Comedy stars and singing sensations at City Hall

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FROM big names in comedy to world premiere performances, Salisbury City Hall aims to offer something for everyone in its 2014 programme.

Popular comedy double act Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis, will be returning to the city with their new tour Ploughing on Regardless.

Their television and radio credits stretch from the Now Show to Mock the Week, and when they last appeared at City Hall tickets proved hugely popular.

Julian Lloyd Webber and his wife Jiaxin will present a brand new concert on February 24, featuring world premiere performances of duets for two cellos with piano as well as music from composers including Vivaldi, Bach, Rachmaninov, Saint-Saëns and Schumann.

Music runs throughout the winter offering, with return performances from tribute acts Rumours of Fleetwood Mac and The ELO Experience.

Grammy-nominated Beth Nielsen Chapman will be performing on February 24.

The Nashville based singer-songwriter has penned a number of hits and written songs for many top artists including Elton John, Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt, with her hit record This Kiss garnering a Grammy nomination.

And for a younger audience, Postman Pat will be delivering his new stage show with Jess the Cat.

He will be entertaining three to six year olds as he tries to save the day in order for the Great Greendale Talent Show to take place.

Essence of Ireland returns to Salisbury after a twoyear break.

The show will feature original choreography and music, together with Irish classics including Galway Girl, Song for Ireland and Danny Boy.

It tells a story of love, joy, happiness and heartache endured by Cora McGowan and Sean Dempsey as they are separated by emigration for each and their beloved Ireland.

The Beat, known for a string of hit singles including Mirror in the Bathroom and Can’t Get Used To Losing You, are performing on March 1.

And cult band Caravan will be performing an intimate concert on March 6.

For ballet fans, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is being performed the following day.

Already proving popular is a concert production of the West End hit Jailhouse Rock, called The Elvis Years.

The show is packed with more than 50 of Elvis’ greatest hits from the early days of Sun Studios through the Hollywood years and culminating in the legendary Las Vegas concert.

Comedy singing group and satirical cabaret act Fascinating Aïda will be celebrating 30 years with a new show on March 15.

Tickets for all shows are available on 01722 434434 or at cityhallsalisbury.co.uk.

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