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"Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fashion"

"Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fashion"

In aid of Honiton Admiral Nurse Campaign


An illuminating talk about the English fashion designer Zandra Rhodes and her designs, by collector Claire Branfield, with some of the pieces modelled in a catwalk show.


Zandra Rhodes, with her brilliantly bright hair and bold printed designs, is synonymous with 1960s fashion and has dressed everyone from Diana, Princess of Wales to Freddie Mercury.


Claire has been a passionate collector of Rhodes extraordinary designs for 25 years. She has appeared on the Antiques Roadshow and will talk us through five decades of Zandra Rhodes Fashion. The evening will be in aid of the Honiton Admiral Nurse Campaign.


Doors Open 7pm for 7.30pm


Tickets: General Admission (raked seating) £12, Premium seats (front tables) £15.

All tickets include a glass of fizz.


(Our prices include an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 18 Jan 20197:30pm Book Now

Tulip Fever (12A)

Tulip Fever

Based on Deborah Moggach's best-selling novel 'Tulip Fever'. Screenplay by Tom Stoppard.


In 17th Century Amsterdam, an orphaned girl Sophia (Alicia Vikander) is forcibly married to a rich and powerful merchant Cornelis Sandvoort (Christoph Waltz) - an unhappy "arrangement" that saves her from poverty.


After her husband commissions a portrait, she begins a passionate affair with the painter Jan Van Loos (Dane DeHaan), a struggling young artist. Seeking to escape the merchant's ever-reaching grasp, the lovers risk everything and enter the frenzied tulip bulb market, with the hope that the right bulb will make a fortune and buy their freedom.


The romantic drama also stars Judi Dench, Jack O’Connell, Matthew Morrison, Cara Delevingne and Zack Galifinakis.



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


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Saturday 19 Jan 20197:30pm Book Now

ROH Live: Queen of Spades (12A)

ROH Live: Queen of Spades

This is a delayed screening of live performance. Opera in three acts. New production. Tchaikovsky’s most ambitious opera contains some of his greatest music and is a powerful study of destructive obsession.


Music: Pyotr il’yich Tchaikovsky

Director: Stefan Herheim

Conductor: Antonio Pappano

Gherman: Aleksandrs Antonenko

Prince: Yeletsky Vladimir Stoyanov

Countess: Felicity Palmer

Liza: Eva-Maria Westbroek


In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered five star reviews in Amsterdam. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.


Timings:

18:46 INTRODUCTION WITH CLEMENCY BURTON-HILL

18:48 TRAILERS & PROMOTIONS

19:02 ACT I OF THE QUEEN OF SPADES

20:36 CINEMA INTERVAL - 18 MINUTES APPROX.

CLOCK COUNTS DOWN TO START OF ACT II INTRODUCTION

20:54 LIVE WELCOME BACK WITH CLEMENCY

21:05 ACT II OF THE QUEEN OF SPADES

END AT APPROXIMATELY 22:19 GMT


Sung in Russian with English surtitles


Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student/Child £12.30, Family of four £46.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)



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Friday 25 Jan 20196:45pm Book Now

Mary Poppins Returns (U)

Mary Poppins Returns

The practically-perfect nanny returns to the big screen to help the next generation of the Banks family.


Using her magical skills, Mary Poppins takes the Banks' children on an animated adventure, full of unexpected surprises and musical sequences, to help bring joy and wonder back into their lives.


Based on the book series by P. L. Travers and a sequel to 1964's Mary Poppins, the film stars Emily Blunt as the title character, with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep in supporting roles. Directed by Rob Marshall.



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

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Saturday 26 Jan 20193:00pm Book Now
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NOSTALGIC CINEMA: DR STRANGELOVE (PG)

NOSTALGIC CINEMA: DR STRANGELOVE

or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb


Director/Writer: Stanley Kubrick

Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden


1964 political satire black comedy film. An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.


Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be very therapeutic for people with memory problems and their families. Besides engaging the brain and stimulating emotions, being part of an audience enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition.


Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, we hope families and anyone who loves the old films will come along for an afternoon of fond memories.


Tickets £3.80 - includes tea and biscuits.

(includes an admin fee of 30p).

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Thursday 31 Jan 20192:00pm Book Now

NT Live: I’m Not Running (12A)

NT Live: I’m Not Running

National Theatre Live Screening


I’m Not Running

by David Hare


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.



Tickets: Adult £15.30 / Student £12.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office


http://NTlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk     

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Thursday 31 Jan 20197:00pm Book Now

ROH Live: La Traviata (12A)

ROH Live: La Traviata

This is a delayed screening of live performance from The Royal Opera House. Richard Eyre's stunning production of Verdi's best-loved opera returns with star sopranos Ermonela Jaho and Angel Blue as Violetta; the casts also include Plácido Domingo and Charles Castronovo.



Music: Giuseppe Verdi

Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave

Director: Richard Eyre

Designer: Bob Crowley

Lighting designer: Jean Kalman

Director of movement: Jane Gibson


From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heart-breaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at

its most immediately appealing. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.



Approximate running time: 3 hours 35 minutes, including two intervals, sung in Italian with English subtitles


Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student/Child £12.30, Family of four £46.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 1 Feb 20196:45pm Book Now

Chris Woods Groove

Chris Woods Groove

When Google book an artist for their event, someone described as ‘changing the perceived boundaries of the acoustic guitar’, you know you aren’t talking about your average musician.


A UK based instrumental phenomenon – guitarist Chris Woods, recording as ‘Chris Woods Groove’ and ‘The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra’.

Chris began his career as a solo guitarist, originally catching the eye of the music industry for his creative approach to playing; using revolutionary techniques and a hugely individual approach to composition. Endorsed by the most acclaimed brands he honed his skills performing at prestigious guitar festivals across the globe. Approached by Hal Leonard to write a comprehensive guide on the percussive style, which quickly became the standard ‘how to play’ percussive guitar publication, Chris’ reputation became international and highly regarded.

Since then his focus on creative playing has led him to branching out his compositional style to orchestra’s of all shapes and sizes. Recent projects for his ‘groove orchestra’ include Guitar Revolution (a national tour creating pop-up guitar orchestras) or Orchestral Evolution (a recent commission to create a contemporary and evolved orchestra for young people). A spontaneous creator and an emotive player...

Headliner magazine described a recent performance at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios: ‘tremendous – to say Chris Woods feels this music is a wild understatement, and it’s a genuine privilege to witness them perform’

Tonight Chris will be performing a collection of solo pieces ranging from spacey improvisational solos to explosive percussion-driven grooves.



Also....


Creative Acoustic Guitar Workshop with Chris Woods 4.30pm - 6pm (max. participants 20)

A workshop for all abilities and style of guitarists. A relaxed and inspiring workshop, offering new and fresh approaches in playing and thinking for all. The focus is to breathe new life into your acoustic playing whatever level you play at. Participants will leave having learned a range of exciting percussive techniques, enjoyed being part of a guitar orchestra and a whole lot more...


Chris Woods is one of our countries finest players and just so happens to be a world class educator; his book percussive acoustic guitar, published by Hal Leonard is sold internationally and is the 'go to' guide for percussive playing. He writes for various guitar magazines including Guitar Techniques and is regularly invited to the likes of the London College of Music to talk Creative Guitar. He's a friendly, supportive and inspirational tutor and this is an amazing opportunity to work with him before the concert.


Tickets


Show only - Adult £12 in advance, £15 on the door. Student £5


Workshop 4.30pm and Show 7.30pm - Adult £20, Student £15

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Saturday 2 Feb 20197:30pm Book Now

Through The Decades: Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly

Through The Decades: Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly

Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly both grew up in the same part of Texas. They recorded their earlier work in the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico, even at one point recording the same songs ‘An empty cup’ (and a broken date) as well as ‘You’ve Got Love’ both written by Roy Orbison.


