The nostalgic sound of the 1980s will be celebrated at a special show coming to Scunthorpe. Endorsed by Mike Read, who was a Radio 1 breakfast DJ during the eighties, as being like Live Aid meets Top of the Pops – 80's Mania is sweeping into town. From West End producer, director, performer and choreographer Vikki Holland-Bowyer, the hit-packed production features back-combed hair, shimmying shoulder pads, wet-look neon leggings, the lairiest of leotards, indiscriminate double denim and 24/7 sunglasses – and that's just a description of the audience of Europe's official eighties reunion concert show. Live on stage, 80's Mania authentically revives the music of 25 chart-topping pop stars including Duran Duran, Human League, Culture Club, Wham!, Madness, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Cyndi Lauper, Adam Ant, Bananarama, Erasure, Nena, Soft Cell, Toni Basil, Dead or Alive, Kim Wilde and more. It will take place at The Baths Hall on Saturday, May 5. The fast-moving production … [Read more...] about 80’s mania to sweep Scunthorpe when show rolls into town
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SHE was the golden girl of 80s pop with a string of hits, a Brit Award and sold out tours to her name. Now Kim Wilde is back with a new album and is getting ready to head out on her first full UK tour for 30 years. “I’m really ready for it – that’s the fantastic thing,” she said. “I’m really proud of the album, very excited about the tour and I’ve got a great band. We’re putting a lot of energy into it with production and costumes and just want to make a bit a splash about the whole thing. “We’re not going into it in a half-hearted fashion, I can tell you that.” Kim’s enthusiasm for the latest stage of her career is infectious which will delight her many fans who saw her pretty much step away from the music scene in the mid 1990s to concentrate on her family. She married the actor Hal Fowler whom she met while starring in the musical Tommy and they have two children Harry, 20, and Rose, 18. … [Read more...] about INTERVIEW: Kim Wilde on being an 80s icon and her comeback after 30 years
0 Have your say Fans of Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor will not want to miss this mash-up as dancer Kristina Rihanoff and singer Christopher Maloney are set to team up in a new smash hit dance show that promises to transport audiences on a musical journey through time. The pair became close pals during their time in Celebrity Big Brother and now they will be appearing together in a tour of glittering stage show Dance to the Music.Kristina was meeting with the producer for Dance to the Music when she stopped for a chat.Talking about the new show, she said: "We wanted to bring a show to the stage where all generations of the family could enjoy it - whether that be eight or 80. So there is something in the show that will appeal to them because the basis of the show is the evolution of dance, through music, from 1920s to present day."We go from the 1920s, the Depression era, with the Charleston and fox-trot and so on, and then moving into the 30s, 40s, etc - every decade - … [Read more...] about Kristina foxtrots her way to Preston
DAVID Walliams became household name for his judging role on Britain’s Got Talent, his work on sketch shows and his children's books.Audiences just love the camp comic’s cheeky rapport with fellow judge Simon Cowell, and he has also won accolades as a children’s author. Here's what we know about him...David Walliams is a 46-year-old comedian and children's author.He was born David Williams on August 20, 1971, in Merton, London, to a lab technician mother and transport engineer father.His career began after he met comedy partner Matt Lucas while performing with the National Youth Theatre, after graduating from Bristol with a BA in Drama.Now he is best-known for his role as judge on BGT, on which he exhibits his camp persona, and often appears to ramp it up for the benefit of TV audiences, flirting with interviewers and making innuendos.He recently admitted that lately he finds the show boring - because the acts are too good.In 2015 he was awarded the gong for … [Read more...] about How old is David Walliams, what’s his net worth, which books has he written and when was he married to Lara Stone?
ARMED police were present at this year’s Henley Royal Regatta, helping to ensure it went off without incident. Tens of thousands of people descended on the town for the five-day rowing extravaganza, which ended with five race records being broken. As usual, the banks were a sea of colour thanks to the women in their summer dresses and men in rowing blazers. Up to 150 police were on duty on Saturday and officers armed with automatic rifles were drafted in as the regatta stepped up security following the terrorist attacks across the country in recent months. A BOY from Henley was thrilled when All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams gave him his shorts and socks. Luca Coleman caught up with the New Zealand lock forward moments after his team had beaten the British and Irish Lions in the first test match. The nine-year-old Lions fan was at the game in Auckland with his family with whom he is on a six-month world tour. He was caught on live TV asking the Kiwi player for his shirt but … [Read more...] about Review of the year part 2: Bright ideas, proud moments, heroic deeds