Plaza Theatre Upcoming Shows List - generated on Dec 4 2022

Rules for LivingDec 6 2022 - Dec 10 2022

A RAODS Production

A dark comedy about family dysfunction and societal norms by Sam Holcroft. 

Everyone creates their own coping strategies or rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers in the kitchen for a traditional Christmas and they each follow those rules, rigidly?

As long-held mechanisms for survival are laid bare, even Mum, who's been preparing this lunch since last January, becomes embroiled. Time-honoured rivalries and resentments will out. Accusations fly, relationships deconstruct, the rules take over.

In Sam Holcroft's theatrically playful, dark comedy the instructions are there for all to see, audience included - so there's really no place to hide.

An amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books

MSB Xmas ShowDec 12 2022 - Dec 13 2022

Kick-start that festive spirit!
The hottest Christmas ticket in town for the people of Romsey has for several years been the annual Plaza concert from the fabulously talented, multi-award winning Michelmersh Silver Band. Billed as ‘100% Christmas’, the concerts have earned a reputation for being evenings packed with high-quality Christmas music, lots of festive fun and a chance to sing some favourite carols. Book early to avoid disappointment!

CinderellaJan 13 2023 - Jan 29 2023

Join us for the most magical rags-to-riches fairy tale of them all!

A RAODS Production

This is a truly hilarious traditional family panto, suitable for everybody from the age of 4 to 124! Will Cinderella meet her prince? Will her naughty stepsisters learn their lesson? To find out pop on your sparkling glass slippers, jump into your coach, and dash along to the Plaza Theatre. There you can help save the day by shouting out, singing along, and even having a dance if you want!

£49 Family ticket
10% discount on groups of 10+

WARNING: LOUD BANGS AND SOUND EFFECTS. SUITABLE FOR AGES 3 AND OVER

Cinderella - RELAXED PERFORMANCEJan 22 2023

Join us for the most magical rags-to-riches fairy tale of them all!

A RAODS Production

This is a truly hilarious traditional family panto, suitable for everybody from the age of 4 to 124! Will Cinderella meet her prince? Will her naughty stepsisters learn their lesson? To find out pop on your sparkling glass slippers, jump into your coach, and dash along to the Plaza Theatre. There you can help save the day by shouting out, singing along, and even having a dance if you want!

Relaxed performance: house lights will be on, there will be no loud bangs or music.
Makaton friendly.

£49 Family ticket
10% discount on groups of 10+

The Seekers TributeFeb 3 2023

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 and many, many more.

The Stage newspaper said of Samantha's voice: "Perfection."

"Effervescent." said The Southern Evening Echo.

Come along and experience again the joyful sound of The Seekers... the carnival isn't over!

Tom Jones: The TributeFeb 4 2023

A superb tribute to Sir Tom himself starring  Dean Jones with his live backing band The Unusuals in a new theatre production.

The look, the voice, the mannerisms: this is Sir Tom!

Dean Jones is one of the world’s best Tom Jones tribute artistes known for his epic performances. He creates unforgettable shows that enthral all Tom Jones fans. His voice is sensational, his stage presence impeccable. He has the advantage of coming from the same South Wales valley as Sir Tom Jones.

Dean is very similar in appearance and has the baritone distinctive singing tone of the iconic legend. The most discerning audience are sure to be enraptured with this talented tribute to Sir Tom.

View  the video: https://youtu.be/chPsiI3oTGI

Family VoicesFeb 14 2023 - Feb 18 2023

A RAODS Green Room Production

Not all families are Mum, Dad and 2.4 children...
What is a 'family'? Four short stories, from four different writers and directed by four different directors - illuminate four very different answers to that question. These are families that are many miles removed from anyone's idea of 'ideal'. 
An evening of strong writing and strong performances, which will stay with you.
Age 16+
Romsey Comedy Club - FebruaryFeb 24 2023

Chuckl. in association with The Plaza Theatre presents 

Romsey Comedy Club

When it comes to stand up comedy Chuckl. is synonymous with great nights out up and down the U.K. Join us as we bring you some of the biggest names in comedy, hand picked artists you’re sure to love and stars of tomorrow you’re yet to discover.  

