The Mikado



From Wed 22nd February 2023 to Sat 25th February 2023

by Blackburn Gilbert & Sullivan Society – 4 shows to choose from.

Blackburn Gilbert and Sullivan Society Presents: The Mikado.

The Mikado, in full The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu, operetta in two acts by W.S. Gilbert (libretto) and Sir Arthur Sullivan (music) that premiered at the Savoy Theatre in London on March 14, 1885. The work was a triumph from the beginning. Its initial production ran for 672 performances, and within a year some 150 other companies were performing the operetta in England and the United States. One of its best-known numbers is Ko-Ko’s song “I’ve Got a Little List,” for which directors through a century and beyond have made a point of changing phrases to build in contemporary cultural references to those who “never would be missed.”


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The UK Rock Show



Friday 9th June 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

The UK Rock show will transport you back to the 80s heyday of classic rock, combining the feel of a rock festival with the atmosphere of a top end rock arena tour. Expect fireworks, amazing lighting and exacting attention to detail as this amazing 5 piece band, who have numerous recording credits and having travelled the Globe extensively, re-create hits from rock gods such as Journey, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Kiss, AC/DC, Van Halen and many more! If you are a fan of live classic rock this is the show for you!


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Bon Jovi Forever



Saturday 30th September 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

BON JOVI FOREVER – The only Bon Jovi tribute show you need to see!

A high energy, electric packed show guaranteed to raise your hands.

BJF are committed to reviving the 80/90s style show, receiving rave reviews from fans and venue's all over the UK.

Every performance is action packed and delivered with the artistry, energy and Passion of the real thing.

A stunning stage show coupled with effects and explosions will make you believe you're watching the Real Bon Jovi from back in their heyday.

This show is guaranteed to give any fan of Bon Jovi ‘One Wild Night’.


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Endless Love The Show – A Tribute to Lionel Richie & Diana Ross



Saturday 14th October 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Get ready for the ultimate feel-good show celebrating the music of legendary hitmakers Lionel Richie and Diana Ross.

Starring a sensational cast, incredible vocals and a stellar live band, the show is packed with Motown classics and timeless smash hits such as ‘I’m Coming Out’, ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, ‘Upside Down’, ‘Say You Say Me’, ‘Chain Reaction’, ‘All Night Long’, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, ‘Hello’,’ Can’t Hurry Love’ plus many more classics from these two legendary artistes featured together for the first time in one amazing production.

Featuring authentic live arrangements taken from both Lionel’s and Diana’s original touring shows, Endless Love is an electrifying, joyful and emotional rollercoaster guaranteed to get you singing along and on your feet! This wonderfully produced show brilliantly captures the glitz, glamour and sentiment of soaring love songs with audiences rocking out to 80s classics and gettin’ down to outright dancefloor fillers.

You already know the words… so, singing voices at the ready and dancing shoes on, grab your tickets and let’s party All Night Long!


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Calamity Jane



From Mon 8th May 2023 to Sat 13th May 2023

by Blackburn Musical Theatre Company – 7 shows to choose from.

Celebrating 70 years of the classic
movie, Blackburn Musical Theatre Company returns to the stage with Calamity
 – featuring the popular tunes The Deadwood Stage
(Whip-Crack-Away!), Just Blew In From The Windy City, Secret Love
and The
Black Hills Of Dakota

In the wild-west outpost of Deadwood
City, 1876, sharpshooting tomboy Calamity Jane is surrounded by
cowboys, townsfolk and the famous Wild Bill Hickok. After the local saloon
bar's owner mixes up his Frances with his Francis when booking a performer,
Calam heads to Chicago to reel in the glamourous actress Adelaid Adams – and
mistakenly brings back her maid Katie Brown instead. Back in Deadwood, Katie's
inability to perform is overcome as she wins the heart of the young Lieutenant
Danny Gilmartin, and when Calam sheds her tomboy persona at a ball at the local
Fort, she comes to realise she loves Wild Bill Hickok.


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A Beautiful Noise – The Definitive Neil Diamond Tribute



Friday 10th February 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

From London's West End, this internationally acclaimed production celebrates the music of Neil Diamond. From the hits he penned during his time in the Brill Building, to the Jazz Singer and countless live concerts, Neil Diamond is a musical icon, selling over 130 million albums throughout his exceptional career.

This is the only show starring the extraordinary FISHER STEVENS undeniably one of the BEST Neil Diamond impersonators you will ever see! Together with the amazing cast of professional musicians and singers who performed at the Lyric theatre in London's Shaftesbury Avenue.

