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Queen of Katwe (PG)

Queen of Katwe
Director: Mira Nair
Stars: David Oyelowo,Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Lupita Nyong'o

Phiona Mutesi is a girl from a small Ugandan village who has big dreams – and chess might be the ticket to achieving them.

“Can you do big things from such a small place?”

This is the question that Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga) ponders as she goes about life in her small, Ugandan village.

Plagued by an unshakeable feeling that she belongs somewhere else, participating in something extraordinary, Phiona is restless and frustrated, yet uncertain of what she needs to do in order to break free.

And then she discovers chess.

After the local schoolchildren teach her to play the game, Phiona finds that she is a natural, able to solve complex strategies and overcome tricky scenarios with seemingly effortless tactics of her own.

Her coach and teacher Robert Katende (David Oyelowo) immediately sees her potential, and he guides her, helping to sharpen her skills – and her resolve – until she is ready to venture out into the world and showcase her extraordinary abilities.

However, while she is desperate to spread her wings, Phiona is also afraid of the unknown.

With the support of her mother, Harriet (Lupita Nyong’o), and the enthusiasm of her community rallying behind her, she prepares to take a leap of faith and finally achieve what she has always dreamed of – big things.

Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family of four £20 (2 Adults + 2 U16s) or (1 Adult + 3 U16s)

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Friday 9 Dec 20167:30pm Book Now

Trolls (U)

Trolls
From the creators of Shrek comes the most smart, funny, irreverent animated comedy of the year, DreamWorks’ Trolls. This holiday season, enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach. Featuring original music from Justin Timberlake, and soon-to-be classic mash-ups of songs from other popular artists, the film stars the voice talents of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Russell Brand, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, Gwen Stefani, and many more.

DreamWorks’ TROLLS is a fresh, broad comedy filled with music, heart and hair-raising adventures.

Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family Ticket £20 (2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)

Child booster seats available, along with ice creams, snacks and drinks from the Cafe Bar.

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Saturday 10 Dec 20163:00pm Book Now
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Flower Power Xmas Party

Flower Power Xmas Party
Rock up & Frock up or come Suited & Booted,
so long as the colours ain't muted.
We're going to celebrate Xmas in style
With the fabulous, funky, Flower Power Band!

Enjoy their '60s & '70s show while eating your supper, then get up and get into the groove and dance the night away!

Begin the evening by gathering in the bar for a welcoming glass of Fizz accompanied by a delicious selection of nibbles.

After meeting your friends and checking out the seating plan you will be taken to your table where you'll enjoy a delicious supper consisting of sharing platters with a selection of cold meats or smoked fish (Salmon or trout), salads and warm butter glazed new potatoes. For dessert, Gorgeous Gateaux & cream followed by freshly ground coffee and after-dinner mints.

Tickets: £12.50 Please let the box office know if you are vegetarian.

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Friday 16 Dec 20167:00pm Book Now

Doctor Strange (12A)

Doctor Strange
Director: Scott Derrickson
Stars:Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor

From Marvel Studios comes "Doctor Strange," the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place—a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj.

He quickly learns that this is not just a centre for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange—armed with newly acquired magical powers—is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.

Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family Ticket £20 (2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)

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Saturday 17 Dec 20165:00pm Book Now
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FREYA - A VIKING SAGA

FREYA - A VIKING SAGA
by Angel Heart & Rattlebox Theatre

Freya, a Viking girl and friend of the gods, is in a bit of a pickle. She is about to become a giant’s dinner!

Freya must use all her wits to escape old Gorm’s cooking pot and prove that friendship is stronger than the strength of a giant and more powerful than the magic of a god.

The rivalry between the Norse Gods and the Frost Giants is brought humorously to life in this colourful re-telling of two famous Viking myths in a show full of boisterous gods, dunderheaded giants and the music of the fjords.

Perfect for four-year-olds and above.

All tickets £5

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Monday 19 Dec 201611:00am Book Now

Mad Dog Mcrea (Support: The Eskies)

Mad Dog Mcrea (Support: The Eskies)

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs.

“A sound mixed, mashed and finely honed through years of live gigs” – Rock ‘n Reel Magazine

“This is rowdy, heartfelt, room shaking and spirit-stirring music that only the dead can’t enjoy.” – ltdstate.com

“Musical magicians Mad Dog Mcrea are synonymous not only with a damn good party but also quality musicianship and the odd surprise” – Talk Torbay

After a fantastic gig here at The Beehive last Christmas we look forward to their return.

