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Fresh from their renaissance and rightful reappraisal, Simple Minds will be releasing Big Music, their first album of new material in five years in November. They will also be embarking on a major multiple date UK tour in 2015."As Bobby Gillespie, James Dean Bradfield and The Horrors’ Rhys Webb recently confided to Mojo, the cool kids kind of dug them all along." Mojo Magazine"Simple Minds are suddenly alive and kicking again." The Guardian"Included in 100 Most Influential Bands." NME, August 2014
Simple Minds- DOORS 7PM
Fresh from their renaissance and rightful reappraisal, Simple Minds will be releasing Big Music, their first album of new material in five years in November. They will also be embarking on a major multiple date UK tour in 2015.

"As Bobby Gillespie, James Dean Bradfield and The Horrors’ Rhys Webb recently confided to Mojo, the cool kids kind of dug them all along." Mojo Magazine

"Simple Minds are suddenly alive and kicking again." The Guardian

"Included in 100 Most Influential Bands." NME, August 2014
31/03/2015 20:00
Set against the backdrop of Ireland, England and America in the 19th century, Essence of Ireland tells the story of love, joy, happiness and heartache endured by Coro McGowen and Sean Dempsey as they are separated by emigration from each other and their beloved Ireland.Based on true events, Essence of Ireland is a heart breaking yet heart-warming story brought to life and set against the music and dance of Ireland, the USA and Spain. With Irish classics such as Galway Girl, Emigrant Eyes, Tell Me Ma, Irish Rover along with original scores, Essence of Ireland is the most complete Irish show in the world today.Experience the heart, soul and spirit of the Emerald Isle!"Every day is St Patrick's Day when these guys are in town." BBC
Essence of Ireland
Set against the backdrop of Ireland, England and America in the 19th century, Essence of Ireland tells the story of love, joy, happiness and heartache endured by Coro McGowen and Sean Dempsey as they are separated by emigration from each other and their beloved Ireland.

Based on true events, Essence of Ireland is a heart breaking yet heart-warming story brought to life and set against the music and dance of Ireland, the USA and Spain. With Irish classics such as Galway Girl, Emigrant Eyes, Tell Me Ma, Irish Rover along with original scores, Essence of Ireland is the most complete Irish show in the world today.

Experience the heart, soul and spirit of the Emerald Isle!

"Every day is St Patrick's Day when these guys are in town." BBC
02/04/2015 19:30
The United Kingdom Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation presents the UK National Championships. A qualifying event for the IBFF European and World Championships. This will be a drug tested event.
UKBFF National Bodybuilding Championships

The United Kingdom Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation presents the UK National Championships. A qualifying event for the IBFF European and World Championships.

This will be a drug tested event.

12/04/2015 13:00
No support act is needed as The Hollies perform their classics The Air That I Breathe, Carrie Anne, Bus Stop, Just One Look, Stop Stop Stop, On a Carousel, Long Cool Woman, In a Black Dress’, He Ain’t  Heavy, He’s My Brother, and many more hits in a brilliant two hour plus Hollies celebration.
The Hollies
No support act is needed as The Hollies perform their classics The Air That I Breathe, Carrie Anne, Bus Stop, Just One Look, Stop Stop Stop, On a Carousel, Long Cool Woman, In a Black Dress’, He Ain’t  Heavy, He’s My Brother, and many more hits in a brilliant two hour plus Hollies celebration.
16/04/2015 19:30
Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford – guitar – joins forces with a new generation Mike and The Mechanics which includes one of the UK’s most prolific R&B singers, Andrew Roachford – lead and backing vocals – whose previous hits include Cuddly Toy and Family Man and Canadian-born singer, Tim Howar – lead and backing vocals – who formed and toured with his band Vantramp, with the likes of Rod Stewart and Paulo Nutini. Tim shares vocal duties with Roachford and they both add a new soulful dimension to the band’s already established sound. The Hits Tour 2015 will include their massive 80s hit single The Living Years which became a No. 1 hit in the US. The single then went onto become a global success. Their other classic hits will include; Silent Running; All I Need Is A Miracle; Word Of Mouth, Another Cup of Coffee and the unforgettable Over My Shoulder - to name a few.Support comes from James Walsh. www.jameswalshmusic.com   
Mike and The Mechanics
Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford – guitar – joins forces with a new generation Mike and The Mechanics which includes one of the UK’s most prolific R&B singers, Andrew Roachford – lead and backing vocals – whose previous hits include Cuddly Toy and Family Man and Canadian-born singer, Tim Howar – lead and backing vocals – who formed and toured with his band Vantramp, with the likes of Rod Stewart and Paulo Nutini.

Tim shares vocal duties with Roachford and they both add a new soulful dimension to the band’s already established sound. The Hits Tour 2015 will include their massive 80s hit single The Living Years which became a No. 1 hit in the US. The single then went onto become a global success. Their other classic hits will include; Silent Running; All I Need Is A Miracle; Word Of Mouth, Another Cup of Coffee and the unforgettable Over My Shoulder - to name a few.

Support comes from James Walsh. www.jameswalshmusic.com 

 

 

19/04/2015 19:30
     Dara is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as host of the hugely successful Mock The Week, The Apprentice You’re Fired and Star Gazing Live. Not forgetting his most recent shows Dara O Briain: School of Hard Sums for Dave and Dara O Briain’s Science Club for BBC2. Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today. “His set is a masterclass in intelligent, no-frills stand-up.” The Guardian“If you want a comic who can hold an audience in the palm of his hand for two hours, here’s your man.” The Times“Devilishly sharp.” Metro 
Dara O Briain Live
 

 

 

  Dara is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as host of the hugely successful Mock The Week, The Apprentice You’re Fired and Star Gazing Live. Not forgetting his most recent shows Dara O Briain: School of Hard Sums for Dave and Dara O Briain’s Science Club for BBC2. Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today.

“His set is a masterclass in intelligent, no-frills stand-up.” The Guardian

“If you want a comic who can hold an audience in the palm of his hand for two hours, here’s your man.” The Times

“Devilishly sharp.” Metro

 

22/04/2015 20:00
 Dara is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as host of the hugely successful Mock The Week, The Apprentice You’re Fired and Star Gazing Live. Not forgetting his most recent shows Dara O Briain: School of Hard Sums for Dave and Dara O Briain’s Science Club for BBC2. Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today. “His set is a masterclass in intelligent, no-frills stand-up.” The Guardian“If you want a comic who can hold an audience in the palm of his hand for two hours, here’s your man.” The Times“Devilishly sharp.” Metro
Dara O Briain Live.
 Dara is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as host of the hugely successful Mock The Week, The Apprentice You’re Fired and Star Gazing Live. Not forgetting his most recent shows Dara O Briain: School of Hard Sums for Dave and Dara O Briain’s Science Club for BBC2. Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today.

