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W H AT ’ S O N | F R O M D E C E M B E R 2 019 JONATHAN WILKES & CHRISTIAN PATTERSON STAR IN SLEEPING BEAUTY


Welcome to our latest What’s On Guide bursting with incredible shows! Hello and welcome back to a wonderful new season of music, laughter, drama and family entertainment at the Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall. We’re all incredibly excited about Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story which will be rockin’ the Regent Theatre stage on its 30th Anniversary tour. If you love a glitzy classic you’ll be blown away by the magic of Cabaret, and for something more ‘in the moment’, the heart-warming musical Once will make you cling a little tighter to your loved ones during the winter months. We’ve an exclusive cast interview inside, so don’t miss out. Over at the Victoria Hall we’re happy to welcome comedians Jimmy Carr and Milton Jones who’ll be splitting sides with their unique take on life. The intrepid Ben Fogle, will also be visiting us on his travels so don’t miss your chance to hear first-hand about his fascinating adventures. There’s so much going on I can’t squeeze it all into this bit, so why not browse your brochure and pick your favourites? See you soon!

Frazer Hoyle, Theatre Director


What do you love most about working at the theatre? The atmosphere! There is a certain buzz in the air when we have a sold out show at the Regentnothing else quite compares! It is also nice to work with such a good bunch of people.

Hello From... Ryan Brereton Deputy Customer Experience Manager

FROM DECEMBER 2019

Which show from the guide are you most looking forward to? I am most looking forward to Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story at the Regent Theatre in February. I love all of the music of that era and I would love to learn more about the legendary whirlwind of his short-lived life. Which movie would you like to see on stage? I would love

to see a theatre production of ‘Stand By Me’. It has been one of my favourite films since I was a child and I think it would translate really well into a theatre production! The soundtrack is fantastic too! What is your first theatre memory? When I was 11 years old, a group of us went to London to celebrate a friend’s birthday. With his parents being from London, they were really interested in taking us to the West End. We found ourselves watching The Woman In Black. It was quite scary for an 11 year old – I can still remember the rocking chair scene! I have also been lucky enough to catch it twice at the Regent since!

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Ellen Kent’s Madama Butterfly Prepare for shivers to run down your spine and hairs to stand up on your neck in this hauntingly beautiful opera.

AJ Live Local lad AJ’s been planning this show since he was 12 so expect the spectacular. With special guest, Curtis Pritchard from Love Island.

WHAT’S ON this

season We Will Rock You Guaranteed to blow your mind, this musical phenomenon is not to be missed!

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Room on the Broom © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 2001 – Macmillan Children’s Books

From show-stopping musicals to family favourites, here are a few of our season highlights...

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story Feel the power, and experience the enduring music of one of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s best-loved and most prolific trailblazers.

Room on the Broom As the witch’s broomstick gets more crowded will everyone get to where they need to be without falling off?

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Moscow City Ballet Moscow City Ballet returns with spectacular performances of one of the most popular classical ballets, The Nutcracker.

Once A powerful production where the 25/09/2019 cast is also the orchestra – you won’t want to see this just Once!

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Cabaret What good is sitting alone in your room? Grab a friend (or two) and come along to watch this iconic musical.

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Contents Curtains

p6

One Night Shows

p7

Sleeping Beauty

p8 – 9

Moscow City Ballet – The Nutcracker / Room on the Broom

p10

020 Dance

p11

Ellen Kent’s Madama Butterfly & La Bohème p12

Sleeping Beauty Jonathan Wilkes and Christian Patterson team up once more in this riotously, family-friendly panto that promises to keep everyone awake!

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

p13

Thriller Live

p15

Once The Musical

p16

One Night Shows

p18 – 22

Northern Ballet – Little Red Riding Hood

p23

Organ Proms

p24

Stoke-on-Trent Classics

p25

One Night Shows Cabaret

Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em

p30

Riverdance

p31

We Will Rock You

p32 – 33

One Night Shows

p34 – 35

LOL Comedy

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p27 p28 – 29

p36

Stage Productions presents Priscilla

p37

9 to 5 The Musical

p38

Local Events

p39

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TUESDAY 3RD – SATURDAY 7TH DECEMBER

FROM THE CREATORS OF CHICAGO & CABARET Music by JOHN KANDER

Lyrics by FRED EBB

Book by RUPERT HOLMES

Original Book and Concept by PETER STONE Additional Lyrics by JOHN KANDER & RUPERT HOLMES Directed by PAUL FOSTER

It’s Curtains_ATG murder putting on anonew musical 141x145 ORE.indd 1 – literally! Jessica Cranshaw, star of the new Broadway-bound musical Robbin Hood, has been murdered on stage on opening night! The entire cast and crew are suspects. Time to call in the local detective, Frank Cioffi, who just happens to be a huge musical theatre fan. With a nose for crime and an ear for music, Frank has his work cut out trying to find the killer whilst giving the show a lifeline. Starring Jason Manford (The Producers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Guys and Dolls) and Carley Stenson (Les Misérables, Legally Blonde, Shrek, Spamalot and Hollyoaks), this hilarious whodunnit is packed full of catchy songs, unforgettable characters and plot twists galore!

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DIRECT FROM WEST END!

Jason Manford will not be appearing in the Thu 5 Dec performance. 11/11/2019 15:15 Ages 12+

★★★★ – The Times TUE – SAT 7.30PM (Excl. Thu) WED & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – Half price Tue GROUPS Best offer – £5 off per ticket for groups of 6+ (Excl. Fri & Sat) SENIOR MIDWEEK MATINÉE OFFER AVAILABLE

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RICK WAKEMAN THE GRUMPY OLD CHRISTMAS SHOW

ROY CHUBBY BROWN THE KING OF BRITISH COMEDY

THU 5 DEC 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

THU 19 DEC 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

TICKETS FROM £33.90

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BARRY STEELE AND FRIENDS

JOHNNY CASH ROADSHOW

FRI 20 DEC 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

SAT 21 DEC 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

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ATG THEATRECARD OFFER – £2 OFF

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Rick Wakeman’s show will combine spellbinding piano music with side-splitting stories and revealing insights into his varied career. An evening of superb musicianship, with music from YES and Rick’s solo projects, interspersed with knockabout (and sometimes bawdy!) humour.

Barry Steele returns to celebrate the music of The Big O & his Friends, in a spectacular new show packed with golden hits and a special accolade to the Traveling Wilburys. With an 80s vibe built in; this show really does have something for everyone!

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After 50 years in show business Roy Chubby Brown has proven himself time and again! 30 DVDs, 2,000 plus live shows worldwide, four books, countless original songs and millions of fans are testimony to the fact that he is Britain’s king of comedy. Ages 18+

Endorsed by the Cash family! One-off 50th anniversary performance of the legendary San Quentin show in 1969. Songs from the album will be performed alongside hits and favourite songs. This is simply the biggest and best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world today. Only touring this year – don’t miss it!