Supporting Mad Dog Mcrea will be The Eskies - a five-piece from Dublin who describe their music as "sea soaked gypsy folk." Their debut album ‘After The Sherry Went Round’ has achieved critical acclaim from The Independent, Hot Press Magazine, Golden Plec and The Last Mixed Tape.

Expect a foot stomping show that’ll you’ll find hard to ignore.

Tickets: £15
A standing gig with a few seats around the edge.

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Wednesday 21 Dec 20168:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Holiday Inn (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Holiday Inn
Film Sponsor: Combe Estate is proud to support Honiton Dementia Action Alliance

With music by Irving Berlin, songs by Bing Crosby (including White Christmas) and dancing by Fred Astaire, Holiday Inn is one of the most delightful and memorable musicals of all time. Crosby plays Jim Hardy, a song and dance man who leaves showbiz to open a Connecticut Inn. Astaire plays Ted Hanover, Hardy’s former partner and rival in love. And of course there are girls (Marjorie Reynolds and Virginia Dale), an agent (Walter Abel) and plenty of lavish song and dance routines with spectacular production numbers.

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, it is open to anyone who loves the old films and wants to come along for an afternoon of fond memories.

Tickets £3.50. Free tea and biscuits

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Friday 23 Dec 20162:00pm Book Now

Arrival (12A)

Arrival
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker

Louise Banks is a Linguistics professor, drafted in when huge mysterious spaceships descend in twelve different locations around the world. Her mission is to try and communicate to the alien life-forms inside, as the world teeters on the edge of world war.

This super-smart sci-fi has already been compared to 2001, Solaris and Contact, as like all the best sci-fi, Arrival isn't really about aliens. It's about people.

Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family Ticket £20 (2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)

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Friday 6 Jan 20177:30pm Book Now

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (U)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
The sell-out 4-star production recorded live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.

Director: Adrian Noble
Stars: David Suchet.

Don’t miss celebrated actor and Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s much loved masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest, which was broadcast LIVE from London’s Vaudeville Theatre on Thu 8 Oct 2015.

Directed by Adrian Noble (Amadeus, The King’s Speech, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Wilde’s superb satire on Victorian manners is one of the funniest plays in the English language – the delightful repartee and hilarious piercing of hypocrisy and pomposity will make you laugh out loud!

Two bachelor friends, the adorable dandy Algernon Moncrieff (Philip Cumbus – regular player at Shakespeare’s Globe) and the utterly reliable John Worthing J.P., (Downton Abbey’s Michael Benz) lead double lives to court the attentions of the exquisitely desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax (Emily Barber) and Cecily Cardew (Imogen Doel). The gallants must then grapple with the riotous consequences of their deceptions – and with the formidable Lady Bracknell.

“Laugh-loud funny… all-out joy” The Times

Tickets: Adult £10, U16/Student £8
Please note 7pm start time.

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Saturday 7 Jan 20177:00pm Book Now

The Light Between Oceans (12A)

The Light Between Oceans
Director:Derek Cianfrance
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Leon Ford, Jack Thompson

Based on the bestselling novel by M. L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans tells the powerful story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Australia who discover a baby adrift in a rowboat. When they decide to raise the child as their own, the consequences of their choice will change their lives forever.

Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family of four £20 (2 Adults + 2 U16s) or (1 Adult + 3 U16s)

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Friday 13 Jan 20177:30pm Book Now

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (12A)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Director: David Yates
Writer: J.K. Rowling
Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol

J.K. Rowling invites you to a new era of the wizarding world

The year is 1926 and Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident...were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family of four £20 (2 Adults + 2 U16s) or (1 Adult + 3 U16s)

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Saturday 14 Jan 20173:00pm Book Now
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Allied (15)

Allied
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris

Allied is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.

Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.

Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50

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Friday 20 Jan 20177:30pm Book Now

Wille and the Bandits

Wille and the Bandits
Support act to be confirmed

Having toured their unique brand of roots rock with the likes of Deep Purple, Joe Bonamassa, The John Butler Trio and Status Quo, Wille and the Bandits are currently touring Germany prior to launching their new album 'Steal' in January 17.

