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Frogmore Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3AX
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Angela Dunlop: An Evening of Mediumship

Angela Dunlop: An Evening of Mediumship

Angela Dunlop, Psychic Medium author of ‘The Miracle of Mediumship’ will be visiting the Festival Drayton Centre to share her incredible ability at communicating with those in Spirit. Angela has touched the lives of thousands of people over the decades. She is able to evidentially describes that not only do we survive our physical death, but more importantly, the bonds of love between the two worlds are eternal.

Angela has brought her mediumship to open audiences in Europe, Australia and the UK. Angela’s work has given hope, comfort and empathy to those she has worked with. She has restored faith to those in need of reassurance.

Angela released her first book in 2021, ‘The Miracle of Mediumship, True life stories of Mediumship and the Afterlife’. During this fascinating memoir, Angela describes how she got involved with mediumship. She reveals remarkable real-life stories of how mediumship heals people from grief.

Angela’s grounded approach has gained her a solid reputation in the UK. Her strong following on social media keeps her fans interested in upcoming events and demonstrations.

Fri 4 Oct

Bookends Live In Concert: Simon and Garfunkel Through The Years

Bookends Live In Concert: Simon and Garfunkel Through The Years

Critically acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest tribute shows, Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years continues to delight audiences across the globe. Featuring stunning vocal harmonies from world-class musicians, this spectacular concert transports you on a journey through the epic songs and history of the much-loved Simon and Garfunkel.

The show follows the story of the incredible rise to fame of two boys from Queens, New York, who went on to become the most successful folk-rock duo of the 1960s, selling 38 million albums in the US alone, and receiving 10 Grammy Awards. In 1981, they performed to over half a million people in their hometown of New York, and in 1990 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Collectively known as Bookends, Dan Haynes and Pete Richards have been fronting Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years since its creation in 2011. Much like their idols, they became friends at school and could not resist singing together from a tender age.

Alongside stops in London’s West End, the show has toured extensively around the UK, Europe, United States and Australia, attracting packed houses night after night. With consecutive sell-out runs since 2014 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, they are championed as "one of the best vocal groups touring today", whose sounds are ‘’simply breathtaking’’.

Featuring all the major hits such as The Sound of Silence, Mrs Robinson, The Boxer and the iconic Bridge Over Troubled, don’t miss out on this phenomenal show.

“A real masterpiece” BBC Radio

“One of the greatest tribute shows anywhere in the world” Stuart Cameron, BBC and ITV Broadcaster

Sat 7 Sep

Bootleg Shadows

Bootleg Shadows

We are delighted to welcome ‘The Bootleg Shadows’ back by popular demand to the Festival Drayton Centre.

‘The Bootleg Shadows’ perform a unique concert that encompasses the Shadows amazing career from 1960 up until the early 80s. Concert audiences are invited to relive fantastic hits such as Apache, Foot Tapper, Riders in The Sky, Atlantis, Wonderful Land, Kon Tiki, Cavatina, FBI plus some hit songs of “Cliff” and a few “wild cards” for good measure!

For anyone who loves the sounds of the 60's - and enjoys a few laughs on the way – ‘The Bootleg Shadows’ perform a unique tribute that has audiences humming the tunes and doing the Shadows famous 'walk' long after they have left the Theatre.

Sat 6 Apr

£22.50

Captain Calamity

Captain Calamity

From the moment Captain Calamity and Crew fly in from The Lollipop Lighthouse in Chocolate Button bay the craziness bursts onto the stage.

This is a wild mix of magic and mayhem like no other…

Expect belly wobbling, jaw dropping family fun featuring baffling balloon bursting, beautiful bubbles, silly science, gigglesome games, cheeky tunes, one or two custard pies and enough craziness to send you into a fits of laughter before the curtain comes crashing down.

Sat 20 Apr

£15 Children's ticket £10

Country Superstars

Country Superstars

The World’s biggest Country Music Tribute Touring Show is coming!

TV and West End Dolly star Sarah Jayne has been performing as Dolly Parton for more than 28 years and is Europe’s leading tribute to the Queen of Country. Joined by award-winning TV vocal impersonator Andy Crust, prepare to be taken on a journey back through time to meet the most influential icons to have shaped country music history.

