EVENTS

Please note: Shows at the Roundhouse  start on October 25, 2013.

Events. Shows. Exhibits Calendar..

 

 

 

 

 

Kendal Yarns- Best of The Fest!
Apr
26
Apr 29

Kendal Yarns- Best of The Fest!

Kendal Community Theatre

Best of the Fest 26th, 27th,28th & 29th April.

Six of the Best of the 2016 Kendal Yarns Festival of New Plays

Last July ,a vibrant festival of plays commissioned by Kendal Community Theatre took to the streets of Kendal. A total of 58 new 15-minute plays penned by writers of all ages, were performed several times by local actors over one week in various locations throughout the town. The festival culminated in a gala performance in Kendal Town Hall when one play chosen by each of the directors was performed.Come and see six of the best of these short plays in oneevening!

                       Kendal Date Night by Laura Howard (Carter):  Speed dating in the Globe!

Dance With Me by Emilia Unia:  A dance with the past on Kendal Station

Bridges Apart by Hannah Sowerby:  Young love divided by storm-wrecked bridge

Hannah’s Choice by Sheelagh O’ Brien: A sacrifice to survive – to chop or not to chop.

Girl Fishing by Martin Chambers: Romney’s muse returns to the banks of the Kent & Abbot Hall

Men of Progress by John Scott: From snuff to fracking, spin rules OK.

 Directed by Jayne Davies and Emma Rucastle

Kendal Community Theatre was founded in 2011 by six dedicated people. Since A Passion for Kendal was performed on the streets of Kendal in 2012, they have commissioned new work and produced a range of exciting plays. They are committed to experiment in types of theatre and a variety of spaces. 

Tickets £11 Adults,£10 Members,£5 Children (Click on date below to book a booking fee applies) or ring 015395 61076

Wed 26th April  Thurs 27th April  Fri 28th April Sat 29th April

Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward
May
4
May 13

Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

This comedy classic features cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine who is researching the occult for his new novel. The sceptical author invites an eccentric clairvoyant, Madame Arcati to his house for an elegant dinner party. While consumed in a trance, she unwittingly conjures up the ghost of Charles’ deceased first wife, the rather naughty Elvira.

Elvira soon upsets his new wife, the straight-laced and super-rational Ruth. If Charles wants his latest marriage to stand a chance, he’d better conjure up a solution... and fast!  

BLITHE SPIRIT is a play full of laughs and love, mischievous ghosts and sparkling wit. Come and be spirited away by this delightful comedy by The Master – Noël Coward.                          Tickets £12.50, members £11.00 (click on date to book. A booking fee applies) or ring 015395 61076

BOOK HERE (Click on date)  4th  5th & 6th and 11th 12th13th May.

 

The Six Sided Man
May
27
7:30 pm19:30

The Six Sided Man

Inspired by cult novel, ‘The Dice Man’)

Performed by GAVIN ROBERTSON & NICHOLAS COLLETT

"Darkly comic, tongue-in-cheek, and highly imaginative, a Psychiatrist decides to make every decision by following options given to the dice. As he delves further into giving up responsibility for his actions, and introduces a patient to the same idea, mayhem ensues and the rules become twisted..."
After performances in the Edinburgh Festival, and tours to USA, Israel, Hong Kong, Africa, Central America and sell-out shows in Australia recently, this funny, gripping and thoroughly entertaining ‘play with movement’ comes to Staveley. Tickets £14.50 Members £12.50 Price includes a free glass of wine!

BOOK HERE (A booking fee applies ) or ring 015395 61076

“Gavin Robertson is well-known by now for creating imaginative physical theatre with added emotional value”
BBC Radio

"Novel and intriguing - a seductive package"
THE GUARDIAN

"…the capacity audience were held spellbound throughout the entire performance - witty and unique.” HONG KONG STANDARD

"A brilliantly unique combination of dialogue and movement, performed by two extraordinary performers"
LUKE RHINEHART (author of "The Dice Man") 

