Leo Sayer - 'The Show
Must Go On'
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IT is hard to believe that Leo
Sayer shot to fame almost 45 years ago with his 1st hit The Show Must Go On.
Fast forward 40+ years and he is still selling out gigs not only in the UK,
but Australia too.
Leo now an Australian citizen and resident returned to the UK to start his
current tour before ending the year back in Australia. With a massive 20
albums and 26 hit singles under his belt, Leo is 1 of the most successful
acts the UK has ever produced.
This tour sees him perform some of his new
material alongside some of the old favourites to a sold out Floral Pavillion
on Thursday, 11 May 2017, in New Brighton. A generally older crowd, but not
without some younger audience, the night opens with 'Dancing The Night Away'
a hit from 1978 that was more of a hit in Australia than the UK, and soon
the audience were singing along.
The night was interspersed with trips down
memory lane and tales of West Sussex, before singing some of the old
favourites:- '1 Man Band,' 'Moonlighting' and a
cover of Buddy Hollies 'Raining In My Heart..' The audience
didn't seem to be overly enthusiastic at times and Leo talked about the lack
of heckling as if to get the audience engaged more with little results
really. I am sure they had a great evening though, it would be hard not to,
classics like the grammy award winning:- 'You Make Me Feel Like
Dancing' have a great feel good factor about them that you just
can't help wanting to sing and dance along to.
It is hard to believe that Leo is now 69,
this entertaining legend still has all the energy and enthusiasm that he has
always had, not to mention the famous hair. His heyday may have been back in
the 70's, but if the other night is anything to go by he has proved he is
still capable of captivating audiences every time on both sides of the pond.
Leo Sayer was supported by Ben Maggs.
Take That announce the
live Cinema broadcast
EVENT Cinema specialists CinemaLive
and Take That, the UK's most successful live act, are pleased to announce
the live broadcast of their forthcoming 'Wonderland' show,
which will broadcast live to close to 500 cinemas across the UK and Ireland,
along with selected territories, on Friday, 9 June 2017, at 8pm, from
London's O2 Arena.
For the 1st time, Gary, Mark and Howard will perform in the round at the O2
arena, giving fans a unique and unbeatable cinematic experience. Cinema
audiences will be able to experience the full concert from 'the best
seat in the house...'
"We're really looking forward to returning to cinemas with the live
broadcast of our Wonderlandshow at London's O2 in June. The last time we did
this in 2015, the atmosphere was amazing. The chance to have so many extra
people joining us from cinemas around the UK and in Europe for one night
only will be really exciting..." Take That
Take That are renowned for their incredible live shows and for pushing the
boundaries of liveproduction, having created some of the most memorable
stage shows in UK music history. They are the only band in the world to have
had a huge mechanical elephant as part of the cast for their Circus Tour,
not to mention a 70 foot man named Om who rose out of the stage on
'The Progress Tour.' Walls of water, enormous holograms, circus
performers, aerialists, a custom made flying machine and a huge ball of fire
have all graced their stages and the 'Wonderland Live' is sure
to be no less spectacular.
Take That are one of the UK's most successful acts with an enviable career
spanning three decades. The band have sold over 8.5million concert tickets
setting the record for the fastest selling tour of all time in UK history
when 1.34 million tickets were snapped up for their Progress Live Tour in
less than 24 hours.
In the UK alone, they have achieved 7 UK Number 1 albums, 12 Number One
singles, selling over 45 million records, won 5 Ivor Novello Awards, and 8
BRIT Awards. Internationally, they have scored an incredible 54 No.1 hits
and 35 No.1 albums.
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delivers live and recorded content theatrically to over 70 countries
worldwide covering a range of genres including music concerts, opera,
theatre, musicals and comedy.
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PHYSICAL Fest, in partnership with
Unity Theatre, has announced the relocation of the performance programme for
this year's festival, over 26 May, until 3 June 2017.
Following the rescheduling of the reopening of Unity Theatre, which has been
attributed to a number of issues with the redevelopment of its historic
building during the final phase, Physical Fest 2017 movies to City of
Liverpool College to The Arts Centre with the North West premiere of Kallo
Collective's Only Bones on Friday 26 May.
All scheduled performances of Tmesis Training Company's new production
Daydream Believers will be held at the Hope Street Theatre on Hope Street.
Come and see a space that you've never been to before hidden away on Hope
With both venues a brief four minute walk
from each other, and just a 5 minute walk from previous venue Unity Theatre,
expect the same Physical Fest atmosphere with bars, festival DJ, street
food, visual minutes and numerous surprises animating the short route.
Physical Fest Artistic Director Elinor Randle says:- "We are extremely
proud of the programme we have in store for the festival. Both The Arts
Centre and Hope Street Theatre are great venues that will provide our
festival performances with the space to flourish. We're once again delighted
to work in partnership with the Unity Theatre as part of their extended Out
of Space season."
Now in its 13th year, Liverpool's
international physical theatre festival is the only festival in Europe
specialising solely in physical theatre allowing audiences to exclusively
catch the very best physical theatre, in one place and at one time.
Get ready for an entire week packed to the brim with visually stunning
performances from Finland's Kallo Collective, Belgium's premiere physical
theatre company Chaliwaté with their UK premiere of Jetlag and Tmesis
Theatre Training Company's premiere of Daydream Believers.
Levantes Dance Theatre will showcase their
latest work The Band, while Sean Kempton and Jo Tremarco present a double
bill Stuff and Dying on My Feet, Tmesis Theatre presents Happy Hour and
Jamie Wood closes the festival with 'I Am A Tree.'
Fest Live showcases a selection of extracts of new work from local, national
and international artists takes and this year's lineup includes Lauren
Silver, Duncan Cameron, Physical Fest/MDI Bursary winner Katy Anne Bellis
and Izumi Ashizawa.
Carl Hutchinson ready to
square off 'Life's Petty Annoyances'
SEE 1 of the UK's most in demand
comedians, Carl Hutchinson, at The Epstein Theatre, on Thursday, 25 May
2017! In a world obsessed with answering the complex questions in
life, meet the only man brave enough to tackle a multitude of tiny everyday
issues, the things that really matter. From people who obnoxiously post
motivational quotes on social media to those who urge you to put your phone
in rice when you get it wet. Carl Hutchinson takes on a bunch of little
everyday issues in his latest show:- 'The Fixer.' Continuously
building up a following, Carl has been on numerous nationwide tours with
Chris Ramsey having supported him earlier this year and has appeared as a
guest on 'The Chris Ramsey Show' (Comedy Central). A huge fan
of professional wrestling, Carl has supported WWE Legend and former 3 time
wrestling heavyweight champion Mick Foley on sell out UK tours, and Carl's
previous show Learning The Ropes followed his attempts to become a wrestler
himself. Carl has won the Magners Pub Comedian of the Year and Beat the Frog
World Series Competition, has reached the finals of the So You Think You're
Funny and Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year awards, and his debut
Edinburgh Fringe Festival solo show Acceptable? was shortlisted for the
Amused Moose Laughter Award. Book today and join Geordie comic Carl as he
attempts to put the world to rights in his brand new hour of stand up.
Theatre manager, Rebekah Pichilingi, said:- "Carl Hutchinson is one of
the most in demand comedians in the country right now and I am certain he
will prove exactly why when he steps onto The Epstein stage this May."
His shows sell out fast so book your tickets now for this hilarious stand up