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Stoke-on-Trent panto royalty, Jonathan Wilkes and Christian Patterson star in the Regent Theatre’s enchanting pantomime, Sleeping Beauty.

December 2019 Fri 13

1pm T G S O C

7pm T G C

Sat 14

2pm T

7pm T G C

Sun 15

1pm T

5pm T G C

Mon 16

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Tue 17

11am T S O C

7pm T G S C

Wed 18

11am S O C

7pm G C

Thu 19

11am S O C

7pm G C

Fri 20

No performance

Produced by the world’s biggest pantomime producer, Qdos Entertainment, you can be sure of a festive treat packed with comedy, magic and entertainment.

Sat 21

2pm

7pm C

Sun 22

1pm

5pm

Mon 23

1pm

5pm

Tue 24

1pm

5pm

Don’t be caught snoozing! Book your tickets for Sleeping Beauty today!

Wed 25

Merry Christmas!

Thu 26

1pm

5pm

Fri 27

2pm G C

7pm G C

Sat 28

2pm G C

7pm G C

Sun 29

1pm G C

5pm G C

Mon 30

1pm T G C

5pm T G C

Tue 31

1pm T G C

5pm T G C

Featuring fabulous sets, sparkling costumes, spectacular special effects and enough laughter to wake up even the sleepiest of princesses, this is a must-see for you and your family.

January 2020 Wed 1

Happy New Year!

Thu 2

2pm

7pm G S O C

Fri 3

2pm G S O C

7pm G S O C

Sat 4

2pm G C

7pm T G C

Sun 5

1pm G O C

5pm T G O C

T – ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off G – GROUPS Best offer – £16 per ticket for groups of 10+ S – SCHOOLS/UNIFORM GROUPS Best offer – £11 per ticket including free ice cream plus 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 student tickets (Free ticket does not include ice cream) O – SENIORS Best offer – £16 per ticket C – CHILDREN Best offer – £10 off per ticket R – RELAXED PERFORMANCE Offer – £11 per ticket For more information please visit ATGTICKETS.COM/Stoke *Subject to availability

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with Full Orchestra

Founder: Victor Smirnov-Golovanov

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Room on the Broom © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 2001 – Macmillan Children’s Books

NUTCRACKER MUSIC: PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY

Moscow City Ballet returns to Stoke-on-Trent with a festive favourite, The Nutcracker, presented in classic MCB StokeRussian 93x69.5.indd 10/10/2019 style1 with full orchestra. Victor Smirnov-Golovanov’s original interpretation of The Nutcracker has an innovative freshness, as Clara is whisked away on a magical adventure with her Nutcracker Prince. Set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, this enchanting tale is the perfect introduction to ballet for all the family. Brimming with Russia’s best dancers, beautiful sets and stunning costumes, Moscow City Ballet’s visit is an unmissable treat! ★★★★ ‘NOT TO BE MISSED.’– Sunday Express

Iggety Ziggety Zaggety Zoom! Jump on board the broom with the witch and her cat in Tall Stories’ fun-filled adaptation of Room on the Broom, the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

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The witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – crack – it snaps in two... just as the hungry dragon appears! Will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Find out in the magical Olivier Award-nominated show. ★★★★★ ‘A TRULY THEATRICAL FEAST.’ – The List ★★★★ ‘PERFECT INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE.’ – Sunday Express Ages 3+

MON – WED 7PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – Half price Mon

MON – TUE 1.30PM, TUE 11AM

GROUPS Best offer – £5 off per ticket for groups of 10+ Mon – Wed

TICKETS FROM £15.90

UNDER 25s OFFER – £16.90

GREAT SCHOOLS OFFER AVAILABLE

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GROUPS Best offer – £3 off per ticket for groups of 10+

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REGENT THEATRE

SATURDAY 25TH JANUARY – SATURDAY 1ST FEBRUARY

Do you love watching dance? Then don’t miss this exciting festival! Dance companies from across Staffordshire, Cheshire and the Mid-West take to the Regent Theatre stage to perform new innovative dance routines celebrating the 1920s era – the breakout decade for dance, trend-setting fashion and new technologies! 020 Dance: The Roaring 20s is a vibrant five night celebration.

SAT, MON, WED, FRI & SAT 7.30PM TICKETS FROM £14.40 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £2.50 off FAMILY Offer – £47.60 (Must include at least 1 adult) ATGTICKETS.COM/Stoke

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REGENT THEATRE

SATURDAY 8TH FEBRUARY & FRIDAY 13TH MARCH

SENBLA PRESENTS ELLEN KENT’S OPERA FESTIVAL FEATURING INTERNATIONAL SOLOISTS, A HIGHLY-PRAISED CHORUS AND FULL ORCHESTRA

WINNER

‘BEST OPERA AWARD’

LIVERPOOL DAILY POST THEATRE AWARDS

‘THIS IS A BUTTERFLY TO CHERISH’ MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Madama Butterfly welcomes back the fabulous Korean soprano Elena Dee and the international soprano Alyona Kistenyova. Featuring exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan. Including the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet. La Bohème starring Elena Dee in her iconic role as Mimi together with Alyona Kistenyova and Maria Tonina as Musetta. The set reflects the Bohemian art of the period with a brass band, snow effects and Musetta’s dog. With the famous arias Your Tiny Hand Is Frozen and They Call Me Mimi.

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‘AUTHENTIC, TENDER AND PASSIONATE’ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

★★★★★ ‘THE BEST LA BOHÈME I HAVE EVER SEEN.’ – The Stage Both operas sung in Italian with English surtitles. Cast subject to change.

MADAMA BUTTERFLY: SAT 8 FEB 7.30PM LA BOHÈME: FRI 13 MAR 7.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £5 off GROUPS Best offer – £4 off per ticket for groups of 6+ BOOK BOTH OPERAS TOGETHER & SAVE 20%

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REGENT THEATRE

TUESDAY 18TH – SATURDAY 22ND FEBRUARY

RETURNING TO STOKE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 7 YEARS THE WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL

ROCK & ROLL MUSICAL!

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TERRIFIC YEARS! Now in its 30th year, the sensational multi award-winning West End show is returning to Stoke-on-Trent for the first time in seven years. Forget feel good, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is feel great! Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame, to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom. Featuring two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written, including That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Rave On, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, Johnny B. Goode, Raining In My Heart, Everyday, Shout and many many more, this show is just Peggy Sue-perb!

