Music has the magical power to heal and to bring people together like no other art form. Following his very successful 70th birthday concert in cinemas, Andr Rieu invites you and your loved ones to a spectacular evening of music from his hometown Maastricht. Happy Together will be the feel-good music cinema event of the year!You are never alone when you have Andr in your life. No-one who can pull at your heartstrings, move you to tears and make you laugh quite like the King of Waltz! Revel in the enchanting sound of Andr Rieus violin, along with his incomparable Johann Strauss Orchestra, world-class sopranos and the Platin Tenors. Get ready for a magnificent open-air concert featuring popular classics, show-tunes and of course, waltzes that carry you away.This unique cinema experience also brings you surprise special guests, backstage access and an exclusive interview with the maestro himself. So be our guest for this musical celebration making new friends in cinemas as you sing along, sway and waltz in the aisles…see you there!
Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug
Broken Robot Productions So Comedy in association with Basil Brush LimitedShowbiz legend, national treasure, fox. Children of the 2000s, 1970s (and everything in-between) this ones for you as Basil goes prime time! Join him as he takes to the road following his much-talked about and totally sold out run at last years Edinburgh Festival in a show for the adults! Fresh from appearances on The Last Leg (Chanel 4) and Celebrity Juice (ITV2), join Basil as he gives his comedic take on everything from Love Island to Westminster, in his trademark anarchic style.Hilarious (Digital Spy)
Sat 22 May
Broken Robot Productions So Comedy in association with Basil Brush LimitedFresh from appearances on CBBCs Crackerjack, Britain's most loveable fox takes you on a journey of laughs, storytelling and song in show for all the family specially written for the live stage and packed with fun and excitement. Come join in the mayhem!Basil Brush is back with a boom the children loved it ★★★★ (Kids Day Out Reviews)The show was great I recommend to anyone with school age children ★★★★ (WhatsGoodToDo.co.uk)Running Time 1hr (no interval)
Sat 22 May
£11 (Children £8.80)
Bridget Christie: Who Am I?The Edinburgh Comedy Award, Rose dOr and South Bank Sky Arts Award winner presents her highly- anticipated brand new show. Join Bridget as she tries to work out who she is and see her tell one of the most expensive and dangerous jokes in the history of stand-up.Star of BBC Radio 4 series Bridget Christie Minds the Gap and the first British woman to have her own Netflix special."A masterclass" - Guardian"10th-best living comedian" - Times"Superb" - TelegraphI absolutely could not have done Nanette without the work that [Bridget] did Hannah Gadsby
Sat 14 Nov
Sat 13 Nov
Back by popular demandCHORLEY ON FILMThe North West Film Archive presents Chorley on film an evening of archive featuring the cultures industries and traditions films from the Central Lancashire area. Presented by a member of the archives staff this evening is sure to be a hit once again for lovers of local history in this 50th year since the creation of the Central Lancashire New Town.
Sat 15 Aug
Written Presented by Robert RossIts Christmas: that joyous time of year when mince pies and mulled wine are shared over a few carols, and the whole family gathers round the telly to watch their comedy favourites. Whether its Laurel and Hardy selling fir trees off the back of their Model T Ford, Sid James as a department store Father Christmas, or the Two Ronnies reinventing Walt Disneys Pinocchio as a murderous killer doll, these hilarious ghosts of Christmases past are an integral part of the festive season. And, of course, therell be Eric n Ernie! But perhaps like youve never seen them before…Join comedy historian Robert Ross as he salutes these perennial holiday treats in an affectionate celebration, stuffed with rarely seen clips from the archives.
Sun 29 Nov
Dom Joly of Trigger Happy TV presents his travelogue, which spans his childhood home in Lebanon to North Korea, Chernobyl and Cambodia.
