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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 Julie McLelland and The Band from County Hell
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

Julie McLelland and The Band from County Hell

Julie McLelland and The Band From County Hell

Saturday 5th October 7.30pm

Tickets £12, Seniors, Students and Under 16s £10

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The Band From County Hell are an original celtic folk band with 7 critically acclaimed albums, published works with Cherry Red Records and over 2000 live performances as part of their history. Live gigs have seen them play from the smallest of venues to outside arenas and most notably their own show at The London Palladium. They have appeared with bands such as The Levellers, The Stranglers, UB40 and have supported Stiff Little Fingers, Hayseed Dixie, The Beat and most recently, New Model Army on national tour dates.

Major festivals appearances include Wychwood Festival, Rhythm Festival, Weyfest, The Bearded Theory Festival, Galtres, The Acoustic Festival of Great Britain and The Great British Folk Festival, amongst many others.

In 2017 BFCH won the public vote at The Great British Folk Festival for the best ‘new act’ which saw them play on the main stage to a capacity crowd.

In 2019 BFCH are invited to headline Stramash as part of The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

“These guys instrumentally are so good as a unit, then you add the vocals of Joolz McLelland and you have the perfect Celtic Combo.” - Ian Usher live review from The Bodega, Nottingham

“Gritty, passionate and appealing original compositions” - RocknReel

“Great tunes, great humour, great performers” - Andrew Lock, The Leamington Spa Courier

“Great choice of band to get the crowd going at Wychwood Festival” - Americana UK

“A band few could walk past... drawing a large crowd and a full dance floor” - efestivals & Northern Sky Magazine review of The Great British Folk Festival

www.bfch.co.uk

www.facebook.com/bandfromcountyhell

Twitter: @bfchofficial

Email: celticartists@aol.com

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Count Dracula
Oct
7
to Oct 12

Count Dracula

Count Dracula written by Ted Tiller

Directed by Pamela Whalley

Monday 7th - Saturday 12th October

Tickets £9.50, Under 18s £5.00, TheatreCard Holders £8.00,

Monday all tickets £5.50

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A new and witty version of the classic story of the suave vampire from Transylvania.  His passion is sinking his teeth into the throats of beautiful young ladies. Featuring special effects and mysterious disappearances. Truly terrifying, Come if you Dare!

Kindly sponsored by NT Shaw of Louth



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

Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss - Between 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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Cool Vintage Afternoon Tea Concert
Oct
17
2:30 PM14:30

Cool Vintage Afternoon Tea Concert

Cool Vintage Afternoon Tea Concert

Thursday 17th  October 2.30pm

Tickets £6.50

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Cool Vintage are back for their second Afternoon Tea Concert!

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.




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The Immigrant
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

The Immigrant

The Immigrant

Friday 18th October 7.30pm

Tickets £12.50 TheatreCards £11.00

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“Beautifully timed buffoonery...skills honed to perfection”-The Oxford Times.

A hilarious and heartwarming slapstick comedy inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s original film.This delightful show tells the story of people starting a new life in the West today. It is based on hundreds of accounts of what it is like to come to live in a strange country and trying to fit in when you stand out. Chaplin’s film was released in 1917, exactly one hundred years before the US passed the most controversial immigration policy in recent history. Chris Michael has captured the spirit of the original film and re-worked the content to tell a story of modern times. Chris Michael has worked as a professional visual comedian all over the UK for nineteen years performing over 4000 shows! He has worked in theatre, circus, cabaret, festivals and in schools. In 2000 he was the first clown to perform with the renowned Gifford’s Circus. In 2012 he released a series of short films called “The Silly Seasons” which have been shown in film festivals all over the world.

The show is fully accessible for deaf audiences.



“A really tight, beautifully crafted, laugh-out-loud piece which held a packed audience for over an hour without speaking a word. Excellent.” - Jeremy Spafford, Artistic Director , Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford

“Their work as both individuals and an ensemble was outstanding.” - Mark Tattersall, Artistic Director, Dorchester Arts Centre



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Bartek Dabrowski - Guitarist
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Bartek Dabrowski - Guitarist

Saturday 19th October 7.30pm

Tickets £9.50 TheatreCards £8.00

Bartek Dabrowski is a classical guitarist from Gliwice, Poland whose finger-picking playing style and emotive soundtracks create powerful and immersive musical experiences. Bartek’s musical journey began as a young child in kindergarten, later followed by several years of practice at music school.

