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Exciting line-up at the Memorial

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at 10:16 am.

THE Memorial Theatre lineup is jam-packed with music and entertainment for the coming weeks.

Tuesday 10th July 8pm Tom Allen  Absolutely. ‘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 has embarked on his debut solo tour. As seen on Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4’s Just a Minute and News Quiz.

In the last year Tom has supported Sarah Millican around the world, sold out his Edinburgh and London runs and even passed his driving test! Tickets £14.

Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th August 7pm plus 2pm on Saturday

FMTC Spellbound Present Seussical

Seussical is a musical about a little boy called Jojo who is always getting into trouble for letting his imagination run riot! He meets The Cat in the Hat who helps him tell the story of Horton, an elephant in the Jungle of Nool who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos! Horton decides he must protect the speck of dust by placing it on a nearby clover, while at the same time protecting an abandoned egg left to his care by the lazy Mayzie La Bird. Horton tries to convince the other animals in The Jungle of the existence of the Whos, but he is ridiculed and put on trial with only his loyal neighbour, Gertrude McFuzz, believing him. Will Horton save the Whos?

Seussical weaves a story of friendship, loyalty and love and teaches us the power of being unique, and the importance of fighting for what you believe in.

“This is going to be a fantastic show for all the family with amazing musical numbers, hilarious characters, show-stopping choreography and, of course, the stunning Spellbound costumes! Book your tickets and come and find out!” Performances are on 2nd, 3rd August at 7pm and 4th August at 2pm and 7pm. Adult £12, Under 16s £9 all other concessions £11.

Saturday 25th August 7.30pm. Some Guys Have All The Luck – The Rod Stewart Story

Some Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rock’s greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar!

Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail – from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time.

The show includes all the massive hits from Rod’s incredible career, classic rockers like Maggie May, Baby Jane and Da Ya Think I’m Sexy through to big ballads such as Sailing, You’re In My Heart, and Tonight’s The Night as well as favourites from his days with The Faces such as Stay With Me and Twistin’ The Night Away and timeless Motown tunes from the album Soulbook. Tickets £21.50

Saturday 1st September 7.30pm. The Roy Orbison Story – 10 Year Anniversary with Barry Steele and Friends

He’s the man with the sunglasses and the black suit who delivered some of the world’s darkest and most emotional ballads, yet Texas-born Roy Orbison remains one of the most distinctive looking, and sounding performers in modern music, despite dying  30 years ago, leaving others to bring his music to the concert stage.

But Barry Steele, who takes on the role in The Roy Orbison Story, comes with very great credentials and a genuine admiration for the Big “O”. Now he is set to put the rock back into ‘Roy Orbison’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in The Roy Orbison Story 30 Year Special.

Expect what is being billed as an upbeat and contemporary slant on Orbison’s legacy, as Barry Steele and Friends take audiences on a musical journey from the early Sun years right through to the late 1980s, when Orbison was experiencing a huge resurgence in popularity and worked with Bono,  Bruce Springsteen and others including super group the Traveling Wilburys alongside former Beatle George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne.

So get ready for a night of solid gold 60s hits and 80s contemporary genius as the Roy Orbison Story celebrates the musical legacy of The Big O.  As well as the toe tapping sound of the music giant that is Roy Orbison, you’ll hear the fantastic Barry Steele perform songs written by Roy Orbison, but never performed by him!

The production also features chart busting hits originally made famous by the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Jeff Lynne & ELO, George Harrison, Del Shannon and The Spencer Davis Group; Come and see us as there’s plenty of rock with Roy! From Only the Lonely to The Traveling Wilburys, Barry Steele has been stunning audiences across the globe with his uncanny ability to recreate the vocal talents of the legendary Roy Orbison. This unmissable show will take you on a musical journey in time – don’t miss out!   Tickets £21.50

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