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Wednesday 4th May at 7.30pm

Debt Collectors By Reform Theatre Company

Performed by Reform Theatre (Thick as Thieves, Bouncers, Me & Me Dad, Burt N Joyce), The Debt Collectors is a brand new comedy from the nation's favourite playwright, John Godber, author of international hits Bouncers, Up N Under and Teechers.

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Thursday 5th May at 8.00pm

Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell is a country music artist based in New York City. Born in Nashville, TN, she came to New York to attend Columbia College, and found that her abiding interest in country music helped her stay connected with her family roots.

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Picture from Rob Beckett - POSTPONED

Friday 6th May at 8.00pm

Rob Beckett - Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstance Rob has been forced to postpone his performance at the venue until autumn. Please contact the venue for further information.

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Picture from Gyles Brandreth: Word Power!

Monday 9th May at 7.30pm

Gyles Brandreth: Word Power!

‘No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest.’ Only words can do that. Language is power. Words are magic.

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Thursday 12th May at 8.00pm

The Upbeat Beatles

Over two hours of non-stop music – from She Loves You to I Am The Walrus and beyond – this band will have you dancing in the aisles from the very beginning.

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Picture from Dinosaur Park - The Jurassic Parody

Wednesday 18th May at 7.00pm

Dinosaur Park - The Jurassic Parody

This laugh-out-loud spin on Spielberg’s classic Jurassic Park is a theatrical celebration of cinematic nostalgia and a powerful reminder of the ones we love. The perfect parody to blow away January cobwebs!

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Picture from Teddy Thompson with Kelly Jones + Sunny Ozell

Saturday 21st May at 8.00pm

Teddy Thompson With Kelly Jones + Sunny Ozell

“Life is full of little windows that open now and then…” On their debut collaboration, Teddy Thompson and KellyJones give listeners ten engaging views of the joys and sorrows of love and the vagaries of the human heart – from wide-eyed wonderment (‘Wondering’) to lingering nostalgia (‘I Thought That We Said Goodbye’), from promises (”‘Make A Wish On Me’) and pleas (‘Don’t Remind Me’) to sad self-deception (‘Better At Lying’).

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Picture from  Mark Watson: I'm Not Here

Sunday 22nd May at 7.30pm

Mark Watson: I'M Not Here

'Terrifyingly funny' (The Times), 'Belly laugh brilliant...the audience was weeping with laughter' (Time Out), 'Mark Watson is a Prodigy' (The Guardian) Mark Watson (multi-award-winning star of numerous TV shows including Dave's Road to Rio, BBC's We Need Answers, Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You,and his own cult Radio 4 series Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better and Mark Watson Talks A Bit About Life) returns with the follow-up show to his highly celebrated and successful ‘Flaws’.

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Picture from RSC LIVE: Hamlet

Wednesday 8th June at 7.00pm

Rsc Live: Hamlet

Rising star Paapa Essiedu takes the title role in Shakespeare's great tragedy, broadcast live in HD from the Bard's home town. Prince Hamlet has got it all.

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Picture from EDDI READER plus Support

Saturday 11th June at 8.00pm

Eddi Reader Plus Support

Brought into the limelight by Fairground Attraction, Eddi Reader saw their single ‘Perfect’ and parent album First of a Million Kisses both top the British charts.

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Wednesday 22nd June at 8.00pm

The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams

Called everything from ‘hillbilly-Pink Floyd’ to ‘folk-pop’ to ‘surreal americana’, New York’s Slambovian Circus of Dreams (AKA The Grand Slambovians) “is a riveting, mesmerizing, crazy, amazing machine of music.” – Chronogram Magazine.

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Picture from BRANAGH THEATRE LIVE: Romeo & Juliet

Thursday 8th July at 7.15pm

Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo & Juliet

Kenneth Branagh reunites his Cinderella stars for a modern version of the Bard's great tragedy. Young lovers Romeo (Richard Madden) and Juliet (Lily James) are caught up in a longstanding feud between Verona's Montague and Capulet families.

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Picture from Lucinda Williams

Tuesday 12th July at 8.00pm

Lucinda Williams

Three time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams is an American rock, folk, blues and country music singer and songwriter, whose attention to detail has produced a catalogue of remarkably high quality material including the universally acclaimed Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. Her efforts have been rewarded with fifteen Grammy nominations and she was named 'America's Greatest Songwriter' by Time Magazine.

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Picture from The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Wednesday 13th July at 8.00pm

The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain

The world renowned all-singing, all-plucking superstars return with their toe-tapping music, hilarious banter, and sheer superlative entertainment. Last year they celebrated 30 Plucking Years of ukulele action, this year they will have been active for One Billion Seconds.

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Picture from Paul Merton's Improv Chums

Thursday 14th July at 8.00pm

Paul Merton'S Improv Chums

Paul Merton, one of the UK’s most popular comedians, together with his highly renowned Impro Chums: Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster, create a brand new show every night, inspired by suggestions from you the audience as well as their own finely honed improvisational skills.

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Picture from Platform Festival

Saturday 16th July, The Old Station at 1.00pm (Doors 12.00pm)

Platform Festival


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