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MOZART'S IDOMENEO - LIVE FROM THE MET

MOZART'S IDOMENEO - LIVE FROM THE MET
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Conductor James Levine
James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart's Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The cast also includes Elza van den Heever, Nadine Sierra, Alice Coote and Alan Opie.

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Saturday 25 Mar 201716:55 Book Now

BOB DYLAN 1961-5

BOB DYLAN 1961-5
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
at the Sackhouse

'Positively Fourth Street' is Ben Bowden paying tribute to those early years of Bob Dylan in New York when he was playing in coffee houses and bars for a few dollars in a basket. Drawing from Dylan's first five albums, this show weaves song, film and stories into one long celebration of the early days of one of music's most enduring icons.

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Saturday 25 Mar 201719:30 Book Now

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS USA 2016 (15)

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS  USA 2016
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1 RB

Director Tom Ford and starring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Shannon
Susan (Adams) is a successful and wealthy Los Angeles gallery owner, largely due to the money her husband Walker (Hammer) has brought to the unhappy marriage, the second for her. While Walker is away she receives the manuscript of an unpublished novel by her first husband Tony (Gyllenhaal), whose heart she broke twice over - once by leaving him for Walker and then by telling him he would never write anything of merit. As she starts to read it, the novel becomes a film within the film about a family road trip which turns violent, in which she places her former husband in the father role. Gradually it becomes clear that the novel is an act of revenge by Tony for the hurt she has inflicted on him. "This is a terrifically absorbing thriller with that vodka-kick of pure malice". Peter Bradshaw, the Guardian.

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Monday 27 Mar 201719:00 Book Now

TWELFTH NIGHT: NT LIVE (12A)

TWELFTH NIGHT: NT LIVE
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1 RB

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare's classic comedy of mistaken identity.
A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.
The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.
Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and Superman, NT Live: The Beaux' Stratagem) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner, Black Books, Episodes) as a transformed Malvolia. an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (Flowers, Jericho), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony) and Daniel Ezra (The Missing, Undercover).

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Thursday 6 Apr 201719:00 Book Now

PATRICK MONAHAN

PATRICK MONAHAN
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
at the Gordon Barrett Hall, Clubbs Lane, NR23 1DP

'Shooting from the Lip' is Patrick Monahan's new show. Since he started performing stand-up comedy Patrick has had a meteoric rise up the comedy ladder and has gone from 'open spot' to headliner in an incredibly short length of time. Patrick is in huge demand on the Corporate Circuit as an After Dinner Speaker as well as an Award Host. This will be his 5th visit to Wells.

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Saturday 8 Apr 201719:30 Book Now

A HERO OF OUR TIME - LIVE FROM THE BOLSHOI (12A)

A HERO OF OUR TIME - LIVE FROM THE BOLSHOI
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1R

Music: Ilya Demutsky Choreography: Yuri Possokhov Libretto: Kirill Serebrennikov
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps De Ballet
Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passions. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him... "Give me everything, it is still not enough."
This story based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov's literary masterpiece, three separate tales recounting Pechorin's heartbreaking betrayals. Is he a real hero? Or is he just a man like any other? This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi.

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Sunday 9 Apr 201716:00 Book Now

A STREET CAT NAMED BOB UK 2016 (12A)

A STREET CAT NAMED BOB UK 2016
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1 RB

Directed by Roger Spottiswoode and starring LukeTreadaway, Rita Gedmintas and Joanne Froggatt
This film is based on the best selling autobiography of the former busker and recovering drug addict James Bowen (Luke Treadaway, who played the lead, Christopher, in the National Theatre's production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME). In a last ditch attempt to help James get clean, his support worker Val (Froggart) moves him into a flat, where he is joined (?persecuted) by a stray cat who he names Bob. The pair quickly bond, and gradually Bob starts to transform James's life. As he scrapes a living busking in Covent Garden and selling the Big Issue, Treadaway's sensitive and affecting performance is without vanity and so convincing that you feel he is just like any number of young men struggling on the streets of London - or Norwich. Bob (and his lookalikes) is full of character and turns out to be James's saviour. "Charming and life affirming".Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express

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Monday 10 Apr 201719:00 Book Now

