Beyond The Barricade • Thursday 10 November 2016
Beyond the Barricade continues to delight audiences throughout the UK and Europe with its exciting portrayal of the greatest songs in Musical Theatre.
Recreating West End and Broadway hit songs with amazing authenticity, and performed by a cast of past principal performers from Les Miserables. All performed totally live !
Starring Andy Reiss, David Fawcett, Katie Leeming and Rebecca Vere, together with their own ensemble of talented musicians, this brand new production features songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Wicked, The Lion King, West Side Story, Evita, Blood Brothers, and many more…
The vocalists in Beyond the Barricade have all played principal roles in Les Miserables, both in the West End and the National Tours, and this new Tour contains a spectacular new extended section devoted to this classic musical.
Andy Reiss and David Fawcett devised ‘Beyond the Barricade’ after appearing in the Manchester and London casts of Les Misérables. David played the lead role of Jean Valjean in both of these productions, and Andy played most of the male characters, including Enjolras and Valjean. Andy still remains the only person to be the shows Resident Director, and perform in it at the same time.
Also on stage is Katie Leeming, who joined Beyond the Barricade after playing the lead role of Eponine in the West End production of Les Miserables, and Rebecca Vere who played Cosette in Les Misérables both in the West End and the National Tour.
Andy, David, Katie and Rebecca also featured in the Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert, staged at the O2 Arena, London.
Katie Leeming appeared with the Les Misérables Cast on the televised Classical Brits awards and the Royal Variety Show
Katie and Rebecca were ensemble vocalists in the Les Misérables movie.
Lennon • “Through a Glass Onion” • Friday 14 & Saturday 15 October 2016
It’s over 50 years since the Beatles first played the Caird Hall and this October we celebrate the music of John Lennon.
Appearing at only two venues in Scotland “Lennon –Through A Glass Onion”: Celebrates the genius, music and phenomenon of John Lennon. Part concert and part biography, revealing the true essence of the life and astonishing talent of one of the world’s most recognized voices and treasured icons.
Featuring a catalogue of Lennon's greatest songs including Woman and Jealous Guy, as well as his collaborations with Paul McCartney including, A Day in the Life, Strawberry Fields Forever, Revolution, and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, this intimate production reveals the essence of the life and times of one of the most admired icons of all time.
Daniel was born and lives in Liverpool. He trained at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, London.
Keyboard, Vocals and Co-Creator
“For those unaware of Daniel Taylor, he is one of the finest actors that our city has on offer…” – The Guide Liverpool
“Singing, talking and being John Lennon – a genius, soothsayer and wit – for two whole hours must be quite a challenge for any actor – a task that could well rank this role as the Hamlet of its genre…” – British Theatre Guide
“A deeply felt reflection. Savor every minute…” – The New York Times
Chinese State Circus • “Dynasty” • Monday 10 & Tuesday 11 October 2016
The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus returns in an innovatively spectacular new production –“Dynasty”.
30 world class Chinese acrobats, aerial artistes and jugglers interact with the super–human physical skills and dexterity of the masters of martial arts – the legendary Shaolin Warriors.
The nonstop action from start to awesome finale as thrill follows thrill, what seems impossible becomes a reality, earning theChinese State Circusthe accolade“incomparable”…
This latest production returns to the pure and honest perfection in acrobatics upon which their reputation is based, creating a show with:
No gimmicks…no fakes…no retakes…quite simply…“The Incomparable Chinese State Circus.”
“Never has such excitement been generated in a theatre. The whole audience hangs breathless”– Manchester Evening News
“The most honest, awe–inspiring and exhilarating circus it has ever been my privilege to see”– Evening Standard
Anton & Erin • Swing Time • Friday 1 March 2017
Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple when they return with an exciting new show for 2017.
Featuring dazzling new choreography, sparkling costumes and a sensational show band performing timeless music.
- I Got Rhythm
- Guys and Dolls
- Le Jazz Hot
- Strike Up the Band
- I’ve Got the World on a String
- I Could Have Danced All Night
- Anton du Beke&Erin Boag
- Richard Balcombe• Conductor
- Lance Ellington• Star Vocalist
- Six world classEnsemble Dancers
Plus the full 25 pieceScottish Concert Orchestra
Sam Bailey • Sing My Heart Out tour • Wednesday 5 April 2017
2013 X Factor winner and gold selling artist Sam Bailey is once again taking to the stage to showcase her powerhouse voice in a 2017 national tour. The Sing My Heart Out tour will be the first since her sell-out headline tour of early 2015.
The Sing My Heart Out tour will coincide with the star’s upcoming album of the same name. It will be the follow up to Sam’s number 1 album The Power of Love which was released in 2014. She has been working tirelessly on the new album and has travelled to LA to record tracks with the acclaimed music composer and icon Steve Dorff. Since her return from LA Sam has spent countless hours in the studio. She has also teamed up with former A1 band member and singer/songwriter Ben Adams who has been working with Sam on many of the songs for the album including the first single Sing My Heart Out.
Sam is also running a competition to give talented artists from each venue’s area the chance to be her support act for a night. Entrants will send videos in prior to the show sharing their vocal ability for Sam to review. She will then personally choose the winners of this exclusive and potentially life-changing opportunity to perform in front of thousands.
