What’s on in the Western Lakes & Coast
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Funny things happen all the time. Normal events don’t catch the eye but Dave’s special radar instinctively draws him to the small out-of-the-ordinary events and conversations that wash over most of us and pass us by. Once identified, he applies his unique style of exaggerating and elaborating them whilst reminding us that we too have not only witnessed them, it’s probably happened to us! It’s this added dimension, this comedy of association that elevates the event to laugh-out-loud funny. No wonder Time Out magazine said of him, “Not only a very funny comedian but one of the finest raconteurs around.”
A £1.00 restoration levy applies to all tickets. All online orders are subject to a £2.50 per transaction fee.
After experimenting with a Zoom gig where he got muted by 639 people and a Drive-in gig where Omid witnessed an audience member get out his car, attach a hose pipe to his exhaust and feed it through the window; multi award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the Good Times.
Intelligent, always provocative, entertaining, Omid’s legendary stand-up performances is a captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood films to television and the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances, Omid is seen hosting his own ITV quiz show The Winning Combination. He appeared in the smash hit Mama Mia 2: Here We Go Again, His Dark Materials for BBC1 & HBO, and Letter For The King on Netflix. Omid also gained rave reviews for his leading role of Tevvye in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of “Fiddler On The Roof”.
“So hysterically funny and at the same time so poignant and powerful that calling it stand-up barely does it justice.” – Michael Levin, Huffington Post
“A thin, high cheek-boned, flamboyant luvvie.” – The Guardian
Tickets – £25.00
Anna is an original and inventive singer-songwriter with a musical style that, although based in folk, spans an array of genres.
A multi-instrumentalist musical dynamo, she intertwines this fluency with a poetic and intimate lyricism, communicating her unique take on the world around her. Her captivating stage presence is combined with a playful approach to performing which reaches out to the whole audience.
My Dear Old Things is an absolute treat for the cricket connoisseur and a wonderfully engaging evening for all.
In cricketing terms, Covid’s reign stopped play for a couple of seasons. In another year, dear old Blowers would have knocked off a century of theatre shows, appeared on numerous TV programmes and regaled folk with his hilarious anecdotes at functions up and down our green and pleasant land.
However, you can’t keep a good man down. Being confined to the pavilion has given Henry Blofeld the opportunity to spend more time with loved ones; to reconnect with his Norfolk roots and to reflect on his truly extraordinary life. He has written two books, recorded a daily vodcast for the recent tests and made three autobiographical films for streaming, under the collective title At Home With Henry.
And work on these films has inspired a new theatre show, My Dear Old Things, which Henry is touring from this October. In this, Blowers shares tales of treasured moments and people, past and present, while looking ever forward to more fun and games as he resumes his highly entertaining innings. Ladies and Gentlemen, the covers are well and truly off!
Tickets – £25 plus booking fee
Workington Town Council presents Light up the Night Fireworks display on Sunday 7th November.
The Show starts at 6pm at the Derwent Park Stadium in Workington.
Free tickets are available from the Carnegie Theatre www.carnegietheatre.co.uk or call the box office on 01900 602122.
Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.
In the dark between life and death, a haunted woman tells strange and terrifying tales; eerie stories, dusty and forgotten. Until now. It’s the Hallowe’en season, so come along and be thrilled by three lost gothic spine-tinglers from the great Victorian female writers.
From the award-winning creators of Christmas Gothic, Orlando, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Austen’s Women, Dalloway, I, Elizabeth, The Time Machine and The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe.
Winner of the Three Weeks Editors Award. Adapted and performed by Rebecca Vaughan (Christmas Gothic, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, I, Elizabeth, Austen’s Women). Directed by Olivier Award winner Guy Masterson (Morecambe).
A macabre masterpiece. Ghostly, grisly and gorgeous. Don’t miss it.
A masterclass in storytelling. Chilling, haunting, dazzling
Holds the audience in the palm of its hand… a near perfect piece of theatre
Wonderfully eerie… and manages to capture that most intangible of theatre goals, the real fear of the audience
British Theatre Guide
Tickets – £15 – Under 26s £7.50
Local singer songwriter Emma Dockeray has been performing locally and nationally over the years, writing her original material and performing with her band FLYNT. Come watch her perform at Upstairs at the Gather – you won’t regret it!
