A modern day Christmas classic, based on the cherished film with Will Farrell.
ELF the musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s sack and is taken to the North Pole. There he grows up believing he’s an Elf, until one day he discovers he’s human and his real dad is in New York. We follow him as he heads to the Big Apple to find his true identity and bring the true meaning of Christmas to cynical new Yorkers .
A seasonal romp that’s sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. “A splashy, peppy, sugar sprinkled holiday entertainment “ , New York Times
Join us for an evening of wine tasting, food and music in the Grand Hall of Clifton College. We’ll be showcasing different wines from around the world in an informal walk around tasting allowing you to sample at your leisure and learn more about how the wine is made by talking to the Averys team. We’ll be showing a lot of the wines that we love to taste, including our staff highlights, new arrivals, best sellers and ideal wines for parties and celebrations. Ticket price includes all samples, tasting booklet and sparkling wine on arrival.
This event is in partnership with one of the countries oldest wine merchants, Averys of Bristol. Averys began in 1793 and over the years, the family has built its reputation as one of the UK’s most pioneering wine merchants. Today, it is 5th generation Mimi Avery introducing a new generation of wine lovers to Averys. At the heart of what we do – and have done for over 225 years – is share our passion for wine. We love discovering wines with a story to tell – whether for everyday drinking or fine wines for the cellar. So, if you’re looking for ‘real’ wines, full of character and flavour, then welcome to Averys.
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Directed by Paul Clarkson
Adapted by Theresa Heskins, Written by Hans Christian Anderson
In a thrilling adaptation by Theresa Heskins of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale, young Gerda guides us on her quest to save her best friend Kai from the clutches of the wicked Snow Queen.
In a small Danish village where children are encouraged to ‘forget fancy and fix on facts’ Gerda is convinced that her playmate is not lost forever and embarks on a bold mission through the seasons to rescue him, meeting on her way, a chatty crow, a clever Princess and a motley band of robbers and their talkative menagerie of pets. As she journeys across icy plains and dark forests, through the garden of forgetting, can Gerda save Kai from eternal winter and help him ‘find the words’ in order to turn back time?
A story of friendship, hope and hot chocolate, join Gerda on her adventure as she battles brigands, fends off enchanted flowers and confronts a Snowflake Chorus. A Christmas classic packed with music, dance and tobogganing, The Snow Queen is a family treat for all ages.
THERE WILL BE A RELAXED PERFORMANCE ON DEC 8TH AT 2PM. FOR THIS PERFORMANCE THE HOUSE LIGHTS WILL BE ON AND SOUND LEVELS LOWER
Directed by Jenny Stephens
Written by Kim Durham
Such a familiar tale - yet so strange and full of wonder. A young woman is expecting, three magi are researching the heavens and two shepherd children are bored out of their heads minding the sheep - well nothing interesting ever happens around Bethlehem in December, does it?! Wise men (and not so wise men), talking sheep, angels, a shepherd family, camels, a horrible Herod, and carols (old and new) all go to make up a magical retelling of the story of the first Christmas.
From the author of the well-loved children's book DEAR ZOO, Rod Campbell
Santa is determined to deliver the Christmas present to our little hero Sarah. But he doesn't get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something 'perfect', just in time for Christmas Eve.
All the ingredients of Rod Campbell's ingeniously simple and charming style are brought to life on stage, plus a whole lot more… with music, laughter and plenty of audience participation.
Plus, the opportunity to meet Santa himself and after the show!
A perfect introduction to theatre for those aged 2 to 7 years old, DEAR SANTA is a Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget.
'Magical family treat and a joy to watch.' Mumsnet
'Had my 4 year old captivated from start to finish!' Time for Tots
CHRISTMAS ALTERNATIVE FILM!
Die Hard is a 1988 American action thriller film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart, based on Roderick Thorp's 1979 novel Nothing Lasts Forever.
New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and two daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for. But the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the exclusive high-rise, and everyone in it. Very soon McClane realizes that there's no one to save the hostages -- but him.
It’s easy to feel angry when mad talking heads and evil officials are looking for any slight difference of opinion to plough open and exploit. We need an everyman to bring people together using the most powerful tool we have: comedy. We need Stephen K Amos.
