Plaza Theatre Upcoming Shows List - generated on Dec 11 2018

GreaseNov 30 -0001 - Mar 24 2019
The Sound of Christmas - SOLD OUT!Dec 10 2018 - Dec 11 2018

Michelmersh Silver Band are back for their annual visit!

A Christmas concert full of your favourite things and fun for all the family!

Compered by Mark Ponsford.

Romsey Ghost Walk from King John's HouseDec 14 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. 

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).

For tickets to the 'Relaxed' performance on 17th January, use the following link: BOOK RELAXED PERFORMANCE

Puss In Boots (Relaxed Performance)Jan 17 2019

A RAODS Production

Our fun-filled, hilarious family panto!

Perfect for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment – including those with an autism spectrum condition, SEN, sensory issues, or a learning disability :

  • The lights in the auditorium will remain on so that it’s not too dark.
  • You can make noise during the show.
  • you can come and go as you please.
  • There will be chill out areas in the Green Room.
  • We make changes to the lights and sound so that there are no sudden, loud noises or flashes and bangs.
  • We will have Makaton sign language support for the performance.

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 ticket £25

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!

One For The RoadFeb 12 2019 - Feb 16 2019

A RAODS Green Room Studio Production

Dennis loses patience with domesticity and makes a break for the freedom of the open road.

Dennis and Pauline live in a bungalow in Phase Two of a northern housing estate, and are serving hachis a parmentier to their guests Jane and Roger. Pauline is very pleased about this. Dennis is less enthusiastic – he will be forty tomorrow, feels like he is wasting his life, and would rather they just called it cottage pie. Outside, Dennis’s parents are lost on the estate, and vandals are decapitating garden gnomes and obscenely vandalising vegetables.

As Dennis’s anarchic streak reveals itself, what was supposed to be an impeccably middle-class dinner becomes a first-class row about middle age, affairs, and what’s locked in the bureau.

Russell’s hilarious and sharply observed play was first performed at the Lyric Theatre, London in 1987.

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 ABBA - Here We Go AgainFeb 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.

Romsey Ghost Walk to the Three TunsFeb 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. 

Goodnight Mr TomMar 12 2019 - Mar 16 2019

A RAODS Production

During the war two lost souls find true love and friendship.

Based on the book by Michelle Magorian, this wonderfully uplifting tale is brought gloriously to life on stage. Set during the build up to WWII, Goodnight Mister Tom follows young William Beech, who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and forges a remarkable and heart warming friendship with the elderly recluse, Tom Oakley.  All is perfect until William is suddenly summoned by his mother back to London. "It ends as children's theatre should. Adults audibly snivelling and children breathlessly attentive".

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"!

Daisy Pulls It OffApr 16 2019 - Apr 20 2019

A RAODS Production

An hilarious parody of wholesome adventure stories about life in a 1920s girls' English boarding school.

Energetic Daisy Meredith, a girl from a poor background, has to overcome snobbish prejudice and pranks from the wealthier girls. She and her best friend, zany Trixie Martin, search for missing treasure that could save the exclusive Grangewood School for Young Ladies. Along the way, Daisy overcomes false accusations, saves the lives of her enemies and discovers that the mysterious stranger seen around the grounds is her long-lost father. "A perfectly ripping yarn".

Badness - Madness Tribute BandApr 25 2019

Three times winners of the National Tribute Awards, Badness have an energetic show and a frontman who never fails to whip the audience into shape!

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...

Fleetingwood MacMay 9 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.

Legally BlondeMay 11 2019 - May 18 2019
Sounds of the '60sMay 24 2019

Back at the Plaza by popular demand!

Experience THE Sixties tribute show that’s wowing audiences around the world, selling out venues from the Palladium to Blackpool Tower – with the spectacular sounds of THE ZOOTS!

THE ZOOTS are here to make your whole family bop to the ’60s beats that everybody loves – with legendary numbers by the best of the ’60s artists including The Beatles, The Searchers, The Stones, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, Elvis and dozens more of your favourite artists. Feel the groove that’s thrilled audiences of stage and screen, and brought the swinging sixties back to more than 30 countries!

Discover why national critics call THE ZOOTS “impressive”, “authentic”, & “impossible not to like”!

It’s more than a performance – it’s totally ZOOTtastic!

Bob Marley Tribute ShowMay 31 2019

Presenting The Marley Experience the  No. 1 Tribute to the late great King of Reggae Music The Legendary Bob Marley.

Performing live the hits, classics & world renowned singalongs like One Love, Three Little Birds, I shot the Sheriff, Is this Love?, No Woman No Cry, Kinky Reggae, Punky Reggae Party, & many many more.