“His set is a masterclass in intelligent, no-frills stand-up.” The Guardian

“If you want a comic who can hold an audience in the palm of his hand for two hours, here’s your man.” The Times

“Devilishly sharp.” Metro
23/04/2015 20:00
The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK's top male glamour show, perfect for a girls' night out with your friends. Their showcase is unquestionably the most famous male stripper act the UK has ever produced. With special guest appearances on TV shows such as The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, Celebrity Big Brother, Pineapple Dance Studios, Loose Women, This Morning and The Only Way Is Essex, The Dreamboys have earned themselves the only male strip group in history to have celebrity status.If you're looking for the very best girls' night out in the UK, then look no further then these incredible stripping hunks. An action-packed two hour show from start to finish, these boys will literally have you begging for more. This is one action-packed night of music, muscle, magic and mayhem that will leave you breathless which you simply cannot afford to miss.Book your tickets now before it's too late.  
The Dreamboys
The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK's top male glamour show, perfect for a girls' night out with your friends. Their showcase is unquestionably the most famous male stripper act the UK has ever produced.

With special guest appearances on TV shows such as The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, Celebrity Big Brother, Pineapple Dance Studios, Loose Women, This Morning and The Only Way Is Essex, The Dreamboys have earned themselves the only male strip group in history to have celebrity status.

If you're looking for the very best girls' night out in the UK, then look no further then these incredible stripping hunks. An action-packed two hour show from start to finish, these boys will literally have you begging for more. 

This is one action-packed night of music, muscle, magic and mayhem that will leave you breathless which you simply cannot afford to miss.

Book your tickets now before it's too late. 

 

24/04/2015 20:00
The masterpiece they tried to ban. Starring Vladimir Dragos as Rigoletto. Featuring a magnificent golden eagle and two regal greyhounds.Verdi’s masterpiece Rigoletto is a dramatic tale of the jester’s daughter whose heart is stolen by a charming but unreliable ruler – and how her father’s attempts to prevent the love affair lead to tragedy.  The opera was almost banned because it exposed the licentious behaviour of the powers-that-be at court.Featuring two of the most celebrated tenor arias La Donna è Mobile and Questa o Quella justly turned into classics by Caruso, Rigoletto is based on a play by Victor Hugo, who wrote Les Miserables."Glittering, well-sung, visually beautiful." Liverpool Echo"Brilliantly sung by Vladimir Dragos." The Times (Royal Albert Hall) Please note some scenes contain nudity. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. *Cast subject to change*  
Rigoletto

The masterpiece they tried to ban. Starring Vladimir Dragos as Rigoletto.
Featuring a magnificent golden eagle and two regal greyhounds.

Verdi’s masterpiece Rigoletto is a dramatic tale of the jester’s daughter whose heart is stolen by a charming but unreliable ruler – and how her father’s attempts to prevent the love affair lead to tragedy.  The opera was almost banned because it exposed the licentious behaviour of the powers-that-be at court.

Featuring two of the most celebrated tenor arias La Donna è Mobile and Questa o Quella justly turned into classics by Caruso, Rigoletto is based on a play by Victor Hugo, who wrote Les Miserables.

"Glittering, well-sung, visually beautiful." Liverpool Echo
"Brilliantly sung by Vladimir Dragos." The Times (Royal Albert Hall) 

Please note some scenes contain nudity.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles. 

*Cast subject to change* 

 

29/04/2015 19:30
26th Feb D H Lawrence Women in LoveWritten as a follow-up to his banned novel The Rainbow, Lawrence walks us through the Eastwood of his childhood and takes the heroine of the previous novel through a journey of love and marriage, while her artistic sister destroys her wealthy lover. A favourite of many, this is the novel where Lawrence best explores adult love and female expectations.26th March Tennessee Williams The Roman Spring of Mrs StoneWilliams was so impressed by Vivien Leigh's performance in his play, A Streetcar Named Desire, that he wrote this story with her in mind. Set in Rome, we follow the last months of an acclaimed actress, who has come to the end of beauty and, for her, the end of life.30th AprilThomas Hardy The WoodlandersOne of the most poignant of all Hardy's novels, it explores the fate of a girl educated out of her class and taught to want a higher social status. The tragedy of her marriage and the consequences to all around her makes this one of the most troubling of all Hardy's works.4th JuneHenry Fielding Tom JonesPublished in 1749, this is held to be one of the great comic novels in the English language. Dr Johnson considered it responsible for the earthquakes that hit London just after its publication. Come and be shocked, or laugh as the spirit moves you. 25th June Isabel Allende The House of the SpiritsThe Chilean Allende's first novel and the one which shot her to international fame. Begun as a letter to her dying grandfather the novel becomes a family saga of mesmerising power, often compared with the Colombian Marquez' A Hundred Years of Solitude. Come and enjoy a work of South American passion and beauty, enticing in its intimacy and its confirmation of the unseen worlds of everything.With complimentary strawberries and cream after the lecture 
Literature at Lunchtime 2015
26th Feb 

D H Lawrence
Women in Love

Written as a follow-up to his banned novel The Rainbow, Lawrence walks us through the Eastwood of his childhood and takes the heroine of the previous novel through a journey of love and marriage, while her artistic sister destroys her wealthy lover. A favourite of many, this is the novel where Lawrence best explores adult love and female expectations.

26th March 

Tennessee Williams
The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone

Williams was so impressed by Vivien Leigh's performance in his play, A Streetcar Named Desire, that he wrote this story with her in mind. Set in Rome, we follow the last months of an acclaimed actress, who has come to the end of beauty and, for her, the end of life.

30th April

Thomas Hardy
The Woodlanders

One of the most poignant of all Hardy's novels, it explores the fate of a girl educated out of her class and taught to want a higher social status. The tragedy of her marriage and the consequences to all around her makes this one of the most troubling of all Hardy's works.

4th June

Henry Fielding
Tom Jones

Published in 1749, this is held to be one of the great comic novels in the English language. Dr Johnson considered it responsible for the earthquakes that hit London just after its publication. Come and be shocked, or laugh as the spirit moves you.

25th June

Isabel Allende
The House of the Spirits

The Chilean Allende's first novel and the one which shot her to international fame. Begun as a letter to her dying grandfather the novel becomes a family saga of mesmerising power, often compared with the Colombian Marquez' A Hundred Years of Solitude. Come and enjoy a work of South American passion and beauty, enticing in its intimacy and its confirmation of the unseen worlds of everything.

With complimentary strawberries and cream after the lecture
 

30/04/2015 To 25/06/2015
Starring the Korean soprano Elena Dee.*Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning, fully staged Opera returns with exquisite sets and includes a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan.One of the world's most popular operas, Puccini's Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant - with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet."This is a butterfly to cherish." Manchester Evening NewsWinner "Best Opera Award" Liverpool Daily Post Theatre AwardsSung in Italian with English surtitles. *Cast subject to change   
Madama Butterfly
Starring the Korean soprano Elena Dee.*

Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning, fully staged Opera returns with exquisite sets and includes a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan.

One of the world's most popular operas, Puccini's Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant - with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet.

