Ross Noble at Hull City Hall on Thursday 11th October 2018
Comedian brings new tour to venue next year
Currently starring in Mel Brooks’ West End monster-hit musical, Young Frankenstein, surrealist connoisseur and story spinner Ross Noble will return to the Hull City Hall stage with his new stand-up tour, El Hablador, next year.
It’s his 16th touring show and follows on from his extended, sell-out Australian, UK and European tours of his critically acclaimed 2016/17 show, Brain Dump. On what to expect from his new show, Ross said: “Expect the unexpected. Unless you’ve seen me before. Then you know what to expect. But I might not do that. But then again, I might. I expect it will be one of those two options.”
Tickets for Ross Noble: El Hablador at Hull City Hall on Thursday, October 11 are £25 plus £1.50 per ticket booking fee. .
Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
Dave Gorman at Hull City Hall on Friday 12th October 2018
With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint - Dave Gorman, the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, is back on the road with a brand new live show, With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint.
As the title suggests, he’s bringing his laptop and projector screen with him so expect the ‘King of Powerpoint comedy’ (Guardian) to have more detailed analysis of those parts of life you’ve never stopped to think about before. Hey, not all heroes wear capes.
Dave will be supported on the tour, which arrives at Hull City Hall on Friday, October 12 2018, by comedian Nick Doody.
Tickets for Dave Gorman: With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint at Hull City Hall on Friday, October 12 2018 are £27.50 plus £1.50 per ticket booking fee.
Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
Hello Again Neil Diamond -Musical journey through star’s 50-year career at Hull City Hall on Saturday 22nd September
A musical journey through Neil Diamond's glittering 50-year career starring Brooklyn Creed and The Salvation Band will be performed at Hull City Hall in September.
Featuring all the hits including Sweet Caroline, Cracklin' Rosie, Forever in Blue Jeans, Beautiful Noise, Hello Again, Love on the Rocks, I Am, I Said, America and many more. This tribute show has become a sensation in its own right and celebrates Diamond, who was born on 24th January 1941.
He spent his early years as an in-house songwriter at the now legendary Brill Building, scoring his first solo hit in 1966 and going on to sell more than 125 million records.
With evocative imagery, video and narration to enhance the magic of Brooklyn Creed and The Salvation Band, the show takes audiences on a musical journey through Diamond’s 50-year career.
Tickets for Hello Again Neil Diamond at Hull City Hall on Saturday, September 22 218 are £23.50 plus £1.50 per ticket booking fee. Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online or use this link.
HAPPY MONDAYS plus special guests Peter Hook & The Light playing HULL – Zebedee’s Yard on Friday 24th August 2018
Following their 30th Anniversary ’24 Hour Party People Greatest Hits’ – November & December 2017 UK Tour, Manchester’s legendary Happy Mondays are back this Summer with an event not to be missed at Hull’s Zebedee’s Yard on Friday 24th August!
Happy Mondays formed in 1980 in Salford, Greater Manchester. The original line-up - Shaun Ryder on lead vocals, with brother Paul Ryder on bass, lead guitarist Mark Day, keyboardist Paul Davis, and drummer Gary Whelan. Mark ‘Bez’ Berry later joined the band onstage during a live performance after befriending Shaun Ryder and served as a dancer and percussionist. Rowetta then joined the band to provide backing vocals in the early 1990s.
The line up of the band during this first and most important ten year phase never changed, and the six original members Shaun Ryder, Paul Ryder, Gary Whelan, Paul Davis, Mark Day and Bez remained together until the first incarnation came to an end in 1994.
Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder said, “I am really looking forward to the Hull show this Summer. We're performing better than ever and I love getting together with the band, blasting out all our great tunes we've made together over the decades. It's gonna be great.”
Bez, the group’s dancer and percussionist, added, “Just as I thought it was all over, the party's starting again. Look forward to seeing you all.”
Tickets for the HULL – Zebedee’s Yard show are available from: HULL – Zebedee’s Yard Box Office No: 01482 221113
Website – http://www.vmstickets.co.uk/ Doors – 6.00pm Ticket price - £35.00
Benidorm Live! Stage show of hit ITV comedy at Hull New Theatre 8th October - 13th October 2018
Hull writer and actor Derren Litten is bringing the first ever stage version of his smash hit ITV comedy Benidorm to Hull New Theatre next year.
Litten has written an all new set of Alicante escapades for the much-loved cast members, including Jake Canuso (Mateo), Janine Duvitski (Jacqueline), Adam Gillen (Liam), Sherrie Hewson (Joyce Temple-Savage), Shelley Longworth (Sam), and Tony Maudsley (Kenneth) as they swap sangria for the stage next year after a quick spruce at the Blow ‘n’ Go! Benidorm Live! will be the stage debut production of the hugely popular TV show. On making its transfer from stage to screen, Litten said: “I’ve loved ten years of writing my TV show Benidorm but despite a successful writing career I’m first and foremost a performer so have always been secretly frustrated I couldn't hear the audience’s laughter.
