What’s on at Parr Hall/Pyramid: April-May

What’s On

April – May

2019

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April

Sport

An Evening with Anfield Legends

Thursday 4 April 2019, 7.30pm, £29/£30

Parr Hall

Anfield Legends John Barnes, Jan Molby and Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock score with banter and back stories. The trio of former Liverpool players will share tales from the tunnel, drama from the dressing room and problems on the pitch. Audience

participation is a must so a lucky few could be joining their heroes on stage.

https://parrhall.culturewarrington.org/whats-on/an-audience-with-anfield-legends/

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Quiz

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

Friday 5 April 2019, 7.30pm, £8/£9

Parr Hall

The biggest and best music quiz in the UK! With over 100 tracks across eight rounds, Sounds Familiar is as far from a pub quiz as you can get. The whole team is included and you don’t need to know the answers to have fun. Expect to hear anything from Wham! to Weller, Tina Turner to Tinie Tempah and Bruno to Bowie.

https://parrhall.culturewarrington.org/whats-on/sounds-familiar-music-quiz-2/

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Comedy

Comedy Store

Saturday 6 April 2019, 8pm, £15

Pyramid

Laugh-out-loud comedy is returning to Pyramid with some of the very best names in live stand-up, thanks to our friends at The Comedy Store. But be warned – this hilarious show sells out fast, so grab your tickets now before you miss out!

https://pyramid.culturewarrington.org/whats-on/comedy-store-6/

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Music

Whitney – Queen of the Night

Friday 12 April 2019, 7.30pm, £23/£25

Parr Hall

Queen of the Night is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of all time. This award-winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, together with a powerhouse performance in the spirit of Whitney; this show promises to exceed expectations on every level.

https://parrhall.culturewarrington.org/whats-on/whitney-queen-of-the-night/

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Music

Michael Starring Ben

Saturday 13 April 2019, 7.30pm, £25

Parr Hall

The UK’s ultimate Michael Jackson tribute, Ben Bowman, not only looks and sounds like Michael Jackson but has honed his routine so impeccably that audiences believe they’re watching the man himself. An incredible live band and stunning costumes complete the journey back in time as we remember the man, the music, the magic.

https://parrhall.culturewarrington.org/whats-on/michael-starring-ben/

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Music

Absolute Bowie – 50 Years of Bowie

Saturday 20 April 2019, 7pm, £18.50

Parr Hall

50 Years of Bowie is a musical journey through the iconic singer’s ever-changing best-loved personas. This new show features all of Bowie’s greatest hits from the last 50 years in a brand new and revamped set list, performed by a world class five-piece band and featuring more costume changes than any other show.

https://parrhall.culturewarrington.org/whats-on/absolute-bowie-50-years-of-bowie/

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Comedy

Justin Moorhouse – Northern Joker

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 April 2019, 7.30pm, £14

Pyramid

These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America. Closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent. One thing is certain – Justin is a true Northern joker.

https://pyramid.culturewarrington.org/whats-on/justin-moorhouse-northern-joker/

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Music

From The Jam

Friday 26 April 2019, 7.30pm, £25

Parr Hall

From The Jam are celebrating 40 years since their All Mod Cons album with a visit to Parr Hall to play the LP in its entirety. Expect classics Down in the Tube Station at Midnight and ‘A’ Bomb in Wardour Street and tracks only featured on the US release.

https://parrhall.culturewarrington.org/whats-on/from-the-jam/

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May

Music

Charlie Landsborough

Friday 3 May 2019, 7.30pm, £24

Parr Hall

Country music legend Charlie Landsborough will call at Parr Hall in May on an extensive farewell tour. Known as the UK’s premier country music singer, Charlie plans to hang up his guitar, and retire from touring to concentrate on writing and recording music. The musician’s live shows transcend country music and encompass beautiful ballads, folk, blues, rock n roll, pop, gospel and anthems, going some way to explaining his popularity.

https://parrhall.culturewarrington.org/whats-on/charlie-landsborough/

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Comedy

Comedy Store

Saturday 4 May 2019, 8pm, £15

Pyramid

Laugh-out-loud comedy is returning to Pyramid with some of the very best names in live stand-up, thanks to our friends at The Comedy Store. But be warned – this hilarious show sells out fast, so grab your tickets now before you miss out!

