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JUNE 10th to 15th THE 39 STEPS 14th GARY MURPHY PRESENTS DIRE STATES 21st & 22nd THE BARBARA SIMONS SCHOOL OF DANCE & DRAMA 23rd BACK TO BROADWAY 26th LIVERPOOL THEATRE SCHOOL 29th LIMEHOUSE LIZZY 29th & 30th BEN & HOLLY JULY 1st & 2nd CLAIRE KNIGHT DANCE SCHOOL 5th & 6th STARLIGHT YOUTH THEATRE PRESENT THE WIZ 7th THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA 8th M.D.D.C. DANCE AND DAZZLE 10th WIRRAL MET COLLEGE OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD 13th WIRRAL ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS 14th F:RATED COMEDY CLUB 19th SALSA LIBRE 19th & 20th ALOHA FROM NEW BRIGHTON 20th ASTRAL COAST FESTIVAL 21st NIGHTS ON BROADWAY THE BEE GEE’S STORY 24th HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN AUGUST 3rd BUDDY AND THE KILLER 9th FLAMENCO PASSION 10th VICTOR MICHAEL & HIS ORCHESTRA WITH ‘SOPRANOS’ 13th & 14th THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD 16th ROB KINGSLEY A VISION OF ELVIS 21st to 23rd ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST

24th DANCING QUEEN THE CONCERT 25th SUPERSTARS OF SOUL WITH BEN E. KING & JIMMY JAMES 28th SEX BOMB: A TRIBUTE TO TOM JONES & MICHAEL BUBLÉ 31st BERT KAEMPFERT GALA CONCERT SEPTEMBER 1st POSTMAN PAT 4th & 5th ELLESMERE PORT MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY WEST END NIGHT 3rd to 7th STAND UP THE MUSICAL 8th WIRRAL’S PREMIER YOUTH CONCERT BAND 30th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT 11th & 12th JASON MANFORD 12th ALBERT LEE & HOGAN’S HEROES 13th THE BEATLES A MUSICAL CELEBRATION LED ZEPPELIN EARLS COURT 1975 SHOW BY MOTHERSHIP 14th FISH MOVEABLE FEAST TOUR 15th F:RATED COMEDY CLUB 18th RLPO LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES 19th & 20th BUNTY THE BOUNCER 21st TOO HOT TO HANDEL 27th SNOW WHITE WORLD PREMIERE PRESENTED BY VIENNA FESTIVAL BALLET 28th LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS 29th THAT’LL BE THE DAY OCTOBER 3rd THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF MUSIC AND VARIETY 4th THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN 5th THE SPIRIT & SOUND OF STEELY DAN NEARLY DAN IN CONCERT RAT PACK LIVE


10th to 12th WALLASEY OPERATIC SOCIETY THE PRODUCERS 11th DONNA ROBINSON.TV 13th AN EVENING WITH PAM AYES THE WIRRAL WEDDING SHOW 16th & 17th COMPLETE WORKS PERFORMANCE SCHOOL RENDITION 2013 18th PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS 19th ALL STAR SUPERSLAM WRESTLING WISHBONE ASH 20th THE SOUTH 25th RLPO LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES 25th & 26th CHARLIE & LOLA’S EXTREMELY NEW PLAY 27th F:RATED COMEDY CLUB 28th to 2nd November AGATHA CHRISTIE’S GO BACK FOR MURDER 31st KIERAN POWELL: LOOK WHO’S TALKING NOVEMBER 2nd LIVERPOOL MOZART ORCHESTRA 5th THE CIRCUS OF HORRORS 6th JOE BROWN 7th SHOW OF HANDS THE ‘HAND IN HAND’ TOUR AUTUMN 2013 8th MAGIC A KIND OF QUEEN 9th ED BYRNE: ROARING FORTIES 10th BENJAMIN BRITTEN’S ALBERT HERRING 11th & 12th SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL 12th WALTER TROUT 13th THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY RADIO SHOW LIVE 14th JOHN WILLIAMS 15th GARY MURPHY’S GUITAR LEGENDS 16th CAPERCALLIE

19th COLIN HAY 20th THE NUTCRACKER MOSCOW BALLET LA CLASSIQUE 22nd BILL WYMAN’S RHYTHM KINGS WITH SPECIAL GUEST MARIA MULDAUR 23rd THE BLUES BAND 26th THE LADYBOYS OF BANGKOK GLAMOROUS AMOROUS 27th WEST END MEN 28th STEELEYE SPAN WINTERSMITH TOUR GLENN TILBROOK 29th KEN DODD 30th VIENNESE STRAUSS CHRISTMAS GALA DECEMBER 1st VOICES OF THE VALLEY F:RATED COMEDY CLUB 12th December to 5th January JACK AND THE BEANSTALK 15th WIRRAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 18th TOM SPENCE AT CHRISTMAS 19th ULTIMATE GREASE / DIRTY DANCING CHRISTMAS PARTY 20th TAKE ON TAKE THAT CHRISTMAS PARTY 21st PLANET ABBA CHRISTMAS PARTY

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Delicious, homemade food freshly prepared and served daily. Pre-Theatre dining Free WiFi Regular performances from local musicians (see website for details) Panoramic views of Liverpool Bay For bookings and enquiries please call 0151 630 4888 or email floralpavilion@carringtons-catering.co.uk 2


The Ambassadors Scheme is an exciting new opportunity to become a volunteer steward at The Floral Pavilion Theatre. The Floral Ambassadors are a team of volunteers who will support shows and events at the Floral Pavilion Theatre. The Ambassadors will work alongside the Front of House team in greeting and assisting the public during their visit. In return we offer many exciting rewards. We are looking for individuals who: • Are interested in theatre, music and the arts

• Are reliable, diligent and punctual

• Want to make a difference to their local community venue

• Want to learn new skills, meet new people and enjoy new experiences

If you would like to be involved with professional arts and events in your local area, are over 16 and can commit to at least two shows/events per month then you are just the person we are looking for.

For more information visit www.floralpavilion.com or contact us by email at floralambassadors@wirral.gov.uk or telephone 0151 666 0000.


THE ALL-NEW CULTURE CLUB! The Floral Pavilion Culture Club is a vibrant community of members who receive exclusive benefits and recognition. The all-new Culture Club features more perks and privileges than ever before for those who like to get out and about and experience the world of theatre. • 10% discount on drinks at the Floral Pavilion bar. • 10% discount on food and beverages at Carringtons @ the Floral Café.*

• Invitations to season launch events offering the chance to be the first to peruse new brochures, book tickets for new shows and have a complimentary glass of wine.

• Earn loyalty points as you book to spend on future ticket purchases. (The more you book, the more you save!).

• Free tea or coffee at the Light Cinema (Marine Point, New Brighton) when booking to see a film.**

• 48 hours priority booking on new shows going on-sale (notified by e-mail). • Receive a seasonal e-newsletter featuring all of the latest gossip and goings-on.

* Excludes bottled drinks ** Proof of purchase and proof of Culture Club membership required

You can get all of these fantastic benefits for only £30.00 for a 12 month membership! Buy two memberships within a single transaction and get them both for only £50.00 If you are interested in becoming a Culture Club member, join online at www.floralpavilion.com or get in touch with our friendly Box Office team. Culture Club membership also makes a perfect gift for any occasion and is available upon request. Terms and Conditions apply.

