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Songs of Leonard Cohen

Songs of Leonard Cohen

Keith James - The Songs of Leonard Cohen

His wonderful Tower of Songs -  stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual


This concert forms part of a highly successful and critically acclaimed tour of 350 venues and has been performed to over 100,000 people.


 

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line.

 

The chilling announcement of Leonard's passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility.. A Man of Grace. This World will miss him very much!..

 

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form.


Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen’s greatest influence. There will also be songs from ‘You want it Darker’ released just weeks before his death – produced by his Son, Adam.

 

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’  The Independent

 

‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’  Sunday Times

‘An elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’  BBC Radio Scotland

‘Certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’   The Guardian

‘All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines’  Times Literary Supplement

‘A sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’  Acoustic Magazine


 

Tickets £14


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Saturday 23 Sep 20177:30pm Book Now (Call Box Office)

Black Sabbath: The End of the End (15)

Black Sabbath: The End of the End

Pre-recorded concert which includes Cinema exclusive content


The End of The End chronicles the final tour from the band who forged the sound of metal - Black Sabbath. On 4th February, 2017, the band took to the stage in Birmingham, the city where it all began, to play the 81st and final gig of The End tour - bringing down the curtain on a career that spanned almost half a century.


The sold out show marked the culmination of a tour that had seen them play to well over a million fans in arenas across the globe. Since their beginnings in 1968, they created a sound that would form the basis of heavy metal, going on to influence bands all over the world – an influence which is still felt to this day.


The End of The End is the story of that final, emotionally-charged concert. Fans are taken into the heart of the action, up close and personal with the band on stage as they perform genre-defining hits, from Iron Man to Paranoid to War Pigs, amongst others. Sabbath also took the opportunity to spend some time in the studio, delivering a unique performance of some of their favourite songs.


This film gives fans an intimate glimpse into the band’s relationships and their banter with each other, with both individual and group recollections from Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.


The band’s loyal following spans generations and this is the opportunity for fans, young and old, to come together and see the boys from Birmingham doing what they do best, almost 50 years after they started. This is the final word from the greatest metal band of all time.



Tickets: £11
Accessible seating available by calling the box office.


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Thursday 28 Sep 20178:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Carousel (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Carousel

Director:        Henry King

Writers:        Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron

Stars:                Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell


1956 ‧ Fantasy/Romance. Fifteen years after his death, a carousel barker is granted permission to return to Earth for one day to make amends to his widow and their daughter. Based on the lauded Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical, this film follows the romance of Billy Bigelow (Gordon MacRae), a charming carousel barker, and Julie Jordan (Shirley Jones), a pretty worker from a nearby mill. When the attractive young couple gets married, they also both find themselves unemployed, which puts a strain on their relationship. When Billy finds out that Julie is pregnant, he resorts to extreme measures to get money, a decision that leads to tragedy.


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 29 Sep 20172:00pm Book Now

Baby Driver (12A)

Baby Driver

Director: Edgar Wright

Screenplay: Edgar Wright

Stars: Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jon Bernthal


Talented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman (Lily James) of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.


‘An awe-inspiring piece of filmmaking from Edgar Wright that plays out as a musical through the lens of an action thriller. Sweet, funny and utterly original — you won’t see a film like it this year.’ (Empire)

‘A young getaway driver’s playlist helps him stay in the fast lane in Edgar Wright’s exhilarating car-chase thriller musical’ (Guardian)



Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family Ticket £20

(2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 29 Sep 20177:30pm Book Now

Michael Morpurgo's Out of the Ashes

Michael Morpurgo's Out of the Ashes

CITY OF LIGHT THEATRE

Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo

Adapted and Directed by Alex Jackson


Becky Morely begins her diary on New Years Day 2001. Little does she realise just how much that year would change her life.


Based on the novel by award-winning writer Michael Morpurgo, Out of the Ashes is the story of Becky’s experience on her family farm in Devon, during the outbreak of foot and mouth disease across the UK.


We experience Becky’s memories of the outbreak as she wrote them in her diary. The story features the birth of her first lamb, Little Josh, her glorious rides with Ruby the horse, and the gradual spread of the disease from hundreds of miles away to right outside her doorstep. Becky’s diary comes alive on stage using heartfelt storytelling, family bonds and beautiful staging to document the spread of foot and mouth to the Morely’s farm.


