Billingham’s Autumn shows have appeal for all

Ross Noble
Ross Noble

COMEDIANS, singers and tributes to the war heroes are all promised in a theatre’s packed Autumn line-up.

The Forum Theatre in Billingham has announced its programme for the rest of the year and it is a mixed bag of entertainment for all the family.

Tributes to the Rolling Stones, AC\DC, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles and the Beatles are all planned.

There is plenty for the younger generation as well with events such as Milkshake! Live from August 30 to August 31, The Sooty Show on September 14, and Peppa Pig’s Big Splash on October 22 and October 23.

Traditional Irish entertainment comes to Billingham when The Rhythm of the Dance is performed on September 7, featuring 30 dancers as well as Irish singers.

Comedy arrives in the form of Jethro on September 15, Ross Noble on September 20 and 21 when he performs in Billingham as part of his Tangentleman tour, and Jim Davidson on November 15.

Former X Factor stars will be in the Tees Valley when Ray Quinn shares an evening of songs, chat and audience participation on September 28, and Marcus Collins takes to the stage with his seven-piece band on October 5.

And well-known faces from the music of the 60s and 70s will also be making an appearance. Les McKeown and his Bay City Rollers will perform on October 10, while Joe Brown will play timeless classics on November 14.

The Forum will turn its attentions to remembering the heroes who gave their lives for their country in October.

A Festival of Remembrance will be held on October 26 when The Royal British Legion Billingham branch hosts the show as well as its Poppy Appeal launch.

Days later, a show called Lotty’s War will be staged in Billingham as part of a national tour.

It runs from October 28 to November 1.

As Christmas approaches, the Forum will be holding its pantomime which will be Aladdin this season. It runs from December 6 to January 4.

The festive theme continues with A Viennese Straus Christmas Gala - featuring waltzes, Christmas music and songs on December 12.

Anyone wanting more details on performance times and ticket prices should contact the Forum Theatre box office on (01642) 552663.