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‘JOYOUS! I LOVE THIS SHOW!’ – Sunday Express ‘THE AUDIENCE GO ABSOLUTELY CRAZY. IT’S THE SHOW YOU WILL NEVER FORGET.’ – Daily Mail TUE – SAT 7.30PM WED & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – Half price Tue GROUPS Best offer – £5 off per ticket for groups of 6+ Tue – Thu GREAT OFFERS FOR UNDER 25s

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9 TO 5? More like 5, 6, 7, 8! With 9 to 5 The Musical movin’ and shakin’ its way into theatres, we decided to give our TheatreCard Members the chance to dance like Dolly at our latest exclusive event at The Palace Theatre, Manchester. The evening started with a toe-tappin’, hip-bumpin’ workshop led by the musical’s own dance captain, Sierra Brewerton. Members spent 45 minutes learning a dance from the show, with expert instruction and plenty of exciting choreography! Members who felt more comfortable in a cosy theatre seat than up on their feet were also able to enjoy the class. A mum who decided to spectate said: ‘I’m watching my daughter up on stage, she’s doing really well. It looks really good fun. As a parent, I’m really proud!’ After all that two-steppin’, complimentary refreshments were provided in the bar... in the form of a signature ‘Cup of Ambition’ cocktail of course! Members were able to kick back, relax and socialise before sitting down to enjoy the evening performance. Everyone had a fantastic time, both at the dance class and the musical itself. They loved being able to perform a routine from the actual show, which they watched back later – this time performed by the cast as part of the storyline. One Member sent us a lovely note afterwards, saying:

‘We very much appreciated all your help throughout the event; my daughter Taylor was in her element. We’d like to extend our best wishes to Sierra, who was brilliant throughout. Please also send a message to the cast of the show, who were tremendous. It was a great show – everyone was amazing – and we’ll be telling everyone to go and watch it!’ Not a Member yet? Simply sign up for TheatreCard Classic or TheatreCard Plus – you’ll enjoy a huge range of benefits, including ticket offers, fee-free booking, priority seats, access to exclusive content... and invitations to backstage experiences like this at your local theatre.

‘Thank you so much for the enjoyable pre-show entertainment. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening. We were so looked after by all the staff involved in the workshop.’

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REGENT THEATRE 

THURSDAY 26TH – SATURDAY 28TH MARCH

★★★★★

‘YOU CAN’T BEAT IT.’ E V E N I N G S TA N DA R D

THE MUSIC LIVES ON! Paul Walden & Derek Nicol for Flying Music in association with Adrian Grant for Key Concerts present

Direct from London’s West End, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the greatest music ever written. Take an electrifying audiovisual journey through an unparalleled catalogue of hits, from pop to rock, soul to disco as the cast pay homage to a musical legacy and iconic choreography executed with flair, precision and passion.

FEATURING THE SONGS OF AND THE

MICHAEL JACKSON 5 DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY

GARY LLOYD

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION AND ASSOCIATE PRODUCER ADRIAN GRANT

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I Want You Back, ABC, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, Bad, Dangerous and Thriller plus many more!

THU & FRI 7.30PM, SAT 4PM & 8PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Thu GREAT OFFERS FOR UNDER 25s

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TUESDAY 17TH – SATURDAY 21ST MARCH

Once may be enough for you Once ATGnot 141x145 updated.indd 1 to see this multi awardwinning Broadway and West End hit musical. Based on the critically-acclaimed and much-loved film, you will meet two lost souls – a Dublin street busker and a Czech musician – who find each other unexpectedly and fall in love. You will fall in love too, with this brilliant musical, filled with live music, from lush ballads to barnstorming reels. Once is the spellbinding and uplifting story of hopes and dreams. Once has won awards across the world, including the Academy Award for Best Original Song, a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, eight Tony® Awards and an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

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Book by Enda Walsh. Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard09/10/2019 and Marketa12:48 Irglova. Based on the Motion Picture. Written and Directed by John Carney. Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd.

TUE – SAT 7.30PM THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Tue GROUPS Best offer – £6 off per ticket for groups of 10+ Tue – Thu SENIORS MIDWEEK MATINÉE OFFER AVAILABLE

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EDITORIAL

A Perfect Match We catch up with Daniel Healy who plays ‘Guy’ and Emma Lucia who stars as ‘Girl’ in the 2020 UK tour of Once. Daniel, do you remember the first time you played the role of Guy? I got to play ‘Guy’ in the West End, so that was a special night. My parents came and all the friends who could be there. I remember giving it absolutely everything as I thought it would be my last time playing the role. How wrong I was! I’m just so blessed to be able to tell such a beautiful story. Why do you think Once resonates with audiences? D: Glen Hansard’s music is timeless, Enda Walsh’s script is perfect and the story is conveyed by a stellar cast. We have all had that once-in-a-lifetime moment when we’ve met someone who turned on the light in our eyes and reminded us of our true selves. Did we fall in love and sail into the sunset? Did we let it fall away due to outside circumstances or timing? Was it only for that moment? You’ll have some questions for yourself after you see the show. I think that’s why people love it. What do you think, Emma? It’s a story of love and friendship that isn’t romanticised. Often in theatre, decisions are tailored to ensure that the piece ends ‘happily ever after’ which isn’t always how life is. Once is truthful and bare, with the most heart-wrenching music you’ll ever hear. Tell us a bit about Girl. What’s she like? E: ‘Girl’ is a beautiful example of someone who’s experienced a huge amount of pain, but refuses to let it taint her outlook on life. She quite literally laughs in the face of cynicism and is constantly trying to uplift and inspire others. Daniel, you’ve co-written songs with Ronan Keating, who you met through Once. How was that? Ronan is someone I consider a great friend. We met on Once and I’ve played in his

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touring band for the last four years. I wrote six songs on his last album ‘Time of My Life’. It was an amazing experience that’s opened up a lot of doors for me. I signed a publishing deal with Concord Publishing and have since worked with artists and production houses all over the world. Emma, you play the piano on stage – is that an added challenge? One of the unique aspects of Once is that the music is played live by the actors. I’ve been playing the piano since I was seven years old and it’s always been a kind of outlet for me – so to combine the two is really special. There are so many different instruments in the show, especially for the swings who cover several parts, so the challenge comes with playing everything live. Daniel, are you excited to head out on tour? I’ve toured with the band but I’ve never toured with a theatre show before, I can’t wait! Emma, what’s your favourite part of the show to perform? I love ‘Falling Slowly’ because it’s the moment Guy and Girl connect with each other. I also love when the whole company perform ‘When Your Mind’s Made Up’ for the first time. Both scenes give me goosebumps every time! Why should people come and see it? E: Once really is the most relatable musical I have ever come across. When I did the show last year, so many of my friends and family came to watch – from my 80-year-old granny who loves crosswords and classical music to my 17-year-old brother who generally dislikes theatre and only listens to heavy metal... Everyone loved it. Once isn’t just a big emotional love story. It’s also hilarious. For a night out at the theatre it has everything you could ever ask for. Great music, laughter and a beautiful story that everyone can relate to.

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25 th Anniversary Tour

CIRCUS OF HORRORS 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

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‘The greatest rock and roll band in the world’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last four decades! Their live show is dynamic and uplifting, featuring all of their biggest hits, including Under The Moon of Love.