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However, he soon encountered a period of creative block, hardship and life circumstances which prevented him from playing the guitar. This barren period went on to last 7 years!It was only after his arrival in the UK (in 2013) that Bartek was able to pick up the guitar once more. Revitalised and full of new inspirations, Bartek discovered that he could develop and pursue his love of guitar through performing / busking, drawing on his life experiences to create powerful and emotive soundtracks.Since his return to music, Bartek has gone on to release 2 instrumental albums; Escape to the Happiness, which documents his journey back to music, and Balance, a soundscape through self-discovery and personal growth. He has also established himself as a must-see performer. With awe-inspiring improvisational skills and heartfelt melodies, Bartek is able to create a unique and immersive musical experience for his audience with each performance. Currently, Bartek spends his time travelling throughout the UK and Europe, spreading positive energy and sharing his passion for music through performances and busking.The result of his life experiences has made Bartek a unique musician with a genre of his own, which is as individual as he is. Bartek would love for you to become a part of his ever-evolving musical journey. Are you ready?

See a sample of Bartek’s performance here:

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Sid’s Time to Play Starring Sid from CBeebies
Oct
22
12:30 PM12:30

Sid’s Time to Play Starring Sid from CBeebies

Sid’s Time to Play Starring Sid from CBeebies

Tuesday 22nd October 12.30pm

Tickets £11.00, TheatreCards and Under 16s £9.50

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Sid’s Time To Play is the must see, or rather must ‘do’ jam-packed 45 minute live games show for little ones and their fun-loving parents featuring Sid from hit CBeebies television show Let’s Play. This enthralling show is packed full of fun games and interactions, like ‘Copy Sid’ a groovy ‘Simon says style song’ bursting with energy. ‘Challenge Sid” is a friendly quiz with not so friendly (but fun) forfeits, ‘Wacky Races’ is a crazy race which involves pitting the audience against each other using a beachball to decide who wins. There’s ‘Dress to Impress’ a dress-off between two where speed and balloon popping skills are a huge advantage. It’s all carefully managed by your host to keep everyone involved in the right way. Sid’s own brand of comedic playfulness and spontaneous interaction means a good time is guaranteed for everyone, young or old. This show hits the spot for fantastic family games fun, it’s a definite must ‘do’ for all the kids!




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Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

Circus Skills Workshop

Circus Skills Workshop (Age 7+)

Thursday 24th October

10am - 3pm

Workshop Fees £15.00 each (25 places available)

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Circus Skills Workshop for Children (7 years +)

With a background in theatre, circus and performing, Adrian Ley has been entertaining and teaching for over 20 years.

A fabulous fun day learning various circus skills such as juggling (scarves, balls, clubs, rings) diabolo, plate spinning, devil stick, rolla bolla,  unicycle and tight rope walking (training unit).

Don’t miss out on this fabulous fun day!


To Book a place Call Box Office on 01507 600350, Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 1pm

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Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

Friday 25th October 7.30pm

Tickets £8.00

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Acoustic-Electric, multi-instrumental musical duo Identity Crisis take to the stage to bring you their eclectic mix of original compositions and a unique approach to popular covers, all in one show. Between them they will be playing more than 10 different instruments, some of which you will be familiar with i.e. guitars, some that are not so familiar and the occasional child’s toy. Using their tight vocal harmonies on classic hits from artists such as Crowded House, Fleetwood Mac, The Levellers, The Blues Brothers, KT Tunstall, Seth Lakeman, Jason Mraz, The Rolling Stones, James, Paul Simon, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits and The Beatles amongst many others. Truly something for everyone, a warm welcome and entertaining evening awaits you to enjoy their debut performance at the Riverhead Theatre, Louth.

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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




'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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Glorious!
Nov
4
to Nov 9

Glorious!

Glorious! Written by Peter Quilter

Directed by Viv Ranick

Monday 4th - Saturday 9th November

Tickets £9.50, Under 18s £5.00, TheatreCard Holders £8.00,

Monday all tickets £5.50

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This hilarious and heartwarming story is based on the true life events of Florence Foster Jenkins. The worst singer in history. The play spins through Florence's charity recitals, extravagant Balls, bizzare recording sessions and her ultimate triumphant sell out at Carnegie Hall. A glorious evening with Florence and her devoted friends.