"This is a butterfly to cherish." Manchester Evening News

Winner "Best Opera Award" Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

*Cast subject to change 

 

 

30/04/2015 19:30
Get ready to party as the nations favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show, That’ll Be The Day, returns with its brand new 2015 show.This hugely entertaining new production features a fresh line up of classic gold hits from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s, plus more hilarious comedy.Prepare for an unforgettable night of nostalgia, laughs and rock 'n' roll!    "What a great value show That'll Be The Day is. Not to be missed." The Daily Mailwww.thatllbetheday.com
That'll be the Day
Get ready to party as the nations favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show, That’ll Be The Day, returns with its brand new 2015 show.

This hugely entertaining new production features a fresh line up of classic gold hits from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s, plus more hilarious comedy.

Prepare for an unforgettable night of nostalgia, laughs and rock 'n' roll!   

"What a great value show That'll Be The Day is. Not to be missed." The Daily Mail

www.thatllbetheday.com
01/05/2015 19:30
Alison Balsom trumpetMarios Papadopoulos conductorBERNSTEIN Overture, CandideBRAMWELL TOVEY Songs of the Paradise SaloonDVORAK Symphony No. 9 (From the New World)The LPO returns to De Montfort Hall with Classic FM award winner Alison Balsom for an evening of American-influenced music. Alison performs British composer Bramwell Tovey’s evocative Songs of the Paradise Saloon for trumpet and orchestra. Adapted from Tovey’s opera The Inventor about a real-life 19th-century con-artist, this unusual piece evokes the atmosphere and characters found in a turn-of-the-century American dive bar with its languid, jazz-infused music.Closing the evening is Dvorak’s much-loved Symphony No. 9 (From the New World), his touching symphonic hymn to the slave songs and spirituals of America, which includes the famous Largo melody. Composer of West Side Story Leonard Bernstein's Overture to his operetta Candide opens the concert in suitably exhilarating fashion.Live and Local, supported by JTI
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Alison Balsom trumpet
Marios Papadopoulos conductor

BERNSTEIN Overture, Candide
BRAMWELL TOVEY Songs of the Paradise Saloon
DVORAK Symphony No. 9 (From the New World)

The LPO returns to De Montfort Hall with Classic FM award winner Alison Balsom for an evening of American-influenced music. Alison performs British composer Bramwell Tovey’s evocative Songs of the Paradise Saloon for trumpet and orchestra. Adapted from Tovey’s opera The Inventor about a real-life 19th-century con-artist, this unusual piece evokes the atmosphere and characters found in a turn-of-the-century American dive bar with its languid, jazz-infused music.

Closing the evening is Dvorak’s much-loved Symphony No. 9 (From the New World), his touching symphonic hymn to the slave songs and spirituals of America, which includes the famous Largo melody. Composer of West Side Story Leonard Bernstein's Overture to his operetta Candide opens the concert in suitably exhilarating fashion.

Live and Local, supported by JTI
02/05/2015 19:30
Mary Black embarks on her last ever tour of the UK. The much loved Irish singer has decided to hang up her touring boots. In a New Year's message on her website Mary said "Music has been so good to me, I've loved touring the world for the last 30 years... I have made so many friends and have countless fond memories from different corners of the globe. So to my fans everywhere I'd like to thank you and let you know that I hope to get back again to all my favourite places for one last tour - The Last Call."For over a quarter century, Mary Black has been a dominant presence in Irish music, both at home and abroad. Mary has released 11 studio albums all of which achieved platinum sales status and spawned countless hits. Her enduring success has proven that her depth of talent and her love of singing transcend the generations, as well as national and musical boundaries too. She is indeed a real Irish treasure and her talent a gift from this small island to a grateful world.
Mary Black - The Last Call Tour
Mary Black embarks on her last ever tour of the UK.

The much loved Irish singer has decided to hang up her touring boots. In a New Year's message on her website Mary said "Music has been so good to me, I've loved touring the world for the last 30 years... I have made so many friends and have countless fond memories from different corners of the globe. So to my fans everywhere I'd like to thank you and let you know that I hope to get back again to all my favourite places for one last tour - The Last Call."

For over a quarter century, Mary Black has been a dominant presence in Irish music, both at home and abroad. Mary has released 11 studio albums all of which achieved platinum sales status and spawned countless hits. Her enduring success has proven that her depth of talent and her love of singing transcend the generations, as well as national and musical boundaries too. She is indeed a real Irish treasure and her talent a gift from this small island to a grateful world.
07/05/2015 19:30
 Yamato Drummers of Japan return to the UK with a brand new show Bakuon. Yamato’s captivating music has both delicate beauty and heart thumping bass power and the drummers’ remarkable strength and skill defies belief.Now seen by over six million people worldwide, Yamato’s acclaimed performances of authentic Japanese Taiko drumming awakens all five senses. Using their whole bodies to expertly control the rhythms, Yamato leaves audiences exhilarated by this high-energy, explosive production. The sheer physical strength and dynamic movement of the drummers is as impressive as the music, in this visuallyspectacular and highly entertaining show."Dazzling. They fill the stage with huge beautiful drums and beat seven bells out of them with phenomenal skill. Simply breathtaking drumming." The Daily Telegraph"Pure energy meets spiritual high." The Scotsman"A delight. Elegant, gorgeous and a sheer joy." Metro London  
Yamato Taiko Drummers 'Bakuon'
 

Yamato Drummers of Japan return to the UK with a brand new show Bakuon.

Yamato’s captivating music has both delicate beauty and heart thumping bass power and the drummers’ remarkable strength and skill defies belief.

Now seen by over six million people worldwide, Yamato’s acclaimed performances of authentic Japanese Taiko drumming awakens all five senses. Using their whole bodies to expertly control the rhythms, Yamato leaves audiences exhilarated by this high-energy, explosive production. The sheer physical strength and dynamic movement of the drummers is as impressive as the music, in this visually
spectacular and highly entertaining show.

"Dazzling. They fill the stage with huge beautiful drums and beat seven bells out of them with phenomenal skill. Simply breathtaking drumming." The Daily Telegraph

"Pure energy meets spiritual high." The Scotsman

"A delight. Elegant, gorgeous and a sheer joy." Metro London

 

08/05/2015 19:30
 Dorothy, The Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow are among the familiar characters who join the Wizards (Paul and Barry) for this sensational new version of the familiar Wizard of Oz story. Audiences will get a unique glimpse into the Emerald City in a show packed with all the ingredients that make for a family fun show including audience participation, laugh out loud comedy and spectacular sets and costumes and special effects. There’s no place like The Chuckles of Oz for all ages from 3 to 103, so be sure to book today.
The Chuckle Brothers in Chuckles of Oz

 Dorothy, The Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow are among the familiar characters who join the Wizards (Paul and Barry) for this sensational new version of the familiar Wizard of Oz story.

Audiences will get a unique glimpse into the Emerald City in a show packed with all the ingredients that make for a family fun show including audience participation, laugh out loud comedy and spectacular sets and costumes and special effects.

There’s no place like The Chuckles of Oz for all ages from 3 to 103, so be sure to book today.