Critically acclaimed, Benidorm has received two National Television Awards a TV Quick Award and nominations at the British Comedy Awards and BAFTAs. It celebrates a decade of all-inclusive hilarity, having followed the ensemble cast of holiday makers and staff for nine series since it first broadcast in 2007. Season 10 is due to broadcast early 2018.
The stage show Benidorm Live! will be produced for the stage by Michael Harrison and David Ian.
Tickets for Benidorm Live! at Hull New Theatre from Monday, October 8 to Saturday, October 13 2018 are from £18 plus £1.50 per ticket booking fee. Book online at www.hulltheatres.co.uk or call 01482 300 306. Book in person at the Hull New Theatre or Hull City Hall box offices.
CHASE & STATUS (DJ Set) playing DONCASTER Racecourse after the racing on Saturday 30th June 2018 & HULL – Zebedee’s Yard on Friday 27th July 2018
Doncaster Racecourse, home to world class racing and summer venue to global music stars, is delighted to announce a DJ set from British music act, Chase and Status, as the first of their 2018 summer music events. Chase and Status who will be performing a DJ Set, have been a mainstay in the British summer music festival scene for several years, will bring a show stopping dance set to the Town Moor Turf after the Construction Index Race Evening on 30 June 2018.
Chase (Saul Milton) and Status (Will Kennard) met at University in Manchester and formed the group in 2003. Their unique sound has seen them secure seasons at clubs in Ibiza as well as creating four best-selling albums. “This is the first announcement from our 2018 summer season and we are looking forward to sharing the others in the coming weeks,” said Abby. “Once again some household names will be visiting Doncaster to bring a festival feel to a handful of our summer race meetings.”
Abby concluded; “The Music Live race meeting events are hugely popular both with Doncaster people, race goers and those that gather a group of friends together to enjoy an evening out. As always, we urge people to book tickets early to avoid disappointment.”
Music Live will take place on 19th May, 30th June and 18th August in 2018. Details and timings will be released closer to the event.
Friday 27th July 2018 HULL – Zebedee’s Yard Box Office No: 01482 221113 Website – http://bit.ly/2rwlRpR Doors – 7.00pm Ticket price - £25.00 Please note this event is an 18+ event
Let It Be to rock Hull New Theatre from 24-29 September, priced from £15.
Relive the heyday of the fab four when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends. Come Together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles as Let It Be rocks Hull New Theatre this September.
The spectacular new concert show, direct from the West End, celebrates the legacy of one of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands, with more than 40 of the group’s biggest hits.
Relive The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in the Cavern Club to the giddy heights of Beatlemania, with live performances of a host of crowd pleasers including, Twist and Shout and She Loves You as well as global mega-hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, Let It Be.
A showcase of the true magic of the sixties super group this is a must see for all Beatles’ fans.
Tickets for Let it Be at Hull New Theatre from 24-29 September go on sale this Friday (January 19, 2018) at 10am, priced from £15.
Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
The Musical For All Time, Blood Brothers returns to Bridlington Spa on 2nd - 6th October
Considered ‘One of the best musicals ever written’ (Sunday Times), Blood Brothers, written by award-winning playwright Willy Russell has triumphed across the globe. Scooping up no fewer than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway, Blood Brothers is simply ‘Unmissable and unbeatable’ (The Spectator).
Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret. The memorable score includes A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.
When Mrs Johnstone, a young mother, is deserted by her husband and left to her own devices to provide for seven hungry children she takes a job as a housekeeper in order to make ends meet. It is not long before her brittle world crashes around her when she discovers herself to be pregnant yet again – this time with twins! In a moment of weakness and desperation, she enters a secret pact with her employer which leads inexorably to the show’s shattering climax. A sensational cast, incredible show stopping music, remarkable staging and five star performances make Blood Brothers an enthralling night of entertainment.
Willy Russell is undeniably one of this country’s leading contemporary dramatists. His countless credits include Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine. Educating Rita, originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, enjoyed a two year run in the West End and was made into a movie starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters. Shirley Valentine also made the move from stage to screen in an enormously popular film starring Pauline Collins and Tom Conti.
Blood Brothers is performing at Bridlington Spa Tuesday 2 to Saturday 6 October. Tickets can be booked via bridspa.com, in person or 01262 678258.
Reliving the Sounds of Fury - City Hall show celebrates the musical career of 50’s rock ’n’ roll favourite Billy Fury on Wed 10th October
Thirty Five years after singer Billy Fury died, his loyal backing band The Tornados take to the road once more with Halfway to Paradise: The Billy Fury Story, stopping off at Hull City Hall this October along the way.
Billy Fury shot to fame in 1959 when his own composition Maybe Tomorrow scored him a top 20 hit shortly after being discovered by Larry Parnes and signing to Decca Records. A string of hit records, films, TV appearances and adoring fans followed, Fury could do no wrong. Sadly his ill health was to cut his career short and on January 28, 1983 Billy Fury died, aged just 42.
Halfway to Paradise: The Billy Fury Story, (now in its 21st year) celebrates the legendary Liverpudlian’s illustrious career and remembers the man behind such incredible hits as I Will, Last Night Was Made For Love, Wondrous Place, Jealousy and of course Halfway To Paradise.
Tickets for Halfway to Paradise at Hull City Hall on Wednesday October 10, 2018 priced £23.00
Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
Back to Hull, Back to Reality Soul II Soul set for Hull City Hall returns on October 24th
Iconic British R&B dance outfit Soul II Soul are set to make a return to the city in October as part of a landmark UK tour to celebrate 30 years in the business and their legendary debut album, Club Classics Vol 1. The double Grammy Award winning and five-time Brit Award nominated band return to Hull City Hall on October 24 for the first time since 2016, with a stunning production.
With huge hits including Keep On Movin (which sold over a million copies in the US alone) and the UK number one single Back To Life (However Do You Want Me), Soul II Soul went from being one of the leaders of the 1980’s warehouse scene to pioneering British black music around the world, securing commercial success for themselves and the huge amount of artists they have influenced.
During the course of their stellar career the band have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide with main man Jazzie B being awarded an OBE for services to music in 2008, as well as winning an Ivor Novello Award for Inspiration, as “the man who gave British black music a soul of its own”.
Tickets, priced from £26.50, Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
GEORGE EZRA TO VISIT HULL VENUE IN NOVEMBER 2018
One of the biggest selling male artists of the decade is coming to Hull later this year. George Ezra will perform at Hull Venue on Saturday, 10 November as part of his UK tour which also stops off at Wembley Arena. Tickets for the 3,500-capacity combined standing/seated gig
George Ezra's debut album Wanted On Voyage is certified 4x platinum in the UK, gold in the US, and was amongst the top 10 biggest selling artist albums in this country in both 2014 and 2015, reaching number 1 in the Official UK Chart and spending 122 weeks in the chart overall. In little more than 18 months Ezra went from virtual unknown to one of the international breakthrough artists of recent times: taking in a top 10 album in 10 countries; three sold out UK tours; nominations for four BRITs, one BBC Music Award and an Ivor Novello.
Tickets are priced £29.50 each (fees apply) and on sale from www.hull-venue.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk Alternatively you can call 0844 8440444. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. For any queries regarding accessible ticketing please call 0800 9884440.
The Man Who Comes To Hull Scottish Rock Band Travis perform their hugely successful album live.
Glaswegian 90s musicians Travis are set to rock Hull City Hall this December as they perform their multi-platinum selling album The Man Who, live.
Released 19 years ago, the album sounds as fresh today as it did then. One of the most successful British albums of the last 20 years, it spawned the timeless singles, Writing To Reach You, Driftwood, Turn and possibly the band’s most iconic song, Why Does It Always Rain On Me.
Singer/ guitarist Fran Healy said; “songs are like emotional bookmarks in time. When you hear a song you are transported to those times and feel strong echoes of the feelings you felt. Rarely does an album have this ability so performing The Man Who once again will be a joy!”
Produced by Nigel Godrich, The Man Who spent an astonishing 11 weeks at Number 1, selling nearly 3 million copies. It was the biggest selling UK album in 2000, propelled by an incendiary Glastonbury performance in the rain! Recognition quickly followed including Ivor Novello Awards for Best Songwriter and Best Contemporary Song for Why Does It Always Rain On Me? and BRIT Awards for Best British Band and Best British Album.
Travis play Hull City Hall on 18 December 2018. Tickets, priced from £39.50 go on sale from 9am on Friday 9 March, 2018. Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
Doctor Doolittle Heading for Hull Stage as part of Anniversary Celebrations - Great fun for all the family, tickets for Doctor Doolittle at Hull New Theatre from 26 February – 9 March 2019.
Leslie Bricusse’s family musical gets a new lease of life for film’s 50th anniversary.
Fifty years after Leslie Bricusse’s eccentric Doctor Doolittle became a household name, ‘Our Friend the Doctor’ takes to the stage once more in a new stage adaptation of the beloved film which comes to Hull New Theatre early next year.
Doctor Dolittle tells the story of an unconventional man who can ‘Talk to the Animals’ as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure to find the Giant Pink Sea Snail that holds the secret of life and makes the world a happier place, helped by his human companions and an exotic menagerie of animal friends, including the Pushmi-Pullyu and trusty sidekick Polynesia the parrot.
