Fantastic line up of shows at St Helens Theatre Royal for Autumn/Winter 2016

The summer holidays may be a distant memory and the nights are starting to draw in, but St Helens Theatre Royal has a sizzling season of entertainment for us to look forward to this autumn/winter 2016.

The theatre, on Corporation Street, has launched its brand new brochure outlining a superb programme with something for everyone – from live music concerts and world class tribute acts to hilarious comedy, mesmerising musicals, brilliant ballet and superb pantos! Here’s sneak preview of some of this season’s highlights…

Celebrate your favourite American anthems from rock gods Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams and Jon Bon Jovi in Classic Rock USA on 4th October, party 70s style at Dancing Queen The Concert on 6thOctober. Hear the story and the music of rock’s greatest icon Rod Stewart in Some Guys Have All The Luck on 8th October or boogie to the music of the brothers Gibb in Nights on Broadway, a tribute to The Bee Gees on 4th November.

There’s more amazing live music to follow on 5th November when X Factor and Joseph star Joe McElderry will light up the theatre with his incredible voice as part of his Northern Lights Tour. And more Northern talent comes from The Houghton Weavers who will deliver a wonderful evening of song and humour to keep you smiling all night long on 5th December.

As well as great music, St Helens Theatre Royal has lined up a wide variety of entertainment. For those who believe in the afterlife, don’t miss world-renowned TV psychic Psychic Sally on 28th September. And on the subject of spiritual matters, Derek Acorah, one of the foremost names in the world of psychic phenomena brings his show The Soul Reunion Tour 2016 to St Helens on 17th November.

Exercise your chuckle muscles at St Helens Theatre Royal which will host some of the funniest comedians this season.

Comedy king, Ken Dodd will have you beaming from ear to ear at his famous Happiness Show on 1stOctober with non-stop gags and a selection of songs presented in Ken’s uniquely versatile style! Meanwhile, Dave Spikey’s Punchlines discusses the need for actual punchlines in his hilarious comedy show on 27th October.

Fresh from its sell out run in Liverpool, the hit comedy The Ruby Slippers comes to St Helens Theatre Royal on 3rd November. This comedy play explores love, friendship and identity, taking audiences on a rollercoaster of emotions, screaming with laughter one minute and reaching for the hankies the next.

If you’re in need for a girls’ night out, then head to St Helens Theatre Royal on 7th October for a classy new all male variety show with full theatre production and explosive choreography. Forbidden Nightsfeatures a male glamour group who can sing, dance and are VERY easy on the eye!

For a touch of nostalgia, don’t miss the stage play version of Helen Forrester’s beloved novel Twopence to Cross the Mersey from 7 – 12th November.

Meanwhile, Andrea Dunbar’s hilarious comedy play Rita, Sue & Bob Too! returns to the St Helens stage from 22 – 26th November starring West End actor Darren Day who will play Bob in this 80s cult classic.

As well as fabulous entertainment for adults, St Helens also has a fantastic range of shows for the whole family this season.

Dance lovers will be mesmerised by the Vienna Festival Ballet’s spellbinding production of Snow Whiteon 5th October.

Pilkington Musical Theatre Company present the world’s favourite musical ANNIE from October 13- 15and you can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll love this heart-warming musical!

Just in time for the half-term, Regal Entertainments will present their enchanting production of Wizard of Oz from October 22-30 starring Eastenders’ actress Cheryl Fergison as The Wicked Witch of the West.

Wildlife TV presenter, adventurer, naturalist and children’s author, Steve Backshall, takes us on a wild tour of his real life expeditions in Steve Backshall’s Wild World on 28th October. This talk is suitable for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages from eight to eighty.

Lastly, the season will come to a spectacular close with Regal Entertainments Ltd’s Christmas pantomime Aladdin. The panto’s all-star cast includes TOWIE’s Amy Childs and Harry Derbridge who will take you on a magic carpet ride of adventure from 3rd December to 8th January 2017.

Chantelle Nolan, theatre manager said:

“We are so excited to reveal our excellent line-up of entertainment for autumn/winter 2016 which caters for all tastes and budges. There really is something for everyone whatever your age, budget or taste so come on down to the Theatre where we promise you’ll have a brilliant night out!”




Psychic Sally – Call Me Psychic 2016

Date: Weds, 28th Sept

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £24


Ken Dodd Happiness Show

Date: Sat, 1st Oct

Time: 7pm

Tickets: £21


Classic Rock USA

Date: Tues, 4th Oct

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets:  Adult £20, Concessions £18


Snow White

Date: Weds, 5th Oct


Tickets: Adult £19.50, Concessions £17.50, Child £13.50


Dancing Queen

Date: Thurs, 6th Oct

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £20


Forbidden Nights

Date: Fri, 7th Oct

Time: 8pm

Tickets: £19.50


Some Guys Have All The Luck

Date: Sat, 8thOct

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £19.50



Date: Thurs, 13 Oct – Sat, 15th Oct

Time: 2pm & 7.30pm

Tickets: Adult £13.50, Child £12, Family £45


The Wizard of Oz

Date: Sat, 22nd Oct – Sun, 30th Oct

Times: Vary

Tickets: Adult £12, Concessions £11, Children £10, Family £42


Dave Spikey Punchlines

Date: Thurs, 27th Oct

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Adults, £17.50, Concessions £16.50


Steve Backshall’s Wild World

Date: Fri, 28th Oct

Time: 7pm

Tickets: Adult £19.50, Concessions £17.50, Child £15.50


The Ruby Slippers

Date: Thurs, 3rd Nov

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets:  Adult £19, Concessions £16


Nights on Broadway

Date: Fri, 4th Nov

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £18.50


Joe McElderry Northern Lights Tour

Date: Sat, 5th Nov

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: VIP £75, Adult £22, Concessions £20, Child (under 14) £15


Twopence To Cross The Mersey

Date: Mon, 7th Nov

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £15


Derek Acorah In The Soul

Date: Thurs, 17th Nov

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets:  £18.50


Rita Sue & Bob Too

Dates: Tues, 22nd Nov – Sat, 26th Nov

Times: Tues – Thurs 7.30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 2.30pm & 8pm

Tickets: Adult £20, Concessions £18.50, Matinee £15



Dates: Sat, 3rd Dec 2016 – Sun, 8th Jan 2017

Times: 2pm & 7pm

Tickets: Vary (see website)


The Houghton Weavers

Date: Mon, 5th Dec

Time: 7pm

Tickets: Adult £12.50, Concessions £11



Book in person at the Theatre Royal Box Office Corporation Street, St. Helens, Merseyside WA10 1LQ (Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm). Alternatively, call 01744 756 000 or log on to:

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