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Fox & Rabbit's Idiot's Guide to The Owl & The Pussycat

Fox & Rabbit's Idiot's Guide to The Owl & The Pussycat
Adventures in a pea green boat

Join the wayward Reynard. H. Fox and his reluctant sidekick Rabbit as they meander their inelegant way around the world of the Owl and the Pussycat in their beautiful pea-green boat.

Dodge the jellyfish in the deep blue sea, climb the giant bong-tree to meet the spirit who dwells within and journey with them to find the allusive and mythical shilling.

Aided by a rockabilly hog (Elvis Pigsley), a Compass Fish and a somewhat melodramatic turkey - can Fox and Rabbit get the Owl and Pussycat to the hill on time to finally tie the knot?

The MakeShift Ensemble bring a sense of adventure and humour to this wonderful retelling of Edward Lear's classic nonsense poem, brought to life with puppetry and live music . Bring your imaginations and your runcible spoons and be entertained whatever your age.

This production proudly supports The Bee Cause on behalf of Friends of the Earth

Tickets: Adult £8, Child £5, Family of four £20

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Thursday 25 Aug 20165:30pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Roman Holiday (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Roman Holiday
Audrey Hepburn dazzles in her first Hollywood role as a princess who sneaks away from her entourage and meets up with a reporter (Gregory Peck).

Highly entertaining, hopelessly romantic and beautiful scenery.

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 Aug 20162:00pm Book Now

Elvis & Nixon (15)

Elvis & Nixon
Director: Liza Johnson
Stars: Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer

On the morning of 21st December 1970 the world’s biggest star, Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon) arrived on the White House lawn to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey).

Elvis & Nixon tells the astounding true story of this meeting between two men at the height of their powers.

Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50

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Friday 26 Aug 20167:30pm Book Now

ChickLit (15)

ChickLit
Director: Tony Britten
Stars: John Hurt, Eileen Atkins, Christian McKay, Miles Jupp, Dakota Blue Richards, Caroline Catz

Take a dash of Ealing comedy; stir in a soupcon of contemporary issues such as village pubs forced to close and the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' phenomenon; season with a stellar cast of much loved household names and the resulting confection? ChickLit, a new independent British comedy.

The pub where four friends meet each week to play dominoes is set to close and the players decide to group write an erotic novel in a slightly quixotic attempt to raise money and save it. When a pair of eccentric literary agents (pitch perfect performances from Eileen Atkins and John Hurt) find the writers a publisher they realise they have a problem - no one is going to read a 'chick lit' novel written by four blokes!

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Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16s £5.50

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Friday 2 Sep 20167:30pm Book Now

Matthew Bourne's The Car Man (12A)

Matthew Bourne's The Car Man
An encore screening, originally filmed live at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre in August 2015.

A sensational new dance event for cinemas from the internationally acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne and his Dance Company New Adventures, The Car Man is loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera (CARMEN) and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in classical music, brilliantly arranged by Terry Davies. The familiar 19th Century Spanish cigarette factory becomes a greasy garage-diner in 1960’s America where the dreams and passions of a small-town are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger. Fuelled by heat and desire, the inhabitants are driven into an unstoppable spiral of greed, lust, betrayal and revenge. Lez Brotherston’s epic design, Chris Davey’s evocative lighting and Matthew Bourne’s vivid storytelling take in a wealth of cinematic references, creating a powerful and uncompromising vision of small-town America.

CREDITS

Cast

Dino Alfano, owner of Dino's diner and garage Alan Vincent
Lana, his wife Zizi Strallen
Rita, her younger sister Kate Lyons
Angelo, a hired help Dominic North
Luca, a drifter Christopher Trenfield

Dancers from the New Adventures company

Production

Director & Choreographer – Matthew Bourne
Set & Costume Design – Lez Brotherston
Lighting Designer – Chris Davey
Sound Designer – Paul Groothuis
Music – Terry Davies

Tickets: Adult £10, Student/Child £8

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Saturday 3 Sep 20167:30pm Book Now

Maggie's Plan (15)

Maggie's Plan
Director: Rebecca Miller
Stars: Stars: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore

A delightfully funny and cleverly interweaving story of mis-matched relationship.

