Spring/Summer 2017 Season!!!

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 AprilRobert 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

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £24.50

The Little Mix Experience

Date: Sat, 4th Feb

Time: 6pm

Tickets: £12


The Legends of American Country Tribute Show

Date: Fri, 10th Feb

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets:  Adults £20, Concessions £18, Child £15


A Vision of Elvis

Date: Sat, 11th Feb

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £21


Seriously Dead

Date: Sun, 12th Feb

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £21


Cirque Du Hilarious

Date: Sun, 26th Feb

Time: 2.30pm

Tickets: Adult £16, Concessions £14, Family £50



Date: Fri, 3rd Mar

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £20


King of Pop – The Legend Continues…Starring NAVI

Date: Sat, 4th Mar

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Adult £19, Concession £18


Vienna Festival Ballet presents Cinderella

Date: Sun, 5th Mar

Times: 5pm

Tickets: Adult £19.50, Concessions £17.50, Children £13.50


That’ll Be The Day

Date:  Fri, 10th Mar

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £24.50


American Wrestling

Date: Sat, 11th Mar

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Adult £12, Concessions £10, Child £10, Family £36


Cilla and the Shades of the 60s

Date: Sat, 18th Mar

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets:  Adult £19, Concessions £18


Jurassic Adventures

Date: Fri, 24th Mar

Time: 5pm

Tickets: Adult £15, Child £13, Family £50


Beauty and the Beast

Date: Sat, 1st – Sun 23rd April

Time: Vary

Tickets: From £13


Michael English & His Band in Concert

Date: Tues, 25th Apr

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £20


Patsy Cline and Friends Tribute Concert to Patsy Cline – Hank Williams – Jim Reeves

Date: Thurs, 4th May

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets:  Adult £18, Concession £17, Child £10


Miss Royal Beauty

Dates: Sat, 12th May

Times: 7pm

Tickets: £13


Let’s Hang On The Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Date: Sat, 14th May

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Adult £23, Concessions £22


Totally Tina

Dates: Fri, 19th May

Times: 7.30pm

Tickets: Adult £20, Concessions £18.50


The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Date: Sat, 20th May

Time: 7.30p

Tickets: Adult £20.50, concessions £19.50


The Grumbleweeds Laughter Show 2017

Date: Sun, 21st May

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Adult £15, Concessions £13, Child under 6 £6, Family £35


Puppetry of the Penis

Date: Sat, 27th May

Time: 8pm

Tickets: £22 (Early Bird offer £20 if you book before 28th Feb 2017)


Johnny Cash Roadshow

Date: Fri, 9th June

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £20


Somewhere in Time: An Audience with Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe

Date: Sat, 10th June

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Adult £26, Concessions £24.50, Child £22.50, VIP meet and greet £46


Ball of Fire

Date: Thurs, 3rd Aug

Time: 7pm

Tickets: Adults £12, Child £8


Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate, Gold Greatest Hits Tour 2017

Date: Sat, 9th Sept

Times: 7pm and 10pm

Tickets: £27.50


The King is Back

Date: Thurs, 14th Sept

Time: 8pm

Tickets: Stalls A to H £29.50, Adults £27, Wheelchairs £25


The Carpenters Story

Date: Sat, 16th Sept

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Adult £23.50, Concession £22.50


Thank ABBA for the Music

Date: Fri, 6th Oct

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Adults £22, Concessions £21


Vienna Festival Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty

Date: Sun, 8th Oct

Time: 5pm

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

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Adult £23, Concessions £21.50, Early Bird £20 (book before 30th April)




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