Robin Hood and The Dame of Thrones
Following two successful years the Warren are delighted to be back at the Wyllyotts with their terrific new pantomime Robin Hood and the Dame of Thrones.
It’s a wonderful family pantomime full of fun, pranks, songs and great music from our own live band. We’ve been performing shows and pantomimes for over 70 years and we’ve donated all our profits to local charities - we’re incredibly proud to be part of this community and we can’t wait to entertain you.
Please note Thurs Performance is a Preview Evening. All tickets £10
Other performances Adults £14, Children £10
When & Where
This is an iconic Rock Opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and lyrics by Tim Rice. Rock n' roll and gospel songs are coupled with high energy dance numbers to tell the story of the last days of Jesus’s life.
Imagine a crowded rock concert: people are cheering, lights are flashing, music is blaring and there, in the middle of the stage, is Jesus. Yep. That Jesus. The New Testament, the Messiah. Jesus Christ is not generally the central figure we expect in a rock show, but that's exactly what makes the musical Jesus Christ Superstar so entertaining.
The story unfolds through the words of Judas Iscariot, the disciple who ultimately betrays Jesus. This electrifying theatrical story promises a fantastic evening’s entertainment.
This is a non-professional production by PBTC. The ticket price includes a Venue Levy of £1 per ticket. There is no Booking Fee.
Sing an array of music from this wonderful musical. Open to everyone this workshop works from lyrics, so there is no requirement to read music.
Numbers are limited and please pre-book.
OPEN AUDITIONS FOR ‘BUGSY MALONE’
Sunday 24th November
2-3pm (8-21 year olds)
Show week 27th - 29th February 2020
RARE Productions, the UK’s largest youth musical theatre production company, will be holding OPEN AUDITIONS for its forthcoming production of BUGSY MALONE at Wyllyotts Theatre. These auditions are open to young people between the ages of 8 and 21.
The stage musical follows the 1976 film, which was produced with a cast consisting entirely of young people, including a 13 year old Jodie Foster. It is set in Chicago in the 1920’s and concerns the battle for criminal supremacy of rival gangs led by Fat Sam and Dandy Dan. Into the mix steps aspiring boxing promoter Bugsy Malone, who becomes involved with aspiring night club singer Blousey Brown, and agrees to help Fat Sam turn the tables on his rival. The ‘weapons’ in this story are, of course, splurge guns and in the finale, just about everyone gets ‘splurged’ before getting up and realizing they can all be friends after all.
With well known songs such as ‘Bugsy Malone’, ‘Fat Sam’s Grand Slam’ and ‘Bad Guys’ and exciting dance routines, this is a massively popular show with young casts everywhere, and a show for audiences of all ages to enjoy.
There is no need to book an audition slot and nothing to prepare.
Further details regarding these auditions www.rareproductions.co.uk
Now seen by over 3,000,000 people.
Cheekier, funnier and as spectacular as ever. This amazing show has been touring in the UK for 21 years since it was created for the world famous Edinburgh Festival.
A cabaret like no other cabaret performed by girls like no other girls. Featuring 16 of the world’s most beautiful and stunning showgirls ………..Who just happen to be men !!!!(Oh ,,,,, and a grumpy dwarf from Oldham !!!)
Our all new production for 2019 is bigger and as glitzy and glamorous as ever. Prepare for a night you’ll talk about for years. Laugh and sing your heart out with hundreds of friends you’ve yet to meet! The Ladyboys Of Bangkok is coming to your theatre with the biggest party in town at the UK’s number 1 cabaret show in 2019’’
Lucy Worsley - Queen Victoria - Daughter, Wife, Mother and Widow
Queen Victoria: a little old lady, spherical in shape, dressed in black, perpetually grumpy. Right? Historian Lucy Worsley wants to make you think again. Meet a complex, contradictory woman, who had a traumatic childhood, who loved dancing, who suffered calamity and bereavement, before coming out the other side as an eccentric, powerful and really rather magnificent old lady.
Lucy's illustrated talk takes you into the life, the palaces, and the rich colourful age of this woman who ruled a quarter of the globe.
Neil Sands and his wonderful cast are back with their biggest ever production of their hit show, filled with, more songs and even more stunning costumes, bringing you an unforgettable afternoon of festive nostalgia, taking us all back to a time when Christmas really was the most wonderful time of the year. Be transported back on a yuletide sleigh ride filled with over 60 all time favourite Christmas songs and carols.
Described as “Like A Sparkly Christmas Card Come To Life” with its shimmering stage set, beautiful Christmas trees, glittering fairy lights, and even falling snow, this is the perfect pre Christmas treat, guaranteed to having you singing along from start to finish, bringing back many happy memories of Christmases past and warming your heart on the coldest winter’s day.
There is an optional Christmas Meal before this show. Two Course Carvery Meal with choice of two Meats served with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables and choose your dessert on the night.
From the Oliviernominated duo behind the hugely celebrated and critically acclaimed West Endhit Eric & Little Ern, Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens. This is a brilliant homage crammed full ofrenditions of those famous comedy sketches, that hits all the right notes!
From Greig's Pianoconcerto to Mr Memory, "Arsenal!" It’s a show full of Morecambe andWise's most loved routines, songs and sketches and of course a musical guest.This wonderful show, evokes memories of times when whole families would huddlearound the telly on Sunday evenings.
Stars Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen & Russell Tovey.
Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life. (1hr 49mins)
Join us for the ultimate celebration of the biggest disco floor fillers ever. Boogie Wonderland Christmas Show is guaranteed to have you dancing All Night Long.
A live band of musicians are fronted by two astonishing vocalists who have collectively worked with the very best in the business including George Benson, Kool and the Gang, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, The Stylistics, Paloma Faith, Alexander O’Neil and The Black-Eyed Peas.
Revel in the incredible sounds of Earth, Wind & Fire, KC and the Sunshine Band, The Jacksons, Sister Sledge, Bee Gees, Chic and many more, making Boogie Wonderland the perfect party night out.
Celebrate the Good Times and Don’t Stop “Til You Get Enough!
Don't miss this years much anticipated CBeebies Christmas Show - recorded at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre.
Audiences will be taken on a winter adventure through the enchanted, deep dark forest, following the story of Hansel and Gretel and it's with the help of the magical creatures that the siblings learn to never give up! Their journey helps them to realise that the only thing that matters is being together at Christmas.
With an 80s spin on the music, fashion and iconography, this one for all the family to enjoy!
Running time: 1h 10 mins (45 mins recorded show and 25 mins exclusive content)
It is time to get well and truly in the Christmas spirit as smash-hit musical production The Elvis Years brings its very special seasonal twist to theatres across the UK in late 2019.
Experience an Elvis-style Christmas like never before in an evening packed with solid-gold classics from ‘the King’, plus all the moments that help to make Christmas the most wonderful time of the year.
Two hours of rock and roll favourites such as Ready Teddy, Hound Dog, Devil in Disguise, Return to Sender, All Shook Up, Viva Las Vegas, Suspicious Minds PLUS popular festive songs such as Blue Christmas, Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree, Walking in a Winter Wonderland - and even a good old carol sing-along around the piano.
The world-class feel-good show is back – so, if all you want for Christmas is a silk scarf from Elvis – book your tickets now and you may just get your hands on an early stocking-filler! Santa is in the building!
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!
Sleeping Beauty runs from Sat 14th Dec - Sun 5th Jan 2020
Performances are generally 1pm and 5pm daily.
Please choose your adult and child tickets accordingly and if you qualify for a family ticket it will automatically change them to family tickets in your basket.
Child tickets are for children aged under 16 years.
Babe in arms tickets are for children under 12 months. They are £5 and need to be booked through Box Office. Please call the box office to book a babe in arms as you will need to show a ticket on the day and they are not available to book online.
Running Time including interval 2hrs 30mins
Open to everyone, there is no requirement to read music.
Delayed live screening from The Old Vic. Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noel Coward’s provocative comedy.
This is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.
Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leaveArendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land.They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save theirkingdom.
An intimate evening of close-up magic, trickery and sleight of hand featuring world class magicians from The Magic Circle. Three performers will amaze and entertain from just inches away!
Close-up magic is one of the most popular and impressive forms of the art and this unique event showcases some of the best exponents.
Performers vary with each show and a strictly limited audience get to experience the magic in an intimate setting, often taking part themselves. Prepare to be astonished!
There’s a real buzz about “Off Broadway!” Come along, sit back, relax and enjoy Wyllyotts’ new Sunday ‘Open Mic’ Cabaret evening, with songs from Broadway and the West End, the big screen, popular music and original compositions.
