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9 - 24 December
Professional Pantomime - Beauty and the Beast
written and directed by JJ Christine
For a tale as old as time, be our guest this Christmas and come along to the Webster Memorial Theatre’s Professional Panto Beauty and the Beast.
A story of true love, adventure and lots of laughter along the way. Join Bell as she falls in love with an unlikely suitor. Meet Aunt Jolly, Gastoff and the rest of the cast as they whisk you along in this all singing all dancing production of Beauty and the Beast.
Tickets prices start from £9
Saturday 9 December 6pm
Sunday 10 December 2pm
Saturday 16 December 2pm
Saturday 16 December 6pm
Sunday 17 December 2pm
Sunday 17 December 6pm
Wednesday 20 December 6.30pm
Thursday 21 December 6.30pm
Friday 22 December 6.30pm
Saturday 23 December 2pm
Saturday 23 December 6.30pm
Sunday 24 December 10am
Sunday 24 December 2.30pm
Wednesday 6 December 10.15am
Thursday 7 December 10.15am
Thursday 7 December 1.15pm
Friday 8 December 10.15am
Tuesday 12 December 10.15am
Wednesday 13 December 10.15am
Thursday 14 December 10.15am
Thursday 14 December 1.15pm
Friday 15 December 10.15am
Tuesday 19 December 10.15am
Wednesday 20 December 10.15am
Friday 5 January 2018 7.30pm
Roy Chubby Brown
Chubby doesn't hold back from sharing his outlandish views, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of the fans will be left gob-smacked! As politically incorrect as ever this live performance is the only place to catch the flamboyant comedian! If easily offended please stay away!
Age Advisory 18+
Friday 26 January 2018 8pm
Circus just got sexy® with Forbidden Nights giving you an evening to remember with thrills, fantasy and forbidden thoughts at every turn! Jam-packed with action from opener till finale.
Indulge yourselves in a two-hour production as world-renowned circus artists perform heart-racing tricks and provocative choreography with the ultimate Forbidden Tease and a few men in uniform thrown in for good measure, all hosted by Forbidden’s side-splitting Comedy Compere who is as charming and risqué as the routines!
Tickets £21 concessions £19
Friday 2 February 2018 7.30pm
The Platters were one of the most successful vocal groups of the early rock and roll era. Their distinctive sound was a bridge between the pre-rock Tin Pan Alley tradition and the burgeoning new genre. The Platters through several personnel changes over the years but The Platters were one of the first African American groups to be accepted as a major chart group and were, for a period of time, the most successful vocal group in the world.
Performing The Hits that include: The Great Pretender, Only You, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, My Prayer, Twilight Time, Remember When and many many more.
Friday 9 February 2018 7.30pm
Barry Steele as Roy Orbison
He’s the man with the sunglasses and the black suit who delivered some of the world’s darkest and most emotional ballads, yet Texas-born Roy Orbison remains one of the most distinctive looking, and sounding performers in modern music, despite dying 30 years ago leaving others to bring his music to the concert stage.
But Barry Steele, who takes on the role in The Roy Orbison Story, comes with very great credentials and a genuine admiration for the Big “O”. Now he is set to put the rock back into ‘Roy Orbison’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in The Roy Orbison Story 30 Year Special.
Expect what is being billed as an upbeat and contemporary slant on Orbison's legacy, as Barry Steele and Friends take audiences on a musical journey from the early Sun years right through to the late 1980s, when Orbison was experiencing a huge resurgence in popularity and worked with Bono, Bruce Springsteen and others including super group the Traveling Wilburys alongside former Beatle George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne.
So get ready for a night of solid gold 60s hits and 80s contemporary as the Roy Orbison Story celebrate the musical legacy of The Big O. As well as the toe tapping sound of the music giant that is Roy Orbison, you'll hear the fantastic Barry Steele perform songs written by Roy Orbison, but never performed by him!