05/06/2019 10:26 am

Imagine a fangtastic rock show with amazing light effects and set combined with an amalgamation of bizarre, daredevil and astounding circus acts, accompanied by a rock ‘n’ roll soundscape performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek. Ages 16+

FRI 10 JAN 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

FRI 10 JAN 7.30PM | REGENT THEATRE

TICKETS FROM £13

TICKETS FROM £21.50

ATG THEATRECARD OFFER – £3 OFF

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BEYOND THE BARRICADE

THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY

SAT 11 JAN 7.30PM | REGENT THEATRE

FRI 17 JAN 7.30PM | REGENT THEATRE

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Celebrating 21 years of touring, this new show for 2020 will include the best numbers that have made Beyond the Barricade the most popular musical theatre concert in the country. Featuring past principal performers from Les Misérables, the best of Broadway and the West End, ending of course with a stunning finale from Les Mis.

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Direct from London’s West End, a sold out worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos, original film footage and a full live band performing all the hits. ‘FANTASTIC.’ – Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2

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THE ROCKET MAN A TRIBUTE TO SIR ELTON JOHN

THAT’LL BE THE DAY!

FRI 24 JAN 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

THU 30 JAN 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

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Are You Ready for Love? Join us as Jimmy and our amazing live band take you down the Yellow Brick Road with two hours of glorious Elton hits, from Crocodile Rock to Philadelphia Freedom and the beautiful Your Song to I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues.

THE ILLEGAL EAGLES

The UK’s no.1 rock ‘n’ roll variety show returns with The Best Of That’ll Be The Day! This very special edition of the show presents its most popular 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s smash hits and comic sketches from over 33 years of touring!

ED BYRNE IF I’M HONEST...

Celebrating the music of the legendary West Coast Country Rock band, The Illegal Eagles return in 2020 for another outstanding show; featuring the best from the Eagles’ catalogue including Hotel California, Desperado, Take It Easy, New Kid In Town, Life In The Fast Lane and many more...

Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children. A TV household name, in the past year Ed has appeared on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, The Pilgrimage, Top Gear and QI. ★★★★★ ‘ONE-HOUR TOUR DE FORCE.’ – Broadway Baby

FRI 31 JAN 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

SAT 1 FEB 8PM | VICTORIA HALL

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YOU WIN AGAIN CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF THE BEE GEES

JOE BROWN 60TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown celebrates 60 years in the 12/09/2019 business. Combining timeless classics, rockabilly, gospel, country, bluegrass and rock ‘n’ roll with Joe’s effervescent delivery and humorous reminiscences, this sensational show is a musical journey not to be missed.

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Direct from London’s West End. Prepare to experience the distinct sound of one of the greatest bands to have ever graced the stage in this concert spectacular. This fabulously authentic tribute production ensures the Gibb brothers’ incredible legacy is truly Stayin’ Alive.

THU 6 FEB 7.30PM | REGENT THEATRE

SAT 8 FEB 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

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JIMMY CARR TERRIBLY FUNNY

MILTON JONES IN MILTON: IMPOSSIBLE

Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes – they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Ages 16+

One man. One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really. Him with the shirts from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Radio 4. ‘NO-ONE CAN TOUCH JONES WHEN HE HITS HIS STRIDE.’ – The Guardian

THU 13 FEB 8PM | VICTORIA HALL

FRI 21 FEB 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

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TICKETS FROM £31.90

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RE-TAKE THAT TAKE THAT GREATEST HITS THE SING-A-LONG

AJ PRITCHARD’S AJ LIVE 2020

Re-Take That and Robbie take to the stage to perform all of Take That’s greatest hits. This high quality production features song lyrics on-screen. Fully immerse yourself into this Take That spectacular and sing, dance and party all night long.

Strictly favourite and serial semi-finalist AJ Pritchard is back out on the road in 2020 after his debut tour in 2019. AJ Live 2020 will combine the best moments from the Strictly you know and love, intertwined with new energy packed choreography for all the family. Guest starring Curtis Pritchard from Love Island.

SAT 29 FEB 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

SAT 14 MAR 2.30PM & 7.30PM | REGENT THEATRE

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BEN FOGLE TALES FROM THE WILDERNESS

THE GREATEST HITS OF MOTOWN HOW SWEET IT IS

THU 19 MAR 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

SAT 21 MAR 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

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From crossing Antarctica to conquering Everest, from a year as a Castaway to New Lives in the Wild, Ben will take the audience on an inspiring adventure, sharing his stories of the wilderness. This show includes multimedia.

FROM DECEMBER 2019

You’ll be Dancing On The Ceiling with songs from Lionel Richie, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jacksons and more. First class music with slick choreography and an amazing band... the best Motown experience you will ever have!

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THE BOOTLEG BEATLES ON THE ROAD

With a little help from their own orchestral ensemble, and featuring a special set to mark the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, this show is an absolute must for Beatlemaniacs of all ages. ‘ENTIRELY CONVINCING.’ – The Times

THE REGENT ACADEMY PRESENT THE CHANGING ROOM BY CHRIS BUSH

As part of An Evening of Performance, this funny and fast-paced musical follows the challenges, traumas and excitements of the teenage years. In association with National Theatre Connections 2020. (Contains mild swearing)

SUN 22 MAR 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

TUE 24 MAR 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

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MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL 2 CRUISING THROUGH MENOPAUSE

RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC LIVE IN CONCERT 2020

WED 25 MAR 7.30PM | REGENT THEATRE

SAT 28 MAR 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

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Starring Cheryl Fergison, Nicole Barber-Lane, Rebecca Wheatley and Nicki French, in this brand new hysterical sequel to the smash hit Menopause The Musical. Catch up with the same characters as they set off on the high seas for tales of their lives, loves and losses. Ages 16+

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Rumours of Fleetwood Mac returns with a brand new show including a special blues set paying tribute to the Peter Green era. Offering a unique opportunity for fans to rediscover the songs that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved groups of all time.

FROM DECEMBER 2019


REGENT THEATRE 

Little Red Riding Hood is a kind and thoughtful little girl who loves her family. One day, on a visit to her grandmother, she meets a very hungry wolf in the forest who just wants something to eat. But is he really such a big, bad wolf? Join Little Red on her adventure as she makes friends and discovers the importance of kindness. Re-telling the classic fairytale with a Northern Ballet twist, Little Red Riding Hood is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre. With sell out performances and a string of hugely successful CBeebies TV adaptations, Northern Ballet’s productions for children are not to be missed.

FROM DECEMBER 2019

SUNDAY 3RD MAY

This child friendly performance lasts approximately 40 minutes.

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ORGAN PROMS

Played on the Victoria Hall’s 1888 Grand 4 Manual Concert Organ Experience the magnificence of the Victoria Hall’s very own 4 Manual Conacher-Willis Organ with a showcase of the world’s finest organists and the very best in organ playing at our renowned Organ Proms as they enter their 27th season in 2020.

