|What's on at...||Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre|
EVENTS AT THE NEWLY REFURBISHED CIVIC THEATRE...
Oswaldtwistle Players present a sassy and satirical Discworld romp
Wednesday 30th April - Saturday 3rd May 2014 : 7.30pm
Adapted by Stephen Briggs
Terry Pratchett takes Shakespeare's Macbeth and then turns it up 'till the knob comes off.
It's all there - a wicked duke and duchess, the ghost of the murdered king, dim soldiers, strolling players, a land in peril.
And who stands between the Kingdom and destruction? Three witches; Granny Weatherwax (intolerant, self-opinionated, powerful), Nanny Ogg (down-to-earth, vulgar) and Magrat Garlick (naïve, fond of occult jewellery and bunnies).
TICKETS : £8.50 (£7.50 concessions)
X Factor Finalists 2013
Saturday 24th May 2014 : 7.00pm
SAM CALLAHAN Sam is a 19 year old singer/songwriter from Essex. Heʼs been performing since the tender age of eight and he started writing his own music when he was just thirteen, intent, even then, on pursuing a career as a singer. Sam has been involved in various projects on his journey, including a
KINGSLAND RD Slick hair & scuffed-up shoes. Donʼt ask, itʼs an East London thing... apparently. But when Kingsland arenʼt busy being trendy theyʼre online interacting with an ever-growing legion of loyal fans. Connor (19), Josh (20) Matt (23), Thompson (22) and Jay (19), all live, work and play in
THE PARADES Dan Bartlett, Andy Burge and Callum Walton, together form ʻThe Paradesʼ. After forming in 2012 under the name of ʻWe Struck Luckyʼ, the band started to write and record their own material together which led to the creation of their pop funk soul sound. They went onto work with Red Triangle Productions towards the end of the year to produce a three track E.P. In February 2013, the boys worked alongside the clothes company... ʻJack Willsʼ to put on acoustic performances at stores all over the country. The band was then renamed ʻThe Paradesʼ followed by an extremely busy summer of live shows. They began to play all over the UK at various events and festivals including ʻIsle of Wight Festivalʼ, ʻDoncaster racecourseʼ and many colleges in and around London. The band are currently working on new material and have big aspirations for 2014.
ALL TICKETS : £15.00
Garlic Theatre present
Saturday 7th June 2014 : 2.00pm
Q: What do you do when you hear a strange munching noise inside a piano?
He might be able to help with his bag full of ears and his collection of weird and wonderful tools. But when he looks inside - the musical notes are packing their bags and running away. What are they scared of and who is hammering at the keys?
Garlic Theatre delight children and adults with this offbeat jazzy tale. Starring puppets, clowning, animation and a very highly strung monster indeed.
Puppet theatre for all ages over 4
ALL TICKETS : £6.00
Accrington Theatre Group present
Tuesday 17th - Saturday 21st June 2014 : 7.30pm
A swinging 60's sensation!
A brand new high energy musical featuring all the sounds of the swinging sixties. Come along and enjoy an evening filled with music taking you back to a time when Mods, Rockers, Hippies and Beatniks ruled.
Whether you want to relive your memories or create new ones, SHOUT! is a musical experience not to be missed.
TICKETS : £12.00 Adults, £8.00 Children (under 16s)
ReAct Academy of Theatr Arts present
Thursday 26th June 2014 : 7.30pm
Disney Channel’s smash hit musical comes to life on the stage at The Civic Theatre.
TICKETS : £12.00 Adults, £8.00 Children (under 16s)
Sex, Drugs and Sausage Rolls, it's...
Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th July 2014 : 7.30pm
STRICTLY OVER 18s ONLY
Roy Chubby Brown returns with his meatiest show yet! 'Who Ate All The Pies?'
He's still rude, he's still crude and this time he's turning headlines into punchlines as his rip-roaring brand of banter continues to burst bellies across the country. Chubby doesn't hold back from sharing his outlandish views on news, women and gender, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be left gob-smacked!
As politically incorrect as ever "The Worl'd Most Outrageous Comedian" is far too rude for TV, so this live performance is the only place to catch the flamboyant comedian.
If easily offended please stay away!
Friday 25th July 2014 : 7.30pm
"David is one of the UK's leading Spirit Mediums delivering mind blowing evidence of life after death"
With no two evenings ever the same you will be involved in a unique and spontaneous experience. Since the age of four David has been able to see, hear and feel the spirit people around him. Now sit back and listen, the next message could be for you...
