What's on at Playhouse 2 in 2018

Friday 27 April and Saturday 28 April


Studio Productions at Playhouse 2 presents The Clocktower Theatre Company performing ‘SERVICE! THE LIVE SITCOM’


This play was featured at the Edinburgh Fringe last year and is usually performed as separate episodes but in this case it’s being packed into one fun-filled, hilarious two hour show. 


It is set in a restaurant of a four star hotel, and in a battle to win the position of restaurant manager four members of service staff go head to head to defeat each other by hatching despicable schemes with hilarious results.


Tickets £9.00

Friday May 4th at 8.00pm




Wigan based Folk/Rock Band appearing for the first time at Playhouse2. Features an 8 piece lineup.


Tickets £12.50 in Advance (£15.00 on door) Available March 5th

Saturday May 5th at 8.00pm




Voted best Tina Turner tribute act ‘Worldwide’. Looks and sounds like the ‘Queen of Rock’.


Tickets £15.00 in Advance (£17.50 on door) Available March 5th

Saturday May 12th at 8.00pm




A welcome return to this fabulous authentic Genesis Tribute Band.


Tickets £15.00 in Advance (£17.50 on door) Available March 12th

Friday May 18th at 8.00pm




All action show to the greatest sounds of early Glam Rock. So ‘Cum Feel the Noise’ and relive your youth one more time.


Tickets  £12.50 in Advance (£15.00 on door)Available  March 19th

Saturday 19th May at 3.00pm




Settled in with the Brown family, Paddington the bear is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes. One fine day, he spots a pop-up book in an antique shop -- the perfect present for his beloved aunt's 100th birthday. When a thief steals the prized book, Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy's big celebration.


Tickets £4.00 on sale from 19th March.

Saturday June 9th-Saturday June 16th


LEND ME A TENOR by Ken Ludwig


On a very important night for The Cleveland Opera Company, Tito Morrelli, the world famous Italian Tenor, is set to perform the starring role in Othello. Henry Saunders, Company General Manager is beyond stressed about everything turning out right and insists that his assistant, Max, a nervous young fellow and secret tenor, watch over every move.Throw in a fiery Italian wife, Maria, Diana , an ambitious female co-star, Maggie Max’s giddy girlfriend, Julia, a flirty head of the opera guild, and a meddling bellhop fighting for Tito’s attention, you have a recipe for disaster.

Tickets £9.00

Friday June 22nd at 8.00pm




Seventeen piece band who specialise in Big Band and Swing from Basie to Buble, with great vocalists.


Tickets £12.50 in Advance (£15.00 on door) Available April 23rd

Saturday 23rd June at 8.00pm




Reputation needs no introduction. The UK’s genuine Stax of Soul, the original 9 piece band born and bred in Manchester in 1983. We are the ‘Real Deal’.


Tickets £15.00 in Advance (£17.50 on door) Available April 23rd

Friday 29th June at 8.00pm




A particular welcome to the returning Cadillac Kings. Hear Rock & Roll and Rhythm and Blues as they should be played. A fantastic music event.


Since their last visit to Shaw’s Playhouse2 the Cadillac Kings have gone from strength to strength. October 2016 saw the release of their 5th album “The Secret of my Success” which quickly ended up on so many playlists that by December it was voted one of the top 3 blues cds of the year by the IBBA (along with Kaz Hawkins and Joe Bonamassa).


Tickets £15.00 in Advance (£17.50 on door) Available April 23rd

Saturday 30th June at 8.00pm




During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.


Tickets £4.00  Available April 30th

Thursday July 5th-Saturday July 7th






Tickets £5.00

Saturday July 21st at 8.00pm




The Uk’s finest Sax player brings our season to an end.

Expect classic tunes such as ‘A million Love Songs’ ‘Baker street’ etc.

Snake has played Sax for the M people, Take That, The Eurithmics, Paul McCartney, and has been a patron of Playhouse2 for many years.


Tickets £17.50 in Advance (£20.00 on door) Available May 21st

Next Play

Saturday April 14th-Saturday April 21st


by Sandi Toksvig


Tickets £9.00 from 24th March

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