‘My Little Town’ is place for music and song

A CELEBRATION of music from Simon and Garfunkel launches a new and varied season at Shaw’s ‘Hidden Gem’.

There’s certainly something for everyone’s taste over the coming months at Playhouse 2 on Newtown Street.

Crompton Stage Society presents its opening production ‘Daisy Pulls It Off’ by Denise Deegan from Saturday, October 6-13, starting at 7.30pm.

Daisy Meredith, the new girl, is the first scholarship student to attend the Grangewood School for Girls.

The privileged students are determined to make Daisy look bad in the eyes of Miss Gibson.
However, Miss Gibson and the School have problems of their own, financial ones.

Daisy wins over her chums and saves the school when she cracks a secret code, finds a treasure and saves the life of her chief nemesis – all on the same night!

Tickets cost £9 and go on sale from Monday, September 17.

There are a couple of one-night shows before then including Tim Chu and Ian Bailey delivering the music of Simon and Garfunkel on Saturday, September 8 at 8pm.

Tickets cost £15 in advance (£17.50 on door).

On Saturday, September 15, multi award winning singer songwriter Kaz Hawkins returns with special guest, Sam York, on piano.

Kaz has now launched as a solo artist with a new touring show ‘My Life And I.’ Tickets are £15 in advance (£17.50 0n door).

There’s a first on Friday, October 19 when Playhouse 2 welcomes the renowned Besses o’ th’ Barn brass band.

Besses have been around since 1818 and have been wowing audiences all over the UK ever since. 100 years ago, they undertook two world tours.

Tickets cost £11 in advance (£13.50 on the door) and are on sale from August 20.

A resurgence in the music of Swedish super popsters Abba can be attributed to the recent release of Mamma Mia 2.

So, why not, on November 2 at the Playhouse, checkout ‘Gimme Abba’ who have performed their unique tribute to Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and Anni-Frid for over 18 years.

They are now embark on their sixth UK theatre tour and the concert promises to be spectacular two-hour performance including new songs and fascinating theatrical elements.

Tickets are £16 in advance and go on sale from August 28.

A day later (November 3) the same stage will be filled by the Houghton Weavers whose longevity is even more enduring than that of Abba.

The Weavers’ vast experience in the business together with their style and professionalism ensures that, as their motto says, they will always ‘keep folk smiling.”

Tickets cost £15 in advance and go on sale on August 28.

International medium Pauline Montgomery visits Shaw on Friday, November 9 at 8pm. Tickets cost £10 in advance and are on sale from September 3.

Mid Life Crisis return on Saturday November 10 playing well known rock and pop songs.

All the profits are for Victoria Breast Care Unit at Royal Oldham Hospital and for Chadderton and Oldham Cancer research.

Tickets are £10 and go on sale on September 3.

Western Valley Hotclub will play their brand of western swing, gypsy jazz and rock and roll on Friday, November 18 at 8pm.

Fronted by dazzling violinist Gaynor Sutcliffe, who played a key role in the Swing Commanders’ story, the talented Clitheroe trio make a welcome return to Playhouse 2.

Tickets are £12.50 in advance and go on sale on September 10.

There’s plenty of musical treats throughout November with Roxy Magic bringing the songs of Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry to the area on Saturday, November at 8pm.

Roxy Magic recreate entirely live material which spans four decades, from futurist/nostalgic art rock, through classic standards to sophisticated adult-oriented rock.

Kevin Hackett is a look-a-like and sound-a-like Bryan Ferry.

Tickets go on sale on September 10 and cost £15 in advance.

Julie A Scott from Liverpool became famous when she appeared on ITV’s talent show New Faces in the early 1980s.

More than 30 years on, the talented singer was named the top Cilla Black tribute act at the National Tribute Awards 2017.

Tickets for a ‘Tribute to Cilla Black’ are £15 in advance and go on sale on September 17.

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