Big Reunion stars make it to their own headline tour, as two legends of rock arrive in Preston
Two legends of rock music, both with 50 years of hits apiece, play Preston Guild Hall this weekend.
First up, on Friday night, is Bill Wyman, one-time bassist with the Rolling Stones, and now fronting his own Rhythm Kings band.
His guest artist is Maria Muldaur but the band itself features a host of equally legendary names, including Albert Lee, whose lightning-fast speed has earned him a reputation as the guitarist’s guitarist, and Georgie Fame, rhythm and blues, jazz singer and keyboard player.
On Saturday night, one of the hardest working figures in modern music, Paul Carrack, is set to take to the Guild Hall stage again. The former vocalist of Mike and The Mechanics and the voice behind worldwide hits such as How Long by Ace, and Squeeze’s Tempted, Paul also recently toured the US as a member of Eric Clapton’s band.
Box office: 0844 844 7710 or www.prestonguildhall.com
Motionhouse dance company return to the Grand in Blackpool next Tuesday.
Broken combines athleticism with digital imagery and original music in a uniquely visual spectacle.
Box Office: 01253 74 33 39 or www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk
The Octagon Theatre in Bolton serve up Robin Hood as their seasonal show, in a new adaptation of the legendary tale.
Deep within Sherwood Forest three young children are doing all they can to avoid the boring activities of a family camping holiday. Wishing for an adventure of their own, they find themselves transported back in time, and get far more than they dreamed of when they bump into Robin Hood himself.
The show runs from tomorrow to January 11.
Box office: 01204 520661 or www.octagonbolton.co.uk.
Pop heart throbs and one of the UK’s most successful boy bands, 5ive, are on their own headline tour this winter and play at the Winter Gardens Opera House in Blackpool next Wednesday.
It follows the success of The Big Reunion tour and the subsequent ITV2 series.
5ive enjoyed success worldwide, particularly in the United Kingdom, but split in September 2001, after selling more than 20 million records.
This current 15-date tour sees them perform all their greatest hits live.
Box Office on 0844 856 1111 or www.blackpoollive.co.uk
Stan’s Café bring their staging of “the greatest book ever written” to Live at LICA at Lancaster University on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Anatomy is nearly 400 years old; a vast, 1,500-page attempt to identify the causes, symptoms and cures for all kinds of melancholy. Written by vicar and librarian Robert Burton it contains all the wisdom of its age.
In the hands of Stan’s Café, Burton’s formidable work has been used to create a performance that is entertaining, thought provoking and often, extremely funny.
Box office: 01524 594151 or www.liveatlica.org