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National Civil War Centre Admission

Entry slots are available every hour from 10.00am until 4.00pm. Visitors should arrive within the first half hour of their slot. (Please note that the museum closes at 5.00pm, so the 4.00pm slot is only 60 minutes)

18/05/2022 to 29/10/2022
Albert Lee And Band
Wednesday May 18, 19:30. £25.50

Twice Grammy Winner revered by both professional musicians and fans alike as one of the finest guitarists the world has ever seen. Ranging from soulful ballads to Rock n Roll, complimented by his great band this is a show not to be missed.

Co-writer of Country Boy and always in great demand by other artistes Albert has appeared on 4 of Eric Clapton's Crossroads festival, The Concert For George, The Rock and Roll Hall of fame concert paying homage to The Everly Brothers.
18/05/2022 19:30
Mini Museum

Mini Museum invites families with children under 5 to come along to engage, learn and play at Newark's fantastic National Civil War Centre. These weekly play sessions, free for children, offer family fun around the museum including storytime, chances to explore our galleries and playtime in the Tudor Hall.

19/05/2022 to 21/07/2022
Railways Remembered
Thursday May 19, 19:30. £9.00

The historic LNER East Coast route to Scotland was the first to operate streamlined trains, back in 1935. As it enters yet another new streamlined age of rail travel, this programme of rare archive films reflects on its history and that of its legendary steam racehorses. See more than 100 years of East Coast Main Line running on the silver screen including the pre-war golden streamlined age of steam, in colour!
19/05/2022 19:30
Kate Rusby
Friday 20th May, 19:30. £28.00, £17.50 Child

Kate Rusby is often hailed as the ‘First Lady of Folk’. Announcing herself to the music press in 1999 with a Mercury Music Prize, she has forged an impressive 30-year career and headlining everywhere from the Royal Albert Hall to Cambridge Folk Festival.2022 sees her celebrate 30 years as a professional musician with a new album release, ’30 : Many Happy Returns’ released in May 2022.A remarkable, interpretive singer, Kate’s soulful vocals resonate. Inhabiting a lyric with unforced conviction – no matter how old or how modern – she has that rare ability to transport her audience. 2022 audiences will be treated to Kate’s @30 interpretations of her songs.As ever, she will be joined on stage by her band, each a virtuoso in their own right and including her husband and producer Damien O’ Kane. The crossover appeal Kate enjoys is unprecedented for a folk singer and has been achieved without resort to compromise. Her recent reimagined covers album Hand Me Down was her highest charting album to date.Rusby’s wondrous singing and hugely engaging Yorkshire wit and the intuitive support of the band ensure that audiences will be treated to a truly remarkable and unforgettable concert experience.
20/05/2022 19:30
Newark Through Time - Newark Town Tour
£5 Tour Ticket, £8 Tour Ticket with a Hot Drink and Cake at Nineteen20 Café after the tour.
(Unfortunately, refreshments are unavailable on the 2nd July)

The Newark Town Tour will give an oversight of Newark’s story, the town where one king lost his life, and another his kingdom. It will explore the rich history from medieval Bishop’s strategic holding to a textile and brewing powerhouse.
21/05/2022 to 22/10/2022
Rave On - The Rise Of Rock & Roll
Saturday May 21, 19:30. £26.00

Rave On is the 50’s & 60’s Rock and Roll sensation sweeping the nation. Featuring multiple award winning band ‘The Bluejays’, a group comprised of stars from West End Productions The Buddy Holly Story, Million Dollar Quartet, One Man Two Guvnors and Dreamboats & Petticoats, Rave On transports you back to the fabulous 50s and the swinging 60s in stunningly authentic style. Charting the meteoric rise of Rock and Roll, Rave On is a thrilling tour through music’s most revolutionary decades. Prepare to be enthralled as the Bluejays recreate note perfect renditions of the songs that changed the world forever. Featuring the greatest hits of Rock and Roll’s golden era, Rave On brings you the sounds of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Neil Sedaka, The Kinks, Connie Francis, Lulu, The Shadows and many more. Rave On is a musical experience like no other
21/05/2022 19:30
Geoffrey Boycott
Wednesday May 25, 19:30. £27.50

An Evening With Geoffrey Boycott last appeared on stage in 2017. A great deal has happened since then - in the cricket world, the world at large and in the world of our Geoffrey. He has had major heart surgery, become a grandfather for the first time and finally been honoured with a long-overdue knighthood. Geoffrey’s many fans have expressed their deep disappointment at his disappearance from our airwaves. So take this chance to hear what Geoffrey thinks about - well, everything! Forthright honest views, hilarious anecdotes, personal film footage from an incredible career and a chance for the audience to ask Sir Geoffrey their own questions. It’s a brilliant new evening with our brand new knight.
As ever, this cricket event is being run in aid of the Professional Cricketers’ Association and raises money for the Professional Cricketers’ Trust.
25/05/2022 19:30
Terry Deary's Twisted Tales
Thursday May 26, 19:00, £19.50, £17.50 Concession, £61.00.
Schools £13.50 via Box office 01636 655755

A brand new original comedy by Terry Deary (author of Horrible Histories). Just three actors perform over 100 roles in as many minutes of fact-based, fast-paced fun! Mr Pimm, a victorian school teacher, battles against all odds to teach his pesky pupils a thing or two with hilarious consequences in the quest to discover, 'can the past really tell the future?' Full of unexpected highs and lows, quick costume changes and sharp wit, enjoy these twisted tales of times gone by in one wild whirlwind that will leave you rolling around with laughter! Fun for all the family.
26/05/2022 19:00
Giovanni Pernice - This Is Me
Friday May 27, 19:30. VIP Tickets, Including Pre-Show Meet & Greet £86.50. Available from the Box office 01636 655755
Premium Tickets £43.50
Standard Tickets £37.50
2021 Strictly Come Dancing Champion, Giovanni Pernice, returns with his highly anticipated hit show THIS IS ME! The showman is once again set to light up the stage, along with his cast of professional dancers, for another fabulous year of touring. With the Italian’s natural charm, combined with beautiful choreography perfectly complemented by a fabulous soundtrack, THIS IS ME pays homage to the music and dances that have inspired Giovanni’s career, from a competition dancer to one of the biggest names on the hit BBC show. Expect all of your favourite Ballroom and Latin dances and more.
VIP tickets include show ticket, plus a pre-show Meet & Greet with Giovanni, a signed photo and VIP Lanyard. The meet and greet is PRE-SHOW, 90 minutes before the show begins. All VIP ticket holders must arrive at least 10 minutes before the meet and greet is due to start. Anyone arriving late may not be permitted.
27/05/2022 19:30
Besieged (but never beaten) - Civil War Town Tour
£5 Tour Ticket, £8 Tour Ticket with a Hot Drink and Cake at Nineteen20 Café after the tour.
(Unfortunately, refreshments are unavailable on the 2nd April and 25th June)

The Civil War Tour will take in historical sites of seventeenth century Newark, telling of how its inhabitants dodged cannonball fire and survived plague on a daily basis. From the musket peppered walls of Newark Castle, to contemporary visions of huge explosions that rocked the town.
28/05/2022 to 29/10/2022
I Spy With My Little Eye
Wednesday June 1, 14:30. £12.50, £10.50 Concession

For Molly's sixth birthday, her parents (and Bingo the dog) are going to throw her the best party ever, complete with a terrific treasure hunt, sensational sing-along songs and lots of fantastic games, including Molly's favourite game, "I Spy With My Little Eye!". So put on your party clothes and consider yourself cordially invited to join Molly and Bingo for what promises to be a truly magical day of fun and laughter. A sweet surprise and photos with Bingo and the birthday girl will be available at the end of the show so adults should bring along their cameras to capture the smiles.Based on the brand new picture book by Steven Lee (Don't Dribble On The Dragon, How the Koala Learnt To Hug) and brought to you by the creators of There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly, this fantastic family musical celebrates everything great about being a kid - and everything great about having one.
01/06/2022 14:30
Jurassic Live
Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd June, 1pm & 5pm. £19.50, £14.00 Concession

Meet and greet dinosaurs from the cretaceous and Jurassic worlds in this educational onstage show featuring Blue, our velociraptor as well as stegosaurus, triceratops, apatosaurus and Europe’s largest t-rex!

The fantastic dinosaur puppets in the show contain the latest ground-breaking new technology, which make them the most realistic you’ve ever seen, with blinking eyes, moving mouths, and fully functioning and moving bodies. An amazing team of professional actors, advanced puppeteers and an award winning props department create the best Jurassic experience for all!
02/06/2022 to 03/06/2022
Time Travelling Teas - The Georgians
Tuesday June 7, 3.30pm - 5pm. £10.00

Sip your way through the centuries at our Time Travelling Teas! Join us for a gastronomic guide to the history of teatime, trying out the tastes of times gone by with expert guest speakers who’ll talk you through the foodie fashions of the past. Make sure to book your place as they’re sure to go like hot cakes!

At The Georgians, discover the sweet treats of the 18th and 19th centuries from chocolate to coffee, ice cream, coffee and spiced buns.

Please inform us of any food allergies in advance by emailing or phoning 01636 655755.
07/06/2022 15:30
Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac
Tuesday June 7, 8pm. £40.00 Premium, £30.00 Standard

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2022 with a brand new show celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac, including a very special blues set paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac's legendary Peter Green era.

Channeling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved groups of all time.