GROUP BOOKINGS The Floral Pavilion is always happy to welcome groups to shows and events with group discounts available on most performances. A dedicated member of staff is responsible for making arrangements for your visit and is happy to talk through your needs and requirements. Justin McFerran, Customer Relations Officer, handles all orders for groups requiring more than 20 tickets. Group discounts are only available through this dedicated phone line 0151 666 0001 or by emailing justinmcferran@wirral.gov.uk. Throughout the season a number of performances are scheduled for customers with access requirements (including Audio Described and Signed performances) please ask for more information. 4

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WEDDINGS & HIRE

FREE ROOM HIRE IN 2013 AND 2014! The Floral Pavilion is a unique and elegant location for the perfect wedding day. Set in a stunning location on the Liverpool Bay, this iconic contemporary venue commands expansive views of the beach, lighthouse and waterfront. Fully licensed for civil ceremonies, from intimate spaces for 30 to large services up to 300, our flexible rooms can comfortably accommodate your ceremony allowing you the convenience and simplicity of holding the whole day under one roof! Master Chef of Great Britain, Darren Wynn, from our catering partner Carringtons Catering, will work with you to create your perfect day, with many inventive and unique options for both wedding breakfasts and evening cuisine. With exclusive use of the Blue Lounge, including private bar and summer terrace, the Floral Pavilion is the perfect place for you and your guests to relax and enjoy your special day. Contact our Wedding Co-ordinator for a Wedding Pack or to arrange a show round of the venue: Jim Camden Wedding Co-ordinator 0151 606 2983 jamescamden@wirral.gov.uk

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CONFERENCE, EVENTS & PRIVATE HIRE The Floral Pavilion comprises of a large-scale Theatre, Conference Suite, light and airy Plaza and Panoramic Lounge offering breathtaking views across the River Mersey, the Liverpool Waterfront and the Irish Sea. The 814 fixed seat theatre is able to host a variety of events such as theatre, concerts, award ceremonies and conferences. The Conference Suite includes 765m² of multi-purpose space offering a range of rooms and room combinations created by a sliding wall system. Together with a range of furniture layouts, fixed lighting rig and adjustable staging, this creates maximum flexibility for hosting a variety of events from small meetings to gala dinners for up to 300. It also provides superb facilities for live music events, small stage shows, exhibitions, larger conferences, receptions and trade shows. Both the Theatre and Conference Centre can be used individually or as part of combined hire of the whole complex and has level access for unloading to all areas. Just 15 minutes from central Liverpool, Wirral is superbly connected to the rest of the country with excellent road, rail, sea and air links offering advantages for all forms of regional, national and international conferencing. Contact the Conference Team Telephone 0151 606 2965 Email floralconferences@wirral.gov.uk

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‘Uproariously jolly and splendidly inventive’ THE GUARDIAN Mon 10th to Sat 15th June. Mon, Tue & Wed eve, 7:30pm: Standard £22.00 Concession £20.00 Weds & Sat matinee, 2:30pm: Standard £20.00 Concession £18.00 Thu, Fri & Sat eve, 7:30pm: Standard £24.00 Concession £22.00 Direct from the West End, Broadway and 25 countries around the globe comes ‘a joyous version of the Alfred Hitchcock classic’ (Sunday Times) spy thriller, The 39 Steps, brilliantly and hilariously recreated as the smash hit Olivier Award Winning Best New Comedy. This blissfully funny show follows the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and of course, devastatingly beautiful women.  This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller features four fearless actors, playing 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action. See our jolly good trailer at www.love39steps.com

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DIRE STATES THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO DIRE STRAITS Fri 14th June, 8:00pm. Standard £15.00

Regarded by many as Wirral’s finest guitarist, Gary Murphy (Gary Murphy’s Guitar Legends) and his band present Dire States, the ultimate tribute to Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits. Expect to hear Money For Nothing, Sultans Of Swing, Walk Of Life and more, all stunningly delivered by Gary and his accomplished band.

THE BARBARA SIMONS SCHOOL OF DANCE & DRAMA AN ENCHANTED ADVENTURE Fri 21st & Sat 22nd June, 7:00pm. Standard £12.00 Concession £10.00

The Barbara Simons School of Dance & Drama presents a showcase of dance and entertainment performed by talented students. A show packed full of enchantment and adventure for all the family to enjoy.

BACK TO BROADWAY Sun 23rd June, 7:30pm. Standard £19.00 Concessions £17.00

Let this mesmerising show take you through the world of musicals. In Back to Broadway, thirty of the best-loved tunes including songs from Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Les Miserables, Grease and many more are performed live on stage by eight of the country’s most exciting singers and dancers from a host of leading touring musicals, to perform a feel-good show the whole family can enjoy.

LIVERPOOL THEATRE SCHOOL THE PERFORMANCE 2013

Wed 26th June, 7:30pm. Front £15.00 Rear £10.00 Liverpool Theatre School’s tenth annual production at the Floral Pavilion will star the talented students performing favourites from the musicals. An electric evening of professionally produced entertainment with glitz and glamour that is sure to amaze and dazzle. A performance not to be missed and suitable for all. 8

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Sat 29th June, 1:00pm & 4:00pm. Sun 30th June, 10:00am & 1:00pm. Standard £13.50 Concession £11.50 Family Ticket £45.00 From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation for the first time ever live on stage! Holly is a young fairy princess who is still learning to fly. Her best friend Ben the Elf doesn’t have wings but he runs very fast and flies on the back of Gaston the Ladybird. They live in the Little Kingdom. Join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter on an enchanting journey through the Little Kingdom. With actors, masks and colourful costumes this beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family. www.benandhollylive.com

LIMEHOUSE LIZZY THE BEST OF THIN LIZZY

Sat 29th June, 8:00pm. Standard £15.00 Renowned for an action-packed pyrotechnic-fuelled explosion of a show, Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Phil Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute to the late ex-Lizzy guitarist and respected solo artist Gary Moore. Attention to detail, playful audience interaction and classic tracks such as Whiskey In The Jar and The Boys Are Back In Town make Limehouse Lizzy one of the most highly rated acts on the circuit.

CLAIRE KNIGHT DANCE SCHOOL LET’S DANCE 19

Mon 1st & Tue 2nd July, 7:00pm. All Tickets £11.00

Irby Dance Studio presents a fun performance with lots of talent to watch. An entertaining evening for all age groups to enjoy with music from the decades, performed by their talented children and students including all genres of dance. Come along and let them entertain you! Box Office 0151 666 0000

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STARLIGHT YOUTH THEATRE PRESENT THE WIZ Fri 5th July 7:30pm. Sat 6th July, 2:00pm & 7:30pm. Standard £10.00 Concession £9.00

Follow Dorothy and Toto as she encounters her friends the Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man along the yellow brick road on her journey to find the Great Oz in the Emerald city. Not to be confused with The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz is a musical extravaganza with funky music originally made famous by Michael Jackson and Diana Ross.

THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA ...WITH STRINGS! Sun 7th July, 5:00pm. Standard £18.00 Concession £16.00

Under the dynamic direction of band-leader Ray McVay, the Glenn Miller Orchestra continues to thrill and delight audiences around the world. This is your opportunity to enjoy the Glenn Miller Strings! Feel an extra mellowness to timeless classics such as Moonlight Serenade. With favourites like Pennsylvania 65000, Tuxedo Junction and In The Mood, your date with the Glenn Miller Orchestra promises to be an evening you will remember forever!

