Aladdinsane – A Tribute to the Late David Bowie | Friday 22 September 8pm

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David Bowie, the legend, through his timeless music and many incarnations; from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke, into the 80’s and beyond. Hear the sound and experience the vision through the performance of Paul Henderson and Aladdinsane, widely acclaimed as the best Bowie tribute in the UK.

 

THE KINGDOM OF PAUL NASH: Cabinet of Living Cinema | 24 September 8pm

 Paul Nash

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Show time: 8.00pm

Running Time 2 hours approx

Ticket Price: £12 adults £10 under 18s (TF discount applies)

 This  is  the  Cabinet’s  second  ‘graphic  novel  ballad’  developed  in  2016.  The  ballad  tells  the  story  of  Nash  and  Eileen  Agar’s  affair in  Dorset  in  the  mid  30’s  through  their  relationship  with  the  Purbeck  world  which  enchanted  them;  objects  washed  up  on  the beach  they  endowed  with  personalities,  strange  rock  shapes  with  animistic  qualities,  fossils  like  ghosts  embedded  in  the  ancient strata,  a  landscape made  surreal  both  by  quarrying  and  the  remnants  of  ancient  geology.

Eileen  gave  Nash  a  box  of  painted  shells  in  1935. He  was  enraptured  with  the  gift  and  with  her. She  became  his  muse,  an  “exquisite  stone  that  could  fly”,  though their  flight  was  not  to  last  and  later  letters  revels  Nash’s  desperation  at  her  decision  to  end  the  affair.This  encounter  with  Eileen  in  Dorset  represents  one  of  the  most  significant  waymarks  in  Nash’s  journey  to  a  new  form  of  painting  that  would  use  the  oneiric  juxtaposition  of  continental  surrealism  to  bring  together  a  host  of  animistic  objects  from  the  English  landscape:  megalithic  stones,  serpent-­like  flowers,  totemic  found  objects,  the  sun,  the  moon,  the  tides.    He  was  a  painter-­poet  in  the  tradition  of  Blake  and  began  to  infuse  his  paintings  with  this  wealth  of  symbols,  creating  a  new  language  for  English  landscape  painting. These  developments  concluded  in  Nash’s  most  accomplished  cycle  of  work  in  the years  preceding  his  death  in  Boscombe,  Dorset,  1946,  where  he  declared  once  more  to  be  within  reach  of  “his  kingdom”.In  addition  to  exploring  Nash  and  Ager’s  relationship,  our  fable  also  explores Nash’s  rehabilitation  after  the  death  of  his  father  and  his  experiences  in  the  trenches  in  1917,  in  particular,  the  guilt  he  may  have  harboured  knowing  that  his  entire  company  had  been  wiped  out  shortly  after  he  was  invalided  in  May  1917. Nash’s  paintings  are  preoccupied  by  the  symbolism  of  death,  rebirth  and  flight  and  his  journey  in  the  30s  represents  a  kind  of  awakening  after  a  long  period  of  psychical  trauma:  “unless  I  somehow  drown,  I  shall  spread  my wings”.

3 Daft Monkeys | Friday 29 September 8pm

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Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (approx) with interval

With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world folk music reflects the
global village in which we now live. Their infectious dancing rhythms lead you through a musical journey
of the senses and emotions, and will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated.
After experiencing the band’s notoriously energetic live performance at Glastonbury Festival last
summer, Mark Radcliffe declared them as one of his “Highlights of the Festival” on BBC TV coverage,
and subsequently invited them to play a session on his BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. The band have also
performed a live session with Whispering Bob Harris on Radio 2.
With a brand new 4-piece line-up, the band weave enchanting melodies with catchy choruses, virtuoso
vibrant fiddle, rhythmic 12-string guitar, 6-string bass, bespoke hand-percussion and 4-part vocal
harmonies. Fascinating lyrics of personal and whimsical observations on life, and folk tales both ancient
and modern, are told within the swirling layers of their music, all with the essential catchy sing-along
chorus.
“Highlight of Glastonbury” Mark Radcliffe BBC2

