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- Stockport Plaza
STOCKPORT PLAZA SUMMER & AUTUMN 2015
TE D DOA N
General Manager
In October 1932 a vision was born for Stockport and the North West in the form of
a Super Cinema and Variety Theatre that would evoke the glamour of the era with
its sumptuous surroundings, highest possible attention to detail in its customer
care and an eclectic mix of screen and stage presentation, supported by the finest
Café dining experience which we continue to this day with the addition of our
events and wedding facilities, details of which can be obtained by contacting our
Events and Hospitality Manager Vicky Cruse on 0161 480 3818
Your Plaza Super Cinema and Variety Theatre hosts the biggest stage productions
including our sensational family pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,
musicals, stage plays, comedians, concerts and family shows alongside satellite
broadcasts, current and classic films presented in their correct ratio and format,
ensuring the golden classics can be seen on the big screen as they should
be enjoyed.
With our ongoing maintenance and restoration appeal dedicated to restoring
and maintaining Stockport’s 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre,
The Plaza is acclaimed as the UK’s finest example of its genre and a building of
international significance.
Your support in joining us for a future event helps us preserve this magnificent
building for future generations and enables us to serve you for many more years
to come and I look forward to hopefully welcoming you in person to The Plaza in
Stockport in the very near future.
Patrons of the Plaza:
Leslie Phillips CBE; Sabrina; The Right Honourable, The Baroness Bakewell DBE; & Ken Dodd OBE.
SHOW ICON KEY:
2
Drama
Live music
Comedy
Dance
Film
Family show
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Adults only
W E ' LL M EET AGA I N
Tuesday 2nd June at 2.30pm
Starring Comedy Entertainer STEVE
BARCLAY, bringing Impressions of
the Wartime Comedians and by
Very Special Request a return of
Britain’s Greatest Virtuoso of the
Ukelele ANDY EASTWOOD,
This year we have a New West End
singing star MAGGIE O’HARA who
will be bringing the Songs of Vera
Lynn and Gracie Fields and a touch
of Ann Shelton, to our Wartime
Cavalcade.
With full supporting cast of
MERVYN FRANCIS Former singer
from the Black and White Minstrel
Show and our Special Guest
Comedian and multi instrumentalist
PETE LINDUP, here is a show of
REAL variety. With the live Music
of the MARTYN ST JAMES BAND
TICKETS: £12.50 (SENIOR CITIZENS: £10.50)
PA S HA KOVAL EV:
LIFE THROU G H DA N C E
Thursday 4th June at 7.30pm
In this amazing new show starring
Pasha and his sensational dancers,
the audience will be transported
into the world of Ballroom and
Latin Dance with all it's glitter
and sequence.
'Life Through Dance' is a nonstop action and sparkles packed
journey through life and love,
expressed by the language of
dance. The production will feature
breathtaking choreography,
sensational music and
amazing costumes.
It will be a fun and exciting
adventure for the entire family
during which there will even be
the opportunity to participate!
TICKETS: £23 (CONCESSIONS: £21)
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THE BILLY F U RY Y EA RS
Friday 5th June at 7.30pm
‘The Billy Fury Years’ takes you on a
musical journey through the musical
career of Britain's best loved rock
'n roller.
Michael King and his fantastic
collection of musicians bring you
an exciting two hour show filled
with Fury’s greatest hits including Jealousy, I Will, In Thoughts of You,
and Halfway to Paradise to name but
a few, all delivered in true Fury style.
Hailed as the best Fury since
Fury, Michael bears an uncanny
resemblance to Billy Fury which
he further enhances by a series of
wonderful costume changes. But if
that is not enough, the production
is further enhanced by the addition
of a fantastic audio and video
presentation.
TICKETS: £18
NT LIVE SCREENING: LONDON ROAD
Tuesday 9th June at 6.45pm
Hailed as a remarkable,
groundbreaking work during
two sell-out runs at the National
Theatre, the feature film
adaptation of LONDON ROAD
reunites the award-winning team,
with a script by Alecky Blythe and
music by Adam Cork, and directed
by Rufus Norris (Broken).
With an ensemble cast that
includes Olivia Colman, Kate
Fleetwood, Anita Dobson and
Tom Hardy, LONDON ROAD
documents the events that
shook Suffolk in 2006, when the
quiet rural town of Ipswich was
shattered by the discovery of
the bodies of five women. This
unmissable premiere event will
feature an exclusive Q&A following
the screening with the key cast and
crew, broadcast live from London.
TICKETS: £15 (CONCESSIONS/FILM CLUB MEMBERS £13)
SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE ON SCREEN:
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
Thursday 11th June at 7.00pm
Cleopatra, the alluring and
fascinatingly ambiguous Queen of
Egypt, has bewitched the great Mark
Antony, soldier, campaigner and now
one of the three rulers of the Roman
Empire. When Antony quarrels with
his fellow leaders and throws in his
lot with Cleopatra, his infatuation
threatens to split the Empire in two.
The third of our Roman Tragedies,
Antony & Cleopatra picks up
Antony’s story many years after
Julius Caesar. Virtue and vice,
transcendent love and realpolitik
combine in Shakespeare’s greatest
exploration of the conflicting claims
of sex and power, all expressed in a
tragic poetry of breath-taking beauty
and magnificence.
TICKETS: £15 (CONCESSIONS / FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £13)
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LE T' S H A N G ON
Friday 12th June at 7.30pm
Following huge demand after their
performance here last year, Let’s
Hang On returns to take you on a
musical journey through the history
of one of the most successful
bands of all time – Frankie Valli &
The Four Seasons!
Featuring an anthology of hit songs
including Can’t Take My Eyes Off
You, Bye Bye Baby, December
1963 (Oh What A Night!), Walk
Like A Man, Sherry, Working My
Way Back To You, Big Girls Don’t
Cry, Grease and many more!
Prepare for an electric atmosphere
and don’t be surprised to find
yourself on your feet and dancing
before the night is over!!
‘You guys are dynamite!’ - Frankie Valli
TICKETS: £21
CHRISTIE FUNDRAISING EVENT
Sunday 14th June at 3.00pm
Join us for an afternoon of
song, dance and much more
by performers from across the
North West.
The money raised will help
The Christie continue to
pioneer treatment and research
breakthroughs bringing us a step
closer to a future without cancer.
TICKETS: £10 (CONCESSIONS: £8)
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FI LM: Q UA D ROP H EN I A
Friday 19th June at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
London, 1965: Like many other
youths, Jimmy hates the philistine
life, especially his parents and his
job in a company's mailing division.
Only when he's together with his
friends, a 'Mod' clique, cruises
London on his motor-scooter and
hears music such as that of 'The
Who' and 'The High Numbers', he
feels free and accepted. However,
it's a flight into an illusionary world.
TICKETS: £6.50 (CONCESSIONS: £5.50/FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £4.50)
T HE G R E AT P L A Z A BAK E OF F
Sunday 21st June at 3.00pm
Join us for an Afternoon Tea with
a difference with cakes made by
Great British Bake Off finalist, Luis
Troyano.
With some of the most stunning
bakes to grace the Bake Off tent,
we are delighted that Great British
Bake Off finalist, Luis Troyano,
will be with us on Sunday 21st
June at 3pm in the sumptuous
surroundings of our Art Deco Café
Restaurant to share some of his
baking knowledge (and his cakes!)
with you.
Includes afternoon tea with cakes
made by Luis Troyano.
TICKETS: £19
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STO CKP O RT S H OWC A S E
O F DAN C E
Thursday 25th June at 7.30pm
The ‘Stockport Showcase of
Dance 2015’ arrives once again
at The Plaza Theatre on Thursday
25th June. This is the sixth
consecutive year that the event
has taken place and is an evening
dedicated to celebrating the
talent of the dancers from over
ten of Stockport’s Secondary
Schools and Colleges. Students
aged between 11 and 18 will
be showcasing their talents and
performing an array of different
dances in a variety of styles
including Contemporary, Street
and Hip Hop as well as Jazz. There
is also a collaborative finale piece
performed by a small number of
students from each school and
college involved.