MERSEYSIDE DANCE & DRAMA CENTRE DANCE & DAZZLE Mon 8th July, 7:30pm. All Tickets £13.00 Merseyside Dance & Drama Centre of Birkenhead and Liverpool is proud to present Dance & Dazzle, the bi-annual performance showcasing the talent and dedication of its younger performers. Aged from 3 to 18 years the MDDC dancers are here to dazzle and delight!

WIRRAL MET COLLEGE AN EVENING OF DANCE & DRAMA Wed 10th July, 7:30pm. All Tickets £5.00

Directed by Amanda Newby and performed by Wirral Metropolitan College drama students. This showcase includes dance performances from classical and contemporary themes, to popular Broadway genres. Also featured are excerpts from the 1988 Timberlake Wertenbaker play Our Country’s Good. 10

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WIRRAL ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS PERFORMANCE 2013

Sat 13th July, 7:30pm. Standard £12.00 Concession £10.00 Young performers aged 3 to 18 from the Wirral Academy of Performing Arts (W.A.P.A.) present a wonderful evening of entertainment featuring the students’ work in drama, singing and dance from the past term.

Sun 14th July, 8:00pm. Meal served in Panoramic Lounge, 6:00pm to 6:45pm. Comedy £10.00 Comedy & Two Course Meal £22.00 The Floral’s popular comedy club returns featuring some great stand up as well as being the showcase for up and coming young comedians. Compere: Dominic Woodward Headliner: Steve Shanyaski Contains strong language and adult references.

JAMES BURTON: ALOHA FROM NEW BRIGHTON Weekend Ticket available, ask at the Box Office for more information. Fri 19th July, 7:30pm. Standard £23.00 Sat 20th July, 7:30pm. Standard £23.00

James Burton, one of the world’s greatest guitarists, will be joined on stage by friends and fellow musicians in a rock ‘n’ roll tribute to his musical life, on this the 40th anniversary year of ‘Aloha from Hawaii’. On Friday night James will be joined on stage by Suzi Quatro, Chris Clayton, Eric Faulkner (Bay City Rollers) and more. Compere: Comedian Hal Nolan. For the second evening, James will be joined by Charlie Landsborough and his band, Pete Wylie, Brian ‘Nasher’ Nash (Frankie goes to Hollywood), Vince Earl, Don Woods, Dean Johnson, Cliff Roberts, Geoff Nugent, Nicky Crouch, The Passionettes and The Liverpool Ukulele Orchestra. Compere: Billy Butler MBE. Box Office 0151 666 0000

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Following on from last summer’s inaugural Astral Coast, in 2013 the festival is back, bigger and better! Astral Coast 2013 will feature nationally recognised recording artists whilst still shining a light on the abundance of young, emerging talent in the Wirral area. The festival represents the coming together of influential Liverpool music magazine Bido Lito! , Wallasey-based mental health support hub The Open Door Centre and the Floral Pavilion Theatre. Astral Coast is looking for the most exciting new local artists to share the festival stage with some of the best recording artists in the UK. To apply, please visit www.astralcoast.co.uk

NIGHTS ON BROADWAY THE BEE GEE’S STORY Sun 21st July, 7:30pm. All Tickets £17.50

Nights On Broadway present a tribute to the Bee Gees through a fantastic live concert, featuring the Gibb brothers’ incredible songs from over four decades. The show is a totally live concert experience, with a seven-piece band.

Every Mon starting 22nd July to 2nd September, 2:00pm. (Except Bank Holiday Mon 26th August.) All Tickets £2.00

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Come and join Miss Giggles for a fully traditional ‘It’s behind you’ style show. With puppets, magic, music, singing and dancing this will be a fun-filled hour of entertainment for everyone aged between 2 and 8. Let your children enter the magical, fictional world of Chuckleborough! Meet Scruffy the dog and Squeak the mouse, but be aware of the Choo spiders!


Wed 24th July, 2:30pm. All Tickets £10.00 From the producers of Remember When and There’ll Always Be An England comes another wonderful trip down memory lane. Proudly presented by Neil Sands, Happy Days features all of your favourites from the fabulous 40s, the rocking 50s and the sensational 60s. With stunning costumes and the warmth and humour that have become the hallmark of Neil Sands productions, the show is finished off with a special flag waving which pays respects to those who have served in the armed forces.

BUDDY AND THE KILLER

Sat 3rd August, 7:30pm. Standard £17.00 Concession £15.00 A non-stop unmissable rock ‘n’ roll celebration to the music of legendary icons Buddy Holly and ‘The Killer’ Jerry Lee Lewis packed with songs guaranteed to have you dancing in the aisles. Unforgettable hits including That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Great Balls of Fire and many more. The show’s lead role features West End star of both smash hit musicals Buddy and Great Balls Of Fire, Billy Geraghty. Backed by his superb band The Memphis Crickets, this is a feel good show for all fans of great music and of course a great night out! Warning: Members of the audience may dance during this performance!

FLAMENCO DE LIVERPOOL PRESENTS FLAMENCO PASSION

Fri 9th August, 7:30pm. FRONT: Standard £15.00 Concessions £13.00 REAR: Standard £12.00 Concessions £10.00 A sizzling performance from International star of flamenco Carmen de Torres from Seville and her touring company. Experience the colour and excitement of authentic flamenco from some of the top dancers and musicians from Andalucía. This is a unique opportunity to see this company in the UK.

A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE

VICTOR MICHAEL & HIS ORCHESTRA

WITH ‘SOPRANOS’

Sat 10th August, 7:30pm. All tickets £15.00 Back for the third time, Victor Michael returns to the Floral Pavilion with his full orchestra. This time he will be joined by the beautiful Sopranos. Bursting with music, the show features old favourites like Barcelona, Nessun Dorma and a finale Proms-style finish with Land of Hope & Glory, Rule Britannia and more. Box Office 0151 666 0000 www.floralpavilion.com

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Tue 13th August, 1:30pm & 4:00pm. Wed 14th August, 11:00am & 1:30pm. Standard £11.00 Educational Groups £8.00 Following hot on the heels of the Gruffalo’s sell-out tour and monstrous West End success comes the Gruffalo’s Child - with attitude! The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood. One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist, does he? The Tall Stories Theatre Company brings Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel to life in this magical, musical adaptation. All adults must be accompanied by a responsible child.

ROB KINGSLEY: ‘A VISION OF ELVIS’ Fri 16th August, 7:30pm. All Tickets £17.50

Alongside his very own band, Rob Kingsley brings you a full evening of the classic Elvis hits from the early years, sensational Vegas era and finishing with the concert years. Rob has the total package; the look, the sound and the charisma. Together with his fantastic costumes this show leaves his audience in no doubt that they are witnessing a truly authentic Elvis show. Warning: Members of the audience may dance during this performance!

VESBIM MEDIA PRESENT ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

Wed 21st to Fri 23rd August, 7:30pm. All Tickets £12.50

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest is the story of Randle Patrick McMurphy who declares himself insane to avoid prison. Whilst institutionalised, McMurphy sets out to test the extent of tyrannical nurse Ratched’s power. If you love the film or the book, you’ll love Vesbin Media’s innovative and celebrated production. 14


DANCING QUEEN THE CONCERT

Sat 24th August, 7:30pm. All Tickets £18.50 Dancing Queen is an action-packed show featuring all the greatest hits from Abba, Grease and the biggest songs from the 70s. With a fantastic cast of singers and musicians, Dancing Queen is the ultimate party show that will have the whole family dancing in the aisles. Featuring songs such as Dancing Queen, Waterloo, along with Summer Nights, Greased Lightning, Car Wash, YMCA, Boogie Nights and Love is in the Air. Warning: Members of the audience may dance during this performance!

