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SPRING – AUTUMN 2017

DIRECTED BY CHANTELLE NOLAN WRITTEN BY LIAM MELLOR

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Booking information 24 Hour online service STHELENSTHEATREROYAL.COM Telephone 01744 756 000 Lines Open: Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm (Performance days open until 15 mins after the show starts) Sunday – Telephone lines open 2 hours before each show and closes 15 mins after the show starts Boxoffice Tickets can be booked in person at the Theatre Box Office. Corporation Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1LQ (Same opening hours as above) Keep up to date with all the latest shows and events by joining the St Helens Theatre Royal mailing list, sign up at sthelenstheatreroyal.com Follow us on social media: /StHelensTheatreRoyal @TheatreRoyalStH


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Welcome! Dear Theatregoers, It is always a pleasure to introduce you to a brand new season, and we have some fantastic treats in store for you over the coming months at St Helens Theatre Royal with returning favourites, as well as plenty of new additions. As ever we bring you wonderful family entertainment, laugh-outloud comedy, the biggest musical theatre shows, enchanting panto productions and the very best live music acts around. Highlights this year include a tale as old as time from Regal Entertainments with their Easter panto Beauty and the Beast, Strictly Come Dancing favourites Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe dazzle with their new tour Somewhere in Time, and all-round funny man Jimmy Carr is back with his Greatest Hits. This season is doubly special; all of your continued support from the ticket restoration levy allowed us to make improvements to the theatre, and earlier in the year we unveiled a brand new box office and ongoing work to the foyer which simply wouldn’t have been possible without your help – so from myself and everyone at the theatre a huge thank you! To show our appreciation we promise to continue going above and beyond to bring you world class live entertainment that is guaranteed to keep you coming back time and again. Best Wishes Chantelle Nolan

Chantelle Nolan Theatre Manager

Theatre staff and cast members open the new box office. (L to R) Simon Foster, Chantelle Nolan, Darren Day, Crissy Rock, Amy Childs, Harry Derbidge, Jane Joseph, Mike Randolph, Karen Murray.

Theatre Royal Trust The Theatre Royal is owned by the Theatre Royal (St Helens) Trust who retain responsibility for its external maintenance and is tenanted and operated on behalf of the Trust by Regal Entertainments Ltd who are responsible for the management of the theatre and for all its productions.


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Theatre information Pre-Show Drinks Enjoy a drink and soak up the ambiance in The Crown Bar which is open an hour before every performance and during the interval, or why not book The Slipper Bar for you, your friends and family to enjoy pre-show and interval hospitality. (25 people max) Join Our Mailing List Keep up to date with all the new shows, events and special offers plus all the latest theatre news by signing up to our monthly email and newsletters at sthelenstheatreroyal.com Wheelchair Access There are a number of wheelchair spaces available for each performance and the theatre is accessible to wheelchair users via a ramp at the main entrance. Please inform the Box Office of your requirements when booking your tickets and go to reception on arrival. Booking Fees and Restoration Levy ÂŁ1.50 booking fee per ticket applies* and an optional ÂŁ1 per ticket restoration levy is requested at the time of booking. When booking in person at the Box Office and paying cash, no fees apply. *when booking with credit/debit cards.


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Seating plan

How to find us St Helens Theatre Royal is situated in the heart of St. Helens town centre, just off the East Lancs (A580) & J7 of the M62. The main bus terminal and St. Helens Central Railway station are both a 5 minute walk away.

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Royal T Drama Academy workshops are taught by professional actors with experience in TV, Film, and Theatre. Classes take place on Saturday mornings

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The Illegal Eagles Fri 3 Feb 7:30pm All Seats: £24.50 Often acclaimed as the World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute, The Illegal Eagles return to the stage in 2017, this time celebrating their own incredible 20 years of UK & international touring! This seasoned group of talented musicians are true Eagles fans at heart. Their impressive mastery of the Eagles distinctive sound has made them one of the most sought after shows of their kind in the world. For their special 20th Anniversary tour, The Illegal Eagles bring you their strongest and most popular show to date. Performing all of the classic Eagles hits including Hotel California, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Take it to the Limit, Life in the Fast Lane and many more! “The band were flawless in their delivery both musically & vocally” The Express www.illegaleagles.com


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The Little Mix Experience Sat 4 Feb 6:00pm All Seats: £12 If you’re a fan of one of X Factor’s finest exports you’re sure to L.O.V.E. The Little Mix Experience! Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UK’s finest Girl-Bands. With breathtaking dance moves, replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK, this is a high-energy show packed with all of Little Mix’s greatest hits and suitable for all ages! Featuring songs such as DNA, Wings, Salute, Black Magic, Love Me Like You, Secret Love Song and many, many more.

