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Cornwall's 3 Daft Monkeys combine rousing vocals, frenetic fiddling, 12-string guitar, dancing bass and foot drum. Whatever your taste in music, their unique blend of high octane, funked-up folk is guaranteed to get you dancing!
Musical comedy based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depicted a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre (not so much based on the TV or Film franchises). Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents.
Long before Jamie or even Delia had become household names Mary Berry was the doyenne of family cookery. A friendly face with a Cordon Bleu background, she became Cookery Editor of Housewife in the 1960s and later moved on to Ideal Home Magazine. Specialising in Aga cookery, cakes and desserts, she has been a source of inspiration and information ever since. A regular on our TV screens - most recently as one of the judges on BBC's Great British Bake Off - Mary has written over 70 best-selling cookery books, including The Classic Aga Cookbook and Mary Berry's Complete Cookbook. They have sold more than five million copies around the world. Hear Mary talk about her fascinating life and career and perhaps pass on a few top cookery tips too.
Dona Rosita wants to get married. Will it be to the lovable (but poor) Cocoliche, or the rich (but cruel) Don Cristobita, or will a stranger from her past come back and sweep her off her feet? A host of mischievous characters pepper Lorca's surreal and farcical comedy, infused with poetry and music, which will transport you to a beautiful Andalusian town. But have these people turned into puppets, or are the puppets people?
Journey with Whispering Woods for an immersive woodland experience which combines aerial acrobatics, live music and spoken word. Aquilla the wise bird witch meets Kinara who is disillusioned with the world she offers him a way out - he can enter her aerial kingdom and be as free as a bird but with the consequence that he will no longer walk on the earth. At first this is exhilarating but after a time he longs for home. Kinara falls in love with a girl from his village and through this finds a way to exist between both worlds. A feast of acrobatic storytelling!
This event takes place at Prior Park Gardens, Ralph Allen Drive BA2 5AH
Middle of the Road Folk Band.
Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the unofficial history of the English-speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables, and his writing has been said to share the same timeless quality as Richard Thompson at his best.
The same story as the film, barred by the Director (Stanley Kubrick) from being shown in the UK due to death threats he received. Not suitable for children. A controversial and violent tale about choices. Alex gets his kicks by raping and fighting his way around a future city with his gang of droogs, fired up by drugs secreted in their favourite drink of milk. When he gets caught, he chooses the quick way out - being programmed to behave in a non-violent manner. Burgess's cult allegory of free will, adapted from the novella, in all its urban darkness.
'Cloudbusting' are a group of five musicians who perform the music of the unique and incomparable Kate Bush. At a ?Cloudbusting' show you can expect all of her visual style, atmosphere and musical excellence, recreated live on stage.
Every act of remembering is an act of storytelling. So, here's mine. It starts with a spotty teenager at a Motorhead gig and ends at the cutting edge of memory research. The bellowing fans, the smell of beer and sweat, the thunderous music. When I think back, it's all so vivid. And it's all completely made up. Join me, Eamonn Fleming, writer, performer and O level biologist (grade C) as I stumble through the amazing world of memory palaces, false memories and Werther's Originals. A funny, startling show about not being able to trust a single thing you remember.
Veteran salesman Willy Loman is used to spending his life 'riding on a smile and a shoeshine', but recently things haven't been so good. He seems to have lost his golden touch; his grown-up sons, Biff and Happy, no longer idolise him as they used to and he is haunted by missed opportunities and a trouble past. His wife Linda is struggling to aid her increasingly disturbed husband, as she tries to hold the family together and keep Willy from descending further into desperation. But as the truth of Willy and his sons' imperfect past begins to unravel, Willy starts to lose faith in the two things he believes in: his family, and, in Miller's words, his need 'to leave a thumbprint somewhere on the world'. Death of a Salesman burst upon the international scene in 1949 and won the Drama Critics' Circle Award, the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize, becoming a benchmark for modern theatre.
Formed around Union City, New Jersey, and originally named Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, the band enjoyed considerable commercial success in the 1970s, with hit singles including Sylvia's Mother, The Cover of Rolling Stone, A Little Bit More and When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman. In addition to their own material, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show performed songs written by the poet Shel Silverstein.
To chase the blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply as 'Man in Chair' drops the needle on his favourite LP - the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the musical bursts to life on stage, telling the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to get married, her producer who sets out to sabotage the nuptials, her chaperone, the debonair groom, the dizzy chorine, the Latin lover and a pair of gangsters who double as pastry chefs.
