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Pick of the shows
**NEW SHOW** THE UB40 EXPERIENCE
Saturday 23rd May @ 8pm
Featuring Stars in Your Eyes winner Andy Bagnali as Ali Campbell – plus a line up of hand picked, world class musicians – this band are set to be one of the biggest and best tribute bands in Europe. The UB40 Experience are the only UB40 tribute that pay homage to all members of UB40. Each member of the band has studied the playing techniques, style and sounds of the members of UB40 which they represent so that the real UB40 sound and feel is captured in the overall performance.
VIENNA FESTIVAL BALLET – 35TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th May @ 7:30pm
Vienna Festival Ballet are proud to present excerpts from the world’s most beloved Tchaikovsky ballets which have featured in our repertoire over the past 35 years.
Highlights will include the moment when Odette falls in love with her prince in Swan Lake, Clara’s journey to a glittering land of snow in The Nutcracker, and the Rose Adagio from Sleeping Beauty, where Princess Aurora is introduced to four princes.
Tickets: £17.50 – £27.50
Concessions: £2 off
BIG PANTS AND BOTOX
Thursday 4th and Friday 5th June @ 7.30pm
Starring Mary Jo Randle in a one woman show from Louise Roche, writer of Girls Night.
If you can’t go on the trampoline with a full bladder and without a bra, then like Barbara you may be weighing up the benefits of big pants and botox. Join Mary Jo Randle, star of The Bill and Cutting It as she takes us on a hilarious thoughtful journey in this wonderful one- woman show.
MILKSHAKE! LIVE ‘PARTY PARTY’
Saturday 6th June @ 1pm & 3.30pm – **EXTRA SHOW ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND**
Fans of Channel 5’s hugely popular children’s TV strand Milkshake! will be thrilled to know that a brand new stage show Milkshake! Live ‘Party Party’, will coming to the Towngate in June. This brand new show features lots of Milkshake! friends including 2 Milkshake! presenters.
Family (2 Adult + Child under 12): £42
LET’S TWIST AGAIN
Thursday 11th June @ 7.30pm
Love 50’s and 60’s music? Then you will love Let’s Twist Again!
Starring BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing lead singer Chris Madin, as he performs alongside his talented wife, West End sweetheart, Suzi Madin. Leading a full company of critically acclaimed artistes and musicians, the show combines fun and laughter with the greatest hit’s of Elvis, Dusty, Buddy, Lulu, The Beatles, Sandie Shaw, Connie Francis, Neil Sedaka and The Jersey Boys.
THE FAWLTY TOWERS COMEDY DINNER SHOW
Thursday 18th June @ 7.30pm
Basil, Sybil and Manuel welcome their guests and serve them a hilarious 3-course dinner ‘Fawlty style’ with comedy sketches performed throughout the meal. A healthy portion of chaos and mayhem is thrown in for good measure whilst the legends of hotel and catering management do everything they can to keep the evening on course, of course!
Tickets: £39.50 (includes a 3 course meal)
ROB KINGSLEY: A VISION OF ELVIS
Friday 19th June @ 7.30pm
Rob Kingsley has the total package – the look… the sound… the charisma, and together with his spectacular live band, this show leaves the audience in no doubt that they are witnessing a truly authentic Elvis show. So if you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by some of the best music around, then “A Vision Of Elvis” is definitely for you!
Friday 19th June @ 8pm
Fleetwood Bac are the original best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band. Endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, and raved about by Peter Green’s biographer, Fleetwood Bac are the only tribute band to authentically replicate the classic Stevie Nicks/Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie/John McVie /Mick Fleetwood “Rumours” line-up.
BAS 2015 ‘MORE THAN A PARTY’
Friday 26th & Saturday 27th June
BAS Productions present their 5th annual electronic music event. This two day event combines tributes to Basildon’s own Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Erasure and Alison Moyet while also highlighting the best of the contemporary electronic music scene.
2 Day Inclusive ticket: £42
Friday only 26th June: £17.50
Saturday only 27th June: £24.50
just one of the many shows at the Towngate