Afternoon Soirée - Louth Ukulele Band
Oct
19
2:30pm 2:30pm

Afternoon Soirée - Louth Ukulele Band

Louth Riverhead Theatre presents an afternoon treat. Come and watch Louth Ukulele Band, who have been strummin' since 2014.

Starting out as simply an occasion for people to get together, the band has had an increasing number of requests to entertain at social and community events.

They perform everything from folk to classic rock, with an emphasis on fun and audience involvement.

Ticket price includes a free cup of tea or coffee!

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RHP Comedy Club - Steve Bugeja
Oct
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

RHP Comedy Club - Steve Bugeja

Building on the success of previous Comedy Clubs our young Riverhead Producers are delighted to welcome back Steve Bugeja.

Following two critically acclaimed sell-out Fringe runs, Steve Bugeja, BBC New Comedy Award Winner, returns with this third solo show!

Steve’s comedic adventures have been seen on Russell Howard’s Stand up Central (Comedy Central) and heard on BBC Radio 4’s Fresh From The Fringe. Steve spent his summer working at a kids camp in America. Woefully ill-equipped, disastrously naïve and notoriously bad with children- this is the true story of what happened.

Steve is supported by numerous emerging and talented comedians, which will make for a hilarious, entertaining evening that you won’t want to miss!

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An Evening with Chloey Rose
Oct
21
7:30pm 7:30pm

An Evening with Chloey Rose

9.10.17 - Due to unforseen circumstances, the band are unable to perform on this date. They will return in 2018

Join Chloey Rose and her band, The Rosettes, up close and personal for a one-night-only performance. Featuring Chloey's own new music, a range of popular covers and a special acoustic set, this night is guaranteed to be enjoyable for all!

Chloey Rose has found great success since the release of her first single, Golden Dreams; going on to win 2016's Battle Of The Bands and performing live on BBC Radio Lincolnshire alongside her fabulous band.

Before the release of her new music, Chloey has decided to perform in her home county of Lincolnshire with a sneak preview of her new music so, whatever you do, don't miss out!

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Don't Dribble on the Dragon
Oct
26
2:30pm 2:30pm

Don't Dribble on the Dragon

From the company that brought you 'How the Koala Learnt to Hug' and 'Santa in Love' we are delighted to welcome the Peoples Theatre Company back to Louth with a spectacular fun-filled musical, directed by Nick Lane.

With high quality sing-along songs, special effects, interaction and jaw dropping magic designed by the legendary Paul Daniels this show is a delight for all the family.

This spectacular musical escapade is the feel-good story of young brothers Jack and Tom, and is all about growing up and the importance of family. It’s a wonderful mix of fun, pathos, instantly singalong songs – and of course, Daniels’ jaw-dropping magic trickery.

Tom is a teething toddler with a cool older brother, a secret dragon… and a dribbling problem that just won’t stop! When Tom’s endless drooling threatens to tear the brothers’ friendship apart can their dragon’s amazing magic help them put it back together again or will it only end up making things worse?

Daniels’ technical brilliance conjures up such amazements as the fire-breathing dragon, lights that appear from thin air, a magical sponge cake and gravity defying mangoes!

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Wuthering Heights
Oct
28
7:30pm 7:30pm

Wuthering Heights

Emily Jane Brontë’s only novel is widely considered one of the greatest works of fiction ever written.

Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine's father. After Mr Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine's brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries.

With live music, multiple characterisation, humour and inventiveness this story is as enjoyably engaging as should be in the reliable hands of Hotbuckle!

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Confusions
Nov
2
to Nov 4

Confusions

From Jam Jar Productions, who also brought you Two and Sleuth, Confusions consists of a series of five interconnected one-act plays.

The scenes are all loosely linked by characters or locations, but more subtly through the common underlying themes of obsession, isolation and human desire for companionship.

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Formby With Ewan Wardrop
Nov
8
7:30pm 7:30pm

Formby With Ewan Wardrop

Ewan Wardrop plays the role of Formby, as well as all of the key characters involved in this fascinating slice of his life.