For education and entertainment purposes only and should be considered an experiment.
ALL TICKETS : £15.00 Available from www.spiritsurvival.com or the Box Office : call 01254 380293 or drop in to the Town Hall
Chris Connor as
Saturday 2nd August 2014 :
Direct from the London Palladium - The Worlds leading Elvis performer Chris Connor (as seen on the bbc and itv).
"Chris Connor is to me the closest thing to the King I've ever heard and ever seen in my life. I'm in shock, It's simply amazing...."
Chris Connor burst on to the UK Elvis scene in early 2009 and within 12 months he was performing at venues such as the Manchester Apollo and the Harrogate International Centre in the World's Greatest Elvis Tribute Concerts, backed by the Sweet Inspirations (Elvis Presley's original backing singers). And just recently in April 2013 he appeared with his west end band in front of a full audience at the worlds famous LONDON PALLADIUM.
In only a few years Chris has become recognised as the world's leading Elvis Performer making waves around the world. With his natural look and voice, he astounds his audience at every concert! You do not want to miss Chris Connor with his tribute to Elvis Presley.
Performing just under a 2 hour show recreating Elvis's hits, this show is Selling out in venues all across the UK and and overseas!!! This really is a MUST SEE FOR ANY ELVIS FAN. a show designed by Elvis fans for Elvis fans.
'SEEING IS BELIEVING'
www.chrisconnor.biz Also visit Chris Connor's official facebook page for all the very latest photos and videos.
TICKETS : £15.00 Adults
Marty MacDonald's Farm
Wednesday 13th August 2014 : 2.00pm
Honalee Media proudly presents a fun new, live and interactive puppet show, full of songs and nursery rhymes, comedy and laughter. The show is set in the colourful and imaginative world of Marty MacDonald’s Farm and stars Martin Parsons (Playdays Live, Sooty’s Magic Castle) and Kate Ashmead (Tweenies, Thomas & Friends Live). The show also features the voice talents of Children’s BBC’s Justin Fletcher (Justin’s House, Something Special and Gigglebiz) as Pongo The Pig and Nicole Davis (CBeebies, Topsy & Tim and School of Silence) as Molly-Moo The Cow - just some of the loveable puppet characters that populate the farm in a show directed by Tweenies creator Iain Lauchlan. (Please note that Justin and Nicole do not appear in person)
Join Marty, Pongo the Pig, Molly-Moo the Cow and Sheena the Sheep as they work together to find a way to rescue the corn and save their farm... Come and join in the adventure, make new friends and sing along to your favourite songs & nursery rhymes, in a live and interactive theatre show with bags of fun and laughter, down on Marty MacDonald’s Farm!”
With a colourful farmyard and host of loveable puppet characters, Marty MacDonald’s Farm is particularly suitable for 3 – 7 year olds and performances run for 90 minutes approximately (including interval).
ALL TICKETS : £9.00 Adults (£6.00 Loyalty Card Holders)
Saturday 6th September 2014 : 7.30pm
From playing the pubs and clubs of Omagh and Northern Ireland to the cream of the UK's concert Halls and Theatres its a magical journey for Irish singer and entertainer Mr Dominic Kirwan.
Impossible to pigeon hole, Dominic, from the County Tyrone town, has been entertaining professionally since 1989. He has been described as the ultimate entertainer, at ease with songs such as “Like Father Like Son” to “Noreen Bawn” from “Absent Friends” to “Some Girls”. The show is an eclectic mix of songs that just sit begging to be sung in Kirwan’s own style.
Twenty five years on and Kirwan’s stage presence still lights up the room, ignites and engages the audience and holds them in the palm of his hand. A vibrant mix of classic country, a hint of rock and roll, a sprinkling of a ballad, a touch of a standard with just a spot of an inspirational classic and you have the ‘Dominic Kirwan Show’ and in 2014 what a show it is.
This silver anniversary show will be a night of nostalgia as genial Mr Kirwan rolls back the years, belting out many of the songs that has made him a household name. It will be a night to celebrate, savour and enjoy Dominic at his very best.
Relive the magical moments of one of Ireland's finest entertainers. In his own inimitable style Dominic will be joined by some very special guests in a show worthy of a visit for fans, for newcomers to the Omagh mans vocal talent and for music lovers alike. This is a show not to be missed It will be a massive year for Dominic.
