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.
Chiswick Rooms London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel† from £47† 32% off 407 Goldhawk Road, W6 |
17 minutes from Jason Manford Chiswick Rooms is a contemporary-designed boutique hotel in west London, offering high quality four star accommodation and convenient access to the city. The hotel has a ...More
Joe Stilgoe And His Big Band London > Events > Concerts†Dates: Monday 12th and Monday 19th December 2016 - 7.30pm Jason Manford, Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6 |
3 minutes from Jason Manford The style and swing of Stilgoe and the music that inspired him from the 1940s and 1950s come together in this performance....More
Raymond Brigg's Father Christmas London > Events > Theatre†Dates: 18th November to 24th December 2016 - Various Times Jason Manford, Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6 |
3 minutes from Jason Manford The popular stage adaptation of the well-known picture book live music, songs and playful puppetry....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
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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
Trailer Park Boys: Dear Santa Claus, Go F*ck YourselfTrailer Park Boys: Dear Santa Claus, Go F*ck YourselfRicky, Bubbles and Julian leave the comforts of their trailer park to bring their misadventures and mockery to the UK.2016-12-09T19:00:00+00002016-12-09T00:00:00+0000
Trailer Park Boys: Dear Santa Claus, Go F*ck Yourself event > Theatre > Comedies PRICING† £27.50-£65 DATES†
Friday 9th December 2016 - 7pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† Ricky, Bubbles and Julian leave the comforts of their trailer park to bring their misadventures and mockery to the UK.
The Chemical BrothersThe Chemical BrothersThe Manchester-hailing duo, comprising Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, perform their electronic music tracks from across their career.2016-12-10T19:00:00+00002016-12-11T00:00:00+0000
The Chemical Brothers event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Electronica DATES†
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December 2016 - 7pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† The Manchester-hailing duo, comprising Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, perform their electronic music tracks from across their career.
Ocean Colour SceneOcean Colour SceneMod-influenced indie-rock from the Birmingham-based band.2016-12-12T18:30:00+00002016-12-12T00:00:00+0000
Ocean Colour Scene event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Rock PRICING† £30.25-£42.25 DATES†
Monday 12th December 2016 - 6.30pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† Mod-influenced indie-rock from the Birmingham-based band.
BuikaBuikaThe singer from Palma de Mallorca, Spain, performs a selection of her flamenco, soul and jazz material.2016-12-13T19:30:00+00002016-12-13T00:00:00+0000
Buika event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Gospel PRICING† £29.50-£45.25 DATES†
Tuesday 13th December 2016 - 7.30pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† The singer from Palma de Mallorca, Spain, performs a selection of her flamenco, soul and jazz material.
Les McKeown's Bay City RollersLes McKeown's Bay City RollersRetro-pop and rock from the Edinburgh-born singer's version of the chart-topping band, known for the hit songs Bye, Bye, Baby and Give A Little Love.2016-12-14T19:30:00+00002016-12-14T00:00:00+0000
Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop PRICING† £25-£39.50 DATES†
Wednesday 14th December 2016 - 7.30pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† Retro-pop and rock from the Edinburgh-born singer's version of the chart-topping band, known for the hit songs Bye, Bye, Baby and Give A Little Love.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince's Christmas Compendium Of Reason 2016 event > Comedy > Variety PRICING† £35-£52 DATES†
Friday 16th December 2016 - 6pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince present a collision of science, music, comedy and wonder, with surprise guests.
The Bootleg Beatles: The Beatles TributeThe Bootleg Beatles: The Beatles TributeThe band performs the hits made famous by the iconic Liverpudlian group in a multi-media show which includes film footage from the era.2016-12-17T19:30:00+00002016-12-17T00:00:00+0000
The Bootleg Beatles: The Beatles Tribute event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Rock PRICING† £23.75-£29.75 DATES†
Saturday 17th December 2016 - 7.30pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† The band performs the hits made famous by the iconic Liverpudlian group in a multi-media show which includes film footage from the era.
Tomb Raider - Live In ConcertTomb Raider - Live In ConcertRobert Ziegler conducts the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra to perform the Tomb Raider soundtracks in its entirety.2016-12-18T18:30:00+00002016-12-18T00:00:00+0000
Tomb Raider - Live In Concert event > Music PRICING† £33.50-£106.75 DATES†
Sunday 18th December 2016 - 6.30pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† Robert Ziegler conducts the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra to perform the Tomb Raider soundtracks in its entirety.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Pokemon - Symphonic EvolutionsRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra: Pokemon - Symphonic EvolutionsThe orchestra performs orchestral arrangements from recent and classic Pokemon games including Pokemon Red and Blue, Pokemon Crystal, Pokemon Emerald and many more.2016-12-19T20:00:00+00002016-12-19T00:00:00+0000
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Pokemon - Symphonic Evolutions event > Concerts > Classical PRICING† £41 DATES†
Monday 19th December 2016 - 8pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† The orchestra performs orchestral arrangements from recent and classic Pokemon games including Pokemon Red and Blue, Pokemon Crystal, Pokemon Emerald and many more.
Chic Featuring Nile RodgersChic Featuring Nile RodgersThe legendary outfit playing the late 70's sounds of funk, soul and disco return to the stage with the acclaimed guitarist leading the way.2016-12-23T18:30:00+00002016-12-23T00:00:00+0000
Chic Featuring Nile Rodgers event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Disco PRICING† £49, VIP tickets £166.25 DATES†
Friday 23rd December 2016 - 6.30pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† The legendary outfit playing the late 70's sounds of funk, soul and disco return to the stage with the acclaimed guitarist leading the way.
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