Maggie's plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John, a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant and impossible Georgette.

But one daughter and three years later, Maggie is out of love and in a quandary: what do you do when you suspect your man and his ex wife are actually perfect for each other?

Tickets: Adult £6.50, U16 £5.50

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Friday 9 Sep 20167:30pm Book Now

India Electric Co.

India Electric Co.
**** "Bursting with invention and full of surprises." - The Telegraph

**** "Their reeling, spinning sound corroborates the content of their songs which appear to be describing a life alive with motion. They are altogether a good thing, busy as rush hour but full of light." - The Independent on Sunday

Sometimes folk, sometimes not. India Electric Company travel through Eastern European themes, gypsy jazz and Irish reels to end up with something "quirky and glittery - a veritable musical magpie's nest." - Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3

In March 2015 they released their debut album The Girl I Left Behind Me and are currently supporting and accompanying Midge Ure on the extensive Breathe Again tour throughout Europe.

They've recently found themselves performing live sessions on BBC Radio 2, 6 Music, and Glastonbury Festival.

"Gorgeous legs." - Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2

www.indiaelectricco.com

Tickets: £10
Support Act: Ergo Schmidt from 7.30pm

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Saturday 10 Sep 20168:00pm Book Now

Mr Jéan

Mr Jéan
Bathed in neon lights and advocating fashion which should have been banned long ago, 'Mr Jèan' are the go to band for tight dance grooves, outrageous style and all out fun.

From forgotten 70's Disco classics, to 90's French House and Pop into the modern day, Mr Jèan will take you on a dance-floor journey until the only thing you have left is a sense of elation and cheer.

If you've been deprived of serious night of dancing, let Mr Jèan cure you.

Tickets: Adult £8, Under 18 £6

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Friday 16 Sep 20168:00pm Book Now

Jason Bourne (12A)

Jason Bourne
Director: Paul Greengrass
Writers: Paul Greengrass, Christopher Rouse , Robert Ludlum
Stars: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles

Years ago, ‘Jason Bourne’ dismantled the Treadstone programme and brought those in charge to justice. Then he disappeared. Now, he’s resurfaced onto the global stage – but no one knows why.

He remembers everything about his past, but that doesn’t mean he knows anything about the future. The world is at war, and it needs the perfect weapon. It’s time for Bourne to come back.

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass return to the ‘Jason Bourne’ franchise after nearly ten years away. You know his name, but you still don’t know the whole story.

Tickets: Adult £6.50, Under 16 £5.50

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Saturday 17 Sep 20167:30pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: High Society (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: High Society
Director: Charles Walters
Stars: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra

The rich are generally different. But in matters of the heart, they're just as scatterbrained as the rest of us. Heiress Tracy Lord (Grace Kelly) is engaged to one man (John Lund), attracted to another (Frank Sinatra) and, just maybe, in love again with her ex-husband (Bing Crosby) in this effervescent musical reinvention of Philip Barry's play The Philadelphia Story featuring an endlessly delightful Cole Porter score.

Among High Society's high points: Sinatra and Celeste Holm ask Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Crosby and Kelly share True Love, Der Bingle and Ol' Blue Eyes swing-swing-swingle Well, Did You Evah? and Crosby and Louis "Satchmo"; Armstrong jive with Now You Has Jazz. Yes, indeedy, we has!.

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 Sep 20162:00pm Book Now

The Carer (15)

The Carer
Director: János Edelényi
Stars: Brian Cox, Anna Chancellor, Emilia Fox, Coco König

A magnificent Brian Cox plays an ageing acting legend.

