EVENTS

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

Events. Shows. Exhibits Calendar..

 

 

 

 

 

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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The Men Who Marched Away- Songs of The Great War
Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

The Men Who Marched Away- Songs of The Great War

Created  to  commemorate  the  hundredth  anniversary  of  the  Great  War,  acclaimed  musicians Chris Green  and  Sophie  Matthews  use  music  and  song  to  tell  the  story  of  ‘The  War  to End  All  Wars’.  ‘The  Men  Who  Marched  Away‘  is  a  scintillating  mixture  of  soldiers’  songs,  music  hall numbers,  war poems  set  to  new  music  and  original  compositions.  The  show  does  not flinch  from  conveying  the full  horror  of  the first  global  conflict  but  also  celebrates  the courage  and  humour  of  the  Tommies under fire  and  those  they  left  behind. Featuring  a  host  of  wartime  standards  such  as  ‘Pack  Up  Your  Troubles’, ‘Tipperary’  and  ‘Goodbye-ee’  as  well  as  brand-new  musical settings  of  poems  by  lesser-known  war  poets  such  as  May Wedderburn,  Cannan  and  C.  Fox-Smith, The  Men  Who  Marched  Away‘  is a  moving  tribute  to  the fallen  and  a fitting  reminder  of  their  sacrifice.

“Haunting  and  eclectic...  a  great  memento”  

  English  Dance  and  Song

 

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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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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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The Flint Street Nativity by Tim Firth
Dec
13
to Dec 20

The Flint Street Nativity by Tim Firth

Back by popular demand! The 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 Friends £11.00  Guests £12.50 includes a free glass of wine

NO PERFORMANCE SATURDAY 15TH

Tickets on sale in October

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

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Annual Art Exhibition
Aug
22
to Aug 28

Annual Art Exhibition

We are delighted to be hosting The 27th 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 Tuesday 21st August 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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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

NOW SOLD OUT!

 

 

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Enid's Famous Quiz Night
Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

Enid's 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 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!

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Christmas Jazz- The High Society Jazz Band
Dec
16
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 oftraditional jazz numbers, and the odd Christmas song,       

Tickets Members £12.50  Guests £14.50 includes free mulled wine and a mince pie!

SOLD OUT

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Green Door Art Exhibition
Dec
1
to Dec 3

Green Door Art Exhibition

“Affordable Art” at Staveley Roundhouse

Members of Green Door, the regions 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

 

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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)

NOW SOLD OUT

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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

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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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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

 

 

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Good Things by Liz Lochhead
Dec
5
to 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.

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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)

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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

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IAN McMILLAN + TONY HUSBAND - A CARTOON HISTORY OF HERE
Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

IAN McMILLAN + TONY HUSBAND - A CARTOON HISTORY OF HERE

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!

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Maurice's Jubilee
Sep
27
to 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

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Staveley Roundhouse 25th Annual Art Exhibition
Aug
24
to 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

 

 

 

 

 

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