Music from all across the spectrum this month – kicking things off is Will Lawton (Thurs 11 Feb) who’s made me break my own ban on the word “virtuoso”. Songwriter, singer, pianist and hang player – he’s one of the most scintillating voices on the scene right now. On the flipside, Arlington stalwarts Livewire AC/DC (Sat 6 Feb) are back and bigger than ever – putting you slap bang in the middle of the show with hit after hit and grand finale cannons to boot! For a folkier February you can meet The James Brothers (Sat 27 Feb) – not quite outlaws and not quite relations, but one of the most devilish duos we’ve ever come across. Drawing from blues, folk and bluegrass these very musicians offer an evening of traditionalish songs and wit straight from the Southern hemisphere. Flip the coin Jo Harman (Fri 12 Feb), darling of the souls and blues community, specialises in forming emotional connections with her audience from the spontaneity of her performance.
February also sees the return of our comedy programme. Stephen K Amos (Tues 9 Feb) makes good on his promise to return after his wildly successful performance of a few years ago. His own brand of feel-good comedy lifts the spirits and has led to him being hailed as a “national treasure”[Sunday Times]. Later in the season we round out the season with Tim Fitzhigham (Thurs 10 March) and Omid Djalili (Tues 10 & Weds 11 May).
For family drama (the good kind) we’ve got Soup Soup Theatre’s The Owl & The Pussycat’s Treasury of Nonsense (Sat 13 Feb). Inspired by the works of Edward Lear, this is a feast for the eyes, ears and imagination of everyone over the age of 3. A darker tale suitable for those over the age of 9, The Lost Things (Weds 10 Feb): a boy falls and finds himself in a dark and terrifying new world of car keys, wedding rings, and a mysterious girl who is building an amazing machine….
Tickets for all these shows can be brought here, or by calling 01635 244 246 between 10am-4.30pm, Mon-Fri.