How To Disappear Completely And Never Be FoundJun 11 2019 - Jun 15 2019

A RAODS Green Room Production

An award winning play about identity and the traces we leave on the world around us.

When Charlie, a young executive, reaches breaking point and decides to disappear, he pays a visit to a master of the craft in a seafront fortune teller’s in Southend. Haunted by visitations from a pathologist who swears he is already lying flat out on her slab, he begins a nightmarish journey to the edge of existence that sees him stripped of everything that made him who he was.

E Minor Pop Academy Summer ShowJun 16 2019
Coldplace: Coldplay Tribute ActJun 23 2019
Oye Santana: Tribute ActJun 27 2019

Introducing the No. 1 tribute act of 2018 and the best Sanatana tribute in the world - Oye Santana!

With Oye Santana, every track is a fiesta, every performance is a show!

What makes Oye Santana so good? First of all the music. There’s a treasury of more than four decades of Santana catalogue to draw on, and every number in our set is a gem in its own right. Then there’s the musicianship. 
But playing the right notes is only a start. There’s much more to being the Best Santana Tribute in the World. There’s the passion. Carlos Santana’s guitar playing is instantly recognizable not just because of his tone or his trademark licks, but because of the emotion he puts into every note he plays. We’ve got that covered. There’s the good-time feel. Every track is a fiesta – come and dance, come and party. We’ve got that covered too. And every Oye Santana performance is a show, a visual feast of lights and action that will have you singing along, smiling along and dancing along from the first chink of a tambourine to the explosive finale.

ELO Encounter: Tribute ActJun 29 2019

Roll over Beethoven, because the greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra is here! In an all live show featuring soaring strings, striking vocal harmonies and playing all the much loved songs from ELO's hit-filled library including Evil Woman, Telephone Line and Don’t Bring Me Down.

The ELO Encounter promises a night filled with rock, roll and Blue Skies that would make even Mozart mambo and Bach boogie! So Hold On Tight because Rock and Roll Is King in a show that is guaranteed to have you partying All Over The World.

Not only flawlessly recreating the wonderful music of ELO, it’s a spectacular live show from start to finish. Stunning lights and special effects create an atmosphere that will have you fully immersed in the whole experience. As the ELO Encounter reel off ELO classic hit after hit, it’s guaranteed to have the hairs on the back of your neck dancing in time to the music!

The Lady In The VanJul 16 2019 - Jul 20 2019

A RAODS Production

Charity begins at the bottom of the driveway...

Adapted by the author from his autobiographical memoir, The Lady in the Van tells the story of Miss Mary Shepherd, whom Alan Bennett first came across when she was living in the street near his home in Camden Town. Taking refuge with her van in his garden originally for three months, she ended up staying fifteen years. Funny, touching and unexpectedly spectacular, The Lady in the Van marked the return to the stage of one of our leading playwrights.

Belinda's Dance Academy ShowJul 26 2019

Belinda's Dance Academy summer show.

The Searchers and Hollies ExperienceJul 27 2019
The Wind In The WillowsAug 13 2019 - Aug 17 2019

A RAODS Outdoor Production at Island House

A new adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, a classic children’s novel notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie...

A spot of spring cleaning on a sunny English riverbank – so begins the adventures of four beloved friends. Follow  Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger on their journey through riverside picnics, wild woods, jailbreaks, car chases and cross-dressing amphibians to save Toad Hall from disaster and get little Mole home. All played out on the banks of the River Test in the delightful gardens of Island House.

Sounds Like The SeekersAug 23 2019

In 1963 Judith Durham, a shy young Australian jazz singer, joined Keith, Bruce and Athol to form The Seekers. Within a year they were one of the biggest selling bands in the world. Samantha recreates perfectly the persona of Judith Durham and the group will entrance you with all The Seekers biggest hits: Georgy Girl, A World Of Our Own, I'll Never Find Another You, The Carnival Is Over and many more. The Stage newspaper said of Samanthas voice: "Perfection".  "Effervescent", said The Southern Evening Echo. Come along and experience again the joyful sound of The Seekers - the carnival isn't over!

Wall of FloydAug 25 2019

The Wall of Floyd gives you a performance that provides the true essence of a Pink Floyd show from one of the greatest bands of all time.

With great musicians and a fabulous sound system, The Wall of Floyd delivers a great aural and visual experience with the quality you would expect from Pink Floyd themselves. 

See more info at www.thewalloffloyd.co.uk 

The Electric 80s Tribute Band ShowSep 5 2019

Get ready to step inside the DeLorean, switch on the flux capacitor and go back in time with The Electric 80s Show.

‚ÄčThe Electric 80s Show is the UK's ultimate LIVE tribute spectacular to the music of the 1980s performed to the highest possible standard by some of the UK'S top singers and musicians.
The stars of Electric 80s Show faithfully recreate the authentic sound of 40+ classic 80s songs by legendary artists including Michael Jackson, Madonna, The Human League, Kylie Minogue, Frankie goes to Hollywood, Bananarama, George Michael, Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Bryan Adams, Spandeau Ballet, Tiffany, Duran Duran, The Weathergirls, Erasure, Huey Lewis And The News, Simple Minds, The Proclaimers, Eurythmics, Belinda Carlisle, Queen, Cher, and many, many more!

So put on your ra ra skirt, pull up your leg warmers and get ready to rewind back to the 80s for the ultimate party night with some of the best music ever written!

Purple Zeppelin - the Ultimate Rock Tribute ShowSep 7 2019

Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to the two greatest Rock Bands of all time: Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin – together on the same bill! As featured in the BBC TV documentary ‘The Joy of the Guitar Riff’ and twice voted Best UK Tribute Act! 

In a ‘full on’ two and a half hour show, using the same stage costumes, guitars and equipment as the original bands, you’ll hear more than 30 classic songs. Basically: THE BEST BITS, ALL OF THE TIME. However, this is more than just a great band performing the ‘Greatest Hits’ – it’s a theatrical insight to these two giants of Rock, complete with special effects, onstage ‘artistic differences’ and even some audience participation!

With the accent firmly on entertainment, this is a show not to be missed, complete with Ritchie Blackmore’s on stage antics, Jimmy Page’s twin neck guitar and theremin and a very special violin bow solo. Purple Zeppelin are four talented and versatile musicians – with decades of playing between them comprising thousands of sessions and gigs, both in the UK and overseas.

Mary ShelleySep 24 2019 - Sep 28 2019

A RAODS Production

Daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft. Lover of Shelley. Author of Frankenstein..

Helen Edmundson's Mary Shelley is a play that explores the extraordinary life of the author of Frankenstein. It was first performed in a co-production between Shared Experience, Nottingham Playhouse and West Yorkshire Playhouse, at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, on 16 March 2012.

The play centres on a crucial episode in Mary's early life. Her parents, radical feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft and political philosopher William Godwin, are struggling under the weight of heavy debts. When young poet Percy Bysshe Shelley becomes a regular visitor to the house, his financial stability and dangerous charisma charms the family, especially Godwin’s three young daughters. But it is feisty young Mary who becomes the object of his affections. The play details their scandalous elopement when Mary was just sixteen and the impact it has upon her stepmother, her sisters and above all, her troubled father. Three years after this life-changing event, Mary would write one of the greatest novels in the English language, Frankenstein, which changed the literary landscape forever.

Afterglow - Genesis TributeOct 5 2019

Back again with their fantastic Genesis tribute show, it's Afterglow!

CabaretOct 22 2019 - Oct 26 2019

A RAODS Production

Life is a cabaret, old chum. Come to the Cabaret!

Cabaret is set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it focuses on the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, and revolves around young American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles. There's also a doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fräulein Schneider and her elderly suitor Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit vendor. Overseeing the action is the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub, which serves as a metaphor for ominous political developments in late Weimar Germany.The 1966 original Broadway production became a hit, inspiring numerous subsequent productions in London and New York, as well as the 1972 film starring Liza Minelli.

Everything Changes: Robbie Williams tributeOct 30 2019
Dead FunnyNov 19 2019 - Nov 23 2019

A RAODS Production

Nudity. Violence. Simulated sex. Frankie Howerd impersonations. Custard pie fights - Terry Johnson's bitingly funny comedy has it all. 

Richard and Eleanor's marriage is not going well. Not going at all in fact. Then Benny Hill, the hero of the Dead Funny Society (of which is Richard is currently chairman), dies, and the plans to celebrate his life with a tribute party bring all kinds of skeletons, real and metaphorical, clattering in and out of cupboards. Only the very dead could fail to see the funny side, but bring a tissue; it could also make you weep.

ShushDec 4 2019 - Dec 7 2019

A RAODS Greenroom Production

A funny and insightful glimpse into the power of female friendship. 

Five women with five different stories on a girls' night in to remember. It's Breda's birthday, but life's not been going according to plan of late and she's in no mood to celebrate. Her friends, however, have other ideas...

'A truly gorgeous paean to the power of female friendship... bittersweet, poignant, and side-splittingly funny'.

By Gum! It's Christmas!Dec 9 2019 - Dec 10 2019
Camelot the PantoJan 8 2020 - Jan 25 2020

A RAODS Production

A madcap twist on one of the English speaking world’s best loved legends.