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December 2021

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Dick Whittington

Friday 3rd December 2021 to Sunday 9th January 2022

Starring BRIAN CAPRON alongside BRADLEY THOMPSON, Join our much loved hero Dick Whittington for the purr-fect family adventure as he seeks fame and fortune alongside his trusty feline friend.

Breakfast With Santa - Saturday 4th December - SOLD OUT!

Saturday 4th December at 9.30am

Since 1944 Breakfast with Santa has been a family tradition in The Plaza Café and this festive season it returns for you and your little ones to enjoy.

Breakfast With Santa - Saturday 11th December - SOLD OUT!

Saturday 11th December at 9.30am

Since 1944 Breakfast with Santa has been a family tradition in The Plaza Café and this festive season it returns for you and your little ones to enjoy.

Breakfast With Santa - Saturday 18th December - SOLD OUT!

Saturday 18th December at 9.30am

Since 1944 Breakfast with Santa has been a family tradition in The Plaza Café and this festive season it returns for you and your little ones to enjoy.

January 2022

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Dick Whittington

Friday 3rd December 2021 to Sunday 9th January 2022

Starring BRIAN CAPRON alongside BRADLEY THOMPSON, Join our much loved hero Dick Whittington for the purr-fect family adventure as he seeks fame and fortune alongside his trusty feline friend.

THE GREEN ROOM: A CELEBRATION OF FATHER TED WITH JOE ROONEY

Thursday 13th January at 7.45pm

Join us in celebrating one of the best sitcoms of all time as we welcome Joe Rooney to our venue for a night of all things Father Ted!

Divorced, Beheaded, Died: An Audience With King Henry VIII

Friday 14th January at 7.30pm

‘The year is 1544 and King Henry, the Eighth of that name, is engaged upon Royal Progress about his Realm; and has halted here to afford his Loyal Subjects the opportunity to have 'audience' with their Sovereign Lord and King.

Mike Sweeney's 60's Classics

Saturday 15th January at 7.30pm

Together with special guest Ray Ennis (the original Swinging Blue Jeans), broadcasting legend Mike Sweeney takes to the stage in a show packed with the very best of 60s music!

Behind The Scenes Tour - January 2022

Wednesday 19th January at 11.00am

Join us for our popular Behind The Scenes Tours for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport's magnificent 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

Romesh Ranganathan – The Cynic’s Mixtape

Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd January at 8.00pm

Romesh is back with a brand new show ‘The Cynic’s Mixtape’, his most brutally honest show yet. Age Guidance: Strictly 14+ Likely To Be Swearing And Adult Content.

A Bit Of A Carry On

Sunday 23rd January at 7.30pm

Darling Buds of May actor Tyler Butterworth tells the funny, moving and unashamedly nostalgic story of his much-loved parents, the nation’s first female TV impressionist Janet Brown, and the inimitable Carry On star Peter Butterworth.

Banff Mountain Film Festival (Cert 12A) - Red Programme

Wednesday 26th January at 7.30pm

Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival!

Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest…

Thursday 27th January at 8.00pm

Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.

Dave Spikey – A Funny Thing Happened….I shot Derek Rigby

Friday 28th January at 7.30pm

Funny things happen at home, at work, out shopping, at the Vets, in Prison, out with his eccentric Gran and in Hong Kong - obviously. Dave’s comedy radar has always instinctively drawn him to these small out-of-the-ordinary events...

Hits Out Of Hell – The Meat Loaf Songbook

Saturday 29th January at 7.30pm

The World’s premier show in tribute to Meatloaf, featuring the Ultimate ‘Dead Ringer’ to Meatloaf Craig Halford as seen on ITV’s ‘Stars in their eyes’ and Channel 4’s ‘The Last Leg’.

Whitney - Queen Of The Night

Sunday 30th January at 7.30pm

Whitney - Queen of the Night is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time.

February 2022

The Green Room: Simon Kempston

Wednesday 2nd February at 7.30pm

Scottish singer-songwriter and leading acoustic fingerstyle guitarist Simon Kempston has toured the world performing his highly original, contemporary acoustic folk/blues songs and music, and is a unique talent.

The Green Room: The Dear Boys

Thursday 3rd February at 7.45pm

Hailing form the upper echelons of society, the Dear Boys - a pair of fine chaps indeed - have made it their life's work to bring to the masses their own brand of Cowardesque capers. Noel Coward that is!

Off The Kerb Presents: Jack Dee – Off The Telly

Friday 4th February at 8.00pm

Join Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment (food and beverages not included) in his new stand-up tour.

That'll Be The Day - 35th Anniversary

Sunday 6th February 2022 at 7.00pm

That’ll be the Day reaches another milestone this year as it celebrates its 35th anniversary!

Phil McIntyre Live Ltd Proudly Presents – Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible

Thursday 10th February at 7.30pm

One man. One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really. Him with the shirts from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Radio 4.

The Ultimate Boy Band Party Show

Friday 11th February at 7.30pm

With combined record sales of over 500 million The Ultimate Boy Band Party Show takes us to the naughty 90’s with ‘5 Bad Boys with the power to Rock You’ as they perform over 30 number one hits from all your favorite Boy Bands.

Wrestling

Saturday 12th February at 6.30pm

Join us for some high flying, hard hitting, body slam mayhem as professional wrestling returns to The Stockport Plaza for an evening the whole family will enjoy.

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Film: The Lost Boys - Cert 15

Sunday 13th February at 7.30pm

Two new-in-town brothers discover a local gang of motorcycle youths (including a young Kiefer Sutherland) are more undead than alive.

Valentine Film: Casablanca (Cert U)

Monday 14th February - Screenings at 11am & 7.30pm / Pre Screen Dining Available from 6.00pm

St Valentine's Day is always that bit more romantic when celebrated at The Plaza with one of the greatest love stories of all time presented on the giant silver screen.

The Wizard of Oz

Tuesday 15th February at 2.30pm & 6.30pm

Click your heels, clap your hands and enjoy an adventure Over the Rainbow as we’re off to see… The Wizard of Oz at The Stockport Plaza.

Behind The Scenes Tour - February 2022

Wednesday 16th February at 11.00am

Join us for our popular Behind The Scenes Tours for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport's magnificent 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

Spirit Of The Blitz

Thursday 17th February at 2.30pm

To celebrate this very special anniversary, we open the 1940s songbook for a tribute to the legendary stars who kept us smiling through our darkest days. Spirit Of The Blitz recaptures the tenacious optimism of war-torn Britain on the long road towards peace.

Chris Ramsey – 20/20 – Brand New Stand-Up Show

Friday 18th February at 7.30pm

Critically acclaimed comedian Chris Ramsey is hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour yet. Having filled venues across the country including The Newcastle Metro Arena (twice) don’t miss your chance to catch him live on stage while you can.

Back to Bacharach

Sunday 20th February at 7.30pm

Back To Bacharach is an exciting production, touring throughout the UK featuring some of the finest West End vocalists, accompanied by the amazing "Magic Moments Orchestra", recreating Burt Bacharach's timeless masterpieces.

Jason Fox: Life At The Limit

Monday 21st February at 7.30pm

Ex-special forces soldier, star of TV’s SAS: Who Dares Wins, Inside The Real Narcos and author of The Number One Bestseller Battle Scars; Jason Fox will bring to the stage and on tour for the first time the remarkable story of his daring exploits in a distinguished career as an elite operator in the UK Special Forces (SBS).

Friends! - The Musical Parody

Tuesday 22nd February at 7.30pm

Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of the group of 20-something pals we love from the hit TV show as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990’s Manhattan.

The Magic of Motown

Wednesday 23rd February at 7.30pm

Celebrating 60 magical years of Motown, immerse yourself in the sound of a generation as The Magic of Motown returns to the stage!

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Animals and Friends - Farewell Tour

Thursday 24th February at 7.30pm

The Animals were one of the most iconic Pop, Rhythm and Blues bands of the 1960’s. Now on their Farewell Tour, Hear all the hits and more, songs from Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker, etc.

Oh What A Night!

Friday 25th February at 7.30pm

OH WHAT A NIGHT! takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Luther

Saturday 26th February at 7.30pm

The World’s premier show in celebration of ‘The Velvet Voice’ experience all the hits from his amazing career, culminating over 40 million album sales and eight Grammy awards.

An Evening With....Hermans Hermits

Sunday 27th February at 7.30pm

Herman’s Hermits, one of the biggest selling bands of the 60’s, not just in the UK, but around the World make a welcome return to The Stockport Plaza.

March 2022

The Retro Rock Show

Thursday 3rd March at 7.30pm

The RETRO Rock Show is a live 2-hour extravaganza of the greatest rock songs and power ballads of the 70’s 80’s and 90’s!

