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Takes as its basis August Strinberg's 1888 class-struggle Miss Julie, which tells the tale of the passionate but ultimately destructive sexual liaison between a lowly footman and the sexual aristocrat Miss Julie. Marber's contemporary take on the idea moves the action from a Swedish estate at the end of the 19th Century to an English country house in July 1945, on the night of the Labour Party's victory over Winston Churchill's Tories in the General Election.
The Pantomime story of Aladdin and the magic lamp. Widow Twankey, her no-good son Wishee Washee and the Chinese laundry usually provide the slapstick.
A performance exploring different ideas of home and belonging, migrations and identity, journeys and homecomings. All the Ghosts Walk with Us asks us to consider the special relationships between where we live and where we work, where we grew up and where we are now. Shot through with warmth and humour, poignancy and compassion, it features a live collaboration between the dancer and choreographer La?la Diallo, musician and composer Phil King, and writer and director Chris Fogg, against the backdrop of haunting and evocative images by photographer Shirley Baker.
Anatomy of the Piano sold out its Edinburgh runs in both 2013 and 2014 and has toured to Australia twice to great acclaim. In a performance that's part recital, part fantasy, part lecture ?piano man Pickvance' uncovers the physical, emotional and spiritual anatomy of the instrument. Along the way he sheds light on his own story as a musician, from not getting the Christmas present he wanted as a boy (he got a piano instead of a space rocket) to the codependency he discovered between the piano and pianist, each equally temperamental, each largely redundant without the other. Piano stories, piano solos, songs and dissection of the piano are accompanied by eccentric hand-drawn projections to create a quirkily subtle show of virtuosity, dissection and charmingly surreal humour. Just where exactly is the heart of the piano? Will is the man to tell you as he takes a trip through its body and soul using elements of classical, jazz, rock and pop with original songs and verse interspersed with the odd classic and a gently humorous presentation. Anatomy of the Piano for Beginners will delight anyone who has ever enjoyed the sound of the instrument in whatever genre of music - and charm any who haven't into compliance!
Two brothers, Polyneikes and Eteocles, fight for the crown of Thebes. They kill each other. The rule is strict and clear: whoever dares to bury Polyneikes will be punished with death. Antigone cannot accept the laws that leave one of her brothers unburied and humiliated. State against Ideals, a young woman against a monarch, the whole town, us, inside the arena. How do you get a diamond out of a stone? 'I was born to love, not hate', states Antigone. And there is always a cost for it.
With a spectacular career spanning forty years, Art Garfunkel is responsible for some of the best loved songs ever written.
It's 1966. The record player's on, her hair's bobbed and eye-lashes curled: for seventeen year old Susan, life is an adventure waiting to begin. But what happens next turns everything upside down, and its repercussions will last for decades to come. Step into the wordless world of Vamos Theatre for this bitter-sweet story of mistaken morals and broken hearts, 45s and beehives, where sexual revolution proves a hard and rocky path to tread.
A swinging sixties story of unconditional love from the UK's leading full mask theatre company.
Queen tribute band.
So many fabulous hits to be covered but they're all here, from the early piano and harmony heavy masterpieces , to the later, catchy pop of the eighties and Rock anthems of the early nineties. Whether it's Killer Queen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love or The Show Must Go On, Bohemian Rhapsody or Will Rock You We Are the Champions, The Bohemians will have you on your feet, singing, dancing and clapping along in a truly memorable live re enactment of the world's greatest Rock Band.
New York City, 1943. William 'Fred' Parsons, a young writer from Louisiana, meets Miss Holly Golightly, a charming, vivacious and utterly elusive good-time girl. Everyone falls in love with Holly, including William - but he is poor, and Holly needs rich. Will she marry Rusty, playboy millionaire? Or Jos?, the future president of Brazil? As war rages in Europe, Holly begins to fall in love with William - and then her past catches up with her...
It's 1943 and finding himself in familiar territory within the English countryside, Charles Ryder confronts memories of his first youthful encounter with Brideshead Manor and with its assortment of eccentric inhabitants. In the acclaimed playwright Bryony Lavery's sparkling new reimagining of the classic novel, the past and the present blur as Charles recalls those heady days at Brideshead and Lord and Lady Marchmain along with their offspring, Julia, Cordelia and Sebastian Flyte re-emerge...