The performance takes you through the joys of living in the South West’s rural countryside and the momentous effect foot and mouth disease had on British farming.


‘Charming and inventive, the piece uses simple staging and storytelling to shed light on a monumental crisis in recent history.’  EXEUNT


‘The performances by Chelsea Marie and Amelia Hibbert were also superb.’ EXEUNT


Tickets: Adult £8, Student/Under 16s £6

Suggested age suitability 9+


Accessible seating is available by calling the box office 01404 384050

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Saturday 30 Sep 20177:30pm Book Now

Royal Opera Live: La Bohème

Royal Opera Live: La Bohème

Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


Director:        Richard Jones

Designer:        Stewart Laing

Conductor:        Antonio Pappano


Puccini's passionate opera is conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars a superb young cast including Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecien, in a new production by Richard Jones


When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular setting. Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in1897 and has had more than five hundred

performances there since.



The perfomance lasts for approx 2 hours 35mins with an interval.


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


Accessible seating available by calling the box office.



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Tuesday 3 Oct 20177:15pm Book Now

Sheelanagig

Sheelanagig

+ Support: JEMIMA & JONATHAN FAREY


Sheelanagig deliver intricate, rhythmically complex arrangements of original and traditional works in a Balkan style. Formed in early 2005 the band had an instant chemistry, gained a considerable following and quickly earned a reputation for their exhilarating and intense live performances. This group of incredible players force you to dance your socks off and have a great time.


Sheelanagig have played just about every imaginable venue on their hectic touring schedule; clubs, pubs, art centres, small theatres, European street festivals as well as tearing up the UK festival scene with profile slots at Glastonbury, Green Man and Beautiful Days (to name a few). Sheelanagig’s live shows have grown to incorporate aspects of street theatre, elements of storytelling and even acrobatics. In short, expect mayhem, a lot of laughs and some great music.


"A completely top night out" – Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

"The musicianship is tight and intense" – Songlines

"High octane stuff…Would liven any party and keep the floor full" – fRoots



Tickets: £12.50 in advance, £15 on the door (standing with some seating)

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Friday 6 Oct 20178:00pm Book Now

The Limehouse Golem (15)

The Limehouse Golem

Director: Juan Carlos Medina

Writer: Peter Ackroyd (novel)

Screenplay: Jane Goldman

Stars: Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Sam Reid


From the writer of The Woman in Black.


A series of murders has shaken the community of Victorian London to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times - the mythical so-called Golem - must be responsible. Scotland Yard inspector John Kildare takes a special interest in the well-being of Lizzie Cree, a young stage performer accused of murdering her husband.



Tickets: Adults £6.50 / Under 16 £5.50

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 7 Oct 20177:30pm Book Now

The Comedy Avengers

The Comedy Avengers

THE cream of Devon comedy will descend upon the Beehive in Honiton this October for an evening of live stand up entertainment. The popular Comedy Avengers group, who host regular shows in Taunton, Plymouth and Exeter, are the best of the best of local stand-up comedy talent and will be the first to feature at what could become a regular comedy night for Honiton.


The coalition of comics have been hosting regular comedy nights in the south west for the past year as well as performing at a number of big festivals including OceanFest and Jurassic Fields. With numerous awards between them they offer a variety of styles including props, one liners and musical comedy as well as straightforward stand up.


The regular members of the group are Luke Honnoraty, Sandi Smith, Louis Burgess, Tom Glover, David Arnold, Richard James, Alf, Frankie Dore and Honiton's own Marcus Gill.


Marcus will be a familiar face to many as Honiton's own friendly local fishmonger but he's also a talented stand-up comedian with a reputation for his insights into life as a nerd which have seen him perform across the country at various comic book conventions as well as on the regular UK circuit.


Hosting the night will be Tom Glover, a comedian from Axminster who also hosts successful nights at the Weymouth Pavilion, Bridport Arts Centre and the Pilot Boat Inn in Lyme Regis.


