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Part of the
Wells Maltings Project
Registered Charity no. 1139767
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August
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Saturday, 16th August
Steve Barclay’s “One  Man”
Variety Music Hall Show
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DANNY LA RUE knew a thing or two about show business, and STEVE BARCLAY spent many years working alongside the legendary star. Steve's personal experiences of teaming up with Danny - and a host of other top-line performers - has seen him hone his craft in comedy, cabaret and variety and as a corporate and cruise-liner entertainer. Steve Barclay worked with the legendary star for many years as Danny’s supporting comedian on his many summer seasons and UK tours working in Danny’s long running show Danny’s Dazzling Music Hall Show, The Good Old Day’s and ‘Four for the road’. Whilst Steve was working with Danny he made his first appearance at the Leeds City Varieties home of the famous ‘Good Old Days’.

Since then of course Steve has been a regular feature at the venue paying tribute to MAX MILLER, GEORGE FORMBY, KEN DODD and TWO TON TESSIE O’SHEA, working with Ted Rodgers, Jimmy Cricket, Ray Allen, and as many a music hall chairman has said ’ a melange of Music Hall favourites’.
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Friday, 15th August
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Brooks Williams

Brooks Williams is the proverbial triple threat. He plays a fiery guitar, has a rich and silky voice, and writes hook-laden songs. He is one of the most commanding performers on the acoustic roots scene, walking the line between Blues and Americana, he is ranked one of the world’s Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists.
The San Antonio Light says that Williams is a “fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!” For 25 years he has been wowing audiences worldwide, every night delivering the deepest and most intense interpretations of everything from early blues to inventive covers to his own recent original compositions. Dirty Linen calls him one of “America’s musical treasures.”
Named one of the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, with over 17 recordings to his name and 23 years on the road, this Statesboro Georgia (USA) native and Cambridge (UK) resident is one of the premier singer/guitarists on the Roots n’ Blues scene. From Belfast to Boston, London to Austin, Toronto to Istanbul, Brooks Williams has been wowing audiences worldwide with his silky voice and rockin’ acoustic and resonator slide guitars, every night delivering the deepest and most intense interpretations of everything from early blues songs to his recent original compositions.
“Definitely one of the best things I have heard this year.” Blues In The Northwest
“…classy, tasteful, bright, and hugely enjoyable!" Blues Matters
"How soulful a solo guitarist can be when he has talent, taste and astonishing technique."  Blues Revue
A fundraising concert in aid of East Anglia's Children's Hospices
with
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Tickets: £10 full - £9 Friends of the Granary
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The Sheringham Shantymen are one of the best known and highly regarded maritime singing groups in the UK. The group perform all over the country and overseas.
Since 1990 the group has completed almost 1,000 public performances, made three videos and recorded 5 CD's, the sales of which have enabled The Sheringham Shantymen to donate £5,000 to £6,000 each year split between the RNLI and local charities.
Visit their website for lots more information
Sheringham Shantymen
in Concert
Friday, 22nd August
Tickets available from T.I.C. Office only
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 Friday, 26th September
Marina Florance
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Marina Florance's EP 'my own little piece of the sky' has been receiving lots of attention with 'The Moon' from the EP being played BBC 6 Music. The EP has also been nominated for various awards.

Marina's song 'Cry' won the oldie composers song writing comp and the song sung by actor Anthony Head, was voted in to the top 4 by Radio 2 DJs including Sir Terry Wogan, Bob Harris & Ken Bruce.
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"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.
Make sure you get your tickets early!
Read this article and listen at Music vs The World
with
Ben Smith
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Ben 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.
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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.
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October
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November
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This award-winning Modern Blues power trio are fast becoming one of the must see Blues/Rock acts on the UK circuit today!
Known for their high energy shows and featuring three top musicians including both an award winning guitarist and drummer, this is a concert not to be missed! "The best thing I've seen and heard for many years!"

Releasing their debut album “Issues” on Blues Matters Magazine’s label; KrossBorder Rekords, they have also released a live album “Live From The Front”. A second studio album is slated for a summer 2014 release.