Formby is a funny, touching and thoughtful play of an essentially ordinary man with an extraordinary talent.

Featuring many of Formby's classic hits, brilliantly performed live by Wardrop on the Ukulele, including: Blackpool Rock, I'm Leaning on a Lamp-post, When I'm Cleaning Windows and many more.

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What Once Was Ours
Nov
9
7:30pm 7:30pm

What Once Was Ours

Brought to you by Zest Theatre and Half Moon Theatre in collaboration this production is created against the background of Brexit, What Once Was Ours has been developed in consultation with young people across the country and uses their direct words and opinions to explore how politics and national values impact on the complex lives of one family.

Beautiful imagery, striking original music and immersive design combine, to create this powerful new production for young people, which asks why we've become so fearful of anyone who is different from us.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PIECE OF IMMERSIVE THEATRE FOR AGES 12+ AND IS AN UNSEATED PERFORMANCE

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Afternoon Soirée - The Daisies
Nov
23
2:30pm 2:30pm

Afternoon Soirée - The Daisies

The Riverhead Theatre presents an afternoon treat. The Daisies from Warble Entertainments. The all-singing, all-dancing female close harmony trio.

With a delightful mix of classic hits from the bygone years and popular modern songs with a unique vintage twist.

Ticket price includes a free cup of tea or coffee!

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Our next Afternoon Soirée is Christmas with Blaze - click here to find out more.

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An Evening with the Daisies
Nov
23
7:30pm 7:30pm

An Evening with the Daisies

Ladies and gentlemen put your hands together for the hot-swinging, table-rocking, jive-hopping sensation that is, The Daisies!

The all-singing, all-dancing female close harmony trio.

Showcasing a delightful mix of classic hits from the bygone years and popular modern songs with a unique vintage twist!

Watch a video of The Daisies here

Dazzling audiences internationally with their intricate harmonies, cute vintage choreography and fun loving flare!

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Twang
Nov
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

Twang

Something new (yet not new really) from Hambledon Productions  - Score by Lionel Bart, New Material by John Hewer and Christopher Peters Twang!! tells the innuendo-laden story of Robin Hood and his more -than-merry-men through catchy, jazzy songs, broad slapstick and plenty of delicious one-liners.

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Enjoy this jaunt through mythical, medieval England with this brand new concert version.

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Lest We Forget (Riverhead Youth Theatre)
Dec
2
1:00pm 1:00pm

Lest We Forget (Riverhead Youth Theatre)

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Directed by Kate Atterby the young people of our Riverhead Youth Theatre tackle yet another drama associated with the two great wars that involved our country.

Lest We Forget is a play centred on the human cost of World War One directly in its aftermath.  

Well scripted by writer/director James Beagon, this is a sensitive and thought-provoking play. It focuses on the drama unfolding around the Ashwood family who have a lot of big questions to ask and to answer for following the events of the war.

Performances are at 1pm and 6pm

 

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Goodnight Mr. Tom
Dec
4
to Dec 9

Goodnight Mr. Tom

One of the most uplifting stories ever written, Michelle Magorian’s stunning Goodnight Mister Tom is brought gloriously to life in this stage adaptation by David Wood – the UK’s ‘National Children’s Dramatist’ (The Times).

Set during the dark and dangerous build-up to the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom follows sad young William Beech, who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and builds a remarkable and moving friendship with the elderly recluse Tom Oakley. All seems perfect until William is devastatingly summoned by his mother back to London.

Goodnight Mister Tom is a tale of two broken souls at very different ends of the age scale that celebrates the value of love and proves that friendship knows no barriers. ‘…works like a charm…the play will speak to children, without question – but it may well be adults, looking back at a long-ago England while catching reactions of their own younger, fearful selves, it moves the most. Recommended.’ Daily Telegraph

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Afternoon Soirée - Christmas with Blaze
Dec
14
2:30pm 2:30pm

Afternoon Soirée - Christmas with Blaze

Concluding our first series of afternoon soirées we are bringing you 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. They always deliver a wonderful show, so don't miss out... book soon!

