MARVELLOUS IMAGINARY MENAGERIE
Mon 28th September 2015 at 19:30 £15.00
Are Bumblewasp poisonous? What do Whistling Pank’s eat? What happens when you lick a Tresillian Toad…? Answer these and more pointless questions in a puppet-packed, ludicrously lyrical extravaganza from acclaimed creators of The Terrible Infants and The Trench.
If Roald Dahl and Tim Burton had ever met and decided to open a travelling circus, the result might have been something close to Les Enfants Terribles’ superb storybook world of The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie.
A beautifully-realised, pacey production performed with great panache.
Les Enfants Terribles create a visually striking and highly fantastical world of circus and carnival, where anything seems possible.
CROCODILES IN CREAM
Sat 10th October 2015 at 19:30 £12.00 | £10.00
A portrait of Lewis Carroll drawing from his diaries, letters, poems and
stories, taking the audience into the world, half-dream, half-reality of
this complex many-sided figure: mathematician, logician, photographer,
poet and story-teller.
Written, devised and directed by David Horlock, Crocodiles in Cream is a
moving and compelling one-man-show. Kevin Moore's interpretation of
the complex and fascinating character of one of the country's most
appreciated authors has received critical acclaim around the world.
Crocodiles in Cream is one of the many events taking place this year in
celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s
Adventures in Wonderland
"The mood of the piece - warm, delicate and sepia-hued - lingers long in the memory."
HANDS UP FOR JONNY WILKINSON'S RIGHT BOOT
Wed 14th October 2015 at 19:30 £12.00 | £10.00
It is the Rugby World Cup 2015 and three ardent rugby fans find themselves arguing as to which is the greatest moment in the game's history: Francois Piennaar receiving the World Cup from Nelson Mandela in 1997, Jonah Lomu's four astonishing tries for New Zealand against England in the same year, or Jonny Wilkinson's dramtic last minute drop goal in the 2003 World Cup Final.
Disagreements are put on hold when a mysterious stranger arrives and offers options involving Frederick Stanley Jackson - a Cornish tin miner who had been on the first ever British Lions tour to New Zealand in 1908.
As the tale of Jackson's extraordinary life unfolds Hands Up for Jonny Wilkinson's Right Boot travels back and forth from the present day to the early 1900's via such moments as Cornwall's County Championship victory of 1908, South Africa's emotional World Cup victory on home soil in 1997 and England's last minute win in Australia in 2003.
In this fast paced comedy, incorporating song, physical theatre and a re-enactment of the All-Blacks' legendary Haka, the four actors swap roles at breakneck speed to bring some of rugby's greatest players to life, including Jonny Wilkinson dropping that famous World Cup Winning goal with his right boot.
As well as being a hilarious comedy Hands Up for Jonny Wilkinson's Right Boot offers a fascinating commentary on how rugby, dominated in its early years by the British Public Schools, excluded players from the working classes or ethnic minorities in its determination to remain an amateur game.
Full of dramatic twists and turns Hands Up for Jonny Wilkinson's Right Boot is a play to delight audiences of all ages.
For your chance to vote for the greatest moment ever and to discover why a player as great as Frederick Jackson almost disappeared from the pages of rugby history don't miss Live Wire Theatre's brilliant new show.
ROB BECKETT - MOUTH OF THE SOUTH- COMING SOON
Thu 15th October 2015 at 20:00 £14.00 | £12.00
ROB BECKETT – MOUTH OF THE SOUTH
Beckett's back with a brand-new hour of funnies and he's taking on the big
issues like Kit Kats and flatbread! Star of BBC1's Live at the Apollo, BBC2's
Mock the Week & Channel 4's 8 out of 10 Cats.
**** 'a revelation'
'Relentlessly smiley, perpetually grinning Londoner whose unshowy,
unpretentious but thoroughly funny shtick has every chance of winning
him a big audience…’
Mon 19th October 2015 at 19:30 £15.00
Newsflash! Criminal mastermind Big Boy Caprice is released unexpectedly
early from prison and is about to launch his dastardly plan onto the City.
Since his incarceration his empire has depleted away to nothing and it’s
all down to one man to stop him - the square jawed, hard-hitting, fast
shooting comic book detective who will stop at nothing to keep the
streets clean, the one and only, Dick Tracy. When good and evil come face to
face who will finally win? Will Tracy be able to save the day, get the girl
and get to the bottom of what’s going on? Or perhaps the truth is closer
than he thinks....
DOUG ALLAN: LIFE BEHIND THE LENS
Mon 9th November 2015 at 19:30 £17.50 | £15.50
Adventures, encounters and insights from the award winning cameraman whose TV credits include the epic wildlife series: Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Life, Human Planet, Ocean Giants, Frozen Planet, Operation Iceberg and Wild Cameramen at Work.
This one is not to be missed!
Sir David Attenborough said recently “For me, wildlife cameramen don’t come much more special than Doug. There’s just no one else who knows these frozen worlds as he does”.
Join Doug for an unforgettable evening as he takes you up close and personal with the animals that live in the wildest places on earth. See amazing film footage on the big screen and listen to Doug’s experiences of working with Sir David Attenborough, Gordon Ramsay, Ewan McGregor and others.
Ask Doug questions about his wildlife experiences and chat to him about his extreme adventures.
He’ll also be selling and signing copies of his book Freeze Frame
“The toughest in the business”
Sir David Attenborough
Fri 13th November 2015 at 19:30 £20.00
by popular demand for the 3rd time in Cirencester after previous sell out shows.
Jimmy’s career is going from strength to strength and he is destined to be a huge star – he is already one of the top entertainers in Ireland, and his ambition is to conquer the English Country Market, not ruling out Europe. Following numerous visits across the water to England, Jimmy is building up a large fan base and his concerts and dances are always sold out. When he finishes one tour, he is inundated with requests for details of his next.
Jimmy first came to the attention of the Birmingham Audiences when he appeared on Bob Brolly’s Big Charity Show, in the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, on Sunday 22nd June 2003. Since that first appearance Jimmy’s star has certainly continued to rise.
After his massive hit song “Your Wedding Day”(written by Henry McMahon), Jimmy conquered the Irish music scene and he continues to make his mark on the concert scene in England.
In 2007 Jimmy released his first DVD “Live In Concert”. The DVD won “DVD of the year” Irish World award and it has been shown coast to coast on U.S television on more than one occasion.
Also in 2007 Jimmy visited Nashville, Tennessee. It was everything he had hoped it would be, from the visit to the Grand Old Opry to the Country Music Hall of Fame but the icing on the cake was the visit to Gracelands, the home of Jimmy’s idol, Elvis. Later Jimmy said that the visit was very emotional and inspiring.
In February 2008 Jimmy worked on a Caribbean cruise and then in March/April he toured with Charley Pride.
November 2008 saw the release of “The Grand Tour – Live”, Jimmy’s second Live in concert DVD & CD. This 23-track DVD builds on the success of Jimmy’s first “Live In Concert” DVD.
Jimmy is presently very busy in the studio working on a brand new album which will be available soon. He has just released a new single called “Say Me Marie” which is available to request on your local radio station now!
ROMEO AND JULIET
Tue 17th November 2015 at 19:30 £12.00 | £10.00
Immersion Theatre is thrilled to present an exhilarating adaptation of William Shakespeare’s iconic, Romeo and Juliet.
Boldly relocating the action to 1980’s England, this tragic story of forbidden love and bitter rivalry promises to be a gritty, visceral and highly accessible spectacle infused with heart-break, danger and comedy perfect for both the seasoned theatre-goer and budding literary enthusiast.
ERIC & ERN
Fri 20th November 2015 at 20:00 £15.00 | £13.00
One of the greatest double acts fantastically recreated by Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens.
I'M SORRY I'LL READ THAT AGAIN... AGAIN!
Sat 21st November 2015 at 19:30 £15.00 | 13.00
Roll up, Roll Up!
Angus Prune OBE is back, with the Custard Pie of Radio Comedy - It’s …
I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again... AGAIN!
Performed on stage in classic radio comedy style with music and sound
effects, The OFFSTAGE Theatre Group recreates the anarchic and deliciously
surreal cult comedy show that laid waste to BBC Radio in the 60’s and 70’s.
A Greatest Hits compilation of original material by Graeme Garden and Bill
Oddie, this knockabout show celebrates the radio series that gave birth to
The Goodies and Monty Python’s Flying Circus - not to mention I’m Sorry I
Haven’t A Clue.
Stand by for wicked parodies, glorious puns and manic songs. It's full-frontal
radio, live on stage - with the unmistakeable strains of the Angus Prune Tune
and the unavoidable smells of the Rhubarb Tart of Omar Khayyam.
From Professor Prune and the Electric Time Trousers to ever-frisky Lady
Constance de Coverlet, this is a chance to meet - or happily catch up with -
much-loved characters frst created by Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese,
Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie.
There’s only one performance this year - don’t miss it!
A magical re-telling of James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.
Wed 9th December 2015 at 19:30 £9.00 | £7.00
Thu 10th December 2015 at 13:00 £4.00
Thu 10th December 2015 at 19:30 £9.00 | £7.00
This Christmas, the Sundial Theatre Company invite you to join them on a heart- warming, feel-good journey of ups and downs as James and his insect companions dance , sing and fly their way to the American dream…in a gigantic piece of soft fruit!