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ENTERTAINMENT CANNOCK CHASE January - August 2018 at the PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE

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Total capacity 427

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WELCOME Can I please welcome you to another busy season of shows and concerts here at the Prince of Wales offering some of the very best in live entertainment. We really do try and promote a varied programme and I sincerely hope that this brochure demonstrates that. There is always a strong element of music in the programme and this season is no exception. Kicking off the concerts is a return visit by our old friends Talon who are with us for two nights this time. They are swiftly followed by Go West but then the list just keeps rolling with concerts by the Chicago Blues Brothers, the Definitive Elvis Experience, Legends of Country Music, Boogie Nights, The Drifters and Gilbert O’Sullivan to name but few. Cannock Chase district is blessed with some very strong amateur musical societies who perform here. Thanks to them you have opportunities to see Calamity Jane and West Side Story. Our own drama programme goes from strength to strength and this season Ambient Night Productions have chosen the comedy of the hit TV series, Are You Being Served. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank two groups of people without whom we simply couldn’t operate. Firstly, our loyal band of Front of House Volunteers who put in hours of support to the staff here and customers. Secondly your good selves! Without your continued support of live entertainment here in Cannock Chase there would be little point in opening the doors. So give yourselves a big clap and we look forward to welcoming you.

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 Nicki French Margaret Russon Margaret Taylor Katie Birch Kay Walker Abigail Kay

Richard Kay Theatre Manager

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DIARY - AT A GLANCE JANUARY Thu 11th to Sat 13th

TERRY PRATCHETT’S MORT

Fri 19th & Sat 20th

TALON

Thu 25th to Sun 28th

DICK WHITTINGTON

FEBRUARY

Sun 22nd

FIVE STAR SWING BAND

Tue 24th

GILBERT O’SULLIVAN

Wed 25th

BOB BROLLY

Thu 26th

SERIOUSLY DEAD

MAY Thu 3rd

JOE McELDERRY

Fri 4th

LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR

Sat 5th

ROLLING STONES STORY CALAMITY JANE

Thu 1st

GO WEST

Thu 8th & Fri 9th

FORBIDDEN NIGHTS

Wed 9th to Sat 12th

DEFINITIVE ELVIS EXPERIENCE

Wed 16th to Sat 19th

WEST SIDE STORY

Sun 11th Thu 15th & Fri 16th

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA & BLOOD BROTHERS

Thu 24th to Sat 26th

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

Sat 17th

LEGENDS OF AMERICAN COUNTRY

Sun 27th

THE MAGIC OF HOLLYWOOD

Sun 18th

SLAM WRESTLING

Thu 22nd to Sun 25th

PETER PAN

Wed 28th

PSYCHIC SALLY

MARCH Fri 9th

CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS

Sat 10th

EVERLY BROTHERS

Sun 11th

JUNE Fri 1st

WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Sat 2nd

MERSEY BEATLES

Fri 8th

BRINGING ON BACK THE 60’S

Wed 13th

DONNA TAGGART

Thu 14th

DEREK ACORAH

Fri 15th

FASTLOVE SISTER ACT

BOOGIE NIGHTS

Sat 16th & Sun 17th

Thu 15th & Fri 16th

CANNOCK’S GOTTA DANCE

Fri 22nd

CHUBBY BROWN

BEYOND THE BARRICADE

Fri 29th & Sat 30th

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Sat 17th Wed 21st

SCHOOLS IN HARMONY

Thu 22nd

MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM

JULY

Fri 23rd

LIONEL RICHIE SONGBOOK

Fri 6th

THE DRIFTERS

ME AND MY GIRL

Sat 14th & Sun 15th

M3 STUDIOS

Sat 21st

INTO THE SHADOWS

Mon 26th & Tue 27th

APRIL Tue 3rd

MILKSHAKE! LIVE

AUGUST

Thu 5th

POP DIVAS

Sat 4th

THE DREAMBOYS

Fri 6th

THE OPERA BOYS

Sat 7th

REAL DIAMOND

Mon 13th to Fri 24th Sat 25th

SUGAR SUMMER WORKSHOP SUGAR PERFORMANCE

Thu 19th & Fri 20th

ARE YOU BEING SERVED?

Thu 30th

SLAM WRESTLING

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JANUARY TOWER PLAYERS PRESENT

TERRY PRATCHETT’S MORT

TALON

Thursday 11th – Saturday 13th January 7.30pm

Friday 19th and Saturday 20th January 7.30pm

Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job. Having been assured that being dead is not compulsory, young Mortimer soon finds that romantic longings do not mix easily with the responsibilities of being Death's apprentice. Tower Players return, with a story from the comedic realm of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. It is a humorous tale that tackles classic themes of unrequited young love, the nature of mortality and the impulsive disruption of the entire history of the future. This is the second visit to Discworld for Tower Players, following their previous highly commended staging of Wyrd Sisters in 2012, and is the perfect gentle antidote to overindulgence on Christmas panto’s and carol concerts.

