Join us on Bank Holiday Monday for some treasure hunting fun whatever the weather! The Cafe will be open, and you can pay your entry fee for the Treasure Hunt on the door.
Presented by Barmpot Theatre
Performances at 11am or 1pm
A fun-filled show about the Internet for 3-8 year olds and their grown ups, based on the best-selling picture book by Stuart Spendlow, illustrated by Amy Bradley.
Sophie reads about an exciting creature called a Penguinpig on the Internet. Filled with delight and intrigue she sets off alone on an adventure to find the adorable creature, leading her to the Zoo. But what will she find inside?
A cautionary tale told through puppetry offering a fun-filled show that is both educational and highly entertaining.
A story that is accessible on many levels, Penguinpig has plenty of engaging charm whilst carrying an important message for older children to consider with their grown-ups.
Check out the Trailer here: https://youtu.be/VXsjK3mGYU0
“I've been humming Penguinpig songs to myself since” Uttoxeter Advertiser
“The perfect outing for children” Horncastle News
"The most engaged my children have ever been at the theatre" Parent after performance at Little Angel Theatre, London
To find Barmpot Theatre:
Twitter: @BarmpotTheatre #Penguinpig
Tickets £7 Adults £5 Juniors (Under 14)
Steve Walker’s Big Swing Band rolls out the red carpet this summer, with their brand new show ‘At The Movies’. Following their previous sell-outs shows at the Riverhead Theatre, this new show is an exhilarating musical roller coaster through some of your big screen favourites. Fronting the band, and hosting your evening, Steve is one of the UK’s most exciting and talented trumpet players. He, along with 17 equally passionate musicians guarantee this will be a night to remember!
Tickets £13 / TheatreCard £12
From our annual Scriptwriting Workshop
This year’s production “HIM”
An Extra-Terrestrial Comedy-Drama by Gemma Owen-Kendall
Danny is not all he seems to be and Kim is curious to know more about him, and she’s not the only one… Lifelong friends, the pressure is mounting for Danny to either stand and fight or run.
With emotions running high, it’s only a matter of time before the government catches up with him. Will Danny let his feelings take control? Will Kim get the man she loves and thereby truly find out who, or what, Danny really is? This engaging new sci-fi comedy-drama was the winning script at Scratch Night 2017 and is set to be another long-anticipated slice of new writing from Hambledon Productions and Louth Playgoers.
Mark Briggs – Keyboard
James Kinsella – Tenor
Peter Black – Virtuoso Guitarist
With David Roy-Martin – Bass-Baritone
And Robert Thompson – Piano
James (Seamus) Kinsella.
London based Irish Tenor, James (Seamus) Kinsella, is a versatile performer with a diverse
repertoire that includes Opera, Musicals, Popular Songs and Irish Ballads
Virtuoso Guitarist Peter Black is a classically trained guitarist from London who was featured as a finalist on Sky TV’s talent show, Guitar Star, in 2015.
Tickets £12 / TheatreCard £11
New to the Riverhead and hopefully regular visitors, Knights of Comedy bring us an evening of laughter... just what we all need!
Headliner - Larry Dean
Larry is an award-winning comedian and writer from Glasgow who started his career in 2008; in 2013 he was named Scottish Comedian of the Year and in 2015 he was nominated for best newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. As seen on Live at the Apollo.
Compère - Danny Sutcliffe
Danny has won Funhouse Champion of champions, off the rails comedian of the year, rock radio comedian of the year
Opening Act - Rob Mulholland
Rob has won several awards including Funhouse Comedy champion of champions, Beat the Frog World Series champion and Hilarity Bites new act of the year
Also - Simon Lomas
Simon Lomas has only been doing comedy a couple of years and he has already won a
whole host of awards!
By WS Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan
The dragoons love the maidens …
The maidens love Bunthorne …
Bunthorne loves Patience …
Patience loves Grosvenor …
Grosvenor loves …… himself!
For their annual Summer visit to Louth the New London Opera Group are delighted to present a new production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious satire on artistic pretension, love and the pursuit of fame.
Patience tells the story of two poets who are rivals for the attentions of the eponymous
dairymaid. Since its première in 1881, Patience has remained popular and relevant, even though the aesthetic movement of Oscar Wilde and his circle has disappeared. This new production, from the team that brought the recent successful productions of The Yeomen of the Guard, The Grand Duke and Trial by Jury promises a wonderful evening of music, mirth and midsummer madness!
