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Drive a Steam Train Experience
If you are looking to take part in one of our Drive a Train Experiences or wish to purchase one as a gift for someone else, please make sure that you read our Terms & Conditions as they contain important information for the participant as well as health and safety requirements. Our Terms & Conditions can be downloaded here. If you have any questions, please contact us on: 0333 320 2830, Option 2.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
10/08/2020 to 20/11/2020
Day Out With Thomas - Mid Hants Railway

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

Activities


Join the Mid Hants Railway for trainloads of fun and a day of anniversary celebrations!
Take a train ride with Thomas, the number 1 blue engine. Meet The Fat Controller who will be keeping all of the celebrations in order and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty in a birthday singalong.

Plus lots more to enjoy including:

• Unlimited 5 minute ride behind Thomas
• Unlimited rides behind Diesel and Toad
• Join Rusty and Dusty’s storytelling and magic shows
• Vintage fairground rides
• Miniature railway
• View other engines from our viewing gallery
• Other Thomas themed activities

FAQs


Length of Thomas Ride?
Approximately 5 minutes

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
Yes

Opening and Closing time of each event:
10am – 5.30pm

Specific Characters appearing at the event:
Thomas, Diesel and Toad

Railway Information


Opening times

Open from 10am to 5.30pm.

Facilities

Parking

Free parking for 500 vehicles at Ropley. Postcode SO24 0BL.
More info

Address

The Railway Station,
Station Hill,
Ropley,
Hampshire
SO24 0BL


Day Out With Thomas™ ©2020 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

Mid Hants Railway
10/08/2020 to 16/08/2020
The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Edinburgh

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in Edinburgh with their most sensational show yet, FLIGHT OF FANTASY!

Location details

Address

Theatre Big Top,
Venue 189,
Fountainbridge,
Edinburgh,
EH3 9RX

Climb aboard for the trip of a lifetime as the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) send you soaring to spectacular diamante-dipped song and dance destinations, with over 400 stunning costumes.

Comedy turbulence is the in-flight order of the day as we take you mile high at the biggest party in the sky!

From Las Vegas to Las Palmas ! Bollywood meets Broadway! The decadence of the Moulin Rouge will be brought to (night)life!

So get those Nails, Hair, Hips and Heels on point, because you’re going ‘out-out’, up and away on a Flight of Fantasy with The Lady Boys of Bangkok!

Grab your tickets, the sky’s the limit for the UK’s favourite cabaret show!

Why not treat yourself to tickets at our exclusive Champagne Tables (£450 for up to 8 guests, plus 1 bottle of Champagne and 2 x souvenir brochures), for further information call the booking line on 0871 705 0705

Please note that under 18's will not be admitted. ID may be requested

The Lady Boys of Bangkok operates an active ticketing policy, subject to demand, therefore ticket prices may increase. This will not affect tickets already purchased.

The Sabai Pavilion, Edinburgh EH3 9RX
10/08/2020 to 31/08/2020
Zog

By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
 
Large in size and keen in nature, Zog is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know.  Zog tries so very hard, perhaps too hard, and he bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three.  Luckily, the plucky Princess Pearl patches him up ready to face his biggest challenge yet…a duel with knight, Sir Gadabout the Great!
 
The smash-hit stage adaptation from Freckle Productions (the team behind Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Tabby McTat) is back in 2020 and promises to be bigger, brighter and more roar-some than ever before! With brand new songs from Joe Stilgoe (The Jungle Book, The Midnight Gang) and directed by Emma Kilbey, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved Zog is a magical production for all ages.
 
Running Time: Approximately one hour

Age suitability: All ages welcome.

Facebook: FreckleProductions                     Instagram: Freckle_Productions     

Twitter: Freckle_Prods                                   #ZogLive

www.FreckleProductions.co.uk

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
11/08/2020 to 16/08/2020
Freedom of the Line
Our best value tickets which include UNLIMITED travel all day and FREE entry to Bury Transport Museum (excludes special events). Save 10% and buy your tickets online!
 
Prices:
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 Children): £38.79 £43.00
Adult (18 Years +): £14.85 £16.50
Concession: £13.50 £15.00
Child (3 – 17 Years): £9.45 £10.50
Child Under 3: £0.00
 
Advanced tickets will come off sale at 10am the day before, however tickets will still be available to purchase on the day from any of our booking offices.
 
This ticket entitles you to unlimited travel on the date stated. Tickets are non-refundable and are not transferable to other dates.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
12/08/2020 to 28/12/2020
Mid-Week Luncheon
Looking to do lunch in style? Our great value, two course Mid-Week Luncheons hauled by a heritage steam engine are the ideal way to break up your day exploring some of the region’s best visitor destinations.

Please note, due to the limited seating capacity of our dining train we only have a small selection of tables for two. Two seats can be purchased on a table for four if you wish to share.

For more information visit www.diningwithdistinction.co.uk/experiences/mid-week-luncheon.aspx
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
12/08/2020 to 30/10/2020
Traditional Afternoon Tea
There is no finer way to while away a few hours than by indulging in a spot of Afternoon Tea. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, savouries and cakes whilst delighting in the vintage ambience on board our immaculately restored dining train with this quintessentially British treat.

£39.00 per person for 2020.

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 1 and ½ hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz
    A selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones with unlimited tea and coffee

For more information visit www.diningwithdistinction.co.uk/experiences/traditional-afternoon-tea.aspx
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
12/08/2020 to 25/09/2020
Swashbuckling Shenanigans: The Pirate Adventure
Swashbuckling Shenanigans: The Pirate Adventure
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
13/08/2020
Elton John - It's A Little Bit Funny

**Rescheduled date to be confirmed**

DIRECT FROM THE WEST END
FEATURING SONGS BY ELTON JOHN AND BERNIE TAUPIN

ELTON JOHN: It’s A Little Bit Funny tells the incredible story of Elton John’s rise and fall (and rise again) as one of the most successful singer/songwriters ever.

It also tells the tale of one extraordinary night in Las Vegas when Martin Kaye bumps into the bespectacled star and happens to spend the evening with him.

It’s a night of confessions, anecdotes, jokes and – of course – fabulous songs. Martin Kaye (star of Million Dollar Quartet) is the biggest Elton John fan ever – so who better to sing and play Elton’s greatest songs and narrate this tall tale of an unforgettable celebrity encounter. For group bookings or parties of 10 or more, please contact the venue direct on 0161 926 8992.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham
14/08/2020 19:00
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac – Live In Concert 2020

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2020 with a brand new show celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac, including a very special blues set paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac's legendary Peter Green era.

Channelling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved groups of all time.

Personally endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founding member, Mick Fleetwood, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
14/08/2020 19:30
DWD - Red Rose Diner
Fine dining and finesse are in abundance on our flagship dining experience, combining first-class food with superior service.

£58.00 per head for 2020 - Adult only

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

Our celebrated Red Rose Diners are the ultimate in foodie experiences, perfect for romantic meals and friendly get-togethers.

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and ¾ hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz
    A four course meal followed by tea or coffee and after dinner chocolates

Red Rose Diners run on selected Fridays and Saturdays from February to November. The diners depart Bury Bolton Street Station at 7:30pm and return at approximately 10:15pm.


For more information visit www.diningwithdistinction.co.uk/experiences/red-rose-diner.aspx
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
14/08/2020 to 27/11/2020
Photography Experience Day
If you are looking to take part in one of our Photography Experiences or you are looking to purchase one as a gift for someone else, please make sure that you read through our Booking Information/Terms & Conditions below. If you have any questions, please contact us on: 0333 3202830 and press option 2 twice.
 
Participants (*and guests attending the guided tour) must:
 
• *Be physically fit and aged over 18 at the time of the experience.
 
• Be able to read (with glasses or contact lenses, if necessary) a car number plate from a distance of 20 metres.
 
• Must be able to hear and understand verbal instructions in noisy surroundings.
 
• *Disclose any medical conditions and treatment/medication that may affect mobility, concentration, dexterity, co-ordination, consciousness and ability to understand and follow instructions.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
15/08/2020 to 10/10/2020
Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
Chambers Touring Ltd Presents
 
Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things.
Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love.
But they’re just jokes - they are not the terrible things. 
Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. 
Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket. 

Not suitable for under 16s
 
jimmycarr.com | @jimmycarr | IG: jimmycarr
The Plaza, Stockport
17/08/2020 20:00
Giraffes Can't Dance

Simon Friend presents a Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston production

in association with Hachette Children’s Group and Coolabi Group

GIRAFFES CAN’T DANCE

Based on the bestselling book by GILES ANDREAE & GUY PARKER-REES

Gerald the Giraffe has a tall, thin neck and long, slim legs. He’s great at reaching the highest shoots on the tallest trees, but he’s not so good at dancing. Now the annual Jungle Dance is just around the corner, and Gerald is longing to join the waltzing warthogs, rock’n’rolling rhinos and cha-cha cha-ing chimps on the dancefloor. But everyone knows that giraffes can’t dance… or can they?

A much-loved book for over 20 years, Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees’ African jungle bursts to life with songs and a company of four playing warthogs, lions, rhinos, chimps – and a very special violin-playing cricket.

Perfect for audiences aged 2+, Giraffes Can’t Dance encourages everyone to dance to their own rhythm, and to just be a little more Gerald.

Director Julia Thomas
Composer Tasha Taylor Johnson

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
18/08/2020 to 30/08/2020
Historical Hijinks:The Ancient Adventure
Historical Hijinks:The Ancient Adventure
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
20/08/2020
Film: Sunset - Cert 15 (Subtitled Foreign Language Film)
1913, Budapest, in the heart of Europe. Irisz Leiter arrives with high hopes to work as a milliner at the legendary hat store that belonged to her late parents. While preparations are under way at the Leiter hat store to host guests of uttermost importance, a man abruptly come to Irisz, looking for a certain Kálmán Leiter.

Refusing to leave the city, the young woman follows Kálmán's tracks, her only link to a lost past. Her quest brings her through the dark streets of Budapest, where only the Leiter hat store shines, into the turmoil of a civilisation on the eve of its downfall.

Please note: This is a subtitled foreign language film.
The Plaza, Stockport
21/08/2020 11:00
DwD - Murder Mystery
Fancy yourself as a bit of a Poirot? An adorer of all things Agatha Christie? Then put on your thinking cap and work up an appetite for some serious sleuthing with a Murder Mystery Night. These popular evenings are hosted by the award winning After Dark Entertainment and guarantee an evening of indulgent food and intrigue!

£75.00 per head for 2020 - Adult Only

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and ¾   hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz
    A four course meal followed by tea or coffee and after dinner chocolates
    Murder Mystery entertainment by the award-winning After Dark Entertainment

Murder Mystery Nights run on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year. The evening starts at Bury Bolton Street Station at 6:45pm and finishes at approximately 10:15pm.

For more information visit www.diningwithdistinction.co.uk/experiences/murder-mystery-night.aspx
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
21/08/2020 to 18/12/2020
Disco Inferno
A CELEBRATION OF D.I.S.C.O

For all those who dreamed of going to New York’s Studio 54, Disco Inferno is the spectacular all singing, all dancing celebration of everything D.I.S.C.O. From the smoking hot girls to the guys in platforms, this electrifying show just screams glitter balls and good times.

You’ll be thrilled by pitch perfect harmony, high energy, slick choreography and Disco classics such as Blame It On The Boogie, Car Wash and It’s Raining Men. You’ve all seen Abba, you’ve all seen Motown, but have you all danced
to the ultimate UK Disco tribute and sang along to your favourites by Earth Wind and Fire, Barry White, Donna Summer, The Tramps, and many, many more?

With crowd engagement and interaction like only a Veritas show can provide, Disco Inferno has the wow factor that everyone will be talking about for months to come.

For groups of 10 or more, please contact the venue directly on 0161926 8992
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham
21/08/2020 19:00
The Fureys

Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc return on Sunday 26th April 2020.

The FUREYS have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 42 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is the FUREYS “Green Fields of France” and President Michael D Higgins attended their last concert in National Concert Hall.

The oldest of the brothers, Eddie Furey left home in 1966 and travelled to Scotland at the time of the great folk revival where he shared accommodation with then unknown folk singers Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty and Alex Campbell. In 1969 with his brother Finbar, he was the special guest for the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem throughout the USA and Canada. In 1971 he moved to mainland Europe where he toured for seven years. Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics has credited Eddie with teaching him his first chords on guitar when they met up in the North East of England while Dave was still a teenager.

The Plaza, Stockport
21/08/2020 19:30
Groan Ups
Direct from the West End, following their smash hit success with The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, the multi award-winning Mischief Theatre return to The Lowry with a brand new comedy about growing up. 

Do we choose who we become?

Is the story of our lives already written?

Do we ever really grow up?

Follow an unruly classroom of six year-olds on their journey through anarchic high school teenagers to the the challenges of adulthood. 

Bag your tickets early. This is a lesson not to be skipped!
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
21/08/2020 to 30/08/2020
ALLO ALLO!

**Rescheduled date to be confirmed**

Featuring original cast members live on stage;

Richard Gibson – Herr Otto Flick
Guy Sinner – Lieutenant Hubert Gruber
Kim Hartman – Private Helga Geerhart


Listen very carefully, we shall say this only once!

Join us for a fabulous evening of live entertainment and authentic french cuisine with plenty of laughs.
Hear first hand stories from the original cast members live on stage as they take a look back at one of the most popular comedy series on television; BBC’s  'Allo 'Allo.

This special cast reunion evening will include, a fabulous 3 course meal, replica sets, audience Q&A, live entertainment, television memorabilia auction and souvenir photo with the cast members.

Dress Code: Homage to your favourite character.
Sit back, relax and laugh as we look back at some of the funniest moments in television history and hear first hand the hilarious stories from behind the scenes.

All tickets to this event include a three course meal. (V) options available, and a souvenir photograph with the cast members.

TICKETS ON SALE SOON

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham
22/08/2020 18:00
DwD - Premium Night Diner
Our Premium Nights are the ultimate in luxury dining experiences. These black tie affairs include a five course menu, sparkling reception, live music and table magician.


£80.00 per head for 2020 - Adults only


The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

We hope you will relish the opportunity to dress up and immerse yourself in the glamour of the golden age of steam and therefore kindly request that passengers dress in black tie attire.

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and 3/4 hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A canapé and sparkling reception with musical accompaniment
    A four course meal followed by tea or coffee and after dinner Chocolates
    Table magician entertainment

Premium Nights run on selected Saturdays during the summer. The evening starts at Bury Bolton Street Station at 7pm and finishes at approximately 10:15pm.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
22/08/2020 18:45
Ireland The Show

Following a debut sell out nationwide tour including Glasgows Royal Concert Hall join an all star cast of Ireland’s most talented singers and performers accompanied by the fabulous Keltic Storm band and world champion Keltic Fusion Irish dancers for an unmissable “Ireland the Show“ that will take you on a journey through the decades of a globally loved culture. The show which has received high acclaim will feature all the well known ballads and singalongs like “Dirty Old Town“, “The Town I Loved So Well”, “Tell Me Ma” and “The Irish Rover“ to name a small few. Add to that, a string of hilarious stories and jokes from our award winning comedian and topped off with energetic reels and jigs if it’s all things Irish you like then this is the show for you!

 

The Plaza, Stockport
22/08/2020 19:30
Life Drawing - Drawing the Dog
Join us each month for our new, themed life classes-no experience is necessary. The workshops will be fun and instructive and a great way to develop your artistic skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The perfect way to spend a Sunday! Each month we will be working from two different life models and you will receive tuition from professional illustrator, Paul Pickford. The cost of all materials used is included too.

The theme will be different each session:

19th April – Powerful Figures
24th May - Figures in Motion
14th  June – Rembrandt
19th July – Drag Superstars
23rd August – Pre Raphaelites
20th September - Drawing the Dog
18th October – Burlesque
22nd November –Gothic Art
13th December - Matisse
17th January – Alien Invaders
21st February – Period Costume
21st March – Artists of the Jazz Age
The Lowry, Salford
23/08/2020 10:30
DwD - Lancastrian Lunch
Join us as we end the week the best way we know how, with a steam train hauled Sunday Roast!
 
£49.00 per adult and £39.00 per child (5-12) for 2020

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

This traditional, train hauled, three course meal through beautiful Lancashire countryside is a great way to bring all the family together.

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and 1/2 hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz on-board
    A traditional three course meal followed by tea or coffee and after dinner mints

Lancastrian Lunches run on Sundays from January to November. The diners depart Bury Bolton Street Station at 13:00pm and return at approximately 15:25pm.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
23/08/2020 to 15/11/2020
Enchanting Escapades: The Neverland Adventure
Enchanting Escapades: The Neverland Adventure
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
27/08/2020
Day Out With Thomas - East Lancs Railway

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

Activities


Join the East Lancashire Railway for trainloads of fun and a day of anniversary celebrations!

Take a train ride with Thomas, the number 1 blue engine. Meet The Fat Controller who will be keeping all of the celebrations in order and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty in a birthday singalong.

Plus lots more to enjoy, including:

• Unlimited rides behind Thomas
• Meet Diesel
• Meet Daisy
• Watch re-enactments of classic Thomas stories with Thomas and The Fat Controller
• Join Rusty and Dusty’s storytelling
• Vintage fairground rides
• Miniature railway
• Entrance to the transport museum
• Other Thomas & Friends-themed activities

FAQs


Length of Thomas Ride?
15 minutes

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
Yes

Opening and Closing time of each event:
Opening Ceremony 09:45
Closing Ceremony 15:45

Specific Characters appearing at the event:
Thomas, The Fat Controller, Daisy and Diesel

Railway Information


Opening times

9.45am for Opening Ceremony, 3.45pm for Closing Ceremony.

Facilities

Parking

There is limited parking at the following Stations Bury, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall. We offer A park and ride service at Heywood Station which is included in the price of your ticket.

Park and Ride Shuttle address :
East Lancashire Railway ,
Railway Street ,
Heywood,
OL10 1NL

Address

Bolton Street Station
Bolton Street
Bury
Lancashire
BL9 0EY


Day Out With Thomas™ ©2020 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
29/08/2020 to 25/10/2020
Day Out With Thomas - East Anglian Railway Museum

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

Activities


Join The East Anglian Railway Museum for trainloads of fun and a day of anniversary celebrations!

Take a train ride with Thomas, the number 1 blue engine. Meet The Fat Controller who will be keeping all of the celebrations in order and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty in a birthday singalong.

Plus lots more to enjoy, including:

•Unlimited rides behind Thomas, Percy & Daisy
•Meet Toby & Henrietta
•Watch re-enactments of classic Thomas stories with Thomas, Rusty & Dusty and The Fat Controller
•Join Rusty and Dusty for The Fat Controller’s storytelling
•Model Railway Display
•Watch the Rusty & Dusty Show
•Other Thomas & Friends-themed activities
•Balloon Modellers

FAQs


Length of Thomas ride?
10 Minutes.

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
Yes.

Opening and Closing time of each event:
10am to 4.30pm

Specific characters appearing at the event:
Thomas, Percy, Daisy, Toby, Henrietta, Toad.

Please note:-
You can travel directly into the heart of this venue by train* - visit
www.nationalrail.co.uk and search for the station; 'Chappel & Wakes Colne' (*There is no step-free access if arriving by rail)

Railway Information


Opening times

Open 10:00am to 4:30pm

Facilities

Parking

Free parking for 200 vehicles

Address

Chappel & Wakes Colne Station
Station Road
Wakes Colne
Colchester
Essex
C06 2DS



Day Out With Thomas™ ©2020 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

East Anglian Railway Museum, Colchester
29/08/2020 to 01/11/2020
Day Out With Thomas - Caledonian Railway

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

Activities


Join the Caledonian Railway for trainloads of fun and a day of anniversary celebrations!

Take a train ride with Thomas, the number 1 blue engine. Meet The Fat Controller who will be keeping all of the celebrations in order and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty in a birthday singalong.

Plus lots more to enjoy at Brechin Station, including:

• Train journey behind Thomas the Tank Engine
• Meet Percy
• Meet Diesel
• Face Painting
• Join Rusty and Dusty’s storytelling
• Fairground rides & Bouncy Castles
• Miniature Railway & Brakevan Rides
• Other Thomas & Friends-themed activities

Classic bus rides around the local area will also be departing from Bridge of Dun Station (available only to open return ticket holders).

FAQs


Length of Thomas ride?
50 minute return, 20 minutes between stations.

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
No, one per ticket.

Opening and Closing time of each event
9:30am to 4:30pm

Specific characters appearing at the event:
Thomas the Tank Engine, Percy, Diesel.

Disabled Passengers:
To book tickets in the disabled access saloon, please contact Quaytickets on 0843 208 1840 and we will be happy to help you over the phone. Please note that tickets sold for the disabled saloon are available only as direct returns.

Railway Information


Opening times

Opens at 9:30am, Closes at 4:30pm

Facilities

Parking

Some limited onsite parking but free street parking also available

Address

The Station,
Park Road,
Brechin,
Angus,
Scotland
DD9 7AF


Day Out With Thomas™ ©2020 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

Caledonian Railway
29/08/2020 to 30/08/2020
Fish n Chips Lunchtime Dining
This is a daytime Dining Train event onboard one of our heritage steam or diesel trains.  Seats are in open carriages around tables of two or four people
 
Menu
 
Fish n Chips with bread and mushy peas
Sausage and chips
Cheese & onion pasty and chips
 
Followed by an ice cream dessert
Avon Valley Railway, Bristol
29/08/2020 12:15
Tom Stade - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
Following his last smash-hit UK tour and direct from this year’s Edinburgh festival Tom is back on the road with a brand-new show. The kids have moved out and it’s the dawn of a new era!  Tom’s embracing change with his usual spirit and irrepressible sense of mischief; what’s coming is way better than what has gone!
 
30 years on the comedy frontline and this Canadian legend remains as engaging,
innovative and hilarious as ever.  As seen on Ch4’s Comedy Gala, BBC One’s
Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The John Bishop Show and Live at the Apollo.

www.tomstade.co.uk

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
30/08/2020 20:00
Brunch Dining Train
You will enjoy a welcoming glass of orange juice followed by a bacon, sausage, egg & mushroom bap, Danish pastry and tea/coffee.

This is a Dining Train event onboard one of our heritage diesel trains.  Seats are in open carriages around tables of two or four people
This event is suitable for 7+
Avon Valley Railway, Bristol
31/08/2020 11:00
Afternoon High Tea Dining
This is a Dining Train event onboard one of our heritage steam trains on the Bank Holiday Mondays during the summer.  Seats are in open carriages around tables of two or four people

You will enjoy a welcoming glass of prosecco followed by a High Tea of finger sandwiches, scones with jam & cream and a selection of dainty cakes and pastries.  Plus tea or coffee.

The Festive Afternoon Tea on December 7 will consist of a warming glass of mulled wine (or soft drink alternative) followed by a High Tea of festive finger sandwiches, scones with jam & cream and a selection of dainty Christmas cakes and pastries.  Plus tea or coffee
Avon Valley Railway, Bristol
31/08/2020 14:45
The Dublin Legends
“Alive-Alive Oh!”

Following the sudden death of founding member Barney McKenna in 2012 and John Sheahans’ decision to retire it was agreed that The Dubliners, as a touring band, would come to an end and THE DUBLIN LEGENDS were born.

THE DUBLIN LEGENDS, Sean Cannon, Paul Watchorn, Gerry O’Connor & Shay Kavanagh, have over 100 years of performing experience between them and Sean was the lead singer with The Dubliners for over 30 of them! They will, of course, continue to play all the classic songs and ballads known the world over; Whiskey in The Jar, Dirty Old Town, The Wild Rover, Seven Drunken Nights, The Rare Auld Times, Molly Malone, The Irish Rover, Black Velvet Band & many more.

In 2017 guitarist and founder, Eamonn Campbell, passed away while they were on tour in Holland. Even though he had been in poor health it was still a massive shock. The lads asked an old friend, Shay Kavanagh, if he would like to come on the road with them and, thankfully, Shay readily agreed. Shay is a stalwart of the Irish Folk Music scene. He was a founding member of General Humbert with the great Mary Black and has played with The Dublin City Ramblers for many years.

It was Eamonn’s wish that the band continue touring and finish off recording the album they had been working on. This is a follow-up to “The Dublin Sessions” which featured 16 newly recorded tracks and included some old favourites & classics that the lads wanted to get down on disc…The Leaving of Liverpool, Schooldays Over, Pub with No Beer, Rambling Rover, Hand Me Down My Bible and some scorching tunes from Gerry O’Connor: Billy in The Low Ground / The Temperance Reel

In the past seven years the band have continued the legacy of The Dubliners by travelling far and wide playing concerts to a whole new generation of Irish music fans. They have wowed audiences in Iceland, Norway, Finland, The Faroe Islands, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland and all over England, Scotland & Wales.
This band are the REAL DEAL so make sure you join THE DUBLIN LEGENDS on their 2019 UK Tour for a night full of songs and stories and the odd pint of Guinness!

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
31/08/2020 20:00
COVID19
01/09/2020 to 17/10/2020
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Bursting with the energy of the original MGM film, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical. A truly rollicking adventure that teaches that it takes a bride to turn seven unshaven unkempt brothers into manly gentle men and to turn desire into romance.

Set in Oregon in 1850, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers tells the story of Millie, a young bride living in the 1850's Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides.
The Plaza, Stockport
01/09/2020 to 05/09/2020
Ben Hart: Wonder
Britain’s Got Talent 2019 finalist, West End star and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart is embarking on his debut solo tour.
 
Described by David Walliams as ‘the living embodiment of magic’, Ben has recently played to royalty, heads of state and celebrities, in West End theatres, international arenas and on dozens of UK and international TV appearances (including his own series on BBC Three, The One Show and BBC One’s “Now You See It”).
 
Expect his most mind-blowing and exciting magic in a show that shines a light on magic, life, the universe and the darkest corners of your imaginations. With the simplest of props, using the objects and minds of the audience, Ben Hart conjures an altogether new kind of magic.
 
