CRAIG OGDEN, SUPPORTED BY THE CORINIUM PLAYERS GUITAR ENSEMBLE
Sat 26th April 2014 at 19:30 £12.00 | TBC
Australian born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting artists of his generation. He studied guitar from the age of seven and percussion from the age of thirteen. He is the youngest instrumentalist to have received a Fellowship Award from the RNCM in Manchester.
His many recordings for Virgin/EMI, Chandos, Nimbus, Hyperion, Sony and Classic FM have received wide acclaim. Ogden’s Classic FM albums The Guitarist and Summertime both shot straight to no.1 in the UK classical chart in summer 2010 and 2011 respectively. Craig Ogden has performed concertos with all of the main UK orchestras plus many abroad and has presented on BBC Radio 3 and on ABC Classic FM (Australia).
Craig Ogden is Principal Lecturer in Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and Visiting Lecturer at London’s Royal College of Music.
Performed by The Sundial Theatre Company
Wed 30th April 2014 at 13:00 £4.00
Wed 30th April 2014 at 19:30 £9.00 | £7.00
Thu 1st May 2014 at 13:00 £4.00
Thu 1st May 2014 at 19:30 £9.00 | £7.00
Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and his deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach.
Imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.
Sat 10th May 2014 at 20:00 £15.00
The ‘Mark Steel’s in Town Show’, based on the Radio 4 series in
which I write a show centred around each town, has now been to at
least 5 million places. It’s a sparkling verdict on humanity that I’ve
mocked them all and somehow am still alive.
I’ve stood behind a Londoner on a cliff in Dorset, who said to his wife
“That lighthouse is getting on my bloody wick.” I’ve seen rivalries
such as that in Corby, when I thanked a librarian for finding me a
book and she replied ‘Yes, because here we’re not like those
miserable arses from Kettering’. I’ve even read a book called ‘A
History of the Railway in Didcot’ that starts “This book is in no way a
history of the railway in Didcot.”
For this show I’ve found dozens more towns to humiliate, as well as
pledging to discover what makes your own town ridiculous.
There will be pictures, and ranting, some people will call things out,
and you’ll be a far better audience than the miserable arses from
down the road.
As well as Mark Steel’s In Town, Mark has presented the BAFTA
nominated Mark Steel Lectures for BBC2, is a regular on BBC
One’s Have I Got News For You and Radio 4’s Newsquiz. He’s
also appeared on BBC2’s QI and Room 101. He’s written several,
acclaimed books, including: Reasons To Be Cheerful and What’s
Going On and he writes a weekly column for The Independent.
www.offthekerb.co.uk for further information and dates.
www.marksteelinfo.com / Twitter: @mrmarksteel
LIFE JIM (BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT)
Fri 16th May 2014 at 19:30 £7.00 | £5
If you’ve ever wanted to see two grown men in nappies, hear a song that has the word monoultramicroscopicsilicovulcaniconiosis’ in it, learn how to speak proper Gummidge (like what we do), visit a shopthat sells air guitars or simply want to knowhow you get a sketch about Pirates into the journey through life, then ‘Life Jim (But not as we know it)’ is for you.
'With a multitude of characters and the odd song here and there this live comedy sketch show is a quirky look at our journey through life, from birth to death via doctors, holidays, music, work, politics, and old age.'
Fri 30th May 2014 at 19:30 £10.00
Sat 31st May 2014 at 19:30 £10.00
Almost Legal Productions are proud to announce that we have now gained rights to tour two episodes from Richard Curtis' "Blackadder".
Blackadder is a comedy set in different historical periods that features the ill-fated exploits of the mean-spirited Edmund Blackadder and his dim sidekick Baldrick.
Almost Legal's production encompasses two time zones; The first being Elizabethan and the second being The First World War.
Both episodes chosen have been nominated by several websites and newspapers as household favourites, even original cast members choose these as their favourite all time episodes.
Blackadder finds his new servant, Bob, curiously pleasant company. So much so, that he almost kisses him.
Afraid for his position at court, Blackadder searches for a "cure".
General Melchett has finally given the command for the company to go "over the top", that is, send them to certain death.
Blackadder pretends to be mad so that he can be invalided back to Blighty - but this may not be such a cunning plan...
As well as offering stage produced episodes for the general public, in the last few years the Blackadder candle has been re-lit in schools to help children via the humour to gain a better understanding of times passed. The original Horrible Histories perhaps?
"Goodbyee" is also very prominent for it signals and commemorates 100 years since the beginning of the First World War in 1914.
This is the first tour from Almost Legal Productions,who are now well established in their hometown of Stroud and have also produced for stage classics such as "The Wicker Man" and "Carry On Screaming"
The tour will be gathering speed in Gloucestershire during the months of May through June.
