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NABBA Mr & Miss Britain - Finals 2019

Saturday, 01 June 2019 - 10:00
Private Event, Southport Theatre
NABBA is the first and original competitive bodybuilding association. After month's of training and preparation, who will be crowned Mr & Miss Britain 2019? ----- This year's event includes the standard bodybuilding finals and the fitness classes and finishes with the evening show. ----- Competitors can register from 8.45am via the Promenade Entrance. ----- Main Doors open at 9am for competitors & guests, with judging starting from 10am in the Theatre. ----- Tickets include access to the full day judging and evening show.

The Summer of Love

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 - 19:30
Music, Southport Theatre
A nostalgic journey to that incredible summer of 1967, with timeless music that inspired a generation. Enjoy 'California Dreaming', 'San Francisco', 'Turn Turn, Turn', 'Somebody To Love', 'Happy Together', 'Brown Eyed Girl' & over 40 more classic songs from the summer that changed the world, all performed by a live band. This show includes original 1960s film footage.

Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets

Friday, 07 June 2019 - 19:30
Music, Southport Theatre
Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer (Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, The Pretenders, The Damned), songwriter of at least three songs you know by heart, short-lived career as a pop star, and a lengthy term as a musicians’ musician. But in his current ‘second act’ as a silver-haired, tender-hearted but sharp-tongued singer-songwriter, he has no equal. Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Using the music of The Ventures, The Shadows, and with Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high energy brand of original rock & roll around the world. Clad in their trademark Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling masks, the “Jackets” have delivered their trademark guitar licks to 16 albums, thousands of concerts and dozens of films and TV shows.

Wally Cain Dance Festival

Wednesday, 19 June - Friday, 21 June 2019
Family, Southport Theatre
Watch as the students from local schools take part in the annual Wally Cain Dance Festival, showcasing their fantastic talents.

Marti Pellow

Saturday, 22 June 2019 - 20:00
Music, Southport Theatre
Marti Pellow is one of Britain’s iconic music stars. Having achieved the highest accolades with one of the most successful bands in UK pop history, he is now achieving that rare position of a highly successful career as both a solo artist and as a leading musical theatre star. The BRIT and Ivor Novello award-winning singer-songwriter first came to the attention of the British public as the lead singer of Wet Wet Wet. As both a solo artist and with Wet Wet Wet, Marti has had consistent chart-topping multi-platinum albums; with over 25 chart hits and three of the UK’s biggest number-one single. This is a career that has so far seen a record for the longest Number One in UK chart history, one of the four biggest selling songs in the UK of all time, consistent chart topping multi-platinum album sales, the largest free concert in the British Isles, the achievement of every major award in the British music industry, the honour of having the White House proclaim a day be named after him, the breaking of box office records, the starring in huge hit musical theatre productions in London’s West End and on Broadway in New York.

One Night of Elvis - Lee Memphis King

Friday, 28 June 2019 - 19:30
Music, Southport Theatre
In this latest production, Lee Memphis King portrays Elvis Presley at his peak celebrating the iconic ‘Vegas Years’ from 1969 - 1977. Resplendent in the most authentic costumes from Elvis’s performance and an orchestra backing this incredible performer prepare to be taken back in time to see Elvis in the way it was. The show is enhanced by an orchestra of world class musicians and backing vocalists coupled with impressive video screen projection mapping out Elvis’s life and music.

Ian Waite & Vincent Simone - The Ballroom Boys

Sunday, 30 June 2019 - 15:00
Theatre, Southport Theatre
Strictly Come Dancing favourites, Ian Waite and Vincent Simone, are joining forces in their brand new production - The Ballroom Boys. Argentine Tango legend Vincent and King of the Ballroom Ian will be joined by two professional female dancers and a wonderful vocalist. The production will be packed with dances, songs and loads of banter! Look out for the Waltz, Quickstep, Paso Doble, Foxtrot and, of course, the Argentine Tango. Get ready for a high intensity evening of glitz and glamour with Ian and Vincent... The Ballroom Boys!

Paul Carrack

Thursday, 04 July 2019 - 20:00
Music, Southport Theatre
Paul Carrack, one of the most revered voices in music and a figurehead of soulful pop for decades, has returned to the delight his legions of admirers with his new album These Days. The most accomplished collection of songs in his distinguished career, it features 11 brand new compositions, six of them Carrack solos and five co-writes with his old Squeeze bandmate Chris Difford.

The Drifters

Saturday, 13 July 2019 - 19:30
Music, Southport Theatre
The Drifters are back on tour in the UK with a brand-new show performing all their classic hits from the last six decades. The legendary group have previously been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, listed among the greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine and have produced an incredible list of hits - including; Saturday Night at the Movies, Come on Over to My Place, Stand By Me, Under the Boardwalk and many, many more!

Proms on the Prom

Sunday, 14 July 2019 - 14:30
Music, Floral Hall
A not to be missed spectacular afternoon concert, packed full of music from films and musicals as well as well-known classical pieces featuring soloist Louise Dickinson and the Choir of Woodlands School in Formby. Experience a spectacular finale including music from the much-loved ‘Last Night of the Proms’.

Graham Nash - An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 - 20:00
Music, Southport Theatre
Legendary artist, Grammy Award winner and two-time hall of fame inductee Graham Nash brings his soulful voice and powerful music to Southport Theatre this July. With a career spanning over several decades from The Hollies, to Crosby Stills Nash and Young, right through to his most recent solo album, this night will be full of some of the most awe inspiring and beautiful music of our time. VIP Package information VIP Package - Meet & Greet £201.25. One reserved seat within first 2 rows (See map for exact location), Meet & Greet with Graham Nash during intermission, Visit to pre-show Sound Check with Graham Nash, One autographed tour poster, One commemorative Graham Nash laminate, One commemorative Graham Nash ticket, Crowd free merchandise shopping, On site VIP staff. VIP Package 2- Soundcheck Package £151.25. One reserved floor ticket within first 4 rows (See map for exact location), Visit to pre-show Sound Check with Graham Nash, One autographed tour poster, One commemorative Graham Nash laminate, One commemorative Graham Nash ticket, Crowd free merchandise shopping, On site VIP staff. VIP Package 3 - Premium Package £101.25. One reserved floor ticket within first 6 rows (See map for exact location), One Graham Nash tour item, One commemorative Graham Nash ticket, On site VIP staff.

Rhythm of The Dance 20th Anniversary tour

Saturday, 27 July 2019 - 19:30
Dance, Southport Theatre
This dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent, an exciting 2-hour trip through hundreds of years of Irish dance and music, 22 award-winning World & Irish dance champions with 25 dazzling costume changes. Experience flailing fiddles, flutes, and inspiring dances along with live vocalists, all complemented by a top live Irish trad band of multi-instrumentalist musicians and a sensational sound and light show as seen on TV from China to California, from Siberia to Sydney. Worldwide, toes are tapping and hands are clapping to the feet of Rhythm of the Dance! Enjoy the 20th Anniversary tour of Rhythm of the Dance, five million fans across fifty countries already have!

Barry Steele - The Roy Orbison Story

Saturday, 03 August 2019 - 19:30
Music, Southport Theatre
This top-class production commemorates ‘The Big O’, as well as showcasing chart busting hits made famous by Jerry Lee Lewis, Procol Harum, Del Shannon, ELO, Tom Petty, Chris Isaak, and The Spencer Davis Group. The whole cast comes together to pay homage to the original super group ‘The Traveling Wilburys.’

Mr Stink

Friday, 09 August - Sunday, 11 August 2019
Family, Floral Hall
The very kind, but lonely 12 year old Chloe, invites ‘Mr Stink’ and his slightly wiffy dog to leave behind the wooden bench they call home and secretly move into her family’s shed. Matters become more complicated when Chloe’s mother, a woman with unfulfilled political ambitions, tries to take credit for Chloe’s generosity. But exactly who is Mr Stink anyway? Join us for a brilliantly staged version of David Walliams’ warm-hearted and funny story from the award-winning Chickenshed Theatre Company in association with Sam Bradshaw Productions, the show played to full houses last summer and comes to Southport Theatre for just 4 performances as part of a tour this summer. Packed with a host of original musical numbers, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry but you might want to hold your nose! ‘It’s a really playful show’ DAVID WALLIAMS ‘There’s no doubt that Chickenshed have triumphed with this show. Engaging, touching and fun’ The Spy in the Stalls ‘Touching and joyous storytelling’ Pocket size Theatre ‘Fluent, lively production, spectacular set’ British Theatre Guide Chickenshed is an inclusive theatre company that first began in 1974. Chickenshed bring people together, regardless of background, ability or circumstance to create inspiring, diverse and transformative theatre that changes lives.

Buddy Holly Lives starring Asa Murphy

Friday, 09 August 2019 - 19:30
Music, Southport Theatre
Buddy Holly Lives is a fantastic celebration of the musical genius of the boy from Lubbock Texas, featuring visual & audio moments in the short but historical career of Buddy Holly. Enjoy all the hits performed by Asa Murphy as Buddy, backed by the Buddy Band. It’s a guaranteed night of musical memories from one of the greatest artistes of all time.

