Heart of Light
Friday 1st November (1pm) Lyceum Theatre
When Ravana the ten-headed demon draws darkness over the world, can Rama and Sita’s love and courage bring back a glimmer of light? Experience the ancient Indian tale of Rama and Sita in a new way with an original score, vibrant dance, projections and puppetry.
Tickets from: £7
Sindhu Vee – Sandhog, Friday 1st November (7.30pm)
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, Sindhu Vee extends her UK tour due to popular demand with her critically acclaimed show, Sandhog. According to Sindhu, loving your children, spouse and ageing parents is very hard work, very intense and a lot of the time it sucks. But who wants to live without love? Highly anticipated debut from the host of BBCR4’s Comedy of the Week podcast.
Tickets from: £20
A Celebration of Opera, Saturday 2nd November (7.30pm)
Celebrate the wonder of opera in the company of Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Bizet, Puccini, Offenbach, Gilbert & Sullivan and more, in a musical feast of some of the greatest opera ever composed. Superb singing, elegant period costumes and an attractive set combine to make this a performance not to be missed for all opera lovers and newcomers alike. An ideal first visit to the opera!
Tickets from: £25.50
The Simon & Garfunkel Story, Sunday 3rd November (7.30pm)
Direct from a week long run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water and Homeward Bound. An evening not to be missed!
Tickets from: £24.50
Glenn Moore, Sunday 3rd November (7.30pm) Lyceum Studio
The star of Mock the Week and the Stand Up Sketch Show presents his first solo UK tour, full of distinctive jokes and offbeat gags. Moore’s bringing two ‘blissfully silly’ (The Guardian), ‘brilliantly original’ (Chortle) shows in one night, featuring last year’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated effort Glenn Glenn Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It, and this year’s highly anticipated Love Don’t Live Here Glenny Moore.
Tickets from: £13.50
The Body Snatcher, Thursday 7th November (7.45pm) Lyceum Studio
Something is rotten in the town of Inglenook. Sour milk, unread post, dogs howling day and night, the locals are vanishing…seemingly into thin air. As fear haunts the remaining few, a young scientist is disturbed by a noise underground. It’s the sound of terror, and it’s getting louder. The Body Snatcher is an unnerving experience inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s hair-raising horror: live action, music and storytelling combine in a tale of mystery, morality, and science unhinged. Nobody is safe…
Tickets from: £11.50
Blood Brothers, Tuesday 5th – Saturday 9th November (Evenings 7.30pm, matinees on Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday 2.30pm)
Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.
Tickets from: £31
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, Saturday 9th November (8pm) Lyceum Studio
Presenting the best in live comedy. Bringing comedians from the telly from such shows as BBC2’s Mock The Week, Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats and BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.
Neil Oliver – A History of the British Isles in 100 Places, Sunday 10th November (7.30pm)
Neil was born to love Great Britain. During his 20 years travelling to every corner, and whilst filming BBC2’s Coast, he’s fallen in love all over again. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years old, and counting. The places Neil has seen have given him a unique view and understanding of British history. Hear in his amusing and entertaining way what it all means to him, and why we need to cherish and celebrate our wonderful countries.
YSD presents Showtime, Thursday 14th – Saturday 16th November
YSD Theatre School brings you their most recent production of Showtime. They are back with their incredibly talented students bringing wonderful production numbers, beautiful costumes and inspiring choreography. They will turn the clock back for some old classics merging with fresh new musicals & be visited by some magical characters. Book tickets now and don’t miss this incredible show supporting Cancer Research
Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers, Sunday 17th November (7.30pm)
Bay City Rollers icon Les McKeown is back on tour, bringing his fantastic show to the Lyceum Theatre! A unique voyage back to the 1970s, to when Les and his legendary band dominated the world’s pop charts and their music became the soundtrack for the teen generation. Les performs original hits including Bye Bye Baby, Shang-a-Lang, Remember, Summerlove Sensation and Give A Little Love as well as introducing new songs from his new album Lost Songs.
