Another fantastic live pantomime from the team that brought you Sleeping Beauty last year. The ever popular Aladdin is flying into Monmouth this Christmas on his magic carpet determined to outwit his arch enemy Abanazar and claim his true love Princess Jasmine. There will be plenty of fun and silliness along the way. Spontaneous Productions are back to bring you the perfect family pantomime. Book early to avoid disappointment. (* The relaxed performance is a full length show without pyrotechnics, flashing lights and loud bangs)
Friday January 19th at 8.00
Mark Watson: The MW Tour
Top comedian Mark Watson is embarking on a tour of all the places he can think of beginning with the letters of his name. That’s lucky!
Friday January 26th at 7.30
Islands in the Stream
Back by popular demand the UK’s number one tribute to the talents of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. All their greatest hits with a full band. The show took the Savoy by storm last year so a great night in prospect again.
Friday February 2nd at 7.30
The Lost Will and Testament of Jake Thackray
John Watterson celebrates the life and work of the great British song-smith Jake Thakray, who of course for many years lived in Monmouth. He is increasingly being acknowledged as one of the greatest English songwriter of the 20th century whose songs are full of poetry, wit, irreverence and humanity
Wednesday 7th – Saturday 10th February
Following the success of their acclaimed production Hello Dolly!, the ever-vibrant Monmouth Music Theatre are turning their talents to the West End and Broadway hit musical, Sister Act . Under witness protection in a catholic convent, Deloris decides to spice up and energise the bland and tuneless efforts of the choir, resulting in a fast-paced whacky comedy that never lets up! Amateur production
Friday February 16th at 8.00
“Political comedy at its best” Sunday Times. “Probably one of the finest satirical comedians this country has ever produced” Time Out. You don’t get reviews like that without being good so come along and see one of the country’s top stand ups with his new show which offers the definitive answers to everything. So there!
Saturday February 24th at 8.00
Without a shadow of a doubt Fleetwood Bac are the definitive tribute act. Voted in the top 5 tributes of all time in The Times and endorsed by two of the original members including Mick Fleetwood. Over the last few years they have received rave reviews from ‘The Stage’ newspaper, the U.K.s leading Fleetwood Mac fansites, the official Stevie Nicks website; and from ecstatic audiences wherever the band played, wowing audiences as far afield as Dubai, St. Tropez, the Cayman Islands and Monte Carlo.
Wednesday March 7th at 7.30
An Evening with Sunny Ormonde
Sunny has been the outrageous Lillian Bellamy in The Archers for the last 12 years so this show is full of Archers anecdotes and stories and will include a QandA session with a signed script going to most original question. Presented as a curtain raiser to the 2018 Monmouth Women’s Festival.
Wednesday March 14th at 7.30
Just a Laugh A Minute
Nicholas Parsons is a show biz phenomenon. Still performing at the age of 94! His show is brim full of stories and anecdotes from his lifetime in the business going back to Arthur Haynes, Sale of the Century and of course the 50 years that he has been chairman on Just A Minute, the country’s favourite radio show.
Saturday March 24th at 8.00
Whole Lotta Shakin
Star performer Rebel Dean brings Monmouth his fast paced and exhilarating rock and roll show playing every hit and more by the legendary Welsh star Shakin’ Stevens. It was recently voted as the No1 Tribute Act of the Year (2017) by the Agents Association
Saturday March 31st at 8.00
A Night of Queen
The ultimate QUEEN tribute is back. The Bohemians sold out last year and no wonder. Their showmanship and musical ability is second to none. This will be an evening to remember.
Friday April 13th at 8.00
Simon Evans: Genius
Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted. The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans’ ‘Super-sharp wit’ (Time Out). ‘Please clap’ (Jeb Bush). ‘A masterclass in socio-political comedy…The Show is called Genius. It comes very close’ ***** The Scotsman
Friday April 20th at 7.30
Barry Cryer: Strictly Come Joking
A night of comedy and music with two legends. Barry Cryer has appeared with and written for every major comedy act in the UK in the last 60 years and Colin Sell has accompanied many of the same stars on the piano and is best known as the getting grief from Jack Dee on I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue on Radio 4.
