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Wells Maltings Project
Registered Charity no. 1139767
Emma Woodhouse is handsome, clever and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition. She’s also a bit of a meddler. After her governess is married to the kindly Mr Weston (at Emma’s instigation of course), Miss Woodhouse’s path in life is clear. She must become a matchmaker.
But as her interfering gets out of hand and events spiral beyond her control, it may be time for Emma to question her judgement. Gently advised by childhood friend Mr Knightley, can Emma untangle the web she’s spun?
And what does she truly know of her own heart?
In the season to be jolly, there's no better way to get in the mood than with a funny, toe- tapping celebration of Christmas past and present with Something Happened - the trio whose shows are a joyful mix of the old and the new, the traditional and the surprising.
Following their highly successful A Touch of Class, Something Happened once again combine irreverent humour and sparkling musicianship for this new show, revealing little-known Yuletide classics as well as giving their own treatment to much- loved favourites. From Christmas in Hawaii to traditional folk, from 1930 Jazz to 70's Glam , Something Happened's Christmas stocking is stuffed with treats and suprises to bring the best kind of festive celebration.
A festive celebration of music and laughter- with a difference!
“What a fabulous evening. Everyone had a wonderful time. It was a great atmosphere, and all present will be telling their friends what they missed." Sheila King, The Pennoyer Centre
"Witty, original provided an evening of tremendous entertainment." Lesley Pegg, Whissonsett Arts (A Touch of Class)
'Relaxed, funny and enjoyably provocative - I was delighted on all affronts.' Neil Innes
'Utterly Brilliant and very funny.' Bev Kembery, Burston Crown(Taboo-Be-Do!)
'This superb trio must be seen to be believed! Terence pens many of their humorous "off -the- wall" numbers,augmented brilliantly by Derek's stonking bluesy guitar licks and Tracey's sultry voice, taking us back to the smoke filled bars of the 20’s and 30s’ but with a modern twist.' Adrian Black ,Milkmaid Folk Club
Swann & Dyer Winter Warmers
Swan & Dyer’s Winter Warmer is a fun-filled festive evening of well-known sing along Christmas carols interspersed with famous of Music Hall numbers. Numbers such as “Daisy, Daisy”, “The Man on the Flying Trapeze”, “Waiting at the Church” are mixed in with all time favourites such as “Silent Night”, “Jingle Bells” and even the virtuosic “Theme and Variations on the Carnival of Venice” (better known as “My Hat it Has Three Corners”).
Performed in Victorian costume this event will appeal to everyone young and old with the joy of being together as a family and a community. The evening is light-hearted, humorous and fun. We’re confident that everyone will be singing along from the first number until the very end.
A festive celebration of Christmas Carols and Music Hall
A Brief History of Christmas
Tickets: Adult £10.00 - Snr Citizen £9.00 -Friends of the Granary
Acclaimed historical musicians Blast from the Past present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs and stories.
Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending in the 20th century, ‘A Brief History of Christmas’ is a whistle-stop tour of the origins of our midwinter festivities. Featuring long-forgotten songs and tales as well as some familiar and well-loved carols, ‘A Brief History of Christmas‘ is a show guaranteed to delight the hearts of young and old.
The first half takes in 600 years of music – featuring music and songs played on archaic instruments such as cittern, shawm and rauschpfeife, as well as more familiar instruments such as guitar, flute, oboe and accordion. and all helped along by Blast from the Past’s trademark wit and humour. The second half is a thrilling retelling of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” – using spoken word, drama and music to bring this classic story to life in a riot of sound and colour.
‘A Brief History of Christmas‘ is the perfect show for anyone looking to recapture the simple Yuletide delights of fellowship, laughter and good cheer.
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol
Tickets: Adult £10.00 - Snr Citizen £9.00 - Friends of the Granary £9.00
By John Longenbaugh
Directed by Adam Morley
In this festive family favourite and Victorian theatrical treat, literature’s much-loved and quirky detective Sherlock Holmes is infused with the spirit of a crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge. There is so much to recognise and discover in this beautifully crafted story by John Longenbaugh which combines two iconic British institutions of literature, stage and screen.
In Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol Doctor Watson’s failed attempts to cheer Holmes into celebrating the holiday season, forces the unrepentant, ill-tempered detective to deduce the facts and solve the most important mystery of his life – past, present and future.
We meet our storied detective after years of hiding, wherein all thought him to be dead after acting as executioner to one merciless criminal, “the Napoleon of Crime.” This is a Holmes in deep solitude, characteristically headstrong, and hostile to attempts from the outside to bring him back into the glory of his former life as star detective. Watson does his best to orchestrate his dear friend’s return to himself, but it isn’t until a trio of ghosts make their timely appearance that Holmes lets the holiday cheer creep into his hardened heart.
A magical mix of Dickens and Doyle within this exhilarating visual and audio feast.
Accompanied by Annette Judd on the piano
Spread a Little Happiness
The inimitable performer of theatre songs Adrian Wright and the acclaimed pianist Annette Jude are bringing their hugely successful show Spread a Little Happiness direct from the Norwich Hostry Festival where it won glowing reviews: “virtuoso performances … a wonderful show”; the EDP called it “sheer delight … a marvellous show”.
Packed with comedy and delightful songs, this celebration of the songs of Vivian Ellis and other British composers includes the evergreen ‘Spread a Little Happiness’, ‘This is My Lovely Day’, a song for Lady Chatterley, and the wonderful ‘Coronation Scot’!
A Radio 2 ‘All-Time Favourite’, Adrian’s unique style of performing has won plaudits wherever he has performed, including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
‘Adrian Wright turns every song into an experience.’ The Stage
‘An artist with that rare spark that illuminates’ Eastern Daily Press
‘A total joy....mischievous, flirtatious, outrageous,’ Southwold Arts Festival
They have both performed at the Granary as part of the popular company who gave us 'Flopsical' last year.
The Tourist Information Centre will be moving to Freeman Street, opposite the Captain's Table, probably in December. Online booking will close at 3 p.m. on the day of a show. Tickets to be collected will then be at the Granary before the show. Tickets will also be available at the door.
As the Maltings Complex is definitely closing on the 31st December the Friends of the Granary are looking for alternate venues. 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.