Age Guidance: 12+


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/+
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
01/09/2020 20:00
The Stars from The Commitments
The Stars From The Commitments have toured extensively across Canada, USA, South America, Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, Asia and Australia. They have entertained and enthralled audiences at festivals, clubs, theatres, high profile corporate events and VIP parties, including a US President!

Featuring original Commitments cast members & musicians from the Smash Hit Sir Alan Parker film and multimillion selling sound track: Kenneth McCluskey AKA Bass Player Derek “The Meatman Scully”, Robert Arkins AKA Jimmy Rabbitte, Michael Aherne AKA Piano Player Steven “The Soul Surgeon” Clifford, & Ronan Dooney, Trumpet – Commitments Sound track albums. Plus, Antoinette Dunleavy, Sandra Hyland - Vocals. Andreas Nolan - Bass Guitar. Serge Stavila - Saxophone & Paul Maher- Drums.

The Stars From The Commitments -Dublin’s Saviours of Soul Performing to hundreds of thousands of people world-wide and receiving rave reviews from fans, music critics and promoters.

The show consists of two hours of sizzling soul music and is thrilling live experience that will stir your soul. This dynamic band drives audiences to dance in the aisles and scream for more as they perform all the hits from the multi-million selling soundtrack albums and the Oscar Nominated, Golden Globe & BAFTA award winning film. Songs include Mustang Sally, In the Midnight Hour, Try A Little Tenderness, Treat Her Right, I Cant Stand The Rain, Nowhere to Run and many more.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
02/09/2020 19:30
Tommy Fleming
For almost 30 years, Tommy Fleming has been honing his craft and entertaining the masses with his extraordinary talent. His worldwide success has made him a household name in many homes across the globe and his fanbase is growing year on year. It’s not hard to see why; music is a universal language and one Tommy is undoubtedly fluent in.

The one comment that is repeated from Dublin to Darwin and beyond, is the incredible effect Tommy’s voice has as he turns each song into his own with his unique and powerful style - touching emotions in you that only music can reach. While Tommy’s music may be difficult to classify, fans use such words as “deeply emotional, romantic and sincere” to describe the feelings it evokes. One reviewer described his music as falling into a genre of Symphonic Pop that still awaits a name. A Tommy Fleming concert is a musical experience not to be missed that has a universal appeal to all ages and backgrounds.

Tommy is famous for his own arrangement of “Danny Boy”, “Isle of Inisfree” and “Hard Times” - all songs that you know and love but have never heard until you hear Tommy Fleming’s versions. He also covers songs from “You Raise Me Up”, “Bridge over Troubled Waters”, “From a Distance” and “Something Inside so Strong” along with many more contemporary numbers.

uch is his success, he has also toured with the great Elaine Paige and Kenny Rogers in recent years and recorded duets with Vince Gill, Christy Hennessy, Phil Coulter, Lucie Silvas, Cara Dillon, Eleanor Shanley, De Dannan and Mark Vincent to name but a few.

Tommy brings his Voice of Hope II tour to the UK in the Spring of 2020.

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
02/09/2020 20:00
Robert White - Tank Top Tour
Following on from the success of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, and his debut comedy Tour ‘The Tank Top Tour - 2019’, unique and hilarious musical comedian, Robert White, brings you more, but this time with a little of his personal journey, life ups and downs and some quirky tales into the bargain.
 
Tank Top Tour: Take Two - 'Troubles and Treats'
 
Robert White, that gay autistic keyboard-wielding comedian who you've almost forgotten [from Britain's Got Talent 2018], fresh off the heels of his debut tour last year, brings you his unique form of musical stand-up in a laugh packed hour, but this time with a little more edge, a little more personal revelation and a whole new tank top. Just him, some jokes, some songs, a keyboard and maybe a personal trouble or comedic treat, or two.
 
Robert is probably the only Asperger, dyslexic, cross lateral, gay, quarter-Welsh, webbed-toed comedian on the circuit...probably. This Edfringe White brings you more of the fun you saw on telly.... plus lots of extra naughty bits.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
03/09/2020 20:00
Driver Experience - Diesel Multiple Unit
Under expert tuition you’ll be given an introduction to the railway and a safety briefing before taking to our Class 107 DMU to learn the skills involved.  Then, you’ll take the controls and drive and the vehicle yourself.  You’ll also act as secondman and guard.
 
Refreshments will be provided.
 
At the end of your time with us you’ll receive a commemorative certificate and gift pack of information about the railway.  You’ll also receive a year’s membership to the Avon Valley Railway.
 
You are welcome to bring up to two additional people who will be able to view your progress and enjoy the journey along the line.
Suitable for 18+
Avon Valley Railway, Bristol
04/09/2020
DwD - Comedy Dinner Show - Fawlty Towers
Our Comedy Dinner Shows provide an interactive evening of entertainment and fantastic food as the award-winning team behind our Murder Mystery Nights take over the train. You’re guaranteed to have a belly full of food...and a belly full of laughs!

£75.00 per head for 2020 - Adult Only

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and 3/4 hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz
    A three course meal followed by tea or coffee and after dinner mints
   Entertainment by the award-winning After Dark Murder Mystery Events

Comedy Dinner Shows run on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year. The evening starts at Bury Bolton Street Station at 7pm and finishes at approximately 10:15pm.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
04/09/2020 19:00
Natalia Osipova - Carmen *Cancelled Show*
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The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
04/09/2020 19:30
Any Suggestions Doctor
Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody
 
The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is landing near you! Travel anywhere in time and space with a live radiophonic workshop, incredible props & set and a collection of hilarious improv comedy performers. Travel on an adventure everyone can enjoy made entirely from your suggestions. Allons-y!
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
04/09/2020 19:30
RUSH - A Joyous Jamaican Journey
oin us as we tell the story of Reggae music and the Windrush Generation and hear how their music evolved to take the world by storm.

Narrated by comedian John Simmit the show features ska, rock steady, calypso, gospel, lovers rock, dancehall and Reggae played live by the JA Reggae Band.  

Get ready to dance to the music of Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, Toots & The Maytals, Prince Buster, Bob Marley, Lord Kitchener, Millie Small and many, many more.
 
"This is a fantastic show, informative, hugely entertaining & the music - WOW!!! ........ the two vocalists were outstanding & gave me chills with their amazing voices.”

 
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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
04/09/2020 to 05/09/2020
Drive a Diesel Train Experience
Drive, Secondman and Guard an ex British Railways Diesel Locomotive
Day starts at 08.30 in the Activity Centre on platform 2 at Bury, BL9 0EY
Issued Subject to the Drive a Train Experience Terms and Conditions
We reserve the right to cancel in the event of circumstances beyond our control



If you are looking to take part in one of our Drive a Train Experience Days or you are looking to purchase one as a gift for someone else, please make sure that you read through our Booking Information/Terms & Conditions below. If you have any questions, please contact us on: 0333 3202830 and press option 2 twice.

Participants (*and guests attending the guided tour) must:

• *Be physically fit and aged over 18 at the time of the experience. Our risk assessment process requires that a doctor’s letter be provided confirming that participants aged 75 or over are medically fit and able to participate in the Drive a Train Experience Day. This must be made available to the railway at least one week prior to the day of the activity.

• Be able, in the event of an emergency evacuation; to climb on/off the locomotive from ground level unaided, this may be up to a 3 metre (10 feet) vertical climb with steps at up to 0.6M (2ft) spacing. You must also be able to cope with discomfort, variable temperatures, weather and lighting, heights (viaducts and bridges), darkness (tunnel), noise and vibration.

• Be able to read (with glasses or contact lenses, if necessary) a car number plate from a distance of 20 metres.

• Must be able to hear and understand verbal instructions in noisy surroundings.

• *Disclose any medical conditions and treatment/medication that may affect mobility, concentration, dexterity, co-ordination, consciousness and ability to understand and follow instructions.

The Drive a Train Experience Day and guided tour may not be suitable for those with some disabilities, particularly where these affect mobility, concentration, dexterity, co-ordination and ability to understand and follow instructions. The East Lancashire Railway advises you to contact us prior to booking one of our experiences if you believe this may affect the participant and/or guests and to ensure the activities are suitable. The East Lancashire Railway reserve the right to terminate, without refund, your Drive a Train Experience Day if it is deemed unsafe on the day for the participant to take part in the Drive a Train Experience by the Footplate Experience Manager or by a member of our staff.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
05/09/2020 to 14/11/2020
Driver Experience - Steam
Under expert tuition you’ll be given an introduction to one of our steam locomotives together with a safety briefing before taking to the footplate to learn the skills involved.  Then, you’ll take the controls and drive and fire the locomotive yourself.
 
At the end of your time with us you’ll receive a commemorative certificate and gift pack of information about the railway.  You’ll also receive a year’s membership to the Avon Valley Railway.

Suitable for 18+
Avon Valley Railway, Bristol
05/09/2020 to 03/10/2020
Day Out With Thomas - Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

Activities


Join the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway for trainloads of fun and a day of anniversary celebrations!

Take a train ride with Thomas, the number 1 blue engine. Meet The Fat Controller who will be keeping all of the celebrations in order and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty in a birthday singalong.

Plus lots more to enjoy, including:

• Meet Percy in the station
• Unlimited miniature steam train rides
• Re-enactments with Rusty & Dusty and The Fat Controller
• Magic & puppet show
• Museum of Scottish Railways
• Meet The Fat Controller
• Unlimited playtime on the roundabout, bouncy castle, inflatable slide and swings at Bo’ness & Birkhill stations
• Other Thomas & Friends-themed activities

FAQs


Length of Train ride?
20 minutes each way

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
No.

Opening and Closing time of each event
9.30am - 4.30pm.

Specific characters appearing at the event:
Thomas, Percy.

Railway Information


Opening times

Opens at 09:30am - Closes at 4:30pm

Facilities

Parking

Free car parking available at Bo’ness Station and in the surrounding streets.

Address

Bo’ness Station Union St
Bo’ness
West Lothian
EH51 9AQ


Additional Information

Pushchairs, Prams and Buggies – space on our trains is very limited so we offer a free buggy park* at Bo’ness Station where you can leave your pushchair, pram or buggy while you travel to Birkhill and back. Alternatively access to and from the event site is permitted throughout the day (please ensure you carry your Day out with Thomas event ticket with you at all times) should you prefer to leave your pushchair, pram or buggy in the car. If you intend to get off the train and enjoy the activities and entertainment at Birkhill you will not have your pushchair, pram or buggy until you get back to Bo’ness. If you have any queries please see event staff of the day

Please Note: Buggy park is unsupervised and items are left at owner’s risk. SRPS accepts no liability for any loss of items on the day.

Exact details of entertainment subject to availability and change.

If you have booked tickets for the 2.20pm train it is advisable to enjoy all there is to do at Bo’ness before you take your train ride to Birkhill as some things may be unavailable when you get back to Bo’ness following your return journey from Birkhill.


Day Out With Thomas™ ©2020 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

The Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway, Bo'ness
05/09/2020 to 06/09/2020
Day Out With Thomas - Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

Activities


Join the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre for trainloads of fun and a day of anniversary celebrations!

Take a train ride with Thomas, the number 1 blue engine. Meet The Fat Controller who will be keeping all of the celebrations in order and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty in a birthday singalong.

Plus lots more to enjoy, including:

• Meet Percy
• Watch Rusty and Dusty’s live children’s show
• Enjoy Teacup rides
• Ride on the miniature railway
• Visit the Railway Museum
• Enjoy storytelling with The Fat Controller or Rusty and Dusty
• Other Thomas & Friends-themed activities

FAQs


Length of Thomas ride?
20 minutes.

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
Yes.

Opening and Closing time of each event:
10.30am-5pm. Last admissions 3.30pm.

Specific characters appearing at the event:
Thomas, Percy.

Railway Information


Opening times

Opens from 10.30am to 5.00pm.

Facilities

Parking

Free parking for vehicles.

Address

Station Road
Quainton
Near Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP22 4BY


Day Out With Thomas™ ©2020 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
05/09/2020 to 06/09/2020
Rail Ale Trail: Pies & Pints
Does chugging through lush valleys and pretty villages, stopping at some of the finest drinking establishments enroute to sample a pint of locally brewed ale sound like the ideal way to spend a day? Then embark on a Rail Ale Trail and explore the fascinating history, heritage and hops that the area is home to!
 
The tours include an unlimited travel ticket for the East Lancashire Railway, a Blue or Green Badge Guided tour lasting approximately 5 hours, a bottle of ale or beer sampling and lunch. Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.
 
Rail Ale Trail Guided Tours run on selected dates throughout the year and are a full day experience priced at £41.50 per person for 2019, with 25 people on each tour. The day will start at finish as Bury Bolton Street Station, and require some form of walking, whether that’s the short, level walk from the station to the pub or a more strenuous walk around some of the local scenery - please read each individual tour description carefully.
 
Grade   Amount/Type of Walking
0          No walking required.
1          Walking on pavements in local villages
2          Walking 10 – 20 minutes on pavements between pubs. and hills in local villages
3          Strenuous walking 20 – 30 minutes between pubs, walking on pavements uphill, muddy track through woods, good grip boots/shoes required.
4          Hiking involved, hiking boots required. Steep hills and muddy tracks. 20 minutes – 1 hour walk between pubs.
 
Due to the varied terrains on which the tours take place visitors with mobility difficulties are asked to contact the railway prior to booking to discuss individual requirements and tailored tour itineraries.
 
Whilst dogs are allowed on the train they may not be permitted in the pubs, therefore, aside from Guide Dogs, we do not recommend bringing pets along on the tour. Please note that hen and stag parties are prohibited on the Rail Ale Trail tours. Tours are suitable for visitors aged 18 years + only. The East Lancashire Railway reserves the right to refuse entry and travel to any customers who join the tour as part of a stag or hen party, or are too heavily under the influence of alcohol.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
05/09/2020 to 17/10/2020
The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Newcastle

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in Newcastle Upon Tyne with their most sensational show yet, FLIGHT OF FANTASY!

Location details

Address

The Sabai Pavilion,
Times Square,
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 4EP

Climb aboard for the trip of a lifetime as the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) send you soaring to spectacular diamante-dipped song and dance destinations, with over 400 stunning costumes.

Comedy turbulence is the in-flight order of the day as we take you mile high at the biggest party in the sky!

From Las Vegas to Las Palmas ! Bollywood meets Broadway! The decadence of the Moulin Rouge will be brought to (night)life!

So get those Nails, Hair, Hips and Heels on point, because you’re going ‘out-out’, up and away on a Flight of Fantasy with The Lady Boys of Bangkok!

Grab your tickets, the sky’s the limit for the UK’s favourite cabaret show!

Why not treat yourself to tickets at our exclusive Champagne Tables (£450 for up to 8 guests, plus 1 bottle of Champagne and 2 x souvenir brochures), for further information call the booking line on 0871 705 0705

Please note that under 18's will not be admitted. ID may be requested

The Lady Boys of Bangkok operates an active ticketing policy, subject to demand, therefore ticket prices may increase. This will not affect tickets already purchased.

The Sabai Pavilion, Newcastle
05/09/2020 to 20/09/2020
Grace Campbell: Why I'm Never Going Into Politics
Grace Campbell is a force to be reckoned with. From a very young age, Grace has been taking on powerful men. She started with her father Alastair Campbell and his ex-boss Tony Blair, when she was growing up in and around Westminster.  Since then Grace has challenged the patriarchy with her feminist collective The Pink Protest. And now, she wants to have a friendly fight with the world she grew up in; politics.

In Grace’s debut stand-up show, you can expect vagina jokes, why she thinks she caused Brexit, anecdotes of hanging out with Putin’s kids, plus trying (and failing) to bring the Labour Party back together Grace is rude, laugh-out-loud funny and wildly outspoken.

As seen on Channel 4 & BBC Politics Live.

Complete Sell-Out Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019.
Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with The Found
Recommended 16+
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
05/09/2020 20:00
NABBA Qualifier
NABBA Qualifier at Bolton Albert Halls
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
06/09/2020 10:00
Pines Express - Two Course Dining Train
This is a Dining Train event onboard one of our heritage steam trains.  Seats are in open carriages around tables of two or three people
 
Our onboard bar will be open serving a range of wine, beer, cider and soft drinks.
 
Under 12’s not encouraged
 
2 Course Pines Express Menu
 
Mains -
Our famous silverside of beef with Yorkshire pudding
Chicken and bacon salad with new potatoes
Vegetable casserole with mini cheese scones
 
All the above served with roast potatoes, new potatoes and three seasonal vegetables
 
Desserts -
Homemade apple and raspberry pie with clotted cream
Trifle and cream
 
Tea/Coffee/Mints/Fudge
Avon Valley Railway, Bristol
06/09/2020 to 04/10/2020
Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana
Those good ol’ boys in ELVANA ‘Elvis fronted Nirvana’ are delighted to announce that they will be touring their first ever fully ‘Unplugged’ show in 2020. Emulating the iconic Nirvana Unplugged concert, Elvana will be performing many of the tracks of this show including ‘Jesus Don’t Want Me for a Sunbeam, ‘Lake of Fire’ and ‘Where did you sleep last night?’ All shook up with a splash of Elvis Presley and tongues shoved firmly into cheeks. This is an evening with Elvana as you’ve never seen them before. Very Limited number of seats available so make sure to book early and avoid disappointment.
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
06/09/2020 19:00
John Archer

Semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent and support act for Tim Vine on 7 UK tours, John Archer finally takes to the stage on his own one man show.

A rare chance to see baffling magic with a dash of comedy thrown in by the man who many consider to be the best Comedy Magician in the UK today.

The first man to fool Penn and Teller on ITV’s ‘Fool Us’ with Jonathan Ross and a former winner of the prestigious Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year.

The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
06/09/2020 20:00
Josie Long
Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hard-to-pin-down-indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back with a brand new show after a brief hiatus, during which she had a baby and so on.

How do you bring someone into a world that everyone keeps telling you is ending? This show is about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood, but mostly about kindness, gentleness, and joy - all in all, the edgiest thing you will see this year. The aim is for you to come out of it feeling optimistic about the future, although that is a big ask. At the very least there will be some really silly voices in it, and that’s not nothing.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
07/09/2020 20:00
Steve Bugeja: Tried To Start His Own Nickname
One of comedy’s most exciting rising stars, Steve Bugeja (AKA ‘The Mighty Booj’, ‘Moulin Booj’, or – for December only – ‘Ebenezer Booj’) is bringing his brand new show for 2020. A familiar face on TV and radio, Steve hosted the BBC Radio 4 series Economics with Subtitles, and has made numerous appearances on TV shows such as The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central).
A prolific writer, Steve was a key member of the writing team for The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One) and for Iain Stirling’s Celebability (ITV2), and has contributed material to Mock the Week (BBC2), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and to BBC Radio 4.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
08/09/2020 20:00
Steve Hughes: Are you serious?
Returning to the UK for his first full length tour in six years, Australian (and adopted Brit) comedy legend Steve Hughes is known the world over for his hard hitting, take no prisoners stand up.

Internationally renowned as a comedy powerhouse, Steve has spent the past 5 years confronting his demons, recovering from a crippling breakdown and severe depression.  He’s lucky to be alive, let alone funny.  But when your life turns to hell there has to be a few laughs in there somewhere…

Having been to the abyss, Steve now returns to the UK better – and more lucid than ever before.  He’s recently played to sell-out crowds and great critical acclaim around Australia, now catch his highly-anticipated return to the UK.  Join him as he offers a hilarious ride through the dark night of the soul and presents his inciteful interpretation of an insane world.

Free-thinking, intelligent, opinionated; this is Steve doing what he’s always done best; making the uncomfortable acceptable and the horrifying hilarious.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
08/09/2020 20:00
Akram Khan – Xenos

Out of all the creations I have been blessed to be involved in, XENOS is the one that I find to be the closest in line with my personal journey as an artist.

The themes of reflection, death, rebirth, time, alienation, identity, memory, are all part of this creative process, and together with some incredible collaborators, I have embarked on this challenging journey, to give birth to XENOS.

Essentially, this work is a reflection of how I feel about our world today. It is about our loss of humanity, and how, through past and present wars, we are yet again confronted by the burning question of what it is to be human. How can we as humans, have such ability to create extraordinary and beautiful things from our imagination, and equally, our immense ability to create and commit violence and horrors beyond our imagination.

Prometheus saw this in mankind before we, as a species, ever recognised it.

– Akram Khan

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
09/09/2020 to 10/09/2020
You're In My Heart You're In My Soul
Paul delivers the Classic Rod hits with style from Maggie May & Baby Jane to You wear it well and First cut is the deepest and many more…
A Tribute to Mr Gravel Voice himself, Paul incorporates everything you would expect to see and hear at a genuine Rod concert,
Featuring all the hits from an incredible career spanning 5 decades, Paul performs with an amazing passion and energy and gives you the feeling you’re watching the man himself featuring  Laura on backing vocals.
This Tribute will ensure that you have Rodtastic evening where you can dance and sing along to all Rods greatest hits.
 
Rod Stewart Tribute Performed by Paul Farrow featuring Laura on Backing Vocals
Albert Halls, Bolton
11/09/2020 19:30
DWD - Gin Tasting Dinner
Put your taste buds to the test with an evening of gin tasting, served alongside a fine four course menu on board our beautiful Pullman style dining carriages.


£78.00 per head for 2019 - Adults only

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and ¾ steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    An expert led gin tasting evening with Kwoff Wines
    A four course meal with gins followed by tea or coffee and after dinner chocolates.

Gin Tasting Dinners run on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year. The evening starts at Bury Bolton Street Station at 7:30pm and finishes at approximately 10:15pm.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
11/09/2020 to 06/11/2020
Red Rose Diner
Fine dining and finesse are in abundance on our flagship dining experience, combining first-class food with superior service.

£58.00 per head for 2020 - Adult only

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

Our celebrated Red Rose Diners are the ultimate in foodie experiences, perfect for romantic meals and friendly get-togethers.

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and ¾ hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz
    A four course meal followed by tea or coffee and after dinner chocolates

Red Rose Diners run on selected Fridays and Saturdays from February to November. The diners depart Bury Bolton Street Station at 7:30pm and return at approximately 10:15pm.


For more information visit www.diningwithdistinction.co.uk/experiences/red-rose-diner.aspx
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
11/09/2020 to 06/11/2020
The Carpenters Story - Goodbye To Love 2020 Tour
This highly acclaimed production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular celebration of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music, selling over 100 million albums and singles.

This brand new show for 2020 once again features the outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley, with Musical Director Phil Aldridge leading The Carpenters Story Orchestra as they re-create Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements.

Featuring all of the Carpenters hit songs including (They Long To Be) Close To You, Yesterday Once More, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, A Song For You, Rainy Days & Mondays, Goodbye to Love and many more!
The Plaza, Stockport
11/09/2020 19:30
Contra
Drawing from circus, stand-up and live art, Contra is a solo-cabaret of contradictions. Fierce, witty and uncompromising, this highly physical show interrogates personal, social and historical occupations of the female body and explores, literally, where such bodies are positioned and how we are meant to look at them. Expect scenes of nudity, aerial acrobatics, and explicit references to mythical reptiles and female sexuality.

Laura Murphy is a genre-defying queer performance maker from Bristol who makes text-driven and dynamic physical work about things that she thinks need to be talked about. Her work is cross-disciplinary fusion of theatre, live art, aerial choreography, dance and verbal explosions, which integrates intimacy and spectacle.

Laura is a CircusNext Laureate 2018-19 (European programme coordinated by Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe and supported by the European Union) and PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield, researching aerial work as critical performance.

Age Guidance: 18+ Contains nudity, strong language and frank discussions of sex and the body

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
11/09/2020 20:00
Peter Karrie: The Man Behind the Mask

**Rescheduled date to be confirmed**

A NIGHT OF MUSIC FEATURING HITS FROM:


Evita
Lion King
Jesus Christ Superstar
Les Miserable
Phantom of the Opera

Featuring the Magic Voices Choir.


His first success was as the lead singer of the band 'Peter and the Wolves'. Peter later toured the country as a singer and then went to London as a busker before he got his first role in a show. He has stared in most major musicals (Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera), often as the main roles. He is best known for the role as the Phantom in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical 'The Phantom of the Opera'. He was twice voted the favourite Phantom of members of the international Phantom Appreciation Society. The Vancouver Sun described his performance in the role as "definitive". He has appeared in concerts around the world, on television and on the radio. His own Beyond the Mask concert tour has been an international success, receiving excellent reviews. He has hosted his own radio and TV show in Wales. He created the title role in Bernard J. Taylor's dark musical 'Nosferatu'. The role was specifically written for Karrie, with his vocal range in mind. Karrie's TV show in Wales is called 'Young at Heart' and he has previously presented his own show 'Karrie on Karrie'. He appeared on Welsh TV's 'Children in Need' and at the 'Music Under the Stars' concert at the Faenol Festival in 2001

VOTED THE BEST PHANTOM OF ALL TIME
I.P.A.S

"THE DEFINITIVE PHANTOM"
Vancouver Sun


For bookings of 10 or more please contact the venue directly.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham
12/09/2020 19:00
Robert Temple: the Hypnotist - RED RAW
LAUGH ’TIL YOU’RE RED IN THE FACE

“The Hypnotist: Red Raw” is a brand new show where volunteers from the audience unlock their imaginations and create a once-in-a-lifetime show of improvised comedy under the influence of hypnosis - live on stage.

Robert Temple is back on tour after a phenomenal 23-day run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019, with this all new show featuring brand new sketches that’ll have you howling for days.

Things will be imagined, people’s identities forgotten, changed and their reality completely altered. All in in the spirit of a ruddy good laugh.

It’s the perfect night out whether you watch from the audience or you choose to participate as a star of the show, this is a night out not to be missed.

*No actors are used, members of the audience are asked to volunteer if they would like to participate at the start of every performance.