09/05/2015 14:00
Tickets can also be purchased directly from the Bardi Orchestra by calling Robert Calow on  0116 2717 849. To continue purchasing tickets online, please select from the available events at the bottom of the page.  Information for the remaining Bardi performances this season are as follows: -10thMay A Concert of British MusicClaus Efland conductorWALTON Crown Imperial ELGAR Enigma VariationsWALTON Symphony No 1The Bardi play music by two of England's greatest composers for the final concert of the season. Elgar's famous Enigma Variations including Nimrod, are framed by two works from William Walton, the Crown Imperial March written for the 1937 Coronation and the powerful and dramatic first symphony
Bardi Symphony Orchestra 2014/15

Tickets can also be purchased directly from the Bardi Orchestra by calling Robert Calow on  0116 2717 849.

To continue purchasing tickets online, please select from the available events at the bottom of the page. 

 

Information for the remaining Bardi performances this season are as follows: -

10thMay A Concert of British Music

Claus Efland conductor

WALTON Crown Imperial 
ELGAR Enigma Variations
WALTON Symphony No 1

The Bardi play music by two of England's greatest composers for the final concert of the season.

Elgar's famous Enigma Variations including Nimrod, are framed by two works from William Walton, the Crown Imperial March written for the 1937 Coronation and the powerful and dramatic first symphony

10/05/2015 15:00
This British music icon, who has been consistently delivering influential albums for the last six decades brings to you a show that is not to be missed.The Blue Flames feature the cream of the UK’s musicians Alec Dankworth, Alan Skidmore, Guy Barker, Anthony Kerr, Tristan Powell and James Powell.Georgie’s greatest hits include Yeh Yeh, Get Away, Sunny, Sitting In The Park, Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde and Rosetta.
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames
This British music icon, who has been consistently delivering influential albums for the last six decades brings to you a show that is not to be missed.

The Blue Flames feature the cream of the UK’s musicians Alec Dankworth, Alan Skidmore, Guy Barker, Anthony Kerr, Tristan Powell and James Powell.

Georgie’s greatest hits include Yeh Yeh, Get Away, Sunny, Sitting In The Park, Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde and Rosetta.
21/05/2015 19:30
Premier Stage Productions Ltd and Fremantle Media bring you a spellbinding new show starring the world’s smallest superhero, direct from the smash hit CBeebies series.The world of Treetopolis comes to De Montfort Hall as we invite you to do Tree Fu and help Tom save the day. This brand new show, packed with adventure, fun, music and participation, sees Tom take to the stage in his first nationwide tour. Be part of the magic!
Tree Fu Tom
Premier Stage Productions Ltd and Fremantle Media bring you a spellbinding new show starring the world’s smallest superhero, direct from the smash hit CBeebies series.

The world of Treetopolis comes to De Montfort Hall as we invite you to do Tree Fu and help Tom save the day. This brand new show, packed with adventure, fun, music and participation, sees Tom take to the stage in his first nationwide tour. Be part of the magic!
06/06/2015
 The legacy left by Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light Orchestra barely needs any introduction, suffice to say that between 1972 and 1986 they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet! 10538 Overture, Evil Woman, Living Thing, Diary of Horace Wimp, Don't Bring me Down and of course Mr Blue Sky went on to become the soundtrack of our lives.Blending rock rhythms with classical influences, ELO also released many classic albums such as A New World Record, Discovery and Out of the Blue and many sell out tours further established them as one of the most important and influential bands ever.Formed over seven years ago, The ELO Experience are the world's foremost tribute to this great band. With a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience, why not come along and enjoy this incredible show which accurately reproduces the songs and sounds and takes you on a musical journey through time."This band shows great style and professionalism. A tribute that’s jam packed with musical talent, the lead singer is a dead ringer for Lynne and his musical entourage provides an ELO tour de force." Derek Smith, The Stage  
The ELO Experience

 The legacy left by Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light Orchestra barely needs any introduction, suffice to say that between 1972 and 1986 they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet!

10538 Overture, Evil Woman, Living Thing, Diary of Horace Wimp, Don't Bring me Down and of course Mr Blue Sky went on to become the soundtrack of our lives.

Blending rock rhythms with classical influences, ELO also released many classic albums such as A New World Record, Discovery and Out of the Blue and many sell out tours further established them as one of the most important and influential bands ever.

Formed over seven years ago, The ELO Experience are the world's foremost tribute to this great band. With a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience, why not come along and enjoy this incredible show which accurately reproduces the songs and sounds and takes you on a musical journey through time.

"This band shows great style and professionalism. A tribute that’s jam packed with musical talent, the lead singer is a dead ringer for Lynne and his musical entourage provides an ELO tour de force." Derek Smith, The Stage

 

 

11/06/2015 19:30
Following on from the success of their recent tours, the current line up brings you the Rebranded Tour 2015 defining the evolution of the phenomenal story of the Drifters through its music from the past to the present. This high energy show brings many of the greatest hits Under The Boardwalk,  Saturday Night At The Movies, Up On The Roof, Kissin In The Back Row, Down on the Beach, More Than A Number In My Little Red Book along with newer songs that have evolved through the first new recordings in over 30 years.With over 65 members in over 60 years the brand continues today with the only official line up in the world. Promising to bring the best performance standards with the group's four part harmonies through some of their vast back catalogue of songs along with the continued musical evolution of the band through their new recordings. This concert is guaranteed to bring a musical extravaganza along with a world-class band, production and some very smooth moves.
The Drifters
Following on from the success of their recent tours, the current line up brings you the Rebranded Tour 2015 defining the evolution of the phenomenal story of the Drifters through its music from the past to the present. This high energy show brings many of the greatest hits Under The BoardwalkSaturday Night At The Movies, Up On The Roof, Kissin In The Back Row, Down on the Beach, More Than A Number In My Little Red Book along with newer songs that have evolved through the first new recordings in over 30 years.

With over 65 members in over 60 years the brand continues today with the only official line up in the world. Promising to bring the best performance standards with the group's four part harmonies through some of their vast back catalogue of songs along with the continued musical evolution of the band through their new recordings. This concert is guaranteed to bring a musical extravaganza along with a world-class band, production and some very smooth moves.
12/06/2015 19:30
The boys are back in town!Following their massively successful and critically acclaimed Sweet Home Chicago tour, The Chicago Blues Brothers are back with a brand new action packed show to celebrate over 30 years of The Blues Brothers phenomenon. Jake is out of prison, and with his brother Elwood, they embark on a new mission from God – via the penguin (!). They need to make it to Chicago to raise cash to save the orphanage... again! There is only one way they know how... they gotta put the band back together.Along the way they continue spreading the word of soul according to the church of rhythm’n’blues.Backed by the hottest 10 piece band around, the stars of the show not only entertain us with Jake and Elwood, but also classics from Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Cab Calloway!This non-stop review is packed with over two hours of the very best blues and soul music from both of The Blues Brothers movies – with plenty of laughs too!So people don’t forget... "It's 106 miles to Chicago, they've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and they're wearing sunglasses. Hit it!""The Chicago Blues Brothers “had the pier shuddering with waves of dancing and fun…the whole theatre was dancing... a show mixed with music, energy and in a cocktail to stir even the starchiest tail feathers.""What a night... what a party... what a show!""One night is definitely not long enough!"
The All New Chicago Blues Brothers Revue

The boys are back in town!