Absolution are thrilling audiences across the UK, including a blistering set at the Great British Rock & Blues festival and repeat bookings at London’s prestigious 100 Club and Embassy Clubs. The band has also shared stages with Dr Feelgood, Larry Miller, Danny Bryant, King King and Simon McBride amongst others!
Absolution
Friday, 12th December
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Absolution romped away with two prizes at the 2013 WRC Awards;
‘Ones To Watch’ and ‘Best Guitar Solo’.

"Exceptional Musicianship!" R2 Magazine
"Blues flawlessness. These guys are incredible musicians!” Blues Rock Review (USA)
"Great blues-rock band. Well worth catching!" BBC Radio
“Exceptional Set!” Cambridge Rock Festival
"A Blues band for the 21st Century! Blues Rock as it should be - high octane with a real kick!" FATEA Magazine
"The real deal!" Rock Society
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Matthew Preston, a flourishing musician in the art of classical music, is currently studying composition at Leeds College of Music under direction of Dr. David Fligg. He started playing piano at the age of eleven and passed his Grade Five Theory and Grade Eight Practical (ABRSM) exams within the next five years. Matthew’s interests would include analysis in Russian music from the late 19th to early 20th century, particularly in the works of Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Stravinsky. As part of his composition course he has organised a portfolio of arrangements for piano duet, (four hands and two pianos) including the first movements of Antonin Dvořák’s Serenade for Wind Instruments, Béla Bartóks String Quartet No.4 and Michael Tippett’s Concerto for Double String Orchestra.

The evening will consist of some of the most well-known classical pieces in the piano repertoire. Expect to hear works from Mozart and Chopin through to Janáček and Rachmaninoff, plus many more. This unique selection of piano works will introduce the light-hearted music of Mozart, with its humorous and playful nature, through to the heart-wrenching music of Rachmaninoff, with its luscious harmonies and painstakingly beautiful melodies. Along the way I will be diving into the characters behind the music, sharing their life stories as well as their compositional styles. You don't want to miss what is going to be a truly exciting evening of some of the greatest piano music ever written. 
Matthew Preston
in Concert
Friday, 19th December
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Lots more to come - keep checking back with us
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A glimpse of what’s on in 2015

18th February
Phil Beer

13th March
Patrick Monahan
Adventures in Monahanland
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December
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A fourth performance at The Granary Theatre for this highly original fiddle, flute and guitar trio.  Pennyless will take you from Olde England, through Ireland, Scotland and across the water to Old Timey America, with lively traditional tunes on a variety of acoustic instruments.
Sprinkled in amongst the instrumentals are original songs from their three albums with touches of medieval minstrel beat, and quirky tales of pirates, moths and tree spirits.  
Pennyless have recently released their third album "Tales from the Tulgey Wood" to critical acclaim.  Inspired by Jabberwocky and introducing new and mysterious characters from English folklore, they have been likened to Incredible String Band meets Mike Oldfield in psych-folk style.  Penny Stevens on fiddle, Les Woods on guitar and Graham Dale on a bewildering array of instruments from whistle to xaphoon, melodica to flute, cajon to caval.

"Fabulous! Very charming and enchanting" Sue Marchant BBC radio
Pennyless
Saturday, 29th November
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Following on from their highly successful touring show “A Victorian Christmas”, acclaimed historical entertainment company Blast from the Past now delve further back in time to bring you “A Medieval Christmas”. Featuring long-forgotten festive songs (plus some surprisingly familiar carols!) played on authentic instruments such as cittern, bagpipes and shawm, this celebration of Yuletide Past is sure to warm the hearts of young and old.
Christmas in the Middle Ages was very different from the celebration that we know today – yet many of our Yuletide customs stem from this period, such as carol singing and kissing under the mistletoe. “A Medieval Christmas” explores the origins of some of these practices. It also sheds light on some slightly less pleasant Christmas customs such as the festive game of ‘The Smoking of the Fool’ not to mention the annual ‘Beating of the Children’!
The medieval period is also famous for its tales of magic and adventure, and “A Medieval Christmas” pays homage to this tradition by presenting two of Geoffrey Chaucer’s best-loved Canterbury Tales in all their finery – one of them complete with animal masks and costumes!