Tim Belford Remembered- The Steve Andrews Quartet
Jun
2
7:30 pm19:30

Tim Belford Remembered- The Steve Andrews Quartet

Veteran pianist Tim Belford, who played in the very first Steve Andrews quartet performance at the Roundhouse many years ago (and many more subsequently) died last year. His legacy to jazz in Cumbria was immense, spanning big bands in Carlisle, a long spell with the semi-legendary Mick Potts Gateway Jazz Band, and an even longer one with Bruce Carnaffin’s Mainline Jazz. That band included Steve Andrews in its original line-up, leading to Steve making the far-from-difficult choice of Tim as his pianist when he formed his Quartet, which performed frequently at Carlisle Jazz Club and of course the Roundhouse. Tim very quickly became a favourite performer here, displaying his endless invention and wit at the keyboard in a completely un-flashy way, as befits a man who was known for his good humour and modesty. We’re pleased that his widow Liz has accepted our invitation to attend this concert in Tim’s honour, and the band is composed of musicians who played with him on many occasions. Apart from Steve on whichever selection of reed instruments he chooses from his vast collection, you will hear Roy Cansdale on double bass (making a rare visit from Gloucestershire), Roly Veitch on guitar and Euan Pringle on drums: all people who played regularly with Tim in Carlisle and elsewhere. This will be a special night in memory of a special man. Tickets £14.50 Members £12.50 Price includes a free glass of wine!
BOOK HERE


Satin & Steel by Amanda Whittington
Mar
23
Mar 29

Satin & Steel by Amanda Whittington

Set against a world of one night gigs this gritty comedy reveals the highs and lows of performing on the club circuit in the north of England. A karaoke competition brings together seasoned pro, Vince Steel, and talented beginner, Teena White in an explosion of talent and creativity.

With a sensational mix of classic pop songs as a soundtrack to their journey, Teena and Vince’s tenuous relationship unfolds along the way.

Starring Kate Vernon and Bob Christie.

Directed by Fliss Pocock

Tickets £11.00 Members £12.50 Guests (including free wine)

Book here! (Click on date below- a booking fee applies)

Fri 24th March Sat 25th March

Mon 27th March TUESDAY SOLD OUT Wed 29th March

HOTCHA!
Feb
18
7:30 pm19:30

HOTCHA!

In addition to sporting one of the best band names in the North-west, Hotcha! have, over the past ten or so years, established themselves as the foremost gypsy jazz group in the area.  For those unfamiliar with gypsy jazz who may like to know what to expect, the first thing to say is that it has little to do with giant hoop ear-rings, flowing scarves and calf-length leather boots – in other words, the Hollywood image of the European gypsy. But the music is based on the sound of the incredibly talented and influential Belgian gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, who in the 1930s teamed up with the French violinist Stephane Grappelli to form the Hot Club de France. These far-from-kindred souls took the jazz world by storm, and there are still innumerable bands playing in their style but introducing new tunes and influences from other forms of music, thus keeping the tradition alive and fresh.   Hotcha! is a fine example of this, and we guarantee that you’ll enjoy their brand of quiet, swinging, heartfelt jazz in the     ideal acoustic setting of the Roundhouse.

BOOK HERE! A booking fee applies or ring 015395 61076

 

The line-up is:   Heath Lavery (violin)

                           Jon Moore (lead guitar)

                           Alan Pill (rhythm guitar)

                           Frank Grime (double bass).

 

Enid Famous Quiz Night
Feb
3
7:30 pm19:30

Enid Famous Quiz Night

Why not start the New Year by trying to answer some fiendish quiz questions devised by Enid and her team?

Join us for an evening of brain-stretching fun with a wide selection of subjects on offer. There is also a Pie And Pea supper served in the middle of the quiz. We have room for 10 teams of 4, or you can book individually and we will put you in a team.

Tickets are £8.50 which includes your supper, please let us know if you are a vegetarian. We’ll provide glasses (and wash them up) but bring along your own drinks! Please ring or email for availability.

015395 61076 staveleyrht*btinternet.com(replace *with@)

 

The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon
Jan
19
Jan 21

The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon

Al and Willie as "Lewis and Clark" were top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years. Now they aren't even speaking. When CBS requests them for a "History of Comedy" retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs.

"It's ham on wry...Simon's sure footed craftsmanship and his one liners are as exquisitely apt as ever." - New York Post

BOOK HERE (A booking fee applies)- Click on the date you wish to attend!

