Plenty of live entertainment coming up at The Plymouth Athenaeum and @BarbicanTheatre this spring…

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JD King is the world’s highest rated Elvis impersonator and we’re very excited to welcome him to The Plymouth Athenaeum on Saturday 23 March. Over the past 15 years Jim Devereaux has built a five star international reputation for his incredible recreation of the King – covering his greatest hits including Hound Dog, Blue Suede Shoes, Suspicious Minds and The Wonder of You. ***** “Critics’ Choice” (Time Out) ***** “He is brilliant” (Fringe Review) “The best Elvis we’ve ever seen” (The Brand Inside) Tickets £20. 8pm

Dust off your flares and platforms as the kings of disco are coming to Plymouth when Jive Talkin’ present The Bee Gees Live In Concert (Plymouth Athenaeum Friday 26 April) Renowned as the original and very best Bee Gees tribute show, wherever the group play they receive superb plaudits; “The soundalike quality is quite sensational” (The Stage), “Amazing similarity to the real Bee Gees” (Wakefield Express), “Absolutely Brilliant” (Maurice Gibb) For a truly amazing experience and an opportunity to hear all the great Bee Gees hits; Tragedy, Night Fever, Massachusetts, Stayin Alive, Jive Talkin and more in a 2 hour explosion of music and vocal harmony, this is a night not to be missed! Tickets £25. 8pm.

Host of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast (10 million downloads!) we welcome Stuart Goldsmith to our intimate Barbican Theatre stage on Saturday 27 April with his new stand up tour. ‘End Of’ is a comic odyssey on how it works out in the end, and whether anyone cares. Intelligent stand-up comedy for everybody, but of particular interest to people over thirty who’ve lost touch with all their old friends and can’t eat just one pain au chocolat. Featuring ultimates, absolutes and surprisingly few conclusions. “Truly a comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List), “Expert, charming stand-up” (The Sunday Times) As seen on As Yet Untitled (Dave) and Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) £11.50. 8pm.

Plymouth Comedy Club return to The Plymouth Athenaeum for their first night of hilarity in 2019, on Saturday 27 April where you can expect the usual trio of top stand up comedians plus resident MC Chris Brooker. Your Headline Act: Scott Bennett, has been hailed as one of the finest comedy talents to emerge in the last decade. Fusing old school and new school perfectly, Scott has a delightfully traditional line in true stories and proper gags. Scott is supported by two award winning comedians; Jack Campbell, Former English Comedian Of The Year and Jenny Collier who has toured the world performing stand up. £16. 8pm.

Due to popular demand we’re excited to welcome The Beach Boyz Tribute Band back to The Plymouth Athenaeum (Saturday 12 July) following their fantastic performance in July 2018. Let them take you on a journey of time and space, back to the 1960s and across to the sunny shores of California where the surf sound was conceived. The show is exhilarating filling the auditorium with glorious, rich vocal harmony, the five all singing, all playing boys that are Beach Boyz Tribute Band continue to amaze, astound and defy belief in their recreation of America’s biggest and longest selling pop rock band The Beach Boys®. No other tribute act can provide a lively fun packed show showcasing over 30 hit records that are performed 100% live. £20. 8pm

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Le Navet Bete and the award-winning creators of smash-hit show Dracula: The Bloody Truth, bring their hilarious new comedy adventure The Three Musketeers to The Plymouth Athenaeum this summer. It will have you rolling with laughter from here to the French countryside. Armed only with a baguette and his questionable steed, join hot-headed D’Artagnan as he travels to Paris full of childish excitement and misplaced bravado to become a Musketeer. Will things go to plan? It’s unlikely. With four actors and over 30 characters this will be their most hilariously chaotic adventure yet!

***** Side-splittingly funny (Broadway World)

***** Bright, bold and wittily inventive (Reviews Hub)

31 July – 17 August 2:30pm & 7:30pm. £17 / £19/ £68 family.

Tickets for all these shows and more can be booked at barbicantheatre.co.uk or by calling 01752 267131.

All prices stated are inclusive of all booking fees. For regular updates and announcements of new shows follow Barbican Theatre on Facebook: facebook.com/BarbicanTheatrePlymouth

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