Gliding across the ice, spinning around the stage and flying through the air; the stars of Sleeping Beauty on Ice are truly breathtaking to watch.
This year’s Christmas Pantomime extravaganza at Milton Keynes Theatre will star Hollywood actor Warwick Davis.
Novelist Ruth Jacobs, who also campaigns against sexual exploitation, will be at Waterstones bookshop in St Albans tomorrow, Thursday, from 7pm.
Fans of political dramas will be well served by David Edgar’s new play, If Only, which has its world premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre this week.
Of all the cold cases in the big drawer marked ‘unsolved’ the Jack the Ripper killings must be the chilliest.
Three highly-regarded jazz musicians will be making sweet music to mark midsummer at Markyate’s Beechwood Park School.
They say cats have nine lives, but this theatre show must have a hundred. CATS is one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, and the new tour brings it to Milton Keynes Theatre this month.
An exciting new writing festival is coming to Luton, featuring plays from eight talented local and national writers.
Top national and local performers are on the bill for the St Albans Folk Festival 2013, along with finalists from a New Roots search for musicians and singers under the age of 25.
Cali-R nights will break new ground on Saturday, July 13 when promoter Sid Hudson takes the ever-popular soul event to the Dunstable Conference Centre at 51 High Street North, Dunstable.
Let’s be honest, when the version of Superman which most of us have hot-wired into our cinematic memory banks first hit the screen, we didn’t believe a man could fly despite what the tagline claimed.
“Fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create. Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real. But fear is a choice.”
The Spencer Davis Group, “Keep On Running-The Collection” (Cherry Red / Press Play PRESS2CD)- The Spencer Davis Group emerged from the hinterlands of Birmingham in the mid-sixties with a soulful brand of white r&b which leaned heavily on the precocious talents of the multi-talented Steve Winwood, who was just seventeen years old when the band enjoyed their first chart-topper in 1965 with “Keep On Running.” This inexpensive anthology features alternate versions of some of their early hits culled from radio and TV broadcasts, alongside some of the more impressive album tracks that a later incarnation of the band captured for posterity after an increasingly disillusioned Winwood left the fold in 1967 to form the excellent Traffic.
In America’s Deep South in the 1950s, racial tensions are rife, prejudice and fear rule small town communities, and rock ‘n’ roll music is exploding onto the scene.
Eugene O’Neill’s 200-minute Strange Interlude is a feat of endurance for audiences at The National Theatre but this sweeping and intensely emotional story is well worth the effort.
At the butt end of the aspirational Aids’ obsessed ‘80s three men are struggling to make sense of the American Dream in Howard Korder’s Pultitzer nominated Boys’ Life which opened at the King’s Head Theatre on Monday.
Organisers of a village festival are putting the finishing touches to this weekend’s programme of events.
Stylish students from Central Beds College are showcasing their fabulous designs at a fashion show in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign.
“She’s So Fine-The Rise of the Girl Groups” (Fantastic Voyage FVTD 160)- This 3 CD set revives a string of timeless pop classics from the golden era of the female vocal group in the late fifties and early sixties, including offerings from The Crystals, The Chantels and the Marvelettes, whose infectious 1961 hit, “Please Mr. Postman” gave Tamla Motown its first US chart-topper.
Their much more illustrious stable-mates The Supremes also make an appearance with two minor hits from the following year in the shape of “Your Heart Belongs To Me” and “Let Me Go The Right Way,” but the real stars of the show are New Jersey’s Shirelles, whose sizeable contribution to the proceedings includes “Dedicated To The One I Love” and Goffin-King’s sublime “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.”
Teenage vampire Eve has never seen sunlight, and lives in a darkened room with her human sister Tabby who is her only point of contact with the outside world.
A unique arts festival celebrating the work of disabled performers on the art scene will take place at The Hat Factory in Luton on June 6.
“They’re a rotten crowd” declares Nick Carraway. So what is it that draws us back again and again to the shallow, empty lives of Tom and Daisy Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and their pals?
The Next Generation Youth Theatre made a big song and dance about The Little Things at the Hat Factory on Tuesday (May 28).
Once upon a time the name Robert de Niro above the title meant one thing – passionate, powerhouse performances rooted in blue-collar sensibilities, muscular masterpieces of method acting.
R.E.M. “Green” (Rhino Records)- Re-issue specialists Rhino Records have opted to mark the 25 Warner Bros. debut offering “Green” with the release of a compelling 2 record set featuring the re-mastered original album alongside a rousing concert recording culled from the penultimate date on the band’s 1989 world tour. The set list of their energised show in Greensboro, North Carolina sprinkled much loved old favourites such as “The One I Love” and “ Finest Work Song” amongst a batch of newly minted gems led by “Stand,” “Pop Song 89” and “Orange Crush” which captured this unique band at their most enigmatic and eclectic.
“Ride or die, remember?”
Nearly 24 hours since all the single (and not-so-single) ladies of the news team went to see Luisa Omielan’s sensational show and we are still buzzing from the bootylicious, Beyoncé-crazy performance.
A large, grand coffin is positioned in the centre of the stage - as powerful imagery goes, there’s not much that makes more of an impact.
Before Nathan James appeared on The Voice and made the final cut in the Jesus Christ Superstar reality show I saw him at The Grove, Dunstable, in a great little rock show called Route ’66.
It’s not uncommon for those who have supped not wisely but too well to wake up the morning after and make heartfelt vows about their future behaviour.
Leslie “Hutch” Hutchinson left his home in Grenada as a teenager and went on to become one of the greatest cabaret stars of the 1920s and ‘30s.