Autumn / winter 2011
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Welcome to the latest What’s On brochure
for The Southport Theatre & Convention Centre
Roy orbison & friends
(STCC). Packed with everything you need to know about the exciting shows on offer over the
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ballet, comedy and family entertainment.
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basis, so please check www.southporttheatre.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for your continued support. Myself and the team look forward to welcoming you back to the venue this season.
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Gilbert O’Sullivan Tue 22 Nov
wed 17 aug 2.30pm Tickets £12 c g
Tue 23 aug & tue 13 dec 7.30pm
Fri 2 Dec
Sat 3 Dec
mike donohoe’s christmas music hall
floral hall 7
Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings 7
rhythm of the dance
floral hall Thu 8 Dec
snow white and the seven dwarfs Thu 8 Dec - Mon 2 Jan
Mersey Beatles Fri 21 Oct
Dominic Kirwan is widely regarded as one of the finest entertainers that Ireland has produced, with his dynamic, vibrant performing style coupled with his rich voice and wide repertoire. Through the Years has something for music fans of all ages, with a fresh look at the finest in country, pop, traditional Irish music and of course his trademark showstopping ballads.
Thu 20 Oct
Tue 9 aug 7.30pm Tickets £18.50
the big band
Tue 18 Oct
Featuring all of Orbison’s classics, including Only The Lonely, Crying, and Blue Angel, right through to the later hits California Blue, You Got It, as well as the music from his time in the Travelling Wilburys. With support from Barry Steele’s fabulous five piece show band, who will also perform hits from The Shadows, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more. With special guests Marc J Robinson as Buddy Holly and Michael King as Billy Fury.
Sat 15 Oct
through the years
numberjacks Fri 18 Nov
Sat 15 Oct
Fri 11 Nov
Sat 12 Nov 6
grimethrope colliery band
Sun 9 Oct
Sun 6 Nov
Sat 6 aug 7.30pm Tickets £19.75
Sat 8 Oct
Back to Broadway
roy orbison & friends
Johnny Cash Roadshow
reach out to motown
Fri 7 Oct
the snow Queen
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One Night Only
respect la diva
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coming months, including the very best of music,
The STCC is now one of the most flexible
one night shows
One of the country’s most popular nostalgia shows makes a welcome return with its new 2011 production. Step back in time with Neil Sands and his wonderful West End cast in an afternoon filled with musical memories. From the fabulous 40’s with the likes of Vera Lynn, in to the 50’s and the golden days of rock n roll, swinging through the 60’s with The Beatles, Dusty and finally into the 70’s with Abba.
Tickets £14 c The UK’s premier comedy & folk group, return to Southport’s Floral Hall for Summer and Christmas. Together they sing ‘popular’ folk songs, weaved together with humorous jokes, performed in their own inimitable style. So come and enjoy an evening with the Houghton Weavers and a smile!
peppa pig’s treasure hunt Wed 18 & Thu 19 Jan
one night shows
That’ll Be The Day
brand new 2012 show
thu 15 sep 7.30pm Tickets £26
the people’s medium
thu 25 aug 7.30pm
Bob Geldof will be performing, in concert with his own band, songs from his new album How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell and the hits of The Boomtown Rats. His band had hits with his compositions Like Clockwork, Banana Republic and two number 1 hits I Don’t Like Mondays and Rat Trap. Geldof co-wrote Do They Know It’s Christmas for Band Aid. One of the best-selling singles of all time!
Tickets £15.50 - £21.50 c g l Prepare yourself for a party as the nations favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show returns, featuring an all new line up of knock-out hits from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, mixed with loads of new zany comedy routines to produce a show with a real feel good party atmosphere. www.thatllbetheday.com
sat 17 sep 7.30pm Tickets £18.50 c g l Don’t miss one of the most celebrated psychic mediums, Colin Fry, as he delivers messages of love and comfort in his brand-new show. Be stunned by his breathtaking accuracy and compassion in this all new show as he conducts an evening of intimate communication with your loved ones.
In total, Live Aid raised over £150 million for famine relief. Geldof was subsequently knighted, at age 34, for his efforts
Evenings of mediumship are not are not scientifically proven and are presented for educational and entertainment purposes only. Under 14s at parents discretion.
respect la diva
Reach Out To Motown
wed 5 oct 7.30pm Tickets £20.50 - £24.50
thu 6 oct 7.30pm Tickets £19 g e
A spectacular multi-media concert paying homage to the legendary talents of Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Etta James, Shirley Bassey, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Dusty Springfield and many more.
Original Drifters member, Roy G Hemmings’ Reach Out to Motown, is a celebration of 50 years of timeless Motown and Soul songs.
cirque du ciel’s Shanghai direct from china fri 9 sep 7.30pm Tickets £14 - £22 c g f e The highly awaited, internationally acclaimed production of Shanghai by Cirque Du Ciel comes to the UK this year for the very first time!
jason manford off on tour we go fri 26 & sat 27 aug 8pm Tickets £21 The multi-award winning comedian and star of Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The Royal Variety Performance and Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford; performs his exciting and hilarious show that will have audiences begging for more. Age 16+
★★★★ ‘EXPERTLY DELIVERED SHOW ’ THE times
A marvellous two-hour extravaganza, originally directed by Cirque Du Soleil’s Guy Caron; combines acrobatics, modern dance, original music, martial arts and many other Chinese elements in an amazing adventure! With superb costumes, sets and lighting; this stunning production showcases the skills of not only the performers but the world class team behind the scenes. In addition to traditional Chinese stunts such as the aerial silks and the famous Monkey Poles, Cirque de Ciel’s Shanghai also features a fabulous storyline which will captivate and enthral audiences of all ages. Miss this and you will miss the most daring, breathtaking and stunning family entertainment show of the year!
Starring Andy Abraham (X-Factor), Denise Pearson (Five Star), Katy Setterfield (The One & Only),and Zoe Birkett (Pop Idol), featuring over 30 classic hits!
Featuring the music of The Supremes, Four Tops, Temptations, Marvin Gaye & Lionel Ritchie, to name but a few; this electrifying show includes such classic hits as Dancing In The Street, My Girl, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Reach Out and many more.
one night shows
The Bill Shankly Anniversary show
american superslam Wrestling
fri 7 oct 7.30pm Tickets £16 c g l
Swingin’ with the Big Band
northern soul - all nighter floral hall
feat. the daniel houghton big band with andy prior & special guests
fri 7 oct 7.30pm Tickets £15 c f
sat 15 oct 7.30pm Tickets £20 c
Come and enjoy all the thrills, spills and excitement of All Star American Super-Slam Wrestling-2 hours of nonstop action from the best of British & American wrestling stars. Great entertainment for all the family! The perfect birthday treat and even a chance to meet the stars themselves backstage afterwards. www.superslamwrestling.com
An evening of music from the great Big Band era, including hits from Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Ted Heath, Harry James and Billy May, alongside vocals from Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. This new and exciting big band features some of the country’s finest musicians and vocalists.
A great mix of 100% Classic Oldies, rare and not so rare Northern Soul and Motown. Taking you back to the days of Wigan Casino, The Torch and The Twisted Wheel and many more legendary venues, the vinyl will be spinning again with 10 outstanding DJ’s Mark Freeman, Ginger Taylor, Nige Brown, Rob Smith, Sean Chapman, Pete Eccles, Danny Clegg, Ian Gee, Nige Grice and Smudge Smith.
grimethorpe colliery band
bill wyman’s rhythm kings
rhythm of the dance
sat 8 oct 7.30pm Tickets £18.50 - £19.50 G
sun 9 oct 7.45pm Tickets £27.50
tue 18 oct 8pm Tickets £19.50 - £29.50
The real stars of the hit movie Brassed Off, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band are celebrating the 15th anniversary of this classic film. The concert will reflect this with popular tracks from the movie.
Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Searchers, The Fortunes and Chip Hawkes. A show featuring all the hits of the 60’s from the original stars of the Sixties! From famous singles to timeless albums tracks, this show will create the ultimate feel-good factor as the audiences are transported back to great nights enjoyed in their youth.
As the driving force behind the fabulous Rhythm Kings, Bill returns to his musical roots with set of virtuoso musicians, superbly bringing back to life the classic rhythm and blues that first inspired Wyman to pick up the guitar as a teenager.
with special guests the 3 irish tenors
John Keith presents a unique 30th-year memorial tribute to the unforgettable Anfield legend featuring Kop heroes Ian Callaghan, Ian St John, Chris Lawler and Ron Yeats live on stage. Steve Hazlehurst narrates this one-night only salute to football’s most charismatic manager.
Enjoy the fabulous sound of this world-famous brass band, performing hits from Brassed Off plus favourite classics in spectacular style!
An evening of pure nostalgia, not to be missed!
Mary Wilson, legendary star of The Supremes, is to join this tour as a very special guest.
sat 15 oct 9pm - 6am Tickets £14
thu 20 oct 8pm Tickets £19.50 c G l Produced by the National Dance Company of Ireland, this incredible show has played to over 3 million people in 43 counties around the world. This stunning special-edition 10th Anniversary Celebration features breathtaking dance with the very best music and song from the Emerald Isle, performed by some of the world’s finest dancers and musicians. www.rhythmofthedance.com
one night shows
the mersey beatles
fri 21 oct 9pm Tickets £7
Thoroughly Modern Millican wed 26 oct 8pm Tickets £21
Just as entertaining between songs and considered by many to be the best Beatles tribute around, The Mersey Beatles are the closest you’ll come to hearing The Beatles unique sound live. Playing with the original, classic and much loved line up, they react and interact with the audience and are the first choice tribute band for The Beatles Story museum.
get up, stand up
all star comedy
the racing car live
tue 25 oct 1pm Tickets £15.50 c f e
fri 21 oct 8pm Tickets £14 c g l e
Roary, the number 1 little race car ‘zooms’ into theatres for the very first time in a brand new live stage show!
Join Pappy’s and in an all-star line-up of top UK comedians for an unforgettable night of comedy. The Pappy’s are the ‘BEST IN THEIR GENRE ★ ★ ★ ★ ★‘ mirror. Stars of their own Channel 4 and Radio 4 shows, they have gained rave reviews all five years they have appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and performed across the globe. Adam Bloom is considered one of Britain’s most inventive comedians regularly appearing on Mock The Week and Never Mind The Buzzcocks, he delivers ‘PREMIER LEAGUER COMEDY’ THE INDEPENDENT. Mike Wilkinson will take a bemused glance at the world and then throws it a smile. ‘NORTHERN EVERYDAY LIFE MADE SILLY’ CHORTLE. With funny man Tony Vino as the shows quick-witted compere. Age 16+
After selling out all 120 dates on her debut tour, Sarah Millican is back on the road with a new show. Ever wondered how to make a home made treadmill? Or what to do when you don’t like parties but do like party food? Wonder no more. If your glass is half full, she’ll top it up. Age 16+ ‘WATCH HER TRANSITION TO NATIONAL TREASURE BEGIN HERE.’ SUNDAY TIMES
lee nelson live mon 24 oct 8pm Tickets £23.50 Hello u blurb readin legend! Its Lee Nelson here from off ur tele & I’m coming to a town near u with my well new tour! Its gonna b bigga, betta & even funnier than my last tour & a lot fatter as well coz this time I’m bringing my best mate & fat legend Omelette! So dont b a mug - stop readin this rubbish & get urself a ticket! Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it!! Qwaliteeeeeee! Age 16+
It’s the day of the ‘Champion of Champions’ race at Silver Hatch and Roary is all set to battle it out with Maxi, Cici and all the other cars to win the race and lift the trophy! Farmer Green has created some brand new bio-fuel to make sure this race is the fastest and greenest ever, but hang on. Flash has his eyes on that fuel for his skateboard and Big Chris seems more interested in baking a pizza and eating doughnuts than on preparing the cars for the race! Luckily Marsha Marshall is on hand to make sure that everyone will be ready at the track for the big day. So who will win the race and be crowned the champion? Race down to the Southport Theatre this October to find out. Age recommendation 3 to 9 years.
