December 13th to January 5th 2014 this year's Pantomine Aladdin booking now - see entry below for dates and times
This year's Pantomime, once again presented together with Polka Dot, is ALADDIN AND HIS WONDERFUL LAMP, full of music, fun and laughter and of course that special element of magic. Tickets are on sale now: don't miss it.
Friday December 13th to Sunday January 5th 2014 Aladdin Tickets £12.00, £11.00 concessions £42.00 Family ticket £8.75
This year's professional Pantomime, once again presented together with Polka Dot Pantomimes, is the magical tale of ALADDIN AND HIS MAGIC LAMP. Come along and be amazed by the magical flying carpet and the magnificent cave of jewels, full of fun, great music and just a touch of Magic. Wonderful costumes, amazing colourful sets and great songs you will all know make this a wonderful Christmas treat for all the family. BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.Day/Date Morning Matinee Evening
Fri 13th Dec 10. 15 am 6. 30 pm
Sat 14th Dec 2. 00pm 6. 30 pm
Sun 15th Dec 3. 00pm
Mon 16th Dec 10. 15 am 1. 15pm
Tues 17th Dec 10. 15 am 1. 15pm
Wed 18th Dec 10. 15am 1. 15 pm
Thurs 19th Dec 10. 15am 1. 15pm
Fri 20th Dec 10. 15 am 6. 30pm
Sat 21st Dec 2. 00pm 6. 30pm
Sun 22nd Dec 3. 00pm 6. 30pm
Mon 23rd Dec 2. 00.pm 6. 30pm
Tues 24th Dec 11. 00am 2. 00pm
Wed 25th Dec Merry Christmas! No Performances
Thurs 26th Dec 2. 00pm 6. 30pm
Fri 27th Dec 2. 00pm 6. 30pm
Sat 28th Dec 2. 00pm 6. 30pm
Sun 29th Dec 3. 00pm
Mon 30th Dec 2. 00pm
Tues 31st Dec 2. 00pm
Wed 1st Jan Happy New Year! No Performances.
Thurs 2nd Jan 2. 00pm
Fri 3rd Jan 2. 00pm
Sat 4th Jan 2. 00pm 6. 30pm
Sun 5th Jan 3. 00pm
Instrumenti - Thursday January 30th @ 7.30pm, Tickets £10.00
Instrumenti, a two piece electro indie pop band, has proven to be one of the most sought-after, and best Baltic acts of the decade. They have played the biggest venues in the Baltic states and have taken part in numerous festivals and showcases all over Europe, including UK. Their sound has been described as a mix of Muse, Sigur Ros and Michael Jackson.See video at Instrumenti
Friday January 31st to Saturday February 1st @ 6.30 Boston Children's Theatre Puss in Boots Pantomime Tickets £7.50 & £6.00.
The Award Winning Boston Children's Theatre present the magical story of PUSS IN BOOTS, a pantomime for all the family.
Saturday February 8th @ 7.30 Great Expectations Tickets £14.00
A new telling with this one man show of the immortal Charles Dickens Tale GREAT EXPECTATIONS, brought to you by the same team as the Life and Times of Charles Dickens. A great show not to be missed.
Tuesday February 11th to Saturday February 15th @ 7.30 Jekyll and Hyde The Musical Tickets TBA.
Following the success of classics such as "Les Miserables"and "Ragtime",WHAT FREE TIME Youth Theatre are proud to be producing JEKYLL AND HYDE THE MUSICAL. With a score full of beautiful, haunting melodies and rousing chorus numbers narrating the demise of the visionary Dr Henry Jekyll into the murderous Edward Hyde, intertwined with a tragic love story, this show is not to be missed. You can expect the usual commitment and dedication from the young talented members: the vocal work, dance and focus on their individual roles has been incredible. They are extremely excited about performing this epic work of art, and hope you will support us and them by coming to watch. We can promise that you won't be disappointed.
Wednesday February 19th to Saturday February 22nd @ 7.30 The Vicar of Dibley Tickets TBA.
The multi award-winning Boston Playgoers present their wonderful production of one of the best loved TV sit coms of all time THE VICAR OF DIBLEY. All the charismatic characters are there, so make sure you book early for this laugh a minute production, so as not to miss it.
Friday February 28th @ 7.30 Pop up Bowie Tickets £18.00
One of the best DAVID BOWIE tributes in England comes to Blackfriars for the first time. All the famous songs are there with this lookalike and soundalike tribute together with his band. Re-live the days of Ziggy Stardust and all the other great songs that made DAVID BOWIE the immortal legend of our times.