Kenny Rogers himself named and stated on his website that Sarah Jayne and Andy Crust's tribute to Kenny and Dolly is Europe's leading tribute act. Country music will live on forever, a must see for any fans of country music!

Sat 2 Nov

Dino Invasion

Dino Invasion

In an old abandoned laboratory setting Doctor Stone is awaiting the arrival of Professor Flint from the world-renowned Dinosaur Museum to see the findings in a part of the building which appear to be some remnants from the Jurassic age.’

The Dinosaur Invasion Show is an interactive journey through the life of the pre-historic era. With over 15 realistic dinosaurs, puppets and characters to take you back in time to when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Featuring animatronics from a gigantic Tyrannosaurus-Rex and the fierce Triceratops to tiny baby hatchlings.

Lots of audience participation and interaction is guaranteed. There will be fun and games around every corner, which will leave audiences of all ages captivated.

The show will finish with a meet and greet, with a chance to get up and close with the ferocious predators.

Make no bones about it, this will be a rip-roaring family spectacular!

Sat 15 Jun

ELO Again

ELO Again

Relive the sounds of ELO including classics 'All Over The World', 'Evil Woman', 'Hold On Tight' and 'Roll Over Beethoven'.

Sat 18 May

The Elton John Show

The Elton John Show

Celebrating 50 Years of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

The Elton John Show is the UK’s newest and most exciting Elton John tribute show to hit the stage.

With over 300 million records sold, Sir Elton John is the most successful

singer-songwriter of his generation. A flamboyant mega-star, with a never ending back catalogue of incredible songs! From Rocket Man to Tiny Dancer, The Elton John Show brings “Young Elton” back to the stage at his energetic best.

Fri 20 Sep

£25 Friends tickets £23.50

Fleetwood Mad

Fleetwood Mad

Fleetwood Mad are a sensational and exciting tribute band recreating an authentic Fleetwood Mac experience. Created out of a passion for Fleetwood Mac and their music, Fleetwood Mad made their debut in early 2019 and quickly secured their place as one of the "must see" Fleetwood Mac tributes. The show includes a flashback to the Peter Green era plus all of the biggest hits from their multi-million selling singles and albums. The stage show presents great live music and authentic costumes, ensuring Fleetwood Mad take you on a 2-hour theatrical journey exploring the magic of Fleetwood Mac.

Sat 4 May

From Gold to Rio – The Greatest Hits of Spandau Ballet & Duran Duran

From Gold to Rio – The Greatest Hits of Spandau Ballet & Duran Duran

Two of the UK's most iconic bands will be brought to life in one power packed show!

From Gold to Rio will take you on a nostalgic journey back to the New Romantic era which ruled the charts for over a decade.

For the very first time the music from two of the UK's most iconic bands will be celebrated in one power packed show!

With over 20 top 10 hits, the show will feature 2 hours of non-stop, classics including Gold, Rio, True, The Reflex, Through the Barricades, Save A Prayer, Lifeline, Girls on Film, to name a few, guaranteed to leave the audience shouting for more!

Sat 19 Oct

The Fureys

The Fureys

The Fureys treat their audience to one of popular music’s richest legacies.

They are one of Ireland’s all-time most acclaimed and influential middle of the road, folk and traditional bands. Fureys classics like I Will Love You, When You Were Sweet 16, Red Rose Café, Leaving Nancy, The Old Man, From Clare to Here and The Green Fields of France have become the soundtrack to the lives of fans all over the world.

The Fureys indelible musical footprint is rivalled only by their vast collection of personal stories of their musical experiences and friendships, gathered by Eddie and George Furey along an amazing 45-year journey which shows no signs of reaching a final destination.

The Fureys will jump at any chance to play… not just on stage. Stories of the band striking up spur of the moment music sessions with fellow music stars who happen to be around are legendary. Joe Dolan, Philomena Begley, Tom O'Connor, Chris Rea, the Chieftains, Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Liam Clancy and Sean Maguire are just a few of those who have joined The Fureys for their spontaneous sessions, each one with a story begging to be told.