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The Legends of American Country Tribute Show Fri 10 Feb 7:30pm Adults: £20/ Concession: £18/ Child: £15 Following a sell-out UK tour in 2016 direct from Ireland Europe’s No 1 Country music show “The Legends of American Country” returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics. The 2017 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Alan Jackson and 4 brand new tributes to icons George Jones, Kenny Rogers, Patsy Cline and Don Williams in this must see extravaganza. The show features 4 fantastic and respected singers in Rod McAuley, Joe Moore, Evan O Donnell and Tracey McAuley all backed by the superb Keltic Storm band and coupled with an authentic stage set that gives the real Nashville feel.


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A Vision of Elvis

Seriously Dead

Sat 11 Feb 7:30pm

Sun 12 Feb 7:30pm

All Seats: £21

All Seats: £21

A Vision of Elvis starring Rob Kingsley and his sensational band and singers is recognised as Europe’s most authentic & successful tribute to Elvis Presley. This show brings you a full evening featuring all the classic hits, from the hip swiveling 50’s Sun Studios to the Movie Years and the 1968 Comeback Special with the finale being the electrifying Jumpsuit Concert Years.

Starring Crissy Rock (Benidorm), Frazer Hines (Emmerdale and Doctor Who), Leah Bell, Billy Pearce and Paull Dunn.

Backed by a world class band and featuring Full HD projection, this is the largest Elvis show to tour theatres in the UK. www.avisionofelvis.co.uk

When small time crook Albert Blunderstone returns home to attend a funeral, a chain of events is set in motion which places the lives of Betty, Albert, Billy and the local Undertaker Tristan de Winter on a path which leads towards the “Pearly Gates” and a disgruntled Angel-in-Waiting named Thelma Henderson. Seriously Dead is a brand new musical play from the people that brought you Dirty Dusting. A laugh out loud comedy which combines a terrific musical score, a cleverly written plot which blends drama, comedy, pathos and farce into one hilarious night at the theatre. Written by Leah Bell and Crissy Rock: Original Music by Mike Redway


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Stuart Littlewood for Handshake Limited Proudly Presents

Cirque Du Hilarious – COMEDY EXPLOSION Sun 26 Feb 2:30pm Adult: £16/ Concession: £14/ Family: £50 Starring Clive Webb and Danny Adams winners of the Ken Dodd Comedy Award and CFA Best Comedy Award, Clive and Danny once again bring their madness and mayhem to St Helens Theatre Royal with a brand new show for 2017. Dubbed ‘The Superstars of Slapstick’, father and son Clive and Danny’s particular brand of lunacy runs throughout the show, causing havoc and chaos on stage, and screams of laughter from all the family. Joined by village idiot Michael Potts and a full supporting cast including the Cirque Du Hilarious Showgirls, Rock Band Clownforce and International Circus Acts. What could possibly go wrong?

Showaddywaddy Fri 3 Mar 7:30pm All Seats: £20 ‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title as they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured the world. Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe. ‘Under The Moon of Love’, ‘Three Steps to Heaven’, ‘Hey Rock & Roll’, ‘When’, ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Pretty Little Angel Eyes’ and many, many more. So come and join the ‘Dancin’ Party’… ‘You’ve Got What It Takes’!


