Adapted from Stefan Zweig's The Royal Game, 64 Squares features three actors and one drummer, who tell a story about memory, free will and how the choices of our past define who we are in the present. Accompanied by a live jazz percussive score, 64 Squaresreceived a host of four and five star reviews when it premiered in 2015.
"Weird and wonderful theatre performed with inch-perfect precision... the rustle of audience awe was lovely."
ALFIE MOORE - THE NAKED STUN
Sat 8th October 2016 at 19:30 £15.00
If you've heard that FAIR COP copper bloke on Radio 4, heard him speak at a dinner or conference or seen him on a 'mixed bill' at a comedy club and thought "I wish I could see him performing one of his brilliant full-length comedy shows" then now's your chance.
"Alfie is so personable and so engaging that the audience love him"
The Edinburgh Reporter
"...a genuinely lovely, accomplished comic with a huge following both live and on the radio. Wonderful, warm, funny... with thought-provoking stuff and real shocks"
Kate Copstick - The Scotsman
"...lots of well-crafted jokes and a large dash of police gallows humour"
DRACULA - THE LAST BAGUETTE THEATRE COMPANY
Wed 12th October 2016 at 19:30 £12.00 | £ 10.00
Join The Last Baguettes in their wild quest to unravel inexplicable murder. With 21 characters, 4 actors, 3 nationalities, and 2 very sharp fangs, Dracula is a delirious gallop through this classic tale of gothic horror. A story of love, blood and gore you can really get your teeth into. Hilarious, dark and splurting - for adults and courageous children (age guidance 12+).
This production brings together an international cast of performers trained at the Philippe Gaulier and Jacques Lecoq schools. First created in 2011 and performed in Paris, this is a new English adaptation by award-winning playwright Tiffany Woodsmith, directed by Balthazar Gaulier.
"The gags roll one after another... the laugher is non-stop"
Nicole Bourbon, Reg'Arts magazine, Paris
THE SOUND OF STAGE AND SCREEN
Tue 18th October 2016 at 19:30 £12.50 | £ 10.50
Presented by Stage4Productions UK.
The biggest musicals, the best songs. Come and spend an evening with this super talented cast as they take you into the world of Broadway and beyond.
SHARK IN THE PARK
Wed 26th October 2016 at 14:00 £11.00 | £9.00
Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope -but wait, is that a Shark, in the Park!?
From the Producers of 'The Hairy Maclary show' - See all 3 of Nick Sharratt's 'Shark in the Park' books live on Stage!
Featuring all 3 of Nick Sharratt's 'Shark in the Park' Series - Shark in the Park, Shark in the Dark and Shark in the Park on a Windy Day - this family musical follows Timothy Pope (and his telescope!) on 3 exciting adventures...
JON RICHARDSON WORK IN PROGRESS
Fri 28th October 2016 at 20:00 £14.00
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General sale 11am Monday 1st August
Off The Kerb Productions Presents
Jon Richardson Work In Progress
Come and see Jon Richardson as he works on his new material ahead of
Away from his live stand up, the British Comedy Award 2013 Nominee is best
known as team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. He is massively
in demand for television and radio appearances and his recent TV credits
include Have I Got News For You (BBC ONE), Live At The Apollo (BBC ONE),
Channel 4s Comedy Gala Live At The 02 and most recently Taskmaster
(DAVE). He also hosts The Warm Up show on talkSPORT with Matt Forde
Jon Richardson is developing into a quietly sophisticated comedian who is at
Sublimely brilliant, stunning.... Time Out
"turns hilarious and disturbing and under no circumstances should you miss"
**** The Mirror
"one of our most individual and interesting stand-ups ****"
TROUBLE INN PARADISE
Wed 2nd November 2016 at 13:15 £10.00
PLEASE NOTE: This performance is for large group bookings and students of Cirencester College only.
A story of love, deception and vermin: a madcap farce, devised and performed in a traditional Commedia dell'Arte style, featuring the comical stock characters and including many well known lazzi and slapstick routines.
"... effortlessly moved from one character to another ... hilarious."
"An uplifting and invigorating experience. Amazing energy!"
(audience member, Cheltenham)
LEWIS SCHAFFER: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL
Nunhead American Comedian
Fri 4th November 2016 at 20:00 £0.00
Lewis Schaffer was one of the top comics in the home of stand up comedy, New York City, as house MC at the Comedy Cellar and the Boston Comedy Club in Greenwich Village.
A short visit to London in 2000 went very wrong when love and marriage took him from his beloved New York and gave him children, divorce and heartache in the UK.
Now trapped in a multi-occupancy council flat in Nunhead, a suburb of Peckham, Lewis Schaffer is making the worst of a bad situation.