“The ideal festive show” Exeter Daily
“Brilliant!”  The York Press
“A memorable and atmospheric start to the festive season…. wonderful!’” Lichfield Arts

“A Medieval Christmas” is the ideal festive show for anyone looking to recapture the simple Yuletide pleasures of music, song, tales, mirth and fellowship.
Thursday, 4th December
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Sunday, 16th November
Winter Wilson
With 6 critically-acclaimed albums to their name, Winter Wilson are known across the UK acoustic music scene for their fine original songs, stunning harmonies and off-the-wall humour.
Kip Winter’s voice is simply one of the best in the business, delivering power and emotion in equal measure (described by one promoter as “from melting to belting”). In the past she has sung everything from jazz to opera, but is at her best and happiest when singing folk and blues.
Described by the great John Tams (Sharpe, Warhorse) as a “magnificent” songwriter, Dave Wilson is now recognised as one of the best on the English acoustic scene, with his songs covered by some of folk’s “greats” including Vin Garbutt. Add to this a mellow, relaxed singing style and some mean guitar playing.
Put these two together and you get great songs, beautifully sung and much laughter – a performance guaranteed to deliver superb entertainment.
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“In 30 years of listening to folk music, I have never heard two voices blend so perfectly together”
David Aird Chairman Glenfarg Folk Club
        
"Your writing is magnificent, your settings and playing equal to that and the both of you sing with rare assured passion that I oft think has gone. It's a rare gift you have - cherish it mightily."   John Tams
 Director, Gate to Southwell Folk Festival "Two people in perfect harmony, vocally, musically and emotionally....a festival organiser's dream."
Mike Kirrage
"Not just another duo - Winter Wilson really are something special" Chris Hawkins BBC Radio 6 Music
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‘Smile! Smile! Smile!‘, the latest show by acclaimed historical musicians Blast from the Past has been especially created to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. Blast from the Past use music and song to tell the story of ‘The War to End All Wars’.

‘Smile! Smile! Smile!‘ 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 the folks at home.

Featuring a host of singalong wartime standards such as ‘Pack Up Your Troubles’, ’Tipperary’ and ‘Goodbye-ee’ as well a host of other great songs – ‘Smile! Smile! Smile!‘ is the perfect way of remembering the sacrifice of our forebears while enjoying a great evening out!
Friday, 31st October
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Blast from the Past
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Friday, 14th November
An Evening with
Mervyn Stutter
Mervyn Stutter is an actor, comedian, satirical songwriter, scriptwriter and has been touring the village halls of England for over 10 years now and audiences love him. He's written and starred in his own long running comedy series on both Radio 2 and Radio 4 as well as performing for many years in theatre and cabaret. This year he celebrates his 28th year at the Edinburgh Fringe where his Pick of the Fringe show has become a Fringe institution. His sometimes wicked but always affectionate sense of humour brings warmth and joy to audiences who are happy to laugh both at his life and their own as he tells stories, sings songs and pokes fun at himself and the Baby Boomer generation in a joyous 90 minute show of life affirming fun.

“Mervyn arrived a stranger to all of us but by the end of the show he felt like an old friend. Lovely personable man. Can we have him back soon?” Elmbridge

“We often say ‘the best show yet’. But this really WAS the best show yet” Peatling Magna

“Celebrating the trivial and attacking the absurd he gives us a seriously funny show” The Scotsman

“All of his songs have one thing in common - they are astute, funny, often gentle but always jam-packed with clever lyrics.”  BBC Radio Times

“Stutter is a sharp as any, as funny as any and more informed than most.” The Times

“For comedy straight from the heart they don’t come much better than Mervyn”  Edinburgh Post

Some of the funniest songs to be heard on the Fringe this year or any year for that matter”  Edinburgh Evening News
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Friday, 7th & Saturday, 8th November
Seen through the eyes of Dr. Watson, literature’s favourite quirky detective is infused with the spirit of a crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge in this festive Victorian theatrical treat.  