Halfway to Paradise The Billy Fury Story thu 27 oct 7.30pm Tickets £19.50 c g l Now in it’s 15th year and still furiously rockin’, his own band Fury’s Tornadoes, re-play live his timeless 29 hit records Last Night Was Made For Love, I Will, Jealousy, Halfway To Paradise and many more. Add the beautiful voice of Colin Gold and you have a night made in heaven! All set to a giant moving and nostalgic backdrop of this magical era including personal footage of Billy and the band playing live.
one night shows
andy parsons live 2011
back to broadway
fri 4 nov 7.30pm Tickets £17.50 - £19.50
Sun 30 oct 8pm Tickets £21
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After his successful last show, Different Class, star of Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You, Ed Byrne is back with his new show Crowd Pleaser. Continuing his quest to turn into a grumpy old man; whether he is talking about his cat, cake, religion or new fatherhood; Ed is always certain to deliver the laughs in abundance. Age 16+
★ ★ ★ ★ The sunday telegraph
Back to Broadway brings you the very best of musical theatre. With fantastic renditions of the world’s favourite musicals; including songs from Miss Saigon, Beauty and the Beast, Blood Brothers, Phantom, Grease, Chicago, Les Miserables and many more! Featuring some of the Country’s finest vocalists straight from the West End, this is the best show of its kind.
johnny cash roadshow
fri 11 nov 7.30pm Tickets £18 c e
thu 27 oct 8pm Tickets £16 This is his third tour of the country – and has some shades of light and dark with several trademark passionate tirades and a little peek behind the showbusiness curtain. Coalition, cuts, comedy and discovering a pair of underpants in a jar of mayonnaise. Star of BBC’s Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo. Age 16+
the snow queen ballet theatre uk thu 3 nov 7.30pm Tickets £19 c
one night only starring sonia, pete price and leanne campbell fri 28 oct 7.30pm Tickets £21 c This variety performance is a high-energy, feel good show which will see your favourite stars, with a full Merseyside ensemble, performing numbers from the world of musical theatre; from Chicago to Hairspray. One Night Only is a must see new stage production which has All that Jazz and enough Razzle Dazzle to leave you wanting more!
Join Ballet Theatre UK in their beautiful re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale ballet, The Snow Queen. This spectacular production follows the story of Gerda and her quest to find her friend Kay, whom the Snow Queen has placed under an evil spell. Gerda’s fantastic adventure takes her on a journey across the frozen north where she encounters a band of gypsies, enchanted reindeer and a mysterious and reclusive Lapland woman. Gerda is told by the mysterious woman to continue travelling north, where she will find Kay and the Snow Queen’s Palace of Ice. Only Gerda’s love for Kay can release him from the spell and break the Snow Queen’s curse of eternal winter. Ballet Theatre UK’s renowned company of international dancers, beautiful costumes and glittering stage sets combine to create a magnificent spectacle, all set to a glorious and magical score. www.BalletTheatre-UK.com
sun 6 nov 8pm Tickets £18.50 Milton Jones, you know? The weird bloke with the shirts from Mock the Week. As well as star of the Michael McIntyre Roadshow, the voice of 8 series for Radio 4 (including The Very World of Milton Jones and Another Case of Milton Jones) and all sorts of other radio and telly. Awards too. Youtube him or something.
