Loughborough Town Hall have announced a packed autumn lineup, stacked full of big names, and acts ready to tickle your funny bone, give you goosebumps, and even send a chill down your spine! Audiences can look forward to laughs with Jenny Eclair and Rosie Jones, live music from Paul Young and Sinfonia Viva, spooky goings on from The Phantom of the Opera, and a fascinating evening with the ever-entertaining Rev Richard Coles and sporting hero Sir Geoff Hurst.
Autumn 2023 is Loughborough Town Hall’s most exciting line-up yet, especially for laughter-lovers. Jenny Éclair’s brand-new tour Sixty Plus! (FFS!) sees ‘The Face of Vagisan’ confront a new decade of decrepitude as she hits 60 (although still a year younger than Madonna). Jenny lands in Loughborough on 29 September.
TV talent Rosie Jones (7 November) is on her UK tour, and boy, is she EXCITED! The Triple Threat show ponders whether Rosie is a national treasure or something else entirely.
If that wasn’t enough to have you rolling in the aisles, maybe Dave Gorman – PowerPoint to the People is more your speed? The ‘high priest of the comedy PowerPoint’ is touring his hit show once again, coming to Loughborough 1 November. Meanwhile, more quirky comedy nights can be found with drag queen extraordinaire Baga Chipz (25 October), and the crazy stories and quirky observations of Mark Steel (16 September) round out a comedy line-up that is sure to pack out your calendar.
As the nights draw in, something spooky is stalking the corridors of Loughborough’s Town Hall with not one but four demonic dramas to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
Traditional storytelling is at the forefront of both Night Terrors (26 October), a spine-tingling evening of three tales of the supernatural from E.F. Benson’s brilliant collection of ghost stories, and it wouldn’t be Christmas without Charles Dickens presents A Christmas Carol (19 December).
Meanwhile, audiences can ask themselves, Do You Believe in Ghosts? (27 September) at this special performance with ‘paranormal experts’. Hear their fascinating spooky stories at a shocking night at the theatre where not everything is as it seems… Are you brave enough? Dare you!
If that’s not enough then LAOS will be presenting The Phantom of the Opera (5-9 September), the much-loved tale of a disfigured musical genius haunting the Paris Opera House to the Town Hall stage. Musical fans will also be treated to local performances of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (23-27 January) and Me & My Girl (3-7 October).
Leaving the scary stuff behind, book yourself a night of incredible live music to really shake off those cobwebs!
Leicester’s very own Showaddywaddy will be bringing their 50th Anniversary tour to Loughborough (1September) featuring their greatest hits, while Paul Young – Behind the Lens is in town on 28 September, celebrating the 40th anniversary of hitting the big time with his album, No Parlez. Enjoy iconic hits live, such as Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home), The Secret of Association, and Every Time you Go Away. More than just a concert, Paul is launching his extraordinary new song and memoir, Behind the Lens. Don’t miss out on this treat!
For those wanting to be moved this autumn, Sinfonia Viva (20 September) brings classical melodies and soaring strings to the Town Hall stage – experience the sheer scale of the live sound of the orchestra of the East Midlands and feel the power of music stand your hairs on end.
For those needing a blast of nostalgia, a host of incredible tribute bands are tramping the Loughborough Town Hall boards too this year, with Whitney – Queen of the Night (14 September), Talon – The Best of The Eagles (8 October), The Chicago Blues Brothers (28 October) and FastLove – A Tribute to George Michael (2 November) to name but a few!
Those looking for something a little more factual can also scratch that celebrity itch, as Loughborough Town Hall’s selection of famous names is not to be sniffed at!
Reverend Richard Coles is the only British vicar to have had a number-one hit single and appear as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing – not a claim that is likely to be matched any time soon! See his Borderline National Trinket tour on 3 November.
If you’re fascinated by history and what makes you, well, you, Family History with DNA Detective Professor Turi King is sure to glue you to your seat on 24 October. Learn how the rise in DNA testing has unlocked the answer to questions previously thought impossible with Turi, co-presenter of the BBC 2 series DNA Family Secrets.
Turning up the action dial on 28 January, Jason Fox – Life at the Limit sees the ex-special forces soldier and star of TV’s SAS: Who Dares Winsshare his remarkable daring exploits in an unmissable date for the diary.
And if that wasn’t enough, don’t miss out on An Evening with Sir Geoff Hurst (18 September), An Evening with Aggers (26 September)
It can’t be denied – there is something amazing for everyone this season at Loughborough Town Hall!
For more information on other performances and to book tickets, visit loughboroughtownhall.co.uk or call our Box Office on 01509 231914.