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ENTERTAINMENT CANNOCK CHASE September - December 2017 at the PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE

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WELCOME Welcome to another busy season here at the Prince of Wales offering some of the very best in live entertainment. From musicals to comedy we really do try to provide a wide range of entertainment so there’s something for everybody. As usual musical concerts feature heavily in the programme and this autumn is no exception. We have some brand new artists with first time visits by tenor Russell Watson, The Whitney Houston Show, T-Rextasy, One Night of Rock and Voice of The Heart playing tribute to the Carpenters. We also welcome back some old friends including The Searchers, Dominic Kirwan, Showaddywaddy, Bay City Rollers and Raymond Froggatt to name a few. Our drama programme continues to grow especially are association with Ambient Night Productions who are performing the spine tingling Frankenstein following their success with Up Pompei. If you fancy a good laugh then Sir Ken Dodd will be joining us again. But we also welcome the comedy Queen of the Black Country, Doreen in her Rise of The Yam Yam show. But it is the autumn season so were busily getting ready for this years panto Snow White. No Christmas is complete without a visit to a pantomime and we are delighted to announce Anne Nolan will star in this years show. Finally can I thank you for your support over the years and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Many thanks to all our hard working staff and loyal band of front of house volunteers: Theatre Manager: Richard Kay Duty Managers: Sandra Conroy Lauren Draper Technical Manager: Andrew Kennerley Housekeepers: Lorraine Veste Chris Wheatley Technicians: Andrew Derry Mick Perry Kaye Hodson Martin Derry Andrew Jones-Mair Ian Collins Jordan Willetts Jake Jones Sam Hilditch Box Office Assistants: Val Cunningham Barbara Sutherland Katie Birch Jan Turner Catering Assistants: Kathleen Greensill Anne Till Margaret Russon Margaret Taylor Katie Birch Kay Walker Abigail Kay

Richard Kay Theatre Manager

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DIARY - AT A GLANCE SEPTEMBER Fri 1st

A NIGHT FOR SNAP

Sun 10th

THE SEARCHERS

Thu 14th

THE WHITNEY HOUSTON SHOW

Fri 15th

DOMINIC KIRWIN

Sat 16th

AND FINALLY... PHIL COLLINS

Thu 21st to Sat 23rd

CANNOCK CHASE CAMRA BEER FESTIVAL

Tue 26th

DODDY ON HIS TOD

Wed 27th

RUSSELL WATSON - SERENADE

Thu 28th

HEATHER SMALL

Fri 29th Sat 30th

Thu 26th

BAY CITY ROLLERS

Fri 27th

FOSTER AND ALLEN

Sat 28th

GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! NIGHT FEVER

NOVEMBER Wed 1st to Sat 4th Nov

STRICTLY WEST END

Thu 9th to Sat 11th

MADE IN DAGENHAM

Thu 16th Sat 18th

SEASON’S GREETINGS

ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN

Sun 19th to Mon 20th

DOREEN TIPTON

SHOWADDYWADDY

Tues 21st

NORTON CANES FLOWER CLUB

Thu 23rd

THE DREAMBOYS

Fri 24th

ONE NIGHT OF ROCK

OCTOBER Sun 1st

SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK

Sat 25th

ELO EXPERIENCE

Fri 6th to Sat 7th

CLASS 1 DANCE

Sun 26th

VOICE OF THE HEART

Wed 29th

Sun 8th

CHARITY COMEDY NIGHT

CANNOCK & DISTRICT SCHOOLS GOTTA SING 2017

Wed 11th to Thu 12th

FRANKENSTEIN

Thu 30th

QUO EXPERIENCE

Fri 13th

BLACK COUNTRY NIGHT OUT

Sun 15th

DANCING DREAMS

DECEMBER

Wed 18th

KINGSMEAD SCHOOL FESTIVAL OF ACHIEVEMENT

Thu 19th Fri 20th

Fri 1st

WHAT THE FLOYD?

