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ENTERTAINMENT CANNOCK CHASE JANUARY - JULY 2014 at the PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE

Box Office: 01543 578762 wlct.org/prince-of-wales


BOOK YOUR THEATRE TICKETS ONLINE ! We are delighted that you can now book seats for most shows at the Prince of Wales Centre online. Simply follow the steps below and you will be enjoying the very best in live entertainment in Cannock Chase. 1. Go to our website at boxoffice.wlct.org. 2. Browse through the range of shows on offer and click on the “Book Tickets” icon. 3. Choose your tickets and follow the payment instructions. 4. Sit back and wait for your tickets to hit the doormat. 5. Look forward to the day of your show.

BOX OFFICE AND TELEPHONE SALES IN PERSON Please don’t think we don’t want to see you any more at our box office or answer your phone enquiries, if you want that face to face contact with our box office team we will always be delighted to see you. BY PHONE Alternatively telephone us on 01543 578762 where our box office team will be happy to assist you with your booking or any other enquiries.

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Welcome to a brand new season of the very best in live entertainment here at the Prince of Wales Centre. We have tried to programme a lively mix of shows including some of the country’s best performers and some of the very best local arts societies here in Cannock Chase and beyond. The professional entertainments programme is, as usual, broad ranging and we very much have something for everyone from toddlers upwards. Local youngsters have the opportunity to see Sid’s Show (from CBeebies) followed by a visit from the Sooty Show. Musical concerts are always popular with our audiences and they are spoilt for choice this season. We are delighted to announce visits by Charlie Landsborough, Joe McElderry, The Drifters, The Fortunes, Gerry Marsden, The Indians and many more. If it’s classical music you want then don’t miss A Tale of Two Cellos starring Julian Lloyd Webber. If you fancy a good laugh then don’t miss our annual visit by Ken Dodd and later in the season Billy Pearce will be treading the boards. Add to all this a visit by Pasha and Katya from Strictly and you literally have the very best ENTERTAINMENT IN CANNOCK CHASE.

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Diary - Quick Glance

Welcome

Richard Kay Theatre Manager

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By phone: Call the Box Office on 01543 578762

In person: Prince of Wales Centre, Church Street, Cannock, Staffs. WS11 1DE

Web: wlct.org/cannock/theatre

princeofwales@wlct.org

How to pay:

STAGE

Cash, Visa, Mastercard and Switch accepted, Cheques/postal orders

Tiered Seating

- Seats 1-20

Reservations:

Stalls seating

- Seats 1-19

Tickets may be reserved but must be paid for within 7 days

Total Capacity 427

Booking fee: A ÂŁ2.00 charge will apply to all online and telephone bookings

Many thanks to all our hard working staff and loyal band of front of house volunteers: Centre Manager: Richard Kay Duty Officer: Sandra Conroy Alison Cox Technical Manager: Andrew Kennerley

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Housekeepers: Lorraine Veste Chris Wheatley Front of House Steward: Jim Gray-Davis

Technicians: Andrew Derry Mick Perry Tony Leighton Kaye Hodson Andrew Mair Martin Derry Charlotte Perry Ian Collins

Box Office Assistants: Barbara Sutherland Val Cunningham Lauren Walker Katie Birch

Catering: Kath Greensill Anne Till Margaret Russon Margaret Taylor Jessica Perry Adam Cunningham Katie Birch Lauren Walker Daniel Morton Yvonne Carter


