Su Pollard – Still Fully Charged

For 50 years the legendary Su Pollard has delighted audiences, starring in the nation’s best-known TV shows and on stages around the globe in some of the world’s most-loved musicals.

From humble beginnings on TV’s Opportunity Knocks (where she came second to a singing dog), through her years as Maplin’s chalet maid Peggy in the hit BBC TV series Hi-de-Hi!, to her West End and national touring roles in Godspell, Annie, and Little Shop of Horrors, and her more recent TV appearances on Celebrity Masterchef, Gimme Gimme Gimme, and Would I Lie To You?- it’s been an action-packed half-century of sheer entertainment. And she’s only getting started!

Su’s new one-woman show Still Fully Charged brings a national treasure face-to-face with an adoring public to celebrate the amazing characters she has been fortunate enough to play, the incredible friends and colleagues she met along the way, and the staggering range of music she has performed and recorded throughout her illustrious career.

So join Su for an evening of hilarious stories from 50 years in show business, featuring songs from the shows, backstage secrets from her diaries, and maybe even the appearance of one or two familiar characters!

Accompanied live on stage by her musical director Steven Edis, Su Pollard (winner of the 2023 Panto Award for Lifetime Achievement and the 1988 award for Rear of the Year) is here to show that she’s Still Fully Charged and still ready for: ‘Action!’

An Evening With Jimmy Tarbuck

After more than 60 years at the very top of his profession Jimmy Tarbuck OBE relives many of the most iconic moments of a life on stage and screen.
Featuring a huge collection of anecdotes and video clips highlighting a fabulously glittering career, from going to school with John Lennon to playing golf with Bing Crosby and of course his rise to fame hosting Sunday Night at the London Palladium.
Stories that retell the incredible journey of a true national treasure.

 

Aled Jones – Full Circle

Prepare to hear Aled Jones as you’ve never heard him before. He was the boy treble who captivated the world with his angelic voice. Selling over seven million albums, Aled was the original, classical crossover star. His recording of Walking in the Air, from the animated film The Snowman, firmly established him as a household name and he has become an integral part of the nation’s festivities. Equally at home on the classical stage, or starring in musical theatre productions in London West End, his credits include lead roles in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. As a singer, Aled is in demand globally and has performed in the world’s most iconic venues, from London’s Royal Albert Hall to the Sydney Opera House. A favourite with the Royal Family, he even gave a private performance to King Charles III in Kensington Palace. He is an award-winning television broadcaster and radio presenter who’s interviewed hundreds of A-List stars over the years. He heads up BBC’s Songs of Praise and his own Saturday and Sunday morning shows on Classic FM. Now, after 40 years in the business, he’s looking back on a remarkable career with a one-man show, that will feature never-before-heard music, tales from the decades and for the first time, his story told in his own words. It’s time to come Full Circle.

Stafford Shakespeare: Backstage Tours

All the world’s a stage (or at least a backstage tour).

Join Mike Groves, Stafford Shakespeare Producer, as he discusses the process of putting our staple production together from concept to reality.

Enjoy a backstage tour and tread the boards of our Twelfth Night set – then enjoy a complimentary hot drink in our coffee bar.

Places are extremely limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

 

Dr. Louise Newson: Hormones and Menopause – The Great Debate

Dr Louise Newson, leading medical expert on menopause and hormones, is embarking on her inaugural UK theatre tour accompanied by Dublin-based comedian Anne Gildea.

“Hormones and Menopause – The Great Debate” aims to educate and challenge misconceptions about menopause and advocate for better healthcare for women.

Described as “the medic who kick-started the menopause revolution”, Dr Louise has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of women and their families through her pioneering work as a GP and menopause specialist.

Her advice on HRT, as well as lifestyle factors like exercise, diet, and sleep, has revolutionised the health and well-being of so many women.

Known for her gut-busting, honest and informative comedy, Anne is a founding member of the iconic Irish musical-comedy trio, The Nualas.

She will bring humour and a unique perspective, while Louise’s knowledge will allow women to make informed decisions about their health, whilst at the same time educating the rest of the family, including men.