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Over the last two decades Talon have risen from humble beginnings to one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and the ‘20th Anniversary Tour’ will once again feature all those classic Eagles greatest hits from their timeless back catalogue including ‘Hotel California’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘One Of These Nights’, ‘Take It To The Limit’, ‘Desperado’, ‘Lyin’ Eyes’, ‘Life In The Fast Lane’ and many more. This world class seven-piece band are a phenomenon and have truly transcended the tag of ‘tribute’. They have become a brand name in their own right who are not only revered by their peers, respected by the music industry but dearly loved by their massive and expanding fan base that together have become a family. In the summer of 2016 Talon were nominated in seven different categories by the Agents Association of Great Britain at the National Tribute Music Awards. The ability of Talon to evolve and go from strength to strength in delivering bigger and better shows year on year continues once again.

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JANUARY

FEBRUARY

CANNOCK CHASE DRAMA PRESENT

DICK WHITTINGTON

GO WEST

Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th January

Thursday 1st February 7.30pm

Thursday 25th - 6.30pm, Friday 26th 7.30pm, Saturday 27th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 28th - 2.30pm

Dick Whittington tells the rags to riches tale of a young man on an exciting quest to seek his fortune in Old London Town. But will the evil Queen Rat thwart his plans or will Fairy Bowbells save the day? All will be revealed in this spectacular, magical, pantomime adventure! Featuring all the traditional ingredients from sensational songs to a live band, dazzling dance routines, fabulous costumes, breath-taking scenery and of course... bags of audience participation. Dick Whittington is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. Is this the best pantomime you will see this year? OH YES IT IS!

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Entertainers proudly presents for 2018, legendary 80’s icons Go West. This Brit Award winning band was formed in 1982 by Peter Cox and Richard Drummie, who went on to have huge commercial success and established themselves as one of the most successful singer/songwriter duos of the 80s. Six albums and 20 million sales later, Go West are stronger than ever. They have enjoyed numerous chart singles worldwide, notably 'King Of Wishful Thinking', the opening song in the hugely successful film 'Pretty Woman'. Performing all of their greatest hits including: We Close Our Eyes, Call Me, Faithful, King of Wishful Thinking and Don’t Look Down. Go West have played live around the world continuously since their inception and have truly earned their reputation as an outstanding and exciting live act.

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£26


FORBIDDEN NIGHTS

DEFINITIVE ELVIS EXPERIENCE

Thursday 8th & Friday 9th February 7.30pm

Sunday 11th February 7.30pm

Roll Up! Roll Up! Circus just got sexy® with Forbidden Nights giving you an evening to remember with thrills, fantasy and forbidden thoughts at every turn! Jam-packed with action from opener till finale, they will leave you on the edge of your seat! Indulge yourselves in a two-hour production as world-renowned circus artists perform heart-racing tricks in an electric fusion of daring routines, acrobatics and provocative choreography with the ultimate Forbidden Tease and a few men in uniform thrown in for good measure. Routines including aerial chains, fire acts, acrobatics & live musicians. Not forgetting the Forbidden’s side-splitting Comedy Compere who is as charming and risqué as the routines! Don't miss Forbidden Nights' Sexy Circus®!

Still growing 40 years after his untimely passing, the legend of Elvis Presley Continues to grow. “The Definitive Elvis Experience” is the most authentic live stage show produced to honour Elvis Presley’s legacy. For those who missed the opportunity to see Elvis Live on stage you will have Such a Night. The show encapsulates all Elvis’ eras, from the ’56 explosion that sky rocketed his dynamic career, through to his gospel roots, Hollywood years and ’68 comeback all the way through to the later iconic concert years

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FEBRUARY SPLIT MASK THEATRE PRESENTS

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LEGENDS OF AMERICAN COUNTRY

Thursday 15th and Friday 16th February 7.30pm

Saturday 17th February 7.30pm

Split Mask Theatre presents a double header with two uniquely interpreted performances of two very different plays. The Wonderful World of Dissocia is about a woman called Lisa who has lost ‘an hour’ and must head to a land called Dissocia (think a mature, gritty topsy turvy Wonderland) to retrieve it. Lisa will not be completely happy with herself until it is found but what does this hour really represent? Is there something different about Lisa? Our second offering is an original interpretation of the classic play version of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers. Set in the present day and with a localised setting, witness a mother who’s decisions to try and give her children the best life possible intertwine her twin boys Mickey and Eddie into a tragic fate. A tale of friendship, love, guilt, destiny and what it means to have nothing and to have everything in life is sure to elicit both warmth and sorrow in equal measure.