SUPERSTARS OF SOUL WITH BEN E. KING & JIMMY JAMES Sun 25th August, 7:30pm. All Tickets £20.00

Two true ‘superstars of soul’, Ben E. King & Jimmy James are joining forces to present this stunning show. Accompanied by The Vagabonds, a fabulous six-piece live band, they will be performing the songs that have provided the soundtracks to so many people’s lives:

Stand By Me, There Goes My Baby, Save The Last Dance For Me, Spanish Harlem, Amor, I’ll Go Where The Music Takes Me, Now Is The Time, plus many more! This show is a must see for all true soul fans! Warning: Members of the audience may dance during this performance!

SEX BOMB THE ULTIMATE GIRLS NIGHT OUT A TRIBUTE TO TOM JONES & MICHAEL BUBLÉ Wed 28th August, 7:30pm. All Tickets £15.00

Sex Bomb is an amazing tribute to Tom Jones and Michael Bublé featuring all their greatest hits. Performed by the talented Danny Roman and Mike Powell, the show uses a full band and orchestra and was the main attraction at the 2011 Mathew Street Festival performing to a spellbound 15,000-strong crowd. Warning: Members of the audience may dance during this performance! Box Office 0151 666 0000 www.floralpavilion.com

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GREG FRANCIS, HIS ORCHESTRA & SINGERS

BERT KAEMPFERT GALA CONCERT

THE MUSIC OF THE LEGENDARY BANDLEADER AND COMPOSER Sat 31st August, 7:30pm. Standard £19.00 Concession £17.00 Bert Kaempfert left a wonderful legacy of popular music. His songs provided hits for many of the worlds top singers including Spanish Eyes (Al Martino), Love (Nat King Cole) and Strangers In The Night (Frank Sinatra). Featuring Greg Francis (trumpet), who recorded hundreds of Kaempfert titles for BBC Radio 2 in the 80s, this gala concert includes Kaempfert’s hits and several new arrangements in the band leader’s distinctive style.

POSTMAN PAT LIVE!

Sun 1st September, 1:00pm. Standard £13.00 Concession £11.00 Family Ticket £44.00 Premier Stage Productions are delighted to present a brand new, fun filled, all action show featuring everyone’s favourite postman. See Pat and his friends live on stage, with an exciting new story based around the forthcoming feature film. As local talent scouts come to Greendale, Pat’s friends encourage him to give it a go. How will he get on? Will Pat become a new singing sensation and leave his postbag behind? With songs, laughs and participation, together with brand new scenery and costumes, Postman Pat Live! is the must see show for 3-6 year olds this year.

ELLESMERE PORT MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY

WEST END NIGHT

Wed 4th & Thu 5th September, 7:30pm. All Tickets £12.00 A concert celebrating the world’s favourite musicals! Les Miserables, We Will Rock You, Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Whistle Down the Wind, Joseph and so much more. Featuring the company and children of E.P.M.T.C. and award-winning soprano Heather Heighway as guest soloist. 16


Tue 3rd to Sat 7th September, 7:30pm. Sat matinee, 2:30pm. Standard ÂŁ25.00 Concession ÂŁ23.00 A World Premiere from Shalala Productions in association with the Floral Pavilion. A brilliant new show, Stand Up: The Musical tells the story of three very different comedians who will have you in fits of laughter onstage, while offstage their lives are very different. Written by Daryl Denham and Maurice Cheetham, Stand Up combines the very best of musical theatre with brilliant comedy routines for the very first time. A star-studded cast is led by West End star Darren Day, comedian Billy Pearce, John Savident (Fred Elliot, Coronation Street) and Dean Sullivan ( Jimmy Corkhill, Brookside).

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WIRRAL’S PREMIER YOUTH CONCERT BAND

30th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT Sun 8th September, 7:30pm. Standard £10.00 Concession £5.00

The Concert Band has been delighting Wirral audiences for 30 years and has toured extensively in Europe, most recently in Paris, Prague and on the Rhine in Germany. They were also invited to perform in 2012, at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham as part of the National Music for Youth Festival. Come along and witness first-hand, the high standard that dedication, hard work and real enthusiasm for music can deliver.

PHIL MCINTYRE ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS JASON MANFORD ‘FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS’ Wed 11th & Thu 12th September, 8:00pm. All Tickets £25.00

Jason has had a busy time since he was last on the road. But now everybody’s favourite northern comedian is back with a brand new tour for 2013. The show  promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit. www.jasonmanford.com

ALBERT LEE & HOGAN’S HEROES Thu 12th September, 8:00pm. Standard £20.00 Concession £18.00

Celebrating his 70th birthday this year, double Grammy Award winner Albert Lee returns with his multi-talented band Hogan’s Heroes (Gerry Hogan. Peter Baron, Brian Hodgson and Gavin Povey), Albert is without a doubt one of the world’s finest guitar players. “He is a great great player, fluid, lyrical and free” and “above all he is a truly wonderful singer, soulful and strong”, to quote Eric Clapton. Albert has appeared at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads festival on two previous occasions and is on the bill to play again in 2013, this time at Madison Square Gardens.

THE BEATLES A MUSICAL CELEBRATION Fri 13th September, 7:30pm. Standard £15.00 Concession £13.00

Undoubtedly the most genuine live recapturing of the music of The Beatles, this two-hour theatrically staged concert recreates The Beatles’ musical journey from 1962 to 1970. The performance, starring Karl Lornie, includes authentic instruments and costume changes to reflect the period of the songs, whilst the show takes the audience right from the early rock ‘n’ roll hits to the later classics such as Let It Be. 18 Box Office 0151 666 0000 www.floralpavilion.com


LED ZEPPELIN EARLS COURT 1975 SHOW BY MOTHERSHIP Fri 13th September, 8:00pm. All Tickets £15.00

Mothership recreates the sound of Led Zeppelin with ease and authenticity, and for this show they will be bringing you what was hailed as the greatest Led Zeppelin tour ever. So come along and let Mothership show you what all the fuss was about.

FISH MOVEABLE FEAST TOUR Sat 14th September, 7:30pm. All Tickets £22.50

Former Marillion frontman whose solo material has built on his already solid reputation as singer and songwriter. Fish’s music defies trends and fashion and it’s a brave statement in these days of banal musical small talk. His career, spanning almost 20 years of the entertainment industry, is notable for his charismatic stage performances and uncompromising lyrics.

Sun 15th September, 8:00pm. Meal served in Panoramic Lounge, 6:00pm to 6:45pm. Comedy £10.00 Comedy & Two Course Meal £22.00 The Floral’s popular comedy club returns featuring some great stand up as well as being the showcase for up and coming young comedians. Compere: Dominic Woodward Headliner: Steve Gribbin Contains strong language and adult references.

BUNTY THE BOUNCER BY MARC GEE

Thu 19th & Fri 20th September, 7:30pm. Standard £14.00 Concession £12.00 Bunty the Bouncer tells the tale of a doorman over one night on a Liverpool City Centre nightclub door. This one woman play written by Marc Gee is performed by Lynne Fitzgerald who plays 10 characters. “If your names not down you’re NOT comin in!” 19


TOO HOT TO HANDEL Sat 21st September, 7:30pm. Standard £18.00 Concession £16.00

This evening of sublime beauty sees excerpts of Handel operas performed as never before; interpreted in a new way for the 21st century. The story of two lovers carefully intertwines the most ravishing of Handel’s arias. Featuring ‘Ombra Mai Fu’ - Xerxes, ‘Va Tacito’ and ‘Piangero’ - Guilio Cesare amongst others. A small orchestra, soloists and chorus will bring to life the intricate charms of Handel’s music, sung in English.

