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Proteus Theatre Company
This one-woman show takes an affectionate look at the remarkable life and career of Hattie Jacques and a witty, caustic examination of modern life in show business.
"The best of British theatre from Basingstoke" The Independent
From sublime slow airs to dazzling dance tunes and storming songs, Alaw promise a performance of joyful and life affirming music.
“These guys are something very special indeed” - BBC Radio Wales
Tangram Theatre Company Ltd
Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking (Junior Edition)
Join the genius behind the übercoolest moustache in science, for a lecture like no other. Songs, history, puns, and even proper peer-reviewed theoretical physics.
“Something close to brilliance” ***** - The Times
The Foundry Group and RGR Productions
An Audience with Henry VIII
The 16th century King meets a 21st Century audience. Heads will roll. Multi-award-winning actor Ross Gurney-Randall’s hilarious and exciting portrayal of England’s most notorious monarch was a sell-out hit in Brighton Fringe and Kansas City festivals. Directed by Tony Haase.
‘From the moment King Henry VIII storms the stage he rules the house. Ross Gurney-Randall makes a larger than life and imposing King – he delivers pure entertainment. It’s a delightful performance.’ – The Pitch, Kansas City
Shifting Sands Theatre
ARABIAN NIGHTS...and DAYS!
The Arabian Nights as you have never seen them before. Three actors create a show that is both hilarious and moving. A celebration of the power of theatre and stories to reveal our dreams... and our demons!
"Imaginative and original, and enthusiastically mixes clowning and pathos with warm humour, helped by a collection of madcap props." Maidenhead Advertiser on The Seagull
Project Jam Sandwich
Around the World in 80 Minutes
Project Jam Sandwich are a world folk fusion quintet of award-winning musicians hailing from Manchester having studied at the RNCM, who concoct a captivating set of exhilarating improvisations, infectious rhythm and beautiful melody from around the world.
“Project Jam Sandwich have a special energy, a vitality and a rhythmical edge that is highly persuasive and they bring their own distinct personality to music from all around the globe. This is fresh, spontaneous and addictive music making” Catherine Yates, Former Principal of 2nd Strings, Hallé
A solo classical guitar concert comprising accessible music from a wide variety of styles and eras, including including favourites such as Cavatina and Danny Boy, Brazilian Bossa Nova style (Jobim, Bonfa) and Spanish classics such as Recuerdos de la Alhambra - all delivered in an engaging manner.
A wonderful sound... unbelievably clean playing... a great talent" BBC Young Musicians Panel
English Storytale Folk and beyond!
Pennyless have been likened to Incredible String Band meets Mike Oldfield and promise a lively highly varied mix of acoustic folk-based song and dance music on flute, fiddle, guitar and bouzouki. Sometimes quirky, always inventive!
"The quality of this recording and musicianship is faultless and if you want to journey into a world of fantasy, mystery and magic then have a listen to this album-it feels like Lincolnshire meets Lord of The Rings!" Mardles Folk Magazine June '14 on their latest album HANGING MOON
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Madame Galina Ballet Star Galactica and My Tutu's Gone AWOL!
'An excruciatingly funny cod-ballet masterclass...whips his audience into interactive joy!' Swedish Daily Journal, translated.
'A rare and perfect synthesis or art and larkiness...the audience howled with laughter, stamped and cheered!' The Times, Libby Purves.
Old Mother Hubbard and Her Cupboard
Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to fetch her poor dog a bone, but when she got there the cupboard was bare...or was it?
‘Excellent manipulation from one of England’s leading puppet companies’ Simon Hart Edinburgh Animation Festival
On The Box!
The four energetic musicians parody a variety of familiar TV programmes, with exhilarating dance routines and rousing songs thrown in for good measure. Soaring music and roaring action to be expected!
'You'd never have imagined that anyone could incorporate classical music and modern comedy quite so brilliantly.'(Performance Reviewed)
Kepow Theatre Company
On the Edge!
This wonderful comedy theatre show explores all those moments in life when we are on the edge; falling in love, leaving home, getting a job, bungee jumping, you name it, this show explores it!
"...a must see show!" - THE TIMES
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Rag Mama Rag
Rag Mama Rag in concert
RAG MAMA RAG create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound which soon has audiences feet tapping. Their repertoire is 20’s and 30’s Blues based, but extremely varied, encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes, Original Compositions, and many other regional styles of the 20’s and 30’s period.
