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REVIEW//An Evening Of Dirty Dancing At The Baths Hall

It has been a busy weekend in Scunthorpe. But we were invited along to review a full house on Saturday Night at Scunthorpe’s Biggest entertainment venue The Baths Hall.

I’m not going to lie I’ve never watched the film Dirty Dancing. I’ve seen parts and references to it and I did know pretty much all the songs. I had looked up the show before hand so I had an idea of what to expect. Some dancing and singing to songs from the film.

Outside the Baths about 20 minutes before showtime there were still people eager to get through the door outside queuing up. I didn’t quite prepare myself for how popular this show was, obviously with the women. The bar area was packed out and the noise of chattering excitement. The 5-minute call came around and everyone rushed to their seats to prepare for the show.

The vocals throughout the show were very impressive and the overall choreography was well thought out and nicely executed. It was nice to see the whole cast get involved in singing the different hits as a groups, couples and solos.
As always in the main arena of The Baths Hall the lighting and sound was top notch.

The show was good in the sense it didn’t drag on the same song or leave big gaps in-between. It flowed through song by song. If I were to speak on behalf of the audience reactions one of the biggest reactions would have been a topless man.

Songs the cast performed included well known tracks Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Hungry Eyes and the Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life. (Which I just can’t help thinking of the Saga holiday advert when I hear it.)

For a Dirty Dancing fan that loves the songs, this show was the perfect night out. I was absolutely amazed at the amount of people out of their seats. I struggled to find anyone sat down at all. So for this I give the show ‘An Evening Of Dirty Dancing’ an applause for managing to get the whole room, women & men onto their dancing feet. It created such an energetic atmosphere.

If I had to pick something I wasn’t keen on about the show, it was maybe a little cheesy at times in the talking and audience interaction. But I don’t think people seemed to mind and it did get people interacting with the people next to them so I guess a little cheese doesn’t hurt.

Overall as a package the show fulfilled the needs of the soundtrack song lovers and people had smiles on their faces and all seemed to have a great time. There were some particularly passionate dancers on the balcony who were so excited they kept raising their arms with a wooo & high five to their friend.

The cast ended the night with a selfie of themselves with the Baths Hall crowd. It was a little confusing because they asked the audience to tweet or Facebook the cast in any photos taken throughout the night, yet a lot of people were told by staff to put their phones away so I don’t think it was quite clear if you were or weren’t allowed to take photos that could maybe be a bit clearer at future shows or mentioned on announcement.


The popular show will return to The Baths Hall late next year on 2nd October 2015. So check the website to book tickets or go into the box office at The Baths Hall or Plowright Theatre.



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New Music Competition for 2015// Battle Of The Bands

untitledThe series of heats for the new battle of the bands competition will take place at The Baths Hall.Heats will take place on 5, 6 and 11 March with the final taking place on 27 March 2015.

Ticket details will be announced in the near future.

The Baths Hall are pleased to announce a new live music competition will take place at The Baths Hall in early 2015. The Scunthorpe Battle of the Bands will see local acts take to the stage in front of an experienced judging panel.

Do you have what it takes to be crowned the winner and walk off with the Battle of the Bands trophy and other assorted prizes?

Band members must be 16 or over. All styles are able to enter, including solo artists.

Further details will be announced in the next couple of weeks, but if you’re a band interested in the event email

Thu March 5 2015 7:30PM
Fri March 6 2015 7:30PM
Wed March 11 2015 7:30PM
Fri March 27 2015 7:30PM


Theatre//An Evening Of Dirty Dancing

untitledAn Evening of Dirty Dancing comes to The Baths Hall this Saturday, 20 September

All tickets are £18. (Booking fee may apply.) The show starts at 7:30pm.

The Running time of the show is 2 hours 10 minutes including interval. Timings subject to change.
“90-minutes of high-energy, colourful outfits and a good-looking cast left who you wanting more.” – North West Evening Mail

An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is the original tribute to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time. Now in it’s 4th smash hit year, it’s the ultimate celebration of the iconic music from the classic movie. Dirty Dancing boasts a multi award-winning soundtrack and all the hits are here, superbly performed in this fast moving, slickly choreographed treat.