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Spitfire Solo
Nov
11
7:30 PM19:30

Spitfire Solo

Spitfire Solo

Monday 11th November 7.30pm

Tickets £12.50, TheatreCards £11.00

Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain
Written and performed by Nicholas Collett
Directed by Gavin Robertson

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It is June of the new Millennium. For eighty-year old Peter Walker, ex-Battle of Britain pilot, an unexpected new challenge is about to begin. From the comfort of the Silver Birches Retirement Home, he must once again find the resilience, determination and strength to do what must be done.

As he re-lives past glories, losses, wartime experiences, family memories and the heady days of blue skies and battles, he searches for the answer to the biggest question so far!

Personal, charming, funny and inventive, 'Spitfire Solo' is one man's battle for survival - the second time around.

Blending theatre, music and film in this multi-layered and textured production, Nicholas Collett plays a multitude of characters and recreates the Battle of Britain - onstage!

  
 "Hugely entertaining" Adelaide Theatre Guide

"Wonderful" Jersey Evening Post

"Exceptional...a touching, engaging experience" The Adelaide Advertiser

"Pure gold...this masterpiece of theatre" Broadway World

"This is a clever, intricately constructed piece that has all the pathos, drama, humour and everything else it needs to keep an audience enthralled" 
 Venue Magazine

"Nicholas Collett's finest hour includes not only history, but one man's life, with its triumphs and its tragedies…He has created, in this understated but deeply felt performance, a memorable character." The Public Reviews


Watch the Trailer:

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A Christmas Festival with the Yorkshire Volunteers Band
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

A Christmas Festival with the Yorkshire Volunteers Band

A Christmas Festival with the Yorkshire Volunteers Band

Saturday 16th November 7.30pm

Tickets £14.50, TheatreCards £13.00

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The Band of the Yorkshire Volunteers return to the Riverhead Theatre, this time with a yuletide treat. A Christmas Festival is a showcase of their new album featuring all your festive favourites plus some sing along carols, a great way to get you in the mood for Christmas celebrations.




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Guest Requests with Robert Habermann Afternoon Tea Concert
Nov
21
2:30 PM14:30

Guest Requests with Robert Habermann Afternoon Tea Concert

Guest Requests with Robert Habermann Afternoon Tea Concert

Thursday 21st November 2.30pm

Tickets £6.50

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A unique opportunity to choose the songs you wish to hear at a one off performance at The Riverhead Theatre

Award winning singer Robert Habermann, and his leading accompanist Trevor Brown, will perform the songs of your choice. all you have do is to write down the song you wish to hear on the form on your way into the theatre and Robert will perform it for you, as you sit back, relax and enjoy your favourite songs.


There is a FREE cup of tea or filter coffee at the interval for all attendees.




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Strictly Movie Musicals presented by Robert Habermann
Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Strictly Movie Musicals presented by Robert Habermann

Strictly Movie Musicals

Thursday 21st November 7.30pm

Tickets £13.50 Theatrecards £12.00

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The story of The Hollywood Musical. Award winning singer Robert Habermann tells the incredible story from the magical moment in 1927  when  film star  Al Jolson uttered the immortal words; "You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet!" in the first talking picture-  The Jazz Singer – to  the kaleidoscopic Busby Berkeley musicals, starring Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler,  the iconic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers musicals,  the Judy Garland/ Mickey Rooney MGM Musicals, Gene Kelly in the iconic,  ‘Singin' In The Rain’,  plus the beloved songs from Walt Disney's ‘Pinocchio , and ‘Mary Poppins’, plus songs from movies starring  Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Barbra Streisand , Liza Minnelli Elvis Presley and many more, Songs include, 42nd Street, Cheek To Cheek, Over The Rainbow, True Love, The Trolley Song, The Lady Is A Tramp, It's Magic  climaxing  with a medley of 20 Oscar winning songs

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Knights of Comedy
Nov
22
7:30 PM19:30

Knights of Comedy

Knights of Comedy

Friday 22nd November 7.30pm

Tickets £10 in Advance or £12 on the Door

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Tony Basnet

Tony started his stand up career whilst studying at Leeds Met University back in 2008. Originally from Hartlepool and now residing in Manchester Tony has taken the circuit by storm. Described as an upbeat and playful comic, Tony has been seen across the country at top comedy clubs as well as performing at some of the UK’s major music festivals. With a mischievous and positive style that will get any crowd to warm to his charm.

Harry Stachini

Harry Stachini started performing comedy after attending a Hot Water Comedy course in 2013 at the tender age of 18 and since then was named in the top 3 of the Southport New Comedian of the year competition in 2014. Harry is beginning to establish himself as a strong new act on the comedy circuit with his easy-going style along with his likeable character which just adds to the brilliance of the stories and the unexpected one-liners that has crowds in stitches.