Stage version of the enchanting novel. Young, handsome and eligible, Frank Churchill is just what Highbury needs. Full of good intentions, Emma immediately sets about her match-making plans. But she's so busy meddling, she fails to recognise the yearning of her own heart! Meet dashing heroes, leering vicars and lusty nieces in this deliciously updated romantic comedy.
The standard-bearers and boundaty-pushers of English folk-rock for more years than anyone can remember but still performing with boundless energy, humour, and superb musicianship.
Mr Fox has three very nasty enemies, Boggis, Bunce and Bean. These greedy farmers hate Mr Fox so much they will stop at nothing to get rid of him. They try to shoot, starve and dig him out of his hole, however Mr Fox is much cleverer than they are and has a cunning plan of his own. Discover the thrill of the chase and join Mr Fox and his family underground as they battle to save themselves and the rest of the countryside from disaster.
Amy Winehouse tribute act. The show features Amy's original band, with the incredible Alba Plano as Amy and is the most authentic re-imaging of the Amy Winehouse phenomena ever seen.
'How would you feel about sitting in front of that nice old village pub on a sunny afternoon while convoys of 40-ton tankers roll past six feet away?' Deerland Energy's plans to drill for shale gas in the pretty village of Fenstock are going well. The company is looking at big profits. They can count on the support of distinguished scientists working in University departments funded by the energy companies while at local level, Councillor Pilbeam, Chair of the Planning Committee, seems to be open to lucrative offers. The only slight snag is a ragged band of protesters, reluctantly led by retired academic, Elizabeth Blackwood. Surely she's just another 'mad old biddy', as she's characterised by ruthless PR guru Joe Selby? This new razor-sharp black comedy by Alistair Beaton takes a timely look at the conflicted core of planetary energy and earthly power.
The lives of the women who worked in the mustard gas factories.
British singer-songwriter. Debut album "Wanted on Voyage" 2013.
ITV This Morning's celebrity chef, media personality and presenter.
Discover the secrets of real Italian food with Gino D'Acampo as he captures the flavours, smells and tastes of his homeland.
One day whilst Girl is playing in her garden, she spots something peculiar on the other side of the fence. Climbing up as high as she can to get a better view, she is surprised when she comes face to face with... Giraffe! As their friendship grows, Girl discovers that Giraffe isn't very well. She tries everything she can to make him feel better; putting on bandages, making a cup of tea, and even baking a truly magnificent cake, but she doesn't get it quite right. Girl soon realises that Giraffe doesn't need a plaster for a graze on his arm or a scratch on his knee. Sometimes we need a different kind of plaster for the things you can't always see. Charming puppetry, an enchanting soundscape and beautiful storytelling combine in this sensitive show about love and friendship, told from a child's perspective.
This entertaining Liverpool quintet emerged from total obscurity to become a dominant British indie chart regular in the first half of 1986. Having disbanded in 1987 the group reformed in 1990 displaying a marked progression in song writing and performance, with a fine mix of hard rock and soulful ballads. Though their work is becoming more polished and sophisticated they have retained their sense of the absurd.
Let your children explore the most magical of stories; join us on the journey to explore the enchanting worlds of: The Snow Queen, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds. This year we also have a special host - Santa Claus himself!
Over the years' Modo Productions has been thrilled to have hundreds of children and adults enjoy the fairytales with us. We are very excited to bring you a new selection from around the world, beautifully and imaginatively brought to life. The fairytales are designed for all ages from 2+ (although toddlers do enjoy the colours and movement).
One time Queen of Punk.
Award-winning singer songwriter Hazel O'Connor is joined by Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards. The superb blend of three voices and stunning musicianship adds a sweet touch of class to their vibrant performances. This dip into Hazel's extensive portfolio-the old and the new - is delivered with all the passion and fire you would expect from this great artist and includes unforgettable songs from the iconic film Breaking Glass. 'Eight Day', 'Will You', 'Big Brother' and 'If Only'. There will be no support act and Hazel will hold a special Meet and Greet after the show.
2012 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Best Show Nominee.
The Jive Aces are renowned as a yellow-suited sextet which blends swing music with a high-energy stage show and features songs by Bobby Darin, Louis Prima and Sammy Davis Jnr as well as a selection of their own original tracks. The have worked with artists such as Van Morrison, John Travolta, Isaac Hayes, Lisa Marie Presley.
