Lancaster Grand

Shows for November 2017

Hypnotist - Andrew Newton

Wednesday 1st November at 7:30pm

“If you think it’s all about getting people to run round like chickens, think again! Newton offers fascinating insights into the mind, punctuated by spells of side-splitting laughter… Andrew Newton has a love of the absurd – his mischievous performance makes this a show not to be missed."

Sydney Morning Herald, May 2016

Please note the early bird tickets up to the end of September can only be booked through the box office.

Tickets: £14/£9/ Family £35/ Child £5 / Book before Oct 1st Full price ticket £12

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Alexander O'Neal

Thursday 2nd November at 7:30pm

Alexander O’Neal is of course a soul legend.

Reputedly the best pure singer to come from the '80s soul era' releasing a 'string of memorable hits' that are STILL broadcast as 'radio requests' and played at literally thousands of events around the world including: 'Fake' – 'Criticize' - 'If you were here tonight' - 'Saturday love' - 'Never knew love like this' - 'Sunshine' - 'Secret Lovers' + many more.

His album 'Hearsay' sold nearly a million copies in the UK alone, and to this day he still holds the record as the only performer to 'sell out' for SIX consecutive nights at Londons Wembley Arena. This soul man STILL has an undying passion to perform...and his 'live shows' reflect that.

Tickets: £33

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Fast Love - A Tribute to George Michael

Friday 3rd November at 7:30pm

Get ready for an unforgettable evening with a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the all new production for 2017 – Fast Love: A Tribute to George Michael.

The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems. From Wham! classics of the ‘new pop’ revival to the chart topping success of the eighties album Faith. All the awesome tunes of the nineties & noughties including the irresistible Flawless.

This is a spellbinding experience you don’t want to miss. You’ll be getting up (to get down) to all your favourite songs: Careless Whisper, Freedom, Faith, Father Figure, One More Try, Outside, Jesus To A Child, I Want Your Sex, Kissing A Fool, and many more.

Relive the passion, the flare, and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible concert sensation. As the great man said: you gotta have faith… So book your tickets now!

Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael touring Autumn 2017.

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Tickets: £20/£19

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Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Tuesday 7th November at 7pm

 

Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at The Grand Theatre.

Join us on the 7th November for a series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by your schools.

Whether you are a parent, friend or another local school, we invite you to an exhilarating evening of theatre where you will see Shakespeare’s stories brought to life like never before.

“Every child in every school ought to have the chance to experience this magical process. To bring the enchantment of Shakespeare to thousands of children – there’s no more magical process in the whole of education. Long live the Shakespeare Schools Festival!”

Philip Pullman, Author and SSF Patron

 

SSF is a cultural education charity, transforming lives through the unique power of Shakespeare. In the celebratory finale of their Festival journey, 30,000 young people from primary, secondary and special schools nationwide will unite on their local professional stage in thrilling performance evenings. It promises to be the most exciting Festival yet!

 

Tickets: £9.50/£7 groups £6.50

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Angelos & Barry - The New Power Generation

Wednesday 8th November at 8pm

Are you lost? Is your soul knackered? Are you disillusioned with the current state of things? If you answered yes to one of these then why not come along to see Angelos and Barry in The New Power Generation?

They will identify your weaknesses, expose them in front of everyone and then cure you 100% from whatever rubbish you might have. Like therapists and Gods rolled into one. Nothing is too much for them. They will show you how they did it, and then will show you what to do! Throw away your self-help books and join The New Power Generation for a guaranteed life transformation*.

*Life transformations do occur regularly, but if it doesn’t work for you, it’s got nothing to do with them, it’s very much your fault.

No refunds.

“Comedy pals’ barmy banter is a puerile delight.” The Guardian

 Skinner (Angelos) and Alex Lowe (Barry) leave their dignity at the door…  A ramshackle hour of quirky laughs.”  Evening Standard

 "They're an extension of a rich comic tradition, offering a generous handful of hilarious moments in this show." Chortle

Age recommendation 16+

Tickets: £15

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Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

Thursday 9th November at 7:30pm

Experience the power of thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums, mysterious masked choreography, synchronisation timed to perfection, post-apocalyptic martial imagery & infectious humour - all in a spellbinding display of sheer energy.

As the most successful touring taiko drum group on this continent, Mugenkyo create a contemporary look & sound, fusing the traditional spirit of taiko with a modern stage performance that has captivated audiences everywhere…

“Like watching Mad Max, Kill Bill, Kodo, Stomp & Keith Moon, all rolled into one big barnstorming display…. Hold on to your seats!”

" ***** Just when you think it could not get any more powerful, it doubles in intensity. This show is not one to be missed."