Tickets from: £24
The Johnny Cash Roadshow, Monday 18th November (7.30pm)
Endorsed by the Cash family themselves, this one off 50th anniversary performance celebrates the unforgettable ‘San Quentin’ show of 1969. Songs from the album will be performed alongside memorable hits and well-loved songs. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the biggest and best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world today.
Ed Byrne – If I’m Honest, Tuesday 19th November (8pm)
Following sell-out Edinburgh Fringe dates and an incredibly successful tour last year, one of the finest observational comics in the industry comes to the theatre as part of his brand-new tour for 2019. Join him as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children. A TV household name, Ed can be seen on programmes such as Mock The Week, The Graham Norton Show, Dara & Ed’s Big Adventure and most recently Dara and Ed’s Road to Mandalay.
The Ladyboys of Bangkok, Wednesday 20th November (7.30pm)
Uncork the champagne! Dress to kill! Party like there’s no tomorrow to celebrate 20 diamante decorated years of The Ladyboys of Bangkok. Their ‘Wonder Women Tour’ will take their number one cabaret show to a new level celebrating in style with iconic appearances including Cher, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Diana Ross, Pink, Shirley Bassey, Wonder Woman herself and the “practically perfect in every way” Mary Poppins!
The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah, Thursday 21st November (7.30pm)
Award-winning poet Benjamin Zephaniah has hit the road for the latest leg of his first UK tour in eight years. Featuring stories about his remarkable life, including his friendship with Nelson Mandela, musical career with The Wailers, various political campaigns, and how he became one of Britain’s most popular poets, Benjamin will explain how he fought injustice and discrimination to lead his remarkable life.
Laurie Lee – The Lost Recordings – An Illustrated Talk with David Parker, Friday 22nd November (7.45pm) Lyceum Studio
One of England’s greatest writers, heard for the first time in unique recordings. Local film maker David Parker introduces recordings captured in 1994 with one of England’s finest chroniclers of our times, Laurie Lee. Extracts include his early life in the Slad Valley and the influence that the landscapes and memories of his childhood had on his subsequent writing.
Ruby Wax – How to Be Human, Friday 22nd November (7.30pm)
Based on her bestselling book, Ruby’s new show answers every question you’ve ever had about evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, sex, kids, the future and compassion. A follow up to previous sell out shows Sane New World and Frazzled, the show examines how the mind works with help from a monk and a neuroscientist! Outrageously witty and smart, it’s a show that can help upgrade your mind as much as you’ve upgraded your smart phone.
Mercury Queen, Saturday 23rd November (7.30pm)
Including performances of the most popular Queen hits, such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You and many more, this show will captivate any audience. From die-hard Queen fans through to new generations of music lovers, this incredible show will provide a Kind of Magic that Freddie and Queen themselves would be proud of.
Gary Delaney, Sunday 24th November (7.30pm)
Comedian Gary Delaney presents Gagster’s Paradise in a fun-filled laughter show that doesn’t feature the US rapper Coolio. Thanks to exceptional demand and an array of sold out dates, Gary returns to the road with some laugh a minute one liners and expertly crafted gaggery.
The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, Wednesday 27th November (7.30pm)
Direct from London’s world famous jazz club and combining world class live jazz alongside rare archive photos and video footage, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars take you on a guided, musical tour and feature classic music from all the jazz greats that have performed in the Soho nightspot. Learn more about its past and its gangster connections and see how life at Ronnie’s is re-imagined through tales of its past visitors including pop and film stars, comedians, politicians and even royalty.
The Elvis Years at Christmas, Friday 29th November (7:30pm)
It’s time to get well and truly in the Christmas spirit as this smash-hit production brings its special seasonal twist packed with solid-gold classics from The King. With hits including Hound Dog, Devil in Disguise and Viva Las Vegas as well as some festive greats thrown in, it’s sure to leave you Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree during the most wonderful time of the year.
Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham, Saturday 30th November (7:30pm)
SAS leader, sniper and bodyguard to the stars Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham talks openly about his life in this die-hard evening of inspirational stories that’s bound to hit the target. After protecting the likes of Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Sir Michael Caine, there is also the chance to meet Billy himself, who was awarded an MBE for leading a hostage rescue mission as well as countless other successful missions.