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Forget Brexit and come along to the Forum and enjoy Great Britain in song and dance including a glitzy Bond section! We will be taking you on a journey with british composers, Beatles, Adele,Andrew Lloyd Webber, Edward Elgar and much, much more.
The show will finish with a rousing "proms" style finale with "Land of hope and glory", "Rule Brittania" and so forth! We will also be joined by a talented team of youngsters who will enjoy bringing you songs from "Oliver" and "Matilda".
A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.
Director: Tim Burton
Writers: Helen Aberson (novel), Ehren Kruger (screenplay)
Stars: Eva Green, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton
LIVE STREAMED PERFORMANCE
Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar's spectacular production of Gounod's best-loved opera.
There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès.
Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.
Starts: 6.45 pm Finishes 10.45 pm
A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare.
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Writer: Ben Elton
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Lolita Chakrabarti, Jack Colgrave Hirst, Judi Dench and Ian McKellen.
Chris Ramsey tests an hour of new material. Chris is writing a brand new tour show. We are delighted to welcome him back to The Forum to road test some material. This involves standing on stage in our intimate venue with notes, saying some really funny stuff and possibly some stuff that isn’t funny quite yet. Chris would love you to come along and help him decide which is which!
The show will be around 60 minutes long. There will be no support and no interval.
Tickets are strictly limited to 2 per person.
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly...
But The People’s Theatre Company do!
And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams' best selling book!
From the creators of Don't Dribble On The Dragon, this magical show has been written especially for grown ups to enjoy with their children, so come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart warming family fun.
It’s the perfect treat for anyone aged 2 to 102!
The songs in the show including If You're Happy and You know It, Incy Wincy Spider and many more are available to sing along to on The People's Theatre Company's website at www.ptc.org.uk so why not have a listen and join in when you visit the theatre!
A great introduction to the theatre with just the right balance of sitting listening and taking part ★★★★★ – Bristol Guide
Thoroughly entertaining and brilliant fun. ★★★★★ - Patricia Goodwin, What's on Stage
Suitable from age 2 +
Providing a platform for North Eastern Talent
A new play by award winning playwright David Farn
Directed by Neil Armstrong
Join Gertrude Bell, archaeologist, mountaineer, map maker,
librarian, confidante to Lawrence of Arabia and Churchill,
on her pioneering adventures in the Alps and desert at a time
when women were supposed to be at home doing crochet.
Post World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.
Director: James Kent
Writers: Rhidian Brook (novel)
Stars: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clark
Bryan Robson AKA Captain Marvel is best known for playing in Midfield for England, Manchester United and Middlesbrough. Captaining his country an amazing 65 times and playing in 3 World Cups, Robbos career is one many ordinary players could only dream of. A total of 661 career appearances for club & country and an incredible 141 goals made Bryan one of the best players of his generation.
As well as being an outstanding player he also went on to manage Middlesbrough, where he led them to 2 top flight promotions and the clubs first ever cup finals. He also managed Bradford City, Sheffield United, West Bromwich Albion and Thailand.
With one of the UK’s best MC’s Mark Jones conducting the evening this will be a night that will deliver laughs, fantastic stories and an opportunity to meet one of Football’s all-time greats.
Standard Tickets £25
VIP Tickets £35 – Include early entry, meet & greet with a photograph with Robbo that will be printed on the night.
Featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and many many more
Alan Owens & The Forum Big Band return for their annual concert on behalf of Heriot's Hospice performing some of the greatest hits of the Big Band era made famous by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra & Ella Fitzgerald as well as more up to date arrangements by Michael Buble and Gordon Goodwin.
Curve Dance brings pupils aged 4 to 19 together from Northallerton, Easingwold, Richmond and Leeming to showcase their passion for Dance. Our show ‘Patchwork' is like a patchwork quilt. Each dance piece is individual and unique in its own right, but together we create a dance masterpiece! At Curve Dance we share a love for Dance and enjoy expressing ourselves through movement and performing.
