October

 

 


 
Abbamania
Thursday 11 October
7.30pm
Tickets: £22.50*
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of ABBA.

You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life.

Europe’s leading ABBA tribute, Abbamnia, continues to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage. Abbaamania’s widely acclaimed tribute to ABBA is a sensational two hour show featuring record breaking and timeless hits from Waterloo to Dancing Queen, which will have you dancing in the aisles.

So dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come along and enjoy an unforgettable night with Abbamania.



This Is Me – The Greatest Variety Show
Friday 12 October
7.30pm
Tickets: £26*/24*
Inspired by the hits from the “The Greatest Showman” one of the best-selling films of all time! It’s time to celebrate the incredible music with friends and family and SING A LONG to your heart’s content.

All the greatest hits performed by a talented cast. Featuring live musicians, spectacular special effects, autistic friendly lighting and magical circus acts on a mesmerising stage set. A live concert for all the family.

Disclaimer: This show is not associated with 20th Century Fox or any associated companies from “The Greatest Showman”. This is a variety show which features selected songs from the film amongst other songs from other shows and artistes.



Bye Bye Baby
Saturday 13 October
7.30pm
Tickets: £24*
A celebration of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Back by popular demand, following a fantastic performance in 2016, Bye Bye Baby takes you back in time on a musical journey through the career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, whose songs graced such films as The Deer Hunter, Dirty Dancing and Grease.

From their early beginning in the 1950s, when Frankie first joined the group, this show celebrates the greatest hits such as Beggin, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man, Lets Hang On, Who Loves You, December ’63 (Oh What A Night), Bye Bye Baby, Can’t Take my Eyes off You, Fallen Angel and Grease through to a superb grand finale medley of more of the group’s greatest hits.

The combination of world class vocals and harmonies, as Jamie Ledwith scales the falsetto heights of Frankie Valli, along with snappy choreography and a vast catalogue of hits makes for a memorable and unforgettable night of nostalgia.

Faith: The George Michael Legacy
Sunday 14 October 7.30pm
Tickets: £22.50*/ Under 15s £15*
Don’t accept imitations, FAITH – THE GEORGE MICHAEL LEGACY features international George Michael tribute artist Wayne Dilks together with his incredible 7 piece band and backing singers. A musical journey of 35 years of hit records from Wham to George’s solo career, the show and production are based upon the George Michael 25 live tour (also known as the 25th anniversary tour) Our show uses actual video footage from the 25 live tour displayed on our unique video wall, this is a first for any UK theatre show. 
Join us in celebration to the life of one of the world’s most successful male artists selling over 100 million records worldwide and encompassing 11 British number 1 singles, 8 British number 1 albums and 6 US number 1 singles in a spell binding spectacle of his songs. 

To produce a show that pays tribute to such a true musical legend and possibly the finest solo star Britain has ever produced takes huge dedication and commitment, Wayne Dilks has been performing the songs of George Michael for over 16 years and is internationally recognised as the closest in vocal, stage presence and look. So much so that he was invited to perform twice on ITV’s Stars in their eyes both in 2002 and again in the 2004 live tour shows. 

This amazing show is a celebration of 35 years of hit records and will take you on a journey from George’s early years with Wham to his successful solo career. Performing those everlasting hits such as “Club Tropicana”, “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go”, “I’m Your Man”, “Faith”, “Father Figure”, “Fast Love”, “Amazing” and “Outside”. Not forgetting the romantics, his tribute would not be complete without the timeless ballads like “Careless Whisper”, “A Different Corner” and “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”. 

If you are a fan please join us on a journey and celebrate the incredible legacy George left us all. 



Mayerling – Live Screening
Monday 15 October 7.15pm
Tickets: £15*
Live Screening from The Royal Opera House
Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. 
Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide. 
The large cast allows for impressive ensembles in addition to the ballet’s many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly
Sunday 21 October
2.30pm
Tickets: £11*
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly, but The People’s Theatre Company do!

And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams’ best selling book! This magical show has been written especially for grown ups to enjoy with their children, so come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart-warming family fun.

It’s the perfect treat for anyone aged 2 to 102!



King Lear – Encore Screening
Monday 22 October
7pm
Tickets: £15*
Encore Screening from
London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ of King Lear.

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the
West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.


Jamie Raven: Making Magic
Tuesday 23 October
7.30pm
Tickets: Adults £22* and Under 15s £15*



Jamie Raven, the man who made Simon Cowell say “I now actually believe in Magic!” On route to finishing Britain’s Got Talent that year as the “Highest Placed Human”, is back doing what he does best as he takes his brand new show “Making Magic” on tour across the country in 2018. 

The lovable Magician who headlined the West End Box Office Smash “The Illusionists” before taking his first sell out tour “Jamie Raven – Live” out on the road in 2016 & 2017, will take you on a journey through the magical world in which he operates. Explaining How Magic works? Why Magic works? And what it means to so many different types people. However, as with everything this man does, not always is everything as it seems. 

