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4-14 July 2018

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7 - 15 July 2017



Tickets: 01543 412121

It has been a great privilege to be entrusted with the artistic planning of this year’s 37th Lichfield Festival. My first involvement with the Festival as producer began in late 2014, when a conversation with the (then) new Artistic Director, Sonia Stevenson, ended with a promise to create a bespoke production of The Magic Flute for her first season. Two further Festival shows later and I now find myself in the hot-seat, inspired by the huge support, work and commitment I witnessed at first hand last year, when I attended almost the entire Festival as fledging Guest Artistic Director for 2018. In the centenary year of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which gave at least some women the right to vote, my own inspiration for this year stems from the sacrifice and struggle undertaken to gain that basic, democratic right. Alongside author talks, cabaret and Shakespeare linked to the suffragette movement itself, our #ExtraordinaryWomen season of events also celebrates the craft of female writers (Agatha Christie, Mary Shelley, Muriel Spark), artists (Barbra Streisand, Rita Hayworth, Maggie Smith – not to mention the wonderful line-up of 2018 performers and speakers detailed herein), composers (Judith Weir and our own featuredcomposer, Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade), as well as works written specifically with a woman’s voice in mind (Talking Heads, Sondheim and Female Jazz Icons).

Artistic Director

Beyond these themes, as always at such an eclectic Festival, there is much to enjoy from the worlds of music (classical, chamber, world and folk), dance (ballroom, latin and ballet), comedy, talks and theatre, with many events created specially for Lichfield 2018…you can only see them here, so please don’t miss out! Thank you to all of our 2018 sponsors for all of their generosity and support - we are especially proud and delighted to announce a new partnership with principal sponsors London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway. Finally, a heartfelt thanks for the huge backing I have received in the last year from both the Board and, in particular, the very #ExtraordinaryWomen of our own Festival team.

In the final year of the World War I centenary, we also commemorate the fallen youth of that generation by showcasing the youth of today, both through the Aspire! project Trench Brothers, a visit from the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and a large-scale Cathedral concert by local children and instrumental stars of the future, as part of our ongoing relationship with Chetham’s School of Music. Opera by Britten (Noye’s Fludde) sees conflict dissipated by emblematic symbols of peace - the dove and the rainbow; Holst’s The Planets begins with the wrath of Mars, Bringer of War, becalmed (as is ever our hope) by Venus, Bringer of Peace.

Damian Thantrey Lichfield Festival Patrons: Valery Gergiev, Michael Fabricant MP, Julian Lloyd Webber, Tony Hadley


With Thanks to...

Lichfield Festival Principal Partners

Partners and Sponsors

Lichfield Festival Association


Individual Supporters and Trusts The Ashley Family Foundation, Marian & Tony Bateman, Mrs Gwenyth Benson, Jennifer M Brooks, David Cliffe, Close Friends, The Golsoncott Foundation, Jenny & Ray Mansell, Paddy & Wendy Martin, David Mayes OBE, Nigel O'Mara, Mary & Peter Parsons, Jane Steeley.

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Artists in Residence Scheme 2018 Throughout

the Festival

Introduced by Artistic Director Damian Thantrey The Carducci Quartet Danny Driver Jessica Walker Joseph Atkins Matthew Hunt Joo Yeon Sir

string quartet piano voice/writer/director piano/arranger clarinet violin

One of the great pleasures of the last year has been the chance to devise a series of events in collaboration with a very special group of superbly talented artists. Between them, our 2018 Artists in Residence will feature a dozen or so times across the week, both alone and with each other. I have had the privilege to work with them all in one capacity or another: they are not only technically and musically exceptional, but also charismatic, inspiring, communicative and thought-provoking performers, who relish the challenge of both reinvestigating the familiar and exploring all things new. So, welcome to the Festival our Artists in Residence: first time visitors Danny Driver and the Carducci Quartet, and returning faces Joo Yeon Sir (Young Artist 2016), Jessica Walker and Joseph Atkins (Peace Cabaret 2016), and Matthew Hunt (former Lichfield Cathedral chorister). Please support their endeavours throughout the Festival – each performance will certainly be worth the ticket!

Artist in Residence Events Elgar Piano Quintet - Event 7C Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads - Event 8D & 8I Paganini Caprices I - Event 8H

A Century Popular Song - Event 10C The Carduccis & Matthew Hunt- Event 11B Paganini Caprices II - Event 11H Celebration of Bernstein & Gershwin - Event 12E

The Carduccis by Candlelight - Event 8J

Meet the Artists - FREE Event

Tim Ingles & Joo Yeon Sir - Event 9A

The Carduccis - Event 14E

Soldiers, Sirens and Suffragettes - Event 9F

Pat Kirkwood Is Angry - Event 14H

Throughout The Festival...


Wednesday 4th July Trench Brothers

Thursday 5th July Somnium: A Dancer’s Dream Starring Strictly Come Dancing’s Neil and Katya Jones

Brought to the Festival by HMDT Music.

Photo: Clive Barda

Join Neil and Katya Jones, multiple World Champions and stars of Strictly Come Dancing, for the premiere of their brand-new show Somnium: A Dancer’s Dream. Specially devised and choreographed for the Lichfield Festival, and featuring a company of dancers, Somnium tells the story of a boy from Britain and a girl from Russia who met, fell in love and overcame the odds to become dance stars and World Champions. With vivid storytelling and sensational Latin and ballroom choreography, expect the unexpected as the Cathedral Nave becomes a ballroom in-the-round for one spectacular night only.

Trench Brothers commemorates the contributions of ethnic minority soldiers during the First World War, bringing to life their hopes and fears, their longing for home, their camaraderie, courage and valour. Performed in the National Memorial Arboretum’s unique outdoor setting of remembrance, this inspiring and moving performance features professional performers (including MOBO nominated jazz singer Cleveland Watkiss), stunning puppetry and support from 120 local school children. The Trench Brothers Exhibition can also be viewed at the National Memorial Arboretum throughout July. National Memorial Arboretum 6pm (60 mins) Event 4A FREE (Tickets not required))

Photo: Matt Crockett

Neil and Katya Jones are British and World Champion dancers currently appearing on the BBC One hit show Strictly Come Dancing. Neil partnered Konnie Huq in the Strictly Children In Need Special and Judy Murray in the Strictly Christmas Special in 2017. Katya joined Strictly in 2016 (paired with Ed Balls) and lifted the Glitterball trophy last year with actor Joe McFadden. Lichfield Cathedral Sponsored by 7.30pm (120 mins) Event 5A £40 £35 £27 £18 £12 £8 Meet and Greet Upgrade: £20

Friday 6th July

Toby Hughes

double bass

Young Artist Series St Michael’s Church 12pm (60 mins) Event 6A £13

Montag Desenclos Franck

Sonata in E minor Aria & Rondo Violin Sonata in A major

Toby Hughes started playing double bass at the age of nine & attended the Junior Conservatoire in Birmingham where he was bass section leader of the CBSO Youth Orchestra. He was also a member of the National Children’s Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain where he became Principal Bass. He has studied at the combined universities of Lausanne, Fribourg and Sion, in Berlin and at the Royal Northern College of Music. Toby has performed with major international orchestras both in Europe and the UK. Accompanied by pianist Benjamin Powell. Sponsored by Nigel O’Mara

