Party time at theatre

That'll Be The Day
That'll Be The Day

Theatre bosses in St Helens are preparing for a nostalgic party with a difference.

That’ll Be The Day returns with its brand new 30th anniversary special on Thursday, February 4.

The show is all about recreating nostalgia with live entertainment, reflecting the music and tone of an era that changed the course of music history and youth culture forever.

The nation’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety spectacular features a fantastic line-up of knock-out hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s, as well as side-splitting comedy!

Incredibly, the show is now in its 30th year of touring and St Helens Theatre Royal can’t wait to welcome you to help celebrate the birthday party of the year.

Originally established on the cabaret circuit in the late 1980s, the show began playing regional theatres in the early 1990s.

Now it performs over 200 shows a year to capacity audiences across the UK.

Trevor Payne, the original director of the show, still directs, produces and stars in the production today.

Trevor rewrites all the material for the show each year, and over six months is taken in planning and preparation.

That’ll Be The Day is renowned for its work with worthy causes, particularly Childline, Help For Heroes and more recently Make A Wish UK.

This special charity grants magical wishes to children and young people aged 3-17 fighting life-threatening conditions.

Wishes can range from being a princess for the day, meeting a hero or going on a once in a lifetime holiday.

In just its *first year* of collecting, That’ll Be The Day is delighted to have raised over £70,000 in donations for Make A Wish UK from its truly generous audiences across the UK.

Director Trevor Payne said: “We are truly delighted to be supporting Make A Wish. The tireless work they do with children across the UK is inspirational and we look forward to a long and fruitful association with this amazing charity.”

Tickets priced £24 from the box office on 01744 756000.