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Friday 17th March – Tom Allen and Suzi Ruffell

Hit The Road: 8pm £12

Tom, fresh from supporting Sarah Millican on her UK tour brings his hilarious, slightly acerbic and always unique point of view to the Glee. Alongside Tom is Suzi Ruffell (Official tour support for Alan Carr and Josh Widdicombe) presenting her third full length show, ‘Common’.

Fresh from supporting Sarah Millican on her sold out UK tour and as seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Just a Minute and The John Bishop Show – Tom Allen brings you a new show from his always hilarious, slightly acerbic, totally unique point of view.

‘Beguiling…the sky dexterity of his delivery has you hooked’

The Telegraph

‘Gives the tradition of camp comedy a firmly 21st century twist’ 

Guardian

Suzi began her stand-up career at just 23 years old. After only eighteen months of performing all over the UK this bright young comic from Portsmouth was nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2011.

Suzi’s innovative style capitivates audiences with her engrossing tales of social ineptitude, overbearing parents and stories of desperately trying to fit in.

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Friday 24th March – The Second Best Bed

8 p.m. £12.50/£11

‘The Second Best Bed’ by Avril Rowlands, starring Liz Grand, directed by Chris Jaeger

When Shakespeare died, he famously left his wife Anne only one thing – the second best bed. This superb one-woman play, full of both humour and pathos, has received great critical acclaim since its premier at the Swan Theatre Worcester in 2012. Liz Grand stars as Anne Hathaway on the night of Shakespeare’s funeral. The wake has finished, the mourners have all gone home, leaving Anne to remember her life with the most talented playwright the world has ever seen. Or was he? Did he write the plays? His widow would know if anybody did. Wouldn’t she?

Quotes About The Show

  “Thank you and your company for ‘The Second Best Bed’, we were very pleased to sell out. Your team made it a very smooth day and the audience really enjoyed Liz’s performance and the play.”      Brian Kirk – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre 

 “A delightful twist to the Shakespeare story which has brought a wonderfully different dimension to the Festival.  Absolutely excellent!”   

Deborah Liggins – Administrator, Worcester Three Choirs Festival 

“We were thrilled by the play, as was our audience at this sell out event. Liz Grand gave a formidable performance, up close and very personal, generating smiles, laughter and tears. The organisation of the touring theatre was superb, creating a magical set from the back of a transit van.”       Rosalind Turner, Programme Director Shoreham Wordfest

  “Thank you for getting us off to such a fine start. All reports have been excellent. Thanks so much and many congratulations.”     Rosie Turner, Director Canterbury Festival 

“A wonderful evening …. what a talented and delightful actress Liz Grand is! It was a stunning tour de force of a performance, balancing just the right amount of drama, humour and pathos.”      Gill Scard , Cheddar Arts 


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Thursday 20th April – NT Live: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

7p.m. £11/£10

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London.

 

David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight.

 

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage.  As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

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Wednesday 26th April RSC Live: Julius Caesar

7pm £11/£10

Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control.

Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.

The Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Following his sell-out productions of Tom Morton-Smith’s Oppenheimer (2014) and James Fenton’s adaptation of Don Quixote (2016), Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action.

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Wednesday 10th May- Music at The Edge: Mark Lewandowski’s ‘Fats Waller Project’

7.30 p.m.

Mark Lewandowski – double bass

Liam Noble – piano, fender rhodes

Paul Clarvis – drums

Rising-star bassist, Mark Lewandowski brings together two of the most highly respected musicians on the UK jazz scene to explore the catalogue of one of the most nostalgic early innovators of jazz – the great Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller.  They will be delving into Wallers music and bringing their own personal spin on his repertoire using the intimate trio setting.  Three musicians known for their intricate dialogues and strong humour, paying tribute to another musician who had these attributes.  Mixing the traditional with the modern, this trio brings a little of 1930s Harlem into the 21st Century.

£12/£10

 

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Friday 12th May – Barbara Nice Squirrel Proof

8pm £10

Join the Fringe’s favourite housewife Barbara Nice for an evening of propergood fun. Entrance price includes a complimentary raffle ticket. Critically acclaimed tip-top character Comedy from Phoenix Nights actress Janice Connolly. A playful life-affirming show for all the family including the chance to win a prize off Barbara’s table.

With her enviable track record of garnering five star reviews and sell-out shows, Barbara will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step with this new show about chance and luck.

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Saturday 10th June – NT Live: Peter Pan

2p.m. £11/£10

‘Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production.’ Radio Times

 All children, except one, grow up…

Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer.

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.

A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

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Thursday 22nd June – NT Live: SALOMÉ

7pm £11/£10

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. ‘Epic. A near-perfect production.’ Guardian (on Les Blancs )

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Saturday 1st July: Music at The Edge – JD King’s Elvis

7.30pm £14

The sensational hit new tribute touring show, JD King’s Elvis, is wowing audiences around the world with a stunning recreation of Elvis Presley at his very best.

Not all Elvis impersonators are created equal, but this show certainly tops the bill. Press and media up and down the country regard JD King as the closest thing possible to the man himself.

As a young man, JD impersonates Elvis as he was during the zenith of his career, bringing an extra authenticity and dynamism to the act. The impersonator is an accomplished all-round performer, actor and musician in his own right and brings a broad knowledge of stagecraft, as well as the King himself, to his act.

JD has worked with Elvis’ original musicians, performed in Memphis and Las Vegas, and is now bringing his unique and powerful performances to UK theatres for the first time.

Don’t miss the chance to see the most exciting Elvis impersonator for a generation. Book today!

Video https://youtu.be/idEzWQVvv4M

www.jdkingelvis.co.uk

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Thursday 27th July: NT Live – Angels in America

7pm £11/£12

Part 2, Perestroika

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

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Wednesday 9th August RSC Live: Titus Andronicus

7pm £11/£10

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play.

Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society.

Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society.

Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).

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Thursday 31st August – NT: YERMA

7.00 pm £11/£10

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.

★★★★★ “Brutal yet ferociously funny”, Metro ★★★★★ “Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca”, The Observer

★★★★★ “A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic”, The Independent

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Friday 29th September – Music at The Edge: Whalebone

8pm £10

Music full of contrasts: folk viewed through a rock lens, classic rock with celtic goggles on, original material full of lyrical lines and infectious driving rhythms. It’s evident from watching Whalebone’s exuberant performances that their music is hugely enjoyable to play as well as to listen to. These are skilled musicians who are in deadly earnest about their craft, but having an enormous amount of fun at the same time.

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