19th Jan

20th Jan

21st Jan

Tickets £12 members £11

The High Society Jazz band
Dec
17
7:30 pm19:30

The High Society Jazz band

Wrapping up a year of some very fine jazz at the Roundhouse – remember the enthralling Keith Nichols/ Nick Ward                       performance – we are delighted to welcome back local heroes, the High Society Jazz Band, for their annual Christmas thrash. The band’s personnel has now settled down, and is the same as last year (see below), while their popularity has spread to even more foreign parts: try Buxton and Glossop. But they are very glad to have been booked in relatively nearby Staveley for a gig which they always look forward to immensely. The music will be very much the mixture as before, with lots of traditional jazz numbers, the odd Christmas song, and some unclassifiable comedy material – some of which they claim may be intentionally funny. Good time jazz is the watchword for this band, for performers and audience alike.

Peter Boswell – cornet, trombone.

Bruce Carnaffin – clarinet, bass clarinet and vocals

Neil Anderton – keyboard and vocals

Gerry Clayton – double bass and vocals

Dave Bateman -guitar, banjo and vocals

Robin Andrews – drums, washboard and vocals.

Tickets members £12.50 Guests £14.50 (Tickets include free glass of wine)

BOOK HERE (Booking Fee applies) or telephone 015395 61076

 

 

Good Things by Liz Lochhead
Dec
5
Dec 8

Good Things by Liz Lochhead

A tonic, an evening of fun, much needed in these depressing times is what we hope to bring you with Good Things, by Liz Lochhead.

The action takes place in a charity shop on three particular days, 12th Night, Valentine’s Day and Christmas Eve. 49 year old Susan, cast aside by her husband for a younger model is desperate not to be left on the shelf along with the unwanted goods at the Charity Shop where she works; can she find love amongst other peoples’ detritus?

"laughs, pathos.. .and the happy ending... such feel good assurance that you can only be entertained"

The Guardian

7.30pm 5th to 8th December Tickets £11.00 Members £12.50 Guests.

SOLD OUT

Arrows of Desire Learned Friends
Nov
24
7:30 pm19:30

Arrows of Desire Learned Friends

Arrows of Desire

A one-act comedy written to celebrate the centenary of local Women’s Institutes.

President of West Nippleton WI, Sally Brown, holds century-old WI traditions dear but numbers are dwindling. Federation has passed a controversial amendment to the constitution and West Nippleton WI looks poised to change forever. Will Sally hold her ground or will an unexpected visitor who bears bad tidings, challenging opinions and a Cupid’s arrow change her mind? 

Cast: Ginny Davis and Sharon Baylis. Director: Victoria Pritchard

Learned Friends

A fascinating new play with echoes of “Twelve Angry Men”  set within the context of a criminal trial.  “Learned Friends”  draws parallels between the worlds of football and the law and answers questions frequently put to  barristers:  What occurs when Judge and Counsel retire from the public areas of a criminal court while the jury deliberate their

“Truly captivating, witty and engaging.”

“Brilliant! Thought-provoking, touching, wonderful!”“Wonderfully complex and thought-provoking.  Tickets members £13.50 Guests £15.00 (Price includes free glass of wine)

SOLD OUT

FIVE IN A BAR
Oct
14
7:30 pm19:30

FIVE IN A BAR

Five in A Bar:- Jude Glendinning, Anne Green, Diane Sammons, Carole Wood and Val Macconnell formed in 1998, brought together by friendship and the sheer joy of singing in harmony. They perform regularly across the North of England singing their own a capella arrangements over a wide variety of music - from folk and jazz to contemporary classics and blues. Their guiding maxim is "songs of meaning sung with feeling" Their harmonies evoke feelings of love, joy and reflection. 5 in a bar collaborate each year with Demi Paradise productions for Deck the Hall Christmas shows performed in the acoustically stunning setting of the Shire Hall in Lancaster. www.fiveinabar.co.uk Friends £12.50 Guests £14.50

