Page 1









COMMUNITY Thorpe Astley Bulkington Desford Newton Rothley

SHOW / PERFORMER Bowjangles Alaw Alaw The Element in the Room... Kate Dimbleby

PAGE 04 04 04 05 05

PAGE 06 06 07


Hello. Thehe Centre Stage Rural & Community Touring Network Leicestershire & Rutland helps voluntary promoter groups bring rural communities together to enjoy highquality, entertaining and affordable professional live theatre, music, dance and family shows at a wide range of community venues, from village halls, to churches, to schools. Tickets are sold locally. For show information, ticket prices and to book, please call the local promoter directly on the telephone number below each show listing. Ticket prices range from £5 - £15. Many of the shows featured are suitable for family audiences and age recommendations are provided for guidance. Disability access. All venues have a commitment to access for disabled people; many have full access and a range of facilities, and others are working towards this goal. For venue and access information, please visit: All brochure details are correct at the time of going to print, but please check the website for any changes. Please note that provision of refreshments varies between venues and some may be unable to serve alcohol. Please check bar/catering facilities when booking tickets.


DATE Fri 09 Fri 09 Fri 09

COMMUNITY Atherstone Stoke Golding Wymeswold

Sun 11 Thu 15 Tue 20 Thu 22 Sat 24

Twyford Wymondham Cottesmore Kegworth Quorn

SHOW / PERFORMER Tim Kliphuis Trio The Phantom of the Opera The Thing That Came From Over There! Tim Kliphuis Trio The Schmoozenbergs Quilter and the Ghost Old Hat Jazz Band Alma

COMMUNITY Cropwell Bishop Ketton Oakham Manton Melbourne Quorn Colston Bassett Hoton Long Whatton Queniborough Wymeswold Botcheston Belton

SHOW / PERFORMER PAGE Cat Weatherill & Naomi Paul 09 Son Yambu 10 Cat Weatherill & Naomi Paul 09 Finding Nana 10 Cory Seznec Band 13 Cory Seznec Band 13 The Little Love Cabaret 14 Tantz 15 Mumbo-Jumbo 15 Kel Elliott/Three Man Orchestra 16 Kel Elliott/Three Man Orchestra 16 Kel Elliott/Three Man Orchestra 16 James Hickman & Dan Cassidy 16

06 07 08 08 09

MARCH DATE Fri 02 Fri 02 Sun 04 Wed 07 Thu 08 Sat 10 Fri 16 Sat 17 Sat 17 Sat 17 Fri 23 Sat 24 Thu 29

Centre Stage Rural & Community Touring Network Leicestershire & Rutland is co-ordinated by Live & Local Ltd., is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Leicestershire and Rutland local authorities, and is made possible by the support of local voluntary promoter groups.

Live & Local Ltd., Pageant House, 2 Jury Street, Warwick CV34 4EW 01926 402 173 / 01


APRIL DATE Thu 12 Sat 14 Sun 15 Thu 19 Sat 21 Sat 21 Wed 25 Fri 27 Fri 27 Sun 29

COMMUNITY Melbourne Kegworth Desford Coalville Pailton Stoke Golding Braunston-in-Rutland Barrow-upon-Soar Upper Broughton Wymondham

SHOW / PERFORMER The Wind in the Willows The Wind in the Willows Sarah Moule Amy Johnson The Little Love Cabaret Cat Weatherill & Naomi Paul Ensonglopedia of Science My Darling Clementine The Busquitos The Busquitos

PAGE 17 17 17 18 14 09 18 19 19 19

COMMUNITY Long Whatton Belton South Luffenham Pailton Countesthorpe Hickling Swayfield Ibstock

SHOW / PERFORMER PAGE The King Lear 20 Kit Holmes with Al Greenwood 20 The Ministry of Biscuits 21 Nordic Fiddlers Bloc 21 The Little Love Cabaret 14 Nordic Fiddlers Bloc 21 Old Hat Jazz Band 08 Old Hat Jazz Band 08

MAY DATE Thu 03 Thu 10 Wed 16 Thu 17 Fri 18 Fri 18 Fri 18 Sat 19



This hyperactive all-singing, all-strumming, all-dancing, all-comedy-cabaret-varietytheatrical string quartet explores the mystical, mythical world of fairy-tales, folklore and legends.