After failed attempts by Dr. Watson to cheer Holmes into celebrating the holiday season, the unrepentant, ill-tempered detective is forced to deduce the facts and solve the most important mystery of his life – past, present and future. Experience a magical mix of Dickens and Doyle …

You won’t want to miss this cheery, insightful and hilarious journey with some of literature’s best.
Audience and Reviewer Quotes:
“Sherlock Holmes and the case of the Christmas Carol is simply breath-taking. The superb quality of the acting, backed up with an incredible array of technical sound and lighting and top notch Direction make this one a 'must see' show”.
“I cannot recommend this show highly enough.”
“I can only highly recommend that you give this show a visit yourself. It is a very enjoyable play, fantastic dialogue, a strong cast and some of the finest moments I have ever enjoyed in a theatre.”
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Sunday, 19th October
Captain Murderer
based on the marvellously macabre tale
by Charles Dickens
The well-to-do gentleman of the title is a serial wooer … but all his brides come to a deliciously sticky end. When he turns his attentions to twin sisters, however, he finds the tables turned on himself in a fiendish act of revenge!
Last Autumn's THE GHOST SHIP! was “masterly … an evening to send shivers up your spine and a chill to your bonesDerbyshire Times while THE HAUNTED BRIDE was “ fantastic … the audience jumped out of their skin” The Public Reviews ... CAPTAIN MURDERER guarantees another generous helping of the same!
“Rumpus know better than many how to please an audience” Times
Rumpus Theatre Company
presents
A chilling new play .....
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Friday 17th October
Christine Rayner
 My Affair with the Piano
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Playing For Pink

Unfortunately, due to ill health, Christine has postponed her concert until a later date. We all wish her a speedy recovery.
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Paul Carroll (Accordion), Jack Burge (Guitar/Violin/Vocals), Andy Lawrenson (Violin/Guitar/Vocals). 
Paul is a highly qualified and award winning musician who has completed such diverse projects as touring with Les Dawson, writing music for Tommy Docherty, Chrysalis, Hodder & Stoughton, BBC2, many Edinburgh Fringe shows and performed from the Blackpool Opera House, British Forces Abroad to all the major Park Lane Hotels.
Jack is the youngest member of the band, whose prodigious talent was recognised and developed early, He was trained by Bradley Creswick, leader of the Royal Northern Sinfonia before studying at the Royal Northern Music College.
Andy is a veteran of the North East music scene, and has worked with guitarist Ian Carr, Celebrated Jazz composer and musician Keith Morris, and has trod the boards with such artists as Richard Thompson, Ali Bain, Elvis Costello, in addition to being a celebrity on Bulgarian national TV!
Together, TRIO GITAN create a world class show of dynamism, poignancy, outrageous skill and down to earth good fun that is second to none!
TRIO GITAN will take you on a journey like no other: from Classical Music to Klezmer, Poignant Russian songs to Parisian Swing, compositions new to Celtic Fiddling - this band has it all! Sizzling violin duets that will have you on the edge of your seat if you are not already up and dancing. Crafted improvisations, complex and accomplished, yet full of bubbling life with spontaneous dynamic interplay between violin, guitar, accordion and vocals from these maestro musicians.
Trio Gitan
Saturday, 4th October
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Highly regarded Scottish songwriter and leading fingerstyle guitarist. An award-winning songwriter and an inspiring, poetic lyricist, his distinctive guitar playing is steeped in the history of the folk, blues and celtic traditions and is complemented by a rich, powerful and compelling vocal. Having performed to critical acclaim in esteemed venues and festivals all over Europe, Simon’s recorded output has received rave reviews nationwide. An intense performer, and an incredibly talented musician Simon’s beautifully crafted folk-tinged songs transport the listener on a uniquely Scottish journey.