Following a sell-out UK tour in 2017 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 2018 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 3 fantastic singers in Rod McAuley Joe Moore and Tracey McAuley all backed by the superb Keltic Storm band and coupled with an authentic stage set that will transport you all the way to Nashville and back. One things for sure, if you like Country music, this is the only show in town!

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M3 STUDIOS PRESENTS

SLAM WRESTLING

PETER PAN

Sunday 18th February 2.30pm

Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th February Thursday 22nd - 7pm, Friday 23rd 7pm, Saturday 24th - 2.30pm & 7pm, Sunday 25th - 2.30pm & 7pm

SLAM Wrestling are back for an afternoon of epic action not to be missed! Hard hitting heavyweights square off against top rope high flyers who will risk it all. Get your foam hands waving and buckle up for a high impact fast paced live experience!

M3 Studios bring J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of Peter Pan to life. Follow the story as the children of the Darling family head off to Neverland with Peter Pan for a series of adventures with Captain Hook, the Lost Boys and a host of never to be forgotten characters. M3 is a leading performing arts school in the West Midlands who regularly perform their productions at the Prince of Wales to great acclaim.

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FEBRUARY

MARCH

PSYCHIC SALLY

CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS

Wednesday 28th February 7.30pm

Britain’s best-loved psychic takes to the road for a record-breaking tenth consecutive year to bring amazing moments and spooky insights to audiences in Cannock. Sally Morgan’s 2018 tour, “Kisses to Heaven”, builds on her years of experience as the UK’s most popular touring medium. Sally is back for her tenth year in front of live audiences sharing her remarkable gift in a show which is unique to every venue. She brings the dead to life with her trademark sense of fun and intrigue in an interactive stage show that will leave Prince of Wales audiences gobsmacked. Sally says: “Be ready for tears, laughter and a journey into the unknown. I am so looking forward to seeing my fans at Cannock for what will be an unforgettable evening for all.”

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Friday 9th March 7.30pm

Overflowing with heart and brimming with soul this award-winning spectacular is a highoctane, adrenaline-pumping musical that captures the sound, energy and persona that propelled the Blues Brothers film to a cult status. Direct from the UK with an all British cast this show has become the world’s favourite and most authentic tribute to the kings of cool. Its success is built around it’s pure entertainment value, featuring plenty of sing-alongs, audience interaction and participation. Hindle and Davey bring you in and make you feel part of the production – it’s just one big party and everyone’s invited to join in, you don’t just watch the show – you’re a part of it.

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EVERLY BROTHERS Saturday 10th March 7.30pm

The UKs No.1 tribute to the Everly Brothers, the Temple Brothers are real life brothers, their harmonies are unlike anything ever heard, truly not to be missed. With live acoustic guitars and flawless harmonies this is a truly impressive outing. All the hits are performed in the original keys that the Everly Brothers recorded in their early years, so you don’t lose any of that magic that the Everly’s created. Taking you on a walk back down memory lane with all the classic songs that you remember including 'Cathys Clown', 'Walk Right Back', 'Ebony Eyes', 'Bird Dog', 'Dream', 'Let It Be Me', 'Love Hurts', 'Devoted To You', 'Til I Kissed Ya', 'Wake Up Little Suzie', 'When Will I Be Loved’ plus many many more. Including special guest tributes to: Hank Marvin (The Shadows), Buddy Holly & Jerry Lee Lewis. This spectacular 2 hour tribute show is simply unrivalled anywhere.

BOOGIE NIGHTS HEATWAVE AND ODYSSEY Sunday 11th March 7.30pm

Return to the glory days of disco, funk and soul with real dance music legends and enjoy a sensational evening of live, nonstop, dancefloor anthems including ‘Boogie Nights’, ‘Going Back to My Roots’ and ‘Use It Up Wear It Out’. Heatwave present the definitive boogie night with spine-tingling falsettos on ‘Mind Blowing Decisions’, ‘Always and Forever’, ‘Gangsters of the Groove’, ‘The Groove Line’ and ‘Too Hot to Handle’. While direct from the Big Apple, Odyssey take us back to our roots with ‘Native New Yorker’, ‘Inside Out’ and ‘If You’re Looking for a Way Out’. Backed by the incredible SOS Live Band, prepare to use up and wear out the dancefloor one last time!

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MARCH CANNOCK’S GOTTA DANCE

BEYOND THE BARRICADE

Thursday 15th and Friday 16th March 7.00pm

Saturday 17th March 7.30pm

Once again over 15 schools from all over Cannock and Rugeley descend upon the stage for the 2018 Schools Gotta Dance shows. 400 young people will be participating in four nights of ballet, street, cheerleading, contemporary, jazz, and much more. The schools will be supported by local, young, talented singers.

