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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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The Simon and Garfunkel Story



Friday 19th July 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Direct from a weeklong run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

"Fantastic” – Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2. "Authentic and Exciting” – The Stage


The Wizard of Oz Ballet



Friday 19th January 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Join Ballet Theatre UK as we follow the yellow brick road and discover all the wonders of Oz.

Enjoy Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion, (and yes Toto too) as they seek the Wonderful Wizard to find that there's no place like home!

The Wizard of Oz is a two act, full – length, ballet adaptation of the iconic tale by L. Frank Baum, told through the magic of classical dance. Set to a classical score which brings the story to life, this production is family friendly and is the perfect way to introduce children to the classical ballet.

The production is presented with beautiful backdrops, stunning theatrical sets and costumes evoking the iconic sketches by W.W. Denslow, from the original publication.

“A ballet company of great achievement”
-The Dancing Times

“Glittering costumes, expressive dancers…a pleasure to witness a production of this calibre”
-Dance Europe



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The Ultimate Meat Loaf Anniversary Show



Friday 11th August 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Hailed as the most authentic tribute to Rock Legend Meat Loaf.

On what will be Meat Loaf’s 1st year anniversary of his sad passing, Carl John & The TCM band celebrate the life & music of Meat Loaf.

The show takes you through Meat Loaf’s career from Bat Out Of Hell to Meat’s final album Braver Than We Are.

Including songs such as Anything For Love, Bat Out Of Hell, Modern Girl, Two Out Of Three, For Crying Out Loud, Out Of The Frying Pan to name a few.

Dead Ringer features The TCM Band & singers, a 7 piece accompaniment to tribute artist Carl John.

Dead Ringer is fronted by Carl John star of The King & Queens show at Central Pier in Blackpool. Carl has received so many 5* reviews for his portrayal as Meat Loaf.

Every aspect of the show is created to be as close to a Meat Loaf concert as possible.

Vocally, musically & most importantly the energy & feel of a Meat Loaf Show.



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Stan Boardman



Saturday 12th August 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

This unscripted show will be unique and entertaining and Stan will document his struggles and successes. It will consist of new material in his stand-up routines, archive clips on the big screen of hit show 'The Comedians' on Granada TV, that was watched by over 15 million viewers each week and spawned the likes of Frank Carson, Roy Walker, Mick Miller, Jim Bowen, Bernard Manning, Bobby Knutt, Ken Goodwin, Mike Reid, Stu Francis, Charlie Williams and many more.

Plus the famous 'Fokker' incident from Des O Connor show, and an interactive chat with the audience who will be able to pose questions to Stan in the second half of the show.

Recent TV appearances include BBC1's Can’t Cook Won’t Cook, Channel 4's Kings of Comedy, Celebrity Wife Swap and Celebrity Coach Trip.


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Rockin’ With Laughter



Monday 21st August 2023 at 2:00pm

For one night only

This Fabulous 50’s/60’s variety show is a new production for 2023 presented by the cast of “We’ll Meet Again” and “The Good Old Days of Music Hall”. Comedy multi-instrumentalist Pete Lindup, ukulele virtuoso Anthony Mason, smooth vocalist Mervyn Francis and the thrilling vocals of Beryl Johnson return to take you back in time. Together they re-create stars of the period in ‘Seeing Stars’, paying tribute to Kathy Kirby, Acker Bilk, Susan Maughan, Ronnie Hilton, Clinton Ford , Big Bopper, Kenny Ball and more.


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The Magic of Science



Friday 29th March 2024 at 2:30pm

For one night only

This is your opportunity to surround yourself with the mystery of magic, cleverly fused with wondrous and miraculous feats of science. Hold on to your seats as the Empire Theatre is transformed into a real-life science laboratory and lots of unbelievable "how did they do that!" moments. Experience non-stop action-packed interactive magical science experiments that will capture the imagination, a fast-moving and colourful magical science show, packed with mystery, suspense, and heaps of mess!

Top Secret is fun and entertaining for the whole family to enjoy along with inspiring and educating every young budding magician and scientist.


The Adult Panto: Beauty and the Big Beast



Saturday 17th February 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Celebrating 20 years on the road, the Market Theatre Company are here to corrupt another classic fairy tale beyond recognition.

Can the fearless company of just 3 actors hold it all together and pull off their very own adult version of Beauty and the Beast using a minimum of set props and costume?

Get ready for an other evening of slick, fast – moving, farcical fun and bawdy sexual innuendo
for adults only.

Not suitable for under 16’s.


Thank Abba for the Music



Saturday 3rd February 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only


In 1974, ABBA’s iconic Eurovision Song Contest performance of Waterloo made history, with their victory propelling the band to international stardom.

On their brand-new tour Thank ABBA For The Music celebrates the global pop phenomenon’s legendary night with a special 50th Anniversary live concert.

Featuring all of ABBA’s greatest hits including Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Super Trouper, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! SOS, Take A Chance On Me, Voulez-Vous and of course, Waterloo and many more!

Complete with a dynamic cast of outstanding singers, dazzling choreography and interactive video projection, early booking is advised for what promises to be a high-octane extravaganza for ABBA lovers everywhere.

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

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

Get a group together and save! Groups of 10 or more get tickets at £22.50. Discount will automatically be applied at checkout!


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The Everly Brothers & Friends



Saturday 14th 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!!!