Speaking ahead of this UK tour Dominic reflected on his 25 years, "it's hard to believe it's been 25 years, so many songs, so many tours, so many miles but it certainly has been rewarding, its been an incredible journey, one I could certainly not have done without the fans. I have been blessed to have had such a loyal following through the years and I really hope I will meet a lot of them over this special year”
TICKETS : £18.50 Adults (£17.50 concesssions)
DFO International Music Agency presents
Friday 19th September 2014 : 7.30pm
Not a Tribute -The Real Deal!
The Moody Blues, 10CC, The Hollies, The Manfreds & Cliff Richard : anight of music celebrated by the artists who know them best... their backing musicians!
Five world class musicians, singers and songwriters who, after years of touring and recording with some of the most iconic bands in the world, perform some of the best British Rock and Pop music of a generation.
This all-star band comprises Drummer Gordy Marshall -The Moody Blues, Keyboardist Paul Bliss - The Moody Blues, The Hollies, Bassist Marcus Cliffe -The Manfreds, Guitarist Huw Davies -The War of the Worlds and current Lead Singer of 10cc Mick Wilson - (also) Cliff Richard
Hits include: Nights in White Satin, He Ainʼt Heavy (Heʼs My Brother),
TICKETS : £15.00 Adults (£14.00 concesssions)
You Don't Stand To Lose Your Mind
Saturday 20th September 2014 : 8.00pm
Meet the NEW face of Hypnosis! Renowned Hypnotist Christopher Caress who has stunned and amazed his audiences by the speed in which he is able to hypnotize his willing volunteers! Christopher has appeared on countless stages around the world, captivating audiences with his mind-bending talents!
Combining the art of hypnosis with outrageous comedy, Caress taps into the creativity of his willing volunteers so they unleash their imagination and leave their self-consciousness behind.
Caress is a fast thinking comedian who milks humor out of every situation that arises on stage. His incredibly popular stage show guarantees that the results are nothing short of hilarious, as hypnotized members of the audience become the real STARS of the show!
ONE THING IS CERTAIN – THIS IS ONE SHOW WHERE YOU WILL BE GETTING VERY SLEEPY…
All volunteers wishing to participate in the show MUST be 18 years of age or older and children MUST be accompanied by an adult.
TICKETS : £10.00 Adults (£9.00 concesssions inc. students)
The Swing Commanders
Saturday 27th September 2014 : 7.30pm
Swingin' It Everywhere!
What A Show!
ALL TICKETS : £10.00
Sid Sloane presents
Sunday 28th September 2014 : 2.00pm
A colourful set creating the scene for a voyage of discovery in a bubbly underwater world!
We will encounter some weird, wonderful and fascinating sea creatures with fun songs, music, strange sounds and audience participation.
Sid's Show II is the new brilliant show for families with children aged 3+
ALL TICKETS : £10.00 (£8.00 Loyalty Card Holders)
The Broadway Divas
Friday 10th October 2014 : 7.30pm
These three beautiful leading ladies from the West End, touring musicals and screen bring a real touch of style with ‘The Broadway Divas’ in concert. Performing the greatest songs from Broadway musicals these ladies have wowed audiences in theatre and concert venues all over the country.
“Ladies you are amazing…”
With stunning costumes, great musical arrangements and perfect harmonies, The Divas bring you many of the greatest songs from Broadway Musicals - Anything Goes, My Fair Lady, Sweet Charity, Chess, Les Miserables, Cabaret, New York New York, Oliver, Chicago and many more!
Leona, Beth & Laura have starred in many shows including Les Miserables (West End), Grease (West End), Abba Mania (West End) Those Were the Days and The Way We Were (Touring). Beth recently appeared in the 25th Anniversary Tour of Rent with Laura starring in the BBC1 drama WPC 56.
ALL TICKETS : £10.00
The People's Theatre Company presents
Saturday 11th October 2014 : 2.00pm
Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O.
"A brilliant production that adults and older children will love just as much as the young ones." –
"PTC productions are fast, slick, colourful, thoroughly entertaining and above all brilliant fun" –
ALL TICKETS : £10.00 (£8.00 Loyalty Card Holders)
Oswaldtwistle Players present
Wednesday 15th - Saturday 18th October 2014 : 7.30pm
Written by Peter Whelan
The ‘must-see’ play of the year brought home.
ALL TICKETS : £8.50 (£7.50 Concessions)
Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band
Saturday 25th October 2014 : 7.30pm
After being voted the No 1 ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE in the UK Paul Bacon is now taking his show into theatres. Performing the best of Elton John. All the Elton John hits "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", "Rocket Man" "Saturday Night Is Alright For Fighting", "Bennie & The Jets", "Made In England", "Crocodile Rock" etc.