ART EXHIBITION : HEW PURCHAS REVISITED

ART EXHIBITION : HEW PURCHAS REVISITED

PRESENTED BY WELLS MALTINGS TRUST

at the Sackhouse


An Art Exhibition a non ticketed event


In September 2016 the Wells Maltings Trust was incredibly proud to host an exhibition to celebrate the art work of local artist Hew Purchas.This well visited and highly popular exhibition will be repeated in April 2017 with more of Hew's work being displayed. Hew Purchas was born in North London in 1933. After full time education at the Mill Hill school he attended Ealing and Chelsea Colleges of Art before going on to run the art department of Queen Elizabeth boys school, Barnet. Having first discovered North Norfolk in 1960, he made frequent visits to paint the beautiful landscapes and open skies before he was able to move to Wells next the sea, after early retirement in 1987. He liked to paint from life, landscapes or still life, often using the pantile roofs and flint and brick walls around him as a starting point. He exhibited several times at the Royal Academy with the New English Art Club and the Royal Society of British Artists and had several one man and mixed exhibitions.

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Sat 8th, Sun 9th, Mon 10th, Tues 11th & Wed 12th. 11am - 7pm.Book Now

MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN UK 1979 (15)

MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN UK 1979
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

SPECIAL EASTER BANK HOLIDAY SCREENING
Directed by Terry Jones and starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin
Brian Cohen(Graham Chapman) is an average young Jewish man but through a series of bizarre events he gains a reputation as the messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother (Terry Jones) the hapless Brian has to contend with the pompous Pontius Pilate(Michael Palin) . Rife with Monty Python's absurdity the tale finds Brian's life paralleling Biblical lore but with many more laughs.
Released to great controversy in 1979 it immediately became a huge box office success and now is regularly touted as the funniest British comedy of all time with such quotes as "What have the Romans ever done for us?" having become common parlance.

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Monday 17 Apr 201719:00 Book Now

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD NT LIVE (12A)

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD NT LIVE

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, NR23 1RB


Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman In Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings And A Funeral, The Witness For The Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London.

David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight.

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they find themselves increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.


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Thursday 20 Apr 201719:00 Book Now

TCHAIKOVSKY'S EUGENE ONEGIN- LIVE FROM THE MET

TCHAIKOVSKY'S EUGENE ONEGIN- LIVE FROM THE MET
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Conductor Robin Ticciati
Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naive heroine of Tchaikovsky's opera adapted from Pushkin's novel. Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana's love until it's too late. Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner's moving production. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin's friend turned rival Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana's sister Olga, and Stefan Kocán as Prince Gremin.

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Saturday 22 Apr 201717:55 Book Now

A UNITED KINGDOM UK/USA 2016 (12A)

A UNITED KINGDOM  UK/USA  2016
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1 RB

Directed by Amma Asante and starring Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo and Tom Felton
This film reminds us of a long-forgotten chapter of British history; a tale of imperialism and hypocrisy, class and racial prejudice in post-war Britain. South Africa had introduced apartheid and its neighbour Bechuanaland (now Botswana) had sent its Prince Seretse Khama (Oyelowo) to study law in London. There he met, fell in love with and married a white office worker called Ruth Williams (Pike). At that time, Britain was actively supporting its Commonwealth member's apartheid regime;Bechuanaland was a British protectorate. This inter-racial marriage was fiercely opposed both by their own families and by the governments of the countries involved. The chemistry between the couple on screen, while decorous and of its time is totally convincing and moving.

For more information and to watch the film's trailer click here

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Monday 24 Apr 201719:00 Book Now

BURTON

BURTON
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
at the Sackhouse

Rhodri Miles (Game of Thrones) takes on the role of the younger Richard Burton. 'Burton' vividly presents the life of the great Welsh actor in his own words from humble beginnings to Hollywood mega-stardom. Beautiful women (not least Liz Taylor), alcohol, wealth, stage and screen are the threads woven into this sad, happy, exuberant often hilarious one-man show. Drink lead to his deteriorating health and mental state, his doomed tempestuous relationship with Taylor and his constant guilt over the abandonment of his family.

