22 April 2024

‘One Night Only’ events for January and February 2024

Wiltshire Creative has announced a programme of seven one-night-only performances and events to run at Salisbury Playhouse through early 2024.

This wide-ranging programming will provide entertainment on quiet winter nights in late January and early February and includes comedy, cabaret, music, and burlesque.

These performances will follow the highly anticipated return of Plested, Brown and Wilsher’s pantomime Dick Whittington from November – January 2024.

Highlights from this new winter programme include:

  • A tribute to the late music legend George Michael with Fastlove: The Tribute to George Michael, which will take place on 25 January and offers a journey through his greatest hits, such as “Careless Whisper,” “Faith,” and “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”.
  • Comedian Tom Davis is set to unleash his wit and humour in his latest show Underdog at Salisbury playhouse on 27 January. Known for his unique style and brilliant storytelling, Davis promises an evening of laughter that will leave you in stitches.
  • Cabaret trio Fascinating Aïda will take the stage for an evening of laughter, music and biting social commentary. The UK tour celebrating their 40th anniversary year will arrive in Salisbury on 2 February.

FASTLOVE: THE TRIBUTE TO GEORGE MICHAEL
Thursday 25 January at 7:30pm

Direct from London’s West End, this is the world’s favourite George Michael celebration!
Make new memories whilst reliving old classics, this one is for the fans as we celebrate one of the greatest musicians the world has ever seen, and we say thank you!

This show has it all, the power, emotion and star quality in this stunning production with full video and light show, as we respectfully recreate the soundtrack to your life.

Playing all the hits, from Wham! right through his glittering career, including, “Wake Me Up”, “Too Funky”, “Father Figure”, “Freedom”, “Faith”, “Knew You Were Waiting”, “Careless Whisper” and many more.

TOM DAVIS: UNDERDOG
Saturday 27 January at 7:30pm

Sweet soul Tom Davis is best known for hit shows King Gary, The Curse, Murder In Successville, Live at the Apollo and his hugely popular podcast Wolf and Owl with Romesh Ranganathan.

Embarking on his biggest tour to date with his brand-new show, Underdog, Tom will be exploring life as the longshot. From leaving school with no qualifications and years working on building sites, through the difficult road to fatherhood, acting in blockbuster films and yet still being told he’s punching by a waiter.

Big Tom Davis’s return to stand up should not be missed.

I, CLARA
Tuesday 30 January at 7:30pm

Experience the mesmerising fusion of classical music and spoken word as Lucy Parham performs the breathtaking works of Clara Schumann. Dame Harriet Walter’s compelling narration of Lucy’s words adds depth to the performance, creating an unforgettable and emotionally rich experience.

THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN
Wednesday 31 January at 7:30pm

Seen by over a million people, now in its 18th year!

It’s no surprise that this show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history.
Get ready for the biggest Motown party of the year.

You will be going loco down in Acapulco as we take you back down memory lane with all the Motown classics from artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and many, many more.
Celebrate the sound of a generation with one very special night of The Magic of Motown!

AN EVENING OF BURLESQUE
Thursday 1 February at 7:30pm

A night of laughter, cabaret, mystery and glamour!

Roll up, roll up. . . the UK’s longest running burlesque show returns and it’sbigger than ever.

The ultimate variety show blends stylish cabaret, comedy, music, circus and burlesque, featuring
world-class entertainers and stars of the stage and screen in an extravaganza of glitz and glamour. It’s a sensational variety show for the 21st century! Expect the unexpected – it’s cabaret o’clock!

FASCINATING AÏDA
Friday 2 February at 7:30pm

Celebrating 40 years on the road, Dillie, Liza and Adèle, Britain’s raciest and sassiest musical cabaret trio, are bringing their brand-new show to theatres across the UK.

Fascinating Aïda have racked-up millions of internet followers, performed in the world’s most prestigious venues and have been showered with awards and plaudits since they sashayed onto the scene back in 1983.

Uniquely charming with diamond-sharp satire, filthy, hilarious, belligerent, political, poignant and outrageous, this indomitable trio are still the mistresses of their craft. Marking this astonishing milestone, the show will feature much-loved favourites and some wickedly hilarious new songs. If you’ve been delighted by “Dogging”, sung along to “Cheap Flights” or shared their rudest ever Christmas song, don’t miss the chance to celebrate with these unstoppable performers in their glorious prime!

ALFIE MOORE: A FACE FOR RADIO
Saturday 3 February at 7:30pm

Thirty years of shift work and being punched in the face has left ‘Fair Cop’ Alfie with a ‘face for radio’. A face not so much ‘lived in’ as inhabited by squatters with little regard to property maintenance! A surprising career shift turned middle-aged Alfie from street cop to BBC radio star.

But when TV fame beckoned, could he grasp it or was it past it?

Tickets can be bought via the Wiltshire Creative Website – https://www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk/whats-on

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Andy Munns
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Written by Andy Munns