Great music by a very special acoustic trio that celebrates the Welsh folk tradition; a joyful brew of breath-taking airs, eminently danceable Celtic jigs and delightful traditional song.

Superb classical musicians with a remarkable gift for groan-worthy laughs and physical comedy, here they swashbuckle their way through musical sketches of monsters, ancient gods, historical figures and fantasy characters, all whilst playing strings flawlessly. Truly original entertainment and a joy to watch.

‘Quietly reflective gems… uptempo dance pieces.’

‘Hugely talented… hilarious… outstanding.’ Wiltshire Times

Sunday Times

‘Named after the Welsh name for melody, this band of acoustic wizards produce one heck of a rollicking blast of foot stomping Celtic glory… an intoxicating blend of beautiful music that does wonders for the wider appreciation of traditional Welsh music.’

Ages: 7+

Acoustic Magazine

Sun 21 Jan 7.30pm

Ages: 7+

Thorpe Astley Community Centre LE3 3RU

Thu 25 Jan 7.30pm

01162 890 045

Bulkington Community Centre CV12 9JB 02476 494 094 Fri 26 Jan 7.30pm Desford Village Hall LE9 9GN 01455 823 537




TANGRAM THEATRE THE ELEMENT IN THE ROOM... A clever, heartfelt and highspirited science-theatre show about pioneering, Nobel prizewinning scientist Marie Curie, from the awardwinning John Hinton (not actually a scientist). Replete with big theories, exhilarating experiments, terrible puns, and seriously silly songs, this astonishing show radiates oddball charm and infectious glee. ★★★★

‘Utterly accessible and engaging.’ The Times

‘Funny, inventive and generally an extremely good show. I think that everyone should see it and everyone would enjoy it.’ Jo (11), Primary Times

KATE DIMBLEBY SONGBIRDS A cabaret artist at the top of her game, Kate (daughter of broadcaster David) Dimbleby's acclaimed one-woman a cappella show is wonderful, her pure velvet voice and magnetic stage presence captivating the audience and guaranteeing a good time. ★★★★★

‘Riveting.’ Mail On Sunday


‘Playfully inventive and technically brilliant.’ The Scotsman

‘The music of Grappelli is alive and well in the hands of Tim Kliphuis and his musicians.’

The Telegraph

Spellbinding live music accompaniment turns this fast-moving, 'ultra-fantastic melodrama' (New York Times) – one of the great classics of American silent film – into an atmospheric and gripping experience. 'Acclaimed soundscapers' (Time Out) Minima are one of the leading bands in Europe accompanying silent film: 'Minima sound unmistakably modern, but capture the film's disturbing mood perfectly ' (The Telegraph).

Nigel Kennedy

‘A superbly sinister live score.’


Financial Times

‘An extraordinary voice.’ Sunday Times

‘( A ) must-see show.’

‘Pure spectacle.’

Sunday Times

Ages: 10+

The Times: Films You Have to See

Ages: 10+

(Netherlands) International arts supported by Live & Local Friends.

Ages: 10+

Fri 26 Jan 7pm Rothley Centre LE7 7PR 07518 379 625

Ages: 9+

This award-winning Dutch jazz violinist is seen by many as the inheritor of jazz violin legend Stéphane Grappelli's crown. Here, his trio, now in their 11th year, bring their compelling interplay to Grappelli's highenergy gypsy swing and jazzed-up classical tunes.


USA 1925 Dir: Rupert Julian 77 min.

Fri 09 Feb 7.30pm Owen Street Community Arts Centre, Atherstone CV9 1DG

Fri 09 Feb 8pm

01827 713 634

Stoke Golding Village Hall CV13 6EA

Sun 11 Feb 7.30pm

01455 213 798

Fri 26 Jan 7.30pm

Twyford Village Hall LE14 2HU

Newton Village Hall CV23 0DU

01664 840 774

01788 860 281 05






This critically acclaimed comedy-theatre trio delivers a crazy, enormously inventive and devilishly funny 1950's horror movie spoof. As Scott and Amundsen begin their 1912 race to the South Pole, the hapless explorer Captain Reginald Cranston Scottt investigates a crashed meteor, unaware of the ancient evil that awaits him. A night of shocks, blood-curdling terror, hilariously gruesome deaths and glorious, unadulterated, spine tingling silliness.