Book HERE (Booking fee applies) or Tel 015395 61076

IAN McMILLAN + TONY HUSBAND - A CARTOON HISTORY OF HERE
Oct
3
7:30 pm19:30

IAN McMILLAN + TONY HUSBAND - A CARTOON HISTORY OF HERE

  • Staveley Roundhouse

Comedy, cartoonery, poetry & improv! Created by tonight’s audience with Yorkshire poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Cartoonist of the Year Tony Husband. A fast-flowing, rapid-rafting adventure in which two top funny men reflect upon locAl stories and legends. For audiences, 9 to 109. @IMcMillan

‘the best night we've had at the parish centre for many a year. It was a hoot!’ Mellor 

'Ian McMillan, owner of one of the finest broadcasting voices currently gracing the airwaves' Radio Times

Ian is poet-in-residence for The Academy of Urbanism and Barnsley FC. He presents The Verb every week on BBC R3 and he’s a regular on Coast, BBC Breakfast, Countryfile, Pick of the Week, Last Word and The Arts Show. He’s been a castaway on Desert Island Discs. Previously he was resident poet for English National Opera, UK Trade & Investment, Yorkshire TV’s Investigative Poet and Humberside Police’s Beat Poet. His rip-roaring poetry shows are legendary. Cats make him sneeze. @IMcMillan www.ian-mcmillan.co.uk

NOW SOLD OUT!

Maurice's Jubilee
Sep
27
Sep 30

Maurice's Jubilee

A Royal encounter. An enduring love. A bungalow in Penge. For 60 years Helena has been Queen of Maurice's heart. But his Great Love is another Queen. The Queen Helena says he's never met. Maurice's Jubilee, a new play by award winning actress and writer Nichola McAuliffe, is a funny and poignant exploration of one man's enduring commitment to a dream. And an eternal love triangle fallen on hard times...

Buy tickets here price includes a free glass of wine! (£1.25 booking fee applies for online bookings- click on date) or ring number below

Tuesday 27th Sept

Wednesday 28th Sept

Thursday 29th Sept

Friday 30th Sept

 

Tickets £11 Friends, £12.50 Guests. Tel 015395 61076

Staveley Roundhouse 25th Annual Art Exhibition
Aug
24
Aug 30

Staveley Roundhouse 25th Annual Art Exhibition

 

The 25rd Annual Art Exhibitionwill take place again this summer fromWednesday 24th August through to Tuesday 30th August. Daily from 10am to 4pm.

There will be a preview evening for invited guests at 7pm on Tuesday 23rd August.

The Exhibition is open to residents of the parishes of Ings, Kentmere and Staveley, and to current members of The Roundhouse ( £10 per annum, contact staveleyrht@btinternet.com  to apply.)

Art work must be the original work of the entrants, and not previously exhibited at a Roundhouse Exhibition.   Etchings, linocuts and other original prints will be welcome, as will some 3D work. Copies and photocopies, decoupage, fabric and similar crafts will not be accepted for exhibition. 

For admin queries contact: Clare Brockbank, 821237,  clarbrock@btinternet.com

For art or hanging queries contact: Wendy Randall, 8221524,   wendyrandallartist@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

25th Anniversary Party
Aug
6
6:00 pm18:00

25th Anniversary Party

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Staveley Roundhouse- all members, actors, musicians and artists who have ever performed or exhibited at The Roundhouse  are invited to our 'Drop in' cocktail party! Do come along for a drink and look at old photos. Celebrate with us!  Pleased drop usline to say you are coming so that we don't run out of supplies!

Lake District Folk Weekend at Staveley  Roundhouse
Aug
5
7:30 pm19:30

Lake District Folk Weekend at Staveley Roundhouse

 

Reg Meuross.    (HEADLINE)

Reg Meuross is a true modern day troubadour – commenting on life as he sees it, with some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written. As FolkWords say, the songs of Reg Meuross are ‘the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk ‘

regmeuross.com
 

Jessica Lawson & Phil Simpson (SUPPORT)
Jessica Lawson sings and accompanies herself on autoharp and acoustic guitar. Her original songs reflect a background in folk music and a love of Americana as she sings stories about the sea, love, loss, war, and a few ‘fallen’ women. Fast building a reputation on the folk scene, Jessica and has performed a number of high profile and exciting shows, supporting Eddi Reader and Dave Rotherary, as well as appearing on bills alongside Cara Dillon and Barbara Dickson. She’ll be joined by guitar accompanist, singer and songwriter Phil Simpson.

