Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’

Due to phenominal public demand, Micky Flanagan has announced another date at the NIA as part of his ‘Back in the Game’ tour.
Extra date added for Micky Flanagan at the NIA

Micky Flanagan adds an extra date to the NIA

The British comedian has once again extended his tour to include Saturday 9 November at the NIA in Birmingham.

This ‘Back in the Game’ tour follows his very successful ‘Out Out’ tour which received massive critical and commercial success, and this extra date follows the announcement made earlier this year that the comedian will be playing the NIA in March and November.

The Londoner is really at the top of his game and seems to have appeared from nowhere, but winning the Best Breakthrough act at the British Comedy Awards and his appearances on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Road show and Live at the Apollo, Micky has now become one of the top comedians in the UK.

Tickets to see Micky Flanagan are available from BritEvents now, tickets for the extra date  on 9 November at the NIA will go on sale on BritEvents on Saturday 16 March.

Welsh Rockers Stereophonics have been touring the UK this December to sold out audiences. Birmingham’s O2 Academy have announced today that a small batch of tickets have been added for tonight’s gig.

Stereophonics' new album 'Graffiti On A train' to be released in March 2013

More tickets added for the Stereophonics for tonight in Birmingham

The O2 Academy used their Facebook page to advertise the news this afternoon that more tickets had been released for the stereophonics later this evening (19 December). have also got tickets available for tonight’s event at the O2 Academy and tickets for the  Stereophonics gig in The Troxy in London for tomorrow night (20 December).

The Stereophonics who formed in 1992 in Wales, have had their fair share of sadness.  After playing their first ever gig in Cardiff City Stadium to a sold out audience of 30,000, the original drummer Stuart Cable was found dead in his home just two days later.

Audio Engineer Javier Weyler from Argentina replaced the original sticksman in 2005

Unfortunately in July of this year the band announced on Facebook and Twitter that Javier had left the band, but no explanation as to why the drummer had left was given.

In September of this year it was announced that the former drummer for the Noisettes , Jamie Morrison had replaced Weyler, and a month later the band released a video for the track ‘Violins and Tambourines’ from their upcoming album ‘Graffiti On The Train’ due for release in March 2013.

So, grab the chance of seeing one of the most underrated bands of the decade and get your Stereophonics tickets from

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty – A Gothic Romance has overcome the 100 year dilemma.

If you have ever read the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty you will know that the story line is about a princess who is put under a sleep spell for 100 hundred years to be woken by a kiss from a prince.

Not exactly a romantic story, as, according to Matthew Bourne,  there is no real love interest until the end.

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

But Matthew Bourne’s stunning ballet overcomes this slight problem by implementing some vampire action with an “element of True Blood”, he told BBC Breakfast this morning.

The contemporary choreographer also wanted to create a love interest before the princess is put under the sleeping spell, with the dilemma of how the prince can stay alive for over 100 years.

So, the obvious solution for the choreographer, is of course to use the ever-growing public’s fascination and  interest in the vampire community, as Matthew Bourne said this morning, “we are not here to maintain tradition” and told the presenters on BBC that he likes to approach things in a different way adding his own spin to stories.

The story begins at Princess Aurora’s Christening and will take you on a journey into a haunting, mythical and mysterious world filled with fairies, princess and vampires, where the traditional tale of good v bad is turned on its head, creating a supernatural love story that travels across the decades.

This delightfully dark and mysterious ballet is suitable for all ages, with breathtaking scenery and “more costumes and quick changes than ever before” Matthew Bourne certainly delivers yet another spectacle!!!

Sleeping Beauty is playing at The Lowry until this weekend and will be touring throughout the UK until next May. For more information on Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty tickets go to