COMEDIANS Jason Manford and Russell Brand are among the big names who will be starring St Helens Theatre Royal during May.

On Thursday, May 12, there is a chance to celebrate the 50-year career of one of Britain’s best and most distinctive vocalists in Some Guys Have All the Luck – The Rod Stewart Story.

Frontman Paul Metcalfe is uncanny as the Scottish rock icon, capturing all the excitement, energy and charisma of his live performances.

On Saturday, May 14 comedian, TV presenter and singer Jason Manford arrives with his latest smash hit stand-up touring show Like Me.

Meanwhile on Monday, May 16 champion fundraiser Speedo Mick takes centre stage in Kenny O’Connell’s funny and moving The Grand Old Lady.

A pair of Evertonians have barricaded themselves inside the historic Everton lock-up, hoping to find the lost gold of Prince Rupert and thwart their beloved club’s plans to quit Goodison Park for Bramley Moore Dock – only to discover they are the only two fans who want to stay.

Dinosaur World Live roars into St Helens and runs from Tuesday, May 17 to Thursday, May 19, promising a family adventure and interactive extravaganza that will have dinosaur fans of all ages on the edge of their seats.

Meanwhile, the late, great John Lennon is celebrated in a special Lennon Retrospective from The Beatles to his solo years on Friday, May 20.

Gaz Keenan is an uncanny young star in this show from John Lennon Tribute UK, which will take audiences on a magical mystery tour back in time.

On Tuesday May 24, comedian, actor and author Russell Brand brings his sold-out show 33 to St Helens.

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Expect a celebration of the country’s return to freedom and a look at "our shared, imposed insanity during the last two years", as Russell goes on a journey through the highs and lows of the pandemic.