Produced by Music & Lyrics Limited, the force behind the highly successful recent tours of The Addams Family, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I, in association with Churchill Theatre Bromley, this new adaptation of the hit musical features stunning visual puppetry, with the book reworked by Leslie Bricusse.
Doctor Dolittle is based on the stories by Hugh Lofting and the Twentieth Century Fox film.
Book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit our website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
THE LEVELLERS play HULL – Zebedee’s Yard on Saturday 28th July 2018
LEVELLERS - From their early gigs in Brighton in the spring of 1988 — in venues such as The Richmond and The Zap — Levellers were a ‘gang band’ that attracted an instant following. Then as now, just like their heroes The Clash, they represented a potent brew of activism and hedonism. Their music appealed to the head, the heart and the feet in equal measure. The self-styled ghetto kings of downside town, Levellers never looked back. And on and on the river flowed.
Over the years Levellers have worn many masks; most self-made, some imposed upon them. Pastoral folk-punks, posterboys for the underdogs, Top of the Pops-bothering pop stars. But while their status has evolved over the decades, the basic humanity underpinning their music has remained constant. Often political, occasionally angry but always big-hearted, their songs became instant anthems. Over their career as a whole, they’ve had 11 Top 40 albums, including a number one with 1995’s Zeitgeist, and 14 Top 40 singles. Their landmark 1991 album, Levelling The Land, spent 38 weeks in the Top 100 album charts over a three year period.
The Levellers decided they wanted to do something a bit different with their back catalogue to kick off celebrations for their 30th anniversary year in 2018. They brought in a string section and enlisted legendary producer John Leckie (Radiohead, The Stone Roses) to help develop new acoustic arrangements for eight of their previous singles including Liberty, Hope Street and One Way which they recorded straight to tape at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios. They also recorded two brand new songs and the result is 10 track album ‘We The Collective’ which was released on 30 March 2018 on the band’s own On The Fiddle Recordings label. The band hit Number 12 in the UK Official Album Charts and Number 1 in the UK Independent Album Charts on release.
Levellers played the new arrangements at the Roundhouse in London as part of the In The Round festival and will tour the Acoustic show to a number of theatres and concert halls around the country in July.
Later in the Summer, they will be playing their full electric show at a few key venues and festivals before they head out to Europe to start their 30 YEARS – ONE WAY OF LIFE tour.
Tickets for The Levellers – Hull show taking place on Saturday 28th July are available from: Zebedee’s Yard
Box Office No: 0844 249 1000 Website – http://www.vmstickets.co.uk/ Doors – 6.00pm Ticket price - £29.50
TOM JONES - HEADLINING MUSIC SHOWCASE AT YORK RACECOURSE ON FRIDAY 27TH JULY 2018
Sir Tom Jones, one of the biggest names in the music business, is set to return to York Racecourse to entertain the crowds on Music Showcase Friday evening, 27 July.
After more than fifty years of success, his live performances still enthral huge crowds, and his most recent albums. Long Lost Suitcase and Spirit in the Room received rave reviews. Internationally loved for hits such as Delilah, Kiss & What's New Pussycat, he remains an artist with a true rhythm and blues soul.
Recognised by a new generation as a mentor of future talent through his role as a coach on hit TV show, The Voice, Tom returns to the Knavesmire, having sold out the venue in summer 2015. The line-up for the three Music + Racing dates of 2018 is now complete; with Paloma Faith already confirmed for Saturday 30 June and Boyzone recently confirmed for Saturday 28 July.
Looking back to look forward, the Welsh singing legend said; "The York races crowd were tremendous on my last visit, I've always loved outdoor shows and it's always lovely to be asked back, we're going to have some fun.”
To book tickets visit yorkracecourse.co.uk; admission to the main Grandstand and Paddock enclosure starts at just £25 per person for a group of six.* Racegoers aged 5-17 enjoy a special rate of just £10 (subject to limited availability). As well as free car parking, there are no booking fees.
On the racecourse itself, The British European Breeders Fund Lyric Stakes will be the Listed centerpiece of a six race evening card that will precede the concert.
An evening with The Wombats this summer at Hull – Zebedee’s Yard on Sunday 26th August
THE WOMBATS - ‘Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life’ Album Biography
Wombats fans. Thousands of ‘em. The Reading & Leeds promoter checking his onsite heat-tracking app was stunned to discover hordes of fans descending en masse on the Festival Republic Stage set like an alien swarm, one of the biggest stage-rushes of the 2015 festival. Two months later the band stepped onstage to headline Alexandra Palace for the first time, kicking off the most euphoric pop party of the year. Somewhere between those two moments, the UK went Wombats crazy. Again.
