14/48 takes place on Fri 22nd and Sat 23rd November at 8pm and 10.30pm each day
Ticket Price: £7/£5 conc (Festival Ticket £10/£8)
The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival
We gather 70 artists and give them 24 hours to write, direct, rehearse, score, design and perform 7 brand new plays. Then, as if that isn't enough, we get them to do it all over again the next night!
That's right, this crazy bunch of creatives make 14 world premier plays in 48 hours. From heart-warming to hilarious, or downright scary, who knows what they'll come up with – but without fail it's always something fresh and interesting that you will have never seen before.
What's in it for you? As if all this brand new work isn't enough, you can submit a theme that could be selected toinspire them and shape the work made. You'll be supporting local artists and are guaranteed to walk away feeling inspired, what could be better than that?!
The Cycling Podcast Tour brings Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie plus other colleagues and guests to Leicester with their award-winning cycling analysis, reportage and insight. Find out what life is really like in the pro cycling peloton and for the men and women who cover the sport week-in, week-out around the world and across all three grand tours. The tour will also mark the launch of The Cycling Podcast 2019 journal of the cycling year - answering key questions like how the races were won, who rode a la Zubeldia and what Lionel had for dinner.
Following the success of the last six competitions, this year’s event will again be organised by Leicester’s Got Talent LTD supported by Pukaar News, Anand International, Bond Adams LLP Solicitors and LAMP in association with the crime-fighting charity CrimeStoppers and Leicestershire Police.
£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 our Winter Spectacular!
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!
LILI LA SCALA as your host
Lili is known for her vintage style, neo-cabaret versions of modern songs and her ability to whip the audience into a frenzy with her delicious blend of diva antics, big notes and stunning costumes. She'll have you eating out of the palm of her, beautifully manicured, hand.
A professionally trained dancer, her exquisite acts are polished to perfection, from her seductive Fan Dances to her deliciously authentic New Orleans 20's Bump and Grind, every raise of an eyebrow and sky-high kick exudes class and sass and is executed to the highest of standards. Didi is a born entertainer and maven of all things glamorous, her Madonna Tribute will have you fooled into thinking you were watching Madge herself!
Kiki Lovechild is a professional idiot. He is one of the leading cabaret clowns on the UK circuit, wowing crowds with comedy, vaudeville and burlesque routines described by the press as ‘fantastically inventive', ‘hot and humorous', ‘astounding' and ‘burlesque with a difference!
Before she even knew what Burlesque was, Ruby had a fascination with all things theatrical and fabulous, feathered and glittered, exotic and sensual. Inspired by the classic splendour of early 20th century film stars such as Rita Hayworth and Gene Tierney, Ruby's performances lure you into another world altogether.
Hand balancer, acrobat and sideshow showman extraordinaire. Touring with big tops performing aerial, manipulation and acrobatics he is now presenting one of the only contemporary chair stacking acts in the U.K.
BELLE DE BEAUVOIR
Inspired by vintage Parisian glamour, Belle de Beauvoir is a classic burlesque siren with a contemporary twist. Belle is a true powerhouse performer with an allure that both titillates and challenges.
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.
Join Ballet Theatre UK as we follow the yellow brick road and discover all the wonders of Oz.
Enjoy Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion, (and yes Toto too) as they seek the Wonderful Wizard to find that there's no place like home!
The Wizard of Oz is a two act, full-length, ballet adaptation of the iconic tale by L. Frank Baum, told through the magic of classical dance. Set to a classical score which brings the story to life, this production is family friendly and is the perfect way to introduce children to the classical ballet.
The production is presented with beautiful backdrops, stunning theatrical sets and costumes evoking the iconic sketches by W.W. Denslow, from the original publication.
"A ballet company of great achievement"- The Dancing Times
"Glittering costumes, expressive dancers . . . a pleasure to witness a production of this calibre" - Dance Europe
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - WhatsonStage.com
Join us for a night of stunning music and dance celebrating Christmas with Leicester Theatre Group. Songs from great musicals as well as chart music and obviously some Christmas songs from our trio of singers and an amazing group of dancers to entertain you.
Doors: 7.30pm, Begins 8pm
The Buster Keaton Picture Show sees acclaimed instrumental group Haiku Salut perform an original, contemporary live score to Buster Keaton's 1926 comedy classic The General.
Commissioned by Nottingham Contemporary as part of the BFI's Comedy Genius season, Haiku Salut's score combines electronica, folk, post rock, and neo-classical elements to cast The General in a new dramatic light.
The General was described by Orson Welles as "the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made", and is one of the last major films of the silent era.
The film is based on a true incident - the Great Locomotive Chase - with The General of the title referring to engineer Johnnie Gray's (Keaton) engine. Gray has been rejected by both the Confederate Army and by his fiancée Annabelle but when Union spies steal the General (and unwittingly, Annabelle), he gets a chance to prove his heroism by catching up with The General and rescuing his beloved. In this ambitious production, Keaton performs all his own stunts using his incredible comic timing and body language to create hilarious, near perfect entertainment.
Haiku Salut perform to Cohen Media's stunning 4K restoration of The General.
"Spearheading the BFI's Buster Keaton season is this 4K restoration of his 1926 masterpiece, a jaw-plunging blend of physical dexterity and bravura moviemaking." Total Film
"The pioneering genius of Buster Keaton's 1926 silent film The General looks even more startling than ever more or less invented the action movie." The Guardian
"Haiku Salut are a singular musical force." Mojo
The Buster Keaton Pictureshow was created and commissioned by Nottingham Contemporary's The Screen at Contemporary and supported by BFI Comedy Genius Season.
Amy - A Tribute presents...The Story of Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse was one of, if not the finest female jazz andsoul singer the UK has produced in a generation, who's career was all tootragically short. A legendary figure in popular music, her three albums,collaborations and self-penned hits touched the world, and this theatre showtells that story through performance, narration, imagery and video, featuring afantastic 8 piece live band with full horn section and backing vocals, styledon the infamous 'BBC Sessions'. Taking the audience on a journey through threealbums worth of material, including collaborations with the likes of TonyBennett, Paul Weller, Mark Ronson and The Specials, expect an informative, yetentertaining and fun show delivered by one of the vocally strong Leah Govier,and her band,as they pay homage to an undisputed star. The first time thistheatre show has come to a Leicester theatre, expect top showmanship, musicalability and even a festive twist!
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.
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.