'Intelligent, passionate and highly original.'  - fROOTS magazine
 
'Highly Recommended'  - Iain Anderson, BBC Radio Scotland
Simon Kempston
Friday, 10th October
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The show takes a chronological journey through the career and friendship of Simon and Garfunkel. From their first hit as 'Tom & Jerry', through to their breakup the show features all the greatest hits such as, Mrs Robinson, Homeward Bound, Bridge Over Troubled Water and many many more.
'The show is most authentic sounding show of it’s kind. With incredible live performances bound together with video clips, audio snippets and imagery the show is both powerful and moving. With narration taken from the Victoria Kingston book ‘Simon & Garfunkel – The Definitive Biography’, the show touches on the highs and lows of an incredible friendship and career. “Unique and slick! A must see show” - BBC Radio, Suffolk
Hear first hand from people who have been to see the show: 
“I found myself listening to hypnotic and note perfect guitar playing two voices that blend so perfectly that you get lost trying to follow one or the other and find yourself totally immersed in the music” Sarah-Jane, Bath
“Tonight I felt as though I was really hearing Simon & Garfunkel. A great performance of those exquisite songs.” Lesley, Chester  
“I must say I was pretty much blown away. It was absolutely spellbinding.” Eoin, Chester
 
Bookends
Sunday, 12th October
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Simon & Garfunkel: Through The Years
perform
Tickets: £10 , £9 Concessions, £8 Friends
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Friday, 24th October
Persuasion
“There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison, no countenances so beloved. Now they were as strangers.”
Once upon a time, Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth were hopelessly in love. Persuaded by her family that he is not of her standing, she reluctantly ends their engagement and he leaves for the sea, his heart broken. Anne soon realises her mistake and spends the next eight years as the ignored middle child of a vain, spendthrift father, quietly fading into the background and forever regretting her decision.
Hotbuckle  Productions
Theatre Company
present
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Thursday, 23rd October
Ash Mandrake
The Ash Mandrake act incorporates loop machines, stories and comedy. He designed the double-neck guitar, hats and costumes.
This is folk rock, but many styles are used. He has been described as imaginative; an incredibly skilled musician and songwriter; unique, brave, and completely naturalistic.
It’s as if a woodland sprite has come to life, or an oak tree has walked in, tuned up and started sharing its mysteries. Collectively you are hypnotised.” The Tower of Song : Birmingham 2008.
“An intense performance from a man with the vocal range of Tim Buckley… Folk infused with influences from around the globe, with unique arrangements and flashes of theatrical
genius… A modern day troubadour
Rachel Wild 2006: Free lance journalist
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Music, Stories, Hats, Mischief, Innovation;  
Originals and Covers Performed in Original Ways
Twice he brought tears to the eyes of the audience, once through the sheer beauty and emotion of his rendition of Vincent, and second, through total and uncontrollable tears of laughter. It was as though the whole audience had been mass hypnotised. Nobody could stop laughing.” Folk At The Oak: Bishop’s Cleeve 2011
People look at Ash and it’s always “What’s he got there?” or “what on earth is he doing now?” (he’s that sort of performer). It adds to the attraction; makes it more memorable.” Steve Henwood - Bath Fringe 2007
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Thursday, 30th October
Rory Ellis is an Australian Alt Country artist, with heaps of stories to tell and almost impossible to pigeonhole.He’s one of that group of musicians that just are.
He is neither blues/folk nor country, instead, an amalgam of the best of all three, fused together by one special ingredient, Rory Ellis.
He is the quintessential Australian Alternative Country artist, with buckets of talent, heaps of stories to tell, and almost impossible to pigeonhole. He's got blues man in him,soul belter, red-dirt country, home-grown folkie and a voice that can raise the dead. Rory has performed at major festivals Australia wide for many  years and internationally in Europe and the UK having done 9 massive tours there. 6 media acclaimed albums, a wealth of road smarts and having performed
alongside greats like Richie Havens, Eric Bibb and the Robert Cray Band you will leave knowing you just made an important visit.
"Ellis was another standout of 2008’s line-up, wrapping shades of Satchmo, Springsteen, Tom Waits and Chris Smither in his epically rugged voice" - The Scotsman