At the age of 14, Cara won the acclaimed All Ireland Traditional Singing Trophy and from there went to earn her reputation as an outstanding vocalist with the young Irish band, Oiga. In 1995 Cara replaced Kate Rusby in the new folk super-group Equation, which helped them secure a major recording contract with Warner Music. Within a year she had left to pursue a solo career with musical partner Sam Lakeman and has also worked with Sinead O'Conner. Cara sings with such clarity, beauty and style, that she is certainly looking at a highly successful musical career.
Cardboard Fox are a bluegrass/folk four-piece acoustic band. Formed in 2013, the band has appeared at festivals all over the country and on Radio 2.
Cardboard Fox have a new album in 2016 and they will be premiering the new music for us in the Ustinov Studio. Following the successful April 2015 Bluegrass event held in the 1805 Rooms, we now have the whole group performing for us, and are promised an evening of music to remember.
Crickets, cats, foxes and, of course, the world-famous puppet, spring out of a collection of dusty, old, magic books, while Patrick Lynch from CBeebies pulls all the strings and turns all the pages to bring to life the true story of Pinocchio, no lie. Who nose? He might even find his father and become a real boy. Come and join him on his incredible journey... you'll have a whale of a time!
There's a boy. You know someone just like him. Except his best friend is a robot.
Antarctica, 1912. Captain Scott and his men perish in a snow storm during their brave attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole. But what if that isn't what actually happened? What if the truth is so shocking that it's been covered up for more than a hundred years? What if Captain Scott actually perished whilst saving the world from aliens?
Great Scott! is another epic, anarchic comedy from the company that brought you What The Dickens, Grimm And Grimmer and I'm An Aristocrat, Get Me Out Of Here. Great Scott! is sure to be their most mind-boggling adventure yet.
Ever wondered why your fingers go wrinkly in the bath? What explosions in space really look like? Or why beans make you fart?! Well wonder no more. Fresh from Blue Peter and BBC's Factomania join TV & YouTube Science Guy Greg Foot for an evening of curious questions and explosive answers. As seen on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch, BBC's Secrets of Everything, The One Show and by 5 Million people on Youtube! Greg will stop at nothing to answer YOUR questions LIVE, even if he has to use a giant flamethrower, make a rainbow indoors or launch a space rocket! Make sure you bring along your own burning questions for Greg to answer - or tweet them in advance to @gregfoot. Oh, and a WARNING: This show features some VERY loud bangs and some HUGE flames! So if you like your eyebrows make sure you bring your safety goggles along... You've got some right? No?! Uh oh!
HMS Pinafore premiered in 1878 at the Opera Comique in London, and became Gilbert and Sullivan's first smash hit, enjoying a successful run of 571 performances. Satirising the snobbery and hypocrisy of the English social system of its day. HMS Pinafore is a comic tale of love, class pretensions and mistaken identities. Questioning the integrity of the ruling elite and exposing the duplicitous motives of leaders of power, this comedy still has remarkable resonance today.
All Male Production
Imagine a glorious white horse emerges from sea mist, into your troubled life. Imagine trying to keep her in a Dublin tower block. Imagine the law is after you and the only escape is to ride west. There's no telling where imagination will take you in this internationally acclaimed show for audiences of all ages.
Perrier Nominee and the hottest comic at the Edinburgh Fringe at 100 per cent sell-out 1998-2003 (and consistently the fastest selling comedian). With no two shows alike, this is unpredictable, unmatchable comedy at its best.
Perrier nominee 2002.
Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr's new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he's performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He's won the British Comedy Award for 'Best Live Stand-Up Tour' and been nominated for the Perrier Award. Now all that experience is being put to good use - you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show - this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.
In a vain attempt at bourgeois credibility, Manchester's sharp-dressed, sharp-delivering punk poet Lenny, changed his name to John Cooper Clarke and embarked on a ?polysyllabic excursion though Thrillsville'! Clad in the slum chic of the hipster, he issued the slang anthems of the zip age in the desperate esperanto of bop. Expect a mix of hilarious anecdotes of life in a Northern town interspersed with machine-gun fast delivery of some of his best poems. If you think poetry is dull and boring, or posh and erudite - you haven't seen JCC!