Our spectacular show is one for all the family, with an elegant Gatsby opening to a crazy vibrant Circus and an emotive Contemporary piece about unity. We can’t wait to share it with you...
All My Sons
by Arthur Miller
directed by Jeremy Herrin
Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.
America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.
But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.
Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).
All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong
AS YOU LIKE IT
Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind.
Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.
Finishes approximately 10.10 pm
With one of the biggest selling boybands of the last 20 years. Relive The Westlife concert experience like no other with Simply Westlife Tribute. This hits filled concert recreates the magic of Shane, Mark, Nicky & Kian and listen to their scintillating No.1 Hits such as Flying Without Wings, Swear it again, If i let you go, I have a dream and many more.Simply Westlife Tribute Will Recreate thrills of been at a live Concert and all immaculately delivered with fantastic Voices, Charisma, Costumes and dance routines delivered to you the audience as close to the real thing.
With Westlife announcing their 2019 stadium tour Simply Westlife tribute show will provide you with a show as close to the real thing.
The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.
Director: Mimi Leder
Writer: Daniel Stiepleman
Stars: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux
Two recent works and one world premiere showcase the contemporary face of the Royal Ballet.
The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and
Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset.
Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his
Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, a new work by
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created by The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake comes to cinemas with a fresh look for the 21st century and is ‘as bold and beautiful as ever’ (★★★★★ Telegraph). This thrilling, audacious and witty production is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Retaining the iconic elements of the original staging loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) have created a ‘spellbinding’ (★★★★★ Independent) re-imagining of this classic New Adventures production. Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake stars Will Bozier as The Swan/The Stranger, Liam Mower as The Prince and Nicole Kabera as The Queen.
Collecting over thirty international accolades including an Olivier Award and three Tonys on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s beloved tale is ‘still original, still unmissable’ (★★★★★ Metro), a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.
Director: Peter Farrelly
Writers: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie (as Brian Currie)
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Multi award winning comedian and Edinburgh Fringe favourite Patrick Monahan returns on Tour with another brand new stand-up show # Goals!
We all have life goals. Whatever amazing things they are, whether it’s to win the lottery or marry up, make it your goal to come and watch a great comedy show from an Irish Iranian smoggy!
Constantly touring, comedy website Ents24 has listed Patrick for the past 3 years in the
Top 3 of the hardest working comedians in the UK.
Patrick Monahan is adored by his audiences everywhere! He performs all over the UK and Europe and has appeared in far-flung hotspots including Dubai, Bahrain and Costa Rica! He is very much in demand performing literally hundreds of shows a year! His many TV appearances include ‘The Wright Stuff’ (C5) ‘Weekend’ (ITV) ‘Live Stand-up Set for BBC Asian Network’ (BBC iplayer 2017) ‘Safeword’ (ITV2) ‘Celebrity Squares’ (ITV) ‘Fake Reaction’ (ITV2) and ‘The One Show Edinburgh Festival’ (BBC1).
‘Patrick’s a Fringe Legend and it is easy to see why!’ The Mirror ★★★★
‘Delightful, impressive and very funny’ The Scotsman ★★★★
‘A definite must see’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★
‘He really hits the mark…great depth’ www.broadwaybaby.com ★★★★
If it is the wonderful tonic of laughter that you are looking for, then you have come to the right place!
Cannon and Ball bring their own magical and unique brand of humour to your theatre in 2019.
Opening the show with 45 minutes of unforgettable “Cannon & Ball” they will perform some of their legendary sketches and routines before the interval.
Tommy and Bobby open Act Two with a song and then into storytelling of their career after which they will open the Mike to the audience for Q & A’s.
This magical and intimate “Close and Upfront!” evening is a treat for all comedy fans of all ages!
A couple find themselves in over their heads when they foster three children.
Director: Sean Anders
Writers: Sean Anders, John Morris
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner
Ten fisherman from Cornwall are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanties.
Director: Chris Foggin
Writers: Piers Ashworth, Meg Leonard
Stars: Tuppence Middleton, James Purefoy, Daniel Mays, Dave Johns
t's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.
