Oklahoma!
May
13
to May 25

Oklahoma!

“Oklahoma!” by Rodgers & Hammerstein

Monday 13th - Saturday 25th MAY 2019 7.30pm Nightly (No performance Sunday 19th)

Tickets £12.50, TheatreCards £11, Under 18s £6.00

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Producer/Director – Jamie Harris

Musical Director – Keith Weston

Choreographer – Nicky Wright

Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and having established the rules of musical theatre that are still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colourful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. Featuring such classics as “Oh What A Beautiful Morning” “I Cain’t Say No” “The Farmer And The Cowman” and the title song, this epic Musical is one not to miss!

OKLAHOMA! is presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe: www.rnh.com

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Escape Room
May
26
9:45 AM09:45

Escape Room

Escape Room

Sunday 26th May

Session Times 9.45am, 11.00am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.45pm, 4.00pm

£40 per session. 2-6 people included in that price

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Panto Themed Escape Room Experience

A disgruntled Panto Dame, a Theatre...and a bomb.

You and your team are the first police officers on the scene. A bomb, discovered in the Theatre, is timed to go off in one hour and the bomb disposal squad are two hours away! So, it’s up to you and your team to locate the bomb and diffuse it…if you can. The future of the Louth Riverhead Theatre lies in your hands!

A fast, fun and interactive entertainment for 1 hour involving clues, puzzles, and challenges. Oh and of course a ticking time bomb…did we mention that?

Suitable for Age 14-94. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Teams of 2-6 people per session.

Limited availability!

Book Now on 01507 600350



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Picture Mystery Trail
May
27
10:00 AM10:00

Picture Mystery Trail

Picture Mystery Trail, part of the Wolds Walking Festival


27 May 2019, Bank Holiday Monday


Self guided, any time between 10am and 2pm

You don’t have to book, just turn up.

Follow the picture clues and solve the puzzle.


Starts and finishes at the Riverhead Theatre


Café open for pre and post walk snack and drinks


£2 per participant

All welcome and dogs welcome too!

Fundraising Event for Friends of Louth Playgoers.

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May
28
to May 29

Circus Craft Workshop

Circus Craft Workshop in association with Sophie Watkinson from do-Dance

Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th May 2019

Fees £30

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If you love the movie ‘The Greatest Showman’, and enjoy all things crafty then you will love this Circus Workshop during May Half Term. Two fun filled days to play games, dance, and learn fun circus skills.


To book a place call Box Office on 01507 600350, open 10am - 1pm Monday to Saturday.



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Mad about the Musicals
May
30
7:30 PM19:30

Mad about the Musicals

Mad about the Musicals

Thursday 30th May 2019 7.30pm

Tickets £20 TheatreCards £18.50

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Taking you on a whistle-stop tour from the heart of London’s theatreland to the glitz of Broadway, the critically acclaimed Mad About The Musicals is back - celebrating the very best songs from the shows we all know and love! With a host of your favourite numbers from the pen of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Boublil & Schonberg, the talented cast of Mad About The Musicals evoke the true spirit of the stage, with brilliant vocals, stunning costumes and a spectacular light show, to bring you the very best show in town!

From the bittersweet For Forever to the powerful One Day More and the rousing This Is Me! Sit back and enjoy two hours of unforgettable London and New York favourites, brought to you by a talented cast - a slice of pure entertainment!

“Outstanding!” (The Stage)

“The best show of its kind” (Encore Magazine).




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Steve Walker's Big Swing Band featuring Sax Legend, Snake Davis
Jun
7
to Jun 8

Steve Walker's Big Swing Band featuring Sax Legend, Snake Davis

Steve Walker’s Big Swing Band featuring Sax Legend Snake Davis

Friday 7th and Saturday 8th June 7.30pm

Tickets £15 TheatreCards £13.50

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The Riverhead Theatre warmly welcomes back the ever-popular trumpet star Steve Walker and his sensational Big Swing Band performing tracks from their new album On The Record.

Joining the band, as their special guest, is saxophone star Snake Davis.  Snake has played with the biggest names in music including James Brown, Paul McCartney and Tina Turner,  although he is probably best known for his iconic solo on Take That's hit record A Million Love Songs.

The evening will feature hits from the libraries of all the great bands including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson and of course Glenn Miller, plus a selection of Snake’s amazing solos.

So come along for a really exciting night of music as the sizzling trumpet meets the cool sax.




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Grease presented by Blaze Youth Theatre
Jun
12
to Jun 15

Grease presented by Blaze Youth Theatre

Grease presented by Blaze Youth Music Theatre

Wednesday 12th - Saturday 15th June 7.30pm

Tickets £10.00

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Blaze’s annual visit is quickly establishing itself as one of the must-see events of our calendar, and this year they are a month earlier than usual. Tickets always sell out quickly so make sure to book yours without delay!

This year we are heading back to Rydell High School as Blaze present Grease.

Since its electric Broadway and West End debut in the early 1970’s, Grease has remained one of the world’s most popular and enduring musicals. Funny, frank and featuring the hit songs “Greased Lightnin’,” “You’re The One That I Want,” and “Summer Nights”, Grease follows the journey of Danny and Sandy, alongside the Burger Palace Boys and the Pink Ladies, as they navigate high school to the unforgettable rock n’ roll soundtrack that defined generations.

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Death and the Maiden
Jun
19
7:30 PM19:30

Death and the Maiden

Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman

Directed by Adam Morley

Produced by Claire Bibby

Wednesday 19th June 7.30pm

Tickets £12.50, TheatreCards £11.00 , Students £5.00

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The award winning London smash hit play and subsequent feature film DEATH AND THE MAIDEN is revived in this exclusive tour by Baroque Theatre Company. Gripping high drama, with great intensity, this is a unique and first-rate thriller.

Set in an unnamed country that is emerging from a totalitarian dictatorship, the play explores the after effects of repression on hearts and souls in vivid and compelling style. Paulina Escobar's husband Gerardo is to head an investigation into past human rights abuses. Paulina is convinced that the powerful and charismatic Dr. Miranda supervised her abuse as a political prisoner.

Conflict ensues as their lives cross paths and Paulina, gun in hand, captures the Doctor and puts him on trial, Escobar doesn't know whether to believe his distraught wife or his persuasive new friend. This is an enthralling, intellectual and emotional tug of war with the human psyche laid bare.

Age Guidance 16+ (contains mature themes, graphic/offensive language)   





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Daniel Kemish
Jun
26
7:30 PM19:30

Daniel Kemish

Daniel Kemish

Wednesday 26th June 7.30pm

Tickets £9.50 TheatreCards £8.00

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Daniel Kemish is a British Born Country/Folk Singer. His songs and stage presence is head-turning, commanding the attention of his audience, a voice that flows effortlessly from country smooth to husky rock, and melodic tunes you'll be humming for days.

Daniel is a touring artist at heart and lives life on the road, having released 2EP’s, two albums and has a lot of stories to tell.

He released “Fools & Money” his debut full length album in 2016 which was recorded at Ocean Way Studios, Nashville USA.

He then started his touring career off and since he has performed over 300 shows and driven over 150,000km.

For Daniel’s Second album “Under The Same Sky” he craved complete solitude in composing and writing. On the 24th January 2017 Daniel spent one month alone in a mountain hut in Austria, having no electricity/running water or phones, and only a wood stove for heating/cooking and melting snow. This allowed him to get back to real basics of song writing and create an album that was more personal to himself. The results are impressive and Daniel evolved with a new sound and style that truly shows he has matured as both a songwriter and performer.

Don’t miss this chance to see Daniel up close and personal in an intimate show that will truly capture the passion he has for performing music.

Singer/songwriter/musician/producer, Daniel Kemish delivers passionate, soulful, gritty and genuine Americana music.







