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Art for a good state of mind

Art for a good state of mind

Marina Daniluka & Dainis Volodka
Wednesday 14th February - Saturday 3rd March - 10:00am (16 Shows)

ART EXHIBITION - Art for a good state of mind Artists - Marina Daniluka & Dainis Volodka


The Comedy Tea House

Friday 23rd February - 8.00pm

The first comedy night of 2018 - and have we got a line up for you! Don't miss out. Over 18's only.


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The Comedy Tea House
Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Blackfriars Theatre Academy
Thursday 1st March - Saturday 3rd March - 2.30pm, 7.30pm (4 Shows)

Blackfriars Theatre Academy Mids and Seniors present their version of Little Shop of Horrors.


The War of the Worlds

The Pantaloons
Friday 9th March - 7.30pm

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons invade the stage in this funny yet faithful new adaptation as they use musical instruments, puppetry and, um, enthusiasm to recreate deadly heat-rays, giant fighting-machines, squidgy tentacled Martians and interplanetary warfare on an epic scale. The chances of success? A million to one.


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The War of the Worlds
A Night of Comedy

A Night of Comedy

Boston Playgoers Society present
Wednesday 14th March - Saturday 17th March - 7.30pm (4 Shows)

Boston Playgoers Society present this trio of one-act plays for your enjoyment. We promise plenty of laughs and giggles.


Amhráin ó bhaile (Songs From Home)

Ruff 'n' Ready & Grantham School of Dancing present
Saturday 24th March - 7.30pm

Irish Folk Band, Ruff ‘n’ Ready, inspired by the music of the Irish Diaspora, perform their exciting new show. They will be playing both great traditional Irish popular tunes and the inspirational music from the likes of River Dance and Lord of the Dance. With the Irish Wolfpack dancers providing an added visual treat, this show promises you an exhilarating, fun, hand clapping, toe tapping night to remember.


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Amhráin ó bhaile (Songs From Home)
SOLO Classical Guitar Ensemble of South Lincs

SOLO Classical Guitar Ensemble of South Lincs

REVUE BAR SHOW
Saturday 24th March - 7.30pm

An evening of the beautiful sounds of the classical guitar “Music - No Boundaries” A musical intoxication of links between ‘classical’ and ‘Popular’ music.


The Circus of Horrors - VOODOO

Thursday 29th March - 7.30pm

Featuring an amalgamation of bizarre and fantastic circus act's all woven into a sensational shock / horror story - The Circus of Horrors is back in Blackfriars for THE MOST intimate experience of the show you will get ANYWHERE!! EARLY BAT Discount available if you book by 31st January.


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The Circus of Horrors - VOODOO
Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!

Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!

Centre Stage Academy present
Saturday 31st March - 7.00pm

Come and join Centre Stage as they put on a musical extravaganza. With numbers from shows old and new, bring your dancing shoes as you're sure to be up in the aisles.


Sleeping Beauty

Vienna Festival Ballet presents
Sunday 1st April - 2.00pm, 5.00pm (2 Shows)

Back with another fabulous performance in 2018 are the Vienna Festival Ballet with Sleeping Beauty. A classic fairytale set to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score.


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Sleeping Beauty
The Comedy Tea House

The Comedy Tea House

Friday 13th April - 8.00pm

Join us for another fabulous night out with The Comedy Tea House and 4 new comics.


The Wind In The Willows

KD Theatre Productions present
Saturday 14th April - 3.00pm, 6.00pm (2 Shows)

Join us on an exciting adventure along the riverbank with a brand new staging of Kenneth Grahame’s family classic ‘The Wind In The Willows.'! This exciting and playful take on the tale features a professional cast of energetic performers, catchy new songs and lots of humour that will entertain and delight the whole family!


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The Wind In The Willows
The Full Monty

The Full Monty

BOS Musical Theatre Group present
Friday 20th April - Saturday 28th April - 7.30pm, 2.30pm (8 Shows)

BOS Musical Theatre bring you The Full Monty - we can guarantee there won't be a dry eye in the house. Come and support these BRAVE local men as they bare all for their art!


"Streets of Boston"

Paintings in Ink and Watercolour by Karin Christensen
Monday 30th April - Thursday 31st May - 10:00am (28 Shows)

Local artist Karin Christensen displays her ink and watercolours depicting scenes from Boston and Lincolnshire.


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Tennessee Stud

Tennessee Stud

Saturday 12th May - 7.30pm

Tennessee Stud were a well-known band more than 40 years ago in the 70’s. Reformed after several years off the circuit, the band sounds as good as it did all those years ago still although there is only 1 of the original members in the band.You are guaranteed to have an enjoyable evening listening to good traditional country music.


