Dustbin Doris

Dustbin Doris’ by Rhubarb Theatre – A dustbin, a homeless lady and an extraordinary tale of courage! It’s bin day, and waste collectors Ola and Max are racing to make up lost time. But what’s this? A dustbin that refuses to give up its contents? What could be attached? It’s Dotty Doris, who lives in the park. A struggle follows as she clings on to her possessions. When the refuse loaders realise that one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure, an amazing trove of wondrous things recycle their way out of the rubbish.

Rhubarb Theatre has created a ‘kaleidoscope of visual fantasy’ in a show that is ‘funny and inventive storytelling from start to finish’, according to audience critics. There is joy and sadness, laughter and tears, with surprises round every corner.
Rhubarb are well known for their imaginative style of story-telling. There will be play, puppetry, mask, dance, songs and lots of laughter, with a strong environmental theme.

Bananas Ukelele Band

Walkabout, comic, musical, aesthetically pleasing and interactive act that’s a bit…well, bananas!

With a ukulele or two, this ripe ol’ cheeky twosome have a tip top repertoire of harmonised and improvised musical treats which blend together like a refreshing smoothie.

Throwing some moves and shapes, fruity puns and interactive fun – even if it’s from a distance.

Come Say ‘Yellow’ if you spot these promenading potassium performers!

The Last Bus

A heart-warming tale of Tom (Timothy Spall), a pensioner whose wife, Mary (Phyllis Logan), has just passed away, who travels from Britain’s most Northerly point, John O’Groats, to his original home town at its most Southerly point, Land’s End, using his free bus pass. He carries with him his wife’s ashes in a small suitcase, travelling the length of the country to take her back home. Along the way, his adventures are recorded by the people he meets and helps, and by the end of his trip he has unwittingly become a social media celebrity.

Dream Horse

The film tells the inspiring true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely race horse bred by small town Welsh bartender Jan Vokes (Academy Award® nominee Toni Collette). With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbors to chip in their meager earnings to help raise Dream in the hopes he can compete with the racing elites. The group’s investment pays off as Dream rises through the ranks with grit and determination and goes on to race in the Welsh Grand National, showing the heart of a true champion.

Bedtime Stories for Grown-Ups

Lusciously lyrical and sublimely subversive, Suki Silvertongue straddles the worlds of poetry and storytelling, serving up deliciously decadent versions of classic tales as you’ve never heard them before. Journey with Suki into a fantasy realm filled with kick-ass heroines, wondrous creatures, poetic justice and unexpected twists that is as timeless as it is bang up to date. Where traditional tales meet contemporary themes to dance the tango with a rose between gritted teeth. With an a la carte menu featuring such tantalising treats as ‘Rapunzel’s Lady Garden of Love’, ‘Titania’s Bottom’ and ‘Lady Victoria Frankenstein’, you’ll be spoilt for choice and hungry for more!

“What a performance! Suki Silvertongue is beguiling, engaging,
entertaining, intelligent, witty, funny and very, very saucy. Everyone who
was there asks weekly when she is coming back. Her performance is
spoken word art for grown-ups, and you are guaranteed to laugh and
laugh and laugh” Geoff Dixon, The Burston Crown

“A natural storyteller with a wickedly whimsical view of the world. Book
her. I did, and will do so again as soon as humanly possible.” Paul Preston- Mills, Programmer for the ‘Adult Creche’ for Culture Works East, Latitude

A Royal Night Out – CANCELLED

On VE Day in May 1945, as peace is declared across Europe and London is celebrating, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed to join the celebrations, against the Queen’s wishes. The King, impressed by Elizabeth’s pleading, asks her to report back on the people’s feelings towards him and his midnight speech on the radio. Each girl, incognito, is chaperoned by a Royal Army officer with an itinerary to be back at Buckingham Palace by 1:00 a.m. Soon realizing the Queen’s planned itinerary does not fulfill their expectations of fun and meeting the ordinary people, Margaret is the first to slip away from her escort, followed by Elizabeth. Both princesses are separated on two different buses and have their own night-long adventure. Margaret is befriended by a Royal Naval officer seeking to take advantage of what he believes is just an ordinary girl. Elizabeth meets and becomes acquainted with an airman who is AWOL (absent without leave). Margaret is led by her naval officer into a world of nightclubs, gambling, spiked drinks and brothels. Elizabeth and her airman have their own adventure trying to catch up with Margaret, which take them far beyond the 1:00 a.m. deadline into the early hours of the following morning.

Canterbury Tales – Postponed

From the company that brought you ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Dracula’ and ‘The Odyssey’ comes a one-man performance of ‘The Canterbury Tales’.

Revered as one of the most important works in English literature, ‘The Canterbury Tales’ paints an ironic and critical portrait of English society in the middle-ages.

All of life is here in these few bawdy, funny, serious and sometimes shocking, short stories. Experience a journey down the foul and fetid footpaths of fourteenth-century England, told with the usual irreverence, wit and silliness!

The Lion King – POSTPONED

In Africa, the lion cub Simba is the pride and joy of his parents King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi. Mufasa prepares Simba to be the next king of the jungle. However, the naive Simba believes in his envious uncle Scar that wants to kill Mufasa and Simba to become the next king. He lures Simba and his friend Nala to go to a forbidden place and they are attacked by hyenas but they are rescued by Mufasa. Then Scar plots another scheme to kill Mufasa and Simba but the cub escapes alive and leaves the kingdom believing he was responsible for the death of his father. Now Scar becomes the king supported by the evil hyenas while Simba grows in a distant land. Sometime later, Nala meets Simba and tells that the kingdom has become a creepy wasteland. What will Simba do?

Knives Out – POSTPONED

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.