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The Mikado presented by New London Opera Group
Jun
27
to Jun 29

The Mikado presented by New London Opera Group

The Mikado presented by New London Opera Group

Thursday 27th - Saturday 29th June 7.30pm

Tickets £15.50 TheatreCards £14.00

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The Mikado is coming to Titipu - and he's angry. He wants to know if his strict execution orders have been carried out, or if the citizens have been avoiding the bloodthirsty business. The town risks calamity if he finds out they haven't executed anyone in the past year, so a victim must be found - chop chop! Meanwhile, travelling minstrel Nanki-Poo has fallen in love with Yum-Yum. But so has Titipu's executioner Ko-Ko - who is suddenly feeling a little axe-happy.


The New London Opera Group is thrilled to return to Louth with their first new production of The Mikado - one of Gilbert & Sullivan's best-loved operas - since the company's first tour to the Riverhead Theatre in 2004.







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Jul
4
to Jul 6

Welcome to our School Play by Emily Clegg

Welcome to our School Play

Thursday 4th - Saturday 6th July 7.30pm

Tickets £5.50

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Co-Produced by Hambledon Productions and Louth Playgoers Society

Directed by John Hewer




It’s a new year at Oak Academy and Headteacher Mrs. Wilson is determined to get the school back on track. What better way than with an all-singing, all-dancing Christmas Extravaganza?!

But, as the old saying goes, you should never work with children or animals, and with Harmony’s off-key singing; Billy’s stage-fright; and Damien living up to his namesake, the show looks set to be a disaster.

Will a Christmas miracle save the show at the last possible moment? Probably not.

Will the parents love it anyway? Of course they will!

Will the teachers still be sober when the curtain falls? Don’t hold your breath…



Emily’s script won the audience vote at Scratch Night 2018.




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do-Dance Summer Showcase 2019
Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

do-Dance Summer Showcase 2019

do-Dance Summer Showcase 2019

Monday 8th July 2019 7.00pm

Tickets £5.50 Adults,  £3.50 Under 16's

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Celebrating 5 years of do-dance, come and join us as the do-dancers share their story. Taking to the stage is a mix of abilities and ages ranging from 4 to 80+, showcasing a variety of styles, including performances by the Creative Youth Dance Programme, Energise , Line Dancers, Beats and more.




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West End versus Broadway
Jul
13
2:30 PM14:30

West End versus Broadway

West End versus Broadway

Saturday 13th July 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Tickets £11.50 TheatreCards £10.00 and £7.50 for Under 18s

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From the team that brought you Musical Memories and Once Upon A Time, and now in its 5th consecutive year, Louth Playgoers Summer Concert returns once again, this time with WEST END VERSUS BROADWAY. Join us as we challenge the notion of who does musicals best! Is there a winner? Who was best at which time? We will find out together. With over 30 songs from both sides of the Atlantic taking in all your favourite shows of the last 80 years, you are guaranteed to have a truly fabulous evening of musical entertainment.

These concerts always sell out quickly so book early to avoid disappointment.




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Jazz Hands presented by Studio 2000
Jul
18
to Jul 20

Jazz Hands presented by Studio 2000

Jazz Hands presented by Studio 2000

Thursday 18th and Friday 19th  July 7pm

Saturday 20th July 1pm and 6.30pm

Tickets £8.00 Adults, £6.00  Under 16s

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Louth’s Studio 2000 School of Dance, now in its 28th year,  can proudly boast over two hundred students and has an age range from 2 year olds to adults, dancing to both pop and musical numbers.

Performing dance styles including Modern, Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Street and now Acro, the annual dance show from Studio 2000 is one of the most popular events of the year.




Tickets go on sale Monday 8th April at 10am at the Box Office, and 12noon online

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Escape Room
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Escape Room

Escape Room

Sunday 21st July

Session Times 11.00am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.45pm, 4.00pm

£40 per session. 2-6 people included in that price

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Panto Themed Escape Room Experience


A disgruntled Panto Dame, a Theatre...and a bomb.

You and your team are the first police officers on the scene. A bomb, discovered in the Theatre, is timed to go off in one hour and the bomb disposal squad are two hours away! So, it’s up to you and your team to locate the bomb and diffuse it…if you can. The future of the Louth Riverhead Theatre lies in your hands!


A fast, fun and interactive entertainment for 1 hour involving clues, puzzles, and challenges. Oh and of course a ticking time bomb…did we mention that?


Suitable for Age 14-94. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Teams of 2-6 people per session.

Limited availability!

Book Now on 01507 600350



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Summer Sunset Party
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Sunset Party

Summer Sunset Party

Saturday 27th July 7pm-11pm

Tickets £15.00

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Something completely different for the Riverhead Theatre. Do you like to party but not necessarily in the pubs and clubs in town?

Come and join us on our Terrace to watch the sun go down and enjoy an Ibiza style evening of Summer partying. Our bar is open serving the usual drinks* and cocktails*, there’s street food* on the Terrace as well as a face and body painter* and not forgetting our Black Box dance area complete with light displays and DJ set to keep the tunes pumping and the dancefloor buzzing.


*Extra charges not included in entry price

Strictly Over 18s Only. ID will be required, No ID No Entry. Advanced Tickets only. Tickets will not be sold on the door.

Tickets go on sale soon


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Senior Summer Workshop
Jul
28
to Aug 10

Senior Summer Workshop

Louth Playgoers Summer Workshop 2019

Sunday 28th July  - Saturday 10th August

Fees £80 or (Earlybird Offer £70 if paid by 30th March)


Fancy working with a professional team and taking over the Riverhead Theatre for two weeks staging a hit musical? Louth Playgoers Society offer this brilliant opportunity every year to those aged 16-24, giving all participants a chance to shine through a full-scale production incorporating music, dance and acting, as well as backstage responsibilities. The team, as well as showcasing their performance abilities, will gain confidence, learn stagecraft and also experience the importance of working together as a creative team. The envy of those aged under 16 and over 24, the Summer Workshop (this year, the new musical comedy ‘The Addams Family’) is subject to availability, reasonably priced at £80 (or the Earlybird offer of £70  if deposit is paid by 30th March). The workshop runs from 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday both weeks with an introductory day on Sunday 28th July, and 3 nights of the Final show performed on Thursday 8th, Friday 9th and Saturday 10th August.


Call 01507 600350 to book a place

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Escape Room
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

Escape Room

Escape Room

Sunday 4th August,

Session Times 9.45am, 11.00am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.45pm, 4.00pm

£40 per session. 2-6 people included in that price

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Panto Themed Escape Room Experience

A disgruntled Panto Dame, a Theatre...and a bomb.

You and your team are the first police officers on the scene. A bomb, discovered in the Theatre, is timed to go off in one hour and the bomb disposal squad are two hours away! So, it’s up to you and your team to locate the bomb and diffuse it…if you can. The future of the Louth Riverhead Theatre lies in your hands!


A fast, fun and interactive entertainment for 1 hour involving clues, puzzles, and challenges. Oh and of course a ticking time bomb…did we mention that?


Suitable for Age 14-94. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Teams of 2-6 people per session.

Limited availability!

Book Now on 01507 600350



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The Addams Family
Aug
8
to Aug 10

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

Thursday 8th - Saturday 10th August

Tickets £11.00 TheatreCards £9.50, Under 18s £6.00

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A New Musical Comedy



THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. Join Lurch, Uncle Fester, Grandma and all the extended Addams family in this nutty, musical comedy. You may simply die – laughing!