Austen's Women

Dyad Productions present
Wednesday 16th May - 7.30pm

AUSTEN'S WOMEN brings the brilliance of Jane Austen to life! With excerpts from thirteen of Jane Austen's characters, pieced together by Austen's brilliant narrator, Austen's Women reveals just how relevant and satirical the best selling regency author remains/


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Austen's Women
Derek Acorah

Derek Acorah

'Love, Life, Laughter' Tour
Thursday 17th May - 7.30pm

Following his captivating appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, which saw a phenomenal run to the final, 2018 sees Britain’s best loved, and most entertaining, medium takes to the stage across the UK and Europe with his all new ‘Love, Life, Laughter Tour’.


TWIST

Baroque Theatre Company present
Friday 25th May - 7.30pm

Presented with echoes of 'Pulp Fiction', "Twist" is edgy, slick, stylish and cool. Tarantino meets British farce in the rip-roaring comedy thriller that will have you guessing until the shocking end!


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TWIST
The Jungle Book Kids

The Jungle Book Kids

Blackfriars Theatre Academy Juniors present
Tuesday 29th May - Wednesday 30th May - 1.00pm, 3.00pm (4 Shows)

The jungle is jumpin' with a jazzy beat in Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, this musical features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie. Come and support the fantastic BTA Kids take on this hugely enjoyable show.


Forbidden Nights

Friday 1st June - 8.00pm

The boys are back in town FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY! Indulge yourselves in a two-hour production as world-renowned circus artists perform heart-racing tricks in an electric fusion of daring routines, acrobatics and provocative choreography with the ultimate Forbidden Tease and a few men in uniform thrown in for good measure. Book early to avoid disappointment!!


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Forbidden Nights
Boston's Got Talent

Boston's Got Talent

Thursday 14th June - Friday 15th June - 7.00pm (2 Shows)

Boston's Got Talent is back for another year and open for entries. Details on how to get involved are on the next page. Don't forget to also book tickets to come along and supports these talented locals.


The Steve Hewlett Show

Saturday 16th June - 7.30pm

After Touring with the Osmonds in America & Canada, & from Butlins to The Royal Albert Hall Steve Hewlett Comedy Ventriloquist & Britain’s Got Talent Finalist makes his debut at Blackfriars with a Special Guest.


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Professor Robert Winston

Professor Robert Winston

'Improve Your Learning'
Thursday 21st June - 7.00pm

Robert Winston, one of the most instantly recognisable scientists in the country is a compelling speaker, bringing complex issues to life with infectious enthusiasm and energy. He will take a Q&A session at the end of his talk.


One night with Elvis

Saturday 23rd June - 7.30pm

Ginty is back again with another fun filled night as he performs his Elvis tribute. Not to be missed. All proceeds to charity


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One night with Elvis
A Quest To Dream Valley

A Quest To Dream Valley

JCADA Dance School present
Friday 6th July - Sunday 8th July - 7.00pm, 1.00pm (4 Shows)

Josie Clarke Academy of Dance & Acrobatics leads you through a spell binding tale of make believe with exciting choreography and dazzling costumes!


The Magic of Musicals

Blackfriars Theatre Academy present
Friday 20th July - Saturday 21st July - 7.30pm (2 Shows)

Blackfriars Theatre Academy bring you their end of term show. This promises to be another spectacular show including performances from the whole school.


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The Magic of Musicals
Grease The Musical

Grease The Musical

Centre Stage Academy present
Friday 27th July - Saturday 28th July - 7.00pm (2 Shows)

It’s the original high-school musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re The One That I Want, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Greased Lightnin’ and many more.


Last Night of the Proms

Sunday 9th September - 7.30pm

Join us again along with Kirton Brass Band and guest singers Trevor Fenton and Deborah Haynes for our second Last Night of the Proms.


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Last Night of the Proms
The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Dyad Productions present
Friday 14th September - 7.30pm

In Rebecca Vaughan and Elton Townend Jones’ re-invention of HG Wells’ classic, a Victorian explorer travels through time into tomorrow, discovering the fate of our endeavours; uncovering our darkest fears…


Julie Mclelland and The Band from County Hell

Saturday 15th September - 7.30pm

Back again for 2018 - book early to avoid disappointment.


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Julie Mclelland and The Band from County Hell
Madam Butterfly

Madam Butterfly

Heritage Opera presents
Saturday 22nd September - 7.30pm

Heritage Opera, Northwest England’s professional touring opera company, returns to Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre with Puccini’s ‘Madame Butterfly’- the heartbreaking story of Cio Cio San, the Nagasaki geisha, and her unwavering belief that the husband who married, then deserted her, Lieutenant BF Pinkerton of the United States Navy, will one day return.


Blackfriars undoubtedly plays a very important role as Boston's centre for entertainment and the arts. It is home to two very successful local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, as well as hosting a varied program of professional stage productions.