Expect the very unexpected, and to laugh as much as you are mystified. Sit back, relax, and suspend your belief in all you thought was possible and watch as Jamie Raven shows you exactly how for 25 years he has been “Making Magic”.



The Matt Monro Story
Wednesday 24 October
7.30pm
Tickets: £22.50*
Celebrating the life and music of the legendary Matt Monro. The Matt Monro Story is an inspired and unforgettable show. A unique evening of music, warmth and love, keeping the memory of his music alive.
From Born Free to Walk Away to Portrait of my Love, be prepared to be transported in time by this tribute to one of Britain’s most popular and endearing singers named “the singer’s singer” by his peers. The show is enhanced by audio visual and narration.Matt Monro is one of the finest male vocalists in the singing business’ – Frank Sinatra

The music of the legend that is Matt Monro lives on.

The Johnny Cash Roadshow
Thursday 25 October
7.30pm
Tickets: £23.50*
Johnny Cash Roadshow, a show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener. This year prepare for a musical and emotional rollercoaster, unrivalled by any other that truly celebrates the career of a music legend, Johnny Cash.

The
UK’s No1 Tribute, fronted by respected singer/songwriter Clive John, re-creates with astounding accuracy and truly captures the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show! Also featuring the best June Carter (Amanda Stone) in the business, the Carter Sisters and the Roadshow Horns, all aspects of Cash’s life are covered with impeccable taste.

The show takes the audience from the 1950’s right up to 2002 and all the stops in between. All the greatest hits are included, along with songs from the latest five decades of the man in black’s career. All this accompanied by emotive and evocative screen images.




The Magic of Motown
Friday 26 October 7.30pm
Tickets: £28*/£25.50*
Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a million people, it’s no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history, even performing for Her Majesty the Queen, as special guests at the Royal Variety Performance.

Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. With timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more, are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band.

This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Ain’t No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Dancing In The Streets, My Cherie Amor, Heatwave and many more.

This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.

The Little Mix Experience
Saturday 27 October 1pm
Tickets: £15*
If you’re a fan of one of X Factor’s finest exports you’re sure to L.O.V.E. The Little Mix Experience!

Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the
UK’s finest Girl-Bands. With breath-taking dance moves, replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK, this is a high-energy show from beginning to end, packed with all of Little Mix’s greatest hits and suitable for all ages! Featuring songs such as DNA, Wings, Salute, Black Magic, Love Me Like You, Secret Love Song and many, many more.

They look like Little Mix, They sound like Little Mix, they are “The Little Mix Experience”.


Beauty & The Beast
Sunday 28 October
2.30pm & 7.30pm
Tickets: £19*
Join Ballet Theatre UK with one of the most enchanting love stories of all time, “Beauty and the Beast”. Inspired by the original tale, this production tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster. Little does she know that he is a Prince cursed by a magical Enchantress. 

The only way the Beast may become human again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. The curse set by the Enchantress is bound by a magical rose. If the final petal falls all hope will be lost and he will remain a Beast forever. Their feelings grow ever deeper as the clock ticks and petals continue to fall – will they confess their love for one another before it is too late? Set to a stunning classical score this production will showcase new choreography by Artistic Director, Christopher Moore, as well as feature new sets and costumes created especially for this production.




Bing Live!

Tuesday 30 October
1pm & 4pm
Wednesday 31 October
10am & 1pm
Tickets: Adults £17*, Children above 6 months £15* or £13*
Calling all Bingsters! Bing and his friends are coming to Dunstable in the first ever Bing stage show! 

Join Bing, Sula,
Coco and Pando as they find out how to tell stories by pretending, dressing-up and singing songs. Flop and Amma are there to help, but in this magical world of make-believe things don’t always go according to plan. Don’t miss the chance to see your little one’s face as their favourite characters are brought to life in this brand-new show. Full of fun, laughter and music, Bing Live! is the perfect first theatre trip for pre-schoolers and their families. 

Going to the theatre… it’s a Bing thing!



Funny Girl – Encore Screening
Wednesday 31 October 7.30pm
Tickets: £15*
Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London’s West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl comes to a cinema near you, featuring Sheridan Smith.

Funny Girl is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice (a role made famous by Barbara Streisand on Broadway and in the 1968 film adaptation), and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein.

Praised by critics and hailing Sheridan Smith, Funny Girl features a host of iconic and timeless musical numbers including “People”, “I’m the Greatest Star” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade”.

Hilarious, glorious, and exhilarating, don’t miss this sensational production from the comfort of your local cinema seat.

To find out more contact the Box Office on 01582 60 20 80 or visit the Grove Theatre website at www.grovetheatre.co.uk

*A £1.95 transaction fee will be added per booking to online and telephone bookings.