Sit back, enjoy the show and get ready to laugh like your socks off! This is stand up at its best!

Make sure you book your tickets early to avoid missing out.

ELO Tribute ShowFeb 25 2023

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 merely a flawless recreation of the incredible music of ELO, this is a spectacular live show from start to finish. Stunning lights and special effects create an atmosphere that will have you fully immersed in the experience. This high-energy show is guaranteed to have the hairs on the back of your neck dancing to a host of classic hits from the song-writing genius, Jeff Lynne including Mr. Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing, Sweet Talkin’ Woman, Turn to Stone, Confusion, Wild West Hero, Last Train To London, Shine A Little Love, Xanadu and many more!

Revel in ELO’s unique symphonic rock style and hear some of the most unforgettable classic rock and pop songs of our generation.

Showreel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVteYh-1Oes

Calendar GirlsMar 14 2023 - Mar 18 2023

A RAODS Production

When Annie's husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.

Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest-selling play in British theatre history.

This amateur production of “Calendar Girls” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

The George Michael Story TourMar 24 2023

POSTPONED FROM APRIL 2022

Welcome to The George Michael Story Tour featuring a full live band with video screens supporting the show, including footage of George and interviews with the man himself. Expect to be taken on a musical journey of George Michael’s biggest hits in this celebration of his life and generosity, as seen on BBC & ITV.

This touring show performs George Michael’s hits in chronological order. The George Michael Story tells in detail, the career of George and his 100 million record selling history. The show starts with George in the Wham! days and then into the Grammy Award winning ‘Faith’ album, through to George’s more mature hits, touching on some of his heartfelt songs.

A fun and emotional night culminating in a finale that is guaranteed to surprise & have the audience singing along!! 

Supporting Lovelies.Help – Charity In Memory of George Michael with a percentage of ticket sale & merchandise profits donated to George Michael’s Charities! 

History of SoulMar 25 2023

The History of Soul is a celebration of Soul music through the decades. A night transporting you through the greatest eras of Soul. Featuring such artists as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and The Temptations and many more.
 
Rediscover the songs that shaped the music industry as we know it, with these Motown and Stax hits never sounding better. 
 
A must see for any fan of Soul! Experience this iconic music brought back to life by an exceptional nine piece band consisting of some of the finest musicians and performers from around the world.

Platinum Dance School ShowcaseMar 26 2023

Platinum dance and acrobatics school are looking forward to showcasing all the hard work they have been doing. With students from the Hampshire and Dorset branches coming together to show a variety of acrobatics, ballet, street, commercial, contemporary and so much more.

Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri - The Long Ride HomeMar 31 2023

For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and warm sense of intimacy for the audience.

Currently working on their brand-new studio album The Long Ride Home. This promises to be another collection of haunting, emotional and stunning songs that will please their army of friends and fans. 

2019 marked Kiki’s 55th year in the music industry and has cemented her status as one of the UK’s finest and most revered vocalists. The duo’s latest critically acclaimed album A Place Where I Can Go  features 11 tracks including the haunting duet Horses with Scottish singer Eddi Reader.

Join Kiki and Carmelo for an acoustic journey of stories and song which include unique covers of songs by artists such as Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra and of course Kiki’s own hits Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, I Got The Music In Me, Loving & Free and the stunning Amoureuse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0qW9P-uYfM

Crazy Little Thing Called QueenApr 1 2023

An outstanding, exciting and dynamic tribute to one of the world’s greatest and most iconic rock bands.

Yvan Silva’s incredible vocal power and showmanship, along with some of the finest dedicated Queen tribute musicians, deliver an unforgettable show, guaranteed to get you rocking out to Queen’s greatest hits.

