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Studio 2000’s Annual Dance Show
Wednesday 18th July 6pm Dress Rehearsal
Thursday 19th and Friday 20th July – 7pm
Saturday 21st July – 1pm and 6pm
Louth’s Studio 2000 Dance School 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 and Jazz and featuring their award winning Street Dancers, the annual dance show from Studio 2000 is one of the most popular events of the year.
Ticket £8.00, Under 16s £6.00
On a stormy night way back in the winter of 2009, mad scientist Doctor Prospero worked late in his laboratory, aided only by his wife, Gloria, as he developed the elusive formula with which he would change the world. The apparently faithful Gloria, however, duped him and sent him off into hyper-space in an old spacecraft. Unknown to Gloria, her infant daughter, Miranda, slumbered peacefully in the craft and was now catapulted light years into the future in her father’s company. Fifteen years later, a routine survey flight under the command of the chisel-jawed Captain Tempest leaves earth’s orbit with a new Science Officer aboard - a hard and bitter woman. As a shower of meteorites hits the ship, the Science Officer flees, and the craft is pulled inexorably towards the plant D’Illyria - the Forbidden Plant. The adventure begins .......
Join Captain Tempest and his fearless crew on their journey into hyperspace… and beyond! This winner of the 1990 Olivier Award for Best Musical bursts with red hot rock and roll hits, including Great Balls of Fire, Good Vibrations, Teenager in Love, The Young Ones and The Monster Mash. So fasten your seat belts, set your ray guns to stun and get ready for a cosmic adventure of meteoric proportions! Bob Carlton’s smash hit West End musical takes the 1956 film, with plot taken from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, raids the Bard’s other plays at will (and not always absolutely verbatim) and sets it to a score of great pop hits from the 1960s and 70s including: Heard it Through the Grapevine, Young Girl, Gloria and many more.
This performance is the culmination of our Senior Summer Workshop directed by John Hewer, Musical Director Chris Peters and Choreographer Becci Miles. The cast aged 15-21 have just two weeks to rehearse and perform a full scale musical and the results are fantastic.
Please come and support their hard work and enjoy a great evening at your local theatre.
Performances at 7.30pm On Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th August
Tickets £10, Under 18s £5, Theatrecards £9
Carlson And Baillie Afternoon Tea Concert
Thursday 6th September 2.30pm
Carlson and Baillie are a vocal instrumental duo that are celebrating 40 years in Showbusiness this year.
The duo met in 1977 whilst performing at the Regent Theatre in the Derbyshire Miners Holiday Centre in Skegness, and in the following year started touring the Theatres and Clubs throughout the country to high acclaim, supporting famous names.
The couple have won many awards during their career and have been on television in various variety shows both in the UK and abroad.
Greg plays the guitar and mandolin, and Lesley plays the flute. They both sing lead vocals and harmonies, and instrumentals also feature in their performance.
Carlson and Bailie offer a wide variety of music to suit every taste from the 1960s to the present day.
They will have you singing along, clapping your hands and tapping your feet.
So come along for an afternoon of entertainment and don’t forget you get a complimentary tea or coffee in the interval included with your ticket.
Annual General Meeting
Thursday 6th August 7.30pm
LOUTH PLAYGOERS SOCIETY LIMITED
Notice is hereby given to all TheatreCard Holders, who constitute the Membership of the Company, Louth
Playgoers Society Limited, that the Annual General Meeting will be held in the Studio at the Riverhead Theatre, Victoria Road, Louth at 7.30pm on Thursday 6th September 2018.
The Directors retiring by rotation are Mr M. Spendlow, Mr N. Warne, both of whom seek re-election and Mr J. Smith who does not seek re-election.
Any additional nominations must be made in writing, signed by the Proposer, Seconder and the Nominee, all of whom must be Members of the Company. Any such nomination must be delivered to the Theatre for the attention of the Company Secretary, by 1pm on Friday 17th August 2018.
Any other proposed resolutions, appropriate to the running of the Company, must be delivered, for the attention of the Company Secretary, in writing, duly proposed and seconded by a Member of the Company, giving the reasons for such resolutions, by 1pm on Friday 17th August 2018.
Details of any nominations for election to the Board or any proposed resolution, appropriate to the running of the company, will be posted on the Notice Board in the Theatre by the 24th August 2018.
Copies of the Management Accounts and the proposed Agenda will be available at the theatre, during normal opening hours, from 3rd September 2018.
By order of the Board of Directors
Company Secretary 12thJuly 2018
Bernie Clifton From Las Vegas Live on Stage
Saturday 8th September 7.30pm
Tickets £13, TheatreCards £11.50
Enjoy Bernie Clifton’s journey from Crackerjack up to his standing ovation in Las Vegas which takes in along the way: Microlight flying, touring the World with the England Football Band, (carrying a trombone he can’t play), plus meeting, (not necessarily in order of importance), Ken Dodd, Bob Hope, Yul Brynner, Chuckle Brothers, the Queen, and many many more.
Including songs such as 'Impossible Dream' which he sang on the ‘Voice’ plus his 'Vegas' song ‘One Moment in Time’, this show is set to bring the Las Vegas vibe to Louth, get your tickets quick!
BERNIE CLIFTON is one of the most original comedians around, Bernie’s engaging style and zany, visual humour have made him a star of pantomime, summer season, concert, cabaret, radio and television – as popular now as he was forty years ago. His most recent Television appearance was for ITV in the Hit Show “LAST LAUGH IN VEGAS” along with other luminaries including; Canon and Ball, Mick Miller, Su Pollard and Anita Harris.
Following an appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe the Guardian wrote…“Clifton is a certifiable genius…This warm uncynical lunatic in the funny suit is the spiritual father of Vic Reeves, Harry Hill and Johnny Vegas….He’s not just a nutter with a flightless-bird fixation. Au contraire: Clifton is God”.
