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Spring Into March At St Helens Theatre Royal

THE stage is set for a marvellous March with St Helens Theatre Royal unveiling a brilliant box of delights to entertain audiences ahead of the Easter break. Dance, drama, live music, thrilling wrestling action and family friendly favourites are all set to star in a packed programme over March 2022.

The entertainment opens at St Helens Theatre Royal  with a very special visit from:- 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea.' The delightful Olivier Award nominated musical version of Judith Kerr's much loved story arrives in St Helens direct from the West End and will be at the Theatre Royal for 6 smashing performances from:- Tuesday, 1 March to Thursday, 3 March 2022.

St Helens favourites:- 'The Lancashire Hotpots' return to the Theatre Royal on Saturday, 5 March 2022, with their blend of music and laughter, dishing up an evening of hilarious and catchy Hotpot songs including:- 'Shopmobility Scooter' and 'Chippy Tea.' Meanwhile a trio of top tribute acts are set to thrill music lovers over 3 consecutive nights. 1st dig out the denim and crank up the volume for:- 'The Bon Jovi Experience,' on Wednesday, 9 March 2022. This fantastic tribute to the famous New Jersey band holds the distinction of being the only 1 to appear on stage with Jon Bon Jovi, and lead singer Tony Pearce bears an uncanny resemblance to the man himself.

On Thursday, 10 March 2022, enjoy the ultimate celebration of the music of Billy Joel in:- 'Billy Joel, The Piano Man.' In this new touring theatre show, Robert Schmuck and his 7 piece band take audiences on a rollercoaster musical ride through Joel's hit songs from:- 'Uptown Girl' and 'Tell Her About it to My Life,' 'We Didn't Start the Fire' and 'Piano Man' itself.

'Luther' is the world's top tribute to the late velvet voiced troubadour Luther Vandross, and on Friday, 11 March 2022, St Helens audiences can discover why it deserves every bit of that accolade. Harry Cambridge and his 10 piece band embark on an odyssey of the singer's hits including:- 'Never Too Much,' 'I Really Didn't Mean It' and 'Give Me the Reason.'

Drama, music and music combine in Asa Murphy's play Irish Annie's on Monday, 14 March 2022. Liverpool legend Ricky Tomlinson and actress Catherine Rice, playing the titular Annie, join Murphy and six-strong live band The Shenanigans in a madcap evening of music and laughter set in an Irish bar.

The show includes new music by Murphy along with old favourites like:- 'Dirty Old Town,' 'Whiskey in the Jar' and 'Danny Boy.' Rod Campbell's wonderful children's book:- 'Dear Zoo' has been adapted for the stage and comes to St Helens, on Monday, 21 March 2022 and Tuesday, 22 March 2022. The colourful show is packed with puppetry, songs and, of course, plenty of animals and is suitable for youngsters aged 2 upwards. Strictly star Giovanni Pernice lifted the latest glitter ball trophy when he won the BBC Saturday night dance extravaganza with his celebrity partner Rose Ayling Ellis.

Now the fleet footed Italian returns with his own show:- 'This Is Me,' on Thursday, 24 March 2022, promising sparkling choreography delivered to a fantastic soundtrack and he and his professional dancers light up the St Helens stage.

'Enjoy A Vision of Elvis' on Friday, 25 March 2022, when Rob Kingsley, winner of the National Tribute Music Awards' 'Official Elvis Show' and 'No.1 Male Tribute,' brings his smash hit show to St Helens, capturing the essence of the legend himself as he recreates some of the King's most spectacular stage performances.

On Saturday, 26 March 2022, don your cape and get ready to rumble with American Wrestling, featuring the:- 'Tag Team Challenge' and with the added bonus of a free meet and greet with the stars of the show.

Theatre Manager Chantelle Nolan says:- "It's been so exciting to be able to stage a full schedule of shows and events again and to see St Helens audiences enjoying themselves. Our March programme really is something for everyone with a great range of delightful family friendly productions, some great music, a new drama, irresistible dance moves; and not forgetting the caped crusaders of American Wrestling!"

Roll Up Roll Up for the Mystery Tour, step right this way…

JOIN fellow fans on the 1 and only Magical History Tour! "It's getting better all the time" and this year, the tour that is run by Liverpool Productions are celebrating our 39th Anniversary presenting tours to Liverpool, the only company in the world that has brought thousands upon thousands of satisfied fans and travellers to the Beatles land on a regular basis for so long.  The "Magical History Tour" has been officially recognized by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool for our efforts in bringing fans to the Beatles' City! So you are in good hands with the original presenters of the annual tour for Beatles Fans. The tour can supply endless references, all satisfied travellers.

