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Search for Sanctuary & The Girls Of Ashburton House
Search for Sanctuary & The Girls Of Ashburton House

Saturday 25th October, 2:00pm
Tickets £6.00/£5.00

Phoenix Drama presents
A double-bill of award-winning dramas

SEARCH FOR SANCTUARY by Jill Breckon
A group of orphans are trapped in a war-torn country and must find a way to safety and freedom.

Interlude: This is War by Phoenix dancers.

THE GIRLS OF ASHBURTON HOUSE by Jill Breckon
Five young women have to face the prospect of work on the home front. Winner of the Merseyside Trophy at The Leverhulme Drama Festival and finalist at the All England Theatre Festival.

A FESTIVAL OF WAR PEACE AND REMEMBRANCE



This project is part of the Wirral Remembers Framework of commemoration.

It is an opportunity for the “arts community” of Wirral to come together to make their own form of commemoration: To look at the poetry, prose, drama, music and visual arts of the WW1 period and to further develop their own ideas and create new work on the themes of war, peace or remembrance. There will be performances of well know published work but also many original new-writing projects which take their inspiration for WW1 but may reflect ideas or images about the themes universally. Participants range from junior schools to people in their 80s. Some are professionals, most are amateurs and we are working in partnership with The Floral Pavilion, The Light Cinema who will be showing a week of themed film. WAPS will record the project in photographers for later displays. Over 550 school children will see one or more of the events for FREE. This will be the only event of its kind on the Wirral for 2014 and we see it as the starting point and impetus for future events throughout 2015-2018

25/10/2014
Old MacDonald Had A Farm
Old MacDonald Had A Farm
Saturday 25th October, 2:30pm
Tickets £10.50*/£9.50* (conc)
A family of 4 for £36.00*

By Steven Lee

Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O.

But Old MacDonald’s animals have gone missing!

Can you help a friendly scientist and his amazing time machine get them back for him?

Presented by the team behind There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly and written especially for parents to enjoy with their children, this fun filled farmyard tale brings to life all the best loved characters from the original nursery rhyme along with a magical medley of games, giggles and sing along songs including Heads, Shoulders Knees and Toes, She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain and of course Old MacDonald Had A Farm.

So come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales told with a captivating combination of live action, puppetry and animation by one of the UK’s leading theatre companies.

“A brilliant production that adults and older children will love just as much as the young ones.”The Guide.
“PTC productions are fast, slick, colourful, thoroughly entertaining and above all brilliant fun”What’s On Stage.

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
25/10/2014
The Last Visitor & Discordant Fanfares
The Last Visitor & Discordant Fanfares

Saturday 25th October, 7:30pm
Tickets £6.00/£5.00

TWO ONE ACT DRAMAS

Loose Cannons presents
THE LAST VISITOR by Allan Williams
This multi-award winning play will be performed for the final time after touring festivals across England and Wales.  Harry, a WW1 Veteran receives a visit from a stranger.

Hand in Hand YouthTheatre presents
DISCORDANT FANFARES
A devised piece about the psychological effect of war on two young soldiers.

A FESTIVAL OF WAR PEACE AND REMEMBRANCE



This project is part of the Wirral Remembers Framework of commemoration.

It is an opportunity for the “arts community” of Wirral to come together to make their own form of commemoration: To look at the poetry, prose, drama, music and visual arts of the WW1 period and to further develop their own ideas and create new work on the themes of war, peace or remembrance. There will be performances of well know published work but also many original new-writing projects which take their inspiration for WW1 but may reflect ideas or images about the themes universally. Participants range from junior schools to people in their 80s. Some are professionals, most are amateurs and we are working in partnership with The Floral Pavilion, The Light Cinema who will be showing a week of themed film. WAPS will record the project in photographers for later displays. Over 550 school children will see one or more of the events for FREE. This will be the only event of its kind on the Wirral for 2014 and we see it as the starting point and impetus for future events throughout 2015-2018

25/10/2014
Songs of War and Peace
Songs of War and Peace

Sunday 26th October, 2:00pm
Tickets £6.00/£5.00 conc

SONGS OF WAR AND PEACE
Acclaimed singer Calli Hughes is joined by Sennital and musicians Mark Dawson, Jack Beacall and friends to perform songs from WW1, WW2, 1960s/70s up to the present day.

There will also be some WW2 drama by Diamond Youth Drama and devised drama by the students of LIPA 4:19A

FESTIVAL OF WAR PEACE AND REMEMBRANCE



This project is part of the Wirral Remembers Framework of commemoration.

It is an opportunity for the “arts community” of Wirral to come together to make their own form of commemoration: To look at the poetry, prose, drama, music and visual arts of the WW1 period and to further develop their own ideas and create new work on the themes of war, peace or remembrance. There will be performances of well know published work but also many original new-writing projects which take their inspiration for WW1 but may reflect ideas or images about the themes universally. Participants range from junior schools to people in their 80s. Some are professionals, most are amateurs and we are working in partnership with The Floral Pavilion, The Light Cinema who will be showing a week of themed film. WAPS will record the project in photographers for later displays. Over 550 school children will see one or more of the events for FREE. This will be the only event of its kind on the Wirral for 2014 and we see it as the starting point and impetus for future events throughout 2015-2018

26/10/2014
Wirral Irish Festival - Family Ceilidh and Calico Performance
Wirral Irish Festival - Family Ceilidh and Calico Performance
Monday 27th October, 1:00pm
All Tickets £5:00
Family of 4 special offer £15.00

To celebrate Liverpool Irish Festival, the Floral Pavilion and The Light Cinema are teaming up with Joanna Pue and her band CALICO to present Wirral’s very own Irish Festival during October Half Term. Bring your family to the Floral Pavilion for an afternoon FAMILY CELIDH and a performance of Irish music from CALICO.

The week will also include workshops, a community Irish orchestra as well as Irish films and activities at the Light Cinema. Full details to be confirmed.
27/10/2014
Agatha Christie's Black Coffee
Agatha Christie's Black Coffee
Monday 27th October to Saturday 1st November, 7:30pm
Matinees at 2:30pm on Wednesday and Saturday

Monday to Thursday Evening £25.00*/£23.00* conc
Wednesday & Saturday Matinee £23.00*/£21.00* conc
Friday and Saturday Evening £27.00*/£25.00* conc
Jason Durr is the new Poirot. 

Hercule Poirot
returns to the stage in Agatha Christie's Black Coffee, now starring Jason Durr from ITV's hit series Heartbeat in the role of the famous Belgian sleuth. The cast also includes Agatha Christie Company regulars: Gary Mavers who is best known for playing heart-throb doctor Andrew Attwood in Peak Practice and Ben Nealon, perhaps best loved for his role as Capt Forsythe in the ITV drama Soldier Soldier. Also included in this year’s cast are Deborah Grant, who has starred in numerous television shows including Not Going Out, Peak Practice and Bergerac, Oliver Mellor, who for 4 years has played Dr. Matt Carter in Coronation Street, and Georgina Leonidas whose credits include playing the cursed Katie Bell in the last two Harry Potter movies.

A quintessential English country estate is thrown into chaos following the murder of eccentric inventor Sir Claud Amory, and the theft of his new earth shattering formula. Arriving at the estate just moments too late, one man immediately senses a potent brew of despair, treachery, and deception amid the estate's occupants. That man is Hercule Poirot.

In the first play ever written by Agatha Christie we are introduced to a character who went onto become the most famous detective of all time and the only fictional character ever to receive a full-page obituary in the New York Times.

