October 3, 2008
Your 60 SECOND Guide to the Week Ahead
BARRY and Robin Gibb have given the stars of Jive Talkin' - The Bee Gees Story their seal of approval describing their show as "fantastic" and "absolutely brilliant". The music special comes to the Royal Spa Centre in Leamington on Sunday and is filledwith hits such as Stayin' Alive, Night Fever and How Deep is Your Love. Box office 01926 334418.
ALL is not what is seems in the Allesley-based Saints' latest production Natural Causes. The black comedy revolves around a euthanasia expert called to a country house to help a husband dispose of his wife. Director Maureen Hegarty says: "This is aclassic case of mistaken identity with hilarious consequences." Natural Causes opens at Allesley Village Hall, Birmingham Road, Coventry, on Tuesday for a week-long run. 024 7646 5012.
COVENTRY performer Mark Rattray returns to the city stage on Thursday to headline the Midday Variety show at the Belgrade Theatre. Hosted by comedy star Les Wilson and featuring the music of the Alan Biddle Band, the 1.30pm show also stars comedianRonnie Hayward and music group Andante. Box office 024 7655 3055.
THERE'S a double helping of comedy in store at Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry on Sunday. Award-winning comedian Jeremy Hardy (right) is appearing in the main theatre and there's also the chance to catch Danny Bhoy (below) in the studio, theatre freshfrom his success at the Edinburgh Festival. Danny toured the world with his comedy show last year and has the distinction of being the first ever English-speaking stand-up to perform in India.
Box office 024 7652 4524.
PERFORMER Billy J McGregor and his 10-piece band will be aiming to get audiences at Bedworth Civic Hall all shook up tomorrow as they pay tribute to Elvis Presley. More than two hours of The King's best-known recordings from the 50s, 60s and 70s will beperformed live on stage. Box office 024 7637 6707.
TOP STUDIO DRAMA
BEING locked together in hell for eternity is the fate of a trio in In Camera. The new translation of the Jean-Paul Sartre work is directed by Hugh Sorrill and launches the new season at the Douglas Ford Studio at the Loft Theatre, Leamington, next week.The drama features strong language and hell is a modern sitting room with three sofas and no mirrors and the only hellfire is the friction between the flawed characters. In Camera opens on Tuesday for a week- long run. 01926 742756.
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