Bolton’s Albert Halls has plenty of reasons to fall in love this February.
From comedy and pop music to big band and classical tunes, the venue has entertainment for all tastes.
One of Britain’s best-loved comedians, Ken Dodd, will kick off this month’s run with his infamous Happiness Show.
Known for his Diddymen and references to jam-butty mines, the veteran comedian will be in town for two nights, Friday 5 and Saturday 6 February. Doors open at 7pm and tickets are £19.50.
With many former band members in the line up and a fresh name, New Beautiful South will perform songs from the Beautiful South repertoire.
Hits such as Perfect 10 and A Little Time will take the audience back to the band’s 90s heyday for one night only on Thursday 11 February. Tickets are £20.
The big band sound will be captured perfectly on Tuesday 16 February by Chris Dean’s Syd Lawrence Orchestra, featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald among others.
The UK’s most successful Elvis impersonator, Lee ‘Memphis’ King, will pay tribute to Elvis Presley through the years with his Elvis on Tour – Live in Las Vegas show on Friday 19 February. Tickets are £19.50.
Keeping the momentum going on Friday 26 February will be former X-Factor contestant and Happy Mondays’ singer Rowetta, starring in Pop Goes the 80s.
Joined by a cast of West End singers, Rowetta will belt out classics from the decade such as Flashdance, Ain’t Nobody and Fame. Tickets £16.
The weekend of Saturday 27 February and Sunday 28 February will feature shows from one extreme to another.
Firstly, the more discerning audience can enjoy Russian Classics from the Bolton Symphony Orchestra (£9), with soloist Helen Brackley Jones.
Then, there’s family fun all round with American Superslam Wrestling. The latest team of World Federation Superstars will battle it out in true US style against a home team of British stars.
Doors open at 2.30pm for an action-packed afternoon of live wrestling.
For full details of any of the shows and to book tickets, contact the Albert Halls.