"He has a deep growl of a voice that seems to come out of the very ground itself. Think of Chris Rea, but a lot deeper voiced" - Scotland Blog

"one of those quintessential Australian singer-songwriters with buckets of talent, heaps of stories to tell, and impossible to pigeonhole" - Jeff Glorfeld, The Age (Melbourne)
"Salt-of-the-earth country blues" - Time Out London 2008
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Clamber Up the Crucifix begins at the end: midday, 11th November 1918. To the officers, Parker was invisible, hardly more human than the telegraph key he operates.
Earlier that day, and privy to certain information, Parker had caused serious offence. His sentence is due, footsteps approach.

Clamber Up the Crucifix explores the life of a telegraph key operator in the trenches and the mind of an ordinary soldier caught up in the long waits interspersed with the terrifying bombardments of life at the Front. This is a play with one actor playing five different roles , a gritty and emotional reminder of what life was like for millions of young men a century ago.

“Jonny McClean (Parker) … is sincere and believable from the start, with an attention to detail shown in each individual character… The play also shows director Gary Phillpott’s gifted eye for keeping the performance authentic and perceptive.” 5* The Public Reviews
Thursday, 27th November
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A Play for WW1
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Scary Little Girls bring a seasonal cabaret cornucopia bursting with audience games, music, comedians and magicians!

Born out of their sell out Edinburgh show and regular nights in London, Cardiff and the South West, this Christmas cracker has been a hit with rural audiences all over the UK. 

Get into the spirit as compere 'Bunny Morethan' invites you to fill your stocking, nestle under the mistletoe and wrap yourself in the bosom of Christmas with this fun-filled romp - 'tis the season after all! 
Thursday, 11th December
Scary Little Girls Productions

present
To be held in the Maltings Hall

Jingle Belles! Christmas Cabaret
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Wednesday, 17th September
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Must Close Productions
present
The perfect antidote to all those mega-musical hits, all those ‘Best of Broadway’
shows, and bringing a smile to the face of that sourpuss Mr Les Miserables …
FLOPSICAL!!! is written by the acknowledged flop expert Adrian Wright, who
stars with Anglia TV Legend Helen McDermott in this fast-moving and funny
cavalcade of great songs that got away!

From the team whose Cowards in the Wings played at the Theatre Royal Drury
Lane … professional musical theatre at its intimate best.

read more about the show at:
Tickets £12.50 full - £11 Friends
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September
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Thursday, 11th September
Tea & Tenacity Theatre Company
present
First Do No Harm
 by Hilary Spiers

'First Do No Harm' has been shortlisted by the Ronald Duncan Playwriting Competition.

Against the backdrop of the suffragist movement and England on the brink of war, Harold and Maud Leggett arrive in a small market town in the Cambridgeshire Fens where Harold is to practise as the town’s only ‘Panel’ doctor, under Lloyd George’s controversial health and welfare reforms. The established medical fraternity, led by the redoubtable Dr Ridgeway, is firmly opposed to the new system and soon Harold and Ridgeway, both combative, both driven by personal ideology, are at loggerheads. The consequences are catastrophic.

Meanwhile, Maud, who has reluctantly left her suffragist colleagues behind in London, befriends Dr Ridgeway’s wife Rachel and is soon unsettling the established mores by questioning the place of women in society.
 
