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Thank ABBA for the Music



Saturday 8th February 2025 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves!

Thank ABBA For The Music is a two-hour theatre ABBA-fest that captures all of the magic and excitement of one of pop history's most successful and entertaining live bands.

Featuring all of ABBA's greatest hits, including Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take A Chance On Me, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Knowing Me Knowing You, SOS, Fernando, Super Trouper and many more!

With stunning costumes, a 7-piece live band, interactive video projection, some tongue-in-cheek Swedish humour, and of course ABBA’s spectacular trademark harmonies – this is the ultimate feel-good party show!

ABBA and 70’s fancy dress optional…but encouraged!

★★★★★‘FABBATASTIC NIGHT OUT! – Times & Star
★★★★★ ‘YOU WERE AMAZING!’ – The Sage Gateshead

 Disclaimer: Thank Abba For The Music is a tribute show and is not affiliated or endorsed by the original artist or management company.


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The Greatest Star – Barbra Streisand Tribute Show



Sunday 2nd June 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Barbra Streisand is, by far, one of the worlds best known artistes in recent times. The Broadway star went from dust to stardom in the blink of an eye, most famous for her role in Funny Girl, she is a phenomenon. With a career extending over 6 six decades, Barbra always had her role on the music scene. Whether it be the big stage, studios or TV, Barbra has always been a favourite.

Starring Kearra Bethany, as seen on ITV’s STARSTRUCK, ‘The Greatest Star – Barbra Streisand Tribute Show’ takes you on a magical musical journey through time as you sit back & relax enjoy the sounds of this fabulous ‘concert style’ production. Backed by a fabulous LIVE band, joined on stage by guest artistes for the iconic duets, it’ll bring back all the ‘Mem’ries’.

This 2 hour spectacular will have you singing along, tapping along and even laughing to the FABULOUS storyline. But most of all you’ll be with Kearra, celebrating songs such as ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’, ‘No More Tears’, ‘Guilty’, ‘Don’t Rain On My Parade’, ‘Memory’ plus many more.


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The Opera Boys – A Night at the Musicals



Friday 25th October 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

After a SOLD OUT show in 2023 The Opera Boys are back with A Night at the
Musicals, a fabulous evening of power-house vocals, immaculate 4-part harmony,
breath-taking musical medleys, stunning solo performances… and a few surprises!
Whether you’re a fan of modern day smash hit musicals like Jersey Boys, Mamma
Mia, Wicked and Frozen, prefer the classics from Cole Porter, George Gershwin
and Rodgers & Hammerstein, or adore the definitive masterpieces like Les
Misérables, Phantom of the Opera and West Side Story, this show has something
for everyone and is perfect for musical theatre lovers both young and old.
With beautiful vocal arrangements, spectacular close part harmony and a great
line in humour, The Opera Boys have been delighting audiences all over the world
with their unique show combining beautiful, powerful and emotional music with
funny, engaging and light-hearted entertainment.
The boys trained at some of the UK’s finest schools including The Royal Academy
of Music, and have each become highly successful performers in their own right.
Between them they have performed lead roles on London’s West End and on
Broadway in New York. They have performed as backing vocalists to some of the
world’s biggest superstars including Russell Watson, Robbie Williams, Tom Jones
and Elton John, and in 2015 one of the boys appeared as part of the Belgian entry
for The Eurovision Song Contest, performing to a global audience of 200 million,
and placing a very respectable 4th in the competition!
Together the boys have performed in theatres and concert halls throughout the
UK and have travelled all over the world performing their show. In 2018 they
performed as soloists with The National Symphony Orchestra.
They have been invited to perform at a number of prestigious events including the
10th Anniversary of the world’s most famous cruise ship, Cunard’s superliner
Queen Mary 2, and the inaugural voyage of P&O’s largest cruise ship Britannia,
launched by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


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The Everly Brothers & Friends



Sunday 29th September 2024 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!!!


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STAX of SOUL – The Legacy Tour 2024



Saturday 26th October 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Step into Blackburn Empire Theatre for STAX of SOUL's triumphant return after their sold-out 40th Anniversary Tour at Darwen Library Theatre in 2023. Originating in Manchester in 1983, the band now embarks on their 2024 Legacy Tour, marking 41 years of pure musical brilliance and the onset of their fifth decade.
This powerhouse promises an extraordinary evening, paying homage to devoted fans whose support has fuelled their journey. Renowned for their vibrant brass section and electrifying performances, this legendary nine-piece band brings soul-stirring hits from Stax, Atlantic, Motown, and Northern Soul, paying tribute to luminaries like James Brown and The Blues Brothers.
Don't miss this iconic event! Join us at Blackburn Empire Theatre for the STAX of SOUL Legacy Tour 2024 as we celebrate the emergence of this enduring legacy! Tickets will vanish quickly, secure your spot early!
Features over 30 iconic and unforgettable soul classics such as ~ Get Ready ~ Higher and Higher ~ Tenderness ~ My Girl ~ Stand By Me ~ (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction ~ Give Me Just A Little More Time ~ The Snake ~ Gimme Some Lovin’ ~ Minnie The Moocher ~ Shake a Tail Feather ~ Hold On, I’m Comin’ ~ Soul Man ~ I Got You (I Feel Good) ~ Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag ~ In the Midnight Hour ~ It’s The Same Old Song ~ Stop Her On Sight ~ and many more.