Directed by JOHN HEWER Musical Director CHRISTOPHER PETERS Choreography by BECCI MILES

Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA

Based on Characters Created by CHARLES ADDAMS



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Junior Summer Workshops
Aug
12
to Aug 23

Junior Summer Workshops

Junior Summer Workshops


For Age 7-10 years Monday 12th - Friday 16th August 10am-3pm

For Age 11-15 years Monday 19th - Friday 23rd August 10am - 3pm



Jacqueline Wilson from Blaze Youth Music Theatre returns to run our fun workshops during the summer holiday.

This year, Week 1 for 7-10 year olds will be based on the story of The Little Mermaid

Week 2 for 11 - 15 years olds will be based on the story of Matilda

The students are in from 10am - 3pm Monday to Friday and work towards a showcase to parents on the Friday afternoon.


Call 01507 600350 to book a place

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Escape Room
Aug
18
9:45 AM09:45

Escape Room

Escape Room

Sunday 18th August,

Session Times 9.45am, 11.00am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.45pm, 4.00pm

£40 per session. 2-6 people included in that price

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Panto Themed Escape Room Experience


A disrguntled Panto Dame, a Theatre...and a bomb.

You and your team are the first police officers on the scene. A bomb, discovered in the Theatre, is timed to go off in one hour and the bomb disposal squad are two hours away! So, it’s up to you and your team to locate the bomb and diffuse it…if you can. The future of the Louth Riverhead Theatre lies in your hands!

A fast, fun and interactive entertainment for 1 hour involving clues, puzzles, and challenges. Oh and of course a ticking time bomb…did we mention that?

Suitable for Age 14-94. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Teams of 2-6 people per session.

Limited availability!

Book Now on 01507 600350



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Escape Room
Aug
25
9:45 AM09:45

Escape Room

Escape Room

Sunday 25th August

Session Times 9.45am, 11.00am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.45pm, 4.00pm

£40 per session. 2-6 people included in that price

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Panto Themed Escape Room Experience

A disgruntled Panto Dame, a Theatre...and a bomb.

You and your team are the first police officers on the scene. A bomb, discovered in the Theatre, is timed to go off in one hour and the bomb disposal squad are two hours away! So, it’s up to you and your team to locate the bomb and diffuse it…if you can. The future of the Louth Riverhead Theatre lies in your hands!


A fast, fun and interactive entertainment for 1 hour involving clues, puzzles, and challenges. Oh and of course a ticking time bomb…did we mention that?


Suitable for Age 14-94. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Teams of 2-6 people per session.

Limited availability!

Book Now on 01507 600350



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Quiz Night
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Quiz Night

Quiz Night

Saturday 31st August 7.00pm

£2 per person, teams of up to 6 player

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Quiz night with sounds round, timeline teaser, picture round and play your cards right game, and maybe a game of Head and Tails too!

A Friends of Louth Playgoers Event

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Three Men in a Boat presented by Kick In The Head
Sep
4
7:30 PM19:30

Three Men in a Boat presented by Kick In The Head

Three Men in a Boat

Wednesday 4th September 7.30pm

Tickets £11.00 TheatreCards £9.50

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Produced by Kick In The Head

Written by Jerome K. Jerome

Adapted for the stage by Simon Downing & Giles Shenton

Directed by Simon Downing



After the huge success of Old Herbaceous, Kick In The Head productions are back with a rip roaring barrel of fun, Three Men in a Boat, with Giles Shenton (Old Herbaceous himself!) playing the part of Jerome K Jerome.


Join Jerome as he recounts the hilarious story of his boating holiday along the magnificent River Thames with his two companions and Montmorency the dog. Come and join in the fun as Giles Shenton expertly takes the helm and pilots you through the ridiculous tale of men behaving badly while messing about in boats!





“There are a few seriously funny books that remain great for all time. Three Men in a Boat is

one of these” The Guardian

“Timeless appeal” The Independent

“Pitch-perfect comedy about, well, three men in a boat” The Telegraph

Giles Shenton “creates an instant rapport with the audience, drawing us into his world and

making the characters in it so real we feel you have known them forever.” Fringe Review




Check out the trailer:

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Sarah Munro Angel Road Tour
Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

Sarah Munro Angel Road Tour

DATE CHANGE TO

Friday 6th September 8.00pm

Tickets £15

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“There’s some real raw talent here! Expecting big things from her in the future” - the words of Jamie Cullum after hearing 22 year old singer-songwriter and guitarist, Sarah Munro. With a delicate songbird’s voice reminiscent of Eva Cassidy and Katie Melua, Sarah's music has been championed by legendary lyricist Don Black, as well as Jamie Cullum and Michael Ball - both of whom featured her debut single 'For Eternity' on their BBC Radio 2 shows. In 2017, Sarah performed headline sets at Cheltenham Jazz Festival and Cornbury Festival after completing a 24-date UK tour supporting Paul Carrack in prestigious venues, including the London Palladium. Sarah has recently released her second album 'Angel Road', which features 10 brand-new original songs ranging from contemporary folk to jazz and explores the themes of escapism, loss, dreams and illusion. Following her sold-out headline shows at PizzaExpress Jazz Club, The Pheasantry, The Stables and The Forge, Sarah will be touring venues across the UK throughout 2019, performing songs from her debut album ‘Say Hello To You’ and her latest 'Angel Road', as well as classic covers including 'Over The Rainbow' and 'Autumn Leaves'.

Check out Sarah's work at:

Website: sarahmunromusic.com

Facebook: facebook.com/sarahmunromusicuk

Twitter & Instagram: @sarahmunromusic

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6hGZJ5TG_g

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Wartime and Beyond - The Good Old Days in Louth and Lincolnshire Presented by Lincolnshire Film Archive
Sep
7
2:30 PM14:30

Wartime and Beyond - The Good Old Days in Louth and Lincolnshire Presented by Lincolnshire Film Archive

Wartime and Beyond - The Good Old Days in Louth and Lincolnshire Presented by Lincolnshire Film Archive

Saturday 7th September 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Afternoon Tickets £8.50, TheatreCards £7.00 Evening Tickets £10.50, TheatreCards £9.00


Lincolnshire Film Archive presents two different showings:

The Matinee will present a selection of the Hallam & Rawlings Playhouse Newsreels of Louth in the late 1930s and early wartime.

The Evening show will feature films from Louth and other parts of northern Lincolnshire dating from the 1960s onwards, including items not seen locally since their original production.




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Think Responsibly
Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

Think Responsibly

Think Responsibly presented by Steve Johnson

Wednesday 11th September 7.00pm

Tickets £12.50

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Think Responsibly; an evening of Hypnosis with local Hypnotherapist Steve Johnson.

With his partners at Skegness Aquarium, Steve created SCUBApH2Obia©  a workshop where people with conditions such as Claustrophobia, Panic Attacks, a dread of Sharks or water have their fears removed in the morning, then after lunch, Scuba dive with Sharks in the main reef exhibit. This confidence in Hypnosis runs through the evening, you are invited to have your Phobia worked on, live in the Theatre. This is not Stage Hypnosis, it is possible to improve or totally remove a simple Phobia such as Flying or Spiders in one session. Techniques to reduce Anxiety levels and improve confidence will be taught along with methods to manage your weight. A remarkable evening is in store.




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Rob Bishop Afternoon Tea Concert
Sep
19
2:30 PM14:30

Rob Bishop Afternoon Tea Concert

Rob Bishop Afternoon Tea Concert

Thursday 19th September 2.30pm

Tickets £6.50

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Rob has been singing in the pub/club circuit for the last 11 years and has established himself as a popular act returning to many venues across the Lincolnshire coast and beyond.

He has appeared in many musical societies over the years including Class Act Theatre Company, Louth Playgoers, Silhouettes Musical Society and Blaze Musical Theatre.

More recently in April of this year, Rob joined the cast of Let’s Hang On, the UK’s No.1 Frankie Valli Tribute Show, playing the part of Bob Gaudio in their UK theatre tour.