Songs include: Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Hungry Eyes and the Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life. This sexy song and dance spectacular is an interactive roller coaster, featuring a dynamic cast of incredible performers sure to show you the time of your life!

Please note this production is not affiliated with Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage in the West End or on tour in the UK and worldwide.


Review// Jasper Carrott – Stand Up And Rock

Jasper Carrott took to a sold-out Baths Hall in Scunthorpe with his Stand Up and Rock tour.

The show is exactly as it says on the tin – a mixture of standup comedy from Jasper, and The Bev Bevan Band – covering mostly 60’s and 70’s rock hits from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Stones and The Beatles, with a little Motown  and R&B thrown in for good measure.

The band itself featured a few famous faces, Bev Bevan himself was the drummer from the Electric Light Orchestra, The Move’s Trevor Burton on Bass guitar, Geoff Turton the lead singer from The Rockin’ Berries, and Joy Strachan-Brain of the celtic rock band Quill also featured.

The first act opened with Jasper Carrott performing a solo standup set. He began the show recounting his first gig at The Baths Hall in 1974, which is one of his more well-known sketches.

Jasper continued his set keeping in theme with the era of music, recanting stories and anecdotes from the 60’s and 70’s, adding in his clever wit, delivery and sarcasm. After the routine, The Bev Bevan Band took to the stage.

The songs were played with expert precision, as you’d expect from a superband of veteran musicians. Each member of the band made playing their instrument look effortless. The song choices were excellent, and had most audience members singing along, with Jasper occasionally popping up on stage between songs for a couple more gags.

After a short interval, the second act followed the same format as the first, headed by more standup from Jasper Carrott. Again, the band followed, although this time Jasper donned an acoustic guitar and joined in on a couple of songs – including a cover of Status Quo’s Rockin’ All Over The World.

My personal favourite cover of the night was Fleetwood Mac – The Chain, featuring Joy Strachan-Brain on lead vocals. See the video here.

The show ended on a high with the audience on their feet applauding, giving off an electric vibe in the auditorium.

My only negative to the show was that being a Jasper Carrott fan, I’d have liked to have seen a little more standup than music, however I did like the mix of comedy and music, as it made for an interesting show.

There’s still quite a few dates left on the tour of Stand Up And Rock, I’d certainly recommend it to any Jasper Carrott fans as he is still on form and still entertaining crowds.

Review by Casper Croft

Popular Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair Returns

Scunthorpe Independent News

Last time Lou Lou’s Vintage fair came to the Baths Hall Scunthorpe transforming it into a bustling market place with a variety of vintage goods. From accessories, clothes, shoes, trinkets, crafts and ornamental pieces.

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What’s On This Week

Saturday 19 to Sunday 7 September

11am to 5pm – Elsham Hall Country Park Open Every Day – Adults £5.50, children £4.50, concessions £5, children under 2 free, family £19. 01652 688698.

Saturday 19 July

WAW (Words Are Weapons) Grime Clash @ Henrys -2pm- 7pm £10 OTD

Cleethorpes Carnival- @ Cleethorpes Front/Meridian Park

Northern Soul & Motown @ Ashby Mill Road Club 7:30pm

10am to 4pm – Summer Craft Fair – Epworth Old Rectory – Entertainment, stalls and games on the croft. Meet the animals, refreshments. £1 adult, under 12s free. 01427 872268.

11am – Visit Messingham Sand Quarry – Meet in car park Grid ref SE908032. 01507 526667.

1.30pm – Railtour around the iron and steel making plant at Scunthorpe – Standard tour 1.30pm for 2 ½ hours (suitable for all ages). Places must be booked with Brigg Tourist Information Centre 01652 657053. Admission free (donations welcome).

2pm – Georges Marvellous Medicine – Performed by Illyria Theatre, Baysgarth Park, Barton. Free, please bring low backed chairs, rugs and refreshments. 01652 660380.

7.30pm – Wold Singers Summer Concert – Old Brumby United Church, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe. £5 including light refreshments. 01724 850518.

8pm – Salute to the 60s – Assembly Rooms, Barton. Playing live, the original Del-Vikings. £5.

Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July

12 to 5pm Sat, 12 to 4pm Sun – Winterton Open Gardens – Tickets at Old School Hall, £5 for both days. Free shuttle bus around town. 01724 734285.