He’s on a mission to bring about world peace. Or, to at least bring about an evening of peace, one venue at a time. In an age when arguments are started over everything from politics to bendy straws, Stephen is rising above the anger to remind us of what we have in common.
Bringing achingly funny anecdotes, hilarious takes on the everyday and his infectious charm, Stephen K Amos will warm your cold, stiffened hearts. Join together with your fellow man and experience the universal language of laughter.
"Comedy at its purest and richest form." The Advertiser ★★★★★
"Amos has the sort of commanding presence and confidence that could only have come from years of working the circuit." Arts Hub ★★★★
'One of the most likable figures in British comedy' Radio Times
‘Much loved King of stand-up’ North West End ★★★★
It’s almost half a century since the first episode of The Goodies hit
our TV screens and made household names of it’s stars; Tim
Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie and Graeme Garden. Join Bristol’s
Slapstick Festival for an evening of mirth and mayhem as all three
members of the legendary comedy team discuss the extraordinary
legacy of their award-winning TV series (1970-82).
Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage co-host Robin Ince hosts this
onstage ‘In conversation’ event complete with a full screening of a
classic episode of the show hand picked as the public’s favourite via
an online poll. Followed by a Q&A with the boys.
Slapstick is delighted to welcome writer, director comedian and actor Stephen Merchant to host our annual celebration of the finest comedy double-act of all time: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
Laugh-out-loud with Stephen as he celebrates the timeless duo in discussion with stand up comedian and writer Robin Ince. Stephen brings the timeless Stan and Ollie back, where they belong, on the big
screen. Complete with screenings of their finest comedy shorts and onscreen moments chosen by Stephen PLUS an exclusive Q&A with the audience.
The Heart of the West Country Show starring The Twerzels is an evening of entertainment with some of Bristol's finest talent, giving their time free to raise funds for a great cause - the Heartful Dodgers.
The Twerzels first met up with the Heartful Dodgers around 6 years ago and were bowled over by this small fundraising group's commitment to such a worthwhile cause. The Heartful Dodgers are a group of ex patients and staff who fundraise tirelessly for the Cardiac Rehabilitation service at Southmead Hospital. The Cardiac Rehab team provide care and support to people following their heart event and make a huge difference to their recovery journey.
The Twerzels are a three piece tribute to Adge Cutler and the Wurzels, creating the unique sound of the West Country. Joining The Twerzels for this show will be BGT finalist Paul Burling, a hilarious comedy impressionist, the Bristol Ukele Club Band and many more West Coutry entertainers - all coming to together to support the Heartful Dodgers.'
Daliso shot to fame on Britain's Got Talent and has gone on to amass over 100 million YouTube views, write and star in his critically acclaimed Radio 4 show Citizen of Nowhere, and appear on QI, The Apprentice: You're Fired, News Quiz and The Now Show. In his hilarious, daring new show, Daliso looks at disgraced, blacklisted celebrities and historical figures we're ashamed we once admired. There's also the small matter of family member arrests, exploding buildings in his home country and the enterprising Malawian who tried to blackmail him.
Written by William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by Toby Hulse
Returning home from battle, the brave Macbeth meets three hideous figures who offer him a vision of his future, a vision that will lead to bloody murder and horrors beyond the imagination…
Performed in under an hour, yet retaining the power and beauty of the original verse, this fast-paced, playful, and accessible production provides the ideal introduction to one of Shakespeare’s best-loved tragedies, as well as a thrilling revisiting for all those who already know and love the play.
Suitable for everyone over the age of five.
Due to exceptional demand and an array of sold out dates all over the UK, Britain's leading one-liner comic extends his brand new 2018 tour with even more dates for 2019 and 2020, returning to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary's shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags. You should expect no different from this highly acclaimed show. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.
“Simon Reeve’s sell-out theatre tour in 2018 saw the world-famous BBC TV presenter recount tales from over 15 years of travelling to the most remote and extreme corners of the planet. From being chased by pirates, hounded by the Mafia and bombed by Columbian barons, Simon Reeve has travelled through over 120 countries and his BBC documentaries have broadcast to over 60 countries around the world! ‘An Audience with Simon Reeve’ is not only a fascinating and educational show, but at times shocking, inspirational and hilarious! This 2hrs theatre show includes exclusive multi-media footage and a 20mins Question & Answer session. This exclusive warm-up show for the London Palladium will be an opportunity to see Simon in an intimate setting, live and close up! To avoid disappointment book now!”
Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. Louis combines comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. From fog-filled, helium-propelled rocket bubbles, to tornado bubbles, the Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages.
Superb world-class stand-up from the Irishman from Australia acclaimed worldwide as one of live comedy’s true masters as Jimeoin brings his brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious comedy to the Redgrave Theatre for one night only as part of his latest smash-hit tour.
Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed and his shows sell out across the UK, Europe, USA and, of course, Australia. Hailed as a genuine “fair dinkum” stand-up alumni, don't miss your chance to see this award-winning star of TV shows including ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Conan’, ‘Royal Variety Performance', ‘CH4’s O2
Gala’ and ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ – Live!
‘Wickedly funny...The comedy greats make it seem effortless and Jimeoin, Melbourne's adopted son from Northern Ireland, doesn't disappoint…… A quirky, whimsical and sometimes mischievous view of the world… it is in this ability to impart the ridiculousness of a situation that Jimeoin’s genius lies…
Exhilarating’ - The Age, Australia
‘Didn't leave a dry eye in the house- revealing a comedian at the top of his game’ - Manchester Evening News
‘As sharp as they come… this is comedy of the highest order… Inspired!" - London Evening Standard
‘Jimeoin is a true comedy legend… still at the top of his game.’ - Adelaide Advertiser
‘A comic dynamo… exemplary stand-up comedy.’ - The Herald
‘Jimeoin recalls the familiar at a fantastically silly level, boiling his audience down to a tear-filled, gibbering mess.’ - Scotland on Sunday
‘A comic masterpiece’ - Mail on Sunday
‘Hilarious… If laughter is the best medicine, Jimeoin is a course of steroids…. Don’t you miss it!’ - Edinburgh Evening News
Born and bred South Londoners, Ashley Glazebrook and Glen Murphy, met at the
renowned ‘Brits School of Performing Arts’. Through a joint love of dance, they have
quickly become role models for young people around the UK. As their alter egos,
Twist (Ash) and Pulse (Glen), they quickly shot to fame on one of the most watched
TV shows in the UK. They achieved 2nd place on ITV’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’,
managing to win over both the public and Simon Cowell and his formidable team,
with their talent and charm!
In 2019 Twist and Pulse were invited back on BGT but this time for Britain’s Got
Talent: The Champions. A competition which would pit them against the winners and
iconic acts from all around the world and the last 13 years of the show. After getting
the Golden Buzzer from judge Alesha Dixon in their heat, Twist and Pulse went on to
conquer the Grand Final and be crowned ‘Britain’s Got Talent Champion of
With 2020 being the 10 year anniversary of Twist and Pulse and to celebrate their
extraordinary win, the guys will be going on their first ever UK tour in February.
PURE QUEEN: THE ULTIMATE LIVE QUEEN EXPERIENCE
Pure Queen deliver an internationally acclaimed show that authentically recreates the explosive live performances of the legendary and timeless band Queen.
Pure Queen are selling out venues all over the UK performing songs spanning nearly 4 decades of some of the greatest rock anthems ever written. Pure Queen will captivate you with an exciting theatre production and exceptional performances of Queen’s most popular and fan-favourite hits.
Mark Sanders recreates the energy and charisma of Freddie Mercury with his impressive vocal delivery and extravagant performance. After performing as a solo artist for over 10 years, Mark formed Pure Queen with other experienced professional musicians who have a similar love of Queen and their music. With an impressive attention to detail, Richard Ashford brings that distinctive Brian May guitar sound, Jon Caulton reproduces those intricate John Deacon basslines and Tristan Snowdon-Poole replicates Roger Taylor’s unique style and thunderous drum sound.
Queen were one of the most iconic and influential bands in music history. Pure Queen recognise it is an honour to play their music and they do so with great respect, pride and passion. Join them for an evening of celebrating the musical legacy of Queen.
NEWS ALERT……Janey Godley and her soup pot are on tour.
“Frank Open the door” get ready!
So, tell all the Sandra’s, Big Frank and all the lassies fresh from Zumba to grab the soup pot and get ready for the “Queen of Scottish Comedy” coming to a town near you!