Join Rob for a toe tappingly good show and enjoy your FREE cup of tea or filter coffee in the interval.

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Last Night of the Proms
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

Last Night of the Proms

Last Night of the Proms

Saturday 28th September 2019 7.30pm

Tickets £14.50 TheatreCards £13.00

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Once again we welcome back our friends from the Band of the Yorkshire Volunteers. A group who treat us every year to that special sound, pomp and ceremony only a military band can deliver.


Tickets for this event always sell out so make sure to book your tickets early!




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Bouncers
Oct
2
to Oct 4

Bouncers

Bouncers by John Godber presented by Sapphire Productions

Wednesday 2nd - Friday 4th October

Tickets £10, Seniors and Students £8

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It's Friday night.  Pub and club night. What you've been 'saving up all week for', night!  This outrageous and brilliant comedy by the hugely acclaimed local playwright John Godber is a parody of the contemporary nightclub scene.  Judd, Les, Ralph and Lucky Eric, the four brutish bouncers, will play over twenty different characters, inviting us to see their portrayal of a night out in what could be any town in the UK - Louth included!  With local references we of course meet the bouncers, but then we go on to meet giggly women on a night out, lads 'on the pull', Hooray Henry's, the smooth talking club DJ and even Nobby ze Swedish postman - to name but a few.  All set against the tatty, glitzy glamour, flashing lights and the pulsating beats of the dance floor. This will be a hilarious night out that you're not likely to forget for a good long time!! Contains some adult humour.




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Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss - Bewteen You and Me
Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss - Bewteen You and Me

Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss  - Between You and Me

Wednesday 16th October 7.30pm

Tickets £14.00 TheatreCards £12.50

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Poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss present a hilarious night of words, music & breath-taking comedy, featuring songs, stories and a musical created out of thin air!

‘great double act and thoroughly enjoyed by all the audience’ Ashbourne Arts Festival

‘one of the best evenings of entertainment I have ever experienced’ Clwyd Theatre Cymru

‘A triumph. Ian and Luke were superb, a great night all round’ Westhead Village Hall

‘a high energy performance magically using the meaning and sounds of words with some delightful

gentle music. The audience had a smile to take home’ Norton in Hales Jubilee Hall

‘up there with the very best I’ve seen’ BURC, Spittall

‘MAGNIFICENT’ Belper Arts Festival

‘the best thing I’ve seen in 19 years’ Lockington Village Hall

‘the Village Hall itself shook with laughter’ Oldbury

‘the verbal gymnastics of a north country Spike Milligan coupled with the comic timing of Eric

Morecambe’ Frome Festival

‘inching towards the status of a National Treasure’ Andy Kershaw

‘world-class – one of today’s greatest poetry performers’ Carol Ann Duffy

Bard of Barnsley Ian McMillan hosts weekly hit radio show The Verb. He’s Poet-in-Residence for Barnsley FC, The Academy of Urbanism and, until recently, English National Opera. He’s a regular on BBC Breakfast, Pointless Celebrities, Coast, Countryfile, Pick of the Week, Last Word and The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes (C4). He was featured on The South Bank Show and cast away on Desert Island Discs. His rip-roaring poetry shows are legendary. Cats make him sneeze.

@IMcMillan www.ian-mcmillan.co.uk

Luke Carver Goss has recorded & performed with his own group, the acclaimed Carver Trio, as well as The Ian McMillan Orchestra, the Balkan singer Tea Hodzic, jazz singer Tina May and story-teller Daniel Morden in the group The Devil’s Violin. Recent works with Ian include Snappy Opera The Magical Music Tree for Mahogany Opera Group, Looking for a Stable for Scunthorpe Rotary and local choirs, Tiger Tales for Holmfirth Arts Festival, a new carol A Single Snowflake Falls for Chester Music Society and soon a new piece for Chapel-en-le-Frith Male Voice Choir’s Centenary. ‘Luke Carver Goss is a composer who creates big worlds of sound... British music at its most ingenious’ John L Walters, The Guardian His Last Train to Elvet for Durham Brass Festival & Tredegar Town Band - ‘a journey rich in emotional range pulled off with the most delicate and intricately woven touch’ Colin Robson, Durham County Arts Officer - follows Pure Gold: a 4X4 relay for the Cultural Olympiad, Homing In for The Sage Gateshead and compositions for Black Dyke Brass Band, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Birmingham Contemporary Music

Group. www.lukecarvergoss.co.uk

‘joyous … great wit’ (4 star)Songlines

‘strikingly original’ (4-star) Maverick

‘from poignant historical nostalgia to broad comedy and cosmopolitan rap … Masterly.’ fROOTS Magazine

‘poetic lyricism … novel sounds … tender music’ Birmingham Post

‘plenty of bizarre and lush’ Sheffield Telegraph

‘An early contender for album of the year’ www.therealmusician.com

‘From the moment Ian bounds on to the stage and introduces the person who will then introduce him and Luke, it is a non-stop high energy flow of humour, music and poetry. Luke’s songs and musicianship are tender, sometimes witty and often accompanied by Ian’s poems as a low key Barnsley rap. Everyone went home happy.’ Ashbourne Arts Festival

‘ never met a performer who was so at ease with his audience’ Square Chapel Halifax

‘we have definitely kept the tickets to prove we were there’ Square Chapel Halifax

‘You can come again’ Lockington Village Hall

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A Vision of Elvis
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

A Vision of Elvis

‘A VISION OF ELVIS’ Starring ROB KINGSLEY
Saturday 26th October 2019 7.30pm

Tickets £22.00 TheatreCards £20.50


Rob Kingsley is the No 1 Elvis Presley Tribute Artist, Grand European Champion, and Best Vegas Elvis And was voted the Best Overall Male Artist at the National Music Tribute Awards

Rob Kingsley has always been an Elvis fan and has taken his show, ‘A VISION OF ELVIS’,  all over the world.  Currently celebrating ten years of touring, Rob brings A VISION OF ELVIS to UK venues this autumn.

 

Rob Kingsley: “Elvis has been my hero for as long as I can remember.  He’s such a global icon and the music is incredible; there’s nothing better than being able to recreate Elvis’ sound and the musical arrangements of all his amazing songs with world class musicians which is what we’re doing on this tour.  We’re so lucky – we’ve met so many Elvis fans from the UK to Japan, it’s been a blast!  I’m really looking forward to performing the show around the UK this autumn.”

 

‘A VISION OF ELVIS’ has long been considered the ultimate Elvis tribute show and has been endorsed by long time Elvis friend, official photographer and tour manager, Ed Bonja, who remarked: "He sings like Elvis, but most importantly, he seems to capture the very soul of Elvis – his charisma, his gestures; hell, he even walks like Elvis!”

 

 

 ‘A VISION OF ELVIS’ starts with a dramatic turn in Elvis’ life: it’s 1968 and the major musical event of the year is the first live TV special for Elvis Presley in what became known as The ’68 Comeback Special:  

 

Explains Rob Kingsley:  "Elvis had not performed live in seven years; his Hollywood films had been panned by the critics (though they were loved by his fans!)  but then he made his ’68 Comeback Special and with that one sensational TV show, he was The King once more.  The show made him irresistibly cool again and UK cinemas are screening the film this autumn to mark its 50th anniversary.  For me the most memorable set was an improv session which had Elvis jamming with his band, laughing and bantering between performances of Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog and I Can’t Help Falling In Love and in response to the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Elvis gave an emotional rendition of If I Can Dream.

"Ultimately the ’68 Comeback Special was so successful it landed Elvis a residency at the International Hotel in Vegas, where he put on a phenomenal 700 shows between 1969 and 1976."

