EVENTS

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

Events. Shows. Exhibits Calendar..

 

 

 

 

 

Anne-Marie Sanderson
Jul
6
7:30 PM19:30

Anne-Marie Sanderson

Anne-Marie Sanderson's voice is evocative of birds in flight - soaring, gliding, swooping - and it finds its home among the tall trees of her deft guitar work. Describing Anne-Marie's distinctive indie-folk music in these terms is apt; she is an artist who casts a careful eye and attentive ear to the natural world, alternating between wide-eyed wonder and wry observation. 

“Her performance is seemingly effortless, underpinned by great technical skill and sensitive use of modern technology to wrap the listener in her meticulously crafted soundscapes.” -

Visit Anne-Marie’s website here

Fatea Magazine 

"...confessional, literary folk... delicate and powerful at once..." - The Modern Folk Music of America

 "...soulful, sensitive, accomplished and engaging; you can feel her heart in her songs as well as witness how well-crafted they are." - Heidi Glynn-Finnegan, Sing for your Supper

Tickets Members £9 Guests £10 (tickets include a free glass of wine)

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FAST DUO David Telford-Reed and John Hiley present ‘Flanders and Swann at the Gasworks’
Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

FAST DUO David Telford-Reed and John Hiley present ‘Flanders and Swann at the Gasworks’

Flanders And Swann Tribute Duo:

David Reed and John Hiley both grew up in Windermere and were acquainted from an early age. Though at the Grammar School at the same time neither spoke to the other, because boys in long trousers didn’t converse with those in short trousers. They both took part in the annual school G&S productions in the Royalty Cinema, Bowness, annually metamorphosing for a week into leading ladies. Both played, though not simultaneously, the beguiling Phoebe Meryll in the Yeoman of The Guard. David has continued his singing career despite interruptions from his day job as a schoolteacher and is now in great demand as a tenor, which is what it costs for his services. John, meanwhile, pursued a career in high tension, rather like his violin strings, though his high notes now require a safety net. Returning to the Lake District about a decade ago, they did finally speak to each other, forming the FAST Duo in 2013, to bring joy to deprived regions of the British Isles.

Tickets £11 members £12.50 Friends (Ticket price includes a free glass of wine)

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Meet Tommy Atkins
Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

Meet Tommy Atkins

'Meet Tommy Atkins' takes the audience not just through Tommy's war, but also his life back home in Britain post war. We learn of his experiences in the trenches - fighting on the Somme, at Passchendaele and Loos; and also of the boredom, the loss and indeed the comradeship. Returning to Britain, Tommy shows us how a generation of returning men were maltreated but how ultimately it was his generation that forced through the foundations of the Welfare State.

From the beginning of the Great War to the end of the Second, Private Tommy Atkins was there.

This is his story.

 'Compelling, moving, insightful and believable....beautifully written and performed'

Stage Talk Magazine    

 Tickets £11.00 Members £!2.50 Guests BOOK HERE

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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the finest duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. Their unique ability to make old songs seem relevant and new songs sound ancient has brought them widespread critical acclaim.

The duo’s live performances are a celebration of traditional music but there is also a deep integrity and sincerity that stems from their passion for the social themes within the music. There is a common thread of political struggle, resistance, and justice as well as the occasional love song. Their shows manage to be both hard-hitting and uplifting and it is this ability that justifies their reputation as two of the most exciting musicians and social commentators on the scene.

Members £9 Guests £10 (Ticket includes a free glass of wine)

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 ‘To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware. The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists.’

The Guardian

‘Making common cause between antique songs and present circumstances is one of the grails of modern folk, one this young duo pull off impressively...Rousing stuff.’

The Observer 

www.jimmyandsidduo.com www.alanbearmanmusic.co.uk

 

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Annual Art Exhibition
Oct
9
to Oct 14

Annual Art Exhibition

We are delighted to be hosting The 28th Staveley Roundhouse Annual Art Exhibition  this year and after last year’s success, we hope that even more of our very talented local artists will submit their work for sale. Art work must be the original work of the entrants, and not previously exhibited at a Roundhouse Exhibition. Etchings, lino-cuts 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. The Exhibition is open for submissions from  residents of the parishes of Ings, Kentmere and Staveley, and to current members of The Roundhouse.