Wed 6th to Sat 9th

CWAGMS SLEEPING BEAUTY

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BACK THE YEARS BLUES BAND

Mon 11th

CCHS

Sat 21st

BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY

Wed 13th

NUTCRACKER BALLET

Sun 22nd

T-REXTASY

Thu 14th

THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN

Mon 23rd

DICK AND DOM

Fri 15th

ROY ORBISON AND FRIENDS

Tue 24th

RAYMOND FROGGATT

Sat 16th

MERSEY BEATLES

Wed 25th

WRESTLING

Fri 22nd to Sat 30th

SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DRAWFS

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SEPTEMBER A NIGHT FOR SNAP

THE SEARCHERS

Friday 1st September 7.30pm

Sunday 10th September 7.30pm

Three of the best local bands Marquis Drive, Bloke and the Todfather come together for one night only to raise money for Cannocks SNAP (Special Needs Adventure Playground). All of these bands are well known in the Cannock Chase area and beyond and this triple header is a must for music fans. Rock, jig and swagger all for a tenner!

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£10

John McNally Frank Allen Spencer James Scott Ottaway The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room. They have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. With total record sales well in excess of 50 million, The Searchers still have great appeal to audiences of all ages. They tour the globe as much today as they have done throughout a fantastic career spanning 5 decades. Their special ‘solo’ concert is a highly entertaining show and has been enthusiastically and warmly received throughout the world. Combined with anecdotes and reminiscences, this fully selfcontained concert includes all their famous hits, plus many album recordings, B-sides and a selection of other collector and well known favourites.

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£21

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SEPTEMBER THE WHITNEY HOUSTON SHOW Thursday 14th September 7.30pm

For accomplished South African songstress Belinda Davids, starring in The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show is the culmination of a life-long connection with the superstar to whom she pays homage. In 2013 Davids beat almost 15,000 other hopefuls to take on the dream role and it was her own eternal love of Houston that prepared her for the show. Exposed mainly to R&B and gospel as a child, Davids was innately drawn to Houston’s musical style. Singing professionally from her early teens, Houston songs became a fixture in Davids’ live shows. “I think I’ve sung at least one Houston track in almost every live show I’ve ever performed,” says Davids. Though she eventually carved out a successful career as a chart-topping solo artist and a session vocalist for such artists as The Temptations, Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole, Monica and Johnny Gill, in her earlier days Davids encountered resistance from many industry professionals who were unsure how to work with her because she looked and sounded so exactly alike Houston. Now representing her idol on stage, Davids feels destined: “I’ve essentially prepared my whole life for this show and I feel privileged to be able to honour Whitney in such a way.”

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£25

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DOMINIC KIRWAN Friday 15th September 7.30pm

Dominic Kirwan hits the road again in 2017 with a brand new show. Accompanying Dominic on the 2017 tour will be Lisa Stanley, one of Ireland’s top female vocalists and star of TV Channel 389 Keep It Country’s…”The Lisa Stanley Show.” Dominic and Lisa bring their own inimitable style to the vast and rich musical heritage of their homeland. Mixed with the unique quality as versatile entertainers performing a selection of various musical styles, including, Pop, Country and Rock n Roll.

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£22

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SEPTEMBER AND FINALLY... PHIL COLLINS

CANNOCK CHASE CAMRA BEER FESTIVAL

Saturday 16th September 7.30pm

Thursday 21st - Saturday 23rd September Thurs 5-11pm • Friday 12-11pm Saturday 12-11pm

‘And Finally… Phil Collins’ are recognised throughout the industry as the market leaders and definitive Phil Collins & Genesis tribute show. Now, celebrating their ‘10th Anniversary’ year together, this truly amazing eleven piece band which includes the ‘And Finally Horns’ faithfully re-create all the classic hits from the Phil Collins and Genesis timeless back catalogue. In 2017 they present a brand-new show that is truly enhanced by new lighting, stage sets and world class musicians to get even closer to that immense Phil Collins production ensuring an exciting spectacle is totally guaranteed. As always the ‘two drummer’ line up remains an integral part of the act and once again the addition of a dedicated percussionist performing the Louis Conte role, has moved the ‘And Finally’ experience both musically and visually to a whole different league.

This is the 4th real ale, cider and perry festival organised by the Cannock Chase branch of CAMRA. Over 60 ales and 20 ciders and perries from throughout the UK will be available. There will also be live entertainment on the Friday and Saturday. Hot and cold snacks will be available on all days.

