Diaries at the ready, William Aston Hall has a huge line up for 2024. There’s something for everyone with music, comedy, family shows, talks and much more.
Bye Bye Baby (18 Jan)
A jaw-dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon Jersey Boys and the timeless, iconic music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Enjoy a night to remember with incredible four-part harmonies, roof raising falsetto and stylish choreography.
UB40 The Legacy Performed by Jonny 2 Bad (22 Feb)
Hear all the hits including Red Red Wine, Homely Girl, Kingston Town, Rat in mi Kitchen, Food for Thought and many more in an electrifying energetic performance by this 8-piece band - including a 3 piece horn section who have been personally endorsed by Ali Campbell. Performed by the internationally acclaimed Johnny2bad recreating the greatest sounds from Birmingham reggae legends UB40!
This year Wrexham Symphony Orchestra (WSO) presents Italy and the Eternal City (25 Feb) with music from the film Gladiator, a selection of Arias by Puccini and Respighi’s epic piece that ends with a legion marching along the Via Appia. Bohemian Nights (4 May) showcases Antonín Dvořák known for his powerful and melodic works blending Bohemia folk music with classical forms. Music From Home (20 Jul) is a musical journey around the British Isles, from Cornwall to the Scottish Isles, with stops in Wales, Ireland and England along the way. Conducted by Helen Harrison for the first time, the concert features the north Wales premiere of Morfydd Llwyn Owen’s Morfa Rhuddlan.
Fascinating Aïda the 40th Anniversary Show! (7 Mar)
Dillie, Liza and Adèle, Britain’s raciest and sassiest musical cabaret trio, are bringing their show to Wrexham. Uniquely charming, with diamond-sharp satire, filthy, hilarious, belligerent, political, poignant and outrageous, this indomitable trio are still the mistresses of their craft. Marking this astonishing milestone, the show will feature much-loved favourites and some wickedly hilarious new songs.
Ben Fogle: Wild (17 Mar)
Ben Fogle’s new show WILD brings to life on stage, stories and tales of hope, possibility, and positivity. From his extraordinary encounters with the human and natural world, Ben will take you on a journey with inspiring and uplifting tales of self-discovery, that will leave you enchanted, enlightened, and entertained.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Mad, Bad and Dangerous (2 Apr)
Sir Ranulph will share stories from his legendary exploits and adventures, telling untold tales of the world’s most extraordinary feats of daring and exploration. Delivered in his own inimitable fashion and accompanied by stunning, never-before-seen images and home videos, this show guarantees to leave you entertained and inspired to seek out your own life adventures.
Tom Davis: Underdog (5 May)
Embarking on his biggest tour to date with his brand-new show, Underdog, Tom will be exploring life as the longshot. From leaving school with no qualifications to years working on building sites, all the way to the difficult road to fatherhood, acting in blockbuster films and yet still being told he’s punching by a waiter.
Simon Reeve (16 May)
Simon is an author and TV presenter, and one of the world’s most adventurous travellers. Simon will offer stories, surprises, thrills, deeper thoughts and hearty laughs. He wants to nudge and encourage audiences to get out of their comfort zone, take a few gentle risks in life, and embrace the great outdoors and the wider world. With behind-the-scenes footage and stunning imagery, Simon will inspire and remind audiences that we all need more journeys in our lives, and plenty of wild experiences.
Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny (8 Jun)
Needing no introduction, Jimmy Carr returns to Wrexham. If you like fast-paced, edgy one-liners then get ready to be happy. Jimmy tells jokes, and jokes are like magnets. Jokes attract people, but they can also repel. Some people are repelled by Jimmy's dark brand of comedy. This show is not for them. But if it's the kind of thing you like, then this is the kind of thing you’ll like.
Zog and the Flying Doctors (22-23 June)
Zog, super keen student turned air-ambulance, still lands with a bang-crash-thump. Together with his Flying Doctor crew, Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout, they tend to a sunburnt mermaid, a unicorn with one too many horns and a lion with the flu.
Based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling sequel, Freckle Productions (Zog, Stick Man, Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales) are back, with music and lyrics by Joe Stilgoe (Zog), for this truly modern take on the classic fairy tale.
The Lion Inside (17-18 Aug)
A heart-warming tale about confidence, self-esteem, and a shy little mouse who sets out on a journey to find his roar. Based on the best-selling story by Rachel Bright & Jim Field, this brand-new stage adaptation is directed by Sarah Punshon (The Jungle Book), with music and lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer (Brief Encounter).