Sat 18th & Sun 19th

ELITE SHOWCASE 15TH ANNIVERSARY

Wed 22nd

PRINCE OF WALES BRIDAL FAYRE

Sat 25th

KEN DODD

Wed 29th to BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Sat 1st Feb

GERRY ACROSS THE MERSEY

Mon 14th to CREATE YOUR PLAY Thu 17th WORKSHOP Thu 24th to Sat 26th

LIVINGSTON ACADEMY OF DANCE

Wed 30th

ROLL OUT THE BARREL

MAY Wed 7th to Sat 10th

SINGING IN THE RAIN

Fri 7th

SHERBROOK PRIMARY SCHOOL

Fri 14th

QUILL Sun 18th

THE BOHEMIANS

Fri 21st

THE FORTUNES PAST & PRESENT

Wed 21st

THE LITTLE MERMAID

Sat 22nd

SID’S SHOW

Fri 23rd

THE INDIANS

Fri 28th

BUDDY HOLLY ROCK AND ROLL PARTY

Sat 24th

BILLY PEARCE

Thu 29th

THE SOOTY SHOW

Sat 31st

THE BON JOVI EXPERIENCE

MARCH

Wed 14th to WHISTLE DOWN Sat 17th THE WIND

Fri 7th

51 SHADES OF MAGGIE

Thu 13th

A TALE OF TWO CELLOS

JUNE

Thu 27th

COLIN FRY

Thu 5th

JOE MCELDERRY

Sat 29th

INTO THE SHADOWS

Fri 6th

Sun 30th

CHARLIE LANDSBOROUGH

THE RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN SONGBOOK

Thu 12th

ABBAMANIA

Sat 14th

HALFWAY TO PARADISE

Fri 27th

STARS OF STRICTLY

APRIL Wed 2nd

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

Sat 5th

THE DRIFTERS IN CONCERT

Wed 9th

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FEBRUARY

Fri 11th

Diary - Quick Glance

JANUARY

JULY Sat 5th

GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! NIGHT FEVER

Mon 21st

CELEBRATING IN STYLE

SCHOOLS IN HARMONY

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JANUARY

Elite Academy of Performing Arts presents

ELITE SHOWCASE 15th ANNIVERSARY

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Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th • 11.00am & 4.00pm

Tickets £10.00, £8.00 Concessions

It’s been 15 wonderful years since Elite Academy of Performing Arts began teaching students the arts of dance and drama. This 2014 show is a great opportunity for their students, from toddlers to professionals, to showcase their talents to a live audience.

Katie’s Brides present

PRINCE OF WALES BRIDAL FAYRE Wednesday 22nd • 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Free entry

Absolutely everything you could need for your special day under one roof. Come and meet some of the region’s top suppliers in the industry with a catwalk show modelling men’s and women’s fashions for your big day. Contact 01543 450266 for more details.

KEN DODD Saturday 25th • 7.00pm

Tickets £20.00 The master of mirth returns to tickle you pink with his music hall brand of humour that has stood the test of time, indeed nearly 60 years. Ken is a national treasure who has played any theatre worth playing and comes to the Prince of Wales with his Happiness Show. So prepare to be discumknockerated (that’s Knotty Ash for over the moon) and enjoy a tattifelarius (fun-filled) evening with one of the finest comics that we have ever witnessed. And come prepared, it could be a long night...

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Wednesday 29th to Saturday 1st Feb • Wed 6.30pm, Thu, Fri & Sat 7.30pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm

Tickets Wed & Thu £9.00, Family Ticket £30 Fri & Sat £10.00, Family Ticket £32 Concessions £8.00 all performances

JANUARY

Cannock Chase Drama Society present

Cannock Chase Drama Society return for their annual pantomime spectacular with a modern version of Beauty and The Beast. Based on the original fairy tale, the pantomime contains the traditional characters required to provide entertainment for all the family. Comedy from the dame and her daughter. Romance between Belle and the Beast/Prince. Magic from the evil enchantress and the beautiful fairy and lively songs and dances from the chorus. Tickets from the Box Office or Lisa Blakeley on 07968 757820.

A FEW OF YOUR FAVOURITE THINGS Friday 7th • 1.00pm

FEBRUARY

Sherbrook Primary School present

Tickets available from the school

The pupils and staff from Sherbrook Primary School present their annual school production here at the Prince of Wales Centre. The sheer volume of effort and enthusiasm that goes into making this show possible is astounding.

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QUILL featuring special guest Bev Bevan - plus support Friday 14th • 7.30pm

Tickets £18.00, Early bird £15.00 (If purchased before 1st January 2014)

Over the past four decades Quill have reinvented themselves a number of times and are about to do so again. Their strong vocal harmonies and the artistry of violin and guitar is a key feature of their music. Quill will not only captivate and entertain, but also offer a moving and dynamic show which will include guest artists and musicians including ex-Move, ELO and Black Sabbath’s Bev Bevan. Performing songs from the 70’s till the present day, Quill play Fleetwood Mac style rock with a set list of timeless classics mixed with brand new material. “Joy Strachan-Brain, (lead singer of Quill) is the best female singer to come out of the Midlands” Bev Bevan.