Two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers, Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises, however, the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire ensures a rare treat for any listener.
Miss Shepherd is a curious and enigmatic lady. Alan knows very little about her. She used to drive ambulances in the war, might have been a nun, sells pencils and pamphlets and has an unexplained aversion to piano music. But somehow she lives in the playwright’s garden and has done for years. The Lady in the Van is based on renowned British playwright Alan Bennett’s own recollections of the indomitable Miss Shepherd and is, as with any Bennett play, a beautifully observed, sharply intelligent and wonderfully witty drama.
If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise....! Let's All Dance is back with this delightful treat for very young audiences. Combining classical ballet, physical theatre, gorgeous visuals and crystal-clear story telling, this fresh, innovative dance company pitches another production perfectly to engage and enthrall all children, including those with special needs. Our teddies would love you to join them as they eat, dance, play and have fun! Little ones can bring their own teddy, clap along and have their photo taken with the dancers!
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner's 50-year relationship is chronicled through their letters. From their first childhood Valentines to their final guilty goodbyes, through the letters the audience learns of Andrew and Melissa's lifelong hopes and dreams, their failures and triumphs, and ultimately, their love for one another. Love Letters was first performed in New York in 1989 by John Rubinstein and Kathleen Turner. Since then, it has attracted several all-star casts, including Paul Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward. Charlton Heston and Lydia Clarke Heston first performed the two-hander in 1997 during a brief British regional tour. The play is unusual in that it has no director and no designer and requires, literally, no rehearsal. During the performance, clocking in at just under two hours, the actors sit on the stage at a table and read directly from the assorted letters.
Scottish pop icon and TV personality.
Back by popular demand after her hugely successful 2016 tour, Lulu is on the road again with her biggest tour yet! Lulu has always been 'All About the Music' and that's what she delivers in a power-packed performance full of her hits, new songs and fan favorites. You'll be on your feet from beginning to end. An intimate look into the incredible musical journey of a music legend, Lulu's show is peppered with anecdotes from a life in the fast lane (or in the limelight).
Paul McCartnet tribute show.
Reuniting the cast of the Hit West End musical, Let it Be and starring Emanuele Angeletti as Paul McCartney, this is a celebration of the life and music of a legend. The show includes all of McCartney's solo hits and a spectacular recreation of the ?Wings Over America' 1976 Concert Tour.
A smoke-and-whisky voice that has been compared to Billie Holliday.
The smash hit show returns authentically recreating the sublime harmonies, slick moves, stylish looks and legendary musicianship that were the making of Motown.
Baby Love - 50 Years of No1 UK Hits Tour. Featuring more chart toppers than ever before, with the music of the Four Tops, Supremes, Temptations, Jackson 5, Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, the show marks the official arrival of Motown style, sophistication and musical brilliance to these shores.
Few predicted the events of 2016. And even fewer seem to know where we are going. Mark Thomas sets out to discover what the future has in store for us by collecting and examining his own predictions and those of his audiences before gambling on their outcome. By making futurologists of us all, he will create a fantastical, hilarious and possibly accurate vision of the world. And maybe even make a few quid on the side.
An evening of classic Motown.
Motown legends Martha Reeves and the Vandellas perform their soul and Motown classics Dancing in the Street, Jimmy Mac, Nowhere Town and more. Plus, back by popular demand following their recent tour with Ben E. King, Jimmy James and the Vagabonds perform hits I'll Go Where the Music Takes Me, Now is the Time and other 70s soul hits. A must see show for any vintage soul and Motown fan.
Benjamin Rubin is a cantankerous old writer, whiskey aficionado and pedant, still basking in the reflected glory of long-ago success. Martin Wegner is a rising young literary star, heralded as "the voice of his generation". When Martin is given the opportunity to develop his new play under the mentorship of his idol, the two writers meet, accompanied by Martin's brilliant wife Gina, and hosted by Erwin, the administrator of the prestigious arts fund that has thrown them together. In a dilapidated art nouveau villa, somewhere in the German countryside, two massive egos are set on a collision course in this perceptive and compelling comedy about art and artists and the legacy of fame.
In the magical ambience of a beauty parlour, Oily Cart creates a multi-sensory, tactile feast for the senses. The audience is enveloped in a world of beautiful perfumes and colour palettes, with regular intervals of messy play. This is also a world of reflected sparkling light, with mirrors employed to create wonderful visual effects. Mirror Mirror is a unique immersive adventure for children and young people with complex disabilities, with performers adapting to the specific requirements of each individual in the audience.