The band are famous for creating an astonishingly huge sound, incorporating eclectic grooves from World music to Heavy Rock, using bizarre instrumentation such as Tongue Drum, Djembe, Lap steel guitar and Double bass they push the boundaries of what is expected of a modern three piece. Although difficult to pigeon hole, Wille and the Bandits are taking roots rock music to a new level.

Wille and the Bandits are renowned for their diverse songwriting and often likened to the greats of the 70's such as Led Zeppelin, Santana and Pink Floyd, this comparison, although bold, only scrapes the surface of the Bands influences and sound.

Wille and the Bandits are on a journey which has so far been miraculous. All achieved through hard work and a true passion for making music. Playing over 200 shows a year these guys are really tight. So please do not miss the opportunity to see one of the most impressive live acts of this generation.

Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door (Standing with some seating available)

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Saturday 21 Jan 20178:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Strangers on a Train (PG)

Nostalgic Cinema: Strangers on a Train
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Farley Granger, Robert Walker and Ruth Roman

A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder - a theory that he plans to implement.

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, it is open to anyone who loves the old films and wants to come along for an afternoon of fond memories.

Tickets £3.50. Free tea and biscuits

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Friday 27 Jan 20172:00pm Book Now

A Street Cat Named Bob (12A)

A Street Cat Named Bob
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Luke Treadaway, Bob the Cat, Ruta Gedmintas

The film adaptation of James Bowen's much-loved, best-selling book. Starring Luke Treadaway (Unbroken, Clash of the Titans) as James Bowen, 'A Street Cat Named Bob' tells the moving and life-affirming true story of the unlikely friendship between a young homeless busker, James Bowen, and the stray ginger cat named Bob who changed his life.

Also starring Ruta Gedmintas (The Strain, The Incident) Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, Filth) Anthony Head (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and (of course) Bob, filming took place over six weeks in London, mainly in Covent Garden where James and Bob used to busk.

The film is directed by Roger Spottiswoode (Tomorrow Never Dies, Under Fire, Air America, Turner and Hooch), with a script from Tim John (Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde) and Maria Nation (Ice Bound).

Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family of four £20 (2 Adults + 2 U16s) or (1 Adult + 3 U16s)

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Friday 27 Jan 20177:30pm Book Now

Royal Opera House Live: Il Trovatore (12A)

Royal Opera House Live: Il Trovatore
Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.

International superstars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde lead a superb cast of world-class singers in this Verdi classic.

Il Trovatore is one of the great operas of the Romantic period, a story of passion and blood, love and vengeance, disaster and murder.

This atmospheric and poetic staging by director David Bösch puts the story of passion against the backdrop of war. Fire and snow in the landscape echo the cruelty and love of the story: soldiers and gypsies clash, a mother reveals a terrible secret and two men are engaged in a deadly fight for one woman. The famous Anvil Chorus is just one of the highlights of Verdi’s exceptionally fine music, which captures the shifting emotions of the drama through impassioned love duets, fiery solos and stirring choruses.

Running time 3 hours
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Tickets: Adult £15, Student/Child £12, Family of four (2+2) £46

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Tuesday 31 Jan 20177:15pm Book Now

A United Kingdom (12A)

A United Kingdom
Director: Amma Asante
Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport

Set against the breath-taking backdrops of the African savannah and period London, A UNITED KINGDOM celebrates the inspiring real-life relationship between Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments.

Based on the book ‘Colour Bar’, the author Susan Williams, this is a story of a ground-breaking love. Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50

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Saturday 4 Feb 20177:30pm Book Now

Aladdin

Aladdin
Honiton Community Theatre Company

Aladdin The Magical Family Pantomime
Script by Jack Northcott (www.jacknorthcott.co.uk)

Director: Bethany Hibbert
Producer: Tracey Bonetta
Choreographer: Sarah Pottinger
Musical Director: Ian Crew

Honiton Community Theatre Company returns to The Beehive following ‘Peter Pan’, last year’s sell-out Pantomime success. ’Aladdin’ is headed up by the same stellar creative team and promises to be a show that will answer all your wishes.

Aladdin, a poor boy in old Beijing dreams of a time when he could meet Princess Jasmine and leave his simple beginnings behind him. His mother Widow Twankey, brother Wishee Washee and their kung-fu pet panda run the local takeaway, but the Evil Egyptian Pharaoh Abanaza threatens to change everything. Will our hero win the day, and the genie, or will Abanaza triumph above all?

