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ENDLESS LOVE – THE SHOW: Celebrating the magic and music of Lionel Richie & Diana Ross comes to ST HELEN’S – Theatre Royal on Friday 14th October and SOUTHPORT – Atkinson on Saturday 22nd October 2022!

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All-new show celebrating the magic and music of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross. 

A sensational new production celebrating legendary hitmakers Lionel Richie and Diana Ross is touring venues across the UK, coming to ST HELEN’S – Theatre Royal on Friday 14th October and SOUTHPORT – Atkinson on Saturday 22nd October.

Endless Love – The Show (A Tribute to Lionel Richie & Diana Ross) is a hit-packed, electrifying and emotional rollercoaster guaranteed to get audiences on their feet and singing at the top of their voices!

This bespoke production is flawlessly delivered by a young and vibrant cast and features a powerhouse live band.

Featuring Pop, Soul and Motown classics, with smash hits including I’m Coming Out, Dancing on The Ceiling, Chain Reaction, All Night Long, The Boss, Running With The Night and Upside Down – and, of course, Lionel and Diana’s timeless ballad Endless Love along with others such as Hello, Touch Me In The Morning and Three Times A Lady.

It is hard to believe it is now more than 40 years since Motown legends Lionel and Diana made music history with their 1981 hit Endless Love. Incredibly despite many requests they have never performed the song together again.

Endless Love – The Show aims to put that right, with live arrangements taken from both Lionel’s & Diana’s original touring shows, this is as close as it gets.

This wonderful tribute is the brainchild of Mark Carter who was musical director of the hugely popular and long-running Magic of Motown for more than a decade. Mark has brought together an incredible cast and stellar group of live musicians to take audiences on an unforgettable journey that boasts 60’s soul, the glitz of disco, the fun of 80’s pop and some of the greatest love songs of all time.

He said: “Endless Love has been developed over many years and I am truly blessed to be working with some of the best people in the business to bring this all-new show to life.

From the outset we wanted to create a truly joyful, feel-good show that celebrates the brilliance of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross as well as some of the greatest songs ever written. We’ve gone to great lengths to recreate and deliver many of the live arrangements both Lionel and Diana have performed in their own touring productions over the years, as such, this has enabled us to create a bespoke show like no other.

Together for the first time!….With hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s, from The Commodores and The Supremes to Lionel and Dianas solo careers, audiences already know the words, so it’s singing voices at the ready, and just come and have a great night with us.” 

Starring in the show, and singing these legendary songs are the brilliant Dayton Grey and Leanne Sandy.

Dayton has appeared on BBC Saturday night hits All Together Now – where he was one of ‘The Hundred’ industry experts, headed by Spice Girl Geri – and I Can See Your Voice.

Joining the cast of Endless Love is an absolute honour for me,” said Dayton. “I love Motown music and Lionel Richie has an amazing catalogue of songs, so I cant wait to get on the road to perform them all – none more so than the iconic title track alongside Leanne which I know will be something very special. The great thing about these songs is that everyone knows them, hearing the audience singing the words right back to you is an amazing experience and makes for a brilliant atmosphere!”

Leanne has toured the UK performing as Diana Ross in the smash hit show Magic of Motown and is part of the popular groups Harmony 3 and Grapevine Soul.

Leanne added: “To take a brand-new show on tour, and to be singing all those amazing disco hits and power ballads that Diana Ross is so famous for, is just a dream come true for me. And of course, then there’s the dresses!!! Wow!!!!

Diana and Lionel are such legends, we hope fans have a great night when they come to join us in celebrating their music.” 

MARK CARTER – Creative Director

For almost 15 years, Mark Carter toured the UK and Europe with the Magic of Motown. He initially joined the band as a drummer, before moving on to become the show’s musical director – a position he held for 12 years. During that time, the show has grown from its infancy into one of the UK’s most popular touring productions, performing year-round at theatres and venues across the country. Prior to joining Magic of Motown, Mark played drums for The Drifters, led by the legendary Roy G Hemmings, having launched his professional career with contracts at Haven Holidays and P&O Cruises.

The initial concept for Endless Love – The Show was Mark’s idea, and working with friends and colleagues, including co-arranger Steve Allen, he is delighted to see his dream become a reality. 

