Returning for a third time because they always give us a such a good time! This amazing band aim to please and they really enjoy the Barn. The music is jazz and boogie but with lots of fun in between.
Local, and probably the best known Elvis tribute act in the country. Rat Pack numbers in the first half and 'ELVIS' in the second this promises to be another toe tapping evening and a blast from the past
Innocent northerner Guy Jones decides to join the local amateur dramatics society. He is enthusiastically welcomed by eccentric Welsh director, Dafydd, and given the one-line character of Crook-Fingered Jack in The Beggar’s Opera. However, its not long before Guy realises that the action on stage is nothing compared with the jealousy, suspicions and sexual activity that carry on when rehearsals are finished!
Alan Ayckbourns A Chorus Of Disapproval won the Olivier Award for best play in 1984 and is a hilarious look at the world of am-dram – a painfully funny tale guaranteed to leave you laughing long after the curtain has come down.
Glorious! is based on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins, the legendary New York heiress and socialite who wanted to be a great operatic diva despite having one of the worst singing voices in history, and who used all her money, charm and unstoppable willpower to make it happen. The soprano voice she heard in her head was beautiful and pure and it never occurred to her that this was not the sound issuing from her mouth…. A heart-warming play for music-lovers and those who are tone-deaf alike.
The monarch, Liz, and her most powerful subject, Maggie: two enduring icons born six months apart. One destined to rule, the other elected to lead. But when the stiff upper lip softened and the gloves came off, which one had the upper hand?
Olivier Award-winning Handbagged is the ‘wickedly funny’ (Evening Standard) new play that opens the clasp on the relationship between two giants of the 20th century. Moira Buffini’s ‘irresistibly mischievous’ (The Independent) comedy speculates on that most provocative of questions: what did the world’s two most powerful women talk about behind closed palace doors?
Details of the 2017-18 season to follow soon
This enchanting play is a dramatisation of letters between a writer in New York and an antiquarian bookshop in London. Unfolding over 20 years, the story begins just after the Second World War when struggling writer Helene Hanff contacts Marks & Co, the eponymous bookstore at 84, Charing Cross Road. Frank Doel is the delightfully dusty supplier who seeks to fulfil Helene’ s voracious literary appetite. Despite their transatlantic separation – and Hanff’ s irascibility and sarcastic wit – the couple develop an unlikely close relationship and bond through their letters and a shared love of literature.
Brontë explores how three Victorian sisters, isolated on the Yorkshire moors, came to write some of the most powerful and passionate fiction of all time.
We see the real and imagined worlds of the three Brontë sisters as the play moves seamlessly from the kitchen table to the wild moors. The fictional characters they have created come to haunt the sisters as they cope with their father’s poor health, and their brother’s painful descent into an alcohol-infused insanity. Time, reality and the imagination merge in an unconventional structure that encourages a brave, creative approach to production.
Oskar is a bullied, lonely teenager living with his mother on a housing estate, when a spate of sinister killings rocks the town. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and never leaves the flat by day. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn’t know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time...
Some strong language and lots of blood!
Michal Billington described this play as a love letter to the theatre and the cheerful chaos of putting on a play. The central character is Nell, orange-seller to celebrated actress, who negotiated a good sum for herself to become the mistress of King Charles II. Nell Gwynn is a backstage tour from the heaven of Restoration London, with a mixture of bawdy humour, erotic delights and energetically sensual song and dance.
In a large country house in Derbyshire in April 1809 sits Lady Thomasina Coverly and her tutor, Septimus Hodge. Through the window may be seen some of the ‘500 acres inclusive of lake’ where Capability Brown’s idealised landscape is about to give way to the picturesque Gothic style: ‘everything but vampires’, as the garden historian Hannah Jarvis remarks to Bernard Nightingale when they stand in the same room 180 years later. Bernard has arrived to uncover the scandal which is said to have taken place when Lord Byron stayed at Sidley Park.
Tom Stoppard’s absorbing play takes us back and forth between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between the Classical and the Romantic temperament, and the disruptive influence of sex on our orbits in life –‘the attraction which Newton left out’.
Part of the 2017-18 season. Further details soon.