Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Kathryn RobertsDuos come and duos go… And some nurture and fine tune their art and watch it grow into something totally original, captivating and award-winning. Bonded by an unseen alchemy, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have entwined their professional and personal relationship into an enviable class act of imaginative songwriting and musicianship.

The Dartmoor-based husband and wife have twice won the coveted Best Duo title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2016 and 2013), consistently delivering assured, distinctive performances whether live or recorded. Over two decades of performance they have never been trapped in a groove – always bold and innovative, mixing traditional song arrangements with (increasingly) their self-penned material which reels from the bitter to the sweet, the wry to the sad, the political to the passive. across folk, rock, country and blues genres.

With ‘Personae’, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman present their landmark fifth studio album. It is an eclectic emotional see-saw of a journey, melding ten tracks of traditional ballads and their own self-penned versatile material. Once again Roberts & Lakeman have created an album by turns curious, thought-provoking, moving and magical – a complete cornucopia astutely delivered by one of the most intriguing, uninhibited and popular duos on the British folk scene. Most definitely not ‘personae non gratae’.

“It’s folk music for the modern age.”The Telegraph – London

‘These guys are something very special’Acoustic Magazine

Elf The Musical JR

Elf

Elf The Musical JR

Ragtime Theatre School proudly present Elf The Musical JR. Ragtime is an independent, local Saturday theatre school for children aged 4+.
 
Elf The Musical JR. is based on the 2003 New Line Cinema hit and features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer) and Chad Beguelin (Disney’s Aladdin On BroadwayThe Wedding Singer), a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (AnnieThe ProducersHairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).
The musical tells the story of a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is given the name Buddy and raised by elves in the North Pole.  Buddy lives happily unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list, and his stepbrother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of the holidays.
Elf The Musical JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com.
Children Tickets for people under 16.

A Night At The Musicals for Macmillan

A Night At The Musicals For Macmillan

Spend a night at the musicals for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The cast will be taking you on a journey through some of the most famous musicals known to man with hit songs from Mamma Mia, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Wicked.

£25 show only

£40 Wines, Canape’s and Meet The Cast

Cast:

Dianne Pilkington: Recently cast in as Raquel in the Only Fools and Horses musical Dianne is no stranger to the stage with her Theatre credits including Elizabeth Benning in Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein (Garrick Theatre) Aunt Lily in Whisper House (The Other Palace); Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre); Sophie De Palma in Master Class (Vaudeville Theatre); Amalia in She Loves Me (Minerva Theatre, Chichester); Pamela/Margaret/Annabella in The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre).

Niamh Perry: Best known for creating Fleck in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Love Never Dies’, Niamh is a popular name in the West End with other theatre credits including ; Mary in the original London revival of Lloyd-Webber and Ben Elton’s The Beautiful Game (The Union Theatre, London); Jo-hanna in Sweeney Todd (Manchester Royal Exchange and West Yorkshire Playhouse), Kim in the original revival of Taboo (Brixton Clubhouse, London).

Rachael Wooding: Rachael is formerly Mandy in ITV’s Coronation Street and a Britain’s Got Talent 2016 Semi-Finalist but is comfortable on the West End stage too with credits including Joanne in ‘Fat Friends the Musical, Alice in the UK Tour of ‘Wonderland’, Karol in ‘Another Night Before Christmas’ (Bridge House Theatre), Scaramouche in the closing cast of ‘We Will Rock You’ (Dominion Theatre).

Rob Houchen: Rob trained at Guildford School of Acting. His Theatre credits include: Eugene in Eugenius (The Other Palace), Gibran in Broken Wings (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Les Miserables 30th Anniversary (Japan), Fleet in Titanic (Charing Cross Theatre), Marius in Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre), The 12 Tenors (World Wide Events), Godspell in Concert (The Lyric Theatre), Candide in Candide in Concert (Cadogan Hall), Peter Pan (Harlow Playhouse).

Tyrone Huntley: Tyrone was featured by ES Magazine as one of 10 of London’s hottest new talents to watch and named on The Progress 1000 list of most influential Londoners (2017).

Most recently, Tyrone played Justin Laboy in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 21 Chump Street at The Courtyard Theatre and is soon to appear as Obi in Leave to Remain at Lyric, Hammersmith.

ManMade

ManMadeMANMade, an evening’s celebration bringing together young males from local schools to push the boundaries of conventional male dance, under the direction of professional dance company ZoieLogic Dance Theatre. The project raises both awareness and involvement of boys in dance, as well as using a unique approach of specialist training to produce a high profile celebration on a professional stage.

Dance OffDance Off To Cancer

A charity performance to raise money for cancer research UK featuring a variety of acts from the local area including musical theatre, dance, song and much more. The highlight of this performance with be the “Dance Off” between a group of untrained males and females battling it out in a classical ballet number.

The aim of this event is to raise money and awareness for a cause of which everyone is affected by in some way, the value of your ticket, £10, will buy a new bulb for microscopes used to illuminate new ways to beat cancer, sooner. Thank you in advance for your help and support.