Sun 25 Oct
Wed 6 Oct
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THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS have been entertaining folk 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, Steve Millington, David Littler and Jim Berry promise a fun-packed, sing-a-long festive family show. There will be plenty of laughter and the old familiar songs like the Blackpool Belle, Matchstalk Men and Wild Rover together mixed with new songs, and festive perennial favourites like Let It Snow and Marys Boy Child and White Christmas.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!In these special shows, the Weavers promise a mix of festive tunes and folk favourites. The afternoon performance has more wheelchair spaces and group booking rates.
Sun 27 Dec
The comic hits the road again with more observational comedy.
Fri 18 Sep
Sat 19 Sep
John-Luke Roberts: All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS] With a [FX: GUN RELOADING] and a [FX: CASH REGISTER] and Perform Some Comedy!
Thu 17 Sep
Postponed. New Date to be announced.Chorley Empire Cinema present:JUDYDirector Rupert GooldStarring Renee Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Rufus SewellRunning Time 118m, Certificate 12AWinter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband
Sun 5 Jul
The comedian discusses his experience on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls and how it changed him for the better.
Sat 30 Jan
Star of Unspun with Matt Forde dolls out political comedy and satire.
Fri 9 Oct
Join Britain's leading political comedian as he once again promises his last show as an EU citizen (maybe). As seen on Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, The Royal Variety Performance and Unspun, “our foremost satirical stand-up…Whatever your politics, you’ll find excellence here” ★★★★ Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times ★★★★ Dominic Maxwell, The Times ★★★★ Tim Cornwell, The Scotsman
Fri 9 Oct
- Cast: Michael Ball, Alfie Boe
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe performing live at the O2 Arena.
Sun 13 Sep
Mon 14 Sep
Postponed. New Date to be announced. 22nd March 2021 is NOT the final confirmed date. Rescheduled date announced soon.Mick Miller: Not Blowing My Own TrumpetMick Miller is one of the hardest working comedians in the UK. He is equally at home at corporate functions, cabaret performances on cruise ships, and of course entertaining theatre audiences across the country. A household name since ITVs The Comedians he was the stand out star of the 2011 Royal Variety Performance and won the hearts of the nation in the ITV show, Last Laugh in Vegas.Plus support from Paul Boardman.
Mon 22 Mar
Broadcast live from the National Theatre, this comedic farce set in 1940s Britain follows pilot Jack Absolute's quest for win the heart of his old flame, Lydia.
Thu 23 Jul
An evening with John Challis, who played Boycie in Only Fools and Horses.
Tue 25 Aug
Wed 27 Oct
Character comedy centred around Baptiste, a clairvoyant, medium and psychic best known for his appearances on Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, played by Alex Lowe.
Fri 29 Jan
THE PARAPOD MOVIEDirected by Ian BoldsworthStarring Ian Boldsworth and Barry DoddsCertificate: 15Run time: 1hr 45 mins, plus 30 min live QA.The first podcast to be turned into a feature length film, The ParaPod Movie follows Ian Boldsworth and Barry Dodds as they visit the most haunted village in the world, the home of the worlds most violent poltergeist, the underground labyrinths of Edinburgh, and everywhere in between, as Barry tries with increasing desperation to find some proof to convince his cynical friend that ghosts are real. What follows is a journey of true discovery, of shocks, emotional turmoil and a bewildering climax, peppered with The ParaPods trademark conflict and hilarity. You wont believe it but he will.The movie will be followed by a live QA with Barry Dodds and Ian Boldsworth.
Sun 20 Sep
Stand-up comedian, as seen on BBC 3's Impractical Jokers.