Not suitable for under 15’s.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
12/09/2020 19:30
Carl Hutchinson
After two consecutive sell-out years, Carl returns with a brand new show! Expect stories, observations & audience interaction. Always an exciting night, join this dynamic and versatile performer for a truly unmissable evening of comedy.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
13/09/2020 20:00
Andy Powell's Monday Matinee Cabaret
After two sell out Monday Matinee shows in the last twelve months Andy returns with another Monday afternoon extravaganza of live entertainment from some of the UK's finest performers.

Once again Andy will be joined by his special guests (to be announced soon) performing everything from Swing to soul, pop to Rock and Roll.

This show is variety of the highest order for only a fiver (including tea and biscuits) so booking early is definitely advised with over 600 people at the last event, this promises to sell out early
The Plaza, Stockport
14/09/2020 13:00
The Green Room: The Dear Boys
Hailing form the upper echelons of society, the Dear Boys - a pair of fine chaps indeed - have made it their life's work to bring to the masses their own brand of Cowardesque capers. Noel Coward that is!

Lords Anthony Mason and Michael Holmes cordially invite you to their musical extravaganza, with songs such as Mad Dogs and Englishmen, London Pride and Mrs Worthington.

Be prepared to be drawn into the eccentric world of two spiffing chaps out on a spree sharing songs, anecdotes and witty asides (hopefully) for all to enjoy. Pip Pip!
The Plaza, Stockport
15/09/2020 19:45
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

From the writers of the hit comedy Hormonal Housewives, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is the brand-new musical comedy show that does exactly what it says on the tin.

Join the Legendary Linda Nolan, X Factor Finalist Niki Evans, CBBC Creeped Out’s Stephanie Dooley and Olivier Award Winner Leanne Jones in GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN! A riotous night out of hilarious sketches and classic pop tunes that celebrate all that it means to be a 21st Century Woman!

Join the star cast of four refreshingly honest and unreserved girls on a riotous evening of laugh-out-loud sketches and classic pop anthems that define being a 21st Century woman. We take a no-holds-barred comedy romp through everything life throws at a modern day woman, dating, relationships, breakups, fashion, dieting, chocolate, more dieting, sex, going out, staying in, wine, more wine and of course, men. All are thrown under the microscope of uproarious dissection – no subject is too taboo!

Get involved and come along to channel your inner dive because Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Age Guidance: Suitable For Ages 16+

The Plaza, Stockport
17/09/2020 19:00
Totally Tina
From Nutbush to Wembley Stadium with The Queen of Rock’n’Roll
 
Come shake a tail feather with the UK’s official No1 Tina. . . Justine Riddoch and her talented cast.
When Tina Turner burst onto the scene, she won the hearts of music fans from the outset, creating a fearsome reputation for her live performances – and those never-ending legs!
Early hits River Deep – Mountain HighProud Mary and Nutbush City Limits were just a taste of what was to come. We Don’t Need Another HeroSimply the BestWhat’s Love Got To Do With ItI Don’t Wanna Lose You and When the Heartache is Over propelled her to stadium concert stardom.

Supported by her super-talented band and dazzling dancing girls in sequins, feathers and diamonds, Justine is the SUPREME Tina (National Tribute Awards). She’s got the looks, she’s got the moves, but most of all, she’s got THE voice. Join an army of loyal fans for a truly authentic, fun-packed musical spectacular!

www.totallytina.co.uk
The Edge, Wigan
17/09/2020 19:30
Simon Evans - The Work of the Devil
Simon Evans’ last show, Genius 2.0 (***** “A Masterclass” The Scotsman) provided an hilarious analysis of the departure of any visible sign of intelligence from modern life. But his new show raises the stakes, with his usual excoriating views of a world on fire given a perspective shift from personal revelations that turned his world upside down this year. 

Simon Evans is the star of Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth & Simon Evans Goes To Market. Simon has made appearances on This Week, Question Time, Celebrity Mastermind, Pointless Celebrities and Mastermind The Professionals

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
17/09/2020 20:00
Ride the Flying Scotsman to Rawtenstall
Enjoy either a return trip on Flying Scotsman, as well as unlimited travel on other standard services throughout the day.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
18/09/2020 to 27/09/2020
Ride the Flying Scotsman to Heywood
Enjoy either a return trip on Flying Scotsman, as well as unlimited travel on other standard services throughout the day.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
18/09/2020 to 27/09/2020
Highlands Afternoon Tea

There is no finer way to while away a few hours than by indulging in a spot of Afternoon Tea. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, savouries and cakes whilst delighting in the vintage ambience on board our immaculately restored dining train with this quintessentially British treat.

£45.00 per person

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

What’s Included?


 A beautiful 1 and ½ hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
 A welcome glass of fizz &
 A selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones with unlimited tea and coffee

Please note this service will not be behind by Flying Scotsman”  but one of our other operating Steam Engines

The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
18/09/2020 to 27/09/2020
Dine Behind Flying Scotsman

Celebrate Flying Scotsman's return to the East Lancashire Railway and take advantage of an exclusive opportunity to dine behind the prestigious locomotive.

Indulge in fine dining and first class service with a Flying Scotsman Dining with Distinction experience. Relive the prestige of luxury train travel from bygone years within the beautiful surrounds of our Pullman style dining carriages, complete with polished marquetry and dimmed table lamps which add to the nostalgic atmosphere. Sit back and relax on your steam powered gastronomic journey through the scenic Irwell Valley and let our dedicated dining team take care of your every whim.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
18/09/2020 to 26/09/2020
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – CERT 12A
Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival!

The Banff Mountain Film Festival joins the world’s best adventure film-makers and explorers as they push themselves to the limits in the most remote and stunning corners of the globe. Witness epic human-powered feats, life-affirming challenges and mind-blowing cinematography – all on the big screen!

An adrenaline-fuelled, not-to-be missed event with free prize giveaways that is guaranteed to ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel!

Photo Credit: Picture by Ben Tibbetts


Banff 2020 Blue Programme:
 
A Nordic Skater (5 minutes)

Nordic skating is the art of long-distance skating on natural ice and, on the spellbinding frozen fjords
and lakes of Norway, Per Sollerman has found his calling. A former action sports fan, Per now uses all
of his senses to journey safely over the ice and feel part of the landscape. An enticing portrayal of
this little-known sport.

Return to Earth (Tour Edit) (5 minutes)

Combining epic riding with life’s big questions, Return to Earth stars mountain biking’s biggest
athletes, unsung talents and up-and-coming youth as they shred gnarly trails from British Columbia
to Utah, while proving that when we lose track of time, we can make the most of it. In these
moments of clarity, there can be an entire lifetime worth remembering.

The High Road (18 minutes)

Nina Williams is drawn to climbing the most beautiful lines… which also happen to be the tallest.
Nina specialises in highball bouldering – climbing tall boulders of extreme difficulty, without a rope –
which combines the physicality of bouldering with the mental discipline of free soloing. Watch in
awe as she flexes her guns and tests her nerves well into the no-fall zone.

Spectre Expedition – Mission Antarctica (36 minutes)

1,000 miles, 200+kg, 65 days, 3 mates, 1 mountain. Using snow-kites to travel great distances, with
massive loads at speeds up to 60kmph, this is the epic tale of Leo Houlding, Jean Burgun and Mark
Sedon's daring dream to reach the summit of the most remote mountain on earth: The Spectre,
Antarctica.

The Frenchy (11 minutes)

Jaques Houot, 82, may just have found the fountain of youth. The Colorado-based French ski racer,
downhill mountain biker, road cyclist and incorrigible flirt is the embodiment of joi de vivre. Jaques
has survived countless close calls, including avalanches, cancer, car accidents, a heart attack and
even attempted murder. As a survivor, he tries to enjoy every day he has, ripping through the
mountains with his signature catchphrase, “No problem!”

The Long River Home (20 minutes)

US veterans who were injured in war come together for another mission as they guide blind Navy
veteran Lonnie Bedwell on a 14-day river trip in the Grand Canyon. Battling powerful rapids
including the daunting Lava Falls, this is a film about overcoming the residual impacts of war through
kayaking – forming a team, kicking out in the current and finding a line through the chaos.

The Running Pastor (9 minutes)

As a shepherd’s son, Sverri Steinholm grew up chasing sheep around the dramatic, otherworldly Faroe
Islands. Today he is a pastor of the Lutheran Church, the dominant religion on the islands. He is also a 
compulsive runner, finding solace and spiritual refuge from personal conflicts and the burdens of
priesthood on rugged, exposed trails of his homeland.
The Plaza, Stockport
18/09/2020 19:30
Murder Mystery Dining Train - Mum's Army (1940's-themed)
This is a Murder Mystery event.  Guests will gather on the platform for the first part of the performance before boarding the train.  During the main course the actors will divulge clues and aid in your deliberations.  The second part of the performance will either take place on the train or the platform (depending on weather conditions) and dessert will be served.  Finally you will dis-embark and reveal who you think did the crime.
 
This is a Dining Train event onboard one of our heritage steam trains.  Seats are in open carriages around tables of two or four people
 
Our onboard bar will be open serving a range of wine, beer, cider and soft drinks.
 
Under 15’s not permitted.
 
Guests to arrive 6.30 for prompt 7pm departure.
 
 
Menu (2 Course)
 
Mains -
Beef chasseur
Vegetable casserole
 
Served with new potatoes and seasonal vegetables
 
Desserts -
‘Death by Chocolate’ with clotted cream
Fruit trifle
 
Tea and Coffee with mints and fudge
Avon Valley Railway, Bristol
19/09/2020 18:30
Imagine - The John Lennon Songbook
From the Producers of That'll Be The Day "Imagine" tells the legendary story of John Lennon, from his dramatic rise to fame as a Beatle through to his iconic solo career.

Showcasing all John Lennon's greatest hits, including the eponymous Imagine, Jealous Guy, Give Peace a Chance, Starting Over, Come Together, Strawberry Fields Forever, All You Need Is Love and many more!

A beautifully crafted masterpiece of musical theatre, "Imagine" features authentic instrumentation, evocative costume and flawless live recreations of John Lennon's songbook, to wow even the most ardent Beatles and Lennon fan.
The Plaza, Stockport
19/09/2020 19:30
Life Drawing - Pre-Raphaelites
Join us each month for our new, themed life classes-no experience is necessary. The workshops will be fun and instructive and a great way to develop your artistic skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The perfect way to spend a Sunday! Each month we will be working from two different life models and you will receive tuition from professional illustrator, Paul Pickford. The cost of all materials used is included too.

The theme will be different each session:

19th April – Powerful Figures
24th May - Figures in Motion
14th  June – Rembrandt
19th July – Drag Superstars
23rd August – Pre Raphaelites
20th September - Drawing the Dog
18th October – Burlesque
22nd November –Gothic Art
13th December - Matisse
17th January – Alien Invaders
21st February – Period Costume
21st March – Artists of the Jazz Age
The Lowry, Salford
20/09/2020 10:30
I Spy With My Little Eye
Molly and Bingo the dog hope you can join them to celebrate Molly's sixth birthday.  There'll be a treasure hunt, all your favourite sing along songs and lots of party games - including Molly's favourite... "I Spy With My Little Eye!"

Based on the brand new picture book by Steven Lee (Don't Dribble On The Dragon, How the Koala Learnt To Hug) and brought to you by the creators of There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly, this adorable family musical celebrates everything great about being a kid - and everything great about having one.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
20/09/2020
Crimes in Egypt
Belgian detective extraordinaire, Artemis Arinae, is set to enjoy a holiday cruise along the river Nile when tragedy strikes. All the passengers and staff aboard are suspects, and the murder count is growing, will Arinae’s little grey cells identify the murderer in time?

A versatile cast of just four, brings to life lascivious lawyers, crocked captains, fastidious physicians, ardently amorous authors, feuding femme fatales, plodding paramours, friendly first mates and attractive Americans, in this romp inspired by Christie, Coward and Wodehouse, directed by James Farrell (Associate Director – The 39 Steps, West End).

Touring again following a sell-out world premiere run at Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio and a critically acclaimed national tour in 2019 (under previous title Crimes on the Nile).

Press for Crimes on the Nile

The Times – “celebrations of theatricality… a low budget aplomb worth of The 39 Steps”
The Stage – “Delightfully dotty”
Exeunt Magazine – “cannily conceived and impeccably made”
British Theatre Guide – “criminally hard to beat”
Stage Talk Magazine – “ingenious and very funny”
Swindon Advertiser – “utterly irreverent and hilariously funny”
Bath Echo – “a masterclass in ensemble playing”
Fine Times Recorder – “brilliant piece of physical theatre”
Fairy Powered Productions – “absolutely brilliant!”


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
20/09/2020 20:00
Yotam Ottolenghi - A Life in Flavour
An exclusive opportunity to hear directly from Ottolenghi himself about his life in flavour, and find inspiration for your own cooking.

Is flavour at the heart of your cooking? Do you dream of taking your food to the next level? Then don’t miss this chance to hear from chef and cookery writer Yotam Ottolenghi as he discusses the tastes, ingredients, and flavours that excite him, and how he has created a career from cooking.
 
Sharing his experience as a chef, restaurateur and food writer, Ottolenghi will offer unique insights into how flavour is dialled up and why it works – from basic pairings that are fundamental to taste, to cooking methods that elevate ingredients to great heights. He will also discuss his life and career, from how his upbringing has influenced his food, to opening six delis and restaurants in London.
 
Don’t miss your chance to purchase a copy of Yotam Ottolenghi’s new book Ottolenghi Flavour with your ticket for £20 (RRP £26). Yotam will be signing copies after the event.
 
Yotam Ottolenghi is a cookery writer and chef-patron of the Ottolenghi delis, NOPI and ROVI restaurants. He writes a weekly column in The Guardian’s Feast Magazine, a monthly column in The New Yorker and has published seven bestselling cookbooks: Plenty and Plenty More (his collection of vegetarian recipes); Ottolenghi: The Cookbook and Jerusalem co-authored with Sami Tamimi; and NOPI: The Cookbook with Ramael Scully. Sweet, with Helen Goh, is his baking and desserts cookbook. His 2018 award-winning book is Ottolenghi Simple, with Tara Wigley and Esme Howarth.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
22/09/2020 19:30
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
WINNER!
Best New Musical
Whats On Stage Awards, London
 
The smash-hit and critically acclaimed West End musical comes to The Lowry.
Funny, fabulous and feelgood, this is the musical sensation for all the family and not to be missed!

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation.
Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.
With an original score of catchy pop tunes by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae (Doctor Who), this brand-new musical will have everybody talking about Jamie for years to come. Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
22/09/2020 to 03/10/2020
Rose Royce featuring Gwen Dickey
Gwen Dickey relocated to the UK twenty years ago to enjoy a successful solo career playing to packed houses all over the UK, but now, with the newly reformed ROSE ROYCE, she and her legendary band are available once again for engagements in the USA and beyond
.
Judging by the reaction in the UK, we feel that no-one will want to miss their chance to experience ROSE ROYCE as they were always meant to be… with the ORIGINAL VOCALIST : the  unique, unequalled, and sounding better-than-ever…

Miss GWEN DICKEY!
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
24/09/2020 19:30
Jon Richardson: The Knitwit
Off The Kerb Productions Present:
Jon Richardson: The Knitwit

Will the recycling be put out on the right day? Who is going to smooth over the top of the margarine? How many lights are on upstairs when everybody is downstairs?
Watch Jon pretend that these aren't his foremost concerns as he leaves home on his first tour since the last one.

Best known as a team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Cats Countdown (Channel 4), host of Dave’s Ultimate Worrier, and upcoming sitcom Meet the Richardsons. As well as Would I Lie To You (BBC One), Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), and Taskmaster (Dave).

STRICTLY 14+ Likely to be swearing and Adult content
The Plaza, Stockport
24/09/2020 20:00
Day Out With Thomas - South Devon Railway

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

Activities


Join the South Devon Railway for trainloads of fun and a day of anniversary celebrations!

Take a train ride with Thomas, the number 1 blue engine. Meet The Fat Controller who will be keeping all of the celebrations in order and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty in a birthday singalong.

Plus lots more to enjoy including:

• Entry to the Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary
• Entry to the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm
• Re-enactments of classic Thomas stories with Thomas and The Fat Controller
• Vintage Bus Rides
• Vintage fairground rides
• Miniature railway
• Face painting
• Other Thomas & Friends-themed activities

FAQs


Length of Thomas ride?
15 minutes on the Thomas Shuttle and 1 hour and 15 minutes on the ‘Big Train’ to Totnes and back.

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
Yes.

Specific characters appearing at the event:
Thomas and Toad.


Railway Information


Opening times

9:30am – 6:00pm. Recommended final entry time 1:00pm.

Facilities

Parking

Free parking for 400 vehicles

Address

The Station
Dartbridge Road
Buckfastleigh
Devon
TQ11 0DZ


Day Out With Thomas™ ©2020 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

South Devon Railway
25/09/2020 to 27/09/2020
The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Derby

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in Derby with their most sensational show yet, FLIGHT OF FANTASY!

Location details

Address

Market Place,
Derby,
DE1 3AH
 

Climb aboard for the trip of a lifetime as the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) send you soaring to spectacular diamante-dipped song and dance destinations, with over 400 stunning costumes.

Comedy turbulence is the in-flight order of the day as we take you mile high at the biggest party in the sky!

From Las Vegas to Las Palmas ! Bollywood meets Broadway! The decadence of the Moulin Rouge will be brought to (night)life!

So get those Nails, Hair, Hips and Heels on point, because you’re going ‘out-out’, up and away on a Flight of Fantasy with The Lady Boys of Bangkok!

Grab your tickets, the sky’s the limit for the UK’s favourite cabaret show!

Why not treat yourself to tickets at our exclusive Champagne Tables (£450 for up to 8 guests, plus 1 bottle of Champagne and 2 x souvenir brochures), for further information call the booking line on 0871 705 0705

Please note that under 18's will not be admitted. ID may be requested

The Lady Boys of Bangkok operates an active ticketing policy, subject to demand, therefore ticket prices may increase. This will not affect tickets already purchased.

The Sabai Pavilion
25/09/2020 to 04/10/2020
The Vintage Boys
THE VINTAGE BOYS Rock ‘n’ Roll Show
Bringing the 50s and 60s into the 21st Century

Step back in time to the Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll as the sounds of the 50s & 60s are authentically recreated by The Vintage Boys.

With immaculate 3-part harmony, slick choreography, sharp suits and the backing of an incredible live band, the boys perfectly capture the look and sound of the golden era and will have you singing along and dancing in the aisles with their high-energy performance.

Featuring over 40 hits from stars of the 50s and 60s including Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Del Shannon, Bill Haley, Dion, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and many more!

The show also features a little taste of what today’s music would sound like in the 50s & 60s as the boys put their unique ‘Vintage’ twist on a couple of modern day pop hits.

Between them the boys have performed in theatres and concert halls worldwide, including Her Majesty’s Theatre and The Royal Albert Hall as well as performing roles in Jersey Boys and We Will Rock You. Their impressive vocal ability is matched by their energetic showmanship and infectious sense of fun.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
25/09/2020 19:30
The Magic Of Motown
Celebrating 60 magical years of Motown, immerse yourself in the sound of a generation as The Magic of Motown returns to the stage!

Get ready to Reach Out for a brand new show in 2020 with all your favourite Motown songs.

You will be going loco down in Acapulco, as we take you along memory lane with all the Motown classics from artists such as Marvine Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and many, many more.

Enjoy favourites including Heard It Through The Grapevine, Mr Postman, My Girl, Stop In The Name of Love, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and more!

This is Motown at its very best; signed sealed and delivered, touring the nation. The show of the year!

This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.

Promoter reserves the right to alter the programme.
The Plaza, Stockport
25/09/2020 19:30
No Dogs

PLACEHOLDER

The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
25/09/2020 to 26/09/2020
ELO Again
ELO AGAIN are back with their stunning 'Re-Discovery Tour’ celebrating the truly universal music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.

Now in their 8th year ELO AGAIN really give you a dramatic taste of what a legendary ELO concert would have been like back in their heyday, the whole experience is professionally re-enacted with a great sound reproduction, light show and visual effects. They perform all the big hits –MR BLUE SKY, LIVIN’ THING, SWEET TALKIN’ WOMAN, SHINE A LITTLE LOVE, CONFUSION,LAST TRAIN TO LONDON, ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN, WILD WEST HERO, DON'T BRING ME DOWN, THE DIARY OF HORACE WIMP, TELEPHONE LINE, TURN TO STONE plus many more.

As the UK’s No.1 tribute show, ELO AGAIN provide you with the spectacular live effect of ELO’s famous orchestrations, soaring strings and vocals. They certainly know how to entertain too, as the hits just keep on coming. Their version of MR BLUE SKY is breathtaking, full of passion and fervour; the whole auditorium will be on its feet.

Come along and relive the age of Glam Rock as ELO AGAIN pay tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne. You will revel in ELO’s unique symphonic rock style and hear some of the most unforgettable classic rock and pop songs of our generation. The timeless MR BLUE SKY returns, so Roll Over Beethoven -Rock 'n Roll Is King
The Plaza, Stockport
26/09/2020 19:30
The Opera Boys - A Night at The Musicals
The Opera Boys return with a brand new show for 2020, featuring the biggest songs from the West End and Broadway. Immaculate 4-part harmony musical medleys are combined with stunning solo performances from shows that the boys themselves have performed in over the years.

From timeless classics like Les Miserables, Phantom of The Opera and West Side Story, to modern smash hits such as Jersey Boys, We Will Rock You and The Greatest Showman, this is the perfect show for musical theatre lovers both young and old.

The show also features a selection of beautiful operatic arias that the boys have become known for over the last few years, from La Donna e Mobile to Nessun Dorma.

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.

The boys trained at some of the UK’s finest schools including The Royal Academy of Music, and have each become highly successful performers in their own right. Between them they have performed lead roles on London’s West End and on Broadway in New York. They have performed as backing vocalists to some of the world’s biggest superstars including Russell Watson, Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and Elton John, and in 2015 one of the boys appeared as part of the Belgian entry for The Eurovision Song Contest, performing to a global audience of 200 million, and placing a very respectable 4th in the competition!

Together the boys have performed in theatres and concert halls throughout the UK and have travelled all over the world performing their show. In 2018 they performed as soloists with The National Symphony Orchestra.

They have been invited to perform at a number of prestigious events including the 10th Anniversary of the world’s most famous cruise ship, Cunard’s superliner Queen Mary 2, and the inaugural voyage of P&O’s largest cruise ship Britannia, launched by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
26/09/2020 19:30
Ruthie Henshall
Ruthie Henshall is back in the UK with a new intimate show In My Life which plays an exclusive three-city tour in April 2020. 

In My Life premiered at the Sydney Opera House in June 2019 and went on to tour Australia playing to packed houses and a slew of five-star, rave reviews.

This new intimate show is a rare opportunity to see this dazzling star up close and personal, reinterpreting highlights from her acclaimed career as well as exploring the work of other iconic artists from Stephen Sondheim and Carole King to Victoria Wood and The Beatles. Ruthie is accompanied by her musical director, Paul Schofield, on piano.

Ruthie Henshall is one of the most celebrated stars in the history of the West End. Her multi-award winning career has seen her star in the most popular musicals of the past thirty years in the West End and on Broadway from her iconic appearance as Fantine in Les Misérables (including the tenth anniversary concert) to her Olivier Award nominated performances in Crazy For You, She Loves Me (winner), Peggy Sue Got Married, Marguerite and Chicago.  Ruthie’s other credits include Cats, Miss Saigon, Oliver!, A Chorus Line, Putting It Together, Billy Elliot (including the world-wide cinema release) and her legendary appearance as both Roxie and Velma in Chicago in the West End and on Broadway. She recently starred as Mama Morton in Chicago, making her the only British actress to play all three female leads in the show. Ruthie has enjoyed tremendous success in plays, in concert and on television, including her stint as a judge on Dancing on Ice. Her recordings include four solo albums and numerous cast recordings.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
27/09/2020 20:00
Tiff Stevenson - MOTHER
Tiff Stevenson (Mock The Week, 8 Out of Ten Cats, People Just Do Nothing, Game Face) squats and delivers her 2019 critically acclaimed solo show about the extreme sport of womanhood. Birthing her vision of the future before your eyes, how she hopes it will be... free from class war, poverty and consent issues.

Also dragging the overdue spectre of what it is more likely to be: t-shirt feminism, Jordan Peterson and corporate wokeness from her loins.

All without an epidural.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
27/09/2020 20:00
Rob Beckett - Wallop

Rob Beckett is back on tour with a brand-new stand-up show. It’s been a busy few years for the Mouth of the South and he’s coming to see you to fill you in and make you laugh.

Host of BBC One’s All Together Now and team captain on Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats. He is also the star of BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You?, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, BBC Two’s Mock The Week, ITV’s Play To The Whistle, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and Sky’s A League of Their Own. And he is a host of Dave’s podcast, The Magic Sponge, alongside Jimmy Bullard and Ian Smith.

Age Guidance: Strictly 14+
Swearing and Adult Content

The Plaza, Stockport
30/09/2020 20:00
Kevin Jones Comedy Night

‘Telling the Wrong Man he had Cancer and Other Hilarious Stories’

Dr Kevin Jones is a practising consultant physician who has been on the comedy and after-dinner circuit for 30 years.
This one-off, one and half hour special performance will be poignant, insightful, bizarre and gut-wrenchingly funny, celebrating the dark comedy inherent in hospital medicine. Kevin is kindly donating all proceeds of this event to Bolton Hospice. Don’t miss this opportunity to see him here in Bolton!

Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
01/10/2020 19:30
DWD - Wine Tasting Dinner
Put your taste buds to the test with an evening of wine tasting, served alongside a fine four course menu on board our beautiful Pullman style dining carriages.

£78.00 per head for 2020 - Adults only

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

What’s included?

    A beautiful 3 hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    An expert led wine tasting evening with Kwoff Wines
    A four course meal with wine followed by tea or coffee after dinner mints

Wine Tasting Dinners run on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year. The evening starts at Bury Bolton Street Station at 7:30pm and finishes at approximately 10:15pm.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
02/10/2020 to 12/12/2020
Day Out With Thomas - Didcot Railway Centre

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

Activities


Join us at Didcot Railway Centre for trainloads of fun and a day of anniversary celebrations!

