Exciting New Season Ahead at the Citadel

The Citadel’s next season is packed with some familiar faces, exciting new ventures, and the very best live entertainment that St Helens has to offer.  Here are just a few of the season highlights to give you a taste of what’s to come.

The season kicks off with The 39 Steps. From Friday 8th September to Sunday 10th September, Northern Comedy Theatre will be bringing this hilarious adaptation of the Alfred Hitchcock spy thriller to the stage.   4 hugely talented performers will be taking on the mammoth task of portraying 50 characters over 100 minutes of comedy theatre.

China Crisis will be making a welcome return to St.Helens and the massively popular 80s group will be performing tracks old and new on Friday 10th November.  One of the UK’s best loved musicians, Martin Stephenson stops by on Saturday 23rd September for an intimate evening of music and the inimitable Sari Schorr will be here on Saturday 20th January to showcase her incredible vocals.

Fans of the Blues will not be disappointed as we’ve got some of the best performers making an appearance.   Simon McBride is here on Friday 3rd November, the superb guitarist Aynsley Lister delivers an evening of the best British Blues on Saturday 11th November and the legendary Stevie Nimmo presents an evening of blistering Blues Rock on Saturday 14th April . 

Some of the Citadel Audiences’ favourite bands will be returning including Merry Hell on Saturday 28th October for their annual Merry Helloween concert, The Clone Roses present another evening of Stone Roses hits on Saturday 18th November and local legends, The Lancashire Hotpots return to celebrate 10 years of comedy folk on Saturday 17th February.

 We’ve also got an array of brilliant tribute acts including The Smiths Ltd on Saturday 16th September. Local lads Led into Zeppelin make a welcome return to play classic Led Zeppelin tracks. Britain’s premier Yes tribute band, Seyes present a night of Prog Rock and Bootleg Blondie, pay Homage to Debbie Harry on Friday 13th October.

Classic Rock Society presents two shows this autumn with Citadel Favourites Mostly Autumn performing on Saturday 4th November and the legendary drummer Carl Palmer performs on Friday 17th November in memory of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and John Wetton.

Of course the venue isn’t just about live music.  We have a superb programme of family shows lined up that are sure to entertain and delight the whole family. Goblin’s Peter and the Wolf kicks off our family show on Sunday 4th September with David Gibb presenting Climb That Tree on Saturday 9th December and our Christmas show The Abominable Snowman is here for two shows on Sunday 10th December.

As part of the Big Imaginations Festival you can come and see some of your favourite tales told like you’ve never seen before as Half Moon Theatre present Fairytales Gone Bad on Sunday 29th October. Our mysterious story teller puts a gruesome twist on the classic stories just in time for Halloween.  Adriano Adewale will explore the rhythms and sounds of the world in Catapluf’s Musical Journey and for this show only it’s up to you how much your visit costs. Simply book your tickets then after the show pay what you decide your experience was worth to you.