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Formerly of Bucks Fizz

Fri 24th April / 24th April, 7.45pm / £21

More than 30 years on, the original members of Bucks Fizz - Cheryl Baker, Jay Aston and founder member Mike Nolan are still ripping skirts off to cheers from thousands of fans old and new. Cheryl, Mike and Jay are as energetic, entertaining and dazzling today as they were when they won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 with (the recently voted UK's favourite Eurvoision Song) Making Your Mind Up. The legendary routine propelled them to overnight worldwide success, ...

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A Night of Dirty Dancing

Sat 2nd May / 7.45pm / £20 / £18 Conc.

Re-live the passion and indulge in the romance at Kellerman's end of season show. Celebrating the greatest movie soundtrack of all time: She's Like the Wind, Big Girls Don't Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Be My Baby and, of course, (I've Had) The Time of My Life! Don’t be the one sitting in the corner. Immerse yourself in the timeless, theatrical treat. Take a trip back to the summer of ’63, relive Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey’s sizzling performance in the ultimate coming of ...

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The Chris & Pui Show

Sun 25th October / 11am & 2.30pm / £10 Children / £12 Standard / £40 Family Ticket

CBeebies’ favourite double act is coming to town!   See Chris & Pui from ‘Show Me Show Me’ in their new stage show with the toys & characters from their hit TV programme.   Incy Wincy, Twinkle, Old MacDonald, Humpty, Granny Humpty and many more of your favourite Chris & Pui characters will be dropping in along with the toys –  Tom, Momo, Teddington, Stuffy and Miss Mouse.  Bring your character toy along too but please look after it! ...

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Julian Lloyd Webber

Fri 5th June / 7.45pm / £20

In this superb new presentation, Julian Lloyd Webber will take the audience on a historical and musical journey in which he will give unique insight into not only his life as one of the world's finest musicians but also as a member of arguably the most influential musical dynasty of modern times. Julian will recount stories and anecdotes of touring, recording sessions, concerts, TV shows and the like, all of which will be linked with rare video footage of ...

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Joe McElderry's Spirit of Christmas

Sun 22nd November / 7.30pm / £20.50, £19 concession, £64 Family Ticket, £75 VIP Ticket

Joe's 2015 Evolution Tour has capped his busiest and most successful year since winning X Factor in 2009. The show follows hot on the heels of last year’s Set Your Soul Alive tour which was a sell out at many of the 64 venues where Joe performed his highly accomplished and versatile show. Back to back nationwide tours have been made possible by Joe’s loyal and ever growing fan base during a year which has rarely seen him out ...

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Joe McElderry Live and Unplugged

Sun 11th October / 7.30pm / £20.50, £19 concession, £64 Family Ticket, £75 VIP Ticket

X-FACTOR winner Joe McElderry is hitting the road with a brand new show after the sell-out success of last year’s nationwide tour. For one night only, Joe will be making a special exclusive performance, LIVE AND UNPLUGGED at his home theatre, The Customs House. His unmistakable voice, easy wit and warm rapport have endeared him to all ages from 5 to 95. Whether he’s singing a pop hit, or stunning the audience into silence with Opera, Joe has evolved ...

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André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert

Sat 18th July / 7pm / £18, £16 Conc

CinemaLive are excited to announce André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert will be delivered to cinemas via satellite, across the UK, Ireland and Europe on Saturday 18th July, as part of a global cinema event.  In 2014, André’s Maastricht Concert broke UK box office records for the highest grossing one night event for an Artists music concert and we would love for you all to join in to help us once again set a new record for Event Cinema. This year is the 11th consecutive year of ...

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Chris Ramsey: All Growed Up

Sat 26th September / 5pm / 8.30pm / £17.50

Critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, Celebrity Juice regular, star of BBC2’s Hebburn, and the man who once got pizza delivered to a moving train embarks on his biggest stand-up tour yet! Following sell-out runs of his last three UK tours, Chris is back with a brand new show for 2015. Join him as he explores getting older, finding yourself, taking responsibility, realising you are no longer a child and all of the other terrifying realisations that come with being dragged ...

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Sarah Millican - Outsider

Tue 27th October / 7.30pm / £26.00

In the past when you put Sarah Millican outside, she asked things like: ‘Why? Where is the taxi? Do I need a cardie?’ and said things like: ‘There’ll be wasps. I’ve nothing to sit on. Is that poo? Can we go home?’ But things have changed. Now she has outside slippers. She can tell a chaffinch from a tit (hey). But she still can’t tell if it’s an owl or her husband’s asthma. Sarah Millican is venturing outside. Bring ...

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