SuRie is thrilled to be visiting The Redgrave Theatre, and looks forward to presenting the audience with an acoustic set of timeless songs, ranging from ABBA, over Johnny Logan, to Katrina and the Waves.
As well as the mellow piano/vocal settings of her own songs, SuRie’s performance and recordings of a range of covers have also been appreciated by audiences and critics alike.
Her debut album "Something Beginning With ..." received, amongst others, the following reviews:
"A masterpiece of sympathetic production"
- The Acoustic Club
"The beautifully produced album makes it hard to believe this is her debut"
- Under The Speaker
Her story-telling music, set in the theatrical environments she so loves to perform in, is guaranteed to captivate the imagination of her audiences.
Now in its fourth year, River Town brings the music of America’s heartland to Bristol. This year’s festival promises a vibrant programme of blues, bluegrass, country and gospel, performed by global icons and rising stars.
Featuring some of the best acts from both sides of the Atlantic, including Graham Nash, Rosanne Cash and The Barr Brothers, River Town hits the road with shows outside Colston Hall at Thekla, St George’s Bristol and The Wardrobe Theatre for over a fortnight of live music celebrating the rich sounds of the deep south.
Kelly Willis has returned with her seventh album, Back Being Blue. It’s been 11 years since her last solo release, 2007’s Translated from Love, but the Austin-based singer/songwriter has hardly been MIA in the intervening years, having recorded and toured as part of a duo with Bruce Robison.
Back in her late teens, fronting a celebrated but short-lived rockabilly band, Radio Ranch, famed singer/songwriter Nancy Griffith took a shine to her voice and recommended Willis to producer Tony Brown, one of the titans of Nashville country, who signed her to a deal with MCA. Her three major – label albums yielded plenty of critical acclaim, while her debut ‘What I Deserve’ was released on Rykodisc in 1999. Easy (2002) and Translated from Love (2007) generated equal love from fans, the press, and fellow musicians. Meanwhile, motherhood competed for her attention, and as challenging as work/family balance became, it led to a pleasing mid-career wrinkle when she backed into a side career with Robison, who conveniently happened to be not just her spouse but her creative and popular equal in the Americana world.
That Willis still feels like that scrappy young comer, six albums and four kids later, is good news for anyone about to take a shine to the only slightly broken-hearted-feeling spunk of the new album. Blue definitely continues to be her color, but more than anything, she’s back feeling new.
Much more than just a concert show, The Bluejays take you on a historical journey via breathtaking renditions of the biggest hits of the era (Rock Around The Clock, That's All Right, That'll Be The Day, Tutti Frutti, Summertime Blues, Johnny B. Goode, Wake Up Little Susie, La Bamba, A Teenager In Love and many more) and reveal how the Rock 'n' Roll movement, rather than being “a communicable disease”, brought about a dream of equality and freedom that we still chase to this day.
“A wonderful band!” – Brian May, Queen
“The Bluejays had the room jiving their fluorescent socks off!” – Howard Goodall, Composer
Featuring favourites such as “Wannabe”, “Spice Up Your Life”, “2 Become 1”, “Viva Forever” and many, many more, Girl Power is not to be missed. So, come and join Scary, Baby, Sporty, Ginger and Posh for this spectacular Brit Pop experience which is going to Spice Up Your Night!
Set in a courtroom in the backstreets of downtown Purgatory, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a hilarious, riotous, piercing drama where witnesses as diverse as Satan, Mother Theresa and Sigmund Freud are called to give evidence. This side splitting, irreverent trial will make the inhabitants of Heaven, Hell and the audience, reconsider what each thought they knew about forgiveness, faith and the man who became the most infamous traitor in history. The audience can then vote to decide who they believe was ultimately responsible for the death of The Messiah.
"On top form" - Edinburgh Evening News
"He had the audience in stitches" - Daily Record
"Hilarious" - Evening Standard
" Hugely talented" - The Times
"Go and see Hal Cruttenden" - Daily Mirror
Hal Cruttenden is one of the top stand up comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor.