This energetic and classy gypsy jazz and swing quartet conjures the heart-warming, hip-swinging sound of 1930s Paris. With loving tributes to the pioneers of the genre, the great gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and the French violin virtuoso Stéphane Grappelli, joyous treatments of Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and George Gershwin, and fine introductions to the roots and history of the style, this is a rollicking good night out to put a smile on everyone's faces. C'est magnifique!

Warm, nostalgic musicaltheatre of a reclusive hoarder and her strange but sweet ghost, who together in their ramshackle home collect real stories of strong and inspiring women lest they be lost to history.

A group of some of the finest young musical talents Britain has to offer, Old Hat Jazz Band brings huge amounts of style and panache to a treasure trove of quintessential 1920s and '30s jazz classics and 'irresistibly catchy ' (All About Jazz) original tunes. Old jazz remade with real verve.


‘Little short of astounding.’


Fine Time Recorder

A glorious patchwork story-quilt forms the colourful backdrop to the play, each fragment of fabric a remembered life, some truly affecting and powerful. With lovely, emotive folk songs and well-crafted storytelling, this is an extraordinary, comic and compelling modern fairytale. Ages: 10+

Chortle UK Comedy Guide Ages: 7+

‘A show with a difference. An exuberant mash-up of improvisation, physical theatre, slapstick and satire.’ The Stage Ages: 8+

Thu 15 Feb 7.30pm Wymondham Village Hall LE14 2AB 01572 787 247

Quilter and the Ghost is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

‘A phenomenal sound.’ BBC Radio 3

‘Ridiculously happy making music.’ BBC Proms ★★★★

‘Tunes full of life, energy and nuanced performance… hugely enjoyable.’ All About Jazz Ages: 7+

Tue 20 Feb 7.30pm Cottesmore Village Hall LE15 7DH

Thu 22 Feb 7.30pm

01572 812 350

01509 673 138

Kegworth Village Hall DE74 2FH

Fri 09 Feb 7.30pm

Fri 18 May 7.30pm

Wymeswold Memorial Hall LE12 6TY

Swayfield Village Hall NG33 4LQ

07932 623 005

Sat 19 May 7.30pm

01476 550 909

The Palace, Ibstock LE67 6LH 01530 262 400 07


ALMA IN CONCERT Alma brings together the vibrant sound of two of the finest fiddlers on the English folk scene, the award winning John Dipper and Emily Askew, with the sensitive driving guitar of Adrian Lever. Exploring the rich diversity of the English, European and Asian fiddle traditions, this distinctive and magnificent instrumental virtuosity is a joy to listen to.

‘Ethereal and seductive... their repertoire continually springs surprises. The playing is spry, intelligent and joyous.’ Sunday Times

‘John Dipper is one of England's most sophisticated fiddlers… always a delight!’

CAT WEATHERILL & NAOMI PAUL TRUTH & TRUFFLES A fabulous two-header delivered by wonderfully gifted performers, the compelling and masterful storyteller Cat Weatherill and the satirical and hilarious deadpan comic Naomi Paul. Irresistibly blending humour and heart, this is a captivating and beautifully crafted show for adults, of stories, comedy songs and musings about being a grown up, and the little indulgencies that make life worth living (chocolate).

‘A magical performer… a masterclass in enchantment.’

Quorn Village Hall LE12 8BB 01509 414 287

All spicy rhythms, tight horns and vivacious stage presence, this intoxicating acoustic septet of new generation Cuban musicians feed the Latin soul with their red hot, truly sensational tropical Son. Straight from the streets of Santiago De Cuba, this is the irresistible, feel-good fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa – que suena la banda!

This magical autobiographical one-woman show – from award winning writer Jane Upton – charts halcyon childhood summers in a seaside hotel, the unconditional love between a granddaughter and her Nana, and the desperate need to capture memories before they are lost.


‘The UK's very own Buena Vista Social Club… absolutely tremendous… extraordinary music.’

Flitting between the past and present, childhood and old age, this is a brave and inspirational tale of love and loss to make you smile and make you sad. Just brilliant.

