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The Chamber Philharmonic Europe was founded in 2006 in Cologne, Germany and engages over 60 of the most talented young musicians from 18 European nations. Receiving critical acclaim for its outstanding artistic quality, the orchestra has played at many concerts and festivals which throughout Europe and aims also to provide promising artists the opportunity for further development.
The repertoire of the Chamber Philharmonic Europe ranges from baroque to modern: classical symphony concerts, chamber concerts, operas and operettas. The most recent season saw Chamber Philharmonic Europe perform over 50 concerts at concert halls and opera houses.
Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . .BLAST OFF!
One of the world's most celebrated circus companies, the Gandinis have performed over 4,000 shows in 40 countries over the last decade. Combining dazzling technique with a love of performance and a sense of humour, their unique blend of manipulation, juggling and dance has been applied to all manner of subjects over the years. Whether messing with Mozart, mixing up numbers, dancing as lovers or tripping over tennis rackets, these guys are simply the best.
4 jugglers and 4 ballet dancers share a stage for the first time. 4x4 is a celebration of where these paths meet. Following the international success of Smashed, this new work takes us on fleeting journeys through time and space in a unique dialogue between jugglers and ballet dancers.
When Gyles Brandreth set out to find the secret of how to be happy, he ended up in the psychiatrist's chair with Dr Anthony Clare. What the great man taught him about the nature of happiness and exactly who gets to be happy and how, plus other useful lessons picked up along life's way (from Freud, Frankie Howerd, and the Queen among others), provide the essence of a unique one-man show that should make you laugh and could change your life. Gyles Brandreth is a former MP and Government Whip, best known nowadays as a reporter on 'The One Show'?on BBC One and as a regular on BBC Radio 4's?'Just a Minute'. Recently he has appeared on 'QI', 'Countdown', 'The Matt Lucas Awards Show', 'Have I?Got News For You' and 'Desert Island Discs'. Suitable for ages 12+. Runs for approximately one hour.
British history is full of barmy people who did nasty things to each other. With blood, battles, murder and mayhem Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain explores stories from Roman, Tudor, Stuart, Georgian, Victorian and WW1 periods and features famous characters such as Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Guy Fawkes, Florence Nightingale and General Earl Haig. Enjoy an episode of Roman Mankychef and find out how to impress your guests with roast dormouse; is it easier to lose your heart or head to horrible Henry? Will Parliament escape gunpowder Guy? Take a peak inside Georgian Crime School, dare to dance the Tyburn jig and find out what a baby farmer did.
The tragic tale of the star-crossed lover Romeo and Juliet unfolds in Bellini's operatic version which draws on both Shakespeare and his original source material.
Sung in Italian with English captions
Vivaldi's best loved music The Four Seasons is the inspiration for this enchanting performance of music, art and words. Local artist, James Mayhew, joins forces with a small orchestra, Realm of Music, to bring this wonderful music to life. Painting whilst the musicians play, James's pictures help the audience hear a whole host of new sounds in the music - a dog barking, a hunting scene, wind in the trees, rumbling thunder and even sunshine! Genuinely something for the whole family to enjoy together!
Magician and mind reader who came to prominence in Britain's Got Talent 2015.
The UK's number one jump, jive and swing band.
The UK's No.1 swing, jive and skiffle group, The Jive Aces, are renowned worldwide for their high-energy music and spectacular stage show and are perhaps best known as the first live band to reach the final rounds of Britain's Got Talent. . Other TV appearances include Strictly Come Dancing, Children in Need and The Alan Titchmarsh Show and they have played to capacity crowds at The Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace, Glastonbury Festival, London Olympics gracing stages in 40 countries. Guest singer for this show is Cassidy Janson. A true West End Star (Wicked, Avenue Q, Dessa Rose, Crazy for You) she is currently playing the lead role of Carole King in Beautiful. Cassidy possesses a truly stunning voice and is a natural comedienne, in short, a perfect foil for Ace's frontman Ian.
