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Beauty and the Beast - ON ICE
Beauty and the Beast - ON ICE
Wed 1st to Sun 5th April 2015
Wed to Sat at 7:00pm
Matinees on Good Friday, Easter Saturday & Easter Sunday at 2:00pm
Tickets £22.50*/£20.50*
(concessions)/£15.00* under 16
Family£70.00* (2 adults 2 children)

A small number of restricted view tickets are available for each performance at a reduced rate.

Romance, tragedy, drama and magic as Beauty Belle falls in love with the Beast and breaks the spell on the cursed Prince...

Following 2014’s phenomenal Peter Pan On Ice, The Russian Ice Stars return to the Floral Pavilion to deliver another dazzling interpretation of an enchanting story.

Heart stopping and jaw dropping, the high-speed combination of extraordinary skating beautifully staged and breath-taking aerial acrobatics, will leave you mesmerised.

Loved by all ages Beauty and the Beast on Ice is a real treat for the whole family and a must see for lovers of good music, ice dance, magical storytelling and spectacular feats.

"a real piece of story telling with a delightful difference. Forget Dancing on Ice - this is pure art on ice.. simply breath-taking" 9/10 Peter Grant, Wirral Globe



www.russianicestars.com

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Fee capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
01/04/2015 To 05/04/2015
Tree Fu Tom
Tree Fu Tom
Thursday 9th April, 1:00pm
Tickets £13.00*/£12.00* (concessions)
Family Ticket £48.00*

Live on Stage! Premier Stage Productions Ltd & FremantleMedia bring you a spellbinding new show starring the world’s smallest superhero, direct from the smash hit CBeebies series.

The world of Treetopolis comes to your theatre as we invite you to do Tree Fu and help Tom save the day! This brand new show, packed with adventure, fun, music and participation, sees Tom take to the stage in his first nationwide tour - be part of the magic.

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
09/04/2015
Strictly Come Dancing's PASHA KOVALEV - Life Through Dancing
Strictly Come Dancing's PASHA KOVALEV - Life Through Dancing
Friday 10th April 2015, 7:30pm
Tickets £26.00*/£24.00* (concessions)

In this amazing new show starring Pasha and his sensational dancers, the audience will be transported into the world of Ballroom and Latin Dance with all it's glitter and sequence.

'Life Through Dance' is a non-stop action and sparkles packed journey through life and love, expressed by the language of dance. The production will feature breathtaking choreography, sensational music and amazing costumes.

It will be a fun and exciting adventure for the entire family during which there will even be the opportunity to participate and experience 'live on stage' the favourite dance styles as seen on TV, leaving the audience supercharged with positive energy and emotion!

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
10/04/2015
Soul Legends
Soul Legends
Saturday 11th April 2015, 8:00pm
Tickets £24.50*/£22.50* (concessions)

The Feel Good Show of the Year

Brand-new for 2014... it’s the smash-hit, Stateside spectacular featuring more soul classics than any other production.

Hits by Aretha Franklin * James Brown * Michael Jackson * Tina Turner * Lionel Richie * Barry White * Wilson Pickett * Earth Wind & Fire * George Benson * Sam & Dave * Eddie Floyd * The Emotions * Kool & the Gang * Chaka Khan * Edwin Starr and many, many more feature in “soulsational” style.

It’s all aboard the soul train for the show of the year, embarking from soul’s heady Sixties origins... steaming, non-stop, through to the present day... via everyone’s favourite Seventies and Eighties dance classics.

An all-star cast of talented singers and musicians, elaborate costumes and jaw-dropping choreography truly revive everyone’s favourite soul classics: Respect, Soul Man, Ain’t Nobody, Knock On Wood, Midnight Hour, Sex Machine, Proud Mary, You’re My First My Last My Everything, Best Of My Love, River Deep Mountain High, Ain’t No Stopping Us Now, Beat It, Three Times a Lady, Get Down on It, I Feel Good and more. . . the hits just keep on coming.

Relive the golden age of soul with the feel good show of the year. Soul Legends is coming to town.

www.easytheatres.com

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
11/04/2015
An Evening with Julian Lloyd Webber
An Evening with Julian Lloyd Webber
Sunday 12th April 2015, 7:30pm
All tickets £21.00*

In this superb new presentation, Julian Lloyd Webber will take the audience on an historical and musical journey in which he will give unique insight into not only his life as one of the world's finest musicians but also as a member of arguably the most influential musical dynasty of modern times.

Julian will recount stories and anecdotes of touring, recording sessions, concerts, TV shows and the like, all of which will be linked with rare video footage of him playing and talking with many of the people involved in his amazing life such as Nigel Kennedy, Elton John, Katherine Jenkins, Tim Rice, Yehudi Menhuin, Joaquin Rodrigo, Cleo Laine, Stephane Grappelli and many others.

The backbone of the show and complimenting the chat and clips, he will be joined by his wife and fellow cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber and pianist Pam Chowhan to perform works such as Faure's Elegy, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Music of the Night, Rachmaninov's Cello Sonata as well as works by composers William Lloyd Webber, Philip Glass, Frank Bridge, and JS Bach.

For any cellist out there- bring along your cello and have your chance for Julian Lloyd Webber to play it for you on stage as the encore and get a mini masterclass with the man himself! Spaces are limited so please contact the box office on 0151 666 0000 to ensure you have a space reserved for you.

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
12/04/2015
We'll Meet Again - Hits from the Blitz
We'll Meet Again - Hits from the Blitz
Tuesday 14th April 2015, 2:30pm
Tickets £13.50*/£12.00* (concessions)

Due to overwhelming popular demand, Duggie Chapman M.B.E. has not surprisingly decided to take the show – WE’LL MEET AGAIN - back ‘on the road’ again. An entirely new production, but nevertheless, the ‘old favourites’ will still be included. capturing the music, comedy and camaraderie of the war years.

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
14/04/2015
Marc Almond In Concert
Marc Almond In Concert

Thursday 16th April 2015, 8:00pm
Tickets £20.50* to £38.50*

Please note revised start time of 8:00pm rather than previously advertised.

VIP Package available for £100*
Pre-show meet with  Marc
Top price premium seat
Exclusive signed photo
A commemorative VIP tour laminate

Iconic singer and performer Marc Almond has announced a full UK tour in April 2015 which will open at the Floral Pavilion and end on 1st May at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire.

The tour will follow the release of his much awaited new record – entitled ‘The Velvet Trail’ - on 2nd March.

Almond, who released a 4 track EP in 2014 with collaborations including Jarvis Cocker (Pulp) and Carl Barat (The Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things), will perform a mix of old and new material. 

The eclectic artist, last year’s recipient of the Ivor Novello Inspiration Award, is currently touring with Jools Holland, following the 2013’s triumph of his award winning ’Ten Plagues’ song cycle performances and subsequent album release.




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

16/04/2015
Essence of Ireland
Essence of Ireland
Friday 17th April 2015, 7:30pm
Tickets
£22.50*/£20.50* (concession)


Set against the backdrop of Ireland, England and America in the 19th century, Essence of Ireland tells the story of love, joy, happiness and heartache endured by Coro McGowen and Sean Dempsey as they are separated by emigration from each other and their beloved Ireland.

Based on true events, Essence of Ireland is a heart breaking yet heart-warming story brought to life and set against the music and dance of Ireland, the USA and Spain.

With Irish classics such as “Galway Girl”, “Emigrant Eyes”, “Tell me Ma”, “Irish Rover” along with original scores, Essence of Ireland is the most complete Irish show in the world today.

Experience the heart, soul and spirit of the Emerald Isle!



‘Every day is St Patricks Day when these guys are in town’ BBC


www.essenceofireland.co.uk

Facebook - facebook.com/essenceofireland
Twitter - @EssenceIreland
Trailer - www.youtube.com

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
17/04/2015
Curved Air 2015
Curved Air 2015
Friday 17th April 2015, 8:00pm
Tickets £18.50*/£16.50* (concessions)

This 1969 groundbreaking progressive art-rock band combines a remarkable female vocalist with virtuoso musicians. Reformed in 2008 after a sabbatical of 18 years, they continue to thrill a steadily increasing mass of new and old fans. Curved Air is: vocalist Sonja Kristina, original Curved Air drummer Florian Pilkington Miksa, guitarist Kit Morgan, violinist Paul Sax, bass player Chris Harris and keyboard player Robert Norton.

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
17/04/2015
Halfway to Paradise - The Billy Fury Story
Halfway to Paradise - The Billy Fury Story
Saturday 18th April, 7:30pm
Tickets £21.00*/£20.00* (concessions)

Billy Fury was Britain’s own Elvis... and the girls loved him! 31 years after his untimely death, Billy’s own band – his original FURY'S TORNADOS remember him by re-playing his timeless 29 hit records live – “Wondrous Place”, “Last Night Was Made For Love”, “I Will”, “A Thousand Stars”, ”Jealousy”, ”Halfway To Paradise” & many, many more.

See Billy come alive with his FURY’S TORNADOS on a giant screen - the atmosphere is both electric & emotional. Colin Gold as Fury is just sensational.



“Rock ‘n’ Roll heaven – a great 60’s night out!! “–The Stage.

*includes £1 fee per ticket. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees for Friends of the Floral.
18/04/2015
Twopence To Cross the Mersey - The Stage Play
Twopence To Cross the Mersey - The Stage Play

“Helen Forrester's memoirs come to life!" ★★★★Liverpool Echo


Sunday 19th April 2015, 6:00pm
Monday 20th to Thursday 23rd April 2015, 7:30pm
Wednesday & Thursday Matinee at 2:30pm

Tickets
£23.50*
Matinee: £16.00*

Extra Matinee added Thursday due to huge demand! Don't miss out.

Written by Rob Fennah
Directed by Bob Eaton

Cast includes: Emma Dears (Mother) Christopher Jordan (Father), Maria Lovelady (Young Helen), Daniel Stephen Davies (Young Alan), Eithne Browne (Mrs Hicks), Jake Abraham (Old Man), Roy Carruthers (O'Farrell), Brian Dodd (Mick).

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 popular novel soon leaps from the page to the stageThe Stage

Maria Lovelady gives a stunning performance as Helen, captivating the audienceThe Merseysider Magazine

“Emma Dears is superb as the “poor me” mother and Lovelady gives a bravura performance well worth the applause she receives”The Public Reviews

“Eithne Browne displays the kind of talent that this city is known for in spades. Emotionally exquisite and comedically superb”Purple Revolver

Maria Lovelady’s performance as the young Helen Forrester, was a revelation... A clever and moving piece of theatre… A real Hit!”Cheshire Today


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
Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April 2015
Saturday at 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Sunday at 10:00am & 1:00pm
Tickets £16.50*/£14.50* (concessions) / Family of 4 £58.00* (top price tickets only)

"Somewhere, hidden amongst the thorny brambles is a little kingdom where everyone is very very small..."

From the makers of Peppa Pig this BAFTA award-winning television animation returns live on stage!

Holly is a young Fairy Princess, who is still learning how to fly and her magic doesn't always go quite according to plan. Her best friend, Ben the Elf, doesn't have wings and he doesn't do magic, but he runs very fast and flies on the back of Gaston the Ladybird. They live in the Little Kingdom, a tiny land where flowers and grass rise high above them and every day is an adventure.

Ben and Holly have fun and games helping Gaston the Ladybird clean up his messy cave, they go on a trip into The Big World with tooth-fairy Nanny Plum, even plan a surprise birthday party for King Thistle, and oops, let's hope there's not another jelly flood!

Join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter on an enchanting journey through the Magical Kingdom. With actors, masks and colourful costumes this beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family.




*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Fee capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
25/04/2015 To 26/04/2015
The Kilkennys
The Kilkennys
Thursday 30th April 2015, 8:00pm
Tickets £18.00*/£16.00* (concessions)

Renowned for their musicianship and vocal abilities, The Kilkennys have gained a reputation for revitalising traditional Irish music and adding their own touch of passion and youthful energy.

The Kilkennys UK Tour 2015 marks the group's return to mainland UK and to many venues where they played previously with their acclaimed tribute to the music of The Clancy Brothers - 'Fine Girl Ye Are'.

Formed at a very young age, The Kilkennys have toured all over Ireland and have taken their music as far afield as Las Vegas, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Abu Dhabi and the Czech Republic. The band have almost three million YouTube hits and a packed schedule of shows for 2014/2015 all over the world.

Davey Cashin, Rob Campion, Tommy Mackey and Davey Long are excited about bringing their brand of Irish music to a UK audience. Come along to a show and join in the fun for a great evening of music and song!