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NON CAMRA MEMBERS £3 SENIOR, STuDENT & ARMED FORCES £2 CAMRA MEMBERS £1


DODDY ON HIS TOD Tuesday 26th September 7.30pm

RUSSELL WATSON SERENADE Wednesday 27th September 7.30pm

S O LD A unique chance to see the Master of Mirth in a different kind of Ken Dodd Happiness Show. This is your chance to see Sir Ken talking about you – the audience and his career – and all other things bright and beautiful. Songs, laughter and whimsy and much more as we play tribute to one of the comedy greats!

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A very special evening with four-time Brit Classical Award winner Russell Watson, accompanied by his pianist and a guest choir. The world-renowned tenor will be performing songs from his new album True Stories, together with a selection of hits from his illustrious career. Russell Watson has sold more than 7 million albums and performed for Her Majesty The Queen, The Pope and two US Presidents. Captivating to watch and enchanting to listen to, Russell continues to wow audiences with his enigmatic and entertaining live performances. The New York Times described a recent performance thus: “He sings like Pavarotti, and entertains the audience like Sinatra”

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£40

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SEPTEMBER HEATHER SMALL Thursday 28th September 7.30pm

It’s 25 years since Heather Small, ‘The Voice & Face of M People’, burst onto the music scene. After over 11 million record sales plus Brit & Mercury Music awards, Heather Small is embarking on her nationwide ‘How Can I Love You More’ Tour, which will be a 25th Anniversary Celebration of the music of Heather Small & M People, featuring all the hits – ‘Moving On Up’, ‘One Night in Heaven”, ‘Search For A Hero’ and of course the anthemic ‘Proud’. She also has a new album due for release and is filming a documentary, so combined with her nationwide tour, 2017 will be a very busy year.

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£28

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ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN Friday 29th September 7.30pm

In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. Since then Gary Mullen and The Works have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sellout audiences. They have also rocked the prestigious BBC Proms In the Park in front of over 40,000 people. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will rock you!

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£20

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SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

SHOWADDYWADDY

SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK

Saturday 30th September 7.30pm

‘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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Sunday 1st October 7.30pm

Some Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart from street busker through to international superstar! Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time. The show includes all the massive hits from Rod’s incredible career, classic rockers like ‘Maggie May’, ‘Baby Jane’ and ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy’ through to big ballads such as ‘Sailing’, ‘You’re In My Heart’, and ‘Tonight’s The Night’ as well as favourites from his days with the Faces such as ‘Stay With Me’ and ‘Twistin The Night Away’ and timeless Motown tunes from the album Soul book. "I've seen some Rods in my time but Paul is the best one I've ever seen." Don Stewart, (Rod Stewart’s brother).

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CLASS 1 DANCE Friday 6th - Saturday 7th October 7pm

CHARITY COMEDY NIGHT Sunday 8th October 7.30pm

Class One Dance Academy has been established for over 20 years; opening in Hednesford in 1996 and now hold classes in Cannock. Their dancers start from as young as 18 months old and progress through the school to advance levels. Students have gone on to obtain scholarships and positions at some of the top performing arts schools in London and now work around the world as professional dancers. Performing arts is a big part of Class One, offering a mountain of opportunity for children, including annual shows, enabling children across the dance school to show case their talents. Dancers also take part in charity galas and regularly perform at high calibre events. Class One set out to attract the very best opportunities for their students. Including the team joining us here at the Prince of Wales to support BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing star Pasha Kovalev’s on his UK Tour.

Award-winning stand-up comedy comes to Cannock! Come and enjoy an evening of entertainment and laughter with four extremely talented comedians all in the name of a good cause! Headlined by incredible comedy magician Pete Firman, star of ITV's 'Saturday Night at the Palladium' among many, many others. Also appearing is searing comic mind David Longley whose towering stage presence and intensity, combined with his cutting wit have made him one of the most popular circuit comics in the UK. Joining them is the brilliantly wry and awardwinning comedian Chris Stokes, who has supported Milton Jones on several UK tours, He is also originally from Great Wyrley, which is more important than any of that other stuff... Holding the evening together is MC kiri Pritchard McLean, one of British comedy's fastest rising stars as seen. All proceeds to go to Holly Lane Nursery in aid of some much needed outdoor equipment for children aged birth to four.