Tickets: £5 in advance, £8 on the door

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Thursday 12 Oct 20178:00pm Book Now

Ferocious Dog + support: Black Water County

Ferocious Dog + support: Black Water County

“Without doubt Ferocious Dog are one of the best bands on the UK folk punk circuit as they brought Rock City to life with their stomping, energetic sound. Not only are they one of the most hardworking bands around, but as their fans will testify, they are also one of the most approachable” – Nottingham Post. Kevin Cooper


Ferocious Dog offer a full-on six-piece sound that encompasses folk infused with rock, reggae and Celtic vibrations. The combination of instruments creates a palette of sound that offers infinite variations: going in hard to get the audience up and moving, or slipping into melodic passages and dub-like fusions. The songs are deeply personal and their fans can really identify with the words.


Dan Booth, on fiddle, and John Leonard, playing just about everything with strings, bring a huge amount of intricacy to the breakneck pace of their songs. Les Carter (ex Carter USM) on guitar and the rhythm section of Alex Smith and John Alexander hold things together brilliantly, and with Ken Bonsall’s lyrics and sheer likability, you have a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Ferocious Dog are well known and popular for their high octane live performances.



"Ferocious Dog are the new noise on the block – and are surprising everyone with their rapid ascent. There is no way they’re following any hipster templates – fronted by a big burly man with a mohican who sings impassioned political songs of broken Britain whilst his band seethes like a punky Levellers – they are the music business’s worst nightmare – a great band who are going to make it without anyone’s permission”. (John Robb, Louder Than War, Glastonbury, 5th July 2016).


Support band: Black Water County


Smashing their way into the UK folk punk scene since 2013, Black Water County bring an energetic live show of stout quaffing, banjo breaking and tin whistle mangling original music, along with trads and shanties that have been given a good kick up the arse and a slap around the face



Tickets: £15 in advance, £17 on the door (standing)

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Friday 13 Oct 20178:00pm Book Now

Maudie (12A)

Maudie


Directed By: Aisling Walsh

Written By: Sherry White

Music composed by: Michael Timmins

Screenplay: Sherry White

Stars: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke


Based on a true story. MAUDIE, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. MAUDIE charts Everett's efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie's deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.


Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family Ticket £20


(2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 14 Oct 20177:30pm Book Now

Tankus the Henge

Tankus the Henge

+ Support: Funke and the Two Tone Baby


Tankus the Henge play music that draws influence from rock 'n roll, gypsy jazz, ragtime, New Orleans music, and theatre. A unique blend of reggae, ska and funk to ragtime and gypsy punk. Front man Jaz Delorean boasts not only an incredible voice, but also some supreme ragtime piano skills and more than a few belting trombone solos.


The world of Tankus the Henge is uplifting and wild, dark and heartfelt. A six-piece powerhouse of a band drawing visual and musical influences from old time fairgrounds to modern day circus; The Beatles to Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello to Radiohead, they embody a look and a sound that lies somewhere between their South East London home and the carnival town of New Orleans.


The band was a 'PRS for Music' featured artist in 2010, and in 2011 was named by Metro as one of their "Top 10 Acts To See" at Glastonbury Festival. The band has also performed at the Wickham Festival and Isle of Wight Festival.


"A Tankus the Henge live experience is something to behold. Combining wild showmanship and musical dexterity their sound incorporates rock, funk, blues, ska, roots and gypsy rhythms and their songs tell stories of wonder and woe. High on energy, and deep on soul, Tankus the Henge launch into their live show like a band possessed." Looe Music



+ Support band:

Funke and the Two Tone Baby

Uncategorized and uncharted. Jammed halfway between frenzied alt-blues and metronomic dance beats. Combining guitar and harmonica with beatboxing and effects that seamlessly collide the organic with the mechanical to create a fresh sound of unstoppable rhythm and unrelenting melody.


Tickets £10 in advance / £12 on the door (standing)

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Friday 20 Oct 20178:00pm Book Now

An Inconvenient Sequel (12A)

An Inconvenient Sequel

Truth to Power


Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk

Cast: Al Gore, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Donald Trump (archive material)


Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world to train an army of activists and influence international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes -- in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. Renowned filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (Audrie and Daisy, 2016 Sundance Film Festival) have taken the baton from 2006 Academy Award-winner Davis Guggenheim.


