The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

 

Morecambe image
Thursday 24 April
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

A brand new production of Tim Whitnall's Olivier Award-winning play starring the Olivier-nominated Bob Golding as comedy icon, Eric Morecambe.

Directed by Paul Hendy, the show is a moving, often hilarious tale about one of Britain's best-loved entertainers: ...

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Jethro: The Legend at Large Tour 2014 image
Friday 25 April
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Cornish comedy legend Jethro is back, as large as life, and on tour in 2014 with his very own unique brand of irresistible West Country tales for a fun-filled night of adult comedy.

Jethro promises more tear-jerking, farcical stories fea...

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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain image
Saturday 26 April - Sunday 27 April
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Now with more songs, more tunes, and with yet more added bonus ukuleles, including the tiny sopranino, the contrabass, and the fuzz-distorted, portable "non-mains-electricity" Judas Ukulele! Fr...

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Tuesday 29 April
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Choirs from across the area and region join together for an evening of fantastic music and enchanting songs.

The show will feature performances from the award-winning Bridgwater Show Choir, Bridgwater Youth and College Choir, our very own community choir - The Octagon Choir, Castaway...

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Doug Allan: In the Company of Giants image
Wednesday 30 April
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

"My passion lies with the big animals" - that's how multi-award winning cameraman Doug Allan (Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Ocean Giants, Wild Cameramen at Work) introduces his new show, In the Company of ...

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Othello image
Thursday 1 May
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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Sing-a-Long-a Grease image
Friday 2 May
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Produced by Singalonga Productions Ltd in Association with Park Circus.

The brand new sing along screening of the classic film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John brought to you by the producers of Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music.

Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a ...

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Joe McElderry image
Saturday 3 May
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

For fans of Joe McElderry and The X Factor this is one night not to be missed!

Joe rose to fame when he won the sixth series of the ITV show The X Factor in 2009. Joe's first single 'The Climb' reached number one in the UK and I...

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Suggs: My Life Story, in words and music image
Sunday 4 May
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

I've just turned 50, the kids have left home, and my cat just died.

In Suggs: My Life Story, the Madness frontman takes to the stage in a hilarious, yet moving, one man tour de force playing to rave reviews.

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Phoenix Dance Theatre image
Wednesday 7 May
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Works by Ivgi & Greben, Darshan Singh Bhuller and Didy Veldman.

Phoenix Dance Theatre visit The Octagon Theatre for the first time with a diverse bill that features two new works and one classic from the company's archive.

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Save The Last Dance image
Friday 9 May - Saturday 10 May
7.30pm Nightly 2pm Saturday Matinee - Main Auditorium

Presented by Motiv8 Productions. 

Save The Last Dance is a show full of singing, dancing and skating, with fantastic costumes and routines!

With music from Shrek The Musical, Ghost The ...

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Brian Conley image
Sunday 11 May
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

The multi-talented and irrepressible Brian Conley returns to the stage in this all-new touring show.  Showcasing his many talents, there'll be singing, laughs, and much much more in this latest variety show from one of Britain's most loved performers.

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Joe Brown image
Tuesday 13 May
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Premier rock 'n' roll legend Joe Brown goes from strength to strength as his contemporary achievements continue to gather momentum.

Joe has continued to break box office records and recently received MOJO magazine's coveted Outstanding Contribution To Music Award...

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An Evening with Stars from Strictly Come Dancing: Pasha & Katya image
Wednesday 14 May
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

The BBC's Strictly Come Dancing returned to our screens in earnest on Friday September 27th and all the signs indicate that it will achieve new heights and that is something that this spectacular new live theatre show featuring two stars from the hit show PASHA KOVALEV & K...

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Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro image
Thursday 15 May
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Presented by Swansea City Opera.

Beautifully staged in English with elegant 18th century costumes, and performed by some of the finest singers and orchestral players in the country, The Marriage of Figaro 

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The YCAA Presents: Katherine Crouch image
Thursday 15 May
7.30pm - Johnson Studio

BBC Gardiner of the Decade.

Katherine knows all about colour in the garden. A brilliant opportunity to meet this exceptional garden designer.

We welcome our regulars and all new-come...

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Hot Flush! image
Friday 16 May
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Starring Lesley Joseph.

After five sell out UK tours, Hot Flush! returns...

The Naughtiest Musical In Town!

Share in the friendships, the secrets, the laughs, the tears and the ups and downs of four ordinary women - and one m...

