Cheeky Northern bloke all-in-this-together comedy isn't everyone's cup of (Lancashire) tea but Jason Manford has built up quite a large following in recent years. A TV panel show regular, Manford is also a talented opera singer who has toured with Alfie Boe and performed in musicals on the West End. His last visit to the Apollo was somewhat soured, however: it was married Manford's first major appearance since quitting as co-host of The One Show, amid tabloid revelations of text and Twitter flirting with female fans (his wife was pregnant at the time of his virtual dalliances). Heckled mercilessly, Manford managed to hold his own - and returns to the scene of his grilling with a new show for 2013. "He's blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can't manufacture," says The Telegraph. His Twitter followers may beg to differ.
Once London's largest all-seater venue, the Hammersmith Apollo has a 3,600 capacity for seated shows and a 5,000 capacity for standing-room-only gigs. It was renovated in 2002, and now works well as a venue for theatre (hosting a huge variety of shows from Riverdance to Thomas the Tank Engine) as well as rock concerts. More about Hammersmith Apollo
Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2016. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.
BBC Asian Network Live London > Events > Concerts†Dates: Saturday 30th April 2016 - 7pm-11pm Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street, W6 |
Same location as Jason Manford Tommy Sandhu hosts an inaugural celebration of Asian music championed on the station including performances from Naughty Boy, Imran Khan, Zack Knight, Kanika Kapoor, Badshah, Aastha ...More
Shawn Mendes London > Events > Concerts†Dates: Thursday 5th and Friday 6th May 2016 - 7pm Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street, W6 |
Same location as Jason Manford Pop singer-songwriter from Canada....More
Bugsy Malone London > Events > Theatre†Dates: 11th June to 4th September 2016 Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6 |
3 minutes from Jason Manford After reopening the Lyric Hammersmith in 2015, Sean Holmes's smash hit production of Bugsy Malone returns to the theatre this year. With Sir Alan Parker giving ...More
Lyric Hammersmith London > Entertainment > Theatres Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6 |
3 minutes from Jason Manford Frank Matcham's velvet and gilt theatre was saved from demolition - following a public outcry - by being carefully dismantled, moved from its location further down ...More
Riverside Studios - Theatre London > Entertainment > Theatres Crisp Road, Hammersmith, W6 |
3 minutes from Jason Manford Excellent small studio theatre staging innovative comedy and more serious productions. The Riverside's location on the Thames in Hammersmith makes it the local theatre of West ...More
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Lyric Square London > Attractions > King Street, W6 |
3 minutes from Jason Manford Pedestrianised square outside Lyric Hammersmith, home to weekly food markets and occasional live theatre performances which become a regular fixture in the summer months....More
Maggie's Centre London > Attractions > Sights Fulham Palace Road, W6 |
7 minutes from Jason Manford Maggie's Centre next to Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith is the first cancer care hospice in England (there are several more in Scotland) for this charitable ...More
Sock Shop London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion The Broadway Shopping Centre, Centre West, W6 |
2 minutes from Jason Manford A chain of sock and hosiery specialists. Also stocks a range of male and female accessories. As you can imagine they offer a bewildering variety of ...More
Pret A Manger London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis 8 King Street, W6 |
3 minutes from Jason Manford Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ...More
Jason Manford gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Holmes Place London > Leisure > Fitness 181 Hammersmith Road, W6 |
5 minutes from Jason Manford A chain of upmarket health clubs and gyms. The different clubs vary but they tend to have all the latest fitness equipment in fully air conditioned ...More
Blue Anchor London > Nightlife > Pubs 13 Lower Mall, W6 |
5 minutes from Jason Manford Tucked away in the shadow of Hammersmith Bridge this small, but perfectly formed, traditional riverside pub offers a peaceful retreat from the chaos of Hammersmith’s relentless ...More
The Stonemasons Arms London > Restaurants > Gastropub 54 Cambridge Grove, Hammersmith, W6 |
6 minutes from Jason Manford Hammersmith's original gastropub was highly rated for its bare brick walls, wooden furniture and no frills interior; what mattered was the food. Things have changed in ...More
Riverside Studios Bar London > Nightlife > Bars Crisp Road, W6 |
3 minutes from Jason Manford West London's excellent riverside cultural centre offers a cinema, West End standard theatre, cafe, and a comfortable bar with outdoor river terrace under one roof. Situated ...More
Novotel London West London > Business > Venue Hire 1 Shortlands, Hammersmith International Ctre, Hammersmith, W6 |
4 minutes from Jason Manford From just outside this hotel, the A4 can take you straight up to the Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, or Central London. It's also handy for the ...More
BBC Asian Network LiveBBC Asian Network LiveTommy Sandhu hosts an inaugural celebration of Asian music championed on the station including performances from Naughty Boy, Imran Khan, Zack Knight, Kanika Kapoor, Badshah, Aastha Gill and Divine.2016-04-30T19:00:00+01002016-04-30T00:00:00+0100
BBC Asian Network Live event > Concerts > World Music PRICING† £23.75 DATES†
Saturday 30th April 2016 - 7pm-11pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† Tommy Sandhu hosts an inaugural celebration of Asian music championed on the station including performances from Naughty Boy, Imran Khan, Zack Knight, Kanika Kapoor, Badshah, Aastha Gill and Divine.