Live voice over’s and stand up like you’ve never seen before. Check out some hilarious patter from Big Tereeza in Torremolinos, Boris and his bawjaws and see Nicola up on the big screen with all the latest patter.
Hot from her recent appearance’s on BBC’s ‘Have I Got News for You’ and BBC Scotland’s ‘Breaking the News, Fringe Festival sell out and with over 20 years of performing award winning comedy around the world from Newcastle to New Zealand. Janey is excited to bring you her hilarious new show for 2020
With over 40 million hits online and regular sold out shows at Edinburgh and Glasgow Comedy Festivals, book early to avoid disappointment.
Undoubtedly one of the finest guitarists the world has ever seen, Double Grammy Award Winner Albert Lee is also an accomplished piano player and has a fine singing voice. He has a soulful voice but can equally ‘tear it up’ rock ‘n roll style.
Co-writer of Country Boy and writer of many other great songs, always in great demand by other artistes, he has played on countless sessions worldwide. He has appeared and recorded with many of the finest artistes in the music industry, including Glen Campbell, Dave Edmunds, Dolly Parton, Bobby Bare, Joan Armatrading, Ricky Scaggs, Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, The Blue Caps, Robert Wells and Earl Scruggs.
Albert was a member of The Everly Brothers Band, Emmylou Harris’s Hotband and Bill Wymans’ Rhythm Kings and toured extensively with them. He also toured with his own band, Hogan’s Heroes for many years.
In November 2002 Albert was amongst other world class names appearing at the Royal Albert Hall in the ‘Concert for George’, a tribute to George Harrison. In 2007, 2010 and 2013 and more recently in September 2019, Albert appeared at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival in Dallas, Texas.
He appeared at a tribute concert honouring The Everly Brothers at The Rock and Roll Hall of fame in Cleveland, Ohio in 2014 duetting with Emmylou Harrison, Peter Asher and Alison Morer. This was an amazing event with a whole host of stars.. Vince Gill, Graham Nash, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell to name but a few. Don Everly joined the ensemble on stage for the encore and sang on the last verse of Bye Bye Love.
In December 2017 Albert joined Emmylou Harris, Glen D Harding, Ricky Skaggs, The Whites and Jerry Douglas for a benefit concert at the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville. An excellent evening enjoyed by all who attended.
In 2017 Albert was awarded a trailblazer award by the Americana Society of the UK.
In February 2018 Albert and his Band appeared on ‘for one night only’ special Grey Whistle Test.
Simon Evans’ last show, Genius 2.0 (***** “A Masterclass” The Scotsman) provided an hilarious analysis of the departure of any visible sign of intelligence from modern life. But his new show raises the stakes, with his usual excoriating views of a world on fire given a perspective shift from personal revelations that turned his world upside down this year.
“A gripping and, ultimately heart-warming tale… rich with Evans' wit and caustic observation.” The Scotsman
“You expect a high standard of stand-up from this veteran performer. But in sharing something so deeply personal, he’s exceeded what seemed to be his full potential… I’d expect it to get even better when it goes out on tour. Outstanding stuff.” Chortle
Simon Evans is the star of Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth & Simon Evans Goes To Market. Simon has made appearances on This Week, Question Time, Celebrity Mastermind, Pointless Celebrities and Mastermind The Professionals.
BOTH SIDES OF PHIL COLLINS
The Greatest Hits of Phil Collins & Genesis
It's another night in paradise. . . guaranteed - as this hit-packed production arrives on its nationwide tour for 2018.
Backed by a cast of world-class musicians and singers, featuring a horn section that will blow you away, the star of the evening delivers a delightfully interactive spectacular that includes each and every one of Phil Collins' greatest hits.
Solo chart toppers In the Air Tonight, Easy Lover, Against All Odds, One More Night, You Can't Hurry Love and, of course, Another Day in Paradise combine with Genesis smash hits Invisible Touch, Land of Confusion and I Can't Dance. Featuring the music of one of only three recording artists to have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, welcome to two hours of non-stop, sign-a-long classics.
Capturing every vocal intonation and mannerism absolutely perfectly, superbly combining this with the music genius' cheeky humour, something really special is in the air the night the Both Sides of Phil Collins comes to town. . .
