JULIAN Clary will be at The Anvil on Friday, 17 May with his new show Born to Mince.

In this outrageously camp new show, ‘renowned homosexual’ Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment.

“Are you ready for some filth? I know I am. It’s been a while since I sallied forth to pleasure the provinces with my particular brand of saucy innuendo,” he says.

He will murder some well-known songs along the way, no doubt, read you a sneak preview from his next memoir A Night At the Lubricant, and make withering remarks about punters foolish enough to sit in the front row.

Anthony Horowitz’s intriguing and chilling thriller Mindgame comes to The Haymarket from Monday, 20 to Wednesday, 22 May following a stint in the West End last year.

Mark Styler, a writer of glossy ‘true crime’ paperbacks, has no idea what he is walking into when he tries to get an interview with Easterman, a notorious serial killer.

First he has to get past Dr Farquhar, the quixotic head of Fairfields – the asylum where Easterman is kept. But soon he discovers that nothing is what it seems.

Who is the mysterious Borson? Where did he get the meat in the fridge? And why isn’t the skeleton in the closet?

Mindgame is a mind bending psychological thriller from the pen of Horowitz, who is responsible for creating and writing some of the most beloved and successful television series including the award-winning Foyle's War, and the BBC’s New Blood, as well as writing over 40 books including the Alex Rider novels, two new Sherlock Holmes novels and a new James Bond too.

Following his last sell-out concert at The Anvil, professional musician/keyboard player/songwriter/broadcaster/raconteur Rick Wakeman returns with a new show, Piano Odyssey 2019, on Saturday, 1 June.

Wakeman will combine spellbinding piano music with side-splitting humour and reveal insights into his 50-plus-year career.

His big break came in 1971 when he joined Yes, who went on to become one of the most successful prog rock bands in the world.

In 2017, he made British chart history when his Piano Portraits record became the first solo piano instrumental album to enter the UK’s Top 10 on release – a feat he then repeated with last year’s Piano Odyssey.

Expect an evening of superb musicianship, featuring music from Yes, Rick’s own solo epics and early Bowie hits, plus fantastic arrangements of Beatles’ tunes, and much, much more, interspersed with knockabout humour.

For details of all the shows now on sale visit anvilarts.org.uk or call the Anvil Arts box office on 01256 844244.