Laughs, music, and history!

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An internationally acclaimed stage show from London’s West End is one of the highlights in the new spring and summer programme at the Platform, Morecambe.

The Birmingham Theatre Company are bringing Horrible Histories live on stage in ‘Barmy Britain’. Set in loathsome London, find out if you would lose your heart or your head to horrible Henry, or if Parliament will escape gunpowder Guy or join the Georgian Crime School.

There will be two chances to catch the show on Saturday, June 15, at 2pm and 4pm. Tickets are £15 adults, £11 children and £48 for a family.

With the Sandcastle Festival taking place on the beach and promenade opposite the Platform during this weekend, it will be a great day out.

Lots of world famous acts will also be taking to the stage this season, including Ginger Baker, who was once voted the musician least likely to survive the 1960s, but this summer he will be performing Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion with an eclectic mix of musical styles that have influenced his amazing career.

The Searchers will be celebrating their 50th anniversary by stopping off at the Platform to share a celebration of their greatest hits.

Legendary comedy writer Barry Cryer is on stage in March followed by top TV naturalist Chris Packham who is sharing his stories of adventures around the world tracking nature’s most interesting species.

More laughs are guaranteed from award-winning comedian Alex Horne whose show ‘Seven Years in the Bathroom’ is the ultimate stat-based fun-packed thought-provoking comedy show in which he’ll attempt to recreate everything you’ll ever do but in just one night, February 15.

Music lovers of every genre will be satisfied with this season’s line-up.

Blues fans will love Tipitina who deliver their unique take on the blues, barrelhouse, boogie and gospel of New Orleans this February. In March Limehouse Lizzy are back with their action packed pyrotechnic show.

Fans of the 1940s will love the Swing Commanders and similarly Swinging at the Cotton Club will wow audiences with their fusion of music, instruments and dancing. Beautiful orchestral performances will be on offer from the University of Lancaster Music Society, the Promenade Concert Orchestra, the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra and Morecambe Brass Band in March.

Talented musician Chantel McGregor returns to the Platform in April supported by Albany Down. Enchanting songstress Stacey Kent and her musicians are making a rare appearance in a concert in April.

Irish singing star Jimmy Buckley is returning to the UK after his sell-out tour last November and plays his traditional country music and ballads at the Platform this March.

More details about these acts and more are available in the Spring/summer edition of The Platform brochure, available to collect from the venue from February 1.