Tickets £14 / TheatreCards £13
From the team that brought you "Songs We've Always Wanted To Sing" and "Once Upon A Time" Louth Playgoers return for the 4th year running for another performance full of fantastic song, dance and fun.
This year, "Musical Memories - Through The Decades" will take you on a magical journey through the wonderful world of musical theatre. Beginning with popular songs from the 1940s, taking in all your favourites from every decade, all the way through to the 2010s. It promises to be another foot tapping musical extravaganza for all ages to enjoy.
The summer concerts always sell out quickly so make sure you secure your seat for the concert event of the year.
Tickets £11 / Under 18s £7 - TheatreCards £10 / Under 18s £6
The Local Heroes Rock Guitar Tribute Show presents some of the finest moments in the last 50 years of popular music.
A fully live 5 piece band featuring the music of Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac and Dire Straits.
Starting with two awesome tunes from the legendary Bluesbreakers line up, moving into Cream, Derek and the Dominoes and Clapton's solo career.
Moving onto the Fleetwood Mac early period, as well as including songs from their seminal album 'Rumours'.
And finally finishing with a rousing set of Dire Straits classics and No Dire Straits tribute would be complete without a full 11 minute live version of Sultans of Swing to round off the night.
All in all, some of the best guitar based music ever written. All played completely live. A show not to be missed!
Tickets £15.00, Under 18s £12.00
Presented by Blaze Youth Music Theatre
Blaze’s annual visit is quickly establishing itself as one of the must-see events of our calendar and audiences have been eagerly awaiting their fifth visit to Louth.
This year they bring us West Side Story, a musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang member falls in love with a rival's sister.
All tickets £9 - Tickets will sell fast so book soon!
do-dance's Summer Showcase is a celebration of all the hardwork do-dancer's have put in over the past year. In it's 4th Year now, do-dancer's aged from 4 to 80+ will take to the stage in a variety of styles. Including performances by the Creative Youth Dance Programme, Local Schools, Energise and Beats.
Tickets £5.50 / Under 16 £3.50
Our Day Out by Willy Russell Saturday 14th July Performances 1pm and 7pm
Tickets £6 Adults, £4 Under 16s
When Mrs Kay's 'Progress Class' are unleashed for a day's coach trip to Conway Castle in Wales, it is an exuberant celebration of the joys and agonies of growing up and being footloose, fourteen and free from school. But this is more than a romp - it points up the depressing present and empty future for these comprehensive no-hopers from the backstreets of an inner city, for whom a day out is as much as they can expect out of life.
This show is performed by the Senior group of the Riverhead Youth Theatre
WARNING: Contains mild profanities
Eat Sleep Dance Repeat
Studio 2000’s Annual Dance Show
19th and 20th July – 7pm
21st July – 1pm and 6pm
Louth’s Studio 2000 Dance School can proudly boast over two hundred students and has an age range from 2 year olds to adults, dancing to both pop and musical numbers.
Performing dance styles including Modern, Tap, Ballet and Jazz and featuring their award winning Street Dancers, the annual dance show from Studio 2000 is one of the most popular events of the year.
Ticket £8.00, Under 16s £6.00
On a stormy night way back in the winter of 2009, mad scientist Doctor Prospero worked late in his laboratory, aided only by his wife, Gloria, as he developed the elusive formula with which he would change the world. The apparently faithful Gloria, however, duped him and sent him off into hyper-space in an old spacecraft. Unknown to Gloria, her infant daughter, Miranda, slumbered peacefully in the craft and was now catapulted light years into the future in her father’s company. Fifteen years later, a routine survey flight under the command of the chisel-jawed Captain Tempest leaves earth’s orbit with a new Science Officer aboard - a hard and bitter woman. As a shower of meteorites hits the ship, the Science Officer flees, and the craft is pulled inexorably towards the plant D’Illyria - the Forbidden Plant. The adventure begins .......