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Beyond the Barricade has delighted audiences throughout the UK and mainland Europe for more than a decade, with its exciting concert portrayal of the greatest songs in musical theatre, all performed totally live! Recreating original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity, this cast of past principal performers from Les Misérables, present a blockbusting twohour show. Andy Reiss and David Fawcett devised Beyond the Barricade after appearing in the Manchester and London casts of Les Misérables. David played the lead role of Jean Valjean in both of these productions, and Andy played most of the male characters, including Enjolras and Valjean, and still remains the only person to take on the job of being the shows Resident Director, and perform in it at the same time. Also on stage is Katie Leeming, who joined Beyond the Barricade after playing the lead role of Eponine in the West End production of Les Misérables, and Rebecca Vere who played Cosette in Les Misérables.

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BALLET THEATRE UK PRESENTS

SCHOOLS IN HARMONY

MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM

Wednesday 21st March 7.30pm

Thursday 22nd March 7.30pm

Schools In Harmony is organised and presented by Cannock Lions and this will be the fifth consecutive year of the show here at the Prince of Wales. Schools In Harmony is a wonderful and inspiring evening of music and song from local school choirs from right across Cannock Chase District. This joint schools concert showcases the level and depth of local talent of youngsters who will be performing in a variety of musical styles and with differing musical backing.

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Join Ballet Theatre UK as we enter the enchanting and magical realm of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Following on from the company’s critically acclaimed production of Romeo and Juliet we present a ballet set to charm the whole family. Be transported to a fantastical world of dazzling dance, music and enchantment. Lovers, fairies, mischief and moonlight conspire in Shakespeare’s classic tale. Through the vision of Artistic Director, Christopher Moore, this innovative production gives the old tale a new life. With stunning original choreography set to the iconic Mendelssohn score and breath-taking costume you will be transported to the magical woodland of old where you will rediscovery the magical charm of this classic tale. Don’t miss your chance to see this spectacular ballet when it tours the UK Spring 2018, billed as a wonderful treat for young and old, lovers of dance, music and sheer theatrical magic.

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MARCH LIONEL RICHIE SONGBOOK

LOLLIPOP THEATRE ARTS PRESENTS

ME AND MY GIRL

Friday 23rd March 7.30pm

Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th March 7.30pm

Endorsed by Lionel Richie, this brand-new production features a stellar line-up of world class musicians including Talon's own Jonny Miller and the awesome talent of Malcolm Pitt as the voice of Lionel Richie in this high octane show which includes all the greatest hits ‘Easy’, ‘Say You Say Me’, ‘Stuck On You’, ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, ‘Three Times A Lady’, ‘Hello’, ‘All Night Long’ and many more. Following his recent TV appearances on the BBC’s Graham Norton Show and ITV's Sunday Night At The Palladium with the man himself, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breath-taking performance as the iconic Lionel Richie in this must-see theatre production.

Me and My Girl tells the story of an unapologetically unrefined cockney gentleman named Bill Snibson who learns that he is the 14th heir to the Earl of Hareford and is about to inherit wealth beyond his imagination. It is an hilariously funny musical with many twists and turns along the way. It has been a successful Broadway and West End production since its inception and introduced audiences to the shows iconic and much-loved songs such as 'The Lambeth Walk', 'The Sun Has Got His Hat On' and 'Leaning On A Lamppost'. Lollipop Theatre Arts is an action packed performing arts school working to advance the education in the performing arts amongst children and young people aged 6-18 years. It creates an environment where young people feel comfortable and learn through their positive experiences. LTA is constantly pushing the boundaries of youth theatre and always aims to cover new and interesting ground.

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APRIL MILKSHAKE! LIVE

THE MAGIC STORY BOOK

POP DIVAS

Tuesday 3rd April 12.00 & 3.30pm

Thursday 5th April 6.00pm

Starring Milkshake! favourites; Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake’s very own Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! Presenters, this all singing all dancing musical masterpiece will take audiences on a journey through the world’s favourite fairy tales. Set amongst Milkshake’s magical bookcase, this brand new live show is sure to amaze and delight! The Milkshake! cast will be singing songs and sharing stories that audience members, young and old, will know and love. * The Milkshake Live show will feature 2 Milkshake! Presenters. Jen, Derek, Kemi, Amy, Olivia, David and Sita may only appear at certain venues. © Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited 2017. All Rights Reserved. ©2017 DreamWorks Distribution Limited. All Rights Reserved. Bob the Builder™©2017 Hit Entertainment Limited and Keith Chapman. Fireman Sam™©2017 Prism Art & Design Limited. “Little Princess” derived from the television series by The Illuminated Film Company and based upon the books by Tony Ross (published by Andersen Press). © 2017 The Illuminated Film Company. All Rights Reserved. © CHF Pip! Plc 2013-2016, All Rights Reserved. © Wissper LTD. ©Winduna Enterprises Ltd. 2017. © 2017 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved

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The best songs from all your favourite female stars in one fabulous fun-packed show – that’s Pop Diva’s Live! Little Mix will cast some Black Magic, Katy Perry will Roar and of course Adele will be saying Hello as five enormously talented girls bring you up close and personal with the greatest pop performers of today. Meghan Trainor, Arianna Grande, Taylor Swift and Rihanna will all be dropping in to the biggest Pop Party ever so make sure you’re there! With dazzling choreography, state of the art videos and superb vocals, Pop Diva’s Live! is suitable for all ages and will leave you wanting more!

