The Glasgow-born singer-songwriter performs acoustic versions of his back catalogue.
Tue 29 Oct
An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.
Thu 17 Oct
Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.
Sat 4 Apr
Entertaining comedy show that wrestles the big questions in life.
Fri 20 Sep
The follow-up to his acclaimed shows Fame: Not the Musical and My Family: Not the Sitcom. David Baddiel comes back to the stage with a brand new one-man show, Trolls: Not the Dolls.
Trolls – the terrible people who spend all day insulting and abusing strangers for no other reason than to fill the huge gaps in their souls. There is a common wisdom about how to deal with trolls: don’t, for goodness sake, encourage these people by replying to them.
It’s a good law. And it’s one that David Baddiel has consistently broken. Because David has always seen trolls as hecklers, and if a comedian gets heckled, it is their duty not to ignore the heckler, but to wittily put them down. Over the years, David has spent a lot of time doing this, which has led him to think that there might be a show in it: a show that would say something about how we live now.
David has stories to tell, of the dark, terrible and hysterically absurd cyber-paths that interacting with trolls has led him down. Come with him on this comedy journey into our culture’s most dank virtual underground. You will come back safe, more able to deflect your own trolls, and only a little bit soiled.
Sun 2 Feb
3x UCi Downhill World Champion, 3x UCi Downhill World Cup Champion, with 21 World Cup race wins and multiple podium positions, Greg Minnaar is unarguably one of the greatest mountain bikers in the history of the sport. In this brand new show, Greg takes audiences on the journey of his incredible enduring racing career and the story of his life, covering everything from the early days of riding enthusiasm to his rise to the very top, the bikes that helped get him there and the teams behind the legendary rider!
Sat 19 Oct
Times to be confirmed
Jimeoin presents his new show, fresh from a smash-hit New York off-Broadway season.
Fri 7 Feb
Prices to be confirmed
Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.
Tue 18 Jun
Tue 8 Oct
Tue 11 Feb
For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues". In 2013, John signed with producer Eric Corne's label, Forty Below Records, and has since been experiencing a true artistic and career renaissance, including a Blues Hall of Fame induction in 2015.
On February 22nd this year, Forty Below Records released Nobody Told Me, the new studio album from The Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall. This album boasts an impressive and diverse list of guest guitarists, all personal favourites of Mayall’s including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Alex Lifeson from Rush, Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray and Carolyn Wonderland who will be joining the band on tour.
Also, on hand are Mayall’s dynamic Chicago rhythm section of Greg Rzab on bass guitar and Jay Davenport on drums, along with Billy Watts (Lucinda Williams) on rhythm guitar and Mayall’s regular horn section, moonlighting from their day job in The Late Show with Conan O’Brien’s house band.
Join John Mayall as he embarks on his 2019 UK tour, to celebrate the release of this latest album and perform tracks from the internationally acclaimed albums Talk About That, Three for The Road, and more.
Please note there is a £2 ticket commission fee included in the price of the ticket.
This event is not part of our usual group booking offer.
Sun 10 Nov
Kenny Wayne Shepherd has lived more than half of his life in the spotlight. He is widely considered to be one of the best blues / rock guitarists (James Brown once referred to him as ´one of the wonders of the world´) and he has had six No. 1 blues albums and a string of No. 1 mainstream rock singles. Utter the phrase ´´young blues guitarist´´ within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern musical vanguard and the first name they are most likely to respond with will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Still barely in his 30s, the Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has been selling millions of albums, throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens. He met Stevie Ray Vaughan at 7, shared the stage with New Orleans legend Bryan Lee at 13. As an adult, he continues to create genre-defining blues-infused rock n´ roll. Kenny Wayne Shepherd´s How I Go not only serves as a strong reminder of the chops that caused Guitar World to place him right behind B.B. King and Eric Clapton on their list of blues guitarists, but it´s the strongest indication yet of his gifted songwriting talent. The album pairs Kenny´s deeply soulful and impassioned takes on classic material like Bessie Smith´s ´´Backwater Blues,´´ Albert King´s ´´Oh, Pretty Woman´´ and The Beatles ´´Yer Blues´´ alongside the strongest writing and co-writing of his career thus far. Let´s not forget that Kenny co-wrote ´´Blue on Black´´ very early on. The song was #1 on the Rock Charts for 17 consecutive weeks. All of the accolades heaped upon his playing are well deserved and well earned.
Wed 13 Nov
The urbane expatriate pop crooner performs material from his latest album alongside Commotions classics.
Wed 16 Oct
Pop icon, Bond singer and 1969 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest whose singing career spans six decades.
Wed 2 Oct
English comedian as seen on Mock the Week and heard on BBC Radio 4.
Sun 8 Mar
Prices to be confirmed
Live orchestrated performance of James Bond musical scores featuring accompanying vocals and a variety of musicians from leading orchestras.
Sun 25 Aug
It was toward the end of the T Bone Burnett–curated September 2013 Another Day, Another Time concert at New York City’s Town Hall—a celebration of the early ’60s folk revival that had inspired the Joel and Ethan Coen film Inside Llewyn Davis—when singer Rhiannon Giddens indisputably stole the show. Performing Odetta’s “Water Boy” with, as the New York Times put it, “the fervor of a spiritual, the yips of a folk holler, and the sultry insinuation of the blues,” Giddens brought the star-studded audience to its feet. She was the talk of the lobby during intermission as those attendees unfamiliar with her Grammy Award–winning work as a member of African-American folk interpreters Carolina Chocolate Drops wondered who exactly Rhiannon Giddens was, with her elegant bearing, prodigious voice, and fierce spirit.
