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Apr
21
Sat
Shakespeare at the Museum @ Bucks County Museum
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Shakespeare at the Museum @ Bucks County Museum | England | United Kingdom

Twelfth Night performed in the museum garden by Unbound from the Queen’s Park Arts Centre, Aylesbury. No need to book.

Entry by Donation

The Illegal Eagles @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Illegal Eagles @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre | England | United Kingdom

The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute returns in 2018 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship.

This phenomenal group of musicians have been touring for over two decades and remain true Eagles fanatics! Their longevity and continued international acclaim are due in no small part to their extraordinary mastery of the Eagles’ distinctive sound.

Featuring the very best from the Eagles’ repertoire including Hotel California, Take it to the Limit, Life in the Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado and plenty more!

Twelfth Night at Queens Park Arts Centre @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Twelfth Night at Queens Park Arts Centre @ Queens Park Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom

Viola finds herself stranded on the shores of Illyria, where a bittersweet web of mistaken identity, wicked humour and tangled love awaits. A brand new take of Shakespeare’s classic comedy from Unbound.

Apr
26
Thu
The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, Second Space @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, Second Space @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Acclaimed actor Jonathan Goodwin plays the great sleuth in The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes. The show features the great detective recounting highlights of his crime-busting career. It also includes autobiographical snippets concerning his life and times, the adversaries he has faced and mysteries he has solved.

The show is directed by Gary Archer, from a script by Jonathan Goodwin.

Apr
27
Fri
VIVA Neil Diamond, Second Space @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
VIVA Neil Diamond, Second Space @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Whilst performing in Las Vegas two years ago Bob Drury was described “one of the world’s finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond” and he’s now back touring the UK with his new show celebrating the legendary Neil Diamond and his incredible back catalogue of songs. Bob Drury’s one-man show is an absolute ‘must-see’ for any Diamond fans. Prepare to be blown away by his vocal likeness which has been delighting audiences around the world. This year’s show includes all the favourites such as Cracklin’ Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Forever in Blue Jeans, Beautiful Noise, I’m a Believer, Red Red Wine and of course Sweet Caroline, plus Neil Diamond’s UK hit Pretty Amazing Grace and a few lesser known songs that are sure to become your favourites by the end of the evening. A fantastic evening guaranteed!

May
1
Tue
Champions of Magic @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Champions of Magic @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre | England | United Kingdom

The 5 world-class illusionists that make up the Champions Of Magic return for their 2018 UK tour following sold out shows across the globe, five star rave reviews and a run in London’s West End.

With over 25 million online views between them, this cast of Britain’s top magicians includes award winning tricksters presenting daring grand illusions, stunning close-up magic and incredible mind reading. Their skills have been seen around the world with appearances on TV including ITV’s The Next Great Magician, Good Morning Britain, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and NBC’S Access Hollywood.

Following a 6 month international tour the show returns to the UK with brand new illusions, huge special effects and more incredible magic. Each performance features ‘blink and you miss it’ disappearances, impossible teleportation across the theatre, interactive tricks and the mind blowing levitation of an audience member.

Broadway World described the cast as ‘5 of the world’s finest magicians’, Wales Online called the magic ‘So mind-boggling that I won’t even attempt to describe it’ and The List added ‘Spectacular feats of mindreading, vanishing tricks and close-up magic will have you guessing for weeks’. In the USA NBC called Champions Of Magic ‘the most incredible show’ with FOX saying ‘Incredible… you guys are rock stars’.

The show’s producer, Alex Jarrett, said ‘Following a huge tour across North America we’re excited to bring the show home to the UK with some never before seen magic that’s been in development for the last year. With every tour the team add new illusions, bigger special effects and more incredible tricks making the show more unbelievable than ever. Interest in magic has rocketed over the last few years with some brilliant TV programs, but you haven’t seen magic until you’ve seen it live – and this team are the best in the business’.

Champions Of Magic has been seen by thousands across the UK and North America, now is your chance to see why fans return to be amazed by the country’s biggest touring illusion show time and time again.

May
3
Thu
ROH – Manon, Live Screening @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
May 3 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
ROH - Manon, Live Screening @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre | England | United Kingdom

The Royal Ballet
Manon
Ballet in three Acts

Kennet MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet

Choreography by Kenneth MacMillan
Music by Jules Massenet

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.

Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance.

MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendour polluted by miserable destitution. MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux – recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier Romeo and Juliet – that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas.