Tribute band for The Kinks.
Mary Frances Doherty invites you to celebrate Katie's 12th birthday as she explores what it's like to be 12 years old and making the change from primary to secondary school.
Running time: 25mins. Age 11-12
The Irish-born mentalist again proves why he is regarded as one of the best on the planet and the top selling entertainer in Ireland with a non-stop rollercoaster live show of illusion, mind reading, hypnosis and the bizarre.
Brain Hacker promises to be a show that you won't forget in a hurry. Using a combination of mind control, deception, mentalism and hypnotism, Keith will take the audience on a mind-blowing rollercoaster ride where they will participate in astounding feats implanting thoughts in their minds and hacking their brains as if their minds were a computer. Keith will show them how easily their behaviour can be influenced with a bit of brain-hacking! "Anything could happen!" said Keith.
3 OCTOBER - 3 OCTOBER
THE HAWTH, CRAWLEY
17 SEPTEMBER - 17 SEPTEMBER
EPSOM PLAYHOUSE, EPSOM
30 SEPTEMBER - 30 SEPTEMBER
GALA THEATRE, DURHAM
8 OCTOBER - 8 OCTOBER
LYCEUM THEATRE, CREWE
26 SEPTEMBER - 26 SEPTEMBER
ALBAN ARENA, ST ALBANS
18 SEPTEMBER - 18 SEPTEMBER
PALACE THEATRE, SOUTHEND
19 SEPTEMBER - 19 SEPTEMBER
NEW ALEXANDRA THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM
20 SEPTEMBER - 20 SEPTEMBER
THEATRE ROYAL, BRIGHTON
24 SEPTEMBER - 24 SEPTEMBER
BATH KOMEDIA, BATH
25 SEPTEMBER - 25 SEPTEMBER
THE CORE AT CORBY CUBE, CORBY
27 SEPTEMBER - 27 SEPTEMBER
LEAS CLIFF HALL, FOLKESTONE
1 OCTOBER - 1 OCTOBER
CITY VARIETIES MUSIC HALL, LEEDS
2 OCTOBER - 2 OCTOBER
ASSEMBLY HALL THEATRE, TUNBRIDGE WELLS
9 OCTOBER - 9 OCTOBER
PRINCESS THEATRE, TORQUAY
10 OCTOBER - 10 OCTOBER
VICTORIA HALL, STOKE-ON-TRENT
11 OCTOBER - 11 OCTOBER
THE LOWRY, SALFORD
King Lear divides his Kingdom between his daughters according to a declaration of their love for him. His eldest Goneril and Regan exaggerate their affection and inherit. His youngest daughter Cordelia speaks only the truth and is banished. So begins the tragedy of King Lear, whose dignity, sanity and finally life are torn from him by a self-seeking younger generation, ambitious for his power. What is love, what is madness, what is truth - Shakespeare explores these questions together with many others in King Lear, widely considered to be his greatest tragedy.
A very British scandal involving fraud, bigamy, a disputed title, a legal case, madness and, ultimately, attempted murder. An extraordinary set of circumstances finds Lady Anna, a woman of aristocratic birth, in love with a radical tailor's son. The weight of the Victorian establishment closes its ranks against the match. So Anna must choose between her family, her class and everything she has ever known or settle for love, destitution and disgrace.
'At the heart of it are nine chairs. Both of us and nine chairs. Nine chairs holding in themselves countless possible narratives, sign posts of a moment gone, or of something yet to unfold. They are nine and they are countless.' A new performance work created and performed by dance maker La?la Diallo and composer Jules Maxwell. This collaboration explores movement and music in live performance to create a work of compelling poetic effect.
Time is running out for Restoration England's most notorious rake. The Earl of Rochester was the era's greatest unsung genius: also lover, a liar and pornographic poet. With only months left to live, he begins his final assault on life, blazing through the court of Charles II and London society, scorching all in his path.
The leader of this superb Tex Mex band is Paul Young, one of Britain's finest vocalists. Featuring an array of some of the finest musicians in the business.
