On August 4th 1914, with the declaration of war between Britain and Germany, reservist Tommy Atkins was immediately called up to serve his country. Within weeks he saw his first action in the fields of France and subsequently experienced the full scale of life in the Western Front trenches of the First World War – the horror, the pain, the misery, the boredom and even the moments of joy.
A brand new play written by playwright/actor/musician Peter Gill (Talbot House, The Jerry Lee Lewis Story) details, through the eyes of a simple ‘Tommy’ the reality of war for those who actually fought it. In an astonishing solo performance, ‘Meet Tommy Atkins’ takes the audience through his war – a war that saw him fight at Ypres, Passendale, Loos and on the Somme and that took him to the depths of despair but also brought him unique comradeship that he would never find again.
“Compelling, moving, insightful and believable…beautifully written and performed” – Stage Talk Magazine
A great mix of rock n roll, rockabilly, country and original songs by this fantastic band.
The Brookside Theatre are proud to announce THE GREAT ROCK N ROLL SHOWDOWN, a one-off, exhilarating evening of the very best rock ‘n’ roll hits performed by several of the theatre’s favourite tribute artists and staged in aid of the Brookside Theatre Seating Appeal.
A spectacular night of pure music nostalgia starring Peter Gill as Jerry Lee Lewis, Gerry Slattery as Carl Perkins, Spencer Jordan as Buddy Holly and Dave B as the King himself, Elvis Presley… this really is the “ultimate showdown” featuring a host of classic hits including Great Balls of Fire, Oh Boy, Blue Suede Shoes, Whole Lotta Shakin’, All Shook Up, That’ll Be The Day, Suspicious Minds, Matchbox, All Shook Up, Rave On, Jailhouse Rock and Chantilly Lace and many, many more…
An unforgettable night of rock ‘n’ roll guranteed to have you rockin’ ‘n’ rollin’ in the aisles! Early booking recommended.
Private event – dinner/dance
I return once again to the Lido with my musical cohorts for an evening of boogie woogie, swing and blues favourites. Bring a picnic, enjoy the licensed bar and sit back and revel in such musical classics as ‘The Lady Is A Tramp’, ‘Bad Bad Leroy Brown’, Well Alright Okay, You Win’, ‘Mr Bojangles’, ‘Down The Road Apiece’, ‘Route 66’ and ‘Mack The Knife’.
This is an evening of sublime entertainment with music interlaced with friendly and witty banter – the perfect way to enjoy a lazy, summer‘s evening.
Anita Harris has had a breathtaking career spanning over fifty years.
She has been a film star, television star, graced the top of the pop charts, become a pantomime legend as Peter Pan, starred in Cats in the West End and featured in 7 Royal Command Performances.
She has never stopped performing and has worked alongside legendary names in the world of entertainment such as Harry Secombe, Phil Silvers, Morecambe and Wise, Tommy Cooper, magician David Nixon and Clive Dunn.
Join her and her pianist Peter Gill in an intimate evening as she sings her favourite songs and regales you with stories from her fascinating life.
In 2018 Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise returns to the UK’s theatres for the 9th successive year. Each show will be crammed full as always with the country’s best tributes to rock ‘n’ roll’s stars, performing the very best songs ever written and supported by the explosively dynamic Paradise Band. Amongst those ‘appearing’ will be Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Haley, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, The Everly Brothers, The Big Bopper, Carl Perkins, Del Shannon, Eddie Cochran, Ritchie Valens and even the king himself – Elvis …… the question is, who will you be lucky enough to see?