Meet Mrs McMoon: chaotic, fanciful, cheeky and mischievous . She loves a good audience and likes nothing better than to look each of you in the eye and say 'what screwball thing shall we get up to next?' Mrs McMoon is preparing the show that's going to put her name in lights. She has to make the costumes, paint the set, learn her lines and blow the bubbles. But after all this mayhem and belly-aching laughter, will Mrs. McMoon become a superstar?
The year is 1660. The Puritans have run away with their drab grey tails between their legs and Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. On Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is peddling her satsumas and wit with equal gusto but, little does she know who is watching...
Top notch comedy with some of the biggest and brightest rising comedians on the circuit. Laugh? You'll snort like a pig!
Veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and one of the country's most sort after comedy club headliners. The Noise Next Door leave audiences everywhere in awe of their lightning quick wit and totally original comedic talent.
This is a new stage adaptation of Hitchcock's film by Carolyn Burns which premiered in Melbourne. When Roger O. Thornhill, a suave and successful advertising executive, is abducted by thugs who insist he is a man called George Kaplan, there's obviously been a mix up. When they don't believe him, that's infuriating. When they try to kill him, that's frightening. And when they pin a murder on him, that's time to run!
Inspired by recent events and created by Bristol-based Greek artist Margarita Sidirokastriti, the egg gives young audiences a glimpse into the world of a young boy journeying across continents in search of refuge from his troubled homeland. If you had to take a long journey away from home, and could only take one item with you, what would it be? This is the decision our young hero has to make, in this eventful and uplifting story of hope and resilience where the human spirit triumphs. Written and performed by Margarita Sidirokastriti, One Item Only helps young audiences to share in and understand our hero's adventurous journey, as he travels towards an uncertain but ultimately optimistic future.
Meet two characters who play together, exploring new spaces, new objects, dressing up and taking turns. But struggles arise when one of them wants to be the ONLY Captain of the ship! A beautiful and gentle story of friendship, power struggles and creative play.
For ages 3+. Duration: 45mis (inclu a 10 min post-show activity.
A tribute to the King.
Don't miss this remarkable Elvis show. It's like no other Elvis Presley show with the remarkable tribute artist Lee 'Memphis' King. Lee was awarded the ultimate accolade of World Champion Elvis Tribute Artist at the Collingwood Elvis Festival held annually in Canada; the largest and most respected Elvis tribute contest and Elvis festival in the world today. The show takes you from the '68 comeback special to the Vegas years. With a big band to recreate the Elvis Vegas years and Multimedia screens and projection, this is the biggest Elvis show to tour theatres in the UK.
Live on stage with his puppets Albert and Baby as well as the showstopping animatronic Sam. America's Got Talent finalist.
Emma was having the time of her life. Now she's in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn't with Emma, it's with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she's smart enough to know that there's no such thing. When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?
'Racing Demon' follows the lives of four Church of England clergy endeavouring to do their work. The battle to spread the 'word' becomes a race against time as the ever-changing needs a society force them into adopting very different roles for which they have considerably less aptitude! It is this climate of confusion that the heart-warming the Reverend Lionel Espy and his team struggle to make sense of their assignment, exacerbated by the arrival of a zealous young curate intent on putting the Church and the world to rights..
Get ready to step back in time and relive special moments from the career of dancing extraordinaire, Fred Astaire. The ?Remembering Fred Tour' will take you on a magical journey of dance, live music and entertainment supported by special appearances from various celebrity guests. Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaz and Janette will be performing steps and turns from the golden age of Hollywood's most celebrated dance routines. Audiences will hear from famous Fred fans including Twiggy, Darcey Bussell, Don Black and Bruce Oldfield who will share stories of how the screen icon touched their lives and discuss what made him so special. Remembering Fred will feature songs such as They Can't Take That Away From Me, Night & Day, S'Wonderful, Cheek To Cheek, Puttin' On The Ritz, Let's Face The Music & Dance, The Way You Look Tonight, Top Hat, White Tie & Tail and many others.
Contributions to the show by:Ava Astaire-McKenzie, Bruce Oldfield, Darcey Bussell, Don Black and Twiggy.
