What's On (Nov 9-11): Al Murray, Freddie Mercury, Kevin Precious and more
Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, is bringing a brand new show of epic proportions to the Grimsby Auditorium on Friday.
The award-winning funnyman’s new stand-up show, The Only Way Is Epic, will see the irrepressible innkeeper serve up his unique comedy brew that is sure to have those who attend in fits of laughter.
Friday, November 9 (7.30pm). Grimsby Auditorium. Tickets: £26.50. Call 0844 871 3016.
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In what is a must see for fans of the late singer and his Queen colleagues, Grimsby Auditorium welcomes tribute band Mercury on Saturday.
Joseph Lee Jackson takes centre stage as the flamboyant Queen frontman alongside the incredible guitar work of Glenn Scrimshaw as Brian May backed by superbly crafted harmonies, a driving rhythm section and state-of-the-art, world class production in what is regarded as one of the world’s finest tributes to one of history’s greatest rock bands.
Saturday, November 10 (7.30pm). Grimsby Auditorium. Tickets: £15-£17. Call 0844 871 3016.
The Fanfare Big Band will commemorate Remembrance Weekend with memories and music from the wartime era at Grimsby’s Central Hall on Friday.
The two-hour show, which will help raise funds for the RBL Poppy Appeal, is set to feature the authentic arrangements of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Count Basie, along with many more big bands of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.
Friday, November 9 (7.30pm). Central Hall, Grimsby. Tickets: £6-£12. Call 01472 355025.
Controversial comedian Roy Chubby Brown is bringing a night of outrageous laughs to The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe this Friday.
Chubby will unleash a non-stop barrage of laugh-out-loud comedy in a barn-storming night of jokes, banter and hilarious mickey-taking.
Friday, November 9 (7.30pm). The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe. Tickets: £19. Call 0844 854 2776.
English folk dance will take centre stage at the Plowright Theatre on Sunday in The Lock In.
This fast-paced and innovative show will bring together some of the UK’s top clog, sword and Morris dancers with their counterparts from the worlds of B-boying, popping and krump.
Sunday, November 11 (7.30pm). Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe. Tickets: £17. Call 0844 854 2776.
One of the best interpreters of Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan, Barb Jungr, is heading to Barton’s Ropery Hall on Friday.
Renowned for her unique vocal style, interpretation of song and radical approach to arrangements, the show will feature Barb’s recently released biographical album, Stockport To Memphis.
Friday, November 9 (8pm). Ropery Hall, Barton-Upon-Humber. Tickets: £10-£12. Call 01652 660380.
Louth Playgoers’ Riverhead Theatre presents Wife After Death, a hilarious comedy written by Eric Chappell and directed by Bruce Bourquin.
The plot involves the funeral of comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby whose friends and colleagues have gathered beside his coffin to pay their last respects. However, a series of revelations about his dubious past and recent philandering results in the guests asking themselves if they ever really knew the real Dave.
Friday, November 9 (7.30pm), Saturday, November 10 (7.30pm). Riverhead Theatre, Louth. Tickets: £4-£7.50. Call 01507 600350.
Former teacher Kevin Precious is hoping to be in a class of his own when he performs at the Ropery Hall in Barton.
The Hull-born funnyman turned his back on a career as a religious education teacher to became a stand-up comic and has gone on to perform alongside the likes of Rhod Gilbert, Michael McIntyre and Sarah Millican.
Saturday, November 10 (8pm). Ropery Hall, Barton-Upon-Humber. Tickets: £8-£10. Call 01652 660380.
Ben Affleck puts his acting and directorial talents on show in his new thriller Argo which opens in cinemas this week.
It tells the true story of the joint Canadian-CIA plan to rescue six U.S. diplomats from Tehran during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis by creating a phony film project in order to smuggle the Americans out of the country as its production crew.