Personally endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founding member, Mick Fleetwood, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups.
07/06/2022 20:00
Film Club - The Last Duel (18)
Wednesday 8 June, 7pm. £5. In the Tudor Hall

The wife of a French nobleman accuses his best friend of rape. The accusation results in a bloody duel to the death. Told from the three protagonist’s contradictory points of view, Ridley Scott’s medieval drama is an intense and timely cinematic event starring Jodie Comer, Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Ben Affleck.

Part of the ‘Swords, Sorcery, Shoot-Outs and Sovereigns’ Season. Enjoy a carefully selected season of spectacular films in the stunning setting of the National Civil War Centre’s Tudor Hall. Each showing will be introduced by movie aficionado Adam Nightingale, unveiling fascinating facts about the making of each title before you enjoy watching it together in this unique atmosphere.
08/06/2022 19:00
Rock For Heroes
Friday June 10, 19:30. £23.00, £19.50 Concessions

Rock For Heroes – The No 1 UK Touring Rock Show is back baby!The boys and girls are back in town celebrating the greatest heroes of Rock in this sublime musical spectacle!Where were you when Bon Jovi was Livin’ on a prayer? Or Prince was drenched in Purple Rain? What about When the Eagles checked in to The Hotel California?Rock For Heroes transports you back to the memories of hearing these iconic bands for the first time, celebrating the legendary members of The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame!Brought to you by a 7-piece live band this show is full of incredible singers and musicians who will have you laughing out loud whilst rocking out in the aisles.Featuring over 20 classic rock songs, amazing lighting and sound there is a reason we are The No 1 UK Touring rock show, Rock for Heroes is a show like no other, it’s the night out you’ve been waiting for, so hold on because “ For Those About To Rock, We Salute You”!
10/06/2022 19:30
Steve Steinman's - Anything For Love
Saturday June 11, 19:30. £32.00

Anything For Love – The Meat Loaf Story: It’s all about the music!

Following his sell out 2021 national tour, the highly acclaimed Steve Steinman brings you his brand-new production featuring over 25 of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman’s greatest hits, with special guest star Lorraine Crosby, the female lead vocalist on Meat Loaf’s Grammy Award winning song and No 1 hit the world over “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).

With an incredible stage set, ten-piece live band and combined with Steve’s well-known sense of humour and stage presence, along with the amazing Lorraine Crosby the show can only be described as awesome.

The show will have you up on your feet dancing and singing out loud to some of Meat Loaf’s greatest hits including – Anything For Love – Bat Out Of Hell – Paradise By The Dashboard Light – Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth – Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad – Dead Ringer For Love – Total Eclipse Of The Heart and many, many more.

“Steve Steinman has set a new level in tribute theatre, as Meat Loaf is no longer touring this is the closest you will get.” Reg Enderby – Nottingham Post *****

"It was brilliant, absolutely brilliant" Goffy, BBC Tyne
11/06/2022 19:30
Children's Favourites
Sunday June 12, 15:30. £15.00

Gemma Shaw School of Dance
12/06/2022 15:30
Menopause The Musical 2
Thursday June 16, 19:30. £31.50

Starring Crissy Rock (Benidorm), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty), Nicki French (Eurovision) and Susie Fenwick (West End Star) it’s our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause. In the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause The Musical®, we fast forwards five years to catch up with the same four characters for tales of their lives, loves and losses as they set off on the high seas.

Hot flushes, mood swings, memory lapses, weight gain - these are a few of our favourite menopausal things! For these four ladies the menopause was not the beginning of the end, but the beginning of a beautiful friendship where love conquers, and friendships never fail.

  Age advisory 16+
16/06/2022 19:30
Genesis Connected
Friday June 17, 19:30. £24.50, £22.50 Concession

Genesis Connected is a tribute show celebrating the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics.This show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to chart toppers that will get the crowd dancing in the aisles. Hits spanning from the late 70s onwards will include Turn It On Again, Sledgehammer, In The Air Tonight, Over My Shoulder, Against All Odds, That’s All, Solsbury Hill, You Can’t Hurry Love, The Living Years and many more.The frontman, Pete Bultitude, is not only an incredibly versatile vocalist, he is also a truly gifted drummer just like Phil Collins, So expect the show to include the iconic “double drums” element as featured on every Genesis and Phil Collins tour.
17/06/2022 19:30
Colonel Francis Thornhagh of Fenton - A talk by Dr Stuart Jennings

National Civil War Centre - Tudor Hall. 18th June @ 11.00am

At the time of his death at the Battle of Preston (1648),Colonel Thornhagh was one of the rising figures in the parliamentarianranks.  Commander of all the parliamentarian cavalry in Nottinghamshire,based in Nottingham, he saw extensive military service both within the countyand across the country.  In his report to Parliament in 1648, OliverCromwell said of his dead colleague ‘he was a man as faithful and gallant inyour service as any’.


To coincide with the first ever full biography of this longoverlooked Nottinghamshire figure, this talk will examine the career of FrancisThornhagh.  It will explore the man, the soldier, the politician (MP forRetford 1646-48) and his evolving relationship with Oliver Cromwell over theyears 1643-1648 .

18/06/2022 11:00
Newark Through Time (Wheelchair Friendly) - Newark Town Tour
£5 Tour Ticket, £8 Tour Ticket with a Hot Drink and Cake at Nineteen20 Café after the tour.

This is an altered version of our Newark Through Time tour, specifically designed for people with less mobility, or who use a wheelchair.

The Newark Town Tour will give an oversight of Newark’s story, the town where one king lost his life, and another his kingdom. It will explore the rich history from medieval Bishop’s strategic holding to a textile and brewing powerhouse.
18/06/2022 14:00
Matricks Illusion: Believing In The Impossible
Sunday June 19, 19:30. £21.50, £19.50 Concessions

As seen on Britain's Got Talent this year! Matricks is a unique and innovative act featuring ground breaking illusions which have amazed and delighted audiences including the likes of Simon Cowell and Bradley Walsh. Master Illusionist Alexander captures the imagination of every audience and commands a special stage presence like no other. As well as bewildering audiences, Matricks combines elements of danger, comedy and charm in an unforgettable show.
19/06/2022 19:30
Thursday 23rd June, 19:30
Friday 24th June, 19:30
Saturday 25th June, 14:00 & 18:30
£19.00 Concession
£18.00 U16

When street rat Aladdin frees a genie from a lamp, he finds his wishes granted. However, he soon finds that the evil Jafar has other plans for the lamp, and for Princess Jasmine. Can he save Jasmine and will she love him when she learns his secret? A great musical for all the family featuring amazing show tunes and a hugely talented local young cast.
23/06/2022 to 25/06/2022
The Drifters
Thursday June 30, 19:30. £31.00

The Drifters are back on tour in the UK performing all their classic hits including ‘Saturday Night at the Movies', ‘You’re More Than A Number,’ ‘Come on Over to My Place’, ‘Under the Boardwalk’, ‘Kissin’ In The Back Row’ and many more!
The legendary group have been inducted into the Rock & Roll of Fame, performed for the President of the United States and listed among the Greatest Artists of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine.
Under the guidance of Tina Treadwell (daughter of the group’s original founders, George & Faye Treadwell) The Drifters have enjoyed a remarkable resurgence in recent years with multiple successful UK tours including headline shows in major arenas and, most notably, the world famous Royal Albert Hall in London for the ever first time in the group’s glittering career. “I am thrilled with the success of our recent UK tours and we invite you all to join us in continuing to celebrate this incredible and everlasting story of The Drifters.” Said Tina, speaking about the tour.
30/06/2022 19:30
Turn Down For What?
Saturday July 2nd, 1pm & 6.30pm
Time Travelling Teas - One Lump or Two
Tuesday July 5, 3.30pm - 5pm. £10.00

Sip your way through the centuries at our Time Travelling Teas! Join us for a gastronomic guide to the history of teatime, trying out the tastes of times gone by with expert guest speakers who’ll talk you through the foodie fashions of the past. Make sure to book your place as they’re sure to go like hot cakes!

One Lump or Two will look at the history of afternoon tea, encompassing dangers and scandals unknown to the average tea slugger of the British Isles. An innocent afternoon spread of tea, sandwiches, cakes and sweet treats for many in history brought war, addiction, poison, slavery, death, female liberation and fashionable rivalry. The humble afternoon tea will never seem the same again!

Please inform us of any food allergies in advance by emailing or phoning 01636 655755.
05/07/2022 15:30
Saga Book Launch
Wednesday 6th July, 17.30, Online (Zoom)
Free - Ticket must be purchased prior to event

A Newark Book Festival event.

We are delighted to be working with new partners Saga Fiction. They are an Indie publishing house who work with commercial authors from around the globe. Alongside their e-books they have launched a fiction reading app, with the aim of making reading more accessible. They provide a platform for new writers to share their work across a global audience.

Tonight we invite you to attend one of their book launches with authors Jonita Davis with Carrying On and Ellie Martin-Mckinsey with Turtle A.
06/07/2022 17:30
Publishing Your Book - Q&A - The Book Typesetters
Wednesday 6th July, 19.30-20.30
Free - Tickets must be booked prior to the event

A Newark Book Festival event.

Overwhelmed by the publishing process? Unsure what route to take? Looking for help with design and layout? Then don't miss our workshop. We'll be answering your questions about getting published and sharing our top tips. Plus find out about our brand new DIY typesetting course. Bring your notebook and your favourite beverage.
06/07/2022 19:30
Heritage Literary Walk
Thursday 7th July, 09.30-11.00, with arrival at 9.15
£8/£6 Festival Friends

A Newark Book Festival event.