Edinburgh Evening News

“An invigorating, life-enriching experience… you’ll be poorer if you miss it.”

The Stage

www.taiko.co.uk

£20/£18
Under 18s £12 

Tickets: £20/£18

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The Nutcracker - an eternal seasonal favourite

presented by the Russian State Ballet

Friday 10th November at 7pm

Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky

Russian National Ballet is coming to the UK for the very first time to delight you with beautiful new production of Nutcracker Ballet.

A nutcracker who may just be a handsome prince in disguise – prepare to enter a magical new world.

 The Christmas story is based on "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" written by E.T.A. Hoffmann. It tells the story of Marie, a rather sad little girl, whose godfather Drosselmeier gives her a Nutcracker doll as a present on Christmas Eve which turns into a prince and the magic starts…

This is the ultimate and beautiful fairy-tale where goodness and beauty triumph.

Set designer Lubov Sidelnikova says - ‘The Nutcracker - a delightful and kind fairy tale with a gemstone of Tchaikovsky's music. Therefore, I wanted to embed the set design of the Ballet as perfect dream of a flawless world where everyone is happy, and good always triumphs over evil. People are always trying to beautify their life and through beauty we try to create harmony and joy. In the set design of The Nutcracker I tried to create a sense of lightness and convey a celebration mood.’

Wonderful treat full of glitter for the whole family!

For more information, please go to www.russian-national-ballet.com

Tickets: £20/£18 conc child £12

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Jason Byrne - the Man With Three Brains

Saturday 11th November at 8pm

‘The Man With Three Brains’ is a brand new show from the highly acclaimed and extremely funny, Jason Byrne.

Jason has three brains which kick into action when he hits the stage. His left brain scans the audience and room, looking for improv moments. His right brain collates stand-up material and stunts, poised to dish out the funnies at speed. His centre brain is Jason’s coach, pushing him to the limit.

The fastest thinking comic around will not only trip himself up, but probably you too.

It’s been a busy few years for Byrne.  In addition to his extensive touring worldwide, his Radio 2 show was awarded the UK radio industry’s prestigious Sony Radio Gold Award.  As well as fronting a brand new studio based comedy chat show Jason Byrne's Snaptastic Show for TV3 in Ireland, he is co-host of Sky’s hugely popular new entertainment programme Wild Things on Sky1.

Also seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC1), The Royal Variety Show (ITV1), The John Bishop Show (BBC1), and Father Figure (BBC1) of which he is creator and star.

 

“Unmissable”

Evening Standard

“Watching a new Jason Byrne show is a bit like witnessing lightning in a botttle” –

Edinburgh Evening News

 “Byrne is consistently brilliant” –

The Metro

 “The outright king of live comedy”

 Times

 

www.jasonbyrne.ie                

Twitter: @theJasonByrne

Tickets: £19.50

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Lancaster Red Rose AODS presents Annie Warbucks

Tuesday 14th November to Saturday 18th November at 7:15pm

Lancaster Red Rose AODS is delighted to bring you its 2017 production of Annie Warbucks, with performances nightly at 7.15 p.m. between Tuesday 14th and Saturday 18th November 2017, together with a Saturday matinee at 2.15 p.m.

All the ingredients that made Annie so successful are here once again, with an old-fashioned romance thrown in for good measure in Annie Warbucks! Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin return with all new laughs, romance, and unforgettable songs.

The action picks up right where Annie leaves off, when Child Welfare Commissioner Harriet Doyle arrives on the scene to inform Daddy Warbucks he must marry in sixty days so the newly adopted Annie can have a proper mother. In the end, Daddy Warbucks’ whirlwind search for a fitting bride uncovers not only a plot by Doyle and her daughter to strip him of his fortune, but also his true feelings for Grace Farrell.

Book by THOMAS MEEHAN Music by CHARLES STROUSE Lyrics by MARTIN CHARNIN

Original Production Directed by Martin Charnin

Originally Produced Off-Broadway in New York by Ben Sprecher, William P. Miller and Dennis Grimaldi

By Special Arrangement with Karen Walter Goodwin

Based on LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE by permission of Tribune Content Agency, LLC

Produced in Workshop by Goodspeed Opera House, Michael P. Price, Exec Prod,

Produced at The Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre by Kary Walker, Exec Prod,

Developed in cooperation with members of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre

An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)

All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe – www.MTIShows.co.uk

Tickets: £14/£11

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Annie Warbucks

presented by Lancaster Red Rose AODS

Tuesday 14th November to Saturday 18th November at 7:15am

Tickets: £14/ £11 under 16

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PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT POST OUT TICKETS

Tickets can be collected from the box office in advance or half an hour before the show.