Seeing is believing - he really looks and sounds like Elton so much so it would be hard to spot the difference.
ALL TICKETS : £16.00 (£15.00 Concessions)
Saturday 1st November 2014 : 7.30pm
Voted Britain’s Favourite Male Medium by the prestigious Soul & Spirit Magazine.
With countless hours of spirit contact, Derek’s friendly and sincere delivery, down to earth charm and obvious dedication to his work has endeared him to tens of thousands of people, many of whom regularly attend these amazing live events.
"The model of the modern medium" -
"It was the first time seeing you in Lancaster last night at the Grand Theatre. Your show was fantastic and I am a great fan. Your work is amazing" -
"I wanted to thank you for all the good things you do for everyone. You are a big inspiration!" -
"Thank you. You helped me more than you will ever know..." -
"I took my wife to the York Opera House. I did not know what to expect. The experience has been exhilarating, and a joyous feeling has been with me since" -
ALL TICKETS : £18.50 (£17.50 Concessions)
The Supersonic 70s Show
Saturday 8th November 2014 : 7.30pm
It’s the hottest ticket in town! An incredible live show so jam packed with classic 70s hits it’s no wonder it’s been described as “the best 70s show in theatre land”.
Led by the ‘Catsuit Wondergirl’ Janey Bombshell, ‘Supersonic 70s’ will take you back to when Pop was at it’s peak. From the towering majesty of Queen, ELO & Carpenters, the ‘pin-up pop’ of The Osmonds, David Essex & David Cassidy, to the foot stompin’ Glam Rock of Sweet & T.Rex. Add the classic sounds of ‘Saturday Night Fever’ & ‘Grease’, with humour-a-plenty! and you have a show so mouth watering, even a ‘Curlywurly’ cannot out chew it!”
“...The best 70s show we have ever seen ..”
“ ...‘Hopelessly Devoted to you’, sounded like Olivia Newton John was actually in the theatre..”
“Janey Bombshell & company ooze West End quality..”
'The Supersonic 70s’ are a 6 piece ‘100% live’ band, with both male & female lead vocals. Featuring the incredible ‘Cat suited wondergirl’ Janey Bombshell, one of the finest female singers in the UK. Janey adds some real ‘Agnetha glamour’ alongside co-lead vocalist Mark Keen, the ‘velvet voiced’ singing sensation with the moves to match! The top flight band of musicians alongside have a wealth of experience worldwide & include guitarist/vocalist Greg Hart, Bassist Gary Williams & the wizardry of keyboardist/Vocoder Andy Stewart, who is the grandson of the late great Arthur Askey!
Since 2010 the show has already been a hit at some of the most prestigious of venues throughout the UK, and they have literally whipped up a ‘Seventies sea of nostalgia’ to ecstatic fans wherever they play. Where the women sing along to every word, and the men ‘air guitar’ at will, it really is one huge 70s party by the end and everyone is up and dancing in the aisles- Yes it is that kind of show! The show has been described by many venues as the ‘finest 70s show in years’, with Janey’s extraordinary vocals in particular being described as ‘West End quality’.
With a set list boasting an impressive range to suit all ages, with the emphasis on great 'hit' songs from this golden era of music. ‘The Supersonic 70s’ show will take you down memory lane with some of the biggest classic hits from the 70s, many that most bands would not dare to attempt! From the towering majesty of ‘Queen, John Miles, The Carpenters & ELO, the band also perform stunning renditions of chart toppers by10cc, Wings, Andrew Gold, & Kate Bush . These are just some of the highlights in this pop packed show that also includes the ultimate ‘Pop Pin-Up tunes’ to get people up and dancing. From David Essex, Abba, Sweet, Suzi Quatro, Boney M, The Osmonds, David Cassidy, Elton John, Kiki Dee, T.Rex , & Olivia Newton John, plus not forgetting the Bay City Rollers you cannot help but join in the fun!
The bands highly energetic and visual presentation does not skimp on humour either, and amongst the supreme musicianship, fun is guaranteed with plenty of laughs along the way in this cavalcade of a show. With genuine 70s costumes with all the glitz and blitz you would expect from this colourful era of denim, satin & leather, & completed with visuals, backdrop, & original ‘Chopper Bikes’ (stage size allowing), this show really is not to be missed. You may even get so see a real ‘Womble’ too...
So come join the band in their travelling 70s time machine, back to the days when pop really was at its peak!
TICKETS : £17.00