Please note: Shows at the Roundhouse start on October 25, 2013.
Events. Shows. Exhibits Calendar..
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 11 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 make sure to let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian We’ll provide glasses (and wash them up) but bring along your own drinks!
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
BOOK HERE Guests £10 members £9 (includes a free glass of wine)
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!
'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
Booking Commences in February 2018
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!
“… 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
Tickets on Sale in February
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 oftraditional jazz numbers, and the odd Christmas song,
Tickets Members £12.50 Guests £14.50 includes free mulled wine and a mince pie!
“Affordable Art” at Staveley Roundhouse
Members of Green Door, the region’s leading artists’ collective, are heading to Staveley Roundhouse for a weekend of Affordable Art from 1 – 3 December. With more than 200 pieces of work from Green Door artists, the exhibition includes paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics, glass, wood, jewellery, textiles and sculpture, all priced at £150 or less. There will also be cards, notebooks and other small items.
“We hope this exhibition provides something for all art lovers,” said Green Door Administrator Janice Benson. “We have stained glass sculptures from Debbie Copley, wire drawings from Brie Wharf and wooden Shaker boxes from Keith Shorrock. Angie Mitchell will be bringing her new printed lampshades, Jane Mallinson has felt accessories and jewellery, and Evelyn Sinclair has her painted ‘tea bags’. We also have prints from Marion Kuit, Barbra Cropper, Sue David, Kath Lockhart and Marie Wright, and David Pooley’s paintings of Cumbria landscapes and wildlife. Mary Taylor and Maddy Wright will be showing their textile and embroidery work, and there will be mixed media work from Cally Lawson and Marjorie Park. It’s the ideal place to do some Christmas shopping for that special gift or to treat yourself to a beautiful piece of work from a local artist.”
The event shows the breadth and depth of talent within Green Door. Other exhibiting artists include: Margaret Auger, Roger Bell, Avery Bradbrook, Joyce Eldred, Jessica Elleray, Eileen Gledhill, Janet Graves, Ray Green, Judith Horsley, Carol Lewis, Liz Lyon, Anne MacKinnon, Alan Marcus, Delcia McNeil, Christopher Moore, Christine Rooney, Steve Trevillion, Sonja Vietoris, Geraldine Walkington and Andy Wild.
Opening hours are:
Fri 1 Dec - 10.00 - 4.30
Sat 2 Dec: 10.00 - 4.30
Sun 3 Dec: 10.00 - 4.00
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 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)
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!
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(No performance on Sunday 17th)
We are delighted to be hosting The Staveley Roundhouse Annual Art Exhibition once more and hope that even more artists will submit their work this year and that even more visitors will come and see them!
All 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.
There will be a preview evening for invited guests at 7pm on Tuesday 23rd August. The Exhibition is open for submissions from residents of the parishes of Ings, Kentmere and Staveley, and to current members of The Roundhouse.
For admin queries contact: Clare Brockbank, 01539 821237, email@example.com
For art or hanging queries contact: Wendy Randall, 01539 8221524, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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!
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”
"Novel and intriguing - a seductive package"
"…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")
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
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
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)
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).
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@)
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!
Tickets £12 members £11
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
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"
7.30pm 5th to 8th December Tickets £11.00 Members £12.50 Guests.
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
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)
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
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
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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
Tickets £11 Friends, £12.50 Guests. Tel 015395 61076
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 email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
For art or hanging queries contact: Wendy Randall, 8221524, email@example.com
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!
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 ‘
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
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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!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or you can now book online though a (Ticketing Company Booking Fee applies)
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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.
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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; firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets
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 email@example.com for tickets.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.