Volatile History of Chemistry

Volatile history of chemistry is an interactive time traveling adventure through the history of chemistry. Starting with Marie and Pierre Curie and ending with the notable Robert Boyle using audience participation and fantastic demonstrations of our performers will take the audience on an explosive journey to learn about some of the most important laws of chemistry and the people that invented them.

This interactive workshop is for any teenager who has an interest in how chemicals work, and want to find out more in a fun and non-formal environment.

Please when booking can you select one ticket for the child, and one for any accompanying adults. Any child under the age of 18 must have an accompanying adult present.

Marti Pellow: Pellow Talk

“You’ve never seen me like this before. You’ve never been this close. I’m inviting you to spend an intimate evening with me – think of it as coming back to my place for a night of stories and songs.”
Pellow Talk is a chance to learn all about me, not just as a singer and songwriter with Wet Wet Wet, but as a boy and a man. It’s a chance to understand the DNA of the hits that we’ve listened to and loved over the years. The evening will be wrapped in music, from songs you know to ones you’ll get to know. There’ll be laughter as we travel from the banks of the River Clyde to the top of the charts, then onto Broadway and beyond. There’ll be no mask and no character. This is me, Marti, stepping out of the shadows, speaking directly to you.
The invitation is there. I hope you come and spend some time with me. Enough living has been done for a life to unfold. Enough years have passed for a story to be told.”

Super VIP/Meet and Greet tickets (Rows D,E,F) – £75 This includes a pre-show Meet and Greet opportunity with great seats and a goody bag.
VIP tickets – £45 This includes good seats and a tour goody bag. (Rows G,H,I).
Standard tickets £30.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to book online, call 01785 619080 for the Box Office.

Dr Richard Shepherd ‘Unnatural Causes’ 2022 Tour

Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd. A detective in his own right, who has solved the mystery of sudden and unexplained deaths as he takes to the road in 2022, following his hugely successful 2021 theatre tour. Dr Shepherded has performed over 23,000 autopsies, including some of the most high-profile cases of recent times; the Hungerford Massacre, the Princess Diana inquiry, and 9/11. He has faced serial killers, natural disaster, ‘perfect murders’ and freak accidents. His evidence has put killers behind bars, freed the innocent, and turned open-and-shut cases on their heads. Yet all this has come at a huge personal cost. Join Dr Richard Shepherd for an evening which promise to be utterly fascinating. ‘Unnatural Causes’ will tell the story of not only the cases and bodies that have haunted Doctor Shepherd the most, but also how to live a life steeped in death.
Age Guidance 16+

A Knight with Sir Geoffrey Boycott

There’s no-one quite like Sir Geoffrey Boycott.
And even though you think you might know everything about him, here’s your chance to learn about the REAL man behind that gruff Yorkshire exterior. Join this one-off knight of the realm for an evening of pure cricket indulgence, as he outlines his own career, his views on the game past and present and, well, anything else that strikes him as important. Forthright. honest views, hilarious anecdotes, personal film footage from an incredible career and a chance for the audience to ask Sir Geoffrey their own questions. As ever, this cricket event is being run in aid of the Professional Cricketers’ Association and we raise money from the evening for the Professional Cricketers’ Trust.

Joanna Trollope

Joanna Trollope has been writing for over thirty years and is well known for her enormously successful contemporary works of fiction. She has been described as one of the most insightful chroniclers and social commentators writing fiction today.

After winning a scholarship to Oxford University, Joanna joined the Foreign Office and then became a teacher of English. She began writing ‘to fill the long spaces after the children had gone to bed’ and for many years combined her writing career with working as a teacher.
She is now the author of over 20 highly acclaimed and bestselling novels, including The Rector’s Wife, Marrying the Mistress, Daughters in Law and City of Friends.
Join her as part of the Stafford Literature Festival for a vivid and fascinating discussion of her work.

Presented in association with Clive Conway Productions

Photo credit: Barker Evans

SIMON PARKER: A Night of Adventure – Cycling 3,500 Miles Around Pandemic Britain

Join award-winning travel writer and broadcaster Simon Parker as he shares his fascinating story – one you won’t want to miss.
Simon Parker is an award-winning travel writer and broadcaster who has reported from well over 100 countries by the age of 34 for the BBC, The Telegraph and Amazon Prime. In this multimedia presentation of short films, photos, audio clips and anecdotes he talks about cycling 3,427 miles around ‘Pandemic Britain’ during 2020 and 2021.
He travelled to the furthest corners of Britain, including Shetland, Scilly, the Highlands, Cumbria and the North York Moors to find out how the pandemic had impacted people of all backgrounds. This is a ground level portrait of Britain, with dozens of unique stories. Farmers, fishermen, artists and musicians. Young, old, rich and poor.

Snooker Greats

Come and join Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor as they recreate the match that gripped a nation – the 1985 World Snooker Final. A record-breaking 18.5m TV viewers stayed up to watch the legendary match and this is your chance to see the rematch with snooker royalty as we recreate the final frame from that special night.
Snooker legend John Virgo is your host and referee for an evening guaranteed to include his famed, hilarious snooker impressions. A night not to be missed, there will also be a Q&A, providing you with the opportunity to pose the questions you always wanted to ask. . . .
A limited number of VIP meet and greet tickets are available. Please check with the box office for availability when booking your seats.