‘Top notch.’ The Guardian

BBC Radio 3

★★★★ Evening Standard

‘Smart performances... sophisticated design... extraordinary score.’

★★★★ Financial Times

The Stage

The Old School, Cropwell Bishop NG12 3BU

Ages: 5+

Ages: 14+

01159 894 656

(Cuba/UK) International arts supported by Live & Local Friends.

New Perspectives Theatre is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

★★★★ Songlines Magazine Ages: 14+ Fri 02 Mar 8pm

Sat 24 Feb 7.30pm


The Times (on Cat Weatherill)

fRoots Magazine Ages: 10+


Sun 04 Mar 7.30pm Rutland County Museum Oakham LE15 6HW

Fri 02 Mar 8pm

01572 758 440

Northwick Arms Hall, Ketton PE9 3TA

Wed 07 Mar 8pm

Sat 21 Apr 8pm

01780 720 521

Manton Village Hall LE15 8SU

Stoke Golding Village Hall CV13 6EA

01572 737 503

01455 213 798 09


LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND This map is for reference only. Aslockton •

All show entries provide venue postcodes so you can locate them by GPS.

Cropwell Bishop •

• Colston Bassett

Kegworth • • Kingston • Upper Broughton • Melbourne • Long Whatton • Belton

• Wymeswold

• Grimston


•• Shepshed Ashby de la Zouch

Hoton •

• Barrow upon Soar • Hoby

• Thringstone

• Braceborough • Swayfield

• MELTON MOWBRAY • Wymondham

• Quorn


• Rothley


• Cottesmore • Queniborough


•• Oakham

• Twyford

RUTLAND • West Deeping

LEICESTER Market Bosworth


Desford •

Earl Shilton

• Uffington

• Manton

Thorpe Astley•

• Atherstone

• South Luffenham

• Enderby Huncote • Narborough


• Wing • Uppingham


Live & Local especially thanks its Friends:

•• Countesthorpe • Stoke Golding HINKLEY


• Bulkington Barnacle •

• Ketton

• Leicester Forest East

• Shilton

•• Lutterworth • Monks Kirby

D Askew, O Beating-Drum, R Flude, C Henderson, N Jefferies, J Lole, P Nutting, V Roberts, S J Round, P Thorpe, T Turner, J Twigg, S Utley, D White

• Newton

Centre Stage is supported by:





A soulful, freewheeling set by the Franco-American Cory Seznec – formerly of much praised world-roots outfit the Groanbox Boys – encapsulates the musician's eclectic taste and adventurous approach to global styles. The music is joyous, a vibrant mix of American roots, country and jazz with a twist of African blues, with Cory switching constantly between the raw and stomping and the charmingly sophisticated, interspersed with musical anecdotes of the songs' origins.

Stupendously mad fun, three dancers – with the odd special guest adding pizzazz – romp through a quick-fire set of song, dance and comedy sketches inspired by real-life love stories gathered from contributors aged 2 – 92 across the UK. Clever, slick and hilarious, this all-singing, all-dancing cabaret extravaganza is a heart-warming love-letter to love; romantical, confessional, obsessional, fantastical. A night to remember.

‘Their moves are timed to perfection and it's fun.’ ‘A virtuoso musician and gifted songsmith doing what comes naturally. Ry Cooder comparisons are most apposite.’

The Stage Ages: 12+

fRoots Magazine ★★★★ Songlines Magazine

Fri 16 Mar 7.30pm

★★★★ The Guardian

Colston Bassett Village Hall NG12 3FD

Ages: 7+

Sat 21 Apr 7.30pm

01949 81 720

Pailton Village Hall CV23 0QE (USA/France) International arts supported by Live & Local Friends.

Thu 08 Mar 7.30pm

01788 832 959 Fri 18 May 7.30pm

Melbourne Assembly Rooms DE73 8GF

Countesthorpe Village Hall LE8 5TB

01332 863 522

07531 440 365

Sat 10 Mar 7.30pm Quorn Village Hall LE12 8BB 01509 414 287



TANTZ IN CONCERT One of the most spirited Jewish klezmer dance and eastern European gypsy folkjazz bands around, this remarkable six-piece has quickly consolidated its rising star status with a series of unforgettable festival gigs. Joyous, infectious, distinctive and proof positive that you don't need to travel to hear great global music. ★★★★

‘Top-notch musicianship.’ Songlines Magazine

MUMBO-JUMBO TROUBADOURS & RACONTEURS Elegant country blues and vibrant good-time roots music from these British Blues Award nominees. With powerful songs and punchy vocals, this is one phenomenal live band.