The two Artists brought a unique Texas influence into their music and through their creative writing for both an individual sound was born. Roy Orbison went on to write so many songs including ‘Only the Lonely’ & ‘Crying’. Buddy Holly in his short Career showed his writing talents, which earned him 13th place in ‘The Rolling Stone’ ‘100 Greatest Artist of all Time’, an amazing achievement given his tragically short career.


Darren Page teams up with Marc Robinson who both have careers dedicated to Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly, performing all over Great Britain and around the world. They have come together to create a spell-binding two hour show, that will entertain and uplift you with pure nostalgia. The authentic show, backed by a live band, is packed full of all the massive hits of both artists, with the addition of a few early tracks and rarities for good measure!


Will Rock n Roll ever Die? That’ll be the Day!


www.facebook.com/throughthedecadeswithroyandbuddy

www.amptheatreagency.co.uk

www.marcjrobinson.com

Twitter: @AMPRODUCTIONS4


Tickets £17


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Friday 8 Feb 20197:30pm Book Now

The Old Man and the Gun (12A)

The Old Man and the Gun

David Lowery (A Ghost Story, Ain't Them Bodies Saints) directs this true tale of a senior citizen bank robber, played by Robert Redford in his final role.


Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.


Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.



Cast: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tom Waits, Tika Sumpter


Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


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Saturday 9 Feb 20197:30pm Book Now

Beehive Comedy: Suzy Bennett + support

Beehive Comedy: Suzy Bennett + support

An antidote for Valentine’s day!


Winner of the prestigious Funny Women Award, Suzy Bennett is a dynamo of a comic, with a uniquely warm and chatty stage presence. After her appearance on Comedy Idol, Suzy was asked by Jimmy Carr to support him on his “Gag Reflex” tour and since then her career has gone from strength to strength.


‘A naturally funny person. Very funny indeed.’ – Jimmy Carr


Support:

Morgan Rees is a rising star of the UK circuit. This softly spoken Welsh comedian boasts a densely packed arsenal of impressive one-liners and hilarious short stories. He has appeared on BBC Radio 4 in the prestigious finals of the BBC New Comedy Award. He was also a runner-up in So You Think You’re Funny 2017, and a finalist in Chortle Student Comedy Award.


Christian Russell-Pollock has 23 letters and a hyphen, so is literally one of the biggest names in comedy. Lauded as “a stand out stand up” by Taking the Mic, Christian has been entertaining audiences across the country since his debut in 2016. Since then, his friendly, affable nature combined with his carefully crafted brand of incisive jokes and witty stories has seen him become a firm crowd favourite. “A sharp and crafty gagsmith, with wittily obtuse takes on…an impressively wide range of topics…bringing flair and confidence to them all.” Steve Bennett.


The evening will be hosted by marvellous MC Tom Glover.


Tickets: £8.50 in advance, £10.50 on the door

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Thursday 14 Feb 20198:00pm Book Now

Mortal Engines (12A)

Mortal Engines

From producer and writer Peter Jackson comes ‘Mortal Engines’, a thrilling new saga starring Robert Sheehan, Hera Hilmar and Hugo Weaving, and based on the acclaimed novel by Philip Reeve.


A mysterious young woman named Hester Shaw joins forces with Anna Fang, a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head, and Tom Natsworthy, an outcast from London, to lead a rebellion against a giant predator city on wheels.



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


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Friday 15 Feb 20197:30pm Book Now

Cinderella

Cinderella

The Sparkling Family Pantomime


Honiton Community Theatre Company return to The Beehive following Snow White; last year’s sell-out pantomime success. This year, Cinderella is the sparkling pantomime for all the family.


Cinderella lives with her evil stepmother and ugly step sisters, but dreams of a life free from their horrid clutches. When Prince Charming announces he’ll be holding a ball to find a suitable girl to marry, Cinderella signs up to attend along with her ugly sisters.


The evil stepmother forbids Cinderella from attending the ball, but she has a bit of help from her good friend Buttons and her Fairy Godmother who do their best to turn her fortunes around. Can Cinderella dance with the prince after all? Can Buttons save the day? Will the ugly sisters ever learn the meaning of true beauty?