Director: Mike Mitchell
Writers: Phil Lord (screenplay by), Christopher Miller
Stars: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett
The story of Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West.
Director: Ralph Fiennes
Writers: David Hare (screenplay), Julie Kavanagh (Inspired by her book: "Rudolf Nureyev: The Life")
Stars: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann |
Join us for our latest "Relaxed Screening" a special screening of a classic film accessible to all including those living with Dementia. We'll be keeping the lights on low and adjusting the sound to suit the audience. There'll be an interval halfway through where we will be serving complimentary teas and coffees and cake and biscuits.
Please note, there is no admission charge for carers.
Fifteen years after his death, a carousel barker is granted permission to return to Earth for one day to make amends to his widow and their daughter.
Director: Henry King
Writers: Phoebe Ephron (screenplay), Henry Ephron (screenplay)
Stars: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.
Founded in 2002, Sloemotion is a small family business based at Green Farm, in the village of Barton-le-Willows, just north of York and nearby to the market town of Malton in North Yorkshire. This event to celebrate world gin day on June 8th will be hosted by Sloemotions brand Ambassador Adam who will guide you through each edition giving tasting notes, perfect serves and gin facts. A history of gin and the story of Sloemotion will also be part of the discussions.
Included in the ticket price will be 3 full size Gin and Fevertree tonics, and a Damson gin cocktail all served with garnishes, and a mouthwatering selection of canapes including, mini yorkshire puddings with roast beef and horseradish, brie and grape crostinis, honey and mustard cocktail sausages, red pepper mini quiches, BBQ belly pork bites and Pate and caramelised onion squares, all freshly prepared on the evening.
Early booking is advisable as tickets are limited.
The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy.
Director: Trevor Nunn
Writer: Lindsay Shapero
Stars: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore
Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth Macmillan's 20th century ballet masterpiece.
Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic.
The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.
Double-meanings, disguises and dirty laundry abound in The Merry Wives of Windsor as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. But the ‘Merry Wives’ quickly cotton on to his tricks and decide to have a bit of fun of their own at Falstaff’s expense…
The Merry Wives of Windsor is the only comedy that Shakespeare set in his native land, and with its witty mix of verbal and physical humour, the play celebrates a tradition that reaches right down to the contemporary English sitcom.
Directed by Nicole Charles and Elle While, this new production of The Merry Wives of Windsor is staged at the beautiful and iconic Globe Theatre in London, a reconstruction of an open-air Elizabethan playhouse on the bank of the River Thames.
Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.
Director: Chris Butler
Writer: Chris Butler
Stars: Hugh Jackman, David Walliams, Stephen Fry
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to jump and jive to a performance full of the classic Jukebox hits.
Watch dancers from the Charlotte Jacqueline School of Dance in their first ever production.
National Theatre Live
adapted by Helen Edmundson
based on the novel by Andrea Levy
Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.
Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.
The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.
A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.
This production has been filmed live in front of an audience.
Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.
Director: Dome Karukoski
Writers: David Gleeson, Stephen Beresford
Stars: Lily Collins, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Gibson
Celebrating the very best in music from America's 'Music City’, this brand new show promises an exciting fusion of pure Country gold with 'New Country' blockbusters!
Guitarist, vocalist and band-leader Bob Drury, who has been selling out in theatres across the country for the past 6 years with his highly acclaimed shows, heads up an amazing cast of musicians to a deliver a set of pristine classics from the likes of Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Brad Paisley, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers.
Featuring Bob's daughter Harriet on female lead vocals the band present stunning versions of monster hits from Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Alison Moorer, Eva Cassidy, June Carter and many more. Harriet is an established vocal performer with a "stunning, soaring voice" that will knock your socks off! With their combined talents, Bob and Harriet also lovingly re-create vocal duets from Country's Hall of Fame.
A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.