As part of our work with Newark’s Cultural Consortium and Historic England’s Heritage Action Zone, we’ll be hosting this fantastic walking tour of Newark town centre, with local historian Kevin Winter. You’ll explore our historic town centre and its fascinating history, and each walk includes time to reflect and write about and draw different parts of the buildings, as well as learning all about their histories.

Limited capacity, early booking recommended.
07/07/2022 09:15
Amplifying Your Climate Actions: A unique tool to build Climate Communities
Thursday 7th July, 11.00-12.00
Free - Tickets must be booked prior to the event

A Newark Book Festival event.

Are you worried about the Climate Crisis? Newark-raised scientist and author Dr Louis Keal presents a talk and discussion on how to amplify our actions towards a better, less dangerous world. Community action together with our families, friends, neighbours and colleagues is the first step, and Louis introduces his unique tool to help kickstart this action: his ‘gift’ book. “A Gift for Conversation: Let’s Discuss Climate Change” is designed to be given by those who see the need for immediate climate action to those who don’t.

Sponsored by Newark College
07/07/2022 11:00
Our Heritage Walk - Sconce and Devon Park: Springs, Linen, Railways and Fortifications
Thursday 7th July, 14.00-15.00 - Arrival at 13.45
£8/£6 Festival Friends

A Newark Book Festival event.

Join local historian Kevin Winter and poet Lytisha Tunbridge to explore Sconce & Devon Park looking at some of the uses it has had in the past and the evidence for them that can still be seen today. There will be a chance to write/draw your responses to the sites on the tour.

Limited capacity – early booking recommended.
07/07/2022 13:45
Gill Hornby - Godmersham Park
Thursday 7th July, 14.00-15.00
£6/£5 Festival Friends

A Newark Book Festival event.

From the author of the Sunday Times bestselling Miss Austen, comes a wonderfully original, emotionally-complex novel, following Anne Sharp, a governess who became close to Jane Austen and her family. Anne's arrival at Godmersham Park is all novelty and excitement, but Anne is neither one of the servants, nor one of the family, and balancing a position between the 'upstairs' and 'downstairs' is a diplomatic chess game. When the Austens visit the house, and Jane Austen's brother Henry begins to take an unusually strong interest in the lovely young governess, Anne's days at Godmersham Park are numbered. Gill Hornby is the author of the novels The Hive and All Together Now, as well as The Story of Jane Austen, a biography of Austen for young readers.

Interviewed by author Sarah Ward.
07/07/2022 14:00
Orenda Books - Our International Panel
Thursday 7th July, 19.00-20.00
£4 Digital Pass

A Newark Book Festival event.

A fantastic online event hosted by Orenda Books, featuring literary thrillers and crime fiction in translation. Icelandic crime-writer Lilja Sigurdardóttir will be talking about her new book, Cold As Hell. Lilja will be joined by German author Simone Buchholz, writer of the best-selling Chastity Riley series, with her new title River Clyde and Antti Tuomainen ‘the funniest writer in Europe’ with his latest release, The Rabbit Factor.

Chaired by Karen Sullivan, Founder & Publisher at Orenda Books.

Sponsored by Duncan & Toplis
07/07/2022 19:00
Thursday Jul 7, 19:30, £27.50

Frankie - The Concert is an unbelievably accurate and authentic celebration of legendary hall-of-famer’s Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

That famous Frankie-falsetto, along with those incredible four-part harmonies, are lovingly recreated with absolute respect, astonishing attention to detail and a genuine love for the music that dominated two decades!

The incredible, award winning cast recreate the powerful falsetto of the 60s & 70s icon with absolute perfection alongside expert musicianship to top off this high quality performance. It features spectacular eight-piece band including live brass, this show is unique, bringing Frankie Valli’s music back to life with actual concert recreations, and a few surprises!

The first half of the show celebrates the sixties’ golden years; Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man, Bye Bye Baby, Let’s Hang On, Silence Is Golden, Ragdoll and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. The second half of the show, celebrating the resurgence of The Four Seasons’ in the seventies, includes the anthem December 63 (Oh What A Night), Who Loves You, Grease (is the word), The Night, Beggin’, My Eyes Adored You, Fallen Angel and many more.

If you can’t see the real thing, go see Frankie – The Concert!

“Closest you can get without seeing the real thing” The Telegraph

“Best show we’ve ever seen” Four Seasons Memorabilia

“Wow” Frankie Valli’s musical director of 40 years, Robby Robinson
07/07/2022 19:30
Other Sides to Crime (writers)
Friday 8th July, 11.00-12.00
£6/£5 Festival Friends

A Newark Book Festival event.

Two crime writers, William Shaw and David Mark, in conversation. Both have much loved series, but also other sides to their writing and engagement with readers. In lockdown William's daily social media events were a support to many; he was also integral to a volunteer-run community bookshop and workspace where established authors supported new writers. As well as his Aector McAvoy series, David's recent honest and open memoir about living with mental illness addresses an important issue in troubled times.
08/07/2022 11:00
Writing the Criminous: Prose and Verse
Friday 8th July, 11.00-12.30
£5/£4 Festival Friends

A Newark Book Festival event.

Celebrating the publication of the latest in their crime reference guides, Catching a Killer, Stuart Gibbons and Stephen Wade offer an account of murder investigations down the centuries in England. Stephen's new poetry collection, Stretch, (published by Smokestack) is concerned with his work as a writer in prisons. This promises to be a fascinating discussion around true crime and the prison system.
08/07/2022 11:00
Writing Newark: Bricks and Mortar, Space and Light
Friday 8th July, 11.30-13.00
£8/£6 Festival Friends

A Newark Book Festival event.

Do you have a favourite building in Newark? Using simple exercises and images to inspire you, this lively writing workshop helps you explore the atmosphere, history or your memories of Newark’s rich built heritage. Everyone is welcome.Fiona Theokritoff is a local poet and experienced creative writing tutor. So, whether you want to try out poetry, short fiction or memoir, come along!

This is a Newark Creates event.

Limited capacity – early booking recommended.
08/07/2022 11:30
Literally Lyrical with Saga Fiction
Friday 8th July, 12.00-13.00
£4 Streaming Pass

A Newark Book Festival event.

Music plays a large role in helping to invoke a certain mood, nostalgia or even a sense of time and space. But the struggles for writers to use song lyrics in their books is far too real.

This online panel discussion will help equip you with the tools you need to navigate the tricky world of copyright and publishing. Can your characters quote song lyrics in your latest novel? And how do you go about finding out whether a poem is in copyright? Find out all the answers and more at this accessible online event.
08/07/2022 12:00
Alphabet Street and stories by Jonathan Emmett
Friday 8th July, 13.00-14.00
£2 Children, Adults Free but tickets must be booked prior to event
Recommended Age: Under 6

A Newark Book Festival event.

Join author Jonathan Emmett for a storytelling session featuring his new picture book, The Book Family Robinson, a castaway adventure about books, shipwrecks, books, pirates – and more books, followed by Bringing Down the Moon and Alphabet Street.

Recommended Ages Under 6
08/07/2022 13:00
Phillipa East and Elliot Wood
Friday 8th July, 13.00-14.00
£6/£5 Festival Friends

A Newark Book Festival event.

Crime writer Philippa East talks about her debut novel, Little White Lies, which was longlisted for The Guardian's Not-The-Booker Prize and shortlisted for the CWA "New Blood" Award 2020, and her latest book, Safe and Sound. Philippa and her husband Elliot will also be performing songs from their repertoire as folk duo The Miracle Cure. Come along for an excellent mix of fiction and folk!
08/07/2022 13:00
Andrew Caldecott and Adrian Tchaikovsky
Friday 8th July, 14.00-15.00
£6/£5 Festival Friends

A Newark Book Festival event.

Eyes of the Void, the second book in Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Final Architecture trilogy, is a tense space adventure, set in a future where Human Colony worlds face extinction. Momenticon by Andrew Caldecott is set in a world that is on the brink of utter destruction. The few survivors live in domes protected from the lethal smog, serving Tempestas and Genrich, the world's last two great companies with plans for mankind's future. Momenticon is the first of a speculative fiction duology.

Chaired by Alex Lewczuk, Siren FM.
08/07/2022 14:00
Will Carver, Louise Beech & Sarah Sultoon
Friday 8th July, 15.00-16.00
£6/£5 Festival Friends

A Newark Book Festival event.

We welcome back Orenda Books for an author panel event.The Daves Next Door by Will Carver is a shocking, intensely emotive, wildly original thriller; a piercing examination of what it means to be human. Louise Beech will discuss her book, Nothing Else, a moving novel about surviving devastating trauma and the unbreakable bond between sisters - a story of courage and love, and the power of music to transcend–and change–everything. Sarah Sultoon is a journalist and writer, whose work as a CNN news executive has taken her all over the world. Her book, The Shot is a shocking and thought-provoking thriller with an international newsroom setting.

Chaired by Karen Sullivan, Founder & Publisher at Orenda Books.
08/07/2022 15:00
Peter Kerr - Don't Call me Clyde!
Friday 8th July, 17.00-18.00
£4 Digital Pass

A Newark Book Festival event.

