7.30 p.m. All tickets £3
An evening celebrating the achievements of Performing Arts Students at William Brookes School
Jeremy Hardy is in his 4th decade as a stand-up this year. That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 33 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 33 years to go. In 2014, the tenth series of Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation was broadcast on Radio 4. He is also well known for his appearances on The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. Indeed, Alan Bennett recently said he likes him “but he’s only on the radio”.
However, Jeremy isn’t only on the radio, his television credits include: Jack Dee’s Election Helpdesk (BBC2), QI (BBC1), Mock The Week (BBC2), Grumpy Old Men (BBC1), Back In The Day (BBC2), Not Tonight With John Sergeant (BBC2).
He is also on the road all year round and has never stopped doing live shows since 1984. He’s continuing his tour this autumn!
“In an ideal world, Jeremy Hardy would be extremely famous, but an ideal world would leave him without most of his best material.”
‘hugely enjoyable’ – THE REVIEWS HUB
7.30 p.m. £5/£4
Roar Uthaug 105 mins 2016
Although anticipated, no one is really ready when the mountain pass above the scenic, narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger collapses and creates an 85-meter high violent tsunami. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it.
7.30 p.m. £5/£4
Lone Scherfig 117 mins 2017
A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.
Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).
Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.
7.30pm £10 Proceeds in support of The Alzheimer’s Society
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.
For tickets please ring 01952 727760 or collect in person from the Penny Farthing 5 The Square, Much Wenlock. TF13 6LX
Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.
Adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly.
Phill became a familiar face when he started as team captain on BBC2’s pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks in 1996, which went on to run for 19 years. Aside from Never Mind the Buzzcocks and live stand up shows all over the UK, he also appears as a regular guest on QI (BBC2) and Alan Davies As yet Untitled (Dave), and in 2012 returned to television stand-up for the first time since 2000 with an appearance on Live at the Apollo (BBC1).
On BBC Radio 4 Phill is a regular panellist of the award winning I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and The Unbelievable Truth and was resident curator on The Museum of Curiosity. In addition, he has presented numerous radio documentaries including, Phill Jupitus’ Comic Strips, Calvin and Hobbes and The Man Who Bought Hendrix’s Stage.
Phill’s theatre work includes playing Bottom in the Bath Theatre Royal production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream, appearing alongside Jason Manford in the UK touring production of The Producers as Franz Liebkind, the West End production of Urinetown in the role of Caldwell B. Cladwell at the Apollo Theatre and his West End singing debut in 2009 when he played Edna Turnblad in the hit musical Hairspray at The Shaftesbury Theatre.
“… a true comic talent” – Manchester Evening News
“A talented focused wordsmith” – Fest
7.30 p.m. £5/£4
Christopher Menaul 103 mins 2017
Based on the true story of Louisa Gould, the drama is set during World War II on the Nazi-occupied island of Jersey. Lou took in an escaped Russian POW and hid him over the war’s course. The tension mounts as it becomes clear that Churchill will not risk an assault to recapture the British soil, and the island-community spirit begins to fray under pressures of hunger, occupation and divided loyalty. Against this backdrop, Lou fights to preserve her family’s sense of humanity and to protect the Russian boy as if he was her own.
8.00 p.m. £15
Stick or Twist
Kerry Godliman is back on tour. Her straight talking brand of quick wit and bewilderment will be covering more of life’s anomalies. Why is there a Buddha at the garden center? Why collect her children’s teeth? And even though she can’t stand aubergines, why is it her favorite emoji? There’s loads to get sorted. Be there. She’ll do all the talking.
Both an incredibly talented comedian and a phenomenal actor, Kerry is best known for her appearances on BBC’s Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Jack Dee’s Referendum HelpDesk, Channel 4’s Derek and Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital’. Kerry is also a regular on Radio 4 with appearances on the esteemed News Quiz, The Now Show and Just A Minute as well as her own series Kerry’s List. Kerry is currently starring in the Sky 1 series Carters Get Rich.
‘Intelligent, silly and – at all the right moments – laced with righteous ire.’ The Guardian
‘The best comic timing on the fringe… You quite literally have to be there.’ ★★★★ The Sunday Times
‘… her material always gets the best response.’ Chortle
‘…A great comic who oozes personality’ Evening Standard
7.30 p.m. £5/£4
James Gray 141 mins 2017
A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.