There will be a preview evening on Wednesday 8th October from 7pm – 9.pm to which Roundhouse members, exhibitors  and invited guests are welcome .

For admin queries and entry forms contact: roundhouseartstaveley@gmail.com For art or hanging queries contact: Wendy Randall, 01539 821524 or at the above e-mail address putting FAO Wendy Randall in the subject line.

 

 

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Green Door Art Exhibition
Nov
15
to Nov 17

Green Door Art Exhibition

“Affordable Art” at Staveley Roundhouse

Members of Green Door, the region’s leading artists’ collective, are returning to Staveley Roundhouse for another weekend of Affordable Art from 30 November 2 December.  With more than 200 pieces of work from Green Door artists, work will include paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics, glass, wood, jewellery, textiles and sculpture, all priced at £150 or less.   You’ll also find greetings cards smaller items, as well as unique Christmas gifts.

Open 10am - 4:30pm* (* Sunday 4pm).

For more information, keep an eye on www.greendoor.org.uk and Green Door Artists on Facebook

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The Haunted Through Lounge and Recessed Dining Nook at Farndale Castle
Jun
5
to Jun 11

The Haunted Through Lounge and Recessed Dining Nook at Farndale Castle

The Ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society are performing a spine-chilling murder mystery, not everyone is perfectly cast and to be honest they could do with some more rehearsals but the show must go on!

Guaranteed to bring the house down (and probably part of the set) this production is a tale of murder, mayhem and mishaps!

(Think any Gothic Horror Story story crossed with The Play that goes Wrong! )

Guests £12.50 Members £11.00 (Ticket includes a free glass of wine).

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Wednesday 5th June

Thursday 6th June

Friday 7th June

Saturday 8th SOLD OUT!

Monday 10th June

Tuesday 11th June

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Northern Sky
Mar
30
7:30 PM19:30

Northern Sky


Northern Sky are a Kendal-based band with a growing following in and around Cumbria.  The BBC Radio show ‘Introducing’ has selected several of their songs for airplay their song, "Catch The Light" has been featured as "Track of the Week" on BBC Radio Cumbria.

They have also supported several acts at venues accross the county.

The band comprises of Abby Harman (vocals), John Osborne (acoustic/electric guitars & vocals), Amy Beeton (cello), Lucy Johnson (vocals) & Martin Kirton (drums/cajon/percussion).

for more info and to hear the band go to www.northernskykendal.com

Tickets Members £9 Guests £10 (Tickets include a free glass of wine)

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The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington
Mar
22
to Mar 26

The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington

A hostess in the West End ‘gentlemen’s clubs’, Ruth Ellis works hard, plays hard and dreams of a movie-star life. Yet in 1955, the self-styled ‘blonde bombshell’ is convicted of murder and becomes the last woman to be hanged in Great Britain.

Ruth’s crime is re-examined in the light of the society she lived in and the experiences that led to her shooting her lover. Through the eyes of film noir Detective Inspector Gale – and the haunting voice of Billie Holiday – The Thrill of Love explores the enigma of Ruth Ellis: a woman whose short but explosive life still resonates.

An amateur performance by arrangement with Nick Herne Books.

Directed by Chris Whiteside.

Tickets £11.00 members £12.50 Guests (includes a free glass of wine)

BOOK HERE (click on date) ( No performance on Sunday 24th)

Friday 22nd March

Sat 23rd March

Mon 25th March

Tues 26th March

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A Brief History of Music
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

A Brief History of Music

The latest show from acclaimed musicians Chris Green and Sophie Matthews takes in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history.

Featuring long forgotten songs and tunes (not to mention jokes!) Chris and Sophie paint a vibrant and vivid picture of our musical DNA, mixing the familiar and the obscure, the raucous and the reflective and the courtly and the commonplace.