TICKETS: £5 (FAMILY TICKET: £15)
F ILM : FA R F ROM T H E
MA D DIN G C ROW D
Friday 26th June at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Adapted from the classic love story by
Thomas Hardy, ‘Far From The Madding
Crowd’ follows the life of Bathsheba
Everdene and her relationship with a
young shepherd.
Though Gabriel Oak, the shepherd, loves
her and proposes to her, she has another
admirer, the lonely and repressed –
though highly eligible – bachelor William
Boldwood. The web of relationships
grows even more complicated when
the handsome, dashing Sergeant Troy
returns and encounters her one night.
Directed by Thomas Vinterberg, (‘The
Hunt’) ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’
has an all-star cast including Carey
Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts and
Michael Sheen.
TICKETS: £6.50 (CONCESSIONS: £5.50/FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £4.50)
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R JL DA NCE S T U D I O P RES EN TS
R H YT H M OF T H E N I G H T
Sat 27th June at 7.00pm and Sun 28th June at 1.30pm and 6.00pm
RJL Showcase a variety of styles
including ballet, tap, modern, street
jazz, hip hop, showdance and
musical theatre.
A fantastic show for all the family.
To book call John on 07758 129332.
TICKETS: £14.50 (CHILDREN: £12.50)
BEHIND THE S C EN ES TOU RS
Monday 29th June at 11.00am
Join us for our popular Behind the Scenes Tours for you, your friends or your group to
enjoy a tour of Stockport’s magnificent art deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.
Please refer to page 20 for more details.
TICKETS: £6
T HE T H R E E D EG REES
Tuesday 30th June at 7.30pm
The Three Degrees are an American
female vocal group, formed in 1963
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The
group has remained a trio with
2 original members since Sheila
Ferguson left many moons ago.
A firm favourite with Prince
Charles They sang at his 30th
birthday party and were guests at
his wedding to Princess Diana.
The Three Degrees are well known
for their soulful voices, beautiful
gowns, and fabulous stage shows.
They are known all around the
world for songs like "When will I see
you again", "Dirty Ol' Man", "Take
Good Care Of Yourself". They have
been continuously touring for more
than 40 years and are still touring
to this day.
TICKETS: £25
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ENO LIVE SCREENING: CARMEN
Wednesday 1st July at 7.30pm
A passionate tale of lust, seduction
and betrayal, no other opera boasts
as popular a following as Bizet’s
Carmen. Set during the dying days
of Franco’s Spain, Calixto Bieito’s
acclaimed production of this mustsee opera has been enjoyed by
audiences across Europe.
Bizet’s dazzling score evokes all the
sounds and sizzling atmosphere of
Spain through some of the opera’s
most famous melodies, from
Carmen’s seductive ‘Habanera’ to
the Toreadors’ stirring parade.
TICKETS: £15 (CONCESSIONS / FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £13)
AUTHORS EVENT: SILVERDELL IN
CONVERSATION WITH ANNIE BARROWS
Thursday 2nd July at 7.30pm
Annie Barrows is the co-author of
The Guernsey Literary and Potato
Peel Pie Society, an international
bestseller that was named one of
the ten best books of the year by
Time. In her latest novel, The Truth
According to Us, she once again
evokes the charm and eccentricity
of a small town filled with
extraordinary characters, troubled
by a long-held mystery. Annie
Barrows lives in California.
We are thrilled to be hosting an
event with Annie at The Plaza on
2nd July at 7:30pm where she will
be talking about her new book The
Truth According to Us. There will
also be a Q&A session followed
by signing of books.
TICKETS: £18.50
(INCLUDES A SIGNED, HARDBACK COPY OF ANNIE'S NEW BOOK)
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F ILM : GU YS & D OL L S
Friday 3rd July at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
All the hot gamblers are in town,
and they're all depending on
Nathan Detroit to set up this
week's incarnation of "The Oldest
Established Permanent Floating
Crap Game in New York"; the only
problem is, he needs $1000 to get
the place. Throw in Sarah Brown,
who's short on sinners at the
mission she runs; Sky Masterson,
who accepts Nathan's $1000 bet
that he can't get Sarah Brown to go
with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide,
who wants Nathan to marry her;
Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who
always seems to appear at the
wrong time; and the music/lyrics of
Frank Loesser, and you've got quite
a musical. Includes the songs: Fugue
for Tinhorns, "Luck Be a Lady", "Sit
Down, You're Rocking the Boat".
TICKETS: £6.50 (CONCESSIONS: £5.50/FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £4.50)
ORGA N CO F F EE M ORN I N G
Saturday 4th July at 10.00am
Join us for this free to attend
concert from 10am till 1pm and
relax in the wonderful surroundings
of Stockport’s art deco gem.
Proceeds from all beverage sales
and stalls go towards the ongoing
Maintenance and Restoration
Appeal of Stockports 1932
Art Deco Super Cinema
and Variety Theatre
FREE ADMISSION
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FILM: JAWS
Saturday 4th July at 2.30 and 7.30pm
In the 1975 release JAWS, it's a hot
Independence Day holiday on Amity
Island, a small community whose
main business is its beaches. When
new Sheriff Martin Brody discovers
the remains of a shark attack victim,
his first inclination is to close the
beaches to swimmers.
Soon Quint, Brody and Matt Hooper
from the Oceanographic Institute
are at sea hunting the Great White
Shark. As Brody succinctly surmises
after their first encounter with the
creature, they’re going to need a
bigger boat.
TICKETS: £6.50 (CONCESSIONS: £5.50/FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £4.50)
SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE ON SCREEN:
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
Tuesday 7th July at 7.00pm
Basing his plot on a farce by
Plautus, Shakespeare caps the
mayhem of his Roman original to
build up a hectic tale of violent
cross-purposes, furious slapstick
and social nightmare.
The final Globe On Screen film
for 2015 brings the perfect light
relief to close an epic season of
war and tragedy. This sell-out
production employed authentic
Renaissance costumes and staging
and will have cinema audiences
roaring with laughter as it crams in
“more hilarious anarchy than you
can shake a fish, cat or identityconfused servant at.” (London
Theatre Guide).
TICKETS: £15 (CONCESSIONS / FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £13)
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JOE McELDERRY
Saturday 11th July at 7.30pm
X-FACTOR winner Joe McElderry
is hitting the road with a brand new
show after the sell-out success of
last year’s nationwide tour.
The Evolution Tour showcases Joe’s
renowned versatility which has won
him a unique fan base. But it is Joe’s
sheer energy and vitality which carry
the show – and the audience into
the night with a sense of elation.
The Evolution Tour features new
numbers and new routines which
will entertain his fans, old and new.
His unmistakable voice, easy wit and
warm rapport have endeared him to
all ages from 5 to 95. And his loyal
band of fans made 2014’s 60-gig Set
Your Soul Alive tour a major hit.
The Evolution Tour shows Joe is still
an ever growing talent.
TICKETS: £19.50 (CONCESSIONS: £18/ FAMILY TICKET: £60)
GIBSO N S DA N C E AC A D EM Y
P R E S E N TS T H E DA N C E S H OW
Sunday 12th July at 5.30pm
Making a welcome return to The
Plaza, Gibsons Dance Academy
returns for our Annual dance show
with our finest dance performances.
A prefect treat for all the family.
TICKETS: £12 (SENIOR CITIZENS / CHILDREN: £10)
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NT ENCORE SCREENING: EVERYMAN
Thursday 16th July at 7.00pm
BAFTA winner and Academy
Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor
(12 Years a Slave) takes the title role
in this dynamic new production of
one of English drama’s oldest plays,
directed by the National Theatre’s
new Director Rufus Norris (Broken,
London Road).
Everyman is successful, popular
and riding high when Death comes
calling. He is forced to abandon the
life he has built and embark on a
last, frantic search to recruit a friend,
anyone, to speak in his defence. But
Death is close behind, and time is
running out.
A startling production with words by
Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and
movement by Javier De Frutos.
TICKETS: £15 (CONCESSIONS / FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £13)
CA F É R E S TAU RAN T:
GATS BY MUR D ER M YS T ERY
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Friday 17th July at 7.30pm
Welcome to The Gatsby Mansion
in Long Island. The year is 1922.