Following their massively successful and critically acclaimed Sweet Home Chicago tour, The Chicago Blues Brothers are back with a brand new action packed show to celebrate over 30 years of The Blues Brothers phenomenon.

Jake is out of prison, and with his brother Elwood, they embark on a new mission from God – via the penguin (!). They need to make it to Chicago to raise cash to save the orphanage... again! There is only one way they know how... they gotta put the band back together.

Along the way they continue spreading the word of soul according to the church of rhythm’n’blues.

Backed by the hottest 10 piece band around, the stars of the show not only entertain us with Jake and Elwood, but also classics from Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Cab Calloway!

This non-stop review is packed with over two hours of the very best blues and soul music from both of The Blues Brothers movies – with plenty of laughs too!

So people don’t forget... "It's 106 miles to Chicago, they've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and they're wearing sunglasses. Hit it!"

"The Chicago Blues Brothers “had the pier shuddering with waves of dancing and fun…the whole theatre was dancing... a show mixed with music, energy and in a cocktail to stir even the starchiest tail feathers."

"What a night... what a party... what a show!"

"One night is definitely not long enough!"

13/06/2015 19:30
Singing for Fun returns with young musicians from Hall Orchard C of E School to Raise the Roof for Dogs for the Disabled and Vista in a family-friendly show with plenty of opportunity for you to sing along!  Help Raise the Roof by joining us in a programme of well loved classics, songs from the shows, popular hits, including an audience performance of Happy! and much, much more!  Every penny of profit will be divided between Dogs for the Disabled and Vista.
Raise The Roof For Dogs For The Disabled & Vista

Singing for Fun returns with young musicians from Hall Orchard C of E School to Raise the Roof for Dogs for the Disabled and Vista in a family-friendly show with plenty of opportunity for you to sing along! 

Help Raise the Roof by joining us in a programme of well loved classics, songs from the shows, popular hits, including an audience performance of Happy! and much, much more! 

Every penny of profit will be divided between Dogs for the Disabled and Vista.

14/06/2015
Reginald D Hunter returns to the UK in 2015 with a brand new 45 date tour following a hugely successful year filming and performing around the world.Having appeared at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Sydney Opera House Gala in Australia early in 2014, Reginald then made his debut in New Zealand at their Comedy Festival Opening Gala before going on to appear in Auckland and Wellington. He then moved closer to home with his first tour of mainland Europe before travelling back to his birthplace in America to film Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South, which is due for transmission in early 2015. It is a three part BBC2 series documenting Reginald’s epic road trip from North Carolina to New Orleans through 150 years of American popular song."This is comedy of a rare scope." ***** The Times"A dangerously funny man… he keeps skilfully steering the audience into morally challenging territory." Independent"A refreshingly ruminative, searingly honest comedy style." Telegraph  
Reginald D Hunter: The Man Who Attempted to do as Much as Such

Reginald D Hunter returns to the UK in 2015 with a brand new 45 date tour following a hugely successful year filming and performing around the world.

Having appeared at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Sydney Opera House Gala in Australia early in 2014, Reginald then made his debut in New Zealand at their Comedy Festival Opening Gala before going on to appear in Auckland and Wellington. He then moved closer to home with his first tour of mainland Europe before travelling back to his birthplace in America to film Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South, which is due for transmission in early 2015. It is a three part BBC2 series documenting Reginald’s epic road trip from North Carolina to New Orleans through 150 years of American popular song.

"This is comedy of a rare scope." ***** The Times

"A dangerously funny man… he keeps skilfully steering the audience into morally challenging territory." Independent

"A refreshingly ruminative, searingly honest comedy style." Telegraph 

 

17/06/2015 20:00
The all-new, all-star 2015 Reach Out Tour. . . celebrating 50 years of Motown in the UK. Featuring more chart toppers than ever before, starring the music of the Four Tops, Supremes, Temptations, Jackson 5, Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie and more, the show marks the official arrival of Motown style, sophistication and musical brilliance to these shores.In 1965 the Tamla Motown Revue saw the Supremes, Temptations, Miracles, Stevie Wonder and Martha Reeves famously touch down in Britain for a 42-show nationwide tour. This, coupled with an accompanying appearance on TV’s Ready, Steady, Go! established Motown in the UK.The legend of the great record label lives on, live on stage five-star performances revive more than 36 back to back massive Motown classics with all the dazzling dance moves, glittering costume changes and superb musicianship synonymous with the label. Book now, and reach out for the magic of Motown.  
Magic of Motown

The all-new, all-star 2015 Reach Out Tour. . . celebrating 50 years of Motown in the UK.

Featuring more chart toppers than ever before, starring the music of the Four Tops, Supremes, Temptations, Jackson 5, Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie and more, the show marks the official arrival of Motown style, sophistication and musical brilliance to these shores.

In 1965 the Tamla Motown Revue saw the Supremes, Temptations, Miracles, Stevie Wonder and Martha Reeves famously touch down in Britain for a 42-show nationwide tour. This, coupled with an accompanying appearance on TV’s Ready, Steady, Go! established Motown in the UK.

The legend of the great record label lives on, live on stage five-star performances revive more than 36 back to back massive Motown classics with all the dazzling dance moves, glittering costume changes and superb musicianship synonymous with the label.

Book now, and reach out for the magic of Motown.  

26/06/2015 19:30
Join us for the very first UK's Best Dance Crew! This awesome dance battle will invite the most talented crews from across the country to compete for a £2500 prize. Judged by an expert panel of special guests, crews will dance their hearts out for a massive audience. Also including a 'Best Dancer in the Audience' section, performances will feature popping, locking, waacking, breaking, streetdance and all round dance wizardry. Don't miss this unique, powerful display of some of the finest dance crews in the country.Contact info@2funkyarts.co.uk to enter.Registration from 11amHeats midday to 5pmFinals 7pm to 9pm
UK's Best Dance Crew
Join us for the very first UK's Best Dance Crew!

This awesome dance battle will invite the most talented crews from across the country to compete for a £2500 prize. Judged by an expert panel of special guests, crews will dance their hearts out for a massive audience. Also including a 'Best Dancer in the Audience' section, performances will feature popping, locking, waacking, breaking, streetdance and all round dance wizardry.

Don't miss this unique, powerful display of some of the finest dance crews in the country.

Contact info@2funkyarts.co.uk to enter.

Registration from 11am

Heats midday to 5pm

Finals 7pm to 9pm
27/06/2015 19:00
The multi-award winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion is back on tour in 2015 with a brand new one-man show. Having confessed that performing live on stage gives him the greatest pleasure, Derren is once again looking forward to the challenge that comes with being acknowledged as one of the world’s most renowned live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control. This will be Derren’s seventh show since 2003. Since then he has toured every year and been watched by an estimated audience of over one and a half million people. He has won two prestigious Olivier Awards, for Something Wicked This Way Comes (2006) and Svengali (2012). His last show, Infamous was universally acclaimed by critics and audiences alike."It is on the stage that he really comes alive – relishing the chance to stun and baffle his audience. He truly has to be seen to be believed." Daily Mail"The brilliance of this master magician is no illusion." The Times
Derren Brown: Miracle
The multi-award winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion is back on tour in 2015 with a brand new one-man show. Having confessed that performing live on stage gives him the greatest pleasure, Derren is once again looking forward to the challenge that comes with being acknowledged as one of the world’s most renowned live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control.

