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Lichfield Garrick Theatre

Castle Dyke, LICHFIELD, Staffordshire, WS13 6HR
01543 412121
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Buddy Holly & The Cricketers
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In 1958, Buddy Holly and The Crickets played 25 venues across England back to back from 1st to 25th March. Playing two or even three shows a night. The American singing sensation headlined a variety bill hosted by ‘the comedian with the mod-ern style’, Des O’Connor.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Buddy’s only ever visit to our shores, the UK’s first and best-loved Buddy Holly act, Buddy Holly & The Cricketers, revisit some of the same venues on the same dates in 2018 with a very special show backed by the English Rock and Roll Orchestra.

Following the huge worldwide success of the Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Buddy Holly and The Cricketers present Buddy’s music and other rock ’n’ roll greats as you have never heard them before. This truly remarkable evening of classic rock ’n’ roll will have you dancing in the aisles and shouting for more.
The Lichfield Garrick Community Choir
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Music from many genres, including popular material from “The Greatest Showman”.
The Importance of Being Earnest
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Jack wishes to marry Algernon’s cousin the beautiful Gwendolen but first he must convince her mother, the fearsome Lady Bracknell, of the respectability of his parents and his past. For Jack, however, this is not as easy as it sounds, having started life abandoned in a handbag at Victoria station. Prepare to take a welcome turn with Wilde’s much-loved Algernon, Jack, Gwendolen and Cecily, as town and country clash in a brilliant and wildly funny story of romance, identity, perambulators and capacious handbags.

Starring national treasure Gwen Taylor (Coronation Street, Duty Free and Barbara) as the formidable Lady Bracknell, Downton Abbey favourite Thomas Howes as Algernon, West End star Peter Sandys-Clarke as Jack and the delightful Susan Penhaligon (Upstairs Downstairs and Bergerac) as the hapless Miss Prism.
Dear Zoo
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Dear Zoo the timeless children’s classic book makes its stage premiere.

Join Ben…and his friend Sally…as they wait to see what the Zoo will send when they get Ben’s letter asking for a pet. All kinds of familiar animals big and small arrive…but will they make a good pet? Well…..wait and see!

This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.
Clare Teal and her Mini Big Band
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This brand new show sees award winning vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal and her excellent musicians effortlessly traverse a rich landscape of timeless and sparkling material including standards from the grand masters of the Great American Song Book to witty and urbane song stylists of the 50’s & 60’s.

As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song and much loved performers, Clare and her Big Mini Big Band promise an evening of inspired music and unbridled entertainment.
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Winners of the National Tribute Awards, Mercury have firmly established themselves as one of the world’s most authentic tributes to Queen.

This show includes fantastic and authentic performances of the most popular Queen hits including Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You and many more.
Duets for Django
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Paul Vernon Chester and Nick Mellor** are two guitarists who play with passion and extraordinary skill, enthralling audiences throughout the UK with their unique blend of Gypsy Jazz, Classical, Flamenco, Country and Blues.

“Paul Vernon Chester is one of the finest Django stylists in the world and a wonderful composer” Ian Cruickshank: Musical producer of Channel 4’s ‘Django Legacy’
Dick Whittington (Pantomime)
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Sam Rabone and Ben Thornton are back at the Lichfield Garrick for one of the most traditional Pantomimes around!

Tickets are on sale now!
Sheila's M.H.S Show
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Sheila is back with another M.H.S, this time exploring communication and the knock-on effects of miscommunication. The show will be a combination of humour and mental health to show us why life is too serious to be taken seriously.
Jasper Carrott's Stand up and rock
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Stand Up & Rock is back....The 2017 tour will see the legendary Jasper Carrott back with a new stand up show 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...founding member of The Move and ELO Bev's band are one of the finest around. Joining them are Geoff Turton from the Rockin Berries and Suzi Woo.

So do not miss this unique show that gives the opportunity to see and hear great artistes belt out a night of fantastic songs and Jasper back where he belongs......making us laugh!!
Saxon Classic
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PCA Saxon Classic" The very first PCA bodybuilding event of the 2018 bodybuilding calendar, live in Lichfield.
Seven Drunken Nights
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The show brings to life the music of Ireland's favourite sons 'The Dubliners’. Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years and evoking the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan. This talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group to life.