Toby Hughes is supported by

Where is Mrs Christie? Dyad Productions

Lichfield Garrick Studio 2pm & 7.30pm (110mins) Event 6B & 6E £15

Agatha Christie was one of the greatest thriller writers of all time and certainly the most prolific. In 1926, she was at the centre of a mystery as perplexing as any of her fiction, a series of events which sparked one of the biggest and most extensive police hunts in history. Her crashed car was discovered in Surrey and the famous author was missing, presumed dead by many, for eleven days. However, she was eventually found at a luxury hotel in Harrogate. She claimed then, and for the rest of the life, that she was suffering from amnesia and remembered nothing. Neither the press nor the police believed her. Did Agatha Christie lie, and if so why? Was it a publicity stunt? Or was there a darker secret involved? Actor Liz Grand presents her new one-woman show following her sell-out appearance at the Festival in The Second Best Bed. #ExtraordinaryWomen

Chief Executive - CBSO

Ballet Cymru Cinderella

St Michael’s Church 5pm (60 mins) Event 6C £9

Sponsored by Mrs Jennifer M Brooks

CBSO Combination Deal Purchase any ticket for the CBSO concert (Event 6F) and attend the Stephen Maddock Talk for just £5

Lichfield Cathedral 7.30pm (110mins) Event 6F £39 £35 £29 £23 £17 £12

Lichfield Garrick 7pm (120 mins) Event 6D £17 £15 Family Ticket £50

Ballet Cymru prides itself on being different and Cinderella will be no exception, with a brand new musical score and circus elements combined with the finest classical dance. Returning to Lichfield for a 3rd successive year following their acclaimed Festival appearances with Little Red Riding Hood and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ballet Cymru conjure a surprising world of wonder and magic in this new interpretation. Cinderella is a co-production between Ballet Cymru and The Riverfront Theatre and in association with Citrus Arts.

Edward Gardner conductor Schubert Strauss Mendelssohn Schubert

Symphony no. 8 Death and Transfiguration Athalie overture Symphony no. 5

As part of their current project to record the complete Schubert Symphonies, the CBSO return to Lichfield to play both Symphony No. 5 and his unfinished Symphony No. 8, under the guidance of Edward Gardner, their former Principal Guest Conductor. Alongside the Schubert, the full splendour of the orchestra will be heard in Strauss’s sumptuous tone poem Death and Transfiguration (Tod und Verklärung).

Tickets: 01543 412121

As Chief Executive of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra since 1999, Lichfield-born Stephen Maddock has many tales of orchestral travel and travail to tell. Here he gives a rare insight into working with the CBSO, its players, audiences, conductors and visiting artists.

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Friday 6th July

Stephen Maddock

Sponsored by


Saturday 7th July

Lichfield Festival Market sponsored by Florette Lichfield Cathedral Close, Pool Walk & Dam Street 10am - 4pm FREE

The Tee Trio Young Artist Series

St Michael’s Church 12pm (60 mins) Event 7A £13

Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 Bridge 3 Miniatures for Piano Trio Tailleferre Piano Trio

Ballet Cymru: Sian Trenberth Photography

The Tee Trio is an enthusiastic and exciting new international chamber music group formed from undergraduate students at the Royal Academy of The Lichfield Festival Market is back for another Music. They champion a variety of music using year! Don’t miss out on the Festival’s largest free composers that cross over different musical event, featuring over 130 stalls from local crafters styles, as well as rediscovering lost and and food producers and a full programme of FREE neglected gems. Alongside well-known German entertainment and activities throughout the day. and British music, the programme also includes a Taking place around Lichfield Cathedral Close sublime French work by Germaine Tailleferre, the and Minster Pool Walk, the Lichfield Festival only female member of the group of composers Market is the perfect day out for all the family. known as Les Six.

Rev. Lucy Winkett

How do wars end? With a bang or a whimper?

Artist in Residence Series War and Humanity

Lichfield Garrick Theatre 1.45pm (60 mins) Event 7B £13

Festival Animal Puppetry Parade

St Michael’s Church Market Square, Dam Street and Cathedral Close 4pm (100 mins) 6pm Event 7C FREE £18

Lucy Winkett is Rector of St James’s Church Piccadilly in central London. One of the first generation of women to be ordained priest in the Church of England, she was the first woman appointed to St Paul’s Cathedral. As Canon Precentor, she oversaw national commemorations after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. She is a frequent contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day and appears regularly on Radio 2 and 3. #ExtraordinaryWomen

The Carducci Quartet Danny Driver piano Shostakovich String Quartet no. 8 Brahms Vier Klavierstücke Op. 119 Elgar Piano Quintet Op. 84 The first of our 2018 residency collaborations features Elgar’s Piano Quintet. Largely written in the final months of the First World War, Elgar drew inspiration from the natural beauty of his summer stay in Sussex to create one of his finest chamber works. It is paired here with Shostakovich’s String Quartet no. 8. Written in just 3 days, this 1960 composition is a work of great power and emotion, dedicated ‘to the victims of fascism and war’.

Created and brought to life by local community groups, giant puppets of the Festival Animal Puppetry Parade will process through the City Streets, accompanied by music from local performers. Working with professional artists, groups will create the puppets in workshops leading up to the Festival before revealing them in the parade. Join us to watch this visually striking event starting at 6pm from Market Square.

Tickets: 01543 412121

Sian SianTrenberth TrenberthPhotography Photography

In the final year of our Lichfield Peace lecture series, started in 2014 to commemorate the Great War centenary, Lucy Winkett explores themes of peace making, power brokering, surrender and settlement in contemporary society. In a world of bewildering complexity with a seemingly insatiable appetite for conflict, what does life look like when the battle is done?

Saturday 7th July

Lichfield Peace Lecture Elgar Piano Quintet

If your group or school would like to participate in this exciting project please contact the festival office on 01543 300191. The Puppet Parade is supported by Lichfield District Council and Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust through the Lichfield City Art Fund. This project also receives support from Lichfield BID. Sponsored by

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The Foundry Group Lichfield Garrick Studio 7pm (120 mins) Event 7D £15 £7

Tom Allen Absolutely

Lichfield Cathedral 7.30pm (135 mins) Event 7E £25 £22 £20 £18 £14 £10 Family Ticket £60

Chetham’s School Symphony Orchestra Lichfield Cathedral School Orchestra/ Music Share

‘For vengeance shall noe more appeare, and nowe fare well, my darlinge deare’

Conflict and resolution: two giants of British composition see the Cathedral filled with local, young voices and instrumentalists, and the burgeoning talents of Chetham’s School. Britten’s children’s opera Noye’s Fludde finds hope in both dove and rainbow after the great deluge; Holst’s The Planets, written during the Great War and in the centenary of its premiere, lifts us from the Suitable for ages 7+ sodden earth to the heavens. The insidious threat of Mars, Bringer of War, and the stately calm of ‘A top-hole musical comedy…a highly Venus, Bringer of Peace, are heard here alongside entertaining, clever show, packed with neat one Colin Matthews’ latter day addition, Pluto. liners… a festival gem.’ Sponsored by The Stage

Lichfield Garrick Theatre 8pm (110 mins) Event 7F £18

The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley, Tom Allen embarks on his debut solo tour. As seen on Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4’s Just a Minute and News Quiz. In the last year Tom has supported Sarah Millican around the world, sold out his Edinburgh and London runs and even passed his driving test!