Born on Merseyside, Bernie’s long time obsession with visual comedy stems from conversations with his mentor Les Dawson. Heeding Dawson’s wise advice, Bernie found continued success both in Cabaret, Theatre and Television to the ultimate high point, being chosen for the Royal Variety Show where the Queen was reported to be crying with laughter as he ran amok aboard his Ostrich. This led to many more TV appearances alongside a burgeoning career in all forms of light entertainment. His time aboard
the QE2 took him around the world several times where his visual humour transcended all language barriers.
Bernie was alongside Peter Kay in the ‘Amarillo’ video which went to number one and stayed there for several weeks and he recently hosted a Radio 4 special, I found a Tenor… Richard Tauber Revived, giving him an opportunity to reveal his oft neglected singing talent.
Apart from his weekly ‘Liveish’ show on Radio Sheffield and constant ‘gigging’, he plays trombone with the England Football Band and never misses a chance to take to the skies over his north Derbyshire home in his beloved Microlight.
He is currently finishing his autobiography and assembling material for a forthcoming album.
Hambledon Productions and Louth Riverhead Theatre Present
SCRATCH NIGHT 2018
Sunday 9th September 7.30pm
The hottest new writing event for Lincolnshire returns!
A Night of Comedy, Romance, Drama and Thrills!
The latest batch of local budding writers see a sample of their script brought to life by local actors at the Riverhead Theatre.
Every audience member gets to vote for their favourite play anonymously via a fun and interactive points system.
The play with the most votes will be performed as a full-scale production on behalf of Louth Playgoers and local professional theatre company Hambledon Productions in 2019.
The ‘Scratch Night’, which has asserted itself as arguably the most innovative, immersive and entertaining event on the theatre’s social calendar is returning for its fourth year and is the golden opportunity to have an active say in what you would like to see at your local theatre.
The event, which is open to all, is the culmination of a series of workshops held by local playwright John Hewer.
Bar open from 6.30pm, show 7.30pm
Tickets £5. Book on 01507 600350 (open Mon-Sat 10am-1pm) www.louthriverheadtheatre.com
The Milligan Papers presented by Hambledon Productions
Written by John Antrobus
20th and 21st September 7.30pm Tickets £12, Seniors and Students £10
Celebrating 100 years of Spike Milligan, this anarchic “Goon Show from the 1980’s”, written by his longstanding (someone fetch him a chair!) collaborator John Antrobus for BBC Radio, is a fresh, vibrant salute to one of the all-time geniuses of British comedy.
This spirited revival premiers from Hambledon Productions (Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show and Steptoe and Son) and is chock-full of zany, Milligan-esque humour. Revel in a surreal take on Jonah and the Whale, that “cake” elusive Pimpernel and the incredible case of the vanishing Flying Scotsman. All this – and less! – in The Milligan Papers.
We are delighted to welcome back once more our friends from the Band of the Yorkshire Volunteers who treat us every year to that special sound, pomp and ceremony only a military band can deliver.
Be prepared to wave your flags and join in!
Tickets are selling fast so don't miss out - click below to be taken to our online booking page.
Tickets £14, TheatreCards £13
1 in 4 presented by Unordinary Ensemble and Magna Vitae
Thursday 27th and Friday 28th September 7.00pm
His name is Martin
Martin hates rude people
Martin likes singing
Martin LOVES onion bhajis
Martin is a 1 in 4
And you can help Martin by…
Unordinary Ensemble are a group of individuals with a mental health condition living in our community. With the assistance from Katie and Lizzie from Magna Vitae, Unordinary Ensemble have created, devised, and directed 1 in 4.
Unordinary Ensemble are restless, they are craving change and they are inviting you to enter their minds…
Rowan McCabe, Door-to-Door Poetry
Wednesday 3rd October 7.30pm
Tickets £10, TheatreCards £8.50
What do you think would happen if you knocked on a stranger’s door and offered to write them a poem?
Two years ago Rowan McCabe became the world's first Door-to-Door Poet. Through a funny and thought-provoking mix of spoken word and theatre, find out about the people he met on his journey around the North East of England; from a council estate in Stockton, to a mosque in Newcastle; from his appearance on BBC Breakfast, to the most expensive properties in the region.
About community and loneliness, at the heart of it all lies a simple, yet vital question: Can we trust strangers?
“A must-see”- Tim Wells, Morning Star
“Fascinating, entertaining and uplifting”- Sunderland Echo
“Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling
Monday 8th - Saturday 13th OCTOBER 2018 7.30pm Nightly
Tickets £9.50, TheatreCards £8, Under 18s £5.00
Director – Ashley Stevens
Set in a beauty parlour in Louisiana, Clairee, Ousier, M’Lynn and Shelby – Truvy’s regular customers – and Annelle, her eager but inexperienced assistant, engage in small town gossip, running the gamut of the birth/marriage/death cycle. Turned into a film in 1989 starring Julia Roberts, Sally Field and Dolly Parton, this classic play will have you in both fits of laughter and tears as you become immersed in the comic yet turbulent lives of these southern women
Misadventures in Movie Locations
Thursday 18th October 2.30pm Afternoon Tea Tickets £6 to include free tea or coffee
Thursday 18th October 7.30pm also featuring a Quiz and Q&A session Tickets £9, TheatreCards £7.50
In the Footsteps of Heroes
With Guest Speaker Karl Bird
(Former Cruise Director with Carnival Cruise Lines)
Trekking solo in the footsteps of his childhood heroes on the big screen through almost 40 countries, Karl introduces a fascinating presentation of side-splitting tales and compelling stories based on his real life epic adventures. Featuring inside-movie secrets from such classics as Bridge on the River Kwai, Batman, James Bond, The Exotic Marigold Hotel, Avengers and many more.
Combined with a look behind the Iron Curtain, encounters with US Presidents, tigers and even the Dalai Lama, this will be an unforgettable event for all and especially for those who share a love of the movies and travel.
