Caird Hall

Russian State Ballet Swan Lake
Russian State Ballet Swan Lake
Jason Manford: Muddle Class
Jason Manford: Muddle Class
Rhythm of the Dance
Rhythm of the Dance
Gareth Malone
Gareth Malone

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Bill Bailey • Larks In Transit • 29 May 2019

Tickets on sale Thursday 24 May 2018, 10 am

Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit
No Support
Caird Hall – Wed 29 May 2019
8 pm Prompt –  LATECOMERS NOT ADMITTED.

Larks in Transit is a compendium of travelers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. Plus, he fashions a symphony from a ringtone, tells the real story of Old McDonald, and a re-imagines the Stars and Stripes. Two decades of touring larks from a comic described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘the brainiest comic of his generation’.

www.billbailey.co.uk

“A genuine marvel”
The Herald Sun in Melbourne

“Virtuoso…Comedy’s Mozart” The Sunday Times

“Joyous, playful, effortlessly funny” Time Out

“A mind to thrill – breathtaking” Metro

“Bailey cuts a world-beating swathe all of his own” Evening Standard

Daniel O'Donnell  • 13 October 2018

It’s no surprise that Daniel O’Donnell is one of the best loved artistes of our time, both at home and abroad.

He has had a remarkable career. He is the only artist in the world to score a hit in the UK album charts every year since 1988, an unprecedented and unbroken 30 year span and in doing so, he has outshone everyone from Michael Jackson and Madonna to U2 and the Rolling Stones. He accomplished this with his latest album ‘Christmas With Daniel O’Donnell’, released in November 2017, it entered the UK Artist Albums Chart at No. 19.

In total, Daniel has now reached the UK Artist Albums Chart with more than 38 albums and has now amassed THIRTY TWO Top 30 albums over the course of his career. Daniel has also achieved eight number one hits in the UK music video/dvd charts over that period.

Brendan Cole • All Night Long • 21 November 2018

Brendan Cole takes to the stage to wow audiences with his latest spectacular production, All Night Long.

For his 10th Anniversary tour, Brendan is joined by his sensational cast of guest dancers, captivating leading lady and superbly talented 14-piece band and singers, to whip up an extravagant mix of Latin fever and ballroom magic. From tantalising Tango to fiery Paso Doble, elegant Foxtrot to breath-taking Waltz - and with a few surprises in store - this is no ordinary dance show. 

Live music, stunning special effects and Brendan’s own dazzling choreography and charm make this an unforgettable night; join us for the party!

One of the most enjoyable shows I have ever seen! Creative, unique... You will be missing out if you do not see this show.” Callum O’Brien, Norwich Eye

Brendan's choreography combines old fashioned glamour with dazzling and exciting routines to produce an evening which is pure entertainment from start to finish.” NorthWestEnd

The ELO Experience  • Sensational Tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra Greatest Hits and More Tour.  • Friday 15 March 2019

The ELO Experience - Sensational Tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra Greatest Hits and More Tour.

Celebrating the great music of Jeff Lynn and The Electric Light Orchestra. The legacy left by Jeff Lynne & . barely needs any introduction - suffice to say that between 1972 and 1986 they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet! '10538 Overture','Evil Woman', 'Living Thing', 'Diary of Horace Wimp', Don't Bring me Down' and of course 'Mr Blue Sky' went on to become the soundtrack of our lives.

In 2016 Jeff Lynne's ELO came back to prominence with the release of a brand new album - Alone In The Universe and a UK and World tour. The ELO Experience 2019 tour will included the greatest hits from an extensive and impressive back catalogue spanning over 45 years.

Blending rock rhythms with classical influences, ELO also released many classic albums such as 'A New World Record', 'Discovery' and 'Out of the Blue', and many sell out tours which further established them as one of the most important and influential bands ever.

The ELO Experience are the world's foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. With a sensational string section, a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience, why not come along and enjoy this incredible show which accurately reproduces the songs and sounds and takes you on a magical musical journey through time.

The ELO Experience have been bringing the music of Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light Orchestra to the live stage for over 12 years.