‘The musicianship is unsurpassable, the songwriting is excellent.’ Blues in Britain Magazine



As seen at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival BBC Introducing stage, with Jamie Cullum and Jo Whiley.

In much the same way as the brilliant BBC Transatlantic Sessions does, Britain's premiere Anglo-American folk-roots duo embraces the shared heritage of country and Celtic music, with James Hickman's emotive, soaring vocals, driving guitar and lively English wit set against Dan Cassidy's virtuosic fiddling, bone-dry irony and distinctive New World drawl. An evening of classy and exquisite musicianship.

Uplifting, genre-leaping songs from a rousing quartet led by a sassy double-bass playing singer-songwriter with a rich and powerful voice. Quality live music by rising stars championed by Grammy award-winning jazz-pop artist Jamie Cullum. Everyone goes home happy.

Ages: 10+

‘Brilliant to see live.’

Ages: 6+


Sat 17 Mar 7.30pm

Madeleine Peyroux (BBC Jazz Awards Best International Artist)

BBC Radio Leeds Ages: 10+

Long Whatton Community Centre LE12 5DB

(UK/USA) International arts supported by Live & Local Friends.

Thu 29 Mar 7.30pm Ages: 12+

Belton Village Hall LE12 9TU

Hoton, Cotes & Prestwold Village Hall, Hoton LE12 5SF

Sat 17 Mar 7.30pm

01530 222 897

01509 880 682

Queniborough Village Hall LE7 3DH

Sat 17 Mar 7.30pm

01509 646 413

01162 698 256 Fri 23 Mar 7.30pm Wymeswold Memorial Hall LE12 6TY 07932 623 005 Sat 24 Mar 8pm Botcheston Village Hall LE9 9FF 01455 824 311 15


BOX TALE SOUP THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS This exuberant, award-winning puppet company works its magic on a beautiful new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's evergreen classic riverbank story: gleeful larks, messing about in boats, incorrigible amphibians, 'poop-poop', the menacing Wild Wood, wicked weasels and an almighty dustup to finish with. Join jittery Ratty, amiable Mole, bluff Badger and swaggering Toad on their marvellous adventures. With fantastic homespun fabric puppetry and completely charming original music, the show generates non-stop energy and high good humour from its two-strong cast, wowing audiences. ★★★★ The Stage Ages: 5+ Part of the Live & Local Launchpad CYP programme (firing the imagination of children and young people).

SARAH MOULE LADY BE GOOD! THE ELLA FITZGERALD SONGBOOK 'A first-rate set ' (Sunday Times) marking the centenary of the first lady of song, the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald. Exquisite interpretations of some of the greatest songs of the 20th Century are here performed with exuberance, style and wit by two of the UK's top jazz-cabaret performers, the truly stunning singer Sarah Moule and superlative pianist Simon Wallace.

‘Very superior cabaret fare: well-crafted numbers sung flawlessly, and with slick accompaniments.’

BADAPPLE THEATRE AMY JOHNSON With brilliant storytelling – funny, poignant and compelling – this is an enthralling portrait of Hull's 'First Lady of the Air', Amy Johnson, one of the world's most famous aviators who in 1930 became the first woman to fly solo between Britain and Australia. Two jovial WAF* girls celebrate Amy's inspirational life, pioneering career and wartime heroism, and chronicle her final journey and mysterious disappearance without trace over the Thames Estuary. Set against a 2/3 size replica Gipsy Moth bi-plane, this exhilarating bioplay takes off as entertainment.

