Samantha Barks & Kerry Ellis

Samantha Barks and Kerry Ellis come together for a stunning concert at Mayflower Theatre on Saturday 20 May.
They will perform musical theatre classics and songs from Samantha Barks new album. Expect ‘On My Own’, ‘As Long as He Needs Me’ & even some Disney.

Parkinson: The Man & his Music

A live theatrical journey through Sir Michael Parkinson’s musical DNA in words, pictures and performance featuring Sir Michael himself in conversation with his son plus very special musical guest: Joe Stilgoe.

Sir Michael’s knowledge, passion and love of music in all its forms is celebrated in a new show to be premiered at Ronnie Scott’s. In conversation with the multi-talented Joe Stilgoe using clips of classic musical moments from the Parkinson archive featuring performances and interviews with the likes of George Shearing, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby alongside live music from Joe this will be a fascinating , entertaining and informative journey to the musical heart of Sir Michael Parkinson.

Matt Cardle Live

Most recently Matt’s four-octave vocal range earned him the leading role next to Beverley Knight in ‘Memphis The Musical’ in London where he won the ‘Best West End Debut Award’ for his portrayal of Huey Calhoun. Join Matt Live at The Stables where Matt will perform material from his three Top 10 albums past, breathtaking covers and an exclusive preview of songs from his forthcoming new LP.

 

Kansas Smitty’s House Band

The Kansas Smitty’s House Band have been quietly, or depending on where you’ve been spending your evenings, not so quietly, carving out a name for themselves as one of the driving forces in the London jazz scene. Their reputation, built on their incendiary live shows, has recently been cemented by the release of their full debut album and the opening of their own bar venue in East London.

The House Band don’t like to be boxed in. As their debut album exemplifies, they make wide use of the the sour mash of styles that has allowed them to cross the divides between generations and dispositions. Moving through sounds of swing, blues, R&B, New Orleans ethnic music, and gospel, they relentlessly pursue a sound of their own, seeking out and creating a genre-blind audience for their music. The Sunday Times summed it up nicely, saying ‘Conservatories or cocktails? If jazz is to survive it will need more bands (like this one)’

Willemijn Verkaik

Willemijn Verkaik Live in Concert with special guests Celinde Schoenmaker, Savannah Stevenson, Suzie Mathers and Tyrone Huntley.

Catch the international star of Wicked and Disney’s Frozen at the Cambridge Theatre in the heart of London’s West End for one night only on the 31st July. Willemijn will be joined by StageBox Musical Theatre Kids and an 8-piece live band.

The Jay Rayner Quartet

The renowned restaurant critic, Masterchef judge and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet has one other skill. He’s also a jazz pianist.

Now Jay brings The Jay Rayner QuartetSongs of Food and Agony, to the stage: an ensemble of top flight musicians performing tunes from the Great American food and drink songbook including Cantaloupe IslandBlack CoffeeOne For My Baby, and Save The Bones. There will be standards from the likes of Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Blossom Dearie and Dave Frishberg.

Alongside anecdotes from his life being paid to eat out on somebody else’s dime, he also talks about growing up with a mother, Claire Rayner, who was an agony aunt and plays tunes that draw on the narratives of the problem page letter.

With the singer Pat Gordon Smith, bassist Robert Rickenberg and saxophonist Dave Lewis.

 

Grayson Perry ‘Typical Man In A Dress Part 2’

Award-winning artist; Bafta-winning TV presenter; Reith Lecturer and bestselling author with traditional masculine traits including having the desire to “always be right and to overtake all other cyclists when going up big hills”.

Grayson discusses the nature of identity, popularity and art in the topsy turvy world of Brexit, Trump and whatever else is thrown at us before November 2nd.

Join us for an intelligent evening of laughs, discussion, insight and costume changes in this one-off show at the London Palladium.

Dinner & Show options now available at £67.50 (actual worth of £86), bookable in the tickets section below.

Jay Rayner ‘The Ten (Food) Commandments’

The original Ten Commandments have very little to offer when it comes to the complex business of how and what we eat. Now the award-winning restaurant critic and Masterchef judge Jay Rayner has decided it’s time to act. So join our very own culinary Moses in this audio-visual romp as he attempts to lead us to the edible promised land. He’ll explain why thou shalt always eat with thy hands, why thou should most definitely worship leftovers, and why thou must celebrate the stinkiest of foods. Plus he’ll invite thee to honour thy pig – and so much more besides. Join the chair of BBC Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet as he sets out to provide hilarious guidance on the very best way to eat now. Includes Q&A and book signing.

Charlie Fink’s ‘Cover My Tracks’

The Old Vic London in association with Fane Productions presents:

In an interconnected, digital world, what does it take to disappear? Former Noah and the Whale frontman and songwriter Charlie Fink, multi-award-winning playwright David Greig and director Max Webster bring us the tale of an idealistic young songwriter who sets out to write a 21st Century pop masterpiece and vanishes without a trace. Might her personal songbook be the key to unlocking the mystery? Theatre and music interweave in this unique show, bringing together the experience of a live gig and a modern folk tale.

Cover My Tracks offers an exclusive chance to see Charlie Fink perform songs from his new solo album – his first since Noah and the Whale.

An Evening With Adam Henson

Adam Henson is perhaps the best-known farmer in the UK, presenting to around 7 million viewers every Sunday evening.

Join Adam as he shares stories about his farming life, his TV career, and the running of the Cotswold Farm Park, together with his thoughts on British Agriculture, plus a chance to ask your own questions.

Followed by a post-show book signing.

Tickets below. The Strode Theatre and Courtyard Theatre events are not yet on sale, but will be shortly.