Saturday March 1st @ 7.30 An Evening of Burlesque Tickets £17.50 & £16.00 Over 18s only
Come and enjoy Britain’s biggest burlesque extravaganza – we dare you!Arriving direct from London’s West End, a fresh cast of burlesque all-stars are unveiled for 2014. It’s flushed with success – following a thrilling 100-date UK tour combined with overseas adventures in Milan, Zurich, St Petersburg, Minsk, Leipzig, Verona, Dresden, Riga, Padova, Dessau.Join this all-new riotous romp into the bizarre world of burlesque and cutting-edge variety.Sashaying Royal Academy-trained burlesque bombshells slip into exotic character as smoothly as they slip out of the most exotic couture costumes ever to grace the stage.Evocative Arabian Nights, fabulous fan dancing fantasies, foxy 40s WAF sirens, bubblegum blowing baseball babes, cheesecake pin-ups. . . the themes come thick and fast. It’s the slickest, wickedly wittiest, most delightfully choreographed cabaret spectacular of the year. Dress up and come to the cabaret. OVER 18s ONLY.See video at An Evening of Burlesque
Friday March 7th @ 8.00 Comedy Tea House Tickets £10.00 over 18s only
The COMEDY TEA HOUSE returns with another superb line up of top stand up comedians from the Comedy Club Circuit. Come and let your hair down and have a really good laugh. Strictly over 18s only.
Saturday March 8th @ 7.30 The Fortunes Tickets £16.00
The one and only 60s original star group THE FORTUNES return to Blackfriars for a full concert including all those top 20 hits of the 60/70s. This show also includes hits from their involvement with other top bands such as Badfinger, Marmalade, Billy J Kramer and Love Affair. Book early as this will sell out very quickly.
Sunday March 9th @ 7.30 Dirty Dusting Tickets £20.00
Crissy Rock (BENIDORM) Pat Dunn ( EMMERDALE) & Lea Bell (SIX OF A KIND) together with Jason Jones (HEBBURN) come together in an hilarious comedy about OAP cleaners who start talking dirty and end up filthy rich. Three cleaning ladies past their sell-by date start up a telephone sex line! THE TELEPHONE BELLES- A DIRTY SEX LINE THAT REALLY CLEANS UP. This is a heart-warming, feel-good comedy that will have you rolling in the aisles and smiling everytime you answer the phone. Featuring 4 stars from TV. Not to be missed.
Thursday March 13th @ 7.30 An Evening with TV Psychic Tony Stockwell Tickets £19.00
The popular star of TVs "Street Psychic", "Psychic Private Eyes" and "Psychic Academy" TONY STOCKWELL demonstrates his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones, all delivered with emotion, sensitivity and empathy. He is remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and always humorous. We hope that nobody can fail to come away untouched by this experience.
Saturday March 15th @ 7.30 Nosferatu Tickets £12.00 & £10.00
It's one hour before dawn. On the blood dark sea the ship is barely moving. There's a sail as torn as a shattered shirt. Something is aboard the ship…With a mixture of breathtaking illusions and trickery, an original musical score and a libretto from the acclaimed poet Ian McMillan, NOSFERATU tells the dark and mysterious tale of the sailors in Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, as they journey from Varna to Whitby with an unknown cargo.‘…simply be advised that this is fantastic theatre’ The List.Proper Job Theatre Company are a theatre company based in the North of England creating and touring new work as well as large-scale theatre events. At Proper Job we are passionate about continuously developing projects that excite us, fire our curiosity and expand our imagination.In 2012 Proper Job were awarded a Royal Philharmonic Society award for our production of Cycle Song.Watch the NOSFERATU trailer at Nosferatu
Sunday March 16th @ 7.30 Elvis the Musical Tickets £15.00 & £13.00
A brand new Musical starring Mark Summers as Elvis. This is the ultimate tribute stage show of the King of Rock and Roll. The experience brings Elvis's movies back to life, live on stage. The show starts in 1956 when Elvis makes his appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show with an authentic 3 piece look stage band, re-living Elvis's legendary television appearances: from there it's off to Hollywood. The show, complete with stage band, dancers and a full stage set, takes the audience through Elvis's movies. Packed with all the hits, dancing and much more, this is the ultimate Elvis Experience.
Friday March 21st @ 7.30 The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe. Tickets £14.00
This is Monroe as we have never seen her before, alone in her bedroom, in a dressing gown and slippers, no glitz, no glamour, no masks. Overdosed on pills, the woman behind the icon unravels her remarkable life and bares all, revealing a biting intelligence, a frustrated talent and an imperfect body. This stark confessional ( DiMaggio, Gable, Miller, her mother - it's all here) offers a radical interpretation of this Hollywood legend and leads us, in real time, to the very moment of her death.