Avenue Q

Tuesday, 13 August - Saturday, 17 August 2019
Comedy, Southport Theatre
Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and all heart. It's the laugh out loud show that’s had sell out runs on Broadway, in the West End and all across the UK and now you can see what all the fuzz is about at Southport Theatre at the Waterfront. This cheekily charming musical tells the story of the loveable (and unforgettable) characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues – like what do you do with a BA in English? How do you find your purpose? And is the internet really just for…nevermind. Packed with mischief, bad behavior and a little political incorrectness, AVENUE Q is truly the musical like no other - so don’t let your life suck, book your tickets today! Created by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez (Co-creator of BOOK OF MORMON and writer of the songs for Disney’s FROZEN). From the producers of Footloose, Flashdance and American Idiot. Avenue Q has not been authorised or approved by the Jim Henson Company or Sesame Workshop, which have no responsibility for its content. This production is by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd., London.

The Illegal Eagles

Friday, 23 August 2019 - 19:30
Music, Southport Theatre
Following continued public demand the World’s Official No.1 tribute to the legendary rock band return in 2019 for more stunning vocals, tight harmonies and awesome guitar riffs! Described as 'flawless' by The Express, The Illegal Eagles are internationally renowned for their outstanding ability to recreate the Eagles’ distinctive sound with both flare and incredible authenticity. Featuring all of the Eagles’ classic hits including 'Hotel California', 'Take it to the Limit', 'Life in the Fast Lane', 'Take It Easy', 'Lyin’ Eyes', 'Desperado' and many more!

That'll Be The Day

Saturday, 24 August 2019 - 19:30
Music, Southport Theatre
Back by ever-growing popular demand, get ready to party as the UK’s favourite Rock & Roll variety production returns with another brand new show! Featuring incredible live music performances, this hugely entertaining Rock & Roll spectacular blends classic gold hits from the 50s, 60s & 70s, with bags of hilarious comedy! Celebrating an entire era of timeless nostalgia, the production is well known for its ability to make audiences return time and time again for a new experience. Now in its 33rd year of consecutive national touring, That’ll Be The Day is living proof that Rock & Roll will never die!

Don McLean

Saturday, 31 August 2019 - 19:30
Music, Southport Theatre
With over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, Don McLean is one of America’s most beloved country artists. ‘Botanical Gardens’, his 19th studio album and first in 8 years. Don’s songs have become a staple in Americana music. His music has been performed by artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Madonna, Fred Astaire, Chet Atkins, Weird Al Yankovick, George Michael, Josh Groban, Coolio and Ed Sheeran and his biggest hit "American Pie" was recognised with high honours by being inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003.

Jason Byrne: Wrecked But Ready

Saturday, 05 October 2019 - 20:00
Comedy, Southport Theatre
The King of The Southport Comedy Festival returns for a 6th year with a brand-new show, Wrecked But Ready. After 23 consecutive years Jason is wrecked but he is as ever ready (which is a battery, but he’s more Duracell than Eveready). As seen on ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC1), ‘The Royal Variety Show’ (ITV1), ‘Don’t Say It bring It’ (Dave), ‘Wild Things’ (Sky) and recently seen judging ‘Ireland’s Got Talent’ (TV3). He’s truly ‘unmissable’ (Evening Standard) and “Consistently brilliant” (The Metro)


Thursday, 10 October 2019 - 19:30
Comedy, Floral Hall
Little Wander in association with PBJ Management present… James Acaster COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999 One time I bought a lasagne from the supermarket, heated it up in the oven and ate a bit of it and it wasn't very nice so I put it in the fridge because it felt wrong to dump a whole lasagne in the bin and then later on I ate a spoonful of the cold lasagne because I was drunk and it was absolutely delicious. It was 4am. I then changed the name of a WhatsApp I was a part of to COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999 because I had been thinking a lot about how 1999 was the best year of my life and also about how much I hate myself sometimes. The next day I was asked to name my new show. Come along.

Ben Elton Live

Thursday, 10 October 2019 - 19:30
Comedy, Southport Theatre
More than 30 years ago, Ben Elton exploded into the national consciousness hosting Channel 4’s ground breaking Saturday Live. Now, after a 15 year absence, the Godfather of modern stand-up returns to the medium he did so much to define. Back on the road with an all new stand-up show, Ben promises to try and make sense of a world which appears to have gone stark raving mad. As Ben says: 'The last time I toured I was still smarter than my phone. Things have definitely taken a funny turn.'