Brian Cox is at his theatrical best in this enjoyably mannered comedy drama, starring as Sir Michael Gifford, a retired Shakespearean actor suffering from Parkinson’s that has left him frustrated and gloriously grumpy, at his country manor.

His family insists he has a carer and his daughter Sophia has one last try with Dorrottya, a Hungarian refugee with a burning desire: to make it on the English stage.

However, her appearance places a strain on the relationship between Sir Michael and the housekeeper to whom he was once romantically attached.

Tickets: Adult £6.50, Under 16 £5.50

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Friday 23 Sep 20167:30pm Book Now

Comedy: Birthday Girls

Comedy: Birthday Girls
Party legends of the South West assemble! After the success of their 2014 smash-hit, sell-out show Party Vibes, Birthday Girls are back with a nips-out, body-rocking sketch show "Sh!t Hot Party Legends" that will leave you pumped and ready for a night out.

‘This is joy’ ***** (Skinny).

"The sketches themselves are jaw-achingly funny: often surreal, often a bit rude, always joyous, infectious and inclusive... it's frankly, criminal that Birthday Girls haven’t been given a TV series yet" NME

Birthday Girls are Beattie Edmondson (the funny one), Rose Johnson (the funny one) and Camille Ucan (the funny one).

They have featured on BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama, BBC1’s Absolutely Fabulous and ITV2’s @elevenish.

www.birthdaygirlscomedy.com

@BdayGirlsComedy

Age 16+ contains naughty language!

Tickets: £8 in advance, £10 on the door

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Saturday 24 Sep 20168:00pm Book Now

FLATS & SHARPS

FLATS & SHARPS
Support act to be confirmed.

Hailing from Cornwall, Flats and Sharps blur the lines between Bluegrass, Folk, Country & Pop, and have gained recognition for performing their own highly original songs as well as their renditions of Bluegrass classics.

These five incredible young musicians honed their skills in 350 live performances over nearly five years charming and wowing audiences along the way.

“…effortlessly entertaining …sublime five part harmonies …the pace of their performance is breathtaking – I recommend seeing Flats and Sharps at the earliest opportunity.” Mark Ellen Radio 2 magazine.

Tickets: £10 (seated)

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Saturday 8 Oct 20168:00pm Book Now

Sweet Black Angels

Sweet Black Angels
Support act to be confirmed

Sweet Black Angels will be returning to play in their hometown after recently supporting the likes of The Specials, Alabama 3, The Pogues and The Levellers. They've also played at the O2 in London at Noel Gallagher's aftershow party!

After the success of their last visit to the Beehive, the lads are looking to put on another stomping night!!!

Tickets: £7 (Standing)

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Saturday 15 Oct 20167:00pm Book Now (Standing)

BRANAGH THEATRE LIVE: THE ENTERTAINER (12A)

BRANAGH THEATRE LIVE: THE ENTERTAINER
Branagh Theatre Live – Cinema Broadcasts

The Entertainer by John Osborne
Cast includes Kenneth Branagh, Jonah Hauer-King, Sophie McShera, and Greta Scacchi

Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborne's modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment.

Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as the unforgettable Archie Rice.

The Entertainer will be the final production for Plays at the Garrick season. Staring Kenneth Branagh and Greta Scacchi the play is sure to be another incredible cinema broadcast.

Tickets: Adult £14.50, U16 £11.50 Students £11.50

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Thursday 27 Oct 20167:00pm Book Now

Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
For one night only!

Experience opera like you've never seen before, as Pop-Up Opera take to the stage with this incredibly fast-paced comical farce in their adaptation of this much loved score. Witness razor-sharp timing as the ever resourceful barber, Figaro, tries to help the young Count Almaviva win the hand of the beautiful Rosina out of love rather than for his wealth. Soon the pair set about to produce many disguises for the count, and thus the farce ensues…!

