Plaza Theatre Upcoming Shows List - generated on Sep 26 2018

Commitments & Blues Brothers ExperienceSep 29 2018

The HARDEST working band in the world!

The songs of The Commitments and The Blues Brothers, in one fantastic theatre production. A fantastic 12 piece band including horn section.

The two-part show includes all the greatest hits from the Irish film 'The Commitments' and gets your toes tapping as you sing along to the greatest soul tunes from The Blues Brothers movie.

OklahomaOct 16 2018 - Oct 20 2018

A RAODS Production

The first collaboration of famed partners Rodgers and Hammerstein, Oklahoma! set the American musical theatre standard.

Set in Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the 20th Century, the spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the backdrop for the love story between Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a beautiful farm girl. The road to true love is anything but smooth, but there is no doubt that these two romantics will succeed in making a life together. As the road to romance and the road to statehood converge, Curly and Laurey are poised to spend their new life together in a brand new state: O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A - OKLAHOMA!

Kast Off KinksOct 21 2018

FEELING KINKY?

Returning to the Plaza after 2017's amazing show, The Kast off Kinks are actual former members of the legendary band ‘The Kinks’, back together playing great music and re-living the good times whilst keeping the songs alive that made The Kinks a household name. This great line-up features Mick Avory (original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 80’s & 90’s, and still with Sir Ray Davies), John Dalton (bass/vocals, Kinks 60’s & 70’s) alongside Dave Clarke (guitar/vocals, formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding & Tim Rose).

Expect an evening of iconic hits including: You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Come Dancing, All Day and All of the Night plus more...

A great night out, not to be missed!

“A full house, and a standing ovation. To anyone wondering about going, do not hesitate” (The Stables, Milton Keynes)

“Nothing short of superb. From start to finish it was filled with hit after hit” (Mad Ferret, Preston)

See them in action: Lola and Sunny Afternoon

Romsey Ghost Walk from King John's HouseOct 25 2018 - Mar 8 2019

Spooky Shenanigans in the dark streets of Romsey!

After a year off, the ghost walks around Romsey return – arranged and run by members of RAODS, the owners and managers of the Plaza.

And this time, they come in two sizes...

On Fridays (25th October(A THURSDAY!), 14th December, 1st February, 8th March) the walk will begin at King John's House, opposite Romsey Abbey – and it will end in the Market Place. The walk itself will begin at 7.30pm, when you will be collected from the medieval Hall within King John's House, where you will have been served with a delicious soup and roll, and a hot drink. Sustenance for the chilling tales to come. King John's House open from 6.30pm.

On Wednesdays (14th November, 9th January, 27th February) the walk will begin at the end of MiddleBridge Street (just past The Three Tuns) and it will end at The Three Tuns itself, where you will be able to obtain a 10% discount off your first round of drinks that evening, by showing your ghost walk ticket.

Both walks will take just over an hour and will include the same historical and ghostly stories. The cost for the Wednesday walks will be £7.50, and for the Friday walks it will be £12. 

Afterglow Genesis Tribute BandOct 26 2018

The idea behind Afterglow is to cover the music Genesis played once Phil Collins took on vocal duties. The earlier Gabriel period is well supported by numerous tribute bands but there isn't much opportunity to hear those later tracks that are equally popular with most Genesis fans.

Afterglow are not the kind of tribute act that attempts to reenact a particular tour or even look like the original artists but rather to recreate the music that Genesis played over the years. So don't expect costumes or Mellotrons catching fire. Do expect to hear the music played with authentic sounds and fastidious detail. Everything from A Trick of the Tail right up to We Can't Dance... with a few oldies thrown in for good measure!

Elvis Raised on RockOct 27 2018

Elvis Raised on Rock is presented by Award winning Elvis tribute artist Craig Jefferson. Featuring the Wonder Of Elvis Band and backing vocals by the fantastic Passionettes.

The show starts by taking you through the famous Vegas years based on Elvis' 1970s successful concert movie 'That's The Way It Is'. The show then moves on to the concert years from 1971-77.