Tickets: 01543 412121

London, 1948 – The Ministry of Biscuits casts its sinister shadow over every tea-time and elevenses in the land. Established to ‘control biscuits, and to control the idea of biscuits,’ it prohibits decadent sweetmeats, such as the Gypsy Cream. But when Cedric Hobson, a junior designer, falls in love and designs a biscuit to ‘shake confectionery to its very foundations,’ his world – and the ministry – are turned upside down. From the team who brought the sell-out Those Magnificent Men to the Lichfield Festival in 2016 comes a hilarious musical comedy satire.


Gustav Holst Fludde Benjamin Britten

Saturday 7th July

The Ministry of Biscuits The Planets

Catch him now and you'll be able to tell people how you saw him before he was famous' The Telegraph Sponsored by


Sunday 8th July

The Willow Walk

In association with the Johnson Society

Bad Girls

A History of Rebels and Renegades Caitlin Davies

City Centre starting from Chapter’s Cafe 10.30am & 3.30pm (75 mins) Event 8A & 8E £9

Lichfield Guildhall 12.15pm (60 mins) Event 8B £9 From the women who escaped the hangman's noose (and those who didn’t), to spies and night-club queens, refugees and suffragettes; Caitlin Davies takes a fascinating look at how disobedient and defiant women changed not only the prison service, but the course of history.

Hearts and Minds

Alan Bennett

The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage & How Women Won The Vote Lichfield Guildhall Jane Robinson 1.45pm (60 mins) Event 8C £9

Dr Kara McKechnie

1913: the last long summer before the war. The country is gripped by suffragette fever. These impassioned crusaders have their admirers; some agree with their aims if not their forceful methods, while others are aghast at the thought of giving any female a vote.

Lecturer in Dramaturgy at the University of Leeds, Kara McKechnie explores the work of Alan Bennett, in conjunction with the Festival’s new production of Talking Heads.

Ballet Cymru: Sian Trenberth Photography

Johnson’s Willow on Stowe Pool marks the favourite walk of Samuel Johnson. The Johnson Society of Lichfield invites you to join them for this year’s inaugural Willow Walk on the theme of ‘Friendship & Refreshment’. Join us to toast the memory of Johnson; see what he might have seen, and celebrate his Lichfield friends.

Lichfield Guildhall 5pm (60 mins) Event 8F £9

Hector’s Heroes

Purchase a ticket for Talking Heads (Event 8D / 8I) & attend this talk for just £5.

Sunday 8 July

Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads

Paganini Caprices I

Liza Pulman with the Stardust Ensemble

Artist in Residence Series

Artist in Residence Series

Tickets: 01543 412121

Lichfield Garrick Studio 3pm & 8pm (100 mins) Event 8D & 8I £15

Join us for a new Lichfield Festival production of an Alan Bennett Talking Heads double-bill.

Her Big Chance Meet Lesley, an actress. She has just completed a video - 'targeted chiefly on West Germany' in which she plays Travis, a career girl who enjoys life, spends a remarkable amount of time topless and shoots a man with a harpoon gun . A Lady Of Letters Miss Ruddock writes letters. Letters of complaint, comment and, occasionally, officious praise to various businesses and government departments. Eventually her complaining gets her into trouble, but she’s happy at this point, for possibly the first time. A Lichfield Festival production directed by Artist in Residence Jessica Walker


Liza Sings Streisand

Lichfield Guildhall 7.45pm (60 mins) Event 8H £15

Lichfield Garrick Theatre 7.30pm (120 mins) Event 8G £20 £17

Liza Pulman pays homage to the great Barbra Streisand, one of the finest singers of all time. With her fabulous band, Liza Pulman, singer, comedienne and one third of the satirical trio Fascinating Aida, celebrates Barbra Streisand with her hugely successful and critically acclaimed show. Featuring glorious new arrangements of classic songs such as The Way We Were, Second Hand Rose, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, People and many more. ‘The whole audience are on their feet and seldom has a standing ovation been better earned’ Stage Talk *****

Joo Yeon Sir



Caprices (nos. 1-11)

The legendary musician Niccolò Paganini was the most celebrated violinist of his time. A composer too, his dazzling Caprices for unaccompanied violin are among the best known of his works. Artist in residence Joo Yeon Sir – a Young Artist at the 2016 Festival - gives us the first of two concerts showcasing all 24 of these virtuosic compositions, with this evening’s recital programme based around Caprices nos. 1-11. Combination Ticket Deal Book for Paganini Caprices I & II for just £25. Part II (11H) will be performed on 11 July

Artist in Residence Series

Matthew Denton Michelle Fleming Eoin Schmidt-Martin Emma Denton

violin violin viola cello

Pärt Cruttwell-Reade Glass

Summa The Opium Eaters* Quartet no. 3 (Mishima)

Tickets: 01543 412121

Lichfield Cathedral 9.30pm (60 mins) Event 8J £15 £11

Sunday 8 July

Carduccis by Candlelight

The second concert in the Carduccis’ residency features minimalist works Summa by Arvo Pärt and Philip Glass’ astonishing String Quartet no. 3 ‘Mishima’. This candlelit Cathedral event also includes featured composer Ninfea CruttwellReade’s meditative work The Opium Eaters, inspired by Thomas de Quincey and the late Beethoven quartets. *European premiere Sponsored by Mary & Peter Parsons


Monday 9th July

Tim Ingles

with Joo Yeon Sir

Artist in Residence Series

Timothy Wakerell Festival Organ Recital

Swinfen Hall Hotel 11.30am (75 mins) Event 9A £13

Post-concert lunch £25 for 2-course; £30 for 3 courses. Please book direct with Swinfen Hall on 01543 481494

Programme to include works by J.S.Bach, Mendelssohn, Cook, Bovet, Jongen and Master of the Queen’s Music, Judith Weir. Timothy Wakerell is currently Assistant Organist at New College, Oxford. He was Sub-Organist of St Paul’s Cathedral between 2008 and 2014, playing for important services such as the Funeral of Baroness Thatcher and the Diamond Jubilee Service. He has performed throughout the UK and abroad; recent venues include the Marienkirche, Berlin, St Augustin, Paris and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Sponsored by Jane Steeley & David Cliffe

Image: Andreea Tufescu

Seth Lakeman Imahe: Matt Austin

In this bespoke event for the 2018 Lichfield Festival, Tim talks about his career and passion for extraordinary and valuable instruments. His talk will also feature live music from violinist Joo Yeon Sir, playing a selection of Ingles & Hayday violins, giving a rare opportunity to experience and understand the contrast between each instrument’s unique sound.