The Best of Bowie presented by Sweeney Entertainments
Performed by DAVID-LIVE
Saturday 20th October 2018 7.30pm
Tickets £20, TheatreCards £18.50
A Sincere and respectful dedication to David Bowie. With the band having had the present line-up for 10 years, David Live is an honest and insightful musical tribute which looks back over Bowie’s incredible musical legacy.
David Bowie, who died aged just 69 on 10th January 2016, had an immeasurable impact on music and popular culture and this show presents a sincere token of remembrance as frontman Charlie and his band of dedicated aficionados lovingly recreate a selection of Bowie favourites from throughout the years. Their attention to detail, both musically and visually, is impeccable.
‘The Best of Bowie’ is all about love and respect for the man Rolling Stone Magazine called “the greatest rock star ever".
“I saw [ DavidLive ] at Goodwood Revival and they were fantastic!"
Chris Evans BBC Radio 2
Land of the Dead Craft Workshop 23 and 24th October 10am- 3pm
Workshop Fee £30
In association with Sophie Watkinson from do-Dance
If you love the movie Coco and enjoy all things crafty then you will love this Land of the Dead Workshop during Halloween Half Term. Two fun filled days to celebrate the Day of the Dead by playing games, dancing to Mexican music, crafting colourful skulls and discovering the Land of the Dead for 6-11 year olds.
To Book a place please telephone Box Office on 01507 600350. Open Mon- Sat 10am-1pm.
Stories on a String Presented by Dotted Line Theatre & Polyglot Arts
Thursday 25th October Performances at 12noon and 3.30pm Workshop is 2pm
Tickets £7.00, Under 16s £5, Workshop Fee £5.00
Stories on a String brings the mysteries of the Amazon jungle to life through live Brazilian music, songs and puppetry, for ages 6+.
City girl Jacina must leave her Facebook-fuelled life to travel on a quest for her grandma, into the Amazon jungle. Her journey is full of surprises, as she encounters mythical creatures and discovers her family’s roots! But there’s no WiFi in the rain forest, so when her phone stops working, Jacina feels lost and afraid... She must rely on her eyes, her ears and her heart, as the creatures of the jungle reveal to her a new path and a way back home. Not every answer can be found in the technology in the palm of our hand!
Inspired by Literatura de Cordel, a style of poetry from Brazil recited with music and sold as an illustrated booklet on a string. Presented by Dotted Line Theatre and Polyglot Arts.
“Proof” by David Auburn
Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October 7.30pm nightly
Proof is an emotion driven drama evoking themes of mental health, mathematics and trust.
Catherine, the daughter of a brilliant yet troubled mathematician, is faced with the question; How much genius has she inherited… and how much insanity?
This performance, which brings to life David Auburn’s 2002 Pulitzer Prize winner, is being independently produced by a group of young and exciting performers. A fresh contemporary play like this one is not to be missed.
70 Shades Damper presented by MJS Productions
Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd November 7.30pm
The cast of '69 Shades of Beige' return with another fast-moving, character swapping, comedy feast later this year. MJS Productions is making a bit of selling out their slick shows, so be quick to grab a ticket and delve into the lives of an all new high-octane set of characters, guaranteed to provide an excellent night of theatre in their own inimitable style.
“Little Shop Of Horrors” by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
Monday 5th - Saturday 10th NOVEMBER 2018 7.30pm Nightly
Tickets £12.50, TheatreCards £11, Under 18s £6.00
Director – Susan Munro
Musical Director – Joel Browne
Assistant Director - Michelle Browne
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatregoers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. In this gleefully gruesome musical which has made audiences scream with laughter, Seymour, a poor florist's assistant, allows his craving for fame and fortune to seduce him into playing nursemaid to a man-eating plant he names "Audrey II” This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it BLOOD. Goings-on surrounding the growing plant's demand for more, more, MORE are accompanied by witty parodies of Sixties music including such classics as “Suddenly Seymour” “Somewhere That’s Green” and of course the title song. Remember whatever you do, DON’T FEED THE PLANT!
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, presented by Hotbuckle Productions
Wednesday 14th November 7.30pm
Tickets £12 TheatreCards £10.50
Following the success of Wuthering Heights, “… beautifully handled … this is the company’s best yet” BBC Radio Shropshire, and Far From the Madding Crowd, “… a magical production” The Stage, Hotbuckle bring their inventiveness, humour and unique magic to Brontë’s compelling tale
"Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! — I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart!"
The young, orphaned Jane meets with cruelty at the hands of her Aunt and then at the school to which she is banished. She eventually finds her freedom and becomes a governess to the daughter of the enigmatic Mr Rochester at Thornfield Hall. As Jane and Rochester’s relationship grows, it is overshadowed by doubt, dark shadows and terrible secrets and she must choose between passion and reason.
Ahead of it’s time
"Go and see the remarkable adaptation of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights by Adrian Preater and the totally absorbing performance of Hotbuckle Productions ....a virtuoso performance by four outstanding actors." Ashley Ray, The Down Recorder.
"….The play’s sudden swings of mood from tenderness to rumbustiousness are beautifully handled and the whole production is wonderfully disciplined. ...This is the company’s best yet.” Chris Eldon Lee, BBC Radio Shropshire
Following Persuasion –‘a magical production’ (The Stage) - and Far From the Madding Crowd - ‘exceptionally slick, beautifully acted’ (BBC Radio Shropshire) -Hotbuckle bring their unique magic to this powerful and emotional story.
Cool Vintage Afternoon Tea Concert
Thursday 15th November 2.30pm
Cool Vintage, the group with a musical twist !
Cool Vintage play music through the decades for you to listen to, join in with the singing and even have a little impromptu dance!
Tracy, Patrick,Tim and Pat are experienced musicians rocking you through the 50’s right up to their current noughties numbers.
Join us for a fun-filled musical afternoon with a cuppa and a laugh.
