From The Carpenters and Queen to Rod Stewart and Bowie, relive the sounds of your favourite stars
1 Islands in the Stream
Enjoy the songs of the queen and king of country music: Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. This thigh-slapping stage show brings together the glamour and personality of Dolly, along with Kenny’s charisma and energy with hit after hit including Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, I Will Always Love You, Coward of the County, plus their smash hit Islands in the Stream.
Islands in the Stream is at the Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, at 7.30pm on Thursday October 11. Tickets £24-£30.50. Phone 0844 871 7650 or visit atgtickets.com.
2 The Carpenters Story
Claire Furley performs as Karen Carpenter in this celebration of Karen and Richard Carpenter, one of the most successful pop duos in music history. It features hits including (They Long To Be) Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun, Yesterday Once More and Top Of The World.
The Carpenters Story is at The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, at 7.30pm on Friday October 12. Tickets £27/discounts £25.50. Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.
3 The Johnny Cash Roadshow
Prepare for a musical and emotional rollercoaster that celebrates the career of music legend Johnny Cash. All the greatest hits are included, along with songs from the last five decades of the Man in Black’s career, all accompanied by emotive screen images.
The Johnny Cash Roadshow is at The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham, at 7.30pm on Friday October 12. Tickets £24. Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.
The Johnny Cash Roadshow is also at the Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead, at 7.30pm on Saturday October 13. Tickets £22. Phone 01342 302000 or visit chequermead.org.uk.
4 One Night of Queen
In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes Live grand final, then began touring on his own. In 2002, he formed a band The Works to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May 2002, Gary Mullen and the Works have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences, and have twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park. One Night of Queen recreates the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time.
One Night of Queen is at the Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing, at 8pm on Friday October 12. Tickets £22.50/concs £21.50/FWT £20.50. Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.
5 Some Guys Have All The Luck
The show celebrates the career of Rod Stewart, one of rocks greatest icons, from street busker through to international superstar. It includes all the massive hits including Maggie May, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Sailing and Tonight’s The Night.
Some Guys Have All The Luck is at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne, at 7.30pm on Wednesday October 17. Tickets £21.50/concs £20. Phone 01323 412000 or visit eastbournetheatres.co.uk.
You can dance, you can jive, you can have the time of your life… Abba tribute Abbamania celebrates 40 years of the Swedish supergroup. This two-hour show features record-breaking and timeless hits, ranging from Waterloo to Dancing Queen, which will have you dancing in the aisles.
Abbamania is at the Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead, at 7.30pm on Thursday October 18. Tickets £22.50. Phone 01342 302000 or visit chequermead.org.uk.
7 The Neil Diamond Story
Bob Drury comes to The Capitol with his band in a new show celebrating the life and music of the legend that is Neil Diamond. The show tracks Neil’s journey from unknown and struggling New York songwriter to international mega-star and includes music from every stage of a staggering music career spanning five decades. All the hits are included, such as America, Cracklin’ Rose, Forever in Blue Jeans, Love on The Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, I Am I Said and Sweet Caroline.
The Neil Diamond Story is at The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham, at 7.30pm on Friday October 19. Tickets £22. Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.
8 Bowie Experience
Put on your red shoes and Let’s Dance as Bowie Experience celebrates the music of the world’s greatest pop icon, David Bowie. This latest production promises an unforgettable journey of sound and vision, featuring all the hits from A to Ziggy.
Bowie Experience is at The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham, at 7.30pm on Saturday October 20. Tickets £24.50. Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.
9 The Bootleg Shadows
For anyone who loves the sounds of the 60s and enjoys a few laughs along the way, The Bootleg Shadows perform a unique tribute concert that encompasses The Shadows’ career from 1960 up until the early 80s. Relive such hits as Apache, Foot Tapper, FBI, Man of Mystery, Atlantis, Wonderful Land, Kon Tiki, Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, plus more.
The Bootleg Shadows are at The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, at 7.30pm on Sunday October 21. Tickets £20/discounts £18.50. Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.
10 The Little Mix Experience
Four girls pay tribute to Little Mix, one of the UK’s most successful girl bands. They replicate the dance moves, costumes and the vocals in a high-energy show packed with all of Little Mix’s greatest hits, including DNA, Wings, Salute, Black Magic, Love Me Like You, Secret Love Song and more.
The Little Mix Experience is at the Alexandra Theatre, Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis, at 6pm on Thursday October 25. Tickets £15.50. Phone 01243 861010 or visit alexandratheatre.co.uk.
11 The ELO Experience: Greatest Hits & More Tour
The ELO Experience are the world’s foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra and have been bringing the music of Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light orchestra to the live stage for more than 12 years. Between 1972 and 1986, ELO achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet, with their hits including 10538 Overture, Evil Woman, Living Thing, Diary of Horace Wimp, Don’t Bring me Down and Mr Blue Sky. Expect all these hits and more in this show.
The ELO Experience is at The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham, at 7.30pm on Friday October 26. Tickets £23. Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.
12 The Illegal Eagles
The Illegal Eagles, the world’s official No1 Eagles tribute, have been touring for more than 20 years and present a new show delivering the distinctive sound of The Eagles. It features hits including Hotel California, Take It To The Limit, Life In The Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado and more.
The Illegal Eagles are at the Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing, at 7.30pm on Saturday October 27. Tickets £26.50/concs £24.50. Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.
13 The Story of the Beach Boys
Come join the fun and ride the wave of adrenaline and nostalgia that will sweep you from surf and sun to hit after hit. The show of technicolour harmonies is a unique opportunity to hear the chart hits of America’s biggest ever pop band including God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, I Get Around, Surfin’ USA, Fun Fun Fun, California Girls, Surfer Girl and many more.
The Story of the Beach Boys is at The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, at 7.30pm on Sunday October 28. Tickets £22.50. Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.
14 The Whitney Houston Show
Featuring the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids, this is a beautifully crafted homage to one of the world’s most revered singers taking you on a heartfelt musical journey through Houston’s greatest hits.
The Whitney Houston Show is at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne, at 7.30pm on Tuesday October 30. Tickets £30.50 and £33.50. Phone 01323 412000 or visit eastbournetheatres.co.uk.
15 The Bootleg Beatles
The Beatles tribute band The Bootleg Beatles trace the Fab Four’s journey through the swinging 60s, with every tiny detail meticulously covered, from costumes to authentic period instruments, from their witty Scouse banter to their inflection-perfect vocals.
The Bootleg Beatles are at the De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea, at 7pm on Sunday November 4. Tickets £29.50 and £32.50. Phone 01424 229111 or visit dlwp.com.
16 Let The Music Play – A Celebration of Barry White
Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, William Hicks has carved out a career in his own right and is “known for a big man with a big voice” and what better voice and presence could there be to pay tribute to and celebrate the music of the legend that is Barry White? William Hicks tours with his own live orchestra and three-piece female group The Supreme Dreamgirls, performing hits including Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Babe, You’re The First My Last My Everything, Never Never Gonna Give You Up, Ecstasy, Your Sweetness Is My Weakness and Love Theme.
Let The Music Play – A Celebration of Barry White is at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, 108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne, at 7.30pm on Friday November 9. Tickets £22-£24. Phone 01323 802020 or visit royalhippodrome.com.
17 The Australian Pink Floyd
To celebrate 30 years of performing the music of Pink Floyd, The Australian Pink Floyd Show is on tour with Time, one of the best known songs from the iconic album Dark Side of The Moon, with a show during which they will perform music from all periods of Floyd’s career. The show features state-of-the-art lighting effects, lasers, specially designed imagery and animation projected onto a huge round screen, coupled with inflatables and a 10-piece band of musicians and vocalists.
The Australian Pink Floyd are at the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, at 6.30pm on Saturday November 17. Tickets from £32.90. Phone 0844 847 1515 or visit brightoncentre.co.uk.
18 Björn Again
Björn Again, originally designed as a rocked-up light-hearted satirical ABBA spoof by musician Rod Stephen but which singlehandedly initiated the ABBA revival, is celebrating its 30th birthday. Björn Again will be performing the greatest hits of ABBA of the past 30 years.
Björn Again are at the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, at 6.30pm on Friday November 30. Tickets from £25. Phone 0844 847 1515 or visit brightoncentre.co.uk.
19 Rhiannon – The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
Rhiannon bring the voice, the look and the musicianship of Fleetwood Mac into this authentic and polished, professional show. They capture the energy and perform stunning versions of the most popular Peter Green, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks hits.
Rhiannon – The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac is at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, 108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne, at 7.30pm on Friday November 30. Tickets £23.50. Phone 01323 802020 or visit royalhippodrome.com.
20 The Bootleg Beatles
The Beatles tribute band The Bootleg Beatles trace the Fab Four’s journey through the swinging 60s, with every tiny detail meticulously covered, from costumes to authentic period instruments; from their witty “Scouse” banter to their “inflection perfect” vocals. With a little help from their own Pepperland Sinfonia, this show features a special set celebrating the 50th anniversary of the White album.
The Bootleg Beatles are at the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, at 7.30pm on Friday December 21. Tickets from £32.90. Phone 0844 847 1515 or visit brightoncentre.co.uk.