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Thanks For The Memory show – Theatre Royal Hanley

Posted in theatre, theatre royal hanley with tags , , , , , on June 2, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stephen Beattie (who kindly supplied the photo below) contacted me regarding this particular show. If anyone can offer more information please contact me or comment on this post. Thank you.

The Black Watch Association Pipe Band played at the Theatre Royal on the 26th April 1987 for a show called Thanks for the Memory. We marched from the back of the theatre, down the aisles and up onto the stage where we played a selection of tunes. I can’t remember the name of the promoter, but would be delighted if you could add any more details about it.

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I have asked a few fellow Theatre Royal volunteers and attached is the playbill from the show. We think Stephen Hearson, who sadly passed away recently, may have been involved on the musical side of things.

Playbill kindly supplied by the Theatre Royal Facebook group

1987-04-26 Theatre Royal Hanley

Six years blogging…

Posted in Family life, Five Quick Q's with..., Football, Get Ready To Rock!, Music for 2016, News, Stoke City FC, The Premiership, theatre royal hanley on March 1, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

The past six years have flown by since I started this blog 🙂

Back in March 2008 did some Five Q’s with various musicians, many of whom are still performing today, albeit some in different bands:

https://stokieboy.wordpress.com/2008/03/

Maybe time to do a few more.

Thank you reading and supporting the Rock ‘N’ Roll Oatcake, the only website where you can read about the Hanley Babes, Stoke City FC, lots of music news & recommendations and John Otway! 

 

Memories of the Theatre Royal Hanley – page updated!

Posted in theatre, theatre royal hanley with tags , , , on March 17, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

The page on the Theatre Royal, Hanley has been updated with some memories and photos from the production of the Hobbit.

Please do keep your memories of the theatre coming in as there is not a lot out there on this theatre and the various shows it has hosted in the past.

Trip down memory lane at the Theatre Royal Hanley

Posted in rocky horror show, Stoke City, theatre, theatre royal hanley on April 3, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Head over to this wonderful Facebook page who have added lots of playbills and posters from the theatre’s shows from 1982 to it’s close. Includes the touring plays, the local amateur operatic and dramatoc shows and the one nighters:

http://www.facebook.com/royalhanley

Happy sixth birthday to this blog!

Posted in Books, Classic rock, News, Stoke City FC, The Premiership, theatre, theatre royal hanley with tags , on March 28, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Blimey doesn’t time fly when you’re having blogging fun! Back in March 2008 I started this blog to cover music, books and mainly Stoke City FC. Interesting reading back in 2008 the Quick Five Q’s interviews with musician Eric Ragno, author Neil Daniels and more.

My two favourite parts have been compiling the Stoke City FC related interviews and the look back at the Theatre Royal Hanley which has become an unofficial message board for people trying to trace the theatre’s own dance troupe the Hanley Babes. I will endeavor to add more to this page hopefully soon.

Thanks to all the readers and better get back to blogging 🙂

1,000th post :)

Posted in AOR, Authors, Books, Classic rock, cricket, crime writers, Folk, Folk rock, Football, Fundraising, Get Ready To Rock!, Heavy metal, Melodic rock, Modern rock, Politics, Pop rock, Power metal, Power pop, Prog metal, Progressive rock, Queen, Running, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, theatre royal hanley with tags , , , , , , , on March 20, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Blimey that soon crept up as it’s this blog’s 1,000th post. They recommend bloggers target their audience, I like to think of mine as broad minded bunch as I use a scatter gun approach to topics on here, be it Stoke City, running, books, the Theatre Royal Hanley, promoting new music or little news stories that catch my eye.

I would like to use this post to thank all the readers of my blog and those who have contributed be it by answering interview questions or commenting.

Extra special thank you’s to:

My family (even my mum has been known to read this blog occasionally!)

Stoke City FC

This blogs top comments person Scott McNeish (top man bar his misguided supporting of Liverpool). The Arsenal fan who gave me grief over the Pulis years at Stoke has gone strangely quiet. Perhaps he’s off dusting down the Arsenal trophy cabinet in expectation it may host the FA Cup come May time.

Theatre Royal Hanley – gone but not forgotten, have some great memories of my time working as a front of house volunteer there

Bill Leslie and Dave Hunter who inspired me into this blogging lark back in March 2008

The bands and musicians whose music provides a soundtrack to life. Without music the world would be a duller place (well some bands can clear right off like One Direction for starters…)

Thank you all and please do continue contribute and comment 🙂

Dedicated to fellow Stoke City supporter and author Stephen Foster who sadly passed away in 2011

 

Signed Kelly Monteith DVD

Posted in Charity auctions, Parkinson's Disease Society, Parkinsons disease, theatre royal hanley on June 22, 2009 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Signed DVD from comedian KELLY MONTEITH. UK viewers may remember his rather good BBC TV series back in the 80’s and he also did a one-man stand up show at the Theatre Royal, Hanley back in the mid-80’s. The one sketch I remember was where he was in a car leading a group of people to a party and he kept getting lost with ensuing chaotic results – I can still picture my dad laughing away at this one 🙂

All funds go to the Parkinson’s Disease Society charity