I Got Gershwin presented by Robert Habermann
Thursday 15th November 2018 7.30pm
Tickets £12.50, TheatreCards £11.00
Award winning singer Robert Habermann returns to Louth to present his unique program of the life of song composer George Gershwin, singing thirty of Gershwin’s great songs, and telling the story of this remarkable composer’s career. Gershwin was born in 1899 in the lower Westside of New York, starting out as a song plugger in a music publishing house, writing his first major huge hit "SWANEE" in twenty minutes on a bus In 1919! Then In 1924 collaborating with his older brother Ira, to write a huge number classic songs for Broadway and Hollywood, for the Broadway stars of the day , Fred Astaire, Gertrude Lawrence and Ethel Merman. This included such hits as: I Got Rhythm, Someone To Watch Over Me, Fascinating Rhythm, and They Can't Take That Away From Me.
" I GOT GERSHWIN" also features excerpts from his opera “Porgy And Bess”, which included the immortal song ‘Summertime’. An excerpt from Gershwin's masterpiece “Rhapsody In Blue”, written in 1924 at the request of Paul Whitman, is also included.
This is the full story of a musical genius who suddenly died at the young age of 38 at the very height of his career. Robert tells the full story and also talks about his special meeting with George’s younger sister, Frances Gershwin.
“I GOT GERSHWIN” was first performed at London’s Royal Festival Hall to celebrate the centenary of George Gershwin's birth.
Award winning singer Robert Habermann was discovered by legendary American singers Margaret Whiting and Kay Starr. Winner of the coveted MAC Award for best international Performer in New York, Robert was the first UK singer to present a show about Frank Sinatra celebrating ‘Ol Blue Eyes’ 80th birthday at the Royal Festival Hall in 1995. Robert performed his unique story book shows throughout the United Kingdom to universal acclaim and was very warmly received at The Riverhead Theatre last year.
Robert performs in the UK and U.S.A, appearing regularly at London Royal Albert Hall, Theatre Royal Windsor, Millfield Arts Enfield Centre and many other venues.
Robert was voted Best International Performer by the prestigious Manhattan Association of Cabarets of New York.
The Musical Director for this show is Trevor Brown, who was MD for many great recording artists including: Shirley Bassey, Michael Barrymore and TV show POP IDOL and many Royal Variety shows
You can contact Robert via his website roberthabermann.net
Saturday 17th November 7.30pm
Tickets £10 Adults and £8 Under 16s
On the Saturday following Remembrance Day we present a night of music to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and future generations.. With many a memorable song that will even get you singing along including ‘Over The Rainbow’, “We’ll Meet Again’ and “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree”. All concluding with 'The Last Post' and two minutes silence.
Come along and be thoroughly entertained and wear your poppies with pride.
All profits from this performance will be donated to 'The Royal British Legion'.
Organised by Adam Barter who has been an avid supporter of the British Legion and has played the Last Post at Louth Remembrance Sunday for the past 16 years
Assisted by Jamie Harris and Musically Directed by Keith Weston
Robin Windsor: The All Fun Farewell Tour
Sunday 18th November 2.30pm and 7.30pm
One of Strictly’s favourite professional dancers...
This autumn sees one of BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s favourite professionals, Robin Windsor, as he heads out on tour for the very last time!
Robin has decided to hang up his dancing shoes after a long and successful career, and he can’t wait to flaunt his artistry for you one last time!
As well as appearing on the hit T.V show for five years, the professional dancer has also performed all over the world in shows ‘Burn the Floor’, including on Broadway and the West End, ‘Keep Dancing’, and most recently ‘Dance to the Music’ with Kristina Rihanoff.
Expect lots of amazing dance routines, fun, cheeky chat and plenty of sparkles in this incredible action packed extravaganza that reflects Robin’s energetic personality! He will take you on a journey through his most memorable performances of his dance career with his team of professional dancers.
Robin’s dream for the future is to get everyone around the country dancing, because, he says, ultimately it makes everyone happy!
Performances at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Tickets £26, TheatreCard £25, Under 18 £25
Special Meet and Greet Tickets £46 These are limited and can only be booked via the Box Office and not online Meet and Greet will start at 1pm and 6pm for each performance respectively.
The NewGrass Cutters Band
Saturday 24th November 2018 7.30pm
Tickets £15.00 TheatreCards £13.50
The NewGrass Cutters is a four piece progressive ‘NewGrass’ band who play arrangements of some of the greatest contemporary and classic songs. The Band play highly original versions of some of the best-known rock and pop songs from the last 50 years, the arrangements combined with their four part vocal harmonies are simply brilliant. Pete Brown, Phil Capaldi, Richard Collins and Andy Crowdy are all veterans of the UK Music Scene and have worked with many big names. The Big fans of the band already include guitar legend Albert Lee, Amen Corner's Andy Fairweather-Low, Chas 'n' Dave plus Fairport Convention's Dave Peg who invited the NewGrass Cutters to play at the internationally renowned Cropredy Festival. The NewGrass Cutters' performance there was a sensation with 20,000 folk fans grinning and cheering as they danced to the band's unique banjo, lap steel, mandolin, bass and percussion version of classics like 'Too Much Too Young', 'Good Vibrations', 'Born to be Wild', 'Voodoo Chile' and 'Listen to the Music'
What is unusual is that all four band members can sing in different styles so there are some quality vocal harmonies as well as some really original arrangements. Pete Brown and Phil Capaldi are the lead singers and with Richard and Andy joining in, the four-part vocal harmonies are one of the real strengths of the band. The arrangements are imaginative too. The band call their style of music ‘Newgrass’- basically it is their own interpretations of top quality songs with a touch of Bluegrass. They have received some great testimonials from other artists:
Albert Lee – “I have to say I am very impressed. I love this music. Great playing and interesting song choices.”
Dave Pegg – “Triffic playing and tasty arrangements with vocals and energy to match.”
Andy Fairweather Low – “New…you bet! New life into great songs, with great playing and singing. Fabulous choice of songs, its music doing only what music can…. what a great idea…what a great band.”
