O’SHEA & O’GAUKROGER

Fri 24th October 2014 at 19:30   £10.00

O&O have alter egos. Several. There’s Wolfgang, an American jazz poet with a penchant for vegetables, an over zealous pair of recruiters, and Trevor, a man who fails to understand the necessity of trousers in public places. All part of their whole new show, ‘We’re Dead Serious’. This up and coming comedy duo are storming their way back round the UK in 2014 fresh from two UK tours in 2013.

This quick paced hour long show will also feature an exclusive preview of TWO BRAND NEW comedy short films from the duo, made with the award winning Cineon Productions from their six part comedy series released on YouTube. Expect a show of sketch comedy, gentle audience interaction, breathing and general unbridled joy.

“These two are original, energetic and genuinely funny. They utilise a combination of character sketches, topical songs, ridiculous poetry, and audience involvement to breeze through their fast paced hour long act… O’Shea & O’Gaukroger have a growing reputation and seem to be touring constantly throughout the country.”

David Humphrey, Theexeterdaily.co.uk

“O’Shea & O’Gaukroger provide a great night of laughs… Both are very talented, and they engage brilliantly with the audience.”

Lydia Tewkesbury, Wildfire

“…such a talented comedy duo …laugh out loud funny…reminded me of an early French and Saunders at their very best. Can’t wait to see what they do next.”

John Tomkins Director / Producer

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA


tutti frutti Productions
Sat 25th October 2014 at 15:00   £8.00 | £5 - Family of 4 £24

Do you want to hear a true story? Well.. imagine a place where what you see is not what it seems, A secret place with a hidden castle and hidden stories, A place where the Princesses don’t know they are Princesses and the Princes don’t really want to become Kings, A place where appearances can be deceptive! Do you want to hear an exciting story? Then imagine one wintery stormy night everything changes, The east wind blows through the castle of secrets, blowing away the cobwebs, lifting high the royal mattresses, ruffling feathers and unsettling all who live there. Do you want to hear a happy story? Then imagine a real Prince and a real Princess, oh and a pea! In this new fantastical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Princess and the Pea, Mike Kenny and the inventive tutti frutti team create a funny, original, beautiful retelling of this familiar tale. Not for the faint hearted… fake Princesses… or those who have trouble sleeping at night! Not for the faint hearted… fake Princesses… or those who have trouble sleeping at night!

For everyone over 3!

CRAOBH RUA

Thu 30th October 2014 at 19:30   £15.00

CRAOBH RUA (pronounced CRAVE ROO-AH) translates from Irish to RED BRANCH and is a name that is well known in Celtic history from THE RED BRANCH KNIGHTS OF ULSTER. Hailing from Belfast they perform Irish Traditional music with their distinctive Northern style. Their music has delighted audiences and earned them wide acclaim and recognition and are now regarded around the world as one of the finest ambassadors of Irish Traditional Music. Craobh Rua’s impeccable musicians bring their own individual experience to the group and fuse their talents to bring life to a wide array of instruments such as banjo, mandolin, fiddle, uilleann pipes, tin whistle, guitar and vocals. They take a refreshing, unpretentious but uncommonly skilled run at some of the greatest music in the world.

They have given concert and festival performances in the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Austria, Italy, Holland, Switzerland, Brittany, Asturias, Belgium, Poland, Slovenia, Denmark, Norway, Bulgaria, England, Scotland, Wales and of course their native home - Ireland.

“Craobh Rua are free advertisement for everything that’s good about Irish Traditional Music – they play it from the heart and they play it superbly. Long may they continue to do so.”

BELFAST TELEGRAPH

KATHRYN ROBERTS & SEAN LAKEMAN

BBC Radio 2 Folk Duo of the Year 2013
Sat 1st November 2014 at 19:30   £15.00 | £12.00

After winning the BBC Radio 2 folk award in early 2013 the duo toured and performed at many festivals and they have racked up over 60 shows in 2014 so far. All this whilst Sean has taken time to produce The Levellers with Imelda May, Frank Turner and Billy Bragg. This tour will further cement their reputation as one of the UK folk’s foremost duo at the forefront of the “Traditional Muisc” scene.

