Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
A Fistful of Ukuleles
Wednesday 17 September 7.30pm
£21 plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticket
The world renowned all-singing, all-plucking superstars return with their toe-tapping music, hilarious banter and sheer superlative entertainment. Now with more songs, more tunes, and with yet more added bonus ukuleles. From Lady Gaga to Ride of the Valkryies, from Housewives Choice to Voodoo Chile, the ukes’ genre-crashing antics continue.
David Bowie Ziggy 1973 Exhibition
Picture frames on the exterior of Fairfield
Tuesday 9 September - Monday 22 September
An installation art project by Edward Quarmby using pictures taken by Frazer Ashford. The project recreates the queues of fans for the Fairfield Halls date on Bowie's Ziggy Stardust tour in June 1973. The pictures are primarily located where the fans are standing. You can even see the picture frames in the background! Free exhibition in the picture frames on the front of Fairfield until 22nd Sept 2014.
Link to the artist's press release
The Osmonds in Concert
Friday 26 September 7.30pm
£28.50 plus £2.50 booking fee per ticket
Direct from the USA, the legendary Osmond Brothers, Merrill, Jay and Jimmy, will appear in concert for a limited number of exclusive UK dates in autumn 2014. The Osmonds are unique in their success as aband and as solo performers and have been entertaining audiences all over theworld for more than 50 years!
Join them for a fabulous evening of unforgettable hits from One Bad Apple and Down By The Lazy River to Love Me with many more of their favourite chart topping classics.
Blockbuster The Musical
CHINN AND CHAPMAN’S BLOCKBUSTER THE MUSICAL
Tuesday 30 September – Saturday 4 October 7.45pm
Thu & Sat Matinees 2.30pm
£19 - £31
Concessions £17 - £26 (Tue - Thu only)
Family ticket £80 (Excluding Fri & Sat)
Buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket free
plus £2.25 booking fee per ticket
Blockbuster The Musical features the chart-busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 70s and 80s!
Starring Paul Nicholas, Suzanne Shaw and Aaron Sidwell, this world première of a brand new British musical has a book by David Soames, co-writer of Cliff Richard’s West End hit Time. If you enjoyed Grease and Back to the Future, you'll love Blockbuster The Musical. It’s a ballroom blitz!
Featuring hits including Tiger Feet, Mickey, The Cat Crept In, Living Next Door to Alice, Some Girls, Ballroom Blitz, 48 Crash, Teenage Rampage, If You Can't Give Me Love, Can the Can, Little Willy, Blockbuster, Devil Gate Drive, Stumblin' In and many more!
30/09/2014 to 04/10/2014
Spandau Ballet Live - Albert Hall
SPANDAU BALLET ROYAL ALBERT HALL FILM PREMIERE AND LIVE PERFORMANCE TRANSMISSION
Soul Boys Of The Western World (12A)
Tuesday 30 September 8.15pm
£12 plus £1 Booking fee per ticket
20 years on from their celebrated True tour, Spandau Ballet return to the Royal Albert Hall for the UK premiere of Soul Boys of the Western World, a landmark movie about the band. The all-access documentary charts the band’s career, from inception to breakup and eventual reunion, and both the film and the band’s live performance will be broadcast via satellite to Fairfield Halls.
Soul Boys of The Western World follows the journey of one of the most iconic British pop bands of all time: Spandau Ballet. From the band’s inception to their acrimonious split and eventual reunion, the film intimately charts their success against the backdrop of 1980s Britain. With unparalleled access to archive footage and candid commentary from each band member, Soul Boys is an enthralling look at the culture, the fashion, and the music that shaped an era. Director; George Hencken. Starring; Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp and Steve Norman.
Saturday 11 October 7.30pm
£25 plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticket
Omid Djalili is back on tour with a new show, following a sell-out four week West End residency and a sold-out season at the Edinburgh Festival. A firm favourite with his legendary performances, Omid’s stand-upawards include a Time Out Award and EMMA Award for Best Stand Up and nominatedfor the South Bank Award.
Omid was the winner of the Best Actor Award for his lead performance in The Infidel at the Turin Film Festival (won the previous year by Bill Murray). The Infidel also picked up a Loaded LAFTA award for Funniest Film and Omid was short listed for Peter Sellers Award at the London Evening Standard British Film Awards.
