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Wednesday 27th March at 7.00pm

Fin Henderson & Friends

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Tuesday 3rd April at 7.30pm

Chip Shop Chips By Box Of Tricks Theatre - Sold Out

It’s the grand reopening of Booth’s Fish & Chip Shop. Eric has returned home, over forty years after he left, and it’s time for a fresh start. But old flame Christine has other ideas. Focusing on love at different ages and celebrating the nation’s favourite food, Chip Shop Chips is an immersive love story set in a chippy. So put on your dancing shoes, tuck into a fish supper and brace yourself for a unique theatrical experience. This is theatre, but not as you know it: dinner, dance and a show all rolled into one!

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Thursday 5th April at 8.00pm

Phill Jupitus

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.Adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly.

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Friday 6th April at 8.00pm

Ruby Turner - Sold Out

One of the country’s best-loved soul and gospel divas, who gives sell-out tours with the Jools Holland Orchestra, stops by for an up-close-and-personal night at PAC.

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Tuesday 10th April at 8.00pm

The Young'Uns - The Ballad Of Johnny Longstaff

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards “Best Group” recipients in 2015 and 2016, The Young'uns have a raft of awards to go along with the adoring, international fan base they have rapidly accumulated in a few short years. Pitch-perfect, a capella harmonies, razor-sharp banter and an uncanny knack for blending traditional themes with social commentary in live shows have gained them rave live reviews.

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Thursday 12th April at 8.00pm

The Manfreds - Sold Out

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.

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Friday 13th April at 8.00pm

The South

When great British pop institution, The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members of the band didn’t feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet… And so The South embarked on their journey. Celebrating the Beautiful South legacy and great songs of their own, the band continues performing the classic songs including: A Little Time - the number one single, Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Old Red Eyes, Good as Gold, Don't Marry Her. Their live show promises to continue to celebrate and perform the classic Beautiful South songs along with songs from The South's debut album 'Sweet Refrains’.

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Thursday 19th April at 8.00pm

Henning Wehn: Das Neuen Materialen Nachten - Sold Out

Join the German Comedy Ambassador for Teutonic jolliness at its best. Expect some old favourites and plenty of new ideas. Some might call it work-in-progress but Henning prefers to describe it as masterpiece-under-construction.

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Friday 20th April at 8.00pm

Henning Wehn: Das Neuen Materialen Nachten - Sold Out

Join the German Comedy Ambassador for Teutonic jolliness at its best. Expect some old favourites and plenty of new ideas. Some might call it work-in-progress but Henning prefers to describe it as masterpiece-under-construction.

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Saturday 21st April at 8.00pm

Mary Coughlan

Ireland’s most foremost jazz & blues female singer and performer makes a welcome return to PAC. “Dubbed as Ireland’s Billie Holiday, Mary is a jazz & blues singer whose life story gives weight to the truth that the best singers are the ones with the most painful lives” (The Guardian). Whether into folk, blues or jazz, no one can fail to be moved by the emotional depth, expression & power in her voice, forged from an extraordinary life.

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Monday 23rd April at 8.00pm

Eric Bibb

There is no doubting Eric’s status as an acoustic blues legend. Since his first album in 1972 Eric has released 35 further albums and enjoyed a non-stop touring career spanning 5 decades.

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Wednesday 25th April at 1.15pm

The Yesterday And Tomorrow People

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Thursday 26th April at 7.30pm

Spirit Of Harmony Barbershop Chorus & Forgotten Voices Choir

Spirit of Harmony is a male barbershop chorus who have maintained a top-6 placing in National competition since 2006, making them of the UK's leading barbershop groups. Under the inspirational musical direction of Sally McLean, the group have entertained audiences around the country in all manner of venues, from pubs and street corners to large auditoriums and grand theatres.

Forgotten Voices, PAC's very own choir, formed in 2010 and have performed at numerous regional festivals and for the last two years at the National Street Choir Festival. Led by musical director Sam Dunkley, the choir perform a diverse range of songs to choral to folk to rock and blues.

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Thursday 3rd May at 8.00pm

Iain Stirling - U Ok Hun? X

Iain Stirling is back after a summer narrating smash hit Love Island (ITV2) and now you can see his actual face on his brand new tour!

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Wednesday 23rd May at 7.30pm

An Audience With Alan Johnson

From the condemned slums of Southam Street in West London to the corridors of power in Westminster, Alan Johnson’s life is an extraordinary journey, almost unimaginable in today’s Britain.

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Thursday 24th May at 8.00pm

David Ford

British singer/songwriter David Ford is essential listening for anyone who gives a damn about music. He first achieved prominence with the indie rock group Easyworld, who released an independent mini-album, '…Better Ways to Self Destruct' and two full-length albums on Jive Records before disbanding in 2004.

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Wednesday 30th May at 8.00pm

The Magic Numbers

Mercury Prize nominated and multi-platinum selling London quartet The Magic Numbers are set to return to PAC with the release of their new album Outsiders. It captures The Magic Numbers fired by a renewed sense of purpose, immediately apparent on first single ‘Sweet Divide’, with the band’s melodic facility bolstered by a newfound, grittier sensibility.

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Thursday 14th June at 8.00pm

Steve Harley Acoustic Trio

Steve Harley, the original Cockney Rebel, and his Acoustic Trio, will play an intimate, unique and atmospheric show. He will be accompanied by his Cockney Rebel band-mates of long-standing, Barry Wickens [violin & guitar] and James Lascelles [piano and percussion]. The set will be built around tracks from any or all 13 of Steve’s original albums and will include all-time favourites like Mr Soft, Judy Teen, Mr Raffles, Sebastian, and of course the world-wide classic hit, Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me).

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Thursday 28th June at 8.00pm

Bye Bye Baby – A Celebration Of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Bye Bye Baby are a jaw-dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon ‘Jersey Boys’ and the timeless, iconic music of ‘Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons’. Incredible four part harmonies, roof raising falsetto complete with energetic and stylish choreography – all backed by their excellent 4-piece band – ensures that Bye Bye Baby is a show that will make it a night remember! The show includes Valli’s greatest hits including Sherry, December ’63 (Oh What A Night), Grease, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and many more.

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Wednesday 15th August at 2.30pm

Mr Albert’s Big Finish! By Magic Carpet Theatre

Follow your dreams… believe in yourself and amazing things can happen. In this inspirational children’s theatre production they do! Mr Albert’s Theatre is about to close. Charlie the Caretaker wants to save it by putting on a show, but they need a Big Finish! Can you help Charlie save the theatre? It’s a roller-coaster ride of music-hall, magic and mayhem, with a gloriously happy ending, packed full of magic and fun.

If you like funny stories, magic, juggling, comedy and joining in you’ll love Mr Albert’s Big Finish!

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Friday 23rd November at 8.00pm

Martin Taylor & Martin Simpson

Award winning Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor teams up with acoustic and slide guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson The pair shares the stage throughout the performance – adding to each other’s songs and instrumental pieces, taking them to sublime new heights.This is an unmissable evening with two guitar playing legends working in harmony.

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