Complete with a bewildering array of instruments such as hurdy-gurdy, rauschpfeife and vihuela (and that’s just the first 100 years!) ‘A Brief History of Music‘ uses tunes, songs and humour to take you on a musical journey from which you won’t want to return!

Tickets £12.00 members £13.50 Guests (Ticket includes a free glass of wine)

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Ewan McLennan
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

Ewan McLennan

Ewan McLennan has come to be known as a guitarist at the very forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue.

From a BBC Horizon Award for his debut album to his performances on the iconic Transatlantic Sessions, recent years have been marked by numerous awards and accolades for his music. Ewan McLennan's most recent solo album, 'Stories Still Untold', continued this reception:

'Ewan McLennan has realised his potential on a wonderful album of traditional folk' **** The Telegraph

‘Breaking the Spell of Loneliness is a powerful, poignant set’ **** Guardian

Tickets Members £9 Guests £10 (includes a free glass of wine)

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Enid Holmes Memorial Quiz Night
Feb
8
7:30 PM19:30

Enid Holmes Memorial Quiz Night

When Enid sadly died last year her daughter Jackie and husband Brian kindly agreed to host our annual quiz night  which she ran so brilliantly for many years in her memory.

Join us for an evening of brain-wracking fun with a wide selection of subjects on offer. This year for a change we will be having a home made curry supper served in the middle of the quiz. Bring a bottle of whatever you wish to drink, we will provide glasses (and wash them up).

We have room for  10 teams of 4, or you can book individually and we will put you in a team.

Tickets £8.50 BOOK HERE

 

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The Flint Street Nativity by Tim Firth
Jan
11
to Jan 12

The Flint Street Nativity by Tim Firth

If you missed our sell out production here at The Roundhouse, why not catch it in the new year at The Heron Theatre in Beetham?

Performances are on Friday 11th January 2019 at 7.30pm and Saturday 12th January at 2.30pm

BOOK HERE!

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

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

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Christmas Jazz- The High Society Jazz Band
Dec
22
7:30 PM19:30

Christmas Jazz- The High Society Jazz Band

The High Society Jazz Band return for their annual Christmas thrash. The band always look forward to their visit to The Roundhouse immensely. The music will be very much the mixture as before, with lots of traditional jazz numbers, and the odd Christmas song,       

Tickets Members £12.50  Guests £14.50 includes a drink and a mince pie!

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Bella Gaffney & Polly Bolton
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

Bella Gaffney & Polly Bolton

Celtic  Connections  Danny  Kyle  Award  winner  Bella  Gaffney  (guitar,  vocals)  and  acclaimed  mandolin  player  Polly  Bolton  have  come  together,  fusing  Celtic  folk  with  bluegrass  in  an  exciting  new  collaboration.

Tickets members £9 Guests £10                         BOOK HERE!

(Ticket includes a free glass of wine)  Support- Mike Turnbull & Suzanne Ambrose

Bella  Gaffney  hails  from  Bradford.  She  writes  folk  inspired  songs  which  she  performs  along  with  her  own  original  arrangements  of  traditional  pieces.  Bella  released  her  second  album  'Heaven  Knows'  in  the  summer,  and  has  supported  folk  luminaries  including  Jon  Boden,  Cara  Dillon  and  Altan. 

She  has  appeared  at  festivals  including  Celtic  Connections,  Southwell  Folk  Festival,  Bromyard  folk  festival,  Moseley  Folk  Festival,  Beverley  Folk  Festival,  HebCelt  and  many  more.  Bella  also  performs  with  Midlands  based  band  Bric-a-Brac. 