Rob and his first class band will perform Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, All Shook Up, In The Ghetto, Suspicious Minds, American Trilogy and many more.  The show’s costumes, instruments and stage design are authentically recreated to give the feel and energy of a live Elvis concert. 

 

ROB KINGSLEY chats about his show:
What’s your favourite song?

Rob:  An American Trilogy – it’s a medley of three incredibly powerful 19th century American songs from the deep south that became a real showstopper when Elvis performed it at his concerts.  

 

What do you like best about touring?

Rob:  Performing in prestigious venues all over the UK and meeting audiences.  I also love travelling to different countries and performing the show for audiences around the world.

 

 Tell us five things you couldn’t live without when you’re on tour ? 

Rob:  My wife, who is our stage manager; my band, sound & lighting crew; my Alexa to listen to Elvis; my Vocalzone throat pastilles [a Tom Jones tip!] and my favourite aftershave.

 

And finally what’s the audience reaction like when you’re onstage? 

Rob:  The best part of the show is when I'm standing in the wings waiting to go on.  It’s the anticipation before I step onstage; when the music starts and I can hear the audience clapping and whooping and it creates such a brilliant energy. To see so many people enjoying the show laughing, dancing, singing and reacting the way they do makes it all worthwhile. 

See a clip from the show here

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Doug Allan: Wild Images, Wild Life.
Oct
29
7:30 PM19:30

Doug Allan: Wild Images, Wild Life.

Doug Allan: Wild Images, Wild Life

Tuesday 29th October 7.30pm

Tickets £13.00 TheatreCards £11.50

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'Wildlife cameramen don’t come much more special than Doug Allan’ - Sir David Attenborough



Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman Doug Allan for an evening of behind the scenes stories for all the family, with highlights from the most challenging assignments of his 35 years filming wildlife in the remotest places on Earth. Find out if snow leopards or leopard seals are the most scary; discover how to get close to the biggest fish in the sea and whether your eyeballs freeze at minus 50.

This new presentation traces Doug’s personal journey as he discusses how he’s seen pollution and climate change affect the natural world.


Includes Audience Question and Answer session





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Christmas Bingo
Dec
1
2:30 PM14:30

Christmas Bingo

Christmas Bingo brought to you by Friends of Louth Playgoers

Sunday 1st December

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Doors Open 1.30pm

Eyes Down at 2.30pm


Come and join us for an afternoon of fun before the festive season really begins. Prizes for 1 line, 2 lines and a Full House.


Bring your Bingo Dobbers and don’t forget to get your Raffle tickets to win some of our fantastic prizes.



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Christmas Fair
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair in aid of Friends of Louth Playgoers

Sunday 8th December 11am - 4pm

Free Entry

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Join us for a Christmas Fair. There will be lots of stalls including homemade crafts, free face painting for the children, Father Christmas in his Grotto and the Riverhead Theatre Café will be open.



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The Nutcracker
Dec
16
2:30 PM14:30

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker presented by Vienna Festival Ballet

Monday 16th December 2.30pm and 7.00pm

2.30pm Show, Tickets £20.00, TheatreCards £18.50

7.00pm Show, Tickets £22.50, TheatreCards £21.00, Under 18s £18.50

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Be swept away on a magical adventure in one of the most famous classical ballets of all time – The Nutcracker. With its combination of enchanting choreography and unforgettable music, this fabulous ballet is a Christmas treat like no other.

Set to Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score, the traditional tale of The Nutcracker tells the story of Clara and her enchanted nutcracker doll. Their adventures see Clara and the Nutcracker combat the Mouse King, and join the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier on a wonderful journey through the glistening Land of Snow to a kingdom made entirely of sweets.

Vienna Festival Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker promises to delight audiences of all ages with its festive setting and light-hearted story.



“A truly spellbinding performance!”

BURNLEY EXPRESS


***** WHAT’S ON STAGE


“A perfect evening’s entertainment for you and your family”

WELWYN & HATFIELD TIMES



“This production looks and feels absolutely right”

WORTHING HERALD



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Escape Room
May
19
9:45 AM09:45

Escape Room

Escape Room

Sunday 19th May

Session Times 9.45am, 11.00am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.45pm, 4.00pm

£40 per session. 2-6 people included in that price



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Panto Themed Escape Room Experience

A disgruntled Panto Dame, a Theatre...and a bomb.

You and your team are the first police officers on the scene. A bomb, discovered in the Theatre, is timed to go off in one hour and the bomb disposal squad are two hours away! So, it’s up to you and your team to locate the bomb and diffuse it…if you can. The future of the Louth Riverhead Theatre lies in your hands!

A fast, fun and interactive entertainment for 1 hour involving clues, puzzles, and challenges. Oh and of course a ticking time bomb…did we mention that?

Suitable for Age 14-94. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Teams of 2-6 people per session.

Limited availability!

Book Now on 01507 600350



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Me3 Afternoon Tea Concert
May
9
2:30 PM14:30

Me3 Afternoon Tea Concert

Me3 Afternoon Tea Concert

Thursday 9th May 2019 2.30pm

Tickets £6.00

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Me3 are a jazz/lounge trio consisting of Gemma Newman on lead vocals, Matthew Jeffery on piano and vocals and Mike Wood on saxophone. Gemma appeared in Jesus Christ Superstar and Annie at the Riverhead Theatre, Matthew has played for many shows here and Mike is no stranger to the theatre pit. You may have seen Mike busking on the streets of Lincoln, Market Rasen, Brigg and other places. The trio have been together since the Summer of 2017 and their easy-going Swing/Latin set is guaranteed to please.




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Bon Joe V
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Bon Joe V

Bon Joe v

Saturday 27th April 2019 8.00pm

Tickets £10

 SOLD OUT, Call for returns 01507 600350

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Tickets £10

Bon Joe V are a fully live 5 piece tribute band to the legendary US Stadium rock band.  Made up of experienced semi pro musicians it’s a sure to be a night to remember.


Brand New for 2019 and unique to Bon Joe V, they are playing the album Slippery When Wet in full and in order.... this will then be followed by a stunning greatest hits set!   


So grab your cowboy hat and join us for songs such as Bad Medicine, You Give Love a Bad Name, Always and Living on a Prayer



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Apr
27
to Apr 28

Beyond The Barricade Workshop

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We have the opportunity of hosting a professional Les Mis Masterclass Workshop being given by a former Resident Director of Les Mis! It is on the weekend of 27th and 28th April 2019. The masterclass would be Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 10am - 5pm including a showcase at 4pm on the Sunday. The price is £50pp and we would need a £10pp deposit to secure your place . Please contact frances@louthplaygoers.co.uk if your require more information.

To book call Box Office on 01507 600350 open Monday - Saturday 10am -1pm.

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Escape presented by Richard Jones
Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

Escape presented by Richard Jones

Escape, Breaking the limits of the Mind, Lance Corporal Richard Jones

Friday 26th April 2019 7.30pm

Tickets £22.00, TheatreCards £20.50, Under 18s £20.50

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Imagine walking in to a capsule where your daily life fades away behind you and you’re part of an exclusive audience that’s more than just a magic show.

Imagine that you could be transported into a world where every boundary you’ve ever put up in your mind could be broken?

Richard Jones was the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2016 and is a British Army soldier as well as one of the world’s greatest magicians. With his captivating performances, Richard has travelled every continent with his first-class show.

With news of his next tour, Escape being announced, Richard has something very different in store for fans – this time, he’s attempting ‘meaningful magic’, that’s not just your normal set of tricks, but a programme by which to live your life.

Richard says, ‘I decided it was time to shake things up for this tour and I wanted to combine techniques from my normal magic shows with new techniques of self-help that I’ve been developing.’

‘I’m confident in the notion that I could change the way audience members minds’ work forever with a series of mind methods that can cure a whole host of issues and insecurities.’