‘Right now, the Iranian Djalili is probably one of the most subversive, let alone funniest, comedians around’ The Guardian
In Celebration of our Culture
Special Tribute to Dr Maya Angelou
A Black History Month Event
Saturday 18 October 7.30pm
£12.50, £13.50 & £14.50
Under 16s/Seniors £10.50
plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticket
This sensational family variety night celebrating the Caribbean, African USA and UK cultures, hosted by Juliet Alexander (BBC).
Featuring a special tribute to the inspirational Dr Maya Angelou in song, film, dance and spoken word, with Dona Croll (Dr Who), Angela Wynter (Eastends), Ray Shell (ICED), Will Johnson (Emmerdale), Mary Clemmey (Dr Angelou's friend & agent), Nairobo, Caribbean Ballet, Diane Abbott MP, IDMC Gospel Choir.
Part 2 of this event brings laughing, singing, & dancing with Maya 'On a Saturday Night'...
A brilliant 'All Star' line-up including Aysha Loren (keep it like it is) comedian Wayne 'Dibe' Rollin, award winning Felicity Ethnic, Curtis Walker, Maureen Younger, South London's Endurance Steel Orchestra and so much more!
Saturday 25 October 7.45pm
£27.50 & £29.50 plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticket
After 42 years of touring, Joan Armatrading embarks onher first ever solo world tour. Joan’s strong rhythmic acoustic guitar playing and her melodic electric solos help to make her the consummate musician. During her long and illustrious career, Joan has been successful in many music genres including pop, blues, folk, reggae and jazz.
The three-times Grammy nominated, Brit Award nominee and Ivor Novello winner has stood the test of time with songs such as Love and Affection, Willow, Drop the Pilot and Lovers Speak. As with every Joan Armatrading concert, you are guaranteed a fantastic mix of magical old favourites plus more recent compositions to fall in love with.
'For the first time these concerts will be me solo on stage playing the guitar, piano and singing. I want these concerts to be a special lively interactive one-to-one experience.' Joan Armatrading
RPO The Great Classics
Wednesday 29 October 7.30pm
£8 - £30 (No Booking fee)
Conductor - Kirill Karabits
Piano - Leon McCawley
SCHUBERT - Symphony No. 8,‘Unfinished’
MOZART - Piano Concerto No. 23
MENDELSSOHN - Symphony No. 3, ‘Scottish’
Schubert’s famously ‘unfinished’ two-movement Symphony is both beautiful and mysterious; a small masterpiece beloved by performers and audiences alike.
Praised for the purity of his lyrical and heartfelt performances, Leon McCawley performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. This was a work from one of Mozart’s greatest Viennese years. Tonight’s concert also features one of Mendelssohn’s stirring evocations of the natural world, his romantic recreation of the dramatic Scottish coast. His Third Symphony is directed by the world-renowned conductor and winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Conductor Award in 2013, Kirill Karabits.
Thursday 6 November 7.30pm
£32 plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticket
Following the success of their Spring tour, UB40 are back on the road. The reggae stars’ Top 30 album Getting Over the Storm was awarded BBC Radio 2’s Album of the Week accolade and received 5-star reviews from the UK’s music press on its release in September 2013.
Naming themselves after the unemployment benefit form, UB40 formed in 1978 and their debut album Signing Out is considered by many to be one of the greatest reggae albums ever released by a British band. It was the start of a career that has since seen the band have over forty UK Top 40 hit singles and achieve sales of over 100 million records. Book your seat now to avoid missing out on seeing one of the most successful British groups of all time.
30 Million Minutes
Saturday 8 November 7.30pm
£35 & £39.50 plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticket
Dawn French, the Queen of British comedy, announces her first ever solo tour. The awardwinning actor, best-selling novelist and all-round very funny lady has written a new show, based on her life and career.
30 Million Minutes will consist of various delights and riches, with the odd irksome tribulation thrown in, as Dawn takes audiences through the various lessons life has taught her, and the things she knows for sure. With a sharp eye for comic detail and a wicked ear for the absurdities of life, Dawn French of Cornwall shares how she has misguidedly spent her whole life vigorously attempting to be a fully functioning female human. Book for this show now, because Dawn French is convinced it won't be long before she is far too doolally to perform it.