Rowledge Village Hall 2011 – Darrell Parsons – Blues in Britain "Rag Mama Rag is definitely an act not to be missed"
Sara Spade Music
Sara Spade and The Noisy Boys
Sara Spade's foot-tapping mix of vintage-classics and her retro-swing ukulele originals bring new life to the vintage uke+voice combo, uplifting thousands across the age spectrum. "Beautiful voice - beautiful music!!" - BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank "Great evening - I loved it!" - Jools Holland, BBC Radio 2
"Beautiful face, beautiful music!" - BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank "If you haven’t heard or seen Sara Spade and The Noisy Boys you haven’t lived. Hear them, see them ASAP!”– Hank Marvin "FANTASTIC!" - The Guardian's Alan Rusbridger
Tales From The Tulgey Wood
Sparkling fiddle, flute and guitar playing a jiggety mix of traditional tunes and original songs. Pennyless take you from Old England, through Ireland and over to America, and sing of life in the fens and woodlands of East England.
"The unifying thread here is the blend of distinctive male and female voices, reminiscent of classic 70's acid folk...There is something nicely understated about Pennyless, with flute and fiddle threading like sunlight through long grass, and weaving a fine but substantial mesh to support the songs." R2 MAGAZINE
We invite you to explore the musical heritage of Eastern Europe and the Balkans, through fresh arrangements and innovative compositions, fused with elements of classical, world and jazz.
‘London-based, German-born violinist Gundula Gruen has long been a shining star in the UK’s Balkan music scene’ … ‘huge musical talent and impressive energy’ – Songlines Magazine
FB Music and Media Ltd
The FB Pocket Orchestra
The FB Pocket Orchestra takes its listeners back to the hot jazz, blues, ragtime, songs and popular dances of the 1920/30s and earlier.
'Atmospheric, yet vibrant, this charming collection of songs will make you wish you had been born some 100 years ago. The style, glamour and ‘fabulousness’ of this era is captured beautifully on the album.' Jazz FM review October 1st 2012
The Hut People
Taking the audience on a musical trip across the globe, this very popular duo perform a hugely engaging, entertaining and truly unique blend of ‘world-folk’ music led by a driving accordion and a dazzling array of exotic percussion!
“a bewildering array of percussion and accordion-fired compositions… truly infectious!”- R2
The Iranian Feast
‘An evening of traditional Persian food, song and Iranian dancing.’ ‘A contemporary piece of British theatre, set in modern day Tehran.’
“I came away enriched, enlightened and moved as if I'd travelled to a foreign country.” Audience member, Whittingham Village Hall
Zoïa loses her mitten. Lost and alone … but not for long, as the wild animals investigate and share this new refuge. Their conversation ranges far … from being lost, to the habits of different animals … and the value of friendship!
What a fantastic show, we really enjoyed the masked characters and the creative story. The inclusion of the workshop at the end was great too. I’d really recommend it for families and even for adults looking for something fun to do at Edinburgh. Love Fring.com, posted by Nic, Edinburgh, August 15, 2014 ***** The Mitten
Budapest Cafe Orchestra
The New Budapest Café Orchestra
The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads such as the theme to Schindler's List. Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires - with a few surprises along the way!
“Back by popular demand, the fiery vivacity and awe-inspiring musicianship of the finest purveyors of Eastern European gypsy music this side of a Lada scrap heap will leave you with a grin on your face and rhythm in your feet!” - The Times
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Tangram Theatre Company Ltd
The Origin of Species...
Edinburgh Fringe sell-out & international smash hit. A show for young and old alike. The Origin of Species... tells the incredible story of how Darwin came to discover the secrets of evolution and why it took him over twenty years to pluck up the courage to publish his remarkable idea.
“Witty, clever, absurd... Comic genius...Grown-ups will love it. Kids will adore it. A gem.” - Broadway Baby *****
The Foundry Group and The Ornate Johnsons
Those Magnificent Men
The thrilling true story of Alcock and Brown and the first ever non-stop transatlantic flight. Mitchell & Nixon's hit play returns in this hilarious new production from award-winning company The Foundry Group and BBC4 sketch group the Ornate Johnsons.
"Wonderfully entertaining...has the makings of a West end hit." - The Times (on New Perspectives' original production)
Little Pixie Productions
What Became of Red Shoes?
This is storytelling with a difference as Rebecca Little brings her beautiful picture book to life with music and song and join Ruby on her quest to find the red shoes.
"Extremely entertaining.Had all of us fully absorbed! Brilliant!”
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