York-based  Polly  Bolton  first  picked  up  the  mandolin  as  a  child  and  has  been  touring  internationally  in  various  line  ups  since  her  early  teens.  She  has  performed  at  festivals  including  Wilderness,  Boomtown  Fair,  Deer  Shed,  Festa  do  Avante!  (Portugal),  Beverley  Folk  Festival,  Musicport,  Towersey  and  Broadstairs  Folk  Week,  as  well  as  support  slots  with  Tcha  Limberger  &  Mozes  Rosenberg,  LAU  and  Hot  Club  of  Cowtown.  Polly  is  endorsed  by  Eastman™  (www.eastmanguitars.com)  and  plays  an  MD815-SB.  She  is  also  one  third  of  progressive  bluegrass  /  acoustic  trio  Stillhouse.  Polly  &  Bella  first  jammed  backstage  after  a  show  in  York  in  the  autumn  of  2017  and  the  project  grew  from  there.  A  great  musical  friendship,  they  work  collaboratively,  arranging  material  led  by  powerful  vocals  and  glittering  instrumental  collaboration

 

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STAVELEY UNWRAPPED
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

STAVELEY UNWRAPPED

A COMMUNITY FILM SCREENING OF  THOUGHT PROVOKING, INSPIRING, AMUSING & CREATIVE SHORT FILMS,  MADE BY VILLAGE PEOPLE, ABOUT VILLAGE LIFE & BEYOND!!

Organised by locally based Shelley Barlow.

Shelley hopes that people will share their stories of the interesting things they get up to via the medium of film. Open to people who already have a film or would like to make one specially for the event. You can use your camera, tablet or phone to create your own film for 'Staveley Unwrapped'.

There is to be a film making day on the 23rd June 2018 (£35 per person) with Dom Bush, a professional film maker who will help people create their own films and help will be given with editing and preparing the film for viewing. 

For more details n how to enter a film or to buy tickets for the event contact Shelley on 07866747685  or email whatsonstaveley@gmail.com.  Last date for film entries is the 17th September 2018. 

  "A great excuse for our community to turn out and celebrate our amazing community!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Bette & Joan by Anton Burge
Sep
25
to Sep 29

Bette & Joan by Anton Burge

Once grande dames of Hollywood, by 1962 arch-rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford were in danger of becoming has-beens. Then an opportunity came along; to appear together in a new movie called Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

Bette & Joan depicts the two stars, in adjacent dressing rooms, between takes on the set of Baby Jane. While Joan manages her anxiety by lacing her Pepsi with vodka and signing photographs for her beloved fans, Bette chain smokes and muses on her lovelife, and her ability to pick a decent script, never a decent man.

Behind the bitching and the practical jokes we see each woman's insecurities and regrets, and their rivalry is revealed to be underpinned by grudging respect as they attempt to identify their new roles in life as well as in their careers.

Directed by Graham Edwards

Tickets Tickets members £11 Guests £12.50 (price includes a free glass of wine) 

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TUESDAY 25TH

WEDNESDAY 26TH

THURSDAY 27TH

FRIDAY 28TH

SATURDAY 29TH

 

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A Bunch of Amateurs
Jul
23
to Jul 28

A Bunch of Amateurs

Keen to boost his flagging career, Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village and the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre.  Jefferson’s monstrous ego is tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner Lear!

“terrific comedy packed with killer comic dialogue... plenty of twists and turns” ***** - Whatsonstage
Tickets Members £11.00 Guests £12.50 (Ticket includes a free glass of wine)

This production contains occasional bad language.
 

BOOK HERE (Click on date) Mon. 23rd July, Tues. 24th July, Wed. 25th July, Thurs. 26th July, Fri.27th July, Sat. 28th July.

 

 

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Steve Andrews with Keith Nichols & Roy Cansdale
Jul
10
7:30 PM19:30

Steve Andrews with Keith Nichols & Roy Cansdale

Piano maestro Keith Nichols makes his third visit to the Roundhouse - one of his favourite venues and favourite pianos, he tells us (but maybe he says that to all the girls).   This time he is teamed with two other musicians who already have a much longer association with our theatre - Steve Andrews (saxophone and clarinet) and Roy Cansdale (double bass).   Quite apart from the quality music these three will produce, Keith and Steve are both famed for their witticisms and depth of musical knowledge, so we can expect to be amused as well as entertained.   Try not to miss this one!

