St Helens Theatre Royal is certainly looking forward to a very happy new year and will be serving up a sensational season of entertainment for Spring/Summer 2017!
The Theatre on Corporation Street has launched its fantastic new season brochure outlining another superb programme of shows with something for everyone – from live music concerts and world class tribute acts to hilarious comedy, brilliant ballet and superb pantos! Here’s sneak preview of some of this season’s highlights…
The season begins with a weekend of music starting with The Illegal Eagles, often acclaimed as the World’s Number One Eagles tribute, on Friday 3rd February. Paying tribute to the UKs favourite girl band on Saturday 4th February, The Little Mix Experience hits the stage for a night filled with pop tunes guaranteed to have you dancing in the aisles.
Fantastic tribute acts continue throughout the season with something to suit all musical tastes. The Legends of America Country Tribute Show promise a night of toe tapping classics on Friday 10th February followed by a tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll on Saturday 11th February in Vision of Elvis.
On Saturday 4th March catch a tribute to pop legend Michael Jackson in King of Pop – The Legend Continues. The UKs’ number one Rock ‘n’ Roll variety performance That’ll be the Day takes you on a journey of sensational hits from the 50s through to the 70s on Friday 10th March. Get a taste of the swinging 60s on Saturday 18th March with a tribute to a local legend in Cilla and the Shades of the 60s.
The month of May brings more tribute acts starting with Patsy Cline and Friends on Thursday 4th May. The award-winning Let’s Hang On – The Music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons celebrates the music of one of pops’ most successful bands on Saturday 13th May and Totally Tina pays tribute to the Queen of Rock on Friday 19th May. Direct from the West End and following a sold-out UK tour The Simon and Garfunkel Story 50th Anniversary Tour comes to St Helens on Saturday 20th May.
Don’t miss The Johnny Cash Roadshow on Friday 9th June, the only tribute endorsed by the Cash family and The King is Back on Thursday, 14th September, internationally renowned as one, if not the best Elvis tributes in the world today. The award-winning The Carpenters Story celebrates the music of one of the most successful pop duos in music history, Richard and Karen Carpenter on Saturday, 16th September.
Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves! Thank ABBA For The Music is a two-hour theatre spectacular that captures all of the magic and excitement of one of pop history’s most successful bands on Friday, 6th October.
There’s more amazing live music on offer throughout the season. Rock ‘n’ Roll sensations Showaddywaddy bring all their hits from their extensive career to the stage on Friday 3rd March. Country music fans are in for a treat this with two of Ireland’s top country stars making their way to St Helens. Michael English and his Band in Concert hit the stage on Tuesday 25th April. Robert Mizzell and the Country Kings bring their unique sound on Friday 23rd June.
As well as great music, St Helens Theatre Royal has lined up a wide variety of family entertainment. Cirque du Hilarious Comedy Explosion guarantees laughs for the whole family on Sunday 26th February when the superstars of slapstick take to the stage. American Wrestling provides an all action family spectacular on Saturday 11th March while Jurassic Adventures promises to be the most exciting family show since time began on Friday 24th March.
Football fans can get to know the real man behind the legend Alan Ball in the stage play Ball of Fire 2017 on Thursday, 3rd August.
Regal Entertainments Ltd return with their winning pantomime formula to keep the whole family entertained bringing no less than three spectacular panto productions to the St Helens stage this year!
The fun starts this Easter with a tale as old as time Beauty and the Beast. A star-studded cast including Amy Thompson of Channel 5’s Milkshake and Big Brother legend Nikki Grahame will provide Easter fun for the whole family from Saturday 1st – Sunday 23rd April.
The most spellbinding story of all time comes alive on the stage once again with the return of Sleeping Beauty on Sat 21 – Sun 29 Oct. Then, it is guaranteed to be a white Christmas with festive panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from Sat 2 Dec – Sun 7 Jan ’18.
If you fancy a giggle, join The Grumbleweeds Laughter Show on Sunday 21st May for an evening jam packed with laugh-out-loud comedy routines, great singers, theatrical magic and fun for all the family.
Seriously Dead on Sunday 12th February is a brand-new comedy starring Benidorm’s, Chrissy Rock. The laugh-out-loud musical comedy combines a terrific musical score and cleverly penned, side splittingly funny jokes.
All-round funny man Jimmy Carr is back with his Greatest Hits on Saturday, 9th September.
Looking for some outside the box entertainment? Look no further than Puppetry of the Penis on Saturday 27th May. This unique show has been performed in over 35 countries and in over 6 languages and comes to St Helens Theatre Royal as part of a 2017 tour.
Strictly Come Dancing fans are in for a treat on Saturday 10th June as Somewhere in Time: An Audience with Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe struts in to town to wow audiences with a newly choreographed show featuring all their favourite Ballroom and Latin dances.
