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Here Come The Girls

31 March 2019 - 19:30
Theatre, Southport Theatre
An all new show Here Come The Girls brings an exciting mix of individual performances and group numbers with their supporting dance partners. The show will have a mix of Ballroom and Latin routines and has been choreographed by Patrick Helm, this show promises to be a fresh and innovative with amazing routines to dazzle and wow you. Patrick will also perform on the show with Dianne! Dianne Buswell and Amy Dowden have established themselves on the hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing and Chloe Hewitt also joins the cast of pro girls to make it the first Girls tour.

The Life I Lead starring Miles Jupp

06 April 2019 - 19:30
Theatre, Floral Hall
David Tomlinson is best remembered for playing Mr Banks in Disney's Mary Poppins and was renowned for playing the classic English gent, forthright, proper, a loveable fool. The Life I Lead sees Miles Jupp, one of Britain's leading stand-up comedians & revered actors bring David Tomlinson's remarkable story to life, with a richly comic & moving tale of fathers & sons across the generations.

Thriller Live

20 April 2019 - 20:00
Music, Southport Theatre
Experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco in a show that pays homage Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion in a show that you will never forget. Expect your favourite songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and band, including: I Want You Back, ABC, Can You Feel It, Off the Wall, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, Bad, Rock With You, They Don’t Care About Us, Dangerous, Heal the World, and Thriller plus many more!

Peter Pan - Easter Panto

27 April 2019 - 14:00, 18:00
Family, Southport Theatre
Starring comedy legend Bobby Davro as Smee CBBC’s Tracy Beaker Dani Harmer as Wendy Disney Art Attack’s Lloyd Warbey as Peter Pan Let your dreams take flight at Southport Theatre this Easter. Join the boy who never grows up… Peter Pan and take part in his adventures with Wendy as they fly off to Neverland and meet some fantastical characters along the way; Tinker Bell, the Lost Children, Tiger Lily, Nana the dog, Pirates, Smee and of course Captain Hook.

Daniel O' Donnell

05 May 2019 - 16:00
Music, Southport Theatre
It’s no surprise that as one of the best loved artistes of our time, both at home and abroad Daniel O’Donnell is back touring again with a revamped band. Daniel’s concert shows around the world sell out on a regular basis. Daniel completed a very successful tour of the UK and also as short tour of the East coast in the USA. On both tours, his fans were blown away by his new show. Such is Daniel’s popularity that fans came from as far away as the USA and Australia to see him in his ‘Welcome Back’ concerts! There is no doubt but that Daniel intends to continue touring around the globe with his unique, life affirming shows of music, song and laughter, for a long time to come!

Soul II Soul

10 May 2019 - 20:00
Music, Southport Theatre
Iconic British band Soul II Soul will embark on a UK tour to mark of the 30 years of their hugely influential success, and paying tribute to their legendary debut album, Club Classics Vol 1.

Southport Festival Comedy Special

10 May 2019 - 20:00
Comedy, Southport Theatre
Southport Festival Comedy Special Featuring Tom Wrigglesworth and Troy Hawke with MC Brendan Riley. This show brings together the finest award winning comedians in one fantastic night of comedy Tom Wrigglesworth Comedy Store Live (Comedy Central), Writer and Star of self-titled Tom Wrigglesworth’s Hang- Ups (BBC Radio 4) and Edinburgh Comedy award nominee . "Comedy is rarely this elegant” – Time Out Troy Hawke erudite homeschooled 1930's throwback and alter ego of award-winning character comedian Milo McCabe. As seen on Blue Go Mad in Ibiza (ITV2), Live at the Electric (BBC Three) and Benidorm (ITV1). Twice nominated Amused Moose Best Edinburgh show award, Winner Perth Weekly Comedy Award 2019, listed GQ's Top Ten comedy shows of the Edinburgh Fringe. “mad comic genius” – The Scotsman Hosted by Brendan Riley, “A born compere” – The Guardian This event is in the Lakeside Suite at the venue, please use the Promenade Entrance from 7pm. Part of The Southport Festival 10-12 May for Information www.southportfestival.com

