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Black Box Stage Experience 2014: FOOTLOOSE
Black Box Stage Experience 2014: FOOTLOOSE
Fri 29th August at 7:30pm
Fri Mat at 1:00pm
£11.00* / £9.00* conc
 
*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Fee capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.

Family Ticket 2 Adults 2 Children available (£28.00)

ONE KID. ONE TOWN. ONE CHANCE.
THE MUSIC IS ON HIS SIDE.

Life in small-town Bomont is peaceful until city boy, Ren, arrives. Breaking every taboo, Ren brings dance back to the heart of a town held back by the memory of a tragedy.

Based on the hit 80s movie, FOOTLOOSE has become a stage musical phenomenon. From Broadway to the West End to the Floral Pavilion, there is just no stopping the music and electrifying dance routines, guaranteed to get your feet tapping.

Dancing is not a crime; to miss Footloose would be!

An amateur production by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe Ltd.

JOIN THE BLACK BOX STAGE EXPERIENCE
Apply for Black Box Stage Experience at The Floral Pavilion for the opportunity to work with industry professionals as part of a two week summer production commencing Monday 18 to Friday 29 August with full-scale performances of FOOTLOOSE. 

AUDITIONS will take place at The Floral Pavilion on Sun 18 May 10-6pm
RECALLS
on Sun 25 May 10-6pm

Email stageexperience@live.com  for an application form

29/08/2014 To 29/08/2014
Miss Giggles Entertains
Miss Giggles Entertains
Every Monday starting 21st July till 1st September, 2:00pm
(Except Bank Holiday Monday 25th August)

Please note that all attending need a valid ticket for the show - including parents.

Come and join Miss Giggles for a fully traditional ‘It’s behind you’ style show. With puppets, magic, music, singing and dancing this will be a fun-filled hour of entertainment for everyone aged between 2 and 8.

Let your children enter the magical, fictional world of Chuckleborough! Meet Scruffy the dog and Squeak the mouse, but be aware of the Choo spiders!

www.missgiggles.co.uk
01/09/2014
Oliver! - Ellesmere Port Musical Theatre Company
Oliver! - Ellesmere Port Musical Theatre Company

Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th September, 7.30pm
Saturday 6th September, 2.30pm
£21.00*/£19.00* conc

Please note that because of the Wallasey Motor Club's annual 'Promenade Rally', King's Parade New Brighton, will be closed on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th September.

Diversions will be in place so please allow plenty of time to arrive at the theatre.

Consider yourself one of us this September as EPMTC return to the Floral to bring you this favourite, feel-good, family musical!

Follow Oliver, the boy who dared to ask for more, as he meets an array of colourful characters including the Artful Dodger, Fagin and his gang of thieves, Nancy and Bill Sykes. Featuring the hit songs Where is love, Consider yourself, Food Glorious Food and Who will buy.

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

04/09/2014 To 06/09/2014
Surfin USA
Surfin USA

Sunday 7th September, 7:30pm
Tickets £20.00*/£18.00* (conc)

SURFIN' USA, starring BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing lead singer, Chris Madin, and backed by an incredible live band, are proud to pay tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time, The Beach Boys.

The Beach Boys had over eighty songs chart worldwide, 36 of them United States and selling in excess of 100 million records worldwide. Listed at number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”.

Chris Madin and the Surfin’ USA band brings those wonderful songs, energy and fun back to life. Narrated by Suzi Madin you’ll get even more insight into this decade defining band. Don’t miss out on this stunning recreation of an iconic sound.

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

07/09/2014
An Evening with Tony Jacklin - Hosted by Willie Thorne
An Evening with Tony Jacklin - Hosted by Willie Thorne
Tuesday 9th September, 7:30pm
All Tickets £21.00*

Tony Jacklin CBE is arguably the powerhouse behind European Golf and was responsible for engineering the greatest sporting revolution of the 20th century.

He inspired a generation of golfers including Sir Nick Faldo, Sandy Lyle MBE, Seve Ballesteros etc as well as many of today’s stars such as Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood and Justin Rose.

Starting in mid August 2014, he will be embarking on a series live theatre appearances in the UK in which he will talk at length about his extraordinary golfing career and who knows, he may even discuss his recent appearance on Strictly Come Dancing!

The evening be hosted by snooker legend, golfing nut and great friend of Tony Jacklin – Willie Thorne and will also include a Q & A session, a golf swing master-class and a meet and greet.

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
09/09/2014
Ha Ha Hood! And the Prince of Leaves
Ha Ha Hood! And the Prince of Leaves
Thursday 11th September, 7:30pm
All Tickets £21.00*

Starring SU POLLARD and CANNON AND BALL!
And returning by popular demand BEN LANGLEY and ANDY PICKERING

After the hugely successful UK tour of Ha Ha Holmes! in 2013, Ha Ha! returns by popular demand with the next instalment in the series. Ha Ha Hood! stars comedy queen Su Pollard (Hi-de-Hi!, You Rang, M’Lord?), comedy duo Cannon and Ball and sees the return of Ben Langley. All accompanied on the piano by Andy Pickering.

Irreverent and funny, this brand new romp will take you on an hilarious adventure through the heroic and daring world of Sherwood Forest, led by Hood and his merry men (in tights!).