**** “THE GREAT DETECTIVE POIROT RETURNSMail on Sunday
 
*****"A resounding success. Christie is a master of the genre”. Bristol Post

**** “The verdict is unanimous… superb…” Birmingham Post

**** “Clever… delicate… witty… and slickCambridge News

A lavish production and a treat for any Christie fanCambridge Review
 
Impressive and entertaining from start to finishThe Star
 
A tremendous piece of theatreWhat’s on London
 
With as stunning art deco set and sumptuous gowns the Agatha Christie Company has made this production particularly slick and stylish” - The Gazette

You simply can’t fail to enjoy this superbly executed whodunit, with its excellent cast and faultless production” -Bath, What’s On Guide

BLACK COFFEE © 1930, Agatha Christie Limited. All rights reserved.
AGATHA CHRISTIE is a registered trademark of Agatha Christie Limited. All rights reserved.
POIROT is a registered trademark of Agatha Christie Limited. All rights reserved.

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.

27/10/2014 To 01/11/2014
Midge Ure
Midge Ure
Thursday 30th October, 8pm
£17.50* / £15.50* conc
£18.00 on the door

Midge Ure has shape-shifted his way through the UK music scene for over 35 years. From boy band prototype Slik and electronic pioneers Visage, to chart toppers Ultravox and charity fund-raising with Band Aid; Ure has adapted to the ebb and flow of his career.

With his solo acoustic shows, Midge sticks to his mantra that a good song can be stripped down to its basics and still stand close inspection.

Photo Copyright: Andy Siddens

www.midgeure.com

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
30/10/2014
The Lindisfarne Story with Billy Mitchell and Ray Laidlaw
The Lindisfarne Story with Billy Mitchell and Ray Laidlaw
Friday 31st October, 7:30pm
All tickets £19.50*

Lindisfarne was Tyneside's best-loved band for over thirty years and The Lindisfarne Story is a celebration of the group's music and achievements. The show is devised, written and performed by drummer/founder member Ray Laidlaw, and Billy Mitchell, front man for the final eight years of the group.

Ray and Billy perform acoustic versions of Lindisfarne's classic songs and tell the inside story of the group's rise to fame, from Whitley Bay to Frisco Bay, from Rothbury to Glastonbury. They describe the group's early days on Tyneside in the 1960's hustling for gigs and their rise to fame in the early seventies.
 


The show is illustrated with archive photographs and video and describes their worldwide tours, festival successes and TV appearances, their triumphant return home and their unique relationship with Newcastle City Hall, venue for over 140 Lindisfarne performances. Lady Eleanor, Meet Me On The Corner, Fog on the Tyne, Run for Home, all of these songs have a story behind them. Enjoy hearing them again in an intimate venue and discover what was the inspiration behind their composition.

You'll hear how the classic songs developed and how Bob Dylan's producer helped Lindisfarne to focus their musical ideas and burst through the glam and manufactured sounds around them to become one of the major British groups of the seventies.

In 2014 the appeal of Lindisfarne is as strong as ever, EMI recently released a 40th anniversary vinyl version of the 'Fog On The Tyne' album and the in 2014 the band will be honoured on Tynesides's 'Local Heroes Walk of Fame' along with Alan Shearer, Sting, Clement and La Frenais and others who have raised the profile of the North East of England all around the world.

The Lindisfarne Story has captured the imagination of the fans and media.

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
31/10/2014
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
A SPECTACULAR PANTOMIME FOR ALL THE FAMILY!

Thu 11th Dec to Sun 4th Jan
Tickets: £13.00 to £19.00*
Family Tickets (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children): £52.00 to £60.00*
Group Discounts available - 0151 666 0001

WATCH THE WIRRAL GLOBE'S VIDEO OF THE PANTO LAUNCH

A beautiful girl, Snow White, takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, The Wicked Queen. The Queen is jealous because she wants to be "the fairest in the land," and Snow White's beauty surpasses her own. Can the seven dwarfs save Snow White from the Wicked Queen’s evil plans? Let’s put it this way, red apples don’t get a particularly good reputation in this enchanting tale!