This powerful, fast-moving play by playwright Hilary Spiers dramatises a forgotten corner of history, charting the huge personal and societal cost of establishing a national healthcare service and securing universal suffrage.  
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Saturday, 6th September
An Evening with
Joe Giltrap
Irish Folk Troubadour
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Excellent arrangements sung magnificently and magical performances - what more do you want” - as one critic in Rock ‘n Reel wrote of Joe Giltrap.  An evening spent listening to Joe is truly an enriching musical experience!  This Kildare-born singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has a prestigious career spanning over four decades and his wide repertoire of songs range from the traditional to the contemporary, all performed in his own distinctive style.  Joe was a founder member of Irish Mist and is one of the few people ever to have recorded with American folk legend Tom Paxton.
Joe’s work has been described as 'Thinking man's Celtic music' Nick Dalton - Sunday Express.
'Joe is a magnificent singer with a warm and passionate voice' - Massimo Ferro, La Voce, Italy

'A wonderfully diverse mix of Celtic roots' - Time Out, London, England
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A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of psychically receptive people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and contained ill will. Led by the learned Dr Montague, who is conducting research into supernatural phenomena, the visitors have come to probe the secrets of the old house and draw forth the mysterious powers which it is alleged to possess - powers which have brought madness and death to those who have lived there in the past.
Thursday, 28th & Friday, 29th August
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Tickets £10 full - £9 concessions and Friends
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Sunday, 10th August
An Evening of Country Music
with
Country Knights
This quartet of experienced musicians hail from the Boston Area.  They have played with Ricky Valance and have performed in Norfolk at a country festival in Watton and at the Norwich Show Ground.

The lead singer Ron Ryan has written for the Dave Clarke Five (Bits and Pieces) and continues to write for well known country stars as well as the ‘Country Knights’
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The first half of the evening will be a tribute to Johnny Cash and the second half will be a tribute to Jim Reeves
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Saturday, 9th August
Tickets £12 full - £10 concessions and Friends
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Thursday 31st July 2.30 and 7.30 p.m. £10 Preview shows.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1st, 2nd and 3rd August 2.30 and 7.30 p.m. £14
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Cosi Fan Tutte
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Tickets for the shows promoted by the Friends of the Granary can now 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 help buying tickets ring Pat on 01328  710193 Or email Pat

 

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

 

 

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

email Lynne here

 

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Usual ticket prices are £9 full : £8 Concessions

 £7 Friends of the Granary

 

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Wheelchair access

 

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Licensed Bar

 

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

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July
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Wednesday, 6th August
Coastal Chorale
Musical gems such as Bridge over Troubled Water, Danny Boy, California Dreamin’ and Jerusalem.
A Musical Evening
with
Debut Performance     :     Directed by Liz
Tickets: £5
Available from the T.I.C.
Profits will be donated to The Maltings Building Developments
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Thursday, 18th September
Tickets £12 full - £10 concessions and Friends
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Friday,19th September
Jake Morrell Band
With a heady infusion of soaring vocals set against a backdrop of expressive, lively music, folk-pop extraordinaire Jake Morrell and his quartet have a unique sound that brings new meaning to the words singer-songwriter.
Hailing from the beautiful fields of East Anglia, Jake Morrell is a talented acoustic guitar player with a soulful, delicate and yet powerful voice. With ten years of writing experience under his belt and a gig history that reads like a road atlas, he has truly honed his craft and does credit to the music that inspires him. He is dedicated to his passion and continues to spread his music across the country. But he doesn’t do it alone.
Morrell is backed by a 4-piece band of the UK’s finest up and coming instrumentalists, a match that leads to a broad spectrum of compositions and well-crafted arrangements that transcend any one genre. Together they find themselves writing about a diverse range of subjects, with influences ranging from James Taylor to Dire Straits and many more. Blending unquestionable talent and expression with professionalism and energy, these gifted musicians have achieved a winning combination that delivers time and time again.
“At times the music can be a glorious lament to life, poignant and moving, soul soothing and beautiful; and at others an upbeat and joyful tribute to love lost and found...” Eleanor Goold (Freelance journalist).
Their music has been performed to thousands as Jake and the band continue to ply their trade, having shared the stage with acts such as The Hoosiers, Twin Atlantic, Professor Green and Greg James. They have released their latest E.P ‘Homegrown’ this summer showcasing a selection of their latest work.
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Listen to ‘Homegrown’