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£15

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APRIL THE OPERA BOYS

REAL DIAMOND

Friday 6th April 7.30pm

Saturday 7th April 7.30pm

The boys are back with a brand new show full of opera, classical, West End and crossover as well as their unique, unrivalled on-stage banter. Combining 4 big voices with 4 big personalities The Opera Boys deliver a fabulous show full of music and laughter! Operatic arias and classical favourites from ‘Nessun Dorma’ to ‘Time to say goodbye’ are mixed with showstoppers from Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera right through to Jersey Boys. The show also features brand new classical arrangements of modern day pop hits, all performed in The Opera Boys inimitable style. With beautiful vocal arrangements, spectacular close part harmony and a great line in humour, The Opera Boys have been delighting audiences all over the world with their unique show combining beautiful, powerful and emotional music with funny, engaging and light-hearted entertainment.

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Neil Diamond is now in his 50th year as a singer-songwriter superstar and John Hylton is in his 25th year as a professional Diamond tribute artist. Let’s all celebrate together as Real Diamond perform a “by request” tour. Just deliver your sealed envelope to the box office with that special request any time before show day telling us why that song is so special to you and remember to include your name and seat number.

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AMBIENT NIGHT PRESENTS

ARE YOU BEING SERVED? Thursday 19th and Friday 20th April 7.30pm

Lovers of double entendre, British humour and seekers of laughs look no further than this uproarious play based on the popular television comedy. When the motley crew of the Grace Brothers department store prepare for a sale of German goods and then depart for a staff holiday in Spain, they survive their stay in the tropics at a one-star establishment and their encounters with everything from a Spanish crumpet to randy revolutionaries with everything intact but their modesty. Contains scenes with mild sexual references. May not be suitable for young children

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FIVE STAR SWING BAND Sunday 22nd April 7.30pm

The unique Five Star Swing Band show – As featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre. Swing-along with songs from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz & Blues. "Superb - they swing like crazy!” says Sheila Tracy, BBC. As seen on BBC TV’s Children in Need, Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball & Blackpool Tower Ballroom. “Swing and Song of the highest order” – Telegraph. Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, and Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother), plus Tony Bennett’s trombonist!

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APRIL GILBERT O’SULLIVAN

BOB BROLLY

Tuesday 24th April 7.30pm

Wednesday 25th April 2.30pm

One of the industry's true legends, Gilbert O’Sullivan dominated the charts in the seventies and continues to enjoy success and acclaim to the present day. Enjoy every facet of his history in this new live show, including classics such as ‘Alone Again Naturally’, ‘Nothing Rhymed’, ‘Clair’, ‘Matrimony’ and ‘Get Down’ as well as songs from the forthcoming album. Gilbert and his 10-piece band are very much looking forward to going back out on the road!

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£29.50

Bob is no stranger to the Prince of Wales and certainly no stranger to live performance. He has performed all over the world including shows in Europe, America and even Australia with his band at the time, Calvary. These days he combines his love of Irish music with his passion for Country music, with his favourite artists being Rodney Crowell and Vince Gill. Bob is looking forward to being back at the Prince of Wales and meeting lots of friends and fans both new and old. Expect the very best in Irish and Country music. One thing’s for sure it’ll always be a great craic!

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MAY SERIOUSLY DEAD

JOE McELDERRY

Thursday 26th April 7.30pm

Thursday 3rd May 7.30pm

Starring: Crissy Rock (Benidorm and I’m a Celebrity), Tommy Cannon (Cannon and Ball), Billy Pearce, Leah Bell and Paul Dunn. The play tells the hilarious tale of Thelma Henderson (deceased) who cannot gain entry through The Pearly Gates as the system has gone digitalised and she has the incorrect paperwork. Thelma is told to wait by the scrapyard gates until the issue can be resolved but she finds herself a rather reluctant Guardian Angel watching over her school friend and the one true love of her life, Billy Blenkinsopp.