In Liverpool, the "Magical History Tour" visit every possible site as they do every year, plus there are always surprises. Some of those surprises included:- being the only group in history to have a tour of Liverpool hosted by John Lennon's sister, Julia! The famous Strawberry Field orphanage around the corner from John's home closed, and that was part of the giant farewell festival. The tour will be going back inside Strawberry Fields this summer! When Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Ringo's 1 show there with John, Paul and George, along with Liverpool Productions, were part of the special celebration, and they have had a star filled function at Quarry Bank School with The Quarrymen. The "Magical History Tour" celebrated The Beatles 50th Anniversary, at the world famous Cavern and their 50th Anniversary, in Manchester. 

Liverpool Productions' "Magical History Tour" guests have enjoyed the Liverpool Music Festival, held at Sefton Park, and the Penny Lane Festival! Every year brings a new surprise event. And of course they will definitely visit all the Liverpool locations including:- Strawberry Field, Penny Lane, the Cavern Club and St. Peter's Church; where John and Paul 1 met. The tour will also go inside John and Paul's homes, visit:- The Beatles Story, the Liverpool Beatles Museum on Mathew Street, the Liverpool Museum's Beatles exhibit, and get gifts from the Hard Day's Night boutique/shop. These are the "staples," as every year Liverpool Productions have add new special attractions and features. Along with all the sites in London the tour usually have dinner at the original Hard Rock Café, where they eat, drink, and visit the rarest memorabilia in:- "The Vault" and spend time on Saville Row, home of the Apple building where The Beatles performed their famed Get Back rooftop concert.

For complete activities in London and Liverpool, and the unbelievable amount of places they then visit, please refer to the past tour reports on the tour's website, and know that we always add more new places and events. Those on the tour also spend an afternoon in Henley Upon Thames, on the way from London to Liverpool, where we visit George's home town and his Friar Park ("Crackerbox Palace") estate.

Special guests that the those on the tours have encountered in the past on our tours included:- Mike McCartney; Pete Best; Cynthia Lennon; John Lennon's sister Julia; George's 1 wife Pattie Boyd and her sister Jenny (Jennifer Juniper); Paul's band members Wix, Abe Laboriel, Brian Ray and Rusty Anderson; former Wings members Danny Siewell Denny Laine Lawrence Juber-Steve Holly-Hamish Stuart; Billy J. Kramer; Rutles members; Donovan; Joey (Badfinger) Molland; The Searchers; Klaus Voorman; Freda Kelly; Horst Fascher; Johnny Gentle; May Pang; Mark McGann; Bill Harry; Lee Curtis; Gordon Millings; Joe Brown, "Legs" Larry Smith; Alan White; Mark Hudson; David Bedford; Paul's publicist Geoff Baker; Tommy Roe; Chris Montez and others no longer with us such as John's Uncle Charlie Lennon, Ringo's step dad Harry Graves, Gerry Marsden, Actors Victor Spinetti and Norm Rossington, Allan WIlliams, Sam Leach, Tony Sheridan, Sid Bernstein, Beatles chauffeur Alf Bicknell, Astrid Kirschher, Jackie Lomax, Cavern DJ Bob Wooler, Joe Flannery;, Apple G.M. Alistair Taylor and countless others. These are just some of the celebrities, relatives and dignitaries Liverpool Productions say you might meet while there. Expect to meet many Beatles notables on our tour.  Pluson past tours and promotions they have had close encounters with:- Paul, George, Ringo, Julian and George Martin!

The "Magical History Tour" has been written about in national newspapers, in national magazines, in Beatles magazines, it's been talked about on radio stations worldwide, and has even been featured on television, most notably on the Travel Channel and BBC!

The tour run by Liverpool Productions has been presented the tour in conjunction with the Cavern Club and Liverpool's Beatleweek. No other tour group is acknowledged or heralded for bringing fans on tours such as the "Magical History Tour!"

Reserve your place on what promises to be the greatest tour ever. The "Magical History Tour"  expect another sell out, so book now. The annual Magical Mystery Tour to Liverpool and London is the definitive travel adventure for fans of all ages. Couples, singles, families and groups take the tour that's been bringing Beatles fans to the homes, clubs and all the locations since 1983. Join them and be part of the most fun filled, fab filled vacation in history, presented by fans for fans. It's guaranteed to raise a smile; you'll have the time of your life...  For more information about the "Magical History Tour" to Liverpool, please visit:-!


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