He has made several appearances on ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC1 and 2), ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC1) and ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV) as well as his regular appearances on shows such as ‘Mock the Week’ (BBC2), ‘The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice’ (BBC2 and Channel 4) and ‘The Apprentice: You’re Fired’ (BBC2). On the radio, the second series of his sitcom ‘Hal’ (co-written with Dominic Holland) was recently broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and he has released two comedy DVDs, ‘Tough Luvvie’ (Universal) and ‘Straight Outta Cruttenden’(Amazon Prime and NextUpComedy.com). He has toured the country extensively and, in the last two years, has also taken shows to the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the New Zealand Comedy Festival.
The cherished golden voice of cricket has decided to celebrate by touring the country with his brand- new show, jam-packed full of unheard anecdotes from on and off the pitch, as well as stories from the TMS box not allowed on the radio!
Don’t miss the chance to wave a bat in honour to the last bastion of the original Test Match Special team; the team who made it the much-loved programme it is today. The summers of cricket will never be the same without our ‘Dear Old Thing’.
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and the self-dubbed “Lie-In King”, Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation (The Guardian).
Returning from his run in America, where he made his USA television debut appearance on Conan, Seann Walsh is back on tour in the UK.
This disheveled, fiery, animated, fiercely idle, millennial man child is one of best live comedians to have come out of the UK.
Seann made his acting debut starring in Comedy Central’s sitcom Big Bad World, this was quickly followed up by the lead role in Monks (BBC One), he utilized his physical comedic abilities in Sky’s silent comedy, Three Kinds of Stupid, which led to him producing, writing and starring in his own silent comedy web-series The Drunk. He also wrote and starred in his own Sky short for Sky Arts and is now co-starring in Jack Dee’s brand-new sitcom Bad Move (ITV one). He recently made his feature film debut as the children’s nemesis in family film, 2:hrs. Seann is quickly on his way to becoming one of the UK’s best comedy character actors.
Team captain on Virtually Famous (Channel 4) and a regular on Play To The Whistle (ITV), other TV appearances include: One For The Road (BBC 3), Live At The Apollo (BBC 2), The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV), Tonight at The London Palladium (ITV), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4), 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Alan Carr’s Chatty Man (Channel 4) and Russell Howards Stand Up Central (Comedy Central)
Seann can currently be heard hosting his weekly radio show News-Ish on Fubar Radio.
His debut DVD, Seann to be Wild, was recorded at Hammersmith Apollo to critical acclaim when it was released in 2013 by Universal Pictures.
‘A cracking good show’ (The Telegraph)
‘One of comedy’s hottest properties...very talented, very funny’
(London Evening Standard)
'He remains one of the most entertaining observational comics on the block' (The Independent)
Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)
Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) hour of stand-up and music. Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016 & 2017 and Soho Theatre 2017. The accompanying book, ‘This is Going to Hurt’ is a Sunday Times bestseller – and copies will be available to purchase and for signature after the performance.
‘Intersperses horror stories from the NHS frontline with a catalogue of sublimely silly spoof songs, and some blissfully brilliant wordplay’ ***** Mail on Sunday
‘Viscerally raw and passionately delivered’ ***** Chortle
Agnetha and Frida’s legendary harmonies, Bjorn and Benny’s marvellous musicianship, those gloriously sequin-studded costumes and platform boot-pounding dance routines – are all wrapped up in the best night out you’ll have this year.
Cutting through all the millon-selling hits like a hot knife through butter: Dancing Queen; Super Trouper; Waterloo; Knowing Me, Knowing You; The Winner Takes It All; I Have A Dream; Chiquitita; Lay All Your Love On Me; Fernando; Mamma Mia; Voulez Vous; The Name of the Game; Take A Chance on Me; One of Us; Gimme, Gimme, Gimme; Thank You for the Music; Money, Money, Money; SOS; Does Your Mother Know; Ring Ring; Honey Honey; Summer Night City – you’ll be left saying: “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it’s not ABBA”!
In fact, if ABBA had had any more hits, it’d never all fit into one show! So, say to yourself: I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do want the time of my life, and book your tickets now.