This electrifying show includes, to name a few, Radio GaGa, I Want It All, Don’t Stop Me Now, One Vision, A Kind Of Magic, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You, I Want To Break Free, Somebody To Love and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Crazy Little Thing Called Queen is a fully costumed, live extravaganze, bringing you a respectful homage to the incredible force that was, and still is… Freddie Mercury and Queen.

10% discount for groups of 8+

Our HouseApr 18 2023 - Apr 22 2023

A RAODS Production

Based in 1980s Camden Town, Our House tells the story of London lad Joe Casey, who, on the night of his sixteenth birthday, takes Sarah, the girl of his dreams, out on their first date. In an effort to impress her with bravado, he breaks into a building site overlooking his home on Casey Street, which is owned by Mister Pressman, a high-end property developer. The police turn up, at which point Joe’s life splits into two: the Good Joe, who stays to help, and Bad Joe, who flees.

Featuring a collection of Madness hits including House of Fun, Baggy Trousers, Driving in my Car, It Must Be Love and of course Our House, the show is a huge hit for anyone looking for a very British musical.

An amateur production by arrangement with MTI Europe.

Romsey Comedy Club - AprilApr 28 2023

Chuckl. in association with The Plaza Theatre presents 

Romsey Comedy Club

When it comes to stand up comedy Chuckl. is synonymous with great nights out up and down the U.K. Join us as we bring you some of the biggest names in comedy, hand picked artists you’re sure to love and stars of tomorrow you’re yet to discover.  

Sit back, enjoy the show and get ready to laugh like your socks off! This is stand up at its best!

Make sure you book your tickets early to avoid missing out.

70s Party NightApr 29 2023

Three times National Music Award winners, Soul Kinda Wonderful, featuring Richie Sampson, present a night of Soul and Motown classics, celebrating the songs of The Drifters, The Temptations, The Four Tops and More.

Heard It Through The Grapevine, Love Train, My Girl, Dancing On The Ceiling, Reach Out I'll Be There, I Can't Help Myself, Going Loco Down In Acapulco, Love Really Hurts Without You, and many more!

Hi-de-Hi!May 9 2023 - May 13 2023

A RAODS Production

Adapted from the original TV series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft

A stage adaptation of the hugely popular British TV series, which revisits the 1950's and Maplins Holiday Camp with its host of colourful characters.

It's the start of a new season and founder Joe Maplin announces that he is setting up a camp in the Bahamas and needs female yellowcoats (entertainers) to go and work there. The annual "Miss Yellowcoat" competition will decide who. Imagine the rivalry! Camp cleaner Peggy, meanwhile, is thrilled at the prospect of a vacancy for a new yellowcoat and convinces Entertainments Manager Jeffrey that she is the ideal candidate for the job. Ted is forced to employ numerous money-making schemes when his ex wife turns up at the camp with a bailiff in tow and Yvonne and Barry Stuart-Hargreaves send the rumour mill into its usual overdrive when Gladys is overheard escorting Jeffrey into his chalet late one evening. Hi-de-hi, campers!

This amateur production of “Hi-de-Hi!” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

Youth Drama FestivalJul 3 2023 - Jul 17 2023

A RAODS Youth Production

A festival of Youth Drama being held to coincide with the Romsey Festival.

Watch this space for more details.

Swallows and AmazonsAug 2 2023 - Aug 5 2023

A RAODS Outdoor Production at Linden House

Arthur Ransome's famous and much-loved children's classic is brought thrillingly to life in Helen Edmundson's wonderfully theatrical adaptation, with 'delightfully catchy and often witty' (Telegraph) songs by Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy.

When John, Susan, Titty and Roger are granted their wish to set sail on their beloved boat Swallow, they know it will be the summer holiday of a lifetime. But their adventure truly begins when they encounter Nancy and Peggy, the self-proclaimed Amazon Pirates, and the dastardly Captain Flint.