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Wednesday 26 Apr 201719:30 Book Now

A NIGHT OF COMEDY

A NIGHT OF COMEDY
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
at The Sackhouse

Alan Seaman loves to tour with the best of rising comedy came to the Sackhouse in twice in 2016 with two different up and coming young comedians. We had hilarious evenings and look forward to his next show. He introduced us to Patrick Monahan several years ago. Alan is an experienced hand at getting the night going and he offers a wide and varied bill of acts.

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Saturday 6 May 201719:30 Book Now

JULIETA Spain 2016 (15)

JULIETA  Spain 2016
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1 RB

Foreign language with subtitles
Directed by Pedro Almodovar and starring Adriana Ugarte, Emma Suarez and Daniel Grao Loosely based on three Alice Munroe short stories seen through Spanish Director Almodovar's eyes. A chance encounter causes a woman (Emma Suarez) to reflect on the tragic circumstances surrounding the disappearance of her daughter.
"Told in flashback over 30 years of guilt and grief, this tender melodrama is the directors best film in a decade." Mark Kermode The Guardian. "Almodovar is known to be a fan of mother-daughter film melodramas; he is the one contemporary director who can make films that have the same heady feel as old Hollywood classics in the way they deal with the ruptures of family life". Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent.

For more information and to watch the film's trailer click here

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Monday 8 May 201719:00 Book Now

WINTER WILSON

WINTER  WILSON
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
at the Sackhouse

Having honed their craft during many years as semi-prefessional musicians, the duo went full-time in 2012 and have'nt look back since. Kip Winter (vocals, accordion, gutar and flute) is one of the finest singers on the circuit, expressing power and emotion in equal measure. Dave Wilson (vocals, guitar and banjo) is amongst the top tier of British songwriters, with his songs being covered by some of folks 'greats' They have a fine repetoire of self-penned songs, telling stories of everyday life.Their latest C.D. is 'Ashes and Dust'

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Saturday 13 May 201719:30 Book Now

LANDERMASON

LANDERMASON
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
at Saint Nicholas Church

A welcome return to Wells of the multi-talented duo Landermason. Fiona Lander and Paul Mason have developed a unique sound which displays their undoubted talents. They combine both traditional and contemporary folk with jazz and other styles in their beautiful compositions and striking arrangements. Fiona sings and plays the piano, whistles, sax, clarinet and recorder. Paul sings and plays several guitars.

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Friday 9 Jun 201719:30 Book Now

MARINA FLORANCE

MARINA FLORANCE
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
at The Sackhouse

Marina continues to be well known for her voice and style that are uniquely and identifiably her own. A singer/songwriter originally from London. Marina's music crosses a number of genres. Her music has been described as Acoustic, Americana, Blues, Country and Folk. Her latest song '247 News' was released on 8th December 2016, a song about the news that is beamed to us all day, every day.,

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Friday 23 Jun 201719:30 Book Now

OBSESSION NT LIVE- Recorded (15)

OBSESSION  NT LIVE- Recorded


PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA                          At Alderman Peel High School, Wells NR23 1RB


Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, recorded live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

The stage production of Obsession is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.


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Thursday 29 Jun 201719:00 Book Now

PETER PAN NT RECORDED LIVE (PG)

PETER PAN NT RECORDED LIVE

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA                         At Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


All children, except one, grow up…                                     Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale.

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.


A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.    


*****A dazzling production. Radio Times


**** Sally Cookson's adaptation soars. Time Out                                                            

**** Unforgettable. Delightful. Magic.  Guardian.      


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Monday 10 Jul 201719:00 Book Now

ANGELS IN AMERICA PART 1 : NT LIVE (15)

ANGELS IN AMERICA PART 1 : NT LIVE
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane,Wells NR23 1RB

MILLENNIUM APPROACHES. Part 1

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.
Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).
This new staging of Tony Kushner's multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).
Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

Part 2 Perestroika will be broadcast Live on 27 July -see listing

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Thursday 20 Jul 201719:00 Book Now

SIMON KEMPSTON IN CONCERT

SIMON KEMPSTON IN CONCERT
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
at the Sackhouse

Simon Kempston is 'One of Scotland's best songwriters and leading finger style guitarists'. Simon's original, distinctive guitar playing is founded upon a complex, finger-picking style which technically reveals his classical training yet is steeped in the history of folk, blues and celtic traditions and is complemented by Simon's rich, powerful and compelling clipped vocal style.