The Clyde Valley Stompers were Scotland’s premier jazz band and first ever super group. Yet in 1963, ‘The Clydes’, at the height of commercial success, disappeared from the scene. Don’t Call Me Clyde! documents the rise and fall of one of the most iconic British bands of its time, written by the band’s leader and clarinettist Peter Kerr. Peter is the author of the bestselling Snowball Oranges series of humorous Mallorcan travelogues and also writes fiction, including the humour-laced Bob Burns Investigates trilogy and the historical epic Song of the Eight Winds.

Sponsored by Duncan & Toplis
08/07/2022 17:00
Famous Songs Inspired by Literature
Friday 8th July, 19.00-21.00
£13.50/£11.50 Festival Friends

A Newark Book Festival event.

West End performers Glyn Kerslake (Phantom of the Opera - Her Majesty’s Theatre, Miss Saigon - Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Scrooge - London Palladium) and Elaine Glover (The Full Monty - Noel Coward Theatre, Emmerdale - ITV, Christmas With The Stars - Royal Albert Hall) bring this wonderful evening of music to Newark Town Hall! Performing a huge selection of hits that take their inspiration from literature - from Kate Bush’s infamous ‘Wuthering Heights’, ‘White Rabbit’ by Jefferson Airplane, (based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) to showstoppers from Victor Hugo’s epic novel-turned-musical ‘Les Misérables’. Other musicals they will be performing songs from include Oliver!, Mary Poppins, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, West Side Story and many more. Glyn is also an accomplished pianist and will be both musical director and arranger for the evening.

The evening will be hosted by John Florence (BBC Radio Leicester).
08/07/2022 19:00
Fast Love - Tribute To George Michael
Friday July 8, 19:30. £25.50, £23.50 Members

Direct from London’s West End, this is the world’s favourite George Michael Celebration!
Few shows have reached the dizzy heights of Fastlove, now touring in 18 countries, selling over 250,000 tickets worldwide. Join us for one very special night as we celebrate the late great George Michael.
Our talented cast will recreate for you, a night like no other! The brand new Everything she wants tour 2021/22!Make new memories whilst reliving old classics, this one is for the fans as we celebrate one of the greatest musicians the world has ever seen, and we say thank you!
This show has it all, the power, emotion, and star quality in this stunning production with full video and light show, as we try and respectfully recreate the soundtrack to your life.
Playing all the hits, from Wham right through his glittering career, including, Wake me up, Too Funky, Father Figure, Freedom 90, Faith, Knew you were waiting, Careless Whisper and many more.
Fastlove: for the fans.
08/07/2022 19:30
Gadgeteers Workshop
Saturday 9th July, 10.00-10.45 and 11.00-11.45
Free - tickets must be purchased prior to the event
Recommended Age 7+

A Newark Book Festival event.

It’s time to sign up to the libraries Summer Reading Challenge, so we are joining in with the Gadgeteer theme! Join the Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity team for a hands-on workshop making your own gadgets.
One Doesn't Stop At One Murder
Saturday 9th July, 10.30-11.30
£6/£5 Festival Friends

A Newark Book Festival event.

Celebrating 101 years since Agatha Christie’s first novel was published in the UK, this panel will honour one of Christie’s most iconic heroines Miss Jane Marple. It’s been 46 years since the final Marple novel was published in 1976, but the public’s appetite for this fantastic character lives on! This year, HarperCollins are publishing a new anthology of short stories featuring Miss Marple, penned by twelve remarkable bestselling and acclaimed authors. Crime Writer Elly Griffiths will join this panel to chat about her short story in the collection, and she will be joined by Martin Edwards, a leading expert, author and crime fiction critic, and best selling mystery writer, Lesley Thomson. If you love a traditional murder mystery – don’t miss this fantastic event!

Chaired by Tim Rideout
09/07/2022 10:30
Gareth Baker and the Riverboat Cruise
Saturday 9th July, 11.00-12.15 - Arrival by 10.45
Children £3, Adults Free - Tickets must be purchased prior to event
Recommended Age: 4+

A Newark Book Festival event.

Join storyteller Gareth Baker on the Trent and be amazed by his extraordinary adventures, both on, under and above the river! Then, for your younger ones, get ready for songs and actions as we hear The Gingerbread Man in his unstoppable adventures as he is chased by a little old lady, a cow, a horse and a dastardly fox. Prepare yourself for fun, laughter and smiles. Don’t forget to come dressed in your best book character costume to win a prize!

Early booking recommended.
09/07/2022 10:45
John Holmes MBE - This is the BBC Home Service
Saturday 9th July, 11.00-12.15
£5/£4 Festival Friends

A Newark Book Festival event.

John Holmes is known locally for his walks on BBC East Midlands Today, ‘Holmes & Away’ and ‘Historic Holmes’. Joining the BBC in 1969 as a producer and presenter, he has lived and breathed radio and television and epitomises all that is best in public service broadcasting. During this talk, he looks back on his life on radio and TV. John was awarded an MBE for his services to charity, not for unceremoniously falling in camel dung in Nottingham’s Old Market Square. If you love radio and TV, you’ll love his story.
09/07/2022 11:00
Ukraine and Its Continuing Agony
Saturday 9th July, 12.30-13.30
£5/£4 Festival Friends

A Newark Book Festival event.

Maria Dziedzan was born in Grimsby to a Ukrainian father and a Welsh mother, but the family moved to Nottingham early in her life to be closer to the large Ukrainian community in the city. Maria’s three novels, When Sorrows Come, Driven into Exile and Bread and Salt (The "My Lost Country" series) detail the harrowing difficulties of Anna, a young Ukrainian woman living through the brutality of life in Western Ukraine during the second world war. The series touches on themes of nationality, identity, displacement, and resilience – themes that sadly painfully resonate with the Ukrainian diaspora today.
09/07/2022 12:30
Summer Reads with Lucy Diamond, Milly Johnson and Cathy Bramley
Saturday 9th July, 13.00-14.00
£6/£5 Festival Friends

A Newark Book Festival event.

A fabulous trio of bestselling authors, chaired by Tim Rideout.

Lucy Diamond’s new novel Anything Could Happen is a warm, wise, funny, and uplifting story about love, second chances and the unexpected paths life can take us down.

Milly Johnson’s The Woman in the Middle is a poignant, relatable story about family, responsibility and learning to balance it all. The Summer that Changed Us is the new feel-good read from Nottinghamshire’s Cathy Bramley, all about three women searching for friendship in a sparkling seaside town.

Sponsored by Tailored Marketing Solutions
09/07/2022 13:00
The Book Family Robinson
Saturday 9th July, 14.00-14.40
£4 Children, £3 Festival Family Friends, Adults Free - tickets must be purchased prior to the event
Recommended Age 4-8

A Newark Book Festival event.

The Robinsons were a family of book lovers. Wherever they were, they ALWAYS had a book with them. But, when they’re shipwrecked on a tropical island and captured by a crew of angry pirates, will they find the right book to save them from walking the plank? Join author Jonathan Emmett for a castaway adventure brimming with brilliant books. Then take part in Emily’s Heads or Tails Quiz, a knockout quiz game that tests your memory of the story, and see if you can bag yourself a signed copy of the book!

Sponsored by Karrot Entertainment
09/07/2022 14:00
Louise Blyth: Hope is Coming
Saturday 9th July, 14.30-15.30
£5/£4 Festival Friends

A Newark Book Festival event.

Newark’s Louise Blyth was 33 when her husband George died from bowel cancer, leaving her with one and three year-old boys. What she decided to do next was unexpected – she quit her dream job with Mars to write a book about what had just happened – a tale of grief and gratitude. And it struck a nerve. This self-published book, released during lockdown, went on to become an Amazon best seller. This caught the eye of publishing giants Hodder and Stoughton who signed her and published Hope Is Coming. Louise lives locally and wrote the book in several coffee shops across Newark; she can often be found in Newark Library with her children.
09/07/2022 14:30
Music in Fiction: Michelle Davies, Lucy Nicole, David F. Ross
Saturday 9th July, 15.00-16.00
£6/£5 Festival Friends

A Newark Book Festival event.

We welcome back Hull author Nick Quantrill who will be chairing today’s event. Nick’s Private Investigator novels featuring Joe Geraghty and are published by Fahrenheit Press. Nick is also the co-founder of the Hull Noir crime writing festival. He will be joined by a trio of authors all of whose novels feature music at the heart of them. Lucy Nichol’s new novel Parklife delves into the dark pull of addiction during a bright 1990s summer in Hull, with friendship, family and music playing key roles in this very human tale. David F. Ross’s There’s only one Danny Garvey, is written with his trademark humour, and is a warm and poignant story of irrational hopes and fevered dreams, of unstoppable passion and unflinching commitment in the face of defeat. Michelle Davies’s new crime novel The Death of Me, follows music journalist Natalie Glass, who stumbles across a US gossip website that suggests a former rockstar’s death wasn’t quite what it seemed.

Sponsored by Peachy Events
09/07/2022 15:00
The Women's Prize for Fiction - Kirsty Capes & Lulu Allison
Saturday 9th July, 18.00-19.00
£4 Digital Streaming Pass

A Newark Book Festival event.

Join authors Kirsty Capes and Lulu Allison for a discussion about the Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist. Kirsty’s first novel, Careless, is an upmarket coming-of-age novel, celebrating female friendship and the enduring hope to follow our dreams. Lulu Allison will talk about her 2021 novel Salt Lick. Britain is awash, the sea creeps into the land, brambles and forest swamp derelict towns. Food production has moved overseas and people are forced to move to the cities for work. The countryside is empty.

Kirsty and Lulu will be interviewed by Tim Rideout.