Credit: Andy Gray

Credit: Andreaa Tufescu

Staffordshire-born auctioneer Tim Ingles joined Sotheby’s and became Head of Musical Instruments there in 1999, forming his own company Ingles & Hayday, fine instrument specialists, in 2012.

Lichfield Cathedral 2pm (60mins) Event 9B £13

The Cardinall’s Musick Soldiers, Sirens and Suffragettes 21st Century Cabaret The Music Makers

Zing Tsjeng

Lichfield Cathedral 7.30pm (110 mins) Event 9E £25 £22 £17 £14 £12 £10

Wade Street Church 5pm (60 mins) The Master of The Queen’s Music Event 9D Master of the £10 Queens Music in Judith Weir was named Master of the Queen’s Music in 2014, the first woman to be appointed to the post. A writer of both instrumental and vocal music (with pieces featured in Events 9B and 9E), she talks about her life and gives us an insight into what it takes to become a great composer. She is joined on the platform by musician, writer and producer, Dr Kate Romano, a now familiar voice on Radio 3.

The Cardinall’s Musick have won the Gramphone Early Music Award no fewer than 4 times. Directed by Andrew Carwood (Director of Music, St Paul’s Cathedral) this successful and innovative ensemble is known for its extensive study of rennaissance music and premieres of commissioned music. In The Music Makers, they showcase both strands of their repertoire, featuring Padilla, Praetorius and Byrd with some superb music written for the group in recent years: Judith Weir’s suave settings of George Herbert and Paul Crabtree’s tear-jerking treatment of words by Shaker writer, Ann Lee.

Putting 48 pioneering and innovative female scientists firmly back on the modern map. Zing Tsjeng has also become a spokesperson for millennial women, debating at Telegraph Women events, twice appearing on BBC Radio 4's Late Night Woman's Hour and writing for Dazed, The Guardian and Broadly.

Judith Weir

Combination Ticket Deal Book for The Cardinall’s Musick & attend Judith Weir Talk (9D) for £7 Following this event The Cathedral will hold a meditative Festival Compline, sung by the Cathedral Choir, to start at 9.45pm.

Returning to Lichfield after her acclaimed Peace Cabaret in 2016, Jessica Walker begins her 2018 residency with an especially-curated cabaret to celebrate the centenary of votes for women. With iconic songs by writers from Mae West to Leonard Cohen, and accompanied by pianist Joseph Atkins, Jessica takes us on a journey through girl power in song: from Joan of Arc through to the pioneering suffragettes at the turn of the 20th century, on to the song-bird activists of the hippy era and beyond.

Tickets: 01543 412121

St. John’s House 3.30pm (60 mins) Event 9C £9

Artist in Residence Series McKenzie’s Restaurant Dinner from 7pm. Performance begins at 8.30pm. (90 mins) Event 9F Dinner Ticket £36; Show only gallery seat £17

Monday 9 July

Forgotten Women: The Scientists

Make an evening of it with a delicious 2-course dinner at our hosts, McKenzie’s, or just settle in for the show at 8.30pm

Regrettably McKenzie’s Restuarant has no lift access.


Tuesday 10th July

Ben Goldsheider

Festival Ramble

french horn Young Artist Series

Photo: Redlock Photography

Wade Street Church 12pm (60 mins) Event 10A ÂŁ13

von Krufft

Sonata for Horn and Piano Widmann Air for Solo Horn Schubert Impromptu in E flat major Cruttwell-Reade Five Character Studies* York Bowen Sonata for Horn and Piano

Thomas Nickell - Orchestra of the Swan

Since reaching the Final of the BBC Young Musician Competition in 2016, Ben has made his concerto debut at venues including the Berlin Philharmonie, KKL Lucerne, Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall, appearing as soloist with the BBC Symphony, Lucerne Symphony and Aurora Orchestras, among others. Ben is joined by pianist Richard Uttley. Sponsored by David Mayes OBE

From Pipe Green Car Park 1.30pm Event 10B ÂŁ6

Join us for a bit of fresh air? The Lichfield & District Ramblers will lead you on a 5 mile circular walk, taking in local landmarks such as Beacon Park, the Clock Tower, Sandfields Pumping Station, Wyrley and Essington Canal, the heritage path to Pipehill/Fossway returning through Leomansley Wood to the starting point. The walk will start from Pipe Green Car Park off the A51, where free parking is available. Appropriate footwear and clothing required. Please bring refreshments with you.

In partnership with the Lichfield & District Ramblers.

*world premiere

Manus Noble guitar

La Nuova Musica with Lucy Crowe

Artist in Residence Series Swinfen Hall Hotel 3pm (120 mins) Event 10C £27 including afternoon tea.

St. John’s House 5.30pm (60 mins) Event 10D £13

Lichfield Cathedral 7.30pm (120 mins) Event 10F £25 £22 £17 £14 £12 £10

For the second event of their residency, Jessica Walker and accompanist Joseph Atkins journey through a scintillating Century of Popular Song, conjuring up the unique atmosphere of each decade from the Victorian music hall stages, to the heady 20s and 30s, through the darker war years, and into the swinging 60s and beyond. The programme embraces some of the greatest songs from both Europe and America – many famous, others obscure – including numbers by Noel Coward, Rodgers & Hart, Kurt Weill, Jacques Brel and Jake Thackray.

The Taming of the Shrew

La Nuova Musica Lucy Crowe soprano David Bates conductor

The Malachites

Venetian Vivaldi and Roman Handel

Join us at Swinfen Hall Hotel for a journey through the last century in song, accompanied by a sumptuous afternoon tea.

The Malachites return to the Festival with a reworking of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew to mark the centenary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

Bianca cannot marry until her wildcat sister Katerina does. But who will be the one to tame her...and does she actually need ‘taming’?

Guildhall 7pm (150 mins) Event 10E £17

One of the most exciting consorts in the early music field, La Nuova Musica’s Lichfield Festival debut features a recital of arias and instrumental works inspired by the cities of Rome and Venice. They are joined by Staffordshire-born star soprano Lucy Crowe, one of the leading voices of her generation and a regular guest on the world’s greatest stages, including Covent Garden and the Metropolitan opera, New York. ‘Lucy Crowe dazzles with her every appearance…’ The Sunday Times‘ Sponsored by Close Friends

Tickets: 01543 412121

Graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Manus Noble will take our audience on a musical world tour, exploring sound worlds from Brazil, Ireland, Africa, Japan, England and more, with works by composers such as Villa Lobos, Gary Ryan, William Lovelady and Manus Noble himself.