The production also features chart busting hits originally made famous by the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Jeff Lynne & ELO, George Harrison, Del Shannon and The Spencer Davis Group; Come and see us as there's plenty of rock with Roy! From Only the Lonely to The Traveling Wilburys, Barry Steele has been stunning audiences across the globe with his uncanny ability to recreate the vocal talents of the legendary Roy Orbison. This unmissable show will take you on a musical journey in time - don't miss out!
Tuesday 13 - Saturday 17 February 2018 7.30pm nightly and 2.30pm Saturday
Arbroath Musical Society is delighted to bring Lionel Bart's timeless musical to life. With its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more, Oliver! remains one of the most loved British musicals, featuring some of the most iconic characters ever written. Bursting with energy, full of emotion and humour from beginning to end. The show might have been around a long time... but I guarantee this production will leave you wanting more.
Tickets £12 family ticket (4 people / maximum two over 16s) £43
Thursday 22 February 2018 2pm
The Grumbleweeds Laughter Show
Join legendary comedy act 'The Grumbleweeds' for an afternoon of laughter, music, magic and more! It's a show that's full to the brim with of laugh-out-loud comedy routines, great female singer, a brilliant support comic, theatrical magic and fun for all the family!
See exactly what's kept The Grumbleweeds at the very top of their game for over 50 years as they perform some of their hilarious comedy routines in this non-stop variety spectacular.
Tickets £16 concessions £15
Saturday 24 February 2018 7.30pm
Jive Talkin' perform the Bee Gees
The timeless repertoire of the Bee Gees is brought to life in this stunning stage production that is taking the country by storm.
This charismatic ensemble boasts stars from TV and London's West End and is fronted by real-life family members Darren, Gary and Jack Simmons making for an unrivalled vocal harmony blend.
Backed up by a stunning band and live string section, you will be taken on an emotional journey from tender orchestrated 60's classics such as Massachusetts and Words, to the 70's Disco classics such as Night Fever, Stayin' Alive and Tragedy.
An unforgettable evening that will have you both reaching for your handkerchiefs and dancing in the aisles.
Tickets £19.50 concessions £18
Sunday 25 February 2018 8pm
Rich Hall’s Hoedown
Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg of touring. There has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK. Hall’s precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between two countries is as freewheeling and deadly accurate as ever. His BBC Four documentaries, most recently Rich Hall’s Countrier Than You and Rich Hall’s Presidential Grudge Match and BBC Radio 4 series Rich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdown have built him a new legion of followers, as has appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI. But if you’ve only ever seen Hall on TV, you’ve short-changed yourself.
“As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show”
(Scotland on Sunday)
The Hoedown begins as a withering dissection of Trump’s America, but ends up being a celebration of Americana. There’s stand-up, improvised ballads, cracking good musicianship, and ultimately a hilarious, foot-stomping, shit-kicking good time to be had by all. Even if you don’t own a hoe.
“Blissfully Funny” (Guardian)
All tickets £17
Sunday 1 April 2018 7.30pm
Carpenters Gold – Live in Concert
Produced by London West End Director of 80's Mania, The Abba Reunion Tribute Show and Abba Mania.
Carpenters Gold authentically performs their Greatest hits, such as Goodbye to Love, Solitaire, We've Only Just Begun, Top of the World, Yesterday Once More, Superstar, plus many more; recreating the look and sound of their worldwide 1970 tours, including a special highlight where 'Karen' plays the drums with her full live backing band.
The iconic voice of Karen Carpenter is a magically soothing one, and few vocalists can attempt to emulate her accurately. But International West End vocalist Vikki Holland-Bowyer has the warm dulcet tones which sound uncannily similar to the superstar. She undertakes the character of Karen superbly, paying meticulous attention to her mannerisms, 'brother – sister' relationship with 'Richard', and the playful interaction with her band and audience.
'Richard Carpenter', played by musical arranger vocalist Greg Stevenson, is also featured in the show performing on the piano, alongside his 'sister' enjoying on stage humour, often introducing the array of hits whilst light-heartedly engaging with his musicians.
Carpenters Gold supremely captures how they were ‘live in concert’ and is a must for all fans of the fantastic Karen and Richard.