Dave Peacock - “Great singing’ great playing’, great repertoire, this band’s got the lot, it’s kinda new grass yet something else and they really are something else”.
Pete Brown – Lead vocals, Lapsteel, Mandolin - Pete started his career playing guitar with his Dad Joe Brown at the tender age of 15 and went on to produce the multimillion selling “Stop” with his sister Sam Brown. Over the years he has worked with many top artists live and in the studio including Deep Purple, Dave Gilmour, George Harrison, Dusty Springfield, Edwin Star, Sade, Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, Courtney Pine, Status Quo, Everything but the Girl and the specials to name but a few.
Phil Capaldi – Lead vocals, Drums, Percussion - Phil started his career playing in his brothers (Jim Capaldi - Traffic) band “The Contenders” as vocalist/percussionist. Over his career spanning 40 years Phil has worked and toured with many top artists from the UK and USA including Dave Edmunds, Steve Winwood, Status Quo, Bill Wyman, Dave Peacock, Henry Gross, the Nashville Super Pickers, Burrito Brothers, Don Gibson, Raymond Froggatt and many more. Phil has for the last 25 years been performing in Joe Browns touring and recording band as the drummer/percussionist/vocalist.
Richard Collins – Banjo, Mandolin, backing vocals - Richard is a leading light of the UK Bluegrass scene, a three times winner of the UK Banjo championships, he has toured with many British and American artists and for the last few years has been playing in Joe Browns touring band. Richard also performs with classical mandolin ensemble, The Mandolinquents and has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Andy Crowdy – Double bass, backing vocals - Andy Crowdy is a well known and highly rated bass player on the UK jazz scene. He has performed with many UK players (Garry Potter, Dis Dizley, Clark Tracy, Alan Barnes and Tina May to name a few). Andy combines an incredible sense of rhythm and rive with a lyrical musicality which comes to the fore in his solos. Andy has a love of many musical styles leading him to playing rock, blues, folk and pop.
Tickets £15, Theatrecards £13.50
Christmas Bingo brought to you by Friends of Louth Playgoers
Sunday 25th November
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.
Christmas Double Bill
“Twas The Night Before Christmas” by Ken Ludwig and “LPS Christmas Spectacular”
Tuesday 4th - Saturday 8th DECEMBER 2018 7pm Nightly also Saturday 2pm Matinee
Tickets £9.50, TheatreCards £8, Under 18s £5.00
Director – Frances Brindle
Assistant Director - Kerry Ward
Choreography - Beve Tooze
Musical Director - Matthew Jeffery
Act 1 “Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." But wait! A mouse is stirring - because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say "Merry Christmas!", we're off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer.
Act 2 is full of Christmas song, dance and cheer. This will be a step up from the Christmas Concert of 2015 which was a sell out success. Also featuring Elite Academy of Dance, this production will be full of sparkle and shine and festive frolics to truly get you into the Christmas Spirit.
Kindly Sponsored by The Woolpack, Louth
Blaze Afternoon Tea Concert
Thursday 13th December 2.30pm
A pre-Christmas treat here at the Riverhead Theatre. Blaze Theatre perform Christmas favourites and songs from the musicals in this afternoon show. Blaze Theatre from Grimsby, are regulars at the Riverhead Theatre, with recent sell-out performances of Les Miserables and Sweeney Todd and this summer’s hotly anticipated West Side Story. They always deliver a wonderful show, so were the obvious choice for a pre-Christmas knees up! So come and join us, and enjoy a free tea or coffee and mince pie in the interval!
The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness! Presented by Squashbox Theatre
Friday 14th December 7pm
Tickets £8.50, Under 16s £5, TheatreCards £7
Squashbox Theatre's new show is a celebration of everything Christmassy, from fir trees, fairy lights, sleigh bells and snowflakes to crackers, carols, presents and puddings!
Meet a snowman who lives in the fridge, try and spot some naughty elves, play hunt the brussel sprout, endure the world’s worst Christmas jumper and gaze at the “beautiful” Christmas fairy...
Learn about Yuletide traditions old and new, hear the story of the first Christmas Tree and even explore some festive science.
The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness! is an over-stuffed stocking of seasonal surprises crammed with puppets, songs, quizzes and comedy, and over-flowing with crazy characters, silly slapstick, tall tales and fantastic facts - all presented in that unique Squashbox style!
“Craig has a huge sense of joy and fun that is as inspiring as it is infectious. An engaging entertainer to be treasured." The Cornishman
Christmas with STEPTOE AND SON Presented by Hambledon Productions
Saturday 15th December 2018 7.30pm
Tickets £12, Seniors and Students £10
Hambledon Productions proudly present Ray Galton and Alan Simpson’s Christmas With STEPTOE AND SON. Adapted by John Hewer
Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without some classic, festive sitcom comedy so why not make a visit to 26 Oil Drum Lane, Shepherd’s Bush to catch up with the nation’s favourite rag-and-bone-men and indulge in their yuletide misadventures!
Albert and Harold – united by blood, divided over everything else – seem doomed to spend Christmas in each other’s company. But Harold has his flights of fancy… including a flight he fancies abroad as well as to throw the biggest Christmas party London’s ever seen! His “dirty old man” Albert, of course, has other ideas… I mean, who wouldn’t want to spend Christmas at Mrs. Clifford’s B&B in Bognor Regis anyway??
These much-loved episodes from Ray Galton and Alan Simpson have been freshly adapted for the stage and are presented by Hambledon Productions – the company behind the recent sell-out successes’ “Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show” and “Steptoe and Son”.
Nutcracker Craft Workshop
Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd January 2019 10am- 3pm
Workshop Fee £30
In association with Sophie Watkinson from do-Dance
Step into a strange and mysterious parallel world this Christmas Holiday. Join us for two fun filled days as we explore the Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Enjoy playing games, making dances, and getting crafty with the Nutcracker for 6-11 year olds.
To Book a place please telephone Box Office on 01507 600350. Open Mon- Sat 10am-1pm.