Rossini's famous opera buffa is brought to life by the critically acclaimed Pop-Up Opera, sung in Italian with English captions.

Pop-up Opera is an innovative professional touring opera company dedicated to making opera enjoyable and inviting, without losing the quality of musical performance. They broaden the appeal of opera and challenge the way it's traditionally performed, by taking it into unusual spaces and making it fun, fresh and intimate.

Reviews

"A two-hour explosion of beautiful music, top-class singing, and exceptional acting... I honestly cannot imagine anyone, of any age or class or tastes, who would have been bored or unmoved." The Times

"If any group can make opera converts, this one can" Broadway Baby

"Basically, book tickets now" The Public Reviews

"There can be no better introduction than a Pop-up Opera production" The Daily Express

"They're serious about opera but know opera isn't always serious" Performance Reviewed

"Discard any preconceptions you have of opera as Pop-up Opera is putting the fun back into the art form" West End Wilma ***

"a serious commitment to musical standards... along with a personality of its own that reminds you that opera, inter alia, can actually be quite fun." Opera Now Magazine *****

Tickets: £18, Students & U16s £12

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Friday 28 Oct 20167:30pm Book Now

Mawkin

Mawkin
Support act to be confirmed

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

Doors open 7pm Tickets: £12 in advance, £14 on the door

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Sunday 30 Oct 20167:30pm Book Now

An intimate evening with Jo Harman - Voice & Piano tour

An intimate evening with Jo Harman - Voice & Piano tour
Recently voted 'Female Vocalist of the Year' at the British Blues Awards, Jo is an original British singer-songwriter/bandleader whose work is broadly influenced by blues, gospel, soul, country and rock.

This very special, intimate, show will feature soulful, compelling performances featuring not only 'bare-to-the-bone' versions of Jo's own songs but also her own take on songs that mean something special to her.

Jo Harman is, of course, an award winning vocalist and successful international touring artist who has performed at some of Europe's most prestigious venues. The Daily Mirror called her 'the finest female soul blues vocalist in the UK' and Huey Morgan said on his Radio 2 programme "sometimes you hear a voice that leaves you speechless...I am".

She is widely recognised as one of the finest vocalists of her kind to emerge in Europe over recent years, and has the CV, touring schedule and industry admirers to back it up.

"'Mesmeric ....barely a dry eye in the house....Harman, in barest form, has that rare ability to tap into people's souls' National Radio 6 (Netherlands)

You won't be disappointed.

Tickets: £12.50 in advance or £15 on the door.

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Saturday 12 Nov 20167:30pm Book Now

Clive Carroll Guitar Workshop

Clive Carroll Guitar Workshop
Ragtime & Percussive Guitar Workshop

Two of the most popular acoustic guitar styles! Come along and learn how to play a classic Ragtime bass line and melody, at the same time.

We will also have some fun discovering the percussive possibilities of the acoustic guitar which have been made famous by such artists as Newton Faulkner and Tommy Emmanuel!

This is not suitable for beginners but would be of maximum benefit to those who have a minimum of two years experience. Bring your guitar!!

Tickets: £15 and £10 for students. Numbers will be limited to 15.

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Saturday 3 Dec 20163:00pm Book Now

Clive Carroll

Clive Carroll
"Probably the best and most original acoustic guitar player and composer in Great Britain" - Acoustic Magazine USA

Guitar phenomenon Clive Carroll’s masterful compositions and arrangements, coupled with his versatility and unparalleled technical virtuosity, have rendered him one of today’s most admired and respected guitarists.

This will be an inspirational evening of Spanish guitar classics, Originals, Medieval lute music, Delta blues & hints of Chet Atkins and Django Reinhardt all played by the World-Class guitarist.

"Stunning!" - MOJO

"...totally mastery of just about every guitar technique imaginable" - Guitar Techniques Magazine

www.clivecarroll.co.uk

Tickets: £10

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Saturday 3 Dec 20167:30pm Book Now