‘I can’t wait to unleash this new side of me to the public and get out there to start potentially changing lives.’

With his classic mind-blowing tricks from Britain’s Got Talent also part of the show, Richard continues to combine his experiences and training from the Army with his love for magic and illusion to create something unique and unmissable.

What others said:

“You Sir - are a wizard. That has to be magic.” - Simon Cowell

“Absolutely Mind Boggling!” - Prince Charles.

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Apr
25
2:30 PM14:30

Dave Moylan's Golden Days of Variety Afternoon Tea Concert

Dave Moylan's Golden Days of Variety Afternoon Tea Concert

Thursday 25th April 2.30pm

Tickets £6.00

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Dave Moylan has a professional entertainer for much of his long life. In this show Dave recreates the essence of the great days of Variety, recalling some of the greatest entertainers and the funniest comedians of all time! Plus comedy and magic from Dave's much-acclaimed stage show.

Included in the show is a free tea or coffee at the interval so why not step back in time and join us for an afternoon of music and magic.



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Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

Two 2

TWO 2 presented by Reform Theatre Company/Harrogate Theatre

Written by Jim Cartwright

Wednesday 24th April 7.30pm

Tickets £11, TheatreCards £9.50

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Two 2; Jim Cartwright’s brand new play that revisits the lives, loves and laughs of regulars in a Northern boozer. Time may have passed but the pub is still standing - just.

Punters are now few and far between, and despite all attempts at quiz nights, karaoke and pub grub it could soon be last orders for the struggling landlord and lady. At odds with one another, but holding it together one shift at a time, their lives have become as bitter as the ale they serve.

But when a once in a lifetime opportunity presents itself in the form of a one way ticket out of there, will either of them have the courage to turn their backs on the pub, and most importantly, each other?

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The Magic of Wonderland presented by Magic Light Productions
Apr
18
1:00 PM13:00

The Magic of Wonderland presented by Magic Light Productions

'The Magic of WONDERLAND’ presented by Magic Light Productions

Thursday 18th April 1pm

Tickets £9.50 TheatreCards £8.00, Under 18s £6.00

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Following their visit last April with The Magic of Treasure island featuring their cheeky Toucan, Magic Light Productions return to the Riverhead Theatre with The Magic of Wonderland. Join Alice and her friends on a magical, mad-cap adventure in Wonderland!

In our exciting adaptation of this classic tale, you are invited to a celebration of teapots and tarts, croquet and caterpillars, riddles and rhymes, as Alice discovers the spectacular wonders of a place like no other.

Packed full of magic, illusions, comedy, puppets and songs, this is a date you won’t want to be late for..!




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Summer Winos - Live! Presented by Hambledon Productions.
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

Summer Winos - Live! Presented by Hambledon Productions.

SUMMER WINOS – LIVE! Presented by Hambledon Productions

Wednesday 17th April 7.30pm

Tickets £10, Seniors and Students £9.00

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Two Men, Two Hundred and Ninety-Five Episodes, One Obsession…

When does a fondness for a TV show become an obsession? Andrew and Bob’s gentle love of Last of the Summer Wine quickly become a quest to watch all 295 episodes in order,  while visiting locations, making films, meeting the cast, and boozing with the writer.

Ultimately, turning their passion into a show. But they’re not obsessed. Are they?

Seven years after embarking on the ‘Summer Winos’ quest, Andrew and Bob take to the stage to explain just how Last of the Summer Wine has taken over their lives, and what YOU can learn and love from the world’s longest-running sitcom!

There will be dressing up, audience participation, overly-earnest reminiscing, and – brace yourself– kazoos*. The show, which picked up favourable reviews from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, is the finest appreciation of a national institution.

*Bath not included.




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Easter Craft Workshop
Apr
9
to Apr 10

Easter Craft Workshop

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Easter Craft Workshop in association with Sophie Watkinson from do-Dance

Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th April 2019

Fees £30

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Join the Easter bunny and hunt for eggs this Easter Holiday. Get creative, get crafty and make lots of Easter things for your friends and family, for two fun filled days of carrots, white rabbits easter eggs and more.

To book a place call Box Office on 01507 600350, open 10am - 1pm Monday to Saturday.

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Loot
Apr
8
to Apr 13

Loot

“Loot” by Joe Orton

Monday 8th - Saturday 13th APRIL 2019 7.30pm Nightly

Tickets £9.50, TheatreCards £8, Under 18s £5.00

Directors - Holly and Rob Mapletoft

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A masterpiece of black farce, Loot follows the fortunes of two young thieves. Dennis works for an undertaker. Hal's old Mum has just died. They rob the bank next door to the funeral parlour and find just the place to hide the loot. With the money hidden in Mum's coffin, there's no place for Mum whose body keeps re-appearing at the most inopportune times. When Inspector Truscott turns up, the already thickened plot goes topsy-turvy. Rarely performed in the amateur theatre scene, Louth Playgoers are proud to present one of the most famous plays of its generation.

Loot –
A Joe Orton play tells of a theft,
With a rich widower left bereft.
What can the thieves do with the plunder?
With a funeral to attend, it leads us to wonder.
A coffin, a hearse, a body, a nurse,
Two thieves, one son, could it get worse?
Hey it the sixties, don’t be a square,
Come see which criminals are caught in the snare.

 

Loot is kindly sponsored by NT Shaw of Louth.

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Apr
7
2:30 PM14:30

Easter Bingo

Easter Bingo brought to you by Friends of Louth Playgoers

Sunday 7th April 2019

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Doors Open 1.30pm

Eyes Down at 2.30pm

 

Come and join us for an afternoon of Easter fun. Plenty of Prizes for 1 line, 2 lines and a Full House.

 

Why not try your hand at winning Easter eggs and many other goodies? Bring your Bingo Dobbers, bring your friends and family, and don’t forget to get your Raffle tickets to win some of our fantastic prizes.

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Riverhead Producers presents The Not So Late Show
Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

Riverhead Producers presents The Not So Late Show

Riverhead Producers presents The Not So Late Show

Friday 5th April 7.30pm

Tickets £8

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Take the trail-blazing ‘Late’ shows of America, combine it with the ever popular ‘SNL’ and then add some traditional British comedy and you would have a very interesting, topical entertainment show…

 

Well now this show is coming to life and coming to Louth. The Riverhead Producers are bringing you ‘The Not So Late Show’ on 5th April; a show full of music, comedy, sketches, superb guest stars and games. This is a show unlike any other and is one that should not be missed.

 

Featuring Ben Simmons, Dan Blacow, Becky Bennett and INKA by Bleeding Edge Theatre , and hosted by Phillip Marshall Junior

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ELO Again - The Ultimate Electric Light Orchestra Tribute Show
Mar
30
7:30 PM19:30

ELO Again - The Ultimate Electric Light Orchestra Tribute Show

ELO Again - The Ultimate Electric Light Orchestra Tribute Show

Saturday 30th March 7.30pm

Tickets £20, TheatreCards £18.50

SOLD OUT, Call for Returns

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ELO AGAIN are back with their stunning 'Re-Discovery Tour’ celebrating the truly universal music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.

Now in their 8th year ELO AGAIN really give you a dramatic taste of what a legendary ELO concert would have been like back in their heyday, the whole experience is professionally re-enacted with a great sound reproduction, light show and visual effects.
They perform all the big hits – MR BLUE SKY, LIVIN’ THING, SWEET TALKIN’ WOMAN, SHINE A LITTLE LOVE, CONFUSION, LAST TRAIN TO LONDON, ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN, WILD WEST HERO, DON'T BRING ME DOWN, THE DIARY OF HORACE WIMP, TELEPHONE LINE, TURN TO STONE plus many more.