Join Captain Tempest and his fearless crew on their journey into hyperspace… and beyond! This winner of the 1990 Olivier Award for Best Musical bursts with red hot rock and roll hits, including Great Balls of Fire, Good Vibrations, Teenager in Love, The Young Ones and The Monster Mash. So fasten your seat belts, set your ray guns to stun and get ready for a cosmic adventure of meteoric proportions! Bob Carlton’s smash hit West End musical takes the 1956 film, with plot taken from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, raids the Bard’s other plays at will (and not always absolutely verbatim) and sets it to a score of great pop hits from the 1960s and 70s including: Heard it Through the Grapevine, Young Girl, Gloria and many more.
This performance is the culmination of our Senior Summer Workshop directed by John Hewer, Musical Director Chris Peters and Choreographer Becci Miles. The cast aged 15-21 have just two weeks to rehearse and perform a full scale musical and the results are fantastic.
Please come and support their hard work and enjoy a great evening at your local theatre.
Performances at 7.30pm On Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th August
Tickets £10, Under 18s £5, Theatrecards £9
We are delighted to welcome back once more our friends from the Band of the Yorkshire Volunteers who treat us every year to that special sound, pomp and ceremony only a military band can deliver.
Be prepared to wave your flags and join in!
Tickets are selling fast so don't miss out - click below to be taken to our online booking page.
Tickets £14, Theatrecards £13
1 in 4 presented by Unordinary Ensemble and Magna Vitae
Thursday 27th and Friday 28th September 7.00pm
His name is Martin
Martin hates rude people
Martin likes singing
Martin LOVES onion bhajis
Martin is a 1 in 4
And you can help Martin by…
Unordinary Ensemble are a group of individuals with a mental health condition living in our community. With the assistance from Katie and Lizzie from Magna Vitae, Unordinary Ensemble have created, devised, and directed 1 in 4.
Unordinary Ensemble are restless, they are craving change and they are inviting you to enter their minds…
The Best of Bowie presented by Sweeney Entertainments
Performed by DAVID-LIVE
Saturday 20th October 2018 7.30pm
Tickets £20, Theatrecards £18.50
A Sincere and respectful dedication to David Bowie. With the band having had the present line-up for 10 years, David Live is an honest and insightful musical tribute which looks back over Bowie’s incredible musical legacy.
David Bowie, who died aged just 69 on 10th January 2016, had an immeasurable impact on music and popular culture and this show presents a sincere token of remembrance as frontman Charlie and his band of dedicated aficionados lovingly recreate a selection of Bowie favourites from throughout the years. Their attention to detail, both musically and visually, is impeccable.
‘The Best of Bowie’ is all about love and respect for the man Rolling Stone Magazine called “the greatest rock star ever".
“I saw [ DavidLive ] at Goodwood Revival and they were fantastic!"
Chris Evans BBC Radio 2
Land of the Dead Craft Workshop 23 and 24th October 10am- 3pm
Workshop Fee £30
In association with Sophie Watkinson from do-Dance
If you love the movie Coco and enjoy all things crafty then you will love this Land of the Dead Workshop during Halloween Half Term. Two fun filled days to celebrate the day of the dead by playing games, dancing to Mexican music, crafting colourful skulls and discovering the land of the dead for 6-11 year olds.
To Book a place please telephone Box Office on 01507 600350. Open Mon- Sat 10am-1pm.
Saturday 17th November 7.30pm
Tickets £10 Adults and £8 Under 16s
On the Saturday following Remembrance Day we present a night of music to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country and future generations.. With many a memorable song that will even get you singing along including ‘Over The Rainbow’, “We’ll Meet Again’ and “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree”. All concluding with 'The Last Post' and two minutes silence.
Come along and be thoroughly entertained and wear your poppies with pride.
All profits from this performance will be donated to 'The Royal British Legion'.
Organised by Adam Barter who has been an avid supporter of the British Legion and played the Last Post at Louth Remembrance Sunday for the past 16 years
Assisted by Jamie Harris and Musically Directed by Keith Weston
One of Strictly’s favourite professional dancers...
This autumn sees one of BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s favourite professionals, Robin Windsor, head out on tour for the very last time!
Robin has decided to hang up his dancing shoes after a long and successful career, and he can’t wait to flaunt his artistry for you one last time!
As well as appearing on the hit T.V show for five years, the professional dancer has also performed all over the world in shows ‘Burn the Floor’, including on Broadway and the West End, ‘Keep Dancing’, and most recently ‘Dance to the Music’ with Kristina Rihanoff.