This will be Derren’s seventh show since 2003. Since then he has toured every year and been watched by an estimated audience of over one and a half million people. He has won two prestigious Olivier Awards, for Something Wicked This Way Comes (2006) and Svengali (2012). His last show, Infamous
was universally acclaimed by critics and audiences alike.

"It is on the stage that he really comes alive – relishing the chance to stun and baffle his audience. He truly has to be seen to be believed." Daily Mail

"The brilliance of this master magician is no illusion." The Times
29/06/2015 To 04/07/2015
Simon Says... Be part of the fun! Join us for a weekend of Leicester’s finest musical talent and more. Held in De Montfort Hall’s historic auditorium and beautiful gardens and showcasing some of the best music our city has to offer, this is a weekend not to be missed. Buy tickets in advance and save.More information on line-up etc will be coming soon. For the latest updates follow us on Twitter @SimonSaysLeic or Facebook.com/SimonSaysLeic
Simon Says Weekend 2015
Simon Says... Be part of the fun!

Join us for a weekend of Leicester’s finest musical talent and more. Held in De Montfort Hall’s historic auditorium and beautiful gardens and showcasing some of the best music our city has to offer, this is a weekend not to be missed. Buy tickets in advance and save.

More information on line-up etc will be coming soon. For the latest updates follow us on Twitter @SimonSaysLeic or Facebook.com/SimonSaysLeic
25/07/2015 11:00
Eight Ukuleles Sixteen HandsThirty Two StringsSixteen Million MinutesOne Billion SecondsThirty YearsIn June 2015 the Orchestra will have clocked up Sixteen Million Minutes of ukulele action. By September 2016 the Orchestra will have been active for One Billion Seconds.The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, the irresistible entertainment juggernaut is developing even further with new tours, new audio and new video releases. Celebrate the anniversaries over the next year as ‘the ukes’ continue touring to great acclaim, from sold out houses and happy, stomping, laughing audiences. They play ukuleles, they sing, they say funny things, they whistle, but they bring a lot more to the table than that. “Pure entertainment”, “Magesterial”, “The best musical entertainment in the country”, “A much loved National Institution”, are some of the things audience members and reviewers have said in attempting to encapsulate the indefinable magic and atmosphere of all round good humour, light heartedness, well being and joy which permeate the live concerts. Here’s the history: 1985. First gig in London. Rapturous reception. More gigs leading to playing Olympia, London, WOMAD, touring Japan.recording the first album, licensing to CBS, SONY, and other labels worldwide. New Year on Jools Holland’s Hootenany. Festivals, Big Chill, Glastonbury, Electric Picnic. Touring the world: Britain, Canada, Spain, Monaco, Austria, Luxemburg, Holland, Netherlands, Belgium, Japan, Poland, Denmark, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Svalbard, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, China, France, Ireland. Typical juxtaposition in the gig diary: Friday: Sixpenny Handley Village Hall, Monday: HiroshimaThe BBC Electric Proms with the Kaiser Chiefs. The BBC Proms, at The Royal Albert Hall, Sold out faster than any other late night prom ever. Sold out The Royal Albert Hall, again. Sold out Carnegie Hall. Twice. Sold out Sydney Opera House. TV with Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens). CDs Ministry of Sound compilations. Remixes by several Ibiza DJs. Ant & Dec Saturday Night Takeaway performing with Robbie Williams. Guest appearance on Madness album 'The Liberty of Norton Folgate'Independent Ukulele Orchestra CD and DVD production. Litmus Films documentary coverage of the Ukulele Orchestra World Tour.
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Eight Ukuleles
Sixteen Hands
Thirty Two Strings
Sixteen Million Minutes
One Billion Seconds
Thirty Years

In June 2015 the Orchestra will have clocked up Sixteen Million Minutes of ukulele action.

By September 2016 the Orchestra will have been active for One Billion Seconds.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, the irresistible entertainment juggernaut is developing even further with new tours, new audio and new video releases. Celebrate the anniversaries over the next year as ‘the ukes’ continue touring to great acclaim, from sold out houses and happy, stomping, laughing audiences.

They play ukuleles, they sing, they say funny things, they whistle, but they bring a lot more to the table than that.
“Pure entertainment”, “Magesterial”, “The best musical entertainment in the country”, “A much loved National Institution”, are some of the things audience members and reviewers have said in attempting to encapsulate the indefinable magic and atmosphere of all round good humour, light heartedness, well being and joy which permeate the live concerts.

Here’s the history:
1985. First gig in London. Rapturous reception.
More gigs leading to playing Olympia, London, WOMAD, touring Japan.
recording the first album, licensing to CBS, SONY, and other labels worldwide.
New Year on Jools Holland’s Hootenany.
Festivals, Big Chill, Glastonbury, Electric Picnic.
Touring the world: Britain, Canada, Spain, Monaco, Austria, Luxemburg, Holland, Netherlands, Belgium, Japan, Poland, Denmark, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Svalbard, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, China, France, Ireland.
Typical juxtaposition in the gig diary: Friday: Sixpenny Handley Village Hall, Monday: Hiroshima
The BBC Electric Proms with the Kaiser Chiefs.
The BBC Proms, at The Royal Albert Hall, Sold out faster than any other late night prom ever.
Sold out The Royal Albert Hall, again.
Sold out Carnegie Hall. Twice.
Sold out Sydney Opera House.
TV with Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens).
CDs Ministry of Sound compilations.
Remixes by several Ibiza DJs.
Ant & Dec Saturday Night Takeaway performing with Robbie Williams.
Guest appearance on Madness album 'The Liberty of Norton Folgate'
Independent Ukulele Orchestra CD and DVD production.
Litmus Films documentary coverage of the Ukulele Orchestra World Tour.
12/09/2015 19:30
Following huge demand after their performance here last year, Let’s Hang On returns to take you on a musical journey through the history of one of the most successful bands of all time – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.Featuring an anthology of hit songs including Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Bye Bye Baby, December 1963 (Oh What A Night!), Walk Like A Man, Sherry, Working My Way Back To You, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Grease and many more.Prepare for an electric atmosphere and don’t be surprised to find yourself on your feet and dancing before the night is over."You guys are dynamite!" Frankie Valli"An authentic masterpiece." The BBC"These guys are absolutely brilliant." The Paul O Grady Show
Let's Hang On

Following huge demand after their performance here last year, Let’s Hang On returns to take you on a musical journey through the history of one of the most successful bands of all time – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Featuring an anthology of hit songs including Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Bye Bye Baby, December 1963 (Oh What A Night!), Walk Like A Man, Sherry, Working My Way Back To You, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Grease and many more.

