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Saturday 20th October - Music at The Edge: Anniversary Concert Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir with renowned guests Rhos Male Voice Choir

7.30pm £10

A special opportunity to hear the world famous Rhos Male Voice Choir from North Wales sing, supported by MWMV Choir. This concert marks 50 years since Rhos inspired the men of Much Wenlock to form a choir of their own!

Book tickets early to avoid disappointment from Penny Farthing in the Square or on 01952 929760

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Monday 22nd October - Monday Night Cinema: The Greatest Showman PG

7.30 £5/£4

Michael Gracey 105 mins 2017

Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

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Saturday 27th October - Comedy at The Edge: Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

8pm £15

She’s a regular on ‘Mock The Week’ and a much-loved figure on ‘Live At The Apollo’, as well as being all over Radio 4 – for whom she’s making her very own series in 2018, after extensive stints on ‘The News Quiz’, ‘Just A Minute’, ‘The Now Show’ and plenty more. All this makes it sound like Zoe Lyons has some sort of idea what she’s doing in life. But does she? Or is she the perfect example of an Entry Level Human?

Decide for yourself, as this hugely popular comic returns with a fresh crop of ‘quick-fire observational gags, delivered with utter conviction’ (Chortle), not to mention ‘proper laugh-out-loud one-liners’ (The Herald). And, she ‘has what it takes to delight any crowd’. That one’s from the Guardian. Are you going to argue with them? Actually, don’t answer that. Just come and see Zoe to find out.

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Monday 29th October - Monday Night Cinema: Finding Your Feet 12A

7.30 £5/£4

Richard Loncraine 111 mins 2018

On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.

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Thursday 1st November - NT Live: Allelujah (15)

7pm £12/£10

‘Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness’ Independent

Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer) in your local cinema.

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.

Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

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Saturday 3rd November: Viva La Coldplay

7.30 pm £10

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Monday 5th November - Monday Night Cinema: Dark River 15

7.30 £5/£4

Clio Barnard 90 mins 2018

Following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns to her home village for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy to the family farm she believes is rightfully hers.

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Ruth Wilson stars as a troubled young woman who returns home after the death of her father, intending to claim the family farm she believes should be hers. British drama (2017)


Monday 12th November - Monday Night Cinema: The Shape of Water 15

7.30 £5/£4

Guillermo del Toro 123 mins 2018

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

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Tuesday 13th November - ROH: La Bayadere

7.15pm £12/£10

Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit ‘white act’ – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling.

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The Royal Ballet production of La BayadËre, choreographed by Natalia Makarova (b.1940) after Marius Petipa (1818-1910), to music by Ludwig Minkus (1826-1917) and orchestrated by John Lanchbery. Set designs by Pier Luigi Samaritani (1942-1994), Costume Designs by Yolanda Sonnabend and Lighting Designs by John B Read. Performed at the Royal Opera House,  Covent Garden on 5 April 2013  ***ARPDATA*** LA BAYADERE ;   Music by Ludwig Minkus ;  Choreography by Natalia Makarova ; Set Design by Pier Luigi Samaritani ; Costume Design by Yolanda Sonnabend ; Lighting Design by John B Read ; At the Royal Opera House, London, UK ; 5 APRIL 2013 ;  Credit: Tristram Kenton / Royal Opera House / ArenaPAL


Wednesday 14th November - RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida

7pm £12/£10

“Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion”

Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.

Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle.

The Greek army is encamped under the walls of Troy and, at the point at which the play begins, the war has reached stalemate. The Greeks are quarrelling amongst themselves. Achilles, their greatest champion, refuses to fight and has withdrawn to his tent with his lover, Patroclus. Equally at odds with themselves, the Trojans are debating the value of continuing the war merely for the sake of keeping Helen.

Troilus is much distracted from these military concerns by his love for Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan who has defected to the Greek camp. The young lovers are eagerly assisted by Cressida’s uncle Pandarus, who acts as their go-between. However, after only one night together they are parted when Cressida is sent to join her father in the Greek camp. Almost immediately she betrays Troilus with the Greek Diomedes and, discovering this, Troilus is plunged into despair.

With the fall of Troy certain, Troilus vows revenge on Achilles.