A performance that will have you singing and clapping along to such classics as The Wild Rover, The Black Velvet Band, The Irish Rover, Molly Malone, Finnegan’s Wake, McAlpines Fusileers, Raglan Road and of course The Seven Drunken Nights.

This celebration of the music of The Dubliners is a celebration of Irish music itself and a guaranteed evening of music, humor and ‘craic’.
Ed Byrne - Spoiler Alert
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"I originally intended to call the show, “I’ll Millennial You in a Minute”, but my promoter considered the title, 'off-puttingly baffling'. That’s my own chainsaw in the photo, by the way."

Is life that bad or have we good reason to complain about it? Are we filled with righteous anger at a world gone wrong or are we all just a bunch of whiny little brats? In short, are we spoiled? Come and watch as Byrne takes this question, turns it upside down and shakes it until the funny falls out. Go on, spoil yourself.

As seen on Mock The Week (BBC) and Dara & Ed’s Big Adventure (BBC)
Talon - Acoustic
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‘The Acoustic Collection’, has to their amazement taken on a life of its own. If you have not seen this show before then you are in for a real treat. Sat on bar stools and armed with no more than their trademark four part vocal harmony, acoustic instruments and laid back banter, Talon will leave you spellbound as they perform their own arrangements from a wide range of acoustic classics.
Giovanni Pernice
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Strictly Come Dancing professional, Giovanni Pernice, will be heading back out on tour in 2018, after a sellout national tour in 2017.

Giovanni will be joined by seven more world class professionals. The show is produced once more by Strictly Theatre Co and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s creative director Jason Gilkison.

Get ready for glitzy costumes, amazing routines and another beautiful story headlined by Giovanni. Expect even more energy, even more passion and even more heat.
Paul Gambaccini
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Paul reveals how he started life in the Bronx and wound up as The Professor of Pop in Great Britain.

Hear him discuss his experiences with Rolling Stone magazine, his years at Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 and Classic FM, his television appearances and three great crises of his life: the Vietnam War's challenge to his American generation, enduring the era of AIDS and surviving a hostile encounter with the Police.

There will also be a Music Quiz and a Q&A during the evening.
12 Million Volts
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We would like you to close your eyes, now imagine a man…

Award winning theatre company The Outbound Project bring you the story of Nikola Tesla - the world’s smartest man (at least according to Einstein) and greatest inventor (according to us). But there are always at least three sides to every story, one person’s side, the other person’s side… and the truth.

Expect holograms… sort of, pigeons with lasers coming out of their eyes… pretty much, and more lighting tricks than we ever thought we would get into one show!
Upbeat Beatles
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The Upbeat Beatles draw you into the world of The Beatles: From the depths of the Cavern to the Apple roof top, through Beatlemania, America, Sergeant Pepper to Abbey Road. It will get you jumping from the word go!
The Opera Boys
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The boys are back with a brand new show full of opera, classical, West End and crossover. Combining 4 big voices with 4 big personalities, The Opera Boys deliver a fabulous show full of music and laughter!
Some Guys have all the luck - The Rod Stewart Story
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Featuring all the massive hits from Rod Stewart’s incredible career including Maggie May, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Sailing, You’re In My Heart and Stay With Me as well as favourites from his days with the Faces.
The Manfreds
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The '60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Their numerous hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz - a very unusual but winning combination of playing style and substance.

As a result, their records have a timeless quality and, some 55 years on, The Manfreds, with original front man, Paul Jones, will be performing many of their hits, including ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’, one of the most popular and instantly recognisable songs of the ‘60’s, and still the biggest audience pleaser at their concerts, along with a mix of Jazz and Blues covers from their new album ‘Makin’ Tracks’

Paul Jones, with his unique harmonica sound, will be joined by Mike Hugg on keyboards, Tom McGuinness on guitar, Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass, and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute.
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Brit-Award-winning vocal trio Blake return in 2018 with a special UK tour, celebrating 10 years together. The show features songs from their brand-new 10th anniversary album including Elgar's 'Nimrod', the Beatles' 'Here There and Everywhere', 'Somewhere' from West Side Story & the classic 'Caruso', along with all the band's popular anthems in powerful three-part harmony. Enjoy a spectacular show with video projections, emotive lighting & the boys' famously off-piste banter. With over 600 concerts performed in the UK alone, along with more than 150 TV appearances worldwide (including Graham Norton, The One Show & Strictly Come Dancing) Blake continue to thrill audiences young & old all over the globe; don't miss them as they celebrate a decade of singing.