Saturday April 28th at 8.00
Mark Steel: Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright
Barely a year ago it seemed highly unlikely the UK would vote to leave the EU; we had a reasonable opposition to the Tory Government; Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn’t going to beat Hilary Clinton and Mark was living the married suburban ideal. A year later it’s all gone to absolute shit! But star comedian Mark Steel will be assuring us all it all going to turn out okay in the end in his new brilliant stand up show
Sunday May 6th at 8.00
Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit
Shappi presents England’s unsung heroine, Emma Hamilton. For too many years she has been known as just ‘Nelson’s mistress’, a bit of a harlot. (You get ONE job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation) Women’s lib wasn’t a ‘thing’ in Georgian times, Emma moved mountains to haul herself from ‘scullery maid’ to ‘Lady Hamilton’. Yes, she occasionally danced on tables naked to get ahead in life, but who hasn’t? As a fellow naked dancer on tables, Shappi is inspired by Emma, although she never wants hair big enough to house mice in.
Friday May 11th at 8.00
The Count is back, all on his own to present a history of his time in show business and to explain in detail how he has become the legend that he undoubtedly is.
Sunday May 20th at 7.30
Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired
Henry ‘My Dear Old Thing’ Blofeld has hung up his microphone after 50 years commentating on international cricket.The cherished golden voice of cricket has decided to celebrate by touring the country with his brand-new show, jam-packed full of unheard anecdotes from on and off the pitch, as well as stories from the TMS box not allowed on the radio. Don’t miss it!
Friday May 25th at 7.30
A tribute to prolific singer/songwriter Carole King by Nikki Gillis. Tapestry was her second album recorded in 1971 and it sold 25 million copies worldwide. The double sided single of I Feel the Earth Move and It’s Too Late spent 5 weeks at No 1 in America. In this special concert you can hear the whole album faithfully recreated by a wonderful singer and full band.
Friday June 8th at 7.30
This is an international acclaimed award winning tribute show to the Queen of Rock.The show re-creates the spectacle and energy of her live shows with a six-piece live band, four stunning dancers and Justine’s incredible impersonation of the Queen of Rock and Soul. With hand-made replica costumes and dance routines re-creating the look and feel of Tina at her best, this is simply the best!
Friday June 15th at 7.30
Owen Money’s Juke Box Heroes 11
Welsh comedy legend Owen Money brings his new music and laughter show to Monmouth for the first time. Meet The Travelling Wrinklies and a quartet of star performers paying tribute to Karen Carpenter, Frankie Valli, Neil Sedaka and Shirley Bassey. A fabulous night in prospect
Thursday June 28th at 7.30
The Invisible Man
To tie in with Monmouth Literary Festival, Ignition Theatre presents a fast-paced, hilarious new adaptation by Derek Webb of the classic H. G. Wells story,All the parts are played by just three actors, from railway porter, to vicar, to landlady, to tramp, to mariner, to doctor, to policemen, to a whole baying crowd of people, to The Invisible Man himself. It adds up to 90 minutes of pure fun – and makes the The Invisible Man a ‘must see!
Tickets £14 (£12 for Friends of the Savoy)
Friday June 29th at 7.30
Back to Bacharach
This exciting production is touring throughout the U.K. and is performed by 3 of the finest west end singers accompanied by a live 10 piece band recreating Burt Bacharach’s timeless hits. Songs featured in the show include Alfie, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Arthur’s Theme, Always Something There To Remind Me, Close To You, I Say A Little Prayer For You, Magic Moments, Walk On By, What’s New Pussycat?, 24 Hours from Tulsa, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and many more. Songs everyone will remember and fall in love with again
Wednesday August 22nd at 8.00
The Dreamboys are undeniably the most successful and famous Male Strippers in UK history. For the first time they are bringing their legendary stage show to Monmouth. They will be making sure that August really is a steamy month this year