Performers from amateur and professional theatre will entertain you, accompanied by the talented pianist. And, if you fancy singing, (including duets and small groups), just register your interest by emailing email@example.com. Follow us on Twitter: @broadway_off
The Story of Guitar Heroes is an awe-inspiring, dynamic show which transports you through time: from the 1950’s with artistes such as Chuck Berry and Hank Marvin from The Shadows, including gifted legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, through to modern day players such as the great Brian May and the electrifying Steve Vai, to name but a few!
Presented by guitar virtuoso Phil Walker - this show’s extraordinarily talented band uses over 30 guitars to recreate and accurately reproduce the sound and ambiance of each guitar hero. Featuring video footage of historical moments, with state-of-the-art lighting and delivered with a light hearted vibe – this makes for a truly sensational and enjoyable evening.
Now in its 5th year, The Story of Guitar Heroes has become increasingly popular not only with many guitar players and musicians, but with people and families of all ages.
Don’t miss out on this spectacular show. You won’t be disappointed!
Kristina is excited to tour the show with even more fabulous costumes, stunning vocals and breathtaking choreography. Hosted by heartthrob Jake Quickenden who first found fame with on the X Factor, I’m A Celebrity and Dancing On Ice and an exciting troupe of dancers featuring South African Ballroom champions Marcella Solimeo and Dylan Daniels, this promises to be an evening not to be missed.
This spectacular show consists of some of the most long lasting and unforgettable sounds of the past and present. From the revered swing era of the 40s/50s to the more popular vocal and instrumental numbers of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond, Add to this classical favourites, iconic film themes with a grande finale of hand-clapping standards all played in the style that made James Last famous.
James Last trademark sound was called “Happy Music” and employed orchestral arrangements of well-known tunes and was a virtual non-stop show with a party atmosphere. This show follows in those footsteps and is delivered in a style that encourages audience participation right from the first few bars of the opening number. It is lead by Mike James; one of Britain’s best and most enduring band leader
Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, is strutting onto the big screen!
With songs from Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, book by legendary Broadway playwright Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell, the musical is based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth. Running Time: 133 mins including Interval
A comedy show for less-than-perfect parents. Following their sell-out Edinburgh run, the Scummy Mummies are bringing their golden cat suits to Potters Bar.
Join Ellie and Helen as they celebrate the scummier side of parenting, from drinking wine at teatime to hiding from the PTA.
Bring your friends and make it a Mum’s (or Dad’s!) night out!
The Illegal Eagles return in 2020 for another outstanding show promising more of 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.
Bringing to life the music of the giants of rock and roll. Backed by the dynamic Paradise Band, among the many legends we pay tribute to along the way are, Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Big Bopper, Eddie Cochran, Ricky Nelson, Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Everly Brothers – and the King himself, Elvis.
Prepare for a nostalgia extravaganza as the UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety production 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!
'This show just gets better and better' - The Telegraph
‘Three hours of Music & Mayhem!’ - The Express
Performed by The Bohemians
The Bohemians have been paying homage to the world’s most theatrical and dramatic Rock band, Queen since 1996, and in that time have had a huge impact on audiences across the world.
Front man and pianist, Rob Comber’s outrageous stage antics and personality makes him perfect to play an uncannily realistic ‘Freddie’ with just the right look and stage persona.
Rob is joined on stage by an enormously talented band including Christopher Gregory who brings all the electric guitar virtuosity required to play a very convincing Brian May. Their attention to detail is truly impressive.
For over four decades’ millions of fans have been enjoying the music of Queen. The band released a total of 18 number one albums, 18 number one singles and 10 number one DVDs with estimates of their record sales ranging from 150 million to 300 million records.
The Best of Queen show features a selection of the most loved and iconic classics from across Queen’s entire back catalogue creating a live stage show which really catches the essence of this most incredible British band.
It’s the authoritative story of soul and Motown in a brand-new-for-2020 stage show spectacular.
Taking you right back to where it all began – the r’n’b hits of the late 50s – on to 60s Detroit, 70s Philly and beyond. Return to time when Ike and Tina Turner were rolling on a river, The Spinners were still working their way back and the world held on for Sam and Dave.
There’ll be no hurrying The Supremes and your Motown memories as the tracks of Smokey Robinson’s tears are well and truly retraced. And please: don’t be too proud to beg for more one more from The Temptations before getting your 70s boogie shoes on to hits from Rose Royce, Tavares and The Trammps.
