Popular band Doug Perkins and the Spectaculars return to Chorley Little Theatre on Saturday 12thMay for a night of rockabilly music and to launch their new EP.
The four-piece band take their inspiration from the pioneers of Rock’n’Roll, recreating the 1950s sound and emulating the greats from Presley to Perkins and Cochran to Cash.
The concert could include popular favourites such as C’Mon Everybody, Blue Suede Shoes, and Rock Around The Clock as well as originals, and songs like Get Lucky done in their distinctive rockabilly style.
The new EP, Tracks To Union Avenue Vol 2, is the long-awaited follow-up to their 2013 debut. The band have been so busy performing live and building a following this is the first chance they’ve had to record again together.
Having performed all over the world, they’re coming back to their home town of Chorley for a special theatre gig, following three sell-out shows in previous years.
The show starts 7.30pm, and tickets are £6 from Malcolm’s Musicland (01257 264362) or www.chorleytheatre.com
Please note the inside of the latest CLT Brochure ("Listings For Spring & Summer 2018") features the wrong date for Gary Delaney. His show is actually on Sunday 30th September 2018. Apologies for any confusion.
Members of Chorley Little Theatre are celebrating another year of success after bringing home 9 prizes from the regional amateur dramatics awards in Southport recently.
Between CADOS and Chorley Youth Theatre, they had 29 nominations and often found themselves competing against each other.
The Society’s family show Whittington! won Best Pantomime, and also Best Panto Lead for Rob Armstrong as King Rat, and Best Comedy Performance for Ryan Norse as the Elvis-inspired Cat. The show was seen by over 2,500 people in December and it’s the second year in a row they’ve won the top prize.
Chorley Youth Theatre did well, with Best Actress wins for Emma Heyes, Best Play Director for Rebecca Moran (both for the production of Roald Dahl’s The Witches) and the musical Into The Woods winning Best Staging and Best Director for Rachel Offord.
There were also special awards for Best Newcomer Callan Grimshaw-Brown and costumer Sandra Dickinson for her long-standing service to amateur theatre.
Chairman Ian Robinson was delighted with the wins “2017 was a big year for us as we replaced all the seats in the auditorium, so it’s great to get recognition for what happened on stage too.”
The new season of CADOS plays opens with The Return of Sherlock Holmes, a follow-up to the winners of Best Play in 2013 and 2015 so the Society is hoping for another gong at the awards this time next year.
There’s a new case for Sherlock Holmes in a thrilling new play at Chorley Little Theatre from 19th February.
After winning top awards for previous instalments theatre group CADOS are reviving the detective for another adventure, which sees Holmes tackle his trickiest case yet.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes is set in the modern-day and stars Dave Reid as the title character, with Siobhan Edge as Mrs Hudson and Bobby Walsh as Dr Watson. With writer/director Mark Jones the team won Best Play and Best Actor awards for productions in 2013 and 2015.
This new standalone play requires no knowledge of the previous stories, as Sherlock returns from a lengthy disappearance to unravel a web of intrigue that threatens to destroy the world. With assassins on his trail, can he crack the case before it’s too late?
Based on the books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the story is updated with modern technology and adult themes but keeps the spirit of the originals. The show is even endorsed by Sir Ian McKellen, who came to watch the last one.
Director Mark Jones describes it as “Conan Doyle meets Quentin Tarantino” and promises the show is accessible for newcomers and previous audiences alike. “Our Sherlock Holmes is easily recognisable from other depictions, and Dave does a brilliant job of balancing the aspects of this complex character.”
The production runs 19th to 24th February at 7.30pm at Chorley Little Theatre. Tickets available from Malcolm’s Musicland or online.
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