Director: Guy Ritchie
Writers: John August (screenplay by), Guy Ritchie (screenplay by)
Stars: Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Alan Tudyk
Tom Rosenthal & Lloyd Griffith
Two working in progress shows. Tom Rosenthal (Friday Night Dinner, Plebs) and Lloyd Griffith (Soccer AM) try out new material.
As seen as the drunkest guy on Drunk History (Comedy Central) and taking down Chris Ramsey on Roast Battle (Comedy Central).
This year Tom Rosenthal is discussing his manhood, or lack thereof.
A show that is about reaching maturity.
Lloyd Griffith: LIVE (Work in Progress)
Lloyd comes to the Forum to try out some new jokes for a new tour. Jokes and some singing probably. Host of Soccer AM (Sky), Flinch! (Netflix) & Taxi To Training (BBC3). As seen on Bounty Hunters (Sky), Drunk History (Comedy Central), The Premier League Show (BBC), Strictly Come Dancing (one day). Jack Whitehall and Rob Beckett’s tour support and Diane Griffith’s son.
"Supersub Lloyd Griffith delivered some punchy gags about growing up in Grimsby. He also revealed a jaw-dropping singing voice. Expect to hear more from Griffith"...BRUCE DESSAU, EVENING STANDARD
"Disarmingly good"...DOMINIC MAXWELL, THE TIMES
"There’s no doubt about it; Lloyd Griffith is the king of the unexpected. His sense of fun is infectious, his singing voice faultless and his anecdotes are told with boundless confidence. Griffith has clearly established his own style of comedy" ★★★★★...THREE WEEKS
Suitable for 16+
The Lehman Trilogy
by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power
directed by Sam Mendes
The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.
Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.
On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.
163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.
This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.
A late-night talk show host suspects that she may soon be losing her long-running show.
Director: Nisha Ganatra
Writer: Mindy Kaling (screenplay by)
Stars: Emma Thompson, Halston Sage, John Lithgow
André Rieu’s annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of
the globe. The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop
for unforgettable concerts fi lled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages – and, of
course, magnifi cent music.
This year André Rieu invites you to put on your dancing shoes for his spectacular 2019 hometown
concert from Maastricht: ‘Shall we Dance?’
You can waltz the night away with André Rieu - the majestic waltz has been such an inspiration to
André throughout his career that its three-four beat has become, in many ways, the rhythm of his life.
And this year the maestro will bring the waltz to life in an unforgettable evening of music and dance.
Summer nights are made for dancing and this is a party you do not want to miss! Prepare to be swept
off your feet by this magical celebration of dance on the big screen in the comfort of your local cinema.
Join André Rieu, his Johann Strauss Orchestra, world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and special
guests for a magical cinema experience. Audiences will be treated to behind the scenes content and
an exclusive interview with André and as always, some delicious surprises.
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
"To whom should I complain?"
When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.
The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.
Director: F. Gary Gray
Writers: Matt Holloway, Art Marcum
Stars: Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Chris Hemsworth, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson.
When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.
Director: Josh Cooley
Writers: John Lasseter (original story by), Andrew Stanton (original story by) | 5 more credits »
Stars: Christina Hendricks, Patricia Arquette, Keanu Reeves
The Handlebards are cycling actors who carry all the set, props and costume needed to perform extremely energetic, charmingly chaotic and environmentally sustainable Shakespeare plays across the globe.
They specialise in outdoor theatre, as they love performing in the open air, but really, theyre happy performing almost anywhere.
In Summer 2019, both the all-female troupe and all-male troupe are cycling across the UK bringing a unique brand of Shakespeare to all corners of the country, before touring internationally.
The all-female troupe are touring with The Tempest, whilst the all-male troupe are performing Much Ado About Nothing.
A shipwreck washes the court of Milan up onto a mysterious desert island, inhabited by magicians, sprites and monsters, where nothing is as it seems…
Join the all-female troupe for a riotous bicycle powered production, filled with magic, musicality and Shakespearean mayhem.
Tickets are at a special early bird price for a limited period so book early!
Back by popular demand, get your tickets early as last time the show was a sellout!!