Roxette UK



Friday 7th February 2025 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Bringing the arena sound of your favourite Swedish pop rockers – Roxette UK perform hits such as The Look, Joyride, Must Have Been Love, Dressed For Success, Fading Like A Flower, Dangerous, Crash Boom Bang, Almost Unreal and many more.

Featuring Libbi (Sweet Rebellion) as the late Marie Fredriksson and Matt Black (Fahran) as Per Gessle with an uncanny resemblance in looks and sound. This amazing live show takes you on a joyride through Roxette's career in the 80s and 90s, with thumping anthems and melodic ballads.

Jake Graham (Fahran) on guitar, Joe Lally (Invisible Idols) on bass, Andy Mapp (Katrina from Katrina & The Waves) complete the line up for an exciting live experience performed by seasoned musicians.


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Strong Enough – Ultimate Tribute Concert to Cher



Friday 13th June 2025 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Get ready for an unforgettable evening, celebrating the global superstar and great female icon that is Cher.

Featuring all of the classic hits including Turn Back Time, I Found Someone, Believe, Strong Enough, Gypsies Tramps and thieves, her modern Abba remixes and many more.
This is one show-stopping dazzling extravaganza you do not want to miss!

This show will take you on a musical journey from the Dark Lady days, to the rocking 80’s perm days and the celebration disco hits as we TURN BACK TIME and celebrate the queen of pop and rock.

‘Strong enough’ features 25 smash hits, six decades of stardom and enough costume changes to cause a sequins shortage… With full live band and dancers, come along and experience the passion, the flair and the glitter!


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The Rod Stewart Songbook



Friday 14th February 2025 at 7:30pm

For one night only

The Rod Stewart Songbook’s spectacular theatre production is the ultimate homage to Rod Stewart, featuring Pete McCall, Europe’s foremost tribute. Along with his sensational live band, you will be taken on a musical journey spanning 50 years, when one of rock music’s greatest icons sold over 250 million records worldwide. These unforgettable hits include Sailing, Maggie May, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Some Guys Have All The Luck, Baby Jane, Rhythm Of My Heart, You Wear It Well, Hot Legs and many many more. 

Pete is a consummate professional, whose attention to detail shines through in every way, including stage presence and fabulous costumes. His vocal ability is unequaled and he has the closest voice in the business to the man himself. The Hull Daily Mail quoted on the 5th February 2020, “Pete McCall is the next best thing to seeing Rod himself”. Even the great Rod Stewart would be proud of the tribute paid to him by Pete McCall, in fact Rod’s sister Mary Cady, said to Pete “you were excellent”.

At the show you could easily think you were at an actual Rod Stewart concert, where the atmosphere is electric and the audience are encouraged to participate, sing along and even dance in the aisles. Unlike the majority of other theatre productions that use backing tracks, the band play 100% live, which provides that authentic flavour Rod was famous for. Wherever the venue your audience will be guaranteed a night they will never forget and will feel as though they have not just seen a show, but have had “an experience”.


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The Class of 55



Sunday 19th January 2025 at 7:30pm

For one night only

The producers of The Roy Orbison Story are proud to present their brand-new production – The Class of 55 as the show explores the history of Rock n Roll.

Headlining the show is the incredible Spencer Jordan as Buddy Holly who is backed by a sensational group of musicians and singers. So, come and join us as we Rock n Roll the night away with ‘The Class of 55’.

From the raw sound of the young man known as ‘The Killer’ to the more sophisticated songs of Buddy Holly this carousal of tunes from the past is sure to get you dancing in your seats with songs from ‘The early Sun years’ right up to the iconic masterpiece ‘Roll over Beethoven’

If you love Rock and Roll, you are going to love The Class of 55.

With Special Guests, Big Screen Projection and narration.


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The Cavern Beatles



Friday 11th October 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

On February 9th 1961, The Beatles made the first of their 292 appearances at the now legendary Cavern Club in Mathew Street, Liverpool.

50 years on, The Cavern Beatles, a band fully endorsed and licensed by the same club will be coming to a venue near you with their remarkable show.

The show is a Magical History Tour through the works of the greatest pop music phenomenon. Replicating, in both sight and sound, the excitement and energy of Beatlemania, the psychedelic era of Sgt. Pepper, and the creative masterpieces of The White Album and Abbey Road.

Four costume changes and lighting scenes compliment the changes in musical complexity as the show develops to it’s climax.

The band’s cast members, as well as being talented instrumentalists and singers, are hugely dedicated Beatle fans, intent on recreating their individual character on stage. Their uncanny vocal resemblance to the Fab Four is due to their upbringing in the same place…Liverpool.

As ambassadors of “The most famous club in the world”, The Cavern Beatles bring to the stage the music that has now influenced 3 generations.

Their breath-taking attention to detail has drawn the attention of German music companies, Hofner Guitars and Pyramid Strings, both of whom now endorse them with their products.

With their widespread appeal being more apparent than ever in the varying age groups that continue to follow the band, The Cavern Beatles are widely regarded as being as close to the real thing as they are ever likely to get.

A special feature of the spring 2019 show will be a recreation of the Savile Row "rooftop concert" of 29th January 1969

The band’s cast members, are all talented instrumentalists and singers, and hugely dedicated Beatle fans, with the intention of recreating their individual characters on stage. Their uncanny vocal resemblance to the Fab Four is due to their upbringing in the same place… Liverpool.

The Cavern Beatles are widely regarded as being as close to the real thing as they are ever likely to get and their widespread appeal is being more apparent.