Terence Frisby’s gripping courtroom drama.
Television journalist James Highwood has made his career out of challenging the British Justice system in his documentary programmes. Now, suddenly, he finds the system challenging him as he is brought to court on a charge of murder.
The Leicester Grammar School Big Band and its singers presents a concert of big band numbers from Swing Era favourites to the present day. Each year the band gives a concert at the school in aid of a local charity and aims to spotlight a particular artist or band in part of the programme. For the Concordia Fundraising evening the band will be joined by the school’s string orchestra with a feature on the music of the Bert Kaempfert Orchestra and music from the bands of Ray Noble, Harry James, and Gene Krupa as well as more contemporary numbers.
Almost 26 years after Freddie Mercury’s death the rock band’s music is still as popular as ever. As Queen’s music is so diverse it appeals to all age ranges. There is heavy rock, a bit of pop and then ballads in the mix — the versatility is amazing.
With a dynamic stage show that fully emulates the true charismatic appeal of rock’s most flamboyant front man, backed up by superbly crafted harmonies and intricate guitar work, Mercury faithfully and accurately recreate the distinctive Queen Experience. Formed in 1998, they have gone on to play theatres, festivals and high profile shows across the UK and Europe – from Holland to Hungary and from Majorca through to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff! Other prestigious shows include headlining a New Year’s Eve Festival in Dubai which was broadcast live to millions via MTV Asia as well as an exclusive concert for Queen’s own Roger Taylor.
Over almost two decades, the group is now established as one of the world’s most authentic tributes to Freddie Mercury and Queen. The legend lives on.
An evening of dance and entertainment by local dancing academy.
A Theatre Fundraising Event
Leonie Orton, youngest sister of the playwright Joe Orton, recently published her memoirs entitled I Had It in Me in which she tells her own story of growing up on a Leicester council estate in the 1940s/50s as her brother rose to become a remarkable writer. Leonie will be visiting the theatre on Sunday evening 1st October when she will give readings from her memoir and tell how Joe influenced her and recount how the family coped with his brutal murder and lost diaries. She will describe her fight to educate herself, nurture her own family and eventually take over the management of her brother’s legacy. In short, how she became the successful woman she is today.
Come and meet and chat with Leonie. Copies of I Had It in Me will be available on the night.
Loosely based on the true life memoirs of legendary burlesque entertainer, Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy tells the tale of Momma Rose and her two daughters, Baby June and Louise, trekking across America in their family vaudeville act. But times are changing, audiences are expecting more, and the two girls have their own ambitions in mind. The rise of burlesque is upon them, and nothing will ever be the same again for Momma Rose.
With lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents and music by Jule Styne the score features songs which helped launch the career of Sondheim and have since become show standards – Everything’s Coming Up Roses, Some People, Let Me Entertain You, Together, Wherever We Go to name but a few.
Sister Angelica (a stunning little tragedy) and Gianni Schicchi (a wicked little comedy)
Take your pick. A choice of performances offering you the chance to see two of Puccini’s marvellous one act operas performed as a double bill or performed individually with an hour of great new concert music as follows:-
Thursday 12th October: GIANNI SCHICCHI + an hour of new concert music
Friday 13th October: SISTER ANGELICA + an hour of new concert music
Saturday 14th October: SISTER ANGELICA + GIANNI SCHICCHI
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby adapted by Stephen Sharkey
The glittering decadence of America’s Jazz Age is brought to life in this stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece. Seen through the eyes of Nick Carraway, the story recreates the sights, sounds and feel of America’s ‘Roaring Twenties’ in a brilliant evocation of a society obsessed with wealth and status.
Based Upon the Paramount Pictures Film
Written For the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY IRVING BERLIN
BOOK BY DAVID IVES and PAUL BLAKE
Original stage production directed by WALTER BOBBIE
Vocal and Dance Arrangements Bruce Pomahac
An amateur production by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe
Conor McPherson’s haunting play
The iconic story of idealist George Bailey, whose dreams look set to be dashed by small-town scandal and big business. Alone on a bridge, he decides that everyone would be better off without him… or would they? It falls to hapless guardian angel, Clarence, to try and save him.
This loving tribute to the golden era of the wireless is a fresh take on a heartwarming and timely classic.
One of Tchaikovsky’s most famous compositions and a popular Christmas ballet presentation, The Nutcracker, will be brought to life by Ballet Theatre UK, Christmas 2017. This well-loved traditional Christmas ballet will be performed in a unique setting with 24 international dancers, from companies around the world.
With grand sets and stunning costumes, The Nutcracker, promises to be a highlight on the Christmas calendar for the whole family.
Based on the real-life romance between legendary filmmaker Mack Sennett and his rising star Mabel Normand, it tells the story of Hollywood’s golden age, where the fun of the silent screen was dominated by the hysterical chaos of the Keystone Kops and the glamour of the bathing beauties.
With a spectacular, soaring score including Look What Happened To Mabel, I Won’t Send Roses, Tap Your Troubles Away and Time Heals Everything, Mack and Mabel is a beautiful, touching and ultimately heart-breaking story of two of Hollywood’s greatest icons.
Based on an idea by Leonard Spigelglass
Book by Michael Stewart
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Amateur production by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD