A household name for over 30 years both on and off the green baize, six times champion of the snooker world, Steve Davis, finally retired from competitive play in April 2016.
"My father passed away just before the start of the world championships and I played in it, we'd been in it since the start so it seemed the right time to finish" said Davis.
An Interesting Evening with Steve Davis charts his career beginning with his emotional farewell at The Crucible. It then takes the audience back into the late 70's when Steve met Barry Hearn and through his unstoppable dominance of the snooker world in the 80's. This includes light-hearted reminiscing and some memorable clips of his TV appearances on shows such as Morecambe and Wise, Cannon and Ball, Tiswas and Swap Shop, to name but a few.
We review the now famous 1985 black ball final where Steve - whilst losing on the final black ball to the eventual champion Dennis Taylor - became an even bigger household name with 18.5 million viewers tuning into BBC2 until well after midnight.
Steve looks back at appearing on Top of the Pops as part of the Matchroom Mob, with Chas and Dave's ‘Snooker Loopy' top ten chart hit, and how Spitting Image christened him ‘Interesting' a nickname that appeared to stick.
Two visits to the Palace gave Steve a much deserved MBE and OBE and five times Steve has been in the `BBC Sports Personality of the Year' top 3, still a record today.
Such is his magic touch, he's turned his passionate love of music into a regular role as a music DJ with notable appearances at Glastonbury and top festivals around the UK.
Emotional, funny and relaxed, ‘An Interesting Evening with Steve Davis' gives you a rare insight to how one of this country's sporting superstars has stood the test of time and is a key member of the BBC's snooker team.
£15 - balcony
£25 - VIP cabaret (with a free glass of bubbly)
House of India Starr presents...
The Peacock Lounge Burlesque & Cabaret
Leicester's most decadent cabaret and burlesque experience is back for 2020 with our Spring Extravaganza!
Harking back to the traditions of variety in vaudeville and music hall, The Peacock Lounge is a sumptuous cabaret environment unique to the city's oldest surviving theatre.
The Y provides the perfect backdrop to a glittering soirée featuring award-winning burlesque and cabaret acts handpicked to captivate you; from the sublime and beautiful to the outrageous and downright ridiculous- this show will leave you feeling mesmerised and eager for our next instalment!
The Antipodean Temptress from Aotearoa New Zealand, Duchess is an exotic ecdysiast who has performed burlesque across Europe, USA, Indonesia, Australia & NZ.
Duchess appeared as a finalist in the inaugural Miss Burlesque UK competition, has been invited to appear at the New Orleans Burlesque festival every year since 2015 and has twice performed in the largest touring festival in the world, the Australian Burlesque Festival. Her most notable performance was at the Hateful 8 premiere, where she performed for legendary director Quentin Tarantino.
Evelyn is a shape-shifting showgirl. A little imp in disguise with a naughty sense of humour who recently won the title on Miss Burlesque UK.
Evelyn is a founding member of ‘The Bitten Peach', a Pan-Asian performance night in London featuring a stellar line-up of the UK's legendary queens, kings and creatures of the Far East.
CHI CHI REVOLVER
Chi Chi Revolver began her performing career in 1986 at the young age of 3 as Sparky the Dog in 'Ziz Ziz Kaboom!' Circus. As Chi Chi got older the sawdust in her veins turned to glitter and her first burlesque routine was a comedy magic strip tease in 2005. Since then she has been a regular on the cabaret and burlesque scene in performing, producing shows and teaching. She was one of the very first people in the country to combine hula hoop and burlesque performing a hula hoop strip tease and recently took part in the prestigious Burlesque Hall of Fame weekender in Las Vegas.
Chi Chi is a Guinness World Record holder for the world's fastest upside down hula hooper managing 112 rotations of a hula hoop in 1 minute while hanging upside down from a trapeze.
GOOD NESS GRACIOUS
Good Ness Gracious is an award-winning, international burlesque artist from London who brings boundless fun, sparkle and silliness to the stage. Her acts are full of comedy and her cheekiness is bound to charm the pants off you! With a broad range of characters from cute clown to singing vintage starlet to the tangerine dream himself, Ness does it all with a twinkle in her eye and her tongue firmly in cheek.