Following Joe McElderry’s UK tour playing the lead as Joseph in Bill Kenwright’s production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Joe received 5 star acclaim from entertainment critics and it has also been reported that Joe is in fact the best Joseph in the shows history. After releasing his 5th album – Saturday Night at the Movies with a successful tour in the Summer - Joe is now embarking on his own Acoustic show. Joe is excited to bring this brand new show to you with his easy wit and warm rapport that has endeared him to all ages from 5 to 95.

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MAY LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR

ROLLING STONES STORY

Friday 4th May 7.30pm

Saturday 5th May 7.30pm

Step back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared and feet didn't touch the floor. Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab yourself a milkshake and relax - you are in for an evening of back to back hits from the 1950s and 60s! From the birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll through to the Beat Group sounds of the British invasion and beyond. The show is packed with over forty hits from the likes of Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Ronettes, Cliff Richard, Cilla Black and many more. Performed by a full live band, featuring some of the country's top musicians direct from the West End, this incredible show features excellent vocals, tight harmonies and an infectious sense of fun. Dancing in the aisles is strictly compulsory so bring your dancing shoes and let the good times roll!

The Rolling Stones were at the forefront of the British invasion of bands that conquered the US and ran neck and neck with The Beatles in the popularity stakes. The Stones musical legacy is up there with the very best and they’ve recorded some of the most phenomenal Rock ‘n’ Roll songs of all time – ‘Satisfaction’, ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’, ‘Not Fade Away’, ‘Honky Tonk Woman’, ‘Brown Sugar’, and ‘Start Me Up’ to name just a few. You can now relive all these classic hits in The Rolling Stones Story, a high energy concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll band. ‘Let’s Spend The Night Together’ in the company of Mick and the boys and you will experience a truly authentic Rolling Stones spectacle; complete with an awesome production, the finest musicians and the world’s No. 1 Mick Jagger lookalike in Paul Ashworth.

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CWAGMS PRESENT

CALAMITY JANE

ALDRIDGE MUSICAL COMEDY SOCIETY PRESENT

WEST SIDE STORY

Wednesday 9th to Saturday 12th May 7.30pm

Wednesday 16th to Saturday 19th May 7.30pm

Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw Music Society, CWAGMS, return to the Prince of Wales with the barn-storming musical Calamity Jane. Calamity Jane can outrun and outshoot any man in Deadwood. Hard, boastful and desperate to impress she travels to Chicago on the Deadwood Stage to recruit a star, Adelaid Adams. But things don’t go too well for Calamity as everyone in town favours the new girl and she struggles to keep her pride and jealousy in check. It takes her long-term enemy wild Bill Hickok to make her see sense and realise her secret love. Calamity Jane is full of well-known and wonderful songs including ‘The Black Hills of Dakota’, ‘The Deadwood Stage’ and ‘Just Blew In From The Windy City’ to name but a few. So saddle up your horses and come and join CWAGMS in this Whip-Crack-Away classic musical of Calamity Jane.

A musical in which a modern-day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the streets of Upper West Side, two rival gangs The Jets and the Puerto Rican immigrants known as The Sharks battle it out for control of the turf but the situation becomes complicated when a gang member falls in love with a rival’s sister. The tension builds between The Jets and The Sharks and they meet under a highway in Manhattan for a rumble which Maria desperately tries to stop. Tony suggests a fair fight but the rumble goes horribly wrong and tensions are at breaking point. Come and see this vibrant colourful show full of song and dance, comedy and drama.

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Earlybird £1 off before 1 Feb

£11.50 - £14.50

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£12

£15 Child £10

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MAY TOWER PLAYERS PRESENT

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

THE MAGIC OF HOLLYWOOD

Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th May 7.30pm

Sunday 27th May 7.30pm

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme. One of Christie’s darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end.

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£12

Lights, Camera.... Ballroom! Pasha Kovalev (from BBC TV's Strictly Come Dancing) returns with his brand new show "The Magic of Hollywood". This amazing new show will be jam packed with sequins, glitz and glamour as Pasha takes to the stage with his sensational dancers and they perform "Oscar worthy performances" all set to a Hollywood theme.... a night not to be missed.

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JUNE WUTHERING HEIGHTS THE MUSIC OF KATE BUSH

MERSEY BEATLES

Friday 1st June 7.30pm

Saturday 2nd June 7.30pm

Featuring the exceptional vocal expression of Rachel Sinetta and fully supported by an incredible band of five talented multi instrumentalists, The Rubber Band. “Wuthering Heights” the show, captures not only the magic of Kate Bush’s work from early albums such as the ‘The Kick Inside’ through to ‘Ariel’ but furthermore recreates the atmosphere and ethereal qualities which surround much of Kate's compositions. A show for all Kate Bush enthusiasts and to celebrate 40 years since the release of “The Kick Inside”, “Wuthering Heights” is the ultimate salute to the widely respected and revered Kate Bush.

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The Mersey Beatles return to Cannock once more! The Mersey Beatles have racked up over 350 performances at the Cavern Club where they are the resident band and have been voted the best Beatles tribute band by the British Beatles fan club. 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.

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£16

£23

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JUNE BRINGING ON BACK THE 60S

DONNA TAGGART

Friday 8th June 7.30pm

Wednesday 13th June 7.30pm

The hottest ticket in town has just arrived at your theatre. Bringing on Back the 60s starring New Amen Corner with their very special guests. This fast-moving show starring New Amen Corner is a must for lovers of 60s music. With its stunning multimedia presentation and special guest appearances from 60s icon Mike d’Abo and multi award winning Nancy Ann Lee “Little Miss Sixties”. The master-revivalists enjoy an unparalleled reputation that has grown through backing some of the biggest names of the sixties (Chris Farlowe, Peter Noone, Chris Montez, Mike Pender and many more) and also from the energy and authenticity of their own shows. Join us for a fantastic evening as they perform two hours of million selling hits from the most prolific decade in musical history that was the 1960s.

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Donna Taggart first came to prominence in 2011 when her acclaimed debut album ‘Celtic Lady Vol. 1’ was picked up by highly respected BBC Radio Ulster presenter Gerry Anderson. ‘Bright Blue Rose’ was the hit single from that first album and provided the platform for Donna to establish herself as one of the most popular wedding, hotel and concert performers in Ireland. A second album followed in 2013 (Celtic Lady Vol.2). This led to TV appearances on Ireland West Music TV Christmas show alongside the cream of musical talent in Ireland including Nathan Carter. In August 2016, Donna posted her recording ‘Jealous of the Angels’ on Facebook in remembrance of a family bereavement. The posting went viral and as of today, has had 82 million views. It went to number one on the Billboard Catalogue charts and iTunes and number one in Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, UK and Ireland. The song is becoming one of the top 50 downloaded songs for all genres in the USA alongside artists like Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Adele and Britney Spears.

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DEREK ACORAH

‘LOVE, LIFE, LAUGHTER’ TOUR

FASTLOVE

Thursday 14th June 7.30pm

Friday 15th June 7.30pm

Following his captivating appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, which saw a phenomenal run to the final, 2018 sees Britain’s best loved, and most entertaining, medium take to the stage across the UK and Europe with his all new ‘Love, Life, Laughter Tour’. A thoroughly modern medium whose appeal crosses the generations of young and old alike, he remains the forerunner in the field of paranormal and spiritual matters. Now comes your chance to experience just what makes Derek one of the foremost names in the world of Psychic phenomena, as well as a celebrity, author and accomplished live performer like no other.

Get ready for an unforgettable evening with a global superstar as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the all new production, Fastlove - A tribute to George Michael. The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems. From the Wham classics of the new pop revival to the chart-topping success of the eighties album Faith, plus the awesome tunes of the nineties and noughties. This is a spellbinding experience you don’t want to miss. You’ll be getting up (to get down) to all your favourite songs: ‘Careless Whisper’, ‘Freedom’, ‘Faith’, ‘Father Figure’, ‘Outside’, ‘Jesus To A Child’ and many more. Relive the passion, the flare, and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible concert sensation.

*Evening of mediumship are not scientifically proven and are presented for educational and entertainment purposes.

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£19.50

*Disclaimer: This show is not affiliated with or endorsed by George Michael or his estate.

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£22

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JUNE CHB SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS

SISTER ACT

CHUBBY BROWN

Saturday 16th June 7pm and Sunday 17th June 3.30pm

Friday 22nd June 7.30pm

CHB School of Performing Arts proudly presents the feel good musical Sister Act. Based on the 1992 film of the same name the musical is guaranteed to have you dancing in the aisles and raising your voices, performed by the amazingly talented CHB pupils. This family friendly musical will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step as we follow the adventures of the disco diva Delores Van Cartier and her escapades as her cover as a nun is blown! An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).

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£12

FOR TICKETS CALL 0845 017 0825

Roy Chubby Brown is back and he’s as naughty as ever. His choice of language and his politically incorrect jokes are all delivered with a cheeky grin and perfect comedy timing. His trademark flying helmet and goggles, coupled with his coat of many patches, make him instantly recognisable as the man who put the “F” in Alice, with his popular version of “that” song. Chubby Brown is a master of his craft and guarantees a regular supply of new jokes every time you see him. So if you’re not easily offended and want a good old fashioned laugh, book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

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JULY SEASONS THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Friday 29th June 7.30pm, Saturday 30th June 2pm & 7.30pm

Seymour Krelborn an orphan and a nerd, is taken in and given a job by Mr. Mushnik, the owner of a rundown florists on Skid Row in the seedy part of town. Seymour spends his time doing menial tasks and dreaming of the shop assistant, Audrey. One day, just after an eclipse of the sun, Seymour discovers a strange plant. He buys it and names it Audrey II. While caring for Audrey II, Seymour discovers the plant's rather unique appetite. The plant grows and grows, as does Seymour's infatuation for Audrey, but who will get her first? FEED ME!!!!