Expect lots of amazing dance routines, fun, cheeky chat and plenty of sparkles in this incredible action packed extravaganza that reflects Robin’s energetic personality! He will take you on a journey through his most memorable performances of his dance career with his team of professional dancers.
Robin’s dream for the future is to get everyone around the country dancing, because, he says, ultimately it makes everyone happy!
Performances at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Tickets £26, TheatreCard £25, Under 18 £25
Special Meet and Greet Tickets £46 These are limited and can only be booked via the Box Office and not online Meet and Greet will start at 1pm and 6pm for each performance respectively.
Christmas Bingo brought to you by Friends of Louth Playgoers
Sunday 25th November
Doors Open 1.30pm
Eyes Down at 2.30pm
Come and join us for an afternoon of fun before the festive season really begins. Prizes for 1 line, 2 lines and a Full House.
Bring your Bingo Dobbers and don’t forget to get your Raffle tickets to win some of our fantastic prizes.
Leapin' Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes centre-stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals.
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow."
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Annie is the perfect family-friendly musical
No performance on Sunday 20 May
This show is kindly sponsored by ALLINSON - www.allinsonprint.com
Tickets £12 / Under 18s £6 / TheatreCard £11 / Under 18s £5
Presented by MJS PRODUCTIONS Written & Directed by Matt Sargent
Meet Brad; sex addict and self-labelled sexual God! Bored with life, bored with marital humdrum, he sets up a Swingers club with hilarious, ridiculous and catastrophic consequences. Some join the club unwillingly, some unknowingly and some with a definite goal in mind.
As well as the mad cap situations, the clever one liners and the ensuing chaos, the range of characters within this orgasmic comedy is broad, from the cutting Angela, the chauvinistic Lionel, the simple but loveable Darren and Sharon and who could forget Norman and his ever-suffering wife desperate for a bit of the other.
Swingers (previously called Orgasm) enjoyed a sell-out, extended run at the Caxton Theatre in Grimsby 9 years ago, and now is embarking on a tour. MJS Productions last brought us ‘the 69 Shades of Beige’, ‘Teechers’ and ‘Shakers’ so we are very excited that ‘Swingers’ is coming our way.
A little bit naughty, a little but rude….but certainly not crude – Orgasm is one not to be missed.
Presented by David Roy-Martin and Robert Thompson
David Roy-Martin - Bass Baritone
David is classically trained and studied in London with the renowned Welsh Soprano Iona Jones. Under her direction he won many accolades.
Robert Thompson – Pianist
Robert W. Thompson is a classical pianist who studied under Professor Graeme Humphrey, Royal Academy of Music
Mark Walsh – Ukulele/Banjo/comedian
Born in London in 1986, Comedian and Musician Mark Walsh has been working on stage from a very early age with big names such as Danny La Rue and Dame Barbara Windsor.
Alan Simmons - Ventriloquist
Alan began his ventriloquial career as a ten year old boy and with his brother Keith turned professional. Alan was delighted to perform for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Birthday.
Julia Burnett – Singer
Julia is an all round entertainer. Her career has spanned the West End, Film, Radio, Theatre and Caberet, appearing alongside such luminaries as Petula Clark, Sir Norman Wisdom and Roy Hudd.
Mark Briggs – Pianist
Internationally acclaimed Concert Pianist, have toured extensively throughout the world.
Worked with the James Last Orchestra for 3 years, also Tony Bennett, Michael Ball, Sheila Fergusson to name a few.
Sheila Harrod - Whistler
World Champion Whistler who worked many parts of the world.
Teamed up with Mark about 5 years ago to form “Whistling Keys”- a duo with a difference!
Tickets £12 TheatreCard £11
Lightning. Heights. Raw Meat. Bears. Knives. Spiders… and death, obviously..
Casket Case is a show about our fear of death, dying and being dead. It’s about Jozey, who doesn’t really do anything that could possibly, even slightly, increase her risk of dying. Not even putting salt on her chips. Madness.
Her anxieties are spiraling out of control and her friends are faced with just two options - kill, or cure. Casket Case is part story, part cabaret, part totally morbid curiosity. After all, none of us are getting out of here alive.