Tickets £12.50 Members £14.50 Guests (Including a free glass of wine)

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The Hut People
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

The Hut People

Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have firmly established themselves as one of THE most uniqueentertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today.
Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebrationof our rich musical heritage – and it works so well!
This is a show like nothing you’ve ever seen before – expect feel-good dancing tunesaudience participationstep dancingQuebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty.

a bewildering array of percussion and accordion-fired compositions….truly infectious!” R2

“Remarkable...”  THE LIVING TRADITION

“The festival season is nearly upon us, and with The Hut People gracing many of this years bashes, their infectious ‘World Folk’ will surely be winning them many new fans” SONGLINES

"This is a brilliantly unique sound – a duo of piano accordion and percussion defiantly unbounded by British traditions as they stride into world music.” 
THE SCOTSMAN 

 TICKETS FRIENDS £9 GUESTS  £10      BOOK HERE!

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The Busquitos
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

The Busquitos

The Busquitos provide a very catchy mix of brilliantly played music together with some dazzling, funny entertainment that will put a smile on everyone’s face! The fun they have playing their music rubs off on their audiences. Come and sing along to one of their catchy jazzy tunes. Musical entertainment for all ages!

 The Busquitos have proven their skills on the streets, parties, pubs and big stages at international jazz festivals. They performed in Holland, Belgium, Germany, The UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy and Turkey, as well as a two weeks tour in South-Korea!

Tickets Friends £12.50 Guests £14.50 (includes a free glass of wine) BOOK HERE

 

“… an amazingly talented quartet, and to combine all that musical skill with a big dose of humour is a rare combination.” Dougall Jeffries – Tolmen Centre, Constantine (UK) 2015

 

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For Better or Worse!
Mar
26
to Mar 29

For Better or Worse!

Four-Play

A one act play by Colin Smith

David and Caroline are hosting a dinner party but David has a secret. Once the cat is out of the bag there is no way to stop the evening developing into a battleground of recriminations, explanations and cruel home truths.

What’s for Pudding?

A one act play by David Tristram

Mary and Jack have a marriage lacking in magic. Their usual boring Saturday evening is suddenly changed by the unexpected arrival of friends, Maureen and Ted. The whisky bottle is uncorked and soon inhibitions begin to fall away. Neighbour Dennis also innocently joins the mayhem which unfolds.

These play dates have been rescheduled from February 5th to 8th due to one of the cast suffering a bereavement. 

BOOK HERE (Click on Date) 

Monday 26th March  Tuesday Sold Out!  Wednesday Sold Out! Thursday SOLD OUT!

Tickets Guests £12.50 Members £11.00 (Includes a free glass of wine)

 

 
 
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The Wit & Songs of Noel Coward
Mar
17
7:30 PM19:30

The Wit & Songs of Noel Coward

Pianist and entertainer, Peter Gill presents a tribute to the wit and song-writing skill of that most English of Englishmen, Noel Coward, who said of himself I am an enormously talented man and there is no pointin denyingit. Born in 1899, Coward was an actor, writer, composer, director, producer, and in later life painter– and he excelled at them all. Peter will remind us of his dazzling wit and perform such gems as A Bar on The Piccola Marina, Don’t Let’s Be Beastly To The Germans, Mrs Worthington, There Are Bad Times Just Around The Corner and Mad Dogs & Englishmen.

 Members £12.50 Guests £14.50 Ticket includes a free cocktail!  BOOK HERE

'A splendid evening's entertainment'
The Noel Coward Society

'Just to say thanks for a great evening with Noel Coward yesterday. The music and stories were both superbly done and everyone really enjoyed themselves.' The Holsworthy Theatre

 

 

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Jessica Lawson & Phil Simpson
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

Jessica Lawson & Phil Simpson

Previously natives of Cumbria but now residing in East Yorkshire, Jessica Lawson & Phil Simpson sing and accompany themselves on autoharp, acoustic guitar, mandolin and melodeon. Their original songs reflect a background in folk music and a love of Americana; singing stories about the sea, love, loss, and a few ‘fallen’ women.  

