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NT Live: Fleabag, 12 September

Fleabag

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Directed by Vicky Jones

★★★★★
‘Witty, filthy and supreme.’ Guardian

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, don’t miss your chance to see this ‘legitimately hilarious show’ (New Yorker), broadcast live to a cinema near you.

Presented by DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre

Show image by Jason Hetherington

12 September, 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

Tickets £14 Over 15s only


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Dales Craft Fair, 24-26 August

Dales Craft FairDales Craft Fair

Our friends return  for their first fair of the year, with more wonderful hand-crafted items.

24-26 August, 10-4.30pm

Free Admission.

White Light, White Peak, 13 September

White Light, White PeakWhite Light, White Peak

by Simon Corble, directed by Alice Bartlett

The award-winning playwright, photographer, performer and poet, Simon Corble pulls together his varied talents into a unique evening of Peak District experiences. Starting in the depths of a snowy winter, this live performance is a journey through a White Peak year, including encounters with the weather, wildlife and people; some amusing, some thought-provoking and many involving a Springer Spaniel…or two.

The poems are told from memory and in a conversational style; more like miniature short stories at times, complete with twists and some happy endings. The engaging performance is subtly directed by Alice Bartlett.

The White Light is all in Simon’s monochrome photography: Atmospheric landscapes, wildlife shots and enigmatic moments, reflecting the images and moods heard in the poems and projected onto a large screen throughout the performance. With the occasional soundscape, (captured locally – and in all weathers) the whole is a highly immersive experience; the culmination of four years’ work. Simon spent the best part of 2017 arranging the poems, writing new ones, taking further photographs, making sound recordings and, finally, assembling, memorising and rehearsing the whole into what is now White Light White Peak.

13 September, 7.30pm

Court Room Gallery

Tickets £10/8

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NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors, 26 September

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean
based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart.  Simple.

26 September, 7pm (doors 6.30pm)

Tickets £15

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Alfie Moore: Fair Cop Unleashed, 28 September

Alfie MooreAlfie Moore

Fair Cop Unleashed

Alfie Moore: Fair Cop Unleashed

Join BBC Radio 4’s cop-turned-comedian Alfie Moore for his latest stand-up tour show.  Fair Cop Unleashed is based on a dramatic real-life incident from Alfie’s police casebook. Relive with him the thrilling ups and downs of the night a mysterious clown came to town and more than one life ended up in the balance. It was no laughing matter – but this show certainly is! Enjoy Alfie’s unique brand of humour hilariously woven together with his personal insights into his life on the front-line of the police force.

It’d be a crime to miss it!

★★★★ “…offbeat, revealing and very funny” Daily Mail

★★★★ “…lots of well-crafted jokes and a large dash of police gallows humour” Telegraph

“Brilliantly funny…. genuinely hilarious” David Mitchell

It’d be a crime to miss it!

Saturday 28 September 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

Tickets £15


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Andy Parsons: Healing the Nation, 12 October

Andy ParsonsAndy Parsons: Healing the Nation

‘Cracking adlibbing…a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain’ THE GUARDIAN
‘Coruscating live performer specialising in lacerating topical gags‘ THE INDEPENDENT

“It was the 24th June 2016 and I found myself in a supermarket contemplating a meal deal. I only wanted a sandwich and I only needed a sandwich but given that I could get a snack and a drink for only 5p more it seemed financially irresponsible not to. It was the day after the Referendum, and I’d spent so long confused about what was happening to my country that I was in a rush as I took my three items to the lad on the till. He scanned the first two items no problem but the third item he couldn’t get to scan at all. I thought this is going to be a nightmare – there was a queue building up and he looked like he was going to call the supervisor. Then to his credit, he tried to scan it one more time, it wouldn’t scan – so he went ‘bip’ himself and chucked it through. And it was at that moment I thought ‘oh we’ll be alright as a country we will’.
And we will be alright. Trust me. I’m not a politician.”
As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. etc. – and repeated on Dave.

‘A consistently strong exposer of bullshit and a plain-speaking truth-teller through his entire career THE GUARDIAN
‘Potent live performer…can nail a nonsense with beautiful economy of words’ THE TIMES

Saturday 12 October, 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

Tickets £15 (14+ Adult content and language)

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NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream, 17 October

NT Live: A Midsummer Night's DreamA Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare

‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

For more information, email ntlive@nationaltheatre.org.uk

Thursday 17 October, 7pm (doors 6.15pm)

Tickets £14


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Tony Walsh plus special guest Stephen James Smith, 24 October

Tony Walsh AKA LongfellaTony Walsh plus special guest, Stephen James Smith

Forget what you imagined a poetry night could be and expect belly-laughs, tears and everything in between from this stunning, big-hearted performer who often leaves audiences on their feet, dazzled and breathless.

“Now a national hero” (The Guardian) having “stunned millions of people” (Huffington Post) with his iconic performance in Manchester in May 2017, international audiences are quickly discovering what has been an open secret for well over a decade: an evening with Tony Walsh is a rip-roaring rock and roller-coaster ride from a profoundly inspiring artist at the very top of his game.

Tony’s performance will including brand new and little heard poems from his eagerly awaited new collection, WORK | LIFE | BALANCE alongside some much-loved audience favourites.  Tony’s poems have had over five million views online in 2018 alone.

Tony will be available for book signings after the show.

“Seriously amazing!” – BBC.co.uk

“…stirring…stunning…” – TIME magazine

Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today. His poetry videos have amassed over 2.5 million views.

In 2017 he was commissioned by St. Patrick’s festival to write a new poem as a “Celebratory Narrative” of Ireland. The resultant piece ‘My Ireland’ is accompanied by a short film which has been viewed over 300,000 times and was screened at the London film festival.

In 2018 he was commissioned by Dublin stadium sponsor Aviva to write a poem to highlight the recent rugby final between England & Ireland on Paddy’s day. The poem entitled “Bring it Home” chalked up over 750,000 views across the weekend – and Ireland won!

Stephen has performed at high profile events & venues such as Electric Picnic, other voices, The National Concert Hall in Dublin, The Barbican in London, Vicar Street & the London Palladium (alongside Oscar winner Glen Hansard); The Oscar Wilde Awards in Los Angeles, Glastonbury Festival and many more.

Stephen facilitates poetry workshops in schools around Ireland and is artist in residence with Dunamaise arts centre & Laois arts office. His poetry is included on the syllabus at Western Connecticut State University and his work has been translated into multiple languages.

His debut collection “Fear Not”, published by Arlen House, was launched in September 2018 in Dublin at Poetry Ireland on Parnell Square.

Thursday 24 October, 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

Tickets £14


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NT Live: Hansard, 7 November

 

NT Live: Hansard

by Simon Wood

Hansard; noun
The official report of all parliamentary debates.

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.

For more information, email ntlive@nationaltheatre.org.uk

7 November 7pm (doors 6.15pm)

Tickets £14

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NT Live: Present Laughter, 28 November

NT Live: Present LaughterPresent Laughter

by Noël Coward

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

For more information, email ntlive@nationaltheatre.org.uk

28 November, 7pm (doors 6.15pm)

Tickets £14


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