Pandora's Handbag (SUPPORT)

"Think Fascinating Aida with a touch of The Goons and you have Pandora's Handbag.  Pitch perfect harmonies and a style that moves easily from mood to mood surrounded at times with a humour that is both zany and understated.  Don't miss the chance to hear them."  Bill Adair, Singer/Songwriter. pandoras-handbag.co.uk

Buy tickets here

 

Mike Hatchard -Cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats ... with a piano!
Aug
2
7:30 pm19:30

Mike Hatchard -Cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats ... with a piano!

On the 29th June pianist and veteran Edinburgh Fringe performer Mike Hatchard set offto cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats – with a piano! Not a real piano (obviously) but nevertheless a fairly hefty electric piano on a purpose built trailer, quite an undertaking; and performing concerts along the way in every kind of venue ranging from village halls to theatres, raising money for BBC Children in Need

Mike plays all sorts of music ranging from jazz standards, some vintage ragtime, occasionally forays into classical music and songs by Victoria Wood, Tom Lehrer, Jacques Brel and David Bowie.

Mike is confident he can raise a great deal of money for a worthy cause. He is a gifted raconteur as well as an accomplished artist, a former musical director for Matt Monro he has also worked with the likes of Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, the Chamber Ensemble ofLondon and Herbie Flowers. He has performed his one man show on the Southbank (the Purcell Room) three times and is a published author and cartoonist (with Kevin Mayhew) as well as a Guild recording artist. In fact his career has been so diverse what more fitting way than to celebrate his sixtieth birthday!

NOW SOLD OUT!

Macbeth
May
12
May 17

Macbeth

By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes”

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the death of the bard we will be presenting Shakespeare’s shortest but most action packed play. A favourite since it was first performed in 1606, this great story of superstition, ambition, and retribution, takes the audience on an action packed ride. Witches, ghosts, murder and prophecies, are just some of the vital ingredients in this swirling cauldron of a play that is Macbeth!

With a large cast, (some of them with swords) you are guaranteed a night to remember!

Tickets £12.50 including wine, Ring 015395 61076 email staveleyrht@btinternet.com or you can now book online though a (Ticketing Company Booking Fee applies)

BOOK HERE (click on the date)

12TH     13th SOLD OUT    14TH      16TH     17TH

 

 

contact email; staveleyrht@btinternet.com 

The Steve Andrews Quintet
Apr
29
7:30 pm19:30

The Steve Andrews Quintet

For the uninitiated, Steve is probably the premier jazz reedman in the North, playing tenor and alto saxes plus clarinet, and his special rapport with the rest of the band means that you're assured of an evening full of swing and surprises – oh, and also wit: Steve's dry humour puts him in demand as a compere with other bands, and Tim has been known to join in to make it a double act. This is guaranteed to be a very special evening. 

NOW SOLD OUT!

 

Nelson - The Sailors' Story
Apr
20
7:30 pm19:30

Nelson - The Sailors' Story

Written and performed by Nicholas Collett 

Inspirational hero - flawed maverick. Tactical genius. Rebel.
Amidst the shot, smoke and din of battle, a surgeon, a midshipman, a gunner and a powder monkey aboard HMS Victory strive to destroy the Combined Fleet of France and Spain. Their fate - and that of their country - lies in the hands of one man - Horatio Nelson.
For two hundred years, Vice Admiral, the Right Honourable, the              Viscount Nelson KB has stood patiently on his column in Trafalgar Square, watching the world and its many changes, good - and bad. But what happened to the "tars" who served with him? Through their eyes we find out what it was really like at Trafalgar; and in Nelson's own words, the hero - and the rebel, then - and now.
Below the column in Trafalgar Square, a homeless Falklands veteran shivers in the cold... 