After Freedom Productions presents I am Rhythm | Saturday 30 September 7.30pm

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Running time: 55 minutes (approx) 

2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Sell-Out Laurel holder ‘I Am Rhythm’ takes you on an unforgettable dance and music journey all the way from South Africa. Mesmerising melodies intertwined with an array of traditional and urban dance tell the story of the evolution of rhythm and dance in South Africa; from tribal Tswana, warrior Zulu, to energetic Gumboot, swinging Kofifi, to urban Pantsula and Sbujwa dance styles.

I am Rhythm by After Freedom NPC is a dance production promoting South Africa’s young street talent. Developed by Morgan Njobo and the cast members, the production premiered at Dance Base – Scotland’s National Centre for Dance as part of 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The dance show tells a story of Rhythm, the one that runs in the blood and dictates the heartbeat in South Africa. The production includes both tribal and modern music and dance with a strong focus on showcasing the youth culture of South Africa where urban dance and beats set the rhythm for a new generation of Sowetans. Music and dance are combined with storytelling and audio-visual effects to enrich the story of Rhythm. The production was supported by the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Department of Arts and Culture under the South African Presidency Office.

Morgan Njobo, the Artistic Director of After Freedom Productions, explains the vision of the company: ‘The ultimate aim of the production company is to create employment opportunities to talented unprivileged youth from Soweto. Touring ‘I Am Rhythm’ across the UK is to take us closer into creating a sustainable model of improving soft and hard employability skills in the performing arts industry as well as creating and promoting contemporary South African culture defined by new generations.’ As he explains: ‘We promote the rich and varied cultures of South Africa by providing street performers with opportunities to showcase their talent at world stages.’ After Freedom Productions provide opportunities to performers with and without formal education in performing arts. The company promotes South African culture as a developing industry with a great potential to expand on international arts and entertainment markets. 

After Freedom Claire Fleck Photography

REVIEWS:

5***** – One4Review ”The origins of South African dance, and its evolution, from prehistoric times up to the present day, are joyfully celebrated in this exuberant show.”

4**** – The LIST ”Eight South African song and dance men generate the kind of whole-hearted, full-bodied pleasure that transcends cultural clichés.”

4**** – The Scotsman ”It’s hard to know who wears the bigger smile during I Am Rhythm, the performers or us, as After Freedom Productions build an exuberant, joyful and informative picture of South African dance history.”

 

Kerry Godliman: Stick or Twist| Friday 6th October 8pm

Kerry Godliman

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8pm

Full price: £15.00

Concessions: £12.00

Running time: 1 hour 30 mins (approx)

Age Recommendation: 14+

‘Intelligent, silly and – at all the right moments – laced with righteous ire.’ The Guardian

Kerry Godliman is back on tour.  Her straight talking brand of quick wit and bewilderment will be covering more of life’s anomalies. Why is there a Buddha at the garden center? Why collect her children’s teeth?  And even though she can’t stand aubergines, why is it her favorite emoji? There’s loads to get sorted. Be there. She’ll do all the talking.

‘…A great comic who oozes personality’ Evening Standard

Both an incredibly talented comedian and a phenomenal actor, Kerry is best known for her appearances on BBC’s Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Jack Dee’s Referendum HelpDesk, Channel 4’s Derek and Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital’. Kerry is also a regular on Radio 4 with appearances on the esteemed News Quiz, The Now Show and Just A Minute as well as her own series Kerry’s List. Kerry is currently starring in the Sky 1 series Carters Get Rich.

Actors of Dionysis, Antigone | Saturday 7 October 7.30pm

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Show time: 7.30pm

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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

Jazz in the Bar| Sunday 8 October 8pm

Charlie Hearnshaw

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JAZZ IN THE BAR with Charlie Hearnshaw and Philip Clouts

Enjoy the smooth sounds of our renowned Jazz in the Bar evening with Charlie Hearnshaw and Philip Clouts.