Monday 10 November 7pm
£5 (No Booking fee)
What do you do when you’re fifteen and you live on an estate where you get street cred for being in a gang? Where do you go when you’ve got a chance of a decent future but the pull of the gang is too strong? Written by Maurice Bessman, Terriers explores the moral dilemmas and life-changing decisions facing many young people today. This powerful play is brought to Fairfield by the Royal Court Liverpool Trust and is sponsored by Croydon Partnership.
Terriers will be taken to schools in Croydon between Monday 10 until Friday 14 November.
‘It’s such a powerful play… every young person should see it’ Cllr Peter Brennan, Liverpool City Council.
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap
Monday 24 - Saturday 29 November 7.30pm
Thu & Sat Matinees 2.30pm
£23 - £29.50 plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticket
Buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket free
The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre - with over 25,000 performances it’s a play to be proud of. And to celebrate 60 incredible years on stage, it’s going on tour for the first time to give you a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to see this masterpiece here at the Ashcroft Theatre.
The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment, the identity and the motive are finally revealed.
In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.
‘The cleverest murder mystery of British Theatre’ The Telegraph
24/11/2014 to 29/11/2014
Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs
Friday 5 December – Sunday 4 January 2015
All performances between Friday 5 – Friday 12 December
PLUS Sunday 4 January: £17
All other performances, Adults: £21, £26 & £30
Children/Seniors: £21, £22 & £25
Schools/Brownies/Cubs: £13.50 (Restricted performances)
Family ticket £91
Buy 10 tickets receive the 11th ticket free
(No Booking fee)
This Christmas, don't miss our hilarious, fun-packed, family pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. With comedy, singing, dancing, audience participation and stunning sets and costumes, this year's Ashcroft Theatre pantomime promises to be our most magical pantomime ever!
Our star-studded cast includes pop icon and West End superstar, GARETH GATES and, back by popular demand, everyone's favourite Dame QUINN PATRICK. Once again, the show will be written by PAUL HENDY and produced by the same team that brought you last year's box office smash hit, Peter Pan.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs promises to be topquality family entertainment. Tickets are selling fast so book now for the funniest and most spectacular show of the year!
For group bookings please call our Group Booker Maria on
020 8603 3973 or email email@example.com
05/12/2014 to 04/01/2015
Appears with The Benedetti, Elschenbroich and Grynyuk Trio
Wednesday 10 December 7.30pm
£13, £15 & £18 plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticket
Violin - Nicola Benedetti
Cello - Leonard Elschenbroich
Piano - Alexei Grynyuk
BEETHOVEN - PianoTrio in B flat major, Op. 97 ‘Archduke’
TCHAIKOVSKY - PianoTrio in A minor, Op. 50
Violinist Nicola Benedetti, cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Alexei Grynyuk are leading soloists of their generation performing as a trio regularly at a host of prestigious venues worldwide. Performing two stellar works of the chamber music canon, their collective musicianship and technical brilliance are sure to shine brightly.
The magnificent Archduke Trio is one of the peaks of the repertoire and was chosen by Nicola as one of her castaway selections on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs earlier this year. Tchaikovsky’s passionate Piano Triois the only work the composer ever wrote for this combination of instruments.These two pieces are linked by friendship: Beethoven’s Archduke Trio was dedicated to his friend and composition student, Archduke Rudolph of Austria (hence the nickname) and Tchaikovsky’s work was subtitled ‘In memory of a great artist’, in reference to the pianist Nikolai Rubinstein, his friend and mentor.
Anton and Erin
Friday 6 March 7.30pm
£29.50, £38.50 & £42.50 plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticket
Presented by Raymond Gubbay. A dazzling new production for 2015 featuring sensational choreography, sassy tunes and sparkling costumes in a wonderful show of music, song and dance.
Join the UK’s favourite dance couple Anton du Beke and Erin Boag, as they combine the sophisticated elegance of their quick step, foxtrot, tango and waltz with the showbiz razzmatazz of hits and steps from stage and screen.
Featuring classic hits including That’s Entertainment, True Love, Make ‘Em Laugh, Steppin’ Out with my Baby, There’s No Business Like Show Business and many more. They will be joined by singer Lance Ellington, six world class Ensemble Dancers and a 25-piece London Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe.