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Fans of the Rat Pack and the music of the American Song Book are being offered a very British alternative for 2017.
Crooners is a brand new comedy musical that puts a quintessential British twist to a genre symbolized by the Crooner and exemplified by the music of the Rat Pack and the American Song Book.
This comedy musical is a collaboration between comedy writer and performer, Roman Marek, and one of the UK’s most prolific modern swing bands, The Mini Big Band, and features music of the greatest Crooners of all time; Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr as well as Tony Bennet, Bobby Darin and Britain’s very own crooner, Matt Monro, with a brand new comedy script that has had audiences smiling from ear to ear.
'We love the music of the Rat Pack and the great crooners and wanted to combine that with our love of the British variety comedy show' says script writer Roman Marek. 'We wanted a show that makes British audiences laugh out loud. An all singing, all dancing musical comedy the likes of Morcombe and Wise.'
Crooners follows the story of three very British gentlemen who, by their very nature, exhume the characteristics of a crooner; suave, self-assured, stylish. But, by the very same nature, it is not always obvious that these characteristics adopt quite so well by the quintessentially British. Cue a splendiferous injection of British comedy. Tongue firmly in cheek.
'What excites us about this show is that we are not limited to music like a Rat Pack tribute' adds Musical Director, Chris Hibbard. 'The show has songs famed by Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole and Matt Monro. All the greats.'
The show includes the fully live on stage musicianship of the 10-piece modern swing band The Mini Big Band. The is going to be a swingin’ affair.
A booking fee of £2.90 will be added to each ticket.
In addition, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £3.65 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
Regent Theatre Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect. Click here to download itTo listen to the audio brochure for Spring 2017 at The Regent Theatre and The Victoria Hall click here.
There is lift access to all levels of the theatre from our foyer (with audible announcer).
On arrival at the theatre there are 9 steps leading from the front doors to the theatre foyer. If you bear to your left on entering he doors we have a small lift suitable for wheelchair users and buggies.
There are designated wheelchair space on both auditorium levels:
x 4 spaces Circle Row B
Accessed by lift
x 4 spaces in Stalls Row U
Accessed by lift
Row E in the stalls can accommodate between 1 and 18 wheelchair users
Accessed by flat level from foyer
Box Office, cloakroom and bars all have low level counters.
Backstage Tours are accessible to wheelchair users.
We have an infra-red sound enhancement system in the auditorium. Using a headset (without a hearing aid) or one that is worn around the neck (with a hearing aid) you can boost the volume of the performance. There is no charge for using the headsets which you can collect from the box office.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre and we will provide water for them on request.
There are accessible toilets in the Foyer, the Stalls Bar and the Circle bar.
The Regent Theatre is situated in Stoke-on-Trent City Centre (Hanley), easily accessible from the M6, junctions 15 and 16, and from the A50. Follow the prominent brown tourism signs for the Cultural Quarter and then Theatres. Ample secure parking nearby (£1 eves).
By bus or coach:
Drop off space for coaches and parking nearby. Please contact the Groups Hotline 0333 0095 383 (Calls charged at local rate) for details or for information about alternative coach parking. The Regent Theatre is a five minute walk from the city centre bus station.
Frequent trains to Stoke-on-Trent from towns in the surrounding area. Stoke-on-Trent railway station is a 10 minute bus ride or taxi drive away.
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 7649 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Groups Bookings: 0333 0095 383 Calls charged at local rate.
Access Bookings: 0800 912 6971
Stage Door / Admin:* 01782 213808
*please note it is not possible to assist
with bookings on this number
ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.
Please note tickets cannot currently be collected from the Tourist Information Centre.
The Regent Theatre box office is open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm (closes fifteen minutes after the start of a performance if there is a show on)
Customers wishing to book tickets for The Victoria Hall our other venue need to do so at The Regent Theatre