THE FORTUNES PAST & PRESENT Friday 21st • 7.30pm Hit band of the 60’s and 70’s with their worldwide hits “You’ve Got Your Troubles”, “Storm In A Teacup”, “Seasons In The Sun”, “Here It Comes Again” are out on tour with a brand new show. This intimate show will not only include all The Fortunes hits, but many others drawn from their time in other bands such as Marmalade, Billy J Kramer’s Dakotas, Del Shannon, Bobby Vee and Love Affair. Starring Bob Jackson, Eddie Mooney, Michael Smitham and Glenn Taylor, expect to hear the very best of The Fortunes and many more chart topping hits.

Tickets £16.00


Saturday 22nd • 2.00pm

Tickets 12.00, £10.00 Concessions, £40.00 Family Ticket

Steve Taylor’s

BUDDY HOLLY ROCK & ROLL PARTY Friday 28th • 7.30pm

Tickets £18.00, £16.00 Concessions

This show takes you on a magical journey through all the hits and classic Rock & Roll songs, as Steve Taylor lovingly recreates the legendary sound of Buddy Holly. Buddy and the Bootleg Crickets faithfully recreate that unmistakable vocal sound and live feel of the music so you’ll really believe that you’re back in the 50’s. Steve even plays his beloved strat the same way as Buddy. Steve Taylor is an accomplished international hit singer / songwriter with several chart hits to his name and is a proud owner of an award presented by Sir Paul McCartney at the Buddy Holly week celebrations, high praise indeed! The Bootleg Crickets are also accomplished performers and recording artists in their own right and, like Steve, have worked with major artists and toured in many theatre productions! When Steve Taylor takes the stage, he really does become Buddy Holly and every word, every note and every inflection are tribute to Lubbock’s favourite son, making sure that Buddy Holly’s music will Not Fade Away!

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Join Sid from CBeebies live on stage in a fantastic fun-filled adventure that'll knock your socks off! Sid is setting out on a heroic quest to find out where in the world his favourite socks and shoes have gone to - share in the adventure at the bottom of the sea, deep in the jungle or floating in outer space. You’ll meet some funny characters and discover plenty of surprises along the way. In an interactive experience crammed with games, songs, poems and magic, Sid's Show will leave you with a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Perfect for families with children aged 3-7 years. Sid is the hugely popular original star of the CBeebies channel.

FEBRUARY

SID’S SHOW

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MARCH

51 SHADES OF MAGGIE

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Written by Leesa Harker, Fifty One Shades of Maggie is the Number 1 best selling comedy send-up of 50 Shades of Grey. Lovable Maggie is a working class girl who knows what she wants in a man, however, like most women, has been let down by all the men in her life. Attending an interview at the Social Security, Maggie meets the handsome and hunky Mr Big! Will he turn out to be the man of her dreams, or will his “Private Room of Pain” put her off? This hilarious new play, full of naughty bits, join Maggie and her friends on a (slightly filthy) journey of love, booze and whips!

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Friday 7th • 7.30pm

Tickets £20.00

A TALE OF TWO CELLOS Thursday 13th • 7.30pm

Tickets £18.00

Julian Lloyd Webber is one of the finest musicians of his generation. He is in great demand throughout the world enjoying one of the most creative and successful careers in classical music today. This new concept and show is a perfect example of that. Together with his wife, fellow cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, they present a brand new concert featuring world premiere performances of duets for two cellos with piano. Also featuring music from the great composers across the classical spectrum from Rachmaninov to Arvo Pärt, Dvořák to Bach, Saint-Saëns to Schumann and many more. Julian Lloyd Webber has worked tirelessly to expand the cello repertoire and has now extended that vision to feature two cellos in this show. This show offers the rare chance to be let into, and experience, the intimate musical world of one of the greatest classical musicians of our time as he performs heartfelt compositions alongside his wife Jiaxin.


The Voices from Heaven Show Tickets £18.00

One of the world’s most recognised Spiritualist Mediums and Healers, Colin’s TV series “6ixth Sense” has now been broadcast worldwide for 12 years making his public performances an international demand. This year’s tour will once again see Colin Fry bring his own unique form of comfort and upliftment to ordinary people living ordinary lives, proving once again he is very much the peoples medium. Evenings of Mediumship are not scientifically proven and are presented for education and entertainment purposes only.