Talented Canadian actor Charles Ross single-handedly recreates season one of the Netflix sensation; all the characters, dialogue, special effects, music & eggos in one superb, upside-down show.
Redland Wind Band and Bristol Concert Wind Band are two of Bristol's leading amateur Wind Bands, with a membership of around 250 players across both organisations. Having been performing to and with the local community for 25 and 35 years respectively, we invite you to our joint concert to celebrate the thriving community of amateur music makers present in the region. Featuring individual sets from both bands as well as coming together as a huge joint band for the finale!
Europe’s most successful urban comedy event finally comes to the great city of Bristol. The only comedy show where comedians battle live on stage. Featuring heavyweights Slim, Kojo, Def Comedy Jam USAs Will E Robo plus more.
Not only do comedians perform tailor made stand up comedy routines to the theme of the show, they also battle each other to win points for the team they represent.
Nothing is held back and comedians go all out, this show has sold out in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Sheffield and Leicester.
Get ready to cry with laughter, nothing is held back and comedians go for the jugular.
This event is guaranteed to sell out, don’t delay, buy your tickets early.
“If I should die, think only this of me; that there's some corner of a foreign field that is forever England..." (Rupert Brook)
A Foreign Field is a true story of three British soldiers caught behind enemy lines in France during World War 1, and their impact on a family who offer to help them survive. The opera paints a picture of the poignant and tragic way in which war takes its toll of people, changing them in their fight for personal survival and altering their way of life. In that way it speaks for all wars, past and present.
‘What cannot be denied is the clarity with which this compelling story is dramatised, nor the craftsmanship that has gone into Wetherell’s score...there is an integrity and nobility about its understated melancholy and bittersweet lyricism.' The Times
Directed by John Telfer (BBC The Archers), with full orchestra conducted by Ben England (Bristol Music Trust)
You can't stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance.
It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!
The 1950's are out and change is in the air!Hairspray, winner of 8 TONY Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and
deliriously tuneful songs.
Hear in his amusing and entertaining way what it all means to him, and why we need to cherish and celebrate our wonderful countries.
‘The History of Britain in 100 Places’
It was an experience that could have put many off the sport of mountaineering - but not Simon. Over 30 years later, he is still a very active exploratory climber and guide, making several expeditions to the mountains each year. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, Alaska to Central Asia there is hardly a significant range that he has not visited.
Come along and witness Simon's tireless journey from that mountain in Peru to some of the remotest on the planet and share with him the drama, excitement and beauty of modern, lightweight alpinism. Told with wit, dry humour and lavishly illustrated with images and film collected on his great climbs.
"Simon is a totally engaging speaker, who both entertains and inspires."
Don’t miss an extraordinary collection of adventure and climbing films from some of the world’s best adventure filmmakers. Featuring alpine legends, amazing adventurers and climbing icons, prepare to be transported through the big screen to mountains and cliff faces across the globe as they attempt to achieve their dangerous lifelong ambitions.
Visit www.reelrock.co.uk for more details.
Age Guidance: 12A (TBC)
(This means that people under 12 can attend if they are accompanied by an adult.)
Festive Floral Roadshow – the beanstalk tale.
Multi award winning floral designer Mig Kimpton brings a fun fresh approach to festive floral design and creates a unique fun evening of entertainment with a new live floral show to brighten up this years winter evenings. Watch him create from scratch using fresh flowers and unusual materials some amazing festive designs for the home and thrill at the opportunity of the chance to take one home.
Mig combines his theatrical past with his extensive experience of working with flowers, to provide an afternoon of flowers, fun and festive excitement! Join him as he creates a stage full of flowers, but will he climb the beanstalk? You will have to come and find out!
"He is the funniest comedian I have ever seen…A passionate, chaotically brilliant comedian." Sunday Times
Rob Newman (stand up legend, best-selling novelist, Radio 4 Sony Award Winner) attempts to piece together a philosophy for our troubled times by sifting through 3000 years of thought: from Pythagoras to Artificial Intelligence by way of Pavlov’s dogs, Jane Goodall’s chimpanzees and Frankie Howerd’s trousers.
"I am completely in awe of Robert Newman. Of his talent, his passion, his intelligence, and the way he turns them to comedy with real firepower. If this world could be saved by a Superhero whose Superpower was Comedy, that hero would be Robert Newman." Kate Copstick, Scotsman
Following a sell-out run in London’s West End, the multi-award- winning comedian and star of Live at The Apollo, Mock the Week, QI and Taskmaster, takes her new show on tour.
**** The Sunday Times **** Evening Standard **** The Scotsman **** Chortle ***** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“She is a comic in her prime” ****Dominic Maxwell The Times
“Whipsmart… winningly funny" ****” Brian Logan The Guardian
“Her most personal show yet and perhaps her most accomplished. Beautifully structured…….. knowing, yet effortless” **** Daily Telegraph
*please please do not bring an actual stag do, PLEASE. Do bring a polite friend, your mamma, someone you hope to seduce or a book for the interval. ?
Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with Dawn Sedgwick
Management. Recommended 16+
A musical play adapted and directed by DAVID WOOD, based on the book by JUDITH KERR
Direct from a smash hit West End season, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to the stage, celebrating 50 years of Britain’s best-loved picture book!
The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!
Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem... expect to be surprised!
David Wood OBE is undisputedly the country’s leading writer and director of plays and musicals for children.
Running time: approx 55 minutes (no interval).
Suitable for children aged 3+.
Watch the trailer at TigersTeaLive.com
‘This Tiger is the cat’s meow’
Once again the very popular Noda and Rose bowl award winning Starlite Productions return for its 17th year at the Redgrave Theatre to present fun filled family Pantomime Aladdin.
This talented companys sole aim is to make as much money as possible and donate it to children's charities and in particular Children's Hospice South West. The figure donated to date is over £100,000...
OH YES IT IS!
So why not join us and Aladdin in this fun filled family panto full of eastern promise!
Dickey, our pantomime’s cheeky chappy, fancies getting in Snow White’s knickers! But she won’t let him have his way because he isn’t a prince! Join us for some rude, crude, fun and frolics, as Dickey enrols in Prince School in a bid to get his girl! Add some horrible dwarfs, an ugly old evil queen, and a couple of scantily dressed girls for no reason, as we provide the adult panto that everyone’s talking about!
A donation of profits from this production will be made to support a local charity (still to be announced).
Sailing dangerously close to National Treasure status, one of the most outspoken politicians of our time embarks on her first ever national tour. Entertaining, enlightening and as controversial as you would expect, Margaret Thatcher and Craig Revel Horwood collide as Ann lifts the lid on life in Westminster and shares behind-the-scenes gossip from some of the nation’s best-loved programmes, including Strictly Come Dancing, Have I Got News For You and Celebrity Big Brother.
The UK’s premier comedy drag show is back for its 6th year with a brand new hilarious fabulous glamorous show for 2019!
Whatever your age, come along and join Mrs T and the “girls” from MHT this Spring for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes, side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long.
A feel-good night that will not only entertain and amuse you, but will leave you with unforgettable memories of the funniest night out of the year!
Starring the sensational Paul Carroll as Mrs T, Lee Sanderson as Peggy Lee and featuring the Showcase International Dancers.
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!
So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a brand new West End show that has never toured before featuring all new scenes!
Be reduced to rubble by the ruthless Romans! Would you be shaken
or stirred by Richard III? Mount a mutiny against King Henry VIII!
See Mary Tudor knock the spots off Mary Queen of Scots!
Will Queen Elizabeth I endure her terrible teeth? Would you be
hanged by King James I for being a witch? Peep into the world of
Samuel Pepys and help Georgian detectives find the headless man!
Take a trip into the night with the night soil men and discover how to
survive the first ever train ride!
It's the history of Britain with the nasty bits left in!
They say all political careers end in tears. In Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown
star is back on tour with his new show celebrating all things theatrical. Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), Just a Minute regular Gyles delivers a dazzling
hour of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping.
*****‘A master raconteur’ Telegraph.
***** ’Total joy’ Scotsman