From not-to-be-missed productions on stage to some of the hottest musical talent swinging by the region – it’s time to fill up those new diaries with our calendar of 2019 events in Staffordshire and Shropshire!
It’s a new year and that means a new schedule of fun activities and events in Staffordshire and Shropshire are being announced.
We’ve put together this handy what’s on 2019 guide so you can start planning ahead. And, we’ll keep updating this page with new events as they are announced – so be sure to check back in regularly!
Running events in Staffordshire and Shropshire this year? Let us know all the details by sending an email to the editorial department on firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 8 – March 2
Much Ado About Nothing | New Vic Theatre, Etruria Road Newcastle-under-Lyme
Shakespeare’s greatest romantic comedy kicks off the spring schedule at The New Vic Theatre. Filled with passion, humour and joy, the play follows the story of two sets of lovers, and their friends, as romance blossoms and jealous siblings plan destruction. Set against the backdrop of a 40’s setting, the play will feature original live music and lively characters, and will provide a joyous escape for audiences from the winter months.
Tickets are priced from £15.00 to £24.50 (concessions available) and can be booked online or by telephoning the Box Office on 01782 717962.
Gardening Fair | The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire
Organised by Plant Hunters’ Fairs and running from 10am – 4pm. Entry to the plant fair is free and features many highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties. Events are also taking place at Carsington Water in Ashbourne on Mar 16, Alderford Lake in Shropshire on March 17, Sugnall Walled Garden near Stafford on March 23, Middleton Hall in Tamworth on March 31, Consall Hall Landscape Gardens on April 14, Whittington Castle in Shropshire on April 19 and more. See Plant Hunters’ Fairs website for full details.
Jimmy Osmonds 70’s Jukebox | The Prince of Wales Theatre Cannock
Join legendary hit maker Jimmy Osmond in his all-new ‘70s Jukebox Show’ that comes to Cannock this March. This action packed show includes nostalgic videos and stories of his superstar friends and includes a 7-piece band with a horn section, singers and dancers.
Tickets are available from from The Prince of Wales Theatre online box office
Friday 14 – Saturday 15
Ada | Crewe Lyceum Theatre
Based on the life and writings of Ada Nield Chew, this new play, written and produced by Platform Theatre, tells the exhilarating story of this working-class heroine during one of the most important moments in British social history. Price: £13.50. Info:
Tickets are available from crewelyceum.co.uk.
Jack Savoretti Forest Live | Cannock Chase
Jack Savoretti has added an extra date as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission, playing Cannock Chase Forest in July. The special Forest Live gigs will see Jack and his band play material from his new album including latest single and BBC Radio 2’s Record Of The Week ‘Candlelight’ alongside classic Savoretti tracks.
Tickets are priced £38.50 and are available from the Forestry Commission box office or call: 03000 680400.