INTO THE SHADOWS Saturday 29th • 7.30pm

Tickets £15.00, £13.00 Concessions Into The Shadows recreate the unique sounds of the chart topping band, The Shadows. The Shadows had 5 number one hits and 16 top ten hits, and had songs in the UK charts for a total of 310 weeks. No other instrumental group achieved that level of success. Among their hits were “FBI”, “Man of Mystery”, “Wonderful Land”, “Guitar Tango” with their first number one hit “Apache” still recognised as one of the most iconic pop songs ever. Into The Shadows play all these songs and more as well as many of the early songs performed with Sir Cliff Richard.

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Thursday 27th • 7.30pm

MARCH

COLIN FRY

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MARCH

CHARLIE LANDSBOROUGH Sunday 30th • 7.30pm

Tickets £19.00 Over the years Charlie’s released 27 albums and a plethora of singles, winning fans across the globe. His melodic, lyrical brand of Americana and finely honed ballads have touched hearts all over the world, while the stories that intersperse his live performance are worth the price of admission alone. Charlie and his band take to the road again this spring to play a handful of selected dates across the UK. Charlie will be playing tracks from his latest CD “Silhouette” as well as much loved favourites from the past. He is joined by his regular band for what promises to be an exceptional evening of music, good humour and inspirational playing. Indeed, as BBC TV’s Gerry Anderson so aptly put it, "Charlie's like good wine, he matures quietly over a long period of time, when the cork was popped it was well worth the wait!"

APRIL

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES Wednesday 2nd • 2.30pm Following it’s huge success at The Blackpool Grand, theatre impresario and music hall authority Duggie Chapman gives a fascinating talk, “From Music Hall To Variety”. His knowledge of the old stars is incomparable and his presentation will include over 30 film clips of the stars of the 1930’s and 1940’s stage. This is a memorable occasion for lovers of the theatre before the TV era. Never before have Max Miller, Wilson, Kepple and Betty, Lily Morris, The Billy Cotton Band, Nat Gonella, Issy Bonn, The Western Brothers, Little Tich and many more appeared together in one show.

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Tickets £8.00


Saturday 5th • 7.30pm

APRIL

THE DRIFTERS IN CONCERT Tickets £25.00

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This is our most spectacular show to date as we present “The Optimum Tour”, featuring the current line up: Pierre Herelle, Michael Williams, Ryan King and Carlton Powell. Following on from the success of the 60th Anniversary Diamond Dynasty World Tour, we are proud to bring a fast moving, exhilarating show bringing the optimum of our own historical legacy along with events, people and culture over the decades of the dynasty and brand new recordings released late 2013. Including songs such as “Under The Boardwalk”, “Saturday Night At The Movies”, “Up On The Roof”, “Kissin In The Back Row”, “Come On Over To My Place”, ”More Than A Number In My Little Red Book”, “The One”, “Think Twice” and many more from The Drifters vast back catalogue, “The Optimum Tour” promises to be our best yet!

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SCHOOLS IN HARMONY Wednesday 9th • 7.30pm

Tickets £7.50, £5.00 Concessions

Cannock Lions and local schools from the Cannock Chase area join together to provide a wonderful evening of music and song from a variety of musical styles. This joint schools concert will showcase the depth of talent from local students and raise funds for the Cannock Lions.

GERRY ACROSS THE MERSEY Friday 11th • 7.30pm Join in this musical journey through the life and times of one of our greatest 60’s icons – Gerry Marsden. Gerry & the Pacemakers topped the UK and US charts for much of the 60’s. Gerry talks about his early beginnings in Liverpool, those heady days of the 60’s up to the present. Hear all Gerry’s greatest hits mixed with stories, jokes and anecdotes from his years at the top. This is a roller coaster ride of fun, music and nostalgia not to be missed.

Tickets £19.50


Tickets £40.00 (£20.00 for siblings) Ages 7-18

“After spending the afternoon exploring a cave, you and your friends decide to make your way out and head home. You call to your friends to slow down as they race ahead. Just then you get distracted by a golden glimmer of light through a crack in the rock... What happens next?... The audience decides”. Ambient Night Productions present a playwriting workshop with a twist, the audience decides how the play ends. The workshop members will write a play with multiple plot choices, each leading to different finales. Friends and family are invited to an informal performance on the final day and at specific points will decide how the story unfolds. This workshop develops creative thinking, writing skills and team building and is also a lot of fun.