No show brings back the memories better, packing in so many solid-gold hits along the way. Soul Town USA revives soul music's golden years one last time in the must-see show of the year!
Why not reserve a table and have dinner before the show? A perfect Valentine's evening!
Join 2019 BGT Golden Buzzer comedy star Kojo Anim on his debut UK Tour.
After wowing the judges on BGT as a finalist, Kojo’s ready to hit the road with his new and exciting show. Enjoy as he shares funny observations about life, parenthood and family.
With friends such as Kevin Hart & Dave Chappelle, you can be sure Kojo has some entertaining stories to tell. The time is now for this former BT customer service employee from Hackney East London.
Kojo is here to make the world laugh and it all starts here.
Southgate Opera presents a double bill of opera favourites:
Pagliacci tells the tale of love, heartbreak, betrayal and murder. Based on a real-life love triangle known to the composer, Leoncavallo, the opera is regarded for the searing aria ‘Vesti la giubba’ (Put on the Costume) which is sung by Canio as he prepares for the final performance in which he will confront his wife, Nedda, who is secretly involved with Silvio a young villager.
Trial by Jury is a comic one act opera by Gilbert & Sullivan. The story concerns a breach of promise of marriage lawsuit in which the judge and British legal system are the objects of lighthearted satire. The plot might be ludicrous, but the characters behave as if the events were perfectly reasonable.
Tickets: £19 - £20
A non-professional production
‘The Ronnie Scott’s Story’
Celebrating 60-years since the founding of one of the world's most iconic music venues, the Ronnie Scott's All Stars take to the road to celebrate the 'Ronnie Scott's Story'.
Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club and combining world class live jazz alongside rare archive photos and video footage, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, take you on a guided, musical tour of this music institution. Featuring classic music from the jazz greats who have performed at Ronnie Scott’s, alongside projected images and footage, and tales of old Soho, miscreant musicians and police raids, ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Story is a glimpse into this unique world and its incredible history.
Rare Productions, the UK’s largest youth musical theatre production company bring this fabulous show to the stage!
With well-known songs such as ‘ Malone’,‘Fat Sam’s Grand Slam’ and ‘Bad Guys’ and exciting dance routines, this is a massively popular show for audiences of all ages to enjoy.
Full details can be found at www.rareproductions.co.uk or 01767 681049
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.
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.
The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.
The Ultimate Tribute to Moulin Rouge
We present to you an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza as you enter the secret world of one of the greatest movie-musicals of all time.
Bursting at the seams with timeless classics including: ‘Come What May’; ‘Your Song’; ‘Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend’; ‘Roxanne’; ‘Lady Marmalade’ plus songs from some of the most iconic movie musicals of all time.
Travel back in time as the children of the revolution take you on a thrilling non-stop journey into the sexy, disreputable and glamorous underworld of Paris.
It's a ‘Spectacular, Spectacular’ evening of unforgettable dancing, dreams, adventure and above all - love.
‘WHO DARES GRINS’ - An evening of Comedy and Combat!
Supported by hilarious comedian, Phil Eastwood.
Best known as author of a series of best sellers and for his regular tv appearances, 'Big' Phil is for the first time embarking on a series 'an audience with' style Theatre appearances. With so many fascinating and indeed fearsome stories he is able to inspire, educate and amuse in equal measure.
Phil's story is one of enormous inspiration, proving how the human spirit can endure against all odds and achieve the remarkable. His examples and lessons learned from a life in the military elite have wide resonance.
Former SAS man, Phil is a veteran of military operations in nearly every conflict-prone corner of the world, both as a soldier in the regular Armed Forces and as an elite operator and mercenary. A man who once had to resort to throwing a fridge full of Coca Cola to fend off Somali Pirates, Phil Campion's story must be heard to be believed.
“A man who has truly been there and done it. One of the best!” Bear Grylls
“A true SAS hero who talks the talk in the same way he walked the walk” Piers Morgan
“Big Phil is a true legend. A bear of a man brimming with brilliant tales. Not to be missed!” The Sun
Times best Selling Author: ‘Born Fearless’
The unique Abba sound is replicated with an incredible attention to detail by this a seven-piece band featuring electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards and piano, bass and drum.
Two outstanding Abba girls complete the lineup, adding the essential glitz and glamour to a well polished and gently humorous show.
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.