With a taste for Old Hollywood glamour fused with a mischievous modern edge, Ana is a neo- classical femme fatale specialising in gothic and ethereal burlesque. Benefitting from over 25 years of classical training in various dance styles, Ana combines her versatility as a dancer with her penchant of the theatrical to create breath-taking and innovative acts filled with an attention to detail which leave the audience captivated by her seductive storytelling.
Ana is found regularly performing and competing in Burlesque festivals across Europe.
THE DIVINE MISS EM as your host.
Miss Em is a compelling, sizzling performer who will transport you back to the charm and chutzpa of the golden age stars such as Judy Garland, Lucille Ball and Rita Hayworth. Delivering her songs with powerful vocals and fabulous wit. This irrepressible showgirl holds audiences in the palm of her hand whether it be charming them with wartime standards, belting out a rousing sing-along, teasing them with her sassy numbers or sending chills with beautiful torch songs.
"That Girl's got some pipes, and we can all see where she keeps them" Gene Simmons Kiss
It promises to be an unforgettable night!
We invite you to join in the atmosphere and feel like a star by dressing to impress in your best vintage and red carpet looks.
Choose a VIP ticket and be greeted with a glass of bubbly before arriving at your candle lit table where the show may just come to you!
We're risqué and not for the faint of heart; partial nudity, adult themes and strong language feature throughout. Over 18's only.
"A delightfully decadent soirée"- From Dusk 2 Dawn
"All of the acts were of the highest quality... easily the best burlesque I've ever been to" - Guest
"A very elegant, entertaining and exquisite night"- Guest
Please note line-up may change to circumstances beyond our control.
Due to the nature of the show running times are approximate.
Demon Theatre presents Disney’s High School Musical. Based on the hit 2006 film, this fun musical shows a Jock and a Brainiac from two different worlds, meet each other in a musical spectacular! Perfect for all the family.
Both 13:30 and 19:00 shows are available, select your time on the next page!
In the midst of a time of uncertainty, division and political unrest, a young woman wrestles with her own isolation and call to respond...…
WANTED explores the stories of 5 extraordinary ordinary women who share a passion for standing up for what is right! This powerful new play features an array of historical figures; Irena Sendler, who rescued more than 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto during the Nazi occupation; Olive Morris, British Black Panther and avid activist for women and squatters' rights; Phoolan Devi, the fearsome Bandit Queen, and a woman way ahead of her time, Dr James Barry.
WANTED is written and performed by Tonia Daley-Campbell, Therese Collins and Pamela Cole-Hudson; the trio wowed audiences in The Sistren and now return to the stage accompanied by two new talented performers to again explore how the past and present collide, played out in Gazebo's inimitable style; powerful drama littered with humour, honesty and heart.
‘We have to respond to what is happening. The only other option is to ignore it'
In Celebration & Recognition of Women's History Month 2020
"What a sad business, being funny" - "Limelight" (1952)
For over 100 years, Charlie Chaplin has been the world's best-loved clown. His brilliant comic creation of "The Little Tramp" is the first and most recognisable cinematic icon in history. But his remarkable story of stardom and success has a darker side.
Raised in the horrific, grinding poverty of a Victorian slum, Charlie never knew the security of a stable family. Whilst his parents destroyed themselves with disastrous ambition and unshakeable vice, Charlie was thrown at the mercy of the workhouse. Desperate to escape his feral existence on the streets of South London, Charlie became captivated by the shining lights of vaudeville, and gradually began to see a way out.
Critically-acclaimed Arrows & Traps return with an examination of the relationship between experience and creativity, and invite you to discover how Chaplin spun personal tragedy into universal comedy, in a psychological exploration of one of the world's most remarkable lives.
This production is being produced with the full endorsement of the Chaplin Estate and the Chaplin Family.
£22 - Standard
£50 - Meet and Greet (this will be available as an upgrade in your basket)
Shaun William George Ryder (born 23 August 1962) is an English singer, songwriter, television personality and author. As the lead singer of the Happy Mondays he was a leading figure in the Madchester cultural scene in the late 1980s. In 1993 he formed another band, Black Grape.
Ryder was the runner-up of the tenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. The film 24 Hour Party People featured the story of Ryder's youth. Join Shaun as he discusses his life, career & the music industry.
You will also have the opportunity to ask Shaun a question.
Live music support act: No Conflict feat. Harrison Gent