Livingston Academy of Dance and Drama

MAGICAL MEMORIES Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th • 7.30pm Sunday 27th • 2.00pm

Tickets £12.00, £10.00 Concessions (Sunday Matinee all tickets £12.00)

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Monday 14th to Thursday 17th • 10.00am-4.00pm

APRIL

CREATE YOUR PLAY WORKSHOP

Livingston Academy of Dance and Drama presents “Magical Memories”. Celebrating their 25th anniversary here at the Prince of Wales Centre. “Magical Memories” will mark this wonderful achievement as well as showcasing the talent of pupils from the academy. Tickets are available from www.livingstonacademy.co.uk or from 07976 880608.

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APRIL

ROLL OUT THE BARREL Wednesday 30th • 2.30pm

Tickets £12.00, £11.00 Concessions

The Prince of Wales Centre is happy to welcome back “Roll Out The Barrel”. For more than 12 years this hugely popular and uplifting show has been delighting audiences all over the UK with a wonderful mix of music and memories. In a gloriously happy show, Terry Bradford & Sussie Arvesen take you on a joyous and unforgettable musical journey. A feast of non-stop nostalgia featuring over 65 songs that you know and love. The show has made many friends when visiting the Prince of Wales Centre, and has always received a fantastic reaction, be sure not to miss it this year. You’ll be singing all the way home!

MAY

Aldridge Musical Comedy Society present

SINGING IN THE RAIN Wednesday 7th to Saturday 10th • 7.30pm

Tickets TBC

AMCS are relishing the opportunity of wowing audiences new and old with the much loved spectacular "Singin' in the Rain". Bring your brollies for the toe-tapping, all singing, all dancing Hollywood masterpiece! We hope to "make 'em laugh" & "stay up late" talking about our latest triumph. Tickets available from the Box Office or from Paula on 01543 480626.

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Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th • 7.30pm

Tickets TBC

CWAGMS are delighted to present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s extraordinary tale about the transforming power of love as the innocence of children collides with the cynicism of the adult world. Set in America’s deep south, “Whistle Down The Wind” has been performed to sellout audiences in the West End and Broadway. The 1998 single “No Matter What,” performed by Boyzone, went gold in its first week and is only one of a list of beautiful and moving songs from this award winning show. Tickets available from the Box Office or from Freda Henshaw on 01889 586875.

THE BOHEMIANS A Concert Celebrating Queen’s Finest Live Performances, From 1974 To Magic ‘86 Sunday 18th • 7.30pm Internationally renowned Queen tribute band “The Bohemians” take you back to the early 70’s through to the Magic of ‘86. Remember when “Bohemian Rhapsody” was number one in the charts, (the first time round) and Queen played the legendary Hammersmith Odeon show as shown on the BBC’s Whistle Test? Remember the long hair, the big winged shirts, even the harlequin leotards of ’77? Yes? “The Bohemians” take you back to the decade that taste forgot! The show takes you through the years of Queen’s greatest live performances ending with The Magic ’86 Tour, in grand style and pomp as you would expect from any of Queen’s magnificent live shows.

Tickets £18.00

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WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND

MAY

CWAGMS present

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Ballet Theatre UK present

THE LITTLE MERMAID Wednesday 21st • 7.30pm

Tickets £18.00, £16.00 Concessions, £10.00 Under 16’s

Join Ballet Theatre UK on this dramatic re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s all-time favourite story “The Little Mermaid”, who falls in love with a human Prince and gives up everything to win his love. The kind hearted Little Mermaid rescues the Prince during a storm at sea, and begins a journey that takes her far from her home beneath the waves. Determined to pursue her love on to the shore she makes a bargain with an evil sea witch, but it comes at a heavy price. Ballet Theatre UK’s charming and poignant ballet explores the nature of longing, how making choices have lasting consequences and how goodness can be rewarded in unexpected ways. “Glittering costumes, expressive dancers...a pleasure to witness a production of this calibre” - Dance Europe Critics Choice - “Top Five Dance Productions Touring the UK” - The Independent “A ballet company of great achievement” - The Dancing Times