Kingdom of Madness: Classic Magnum

MagnumKingdom of Madness: Classic Magnum

Members of MAGNUM’s classic-era line-ups reunite for a celebration of the band’s much loved back catalogue covering the period 1978-94. One of the UK’s finest exponents of melodic rock music, Magnum achieved high album and singles chart positions in both the UK and Europe and gained a reputation as one of the hardest-working bands on the touring circuit, delighting audiences with concerts that were always captivating both musically and visually. Highlights of the band’s career include regular sold-out theatre tours including a memorable five nights at London’s legendary Hammersmith Odeon performed during 1988 together with headline appearances at Birmingham NEC and Wembley Arena, as well as appearances at major festivals.

Kingdom of Madness features Mark Stanway, Richard Bailey, Micky Barker, Laurence Archer and Mo Birch – all of whom have toured and / or recorded with Magnum – together with legendary bassist Neil Murray and acclaimed vocalist Chris Ousey – establishing a pedigree line-up of world class musicians. Kingdom of Madness will celebrate the legacy of Magnum’s classic period.

“There is an extensive catalogue of great songs from the classic years of Magnum which have not been performed on stage in many years and which audiences have constantly requested” says Mark Stanway, keyboard player with Magnum for 36 years.“Having said that, I should state that we by no means consider ourselves a Magnum “tribute” – how can it be when five of the members have a shared legacy with the band? I’m delighted to be working with Richard, Micky, Laurence and Mo again and in Neil and Chris we have two musicians with their own distinct history who will obviously bring their personal musical identity to the project. In addition, with our focus being firmly on the music from the earlier period, we do not perceive ourselves as being in “competition” with the current Magnum. There is more than enough music to keep both bands busy – a fitting testament to the song-writing of Tony Clarkin.

Red Sky Coven

Red Sky CovenDUE TO DEMAND 2ND NIGHT NOW ADDED

RED SKY COVEN 2019

Here they come once again – this unlikely trio of writers and performers. These are the ones who never did what they were expected to do, who dared to defy the entertainment business and never compromised.And above everything else, these are the ones who remained true friends through nearly 40 years of life’s adventures.
JUSTIN SULLIVAN – founder, writer and singer with the ultimate cult group New Model Army, responsible for selling millions of records and throwing a curve into thousands of lives.
JOOLZ – described as a “wild card on the literary scene, treading a line from spine-chilling performance-poet to Orange Prize-nominated novelist. She remains an endearingly forthright figure, and her performances are never less than mesmerising.”
REV HAMMER –  described in the British Press as a “maverick folk veteran”. His live shows combine humour, warmth and his beautiful songs (which are constantly being recorded by the likes of The Levellers, Edie Reader and Maddy Prior).
This is a special show unlike any other – a completely spontaneous blend of precision and chaos where the performers and audience become one family.

Red Sky Coven

Red Sky CovenRed Sky Coven

Here they come once again – this unlikely trio of writers and performers known as Red Sky Coven. These are the ones who never did what they were expected to do, who dared to defy the entertainment business and never compromised. And above everything else, these are the ones who remained true friends through nearly 40 years of life’s adventures.
JUSTIN SULLIVAN – founder, writer and singer with the ultimate cult group New Model Army, responsible for selling millions of records and throwing a curve into thousands of lives.
JOOLZ – described as a “wild card on the literary scene, treading a line from spine-chilling performance-poet to Orange Prize-nominated novelist. She remains an endearingly forthright figure, and her performances are never less than mesmerising.”
REV HAMMER –  described in the British Press as a “maverick folk veteran”. His live shows combine humour, warmth and his beautiful songs (which are constantly being recorded by the likes of The Levellers, Edie Reader and Maddy Prior).
This is a special show unlike any other – a completely spontaneous blend of precision and chaos where the performers and audience become one family.

Pop Divas Live!

Pop DivasPop Divas Live!

Get ready for the best songs from all your favourite female stars in one fabulous fun-packed show. Little Mix will cast some Black Magic and Taylor Swift will Shake It Off as four enormously talented girls bring you up close and personal with the greatest female pop performers of today.

Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, Beyoncé and Rihanna will all be dropping in to the biggest Pop Party ever so make sure you’re there!

With dazzling choreography, state of the art videos and superb vocals Pop Divas Live! is the perfect pop concert experience for the little divas in your life.

“My baby sister absolutely loved it. She got the chance to meet and dance on stage with them which was a dream come true. Thank you so much!”

“My 5 and 7 year old girls had the time of their lives! The length of the show was just right and we even got a picture at the end.”

“Absolutely fantastically made. My daughter and I loved it! An excellent introduction for children who are too young to go to big concerts.

Pulse

Pink FloydPulse – Pink Floyd

After a sell-out concert here in February 2017, we are delighted to be able to invite this band to return on 15 March 2019. Pulse are a 7-piece band specialising in the wonderfully pleasurable music of the legendary Pink Floyd.

Featuring tracks from The Wall, Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Division Bell and also from the Syd Barrett era along with a few surprises, this will be another night to remember.

Described by the Newbury Weekly News as ‘Exceptional Entertainment’ and having ‘a fully-deserved standing ovation ‘, and complemented by two stunning female backing singers and saxophone, Pulse have the sound of Pink Floyd absolutely nailed.