Category Archives: Uncategorized

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 


TO BOOK TICKETS CLICK HERE

Second Best Bed

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.

TO BOOK TICKETS CLICK HERE

NTLive_R&G_Landscape_UK

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.

TO BOOK TICKETS CLICK HERE

b6287-201caeser2

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

 

TO BOOK TICKETS CLICK HERE

Waller

 

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.

TO BOOK TICKETS CLICK HERE

barbara_nice

Thursday 18th May – NT Live: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

7pm £11/£10

Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

««««« ‘Imelda Staunton is at her magnificent best. A first-rate revival of an astonishing play.’ The Guardian

««««« ‘Conleth Hill is superb. Exquisite.’ Evening Standard

««««« ‘Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots are terrific.’ Metro

««««« ‘James Macdonald’s blistering production. Intoxicatingly good.’ Financial Times

 

TO BOOK TICKETS CLICK HERE

UK NT Live Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Landscape listings image

 

Wednesday 7 June – ROH:THE DREAM / SYMPHONIC VARIATIONS / MARGUERITE AND ARMAND LIVE BALLET

7.15pm £11/£10

Choreographer: Frederick Ashton

Music: Mendelssohn / Franck / Liszt

This gorgeous mixed programme demonstrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. The Dream is Ashton’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s riotous comedy in which a forest sprite plays havoc, armed with a love potion.

Symphonic Variations was Ashton’s first work after World War II, and one of the Company’s first to be performed on the huge main stage of the Royal Opera House, in 1946. With six

dancers performing a series of quartets, duets, sextets and solos to Franck’s brooding

Variations symphoniques, this seminal masterpiece celebrates the pure beauty of movement. Marguerite and Armand is Ashton’s beautiful and emotional retelling of a well-known story, familiar to us through Verdi’s opera La traviata. Ashton famously created this poignant ballet on Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in 1963.

TO BOOK TICKETS CLICK HERE

the dream

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.

TO BOOK TICKETS CLICK HERE

NT Live Peter Pan Listings Image Landscape UK

Monday 19th June – Monday Night Cinema: Long forgotten fields

7.30 £5/£4

Nominated for Best UK Feature at Raindance Film Festival, 2016, Long Forgotten Fields is the dark love story of young couple Lily and Sam. On Sam’s return from military service, Lily sets her heart on revitalising their relationship. But with Sam’s worsening PTSD isolating him from friends, family and the community, she is drawn deeper into his post war world.

TO BOOK TICKETS CLICK HERE

long forgotten