Tuesday 10 July

A Century of Popular Song


Wednesday 11th July

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark Lichfield Garrick Studio 11am & 1.30pm (55 mins) Event 11A & 11C £7 Family Ticket £22

Plop is a baby barn owl. He is the same as every baby barn owl that has ever been – except for one thing… He is afraid of the dark. Riverside Performing Arts presents Jill Tomlinson's classic tale. Filled with song, puppetry, dance and laughter, this touching story is beautifully adapted for the stage. The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark encourages children to be conquerors, is guaranteed to raise a smile, and will calm the biggest fears. Age guide: 3+ Group discounts available. For School, Pre School and Nursery bookings, please contact the Festival Office 01543 300191

The Carduccis & Matthew Hunt Artist in Residence Series Swinfen Hall Hotel 11.30am (120 mins) Event 11B £18

The Carducci Quartet and Matthew Hunt clarinet

Howells Bartok Mozart

Rhapsodic Quintet String Quartet no. 2 Clarinet Quintet

Matthew Hunt makes the first of his residency appearances, as he joins the Carducci Quartet for Howells’ eloquent Rhapsodic Quintet and Mozart’s sublime Quintet in A major, one of the composer’s most admired works. In between, the Carduccis will play the second of Bartok’s six string quartets. For health reasons, Bartók avoided army service during WWI; he spent that difficult period collecting folk fragments, the influences of which are clear in the writing of this work, which premiered in 1918. Post-concert lunch £25 for 2-course; £30 for 3 courses. Please book direct with Swinfen Hall on 01543 481494

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Her Voice in History Cath Baxter

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Son Yambu

Female Jazz Icons

Wade Street Church 3pm (60 mins) Event 11D £9

Iconic women with iconic voices: was how they spoke just as important as what they had to say? As part of the Festival’s Extraordinary Women season, voice and dialect specialist Cath Baxter (Head of Voice at the prestigious Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts) gives a speciallycommissioned talk about the voices of women who have made their mark on history. From Marilyn Monroe to Margaret Thatcher, Cath explores how their very individual voices had a huge impact on their careers.

Lichfield Cathedral 7.30pm (120 mins) Event 11E £22 £18 £17 £14 £12 £10

Lichfield Garrick Theatre 7.30pm (100 mins) Event 11F £16

A night of authentic 'Son Cubano' - the essential Afro-Cuban music, originated in the streets of eastern Cuba at the turn of the last century, that is guaranteed to get you dancing. A glittering showcase for the UK’s finest young Since their debut album La Maravilla was professional jazz musicians, combining a hardreleased to rave reviews in 2012, Son Yambu swinging rhythm section and hugely talented have gone from strength to strength. They soloists, to bring you the very best in British bigregularly play at Ronnie Scott’s, are in the middle band jazz. NYJO are thrilled to be joined at of their third UK Arts Council Tour of England, Lichfield Festival by esteemed trumpeter and have twice featured on Sean Rafferty’s BBC soloist Yazz Ahmed for the premiere of her new Radio 3 show and are about to release their composition, to bring you a programme that second album. They already have lots of celebrates women in jazz: from the songs of Ella amazing festival appearances under their belt including Glastonbury, the Cork Jazz Festival, Fitzgerald and the 1940s trombone stylings of Melba Liston and composer and pianist Mary-Lou the Shetland Folk Festival and the Rainforest Williams, to contemporary classics by band leader World Music Festival in Borneo - to name but a few! Maria Schneider and the award-winning Laura ‘absolutely tremendous... extraordinary music.’ Mvula. Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3 National Youth Jazz Orchestra Yazz Ahmed trumpet

Sponsored by Marian & Tony Bateman

Artist in Residence Series Lichfield Garrick Studio 7.45pm (110 mins) Event 11G £14

‘You won’t believe how good the food tastes!’ The Scotsman ‘brilliantly funny’ Jay Rayner

Paganini Cruttwell-Reade

Caprices (nos. 13-24) Devil’s Minion*

In this, the second of her two solo residency events, violinist Joo Yeon Sir completes her journey through the extraordinary world of Paganini’s Caprices, with a recital centred around the final thirteen works in the set (nos. 13-24). This concert also features a Festival commission – Devil’s Minion - by featured composer, Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade: a short work created as a response to Paganini’s virtuosic settings.

Tickets: 01543 412121

If you like food, you'll love this. Award-winning comedian George Egg demonstrates more ingenious live cooking and laugh-out-loud stand-up comedy. George‘s doctor has demanded he must rethink his diet, so his family have banned him from using the kitchen. They’ve sent him to the shed. But George simply has to keep cooking and this unstoppable urge leads to inventive creations, innovative solutions and some seriously tasty food. Funny, inspiring and absurd in equal measure. Expect power tools, gardening equipment and office supplies to be re-purposed and abused. Expect laughs. Expect to learn something new. And expect to taste the food at the end.

Lichfield Guildhall 8pm (60 mins) Event 11H £15

Wednesday 11th July

Paganini Caprices II

George Egg: The DIY Chef

Combination Ticket Deal Book for Paganini Caprices I & II for just £25. Part I (Event 8H) will be performed on Sunday 8 July


*world premiere


Thursday 12th July

Festival Film Series Enjoy a relaxing morning with two classic films in the George Hotel ballroom. Refreshments available.


Timothy Edlin bass-baritone

Young Artist Series

The George Hotel 10am (90 mins) Event 12A £5

Wade Street Church 12pm (60 mins) Event 12B £13

Our Morning Movie celebrates the centenary of the birth of the Hollywood icon Rita Hayworth in this classic film noir from 1946. A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his exlover is married to his employer.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Black Voices & Lichfield Gospel Choir

Two Dames of the British Empire in one sitting: Maggie Smith and Miss Jean Brodie’s creator, Muriel Spark (born in 1918). A headstrong young teacher in a 1930s Edinburgh private school ignores the curriculum and influences her charges with her over-romanticized view of the world.

The George Hotel 12.30pm (120 mins) Event 12C £5

Songs of Love and Travel – a programme of English and German song to include works by Schubert, Schumann and Brahms, alongside Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel, accompanied by pianist Jo Ramadan. Bass-baritone Timothy Edlin started singing as a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral. He is currently studying at the Royal College of Music International Opera School with Russell Smythe, and is fast gaining a reputation as a fine singer of opera, song and oratorio. Last summer he sang major roles with British Youth Opera; most recently, for the RCM, he sang Bottom in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Sponsored by Nigel O’Mara

Vaughan Williams Composer, Radical, Patriot Wade Street Church 2.30pm (60 mins) Event 12D £9

Lichfield Cathedral 7.30pm (120 mins) Event 12E £25 £22 £17 £14 £12 £10

The Time Machine Dyad Productions

Lichfield Garrick Studio 7.30pm (110 mins) Event 12F £15

Danny Driver piano Joo Yeon Sir violin Matthew Hunt clarinet Jessica Walker voice Joseph Atkins piano/arranger Clare Hammond piano Following the highly-acclaimed Celebration of Richard Rodgers at the Lichfield Festival 2017, we present a unqiue show to celebrate the huge talent of George Gershwin and, in this his centenary year, Leonard Bernstein. This evening of songs and ‘songs without words’ brings together many of the Festival’s 2018 Artists in Residence, with new arrangements and virtuostic transcriptions of classic numbers such as Embraceable You, I Got Rhythm, extracts from Porgy & Bess and Candide, and a speciallycommissioned West Side Story medley. Sponsored by Jenny & Ray Mansell

From the creators of I, Elizabeth and Austen's Women comes a radical interpretation of the HG Wells classic. 2018: In this age of uncertainty, where the shadows of tyranny, intolerance and war darken the path into tomorrow, how much time do we have left? If civilisation falls today, what will become of us? A Victorian time traveller transcends across the ages from 1900 to our own far future – from the fall of man to the end of the world – discovering the fate of our endeavours and uncovering our darkest fears. Can we change the future? Or has the end already begun?