'Mr. Gore remains a prodigy of hope, with energy that seems endlessly renewable' Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal


'You feel he's got enough wind to power another sequel. What's extraordinary is that this one, after a decade of global-warming fatigue, feels as vital as it does.' Owen Gleiberman, Variety



Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family Ticket £20


(2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 21 Oct 20177:30pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Royal Ballet Live: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Choreography:        Christopher Wheeldon

Music:                Joby Talbot

Conductor:        Koen Kessels

Alice:                Lauren Cuthbertson


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s exuberant ballet, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much-loved book.


At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser…


Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real.



The performance lasts about 2 hours 50 minutes, including two intervals.


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

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Monday 23 Oct 20177:15pm Book Now

The Snow Dragon

The Snow Dragon

Presented by Tall Stories


The perfect half-term treat for all the family!


THE NIGHT OF THE SNOW DRAGON APPROACHES...


Billy has everything a young goat could need – and more besides. On New Year’s Eve, Billy is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies…


But when Billy bumps into some hungry wolves in the forest, New Year’s Day seems a long way off. How will Billy escape? And has he been naughty or nice?


Toe-tapping songs and lots of laughs for everyone aged 3 and up, from Tall Stories, the company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘The Snail and the Whale’, ‘Room on the Broom’ 'The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr Benn' and many more.


"If you are a kid, if you have kids, if you ever were a kid, go and see The Snow Dragon." THREE WEEKS ★★★★★


"The Snow Dragon is Tall Stories at its finest." THE LIST ★★★★★


"Lovely, cheery fun." THE STAGE ★★★★


All Tickets: £10

Accessible seating is available by calling the box office 01404 384050

Running time 55 minutes (no interval)

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Friday 27 Oct 20172:00pm Book Now

Victoria and Abdul (12A)

Victoria and Abdul

Director: Stephen Frears


Screenwriter: Lee Hall


Starring: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Adeel Akhtar, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Ruth McCabe, Tim Pigott-Smith, Julian Wadham, Olivia Williams, Fenella Woolgar


The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.



Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family Ticket £20


(2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 27 Oct 20177:30pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Hobson's Choice (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Hobson's Choice

Director:        David Lean

Writer:           Wynyard Browne, David Lean, Norman Spencer

Stars:                Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda de Banzie, Prunella Scales, Richard Wattis


1953 Classics, Comedy, Drama, Romance.

Henry Hobson (Charles Laughton), a British widower, is the overbearing owner of a shoe shop. His three daughters -- Alice, Vicky and Maggie (Brenda De Banzie) -- work for him and all are eager to get out from under his thumb. When the headstrong Maggie announces she intends to marry Henry's best employee, Will (John Mills), father and daughter engage in an intense showdown. As Maggie works on launching a competing business, she also helps her sisters free themselves of their domineering father.


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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Saturday 28 Oct 20172:00pm Book Now

Logan Lucky (12A)

Logan Lucky

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Screenplay: Rebecca Blunt

Music composed by: David Holmes

Cinematography: Steven Soderbergh

Stars: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig


Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. West Virginia family man Jimmy Logan teams up with his one-armed brother Clyde and sister Mellie to steal money from the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Jimmy also recruits demolition expert Joe Bang to help them break into the track's underground system. Complications arise when a mix-up forces the crew to pull off the heist during a popular NASCAR race while also trying to dodge a relentless FBI agent.



Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family Ticket £20


(2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office




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Friday 3 Nov 20177:30pm Book Now

The Farthest (PG)

The Farthest

Genre: Documentary

Directed By: Emer Reynolds

Written By: Emer Reynolds

Screenplay: Emer Reynolds

Producers: John Murray, Clare Stronge


It's one of humankind's greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space - the first human-made object ever to do so. Launched in August 1977, Voyager has defied all the odds, survived countless near misses and almost 40 years later continues to beam revolutionary information across unimaginable distances with less computing power than a modern hearing aid. It's estimated that Voyager's nuclear generator will last another decade before the lights finally go out. But this little craft will travel on for millions of years, carrying a Golden Record bearing recordings and images of life on Earth. It could very well outlive humanity and our creations and be the only evidence that we ever existed.


