Live Performances

Here's a list of our forthcoming Live events, we hope to see you there!

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Attic Theatre Company
Learning to Fly

A new show from James Rowland featuring his captivating mix of theatre, comedy and music. LEARNING TO FLY sees James tell the story of a remarkable friendship he made when he was a lonely, unhappy teenager with the scary old lady who lived in the spooky house on his street. It's about connection, no matter what the obstacles; about love’s eternal struggle with time; about music and its ability to heal. It's also about her last wish: to get high once before she dies. Uplifting, big hearted and hilarious 'He delivers his story with grace and self-deprecating humour' **** - The Times 'A riveting, remarkable hour of theatre...' ***** - The Guardian

Age Range: 14+

Garlic Theatre
Oldilocks and the Three Bears

One winter, Oldilocks finds a teddy bear in the park and remembers a delicious bowl of porridge she tasted years ago in the woods. Something else happened but she can’t quite remember what… so she sets off for the forest. Will she find the bears house and what will happen then? A wonderfully funny and warm hearted celebration of the classic story starring a naughty old lady who looks very familiar… and 3 funny bears who love their breakfast. Garlic Theatre hold their young audience spellbound with lovingly crafted puppets, music and some steaming bowls of porridge. "The show was outstanding! My 3 year old loved it" - Audience feedback, Sawston Library

Age Range: 3-8

Giles Shenton Productions
Three Men in a Boat

Join Jerome as he recounts the hilarious story of his boating holiday along the magnificent River Thames with his two companions and Montmorency the dog. Skilfully distilled from Jerome K. Jerome’s comic masterpiece into 100 minutes of pure delight. Come and join in the fun as Giles Shenton expertly takes the helm and pilots you through the ridiculous tale of men behaving badly while messing about in boats! "Pitch-perfect comedy" - The Telegraph

Age Range: 14+

Janice Burns and Jon Doran

Janice Burns & Jon Doran are an Anglo-Scottish duo who came together after discovering a shared love of traditional music. Their compelling storytelling comes alive through tight vocal harmonies and sensitive interplay between mandolin, bouzouki, and guitar. The duo released their debut album, No More the Green Hills, in October 2022 to rave reviews, as well as airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Scotland. They’ve spent the last year touring up and down the country including Sage Gateshead and Edinburgh Tradfest, as well as opening Stage 2 at Cambridge Folk Festival, winning over new fans wherever they go. "They play lovely strings, they have gorgeous harmony arrangements... well crafted, intimate, beautifully understated." - Karine Polwart

Age Range: 12+

Laughing Heart Music
Rum Ragged

Formed by Aaron Collis and Mark Manning, Rum Ragged takes a bold approach to the distinct folk music of their home, the Eastern Canadian island of Newfoundland. Boasting bouzouki, fiddle, bodhran, banjo, guitar and button accordion, these new champions of East Coast music enliven and enlighten audiences with both songs and tune sets which they deliver with an honest swagger that is far beyond their years. With reverence for their roots and a creative, contemporary edge, this young band have quickly become known as the finest purveyors of their great living musical tradition. Rum Ragged is not your run-of-the-mill folk band, they are the genuine article.

Age Range: all ages

Protein Dance
May Contain Food, May Contain You

Join award winning Protein for a highly entertaining evening with friends and family. Transforming your local hall into a restaurant, you are invited to sit around decorated tables to watch and digest the performance that unfolds around you. Your charming and multi-talented hosts will win your affections with a playful mix of dances, songs and humorous monologues. Food will certainly be on the menu, as the performance involves amuse-bouches and baking a scrumptious sticky ginger pudding for everyone to share! With a raffle orchestrated by the performers during the interval, this sumptuous evening promises to make you smile, and enjoy the curious relationship we have with food. This show is brought to you by Arts Alive in partnership with the Rural Touring Dance Initiative. "A lip-smacking fusion of song, dance, mime and sweet aperitif tomatoes" - The Guardian

Age Range: 12+

Spiltmilk Dance
Desert Island Flicks

A blockbuster, adventure and rom com rolled into one, Desert Island Flicks sees two leading ladies reimagine, remake and spoof 90 of the most memorable movie moments of all time in just 90 minutes, taking on all the lead roles, stunts, and special effects! From timeless classics to modern day marvels, the show celebrates how iconic characters and thrilling plot twists have captured imaginations the world over, bringing people together to laugh, cry, and cheer along in a room full of strangers. Somewhere between a dance performance, sketch show, a night at the movies and an epic game of charades, Desert Island Flicks shines a spotlight on life lessons learnt from the big screen, all set to a sensational soundtrack. "Brilliant, clever, totally totally engaging – made me cry with laughter" – Audience feedback Funded by Arts Council England

Age Range: 8+

The Polka Dots
Join the Dots

Take three beautifully blended voices, arrange a collection of original and cover swing songs, add sharp dance routines and you have The Polka Dots! Together, the all-singing-and-dancing group brings you a twist on the classic 1940s & ‘50s close harmony: from Glenn Miller and The Andrews Sisters to unique modern arrangements. With a solid, smooth sound, on-stage wit and bewitching charisma, wrapped up in designer vintage costume, the girls bring you a high-energy, full-of-fun show to get you ‘In the Mood’ to dance in the aisles! "The Polka Dots bring a unique entertainment experience...A truly watchable group, slick moves, great singing and excellent delivery...quality entertainment both visual and vocal." - Event Organiser feedback

Age Range: All


Summer Festival of Stories & Songs 9-10 July 2021

Summer Festival - Friday Night Event

Summer Festival -Lunchtime Stories Event

Summer Festival - Saturday Night Event