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King Of Pop The Legend Continues... Starring NAVI

VIENNA FESTIVAL BALLET presents Cinderella

Sat 4 Mar 7:30pm

Sun 5 Mar 5:00pm

Adults: £19/ Concessions: £18

Adult: £19.50/ Concession: £17.50/ Child (up to 14 years): £13.50

King Of Pop – The Legend Continues stars the world’s No.1 MJ impersonator ‘Navi’ who was actually invited to perform at two of Michael Jackson’s birthday parties in LA and New York. Michael not only applauded Navi but also gave him a standing ovation. Navi has since continued to work at the highest level performing in a whopping 57 different countries and is now back in the UK for a national theatre tour along with his incredible live band and dancers. Navi brilliantly recreates all the magical classics from the early Jackson 5 songs to mega-hits such as Thriller and Smooth Criminal in a show the whole family will enjoy.

Music by G. A. Rossini Choreography by Sheila Styles Vienna Festival Ballet is proud to present the classic tale of Cinderella, one of the best-known rags-to-riches fairy tales of all time. A mistreated young girl, a glass slipper, two comical ugly step-sisters and a handsome prince combine to make the perfect piece of story-telling. Based on the traditional story, the ballet will surely touch and reach out to everyone’s heart, with its combination of pure classical dancing and a touch of pantomime. The music contains a collection of Rossini’s most famous operatic achievements and has been especially arranged for Vienna Festival Ballet.


That’ll Be The Day Brand New Show Fri 10 Mar 7:30pm All Seats: £24.50 After an incredible three decades of touring, the UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety production That’ll Be The Day returns with another brand new show! This year’s production features a fresh new line-up of sensational classic gold hits, spanning the 50’s right through to the 70’s, mixed as always, with even more hilarious comedy! Complete with stunning costumes and incredible LIVE music performances, we guarantee you’ll be on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over. Welcome to the golden age of popular music…revived! “Sensational entertainment” - The Mirror “The best Rock ’n’ Roll show on the road” - Time Out “Music, laughter and non-stop nostalgia” - The Express www.thatllbetheday.com


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American Wrestling Sat 11 Mar 7:30pm

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Cilla and the Shades of the 60’s

Adult: £12/ Child: £10/ Family: £36

Sat 18 Mar 7:30pm

ALL ACTION FAMILY SPECTACULAR

Starring Liverpool born singer Victoria Jones (BBC’s The One & Only) as Cilla, singing songs including ‘You’re My World’ and ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’ while the Shades trio swing through a decade of hits by Cilla’s friends and co-stars such as ‘I Only Want to Be With You’ and ‘River Deep Mountain High’.

See the Superstars LIVE IN ACTION! Cheer the goodies, boo the baddies. Plus, FREE MEET AND GREET AT THE END OF THE SHOW. Don’t Delay, Book Today For The Best Seats.

Adult: £19/ Concession: £18

Victoria & the gorgeous Shades trio rediscover one of music’s most defining eras. They follow the life & career of the iconic Cilla Black while their stories reflect on some of the biggest 60s stars. Featuring hits by Cilla, The Beatles, Dusty Springfield, Lulu & many more… www.thecillashow.com


REGAL ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENT

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CHANNEL 5 MILKSHAKE’S

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BIG BROTHER LEGEND

AMY THOMPSON AS BELLE

NIKKI GRAHAME

THE TALENTED

THE HILARIOUS

AS FAIRY ROSE

RICHARD HAZLEWOOD

LIAM MELLOR

THE BRILLIANT

ST HELENS’ RESIDENT DAME

AS GASTON

AS POTTY POLLY

AS THE BEAST

PHILIP MCGUINNESS

AS FRENCH FRANK

SIMON FOSTER

SATURDAY 1 - SUNDAY 23 APRIL 2017


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St Helens Theatre Royal invites you to the most romantic fairy tale of them all this Easter when Regal Entertainments Ltd return with the amazing panto Beauty and the Beast to take audiences on another sparkling adventure. Starring Channel 5 Milkshake’s Amy Thompson leading an allstar cast as the beautiful Belle, make sure that you have booked your place in this magical world. Get ready to go on an adventure and follow Belle as she falls in love with the most unexpected of princes with Richard Hazlewood as the Beast. Also trying to win Belle’s heart is Philip McGuinness as the brutish Gaston, and adding some extra sparkle will be legendary Big Brother housemate Nikki Grahame as Fairy Rose. The hilarious Liam Mellor will be causing mayhem and mischief as French Frank and St Helens’ resident dame, Simon Foster completes the cast as Potty Polly. An enchanting tale filled with hilarious comedy, wonderful songs and a story which proves that even the grumpiest of Beasts can change his ways. Make sure to book before the final rose petal falls – this is sure to be the must see Easter event of 2017!