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THE DRIFTERS Friday 6 July 7.30pm

The Drifters are back on the road in the UK performing both the classic hits from the last six decades. There have been over 65 vocalists in the group’s incredible 59-year history and in this tour, the current line up pay homage to the former members of this line up, including icons such as Clyde McPhatter, Rudy Lewis, Ben E King, & Johnny Moore. Hits include ‘You’re More Than A Number’, ‘Come on Over to My Place’, ‘Up On The Roof’, ‘Under the Boardwalk’, ‘Kissin In The Back Row’, ‘On Broadway’, ‘Down On The Beach’, ‘Hello Happiness’ ‘Save The Last Dance For Me’ and many more, this a night not to be missed.

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£24

AvAILABLE FROM THE BOx OFFICE OR DIRECT FROM SEASONS ON 07510 830549

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JULY M3 STUDIOS

INTO THE SHADOWS

Saturday 14th 2pm & 7.30pm & Sunday 15th July 2pm & 7.30pm

Saturday 21st July 7.30pm

M3 Studios, a performing arts school located in the West Midlands is very proud to present it's summer showcase. These performances will highlight students from all branches and classes, displaying various numbers from popular musicals and plays to create a magical collaboration. It promises to wow you with the immense talent provided by students from this school. Varying in age ranges from 3 - 18, these students are taught by West End professionals who have been in Jersey boys, Mamma Mia!, South Pacific and Harry Potter to name a few!

Into The Shadows recreate the wonderfully unique sound of The Shadows. Among their many hits were ‘Wonderful Land’, ‘Guitar tango’, ‘Frightened city’, ‘Dance On’, ‘FBI’, ‘Atlantis’ and ‘Man Of Mystery’. But their first number one ‘Apache’ is still recognised as being one of the most iconic instrumental records of all time. Also included in the show are many of the early Cliff and The Shadows vocal numbers but also expect a few surprises with some older favourites appearing in the set list. Into The Shadows are returning to the Prince of Wales for their fifth consecutive year so come along and relive and enjoy some wonderful memories from the magical 60s.

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AUGUST THE DREAMBOYS Saturday 4th August 7.30pm

The Dreamboys, the UK’s ultimate Magic Mike style show, are back and hotter than ever with a brand-new show and UK tour for 2018. The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK's top male strip show, perfect for a girl’s 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 girl’s night out in the UK, look no further than these incredible stripping hunks. An action packed 2-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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£28.50 ROWS A-E £23.50 ROWS F-x

SUGAR

SUMMER WORKSHOP Monday 13th to Friday 24th August 10am - 4pm

Ambient Night Productions and the Prince of Wales Theatre are teaming up once again to bring local youngsters the opportunity to perform this hilarious production. Based on the film “Some Like It Hot” starring Marilyn Monroe, Sugar tells the story of two unemployed musicians, Jerry and Joe, who witness a gang murder. In order to escape gangster Spats Palazzo and his henchmen, they dress as women and join an all-female band about to leave town for an engagement at a Miami Beach hotel. Complications arise when Joe, now known as Josephine, falls in love with beautiful band singer Sugar Kane; and Jerry, now known as Daphne, is pursued by an elderly millionaire. Total chaos erupts when Spats and his gang descend upon the hotel and realize who Josephine and Daphne really are.

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£120

SIBLINGS

£60

PERFORMANCE – SATURDAY 25TH 7.30PM TICKETS £8

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AUGUST SLAM WRESTLING Thursday 30th August 2.30pm

COMING SOON... AUTUMN 2018 T-REXTASY SHOWADDYWADDY JIMMY OSMOND – AMERICAN JUKEBOX RAYMOND FROGGATT

SLAM Wrestling are back with a red-hot summer show! This time we are bigger than ever as the whole show is set to take place inside the steel cage! The only way for the wrestlers to win is to climb the cage walls and escape over the top!

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HALFWAY TO PARADISE – THE BILLY FURY STORY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – UK BALLET FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS ABBAMANIA ELO EXPERIENCE BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY ROY ORBISON AND FRIENDS MAGIC OF MOTOWN

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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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Prince of Wales theatre guide January to August 2018  

The Prince of Wales theatre Cannock Chase has a packed programme of comedy, music, drama and dance from January to August 2018. Shows inclu...

Prince of Wales theatre guide January to August 2018  

The Prince of Wales theatre Cannock Chase has a packed programme of comedy, music, drama and dance from January to August 2018. Shows inclu...

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