Ticket price includes a free cup of tea or coffee!

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Jan
12
to Jan 20

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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It's time for our hugely popular annual pantomime - this year it is the much loved SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS.

Please note our pantomime times are:

Friday 12th January - 7.00pm, Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th January - 1pm and 6pm, (no performances Monday or Tuesday), Wednesday 17th, Thursday 18th & Friday 19th  7.00pm and Saturday 20th - 1pm and 6pm

 

 

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Avenue Q
Feb
14
to Feb 17

Avenue Q

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Louth Playgoers Society and Blaze Theatre join forces to bring you this winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book  Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart.

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Filled with gut-busting humour and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favourite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.

THIS PRODUCTION IS NOT SUITABLE FOR AUDIENCES UNDER 14 YEARS

It is safe to say that if you are an adult with a good sense of humour, then AVENUE Q is right up your street.

Is it appropriate for kids? Er, well, this is where it gets a bit fuzzy. If your teenager is mature enough to see a musical about issues such as sex, drinking, and surfing the web for porn, then they'll probably love AVENUE Q too! Only you can judge. It's hard to say what exact age is right to see AVENUE Q - parents should use their discretion based on the maturity level of their children. But we promise you this - if you do bring your teenagers to AVENUE Q - they'll think you're really cool!

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Hi-De-Hi
Mar
12
to Mar 17

Hi-De-Hi

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Based on the popular TV series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft this stage version of Hi-De-Hi 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!

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Abba Tribute Band – Revival™ / The Tribute to ABBA
Mar
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

Abba Tribute Band – Revival™ / The Tribute to ABBA

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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

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The Turn of the Screw
Apr
9
to Apr 14

The Turn of the Screw

This play adapted from an original story by Henry James will appeal to our lovers of thrillers / 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'.

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The Shakespeare Revue
Oct
9
to Oct 14

The Shakespeare Revue

An enchanting collection of witty music and skits about the Bard. Devised for and first performed by, the Royal Shakespeare Company. This show has been a hit with audiences all over the world. It includes songs and sketches by Alan Bennett, Noel Coward, Stephen Sondheim, Fry and Laurie, Monty Python, Victoria Wood and many more.

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Morgan & West: Time-Travelling Magicians
Oct
7
7:30pm 7:30pm

Morgan & West: Time-Travelling Magicians

Morgan & West amaze and astound with their mind boggling magic!

Great Scott! Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West bring a magical extravaganza to a millennium near you! Not content with their lot as the nineteenth century’s greatest magic duo, this prestidigitatory pair present a conjuring spectacular to the audiences of the modern day.

Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician (ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The Slammer (CBBC). Join these practitioners of prestidigitation for an unforgettable evening of magic, mystery, and the unexplainable.

No future is left unseen and no timeline left unaltered as these temporal tricksters burst into the twenty-first century with a show brimming over with baffling magic, unparalleled precognitive powers, and a totally genuine ability to travel through time!

★★★★   ‘hugely talented’ - Daily Mirror

★★★★   ‘charming and engaging’ - The Stage

★★★★  - Scottish Sunday Express

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More Magic for Kids
Oct
7
2:00pm 2:00pm

More Magic for Kids

Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old, and everyone in-between! Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable, but do not dare miss the unmissable Morgan & West!

Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician (ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The Slammer (CBBC).

Might Mr Morgan manage a whole trick without his partner complaining?

Will Mr West ever accept children as real people too?

Can everyone’s favourite duo of deception finally find fame, fortune, and a box of fondant fancies?

Find out all of this and more in Morgan & West: More Magic For Kids!

Winners: Best Family Show Buxton Fringe 2013

“Hilarious and good for all ages” - Primary Times

★★★★ “hugely talented” - Daily Mirror

★★★★ “superbly crafted – The Stage

Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old, and everyone in-between! Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable, but do not dare miss the unmissable Morgan & West!

Might Mr Morgan manage a whole trick without his partner complaining?

Will Mr West ever accept children as real people too?

Can everyone’s favourite duo of deception finally find fame, fortune, and a box of fondant fancies?

