ABBEY Musical Society returns to The Forum at Barrow in dramatic style this week staging the Lloyd Webber classic, Jesus Christ Superstar, the sensational rock opera which charts the last few days of Christ. Running until Saturday, March 23, Dave Stockton plays Jesus, Chris Barker is in the role of Judas with Ailsa McIntosh as Mary. The cast of 60 - ranging from age 11 to 80 - also includes Mark Johnson as Pilate, Owen Thompson playing Caiaphas and Alastair Rae in the guise of Annas. Performances start at 7.30pm plus a 2pm show on Saturday.

REMI Harris is an exciting guitarist whose music draws from gypsy swing, jazz, blues, rock and world music. Joined by Simon Smith on double bass, the duo play a fresh mix of original compositions, jazz standards and new arrangements of music from Django Reinhardt and Jimi Hendrix to Charlie Parker and many more. The Remi Harris Duo plays Orton Market Hall on Friday, Melmerby Village Hall the day after and Warwick on Eden Memorial Hall, Carlisle, on Sunday. Tickets online at

DEEMED the UK’s number one swing and jive band, The Jive Aces are playing Whitehaven's Rosehill Theatre on Friday (8pm) with their new show the Big Beat Revue. The Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists' show features special guests, the showgirls, The Satin Dollz; the baritone sax of Lottie B plus the smooth accordion of Grazia Bevilacqua. Box office 01946-692422.