Live Performances

Here's a list of our forthcoming Live events, we hope to see you there!

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Everything Fitz

Meet the Fitzgeralds~ a family group consisting of fiddling and step dancing sensations – Tom, Kerry & Julie Fitzgerald. These siblings, from Canada’s renowned Ottawa Valley, have come a long way from their small town roots. Featuring 3-time Canadian Grandmaster Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions, this unique act features high-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing. It is the rare combination of exceptional musicianship, incomparable step dancing, audience interaction, evident love of performing, and genuine sibling connection that resonates with audiences of all ages and sets this group apart

Age Range: all ages

www.thefitzgeralds.net

Fiona Coffey Cabaret
A Touch of Mrs Robinson

Is it wrong to behave badly? Can you be sexy without disgracing yourself? A touch of Mrs Robinson is a cabaret inspired by the woman who seduced The Graduate and became a legend in her own leopard print. Featuring a live band, Fiona Coffey tells Mrs Robinson’s story with a stylish selection of jazz numbers and Sixties pop songs and asks: Could a touch of Mrs Robinson change your life?

Age Range: Adults, esp. women!

www.atouchofmrsrobinson.com

Francesca Millican Slater
My Dearest Girls - The Letters Book

Discovered in the Shropshire Archives, a book of letters sent during 1917-1920 between a group of six young Shropshire women reveals their everyday lives as farmers, office workers, factory hands, nurses and teachers. This document has directly inspired and informed this show. There is gossip and hint of scandal, reprimands and reprisals, tales of dancing for royalty, fiancés on the frontline and how to feed 100 chickens while on rations. Warm and witty story telling combining character, live music and a touch of cabaret. Adults and teenagers.

Age Range: age 12+

www.francescamillicanslater.co.uk

Laboratorium Pieśni

Using traditional, polyphonic singing this fabulous all female group perform songs from all over the world, mainly: Ukraine, Balkans, Poland, Belarus, Georgia, Scandinavia and many other places. They sing a capella as well as with shaman drums and other ethnic instruments (shruti box, kalimba, flute, gong, zaphir and koshi chimes, singing bowls, rattles etc.), adding voice improvisations, inspired by sounds of nature, often intuitive, wild and feminine.

http://laboratoriumpiesni.pl/en/

Les Bordeliques
Blind Date

More Canadian gems to delight our audiences. Two ex Cirque du Soleil performers, a musician and a dancer, in a wacky and absurd series of blind dates! From stilts to high heels, classical violin to contemporary music, step dancing shoes to ballet slippers, six characters act out an amusing dating game through the tease of seduction and a comedic clash of personalities. A funny and touching performance, where characters express themselves through dance and music in their search for love. Will be enjoyed by those aged 11+.

Age Range: 11+

www.lesbordeliques.com

Lost Dog
Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)

A one man staging of Milton’s epic Paradise Lost and not like whatever came into your head when you read the first bit of that sentence. Combining theatre, comedy and movement this is a journey through the story of the creation of everything condensed into 75 minutes. A show which brings you the highlights of this well known but often forgotten story beginning with Lucifer’s rebellion and ending with Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the garden of Eden. A single man plays all the characters, creates all the scenes and, despite his best efforts, falls a little short of perfection. A show for anyone who has created anything (child, garden, paper aeroplane) and then watched it spiral out of control.

Age Range: 14+

www.lostdogdance.co.uk

Malcolm & Josh Green
Gone Cuckoo

It’s shortly after dawn on the North York Moors and a male Cuckoo is having a tiny radio transmitter strapped to his back. A few weeks later he will have flown thousands of miles south, 5km up over the Sahara Desert, sending signals back to England as he travels through Libya, Chad and Congo. For thousands of years the Cuckoo has been part of folklore and its call present in songs, poems and stories. But now this bird is threatened in England and we may soon stop hearing that iconic ‘cuck-coo’. A storyteller and musician follow the trail of this creature with its special place in our culture as bringer of spring.