Britain’s Got Talent 2019 finalist, West End star and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart is embarking on his debut solo tour.
Described by David Walliams as ‘the living embodiment of magic’, with the simplest of props and using the objects and minds of the audience, Ben Hart conjures a show that shines a light on magic, life, the universe and the darkest corners of your imaginations.
“UNBELIEVABLE! THAT WAS UNBELIEVABLE… REALLY… I’M SHOCKED” Simon Cowell
“MIND-BLOWING... SUPREME MASTER OF THE VANISHING ACT. HE REALLY IS A MUST SEE. DON'T MISS HIM” The Advertiser
“UTTERLY ENCHANTING” (Daily Mail)
BOOKING OPENS 9AM 2ND JULY
ONE NIGHT IN DUBLIN will come to Bristol when The Wild Murphys will set up
Murphy’s Pub at the Redgrave Theatre, guaranteeing one glorious night of
high-energy Irish Music and more than a little bit of Irish Craic.
In their own inimitable style, multi-award-winning Irish band The Wild Murphys perform
classics tracks including: Galway Girl, Tell Me Ma, Dirty Old Town, The Irish Rover, Brown
Eyed Girl, Seven Drunken Nights, Sally MacLennane, When You Were Sweet Sixteen,
Whiskey in the Jar, Wild Rover and Molly Malone, guaranteed to have the audience’s hands
clapping and toes tapping all night long.
Iain Stirling (Love Island and Taskmaster) is taking his ‘extremely
funny’ (Telegraph) comedy back on the road for his biggest ever
nationwide tour, following his 2018 sell-out smash U OK HUN? x.
Do you ever wonder how people manage to be normal? Iain does. So much so
he’s written a brand new stand-up show about it. Join the ‘star of
comedy’ (The i) as he explores his inability to function in the most
basic of public settings, social media’s constant pressure to “live your
best life” and that one time a man stole his shoes.
Having sold out his Edinburgh fringe run in advance for the second time,
Iain can currently be seen on our screens hosting the third series of
hit comedy gameshow Iain Stirling’s CelebAbility (ITV2). He recently
starred in his own Comedy Central Live special which launched the latest
series and has also been seen on The Comedy Bus, Drunk History and
Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (all Comedy Central), Virtually Famous
(E4), Russell Howard's Good News and Sweat the Small Stuff (both BBC
Three) and Fake Reaction and Safe Word (both ITV2).
“At his best the Edinburgh native is an unhinged free-form anecdotist”
★ ★ ★ ★
Mail On Sunday
★ ★ ★ ★
“Extremely funny observational and surreal comedy”
“His Love Island commentary is the stuff of legend”
“Unforgiving and hilarious”
The Sunday Express
Join Sarah and Duck and your favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and Umbrella, as they plan a birthday party for Scarf Lady. Told through an enchanting blend of puppetry, storytelling and music, Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday will take you and your children on a magical adventure
Born in Georgia in 1944, the legendary Gladys Knight began singing with her siblings at age 8, calling themselves "The Pips." The group opened for many R&B legends in the 1950s before heading to Motown. There started the legend that became Gladys Knight & The Pips.
In 1996, Gladys Knight & the Pips were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2007, Knight received the Society of Singers ELLA Award at which time she was declared the ‘Empress of Soul’. She is currently listed on Rolling Stone's list of the Greatest Singers of All Time.
Capturing the essence of the Multi Award Winning Ms Gladys Knight, Hayley Ria Christian portrays her, capturing the true magic that Gladys Knight provides on stage.
Featuring the hit songs like ‘Baby Don't Change Your Mind', 'Help Me Make it Through the Night', 'Try to Remember/The Way We Were', 'Part Time Love', 'Licence To Kill' and her signature tune 'Midnight Train To Georgia'.
This production is definitely not a tribute but a faithful portrayal and pays homage to the Empress of Soul…..the one and only Ms GLADYS KNIGHT.
“Simply one of the most high-quality productions and portrayals I have seen.”
- MARK RITCHIE, UK CABARET MAGAZINE
The Spanish Theatre Company presents : La Casa de Bernarda Alba (Spanish Language)
By Federico García Lorca
Directed by Jorge de Juan
Exploring themes of repression, passion and conformity through the depiction of a matriarch’s domination of her five daughters, La Casa de Bernarda Alba is the final part of the rural trilogy written by Spain’s greatest playwright Federico García Lorca. Finished shortly before Lorca was executed by Franco supporters in 1936 , it is as relevant today as it was then.
