EARLY BIRD SPECIALS
You now have the option on certain shows to get your seats at a reduced price. Book your seats up to 3 weeks prior to the show of your choice and receive £1.50 off the higher price tickets. PLEASE NOTE this only applies to shows marked in the brochure with the EARLY BIRD logo. The show which this applies to will also be mentioned on the web site.(PLEASE NOTE: EARLY BIRD PRICES END ONE MONTH BEFORE DATE OF SHOW.)
Mike Harding Saturday May 4th '@7.30 Tickets £15.00 ( Almost Sold Out)
The one and only MIKE HARDING makes his first appearance at Blackfriars Theatre. MIKE was born in Crumpsall, Manchester, into a working class Irish-Catholic family, and most of the inspiration for his witing comes from his early days growing up in post-war Manchester. Known as the "Rochdale Cowboy" due to his 1975 hit recording of the same name, he was flung from folk music into the mainstream of live entertainment. Since then he has earned acclaim in all fields of his work, including national concert tours, television and of course radio, as he presented his own Folk show each week on Radio 2. This is a chance to see MIKE up close and personal, so don't miss this one: book early as tickets will go very fast for this prestigious entertainer.
Derek Acorah Thursday May 16th @ 7.30 Tickets £17.50 & £16.00( Almost sold out)
A new tour for 2013 starring one of the most respected Spiritualist Mediums of a generation. Given the very nature of this controversial subject it is of course important to be insightful and accurate as well as to be able to communicate. But these talents alone are not enough, you also need the ability to entertain. It requires a sensitive delivery and a warmth so often absent. DEREK ACORAH has all this and more, described by the Guardian newspaper as "The model of the modern medium". DEREK'S sincere and friendly approach marks him out as someone very special, as he continues to bring help and support to so many.
Counterfeit Sixties Friday May 17th @ 7.30 Tickets £16.00 & £14.00
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, so join us for a night of sixties nostalgia.
An Evening with John Denver Saturday May 18th @ 7.30 Tickets £16.00 & £14.00
WAYNE DENTON returns to Blackfriars with his amazing tribute to the music and sounds of the legendary country star JOHN DENVER. Wayne's uncanny likeness, both visual and audio, will astound you as he brings the star to life together with his great band, so don't miss this top class performance and come and listen to the songs you know and love sung the way they should be sung.
Fairport Convention Thursday 23rd May @ 7.30 Tickets £18.50 & £16.00 (selling very fast book now to avoid dissapointment)
Hailed as the originators of British Folk Rock music, FAIRPORT CONVENTION have just celebrated their forty fifth anniversary, and remain one of the most entertaining bands on the live music scene. FAIRPORT CONVENTION features Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Chris Leslie, Ric Sanders and Gerry Conway. The band has won a coveted Lifetime BBC Achievement Award and Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport's groundbreaking album LIEGE & LIEF "The most influential folk album of all time". Whether you are a long time fan or a newcomer to their music, an evening with FAIRPORT CONVENTION will suprise and delight you. Check out their web site @ www.fairportconvention.com.
Ricky Valance & Friends Saturday May 25th @ 7.30 Tickets £12.00 & £10.00
RICKY VALANACE, 60s singing star ("Tell Laura I Love Her") returns to Blackfriars along with a host of variety acts for your enjoyment: don't miss this great shining star of the fabulous swinging 60s.
Noises Off Wednesday May 29th to Saturday June 1st at 7.30 tickets £12, conc.£10
Boston Playgoers who brought you the smash hit 'Calendar Girls' return with yet another winner: the wonderful comedy NOISES OFF.
Mozart by Candlelight Saturday June 8th @ 7.30 Tickets £19.00 and £17.50
Britain's best loved classical touring ensemble, THE LOCRIAN present a musical tribute to the greatest of all composers. Performing in lavish period costumes, presented in front of a stunning classical set, these charismatic musicians perform many of Mozart's most celebrated melodies. Starting with his early string works written when Mozart was a child prodigy, the programe also includes the effervescent Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and features mature masterpieces such as the sublime clarinet quintet. Step back for a while from the hectic pace of our anxious times, into the elegance and grace of the age of Mozart, whilst listening to harmonies of the great melodic genius weaving his magic spell.
