What's On - Theatre
Upcoming theatre shows at the Theatre...
West Yorkshire Playhouse Presents:
The Greatest Woman on Two Wheels.
Maxine Peake’s witty, charming and critically acclaimed play celebrates the life of unsung sporting legend Beryl Burton – the greatest woman on two wheels.
Only booking in Leicestershire on national tour, starring Samantha Power (Coronation Street/Shamelss/Holby etc) as Beryl.
Fol Espoir Presents:
Instructions For American Servicemen In Britain
"The British don't know how to make a good cup of coffee. You don't know how to make a good cup of tea. It's an even swap."
It’s 1942 and a horde of Yankee servicemen have just arrived in England - where the locals speak a strange dialect, boil all their food, and talk endlessly about the weather. The Americans see the Brits as a strange race. Get ready to judge for yourself in a night of joyous laughter and downright silliness as a crack team of experts attempt to explain the rules of British life.
Presented by Lesley Smith (Curator of Tutbury Castle and Elizabethan Historian).
Despite the passions he showed in his characters, the man Shakespeare as a personality remains rather elusive and his wife, Anne Hathaway, just a ghost in terms of recent historical evidence.
Lesley has gathered together the threads of their recorded lives together and evidence of the town of Stratford, their home and children, presenting an extraordinary concept of what Anne Hathaway might have been like.
Off The Kerb Productions Presents:
Rob Beckett - Mouth Of The South
Beckett's back with a brand-new hour of funnies and he's taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread! Star of BBC1's Live at the Apollo, BBC2's Mock the Week & Channel 4's 8 out of 10 Cats.
The Panto Company Presents:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th December
The Panto Company’s 2015 pantomime production of Sleeping Beauty is filled with lively characters, up to date chart songs and slapstick humour, with something to please everyone, romance and of course – a daring adventure.
28th January 2016
Since the first Pitmen Poets tour in 2011, Sam West's revival of the seminal “Close the Coalhouse Door” has completed a triumphant UK tour and Lee Hall's “Pitman Painters” has been a hit in the West End and also on Broadway. Interest in the North East's mining tradition has never been more intense. What better time could there be for an opportunity to experience the brilliant entertainment of The Pitmen Poets?
The Pitmen Poets celebrate the songs, humour, and culture of North East England's Coal Mining tradition, bringing together four of the region's leading champions of it's musical heritage.
Performing Arts @ Century Theatre Presents:
20th February 2016
Returning to the Century after 4 sell-out shows, T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc's very own T.Rex. The band is now accepted as the world's only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex.
27th February 2016
Sgt Frederick White of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment is recruiting for King, Country, and Empire!
It is August 1914 and Britain is at war with Germany. Belgium and parts of northern France are already occupied and Lord Kitchener has called for the immediate recruitment of 100,000 men. Sgt White, a veteran of campaigns in the Sudan and South Africa has been sent out from the Regimental Depot in Warwick, in search of recruits, men aged 19 to 30, and to encourage them to rally to the colours with stirring stories of the glory to be had in the service of the King!
Tayo Aluko and Friends Presents:
Call Mr Robeson - A Life With Songs
18th March 2016
A rollercoaster journey through African-American actor and singer Paul Robeson’s remarkable life, highlighting his pioneering and heroic political activism. Features Ol’ Man River and other famous songs, much fiery oratory, and a defiant testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee.
19th March 2016
Come and experience the other side of Talon: The Acoustic Collection, as they perform a selection of their favourite contemporary acoustic classics by James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, CSN&Y, Michael Jackson, and many more together with their own laid back style of banter…