Wall Street is booming with a steady
golden roar. The parties are bigger,
the shows are broader, the buildings
are higher, the models are looser
and the liquor is cheaper. But the
cracks are starting to show in the
lavish lifestyles of the nouveau riche
and someone's decided not to be
a sport as the green light is lit for
murder. Can you solve the crime or
is the best you can hope for to be a
beautiful little fool?
THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD
OUT, BUT PLEASE REFER TO
PAGES 36 & 55 FOR ADDITIONAL
CAFÉ RESTAURANT MURDER
MYSTERY EVENTS.
TICKET: £32.50 (INCLUDING 3 COURSE DINNER)
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ANDRÉ RIEU'S 2015 MAASTRICHT
CONCERT ON SCREEN
Tuesday 21st July at 7.30pm
This year is the 11th consecutive
year of André Rieu’s traditional
summer evening concerts, staged
on the most romantic city square
in The Netherlands: the Vrijthof in
Maastricht! Be prepared for emotions
to soar during one of the most
extraordinary concerts of the year as
the maestro puts on a magnificent
spectacle during this very special
annual event.
One of the most popular live acts
in the world, the ‘King of Waltz’ will
be working his magic to present an
unforgettable evening full of humour,
music and emotion for every age.
Be swept away with the incredible
atmosphere, which attracts audiences
from every corner of the globe.
TICKETS: £15 (CONCESSIONS / FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £13)
RS C LIV E S C REEN I N G :
THE ME RCHAN T OF VEN I C E
Wednesday 22nd July at 7.00pm
In the melting pot of Venice, trade
is God. With its ships plying the
globe, the city opens its arms to
all, as long as they come prepared
to do business and there is profit
to be made.
With the gold flowing all is well,
but when a contract between
Bassanio and Shylock is broken,
simmering racial tensions boil
over. A wronged father, and
despised outsider, Shylock looks
to exact the ultimate price for a
deal sealed in blood.
Polly Findlay (Arden of Faversham
2014) directs Shakespeare's
uncompromising tragedy.
TICKETS: £15 (CONCESSIONS / FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £13)
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FILM: THE BATTLES OF CORONEL
AND FALKLAND ISLANDS
Friday 24th July at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
The Battles of Coronel and the
Falkland Islands is a Silent feature
with a new Orchestral track
featuring a dramatic reconstruction
of two 1914 naval battles off
Coronel and the Falkland Islands.
The first a defeat of the British by
Vice Admiral Maximilian von Spee,
the second a retaliation by the
British under vice Admiral Sturdee.
TICKETS: £6.50 (CONCESSIONS: £5.50/FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £4.50)
PRINCES OF POP
Saturday 25th July at 7.30pm
Indulging in the nostalgia of such
shows as ‘The Big Reunion’ and
‘McBusted’, we are proud to present
‘Princes of Pop’. An exhilarating
journey of the most memorable
moments from the best boy bands
of the 90s to the present day.
Including songs such as Take That’s
‘Back For Good’, ‘Greatest Day’;
Westlife’s ‘Flying Without Wings’,
‘What About Now’; The Backstreet
Boys, ‘All I Have To Give’, ‘I want it
that Way’, JLS’s ‘Everybody In Love’,
‘She Makes Me Wanna’ and many
more. “Princes Of Pop” will get you
up on your feet and dancing all night!
TICKETS: £16 (CONCESSIONS: £14)
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CAFÉ RESTAURANT: EVERYTHING
STOPS FOR SUMMERTIME TEA
Sunday 26th July at 4.00pm
Join us during the sun drenched
long heady days of a Great British
Summer for a sunshine filled twist
on our sell out tea parties in the
sumptuous surroundings of our Art
Deco Café Restaurant, where the
Plazarettes – The Plaza’s renowned
waitress team – serve the finest
English tea after some enjoyable
Summertime entertainment

TICKETS: £14
BE HI ND THE S C EN ES TOU RS
Monday 27th July at 11.00am
Join us for our popular Behind the
Scenes Tours for yourself, your
friends or your group to enjoy a
tour of Stockport’s magnificent
1932 art deco Super Cinema and
Variety Theatre.
Many of the greatest stage and
screen stars of yesteryear and
the modern day have appeared
in person or on the silver screen
here at Stockport’s 1932 Super
Cinema and Variety Theatre since
its doors first opened. Here’s your
chance to have a special guided tour
behind the scenes in this building of
international significance.
Buy your tickets in advance, or
simply turn up on the day. Tours
commence at The Plaza's
main entrance at 11am.
TICKETS: £6
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T R E E FU TOM L I V E!
Saturday 1st August at 1.00pm & 3.30pm
Join CBeebies star, Tree Fu Tom, as
he takes to the stage in his first
nationwide ‘live’ tour!
Follow Tom, Twigs, Ariela and
friends on an action packed
adventure through the magical
world of Treetopolis! After finding
a dusty old map, Tom decides to
follow where it leads and see if it
will take them to any mysterious
hidden treasure - but it’s not an
easy route to follow. Tom and his
friends must travel through wild
weather and catch the mischievous
Mushas who are making trouble
along the way!
Full of fun, music and laughter, Tom
will need your help to do the Tree
Fu moves that could help save the
day. Be part of the magic!
TICKETS: £12.50 (CHILDREN: £10.50 / FAMILY TICKET: £42)
FILM: PIN O CCHI O
Friday 7th August at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
The Plaza Super Cinema and Variety
Theatre offers you an opportunity
to celebrate and enjoy the 1940
release of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio,
the legendary masterpiece that
inspired millions to believe
in their dreams.
Join Geppetto’s beloved puppet,
with Jiminy Cricket as his guide,
on a thrilling quest that tests
Pinocchios bravery, loyalty and
honesty, virtues he must learn to
become a real boy.
The one and only Pinocchio will live
on forever in the hearts of anyone
who has wished upon a star…..
TICKETS: £6.50
(CONCESSIONS: £5.50/FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £4.50 / CHILDREN: £3)
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DIS CO F EV ER L I VE!
Saturday 15th August at 7.30pm
Join us for DISCO FEVER LIVE!
Featuring the sensational ODYSSEY
and THE REAL THING, live on stage
plus Special Guests.
TICKETS: £20 – £27.50
ROY CH U B BY B ROW N
Friday 21st August at 7.30pm
Roy Chubby Brown returns with his
meatiest show yet!
He’s still rude, he’s still crude and
this time he’s turning headlines
into punch lines as his rip-roaring
brand of banter continues to burst
bellies across the country. Chubby
doesn’t hold back from sharing his
outlandish views on news, women
and gender, sailing so close to the
mark, even the most seasoned of
fans will be left gob-smacked!
As politically incorrect as ever
‘The World’s Most Outrageous
Comedian’ is far too rude for TV,
so this live performance is the
only place to catch the flamboyant
comedian!
If easily offended please stay away
– Over 18 Adults Only!
TICKETS: £18.50 (CONCESSIONS: £17.50)
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ALICE IN WON D ERL AN D
Saturday 22nd August at 11.00am & 2.00pm
To celebrate the 150th anniversary
of Lewis Carroll’s classic, Alice in
Wonderland, The Plaza is proud to
present an hour long promenading
performance of puppetry and song
from Attic Door Productions in a
show guaranteed to be entertaining
for all ages.
After the show you are invited to
take to the stage for a fun-filled
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!
TICKETS: INCLUDING MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY
ADULTS £15.50 / CHILDREN £9.50
GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS ATTEMPT
Sunday 23rd August
Be a part of a very special Guinness
Book of Records event as The Plaza
hosts a record breaking attempt for
all the family to take part in….
Watch press and our website
www.stockportplaza.co.uk
for full and exciting details!!
BE HI ND THE S C EN ES TOU RS
Monday 24th August at 11.00am
Join us for our popular Behind the Scenes Tours for you, your friends or your group to
enjoy a tour of Stockport’s magnificent art deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.
Please refer to page 20 for more details.
TICKETS: £6
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RSC LIVE SCREENING: OTHELLO
Wednesday 26th August at 7.00pm
Othello is the greatest general of
his age. A fearsome warrior, loving
husband and revered defender of
Venice against its enemies. But he
is also an outsider whose victories
have created enemies of his own,
men driven by prejudice and
jealousy to destroy him. As they plot
in the shadows, Othello realises too
late that the greatest danger lies not
in the hatred of others, but his own
fragile and destructive pride.
After more than a decade working
in film and television on projects
from Star Wars to Holby City, Hugh
Quarshie returns to the RSC to play
Shakespeare’s Othello. He was last
seen with us in Faust and Julius
Caesar (1996).
TICKETS: £15 (CONCESSIONS / FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £13)
CA FÉ R E S TAU RAN T:
SUMME R JAZ Z C A F É
Thursday 27th August at 7.30pm
Join us for an evening of sublime
jazz and fine dining as we
welcome back Sue Parish and her
band to perform a swinging mix of
vintage standards, including plenty
of classics from George Gershwin,
Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael
and other great composers of
the jazz age, plus a smattering
of bossa nova and some sultry
ballads.
With great music and a three
course dinner served in the finest
of Art Deco surroundings this is
a seasonal treat that should be a
must in any music lovers diary.
TICKETS: £28.50
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F ILM : AL AD D I N
Friday 28th August at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Soar away on a magic carpet ride of
non stop laughs and thrills in one
of the most spectacular adventures
of all time!.... In the heart of an
enchanted city, a commoner
named Aladdin and his mischievous
monkey, Abu battle to save the free
spirited Princess Jasmine from the
schemes of the evil sorcerer Jafar.
Aladdin’s whole life changes with
one rub of a magic lamp as a fun
loving, shape shifting Genie appears
and grants him three wishes, setting
him on an incredible journey.
TICKETS: £6.50
(CONCESSIONS: £5.50 / FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £4.50 / CHILDREN: £3)
THE CINEMA ORGAN SOCIETY AND THE PLAZA
SUPER CINEMA AND VARIETY THEATRE PRESENT
S ILE NT F I L M EVEN T
FE ATUR IN G N I G EL OG D EN
Sunday 30th August at 7.30pm
The Plaza Super Cinema and Variety
Theatre and the Cinema Organ
Society proudly present a silent
screening of THE GENERAL starring
Buster Keaton and LIBERTY starring
Laurel and Hardy accompanied
on the Mighty Compton by
Nigel Ogden known to music
enthusiasts around the world not
only as a musician but also for
his presentation of The Organist
Entertains on BBC Radio 2.
Join us for this rare opportunity to
experience the majesty of the silent
screen accompanied by the Mighty
Compton Organ presented on the
giant silver screen.
TICKETS: £7 (CONCESSIONS: £6 / FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £5)
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BA R RY N ORM AN ' S
FAVO UR I T E F I L M S
Thursday 3rd September at 7.30pm
A chance to enjoy an evening of
clips and chat in the company of
Britain’s favourite film reviewer.
As an icon of the small screen,
Barry was rightly regarded as the
nation’s foremost authority on
20th century cinema.
Here he shows some of his
favourite movie moments and
talks about the many stars of
the silver screen he has met,
interviewed or admired.
This is a unique opportunity for the
theatre going film lover to meet the
man who has so many great stories
to tell about his favourite films,
including Casablanca, Gone With
The Wind and Dirty Harry.
TICKETS £18.00 (CONCESSIONS £17.00/ FILM CLUB MEMBERS £16)
F ILM : T H E 3 9 S T EP S
Friday 4th September at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
One of the best known of Alfred
Hitchcocks British films. This
civilised spy yarn follows the
escapades of Richard Hannay
(Robert Donat) who stumbles into
a conspiracy that involves him in
a hectic chase across the Scottish
Moors – A chase in which he is the
pursuer and the persued.
TICKETS: £6.50 (CONCESSIONS: £5.50/FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £4.50)
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FAC IN G THE M U S I C W I T H
PAT R ICIA ROU T L ED G E
AND E DWA RD S EC K ERS ON
Wednesday 9th September at 7.30pm
It is still one of the best kept secrets in
show business that Patricia Routledge
trained not only as an actress but
also as a singer and had considerable
experience and success in musical
theatre, both in this country and in
the United States.
Her many awards include a Tony
for her Broadway performance in
the Styne-Harburg musical Darling
of the Day and a Laurence Olivier
Award for her performance in
Leonard Bernstein’s Candide. In this
fascinating encounter with the writer
and broadcaster Edward Seckerson
she recalls this very special part of her
career with access to some rare and
treasured recordings.
TICKETS: £18 (CONCESSIONS: £16/ EARLY BIRD OFFER:
£2 OFF STANDARD AND CONCESSION TICKETS UNTIL 01.07.15)
BLAKE
Thursday 10th September at 7.30pm
Hot on the heels of IL DIVO and
Collabro, Brit-Award-winning
harmonisers BLAKE are back
with a new album, new songs &
their most uplifting live show yet!
Inspired by the lush trio harmonies
of The Three Tenors, The Bee
Gees and The Lettermen, the boys
will perform exclusive songs from
their latest CD 'In Harmony' along
with hits from their 4 other award
winning pop/classical albums,
including 'Fields of Gold', 'Bring Him
Home', 'Nessun Dorma' & 'Chasing
Cars'. Fresh from tours to the USA,
Russia, Korea & China, expect their
famous & lively audience banter to
feature some hilarious new stories!
Celebrating eight years of touring
worldwide, BLAKE still offer the
most eclectic vocal mix of classical,
pop, rock & musicals ever seen.
TICKETS: £18.50 (CONCESSIONS: £17.50)
NT E NCO R E S C REEN I N G :
THE BE AUX ' S T RATAG EM
Friday 11th September at 7.00pm
The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr
Archer, two charming, dissolute
young men who have blown
their fortunes in giddy London.
Shamed and debt-ridden, they
flee to provincial Lichfield. Their
‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.
But their greatest obstacle is love.
When the Beaux meet their match
in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they
are most at risk, for in love they
might be truly discovered.George
Farquhar’s final play is a fabulous
carnal comedy.
TICKETS: £15 (CONCESSIONS / FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £13)
HERITAGE OPEN DAY
Sunday 13th September from 10.00am
Stockport’s 1932 Super Cinema
and Variety Theatre throws open
its doors at 10am as part of the
National Heritage Open Days for a
full day of free to attend events and
guided tours.
Tours commence at 11am, 1pm and
3pm. No need to book, simply turn
up on the day.
ADMISSION FREE
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AIDA O N SYD N EY H A RB OU R
S CR EEN I N G
Tuesday 15th September at 7.00pm
In Aida, Verdi masterfully puts the
intimate affairs of the heart against
the grandeur of the universe: where
kingdoms rise and fall and the sands
of time grind onwards.
There could be no grander setting for
such an opera than Sydney Harbour
itself: awash with the light of the
city and the Sydney Opera House
silhouetted against the setting sun.
It’s a monumental undertaking, with
a team of more than 700 people
involved in the project before a single
note is heard over the harbour.
Long after the fireworks have faded
from the sky and Amneris sings her
quiet, concluding prayer, you’ll see the
true mastery of this opera...
TICKETS: £15 (CONCESSIONS / FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £13)
JASPER CARROTT'S STAND UP & ROCK
FEATURING THE BEV BEVAN BAND
Wednesday 16th September at 7.30pm
Jasper Carrott's Stand Up And Rock
does what it says on the tin....Jasper
is back to his very best....mic in
hand regaling the audience with his
inimitable stand up routines before
introducing his musical compatriots
that have been 'rockin' audiences
all over the world. Bev Bevan, as
well as being Jasper's mate has rock
star credentials that most dream of
from the Move through ELO and
has one of the finest bands around.
Rockin' Berries lead singer Geoff
Turton, celtic rock band Quills lead
singer 'Joy' and the Bev Bevan band
comprising some of the country's
finest musicians. Do not miss
this unique show that gives the
opportunity to see legendary artistes
and Jasper back where he belongs...
making us laugh!!
TICKETS: £25
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OCEAN FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR
Friday 18th September at 7.30pm
The Ocean Film Festival showcases
the world’s most amazing ocean
films above and below the water’s
surface - letting you immerse
yourself in the wonders of the
ocean without getting your
feet wet!
Brought to you by the producers
of the Banff Film Festival UK
Tour, this extraordinary collection
of short films document the
beauty and power of the ocean,
and celebrate the divers, surfers,
swimmers and oceanographers
who live for the sea’s salt spray
and who marvel at the mysteries
of the big blue.
Visit www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk
for more details.
TICKETS: £12 (CONCESSIONS / FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £10.50
GROUP RATES AVAILABLE
YOU' R E N EV ER TOO OL D
Tue 22nd – Thurs 24th Sept at 7.30pm, plus Weds matinée at 2.30pm
When Tommy and Ada meet on a
park bench it is all too clear they are
from very different backgrounds; but
as they begin to confide secrets and
recount memories, could this be the
start of something special for such
an unlikely pair?
Diane Keen (best known for her
roles as Fliss Hawthorne in The
Cuckoo Waltz, Jenny Burden in
The Ruth Rendell Mysteries and
Juila Parsons in the long-running
BBC soap Doctors) and Graham
Cole (best known for his role as
PC Tony Stamp in the long-running
drama The Bill) star in this one-act
bittersweet comedy that examines
relationships, loneliness
and humanity.
TICKETS: £15 (CONCESSIONS: £14) GROUP RATES AVAILABLE
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F ILM : BLA D ERU N N ER
Friday 25th September at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
In a cyberpunk vision of the future,
man has developed the technology
to create replicants, human clones
used to serve in the colonies outside
Earth but with fixed lifespans. In Los
Angeles, 2019, Deckard is a Blade
Runner, a cop who specialises in
terminating replicants. Originally in
retirement, he is forced to re-enter
the force when four replicants
escape from an off-world colony
to Earth.
TICKETS: £6.50 (CONCESSIONS: £5.50/FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £4.50)
FIV E S TAR SW I N G :
T H E B I G BA N D
Sunday 27th September at 7.30pm
The unique “feel-good” Big Band
show – swing along with songs
from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie,
Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz & Blues.
“Superb - they swing like crazy!”
says Sheila Tracy, BBC. As seen on
BBC TV’s “Children in Need”, Dame
Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball
& Blackpool Tower Ballroom. “Swing
and Song of the highest order” –
Telegraph. Featuring Simone from
the Ivy Benson Orchestra, and Chris
Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger
for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb
Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother).
TICKETS: £16 (CONCESSIONS: £14)
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L E T ME E N T ERTAI N YOU
Tuesday 29th September at 8.00pm
Featuring an amazing live band and
the glamorous R-W-E Dancers.
This action packed show features
all of Robbies hits, including; Rock
DJ, Angels, Let Me Entertain You,
Come Undone, She's The One, No
Regrets, Feel, and some of his most
recent hits, including; Go Gentle,
You Know Me and Candy. Plus
many many more.
Starring Hollyoaks Heart-throb
Tom Vaughan who is fast becoming
one of the most sought after
talents in the music world. He has
performed as Robbie Williams to
sellout crowds throughout Europe
to audiences as large as 20,000
people! His reputation as one of the
the worlds best Robbie Williams
tributes is guaranteed to "Relight
Your Fire!"
TICKETS: £17.50 (CONCESSIONS: £16.50)
A NIG H T O F ELO P ERFORM ED
BY E LO AGA I N
Thursday 1st October at 7.30pm
ELO AGAIN really do give you a
dramatic taste of what the classic
ELO were like in the heyday. The
whole experience is a professional
re-enactment of an ELO concert
with a great sound reproduction
light show and visual effects.
ELO AGAIN provide the full effect
of ELO’s orchestrations, full of depth
and tone and they certainly know
how to entertain, as the hits just
keep on coming. Live cellos and the
infamous blue violin make this show
the best ELO tribute out there.
A NIGHT OF ELO performed by
ELO AGAIN pays tribute to the
beautifully crafted songs of Jeff
Lynne and ELO.
TICKETS: £18.50 (CONCESSIONS: £17.50) EARLY BIRD OFFER:
£10 OFF TWO TOP PRICES TILL 31.07.15. GROUP RATES AVAILABLE.
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MAD A BO UT T H E M U S I C A L S
Saturday 3rd October at 7.30pm
Taking you on a whistle stop tour
from the heart of London’s theatre
land to the glitz of Broadway, the
critically acclaimed MAD ABOUT
THE MUSICALS, starring Gareth
Gates and Michael Courtney is
back - celebrating the very best
songs from the shows we all know
and love!
With a host of your favourite
numbers from the pen of Rodgers
& Hammerstein, Kander & Ebb,
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Boublil
& Schonberg, the talented cast of
MAD ABOUT THE MUSICALS will
evoke the true spirit of the stage,
with brilliant vocals, incredible
choreography, stunning costumes
and a spectacular light show,
to bring you the very best show
in town!
TICKETS: £24 (CONCESSIONS: £22)
CAFÉ RESTAURANT: EVERYTHING
STOPS FOR AUTUMNAL TEA
Sunday 4th October at 4.00pm
Join us for an Autumnal twist
on our popular sell out tea
parties when The Plazarettes,
our famous waitress team, will host
an afternoon of entertainment
in our sumptuous Art Deco Café
Restaurant followed by a delightful
afternoon tea.
Early booking is recommended.
TICKETS: £14
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CAFÉ R E S TAU RA N T: J EEV ES &
WOO S TE R MU RD ER M YS T ERY
Wednesday 7th October at 7.30pm
What Ho, chaps! Looks like there’s
a bally killer on the loose and it’s up
to you to solve the crime. Afternoon
tea and croquet on the lawn just
won’t be the same until this rotten
killer is locked away. So get those
grey cells beavering away and
you’ll have it cracked in no time,
By Jeeves!
£32.50 per person including arrival
glass of bubbly, 3 course meal and
murder mystery entertainment
performed by the After Dark
Theatre Company.
TICKETS: £32.50
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NT E NCO R E S C REEN I N G :
CO R IOL A N U S
Thursday 8th October at 7.00pm
National Theatre Live’s 2013
broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse’s
production of Coriolanus returns
to cinemas by popular demand.
Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of
political manipulation and revenge,
Coriolanus features an Evening
Standard Award-winning performance
from Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers,
War Horse (film), BBC’s The Hollow
Crown) in the title role, directed by
the Donmar’s Artistic Director Josie
Rourke. The full company includes
Jacqueline Boatswain, Peter De Jersey,
Alfred Enoch, Deborah Findlay,
Hadley Fraser, Mark Gatiss and
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
TICKETS: £15 (CONCESSIONS / FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £13)
F ILM : JA M AI C A I N N
Friday 9th October at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Based on the thrilling tale by
Daphne Du Maurier, this pirate
adventure stars the legendary
Charles Laughton as Sir Humphrey
Pengallan, the corrupt squire of a
British coastal village.
Pengallan is also the leader of a
gang of high sea bandits who lure
ships onto the rocks with false
signals, plunder the cargo and
murder the passengers and crew.
TICKETS: £6.50 (CONCESSIONS: £5.50/FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £4.50)
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ORGA N CO F F EE M ORN I N G
Saturday 10th October at 10.00am
Join us for this free to attend
concert from 10am till 1pm and
relax in the wonderful surroundings
of Stockport’s art deco gem.
Proceeds from all beverage sales
and stalls go towards the ongoing
Maintenance and Restoration
Appeal of Stockports 1932
Art Deco Super Cinema
and Variety Theatre
FREE ADMISSION
THE S UP R E M E FAB U L ET T ES
Monday 12th October at 7.30pm
The Supreme Fabulettes - Miss
Vicki Vivacious, Miss Portia De
Fosse, Miss Silver Summers and
Miss Vanilla Lush - have been
acclaimed for combining slick
choreography, amazing vocal
harmonies, stunning couture
outfits and signature Glee-style
song mashups that blend number
one hits with current chart
toppers including: I’m Every
Woman, Baby Love, Proud Mary,
Rolling in the Deep, Gimme
Gimme Gimme, Car Wash, Rehab,
We Are Family, Born This Way,
Survivor, Single Ladies, Signed
Sealed Delivered, Diamonds,
Crazy in Love, Man I Feel Like a
Woman, Girls Just Wanna Have
Fun and many more.
Adults only.
TICKETS: £20
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C HAR LIE LA N D S B OROU G H
Tuesday 13th October at 7.30pm
Charlie is generally recognised and
categorised as a country singer,
however, as his regular supporters
will tell you, country music actually
only accounts for a very small part
of his concert repertoire and music
catalogue in general.
An immensely talented star, he is
a well proven writer of fabulous
songs, and is well known and well
loved for his wonderful voice, but
it is in his ability to tell a fine tale
that we find a hidden gem, offering
a fine compliment to the music and
giving the concerts a real sense of
intimacy. Indeed one of Charlie’s
main attributes is that to this day,
in-spite of all of his fame and
achievements, he remains the same
warm, humble, likable, down to
earth, compassionate person.
TICKETS: £18.50 (CONCESSIONS: £16.50)
DA N N Y OL I VER' S
MI CHA E L JAC K S ON ET ERN I T Y
Wednesday 14th October at 7.30pm
DANNY OLIVER: Top International
Michael Jackson Tribute Artiste
presents MICHAEL JACKSON
ETERNITY with dazzling costumes,
stunning choreography, the
mannerisms, the magic and the
moves which deliver a Michael
Jackson stage performance
that transcends its energy and
captivates audiences all over
the world.
Joining Danny Oliver on stage will
be Singer/Songwriter CELENA
CHERRY, lead vocalist of chart
topping group The Honeyz who as
part of ‘The Big Reunion
Tour’ played to sell out crowds at
Londons Hammersmith Apollo and
during their Arena Tour.
TICKETS: £18.50
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NT LIVE SCREENING: HAMLET
WITH BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
Thursday 15th October at 7.00pm
Academy Award® nominee
Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s
Sherlock, The Imitation Game,
Frankenstein at the National
Theatre) takes on the title role of
Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh,
Chimerica) and produced by Sonia
Friedman Productions, National
Theatre Live will broadcast this
eagerly awaited production
live to cinemas.
As a country arms itself for war,
a family tears itself apart. Forced
to avenge his father’s death but
paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet
rages against the impossibility of his
predicament, threatening both his
sanity and the security of the state.
TICKETS: £15 (CONCESSIONS / FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £13)
SCREEN STOCKPORT FILM FESTIVAL
Friday 16th October at 11.00am (Student & Short Film Festival)
& 7.30pm (Feature Presentation)
Screen Stockport, the annual
grassroots Film Festival that
supports independent and student
film making, celebrates its fifth
year showcasing up and coming
film makers locally, nationally and
internationally.
Since 2011, Screen Stockport has
become one of the north-west’s
leading film festivals supporting
young talent and engaging with
leading industry professionals
including producer Mark Herbert
of Warp Films, award-winning
Stockport-born film director Carol
Morley and another local success
story, Festival Patron Col Needham,
the founder and creator of IMDb,
the world’s biggest movie database.
TICKETS (PER EVENT): £6.50 (CONCESSIONS: £5)
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E LKIE B ROOK S
Saturday 17th October at 7.30pm
Quite simply one of the most
successful and popular singers the
UK has ever produced. Now in the
5th decade of her career, she is
still proving to be one of the most
powerful and versatile vocal talents
of our generation. With numerous
hit singles, million selling albums and
awards, her annual tours are a treat
for fans old and new.
Performing some of her classic hits,
blues and jazz, an electric evening
with Elkie is guaranteed to leave you
begging for more.
Elkie is a stunning performer and
whatever she does, she does it best
live. Don't miss the chance to see a
truly great artist in action.
TICKETS: £23.50 (BALCONY: £20)
BE HI ND THE S C EN ES TOU RS
Monday 19th October at 11am
Join us for our popular Behind the
Scenes Tours for yourself, your
friends or your group to enjoy a
tour of Stockport’s magnificent
1932 art deco Super Cinema and
Variety Theatre.
Many of the greatest stage and
screen stars of yesteryear and
the modern day have appeared
in person or on the silver screen
here at Stockport’s 1932 Super
Cinema and Variety Theatre since
its doors first opened. Here’s your
chance to have a special guided tour
behind the scenes in this building of
international significance.
Buy your tickets in advance, or
simply turn up on the day. Tours
commence at The Plaza's
main entrance at 11am.
TICKETS: £6
P SYCHIC SA LLY: ON T H E ROAD
Tuesday 20th October at 7.30pm
World-renowned psychic and star
of TV’s Psychic Sally On the Road,
Sally Morgan returns with her
sensational live show. An ordinary
woman with an extraordinary gift,
she believes that she has been
able to communicate with people
beyond the grave.
Sally’s infectiously fun and downto-earth personality often leaves
audiences in fits of laughter,
bringing a refreshing twist to the
work of mediums.
This is a fantastic and unique
evening out not to be missed.
Book your tickets now to see this
phenomenal psychic in action!
*The show is investigational and for
the purpose of entertainment.
TICKETS: £23.50
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RSC LIVE SCREENING: HENRY V
Wednesday 21st October at 7.00pm
Henry IV is dead and Hal is King.
With England in a state of unrest,
he must leave his rebellious youth
behind, striving to gain the respect
of his nobility and people.
Laying claim to parts of France and
following an insult from the French
Dauphin, Henry gathers his troops
and prepares for a war that he
hopes will unite his country.
Henry V will be broadcast Live
from Stratford-upon-Avon on
Wednesday 21 October, the same
week as the anniversary of the
Battle of Agincourt.
TICKETS: £15 (CONCESSIONS / FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £13)
T H E DREA M B OYS
Thursday 22nd October at 7.30pm
The Dreamboys are without a
shadow of a doubt the UK's top
Male Strip Show, perfect for a girls
night out with all your friends.
With special guest appearances on
some of the UK's biggest TV shows
such as The X Factor, Britain's Got
Talent, Celebrity Big Brother, Loose
Women, This Morning, The Alan
Titchmarsh Show and The Only
Way Is Essex, plus massive sold out
Worldwide Tours, it's no wonder
The Dreamboys have earned
themselves the title of the only
Male Strip Group in history to have
celebrity status.
If you're looking for the very best
girls night out in the UK, look no
further. With an action packed 2
hour show, these boys will literally
have you begging for more!!!
ADULTS ONLY
TICKETS: £22.50
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HALLOWEEN SPECIAL FILM:
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
Friday 23rd October at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Five teenage friends living on one
street all dream of a sinister man
with a disfigured face, a frightening
voice and a gardener's glove with
knives for fingers. One by one,
he terrorizes them with their
respective dreams where the rules
are his and the only way out is to
wake up. But when one among
them dies, they soon realise that
what happens in their dreams
happens for real and the only way
to stay alive is to stay awake.
Buried in the past is a debt that has
just come due. To save themselves
they must plunge into the mind of
the most twisted nightmare of all:
Freddy Kruger.
TICKETS: £6.50 (CONCESSIONS: £5.50/FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £4.50)
T H E W EL L S P RI N G
Saturday 24th October at 7.00pm
The Wellspring (Stockport) Ltd
presents
“The Shining Stars of Stockport”
Introduced by Gordon Burns
A variety concert of Musicians,
Dancers and Singers
TICKETS: £12 (CONCESSIONS: £10)
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KIS S M E K AT E
Tue 27th – Sat 31st Oct at 7.15pm, plus Sat matinée at 2.15pm
Stockport Operatic Society present
this multi-award winning classic
Broadway show on the Stockport
Plaza stage with some of the best
local amateur performers.
It’s an irreverent musical working
of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the
Shrew”. Set in Baltimore USA the
music and lyrics are by the famous
Cole Porter.
The story involves the conflict
both on and off stage between the
characters.
Plenty of humour, dancing and great
Porter songs ranging from “Another
Op’nin’, Another Show” to “Brush
up your Shakespeare”, “Wunderbar”,
“Tom Dick or Harry”, and “Why can’t
you behave”.
TICKETS: TUE EVE & SAT MATINEE: £14 WED – SAT EVE: £15
CHILDREN: £10 ALL SHOWS. GROUP RATES AVAILABLE.
FEST IVA L O F REM EM B RA N C E
Sunday 1st November at 2.00pm
2005 brought the reintroduction,
after a 13 year absence, of
the North West Festival of
Remembrance. After the resounding
success of this show, the Festival
of Remembrance has been staged
each November since then at The
Stockport Plaza.
The concert will feature songs
and big band numbers from the
War periods and will include the
standards and representatives
from many of the services that
saw conflict.
TICKETS: £12
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A BBA M A N I A
Sunday 8th November at 7.30pm
You can dance, you can jive, having
the time of your life. ABBAMANIA –
Celebrating 40th Anniversary
of ABBA
Europe’s leading abba tribute,
abbamania, continue to entertain
audiences with their outstanding
vocals and musical performance
live on stage.
Abbamania’s widely acclaimed
tribute to abba is a sensational two
hour show featuring record breaking
and timeless hits from ‘Waterloo’
to 'Dancing Queen’ which will have
you dancing in the aisles.
So dust off your platforms, put on
your flares and come along and
enjoy an unforgettable night
with Abbamania.
TICKETS: £19.50
PYG M AL I ON
Tuesday 10th November at 7.30pm
Pygmalion is a comedy about a Henry
Higgins, a phonetics expert who, as a
kind of social experiment, attempts to
make a lady out of uneducated flower
girl, Eliza Doolittle. Pygmalion probes
important questions about social
class, human behavior, and relations
between the sexes that are relevant
to modern day society. This version
will feature the brilliant music of the
60’s that is loved now by people of
all ages.
London Contemporary Theatre is
committed to creating exciting,
fast-paced Theatre and Radio
Theatre. Using live original music
we strive to thoroughly engage
audience members with exciting
and evocative theatre. For more
information please visit www.
londoncontemporarytheatre.com
TICKETS: £14 (CONCESSIONS: £12)
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R AY QU I N N
Thursday 12th November at 7.30pm
British singer-songwriter and
occasional actor Ray Quinn is
known for wowing the public with
his talent for singing, dancing,
acting and pretty much everything
in between.
Ray famously came second to
Leona Lewis on ITV’s X Factor in
2006, won the fourth series of
Dancing on Ice in 2009 and the
final All Stars series in 2014.
Ray is now recording new
material which will feature
in this rescheduled tour.
TICKETS: £19 (CONCESSIONS £18)
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Friday 13th November at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
TICKETS: £6.50 (CONCESSIONS: £5.50/FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £4.50)
HE NN IN G W EH N :
E IN S , Z W EI , D I Y
Saturday 14th November at 7.30pm
After more than a decade in Britain,
the German Comedy Ambassador
has ‘groan’ to like puns.... though he
still couldn't eat a whole one. As Henning’s assimilation is not
yet complete he hasn't lost his
sense of Westphalian wonderment
at the foibles of British society.
Expect a crash course in personal
accountability and have a right old
laugh at the same time! Wunderbar!
TICKETS: £17.50 (CONCESSIONS: £15.50)
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T HAT' LL B E T H E DAY:
C H R IS TM A S S H OW 2 0 1 5
Sunday 15th November at 7.30pm
Get ready for a party as the UK’s
most successful Rock ‘N’ Roll variety
show, the legendary That’ll Be The
Day, returns with its Brand New
2015 Christmas Show!
Trevor and the gang celebrate the
festive season by bringing back the
good times with all your favourite
Christmas classics from the 50s, 60s
& 70s, plus more hilarious comedy!
Join in the festive fun
this Christmas!!
‘’This show just gets better and
better’’ – The Telegraph
www.thatllbetheday.com
TICKETS: £24
BE HI ND THE S C EN ES TOU RS
Monday 16th November at 11am
Join us for our popular Behind the
Scenes Tours for yourself, your
friends or your group to enjoy a
tour of Stockport’s magnificent
1932 art deco Super Cinema and
Variety Theatre.
Many of the greatest stage and
screen stars of yesteryear and
the modern day have appeared
in person or on the silver screen
here at Stockport’s 1932 Super
Cinema and Variety Theatre since
its doors first opened. Here’s your
chance to have a special guided tour
behind the scenes in this building of
international significance.
Buy your tickets in advance, or
simply turn up on the day. Tours
commence at The Plaza's
main entrance at 11am.
TICKETS: £6
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FOSTER AND ALLEN IN CONCERT
Tuesday 17th November at 7.30pm
International Recording artists
Foster & Allen are bringing their
40th Anniversary Tour to the U.K.
this October and November.
Celebrating 40 years together
in the music business they will
be performing a string of their
hits including ‘Bunch of Thyme’,
‘Maggie’, ‘After All These Years’, ‘I
Will Love You All My Life’ and
'Old Flames'.
They will also be playing some of
their recent recordings like 'Gold
& Silver Days', 'A Hug' as well as
some songs from their new 40th
Anniversary "Celebration" CD due
out in early Autumn.
Foster & Allen’s style and easy
listening sound remains as fresh
and exciting as ever.
TICKETS: £20
C HRIS TM A S VARI ET Y S H OW
Wednesday 18th November at 2.30pm
Mark Andrews Award winning
Productions return with a
wonderfull show for all ages,
taking you back to the great days
of Variety entertainment. Starring
the Legendary International Singing
Star DANA. The chart-topping
Eurovision Song Contest winner
recently celebrated 40 years in
showbusiness with several TV series
and appearances in Ireland and the
USA. The multi award winning star
makes a special return to the UK,
and will sing live onstage many of
her million selling chart hit songs,
including All Kinds of Everything,
Please Tell Him & It’s Gonna Be A
Cold Cold Christmas. Backed by a
full supporting company, Speciality
acts, Chairman, live band, with lots
of songs you will know to sing
along with.
TICKETS: £13.50 (SENIOR CITIZENS £12.50, TICKET AND AFTER
SHOW TEA TICKET: £21) GROUP RATES AVAILABLE
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FILM: T I T L E T B C
Thursday 19th November at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Please check www.stockportplaza.co.uk for the latest ticket releases and event dates
ENCORE SCREENING – SAN
FRANCISCO OPERA: SHOWBOAT
Friday 20th November at 7.30pm
A true classic of American musical
theatre, this tale of life on the
Mississippi from the 1880s to
the 1920s is both a poignant love
story and a powerful reminder
of the bitter legacy of racism.
Director Francesca Zambello’s
grand-scale production is “a
triumph—a stylish, fast-paced
and colorful show that had the
capacity audience on its feet,
cheering loud and long” (Chicago
Classical Review).
The magnificent Jerome KernOscar Hammerstein II score
includes such classic songs as
“Ol’ Man River,” “Can’t Help Lovin’
Dat Man,” “Make Believe” and
“You Are Love,”
TICKETS: £15 (CONCESSIONS / FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £13)
KENNEDY'S SCHOOL AND COLLEGE
OF PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS
YOU CAN'T STOP THE BEAT!
Saturday 21st November at 7.00pm
Kennedys School and College of
Performing Arts presents You Cant
Stop the Beat!....An All singing, All
Dancing Musical Showcase.
TICKETS: £12
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CH R IS TM A S S C REEN I N G :
S CROOG E
Friday 27th November at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Stingy businessman Ebenezer
Scrooge is known as the meanest
miser in Victorian London. He
overworks and underpays his
humble clerk, Bob Cratchit, whose
little son, Tiny Tim, is crippled and
may soon die. He also has nothing
to do with his nephew, Fred,
because his birth cost the life of his
beloved sister. On Christmas Eve,
Scrooge has a haunting nightmare
from being visited by the ghost of his
business partner, Jacob Marley. He is
visited by three ghosts and is
given one last chance
to change his ways
and save himself
from the grim
fate that befell
Jacob Marley.
TICKETS: £6.50 (CONCESSIONS: £5.50/FILM CLUB MEMBERS: £4.50)
CHAMPAGNE TICKET: £11.50
W IN TE R JA Z Z C A F É
Saturday 28th November at 7.30pm
Join us for an evening of sublime
jazz and fine dining as we welcome
back Sue Parish and her band to
perform a swinging mix of vintage
standards, including plenty of
classics from George Gershwin,
Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael
and other great composers of the
jazz age, plus a smattering of bossa
nova and some sultry ballads.