Take a train ride with Thomas, the number 1 blue engine. Meet The Fat Controller who will be keeping all of the celebrations in order and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty in a birthday singalong.

Plus lots more to enjoy, including:

• Watch re-enactments of classic Thomas stories with The Fat Controller
• Unlimited train rides behind Thomas
• Entertainment from Rusty and Dusty
• Balloon modellers
• Rides behind other steam engines
• Children’s activities
• Explore the Engine Shed
• Other Thomas & Friends-themed activities

Gates open at 10.00am and the fun continues until 5.00pm.

FAQs


Length of Thomas ride?
10 minutes.

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
Yes.

Specific characters appearing at the event:
Thomas, Toad.

Accessibility at the Station:
Access is through the subway at Didcot Parkway Station and includes a flight of steps to the Railway Centre entrance. Visitors are advised to check Didcot Railway Centre’s website for information about parking and the Access Statement.

Railway Information


Opening times

Gates open at 10.00am and the fun continues until 5.00pm (last admission 3.30pm)

Facilities

Parking

There is plenty of car parking in the multi-storey car park for Didcot Parkway Station – follow signs to station car park or brown signs to Didcot Railway Centre.

Address

Station Road
Didcot
Oxfordshire
OX11 7NJ


Day Out With Thomas™ ©2020 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot
03/10/2020 to 04/10/2020
My First Day Out With Thomas - Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

All aboard for My First Day Out With Thomas!

Activities


Join the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway for trainloads of fun and a day of anniversary celebrations!

Take a train ride with Thomas, the number 1 blue engine. Meet The Fat Controller who will be keeping all of the celebrations in order and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty in a birthday singalong.

Plus lots more to enjoy, including:

• Watch re-enactments of classic stories with Thomas and The Fat Controller.
• Join Rusty and Dusty’s storytelling.
• Find out how our railway inspired the original books featuring Thomas The Tank Engine.
• Other Thomas & Friends-themed activities.

FAQs


Length of Thomas ride?
3 to 4 minutes.
Additional train rides to Dalegarth Station will also be available (40 minutes each way).

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
Yes.

Opening and Closing time of each event:
The event will open at 09:30 and close at 17:30
The final outbound service from Ravenglass will be at 15:30 and the final inbound service from Dalegarth will be at 17:10 which will arrive at Ravenglass after the event has closed at 17:50.

Specific characters appearing at the event:
Thomas.

Railway Information


Opening times

Opens 10.30am to 4.00pm

Facilities

Parking

Ravenglass station car park is Pay and Display with 80 parking spaces. There are 3 designated disabled parking spaces by the main entrance to the ticket office.
More info

Address

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Ravenglass
Cumbria
CA18 1SW

Day Out With Thomas™ ©2020 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
03/10/2020 to 04/10/2020
Rail Ale Trail: Ramsbottom & Rawtenstall
Does chugging through lush valleys and pretty villages, stopping at some of the finest drinking establishments enroute to sample a pint of locally brewed ale sound like the ideal way to spend a day? Then embark on a Rail Ale Trail and explore the fascinating history, heritage and hops that the area is home to!
 
The tours include an unlimited travel ticket for the East Lancashire Railway, a Blue or Green Badge Guided tour lasting approximately 5 hours, a bottle of ale or beer sampling and lunch. Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.
 
Rail Ale Trail Guided Tours run on selected dates throughout the year and are a full day experience priced at £41.50 per person for 2019, with 25 people on each tour. The day will start at finish as Bury Bolton Street Station, and require some form of walking, whether that’s the short, level walk from the station to the pub or a more strenuous walk around some of the local scenery - please read each individual tour description carefully.
 
Grade   Amount/Type of Walking
0          No walking required.
1          Walking on pavements in local villages
2          Walking 10 – 20 minutes on pavements between pubs. and hills in local villages
3          Strenuous walking 20 – 30 minutes between pubs, walking on pavements uphill, muddy track through woods, good grip boots/shoes required.
4          Hiking involved, hiking boots required. Steep hills and muddy tracks. 20 minutes – 1 hour walk between pubs.
 
Due to the varied terrains on which the tours take place visitors with mobility difficulties are asked to contact the railway prior to booking to discuss individual requirements and tailored tour itineraries.
 
Whilst dogs are allowed on the train they may not be permitted in the pubs, therefore, aside from Guide Dogs, we do not recommend bringing pets along on the tour. Please note that hen and stag parties are prohibited on the Rail Ale Trail tours. Tours are suitable for visitors aged 18 years + only. The East Lancashire Railway reserves the right to refuse entry and travel to any customers who join the tour as part of a stag or hen party, or are too heavily under the influence of alcohol.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
03/10/2020 10:30
The Real Thing and Odyssey in Disco Fever Live
DISCO FEVER LIVE returns for a 5th year with The Real Thing - 'You To Me Are Everything' / 'Can't Get By Without You' / 'Can You Feel The Force' - and Odyssey - 'Native New Yorker'/ 'Use It Up And Wear It Out' / 'Going Back To My Roots'.
The Plaza, Stockport
03/10/2020 19:45
Myra Dubois: Dead Funny
Myra is dead; long live Myra! Realising she stands to miss out on the most attention she'll ever receive, the 'acid-tongued and funny to the bone' (Time Out) Myra brings forward her funeral to make sure people get it right! An irreverently sardonic and 'incredibly quick-witted' ★★★★ (The Scotsman) side-eye at death, dying and the theatrics of grief. Get ready to R.I.Pee your pants! As seen on The John Bishop Show (BBC1),Big Brother's Bit on the Side (Channel 5), and soon to appear in the feature film Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
03/10/2020 20:00
The Renown Pictures 8th Festival Of Film - Cert PG
The Renown Pictures 8th Festival Of Film - Cert PG
The Plaza, Stockport
04/10/2020 11:00
Cara Dillon
Cara Dillon, the multi-award winning Northern Irish singer, returns this Autumn to perform some of her favourite and most popular songs along with her band.

Cara has been celebrated as one of the finest exponents of traditional Irish song anywhere in the world and continues to honour her rich cultural heritage. Spanning a career of over 25 years, Cara continues to maintain an enviable position at the very top of her genre, and her voice has been lauded by the good and great since her very beginnings. She will be joined by a band featuring Sam Lakeman (Piano, Guitar), Ed Boyd (Guitar), Conal McDonagh (Uilleann Pipes) and Toby Shaer (Fiddle, Whistles).
 
www.caradillon.co.uk
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
04/10/2020 20:00
Johnny McEvoy

Johnny’s big break came in late 1966 when he recorded a song called Mursheen Durkin, an old ballad from the west of Ireland. It topped the charts at Number 1 for three consecutive weeks. It was followed up by The Boston Burglar which also reached Number 1.


His first tour of the United States was in 67. It involved 7 weeks of concerts during that hot summer of Hippies, Protests and Vietnam. One of the many famous venues he played was the “Hungry Eye” in San Francisco. However, his favourite was the famous “Carnegie Hall” in New York. It was at this stage in his career he had his third Number 1 hit with the song Nora from Sean O’Casey’s famous play “The Plough and the Stars”


On a golden August afternoon while sitting on a stone in the sun outside a pub in Co. Sligo came the inspiration to write his first song Long, long before your time. It too reached Number 1.


Many of his songs have become standards and been recorded by many other singers.

 

 


 

The Plaza, Stockport
05/10/2020 19:30
Jonathan Pie: The Fake News Tour
If no news is good news then good news is fake news.  Jonathan Pie returns to the road once more to berate the people in power - and the journalists apparently holding them to account. 
 
Jonathan Pie is the exasperated News Reporter whose videos have been seen across the world. His previous two tours have taken in venues such as the Hammersmith Apollo and the London Palladium and performances across the US and Australia.

Jonathan Pie has been described as ‘brilliant, brave, raw and analytical without forgetting to be funny’ by Ricky Gervais.  With over 1.2 Million Facebook followers, his videos regularly achieve millions of views going viral internationally. His response to the election of Donald Trump was viewed more than 150 million times world wide.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
05/10/2020 19:30
Pop Up Bowie

The Award winning ‘Pop up Bowie’ a stunning tribute to
DAVID BOWIE

With performances of all the great hits from every era of David Bowies career from the 70’s to the 90’s and beyond including Space Oddity, Life on Mars, Changes, Heroes, Under Pressure, Let’s Dance, Starman, Ziggy Stardust, Rebel Rebel and Ashes to Ashes.
With a full band Paul Anthony will perform 2 hours of Bowie’s biggest hits taking the audience on a musical journey, experiencing the masterpieces that made the late, great David Bowie the immortal legend he is today. ‘Pop-Up Bowie’ aims to inspire, uplift and celebrate the life of a true artistic genius. Experience the magic of Bowie’s music live with thrilling artistry, a theatrical performance that honours the revolutionary icon himself in the most respectful of ways. Paul Anthony was voted the UK’s No.1 David Bowie Tribute Act at the National Tribute Awards 2016

The Plaza, Stockport
06/10/2020 19:45
The Lady Boys Of Bangkok - Flight of Fantasy (Adults Only)
The ladyboys of Bangkok are back with their most elaborate show yet…‘’FLIGHT OF FANTASY‘’

Climb aboard for the ride of your lives as 16 of the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) take you soaring to a new world of dazzling diamante dipped song and dance destinations.

Comedy turbulence is definitely the inflight order of the day as your cabin crew, Ole and Jamie John, (Miss D.Q. the UKs only dwarf Drag queen) will be sending you mile high at the biggest party in town!!

Pop icons including ...Cher ... Tina Turner ...Calvin Harris ...Alexander Burke ...the Village People ...Shania Twain and so many more will have you dancing in the aisles.

Your inflight entertainment will recreate magical moments from Las Vegas to Las Palmas where Moulin Rouge meets Madonna, featuring over 400 stunning costumes.

So doll up, drink up and dance on!   It’s time to go OUT OUT !

Book your tickets and step aboard our FLIGHT OF FANTASY.. the new sensational show for 2020 from the Ladyboys of Bangkok!
The Plaza, Stockport
08/10/2020 19:30
Autumn Steam Gala
The leaves might be falling but the steam is still rising this Autumn at the East Lancashire Railway.

Favourites from the East Lancashire Railway’s home fleet will be joining special guest locomotives for an all steam spectacular.

Take the opportunity to travel up and down the line on a beautifully restored heritage engine!

Prices: Online bookings receive a 10% discount.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
09/10/2020 to 11/10/2020
The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Brighton

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back as part of the Brighton Festival with their most sensational show yet, FLIGHT OF FANTASY!

Location details

Address

The Sabai Pavilion,
Brighton Festival,
Hove Lawns,
Brighton
BN3 2PE

Climb aboard for the trip of a lifetime as the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) send you soaring to spectacular diamante-dipped song and dance destinations, with over 400 stunning costumes.

Comedy turbulence is the in-flight order of the day as we take you mile high at the biggest party in the sky!

From Las Vegas to Las Palmas ! Bollywood meets Broadway! The decadence of the Moulin Rouge will be brought to (night)life!

So get those Nails, Hair, Hips and Heels on point, because you’re going ‘out-out’, up and away on a Flight of Fantasy with The Lady Boys of Bangkok!

Grab your tickets, the sky’s the limit for the UK’s favourite cabaret show!

Why not treat yourself to tickets at our exclusive Champagne Tables (£450 for up to 8 guests, plus 1 bottle of Champagne and 2 x souvenir brochures), for further information call the booking line on 0871 705 0705

Please note that under 18's will not be admitted. ID may be requested

The Lady Boys of Bangkok operates an active ticketing policy, subject to demand, therefore ticket prices may increase. This will not affect tickets already purchased.

The Sabai Pavilion, Brighton BN3 2PE
09/10/2020 to 24/10/2020
Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible
One man. One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really.
Him with the shirts from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Radio 4.

‘No-one can touch Jones when he hits his stride’ The Guardian

One man. One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really.
Milton reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo.
But this is also a love story with the twist, or even a really bad sprain.
Just gloriously daft nonsense or is there a deeper meaning? Every man has his price. Sainsburys, where good food costs less.
The Plaza, Stockport
09/10/2020 19:30
Upbeat Beatles
The Upbeat Beatles are second to none - powerhouse vocals, precision harmonies and tight musicianship.
The guys have an easy, happy rapport with any crowd, giving them a reputation to be envied as the best in the business.
There isn’t a band to touch them - 8 bars of “Twist and Shout” and you will know why! No other band can perform this song like the Upbeat Beatles!
The show takes you through the Fab Four’s long and winding road from the early Cavern days through Beatlemania, America, Sergeant Pepper to Abbey Road, with narrative and full multi-media presentation.

If you love the Beatles you’ll love this show, and if you don’t love the Beatles you’ll love this show!
The Edge, Wigan
09/10/2020 19:30
Driver Experience - Diesel
Under expert tuition you’ll be given an introduction to our Class 31 diesel locomotive and safety briefing before taking to the loco to learn the skills involved.  Then, you’ll take the controls and drive the locomotive yourself, hauling a rake of passenger coaches.  You’ll also act as secondman on one of the journeys.
 
Refreshments (including lunch) will be provided.
 
At the end of your time with us you’ll receive a commemorative certificate and gift pack of information about the railway.  You’ll also receive a year’s membership to the Avon Valley Railway.

Suitable for 18+
Avon Valley Railway, Bristol
10/10/2020 09:45
Sunflowers And Sheds

Tickets for Sunflowers And Sheds at The Lowry

The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
11/10/2020
David Essex
Internationally renowned singer, composer and actor DAVID ESSEX OBE has announced his first major tour in over four years. The 18 date UK tour taking place in October 2020 will see him perform much loved hits spanning over his entire repertoire.
 
David first shot to fame when he went to an audition for the London production of the musical Godspell and was chosen by enthusiastic US producers for the role of Jesus. He received major awards and some ecstatic reviews which saw him lead a cast at the Roundhouse and then at the West End for two years.
 
Since then David Essex has enjoyed a remarkable career that has combined concerts, records, theatre, composing, films and television with striking success. He has written, recorded and produced albums that have sold millions of copies worldwide. He’s also had twenty-three Top 30 singles in Britain alone. These include the Grammy© nominated Rock On which not only topped the charts in Britain and the USA but sold over one million copies. Subsequent singles followed such as Lamplight, Hold Me Close and Gonna Make You A Star which made David a household name.  Mayhem ensued throughout the UK, with crowds for his concerts resembling Beatlemania and traffic stopping whenever he appeared.
 
David has continued to this day to produce and write albums including 2013’s Reflections and has contributed to stage and screen with the likes of Silver Dream Machine taken from Silver Dream Racer, in which he starred.
 
Acting credits also include That'll Be The Day, its sequel Stardust, Traveller, The Guvnors, Black Prince and more recently BBC TV's EastEnders as the head of the Moon family.  Theatre credits include outstanding performances in Evita, Boogie Nights 2, ELF!, Footloose, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects Of Love, plus his own musicals Mutiny! and All The Fun Of The Fair.
 
David has also written a bestselling poetry book Travelling Tinker Man & Other Rhymes plus two successful autobiographies A Charmed Life and Over The Moon, the latter a Number 1 Sunday Times Bestseller.
 
David Essex is the only artiste in the world to have achieved success in all areas of entertainment and continues to break boundaries with his unique talent. On the tour Essex said:
 
“I've had so many requests to tour again, so I’ve decided to do one more tour. I'm looking forward to touring the UK again in October 2020, it should be fun"”
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
11/10/2020 19:00
Friends! - The Musical Parody
Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of the group of 20-something pals we love from the hit TV show as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990’s Manhattan.

Friends! The Musical Parody is a fabulous good-hearted romp through our favourite moments from the hit TV show in an uncensored, hilarious, fast-paced, music-filled production.

Ross, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, Joey and Rachel, haven’t gone anywhere and are singing and dancing their way back into our hearts in Friends! The Musical Parody the first UK and Irish tour of the hilarious New York and Las Vegas hit musical that lovingly lampoons the popular TV sitcom. You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll Unagi!

It's a typical day at New York's only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear!

With friends like these, who needs television? PIVOT!
The Plaza, Stockport
11/10/2020 19:30
Sleeping Beauty
Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky

After the sell-out performances of Nutcracker and Swan Lake last year, Russian National Ballet returns to the UK.

Every child’s favourite fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score.

Stunning choreography, sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets form the fantasy world in which the Lilac Fairy struggles against the evil Carabosse.

Outline based on the fairy-tale by Charles Perrault, the Sleeping Beauty tells of the Princess Aurora, cursed at her christening by the evil Carabosse to prick her finger one day on a spindle and die.

Thanks to the timely intervention of the Lilac Fairy, she doesn’t die, but sleeps for a hundred years.

Woken by a prince, who has battled through the Enchanted Forest to reach her, they marry at a ceremony attended by nursery rhyme characters like Puss in Boots and all the other forest creatures.

There are no scores more successful in supporting the full range of ballet than those by Tchaikovsky.
Highlights include the Famous ‘Rose Adagio’ when Princess Aurora is introduced to four princes.

A wonderful evening out and memories which you will cherish long after the final curtain falls.

Kindly Note: This performance is performed to play back music.
The Plaza, Stockport
13/10/2020 19:30
An Audience With Cannon And Ball

If it's laughter that you are looking for you've come to the right place! Cannon and Ball bring their own magical and unique brand of humour to The Plaza in 2020. Opening the show with 45 minutes of unforgettable "Cannon & Ball" they will perform some of their legendary sketches and routines before the interval.

Tommy and Bobby open Act Two with a song and then into storytelling of their career after which they will open the mic to the audience for Q&A's. This magical and intimate "Close and Upfront!" evening is a treat for all comedy fans of all ages!

The Plaza, Stockport
14/10/2020 19:30
Wuthering Heights

by Emily Brontë, adapted by Emma Rice

A National Theatre and Wise Children co-production in association with York Theatre Royal

A romantic revenge tragedy.

Rescued from the Liverpool docks as a child, Heathcliff is adopted into the Earnshaws’ farmhouse home of Wuthering Heights.

Lost in his new surroundings, he finds a kindred spirit in Catherine Earnshaw, and their fierce love ignites.  But when forced apart, they unleash a brutal chain of events that will haunt generations to come.

Shot through with music, dance, passion and hope, Emma Rice (Romantics Anonymous, Wise Children, Brief Encounter) transforms Emily Brontë’s masterpiece into a uniquely theatrical experience. Lucy McCormick (Post Popular) and John Pfumojena (Peter Pan) lead the company of performers and musicians.

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
15/10/2020 to 24/10/2020
Carole - The Music of Carole King
Carole -The Music of Carole King is a celebration of the music of one of the world’s greatest songwriters Carole King. Following a fantastic debut tour in 2019 Carole returns to the stage with an even bigger production for 2020.

With a cast of the UK’s finest singers, dancers and musicians this wonderful homage takes you on an incredible journey through the music that defined an era. From that early hotbed of creativity that was New York's Brill Building in the 1950’s and 1960’s through to the Troubadour Club and the California singer songwriter movement of the early 70’s. The incredibly talented cast will not only have you dancing in the aisles but will bring you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

Featuring not only songs from the Carole King Songbook but songs from some of the greatest songwriting partnerships of the 50’s and 60’s.Songs that were recorded by some of the greatest artists of all time including Aretha Franklin, The Drifters, The Shirelles, Bobby Vee, The Monkees, The Beatles, Dusty Springfield, Little Eva, The Everly Brothers, James Taylor and of course Carole King herself.

www.caroletheshow.com
The Plaza, Stockport
15/10/2020 19:30
The Houghton Weavers

Tickets for The Houghton Weavers at The Stockport Plaza


THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS have been entertaining folk now for 45 years with their unique blend of popular folk music, humour and audience participation.

In their time together, the group have performed thousands of concerts, recorded over 30 albums, and starred in several of their own highly successful BBC radio and TV series.

THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS promise a fun-packed show suitable for all the family. There will be plenty of laughter and the old favourites such as the Blackpool Belle, Matchstalk Men and Wild Rover together with new songs and funny stories galore!

The Houghton Weavers guarantee a wonderful evening of entertainment and their experience – together with their style and professionalism – ensures that, as their motto says, they always `Keep Folk Smiling!’


The Plaza, Stockport
16/10/2020 19:30
Birdsong In Bedlam
Struggling to come to terms with the death of his wife, Eddie turns to drink and drugs, a voyage taking him on a personal journey of discovery, leading him to question his own existence.

Searching his conscience, confronting demons, and facing his fears.

Join him in his quest to find the truth that lies within.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
17/10/2020 to 23/10/2020
The Blow Monkeys
With hits like ‘Digging Your Scene’ and ‘It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way’, The Blow Monkeys epitomised the glamour of mid-80s pop at its most graceful and sophisticated. In the band’s frontman Robert Howard (aka Dr. Robert), they possessed a tall, charismatic singer who was both camera-friendly and clever, who appeared to be just as much at ease on the catwalk that is pop’s conveyer belt as he was penning witty, incisive songs. While quite clearly Robert’s band, though, the Blow Monkeys were also gifted three immensely talented musicians in bassist Mick Anker (he of the trademark bowler hat), saxophonist Neville Henry and drummer Tony Kiley.

Behind the band’s stylish veneer lay something else, which became increasingly apparent from Robert’s lyrics. While some of the Smash Hits generation avoided politics with a capital P, The Blow Monkeys openly criticised the policies of the Conservative government, railing against social injustices and adopting an openly left-of-centre stance on issues of the day.

From openly endorsing the gay community “Digging Your Scene” to an outright attack on Margaret Thatcher ‘Celebrate (The Day After You)’ – a duet with the late, great Curtis Mayfield, The Blow Monkeys were always the thinking person’s pop group.

As the 1980s progressed, so too did the band’s musical style, from a sound once dubbed “jazz punk” by Robert to a more soulful, jazzy style and an ever-increasing adoption of dance music. The Blow Monkeys of their rare, indie debut single ‘Live Today Love Tomorrow’ (recorded on a shoestring in 1981) would be barely recognisable to those who bought the Balearic remix of ‘La Passionara’ from 1990. And yet a soulful, spiritually uplifting strain has continued to run through their music – and, indeed, that of Robert’s solo recordings – to this day.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham
17/10/2020 19:30
That'll Be The Day
Prepare for a nostalgia extravaganza as the UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety performance returns with the BEST OF THAT’LL BE THE DAY!

This very special edition of the show presents the most popularly requested songs, impressions and comic sketches from over 33 years of touring! Featuring smash hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s this is a throwback evening of brilliant entertainment that guarantees to have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over!
Early booking is advised as this ever-popular show attracts a big audience of music lovers ready to party!‘
The Plaza, Stockport
17/10/2020 19:30
Life Drawing - Burlesque
Join us each month for our new, themed life classes-no experience is necessary. The workshops will be fun and instructive and a great way to develop your artistic skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The perfect way to spend a Sunday! Each month we will be working from two different life models and you will receive tuition from professional illustrator, Paul Pickford. The cost of all materials used is included too.

The theme will be different each session:

19th April – Powerful Figures
24th May - Figures in Motion
14th  June – Rembrandt
19th July – Drag Superstars
23rd August – Pre Raphaelites
20th September - Drawing the Dog
18th October – Burlesque
22nd November –Gothic Art
13th December - Matisse
17th January – Alien Invaders
21st February – Period Costume
21st March – Artists of the Jazz Age
The Lowry, Salford
18/10/2020 10:30
Back to Bacharach
Back To Bacharach is an exciting production, touring throughout the UK featuring some of the finest West End vocalists, accompanied by the amazing "Magic Moments Orchestra", recreating Burt Bacharach's timeless masterpieces.

A perfect evening of nostalgia, great songs and stunning performance.

All of his greatest hits are featured in this amazing 2 hour show including...
Alfie - What The World Needs Now - The Look Of Love - Close To You - I Say A Little Prayer - What's New Pussycat - Do You Know The Way To San Jose - Walk On By - Magic Moments - Trains & Boats & Planes - 24 Hrs From Tulsa - Anyone Who Had A Heart - I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Wishin' & Hopin' - Always Something There To Remind Me -Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
& Many More
Burt Bacharach is a legend of popular music who has won 6 Grammy Awards and 3 Academy awards with over 70 top 40 hits in the USA and over 50 top 40 hits in the UK, which have been recorded by many successful artists throughout the years such as:
Cilla Black - Tom Jones - Dionne Warwick - Aretha Franklin - Gene Pitney - Frank Sinatra - Elvis Presley - The Beatles - Dusty Springfield - Elvis Costello - The Carpenters to name a few.

Back To Bacharach is a fantastic show for all ages, friends and family, songs everyone will remember and fall in love with again.

There's Always Something There To Remind You !
The Plaza, Stockport
18/10/2020 19:30
Beverley Craven - Strings Attached
Fresh from the highly acclaimed, sell-out Woman To Woman UK tour with fellow artistes Julia Fordham and Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven makes a welcomed return to the stage.
 
Performing with a string quartet ensemble this intimate show will feature songs and stories spanning her 30-year career as a singer/songwriter and performer.
 
The Brit Award winner first shot to fame in 1991 when her debut album, featuring three of her top 20 hits, reached number 3 in the UK charts. A humorous and highly entertaining evening is in store as Beverley bares her soul and music onstage with classic songs such as Holding On, Loves Scenes, Memories and Promise Me. Her witty narrative, unforgettable melodies and poignant sentiments will leave you with a warm glow of nostalgia, or maybe even the odd tear… 


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
18/10/2020 20:00
Jen Brister
Brister has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about? Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of 'privilege'. Who has it? Who doesn't? And why does no one like to admit they have any?
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
18/10/2020 20:00
Clive Anderson
The host of Whose Line Is It Anyway, Loose Ends and Talks Back takes to the road with his much-anticipated first ever solo tour, in a one-man show guaranteed to be funnier than Shakespeare's greatest tragedy.

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
21/10/2020 20:00
The Billy Fury Years

One of the best-selling recording artists of the 1960s, Billy Fury enjoyed a string of hit singles totalling a remarkable 332 weeks in the British charts. Hailed as "the best Fury since Fury", Michael King and his fantastic band take you on a journey through the musical career of this rock n roll legend.