DAYTON GREY – Lionel Richie

Dayton Gray will be a familiar face for BBC Saturday night viewers – following appearances on hit shows All Together Now and I Can See Your Voice. Initially signed for All Together Now as a contestant, producers were impressed with his back story and added him to ‘The Hundred’ performers and industry experts – headed by Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, who decided the fate of the contestants.

Dayton comes from a musical family, and initially played drums, bass and acoustic guitar, plus piano in church. But he kept his voice quiet until the age of 32 believe it or not!! He has also been a regular backing singer and lead vocalist with Still Drifting, the band formed by former lead singer of The Drifters Ray Lewis. 

LEANNE SANDY – Diana Ross

Inspired to sing by the likes of Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Celine Dion, Leanne first stepped on stage as a dancer.  Gaining work as a backing singer, she grew in confidence to eventually land a lead role in Magic of Motown, starring as Diana Ross among others.

Alongside touring with Magic of Motown, Leanne has performed on cruise ships around the world as part of the female trio Harmony 3 and with Grapevine Soul. 

Endless Love – The Show (A Tribute to Lionel Richie & Diana Ross) is brought to you by Going Live Productions.

This is a tribute production and is not affiliated or endorsed by the original artists. 

For more information on the ENDLESS LOVE SHOW, check out the following website / social media links:

Website – www.endlessloveshow.co.uk      

Facebook www.facebook.com/endlessloveshow

Instagram – www.instagram.com/endless_love_show

You Tube Channel – www.youtube.com/channel/UCJMwskiurxJlbsxXaJjfdYQ

You Tube Video Promo Trailer –  www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YaIGz_JTyI 

ENDLESS LOVE – THE SHOW (Celebrating the music of Lionel Richie & Diana Ross) – 2022 UK Tour Dates include:

Saturday 1st October

LOWESTOFT – Marina Theatre

Doors open 7.00pm / Show Start Time – 7.30pm      

Box Office No: 01502 533200

Website – www.marinatheatre.co.uk/whatson-event/endless-love

Friday 7th October

CAMBERLEY – Theatre

Doors open 7.00pm / Show Start Time – 7.30pm      

Box Office No: 01276 707600

Website – www.camberleytheatre.co.uk/events/endless-love

Saturday 8th October

HAYES, MIDDLESEX – Beck Theatre

Doors open 7.00pm / Show Start Time – 7.30pm      

Box Office No: 0343 310 0044

Website – becktheatre.org.uk/Online/tickets-endless-love-hayes-2022

Friday 14th October

ST HELEN’S – Theatre Royal

Doors open 7.00pm / Show Start Time – 7.30pm      

Box Office No: 01744 756000

Website – www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com/show/873631921

Saturday 22nd October

SOUTHPORT – Atkinson

Doors open 7.00pm / Show Start Time – 7.30pm      

Box Office No: 01704 533 333

Website – theatkinson.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873631798

Friday 28th October

RHYL – Pavilion Theatre 

Doors open 7.00pm / Show Start Time – 7.30pm      

Box Office No: 01745 330 000

Website – www.rhylpavilion.co.uk/cy/events_list/endless-love-2

Saturday 29th October

SWANSEA – Grand Theatre 

Doors open 7.00pm / Show Start Time – 7.30pm      

Box Office No: 01792 475715

Website – www.swanseagrand.co.uk/EndlessLove

Saturday 12th November 

SUTTON COLDFIELD – Town Hall  

Doors open 7.00pm / Show Start Time – 7.30pm      

Box Office No: 0121 296 9543

Website – www.ticketor.com/townhall/tickets/endless-love-the-show-241667#buy

Saturday 19th November 

NORTHAMPTON – The Deco   

Doors open 7.00pm / Show Start Time – 7.30pm      

Box Office No: 01604 491005

Website – www.thedeco.co.uk/event/endless-love

Friday 25th November 

LYTHAM ST ANNE’S – Lowther Pavilion    

Doors open 7.00pm / Show Start Time – 7.30pm      

Box Office No: 01253 794221

Website – lowtherpavilion.co.uk/shows/endless-love

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