On a midsummer's night Hermia and her lover Lysander flee from Athens and Demetrius - the man Hermia's father favours as a son-in-law. Demetrius follows, pursued by Helena who loves him in spite of being spurned in favour of Hermia. On the same night Bottom and his friends leave Athens to find somewhere quiet to rehearse their play which is to be performed at the wedding feast of Duke Theseus. Drawn into the woods they enter a world of magic, mystery and wonder.
Tween faux-reality dance show dancers live on stage.
The Next Step Wild Rhythm Tour (Step 2) brings incredible dances to the stage, infusing contagious energy and unparalleled performances that will leave the audience in awe. Choreographed entirely by series stars Jordan Clark and Trevor Tordjman, the jaw-dropping tricks and emotionally-driven routines showcase the elite talent of eight performers who leave it all on the dance floor. Also returning to the stage to perform alongside The Next Step dancers are Shane Harte and Sarah Carmosino, who star in Family and Temple Street's music series Lost & Found Music Studios. Deshaun Clarke, also from Lost & Found, will reprise his role as host for the stage show, showing off his own musical talent and keeping the entire family on the edge of their seats.
It's never too late to make the journey of a lifetime... When he was a teenager, Paul dreamed of heading out on the road with a guitar and a headful of songs. But that was too scary so he got a proper job. Thirty years later, he picks up his guitar and does it for real. You could say he is living the dream. Join playwright, musician, songwriter and lyricist Paul Dodgson as he comes out front to take a road trip through a 1970s childhood. He sings songs, tells stories and asks what it is that stops us doing the things we really want to do.
A man excitedly waits for the guests to arrive at his party. The cake is made, the presents have arrived, and the music is playing - all he needs are his friends to make this the best birthday ever. Enter some uninvited visitors: a French cyclist, a man dressed as a giant chicken and a mysterious stranger who has apparently never had a birthday. What ensues is a chaotic, endlessly entertaining show that humorously explores difficult topics such as sharing, social exclusion, and not always getting what you want. A fantastically engaging show for all the family. Oh, and there's even pass the parcel.
Live on stage with his puppets Albert and Baby as well as the showstopping animatronic Sam. America's Got Talent finalist.
Gary Essendine is the complete actor - self-obsessed, talented, sexy and charming - but his life is one long act. Haunted by the trauma of turning 40 he goes in for a string of one-night stands and casual flings but with so many under his spell he finds himself trapped in a position even he can't charm his way out of.
Blending high drama with comic insight, Protein Dance are fast making their mark as sly and subversive humourists in contemporary dance.
Four vocalists and four dancers all sing for their supper in a witty piece of dance and music theatre that will provoke thinking on the sensory, cultural and social implications of food, from savouring the simplicity of a cherry tomato to touching on the moral dilemma of vegetarianism. With renowned composer Orlando Gough's music sung live and a tempting waft of freshly-baked pudding, expect a performance sure to delight all the senses. Weaving through celebrated designer Yann Seabra's interactive set, the performers will invite the audience to sit at a table, offer a tasting menu and then serve a show. Luca Silvestrini and Orlando Gough have collaborated closely so that all movement is composed and music choreographed and performed a cappella, creating an immersive experience of indulgence, nostalgia and mischief.
Its fun all the way, as the Purveyors of Cool swing into town with a sensational show featuring the greatest music of the 20th Century.
Robin Hood, with a tongue as sharp as his sword, fights for justice, outwits the evil Sherriff of Nottingham and woos Maid Marian. Expect fiendish escapes, spectacular swashbuckling and sword fights galore ? all performed by a fabulously versatile cast of four merry men, accompanied by an all-female ska band!
Originally presented in two central London squares, Rosemary and her collaborators have brought together local performers from Bath to re-imagine Melt Down & Rising for two iconic locations in the heart of the city. From a cast of women passing fleetingly through The Circus to the quiet intensity of an all-male cast under the boughs of a fur tree in Royal Avenue. These green havens will be momentarily transformed, and leave lasting images imprinted in the mind of the spectators.
This event takes place at The Circus and Royal Avenue, Bath BA1 2ET
Sara has starred on BBC's Twenty Twelve, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Live at the Apollo, C4's Stand Up for the Week and Live at the Comedy Store on Comedy Central. Despite all this, she cannot be absolutely sure that she exists.
