Prince of Wales Theatre Brochure August to December 2023

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Box Office 01543 578 762 princeofwales.live THE PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE ENTERTAINMENT AT AUGUST - DECEMBER 2023

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WELCOME

I am very pleased to welcome the next season of 2023 here at the Prince of Wales Theatre

- All roads lead to our Christmas pantomime Snow White! This season’s offering is as varied as ever and so I hope that there’s something for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

We know that you all love your live music (who doesn’t!) and so we have booked some real treats to tickle your musical taste buds. We’re delighted to announce two new acts to our theatre, Back into Hell – A Tribute to Meat Loaf and the UK Pink Floyd Experience. But of course, we haven’t forgotten the old favourites! There will also be return visits from the incredible Talon, ELO Experience, and The Drifters to name a few.

As they say, variety is the spice of life, and so we have a real eclectic mix of events on the programme too. This includes a chance to meet Wolverhampton Wolves 70s icons, and a spectacular performance from Ballet Theatre UK.

If you didn’t know already, we are part of Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles, a charity and community interest company that exists to inspire people to lead a healthier lifestyle. This means we not only give our communities the chance to enjoy fantastic live entertainment but we also work closely with local arts groups and societies, providing them with first class performance opportunities.

This season, these wonderful local organisations will be showcasing two classics, Oliver! and Dick Whittington, a current favourite - The Addams Family, and the delightfully titled A Bunch of Amateurs.

Be sure to come along to one of these performances and support these local groups, you will not be disappointed! With tickets starting from just £8, this is a great chance to have a thoroughly enjoyable evening and to support your local community too.

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Theatre Manager

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DIARY AT A GLANCE

AUGUST

Thurs 31 An Audience with AP McCoy

SEPTEMBER

Fri 8 Amy Lou Live In Concert

Sun 10 Murder Mystery – Downfall Abbey

Thurs 14 - Sat 16 CAMRA Beer Festival

Thurs 21 - Sun 24

NOVEMBER

Wed 8 - Sat 11

Walsall Operatic Society present The Addams Family

Sun 12 Supreme Queen

Wed 15 Michael Starring Ben

Fri 17 80’s Mania

Thurs 23 - Sat 25

Wed 29 - Sat 2 (December)

AMCS present Dick Whittington and the Secret of Skull Island

CWAGMS present Oliver!

Cannock Chase Drama Society presents Alice In Wonderland

Thurs 28 Wolves Icons- The 70s

Sat 30 The Drifters

OCTOBER

Sun 1

Sun 8

Wed 11 - Thurs 12

Fri 13

Thurs 19

Seven Drunken NightsThe Story of The Dubliners

The Myth of Serial Killer Profiling with Crime Expert Professor Jackson

Ambient Night Productions presents ‘Murder on the Nile’

ELO Experience

Back Into Hell - A Tribute to Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman

Fri 20 Abbamania

Sat 21 UK Pink Floyd Experience

Thurs 26 - Sat 28

Tower Players present A Bunch of Amateurs

DECEMBER

Fri 8 Talon

Sat 9

Barry Steele in The Roy Orbison Story

Sun 10 Santa’s Christmas Wish

Wed 13

Ballet Theatre UK present The Wizard of OZ

Thurs 14 Magic of Motown

Sat 16 Art For Arts Sake

Sat 23 - Sat 30 (Excluding Christmas Day)

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

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AN AUDIENCE WITH AP MCCOY

An Audience with AP McCoy, the greatest jump jockey of all time and one of the world’s highest profile sporting personalities.

He dominated his sport for over two decades, recently ending a truly phenomenal career as Champion

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THURSDAY 31ST AUGUST - 7.30PM

TICKET PRICES

STANDARD £27.00

VIP Entry 6-45pm- includes a meet and greet photo opportunity with AP McCoy & prime seating. £45.00

VVIP

Includes meet & greet photo opportunity x1 signed AP McCoy print Best seats £65.00

Jockey for the 20th consecutive year, recording 4,357 wins including: the 2010 Grand National, the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase & King George VI Chase.

Sir Anthony remained at the top of his sport for 1,040 weeks – longer than any other sporting talent.

He is the only sportsman of his kind to have been awarded ‘BBC Sports Personality of the Year’ (2010), the ‘BBC Sports Personality Lifetime Achievement Award’ (2015) & ‘BT’s Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award’ (2015)

AUG

The Sensational Amy Lou, Britain’s Got Talent Grand Finalist 2023, will be performing live, along with her incredible band and backing vocalists, for the first time since her fabulous appearance on the hit ITV show! Amy Lou - Live In Concert!