This adaptation was first performed at the Bristol Old Vic in 2010. It had its West End premiere in 2011.

An amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

A Bunch of AmateursSep 26 2023 - Sep 30 2023

A RAODS Production

Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers. Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner Lear!

An amateur production by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

The Elton John Show - A Tribute to the Rocket ManOct 6 2023

“Music has healing power; it has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” Elton John

With over 300 million records sold, Sir Elton John is the most successful singer-songwriter of his generation.

The Elton John Show is the UK’s newest and most exciting Elton John tribute show to hit the stage. This production captures the very essence of the mega star’s flamboyance and complete talent with a performance that celebrates “Young Elton” at his energetic best. The evening wouldn’t be the same without the gimmicks... Expect the lavish costumes and acrobatic piano hopping but more important expect a LIVE concert from a first class musician. Our Elton is a gifted piano player and entertainer giving a spirited and electric performance of a never ending back catalogue of incredible songs! From Rocket Man to Tiny Dancer, the energy of The Elton John Show is not to be missed.

https://youtu.be/UMBQOFvjI0w

Carpenters TributeOct 7 2023

Wyrley Music and Promotions, in conjunction with Rob Norman Music brings you This Carpenters Masquerade.

Taking you through an enthralling story featuring the music of the Carpenters. Come with us through various points of Karen’s life, from the origins of the Dick Carpenter trio through to Karen’s premature passing. Witness the highs and lows of this incredible music, performed by an ensemble of some of the top professional musicians and vocalists, hand-picked to truly do justice to this amazing catalogue of songs. So, sit back, relax and celebrate with us the legacy that is The Carpenters.

Little WomenOct 17 2023 - Oct 21 2023

A RAODS Production

Little Women tells the story of the four spirited March sisters growing up in genteel poverty against the backdrop of the American Civil war that looms in the background.

Romsey Comedy Club - OctoberOct 27 2023

Chuckl. in association with The Plaza Theatre presents 

Romsey Comedy Club

When it comes to stand up comedy Chuckl. is synonymous with great nights out up and down the U.K. Join us as we bring you some of the biggest names in comedy, hand picked artists you’re sure to love and stars of tomorrow you’re yet to discover.  

Sit back, enjoy the show and get ready to laugh like your socks off! This is stand up at its best!

Make sure you book your tickets early to avoid missing out.

Dire Straits: ON AnoTHEr NightOct 28 2023

1991 brought us the final Dire Straits album - On Every Street - and was commemorated with an enormous 2 year world tour that was one of their most successful to date.

On Every Street brought some classic Dire Straits songs such as Calling Elvis, The Bug and On Every Street and the expanded lineup created yet another ‘sound’ that is still instantly recognisable as “Dire Straits”.

DS:UK have become THE Dire Straits tribute act that the fans deserve. The ON anoTHEr NIGHT show is DS:UK’s third tour, representing the final era of the band’s career, and brings a genuine and unique experience that will bring fans the tracks they love from On Every Street, alongside the classic Dire Straits songs you love to hear. The game commences - this will be DS:UK’s most packed and exciting set yet… don’t accept anything less.

The Addams FamilyNov 14 2023 - Nov 18 2023

A RAODS Production

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows. She's fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. With his cherished Morticia in the dark will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences?

Join them, plus Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship… with a twist!

Featuring a live orchestra and extraordinary original score THE ADDAMS FAMILY is sure to entertain whether you are 12 or 312!

An amateur production by arrangement with TRW.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)Dec 5 2023 - Dec 9 2023

A RAODS Production

"Shakespeare as written by Reader’s Digest, acted by Monty Python, and performed at the speed of the Minute Waltz."

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) was first taken to Edinburgh in the 1980s by the founders of The Reduced Shakespeare Company: Jess Winfield, Daniel Singer and Adam Long. This hilarious play covers all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays in 97 minutes.  It became one of the longest running comedies in West End history.

An amateur production by arrangement with Josef Weinberger.