Tickets £14.50 including wine, Ring 015395 61076 or email; staveleyrht@btinternet.com for tickets

 

Keith Nichols & Nick Ward
Mar
12
7:30 pm19:30

Keith Nichols & Nick Ward

Keith Nichols is a piano professor in both senses of the word. He not only plays to the highest standard, but also lectures on early jazz at the Royal Academy of Music, as well as playing several other instruments, not to mention providing arrangements for orchestras all over the world. Not too long ago he re-created Benny Goodman’s 1938 Carnegie Hall concert at the Sage in Gateshead. But here at The Roundhouse you’ll feel the warmth of his personality, his skills as a raconteur and singer, and most of all his incredible command of the keyboard. Sit back and enjoy this rare opportunity to hear Keith in such an intimate venue.

Nick Wardis the country’s most in-demand drummer in the          vintage jazz style. He plays in many bands, but is most often heard with Keith, with whom he displays a natural affinity, and his command of his motley collection of hittable and tappable objects (see below) has to be seen and heard to be believed.

Nick has a selection of percussion instruments, including two Premier drum kits, both dating from the 1930s. One kit dates from 1934-37, and the other from 1937-1938, plus other                   individual bass drums, snare drums and Chinese tom toms, and temple blocks, all dating from the 1920’s. He also has a large   collection of cymbals from this period, and a Boosey and Hawkes “New Century” drum console dating from 1934.

Tickets £14.50 including a glass of winering 01539561076 or email staveleyrht@btinternet.com for tickets.

Alan Ayckbourn's LIVING TOGETHER
Mar
9
Mar 16

Alan Ayckbourn's LIVING TOGETHER

Living Together is the second of the well known trilogy by Alan Ayckbourn, The Norman Conquests.

Annie, the Cinderella of the family, lives in the slightly shabby Victorian family home looking after her formidable mother. Reg, her brother and his wife Sarah come to stay so that Annie can go away for a 'rest'. In reality, she has something more exciting planned, a naughty weekend with assistant librarian Norman.

You will be astonished at the goings-on within the family which follow this decision! No performances Saturday 12th or Sunday 13th.

Tickets £12.50 including a glass of winering 01539561076 or email staveleyrht@btinternet.com for tickets.

 

Maz O'Connor - Live in Concert (in association with Staveley Folk Club)
Feb
12
7:30 pm19:30

Maz O'Connor - Live in Concert (in association with Staveley Folk Club)

Maz O’Connor is a gifted singer of traditional and self-penned songs. In 2013 she was nominated for the BBC Folk Awards Horizon Award and selected for a creative fellowship with the English Folk Dance and Song Society at London’s Cecil Sharp House, funded by the BBC Performing Arts Fund. She sings both traditional folk songs and her own compositions, and accompanies her uniquely pure voice with guitar, shruti box (an idea she “nicked” off fellow folk artist Karine Polwart), piano and harmonium.

'Melodic originals such as The Singing of the Ocean and Nightcap are among the standouts of a set that mixes youthful delight with gravitas, and Derby Day is O'Connor's touching tribute to suffragette martyr Emily Davison. Folk album of the year thus far. ****' (The Observer)

'Densely rich album of thoughtful, meticulously constructed songs. ****'(The Financial Times)

'Maz O'Connor's ace, apart from her remarkable songwriting talent, is her captivating voice ****' (Q Magazine)

' strong traditional British and self-penned songs' (The Independent)

Buy tickets from 07708 923 540 or online at: https://www.musicglue.com/mazoconnor/events/12-feb-16-maz-oconnor-staveley-roundhouse/

High Society Jazz Band - Xmas Party
Dec
19
7:30 pm19:30

High Society Jazz Band - Xmas Party

The boys (boys!) return for their annual bash, and this time it’s a true Christmas party rather than a“cheer-you-up in the dark days of January”.   The music and merriment will be the mixture as before – some classic jazz, some silly songs, and the odd new number to spice things up, butthere have been a couple of changes of personnel over the past year. If you were there, you can’t possibly have forgotten the tear-filled retirement , at this very theatre, of long-term drummer and vocalist Ralph Wilson.   Ralph is alive and well and living in Lancaster, but occupying the drum chair will be his replacement RobinAndrews, who was unearthed in Kendal after months of searching.   Alongside him, playing double bass, will be ex-professional Gerry Clayton, who has recently joined the band after the retirement of its founder Brian Gordon (also alive and well but living in Heysham).   However the ethos of the band is unchanged, to the surprise of some of its members who didn’t realise that ethics even came into the equation, and they will be doing their level best to live up to their motto of “Let the good times roll”.