“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, TheatrecCards £11, Under 18s £8.00
Directors– Laura Harris and Sophie Grundy-Holmes
Musical Director – Joel Browne
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!!
Jack and The Beanstalk is kindly sponsored by NT Shaw of Louth.
Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect presented by makin projects in association with Andrew Roach Talent
Thursday 24th January 7.30pm
Tickets £12, TheatreCards £10.50
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
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
“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
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.
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.
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
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
New London Opera Group Spring Concert
Saturday 23rd February 2019
Tickets £14, TheatreCards £12.50
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.
“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
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)
ELO Again - The Ultimate Electric Light Orchestra Tribute Show
Saturday 30th March 7.30pm
Tickets £20, TheatreCards £18.50
The British Rock group The Electric Light Orchestra epitomised the 70s with their unique symphonic rock style and unforgettable classics. Pop masterpieces such as Mr Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing, Turn to Stone, Sweet Talking Woman, Shine A Little Love, Hold On Tight, Confusion, Evil Woman, Telephone Line, Don’t Bring Me Down...to name just a few.
NOW YOU CAN RE-LIVE the amazing sounds of the Electric Light Orchestra in the form of the World’s No. 1 ELO Tribute Show A NIGHT OF ELO performed by ELO AGAIN
They have re-created the sound of the Electric Light Orchestra and they will have you rocking in the aisles and re-living your musical heritage in this fantastic production. They accurately perform the great ELO classics that are still dear to millions of music lovers worldwide.
No doubt about it, the music of the Electric Light Orchestra has stood the test of time....and now it’s your time to re-live that classic sound again with the ultimate ELO
tribute ‘ELO AGAIN‘
Easter Bingo brought to you by Friends of Louth Playgoers
Sunday 7th April 2019
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.
“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
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.
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.
“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
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!
Our Day Out by Willy Russell Saturday 14th July Performance at 7pm
Tickets £6 Adults, £4 Under 16s
When Mrs Kay's 'Progress Class' are unleashed for a day's coach trip to Conway Castle in Wales, it is an exuberant celebration of the joys and agonies of growing up and being footloose, fourteen and free from school. But this is more than a romp - it points up the depressing present and empty future for these comprehensive no-hopers from the backstreets of an inner city, for whom a day out is as much as they can expect out of life.
This show is performed by the Senior group of the Riverhead Youth Theatre
WARNING: Contains mild profanities
do-dance's Summer Showcase is a celebration of all the hardwork do-dancer's have put in over the past year. In it's 4th Year now, do-dancer's aged from 4 to 80+ will take to the stage in a variety of styles. Including performances by the Creative Youth Dance Programme, Local Schools, Energise and Beats.
Tickets £5.50 / Under 16 £3.50
Presented by Blaze Youth Music Theatre
Blaze’s annual visit is quickly establishing itself as one of the must-see events of our calendar and audiences have been eagerly awaiting their fifth visit to Louth.
This year they bring us West Side Story, a musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang member falls in love with a rival's sister.
All tickets £9 - Tickets will sell fast so book soon!
The Local Heroes Rock Guitar Tribute Show presents some of the finest moments in the last 50 years of popular music.
A fully live 5 piece band featuring the music of Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac and Dire Straits.
Starting with two awesome tunes from the legendary Bluesbreakers line up, moving into Cream, Derek and the Dominoes and Clapton's solo career.
Moving onto the Fleetwood Mac early period, as well as including songs from their seminal album 'Rumours'.
And finally finishing with a rousing set of Dire Straits classics and No Dire Straits tribute would be complete without a full 11 minute live version of Sultans of Swing to round off the night.
All in all, some of the best guitar based music ever written. All played completely live. A show not to be missed!
Tickets £15.00, Under 18s £12.00
From the team that brought you "Songs We've Always Wanted To Sing" and "Once Upon A Time" Louth Playgoers return for the 4th year running for another performance full of fantastic song, dance and fun.
This year, "Musical Memories - Through The Decades" will take you on a magical journey through the wonderful world of musical theatre. Beginning with popular songs from the 1940s, taking in all your favourites from every decade, all the way through to the 2010s. It promises to be another foot tapping musical extravaganza for all ages to enjoy.
The summer concerts always sell out quickly so make sure you secure your seat for the concert event of the year.
Tickets £11 / Under 18s £7 - TheatreCards £10 / Under 18s £6
By WS Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan
The dragoons love the maidens …
The maidens love Bunthorne …
Bunthorne loves Patience …
Patience loves Grosvenor …
Grosvenor loves …… himself!
For their annual Summer visit to Louth the New London Opera Group are delighted to present a new production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious satire on artistic pretension, love and the pursuit of fame.
Patience tells the story of two poets who are rivals for the attentions of the eponymous
dairymaid. Since its première in 1881, Patience has remained popular and relevant, even though the aesthetic movement of Oscar Wilde and his circle has disappeared. This new production, from the team that brought the recent successful productions of The Yeomen of the Guard, The Grand Duke and Trial by Jury promises a wonderful evening of music, mirth and midsummer madness!
Tickets £14 / TheatreCards £13
New to the Riverhead and hopefully regular visitors, Knights of Comedy bring us an evening of laughter... just what we all need!
Headliner - Larry Dean
Larry is an award-winning comedian and writer from Glasgow who started his career in 2008; in 2013 he was named Scottish Comedian of the Year and in 2015 he was nominated for best newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. As seen on Live at the Apollo.
Compère - Danny Sutcliffe
Danny has won Funhouse Champion of champions, off the rails comedian of the year, rock radio comedian of the year
Opening Act - Rob Mulholland
Rob has won several awards including Funhouse Comedy champion of champions, Beat the Frog World Series champion and Hilarity Bites new act of the year
Also - Simon Lomas
Simon Lomas has only been doing comedy a couple of years and he has already won a
whole host of awards!