Amy Lou, from Tipton, famously hit the front page of every national tabloid, when the powerhouse singer wowed judges with her amazing voice at thirty weeks pregnant during her first audition, and gave birth to her daughter Aida just hours before it aired, singing Beyonce’s ‘Listen’ from the Broadway Musical ‘Dreamgirls’, which left the judges speechless.

She narrowly missed out on winning the whole competition when she sang Christina Aguilera’s Reflection from the Disney film Mulan in the Grand Final and

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FRIDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER - 7.30PM

TICKET PRICES

ALL £25.00

AMY LOU LIVE IN CONCERT

probably deserved to take the crown overall.

Amy is quite simply one of the greatest singers anyone could ever wish to hear. She is real-life Jenny Lind (Greatest Showman), where audiences are astonished by the unbelievable vocal ability that she possesses. Amy Lou has audiences eating out of the palm of her hand, with her infectious smile and personality. Simon Cowell said that he had “never seen anybody connect with an audience like Amy”.

An emotional rollercoaster of a show!

The first half is beautifully intimate, where Amy demonstrates her world class vocals, and talks about growing up in Tipton, motherhood, and of course, her magical journey to the final of the UK’s biggest talent show.

The second half is a non-stop party and a celebration of one of the most incredible singers your ears will ever have the pleasure of listening to.

Amy Lou will of course be performing the songs that she made her own on BGT, as well as including some of the outfits worn on Britain’s Got Talent!

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“A Star Is Born”
“This is Your Moment”
Amanda Holden
Simon Cowell

MURDER MYSTERY: DOWNFALL ABBEY

Murder by Appointment return for another of our increasingly popular murder mystery evenings. And this time the deadly deed takes place in Downfall Abbey.

The table is laid and the lamps lit for dinner at Downfall Abbey… but will the guest of honour make it through the evening alive?

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SUNDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER - 7.30PM

TICKET PRICES

ALL £20.00

In a world divided between upstairs and downstairs, intrigue lurks around every corner and secrets won’t remain hidden for long.

Did the butler do it? Put your sleuthing skills to the test and see if you can solve the case for Inspector Catchem. But remember, at Downfall Abbey, you never know who might be watching!”

This performance is set in cabaret style with customers seated at tables. Book all your parties tickets together to guarantee sitting together.

Our bar will be open during the evening intervals for you to purchase refreshments. Doors open from 6.30pm.

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CAMRA BEER FESTIVAL (18+)

We welcome back the Cannock Chase branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) for their 8th real ale and cider festival. This year it features 45 cask ales, 10 ciders and perries and a new addition of 5 “KeyKeg” Craft beers, fast becoming very popular amongst younger drinkers.

Hot and cold food and snacks will be provided by Funky Foods. On stage Friday evening will be Boogie Van, and on Saturday, the Magnificent 7 Club, so come and join us for what is one of the most popular beer festivals in the region.

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THURSDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER - 5:00PM

FRIDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER - 12:00PM

SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER - 12:00PM

CLOSING TIME: 11:00PM EVERY NIGHT

TICKET PRICES

STANDARD £3.00

SENIORS, ARMED FORCES, & NHS WORKERS £2.00

CAMRA MEMBERS £1.00

STANDARD PLUS includes a festival souvenir glass, and of course, beer and cider! £10.00

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND CANNOCK CHASE DRAMA SOCIETY PRESENTS

A brand new “bonkers” musical comedy pantomime comes to Cannock!

Sitting by the river bank reading a book without any pictures in it, Alice notices a White Rabbit running past her wearing a waistcoat and carrying a pocket watch.

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THURSDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER - 7:30PM

FRIDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER - 7:30PM

SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER - 2:30PM

SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER - 7:30PM

SUNDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER - 2:30PM

TICKET PRICES

ADULT £16.00

CONCESSION £13.00

CHILDREN AGED 2 - 16 £10.00

FAMILY TICKET (x2 Adult and x2 Concessions) £48.00

With a little help from her imagination, she takes an unexpected journey down the rabbit hole to the crazy yet magical world of Wonderland.

