Check out what’s happening in your area in the month of May…
The Garth Brooks Story featuring Trevor Smith & his ‘Friends In Low Places’ band have been touring Ireland and parts of Europe for over 5 years now. This incredibly successful show pay’s tribute to the biggest selling solo artist of the 90’s and country music legend Garth Brooks! Trevor and his 8 piece band perform live all of Garth’s greatest hits including Baton Rouge, The Dance, If Tomorrow Never Comes, Standing Outside The Fire, Thunder Rolls and many more as they take the audience on a journey through all of the pinnacle moments of Garth’s music career to date with their spectacular stage show. The show is renowned for it’s impressive stage production and the ‘Friends In Low Places’ band which are considered one of the best country music bands in Ireland.
Where: Rhodes Centre
When: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Aylesbury Consort of Voices present O Nata Lux, directed by Kelvin Turner. A mix of classical and light choral pieces showing the choir’s repertoire.
Where: St Mary’s Church, Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 8UB
When: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Tickets: £10 (students free) on the door or from Steve Golding Fruit and Vegetables, 6 Chapel Hill, Stansted
In aid of St Mary’s Church organ conservation. Tel: 01279 814270.
Touring UK theatres for the very first time, Someone Like You (The Adele Songbook) is an immaculate celebration of one of our generation’s finest singer-songwriters. Hand-picked by Adele herself on Graham Norton’s BBC ADELE Special, the outstanding Katie Markham has the show-stopping voice and captivating charisma to deliver all your favourite Adele hits in an enthralling concert performance. The show faithfully recreates the magic of the three record-breaking albums 19, 21 and 25 – including Chasing Pavements, Make You Feel My Love, Set Fire To The Rain, Someone Like You, Hello, Rolling In The Deep and the multi-million seller Skyfall. Someone Like You will take you on a soul-stirring journey from break up to make up! www.someonelikeyou.co.uk
In the early sixties, Gerry and the Pacemakers worked the same Liverpool/Hamburg circuit as the Beatles and many other groups before being signed in 1962 by manager Brian Epstein, as his second group after the Beatles. The following year, under the direction of producer George Martin, they burst on the scene with three consecutive No.1 hits –“How Do You Do It”, “I Like It” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” – proving themselves serious competitors to the Beatles. Over the next few years, most of the Pacemakers subsequent hits were actually written by Gerry Marsden, including “”It’s All Right”, “I’m the One”, “Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’” and“Ferry Cross the Mersey”(also the name of a film in which they starred). The group disbanded in 1966 but was reformed by Gerry in 1974. They continue to tour in the UK and worldwide – “I love being on stage performing for people all over the globe”, says Gerry – and audiences continue to flock to their concerts. “Gerry Cross The Mersey” is a journey down memory lane with Gerry performing all the great songs from his repertoire. It really is a wonderful show and like Gerry himself, continues to be in great demand all over the world. Gerry will be joined by Special Guest.. Top comedy entertainer…Mike Lancaster.
When: Friday, May 19, 2017
Supreme Queen have been paying homage to the world’s most theatrical and dramatic Rock band, Queen since 1995, and in that time have had a huge impact on audiences across the UK, Europe and Asia. Front man, Scott Maley plays a uncannily realistic ‘Freddy’ with just the right look, stage persona and, most importantly of all, the most incredibly powerful voice! Scott is joined on stage by an enormously talented band including Nathan Mathers who brings all the electric guitar virtuosity required to play a very convincing Brian May. Their attention to detail is truly impressive and extends to their use of the exact same equipment used by Queen on stage in their heyday.
“I got the fright of my life when I saw Freddie, backstage, he looked just like the real thing. He went on stage and he gave a blistering performance winding the crowd up song by song. Nice one” Janice Long – BBC Radio 2
“What an outstanding reproduction of an outstanding band. They have captured the heart of one of England’s greatest bands” Birmingham Evening Mail
Bedazzle Performing Arts presents their Carnivàle Show. With all their after-school clubs coming together to show case their talents in drama, dance and musical theatre.
Bishop’s Stortford Sinfonia present: Brahms Violin Concerto and Dvorak Symphony no. 7.
When: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Where: All Saints Church, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 2DY
Tickets: £15 full / £5 students / Children under 18 free. *Early bird discount – tickets booked before midnight on Thursday 18th May available for just £12. Tickets available online from the website (see below) or on the door.
(In partnership with St Elizabeth’s). Contact: Simon Gilliver 07742 895797 email@example.com
Come with Alice on a magical adventure as she tumbles into Wonderland! Guided by the White Rabbit, Alice meets some astonishing characters, including the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, a studious caterpillar and those mischievous twins, Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Basing his ballet on Lewis Carroll’s much-loved children’s books, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Ballet Theatre UK’s Artistic Director Christopher Moore has created a captivating piece, brimming with wit, humour and charm. With its whimsical flights of the imagination, eclectic music and joyful dance, Alice in Wonderland is delightful entertainment for all ages. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwgdnbA689w
If you’re a fan of one of X Factor’s finest exports you’re sure to L.O.V.E. The Little Mix Experience! Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UK’s finest Girl-Bands. With breathtaking dance moves, replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK, this is a high-energy show from beginning to end, packed with all of Little Mix’s greatest hits and suitable for all ages! Featuring songs such as DNA, Wings, Salute, Black Magic, Love Me Like You, Secret Love Song and many more. They look like Little Mix, they Sound like Little Mix, they are “The Little Mix Experience”.
The hit festival outfit are back with a new immersive experience after the sell out shows in February at Rhodes Arts Complex. Be delighted by a conga of crazy creatures that amaze and engage. The Glastonbabies unique interactive music jam begins and ends the show – turning into a full-on baby rave with the audience playing along! Combine top class musicianship, brilliantly devised songs, puppets and props with their mission to involve the audience at all times and you have the Glastonbabies experience.
When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017