The show includes the hits That's All Right (Mama), Suspicious Minds, An American Trilogy, Are You Lonesome Tonight, Hound Dog, Blue Suende Shoes, All Shook Up, Always On My Mind, and many more.

So come along for a nostalgic look back at the exciting music of "The King Of Rock 'n' Roll".

Bully Beef and WhizzbangsNov 3 2018

A BlackBox Theatre Company production

Following the enormous success of BOUNCERS last year, BlackBox will be on tour again this autumn with a specially commissioned play to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Set in the battlefields of France during 1916, the multi-award winning BULLY BEEF & WHIZZBANGS takes a wry and often humorous look at life in a front line trench through the eyes of its two reluctant heroes. Smudger, a new arrival at the Front, is keen to shoot his first German whilst Harry is more interested in keeping his head down, thinking of home and enjoying his mug of tea. Stuck ina hole surrounded by mud and death, will our boys cope with the ever-present danger of being shot or blown to smithereens?

 “Cheer up chum. What's the worst that can happen!”

Life of RileyNov 13 2018 - Nov 17 2018

A RAODS Production

Bittersweet, but hilarious - classic Ayckbourn

(Communicating with my husband) is like "talking through a sheet of glass, as if you're in prison - or at the post office". It is lines like that which make every Alan Ayckbourn play a poignant, funny and memorable way to spend an evening at the theatre. In Life of Riley he tells the story of George Riley's closest friends, as they struggle to come to terms with the news that George ("a hippie Peter Pan") has just weeks to live. 

"As perceptive as ever ... Ayckbourn has once again achieved a satisfyingly rich complexity" - Daily Telegraph

Romsey Ghost Walk to the Three TunsNov 14 2018 - Feb 27 2019

Spooky Shenanigans in the dark streets of Romsey!

After a year off, the ghost walks around Romsey return – arranged and run by members of RAODS, the owners and managers of the Plaza.

And this time, they come in two sizes...

On Wednesdays (14th November, 9th January, 27th February) the walk will begin at the end of MiddleBridge Street (just past The Three Tuns) and it will end at The Three Tuns itself, where you will be able to obtain a 10% discount off your first round of drinks that evening, by showing your ghost walk ticket.

On Fridays (25th October (A THURSDAY!), 14th December, 1st February, 8th March) the walk will begin at King John's House, opposite Romsey Abbey – and it will end in the Market Place. The walk itself will begin at 7.30pm, when you will be collected from the medieval Hall within King John's House, where you will have been served with a delicious soup and roll, and a hot drink. Sustenance for the chilling tales to come. King John's House open from 6.30pm.

Both walks will take just over an hour and will include the same historical and ghostly stories. The cost for the Wednesday walks will be £7.50 and for the Friday walks it will be £12. 

I'm Still Standing - A Tribute To EltonNov 24 2018

Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, is one of the most highly acclaimed and successful solo artists of all time. In his 5 decade career, he has achieved 38 gold and 31 platinum or multi-platinum albums, he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide, and holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time. Since launching his first tour in 1970, Elton has over 4,000 performances in more than 70 countries to his credit.

I’M STILL STANDING – A TRIBUTE TO ELTON takes you on a journey through Elton's career with an incredibly talented live band recreating the authentic sound of a live Elton concert, peforming classics such as Bennie & The Jets, Your Song, Candle In The Wind, Crocodile Rock, Daniel and I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues, to name but a few.

I'M STILL STANDING - A TRIBUTE TO ELTON is a fabulously entertaining and a dynamic show and a real treat for all Elton fans, young and old !

En Masse Pop Rock ChoirNov 25 2018

For the first time ever, The En Masse Pop Rock Choir come to The Plaza Theatre, Romsey! If you are thinking ‘just another choir’, think again! The en masse pop choir takes the idea of a traditional choir and turns it on its head! Incorporating intricate harmonies; complex dances and stunning lead vocals and then, if that wasn’t already enough, add to the mix, the backing of a live band to ensure audiences are wowed, time and time again!

