With Christmas fast approaching and our new season on sale now (find all the info here) we’ve got a ton of ideas for the perfect Christmas presents for all the family.
Sam Avery: toddlergeddon | thursday 19 march
8pm | £18
The time is 4.17pm.
No-one is dressed yet.
Civilisation has collapsed.
Law and order has broken down.
The kids are high on sugar.
The adults have lost control.
Every conversation is an argument.
The coffee has run out.
A child scribbles on the wall.
Someone spills a drink.
Everyone is shouting.
This is Toddlergeddon.
Join award-winning comedian and bestselling author Sam Avery (AKA The Learner Parent) for an evening of hilarious stand up, brand new for 2020. How do you raise a toddler with more attitude than Kanye West? Can you negotiate effectively with a pre-schooler who knows you’re clueless? And will any of us survive Toddlergeddon?
‘Quick wit and painfully funny’ Metro
‘A gifted storyteller’ The List
Lucy porter: be prepared | saturday 25 april
8pm | £16, £14 concessions
TV favourite Lucy returns with another fantastic stand-up show.
At Brownies, Lucy thought she’d be prepared for anything as long as she had her emergency 10p for a phone box, and knew how to tie a Fisherman’s knot.
Life turned out to be slightly more complicated than Brown Owl let on.
‘A treat from start to finish’ – The Herald
‘Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… genuinely delightful‘ – The Telegraph
Recent TV includes Would I Lie to You, QI and Impossible, she’s a regular on Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show.
whole lotta led | friday 06 march | 8pm | £18
The music of Led Zeppelin performed by Whole Lotta Led
Whole Lotta Led are five musicians dedicated to performing the music of Led Zeppelin with skill, passion and respect.
Now in their twenty-fourth year they are the longest running, professional tribute to the music of Led Zeppelin with their customary two and half hour shows receiving acclaim from Zeppelin lovers the length and breadth of the UK and abroad.
Since their formation in 1996 the band have continually led the field of Zep tributes and with over 1,500 shows to their name they have performed ‘Stairway To Heaven’ more than any other band in the world – INCLUDING Led Zeppelin.
“You’re getting great reviews, I wish you all the best” JIMMY PAGE
Row F may have a restricted view. To find out more please see our booking information.
an evening with steve parrish – MAD TOUR
THE PARRISH TIMES | WEDNESDAY 15 APRIL | 8PM
Champion motorcyclist & truck racer, television presenter, practical joker or just plain survivor – Steve Parrish has been called them all.
Steve raced at the highest level of motorcycle racing becoming British Champion in 1976 and then5th in the 1977 500cc World Championship, as team mate to that years champion Barry Sheene.
Barry who met Steve in 1975 is quoted as saying “If he was to set up his bike as he did the intricate pranks he pulled on people, he would certainly of been a World Champion”.
After retiring in 1986 Steve managed a successful Yamaha factory team to three British Superbike Championship titles. He started a truck racer career where he won five European Truck racing titles. Steve was the BBC commentator for Moto GP and is now a pundit for Eurosports World superbike and British Superbike coverage, TT & Classic TT.
Last year saw the publication of his latest autobiography the “PARRISH TIMES”, which tracks his amazing journey over the last four decades, through a rollercoaster ride of emotions in surely the most dangerous & exhilarating sporting arena there is. Steve now brings the uncut version of the ‘Parrish Times’ to audiences.
Now in its fifth year the successful MAD Tour (My Adolescent Dad) has evolved over the years and is now hosted by Steve’s wife Michelle.
People who have already seen the show are returning to hear more of the stories:
Sam Corser tweeted ‘I laughed, I cried & I cried laughing, bloody brilliant’.
Comedian Vic Reeves commented, ‘The man is MAD very funny, loved the stories and pranks, even I’d be proud of them’.
Comedian Ross Noble stated ‘A fantastic night, such a legend and you think I’m bonkers he’s just crazy’.
FOR THE KIDS
pOP DIVAS LIVE! | TUESDAY 18 FEBRUARY | 2PM & 6PM
Get ready for the best songs from all your favourite female stars in one fabulous fun-packed show. Little Mix will cast some Black Magic and Taylor Swift will Shake It Off as four enormously talented girls bring you up close and personal with the greatest female pop performers of today.
Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, Beyoncé 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 Divas Live! is the perfect pop concert experience for the little divas in your life.
“My baby sister absolutely loved it. She got the chance to meet and dance on stage with them which was a dream come true. Thank you so much!”
“My 5 and 7 year old girls had the time of their lives! The length of the show was just right and we even got a picture at the end.”
“Absolutely fantastically made. My daughter and I loved it! An excellent introduction for children who are too young to go to big concerts.”
Row A may have a restricted view. To find out more please see our booking information.
henry moon & the greasy spoon
thursday 16 april | 11:30am | £8, £6 concessions
Everyone knows Flo’s café. It hasn’t changed in years. It’s no tea at the Ritz, in fact it’s a little bit shabby, but the kettle’s always boiling, and Flo is ready with a welcoming smile. Only problem is, where are the customers?! All visiting those fancy new coffee bistros, no doubt.
All seems doomed for Flo until one cold windy day a strange old chap called Henry Moon blows through the doors of the café. Wearing a coat of many pockets, some rose tinted glasses and bursting with imaginative stories, this strange little man could be the answer to Flo’s problems.
Join storytelling specialists, Rhubarb Theatre, for a huge spoonful of fun, a mug-full of fantasy and a platter of creativity. Henry Moon and the Greasy Spoon is perfect for families that enjoy theatrical play, puppetry, mask, dance, song and lots of laughter.
Rhubarb Theatre present a brand-new show – bursting with imagination, dance, music and a large portion of Rhubarb magic!
Ballet theatre uk: the wizard of oz
friday 20 december 19:30
saturday 21 december 14:30 & 19:30
sunday 22 december 14:30
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!
The Wizard of Oz is a two act, full-length, 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.
“A ballet company of great achievement” – The Dancing Times
“Glittering costumes, expressive dancers . . . a pleasure to witness a production of this calibre” – Dance Europe
paul jones & dave kelly | Friday 31 january | 8pm
Ruggedly durable and timeless, the Blues is perhaps more popular today than it has ever been. Young musicians still cut their teeth on its enticing, 12-bar appeal, but its real rewards, true virtuosity, poise and knowledge, only come with age.
Founder members ofThe Blues Band, Paul Jones and Dave Kelly’s tangled and colourful roots go way back into the true undergrowth of the tradition. As well as their own original material, they not only know and perform the work of the greats, ranging from Howling’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker through to Sonny Boy Williamson – they actually played alongside them, and enjoyed their friendship. After over a quarter century as presenter of his BBC Radio 2 R&B show, as a thrilling singer and harmonica maestro, what Paul Jones doesn’t know about the Blues can be written on a pinhead. The same can be said about Europe’s leading bluesman, Dave Kelly. He’s played with them all, including legends such as James Burton and Buddy Guy. Superb blues vocals combined with guitar virtuosity have elevated Dave Kelly into the higher echelon of international blues performers, where he truly belongs.
A live acoustic set by this dynamic duo is an occasion you’ll remember. If you’re a true Blues fan, everything you need is here.
Row A may have a restricted view. To find out more please see our booking information.
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