Swinging 60s, jazz and Broadway on the menu at Boston theatre

A taste of Broadway is coming to Boston
A taste of Broadway is coming to Boston

There’s plenty of entertainment lined up for Blackfriars Theatre goers this week with top stars of the 60s and live music.

The week kicks off tomorrow (Thursday) with Hit Parade Heroes performing from 7.30pm.

Blackfriars Academy

Blackfriars Academy

The show features hit maker and movie star John Leyton with Mike Berry and the Outlaws for a concert of music from the greatest era for popular music – the Swinging 60s.

John will be remembered for his number one smash hit Johnny Remember Me and his appearances in such blockbuster films as The Great Escape and Von Ryan’s Express with Frank Sinatra.

Tickets £17 and £15.

On Saturday at 7.30pm the sounds of Glen Miller, Duke Ellington, and many more will be re-created on the stage by Gordon Grant’s Fanfare Big Band and the voice of Melissa Marlow.

Tickets £12 and £10.

Finally, on Sunday, Back to Broadway will celebrate of all that is best about Musical Theatre from Memory, Music of the Night and Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, to Summer Nights and Footloose.

Organisers say this mesmerising show will take you through the world of musicals with 30 of the best loved tunes from Cats, Phantom, Chicago, Les Miserables, Grease and the Lion King and many more.

All are performed by some of the best singers and dancers working today and each song is interwoven by a narrator who gives the audience a little history and plot of each show allowing you to parachute directly into the story.

Tickets £16.00 & £14.00.

To book for any of the above shows call the theatre on 01205 363108.

With children heading back to school this September, Blackfriars Theatre Academy is also starting its new term from Monday.

The academy provides classes for children aged 2-18 years, who work towards a variety of different performances including theatre and public performances, competitions and a Christmas production.

This term students will work towards a brand new theatre production of Home Alone which will take place at Blackfriars, Boston on Thursday and Friday December 5 and 6 both performances start at 7pm.

The older academy groups Super and Mega Stars will also begin preparations to produce Grease to be performed during July 2014. Blackfriars is one of the first venues in the UK to have obtained a licence to perform the production.

For details call 01205 363108.