The duo’s notoriety on the folk scene took hold when Jessica’s debut EP, Molly of the Tyne, was released in 2011 on Paper Plane Records. They have been in demand at festivals and concerts across the UK and Europe ever since and their reputation continues to grow. Jessica and Phil have performed a number of high profile and exciting shows, alongside Eddi Reader, Cara Dillon and Barbara Dickson to name but a few. 

Jessica Lawson and Phil Simpson are appearing for one night only at The Roundhouse Theatre, for what will be a very special and intimate performance. See them on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpFIrBrvqMM

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"A Christmas Carol"- A Folk Opera
Nov
25
7:30 PM19:30

"A Christmas Carol"- A Folk Opera

With this quintessential Victorian Christmas classic Green Matthews  bring you a brand-new retelling of the most thrilling Yuletide adventure of them all – Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. First published in 1843, the story is credited with reinventing and reinvigorating the British Christmas and has been loved by every generation since. Using new lyrics and traditional English folk tunes, GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims’s Way) use a bewitching blend of voices and instruments to create a musical retelling of this seasonal favourite.

Tickets Members £12.50 Guests £14.50 (Ticket price includes Mulled Wine and a mince pie)

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Hard Times by Stephen Jeffreys adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens
Nov
14
to Nov 16

Hard Times by Stephen Jeffreys adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens

 Hard Times by Charles Dickens    

                   adapted by Stephen Jeffreys, directed by Judith Notley

Hard Times is a classic tale from the pen of Charles Dickens, the master story teller. It is a tale of loss, love, pride before a fall and a deepening divide between rich and poor. Sound familiar?!

17 actors, playing multiple parts, sing, dance and tell a story full of pathos, humour and intrigue, all accompanied by original music. It reveals a society in turmoil, as relevant today as it was back in the 1860s. NOW SOLD OUT!

Tickets £11 members £12.50 Guests (Tickets include a free glass of wine)

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HABEAS CORPUS by Alan Bennett
Sep
15
to Sep 20

HABEAS CORPUS by Alan Bennett

This hilarious rompis set in Brighton in the 1960s and follows the romantic and lustful ambitions of the apparently respectable Wicksteed family. With a succession of characters ranging from a rampant doctor and a randy vicar to a frustrated flat-chested spinster and a baffled domestic cleaner, this rollicking tale is as saucy and English as a seaside postcard.

...'Habeas Corpus' has all the ingredients of a classic farce, spiced with the warmth and humanity of Alan Bennett's razor-sharp wit."

The ticket price includes a free glass of wine!

NOW SOLD OUT!

(No performance on Sunday 17th) 

 

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Keith Nichols & Trevor Whiting
Jul
10
7:30 PM19:30

Keith Nichols & Trevor Whiting

Keith’s first appearance at the Roundhouse last year is unlikely to be forgotten by those who attended and were duly dazzled by his skills as a pianist and raconteur. This time Keith will be partneredby clarinetist Trevor Whiting, making up a duo who work together very frequently. Trevor, as well as being recognised as one of the best clarinet players in any style inEurope, is immersed in and very knowledgeable about early jazz. Apart from his work with Keith and freelance appearances all over the country Trevor is the first call reed player for the legendary ChrisBarber. We can expect to be           regaled by a variety of anecdotes from the fascinating annals of jazz in the USA and UK. There will be musical fireworks of the highest caliber.

Trevor may well be playing a clarinet once owned by the writer, from which he produces sounds undreamt of by me, and Keith is very comfortable with the Roundhouse piano, which issimilar to his own home instrument. This duo will be a real treat for the ears in our wonderful acoustic.  Bruce Carnaffin

Friends £12.50 Guests£14.50 (includes free glass of wine) BOOK HERE

 

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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!
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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") 

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Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward
May
4
to 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 & 6th and 11th 12th13th May.

 

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Kendal Yarns- Best of The Fest!
Apr
26
to 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 one evening!

                       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

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Satin & Steel by Amanda Whittington
Mar
23
to 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

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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).

 

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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@)

 

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The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon
Jan
19
to 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

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