Lincs: Musical legends to top new comedy talent all under one roof in one week

Lucy Beaumont performs at the Plowright Theatre this week. Picture: Terry Carrott
Lucy Beaumont performs at the Plowright Theatre this week. Picture: Terry Carrott
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The Baths Hall and Plowright Theatre in Scunthorpe are set to be busy places over the next week with a wide range of entertianment coming to their stages from rising comedy stars to music legends and the best of classical dance.

Tonight (Thursday) sees The Lindisfarne Story come to the Plowright.

Lindisfarne was Tyneside’s best-loved band for over 30 years and The Lindisfarne Story is a celebration of the group’s music and achievements.

The show is devised, written and performed by drummer and founder member Ray Laidlaw, and Billy Mitchell, front man for the final eight years of the group.

Ray and Billy perform acoustic versions of Lindisfarne’s classic songs and tell the inside story of the group’s rise to fame, from Whitley Bay to Frisco Bay, from Rothbury to Glastonbury.

They describe the group’s early days on Tyneside in the 1960’s hustling for gigs and their rise to fame in the early seventies.

The show is illustrated with archive photographs and video and describes their worldwide tours, festival successes and TV appearances, their triumphant return home and their unique relationship with Newcastle City Hall, venue for over 140 Lindisfarne performances.

Songs like Lady Eleanor, Meet Me On The Corner, Fog on the Tyne, Run for Home, all of these songs have a story behind them

You’ll hear how the classic songs developed and how Bob Dylan’s producer helped Lindisfarne to focus their musical ideas and burst through the glam and manufactured sounds around them to become one of the major British groups of the seventies.

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets priced £18.50 are available from the box office on 0844 8542776 or online at www.tickets.scunthorpetheatres.co.uk.

Tomorrow night (Friday), Sleeping Beauty is coming to The Baths Hall as Moscow Ballet La Classique bring Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous music and wondrous characters to Scunthorpe.

Fairytale characters abound alongside a King, a Queen, Good and Evil Fairies, Fairies of Gold, Silver, Diamonds and Sapphire plus the inevitable handsome Prince, all weave their magic.

The performance starts at 7.30pm and tickets priced £22.50 (£21 concessions, £16 under-16s) are available from the box office on 0844 8542776 or online at www.tickets.scunthorpetheatres.co.uk.

Also tomorrow night (Friday), Hull comedian Lucy Beaumont will perform at The Plowright Theatre .

Lucy won the 2012 BBC New Comedy Award and is one of the stars of BBC Three’s Live at the Electric

She has just had a sell-out run in Edinburgh and received a Fosters Comedy Award nomination for Best Newcomer, previous nominees and winners of which include Jack Whitehall, Tim Minchin and Sarah Millican.

Her Plowright show starts at 7.30pm and tickets priced £10 are available from the box office on 0844 8542776 or online at www.tickets.scunthorpetheatres.co.uk

Finally, on Sunday (19th October), the UK’s longest running and most popular musical theatre concert, Beyond The Barricade comes to the Baths Hall with songs from the biggest West End and Broadway hits, including Miss Saigon, The Lion King, Phantom Of The Opera, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Blood Brothers, Jersey Boys and Les Miserables.

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets priced £19.50 are available are available from the box office on 0844 8542776 or online at www.tickets.scunthorpetheatres.co.uk.