The Johnny Cash Roadshow brings all the favourites and performs material from throughout Cash’s career including Walk the Line and Folsom Prison Blues. The band features Clive John as Johnny Cash, with a full band and special guest Jill Shoonjans as June Carter-Cash. They all join us to present their energetic and entertaining celebration of one of America’s greatest music performers. A show not to be missed!
one night shows children’s tv’s favourite live on stage for the very first time!
Words Don’t Come Easy
tue 22 nov 8pm Tickets £28.50 - £36 c g l
the ultimate queen experience
sat 12 nov 7.30pm Tickets £18.50 c g l
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Dave examines situations in life where words really don’t come easy. These include parents explaining the facts of life, newspaper stories, adolescent chat-up lines, police speak and song lyrics; from the lazy, through surreal to the ridiculous. Throw in a Champion The Wonder Horse sing-a-long and you have all the ingredients for a rich comedy casserole - a sort of Lexicon-Carne !
Gilbert O’Sullivan has accumulated no less than fourteen top forty hits, including Clair, Alone Again (Naturally), Get Down and Nothing Rhymed, with number one singles on both sides of the Atlantic. His live performances showcase his tremendous musical abilities as he is joined on stage by his 11-piece band, to present a stunning 2-hour performance.
fri 2 dec 7.30pm Tickets £16 c l After over a decade on tour, Mercury have firmly established themselves as one of the world’s most authentic tributes to the legend that is Freddie Mercury and Queen. 20 years after the death of Freddie, Mercury perform classics hits from the height of Queen’s reign including We Will Rock You, A Kind Of Magic, Friends Will Be Friends, Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen, and many many more. www.mercuryqueentribute.co.uk
numberjacks fri 18 nov 11am & 2pm Tickets £13 c g f The hugely entertaining Children’s TV favourite, Numberjacks™, comes live to the stage for the very first time! Join the TV superheroes as they leave the sofa and embark on their first live adventure – and help them solve problems as they go! But watch out for the dastardly Meanies, who will do all they can to get in the way. Numberjacks™ is one of the highest rated children’s television shows and a winner of the Royal Television Society Award for Best Pre-school TV series three years in a row. The Live Show has all the fun, comedy, music and excitement from the TV show, plus lots more. Considered the ‘Most Educationally Beneficial’ children’s brand in a survey of MumsNet users, Numberjacks™ is a learning experience for every child so make their first theatrical experience a good one! Age recommendation 2-7
Psychic Sally on the Road
christmas happiness show
Christmas Music Hall
mon 21 nov 7.30pm Tickets £23.50 G
sat 3 dec 7pm Tickets £18.50 - £20.50
Britain’s best loved psychic returns by overwhelming public demand and fresh from another great series of Psychic Sally on the Road on Sky TV Living. Her reputation has been built from her close relationship with many high profile celebrities. Sally brings her amazing abilities and tremendous personality to the stage with a unique theatrical experience. Sally Morgan has taken the UK by storm!
Especially for Christmas, Ken Dodd is back by popular demand! Doddy will be dispensing liberal doses of his legendary tickle tonic and lots more!
You’ll be absolutely discumknockerated by a truly tattiferlarius evening of laughter and songs presented by a showbiz legend. Enjoy a fun filled variety show with guests, jokes and songs. All hosted by the Squire of Knotty Ash.
thu 8 dec 2pm Tickets £10 c g Re-live the magic days of variety with plenty of comedy & Christmas songs as Mike and his highly talented company create that fabulous Christmas party atmosphere that Mike Donohoe is famous for. Why not make this an extra-special Christmas afternoon out and book a pre-show 3 course Christmas meal for just £15. Meal at 12pm.
SOUTHPORT’S BIGGEST and BEST FAMILY PANTOMIME
With your wedding day being such an important day for you, we understand the importance of choosing the correct venue.
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You need to be sure that you’re making the right choice, so look no further!