As the UK’s No.1 tribute show, ELO AGAIN provide you with the spectacular live effect of ELO’s famous orchestrations, soaring strings and vocals. They certainly know how to entertain too, as the hits just keep on coming. Their version of MR BLUE SKY is breathtaking, full of passion and fervour; the whole auditorium will be on its feet.

Come along and relive the age of Glam Rock as ELO AGAIN pay tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne. You will revel in ELO’s unique symphonic rock style and hear some of the most unforgettable classic rock and pop songs of our generation.


The timeless MR BLUE SKY returns, so Roll Over Beethoven - Rock 'n Roll Is King.

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The Room at the Top of the House presented by Standby Theatre Company
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

The Room at the Top of the House presented by Standby Theatre Company

The Room at the Top of the House presented by Standby Theatre Company

Friday 22d March 7.30pm

Tickets £9.50, TheatreCards £8.00,  Under 18s £6.00

 

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Josh finds the outside world a fascinating and frightening place. At a time when he is most vulnerable, a room of forgotten things quickly becomes the perfect place for him to escape reality. His family make a desperate attempt to help him realise there is more to life than photos on a shelf and postcards under the door.

This is an honest and uplifting show about fear and the impact our decisions have on those we care about, told through mesmerising movement, poetic text and visual inventiveness.




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Andante Live Blowin in the Wind Afternoon Tea Concert
Mar
21
2:30 PM14:30

Andante Live Blowin in the Wind Afternoon Tea Concert

Blowin’ In the Wind, Songs of Peace, Protest & Love

Thursday 19th March 2019 2.30pm

Tickets £6.00

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Join us as we take you back to the era of PEACE, PROTEST & LOVE with uniquely arranged classic songs such as ‘Mr Tambourine Man’, ‘Imagine’, ‘The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down’, ‘Big Yellow Taxi’,‘The Sound of Silence’, ‘All you need is Love’ and many more.

 

Andante Live presents “Blowin’ in the Wind”. Combining the vocal harmonies of Vee Sweeney and Mark Rowson, sixteen instruments between them and outstanding musicianship, they perform an uplifting and inspiring show to give you a fabulous evening of unforgettable music. When Dylan, Baez and friends sang their songs of peace, protest & love, “times certainly were a- changin’..”

Our Afternoon Tea Concerts also include a free tea or filter coffee in the interval, what's not to love?!

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The Diary of Anne Frank
Mar
11
to Mar 16

The Diary of Anne Frank

“The Diary Of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

Monday 11th- Saturday 16th MARCH 2019 7.30pm Nightly

Tickets £9.50, TheatreCards £8, Under 18s £5.00

Director –Susan Hewer

Assistant Director - Jayne Myers

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Few more poignant true stories emerged from World War II than the diary of young Anne Frank. Published afterwards in 1950 by her father, the only family survivor, it records the minutiae of twenty-five months that two Jewish families spent in hiding from the Gestapo in an Amsterdam warehouse attic. The constant secrecy, growing hunger and friction of living in such cramped conditions could not dull Anne's vibrant personality or her passion for living. Whether you’re an Anne Frank expert, have read her diary or merely know the name, this production will bring to life one of the most famous stories ever recorded. School bookings encouraged.

 

"When I write I can shake off all my cares.  My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived.  But, and that's a big question, will I ever be able to write something great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer?"  (Anne Frank, 5th April 1944)

 

The Diary of Anne Frank is Kindly Sponsored by F.B Wealth

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Knights of Comedy
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Knights of Comedy

Knights of Comedy

Saturday 9th March 7.30pm

Tickets £10 in Advance or £12 on the door



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The Knights of Comedy return to Louth Riverhead Theatre with another brilliant show, this time featuring Steve Rimmer (the UK’s only working Bomb Disposal Engineer Comedian), Jed Salisbury (local Comedian from Hull) , The Vox Pops (Nottingham based group who turn stories from the crowd into a sketch) and being headlined by Sully O’Sullivan (originally from New Zealand, with a reputation as one of the most reliable and solid comperes on the circuit).


*Contains Adult Humour

*Line up subject to change




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Great Train Robbery
Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

Great Train Robbery

Great Train Robbery presented by Scratchworks Theatre Company

Friday 1st March 2019 7.30pm

Tickets £12.00, TheatreCards £10.50

In the early hours of Thursday 8th August 1963, the heist of the century was under way. Whilst the world was tucked up in bed, 15 men put a finger up to the government and stole 2 million British pounds from Her Majesty’s Royal Mail train. Five days later the first clues were found, the gang was busted and the rest is history.

But what about the ones that got away?

Join the four forgotten females as they leave behind their kitchen-sink lives and embark on a madcap adventure of mischief and mayhem. Using a raucous combination of physical theatre, live music and clowning, Scratchworks will unfold the untold tale of the unlikely female four.

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New London Opera Group Spring Concert
Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

New London Opera Group Spring Concert

New London Opera Group Spring Concert

 Saturday 23rd February 2019

Tickets £14, TheatreCards £12.50

SOLD OUT Call 01507 600350 for Returns

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The New London Opera Group is delighted to start its 15th Anniversary Season with a new production of Sir Lennox Berkeley’s hilarious musical farce A Dinner Engagement. First performed in 1954, A Dinner Engagement is set around a dinner party given by the hapless Earl and Countess of Dunmow, who are desperate to marry their daughter off to a visiting European prince. However, they have fallen on hard times and most of their staff have walked out. The Earl and Countess rise to the occasion by deciding to cook the meal themselves, aided only by their char lady, Mrs Kneebone! The witty libretto is matched by Berkeley’s charming score which sparkles like champagne, with moments of tender romance and riotous comedy.

 

The second half of the evening will be a celebration of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan, which have always formed the backbone of the New London Opera Group’s repertoire. Featuring a host of popular favourites from HMS Pinafore, The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance among others, the concert will be a perfect springtime treat for music lovers.

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Jay Foreman’s Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children
Feb
21
1:00 PM13:00

Jay Foreman’s Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children

Jay Foreman’s Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children

Thurday 21st February 1pm and 4pm

Tickets £8, Under 16s £6

 

Jay Foreman is an award winning musical comedian whose songs have been heard on BBC Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, The One Show, London Live TV and Dave Gorman's UK/Ireland tour. Jay provides a devilishly cheeky hour of songs, poems and comedy for children of all ages in this family friendly show which regularly sells out its entire runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

 

“With dark humour and wordplay reminiscent of Roald Dahl, he should more often than not grab the attention of even the most reluctant child..” BroadwayBaby.com ★★★★

 

“My fellow child-wranglers laughed happily, probably even louder than their enthralled kids.” ThreeWeeks ★★★★

 

“Disturbingly catchy... my daughter was still singing about caterpillar sick right up until bedtime!” One4Review ★★★★

 

'Classy and funny... Victoria Wood for the Spotify generation' Chortle

 

'Heartily recommended' Fest

 

• SELL-OUT Edinburgh Fringe 2014

• SELL-OUT Edinburgh Fringe 2015

 

Video clips from Jay Foreman

Trousers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BJR6Zn45dc

Caterpillar Sick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjOWnLlFMvM

Ten Green Bottles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo--Cyj67pQ

Bim Bim Bim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLteD9wIfFM

 

Website https://www.jayforeman.co.uk

Twitter @jayforeman

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Under the Sea Craft Workshop in association with do-Dance
Feb
19
to Feb 20

Under the Sea Craft Workshop in association with do-Dance

Under The Sea Craft Workshop

Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th February 2019 10am - 3pm  

Workshop Fee £30

In association with Sophie Watkinson from do-Dance

Swim with mermaids and hunt for the long lost treasure chest with pirates during this half term. Get creative, get crafty and join the adventure under the sea for two fun filled days as we explore the life of living under water with dancing, crafts and games for 6-11 year olds.

