Telford 50 - What's Next?

The Place In The Park – 4 - 19 August 2018

Place in the Park Big Top 4 August - 19 August

This year brings a double 50th birthday for Telford – both the town and Oakengates Theatre @ The Place celebrate five decades!

To mark the theatre’s landmark birthday, it is moving to the QEII Fields In Trust Town Park Arena in summer between 4 and 19 August to showcase an extravaganza of entertainment. This unique entertainment experience includes comedy, music, dance and children’s shows.

This event is proudly sponsored by Telford Centre

4 August:
Tenor Russell Watson
Russell Watson

The UK’s best-selling classical artist returns to the stage with a stunning collection of best loved songs and tracks from his new album.

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5 August:
Scheherazade & 1001 Nights
Scheherazade and 1001 Nights

In this new production of a great ancient world story, Scheherazade and her magical tales of genies & ghouls are retold in thrilling dance.

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6 August:
Sounds of the 60s
Sounds of the 60s

Experience The Sixties show that's wowing audiences around the world! Relive the music with the spectacular sounds of The Zoots!

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7 August:
Arrival: The Hits of ABBA

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Come and celebrate the music of one of the biggest selling and most iconic bands of all time.

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7 - 8 August:
Dinosaur World Live
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Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the  family!

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8 August:
Dara O Briain
Dara O'Briain

Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today in this brand new show for 2018.

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9 August:
80s Mania
80's mania

Europe’s Official 1980’s Multi-Tribute Concert featuring 25 chart topping pop icons authentically recreated with live band and awesome dancers.

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10 August:

Boyzlife, featuring Boyzone and Westlife band members Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden join forces for a fantastic event.

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11 August:
Proms In The Park featuring The D-Day Darlings Trio
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D-Day Darlings sing the heartfelt harmonies that kept Britain smiling through its darkest times with popular WW2 songs.

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11 August:
Greatest Showman
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Start practicing your vocal scales, because this summer Telford will be swaying in time to a singalong musical The Greatest Showman.

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12 August:
Al Murray
Al Murray

The nation’s favourite pub landlord invites you to his raucous saloon. Comedy, music and variety are all on tap in this show!

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13 August:
Grease Singalong
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Celebrating 40 years since Sandy met Danny, join us in the big top for a singalong screening of the most successful movie musical of all time! 

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14 August:
Family Music Festival
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All day festival including family fun music workshop, interactive performance, folk workshop with The Destroyers.

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15 August:
S Club, 5ive & East 17
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Three of the late 90s and early 00s most popular bands come together for a great evening of musical entertainment.

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16 August:

Collabro are the world’s most successful Musical Theatre group. Their third album “Home”, reached Number 7 in the UK album charts.

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17 August:
Doreen’s Naughty Bits
Doreen's Naughty bits event

Doreen presents some of her favourite moments, sketches and videos from the past four years of doing her one-woman shows.

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18 August:
BIG Sing Gospel Voices
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Pop, gospel, soul and inspirational songs that will make you feel happy and uplifted. They are a group of seriously inspirational people.

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