SNOW WHITE WORLD PREMIERE PRESENTED BY VIENNA FESTIVAL BALLET

Fri 27th September, 7:30pm. Standard £20.00 Concession £18.00

Join Vienna Festival Ballet on a magical journey with their brand new production of Snow White. World premiere choreography propels this timeless fairytale and answers the question, ‘who is the fairest one of all?’ Based on the traditional Grimm Brothers’ story, this ballet incorporates all the important elements, an enchanted mirror, a beautiful girl, a shiny red apple and Prince Charming. This spellbinding ballet promises to entertain and dazzle the whole family.

BRITISH PHILHARMONIC CONCERT ORCHESTRA LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS Sat 28th September, 7:30pm. Standard £21.00 Concession £19.00

Come along and join the British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra for a boisterous evening of whistle blowing and flag waving. Sing along to your favourite prom tunes including classics such as Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Pomp and Circumstance No.1 (Land of Hope and Glory). This is a magnificent evening of celebration for all. 20 Box Office 0151 666 0000 www.floralpavilion.com


Sun 29th September, 7:30pm. Standard £23.00 Concession £21.00 Prepare yourself for a party as the legendary That’ll Be The Day, the nations favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show returns by popular demand with their brand new production for 2013. This hugely entertaining rock ‘n’ roll spectacular features a fantastic line up of knock-out hits from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, mixed with loads of new zany comedy routines to produce a show with a real feel good party atmosphere. Now in its 28th year of touring continuously in the UK and Europe, That’ll Be The Day is living proof that Rock ‘n’ Roll will never die! www.thatllbetheday.com

‘What a great value for money show That’ll Be The Day is. Not to be missed!!’ THE DAILY MAIL THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF MUSIC HALL AND VARIETY Thu 3rd October, 2:30pm. Standard £14.50 Concession £12.50

Returning by popular demand with a fabulous, brand-new show. The Good Old Days of Music Hall & Variety takes you back to the great days of entertainment. The show stars comedian Jimmy Cricket and Sheps Banjo Boys and is backed by a full supporting company of singers, hilarious comedy, speciality acts, live band and lots of wonderful songs that will have you singing along.

THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN Fri 4th October, 8:00pm. Standard £22.50 Concession £20.50

Direct from the States, the biggest Motown concert tour in the UK returns featuring hits from The Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Lionel Richie. An all-new show, that original Detroit sound, amazing costumes and choreography; ‘ain’t no mountain high enough’ to keep The Magic of Motown getting to you! Warning: Members of the audience may dance during this performance!

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THE SPIRIT & SOUND OF STEELY DAN NEARLY DAN IN CONCERT

Sat 5th October, 8:00pm. In Advance £16.00 On the Door £18.00 Less tribute and more homage, Nearly Dan is saviour to the growing legions of Dan fans, desperate to hear the meticulously crafted grooves and allusive lyrical style of Donald Fagen & Walter Becker. Nearly Dan’s approach is faithful, though not reverential, and relaxed but as tight as their namesakes. They bring their own unique spirit and spontaneous humour to every concert.

RAT PACK LIVE

Sat 5th October, 7:30pm. Standard £22.50 Concession £20.50 They were the definition of cool during their 50s and 60s Vegas heyday; Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. Combining the full sound of big band swing with charisma, panache and swagger, the trio had attitude to spare. Featuring stars of the West End smash hit Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas and all the patter and razamatazz of the Rat Pack’s infamous live show, join the UK’s original and number one Frank, Dean and Sammy concert extravaganza.

WALLASEY OPERATIC SOCIETY THE PRODUCERS

Thu 10th to Sat 12th October, 7:30pm. Sat Matinee, 2:30pm. Thu: All Tickets £15.00 Fri & Sat: Standard £18.00 Concession £16.00 Party of 4 £60.00 The Producers is an outrageously funny musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan. Winner of 12 Tony Awards. Down on his luck Producer Max Bialystock teams up with accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world’s worst show Springtime for Hitler. Hilarity ensues.

DONNA ROBINSON.TV AN EVENING OF MEDIUMSHIP & CLAIRVOYANCE Fri 11th October, 7:30pm. Standard £15.00 Concession £13.00

Well known and much loved psychic Donna Robinson is appearing at the Floral Pavilion for a very special evening of mediumship and clairvoyance. Enthusiastic and compassionate, Donna’s strong psychic ability has given hope and comfort to many, and she is able to bring that special connection with the spirit world to you. 22

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AN EVENING WITH PAM AYRES

Sun 13th October, 5:00pm. All Tickets £18.50 Pam Ayres brings her latest show to The Floral to coincide with the publication of her new book of poetry, copies of which she will be signing after the show. Pam Ayres’ work is funny and approachable. It sounds simple, as though dashed off, but this is deceptive. Her hair-trigger timing, her eye for the detail of everyday life and for the absurdity therein, makes for an art that hides art. Pam has sold millions of books, CDs, and DVDs over the years, and she is still a regular on TV and radio, on programmes such as Just A Minute, Ayres On The Air, QI, Countdown, and The One Show.

THE WIRRAL WEDDING SHOW Sun 13th October, 11:00am to 4:00pm. FREE ENTRY

With over 45 of the region’s leading wedding specialists, two professionally choreographed catwalk shows, live entertainment, free goody bags for brides, free copy of Wedding Ideas magazine, competitions, discounts and special offers, this is the not-to-bemissed wedding show. Entry is free and everyone is welcome. For more details, please contact Rachel on 0151 227 9179 or email: info@blissweddingshows.co.uk

COMPLETE WORKS PERFORMANCE SCHOOL RENDITION 2013 Wed 16th & Thu 17th October, 7:00pm. Standard £12.00 Concession £10.00

Complete Works Performance School presents Rendition 2013, this year’s annual showcase for the talented students from the whole school. You will be blown away with the variety that Complete Works offers and enjoy all of the styles included; from traditional ballet to hip hop, street and Broadway tap. Rendition 2013 is guaranteed to get your toes tapping.

PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS Fri 18th October, 7:30pm. All Tickets £19.50

From the West End of London to Broadway in New York, the boys have stretched themselves to the limit for over a ‘dickade’ performing the hilarious Ancient Art of Genital Origami. You’re NUTS if you miss it! WARNING: Puppetry of the Penis is a non-sexual show featuring full frontal male nudity. Box Office 0151 666 0000

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ALL STAR SUPERSLAM WRESTLING Sat 19th October, 7:30pm. Standard £15.00 Concession £13.00 Family £45.00

All Star Superslam Wrestling returns with a host of top American wrestling stars to take on the best of British stars in this exciting two hour family spectacular. Don’t miss this star-studded event full of action, thrills, spills and loads of fun for all the family to enjoy.

WISHBONE ASH

Sat 19th October, 8:00pm. Standard £17.50 Concession £15.50 Over 40 years on and still rocking hard; Wishbone Ash wield their twin guitars like musical swords. Age and experience may stop some bands in their tracks but these British hard rockers celebrate by hitting the touring circuit with a vengeance. Whether you’re a fan from the 70s or an Ash addict of today, these are historic concert tickets you don’t want to miss!