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£18

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OCTOBER AMBIENT NIGHT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

FRANKENSTEIN Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th October 7.30pm

BLACK COUNTRY NIGHT OUT Friday 13th October 7.30pm

Dandy - The Empty Can - Ian ‘Sludge’ Lees Bev Pegg & introducing Jess Silk Ambient Night Productions return with this classic tale of horror and suspense that details the ill-fated experiments of young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to fathom the secrets of life and death. Purchasing cadavers from two unsavoury grave robbers, he gives life to a creature both hideous and touching— and so physically powerful and mentally twisted that he soon brings death or destruction to all who stand in his way. This horrifying and sometimes heart-breaking play blends moments of brooding terror and sudden shock with questions of morality and the dangers of unrestrained scientific inquiry. Contains scenes of horror that may not be suitable for young children. Parental discretion advised.

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A Black Country Night Out is one of the longest running shows in the Midlands, over the years it has starred some of the truly great local entertainers such as Aynuk & Ayli, Tommy Mundon, Dolly Allen and Giggetty. This tradition has continued over the years as the show has played to packed houses all over the region and in 2017 the tradition continues with a show full of fabulously talented entertainers from the Black Country. Show regulars ‘Dandy’ are one of the most sought after comedy acts. Husband and wife Alan and Glyn are always right on the button with their constantly refreshed routines. It is a great pleasure to welcome the band behind the Black Country Anthem….The Empty Can who have performed all over the world but have their hearts firmly in the Black Country. The Black Country Night Out is back…packed to the rim with music, mirth and merriment!!

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DANCING DREAMS

KINGSMEAD SCHOOL FESTIVAL OF ACHIEVEMENT

Sunday 15th October 2.00pm

Wednesday 18th October 7.30pm

STUDIO 5 PRESENT

Studio 5 Stage school proudly presents the 2017 Show "Dancing Dreams". From Tiny Tots to Adults, pupils will be performing a dance spectacular with plenty of entertainment, dazzling costumes and outstanding talent. Studio 5 are a long established dance school who regularly provide the dancers for the Prince of Wales professional pantomime. Come and watch a great family show.

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Each year Kingsmead School in Hednesford, hosts its Festival of Achievement at the Prince of Wales Theatre. This is an event organised by the school and an evening which is very much looked forward to. The Festival is an opportunity to acknowledge and reward students, who have been nominated by their teachers in recognition of achievement within curriculum subjects, specialist areas and community activities. The highly anticipated event is attended by the Headteacher, Sta and Governors, students and their families.

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OCTOBER ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BACK THE YEARS

BLUES BAND

Thursday 19th October 7.30pm

Friday 20th October 7.30pm

Rock 'n' Roll Back the Years stars the legendary DJ and broadcaster David Hamilton, who began his career in 1959 and has hosted more than 12,000 radio shows and over 1,000 TV shows. David has handpicked an amazing band of musicians, The Fugitives and the sensational Tiffany Girls to accompany him on a nationwide tour of his two-hour show that will transport the audience back to the time of beehives, miniskirts and hot pants. During his illustrious career David has worked with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison, Cliff Richard, P J Proby, David Cassidy and a whole host of other major artists. The show is laced with David's little nuggets of information that could only be gained by someone who was actually there at this incredible time in popular music history. David will tell the stories behind the classic songs that we all know and love, while the musicians and singers storm through some of the greatest songs of the era.

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£21

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2017 sees The Blues Band Celebrate their 38th year together. Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Tom McGuinness, Rob Townsend and Gary Fletcher. Many of the Blues Band’s 21st century fans weren’t even born when these five virtuosos, already music industry veterans, decided to fly in the face of musical fashion in 1979 and form a band ‘just to play the blues’. No one could have predicted that, 36 years on, they’d still be dazzling audiences with their showmanship and virtuosity. About 20 albums and thousands of gigs later, they’ve earned a reputation around the world as one of the finest exponents of the blues tradition in all its forms. With this line-up, it’s hardly surprising.

