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Part of the
Wells Maltings Project
Registered Charity no. 1139767
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Sunday, 21st February 7.30pm
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Tickets: Adult £10, Snr Citizen £9 (Over 65s),  Student £5,  
Friends of the Granary £8.00  (FOG card to be produced before show).
In the Sackhouse
Box Tale Soup present
Man Alive
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February
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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.
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Wheelchair access

 

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Performances start at 7.30 p.m. unless stated otherwise.

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Want to join our emailing list and receive a reminder before each show?

email Lynne here

 

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Licensed Bar

 

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Tickets for the shows promoted by the Friends of the Granary can be purchased online by clicking

on this link -  Maltings Project Office, and clicking on ‘book now’ for the show you wish to see.

 

Tickets can be purchased from the Tourist Information Office during opening hours.

 

In addition, the T.I.C. will be open for an hour before every show to sell tickets.

 

   For information please ring Pat on 01328  710193 Or email Pat

 

For films, opera & ballet go to www.wells-cinema.com

 

 

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Friday, 19th February - 7.30pm
Claude Bourbon
Medieval & Spanish blues
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
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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; JJ Cale, Monty Python; JS Bach and Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks….
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Tickets: Adult £10, Snr Citizen £9 (Over 65s),  Student £5,  
Friends of the Granary £8.00  (FOG card to be produced before show).
In the Sackhouse
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Sunday, 21st February 3pm - 4pm
Tickets: Adult £8, Child £5,  Family £5 each
In the Sackhouse
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Award winning
Box Tale Soup present
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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Saturday, 27th February 2.30pm

A magical and mischievous twist on Hans Christian Anderson's classic story, this well-known tale told through puppetry song and light play.

This is a joyful retelling of a Winter classic. Using their unique combination of visual storytelling, live music and object work' Moon on a Stick' transform the stage into a stunning snowy spectacle. This beautiful playful production, complete with Christmas Carols and audience interaction is suitable for ages 3+ providing a perfect alternative to the family pantomime.
Tickets: Adult £8, Child £6, Snr Citizen £6 (Over 65s), Family £5 each   
Friends of the Granary £6.00  (FOG card to be produced before show).
In the Sackhouse
Moon on a Stick Productions present
The Little Match Girl
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March
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Sunday 27th March – 7.30pm
Alan Seaman runs his Comedy Club in Leicester on a regular basis but loves to tour with the best of rising comedy. 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.

A club with regular shows around the Midlands and beyond, Ship of Fools now comes back to Wells.
Specialising in the best of rising comedy talent, you can expect a wide and varied bill of acts and when you see them on the TV you can say that you saw them here first!

Compere Alan Seaman is an experienced hand to get the night going.

“Alan always makes sure there’s a wide variety of acts and a warm and friendly atmosphere” Isy Suttie, Peep Show
Ship of Fools Comedy Club
Tickets: Adult £10, Snr Citizen £9 (Over 65s),  Student £5,  
Friends of the Granary £8.00  (FOG card to be produced before show).
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In the Sackhouse
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April
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 Saturday 30th April - 7.30pm
Marina Florance & Ben Smith
Marina Florance's EP my own little piece of the sky received lots of attention with 'The Moon' from the EP being played on BBC 6 Music. The EP has also been nominated for various awards.

Her latest cd This, That & the Other has received excellent reviews, check them out on her web site.

A singer/songwriter originally from London, Marina crosses just a few musical genres, coming up with a unique style all her own, her music has been described as Acoustic, Americana, Blues, Country, Folk...

She has been compared to some of the best vocalists in the music world, from Stevie Nicks to Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash to Nanci Griffiths, come and listen,  then you can decide for yourself.
"a wonderful singer songwriter, Marina's original version of 'Cry' was beautiful, she has got an amazing voice." Anthony Head (Buffy/Merlin Actor)

“Marina can turn her voice from an almost deep south growl to torch singer, flooding a song with a real sense of personality as though each song has a voice of its own”  Neil King FATEA magazine
She is becoming increasing popular with her live performances, including the London Folk and Roots Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival and Reepham Folk Festival.
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Ben Smith started playing the guitar when he was nine years old. He actually wanted to play the banjo, but due to the lack of banjo teachers in rural Hertfordshire he started to learn the guitar, with the intention of switching to the banjo at a later date. That still hasn't happened...