THE INDIANS Friday 23rd • 7.30pm

Tickets £15.00

The fabulous band of travelling Indians or in short “The Indians” have been accepted as one of Ireland’s most successful bands over the past four decades. Dressed in their colourful Red Indian outfits they have been on the road for 40 years and, in that time, there have been very few changes in their line-up. During their time together they have built up a solid friendship that has resulted in a show that extends that same warmth and comradeship to their audiences. The Indians lead singer, Big Chief Geronimo, is regarded as one of the best vocalists and entertainers on the Irish band scene. Raymond (Big Chief) has set a very high standard for himself and his consistent performance shows how dedicated he is to pleasing his audience. In the show he covers Country/Pop/ Irish/Ballads, he is sure to please all tastes, young and old alike. “The Indians” show is colourful, exciting and full of surprises. Their lighting and special effects are brilliant, creating a spectacle that keeps the attention of the audience throughout the night.


MAY

BILLY PEARCE Tickets £18.50

National treasure, and without doubt one of Britain's most talented and best loved comedians, British comedy award winner Billy Pearce appears on stage as part of his latest national tour in a night of adult comedy not to be missed! Billy's jokes flow one after another, with such velocity that it's like being on the receiving end of a machine gun. Although many of the themes Billy jokes about are of an adult nature, unlike other comedians, he never descends into the quagmire of crudity, nor does he rely on obscene language.

THE SOOTY SHOW Thursday 29th • 11.00am and 2.30pm

Tickets £12.00, £10.00 Concessions, £40.00 Family Ticket

Izzy Wizzy Lets Get Busy - It’s The Sooty Show! Direct from CITV, Sooty heads into town in a fabulous new show to delight the whole family. Joining the nations favourite bear will be Sweep, Soo and Sooty's TV Partner Richard Cadell who will be attempting to keep Sooty from getting up to mischief! Boy will he have his hands full! It's Sooty's Birthday party and things aren't going to plan. Sooty and Sweep get messy baking the Birthday cake and will Soo ever decide which dress to wear? Special party guests include legendary Sooty favourites Butch the bulldog and Ramsbottom the snake. So join in with all the fun and games at Sooty's Birthday Party! There's also a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show. A spectacular mix of magic, music and mess guaranteed giggles for Sooty Fans old and new! Don't miss it! “A real treat for the children and a dose of nostalgia for the parents" - The Stage “Richard Cadell is as close to a Corbett as you will ever get - Sooty is on the right hands!" Matthew Corbett

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Saturday 24th • 7.30pm

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THE BON JOVI EXPERIENCE Saturday 31st • 7.30pm

Tickets £18.50

Bon Jovi, the greatest stadium rock band of all time, is now re-created in theatres by the sensational Bon Jovi Experience. Lead singer Tony Pearce takes on the noteworthy task of emulating the legendary namesake of the band, Jon Bon Jovi, and he does so with ease and panache. As the only tribute band in the world to have shared the stage with the real McCoy, fans who saw them perform together could have testified that there were twins on stage, so much does he resemble the American rock star. Indulge in an evening of music that sold 120 million albums worldwide and won the band a place in the UK Music Hall Of Fame. This show includes all the hits: “Livin’ On A Prayer”, “You Give Love A Bad Name”, “Keep The Faith”, “Bed Of Roses”, “Always”, “Bad Medicine”, “It’s My Life” and many, many more. “The best tribute I have ever seen” Jon Bon Jovi

JUNE

JOE MCELDERRY Thursday 5th • 7.30pm

Tickets £19.50, £18.50 Concessions, £15.00 Under 14’s

For fans of Joe McElderry and X Factor this is one night not to miss! Joe rose to fame when he won the sixth series of the ITV show The X Factor in 2009. Joe’s first single “The Climb” reached number one in the UK and Irish singles chart and was soon followed by the release of his debut album titled “Wide Awake”. Joe returned to our TV screens where he was the triumphant winner of the second series of ITV show Pop Star to Opera Star in 2011, where he had received 80% of the voting throughout the series. There is only one Joe McElderry, and there is only one night for you to see this incredible singer with his band performing songs from Rock, Pop to Classical. This is one night not to miss with Joe having sold in excess of 2 million records worldwide and with over 350,000 twitter followers - expect his tickets to go fast!