Leading the cast as The Wicked Queen is Coronation Street’s TUPELE DORGU, Preston born Tupele trained in drama and musical theatre at the London Studio Centre. She made her West End debut in Mamma Mia! although she is probably best known for playing Kelly Crabtree (also known as Legs) in Coronation Street for five years. Tupele’s other TV credits include: MI High (CBBC), Natalie Vance in Merseybeat, and Keely James in Waterloo Road. Her other theatre credits include: Teechers (UK Tour) Educating Rita (Lichfield Garrick), and Chicago (No1 Tour).

From Channel 5’s Milkshake!, the hugely talented OLIVIA BIRCHENOUGH will be play a glittering Snow White. Olivia trained at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and with the National Youth Theatre. She will resume touring with the nationwide theatre show Milkshake! Party Party! after Christmas.

Director CHRIS PIZZEY will also plays Muddles. With extensive theatre credits, Chris will be recognisable to television audiences as Mr Stephen in The Basil Brush Show, Trevor in The Legend of Dick and Dom and Sarah Jane’s father in The Sarah Jane Adventures. He has been a long-time member of the UK Productions panto company and this will be his second time directing Snow White.

Panto dame extraordinaire, STEPHEN DAVID, plays the hilarious Nursie, whilst a cast of seven dwarfs will create more madness and mayhem as they try to keep Snow White safe from the evil clutches of The Wicked Queen.

Musical Director STEVE ALLAN JONES and Choreographer and Assistant Director ANDREW MARGERISON return for the 5th year running for what has become one of the most successful pantos in the Liverpool City Region.

With a mix of well known songs, cheeky comedy, great casts, stunning sets, beautiful costumes, outstanding quality and value for money, it’s become an unmissable festive treat for families across the region.

 
*includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Fee capped at 8 tickets.  No fee to Friends of the Floral.
11/12/2014 To 04/01/2015
Twopence To Cross the Mersey - The Stage Play
Twopence To Cross the Mersey - The Stage Play
Sunday 19th April 2015, 6:00pm
Monday 20th to Thursday 23rd April 2015, 7:30pm
Wednesday Matinee at 2:30pm

Tickets
£23.50*/£16.00* (special matinee price)

HELEN FORRESTER’S TWOPENCE TO CROSS THE MERSEY
THE SMASH HIT SHOW RETURNS AS A BRAND NEW STAGE PLAY!

The producers that brought you the record-breaking musical are delighted to announce the return of Helen Forrester’s Twopence To Cross The Mersey in a new format of a straight stage play. Based on Forrester’s best-selling memoir, Twopence will cross the Mersey for the first time when it visits Wirral’s Floral Pavilion Theatre from Sunday 19th – Thursday 23rd April 2015.

This much loved account tells the true story of a young girl and her formerly wealthy family as they are suddenly thrown into poverty during the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Leaving behind the nannies, servants and comfortable middle-class life in the South West of England, they uproot their shattered lives and choose Liverpool as the city to restart and rebuild their dreams and fortune. Unbeknown to them however, they are in for a terrible shock. Loved by millions, see Helen’s dramatic, moving and heart-warming tale come to life as she and her family are forced to survive in the slums amongst the streetwise working class.

A full all-star cast to be announced soon.

Take advantage of an early bird booking offer - saving £2 off all seats if booked and paid before 31st October 2014.

Follow on Facebook/TwopenceThePlay or twitter @twopenceplay

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Fee is capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
19/04/2015 To 23/04/2015
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21 Oct 2014
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Festival of War, Peace & Remembrance 
10 Oct 2014
There is not long to go now until our very beautiful Festival of War, Peace & Remembrance by Wirral's Hand In Hand Theatre Company.  Bringing together local community groups, drama groups,  and schools with award-winning theatre companies and writers.  From Wed 22nd to Sun 26 Oct.
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