BBC Music Magazine Ages: 10+

‘A gifted jazz singer steeped in the American Songbook pays tribute to the great diva Ella Fitzgerald.’ The Guardian

JOHN HINTON ENSONGLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE A remarkably inventive, fun-filled one-man musicalcomedy-science family show from the top-drawer storyteller John Hinton (not actually a scientist). 26 silly science-songs to delight the inquisitive mind, one for every letter of the alphabet. Expect atoms, Big Bangs and cells. Expect X-rays, Y-chromosomes and zoology aplenty. Expect the unexpected. And expect it to rhyme. If you think that science is boring, think again: an absolute joy. ★★★★★

‘Here's a treasure... something close to brilliance... utterly accessible and engaging.’ The Times

* Women in the Air Force (WAF).

Ages: 7+ Thu 19 Apr 7.30pm Century Theatre, Coalville LE67 3LN 01530 278 444

Part of the Live & Local Launchpad CYP programme (firing the imagination of children and young people).

Ages: 10+ Thu 12 Apr 5pm Melbourne Assembly Rooms DE73 8GF

Wed 25 Apr 7pm Sun 15 Apr 7.30pm

01332 863 522

Desford Village Hall LE9 9GN

Braunston and Brooke Village Hall, Braunston-in-Rutland LE15 8QZ

Sat 14 Apr 2pm

01455 823 537

07956 308 808

Kegworth Village Hall DE74 2FH 01509 673 138 17


MY DARLING CLEMENTINE IN CONCERT In this uplifting evening of pure country gold, husband-andwife team Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish revitalize the country duet – a heavenly set of original ballads that brilliantly evoke the spirit of June Cater/Johnny Cash and George Jones/Tammy Wynette. With spellbinding voices mixed with a 50's-60's golden era styling and just a little knowing tongue in cheek, this is terrific countrified thrills, every song sounding like a forgotten Nashville classic.

KIT HOLMES WITH AL GREENWOOD IN CONCERT THE BUSQUITOS WICKY WACKY WOO This brilliant Dutch streetband showcases its energetic, highly eccentric, and very catchy trad-influenced comedic-jazz, jumping into the crowd at every opportunity, kidnapping audience members, staging mock weddings. Dazzlingly funny, they bring a smile to everyone's face.

‘Lou has the most stunning voice. I LOVE it.’

‘Brilliant Dutch musicians who deliver a fast-changing variety of music styles.’

Graham Norton, BBC Radio 2

Jazz Journal


Ages: 5+

‘These darlings are the real deal.’

SHIFTING SANDS THEATRE THE KING LEAR Giving a modern, slightly irreverent comedic twist to Shakespeare's popular tragedy, this acclaimed clown-theatre company sets the action in a pub in the here and now, with pub landlord as king. By turns hilarious and heart breaking, this compellingly inventive retelling mixes vibrant storytelling with pathos and warm humour, faithful to Shakespeare's magnificent text whilst injecting new life and energy into it. A marvellous night.

The Sun

(Netherlands) International arts supported by Live & Local Friends.


Fri 27 Apr 7.30pm

‘Original and inventive… a finely crafted tribute to the classic country duet.’

Time Out

Upper Broughton Village Hall LE14 3BA

Ages: 10+

The Guardian


Ages: 10+ Fri 27 Apr 7.30pm Humphrey Perkins Community Centre, Barrow-upon-Soar LE12 8JU 07718 153 117 19

Wymondham Village Hall LE14 2AB 01572 787 247


‘Impressive... a new British guitar heroine.’ The Guardian ★★★★★

01664 823 165 Sun 29 Apr 7.30pm

'Macy Gray meets Nick Drake' (The Observer). Much championed by guitarist John Etheridge, singersongwriter Kit Holmes is a rising star of the acoustic music scene, her trademark sultry vocals and virtuoso guitar playing having wowed audiences across the UK. Here, Kit is joined by guitarist Al Greenwood for an enthralling, infectious performance of her bluesdriven roots (with a soul sensibility). Full of warmth and joie de vivre, and mixing dazzling songs with delightful instrumentals, this is an absolute delight.