Charlie plays alto saxophone and also specialises in the clarinet, which will add an extra timbre to the classic jazz tunes and catchy original compositions that he will play accompanied by pianist Philip Clouts, in the intimate surroundings of the Marine Theatre Bar.

Charlie has played, recorded and broadcast with many top jazz musicians from the UK and abroad including Don Weller, Andy Sheppard, Alan Barnes and the late great Slim Gaillard.

Paul Young and Los Pacaminos | Friday 13 October 8pm

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Running time: 1hour 30minutes (approx) plus interval

 

Originally formed as an opportunity to play their shared passion of the Border, Tex-Mex and Americana music that the members of the band love, they started as a practice band playing when other musical commitments allowed- top musicians just playing for fun. Word got around as word does and soon the band started playing gigs.

At least one member of this highly respected group will be very familiar. Los Pacaminos is fronted by one of the UK’s finest and best loved vocalists – Paul Young. However, Paul is not the only luminary in this seven piece band. Some of the best musicians in the business have teamed up to present an incendiary mix of classics and original material.

Paul says – “Los Pacaminos started out just for fun, playing simply for the pleasure of it, and it just took off from there. What’s really nice is that everyone else in the band can sing too, and they do, all in their own different styles. It’s real bar room stuff, foot stompers, not too many slow songs – a real party atmosphere.”

Tex-Mex music is somewhere between the Mariachi and Norteno styles of Mexico and the Country/Blues sounds of South-West America. The band empathises with Ry Cooder, Flaco Jimenez, The Texas Tornados and Los Lobos. Mix that together with blues, rock ‘n’ roll and a hint of South American music and you have Los Pacaminos. Their set includes songs like ‘Wooly Bully’, ‘La Bamba’ and sometimes, if enough tequila is flowing, even ‘Speedy Gonzales’.

The Band members are some of the best known names in the music industry, from a variety of backgrounds. They’ve covered all kinds of music, but the unifying factor is that they all have played in Paul Young’s bands through the 80’s and 90’s. Their friendships stretch back 20 to 30 years, and it’s these long term connections that underpin the very special atmosphere generated at a Los Pacaminos show. Members of the audience are often invited onstage to join the guys in a slug of Tequila.

You’ll be in good company, so put your blues on cruise and come join the Tex-Mex party…

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

Rosencraft

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Show time: 7.30pm

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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.

Live Nation & MZA present Jimeoin – Ridiculous| Tuesday 17 October 7.30pm

Jimeoin

Photo: James Penlidis | Design: Steve Ullathorne

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Show time: 7.30pm

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Age restriction 14+/Recommendation 16+

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes + interval

 

Notorious for being Ridiculous, Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed as one of live comedy’s masters. His brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious stand-up has also made him the undisputed award-winning star of TV shows including ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’, ‘John Bishop Show’, CH4’s O2 Comedy Gala’ and the ‘Royal Variety Performance’.

Don’t miss Jimeoin’s knock-out performance at {VENUE NAME}  – grab yourself a ring-side seat for an unforgettably hilarious evening of world-class stand-up with Ireland’s champion UFC (“Unbelievably Funny Comedian”) – live!

‘A superb physical comic… quirky, whimsical and sometimes mischievous view of the world… Exhilarating… ridiculousness!’ ★★★★½  (The Age, Australia)

‘Hilarious… Ridiculousness… Don’t you miss it!’ (Edinburgh Evening News)

‘Jimeoin is a true comedy legend… still at the top of his game’ ★★★★½ (Adelaide Advertiser, Australia)

‘Comic dynamo… has his victims doubled up in agonising laughter… Exemplary stand-up comedy.’

★★★★★ (The Herald)

‘Jimeoin recalls the familiar at a fantastically silly level, boiling his audience down to a tear-filled, gibbering mess.’ (Scotland on Sunday)

‘Brilliant… It gets no better than this… Hilarious!’ (Time Out)