On her Nonesuch solo debut Tomorrow Is My Turn, Giddens and Burnett revisit “Water Boy,” its Odetta-arranged work-song rhythm serving as both provocation and a statement of power. Giddens delivers an equally thunderous rendition, one made all the more striking when placed between a gentle, ruminative interpretation of Dolly Parton’s “Don’t Let It Trouble Your Mind” and a version of Hank Cochran’s “She’s Got You,” popularized by Patsy Cline, that Giddens imbues with “an old-timey R&B vibe,” abetted by Carolina Chocolate Drops band-mate Hubby Jenkins. The breadth of musical vision on Tomorrow Is My Turn fulfills the promise of that brief but stunning star turn at Town Hall. The album incorporates gospel, jazz, blues, and country, plus a hint of proto-rock and roll, and Giddens displays an emotional range to match her dazzling vocal prowess throughout.
The life that Giddens explores at the climax of Tomorrow Is My Turn is her own creative one, on the lilting, self-penned ballad “Angel City.” Though she regards herself far more as singer than songwriter, “Angel City,” composed in the course of a single night during the recording of the Burnett-helmed The New Basement Tapes project, fits perfectly at the close of the set, gently paying homage to the elder artists whose work comprise the rest of the album. “It was these women, these artists, who had helped me, who had come with me on this journey, and here are lyrics that represented that.”
Tomorrow Is My Turn was recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville, with a multi-generational group of players whom Burnett assembled. Among them are fiddle player Gabe Witcher and double bassist Paul Kowert of label-mates Punch Brothers; percussionist Jack Ashford of Motown’s renowned Funk Brothers; inventive drummer and Burnett stalwart Jay Bellerose; veteran folk-blues guitarist Colin Linden; legendary backup singer Tata Vega; and Nashville session great, bassist Dennis Crouch. Giddens enthuses, “We had Dennis and Paul on stand-up bass at the same time on some of these tracks. They are all ‘musicians’ musicians’ and they did cool stuff they don’t always get the opportunity to play. It was a bit of a challenge for them too, all these different kinds of music; every day was something new. We’d start the day by watching the original inspiration for the song on YouTube, and then we would go cut it. They were a diverse group of people, but it felt like a real band.”
The songs here, says Giddens, “are all facets of the human condition.” Taken together, they answer the question Twyla Tharp posed at the beginning of Giddens’ solo adventure. Tomorrow Is My Turn is a composite portrait of “Ruby,” of America, and of Giddens herself, whose turn is clearly right now.
Wed 27 Nov
Rhiannon Giddens is an American artist of folk and traditional music, played on fiddle and banjo.
Wed 27 Nov
Prices to be confirmed
Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert returns to comedy after a six year hiatus and discusses the unfortunate turns his life has taken since the last time he was on stage.
Wed 9 Oct
Rick Wakeman reinterprets some of his hits in piano form.
Fri 13 Dec
Sing-a-long-a Productions, producers of Sing-a-long-a The Sound of Music and Sing-a-long-a GREASE brings you their newest show, the smash-hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing - The Greatest Showman!
Look out ‘cause here it comes…
Cheer on Hugh Jackman, lust after Zac Efron and hiss Rebecca Ferguson (…or maybe not) as you experience *The Greatest Showman *in the greatest way possible - with lyrics on the screen so you can join in as loud and proud as you want.
And it’s marching on to the beat we drum…
Our live host will teach everyone a unique set of dance moves, show you how to use our interactive prop bags, and also get you to practice your cheers, your boos and even a few wolf whistles. It couldn’t be easier or more fun!
Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential. YOU the audience will rewrite the stars!
Please note: this is a screening of the movie not a live stage show.
Sat 15 Jun
The original Cockney rebel playing his hits including that song … can't think what it's called.
Sat 14 Sep
A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr.
Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, *The Tiger Who Came to Tea *returns on tour, celebrating over 10 years on stage!
The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!
Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem… expect to be surprised!
Thu 1 Aug
Fri 2 Aug
2019 sees the 50th anniversary of The Who’s most universally-known and much-lauded concept album, Tommy. To mark this anniversary, international 8-piece band, The Goldhawk’s, will be touring to perform the original album in full detail and accuracy across the theatre stages of UK and Europe.
This world-class, eight-piece band, fronted by Doug Freeman who is widely regarded as the world's greatest ever live tribute to Roger Daltrey, faithfully recreates the power, tension and visceral emotion of the music backed by a large screen showing bespoke film. Orchestration and brass section are superbly recreated by The Goldhawk’s Musical Director, Fabio Pricilla
Fri 6 Sep
Home to both the Buxton Festival – one the largest opera festivals in the UK – and the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, Buxton Opera House has a bustling performing arts calendar year round, capped off with the obligatory pantomine at Christmas. Designed by British theatre architect Frank Matcham and opened in 1902, the opera house has been both a performance space and a cinema in its century-long career.
Buxton Opera House is reachable by train from Manchester Piccadilly Station and there is free parking after 6pm in the nearby Pavilion Gardens car park.
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