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All Revved Up – The Ultimate Meatloaf Experience



Friday 4th October 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Featuring Peter Young as Meat Loaf.

While singing in Spain, Peter delivered a captivating performance of Meat Loaf's iconic songs "2 out of 3" and "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth." A gentleman from the audience suggested that Peter should assemble a Tribute Show to Meat Loaf. Taking this advice to heart, Peter has risen to become one of the premier tributes to the rock legend. After perfecting his performances in Cyprus from 2008 to 2012, he has now firmly established himself in the UK and Europe as one of the most sought-after artists, known for his striking resemblance and sound-alike persona.

In addition to gaining recognition as a top solo act, Peter has portrayed Meat Loaf in the highly popular theatre production "ROCK AND ROLL DREAMS COME TRUE." Over the past 7 years, he has been a part of the live theatre show "ROCK AND ROLL DREAMS COME TRUE" and, more recently, has performed with his own band, 'All Revved Up.' Renowned for infusing passion and emotion into his performances, Peter authentically captures the essence of the stories told in Jim Steinman's lyrically rich songs.


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Carpenters Experience



Saturday 12th October 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

When we were young we’d listen to the radio, waiting for our favourite songs. Now they’re back again, like a long-lost friend, all the song we loved so well…

The UK's leading Carpenters show, featuring the amazing voice of Maggie Nestor and eight top-class musicians, captures the sights and sounds of the amazing talents of Richard and Karen Carpenter.

Karen’s silky contralto is combined with Richard’s delightful piano and seamless harmonies in this big production that brings Close to You, We've only Just Begun, Top of the World, Rainy Days and Mondays, Solitaire, Goodbye to Love, Please Mr Postman, For All We Know, Only Yesterday and dozens more classic songs to the stage.

The Carpenters Experience is coming to town for an evening of non-stop hits – it’s yesterday once more…


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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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Rothwell Arts Presents: Magic of the Musicals



Sun 12th May at 11:00am & Sun 12th May 2024 at 4:00pm

Step into the dazzling world of musicals with Rothwell Arts Dance Academy's production of "Magic of the Musicals"! This family-friendly show features beloved songs and scenes from some of the most popular musicals of all time, including Frozen, Wicked, Mary Poppins, Oliver!, Waitress$, and Mean Girls.

Whether you're a die-hard musical fan or just looking for a fun and entertaining afternoon, "Magic of the Musicals" is sure to please. So get your tickets today and prepare to be swept away by the magic of musical theatre!


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Jive Talkin’



Friday 31st January 2025 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Renowned as the original and very best Bee Gees tribute show, and
THE ONLY Bee Gees tribute show that has actually performed with the original
Bee Gees!

In 1997 Gary & Darren from Jive Talkin' performed LIVE on HEART
FM with THE BEE GEES and received great compliments from both Maurice and Barry

As with the original Bee Gees, Jive Talkin' is very much a family
affair, with brothers Gary and Darren Simmons taking the roles of Barry and
Maurice Gibb, with Darren's son Jack joining the group in 2014 and taking on
the role of Robin Gibb. The guys are supported musically by a four piece band
with Lead Guitar, Violin, Cello and Drums, to ensure that every note in every
song is just right!

Wherever the group play they receive superb plaudits; "The
Soundalike quality is quite sensational" (The Stage), "Amazing
similarity to the real Bee Gees" (Wakefield Express), Absolutely Brilliant
(Maurice Gibb), WOW (Barry Gibb)………

For a truly amazing experience and an opportunity to hear all the
great Bee Gees hits; Tragedy, Night Fever, Massachusetts, Stayin Alive, Jive
Talkin, etc, in a 2 hour explosion of music and vocal harmony, this is a night
not to be missed!


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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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Blackburn & Darwen Band – Mum’s the Word



Sunday 10th March 2024 at 3:00pm

For one night only

A celebration of Mother's Day by Blackburn & Darwen Band.

What better way to treat your Mum than to bring her along to a great afternoon's entertainment? There's music to suit all tastes from film to classical, jazz, pop and music from musicals. After a lovely lunch, or before a marvellous evening meal, it will be a chance to hear one of the finest bands in Lancashire, right on your doorstep.

Expertly conducted and compered by Daniel Thomas, Blackburn & Darwen Band will go that extra musical mile to make the day extra special. It's not to be missed.

Under 16's free.