Their 2011 second album ‘This Modern Glitch’ hit Number Three in the UK on the back of “flawless” (BBC) and “triumphant” (Daily Mirror) tunes such as ‘Techno Fan’, ‘Tokyo (Vampires And Wolves)’, ‘Jump Into The Fog’ and ‘Anti-D’, Murph’s brave, confessional epic about his addiction to antidepressants. And by the time their more synth-pop third album ‘Glitterbug’ was sent Top Five in the UK by a whole new generation of Wombats fans and had gone gold in Australia, they’d proved themselves amongst the most enduring bands of the noughties indie rock generation and one of the UK’s biggest and best guitar pop sensations.
Tickets for The Wombats – Hull show taking place on Sunday 26th August are available from: HULL – Zebedee’s Yard Box Office No: 0844 249 1000 Website – http://www.vmstickets.co.uk/ Doors – 6.00pm Ticket price - £25.00
The Kings are Back! Playwright John Godber brings new play to Hull New Theatre 5-15th September 2018
Malcolm King returns to Hull New Theatre, in playwright John Godber’s hilarious sequel to last year’s record-breaking hit, The Kings of Hull.
Commissioned as part of Hull’s UK City of Culture celebrations, we first met the Kings family at Malcolm and Becky’s golden wedding anniversary as they reflect on the city’s past, from the 1960s through to Brexit and beyond. Now we rejoin them as Malc and his family embark on a P&O Ferries’ Dutch Dash, where they discover it’s not only the sea that gets rough. It could be Rotterdam or anywhere, but when you take the Kings out of Hull, the sparks still fly. Whoever said that family was dead?...
Honorary Hullensian John Godber made a name for himself, and a place in the local history books, after steering Hull Truck Theatre from the brink of bankruptcy in the 1980s to international success as its Artistic Director. Today, his unique writing style, packed with in-jokes and local references continue to shape truly memorable theatrical experiences. Long Live The Kings marks the continuation of the partnership between Hull New Theatre and the John Godber Company to produce bespoke work for the city’s audiences.
Tickets for Long Live The Kings of Hull at Hull New Theatre from 5 – 15 September 2018. Book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit our website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
80’s MANIA AT BRIDLINGTON SPA ON SATURDAY 11th AUGUST 2018 AT 7.30PM - HIT STAGE SHOW 80’s MANIA STANDS HEAD AND SHOULDER PADS ABOVE THE REST
Endorsed by Radio 1 breakfast DJ during the Eighties, Mike Read, as being “like Live Aid meets Top of the Pops” – 80’S Mania is sweeping into town. From West End producer, director, performer and choreographer Vikki Holland-Bowyer, the hit-packed production features back-combed hair, shimmying shoulder pads, wet-look neon leggings, the lairiest of leotards, indiscriminate double denim and 24-7 sunglasses – and that’s just a description of the audience of Europe’s official Eighties Reunion concert show. . .
Live on stage, 80’s Mania authentically revives the music of 25 chart-topping pop stars including: Duran Duran, Human League, Culture Club, Wham!, Madness, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Cyndi Lauper, Adam Ant, Bananarama, Erasure, Nena, Soft Cell, Toni Basil, Dead or Alive, Kim Wilde and more.
The fast-moving production features 150 costume changes, custom-produced dual-screen video projection, more than 35 smash hits, the celebrated New Romantic Band and the energetic 80’s Mania Dancers.
“We promise a show bigger than the biggest hair the Eighties had to offer. . . catch 80’s Mania – it’s sweeping the nation!”
Songs featured include number one hits Don’t You Want Me Baby, Call Me, Relax, Tainted Love, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Karma Chameleon, Holiday, Kids in America, Stand and Deliver, Venus, Respect, I Think We’re Alone Now, Baggy Trousers, Rio, Electric Dreams, Mad World, Hey Mickey and Turning Japanese.
“It’s totally unique,” says Vikki. “Audiences take the time to prepare and dress as their favourite pop stars, re-living the childhood memories that the 80's helped make so unforgettable.
“Hen parties, stag nights, school reunions, office parties, couples and groups all come along to have a good night out, reminisce, sing, dance and clap along to their favourite Eighties tunes.”
BE BOP A LULA Thursday 30th August 2018 7.30pm The Spa, Bridlington
WEST END HIT BE BOP A LULA COMES TO TOWN - West End smash hit theatre show Be Bop a Lula presents a slice of rock’n’roll history - starring five giants of rock’n’roll – Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. . .
In 1960 American rockers Eddie and Gene flew in from the States and were joined by British heartthrob Billy Fury for the UK’s very first multi-artist rock’n’roll tour, informs show producer Pete Tobit.