Along the way she meets the silly Mad Hatter, the mystical Cheshire Cat, the mysterious Caterpillar and an unforgettable duo called Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee who inform her that she may be the answer to restoring peace and happiness back to Wonderland. Can they together defeat the wicked Queen of Hearts once and for all and return the Duchess back to the throne as the rightful heir?

Packed with hilarious jokes, toe-tapping songs, dazzling dance routines, fabulous costumes and sumptuous scenery, this brand new musical pantomime adventure is a must see for all the family!

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WOLVES ICONS- THE 70S

Wolves Icons is a fantastic stage show with three stars from Wolves’ iconic 1970s era, which included a memorable League Cup win, reliving a great period in the history of Wolves and recounting many tales along the way.

‘King’ John Richards, Kenny Hibbitt and Steve Daley share some great stories from their brilliant Molineux careers

which led to each of them becoming firm favourites with the fans. An evening packed with anecdotes, laughter and a chance for the audience to get involved and quiz these Seventies legends is hosted by Sky Sports broadcaster and Express and Star columnist Johnny Phillips.

An evening not to missed by Wolves fans who want to relive and discover more from these Wolves Icons.

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THURSDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER - 7.30PM

TICKET PRICES

ALL £22.00

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THE DRIFTERS

The Drifters are back on tour in the UK performing all their classic hits including ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’, ‘You’re More Than A Number,’ ‘Come on Over to My Place’, ‘Under the Boardwalk’, ‘Kissin’ In The Back Row’ and many more!

The legendary group have been inducted into the Rock & Roll of Fame, performed for the President of the United States and listed among the Greatest Artists of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine.

Under the guidance of Tina Treadwell (daughter of the group’s original founders, George & Faye Treadwell) The Drifters have enjoyed a remarkable resurgence in recent years with multiple successful UK tours including headline shows in major arenas and, most notably, the world famous Royal Albert Hall in London for the first time in the group’s glittering career. “I am thrilled with the success of our recent UK tours and we invite you all to join us in continuing to celebrate this incredible and everlasting story of The Drifters.” Said Tina, speaking about the tour.

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SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER - 7.30PM

TICKET PRICES

ALL £29.00

SEVEN DRUNKEN NIGHTS

THE STORY OF THE DUBLINERS

Direct from the West End and having sold out venues worldwide, Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners returns to theatres in 2023.

In partnership with Tourism Ireland and in association with legendary Irish pub O’Donoghue’s, Seven Drunken Nights tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and invokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Ciaran Bourke and Jim McCann. The story of the Dubliners is full of great tales from start to finish.

It is without doubt the ultimate feel good Irish show.

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SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER - 7:30PM

TICKET PRICES

ALL £26.50

SEP
OCT

Criminal Profiling is used in countless serial murder investigations globally. Using information about a crime, crime scenes and victims, profilers compose behavioural profiles.

Professor Jackson has contributed to over 50 documentaries about violent crimes and murder, and here he reveals evidence showing profiling has never resulted in the identification, apprehension and conviction of serial murderers. He has worked to assist investigations into serial rape, murder, and missing people.

Focusing on some of the most infamous and perplexing serial murder cases in FBI history, the show will reveal how criminal profilers often got it so wrong. Cases include the manhunts for The BTK (Bind Torture Kill) serial murderer; The Trailside killer; The Unabomber; The Tylenol poisoner; The Yorkshire ripper; The London nail-bomber; The Grindr killer; the Gay Slayer; The Washington beltway snipers, and most infamously the unsolved case of The Zodiac killer.

THE MYTH OF SERIAL KILLER PROFILING WITH CRIME EXPERT PROFESSOR JACKSON

(18+)

Jackson dispels many “FBI myths” about serial murderers; they are not “organised” or “disorganised” personalities; or dysfunctional loners; they do not all take souvenirs from victims, or torture animals, and they were not bed-wetters as children. Very few of them are ‘twisted geniuses’ either.

We will look at serial murderers who correspond with the police or media, and how these killers provide many clues, but often remain free.

The talk will also look how behavioural analysis has been used in high profile murder investigations once detectives hit a brick wall, and how such profiles are far from helpful, including such cases including Robert Napper, Michael Stone, and Vincent Tabac

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SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER - 7:30PM

TICKET PRICES

ALL £22.00

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AMBIENT NIGHT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS ‘MURDER ON THE NILE’

Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare.

ELO EXPERIENCE

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 tour will included the greatest hits from an extensive and impressive back catalogue spanning over 45 years.

