What's on: Whitchurch, Wem and beyond

Reporter:

Barrie White

NATHAN CARTER

(Crewe Lyceum, Nov 19)

Following on from a 2016 that saw him beat both Beyoncé and Drake to a Number 1 Album in his native Ireland, Country-Pop crossover star Nathan Carter has announced a huge run of UK tour dates for 2017.

As one of Ireland’s biggest live music acts, Nathan is developing into a household name, with tracks from “Stayin’ Up All Night” becoming hits, such as “Wagon Wheel” and “I Wanna Dance”. Enthralling audiences up and down the country, Nathan has firmly become a firm favourite for audiences of all ages.

Now, the charismatic performer has announced 16 extra dates to his tour due to phenomenal demand!

Growing up in a house where Country and Western music filled the air, Nathan was exposed to classic songs of Johnny Cash, Don Williams and Dolly Parton.

From the tender age of four years old, not only learning to play guitar, piano and accordion, which plays a vital part in his live show, Nathan quickly became head chorister in the Liverpool Boys choir where he toured the world and even performed in front of the Pope in Rome.

Tickets cost £27.50 and for more details, call 01270 368 242.

BALLROOM AND SEQUENCE DANCE

(Wem Town Hall, Nov 17)

Get your dancing shoes on and head to the town hall as the latest ballroom dance night comes to Wem.

Rated the best floor in Shropshire, there will be live music provided by Robin Horton, and everyone is encouraged to attend, whether they want to hit the floor or not.

Tickets are £5 for dancers and £2.50 for non-dancers. Call 01939 238 279.

MET – THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL

(Theatr Clywd, Mold, Nov 18)

The Exterminating Angel has its Met premiere this season, conducted by the composer, Thomas Adès.

The 2016 opera, co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, is based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza for the acclaimed 1962 Buñuel film.

The Exterminating Angel is a co-commission and co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Royal Danish Theatre; and Salzburg Festival, where the production premiered in 2016.

The live screening will star at 6.55pm and tickets cost £17 for adults, £15 for children and students.

Call 01352 701521 or email box-office@clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk

PURPLE RAIN

(Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, Nov 16)

A live celebration of the music, life and legacy of Prince.

This full eight-piece live band delivers a non-stop, hit packed show. Complete with backing vocals, horn section, keys and of course Jimi Love as the unsurpassed Prince.

Expect to see, hear and feel all of the hits from one of the most loved artists of all time. 1999, Little Red Corvette, Purple Rain, Kiss, Diamonds And Pearls, U Got The Look, When Doves Cry, Cream, I Wanna Be Your Lover and so many more..

Hailed by original Prince and the Revolution drummer Bobby Z as “authentic and on the money”, do not miss your chance to see Purple Rain live.

Tickets cost £22-24 and for more details, call 01743 281 281.

Email:

barrie.white@nwn.co.uk

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