“Reviewers were appalled by the on stage antics. Audiences screamed their approval. British youth culture was born!” Theatregoers are invited to relive these seminal concerts in the company of incredible singers and a band said to be “tighter than a pair of your tightest drainpipe trousers”. “And there’s more,” promises Pete. “Orbison and Holly’s live tours were equally responsible for introducing rock’n’roll to the UK.” The five are seen combined on stage for the first time ever. Cochran’s legendary guitar riffs, Vincent’s menacingly moody stage presence, Fury’s smouldering looks and soaring vocals, Orbison’s perfect, lilting tones and Holly’s good-time rock’n’roll are promised.
“Be Bop a Lula is a real doozer of a stage show,” says Pete. Facebook: Facebook.com/BeBopALulaShow Twitter: Twitter.com/BeBopALulaShow
BOYZLIFE announce October 2018 – UK Tour (Playing the Hits of Boyzone and Westlife) coming to MANCHESTER – Club Academy on Wednesday 10th October and HULL – Welly on Saturday 20th October 2018
Boyzlife brings together members of two of the biggest boybands in history, Boyzone and Westlife, to perform a whole host of their biggest chart hits.
Brian McFadden enjoyed 12 UK and Ireland number ones as a member of Westlife, including a record breaking seven top spots in a row. The band also boast four number 1 albums and over 30 million record sales in total. Since Westlife, Brian has enjoyed international solo success, including a UK number 1 with ‘Real to Me’.
With Boyzone, Keith Duffy has enjoyed similar success, including 6 UK number one singles and 16 out of 17 of their first single releases making the Top 5. With 5 number one albums also to their credit, Boyzone achieved worldwide sales of over 25 million.
The unmissable Boyzlife show has already been performed for over 20,000 adoring fans since the pair came together in 2016. With two completely sold out tours under their belts in partnership with Hilton Hotels, as well as their unforgettable 2017 December Christmas Tour, this is an evening that is certainly not to be missed.
BOYZLIFE – October 2018 UK Tour Dates are: Wed 10 Oct MANCHESTER – Club Academy & Sat 20 Oct HULL - Welly
Tickets are available via the following: Tickets from £28.50 Box Office No: 0844 249 1000
Website – http://www.vmstickets.co.uk/
Limited VIP tickets are also available for each of the shows which includes a meet and greet, exclusive tour laminate and an item of merchandise - £60.00
BOY GEORGE AND CULTURE CLUB BRING UK ARENA TOUR TO HULL VENUE ON 20TH NOVEMBER
The legendary Boy George will bring his iconic band CULTURE CLUB to Hull Venue as part of an 11-date UK arena tour later this year. The band, who have sold more than 150 million records worldwide, will perform at Hull Venue and the gig follows shows on the same tour at Wembley Arena and Manchester Arena.
The show is promoted by Hull based Wrecking Ball Promotions and will also feature 80’s pop sweetheart Belinda Carlisle and new wave, synth pop artist Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey.
Since their inception in 1981 Culture Club have had a stream of classic hits including; ‘Do You Really Want to Hurt Me’, ‘Karma Chameleon’, ‘Church Of The Poison Mind’, ‘Victims’, ‘It’s A Miracle’ and ‘The War Song’.
The group are fronted by singer/songwriter Boy George, universally loved as one of music's most iconic artists. Roy Hay, Mikey Craig and Jon Moss make up the remaining original line up for one of the most exciting tours of the decade!
‘We put together an amazing show that is going to be filled with hits and fabulous memories, we know it will be hands down this summer’s best night out,” says Boy George.
Ticket prices start from £65.50 each. Booking fees apply. www.hull-venue.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk Alternatively you can call 0844 8440444. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. For any queries regarding accessible ticketing please call 0800 9884440.
LOVE ACTUALLY – IN CONCERT TO VISIT HULL VENUE THIS CHRISTMAS
Following on from a triumphant sold out 2017 premiere tour, Love Actually will once again be screened live across the UK with a full orchestra performing its enchanting score – just in time for Christmas. The live concert will be coming to Hull Venue on 10 December.
Tickets for this seated show - priced from £29.50 to £65 (plus fees) Directed by Richard Curtis and originally released in cinemas in 2003, Love Actually tells 10 separate yet interweaving stories of love around Christmas time. A full, live orchestra will perform Craig Armstrong’s evocative score at these shows, with the film being projected onto a huge screen.
Make sure you kick off the holiday season and get into the Christmas spirit. Tickets for Love Actually: In Concert from www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Alternatively you can call 0844 8440444. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. For any queries regarding accessible ticketing please call 0800 9884440.
Tom Gates comes alive on Hull stage 1-5th May 2019
Liz Pichon’s best-selling children’s story adapted for theatre The star of the award-winning Tom Gates series of books makes his stage debut in 2019 in a brand new story written specifically for the theatre. And it’s coming to Hull!