★★★★★ "The legendary music of Neil Diamond is brought to life for a night you won't forget, and as tributes to the greats go, you'd struggle to get more bang for your buck in the West End." Broadway World Review – 2019

Join us in celebrating all the classic hits. This musical adventure, unrivalled by any other, revisits more than five decades of sparkling musical gems including, Love On The Rocks, Sweet Caroline, Forever In Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, I am …I Said, America, Cracklin Rosie, Red Red Wine, I’m A Believer and many more.

★★★★ A Beautiful Noise "The atmosphere is electric. In lieu of the great man him-self, A Beautiful Noise is a worthy tribute to Neil Diamond and his legacy to music"

★★★★ Designed to be a crowd-pleaser, you will leave the theatre feeling uplifted and highly entertained by it all – oh and singing 'Sweet Caroline'!

★★★★ "A consummate showman, he has the relaxed stage presence that wins us over from the start"

★★★★ "With his sincere and charismatic stage presence Fisher Stevens may as well be the real Diamond, the audience is putty in his hands"


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The Jerseys Live



Friday 29th September 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Join The Jerseys as we celebrate the timeless music of the 100 million album selling
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
Incredible falsettos, beautiful acapellas

the authenticity of the sublime harmonies of the
60s and 70s

with a huge repertoire including 'Sherry', 'Walk Like A Man', 'My Eyes
Adored You', 'Grease', Rag Doll', 'Stay', 'Lets Hang On', ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ before
finishing off with headline hit
'Oh What A Night'!
This is much more than just another
tribute show

this is a celebration of fantastic music performed by an array of incredible
The Jerseys have performed in various prestigious venues, visiting the length and
breadth of the UK.
Some notable shows include a performance for Her Majesty The
Queen on The Long Walk, Windsor Castle for her 90th Birthday Celebrations, and
internationally including The Paris Casino in Las Vegas.
Along with their LIVE 4 piece band of internationally ren
owned musicians, this all


dancing show features hit after hit, comedy and more

the complete night out which
will have you dancing in the aisles of the theatre and leave you ‘beggin’ for more!


The Freddie and Queen Experience



Friday 14th April 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Along with the many fans who mourn the loss of Freddie Mercury, The Freddie & The Queen Experience, aim to celebrate the wealth of talent that came together in Queen by recreating, with breath-taking accuracy, the style and excitement of a LIVE Queen concert, which sadly, will never be seen with Freddie Mercury again.

The Freddie & QUEEN Experience are the UK's Premier Queen & Freddie Mercury Tribute Band who are internationally & critically acclaimed.

The band performs all over the world with sell out shows in the UK & abroad, with most recently in UAE & Europe. They deliver a passionate & energy packed show full of all QUEEN's greatest hits!

Ian as Freddie Mercury replicates Freddie Mercury's live shows with the looks, mannerisms, vocals, charisma, passion, high energy & showmanship that Freddie was so loved, adored & famous for.

The fully live 5 piece professional band perform with replica outfits instruments & perform a full recreation of QUEEN's Live shows, based around QUEEN at there very best, the 86 'Magic tour'. It's simply a great show not to missed!


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The Everly Brothers & Friends



Saturday 21st January 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

The Temple Brothers, the UKs No.1 Tribute to The Everly Brothers are proud to announce the return of their Theatre Show, produced by themselves. The only show of it's kind dedicated to the music of one of the greatest harmony duo's the Everly Brothers. Just as the Everly Brothers were the Temple Brothers are real life brothers, their harmonies are unlike anything ever heard, truly not to be missed.

With Live Acoustic Guitars, Flawless Harmonies, a truly impressive outing for all, accompanied by special guest star tributes. All the hits are performed in the original keys that The Everly Brothers recorded in their early years, so you don't lose any of that magic that the Everlys created.

Taking you on a walk back down memory lane with all the classic songs that you remember. 'Cathys Clown' ' Walk Right Back' 'Ebony Eyes' 'Bird Dog' 'Dream' 'Let It Be Me' 'Love Hurts' 'Devoted To You' 'Til I Kissed Ya' 'Wake Up Little Suzie' 'When Will I Be Loved plus many many more….

Including special guest tributes to: Hank Marvin (The Shadows), Buddy Holly & Jerry Lee Lewis.
This spectacular 2 hour tribute show is simply unrivalled anywhere. Enjoy The Temple Brothers as they bring to life, the magic of THE EVERLY BROTHERS!!!