Sponsored by Duncan & Toplis
09/07/2022 18:00
Mark Lewisohn
Saturday July 9, 19:00. £13.50, Festival Friends £11.50

A Newark Book Festival event

No musical act is going to greater than the Beatles or make a greater contribution to British and world culture. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr hold on strong, universally recognised as a great artistic force, somehow still current and woven into the fabric of everyday life – the four brilliant lads who pumped the heart of the decade that also won’t shut up, the 1960s.

Mark Lewisohn is the Beatles world authority. He’s the author of several acclaimed books, including Recording Sessions (1988, recently republished) and Tune In (2013), winner of the inaugural Penderyn Prize and the first in a comprehensive three-volume history, The Beatles: All These Years. Mark is presently hard at work on volume two.

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09/07/2022 19:00
The Morning News with Keziah Rideout
Sunday 10th July, 10.00-11.00
£8 including a drink and cake

A Newark Book Festival event.

Join Keziah for an hour of debating today’s news over coffee and cake in the beautiful surroundings of Gannets. Keziah is part of the Newark Book Festival alumni, having previously interviewed children’s authors, where she joined the team at just 14 years old. She is now studying her A-Levels (Sociology, Psychology and Art) and plans to study Psychology at University. She is into debating politics, so is very much looking forward to meeting you and leading today’s session.
10/07/2022 10:00
Heritage and Homes with Mahsuda Snaith
Sunday 10th July, 10.30-11.30
£6/£5 Festival Friends

A Newark Book Festival event.

Leicester-based author Mahsuda Snaith talks about her experiences writing for the Colonial Countryside Project, a writing and history programme exploring the African, Caribbean and Indian connections at 11 National Trust properties across the country. Join Mahsuda for a fascinating conversation, delving into the hidden and not so hidden histories and stories behind Britain’s homes.
10/07/2022 10:30
The Art of Storytelling
Sunday 10th July, 11.00-14.00
£10/£8 Festival Friends (includes Tea/Coffee)

A Newark Book Festival event.

Storytelling is one of our most ancient art forms and is fundamental to the way that we communicate with each other. In this friendly and interactive workshop you can explore the craft of oral storytelling with storyteller and trainer Mike Payton, who is based in Nottingham. Mike draws his tales from Britain’s rich heritage and also from the four corners of the earth. Learn all about the power of stories and find out how to create and tell tales that are compelling, engaging, and fun! this workshop is suitable for all abilities.

Limited capacity – early booking recommended.
10/07/2022 11:00
Indiana Bones and the Lost Library
Sunday 10th July, 11.00-12.00
£4 Child, £3 Festival Family Friend, Adults Free - Tickets must be purchased prior to events
Recommended Age: 6-9

A Newark Book Festival event.

Join author Harry Heape as he reads from his fantastic book, Indiana Bones And The Lost Library. Indiana Bones is back for a second dogtastic detective escapade! Once again, he and his bestest friend, Aisha, have to gather their wits, courage, and plenty of snacks to sniff out clues and solve a twisty mystery. On the hunt for the Avenger’s lost treasure, the intrepid travellers set off on another trek. But nothing is ever simple for our heroes, and the slippery Serpent and stinky Ringo are still hot on their tails, determined to thwart their every move.
10/07/2022 11:00
An Interview with Louise Candlish and Fiona Cummins
Sunday 10th July, 13.00-14.00
£6/£5 Festival Friends

A Newark Book Festival event.

Into the Dark by Fiona Cummins has been described as Big Little Lies meets Broadchurch; a dark and gripping crime thriller about revenge, greed, ambition, and the true cost of friendship. The Heights is the latest novel from Sunday Times Bestseller author Louise Candlish, described as a nail-biting tale of tragedy and revenge. Louise’s award winning 2018 thriller Our House has recently been on ITV starring Rupert Penry-Jones, Martin Compston and Tuppence Middleton. Both writers will discuss their new novels with our interviewer Tim Rideout.
10/07/2022 13:00
Newark's Literary Heritage
Sunday 10th July, 14.00-15.00
£5/£4 Festival Friends

A Newark Book Festival event.

Discover Newark’s remarkable literary heritage from Lord Byron’s first published poetry to the best of the town’s contemporary writers and much more between. An illustrated talk with John Baird, author of Follow the Moon and Stars – a literary journey through Nottinghamshire.
10/07/2022 14:00
Traitor in the Ice - KJ Maitland
Sunday 10th July, 15.00-16.00
£6/£5 Festival Friends

A Newark Book Festival event.

Writing as KJ Maitland, Karen Maitland’s new Jacobean crime thriller series follows Daniel Pursglove as he becomes embroiled in the dark world of spies, murder, and treason, following the failed Gunpowder Plot. Traitor in the Ice is the second in the series and is set in 1607 in Battle Abbey, Sussex - Daniel Pursglove is summoned to infiltrate Battle and find proof of treachery. He soon discovers that nearly everyone at the abbey has something to hide - for deeds far more dangerous than religious dissent.
10/07/2022 15:00
An Evening With The Kanneh-Masons
Sunday July 10, 6pm. £13.50. £11.50 Festival Friends

A Newark Book Festival event.

The Kanneh-Masons are seven Nottingham-based siblings who are classically trained musicians, ranging in age from 12 to 25 years old, all of whom play either violin, piano or cello. As a family, they've played the Royal Variety Performance in 2019 and their first album, 'Carnival', received the Global Award for Best Classical Artist in 2021. We are delighted to welcome Kadiatu, Aminata and Konya back to Newark to share an evening of their wonderful music with us. In addition, Kadiatu, winner of the J.M Barrie Award and The Royal Philharmonic Society Storytelling Award, will be in-conversation about House of Music, her memoir about her remarkable family with our interviewer Tim Rideout.

The Music

•Bach partita no.2 in d minor: Allemande (Aminata - violin)
· Liebeslied Kreisler (Aminata - violin/Konya - piano)
* First movement Beethoven Sonata No.18 (Konya - piano)
•Schubert Sonatina for violin and piano No.1 •Allegro Molto (Aminata and Konya)
* Schubert Impromptu op.142 No.31- theme and variations (Konya -piano)
•Brahms Scherzo from F.A.E sonata (Aminata - violin)

This event is sponsored by Bookwise.

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10/07/2022 18:00
Film Club - A Knight's Tale (PG)
Wednesday 13 July, 7pm. £5. In the Tudor Hall

Penniless English squire William Thatcher fakes it as knight to compete in the knockabout world of 14thcentury jousting tournaments. The late Heath Ledger serves up a great early star turn in this irreverent period action comedy featuring Paul Bettany as a naked Geoffrey Chaucer and the music of Queen and David Bowie.

Part of the ‘Swords, Sorcery, Shoot-Outs and Sovereigns’ Season. Enjoy a carefully selected season of spectacular films in the stunning setting of the National Civil War Centre’s Tudor Hall. Each showing will be introduced by movie aficionado Adam Nightingale, unveiling fascinating facts about the making of each title before you enjoy watching it together in this unique atmosphere.
13/07/2022 19:00
Sweet Caroline
Thursday 14th July, 19:30. £24.50, £22.50 Members

The good times never seemed so good… introducing Sweet Caroline, the ultimate tribute to Neil Diamond featuring Gary Ryan, as seen on ‘Stars in Their Eyes’. Taking it back to where it began, this musical journey celebrates 50 years of a legend. From Brooklyn to Hollywood, Neil Diamond has left a legacy of great songs which have been covered by every great vocalist. Spanning all genres from the Reggae of Red Red Wine, through the Country of Cracklin’ Rosie, and the Hollywood music of The Jazz Singer. From the producers of Fastlove and The Magic of Motown, celebrate the music that has endured through six generations as we bring you all things Diamond with a sensational live show. Enjoy all the hits such as, Forever In Blue Jeans, America and Love On The Rocks and of course, the unforgettable Sweet Caroline.
14/07/2022 19:30
Back To Bacharach
Friday July 15, 19:30. £24.50

Featuring breath-taking performances from our West End cast and the amazing musicianship of The Magic Moments Orchestra, Back to Bacharach celebrates the timeless masterpieces of Burt Bacharach “The Hitmaker” behind one of the greatest American songbooks of the 20th Century.

Burt Bacharach who together with Hal David, penned some of the most memorable and iconic hits that stand the test of time.

Join us for an evening that celebrates all of his greatest hits including; Alfie, What The World Needs Now, The Look Of Love, I Say A Little Prayer, Close To You, Walk On By, What's New Pussycat, Always Something There To Remind Me, Magic Moments, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and many, many more.
15/07/2022 19:30
Newark Through Time (BSL Interpreted) - Newark Town Tour
£5 Tour Ticket, £8 Tour Ticket with a Hot Drink and Cake at Nineteen20 Café after the tour.

This tour will be BSL interpreted.

The Newark Town Tour will give an oversight of Newark’s story, the town where one king lost his life, and another his kingdom. It will explore the rich history from medieval Bishop’s strategic holding to a textile and brewing powerhouse.
16/07/2022 13:30
Pride & Prejudice (Castle)
Saturday July 23, 7pm. £18.00, £11.00 Child, £50 Family

Take a step back in time as we meet Elizabeth Bennett and her sisters. Whilst their interfering mother engineers various courtships, Elizabeth and Jane must pursue their own quest for true love.