Blending rock rhythms with classical influences, ELO also released many classic albums such as ‘A New World Record’, ‘Discovery’ and ‘Out of the Blue’, and many sell out tours which further established them as one of the most important and influential bands ever.

WEDNESDAY 11TH OCTOBER - 7.30PM

THURSDAY 12TH OCTOBER - 7:30PM

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ALL £15.00

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FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER - 7.30PM

TICKET PRICES

ALL £27.00

OCT

BACK INTO HELL A TRIBUTE TO MEAT LOAF AND JIM STEINMAN

Let us take you Back Into Hell, where Rock and Roll dreams come true, with this 2 hour extravaganza celebrating the iconic music of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman.

Join our world class musicians as they recreate such legendary anthems as ‘Bat Out Of Hell’, ‘I’d do Anything For

Love’, ‘Paradise By The Dashboard Light’, ‘Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth’, ‘Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad’, ‘Dead Ringer For Love’ and many more.

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THURSDAY 19TH OCTOBER - 7:30PM

TICKET PRICES

ALL £28.50

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ABBAMANIA

Europe’s leading Abba tribute band, Abbamania continue to wow and entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performances live on stage.

Abbamania’s widely acclaimed tribute to Abba is a sensational two hour show featuring record breaking and timeless hits including ‘Waterloo”, “Dancing Queen”, “Mamma Mia”, “Fernando” and “Chiquitita” all of which will have you dancing in the aisles.

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FRIDAY 20TH OCTOBER - 7.30PM

TICKET PRICES

ALL £28.00

So dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come and enjoy an unforgettable night with Abbamania.

OCT

UK PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE

Celebrating 50 years since the release of their iconic album The Dark Side of The Moon, UK Pink Floyd Experience recreate the sights and sounds of the legendary band in concert.

This highly authentic show recreates the atmosphere of Floyd live, featuring top-flight musicians, a stunning light show and over two hours of incredible music!

Come and share the passion for Pink Floyd’s music as we perform iconic songs from seminal albums such as ‘The Dark Side of The Moon’, ‘Animals’, ‘Wish You Were Here’, ‘The Wall’ and new for 2023 the much requested masterpiece, Echoes! A true celebration of all things Floyd.

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SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER - 7.30PM

TICKET PRICES

ALL £25.50

TOWER PLAYERS PRESENT

Tower Players bring a clash of cultures to the Prince of Wales this autumn.

Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers.

Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner Lear!

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THURSDAY 26TH OCTOBER - 7:30PM

FRIDAY 27TH OCTOBER - 7.30PM

SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER - 7:30PM

TICKET PRICES

ALL £12.00

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BRINGING THE PAST ALIVE Scan the QR code or visit our website for more information museumofcannockchase.org 01543 877666 PLUS so much more to enjoy, see and do! Including exhibitions from local artists, our interactive toy gallery and walking trails across the Hednesford Hills. DISCOVER EXPERIENCE CREATE the history of Cannock Chase in our galleries! what it was like to be a miner in our pit cage! and learn new skills at our events and workshops! FREE ENTRY Valley Road, Hednesford, WS12 1TD.

Walsall Operatic Society proudly present The Addams Family, the smash hit, award winning musical comedy starring everyone’s favourite kooky family.

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is growing up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows. She’s fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family.

Will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families

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WEDNESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER - 7:30PM

THURSDAY 9TH NOVEMBER - 7:30PM

FRIDAY 10TH NOVEMBER - 7:30PM

SATURDAY 11TH NOVEMBER - 2:30PM

SATURDAY 11TH NOVEMBER - 7.30PM

TICKET PRICES

ALL £17 TO £19

WALSALL OPERATIC SOCIETY PRESENT

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences?

Join them, along with Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley, Grandma and all the Addams ancestors for a heartwarming story of love, family and growing up – with a twist!

Featuring fantastic songs, wacky comedy and the best graveyard dance routine you’ll ever see, this ghoulish night at the theatre is a perfect way to celebrate Halloween and is sure to entertain the whole family, whether you are 12 or 312!

FRIDAY 10TH NOVEMBER

'HALLOWEEN FANCY DRESS' PERFORMANCE

Come along dressed in your best spooky fancy dress - you might just win a prize!

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£17 £19 £19 £19 £18

SUPREME QUEEN

Now one of the most recognisable Tribute bands in the world, SUPREME QUEEN continue to take things to a whole different level, with their homage to the halcyon days of one of the planet’s greatest ever rock bands.