Shawn MendesShawn MendesPop singer-songwriter from Canada.2016-05-05T19:00:00+01002016-05-06T00:00:00+0100
Shawn Mendes event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop PRICING† £23.75-£30.75, phone for availability DATES†
Thursday 5th and Friday 6th May 2016 - 7pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† Pop singer-songwriter from Canada.
Shreya GhoshalShreya GhoshalThe singer, who is well known for her works in Indian cinema, performs pop songs with a live band.2016-05-07T19:00:00+01002016-05-07T00:00:00+0100
Shreya Ghoshal event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop PRICING† £41 DATES†
Saturday 7th May 2016 - 7pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† The singer, who is well known for her works in Indian cinema, performs pop songs with a live band.
Sarah Millican: OutsiderSarah Millican: OutsiderWry observations from the Geordie stand-up, writer, star of BBC 2's The Sarah Millican Show and the 2011 British Comedy Award winner for The People's Choice Queen Of Comedy.2016-05-13T20:00:00+01002016-05-15T00:00:00+0100
Sarah Millican: Outsider event > Comedy > Stand-Up PRICING† £26 DATES†
13th, 14th and 15th May 2016 - 8pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† Wry observations from the Geordie stand-up, writer, star of BBC 2's The Sarah Millican Show and the 2011 British Comedy Award winner for The People's Choice Queen Of Comedy.
Katherine Ryan: KathbumKatherine Ryan: KathbumSharp wit from the Canadian actress and stand-up as seen on Live At The Apollo, QI and The Jonathan Ross Show.2016-05-21T20:00:00+01002016-05-21T00:00:00+0100
Katherine Ryan: Kathbum event > Comedy > Stand-Up PRICING† £27, concs £22.75 DATES†
Saturday 21st May 2016 - 8pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† Sharp wit from the Canadian actress and stand-up as seen on Live At The Apollo, QI and The Jonathan Ross Show.
Alain Souchon And Laurent VoulzyAlain Souchon And Laurent VoulzyThe French singer-songwriters, who both have successful solo careers, perform songs from their self-titled debut album.2016-05-26T20:00:00+01002016-05-26T00:00:00+0100
Alain Souchon And Laurent Voulzy event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop PRICING† £34.75 DATES†
Thursday 26th May 2016 - 8pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† The French singer-songwriters, who both have successful solo careers, perform songs from their self-titled debut album.
DaughtryDaughtryThe five-piece, fronted by Chris Daughtry, performs rock music.2016-05-27T19:00:00+01002016-05-27T00:00:00+0100
Fetty Wap event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Hip Hop PRICING† £33.50 DATES†
Sunday 29th May 2016 - 7pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† The American artist, known for his single Trap Queen, performs hip hop and trap material.
Bonnie RaittBonnie RaittThe acclaimed vocalist and her band plays rock tracks from her twentieth album, Dig In Deep.2016-06-01T18:30:00+01002016-06-01T00:00:00+0100
Bonnie Raitt event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Rock DATES†
Wednesday 1st June 2016 - 6.30pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† The acclaimed vocalist and her band plays rock tracks from her twentieth album, Dig In Deep.
Metal Hammer Golden God AwardsMetal Hammer Golden God AwardsThe Metal Hammer magazine celebrates its 30th anniversary with a huge rock music awards ceremony.2016-06-13T19:00:00+01002016-06-13T00:00:00+0100
Metal Hammer Golden God Awards event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Heavy Metal, Gothic & Industrial PRICING† £6.66 DATES†
Monday 13th June 2016 - 7pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† The Metal Hammer magazine celebrates its 30th anniversary with a huge rock music awards ceremony.
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