NOW SOLD OUT!

 

The Flint Street Nativity by Tim Firth
Dec
7
Dec 12

The Flint Street Nativity by Tim Firth

A seasonal comedy from the writer of Calendar Girls!

The children are played by adults in this warm, witty and funny play. Mrs Horrocks' class of seven year olds is about to perform their nativity play at Flint Street Junior School for the proud mums and dads – and the occasional social worker. Squabbles arise when Gabriel wants to play Mary, the Star grumbles he's not a proper star like they have at NASA, Herod won't stop waving to his mum and dad and the subver-sive Innkeeper is determined to liven up the traditional script. And then the stick insect escapes…….

Directed by Fliss Pocock Tickets £11.00Friends £12.50 Guests. NOW SOLD OUT!

 

"so funny you only have yourself to blame for not visiting the loo before going in" The Guardian

Love Matters
Nov
20
7:30 pm19:30

Love Matters

Love Matters

An evening celebration of Love in all its various guises. Enjoy a lightning trip from the Old Testament to modern times; from first love to old age.  Delight in what has been said about love over the centuries.  Listen to a miscellany of prose, poetry, pithy extracts, sayings, songs and music, all celebrating the agony and ecstasy of falling in and out of love.

Presented by The Fools Players .

Tickets £13.00 Friends £15.00 Guests including a glass of wine!  email staveleyrht@btinternet.com or Tel 015395 61076 to book

 Fashionably Late
Oct
29
7:30 pm19:30

Fashionably Late

NOW SOLD OUT! A Two hander by visiting company- Ginny Davis productions. Ruth Rich and her family are planning a joint birthday party for Dad’s 60th and Fred’s 18th when tragedy strikes. Can the party go ahead? Should it? With a Will (actually despite the Will) the family find a way to celebrate family, love and all that matters in a unique fashion.

Ginny Davis returns to the stage as Ruth Rich and numerous other characters within her friend/family circle, playing alongside James Goldsworthy, co-founder of Popinjay Productions, who trained with the Year Out Theatre Company, Stratford-upon-Avon.

“Wonderful. Wonderful. Laughed all the way through” Wellesbourne, March 2014

“Hilarious. The best yet.” Wellesbourne, March 2014

 

Spitfire Solo
Oct
14
7:30 pm19:30

Spitfire Solo

It is June of the new Millennium. For eighty-year old Peter Walker, ex-Battle of Britain pilot, an unexpected new challenge is about to begin. From the comfort of the Silver Birches Retirement Home, he must once again find the resilience, determination and strength to do what must be done.

As he re-lives past glories, losses, wartime experiences, family memories and the heady days of blue skies and battles, he searches for the answer to the biggest question so far!

Personal, charming, funny and inventive, ‘Spitfire Solo’ is one man’s battle for survival, the second time around! Blending theatre, music and film in this multi-layered and textured production, ex-RSC and West End actor Nicholas Collett plays a multitude of characters and recreates the Battle of Britain on stage! Written and performed by Nicholas Collett.

 Tickets £13 Friends £15.00 Guests Ring 015395 61076 or email staveleyrht@btinternet.com

 

Live Music: The Dovetail Trio
Oct
9
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: The Dovetail Trio

One of the hottest new acts on the Folk scene and appearing at festivals nationwide.

Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives and modern themes with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage.

The new collaboration effortlessly combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood, and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn.

TICKET HOTLINE: 07708 923 540      £15     DOORS 7PM

BUY TICKETS ONLINE:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/320978

http://www.dovetailtrio.com

April in Paris by John Godber
Sep
15
Sep 18

April in Paris by John Godber

 

Al and Bet lead a quiet somewhat humdrum life. He has recently lost his job, she works in a shoe shop and can only dream of a better life, but things are about to change...When Bet wins a romantic breaks competition in a magazine, they head off to Paris. Before long, they are both up to their necks in culture, croissants and champagne.                     The bright lights of Paris rekindle their relationship, but the reality of returning home always looms large. Join Al and Bet in this hilarious romantic adventure which was Olivier-nominated for Comedy of the Year when it was first performed

The Lake District Folk Weekend: Tom McConville + Chapin-Wickwar + Dan Webster
Aug
7
7:00 pm19:00

The Lake District Folk Weekend: Tom McConville + Chapin-Wickwar + Dan Webster

The Lake District Folk Weekend presents 3 fantastic well known acts on one night! Book early as not to miss out on this fabulous concert as part of many events taking place this weekend in Staveley!

