WhiteWitch – An Immersive Rock Musical
Narrated by Brian Blessed
Starring Sam Bailey and Andy Quinn
Written by The Beyond Theatre Creative Team
We will take you on an immersive, magical, rock musical journey through a world of darkness into the light, surrounded by a cast of 60 performers.
Special effects will leave you spellbound. You will wonder how the candles light themselves and how the winds will howl as you sit surrounded by some of the greatest rock music ever written.
Songs include: -
Black Magic Woman, Paint It Black, I Believe I Can Fly, The Power of Love, I Want To Break Free, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, White Room, The Sound of Silence and A Whiter Shade of Pale all rearranged beyond your expectations.
Set in the 15th century, Callington village is recognised as a centre of malpractice.
Alicia is born into this life of black magic, but as a WhiteWitch, her powers can only be used to help others, which makes her an outcast. She is desperate to escape a world where The Black Witch (Tenebris) and The Black Wizard (Malum) use their magic for selfish and evil purposes. Ignisum the prophet openly damns the evil covens and he guides Alicia, helping her attract the attention of Validus (The White Wizard). Validus is blinded by her light and as he falls in love with Alicia, her powers become a beacon for reform throughout the world of witches and wizards.
Like ink drops in a glass of milk , good will spread over evil.
Along with a great story, fantastic music and wonderful performers, you will be treated to enchanting special effects. Smoking cocktails, meads, soups and wines and fare from witches’ cauldrons will be available as “Car service”.
The show starts when you arrive.
Our DriveJockeys are in character and they will theatrically escort your vehicle to a designated parking spot inside the largest marquee in Europe.
You can bring your own folding chairs or of course hire ours.
You will be sitting outside of your car in an isolated area that he been planned to comply with social distancing.
Just relax knowing that you are inside the safest theatre venue in Europe.
Now soak up the atmosphere of a remarkable live performance.
There will be four performances at the DriveINSIDE Trafford Centre Theatre.
The Trafford Centre, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester M17 8AA
The premiere is on Saturday, March 27th , a matinee, at 14:00 (2.00pm)
There is an evening performance at 19:45 (7.45pm)
On Sunday there is a matinee at 14:00 (2.00pm) and a final performance in the evening at 19:45 (7.45pm)
THE SHOW SOUNDS “SPOOKY” - IS IT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?
This is a family show suitable for children 7-15 years of age ,but they must accompanied by an adult.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? COSTUMES?
If you want to dress for the immersive experience, then we’d love you to wear something 15th century and wizardly wonderful. Champagne is always presented to the Quirkiest Character! There is no dress policy as today no one would recognise a witch passing by them in the street. Dress how you want to – just enjoy the show!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR – TO BE PRACTICAL?
Wrap up warm!! Bring a blanket (DriveINSIDE blankets are available)
The surround is part open so as to comply with COVID guidelines.
The ground is concrete and so wear boots rather than lightweight shows.
IS THE VENUE WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY?
We suggest members of the audience that might have a problem climbing over to the driver’s side to exit, sit behind the driver in rear of the vehicle.
IS THERE A REFUND POLICY?
All purchases (tickets, drinks and food) are sold as non-refundable. You may change the name on your tickets without charge, but we are unable to offer refunds regardless of circumstances.
If the government or local authorities instruct that the event must be cancelled then the show will be postponed and tickets transferred.
NARRATOR - BRIAN BLESSED
Brian Blessed is one of Britain’s most famous stage and screen actors, best known for his numerous Shakespearean roles on television and in the theatre. His booming voice and comedic personality has made him extremely popular with audiences. One of his first stage roles came when he starred in the original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical: Cats in 1981, and saw him nominated for a SWET award.
Leading on from this, Brian appeared in multiple Shakespearian roles and has been part of the Royal Shakespeare Society for years, specifically appearing in four of the five Shakespeare films directed by Kenneth Branagh. This included significant parts in Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet. His role as Prince Vultan in cult science fiction movie Flash Gordon in 1980 a role he is still fondly remembered for to this day.