Saturday March 22nd @ 7.30 Cor Blimey Tickets £12.00 & £10.00
A chance to get involved with a genuine Victorian Music Hall chock full of comedy, olde tyme favourites and audience participation, so come and join the fun of an original Victorian night at the MUSIC HALL.
Sunday March 23rd @ 7.30 The Move Tickets £16.00
The one and only original group THE MOVE come to Blackfriars with all the hits like BLACKBERRY WAY, FIRE BRIGADE, FLOWERS IN THE RAIN plus many more. These are one of the most important bands of the mid 1960s, book early for this as it will sell out.
Friday March 28th@ 7.30 This is It Tickets £16.50 & £ 15.00
The world's official tribute to Michael Jackson's THIS IS IT is finally here, starring MITCHELL JOSEPH THOMPSON as MJ and featuring the most incredible live band, cast and crew. Experience a piece of magic from the show you never got to see. Frederick is arguably one of the world's greatest Michael Jackson tribute artistes and impersonators. Creating those famous iconic routines are some of the most talented, experienced dancers and performers, some of whom have performed with MJ himself. All this with spectacular lighting, staging and video projection delivers a Michael Jackson experience like no other.
Saturday March 29th @ 7.30 Ultimate Elton and the Rocket Band Tickets £20.00
England's top tribute to the one and only Elton John and the Rocket Band. All the hits are here and the presentation and sounds are second to none. Don't miss this one.
Monday April 7th to Saturday April 12th. Jesus Christ Superstar times and tickets TBA.
The first smash musical to come from the pens of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and arguably the best. The story of Jesus’ last few days on earth, told from the perspective of Judas Iscariot, including the hit songs “I Don't Know How To Love Him”, “Superstar” and “Everything's All Right”. Controversial in its time, this rock musical still has the power to move and shock. Performed by the award-winning amateur group, BOS Musical Theatre.
Wednesday April 16th @ 7.30 Celtic Flame Tickets £18.50 & £17.00
The spectacular CELTIC FLAME show features 25 brilliant musicians, singers and dancers from the west of Ireland and highlights the many and varied aspects of Irish culture in a colourful, action packed two and a half hour performance. The vigour of the dance, the beauty of the songs, the humour and pathos of the writing, the power of the music, all are presented in a beautifully choreographed production with an authentic and contemporary feel.
Friday April 18th @ 7.30 Billy Pearce Tickets £18.50
National treasure, and without doubt one of Britain's most talented and best loved comedians, BILLY PEARCE emerged from the fertile talent fields of Butlins in the mid 1980s. Multi Award winner BILLY has won about every comedy award going, including British comedy award, solo comedian of the year and best television comedy newcomer at the London Palladium.
Saturday April 19th @ 2.30 Peter Pan Tickets £12.00, £10.00 & family ticket £37.00
A spectacular adaptation of the timeless tale about the boy who never grew up. Let your imagination take you to Neverland with Peter and Wendy, meeting Lost Boys, Indians, and the villanous Captain Hook, not forgetting his silly side kick Smee. Why not add to the fun and dress as your favourite character? - there will be a special prize for the best dressed and everyone will get a chance to meet the cast after the show. With enchanting songs, plenty of fun and laughter and a sprinkling of fairy dust, this is the perfect way to make a literature classic come alive for the whole family.
Sunday April 20th @ 5.30 Swan Lake Tickets £18.50, £16.00 & £12.50
The wonderful VIENNA FESTIVAL BALLET return to Blackfriars with the best loved ballet of all time, SWAN LAKE. Wonderful costumes, scenery and top choreography as usual, from this very prestigious ballet company.
Saturday April 26th @ 7.30 Juke Box and Bobby Sox Tickets £16.50
The wonderful 1960s Rock and Roll revue returns to Blackfriars to get you dancing round your seats. All the stars, all the sounds and all the songs to get your feet tapping and voices ringing are alive once more, from the most exciting time in popular music: the era of Jukebox and Bobby Sox.
Sunday April 27th @ 2.00pm & 5.00pm The Chuckle Bros 2014 A Space Oddity Tickets £13.00 adult £11.00 child.
Paul and Barry visit a toy factory to buy some water pistols. Whilst trying them out they notice a toy space ship which they get in. "Don't touch anything!" the shop keeper shouts out "Especially that button." "This button?" they ask, "Yes" he replies. But being the Chuckle Brothers they can't resist it and press the button. And so starts the latest adventure for the Chuckle Brothers. Don't miss this new hilarious story as the Chuckle Brothers soar into space.