UK Pink Floyd Experience

Friday 4th March at 7.30pm

Celebrating over 50 years of one of rock’s most influential bands, this highly authentic show recreates the atmosphere of Floyd.

Showaddywaddy

Saturday 5th March at 7.30pm

‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decades!

Menopause The Musical 2

Wednesday 9th March at 7.30pm

Starring Crissy Rock (Benidorm), Nicole Barber-Lane (Hollyoaks), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty), and Nicki French (Eurovision), it’s our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause.

The Green Room: Siobhan Phillips

Thursday 10th March at 7.30pm

Siobhan Phillips recently wowed audiences as the only female finalist in Britain’s Got Talent 2019. Described as “the love child of Peter Kay and Victoria Wood”, her hilarious self-penned songs really struck a chord with the nation, who could totally relate to a selection of her observational daft ditties.

Michael Starring Ben

Friday 11th March at 7.30pm

Take a journey back in time to remember Michael Jackson – the man, the music and the magic.

TJ Higgs

Friday 18th March at 7.30pm

TJ Higgs is well known for her passion In bringing peace of mind and resolution to those grieving for their departed and allowing those in spirit to demonstrate their continued love and caring.

Some Guys Have All The Luck

Sunday 20th March at 7.30pm

Over 50 years since the release of Rod’s first album, Some Guys Have All The Luck – The Rod Stewart Story is back in theatres with a brand new show, bringing to the stage a fantastic live concert celebration of one of rock music’s most successful artistes of all time.

Dara Ó Briain: So, Where Were We?

Thursday 24th March at 8.00pm

Dara Ó Briain is back on tour, with a brand new show!

Romiley Operatic Society Presents: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

Tuesday 29th March to Saturday 2nd April - Evenings at 7.15pm & Saturday Matinee at 2.15pm

This rescheduled production is bursting with the energy of the original MGM film, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical.

April 2022

Romiley Operatic Society Presents: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

Tuesday 29th March to Saturday 2nd April - Evenings at 7.15pm & Saturday Matinee at 2.15pm

This rescheduled production is bursting with the energy of the original MGM film, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical.

Sun Records The Concert

Sunday 3rd April at 7.30pm

SUN RECORDS Where Rock'n'Roll Was Born - the Official Sun Records Concert Show. The label that brought you Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Rufus Thomas and scores more rockin' pioneers, comes to life live on stage.

Jimmy Buckley in Concert with special guest Claudia

Tuesday 5th April at 7.30pm

Jimmy Buckley is without a doubt one of Ireland's best loved And most respected performers.. Jimmy has enjoyed many years at the top of his profession and received numerous awards including the prestigious Entertainer of the year in the RTE music awards.

What’s Love Got To Do With It? – A Tribute To Tina Turner

Wednesday 6th April at 7.30pm

Tina Turner fans should get ready to party as the smash hit touring show What’s Love Got To Do With It? arrives in Stockport in the second year of its massive UK tour. What's Love Got To Do With It? is a joyous show celebrating the music of the incredible Tina Turner.

The Manfreds

Saturday 9th April at 7.30pm

Paul Jones, with his unique harmonica sound, will be joined by Mike Hugg on keyboards, Tom McGuinness on guitar, Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass, and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute.

Easter Pantomime: Mother Goose

Friday 15th to Monday 18th April

Crack open a Golden Egg this Easter when the sensational team who produce our Christmas Pantomime create Easter magic here at The Plaza with the firm family favourite MOTHER GOOSE!

Behind The Scenes Tour - April 2022

Wednesday 20th April at 11.00am

Join us for our popular Behind The Scenes Tours for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport's magnificent 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

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Film: High Society (Cert U)

Thursday 21st April at 11.00am and 7.30pm

Join us for this 1956 Classic starring Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby.

Genesis Connected

Friday 22nd April at 7.30pm

Genesis Connected is a tribute show celebrating the Hits of Genesis and the biggest selling connected acts including Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics.

Alan Carr - Regional Trinket

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April at 8.00pm

Alan’s back on the road with a brand-new stand-up show ‘Regional Trinket’.

The Cavern Beatles

Tuesday 26th April at 7.30pm

With their widespread appeal being more apparent than ever in the varying age groups that continue to follow the band, The Cavern Beatles are widely regarded as being as close to the real thing as they are ever likely to get.