Having played over 100 different characters in his career, he has also made famous appearances in Doctor Who, Blackadder and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. He has leant his unique voice to numerous parts in his career including CGI character Boss Nass in Star Wars: Episode I- The Phantom Menace, the villain Clayton in Disney’s Tarzan and Judge Jawbreaker in Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return. Away from acting, he is also a published author having released nine books so far including The Turquoise Mountain: Brian Blessed on Everest which documents his remarkable ascent of the largest peak on earth becoming the oldest person to reach the 28,000 feet mark without the assistance of oxygen.
He has also embarked on numerous other expeditions including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, trekking across the North Pole and exploring the Lost World in Venezuela. His naturally adventurous nature shows no signs of ceasing and he has previously expressed an interest about travelling into space.
Sam Bailey is one of the most entertaining, emotive performers available to book. Since winning The X Factor in 2013, the Leicester local has enjoyed a thriving music career, performing at corporate galas and partnering with top brands. Her debut single, a cover of Demi Lovato’s Skyscraper, shot to Christmas number one in the same year, marking her explosive influence on the music industry. Few can deny Sam’s vocal talent and onstage presence, as her relatable, likeable personality shines through every song she performs. From supporting Beyoncé on her UK tour, to releasing chart-topping albums, Sam continues to dominate the British entertainment circuit.
Following an early career with ska duo, Girls Next Door, Sam auditioned for The X Factor in 2013. She received a standing ovation from the judges, and went on to blow audiences away week after week. In the final week, Sam was voted for over one million times, sealing her success as the tenth season’s winner - followed closely by Nicholas McDonald. In 2014, Sam released her first album, The Power of Love – an instant success with over 70,000 copies sold in the first week, making it the fastest-selling album of the year. Containing both original hits and covers, she was later asked to perform one of the tracks at the 19th National Television Awards.
Sam’s album was followed by a headline tour, starting at De Montfort Hall in Leicester. Re-released as a Christmas Album, her vast success is a testament to Sam’s marketability and passion for her craft. Additional releases include Sing My Heart Out, which reached the Top 40 UK charts in its first week. Venturing into the world of musical theatre, she has proven her adaptability on more than one occasion, enjoying roles in Chicago, Jack and the Beanstalk, Vampires Rock Music Tour and Fat Friends – The Musical. In 2016, Sam joined the cast of the Butlins Pop Tour, which saw her tour the UK performing at several resorts.
When she isn’t writing chart-topping music, Sam is an advocate for inclusion, in particular, the LGBT+ community. She played an integral role in the Stronger Together project, a campaign that supported marginalised communities in Chechnya, who feared for their lives due to the violence towards LGBT+ people. Sam is the perfect performer for your charity event, as her passion for good causes shines through her sets. With new music including Wonderful and Bleed Red, this talented entertainer is sure to captivate audiences all event. What sets Sam apart is her incredible personality, showcased through her autobiography Daring to Dream, published in 2014.
Andy became famous when he was tricked into being the ‘Unexpected Star’ on the BBC1 show by his wife, Emma, and some friends who were in on the secret. He had just an hour to rehearse Bring Him Home, from the musical Les Misérables, before performing in front of 2,500 people on the West End’s biggest stage at Drury Lane Theatre.
Andy’s appearance on the Saturday night TV show was watched by more than 6.5 million viewers in the UK and has since been aired in countries including Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. The YouTube video of the show has had over half a million hits and led to feedback from people from all over the world.
His performance as Judas in The Immersive Staging of Jesus Christ Superstar was acclaimed by critics to be one of best they had ever seen.
Since his television appearance, Andy has released his first album (‘Unexpected Star’) and continues to perform as a concert singer in such venues as The Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham.
Please note if postponed the date will be 5th and 6th June.
WhiteWitch - An Immersive Rock Musical
By DriveINSIDE Theatre Follow
Sat, Apr 24, 14:00PM - Sun, Apr 25, 20:00PM
The Trafford Centre,
Stretford, United Kingdom M17 8AA
£25.00 - £36.23
(excluding all taxes and fees)
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