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  • 24 April 2020 to 1 January 1900

    Do you believe in ghosts? Over 30 years ago, director and performer Gareth Nicholl's family home was haunted by a rather playful poltergeist. Cupboard doors would open, Madonna records would spring into life in the wee small hours; the final straw, however, came when the family pack of Kit Kats disappeared… Using family heirlooms, iconic 80s toys, interviews, photographs and real-life home videos on stage, Gareth sets out to get to the bottom of this paranormal mystery; what was really going on? Inspired and fantastic fun to watch, this is both a hugely entertaining 'true' story of things that go bump in the night, and a wonderfully touching nostalgia trip to the 80s in all its really-totally-awesome 'good=bad' glory.

  • 24 April 2020 to 1 January 1900

    Kelly Oliver is a superlative, sweet voiced singer-songwriter, guitarist and 'pretty damn fine' harmonicist steeped in the folk traditions of Ireland. Her award-winning albums have seen her hailed as 'a vital voice in British folk music' (Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2), and as an international rising star she has collaborated with industry stalwarts such as Phil Beer (Show of Hands). Oliver's distinctive vocals, harmonica mastery and sparkling pop sensibility consistently wows audiences; her brand of old/ new folk is a force with which to be reckoned.

  • 24 April 2020 to 1 January 1900

    Ruby & Cedar is a new piece of writing from the imitable Fishhouse Theatre; women creating theatre about women, for everyone. The story follows two sisters as they return home for the annual visit, but sisterhood is soon eclipsed by sibling rivalry as old tensions come to the surface. This is a blackly comic tale about friendship, self-sacrifice and space, and would make a fantastic show to see as a family but the themes explored are likely to chime with anyone. Audiences of a certain age might even have memories of being woken up to watch the moon landings in 1969, just like Ruby.

  • 24 April 2020 to 1 January 1900

    In this delightful gem of a concert, The Mechanicals Band, led by the exceptional song-smith Wes Finch, and galvanised by their love of literature, draw on the words of Shakespeare, WB Yeats, William Blake, Phillip Larkin, John Masefield and more for their witty, erudite, and achingly lovely songs. With a blast of originality and fantastic energy, they combine bittersweet acoustic ballads, subtle folk-classical music, jazz, chanson and enchanting poetry recitation into a live show of infectious goodwill and sense of occasion.

  • 24 April 2020 to 1 January 1900

    The kids have flown the nest so it's time to downsize. Contracts are about to be exchanged and packing is underway. Nothing can go wrong. But storm clouds gather overhead. And then the doorbell rings. Set in a 1990's kitchen extension with a boiling kettle as a side character, this is a warm, compassionate, witty, sad and brilliantly executed observational comedy capturing the essence of middle-class family life. The award-winning Ginny Davis is on impressive and endearing form in this one-woman tour de force, vividly telling the story with a lot of humour and not a little refreshing cynicism. Brilliantly accurate, touching and laugh out loud funny.

  • 24 April 2020 to 1 January 1900

    When it comes to virtuoso work on the harp the Irish player Maire Ni Chathasaigh is in a class of her own. Matched against the thrilling guitar of Chris Newman, 'one of the UK's greatest guitarists' (BBC Radio 2), they are a 'truly electrifying combination' (The Stage). Here they blend gorgeous traditional Celtic music, sizzling Irish reels, hot jazz improvisation, bluegrass and baroque into a spellbinding musical treat. And with masterly stagecraft and introductions simultaneously informative and hilarious, this is a remarkable and genuinely uplifting show.

  • 24 April 2020 to 1 January 1900

    When it comes to virtuoso work on the harp the Irish player Maire Ni Chathasaigh is in a class of her own. Matched against the thrilling guitar of Chris Newman, 'one of the UK's greatest guitarists' (BBC Radio 2), they are a 'truly electrifying combination' (The Stage). Here they blend gorgeous traditional Celtic music, sizzling Irish reels, hot jazz improvisation, bluegrass and baroque into a spellbinding musical treat. And with masterly stagecraft and introductions simultaneously informative and hilarious, this is a remarkable and genuinely uplifting show.

  • 24 April 2020 to 1 January 1900

    When it comes to virtuoso work on the harp the Irish player Maire Ni Chathasaigh is in a class of her own. Matched against the thrilling guitar of Chris Newman, 'one of the UK's greatest guitarists' (BBC Radio 2), they are a 'truly electrifying combination' (The Stage). Here they blend gorgeous traditional Celtic music, sizzling Irish reels, hot jazz improvisation, bluegrass and baroque into a spellbinding musical treat. And with masterly stagecraft and introductions simultaneously informative and hilarious, this is a remarkable and genuinely uplifting show.

  • 24 April 2020 to 1 January 1900

    Do you believe in ghosts? Over 30 years ago, director and performer Gareth Nicholl's family home was haunted by a rather playful poltergeist. Cupboard doors would open, Madonna records would spring into life in the wee small hours; the final straw, however, came when the family pack of Kit Kats disappeared… Using family heirlooms, iconic 80s toys, interviews, photographs and real-life home videos on stage, Gareth sets out to get to the bottom of this paranormal mystery; what was really going on? Inspired and fantastic fun to watch, this is both a hugely entertaining 'true' story of things that go bump in the night, and a wonderfully touching nostalgia trip to the 80s in all its really-totally-awesome 'good=bad' glory.

  • 24 April 2020 to 1 January 1900

    Ruby & Cedar is a new piece of writing from the imitable Fishhouse Theatre; women creating theatre about women, for everyone. The story follows two sisters as they return home for the annual visit, but sisterhood is soon eclipsed by sibling rivalry as old tensions come to the surface. This is a blackly comic tale about friendship, self-sacrifice and space, and would make a fantastic show to see as a family but the themes explored are likely to chime with anyone. Audiences of a certain age might even have memories of being woken up to watch the moon landings in 1969, just like Ruby.

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