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Coming up at the Memorial Elkie Brooks, Alan Titchmarsh, Marty Wilde, Joel Dommett and the Band of HM Royal Marines

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THEMemorial Theatre has a busy line-up of music and entertainment for the coming months.

Friday 14th February 7.30pm- Elkie Brooks Live in Concert. Long before the end of a live show and the frequent standing ovations that accompany it, there comes a point where Elkie does something so amazing that it leaves her audience almost spellbound.  It could be a particularly emotional rendition of one of her ballads, a powerhouse blues vocal or one of her trademark impossibly long notes that leaves the audience mesmerised.

Elkie will be performing her biggest hits including “Pearl’s A Singer”, “Lilac Wine”, “Fool (If You think It’s Over)”, Don’t Cry Out Loud” and “No More The Fool” as well as many more from her recent hit album “Elkie Brooks – Pearls – The Very Best Of”. www. elkiebrooks.com. £29.50.

Thursday 20th February  7.30pm- An Evening with Alan Titchmarsh – Trowel & Error. To describe Alan as a national treasure would not do his talents justice.  A gardener, a poet, an excellent and innovative TV presenter, a writer of non-fiction and a novelist, he is an immensely creative and empathetic man. Such a richness of ability might be scary but in Alan, readers and viewers have found a friend. In fact, there is a rumour that his waxwork at Madame Tussaud’s has to have lipstick smudges wiped off every fortnight!  

Alan will showcase all his talents wrapped up in a bundle of glorious anecdotes and enlightening “tales from his life on earth”. £26.

Friday 28th February 7.30pm. An opportunity to experience, live on stage, one of Rock’n’Roll’s original pioneers. Marty Wilde, whose career began in 1957, was amongst the very first British singers to play a leading role in the early formative and groundbreaking Rock’n’Roll years. He is also one of the few still performing in the world today.

Playing his many hits – combined with a host of magical songs from that wonderful era – Marty and his fabulous band, The Wildcats, will take you on a trip down Memory Lane and guide you through some of the most exciting musical periods that this country has ever experienced.

A fantastic evening awaits all ages! Enjoy this musical roller coaster of a show, which has become one of the most acclaimed on the circuit today. £25.

Saturday 7th March 8pm – Joel Dommett – Unapologetic (If That’s Okay?) Join Joel as he brings you bang up to date on his life since his last live show! He has become a regular face on TV, from being a finalist in 2016’s I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (ITV), to then hosting ITV2’s I’m a Celebrity Extra Camp alongside Scarlett Moffatt and Joe Swash. He starred in two series of the critically-acclaimed Comedy Central show Joel and Nish VS the World, is the co-host of ITV2’s new dating show Singletown and he’s the presenter of the new Saturday Night ITV international smash The Masked Singer.

The start of 2019 saw Joel release a 30-minute stand-up special for Netflix as part of a global comedy event Comedians of the World. He has also achieved a place on the Sunday Times’ Bestseller list with his book It’s Not Me It’s Them which was recently released in paperback.

14+ (Parental guidance) Likely to be swearing and adult content.

Saturday 14th March 7.30pm – The Band of HM Royal Marines. In 2020 the Frome Royal Naval Association celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Royal Marines Band concerts at the Memorial Theatre.

Organisers say, “This fundraising event has supported various activities in the area including local Sea Cadet unit TS Achilles. This has been possible because of the vision and hard work of one man, Shipmate Ken Ring; we are determined to continue with the gift he left behind. 

“We invite the people of Frome who have supported us over the last 24 years to join us again and bring along a friend to experience this wonderful evening of music, pomp and humour.” Tickets £18.

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