The Elephant Bridesmaid Sunday June 9th @ 2.30pm Tickets £7.50 adult £6.50 child £24.00 family
Did you know there are no elephants in Australia? - well, no elephants except one. Written especially for parents to enjoy with their children, THE ELEPHANT BRIDESMAID is a magical musical about weddings, wombats and the loveliest elephant the world has ever known. Based on a story from the best selling book HOW THE KOALA LEARNT TO HUG AND OTHER AUSTRALIAN FAIRY TALES, this delightful show has just the right balance of games, songs and heart warming elephant antics to make any day feel like your special day. So join Nessie the Elephant and her fantastic animal friends and help them as they go in search of an outfit fancy enough(and large enough)to make her the Australian jungle's first and most beautiful ELEPHANT BRIDESMAID.
Miss Crispy 1988 Friday June 14th @ 7.30 Tickets £12.00 & £9.00 over 16s only
Ever worked in a factory? Have you ever wanted something to happen, something exciting? Ever dreamed of something coming along and helping you stand out from the crowd? Well, Sarah has - Denise, too. In fact, everyone who works on Line 2 wants a change because life can't be all about packets of cheese and onion crisps. Inspired by a series of interviews with women from Teeside, Miss Crispy 1988 tells the story of a beauty pageant with a difference. Set in the North of England at the end of 1987 and start of 1988, Miss Crispy 1988 follows five unique ladies with even more unique situations. Sarah is all about family, Betty is all about the union, Denise is all about the trends, Anne is all about her baby and Pam, well Pam would just love to have a regular bowel movement. A warm, moving and often funny play that pays homage to the women of Middlesbrough and shows just what depths of love and compassion they are capable of, especially in the face of adversity.
Showtime presented by What Free Time Youth Theatre Thursday & Friday June 20th & 21st @ 7.30 Tickets £10.00. 16s and under £7.50
WHAT FREE TIME YOUTH THEATRE present a wonderful show dedicated to the best loved musicals of all time, so come along and hear your best loved moments from such shows as Les Mis, Miss Saigon, Wicked, and many more.
Boston's Got Talent Wednesday & Thursday June 26/27 @ 7.00 Tickets £7.00
Boston's own talent search returns to find the top hidden talent in the area: open to all groups, singers, comedians, dancers. For further information contact Barbara Brown on 01205 761144.
Marty Wilde and the Wildcats Friday June 28th @ 7.30 Tickets £19.00 & £17.50 (Selling Fast book now to avoid dissapointment)
The original rock and roll star MARTY WILDE comes to Blackfriars for the first time bringing you a top concert including ll hits plus many more. MARTY is one of the original Rock and Roll stars who had a multitude of No 1 Hits in the 60s and still performs with the charisma and energy of his early years. Don't miss this legendary performer who will take you back in time to the greatest era in popular music, together with his group THE WILDCATS. Book early, as this show is bound to sell out.
One Night with Elvis Saturday July 6th @ 7.30 Tickets £10.00 (Almost Sold Out)
Boston's own Tony (Ginty) Elding returns with a great one man show paying tribute to the king of Rock and Roll, ELVIS PRESLEY. All proceeds will be donated by Tony to a local hospice, so come along and see Boston's own Elvis and support this very worthy charity.
Bostons Childrens Theatre 11th & 12th July @ 7.00 Tickets £7.00 & £5.00
Boston's own award winning Children's Theatre presents new plays for all ages: come along and support these talented children; see poster for full details.
Blackfriars Theatre Academy 18th, 19th & 20th July @ 7.00 present Fame the musical Tickets £10,00 £9.00 & £35.00
Blackfriars' very own Theatre Academy presents the ever popular Musical FAME. All those wonderful songs and dance routines are re-created by the very talented yougsters of the Academy. This promises to be a top performance following on the great success of SOUND OF MUSIC last year, so don't miss it. Also on Saturday 29th July the LITTLE STARS of the Academy present a presentation of THE LITTLE MERMAID with some of those great Disney Songs. Please contact Box Office for time and prices.