A DOLL'S HOUSE

“A woman doesn’t have the right to protect her old dying father, or to save her husband’s life! I can’t believe that’s true…”
Thu 6th November 2014 at 19:30   £14.00 | £12.00

Torvald and Nora Helmer have it all: a loving marriage, three beautiful children, and a secure financial future as a result of Torvald’s new appointment at the bank. But Nora has a secret, and the arrival of an unexpected visitor on Christmas Eve threatens to tear their lives apart forever…

Following the success of their highly-acclaimed national tour of Strindberg’s Miss Julie in 2013, UK Touring Theatre returns with a brand new English version of A Doll’s House; Henrik Ibsen’s groundbreaking play about marriage, money, and the freedom of women in the late 19thcentury.

This production is the World Premiere of an exciting and accessible new English translation of A Doll’s House; touring to theatres across the UK this Autumn.

Suitable for age 12+ Running time 2hrs approx, with a 15min interval

BROKEN ANGELS

Fri 7th November 2014 at 20:00   £8.00 | £5.00

A woman (or man) sits alone in her room. She’s sent all her friends away, except one: her ‘Lump’. An honest, vivid portrait of living with an eating disorder, based upon true life accounts of anorexia nervosa. Sufferers and/or vulnerable adults may wish to bring a friend.”.

SUSAN CALMAN - LADY LIKE

She’s petite, Glaswegian, likes cats and – if she is to be believed – at one time collected thimbles. But such descriptions do little to describe the full power of Susan Calman who will be touring the UK this September fresh from her run at the Edinburgh Festival.
Fri 14th November 2014 at 20:00   £15.00

Lady Like is a chance to spend an hour with the woman known as “The Mad Cat Lady” to her neighbours, and Calman promises to reassure you, make you feel better about your own life and let you find out what being lady-like really means. How will she do this? With anecdotes, observations and no-holds-barred honesty of course, such is the manner of the feisty scot The Times called a “diminutive lesbian” with “chirpy, optimistic level-headedness.”

But Susan has a confession to make, and it’s a heart-warming one. Through plunging to life’s lowest depths she has, fortunately, come out the other end and wants to share her story. The show is, above all, a call to like ourselves no matter what others say; a journey of self-awareness, self-discovery and – here’s the fun bit – self-indulgence. Indeed, as the lady says: "All of us have mental health issues, it's just that for some of us, our issues make us go more mental than others".

Since studying law at Glasgow University and going on to work in the field (including a stint working with death row inmates in the US), Susan Calman turned to comedy and gained her first success by reaching the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2005. Since then she has appeared on QI, Would I Lie To You?, Rab C. Nesbitt, BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, CBBC’s Extreme School and Channel 4’s Blowout, which won a Scottish BAFTA in 2007. She also won the Best MC Chortle Award 2012, and Best New Scottish Comedian at the Real Radio Scottish Variety Awards in 2009. This summer not only will Susan spend the month of August performing her show at the Edinburgh Festival but she'll also present Don’t Drop The Baton, a BBC comedy broadcast during the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in July and August, and STV quiz show The Lie, which started broadcasting on March 31. Susan Calman Is Convicted, a BBC Radio 4 series exploring issues the comic feels strongly about, started on April 2. STRICTLY NO UNDER 16's

“Feisty Scot Calman is one of the best female comics to ever come out of the land of bagpipes and haggis. She’ll make you chuckle your pants off”

TIME OUT

“Susan Calman exudes a cheery joie de vivre, but behind it is a steely Glaswegian defiance”

CHORTLE

“Confident, compact and cracking”

EVENING STANDARD

JIMMY BUCKLEY

www.jimmybuckley.com
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.

