Theatre rolls with comedy and era nostalgia

Lincoln Theatre Royal have a great line up over the month of June, and here are just some of the highlights to look out for over the month.

After the success of the first instalment of the Just the Tonic comedy series, Lincoln’s Theatre Royal have announced another line up of comedians to take to the stage.

On June 10th Junior Simpson, Wes Zaharuk, Seann Walsh and Simon Bligh will be bringing their various acts to the recently refurbished theatre.

Junior Simpson, aka “the new Lenny Henry”, has worked with other comedic acts such as Rolf Harris, Jo Brand, Frank Skinner and Johnathan Ross, and is also writing for humorous show Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

Zaharuk uses quirky props and crazy crusades to wow his audience, and Seann Walsh was the 2009 Leicester Comedy Festival Comedian of the year for good reason.

Lastly, Simon Bligh is described as “energetic”, and makes acute observations with his conversational style. The show begins at 8pm with tickets costing £10. Tickets are available from Lincoln Theatre Royal’s box office, or their website.

Lincoln Theatre Royal also welcomes the 1940s-style big band Glenn Miller Orchestra (pictured) on June 13th. The band, directed by Ray McVay, is set to take you on a trip down memory lane with vocal group the Moonlight Serenaders, as well as jazz musicians the Uptown Hall Gang, many of whom have played with the biggest swing bands in the world.

The orchestra has so far amazed audiences from Russia, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Uruguay and the United Arab Emirates and appeared at many worldwide festivals. The shows begin at 7.30pm with ticket prices starting from £16.50.

Finally coming to the theatre is Strictly Tap Dance Fever, from June 14th to 16th. The internationally renowned show is an energetic act aiming to take audiences on a tour of all the greatest tap dance moments in history.

The 2010 production features musical classics remixed with modern beats. Swing, jive and famous singers are just some of the sounds incorporated into the dances as well as visits to 42nd Street, White Tie and Tails and Chorus Line.

The New York Post believed Strictly Tap Dance Fever to be “the most exciting dance show in years”. The shows begin at 7.30pm with ticket prices starting from £16.50.