APRIL 2017 SHOW PERFORMANCES Sat 1 Sun 2 Wed 5 Thu 6 Fri 7 Sat 8 Sun 9 Wed 12 Thu 13 Fri 14 Sat 15 Sun 16 Mon 17 Sat 22 Sun 23

1pm Glitter 1pm Glitter 1pm Sparkle 1pm Sparkle 1pm Glitter 1pm Glitter 1pm Glitter 1pm Sparkle 1pm Sparkle 1pm Glitter 1pm Glitter 1pm Glitter 1pm Glitter 1pm Glitter 1pm Glitter

5pm Glitter 5pm Glitter 5pm Glitter 5pm Glitter 5pm Glitter 5pm Glitter 5pm Glitter 5pm Glitter -

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TICKET PRICES: Glitter Shows Golden Seats (Stalls rows A-G) Adults £17.00 |Concession £16.50 Child £16.00 Standard Tickets Adults £14.50 | Concession £ 14.00 Child £ 13.50 | Family £54.00

Sparkle Shows Golden Seats (Stalls rows A-G) All Seats £15.00 Standard Tickets All Seats £13.00 Group Rate for all performances of 20+ tickets Golden Seats (Stalls rows A-G) £12.00 Standard Tickets £8.00


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Jurassic Adventures Fri 24 Mar 5:00pm

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Michael English & his Band in Concert

Adult: £15/ Child: £13/ Family: £50

Tue 25 Apr 7:30pm

The most exciting family show- since time began, is about to be discovered… by you!

Michael English has rose to be one of Ireland’s top Country music stars, an accomplished musician & songwriter, the good looking Kildare man is now a big name on the circuit with his energetic performances which leaves the crowds wanting more.

Jurassic Adventures, is a brand new production, set on a magical island, where anything might happen, with a brave cast of amazing actors, a great fun script, superb scenery, and of course DINOSAURS. Get transported to a prehistoric place full of fun, thrills and screams, be amazed and awed by the birth of a baby Dinosaur, but beware of the T. REX mother who wants her egg back! An absolutely brilliant show for all the family from age 3+

All Seats: £20

Michael is currently working on a brand new album for release this winter featuring all his current hits like “Tuam Beat”, “Take me Home” & his latest single which is a duet with up & coming country singer Cliona Hagan “Crazy Over You”. Don’t miss out on a great show


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Patsy Cline & Friends Tribute Concert to Patsy Cline – Hank Williams – Jim Reeves Thu 4 May 7:30pm Adult: £18/ Concession: £17/ Child £10 (under 16’s) Produced by A.M. Productions Sue Lowry, Marc Robinson and Lee Davidge will take you back to those Honky Tonk days of pure Country Music, with a sublime tribute to the music of Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Jim Reeves. Songs including Honky Tonk Merry Go Round, She’s Got You, Howlin’ at the Moon, I saw the Light and a song everyone can join in with, Bimbo! Please wear your Weston wear and join us for a Hayride of a Show! @amproductions4

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Totally Tina Fri 19 May 7:30pm Adult: £20 Concession: £18.50 An International acclaimed award winning tribute revue show to the Queen of Rock. The show re-creates the spectacle and energy of her live shows with a six-piece live band, four stunning dancers and Justine’s incredible impersonation of the Queen of Rock and Soul. We take you from the early days with Ike, and songs like River Deep, Mountain High, all the way through to Tina’s solo comeback in the 80s with her incredible cover of the Al Green classic, Let’s Stay Together, to her massive solo hits like Simply The Best and What’s Love Got To Do With It. With hand-made replica costumes and dance routines re-creating the look and feel of Tina at her best, this is one spectacular show. IT’S SIMPLY THE BEST!