Michelmersh Silver Band Christmas ShowDec 10 2018 - Dec 11 2018

The enormously popular Michelmersh Silver Band with their annual Christmas concert!

Puss In BootsJan 10 2019 - Jan 26 2019

A RAODS Production

Our fun-filled, hilarious family panto!

When Mark Miller discovers his father's will, he inherits the old run down mill and the family cat - but he doesn't realise that Puss is a talking cat. When the wicked Squire also discovers the cat can talk, he decides he wants the cat for himself. Aunt Maisie arrives to help Mark with the mill, but in the meantime he has fallen in love with the beautiful Princess Rose. Not knowing what to do or which way to turn, help arrives unexpectedly from Mark's magical cat. 

Suitable for ages 3+.

Family tickets available - 4 tickets for £45 (at least 1 adult and 1 child).

An Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Tony StockwellJan 29 2019

Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and always humorous.

The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tony Stockwell has a long established credibility as one of the top Intuitive Mediums and has shared the stage all round the world with international mediums such as Colin Fry, James van Praagh and Lisa Williams. Tony demonstrates his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones with detailed messages frequently including names, dates and locations and all  delivered with emotion, sensitivity and empathy. The evening may include psychometry, photographs readings and psychic prediction. 

Recent legislative guidelines insist that any Evening of Mediumship should be billed ‘for entertainment purposes’. Tony certainly uses his natural wit, showmanship and Cockney charisma to entertain but more important, Mediumship has the potential to change someone’s life and instil in them a sense of peace, comfort and purpose.We hope that nobody can fail to come away untouched by the experience.

Viva Neil DiamondFeb 2 2019

Back at the Plaza by popular demand!

To celebrate the icon’s 50 year recording career, the UK’s very own ‘voice of Neil’ Bob Drury (The Neil Diamond Story) takes to the road with Viva Neil Diamond, a brand-new one-man stage show simply bursting with Neil Diamond gems!

Enjoy once more all the hits including Sweet Caroline, Forever In Blue Jeans, Love on the Rocks, America, Hello Again, Play Me, Beautiful Noise, Song Sung Blue, I’m A Believer, Red Red Wine, and many, many more.

As well as his extensive UK tours, Bob Drury has performed Neil Diamond’s songs throughout the world including in 2015, for the American Neil Diamond Fan Club in Nashville, Tennessee and then in Las Vegas in 2016. Following the success of his shows in the US, Bob is featured in the movie Diamond Mountain due for release shortly.

This show is an absolute ‘must see’ for any Neil Diamond fans!

Forbidden Nights: Circus Just Got SexyFeb 21 2019

Roll Up! Roll Up!

Brace yourself for two hours of thrilling action, provocative choreography with the ultimate Forbidden strip tease (and a few men in uniform thrown in for good measure).

Abandon your inhibitions at the door as the talented cast of acrobats, fire acts, aerial artists and world-renowned circus performers flip and spin across the stage in this high-octane show. This sexy but classy evening with Forbidden Nights is guaranteed to get your pulse racing and leave you begging for more.

Yes, ladies -  Circus Just Got Sexy!

Gimme ABBAFeb 23 2019

"ABBA have left a fine musical legacy, and it's in good hands."

Gimme ABBA have been performing this fabulous tribute to ABBA for over 18 years and 2018/19 will see the band embark on their sixth UK theatre tour, with performances nationwide to be enjoyed by an ever-growing audience of both young and old.

This complete and superb ABBA show comes with a repertoire that draws from the greatest hits of Sweden's most famous export, full of all the popular songs known and loved by millions, along with some additional tunes to please the most ardent Abba fan.

"The humour, energy and enjoyment generated on stage delights audiences" and provides a light hearted side to our ever evolving show, without compromising the integrity of the performance. This spectacular show will bring back memories of that golden ABBA era. This is not just another Abba tribute but a ‘truly complete and exciting Abba experience’ so what are you waiting for? Dust off those platforms! Put on those Flares! And come on our nostalgic trip back to the 70s.