With great music and a three
course dinner served in the finest
of Art Deco surroundings this is
a seasonal treat that should be a
must in any music lovers diary.
TICKETS: £28.50
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CAFÉ RESTAURANT: EVERYTHING
STOPS FOR FESTIVE TEA
Sunday 29th November at 4.00pm
Tis the season to be jolly so let
us start your festive season off with
some yule tide cheer in our popular
Everything Stops for Tea events
when our famous waitress team,
The Plazarettes, will welcome you
to an afternoon of entertainment
which stops for a delightful
afternoon tea.
Early booking is recommended as
this festive event sells out quickly!
TICKETS: £14.50
CAFÉ RESTAURANT: MURDER AT
MISTLETOE MANOR MURDER MYSTERY
Thursday 17th December at 7.30pm
It’s time to deck the halls and solve
a murder as a killer has sent the
gift of murder to Mistletoe Manor
this Christmas. There’s five likely
suspects, Four of them innocent,
three courses to solve it, too many
red herrings and all the clues to
uncover before coffee. Did the butler
serve up a course of death? Did the
Gardener chop down more than
just the tree? Did the chef cook her
ladyship’s goose? Can you solve the
crime before someone else gets the
kiss of death at Mistletoe Manor?
£32.50 per person including arrival
glass of bubbly, 3 course meal and
murder mystery entertainment
performed by the After Dark
Theatre Company.
TICKETS: £32.50
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SAR AH MILLIC A N – OU TS I D ER
Tuesday 26th January at 8.00pm
In the past when you put Sarah
Millican outside, she asked things
like: ‘Why? Where is the taxi? Do I
need a cardie?’ and said things like:
‘There’ll be wasps. I’ve nothing to sit
on. Is that poo? Can we go home?’
But things have changed. Now she
has outside slippers. She can tell a
chaffinch from a tit (hey). But she
still can’t tell if it’s an owl or her
husband’s asthma.
Sarah Millican is venturing outside.
Bring a cardie.
(Not Suitable for under 16 years
of age)
TICKETS: £25
B E YO N D TH E BA RRI C A D E
Saturday 30th January at 7.30pm
Beyond the Barricade’ has delighted
audiences throughout the UK and
mainland Europe for more than a
decade, with its exciting concert
portrayal of the greatest songs
in musical theatre, all performed
totally live!
Recreating original West End/
Broadway musical hit songs with
amazing authenticity, this cast of
past principal performers from Les
Miserables, present a blockbusting
two hour show, and is now
established as the nation’s favourite
musical theatre concert.
For more information please visit
www.beyondthebarricade.com
TICKETS £20 (CONCESSIONS £18….EARLY BIRD - £10 OFF TOP
PRICE PAIR OF TICKETS IF BOOKED BEFORE 30.09.15)
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THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY
Thursday 4th February at 7.30pm
Direct from London’s West
End, award winning actor Dean
Elliott (Buddy Holly in ‘Buddy
-The Musical’) and a full cast of
performers tell the compelling
story of the greatest music duo of
all time in this 50th Anniversary
Celebration. Using huge projection
photos and original film footage,
‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’
also features a full live band
performing all their hits including
‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge
Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward
Bound’ and many more. With every
performance creating a standing
ovation this is an evening not to
be missed!
“Fantastic” – BBC Radio 2.
“Authentic and Exciting” - The Stage
TICKETS: £18 CONCESSIONS: £17
T HE ATRE INFORM ATI O N & B O O K I N G D ETAI L S
WHERE TO FIND US
The Plaza is located on Mersey Square in Stockport town centre, across from
the Merseyway Shopping Centre and our postcode if using SatNav to reach
us is SK1 1SP or type in Mersey Square.
We are five minutes walk from Stockport Train Station, next to Stockport Bus
Station and across the road from the taxi rank on Chestergate.
Designated on-street parking is available in most of the streets surrounding
the Plaza and this is free of charge after 6.00pm. Parking is also available on
the Princes Street or Ritz car parks.
PLA Z A C E NTRA L B OX O F F I CE O P EN
MO NDAY TO SATU R DAY F RO M 1 0 A M DA I LY
JOIN THE FRIENDS OF THE PLAZA
Why not join the “Friends of the Plaza”? The Friends is the supporting group
which includes and provides many of the active volunteers involved in all
aspects of the operation of the Plaza, Stockport’s principal entertainment
venue. Other members of the Friends join simply for the benefits, which
include advance notice of many shows, special “Friends only” discounts,
social events and the Plaza’s very own newsletter, “Spotlight”. Further details
on membership are available from the Plaza Box Office.
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BO OKING THE P L A Z A
BOOKING INFORMATION
All advance sales can be made in person during box office trading hours at
The Plaza, Mersey Square, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 1SP.
MO NDAY TO F RI DAY 10.00am – 6.00pm
SATUR DAY 10.00am – 4.00pm
S UNDAY Open 1 hour prior to show, otherwise closed
Payment can be made over the counter with cash, cheque, postal order or
credit / debit card.
You can also book over the telephone during box office opening hours
using your credit or debit card details via our booking line 0161 477 7779,
or for group bookings please call 0843 208 1495 (booking fee applies).
BOOKING LINE: 0161 477 7779* GROUPS: 0843 208 1495*
FOR ONLINE BOOKINGS VISIT WWW.STOCKPORTPLAZA.CO.UK
*Booking fee applies
Online booking in association with
CAFÉ RESTAURANT
Open Monday to Saturday from 10.30am. For table reservations please
contact us on 0161 480 3818
CONCESSIONS
Many shows offer discounts for Senior Citizens (Patrons aged 65 years or
over), Students, Children (Aged between 1 and 16 years of age) and other
concessions on the production of relevant proof of ID. Always ask the
box office at the time of booking as we cannot discount on tickets already
purchased. Only one concession is available per ticket.
HIRE THE PLAZA
The Plaza and Cafe Restaurant accommodating up to 1314 people and 100
people respectively are available to hire for Screenings, Productions, Parties,
Conferences or special occasions. For further details please contact Ted
Doan via email: [email protected] or call 0161 480 3818
ACCESSIBILITY
The Plaza is wheelchair accessible directly into the stalls and assistance
is available if required. There are wheelchair positions in the stalls and
accessible toilets on the stalls and Café Restaurant level. There is lift access
to our first floor Café Restaurant and basement level Patron’s Lounge.
RESTORATION DONATION
At point of booking you will be asked if you would like to donate £1 to the
ongoing maintenance and restoration appeal. As the Plaza has no forms of
external funding these donations assist us in preserving and restoring this
art deco gem, so thank you in advance if you are able to support us.
REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
We regret that we cannot refund or exchange tickets. The box office can try
to re-sell them subject to a £1 per ticket exchange fee, on the understanding
that the sale of the Plaza’s own available seats takes priority.
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PLAZA SEATI NG P L A N
Balcony
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55
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46
46
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45
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Double Seats (O31 – 55 and O32 – 54)
NOTE 1: Seats in W block (purple) can accommodate a maximum
of 14 wheelchair spaces.
NOTE 2: Seats O31- 55 and O32 - 54 (Light Blue) are double seats.
CAPACITY
STALLS: 697 seats (including 14 wheelchair spaces)
CIRCLE: 358 seats
BALCONY: 259 seats
TOTAL: 1314 seats
FREE MAILING LIST
When making a booking, your name will be added to the Plaza’s database
and you may receive FREE information about forthcoming events. Please
inform the box office if you do not wish to receive such information.
The Plaza is owned and operated by the Stockport Plaza Trust, a registered
charity (No: 1076494) and company limited by guarantee and
registered in England (No: 3790941).
Whilst the information contained in this brochure is correct at the time of
going to press, there may be unavoidable changes to the times and prices
shown and the management reserves the right to make alterations to the
programme and any shows contained herein without prior notification.
Large text version of this brochure available from the
Administration team upon request: 0161 480 3818
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