All posts by Paul Brothwood

Thursday 17th October – NT Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

7pm £13/£11

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

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Friday 18th October – Henry Paker: Man Alive / UK Tour 2019

7.30pm £12

Star of Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, Josh (BBC3) and co-writer and star of Radio 4’s Small Scenes, Henry’s latest show is a unique mixture of stand-up comedy and illustration which took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm.

A delightfully twisty and turny hour in which Henry uses cartoons to tell a story about a lonely man who lives in a forest in a house full of clocks, alongside delivering stand-up routines about marriage, commuting and dark chocolate. Somewhere between a graphic novel, a stand-up show and a fairy tale.

‘An introvert’s fantasia….Paker exceeds your expectations in a wonderfully ingenious way’ **** The Times

**** The Skinny

‘A quirky, touching piece of comedy, clever enough to work on a number of levels which leave audience members each with a different favourite moment’ 4 stars, The Skinny

***** (5 stars) Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“A natural born comedian” Michael McIntyre.

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Saturday 19th October – Music at The Edge: Keith Nichols & Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir

Keith Nichols & Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir

7.30pm £10 Proceeds in support The Severn Hospice and Prostate cancer research

MWMVC welcome back their very special guest Keith Nichols. Keith is one of the best classic jazz pianists and a brilliant entertainer. His piano playing reflects a deep involvement with pioneer stylists such as James P Johnson, Scott Joplin, Fats Waller and Duke Ellington and he is one of the very few British musicians to play at Carnegie Hall.  Keith’s recording credits include three solo albums for EMI, plus a host of others for Decca, including one with Bing Crosby. He has featured on more than twenty albums for the American “Stomp Off” label and has performed widely throughout the U.K, Europe and America.

 

Tickets can be booked from The Penny Farthing Shop in Much Wenlock or by clicking link below

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Thursday 31st October – Northern Ballet: Dracula Live

7.15pm £13/£11

Bram Stoker’s legendary vampire lives on in this extraordinary production from Northern Ballet, played out through a unique blend of sensuous dancing, gripping theatre and Gothic sets. Broadcast LIVE to cinemas for Halloween, Dracula is ballet with a dramatic bite that will leave you thirsty for more.

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Tuesday 5th November – ROH Live: Concerto/ Enigma/ Raymondo Act III

7.15pm £13/£11

From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballet’s heritage.

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Thursday 7th November – NT Live: Hansard

7pm £13/£11

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.

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Thursday 14th November – NT Live: Fleabag (Encore)

7pm £13/£11

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, don’t miss your chance to see this ‘legitimately hilarious show’ (New Yorker).

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Thursday 5th December- NT Live: Present Laughter

7pm £13/£11

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

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