The musical story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
Brought to you direct from the West End, former cast members of 'The Jersey Boys' who have entralled thousands of theatre goers with their portrayal of this iconic group present their own fantastic, fast paced, energetic show.
Featuring timeless classics including 'Oh! What a night', 'Ragdoll', 'Walk like a man', 'I've got you under my skin', 'Sherry', 'Beggin', 'Let's hang on' and many more hits from the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' catalogue.
With slick dance routines, plenty of charm and charisma and outstanding vocals this show tells the story of this iconic multi million record selling group, with the benefit of an outstanding stellar cast and fabulous live band.
From the producers of the hugely popular
BON JOVI FOREVER’S ‘ One wild night tour ‘
We are proud to present
‘The UK Monsters of Rock Show’
Get ready to be transported back to the 80s heyday of classic rock, combining the feel of a rock festival with the atmosphere of a top end rock arena tour. Expect fireworks, amazing lighting and exacting attention to detail as this amazing 5 piece band, who have numerous recording credits and having travelled the Globe extensively, re-create hits from rock gods such as Journey, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Kiss, AC/DC, Van Halen ……and many more!
If you are a fan of live classic rock this is the show for you!
‘What do you get if you cross a bunch of the best live acts on the variety circuit mixed with some of the UK’s most talented up and coming performers? Our latest production of course!
Join us for Tom Rolfe’s Variety Emporium live on stage at The Forum this September featuring mesmerising magic, dynamic daredevils, high speed juggling, hilarious ventriloquism and side splitting comedy all with a retro twist!
With complimentary fizz on arrival courtesy of our vegas show girls the Variety Emporium is definitely a show not to be missed!
Following their first visit to the Forum last year, the West Yorkshire Savoyards are returning in 2019 with a performance of the Pirates of Penzance. This is one of the most popular Gilbert and Sullivan operas, with a gang of incompetent Cornish pirates coming up against a bunch of even more incompetent policemen. Lots of great music, and Alistair Donkins production guarantees a load of laughs. This year the performers will be accompanied by a full, eleven piece orchestra.
One Man, Two Guvnors
by Richard Bean
based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding
Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
Bob Drury's 'The Neil Diamond Story' - The life of a legend in song
Described in Las Vegas as one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond, Bob Drury has been astounding audiences with his vocal likeness for ten years during which time he has performed throughout the UK, Europe and in the United States for the Amerian Neil Diamond Fan Club in both Nashville and Las Vegas.
Bob is joined by his amazing band this year and the show tracks Neil’s journey from unknown and struggling New York songwriter to international mega-star. The music covers every stage of a staggering music career spanning five decades. Join in with all the favourites such as Cracklin' Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Forever in Blue Jeans, Beautiful Noise, I'm a Believer, Red Red Wine and, of course, Sweet Caroline. Bob's duet with Harriet on the Diamond/Streisand classic 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers' is one of the best versions you'll ever hear. The show also features a couple of lesser known songs that are sure to become your favourites by the end of the evening. A fantastic evening guaranteed!
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, Sindhu Vee extends her UK tour due to popular demand with her critically acclaimed show, Sandhog.
Loving your children, spouse and ageing parents (in that order, please don’t tell my mother) is very hard work, very intense and a lot of the time it sucks. But who wants to live without love? Highly anticipated debut from the host of BBCR4’s Comedy of the Week podcast. As seen on QI - BBC2, Have I Got News for You - BBC1 and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled - Dave, and heard on Guilty Feminist podcast.
“one of the finest hours of stand-up I've ever witnessed” – I Talk Telly
“Acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery of less politically correct home truths”— The List
★★★★★ I Talk Telly ★★★★One4Review ★★★★Fringe Biscuit ★★★★Fest ★★★★ The Times ★★★★Fest Mag
'Click your heels and join Dorothy and her friends as they take a stroll down the yellow brick road in search of The Emerald City this half term.
Will Dorothy manage to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West?
Will the Scarecrow manage to find a brain?
Will Tin Man succeed in finding a heart?
Will our loveable cowardly Lion fulfil his courage finding quest?