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£25


BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY

T-REXTASY

Saturday 21st October 7.30pm

Sunday 22nd October 8.00pm

Celebrating the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Come and experience the iconic sound of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons authentically recreated by a phenomenal cast and a fantastic live band. ‘Oh what a night’ awaits for all music fans… during the 60s and 70s No.1 hits ‘Sherry’, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), ‘Walk Like a Man’, ‘Rag Doll’ and ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ saw the Four Seasons and lead singer Frankie Valli propelled into super stardom. Selling an incredible 100 million records worldwide, there’s a Four Seasons song that shares a special place in everyone’s heart. It showcases Frankie’s incredible falsettos, and features solo hits that range from the exuberant – the rock’n’roll nostalgia of Grease, to the spine-tingling – show-stealers such as ‘My Eyes Adored You’… Drawing from a repertoire that includes ‘Let’s Hang On’, ‘Working My Way Back to You’, ‘Beggin’, ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’, ‘Who Loves You’, you’re never more than a song away from another classic hit.

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T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex. They have become widely accepted as the world’s only official tribute show dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc’s family, estate and catalogue management, not to mention original members of T.Rex. The band has been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’. This year T.rextasy are celebrating Marc’s life and works with a very special commemorative tour. Truly a rock’n’roll concert for all ages - If you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you!

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£21.50

£23

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OCTOBER DICK AND DOM

RAYMOND FROGGATT

Monday 23rd October 11am & 2pm

Tuesday 24th October 7.30pm

The quadruple BAFTA winners celebrate 20 years as a double act! The duo has built a diverse portfolio of programming over 20 years of being a double act across different genres including the double BAFTA winning Dick & Dom in Da Bungalow, Diddy Movies, Diddy TV, Splatalot and The Legend of Dick and Dom (which received BAFTA nominations for all three series). Their science entertainment show Absolute Genius which they won the BAFTA for best presenters is now filming it’s fifth series. In 2011 they received critical acclaim for their roles in feature film Horrid Henry: The Movie. They have headlined Butlins twice with an 80 date sell out tour and in 2013 they trod the boards to rave reviews in the West End starring as King Arthur and Patsy in Monty Python’s Spamalot. Last year they starred in the World’s Biggest Panto, Cinderella alongside Paul O’ Grady and Bradley Walsh at the Barclaycard Arena.

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£12

Raymond Froggatt is a stalwart of the music industry, and having spent 50 years treading the boards, writing and singing songs that have been covered by so many other artists. Song writer for Sir Cliff Richards for ten years, the Dave Clark Five covered one of Froggies compositions back in the day, and had a massive hit record. There are not many artists that Froggie has not written for or recorded with, but to name a couple, the legendary Isaac Hayes, the now knighted Sir Elton John. Froggie counts among his many friends, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, friends since childhood, they grew up just around the corner from each other and were, in and out of each other’s homes, a friendship which endures today. Raymond has released another album of songs to coincide with this new tour.

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WRESTLING

BAY CITY ROLLERS

Wednesday 25th October 7.30pm

Thursday 26th October 7.30pm

SLAM Wrestling return for another evening of action packed Professional Wrestling! After the success of recent sell out shows at the Prince of Wales SLAM Wrestling are keen to turn up the volume on this family fun spectacular.... This time the tag team championship belts are set to be defended in a three team ladder match. The objective is to retrieve the belt suspended high above the ring by climbing the ladder but what goes up usually comes down!

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‘The Legendary Bay City Rollers! - The Story of The Bay City Rollers’ is a brand new show that has been taking UK theatres by storm and is now set to continue its run into 2017/18. Starring Les McKeown, the voice on all the Bay City Roller Hits, it tells the story of how ‘five ordinary guys from Edinburgh became a worldwide pop sensation!’ Join Les on a nostalgic ride back to when the world turned tartan in the mid 70’s and re-live those teenage wonder years as he recounts story’s behind the Rollers dramatic rise to fame and fortune. Les and his fantastic 4 piece band ‘The Legendary Bay City Rollers’ perform songs that influenced the original group as they were forging there way in the music business, as well as all the Roller hits including ‘Bye Bye Baby’, ‘Summer Love Sensation’, ‘I Only Want To Be With You’ and ‘Shang A Lang’ to name just a few!

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£22.50

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OCTOBER FOSTER AND ALLEN

GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! NIGHT FEVER

Friday 27th October 7.30pm

Saturday 28th October 7.30pm

International recording artists Foster & Allen are bringing their Golden Years Tour to the UK this October and November. Celebrating over 40 years together in the music business they will be performing a string of their biggest hits including ‘Bunch of Thyme’, ‘Maggie’, ‘After All These Years’, ‘I Will Love You All My Life’ and 'Old Flames'. They will also be performing their latest single Mrs. Brown’s Boys as well as recordings from their New Top 40 selling CD The Gold Collection including ‘Galway Girl’, ‘The Fly’ and many more. Foster & Allen’s style and easy listening sound remains as fresh and exciting as ever and they really enjoy the business they are in, especially the live concerts. The unique Foster & Allen sound will be with us for many years to come!

