When Dr John Dolittle of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh is taught how to speak to animals by his wise parrot Polynesia, he sets forth on a journey to gain a greater understanding of the animal kingdom. Animal welfare and environmental messages are at the heart of this adventure story adapted from Hugh Lofting's novel.
Thu 5 Jul
£15 (£12; Children £10; £38)
The double Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated stand-up and subject of 2016 Sky Arts documentary The Outcast Comic, pokes fun at liberal pretensions and the horrors of parenthood.
Sat 9 Jun
Irish scamp Maxwell shows why his reputation for moments of comedy genius is so well-founded.
Fri 26 Apr
The journalist sets out on his first-ever tour to discuss the many fascinating adventures he has undertaken.
Mon 26 Nov
Stories and comedy from the veteran broadcaster.
Fri 20 Jul
Following the success of his Cradle To Grave tour, award-winning Radio 5 presenter, comedy writer and journalist Danny Baker takes to the stage for a live tour sharing his anecdotal back catalogue. He shares irreverent and touching stories from a life in the spotlight and offers a humorous insight to his day-to-day routine away from the microphone.
Fri 20 Jul
Acclaimed producer Bill Kenwright presents his touring adaptation of the West End and Broadway smash hit musical, which charts the rise and fall of the Argentinian political darling Eva Peron. The action is amplified through the iconic music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice.
Tue 18 Sep
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Fri 21 Sep
Sat 22 Sep
Stand up from the Australian comedian who has appeared on The John Bishop Show and Russell Howard's Good News.
Thu 1 Nov
Flawless presents Chase The Dream THE REBOOTFollowing their World Tour, Flawless are back in the UK performing even bigger and jaw-dropping routines than ever before!Stars of the smash-hit movies Street Dance 3D 1 2 and two-time winners of the World Dance Championships, Flawless came to the fore on TVs Britains Got Talent a few years ago and their popularity has continued to rise ever since.This fantastically high energy, acrobat-fused, FEEL GOOD, family show follows the journey of 10 Big Dreamers, seeking the opportunity to live their ultimate dance fantasy on board the Intergalactic Dream Ship.The passengers soonrealise, that with every dream comes a DARK reality, ultimately turning their dreams into nightmares. Upon learning this the team must now battle their way back to reality to complete the journey home or risk their minds being forever lost and trapped in the Realm of Dreams.The message behind the show: Team Work Makes the Dream Work***** DAZZLINGDONT MISS IT!NEWS OF THE WORLD
Mon 3 Sep
£22 (Children £19.80)
Now featuring only one member From the Jam. Bruce Foxton is joined by Russell Hastings and drummer Steve 'Smiley' Barnard.
Wed 27 Jun
Razor-sharp gags and intelligent one-liners from the double Sony Award-winning radio and TV writer.
Fri 12 Oct
The something about Gary is that he has a lot of opinions on jokes and is going to let you hear them (and hopefully some jokes) on his latest tour.
Fri 12 Oct
The Strictly star is accompanied by Luba Mushtuk and a host of top class dancers.
Mon 16 Jul
- Directed by: Olivia Jacobs
- Written by: Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (book), Julia Donaldson (book)
Theatrical adaptation of Julia Donaldson's clever and colourful book about a resourceful mouse and, of course, the terrible Gruffalo.
Mon 25 Jun
Tue 26 Jun
Tall Stories presents Julia Donaldson's Gruffalo sequel, following the adventures of his child as she sneaks out in the night to see if the Big Bad Mouse really does exist.
Mon 25 Jun
Times vary / £13
Tue 26 Jun
Times vary / £13
The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats –returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.
Wed 30 Jan
Illyria Theatre presents Shakespeare's courtroom drama, a play that combines serious issues with comedy. Directed by Oliver Gray.
Fri 10 Aug
£15 (Children £10; £12; £12)
Entertainment from the comedian and magician, star of BBC 1's Magicians, bringing together weird tricks and a cocky performance.
Sat 29 Sep
Middlesbrough-born comedy magician Pete Firman prepares to smack gobs and drop jaws with another expertly crafted show full of teleportation illusions, devilish tricks and death-defying feats. His first national tour, Flim Flam, sold out from Inverness to Dartmouth so tickets for this date should perform their own disappearing act too.
Sat 29 Sep
Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin tribute act rolled into one.
Wed 23 Jan
Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices
The wild-haired Geordie, prone to wondrous tangents and surreal interludes, wanders back out on tour with a brand new show.
Tue 2 Oct
You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.
Wed 21 Nov
The Searchers have survived multiple line-up changes as well as a schism of People's Front of Judea-style bitterness, the echoes of which twang across the internet to this day. Longest-lasting original member John McNally leads the band that gave us 'Needles and Pins' and 'Sweets for my Sweet', with Frank Allen, Spencer James and Scott Ottaway.
Sun 3 Jun
With a backdrop of projected photos and original film footage a full live band perform Simon & Garfunkel hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. The story takes you through the stories that shaped their music, the dramatic split, their solo careers and a recreation of the 1982 Central Park reunion concert.
Tue 9 Oct
The story of the legendary mullet-headed rocker, whose scratchy pipes lent a welcome note of sandpaper to such hits as 'Maggie May', 'I Don't Want To Talk About It' and 'Baby Jane', but who also wrote such enduring classics as 'You Wear It Well' and 'Every Picture Tells A Story'.
Wed 20 Jun
Everyone’s favourite colourful characters, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po, take to the stage for their first live show in celebration of their 20th anniversary.
Sat 11 Aug
Sun 12 Aug
Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Fri 15 Jun
This Is My Theatre presents Shakespeare's magical play of mischievous fairies, feuding kings and queens and runaway lovers.
Fri 22 Jun
£15 ( £12; £12; Children £10)
A tribute show that spans PF's Gilmour-led catalogue from Dark Side to The Division Bell.
Thu 21 Mar
Prices to be confirmed
2008 European Elvis Tribute Artist Champion Rob Kingsley presents the total Elvis package, from custom-made costumes to that curl of the lip.
Sun 6 Oct
Belinda Davids pages homage to one of the world’s most revered singers, accompanied by the National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. The show features Houston’s greatest hits, including 'I Will Always Love You', 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' and 'One Moment in Time'.
Thu 1 Nov
A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.
Sun 24 Jun
£26 (Children £24)
A tour through the Bee Gees' career, from the 60s through the 80s with all the best tunes and plenty of dancing.
Tue 25 Sep
Since 1988, The Hawth has welcomed big name acts and well-known shows through its doors: big name acts from Ravi Shankar to Richard Wilson; comedians including Eddie Izzard and Jimmy Carr, as well as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal National Theatre and all manner of companies from across the globe.
The intimate 146-seater Studio has also welcomed up-and-comers throughout the years, who have gone on to stardom.
There is also a foyer exhibition space, seven meeting rooms, a café, two bars and an outdoor marquee and amphitheatre.
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