Mark Briggs – Keyboard
James Kinsella – Tenor
Peter Black – Virtuoso Guitarist
With David Roy-Martin – Bass-Baritone
And Robert Thompson – Piano
James (Seamus) Kinsella.
London based Irish Tenor, James (Seamus) Kinsella, is a versatile performer with a diverse
repertoire that includes Opera, Musicals, Popular Songs and Irish Ballads
Virtuoso Guitarist Peter Black is a classically trained guitarist from London who was featured as a finalist on Sky TV’s talent show, Guitar Star, in 2015.
Tickets £12 / TheatreCard £11
From our annual Scriptwriting Workshop
This year’s production “HIM”
An Extra-Terrestrial Comedy-Drama by Gemma Owen-Kendall
Danny is not all he seems to be and Kim is curious to know more about him, and she’s not the only one… Lifelong friends, the pressure is mounting for Danny to either stand and fight or run.
With emotions running high, it’s only a matter of time before the government catches up with him. Will Danny let his feelings take control? Will Kim get the man she loves and thereby truly find out who, or what, Danny really is? This engaging new sci-fi comedy-drama was the winning script at Scratch Night 2017 and is set to be another long-anticipated slice of new writing from Hambledon Productions and Louth Playgoers.
Steve Walker’s Big Swing Band rolls out the red carpet this summer, with their brand new show ‘At The Movies’. Following their previous sell-outs shows at the Riverhead Theatre, this new show is an exhilarating musical roller coaster through some of your big screen favourites. Fronting the band, and hosting your evening, Steve is one of the UK’s most exciting and talented trumpet players. He, along with 17 equally passionate musicians guarantee this will be a night to remember!
Tickets £13 / TheatreCard £12
Presented by Barmpot Theatre
Performances at 11am or 1pm
A fun-filled show about the Internet for 3-8 year olds and their grown ups, based on the best-selling picture book by Stuart Spendlow, illustrated by Amy Bradley.
Sophie reads about an exciting creature called a Penguinpig on the Internet. Filled with delight and intrigue she sets off alone on an adventure to find the adorable creature, leading her to the Zoo. But what will she find inside?
A cautionary tale told through puppetry offering a fun-filled show that is both educational and highly entertaining.
A story that is accessible on many levels, Penguinpig has plenty of engaging charm whilst carrying an important message for older children to consider with their grown-ups.
Check out the Trailer here: https://youtu.be/VXsjK3mGYU0
“I've been humming Penguinpig songs to myself since” Uttoxeter Advertiser
“The perfect outing for children” Horncastle News
"The most engaged my children have ever been at the theatre" Parent after performance at Little Angel Theatre, London
To find Barmpot Theatre:
Twitter: @BarmpotTheatre #Penguinpig
Tickets £7 Adults £5 Juniors (Under 14)
Join us on Bank Holiday Monday for some treasure hunting fun whatever the weather! The Cafe will be open, and you can pay your entry fee for the Treasure Hunt on the door.
Leapin' Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes centre-stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals.
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow."
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Annie is the perfect family-friendly musical
No performance on Sunday 20 May
This show is kindly sponsored by ALLINSON - www.allinsonprint.com
Tickets £12 / Under 18s £6 / TheatreCard £11 / Under 18s £5
Presented by MJS PRODUCTIONS Written & Directed by Matt Sargent
Meet Brad; sex addict and self-labelled sexual God! Bored with life, bored with marital humdrum, he sets up a Swingers club with hilarious, ridiculous and catastrophic consequences. Some join the club unwillingly, some unknowingly and some with a definite goal in mind.
As well as the mad cap situations, the clever one liners and the ensuing chaos, the range of characters within this orgasmic comedy is broad, from the cutting Angela, the chauvinistic Lionel, the simple but loveable Darren and Sharon and who could forget Norman and his ever-suffering wife desperate for a bit of the other.
Swingers (previously called Orgasm) enjoyed a sell-out, extended run at the Caxton Theatre in Grimsby 9 years ago, and now is embarking on a tour. MJS Productions last brought us ‘the 69 Shades of Beige’, ‘Teechers’ and ‘Shakers’ so we are very excited that ‘Swingers’ is coming our way.
A little bit naughty, a little but rude….but certainly not crude – Orgasm is one not to be missed.
Presented by David Roy-Martin and Robert Thompson
David Roy-Martin - Bass Baritone
David is classically trained and studied in London with the renowned Welsh Soprano Iona Jones. Under her direction he won many accolades.
Robert Thompson – Pianist
Robert W. Thompson is a classical pianist who studied under Professor Graeme Humphrey, Royal Academy of Music
Mark Walsh – Ukulele/Banjo/comedian
Born in London in 1986, Comedian and Musician Mark Walsh has been working on stage from a very early age with big names such as Danny La Rue and Dame Barbara Windsor.
Alan Simmons - Ventriloquist
Alan began his ventriloquial career as a ten year old boy and with his brother Keith turned professional. Alan was delighted to perform for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Birthday.
Julia Burnett – Singer
Julia is an all round entertainer. Her career has spanned the West End, Film, Radio, Theatre and Caberet, appearing alongside such luminaries as Petula Clark, Sir Norman Wisdom and Roy Hudd.
Mark Briggs – Pianist
Internationally acclaimed Concert Pianist, have toured extensively throughout the world.
Worked with the James Last Orchestra for 3 years, also Tony Bennett, Michael Ball, Sheila Fergusson to name a few.
Sheila Harrod - Whistler
World Champion Whistler who worked many parts of the world.
Teamed up with Mark about 5 years ago to form “Whistling Keys”- a duo with a difference!
Tickets £12 TheatreCard £11
Lightning. Heights. Raw Meat. Bears. Knives. Spiders… and death, obviously..
Casket Case is a show about our fear of death, dying and being dead. It’s about Jozey, who doesn’t really do anything that could possibly, even slightly, increase her risk of dying. Not even putting salt on her chips. Madness.
