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Phil Beer & Sound of the Sirens

Phil Beer & Sound of the Sirens

Phil Beer together with Sound of the Sirens in a Special Double Header event.


When given the opportunity to be together for this unique evening of music Phil, Abbe and Hannah leapt at the opportunity and they are all very much looking forward to it.


Phil is one half of folk supergroup Show Of Hands and is in much demand as a multi-instrumentalist and producer and has been described by the Guardian as 'where Steve Earle and Richard Thompson collide'. He was nominated for the coveted Musician of the Year title in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. He is perhaps best known as a top-flight fiddler, but his skills don't stop there: he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitars, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing his rich and remarkable vocals. All are songs and music of memory and significance, sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style and interjected with musings and amusings to an almost personal audience.


Phil will open the show and comes to the Beehive as part of the 'So Much to Choose From'  2020 Tour.  The solo shows for 2020 will be the last time Phil undertakes such a large number of performances and aim to encapsulate the last 40 years of his songs and music.


He will then be joined on stage by Sound of the Sirens and part of the show will be them making music together.


Sound Of The Sirens are Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood. They combine agile guitar-playing, soaring harmonies and lyrical, heartfelt songwriting to make lushly melodic music. They  released the critically acclaimed album This Time in early 2019 on independent label DMF Records. In Spring 2020 they will be playing a number of headline shows before playing festivals throughout the Summer.


“’This Time’ is a collection of moments, emotions, challenges and stories,” say the duo. “We’ve collected lyrics, melodies and ideas from the past couple of years for this project. We created this album last winter in an isolated barn in Wales with only guitars, a piano, wine and the dogs for company. The themes of time, love, loss, perseverance, hope and clarity are intertwined in these songs.”


Abbe & Hannah are very much looking forward to working with Phil again:-


"We are so excited to be sharing the evening with Phil Beer. He is always so lovely to work with. We managed to share a stage at Exeter Respect a couple of years ago and then borrowed his skills at Cottingham Folk Festival. Fingers crossed we get to play a few songs with him again this time.

We can't wait x"


The last part of the evening will be Sound of the Sirens on their own.


Saturday 13 June 2020 performance has been rescheduled to Friday 26 February 2021. If you have pre-booked tickets, they will be valid for the new date.


Tickets: £21 General Admission - Allocated seating

Ticket price includes £1 admin fee

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

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Saturday 13 Jun 20207:30pm Book Now (Call Box Office)

ROH Live: Elektra (12A)

ROH Live: Elektra

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy with Nina Stemme in the title role.


This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.


Sung in German with English subtitles.


Cast & Creatives

Music:- Richard Strauss

Libretto:- Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Conductor:- Antonio Pappano

Director:- Christof Loy

Elektra:- Nina Stemme

Chrysothemis:- Sara Jakubiak

Klytämnestra:- Karita Mattila

The Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House



Approximate running time is about 2 hours.


Tickets: Adult £17, Student £11

Ticket price includes £1 admin fee

Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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Thursday 18 Jun 20207:45pm Book Now (Call Box Office)

Far From the Madding Crowd.

Far From the Madding Crowd.

BRISTOL OLD VIC THEATRE SCHOOL - West Country Tour


By Thomas Hardy

Adapted by Mark Healy

Directed by Paul Chesterton

Designed by Max Dorey


We are delighted to be welcoming back the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, their productions are always a firm favourite here at the Beehive and this will be no exception.


Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of Bathsheba Everdene. Having inherited her father’s farm, Bathsheba finds herself playing mistress in a man’s world. She is pursued by three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching wilfulness; the handsome and reckless Sergeant Troy; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and obsessive landowner. But are any of them a match for the independent and spirited Bathsheba?


This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.


'Haunting...brooding...smouldering...dynamic drama’ – The Guardian


This amateur production of ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ is presented by special arrangement with Nick Hern Books.


Tickets: Adult £16, Student £13

Ticket price includes £1 admin fee

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

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Friday 19 Jun 20207:30pm Book Now (Call Box Office)

NT Live: Leopoldstadt (12A)

NT Live: Leopoldstadt

Leopoldstadt

A new play by Tom Stoppard

Directed by Patrick Marber


Regarded as ‘Britain’s greatest living playwright’ (The Times), Academy and Tony Award-winner Tom Stoppard’s (Shakespeare in Love, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) critically acclaimed new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance. The play has been widely praised by the critics and has received an Olivier Award nomination for Best New Play.


At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann Merz, a factory owner and baptised Jew now married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world. The play tells the story of the Merz’s. We follow his family’s story across half a century, passing through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. A company of 40 actors represent each generation of the family in this epic, but intimate play.


Marking 75 years since the end of World War II, ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece is magnificent’ (Independent) and should not be missed

  

This performance has been filmed live in front of an audience at the Wyndham's Theatre in London’s West End.


★★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece. Magnificent.’ - Independent

★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard’s new masterwork is an early contender for play of the year.’  - Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard delivers an unforgettable play from the heart.’ - Telegraph

★★★★ ‘Devastatingly moving’ - Jewish Chronicle

★★★★ ‘Stoppard’s back at his most personal. A glittering triumph.’ - Daily Mail

★★★★ ‘Breathtaking, the work of a master’ - Time Out

★★★★ ‘Adrian Scarborough has never been better.’ - Independent


Tickets: Adult £16, Student £13

Ticket price includes £1 admin fee

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

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Thursday 25 Jun 20207:00pm Book Now

Johnny Cash Revisited.

Johnny Cash Revisited.

A Tribute to the Legendary 'Man in Black'.


Johnny Cash Revisited is a musical rollercoaster of classic Country, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rockabilly music!


Rick McKay and special guest Jodie McKay pay tribute to Johnny Cash and June Carter with the fabulous live band, Starkville, to bring you an exciting and fun show packed full of great music from the 'Man in Black' and his musical friends!


Hear all the classics from “Hey Porter”, “I Walk The Line”, “Ring Of Fire” and “Folsom Prison Blues”, to “A Boy Named Sue”, “San Quentin”, “Sunday Morning Coming Down”, “One Piece At A Time” and the incredibly powerful “Hurt”.


“Rick McKay and Starkville are doing an excellent job of keeping Johnny's music alive and well in the UK and for that we are extremely grateful” - WS 'Fluke' Holland who was Johnny's drummer in The Tennessee Three and who has played with Starkville.


"I would recommend this show to anyone from die hard old Johnny Cash fans to newcomers who want to hear the real deal" - Dave Roe who was the bassist with The Tennessee Three.


With such high praise from two original band members, this is a show not to be missed!


Saturday 27 June performance has been rescheduled to Friday 23 October. If you have pre-booked tickets, they will be valid for the new date.


Tickets: £20 General Admission, £15 for Under 18s - Allocated Seating

Ticket price includes £1 admin fee

Accessible seating available by conacting the Box Office


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Saturday 27 Jun 20207:30pm Book Now (Call Box Office)