Duncan Oakley

Duncan Oakley has been a musician since the age of six, has performed on the UK comedy circuit since 1999, appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, on BBC Radio 4 and at many summer festivals as well as starring in Beat24's feature film 'Frontman' and short film 'Read Between the Signs'

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Riverhead Producers present A Night of Two Acts
Nov
29
to Nov 30

Riverhead Producers present A Night of Two Acts

Riverhead Producers present A Night of Two Acts

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November 7.30pm

Tickets £5.50

 

 

A Night of Two Acts is a show comprised of two comedy one act plays giving you two shows for the price of one.

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We Are The Multitude by Laura Harper: Set in a university building, an apparently normal day in a modern office turns into chaos when some kind of a battle begins to rage in the streets outside and the two characters, Lisa and Simon, are at risk of being shot or blown up.

But this isn't modern warfare; instead it is the act of a protest group called The Multitude insisting that the Prime Minister acknowledges that education should be a universal right and not only for the privileged few who can afford to pay in the current funding climate.

Don’t Kid Yourselves by Daniel Blacow and Lucy Cooper: A dark comedy about a young couple who are thrust into the responsibility of parenthood. They are therefore forced to not only have to raise themselves, but a baby as well.

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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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Sing Out Christmas Afternoon Tea Concert
Dec
5
2:30 PM14:30

Sing Out Christmas Afternoon Tea Concert

Sing Out Christmas Afternoon Tea Concert

Thursday 5th December 2.30pm

Tickets £6.50

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Join Sing Out Louth for an afternoon of festive and seasonal songs with plenty of opportunity to join in!

Sing Out Louth is a community choir open to anyone who wants to sing and is held on Monday mornings during term time from 10am - 12 noon in the Studio Theatre.
















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Christmas at the Riverhead
Dec
6
to Dec 7

Christmas at the Riverhead

Louth Playgoers Present

Christmas at the Riverhead

Produced by Jamie Harris

Assisted by Rob Mapletoft

Friday 6th December 7.30pm, Saturday 7th December 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Tickets £9.50, Under 18s £5.00, TheatreCard Holders £8.00,

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Louth Playgoers are proud to present an evening of Christmas celebration and cheer to get you good and set for the festive season ahead.



With a show fulled to the brim with sublime singers, delightful dancers, cracking comedy, magnificent magic and vibrant variety, this production has something for everyone. We'll have all your Christmas favourites, plus a few surprises along the way!


Join us and our visiting guest acts as we kick-start your Christmas season with a yuletide bang!


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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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Christmas With Steptoe and Son
Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

Christmas With Steptoe and Son

Christmas With STEPTOE AND SON Presented by Hambledon Productions

Tuesday 10th December 2019 7.30pm

Tickets £12, OAPS and Students £10

***PLEASE NOTE: This Production has now moved into the Main House. If you have Studio seats please call 01507 600350 to alter them***

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"Christmas with Steptoe and Son is back!"

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”.



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Santa’s Christmas Countdown
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Santa’s Christmas Countdown

Santa’s Christmas Countdown

Thursday 12th December 7pm

Tickets £9.00, TheatreCards £7.50, U16 £7.00

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The show where every child gets a present from Santa!

There’s nothing Santa loves more than starting the countdown to Christmas by opening the windows of his special Christmas calendar.

But when he tries to begin the countdown this year, disaster –the calendar is broken and all the magical goodies inside have gone missing!

Santa needs them to get ready for Christmas, but how is he going to get everything back in time?

Join Dotty the Elf, Dasher the Reindeer, Jack Frost and Pompom the Penguin in a fun, festive, musical adventure to help fix the Christmas calendar and get Santa’s Christmas Countdown started – plus remember to bring your Christmas letter to post in Santa’s special post box!




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Dec
14
11:30 AM11:30

The Wind in the Willows

Wind In The Willows

Saturday 14th December 11.30am and 2.00pm

Tickets £8.00, Under 16s £6.00

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In this adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, John Morley has taken the well-loved characters of Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger and woven their exploits into an exciting adventure story for all the family.  Toad’s addiction to caravanning, and later his obsession with cars, lands him in trouble with the law resulting in his imprisonment. He makes a wily escape with the help of Jenny and her washerwoman aunts before fighting the Weasels and Stoats to regain Toad Hall.

This classic story is presented by Riverhead Youth Theatre.








