We are honoured to have welcomed a host of world-class performers to our stage in 2016/17 who delighted our audiences in scintillating dramas, crowd-pleasing musicals, hilarious comedies, mesmorising opera and captivating dance.  

As well as many familiar faces from the world of stage and screen, we were able to welcome a number of new performers to our venue as well as see many much-loved friends of the theatre make triumphant returns.

The many talented performers who entertained our audiences throughout the year included:
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Al Murray (Al Murray Pub Landlord)
Ashley Shaw (Sleeping Beauty)
Black Stone Cherry
Brian Gilligan (The Commitments)
Daniel Cahill & Andrew Rothney (The James Plays)
Danny Adams (Cinderella)
David Essex
David Troughton (Goodnight Mister Tom)
Dean Chisnall (Blood Brothers)
Derren Brown
Eric Burdon
Felicity Montagu (Pride & Prejudice)
Gilbert O'Sullivan
Hayley Tamaddon (Chicago)
Helen Sherman (Opera North's Der Rosenkavalier)
Jake Bugg
Jason Donovan (Million Dollar Quartet)
Jenny Eclair (Grumpy Old Women)
Jimmy Carr
Jools Holland
Julian Clary
Kenneth Cranham (The Father)
Kit Orton (Tom)
Laura Whitmore (Not Dead Enough)
Lee Mead (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
Lewis Griffiths (Dirty Dancing)
Lindisfarne
Lucy May Barker (Mamma Mia)
Martha Leebolt (Beauty and The Beast)
Martin Fry (ABC)
Mihaela Bodlovic (Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour)
Peppa Pig (Peppa Pig's Surprise)
Professor Brian Cox
Rick Astley
Rod Deas (Showaddywaddy)
Ronan Keating
Ross Noble
Sir Patrick Stewart & Sir Ian McKellen (No Man's Land)
Sophie Martin (Swan Lake)
Stewart Lee (Digital Content Provider)
Sue Perkins (Spectacles)
The Osmonds
Thunder
Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer
Zizi Strallen (Mary Poppins)