“The Farthest,” a dazzling documentary written and directed by Emer Reynolds, illustrates why the Voyager missions inspire such awe." Andy Webster The NYTimes


Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50, Family Ticket £20


(2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 4 Nov 20177:30pm Book Now

Monmouth: The West Country Rebellion

Monmouth: The West Country Rebellion

BurntOut Theatre


June 11th 1685. The Duke of Monmouth lands at Lyme Regis with 83 men to raise a Protestant army against James II, and begin what was to be England’s last rebellion against the Crown. Five weeks later and with a 3000-strong army swelled by dissenting men and women from Dorset, Devon and Somerset, Monmouth prepared to fight the last ever pitched battle on English soil, and the first step towards modern democracy.


This epic history of Dorset, Devon and Somerset, told through the eyes of Alice who joins the rebellion as a young girl, is performed by a 20-strong cast of South West actors, singers and musicians, with original live music and film projection.


Developed at the Marine Theatre Lyme Regis, this brand new play was created by the team behind The Tempest of Lyme Writer Andrew Rattenbury (The Golden Hour, Doc Martin, The Postman Always Rings Twice) and Director Clemmie Reynolds (BurntOut Theatre’s Muscovado; Winner Alfred Fagon Audience Award 2015.)


Supported by the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis and West Dorset District Council.


"Balanced and cleverly paced to ensure that what could have been a stodgy dollop of history was extremely lively and fun, while not in any way diminishing the seriousness of the subject matter... another fine achievement from the pen of Andrew Rattenbury, and the direction of Clemmie Reynolds." - Bridport Review


"The excitement and terror of these times... are vividly brought to life by an exceptional company" - Fine Times Recorder


"a superb script that makes light work of the historical exposition describing events through the memories of the 70-year-old Alice Hawkier who as a ballsy 18-year-old had posed as a boy and found herself recruited as Monmouth’s valet. The action was superbly staged with back projection connecting it to modern Lyme and current affairs; while the use of music to conjure period atmosphere and aural descriptions was both inventive and extremely effective." - Nick Churchill, Dorset Life.


Note: There will be a Q & A session after the show with the cast, writer and director.


Tickets: Adult £10, Under 16 £6, Group of ten £90.
Suitable age 9+. Warning - there will be gun shots.

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Saturday 11 Nov 20177:30pm Book Now

Flanders and Swann Recaptured

Flanders and Swann Recaptured

This event is a fundraiser for Honiton Dementia Action Alliance and is sponsored by The Beehive so come and support this worthy cause.


Join us for a very special evening of fabulous nostalgia and hilarity. The mood and events of the 1950s and 60s are revisited with the songs of Flanders & Swann. We ask if people could wear evening dress for the occasion, however this is optional. A complimentary glass of fizz will be served on arrival.


Flanders and Swann were a British comedy duo. Actor and singer Michael Flanders and composer, pianist, and lyricist Donald Swann collaborated in writing and performing comic songs. They first worked together at a school revue in 1939 and eventually wrote over a hundred comic songs together.



Two Blokes and a Piano, acknowledged as leading exponents of Flanders & Swann, bring you such favourites as The Hippopotamus Song, The London Omnibus, The Gnu and many others.  With additional songs by Stilgoe and Skellern plus Kit and the Widow.  


The dementia specialist nurses recruited, trained and supported by Dementia UK are called “Admiral Nurses”, a name coined by the family who first set the charity up following the experience they went through with a close family member who was known as “Admiral Joe” due to his love of sailing. Honiton has identified a real need and is working towards raising £150K for its own Admiral Nurse. Admiral Nurses are highly skilled registered nurses who have specialised in dementia care. Their unique background and experience enables Admiral Nurses to work together with families and complimentary to local health and social care services. Please support the cause by joining us for this fabulous show.


Tickets £10 (seated)

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Saturday 18 Nov 20177:30pm Book Now

Mawkin

Mawkin
Down Among The Dead Men Tour

Supported by Nick Hart - English folk singer, guitarist, melodeon and concertina player

Mawkin is one of brit-folks brightest new guns: a blistering 5-piece band fusing folk, blues and rock. On the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene with all the verve and mystique of ancient folk music traditions from across the globe.

