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Classic Ghosts
Classic Ghosts
Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th February 2015, 7:30pm
Wednesday and Saturday Matinee at 2:30pm

Tickets £23.00*/£21.00* (concessions)
Special Price £17.00* Wednesday matinee only.

Running times:
Act I (Whistle) 50min
Interval 25min
Act II (The Signalman) 45min

TERRENCE HARDIMAN (The Demon Headmaster/Cadfael)
DICKEN ASHWORH (Coronation Street/Emmerdale)

Designed and directed by Michael Lunney

Middle Ground Theatre Company presents a lavish new production of two spine-tingling masterpieces.

'The Signalman' by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Francis Evelyn

Set in 1880, this is Dickens’ exquisitely unnerving tale of a tormented signalman who is haunted by visions of impending disaster on his isolated stretch of line. Can a well meaning traveller, who chances upon the lonely signal box while out walking, calm the man’s fears before he spirals into self destruction?

'Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad' by M.R.James
Adapted by Margaret May Hobbs

M.R. James was a master teller of the creepy ghost story. This is the story of Professor Parkins, a Cambridge academic on an out-of-season holiday at a bleak English east coast hotel in 1907. At an old graveyard near a deserted beach he finds an old bone whistle. On cleaning it, he discovers the inscription: Quis est iste qui venit (“Who is this who is coming?”). Blowing the whistle he awakens a disturbing supernatural force. A terrifying ordeal follows and though his scepticism tries to dismiss his unearthly encounters, his eyes and ears cannot...


Both productions star award-winning veteran actor Jack Shepherd, who has a long and distinguished career in film, television and on stage. His awards include a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award, a Plays and Players London Critics' Award, and a Time Out Award. He is probably best known for his portrayal of Detective Superintendent Charles Wycliffe in the television series Wycliffe. He is joined by Terrence Hardiman (The Demon Headmaster/Cadfael), Dicken Ashworth (Coronation Street/Emmerdale) and a full supporting cast.


"Filled with can't tear your eyes away. The cast of experienced actors were uncannily good and the set was superb." Maidenhead Advertiser

"Perfect performances...impressively scary... One particular moment had some in the audience shrieking with fear. This double bill of thrills, so expertly crafted by the cast and crew, is a perfect way to while away a January evening." GetWestLondon

"A spine-tingling treat... I was jumping out of my seat. It certainly convinced me more than The Woman In Black" Hemel Hempstead Gazette

"Atmospherically spooky...makes a joke of the phrase 'Are you sitting comfortably?'" Wolverhampton Express & Star

"Expertly executed... genuinely unnerving and skilfully conveyed" Daily Post

"A well-executed mix of technical wizardry, lighting, costumes and an engrossing performance from the leads... draws to a terrifying crescendo eliciting gasps from the crowd" North Wales Pioneer

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
28/02/2015 To 28/02/2015
RAF Swing Wing of College Band
RAF Swing Wing of College Band
Sunday 1st March 2015, 7:00pm
All tickets £15.00*

A thrilling concert of Big Band music immortalised by the great orchestras of Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Glen Miller, and Count Basie from a time when melody was King and music fans it’s adoring subjects.
The concert is in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, and is part of Wirral Remembers WW1.

The band plays by permission of the Air Force Board of the Defence Council.

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
The Dublin Legends
The Dublin Legends
Tuesday 3rd March, 7:30pm
Tickets £23.00*/£21.00* (concessions)

Sean Cannon, Eamonn Campbell, Gerry O’Connor & Paul Watchorn are all true legends of Irish Folk music. Sean & Eamonn were members of The Dubliners for close to 30 years while Gerry joined them for the final part of their 50th Anniversary Tour. He was a member of the iconic Four Men & A Dog, has played with everyone from Sharon Shannon to Shane MacGowan and also tours with guitar legend Joe Bonamassa. Paul Watchorn, one of the best 5 string banjo players in Ireland, toured the world as a member of Derek Warfields Sons Of Erin for many years.