*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
30/04/2015
Vienna Festival Ballet 35th Anniversary Gala
Vienna Festival Ballet 35th Anniversary Gala
Friday 1st May 2015, 7:30pm
Tickets £23.00* (£21.00* concessions)


Vienna Festival Ballet celebrate 35 years with their 35th Anniversary Gala. We 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.

Vienna Festival Ballet’s reflection on 35 years of performing classical ballets all over the world, will take you on an unforgettable journey through the best of ballet in one magical evening.

“An excellent company of talented young dancers. Their energy and enthusiasm is breathtaking.” - ENTS24.COM

www.viennafestivalballet.com

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
01/05/2015
Horrible Histories - Groovy Greeks
Horrible Histories - Groovy Greeks
Live on stage!
Wednesday 17th to Sunday 21st June 2015

£18.00* | £16.00* conc | £12.00* child

School group £8.00
Family ticket £56.00*
Age: 5yrs and over
Running Time: Approx 2 hours (including 20min interval)




GROOVY GREEKS - from savage Sparta to angry Athens, discover the truth about growing up in Greece. take on the Trojans! Pummel the Persians! Compete in the first ever Olympic Games and appear in the very first play! Meet your match with the Minotaur and be zapped by Zeus! Hold on tight as you gatecrash the gruesome and groovy Greeks!

IT'S HISTORY WITH THE NASTY BITS LEFT IN!

So it's time to prepare yourselves for HORRIBLE HISTORIES live on stage ! Using actors and ground –breaking 3d bogglevision special effects, two new astounding shows - GROOVY GREEKS and INCREDIBLE INVADERS– are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips !

TWO-SHOW DEAL for GROOVY GREEKS/INCREDIBLE INVADERS
£31.00* | £21.00* child
School group £15.00*
Family ticket £96.00*
See more about INCREDIBLE INVADERS here

For more information  about the show see www.birminghamstage.com

*includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Fee capped at 8 tickets. no fees to friends of the floral
17/06/2015 To 21/06/2015
Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty
Wednesday 9th December 2015 to Sunday 3rd January 2016
Tickets from £13.00* to £20.00*
Family Tickets available on all performances!

CHRISTMAS/JANUARY SALE!

Buy your tickets now for Sleeping Beauty 2015 and don’t pay any booking fees!
Offer ends 2 February 2015.

It’s a fabulous, fairytale treat for all the family!

Once upon a time in a land far, far away a beautiful princess is born and the King and Queen throw a huge celebration, inviting guests from all across the land to bestow gifts upon their beloved baby girl. Her trio of doting Fairy Godmothers also gather at the feast and grant the magical gifts of beauty, wit and grace on the child. But one evil person is not in the mood for celebrating...

The King and Queen forgot to invite the wicked fairy Carabosse who sweeps into the palace and in her rage places a terrible curse on the beautiful new princess – on her sixteenth birthday she will prick her finger on a spinning wheel and fall asleep for one hundred years!

Who can save the princess now? The Good Fairy, Silly Billy, The Handsome Prince? They say only true love’s kiss will break the spell!

Following the marvellous Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs; Floral Pavilion and Martin Dodd for UK Productions proudly present another spectacular pantomime for Christmas 2015 jam-packed with smash-hit songs, stunning sets, fabulous costumes, exciting effects, lots and lots of laughs and plenty of seasonal sparkle.

Book your seats now and be spellbound by Sleeping Beauty at the Floral Pavilion Theatre for Christmas 2015.

Download the leaflet here  for full ticket details and performance dates/times.

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Fee capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
09/12/2015 To 03/01/2016
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Monday to Saturday: Open 11am to 6pm  (closed Easter Monday and Tuesday 7th April)
Show Nights: Open until curtain up
Sundays: Open 12pm to 4pm (including Easter Sunday)

EASTER OPENING TIMES
30 March 2015
This week we welcome the Russian Ice Stars with Beauty and the Beast On Ice for an Easter treat. Our Box Office will be open as usual on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday. Box Office is closed on Easter Monday and on Tuesday 7th April for essential maintenance.

THE RUSSIAN ICE STARS RETURN

23 February 2015
Last year, they wowed us with their world class ice dancing and heart- stopping, jaw-dropping aerial acrobatics in Peter Pan On Ice.  This April they return with Beauty and the Beast On Ice - unmissable.
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