Her anxieties are spiraling out of control and her friends are faced with just two options - kill, or cure. Casket Case is part story, part cabaret, part totally morbid curiosity. After all, none of us are getting out of here alive.
Supported by public funding from Arts Council England and commissioned by Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.
Photos by Leo Dawson
A Louth based Celtic folk band and the band members are Andy Nisbet, vocals and percussion, Patrick Purves, vocals, melodeon, pipes, harmonica and spoons, Stu Hunter, vocals, mandolin, banjo and mandola, Fiona Radford vocals flute and recorders, and Nick O’Farrell, vocals and guitar.
Come along and enjoy an afternoon of great music with complimentary tea or coffee in
Step into Wonderland this Easter Holiday to explore Lewis Carroll's ‘Alice in Wonderland’.
Workshop run by do-dance in association with Louth Playgoers.
Tues 10th & Wed 11th April
Get creative, get crafty, and join in the adventure as we do arts, crafts, dance and games. Join us for two fun-filled days in Wonderland for 6-11 year olds. There are more themed workshops every half term to discover.
Workshop fee: £20
This play adapted from an original story by Henry James will appeal to all lovers of thrillers and ghost stories.
Shortly after Miss Grey, a governess, arrives at Bly to take charge of Flora and Miles she sees the ghosts of the former valet and governess; it is the children they want! She determines to save the children from destruction and damnation at the hands of these 'devils'.
Ahoy there me hearties!
Join us on a magical voyage of fun and adventure to the legendary Treasure Island.
Packed full of puppets, magic, comedy, song and illusions, this is a perfect treat for all the family.
Jimmy Hawkins is drawn into a world of swashbuckling excitement brimming with buccaneers and buried gold as he sets sail to Treasure Island.
Join our hilarious and colourful characters: Jimmy, Molly, Hetty and their puppet friends as we set sail on this hilarious adventure to seek out this lost island and recover the treasure!
Watch out for the cunning pirate Long John Silver and his wise cracking, talking toucan, who cause mischief, mayhem and even mutiny along the way!
All aboard for this madcap adventure with something for all the family! Yo ho ho and a barrel of fun!
Tickets: £9 / TheatreCard £8 / Under 16s £6
Make sure you see the great blues rock guitarist Chantel McGregor for yourself! The highly decorated musician has been bestowed many titles as voted for at the British Blues Awards such as Young Artist Of The Year, Best Female Vocalist twice and Guitarist Of The Year twice.
She is accompanied by her band which includes drummer Keith McPartling and Colin Sutton on Bass.
McGregor began playing on a half sized acoustic guitar from the incredibly young age of three years old. As a child she realised that not only were electric guitars easy to play but they also made considerably more noise. Developing her talents through her lessons, she was jamming at the Melborn Hotel in her hometown of Bradford by the age of twelve.
Recognised as a child prodigy, she was approached by interested labels at the age of fourteen who were quick to try and change her style of singing, insinuating that she would be too intimidating towards a listening male audience - a suggestion that she cared little for and she continued to develop her own unique voice on her own terms.
Her debut album Like No Other was released by the label Tis Rock Music in 2011 and was produced by Livingston Brown (Shakira, Ed Sheeran, Kylie Minogue and Corinne Bailey Rae). It was followed in 2015 by her second outstanding album Lose Control which also saw Brown return for production duties.
REVIVAL™ pay tribute to one of history's most iconic bands.
The show covers a 'high octane' sequence of the greatest ABBA Hits, including a selection of emotion packed ballads, a superb 'unplugged' sing-along section before building towards an epic grand finale
The band's full-featured show encapsulates a true sound of ABBA, accurately reproducing hit after hit of classic pop sounds
Tickets: £18 / TheatreCard £17
Based on the popular TV series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, this stage version of Hi-De-Hi is 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!
Tickets: £8.50 / Under 18s £5
TheatreCard £7.50 / Under 18s £4
Tonight, a little bit of Paris comes to your home town..
Blending suave tones with natural charm and sophistication, Gabrielle is delighted to meet new audiences and old friends on her fourth UK Tour. Singing in her native French and in English, she performs iconic songs by the likes of Edith Piaf, Michel Legrand, Jacques Brel and Astor Piazzolla, plus her own original numbers. With an authentic band including accordion and guitar, her music is elegant, emotional and wonderfully evocative.
Tonight, Gabrielle invites you to experience the Parisian joie de vivre through her music. From "The Windmills of your Mind" to "Libertango", you will have "No Regrets".
‘Charismatic and sophisticated … leaving audiences spellbound in her wake’ – Jazz FM
Gabrielle Ducomble is a vocalist who, in 2003, reached the final of French “Pop Idol” and then studied jazz at the Guildhall in London She is performing with her own quintet and big band in addition to touring, television and radio appearances.
Gabrielle has performed at top London venues, from intimate jazz clubs to concert halls. She sang with the Aurora Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall - Southbank Centre, at Ronnie Scott’s, The Royal Albert Hall, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho and Hideaway.
At St James Theatre, she played to great acclaim twice at the EFG London Jazz Festival and for its Jazz Divas series. She also sang at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.
She has recorded three albums and completed three UK tours, gathering fans in jazz clubs, theatres and arts centres from Wakefield to St Ives. Further afield, she has performed in Europe and the US.
Gabrielle received rave reviews for her two special shows in 2015 and 2016, "The Music of Michel Legrand" and “Claude Nougaro”.
‘An astonishingly beautiful voice’ – Emma Freud, Radio 4 Loose Ends
‘Wow… just wow’ – Sebastian Scotney, London Jazz News
“Parfait” Jazz in Europe
Tickets: £10 / TheatreCard £9
A New Writers’ Sketch Show presented by Dressing Room 5
From blundering magicians to unconventional game shows; from dancing zombies to a contentious mother-in-law
Here, There and Everywhere brings you a series of rollicking, original sketches authored by the local Dressing Room 5 writers’ group. This fresh, new show has you laughing from start to finish, knows how to touch the heart, and is guaranteed to entertain all.