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Tickets £17.00, £16.00 Concessions A spellbinding homage to Rodgers & Hammerstein, a writing partnership that has been called the greatest of the 20th century. Performed by stars from the West End, this truly magical show celebrates the golden age of musical theatre. Rodgers & Hammerstein Songbook features all of the classics you know and love from The Sound of Music, South Pacific, The King and I, Carousel and Oklahoma! This is a night not to be missed by lovers of musical theatre.

ABBAMANIA Thursday 12th • 7.30pm

Tickets £19.50, £17.50 Concessions

ABBA are still one of the most popular groups in the world today, from “Dancing Queen” to “Waterloo” their record breaking songs are timeless and continue to thrill generations. ABBAMANIA are widely regarded as the UK’s Top ABBA Tribute Show with countless sensational live performances to their credit which has taken them all over Europe. No-one can deny that ABBAMANIA have hit GOLD with their representation of ABBA at the height of their supremacy. ABBAMANIA will have you dancing in the aisles, creating nearly 2 hours of pure ABBA nostalgia. So dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come and enjoy an unforgettable night.

Book now! Box Office: 01543 578762 wlct.org/prince-of-wales

Friday 6th • 7.30pm

JUNE

THE RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN SONGBOOK

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JUNE

HALFWAY TO PARADISE Saturday 14th • 7.30pm

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Tickets £20.00, £19.00 Concessions Billy Fury was Britain's own Elvis - and the girls loved him! Now 31 years after his sad death, his own band the original Fury’s Tornados re-play live his timeless hits -"Last Night Was Made For Love", "I Will", "Jealousy", "Halfway To Paradise" and many, many more. See Billy come alive with his Fury's Tornados on a giant screen while they play live below. The atmosphere is both electric and emotional. Colin Gold as Fury is sensational. Introduced by Lisa Voice, Billy's long time partner. "Rock 'n' Roll Heaven!!! - A great 60's night out!" - The Stage.

STARS OF STRICTLY Featuring

PASHA KOVALEV & KATYA VIRSHILAS Friday 27th • 7.30pm Pasha and Katya along with their stunning dancers bring you their spectacular brand new Ballroom and Latin show. It is a carnival of music, dance, costumes and sparkles! There will be Fiery Cha Cha Cha, Romantic Waltz, Passionate Rumba and Dramatic Paso Doble and their stunning choreography will be further enhanced by an array of lighting and special effects… A truly interactive experience with audience participation. It is all that you have seen on TV and much, much more… A truly fun evening of dance and entertainment for the whole family.

Tickets £23.00


Tickets £16.50

The Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Night Fever show presents a tribute show featuring the very best of ABBA and The Bee Gees performed by two of the world’s top tribute bands “Bootleg ABBA” and “Bee Gees Fever”. The show that has audiences singing and dancing in the aisles to hit songs like “Mamma Mia”, “Dancing Queen”, “Night Fever”, “Tragedy” and many more. The Ultimate Family Show, not to be missed!

Penkridge Flower Club present

CELEBRATING IN STYLE Monday 21st • 7.30pm

Tickets £8.00 (£10.00 on the door) Penkridge Flower Club celebrate their 50th anniversary in style with a demonstration by NAFAS Director, Demonstrator and Adjudicator, Derek Armstrong. Derek has demonstrated around the world and has been involved in many prestigious events including the wedding of the owners of Selfridges, weddings at Kensington Palace, demonstrated at the World Show in Glasgow and at WAFA in Japan. He has exhibited at RHS Chelsea and Tatton Park on numerous occasions. So relax and be inspired by his stunning use of fresh flowers and foliage creating beautiful floral art arrangements. All arrangements will be raffled off. Tickets available from the Box Office and from Margaret on 01785 712113 or Marie on 01785 715445.

Book now! Box Office: 01543 578762 wlct.org/prince-of-wales

Saturday 5th • 7.30pm

JULY

GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! NIGHT FEVER

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HOW TO FIND US Prince of Wales Centre, Church Street, Cannock, Staffordshire WS11 1DE Tel: 01543 578762

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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.

Prince of Wales Theatre, Cannock: What's On - January to July 2014  

From Ken Dodd to Joe McElderry, we've got a fantastic line-up of acts for the Midlands.