Since their formation in the nineties, SUPREME QUEEN have played to hundreds of thousands of Queen fans across the world, headlining at major events including St. Tropez’s International Queen Convention, where they played to 10,000 people.

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SUNDAY 12TH NOVEMBER - 7.30PM

TICKET PRICES

ALL £27.00

Scott Maley’s incredible vocal and visual resemblance to Freddie Mercury, fronting this remarkable band of musicians has seen SUPREME QUEEN become one of the most respected bands of their genre anywhere on earth.

Closely following the ethos of the original band, they have always strived to create the Original Queen Live Experience.

As musically brilliant as ever, the new presentation benefits from stunning production values, plus sound and lighting effects designed to transport the audience to the halcyon days of their heroes.

Simply, a stage show designed to provide the most memorable of evenings for Queen’s millions of fans worldwide.

NOV

MICHAEL STARRING BEN

Take a journey back in time to remember Michael Jackson – the man, the music and the magic.

Michael® Starring Ben is a hit theatre production starring the UK’s ultimate Michael Jackson tribute star, Ben Bowman. Not only does he look and sound like the King of Pop, but he’s honed his routine so carefully that audiences truly believe they are watching Michael Jackson himself.

The show features a live band, dazzling costumes and the performer’s iconic dance routines.

It also showcases the greatest hits of Michael Jackson and also of The Jackson 5 including Beat It, Billie Jean, Thriller and Man in the Mirror.

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WEDNESDAY 15TH NOVEMBER - 7:30PM

TICKET PRICES

ALL £27.50

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80’S MANIA

Europe’s Official Long-Standing Premier 1980’s Multi-Tribute Concert Show!

28 chart-topping artistes from the 80s are authentically recreated to look and sound as they did back in the day with a full live band, awesome dancers, mind-blowing lasers and light design combined with huge video projection complete the production together with over 150 costumes!

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FRIDAY 17TH NOVEMBER - 7:30PM

TICKET PRICES

ALL £27.00

Kim Wilde, Duran Duran, Adam Ant, Boy George, Wham, Erasure, Soft Cell, The Human League, Dead or Alive, Nena, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Gary Numan, and Tony Hadley are just some of the stars you will witness in this high energy, fast paced, party style show!

Fancy dress is highly encouraged and ladies, dancing around your handbags is a must!!!

So, it’s time to dig out your 80’s fashions and Party!

Radio 1, Top of the Pops celebrity, Mike Read, endorses the show and we quote, says:

“IT’S LIKE TOP OF THE POPS MEETS LIVE AID”

NOV

After years as Lord Mayor of London, Dick Whittington moves to the Caribbean island of Porto Aldrigo where he replaces the outgoing governor of the island who has disappeared under unusual circumstances.

The locals hope Dick will help restore order to the island paradise following years of exploitation by pirates. However, once they uncover Dick’s previous experience with pirates, tensions are raised and rivalries

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THURSDAY 23RD NOVEMBER - 7:30PM

FRIDAY 24TH NOVEMBER - 7:30PM

SATURDAY 25TH NOVEMBER - 2:30PM

SATURDAY 25TH NOVEMBER - 7:30PM

AMCS PRESENT

DICK WHITTINGTON AND THE SECRET OF SKULL ISLAND

between Dick’s staff and the staff he inherited at the estate ensue with amusing results.

Meanwhile, across the Caribbean, various villains and adventurers seek the fabled ‘Secret of Skull Island’. The cursed pirate Captain Bloodbeard, believes it will release him from his curse. The evil High Priestess believes the secret will grant her magical power. Three con men Rip, Van and Winkle think it is the biggest hoard of treasure the world has ever seen. Finally, Captain Jack Starling believes it will grant him mastery of the oceans. The machinations and schemes of these nefarious individuals collide with the ongoing situation on Porto Aldrigo when the Voodoo Lady reappears with hilarious but disastrous results. Bloodbeard snatches away the Voodoo Lady and he sails to Skull Island. Will Dick ever manage to convince the locals of his intentions?

Will anyone find out the true secret of Skull Island? Who can tell, but you’ll have a lot of fun finding out!

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TICKET PRICES ADULT £15.00 CONCESSION £12.00 CHILD £8.00 FAMILY TICKET £40.00

CWAGMS PRESENT

OLIVER!

The ever popular Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw Music Society return to the Prince of Wales with Lionel Bart’s Oliver.