May 2022

Jason Manford: Like Me

Thursday 5th May at 7.30pm

He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. ‘Like Me’ is Jason’s latest comic offering set to hit the road.

The Best Of British Comedy

Sunday 8th May at 7.30pm

Prepare to laugh your socks off and have your funny bone well and truly tickled at this great value, unpredictable evening that promises to be full of pure comedy and non-stop laughs!

The Fureys

Tuesday 10th May at 7.30pm

Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc return to The Plaza.

Abba Mania

Friday 13th May at 7.30pm

It is just over 40 years since ABBA won Eurovision and now it’s your chance to thank ABBA for the music!

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The Elton Show

Saturday 14th May at 7.30pm

This uniquely entertaining show joyfully re-creates the magical “spirit” of Elton John and his music covering 4 decades of incredible music, from the 70’s up to the present day.

Al Murray The Pub Landlord: Gig For Victory

Thursday 19th May at 7.30pm

As the dust settles and we emerge blinking into the dawn of a new year, the men and women of this great country will need answers. Answers that they know they need, answers to questions they never knew existed.

Banff Mountin Film Festival (Cert 12A) - Blue Programme

Friday 20th May at 7.30pm

Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival!

Theatre Dance Workshop

Sunday 22nd May at 2.15pm

Theatre Dance Workshop make a welcome return for their annual showcase with the very best in live stage performance.

Johnny McEvoy

Thursday 26th May at 7.30pm

Johnny’s big break came in late 1966 when he recorded a song called Mursheen Durkin, an old ballad from the west of Ireland and since then many of his songs have become standards recorded by many other singers.

Count Arthur Strong And This Is Me!

Friday 27th May at 8.00pm

After many years of giving his wonderful lecture talks of his he does, Count Arthur Strong has at last bowed to substantial pubic demand and allowed himself be talked into making the show about himself for once.

Joe Lycett: More, More, More! How Do You Lycett? How Do You Lycett?

Monday 30th May at 7.30pm

Join Joe Lycett (the artist formerly known as Hugo Boss) doing what he does best: talking at a room of people in a queer and comedic fashion.

Milkshake! Live

Tuesday 31st May at 12.00pm & 3.30pm

Join Milkshake Monkey and his amazing friends for a spectacular NEW show filled with fun, great music and lots of laughter…

June 2022

Twist & Shout

Friday 3rd June at 7.30pm

Twist & Shout – an all-star cast from the West End deliver a musical powerhouse of a show that starts with the explosion of Brit Pop in 1962 through to the era of Flower Power and Free Love of the late Sixties.

Calling Planet Earth

Saturday 11th June at 7.30pm

A New Romantic Symphony that goes on a journey through one of the greatest musical era’s of all time – The Electrifying 80’s.

You Win Again

Thursday 16th June at 7.30pm

Direct from London’s West End, You Win Again – Celebrating The Music of The Bee Gees.

Ansell's les Musicals

Sunday 19th June at 7.30pm

Jonathan Ansell (G4 Frontman) and Jai McDowall (Britains Got Talent -Winner) have joined forces to create a dramatic and spine-tingling concert. This vocally dynamic evening showcases even more smash-hit songs from the greatest musicals of all time, brought to you by two of the world's finest voices.

Behind The Scenes Tour - June 2022

Wednesday 29th June at 11.00am

Join us for our popular Behind The Scenes Tours for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport's magnificent 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

July 2022

Lost In Music – One Night At The Disco

Saturday 2nd July at 7.30pm

Get ready to recreate the Magical 70's and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco! Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from Artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic.

The Carpenters Story – Goodbye To Love Tour

Sunday 3rd July at 7.30pm

Featuring all of the Carpenters hit songs including (They Long To Be) Close To You, Yesterday Once More, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, A Song For You, Rainy Days & Mondays, Goodbye to Love and many more!

Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

Wednesday 13th July at 8.00pm

The hilarious Sarah Millican is back on tour with a Bobby Dazzler of a new stand-up show. 

Neil Sands: Happy And Glorious

Thursday 14th July at 2.00pm

Neil Sands and his wonderful West End cast are back to celebrate the 70 glorious years of Her Majesty’s record breaking rein.

August 2022

Lionel - The Music of Lionel Richie

Friday 5th August at 7.30pm

Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance in this high octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores.

