Whitney Houston fans are in for a treat this Autumn when The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show comes to St. Helens Theatre Royal on Friday 1st September, the first date in the shows 2017 U.K. tour! The show has gone from success to success since its inception in 2013, boasting sell-out shows in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Europe and the U.K.
The two-hour stage show – an uplifting tribute to the music and memory of global superstar and pop icon Whitney Houston – features the breath-taking vocal talent of South African songstress Belinda Davids who brings Houston’s biggest pop hits and ballads to life, live on stage.
Liverpool has turned all the colours of the rainbow – and with the help of Liverpool Pride’s headline sponsor Barclays, even the city’s world-famous Liver Birds have become birds of paradise on their posts high above the River Mersey to celebrate the return of Liverpool Pride Festival 2017.
The countdown is now on until the eighth consecutive Liverpool Pride Festival, which takes place across the weekend of Saturday 29th July and Sunday 30th July in the grounds of the spectacular St. George’s Hall Liverpool.
Audiences of The Epstein Theatre simply won’t believe their eyes this September, with three incredible performances of unmissable magic including World Stars of Magic and Abracadabra taking place Friday 15th and Saturday 16th September.
World Stars of Magic is an exciting and fast-moving family show featuring some of the world’s greatest magicians, with two performances across the Friday and Saturday evening.
From the London Palladium to Hollywood’s Magic Castle and the Comedy Store to Channel 4’s Countdown, for over 30 years Paul Zenon, the U.K.’s top trickster has brought his unique combination of trickery and stand up to the stages and screens of around 40 countries worldwide.
After coming runner-up on the seventh series of U.K.’s The X Factor, Rebecca Ferguson has not been short of success since her first appearance on the reality television show in 2010. Having co-written her record-breaking debut album Heaven, and going on to release a further three follow-ups, Rebecca has proven herself to be a recording artist with a passion for her craft that is second to none.
Released in 2011, Heaven, was a critical and commercial success selling 128,000 copies in its first week and peaked at No. 3 in the U.K. Official Charts, making her the fastest-selling debut solo artist of the past decade (2007-2017).
Securing his name in the R&B history books, Alexander O’Neal is one of the genres most iconic names. With chart smash Criticize lighting up dance floors across the world thirty years after its release, his sound has transcended generations.
Originally released in 1987 from his album Hearsay, the single recently entered the U.K. charts once more. Signed by Prince back in the early days as part of The Time his journey in and out of various band formations propelled him to be the solo artist that audiences best know him for today.
Join Off the Ground Theatre this coming summer on the original global adventure, Around the World in 80 Days. Phileas Fogg believes the world can be circumnavigated in record time, but the fellows at the Reform Club disagree. After a snap decision and a bet of £20,000, Fogg is on his way.
With his trusty servant Passepartout, he negotiates ships, steamers and railways, tackling elephants, angry savages, human sacrifices and American elections en route, all while being chased by the finest officers of Scotland Yard. Nothing fazes Mr. Fogg and his stiffest of British upper lips. He has accounted for everything – except what he might learn about himself on the way…
First generation punk act Penetration celebrate 40 years as a touring and recording band with an autumn U.K. tour.
Having played their first London show at the legendary Roxy club in April 1977 before releasing Don’t Dictate as their debut single that November, the group deem 2017 to be not only their own 40th anniversary, but also that of when punk hit the provinces.
A dozen dates in October/November, including the opening night of the tour which is at the 02 Academy in Liverpool, will feature a set that traces the musical path taken by the band from its origins, including early demo songs, right up to 2015’s triumphant comeback album, Resolution. It will work through their repertoire in chronological order.
The new dates follow a sold-out U.K. tour earlier this year and have been announced to coincide with the release of her new single Down by the Water.
Amy, who is currently in the midst of festival season playing to huge crowds across Europe, said: “It has been such a crazy year. The music industry has changed so drastically that I didn’t quite know what to expect, but I have to say I’m blown away by the strength of the live music scene. I feel like this year has been my busiest year ever for live shows; I have been all over the place playing so many amazing places in front of so many wonderful fans. Something that has struck me this year is the really positive feedback I’ve received from the stripped down part of the shows.
Iconic 80s band Johnny Hates Jazz will be visiting Parr Hall in December as part of a new tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of hit album Turn Back the Clock.
The duo will be performing their acclaimed debut album in its entirety to celebrate 30 years since its release on a full U.K. tour this December, with a visit to Warrington on 5th December.
In 1987, as the era of electronic pop and New Romanticism was reaching its culmination, Anglo-American group Johnny Hates Jazz, featuring Clark Datchler and Mike Nocito, were catapulted to success with the release of their single Shattered Dreams.
“All that surrounds me is rage and beauty is contained within”, for fury and the sense of the Universe is one we truly can never witness fully but we can imagine, we can see the stars unravel, the sea collide as Shakespeare’s Tempest and the starting of the storm that comes when the blood begins to boil because we have the ability to imagine, to observe and remain the bystander on the shore looking up at our own Sun and wonder just how fortunate we are to be alive when it burns so well but how doomed we are knowing the rage around us, the fire in our bones is slowly running out and that it is only fear driving us on.
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