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Steve Walker’s Big Swing Band -  In The Christmas Mood
Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

Steve Walker’s Big Swing Band -  In The Christmas Mood

Steve Walker’s Big Swing Band -  In The Christmas Mood

Saturday 14th December 7.30pm

Tickets £13.50 TheatreCards £12.00

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Fronted by top UK trumpet player Steve Walker, and following their last two sell-out concerts here, the Steve Walker Big Swing Band are returning to the Riverhead Theatre, Louth with another exciting new programme featuring more of your all-time Christmas Swing favourites plus lots of the best music from the great Swing Band era.

Come along and get ‘In The Christmas Mood’ with this amazing band for yet another very entertaining and festive night.

Don’t miss out on seeing this very popular band – make sure you book early!



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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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Aladdin
Jan
10
to Jan 19

Aladdin

Aladdin by Alan P Frayn

Friday 10th to Sunday  19th January 2020 Weeknights 7pm, Saturdays 1pm and 6pm, Sundays 11am and 4pm (No performances Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th)

Tickets £12.50, Under 18s £8.00, TheatreCards £11.00

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Director  Michelle Browne,

Musical Director Joel Browne

Choreographer Nicky Wright

Join Aladdin, along with favourites Widow Twankey and Wishee Washee as we venture to China for this famous oriental rags to riches tale.

Watch Aladdin fall in love with Princess Mandarin whilst trying to outsmart the evil Abanazar, see him helped along the way by the Spirit of the Ring and The Genie of the Lamp, and be hindered along the way by the Chinese Policemen, Yu-Dun Wong and Hu-Dun-Pong. All the while being entertained by the Citizens of Peking and the fabulous Studio 2000 dancers.

If you’re ready to embark upon an unforgettable journey into the Land of the Magic Lamp, this “in-genie-ous” pantomime is for you!

Kindly Sponsored by NT Shaw of Louth



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The Hot Club of Lincoln with Moll Amour
Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

The Hot Club of Lincoln with Moll Amour

The Hot Club of Lincoln with Moll Amour

Friday 31st January 7.30pm

Tickets £12.00 TheatreCards £10.50

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The Hot Club of Lincoln play Gypsy Jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France, plus classics from The Great American Songbook.

 

Graham Eadie plays lead guitar, John Le Voi plays rhythm and Pete Banaby plays double bass.

The Hot Club of Lincoln are joined by Moll Amour, performing songs by Cole Porter,  Harry Warren, Dorothy Fields, the Gershwins and more.




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The Stones
Feb
8
7:30 PM19:30

The Stones

The Stones Tribute

Saturday 8th February 7.30pm

Tickets £21.00 TheatreCards £19.50

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Without even knowing it, you probably know the words to at least ten different Rolling Stones songs.

Since forming in 1962, the band has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, and their catalogue of hits is as ubiquitous now as they’ve ever been.

From movie soundtracks to adverts, songs such as Satisfaction, Paint It

Black, Jumping Jack Flash and Brown Sugar are constantly recycled for each successive generation of music fans.

The Stones bring to the stage all the energy and excitement of a live Rolling Stones concert, with a front man who looks, sounds, feels and moves like Mick Jagger himself, a young Keith Richards who belongs to the 1970’s, and a band that kicks out the music with the same loose but tight feel of the Rolling Stones.

The Stones front man Ben Wattam says “We’re a band of musicians who like the music, so you’re going to get as close to the original songs as is possible with a live band.”




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Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Feb
12
to Feb 15

Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Wednesday 12th - Saturday 15th February 7.30pm

Tickets £9.50, Under 18s £5.00 TheatreCards £8.00

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This year Hotbuckle join us as our guest performers for the February play with the classic Tess of the D’Urbervilles



“Why didn’t you tell me there was danger? Why didn’t you warn me?”

Thomas Hardy’s fictional masterpiece, Tess of the D’Urbervilles traces the life of the young country girl Tess Durbeyfield. Driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D’Urberville family, the innocent Tess crosses paths with her ‘cousin’, the dissolute Alec and the gentleman, Angel Clare, with tragic results. Hardy’s heroine is one of the most moving in all of literature, and her story is hauntingly brought to life in this new version by Hotbuckle.


On Hotbuckle’s 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).

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Mimi and the Mountain Dragon
Feb
18
12:30 PM12:30

Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

Mimi and the Mountain Dragon presented by Skewbald Theatre

Tuesday 18th February 12.30pm and 3.00pm

Tickets £9.50 Under 16s £6.00, TheatreCards £8.00

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This winter join Skewbald Theatre for a festive story packed full of adventure, snow and dragons! With lively songs, magical puppets and plenty of audience interaction.