Find out by booking your tickets now!!
Get ready for the best songs from all your favourite female stars in one fabulous fun-packed show. Little Mix will cast some Black Magic and Taylor Swift will Shake It Off as four enormously talented girls bring you up close and personal with the greatest female pop performers of today.
Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, Beyoncé and Rihanna will all be dropping in to the biggest Pop Party ever so make sure you’re there!
With dazzling choreography, state of the art videos and superb vocals Pop Divas Live! is the perfect pop concert experience for the little divas in your life.
“My baby sister absolutely loved it. She got the chance to meet and dance on stage with them which was a dream come true. Thank you so much!”
“My 5 and 7 year old girls had the time of their lives! The length of the show was just right and we even got a picture at the end.”
“Absolutely fantastically! My daughter and I loved it! An excellent introduction for children who are too young to go to big concerts.”
Only Fools and Boycie
John Challis is one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses, and latterly as Monty, in ITV 1's Benidorm. In his solo show, the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career. Having worked with some of the biggest names in showbusiness, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses stars like Sir David
Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics. Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography.
Dave johns has been a stand up comic for nearly 3 decades touring his one man shows world wide.
Best known for his critically acclaimed breakthrough performance in Ken loaches 2016 Palme D'or and bafta winning film I Daniel Blake.
Thereafter Many film parts have followed. The Keeper, Fisherman’s Friends, including his latest film, 23 walks' staring alongside Alison Steadman.
due to be realised in 2020
This autumn Dave presents his New stand up show for 2019.
From Byker to the Baftas
hilarious and emotional... one of the unlikeliest, most uplifting stories you will ever hear" - Guardian : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Book Now “
ANDY PARSONS – HEALNG THE NATION
‘Cracking adlibbing…a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain’ THE GUARDIAN
'Coruscating live performer specialising in lacerating topical gags' THE INDEPENDENT
“It was the 24th June 2016 and I found myself in a supermarket contemplating a meal deal. I only wanted a sandwich and I only needed a sandwich but given that I could get a snack and a drink for only 5p more it seemed financially irresponsible not to. It was the day after the Referendum, and I’d spent so long confused about what was happening to my country that I was in a rush as I took my three items to the lad on the till. He scanned the first two items no problem but the third item he couldn’t get to scan at all. I thought this is going to be a nightmare – there was a queue building up and he looked like he was going to call the supervisor. Then to his credit, he tried to scan it one more time, it wouldn’t scan – so he went ‘bip’ himself and chucked it through. And it was at that moment I thought ‘oh we’ll be alright as a country we will’.
And we will be alright. Trust me. I’m not a politician.”
As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. etc. - and repeated on Dave.
Have you ever wanted to know a secret?
A Christmas secret!
Maybe you’d like to know where the fairy on top of the Christmas tree comes from, or why you never see a Christmas elf, or what exactly happened to Frosty the Snowman?
Or maybe you’d like to know the greatest secret of them all... the one about Santa Claus and the thing he secretly loves best.
Could it be presents? Could it be reindeer? Could it be snow?
You’ll never guess, so if you want to find out then join Santa and his friends in this fun filled family musical complete with games, giggles and all your favourite Christmas songs.
Santa will be available after the show to meet your little ones and give them a present, so don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the smiles!
The show will feature funny behind the scenes anecdotes from TV, live auctions, exciting antique finds, huge profits, even bigger losses, as well as stories from celebrity TV appearances and historical journeys through time. It’s all part of what makes this show like no other.
David Harper is a BBC TV presenter well known for his appearances on Bargain Hunt, The Antiques Road Trip, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Flog It and For What It’s Worth. These hugely popular BBC programmes are shown in over 50 countries worldwide. David has appeared on many other BBC TV programmes too from The One Show to Celebrity Masterchef, Through The Keyhole to Countryfile, Celebrity Eggheads to The Heaven & Earth Show!
The show is very much audience led with involvement in the form of questions from the audience or questions and challenges from David throughout, as the talk develops.