Find out all of this and more in Morgan & West: More Magic For Kids!
“Hilarious and good for all ages” - Primary Times

★★★★ “hugely talented” - Daily Mirror

★★★★ “superbly crafted – The Stage

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Hambledon 10th Anniversary Gala
Oct
1
7:30pm 7:30pm

Hambledon 10th Anniversary Gala

You are invited to celebrate 10 glorious years of new writing and classic comedy from Lincolnshire's own theatre company Hambledon Productions.

Our biggest spectacular yet, including a live auction of fantastic memorabilia, free cake, prize winning games, free cake, and a rare production of our first ever show - the film noir spoof "STOP!....You're Killing Me" with members of the original cast.  There'll be classic clips, free cake and goodies too!.......Did I mention free cake?!

Special guest - Nicholas Parsons CBE

Special guest - Nicholas Parsons CBE

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Zero Degrees - Steppin' Out
Sep
30
7:30pm 7:30pm

Zero Degrees - Steppin' Out

The chords will be ringing as this vibrant, warm, and dedicated group of women go Steppin Out at the Riverhead Theatre.Zero Degrees Show Chorus performs a wide range of cutting-edge barbershop and a cappella.  You won’t want to miss this performance, and are guaranteed to leave the theatre humming your favourite tunes.  The chorus will put a smile on your faces, singing up-beat songs that are sure to lift your spirits.

Joined by special guests, The Emerald Guard, a crack team of harmony practitioners who are proud to be the 2013 British Association of Barbershop Singers quartet champions. They continue to amaze and thrill audiences as they perform around the UK, Europe and the USA.

The chorus is also pleased to welcome back The SaxWorks Quartet, a top class saxophone quartet unique to Lincolnshire, entertaining their audiences with music from Ellington to Brubeck and beyond!

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Mad About The Musicals
Sep
20
to Sep 21

Mad About The Musicals

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Starring Jai McDowell winner of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and Michael Courtney

Taking you on a whistle stop tour from the heart of London’s theatre land to the glitz of Broadway, MAD ABOUT THE MUSICALS is back once again, 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, Kander & Ebb, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Boublil & Schonberg and many more, the talented cast of MAD ABOUT will evoke the true spirit of the stage, with brilliant vocals and West End musicians to bring you the very best show in town!

Musical classics such as ‘Les Miserables’,  Phantom of The Opera’ and  ‘Miss Saigon’ will bring two hours of unforgettable London and New York favourites, brought to you by a cast direct from the West End, including the amazing vocalist and the winner of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Jai McDowell and Musical Theatre’s favourite  and spine tingling singer Michael Courtney -  ‘A Pure Slice Of Entertainment’!

Hailed as ‘OUTSTANDING!’ by the Stage, ‘THE BEST SHOW OF ITS KIND’ by Encore Magazine  this is one definitely not to miss!!
 

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
Sep
11
to Sep 16

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

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Blown fuses, real and metaphorical, punctuate the action with flashes of pent up energy in this acclaimed play. The diminutive heroine frequently plunges the dilapidated house she shares with her alcoholic mother into darkness by playing her dead father's records at a volume matched only by the soulful power of her vocal impressions. Little Voice has a hidden talent: she can emulate every chanteuse from Judy Garland to Edith Piaf. She hides in her room, crooning and dreaming of love, while her disheveled mother mistakes a seedy agent's interest as affection rather than enthusiasm for the gold mine buried in her daughter's throat. This is an engaging fairy tale of despair, love and finally hope as LV finds a voice of her own.

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Scratch Night 2017
Sep
2
7:30pm 7:30pm

Scratch Night 2017

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 2017.
 

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 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
 

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - The Musical
Aug
3
to Aug 5

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - The Musical

Presented by the students of Louth Playgoers Summer Workshop. Every year, the students of the Louth Playgoers Summer Workshop spend two weeks working with a professional Director, Choreographer and Musical Director and at the culmination of the course, present a three night run to packed houses.

This year the students present Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Based on the popular 1988 MGM film, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering 11 Tony Awards.

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