Round a campfire sit two storytellers with a thrilling tale to tell, that of Mimi and her Dragon........

High up in the snowy mountains of Switzerland, the villagers of Dorta bang their drums, blow their horns and ring the bells to keep the fearsome Mountain Dragon away.

But this year is different. One snowy morning Mimi discovers something extraordinary- a baby dragon sleeping in her woodshed! The little creature is lost and frightened but how did he get there and what happens when his mother comes looking for him?

Mimi must be extremely brave if she is going to reach the Dragon’s castle at the very top of the mountain and return the baby to its mother.

Skewbald Theatre magically bring to life Michael Morpurgo’s beautifully atmospheric tale of Mimi and the Mountain Dragon.

Suitable for families and children aged 3+ and everyone who loves stories.

Directed/Adapted for the stage by Hayley Byfield & Tory Sandars

Book, Music & Lyrics by Caroline Wigmore & Jen Green

Puppet Design by Jessica Kay

Adapted from the book Mimi and the Mountain Dragon by Michael Morpurgo with Illustrations by Helen Stephens



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Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

New London Opera Group Spring Concert: Waltz Your Worries Away

NEWLOG Spring Concert

Saturday 22nd February 7.30pm

Tickets £14.50 TheatreCards £13.00

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For their annual Spring concert, the soloists of the New London Opera Group return to take you on a whirlwind tour of Viennese Operetta. Join us for an evening of wonder, wit and waltzes from a glamorous bygone era, featuring the music of Strauss, Lehar, Kalman and many more.




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Choice Grenfell
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

Choice Grenfell

Choice Grenfell presented by Kick in the Head Productions

Friday 28th February

Tickets £12.00, TheatreCards £10.50


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Choice Grenfell is a full length show celebrating the life of Joyce Grenfell during the 40th anniversary year of her death.  The show will provide a completely unique view into the life of Joyce Grenfell through the eyes of her much respected friend, and Musical Director, William Blezard. Starting with a depiction of a rehearsal in Act 1 and then segues into the full performance in Act 2.  Kick in the Head have been given access to personal letters and hours of interview recordings from William Blezard in order to make this show as authentic as possible.

 

Act 1 – The Rehearsal

The production opens with a completely blank stage except for a piano. Joyce and William arrive as if they are turning up at an empty theatre for a rehearsal before the performance. As Joyce rehearses songs and monologues, the dialogue between the characters provides the opportunity for us to learn about Joyce Grenfell’s life, the type of lady she was and her relationship with William Blezard, her longstanding and trusted pianist and Musical Director. The dialogue for this act has been written by acclaimed playwright Simon Downing using extensive material kindly provided by the family of William Blezard.

Act – 2 The Performance

The second half of the show is the performance! The stage is now set, make up is on and the audience are now given the full Joyce Grenfell performance.

Our aim with the show is celebrate the life and work of a great lady. In order to do this we have been given access to personal letters and hours of interview recordings of the man who knew her as well as anyone. At Kick In The Head we didn’t want to produce just another show trotting out songs and monologues in a ‘tribute band format’. We wanted to produce a piece of theatre that gives people an understanding of the lady herself as well as celebrating her marvellous work.




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Andante Live Afternoon Tea
Mar
5
2:30 PM14:30

Andante Live Afternoon Tea

Andante Live Afternoon Tea Concert

Thursday 5th March 2.30pm

Tickets £6.50

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Andante Live return for their second Afternoon Tea Concert at the Riverhead Theatre. 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 afternoon of unforgettable music.



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Times Are a-Changin' presented by Andante Live
Mar
5
7:30 PM19:30

Times Are a-Changin' presented by Andante Live

Times Are a-Changin’ presented by Andante Live

Thursday 5th March 7.30pm

Tickets £11.50. TheatreCards £10.00

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Following their hugely successful performance last year, Andante return with a new show in which they revisit the era of Peace, Protest and Love.

With more uniquely arranged songs of the 60‘s and 70‘s tonight they feature songs from artists such as Pete Seeger, The Kinks, McCartney, as well as Dylan, Baez, Lennon, Simon & Garfunkel and more.

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 music.

All you need is love ... love is all you need!