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Miss Royal Beauty Sat 12 May 7:00pm All Seats: £15 St Helens Theatre Royal is once again on the search for the next Miss Royal Beauty. By entering St Helens Theatre Royal’s Miss Royal Beauty you could win a place in the Miss England Final! A panel of celebrity judges will decide which lucky lady will go through to win the regional final on Sat 12 May 2017 where spectators may purchase tickets to cheer on the lucky hopefuls. If you think you have what it takes then visit the ‘Get Involved’ section of the St Helens Theatre Royal website for more details and enter using the online form. The winner of Miss Royal Beauty 2017 wins a place in the Miss England Final, with a host of other prizes. The winner of Miss England will then go through to the Miss World competition with the chance to win $100,000.


Let’s Hang On The Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Sat 13 May 7:30pm Adult: £23/ Concession: £22 This award-winning production, endorsed by Frankie Valli himself, celebrates the music of one of popular music’s most successful bands of all time. Take a step back in time with an anthology of classic hits including Grease, December 1963 (Oh What a Night!), Sherry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Beggin’, Walk Like A Man, Big Girls Don’t Cry, and many more, climaxing with a spectacular finale of, of course, Let’s Hang On! Complete with a brand new stage design for 2017, prepare for an electric atmosphere and plenty of dancing in the aisles! ‘You guys are dynamite!’ - Frankie Valli ‘These guys are absolutely brilliant’ - The Paul O Grady Show www.letshangon.co.uk


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The Simon and Garfunkel Story - 50th Anniversary Tour Sat 20 May Time: TBC Tickets: TBC Direct from it’s success in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed! “Fantastic” - Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2. “Authentic and Exciting” - The Stage thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com

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Puppetry of the Penis Sat 27 May 8:00pm All Seats: £22 Early bird: £2 off tickets if booked by 28th February 2017 Puppetry Of The Penis has been hosted in over 35 countries and performed in 6 languages. 2 near naked men (they wear shoes) manipulate their nether regions using the Ancient Art of Genital Origami, providing the audience with a hilarious array of shapes and impersonations which will be projected onto a huge video screen. This show will feature all of your favourites, including the Eiffel Tower, the Lochness Monster, the Pelican and of course, the iconic Hamburger, but will also include a host of new installations that promise to rock you into hilarious fits of laughter. This is a non-sexual show and does contain full frontal male nudity.


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Johnny Cash Roadshow Fri 9 Jun 7:30pm All Seats: £20 The only show to be endorsed by the CASH family! Johnny Cash Roadshow featuring respected singer/songwriter Clive John. After sold out shows across Europe this is now a bigger show than ever, introducing the ‘Carter Sisters’ and brass section the ‘Roadshow Horns’ all accompanied by emotive screen visuals. This is simply the best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world.

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Somewhere in Time: An Audience with Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe Sat 10 Jun 7:30pm Adult: £26/ Concession: £24.50/ Child: £22.50/ VIP Meet & Greet: £46 Strictly’s favourite couple are back with a bang after their first successful UK Tour. Ian and Natalie have created an entire new show with specially choreographed routines of their favourite Ballroom and Latin dances. Audiences will be transported to a time of tradition and romance, and new music has also been developed to accompany the routines. The dance showcase spectacular will also feature stories, laughter, and a close-up look at the lives of Ian and Natalie.


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Robert Mizzell and the Country Kings Fri 23 Jun 7:30pm All Seats: £20.00 Robert Mizzell has now made Ireland his home for over 20 years and is now one of the top Country Music Artists in Ireland and the UK, enjoying huge success all around the country. He has released 11 solo studio albums and 2 full length DVD’s and currently has his own tv show on Sky TV. Robert was voted ‘Ireland’s Favourite Country Music Singer’ in a poll conducted by RSVP magazine and some of his biggest hits to date include Say You Love Me, Louisiana Saturday Night and Wham Bam to name a small few and coupled with a super live show with his highly acclaimed band The Country Kings his debut tour of the UK is going to be special!

