Part of the
Wells Maltings Project
Registered Charity no. 1139767
Welcome to the web site of the Granary Theatre
Hosted by the Friends of the Granary
The Maltings Complex, including the Granary Theatre is now closed for refurbishment.
The Friends of the Granary will still be presenting plays, music and comedy over the coming months. The Sackhouse can accommodate small music groups and the High School are pleased to have theatre companies offering workshops for the students the afternoon before the performance. We may also use St. Nicholas’s Church.
We will keep you informed of future shows and venues via this web site at usual.
What can be better for Valentine’s Day than the romantic
With his Medieval & Spanish blues guitar
Born in France in the early 60’s, Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained for many years. This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world; he has crafted an unbelievable fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western folk.
The unique Monsieur Bourbon is a formidable performer. He may have his roots in the blues, but he is inspired by music and song from all around the world, taking these sounds and weaving them into a performance of blues, rock, jazz, songs and melodies that defy a label, all delivered with a gravely voice.
Claude’s inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur.
“…This accomplished artist offers tender, compelling performance through highly developed precision. His sound instantly creates ambience – from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz, Claude Bourbon provides both a rich evening of music for lovers, and a real treat for music lovers…”, BBC
Thousands of people in the UK, Europe and USA have enjoyed listening to this virtuoso and for the majority of his audience it is an experience that compels them to return again and again to hear and watch him play, as his fingers lightly dance over the strings of his guitar and create a unique sound that is ’Claude’.
Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists’ influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; J.J. Cale, Monty Python; J.S. Bach and Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks….
Tickets: Adult £10, Snr Citizen £9 (Over 65s), Student £5,
Friends of the Granary £8.00 (FOG card to be produced before show).
‘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.
Ticket prices to be confirmed
It's the 1980's and Patrick Monahan’s Irish Iranian family arrives in Teesside escaping from the Iran war. Patrick’s memories and reminiscences of being an immigrant to Great Britain make for a unique stand-up show! ‘That 80’s Show’ takes us through Patrick’s youth, with anecdotes that are both hilarious and thought provoking.
Patrick Monahan is adored by his audiences everywhere! Very much in demand, he performs hundreds of shows a year and won the 2015 www.Ents24.com ‘Hardest Working Comedian of the Year Award’ for playing the highest number of venues in the UK! Patrick is a regular MC and headlining act at the top London and UK comedy clubs and very popular on the corporate circuit as an after dinner speaker and awards host. His most recent TV appearances include ‘Safeword’ (ITV2) ‘Celebrity Squares’ (ITV) ‘Fake Reaction’ (ITV2) and ‘The One Show Festival 2015’ (BBC1).
‘A spellbinding narrative… delightful, impressive and very funny… if it is possible to make Monahan audiences love their boy more than they already do, then this is the show that will do it’.
‘A great comic!’ The Scotsman August 2015✭✭✭✭
‘Makes you think even while you grin from ear to ear at all the fun you’ve just had’. Broadwaybaby August 2015 ✭✭✭✭
‘A definite must see’
One4review August 2015 ✭✭✭✭✭
‘Monahan possesses the rare ability to be hilarious without being outrageous’.
✭✭✭✭Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
✭✭✭✭✭ Three Weeks
A Tribute to Richard Burton
Performed by: Rhodri Miles
Written by: Gwynne Edwards Directed by: Gareth Armstrong
WINNER OF "BEST INTERNATIONAL SHOW" AT THE HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL 2010
Winter Wilson's current tour showcases their in equal measure "from melting to belting".
Dave Wilson (vocals, guitar and banjo) is amongst the top tier of British song writers, with his songs covered by some of folk's "greats".
But it's in live performance that Winter Wilson really excel, bringing a sense of intimacy to every stage, welcoming audiences into their world, mixing songs with stories of life on the road. "This isn't a performance - it' s a domestic!".
Tight harmonies, killer songs and a lot of fun - that's Winter Wilson.
Marina came to performing late in life, however, very soon after making the decision to "come out of the kitchen" to widen her audience she was awarded Arts Council funding, via the Escalator Project, to record a debut album, Somewhere Down The Line, using this as a platform she has since reached audiences never previously thought possible.
The self penned song Cry, won the Oldies Composers Competition, judged by BBC Radio 2 presenters including Ken Bruce, Bob Harris, Johnny Walker and the late Sir Terry Wogan, resulting in Anthony Head singing the song live on ITVs This Morning, and gaining airplay on numerous radio stations including the BBC
She has had success with radio play on BBC6 Music Little Black Cloud and The Moon, both of which were selected for the Tom Robinson Mixtape via
'Fresh On The Net'
She was nominated on Soundcloud as Soundclouder of the day with the song The Guilty One and also added to
January 2016 saw Folkstock Records release Marina's latest album This, That & The Other. A self produced, recorded album, she has come a long way from making those first tentative steps...
“Of the literally thousands of artists we've covered over the years, one that ranks highest amongst the discoveries is Marina. Occasionally you come across an artist that not only writes a fantastic narrative, but also seemingly makes everything they touch sound like their own” — Neil King FATEA
“...Her low velvety voice is crystal clear...” — John Roffey Maverick Magagzine July 2016
“After a couple of listens to This, That & The Other, you’ll find yourself nodding your head as her clever storytelling tunes wash over you.” — Steve Taylor R2 Magazine
"...Not many artists make me listen to, not just the words, but the sound of those words, I mean every ‘S’ & every ‘T’. An incredibly smooth, real , natural voice & talent. Beautiful." Glenn Maltman Fresh On The Net.
their International Women's Day playlist, this has resulted in thousands of plays all over the world.
More details to follow shortly