Prepare for an electric atmosphere and don’t be surprised to find yourself on your feet and dancing before the night is over.

"You guys are dynamite!" Frankie Valli

"An authentic masterpiece." The BBC

"These guys are absolutely brilliant." The Paul O Grady Show

19/09/2015 19:30
Following his sell-out debut tour of the UK with the critically acclaimed show ‘The Racist’, Trevor Noah is back with his brand new show ‘ Lost in Translation’ in Autumn 2015.Trevor’s rise to the top of the South African entertainment scene has been nothing short of meteoric, taking in TV, radio and his first love, stand-up comedy. He is also becoming increasingly established as an international star; in the US he is a regular correspondent on the award-winning ‘The Daily Show’, while in the UK he has notched up appearances on ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘QI’ and ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’. In December 2014 Trevor appeared on the legendary ‘Royal Variety Performance’ performing stand-up to The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge at the Palladium Theatre.His sharp wit, intelligent commentary and unmistakable charm have established him as one of the foremost young comedians of his generation."Noah is an immensely likeable performer – warm, upbeat, with an inquiring, irreverent approach to other people’s prejudices." The Observer
Trevor Noah - Lost in Translation
Following his sell-out debut tour of the UK with the critically acclaimed show ‘The Racist’, Trevor Noah is back with his brand new show ‘ Lost in Translation’ in Autumn 2015.

Trevor’s rise to the top of the South African entertainment scene has been nothing short of meteoric, taking in TV, radio and his first love, stand-up comedy. He is also becoming increasingly established as an international star; in the US he is a regular correspondent on the award-winning ‘The Daily Show’, while in the UK he has notched up appearances on ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘QI’ and ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’. In December 2014 Trevor appeared on the legendary ‘Royal Variety Performance’ performing stand-up to The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge at the Palladium Theatre.

His sharp wit, intelligent commentary and unmistakable charm have established him as one of the foremost young comedians of his generation.

"Noah is an immensely likeable performer – warm, upbeat, with an inquiring, irreverent approach to other people’s prejudices." The Observer
08/10/2015 20:00
The Fron male voice, Military Wives and Leicester Male Voice choirs performing in a charity concert with Loughborough Endowed Schools Band, Robert Smyth Academy Soul Band and soloist Kate Bale. Compered by Dave Andrews and Monica Winfield.In aid of LOROS Hospice, Hope Against Cancer and Rainbows Hospice.
One Voice for Care
The Fron male voice, Military Wives and Leicester Male Voice choirs performing in a charity concert with Loughborough Endowed Schools Band, Robert Smyth Academy Soul Band and soloist Kate Bale.

Compered by Dave Andrews and Monica Winfield.

In aid of LOROS Hospice, Hope Against Cancer and Rainbows Hospice.
10/10/2015 19:30
Steve Hackett's brand new show, the Acolyte to Wolflight with a Sprinkling of Genesis Tour, which will come to De Montfort Hall in October. The set list will cover a vast part of his discography, with a selection of solo material from early albums including Voyage of the Acolyte & Spectral Mornings right up to his new studio album Wolflight, to be released in the spring; in addition, gig goers will enjoy “a sprinkling of Genesis”.Wolflight is Steve’s first original album since Beyond The Shrouded Horizon in 2011 and takes the listener on an imaginary journey through time and space on the eternal quest for freedom. The legendary guitarist is looking forward to bringing this latest chapter of his career on stage while re-living his musical evolution with his loyal fan base. Acolyte to Wolflight with a Sprinkling of Genesis will satisfy old and new fans and further broaden musical horizons, retracing the ground-breaking steps leading to Wolflight with a dust of nostalgia thrown in for the devoted.
Steve Hackett: Acolyte to Wolflight with Genesis Revisited
Steve Hackett's brand new show, the Acolyte to Wolflight with a Sprinkling of Genesis Tour, which will come to De Montfort Hall in October. 

The set list will cover a vast part of his discography, with a selection of solo material from early albums including Voyage of the Acolyte & Spectral Mornings right up to his new studio album Wolflight, to be released in the spring; in addition, gig goers will enjoy “a sprinkling of Genesis”.

Wolflight is Steve’s first original album since Beyond The Shrouded Horizon in 2011 and takes the listener on an imaginary journey through time and space on the eternal quest for freedom. The legendary guitarist is looking forward to bringing this latest chapter of his career on stage while re-living his musical evolution with his loyal fan base.

Acolyte to Wolflight with a Sprinkling of Genesis will satisfy old and new fans and further broaden musical horizons, retracing the ground-breaking steps leading to Wolflight with a dust of nostalgia thrown in for the devoted.
24/10/2015 19:30
 With special guest Gwen Dickey of Rose Royce.Brand new from the producers of Magic of Motown. It’s the smash hit, Stateside spectacular featuring more soul classics than any other production.Voice of Rose Royce Gwen Dickey performs Car Wash, Wishing on a Star and Love Don’t Live Here Anymore. A huge, all star cast of talented singers and musicians bring to life hits by Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Barry White, Wilson Pickett, Earth Wind and Fire, George Benson, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, The Emotions, Kool and the Gang, Chaka Khan, Edwin Starr in soulsational style.Elaborate costumes and jaw dropping choreography truly revive everyones favourite soul classics Respect, Soul Man, Ain’t Nobody, Knock On Wood, Midnight Hour, Proud Mary, You’re My First My Last My Everything, Best Of My Love, River Deep Mountain High, Ain’t No Stopping Us Now, Beat It, Three Times a Lady, Get Down on It, I Feel Good and more. It’s all aboard the soul train for the show of the year. Embarking from soul’s heady Sixties origin, steaming, non-stop, through to the present day with everyones favourite Seventies and Eighties dance classics it’s the feel good show of the year.
Soul Legends

 With special guest Gwen Dickey of Rose Royce.

Brand new from the producers of Magic of Motown. It’s the smash hit, Stateside spectacular featuring more soul classics than any other production.

Voice of Rose Royce Gwen Dickey performs Car Wash, Wishing on a Star and Love Don’t Live Here Anymore. 

A huge, all star cast of talented singers and musicians bring to life hits by Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Barry White, Wilson Pickett, Earth Wind and Fire, George Benson, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, The Emotions, Kool and the Gang, Chaka Khan, Edwin Starr in soulsational style.

Elaborate costumes and jaw dropping choreography truly revive everyones favourite soul classics Respect, Soul Man, Ain’t Nobody, Knock On Wood, Midnight Hour, Proud Mary, You’re My First My Last My Everything, Best Of My Love, River Deep Mountain High, Ain’t No Stopping Us Now, Beat It, Three Times a Lady, Get Down on It, I Feel Good and more.

It’s all aboard the soul train for the show of the year. Embarking from soul’s heady Sixties origin, steaming, non-stop, through to the present day with everyones favourite Seventies and Eighties dance classics it’s the feel good show of the year.