The producers behind the Olivier Award-nominated Gangsta Granny and the celebrated Horrible Histories stage shows have teamed up with acclaimed author and illustrator Liz Pichon to create an exciting new adventure for young and old alike. The show follows Tom as he tries to keep out of trouble while things go increasingly wrong at home and school. It features favourite characters from the stories including his best friends Derek and Norman and their band Dogzombies. It’s not easy to impress Amy Porter and moany Marcus Meldew is doing his best to disrupt things while their teacher Mr Fullerman keeps his beady eye on them all. Things get tricky when his grandparents - The Fossils - announce a big surprise and his Mum, Dad and sister Delia are doing everything to make his life difficult, which means Tom will need all the help he can get to save the day!
Adapted by Liz Pichon and Neal Foster with music by Mark Flannery, Tom Gates is perfect for all the family, especially children aged 5 to 12.
Tickets for Tom Gates Live at Hull New Theatre from 1-5 May, 2019 are on sale now. Book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit our website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
Paul Young Brings Anniversary Concert to Hull on 30th October 2018
80s Icon announces City Hall date as part of UK tour
Thirty Five years since his debut album was released, 80s singer Paul Young is back on tour and heading to Hull City Hall this October.
No Parlez was released in 1983 reaching the top of the album chart and scoring Paul his first UK number one single; a cover of the Marvin Gaye classic Wherever I Lay My Hat. The album, which quickly went triple platinum, also featured the hits Come Back and Stay, Love of The Common People and a cover of Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart.
Originally a member of 1970s band Q-Tips, Paul Young went solo in the eighties and his career took off with No Parlez and further top 10 hits such as Every Time You Go Away and Everything Must Change. He is also a Brit Award winner for Best Male vocalist, sings the opening lines on the original Band Aid Single Feed The World and performed at Live Aid in 1984.
Hear Paul perform No Parlez live at Hull City Hall on 30 October, tBook at the Hull City Hall Box Office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
Voodoo Room - A tribute to Hendrix, Clapton & Cream
Bridlington Spa Theatre 9th September 2018 7.30pm Ticket Prices: £17.50 Website: bridspa.com
Box Office: 01262 678258
Be part an incredible homage, to Three Legends in Music (Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Cream) in this explosive new production. Packed with an incredible high energy & performed by some of the UK's finest musicians. This powerhouse performance will transport you back in time to the original concerts, delivering the true spirit of these legendary superstars.
No wigs No pantomime just great music played by great musicians!! Their individual credits include: Steve Winwood, Massive Attack, Ben E. King, Fish, Thunder, Jo Harman, Thea Gilmore, Lulu etc etc.
Reviews: "INCREDIBLE MUSICIANS!" - Neneh Cherry. "SOUND FANTASTIC" - Judi Spiers - BBC Radio. "PHENOMENAL.You Will Be Blown Away" - Phoenix F.M. "An OUTSTANDING performance Of The Songs Of Legend” - Blues In The South Magazine. "SUPERBWe were treated to a cordon bleu evening of entertainment and dined out at the high table of rock music"
- Newbury Weekly News. "EXCELLENT SHOW, Great Touch, Tone Feel And Grooves - Cream & Hendrix Refortified!" - The Boom Boom Club, London.
Madagascar The Musical - Bridlington Spa Mon 17th - Sat 22nd September 2018
Join Alex (X-Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry), Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular.
This smash hit musical features all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.
This brand new musical from Dreamworks (Shrek The Musical) will leave audiences with no choice but to ‘move it, move it’!
The show runs Mon 17 - Sat 22 September
Box Office 01262 678258
ABBA FOREVER LIVE IN CONCERT Bridlington Spa, – Friday 3rd August 7.30pm
ABBA – Forever, presented by Sweeney Entertainments, is one of the UK’s leading International tribute shows and theatre audiences from across Great Britain and Sweden have long enjoyed this superb recreation of possibly the world‘s greatest pop band.
The unique Abba sound is replicated with an incredible attention to detail, using a six-piece band featuring electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards and piano, drums and bass guitar. Two outstanding Abba girls complete the line-up, adding the essential glitz and glamour to a well-polished and gently humorous show. The superb lyrics penned by Benny and Bjorn are sung in wonderful harmony by all six performers on stage.
Dynamic non-stop choreography, stunning visuals, top-class musicianship and an ALL LIVE performance ensures that the ABBA Forever show captivates audiences from the opening refrain to the final sing-along chorus of this two-hour spectacular.
JACKSON LIVE IN CONCERT STARRING CJ & HIS INCREDIBLE LIVE BAND & DANCERS Bridlington Spa, Friday 24th August 7.30pm
Jackson Live in Concert, presented by Sweeney Entertainments, brings the hugely talented ‘CJ’ to theatres across the UK, recreating the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of all his favourite songs.
