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  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Harbottle & Jonas are David Harbottle and Freya Jonas, husband and wife folk duo based in Devon. The duo combines the rich traditions of folk music with intertwined vocal harmonies, authentic musical arrangements with instruments such as the concertina, harmonium and banjo. Their new album ‘Sea is My Home’ released in February 2019 was called ‘fine contemporary folk music’ by Tom Robinson’s (BBC 6music). Well-travelled across the UK and abroad playing in venues from supermarkets to an 800-year-old church in North Friesland. Harbottle & Jonas have managed to establish themselves as versatile in venue, original in song and one of the most exciting folk duos around.

  • 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

    A 'splendid' evening of gently quirky, expertly crafted songs - think Ray Davies, Squeeze - stories and humour by the self-professed originator of 'Victorian Pop'. With song styles varying from jaunty showground to slow lament, all carried forward by lilting melodies and warm, quintessentially English vocals, the bowler-hatted Mister Keith and his mini 'orchestra' of multi-instrumentalists evoke memories of times gone by. An intimate little gem*. * including specially blended tea drinking and interval Victorian table games.

  • 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

    Harbottle & Jonas are David Harbottle and Freya Jonas, husband and wife folk duo based in Devon. The duo combines the rich traditions of folk music with intertwined vocal harmonies, authentic musical arrangements with instruments such as the concertina, harmonium and banjo. Their new album ‘Sea is My Home’ released in February 2019 was called ‘fine contemporary folk music’ by Tom Robinson’s (BBC 6music). Well-travelled across the UK and abroad playing in venues from supermarkets to an 800-year-old church in North Friesland. Harbottle & Jonas have managed to establish themselves as versatile in venue, original in song and one of the most exciting folk duos around.

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