An exciting 2 hour show filled with Billy Fury's greatest hits and more delivered live in true Fury style. This is a night of pure breathtaking Billy Fury entertainment plus the best Fury sound you will hear!

The whole show is further enhanced by fantastic audio and video effects plus various costume changes depicting the ever changing image and face of the Fury phenomenon.

The Plaza, Stockport
22/10/2020 19:30
Barbara Nice's Comedy Playground
Join Stockport housewife, cleaner to the stars, Take a Break reader and Britain’s Got Talent star Barbara Nice for all the best bits of her 25 years of delighting live comedy audiences, as well as new stuff she wrote on the bus.
 
A playful, life-affirming show for all the family. Help top up Barbara’s pension by coming along and having a pigging great time.

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
22/10/2020 20:00
The Animals
Having played here four times before, you know these guys give the one of the best live shows we have.    Featuring from the original Animals - John Steel & Mick Gallagher along with Danny Handley and Roberto Ruiz.
 
House of the rising sun,  Keep on running,  Gimme some lovin
Don’t let me be misunderstood, We gotta get out of this place,
Every Little bit hurts and so many more.
 
In 1964 a wave of new energetic rock and roll swept over the youth of the world. On the crest of this wave was The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and of course The Animals. From the banks of the River Tyne came the North East's offering; a brand of rhythm n blues that the whole world seemed to grasp greedily.
 
The Animals were the second British band to top the American charts after The Beatles with the now multi-million selling and legendary anthem, 'House of the Rising Sun'. The band subsequently achieved over twenty global Top Ten hit records, many of which gained the Number One slot in various parts of the world. In Britain alone, the band had no less than twelve chart entries.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham
23/10/2020 19:30
Jason Byrne: Audience Precipitation
He’s back for more comedy chaos! Jason has learnt over the past few years that we all need to “play” a bit more in our lives.
With this in mind, Jason will do what he does best, connecting with the audience in a way no other comic can. Whether it’s inviting or dragging (as it has been known) people up onto stage and making a “holy show of them” as they say in Ireland.
Jason’s Audience Precipitation, will be a laugh out loud, must see show, with a light drizzle of audience participation… ooohhh clever that.
 
Also seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC1), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1), The John Bishop Show (BBC1), and Father Figure (BBC1) Ireland’s Got Talent (Virgin), Wild Things (Sky1)
 
“Unmissable” Evening Standard
“Watching a new Jason Byrne show is a bit like witnessing lightning in a botttle” – Edinburgh Evening News
 “Byrne is consistently brilliant” – The Metro
 “The outright king of live comedy” Times
Social Media
Website: www.jasonbyrne.ie
Twitter: @thejasonbyrne
Facebook: @JasonByrneLive
Instagram: @thejasonbyrne
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
23/10/2020 20:00
Russian National Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty – a spectacular fairy-tale
Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky

After the sell-out performances of Nutcracker and Swan Lake last year, Russian National Ballet returns to the UK.

Every child’s favourite fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score.

Stunning choreography, sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets form the fantasy world in which the Lilac Fairy struggles against the evil Carabosse.

Outline based on the fairy-tale by Charles Perrault, the Sleeping Beauty tells of the Princess Aurora, cursed at her christening by the evil Carabosse to prick her finger one day on a spindle and die.

Thanks to the timely intervention of the Lilac Fairy, she doesn’t die, but sleeps for a hundred years.

Woken by a prince, who has battled through the Enchanted Forest to reach her, they marry at a ceremony attended by nursery rhyme characters like Puss in Boots and all the other forest creatures.

There are no scores more successful in supporting the full range of ballet than those by Tchaikovsky.
Highlights include the Famous ‘Rose Adagio’ when Princess Aurora is introduced to four princes.

A wonderful evening out and memories which you will cherish long after the final curtain falls.

For more information, please go to www.russian-national-ballet.com
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
24/10/2020 14:30
Navi King of Pop
King Of Pop is led by the world’s greatest Michael Jackson tribute artist ‘Navi’, with his incredible live band and dancers.

Navi is the only tribute artist ever to be chosen by Michael Jackson himself. Michael personally gave Navi a standing ovation after he was invited to perform at one of MJ's lavish birthday parties in Los Angeles.  They remained friends, and due to Navi’s incredible resemblance to the star, Navi was regularly hired as an official body double and decoy to distract fans and press when Michael visited the UK.
 
Navi’s thrilling show will take you closer than ever imagined to an original Jackson concert. Don’t miss this outstanding production featuring hits such as Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Black or White, Man In The Mirror and the ‘Jackson Five’ classics in a show suitable for the whole family.
The Edge, Wigan
24/10/2020 19:30
Russian National Ballet presents Swan Lake
Swan Lake – The greatest of all romantic ballets
Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky

After the sell-out performances of Nutcracker last year, Russian National Ballet returns to the UK with the most famous Ballet of all time. Swan Lake is one of Tchaikovsky’s best works, featuring some of ballet’s most memorable music and breath-taking dance.
 
Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odilie, who resembles each other so strikingly one can easily be mistaken for the other.
It is the compelling legend of a tragic romance in which a princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under?

Swan Lake is full of mystery and romance and has captured the imagination of generations over the years and it continues to attract worldwide audiences, young and old.

A wonderful evening out and memories which you will cherish long after the final curtain falls.

For more information, please go to www.russian-national-ballet.com
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
24/10/2020 19:30
Jenny Eclair
Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS!)
 
Having hit 60 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair AKA ‘The Face of Vagisan’ confronts a new decade of decrepitude. Now that it takes 20 minutes of scrolling down to find her DOB when she’s filling in forms online, should she celebrate or crawl into a hole?

What will her 60’s hold for this 1960’s babe and is it a legal requirement to buy Nordic walking poles?

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
24/10/2020 20:00
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Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
25/10/2020 14:00
Alexis Ffrench
In the past two years Alexis Ffrench has performed in New York, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Japan and London, including a sold-out performance at London’s iconic Union Chapel. Alexis boasts an impressive 100 million streams and 1.5 million monthly listeners, and is one of the fastest growing classical artists in the world. As both an artist and radio presenter, Alexis speaks to a wide audience and transcends boundaries & genres.
 
The new album Dreamland is released on the 27th March 2020. Alexis Ffrench says “In writing the album, I wanted to shine a light in times of darkness as an antidote to our troubled times; to give listeners an opportunity to stop, listen and breathe, if only for one three-minute track. I hope listeners use Dreamland as a form of escapism, to transport them to a safe and calm oasis in which they can create time for self-care, often an afterthought in our busy, stressful working lives.”

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
25/10/2020 20:00
Phil Wang
Philly Philly Wang Wang
THE 2019 EDINBURGH FRINGE SELL-OUT HIT

Following a sell-out 2018 tour,and fresh from a 2019 Edinburgh Fringe run that sold out in advance,Phil ‘Philly Philly Wang Wang’ Wang is back on tour with his newest show.

Phil has made a name for himself (that name being Phil Wang) exploring sex, romance, politics, and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage with shows that delight in his unique Wang brand of smart and silly. This one is about morality and the modern sense of self. Swell!

As seen on Taskmaster, Live at the Apolloand Netflix.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
26/10/2020 20:00
Stockport Operatic Society presents Top Hat
Stockport Operatic Society will present TOP HAT, This will bring the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the Plaza Theatre in one of the greatest dance musicals of all time whilst travelling between New York, London and Venice.

Packed full of Irving Berlin's greatest hits including "Puttin' on the Ritz" , "Isn't This a Lovely Day" (To Be Caught in the rain)?, "Cheek to Cheek",and "Top Hat,White Tie and Tails" , TOP HAT is an exhilarating celebration of 1930's song and dance.
The Plaza, Stockport
27/10/2020 to 31/10/2020
Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible
One man. One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really.
Milton reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo.
But this is also a love story with the twist, or at least a really bad sprain.
Just gloriously daft nonsense or is there a deeper meaning? Every man has his price. Sainsburys, where good food costs less.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
27/10/2020 19:30
One Night In Dublin
A celebration of the music and song of Ireland
Featuring award winning lively Irish band “The Wild Murphy’s” (Best Irish Act UK - Global Entertainment awards 2018)

The Wild Murphys are in the bar tonight, playing great covers of songs from THE DUBLINERS, THE POGUES, THE SAW DOCTORS, STEVE EARLE, FLOGGING MOLLY, BRENDAN  SHINE, DANIEL O' DONNELL, NATHAN CARTER, FOSTER AND ALLEN, THE DROPKICK MURPHY’S, VAN MORRISON, THE FUREYS and many more One night in Dublin perfectly  captures the spirit of a crazy night out in the live music pubs of the emerald isle (or any Irish theme pub in the world for that matter!).

Middi and his band have been touring the world for the last 15 years playing in their own unique style. The Wild Murphys have also played in Greece, Spain, Germany, Ireland, Dubai, as well as extensive coverage of the whole of the UK.
In 2010 they came 3rd out of 38 bands competing for the title of "International Irish band of the year" in Las Vegas.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
27/10/2020 19:30
An Evening With Ryan Giggs

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is coming back to The Lowry, Salford in April for a special event.

The Lowry, Salford is set to host An Evening With Ryan Giggs on 15th April which will see him do a live on-stage interview with Pete Graves
Fans will also get the opportunity to meet him in person before the event

Promoters said: "As far as Manchester United legends go, Ryan Giggs is by far the most decorated footballer in their history having won over 30 trophies including a record 13 premier League Titles and two European Cups as well as having countless individual accolades and records to his name.

"Ryan Giggs was and still remains a fans favourite of the modern era and they still sing his name near on every game. For Manchester United fans the sheer thought of him running past defenders and scoring incredible solo goals still puts the hairs up on the back of their necks as they remember Giggs was one of the most exciting players of his generation and a rare talent for which they may never see the likes of again.

"Who knows what to expect when the Welsh-wizard Ryan Giggs takes to the stage for an extremely rare public appearance and interview about his illustrious career.

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
28/10/2020 19:30
Emily Atack: Has Left The Group
Emily Atack is back with a brand-spanking new show.

She’s said goodbye to her carefree twenties and is now wondering what life is like as a mature, responsible grown up... if she finds one, she’ll ask.

Until then she’ll be bringing her trademark humour, honesty and playfulness to explore everything from work to dating to her latest obsession… cancelling plans.  
Join Emily this autumn... we promise she won’t cancel!

TW: @EmAtack | INSTA: @emilyatackofficial

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
28/10/2020 20:00
Fascinating Aida
David Johnson & John Mackay present  
FASCINATING AÏDA
They’re back at last!

Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman are heading out on tour.

With a selection of old favourites, songs you haven’t heard before and some you wish you’d never heard in the first place. The songs are hilarious and topical - the glamour is unstoppable.

With three Olivier Award nominations and over 25 million YouTube and Facebook hits for Cheap Flights and their incredibly rude Christmas song how can you possibly miss them?
 
“Cabaret Heaven” ★★★★★ Metro

“Outrageous... seductive” ★★★★ Guardian

“I can’t recommend this show highly enough” ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday

“Hilarious” ★★★★ Telegraph

“Engages the brain as well as the funny-bone” ★★★★★ Times

Age guidance: 14+

Show running time: approx. 2 hours including interval
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
29/10/2020 to 14/03/2021
Petty Criminals: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Petty Criminals bring you an evening of classic rock in the shape of an iconic American band: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

The “Criminals” dig deep into the life, the music and the incredible influenceof the man. You will experience Tom Petty’s legendary career through
stories, multimedia, authentic performances and a huge catalogue of his music spanning decades. From deep cuts to greatest hits, you’ll journey through early hits like
‘American Girl’, ‘Breakdown’ and ‘Refugee’, through the ‘80s and early ‘90s with classics like ‘Freefallin”, ‘Runnin’ Down A Dream’, ‘I Won’t Back Down’
and ‘Learning To Fly’ with highlights from the seminal album Wildflowers and various musical outings including collaborations with Stevie Nicks of
Fleetwood Mac and the Traveling Wilburys.

This show is an unforgettable musical journey through the life and works of one of the greatest and much missed rock stars of our time.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
29/10/2020 19:30
Paul Foot – Swan Power
Paul Foot has made numerous television and radio appearances, the most recent of which include "8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown" Channel 4, ABC Australia's "Melbourne Gala", "Breaking The News" BBC Radio Scotland and "Dave News" for Dave at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.  In 2019 he also made a triumphant debut at Glastonbury and played the comedy tents of many of the most prestigious summer festivals.  Excerpts of his many much-loved appearances on "Never Mind The Buzzcocks" have garnered over a million views on YouTube.  A BBC New Comedy Award and Daily Telegraph Open Mic winner, he has been nominated twice for the Barry Award at The Melbourne Comedy Festival and has been voted Best of The Fest International and Best International Act at the Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals respectively.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
29/10/2020 20:00
Day Out With Thomas - Llangollen Railway

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

Activities


Join Llangollen Railway for trainloads of fun and a day of anniversary celebrations!

Take a train ride with Thomas, the number 1 blue engine. Meet The Fat Controller who will be keeping all of the celebrations in order and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty in a birthday singalong.

Plus lots more to enjoy, including:

• Unlimited rides with Thomas
• Meet Diesel and Daisy
• Watch re-enactments of classic Thomas stories with Thomas and The Fat Controller
• Join Rusty and Dusty's storytelling
• Ride behind the big steam train
• Colouring and toys at Carrog
• Stilt walker and jugglers
• Other Thomas & Friends-themed activities

FAQs


Length of Thomas ride?
Approximately 4 minutes.

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
Yes rides are unlimited.

Opening and Closing time of each event:
9:45am – 4:30pm

Specific characters appearing at the event:
Daisy, Diesel and Thomas.

Railway Information


Opening times

Opens at 10.00am to 4.30pm.

Facilities

Parking

There is a small free car park at Carrog. For Llangollen, park in Town Centre.

Address

Abbey Road
Llangollen
Denbighshire
LL20 8SN


Day Out With Thomas™ ©2020 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

Llangollen Railway, Llangollen
30/10/2020 to 01/11/2020
The Crooners
Packed with personality and humour, Crooners brings all your much-loved, Big Band hits to the stage, with a very unique and quintessentially British twist on the genre. Cue hilarious one liners, laugh out loud silliness and a splendiferous injection of Big Band swing as they weave their way through an impressive back catalogue of hits including Come Fly With Me, Beyond the Sea, Fly Me to the Moon, Mac the Knife and many, many more.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
30/10/2020 19:30
The Spirit of Elvis
In Stoke on Trent in the early seventies, a young Gordon Hendricks played to an imaginary crowd. Harmonizing his voice to a constant soundtrack, played on repeat by his sisters. The music was Rock n Roll. The Artist was Elvis.

Little did he know then that his performance in his potteries home would lead to a phenomenal career impersonating The King, working with his legendary musicians in years to come.

Karaoke led to ITV’s ‘Stars in their Eyes’ where he rose from runner-up to series champion winning by a record number of votes. Watched by 12 million viewers astounded by their ears
and eyes. And it wasn’t just the public. Elvis’ own songwriter Geoff Morrow was watching. Touched by Gordon’s voice that “recaptured the spirit of the song”, Geoff signed Gordon to his label and the two recorded and released “Where Will I Be”, a song originally written for Elvis.

Gordon’s received many accolades. The greatest being crowned ‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artiste Champion 2017’ on stage at Graceland for the second time, competing against global artists.

He’s toured the world and now he’s coming home. ‘The Spirit of Elvis in Concert’ tour transports you through time from the ‘68 special through to the Vegas era, breathing soul into ballads and those iconic jumpsuit numbers that set the stage on fire. There’s only one Elvis Presley and there’s only one artiste who captures his spirit on stage – the inimitable Gordon Hendricks.
The Edge, Wigan
30/10/2020 19:30
Frank Skinner: Showbiz
Following a sold out five-week run at the West End’s Garrick Theatre and having sold out here last autumn, comedy legend Frank Skinner is returning to The Lowry with his critically acclaimed stand-up show Showbiz.
 
Prior to his west end triumph, the last twelve months have seen Frank perform sold-out runs at London’s Leicester Square Theatre, the Edinburgh fringe, and a 45-date national UK tour, making Showbiz the must-see comedy event of the year.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
30/10/2020 19:30
Rail Ale Trail: - Halloween Special
Does chugging through lush valleys and pretty villages, stopping at some of the finest drinking establishments enroute to sample a pint of locally brewed ale sound like the ideal way to spend a day? Then embark on a Rail Ale Trail and explore the fascinating history, heritage and hops that the area is home to!
 
The tours include an unlimited travel ticket for the East Lancashire Railway, a Blue or Green Badge Guided tour lasting approximately 5 hours, a bottle of ale or beer sampling and lunch. Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.
 
Rail Ale Trail Guided Tours run on selected dates throughout the year and are a full day experience priced at £41.50 per person for 2019, with 25 people on each tour. The day will start at finish as Bury Bolton Street Station, and require some form of walking, whether that’s the short, level walk from the station to the pub or a more strenuous walk around some of the local scenery - please read each individual tour description carefully.
 
Grade   Amount/Type of Walking
0          No walking required.
1          Walking on pavements in local villages
2          Walking 10 – 20 minutes on pavements between pubs. and hills in local villages
3          Strenuous walking 20 – 30 minutes between pubs, walking on pavements uphill, muddy track through woods, good grip boots/shoes required.
4          Hiking involved, hiking boots required. Steep hills and muddy tracks. 20 minutes – 1 hour walk between pubs.
 
Due to the varied terrains on which the tours take place visitors with mobility difficulties are asked to contact the railway prior to booking to discuss individual requirements and tailored tour itineraries.
 
Whilst dogs are allowed on the train they may not be permitted in the pubs, therefore, aside from Guide Dogs, we do not recommend bringing pets along on the tour. Please note that hen and stag parties are prohibited on the Rail Ale Trail tours. Tours are suitable for visitors aged 18 years + only. The East Lancashire Railway reserves the right to refuse entry and travel to any customers who join the tour as part of a stag or hen party, or are too heavily under the influence of alcohol.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
31/10/2020 10:30
Wizard Adventure
It’s time to take a magical journey on board the Wondrous Wizard Express!

You’ll join the teachers from the Grand Old School of Wizardry for your first day of term…. but things aren’t going to plan!  Some very important enchanted items have gone missing and the head master is all in a muddle!  You’ll have to muster some magic and get your wands at the ready as you go on a journey to find the missing magic and make sure that the first day of term goes without a hitch.

Meet the characters, witness the magic and enjoy the adventure on this fun family day out suitable for 5+

Duration 2 hours
Avon Valley Railway, Bristol
31/10/2020
Murder Mystery Dining Train - Murder on the Disorientated Express
This is a Murder Mystery event.  Guests will gather on the platform for the first part of the performance before boarding the train.  During the main course the actors will divulge clues and aid in your deliberations.  The second part of the performance will either take place on the train or the platform (depending on weather conditions) and dessert will be served.  Finally you will dis-embark and reveal who you think did the crime.
 
This is a Dining Train event onboard one of our heritage steam trains.  Seats are in open carriages around tables of two or four people
 
Our onboard bar will be open serving a range of wine, beer, cider and soft drinks.
 
Under 15’s not permitted.
 
Guests to arrive 6.30 for prompt 7pm departure.
 
 
Menu (2 Course)
 
Mains -
Beef chasseur
Vegetable casserole
 
Served with new potatoes and seasonal vegetables
 
Desserts -
‘Death by Chocolate’ with clotted cream
Fruit trifle
 
Tea and Coffee with mints and fudge
Avon Valley Railway, Bristol
31/10/2020 18:30
The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Belfast

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in Belfast with their most sensational show yet, FLIGHT OF FANTASY!

Location details

Address

The Sabai Pavilion,
Custom House Square,
Belfast
BT1 3FG

Climb aboard for the trip of a lifetime as the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) send you soaring to spectacular diamante-dipped song and dance destinations, with over 400 stunning costumes.

Comedy turbulence is the in-flight order of the day as we take you mile high at the biggest party in the sky!

From Las Vegas to Las Palmas ! Bollywood meets Broadway! The decadence of the Moulin Rouge will be brought to (night)life!

So get those Nails, Hair, Hips and Heels on point, because you’re going ‘out-out’, up and away on a Flight of Fantasy with The Lady Boys of Bangkok!

Grab your tickets, the sky’s the limit for the UK’s favourite cabaret show!

Why not treat yourself to tickets at our exclusive Champagne Tables (£450 for up to 8 guests, plus 1 bottle of Champagne and 2 x souvenir brochures), for further information call the booking line on 0871 705 0705

Please note that under 18's will not be admitted. ID may be requested

The Lady Boys of Bangkok operates an active ticketing policy, subject to demand, therefore ticket prices may increase. This will not affect tickets already purchased.

The Sabai Pavilion, Belfast BT1 3FG
31/10/2020 to 15/11/2020
Foster and Allen
For over four decades in the music business, FOSTER & ALLEN have continuously managed to scale new heights! Their albums constantly enter the UK Top 40 and their new album due to be released to coincide with the tour will no doubt continue this pattern.

In the middle of March and early April 2020, FOSTER & ALLEN will be touring England and Scotland with their brand new live show – On the show they will be performing all their hits including ‘Bunch of Thyme’, ‘Maggie’, ‘After All These Years’, ‘I Will Love You All My Life’…and many more, the list is endless.

2019 was another amazing year for Mick & Tony. Their recent tour was a huge success and as previously mentioned, they will be recording a new album. In addition their TV series – ‘The Foster & Allen Show’, which is on Sky 191, has been re commissioned.
The new live show comes complete with all musicians, PA, Lights, Print, PR etc., but as due to the above, the touring period is very limited and no doubt demand will be high!
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
01/11/2020 19:30
Burlesque
The Slippery Belle Presents….BURLESQUE! at the Lowry combines some of the best talent in the industry, sumptuous surroundings and general debauchery…this is one show you do not want to miss!

Starring an abundance of artists including; Kiki Lovechild, Baby Daisy, Sarina Del Fuego and Vivienne Lynsey to name a few…
Tickets always sell out so be sure to get yours while you can!


Photographer - Phil Maires
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
01/11/2020 20:00
Carlos Pons - Mariposa

Mariposa: a Transgender Tragedy Inspired by Puccini’s Madame Butterfly 

Under the flickering neon lights of a distant Caribbean port, a local rent boy and a foreign sailor fall ominously in love in choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra’s inventive reimagining of Puccini’s seminal opera. DeNada Dance Theatre’s Madame Butterfly is immersed in a mist of Havana smoke, within which a young man is asked to sacrifice his gender in exchange of love and a better life. 

Mariposa is an operatic dance drama that transports Puccini’s Orientalist libretto to post-revolution Cuba, to a dockland world of faded showgirls, hopeful rent boys, troubled sailors and santeria spirits.  Engulfed in a tropical storm of repressed desires, this brand new production is a passionate and deeply moving exploration of what we are ready to sacrifice in order to be loved and accepted. 

Set to an original score by Spanish composer Luis Miguel Cobo, which takes its inspiration from Caribbean sounds as well as Puccini, with libretto by French-Indian writer Karthika Nair and designs by Ryan Laight, Mariposa is performed by the diverse international cast of DeNada Dance Theatre, a UK Critic’s Circle National Dance Awards nominee in the category of Best Independent Company.

Running time: Approx. 1 hour 30 mins (including interval) 

Age guidance: 12+ due to scenes and content of a sexual nature 

Mariposa has been commissioned by Birmingham Dance Hub and Spin Arts, with further support from DanceXchange and the British Council. The creation and tour of Mariposa is also funded by Arts Council England. 

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
02/11/2020 20:00
Foster and Allen - Timeless Memories Tour

FOSTER & ALLEN are bringing their Timeless Memories Tour to the UK in March & April 2020.

In 2019, Foster & Allen undertake a 70+ date touring commitment in Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Canada, Northern Ireland & UK.

Foster & Allen’s Tour is supported by a special edition new release Timeless Memories which features 182 tracks from 10 of their most popular and favourite albums, many of which have not been reissued in the UK for a number of years; Maggie, After All These Years, Reminiscing, Reflections, Remember You're Mine, Souvenirs, Memories, Heart Strings, By Request, Songs We Love To Sing.

Foster & Allen aren’t showing any signs of slowing down and their touring commitments prove how popular they remain for their fans who like to see them in a live performance experience.

THE UNIQUE ‘FOSTER & ALLEN’ SOUND WILL BE WITH US FOR MANY YEARS TO COME!

The Plaza, Stockport
03/11/2020 19:30
The Addams Family
Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN & RICK ELICE
Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA
Based on Characters Created by CHARLES ADDAMS
Presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide


Look who's moved into the neighbourhood! 
Everyone's favourite kooky family are now on stage in this spectacular musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, with music and lyrics by TONY AWARD nominated Andrew Lippa.
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows. She's fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. With his cherished Morticia in the dark will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences?
Join them, plus Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship… with a twist!
Featuring a live orchestra and extraordinary original score THE ADDAMS FAMILY is sure to entertain whether you are 12 or 312!
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
03/11/2020 to 07/11/2020
The Legends Of American Country Show
Now seen by over 30,000 fans live and watched by millions on social media Europe's No.1 multi award winning Country music show "The Legends of American Country" returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics.

The 2020 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Don William, Patsy Cline and Kenny Rogers and new tributes to icons Hank Williams, Charley Pride , Glen Campbell, Tammy Wynette and Jim Reeves with countless other well known hit songs in this must see musical extravaganza.