Sam went from life as a prison guard to storming into the music industry when she was crowned the winner of the X Factor. The reasons behind the competition lie with Sam being adamant that she will never get carried away in the industry by forgetting her humble roots. Sam empathises with so many of the struggling artists out there that are looking for their big break and believes the competition will help to support them on their journey to success. She is not reluctant to admit that she wouldn’t be where she is today without the push that the X Factor gave her, and now it’s her time to give someone else the push they need.
Following her X Factor win, Sam’s hit single, Skyscraper, became the UK Christmas No.1. The following March, Sam’s album was released to high praise and later in 2014, she embarked on her solo sell-out tour. So far in 2016, Sam has been busy on stage playing a main role in the UK tour of the award-winning Broadway show CHICAGO.
With fans across the world eagerly awaiting new music, Sam’s new material and tour is highly anticipated and once again set to be a sell-out show.
For information on how to enter the competition please visitwww.sam-bailey.com
Kevin Bloody Wilson • Second of the Final Farewell Tours...Perhaps. • Monday 27 March 2017
The Kevin Bloody Wilson show is not just a concert performance; for most, it's a full on event and an opportunity to tick from your bucket-list, a chance to see Australia's most unique international comedy legend.
In the more than 30 years since his first album (Hey Santa Claus, Living Next Door to Alan) Kev's concerts continues to sellout around the globe. Selling upward of 4 million units and being nominated for Australian of the Year have helped cement his place as, in the words of Billy Connolly, 'The world's funniest Australian'.
Special GuestJenny Taliafrom Australia
Deacon Blue • A New House • Sunday 27 November 2016
Deacon Blue return with the much anticipated follow up to Top 20 album, The Hipsters, with their 8th studio album A New House, released on 8 September.
Alongside over six million album sales, twelve UK Top 40 singles and two UK Number One albums, Deacon Blue are also one of the most passionate live bands around today. They are taking to the road again for a national tour, and will be playing tracks in support of the new album, A New House, alongside classics such as Dignity, Real Gone Kid and Fergus Sings The Blues.
“'I am more excited about this new album than any record we've made up until now. It's going to be great to perform live. As well as that, we have a huge catalogue of songs from our other records we will want to play'”– Ricky Ross
Shane Filan • Right Here Tour • Wednesday 12 October 2016
Irish Pop Superstar Announces Caird Hall, Dundee as Part of His Second UK Tour for 2016
Due to phenomenal demand, Westlife frontman Shane Filan has announced the second leg of his major indoor UK tour for October 2016, including the Dundee Caird Hall on Wednesday 12th October. In the wake of the huge success of both his‘Right Here Tour’in early 2016 and the‘Right Here’album the Irish pop sensation will be giving fans the opportunity to see him perform Westlife favourites as well as his own recent tracks.
The autumn‘Right Here Tour’is being promoted and produced by LHG Live by arrangement with Solo and will see Shane Filan perform in a variety of entertainment venues and theatres all over the UK, including Dundee Caird Hall, giving fans the opportunity to see him doing what he loves best; entertaining the crowd and singing from the heart.
Shane Filan said:
“‘The Right Here Tour’ earlier in the year was fantastic and I was really proud of how this transcended over so many different venues and places that I hadn’t performed in before. It was incredible to see the reaction from fans, to have them there with me enjoying the songs and joining in! The tour was such as great experience and we have had so many requests for more dates that we thought we might as well give the fans what they want, and go back out on the road in October. I am really excited about this new phase in the tour and looking forward to seeing everyone at the Dundee Caird Hall – it’s going to be a great night!”
The release of the‘Right Here’album has cemented Shane’s position as one of the UK’s most popular male solo artists, following his amazing success as frontman with Westlife.the world’s most successful bands of the last few decades – and the new tour dates promise to show just why Shane is so well loved in his own right.
The album‘Right Here’was mainly recorded in London and Denmark, with Shane working on the music with Cutfather (The Saturdays, JLS), Jez Ashurst (Will Young, Gabrielle Aplin), Jon Maguire (Union J) and Tre Jean-Marie (MNEK, Jason Derulo). It was released on 25th September 2015 and reached Number 1 on the Irish Album Charts and the UK Top 20 in its first week.
The earlier‘Right Here Tour’dates took place in March 2016 and visited 19 locations across the whole of the UK and Ireland.
Westlife had fourteen chart topping singles and forty-four million sales. Their career, Shane says,“fulfilled all of our dreams 1,000 times over. It’s been a remarkable journey for a singer songwriter who grew up inspired by an admiration of Backstreet Boys and Michael Jackson.”
Westlife frontman Shane Filan kicks off his October ‘Right Here Tour’ on 12th October at the Caird Hall, Dundee.
Tickets for the‘Right Here Tour’are on sale from 9.00am on Friday 27th MayDundee City Box Officeand Ticketmaster.
Meet and Great Experiences – a limited number of meet and great upgrades (excluding concert ticket) are available via Ticketmaster.
Sean Lock • Keep it Light • Saturday 8 October 2016
Every three years the comedian Sean Lock writes and tours a new stand-up show. Well he's only gone and done it again! What's he like? Come and see what he's blithering on about this time.
“'He just lets the brilliance of his material dominate the room'”–The Guardian
“'Lock at his best is gloriously intelligent, deliciously unlikely and hilariously funny'”–The Times