Rousing songs of rebellion are sung by brothers David Delarre (Eliza Carthy, Tred) and fiddler James Delarre (Saul Rose & James Delarre, Topette) all underpinned by the virtuosic bellowing of Nick Cooke’s melodeon (Kate Rusby, Jim Moray) and a solid rhythm section with Danny Crump on Bass and Lee Richardson (Diverted, Extreme Music) on Drums.

**** Invigorating, Highly Inventive – Q Magazine

**** Unapologetically Energetic – Songlines Magazine

**** Gutsy, Impressive, Exquisite – The Guardian

Visit Mawkin's website

Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door (seated)

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Friday 24 Nov 20178:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: The Philadelphia Story (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: The Philadelphia Story

Director: George Cukor

Story by: Philip Barry

Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart, John Howard


This classic romantic comedy focuses on Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), a Philadelphia socialite who has split from her husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), due both to his drinking and to her overly demanding nature. As Tracy prepares to wed the wealthy George Kittredge (John Howard), she crosses paths with both Dexter and prying reporter Macaulay Connor (James Stewart). Unclear about her feelings for all three men, Tracy must decide whom she truly loves.


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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Thursday 30 Nov 20172:00pm Book Now

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

DAVID MYNNE performs Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Joy to all mankind... Bah!

Spend an evening in the company of a mean, tight-fisted, squeezing, grasping, clutching old miser. Bah!

Watch horrified as Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by four creepy ghosts (wooo-oooh) each one more terrifying than the last. Bah!

Sob at the bedside of a tiny, malnourished child riven with rickets. Bah!

Yes, the team that brought you Great Expectations, Dracula and The Odyssey will now take you on a grim journey through the dark, dismal streets of Victorian London, where Ignorance and Want cower together...

...and hopefully a few laughs. Bah!

Celebrate the festive season with a mesmerising one-man performance of Charles Dickens' timeless, transformative story: A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Bah! Bah!

David Mynne is a founder member of Cornwall’s legendary Kneehigh Theatre.


The show is 75min plus 15 min interval.

Suitable for adults and children age 8+


Tickets Adults: £8/ Student/Child: £6 Family of 4: £22

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Friday 1 Dec 20177:30pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

Choreography:        Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov

Music:                Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Designer:        Julia Trevelyan Oman

Performed by:        The Royal Ballet

Conductor:        Boris Gruzin

The Sugar Plum Fairy:        Lauren Cuthbertson


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.


The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure.


Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores.


THE PERFORMANCE LASTS ABOUT 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL



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



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Tuesday 5 Dec 20177:15pm Book Now

Police Dog Hogan

Police Dog Hogan
If you read the Guardian or the Daily Telegraph or if you travel with Rough Guides or watch TV ads then you probably know several of this extraordinary band. Tim Dowling (banjo) writes a very popular & totally hilarious, weekly column in the Guardian’s Saturday supplement while the other Tim (Jepson mandolin) is a former Telegraph travel columnist with several Rough Guides to his credit and affable and entirely eccentric frontman James Studholme runs one of the country’s leading film production co's and produced that wonderful John Lewis Christmas ad. Together, this group of London media friends got together out of a joint love of American music.

Police Dog Hogan, first formed in 2009, has evolved over the years into a tight-knit eight-piece band combining guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, accordion, trumpet, keyboards, bass and drums to create an exuberant fusing of country, pop, folk and rocking bluegrass.

The band regularly plays to sell-out audiences up and down the country. After more than 300 live shows they’ve become a serious and ambitious musical venture that marries a devotion to touring and the presentation of consummate live performances with an utter dedication to song writing and recording.

Police Dog Hogan are:
James Studholme - lead vocals, guitar
Eddie Bishop - violin
Tim Dowling - banjo
Tim Jepson - mandolin
Don Bowen - bass
Michael Giri - drums
Shahen Galichian - accordion, harmonica
Emily Norris - trumpet

"One of our favourite new bands" The Telegraph

“Wonderful!” BBC Radio 2

"Police Dog Hogan were good – actually, they were excellent." The Sunday Times

“One of my bands to watch – great songs, great musicians, and their live shows are really, really good fun.” DJ Johnnie Walker

Tickets: £15 (seated) Doors open 7.30pm

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Friday 8 Dec 20178:00pm Book Now

The Albion Christmas Band

The Albion Christmas Band

Specially formed for the festive period and featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings (Fairport Convention), this show takes you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain: an evening of traditional English Christmas music, dancing and celebration.


'The perfect antidote to the corporate Christmas' (The Guardian)


'The Albion Christmas Band take the audience deep into Britain's winter festival with visions of frosty mornings, a rejoicing Earth, burning logs and berries' (Reuters).


See more info at albionchristmas.co.uk


Tickets: £19 (seated)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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Sunday 10 Dec 20177:30pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: White Christmas (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: White Christmas

Music composed by: Irving Berlin

Screenplay: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank, Norman Krasna

Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen


1954 Romantic Comedy. Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys' commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what's the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that's sure to put Waverly and his business in the black!


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 22 Dec 20172:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: The Italian Job (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: The Italian Job

Director: Peter Collinson

Screenplay: Troy Kennedy Martin

Music composed by: Quincy Jones

Stars: Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill


1969 classic heist movie. As the Mini Coopers rock from side to side along a sewage tunnel, with £4 million in gold bullion in their boots and Quincy Jones's infectious score swinging away in the background, ask yourself this: is there a film - certainly a British film - that delivers a greater infusion of pure joy than The Italian Job?


The cast of this chirpily patriotic movie is led by Michael Caine, reprising his Alfie persona as Charlie Croker, a dollybird-friendly criminal who inherits a plan to rob the FIAT factory in Turin by causing the world's largest traffic jam.

But if Caine embodies Sixties cool, his presence is deliciously counterbalanced by the old-world charm of Noël Coward as Mr Bridger, the urbane, royalty-obsessed crimelord who treats his prison as his castle.


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 26 Jan 20182:00pm Book Now

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Honiton Community Theatre Company return to The Beehive following ‘Aladdin’, last year’s sell-out pantomime success. This year, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the fairest panto in all the land.


The magical land of Honiton is ruled by the evil Queen Caligula. She discovers that when Snow White comes of age, she will steal the crown of the most beautiful in all the land and sends her henchmen to take care of her. Escaping from Queen Caligula’s evil grip, Snow White finds safe haven with seven small friends in the forest, but when Queen Caligula finds out she vows to destroy Snow White once and for all.


Can Prince Frederick save the day? Will our two fairies’ magic be enough? Will Dame Dolly Dumpling keep her dog under control?


Join us for rip-roaring routines, outrageous costumes, stunning sets and chart-topping hits. Snow White is the perfect family adventure this February Half Term. Last year, we sold 97% of tickets, so book early to avoid disappointment.


“Effervescent production with a lavish touch and oodles of fun.” (NODA on Aladdin, 2017)


Director: Shaun Bonetta

Choreographer: Chloe Pottinger

Musical Director: Ian Crew


Tickets: Adult £10, Under 16 £8
Early bird offer - 20% off all children’s tickets before 1 Jan 2018


Accessible seating is available by calling the box office 01404 384050

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Nostalgic Cinema: Brigadoon (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Brigadoon

Director: Vincente Minnelli

Music composed by: Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, Conrad Salinger

Stars: Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse



1954 Fantasy romance MGM Musical. Tommy Albright (Gene Kelly) and Jeff Douglas (Van Johnson), two American pals on a Scottish hunting trip, get lost in the woods and come upon the magical village of Brigadoon. Rising out of the Scottish mist only once every 100 years, and only for one day, Brigadoon is an enchanted place where life is simpler and easier, untouched by the worries of the modern world. When Tommy falls for beautiful villager Fiona Campbell (Cyd Charisse), he must decide whether to stay or to return to his life.


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 Feb 20182:00pm Book Now

Alun Cochrane – Alunish Cochranish

Alun Cochrane – Alunish Cochranish

Grumpy-joyful, silly-serious stand-up.


Jokes, ideas and (possibly) movement will all be deployed for your amusement during this show.


As seen on blah blah and blah, and heard on various funny radio shows.


Tickets: £12.50

Recommended age 16+

Doors Open 7.30pm

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Saturday 3 Mar 20188:00pm Book Now

ROH Live: Bernstein Centenary

ROH Live: Bernstein Centenary

NEW WAYNE MCGREGOR I THE AGE OF ANXIETY

NEW CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

THREE BALLETS


Choreography:        Wayne McGregor

Music:                Leonard Bernstein

Conductor:        Koen Kessels

Orchestra:        Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from the Company’s three associate choreographers, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.


Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music.



The performance lasts about 3 hours, including two intervals


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

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Tuesday 27 Mar 20187:15pm Book Now

Royal Opera Live: Macbeth

Royal Opera Live: Macbeth

Director:        Phyllida Lloyd

Designer:        Anthony Ward

Music:                Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor:        Antonio Pappano

Macbeth:        Željko Lučić


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


Verdi’s opera inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy is conducted by Antonio Pappano, with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.


The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts.


Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist Francesco Maria Piave Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.



The performance lasts about 3 hours 20 minutes, including one interval.


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

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Wednesday 4 Apr 20187:15pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Manon

Royal Ballet Live: Manon

Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.


Choreography:        Kenneth MacMillan

Music:                Jules Massenet

Conductor:        Martin Yates

Orchestra:        Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.


Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece of modern ballet is revived this Season as part of continuing celebrations of MacMillan’s profound impact on British ballet, to mark the 25th anniversary of his death.


Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist.


Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel by Abbé Prévost, already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. Renowned dance musician Leighton Lucas and his assistant Hilda Gaunt provided a score drawn from across Massenet’s music, including his famous yearning Elégie as the theme for the lovers. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles of Manon and Des Grieux danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance.



The performance lasts about 2 hours 35 minutes, including two intervals


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



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Thursday 3 May 20187:30pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake

Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake

CHOREOGRAPHY MARIUS PETIPA AND LEVIVANOV

ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY LIAM SCARLETT AND FREDERICK ASHTON

MUSIC PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY


The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.


Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.Prince Siegfried chances upon a fl ock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s fi rst ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.



The performance lasts about 3 hours, including two intervals.


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




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Tuesday 12 Jun 20187:15pm Book Now

6 Hands: John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan, guitars

6 Hands: John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan, guitars

After many years of playing together John Williams and John Etheridge are joined by classical guitarist and composer Gary Ryan in a wonderful, varied programme of solos, duos and trios. All pieces will be introduced by the players.


John Williams


Legendary classical guitar maestro whose repertoire ranges from the standard Baroque and Spanish classics to more innovative contemporary works. Born in Melbourne, Australia, he was taught the instrument by his father and went on to study music at the Royal College of Music in London. He has since toured many countries playing solo and with orchestras. He has also appeared regularly on radio and television - and his music is familiar to many film-goers, most notably The Deerhunter (Cavatina). He has collaborated with many outstanding musicians, including Julian Bream, Itzhak Perlman, Andre Previn, Cleo Laine and John Dankworth. The complete collection of his 58 CD’s (and one DVD) for Sony/CBS was issued in 2016. In 2007 he was presented with an Edison lifetime achievement award.


'John Williams is the undisputed king of the classical guitar' (The Times).



John Etheridge


One of the world's most respected guitarists, John Etheridge's music spans a myriad of styles and influences. The guitarist for the celebrated jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli, Etheridge has performed as one half of a duo with the eminent classical guitarist, John Williams and has also performed with Soft Machine, Pat Metheny, Andy Summers and Nigel Kennedy.


'I never wanted to be a star, just a highly respected musician like John Etheridge' (Sting in The Guardian).


Gary Ryan


Gary Ryan is one of the world’s leading exponents of the guitar and has performed to international critical acclaim for over twenty years, winning praise for his formidable technique, outstanding musicianship and entertainingly diverse programmes.


In 2013 he became the first guitarist since John Williams in 1983 to be awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Music in recognition of his contribution to the instrument, and only the fourth guitarist ever to receive this honour -  other recipients being Andrés Segovia and Julian Bream.


His celebrated guitar compositions (regularly broadcast on Classic FM) have broadened the instrument’s appeal by combining traditional classical guitar technique with more contemporary styles and a rich variety of musical influences from around the world. His solo work, Benga Beat, was premièred to great acclaim in 2011 and can be seen on YouTube in HD, alongside other performances of his own compositions and works by Dowland, Bach, and Piazzolla.


Tickets: £25 (seated)
Accessible seating is available by calling the box office 01404 384050

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Friday 15 Jun 20187:30pm Book Now