"You talk as if a god had made the Machine," cried the other. "I believe that you pray to it when you are unhappy. Men made it, do not forget that." In a dystopian world where humans have retreated far underground, Kuno alone questions their now total dependency on technology to live and communicate with each other, but in his struggle to break out can he reach the Earth's surface before the Machine stops?
EM Forster is best known for his exquisite novels, but his short story masterpiece published in 1909 is astoundingly prophetic and poignant in 2017: a chilling prediction and exploration of our increasingly complex relationship with technology.
Full of thrills, spills, magic and mayhem, this show will delight the whole family - with original music and plenty of audience participation.
This brand new show from the creators of 'Aliens Love Underpants' is monstrously good. Follow young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of wacky inventions and incredible monsters.
A grab-bag of stand-up, sketches and music from some of the finest acts on the scene
The story of Paolo Levi, a violinist, and how he discovers the truth about his parents and how music came to mean something else for them. On the eve of his 50th birthday, preparing to play Mozart, Paolo tells the story of his parents when they were young, as Jewish prisoners of war, forced to play Mozart violin concertos for the enemy; how they watched fellow Jews being led off to their deaths and knew that they were playing for their lives. The story unfolds to explore the full horror of war, and how one group of musicians survived using the only weapon they had - music.
Roger McGough, 'a trickster you can trust', has done more than most to breathe life into poetry. part of the top-selling Mersey Sound with Brian Patten and Adrian Henri, he also had hits with The Scaffold and club dates with Grimms, which led to more broadcasts, books and gigs than Chaucer.
Roger McGough's new show with Walter, Steve and Chris of LiTTLe MACHiNe features a fine selection of vintage, classic and surprising poems set to music. It's a gala gig that's making waves!
Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay are excellent scarecrows. Harry loves Betty, and Betty loves Harry - so they decide to get married and Harry sets off to search for their wedding day essentials. However, when the farmer notices he is missing a scarecrow, he replaces Harry with the devilishly smooth Reginald Rake. Will Harry make it back in the nick of time before Reginald ruins their special day? This truly heart-warming adaptation of Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler's new bestselling book is bursting at the seams with Scamp Theatre's inimitable style (Stick Man, Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales, Pirate Gran).
The Sorcerer's Apprentice is best known to modern audiences through a scene from Disney film Fantasia. Acclaimed musical theatre writing team Frost and Hough have taken their own spin on the story for this new musical, which reimagines the apprentice as the daughter of a master magician. The show explores this father-daughter relationship and whether magic can help them to repair it.
'?The Ventoux is a God of Evil, to which sacrifices must be made. It never forgives weakness and extracts an unfair tribute of suffering.' Roland Barthes Lance Armstrong's sacrifice to Mont Ventoux in the 2000 Tour de France was to gift victory to his fierce rival Marco Pantani in the greatest contest the mountain and the sport had ever seen. Marco Pantani's sacrifice was his own life just five years later. Both were plagued by allegations of doping throughout their careers - now one is revered, and the other disgraced. The mystical Mont Ventoux, having claimed the mental and physical health of many professionals before them, was their legendary battlefield.
All the favourite characters from the original TV series are reimagined for 2017, facing the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully in the era of the silver surfer. At Bayview Retirement Home, battle-axe extraordinaire Diana Trent conspires with new resident Tom Ballard to give the conniving manager his comeuppance through a hilarious conspiracy with unexpectedly heart-warming results.
Acclaimed stars of the West End stage, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, bring their barnstormingly irreverent and breathtakingly hilarious celebration of our cultural heritage - as seen through the eyes of three Americans wearing trainers. In a better-late-than-never nod to the Bard's 400th anniversary, the bad boys of abridgement present this 'new' play by the man himself, as discovered in a Leicester car park! The company has mercifully abridged the play from its full hundred-hour running time to a more palatable ninety minutes!