Join us for rip-roaring routines, outrageous costumes, stunning sets and chart-topping hits. Cinderella is the perfect family adventure this February Half Term. Last year we sold out before the show even opened, so book early to avoid disappointment.


“An evening of traditional pantomime fun” (NODA on Snow White 2018)


Creative Team:


Director | Beth Hibbert

Musical Director | Ian Crew

Choreographer | Alexie Kyriacou

Assistant Directors | Amelia Kyriacou & Ryan Hutter


Tickets: Adult £12, Child £8


Early Bird: 20% off all children’s tickets until 1 January 2019

Accessible seating available by calling the box office



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Nostalgic Cinema: An American in Paris (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: An American in Paris

Director: Vincente Minnelli

Writer: Alan Jay Lerner

Stars: Gene Kelly,  Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary, Nina Foch


1951 American musical film inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition An American in Paris by George Gershwin. Won 6 Oscars including Best Picture and Screenplay.


Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. Featuring the wonderful I got Rhythm with Gene Kelly at his best.



Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be very therapeutic for people with memory problems and their families. Besides engaging the brain and stimulating emotions, being part of an audience enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition.


Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, we hope families and anyone who loves the old films will come along for an afternoon of fond memories.


Tickets £3.80 - includes tea and biscuits.

(includes an admin fee of 30p).

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Thursday 28 Feb 20192:00pm Book Now

Richard Digance - The Platinum Tour

Richard Digance - The Platinum Tour

2019 sees Richard Digance reach his 70th year, 52 of which have been spent on the road.


Spend an evening with comedy songwriter Richard and see for yourself how he has managed to retain the respect of fellow-performers and the general public alike.


‘Richard Digance is brilliant’ Bill Bryson.


‘A National Treasure’ Bob Harris.


‘He should sling it in’ Richard Digance.



Special guest; Eric Sedge, back with him by popular demand.


Tickets: £15.50 in advance, £17 on the door (seated)

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Friday 1 Mar 20197:30pm Book Now

Steve Knightley: Roadworks

Steve Knightley: Roadworks

As a long-serving troubadour of the folk and acoustic music scene, master songwriter and storyteller Steve Knightley has spent much of his life on the road, collecting songs, stories, anecdotes and observations – with the odd disaster along the way.


Best known for his work with the award-winning acoustic roots group Show of Hands, Steve has performed in venues from the Albert Hole in Bristol to the Albert Hall in London. His impressive back catalogue of songs are modern classics, still filling the folk clubs and festival fields, and forever influencing the next generation of folk artists.


In 2019, Steve once again takes to England’s highways and byways to present ‘Roadworks’ – a show which builds on the success of his sell-out 2018 solo tour ‘Songs and Stories’. This is a stripped-back, one-man show that’s infused with wit, warmth and alchemy, beautifully illustrated by his trenchant songs of history, love and conscience. Anyone who’s ever wondered what it’s like to be a touring musician will love this rare insight into life on the road.


Steve says, “A life on the road certainly has its challenges, but I can’t say I’d do it differently if I had to start all over again. The format of ‘Songs and Stories’, and now ‘Roadworks’ allows me to share the stories I’ve collected over the years, along with plenty of observations along the way. It’s just me, a radio mic and a couple of guitars which is daunting and liberating in equal measures, and it’s enabled me to build elements into my shows which I’ve never been able to before. The reception from the 2018 tour was fantastic – it really seemed to strike a chord with people – so I’m looking forward to 2019’s tour.”



2018’s tour was a sell-out, so early booking is advisable.

www.showofhands.co.uk


Tickets: £18 (seated)

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Thursday 7 Mar 20197:30pm Book Now

The Favourite (15)

The Favourite

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, James Smith, Mark Gatiss


Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper.


When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.



Metro ★★★★★ "This is The Crown like you’ve never seen it before."


The Independent ★★★★★ "Consistently, relentlessly hilarious, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone are on top form in this deranged court comedy"


The Guardian ★★★★ "Yorgos Lanthimos brings scabrous energy to this dark comedy of 18th-century court intrigue and Colman excels herself."


Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 8 Mar 20197:30pm Book Now

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

Cast:Nicolas Cage, Hailee Steinfeld


Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind “The Lego Movie” and “21 Jump Street,” bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind.


“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


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Saturday 9 Mar 20197:30pm Book Now

Colette (15)

Colette

Director: Wash Westmoreland

Stars: Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Denise Gough, Fiona Shaw, Eleanor Tomlinson


Unconventional country girl Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette has married a charismatic egomaniacal man of letters, 14 years her senior, known by the single name, Willy. Through his auspices, Colette is introduced into the artistic world of Paris where her creative appetite is sparked.


Ever quick to capitalise on talent, Willy permits Colette to write her novels only if she does so in his name. The phenomenal success of her Claudine series makes Willy a famous writer and Colette and Willy the first modern celebrity couple. Although they are the toast of the town, lack of recognition for her work begins to gnaw on Colette.


Set at the dawn of the modern age, COLETTE is the story of a woman who has been denied her voice by an overbearing man, and who goes to extraordinary lengths to find it; a battle of the sexes at the very beginning of the modern age, when seismic shifts were taking place in the roles of men and women.


More than a century after the publication of her first novel, Colette is still one of the best-selling, and beloved, French authors.



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 15 Mar 20197:30pm Book Now

The Phil Beer Band

The Phil Beer Band

The Phil Beer Band performs a unique blend of folk and roll trawled from Phil’s treasure trove of traditional tunes and American country rock.


The highly popular line up comprises Gareth Turner, Steve Crickett, Emily Slade, Greg McDonald, Olivia Dunn and of course, Phil Beer and promises to deliver a lively cocktail of folk, rock, country and blues.


The Phil Beer Band evolved organically in the early to mid 90s at Maisemore in Gloucesteshire. It was a loose federation consisting of Phil Beer (Show of Hands), Nick Quarmby and Steve Crickett, all of whom lived close to each other, and melodeon player Gareth Turner from Northamptonshire. There was a need in the community for a band to play local events and ceilidhs and, following in the tradition set by the Albion Band (of which both Gareth and Phil were former members) the band always interspersed the dances with the odd song. Over a long period of time, it has evolved into a ‘Folk n Roll’ band with country rock overtones. It is the vehicle for Phil to return to the electric guitar and to have a good time with his mates.


“An evening with The Phil Beer Band is fast, frenetic, feel-good and leavened with a good helping of humour!” fRoots Magazine


“Always worth a trip to see musicians of this quality - but it is the repertoire that makes a Phil Beer Band gig extra special!” Folk Radio UK


www.philbeer.co.uk


Tickets: £21 (seated)

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Saturday 16 Mar 20198:00pm Book Now

Stan and Ollie (PG)

Stan and Ollie

Director: Jon S. Baird

Stars: John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston


Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star as legendary movie icons Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, in the heart-warming story of what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour.


With their golden era long behind them, Laurel and Hardy embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda), their love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Friday 22 Mar 20197:30pm Book Now

Mary Queen of Scots (15)

Mary Queen of Scots

Director: Josie Rourke

Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, David Tennant, Martin Compston, Joe Alwyn, Brendan Coyle, Guy Pearce


Mary, Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I.


Each young Queen beholds her 'sister' in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence.


Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history.



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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Saturday 23 Mar 20197:30pm Book Now

D Click - Isla

D Click - Isla

The D’Click company is a theatrical circus company that blends different circus disciplines, such as acrobatics and the Chinese pole, with theatre, full of imagination, poetry, gestures and a good dose of humour.


Isla is based on the dreams and hallucinations of three shipwrecked characters who find themselves alone and dependant on one another to survive and remake their stories.


D'Click use circus, acrobatics and Chinese pole to explore the limits of the island, telling stories that remind us of the subtle barrier that exists between physical theatre and dance, circus and risk, and magic and dreams.