The show features 4 fantastic singers who are all accompanied by a superb live band of musicians with that authentic sound coupled with authentic stage set and state of the art production that will transport you all the way hand clapping and toe tapping to Nashville and back in one night. One things for sure if it’s Country music you like then this is the only show in town!
The Plaza, Stockport
04/11/2020 19:30
Alexander O'Neal
80’s Soul legend ALEXANDER O'NEAL returns on his ‘my farewell tour’ with a live band

playing classic hits including :-Criticize - Fake - Saturday Love - Hearsay - Never Knew Love Like This - If You Were Here Tonight

Plus

JAKI GRAHAM

Could it be I’m Falling In Love – Mated – Round and Round
The Plaza, Stockport
06/11/2020 19:45
DMU Weekend
The stalwart DMU powers into the limelight for this special theme day. Lovers of these diminutive but dynamic locomotives will not want to miss this all DMU event, a rare opportunity to see (and ride behind) lots of these powerful engines as they run an intensive timetable of passenger services.
 
Online bookings receive a 10% discount.
On the day prices: Adult: £21, Concession: £19, Privilege: £11.50, Family (2 adults and 3 children): £55, Child: £14, Under 5: Free
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
07/11/2020 to 08/11/2020
My First Day Out With Thomas - Kirklees Light Railway

All aboard for My First Day Out With Thomas!

Activities


Join the Kirklees Light Railway for trainloads of fun and a day of anniversary celebrations!

Take a train ride with Thomas, the number 1 blue engine. Meet The Fat Controller who will be keeping all of the celebrations in order and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty in a birthday singalong.

Plus lots more to enjoy, including:

• Unlimited rides behind Thomas, Percy, Mavis and Toby
• Unlimited rides on the miniature railway
• Return journey to Shelley pulled by a real steam engine
• Other Thomas & Friends-themed activities

FAQs


Length of Thomas ride?
10am train to Shelley – 25 mins
Platform rides at Clayton West from 11am – 3-4 mins
The 10am train is the only train pulled by Thomas to Shelley Station. Another narrow gauge steam engine will pull all other 25 minute journeys. After the 10am service, Thomas returns to Clayton West Station for 11 am and continues to give rides along platform 3 throughout the day.

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
Yes, the platform rides on Thomas after 11am are unlimited

Opening and Closing time of each event:
9.30 – 17.00
The final outbound service of the day will be the 15.00 departure from Clayton West Station. The final inbound service from Shelley will depart at 16.30 (arriving at Clayton West at approx. 16.55).

Specific characters appearing at the event:
Thomas, Percy, Mavis, Toby, Emily.

Railway Information


Opening times

Opens 10.00am to 17.30pm

Facilities

Parking

We have a large free car park located at Clayton West Station. There are no car parking facilities located at Shelley Station.

Address

Park Mill Way
Clayton West
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
HD8 9XJ


Day Out With Thomas™ ©2020 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

Kirklees Light Railway, Huddersfield
07/11/2020 to 08/11/2020
Horrible Histories Live On Stage! - The Worst Of Barmy Britain

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!
So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with the West End show that's never toured before!
Will you roar with laughter with Richard the Lionheart? Has William Wallace met his match? Can King Charles keep his head? Will you see eye to eye with Admiral Nelson? Does the Duke of Wellington get the boot? Find out what a baby farmer did and meet the Lady of the Lamp! Get ready for your great escape from the First World War!
It's history with the nasty bits left in!

The Horrible Histories stage shows have become a bit of a British institution. Sparky, cheeky and covered in poo!
The Guardian

Hilariously vulgar, brilliantly grisly – it has the young audience in stitches!
Daily Express

The Plaza, Stockport
08/11/2020
Grayson Perry

Despite being an award-winning artist, Bafta-winning TV presenter, Reith Lecturer and bestselling author, Grayson Perry is a normal person – and just like other normal people, he’s marginally aware that we’re all going to die.

Born in Essex in 1960, Grayson has had career spanning 40 years. From his A House for Essex, a permanent building constructed in the North Essex countryside in 2015, to Grayson Perry’s Big American Road Trip, a three-part documentary travelogue in which he explores the meaning of the American Dream today, to be broadcast by Channel 4 in 2020, Perry is somewhat an expert in making lemonade out of the mundanity of life.

Let Grayson take you through an enlightening and eye-watering evening in which this kind of existentialism descends from worthiness to silliness. You’ll leave safe and warm in the knowledge that nothing really matters anyway.

Join Grayson as he asks, and possibly answers, these big questions in an evening sure to distract you from the very meaninglessness of life in the way only a man in a dress can.

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
08/11/2020 19:30
Alice Fraser
Everything’s a matter of time, one way or another. Come see Australian comedian Alice Fraser (The Bugle) use her hour to turn time inside out and back to front. It’ll be fun! It’s a comedy show! No-one’s going to die, except you know… we’re all going to die.
As heard/seen on The Bugle, Radio 4 and Amazon Prime.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
08/11/2020 20:00
Iain Stirling
Iain Stirling (Love Island and Taskmaster) is taking his ‘extremely funny’ (Telegraph) comedy back on the road for his biggest ever nationwide tour, following his 2018 sell-out smash U OK HUN? x.

Do you ever wonder how people manage to be normal? Iain does. So much so he’s written a brand new stand-up show about it. Join the ‘star of comedy’ (The i) as he explores his inability to function in the most basic of public settings, social media’s constant pressure to “live your best life” and that one time a man stole his shoes.

Having sold out his Edinburgh fringe run in advance for the second time, Iain can currently be seen on our screens hosting the third series of hit comedy gameshow Iain Stirling’s CelebAbility (ITV2). He recently starred in his own Comedy Central Live special which launched the latest series and has also been seen on The Comedy Bus, Drunk Historyand Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central(all Comedy Central), Virtually Famous(E4), Russell Howard's Good Newsand Sweat the Small Stuff(both BBC Three) and Fake Reactionand Safe Word(both ITV2)

 

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
08/11/2020 to 22/04/2021
Peter White
Smooth Jazz guitarist Peter White returns for his usual visit – playing just 1 show downstairs in the Club.  We have an amazing time every year, and we are glad to be able to welcome Peter back. He will be playing selections from his ever growing discography as well as songs from throughout his solo career.

Peter White guitar,
Carl Stanley  sax,
Marc Parnell  drums
Frank Felix  bass
Oli Silk keyboard

Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience.

At aged 20  he was invited to join Al Stewart’s band as a keyboardist for a tour of England, Scotland, and the U.S. in 1975. In addition to opening for artists like Linda Ronstadt, Billy Joel and Queen, White worked with Stewart in the studio in the making of Year of the Cat, which became a huge hit for Stewart in 1976. The tour and the album marked the beginning of a twenty-year association with Stewart. In that time, the two musicians co-wrote numerous songs, including Stewart’s 1978 hit, “Time Passages.”

In a career that spans nearly four decades, over a dozen solo recordings and countless performances, White insists that it’s the faces in the crowd and the fans that keep the experience fresh. “I’ll play a live show, and someone will come to me afterward and say, ‘Oh, I loved this CD,’ or ‘This song helped me through a bad time,’” he explains. “Or I get emails from people saying, ‘Oh, I love the way you covered one of my favorite songs on your record back in 1994.’ The idea that someone can write me an email and tell me about something I did on a record that was released fifteen years ago – you can’t buy that. That’s priceless. That’s what keeps me going – the idea that people out there really care about what I do, the idea that I’ve made a difference for someone.”
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham
09/11/2020 19:30
The Drifters at the Plaza
The Drifters are back on tour in the UK with a brand-new show performing all their classic hits from the last six decades. 

The legendary group have previously been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, listed among the Greatest Artists of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine and have produced an incredible list of hits -including; Saturday Night at the Movies, Come on Over to My Place, Stand By Me, Under the Boardwalk and many, many more!

Following their phenomenally successful recent tour, which included dates at London’s Royal Albert Hall and Arenas around the UK, The Drifters are back on the road with string of additional dates for 2020, with a line up hand-picked by Tina Treadwell herself -President of the Treadwell Entertainment Group and owner of The Drifters name.

Tina, who previously worked for Disney as an executive producer and casting director, believes this current line-up is one of the best to date and looks forward to the upcoming concert tour. “I am very excited that we have a new show for the fans who we invite to join us in celebrating this incredible and everlasting story of The Drifters.
The Plaza, Stockport
09/11/2020 19:30
Opera North - La Traviata
Giuseppe Verdi

Violetta’s high-life is about to turn upside down…

A Parisian courtesan, to her surprise, falls in love. But she cannot escape the consequences of her past life, and circumstances
conspire to force her to sacrifice what may be her only chance of real happiness.

Verdi poured some of his most heartfelt music into this intimate story of family tensions, blighted love and a society rotten with hypocrisy. The result is one of opera’s most profoundly moving masterpieces, both angry and tender. Director Alessandro Talevi and designer Madeleine Boyd (The Turn of the Screw, Don Giovanni) set this riveting production of La traviata in Belle Époque Paris.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
10/11/2020 to 13/11/2020
Psychic Sally - 10 Years And Counting
Following her gripping appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, with a triumphant Sally reaching the final five, the nation’s favourite Psychic and forerunner in the Psychic world is back on tour with her all new show “10 Years and Counting”.

Wowing audiences young and old across the country for over 10 years, Sally’s show will have you on the edge of your seat, as she brings mediumship into the 21st century.

“My Ability” Sally explains “ Allows me to harness the energy around individuals in the audience and pass on messages from their loved ones who have passed with incredible accuracy. I call every message validated a wonder moment. So take your seats relax, be open minded and ready to come forward if you think the message is for you.”

With her love, laughter and warmth, this show is a unique evening not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action.

NOTE: The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.
The Plaza, Stockport
11/11/2020 19:30
Opera North - Jack The Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel
London, 1888. Terror is stalking the streets…

A vulnerable community of women lives in the dark shadow of poverty, vice and violence in the twisted labyrinth of the East End. Maud runs a dosshouse with her granddaughter Mary Kelly, who hopes to find a better life with her child and the local boy she loves. But while she tries to plan their escape, an unseen killer embarks on a series of brutal murders, sending the neighbourhood into a fever-pitch of fear and mistrust.

Iain Bell’s score for this new opera uses the eerie sound of the cimbalom to evoke the swirling London fog, while his writing for female chorus conjures up the bonds of comfort, friendship and love between the women.

Daniel Kramer directs a powerful cast including Dame Josephine Barstow, Lesley Garrett and Elin Pritchard.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
11/11/2020 19:30
Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk
Star of Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Hypothetical (Dave) and Roast Battle (Comedy Central), 'tour-de-force’ ★★★★ (Telegraph) Laura Lexx shines a light on how hard it is to be a good person these days. Why don’t we just leave each other alone and get on with the big stuff? 
 
Following a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe which earned her a prestigious Comedian's Choice Award for the second year in a row, Lexx has a laugh with society's big issues: social media, mental health, climate change and conceiving...but come for the jokes, not answers.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
11/11/2020 20:00
Neil Sands - Christmas Memories
Neil Sands and his wonderful cast are back spreading tons of festive memories and fun with the new 2020 production of their hit show, filled with more songs and even more stunning costumes. Described as “Like A Sparkly Christmas Card Come To Life” with its shimmering stage set, and even falling snow, this is the perfect pre Christmas treat, bringing back many happy memories of Christmases past and warming your heart on the coldest winter’s day.
The Plaza, Stockport
12/11/2020 14:00
Martin Kemp - Back to the 80s

IS THIS TOO GOOD TO BE ‘TRUE’?!
The hottest 80s club night is coming to town - when actor, TV personality and star of Spandau Ballet Martin Kemp will be spinning the biggest and best hits of that decade!
 
Currently selling-out venues across the UK, early booking is essential for what promises to be a pure ‘Gold’ night!


Age: 16+
Running Time: Between 7.30pm - 11pm

Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
13/11/2020 19:30
Oh What A Night!
OH WHAT A NIGHT! takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, now immortalised in the multi-award winning show Jersey Boys, which has been packing theatres worldwide since its debut in 2005. Valli’s unmistakable voice dominated the airwaves for more than two decades with classics such as Sherry, Let’s Hang On, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, December 63 (Oh What A Night), Bye Bye Baby, Who Loves You and many, many more.

With a repertoire which needs no introduction, OH WHAT A NIGHT! combines infectious personalities, amazing vocals, slick harmonies and even slicker dance moves to deliver a show full of energy and nostalgia which will leave you wanting more! Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of one of the world’s greatest Rock & Roll bands!
The Plaza, Stockport
13/11/2020 19:30
Showaddywaddy

‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decades!
Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured all corners of the World extensively.

Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest
hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe.
‘Under The Moon of Love’, ‘Three Steps to Heaven’, ‘Hey Rock & Roll’, ‘When’, ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Pretty Little Angel Eyes’ and many, many more.

So come and join the ‘Dancin’ Party’… ‘You’ve Got What It Takes’!Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest
hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe.
‘Under The Moon of Love’, ‘Three Steps to Heaven’, ‘Hey Rock & Roll’, ‘When’, ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Pretty Little Angel Eyes’ and many, many more.

So come and join the ‘Dancin’ Party’… ‘You’ve Got What It Takes’!

The Plaza, Stockport
14/11/2020 19:30
Opera North - Double Bill (Symphonic Dances & Trouble in Tahiti)
Bernstein Double Bill

Bernstein’s thrilling music accompanies a brand new dance piece in collaboration with Phoenix Dance Theatre, together with his darkly funny satire in which the 1950s American dream turns sour.

TROUBLE IN TAHITI
Leonard Bernstein

The American Dream turned suffocatingly sour.

Bernstein’s one-act opera is an unsparing examination of a marriage falling apart in 1950s suburbia. Sam and Dinah appear to have the perfect life in their ‘little white house’. But their growing failure to connect exposes a mutual feeling that they are trapped in a life that has turned into a lie.

Bernstein’s score is heavily influenced by the syncopated rhythms of jazz and by the distinctive American vernacular of musicals and the movies. A highlight of Opera North’s Little Greats season in 2017, Matthew Eberhardt’s production of Trouble in Tahiti is deeply touching, whilst giving full value to the Hollywood pizzazz of Dinah’s showpiece number ‘Island Magic’.

WEST SIDE STORY SYMPHONIC DANCES
Leonard Bernstein

A major collaboration with Phoenix Dance Theatre.

Bernstein’s West Side Story broke new ground in many ways. It responded to the newly contemporary issue of gang violence in American cities, and the story-telling was driven by dance.

The composer himself arranged the Symphonic Dances as a work to stand on its own, free of the story of the show. Taking this as her cue, choreographer Aletta Collins creates a dance work which interprets Bernstein’s thrilling and poignant music outside of the narrative of West Side Story. This entirely new piece will explore the experience of young people through themes of group identity and family, conflict and violence, but also the dream of a better life, somewhere.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
14/11/2020 19:30
Gabrielle - 20th Anniversary of Rise
One of the UK’s most successful singer-songwriters, Gabrielle returned to the top of her game with her 2018 album ‘Under My Skin’. The album debuted at #7 on the Official Album Chart and represented her highest-charting studio set since ‘Rise’ spent three weeks at #1 eighteen years earlier.
Boosted by Radio 2 support that saw Gabrielle receive Record of the Week and A-list additions for 3 of her latest singles, the campaign reminded the world of Gabrielle’s distinctive vocal gift – one that flourishes with equal measures of soul and emotion.

Having successfully proven herself all over again, Gabrielle is now set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the smash hit ‘Rise’ album with the confirmation of the ‘Rise Again Tour 2020’. The tour will see Gabrielle playing  songs from the album, along with other iconic hits and fan favourites.

“I’m so excited about going on the road and celebrating 20 years of the ‘Rise’ album being released. I’m looking forward to performing songs from ‘Rise’ alongside lots of my other favourites and of course I could never end a show without playing ‘Dreams’, its going to be a big party full of good vibes and memories” says Gabrielle.

Released late in 1999, ‘Rise’ shot back into the charts when its title-track spent two weeks at #1 the following February. The album then spent three weeks at #1 during an eleven-week run in the Top 10, before again returning to the Top 10 in the summers of 2000 and 2001. The album was eventually certified 4 x Platinum in recognition of more than 1.2 million sales.

‘Rise’ featured five of Gabrielle’s biggest hits: the title track (#1), ‘Out Of Reach’ (#4),  ‘When A Woman’ (#6), ‘Sunshine’ (#9) and ‘Should I Stay’ (#13).

VIP Package
A unique opportunity to meet Gabrielle before the venue opens
Have your photo taken with Gabrielle by the VIP Manager
Receive an exclusive gift specially selected by Gabrielle
Collect a custom VIP laminate
Best seats in the house
Package Price: £99.00 (ticket FV £35.50)
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
15/11/2020 19:00
Jon Boden and The Remnant Kings
Jon Boden has become the ‘stand out performer of his generation’ (The Guardian) of traditional folk artists, but one whose repertoire extends far beyond the boundaries of the genre.
He is best known as the lead singer and main arranger of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead.  After twelve years, a quarter of a million album sales, seven singles on the Radio 2 playlist and selling out hundreds of venues throughout the land and beyond, including notably the Royal Albert Hall, Jon announced in 2015 that he wanted to move on.  The rest of the band decided not to continue without him.  Bellowhead played their final gig on May 1st 2016.

In 2009, Jon founded his band The Remnant Kings, originally formed to perform the album ’Songs from the Floodplain’. The performances combined the post-apocalyptic concept of the album, with other songs that might survive the apocalypse. In this genre busting mix, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings performed concerts where folk songs, Bach, Pop and Jazz all rubbed shoulders with Jon’s own songs. This was all augmented by the use on stage of two wax cylinder players, which played specially recorded material.

The band went into hibernation for several years whilst Bellowhead hit top gear, but were reunited and relaunched to record ‘Afterglow’ in 2017, Jon’s first new album after leaving Bellowhead. The band features the talents of former Bellowhead band-mates Sam Sweeney and Paul Sartin, plus Leveret’s Rob Harbron and Ben Nicholls and Richard Warren (King of The South Seas). They are also joined for some dates by an exceptional string and brass section including players from the award-winning Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band.

‘Afterglow’ was released in October 2017 continuing Jon’s explorations of a post-oil world, this time following the course of two lovers over the night of a city carnival.  The first single from the album ‘All The Stars Are Coming Out Tonight’ was playlisted on BBC Radio 2.Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings is Sam Sweeney and Paul Sartin, Rob Harbron, Ben Nicholls and Richard Warren with brass and string sections joining them for bigger shows.

www.jonboden.com

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
15/11/2020 20:00
Quickly Kevin – That Wonderful Night
Hans Segers’ ties! Nigel Martyn’s favourite drinks! The Eddie McGoldrick song. “Steffa Barnsa! Steffa Barnesa! Steffa Barnesa!”. If this random collection of words mean anything to you, then it’s likely you’ll be enthralled by the following news: Quickly Kevin are back for a brand new live show that’ll be the biggest ever!
 
As always, you can surely expect (most of) the following: an extra-special surprise guest, all your favourite Quickly Kevin features, the unmatched thrill of a big screen, an update on Gavin Peacock, audience members in full kit, and of course, the big, grand finale: a 90s sticker penalty shoot out.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
16/11/2020 19:30
John Bishop - Warm Up
www.johnbishoponline.com

Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to the Stockport Plaza to warm up his brand-new show!
John is very much looking forward to this new adventure, this will be his eight stand up show and its shaping up to be his best yet!! John can’t wait to be back on the road again.

John has achieved huge success with a number of his own comedy, entertainment and documentary shows including ‘John Bishop’s Australia’ (BBC1), ‘John Bishop’s Britain’ (BBC1); ‘John Bishop’s Only Joking’ (Sky1); ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1); ‘The John Bishop Christmas Show’ (BBC1) and ‘John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure’ (ITV1). More recently ‘John Bishop’s Ireland’ for ITV1 and four series of ‘John Bishop: In Conversation With…’ which sees him chatting, one to one with some of the UK’s biggest names.

John has also hosted The Royal Variety Performance.

SUITABLE FOR AGES 16+

LATECOMERS NOT ADMITTED
The Plaza, Stockport
18/11/2020 to 19/11/2020
Rail Ale Trail: Lancashire Day Ales & Tales
Rail Ale Trail: Lancashire Day Ales & Tales
21/11/2020 10:30
MARVELus
We’re delighted to present the world’s premier nerd-culture comedy double-act, The Just Us League, with their smash hit show MARVELus: All the MARVEL Movies…Kind Of

Squeezing (almost) all the MARVEL movies into an action-packed evening of laughs, their short punchy sketches and high-energy style will delight the whole spectrum of MARVEL fans; from those that have seen just one movie to mega-aficionados who know the franchise inside out.  It’s weapons-free comedy that takes no prisoners.
Like your super-hero movies?  You’ll love this.

Direct from sold out shows at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a critically acclaimed, award-nominated tour of Australia and New Zealand, The Just Us League, are bringing their incredible MARVEL-based comedy show to venues across the UK in Autumn 2020.

www.thejustusleague.co.uk

@JULcomedy
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
21/11/2020 20:00
Rhys James: Snitch
Mock The Week regular and star of his own BBC Radio 4 series, Rhys James heads out on his first national tour.

In early 2019, Rhys was asked to go back to his school and inspire the Year 11s. Given that teenagers are a nightmare and there was no fee, he ghosted the teacher who had emailed. Bit of a shame really, given that he's figured out the true circle of life, has solved parenting despite having zero children, and even thinks he can predict the curriculum of schools in 50 years. Maybe he'll inspire some Year 11s in 2069.

As also seen on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, and heard on Radio 4’s The News Quiz.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
21/11/2020 20:00
Life Drawing - Gothic Art
Join us each month for our new, themed life classes-no experience is necessary. The workshops will be fun and instructive and a great way to develop your artistic skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The perfect way to spend a Sunday! Each month we will be working from two different life models and you will receive tuition from professional illustrator, Paul Pickford. The cost of all materials used is included too.

The theme will be different each session:

19th April – Powerful Figures
24th May - Figures in Motion
14th  June – Rembrandt
19th July – Drag Superstars
23rd August – Pre Raphaelites
20th September - Drawing the Dog
18th October – Burlesque
22nd November –Gothic Art
13th December - Matisse
17th January – Alien Invaders
21st February – Period Costume
21st March – Artists of the Jazz Age
The Lowry, Salford
22/11/2020 10:30
Northern Soul Live
Back for a 5th Year the amazing Edwin Starr Band with Angelo Starr and Northern Soul Legend Lorraine Silver, this energetic and captivating show takes you through all the Northern Soul,  Motown and Soul classics such as: STOP HER ON SIGHT : LONG AFTER TONIGHT IS ALL OVER : WAR : BACKSTREETS : TIME : AGENT 00 SOUL : I HAVE FAITH IN YOU : 25 MILES : CONTACT : HAPPY RADIO : HIGHER & HIGHER : STAND BY ME : DANCING IN THE STREET : I’LL BE AROUND : MY GIRL : SUPERSTITION : LOST SUMMER LOVE: LANDSLIDE

The late great Edwin Starr's brother Angelo Starr is the original musical director of The Team. He has now taken over lead vocals performing all the fantastic Edwin Starr classics, plus dynamic performances of some great Motown & Soul covers. Edwin Starr's original 8-piece band The Team, who backed Edwin on all his shows are still intact, with sax, keyboard, lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion & female backing vocalist. An amazing and energetic show, with an electric atmosphere.


Lorraine Silver is a Northern Soul Legend. She made a record 'Lost Summer Love' when she was only 13 in the mid '60s. This song became iconic at the legendary Wigan Casino in the '70s without her knowing anything about it until 1988.
The Plaza, Stockport
22/11/2020 19:45
Jonny Awsum Is Coming To Town
Jonny Awsum shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent with his performances of ‘This Is A Musical’ with Ant and Dec,  and ‘The Triangle Song’ with David Walliams, winning standing ovations and unanimous approval from the judges and achieving over 50 million online views of his performances.

Following BGT Jonny enjoyed a whirlwind 18 months including a sell-out five-star reviewed run at the Edinburgh Fringe, a starring role in his first pantomime and tour support to both Lost Voice Guy and Tape Face on their hit UK theatre tours.

After being inundated with requests to perform his own tour, Jonny is delighted to announce that he’s finally coming to town! His very first solo tour will include brand new material together with the greatest hits from his TV and comedy club sets.  Please note this show is not suitable for kids. 

Recommended age 14+.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
22/11/2020 20:00
Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker
Music by Tchaikovsky
 
Reimagined for the 21st century

The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats returns to (insert venue) for one week only! It’s a Nutcracker! for all seasons, adored by critics and audiences alike. With family-sized helpings of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy, Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930’s.
Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Wards delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the classic.  Expect a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in this reinvented production for 2021. 
Hailed by The Observer as ‘the undisputed king of dance theatre’, master storyteller Matthew Bourne and his New Adventures company have produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last two decades including The Red Shoes, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Edward Scissorhands and most recently his acclaimed reimagining of Romeo and Juliet.
 
Photo credit: Simon Annand
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
24/11/2020 to 28/11/2020
Clare Teal and her Trio
As the hot bed of Teal creativity, award winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter
Clare Teal’s concerts with her Trio are constantly evolving and renowned across the country for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling.

This brand new show promises a rich jazz infused repertoire in its many forms and eclectic song list, bringing you more exhilarating swing and sparkling melodies as Clare and her band celebrate the Great American and British Song books as well as contemporary writers creating the standards of today. 

As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song and much loved performers, Clare and her Trio guarantee an evening of inspired music and unbridled entertainment performed by the very best.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham
27/11/2020 19:00
Breakfast With Santa
Since 1944 Breakfast with Santa has been a family tradition in The Plaza Cafe and it is being brought back with special breakfast, brunch and tea events for you and your little ones to enjoy.

There's a yo ho ho feast for the children consisting of scrumptious pastries, sugar waffles, Dutch pancakes, donuts and chocolate dip, all served with lashings of lovely cordial.

Santa invites the grown ups to enjoy a fabulous bacon barm with unlimited tea and coffee to set you up for the day ahead!

Make new friends on shared tables as enjoy your food and wait for Santa Claus and his little helpers to arrive, after which the children will be invited to his grotto to receive a special Christmas Gift for being good boys and girls!
The Plaza, Stockport
28/11/2020 to 19/12/2020
Brunch With Santa

Since 1944 Breakfast with Santa has been a family tradition in The Plaza Cafe and it is being brought back with special breakfast, brunch and tea events for you and your little ones to enjoy.

