There’s a packed line-up in Motherwell

Strictly Come Dancing stars Pasha Kovalev and Katya Virshilas feature on the cover of the What's On brochure.
Strictly Come Dancing stars Pasha Kovalev and Katya Virshilas feature on the cover of the What's On brochure.

North Lanarkshire Council has announced its spring line-up at Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre.

From February to June the new What’s On brochure features an eclectic mix of amateur and professional shows with something for all ages and tastes.

The season kicks off on Tuesday, February 5, as Shine Youth Music Theatre presents a five day run of Oliver! in the concert hall as cast of 170 children and young people bring Charles Dickens’s timeless characters to life.

North Lanarkshire Youth Theatre has been selected as one of 200 groups to take part in the National Theatre Connections Festival 2013 and will be performing Alfie and the Alien in the theatre on February 27-28.

Psychic medium Joe Power brings his ‘Raw and Unexplained’ tour to the theatre on March 1 having dazzled audiences for many years with his skills.

Motherwell and Wishaw Operatic Society presents Return to the Forbidden Planet, mashing Shakespeare, classic sci-fi and rock ‘n’ roll, in the theatre from March 11-16.

Cult favourite Circus of Horrors may not be for everyone, but after 17 years touring the world, delighting and appalling audiences in equal measure, it arrives at the concert hall on March 12.

Tribute act AC/DC UK are at the concert hall on April 5 and the next night Oasis tribute Definitely Mightbe are supported by Stone Roses tribute Adored at the same venue.

The Milkshake! Live Tour comes to the concert hall on April 8 featuring children’s favourites including Little Princess and Scruff, Noddy and Tessie Bear, Roary and Big Chris, and Bananas in Pyjamas in a show packed with songs, laughter and audience participation.

Rather more grown up is a night of sophisticated tease, comedy, magic and music at the Burlesque Show in the concert hall on April 13.

Easter Egg are raising funds for the Basics Food Bank (Lanarkshire) at their music revue Opposites Attract from April 16-20 featuring popular music, musical theatre, a spectacular set and eye-catching costumes.

Strictly Come Dancing stars Pasha Kovalev and Katya Virshilas return to the concert hall on April 18 with their new live show demonstrating a series of stunning routines, taking part in a question and answer session and will also be joined by a local dance school.

Political comedy The Sash celebrates it 40th anniversary this year. The story of comic chaos and dramatic conflict between Protestants and Catholics in Glasgow on the day of an Orange Walk is presented by Rapture Theatre Company on May 9.

Scotland’s musical heritage is celebrated in the theatre on May 10 by The Battlefield Band who perform many old tunes and songs as well composing new ones all with the aim of honouring and defining this nation.

The Searchers found fame with tracks such as Sweets For My Sweets, Needles and Pins, and Don’t Throw Your Love Away and after 50 years are still going strong arriving at the concert hall on May 17.

The Manfreds, complete with original front man Paul Jones, will round off the spring season by performing many of the tracks from the highly acclaimed album ‘The Five Faces of Manfred Mann at the theatre on June 21.

For more information visit North Lanarkshire entertainment