JAMES LANCELOT

Organist Emeritus Durham Cathedral SAT 22 FEB 12pm | TICKETS £12.40

PHILIP RUSHFORTH

Organist Chester Cathedral

SAT 14 MAR 12pm | TICKETS £12.40

JONATHAN SCOTT

International concert organist plays his own arrangement of Holst’s The Planets for the organ. SAT 18 APR 12pm | TICKETS £12.40

ASHLEY GROTE

Organist Norwich Cathedral plays a programme for VE Day. SAT 9 MAY 12pm | TICKETS £12.40

LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL CHOIR

Conductor Lee Ward, Organist Ian Tracey. SAT 6 JUN 12pm | TICKETS £12.40

MICHAEL RHODES, JAMES PRITCHARD & CLIVE ROBERTS

A Gala Prom celebrating 60 years of the North Staffs Organists Association. SAT 11 JUL 12pm | TICKETS £12.40

Tickets include a tea/coffee and a programme.

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NEW YEAR ON THE DANUBE

J. STRAUSS I: Radetzky March LEHÁR: Gold and Silver Waltz BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances Nos.4 and 5 LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsodies Nos.1 and 2 J. STRAUSS II: Die Fledermaus Overture, On the Beautiful Blue Danube: Waltz, Cuckoo Polka, Annen-Polka, Pizzicato Polka, Thunder and Lightning Polka Join us for a New Year journey along the Danube from Budapest to Vienna with waltzes and polkas by the family Strauss and some added Hungarian flavour. A Happy New Year! FRI 3 JAN 7.30pm | TICKETS FROM £22.15 | VICTORIA HALL

ESPAÑA!

DE FALLA: Three Cornered Hat suite 1 RODRIGO: Guitar Concerto MARQUEZ: Danzon No.2 CHABRIER: España BIZET: Carmen Suite 1 + Habanera GRANADOS: Spanish Dance No.5 RAVEL: Bolero DE FALLA: Ritual Fire Dance Let Stephen Bell sweep you away to a world of sensuous excess from the Spanish perfumes of Manuel de Falla’s Three Cornered Hat to the Spanish rhythms of the famous Rodrigo Guitar Concerto. Craig Ogden returns to play this ever-popular masterpiece. FRI 7 FEB 7.30pm | TICKETS FROM £22.15 | VICTORIA HALL

BEST OF BEETHOVEN BEETHOVEN Overture Coriolan Piano Concerto No.4 Symphony No.3 (Eroica)

Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony changed music for ever. It’s music of revolution: breathless, bold and crackling with an electricity that still sets hairs on end today. Under conductor Clemens Schuldt it’ll be the thrilling climax to a concert that includes Martin Roscoe who will find the deep calm of Beethoven’s most serene Piano Concerto. FRI 28 FEB 7.30pm | TICKETS FROM £22.15 | VICTORIA HALL

CZECH MATES!

DVORAK: Symphony No.7 SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No.2 SMETANA: Overture & Three Dances from The Bartered Bride You already know Dvorak’s Symphony from the New World – now hear his symphonic homage to the old, stormy and passionate, filled with all those lovable lilting Dvorak melodies. Simon Trpčeski, a festival favourite, will bring his power and virtuosity to the performance of Shostakovich’s magnificent second Piano Concerto. FRI 27 MAR 7.30pm | TICKETS FROM £22.15 | VICTORIA HALL

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DISCOVER YOUR SHOW DOUBLE Are you a glamour puss or a clown? Take our fun personality test to find out.

What’s your favourite dessert? A Chocolate Brownie ¢ B Red Velvet Cake ¢ C New York Cheesecake ¢ D Eton Mess ¢

Where would we find you on a Saturday night? A At a live music gig ¢ B In a fancy restaurant ¢ C Snuggled up on a sofa ¢ D In custody! ¢

What’s your favourite hat? A A Stetson ¢ B A bowler hat ¢ C A beanie ¢ D A beret ¢

What would we find in your wardrobe? A Sharp suits ¢ B Wall-to-wall glamour ¢ C Jeans and T-shir ts ¢ D Whatever I got for Xmas ¢ Turn to page 36 to see who you are...


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THE STORY OF GUITAR HEROES

THE SENSATIONAL 60S EXPERIENCE

This awe-inspiring show uses over 30 guitars to accurately recreate the sound and ambience of guitar legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and many more. If you like music and guitars you will love this show!

Returning by huge popular demand. For one night only the must-see 60s show touring the UK. Five legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten. With the definite feelgood factor, step back in time to when pop music was at its very best. Hits include Needles And Pins and Silence Is Golden.

FRI 3 APR 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

FRI 1 MAY 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

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FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY

BURN THE FLOOR KEVIN CLIFTON & JOANNE CLIFTON

Friends! The Musical Parody, the new, hilarious, hit musical that lovingly lampoons the popular TV sitcom. The show celebrates and pokes fun at the misadventures of the group of 20-something pals from the hit TV show as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990s Manhattan.

Strictly Come Dancing siblings Kevin and Joanne Clifton will tour together for the first time in an Anything You Can Do... inspired theme. And what better way to do it than in the world’s leading ballroom show Burn the Floor!

TUE 5 MAY 7.30PM | REGENT THEATRE

WED 6 MAY 7.30PM | REGENT THEATRE

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★★★★★

‘STUNNINGLY FRESH AND IMAGINATIVE.’ THE INDEPENDENT

Bill Kenwright presents Kander and Ebb’s landmark award-winning musical, Cabaret, directed by Rufus Norris.

It’s 1931, Berlin is a haven of divine decadence and the legendary Sally Bowles is about to take the stage at the infamous Kit Kat Klub. Featuring show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and iconic songs Money Makes the World Go Round, Maybe This Time, Cabaret and more.

Photography by The Other Richard

Starring John Partridge as Emcee (EastEnders, Chicago, La Cage Aux Folles), Kara Lily Hayworth as Sally Bowles (Cilla The Musical) and Anita Harris (Carry on Movies, Hit Records, Cats). Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris, the production has enjoyed two smash hit West End runs at The Lyric and The Savoy theatres.

TUE – SAT 7.30PM WED, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer £10 off Tue GROUPS Best offer – £5 off per tickets for groups of 10+ (Excl. Fri & Sat) GREAT SCHOOLS OFFERS AVAILABLE

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REGENT THEATRE

book by

TUESDAY 31ST MARCH – SATURDAY 4TH APRIL

JOE MASTEROFF

music by JOHN

KANDER

lyrics by FRED

EBB

based on the play by JOHN VAN DRUTEN and stories by CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD directed by RUFUS

NORRIS

designed by KATRINA LINDSAY choreographed by JAVIER DE FRUTOS lighting designed by TIM OLIVER sound designed by DAN SAMSON

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TUESDAY 14TH – SATURDAY 18TH APRIL

REGENT THEATRE

Written & Directed by Guy Unsworth Based on the TV series by Raymond Allen

Starring

Joe Pasquale Sarah Earnshaw Susie Blake

Hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters are bringing the house SMDAE_Generic_141x145.indd 1 down, as Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em hits the road with Joe Pasquale (New Faces, I’m a Celebrity, Spamalot, The Producers) as the lovable accident-prone Frank Spencer.

