The 'Troublemaker' himself is heading
to Haydock Park Racecourse
THE Jockey Club Live and Haydock Park Racecourse are proud
to reveal that the 'Troublemaker' himself, Olly Murs, was the 1st
act announced for their 2017 Summer Season.
Since Olly shot to fame on 'X Factor' in 2009, he has crafted four
multi platinum albums and produced 4 number 1 singles with total record sales
exceeding 10 million. His latest studio album:- '24 HRS' was
released earlier this month and became his fourth consecutive LP to reach the
top spot on the UK charts, becoming the most successful solo artist ever to come
from the X Factor. A formidable performer, he has sold out arena tours across
the UK and cemented himself as one of the Britain's very best live acts.
Olly Murs said:- "I'm really looking forward to playing Haydock Park
Racecourse next summer, it'll be 1 of the 1st chances I'll get to play tracks
from 24 HRS in the sunshine so will be a special show to share with my fans. I
love a day out at the races too so can't wait to get in the crowd during the day
to place a cheeky bet..."
Open air concerts at Haydock Park Racecourse offer an experience unlike any
other this summer. Alongside a show stopping headlining performance by some of
the worlds biggest artists, the action kicks off earlier in the day with a 6
race card; giving fans the chance to witness powerful equine athletes who are
stars in their own right, and enjoy the thrilling drama and spectacle of them
racing for glory.
Jason Fildes, Haydock Park General Manager, said:- "We are delighted to
welcome Olly Murs to Haydock Park Racecourse next summer. He has an excellent
catalogue of hits and is a UK pop favourite, I am sure he will be really well
received with Haydock Park racegoers. I'd encourage people to buy early to
secure their tickets for what will be one of the highlights of the summer!"
The Jockey Club Live are leading promoters on the UK live scene, delivering
spectacular line ups of some of the hottest chart talent and legendary household
names to some of the world's most famous racecourses. The events are renowned
for combining a fun filled evening at the races with a spectacular evening
concert in the informal and relaxed open air setting of the hallowed turf.
Having welcomed over 200,000 fans of live music to their events in 2016, this
year is set to continue the incredible success.
The racecourses have world class customer facilities, featuring an array of
award winning restaurants that cater for all tastes, be it Fine Dining through
to delicious bistro food. The Jockey Club venues welcome over 2million people a
year for some of the UKs biggest racing events so you can be sure a fantastic
Tickets can be obtained
online. Tickets are priced starting from
₤37.50 adult /₤15 child (under 18). Please note child tickets are limited and
all under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. All Terms and Conditions are also
online. There will be hospitality packages
available to suit all budgets.
In addition to Haydock Park, The Jockey Club Live will be hosting live concerts
across Sandown Park, Newmarket, Wincanton, Aintree, Market Rasen, Epsom Downs
and Carlisle racecourses this summer.
If you do not know anything about Haydock Park Racecourse... Haydock Park is a
dual purpose racecourse, staging 32 racing days on the Flat and over Jumps in
2016, and a leading conference centre in the north west of England. Haydock Park
is part of The Jockey Club which has been at the heart of British racing for
more than 260 years. Today the largest commercial group in the sport, The Jockey
Club runs the largest racecourse group in the UK by turnover (2014: ₤162.9m),
courses (15) including those at Aintree, Cheltenham, Epsom Downs and Newmarket,
attendances (2015: 1.95m), total prize money (2015: ₤43.9m), contribution to
prize money (2015: ₤19.9m) and quality racing (Group and Graded races); more
than 3,000 acres of world-class training grounds in Newmarket, Lambourn and
Epsom Downs; The National Stud breeding enterprise and education provider; and
the charity for racing's people in need, Racing Welfare. Governed by Royal
Charter, every penny The Jockey Club makes it puts back into British racing.
More information is available
Epstein Theatre to host Channel 5's Milkshake! Live
THE Epstein Theatre is delighted to announce that Channel
5's 'Milkshake! Live, The Magic Storybook' will be coming to Town,
on Friday, 2 June 2017, much to the joy of children all across Liverpool! Set in
Milkshake's magical bookcase, characters from 'The Magic Storybook'
will come alive from page to stage in this brand new live show which is sure
to amaze and delight.
Milkshake Live stars all the Channel 5 favourites from:- 'Bob the
Builder,' 'Little Princess,' 'Noddy,' 'Fireman Sam,' 'Shimmer and Shine'
and 'Pip' from 'Pip Ahoy' to 'Winnie and
Wilbur,' 'Wissper,' Milkshake's very own 'Milkshake Monkey'
and 2 Milkshake presenters!
The musical masterpiece, will take young audiences on a journey through the
world's favourite fairy tales. The Milkshake cast will be singing songs and
sharing stories that audience members, young and old, will know and love. With
music, singing and dancing:- 'Milkshake! Live, The Magic Storybook'
is the 5th nationwide live tour from Channel 5's Milkshake!
Milkshake Presenter and Show Director Derek Moran said:- "We cannot wait
to be back touring the country with our brand new show 'The Magic Story Book.'
It's a magical show full of audience participation. The Milkshake audience will
love the classic fairytale storylines, the songs and seeing lots of their
favourite Milkshake characters live on stage."
Theatre manager, Rebekah Pichilingi, added:- "Our little Epsteinees will
absolutely love Milkshake! Live, no doubt about it. We've all seen Milkshake on
our television sets before school every morning and the live show will be the
perfect chance to make the little ones' dreams come true by seeing their
favourite characters on stage!"