Original, clever and laugh out loud funny, Ha Ha Hood! is not to be missed.

www.hahahood.com

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
11/09/2014
Bob Paisley: Reluctant Genius
Bob Paisley: Reluctant Genius
Friday 12 September, 7:30pm
Tickets £16.00*/£13.00* (conc)

The remarkable story of the man who had to be persuaded to take on so-called Mission Impossible by succeeding Bill Shankly as Liverpool manager and proceeded to land 19 trophies in 9 seasons as the 20th century’s most successful manager. Kop legends Ian Callaghan, Jimmy Case, Alan Kennedy and Phil Neal join writer and broadcaster John Keith and musician Gerry Murphy on stage for a show not to be missed.

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
12/09/2014
Dr. David Starkey - The Tudors and Us
Dr. David Starkey - The Tudors and Us
Friday 12th September, 8pm
£17.00*/£15.00* conc
In the Blue Lounge

The UK’s leading constitutional historian, known for his forthright views, talks about the period he describes as "the most glorious soap opera , with the whole future of countries turning on what these huge personalities felt like when they got out of bed in the morning".

A Cambridge educated grammar school boy who became a respected LSE lecturer, a uniquely abrasive debater on Radio 4’s Moral Maze, a controversial contributor to Question Time, and the creator and presenter of many very popular historical TV series... on such subjects as Henry VIII , Elizabeth I , the Monarchy, the Churchills, and recently Music and Monarchy.


*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
12/09/2014
Heritage Opera presents Puccini's TOSCA
Heritage Opera presents Puccini's TOSCA
Sunday 14th September, 7:30pm
Tickets £19.00*/£17.00* (conc)

Rome, June 17th 1800: the unpleasant realities of war and political espionage are about to crash headlong into the charmed lives of opera diva Floria Tosca, and her lover, Mario Cavaradossi, an artist who harbours some very dangerous revolutionary sentiments. Chief of Police, Baron Scarpia, wants answers to some difficult questions, and will stop at nothing to achieve his evil ends. Mario is led to the torture chamber, and Tosca is put in a terrifying situation: she can save her lover, but only by submitting to a ‘fate worse than death’. As Scarpia closes in, she seems to have only one choice...

New for Summer 2014, Heritage Opera presents Puccini’s masterpiece, Tosca. Touring since 2006, this professional chamber opera company has grown in reputation, garnering fabulous reviews in the local, national and music press for dramatically and musically committed productions. Heritage Opera is delighted to be returning to the Floral Pavilion in 2014 with Tosca. Containing some of opera’s most beloved melodies, Tosca will charm and move you, with its eternal themes of power, obsession, love, and death.

What the critics said about previous Heritage Opera productions:

“A brilliant achievement, all told.”

Geoff Brown, The Times

“...sung with aplomb by a cast of highly experienced singers,…There were laugh-out-loud moments,…combined with a stellar cast and spot-on direction, this was a Figaro that I’ll remember for a long time to come.”
Sarah Kirkup, Gramophone Magazine

“…a wonderful evening’s entertainment…..a beautifully balanced, musical and dramatic tour-de-force of first-rate singing”
Michael Nunn, Lancashire Evening Post

Tosca will be sung in English, accompanied by 6-piece instrumental ensemble.

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
14/09/2014
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

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. Capped at 8 tickets.  No fee to Friends of the Floral.
11/12/2014 To 04/01/2015
Yet Another Evening With Rick Wakeman
Yet Another Evening With Rick Wakeman
Thursday 12th March 2015, 7:30pm
Tickets
£27.00*/£25.00* (concessions)

THE MUSIC AND ANECDOTAL WIT OF AN OLD AGE PENSIONER.

A Fellow of the Royal College of Music, Professor of the London College of Music, former Yes keyboard player, Watchdog presenter and renowned Grumpy Old Man, Rick Wakeman has led a rich and varied life. In his one-man solo show, he recounts hilarious and unlikely anecdotes from a career which has included musical collaborations with David Bowie, Cat Stevens and Elton John, as well as worldwide tours with his own bands, punctuated by displays of dazzling virtuosity on the piano.

This show was a sell-out success at the Edinburgh Fringe, where it won rave reviews and quickly became a ‘must-see’ of the festival. Come along and find out why life if rarely dull for Rick or those around him!

www.rwcc.com

Reviews of the show from the Edinburgh Fringe:

‘A genuinely fascinating character, and unarguably talented performer, Wakeman’s show is a triumph’ ***** - Fest magazine

‘A national treasure’ **** - Broadway Baby

‘Great fun’ The Herald Scotland

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
12/03/2015
Twopence To Cross the Mersey - The Stage Play
Twopence To Cross the Mersey - The Stage Play
Sunday 19th 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. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
19/04/2015 To 23/04/2015
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Bank Holiday Opening Times
14 August 2014
Our opening times over the August Bank Holiday weekend will be 12pm-4pm on Sat 23rd, Sun 24th and Mon 25th Aug.
On Sat 23rd Aug the Floral Café and Plaza will be closed for a private event.
Don't be Grumpy, be Happy this Christmas with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!
20 June 2014
CAST ANNOUNCED. Tupele Dorgu leads the cast in this year's unmissable panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Find out more here


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