24K BRUNO is a show guaranteed to have the whole family up out of their seats and dancing the night away!
Featuring hits including: ‘Uptown Funk’; ‘Treasure’; ‘24 Magic’ and ‘Locked out of Heaven’. 24K BRUNO is the number one tribute to the incredible Bruno Mars!
With Andres Cruz coming all the way from Aruba to showcase his stunning vocals and backed by an awesome live band with slick choreography from Hip Hop Pop, this is a show not to be missed!
Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet.
The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece refreshed for a new generation. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside.
An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.
Running time: approx 3 hours including two intervals
After phenomenal sell out tours, Walk Right Back is...BACK! From the Producers of That'll be the Day, the show tells the story of the most successful duo of all time - The Everly Brothers.
Featuring hits such as Bye Bye Love, All I Have To Do Is Dream and Cathy’s Clown, this unique concert-based musical entwines the wonderful, sad yet glorious story of The Everly Brothers around those trademark “harmonies from heaven”.
Follow the brothers rise to fame, through their decade-long feud to the glorious reunion that gave them back to the world, and back to each other.
11 weeks runs from Thurs 9th Jan - Thurs 2nd April 7.30pm - 9.30pm
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+ years
Tickets: £19.50, £17.50 child/concs, Family of 4 £68
Rare Pantomimes are delighted to be appearing at The Wyllyotts Theatre.
They will bring a talented cast of professional actors together with a chorus of local juveniles to delight you with their production of Beauty and the Beast.
Join Belle and the Beast in the enchanted castle. With Dame Dotty taking full control of everyone's lives hindered by the hapless Muddles and arrogant Count George, what could possibly go wrong?
A traditional pantomime for all the family built around audience participation. A real Easter show!
Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the loss of the hilarious, genteel, groundbreaking and incomparable monologist, Joyce Grenfell.
Choice Grenfell is a wonderful tribute featuring some of the best of Joyce’s hilarious songs and monologues from Stately as a Galleon and Free Activity Period to A Terrible Worrier and First Flight. Joyce is our guide for a delightful delve into some of her most endearing characters, ably accompanied by her trusted pianist William Blezard.
We are delighted that the family of William Blezard have allowed us access to previously unpublished rehearsal recordings and personal letters from Joyce allowing a unique insight into the queen of comediennes.
Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (The Players) are today Italian opera’s most famous double act, but they were written independently.
Cavalleria rusticana came first, its hugely successful premiere in 1890 doubtless an influence on Leoncavallo. His Pagliacci in 1892 was another triumph.
The two works, each undeniable masterpieces of the verismo tradition of realism, share dramatic concision, melodic richness and an obsession with violent jealousy.
Following sold-out smash hit tours, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners returns to theatres with an even bigger production.
Direct from the West End, the show brings to life the music of Ireland's favourite sons 'The Dubliners’. Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years and evoking the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan. This talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group to life.
A performance that will have you singing and clapping along to such classics as The Wild Rover, The Black Velvet Band, The Irish Rover, Molly Malone, Finnegan’s Wake, McAlpines Fusileers, Raglan Road and of course The Seven Drunken Nights.
This celebration of the music of The Dubliners is a celebration of Irish music itself and a guaranteed evening of music, humour and ‘craic’.
Join Vienna Festival Ballet as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary with their glorious revival of one of the best known and loved classical ballets of all time. Lavish costumes, stunning scenery, international stars, and the magnificent music from Tchaikovsky make this a night not to be missed.
Swan Lake is the most popular ballet in the world. It's the ballet that captures like no other the full range of human emotions - from hope to despair, terror to tenderness and melancholy to ecstasy.Don’t miss this magical evening.
“The entire show was captivating from start to finish”
- WELWYN HATFIELD TIMES
‘’A truly spellbinding performance’’
- BURNLEY EXPRESS
“This production looks and feels absolutely right”
- WORTHING HERALD
‘’The whole evening was a delight’’
- LICHFIELD LIVE
Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light.
The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice.
In his new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor creates a world premiere in collaboration with an award-winning team – contemporary conductor-composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.
Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere.
Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002.
The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.
Crooners is the music show bringing all your much-loved, Big Band hits to the stage with a quintessentially British twist and an outrageous mini Big Band.
Packed with personality and humour, Crooners is a witty and exhilarating show full of crooner classics, hilarious one-liners and laugh-out-loud silliness.