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WEDNESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER - 7:15PM

THURSDAY 30TH NOVEMBER - 7:15PM

FRIDAY 1ST DECEMBER - 7:15PM

SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER - 2:00PM

SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER -7:15PM

The story of the orphan boy Oliver is known to millions across the world and has been performed on stage on numerous occasions and was a worldwide hit as a film starring Ron Moody.

This full scale musical production will feature all the songs that you have come to love over many years. Who can forget, ‘Food Glorious Food’, ‘Where Is Love’, ‘Oom Pah Pah’ and the catchy ‘Consider Yourself’.

You’ll meet all the characters from poor Nancy, the evil Bill Sykes, the cunning Artful Dodger and not forgetting the mercurial Fagin.

Anyone who fell in love with film or has seen the show on stage should not miss CWAGMS production of Oliver!

TICKET PRICES DEC
ADULT £21.00 CONCESSION £16.00 FAMILY TICKET £68.00

TALON

Talon perform the Eagles iconic ‘Hotel California’ album from beginning to end plus all the “Greatest Hits” including, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘One Of These Nights’, ‘Take It To The Limit’, ‘Desperado, ‘Lyin’ Eyes’ and many more in this spectacular music production for autumn 2023.

This world class seven-piece band have, over the last quarter of a century, completely transcended the tag of ‘tribute’ and become, not only revered by their peers but dearly loved by their fans.

Talon have been performing at the Prince of Wales since their inception and tickets sell out.

Choice Radio, Worcester (on Peter Panties)

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FRIDAY 8TH DECEMBER - 7:30PM

TICKET PRICES

ALL £30.00

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“Talon perform the songs of the Eagles with reverence and super talent”

BARRY STEELE IN

THE ROY ORBISON STORY

Barry Steele and a fabulous cast of musicians and singers will take you on a musical journey from ‘The Black and White Night’ right through to The Traveling Wilburys. They promise they’ll have you dancing in the aisles, with two fantastic shows in one great evening.

In 1988 Roy Orbison performed alongside Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and KD Lang at The Cocoanut Grove, Los Angeles in what was to become known as ‘The Black and White Night TV Special.’ In Barry Steele and Friends, the evening opens with style as they pay tribute to this award-winning show with their version of this TV Classic.

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SATURDAY 9TH DECEMBER - 7:30PM

TICKET PRICES

ALL £27.00

As a great friend of Roy Orbison, Chris Isaak has collected many awards on behalf of The Orbison Family – known as the Orbison of the 90s, he also recorded many of Roy Orbison’s hits – in Barry Steele and Friends the compliment is returned as Barry Steele presents stunning versions of global smash hits ‘Blue Hotel’ and ‘Wicked Game’.

Book now to experience an evening rammed to the rafters with solid gold ‘Rock n Roll’ hits and contemporary musical genius.

With big-screen projection and the incredible voice of Barry Steele, this top-class production has something for everyone!

DEC

SANTA’S CHRISTMAS WISH

Christmas is a season of joy, love and sharing, a time when Santa delivers presents all over the world… but what would Santa himself like for Christmas?

Dasher the Reindeer has an idea… Pompom the Penguin thinks he knows… Or maybe Snowy the Snowman has the answer?

Dotty the Elf needs all their help – and yours – to find out!

Join a fun, festive, musical adventure to give Santa the very best Christmas, then meet him at his home in the North Pole!

Every child will receive a special present from Father Christmas in our popular meet, greet and treat, after the most Christmassy Christmas show ever!

Songs include festive favourites Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney, The Twelve Days of Christmas, We Wish You a Merry Christmas and many more!

SUNDAY 10TH DECEMBER - 11.00AM

SUNDAY 10TH DECEMBER - 2.00PM

DATE - TIME TICKET PRICES

ADULT £10.50

JUNIOR £9.50

FAMILY OF 4 (2 Adults, 2 Children) £36.00

The festive family show is 45 minutes in duration, and most suited to children aged 2-8.

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THE WIZARD OF OZ BALLET THEATRE UK PRESENT

Join Ballet Theatre UK as we follow the yellow brick road and discover all the wonders of Oz. Enjoy Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion, (and yes Toto too) as they seek the Wonderful Wizard to find that there’s no place like home!