PUSS IN BOOTS

Dot to Dot Drama presents: Puss in Boots.
Tue 18th November 2014 at 17:00   £10.00 | £5.00

Come and watch this witty, wily feline in Lynn Brittney’s comic caper this autumn. Brought to the Sundial Theatre Stage by local children in the hugely successful Cirencester Schools’ Drama festival, this is purrrfect family entertainment!

IOLO WILLIAMS

Fri 28th November 2014 at 19:30   £15.00

Iolo Williams takes us on a wildlife tour of his Welsh homeland from mountain tops to seashore.

On the way, we meet disco-dancing black grouse, the Lamborghini of the bird world, Britain's largest spider and a gender-changing fish. Iolo is Wales' best-known naturalist and his witty, enthusiastic and friendly style is sure to please budding naturalists of all ages.

LOSERVILLE


Cirencester College Performing Arts
Wed 10th December 2014 at 01:00   £4.00
Wed 10th December 2014 at 19:30   £9.00 | £7.00
Thu 11th December 2014 at 01:00   £4.00
Thu 11th December 2014 at 19:30   £9.00 | £7.00

A new musical written by Elliot Davis and James Bourne (of Busted - inspired by his Son of Dork album ‘Welcome to Loserville’.) By permission of Josef Weinberger

“It’s 1971. Michael Dork may be a computer geek but he’s invented something that could change the world. he’s also discovered girls: a prospect (almost) as exciting as his love of binary.”

Now meet the class of 1971. this is their story and now it’s a musical.

NATIVITY IN CREAKEBOTTOM


SLINGSHOT THEATRE
Wed 17th December 2014 at 19:30   £13.00 | £11.00

Gus Blathermouth and his ‘All-Male Amateur Dramatics Society of Creakebottom’ are minded to stage a Nativity play in pursuit of their theatrical dreams and to promote the real meaning of Christmas. While God may be on their side talent is not, and neither is mysterious new recruit Michael Outwit, who in truth is local bombshell Susie Pimpleknickers incognito. When a big-wig producer from “that London” offers fame and fortune at the price of their message, the men are left to decide what matters most. Emerging company Slingshot Theatre are building a fine reputation for leaving audiences with laughter-induced injuries and no more so than in this ridiculous and rambunctious comedy, jam-packed with humour for anyone over 10.

Nativity in Creakebottom Teaser Trailer from SLINGSHOT THEATRE on Vimeo.

“SUBLIME EXAMPLES OF MIME, CLOWNING, SLAPSTICK AND PHYSICAL COMEDY”

THE SCOTSMAN (FOR ‘ZANNISKINHEADS’)

LEE HURST - "THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO AAARGGH!!!"

Sat 24th January 2015 at 20:00   £16.00

In this stand up show, comedian Lee Hurst is back on the road to ask audiences what winds them up? Mostly people get on with living their lives, but everyone has at least one thing that gets on their nerves and makes their blood boil. What's yours? Lee, like all Brits, loves a right good moan, but he also likes to come up with solutions too. Lee is undoubtedly one of the UK’s funniest stand-up comedians; see him while you can.

“Unfailingly funny”

TIME OUT

AQUARELLE GUITAR QUARTET

Sat 25th April 2015 at 19:30   £14.00 | £11

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

SHAUN OF THE DEAD

Fri 1st May 2015 at 20:00   £15.00 | £14.00 advance
Sat 2nd May 2015 at 20:00   £15.00 | £14.00 advance

Life is going nowhere for Shaun. He spends his life in his local pub, with his best mate Ed, has issues with his Mum and step-dad and things aren’t running too smoothly with his girlfriend Liz.

When Liz dumps him, Shaun finally decides to get his life in order. He must win back her heart, repair his relationship with his mum and face up to his responsibilities.

Unfortunately, there is a slight problem with the world being taken over by Zombies and they are attempting to eat the living. For the newly inspired Shaun, this is just another obstacle. In the face of a full scale ZOMBIE EPIDEMIC, armed with a cricket bat and his best mate with a spade, Shaun & Ed go to the rescue his Liz, her friends, mum and grudgingly his step-dad, and take them to the safest most secure place he knows.

© Sundial Theatre 2014