An evening of learning and laughter, the duo are set to captivate, educate and entertain.

VIP Tickets available: £53.00 – All VIP ticket holders will be given the exclusive opportunity to have a meet and greet with Dr Louise, in an intimate setting prior to the show.

On arrival you will receive a complimentary refreshment, a signed copy of Louise’s book and free goodie bag.

 

Psychic Sally

The nation’s favourite psychic is back on tour! Sally has been wowing theatre audiences
young and old around the world for over 12 years. Her show will have you on the edge of
your seat, as she continues to bring mediumship into the 21st century. Whether you know
her from her hit TV series, through watching her on Celebrity Big Brother or reading one of
her best-selling books, there is nothing quite like seeing Sally live on stage.

Sally explains: “My tour has become a way of life for me, as I’m getting older my abilities as
a medium are stronger than ever, so to be able to pass messages on to the audiences
around the country is a huge privilege, as well as a pleasure. I call every message validated
a ‘wonder moment’. So take your seats, relax, be open minded and ready to come forward if
you think the message is for you.”

With Sally’s love, laughter and warmth, this show is a unique evening 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.

PP Arnold – Soul Survivor – An Intimate Evening of Music and Conversation

PP Arnold is the Soul Survivor. Her story is one of musical highs, personal lows, and that extraordinary voice. She joined Ike and Tina Turner Reveue at the age of 17 then arrived in London in 1966 to support The Rolling Stones. Mick Jagger persuaded her to stay in London as a solo artist and the rest is history. During a five-decade career, she’s worked with everyone from Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, the Small Faces, Nick Drake and Barry Gibb to Peter Gabriel, Roger Waters, the KLF, Paul Weller and Primal Scream. To follow the publication of her autobiography, she’s on the road with jaw-dropping stories from her remarkable life in a beautiful, intimate evening, peppered with song.

Ronnie, Reggie and Me – Fred Dinenage

The definitive insight into the real life of Britain’s most notorious gangsters, from their trusted official biographer.

For decades they were feared as the ultimate criminal gang lords of the London underworld, but their reign of terror came crashing to an end when in 1969 both Ronnie and Reggie Kray were given life sentences by a judge at the Old Bailey. Reggie went on to serve decades in some of the toughest prisons in the country, while Ronnie became a patient at Broadmoor with an insanity that was only kept under control by massive doses of drugs.

TV legend Fred Dinenage was chosen by the twins to tell their official story, and he became one of the very few people allowed into their inner circle. Fred gained an unparalleled insight into the real lives of the legendary kings of crime, and in this show he reveals stories and situations for the first time that have never been told publicly before.

Join Fred in person as he discloses what it was like to venture into some of Britain’s toughest institutions and meet the most foreboding twins in criminal history, who other journalists just couldn’t get close to.

You’ll hear stories that will fascinate and intrigue, while learning about the gritty reality of being a gangster in the criminal underworld of the swinging 60s, from the only man they trusted to tell their tale.

Gatehouse Theatre Tour

NEW DATES ADDED: Book early as places are limited and all tours so far have sold out.

Join us for a backstage tour of the Gatehouse Theatre!

Our expert guides will reveal the story of Stafford’s magical venue from its beginnings as the historic Borough Hall right up to the modern day.

There’s a chance to see the dressing rooms, hear about how shows are put together, the stars that have played here and take a peek at our famous Green Room window wall and its dozens of famous autographs.

You might even get to meet some of our residents ghosts!

Places are limited to 10 and the tour involves some stairs so please bear this in mind when booking.

Includes a hot drink and scone in the coffee shop within the ticket price!

 

The Real Manhunter – Live

Writer, broadcaster and former murder detective DCI Colin Sutton takes you through his career – from cracking cold cases and chasing serial killers, to writing books and making TV shows.

He led many of the most high-profile and successful murder investigations of his generation, and although he’ll forever be associated with the arrest and conviction of serial killer Levi Bellfield and ‘Night Stalker’ Delroy Grant, his career was so much more.

As portrayed by Martin Clunes in the hit ITV real-crime drama Manhunt, meet the real DCI Sutton and hear how he tracked down some of Britain’s most notorious killers.