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By Five Star Swing
Celebrating 100 years of Sinatra - Join Five Star Swing for an evening of the famous songs spanning Sinatra's career from the Tommy Drosey band to Hollywood plus Vegas "Rat Pack" to recordings with the Count Basie band... Swing 'n' Sinatra is a journey through the decades of this unforgettable genre, with the greatest singer of its time!
Five Star Swing's singers and multi-instrumentalists have appeared at the Leicester Square Theatre, TV's "Military Wives", BBC "Children In Need", Blackpool Tower Ballroom and TV's "Strictly Dance Fever" contestants...
"It all boils down to juggling timetables and a reliable maid who never forgets to change the photographs"
Bernard lives with his housekeeper in a palatial apartment, a stones throw from Orly Airport in Paris. Bernard thought he could easily keep his three air hostess girlfriends from finding out about each other, it is simply a question of timetabling and he had it down to a fine art. Bernard relishes the chance to show off his elegant scheme, especially when an old school friend turns up out of the blue. All goes to plan until a new turbo-charged Boeing aircraft is introduced and the timetable goes out of the window. We watch as the elegant scheme collapses into farce.
Enjoy the celebrated long-running farce from 1962, revived to great acclaim in 2007 in the West End and on Broadway.
GLASGOW '14 WILL PREMIERE AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL IN AUGUST - THIS IS A PREVIEW OF THE SHOW.
Inspired by the traumatic events that took place in Glasgow during Christmas 2014, this one man show explores the 'unseen' illness of male mental health through the eyes of four different male characters (all of them eye witnesses to the event), as they cope with the after effects.
All characters are played by the RAODS Chair Neil Gwynne, and they are:
Robbie - an English vicar who lives in Glasgow
Archie - a Glaswegian who works in the building trade
Beano - a homeless man, and ex-soldier
Val - a Polish immigrant, a plumber by trade he now runs a hot dog stall
Sat 28th Jul 2018 | 15:00 | £6.00
Sat 28th Jul 2018 | 18:00 | £6.00
An evening with Mark McGann (Perplexed Music)
By Mark McGann
Includes a screening of his multi-award winning short film Perplexed Music, starring his brother Paul McGann.
RAODS are delighted that our Honorary Patron - Mark McGann - has agreed to 'An evening with..' event at the Plaza.
Mark is one of the four well-known acting McGann brothers (along with Joe, Paul and Stephen). His long career in the industry has seen him playing a huge variety of parts in TV, film and theatre (where he earned two Olivier Award nominations). He is also an accomplished musician, director and coach. Read more about his career.
Last year, Mark directed and wrote a short film, Perplexed Music, starring his brother Paul. The film explores the temporary madness and isolation experienced by a middle-aged man as he battles to find the strength to continue on his life's journey after the death of his partner. Not on general release to the public yet, it has won an impressive number of awards at international film festivals, and they're still coming! Read a review of Perplexed Music.
This is a unique opportunity to see the film and to take part in a Q&A session where you can ask Mark about the film, his life, his career and any tips he may have for aspiring actors, directors or film-makers!
A fast-paced hilarious play set in the backgardens of feuding neighbours.
Michael and Rhonda's fancy dress house-warming party turns into a disaster when the garden shed is set alight, there is a distinct lack of guests, one marauding Zimmer frame and an irate husband on the prowl!
This production will also be presented at the Minack Theatre, Cornwall, from 3rd to 7th Sept, 2018.
She is a Spiritualist Medium, currently touring the UK with her very successful mediumship demonstrations. "As a Psychic Medium I aim to provide evidence of life after life by giving messages to people in the audience from their loved ones in spirit with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and all sorts of personal information."
"Hi Nikki I attended your evening last night and just wanted to say that you have an amazing talent"
"I have seen many mediums and psychics over the years and you are by far the best and most accurate the details you give are amazing"
"My god went to see Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt tonight my mum came through soooo happy she was spot on with everything.. Thank you Nikki amazing night"
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!
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)
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!
Performing all of the greatest Elvis hits from the early hip swivelling Rock 'n' Roll through to the timeless classics in Vegas, he makes 'Elvis Raised on Rock' a one of a kind show not to be missed. Craig's passion for music is inspired by the king himself - this tribute truly captures the essence and illusion of the Elvis Experience.
Whether you're a long-time Elvis fan, or simply new to the magic of Elvis, there's no doubt that you will instantly recognise the uncanny vocal resemblance. Craig is one of the few Elvis Tributes who has been endorsed by Elvis.co.uk.
A touring production of a brand new play, premiered at the Totton Drama Festival in March 2018.
Set in the battlefields of France during 1916. 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.
Full of trench humour, WHIZZBANGS is a wry look at life in the trenches through the eyes of two reluctant heroes. Stuck in a hole, surrounded by mud and death, how will our boys cope with the ever present danger of being shot or blown to smithereens? “Cheer up chum! The first seven years is the worst!”
(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
I’M STILL STANDING – THE ELTON JOHN STORY will have you singing and dancing all night long! Expect a fabulously entertaining and dynamic evening, watching this fantastic tribute to Sir Elton - shut your eyes and you'll think you're listening to the 'Queen of Pop' himself!
Come with us on a journey through Elton’s illustrious, unparalleled career with an amazing live band recreating the authentic sound of a live Elton concert, performing classics such as Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Your Song, Candle In The Wind, Pinball Wizard, Rocket Man, Crocodile Rock and I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues, to name just a few! The band are stunning to watch and play the tracks with great energy and all 100% live. Finished off with beautiful projections, replica costumes and a baby grand to boot, this is an electrifying evening of classic hits not to be missed - the best party in town!
E Minor Pop Academy will once again put their unique stamp on a range of current and classic pop songs all with live vocals and choreography. Expect to be thrilled by this group of young performers who will never cease to surprise you with their raw energy and unstoppable talent.
Sat 1st Dec 2018 | 15:00 | £11.00
Sat 1st Dec 2018 | 19:00 | £11.00
By Philip Ridley
A RAODS Production
Davey has seen something he can never forget. Anita has been forced to flee her home. Tonight, they meet for the first time... and their lives will change forever.
Philip Ridley's modern classic was a huge success when it premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in 2001, and a West End smash in 2007. Thrilling, heartbreaking and darkly humorous by turns, it is now seen as one of the most powerful explorations of hate crime - and society's need to crush 'difference' - ever written.
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).
Thu 10th - Fri 11th Jan 2019 | 19:30 | £13.00
Sat 12th - Sun 13th Jan 2019 | 14:00 | £13.00
Sat 12th Jan 2019 | 18:00 | £13.00
Fri 18th Jan 2019 | 19:30 | £13.00
Sat 19th - Sun 20th Jan 2019 | 14:00 | £13.00
Sat 19th Jan 2019 | 18:00 | £13.00
Fri 25th Jan 2019 | 19:30 | £13.00
Sat 26th Jan 2019 | 14:00 | £13.00
Sat 26th Jan 2019 | 18:00 | £13.00
An Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Tony Stockwell
By Tony Stockwell
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.
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!
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.
"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.
Sat 23rd Feb 2019 | 19:30 | £TBA
Mark Ponsford: One Man, One Tuesday!
By Mark Ponsford
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"!
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.
Thu 4th Apr 2019 | 19:30 | £TBA
Bye Bye Baby: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
By Bye Bye Baby
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...
Fri 5th Apr 2019 | 19:30 | £20.00
10% discount for groups of 8 or more.
Charity Concert for Naomi House
By Sam's Music Co
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.