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The King Is Back Ben Portsmouth - The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist Thu 14 Sep 8pm Stalls A-H: £29.50 Other Seats: £27 Wheelchair: £25 Fans from all over the world declare Ben Portsmouth as the closest they have ever seen to Elvis Presley. On this night, you will see the live performance that left David Letterman at a loss for words exclaiming, “Oh my God, Oh my God!” when Ben headlined his show in February of 2013. Internationally renowned as one, if not The Best Elvis Tribute in the world today, Ben Portsmouth will bring his unique style, charisma and 10 piece band and will show audiences why he is regarded as the best in the business.


Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour Sat 9 Sep 7:00pm All Seats: £27.50 Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he’s performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for ‘Best Live Stand-Up Tour’ and been nominated for the Perrier Award. Now all that experience is being put to good use - you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show - this is the very best of Jimmy Carr. jimmycarr.com | @jimmycarr


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The Carpenters Story Sat 16 Sep 7:30pm Adult: £23.50 Concession: £22.50 The award-winning Carpenters Story celebrates the music of one of the most successful pop duos in music history, Richard & Karen Carpenter. Acclaimed international star Claire Furley remains unsurpassed in her uncanny representation of Karen Carpenter. Her stunning vocal harmonies, combined with state of the art video projection and lavish musical arrangements, will take you on an incredible journey through the uniqueness that truly was The Carpenters. Featuring all the timeless hits including (They Long To Be) Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, Yesterday Once More, Top of the World, Please Mr Postman, and many more! ‘A very accurate and faithful portrayal, I’m flattered! Richard Carpenter www.carpentersstory.com


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The Phoenix Youth Theatre present A Youth Production by Arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd.

Music By Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics By Charles Hart

19th – 21st September 2017 Tickets from £10

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The Phantom of the Opera

Stars of Irish Country Show

Tue 19 – Thu 21 Sep 7.30pm | Tickets from £10

Wed 4 Oct 7:30pm

The Award Winning Phoenix Youth Theatre return to the Theatre Royal to present the legendary musical The Phantom of the Opera.

Join 4 of Irelands favourite Country Stars all on one super show featuring the popular Mick Flavin, Louise Morrisey, Stephen Smyth and Frank McCaffrey who between them have scored countless accolades , notched up over 30 No 1 songs and have toured all over the world to packed houses . Each of the 4 stars will showcase all there trademark hit songs in the company of fantastic live Irish Country band ! This show is sure to be a sell out so early booking is advisable.

Featuring talent from some of the UK’s best Performing Arts Schools aged between 18-21 years and featuring a live professional orchestra this promises to be a spectacular show. Featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerising score which boasts classic songs including The Music of the Night, All I Ask of You and Masquerade. The Phoenix Youth Theatre presented this show at The Theatre Royal in 2013 to standing ovations and won the National Operatic and Dramatic Association’s Award for Best Youth Production of 2013 and this production promises to be bigger and better.

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Thank Abba For The Music Fri 6 Oct 7:30pm Adult £22 Concession £21 Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves! Thank ABBA For The Music is a two-hour theatre spectacular that captures all of the magic and excitement of one of pop history’s most successful and entertaining live bands. Featuring all of ABBA’s greatest hits, including Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take A Chance On Me, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Knowing Me Knowing You, Fernando, Super Trouper and many more! With stunning costumes, a 7-piece live band, interactive video projection, some tongue-in-cheek Swedish humour, and of course ABBA’s spectacular trademark harmonies - this is the ultimate feel-good party show! (ABBA and 70’s fancy dress optional…but encouraged!) ‘THE BIGGEST PARTY WITH THE UK’S BEST ABBA TRIBUTE’ The Sands Centre, Carlisle ‘YOU WERE AMAZING!’ The Sage Gateshead www.thankabbaforthemusic.co.uk


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The Haunting Sat 7 Oct Time: 8:00pm Tickets: £12 A real time production that will chill you to the bone. A young couple Mark & Stacey head off to a remote cottage in Wales for a well-deserved break with their young baby. The tension builds as the couple unfold the terror within the cottage as something does not want them there! The couple start to realise that things aren’t what they seem and there is something sinister trying to ruin their romantic weekend. Mark and Stacey are a REAL couple plunged into a terrifying ordeal! In a true British comedy style performance, the couple bicker through their evening of ghostly encounters…which makes the tension and scenario even more real to the audience!