Amidst mistakes and miscommunications, can Elizabeth finally surpass her prejudices to see past the proud exterior of the enigmatic Mr Darcy? Join family and friends for what promises to be one of the most splendid evenings of the summer.
23/07/2022 19:00
Jekyll & Hyde (Castle)
Thursday July 28, 19:00.
£18 Adult, £16 Concession, £55 Family,
£12 Schools, Avaialble from the Box Office 01636 655755

Full of unexpected highs and lows, quick costume changes and sharp wit, enjoy this classic novella as one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.
28/07/2022 19:00
Besieged (but never beaten) (Extended Version) - Civil War Town Tour
£10 Tour Ticket

An extended version of our usual Besieged (but never beaten) Tour - this is perfect for anyone wanting to take a deeper dive into the history of the British Civil Wars.

The Civil War Tour will take in historical sites of seventeenth century Newark, telling of how its inhabitants dodged cannonball fire and survived plague on a daily basis. From the musket peppered walls of Newark Castle, to contemporary visions of huge explosions that rocked the town. This tour runs for 150 minutes and includes approximately 3 miles of walking, taking in Millgate and Sconce and Devon Park.
30/07/2022 13:30
Time Travelling Teas - 19-Twenteas
Tuesday August 7, 3.30pm - 5pm. £10.00

Sip your way through the centuries at our Time Travelling Teas! Join us for a gastronomic guide to the history of teatime, trying out the tastes of times gone by with expert guest speakers who’ll talk you through the foodie fashions of the past. Make sure to book your place as they’re sure to go like hot cakes!

This month's 19 Twen-teas will delve into the Palace Theatre's past. Its café was a stylish retreat in the 1920s so join us there for cucumber sandwiches and high tea.

Please inform us of any food allergies in advance by emailing or phoning 01636 655755.
02/08/2022 15:30
The Recruiting Officer (Castle)
Tuesday August 2, 19:30. £15, £14 Concession, £7 Child.
02/08/2022 19:30
Film Club - The Favourite (15)
Wednesday 10 August, 7pm. £5. In the Tudor Hall.

Sarah Churchill is the Queen of England’s lady in waiting. Her powerful position is threatened by a young and ambitious noblewoman who begins to insinuate herself into the Queen’s affection. Olivia Colman won an Oscar for her brilliant performance as Queen Anne in this raucous royal romp and is equally matched by fellow Oscar nominees Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone as her warring favourites.

Part of the ‘Swords, Sorcery, Shoot-Outs and Sovereigns’ Season. Enjoy a carefully selected season of spectacular films in the stunning setting of the National Civil War Centre’s Tudor Hall. Each showing will be introduced by movie aficionado Adam Nightingale, unveiling fascinating facts about the making of each title before you enjoy watching it together in this unique atmosphere.
10/08/2022 19:00
Much Ado ABout Nothing (Castle)
Thursday August 11, 19:00. £14.00, £8.50 Child
11/08/2022 19:00
Newark Through Time (Family Friendly) - Newark Town Tour
£5 Adult Tour Ticket, £2.50 Child Tour Ticket, £8 Tour Ticket with a Hot Drink and Cake at Nineteen20 Café after the tour.

This is a version of our Newark Through Time Tour, specifically aimed at Families

The Newark Town Tour will give an oversight of Newark’s story, the town where one king lost his life, and another his kingdom. It will explore the rich history from medieval Bishop’s strategic holding to a textile and brewing powerhouse.
13/08/2022 13:30
Jungle Book (Castle)
Wednesday August 17, 11am. 13:30, 16:00.
£15.00 Adult, £9.00 child, £40.00 Family
Alice In Wonderland (Castle)
Tuesday August 23. 16:30, £15, £12 Child, £48 Family

Presented at Newark Castle

Meet some strange and peculiar characters, including the mysterious Cheshire Cat, the wacky Mad Hatter and the foul-tempered Queen of Hearts, in this perfect family show from Folksy Theatre filled with live music and puppetry.
23/08/2022 16:30
Pirates Of Penzance (Castle)
Friday September 2, 19:00. £17.00, £9.00 Child
02/09/2022 19:00
Time Travelling Teas - Wartime Teatime
Tuesday September 6, 3.30pm - 5pm. £10.00

Sip your way through the centuries at our Time Travelling Teas! Join us for a gastronomic guide to the history of teatime, trying out the tastes of times gone by with expert guest speakers who’ll talk you through the foodie fashions of the past. Make sure to book your place as they’re sure to go like hot cakes!

At this month's Wartime Teatime, we've pooled our ration books so there's not a powdered egg in sight at this retro repast!

Please inform us of any food allergies in advance by emailing or phoning 01636 655755.
06/09/2022 15:30
Film Club - Labyrinth (U)
Wednesday 14 September, 7pm. £5. In the Tudor Hall.

David Bowie’s Goblin King kidnaps sixteen year old Sarah’s baby brother when she makes an unwise wish. Sarah must navigate the Goblin King’s labyrinth if she wants her brother back, but the clock is ticking. She only has thirteen hours. Jim Henson, Bowie, Monty Python’s Terry Jones and George Lucas combine forces to produce the weirdest fantasy family favourite of the 1980s.

Part of the ‘Swords, Sorcery, Shoot-Outs and Sovereigns’ Season. Enjoy a carefully selected season of spectacular films in the stunning setting of the National Civil War Centre’s Tudor Hall. Each showing will be introduced by movie aficionado Adam Nightingale, unveiling fascinating facts about the making of each title before you enjoy watching it together in this unique atmosphere.
14/09/2022 19:00
Jack The Ripper - The Real Truth
Thursday September 15, 19:30. £16.50

Join Trevor Marriott, retired British Police murder squad detective and leading Ripper expert, as he presents startling new evidence and facts, shattering 132-year-old myths and answering the long standing question “who was Jack the Ripper?”. This two hour one-man show is packed with pictures from 1888 showing original crime scene photographs of the victims, the suspects, and many others.
15/09/2022 19:30
Besieged (but never beaten) (BSL Interpreted) - Civil War Town Tour
This tour will be BSL interpreted.

£5 Tour Ticket, £8 Tour Ticket with a Hot Drink and Cake at Nineteen20 Café after the tour.

The Civil War Tour will take in historical sites of seventeenth century Newark, telling of how its inhabitants dodged cannonball fire and survived plague on a daily basis. From the musket peppered walls of Newark Castle, to contemporary visions of huge explosions that rocked the town.
17/09/2022 13:30
Royal Air Force - In Concert
Saturday September 17, 19:30. £16, £14 Concession
17/09/2022 19:30
Newton Faulkner
Thursday September 22, 8pm.
Standard £29.00
VIP Meet & Greet £61.50 available from the box office 01636 655755

Stripping his songs back to their purest form. Newton will be out there solo, just him, his acoustic guitars, and his voice. With special guest Sam Richardson.
22/09/2022 20:00
Thank Abba For The Music
Friday September 23, 19:30. £25.50

Thank ABBA For The Music is a two-hour theatre spectacular that captures all of the magic and excitement of one of pop history's most successful and iconic bands. With stunning costumes, a 7-piece live band, interactive video projection and of course ABBA’s spectacular trademark harmonies this is the ultimate feel-good party show! Featuring all of ABBA's greatest hits, including Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Fernando, Super Trouper and many many more!
23/09/2022 19:30
That'll Be The Day
Saturday September 24, 19:30. £26.00.

Following the huge success of the 35th Anniversary Tour, That’ll Be The Day is back on the road with another incredible show packed full of world class performances from Trevor and the highly talented cast.

Let the UK’s leading Rock ’n‘ Roll show take you on a journey through the years, as together you celebrate the golden age of Rock ’n’ Roll and Pop from the 50s right the way through to the 80s.

Combining hilarious comedy sketches and impersonations with brilliant vocals and superb musicianship, That’ll Be The Day really is in a league of its own. It’s no wonder this show has been touring for so many years and it just gets better and better. Join Trevor and the exceptional cast for the ultimate feel good experience that will have you singing and dancing, and leave you wanting just a little bit more.

If you only see one theatre show this year, make it this one.
24/09/2022 19:30
Some Kinda Wonderful
Thursday September 9, 19:30. £29.50

Celebrating the genius of Stevie Wonder, mesmeric vocalist Noel McCalla, award-winning saxophonist Derek Nash and a world-class band present a diverse back catalogue of classic hits, from 1970’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered through to hits from Talking Book, Innervisions, Songs in the Key of Life and Hotter than July. From dance floor classics to beautiful arrangements, this is a real master blaster of a show!
29/09/2022 19:30
Boot Led Zeppelin
Friday 30th September, 19:30. £21.50

Boot Led Zeppelin is back with an all-new production offering the definitive tribute to one of the world’s most legendary rock bands, Led Zeppelin. Capturing the magic and excitement of Led Zep concerts from the 70s, the band faithfully perform their classic songs such as Whole Lotta Love, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Kashmir and Stairway To Heaven. The ultimate Zeppelin experience!
30/09/2022 19:30
The South
Sunday October 22, 19:30. £22.50
02/10/2022 19:30
The 80s Show
Thursday October 6, 8pm. £25.50, £23.50

The 80s Show - The greatest tribute to the greatest decade, brings you the best 80s partyon the planet!

As we all know the 80s was all about high energy and innovation, which produced some of themost memorable bands and styles of all time.

Every band strived to be different and hardly any sounded the same making most hit recordsinstantly recognisable from the first few seconds.

The 80s Show covers as many of these eras as possible and has gone to monumental lengthsto get all the sounds and music absolutely perfect to take you on a journey of Nostalgia to thegolden days when it was all about fun!