Tickets £20 concessions £18
Sunday 15 April 2018 7.30pm
Rat Pack Live
Experience the definition of cool
They were the definition of cool during their Fifties and Sixties Vegas heyday – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr.
Combining the full sound of big band swing with charisma, panache and swagger, the trio – collectively known as The Rat Pack, had attitude to spare.
Rat Pack Live invites you to be part of the gang and features all the patter and razzamatazz of their infamous live shows. So prepare yourself for the UK’s most authentic Rat Pack concert experience…
This brilliant production revives all-time-favourites such as New York, New York, That’s Amore, My Way, Mr Bojangles and That’s Life.
Rat Pack Live: Come Fly with us...
Tickets £23.50 concessions £22
Tuesday 17 April 2018 7.30pm
Psychic Sally - Kisses to Heaven
World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive stage show.
Sally is one of the UK’s most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for the past 9 years.
Sally’s jaw dropping show has attracted amazed reviews from theatre goers and psychic fans. The messages from beyond come thick and fast. Funny, entertaining, touching, sometimes heart-breaking, often controversial; Kisses to Heaven showcases the phenomenal ability of the nation’s best loved medium.
Sally says ‘The shows will be psychic dynamite and although they are undoubtedly entertaining, there is also a very serious side, which is to give audience members messages of hope and love from the other side’.
This is a unique evening not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action
This show investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.
Tickets £19 - £24
Saturday 21 April 2018 7.30pm
Whole lotta Shakin' - A Tribute to Shakin' Stevens
The Award winning "Whole lotta Shakin' - A Tribute to Shakin' Stevens" has been voted the no.1 Winner by The National Tribute Awards for Best UK Tribute show 2017. The rags to riches story based on the 40 hits of 80's rock 'n' roll icon Shakin' Stevens. Starring Rebel Dean (West End, London Palladium) with full live band and projection screen.
The performance includes a full concert (including the famous denims and pink jacket) as would have been seen during the late 80's including all the hits - "Green Door, This ole House, Oh Julie, You Drive Me Crazy and many more.
If you've ever wondered what's behind the Green Door, now is your chance to find out!!
Tickets £20 concessions £18.50
Sunday 29 April 2018 7.30pm
Whitney - Queen of the Night
A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level.
Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, I will Always Love You, and many more, this show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever!
Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Share her life and get ready for the greatest love of all in Queen of the Night!
“Spellbinding, the company delivered a flawless performance and captured the hearts of the sold out His Majesty’s Theatre” The PRESS & JOURNAL
All tickets £24
Saturday 12 May 2018 8pm
Wanna Be - The Spice Girls Show
Introducing Wannabe, the Spice Girls Show.
Spice Girls remain the biggest girl band of all time with 9 number 1 singles, 80 million record sales, World tours, movies & a musical to their name.
Featuring your favourite Spice Girls hits, the Wannabe show recreates the era of Girl Power giving you a 90s night out to remember!
From the chart stomping ‘Spice Up Your Life’ through to the hip shaking ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, they will take you on a Spice World journey that will make you Zig-A-Zig-Ahhhh.
“The perfect girls night out!” - The Venue, London
Swing it, shake it, move it, make it down however you can. Costumes, groups & families all welcome for the biggest 90s party in town.
Come and join Ginger, Scary, Posh, Sporty & Baby Spice on the smash hit touring sensation not to be missed!
Hi, si, ja, hold tight!
Sunday 13 May 2018 7.30pm
Cilla & the Shades of the 60s
This stunning and elegant review of the life of Cilla Black soars its way through the 60s.
Cilla performs songs including ‘You’re My World’ and ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’ while the Shades trio swing through a decade of hits by Cilla’s friends and co-stars such as ‘I Only Want to be With You’ and ‘River Deep MountainHigh’.The effervescent Cilla & the gorgeous Shades trio rediscover one of music’s most defining eras. They follow the life & career of the iconic Cilla Black while their stories reflect on some of the biggest 60s stars. Featuring brand new arrangements of music from artists including the Beatles and Dusty Springfield.
