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… And This is My Friend Mr. Laurel

Fulfilling a long held desire to pay tribute to his hero Stan Laurel, Jeffrey Holland tells this intriguing, funny and often poignant tale of friendship, love and dedication about one of Hollywood’s great film comedians. Jeffrey stars in this one-man show about friendship, memories and a couple of remarkable lives. Set in the bedroom of a …

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Eglantyne

‘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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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

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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Rouse, Ye Women!

In 1910 the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath in the West Midlands focussed the world’s attention on the plight of Britain’s low-paid women workers involved in the ‘home-working sweated industries’, hammering out chain-links in sheds in the backyards of their homes with their babies and children for 5 shillings (25p) for a 50-hour week. Led by the charismatic union organiser and campaigner, …

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Sunday Afternoon Play Reading

Our final play reading of this winter will be on Sunday 10 March at 2pm when we’ll be reading Emma Thompson’s screenplay of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. We’ll also be exploring a little about how a film script differs from a stage script. “Emma Thompson’s screenplay enhances the original, pointing up the underlying …

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Sunday Afternoon Play Reading

The Lady from the Sea is one the lesser known plays of Henrik Ibsen. Unlike many Ibsen plays, The Lady from the Sea is not full of doom and gloom, and – spoiler alert – all the characters end the play alive and hopeful for the future.  Set mainly in gardens and beside the fjords in the …

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