Betty has exciting news for Frank, but he’s preoccupied by possible new-found fame as a magician. With guests arriving for dinner, priceless misunderstandings are on the menu. Susie Blake (Coronation Street, Blithe Spirit) stars as his disapproving mother-in-law and Sarah Earnshaw as his long-suffering wife Betty. Based on the 70s classic TV comedy and directed by the award-winning Guy Unsworth, quite Frank-ly, it’s a hit!

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REGENT THEATRE 

A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved family favourite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. 25 years on, composer Bill Whelan has re-recorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the groundbreaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs. The 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and both new and devoted fans of all ages will once again fall in love with the magic of Riverdance – the original, the best.

FROM DECEMBER 2019

FRIDAY 8TH – SUNDAY 10TH MAY

‘A FAMILY EVENING UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE.’ THE TIMES

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‘A KIND OF MAGIC. SPECTACULAR. MAGNIFICO!’ THE SUN

The worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton returns to Stoke-on-Trent. The multi-million-pound show dazzles all the senses in breathtaking style. Guaranteed to blow your mind, this musical phenomenon is not to be missed!

Since 2002 over 16 million theatregoers in 19 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production. With 24 of Queen’s biggest hits delivered in a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the band’s legendary live performances. Brian May says ‘This is a stunning state-of-the art new look production of WWRY – but of course the original story is now more relevant than ever. We’re confident WWRY fans will love revisiting the world’s first true Rock Theatrical, and a whole new generation will now discover the VIBE!’ ‘AN UNMISSABLE EVENT AND A SUMPTUOUS PIECE OF MUSICAL THEATRE. THE SHOW MUST GO ON, AND ON.’ – Capital Radio

MON – SAT 7.30PM WED & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Mon GROUPS Best offer – £8 off per ticket for groups of 20+ Mon – Thu SENIORS MIDWEEK MATINÉE OFFER AVAILABLE

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MONDAY 25TH – SATURDAY 30TH MAY

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WALK RIGHT BACK THE EVERLY BROTHERS STORY

IN THE AIR TONIGHT A CELEBRATION OF PHIL COLLINS

From their rise to fame, decade-long feud and glorious reunion, follow the sad yet triumphant story of The Everly Brothers. Featuring Bye Bye Love, All I Have To Do Is Dream and Cathy’s Clown plus more, immortalised by those trademark harmonies from heaven.

In The Air Tonight celebrates the work of musical legend, Phil Collins. Two hours of non-stop sing-along hits from the back catalogue of an icon, featuring Easy Lover, Another Day in Paradise, Two Hearts, You Can’t Hurry Love, Against All Odds and music from the heyday of Genesis!

THU 7 MAY 7.30PM | REGENT THEATRE

FRI 22 MAY 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

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CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD THE ALL BALLS AND GLITTER TOUR

BACK TO BACHARACH

SUN 31 MAY 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

THU 4 JUN 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

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The star of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing is taking to the road with his debut solo tour! Join Craig as he reveals a wealth of backstage gossip and gives a special performance of the music which has been the soundtrack to his career.

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Critically-acclaimed Back to Bacharach with their West End cast and the amazing musicianship of The Magic Moments Orchestra are proud to present The Very Best of Burt Bacharach celebrating the hitmaker behind one of the greatest American songbooks of the 20th Century.

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BOOT-LED-ZEPPELIN

UK FOO FIGHTERS

Marking Led Zeppelin’s 50th anniversary in 2018, Boot-Led-Zeppelin offer the definitive tribute, putting together their most ambitious production to date. From the laser pyramid to the flaming gong, it features all the trademarks of a Led Zeppelin show, delivering the ultimate Zeppelin experience.

This world-famous tribute band UK Foo Fighters takes you on a journey spanning 25 years of music from the now legendary Foo Fighters and their charismatic leader, Dave Grohl. UK Foo Fighters’ brand new show for theatre is inspired by the Foo’s studio album In Your Honor.

FRI 5 JUN 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

SAT 13 JUN 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

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THE DRIFTERS

THE MAGIC OF THE BEATLES

SAT 20 JUN 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

FRI 10 JUL 7.30PM | VICTORIA HALL

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The Drifters are back with a brand new show performing all their classic hits. The legendary group has an incredible back catalogue, including Saturday Night at the Movies, Stand By Me, Come on Over to My Place, Under the Boardwalk and many, many more!

FROM DECEMBER 2019

If you’re looking for an authentic, lively dose of Beatlemania then you need to look no further! One of the UK’s leading Beatles tribute shows, who look and sound like John, Paul, George and Ringo, bring you all the hits including Love Me Do, She Loves You, Help, I Feel Fine, Hey Jude, Let It Be and many more.

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SAT 18 JAN – SAT 18 JUL

RT

DISCOVER YOUR SHOW DOUBLE Answers

Answered mostly As? Buddy from The Buddy Holly Story.

Comedians off the telly from shows like BBC 2’s Mock The Week, Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC 1’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. Plus the best of the rest! We’re the people who booked Jason Manford, John Bishop and Sarah Millican before they hit the big time. So come and see more brilliant comedians!

You are energetic, enthusiastic and fun but you’re also a rebel at heart. If you want something you won’t wait around, you’ll just go for it.

Each show will have four top professional comics including lovable host and MC Damion Larkin. ’ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S TOP NEW COMEDIANS.’ – BBC

You are a real night owl. You love glitz and glamour and can charm the birds from the trees but you can be a bit flighty and pretentious too.

• Nominated at the City Life Awards for Best Comedy Club • Different top professional acts every month

SAT 18 JAN, SAT 15 FEB, SAT 21 MAR, SAT 18 APR, SAT 16 MAY, SAT 20 JUN, SAT 18 JUL 8PM (DOORS 7.30PM) | TICKETS £16.40

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Answered mostly Bs? Sally Bowles from Cabaret.

Answered mostly Cs? Guy from Once the Musical.

You are a likeable, down-to-earth soft-hearted, sensitive person who falls in love easily. You’ll benefit from being a bit more assertive now and then. Answered mostly Ds? Frank Spencer from Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em

You’re the class clown. You are lovable and funny but your natural dizziness and talent for mishaps could land you in situations that might take a lot of explaining!


REGENT THEATRE 

Get ready for the ride of your life as the ultimate party, Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical arrives at The Regent Theatre. Based on the smash hit Oscar-winning movie, Stoke’s Stage Productions present this musical adaptation of a touching story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance. With more glitter than ever before, this feel-good hit sensation features a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including It’s Raining Men, Hot Stuff, I will Survive, I Say A Little Prayer, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, What’s Love Got To Do With It and many more!