C4’s Coach Trip’s
• FREE ENTRY • Glass of Bubbly • Goody Bag
Southport theatre & convention centre and the ramada plaza hotel
Fantastic opportunity to view the range of beautiful suites available both here and at our integral hotel.
Your chance to see how each venue complements each other to make your day extra special and chat to our events teams.
This most magical of fairytales is brought to life on stage with Pele Productions. Now in their fourth year at Southport Theatre, the company continue to combine all the elements of traditional pantomime with a mixture of high-energy song and dance routines brought together with lavish sets and hilarious fun and jokes.
View the Honeymoon Suites at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and have an escorted tour of the bedrooms for friends and family. Enjoy a glass of bubbly and receive your goody bag.
Starring Shane Lynch from Boyzone as Prince Charming and Brendan Sheerin from Coach Trip, who makes a welcome return due to popular demand!
Book your wedding on the day and receive a 10% discount
Join us this festive period as we take you through the enchanting tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in the best value pantomime in the North West!
The Ramada Plaza Hotel
For further information on both events please contact Jane Marriott on 0151 934 2239 or email@example.com. Alternatively contact Lucy Prescott on 0170 451 6236 at The Ramada Plaza Hotel for the Open Evening. 14
• Fabulous catwalk show
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• Help and advice from local wedding specialists
12noon - 4.00pm
Speak with our Wedding Team who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Thursday 6 October 2011
View our three beautiful rooms and let us help you to picture how your own wedding could look!
Sunday 11 September 2011
Southport’s Largest Wedding Fayre
g groups 10 + Call 0844 871 3041 c g f Tickets £17.50 - £25 schools £8.50 plus 1 in 10 free opening night £12.50
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Concessions may be restricted to certain price levels and performances and can be withdrawn by management without notice. Only one concession can be applied at any one time and proof of status is required. Please call the box office for more information on different show discounts. restoration fund £1 from every ticket sold goes towards the restoration of the Southport Theatre. finding us By car From the South Join the M6 and continue north until J26, continue straight ahead onto the M58 heading towards Southport/Skelmersdale. Exit the M58 at J3 signposted Ormskirk, follow signs for Southport on the A570 after 10 miles you will enter Southport. Continue to follow signs for the Promenade/Town Centre. The venue is situated on the main promenade From the North Join the M6 and continue North. Leave at J31 and follow signs for the A59 towards Southport. this leads to the A565 to Southport. By rail A frequent rail service runs from Southport to Liverpool Central Station. There are connections to Southport
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Ambassador theatre group Southport Theatre is operated by the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), who have a total of 39 venues across the UK, including 12 in the West End, and 27 regionally. ATG’s impressive portfolio of West End theatres includes Apollo Victoria, Comedy, Donmar Warehouse, Duke of York’s, Fortune, Lyceum, Phoenix, Piccadilly, Playhouse, Savoy, Trafalgar Studio 1 and Trafalgar Studio 2. ATG’s regional theatres include Aylesbury Waterside Theatre; New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham; Theatre Royal Brighton; Bristol Hippodrome; Churchill Theatre Bromley; Edinburgh Playhouse; Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone; King’s Theatre and Theatre Royal, Glasgow; Grimsby Auditorium; Liverpool Empire; Palace Theatre and Opera House, Manchester; Milton Keynes Theatre; New Theatre, Oxford; Richmond Theatre; Southport Theatre; Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent; Sunderland Empire; Princess Theatre, Torquay; New Wimbledon Theatre and New Wimbledon Studio; The Ambassadors Woking encompassing the New Victoria and Rhoda McGaw Theatres and the award-winning Ambassador Cinemas; Grand Opera House, York. ATG is also one of the country’s foremost theatre producers, in Britain and internationally. Current and recent ATG co-productions include The Misanthrope starring Damian Lewis and Keira Knightley; Legally Blonde, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, Spamalot and South Pacific.