Be Bop A Lu La
Sun 10 July
The West End smash hit comes to town starring giants of rock’n’roll – Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, and Buddy Holly.
In 1960, American rockers Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent flew in from the States and were joined by British heartthrob Billy Fury for the UK’s very first multi-artist rock ‘n’ roll tour. Reviewers were appalled by the on-stage antics. Audiences screamed their approval. British youth culture was born! Relive these seminal concerts in the company of incredible singers and a band tighter than a pair of your tightest drainpipe trousers.
And there’s more, Buddy Holly’s live tours were equally responsible for introducing rock’n’roll to the UK. From Cochran’s legendary guitar riffs, Vincent’s menacingly moody stage presence, Fury’s smouldering looks and soaring vocals and Holly’s good-time rock’n’roll anthems, Be Bop a Lula is a real doozer of a stage show.
Johnny Cash Roadshow
Tue 12 July
Only show to be endorsed by the Cash Family! The Johnny Cash Roadshow is finally back and better than ever with a brand new show. This year award winning Clive John pays homage to Cash’s career as the Man In Black, alongside his iconic wife June Carter (Meghan Thomas) and a genuine top of the league band playing double bass, fender telecaster and acoustic guitars, drums, piano, trumpet and four part vocal harmonies. Delivering all the hits such as Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Jackson, Orange Blossom Special and Boy Named Sue along-side some of the darker more atmospheric songs from the later American Recordings such as Hurt, this year’s show is an emotional roller-coaster through Cash’s career, packed together in one fantastic unforgettable evening’s entertainment.
With standing ovations every night, Johnny Cash Roadshow is the longest running, most recognised and still the biggest and best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world today guaranteed to leave you wanting more.
‘His Resemblance is uncanny’ – Rosanne Cash
‘Clive captures my Grandfather JUST as he was’ – Caitlin Crowell -Granddaughter of Johnny Cash
The Carpenters Story
Thu 14 July
A musical journey through the glittering career of pop’s most famous brother and sister duo. This highly acclaimed production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular celebration of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music, selling over 100 million albums and singles.
This brand new show for 2022 once again features the outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley, with Musical Director Phil Aldridge leading The Carpenters Story band as they re-create Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements.
Featuring all of the Carpenters hit songs including Close To You, Top of the World, We’ve Only Just Begun, Rainy Days & Mondays, Goodbye to Love and many more!
‘Phenomenal vocals & great musicianship’ – The Evening Standard
‘Stunning’ – The Echo
The Sound of Streisand – Starring Keeley Smith
Tue 19 July
The show is the only one of its kind in the UK. It celebrates the musical genius and vocal talent of one of the world’s most iconic and much-loved artists of our generation, Barbra Streisand. A sophisticated show that brings together a love for musical theatre and film/pop classics and fuses it into an iconic concert-style show featuring a full orchestra for which Streisand is renowned. It celebrates all the much-loved classic tunes from across the decades.
Featuring Don’t Rain On My Parade, Woman in Love, Guilty, Evergreen, The Way We Were, Enough is Enough, As If We Never Said Goodbye, Somewhere and many more.
The ELO Experience
Wed 20 July
The legacy left by Jeff Lynne & The Electric Light Orchestra barely needs any introduction – suffice to say that between 1972 and 1986 they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet! ‘10538 Overture’, ‘Evil Woman’, ‘Living Thing’, ‘Diary of Horace Wimp’, Don’t Bring me Down’ and of course ‘Mr Blue Sky’ went on to become the soundtrack of our lives.
In 2016 Jeff Lynne’s ELO came back to prominence with the release of a brand new album – Alone In The Universe and a UK and World tour. The ELO Experience tour will included the greatest hits from an extensive and impressive back catalogue spanning over 45 years. Blending rock rhythms with classical influences, ELO also released many classic albums such as ‘A New World Record’, ‘Discovery’ and ‘Out of the Blue’, and many sell-out tours which further established them as one of the most important and influential bands ever.
The ELO Experience are the world’s foremost multi award winning tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. With a sensational string section, a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience. Why not come along and enjoy this incredible show which accurately reproduces the songs and sounds and takes you on a magical musical journey through time.
The ELO Experience have been bringing the music of Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light orchestra to the live stage since 2006.
What’s Love Got To Do With It
Thu 21 July
Brought to you by the award-winning producers behind the hugely successful Whitney – Queen Of The Night, What’s Love Got To Do With It? is the ultimate tribute concert paying homage to one of the most iconic and much loved musical artists of the 20th Century.
In this smash-hit touring theatre show, expect a night of high energy, feel-good rock-and-roll featuring Tina’s greatest hits performed by the amazing vocal talent of Elesha Paul Moses (Whitney – Queen Of The Night, The Voice, X Factor) supported by a full live band. Looking back on a breath-taking career spanning more than 50 years, audiences will enjoy hearing stunning musical arrangements of Tina’s most-loved classic hits including Private Dancer, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, Proud Mary, River Deep, Nutbush City Limits, Simply The Best and many more. This not-to-be missed musical experience is a stunning celebration of one of the greatest female singers of our time.
Fri 22 July
‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decades!
Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured all corners of the World extensively. Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe. Under The Moon of Love’, ‘Three Steps to Heaven’, ‘Hey Rock & Roll’, ‘When’, ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Pretty Little Angel Eyes’ and many, many more. So come and join the ‘Dancin’ Party’… ‘You’ve Got What It Takes’!
The Sound of Springsteen
Sun 24 July
The Sound Of Springsteen, take to the stage for the second year of touring in 2020. After 2 years of getting the show together, and 1 year of touring in 2019, crowds, fans and theatres have given such high reviews from all over the UK.
With a passion for the work of “The Boss”, the 8 piece tribute The Sound Of Springsteen, brings their years of live performances and recording to rock you with Bruce Springsteen’s greatest hits and deep cuts. With songs like Born In The USA, Glory Days, Streets of Philadelphia and many more, this is a night of passion for Springsteen, and we are back in year 2, Bigger and Better.
Lost In Music
Sun 31 July
The night out of the year that you need more than ever, is back! Get ready to get LOST IN MUSIC!
The show that everyone is talking about, now even BIGGER!
Join us as we recreate the Magical 70’s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco!
Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic. This show boasts a sensational live band, incredibly talented cast and stunning vocals and is sure to have you dancing in the aisles! So, come dressed to impress as we celebrate the golden age of Disco!
With songs such as Never Can Say Goodbye, On The Radio, Hot Stuff, Car Wash, Boogie Wonderland and many, many more!
It’s the feel-good show of the year! Lose yourself with us and leave your troubles at home!
Pre-show dining is also available before the show. The Orchard Theatre’s Restaurant provides a delicious range of, unique and memorable dishes, using the freshest local produce and prepared daily by the Head Chef. Reserve your table when booking your show tickets.
To book tickets and for more information visit orchardtheatre.co.uk or call ticket office on 0343 310 0033.