Tickets – £15.00
The British Detective Genre – gone wrong!
A cast of six bring a group of suspects and Sleuths together to discover whodunnit, and how… Except… four of the actors are stuck by the side of the motorway in the van, and only those two knights of the Theatre – Sir Gavin and Sir Nicholas – have managed to get to the venue… but ‘the show must go on’… Holmes and Watson, Poirot and Miss Marple join forces in a whirlwind of fast costume changes and misdirected acting hiccups. Even the set’s gone missing!
Warning: Contains hats!
Tickets – £12.00 – £14.00
We’re delighted that award-winning singer Clare Teal is returning to Rosehill, accompanied by pianist Jason Rebello!
As much as she loves fronting her trio or big mini band, or singing with orchestras around the world, Clare – singer and former BBC Radio 2 presenter and a recent addition to the Jazz FM family – still revels in performing in more intimate venues accompanied by just piano.
From swing to sublime ballads, Clare’s duo concerts are renowned for their fabulous musicality coupled with her warm and witty storytelling, guaranteeing the audience something uniquely personal and always very special.
The rich, jazz-infused repertoire explores timeless classics penned by the legendary musical storytellers of the last 100 years, and celebrates giants of the Great American and British Songbooks through to the work of more contemporary writers crafting the standards of today plus Clare’s own original compositions.
Jason is a celebrated performer in his own right. Classically trained but inspired by Herbie Hancock, he was the first jazz musician to secure entry as a classical student at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was labelled a veteran by critics at 19 and over the next decade won most of the major jazz music awards.
His critically acclaimed solo albums mix jazz, latin, soul and hip hop, and he has worked with the likes of Tim Garland, Sting, Jeff Beck, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Pee Wee Ellis, Joss Stone, Madeline Peyroux, and more.
He helped to set up the Jazz Factory at the Wiltshire Music Centre, and lectures at various schools and music colleges, including the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Bath Spa University. Beyond jazz he has performed with the Nice Symphony Orchestra and the Hallé Orchestra.
Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves. Featuring all of ABBA’s greatest and most memorable hits, Thank ABBA For The Music is the ultimate feel good, party style tribute concert.
This two-hour theatre spectacular really does capture all the magic and excitement of one of the world’s most successful and entertaining live bands. With superb vocals and clever ABBA trademark harmonies throughout, stunning replica stage costumes, a light sprinkling of tongue-in-cheek Swedish humour and plenty of audience participation, you’re sure to be having the time of your life!
The band is backed throughout by interactive video projection which, at regular points throughout the show, depicts key moments throughout ABBA’s musical career together with clips of interviews from celebrities and music experts alike.
All of ABBA’s greatest hits are here including Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take A Chance On Me, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight), Knowing Me Knowing You, Does Your Mother Know, Fernando, The Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper, Lay All Your Love On Me, Chiquitita and many, many more.
ABBA and 70’s fancy dress is optional (but certainly adds to the fun) …
“A FABBATASTIC NIGHT OUT” Times & Star
“NEVER FELT SO CLOSE TO THE REAL ABBA” Nicky Stevens of Brotherhood of Man (winners of Eurovision Song Contest 1976)
“YOU WERE AMAZING” The Sage Gateshead
A £1.00 restoration levy applies to all tickets. All online orders are subject to a £2.50 per transaction fee.
The full E-Street, the seven-piece line-up will take you on a blast down Thunder Road playing all the ‘classics’ on the way.
They are more than likely to throw in a few choice album tracks too! These boys will rock for over three hours (when they’re allowed) and give you an authentic Springsteen experience.
Their sets have included just about everything over the years and you will always be treated to a great mix of songs old and new, from Jungleland and Thunder Road to The River and Promised Land, they pick from the best back catalogue around.
When The Boss stays home, Glory Days will give you what you need… Jersey style!
Tickets – £18.00 – £20.00
The magician most famous for jamming the BBC’s switchboard, after correctly predicting the lottery, fronts The Greatest Magician – arguably the most hotly anticipated magic show for 2021!