Supported by public funding from Arts Council England and commissioned by Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.
Photos by Leo Dawson
A Louth based Celtic folk band and the band members are Andy Nisbet, vocals and percussion, Patrick Purves, vocals, melodeon, pipes, harmonica and spoons, Stu Hunter, vocals, mandolin, banjo and mandola, Fiona Radford vocals flute and recorders, and Nick O’Farrell, vocals and guitar.
Come along and enjoy an afternoon of great music with complimentary tea or coffee in
Step into Wonderland this Easter Holiday to explore Lewis Carroll's ‘Alice in Wonderland’.
Workshop run by do-dance in association with Louth Playgoers.
Tues 10th & Wed 11th April
Get creative, get crafty, and join in the adventure as we do arts, crafts, dance and games. Join us for two fun-filled days in Wonderland for 6-11 year olds. There are more themed workshops every half term to discover.
Workshop fee: £20
This play adapted from an original story by Henry James will appeal to all lovers of thrillers and ghost stories.
Shortly after Miss Grey, a governess, arrives at Bly to take charge of Flora and Miles she sees the ghosts of the former valet and governess; it is the children they want! She determines to save the children from destruction and damnation at the hands of these 'devils'.
Ahoy there me hearties!
Join us on a magical voyage of fun and adventure to the legendary Treasure Island.
Packed full of puppets, magic, comedy, song and illusions, this is a perfect treat for all the family.
Jimmy Hawkins is drawn into a world of swashbuckling excitement brimming with buccaneers and buried gold as he sets sail to Treasure Island.
Join our hilarious and colourful characters: Jimmy, Molly, Hetty and their puppet friends as we set sail on this hilarious adventure to seek out this lost island and recover the treasure!
Watch out for the cunning pirate Long John Silver and his wise cracking, talking toucan, who cause mischief, mayhem and even mutiny along the way!
All aboard for this madcap adventure with something for all the family! Yo ho ho and a barrel of fun!
Tickets: £9 / TheatreCard £8 / Under 16s £6
Make sure you see the great blues rock guitarist Chantel McGregor for yourself! The highly decorated musician has been bestowed many titles as voted for at the British Blues Awards such as Young Artist Of The Year, Best Female Vocalist twice and Guitarist Of The Year twice.
She is accompanied by her band which includes drummer Keith McPartling and Colin Sutton on Bass.
McGregor began playing on a half sized acoustic guitar from the incredibly young age of three years old. As a child she realised that not only were electric guitars easy to play but they also made considerably more noise. Developing her talents through her lessons, she was jamming at the Melborn Hotel in her hometown of Bradford by the age of twelve.
Recognised as a child prodigy, she was approached by interested labels at the age of fourteen who were quick to try and change her style of singing, insinuating that she would be too intimidating towards a listening male audience - a suggestion that she cared little for and she continued to develop her own unique voice on her own terms.
Her debut album Like No Other was released by the label Tis Rock Music in 2011 and was produced by Livingston Brown (Shakira, Ed Sheeran, Kylie Minogue and Corinne Bailey Rae). It was followed in 2015 by her second outstanding album Lose Control which also saw Brown return for production duties.
REVIVAL™ pay tribute to one of history's most iconic bands.
The show covers a 'high octane' sequence of the greatest ABBA Hits, including a selection of emotion packed ballads, a superb 'unplugged' sing-along section before building towards an epic grand finale
The band's full-featured show encapsulates a true sound of ABBA, accurately reproducing hit after hit of classic pop sounds
Tickets: £18 / TheatreCard £17
Based on the popular TV series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, this stage version of Hi-De-Hi is a stage adaptation of the hugely popular British TV series, which revisits the 1950's and Maplins Holiday Camp with its host of colourful characters.
It's the start of a new season and founder Joe Maplin announces that he is setting up a camp in the Bahamas and needs female yellowcoats (entertainers) to go and work there. The annual "Miss Yellowcoat" competition will decide who. Imagine the rivalry! Camp cleaner Peggy, meanwhile, is thrilled at the prospect of a vacancy for a new yellowcoat and convinces Entertainments Manager Jeffrey that she is the ideal candidate for the job. Ted is forced to employ numerous money-making schemes when his ex wife turns up at the camp with a bailiff in tow and Yvonne and Barry Stuart-Hargreaves send the rumour mill into its usual overdrive when Gladys is overheard escorting Jeffrey into his chalet late one evening. Hi-de-hi, campers!
Tickets: £8.50 / Under 18s £5
TheatreCard £7.50 / Under 18s £4
Tonight, a little bit of Paris comes to your home town..
Blending suave tones with natural charm and sophistication, Gabrielle is delighted to meet new audiences and old friends on her fourth UK Tour. Singing in her native French and in English, she performs iconic songs by the likes of Edith Piaf, Michel Legrand, Jacques Brel and Astor Piazzolla, plus her own original numbers. With an authentic band including accordion and guitar, her music is elegant, emotional and wonderfully evocative.
Tonight, Gabrielle invites you to experience the Parisian joie de vivre through her music. From "The Windmills of your Mind" to "Libertango", you will have "No Regrets".
‘Charismatic and sophisticated … leaving audiences spellbound in her wake’ – Jazz FM
Gabrielle Ducomble is a vocalist who, in 2003, reached the final of French “Pop Idol” and then studied jazz at the Guildhall in London She is performing with her own quintet and big band in addition to touring, television and radio appearances.
Gabrielle has performed at top London venues, from intimate jazz clubs to concert halls. She sang with the Aurora Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall - Southbank Centre, at Ronnie Scott’s, The Royal Albert Hall, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho and Hideaway.
At St James Theatre, she played to great acclaim twice at the EFG London Jazz Festival and for its Jazz Divas series. She also sang at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.
She has recorded three albums and completed three UK tours, gathering fans in jazz clubs, theatres and arts centres from Wakefield to St Ives. Further afield, she has performed in Europe and the US.
Gabrielle received rave reviews for her two special shows in 2015 and 2016, "The Music of Michel Legrand" and “Claude Nougaro”.
‘An astonishingly beautiful voice’ – Emma Freud, Radio 4 Loose Ends
‘Wow… just wow’ – Sebastian Scotney, London Jazz News
“Parfait” Jazz in Europe
Tickets: £10 / TheatreCard £9
A New Writers’ Sketch Show presented by Dressing Room 5
From blundering magicians to unconventional game shows; from dancing zombies to a contentious mother-in-law
Here, There and Everywhere brings you a series of rollicking, original sketches authored by the local Dressing Room 5 writers’ group. This fresh, new show has you laughing from start to finish, knows how to touch the heart, and is guaranteed to entertain all.
In a slight change from their usual Spring Concert, in 2018 the New London Opera Group invite you to take a tour around Britain in song, featuring solos, duets and concerted items from all four nations of Britain, together with medleys of sea songs and operatic excerpts, all climaxing with a rousing Last Night of the Proms finale – bring your Union flags and your singing voices to join in the fun!
Tickets £14 - TheatreCard £13
By Jane Upton. Directed by Katie Posner
New Perspectives, in association with LOV, presents this new play from the joint winner of the George Devine Most Promising Playwright Award 2016
"Room 17. Four walls full of lipstick, laughter, hairspray and Horlicks. Nana is nut brown and wrinkled with chicken fillets for arms. That's what we say. And she treats me like I'm way more amazing than I actually am."
Set in a seaside hotel of halcyon childhood summers, this auto biographical play by award-winning writer Jane Upton charts the journey back to find a beloved Nana before she forgot who she was.
Following hit plays All the Little Lights, Swimming and Bones, Finding Nana is about the universal, unconditional love between a granddaughter and her Nana and the desperate need to capture memories before they disappear.
A New Perspectives production in association with Lincolnshire One Venues (LOV). With special thanks to Kate Chapman, De Montfort University and The Theatre Writing Partnership.
Tickets: £10 / TheatreCard £9 / Under 18s £5
Whether you are a Nana, Grandpa, Granny, Pops, Nanny, Mama or Gran, that grandparent grandchild relationship is special. New Perspectives invites you to come and share your memorable moments together in an interactive workshop with Participation Director Jayne Williams. Join us on the afternoon of Finding Nana, to create and shape some of your own stories to share with the audience on the night. All you have to do is buy a ticket for the play and email Jayne to book your place on the workshop with your grandparent or grandchild aged 14+, or you are welcome to book a place just for you.