Featuring only the best musicians and singers around with female sax and percussionist thisband are hard to tell the difference from the record!

Add to that an amazing light/video/laser show, you can sing and dance away to the massivehits of Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Duran Duran, Tears For Fears, Spandau Ballet, Wham, GoWest, Level 42, OMD, Erasure, Elton John, David Bowie and many more, with a few nicesurprises.

Frankie says "Don't miss it!"
06/10/2022 20:00
The Pitmen Poets
Thursday October 14, 19:30. £24.00

From Billy Elliott to Auf Wiedersehen Pet, from when the boat comes in to The Likely Lads, now be enthralled and entertained by The Pitmen Poets, a night of songs and stories laced with north east humour and humanity.

Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, Warhorse Songman Bob Fox, Master of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and Award winning songwriter Jez Lowe.

“Whoever's idea it was to bring these four together for a show should be awarded a gold medal for services to music. ”
“A great evening of stories and wonderful voices.”
14/10/2022 19:30
Some Guys Have All The Luck
Saturday October 15, 19:30. £27.00

Over 50 years since the release of Rod’s first album, Some Guys Have All The Luck – The Rod Stewart Story is back, direct from the west end, in theatres with a brand new show, bringing to the stage a fantastic live concert celebration of one of rock music’s most successful artistes of all time.

Capturing the excitement, energy and charisma that have made Rod a true rock icon, including those infamous moves and all the hits like Handbags & Gladrags, Maggie May, Baby Jane, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Sailing, Tonight’s The Night, The First Cut Is The Deepest, and You’re In My Heart.
15/10/2022 19:30
Leo Sayer - The Show Must Go On..
Tuesday October 18, 19:30. £35.00

British music legend Leo Sayer will be touring the UK in 2021 celebrating his 50th anniversary in music. With this performance, Leo and his band bring boundless energy, exuberance and a hit packed show to some of his favourite venues across the country.Known the world over for his army of hits which include Thunder In My Heart, Moonlighting, One Man Band, I Can’t Stop Loving You, More Than I Can Say, Have You Ever Been in Love, The Show Must Go On and the transatlantic number ones, When I Need You and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing.This is a hit packed, high energy evening not to miss!
18/10/2022 19:30
Buddy Holly & The Cricketers
Thursday October 20, 19:30. £22.00, £21.00 Concession, £20.00 Members

Early Bird Offer - £2 off until Friday 20th May 2022

This breathtaking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles.

It stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock and was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One's Saturday night live programme, “The One and Only”, hosted by Graham Norton.

The show rarely pauses for breath and is, quite simply, the most compelling concert of its kind. The hits just keep on coming - That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy! – and much, much more.

Whatever the season, whatever the excuse to party, make your Heartbeat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans the world over saying: “I can’t believe it’s not Buddy!”
20/10/2022 19:30
Sunday October 23, 14:30. £14.50, £12.00 Concession, £48.00 Family

Scott Ritchie Productions proudly presents this exciting and fun tangled musical adventure. Let your hair down in a brand-new adaptation of the popular fairy tale Rapunzel.

With a wicked witch, a feisty heroine, a tap dancing horse and a host of adventures, Rapunzel promises to be a vibrant take on a classic and much loved story.

Packed with songs, dance routines and jokes a-plenty, there is something for everyone to love, so book your tickets now for the family show of the year!

With an exciting photo opportunity with the characters after the show, this is sure to be a "hair-raising" production that you won’t want to miss.
23/10/2022 14:30
DANCE CLASS - Total Pop Party
24/10/2022 13:45
Total Pop Party
Monday October 24, 15:00. £16.50, £13.50 Concession, £52 Family
Total Pop Party Dance Class, 13:45, £18.50 Child, £66 Family
Avaialble from the Box Office 01636 655755

Who are we? TPP! ‘Total Pop Party’ is back!

It’s fair to say, the children of today have had enough! From home schooling to lockdowns, they deserve to have some fun!

Come join the TPP girls and celebrate the modern-day pop legends! Including Little Mix, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Pink, Ed Sheeran, Olivia Rodrigo and many more!

Featuring all your favourite hits, this concert is full of your favourite dance moves, plenty of audience interaction and screaming from the top of your lungs!

Brilliantly entertaining and a non-stop pop party from start to finish!

‘Total Pop Party’ is an excellent introduction for kids who are too young to go to the big concerts but don’t want to miss out on seeing their favourite pop stars!

There's even a chance to meet the TPP girls after the show so they can strike their favourite pose and be part of the gang!

We can't wait to see you at the BEST party in town!
24/10/2022 15:00
Film Club - Theatre Of Blood (15)
Wednesday 26 October, 7pm. £5. In the Tudor Hall.

We celebrate Halloween in the company of Vincent Prince as deranged classical actor Edward Lionhart, who exacts comically gruesome revenge on the critics who have slighted him; each increasingly elaborate murder inspired by the plays of William Shakespeare. A true cult classic of British comedy horror.

Enjoy a carefully selected season of spectacular films in the stunning setting of the National Civil War Centre’s Tudor Hall. Each showing will be introduced by movie aficionado Adam Nightingale, unveiling fascinating facts about the making of each title before you enjoy watching it together in this unique atmosphere.
26/10/2022 19:00
Carole - The Music of Carole King
Friday October 28, 19:30. 26.50

Carole - The Music of Carole King is a celebration of the music of one of the world’s greatest songwriters Carole King. Following a fantastic debut tour in 2019 Carole returns to the stage with an even bigger production for 2022.
With a cast of the UK’s finest singers, dancers and musicians this wonderful homage takes you on an incredible journey through the music that defined an era. The incredibly talented cast will not only have you dancing in the aisles but will bring you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
28/10/2022 19:30
True Ghost Stories
Thursday November 3, 19:30. £19.50, £17.50 Concession, £61 Family.
£13.50 Schools, available from the Box office 01636 655755

The man behind Horrible Histories is back! A brand newadaptation of Terry Deary's True Ghost Stories is hitting the stage, full of spine-chilling charactersand ghastly ghosts from the past. Head back in time to a 1920s theatre, meet some cut-throats,unravel an ancient Roman curse, investigate the vanishing Victorian, and expose the BlondeWitch of Lime Street!

Gather your friends, collect your compasses and turn on your torches, the world of the ghost isfull of frauds so can YOU tell the fact from the fake?

A spine-tingling show with the scary bits left in!

Not recommended for children under 8.
03/11/2022 19:30
Adam Frost
Saturday November 5, 19:30. £30.00, Members £29.00. Age 14+.

Spend an evening with award-winning British garden designer and Gardeners’ World presenter, Adam Frost, as he shares advice and amusing stories from a lifetime in the garden.
Best known for his successes at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Adam will explore how his love for the great outdoors started from a young age when he helped on his grandparent’s allotment. His fascination with watching plants and vegetables grow, and the wildlife it attracted, has stayed with him ever since. Sharing tales from working with Geoff Hamilton at Barnsdale Gardens, to going solo in 1996 for the rollercoaster ride of designing multiple award-winning show gardens, Adam will also detail why he remains passionate about inspiring adults and children alike to start their own horticultural journeys.
Enlightening and engaging, this event promises to leave you eager to head home and get your gardening gloves on.

Running time: 110 mins including 20 min interval
05/11/2022 19:30
Turin Brakes
Thursday November 10, 8pm. £26.50
10/11/2022 20:00
Tenors Unlimited
Friday November 11, 19:30. £27.50

Make a date with Tenors Un Limited, the 'Rat Pack of Opera’, as the number 1 selling classical vocal trio thrill once again with their uplifting show 'That’s Amoré’. Let Scott, Paul and Jem take you on a journey through some of the best loved songs of the last century, made famous by icons of song such as Pavarotti, Lanza, Sting, Bublé and Freddie Mercury. These range from popular classics mixed with crooner and pop favourites.The group has performed alongside such notables as Sting, Lionel Richie, Beyoncé, Hayley Westenra, Simply Red and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to name a few. For over 15 years the group has been entertaining audiences worldwide using talents honed in their previous solo careers in opera and theatre. All your troubles will melt away as these three greatest of showmen present a diverse programme with their trademark soaring vocals, velvet harmonies and killer sense of humour.
11/11/2022 19:30
Theatre Tour - Palace Theatre Centre Stage
Wednesday 11th May & Wednesday 23rd November
10:30, 13:30 & 15:00. £10.00

Don't miss this chance to experience our brand new behind the scenes tour, finding out all about our hundred years of history, the stars who've graced our stage and our ground-breaking founder Emily Blagg! Plus, you'll enjoy delicious cake and coffee from Café Nineteen20 too!
Circus Of Horrors
Friday 18th November, 19:30. £26.00, £23.00 Concession.

EB Offer £5 off tickets booked before 31st July.

For the First time in over 2 years the Circus of Horrors is back with its latest incarnation ‘The Witch'– A sensational new phantasmagoria which encompasses amazing and bizarre circus acts with an original rock score, and a sinister story of witchcraft and the darkest of magic.

When the Circus of Horrors began 27 years ago at Glastonbury 1995 many people thought it wouldn’t last 27 weeks let alone 27 years. But with its ability to reinvent itself time and time again it has taken the extreme to the mainstream and become a household name after reaching the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and performing in London’s West End.

Whether you're a fan of rock or theatre gore, The Circus of Horrors has something for everyone.