Sunday 20 July

8am to 6pm – Crowle Agricultural Show- Pony showing and jumping, horse jumping, cattle, dog and sheep shows, Laser Clay Pigeon shooting, trade and craft stands, static engines. Polo and Sheepdog demonstrations. Main ring events 12.30-5pm. Adults £5, concessions £3, family (2 adults and 3 children) £10. Free parking. 01724 710627.

10.30am to 4.30pm – 100 years of Hornsby Buses! – Normanby Hall Country Park. 01724 720588.

11am to 3pm – Open Gardens – Crane House, Main St, Ealand, DN17 4JG and 30 New Trent Street, Ealand, DN17 4JJ. In aid of Lindsey Lodge Hospice. 01724 843731.

Review: Funny Scunny – Heat Three

funny_scunnyOn Friday 13th June, Scunthorpe Nights attended the third and final heat before the Grand Final of Funny Scunny 2014 at The Baths Hall Scunthorpe. Please check out the previous reviews of heats 1 and 2. The layout was the same swish, ambient, with all the tables pointed at the performers. There were seven competitors on the bill this time, half of them comediennes to make a change from the previous heats. Continue reading Review: Funny Scunny – Heat Three

Funny Scunny Heat 2 Review


So its Thursday 12th June and were here again at The Baths Hall for part 2 of the Funny Scunny comedy stand up competition. 6 more acts attempting to amuse us. Now last time it was a mix of bad and good. Continue reading Funny Scunny Heat 2 Review

Funny Scunny – Heat 1 Review.


On the evening of Thursday the 5th of June. Three of us Scunthorpe Nighters went to check out the local comedy talent competition Funny Scunny. Hosted in the lounge of The Baths Hall. Entry was free but drinks were a little on the expensive side. Doors opened at 7pm show started at 8pm and there was an interval half way through. It was a nice little room to watch a stand-up routine in, intimate, if you don’t want to sit at the front (you know in range of the comedians picking you out), I would get there early.

There were 7 acts appearing. They ranged in quality. It would be fair to say the evening was two types of funny. It was funny because the jokes were good from the better acts. And it was funny because some of the acts were bad. Now don’t get me wrong I admire and applaud anyone who has the courage to get up on stage in front of people. Especially for stand up comedy, it must be one of the hardest things to do, to vibe with an audience who you have never met and who have never heard of you. So full respect to each and every act that did a slot, you’ve got to start somewhere. I think I laughed more at the bad acts than the good ones, now you might think I’m being awful but you know full well that if you watch Britain’s Got Talent or X Factor you’re watching it as much for the bad acts as the good one, perhaps more so. Am I wrong?

The first act was a Japanese girl whose act was based on the mispronunciation of English words by Japanese people accompanied by drawings. I thought it was funny and weird. But I properly laugh at weird so I really enjoyed her routine. She eats a lot of “fried lice” apparently, you see where she was coming from. Next was a tall guy whose style was angry rants against idiocy and people calling him tall. Following him was a rather large fellow called Jed who was very assured, got the crowd on his side immediately and told some good gags. After him was a little guy with a tache and glasses who just told a story about going to the dentist accompanied by Lee Evans style voices and sound effects. He was a bit weird as well and I thought he was bad at first put he persevered and his story gathered momentum and I found myself genuinely laughing. After the interval was a young man who came on dancing to a soundtrack and to be honest it was in the vein of that famous dance scene in “The Office“, it wasn’t meant to be it was meant to gee the crowd up. I’m afraid to say this guy was so bad he was hilarious, but I’d like to shake his hand for giving it a go. Following this was Just Simon who’s stage presence and delivery was excellent and this carried him though to the final. Lastly was a young comedian called Jack Gleadow from Hull who was easily my pick of the bunch, he told the best joke of the evening about the Chuckle Brothers no less and was genuinely funny. He also went through to the Grand Final.

I’m really looking forward to next week’s two heats on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th same time 7pm Doors for 8pm Start and are both free entry. The Grand Final of Funny Scunny is on Thursday 26th June at The Baths Hall. Its £7 a ticket which you can get hold of here or from the box office at The Baths Hall or Plowright Theatre. Check it out there was something there for everyone to have a giggle at.