"Schaffer is disconcertingly terrific. He is compelling, unique and most of all unpredictable."
Bruce Dessau, London Evening Standard
"An hour with Lewis Schaffer is an hilarious, cathartic, exhilaratingly appalling experience."
Kate Copstick, ITV & The Scotsman
"A fixture on the Soho comedy scene. Who better to give it to us straight than this New Yoiker?"
HARRY HOOK - ABOUT AFRICA
Fri 18th November 2016 at 19:30 £17.00 | £ 15.00
Film Director and Photographer Harry Hook spent his childhood in Kenya and has been filming beautiful images of the African Continent and its people for over forty years. His photographs are regularly published by newspapers and magazines and his films shown on TV and in cinemas around the world Join Harry for an unforgettable evening of extraordinary stories, and unique film footage as he tells the epic story of Africa's people and their inspiring journey from the land to the city. In his talk he covers a vast span of places and people and shines fresh light on Africa past and present. For anyone who knows Africa, or hopes to visit in the future, this is an evening not to be missed.
"The photographs are really magnificent. One can see the affection and understanding of Africa in every image."
Alexander McCall Smith on 'About Africa' by Harry Hook
AN EVENING OF CLAIRVOYANCE WITH STEVE HOLBROOK
Psychic Vibration on the Medium Wave
Thu 1st December 2016 at 19:30 £12.50 | £ 10.50
Ex-hairdresser Steve Holbrook, regarded by many as one of the UK's top Clairvoyant Mediums, is visiting locally very shortly, and he explains how he hears the voices of our loved ones that have passed away. His ability started from behind the salon chair, and he now visits Theatres and Hotels around the country, and as far as the Caribbean, demonstrating his unique ability to act as a telephone exchange between this world and the Spirit world.
Steve says that he was always aware from being a child that life existed beyond the grave, when he awoke to find 5 soldiers marching through his bedroom, but could only see the top half of them floating through the room. "This was very un-nerving experience but it was to give me an early glimpse of what was to come, and now it's as natural as breathing to me"
Steve started work in Leeds city centre in a busy hairdressing salon, and feels that the years he spent behind the chair, having that personal contact with the customers, stimulated this rare, yet natural ability to hear the voices of spirits. People used to come in and book for their hair cut, and often got more than they bargained for when he passed on a message from their loved one. Steve was always the busiest stylist, and had a 6 week waiting list if people didn't re-book immediately, and says "I often wonder if they kept coming back for my ability as a hair stylist, or the possibility that they might receive a message from a relative who had passed away!"
MADDY PRIOR & THE CARNIVAL BAND WITH CAROLS & CAPERS
Fri 2nd December 2016 at 19:30 £21.50
Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band first combined to present five carols for Radio 4 in 1982. They have become over the years stalwart performers of the carol tradition, seeking out obscure and ancient versions and delighting people with their energetic take on more familiar material.
They have also looked at other areas of music, like 18th century drinking songs, and their varied and non-rarefied approach has gained them an enthusiastic audience.
CIRENCESTER COLLEGE PERFORMING ARTS SHOWCASE
Thu 15th December 2016 at 19:30 £6.00 | £ 4.00
Highlights of performance work from Cirencester College Performing Arts students
LEE HURST - COMEDY SHOW NO. 9
Fri 24th February 2017 at 19:30 £17.00
Lee Hurst is back on the road with his next stand up show... Comedy Show No. 9. It's a show, it's the 9th one and it's comedy. What else do you need to know? Come along for a night of laughs with that bald bloke you thought was dead.
www.LeeHurst.com | Twitter: @2010LeeHurst
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/3Kows6Tzz6k
Wed 5th April 2017 at 20:00 £21.00
Derek Ryan has become one of Ireland's leading entertainers and makes a welcome visit to Cirencester in April for a performance of chart hits along with a sprinkling of country classics. His theatre shows contain much of the music featured on his studio albums including many of his own self-penned songs, 'God's Plan', 'Life Is A River' and 'Hold on to your Hat'. Derek's most recent album, "One Good Night" topped the Irish charts. His rise to stardom on the country scene has been phenomenal and there are few country stars who can claim to have made such an impact in just over two years. Derek has been credited as one of the people instrumental in reinvigorated Irish Country Music by opening it to a new young audience. His concert tour has sold out in venues across the country and earlier this year, he took home not one, but two awards from the huge ceremony, held by Ireland's biggest selling newspaper, The Sunday World. Derek was awarded with "Entertainer of the Year" and "Album of the Year' for his number one album, 'The Simple Things'.More information on Derek Ryan is available from derekryanmusic.com.