Isla has been performed at festivals all over Spain and elsewhere in the world and it has received awards such as the 1st Award of the Noctivagos Theatre Certamen 2017 and the Award to best Aragonese circus performance of the Festival de Circo Ciudad de Zaragoza in 2017.



"Well-conceived and very well executed. There is imagination, risk, difficulty, precision, emotion and a lot of sense of humour. Yes, ‘Isla’ is a great show. Isla is so simple and so well-done that it is Essential." Heraldo de Aragón.


Tickets: Adult £9.50, Student £7.50, Family of four £26

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


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Friday 5 Apr 20197:30pm Book Now

Coco and the Butterfields + Support

Coco and the Butterfields + Support

“folk-hewn pop, with gliding guitars and a strident vocal” Clash Music


If anyone ever doubted the ability of music to re-route people’s lives, a page from the formative days of Coco and the Butterfields will soon turn that around.


It’s 2012 in the historic city of Canterbury, where Songwriter Tom Twyman has a plane ticket in his hand, for the journey to a new life he’s mapped out for himself in Australia. Singer and multi-instrumentalist Dulcima Showan, meanwhile, has just left sixth form and is all set for art school in Dublin. Neither of them ever makes it though, because by now they’re in the early stages of a band that has very different plans for them.


The decision to stay was difficult at the time and yet so simple in hindsight, it saw the pair lead Coco and the Butterfields on a steady and unmistakable upward incline, developing an enviable reputation for their exhilarating live shows as their inclusive, acoustic-based sound has ripened to maturity. During the ride, they’ve played to enthusiastic audiences all over the UK and Europe, selling out thousand capacity venues, touring the island’s o2 Academy’s and appearing at some of the world’s most prestigious music festivals such as Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and Bestival! On top of this, the band have played numerous support shows for the likes of Bastille, King Charles, Scouting for Girls and Wheatus to name a few.


In recent years Coco have literally lived in their recording studio, taking the time to create a collection of songs that offer an honest and intriguing insight into their lives both together and personally. Starting with an exclusive premiere on Clash Music for their brand new single Monsters, within that description lies a tangible sense of triumph over adversity, and how a negative can be deftly orchestrated into a positive, in the story of Twyman’s tumultuous upbringing.


Constantly touring, constantly writing and never quitting, Coco and the Butterfields will be making music for a long, long time.



Support: Gentlemen of Few

Gentlemen of Few play an eclectic blend of old-time bluegrass and classic rock with skilful vocal harmonies and powerful lyrics.


Tickets: £12 in advance, £14 on the door (standing)

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Margo and Mr Whatsit

Margo and Mr Whatsit

by Paddleboat Theatre Company

WINNER - BEST OF BRIGHTON FRINGE CHILDREN AND FAMILY SHOW 2018


Do you have an imaginary friend? A little piece of mischief only you can see?


Sophia’s imaginary friend is called Mr. Whatsit. No matter where Sophia finds herself living, he’s always there with a new joke to tell and a new game to play.


But when Sophia moves into her new foster home, Mr Whatsit finds himself unimagined! Now Sophia has a new imaginary friend – the glamourous, grown-up Margo.


Can Mr. Whatsit’s childish playfulness keep him from being unimagined for good? And with her imaginary friends competing against each other, will Sophia manage to find her forever home?


PaddleBoat Theatre Company present an interactive make-believe tale where the real and imaginary collide, and friends are never far away.




★★★★★ ‘This is a show full of soul, laughter, whimsy and hope; one of the finest examples of children’s fringe theatre’ - The Reviews Hub


★★★★★ ‘Every moment is filled with magic, ebullience and joy’ - Fringe Guru


Outstanding Show - ‘Discovering a piece of theatre that appeals to pre-k audiences as well as school age children, as well as adults, feels a bit like the holy grail of family programming… I do believe this production to be practically perfect in every way’ - Fringe Review


Tickets: Adult £8, Child £6 and Family of four £22

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Thursday 11 Apr 20193:30pm Book Now

Beehive Comedy: Dan Evans + support

Beehive Comedy: Dan Evans + support

Dan Evans first appeared on the comedy circuit in 1994, shortly afterwards leaving a promising career as one of East Anglia's leading office menials to go full time.