Jimeoin Ramble On

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 - 20:00
Comedy, Southport Theatre
Award winning internationally acclaimed comedian and star of TV, Jimeoin returns to the Southport Comedy Festival with his brand new show Ramble On. As seen on ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Conan’, ‘Royal Variety Performance', ‘CH4’s O2 Gala’ and ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ – Live! ‘Hilarious… If laughter is the best medicine, Jimeoin is a course of steroids…. Don’t you miss it!’(Edinburgh Evening News)

Jim Davidson - The People Fight Back

Sunday, 20 October 2019 - 19:30
Comedy, Floral Hall
The people’s favourite and one of Britain’s greatest ever comedians, Jim Davidson OBE telling it ‘like it is’. Are you fed up with this PC world we now find ourselves in? Well, come and see Jim’s brand-new and outrageous show. Enough is enough, It’s time to fight back! ‘Boy does Jim know how to deliver his gospel

Doug Allan

Thursday, 24 October 2019 - 19:30
Theatre, Southport Theatre
Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman Doug Allan for a special evening of behind the scenes stories for all the family, with highlights from the most challenging assignments of his 35 years filming wildlife in the remotest places on Earth. Doug is one of the world’s best known and respected cameramen, specialising in natural history, expeditions and science documentaries and has worked for the BBC, Discovery, National Geographic and many more. This new presentation traces Doug’s personal journey as he discusses how he’s seen pollution and climate change affect the natural world. There will be an audience Q&A at the end of presentation. Copies of Doug’s book Freeze Frame will be on sale, as well as his colour prints of polar bears, penguins and seals. ————— Suitable for all ages ————— This event will take place in the Waterfront Suite, please use the Promenade Entrance on arrival.

Stewart Francis

Friday, 01 November 2019 - 20:00
Comedy, Southport Theatre
Canadian one-line merchant Stewart Francis is embarking on a brand-new show, in this, his last ever UK comedy tour. Star of Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo, Stewart has been dubbed 'gag master' with his dry, deadpan humour. See him before he heads off....in to the punset.

Bye Bye Baby - Jersey Boys Tribute

Thursday, 07 November 2019 - 19:30
Music, Floral Hall
Bye Bye Baby is the next best thing to the Jersey Boys, as not just a vocal tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, but a production show fused together chronologically with their own script with original and snappy choreography and a very talented 4 piece live band.

Madagascar the Musical

Wednesday, 13 November - Sunday, 17 November 2019
Musicals, Southport Theatre
Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular. This smash hit musical features all of your favourite crack-a-lackin' friends as they escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar. This brand new musical from Dreamworks (Shrek The Musical) will leave audiences with no choice but to "Move It, Move It!"! **Cast to be confirmed.**

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 - 20:00
Comedy, Southport Theatre
Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes - they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket.

Neil Oliver - The Story of The British Isles in 100 Places

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - 19:30
Theatre, Floral Hall
Neil was born to love Great Britain. During his 20 years travelling to every corner, and whilst filming BBC2’s Coast, he’s fallen in love all over again. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years old, and counting. The tolerant, easy-going peace we enjoy has been hard won and the places Neil’s seen have given him a unique view and understanding of British history. Hear in his amusing and entertaining way what it all means to him, and why we need to cherish and celebrate our wonderful countries.

Dr John Cooper Clarke - The Luckiest Guy Alive

Thursday, 28 November 2019 - 20:00
Comedy, Southport Theatre
Britain’s best loved and most important performance poet, John Cooper Clarke is as vital now as he was in the '70s. His biting, satirical, political and very funny verse, delivered in a unique rapid-fire performance style, resonated with the punk movement and he toured with all the seminal bands, from The Sex Pistols to The Clash, until he soon began to draw large crowds in his own right. John Cooper Clarke is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on pop culture. His influence can also be heard in the satirical and keen social observations of artists such as Plan B and the Arctic Monkeys. As well as his regular TV appearances on the likes of Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Would I Lie To You and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, John also host 6 Music shows and his own BBC Radio 4 Show 'John Cooper Clarke Live at the BBC'.

Dancing Queen - The Concert

Friday, 29 November 2019 - 19:30
Music, Southport Theatre
With full costumes and plenty of glitz, Dancing Queen - The Concert celebrates over 2 hours of the greatest hits from the legendary global pop phenomenon ABBA! Featuring a dynamic cast of singers and dancers, stunning costumes and dazzling choreography, this high octane, musical extravaganza performs wall-to-wall mega ABBA hits, including Gimme Gimme Gimme, Mamma Mia, Waterloo, Fernando, Voulez Vous, Dancing Queen, Take a Chance on Me and many more! This is one show guaranteed to have everyone dancing, singing and swinging in the aisles….so dig out those flares, put on your dancing shoes and
 get ready for the biggest ABBA-fest ever!