In 2012 the Legendary Irish Folk group THE DUBLINERS celebrated 50 glorious years in the music business by receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and rapidly followed it up with a sell-out UK concert tour, the highlight of which was a magical night at The Royal Albert Hall in London.

Sadly, however, they subsequently suffered a body blow with the sudden tragic death of founding member “Banjo” Barney McKenna. Quite naturally this meant that the remaining members chose to sit down and decide upon the band’s future. John Sheahan, after 48 years of touring, decided it was time to step off the tour bus and it was agreed that The Dubliners, as a touring band, would come to an end. THE DUBLIN LEGENDS were born.

THE DUBLIN LEGENDS will continue the legacy started by Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Ciaran Bourke, Barney McKenna & John Sheahan back in 1962. As Barney himself said “It’s Too Late To Stop Now”.

“The Lads” are looking forward to entertaining & meeting all their old friends & fans in the UK & Europe in 2015 and will continue to play all the classic songs and ballads known the world over; Whiskey in The Jar, Dirty Old Town, The Wild Rover, Seven Drunken Nights, The Rare Auld Times, Finnegan’s Wake, Molly Malone, The Monto, Hand Me Down Me Bible, The Irish Rover, Black Velvet Band & many more.

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

Wednesday 4th March 2015, 8:00pm



Lisa Thomas Management proudly presents…

JOHN BISHOP Supersonic

For ages 16


"Supersonic easily confirms thatJohn Bishop has finally taken on the mantle of Britain's top comic. Warm, wittyand full of life – it’s the funniest two hours you'll have anywhere, anytimesoon"
The Daily Mirror 


Following last year’s hugely successful sell-out UK arena tour, John Bishop announces that he will be performing his critically acclaimed Supersonic show, here at the Floral for one night only on Wednesday 4th March. This show will be one of the last times John will perform Supersonic, so do not miss this chance to see one of the country’s finest comedians in full flow.
After the show in New Brighton, John will perform Supersonic one last time at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 2 April, when the show will be filmed for a DVD release later this year. 

Announcing the show, John said: “I’m thrilled to be performing Supersonic again and at The Floral Pavilion. The reaction to last year’s tour was amazing, so I’m really looking forward to the getting back on stage in March and I hope the fans are too!”

*Price includes a £1 per ticket fee.  Fee capped at 8 tickets.  No fee to Friends of the Floral.
Sex in Suburbia
Sex in Suburbia
Thursday 5th March 2015, 7:30pm
Tickets £25.00*/£23.00* (concessions)
Great Offers for groups of 6 or more - Contact the Box Office (0151 666 0000)

Written by Claire Sweeney and Mandy Muden


Book an unforgettable date with the hit comedy of the year!

Claire Sweeney stars in and co-writes this brand new comedy about dating, men and finding Mr Right.

Penny Crowe is the host of a late-night radio phone-in and. As Britain’s leading Agony Aunt, she takes calls about every date from hell and the occasional one from heaven. She is more than happy to dish out relationship advice, but is she as happy to take it..?

Packed full of sensational songs including I’m Every Woman, I Want To Break Free and Somebody Else’s Guy, this show will make you laugh, cry and dance in the aisles. Based on real stories from real women, this is the story of all of our lives!

Age advisory 16 with some strong language and adult themes.

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
The Manfreds
The Manfreds
Friday 6th March 2015, 7:30pm
Tickets £20.50*/£18.50* (concessions)

The Manfreds, with "The One In The Middle" Paul Jones, will be performing many of their biggest hits including 5-4-3-2-1, Pretty Flamingo and Do Wah Diddy Diddy, along with a mix of solo hits and jazz and rhythm'n'blues renditions for which they are famous.

Paul Jones, with his award winning harmonica sound, will be joined by fellow original Manfred Mann members, Mike Hugg on keyboards and Tom McGuinness on guitar, plus Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass guitar and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute - all excellent musicians who will provide a full evening’s entertainment.

*includes £1 fee per ticket. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees for Friends of the Floral.
The Elvis Years 1954 -1977
The Elvis Years 1954 -1977

Saturday 7th March, 7:30pm
Tickets £20.50*

You ready to rock ’n’ roll?

An outstanding concert production of the West End musical Jailhouse Rock featuring original star Mario Kombou and his incredible band led by legendary producer, musical director and Ivor Novello award-winner David Mackay, in the UK’s number one Elvis show.

Images of the King World Champion Mario delivers a tour de force performance in this spectacular show packed with over 50 greatest hits, from the early days of Sun Studios and That’s Alright Mama, through the Hollywood years of GI Blues and It’s Now or Never, the ‘68 TV special with All Shook Up, culminating in the legendary Las Vegas concert, with In The Ghetto, Suspicious Minds and American Trilogy.

This is as close as you can get to the King.

"The best Elvis since Elvis!"
Donna Presley
"The King is re-born – the audience loved it." The Times
"Elvis lives." Daily Mirror
"He lights up the stage." BBC 1

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

Back to Broadway
Back to Broadway
Sunday 8th March 2015, 7:30pm
Tickets £20.00*/£18.00* (concessions)

Back To Broadway is the all-singing, all-dancing, theatrical sensation that invites you to take a breathtaking journey through the magical world of musicals!

Now in its 4th successful year, Back To Broadway returns with a stunning new show for 2015. All the best-loved songs from the world’s greatest musicals are showcased in a spellbinding and captivating stage spectacular! Be enthralled by the unforgettable ‘One Day More’ from Les Misérables, the glitz and glamour of Copacabana, the uplifting ‘Time Of My Life’ from Dirty Dancing and the fantastic ‘Defying Gravity’ from Wicked: just some of the timeless showstoppers performed live on stage by some of the country’s finest performers currently touring the UK. 

Watch the trailer

So join us for an evening of non-stop entertainment that will leave you clamouring for more. With unforgettable performances, dazzling costumes and original choreography, all backed by a stunning New York setting, Back To Broadway is the hit show not to be missed!

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. fee capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
Yet Another Evening With Rick Wakeman
Yet Another Evening With Rick Wakeman

Thursday 12th March 2015, 7:30pm
£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!

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.

The Platters
The Platters
Friday 13th March 2015, 7:30pm
Tickets £26.00*

Who can forget Only You and The Great Pretender! Early rock’n’roll pioneers The Platters had Top 40 Billboard singles and 4 Number Ones between 1955 and 1967. They recorded just under 400 songs, sold well over 100 million records, performed in more than 91 countries and received more than 250 awards worldwide. They were inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of their international debut with ‘Only You’.

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
Joe McElderry - The Evolution Tour 2015
Joe McElderry - The Evolution Tour 2015
Saturday 14th March 2015, 7:30pm
Tickets £20.00*/£19.00*
concessions/£16.00* under 14
VIP package is available for £75.00* See below for more details

Former X-Factor winner Joe McElderry is an extremely talented artist. Joe is one of the best live performers currently touring the UK. With his stunning voice, humour, charm & warm rapport with both the audience and his band, the atmosphere at his shows is so brilliant, the time just flies and you immediately find yourself wanting to book tickets for more shows (addictive!). And he has plenty to choose from!

Having just finished a successful 60-date tour 'Set Your Soul Alive' - Joe is so versatile, to switch seamlessly from beautiful ballads to Nessun Dorma to pop tracks that never fail to get the audience up on their feet dancing... all in single a show. That's quite some talent!

VIP Package - £75.00* - Extremely limited places!

Includes a ticket to the show, and exclusive 'Meet and Greet' with a glass of Champagne, and photo opportunity and a goodie bag to take home.

