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Admn: £12
Thu 24 Jul 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG

Attila The Stockbroker presents Gentle Men: a history of the First World War through the lives of Pt. Ern Johnson & Pt. Harry Jenner.
Performed by folk legends Roy Bailey and Robb Johnson.
‘A really moving piece of work’ ~ Billy Bragg
‘A brilliant project to soundtrack the looming centenary of the start of the Great War’ ~ The Living Tradition
Robb Johnson’s highly acclaimed song suite Gentle Men focuses on his grandfathers’ experience of the war. The songs present the effect of history on two of its statistics, two ordinary soldiers, two gentle men, who survived the war but were forever in its shadow. ‘In all the artistic commemoration of the First World War, I wager nothing will show more humanity or understanding than Gentle Men, Robb Johnson’s song cycle about his two grandfathers’.
Before the start of the show Attila will be reading a poem in memory of his father, Bill Baine, who was also a soldier in the First World War.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Admn: £10 [£8]
Thu 24 Jul 7:30pm
@ The Old Market
The Old Market

Catherine never left home. On a whim and a promise she took a one way Ryanair flight to Gatwick in 2005. Now she’s got a job, a Tesco club card and a shared pot plant in a country that was never meant to be home. Tonight she is having a party, a leaving home party to mark all those tiny moments of letting go.

Part storytelling, part songs, Leaving Home Party is a new play about finding your way in the world.

‘A startling discovery, Ireton has the voice of Mama Cass and the poise of Julie London’ The Guardian
Catherine Ireton is produced by Farnham Maltings.
// Event Details:
Title: Leaving Home Party
Company: Catherine Ireton
Date: Thursday 24th July, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: £10.00 [£8.00 Conc] / + £1 On The Door.
TOM’s Friends: 15% Discount.

The Old Market - BN3 1AS
t: 01273 201 801 | Website | Email

Admn: £10 Adult, £8 18s & Under
Mon 06 Oct 7pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG

The Muddy Choir
A new play by Jesse Briton to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War for young audiences aged 13+
Commissioned and produced by Theatre Centre.
The summer of 1917 and the third battle for Ypres is lurching towards its bloody conclusion. Young soldiers Will, Rob, and Jumbo are thrust into a landscape starkly different to the playing fields and estates of their Sunderland home. When the trio’s singing causes a disturbance up the line they face unwelcome attention from their commanding officers. Is music their ticket away from the front, as Robbie dreams, or will the passion it brings about prove more dangerous than bullets and gas?
The Muddy Choir is a story about boys growing up and the humanising power of music. Commissioned and produced by Theatre Centre, the play has been written by Jesse Briton to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The play, which includes period songs, tells the story of three young boys serving with the Durham Light Infantry in 1917.
“In this centenary year, there is a particular significance in bringing to venues work that reflects the reality of the First World War for the millions caught up in it, including so many young people.” ~ Jesse Briton, Playwright
We welcome bookings from schools and can offer a discounted rate, please call us on 01273 464440 to enquire.
Duration: approx. 1hr. Suitability: Key Stages 3, 4 & 5 | Ages: 13+ | Years 8-13. Subject Links: Drama & Performing Arts, English, History, GCSE & A-Level Music.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Hundred Watt Club is taking a trip to the seaside to bring you a good old fashioned, riotous night of burlesque, cabaret & variety entertainment! With a stunning line-up of the gorgeous and grotesque, the sexy and sublime including :

· Your host : The ‘songbird of Trafalgar square’, classically trained immaculate vintage beauty LILI LA SCALA
· Burlesque from international bump & grind powerhouse CHERRY SHAKEWELL
· Unique musical comedy care of gin addled cabaret chameleon JOE BLACK
· CHI CHI REVOLVER : astonishing hula & circus trickster and world record holder
· Effervescent striptease from the sultry Big Mama herself, VIOLET BLAZE!
And more tba!

So don your vintage finery for a chance to win our infamous best dressed competition – or just come along, sit back and soak up the joys, laughs and titillation! Be warned : not for the faint hearted, strong language and adult themes employed and embraced!

Show starts at 8pm and includes an interval.
The Old Market - BN3 1AS
t: 01273 201801 | Website

Admn: from £12.00
Tue 01 Jul 19:30 start until Sat 26 Jul
@ Emporium
24 Upper N St

Sondheim 's cult musical comes to Emporium
An Emporium / Chocolate Box Theatre co-production.

An ambivalent Cinderella. A blood-thirsty Little Red Riding-hood. A Prince Charming with a roving eye and a witch who... raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale. Chocolate Box Theatre revisit and reimagine their sell-out 2012 production in this Emporium co-production.
Emporium - 24 Upper N St, Brighton, BN1 3FG
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