Over the past decade his twisted logic has delighted the nation, helping it through the dark days of the death of HRH The Queen Mother and the uncertainties of 21st century property prices.


As well as playing clubs and universities throughout the UK, Dan has gigged in Holland, Germany, Dubai and Ireland as well as being part of the sell-out Screaming Blue Murder Cabaret and Avalon Comedy Zones at the Edinburgh Fringe.


Dan's TV and radio appearances include Brain Candy (BBC3 & 2), Channel 5 at The Store, Channel 5 Comedy Zone and the Radio 2 Stand Up Show.


He writes too, with many credits including The Very World of Milton Jones (R4 - Sony Award Winner), Rory Bremner Who Else? (CH 4), The Eleven O'Clock Show (CH 4), The Live Floor Show (BBC 1), Revolver (BBC 1) and The Joan Rivers Position (CH 5).


Support acts tbc. The evening will be hosted by marvellous MC Tom Glover.


Tickets: £8.50 in advance, £10.50 on the door

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Thursday 18 Apr 20198:00pm Book Now

ROH Live: Faust (12A)

ROH Live: Faust

A delayed live cinema screening from The Royal Opera. Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s best-loved opera.


Director: David McVicar

Set designs: Charles Edwards

Costume designs: Brigitte Reiffenstuel

Lighting design: Paule Constable

Choreography: Michael Keegan-Dolan


There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.



Approximate running time: 3 hours 45 minutes, including one interval. Sung in French with English subtitles.

Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student/Child £12.30, Family of four £46.30

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Thursday 2 May 20196:45pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Triple Bill (12A)

Royal Ballet Live: Triple Bill

Live cinema screening of the Royal Ballet


WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR

NEW SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI

FLIGHT PATTERN


Mixed Triple Bill


Three ballets, One World Premiere


Two recent works and one world premiere showcase the contemporary face of the Royal Ballet.


Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon,Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Crystal Pite

Music: Ezio Bosso, tbc, Henryk Mikołaj Góreck


The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers.  Christopher  Wheeldon’s  Within  the  Golden  Hour is  based  around  seven  couples  separating  and  intermingling,  to  music  by  Vivaldi and  Bosso and  lit  with  rich  colours  suggested  by  sunset.  Crystal  Pite’s  Flight  Pattern,  revived  for  the  first  time,  uses a large  dance  ensemble  and  Górecki’s  familiar  music  from  his  Symphony  of  Sorrowful  Songs for a poignant  and  passionate  reflection  on  migration.  Between them, a new work by  Sidi  Larbi  Cherkaoui, created  on  The  Royal  Ballet  has  its  premiere  to  bring  the  contemporary  truly  up-to-date.



Approximate running time:  3 hours 15 minutes, including two intervals


Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student/Child £12.30, Family of four £46.30

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Thursday 16 May 20197:15pm Book Now

NT Live: All My Sons (12A)

NT Live: All My Sons

by Arthur Miller

directed by Jeremy Herrin


Recorded live screening from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.


America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.


But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.


Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).


All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong.


Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student £12.30

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Thursday 6 Jun 20197:00pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Romeo & Juliet (12A)

Royal Ballet Live: Romeo & Juliet

Live cinema screening from the Royal Ballet. Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan's 20th-century ballet masterpiece.


Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan

Music: Sergey Prokofiev

Designer: Nicholas Georgiadis

Lighting designer: John B. Read

Performed by: The Royal Ballet


Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets


The performance lasts about 3 hours, including two intervals.



Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student/Child £12.30, Family of four £46.30

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Tuesday 11 Jun 20197:15pm Book Now

NT Live: Small Island (12A)

NT Live: Small Island

Adapted by Helen Edmundson

Based on the novel by Andrea Levy


Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.


Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.


The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.


A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.


Tickets: Adult £15.30 / Student £12.30

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Accessible seating available by calling the box office


http://NTlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk

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Thursday 27 Jun 20197:00pm Book Now