An unforgettable show that journeys its way through Cilla’s life and brings audiences to their feet in celebration.
Relive the 60s in style and come to see the girl power show that is delighting audiences all over the UK.
Tickets £19 concessions £17
Thursday 17 May 2018 7.30pm
The Rolling Stones Story
Relive all the classic hits, The Rolling Stones Story is a high energy concert celebrating the music of the World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band. Let’s Spend The Night Together in the company of Mick and the boys and experience a truly authentic Rolling Stones spectacle; complete with an awesome production, the finest musicians and the world’s No. 1 Mick Jagger lookalike in Paul Ashworth.
The Rolling Stones Story promises you an unforgettable Jumpin’ Jack Flash back in time. It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, but we like it!
Tickets £17.50 - £22.50
Sunday 20 May 2018
Islands in the Stream - The Music of Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
Enjoy the songs of the Queen and King of country music - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of Country Music Royalty!
This thigh-slapping stage show brings together the beloved glamour and personality of Dolly, along with Kenny’s charisma and energy with hit after hit including: Jolene, Ruby,9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, I Will Always Love You, Coward of the Country, plus the smash hit Islands in the Stream.
Enjoy a superb score and supreme musicianship as we bring the house down with the ultimate tribute to two country music legends.
Tickets £21 concessions £19.50
Friday 25 May 2018 7.30pm
Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc return to Webster Memorial Theatre on Friday 25th May 2018 as part of their 40th Anniversary tour.
The band was formed in 1978 literally by accident. George, Paul and Davey were playing in Denmark with their own band called the Buskers and Eddie and Finbar, while touring in Germany were involved in a road accident. When George and Paul got news of the accident they immediately travelled to Germany to be with their brothers. They then decided that they should all be playing together and this was the start of the FUREYS.
Inevitably changes have occurred over 40 years. Their brother Paul died suddenly in June 2002 and Finbar left the band in December 1996, however George and Eddie have continued to delight audiences on their tours and have just released a new 40th Anniversary CD.
The oldest of the brothers, Eddie Furey left home in 1966 and travelled to Scotland at the time of the great folk revival where he met and shared accommodation in Edinburgh with then unknown folk singers Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty and Alex Campbell, now all famous in their own right. In 1969 he was the special guest for the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem throughout the USA and Canada. Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics has credited Eddie with teaching him his first chords on guitar when they met up in the North East of England while Dave was still a teenager.
Their emotive songs stir many emotions,tears and laughter, sadness and joy.
Monday 28 May 2018 7.30pm
Giovanni Pernice - Born To Win
Strictly Come Dancing’ professional, Giovanni Pernice, will be heading back out on tour in 2018, after a sell out tour in 2017.
Giovanni will be joined by seven more world class professionals. The show is produced once more by Strictly Theatre Co and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s creative director Jason Gilkison.
Get ready for glitzy costumes, amazing routines and another beautiful story - headlined by Giovanni. Expect even more energy, even more passion, and even more heat.
***** “Not just smouldering… Absolutely scorching” Review of 2017 Dance Is Life
***** “Giovanni’s dancers are as good as any you will see on the television show” Review of 2017 Dance Is Life
Tickets VIP £48 (limited to 26) adults £28 concessions £26
Sunday 10 June 2018 7.30pm
’Nashville Live’ transports you right into the heart of downtown Nashville, celebrating the atmosphere and energy of an evening in the home of country music.
Featuring LIVE some of the hottest country musicians from both sides of the pond, prepare be taken back to the Grand Old Opry and through the country music history featuring songs from Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton to the Carrie Underwood and Garth Brooks.
With songs including Folsom Prison Blues, Crazy, Jolene, The Gambler to name a few, this trip through Country Music’s greatest moments is an evening not to be missed!
Tickets £25 concessions £22
Sunday 17 June 2018 8pm
Fred MacAulay - 30 Years On
On the 19th May 1988, a young(ish) Fred MacAulay made his stand-up debut at the Mayfest ‘So You Think You’re Funny” competition in Glasgow with 5 minutes of his own comedy material.