There's a yo ho ho feast for the children consisting of scrumptious pastries, sugar waffles, Dutch pancakes, donuts and chocolate dip, all served with lashings of lovely cordial.

Santa invites the grown ups to enjoy a fabulous bacon barm with unlimited tea and coffee to set you up for the day ahead!

Make new friends on shared tables as enjoy your food and wait for Santa Claus and his little helpers to arrive, after which the children will be invited to his grotto to receive a special Christmas Gift for being good boys and girls!

The Plaza, Stockport
28/11/2020 to 19/12/2020
Beauty & The Beast
Albert Halls and Polka Dot Pantomime are proud to present Beauty and The Beast our 2020 family pantomime.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
28/11/2020 to 31/12/2020
Rob Newman: Philosophy Show
In this all-new show, multi-award winning stand-up comic Rob Newman weaves together Nietzsche’s sunglasses, James Bond in Toxteth, electric spiders and singing Neanderthals into a hilarious tour-de-force that offers new hopes for a changing world.

Rob Newman’s Philosophy Show coincides with the release of his BBC Radio 4 series.

 
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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
29/11/2020 20:00
zzzChristmas Test Eventzzz
01/12/2020 to 31/12/2020
SIX
Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sell-out London smash hit ‘SIX’ is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over!

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.

Think you know the rhyme, think again….

Divorced. Beheaded. LIVE!

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
01/12/2020 to 10/01/2021
DwD - Festive Lancastrian Lunch
Steam into Christmas with a festive lunch experience and enjoy a steam train journey through Lancashire's very own winter wonderland. Pass snow sprinkled hills and fairy-lit stations from the comfort of your beautifully decorated carriage, all whilst tucking into a traditional Yuletide menu with all the trimmings!
Festive Lunch

£49.00 per adult and £39.00 per child (5-12) for 2020

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and 3/4 hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz on-board
    A traditional three course festive meal followed by tea or coffee and homemade mince pies


Festive Lunches run on selected Wednesdays and Thursdays in December. The Festive Lunches depart from Bury Bolton Street Station at 1:00pm and return at approximately 3:45pm.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
02/12/2020 to 17/12/2020
The Gruffalo

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood…

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the high-spirited Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?

Songs, laughs and monstrous fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world!

Get a sneak preview at gruffalolive.com

The Gruffalo © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 1999 – Macmillan Children’s Books

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
04/12/2020 to 10/01/2021
The Drifters 2020
The Drifters are back on tour in the UK with a brand-new show performing all their classic hits from the last six decades. 

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. 

Don’t miss their brand-new tour performing all the classic hits such as ‘Saturday Night at the Movies', ‘You’re More Than A Number,’ ‘Come on Over to My Place’, ‘Up On The Roof,’ ‘Under the Boardwalk’, ‘Kissin In The Back Row’, ‘Save The Last Dance For Me’, ‘Down On The Beach,’ ‘Hello Happiness’ and many, many more!
The Edge, Wigan
04/12/2020 19:30
Dick Whittington
Join our much loved hero Dick Whittington for the purr-fect family adventure as he seeks fame and fortune alongside his trusty feline friend when he heads off for swashbuckling adventures to prove that good will always win over bad in the Plaza’s popular annual festive Panto treat!

Starring  the magnificent BRIAN CAPRON who makes a welcome return to The Plaza as the 'oh so evil' King Rat alongside the ever popular BRADLEY THOMPSON who is a firm family favourite here at The Plaza this promises to be the most sensational Pantomime in the North West this Festive season....Oh yes it does!

BSL Interpreted Performances: Thursday 10th December at 10.30am & 2.00pm also on Saturday 12th December at 7.30pm - BSL Interpreter: Andy Higgins
The Plaza, Stockport
04/12/2020 to 10/01/2021
Festive Day Out With Thomas - East Anglian Railway Museum

All aboard for a Festive Day Out With Thomas!

Activities


Join The East Anglian Railway Museum for trainloads of fun and a day of anniversary celebrations!

Take a train ride with Thomas, the number 1 blue engine. Meet The Fat Controller who will be keeping all of the celebrations in order and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty in a birthday singalong.

Plus lots more to enjoy, including:

• Unlimited rides behind Thomas, Percy & Daisy
• Meet Toby & Henrietta
• Watch re-enactments of classic Thomas stories with The Fat Controller and Rusty & Dusty
• Storytelling with The Fat Controller and Rusty & Dusty
• Watch the Rusty & Dusty Show
• Children’s Play Area
• Other Thomas & Friends-themed activities

FAQs


Length of Thomas ride?
10 Minutes.

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
Yes.

Specific characters appearing at the event:
Thomas, Percy, Daisy, Toby, Henrietta and Toad.

What is a Festive Day Out With Thomas?:
Festive Day Out With Thomas events held in December feature all of the usual family fun of a Day Out With Thomas as well as an optional visit to Father Christmas. Please select this as an add on to your tickets during check out (additional charges apply).

Please note:-
You can travel directly into the heart of this venue by train* - visit
www.nationalrail.co.uk and search for the station; 'Chappel & Wakes Colne' (*There is no step-free access if arriving by rail)

Railway Information


Opening times

Open 10:00am to 16:30pm

Facilities

Parking

Free parking for 200 vehicles

Address

Chappel & Wakes Colne Station
Station Road
Wakes Colne
Colchester
Essex
C06 2DS



Day Out With Thomas™ ©2020 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

East Anglian Railway Museum, Colchester
05/12/2020 to 20/12/2020
Tea With Santa

Since 1944 Breakfast with Santa has been a family tradition in The Plaza Cafe and it is being brought back with special breakfast, brunch and tea events for you and your little ones to enjoy.

There's a yo ho ho feast for the children consisting of scrumptious pastries, sugar waffles, Dutch pancakes, donuts and chocolate dip, all served with lashings of lovely cordial.

Santa invites the grown ups to enjoy a fabulous bacon barm with unlimited tea and coffee to set you up for the day ahead!

Make new friends on shared tables as enjoy your food and wait for Santa Claus and his little helpers to arrive, after which the children will be invited to his grotto to receive a special Christmas Gift for being good boys and girls!

The Plaza, Stockport
05/12/2020 to 12/12/2020
Festive Diner
Steam into Christmas with a Festive Diner and enjoy a steam train journey through Lancashire's very own winter wonderland. Pass snow sprinkled hills and fairy-lit stations from the comfort of your beautifully decorated carriage, all whilst tucking into a traditional Yuletide menu with all the trimmings!

£58.00 per head for 2020 - Adults only


The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and ¾ hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz on-board
    A traditional four course festive meal followed by tea or coffee and homemade mince pies

Festive Diners run on selected Saturdays in December. The diners depart Bury Bolton Street Station at 7:30pm and return at approximately 10:15pm.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
05/12/2020 to 23/12/2020
Festive - Afternoon High Tea Dining

This is a Dining Train event onboard one of our heritage steam trains on the Bank Holiday Mondays during the summer.  Seats are in open carriages around tables of two or four people

You will enjoy a welcoming glass of prosecco followed by a High Tea of finger sandwiches, scones with jam & cream and a selection of dainty cakes and pastries.  Plus tea or coffee.

The Festive Afternoon Tea on December 7 will consist of a warming glass of mulled wine (or soft drink alternative) followed by a High Tea of festive finger sandwiches, scones with jam & cream and a selection of dainty Christmas cakes and pastries.  Plus tea or coffee

Avon Valley Railway, Bristol
07/12/2020 14:45
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Direct from London, the acclaimed production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is coming to the Lowry next Christmas. Step through the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom of Narnia for the most mystical of adventures in a faraway land. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and say hello to a talking Faun, an unforgettable Lion and the coldest, cruellest White Witch. The nations favourite novel, now on the stage. 

This critically acclaimed production reunites director Sally Cookson with designer Rae Smith, writer in the room Adam Peck, movement director Dan Canham, puppetry director Craig Leo, lighting designer Bruno Poet, sound designer Ian Dickinson and music by Benji Bower all of whom originally brought the show to life in 2017 breaking box office records at Leeds Playhouse.Additional information

Recommended suitable for age 6+
Children under 5 will not be allowed in the auditorium, including babes in arms
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
09/12/2020 to 23/01/2021
Life Drawing - Matisse
Join us each month for our new, themed life classes-no experience is necessary. The workshops will be fun and instructive and a great way to develop your artistic skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The perfect way to spend a Sunday! Each month we will be working from two different life models and you will receive tuition from professional illustrator, Paul Pickford. The cost of all materials used is included too.

The theme will be different each session:

19th April – Powerful Figures
24th May - Figures in Motion
14th  June – Rembrandt
19th July – Drag Superstars
23rd August – Pre Raphaelites
20th September - Drawing the Dog
18th October – Burlesque
22nd November –Gothic Art
13th December - Matisse
17th January – Alien Invaders
21st February – Period Costume
21st March – Artists of the Jazz Age
The Lowry, Salford
13/12/2020 10:30
Beauty & The Beast - Relaxed Performance
Albert Halls and Polka Dot Pantomime are proud to present Beauty and The Beast our 2020 family pantomime.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
17/12/2020 13:30
Totally Tallia
Tallia School of Dance presents Totally Tallia 2020, our biggest dance spectacular to date. We promise you smiles, laughter, surprises and much more!

We will be showcasing our fabulous and talented dancers in many styles... from Ballet through to Streetdance from all ages and some tiny dancers to melt your hearts.

The whole family will love this dance spectacular and will have you clapping away and tapping your feet at the range of music and fabulous dancers.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
09/01/2021 to 10/01/2021
Alexander Whitley Dance Company - Overflow
Alexander Whitley’s recent production 8 Minutes took audiences on a breathtaking journey to the sun. Overflow, his company’s new work, is a compelling and timely exploration of the human condition in the era of big data, when our emotions and behaviour have become the raw materials of the digital economy.

Featuring an exhilarating new score by composer Ryan Lee West (Rival Consoles), stunning kinetic light sculpture by Children of the Light (with creative technologists Fenyce and lighting designer Guy Hoare) and striking costumes by award-winning designer, Ana Rajcevic. Overflow is a powerful, personal and visually captivating investigation into the presence and impact of technology and data on modern life.

"What happens when the surrounding market cosmos disguises itself as my mirror, shape-shifting according to what it has decided I feel or felt or will feel?" - Shoshana Zuboff, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells, and supported by Arts Council England, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, the London Community Foundation, MA Scène Nationale-Pays de Montbéliard, PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund for Organisations, Bonnie Bird New Choreography Fund and DanceEast.

Alexander is New Wave Associate at Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

Image by Tom Andrew.

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
13/01/2021 20:00
Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Experience

'Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Experience' will take you on a journey through the story of the Wilburys, with expert narrative and big screen action. This 31st anniversary special is absolutely unmissable. Featuring tributes to Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan.

All the Traveling Wilbury hits and classics are in the show, 'Handle With Care', 'End of the Line' and many more. Totally unique to this production are five authentic lookalike-sound-alike’s to this famous supergroup, enabling the show to explore the solo hits of the band - 'Mr Blue Sky', 'Pretty Woman', 'Blowin in the Wind', 'Here Comes the Sun', and 'Runnin Down a Dream' and many more!

This joyous, up-tempo feel-good celebration of classic pop music is guaranteed to give you a night to remember.

The Plaza, Stockport
15/01/2021 19:45
Hits Out Of Hell - The Meat Loaf Songbook
The World’s premier show in tribute to Meatloaf, featuring the Ultimate ‘Dead Ringer’ to Meatloaf Craig Halford as seen on ITV’s ‘Stars in their eyes’ and Channel 4’s ‘The Last Leg’.

Experience all the hits from what is one of the best-selling artists of all time, culminating over 80 million album sales, a grammy award and the best rock and roll love anthems ever written.

I’D Do Anything for Love, Bat Out of Hell, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad, You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth, Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through, Paradise by the Dashboard Light, Dead Ringer for Love and many many more.
The Plaza, Stockport
16/01/2021 19:30
Clinton Baptiste in The Paranormalist Returns
As seen on PETER KAY’S PHOENIX NIGHTS...

The world-renowned clairvoyant, medium and psychic is back!
Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains.

Clinton Baptiste is the hapless clairvoyant, medium and psychic from Peter Kay’s smash hit Channel 4 tv show PETER KAY’S PHOENIX NIGHTS.  Now, some eighteen years after the show aired, he returns to conjure up his extraordinary powers for a new generation.

Clinton will give readings to the audience, offering advice from beyond the grave.  He will predict your future, tell you about your past and all manner of spooky stuff an’ that.

But more, he takes you through his demise, his comeback and finally…finally on this special night, he will attempt to pass over to The Other Side and return (before the venue want you all out)….with THE ANSWER!

Starring ALEX LOWE, Clinton Baptiste is the copyright of Goodnight Vienna Productions.

Hundreds of years ago when man walked the planet he had no real means of communication. In
time man developed a phenomena which has never been fully understood by the psychic community.
This phenomena is…Clinton Baptiste
’ - Peter Kay (That Phenomena)

Ages 14+
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
16/01/2021 19:30
Life Drawing - Alien Invaders
Join us each month for our new, themed life classes-no experience is necessary. The workshops will be fun and instructive and a great way to develop your artistic skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The perfect way to spend a Sunday! Each month we will be working from two different life models and you will receive tuition from professional illustrator, Paul Pickford. The cost of all materials used is included too.

The theme will be different each session:

19th April – Powerful Figures
24th May - Figures in Motion
14th  June – Rembrandt
19th July – Drag Superstars
23rd August – Pre Raphaelites
20th September - Drawing the Dog
18th October – Burlesque
22nd November –Gothic Art
13th December - Matisse
17th January – Alien Invaders
21st February – Period Costume
21st March – Artists of the Jazz Age
The Lowry, Salford
17/01/2021 10:30
Fin Taylor
Fin Taylor: So My Wife...

They say comedy’s about speaking truth to power. But when no one agrees on what’s true or who’s in power, maybe the old ones are the best? As seen on  Live At The Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats, the Mash Report and Roast Battle, Fin has also written for The Roast of Alec Baldwin on Comedy Central US.
“An invigoratingly good comic…a live thrill to watch” **** The i 


“Gleefully provocative and packed with big hard laughs” **** The Guardian


“The most discussed and critically praised comedian of recent Edinburgh Fringes” ***** The Scotsman
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
17/01/2021 20:00
Mercury - The Ultimate Queen Tribute
Mercury, having celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, has established itself as one of the world's most authentic tribute bands to Freddie Mercury and Queen.

Including performances of the most popular Queen hits, such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You and many more, this award-winning, dynamic stage show has been wowing audiences from the UK to Dubai with its spectacular costumes and world class production including dramatic lighting and a hugely energetic performance.

Featuring Joseph Lee Jackson as 'Freddie', together with excellent musicianship, beautiful harmonies and intricate guitar work from Glenn Scrimshaw as 'Brian May,’ this show will captivate any audience.

"Joseph, Glenn & Mercury are the next best thing" to the original Queen line-up. Don't miss it!” Freddie Mercury's mum, Jer Bulsara
The Plaza, Stockport
22/01/2021 19:30
Royal Shakespeare Company - The Winter's Tale
The world’s most famous theatre company returns to Salford with Shakespeare’s moving tale of jealousy, delusion and redemption.
 
Set across 16 years from Mad Men to the moon landings, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Winter’s Tale imagines a world where the ghosts of fascist Europe collide with horrors of The Handmaid’s Tale, before washing up on a joyful seashore. A jealous King rips his family apart but is tormented by grief and regret. Will he find the daughter he abandoned before it is too late?
 
Spanning tragedy and comedy, darkness turns to joy in an explosive conclusion in this unmissable new production.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
27/01/2021 to 30/01/2021
Whitney Queen Of The Night

Critically acclaimed international stage sensation Whitney - Queen of the Night is heading to Stockport following a run of hit West End performances.

The stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time will be coming to the Plaza Theatre on Friday, May 15th, with tickets on sale from Friday 2nd August.

Whitney – Queen Of The Night will star Elesha Paul Moses (Whitney –Queen Of The Night tour, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, The Voice, The X Factor) in the title role, supported by a stunning live band.

The outstanding concert production has toured extensively across the UK and Europe for the past three years, and in March made its West End debut in front of a sold-out audience at London’s Savoy Theatre, with further sell-out shows in June and July.

The Plaza, Stockport
27/01/2021 19:30
The Foundations
THE FOUNDATIONS were one of the biggest groups of the Swinging Sixties!!!

WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CHART-TOPPERS "BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP" and "BABY NOW THAT I'VE FOUND YOU"

Plus a string of other hits like "Back On My Feet Again", "Any Old Time (You're Lonely And Sad)", "In The Bad Bad Old Days (Before You Loved Me)" and "Born To Live, Born To Die"

Now original lead guitarist/vocalist Alan Warner is keeping the magnificent sound of The Foundations alive with a group of hugely talented musicians
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
28/01/2021 19:30
Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest...

Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.
Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy hot on the heels of his 17/18 Touring hit, Spoiler Alert!
A TV household name, in the past year Ed has appeared on Live At The Apollo (Host, BBC),  Mock The Week (BBC), The Pilgrimage (BBC), Top Gear (BBC) and QI (BBC).

Age Guidance: Suitable for Ages 16+

The Plaza, Stockport
28/01/2021 20:00
Dave Spikey - A Funny Thing Happened....I shot Derek Rigby
This show was simply going to be called “I shot Derek Rigby” which Dave has freely admitted to ; in fact this has never been in doubt - there were several witnesses - but (there’s always a “but”) he thought that might be a little too weird a title so, although he will talk about the shooting in some depth (Because, to be fair, it was funny to all present with the exception of Derek), he will concentrate on the many other funny things that happen all the time.

Funny things happen at home, at work, out shopping, at the Vets, in Prison, out with his eccentric Gran and in Hong Kong - obviously. Dave’s comedy radar has always instinctively drawn him to these small out-of-the-ordinary events that wash over most of us and pass us by. Once identified, he analysis and elaborates them in his own way whilst at the same time reminding us that not only have we too witnessed them, they’ve probably happened to us!

It’s this added dimension, this comedy of association that elevates the events to laugh-out-loud funny. No wonder Time Out magazine said of him, “Not only a very funny comedian but one of the finest raconteurs around”

Age Guidance: Suitable For Ages 14+
The Plaza, Stockport
29/01/2021 19:30
Seeds
Tigga Goulding in association with Emmerson & Ward Productions presents
 
Seeds
Written and Performed by Tigga Goulding
 
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”
Marth Graham
 
From Manchester to Granada, ‘Seeds’ is the story of an Englishwoman’s courage and passion as she chases her dreams through an emotional journey into the art of flamenco. Witness first-hand the magic of this centuries old Spanish art form when two worlds collide on the Lowry stage.
 
Written and performed by Tigga Goulding and presented in association with Emmerson & Ward Productions (Gypsy Queen, Riot Act), ‘Seeds’ also features Andalusian international flamenco artists Luis de Luis (dance), Alejandro Gambibas (song) and Jose El Pirata (guitar).
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
01/02/2021 to 02/02/2021
Birth

After the success of its critically acclaimed international hit The Nature of Forgetting, Theatre Re returns with a powerful, poignant and uplifting visual theatre piece exploring the bond between three generations of women, their shared loss, and the strength they discover in each other.

Emily is eight months pregnant when she reads her grandmother's journal. As she delves into her family history her sense of reality shifts, unveiling a legacy of unspoken tragedies and unconditional love.


Established in 2009, Theatre Re is an internationally acclaimed ensemble creating thought-provoking live performances. The company examines fragile human conditions in a compelling, physical style embracing mime, theatre and live music.

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
04/02/2021 to 05/02/2021
Ross Noble - Humournoid

What happens when pure comedy takes human form?
What happens when a creature is created and bred to do stand up?
Nobody knows because that isn’t a thing. What is a thing is Ross Noble doing a show. You can come and see it. This is it. 
 
Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide Ltd
Recommended 15+
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
07/02/2021 20:00
Romesh Ranganathan - The Cynic's Mixtape
Romesh is back with a brand new show 'The Cynic's Mixtape', his most brutally honest show yet.

Fresh from the 'Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan', 'A League Of Their Own' and 'Judge Romesh', he's putting showbiz aside to deliver a carefully curated selection of all the things he has found unacceptable since the last tour, including why trying to save the environment is a scam, why none of us are truly free, and his suspicion that his wife is using his gluten intolerence to avoid sleeping with him.

Age Guidance: Strictly 14+ Likely To Be Swearing And Adult Content
The Plaza, Stockport
10/02/2021 20:00
Spirit Of The Blitz

To celebrate this very special anniversary, we open the 1940s songbook for a tribute to the legendary stars who kept us smiling through our darkest days. Spirit Of The Blitz recaptures the tenacious optimism of war-torn Britain on the long road towards peace.

Sing along to swinging hits like Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree, Bless 'Em All, Leaning On A Lamp-Post, and of course, We'll Meet Again.
Starring Andy Eastwood, Maggie O’Hara and Pete Lindup, this feel-good show recreates all your forties favourites, including Vera Lynn, George Formby, Max Miller, Bing Crosby, Anne Shelton and Gracie Fields... A truly heart-warming afternoon of live music and laughter.

For those who remember the 40s, the show is a trip down memory lane; for those who don't, it’s a Sentimental Journey back through time to the glorious melodies and good clean comedy that accompanied a dogged nation's battle for survival.

This unmissable performance is devised and produced by Andy Eastwood, with musical direction by David Carter.

The Plaza, Stockport
17/02/2021 14:30
Queen Extravaganza
Queen Extravaganza, the official Queen tribute band produced by Roger Taylor and Brian May, returns to the UK in 2021, following sell out shows across the globe.

The band, who began touring back in 2012, are made up of a rolling cast of gifted musicians who have been hand picked by Roger Taylor and Brian May. Queen Extravaganza are renowned for touring all over the USA, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Brazil and Europe and have earned much love and respect from their ever growing fan base. In this spectacular show, the talented musicians play the music perfectly and in some instances are more polished than Queen themselves.

This 90-minute show features more than 20 Queen classics drawn from the band’s biggest hits: Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Under Pressure, We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, A Kind of Magic, Radio Ga Ga, Somebody to Love and Killer Queen as well as other fan favourites. “It’s our own official tribute band” says Roger Taylor.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
18/02/2021 19:30
Clinton Baptiste
CLINTON BAPTISTE in The Paranormalist Returns!
As seen on PETER KAY’S PHOENIX NIGHTS...

The world- renowned clairvoyant, medium and psychic is back!

Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains.

Clinton Baptiste is the hapless clairvoyant, medium and psychic from Peter Kay’s smash hit Channel 4 tv show PETER KAY’S PHOENIX NIGHTS.  Now, some eighteen years after the show aired, he returns to conjure up his extraordinary powers for a new generation.

Clinton will give readings to the audience, offering advice from beyond the grave.  He will predict your future, tell you about your past and all manner of spooky stuff an’ that.

But more, he takes you through his demise, his comeback and finally…finally on this special night, he will attempt to pass over to The Other Side and return (before the venue want you all out)….with THE ANSWER!

Starring ALEX LOWE, Clinton Baptiste is the copyright of Goodnight Vienna Productions.

‘Hundreds of years ago when man walked the planet he had no real means of communication. In time man developed a phenomena which has never been fully understood by the psychic community. This phenomena is…Clinton Baptiste’ - Peter Kay (That Phenomena)

Ages 14+

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
18/02/2021 20:00
DAVID O’DOHERTY: whoa is me


Here he comes again, trotting on to the stage with all of the misplaced confidence of a waiter with no pad. Is he going to remember it? OH YES HE IS. There'll be lots of talking, some apologising and some songs on a glued together plastic keyboard from 1986. 
As seen on Channel 4's '8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown' and BBC's 'Live At the Apollo.'
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
19/02/2021 19:30
Life Drawing - Period Costume
Join us each month for our new, themed life classes-no experience is necessary. The workshops will be fun and instructive and a great way to develop your artistic skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The perfect way to spend a Sunday! Each month we will be working from two different life models and you will receive tuition from professional illustrator, Paul Pickford. The cost of all materials used is included too.

The theme will be different each session:

19th April – Powerful Figures
24th May - Figures in Motion
14th  June – Rembrandt
19th July – Drag Superstars
23rd August – Pre Raphaelites
20th September - Drawing the Dog
18th October – Burlesque
22nd November –Gothic Art
13th December - Matisse
17th January – Alien Invaders
21st February – Period Costume
21st March – Artists of the Jazz Age
The Lowry, Salford
21/02/2021 10:30
Milkshake! Live - Milkshake Monkey's Musical
Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical for you all! But when stage fright hits, his favourite Milkshake friends come to help, creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen!

Be part of this fantastic production as you learn the amazing songs and dances with your favourite Milkshake friends, and watch as the music, the lights, the costumes and stage come together. With great Milkshake friends, anything is possible.

Starring Fireman Sam, Noddy, Shimmer & Shine, Digby Dragon, Wissper, Nella the Princess Knight and the Floogals, alongside two Milkshake Presenters, this brand-new show has plenty of laughter, audience interaction and great fun to get everyone up on their feet! It’s a family show not to be missed!
The Plaza, Stockport
21/02/2021
Stewart Lee - Snowflake/Tornado
Double-bill of two new 60 minute sets, back to back nightly from “the world’s greatest living stand-up” (Times).

Tornado questions Stew’s position in the comedy marketplace after Netflix mistakenly lists his show as “reports of sharks falling from the skies are on the rise again. Nobody on the Eastern Seaboard is safe.”
 
Snowflake questions Stew’s worth in a society demolishing the liberal values he has been keen to espouse in a fairy-tale landscape of winter wonder.

Snowflake / Tornado is part of The Lowry’s Week 53 festival in 2020.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
23/02/2021 to 27/02/2021
Exciting Science
WARNING.... WARNING.....EXTREME FUN ALERT!

