PLEASE NOTE: ALL SHOWS WILL ADHERE TO STRICT COVID-19 CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES. IN THE UNFORTUNATE EVENT OF US HAVING TO CANCEL ANY SHOW, TICKET MONEY WILL BE REFUNDED IN FULL

PANTO AUDITIONS


We are putting on a panto! The pandemic didn’t stop us after all!
The Lindsey Rural Players present
“PINOCCHIO: THE PANTOMIME”
Written by Dan Smith & Claire Hughes
Directed by Jimbob Hewson
Dates of auditions
– Wed 29th September 7.30pm
– Sat 2nd October 3pm

At the Theatre – See you there!


Keith James. September 25th.
The Music of Yusuf – Cat Stevens


Doors open 7.00pm – Show at 7.30pm

Keith James – The Music of Yusuf – Cat Stevens

Proceeds and audience donations from this tour of concerts will go to the UNICEF UK Syrian Children’s appeal.

This Concert is performed as a gesture of belief in the possibility that harmony and understanding between us all may be interwoven into today’s World.
Keith James
Presents an honest and loving reflection of the timeless and insightful music of
Yusuf – Cat Stevens
It is hardly surprising that, to mark its 50th anniversary, Yusuf has entirely re-recorded and re-released his remarkable Album Tea for the Tillerman, with each of the unforgettable 11 songs re-conceptualized and re-imagined and gifted back to us among all the uncertainties of 2020, 2021 and beyond.
During the early 1970s, amassed body of music from this hugely popular and sincerely loved singer/songwriter made for a collection of ‘must have’ records across a whole generation. Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were on everyone’s turntables and on every radio station, live versions are played in concerts, bars and on the world’s beaches to this day. Songs such as Wild World, Father and Son, Moonshadow and Where do the Children play have been covered by hundreds of Artists worldwide.
Keith James is a long standing, well-respected and inventive concert performer who specialises in playing intimate, carefully researched biographic style concerts of those he has studied and revered as writers over the years.
He weaves the story of Cat Stevens’ life from his early pop career, life threatening illness and spiritual journey around a performance of his beautifully-crafted and memorable songs.

This concert will give you far more than just the music itself…
There is a huge amount of insight into the history and the spirit of Cat Stevens; his early pop career, his illness that changed him existentially and spiritually into an incredibly thoughtful and loving singer songwriter; such that his songs are remembered instantly for their uplifting sense of vision, truth and human fragility.
Much to talk about the background and embryo of each song; some of which will be performed as all of us remember and some, carefully and intuitively re-voiced; respectfully re-interpreted with rich, balanced guitar arrangements and a more personal vocal approach.
Yusuf campaigns on many educational and humanitarian issues, he was awarded the ‘Man of Peace’ award by the Nobel Peace Laureates.
In 2015 and he received the Lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio 2 and the Ivor Novello Award for outstanding song collection.
He has received two honorary doctorates and awards for promoting peace from two organisations founded by Mikhail Gorbachev.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent

‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’ Sunday Times
‘certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’ The Guardian

‘a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’ Acoustic Magazine

For all information about Keith James: www.keith-james.com/


Proceeds and audience donations from this tour of concerts will go to the UNICEF UK Syrian Children’s appeal.


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Holmes and Watson: The Farewell Tour

By Stuart Fortey, Directed by David Robertson

With Julian Finnegan as Holmes and Dominic Goodwin as Watson

Saturday 9th October 2021

Before slipping into well-earned retirement, Sherlock Holmes has prevailed upon his long-time companion Dr Watson, his landlady Mrs Hudson and Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard to join him in a farewell tour of the British Isles. For the first time ever they will re-enact one of the detective’s most baffling unrecorded cases – The Case of the Prime Minister, the Floozie and the Lummock Rock Lighthouse– an affair upon whose outcome the security of Europe once hung by a thread. Shrouded in secrecy until now, this case has finally been approved by the government for public disclosure.

It is also understood that Mr Holmes has been entrusted by Her Majesty with the conveyance to the Tower of London of the fabled Satsuma Stone, stolen from the crown of William of Orange in the seventeenth century and only recently discovered in a midden in Maastricht. It is expected that the evening will include a glimpse of this priceless gem; in which case, one can only be thankful that Professor James Moriarty, the Napoleon of crime, fell to his death at the Reichenbach Falls. Or did he? Or is he still alive, planning another deadly strike as he lurks, unseen, in the wings…?

This two-man little gem is totally and delightfully, utterly bonkers, and is so funny it should come with a Government health warning.”  The Northern Echo


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Claude Bourbon – 22nd October 2021

Claude has played at Glastonbury and appeared                                          with the likes of Elton John.

“A breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso…”Altadena News, USA”

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories.

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. 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’.

“Claude Bourbon weaved his songs through the audience as if on a journey through life taking in different flavours of Europe and beyond… from classical openings, across a whole continent of cultural roots, holding audience attention under a musical spell, his music would not have been out of place in the courts of Emperors and Kings.” (G. Munn)

Claude’s official website : www.claudebourbon.org


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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
30th October 2021 7.30pm

The Show
Actor Neil Gore brings this humorous and absorbing book to life in his one-man magic lantern show. Based on the 1914 novel by Robert Tressell, its story is set in the building trades of Edwardian England where painters and decorators struggle to maintain themselves and their families, poverty and the constant fear of unemployment notwithstanding, while renovating a large townhouse for the local mayor.
With projected animation, conjuring tricks, live music and song, there’s something for all the family, not least the chance to become acquainted with this timeless story of socialism and political awakening.

Suitable for Children over 12


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Bouncers – Sapphire Productions – 4 December 2021



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Common Ground Theatre Company presents    ‘Ladies’ Day’ 

26th, 27th and 28th May 2022

Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. But their fortunes are set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot.

 

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