The King Lear is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

‘One of the few female virtuoso acoustic guitarists.’ Maverick Magazine Ages: 10+

Thu 03 May 7.30pm Long Whatton Community Centre LE12 5DB

Thu 10 May 7.30pm

01509 646 413

01530 222 897

Belton Village Hall LE12 9TU


BECOME A LIVE & LOCAL FRIEND TODAY We have three levels of membership with varying benefits to each level, as outlined below:

Annual Membership Options Silver (£20) THE FOUNDRY GROUP THE MINISTRY OF BISCUITS London, 1948, and The Ministry of Biscuits casts its sinister shadow over every tea-time and elevenses in the land, prohibiting fancy biscuits everywhere and sparking confectionery rebellion. Drawing inspiration from 40's British Light Music, Orwell's dystopian classic 1984 and the great, quintessentially British, Ealing comedy capers, this satirical musical fantasy – co-written by Philip Reeve, the hugely popular, award-winning children's author of Mortal Engines, and featuring David Mounfield (Mel Giedroyc's costar on the BBC Radio 4 sketch show Rum Bunch) – is an absolutely ripping wheeze.

‘A tophole musical comedy... a highly entertaining, clever show, packed with neat one liners... a gem.’ The Stage

NORDIC FIDDLERS BLOC IN CONCERT Three brilliant fiddle players bring the rich and distinctive folk traditions of their native Norway, Sweden and Shetland alive in a unique and invigorating collaboration. Interspersing outstanding musicianship with some first class craic, this is a shimmering display of endlessly varied, powerful and beautiful music. Pure fiddle doesn't get much better than this.


Thank-you on our website and in our e-newsletters; 1 x Buy One Get One Free Ticket Voucher; regular Friends' Newsletters.

Gold (£45) Thank-you on our website and in our e-newsletters; 2 x Buy One Get One Free Ticket Vouchers; regular Friends' Newsletters; advance season mailings; invitations to Showcase Events; membership of our 'Go And See' (GAS) talent scouting scheme.

Platinum (£75) Thank-you on our website and in our e-newsletters; 3 x Buy One Get One Free Ticket Vouchers; regular Friends' Newsletters; advance season mailings; invitations to Showcase Events; membership of our 'Go And See' (GAS) talent scouting scheme; a free gift; Curated Programming; other occasional special events, invites and benefits.

The Scotsman

All prices inclusive of VAT.

‘Haunting… brilliant… mesmerising.’

For more information or to become a Friend: join online at or choose a membership option above, complete the form below and return to us with a cheque for the correct amount made payable to Live & Local Ltd.

The Herald Ages: 7+ (Norway/Sweden/Shetland) International arts supported by Live & Local Friends.

You will then receive a welcome pack in the post.

Name Address

Thu 17 May 7.30pm

‘Delightful... genuinely funny... a great show!’

Pailton Village Hall CV23 0QE

The Scotsman

01788 832 959

Ages: 7+

Fri 18 May 7.30pm


Wed 16 May 7.30pm

Hickling Village Hall LE14 3AQ


South Luffenham Village Hall LE15 8NW 01780 720 687 21


01664 822 834

Please return to Live & Local Ltd., Pageant House, 2 Jury Street, Warwick CV34 4EW 22


‘SEEING SHOWS IN MY LOCAL CHURCH HALL HAS BECOME A HUGELY IMPORTANT PART OF MY LIFE. I DONATE TO LIVE & LOCAL AS A SMALL WAY OF SAYING ‘THANK YOU’ FOR THE PLEASURE I’VE RECEIVED OVER MANY YEARS OF SHOWS TOURING TO MY COMMUNITY.’ DAVID HOWE, LIVE & LOCAL FRIEND BECOME A LIVE & LOCAL FRIEND TODAY. A little support makes a big difference. Our supporters are a crucial part of the Live & Local Rural & Community Touring Networks. They enable us to continue doing what we love; helping local people bring entertaining and original performances to the heart of their communities. They ensure that we can tour outstanding international performers and that shows reach and enthuse the widest possible audiences. Join us and get involved in our work by supporting the seven Live & Local Rural & Community Touring Networks: Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. SUPPORT THE ARTS YOU LOVE AND HELP SECURE RURAL & COMMUNITY TOURING FOR GENERATIONS TO COME. Live & Local Ltd., Pageant House, 2 Jury Street, Warwick CV34 4EW 01926 402 173 /

Centre Stage: Leicestershire & Rutland Spring/Summer Brochure 2018  
Centre Stage: Leicestershire & Rutland Spring/Summer Brochure 2018  

What's On Brochure - Leicestershire & Rutland