VIP tickets include reserved front 2 rows seats, and a pre-show Meet & Greet with Blake at 7pm; a chance to share a glass of wine and have a chat to the group before the show starts.
Simon Reeve
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An Audience With Simon Reeve will see the internationally acclaimed broadcaster and New York Times’ best-selling author, share compelling ‘behind the scenes’ anecdotes and tales from more than 15 years of his travel to the most remote and extreme corners of the planet.

From dodging rockets on frontlines, being hounded by the KGB, tracking lions, wearing bulletproof underwear in the most dangerous city in the world, to encountering some of the world’s most extraordinary characters, Simon Reeve’s travel adventures have been brilliantly documented in a series of fascinating BBC programmes which have been sold to more than 60 countries!
UK Pink Floyd Experience
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This highly authentic show will include both iconic Pink Floyd albums Dark Side of the Moon and Animals
Russell Watson
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Having sold more than seven million albums worldwide, Russell Watson is firmly established as the UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist of all time. To date, his illustrious career has included performances for Her Majesty The Queen, The Pope and two US Presidents. Following a series of sell-out performances in 2015-16, “The People’s Tenor” returns to the stage with his brand-new show Canzoni d’Amore.

Captivating to watch and enchanting to listen to, Russell Watson continues to wow audiences with his enigmatic and entertaining live performances.
Roy Orbison and Friends
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He’s the man with the sunglasses and the black suit who delivered some of the world’s darkest and most emotional ballads, yet Texas-born Roy Orbison remains one of the most distinctive looking, and sounding performers in modern music. The one and only Barry Steele takes on the role in The Roy Orbison Story. He comes with great credentials and a genuine admiration for the Big “O”. Now he is set to put the rock back into ‘Roy Orbison’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in The Roy Orbison Story.

Expect what is being billed as an upbeat and contemporary slant on Orbison's legacy, as Barry Steele and Friends take audiences on a musical journey from the early Sun years right through to the late 1980s, when Orbison was experiencing a huge resurgence in popularity and worked with Bono, Bruce Springsteen and others including super group the Traveling Wilburys alongside former Beatle George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne.
Hal Cruttenden
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Hal Cruttenden is one of the top comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor. Over the last year he’s performed on ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1) and ‘Live at the Apollo’(BBC1 and 2), which was his third appearance on that show, ‘The Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala’ on Channel 10 Australia as well as making a second appearance on ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC1) and frequently being seen on ‘Great British Bake Off – Extra Slice’ (BBC2).

A special one off performance in support of The Donna Louise Hospice and a unique opportunity to see one of the UK’s top comedians!
Neil Oliver -The History of Britain in 100 Places
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Neil was born to love Great Britain. During his 20 years travelling to every corner, and whilst filming BBC2’s ‘Coast’, he’s fallen in love all over again. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years old, and counting. The tolerant, easy-going peace we enjoy has been hard won and the places Neil’s seen have given him a unique view and understanding of British history.

Hear in his amusing and entertaining way what it all means to him, and why we need to cherish and celebrate our wonderful countries.

Recommended for ages 14+
Beyond The Barricade
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The UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour. Delivering the best of Broadway and the West End - now in its 19th successive year.

The UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables. Delivering over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, and of course featuring a stunning finale from Les Mis. This incredible concert is now in its 19th successive year.

The UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables. Delivering over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, and of course ending with a stunning finale from Les Mis. The concert features David Fawcett (Valjean) Andy Reiss ( Enjolras & Resident Director for the National Tour of Les Miserables) Katie Leeming (Eponine) and Poppy Tierney (Cosette), together with a live band who capture the feel of the original orchestrations of the chosen musicals.
Alfie Moore
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In this brand new stand-up show former Detective Sergeant Alfie Moore, and star of BBC Radio 4 comedy ‘It’s A Fair Cop’, takes you on a thrilling and interactive journey through the art and science of murder investigation. What makes a murderer? And why do they caught….or not?

Experience first-hand how it feels to be part of planning ‘The Perfect Murder’. A truly charismatic performer, this show will have you in stitches and is certainly not one to be missed.

For ages 14+
Someone Like you - The Adele Songbook
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Back on the road by popular demand, Someone Like You (The Adele Songbook) is an immaculate celebration of one of our generation’s finest singer-songwriters, and is returning to theatres in 2018.

Hand-picked by Adele herself on Graham Norton’s BBC ADELE Special, the outstanding Katie Markham has the show-stopping voice and captivating charisma to deliver all your favourite Adele hits in an enthralling concert performance.

The show faithfully recreates the magic of the three record-breaking albums 19, 21 and 25 - including Chasing Pavements, Make You Feel My Love, Set Fire To The Rain, Someone Like You, Hello, Rolling In The Deep and the multi-million seller Skyfall.

Someone Like You will take you on a soul-stirring journey from break up to make up!
That'll Be The Day
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Prepare yourself for a party as the legendary That’ll Be The Day, the nations favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show, makes its debut appearance at Lichfield Garrick!

This hugely entertaining rock ‘n’ roll spectacular features a fantastic line up of gold hits from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s, plus loads of hilarious comedy!

Prepare for an unforgettable night of nostalgia, laughs and ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
A Vision of Elvis
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Starring Rob Kingsley winner of The National Tribute Music Awards "Official Elvis Show" and "No.1 Male Tribute" is internationally renowned as the best Elvis Presley tribute concert, touring the world today. Celebrating the show’s 10th Anniversary, A Vision of Elvis is an emotional rollercoaster through time engaging audiences with a true Elvis Concert experience featuring Elvis’s greatest hits.
Faith - The George Michael Legacy
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FAITH – THE GEORGE MICHAEL LEGACY Is a stunning celebration of one the greatest singer –songwriters of all time. Featuring international George Michael tribute Wayne Dilks and his 8 piece band. A musical journey of 35 years of hit records, from Wham to his solo career, the show uses actual video footage from The George Michael 25 live tour and is a 2 hour spellbinding spectacle of his songs such as, Club Tropicana, I’m Your Man, Faith, Fast love, Outside, Freedom, A Different Corner, Father Figure, Careless Whisper and many, many more. If you are a fan and you know every word of these songs, join us on a journey and celebrate the incredible legacy George left us all

Modern theatre with main and studio auditoriums staging drama, musicals, stand-up and live concerts.


Lichfield has 2 train stations. Lichfield City Station, which is located in the City Centre and which offers frequent direct links to Birmingham New Street Station. The Bus Station is also very close to the Garrick


Day: Tuesday to Friday 10am to 2pm, Saturday 10am to 2.30pm


Evenings: (Performance days only) 5.30pm until late. Sundays: Closed, except on performance days (Opens 1.5 hours prior to performance time)

Access Info

The Essential Companion Register allows customers who require essential assistance in order to visit the Lichfield Garrick to bring this companion free of charge. They endeavour to offer this on all shows but there may be some exceptions. You can register by filling out the application form and returning this to the box office, along with proof of eligibility. Please make sure you have downloaded and read the supporting information. For customers who choose not to register for a free Essential Companion, half price carer tickets are available on most professional shows.

There are up to six spaces for wheelchairs in the main auditorium at the rear of the Stalls and two wheelchairs in our studio. Companion seats are held alongside these. Wheelchair access is available at the Garrick at both entrances to the theatre, these being either the Green Room entrance on Castle Dyke, or the Box Office entrance on Wade Street. All levels including Stalls and Circle are accessible by lift.

They operate a hearing loop in both the Main Auditorium and Studio.

They occasionally offer BSL interpreted performances and hope to offer more of these in the future. They are also looking at offering Captioned performances.

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