The Russian State Ballet and Opera House  • Swan Lake  • Sunday 18 November 2018

Returning to the Caird Hall Dundee with two performances only on Sunday
18 November 2018.
The Russian State Ballet and Opera House
Presents

Swan Lake - timeless Ballet with exquisite dancing
Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky

Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

Following a near sell out performance last year, The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for their annual UK tour with a mesmerising, and captivating full touring ballet production.

One hundred and thirty-five years ago, audiences heard the Swan Lake music by the great Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the very first time. From this moment on, the world of ballet would never be the same again.

Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odile, who resemble each other so closely one can easily be mistaken for the other.

It is the compelling legend of a tragic romance in which a princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated - will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under?

From the impressive splendour of the palace ballroom to the moonlit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.

Swan Lake captures, like no other, the full range of human emotions - from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy.

A wonderful ballet from which you will cherish memories for a long time.

Tickets on sale now.


FOCHO call for Singers with Paul Mealor  • 29 September 2018

Calling All Singers

The Friends of the Caird Hall Organ are delighted to stage their second Come and Sing with the composer – Paul Mealor at the Caird Hall on Saturday 29 September 2018.

This is a fun day of singing and socialising, where participants have the opportunity to sing two great favourites of the choral repertoire:

Parry’s coronation anthem ‘I Was Glad’.

Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’

Paul Mealor will also lead everyone in ‘Let all the World in every Corner Sing’, one of this own compositions.

And of course there is accompaniment the on the world class Caird Hall organ with Stuart Muir City Organist on the keys.

Book your place now - forms available -
email: cairdhall@leisureandculturedundee.com or call 01382 434451.
Closing date for applications 24 August 2018


THE ILLEGAL EAGLES  • The World's Official No 1 Eagles Tribute • Saturday 1 December 2018

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!

Amazing Musicianship & Vocals’ – NME

www.illegaleagles.com

The Proclaimers  • and Special Guests • Saturday 15 December 2018

You Win Again •  Celebrating the Music of the Bee Gees • Saturday 6 October 2018

 

Stewart Francis • Into The Punset • Friday 7 December 2018

The star of 'Mock the Week' and 'Live at the Apollo' embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour EVER!!! See him before he heads off... INTO THE PUNSET.

“One of the funniest comedians in the world.”
Craig Ferguson, CBS' Late Late Show.
Tickets On Sale Friday 26 January 2018.

 

Rhythm of the Dance • Saturday 4 August 2018

From the creation of Rhythm of the Dance 14 years ago – (initially the show was set up for a 3 week tour of the United States in 1998) – it has toured consistently internationally and is achieving greater critical acclaim year after year.

This wonderful show continues to evolve thanks to the constant striving for perfection by its Director/Producer, choreographer and composer to keep the show fresh and interesting so that audiences who attend performances regularly will always find some new and exciting elements within the show. This two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish Talent.

The show is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Using modern art forms of dance and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up to date stage technology, the show is a thousand year old story executed with all the advantages of the modern day stage show. Rhythm of the Dance has heralded a new era in Irish entertainment, internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows in the world. Rhythm of the Dance aspires to a purity content preserving the traditions of Irish step dancing and yet presenting it in the most modern format that has made it a leader in its field. The show features a wonderful, gifted young cast of dancers, musicians and 3 Irish tenors.

Featuring live performances from the entire troupe, this is a show that has won critical acclaim across 4 continents of the world in 51 countries to over 5 million fans.

 

Gareth Malone  • Friday 1 June 2018

Following the resounding success of the 2017 tour Gareth can’t resist bringing the choral excitement to areas we missed first time round, this is a show that shouldn’t be missed.
 
This limited run of five new dates in Spring 2018 will see TV’s favourite choirmaster truly in his element as he curates an evening of music that matters to him. Gareth is delighted to welcome back The Swingles, the undisputed rulers of British close Harmony, to present songs you know and love in a way you have never heard them before.  Feast your ears on their dazzling vocal pyrotechnics.

Gareth will be joined by some exciting guest choirs and singers along the way, he’ll be showcasing new songs written specially for this tour, alongside well-known classics such as ‘Fields of Gold’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and 'Superstition'.   The evening will include repertoire from his TV series The Choir - songs as sung by the Invictus choir, Military Wives and the 'Boys Don't Sing' episode.

