Actors of Dionysis, Antigone | Saturday 7 October 7.30pm

ANITGONE_SLIDE_DRONES

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Show time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Full Price £14, Concessions £12 (TF discount applies)

Running time: 1hour 20 minutes (no interval) followed by Q&A

Age restriction 14+

 

A brother condemned to walk forever in the shadow of death.

A family teetering on the brink of catastrophe.

A world where one girl dares to take a stand.

This blistering new adaptation sees Sophocles’ tragedy re-imagined in a dystopian landscape, where fate is written in code and where drones flock across the skies. Brought to life by innovative theatre company Actors of Dionysus, this production combines bold ideas with passionate and visceral physical theatre.

“Let nothing stop you from seeing them” The Times

Reviews of Helen 2016:

“Astonishing and unforgettable… this is a highly, highly recommended production” Fringe Review

“Helen is an inspired piece of theatre meticulously presented”

★★★★ The Argus

Arena Theatre’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead | Saturday 14 October 7.30pm

Rosencraft

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Show time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Full Price £14, Concessions £12 (TF discount applies)

Running time: 2hours plus interval

Directed by Grae Westgate with permission from Samuel French

Back on the road again and this time celebrating the 50th anniversary, Bournemouth based Arena Theatre presents Tom Stoppard’s seminal work.  Absurd and existential, funny and plain weird, the play expands upon the exploits of the titular two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet.  

The action takes place mainly ‘in the wings’ of the Bard’s greatest work, with brief appearances of major characters from Hamlet who enact fragments of the original’s scenes.  Always willing to explore the more challenging plays, Arena Theatre boasts Sir Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, Wolf Hall) and playwright, Jez Butterworth  (Jerusalem, The Ferryman, Mojo) as two of their Patrons.

Britain’s Got Talent Winner Lance Corporal Richard Jones, Power of Imagination Tour | Friday 20 October 7.30pm

Richard Jones

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Show time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Full Price £15 Concessions £13

Suitable for all ages.

Running time: 1hour 20 minutes (approx) plus interval

Richard is the only Magician ever to WIN Britain’s Got Talent. He is a World-Class Celebrity Magician, Mentalist and Mind Reader who can be seen entertaining at Corporate Events, Private Events and in Theatres all around the world.

Do you want to motivate, innovate or simply entertain? Richard Jones has a stylish performance which is engaging and entertaining on every level.  Whether it be a champagne reception, a dining extravaganza to impress new clients or to entertain on stage during a conference, Richard will provide a unique experience, ensuring that your event is never forgotten!

“Oh my goodness, Richard. That was so incredible, poignant, noble, brilliantly British” – ALESHA DIXON

“I really really want to see you in the final. The whole nation is behind you…it’s not a trick, it’s magic.” – AMANDA HOLDEN

“You, sir, are a wizard. That has to be magic.” – SIMON COWELL 

”Absolutely Mind Boggling!” – PRINCE CHARLES

Puppet State Theatre: Leaf by Niggle | Friday 10 November 7.30pm

Leaf by Niggle

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Show time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Full Price £12 Concessions £10 (TF Discount applies)

Running time: 75 minutes (approx) plus interval

 

Niggle is a painter. Not a very successful one, partly because he has so many other things to do. For some time he has been obsessed with one particular canvas – a curious picture of a tree with a vast landscape stretching out behind it. The painting keeps getting bigger and bigger, but Niggle has a journey to make …

In 1939 Tolkien was despairing of ever bringing his great work The Lord of the Rings to a conclusion. One morning he woke up with the story Leaf by Niggle complete in his mind and wrote it down. This poignant story, about an artist on a curious journey, is often seen as an allegory of the writer’s own creative process and life.

Surrounded by ladders, bicycles, easels and heirlooms, Richard Medrington (Jean from The Man Who Planted Trees) recounts Tolkien’s miniature masterpiece, with a soundtrack composed by Karine Polwart and Michael John McCarthy.

Keith James. The Songs of Nick Drake | Friday 17 November 8pm

NICK DRAKE BLANKET PHOTO

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Show time: 8pm

Tickets: Full Price £14, Concessions £12

Running time: 2 hours + interval 

Keith James: A haunting and immaculately crafted concert

The Songs of Nick Drake

This concert begins with an introductory set of timeless songs by brilliant songwriters – all contemporary with Nick Drake.

Richard Thompson, Roy Harper, Sandy Denny, Al Stewart, Vashti Bunyan, John Martyn, Bridget St John and Bert Jansch.

Also featured are two poems by William Blake which Keith has set to guitar arrangements based on Nick’s unique style.

Nick Drake is the most revered and loved of all this country’s singer/songwriters. He recorded three cherished Albums between 1969 and 1972 but was almost entirely unknown in his day. After his tragic death in 1974, aged only 26, his music almost disappeared into obscurity. Now, thanks to a massive resurgence of interest and a worldwide re-evaluation of his genius, Nick Drake has become a National treasure. An important book, Remembered for a whilehas been recently released, written by his elder Sister Gabrielle Drake. This volume throws light on almost everything attributed to Nick’s brief career as a songwriter and recording artist as well as on many corners of mystery and supposition.

A number of years have now passed since singer/guitarist Keith James paralysed the whole country with his stunningly beautiful series of concerts entitled The Songs of Nick Drake. At the beginning of the project in 2001 he was the first artist ever to bring this fragile and intriguing music to theatres across the UK in its pure live concert form. The end result was over a decade of highly acclaimed concerts amounting to over 1500 shows in venues in the UK, Ireland, Holland, France, Italy and Spain including all of Nick’s Schools and Colleges – even Glastonbury Festival.

‘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

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

 

 Keith James’ website             www.keith-james.com      

 

Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired | Saturday 28 April 2018 7.30pm

Henry Blofeld

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Show time: 7.30pm

Tickets: All tickets £20

Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes (approx) plus 20 minutes interval

Henry ‘My Dear Old Thing’ Blofeld has hung up his microphone after 50 years commentating on international cricket.

The cherished golden voice of cricket has decided to celebrate by touring the country with his brand-new show, jam-packed full of unheard anecdotes from on and off the pitch, as well as stories from the TMS box not allowed on the radio!

Don’t miss the chance to wave a bat in honour to the last bastion of the original Test Match Special team; the team who made it the much-loved programme it is today. The summers of cricket will never be the same without our ‘Dear Old Thing’.