Imagine a brilliant rock show combined with amazing, bizarre and daredevil Circus acts, a stellar light show and all performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek. If Quentin Tarantino had directed Cirque Du Soleil you would be halfway there.
18/11/2022 19:30
Aladdin Sane: David Bowie Tribute
Saturday November 19, 19:30. £21.50

Aladdin Sane, The Sound & Vision of Bowie, is widely acclaimed as the best Bowie tribute in the UK. They band have played theatres, festivals and venues throughout the UK for the past 12 years, with Paul Henderson performing as David Bowie. Audiences throughout their tours have commented how eerily close his voice, moves and mannerisms are to that as Bowie.

With so many songs to choose from you can hear many hits like Space Oddity, Changes, Ashes to Ashes, Heroes, Let’s Dance, Drive In Saturday, Jean Genie, Life On Mars, Fame, Starman and Diamond Dogs to list but a few, including some classic album tracks from Bowie’s vast repertoire.
19/11/2022 19:30
Swan Lake
Tuesday November 22, 19:30. £25.00, £23.00 Concession, £19.00 U'16's, £22.00 Members

Crown Ballet presents to you the most famous Ballet of all time. Swan Lake is one of Tchaikovsky’s best works, featuring some of ballet’s most memorable music and breath-taking dance. After a very long break we are proud to present to you the UK Premier of this ballet company from Moldova.

Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odilie, who resembles each other so strikingly one can easily be mistaken for the other.

It is the compelling legend of a tragic romance in which a princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under?

Swan Lake is full of mystery and romance and has captured the imagination of generations over the years and it continues to attract worldwide audiences, young and old.

A wonderful evening out and memories which you will cherish long after the final curtain falls.
22/11/2022 19:30

6th December 2022 - 31st December

Premium Performances: Stalls £22.50, £21.50 concessions; Circle £21.50, £20.50 concessions; Family Stalls £84.00, Circle £80.00

Standard Performances: Stalls £19.75, £18.75 Concessions; Circle £18.75, £17.75concessions; Family Stalls £73.00, Circle £69.00

Special Offer Performances: £15.50

Members Special Price Offer Saturday December 10th. £13.00 Available from Box Office 

Relaxed performance on Sunday 11th December 11am. Contact box office on 01636655755 for more details.

06/12/2022 to 31/12/2022
Film Club - A Muppet Christmas Carol (U)
Wednesday 14 December, 6pm. £5. In the Tudor Hall.

Our Film Club Christmas treat is the only version of Charles Dickens seasonal ghost story to contain a talking frog, a karate-chopping pig, Rizzo the Rat, a Gonzo, a Swedish Chef and an all singing Michael Caine. If Muppets had been around in the 19th century, Mr Dickens would have put them in his story. “God bless us every one!”

Enjoy a carefully selected season of spectacular films in the stunning setting of the National Civil War Centre’s Tudor Hall. Each showing will be introduced by movie aficionado Adam Nightingale, unveiling fascinating facts about the making of each title before you enjoy watching it together in this unique atmosphere.
14/12/2022 18:00
Talon - The Best Of Eagles
Saturday January 21, 19:30. £28.00

Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and the 25th Anniversary Tour will once again feature the Eagles' timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take It To The Limit, Desperado, Lyin’ Eyes, Life In The Fast Lane and many more.

This world class seven-piece band are a phenomenon and have truly transcended the tag of ‘tribute’. They have become a brand name in their own right who are not only revered by their peers, respected by the music industry but dearly loved by their massive and expanding fan base.

The ability of Talon to evolve and go from strength to strength in delivering bigger and better shows year on year continues once again with what promises to be an event!
21/01/2023 19:30
Forbidden Nights
Thursday January 26, 19:30. £28.50, £25.00

Forbidden Nights 2022 Tour is here... celebrating our 7th year so it’s bigger and better than ever!

Immerse yourself in this sexy, innovative and classy show this new age entertainment brings you world class circus acts with our signature Forbidden tease. Get ready for your ultimate ‘Forbidden’ night out with two hours of breath-taking action, seductive choreography and our comedian compere for your entertainment.

Abandon your inhibitions at the door as the talented cast of acrobats, live male vocalists, fire acts, aerial artists and world-renowned circus performers flip and spin across the stage in this high-octane show. This fun, sexy & entertaining evening with Forbidden Nights is guaranteed to be a night to remember.

Welcome to the Sexy Circus!®
26/01/2023 19:30
Giovanni Pernice - Made In Italy
Thursday February 2, 19:30. VIP Tickets, Including Pre-Show Meet & Greet £93.00 Available from the Box office 01636 655755
Premium Tickets £47.50
Standard Tickets £42.50

Strictly Come Dancing 2021 champion and dance heart-throb Giovanni Pernice invitesyou to join him on a journey to his homeland for his brand new 2023 production of ‘Madein Italy’.Joined by an outstanding ensemble of some of the best dancers and singers from theBallroom and theatre world, this show promises to be a fantastic night out!This Italian themed show features an incredible sound track, stunning choreography andbeautiful costumes. But be warned… in Italy, it can get HOT HOT HOT!!!!

There are a limited number of VIP tickets available which includes show ticket, plus a pre-showmeet & greet with Giovanni, a signed print, VIP lanyard and photo opportunities.The VIP meet and greet is PRE-SHOW, 90 minutes before the performance is due to start.All VIP ticket holders must arrive at least 10 minutes before the meet and greet start time, as latecomers maynot be permitted.
02/02/2023 19:30
T Rextasy
Friday February 17, 19:30. £26.50, £25.50 Concession

Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. With Bolan's special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs, the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s including Love to Boogie, Telegram Sam, Jeepster and 20th Century Boy.

T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex. The band is now accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex, and Bolan’s catalogue management. 

The band has been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’.Truly a rock’n’roll concert for all ages - If you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you!
17/02/2023 19:30
Vampires Rock
Saturday February 25, 19:30. £34.00

From the producers of Anything For Love – The Meat Loaf Story comes the classic rock musical sensation that’s been rocking the nation for 20 years.

Starring Steve Steinman and an incredible cast of singers, dancers and musicians, this show will have you rocking in the aisles.

A tongue-in-cheek and laugh out loud storyline combined with an incredible stage set, lighting and sound, and a show like no other.

Featuring over 30 of the greatest classic rock anthems of all time, including Queen, AC/DC, Bonnie Tyler, Meat Loaf, Bon Jovi, Journey, Guns N’ Roses and many more.

“They should prescribe this show on the NHS” (Bournemouth Echo)
25/02/2023 19:30
The Carpenters Story
Saturday April 22, 19:30. £30, £29.00 Concession, £24.50 Members

This highly acclaimed production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular celebration of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music, selling over 100 million albums and singles. This brand new show for 2020 once again features the outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley, with Musical Director Phil Aldridge leading The Carpenters Story Orchestra as they re-create Richard Carpenter's original orchestral arrangements. Featuring all of The Carpenters' hit songs including (They Long To Be) Close To You, Yesterday Once More, We've Only Just Begun, Superstar, A Song For You, Rainy Days & Mondays and more!
22/04/2023 19:30
Francis Rossi - Tunes & Chat
Thursday May 4th. 19:30. £31.50, £46.50 VIP.
VIP, Meet & Greet £81.50 Available from the box office 01636 655755

Status Quo legend Francis Rossi is taking up his acoustic guitar to bring you a selection of well-known hits and some previously not-performed-live-before tunes. It’ll be a unique evening in which Francis will reprise fan favourites from a remarkable 50+year career. Expect original-style, acoustic versions of Quo classics, threaded together with chat in this music based evening. VIP packages are available for those wishing to meet Francis before the show.
04/05/2023 19:30
Marti Pellow
Saturday May 6. 19:30. £31.50, £46.50 VIP

£76.50 Meet & Greet, avaialble from the box office 01636 655755

You’ve never seen me like this before. You’ve never been this close. I’m inviting you to spend an intimate evening with me – think of it as coming back to my place for a night of stories and songs. Pellow Talk is a chance to learn all about me, not just as a singer and songwriter with Wet Wet Wet, but as a boy and a man. It’s a chance to understand the DNA of the hits that we’ve listened to and loved over the years. The evening will be wrapped in music, from songs you know to ones you’ll get to know. There’ll be laughter as we travel from the banks of the River Clyde to the top of the charts, then onto Broadway and beyond. There’ll be no mask and no character. This is me, Marti, stepping out of the shadows, speaking directly to you. The invitation is there. I hope you come and spend some time with me. Enough living has been done for a life to unfold. Enough years have passed for a story to be told.

Marti Pellow
06/05/2023 19:30
Anything for Love - The Meatloaf Story
Saturday June 17, 19:30. £34.00

Anything For Love – The Meat Loaf Story - It’s all About the Music! 30th Anniversary Tour

Following his 2022 sell-out tour the highly acclaimed and No.1 recording artist, Steve Steinman,brings you his brand-new production featuring over 25 of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman’s greatesthits. For over 30 years Steve has toured the world with his musical tribute to Jim Steinman andMeat Loaf.

With an incredible stage set, ten-piece live band combined with Steve’s well known sense ofhumour and stage presence, the show can only be described as awesome.

The show will have you up on your feet dancing and singing out loud to some of Meat Loaf’sgreatest hits including – Anything For Love – Bat Out Of Hell – Paradise By The Dashboard Light– Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth – Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad – Dead Ringer For Love– Total Eclipse Of The Heart and many, many more.
17/06/2023 19:30
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