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The Thrill of Love
Mar
9
to Mar 14

The Thrill of Love

The Thrill of Love written by Amanda Whittington

Directed by Vicki Head

Monday 9th - Saturday 14th March

Tickets £9.50, Under 18s £5.00, TheatreCard Holders £8.00,

Monday all tickets £5.50

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A dramatisation of the true story of Ruth Ellis. The last woman to be hanged in Britain.

Ruth has a young child and works in nightclubs where more than drinks are on offer. She meets the wealthy, womanising David with whom she becomes obsessed. Why does their relationship end in murder? Why does she plead not guilty but offer no defence? Who is she trying to protect? An engrossing evenings entertainment.




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John Shuttleworth’s Back!
Mar
26
7:30 PM19:30

John Shuttleworth’s Back!

John Shuttleworth’s Back!

Thursday 26th March 7.30pm

Tickets £20, Concessions £18.00

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‘John Shuttleworth's Back’... is giving him trouble.

Years of strenuous DIY, not to mention playing his organ whilst perched upon a multi pack of Diet Sprite with no lumbar support, has taken its toll.

But - ever the trouper - John returns to regale audiences with an evening of his classic songs (plus new ones and hilarious 'back' stories), pausing only to re-apply his deep heat rub!




Songwriter and comedian - and longtime Louth resident - Graham Fellows is delighted to be bringing his finest comedy creation back to the Riverhead Theatre. All profits from this evening’s show will go to local charities.

A LUDICROUSLY COMPELLING NIGHT OUT     EVENING STANDARD




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The Government Inspector
Apr
6
to Apr 11

The Government Inspector

The Government Inspector written by Nikolai Gogol

Directed by Pamela Whalley

Monday 6th - Saturday 11th April

Tickets £9.50, Under 18s £5.00, TheatreCard Holders £8.00,

Monday all tickets £5.50

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One of the most famous comedies in the World which has lost none of its bite. In a small town in the back of nowhere, corruption is rife. The Mayor and his cronies have got it made. When they learn they are going to be subject to an undercover government inspection they panic. Mistaking a penniless nobody for the powerful official, they swiftly fall victims of their own greed and stupidity. Unbelievably funny, one not to miss.



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Oliver!
May
12
to May 23

Oliver!

Oliver! By Lionel Bart

Tuesday 12th - Saturday 23rd May

Weeknights 7.30pm , Saturdays 2.30pm and 7.30pm (No performances Sunday 17th or Monday 18th)

Tickets £12.50, Under 18s £6.00, TheatreCard Holders £11.00

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Louth Playgoers 2020 Musical is none other than the British classic OLIVER! Based on the Victorian novel by Charles Dickens, this Tony and Olivier award winning musical is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

When Oliver is picked up on the streets by The Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of pickpockets led by the conniving but charismatic Fagin. After being falsely accused of theft, Oliver is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results.

With spirited timeless songs including as As Long As He Needs Me, Food Glorious Food, Oom Pah Pah and Reviewing The Situation, this show is not one to be missed. Book early to avoid disappointment. Group bookings welcome.

Kindly Sponsored By NT Shaw of Louth




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Neil Jones - Gingerland
Jul
8
7:30 PM19:30

Neil Jones - Gingerland

Neil Jones In GINGERLAND

Wednesday 8th July 7.30pm

Tickets £30.50, TheatreCard £29, Under 18s £29,

VIP Meet and Greet £60 (Bookable through Box Office only)

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Straight from his Directorial and Choreographic debut at Sadler’s Wells, London, BBC Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Neil Jones presents his brand new live dance show, GINGERLAND.

Join Jones as he goes from the back of Claudia’s area to starring in his very own dance show like you have never seen before - comedy, special effects and a lot of outstanding dancing. Neil will show you the real reason he’s a three-time World, eight-time British Champion and well-known choreographer in the world of Ballroom dancing.

Neil will take you on a journey showcasing what made him unique within the dancing world and introduce you to the very people who influenced him as a dancer. It just so happens that they were all Ginger, including Nell de Jaunse, who made an appearance on last year’s Strictly sister show It Takes Two.

Prepare yourself...you are in for a night you will never want to forget!!


VIP meet and greet tickets are bookable by calling Box office on 01507 600350 and cannot be booked online. The meet and greet is pre-show, 90 minutes before the start of the performance at 6pm and includes your choice of seat (subject to availability), meeting Neil for photo and autograph opportunities, plus a signed print.

All VIP ticket holders must arrive at least 10 minutes before the meet and greet is due to start, as latecomers may not be permitted.

As per our usual policy, all access/disabled seats can only be booked through Box office by calling 01507 600350 and cannot be booked online.

