2017 sees the 100th birthday of the ‘Forces Sweetheart’ Vera Lynn. This special show celebrating her life and work is the only official production to be endorsed by Dame Vera herself. Lorrie Brown and her orchestra will entertain you with their recreations of timeless classics, such as A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square, The White Cliffs of Dover and, of course, We’ll Meet Again. The show also features a support act with a tribute to George Formby.
Hairspray is based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name. The songs include 1960s style dance music and "downtown" rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance programme based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colourful array of characters.
Darren Paige as Roy Orbison and Marc Robinson as Buddy Holly, backed by The Counterfeit Crickets, play all the hits from two iconic performers. Songs such as Pretty Woman, Running Scared, Rave On, Peggy Sue and Oh Boy. If you love your Rock ‘n’ Roll you’ll love this concert!
by Bob Carlton
Often described as Shakespeare’s lost rock musical, Return to the Forbidden Planet is a jukebox musical based on the 1956 science fiction film Forbidden Planet, which was in turn inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The score is littered with great songs from the 50s and 60s such as Great Balls of Fire, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, Good Vibrations, Teenager in Love, Who’s Sorry Now and Only The Lonely.
Cofunds and Tesco are getting together to promote an afternoon Tea Dance. Tickets are just £5 including an afternoon tea and entertainment provided by Jeff Short and his Musicians. The event is primarily aimed at Senior Citizens in the area but is open to anyone so whether you like to get up on the dance floor or prefer to sit back and just enjoy the music you are guaranteed an enjoyable afternoon.
A special matinee show featuring Jeff Short and his Musicians in a relaxing show with Dino’s greatest hits. Starting out as a double act with Jerry Lewis, through his recording career at Capitol and Reprise Records, to his NBC Television Variety Show, Dean Martin was one of the 20th century's greatest entertainers. Songs include Memories Are Made Of This, That's Amore and Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime.
Since forming in 2007, The Stones show has grown into a full-scale Rolling Stones concert, leaving audiences thrilled with their portrayal of the biggest rock & roll band in the world. Performing the music of the Rolling Stones faithfully and accurately, with the excitement audiences expect, including Satisfaction, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Start Me Up, Honky Tonk Woman, Ruby Tuesday, Brown Sugar and lots of other great hit songs.
Organised by Rosie Sims in memory of her grandfather who died in August 2016, this special charity event promises to be an evening full of music and entertainment. All profits will be going to support The Brain Tumour Charity.
by Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard's mastery of the English language is to the fore in this clever and witty play that seeks to establish what actually is the 'Real Thing'. Based around the lives of a writer, his wife, his lover and her husband, the deliberatley ambiguous title simultaneously refers to love, relationships and even the blurred division between real life and fiction.
Funky Voices, Essex and Suffolk’s largest modern community choir, are celebrating their 10th year by holding a charity concert in aid of Southview Special Needs School. Come along to listen to their recognised “wall of sound” as their perform their variation of hits from artists such as Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder and many more.
Piers Chater Robinson's adaptation of JM Barrie's classic story is a jewel in all that is family enjoyment. The story of the boy who never grows up flies into Witham and promises a joyful night out for the entire family.
Four days of beautiful music for the summer.
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Thursday 13 - The Music of Friends
A classical programme of varying ensemble sizes from duet to chamber ensemble.
Performance starts at 8.00pm. Doors open 7.30pm
Friday 14 - Guilty Pleasures: An Evening of Arias and Song
A quartet of conservatoire trained singers present an evening of arias.
Performance starts at 7.30pm. Doors open 7.00pm
Saturday 15 - Gala Concert
A scratch orchestra presents well known classics including Beethoven’s Symphony No.5.
Performance starts at 7.30pm. Doors open 7.00pm
Sunday 16 - Je Suis Compositeur
A diverse mix of contemporary music from living composers.
Performance starts at 3.00pm. Doors open 2.30pm
Based on the film 'Summer Holiday', screenplay by Ronald Cass & Peter Myers
Stage adaptation by Michael Gyngell & Mark Haddigan, Orchestrations by Keith Strachan.
The stage version of the classic film musical which featured Cliff Richard and The Shadows is brought to the Witham stage by the semi-professional performers of Vicky V’s theatre company. This fun family show will have you tapping your feet and singing along with the show’s well-known songs including, of course, the title track Summer Holiday itself.