The Simon and Garfunkel Story tells the fascinating tale of how two young boys from Queens, New York who went on to become the world's most successful music duo of all time. Starting from their humble beginnings as 50's Rock n Roll duo 'Tom & Jerry', The Simon and Garfunkel Story takes you through all the songs and stories that shaped them, the dramatic split, their individual solo careers and ending with a stunning recreation of the legendary 1981 Central Park reunion concert.
Smiths tribute band.
Musical version of Richard Harris's original comedy play which was made into a film by Liza Minnelli. The story of the lives and loves of a weekly tap-dancing class as the teacher tries to turn the odd bunch of attendees into a presentable group.
When Barney, a day-dreaming, eight year old falls over the edge into a chalk pit he discovers Stig, a modern day caveman living in a rubbish dump. Thrills, excitement and fun abound as they embark on an original fantasy journey. Making use of everything to improve Stig’s home, this intriguing and touching tale is a wonderful proclamation about friendship, imagination and possibly even recycling. Written in 1963 by Clive King, Stig of the Dump has became a firm favourite amongst readers with several first reading the book in school. It was adapted for television, firstly for ITV in 1981 and later by the BBC in 2002. It continues to be read in schools to support the Literacy Curriculum and, of course, enjoyed by adults approaching it for the very first time.
A household name in his native Australia, Tommy Emmanuel's career has spanned four decades, taking him from Hong Kong, Nashville, Peru and Africa to the closing ceremony of the Sydney Olympics in 2000, where his performance was beamed to 2.75 billion people. An extraordinary guitar-player with numerous awards to his credit, he is definitely a name to watch.
Two couples. Friendship, suspicion, deceit... and the truth.
Modern south-London based folk duo
Meet a lost Prince chased by a dragon, a mysterious Queen of the Night, a kidnapped Princess, a lonely Bird-Man and don't forget the Magic Flute and Bells. This sparkling musical outing is packed with beautiful puppets, costumes and magical transformations. Ages 3-7
A vibrant multi-sensory play for young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). Wave is the follow up to White Peacock. Performed for small audiences in a purpose-built theatre, and featuring live music, singing and digital projection, this play offers a unique experience rich in action, colour, sound, touch and emotion. Inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest, Wave explores the relationship between a parent and their offspring as they reach adulthood and leave home. This production is suitable for teenagers and adults with profound learning disabilities, including autism.
On the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Lady Elizabeth, the Earl of Harpenden makes the mistake of allowing a drunken American Lieutenant to spend the night in his Albany apartment. Things start to go wrong the following morning when the Earl arranges a little female company for his charming and mischievous guest in the form of Mabel Crum, a former girlfriend with a penchant for Americans...but it is his fianc?e, Lady Elizabeth, who turns up at the flat! Add into the mix Colbert, a young French officer who also fancies his chances with Elizabeth, and her garrulous father, an inveterate gambler, and the stage is set for hilarious confusion. In this flurry of crossed-wires and mistaken identities Rattigan shows himself to be a master farceur
Telling the delicate story of friendship, this musical journey intertwines all the hits including 'I Feel The Earth Move', 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow', 'How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)', 'Fire & Rain', 'You Make Me Feel (Like A Natural Woman)' and the beautiful 'You've Got A Friend'.
Cult British Band.
Led by legendary UK songwriters Colin Blunstone on vocals and Rod Argent on piano, The Zombies originally formed in 1961 and are best known for the classics She's Not There, Tell Her No and Time Of The Season. Their seminal 1968 album Odessey and Oracle was ranked number 81 in Rolling Stone Magazine's top 500 albums of all time and the band's songs have been covered by an eclectic array of acts including Crowded House, Santana, OK Go, Elliott Smith, Dinosaur Jr, Beautiful South, Belle & Sebastien and Tom Petty to name but a few. As solo performers, Blunstone is famed for tracks such as Say You Don't Mind and Caroline Goodbye, whilst Argent rose to prominence with hits including Hold Your Head Up and God Gave Rock & Roll To You. Celebrating the band's 50th anniversary, The Zombies are back on the road again and also releasing a brand new album of fresh material. Expect a wonderfully assured set of new tunes, Zombies classics and songs taken from the respective members critically acclaimed back catalogues. Unmissable.