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Oh Look At Me Now presented by Zero Degrees Chorus
Sep
14
7:30 PM19:30

Oh Look At Me Now presented by Zero Degrees Chorus

Oh Look At Me Now presented by Zero Degrees Chorus

Saturday 14th September 7.30pm

Tickets £10.00, Under 16s £8.00

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Zero Degrees Show Chorus and their show, Oh! Look at Me Now, bring an evening of entertainment through their love of harmony.

ZDC are a fun and talented vocal harmony group performing Acapella with a modern twist.    


The chorus, formed in 2014 are based in Louth, and have quickly become a favourite at venues throughout Lincolnshire and beyond, having helped to raise funds for many charities, and enjoy supporting community events.  


In 2016 they held their first major show at the Riverhead Theatre, Louth which was an amazing success and sell-out, and are happy to return to the theatre with guest act The Bakewell Tarts, a fresh and exciting female quartet.


If you would like to know more about the chorus you can visit their website at www.zerodegreeschorus.co.uk

Watch them on Youtube, or visit their Facebook page.

email: zerodegreeschorus@gmail.com




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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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Sep
8
7:30 PM19:30

Scratch Night 2019


Scratch Night 2019 presented in conjunction with Hambledon Productions

Sunday 8th September 7.30pm

Tickets £5

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Lincolnshire’s hottest new writing event 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 in 2020.

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 it’s seventh 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:

“We’ve six writers presenting their work this year, and a fantastic group of local actors to give voice to their scripts. Comedy, realism, surrealism. Something for everyone and I’m so proud that this subversive, innovative event has become such a highlight among the local community.”

Bar open from 6.30pm, show 7.30pm

TICKETS £5. Book on 01507 600350 (open Mon-Sat 10am-1pm)

www.louthriverheadtheatre.com



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

Sarah Munro Angel Road Tour

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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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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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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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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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Mamma Mia Singalong Film Showing
Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

Mamma Mia Singalong Film Showing

Mamma Mia Singalong Film Night

Saturday 24th August 7.30pm

Tickets £6.00

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Feelgood blockbuster adaptation of the smash-hit stage musical, with Meryl Streep finding love the second time around on the Greek isles. After reading her mother Donna (Streep)'s diary, soon-to-be-wed Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) invites three of her mother's old flames, Bill (Stellan Skarsgard), Sam (Pierce Brosnan), and Harry (Colin Firth) to the wedding, in the hope of finding out who her real father is. Arriving on the sun-drenched Mediterranean island for the first time in 20 years, the now middle-aged hunks soon rekindle long dormant emotions, causing Donna to revisit her past glories, and, with the help of her two oldest friends, Rosie (Julie Walters) and Tanya (Christine Baranski), belt out all those Abba hits including Dancing Queen, Does your Mother Know?  and the title track Mamma Mia, As this is a Singalong version with the words on-screen there’s no excuse for the audience not to belt them out too!




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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!

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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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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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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 Greatest Showman Singalong Film Showing
Jul
31
7:30 PM19:30

The Greatest Showman Singalong Film Showing

The Greatest Showman Singalong Film Night

Wednesday 31st July 7.30pm

Tickets £6.00

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Hugh Jackman leads an all-star cast in this bold and original musical filled with infectious show-stopping performances that will bring you to your feet time and time again.

Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum (Jackman), the film follows the visionary Showman who rose from nothing to create the mesmerizing spectacle of the "Greatest Show on Earth," which captivated audiences around the globe.

This inspirational film also stars Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.

Follow the red top hat to sing along to your favourites including This is Me, Rewrite The Stars, A Million Dreams, and of course, The Greatest Show




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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NEVER MIND THE BULLOCKS! - A SUMMER VARIETY SPECTACULAR
Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

NEVER MIND THE BULLOCKS! - A SUMMER VARIETY SPECTACULAR

Wednesday 19th June
6.30pm – 8pm

RIVERHEAD PRODUCERS present
NEVER MIND THE BULLOCKS! - A SUMMER VARIETY SPECTACULAR

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Visit the historic cattle market for an evening of unrivalled non-stop family entertainment, hosted by Louth's Riverhead Producers. A tantalising line-up of comedy, music, magic and dance from across the county awaits you! Bring a cushion and a picnic (drinks and snacks will be available from the newly re-opened Boar's Head) and see a fun, eclectic mix of what the talent of Louth and beyond has to offer. So come along and let us put smiles on your faces.

Tickets: £5 each. Available from Box Office in person, Cash payments only

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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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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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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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