This Brand New, Exciting & Educational show will amaze & astound all ages from 4 years & upwards, as we put the “Exciting” back into Science.
So stand clear and prepare for action, as this show is full of Wiz, bang, pop .... And splurt

Exciting Science – Prepare to be amazed!
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
28/02/2021 14:00
National Football Museum Entry

Whether you’re a die-hard football fan, planning a visit with your family or on a break to Manchester, enjoy a visit to England’s only national museum for football.

Learn more about the game of our lives, see iconic objects, and sharpen your skills with the museum’s interactive challenges.

Family discount available when selecting 2 adults and 2 children.

Concession applies to: Full time students, 65+, unemployed, Blue Light Card and Disabled

The National Football Museum - Manchester
01/03/2021 10:00
Birmingham Royal Ballet - Cinderella
Sir David Bintley’s enchanting fairy tale is a glorious celebration of ballet, with breathtaking scenery and costumes by the designer of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s famous Nutcracker.
Cinderella’s life with her cruel stepmother and stepsisters is one of drudgery and hardship until the evening of an extravagant party at the palace. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, she’s the centre of attention when she arrives at the ball in a magical coach, wearing a gorgeous gown. Cinderella captures every imagination with it's sure-fire mix of wonderful dance, spectacular scenery, and a cast of characters that includes mice, lizards and even a dancing frog.


CHOREOGRAPHY: DAVID BINTLEY
MUSIC: SERGEI PROKOFIEV
DESIGNS: JOHN F. MACFARLANE
LIGHTING: DAVID A. FINN
LIVE MUSIC: ROYAL BALLET SINFONIA
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
03/03/2021 to 06/03/2021
Sun Records The Concert
SUN RECORDS Where Rock'n'Roll Was Born - the Official Sun Records Concert Show

The label that brought you Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Rufus Thomas and scores more rockin' pioneers, comes to life live on stage.

Revisit the recording studio where the distinctive Sun sound was crafted by musical visionary Sam Phillips. His trailblazing Memphis studio brought us That's Alright Mama, Great Balls of Fire, I Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin', Bear Cat, Blue Suede Shoes, Good Rockin' Tonight. . . hundreds of hits that would influence the world of music.

Featuring the musical instruments of the era, starring a multi-talented cast of singers and a supporting cast of amazing musicians, the official concert show takes you back to the birthplace of rock'n'roll.
The Plaza, Stockport
05/03/2021 19:30
BRB Open Class - Cinderella
Open Class
The Lowry, Salford
06/03/2021 10:45
Sounds of the 60s hosted by Tony Blackburn
An evening of 60s classics performed live by the Sounds Of The 60s All Star Band & Singers, hosted by Radio 2’s legendary DJ, Tony Blackburn.

The show features stories and songs from the most loved decade.

Every week, more than a million people tune in to BBC Radio 2 to hear Tony Blackburn wax lyrical about the biggest stars of the 60s.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
06/03/2021 19:30
Dane Baptiste - Chocolate Chip
Baptiste is back on international tour with a brand new stand-up show.

Dane is now a Grown Ass Black Man. Too old to be concerned with chicken or trainers. Too young to be considered a peer of Trevor McDonald. Has he got a chip on his shoulder? Yes. A chocolate one.

Join one of the nation’s most exciting stand up stars as he presents another brilliantly hilarious and boldly provocative show. Star of hit podcasts Dane Baptiste Questions Everything and Quotas Full. As seen on Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Sunny D, Live at the Palladium… pretty much all over your TV screen.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
07/03/2021 20:00
Francis Rossi - I Talk Too Much
Legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening of chat and music.

In Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much, the founder, lead singer and lead guitarist of Status Quo will talk about his mishaps and adventures of life on the road with one of the biggest and most loved bands ever.

Francis is a true member of British Rock Royalty.  He sang the first words at Live Aid in 1985, survived the obligatory rock’n’roll brush with alcohol and drugs, was awarded an OBE in 2010 and has a BRIT for his Outstanding Contribution to Music. His band has sold more than 120 million records globally.
Expect laughter, revelations, tales involving some of the giants of music, exclusive video clips, snatches of classic tunes and a great night out.
Rossi will be joined on stage by award-winning writer and broadcaster Mick Wall, who has sold more than 1 million books.

•    Tickets are available, priced £30, £40 VIP & £75 Super VIP


Super VIP tickets holders are invited to join us at 5.30pm for the Pre Show Meet and Greet.
The Plaza, Stockport
11/03/2021 19:30
The Drifters
The Drifters are back on tour in the UK with a brand-new show performing all their classic hits from the last six decades.

The legendary group have previously been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, listed among the Greatest Artists of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine and have produced an incredible list of hits - including; Saturday Night at the Movies, Come on Over to My Place, Stand By Me, Under the Boardwalk and many, many more!

Following their phenomenally successful recent tour, which included dates at London’s Royal Albert Hall and Arenas around the UK, The Drifters are back on the road with string of additional dates for 2020, with a line up hand-picked by Tina Treadwell herself - President of the Treadwell Entertainment Group and owner of The Drifters name.

Tina, who previously worked for Disney as an executive producer and casting director, believes this current line-up is one of the best to date and looks forward to the upcoming concert tour.  “I am very excited that we have a new show for the fans who we invite to join us in celebrating this incredible and everlasting story of The Drifters.”
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
14/03/2021 19:30
Paul McCaffrey - Lemon
As seen on Live At The Apollo.
 
In this hilarious new stand up show, McCaffrey struggles to get to grips with technology, being spied on by the Chinese, idiotic self-help books and setting fire to his oven gloves. The man is an absolute Lemon, funny though.
 
Most recently Paul has performed to over half a million people in supporting Kevin Bridges and Sean Lock on nationwide tours.

Star of Live At The Apollo, BBC3’s Impractical Jokers and Russell Howard’s Good News, Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central. An accomplished radio presenter and guest, Paul has recently been heard on: talkSPORT, Absolute’s The Alternative Vote and Rob Beckett’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Football and BBC Radio 2’s Russell Kane’s Whistlestop Tour
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
14/03/2021 20:00
Opera North - Carmen

A masterpiece of obsession and self-destruction.

Bizet's enduringly popular opera tells the story of a woman on the margins of society, driven by a fierce, uncompromising desire for personal liberty, and of a man who, in the grip of sexual obsession, tries to own her.

Its sensuality, stark emotional realism and brutal violence outraged many in its first audiences, and it was widely condemned. Almost 150 years later, Carmen still presents a challenge to contemporary sensibilities, whilst Bizet’s music – overflowing with passion, colour, energy and unforgettable melody – continues to mesmerise.

Garry Walker conducts his first production as Opera North’s Music Director, and Edward Dick directs, following his triumphant Tosca in 2018.

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
16/03/2021 to 20/03/2021
Opera North - Alcina


A young man, Ruggiero, has fallen under the spell of a woman, Alcina, on an island paradise. But Alcina is an enchantress who transforms her discarded lovers into non-human form, and her island is actually a barren wasteland whose apparent beauty is maintained only by her powers of illusion. When Bradamante, Ruggiero’s fiancée, arrives in disguise, intent on reclaiming her lost love, Alcina’s magic is tested to breaking point.

This extraordinary tale of deception and disguise, of love and loss, of enchantment and illusion, is told in some of Handel’s most richly inventive music, such as Ruggiero’s regretful farewell to the beauty of the island, ‘Verdi prati’.


 

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
17/03/2021 19:00
Opera North - The Golden Girl of the West

Giacomo PucciniGiacomo Puccini

A gun-toting tale of true love and second chances.

Set against the backdrop of the tough life of a gold-mining community on the American frontier during the California Gold Rush, this opera has been called the original Spaghetti Western. It boasts what is perhaps Puccini’s most innovative score, and surely his richest orchestrally.

His peerless melodic gift and capacity for creating local colour is a perfect match for this tale of a love triangle involving Dick Johnson, aka the bandit Ramerrez, Sheriff Jack Rance and Minnie, the Girl of the Golden West ('La fanciulla del West') who runs the Polka saloon. Antony Hermus, who conducted electrifying performances of Tosca in 2018, conducts Aletta Collins’ widely admired production.

A gun-toting tale of true love and second chances.

Set against the backdrop of the tough life of a gold-mining community on the American frontier during the California Gold Rush, this opera has been called the original Spaghetti Western. It boasts what is perhaps Puccini’s most innovative score, and surely his richest orchestrally.

His peerless melodic gift and capacity for creating local colour is a perfect match for this tale of a love triangle involving Dick Johnson, aka the bandit Ramerrez, Sheriff Jack Rance and Minnie, the Girl of the Golden West ('La fanciulla del West') who runs the Polka saloon. Antony Hermus, who conducted electrifying performances of Tosca in 2018, conducts Aletta Collins’ widely admired production.
"right on target... brilliantly directed and beautifully sung."
★★★★★ — The Independent

"...strikes Puccini gold and deserves a rush to see it."
★★★★ — The Observer

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
19/03/2021 19:00
Life Drawing - Artists of the Jazz Age
Join us each month for our new, themed life classes-no experience is necessary. The workshops will be fun and instructive and a great way to develop your artistic skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The perfect way to spend a Sunday! Each month we will be working from two different life models and you will receive tuition from professional illustrator, Paul Pickford. The cost of all materials used is included too.

The theme will be different each session:

19th April – Powerful Figures
24th May - Figures in Motion
14th  June – Rembrandt
19th July – Drag Superstars
23rd August – Pre Raphaelites
20th September - Drawing the Dog
18th October – Burlesque
22nd November –Gothic Art
13th December - Matisse
17th January – Alien Invaders
21st February – Period Costume
21st March – Artists of the Jazz Age
The Lowry, Salford
21/03/2021 10:30
Ivo Graham
The time for faff is over: has Big Daddy Graham got the skillz (anecdotes/banter/topical asides) to pay da billz (gas/water/electric)? More hilariously anxious blather from one of the most hilariously anxious blatherers in the business.
 
Most recently nominated for Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Award after a sell-out run at the 2019 Fringe Festival. Also spotted on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live from the BBC, Cats Does Countdown, Richard Osman's House of Games, Roast Battle, Hypothetical, The Stand Up Sketch Show, The Now Show, Fighting Talk.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
21/03/2021 20:00
Jimmy Buckley in Concert
Jimmy Buckley is without a doubt one of Ireland's best loved And most respected performers.. Jimmy has enjoyed many years at the top of his profession and received numerous awards including the prestigious Entertainer of the year in the RTE music awards.

Jimmy possesses a very rare talent, not only as a phenomenal singer but also as a hilarious mimic of other major stars. Jimmys show contains a wide variety of material, Country, Big Ballads and tribute medleys to the greats of country music Hank Williams & Charlie Pride. Along with his magnificent band Jimmy will entertain you superbly and looks forward to meeting friends old & new.
The Plaza, Stockport
25/03/2021 19:30
The Illegal Eagles
Celebrating the music of the legendary West Coast Country Rock band, The Illegal Eagles visit the Bolton Albert Halls for the first time, bringing their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship.  
 
This critically acclaimed show features the very best from the Eagles’ catalogue of classics including  ‘Hotel California’, ‘Desperado’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘New Kid In Town’, ‘Life In The Fast Lane’ and many more…
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
28/03/2021 19:30
Easter Pantomime: Mother Goose
Crack open a Golden Egg this Easter when the sensational team who produce our Christmas Pantomime create Easter magic here at The Plaza with the firm family favourite MOTHER GOOSE!

Starring the egg-cellent PHILIP GREEN from 'Britain's Got Talent' alongside firm family favourites at The Plaza RICHARD CHANDLER and DAVID VICKERS plus full supporting cast this magnificent production will ensure that all ages have a Crackin' Easter with a show featuring glittering costumes, hilarious characters and a loveable Goose that we will all fall in love with.....Ohhhhhh yes we will!
The Plaza, Stockport
02/04/2021 to 05/04/2021
Ralph McTell
Ralph McTell is touring his new album ‘Hill of Beans’.  Produced by the legendary Tony Visconti, it is Ralph’s first album of original material for 9 years.  The performance will feature plenty of songs from his 50+ year career in addition to showcasing some of his most recent work.  A singer songwriter of international acclaim who has played across the world, McTell brings his exquisite songwriting to life with virtuoso guitar picking and evocative stories.  His spellbinding songs and wry humourous anecdotes take the audience from his buskers days in Paris, to concert halls in Australia and America and through the Streets of London.
 
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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
04/04/2021 19:30
UK Pink Floyd Experience - Bolton Albert Hall
Celebrating over 50 years of one of rock’s most influential bands, this highly authentic show recreates the atmosphere of Floyd.
Featuring the iconic album “The Dark Side Of The Moon” and classics including “Wish You Were Here”, “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”, “Another Brick In The Wall” and “Comfortably Numb”.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
09/04/2021 19:30
An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson
An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson celebrates the life and career of a man who has interviewed over 2000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries.

In conversation with his son Mike and showing highlights from the Parkinson archive, An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson is a unique opportunity to get an intimate, entertaining and informative look at his remarkable journey from a pit village in Yorkshire to the top of those famous stairs whilst reliving the best moments from a show that for many defined their Saturday night.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
11/04/2021 19:30
The Green Room: Simon Kempston

Tickets for The Green Room: Simon Kempston at The Stockport Plaza

Scottish singer-songwriter and leading acoustic fingerstyle guitarist Simon Kempston has toured the world performing his highly original, contemporary acoustic folk/blues songs and music, and is a unique talent.

His beautifully crafted folk-tinged material showcases his incredible, distinctive and intricate finger style guitar work – an exciting blend of the folk-baroque, blues and classical styles, and his gently nuanced, compelling tenor vocals.

An inspiring, poetic lyricist, Simon’s live performances are intense and impassioned, the subject matter chiefly Scottish, yet with universal appeal.

This first-time Greater Manchester concert is not to be missed.

‘One of Scotland’s very best singer-songwriters’ (Sunday Herald).
‘Stunning talent’ (STV).
'Beautiful tunes, infinitely talented’ (BBC Radio 3).
The Plaza, Stockport
14/04/2021 19:30
Peter Pan
"We are thrilled to announced our 2020 easter pantomime "Peter Pan" is now on sale starring Coronation Street and Dancing on Ice star "Steven Arnold" best known as Ashley Peacock as the evil Captain Hook and  pantomime favourite "Andrew Curphey" as Peter Pan. More star casting to be announced over the coming months. "
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
15/04/2021 to 16/04/2021
Jack Dee: Off The Telly

OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

JACK DEE – Off The Telly

Join Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment (food and beverages not included) in his new
stand-up tour.

“In these difficult and uncertain times people need hope – a ray of sunshine to brighten
their day. And that’s very much where I come in” says Jack.

Star of TV sitcoms Bad Move, Lead Balloon and Josh, Jack also hosts the legendary Radio 4
show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. Additional credits include presenting Jack Dee’s Helpdesk on BBC Two, C4’s The Jack Dee Show, ITV’s Jack Dee’s Saturday Night, BBC’s Jack Dee’s Happy Hour and Jack Dee Live at the Apollo. “In fact,” explains Jack, “I’ve probably appeared in every TV show with my name in the title”.

Other sidelines include Motivational Speaking, which Jack describes as “Basically a total
waste of time, talking to losers, but the cash is decent” and then adds “Don’t print that”. It’s so hard to tell when he’s being serious.

In recognition of his charity work, Jack was denied an OBE in 2015.

PLEASE NOTE:- Reselling of tickets for this event will result in cancellation of the booking.

AGE GUIDANCE: Strictly 14+ Swearing and adult content

The Plaza, Stockport
16/04/2021 20:00
Andy Parsons – Healing The Nation
Tour extended due to popular demand!
 
‘It was 24th June 2016 and I found myself contemplating a supermarket meal deal. I only wanted a sandwich and I only needed a sandwich but given that I could get a snack and a drink for only 5p more it seemed financially irresponsible not to. I had spent so long pondering the EU Referendum result from the day before that I was now in a massive rush.  The lad on the till scanned the first two items no problem but the third item he couldn’t get to scan at all. I thought this is going to be a nightmare – there was a queue building up and he looked like he was going to call the supervisor. Then to his credit, he tried to scan it one more time, it wouldn’t scan – so he went ‘bip’ himself and chucked it through. And it was at that moment I thought “oh we’ll be alright as a country we will”. 
And we will be alright. Trust me. I’m not a politician.’

As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. etc. - and repeated on Dave.  

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
17/04/2021 20:00
What’s Love Got To Do With It? - A Tribute To Tina Turner
Tina Turner fans should get ready to party as the smash hit touring show What’s Love Got To Do With It? arrives in Stockport in the second year of its massive UK tour. What's Love Got To Do With It? is a joyous show celebrating the music of the incredible Tina Turner.

Launched in 2019, the show has been selling out theatres in towns and cities across the UK. Now, as part of the 2020 tour, What’s Love Got To Do With It? is set to wow fans when it heads to the Plaza on Friday, June 19 2020.
The Plaza, Stockport
21/04/2021 19:30
Titania McGrath
Feelings don’t care about your facts…

Titania McGrath is a world-renowned millennial icon and radical intersectionalist poet committed to feminism, social justice and armed peaceful protest, and she’s coming to show you – yes, YOU – why you are wrong about everything!

MXINFESTO takes the form of a confrontational lecture in which Titania guides her audience through the, often bewildering, array of terminology and concepts that constitute 21stcentury “wokeness”. New words such as “manterrupting”, “microaggressions” and “heteronormativity” often leave the general public bemused, particularly if they don’t read the Guardian.

Having conquered the world of social media, Titania is now generously bestowing her wisdom onto a live audience. Her step-by-step guide will enable her audience to become the woke people they need to be in an increasingly progressive world. In a non-patronising manner, Titania will explain where exactly they are going wrong and how to be more like her. 
 
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
21/04/2021 20:00
Ladykiller
A hotel room, a chambermaid and a dead woman. It’s not what it looks like, really, it’s not. It was self-defence... and anyway the woman was asking for it.

The chambermaid considers herself to be a pretty normal person; she reads books. She pretended to read the party manifestos at the General Election. She’s even read The Psychopath Test and she’s pretty sure she’s not one so...

After rave reviews and sold out shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and Vault Festival 2019, Ladykiller is a blood- soaked morality tale about victimhood, power and flipping the gender rule book on psychopathy. Charting one woman’s journey from violent oppression to bloody revolution, it is the (gruesome) quintessential jet-black comedy for the age of the gig economy.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
22/04/2021 to 23/04/2021
Lancashire Hotpots Chips & Giggles
There’s only one thing more satisfying than a visit to the chippy and that’s an evening with The Lancashire Hotpots.  Bernard and the boys will be playing all your Lancashire Hotpot favourites: I Fear Ikea, Shopmobility Scooter and of course...Chippy Tea!  It’s going to be an unbeatable night of music and laughs for everyone.  Whether you’re up for a battered sausage or a tub or gravy you’re in for a great time with the Hotpots!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thelancashirehotpots
Twitter: @thehotpots
Instagram @thelancashirehotpots

www.thelancashirehotpots.net
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
24/04/2021 19:30
Northern Ballet - Swan Lake
Escape into an enchanting winter wonderland with Northern Ballet’s beautiful reimagining of Cinderella.
Live every moment of Cinderella’s story from heartbreak to joy. In this sparkling adaptation of the classic rags-to-riches tale, Cinders is whisked away from her wicked step-mother to the glistening lake of ice where she first meets her Prince.
You won’t believe your eyes as Northern Ballet’s remarkable dancers bring their signature magic to the ultimate feel-good fairytale. The perfect entertainment for the whole family.

Don’t miss out on your tickets to the ball. Book now.

Please note that this production contains short periods of flashing and strobe lighting effects.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
05/05/2021 to 08/05/2021
Theatre Dance Workshop
Theatre Dance Workshop make a welcome return for their annual showcase with the very best in live stage performance.

Proceeds in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.
The Plaza, Stockport
09/05/2021 14:15
Calling Planet Earth
A New Romantic Symphony that goes on a journey through one of the greatest musical era's of all time - The Electrifying 80's.

Featuring songs from now legendary artists such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, The Human League, Ultravox, Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode, OMD, Japan, ABC, Soft Cell and many many more.

Performed by an incredible live band with awesome symphonic arrangements, combined with stunning vocals and cast this is the must see show that simply defines a decade.
The Plaza, Stockport
15/05/2021 19:30
Abba Mania

It is just over 40 years since ABBA won Eurovision and now it’s your chance to thank ABBA for the music!

ABBA MANIA is accepted as the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute production.

Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves.

ABBA MANIA brings ABBA fans old and new a night not to be missed. If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music ever, then ABBA MANIA is for you!

So dig out those platforms, dust down those flares, join in and enjoy all of your favourites including: ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Voulez Vous’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Winner Takes It All’,
‘Super Trouper’ and many more.
The Plaza, Stockport
21/05/2021 19:30
Barry Steel - The Roy Orbison Story
The one and only Barry Steele is set to put the rock back into ‘The Big O’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in the West End production ‘The Roy Orbison Story’. Get ready for an upbeat night of solid gold hits and contemporary genius as Barry Steele and a fabulous cast of musicians and singers, celebrate the late 80s when The Big O was on the cusp of a phenomenal return to super stardom.

Barry is joined on stage a five-piece band and sensational guest pianist Boogie Williams as the production present original material written but never sung by Roy Orbison and showcase elements of the symphonic orchestration first heard on the recently released Albums.

This top-class production also features chart busting hits originally performed by Roy Orbison’s friends and culminates in a stunningly brilliant accolade as the whole cast comes together to pay homage to the original super group ‘The Traveling Wilburys.’

With a feelgood factor built in, this show really does have something for everyone! Barry Steele has been stunning audiences with his uncanny ability to recreate the vocal talents of the
legendary Roy Orbison, winning rave reviews across the globe. His vocal talents are quite simply ‘True Identikit Brilliance.’
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
22/05/2021 19:30
Strictly Come Dancing - The Professionals 2020
Dust off your dancing shoes! Following the hugely successful Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals 2019 UK Tour, fans up and down the UK will be thrilled to learn the line-up of dancers who will be bringing all the glitz and glamour to the live stage in the brand new 2020 Professionals Tour. Tickets are on sale now.

Cha-cha-cha-ing their way around the UK will be no less than 10 of the incredibly popular and multi award-winning professional dancers from the 2019 Strictly Come Dancing BBC One series, in what promises to be another explosion of electrifying dance.

The world class line-up of Strictly professionals performing on the tour are: Australian Open Champion and 2018 finalist Dianne Buswell; Two-time Ballroom and Latin World Champion Nadiya Bychkova; Italian Latin Champion Graziano Di Prima; Professional World Mambo Champion and former Strictly finalist Karen Hauer; World Professional Latin Showdance Champion and 2017 Strictly Champion Katya Jones; undefeated four-time British National Champion Neil Jones; eight-time South African Latin American Champion and 2016 Strictly finalist Oti Mabuse; 2017 Strictly finalist Gorka Marquez; four-time Italian Dance Championship winner Luba Mushtuk and two-time Strictly Come Dancing South Africa finalist Johannes Radebe.  
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
25/05/2021 to 26/05/2021
Steve Harley Acoustic Band
Widely considered one of the most charismatic performers on stage, Steve Harley continues to play to sold-out venues across the UK and Europe.
For Steve, life on the road is more than just a job: it is almost his life’s blood.

And with the February 2020 release of the all-acoustic CD, “UNCOVERED”, the original Cockney Rebel shows no sign of slowing down.
The Acoustic Band for 2020 will find Steve supported by long-standing violinist/guitarist Barry Wickens, Oli Hayhurst on double bass, with Dave Delarre on lead guitar.

Steve has been playing Live shows around the world for over 45 years and the thrill of another night in another place to another audience has not dimmed at all.

“We have real adventures on tour, “says Steve. “I’ve seen the Northern Lights, the Midnight Sun and dozens of wonderful galleries, museums and great cities, all on my down-time. I have a great life as a Wandering Minstrel!”

“UNCOVERED” includes a re-recording of Steve’s own highly-esteemed song “Love, Compared With You” with a newly composed third verse, plus his thus-far unrecorded “Only You”, and nine other songs he’s always wanted to perform. The album features Barry Wickens on viola and acoustic guitar, Oli Hayhurst on double bass, Tom Hooper on percussion and the Roots Music Legend, Martin Simpson, on guitar. Steve also sings a duet with the amazing Scottish singer, Eddi Reader.

The acoustic sets for 2020 will include songs from the new CD, plus a selection from the vast and eclectic Harley Songbook. Mr Soft, Judy Teen, Sebastian and the legendary Make Me Smile will all be re-produced in the unique acoustic style.
Close-Up Culture stated: “It was an intimate night in the presence of a great musician. An individual whose passion for live performance and perfection (it shows in his face) remains undiminished.”

Rod Stewart, who covered Steve’s song “A Friend For Life”, describes him as “One of the finest lyricists Britain has produced.”
MOJO said simply, “Harley creates rock songs that are proud, lyrical and full of yearning.”  Steve has also been described as “A consummate performer at the top of his game,” and this show will bear that out.

Steve received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Acoustic Music from the Acoustic Festival of Britain in 2018.

For Press/Media promotion of the event, contact Chris Hewlett at
chris@hrishewlett.com


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
30/05/2021 20:00
Ansell's Les Musicals
Ansell's Les Musicals' Live Concert Tour is the ultimate celebration of Musical Theatre.

Jonathan Ansell (G4 Frontman) and Jai McDowall (Britains Got Talent -Winner) have joined forces to create a dramatic and spine-tingling concert. This vocally dynamic evening showcases even more smash-hit songs from the greatest musicals of all time, brought to you by two of the world's finest voices.

Come and immerse yourself into the world of Musical Theatre with classics from Les Miserables, Phantom Of The Opera, Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Greatest Showman, Miss Saigon, Chess, We Will Rock You and many more...After sell-out shows in 2018 & 2019, Ansell’s Les Musicals returns in 2020 due to phenomenal demand.

'Les Musicals' is in no way connected with or authorised by CML, Alain Boubil Music Limited or CML’s Les Miserables production..
The Plaza, Stockport
02/06/2021 19:30