Dance lovers will be delighted to learn that the exquisite Vienna Festival Ballet will return to St Helens to present two beautiful new ballets – Cinderella on Sunday 5th March and Sleeping Beauty on Sunday 8th October.
St Helens Theatre Royal will also stage two unmissable musicals – Sister Act – from Thursday, 12th to Saturday, 14th October and the high octane musical riot that is The Chicago Blues Brothers – Back in Black Tour on Saturday, 4th November.
With a season so good it’ll be impossible to stay away, so book your tickets online today or visit the venue’s new box office which has been lovingly restored with kind donations from audience members.
Chantelle Nolan, Theatre Manager said: “We are delighted to announce our Spring/Summer line up. We have something to suit all tastes and budgets. We can’t wait to welcome audiences for what is going to be one of best seasons to date.”
So, make sure you book your tickets now. For more details on events at St Helens Theatre Royal visit www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com or take a sneak peek at the brochure at https://issuu.com/mattbea/docs/shtr_____brochure_issuu
The Illegal Eagles
Date: Fri, 3rd Feb
The Little Mix Experience
Date: Sat, 4th Feb
The Legends of American Country Tribute Show
Date: Fri, 10th Feb
Tickets: Adults £20, Concessions £18, Child £15
A Vision of Elvis
Date: Sat, 11th Feb
Date: Sun, 12th Feb
Cirque Du Hilarious
Date: Sun, 26th Feb
Tickets: Adult £16, Concessions £14, Family £50
Date: Fri, 3rd Mar
King of Pop – The Legend Continues…Starring NAVI
Date: Sat, 4th Mar
Tickets: Adult £19, Concession £18
Vienna Festival Ballet presents Cinderella
Date: Sun, 5th Mar
Tickets: Adult £19.50, Concessions £17.50, Children £13.50
That’ll Be The Day
Date: Fri, 10th Mar
Date: Sat, 11th Mar
Tickets: Adult £12, Concessions £10, Child £10, Family £36
Cilla and the Shades of the 60s
Date: Sat, 18th Mar
Tickets: Adult £19, Concessions £18
Date: Fri, 24th Mar
Tickets: Adult £15, Child £13, Family £50
Beauty and the Beast
Date: Sat, 1st – Sun 23rd April
Tickets: From £13
Michael English & His Band in Concert
Date: Tues, 25th Apr
Patsy Cline and Friends Tribute Concert to Patsy Cline – Hank Williams – Jim Reeves
Date: Thurs, 4th May
Tickets: Adult £18, Concession £17, Child £10
Miss Royal Beauty
Dates: Sat, 12th May
Let’s Hang On The Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Date: Sat, 14th May
Tickets: Adult £23, Concessions £22
Dates: Fri, 19th May
Tickets: Adult £20, Concessions £18.50
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Date: Sat, 20th May
Tickets: Adult £20.50, concessions £19.50
The Grumbleweeds Laughter Show 2017
Date: Sun, 21st May
Tickets: Adult £15, Concessions £13, Child under 6 £6, Family £35
Puppetry of the Penis
Date: Sat, 27th May
Tickets: £22 (Early Bird offer £20 if you book before 28th Feb 2017)
Johnny Cash Roadshow
Date: Fri, 9th June
Somewhere in Time: An Audience with Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe
Date: Sat, 10th June
Tickets: Adult £26, Concessions £24.50, Child £22.50, VIP meet and greet £46
Ball of Fire
Date: Thurs, 3rd Aug
Tickets: Adults £12, Child £8
Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate, Gold Greatest Hits Tour 2017
Date: Sat, 9th Sept
Times: 7pm and 10pm
The King is Back
Date: Thurs, 14th Sept
Tickets: Stalls A to H £29.50, Adults £27, Wheelchairs £25
The Carpenters Story
Date: Sat, 16th Sept
Tickets: Adult £23.50, Concession £22.50
Thank ABBA for the Music
Date: Fri, 6th Oct
Tickets: Adults £22, Concessions £21
Vienna Festival Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty
Date: Sun, 8th Oct
Tickets: Adult £20, Concessions £18, Child £14
Sister Act The Musical
Date: Thurs, 12th Oct to Saturday, 14th Oct
Times: Thurs 7.30pm, Fri 7.30pm and Sat 2pm and 7.30pm
Tickets: Family £45, Adult £13.50 and Child £12
Chicago Blues Brothers
Date: Sat, 4th Nov
Tickets: Adult £23, Concessions £21.50, Early Bird £20 (book before 30th April)
THEATRE ROYAL BOOKING DETAILS
Book in person at the Theatre Royal Box Office Corporation Street, St. Helens, Merseyside WA10 1LQ (Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm). Alternatively, call 01744 756 000 or log on to: www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com