As seen on PETER KAY’S PHOENIX NIGHTS...
The world- renowned clairvoyant, medium and psychic is back!
Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a
hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and
beyond the Celestial Curtains.
Clinton Baptiste is the hapless clairvoyant, medium and psychic from
Peter Kay’s smash hit Channel 4 tv show PETER KAY’S PHOENIX NIGHTS.
Now, some eighteen years after the show aired, he returns to conjure up
his extraordinary powers for a new generation.
Clinton will give readings to the audience, offering advice from beyond
the grave. He will predict your future, tell you about your past and
all manner of spooky stuff an’ that.
But more, he takes you through his demise, his comeback and
finally…finally on this special night, he will attempt to pass over to
The Other Side and return (before the venue want you all out)….with THE
Starring ALEX LOWE, Clinton Baptiste is the copyright of Goodnight
‘Hundreds of years ago when man walked the planet he had no real means
of communication. In time man developed a phenomena which has never been
fully understood by the psychic community. This phenomena is…Clinton
Baptiste’ - Peter Kay (That Phenomena)
Alexei Sayle has been performing standup for forty years since the day he invented modern comedy. He’d like to stay at home with his cat but he’s still really funny, dangerously political and wildly energetic so he feels compelled to do a live tour. The least you can do is to come and see him.
Dust off your air guitars for an evening of the very best classic rock anthems from legends past and present! Let them take you on a roller coaster journey of classic rock nostalgia, performing hit after hit, live with stunning accuracy and high energy accompanied by an incredible light and projection show, they're guaranteed to have you on your feet all night.
Over two hours of classic rock anthems from artists including Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Free, The Eagles and Jimi Hendrix to name but a few!
The time is 4.17pm.
No-one is dressed yet.
Civilisation has collapsed.
Law and order has broken down.
The kids are high on sugar.
The adults have lost control.
Every conversation is an argument.
The coffee has run out.
A child scribbles on the wall.
Someone spills a drink.
Everyone is shouting.
This is Toddlergeddon.
Join award-winning comedian and bestselling author Sam Avery (AKA The Learner Parent) for an evening of hilarious stand up, brand new for 2020. How do you raise a toddler with more attitude than Kanye West? Can you negotiate effectively with a pre-schooler who knows you’re clueless? And will any of us survive Toddlergeddon?
'Quick wit and painfully funny' METRO
'A gifted storyteller' THE LIST
Come and witness the first and possibly final performance of The World’s Greatest Magical Double Act! Award-winning magician/comedian Pete Firman returns with a magic show like you've never seen before. As seen on Tonight at the London Palladium, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. Every night he will be joined by a different special guest who has no previous conjuring experience. Together they will perform jaw-dropping magic without any rehearsal. Unplanned! Unpredictable! Unwise! 'Spellbinding' (List). 'The new poster-boy for British comedy magic' (Telegraph).
Age category: 14+
The Yeomen of the Guard has everything you might expect from a Gilbert and Sullivan show: unrequited love, mistaken identity, and a secret marriage. But much like a strolling jester trying to appease an unappreciative audience, under a façade of light-heartedness and whimsy lies something more clever and more tragic.
Colonel Fairfax is under sentence of death for false accusations of sorcery – but he doesn’t seem to mind. His main priority is to marry a maiden – any maiden – so that his estate will not fall into the hands of the cousin who framed him. When entertainers Elsie Maynard and Jack Point arrive in town, Point is happy to consent to Elsie’s marriage to the Colonel in exchange for 100 crowns and the assurance of Fairfax’s imminent execution. But when Sergeant Meryll and his children help Fairfax to escape, Elsie and Point realise they have stumbled onto a path from which there may be no turning back.
Widely considered to be the darkest and most emotionally engaging of the Savoy Operas, Yeomen offers a glimpse into the bloodthirsty world of Tudor London. For once, even in the fantasy world of light operetta, everything might not be alright in the end…
Note: Wednesday night is our Gala performance with optional post-show drinks. Saturday matinee has a children's fancy dress competition - join us in your best jester or clown outfit!
Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain's No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties, with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period, from the clothes that were worn, to flashbacks from television history, including: TV programmes, adverts and even clips from the original bands.
The Counterfeit Sixties presents a showcase of the great bands of this unforgettable time. The fantastic music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks and The Monkees - to name but a few - all recreated in this stunning show.
The band members have performed their unique tribute shows all over the UK and abroad, and have a wide range of experience in that field. The members of the band have individually worked with notable sixties’ artists such as The Searchers, The Ivy League, The Fortunes, The Tremeloes and many more.
Join us for a night of sixties nostalgia!
Magician Richard Jones set to stun on 2020 nationwide tour following BGT The Champions hit
Richard Jones was the winner of Britain's Got Talent and is a British Army soldier as well as one of the world’s greatest magicians in The Magic Circle.
Having recently had audiences on Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions completely captivated, Richard is extending his sell-out tour of the UK earlier this year.
Therefore due to popularity, new dates in 2020 have been announced where the mesmerising Lance Corporal will confirm exactly what made him the stand out act to win Britain’s top talent show in 2016…
And still the only magician to have won the show.
After gasps of emotion shown on the ITV1 programme, much of the audience this month were reduced to tears when Richard paid tribute to his veteran mentor, Fergus Anckorn – a fellow magician who died last year before his 100th birthday.
On his extended tour of Escape, Richard endeavours to break the boundaries of the mind with his ‘magic with meaning’, debuting a further twist on some of his newest, awe-inspiring magic.
In heart-warming memory of Fergus, he will be recreating some of his dear friend’s most incredible tricks too - some of which the legendary soldier only ever taught Richard himself.
And let’s not forget what Simon Cowell said…
"You Sir - are a wizard. That has to be magic."
Tickets are now on sale.
Doug Scott is one of Britain’s greatest ever mountaineers. He and Dougal Haston were the first Britons to stand on the summit. They were also the first to climb it by the massive South West Face and survive the world’s highest bivouac just below the summit.
Inspired by his Everest experience, Doug was in the vanguard of the new wave of lightweight alpinism throughout the 1970s and ‘80s. The idea of climbing on Kangchenjunga (8598m) the world’s third highest mountain grew in his imagination and he wanted to try a new route up the North Ridge without bottled oxygen in 1979. Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker, both of whom were already adept at lightweight Alpine climbing, were invited to join him along with Georges Bettembourg, Chamonix guide and scion of the celebrated Charlet family.
Doug illustrates this 40th anniversary lecture tour with stunning photography and in his famously laconic style. The tour coincides with the launch of his new book about Kangchenjunga.
Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk and include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will update the audience about the post-earthquake reconstruction of CAN’s projects and plans for the future. He will also be signing copies of his posters and books.
AN AMAZING SHOW FOR EVERYONE
This won’t be a boring astronomy talk, it will be a spectacular astronomy talk anyone can enjoy!
Learn about the constellations, stars, planets and the deeper cosmos. The sheer scale of the universe and the mythology and stories of the night sky.
Presented by Adrian West - A passionate and experienced astronomer. Better known as VirtualAstro on twitter and Facebook. He has one of the largest independent astronomy and space accounts on social media. He’s passionate about the night sky and inspiring people to look up by being interesting, down-to-earth and fun!
Adrian has written many astronomy and space related articles for various popular online science magazines. He has also written guides and articles for the BBC, Met office and National Trust to name a few.
The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer's sparkling new score does for the '80s what Hairspray did for the '60s. Just say yes to the most romantic rock musical in 20 years.
Join Bristol Musical Theatre as they turn the clock back to 1985! With rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart as New Jersey's favourite wedding singer. He's the life of the party, until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.
Featuring fantastic musical numbers, backcombed hair and of course those all-important neon leg warmers, you won’t be disappointed!
The Handsome Family have written some of the most haunting and beautiful songs in American music. During a 30-year career, Brett and Rennie Sparks have created songs that transform the mundane landscape of modern life into a place of mysterious portent. In 2020 Loose Music will release their first two records, Odessa (1995) Milk & Scissors (1996), on vinyl LP. This will be the first time these records have been released in Europe.