To Book a place please telephone Box Office on 01507 600350. Open Mon- Sat 10am-1pm.

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Alfie
Feb
13
to Feb 16

Alfie

“Alfie” by Bill Naughton

Wednesday 13th- Saturday 16th February 2019 7.30pm Nightly

Tickets £9.50, TheatreCards £8, Under 18s £6.00

 Directed by Matt Sargent. A joint production between Louth Playgoers and MJS Productions

 

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The ultimate amoral "swinger", Alfie swaggers and philosophises his way through a parade of 'birds' in 1960's London, allowing the audience to eavesdrop as he goes. When one carefree entanglement proves too close for even Alfie's comfort, the "swinger" lands with a thud. A hit in London, this story became a classic film that made a star of Michael Caine as the title cad. One not to miss.

 

Kindly Sponsored by Micronclean

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The Commitment Brothers
Feb
2
7:30 PM19:30

The Commitment Brothers

Saturday 2nd February 2019 7.30pm

Tickets £12, Concessions £10

Following on from their sell-out shows at Sleaford Playhouse, Grantham Guildhall Theatre and The Duchess Theatre in Long Eaton, The Commitment Brothers are pleased to announce their debut performance at Riverhead Theatre in Louth.

With over 100 years musical experience between them, these versatile Grantham based musicians, Steve, Mark, Phil, Daz & Tango provide a lively and energetic tribute show that’s filled with the very best music from two iconic films, “The Commitments”, and “The Blues Brothers”.

You’ll be rocking in the aisles to the sounds of Gimme Some Lovin’, Everybody Needs Somebody, Soul Man, In the Midnight Hour, and many more great songs that continue to stand the test of time.

So don your black trilby hats, white shirts, black ties and dark glasses for an evening of top live musical entertainment.

 Check out their showreel at http://thecommitmentbrothers.co.uk/

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Slim Eddie's Speakeasy presented by King Edward VI Grammar School
Jan
30
to Feb 1

Slim Eddie's Speakeasy presented by King Edward VI Grammar School

Slim Eddie’s Speakeasy

Wednesday 30th January - Friday 1st February 7.30pm

Tickets £9.00 Adults, £7.00 Concessions (Students and Seniors)

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It's 1930’s Chicago and Slim Eddie’s show suddenly finds itself without a star.  Slim Eddie has already seen a few acts that have caught his eye…but will his heart rule his head?Join us behind the scenes; watch the acts audition; listen to the big band sound of 1930s Jazz and Blues, and hear the soloists fight it out.

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Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Graffiti Classics

Graffiti Classics

Friday 25th January 7.00pm

Tickets £14.00, TheatreCard £12.50 Under 18s £6.00

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16 strings, 8 dancing feet and 4 voices with 1 aim: to make classical music wickedly funny and exhilarating for young and old alike. Graffiti Classics bursts the elitist boundaries of the traditional string quartet with its hilarious all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy show. It's a classical concert, gypsy-folk romp, opera, stand-up comedy and a brilliant dance show all rolled into one! There really is something for everyone; Graffiti Classics never fails to get audiences laughing, clapping and singing along. Kids and adults love the uplifting and virtuosic variety of musical styles, all tied together with cheeky audience interaction.

Graffiti Classics also forms part of the EVOLVE Music Project

EVOLVE is a collaboration between schools and arts centres with LOV (Lincolnshire One Venues) helping to put young people at the forefront of that partnership.

A local school will come and see this high profile music performance followed by a 10 week

programme created by a trained Emerging Music Leader, who will work closely with the students during the project.

The group of students will be supported to create a music event to share with the rest of their school and will also be guided through obtaining an Arts Award qualification.

For more information about EVOLVE contact Kate Newman, Project Coordinator for EVOLVE knewman@lincoln.ac.uk 07738118512





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Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect presented by  makin projects in association with Andrew Roach Talent

Thursday 24th January 7.30pm

Tickets £12, TheatreCards £10.50

 

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Following total sold-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe 2015, 2016 and 2017, award-winning comedian Juliette Burton embarks on her first UK tour with her critically-acclaimed docu-comedy in which she investigates the power of kindness. Most of us find it hard enough being kind to ourselves - let alone others. So is being nice outdated? Or can small acts of kindness have big effects?
Join Juliette as she finds out whether kindness holds the power to change lives, cure mental health conditions, make friends, restore hope, dispel despair, end poverty and even defeat death. It's a tall order for a comedy show but when it comes to entertainment, Juliette is fearless! It's kind of her thing. Would you #DareToBeKind?


As seen on The One Show (BBC One), This Morning (ITV) and BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals (BBC iPlayer).
Winner: Spirit of the Fringe (Guildford Fringe 2017)
Winner: Voice Mag’s Pick of the Fringe (Edinburgh Fringe 2017)


“Burton’s got huge talent…and then some!” *****Daily Mirror
"Moving and inspiring... Educational and hilarious... Heartwarming in every way... Her charisma, uniqueness and talent make Burton a force to be reckoned with... A must-see." *****Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
"Intelligent, emotional, liberating - everything it should be... Burton seems like the type of person everybody would want in their life." ***** Voice Mag
“Delightfully well written…laughs aplenty throughout’’ **** One4review
“Impressive” **** Daily Record
“Powerful stuff” **** Sunday Express


     About Juliette:
     Juliette Burton is an award-winning performer, writer, presenter and ex BBC broadcast journalist.
She has previously performed three solo shows (When I Grow Up, Look At Me and Decision Time) at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Her shows have been seen by audiences around the world and she has performed at some of the best-known festivals including Leicester Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and New Zealand International Comedy Festival. In 2015 Juliette won the Argus Angel Award at Brighton Fringe for Look At Me.
Juliette’s TV and radio credits include The One Show (BBC1), This Morning (ITV), Skin Deep and Feeling Kind of Funny (both BBC Scotland). She also played the lead role in SuperMum, directed by Lisa Gifford, which premiered at the 2015 Raindance Film Festival.

As a writer, Juliette has contributed to Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post and BBC News. She is also an ambassador for mental health charities Rethink, Mind and B-eat.

You can see the trailer for Butterfly Effect here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4gjUrbP_cg&feature=youtu.be

 

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Jan
11
to Jan 20

Jack and The Beanstalk

“Jack And The Beanstalk” by Alan Frayn

Friday 11th - Sunday 20th JANUARY 2019.

Evening performances 7pm, Saturday and Sunday performances 1pm and 6pm (No performances Monday 14th or Tuesday 15th)

Tickets £12.50, TheatreCards £11, Under 18s £8.00

Directors– Laura Harris and Sophie Grundy-Holmes

Musical Director – Joel Browne

Choreographer - Nicky Wright

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 Join our hero Jack, his mother Dame Dotty, and brother Simple Simon and of course Buttermilk the Cow as they venture up the Beanstalk that has mysteriously grown in their backyard. Who or what will they find at the top? This sparkling new version of the fun filled family pantomime is certain to banish boredom. What better way to kick the winter blues than with a trip to the Theatre?! Abundant audience participation, visual comedy and traditional pantomime antics are guaranteed, together with two particularly havoc-prone Broker’s Men, Snatchet and Scarper, and the King, Queen and Princess, and the eternal battle between good and evil. This pantomime is great fun for all ages whether you’re 4 or 104!!

 **Please Note Saturday 19th January 1pm and 6pm.  These two performances will be filmed, in accordance with filming licences, exclusively for the Louth Playgoers and the Pantomime cast & crew. The filming of the Pantomime is not available to members for public. Because of the nature of Pantomime performances, audience members MAY get filmed during the production. If this is not acceptable to you, please book an alternative performance.

Jack and The Beanstalk is kindly sponsored by NT Shaw of Louth.

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