From the Albert Hall to the Music Hall
Presented by Dan Sealey LIVE & LOCAL – Saturday 15 April 2023
After a notable career with bands such as Ocean Colour Scene and Cosmotheka, Dan is bringing his own show to the Broadbent Theatre, featuring music from all the bands he’s been involved with, the often hilarious stories he’s amassed along the way and new material from the album he is working on due for release early next year.
‘Contemporary folk songs that tell stories to future generations…’ The Daily Record
Much Ado About Jazz
Starring Chris Gumbley LIVE & LOCAL – 6th May 2023 – 7.30pm
Chris Gumbley on various wind instruments and accompanied by Al Gurr on the piano, “Much Ado” is a duo show that is a little bit different.
This show is aimed at people who do not necessarily like jazz (as well as those who do!). They revisit some much-loved (mostly) jazz classics and present unique and exciting arrangements of them in such a way that the audience not only feel more involved, but also gain an insight into how jazz musicians work on stage.
Ladies Down Under
Presented by Common Ground Theatre Company – 11th, 12th and 13th May 2023 – 7.30pm
After hitting the jackpot in Ladies’ Day, the fish-filleting foursome celebrate with the trip of a lifetime. This sequel to Ladies’ Day, which Common Ground Theatre Company brought to the Broadbent with great success in 2022, sees Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda go from downtown Hull to the land of Oz.
While Shelley spends on luxury and glamour, the rest of the gang go native and camp out at Ulhuru. But Shelley soon discovers there’s more on offer than smart hotels and sun-kissed surfers, and Pearl has her own mountain to climb. What promises to be trip of a lifetime becomes a life-changing adventure for them all.
Simon Mayor & Hilary James
LIVE & LOCAL – 27th May 2023 7.30pm
‘Tears of Laughter’ is a show full of Simon’s inimitable brand of off-the-wall humour as well as mandolin, guitar and fiddling wizardry, all beautifully combined with Hilary’s ‘honey-dripping’ vocals. Everything from beautiful folk ballads such as the lovely ‘When Summer Comes Again’, to lively mandolin tunes, and some of their hilarious children’s songs, reminiscent of Belloc’s ‘Cautionary Tales’. Oh! and a step dance (if Hilary has any breath left!).
The performance is all wrapped up in an entertaining stage show with humour as dry as Somerset cider.
‘A whole stream of mirthful anecdotes, blurry-fingered precision and sweetly sung blues, standards and folk songs’. The Glasgow Herald
‘A witty and captivating mix of folk, blues, swing and classical showstoppers, spiced with a unique brand of off-beat humour’. The Guardian
Cilla and The Swinging 60s
Sandy Smith Friday
21 July 2023 7.30pm
A fantastic entertaining show, suitable for all. Sandy stylishly celebrates the life and music of the legendary Cilla Black, Lulu as well as a selection of her most well-known contemporaries such as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, the Beatles and more.
The show will take you on a rollercoaster journey through many of the greatest pop songs of the 60s including Cilla’s own chart toppers ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ and ‘You’re My World’, Lulu’s Shout, Boom Bang a Bang, Dusty’s You Don’t Have to Say you Love me, Son Of a Preacher Man and the rock n roll twists of the 60s.
by Peter Quilter Directed by Gail Dennis
An LRP Production
11th & 12th August, 18th & 19th August 2023 7.30pm
This Lindsey Rural Players production of “Curtain Up!” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk
Based on the author’s earlier Respecting Your Piers, Curtain Up! is the hilarious story of five women who inherit equal shares in a dilapidated theatre and plan to bring it back to life again. They try various fund-raising schemes but their most ambitious is to hold a concert featuring local talent and a world-famous star who agrees to appear for no fee! However, their plans go awry and it’s a race to keep their audience from guessing the truth of the matter. A fast-paced and very funny comedy.
The Mistake Michael Mears
Saturday 16 September 2023 7.30pm
We are delighted to welcome back to the Broadbent, direct from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, an urgent new play by Michael Mears exploring the events surrounding the catastrophic ‘mistake’ that launched our nuclear age.
1942. On a squash court in Chicago a dazzling scientific experiment takes place, which three years later will destroy a city and change the world – forever. Through the lives of a brilliant Hungarian scientist, a daring American pilot and a devoted Japanese daughter, this fast-moving, compelling drama confronts the dangers that arise when humans dare to unlock the awesome power of nature.
14th October 2023 – 7.30pm
Following their successful outdoor performances of Paradise Lost last summer, we are pleased to have A Certain Demographic perform the play again at our Broadbent Theatre.
Words by John Milton & Ian Sharp, music by Tim Sutton, performed by A Certain Demographic (of ‘Conchies!’ fame).
Tickets £12. / £11. (over 65 and under 18).
– 21st Otober 2023 – 7.30pm
Restless Graves and other Ghostly Tales to put you in the mood for Halloween! Timeless Edwardian ghost stories.
Beware the wrath of Mrs Mothersole in the terrifying tale of “The Ash-Tree”! Dare you learn the dreadful secret of “The Uncommon Prayer Book”? Tremble to the horrors unleashed by “The Fenstanton Witch”! Dramatic, atmospheric, theatrical storytelling at its macabre finest.
by Elaine Howell – 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th November 2023 – An LRP Production – Directed by James Hewson
Lindsey Rural Players bring a new play written for us by Elaine Howell to the Broadbent Theatre. Elaine wrote the highly successful play At the Wake which was performed at the Broadbent in 2022 by Hambledon Productions. A laugh out loud comedy.
Ralph Broadbent – Saturday 02 December 2023
STRINGFEVER – A little bit Classical, a little bit Rock and Roll,
humorous and a whole lot entertaining!
Back by popular demand, this entertaining group of talented
musicians have lived and breathed music since a young age. Composed of three brothers and a cousin, this internationally acclaimed quartet has performed 1000+ Shows in 33 countries since 2004, from private performances for the British Royal family to a packed audience at Madison Square Gardens!
Stringfever’s selections range from inspiring classics to popular music; every performance engaging audiences with humour and energy.
We are really thrilled to welcome them back to the Broadbent Theatre following their successful show in 2022.