Friday, 25 November 2016


Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Thanks to Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre Winter 2016 into Summer 2017 brochure, several theatre web sites, a certain photograph published via the official Brian Yeates Associates Facebook page on Tuesday 15th November (see above for both images) and a new tour poster (see below), it appears that we can again look forward to seeing Jasper Carrott and Bev Bevan embarking on another series of Stand Up & Rock! dates next year after a two (2) year hiatus.
The line-up of the show will also feature Geoff TurtonTony Kelsey, Phil Tree, Abby Brant and new girl Suzi Woo (from the excellent Suzi & The Backbeats). Note that Quill leading lady Joy Strachan-Brain will not be participating in the show this time around. Confirmed dates (click on each link for further details), at the time of writing, are:

Telford Oakengates Theatre (Saturday 25th to Monday 27th March)
Stafford Gatehouse Theatre (Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th April)
Yeovil Octagon Theatre (Wednesday 12th to Thursday 13th April)
Crewe Lyceum Theatre (Wednesday 19th to Thursday 20th April)
Dudley Town Hall (Friday 21st to Saturday 22nd April)
Newark Palace Theatre (Tuesday 25th to Wednesday 26th April)
Redditch Palace Theatre (Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th May)
Nottingham Theatre Royal (Thursday 18th to Friday 19th May)
Wakefield Theatre Royal (Sunday 21st to Monday 22nd May)
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (Thursday 1st June)
Malvern Forum Theatre (Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd June)
Shrewsbury Theatre Severn (Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th June)
Cheshire Gawsworth Hall (Friday 21st July)
Torquay Princess Theatre (Sunday 23rd July)
Weston-super-Mare Playhouse Theatre (Monday 24th to Tuesday 25th July)
Leicestershire Kilworth House (Thursday 27th to Friday 28th July)
Great Yarmouth Britannia Pier Theatre (Saturday 29th July)
Norwich Holt Festival (Sunday 30th July)
Buxton Opera House (Wednesday 8th November)
Llandudno Theatre Cymru (Thursday 9th November)
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre (Tuesday 14th November)
Guildford G Live Theatre (Friday 17th November)
Northampton Royal & Derngate Theatre (Wednesday 22nd November)
Clacton Princess Theatre (Tuesday 28th November)
Southend Cliffs Pavilion (Wednesday 29th November)
St. Albans Arena (Friday 1st December)
Southampton Mayflower Theatre (Sunday 3rd December)
Stratford Arts House (Wednesday 6th to 8th December)
Chesterfield Winding Wheel (*now Saturday 3rd March 2018*)
Shanklin Theatre (*now Wednesday 7th March 2018*)
Weymouth Pavilion Theatre (*now Thursday 8th March 2018*)
Poole Lighthouse Theatre (*now Friday 9th March 2018*)
King's Lynn Corn Exchange (*now Thursday 15th March 2018*)
Basingstoke Anvil Theatre (*now Friday 6th April 2018*)
High Wycombe Swan Theatre (*now Sunday 8th April 2018*)
Lichfield Garrick Theatre (*now Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th April 2018*)
Chatham Brook & Central Theatre (*now Thursday 19th April 2018*)
Peterborough East of England Arena (*now Saturday 28th April 2018*)

Find out more about the tour, the venues and dates via these links thus:

elobeatlesforever (elobf) recommends Stand Up & Rock! to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELOJeff LynneThe MoveRoy WoodThe Idle Race'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 25-Nov-2016


  1. Please come back to Scunthorpe it was a brill night

  2. No Swansea or Cardiff.....awwwww