Mark Ponsford: One Man, One Tuesday!Mar 26 2019

It's that man again!

In April 1988, while rehearsing for RAODS' historic production of Nicholas Nickleby, Mark was asked to perform a solo show in aid of the Plaza Appeal. He has subsequently returned to the Plaza on many occasions, and in recent years has become established as a popular compere here for Michelmersh Silver Band's annual Christmas concerts, with his trademark wry humour and eccentric songs! Expect a programme of lighthearted music, musings and anecdotes... And of course, the inevitable nod to his beloved "G and S"!

Fleetingwood MacApr 4 2019

A young and exciting new tribute to the legendary band, Fleetwood Mac.

We didn’t just want to be  another tribute band, with tacky wigs and fancy dress outfits. Instead we wanted to bring across the live sound of Fleetwood Mac, with just one guitar, a keyboard, a drum kit, a man on the bass and of course, the vocals!

As much as we aim to create a genuine Fleetwood Mac sound, we can’t help but give it a modern edge, it’s just the way we play. How else are five people supposed to play tribute to a band that have lasted nearly 50 years?

Songs you can expect to hear at our shows: Rhiannon, Go Your Own Way, Sisters of the Moon, Oh Well, Tusk, I’m so Afraid, Everywhere, Songbird, Gold Dust Woman, Don’t Stop, You Make Loving Fun, Black Magic Woman, Dreams, Little Lies, Gypsy, Say You Love Me, The Chain, Landslide, Seven Wonders, Silver Spring, Second Hand News, Isn’t it Midnight, Sara, As Long As You Follow, Oh Diane, Big Love, Blue Letter, Hold Me, Green Manalishi, World Turning, Edge Of Seventeen.

We also want to introduce the songs to a new generation of Fleetwood Mac fans, who just like ourselves, weren’t even born when the band were in their prime. We do not go on stage pretending to be Fleetwood Mac, instead we go on as who we are, five young musicians who love the music, and want to share the music of one of the worlds greatest bands to a wider  audience.

Book of Genesis - Genesis TributeApr 27 2019

Celebrating the early songs of the influential progressive rock band Genesis, The Book of Genesis are the leading UK Genesis Tribute band faithfully recreating the 1970s era complete with period musical instruments, fabulous costumes, an animated slide show, and atmospheric synchronised lighting in a packed 3-hour show.

This is a welcome return by The Book Of Genesis to the Plaza, and follows successful year of touring both in the UK (including Charterhouse School - where Genesis formed) , and in Europe (The Gamla, Oslo, Norway and t'Blok, Nieuwerkerk a/d ljsse l, Rotterdam, The Netherlands).
"The fantastic progressive rock music in combination with the costumes and other props are a real feast for your eyes and ears ... a band which covers it all the way are The Book Of Genesis" - Henri Strik.

Bye Bye Baby: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and the Four SeasonsMay 3 2019

A musical journey through the sounds of one of the most successful bands of all time.

With slick choreography and the recognisable falsetto, this really sets the scene for a great night. The show demonstrates the diversity and harmonic sounds as once performed by the great band themselves.

This sensational production features many of the bands worldwide hits, including: LETS HANG ON, RAG DOLL, WALK LIKE A MAN, SHERRY, WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU, BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY, and many more...

Charity Concert for Naomi HouseSep 1 2019

A night of local music for a fantastic local charity!

This night of local musical talent is being put together for one night at the Plaza Theatre with all profits going to Naomi House and Jacksplace. This fantastic local hospice charity does so much and to help them celebrate their 21st year we are hoping to raise money to help them to keep doing the great work that they do. 

There will be four half hour sets from local musicians and with covers and originals you can have a great night while supporting a great cause. With artists like Lucy Bernardez and Maddison Douch performing you can expect a chilled out evening of acoustic guitars and simple but beautiful vocals.

Click the ticket link below and be on your way to supporting a very worthy cause while also supporting your local music scene.