FROM DECEMBER 2019

TUESDAY 16TH – SATURDAY 20TH JUNE

Priscilla Queen of the Desert is presented through special arrangement with and all authorised performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW).

TUE – SAT 7.30PM SAT MAT 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £16.90 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – Half price Tue – Sat GROUPS Best offer – Half price for groups of 10+ Tue – Sat STUDENT OFFER AVAILABLE

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TUESDAY 21ST – SATURDAY 25TH JULY

D I R E C TH E F R O M TE N D WEST

Music & lyrics by DOLLY

PARTON

Book by PATRICIA

9 to 5 The Musical tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy – three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the women manage to reform their office – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?

RESNICK

Directed by JEFF

CALHOUN

★★★★★ ‘PACKED WITH LAUGHS AS BIG AS DOLLY’S PERSONALITY.’ – Daily Mirror Please note: This production contains comic sexual reference, light drug use and the occasional curse word. Ages 12+ Dolly Parton will not be appearing live in this production.

TUE – SAT 7.30PM, WED, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM

Inspired by the cult film and brought to you by Dolly herself, this hilarious new production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business!

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★★★★★ ‘THIS IS ONE 9 TO 5 YOU’LL WANT TO DO AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.’ – The Sun

GROUPS Best offer – £5 off per ticket for groups of 10+ Tue – Thu

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LOCAL EVENTS at the Victoria Hall CITY SONGBIRDS

MON 2 – WED 4 DEC 6.45PM | VICTORIA HALL | TICKETS FROM £8.40

CITY MUSIC SERVICE – CHOIRS AT CHRISTMAS MON 9 DEC 6.45PM | VICTORIA HALL | TICKETS FROM £8.40

ENTRUST – FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC TUE 10 DEC 7PM | VICTORIA HALL | TICKETS FROM £8.90

WRAPPED UP

Presented by the Happy Feet Performance Academy. FRI 13 – SAT 14 DEC 7PM, SAT MAT 2PM | VICTORIA HALL | TICKETS £18.90

DOUGIE MAC – LIGHT UP A LIFE CEREMONY

A light shines for those that matter – raising vital funds for Dougie Mac. SUN 15 DEC 3PM | VICTORIA HALL | TICKETS £3

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CREATIVE LEARNING

THE REGENT ACADEMY THE REGENT ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS BEGINNERS ACADEMY AGES 6 – 8 DRAMA | TUE 4.15pm – 5pm | £50 per term

Funded places are available. Reduced prices for students taking more than one class.

JUNIOR ACADEMY AGES 9 – 13

SINGING | MON 5.15pm – 6pm | £50 per term DRAMA | MON 6pm – 8pm | £90 per term DANCE | TUE 5pm – 7pm | £90 per term

SENIOR ACADEMY AGES 14 – 19

DRAMA | MON 6pm – 9pm | £140 per term MUSICAL THEATRE 12+ | TUE 6pm – 7pm | £60 per term DANCE | TUE 7.15pm – 9.15pm | £90 per term TECH ACADEMY | MONTHLY | 7pm – 9pm £40 per term

YOUNG ACTORS COMPANY AGES 18 – 25 DRAMA | MON 7pm – 9pm | £60 per term

Funded places are available. Reduced prices for students taking more than one class.

LEARN. CREATE. PERFORM. ENJOY. Creative Learning Stoke-on-Trent is committed to nurturing future talent, raising aspirations and building confidence in people of all ages to help them achieve their potential. Come and get involved.

LAMDA & TRINITY COLLEGE DRAMA EXAMINATIONS

We also offer private tuition in both LAMDA and Trinity College Acting and Speech & Drama Exams with qualified tutors. Tuition can be in solos or pairs. Ages 8+. For more details contact alliespencer@theambassadors.com

For information or to book workshops please email stokecreativelearning@theambassadors.com call 01782 211 214 or visit ATGTICKETS.COM/Stoke /stokecl

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WORK EXPERIENCE AT THE REGENT THEATRE Join us in the summer for a fortnight as an apprentice actor or technician. Learn about life in the theatre whilst working on a real production which will be performed to schools in week two. WHO IS IT FOR?

Shortlisted for the UK Theatre Awards 2019 for Excellence in Arts Education, this programme is open to young people in years 10 – 13 only (age 14 and above). We want to provide a great experience and therefore need applications from young people who can demonstrate a genuine passion for the creative industries. It’s an exciting opportunity to see the inner workings of a large scale venue and gain valuable work experience to take forward in life.

WHEN IS IT?

This is a two week placement. Students need to be available for both weeks. MON 29 JUN – FRI 10 JUL 2020 | For school years 10 – 13

WHAT WILL IT INVOLVE?

As part of the programme students will spend the first week working as an actor or a technician as well as finding out about a variety of departments including Creative Learning, Front of House, Box Office and Marketing. In week two, they will take the skills they have acquired out into the community and, after a VIP performance at the Regent Theatre, they will take a performance ‘on tour’ to local primary schools. Students choose to specialise in either Acting or Stage Management & Design. Acting Placement: Students will work with a professional director to produce a short play that will be toured out into the community in week two.

APPLY BY

3 FEB 2020

They do not need acting experience but there will be a short workshop/audition with other applicants to determine who is most suitable. Students need to be energetic, enthusiastic, able to take direction and able to work in a team. Stage Management & Design Placement: Students will work with the technical department and learn how to design, rig and operate simple lighting and sound systems. They will also learn basic stage management skills. No experience is necessary but applicants need to be a strong team player and have an interest in working as a technician in the future.

‘It’s an amazing experience for anyone who wants to do tech or become on actor’ – Student, aged 15

HOW DO YOU APPLY?

Contact stokecreativelearning@ theambassadors.com for an application form. Applications close 3 February 2020. Interviews and auditions take place w/c 10 February 2020. We anticipate a high number of applications so not all applications will be successful. This is the only work experience we currently offer. If you are unable to do these dates then please look elsewhere as we will not be able to offer you alternative dates.


The Cast of Sleeping Beauty

The Sentinel’s Our Heroes Awards – (Left – Right) Kieran Hymus, Georgia Cooke and Emma Leech from Marketing and Dave Wardell

Technical Team & Work Experience students

Curtains – (Left – Right) Kieran Hymus, Georgia Cooke from Marketing and Theatre Director

BACKSTAGE PASS Take a look at what we have been up to over the last couple of months including the official launch of our panto, Sleeping Beauty at Ford Green Hall. The Marketing Team attended The Sentinel’s Our Heroes Awards 2019 and the Creative Learning department hosted this year’s Work Experience. We also squeezed in a trip to Manchester for the opening night of Curtains! 42 | ATGTICKETS.COM

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SPONSORSHIP

PLAY A LEADING ROLE IN OUR COMMUNITY The Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall offer corporate packages with a range of benefits to suit your needs. Entertain your clients in one of our beautiful rooms before a performance or raise the profile of your company through our extensive customer base. Our exciting programme of shows also offers opportunities to reward your staff and clientèle. Arrangements with corporate members have included dressing room sponsorship and our ticket donation scheme. To find out more, contact Stage Door on 01782 213808.