Grumpy Old Women @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Grumpy Old Women @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Starring Jenny Eclair, Dillie Keane & Lizzie Roper

Fed up with flogging their guts out and always having to be in charge, the Grumpy Old Women have put their knobbly old feet up in glorious retirement, free at last to practise their extreme colouring-in, ukelele orchestra and novelty fudge-making.

But with the world in a bigger mess than ever before, is there anything that can tempt them off their backsides to unleash their superpowers and once more come to the rescue ?!

Join us for 90 mins of brand new ‘full-fat’, ‘batteries included’ comedy from the mistresses of grump.

May
4
Fri
Ellen Kent’s La Traviata @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Ellen Kent's La Traviata @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra

Verdi La Traviata

Starring the international soprano Alyona Kistenyova* and the Korean soprano Maria HeeJung Kim*

The love story that gripped Paris

Back by public demand

A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La Dame aux Camelias.

Based on a true story, it tells of the passionate loves and life of the consumptive courtesan, Violetta. There are many echoes of Verdi’s own life in Traviata and he threw himself into the music. The highlights include the Brindisi, the best known drinking song in opera, the duet Un Di Felice and Violetta’s haunting aria Addio Del Passato.

This magnificent production boasts sumptuous sets and costumes.

Joe Bor presents A Room With A Jew, Second Space @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Joe Bor presents A Room With A Jew, Second Space @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre | England | United Kingdom

An hour of stand up from award winning comedian and Jewish Comedian of the year Joe Bor.
TV credits include Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You.

May
5
Sat
Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
May 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra

Winner of “The Best Opera Award” Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards
Introducing the celebrated soprano Maria HeeJung Kim* from the Korean National Opera, Seoul and the international soprano Alyona Kistenyova*

Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan.

One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet.

May
6
Sun
Grimethorpe Colliery Band @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
May 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Grimethorpe Colliery Band @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre | England | United Kingdom

The real stars of the hit movie Brassed Off, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band are celebrating the 15th anniversary of this classic film and the concerts will reflect this with popular tracks from the movie. Having won almost every brass band accolade, these musicians have a highly acclaimed international reputation with numerous recordings to their credit. Enjoy the fabulous sound of this world famous brass band, performing hits from Brassed Off plus favourite classics in spectacular style!

May
7
Mon
Jasper Carrott’s Stand Up and Rock @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Jasper Carrott's Stand Up and Rock @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Jasper Carrott’s Stand Up And Rock does what it says on the tin….Jasper is back to his very best….mic in hand regaling the audience with his inimitable stand up routines before introducing his musical compatriots that have been ‘rockin’ audiences all over the world. Bev Bevan, as well as being Jasper’s mate has rock star credentials that most dream of from the Move through ELO and has one of the finest bands around. Rockin’ Berries lead singer Geoff Turton, celtic rock band Quills lead singer ‘Joy’ and the Bev Bevan band comprising some of the country’s finest musicians.

So do not miss this unique show that gives the opportunity to see and hear great legendary artistes belt out a night of fantastic songs and Jasper back where he belongs……making us laugh!!

May
9
Wed
Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Direct from London’s West End, the UK’s biggest George Michael tribute show. Now featuring special guest Ed Barker, George Michael’s original solo saxophonist.

Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the all new production, Fastlove – A tribute to George Michael.

The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems from the Wham! classics of the new pop revival to the chart-topping success of the eighties album Faith, plus the awesome tunes of the nineties and noughties.

This is a spellbinding experience you don’t want to miss. You’ll be getting up (to get down) to all your favourite songs: Careless Whisper, Freedom, Faith, Father Figure, Outside, Jesus To A Child, and many more.

Relive the passion, the flare, and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible concert sensation.

*Disclaimer: This show is not affiliated with or endorsed by George Michael or his estate.

May
10
Thu
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents The Colours of Beethoven @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents The Colours of Beethoven @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Alexander Shelley Conductor

Jayson Gillham Piano

BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.3

BEETHOVEN Symphony No.4

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Associate Conductor leads this all-Beethoven programme, opening with Beethoven’s fiery and dramatic Coriolan Overture and ending with his radiant Symphony No.4.

From the fiery clashes of the opening to the singing, poetic phrases of the central movement, Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto encapsulates the many sides of this ingenious composer’s personality. Performed here by Jayson Gillham, who ‘plays Beethoven with a sort of ‘glow’’ (Sir Mark Elder), Beethoven’s masterpiece allows the pianist to show off his instrument as every bit as powerful and expressive as the entire orchestra around it.