Fri 8 Mar

GO NOW! The Music of The Moody Blues

Go Now: The Music of The Moody Blues

GO NOW! The Music of The Moody Blues is an opportunity for fans to experience this timeless music live, in a tribute to…The Greatest Classic Rock Band of a Generation and Rock and Roll Hall Of Famers THE MOODY BLUES

Gordy Marshall toured and recorded with The Moody Blues for twenty-five years.Together with Mick Wilson (lead singer of 10CC for twenty years) they present a super-group of world class musicians, singers and songwriters and meticulously recreate the elegance of a Moody Blues Concert. In this show, all the classic hits are celebrated, including Nights in White Satin, Go Now, Tuesday Afternoon, Legend of a Mind (Timothy Leary’s Dead),I Know You’re Out There Somewhere, Question, Isn’t Life Strange plus Forever Autumn and a show-stealing rendition of Eve of the War from Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds.

Joining Gordy and Mick on stage are:

Tim Maple (Leona Lewis guitarist and X-factor Live MD)
Malcolm Moore (James Blunt)
Patrick Duffin (Jersey Boys)

Sat 2 Mar

£26.50

Jo Caulfield - Here Comes Trouble

Jo Caulfield – Pearls Before Swine

Biting and caustic wit from the writer, actress and comedian.

Fri 19 Apr

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Johnny Cash Roadshow, a show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener. Also the only show to be endorsed by the Cash family!

Sat 28 Sep

Old Herbaceous

Old Herbaceous

Old Herbaceous

Produced by Giles Shenton Productions

Written by Alfred Shaughnessy

Directed by Simon Downing

With Giles Shenton as Herbert Pinnegar

Described as “Downton Abbey with gardening tips”, Old Herbaceous is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants and is a charming one man play which has entranced sell-out audiences all around the country over the last five years.

An acute and sometimes hilarious observation of relationships between the classes in a simpler age, Old Herbaceous is sprinkled with witticisms and epithets. The evening blossoms into tender humour, much in the traditionally understated English style of the early 20th century.

As Old Herbaceous, renowned actor Giles Shenton truly lives the part of the legendary Head Gardener, Herbert Pinnegar, inviting you to feel included in a private chat from a bygone, comforting age. Keeping you engrossed, amused and emotionally engaged from start to finish, Old Herbaceous will leave you with a feeling that, perhaps, all’s right with the world.

Sat 13 Apr

One Night of Tom Jones featuring Glen Leon and his Live Band

One Night of Tom Jones featuring Glen Leon and his Live Band

This truly outstanding show celebrates the man, the music and the voice of one of the greatest singers of our time, Sir Tom Jones.

Together with West End Star Glen Leon’s astounding vocal likeness and powerful range, a band of gifted musicians and superb backing singers, this highly acclaimed show takes you on a wonderful roller coaster ride through five decades of hit’s including; It’s Not Unusual, Green Green Grass of Home, Sex Bomb, Fall in Love, Kiss, Thunderball, She’s A Lady, What’s New Pussycat, and many many more.

Fri 27 Sep

£20 Friends tickets £18

Paul Potts

Paul Potts

Paul Potts, the Welsh-residing tenor, is living his dream. Bullied and taunted at school, singing in the local church choir proved to be a sanctuary for Paul. Listening to La Boheme at aged 16, Paul fell in love with opera, a romance that was to set him on a turbulent journey that would eventually lead him to win the first series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2007. Truly a life-changing event, Paul released his multi-Platinum debut album ‘One Chance’ that year, topped the charts in 13 countries, appeared on Oprah (twice), brought Times Square to a standstill, announced a global arena tour and became a household name in cities from Seoul to New York and Sydney to Hamburg.

Paul’s story has since inspired the Hollywood film ‘One Chance’ starring James Corden. But the story doesn’t end there. Paul is constantly touring, having now performed well over 1,000 times across 45 countries. Since Paul’s BGT win, he has released a further six studio albums: 2009’s ‘Passione’, 2010’s ‘Cinema Paradiso’ and ‘Home’ in 2014, as well as a Greatest Hits collection in 2013. Paul’s fifth studio album ‘On Stage’ was released in 2017 to celebrate ten years since his historic win, followed by ‘Winter Dreams’ in 2019. Paul’s upcoming album Musica Non Proibita, due September, is a double album of arias that Paul performed during his ‘At Home’ sessions during lockdown.