Tickets: 01543 412121

Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and local author, Keith Alldritt explores the life of Ralph Vaughan Williams and examines the considerable range of his work. Influenced by great historical change from the Boer War, the Blitz and the Cold War, as well as his personal life, join us for a fascinating insight into one of Britain’s greatest composers.

Thursday 12th July

A Celebration of Bernstein & Gershwin Artist in Residence Series

Keith Aldritt

A philosophical journey, a nightmare adventure, a cautionary tale – this is the story of us all. 31

Friday 13th July

Meet The Artists

Jay Rayner My Dining Hell

Wade Street Church 10am (60 mins) FREE You’ve heard them all week – now is your chance to ask them about their performances, careers and lives away from the concert platform and rehearsal room. Bring a coffee and a question our Artists in Residence are at your disposal!

Lichfield Garrick Theatre 2pm (90 mins) Event 13B £13

Ariana Kashefi cello Gordon Clark Scholar Young Artist Series Wade Street Church 12pm (60 mins) Event 13A £13 Programme to include works by Brahms and Schumann.

Black Voices & Lichfield Gospel Choir

British cellist Ariana Kashefi is in high demand as a soloist and chamber musician and already performs across Europe, including the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and Berlin Philharmonie. She is a Park Lane Group Young Artist, and winner of the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Julius Isserlis Scholarship. Sponsored by Nigel O’Mara

Jay Rayner has been a restaurant critic for over a decade, with written reviews of well over 700 establishments, and if there is one thing he’s learnt it is that people like reviews of bad restaurants. No, scratch that. They adore them, feasting upon them like starving vultures who have spotted fly-blown carrion out in the bush. A regular judge on Masterchef, resident food expert on The One Show and chair of BBC Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet, Jay visits Lichfield to examine our love affair with lousy reviews, reads from accounts of some of the most excruciating nights out he’s ever had and looks at the worst reviews his own work has ever received. A hugely entertaining show in the company of the man recently voted the best food and drink journalist in Britain. See Jay Rayner Combination Ticket Deal, page 34.

The nineteenth century is drawing to an end, and a brave new world is set to dawn. But the new age of enlightenment and reason will soon be challenged, and scientific fact cast asunder, when the charismatic preacher, Frankenstein, shocks Britons to the core with his claims. For the Reverend can communicate with the dead, and those sceptics intolerant of his beliefs will soon pay for their blasphemy.

Tickets: 01543 412121

Lichfield Garrick Studio 2.30pm & 7.30pm (120 mins) Event 13C & 13E ÂŁ12

Friday 13th July

Frankenstein 1899

Acclaimed actor Jonathan Goodwin plays Frankenstein, and is joined by actress Sarah Gordon, in a show directed by Gary Archer and written by Jonathan Goodwin. 200 years on from the publication of Mary Shelley’s timeless classic. The first part of our Friday the 13th double-bill! 33 35

with Danny Driver piano Artist in Residence Series

Hyde Shostakovich Rachmaninov

Les at Leisure* Symphony no. 9 Piano Concerto no.2

BBCNOW, in the first year of a new 3-year Festival residency, play two works written a mere 45 years apart, but separated by the most tumultuous era in Russia’s history: Rachmaninov’s beloved Piano Concerto no. 2 and Shostakovich’s playful Symphony no. 9. The latter was premiered in 1945, the same year the quintessentially British Brief Encounter cemented the former into our nation’s consciousness. Thomas Hyde’s comic overture brings a further British twist: a tribute to the legendary Les Dawson, 25 years after his death. With conductor Dalia Stasevska. Sponsored by

Recorded for broadcast on

*world premiere

Hansel and Gretel Goldfield Productions

Lichfield Garrick Theatre 8pm (110 mins) Event 13G £20

A Night of Food and Agony Jay Rayner - on piano, joined by sax, bass and singer Pat Gordon-Smith - tackles songs that deal with food and drink. Alongside that, in a series of brilliant anecdotes, he reminisces about his childhood growing up with his mother, the late Claire Rayner. Because, as he says ‘so many blues songs sound like a letter to an agony aunt’. Cue tunes like Black Coffee and The Ladies Who Lunch, Food Glorious Food and Leonard Cohen’s Dance Me To The End of Love.

Combination Ticket Deal Book for Jay Rayner’s Jazz Quartet (13F) and My Dining Hell (13B) for just £30

Guildhall 9.45pm (60 mins) Event 13H £12

Enter a world of light and shadow, of darkness and deception, a helter-skelter journey into ghostly landscapes and feasts of sugar.… The words of Simon Armitage retell the famous story in an extended lyrical poem entwined with chamber music by composer Matthew Kaner, one of the most original voices of his generation. With shadowplay and puppetry by Clive Hicks-Jenkins, Hansel and Gretel presents an evocative collection of art-forms, drawing audiences into a uneasy yet curiously familiar landscape. Recommended for ages 12+

Tickets: 01543 412121

Lichfield Cathedral 7pm (110 mins) Event 13D £39 £35 £29 £23 £17 £12

Jay Rayner Jazz Quartet

Friday 13th July

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

The second part of our Friday the 13th doublebill! Repeated on Saturday 14th at 11am. Hansel and Gretel is supported by: PRS Foundation, Foyle Foundation, Radcliffe Trust, RVW Trust, Double O Foundation, Leche Trust, Colwinston Trust, John S Cohen Foundation


Saturday 14th July

Pop-Up @lichfieldfest

Boglarka Gyorgy violin Young Artist Series

City Centre Throughout The Day FREE

Discover performances where you least expect them as performers from across the region take over unusual spaces like shops, corridors and waiting rooms across the City. Why not plan your visit to Lichfield on 14th July and prepare to be surprised? If you find a performance, take a picture and tag us @lichfieldfest on Social Media to enter into our ‘pop-up’ competition (details to be announced). Supported by

Hansel and Gretel

Lichfield Garrick Studio 11am (60 mins) Event 14A £12 A second opportunity to see the new adaptation of Hansel and Gretel. See page 32 for further details. Recommended for ages 12+.

Wade Street Church 12pm (60 mins) Event 14B £13

Brahms Enescu

Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor Violin Sonata No.3 in A minor

Hungarian violinist Boglarka Gyorgy, started playing the violin at the age of 8. She has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician at major international festivals and masterclasses throughout Europe and Asia including the Budapest Spring Festival, Keshet Eilon, Sommerakademie PragWienBudapest and the 11th International Music Festival in Moscow, to name a few. Currently Boglarka is a student at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. She is a Weingarten Scholarship-holder provided by the Joseph Weingarten Memorial Trust.