Michael Jackson is not only remembered as one of the most influential artists of all time, but many of today’s artists have been inspired by his iconic style. His career spanned nearly five decades of music, and he was continually at the forefront of popular music.
CJ is one of the most experienced, dedicated and well-respected Michael Jackson Tribute artists in the world today, and he perfectly captures the electrifying energy of Michael’s live performances with 100% Live Vocals. He’s got the look, the moonwalk and the voice! His renditions of Thriller, Beat it and Billie Jean are truly sensational. CJ is joined on the stage by his incredible band and dancers who work their way through all the hits in this accurate and exciting tribute to the King of Pop!
Sweeney Entertainments, co-founded by Julie and Peter Sweeney, has been providing a wide repertoire of top quality touring shows for theatre and corporate events for over fifteen years both in the UK and internationally. 2017 was the company’s strongest year to date and 2018 bring even more shows touring than ever before. Julie said: “This phenomenal concert show, headlined by the sensational ‘CJ’, offers a 100% live Michael Jackson experience. Showcasing timeless songs, still known and loved across the world, CJ with his band and dancers bring a faithful reproduction of a Michael Jackson concert to each and every performance.”
Jackson Live in Concert brings together superb musicians and dancers, fabulous costumes, and of course all the signature dance moves associated so fondly with the undisputed King of Pop. Packed with authentic touches and flair, Jackson Live in Concert authentically captures the essence and magic of Michael Jackson live on stage.
TOOTS & THE MAYTALS announce MANCHESTER – Academy show taking place on Friday 19th October 2018
Toots and The Maytals, one of the all-time great reggae, ska and rocksteady groups, will tour the UK in October 2018. The eleven-date tour will start at the O2 Institute Birmingham on Wednesday 10th October and ends on Saturday, 27th October at the Cheese & Grain in Frome.
The Maytals, led by the irrepressible force of nature Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, formed in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1961. The group would go on to bring the reggae sound to the masses with pioneering hits such as ‘Do The Reggay’ (widely acknowledged as the first song ever to feature the word ‘reggae’), ‘Pressure Drop’, ‘54-46 (That's My Number)’, ‘Sweet and Dandy’, ‘Monkey Man’, ‘Funky Kingston’ and ‘Reggae Got Soul’.
Across six decades, Toots’ raw, gospel-infused vocals and life-affirming music has influenced countless artists, including The Specials, The Clash and Amy Winehouse, and has toured with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow and Los Lonely Boys. A five-time Grammy nominee, Toots & The Maytals won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Reggae album with True Love. The album featured re-recorded classic hits alongside popular and legendary artists, including Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, No Doubt, Ben Harper, The Roots and Shaggy.
Looking forward to his return to the UK, Toots said, “The UK is a home from home for Toots and The Maytals, so we’re looking forward to seeing all our friends during our tour. To bring joy with my music is my greatest aspiration. We give 100 percent every night, and our fans give us that energy right back every time.”
Tickets for the MANCHESTER – Academy show are available from: Friday 19th October 2018 MANCHESTER – Academy
Box Office No – 0161 832 1111 Website – https://www.manchesteracademy.net/toots-and-the-maytals#bio
Doors – 7.30pm Tickets - £27.50 advance Age – 14+
THE LONDON AFRICAN GOSPEL CHOIR perform PAUL SIMON’S GRACELAND play MANCHESTER – Academy 2 on Saturday 3rd November 2018
Every venue that puts tickets on sale, sells out in an instant...! Last year, all 8 shows the Jazz Cafe put on sale hit capacity, receiving rave reviews. 30 years after its release, the 19 members of the London African Gospel Choir, together with their amazing band, perform their own powerful twist on Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’, from start to finish.
After coming across a bootleg cassette of South African township music in the early 80s, Paul Simon was totally smitten by the infectious & irresistible rhythms He travelled to Johannesburg, spending two weeks there, recording with the absolute cream of South African musicians. That epic session, went on to form the basis of Simon’s most commercially successful album ever – Graceland. The record became a true global phenomenon, winning Grammys in both 1987 & 88, shifting 5 million copies Stateside & then another 2.5 million copies in the UK alone & spawning the hit singles, ‘Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes’, ‘The Boy in the Bubble’ & it’s biggest smash – ‘You Can Call Me Al.’
The richness & harmony of the Choir’s rhythmic, evocative & empowering, voices have created an overwhelming musical event, for anyone lucky enough to experience this special performance of Paul Simon’s Graceland.
Tickets for the MANCHESTER – Academy 2 show are available from: Saturday 3rd November 2018 MANCHESTER – Academy 2
Box Office No: 0161 832 1111
Website – https://www.manchesteracademy.net/order/tickets/13335507/london-african-gospel-choir-manchester-academy-2-2018-11-03-19-30-00
Doors – 7.30pm Ticket price - £22.50