Horrible Histories Live on Stage - Barmy Britain

11 May 2019 - 14:30, 17:00
Family, Southport Theatre
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a brand new West End show that has never toured before - featuring all new scenes! Would you be shaken or stirred by Richard III? Mount a mutiny against King Henry VIII! See Mary Tudor knock the spots off Mary Queen of Scots! Will Queen Elizabeth I endure her terrible teeth? Would you be hanged by King James I for being a witch? Peep into the world of Samuel Pepys and help Georgian detectives find the headless man! Take a trip into the night with the night soil men and discover how to survive the first ever train ride! It's the history of Britain with the nasty bits left in!

Heather Small

11 May 2019 - 20:00
Music, Floral Hall
A very special evening with Heather Small. As Part of M People, Heather had hits such as Moving On Up, One Night In Heaven and Search For The Hero and albums like Elegant Slumming, Bizarre Fruit and Fresco achieving massive worldwide success. Heather became one of the seminal British voices of the 1990s, with the band winning the Best British Dance Act Award at the Brits in 1994 and 1995, as well as the Mercury Music Prize for Elegant Slumming. Heather has since had great successes with two solo albums – the title track of her Proud album has gone on to become the soundtrack to a whole host of very special events including London's successful 2012 Olympic bid, the 60th anniversary of VE Day in Trafalgar Square, the launch of Queen Mary 2, the Tsunami Relief Concert, England's victory at the Rugby World Cup celebrations, and the official ceremony marking the handover of the Olympic Games from Beijing to London.

Elkie Brooks : Live

12 May 2019 - 19:30
Music, Floral Hall
Elkie Brooks is one of the most successful singers the UK has ever produced. Since her career began in the early 1960s as a support act to The Beatles, she has won over a legion of fans worldwide. Referred to as 'the Queen of British Blues', she has had over a dozen UK hit singles and was officially recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the most successful British female artist to release the most number of albums. Adele still has a long way to go to beat Elkie's thirteen top 75 albums!

NABBA NW 2019 - Judging only

18 May 2019 - 11:00
Private Event, Southport Theatre
NABBA North West Finals 2019 Pre-Judging and Judging in the Theatre will be 11am - 5.30pm. Evening Show in the Theatre will be 6.30pm - 10pm (approx.).

NABBA NW 2019 - Show only

18 May 2019 - 18:30
Private Event, Southport Theatre
NABBA North West Finals 2019 Pre-Judging and Judging in the Theatre will be 11am - 5.30pm. Evening Show in the Theatre will be 6.30pm - 10pm (approx.).

The Summer of Love

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

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.

One Night of Elvis - Lee Memphis King

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

30 June 2019 - 15:00
Theatre, Southport Theatre
Strictly Come Dancing favourites, Ian Waite and Vincent Simone, are joining forces in 2019 with 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 night will be packed with dances, songs and loads of banter! Expect dances like 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

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, will return to the delight his legions of admirers with the new album These Days on 7 September. 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

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!

Rhythm of The Dance 20th Anniversary tour

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

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

09 August - 11 August
Family, Southport Theatre
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

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

13 August - 17 August
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

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

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

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.

James Acaster COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999

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

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.'

Jim Davidson - The People Fight Back

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

Stewart Francis

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

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.

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

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

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

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

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!

The Sensational 60s Experience

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.

Helen Forrester’s By The Waters Of Liverpool

27 March - 28 March
Theatre, Southport Theatre
Pulse Records Ltd in association with Bill Elms presents Helen Forrester's By The Waters of Liverpool Starring Eric Potts, Mark Moraghan and Maria Lovelady. 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.

Chris Connor - The World Famous Elvis Show

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'.