Shortly after starting to play he was introduced to the sounds of B.B King, and never looked back.
With a style that is influenced by the greats of the blues, funk, country, folk and beyond, Ben plays a pretty mean acoustic or electric guitar, and has a big voice to match. After years playing many gigs and sessions in many styles, with many different bands and people, Ben was inspired by a 3 month stay in New Orleans, (where he got a chance to play with a host of internationally renowned musicians.) to go out on his own, (or at least under his own name) with a line up of co-conspirators, including some old faces and some new ones, playing funky acoustic shows and full blown electric get downs. He also finally got round to doing some solo gigs.
Things are going pretty well, recently Ben has supported blues legend Robert Cray, country icon Albert Lee, Joan Armatrading, Royal Southern Brotherhood and Matt Schofield.
With two extremely talented artists, the evening is bound to be one you wont forget.
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In the Sackhouse
Tickets: Adult £10, Snr Citizen £9 (Over 65s),  Student £5,  
Friends of the Granary £8.00  (FOG card to be produced before show).
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Thursday 10th March – 7.30pm
In the Sackhouse
Peace
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Tickets: Adult £10, Snr Citizen £9 (Over 65s),  Student £5,  
Friends of the Granary £8.00  (FOG card to be produced before show).
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Keith James plays and sings the music of Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens).

Cat, a British singer/songwriter, multi instrumentalist, humanitarian and education philanthropist converted to Islam in 1979. His composition 'Peace Train' was a hit in 1977.

Audiences that have heard Keith in the Granary will remember how much research he does to give an interesting and informative background to each musician and their music.
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Saturday 9th April – 7.30pm
In the Sackhouse
Anna & Ray
Anna and Ray are half of ‘Two Coats Colder’ and entertained us at the Friends of the Granary Garden Party in June.

Anna has an amazing voice and Ray’s guitar accompaniment compliments it perfectly. They sing and play traditional folk and also their own compositions.
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Tickets: Adult £10, Snr Citizen £9 (Over 65s),  Student £5,  
Friends of the Granary £8.00  (FOG card to be produced before show).
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May
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Saturday 5th May – 7.30pm
A new play written and performed by the Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company, who brought us, amongst other things, the brilliant Poisoners’ Pact and Bricks of Burston explores the life of Suffolk poet George Crabbe and looks at the legends surrounding Orford Ness in an exciting cold war thriller.
Forgotten
Tickets: Adult £10, Snr Citizen £9 (Over 65s),  Student £5,  
Friends of the Granary £8.00  (FOG card to be produced before show).
At Alderman Peel
The Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company
present
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Friday 21st October– 7.30pm
In the Sackhouse
They recently composed an original sound track for The Pied Piper of Hamelin, a puppet show staged at the Up-Front Puppet Theatre in Cumbria, based on Michael Morpurgo's new adaptation of the well known childrens classic.

Their LIVE sound is impressive, full of variety and with plenty of audience interaction. Often described as 'refreshingly different', Landermason are equally at home entertaining audiences in folk and acoustic music clubs, theatres, festivals, village halls and pubs and are proud to have performed at some of the UK's best known live music venues.
Landermason
Tickets: Adult £10, Snr Citizen £9 (Over 65s),  Student £5,  
Friends of the Granary £8.00  (FOG card to be produced before show).
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October
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Landermason' are a duo like no other! Multi instrumentalist Fiona Lander (vocals, piano, whistles, saxes, clarinet and recorder) and Paul Mason (guitars and vocals) 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.

They have recorded and produced 5 CD's to date on their own label LAMA Records and have enjoyed airplay on BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4 as well as on many other radio shows across the network. Their version of 'Dance to Your Daddy' was used in an episode of BBC 1's Antiques Road Show, whilst their track 'Somalia' was featured in a BBC 3 documentary narrated by Scarlett Johansson called Escape From The Worlds Most Dangerous Place.
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