Crawley’s Hawth has announced its new summer programme, promising a fun-packed season full of theatrical treats, live music and plenty of laughter. A spokesperson for the popular theatre said: “Some of the big names in comedy have already sold out, with tickets flying out the door for Julian Clary (June 5), Al Murray (June 7), Shappi Khorssandi (June 13), Jimmy Carr (May 1, June 25) and Romesh Ranganathan (August 19-21). “However, there is still plenty of comedy to enjoy with The Horne Section (June 12) presenting a night of comedy, songs, dancing and a lot of mucking about, and This is Going to Hurt delving into Adam Kay’s Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor (June 14).”Other stand-up shows include Sam Avery: The Learner Parent (July 4), Mark Watson: The Infinite Show (July 19) and Power and Chaos with Fern Brady (September 5).“There’s music that will have you reminiscing, relaxing and rocking out… but perhaps not all at once! The Royal … [Read more...] about The Hawth announces a sizzling summer programme
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From musicals and dramas to children's shows and comedy nights, there's something for everyone at Hanley's Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall. Here, we take a look at what is coming up and how you can book tickets. The Regent Theatre April 8 to April 13 - The Lady Vanishes Husband and wife Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield lead the star cast in the latest installment of the Classic Thriller Theatre Company. Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, The Classic Thriller Theatre Company presents a quick-witted and devilishly fun thriller, based on the 1939 Hitchcock classic, ranked as one of the best British films of all time. The show also features Lorna Fitzgerald from EastEnders, Matt Barber from Downtown Abbey and Robert Duncan from Drop The Dead Donkey. Get tickets here. April 15 to April 20 - Fame the Musical Can you believe it's 30 years since Fame danced onto our TV screens? Fame the Musical is based … [Read more...] about All the shows coming up at Hanley’s Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall
Lifestyle / Entertainment / Music by Press Association 30/03/2019, 3:49 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Cure, Radiohead and Def Leppard were among a strong British showing as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened its doors to seven new members. Roxy Music and The Zombies completed the UK offering, while Stevie Nicks and Janet Jackson rounded off this year’s intake at a star-studded ceremony in New York. Artists can only be inducted into music’s pantheon 25 years from the release of their debut record and are voted in by a panel of industry experts and fans. Nicks, who was making history on the night as the first female to be inducted twice, said she was “opening the door” for other women. The singer, 70, had previously been recognised for her work with Fleetwood Mac but was honoured on Friday for her solo career. Nicks urged other female artists to break away from bands to do work on their own, telling … [Read more...] about Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks and The Cure among Hall of Fame inductees
STEVIE Wonder is one of music history's greats - producing hit after hit that's helped the world get down for five decades. The child prodigy made R'n'B mainstream after coming to prominence through the Motown label and he's now coming to the UK as part of BST. Here's what we know about him... Who is Stevie Wonder, what is his background and how did he become blind? Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Stevie Wonder, real name Stevland Hardaway Morris, was born in Saginaw, Michigan on May 13, 1950, making him 68. He was the third of six children, and his parents - songwriter Lula Mae Hardaway and Calvin Judkins - divorced when he was four. He became blind shortly after birth due to the fact he was six weeks premature and vulnerable to retinopathy of prematurity while in his oxygen-rich incubator. The rapid development of his eye blood vessels caused his retinas to detach, leading him to lose his sight. Stevie began making music by playing instruments, including piano, drums and … [Read more...] about How old is Stevie Wonder, what are his biggest songs, and is he headlining BST 2019 with Lionel Richie?
As she performed her Viennese waltz with partner Robert Rowinski, the scarf they had incorporated into the routine fell to the floor and became wrapped around their legs. Ever the professional, Robert managed to scoop up the scarf and free their feet, saving the country star from falling over. Now with the final approaching this week, Cliona has vowed she won't be using any props on the night for fear of another accident. "It was beyond me how we didn't fall because it was tied around our feet. At the start though, I didn't realise the scarf was there. I was like: 'Why is this floor so slippy?'," she told the Herald. "We kept going. I don't even know what I was doing, but the main thing is we kept going. "It was very disappointing. Afterwards we were really sad, and thought, has this unfortunate thing that has happened ruined our chances?" However, Cliona said Robert managed to psyche her back up ahead of their second routine, a cha-cha-cha to Respect by soul star Aretha Franklin. … [Read more...] about ‘I’ll drop props for Dancing with the Stars final after scarf stumble’