We are honoured to have welcomed a host of world-class performers to our stages in 2017/8 who delighted our audiences in spectacular gigs, hilarious nights of comedy, crowd-pleasing musicals, scintillating dramas, mesmorising operas and captivating dance.  

As well as many familiar faces from the world of stage and screen, and long-time friends making triumphant returns,
 it has been a delight to welcome a number of newly ascending stars to our venues.  
The many talented performers who entertained our audiences throughout the year included:
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Abigail Prudames (The Little Mermaid)
Alexandra Burke (Sister Act)
Andrew Lancel and Ben Nealon (A Judgement in Stone)
Andy Bell & Vince Clarke (Erasure)
Ashley Shaw (The Red Shoes)
Becky & Rachel Unthank
Brendan Cole (All Night Long)
Bronte Barbe (Beautiful)
Bill Bailey
Chris Hayward (Peter Pan)
Chris Rea
Clive Webb and Danny Adams (Peter Pan)
Danny Mac (Sunset Boulevard)
Dara O'Brien
David Baddiel
David Haig (Pressure)
Gilbert O'Sullivan
Gino D'Acampo
Greg Davies
Hadley Fraser (Young Frankenstein)
Henning Wehn
Jimmy Carr
Jodie Prenger (Shirley Valentine)
Joe McElderry
Lesley Joseph (Young Frankenstein)
Nadia Clifford (Jane Eyre) )
Ray Mears
Ria Jones (Sunset Boulevard)
Robert Plant
Ross Noble (Young Frankenstein)
Russell Brand
Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward (Bananarama)
Sheridan Smith (Funny Girl)
Sian Phillips (Driving Miss Daisy)
Stephen Tompkinson, Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson (Art)
Stewart Lee
Summer Strallen (Young Frankenstein)
Tim Delap (Jane Eyre)
Tom Parker (Grease)
Vincent & Flavia (Tango Moderno)
Wallis Giunta (Opera North's Trouble in Tahiti)