Dickens' A Christmas Carol - Dining Experience

Saturday, 30 November 2019 - 19:00
Comedy, Bliss Hotel
Dickens' mystical Christmas fable brought to life. The dining experience guaranteed to get you into the Christmas Spirit - in many more ways than one! Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson, veteran of many smash hit solo works, such as Under Milk Wood, Animal Farm and Shylock, now brings us Dickens' classic festive fable. Famed for bringing multiple characters to vivid life, Masterson recreates Scrooge, Marley, the Fezziwigs, Tiny Tim et al in an enchanting, performance that will dazzle and linger long in the memory. Includes a 3 course meal and show.

The Sensational 60s Experience

Saturday, 30 November 2019 - 19:30
Music, Southport Theatre
Without doubt the most explosive 60’s show touring the UK, for one night only. With a brand new production for 2019. Six legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten. With the definite feel good factor this is must see 60’s show for 2019. Starring Mike Pender (Original voice of The Searchers) Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Swinging Blue Jeans, New Amen Corner and The Fourmost. Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best.

Romesh Ranganathan

Thursday, 05 December 2019 - 20:00
Comedy, Southport Theatre
Romesh is back with a brand new show ‘The Cynic’s Mixtape’, his most brutally honest show yet. Fresh from the ‘Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan’, ‘A League Of Their Own’ and ‘Judge Romesh’, he's putting showbiz aside to deliver a carefully curated selection of all the things he has found unacceptable since the last tour, including why trying to save the environment is a scam, why none of us are truly free, and his suspicion that his wife is using gluten intolerance to avoid sleeping with him. There will be a support act prior to Romesh's appearance for 20 mins. Parental Guidance: likely to be swearing and adult content.

Jack & The Beanstalk

Friday, 13 December - Sunday, 29 December 2019
Theatre, Southport Theatre
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, it’s Christmas panto time at Southport Theatre, oh yes it is! Brought to you by Imagine Theatre, enjoy all the fun of the fair this festive season with the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. Featuring an all-star cast, get ready to cheer, boo, hiss, sing and dance your way into Christmas with us.

Helen Forrester’s By The Waters Of Liverpool

Friday, 27 March - Saturday, 28 March 2020
Theatre, Southport Theatre
Pulse Records Ltd in association with Bill Elms presents Helen Forrester's By The Waters of Liverpool Adapted from the million-selling book, By The Waters Of Liverpool is a period drama set in the 1930s. The story opens in 1935. Helen Forrester is sixteen years old and fighting a bitter battle with her parents for the right to educate herself and go out to work. During the Great Depression, Helen’s father lost his fortune when the stock market crashed and the family were suddenly thrown into poverty. Leaving behind the nannies, servants and comfortable middle-class life in the South West of England, the Forrester’s chose Liverpool as the place to start over. They were in for a terrible shock. Taken out of school to care for her younger brothers and sisters while her parents struggled to re-build their shattered lives, Helen is treated as an unpaid slave and desperate to escape. By 1939, now aged twenty and with Britain on the brink of war, she has never been kissed by a man. But things start looking up for Helen when she meets a tall strong seaman and falls in love. “By The Waters Of Liverpool also features flashbacks to Helen’s first two volumes of autobiography; Twopence To Cross The Mersey and Liverpool Miss, so newcomers to Helen’s story will get a complete picture of her life”. Rob Fennah ~ Playwright and friend of Helen Forrester. Adapted by Rob Fennah, directed by Gareth Tudor Price. Fully authorised by the Helen Forrester estate.

Henning Wehn

Friday, 03 April 2020 - 20:00
Comedy, Southport Theatre
You couldn’t make it up; surely the German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn hasn’t bosched out yet another new show? And what’s he still doing here anyway? Well, his lack of transferable skills is what keeps him here and his belief that practice makes perfect is what keeps him going. This show is a much needed call to arms. Listen, everyone: stop pondering and hand-wringing. Instead get on your bike and put your face to the grindstone!

Chris Connor - The World Famous Elvis Show

Saturday, 23 May 2020 - 19:30
Music, Southport Theatre
Chris Connor along with his 12 piece live band 'The Steels' & backing vocals by 'The Sweet Harmonies' brings you a magnificent 2 hour theatre production, recreating 2 popular Elvis Presley concerts. Endorsed by The Telegraph - 'The best Elvis tribute show in the world'.