Find out more about Milkshake! Live, The Magic Storybook by visiting the shows
website or Facebook
Page To book tickets call:- 0844 888 4411
'Out of Order' at the Opera House,
RAY Cooney celebrates his 85th Birthday and 70 years in
showbiz in 2017, and to mark these momentous milestones he is working with
producer Tom O'Connell on a brand new season of his classic comedies; including
an updated production of his Olivier award winning Westminster comedy:- 'Out
Order.' Currently touring the UK,
the show features a stellar cast. 'Out of Order' is directed by
Cooney himself; who has been dubbed as:- 'The Master of Farce' by
The Telegraph. 'Out of Order' runs at the Opera House, Manchester,
from Tuesday, 30 May 2017, through to Saturday, 3 June 2017.
Ray Cooney's credits include Run For Your Wife, Funny Money and 2 Into 1, Caught
in the Net, and It Runs in the Family. 'Out of Order' was 1st
produced regionally in 1980, under the original title:- 'Whose Wife is it
Anyway,' with Cooney playing George Pigden. The show was subsequently
produced in the West End in 1990 starring Donald Sinden, Sandra Dickinson and
Michael Williams, with Cooney directing.
Ray Cooney said:- "Having directed my Olivier Award Winning play in London
and all over the world, and hearing all that wonderful raucous laughter from
audiences, it has become one of my favourite plays. I've updated it to present
day and, fortunately, the basic premise of a philandering politician is as
likely today as it was when the play was originally written!"
When Tory Junior Minister Richard Willey tries to spend the
evening with Jane, 1 of the Opposition's secretaries, in the Westminster Hotel,
things don't exactly go according to plan; starting with the discovery of a body
trapped in the hotel's only unreliable sash window.
Enlisting the help of his hapless private secretary George Pigden, Willey's
sticky situation goes from bad to worse, and with the arrival of Jane's
distraught young husband and with the addition of an unscrupulous waiter, Mrs
Willey and Nurse Foster things really come to a head!
Shaun Williamson (EastEnders, Extras) stars as George Pigden; Sue
Holderness (Only Fools and Horses, Green Green Grass) as Mrs Willey; Jeffrey
Harmer (Out of Order, Fox on the Fairway) as Richard Willey; Susie Amy
(Footballers' Wives) as Jane Worthington; James Holmes (Miranda) as the Waiter;
Arthur Bostrom ('Allo 'Allo) as the Hotel Manager, with Elizabeth Elvin as Nurse
Foster; Jules Brown as Ronnie Worthington, and David Warwick as the Body.
Completing the cast are Raphael Bar, Simon Murray, and Kate Sawyer.
David Warwick has been involved in 'Out of Order' since 1990, when
he played the Body in the try out at Leatherhead's Thorndike Theatre (under its
initial title of Whose Wife is it Anyway), then in the West End at the
Shaftesbury Theatre, and the subsequent national tour. He went on to direct the
play in the UK (Bournemouth and Sonning), Vienna, the Far East (Singapore and
Kuala Lumpur), and the USA (Miami and New Jersey). He has also played Pigden and
the Hotel Manager. While Jeffrey Harmer previously played Richard Willey in a
production of Out of Order for Vienna's English Theatre in 2009.
Out of Order is produced by Tom O'Connell, Debbie Hicks and Laurence Myers, with
design by Rebecca Brower, lighting by Jack Weir, sound by James Nicholson, and
casting by Marc Frankum CDG.
Book now at:-
ATGTickets.Com/Manchester or by calling the
Box Office on:- 0844 871 3018.
Crack down on drug driving
A total of 46 suspected drug drivers were arrested in
Sefton by Merseyside Police in March as part of a joint initiative with Sefton
Council. Merseyside Police has been working in partnership with the Council to
tackle the issue of road safety around drug use and carried out a total of 70
drug wipe tests throughout the month, 46 positive tests resulting in arrest. The
cost of the wipes, which are used to detect if a driver is under the influence
of controlled drugs, was met by Sefton Council as part of the Sefton Safer
Communities Partnership. Throughout the force as a whole 114 people were
arrested during March on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.
Merseyside Police Inspector Andy Bragg of the Sefton Targeted team said:-
"These figures show the importance of taking a multi agency approach to tackling
road safety, but also the excellent commitment of our officers in removing these
drivers from our roads, undoubtedly reducing a significant risk to the public.
For the past seventeen months our drug wipes have been funded by Sefton Safer
Communities Partnership, who continue to support the Targeting Team by
purchasing our drug wipes since their introduction in late 2015, with ₤10,000
being invested so far." The funding has so far seen 362 drug wipe tests
on the roads in Sefton resulting in 195 arrests based on positive results. Of
those arrested 75% already had a criminal background. It has already resulted in
driving bans totalling 135 years, 36 months in prison sentences and 850 hours in
unpaid community work. Inspector Bragg added:- "This proves what a
valuable partnership we have with Sefton Council in our drive against people who
are prepared to risk driving their vehicles under the influence of drugs. To
help us recoup or costs we are also applying to the Courts for the cost of the
drug wipes to be recovered from the offender on conviction." A spokesman
for Sefton Council said:- "Through the Sefton Safer Communities
Partnership funding was made available for this important piece of partnership
working. Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol can cause massive
consequences on our communities and through this initiative many drivers have
been taken off the roads. It is very simple, drugs and driving just don't mix."