This summer season will include Spoken Word with Blofeld & Baxter: Rogues on the Road, bastions of the beloved Test Match Special, Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter have some tales to tell. The UK’s leading constitutional historian, David Starkey will give a talk about the Tudor period he describes as “the most glorious soap opera”. The popular Guardian columnist Owen Jones will be shining light on a positive way forward in politics.
Comedy this season will include Ireland’s biggest sketch act Foil, Arms and Hog, stand-up comedian Carl Hutchinson will be learning the ropes, Kieran Hodgson will give ‘a warm, funny and seamlessly delivered hour of character comedy’ The Sunday Times. There will also be topically brilliant comedy from James Veitch and relentlessly smiley and star of Live at The Apollo, Mock the Week and 8 out of 10 Cats, Rob Beckett will be giving his brand new show – Mouth of the South.
Families can enjoy fresh from Blue Peter, Greg Foot, giving some very loud bangs and huge flames. You can enjoy a non-stop, highly interactive and energetic show with LazyTown Live on Stage. And the Chinese State Circus will return for a major UK theatre and big top tour in 2016/17.
Music fans enjoy the female vocals of Kate Rusby, The Searchers remarkable career continues, and country performer Nathan Carter will be performing at the Spa Centre’s main stage. For fans of Il Divo or G4, don’t miss the original Brit Award-winning vocal group BLAKE. The timeless repertoire of the Bee Gees will be brought to life with Jive Talkin’ and a brand new theatre experience ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ – will celebrate the music of James Taylor and Carole King.
Throughout this season their will also be National Theatre screenings including A View from the Bridge (Encore) and The Audience (Encore) as well as Branagh Theatre Live – Romeo and Juliet (Live). Unique film events will take place throughout the summer season from Discover Arts.
Our new season brochure will be out from the beginning of April 2016 and you will be able to pick up a copy of the full listings from our Box Office at The Town Hall (NEW opening times 10am-5pm on a Monday & 10am-2pm Tuesday – Saturday.) The Spa Centre is open one hour before shows start. Alternatively visit our website or find us on Facebook and Twitter to catch the latest updates.