https://pyramid.culturewarrington.org/whats-on/comedy-store-7/

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Music

An Evening with Alan McGee

Friday 10 May 2019, 8pm, £15

Pyramid

Music mogul Alan McGee will be sharing stories about discovering Oasis and working with bands like Primal Scream when he visits Pyramid this May. The Scottish businessman and music industry executive has been a record label owner, musician, manager and music blogger for The Guardian. He is best known for co-founding and running the independent Creation Records label and is the man who discovered and signed Oasis.

https://pyramid.culturewarrington.org/whats-on/an-evening-with-alan-mcgee/

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Variety

An Audience with Mark Billy Billingham

Friday 17 May 2019, 7.30pm, £20

Parr Hall

Former SAS Sergeant Major and bodyguard to the stars Mark Billy Billingham is TV’s most experienced, highest-ranking and most decorated SAS leader and sniper. After more than 20 years serving in the SAS, Billy worked as a bodyguard to A-list celebrities like Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise and many others. He is recognisable as one of the stars of SAS: Who Dares Wins and also appeared in the 2015 action film The Gunman starring Sean Penn.

https://parrhall.culturewarrington.org/whats-on/an-audience-with-mark-billy-billingham/

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Music

Bringing on Back the 60s

Saturday 18 May 2019, 7.30pm, £22

Parr Hall

Bringing on Back the 60s, starring New Amen Corner and special guest Nancy Ann Lee as Little Miss Sixties, takes us through the most prolific decade in musical history. Featuring breathtaking visuals on a stunning big screen, authentic costume changes and all the hits, this show will take us back to the days that brought us beat, flower power and psychedelia.

https://parrhall.culturewarrington.org/whats-on/bringing-on-back-the-60s/

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Dance

Vienna Festival Ballet presents Coppelia

Friday 19 May 2019, 2.30pm, £13/£18/£20

Parr Hall

A captivating production, infused with old world charm, Coppélia appeals to audiences of all ages with its captivating story of an eccentric toymaker and his beloved doll. The colourful costumes, lively characters and beautiful music from Delibes all combine to create a magical and comical classic that warms and entertains from start to finish. Coppélia is guaranteed to lift the hearts of all the family.

https://parrhall.culturewarrington.org/whats-on/vienna-festival-ballet-present-coppelia/

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Literature

John Cooper Clarke

Wednesday 29 May 2019, 7pm, £30/£35

Parr Hall

Poet, movie star, rock star, TV and radio presenter, comedian, and social and cultural comedian; not many people can claim to be all of the above, but Dr John Cooper Clarke can. He shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original people’s poet and since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents. JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence is just as visible in today’s pop culture.

https://parrhall.culturewarrington.org/whats-on/john-cooper-clarke/

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Theatre

Menopause the Musical

Friday 31 May 2019, 7.30pm, £30

Parr Hall

Fully armed with a stellar cast, this hilarious stage show flies in the face of menopausal misery, instead choosing to laugh at the common misfortune of all women. Jam packed with hysterical one-liners and an innuendo-laden pop soundtrack, this comedy masterpiece will make you laugh so hard it is guaranteed to put your Tena Ladies to the test!

https://parrhall.culturewarrington.org/whats-on/menopause-the-musical/

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EXHIBITIONS

Unless otherwise stated the following events are free and take place at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Exhibition

Peace at Last

Until 4 May 2019

Peace at Last is the final instalment in a series of exhibitions to commemorate the First World War.  Visitors will discover what life was like for soldiers returning home from the horrors of war and how life for Warrington’s inhabitants changed forever. The exhibition will include research collected by local history groups.

https://wmag.culturewarrington.org/whats-on/peace-at-last/

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EVENTS

Unless otherwise stated the following events will all take place at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery.

Crafternoons!

Saturdays 1pm – 3pm

Get messy with free craft activities for children at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery. Crafternoons take place between 1pm and 3pm every Saturday and have a new and exciting theme every single week. Last admission is 2.45pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult, recommended age 3yrs+. Booking is not required. Visit the museum’s social media pages to see some of the fun things we’ve made recently.

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School holiday craft activities

Easter holidays – Tue 9, Thu 11, Tue 16 and Thu 18 April, 10am-3pm

Keep the kids entertained with free craft activities at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery. Come on down between 10am and 3pm for a whole heap of creative fun and games. Last admission is at 2.45pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult, recommended age 3yrs+. Booking is not required. Visit the museum’s social media pages to see some of the fun things we’ve made recently.

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