Sat 27 Apr

£24.50–£45 Meet Paul with our VIP tickets!

Simon Evans: Have We Met?

Simon Evans: Have We Met'

Simon Evans: Have We Met

After finally solving the mystery of his existence and true identity in Work of the Devil, Simon finds that he has still not overcome the more daily challenges of remembering what he came upstairs for, who these grown-ups are that live with him (and what they have done with his children) and how can that footage be from 2009, when he only bought those shoes a few months ago In Greek mythology, the Muses were the daughters of Mnemosyne, goddess of memory - though ironically, there is no easy way to remember her name. But Memory was thus clearly regarded by the ancient Greeks as the mother of the arts, wellspring of inspiration, the compost in which imagination takes rooty. Our last defence against tyranny, the consolation of the just and the seat of the soul. Without memory, the illusion of self crumbles. Mine, however, is shot. So where does that leave me

'A masterclass' ★★★★★ (Scotsman). 'Outstanding stuff' ****12 (Chortle.co.uk). PS What have I forgotten

Fri 22 Mar

£17–£25

Simon Evans: Have We Met?

Mark Simmons: Setup, Punchline, Laughter, Repeat

As Seen on Mock The Week, BT Sport and ITV, ‘Master of one-liners’ MARK SIMMONS brings his brand-new show on the road.

Mark recently joined Dara O’Brian and Hugh Dennis on BBC2’s Mock The Week as a semi-regular on the show and now brings you his hotly-anticipated show Setup, Punchline, Laughter, Repeat. He’s also been appearing on BT Sport’s DIY pundit and The Rugby’s On.

Mark has also appeared in other TV shows such as ITV’s Out There, BBC Radio 4ExtraStands Up, a Channel 4 pilot starring alongside Bridget Christie, as well as BBC3’s One For The Road. Mark also hosted News-ish and Film-ish on Fubar Radio alongside co-host Seann Walsh. And now is enjoying further success with his solo podcast, Jokes With Mark Simmons, where he invites a fellow comic, such as Gary Delaney and Milton Jones to discuss jokes that they’ve written but simply just haven’t worked.

This isn’t your average one-liner show as there is the running theme throughout. This year Mark’s parents have sold the house he grew up in and has to collect his box of stuff from the loft. Come discover what’s in the box in this top-level one-liner show structured in a way you’ve never seen before.

Fri 22 Mar

£17–£25

Soul Train

Soul Train

SOUL TRAIN will soon steam into Market Drayton with their amazing 6 lead vocalists featuring 3 boys & 3 girls plus a truly fine feast of your favourite soulful gems.

Harking back to the wonderful days when the dance floor was king, performers deliver a fun presentation of 60s and 70s soul classics. From early soul days of Tamla Motown, Stax and Atlantic records though to disco and beyond as the show brings on the good times.

Featured in a fun feel good production are classic hit songs by - Stevie Wonder, Isley Brothers, Supremes, Gladys Knight, O'Jays, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, Donna Summer, Candi Staton, Whitney Houston, Billy Ocean, Lionel Richie, Tavares and many more great artists that still keep us singing and dancing.

Great atmosphere - wonderful memories and always a fun night out!

Show producer and performer Wayne Kennedy goes back to his roots having sold well over one million concert tickets for his theatre shows. The Stage - Superb - Remarkable - Tremendously Entertaining! The BBC - MAGNIFICENT!

Sat 14 Sep

Tony Stockwell - Psychic Medium

Tony Stockwell - Psychic Medium

Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and always humorous The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tony Stockwell has a long established credibility as one of the top Intuitive Mediums and has shared the stage all round the world with international mediums such as Colin Fry, James van Praagh and Lisa Williams. Tony demonstrates his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones with detailed messages frequently including names, dates and locations and all delivered with emotion, sensitivity and empathy. The evening may include psychometry, photographs readings and psychic prediction. Recent legislative guidelines insist that any Evening of Mediumship should be billed ‘for entertainment purposes’. Tony certainly uses his natural wit, showmanship and Cockney charisma to entertain but more important, Mediumship has the potential to change someone’s life and instil in them a sense of peace, comfort and purpose. We hope that nobody can fail to come away untouched by the experience.

Mon 22 Apr

£22.50

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