In forgotten boxes in an attic, a woman discovers the story of her grandfather, a survivor of the First World War, and his unexpected encounter with a stray dog who knew no boundaries. With evocative puppet characters, live music and an ever-changing set, Thingumajig Theatre presents a timeless fable on war and the miracle of friendship when all else seems lost.
A November Day was created in 2008 in association with The Imperial War Museum North.
The production lasts approximately 60 minutes and is suitable for children aged 10 plus.
Created and Performed by
Kathy Kim and Andrew Kim
Direction by Mark Whitaker
Sat 22nd March 2014 at 19:30 £14.00
This incredibly accomplished, award winning quartet bring their brand new show "The Acoustic Spectacular" (premiered at the Royal Albert Hall) to Cirencester, featuring a feast of surprises: flames, dynamic lighting and video blended with breathtaking musical virtuosity - a treat for the senses.
AN EVENING OF MUSICAL THEATRE AND DRAMA
Mon 24th March 2014 at 19:30 £8.00 | 6
Tue 25th March 2014 at 19:30 £8.00 | £6.00
Sat 29th March 2014 at 14:00 £8.00 | £5.00
Sat 29th March 2014 at 19:00 £8.00 | £5.00
Fri 4th April 2014 at 20:00 £6.00 | 4.00
1943. The village of Imber, Salisbury Plain. The war is hitting hard and with D-Day soon approaching, US troops need specialist training. Already surrounded with military activity, the decision is made to evacuate. With a wedding still to plan, and constant worries about his son, Reverend William must hold together this fragile community in its last 47 days of life. A modern play based on true events.
A new production form NM Generation
PAUL CHOWDHRY - PC'S WORLD
Host of Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week and Star of BBC1's Live at the Apollo
Fri 11th April 2014 at 20:00 £14.00
Paul Chowdhry is back in 2014 with his biggest tour to date. The Lafta funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles everything borderline within the human psyche. Why is one person's offensive behaviour considered humorous by others?
PC may be his initials, but the relentless world he lives in definitely isn't. Why is one person's offensive behaviour considered humorous by others? Paul will address this issue along with such diverse subjects as the art of attracting women, jokes cut from his TV appearances, non-existent customer services and the now infamous 1980’s in his own inimitable uncompromising style.
It’s time to enter PC’s World.
"Dangerous comic genius"
‘Revives distant memories of Richard Pryor at his relentless best.’
THE ULTIMATE SHOW
Mon 21st April 2014 at 19:30 £18.00 | £16 Concessions | £14 Children | £52 Family
Tue 22nd April 2014 at 19:30 £18.00 | £16 Concessions | £14 Children | £52 Family
Wed 23rd April 2014 at 19:30 £18.00 | £16 Concessions | £14 Children | £52 Family
Quite simply a stunningly beautiful blend
of Music, Vocals and Dance. A thought
provoking and inspired mix of Old and
New Genres and Styles, with unique
arrangements, brought life by an amazing
Cast of 17.
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.
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
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.
Wed 11th June 2014 at 13:00 £4.00
Wed 11th June 2014 at 19:30 £9.00 | £7.00
Thu 12th June 2014 at 13:00 £4.00
Thu 12th June 2014 at 19:30 £9.00 | £7.00
EMILY BROWN AND THE THING
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!