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Broadway and Beyond image
Saturday 17 May
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Broadway and Beyond is a thrilling and entertaining mix of music and wit from the most popular musicals of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The performance is an uplifting celebration presented in an engaging and entertaining package by on...

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Spiers and Boden image
Monday 19 May
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

The Founders of Bellowhead
Twice winners of the BBC Folk Award for Best Duo

 Following on from an incredibly successful tenth anniversary tour including a special birthday party bash at Shepherds Bush Empire, the top traditional musi...

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Sally Morgan image
Thursday 22 May
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Britain's best-loved psychic Sally Morgan returns to the Octagon by popular demand in 2014.

Sally Morgan is an ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift; she believes can deliver messages from beyond the grave. Since a young girl Sally has experienced paranormal experiences, sighting her ...

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The Gruffalo image
Friday 23 May - Saturday 24 May
1.30pm Friday, 11am and 2pm Saturday and Sunday - Main Auditorium

A Tall Stories production proudly presented by KW & NB Ltd

Hit monster family show, direct from a West End season!

Don't miss Tall Stories' hit musical stage adaptation of the award winning picture book, <...

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Buddy Holly and the Cricketers image
Thursday 29 May
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

21st Birthday Party!

This breath-taking show has rock 'n' rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok, Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles.

It stars some of the finest a...

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The Johnny Cash Roadshow image
Friday 30 May
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Welcome back The Johnny Cash Roadshow, a show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener. Also the only show to be endorsed by the Cash family! This year prepare for a musical adventure unrivalled by any other that truly celebrates the career of a ...

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Bugle Boy image
Saturday 31 May
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

What happened to Glenn Miller remains as much a mystery today as when the iconic American band-leader first went missing at the end of World War II. It ranks alongside other unsolved mysteries such as who really was William Shakespeare and what really happened to Lord Lucan?

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Worbey and Farrell: Deviations on a Piano image
Friday 6 June
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Worbey and Farrell are internationally acclaimed concert pianists with a wicked sense of humour. Combining musical thrills with a deep love of laughter, they have played with the world's leading symphony orchestras, achieved a million hits on YouTube, and entertained aud...

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SHINE 2014 image
Saturday 7 June
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

The Octagon Academy is the place to sing, dance and act for fun and enjoyment and SHINE is our annual showcase. Our range of drama and dance classes have grown in popularity along with our choir who will perform for you this eve...

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Grumpy Old Women Live image
Sunday 8 June
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Return of The Grumpy Old Women - Fifty Shades Of Beige

By popular demand the Grumpies are back to knock some sense into the nation. Perrier Award-winning comedian, writer and original star of Grumpy Old Women Jenny Eclai...

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The Blues Band image
Wednesday 11 June
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Paul Jones
Dave Kelly
Rob Townsend
Gary Fletcher
Tom McGuinness

If music matures like fine wine, 1979 was a vintage year. That's when Paul Jones and Tom M...

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Let's Hang On image
Thursday 12 June
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

The music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

The award-winning productionLet's Hang On takes you on a musical journey through the prolific career of one of the most successful bands of all time - Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

F...

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Carnaby Street: The Concert image
Friday 13 June
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Following two fabulous tours of the UK, Carnaby Street The Musical has assembled some of its incredible cast members to perform the great songs from the 60's in full costume for One Night in the Marquee, the famous 60's club, birthplace of The Who, Manfred Mann, The Moody Blues ...

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Dance, Dance, Dance image
Saturday 14 June
2pm & 7pm - Main Auditorium

A variety dance, music and singing spectacular featuring a host of extremely talented, local children, teenagers and adults. There will be performances by students from The Helen Laxton School of Dance, Somerset Youth Dance, The Somerset School of Performing Arts, The Stage Dance Academy, Th...

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Abbamania image
Sunday 15 June
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life.

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ABBA.

ABBA are one of the most popular groups in the world today, from Dancing Queen to Waterloo their record breaking ...

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DramaFest image
Tuesday 24 June
7pm - Main Auditorium

As part of InspirED Somerset Take Art is working with schools in Somerset to present an eclectic mix of drama to bring you a platform of imagination and creativity!

DramaFest welcomes middle and secondary schools as they perform in a pro...

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Jazz Dance Company: Circus of Dreams image
Wednesday 25 June
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

London Studio Centre's Jazz Dance Company presents Circus of Dreams.

