Shows & Events
Shows from the Live and Local Touring Scheme and home grown shows. You can book online though this site.
THE HEAD GARDENER
Over the last few years the nation has been getting down and dirty with the soil and the seeds. From windowsill herb gardens to grand projects, it seems we can’t get enough of the green-fingered stuff.
Brothers Jake and Warren Oldershaw have been digging deep into the reasons why we could all do with a bit more horticulture in our lives. During this performance they’ll design, draught and bring to life a unique and beautiful garden; share fascinating stories of different plants and species; tell personal tales of why gardening is so important for mental health, and maybe even throw a few songs into the mix.
Sunday, 13th November, 2022 at 7.30pm
Jez Lowe's THAT SNOW JOKE
Jez Lowe’s annual Christmas tour has become quite a tradition in recent years, striking out from his native North East England to entertain audiences across the whole of the UK. Award winning songwriter Jez Lowe will be joined by his intrepid touring band so expect a musical feast of guitar, cittern, fretless bass, fiddle, melodeon, piano, whistles and their trademark harmony vocals! And this year, the band invites special guest Benny Graham- actor and balladeer- to share the music, merriment and mirth of Christmas in the North-East.
Part folk concert, part music-hall revue. Sing along, laugh along, and drive the cold winter away.
Saturday, 10th December, 2022 at 7.30pm
Ma Bessie's PROHIBITION PARTY
Ma Bessie and her Pig Foot Band take us on a trip back to prohibition-era America, bringing us the very best of the period’s blues and jazz, with a brilliant homage to the Empress of Blues herself. Julia Titus, as Ma Bessie, treats us to a host of blues standards as well as many of her own compositions all perfectly in tune with the music of the time.
We'll be recreating a speakeasy - feel free to dress appropriately - spats and feather boas were very popular (not necesarily worn together!).
Sunday, 26th February, 2023 at 7.30pm
George Egg's SET MENU
George Egg cooks food while making you laugh. In the last half-decade he’s toured three shows (‘Anarchist Cook’, ‘DIY Chef’ and ‘Movable Feast’) and cooked over a thousand dishes, all of them in front of a live audience, none of them with a kitchen. This is the best bits, the most delicious jokes and the funniest food. Three meals, cooked live and you even get to try it at the end.
As seen on The Great British Bakeoff Extra Slice (C4), Steph’s Packed Lunch (C4), and heard on Loose Ends (BBC R4) and online with over 5 million views.
“A culinary Bill Bailey with chopping boards instead of keyboards” The Scotsman
“There is a mischievousness about Egg’s humour that is deeply lovable” The Guardian
“A hilarious show with surprisingly good food” The Times
Saturday, 6th May, 2023 at 7.30pm