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TICKET HOTLINE: 07708 923 540  £15   

TOM MCCONVILLE 

Tom McConville:  A virtuoso musician and fantastic singer, his rich and warm voice makes his interpretation of traditional and contemporary songs greatly admired by singers throughout the world.

In great demand as a performer, session musician and teacher; playing the fiddle is his lifelong passion and he has achieved every player’s dream of creating his own unique, instantly recognizable sound.

His live performances combine a rollercoaster of musical delights from fast, rhythmic dance tunes , through beautiful slow airs and of course, great singing. All presented with his inimitable sense of humour and style.

CHAPIN-WICKWAR

Chapin-Wickwar are an acoustic duo from the west of Cumbria. Both singer-songwriters in their own right, Sue and Lisa met at the end of 2013 and realised there was great potential in their combination of guitar styles and natural vocal harmony. With this new found synergy, the two decided to get out and about performing together and the Chapin-Wickwar duo was born.

In their first year together, Sue and Lisa had performed in excess of 100 gigs, had their original songs aired on BBC Radio Cumbria, Radio Portsmouth, Heart Radio and produced two EPs.

The duo's style has been described as Folk/Americana. Their musical partnership has been described as compelling, their music exquisitely dynamic and their songs intricate, gorgeously crafted and beautifully executed. Their debut album, 'If...' was released in April 2015 and presents a collection of 11 original, evocative songs. An album truly from the heart.

DAN WEBSTER

Dan Webster is a seasoned English singer-songwriter, his music is influenced by sounds and story telling traditions of American and British Folk music (in it’s broadest sense), Americana and Rock and Roll. Americana UK described him as ‘A Hybrid of Damien Rice, Seth Lakeman and Tom McRae’.

Dan has played too many shows to count over the years. Live, Dan inspires attention; pulling you into his work with finely crafted melodies and lyrics - delivered with a powerful, and honest vocal.

His previous album release DIAMOND LAND received a number of plays on BBC Radio 2 and was well received critically in the press. His 2012 single release Frank Dalton was nominated for Fatea magazines track of the year.
 
His new self produced release for 2015 THE TIN MAN is the pinnacle of his work to date.  It explores folk, country and rock and roll across the album fusing these styles throughout the body of the work. Webster’s delivery sits perfectly within English folk and American styles through rock and roll to Country/Americana and beyond.

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TICKET HOTLINE: 07708 923 540  £15   

Jul
23
7:30 pm19:30

Staveley Roundhouse Annual General Meeting

 

The Annual General Meeting is an opportunity for members to hear about the plans of organisation and offer their help or make suggestions for events. We are particularly looking for assistance with The Arts Exhibition and with Directing/Producing plays so if you think you can contribute in any way, please come along.

 

The Steve Andrews Quintet
May
22
7:30 pm19:30

The Steve Andrews Quintet

The sharp-eyed among you (that's everybody, then) will have spotted that on his annual visit this year Steve is bringing 5  people rather than 4.The extra man is superb Tyneside guitarist and singer Roly Veitch  who has worked on many occasions both with Steve and also our favourite nonagenarian pianist Tim Belford. Joining Steve, Tim and Roly will be expat bassist Roy Cansdale who is  travelling up from Gloucestershire specially for this gig. Regular drummer Brian Teagle makes up the five.

For the uninitiated, Steve is probably the premier jazz reedman in the North, playing tenor and alto saxes plus clarinet, and his special rapport with the rest of the band means that you're           assured of an evening full of swing and surprises – oh, and also wit: Steve's dry humour puts him in demand as a compere with other bands, and Tim has been known to join in to make it a double act. This is guaranteed to be a very special evening. 

           Be there if you possibly can!  £12.50 Friends £14.50 Guests

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