Sponsored by Paddy & Wendy Martin

Send in the Clowns

In partnership with the Stephen Sondheim Society Lichfield Garrick Theatre 2.30pm (120 mins) Event 14C £20

We are delighted to host this bespoke Stephen Sondheim Society event at the 2018 Festival. With stellar West End soloists, Send In The Clowns showcases Sondheim’s very own extraordinary women. Lovers, wives, witches, pie-making psychotics…each compelling creation has shaped the face of modern musical theatre. With music from the Broadway legend’s hit shows including Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and A Little Night Music.

Mother Nature

The Carduccis Artist in Residence Series

St Michael’s Church 4pm (80 mins) Event 14D £14

Susan Gilmour Bailey soprano Alexandra Gibson mezzo-soprano Mark Dobell tenor Jonathan Gunthorpe baritone The Agnes Collective bring us a programme inspired by Mother Nature, to include part songs by Weelkes, Morley, Elgar and Bridge, as well as a premiere by featured composer Ninfea CruttwellReade, The Gladsome Bird. The group brings together four superb voices and sees a welcome return to the Festival by tenor Mark Dobell (The Sixteen) and baritone Jonathan Gunthorpe (The Magic Flute, Così fan tutte), who are joined by soprano Susan Gilmour Bailey and mezzo Alexandra Gibson. Colleagues and friends for over 20 years, they enjoy exploring a wide repertoire, mingling well-loved music with hidden treasures.

St Michaels Church 7pm (60 mins) Event 14E £14

Haydn Piazzolla Debussy

Op. 50, no.2 Four for Tango Quartet in G Minor Op. 10

The final concert in their residency sees the Carduccis turn their attention to Debussy in this his centenary year. One of his early works (from 1893), the Quartet in G minor was the only string quartet he wrote, and yet is a much-loved work in the repertoire. Full of impressionistic fluidity, it was a clear statement from the composer of a desire to break away from the formality and strictures of music from Germany and Austria. Haydn’s Quartet Op. 50, no. 2 – the second of the Prussian Quartets - shows that convention has its place, however, and is a fine example of the traditional structure that both informed and sparked Debussy’s quest for a new, French sound.

Tickets: 01543 412121

With West End soloists

The Agnes Collective:

Saturday 14th July

Sondheim’s Women:

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with special guest Julie Fowlis Lichfield Cathedral 7.30pm (120 mins) Event 14F £19 £16 £14 £11

Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright Lichfield Garrick Theatre 8pm (110mins) Event 14G £18

Not so long ago, it seemed highly unlikely the UK would vote to leave the EU; we had a reasonable opposition to the Tory Government; Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn't going to beat Hilary Clinton and Mark was living the married suburban ideal...But don't worry, as Mark thinks Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright. Mark's sell-out show Who Do I Think I Am, revealed his natural father was a world backgammon champion. Now the star of Radio 4's Mark Steel's in Town, and newspaper Columnist of the Year, is back on the road with a new show, guaranteed to make the world seem even more crazy than it is. ‘Profound yet funny’ Sunday Times ****

Pat Kirkwood is Angry

Artist in Residence Series

Lichfield Garrick Studio 8.45pm (75 mins) Event 14H £15

Written by and starring Artist in Residence Jessica Walker, Pat Kirkwood Is Angry brings to life one of Britain’s greatest, but now almost forgotten, wartime variety stars. In this onewoman show about the legendary singer and actress, we follow Kirkwood’s career as she became a household name with songs like Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered and It Was Just One of Those Things. Following rumours of an affair with HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, however, Kirkwood was haunted by scandal. Pat Kirkwood Is Angry relives her turbulent life through some of the 20th century’s most beautiful popular song.

Tickets: 01543 412121

Scottish songwriter Kris Drever (Lau) celebrated a decade of critical and commercial success by winning both BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of The Year 2017 and Best Original Track 2017 (for his song If Wishes Were Horses) at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Kris will be performing a 'best of' set featuring all the key songs from his first decade and some new material played live for the first time. He is joined for one night only by special guest Julie Fowlis. The multi-award winning Gaelic singer’s intoxicating voice has enthralled audiences around the world from village halls in the Highlands to world class stages from New York to Paris and recently as the vocalist on the soundtrack of Disney’s Brave. ‘Completely infectious’ BBC Music *****

Mark Steel

Saturday 14th July

Kris Drever

‘a spellbinding show…a loving tribute from one singular talent to another’ The New York Times 39

Lichfield Festival’s Annual Your Festival Visit Visual Art Exhibition Enhance your stay in Lichfield with a visit to Wednesday 11, Thursday 12 & Friday 13 July The George Hotel 7.30pm (120 mins) Event 11I, 12G & 13F £12

Intimate Theatre

Daphne Du Maurier’s

September Tide adapted by Mark Rayment

30 June - 15 July Lichfield Cathedral FREE The Sculpture and Art Foundation CIC This year visitors to Lichfield will have the chance to view and purchase a striking collection of diverse artwork within Lichfield’s majestic Cathedral. The exhibition entitiled ‘Composition’ will feature works by locally, regionally and nationally known artists.

Intimate Theatre

Lichfield Cathedral

In a Cornish house lives Stella, a woman of gifts and beauty, who regularly rejects proposals of marriage from her neighbour Robert. When Cherry, Stella’s daughter, brings home her artist husband Evan for the first time, Stella is shocked by the bohemian incompleteness of their marriage but finds herself falling passionately in love with her new son-in-law.

Lichfield Cathedral welcomes visitors throughout the Festival. Visitor opening times are: Mon-Fri: 9.30am – 6.15pm Saturday: 9am – 6.15pm Sunday: 12.30pm – 3pm

In partnership with the Lichfield Festival and The George Hotel.



Alongside our Festival Compline (Monday 9 July, 9.45pm) and Festival Eucharist (Sunday 15 July, 11am), you can hear the superb Cathedral Choir in sung services throughout the week. Tues-Sat: 5.30pm Choral Evensong (ex. 7th) Sun: 11am Choral Eucharist Sun: 3pm Choral Evensong For further information, please visit:

some of our recommended hotels and restaurants.

Travel London Northwestern Railway West Midlands Railway

Stay The George Hotel The Cathedral Hotel Swinfen Hall Hotel St John’s House

Eat McKenzie’s Restaurant Darwin’s at The George Chapters Restaurant The Green Room Cafe Little Green Frog Cafe Devo-Tea For further information and up-to-date information on visiting Lichfield head to

Festival Calendar

Sunday 8th July cont.