Workshop times: 3-5pm with a sharing after the evening performance of Finding Nana
Cost: Just your ticket for the play and a pound in the donation box will be welcomed on the day
Content: Creative writing and storytelling accessible to all
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place and for more info
Invitations to bring an object or piece of music will be shared in the email when participants book a place.
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!
Tickets: £12 / Under 18s £6
TheatreCard £11 / Under 18s £5
Join the Riverhead Producers for a feast of creativity at our Interactive Film and Music event ‘Make-Believe Miscellany’
The title of the film screening will be kept a secret until you walk through our welcoming doors to experience an assortment of artistic treats we will have waiting for you. This is an interactive adventure into the unknown, but keep an eye out for a few clues we’ll be letting slip soon! For now we can tell you, not only will there be there will be a fantastic film to be seen, costumes to be worn and adventures to be had. There will also be live music to be heard, featuring talent from Lincolnshire One Venues very own Album Original Voices. Come grab a drink at the bar and see these up and coming Lincolnshire Artists live, and remember, you saw them here first!
If you are a budding musician looking for an opportunity to show what you’ve got, you can also book in for an open mic slot! Contact Dawn at email@example.com for more information.
Tickets: £7 / TheatreCard £6 / Under 16s £5
Presented by King Edward VI Grammar School
You are never too old for a story …
Come and enjoy some of the most famous bedtime stories from the collection of the Brothers Grimm, known for their intriguing and sometimes dark storytelling, performed by students from KEVIGS. These versions of the stories have been written by Carole Ann Duffy and dramatized by Tim Supple.
Tickets: £9 / Concessions £7
It's time for our hugely popular annual pantomime - this year it is the much loved SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS.
Come along and see all of the wonderful characters in this fun-filled family production!
Please note our pantomime times are:
Friday 12th January - 7.00pm
Saturday 13th January - 1.00pm
Saturday 13th January - 6.00pm
Sunday 14th January - 1.00pm
Sunday 14th January - 6.00pm
Wednesday 17th January - 7.00pm
Thursday 18th January - 7.00pm
Friday 19th January - 7.00pm
Saturday 20th January - 1.00pm
Saturday 20th January - 6.00pm
Tickets: Adults £12 / Under 18s £6
TheatreCard £11 / Under 18s £5
Young Albert Tuttle is nearly 7 years old, - far too old to believe in Santa!
How does a big fat man wearing bright red pyjamas fit down the chimney, anyway?
But, Albert is in for a big surprise. For as he sleeps on Christmas Eve, a big fat man wearing bright red pyjamas tumbles down his chimney like a roly poly pudding.
It’s Santa, - he’s come for Albert’s help!
This delightful new show comes to life with an irresitable blend of music, puppetry and high energy storytelling.
With lots of laughs, sing-along songs and plenty of opportunities to join in along the way, this is the perfect treat for Christmas.
Oh, and the chance to meet Santa himself!
Little people aged 3-7 will love this heartwarming tale but big people will have lots of fun, too.
This is a funny, festive adventure with a very happy ending.
Guaranteed to have your spirits flying higher than Rudolph!
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!
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
Directed by Kate Atterby, the Riverhead Youth Theatre will premier ‘Lest We Forget’ on Saturday 2nd December 2017 1:00pm Matinee and 7:00pm.
The production sets out the nation’s reaction to the First World War but also relates to the topic of war in general, and so it remains very relevant especially today given the world situation with Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.
The productions see the cast of youth theatre playing multiple roles from soldiers of WW1, through to the Children of the Blitz in WW2, Jews in Auschwitz and on to a final message from today’s young people, always with the goal of making the audience aware of its political message.
Something new (yet not new really) from Hambledon Productions, 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.
Score and Lyrics by Lionel Bart
Book by Julian Woolford
Arrangements and Orchestration by Richard John and Oli Jackson
New Linking Material and Director - John Hewer
Musical Director - Christopher Peters
Choreographer - Helen Crawshaw
Enjoy this jaunt through mythical, medieval England with this brand new concert version.
Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) on behalf of Josef Weinberger
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!
Dazzling audiences internationally with their intricate harmonies, cute vintage choreography and fun loving flare!
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!
Our next Afternoon Soirée is Christmas with Blaze - click here to find out more.