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£22

The Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Night Fever show returns to the Prince of Wales. Bee Gees Fever and Bootleg Abba are two of the finest tribute acts in the UK and have performed in No.1 venues all over the country. You get the opportunity to hear the greatest hits from two of the world’s most iconic groups, Abba and the Bee Gees. You’ll be singing and dancing in the aisles to ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Night Fever’, ’Tragedy’ and many more.

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NOVEMBER BROWNHILL MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

STRICTLY WEST END Wednesday 1st - Saturday 4th November 7.30pm Matinee Saturday 2.30pm

Brownhills Musical Theatre Company return to the Prince of Wales following their critically acclaimed production of 9 To 5. Strictly West End is a glittering West End spectacular of what’s cheerful, what’s tearful, what’s hot and what’s not. This non-stop show travels through a journey of optimism, insecurity, laughter, celebration, despair and triumph. An everyday story of theatre folk!

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BACKSTREET THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

MADE IN DAGENHAM Thursday 9th - Saturday 11th November 7.30pm

The much acclaimed Backstreet Theatre Company return following their sell out success of Rock of Ages. A story that's set in the heart of the Ford manufacturing plant, Made in Dagenham is the show that shows that if you stand up for what is good, true and honest anything is possible. Featuring toe tapping music by David Arnold and heart-warming lyrics by Richard Thomas this production will take you back to 1968 when a group of ordinary working women changed the world forever.

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£15

£14 WED & SAT MATINEE, £16 THuR - SAT

tickets & info 01543 578 762


NOVEMBER ST LUKES

SEASON’S GREETINGS

DOREEN TIPTON

Thursday 16th - Saturday 18th November 7.30pm

Sunday 19th & Monday 20th November 7.30pm

It’s Christmas and family preparations are in full swing at Neville and Belinda’s. The children are unseen, but their presence is felt and indeed seems duplicated in the adults’ behaviour! The thing about Christmas is that people who may not actually like each other are forced into close proximity and have to pretend to be chummy and full of benevolent yuletide cheer if only for the sake of the kids. Add large quantities of alcohol and you have a reliable recipe for disaster. Petty and not so petty squabbles break out as family relationships are explored in this classic Ayckbourn bitter sweet comedy drama.

It’s been a big year for Doreen. Voted Midlands Entertainment Personality of the Year by What’s On readers, and then crowned Best Newcomer at the recent Great British Panto Awards in London, Doreen now returns to unveil her brandnew live show RISE OF THE YAM-YAM. In a unique mixture of hilarious stand-up, sit-down, video surprises and unforgettable music, the Comedy Queen of the Black Country sets out to challenge Darwin with her very own Theory of Evolution. Book early – last year’s ‘Grand Night Out’ tour was a complete sell-out. NOTE: This show contains adult humour and occasional strong language. Recommended for 16+

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£10

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£15


NORTON CANES FLOWER CLUB

THE DREAMBOYS

Tuesday 21st November 7.30pm

Thursday 23rd November 7.30pm

Ian Lloyd from Wilmslow in Cheshire is no ordinary florist or just a flower arranger, Ian has recently been voted one of the country’s top 10 florists by The Independent newspaper and his exceptional wedding work has been featured in many national magazines and on television. Ian has demonstrated in 16 countries from the USA to Japan. To quote Ian “we don’t just sell flowers, we sell emotions”. This is Ian’s second visit to us at The Prince of Wales Centre so I know we will have a fantastic evening, please come and join us!

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£8

The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK's top male strip show, perfect for a girls night out with all your friends. Their showcase is unquestionably the most famous male stripper act the UK has ever produced. With special guest appearances on some of the UK's biggest TV shows such as The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, Celebrity Big Brother, Loose Women, This Morning, Geordie Shore and The Only Way Is Essex, plus massive sold out worldwide tours, it's no wonder The Dreamboys have earned themselves the title of the only male strip group in history to have celebrity status. If you're looking for the very best girls night out in the UK, look no further than these incredible stripping hunks. An action packed two hour show from start to finish, these boys will literally have you begging for more. This is one action packed show full of Music, Muscle, Magic and Mayhem that will leave you breathless which you simply cannot afford to miss.