Talking about the show David Harper said, “The audience does not need to have a particular interest in antiques to enjoy this show. He will cover subjects ranging from how to build the confidence to appear on TV, money making schemes, meeting famous characters and humorous real life experiences from TV and the world of art and antiques…and sometimes fabulous stories are unexpectedly shared by an audience members too!”
“Fantastic results and very funny, you had the room buzzing!” …Tessa Sanderson OBE
“One of the best after dinner talks and display of expertise we have ever experienced.”…Media Messages Ltd
Roy Chubby Brown is back and hes as naughty as ever. His choice of language and his politically incorrect jokes are all delivered with a cheeky grin and perfect comedy timing.
His trademark flying helmet and goggles, coupled with his coat of many patches makes him instantly recognisable.
Chubby Brown is a master of his craft and guarantees a regular supply of new jokes every time you see him. So if you are not easily offendedand want a good old fashioned laugh,book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
STRICTLY OVER 18S ONLY
This new smash-hit Christmas tribute concert show, starring the world’s leading Elvis impersonator & tribute artist JD KING, is a musical journey through all eras of the King’s incredible career. ELVIS THE LEGEND features Elvis’ greatest, most-memorable songs from ground-breaking 1950's Rock ‘n’ Roll to the dramatic Las Vegas big-band ballads of the 1970's.
An interactive and high-energy event, the show boasts JD’s powerful vocals, pulsating dance moves and a truly uncanny characterisation of Elvis that not only leaves audiences utterly amazed, but thoroughly entertained and immersed throughout.
For over 15 years JD KING (Jim Devereaux) has wowed audiences worldwide with his incredibly dynamic and energetic portrayal of the King. At 33 years old (the same age as Elvis when he performed his 1968 Comeback Special) JD is the perfect age to re-create all eras of Elvis Presley with energy and credibility – rendering Elvis at his very best.
A professionally trained actor and singer, JD becomes the character of Elvis in a way that transports the audience to that special place and time – the closest anyone can get to Elvis himself.
Big name comedy at the Forum with author and comedian Mark Watson. Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on 'Taskmaster', half-killed on 'Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island', Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors.
Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy. 99 percent of the world's population is made up of other people: why can't we understand them? As scrawny and impassioned as ever, one of the UK's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions, with his usual notoriously high joke-and-rant-per-minute rate.
‘He sparkles with originality and verve' Chortle
'A kind of unstoppably funny Superhero' Sunday Times
'Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable' Telegraph
Back by popular demand!!!!
From the opening beats of Waterloo to the final notes of Thank You For The Music, Swede Dreamz will take you on a journey through some of ABBA’s greatest, most memorable hits including Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Take A Chance On Me, SOS, Fernando, Chiquitita, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!, Knowing Me Knowing You, Money Money Money and many, many more.
This ABBA tribute stage show features superb live vocals and clever harmonies throughout, stunning replica costumes and a fantastic lightshow. A Swede Dreamz ABBA tribute show really does capture all the magic and excitement of one of the world's most successful and entertaining live bands. With audience participation encouraged throughout, you're sure to be having the time of your life!
Join us for the ultimate celebration of the biggest disco floor fillers ever. Boogie Wonderland is the UK’s number one disco tribute show and is guaranteed to have you dancing All Night Long.
A live 8 piece band of West End musicians present all your favourite disco hits with slick choreography and stunning vocals to deliver the greatest disco party ever!
Revel in the incredible sounds of Earth, Wind & Fire, KC and the Sunshine Band, The Jacksons, Sister Sledge, Bee Gees, Chic and many more, making Boogie Wonderland the perfect party night out.
Celebrate the Good Times and Don’t Stop “Til You Get Enough!
"I love Boogie Wonderland! Keep on funking!"
Robert 'Kool' Bell, Kool & The Gang
"There is no finer show in the universe to get the people on their feet!!!”
Mike Peters, The Alarm
"If you want to get down with the hippest, funkiest band in the land then go and see Boogie Wonderland”
Graham Gouldman, 10cc