30/10/2015 20:00
World-renowned psychic and star of TV’s Psychic Sally On the Road, Sally Morgan returns with her sensational live show. An ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift, she believes that she has been able to communicate with people beyond the grave.Throughout her career Sally has built up an extensive client list to include high profile celebrities. Once a best kept secret she is now referred to as Britain’s best loved psychic.Now in her seventh year on tour, Sally continues to wow audiences across the country, delivering messages with incredible accuracy and validating the presence of spirit.Sally’s infectiously fun and down to earth personality often leaves audiences in fits of laughter, bringing a refreshing twist to the work of mediums. Each show is completely unique; Sally hopes that people will leave feeling enlightened and more open minded about the thought of an afterlife. This is a fantastic and unique evening out not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action. The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.
Psychic Sally: On the Road
World-renowned psychic and star of TV’s Psychic Sally On the Road, Sally Morgan returns with her sensational live show. An ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift, she believes that she has been able to communicate with people beyond the grave.

Throughout her career Sally has built up an extensive client list to include high profile celebrities. Once a best kept secret she is now referred to as Britain’s best loved psychic.

Now in her seventh year on tour, Sally continues to wow audiences across the country, delivering messages with incredible accuracy and validating the presence of spirit.

Sally’s infectiously fun and down to earth personality often leaves audiences in fits of laughter, bringing a refreshing twist to the work of mediums. Each show is completely unique; Sally hopes that people will leave feeling enlightened and more open minded about the thought of an afterlife.

This is a fantastic and unique evening out not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action.

The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.
02/11/2015 19:30
New dates added due to surprising demand!The star of Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre's 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 stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I've ever heard." The Guardian"Perfectly crafted gags." Sunday Times
Stewart Francis: Pun Gent Tour

New dates added due to surprising demand!

The star of Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre's 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 stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I've ever heard." The Guardian

"Perfectly crafted gags." Sunday Times

13/11/2015 20:00
Yes him with the loud shirts and messed up hair from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and multiple series on Radio 4. An evening in the company of an idiot. Or is he? Yes he is. Only come if you like jokes though. If not you’ll be cross. "Absurdist one-line masterpieces."The Times "He's fast, absurd and very funny."Radio Times"The best one-liner merchant in British comedy."Chortle"No one can touch Jones when he hits his stride."The Guardian
Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft
Yes him with the loud shirts and messed up hair from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and multiple series on Radio 4.

An evening in the company of an idiot. Or is he? Yes he is. Only come if you like jokes though. If not you’ll be cross. 

"Absurdist one-line masterpieces."
The Times

"He's fast, absurd and very funny."
Radio Times

"The best one-liner merchant in British comedy."
Chortle

"No one can touch Jones when he hits his stride."
The Guardian
24/11/2015 20:00
“People should expect the unexpected from The Waterboys,” says Mike Scott. It’s a mission statement which has inspired three decades of compelling musical shape-shifting, and one which yields thrilling results on The Waterboys’ eleventh album, Modern Blues, released in January 2015.  A freewheeling rock and roll record with a southern soul edge, Modern Blues was recorded in Nashville by a line-up including Muscle Shoals legend David Hood on bass, Austin guitar-slinger Zach Ernst, and Memphis keyboard wizard Brother Paul, all of whom play in the 2015 touring line-up of the band.  They join Mike Scott, Irish electric fiddle great Steve Wickham and ace drummer Ralph Salmins at a time when the relevance and popular reach of The Waterboys has never been greater.  In 2013 Ellie Goulding scored a top 3 UK hit with their “How Long Will I Love You” and in 2014 Prince performed “The Whole of the Moon”, while Waterboys songs have featured big in recent hit movies About Time, Dom Hemingway and What We Did On Our Holiday. Modern Blues blows in on the back of the creative momentum built up by The Waterboys over the past few years. The band were at their potent, poetic best on An Appointment with Mr Yeats, the 2010-2012 album and tour of W.B. Yeats poems set to rapturous rock music widely acclaimed as a career peak.  That was followed in 2013 by Fisherman’s Box, an astonishing six-disc collation of The Waterboys’ epic Irish sessions between 1986 and 1988, released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Fisherman’s Blues.  Now with the Modern Blues album and tour the Waterboys crash thrillingly back into the present with a new sound, a new line-up and, as always, the promise of the unexpected.
The Waterboys
“People should expect the unexpected from The Waterboys,” says Mike Scott. It’s a mission statement which has inspired three decades of compelling musical shape-shifting, and one which yields thrilling results on The Waterboys’ eleventh album, Modern Blues, released in January 2015. 

A freewheeling rock and roll record with a southern soul edge, Modern Blues was recorded in Nashville by a line-up including Muscle Shoals legend David Hood on bass, Austin guitar-slinger Zach Ernst, and Memphis keyboard wizard Brother Paul, all of whom play in the 2015 touring line-up of the band.  They join Mike Scott, Irish electric fiddle great Steve Wickham and ace drummer Ralph Salmins at a time when the relevance and popular reach of The Waterboys has never been greater. 

In 2013 Ellie Goulding scored a top 3 UK hit with their “How Long Will I Love You” and in 2014 Prince performed “The Whole of the Moon”, while Waterboys songs have featured big in recent hit movies About Time, Dom Hemingway and What We Did On Our Holiday.

Modern Blues blows in on the back of the creative momentum built up by The Waterboys over the past few years. The band were at their potent, poetic best on An Appointment with Mr Yeats, the 2010-2012 album and tour of W.B. Yeats poems set to rapturous rock music widely acclaimed as a career peak. 

That was followed in 2013 by Fisherman’s Box, an astonishing six-disc collation of The Waterboys’ epic Irish sessions between 1986 and 1988, released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Fisherman’s Blues.  Now with the Modern Blues album and tour the Waterboys crash thrillingly back into the present with a new sound, a new line-up and, as always, the promise of the unexpected.
27/11/2015 19:00
The Bodyguard, the award-winning musical based on the blockbuster film, is heading to Leicester in 2016. Direct from its smash-hit West End run, the show is coming to De Montfort Hall for two weeks only.Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don't expect is to fall in love.A "brilliant!" (The Times), breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a whole host of Whitney Houston's greatest hits including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, I'm Your Baby Tonight, Run to You, I Have Nothing, Jesus Loves Me, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You."The Bodyguard is the hottest ticket in town." **** Daily Mail*Please note, despite previously advertised listings, Alexandra Burke has not been confirmed to star in this show. We are still awaiting confirmation of cast and will update this information as soon as possible.
The Bodyguard
The Bodyguard, the award-winning musical based on the blockbuster film, is heading to Leicester in 2016. Direct from its smash-hit West End run, the show is coming to De Montfort Hall for two weeks only.

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don't expect is to fall in love.

A "brilliant!" (The Times), breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a whole host of Whitney Houston's greatest hits including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, I'm Your Baby Tonight, Run to You, I Have Nothing, Jesus Loves Me, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.

"The Bodyguard is the hottest ticket in town." **** Daily Mail

*Please note, despite previously advertised listings, Alexandra Burke has not been confirmed to star in this show. We are still awaiting confirmation of cast and will update this information as soon as possible.
15/03/2016 To 26/03/2016