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Vienna Festival Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty Sun 8 Oct Time: 5pm Adult: £20 Concession: £18 Child (up to 14 years): £14 Following the traditional tale of Sleeping Beauty and with a musical score by Tchaikovsky, this ballet is sure to entrance audiences of all ages. This breathtaking ballet is set in the magical world of a fairy kingdom where the King and Queen are celebrating the birth of their daughter, Princess Aurora. The Lilac fairy and her attendants have been invited to the Christening but the wicked fairy, Carabosse has been forgotten. Angered by this, Carabosse casts a spell on Aurora that on her sixteenth birthday she will prick her finger and die. The lilac fairy changes the spell so that Aurora will not die but will fall asleep for 100 years until a handsome Prince will awaken her with a kiss.


Pilkington Musical Theatre Company

Music by ALAN MENKEN

Lyrics by GLEN SLATER

Book by CHERI STEINKELLER & BILL STEINKELLER

Additional Book Material DOUGLAS CARTER BEANE Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture “Sister Act” Written by Joseph Howard

Thu 12th— Sat 14th 0ctober 2017 Thu 12th & Fri 13th Oct 7:30pm, Sat 14th Oct 2:00pm & 7:30pm Adult: £13.50

Child: £12.00

Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): £45:00 Following their recent successful productions of Addams Family, Acorn Antiques and, of course, last year’s sell-out production of Annie, P ilkington M usical Theatre Com pany are delighted to present Sister Act. When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. However Deloris wastes no time in using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir and breathe new life into the church and community. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing, hilarious comedy and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave you shouting for more. So come along and join the fun as Deloris brings Disco to the Convent —it

would be a sin not to! This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. On behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK


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Sleeping Beauty

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Sat 21 – Sun 29 Oct Various Times

OCTOBER

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Sat 21

1pm Glitter

5pm Glitter

Sun 22

1pm Glitter

5pm Glitter

Mon 23

1pm Sparkle

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Tue 24

1pm Sparkle

-

Wed 25

1pm Glitter

5pm Sparkle

Thu 26

1pm Glitter

5pm Sparkle

Sleeping Beauty telly the enchanting story of Princess Aurora who is cursed by the evil fairy Carabose. Aurora pricks her finger on a spinning wheel and is destined to slumber forever unless a handsome prince arrives to break the spell

Fri 27

1pm Glitter

5pm Sparkle

Sat 28

1pm Glitter

5pm Glitter

Sun 29

1pm Glitter

5pm Sparkle

GLITTER SHOWS

SPARKLE SHOWS

Golden Seats (Stalls Row A - G) Adult: £17/ Concession: £16/ Child: £15/ Family: £63

Golden Seats (Stalls Row A – G) Adult: £15/ Concession: £14/ Child: £13/ Family: £55

Standard Seats Adult: £15/ Concession: £14/ Child: £13/ Family: £55 Groups (20+): £11 per seat

Standard Seats Adult: £13/ Concession: £12/ Child: £11/ Family: £41 Groups (20+): £9 per seat

Tickets from JUST £11 With an all star cast to be announced, make your kids’ half term wishes come true with a trip to watch this wonderful tale.


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REGAL ENTERTAINMENTS LTD

The return of the HILARIOUS, critically acclaimed comedy play.

The Chicago Blues Brothers Sat 4 Nov 7:30pm Adult: £23/ Concession: £21.50/ Early Bird: £20 (when booked before 30/04/2017) Back with a Brand new production for 2017 with an all new elaborate stage set the Chicago Blues Brothers are taking you back to 1980 to finish the concert at the Palace ballroom hotel This show is a powerhouse two-hour song-fest with over 40 hits performed live on stage in the concert that never finished. Infectious, dazzling, riotous, exuberant and spirited, the legacy of Jake and Elwood has been jump-started for a new generation with an energy that’s impossible to resist. The Chicago Blues Brothers are on a mission once again – in a high-octane, on-stage party you can’t afford to miss.