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£27.50 Rows A-E £22.50 Rows E-x

tickets & info 01543 578 762


NOVEMBER ONE NIGHT OF ROCK

ELO EXPERIENCE

Friday 24th November 7.30pm

Saturday 25th November 7.30pm

Pick up your air guitars as One Night of Rock is coming to town with 48 of the greatest rock hits, that will have you singing and head bopping the night away. One Night of Rock is the perfect combination for all of you rock and musical enthusiasts. Bringing a whole new punch to the theatre world that the UK can’t get enough of. This all-new audio-visual rock experience features a live rock band exploding with energy and electrifying laser show that your eyes and ears just won’t believe. Non-stop foot stomping and chorus-singing anthems from Guns N’ Roses, The Who, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Queen, Meat Loaf, Dire Straits, Status Quo, Muse, Kiss and many more. Are you ready to rock Cannock as One Night of Rock is coming for you!!!

The legacy left by Jeff Lynne & The Electric Light Orchestra barely needs any introduction – suffice to say that between 1972 and 1986 they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet! '10538 Overture', ‘Evil Woman', 'Living Thing', 'Diary of Horace Wimp', ‘Don't Bring Me Down’ and of course 'Mr Blue Sky' went on to become the soundtrack of our lives. In 2016 Jeff Lynne’s ELO came back to prominence with the release of a brand new album - Alone In The Universe and a UK and world tour. The ELO Experience 2017 tour will include new material from the new album and many songs from the Out of The Blue album to celebrate its 40th Birthday year. The ELO Experience are the world's foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. With a sensational string section, a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience, why not come along and enjoy this incredible show which accurately reproduces the songs and sounds and takes you on a magical musical journey through time.

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£23

£21

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CANNOCK & DISTRICT SCHOOLS

VOICE OF THE HEART

GOTTA SING 2017

Sunday 26th November 7.30pm

Wednesday 29th November 7.30pm

‘Yesterday Once More’, ‘Goodbye To Love’, ‘Close To You’, ‘Only Yesterday’ all the hits that every Carpenters fan adores. Plus great medleys put together from their many album tracks, songs that link together from The Beatles – ‘Mr Postman’, ‘Ticket To Ride’ and ‘Help’, a superb Bacharach and David medley featuring renditions of ‘Do You Know The Way To San Jose’, ‘Always Something There To Remind Me’, to name but two of these timeless classics. A Carpenters country medley with ‘Top Of The World’, ‘Sweet Sweet Smile’, and ‘Jambalaya’ is in great contrast to the sad and perhaps most popular songs on her last and most poignant album Voice Of The Heart. With superb vocals from Carole Gordon and outstanding talent from the brilliant Blue Jeans Band & Singers it will be a “sparkling” night to remember.

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Stafford Sports and Performance Academy present Gotta Sing following their sold out success with Gotta Dance. A variety of school choirs, from across the Cannock district, will be performing a number of songs and also be joined by talented local singers including Youtube Sensation Sam Hollyman.

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£11

£20

tickets & info 01543 578 762


NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

QUO EXPERIENCE

WHAT THE FLOYD?

Thursday 30th November 7.30pm

Friday 1st December 7.30pm

After the very sad and tragic death of our 'lifetime' hero, Rick Parfitt, life will never be the same for hundreds of thousands of Quo fans around the world. ‘The Quo Experience' is a band with an impressively experienced line-up including Shaun Michaels (as Francis Rossi) and Dave Crawte (as Rick Parfitt). The Quo Experience also features Graham Partridge on keyboard, Alex Bayo on drums and Brian ‘Brino’ Smith on bass. The magic and chemistry that the Parfitt/Rossi partnership brought to a Quo 'live' performance, along with the incredible energy that Rick added to the show, is being continued within The Quo Experience. Consequently, for both the loyal Quo fans who have been addicted to seeing the true Status Quo 'live' for the past 50yrs, along with those unlucky people who never managed to get around to experiencing the exhilaration of a Quo performance with both Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi on stage, this is your chance to continue or start getting your fix!