Be transported into a mysterious and dazzling evening of dance athleticism and an uplifting theatrical experience. This young and exciting company conj...

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The Bon Jovi Experience image
Thursday 26 June
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Bon Jovi, the greatest stadium rock band of all time, is now re-created in theatres by the sensational Bon Jovi Experience. Lead singer Tony Pearce takes on the noteworthy task of emulating the legendary namesake of the band Jon Bon Jovi

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The Dreamboys: Fit and Famous 2014 UK Tour image
Friday 27 June
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

After a massive sold out 2013 UK Tour, The Dreamboys are back with a brand new show and UK Tour for 2014.

The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK's top male glamour show. W...

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That'll Be The Day image
Saturday 28 June
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

2014 Tour!

By huge demand the nation's favourite rock 'n' roll variety show That'll Be The Day returns this summer with another chance to catch its massively popular 2014 production!

This legendary rock 'n' roll spectacular features a fan...

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Lee Mead image
Sunday 29 June
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

We are delighted to announce that West End star Lee Mead will be performing at The Octagon Theatre on Sunday 29th June 2014.

Lee is best known for winning the TV programme Any Dream Will Do and catapulting to stardom in 'J...

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Cara Dillon image
Wednesday 2 July
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Cara Dillon has one of those rare talents you only come across a handful times in your whole life. Her staggeringly beautiful voice has the ability to reach inside the soul of a song and imbue material with not only profound sweetness but also poignancy and depth.

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Nigel Kennedy: BACH Plus image
Friday 4 July
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

World acclaimed concert series.

World-famous violinist, Nigel Kennedy, presents a typically maverick musical programme celebrating the music of Bach as well as other brilliant composers that have influenced Kennedy.

T...

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Razzamataz: Razz TV image
Saturday 5 July
7pm - Main Auditorium

Students from both Razzamataz Yeovil  and Razzamataz Street join together to bring you an un-missable night's viewing on Razz TV.

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Dance Infinity 2014 image
Sunday 6 July
1pm & 6pm - Main Auditorium

Presented by The Dance Factory, Yeovil.

An action packed show featuring talented, young, local dancers who represent The Dance Factory based in Yeovil. The show will bring you a variety of dance styles from hip hop a...

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Big Dance Urban Jam: Main Event image
Sunday 13 July
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Presented by The Octagon Theatre and Take Art.

Big Dance Urban Jam 2014's main event will be an evening performance featuring Twist and Pulse (Britain's Got Talent runners up 2010), Joseph...

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Hairspray image
Tuesday 15 July - Saturday 19 July
7.30pm Nightly 3.30pm Saturday Matinee - Main Auditorium

Presented by Yeovil Musical Theatre Company.

Book by
Mark O'Donnell
Thomas Meehan

Music by
Marc Shaiman

Lyrics by

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The Octagon Theatre Company: Found image
Monday 28 July - Friday 1 August
10am - 4pm Daily - Main Auditorium

FOUND - a summer school with imagination...

A week-long devising and performance course for those with a flair for performance with a difference. We'll be focusing on how to stimulate your ideas, exploring and experimenting with them to create a site specific group perfor...

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Monday 4 August - Friday 8 August
10am - 4pm Daily - Main Auditorium

Working with our professional directors you'll develop your skills in singing, dancing and acting as you grow in confidence ready to perform on The Octagon stage. All the biggest and best musicals will feature in our super new show created especially for this project.

Performance:...

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Senior Summer School image
Monday 11 August - Friday 15 August
10am - 4pm Daily - Main Auditorium

Following the success and popularity of last year's musical celebration we will once again be giving everyone a chance to shine with our Senior Summer School Project. You'll be performing songs and scenes from the world's greatest musicals in an uplifting show.

Performance: Friday...

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The Octagon Theatre Company: The Great Outdoors image
Monday 18 August - Friday 22 August
10am - 4pm Daily - Main Auditorium

THE GREAT OUTDOORS - the ideal place to flex your creativity and most importantly, have some fun!

A fascinating dramatic forage into what's 'outside'...

Using drama games as a starting point and outdoor spaces as our stage - we're in for ...

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Jasper Carrott - Stand Up and Rock image
Saturday 13 September
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Jasper Carrott
Bev Bevan
Trevor Burton (The Move)
Geoff Turton (Rockin Berries)
Joy Strachan-Brain (Quill)
plus The Bev Bevan Band

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Kerry Ellis image
Thursday 2 October
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Live: Direct from the London Palladium.