Rollers at the ready! 21-25 Nov ‘17 Tickets from £17

The Salon Tue 21 – Sat 25 Nov Tue – Thu 7:30pm/ Fri 8pm/ Sat 2:30pm & 8pm Tickets from £17 Regal Entertainments are delighted to once again present the hilarious, critically acclaimed comedy play The Salon. Welcome to a beauty spot like no other. If you want perfect nails, a relaxing massage or that perfect perm then there are plenty of places to go, but if you want jealousy, bitchiness and gossip then this is the salon for you! Rollers at the ready! All-star cast to be announced shortly.


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REGAL ENTERTAINMENTS LTD PRESENTS

All Star Cast - TO BE ANNOUNCED

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Sat 2 Dec ‘17 – Sun 7 Jan ‘18 Tickets from £11 Groups (20+) from £10 Schools £9 per seat (1 in 15 go FREE) SPECIALISED PERFORMANCES Sat 16 Dec 10am Relaxed Performance Wed 3 Jan 2pm OAP Special (Buy 2 Get 1 Free) Heigh ho, heigh ho, to St Helens Theatre Royal we go as Regal Entertainments returns for Christmas 2017 with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - a fun filled show for the whole family. Complete with Magic Mirrors, Wicked Queens, poisoned apples, plus all the slapstick comedy capers you have come to know and love from all Regal Entertainments shows. Be sure to book early and enjoy one the world’s best fairy tale classics, this festive season. Watch out for an all-star cast announcement very soon…

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PERFORMANCE TIMES DECEMBER

Sat 2

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2pm

7pm

Sun 3 Mon 4 Tue 5 Wed 6 Thu 7 Fri 8 Sat 9 Sun 10 Mon 11 Tue 12 Wed 13 Thu 14 Fri 15 Sat 16 Sun 17 Tue 19 Wed 20 Thu 21 Fri 22 Sat 23 Sun 24

- 10am 10am 10am 10am 10am - - 10am 10am 10am - - 10am - - - - - - 10am

1pm 1pm 1pm - - - 2pm 1pm - - - - - 2pm 1pm - - - 2pm 2pm 1:30pm

5pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 5pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 7pm 5pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 7pm 7pm 5:30pm

Tue 26 Wed 27 Thu 28 Fri 29 Sat 30 Sun 31

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1pm 2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm

5pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 7pm -

2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm 1pm 2pm 1pm

6pm 7pm 5pm

JANUARY Mon 1 - Tue 2 - Wed 3 - Thu 4 - Fri 5 - Sat 6 - Sun 7 -


EVENTS DIARY 2017 03 04 10 11 12 26

FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB

The Illegal Eagles The Little Mix Experience The Country Legends Show A Vision of Elvis Seriously Dead Cirque Du Hilarious

03 04 05 10 11 18 24

MAR MAR MAR MAR MAR MAR MAR

Showaddywaddy King of Pop – The Legend Continues Vienna Festival Ballet – Cinderella That’ll Be The Day Wrestling Cilla and The Shades of the 60’s Jurassic Adventure

1 – 23 APR 25 APR

Beauty and the Beast Michael English and his Band in Concert

04 12 13 19 20 21 27

MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY

Patsy Cline and Friends Tribute Concert Miss Royal Beauty Lets Hang On Totally Tina Simon and Garfunkel Grumbleweeds Laughter Puppetry of the Penis

09 JUN 10 JUN

Johnny Cash Somewhere in Time: An Audience with Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe

23 JUN

Robert Mizzell and the Country Kings

03 AUG

Ball of Fire

09 14 16 19

SEP SEP SEP – 21 SEP

Jimmy Carr The King is Back The Carpenters Story Phantom of the Opera

04 OCT 06 OCT 07 OCT 08 OCT 12-14 OCT 21 – 29 OCT

Stars of Irish County Show Thank Abba For the Music The Haunting Vienna Festival Ballet: Sleeping Beauty Sister Act Sleeping Beauty

04 NOV

Chicago Blues Brothers

02 DEC – 07 JAN Snow White

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