This asian pantomime adventure is sure to have you rolling in the aisles. The rags-to-riches tale features plenty of twists, turns and Twankeys, perfect for all the family in February half term. Join us for rip-roaring routines, outrageous costumes, stunning sets and chart-topping hit songs including Lady Gaga, Rachel Platten, Taylor swift and more. Last year’s pantomime ‘Peter Pan’ sold out so book now to avoid disappointment.

Find out more at Honiton Community Theatre Co's website

Tickets: Adult £10, Under 16 Early Bird £4.50
(25% off £6 Under 16 tickets before January 2017)

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Tuesday 14 Feb 20177:00pm Book Now
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Nostalgic Cinema: BROADWAY MELODY OF 1940 (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: BROADWAY MELODY OF 1940
Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy

Johnny Brett and King Shaw are an unsuccessful dance team in New York. A producer discovers Brett as the new partner for Clare Bennett, but Brett, who thinks he is one of the people they lent money to gives him the name of his partner. In this film Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell dance the single greatest tap routine ever put on film in the stunning, "Begin the Beguine"

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, it is open to anyone who loves the old films and wants to come along for an afternoon of fond memories.

Tickets £3.50. Free tea and biscuits

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Friday 24 Feb 20172:00pm Book Now

Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston
The duo are embarking on a tour of the British Isles to support their 3rd album ‘The Watchmaker’s Wife’.

In the space of just a few years, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene. The striking combination of the flame headed double bass player & virtuoso mandolin player create music that Folk Roots say is:

“A musical partnership made in heaven. Scintillating, sensitive and brilliant!”

Well known for the last 10 years as a central component of Show of Hands, Miranda has an exquisite and spine-tingling voice, whilst Rex, with his exuberant and flamboyant playing style, has built a reputation as one of the finest mandolin players in the UK.

Their stunning performance brings precision, delight, wonder and warmth to their live shows.

Tickets: £12
Doors open 7.30pm

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Friday 24 Feb 20178:00pm Book Now

The Royal Ballet Live: The Sleeping Beauty

The Royal Ballet Live: The Sleeping Beauty
Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.

A perennial delight and a much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music and talented dancers. First choreographed to Tchaikovsky's great musical score by Marius Petipa in Russia in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty has wonderful ensembles, solos including the Rose Adageas, Princess Aurora meets her suitors, and of course the concluding celebratory dances for the happy union of prince and princess.

The Royal Ballet's landmark staging was revived for the Company's 75th anniversary celebrations in 2006. The designs by Oliver Messell, one of the greatest stage designers of the 20th century, were restored and updated for this production by Peter Farmer. The rich evocations of the baroque opulence of a royal court, the panoramic journey of the prince to the overgrown castle and the colourful characters in this famous fairytale make this Sleeping Beauty a spectacle like no other.

Running time 3 hours.

Tickets: Adult £15, Student/Child £12, Family of four (2+2) £46

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Tuesday 28 Feb 20177:00pm Book Now

Jay Rayner The Ten (Food) Commandments

Jay Rayner The Ten (Food) Commandments
The original Ten Commandments have very little to offer when it comes to the complex business of how and what we eat. 

Now the award-winning restaurant critic and Masterchef judge Jay Rayner has decided it’s time to act. So join our very own culinary Moses in this audio-visual romp as he attempts to lead us to the edible promised land. He’ll explain why thou shalt always eat with thy hands, why thou should most definitely worship leftovers, and why thou must celebrate the stinkiest of foods. Plus he’ll invite thee to honour thy pig - and so much more besides. Join the chair of BBC Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet as he sets out to provide hilarious guidance on the very best way to eat now.

Includes Q&A and book signing.

Suitable for ages 14+

Tickets: £15

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Saturday 4 Mar 20177:30pm Book Now

Jethro: The Bull and Bonkers Show

Jethro: The Bull and Bonkers Show
A memorable evening of hysterical nonsense as we take a peek into the circus lurking deep within the mind of probably the greatest comic storyteller ever to grace the stage.

Jethro beguiles and befuddles his audience with the endless stream of irreverent twaddle that has created a comedy genius.

Over 4 million DVD sales pay testament to the legion of fans who have followed Jethro faithfully throughout his career.

Now, with stories old and new we present, live on stage, Jethro: The Bull & Bonkers tour!