PERFORMING ARTS' GRADUATION SHOWCASE
Thu 12th June 2014 at 19:30 £9.00 | £7.00
Now just one night only! a variety of short pieces from the Cirencester College 2nd year, BTEC students!
EMILY BROWN AND THE THING
From the company that brought you The Snail and the Whale & The Gruffalo
a highly inventive adaptation of the popular children’s book, by the award-winning duo Cressida Cowell (author of How to Train Your Dragon) and Neal Layton. Emily Brown and the Thing is one of a series of four books featuring the irrepressible Emily Brown.
Sat 14th June 2014 at 15:00 £8.00 | £6.00 concessions £25 families
One evening, Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley find a Thing crying outside their window. They set off on incredible adventures to find the Thing’s cuddly... then his hot milk... then his medicine – but nothing seems to settle him. What is really troubling the Thing, and will anyone ever get any sleep?
Created in Tall Stories' unique style, and told through exciting original music, physical storytelling and lots of comedy, 'Emily Brown and the Thing' is a fantastic adventure for children aged 3+ and their grownups!
suitable for children aged 3+
THE BIG ONE
Fri 20th June 2014 at 19:30 £5.00 | 3.50
Launching the Arts Faculty ‘Festival of Arts’, THE BIG ONE features a ‘ciren’s got talent’ show like never before. A full panel of judges and outstanding prizes, coupled with audience voting, are going to make this a classic showcase for local talent. If it’s going to be big, it’s going to be in THE BIG ONE! A variety of talent from across the region will be taking part (update of acts coming soon). If you love watching raw talent you need to be at the Sundial on the 20th of June.
CIRENCESTER CREATIVE DANCE ACADEMY
Wed 2nd July 2014 at 19:00 £8.00 | £6.00
Thu 3rd July 2014 at 19:00 £9.00 | £7.00
Fri 4th July 2014 at 19:00 £11.00 | £9.00
Sat 5th July 2014 at 13:00 £11.00 | £9.00
Sat 5th July 2014 at 19:00 £11.00 | £9.00
Sat 15th November 2014 at 19:30 £20.00
Jimmy Buckley and his band are one of the top entertainers in Ireland and crowds flock to see them whether its a concert or a dance. Jimmy and the band have made big inroads into the concert scene in the UK and Northern Ireland. They are now considered to be one of the top Irish concert acts in the UK and they have had many sell out shows. Indeed the band and himself have also performed to dancing audiences in the UK for many years. Jimmy himself has performed on many of the Gertie Byrne cruises in the U.S. These cruises bring visitors from many parts of the U.S. and other Countries and he has been very successful on same and he has been requested to return again for the Cruise in 2014.
Jimmy has received many awards both in Ireland and also in the UK and he has been given the accolade “Entertainer of the Year” 2013. His album has also been awarded with “Album of the Year 2013” His new single “Lets go to Vegas” is so much in demand that he has to repeat same a few times during his live shows.
The Jimmy Buckley show consists of old style traditional country music and some original material. Also some Irish ballads (his rendition of Noreen Bawn is breathtaking to say the least). His show also covers music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Jimmy also performs tributes to some of the greats including Hank Williams, Charlie Pride , Merle Haggard to name but a few and he flew to the U.S. to record a single with the late Great George Jones. He has also performed with many other top performers.
His programme is very wide ranging with some great impersonations thrown in. Its set to suit all ages and is a very entertaining show.”
He is so looking forward to returning to the Sundial Theatre in Cirencester on Saturday 15th Nov.2014 to meet up with friends old and new.
AQUARELLE GUITAR QUARTET
Tickets On Sale Soon!
Sat 25th April 2015 at 19:30 £0.00 | TBC
Corrinium Players Guitar Ensemble 2014 show, with the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Recognised as one of Britain’s leading chamber music groups, the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet is a dynamic and innovative ensemble known for its extraordinary ensemble in performance, expansive repertoire and ground breaking work in developing the guitar quartet medium. The quartet has performed extensively across the UK and abroad to critical acclaim, and is admired for its original arrangements of music from a wide range of styles, periods and cultures. The group also frequently performs new works by internationally renowned composers such as Clarice Assad (Brazil), Phillip Houghton (Australia), Stephen Dodgson (UK) and Nikita Koshkin (Russia) as well as drawing on existing repertoire. Formed originally at the Royal Northern College of Music (in 1999), under the guidance of Craig Ogden and Gordon Crosskey, the quartet went on to study with renowned guitarists such as Sérgio Assad, Oscar Ghiglia and Scott Tennant. Since then, they have received many awards and in 2009 were signed exclusively to Chandos Records. The first two albums, “Dances” (released in June 2010) and “Spirit of Brazil” (March 2009) both received excellent reviews from the press. - See more at: http://www.aquarellegq.com/biography/#sthash.OJhOs6UY.dpuf