Join us for your chance to be part of this musical extravaganza.  

 

Walk Right Back  • The Everly Brothers Story • Wednesday 23 May 2018

THE GREATEST MUSICAL DUO OF ALL TIME IS ABOUT TO WALK RIGHT BACK INTO YOUR LIFE – CAIRD HALL DUNDEE
WEDNESDAY 23 May 2018

From the Producers of That'll be the Day and direct from the West End comes Walk Right Back, a brand-new musical production telling the story of the most successful duo of all time - The Everly Brothers. Featuring hits such as Bye Bye Love, All I Have To Do Is Dream & Cathy’s Clown, this unique concert-based musical entwines the wonderful, sad yet glorious story of The Everly Brothers.

Follow the brothers’ rise from humble country beginnings to the biggest duo act the world had ever seen, then their inevitable split and decade-long feud, to the magnificent reunion that gave them back to the world, and back to each other.

With “harmonies from heaven” that influenced The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and Simon & Garfunkel, The Everly Brothers were unmatched in their talent.

Director Peter John Jackson Says: “The Everly Brothers were an original and unique act that had a sound like nothing else. Their harmonies were so tight that every group wanted to emulate them. Before that there was a singer, a band and backing vocals, The Everly’s entwined all of them and created “the harmony group.”

International Everly Brothers Fan Club favourites, Luke and Aaron Wilson star as the iconic brothers.
Producer Ollie Gray says: “Casting was a big challenge as we felt it a must to have siblings playing Don and Phil, but after a long search we spotted two young brothers that were already honing their own tribute to the Everly Brothers. We were struck not only by their vocal blend but also their uncanny resemblance to Don and Phil Everly.”
Walk Right Back is the first show of its kind to tell this phenomenal story of two brothers and their unforgettable music. Also featuring songs from a couple of the Everly Brothers' good friends, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, Walk Right Back is surely a show not to be missed!
Isaac Donald "Don" Everly (born 1st February 1937) and Phillip "Phil" Everly (19th January 1939 – 3rd January 2014) were elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. The Everly Brothers peformed at the Caird Hall Dundee on 13 October 1987 with support by Ralph McTell.

 

Jason Manford:  • Muddle Class • Saturday 15 September 2018

Phil McIntyre Entertainments, by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management

Proudly presents:

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. 'Muddle Class' promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up ‘working class’ then finding, over the years, that part of him has become ‘middle class’ - causing much confusion! Delivered with Jason’s amiable charm and captivating wit, this is a show not to be missed.

Jason said: “Somebody said to me on my Facebook fan page, 'it's been ages since you've toured'. I thought 'no way, it was last year wasn't it? Anyway, long story short, they were right, it was years ago! I just got fooled cos I've been on tour doing musicals and the last tour is repeated on Dave ja Vu 13 times a day! So I’ve been putting some stuff together, looking at my life and how it's changed over the years, how the world has changed and how my parents haven't changed a bit! It's going to be a great tour and I can't wait to see you there.

‘8 out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4), ‘The Nightly Show’ (ITV1), ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ (ITV1), ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC One), ‘Have I Got News For You’, (BBC One), QI (BBC Two) and ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV1) have all helped establish Jason as a nationally known comic.

“Effortlessly entertaining” ****
Evening Standard

“He's blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can't manufacture” ****
Daily Telegraph

jasonmanford.com
@JasonManford

Sarah Millican:  • Control Enthusiast • Friday 21 September 2018

Chambers Touring Ltd Presents

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she's a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you!

Whether you’re sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you’re told to, welcome. You’ll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit.

Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.

Age Restriction – Strictly over 16s.
Ticket Restriction – Max 8 per customer
Ticket Information - Lost or misplaced tickets will not be re-isssued.
The re-selling of tickets will result in the cancellation of your booking.

£30.00 (£27.50 + £2.50 booking fee)
Dundee City Box Office Tel 01382 434940
www.dundeebox.co.uk - Online transaction fee £2

 


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