THE SOUTH

Sun 20th October, 8:00pm. All Tickets £22.50 The South were born from the ashes of The Beautiful South after they split in 2006. This nine-piece perform many of The Beautiful South hits including A Little Time, Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Song For Whoever, Don’t Marry Her. Plus new songs from their well received debut album Sweet Refrains.

WATERSHED PRODUCTIONS

CHARLIE & LOLA’S EXTREMELY NEW PLAY Fri 25th & Sat 26th October, 11:00am, 1:30pm & 4:00pm. Front £12.50 Rear & Sides £11.00

Charlie and Lola are completely excited to be on stage with their Extremely New Play, and they’re bringing along Sizzles the Dog! Playful, funny and full of surprises, this play about friendship and adventures is a treat for everyone. A magical mix of puppets, live action and music based on the well-loved BBC series and characters created by Lauren Child. 24


Mon 28th October to Sat 2nd November, 7:30pm. Wed & Sat matinees, 2:30pm. Mon to Thu Eve: Standard £20.00 Concession £18.00

Wed & Sat Mat: Standard £18.00 Concession £16.00

Fri & Sat Eve: Standard £22.00 Concession £20.00

Now in it’s eighth year, the Agatha Christie Theatre Company presents a thrilling production of the crime classic Go Back For Murder. Carla Le Merchant learns a disturbing family secret; her mother, Caroline Crale, died in prison after being convicted for poisoning her father. An intriguing letter professes her innocence and Carla is determined to clear her name, bringing all the players from her tragic history back to the crime scene to uncover the truth. Suspects and secrets abound in this new production starring Liza Goddard (Bergerac and Give Us A Clue), Sophie Ward (Heartbeat and Holby City), Robert Duncan (Drop The Dead Donkey), Gary Mavers (Peak Practice), Lysette Anthony (Three Up, Two Down and Night & Day) and Ben Nealon (Soldier Soldier). A classic ‘whodunnit’ packed with intrigue, murder and suspense from the pen of the great Agatha Christie. 25


Sun 27th October, 8:00pm. Meal served in Panoramic Lounge, 6:00pm to 6:45pm. Comedy £10.00 Comedy & Two Course Meal £22.00 The Floral’s popular comedy club returns featuring some great stand up as well as being the showcase for up and coming young comedians. Compere: Dominic Woodward Headliner: Nige Contains strong language and adult references.

KIERAN POWELL LOOK WHO’S TALKING Thu 31st October, 7:30pm. Standard £10.00 Concession £8.00

This fabulous family show introduces award winning teenage ventriloquist Kieran Powell and his puppet companions Angus (the gorilla), Dave (the dinosaur), Artie (the raccoon) and Ernie (he’s green and furry). Join Kieran, his friends and a special guest or two for music, laughter and games and see if you can see ‘who’s talking’!

Sat 2nd November, 7:30pm. (Pre-Concert Talk, 6:45pm). Standard £15.00 Concession £13.50 Students (Over 16s) £5.00 Under 16s FREE Holst St. Paul’s Suite Warlock Capriol Suite Britten Simple Symphony Finzi A Severn Rhapsody Haydn Symphony no. 92 ‘Oxford’ Celebrate the beauty of our English landscape as captured in the imagination of some of our best-loved English composers and Haydn. Via pastoral string harmonies, lively folk-dance tunes and flowing wind melodies, enjoy an audio tour of England.

THE CIRCUS OF HORRORS LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT

Tue 5th November, 7:30pm. Standard £20.00 Concession £18.00 The Circus of Horrors is a fusion between daredevil and bizarre circus acts performed by a cast of 26, with live rock music played by Dr Haze, all joined together in a brand new show, London After Midnight. Shocking content - Parental discretion advised. 26 Box Office 0151 666 0000 www.floralpavilion.com


BILL WYMAN . PAUL CARRACK JOE BROWN . SHOW OF HANDS WALTER TROUT . GARY MURPHY

CAPERCAILLIE . COLIN HAY . GLENN TILBROOK

+ MANY OTHER ACTS & WORKSHOPS TO BE ANNOUNCED For details of performances contact our box office on 0151 666 0000 or visit our website www.bestguitarfest.com JOE BROWN

Wed 6th November, 7:30pm. All Tickets £25.00 Rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown continues to go from strength to strength. His five-piece band, which includes his son and record producer Pete Brown, will be on stage all evening performing timeless classics, rockabilly, gospel, country, folk and rock ‘n’ roll. A sensational show and musical journey.

SHOW OF HANDS THE ‘HAND IN HAND’ TOUR AUTUMN 2013

Thu 7th November, 7:30pm. All Tickets £18.00 The triple BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winners are singer/ songwriter Steve Knightley and multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer, joined by double bassist/vocalist Miranda Sykes. Their captivating music dips and dives through roots, rock, blues, country and traditional folk. Each gig promises a memorable, harmony-rich programme of punch-packing original songs.

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MAGIC A KIND OF QUEEN Fri 8th November, 7:30pm. All Tickets £17.50

The first and still the best tribute to Queen, Magic perform all of Queen’s greatest hits as well as some you may not have heard for a while. Performing completely live with a six-piece line-up, Magic recreate all of the complex trademark harmonies producing a sound that is second to none. While not attempting to emulate Queen visually, Magic creates the excitement of a Queen live show.

PHIL MCINTYRE ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS ED BYRNE: ROARING FORTIES Sat 9th November, 8:00pm. PROMPT (Latecomers not admitted) All Tickets £22.50

A self-confessed ‘miserable old git’ since the age of 23, Ed Byrne is now in his Forties. While for others this might result in a crisis that prompts the purchase of a sports car, Ed embraces middle age with open arms. Come join him, as he truly comes of age and gives out his clarion cry: “I am in my Forties. HEAR ME ROAR!” www.edbyrne.com

MID WALES OPERA PRESENT BENJAMIN BRITTEN’S ALBERT HERRING Sun 10th November, 7:30pm. Pre-concert talk, 6:30pm. Standard £18.00 Concession £16.00

Following last year’s stunning production of Mozart’s masterpiece Don Giovanni, Mid Wales Opera returns to celebrate the centenary of the birth of one of the country’s greatest composers - Benjamin Britten. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to enjoy Britten’s classic comic depiction of village life, Albert Herring.

SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL Mon 11th & Tue 12th November, 7:00pm. Standard £8.50 Concession £6.50

The UK’s largest Youth Drama Festival, SSF work with 1000 secondary, primary and special schools all over the UK, making it possible for them to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre. Each night four schools will perform four different Shakespeare plays. Come along and celebrate the achievements of your local schools in a wonderful evening of entertainment. 28 Box Office 0151 666 0000 www.floralpavilion.com


WALTER TROUT

Tue 12th November, 8:00pm. All Tickets £20.00 Walter Trout plays earth-shattering blues rock music throughout Europe and the USA. Trout was voted the 6th best guitarist ever in a BBC Radio listener’s poll and topped the Blues charts with the all star Full Circle and The Outsider. His live shows are mesmerising and his guitar technique dazzling.

Wed 13th November, 7:30pm. Standard £27.00 Concession £25.00 Following a smash hit UK Tour in 2012, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is back in this groundbreaking new stage production. A radio show like you’ve never seen before, packed with laughter, really wild sound effects, a live band, HD projections, and drinks with extremely silly names. Joining Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, and Hitchhiker’s favourites from the legendary radio and TV casts, will be a VIP guest voice of The Book.

JOHN WILLIAMS

Thu 14th November, 7:30pm. All Tickets £20.00 Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1941, John Williams is a Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist. He has reportedly recorded almost the entire repertoire for classical guitar and has commissioned guitar concertos from composers as varied as André Previn, Stephen Dodgson and Richard Harvey. 29


Fri 15th November, 7:30pm. All Tickets £16.00 Gary Murphy’s ‘All New Guitar Legends’ show returns to the Floral Pavilion by popular demand as part of the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain. The show highlights many different guitar styles including rock, pop, jazz and country and has something for all ages. The story is narrated by BBC Radio Merseyside’s Billy Butler who gives an insight into the lives of our best loved guitar heroes including Django Reinhardt, Todd Rundgren & Meatloaf, Carlos Santana, Mike Oldfield, Gary Moore & Thin Lizzy, Chet Atkins, Hank Marvin and The Shadows plus many more. Guitar Legends is a show you will not want to miss.

CAPERCAILLIE

Sat 16th November, 7:30pm. All Tickets £22.00 Capercaillie celebrates their 30th Anniversary year with a new album, a UK tour and festival appearances throughout Europe. Their innovative approach to traditional sources and influences and the excitement they create through live performance explains the widespread esteem in which they are held in the current explosive folk scene.

COLIN HAY

Tue 19th November, 7:30pm. All Tickets £20.00 Scottish-Australian Colin Hay is probably best known for his time with 1980s legends Men at Work, the platinum-selling Australian band that topped worldwide charts in the 80s with anthems like Down Under, Overkill and Who Can It Be? Most recently Hay has appeared in the US comedy series Scrubs. 30


MOSCOW BALLET - LA CLASSIQUE THE NUTCRACKER Wed 20th November, 7:30pm. Standard £21.00 Concession £19.00

All is quiet in the great house. Clara creeps downstairs, the Christmas Tree stands alone and in the darkness, the moonlight beams through the curtains onto the colourful presents offered there. At midnight, the clock strikes heralding in the spirit of Christmas, yet something stirs in the darkness beyond and thus unfolds this magical festive tale of The Nutcracker.

BILL WYMAN’S RHYTHM KINGS WITH SPECIAL GUEST MARIA MULDAUR

Fri 22nd November, 7:30pm. Gold Tickets £42.50 Standard £32.50 Rock ‘n’ roll icon, author and legendary former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has seen it all and continues to live life to the full. His latest musical rebirth as the driving force behind the fabulous Rhythm Kings sees him return to his musical roots. This set of virtuoso musicians superbly bring back to life the kind of classic rhythm ‘n’ blues that first inspired Wyman to pick up the guitar as a teenager. The Rhythm Kings will be joined by very special guest Maria Muldaur, best known for the hit single Midnight at the Oasis.

THE BLUES BAND

Sat 23rd November, 8:00pm. All Tickets £20.00 With wall-to-wall hits, great rhythm ‘n’ blues and a line-up that features Paul Jones (Manfred Mann) and Dave Kelly ( John Dummer Blues Band, Howlin’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker), The Blues Band continue to be Britain’s finest, most skilled practitioners in the art of the blues.

THE LADYBOYS OF BANGKOK GLAMOROUS AMOROUS Tue 26th November, 7:30pm. Standard £22.50 Concession £20.50

With a title like Glamorous Amorous it could only be the Ladyboys of Bangkok back on tour with a fabulous all new show for 2013! Dripping with diamante and sizzling on stage with new songs and side splitting comedy. From Nicki Minaj to Whitney the stars and chart topping hits just keep on coming. Box Office 0151 666 0000 www.floralpavilion.com

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Wed 27th November, 7:30pm. All Tickets £27.00 A stylish and dynamic concert spectacular celebrating the great musical numbers from the biggest shows. Three of the West End’s biggest stars showcase their dazzling voices and charismatic personalities in breath-taking West End style backed by a full live band and choir. The West End Men is the definitive musical concert guaranteed to thrill an audience both young and old.

STEELEYE SPAN WINTERSMITH TOUR Thu 28th November, 7:30pm. All Tickets £19.50

Folk rock pioneers Steeleye Span return with a new live show and as Maddy Prior, voice of the band for 38 years, leads a line-up featuring faces old and new. Having recently collaborated with Sir Terry Pratchett on a new album, the evening will see a mixture of new and classic material.

GLENN TILBROOK Thu 28th November, 8:00pm. All Tickets £16.00

Glenn Tilbrook is best known as the voice and face of Squeeze. At this intimate gig expect to hear old favourites plus latest numbers from a man whose enjoyment and passion for music and performing is all the greater for being close to his dedicated audience.

KEN DODD

Fri 29th November, 7:00pm. All Tickets £21.00 Another visit to the Floral Pavilion from the King of Knotty Ash, and another vintage, guaranteed sell-out comedy performance. The only thing that goes quicker than Ken Dodd tickets is his famed wit. Book early for an unforgettable night from a master of the stage. 32 Box Office 0151 666 0000 www.floralpavilion.com


BRITISH PHILHARMONIC CONCERT ORCHESTRA A VIENNESE STRAUSS CHRISTMAS GALA Sat 30th November, 7:30pm. Standard £21.00 Concession £19.00 Start Christmas off with this wonderful selection of the best music from Vienna. A fantastic family evening, the programme includes the beautiful Blue Danube, music from golden operettas and more gallops, polkas and waltzes from the King himself, Johann Strauss II. Not forgetting all of your favourite Christmas music to sing-along to and soloists Andrew Forbes Lane, Marilyn Hill Smith and Jeremy Peaker. A real treat.

THE FRON MALE VOICE CHOIR VOICES OF THE VALLEY WITH GUEST VOCALIST KATHRYN RUDGE Sun 1st December, 7:30pm. Standard £21.00 Concession £19.00

Along with seasonal favourites, the Fron Male Voice Choir will be performing songs from their million-selling albums including You Raise Me Up, Unchained Melody, World In Union and a selection of Welsh favourites. The choir will be joined by Liverpool-born mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge.

Sun 1st December, 8:00pm. Meal served in Panoramic Lounge, 6:00pm to 6:45pm. Comedy £10.00 Comedy & Two Course Meal £22.00 The Floral’s popular comedy club returns featuring some great stand up as well as being the showcase for up and coming young comedians. Compere: Dominic Woodward Headliner: Bill Wooland Contains strong language and adult references.

WIRRAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA A CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL Sun 15th December, 2:15pm. Standard £10.00 Concession £8.00

Come and hear the strings, wind, brass, percussion and children’s choir in another Sunday afternoon Christmas concert from the W.S.O. Featuring excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, music from TV and film, popular classics and family carols for everyone to sing. This is the perfect festive event.

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Thu 12th Dec ’13 to Sun 5th Jan ’14 December 2013 Thu 12th Fri 13th Sat 14th Sun 15th Mon 16th Tue 17th Wed 18th Thu 19th Fri 20th Sat 21st Sun 22nd Mon 23rd Tue 24th Wed 25th Thu 26th Fri 27th Sat 28th Sun 29th Mon 30th Tues 31st

10.30am 1.30pm 10.30am 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.00pm No performances 10.30am 1.30pm 10.30am 1.30pm 10.30am 1.30pm No performances 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm No performances 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm

Tickets Red Shows Standard: £17.50 Child: £14.50 Concession: £15.50 Family*: £54.00

7.00pm 7.00pm

Blue Shows Standard: £16.50 Child: £13.50 Concession: £14.50 Family*: £50.00 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm

*Family Tickets are for 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and three children.

5.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm

No performances 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 1.00pm

Group Bookings Advance Groups £9.00 £12.00 £13.00 Advance Group Bookings must be paid for before 1st November 2013.

Standard Groups £10.00 £13.00 £14.00

January 2014 Wed 1st Thu 2nd Fri 3rd Sat 4th Sun 5th

Green Shows Standard: £14.50 Child: £11.50 Concession: £12.50

For Group Bookings please call 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 5.00pm

Box Office 0151 666 0000 www.floralpavilion.com

0151 666 0001 or email

justinmcferran@wirral.gov.uk

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CHRISTMAS PARTIES Come and celebrate the festive season in style in the Floral Pavilion’s Blue Lounge, however small or large your group. A delicious three course meal will be followed by a live stage show - so come and dance the night away!

ULTIMATE GREASE / DIRTY DANCING

Thu 19th Dec, 7:00pm Doors & 7:30pm Dinner. All Tickets £28.00 Prepare to be swept on a whirlwind ride through the two most iconic movie soundtracks of all time! Relive that summer in 1959 with Danny and Sandy, before getting whisked off to Kellerman’s in 1963 to dance the night away with Baby and Johnny! Ultimate Grease / Dirty Dancing is a fully interactive, fully choreographed extravaganza, so be prepared to find your inner Pink Lady or T-Bird and sing along! Fancy dress is highly recommended.

TAKE ON TAKE THAT

Fri 20th Dec, 7:00pm Doors & 7:30pm Dinner. All Tickets £28.00 Take On Take That is one of the UK’s leading tributes to the greatest British boy band of our generation. With all the biggest hits and iconic dance routines in typical Take That dress wear, from every era of the band’s ascent to world domination. These guys were hand picked because they look like, sound like and generally perform just like the real thing!!

PLANET ABBA

Sat 21st Dec, 7:00pm Doors & 7:30pm Dinner. All Tickets £28.00 Planet Abba brings you the classic sound and look of one of the most successful and influential bands in pop music history. A guaranteed floor filler, this is the perfect night out for anyone. So get out your blue eye shadow, put your platform boots on, warm up your vocal chords and hurry down to have the time of your life at the smash hit sensation that is Planet Abba!

TOM SPENCE AT CHRISTMAS Wed 18th December,12:30pm. All Tickets £10.00

Tom Spence is back by popular demand, bringing his very special afternoon Christmas Concert to the Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge. Join Tom for an afternoon of Christmas classics, musical theatre Favourites and some exclusive tracks from his forthcoming album. www.tom-spence.com 36 Box Office 0151 666 0000 www.floralpavilion.com


ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

Wed 18th September, 12:30pm. Fri 25th October, 12:30pm. All Tickets £5.00

Come and join members of the RLPO for a relaxing lunchtime recital framed by the panoramic views of the Mersey Estuary. Programme details will be announced in the weeks running up to the performance so please contact the Box Office or visit www.floralpavilion.com for further information.

SALSA LIBRE

Fri 19th July. All Tickets £7.00 Beginners lesson 8:15pm to 8:45pm (beginners practice until 9:30pm). Intermediate lesson 8:45pm to 9:30pm. Bar and dancing till late. You don’t have to be a Latino god or goddess to enjoy the seductive rhythms of salsa. Just get yourself down to the Floral and discover it for yourself. Make friends, do some exercise, learn a new skill and have a ball in the process! www.salsa-libre.co.uk

COMING SOON Ask our friendly Box Office team (or keep an eye on our website at www.floralpavilion.com) about these great shows coming up later in the year on-sale now. Fri 17th January, 8:00pm.

JASON MANFORD FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS All Tickets £22.50

Fri 24th to Sun 26th January.

FAWLTY TOWERS DINING EXPERIENCE All Tickets £42.50

Sat 22nd February, 8:00pm.

MIKE AND THE MECHANICS All Tickets £35.00

Sat 8th March, 7:30pm.

CARMEN

Standard £29.00 Concession £27.00

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FIND US BIKE

We welcome cyclists and there are many bike racks outside the main entrance to the building. However please be aware that you will be responsible for the security and safety of your bicycle. The Floral Pavilion is easily accessible along a number of cycle routes that can be found across Wirral. For more information visit www.cycle-route.com

BUS

The following New Brighton-bound bus routes can be used to access the Floral Pavilion. From Birkenhead Bus Station: 410 & 411. From Liverpool Whitechapel: 432 & 433. From West Kirby & Moreton: 39. • Once arriving at Kings Promenade, turn right and follow the prom around in the direction of the lighthouse/fort. Walk for approximately 5mins. • The Floral Pavilion is on the right on Marine Promenade, opposite the walkway which leads to the entrance to Fort Perch Rock.

RAIL

From Liverpool Lime Street or Chester • Take the Wirral Line (underground) to New Brighton Station. • Upon exiting New Brighton Station, turn left along Atherton Street, walking downhill towards the promenade. • Once reaching Kings Promenade, turn right and follow the prom around in the direction of the lighthouse/fort. Walk for approximately 5mins. • The Floral Pavilion is on the right on Marine Promenade, opposite the walkway, which leads to the entrance to Fort Perch Rock. For more information on Bus or Rail travel visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk or call Traveline on 0151 200 22 33


VENUE ACCESSIBILITY Here at the Floral Pavilion it is our intention to be accessible and welcoming to all. WHEELCHAIR USERS

There is automatic door access to the Lower Foyer directly from the promenade. There are a number of wheelchair spaces in the auditorium. Please inform the Box Office of your requirements at the time of booking.

LIFT

There is a wheelchair accessible lift from the lower ground floor to the Panoramic Lounge, Conference Centre and Auditorium.

ASSISTANCE DOGS

Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas, where possible please inform the box office at the time of booking.

AUDIO DESCRIBED & SIGNED PERFORMANCES

These are available at certain performances, please ask for further information.

PARKING

Fort Perch Rock opposite the Theatre has unrestricted parking as has Marine Promenade and Kings Parade. There are a number of designated accessible parking spaces near to the entrance foyer.

TOILETS

Designated accessible toilets are situated in the Lower Foyer and in the Plaza Lounge. There is a family friendly cubicle with changing facilities in both the male and female toilets.

HEARING LOOP

An infrared hearing loop system is installed in the theatre. Please ask at the Cloakroom for a headset upon arrival to the venue.

Box Office 0151 666 0000 www.floralpavilion.com

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BOX OFFICE

Open 11am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday or 11am until curtain up on Show Nights. Open 12pm to 4pm on Sunday or 12pm until curtain up on Show Nights. PHONE

POST

The box office number is:

Please state clearly the date and time of the performance and number and price of tickets you require. Please include your name, address, telephone number and a SAE. Cheques should be made payable to Wirral Council.

0151 666 0000 Phone lines are open Monday to Saturday from 11am until 6pm. 12pm until 4pm on a Sunday.

ONLINE Book online at:

www.floralpavilion.com and choose your own seat directly from the seating plan. You can even see a view of the stage from every seat in the theatre.

TERMS & CONDITIONS Our full terms and conditions can be viewed online at: www.floralpavilion.com Alternatively, they can be posted upon request. All information correct at time of going to press, E&OE. We reserve the right to cancel or change events, times, dates and artists without prior notice. Please contact the Box Office for updated information.

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Please send your full remittance to:

Floral Pavilion, Marine Promenade, New Brighton, Wirral, CH45 2JS.


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Floral Pavilion Season Brochure Jun-Dec 2013