Hilarious West Country Comedian and Bristol Hippodrome Panto Legend Andy Ford makes a welcome return to The Redgrave Theatre with his, ‘Older, Wiser, Dafter!’ Comedy tour. Following on from the undisputed success of his much lauded tribute to Wurzel’s founding father Adge Cutler, Andy now directs his unique and frenetic comedy style to the aging process. Whoever thought getting wrinkly could be so funny? With plenty of new ridiculous yet clever material woven into the show, this Tour promises to be his funniest ever…. So what are you waiting for? Put your glasses on now and book your tickets! (By the way, they’re on the top of your head...Lol).
Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.
Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.
Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.
Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay.
The music that filled the dancehalls during the Big Band era is brought to life again by The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK. The hardest swinging big band in the UK recreates the million sellers of the 40's and 50's.
Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug, Pennsylvania 6-5000 and String of Pearls are just a few of the numbers that shot band leader Glenn Miller to world stardom. Pieces from other band leaders including Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and Count Basie not to mention songs made famous by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin are featured in this 2 hour show which will take you down Memory Lane and start your feet tapping.
A Big Band show that’s bound to get you In The Mood
Suitable for all ages
Show starts at 7pm
As of November 2019, Nick will be crowned the first person to run a marathon in every country in the world. Along with this, he sets a number of world records and has a wild, eclectic story to tell. Tales of muggings, war zones, dog attacks, extreme exhaustion, and the sheer scale and diversity of our planet. His talk is accompanied with stunning photography and videography from around the world.
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Beach Boyz Tribute Band is back on tour with its brand new 2019 show The Beach Boys® Tribute Show!
See the boys up close as featured on BBC TV, BBC Radio Wales, BBC local radio and independent local radio stations across the UK!
Come join a journey in time and space, back to the 1960s, across to the sunny shores of the Golden State of California where the surf sound was conceived.
Whether you are coming back to see Beach Boyz Tribute Band again or coming for the first time, the show is exhilarating as ever, filling the auditorium with glorious, rich vocal harmony, the five all singing, all playing boys that are Beach Boyz Tribute Band continue to amaze, astound and defy belief in their recreation of America’s biggest and longest selling pop rock band The Beach Boys®.
No other tribute act can provide a lively fun packed show that showcases over 30 hit records, all performed 100% live.
You’ll hear Beach Boyz Tribute Band re-create the early rock and roll sounds with such accurate authenticity you will be transported back to the days of black and white; then carried on a wave of harmony to the multi coloured complex orchestral works of Brian Wilson and the iconic critically acclaimed Pet Sounds.
Do not be surprised if at the end of the performance you are on your feet, clapping and cheering for more, you will be in good company, for this tends to happen at every Beach Boyz Tribute Band concert, wowing audiences across the UK and beyond!
Global Superstar La Voix’s show has become a phenomenon in many towns and cities around the
world. 2020 sees La Voix’s most glamorous show yet taking the UK by storm.
La Voix has packed it by the case load and is heading to Bristol with her incredible
musicians for an unforgettable evening! Expect side splitting comedy, huge vocals, mesmerising
impressions of the worlds biggest divas and buckets full of energy.
OH! WHAT A NIGHT takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, now immortalised in the multi-award winning show Jersey Boys, which has been packing theatres worldwide since its debut in 2005. Valli’s unmistakable voice dominated the airwaves for more than two decades with classics such as Sherry, Let’s Hang On, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, December 63 (Oh What A Night), Bye Bye Baby, Who Loves You and many, many more.
With a repertoire which needs no introduction, OH! WHAT A NIGHT combines infectious personalities, amazing vocals, slick harmonies and even slicker dance moves to deliver a show full of energy and nostalgia which will leave you wanting more! Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of one of the world’s greatest Rock & Roll bands!
The brand-new stand-up show from the star of The Tez O’Clock Show (Channel 4), TEZ Talks (BBC Radio 4) and the multi-award-winning Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three).
Join Tez as he uses his trademark silly, smart and subversive approach to pit ordinary people against the establishment. Expect huge laughs, groans and shocks as Tez confronts the state of the world with his cheeky, provocative flair.
★★★★ ‘Radiantly entertaining’ The Times.
★★★★ ‘Blackburn’s Chris Rock’ The Guardian.
★★★★ ‘Tez Ilyas’s political stand-up takes serious talent to pull off’
Age restriction 16+