Saturday May 10th. Barron Knights Tickets £17.50.
A welcome return to the one and only 60s sensation, the royalty of the Rock and Roll era: the BARRON KNIGHTS. All the great hits are there and the top class comedy routines, together with great musicianship, make for a wonderful night of top class entertainment.
Sunday May 11th @ 7.30 Motor City Memories Tickets £18.50
The great sounds of Motown come to Blackfriars with this fantastic show bringing you the great sounds of The Supremes with Karen Ragland, one of the original Supremes. Including many great sounds from the peak of the era of motown including The Temptations, Martha Reeves, Stevie Wonder plus many more, also starring Louis Price, former lead singer with The Temptations. So come and relive the great sounds of the era of Motown.
Friday May 16th @ 7.30 Gerry Cross the Mersey Tickets £19..50
The one and only GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS return to Blackfriars with all the top hits of the 1960s Mersey Sound. GERRY is one of the few original 60s stars still performing and at the top of his game, and together with THE PACEMAKERS will bring back the heady days of the Mersey Sound and have you on your feet singing and dancing. Book early, as seats will go very quickly.
Saturday May 17th @ 7.30 Professional Wrestling Tickets £12.00 £10.00 Family ticket £40.00
The heavies from the grunt and groan brigade bring an exciting programme of American style wrestling so get ready to Boo and Cheer for your favourite wrestler and join in with this exciting night.
Friday May 23rd @ 7.30 Sherry Baby Tickets £19.50 & £17.50
The ultimate tribute to those Jersey Boys, Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons, tells the remarkable rise to stardom of one of the most successful bands in pop music history. Discover how four New Jersey boys from the wrong side of the tracks invented their own unique sound, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and sold 100 million records worldwide. With spectacular performances of all their "Jersey Boys" hits, SHERRY BABY is a magnificent interpretation of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, with the mob, the heartache, the triumph and the music.
Saturday May 24th @ 7.30 Abbamania Tickets £18.50
The biggest and best ABBA tribute show comes to Blackfriars, this is unlike any other ABBA tribute as it covers all the hits and some that weren't. This will have you dancing and singing all the way home, so don't miss it.
Thursday May 29th @ 7.30 Derek Acorah TICKETS £17.50 & £16.00
Derek Acorah is without question the number one television psychic in the UK, bridging the gap between this world and the next with his personality and ability to capture the imagination. Derek has achieved international acclaim with audiences through the world and over the years Derek's television appearances have made him one of Britain's most popular and best known Spirit Mediums.
Friday May 30th @ 2.00 PM Theo's Crazy Circus Tickets £7.50
Theo the Mouse from the writers of Basil Brush and the Sooty Show and from CBBC comes to Blackfriars with a completely new adventure bursting with more Magic, Laughter and Music. This is the complete package for all the family looking for a half term treat. Starring Wink Taylor and Wendt Abrahams from the Sooty Show, this is fun for all the family.
Friday May 30th @ 7.30 Rock 'n' Roll Paradise £22.00 & £20.00
The ultimate Rock and Roll Revue comes to Blackfriars direct from a national tour and the West End. All the stars are represented here: Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Eddie Cochran, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis plus many more, in this explosive revue covering the unforgettable music from the best time in popular music,Rock and Roll. You will be singing, clapping and dancing in your seats along with this exciting show. Don't miss it.
Saturday May 31st @ 7.30 Dominic Kirwan Tickets £17.50
A welcome return to Dominic Kirwan after his sell out show last year, bringing once again his own brand of Irish/Country songs. If you missed this show last year don't miss it this time, tickets already selling well.
Friday June 6th @ 7.30 Marty Wilde & the Wildecats. Tickets £19.00 & £17.50
The unopposed King of the 60s, MARTY WILDE, returns to Blackfriars after his triumphant sell out concert last year. If you couldn't get tickets last year don't miss out this time, tickets are now on sale and selling well. This is a great show from one of the 1960s most legendary artistes who together with the WILDECATS will have you rocking in your seats. Don't miss it.
Friday June 13th @ 7.30 An evening with Elvis Tickets £10.00
Boston's own Tony (Ginty) Elding appears in a charity show for Butterfly Hospice/ Blackfriars Theatre with all proceeds being split between the two charities. Ginty is well known for his charitable work in the town and this is no exception, so come along and see Boston's own ELVIS.
