January & February 2022

Fleetwood bac | friday 14 january | 8pm | £18

Fleetwood Bac are the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, the only Mac tribute to authentically replicate the classic ‘Rumours’ line-up.

Over the last few years they have received rave reviews from ‘The Stage’ newspaper, the U.K.s leading Fleetwood Mac fansites, the official Stevie Nicks website; and from ecstatic audiences wherever the band played, wowing audiences as far afield as Dubai, St. Tropez, the Cayman Islands and Monte Carlo, and twice selling out the world-famous Minack Theatre in Cornwall.

Fleetwood Bac have also been rated by The Times newspaper as one of the U.K.’s top 5 tributes, alongside The Bootleg Beatles, Bjorn Again and the Counterfeit Stones.

Fans include original Mac bassist and biographer Bob Brunning, who joined the band several times on stage, and Peter Green’s official biographer Martin Celmins.

The sound, the look, the mystical atmosphere and on-stage chemistry are all portrayed with the passion and energy that got the seal of approval from ‘Big Daddy’ Mick, and built up an excellent reputation amongst Mac fans through numerous tours, festival appearances, corporate events and TV and radio slots all over the U.K. and Europe.


Salomé Quartet | Sunday 23 January | 3pm | £15

For our inaugural ‘Arlington Classics’ concert, we are delighted to welcome the Salomé Quartet, who will be performing works by Haydn, Frank Bridge and Schubert.

The Salomé Quartet is  a multinational ensemble formed in 2016 by four prizewinning students at the Royal College of Music in London. In 2017 the quartet won the RCM String Quartet Competition, and since then they have performed worldwide in venues including Muzikverein (Vienna), Mozarteum (Salzburg), Unesco Hall (Paris), Lutoslawski Concert Studio (Warsaw), Tel Aviv Opera House (Israel), as well as the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre, Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall in London.

Last season the group performed around the UK and abroad, including Milton Court, the Barbican Centre, Wigmore Hall, Sacconi Chamber Music Festival in Kent, and Tel-Aviv Opera House, among others. The quartet was invited to Keshet Eilon International Mastercourse in Israel and Trondheim Academy in Norway, as well as numerous festivals across the UK, including the Chiltern Arts Festival, Sacconi Festival, North Norfolk Festival and Highgate International Chamber Music Festival. 

The group has worked with renowned musicians such as Mats Zetterqvist, Simon Rowland Jones, Paul Roczek, Chaim Taub, Garth Knox, Grigory Kalinovsky, and ensembles such as the Sacconi, Chilingirian, Harlem, Austrian, Aviv, and Fitzwilliam Quartets. 


Sam avery: toddlergeddon | thursday 27 January | 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. 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

16+


Live/Wire: tHE ac/dc sHOW | SATURDAY 29 JANUARY | 8pm
£17.50

AC/DC, arguably the greatest rock band of all time, are brought to life by Live/Wire with the true passion you would expect from professional musicians who share your love of this legendary live act. They deliver a critically acclaimed High Voltage two hour rock ’n’ roll set with not only cannons and a full bank of Marshall amps but a journey that takes fans from one of the best-selling albums of all time ‘Back in Black’ through to the 2020 release ‘PWR UP’, with a healthy dose of the classics from the Bon Scott era.

The Live/Wire show combines the vocal power of Podge Blacksmith as Brian Johnson, the virtuoso talent of Simon Davies as Angus Young and rhythmic accuracy of Dan Mosley as Malcolm Young. The line-up is completed by Eddie Clark as bassist Cliff Williams and Paul Alwin combining the groove of Phil Rudd and thunderous energy of Chris Slade on drums.

With over 20 years of touring under their belt, Live/Wire put the audience right in the middle of a live experience comparable to that only AC/DC themselves produce. We invite AC/DC fans to join us, sing with us and relive some of those classic AC/DC concerts of the past on our very own ‘Highway to Hell’.


kyla brox | Saturday 05 February | 8pm | £15

Blues and soul become inextricably entwined in award-winning singer-songwriter, Kyla Brox, whose raw talent has seen her described as “the finest female blues singer of her generation”. Winner of the 2018 UK Blues Challenge, Kyla has the honour of representing the UK in Memphis at the 2019 International Blues Challenge, as well as the European event in the Azores. In a huge nod to her ongoing stature in British Blues, the UK Blues Federation made Kyla an official Ambassador of UK Blues in 2016 and she is one of only three British singers privileged to be included in the 50 Women of the Blues Spotify playlist.

Daughter of cult blues figure, Victor Brox, the Mancunian vocalist began her career as a teenager in her father’s band and has now honed her own sophisticated sound, as heard on her critically acclaimed 2016 album, Throw Away Your Blues and the scintillating, multi-faceted new 2019 album, Pain & Glory

With many albums under her belt and many miles covered on the road, touring all over the world, Kyla Brox is widely regarded as one of the very best soul-blues singers the British Isles has ever produced.

“The finest female blues singer of her generation” Manchester Evening News

“Surely one of the finest voices Britain has ever had” Pete Clack, Blues In Britain

“Kyla Brox knows how to handle the gears… the Mancunian vocalist lets songs percolate, raising the temperature by degrees, then giving it both barrels in the final stretch. It’s a thrilling tactic.” Henry Yates, The Blues Magazine


Laurence jones | Friday 11 february | 8pm | £17.50

Three time award winning “British Blues Young Artist Of The year”  Laurence Jones has developed a virtuoso pedigree as one the UK’s hottest guitar players. With passionate riffs, soloing and catchy songs, his cross over sound inducted him into the British Blues Hall Of Fame, which lead him to  support the likes of Sir Van Morrison, Sir Ringo Starr, Status Quo, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter & Walter Trout. Laurence Jones has sold over 50,000 albums and has graced the stages at some of the most prestigious venues in the world including The Royal Albert Hall in London & The Carnegie Hall in New York to sell out headline UK & European tours.

‘Music Radar’ voted Laurence Jones in the TOP 10 best blues guitar players in the world today!

Laurence Jones, was given the title “the future of the blues” by Classic Rock Magazine a decade ago.


The Noise next door: in charge | saturday 12 february | 8pm
£15

The quickest wits in comedy are charging into their sixth national tour with a spectacular new show that will trample your expectations.

The charismatic quartet have always astonished with their ability to spin audience suggestions into comedy gold, but for this show they’re putting you, the audience, in charge in brilliant and bombastic new ways.

Join comedy’s unstoppable force for an evening like no other… Hilarious scenes! Mind-blowing songs! Finely tuned anarchy!

The Noise Next Door are twelve time sell-out veterans of The Edinburgh Fringe and have appeared on BBC One, ITV1, BBC Three and BBC Radio 4. They have also appeared alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Katherine Ryan, Romesh Ranganathan and Harry Hill.

“Hilarious… A superior kind of chaos” Telegraph

“21st century comedy at its finest and funniest.” The Stage

“Comedy gold… Staggeringly well executed.” Guardian

Phenomenal Daily Mirror

(15+)


An Audience with spike | thursday 17 february | 8pm | £15

The trademark bandana. A drink in his hand. More stories of rock and roll ribaldry up his sleeve than all four members of the Rolling Stones combined. This is Spike. Singer, songwriter and showman supreme. He’s been the face of the Quireboys for almost 40 years but listen carefully and you’ll hear his trademark rasp on a succession of critically acclaimed solo records and treasured collaborations. Music is Spike’s lifeblood. Always has been and always will be. But buy him a few glasses of his favourite red wine and he’ll freely admit family and Newcastle United come a very close second.

Featuring songs and stories from Spike’s life in Rock ‘n’ Roll with The Quireboys, touring the world, Rolling Stones to Guns & Roses. Every night shines a different light on a career which could have burned out with excess but yet shines even brighter now than ever. Up close and personal as he takes you on a journey through some of his and your favourite songs. Spike and Chris play through two sets laced with the good, the bad and the downright ugly!


cable street collective | saturday 19 february | 8pm | £10

London-based seven-piece Cable Street Collective spent 2021 writing and recording new material, before a Summer jam-packed with festivals. Recent releases showcase the direction of the new album. Their first new release, Speaking in Tongues, features friend of the band Gregg Kofi Brown, of the legendary Afro-rock group Osibisa.

Cable Street Collective initially broke through onto the festival circuit with the release of their first EP, The Best of Times, in 2014, and have since built up a stellar reputation as a live band. Their latest recordings are songs that have been road-tested extensively, with back-to-back summers tearing up the likes of Boomtown, Bestival, Secret Garden Party, The Isle of Wight Festival, and the Lake of Stars Festival (Malawi), as well as those mentioned below.

In 2019, building on the critical hype and radio play (on the likes of BBC Radio 6Music, Radio X and Amazing Radio, among others) generated by their second EP, they toured extensively – playing at Glastonbury, and Shambala as well as a whole host of smaller festivals and venues up and down the country.

Their sound mixes African-influenced guitars and beats with soulful female vocals, socially conscious lyrics and western melodies, creating an idiosyncratic alt-pop sound that’s all their own. Their sets are guaranteed to get everyone to their feet.


Oldilocks and the three bears | wednesday 23 february
11am | £8, £30 family

One winter, Oldilocks finds a teddy bear in the park and remembers a delicious bowl of porridge she tasted years ago in the woods. Something else happened but she can’t quite remember what… so she sets off for the forest. Will she find the bears’ house and what will happen then?

A wonderfully funny and warm-hearted celebration of the classic story starring a naughty old lady who looks very familiar…and three funny bears who love their breakfast. Garlic Theatre hold their young audience spellbound with lovingly crafted puppets, music and some steaming bowls of porridge.

For ages 3 to 7 years.


Pop divas live! | Thursday 24 february | 2pm & 6pm | £16

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.”


Lucy porter: be prepared | Saturday 26 february | 8pm | £16

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.

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