Much of what Fred talked about that night was about his (VERY) young family coupled with his wry observations about society and politics. These are themes which fans of Fred will be familiar with. His observations have led him to success on television and radio , as well as on the live circuit and at Festivals far and wide.
People will know Fred from QI, Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week on television, as well as Radio 4’s Newsquiz, Unbelievable Truth and Just A Minute….as well as his 2017 stand up show “Fred at the Stand”.
To celebrate his 30 years of stand-up, Fred is touring Scotland with his “30 YEARS ON” tour.
His 2017 stand-up shows were legendary and in many reviews the shows were described simply as “A Masterclass”.
Tickets £15 concessions £13
Monday 9 July 2018 7.30pm
Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story
Some Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar!
Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail - from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time.
The show includes all the massive hits from Rod’s incredible career, classic rockers like Maggie May, Baby Jane and Da Ya Think I’m Sexy through to big ballads such as Sailing, You’re In My Heart, and Tonight’s The Night as well as favourites from his days with the Faces such as Stay With Me and Twistin The Night Away and timeless Motown tunes from the album Soulbook.
'I've seen some Rods in my time but Paul is the best one I've ever seen' Don Stewart (Rod Stewart’s brother)
'I thoroughly enjoyed the show. Paul's voice and mannerisms were the closest I've ever seen to Rod himself' Mary Cady (Rod’s Sister)
Tickets £21 on sale 10am Friday 3 November
Saturday 14 July 2018 7.30pm
Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael
Get ready for an unforgettable evening with 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 Wham! classics of the ‘new pop’ revival to the chart topping success of the eighties album Faith. All the awesome tunes of the nineties & noughties including the irresistible Flawless.
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, One More Try, Outside, Jesus To A Child, I Want Your Sex, Kissing A Fool, and many more.
Relive the passion, the flare, and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible concert sensation. As the great man said: you gotta have faith… So book your tickets now!
Saturday 4 August 2018 7.30pm
The Story Of The Beach Boys® - A Tribute
‘Good Vibrations’ - arguably the finest pop record of all time, just one of the many hits you will hear performed 100% live by just five professional performers that make up the “Beach Boyz Tribute Band” (previously known as The Beach Boys Band) in this smash hit show THE STORY OF THEBEACH BOYS® - A Tribute.
Along with a superb musical performance by the “Beach Boyz Tribute Band”, lead vocalist Tommy Read will lead you through the history of America’s biggest pop band The Beach Boys®.
Following the opening number Fun, Fun, Fun, sit back and enjoy Tommy’s light hearted delivery as the band embark on a fun filled set.
Learn how The Beach Boys® began, how their songs were constructed and about the private lives of The Beach Boys® themselves.
All this interspersed with the most comprehensive collection of hit records rivalled only by The Beatles.
Make no mistake; this show is a party, a party with a stunning soundtrack, a party to which you are invited, so come join the fun and experience what others are still talking about to this day!
During the party you will hear hits like I Get Around, God Only Knows, California Girls, Kokomo and many more, in a spectacular array of some 32 songs.
The Story Of The Beach Boys® will entertain you, astound you and leave you with a greater knowledge of the band that gave the world Good Vibrations!
Tickets £19 concessions £17
Thursday 13 September 2018
Joe Lycett: I’m About To Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett
Pop in and see Joe Lycett on his brand new stand-up tour, where he’ll be sharing jokes, paintings and some of the pathetic internet trolling he’s been up to recently. As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, QI and The Royal Variety Performance.
‘A man who makes funny seem easy’ (Guardian)
‘If you want to bet on the next mainstream stand-up star put your shirt on Joe Lycett’ (Evening Standard)
‘Effortlessly funny’ (Time Out)
‘Did you sing a number?’ (Prince Charles after The Royal Variety Performance)
The Webster Memorial Theatre, 64 High Street, Arbroath, DD11 1AW 01241 435800