Join the star of the West End and Broadway for a night of music including all the hits from the biggest West End and Musical shows ever!

The award winning Kerry Ellis quickly established herself as a rising star ...

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Joan Armatrading image
Friday 3 October
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Over her 42 years of touring Joan Armatrading has never done a solo world tour.

For her last Major tour she has decided this is the perfect time to perform her first ever full scale solo concerts. Her performances will include songs that span her entire career ...

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Omid Djalili: Iranalamadingdong image
Sunday 12 October
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

He's back on tour with a new show, following a sell-out four week West-End residency and a sold-out season at the Edinburgh Festival.

A firm favourite with his legendary performances, Omid's stand-up awards include: Time Out Award and EMMA Award

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Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point* (*The PowerPoint) image
Tuesday 14 October
8pm - Main Auditorium

The wonderfully innovative comedy mind behindModern Life Is Goodish(Dave TV),Are You Dave Gorman?andGooglewhack Adventureis back with a brand new live show that promises more of his unique blend of stand-up comedy and visual story-telling asDave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point*... (*The PowerPo...

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The Sleeping Beauty image
Wednesday 15 October
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Tchaikovsky's sumptuous music fills the air and wondrous characters come to life before your very eyes.

Fairytale characters abound alongside a King, a Queen, Good and Evil Fairies, Fairies of Gold, Silver, Diamonds and Sapphire plus the inevitable handsome Prince.

Princess Aurora...

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Alan Davies: Little Victories image
Sunday 19 October
8pm - Main Auditorium

Following the sell-out success of his long-awaited return to stand up, Alan Davies returns with his highly anticipated follow up show, Little Victories.

Much lauded as resident dunderhead on QI or the charming but reticent crime...

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Richard Alston Dance Company image
Wednesday 22 October
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Following the success of its performances at the Barbican for the centenary of Benjamin Britten celebrations, Richard Alston Dance Company returns to The Octagon Theatre.

'If you were going to ask any choreographer to mark the Britten centenary, Richard Alsto...

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Hal Cruttenden: The Tough Luvvie Tour image
Sunday 2 November
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Chortle Award Nominee, Perrier Award Nominee.

Following stand out performances on Live At The Apollo (BBC1), Have I Got News For You (BBC1), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1) and Mock The Week (...

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Al Murray The Pub Landlord: One Man, One Guvnor image
Thursday 6 November
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Twenty years ago Britain's favourite publican Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, embarked on his one man mission as the King Cnut of Common Sense, holding back a tide of bottled beer and ninny state nonsense.   

To celebrate this milestone join this icon on his new to...

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Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model image
Friday 7 November
8pm - Main Auditorium

A dude who is fast becoming a recognisable face on British TV with appearances on BBC 1's Live At The Apollo  and Let's Dance for Comic Relief, BBC 2's Mock The Week, QI and Nevermind The Buzzcocks, C4's 8 Out of 10 Cats and more,

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The Nutcracker image
Sunday 23 November
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Presented by The Russian State Ballet and Opera House

Large Live Orchestra

After last year's sold-out premier of The Nutcracker with live orchestra, The Russian State Ballet and Opera House are back to perform this b...

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Show of Hands image
Thursday 27 November
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

With Miranda Sykes.

The Autumn 2014 Concert Tour.

If you haven't heard of Show of Hands by now, where have you been?!

Celebrating a remarkable 22 year partnership, Knightley and Beer have sold out the Royal Albert Hall four times and are...

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Jack and the Beanstalk image
Friday 5 December - Sunday 4 January
Various Times - Main Auditorium

Don't miss this GIANT of a pantomime!

Our Christmas season for 2014/15 will climb to heights as we bring you the magical tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. The Octagon Theatre and Evolution Productions will present yet another wonderful pant...

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Psychic Sally On The Road 2015 image
Friday 24 April
7.30pm - Main Auditorium

Britain's best-loved psychic Sally Morgan returns to the Octagon by popular demand in 2015.

Sally Morgan is an ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift; she believes can deliver messages from beyond the grave. Since a young girl Sally has experienced paranormal experiences, sighting her ...

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Stewart Francis: Pun Gent image
Thursday 14 May
8pm - Main Auditorium

Proudly presented by Live Nation in association with MHA.

The star of Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and Live At The Apollo, embarks on a brand new stand up tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show!

"A brilliant comic brain... this stan...

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