Age Range: 8+

www.malcolm-green.co.uk

Montreal Guitar Trio
Danzas

Montreal Guitar Trio marry passionate virtuosity with a stealthy sense of humour and include a mix of rearranged classical pieces, well known covers adapted for three guitars, some original compositions, jazz numbers and world music discoveries. They occasionally add their voices to the guitars when performing great popular classics like The Beatles or Radiohead. For over 15 years, the trio have toured globally: audiences love their interaction, virtuosity, creativity, wit and warmth.

Age Range: All ages

www.stationbleue.com

Morgan and West
Parlour Tricks

Time travelling magic duo Morgan & West presents a brand new show chock full of jaw dropping, brain bursting, gasp eliciting feats of magic. The dashing chaps offer up a plateful of illusion and impossibility, all served with wit, charm and no small amount of panache. Be sure to wear a hat – Morgan & West might just blow your mind. **** The Stage **** The Daily Mirror ***** London Theatre 1

Age Range: 7+

www.morganandwest.co.uk

Open Sky
Hairy Fairy Tails

Open Sky proudly present their new show…Hairy Fairy Tails! Classic fairy stories retold as never before through rhyme, song, music, puppetry, mime and magical transformations. Rapunzel’s sick of people going on about her hair so she takes matters into her own hands. Janet rescues Tomlin from the wild woodland fairies by giving him a cuddle – even when he turns into a wolf, a snake and a burning stick. Goldilocks is scared of the three bears so very surprised to find that they’re totally terrified by her. The Nanny Goats Tuff aren't taking any nonsense from the Rock n' Roll Troll. The stories offer simple life lessons for girls and boys; be yourself, be kind, be open minded and be brave. Fabulous furry fun for all. Hairy not scary for ages 3+.

Age Range: age 3+ and families

www.openskyahead.co.uk

Open Sky
Scorched

A decorated WWII veteran of a bloody desert war sits in the armchair of his rest home, his memories tattooed upon his body. Dementia strikes. Ink comes alive as stories of love and war. Once more his mind turns to the desert sands. 'Scorched' uses new writing, physical theatre, projection, sound design and music to create a challenging and beautiful piece, and was inspired by the writer’s grandfather’s life.

Age Range: age 12+

www.openskyahead.co.uk

Panta Rei
Lullaby

International dance from Norway, in which three men demonstrate their power, strength, energy, aggression and humour through dance. Accompanied by beautiful live music, the relationship men have with each other is played out through two pieces, choreographed by women. The dancers explode with energy and fluidity; Lullaby will leave you breathless, thoughtful and stimulated! During the interval the musicians will continue to play for your delight.

Age Range: age 10+

www.pantareidanseteater.com/en

Phoenix Dance Company
ReFINED

A thrilling mixed programme packed with solos, duets, trios and quartets plucked from some of the most popular pieces from the company's repertoire. Showcasing breathtaking choreography from some of dance's leading names and designed specifically for smaller stages. The main performance will be preceeded by curtain raisers from students of Weobley High School and The Steiner Academy who have been workshopping with the professional dancers from Phoenix Dance.

Age Range: All ages, esp. youth/families

www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk

Pop-Up Opera
Il Matrimonio Secreto: The Secret Marriage

An 18th-century Italian comic opera by Domenico Cimarosa, strongly influenced by Mozart. With comic intrigues and confusions, the story is about following your heart, and makes a perfect summer opera, filled with the special Pop-up Opera humour, sparkle and fun. Its premiere was the occasion of the longest encore in operatic history; Leopold II was so delighted that he ordered supper served to the company and the entire opera repeated immediately after! With Pop Up Opera it doesn’t matter if you know the story, they whisk you away with sublime singing and delight you with their contemporary comic captions.

www.popupopera.co.uk

Quartette Lunoire

You are in a forest at midnight. Shafts of moonlight shimmer through trees and suddenly you come across a glade with a band of musicians making the most beautiful sounds. This is the world of Quartette Lunoire, who combine set design and lighting to create a magical environment to accompany their haunting, beautiful music. The programme includes 'Neck of the Woods,' written specially for the group by local composer/performer John Hymas, and Kurt Weill's Little Threepenny Music.

Age Range: All ages

Rabbit Theatre
The Odyssey (Greek stuff!)

From the makers of ‘Great Expectations’ and ‘Dracula’ comes ‘The ODYSSEY’: A TALE MORE EXCITING THAN EXCITEMENT ITSELF! Experience Gods and Monsters from the comfort of your seat as you join us on an epic journey to HELL and back! Thrill to Odysseus’s battle with a simple-minded, one-eyed Cyclops… Gasp, with amazement, at Scylla the six-headed monster... Shake with terror as the Sea God Poseidon conjures up a mighty storm... Once again, David Mynne brings you a ‘cast of thousands’ in this slightly bonkers, one-man adaptation of the mighty epic that is ‘The ODYSSEY’. Tremble. Gasp. Cry. Laugh... “STRANGERS! Who are you? Where are you from? You must be fools to creep into my cave uninvited. I am Polyphemus - the mightiest of Cyclops. Tremble,dullards, and prepare to die!”

Age Range: Age 12+

www.rabbittheatre.com

Sonrisa
A Taste of Latin

A Taste of Latin is a musical journey from Spain to South America, combining original material with traditional songs from the Latin world given a unique interpretation. Covering many Latin styles including Cuban Son, Tango, Bossa Nova, Samba and Rumba, you can either get up and have a go or sit back and soak up the spectacle in an evening full of fun vibes, toe-tapping rhythms and heartfelt songs.

Age Range: Adults & families

www.sonrisamusic.co.uk

Tayo Aluko & Friends
Call Mr Robeson. A life, with songs

A roller coaster journey through actor, singer, activist Paul Robeson’s remarkable and eventful life highlighting his pioneering and heroic political activism. It features much fiery oratory and some of his famous songs, including a dramatic rendition of the iconic "Ol’ Man River". Rave reviews and multiple awards from all over the world "A stunning piece of musical theatre.... high quality drama, first class singing" Fringe Review

Age Range: 12+

www.callmrrobeson.com

Vamos Theatre Company
The Best Thing

A swinging sixties story of unconditional love from the UK’s leading full mask theatre company. It’s 1966; the record player’s on, her hair’s bobbed and eye-lashes curled: for seventeen year old Susan, life is an adventure waiting to begin. But what happens next turns everything upside down, and its repercussions will last for decades to come. Step into the wordless world of Vamos Theatre for this bitter-sweet story of mistaken morals and broken hearts, 45s and beehives, where sexual revolution proves a hard and rocky path to tread. Funny, heart-breaking and human, The Best Thing is the latest touring production from one of the country’s must-see theatre companies."This touching piece by mask theatre company Vamos takes the long view in its investigation of the unhappy plight of unmarried teenage mothers in the 1960s...We may have heard this story before, but Vamos make it seem fresh and necessary all over again." Lyn Gardner: The Guardian

Age Range: 12+

www.vamostheatre.co.uk

Worklight Theatre
Labels

This intimate new solo show uses writer & performer Joe Sellman-Leava’s experiences of mixed heritage and racism to unpick the curiosities and fears around immigration, as well as the ongoing refugee crisis. Amid a cacophony of statistics and sound bites Labels offers an honest, human story about multicultural Britain. Labels enjoyed a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe having won a Fringe First award, the Holden Street Theatres Award and a nomination for Amnesty International’s Freedom of Expression Award. A show to make you laugh and think. Winner: Scotsman Fringe First Award 2015 Winner: Holden Street Theatre Award 2015 Shortlisted: Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2015 Edinburgh 2016 - standing ovations and sell-out shows back-to-back.

Age Range: 14+

www.worklighttheatre.co.uk

Zoe Gilby
Zoe Gilby Quartet

Zoë Gilby is a vocalist and songwriter, a rising star who is making a stunning impression on the music scene today. Her compelling original compositions are written with double bassist husband Andy Champion and performed by her highly accomplished band, guitarist Mark Williams and drummer Richard Brown. Her stockpile of music reaches a wide range of more contemporary material from composers such as Pink Floyd to Kate Bush. “Talent, skill and a beautiful voice.” Mod Radio, MADRID

Age Range: 12+

www.zoegilby.co.uk