Ireland The Show

Saturday 20th August at 7.30pm

Following a debut sell out nationwide tour to nightly standing ovations including the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow join an all-star cast of the Emerald Isles most talented singers and performers accompanied by the fabulous Keltic Storm band and world champion Shevlin Twins Irish dancers who starred in Lord of the Dance for an unmissable “Ireland the Show“

September 2022

The Green Room: Claude Bourbon

Thursday 1st September at 7.30pm

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories.

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Jon Richardson: The Knitwit

Friday 2nd September at 8.00pm

Will the recycling be put out on the right day? Who is going to smooth over the top of the margarine? How many lights are on upstairs when everybody is downstairs? Watch Jon pretend that these aren't his foremost concerns as he leaves home on his first tour since the last one.

Northern Soul Live

Saturday 3rd September at 7.45pm

Back for a 5th Year the amazing Edwin Starr Band with Angelo Starr and Northern Soul Legend Lorraine Silver, this energetic and captivating show takes you through all the Northern Soul, Motown and Soul classics.

Lipstick On Your Collar

Friday 9th September at 7.30pm

Step back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared and feet didn’t touch the floor. Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab yourself a milkshake and relax – you are in for an evening of back to back hits from the 1950s and 60s!

Twopence To Cross The Mersey

Monday 19th to Tuesday 20th September - Evenings at 7.30pm & Tuesday Matinee at 2.30pm

Adapted from Helen Forrester's million-selling autobiography, Twopence To Cross The Mersey is a stunning period drama set in the early 1930's in the midst of the Great Depression.

An Evening With Sir Geoffrey Boycott

Thursday 22nd September at 7.30pm

An Evening With Geoffrey Boycott last appeared on stage in 2017. A great deal has happened since then - in the cricket world, the world at large and in the world of our Geoffrey.

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And Finally... Phil Collins

Thursday 29th September at 7.30pm

And Finally…Phil Collins are credited as being the UK’s Top Phil Collins Tribute, fronted by singer Chris O'Connell who brings to the stage the charisma and characteristics of the man who fronted Genesis and has sold 150 million albums in his solo career.

October 2022

Carole - The Music of Carole King

Saturday 1st October at 7.30pm

Carole -The Music of Carole King is a celebration of the music of one of the world’s greatest songwriters Carole King.

The Real Thing and Odyssey in Disco Fever Live

Saturday 15th October at 7.45pm

DISCO FEVER LIVE returns to The Plaza for a 5th year with The Real Thing and Odyssey.

Stockport Operatic Society Presents: Top Hat

Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th October - Evenings at 7.15pm & Saturday Matinee at 2.15pm

Stockport Operatic Society will present TOP HAT packed full of Irving Berlin's greatest hits including "Puttin' on the Ritz", "Cheek to Cheek",and "Top Hat,White Tie and Tails" in an exhilarating celebration of 1930's song and dance.

The Story Of Guitar Heroes

Sunday 30th October at 7.30pm

One of the UK’s most popular live concert experiences, The Story of Guitar Heroes has garnered critical acclaim both at home and abroad for its incredible homage to some of the most influential and iconic guitarists from the past 50 years of popular music.

November 2022

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Soul II Soul: The 'Feel Free' Tour 2022

Saturday 19th November at 7.30pm

Soul II Soul will bring THE FEEL FREE tour to The Stockport Plaza in 2022.

Russian National Ballet Presents: Sleeping Beauty – A spectacular fairy-tale

Thursday 24th November 2022 at 7.30pm

After the sell-out performances of Nutcracker and Swan Lake, Russian National Ballet returns to the UK with every child's favourite fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty.

Chambers Touring Ltd Presents Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Saturday 26th November at 7.00pm & 10.00pm

Chambers Touring Ltd Presents Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

January 2023

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JON RICHARDSON: THE KNITWIT

Friday 20th January 2023 at 8.00pm

Will the recycling be put out on the right day? Who is going to smooth over the top of the margarine? How many lights are on upstairs when everybody is downstairs? Watch Jon pretend that these aren't his foremost concerns as he leaves home on his first tour since the last one.

April 2023

By The Waters Of Liverpool

Thursday 13th and Friday 14th April - Evenings at 7.30pm & Thursday Matinee at 2.30pm

Adapted from Helen Forrester’s million-selling book, By The Waters Of Liverpool is a stunning period drama set in the 1930s.

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