BIG names are scheduled to make an appearance in St Helens in the new year.

Here we selected some of the most exciting acts coming to St Helens' Theatre Royal and Haydock Park (announced up to now) throughout the year.

St Helens Theatre Royal.

St Helens Theatre Royal will see a line-up of stars take the stage in 2024, including iconic singers, comedian and actors.

Here are some of the big names coming to St Helens Theatre Royal in 2024:

Coleen Nolan

St Helens Star: Coleen Nolan

From a child star, as the youngest of the ‘Nolan Sisters’ to TV Personality/Presenter, Best Selling Author and Agony Aunt, Coleen Nolan has done it all, or so it would seem.

However, there is still one thing that that needs ticking off the showbiz bucket list. 

So, for the very first time, Coleen takes to the stage with her first ever solo show…Naked! (Not literally!)   

Coleen will be taking us back to her first love of performing, by singing a selection of her favourite songs which have become the soundtrack to her life. Coleen’s life will be laid bare as she openly discusses her love life, lessons learned as well as challenging views on age-appropriate behaviour. Empowering women of any age to rediscover their passions and enjoy life to the max!

Coleen Nolan - Naked, will take place at the Theatre Royal on February 29.

Irish Annie's 

St Helens Star: Irish Annie's

Starring Ricky Tomlinson, this event is a show at Irish Annie’s pub, a brand-new musical play by Asa Murphy celebrating the best of Irish culture, from the music through to the comedy. Featuring a live 5-piece band Shenanigans.

Meet landlady Annie and her regular madcap customers for a fun night out of comedy and music, featuring original tracks written for the show by Asa Murphy, along with your all-time favourite Irish tunes including Galway Shawl, Tell Me Ma, Dirty Old Town, Danny Boy and many more.

The show has audiences laughing, singing, and dancing the night away. Singalong song sheets are handed out to all attending.

Cast includes Ricky Tomlinson, Catherine Rice and Asa Murphy. It has been known for a special guest to walk through the pub door too. You never know who might walk in.

Irish Annie's will be live on stage at St Helens Theatre Royal on March 18.

Giovanni Pernice

St Helens Star: Giovanni

Strictly Come Dancing’s Giovanni Pernice is back in 2024 for his brand new live tour - LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU.

The Strictly Come Dancing champion and BAFTA winner is the epitome of live entertainment.

Giovanni will be joined by a world class cast of professional dancers and West End performers to bring you an unforgettable experience.

A show of non-stop action - prepare to be entertained.

Giovanni - Let Me Entertain You, will come to the theatre on March 20.

Shaun Ryder

St Helens Star: Shaun Ryder

He’s the wild man of rock who became a national treasure.

Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman Shaun Ryder is hitting the road for a new, spoken word tour.

The star of more-TV-shows-than-anyone-has-a-right-to-feature-on – including Celebrity Gogglebox, and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, among many others – redefined the sex’n’drugs’n’rock’n’roll lifestyle during the halcyon age of Madchester.   

He’s touring in support of his new book: Happy Mondays - and Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays. 

Fans can look forward to a carnival of excess, wild tales, and improbable truths, as they enjoy the talents of a unique rock'n'roll star dubbed Britpop's answer to WB Yeats.

He will come to St Helens Theatre Royal on September 22.

Aled Jones - Full Circle

St Helens Star:

Prepare to hear Aled Jones as you’ve never heard him before.  He was the boy treble who captivated the world with his angelic voice.  

Selling over seven million albums, Aled was the original, classical crossover star. 

His recording of Walking in the Air, from the animated film The Snowman, firmly established him as a household name and he has become an integral part of the nation's festivities. 

Equally at home on the classical stage, or starring in musical theatre productions in London West End, his credits include lead roles in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. 

As a singer, Aled is in demand globally and has performed in the world's most iconic venues, from London’s Royal Albert Hall to the Sydney Opera House. 

A favourite with the Royal Family, he even gave a private performance to King Charles III in Kensington Palace. 

Now, after 40 years in the business, he’s looking back on a remarkable career with a one-man show, that will feature never-before-heard music,  tales from the decades and for the first time, his story told in his own words. It's time to come Full Circle. 

He will come to St Helens Theatre Royal on November 20. 

Haydock Park 

Here are the music acts so far announced to perform at Haydock Park in 2024:

Pete Tong's Ibiza Classics

Expect your favourite club tracks reimagined by the 65-piece Essential Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley, coupled with incredible visual effects and the latest in music technology.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 22


St Helens Star: BustedBusted (Image: Busted)

Busted live after evening racing.

After nothing short of a landmark year for the trio, BUSTED will be making their debut at Haydock Park Racecourse on Saturday, July 20.

Busted said: “We had an unbelievable time on our anniversary tour this year and can’t wait to continue celebrations in the summer.

"Outdoor shows are some of our absolute favourites, and we’re looking forward to seeing you all in the glorious sunshine.”

Tickets are available now for the show on July 20.