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
Ian McCulloch (plus support)
Ian McCulloch (plus support)
Thursday 19th March 2015, 8:00pm
All tickets £19.50*

Formed in Liverpool in 1978, Echo & the Bunnymen grew to become one of the UK’s most popular indie rock bands, responsible for hit albums and singles such as The Cutter, Seven Seas, Bring on the Dancing Horses, The Killing Moon, and Nothing lasts forever.

Iconic front man Ian McCulloch will be giving a rare solo performance at The Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge and will feature stripped down versions of classic Bunnymen tracks, as well as songs from his own solo catalogue.

This is a one off chance to experience the sounds of a true icon of British indie music.

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
Liverpool Mozart Orchestra - March Concert
Liverpool Mozart Orchestra - March Concert
Saturday 21st March 2015, 7.30pm
Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm
Tickets £16.00*/£14.50* (concessions)/£5.00 (students)
Free to young people aged 16 and under if accompanied by a paying adult

Mark Heron
Soloist: Thelma Handy - violin

Elgar – Introduction & Allegro for Strings
Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1
Kornas - Shangaan
Haydn – Symphony No. 83 ‘La Poule’

This evening offers a rare chance to be present for a world première, the very tuneful new work written for the LMO by young composer Adam Kornas. The LMO is delighted to be appearing again with Thelma Handy, Joint Leader of the RLPO, who will play the solo in Bruch’s touching Violin Concerto. The programme is a showcase for the strings, beginning with Elgar’s melodious ‘Introduction and Allegro’, and concluding with one of Haydn’s most charming symphonies, ‘La Poule’.

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
Spotlight on Youth 2015
Spotlight on Youth 2015
Sunday 22nd March 2015, 7:00pm
All Tickets £10.00*

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
Sunday 22nd March 2015, 8:00pm
Tickets £18.50*/£16.50* (concessions)

With their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus became as one of the most successful Dutch pop-rock exports. Fronted by founding member Thijs Van Leer, and best known for their hits Hocus Pocus, House of The King and Sylvia, the iconic Dutch music masters are back. Focus are Thijs van Leer Hammond-organ, flute and vocals, drums Pierre van der Linden , bass Bobby Jacobs and guitar Menno Gootjes.

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

*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
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 & Thursday Matinee at 2:30pm

Matinee: £16.00*

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


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.

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
The Naked Truth
The Naked Truth
Wednesday 13th to Friday 15th May 2015, 8:00pm
Tickets £22.50* (£20.00* conc)

The Naked Truth
It's a Women Thing

Real Women, Real Lives

Tailor-made for Women, The Naked Truth is the hit comedy Play from Dave Simpson, the writer of the smash-hit comedy "Girls Night Out" and starring Vicky Entwistle (Coronation Street) and Gemma Bissix (Eastenders). Now on its 6th fantastic tour, this Show has had people on their feet all over the UK. Set in a pole dancing class (the latest get-fit craze) 'The Naked Truth' is a brilliantly funny comedy about sisterhood.

It's a women thing, as five very different women struggle hilariously to conquer pole dancing for an event to raise awareness and money for a breast cancer charity.

The Naked Truth is a poignant and uplifting comedy, a call to all women, and celebrating strength through adversity.

It’s a Show for women, about women, that men absolutely must see (if they dare!).

“...Even more uplifting than a Playtex bra. Don’t miss it” The Public Reviews

"Better than marriage guidance" - Yorkshire Post

If you were touched by "Calendar Girls" and amused by the manoeuvres of "Stepping Out" you'll be splitting your sides and moved to tears by The Naked Truth.

Sisters are doing it for themselves!

*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
13/05/2015 To 15/05/2015
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!


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 !

£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

*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
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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.

Twopence Crosses the Mersey for its Wirral Première
20 February 2015
The smash hit show returns as a brand new stage play. Based on Helen Forrester's multi-million selling book, Rob Fennah's stage play makes its Wirral debut here on 19th April with a great cast.

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