Saturday June 14th @ 7.30 An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show Tickets £16.50 & £15.00
Back by popular demand. AN EVENING OF DIRTY DANCING: THE TRIBUTE SHOW is the original tribute to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time. Now in its 4th smash hit year, it's the ultimate celebration of the iconic music from the classic movie. Dirty Dancing boasts a multi award winning soundtrack and all the hits are here, superbly performed in this fast moving, slickly choreographed treat. Songs include: "Big Girls Dont Cry", "Hey Baby", "Wipeout", "Do You Love Me", "Hungry Eyes" and the Oscar Winning "I've Had The Time Of My Life". This sexy song and dance spectacular is an interactive roller coaster, featuring a dynamic cast of incredible performers sure to show you The Time of Your Life.
Sunday June 15th @ 7.30 The Reflections Tickets £18.50
Five world class musicians, singers and songwriters who, after years of touring and recording with some of the most iconic bands in the world, have come together to form this supergroup, highlighting some of the best British Rock and Pop music of a generation. This all star group comprises of
Gordy Marshall MOODY BLUES
Paul Bliss MOODY BLUES, HOLLIES
Marcus Cliffe THE MANFREDS
Huw Davies WAR OF THE WORLDS
Mick Wilson 10CC.
Saturday June 21st @ 7.30 The Rubettes with special guests Racey Tickets £19.00 & £17.00
THE RUBETTES' incredible story began when they appeared on Top Of The Pops in 1974. The band became an overnight success when their debut single "Sugar Baby Love" stormed to the top of the UK charts and went on to sell more than 8 million copies around the world, becoming one of the all time classics. RACEY was formed in the 70s and still continues to tour worldwide, their first hit "Lay Your Love On Me" reached No 1 spot all over the world and was followed by the multi selling hit "Some Girls Do".
Thursday June 26th @ 2.30pm Roll out the Barrel Tickets £12.00 £10.00 & £8.50 Groups of 10 or more
Roll back the years and bring back the memories with this gloriously happy show that has been lighting up theatres all over the country. Featuring over 65 songs that you know and love from music hall cassics to Show songs, Cockney sing alongs to the songs of Flanagan and Allen, plus songs that helped to win the war. An up-lifting feast of non stop GOLDEN OLDIES.
June 28th @ 7.30 Up Pompeii Tickets £12.00 £10 conc
Based on the original characters created by Talbot Rothwell and Sid Collins for the Frankie Howerd BBC comedy, this hilarious romp through ancient Pompeii brings back all the television favourites in this full length play. As Lurcio attempts to deliver his prologue and begin proceedings, he is quickly caught up in a myriad of liaisons in all quarters of his master's house. Why does Ludicrus not leave for the senate meeting in Rome? - why does his wife return so quickly from the country? - who will take care of the escaped slave girl Voluptua, and will Nausius's love poetry improve? Whilst growing chaos ensues, an increasing rumbling is heard in the distance- what could that be? A riot from start to finish.
July 2nd to July 5th @ 7.30 Trivial Pursuit Tickets £10.00 & £9.00
The Trealow and West Amateur Theatrical Society are about to cast their next production and due to the credit crunch, Nick their director has to wrestle with some difficult choices in financing and casting the production. So he invites a few actors and some of the committee to a summer barbecue at his home to announce his decision. As the evening progresses, and the alcohol flows, Nick ends up promising a different show, and the lead part to more than one actor. Meanwhile the party goes into the wee small hours revealing lots of secrets about the society.
Friday July 11th @ 7.30 Sing-A-Long Sounds of Wartime Tickets £12.00 & £10.00
The 75th & 100th Anniversaries of World War 2 and World War 1 brings this tribute to the people and the heroes of Great Britain. SING-ALONG-SOUNDS OF WARTIME features music from the Glen Miller Orchestra, Dame Vera Lynn, George Formby, Max Bygraves plus many more, who gave up their time to entertain the troups around Europe, helping to keep up morale. Complete with live band, projection screens and male and female vocalists, so come along and have a good old singsong.
Saturday September 6th @ 7.30 Heritage Opera Present TOSCA Tickets £24.00 & £22.00
Heritage Opera Return to Blackfriars Theatre with the much loved opera, TOSCA. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Friday September 12th @ 7.30 TREXTASY Tickets £19.50
The "I Love To Boogie Show" brings you all the fantastic songs and sounds of the one and only Marc Bolan and T Rex. Accepted as simply the best tribute band in the world, they are the nearest you are ever going to get to the real thing. All the hits are here: "Ride a White Swan" I like to Boogie", plus many more. This is a great show to the memory of one of the greatest artistes of the 70s.
Friday October 24th @ 7.30 Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers Show Tickets £19.50
The fantastic BAY CITY ROLLERS return after their sell out performance last year so get your tartan on and come and enjoy once more the greatest band of the 60s & 70s. Come on and sing "Shang-A-Lang" and "You Sang With The Band" again.