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Monday 19th November - Monday Night Cinema: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 12A

7.30 £5/£4

Mike Newell 124 mins 2018

A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II, when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

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Tuesday 20th November 2018 - NT Live: The Madness of George III

7pm £12/£10

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

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Monday 26th November - Monday Night Cinema: Beast 15

7.30 £5/£4

Michael Pearce 107 mins 2018

A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.

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Saturday 1st December - Comedy at The Edge: Ivo Graham

8pm £12

Ivo Graham: Motion Sickness

Plus Support from Jake Lambert

A feisty new hour about facing the future, named after my fourth favourite Hot Chip song (and a beaut by Phoebe Bridgers). As seen/heard on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live From The BBC, Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier, Fighting Talk, The Now Show, It’s Not What You Know, and eating Subway sandwiches in petrol stations.

“Endlessly amusing hour from the politest man in comedy” (****, the  i).

“Not an ounce of flab on his routines… a joy” (****, Telegraph).

“A self-deprecating dweeb par excellence, on the brink of comedy’s Premier League” (****, Evening Standard).

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Monday 3rd December - ROH Live: The Nutcracker

7.15pm £12/£10

The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers. Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic.

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Thursday 6th December - NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra

7pm £12/£10

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem

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Monday 10th December - Monday Night: Cinema Edie 12A

7.30 £5/£4

Simon Hunter 102 mins 2017

This is an inspiring tale of one woman’s indomitable spirit, when an eighty three year old lady sets off to rekindle fond memories of childhood by heading to Scotland to climb a mountain.

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Monday 17th December - Monday Night Cinema: Lean on Pete 15

7.30 £5/£4

Dominic Cooke 210 mins 2018

Based on Ian McEwan’s novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

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Friday 18th January 2019- Comedy at The Edge: Gary Delaney

7.30pm £17 16+

One of Britain’s leading one-liner comics returns to the road with another

onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock The Week regular and

recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary’s shows are

renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags.

You should expect no different from this, his brand new tour for 2018/9. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.

★★★★ ‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’ Guardian

 

★★★★ ‘More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their

entire careers…Quite brilliant’ Scotsman

 

★★★★ ‘A master craftsman’ Times

 

★★★★ ‘One of Britain’s grandmasters of the one-liner’’ Chortle

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Thursday 31st January - NT Live: I’m Not Running

7pm £12/£10

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

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Friday 1st February - Alan Johnson: In My Life

7.30pm £18

Alan Johnson is one of the most popular politicians of recent times and now a best-selling author, his memoirs selling half a million copies to date. Inspired by his latest book, In My Life, in this highly entertaining show Alan tells his personal story with the help of some of the music that has soundtracked his life, from growing up as an orphan in a West London slum in the 50s to becoming a postman before rising through the Labour Party ranks to hold several cabinet posts, including Home Secretary.

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Friday 3rd May 2019 - Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker

7.30pm £14

These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…..closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesn’t need much walking, and the youngest kid hits thirteen and cancels the family subscription to The Beano.

On top of this the golden age of the Northern straight white male comedian has gone the way of the dinosaurs. How will he adapt if he wants to survive? What next for this Northern Joker? What can he talk to his daughter about now she cares little for Dennis the Menace and the Bash St Kids? Hang on. Perhaps nothing has changed that much. When he was thirteen, the Russians were scary, the White House was a madhouse and he’d never been to Europe anyhow. Thinking back this was when his reading habits changed too, more Dark Knight than Desperate Dan, more Catwoman than Minnie the Minx. Perhaps our heroes never went away….they just waited for us to pick them up again. Perhaps she just needs a different type of comic.

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Sunday 12th May - Comedy at The Edge: Seann Walsh

7.30pm £15

After This One, I’m Going Home: Seann Walsh

“Lie-In King & Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation.” (The Guardian). This dishevelled, fiery, animated & fiercely idle millennial man child is one of best live comedians to have come out of the UK – and fast becoming a favourite comedy character actor.

Now back from his American run – and US TV debut – Seann is on tour & coming to Much Wenlock. Don’t miss him!

‘A cracking good show’ – The Telegraph

‘One of comedy’s hottest properties…very talented, very funny’ – London Evening Standard

‘He remains one of the most entertaining observational comics on the block’ – The Independent”

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