Sat 13 Mar
Paul McCaffrey - LemonAs seen on Live At The Apollo. Most recently Paul has performed to over half a million people in supporting Kevin Bridges and Sean Lock on nationwide tours. Join him for this hilarious brand new show Lemon.Born to be a Comic - The ScotsmanMcCaffrey simply has funny bones - The ShortlistThe relaxed, assured confidence of a stadium filler - ChortleStar of Live At The Apollo, BBC3s Impractical Jokers and Russell Howards Good News, Comedy Centrals Stand Up Central. An accomplished radio presenter and guest, Paul has recently been heard on: talkSPORT, Absolutes The Alternative Vote and Rob Becketts Rock n Roll Football and BBC Radio 2s Russell Kanes Whistlestop Tour. Charm, charisma and success written all over him - The Evening StandardA total natural, his storytelling is utterly unique and never anything less than gut-bustlingly hilarious - GQ
Sat 13 Mar
Come and witness the first and possibly final performance of The Worlds Greatest Magical Double Act!Award-winning magician/comedian Pete Firman returns with a magic show like youve never seen before. As seen on Tonight at the London Palladium, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. Every night he will be joined by a different special guest who has no previous conjuring experience. Together they will perform jaw-dropping magic without any rehearsal. Unplanned! Unpredictable! Unwise! Spellbinding (List). The new poster-boy for British comedy magic (Telegraph).Age category: 14+
Thu 24 Sep
Written by Amanda WhittingtonDirected by Rebecca DickinsonSet in 1953, in the two months leading up to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the play follows the fortunes of a group of factory workers. Based on true events, it takes place at the John Players Factory in Nottingham. The best employer in town where a job was a job was for life.The factory girls come from different backgrounds and upbringings, united by the common workplace. Cynthia dreams of being a beauty queen, while Vee is adjusting to married life. Widowed Glad has a secret she shares with young supervisor Bill but when Mae starts at the factory, the secret may not be safe much longer.This is a play about people coming together and being friends. The girls share a sense of community, going out together during the week and being there for each other, as they make their way through the happy moments and difficult times.With Queenie surrounded by loyal Sir Melchett and Nurse Patsy, the Elizabethan court is a world leader in sycophants, backstabbers, plots and schemes and Edmund Blackadder is determined to be the centre of them all.
Mon 7 Sep
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Wed 9 Sep
Thu 10 Sep
Fri 11 Sep
Sat 12 Sep
More philosophical comedy – this time on the concept of time itself – from comedian and performer Rob Auton.
Tue 13 Oct
Fri 13 Nov
A live screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company's A Comedy of Errors, a farcical comedy about two sets of twins. Mistaken identities abound in a typical Shakespearean manner, of course.
Wed 15 Jul
Broadcast of the Royal Shakespeare Company's adaptation of Pericles.
Wed 23 Sep
The comic takes a break from his Lee Nelson persona and plays himself in this debut stand-up hour.
Fri 27 Nov
Fri 6 Nov
The December 2020 Pantomime directed by Zoe Jones (Beauty And The Beast)A traditional family Pantomime featuring plenty of fun and silliness.Loosely based on Hans Christian Andersons fairytale, the story is set in a kingdom of ice, where the wicked Queen rules with a cold heart. A plucky peasant sets out to defeat the Queen, and meets new friends and has magical adventures on the way.A family-friendly show featuring all the usual slapstick, songs and Panto fun audiences have come to expect.
Fri 11 Dec
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Sat 19 Dec
The brand-new stand-up show from the star of The Tez OClock Show (Channel 4), TEZ Talks (BBC Radio 4) and the multi-award-winning Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three). Join Tez as he uses his trademark silly, smart and subversive approach to pit ordinary people against the establishment. Expect huge laughs, groans and shocks as Tez confronts the state of the world with his cheeky, provocative flair.
Fri 24 Sep
The theatre originally opened as Chorley's first electric cinema, back in 1910. However, since 1960, the venue has been owned and operated by am dram society CADOS, who present at least six productions per season.
As well as shows by CADOS and the award-winning Chorley Youth Theatre, Chorley Little Theatre has been host to comedy, theatre and musicals over the years.
The theatre seats 236 and boasts a state-of-the-art sound system. There's also the Empire Bar inhouse to quench pre-show thirst.
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