LHK Productions returns in 2014 with their amazing celebration of Merseyside talent, One Night Only. After successful shows at the Liverpool Empire in 2010 and Southport Theatre & Warrington Parr Halls in 2011 the show will be making its way, due to popular demand, to the Epstein Theatre and The Atkinson this autumn.
One Night Only is a feel good variety performance with some of your favourite Merseyside personalities as the stars of the show. This must see production includes show-stopping numbers from the world of musical theatre which has All That Jazz and enough Razzle Dazzle to leave you wanting more than one night only.
Just watching Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts on stage for a short while is enough to confirm what the whispers and folk murmurings have been about for the last couple of years. To witness it live though is a pleasure that in some old fashioned way might feel as if it was knocking too much upon the memory for example of the likes of Ralph McTell, the genius of the narrative story laid out for all to see is worthy of the some of the greats of British Folk.
To a generation and beyond Suggs is a man who has been with them probably throughout their entire lives. He and Madness are so entwined as part of the very fabric of the U.K’s glowing music history that to dismiss him would be reckless, even a crass thoughtless statement.
For all those that made their way to Southport’s Atkinson Theatre to listen to him relate, admittedly in a condensed form, moments of his lifetime from his best-selling autobiography in the two hour My Life in Words and Music, were left thrilled, amused, slightly stunned at the candour and the utter excitement of a man who has lived and been admired.
No matter how good the venue, no matter how respectable the recording history of the artist, sometimes going out on the road with an album that has generated such good feeling towards it, can seem a little dull when heard live in comparison to the image that the listener has built up in their head.
To undertake the task of performing two gigs in two very different venues in one day is perhaps something only Phil Collins would have thought of undertaking as part of raising awareness on the starving people in Ethiopia as part of Live Aid in 1985. However laudable, he did some help from all the organisers behind the event and the good fortune to have the luxury of Concorde to take him between London and Philadelphia.
They are one of the great young bands and artists that call Liverpool their home. Alongside many others that in the last few years have made the city’s music addicts sit up and take notice of the new and tremendously exciting breed coming through, such as All We Are, Stealing Sheep, Path Unknown, Joe Symes and The Loving Kind, Only Child, Mono L.P.s, Matt Breen, Buckle Tongue, Rob Vincent and Carrianne Hayden, The Hummingbirds name has travelled far and wide, beyond the metaphorical city walls and out into the open world. People outside the city have once more discovered what makes Liverpool tick like no other in the U.K. and perhaps in the world.
Two of the titans of U.K. cricket are coming to The Atkinson, Southport with a side splitting show full of memories from within the Test Match Special commentary box.
B.B.C. cricket legends Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter are in Southport on the 21st June 2013 as part of their theatre tour of a brand new humorous show detailing their exploits in the commentary box from the last 40 years. For the first time in public, Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter are set to wow the crowds with their hilarious cricketing tales.
With St Patrick’s Day just around the corner, Southport’s The Atkinson is delighted to announce a visit from Kieran Goss – one of Ireland’s foremost contemporary singer-songwriters – in a gig which will be the only North West date on his whirlwind ‘Live and Solo’ U.K. tour. Following the huge success of his recent special guest appearances with Fairport Convention and Eddi Reader, Kieran Goss heads to The Atkinson on Friday 17th May.
Ever wondered what it would be like to eat in Basil, Sybil and Manuel’s dining room? Find out at Sefton’s flagship new cultural centre The Atkinson this June, when the venue hosts the critically acclaimed 5 star production Faulty Towers the Dining Experience!
‘Guests’ can enjoy a three course meal served by the hilarious characters of the legendary TV show impersonated by Interactive Theatre international,whose Faulty Towersshows have been in constant demand, touring internationally since 1997. The show features all the best gags and a great meal, Faulty Towers the Dining Experience is a loosely-scripted, pitch-perfect tribute to the television series which develops the characters made famous by John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs.