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Whole Lotta Shakin’ – The Shakin’ Stevens Story

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Wednesday 10th April 2024 at 7:30pm


For one night only

The Award Winning tribute to the UK's biggest selling singles artist of the 1980's – WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN'- THE SHAKIN' STEVENS STORY is a nostalgic celebration, jam packed with feel-good Rock 'n' Roll!

Performing as Shakin' Stevens, West End star Rebel Dean will guide you through a full audio-visual spectacular with his live band, including rare footage and images which tell the story of the rockin' Welsh boy and his rise to chart-topping superstardom.

The show features unforgettable hits including 'Green Door', 'Oh Julie', 'You Drive Me Crazy' and 'This Ole House'….as well as the classic songs which were covered by Shaky from artists such as Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry, Ritchie Valens and Elvis Presley.

Put your bopping shoes on, dust off the double denim, slick back your hair and get ready to sing-along, dance-along and join in with the biggest and best 'Shaky' party to hit UK theatres….ever!

 

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Something About George

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Saturday 2nd March 2024 at 7:30pm


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Something About George – The George Harrison Story is a musical biopic tribute about the so-called “quiet” Beatle is back following it’s hugely successful 2023 tour which celebrated what would have been George’s 80th birthday.

"All Things Must Pass", they say. Well, George Harrison’s name will live on forever. From the creators of Something About Simon – The Paul Simon Story, a brand-new show that will answer the question "where does life take you after being in the greatest band in the history of the world?"

Starring West End actor and musician Daniel Taylor, Something About George – The George Harrison Story tells the truly remarkable tale of one of music’s most understated icons.

Featuring a five-piece band performing beautiful songs such as "My Sweet Lord", "Something", "Got My Mind Set On You" and "Handle With Care", the show includes incredible solo material and music from rock n’ roll’s greatest supergroup, The Travelling Wilburys – not forgetting more than a few Beatles’ classics along the way. From heartbreak to hedonism and song writing to instant success, Something About George will show you a life that was anything but quiet.

 

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A Beautiful Noise – The Definitive Neil Diamond Tribute

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Saturday 23rd March 2024 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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Bon Jovi Forever

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Friday 8th November 2024 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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Everything Changes – Take That Tribute Show

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Friday 12th April 2024 at 7:30pm


For one night only

The only production in which Gary, Mark, Howard and Robbie headline a fully-live spectacular featuring a 12-piece, uber-talented band, singers and dancers.
Everything Changes presents a 2-hour spectacular where everybody will be singing and dancing all night long!
Enjoy all of Take That’s greatest hits; Pray, Shine, Greatest Day, These Days, Back for Good, Patience, Never Forget and Everything Changes. From 90s Nostalgia to current records.
Fellow anthems Let Me Entertain You, Rock DJ, Millennium, Angels, She’s the One and Candy feature as Robbie Williams takes centre stage.
Come and join us as we celebrate the BEST music from TAKE THAT!

 

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Yourythmics – A celebration of Annie Lennox & The Eurythmics

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Saturday 29th June 2024 at 7:30pm


For one night only

A celebration of one of the biggest acts of the 80’s! Taking you on a nostalgic trip back in time to some of the duo’s biggest hits such as ‘Love is a Stranger’, ‘Here Comes the Rain Again’, ‘Would I Lie to You?’, ‘Right by Your Side’ and of course including the number one smash hit ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’.

Also incorporated are the beautiful songs of Annie Lennox’s solo back catalogue such as ‘No More I Love You’s’, ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ and the haunting ‘Why’.

This is the ultimate, full band experience of the works of the Eurythmics. Energetic musicianship, amazing costumes, audience participation all led by our very own ‘Annie Lennox’- Stacy Green.

Not only has Stacy already won the accolade of the UK’s No. 1 Annie Lennox tribute and look alike, voted and awarded by the National Agents Association, but has also been recognised by the UK’s legendary female artist Annie Lennox herself!
This show will have you dancing in the aisles and singing along to memorable, masterful songs that will take you on a trip down memory lane! 


“Holy Smokes!!!”- Annie Lennox

 

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Whitesnake UK

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Saturday 5th October 2024 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Whitesnake UK play tribute to the very best of David Coverdale's Whitesnake. From the early classic Moody/Marsden line-up to the present day USA incarnation; faithfully reproducing classic hit songs such as "Fool For Your Loving", "Is This Love" and "Here I Go Again" amongst many others. With a combined musical experience of over 100 years Whitesnake UK can proudly boast of having some of the most accomplished personnel in any tribute band. ​ Whitesnake UK concentrate purely on reproducing the classic sound and stage production of Whitesnake without the aid of backing-tracks, gimmicks or wigs. For a 100% live performance that will leave you shouting for more, Whitesnake UK are sure to deliver…

"ARE YOU READY & WILLING?"

"'COS WE ARE!!!"

 

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Typically Tina

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Saturday 8th June 2024 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Tina Turner is one of the most enduring and iconic music legends of all time. With a career spanning over 50 years, she has sold over 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the biggest selling recording artists in history.

Typically Tina is an amazingly accurate tribute to The Queen of Rock & Roll featuring so many of the great woman’s biggest hits including ‘Nutbush City Limits’, ‘River Deep Mountain High’ and ‘Simply the Best’ to name but three.

The look, the voice and most importantly the attitude is beautifully captured and all brought to life by Karin Bello.

 

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The UK Rock Show

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Saturday 7th September 2024 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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The Straits UK

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Saturday 28th September 2024 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Founded in 2018, The Straits UK are made up of six musicians all with a passion for delivering quality music
and performance every time.

Residing in the North East of England, the idea to form a tribute to Dire Straits originated with the frontman
and drummer, who happen to be father and son. They have both been life long Dire Straits fans, meaning
attention to detail is second to none.

Performing all the hits from The Dire Straits back catalogue, with authenticity that has been likened to
‘listening to the real thing’ by many.

Come with us to experience and re-live the unmistakable guitar and keyboard sounds of the Alchemy, Wembley ’85, On Every Street tours and much more!