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Upcoming theatre and cinema shows at the Theatre...

May 2017

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Century Cinema Presents:
LA LA LAND

5th May

Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress in LA, meets aspiring jazz club owner Sebastian (Ryan Gosling). The couple try to stay together through successes and failures, pursuing their dreams in a city notorious for crushing them.

A joyful, romantic and often very funny musical drama which won 6 Oscars and 8 BAFTA Awards.


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Kast Off Kinks

12th May

Former members of the legendary band The Kinks, back together playing great music and re-living the good times, keeping the songs alive that made The Kinks a household name. This great line-up features Mick Avory (the original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), John Dalton (bass/vocals, Kinks 60’s & 70’s), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 80’s & 90’s and still with Ray Davies) with Dave Clarke (guitar/vocals, formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding & Tim Rose). Not to be missed!


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Vienna Festival Ballet Presents:
Cinderella SOLD OUT

19th May

Vienna Festival Ballet is proud to present the classic tale of Cinderella, one of the best-known rags-to-riches fairy tales of all time.

A mistreated young girl, a glass slipper, two comical ugly step-sisters and a handsome prince combine to make the perfect piece of story-telling.

This event is brought to you by Performing Arts @ Century Theatre, supported by North West Leicestershire District Council.

 

North West Leicestershire District Council Leicestershire County Council

 

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By arrangement with The Tommy Cooper Estate & Vicky Cooper Hambledon Produc Presents:
JUST LIKE THAT! THE TOMMY COOPER SHOW

20th May

By arrangement with The Tommy Cooper Estate and Vicky Cooper Hambledon Productions and Museum of Comedy Proudly Present

JUST LIKE THAT! THE TOMMY COOPER SHOW - A laugh-a-minute extravaganza that comedy fans of all ages simply can’t miss – just like that!

Written by and Starring John Hewer


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Sally Barker & Brooks Williams

26th May

It’s obvious when there is a spark between two musicians and this collaboration between two classy and versatile singer songwriters is something special. They met when Brooks was making his latest album ‘My Turn Now’ on which Sally did some guest vocals, there was an instant connection. They have both had a long and varied career which reflects in their repertoire and easy nature of their song writing and music making.


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ITS Promotions Presents:
Into the Shadows

27th May

 

 

Into the Shadows recreate the unique sound of The Shadows.

Among their hits were Wonderful Land, Guitar Tango, Frightened City, Dance On, FBI, Atlantis and Man of Mystery, with their first number one hit ‘Apache' still recognised as being one of the most iconic instrumental records of all time.

Included in the show, are many of the early Cliff and The Shadows vocal numbers.

In this year's show, there are many new numbers, including Cavatina, Don't Cry For Me Argentina and well known Cliff number’s, written and produced by The Shadows.

Come along and relive and enjoy those wonderful memories, from the magical 60’s!!

 

 


June 2017

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The Festival Players Presents:
TEECHERS

2nd, 3rd June

Teechers by John Godber

Welcome to Whitewall High School... where anything can happen in a drama lesson! Three students, Salty, Gail and Hobby put on an end-of-term play about the trials and tribulations of their new Drama teacher, Mr Nixon, as he tries to deal with staff and pupils alike. Meet Mr Basford, the deputy head, Doug the caretaker, Oggy Moxon, the school bully, the legendary Barry Wobshall and a host of other colourful characters.


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Leicester College Presents:
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

9th June

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the teens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. 

Music & lyrics by William Finn        Book by Rachel Sheinkin       Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Additional material by Jay Reiss, Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine

Originally produced on Broadway by David Stone, James L Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, Barrington Stage Co. Second Stage Theatre

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEPH WEINBERGER LTD on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York

 


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Baroque Theatre Company Presents:
COMEDY TRIPLE BILL

24th June

Three fast-paced, one act plays giving fun-seeking audiences a full and entertaining evening;

Last Tango in Little Grimley (by David Tristram)

A Jolly Sinister Jape (by Elliot Strange)

Last Panto in Little Grimley (by David Tristram)


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The Desford Colliery Band Summer Special

25th June

Enjoy an evening of Music with all your favourite melodies performed by The Desford Colliery Band


July 2017

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Century Cinema Presents:
The Time of Their Lives

14th July

THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES is a feel-good character-driven comedy starring Golden Globe-winner Dame Joan Collins, BAFTA-winner Pauline Collins, and Italian heartthrob Franco Nero. 

Determined to gatecrash her ex-lover’s funeral on the glamorous French hideaway of Îe-de-Ré, former Hollywood siren Helen (Joan Collins) escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla (Pauline Collins), a repressed English housewife stuck in a dwindling marriage.


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Century Cinema Presents:
LEGO: Batman Movie (U)

21st July

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.


August 2017

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Century Cinema Presents:
SING (U)

11th August

Sing follows the journey of a koala, Buster Moon, and his friend, Eddie the sheep, who hope to restore the glory of Buster's movie theatre by having a singing competition to raise money. The town full of anthropomorphic animals audition for the show. Among those who audition include an overworked pig and her partner, a gambling mouse, a punk porcupine

 


September 2017

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Acorah Productions Presents:
Derek Acorah: Whispers From Heaven Tour

8th September

Derek Acorah is one of the foremost names in the world of Psychic Phenomena, as well as a celebrity, author and performer like no other. The pioneer for Spiritualism and Mediumship on television, he is arguably the world’s most renowned Spirit Medium having demonstrated to many hundreds of thousands of people in theatres throughout the UK. Where Derek goes, others follow.


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Fleetwood Bac

9th September

MAC ARE BAC

FLEETWOOD BAC are the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, the only Mac tribute to authentically replicate the classic 'Rumours' line-up.


Over the last few years they have received rave reviews from 'The Stage' newspaper, the U.K.s leading Fleetwood Mac fansites, the official Stevie Nicks website; and from ecstatic audiences wherever the band played, wowing audiences as far afield as Dubai, St. Tropez, the Cayman Islands and Monte Carlo, and twice selling out the world-famous Minack Theatre in Cornwall.

 Fleetwood Bac have also been rated by The Times newspaper as one of the U.K.'s top 5 tributes, alongside The Bootleg Beatles, Bjorn Again and the Counterfeit Stones.


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Off the Kerb Productions Presents:
Tom Allen: Absolutely

30th September

 'Catch him now and you'll be able to tell people how you saw him before he was famous' The Telegraph

 

The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley, Tom Allen embarks on his debut solo tour this autumn.


October 2017

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OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS Presents:
Kerry Godliman: Stick or Twist

14th October

Kerry Godliman is back on tour.  Her straight talking brand of quick wit and bewilderment will be covering more of life’s anomalies. Why is there a Buddha at the garden centre? Why collect her children’s teeth?  And even though she can't stand aubergines, why is it her favourite emoji? There’s loads to get sorted. Be there. She’ll do all the talking.


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Adam Z. Robinson in association with Little Mighty Presents:
THE BOOK OF DARKNESS & LIGHT

28th October

Legend has it that there was once a book of stories so strange and horrifying that it had to be buried. Hidden. Laid to rest. Now, you are invited to discover the secrets of The Book of Darkness &Light ... if you dare ………


November 2017

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The Counterfeit Seventies

3rd November

 

Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show they now bring you their unique Seventies show from a decade of glam rock through to new wave music, and everything in between. Featuring the music of Slade, Sweet, T.Rex, The Bay City Rollers and many, many more, they will take you through a rollercoaster ride of the biggest 70’s hits.


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Lesley Smith appearing as Katherine Swynford

10th November

Lesley Smith appearing as Katherine Swynford

Katherine Swynford, who was mistress and wife of John of Gaunt, son of King Edward III. The love story of Katherine and John in and around the mid to late 14th century is one of the most powerful and enduring in English history. Their descendants have been Kings and Queens of Scotland and England, from the Mid 15th century to our own Queen. This is a romantic tale of knights in shining armour, beautiful ladies and most of all - romance.

 

 


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The Faaaabulous Ceri Dupree Show

11th November

The FAAAAAAABULOUS Ceri Dupree is back on the road with his One Man, 21 woman show. Presenting a glamorous evening of hysterical comedy, amazing vocal impersonations and jaw dropping, eye popping costumes. You could meet Adele, Cher, Joan Collins, Lady Ga Ga, Bjork, Shirley Bassey, Camilla and even the Queen! Ceri brings them all lovingly to life with a touch of Las Vegas class rarely seen in the UK today


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Little Chix

25th November

Introducing Britain’s brightest new tribute act, Little Chix. This amazing new act brings together intricate four part harmonies and high-energy dance routines. The fully choreographed show features all of Little Mix’s current hits as well as unique renditions of their X Factor performances, mixed with some of today’s top chart hits and features tracks to appeal to all ages and tastes.


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Blonde Sheep Events Ltd Presents:
Tony Stockwell: Psychic Medium

28th November

Tony Stockwell, Psychic Medium

Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and always humorous

The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Private Psychic Eyes and 6ixth Sense, Tony Stockwell demonstrates his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones with detailed messages all delivered with emotion, sensitivity and empathy. The evening may include psychometry, photographs readings and psychic prediction. We hope that nobody can fail to come away untouched by the experience.

 


December 2017

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Jimi Hendrix & Cream performed by Voodoo Room

1st December

The Ultimate Double Bill - Jimi Hendrix & Cream performed live by Voodoo Room


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The PANTO Company Presents:
ALADDIN

7th, 8th, 9th, 10th December

A panto classic!

Will the evil Abanazer convince Aladdin to enter The Cave Of A Thousand Dreams and fetch the lamp? Will Princess Jasmine find the boy of her dreams? And will Widow Twankey finally wear something that doesn't look like an explosion in a paint factory?


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