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Friday 21 Jul 201719:30 Book Now

ANGELS IN AMERICA PART 2, PERESTROIKA NT LIVE (15)

ANGELS IN AMERICA PART 2, PERESTROIKA NT LIVE
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1 RB

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.
Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).
This new staging of Tony Kushner's multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).
Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

Part 1 broadcast Live on 20 July -see listing

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Thursday 27 Jul 201719:00 Book Now

JANE AUSTEN'S 'EMMA'

JANE AUSTEN'S 'EMMA'
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
In the Carnival Marquee, Clubbs Lane, NR23 1DP

D.O.T.Productions returns with a sparkling new stage adaptation of the Jane Austen classic 'Emma'. Emma Woodhouse has the world at her fingertips.. Life seems pretty good - if a bit boring- and so Emma decides to spice things up by taking on a protege, Harriet Smith. Although determined never to marry herself, Emma Immediately decides to find Harriet a husband and sets about playing Cupid with the village men. When her carefully laid plans unravel and lead to consequences she never expected, Emma learns that life doesn't always go the way you want it to.'Emma' is often seen as one of Jane Austen's most celebrated works

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Saturday 29 Jul 201715:00 Book Now

THE ORIGINAL TENNESSE STUD

THE ORIGINAL TENNESSE STUD
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
In the Carnival Marquee, Clubbs Lane, NR23 1DP

Tony Harris (guitar) and Reg Strattan (drums), formerly part of 'Country Knights'. Mick Footit (lead singer), Pete Weatherall (base guitar) and Peter Wallwork (electric piano & vocals) are the originals.They joined forces in 2015 and have performed both in the Granary and at Alderman Peel High School. The band plays traditional and western country music in and around Lincolnshire.

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Sunday 30 Jul 201719:30 Book Now

FRONT PORCH

FRONT PORCH
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
At The Sackhouse

'Front Porch' play Electro -Acoustic Music. Kevan Taplin and John Kelly have been to the Granary with their unique 'Front Porch' set and have supported us by becoming Friends of the Granary. Kevan and John both play guitar and they are joined by vocalist Steve Bennett. Their sets feature their own compositions based on the blues, folk, acoustic, roots and Americana genres of their backgrounds as well as 'classics' which are always given a 'Front Porch' twist.

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Friday 25 Aug 201719:30 Book Now

YERMA NT LIVE (15)

YERMA  NT LIVE

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA  

at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, NR23 1RB


The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role which was the London stage sensation of 2016

A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it “an extraordinary theatrical triumph” (The Times)

Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.

*****

“Brutal yet ferociously funny” - Metro


*****

“Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca” - The Observer

*****

“A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic” - The Independent


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Thursday 31 Aug 201719:00 Book Now

HOBSON'S VOICE

HOBSON'S VOICE
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
at the Sackhouse

Hobson's Voice are a folk group based in the Cambrigeshire village of Over. They sing songs about Cambridgeshire people and places all of which are written by thegroup leader John Rees. They accompany their singing with a variety of instruments including the guitar, piano accordian, flute and fiddle.www.hobson-voice.co.uk

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Wednesday 6 Sep 201719:30 Book Now

ANGLIAN MIST

ANGLIAN MIST

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at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, NR23 1RB


'Anglian Mist' is Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company's latest production.

Hidden secrets, dark conspiracies, counter-intelligence and spies are the order of the day. When a noteable author and historian , who specialises in Ufology and conspiracy theories, begins his lecture on the Rendlesham Forest Incident. He is somewhat taken aback when an elderly lady in the audience stands up and publicly takes exception to his claims regarding the true nature of the military instalation on Orford Ness. What follow is a psychological thriller as a long-hidden cold war plot is brought kicking and screaming into the light of day with chilling consequences for all involved. Inspired by the vast concrete pagodas and the desolate beauty of Thorpe Ness, this play will open with an immersive theatre experience on the Ness itself and then tours the eastern region.

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Friday 6 Oct 201719:30 Book Now