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£20

£18

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What the Floyd? are the brainchild of Australian guitarist and Pink Floyd authority Daniel Bowles. No regular "tribute act", the band has a reputation for a uniquely energetic and accurate recreation of the Floyd sound. Using high technology and a blazing light show, their current set is based on the legendary 1994 P.U.L.S.E. tour. It features all the hits, and a few rarities, including ‘Another Brick in the Wall’, ‘Money’, ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’, ‘Wish You Were Here’ and ‘Comfortably Numb’. Contains strobes and other extreme lighting effects.

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£16


CWAGMS

SLEEPING BEAUTY Wednesday 6th Saturday 9th December 7.30pm (Saturday Matinee 2.30pm)

Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw Music Society return for their annual Christmas production. This years show is the enchanting story of Sleeping Beauty. Will the beautiful Princess be woken by her handsome Prince and live happily ever after. All will be revealed in this colourful and vibrant pantomime that will be full of wonderful music, sets, costumes and plenty of audience participation.

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ÂŁ11.50 - ÂŁ14.50

CANNOCK CHASE HIGH SCHOOL Monday 11th December 7.30pm

Cannock Chase High School presents an evening of music, drama and dance to get you into the festive spirit. This annual and highly successful event provides an entertaining and memorable occasion with a wide range of individual and ensemble performances. A great opportunity for students to showcase the creative talent at the school.

Tickets available from Miss Gilpin 01543 502450

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DECEMBER NUTCRACKER BALLET

MAGIC OF MOTOWN

Wednesday 13th December 7.30pm

Thursday 14th December 7.30pm

One of Tchaikovsky’s most famous compositions and a popular Christmas ballet presentation, The Nutcracker, will be brought to life by Ballet Theatre UK, Christmas 2017. The Nutcracker ballet recounts the adventures of a young girl Clara the night before Christmas. When Clara falls asleep with her Nutcracker, an army of mice attack her toys and the Nutcracker. On her journey she sees magical Snowflakes, dancing dolls and a Christmas tree that reaches the sky. This opulent new production promises everything you love about The Nutcracker, brighter and more splendid than ever before. Tchaikovsky's most loved and unforgettable musical score combines with magical choreography, exquisite costumes and breathtaking scenery that together creates an atmosphere of fantasy and illusion.

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£18, £16

£10

Celebrating the sound of a generation. Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a 1 million people all over the world and recently performed for the Royal Variety Performance 2016. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and many more are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band. Book your tickets now and Reach Out for The Magic of Motown!

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ROY ORBISON & FRIENDS Friday 15th December 7.30pm

Barry Steele is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading vocalists playing homage to legend Roy Orbison. He has stunned audiences across the globe with his uncanny similarity and ability to authentically revive the exquisite toe-tapping sound of this music giant. Barry Steele is quite simply unmissable, as he takes you on this specially produced musical journey in time as he and his cast celebrate Christmas in a truly Orbison way. The production also features classic Christmas hits from the past all backed by a big screen and performed by phenomenally talented musicians and singers. This production really is very special, so come along and celebrate Christmas the Orbison way with us!

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MERSEY BEATLES Saturday 16th December 7.30pm

Voted the best Beatles tribute band by the British Beatles fan club, The Mersey Beatles have racked up over 350 performances at the Cavern Club where they are the resident band. Like the original fab Four, the Mersey Beatles are Liverpool born and bred. Their last performance at the Prince of Wales was a complete sell-out and saw standing ovations all round. Expect all the Beatles hits ranging from the Beatlemania era to Pepperland in full costumes. “There are a lot of Beatles tribute bands all over the world but the Mersey Beatles are the best I’ve heard” said John Lennon’s sister Julia Baird in 2008.

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£18

£21

tickets & info 01543 578 762


DECEMBER SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS Friday 22nd to Saturday 30th December Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th, Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th, Friday 29th & Saturday 30th: 2pm Saturday 23rd, Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th & Friday 29th: 6:30pm STARRING

ANN NOLAN FROM THE NOLAN SISTERS

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HOW TO FIND US Prince of Wales Theatre, Church Street, Cannock, Staffordshire WS11 1DE Tel: 01543 578 762

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Please Note The multi-storey car park is no longer available for Prince of Wales patrons after 6.30pm. Would you please use Beecroft Road car park which is accessible from Beecroft Road.

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