Rigoletto, the hunchbacked court jester wants revenge. His beloved daughter, Gilda, has been abducted and seduced by the Duke and he hires a hit-man to assassinate him. Tragedy prevails in Verdi's masterpiece of love, lust and betrayal. Based on Hugo's Le roi s'amuse. First performed at La Fenice in Venice on 11 March 1851
Star of The Office, series 1, episode 5 (first bit).
John Betjamen was the nation's favourite poet. Sand in the Sandwiches, celebrates a man famous not only for the light verse and laughter, but for his passions, his sense of purpose and his unforgettable poetry.
A young Amstell started performing on the comedy circuit when he was just 14 and later caught the eye of TV executives in 1998 after becoming the youngest ever finalist of the BBC New Comedy Awards. A short and somewhat chequered stint with Nickelodeon followed before he parted company with the children s channel and found himself much more at home as the cult co-host for Channel 4 s POPWORLD.
Following a series of critically acclaimed, sold out international tours, Simon Amstell begins his fifth stand up tour in the UK. What Is This? promises to be a deeply personal, funny exploration of beauty, intimacy, freedom, sex and love.
The Simon and Garfunkel Story tells the fascinating tale of how two young boys from Queens, New York who went on to become the world's most successful music duo of all time. Starting from their humble beginnings as 50's Rock n Roll duo 'Tom & Jerry', The Simon and Garfunkel Story takes you through all the songs and stories that shaped them, the dramatic split, their individual solo careers and ending with a stunning recreation of the legendary 1981 Central Park reunion concert.
A brand new show for 2017! Direct from it's success in London's West End, a sold out UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!
Can you stay true to yourself, when everything suggests you change? After sell-out performances in New York, London and Edinburgh, 201's raw, contemporary hip-hop movement tours the UK in Smother: a story of two men's broken encounter. Touching on themes of addiction and obsession, award winning choreographer Andrea Walker directs a cast of seven dancers in a fast-paced, intimate performance exploring the relationship between two young men.
Smiths tribute band.
Hiss at the Wicked Queen, laugh at the comic Seven Dwarfs and fall in love with the beautiful and innocent Snow White.
Charity Hope Valentine - with her heart not only on her sleeve but tattooed on her arm - is a New York dance hostess at the Fandango Ballroom. She's a disaster zone when it comes to relationships - first she gets involved with an Italian movie star, quickly followed by the charming Oscar Lindquist who asks Charity to be his wife. But things are not quite as straight forward as they many seem.... Includes "Hey Big Spender", "If My Friends Could See Me Now" and "Rhythm of Life".
How many crows are there in this land? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Only Birbal knows... Whatever the question, Birbal - cunning advisor to Mughal Emperor Akbar - has the answer! Mashi Theatre's travelling storytellers stop by to share the enchanting Tales of Birbal, ancient stories of adventure and problem-solving. Akin to Aesop's Fables, these tales have been treasured for centuries across the Indian subcontinent. Using puppetry and music, Mashi invites a new generation to unearth the richness in these legends.
Get ready for the mother of all stories, the classic of classics, the ultimate source of myths and legends! Ulysses and his companions set sail on a fantastic voyage across hostile seas and spooky islands in Patrick Lynch's lively retelling of The Odyssey. The epic tale comes alive in a fast-paced, one-man show that everyone can follow.
Three actors weave together three famous tales, which incidentally, all feature the elusive number three! Brought to life in a flurry of original live music and brilliantly energetic storytelling, behold as our players burst from their wagon of forgotten fables to re-tell the yarns of Rumpelstiltskin, Goldilocks and Grimm's Three Wanderers as never before!
Co-star and co-writer of Frankie Boyle?s Tramadol Nights (Ch4), and as seen on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (BBC1) and Stand-Up For The Week (Ch4). Don't miss hugely talented Canadian emigre Tom Stade in his eagerly awaited debut nationwide tour. His magnetic stage presence, irrepressible charm and first-class story-telling have established him as one of the most sought after performers on the UK and international circuit. Join Tom's inimitable, offbeat world for a truly unforgettable night of comedy from one of the finest stand-up comedians around.
Reggae band originally from Birmingham.
All the favourite characters from the original TV series are reimagined for 2017, facing the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully in the era of the silver surfer. At Bayview Retirement Home, battle-axe extraordinaire Diana Trent conspires with new resident Tom Ballard to give the conniving manager his comeuppance through a hilarious conspiracy with unexpectedly heart-warming results.