This event is suitable for ages 16+

Tickets: £20

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Friday 10 Mar 20177:30pm Book Now

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Winners of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo 2016 & 2013

Support Act: Kitty Macfarlane

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships.

Twice recent winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo – 2016 & 2013 – the couple’s intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as ‘Songwriters par excellence’- (fRoots), whose greatly varied original songs cover such subjects as wicked mermaids, Norwegian legends, and a lonely whale.

Building upward from their last two highly praised albums ‘Hidden People’ & ‘Tomorrow Will Follow Today’, fans of acoustic music can only wonder where this leading couple will choose to turn next.

With a story that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk.

Tickets: £12 (seated)

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Saturday 25 Mar 20178:00pm Book Now

Royal Opera House Live: Madama Butterfly (12A)

Royal Opera House Live: Madama Butterfly
Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.

ANTONIO PAPPANO CONDUCTS AN IMPRESSIVE CAST LED BY ERMONELA JAHO IN PUCCINI’S DEEPLY POIGNANT OPERA.

Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Much loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's stunningly beautiful production.

The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists' romanticized views of Japan. Puccini's music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride. Well known moments include the impassioned aria 'Un bel dì' (One fine day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams.

Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice.

Running time approx. 2h 45m (inc. interval)
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Tickets: Adult £15, Student/Child £12, Family of four (2+2) £46

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Thursday 30 Mar 20177:15pm Book Now

Rusty Shackle

Rusty Shackle
South Wales based indie folk roots band Rusty Shackle have been captivating audiences with their incredible live performances since early 2010. Their shows blend well crafted catchy tunes with stunning high-energy level performances which will make sure you'll leave exhausted with their tunes swimming around your head for days afterwards.

The six-piece group are made up of band members Liam Collins, Mathew Barwick, Owen Emmanuel, Ryan Williams and brothers Scott and James McKeon. They amalgamate guitars, vocal harmonies, fiddle, banjo, mandola, trumpet and percussion to create a sound that is unique to them and one that instantly fills you with emotion and energy. Rusty Shackle draw influences from Folk, Roots, Rock, Celtic and Old time Blues.

With years of domestic and international touring under their belts, and a large and loyal fan base already in place, Rusty Shackle have found themselves to be seasoned regulars on the UK festival circuit. Their most prestigious performances to date have been at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk and Beautiful Days Festival. The summer of 2014 also saw the band cross the Atlantic to America, where they toured festivals and venues in the southern states.

As well as playing masses of live shows the band have managed to release an EP and two albums over the past few years, with songs from all three gaining local and national airplay.

"a wonderful album that would be very much appreciated by the legendary Robert Plant." Bob Harris, Radio 2

"They really have understood what contemporary folk music is about and aimed it for the big stage." Fatea Showcase sessions

"Rusty Shackle come on like a punk Bellowhead or a poppier Pogues." A sound reaction

Tickets: £8 in advance, £10 on the door. (standing with some seating)

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Friday 14 Apr 20178:00pm Book Now

Phil Beer Band

Phil Beer Band
Phil Beer is the multi-instrumentalist half of England's foremost acoustic duo ‘Show of Hands’. His instrumental wizardry is well documented and has been utilised by countless artists over the years, the most notable being The Rolling Stones, Mike Oldfield and Steve Harley.While having his feet firmly in the ‘Acoustic’camp, he has “kept his hand in” with electric music with an annual outing of 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 (Little Johnny England), Steve Crickett (Arizona Smoke Review), Greg McDonald, Emily Slade and of course, Phil Beer and promises to deliver a lively cocktail of folk, rock, country and blues.

Press Reviews:

‘Where Steve Earle and Richard Thompson collide’ - The Guardian

‘Phil Beer can turn his hand to almost every stringed instrument known to man’ - The Scotsman

‘The Band offers a fast, frenetic, feel-good evening with a generous helping of humour and sees Phil picking up his electric guitar for a change’ - North Devon Echo

Tickets: £19 (seated)

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Saturday 29 Apr 20178:00pm Book Now

Royal Opera House Live: Otello (12A)

Royal Opera House Live: Otello
Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder.

Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award winning director Keith Warner.

A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi's Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses.

Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona's rapturous love duet and Desdemona's poignant 'Willow Song'. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.

Running time approx. 2h 45m (including one interval)
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Tickets: Adult £15, Student/Child £12, Family of four (2+2) £46

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Wednesday 28 Jun 20177:15pm Book Now