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‘Eglantyne’ is a one-woman play exploring the extraordinary life of Eglantyne Jebb, a courageous, charming, passionate, humanitarian, human rights activist, radical fundraiser, social reformer and co-founder of Save the Children. From her idyllic Shropshire childhood, Eglantyne went on to Oxford University, social work in Cambridge, heartbreaks, suffrage rallies, spiritualism, the Balkans, arrest in Trafalgar Square, …

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Call of Nature

Two expert fools take an audience on an outdoor adventure, and journey of discovery, in search of a rare egg. Join The Institute of Eggsperts and shape what happens during this field trip into the unknown. A performance that puts its young audience in the driving seat and responds to their decisions using character clowning, …

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Jane Eyre

Hotbuckle Productions return to The Swallow Theatre with their trademark ensemble theatrical treatment of another classic novel. This year it is Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre that is presented in a new adaptation by writer, director and actor Adrian Preater.  Expect humour, emotion, live music and expert charactisation. Supported by the Swallow Theatre Association

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In Loyal Company

In Loyal Company is the incredible true story of missing World War II soldier and prisoner of war Arthur Robinson, written and performed by his great-nephew, David William Bryan. May 1941. Hitler’s bombs rain on Liverpool. Local packer, Arthur Robinson, joins up becoming a private in the 18th reconnaissance division. Deployed to Singapore, his ship is …

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Stewart Hardy and Frank McLaughlin Promotional Picture

Stewart Hardy & Frank McLaughlin

We are delighted that fiddle virtuoso Stewart Hardy and superb Scottish guitarist/piper Frank McLaughlin will be returning to The Swallow Theatre following their very well-received concert here in May 2017. Stewart and Frank posses a rare musical kinship, delighting audiences with their interplay as they explore music rooted in the traditions of Scotland, the Borders …

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Weaver of Grass

Award winning poet Chrys Salt with internationally acclaimed harper Wendy Stewart weave the extraordinary story of Angus MacPhee, a crofter from South Uist who went off to war in 1939, fell ill with a form of schizophrenia and was then sent to Craig Dunain Mental  Hospital outside Inverness. For the next 50 years Angus chose …

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Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

Naked Hope is a gloriously uplifting salute to a true one-off, and a timely reminder of the urgent necessity to live every day as your real self…no matter what they say. From a conventional upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was an extraordinary raconteur and wit. Naked Hope depicts the legendary Quentin Crisp …

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Brooks Williams

Brooks Williams hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, he’s a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist. Plus, “he has a beautiful voice,” says AmericanaUK, “that you just melt into.” Not one easy to pigeon-hole, Brooks’ music is the love-child …

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Orlando Promotional Picture


Orlando: Who is she? Who is he? Who are we?  Find out in the life-affirming, comedic tale of an immortal poet, whose gender cannot be pinned down, whose spirit cannot be caged, and whose irreverent, romantic adventures across British history – from the 1500s to the present day – provide a magic-realist exploration of human identity; …

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The Whirlybird

A curious creature, ricketie-racketie on ground But in flight, a wildlife spectacle – a blizzard of wings, perfect elliptical twirls, a mass of orange and browns And a cacophony of sound! The whirlybird cannot fly like the rest of the birds. It’s clumsy, it’s loud and does not like straight lines! Everything for the whirlybird …

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