Described by The Mirror as ‘extraordinary’ and following a sell-out run in 2019, this enigmatic and critically acclaimed, intimate glance at the most engaging of art-forms transports you to a jaw-dropping world of light-hearted hilarity, wonderment, and mystery.
Focusing on mind-bending feats of illusion, from making people forget their own names to transporting iPhones from the auditorium into blocks of ice, this dazzling show is showing exclusively for a limited run.
Presented by the host of BBC’s Trickster: Live and viral star – ‘the most anticipated magical performer in a generation’. Taught exclusively by Paul Daniels, friends with Penn Teller and now a magician to A-lister stars, James Phelan is The Greatest Magician.
There’s a moment you will remember for the rest of your life
Leaves even the most seasoned magic go-ers dumbfounded
Tickets – £15 • £7.50 U26 – Plus booking fee
Women In Rock are thrilled to be bringing their show to The Carnegie theatre this November. Since exploding onto the live music scene in 2016 they have been busy wowing audiences up and down the UK in theatres and art centres with their sell out show. Having been invited twice to Europe to perform for Harley Davidson to audiences of up to 120 thousand in Prague and Portugal their show goes from strength to strength. With songs made famous by the world’s greatest female rock artists,costume changes and a full choreographed show, Women In Rock has something for everyone, from Joplin to Quatro, Turner to Cher, Blondie to Joan Jett, this is must see show that will leave you cheering for more! A journey through female rock delivered by some of the UK’s finest vocalists and musicians.
Book your tickets now as this is guaranteed to be a busy one!
Workington’s Christmas Festival and Lights Switch on will take place on Saturday 20th November 2021 from 11am-5pm. The lights will be switched on at 5pm by The Mayor of Workington, Cllr Herbert Briggs.
The festival will be jam packed with entertainment throughout the day which will include live music and performances, walkabout entertainers, face painting, Christmas crafts and market, fun fair, Santa’s Grotto, magic, puppets, princesses and storytelling.
The Christmas market will feature a fabulous mix of independent local businesses selling tempting treats and beautiful hand-made gifts.
2 versatile vocalists, 1 sensational band, 2 breathtaking hours of show stopping songs from stage and screen – completely live!
Embark on a magical, musical journey as our talented performers delight you with over 30 female led songs. Jewels old and new from the world’s favourite musicals and movies are interspersed with anthems from artists such as Aretha, Cher and Celine. With stunning costumes, a fantastic light show and a phenomenal live band, a spectacular evening’s entertainment is guaranteed!
“How different would the world be if women’s stories had been included more in the Bible? Did you know that Adam had a first wife before Eve? Her name was Lilith and she left Adam because she wanted to do reverse cow girl and he would only do missionary – they didn’t mention THAT in the creation myth.”
Fresh from a successful Off-Broadway run, comedian Luisa Omielan tours the UK with her highly anticipated God is a Woman show.
The biggest stand up hit of the decade
Tickets – £15.00 + Booking fee
Doric String Quartet visit Rosehill with a programme to be confirmed.
Firmly established as one of the leading quartets of its generation, the Doric performs at many of the major concert halls throughout Europe and receives enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe.
With repertoire ranging from Haydn through to Bartok, Ades and Brett Dean, the quartet’s schedule takes them to the leading concert halls around the world including Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin Konzerthaus, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Louvre, Carnegie Hall and Kioi Hall Tokyo as well as regular performances at London’s Wigmore Hall.
Don’t miss the chance to see these talented musicians up close and personal.
Tickets – £22.00 – U26 £11.00
Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world – star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back!
One of the most sought-after joke writers in the country and long-standing Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you a brand-new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft.
If you’re hunting for snark, Gary’s got it covered!
The Rosehill team are delighted to be welcoming back this popular performer. His Gagster’s Paradise show on the Rosehill stage in March 2019 sold out quickly – don’t leave it too late to book your tickets for his latest tour!
★★★★ A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns
★★★★ More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their entire careers… Quite brilliant
★★★★ A master craftsman
★★★★ One of Britain’s grandmasters of the one-liner
Tickets – £20.00