WITH THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Stoke-on-Trent City Council

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STOKE-ON-TRENT Recognised as the World Capital of Ceramics, Stoke-on-Trent is home to a host of award-winning ceramic attractions, museums, and factory shops as well as outstanding family attractions and beautiful gardens.

GREAT PLACES TO VISIT VISITSTOKE.CO.UK Trentham Gardens

Gladstone Pottery Museum

Discover the history and heritage of The Potteries at our award-winning museums and visitor centres, and go on a factory tour and learn about the skills and craftsmanship that go into producing our famous pottery. Have a go yourself with the many hands-on opportunities available and shop till you drop with the many factory shops. Stroll around the award-winning Italian Gardens at The Trentham Estate and meet 140 Barbary macaques at Trentham Monkey Forest.

For your free information pack telephone the Stoke-on-Trent Tourist Information Centre on 01782 236000 or go to visitstoke.co.uk to discover more about our fantastic attractions and special events. World of Wedgwood

Emma Bridgewater


DIARY December

Mon 2 – Wed 4

City Songbirds VH

6.45pm

Thu 19

Curtains RT

7.30pm 2.30pm (Wed & Sat)

Ben Fogle – Tales from The Wilderness VH

7.30pm

Tue 3 – Sat 7

Sat 21

Rick Wakeman – The Grumpy Old Christmas Show VH

7.30pm

The Greatest Hits of Motown – How Sweet It Is VH

7.30pm

Thu 5 Mon 9

City Music Service – Choirs at Christmas VH

6.45pm

Tue 10

Entrust – Festival of Christmas Music VH

7pm

Fri 13 – Sun 5 Jan

Sleeping Beauty RT

See pages 8 & 9.

Fri 27

BBC Philharmonic VH

7.30pm

Sat 28

7.30pm

Fri 13 & Sat 14

Wrapped Up VH

7pm (Fri) 2pm & 7pm (Sat)

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac 2020 VH Cabaret RT

Sun 15

Dougie Mac – Light up a Life Ceremony VH

3pm

Tue 31 – Sat 4 Apr

7.30pm 2.30pm (Wed, Thu & Sat)

Tue 17

Adam Kay – Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas VH

7.30pm

April Fri 3

The Story of Guitar Heroes VH

7.30pm

Thu 19

Roy Chubby Brown VH

7.30pm

Tue 14 – Sat 18

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em RT

Fri 20

Barry Steele and Friends – Christmas Show VH

7.30pm

7.30pm 2.30pm (Wed & Sat)

Sat 18

Organ Proms 2020 VH

12pm

Sat 21

The Johnny Cash Roadshow VH

7.30pm

Hallé Orchestra VH

7.30pm

January 2020 Fri 3

Fri 10

Circus of Horrors VH

7.30pm

Fri 10

Showaddywaddy RT

7.30pm

Sat 11

Beyond the Barricade RT

7.30pm

Fri 17

The Simon and Garfunkel Story RT

Mon 20 – Wed 22 Moscow City Ballet – The Nutcracker RT

7.30pm 7pm (Mon – Wed)

Fri 24

The Rocket Man – A Tribute to Sir Elton John VH

7.30pm

Sat 25 – Sat 1

020 Dance RT

7.30pm (Sat, Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat)

Sun 22

The Bootleg Beatles VH

7.30pm

Wed 25

Menopause The Musical 2 RT

7.30pm

Thu 26 – Sat 28

Thriller Live RT

7.30pm (Thu & Fri) 4pm & 8pm (Sat)

May Fri 1

The Sensational 60s Experience VH

7.30pm

Sun 3

Northern Ballet – Little Red Riding Hood RT

2pm & 4pm

Tue 5

Friends – The Musical Parody RT

7.30pm

Wed 6

Joanne & Kevin Clifton – Burn the Floor RT

7.30pm

Thu 7

Walk Right Back – The Everly Brothers Story RT

7.30pm

Fri 8 – Sun 10

Riverdance RT

7.30pm 2.30pm (Sat & Sun)

Sat 9

Organ Proms 2020 VH

12pm

Fri 15

BBC Philharmonic VH

7.30pm

Fri 22

In the Air Tonight – A Celebration of Phil Collins VH

7.30pm

Mon 25 – Sat 30

We Will Rock You RT

7.30pm 2.30pm (Wed & Sat)

Sun 31

Craig Revel Horwood – The All Balls and Glitter Tour VH

7.30pm

Thu 30

That'll Be The Day VH

7.30pm

Fri 31

The Illegal Eagles VH

7.30pm

Sat 1

Ed Byrne – If I'm Honest VH

8pm

Mon 3 & Tue 4

Room on the Broom RT

1.30pm 11am (Tue)

Thu 6

You Win Again – Celebrating the Music of The Bee Gees RT

7.30pm

Fri 7

Hallé Orchestra VH

7.30pm

Sat 8

Ellen Kent – Madama Butterfly RT

7.30pm

Sat 8

Joe Brown In Concert – 60th Anniversary Tour VH

7.30pm

Thu 13

Jimmy Carr – Terribly Funny VH

8pm

Tue 18 – Sat 22

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story RT

7.30pm 2.30pm (Wed & Sat)

Fri 21

Milton Jones in Milton – Impossible VH

7.30pm

July

Sat 22

Organ Proms 2020 VH

12pm

Fri 10

The Magic of The Beatles VH

7.30pm

Sat 11

Organ Proms 2020 VH

12pm

Tue 21 – Sat 25

9 to 5 – The Musical RT

7.30pm 2.30pm (Wed, Thu & Sat)

February

Fri 28

BBC Philharmonic VH

7.30pm

Sat 29

Re-Take That – Take That Greatest Hits The Sing-a-long VH

7.30pm

March Fri 13

Ellen Kent – La Bohème RT

7.30pm

Sat 14

AJ Pritchard's 'AJ Live 2020' RT

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Sat 14

Organ Proms 2020 VH

12pm

Tue 17 – Sat 21

Once RT

7.30pm 2.30pm (Thu & Sat)

FROM DECEMBER 2019

June Thu 4

Back to Bacharach VH

7.30pm

Fri 5

Boot Led Zeppelin VH

7.30pm

Sat 6

Organ Proms 2020 VH

12pm

Sat 13

UK Foo Fighters VH

7.30pm

Tue 16 – Sat 20

Stage Productions – Priscilla Queen of the Desert RT

7.30pm 2.30pm (Sat)

Sat 20

The Drifters VH

7.30pm

For more shows please look through your What’s On guide or visit ATGTICKETS.COM/Stoke

RT Regent Theatre

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