DATE - TIME

WEDNESDAY 13TH DECEMBER - 7.30PM

TICKET PRICES

ADULT

£20.00

CONCESSION £17.00

JUNIOR £13.00

The Wizard of Oz is a two act, fulllength, ballet adaptation of the iconic tale by L. Frank Baum, told through the magic of classical dance. Set to a classical score which brings the story to life, this production is family friendly and is the perfect way to introduce children to the classical ballet. The production is presented with beautiful backdrops, stunning theatrical sets and costumes evoking the iconic sketches by W.W. Denslow, from the original publication.

DEC

MAGIC OF MOTOWN

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 million people, it’s no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history, even performing for Her Majesty the Queen, as special guests at the Royal Variety Performance. 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, Smokey Robinson and more, are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band.

This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Ain’t No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Grapevine, Get Ready, Dancing In The Streets, My Girl, Blame It On The Boogie, Uptight, Endless Love, My Cherie Amor, All Night Long, Heatwave and many, many more.

DATE - TIME

THURSDAY 14TH DECEMBER - 7:30PM

TICKET PRICES

ALL £29.00

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ART FOR ARTS SAKE

The district of Cannock Chase is blessed with the abundance of musical and dramatic groups who enhance the cultural vibrancy of our area and reflect the importance it plays in our community.

Art for Arts Sake will showcase the sheer breadth, variety and passion of these groups that bring so much to our district and also play an integral part in the programming of the Prince of Wales Theatre. The theatre has been at the heart of our community and the important part that the music and dramatic groups play very much enforces that.

Six of the groups who perform here regularly are on this bill including Cannock Chase Drama Society, Brownhills Musical Theatre Company, Tower Players, Cannock Wood and

Gentleshaw Music Society, Aldridge Musical Comedy Society, Backstreet Theatre Company and Split Mask Theatre Company. You can expect songs from the shows amongst other musical delights and comedy drama.

All of the groups involved are members of Cannock Chas Arts Council who are an umbrella organisation for arts groups who practice and perform activity ranging from drama to photography.

All proceeds from this concert will go to Cannock Chase Arts Council.

DATE - TIME

SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER - 7:30PM

TICKET PRICES

ALL TBC

DEC

MIRROR, MIRROR, ON THE WALL WHO’S THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL?

PMA Productions returns to Cannock with this year’s pantomime, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs.

DATE - TIME

SATURDAY 23RD DECEMBER - 2:00PM

SATURDAY 23RD DECEMBER - 6.30PM

SUNDAY 24TH DECEMBER - 2:00PM

TUESDAY 26TH DECEMBER - 2:00PM

TUESDAY 26TH DECEMBER - 6:30PM

WEDNESDAY 27TH DECEMBER - 2:00PM

WEDNESDAY 27TH DECEMBER - 6:30PM

THURSDAY 28TH DECEMBER - 2:00PM

THURSDAY 28TH DECEMBER - 6:30PM

FRIDAY 29TH DECEMBER - 2:00PM

FRIDAY 29TH DECEMBER - 6:30PM

SATURDAY 30TH DECEMBER - 2:00PM

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

When the wicked queen’s magic mirror declares that Snow White is the fairest in the land the evil queen is overcome with jealousy and plans to do away with the beautiful princess.

Come and see the beautiful Snow White and her seven friends from the enchanted forest as they attempt to defeat the evil queen’s plans.

Will Snow White meet her handsome Prince and live happily ever after?

Cannock’s favourite dame, Keith De Winter, returns as Dame Duddles alongside a full professional cast and the Studio 5 Dancers.

For a fantastic family day out, our pantomime has all the traditional ingredients including music, laughter and lots of audience participation.

So come join us for plenty of festive magic here at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

PRICES ADULT £21.00 CONCESSION £18.00 FAMILY £70.00
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HOW TO FIND US

Stafford and Stone

Stafford and Stone

Prince of Wales Theatre

Church Street, Cannock

Prince of Wales Theatre

Staffordshire WS11 1DE

Church Street, Cannock

Staffordshire WS11 1DE

Tel: 01543 578 762

Tel: 01543 578 762

Penkridge

Penkridge

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Railway Parking Hospital

Railway Parking Hospital

Police Station

Police Station

Toilets Information

Toilets Information

One-way Traffic

One-way Traffic

A5, M6 junction 11 and Wolverhampton

A5, M6 junction 11 and Wolverhampton

PLEASE NOTE

Lichfield

Lichfield

Pedestrian Route and Railway Station

Pedestrian Route and Railway Station

A5 and Walsall

A5 and Walsall

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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