Trench Brothers 6pm (60mins) National Memorial Arboretum

Liza Sings Streisand 7.30pm (120mins) Garrick Theatre Paganini Caprices I 7.45pm (60mins) Guildhall Carduccis by Candlelight 9.30pm (60mins) Cathedral

Thursday 5th July

Monday 9th July

Wednesday 4th July

Somnium 7.30pm (120mins) Cathedral

Friday 6th July Toby Hughes 12pm (60mins) St. Michael’s Where is Mrs Christie? 2pm, 7.30pm (110mins) Garrick Studio Stephen Maddock 5pm (60mins) St Michael’s Ballet Cymru 7pm (120mins) Garrick Theatre CBSO 7.30pm (110mins) Cathedral

Saturday 7th July Lichfield Festival Market 10am-4pm Cathedral Close, Minster Pool, Dam Street The Tee Trio 12pm (60mins) St. Michael’s Lichfield Peace Lecture 1.45pm (60mins) Garrick Theatre Elgar Piano Quartet 4pm (100mins) St. Michael’s Animal Parade 6pm City Centre The Ministry of Biscuits 7pm (120mins) Garrick Studio Noye’s Fludde 7.30pm (135mins) Cathedral Tom Allen 8pm (110mins) Garrick Theatre

Sunday 8th July The Willow Walk 10.30am, 3.30pm (75mins) Bad Girls 12.15pm (60mins) Guildhall Hearts and Minds 1.45pm (60mins) Guildhall Alan Bennett: Kara McKechnie 5pm (60mins) Guildhall Talking Heads 3pm, 8pm (100mins) Garrick Studio

Tim Ingles 11.30am (75mins) Swinfen Hall Hotel Timothy Wakerell 2pm (60mins) Cathedral Forgotten Women 3.30pm (60mins) St. John’s House Judith Weir 5pm (60mins) Wade Street The Cardinall’s Musick 7.30pm (110mins) Cathedral Soldiers, Sirens and Suffragettes 7pm Dinner 8.30pm Concert (90mins) Mckenzie’s Restaurant Festival Compline 9.45pm (45mins) Cathedral

Tuesday 10th July Ben Goldsheider 12pm (60mins) Wade Street Festival Ramble 1.30pm Pipe Green Car Park A Century of Popular Song 3pm (120mins) Swinfen Hall Hotel Manus Noble 5.30pm (60mins) St. John’s House The Taming of The Shrew 7pm (150mins) Guildhall La Nuova Musica 7.30pm (120mins) Cathedral

Wednesday 11th July The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark, 11am+1.30pm (55mins) Garrick Studio The Carduccis and Matthew Hunt, 11.30am (120mins) Swinfen Hall Hotel Her Voice In History 3pm (60mins) Wade Street NYJO 7.30pm (120mins) Cathedral Son Yambu 7.30pm (100mins) Garrick Theatre George Egg 7.45pm (110mins) Garrick Studio Paganini Caprices II 8pm (60mins) Guildhall

Thursday 12th July Film: Gilda 10am (90mins) George Hotel Timothy Edlin 12pm (60mins) Wade Street Film: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 12.30pm (120mins) George Hotel Vaughan Williams Talk 2.30pm (60mins) Wade Street A Celebration of Bernstein and Gershwin 7.30pm (120mins) Cathedral The Time Machine 7.30pm (110mins) Garrick Studio

Friday 13th July Meet The Artists 10am (60mins) Wade Street Gordon Clark Scholar 12pm (60mins) Wade Street Jay Rayner: My Dining Hell 2pm (90mins) Garrick Theatre Frankenstein 1899 2.30pm+7.30pm (120mins) Garrick Studio BBC National Orchestra of Wales NB 7pm (110mins) Cathedral Jay Rayner Jazz Quartet 8pm (110mins) Garrick Theatre Hansel and Gretel 9.45pm (60mins) Guildhall

Saturday 14th July Pop-up @lichfieldfest 10.30am (All Day) City Centre Hansel and Gretel 11am (60mins) Garrick Studio Boglarka Gyorgy 12pm (60mins) Wade Street Sondheim’s Women 2.30pm (120mins) Garrick Theatre Agnes Collective 4pm (80mins) St. Michael’s The Carduccis 7pm (60mins), St. Michael’s Kris Drever 7.30pm (120mins) Cathedral Mark Steel 8pm (110mins) Garrick Theatre Pat Kirkwood is Angry 8.45pm (75mins) Garrick Studio

Sunday 15th July Festival Eucharist, 11am, Cathedral.

Festival Booking Dates LFA Platinum, Gold, Millenium and Founder Member Priority Booking from Tuesday 27 March. LFA Silver and Bronze Member Priority Booking from Tuesday 3rd April. Public and online Booking from Tuesday 10 April. Book in Person Lichfield Garrick Theatre, Castle Dyke, WS13 6HR Mon - Sat 11am - 5pm and 9.30pm on performance days. Online Book online 24/7 using your credit or debit card at Telephone Call the Lichfield Garrick Box Office on 01543 412121. Monday - Saturday 11am - 5pm and 9.30pm on performance days. On The Door Tickets are available on the door at most Festival events, subject to availability. Cash payments only. Booking Fees A £1 booking fee per order applies to online bookings only. Postage is charged at £1 per order or tickets may be collected for free from the Box Office. Essential Companion Register The Essential Companion Register allows customers who require essential assistance in order to visit the Lichfield Festival to bring a companion free of charge. For further information on how to register your details please contact Lichfield Garrick Box Office.

Ticket Deals Young Artist Series Deal Book for any 4 concerts and get the 5th free. Choose from events 6A 7A 10A 12B 13A 14B (cheapest ticket is free)

Group Discount Groups of 10+ receive a 10% discount on tickets. Not available via online booking.

Recordings The use of cameras and mobile phones for recording Festival events is strictly prohibited.

Combination Tickets We have a number of Combination Ticket Deals available, enabling you to enjoy more of the 2018 Festival for less. Details for each combination deal are listed with the event. These are available at the Box Office and online.

Ticket Holders Unless otherwise specified in the brochure, all attendees to ticketed events must possess a valid ticket, including parents at family events and babes in arms.

Family Tickets A select number of shows have Family Ticket Deals available. Unless otherwise stated in the event details, the deal applies to 2 adults and 2 children. Students, Unemployed and Under 25’s At all events tickets remaining on the door (30 mins prior to start time) are £8 for students, unemployed and under 25’s, subject to availability and on presentation of valid ID.

Terms & Conditions Changes to the programme Information and prices in this brochure are correct at the time of going to print. Please check details when booking your tickets. Unforeseen circumstances may result in programme changes and show running times may vary. Refunds and Exchanges Tickets may not be refunded once purchased. Unwanted tickets may be exchanged for alternative Festival events to the same value or a higher value with the difference paid. Exchange fees may apply. No change or credit can be given when exchanged for a lower value. Returned tickets for sold-out shows may be offered for resale. Interval Running times listed include any intervals

Seating Plans The Festival reserves the right to alter seating plan arrangements where necessary to accommodate individual events in non-traditional venue spaces. Accessibility We advise that you inform the box office of your individual needs at time of booking so that we may offer any assistance required during your visit to the festival. A limited number of wheelchair spaces are availble at most of our venues and all venues have disabled access unless stated on the event. Unfortunately the festival is unable to issue parking passes for any of the venues.

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