Book your seat now for these touring stage productions.
Club Tropicana at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, July 22-27
Welcome to the Club Tropicana Hotel with Joe McElderry, Neil McDermott, Kate Robbins and Emily Tierney for the best holiday musical celebrating the 1980s. Ticket prices vary.
Go to mayflower.org.uk or call (023) 8071 1811.
Don Pasquale at the Theatre Royal Winchester, July 13
Follow the exploits of Don Pasquale in this riotous new version of Donizetti’s classic comic opera presented by Welsh National Opera. Set in and around Pasquale’s doner kebab van, it’s the story of an old bachelor’s romantic delusions and the young lovers who outwit him.
Go to theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk or call 01962 840440.
The Ladyboys of Bangkok at the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, November 22
A cabaret like no other cabaret, performed by girls like no other girls.
The Ladyboys of Bangkok promises to be bigger and as glitzy as ever for a night that will make you laugh and sing your heart out.
Sing Yer Heart Out For The Lads at Chichester Festival Theatre, October 5-November 2
Gina, landlady of The King George pub, has a lot on her plate. The England vs Germany World Cup qualifying match is about to start.
Over the next few hours, national defeat looms and xenophobic tensions rise, fuelled by the inarticulate fury of the pub team captain, Lawrie, and the insidious propaganda of right-wing extremist Alan. And while policeman Lee struggles to keep the peace, disillusioned squaddie Mark and Gina’s bullied son Glen are fighting their own demons.
Tickets go on sale on June 1.
An Evening with Lenny Henry at the Portsmouth Guildhall, November 24
Sir Lenny Henry is one of Britain’s best-known and celebrated comedians, with a career which began with cult stardom on children’s television to including writer, radio DJ, TV presenter, co-founder of Comic Relief and award-winning actor.
In the first half of the evening, Lenny will take the audience through a jam session of funny and sad memories and stories – from growing up in the Black Country, puberty, school, friendship, family secrets and unashamed racism.
In part two,Lenny will be interviewed by friend, broadcaster and author Jon Canter, for further insights into his life and career, followed by questions from the audience.
Ticket prices vary.