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Suddenly Last Summer

Open Space Theatre Company

A young woman, Catharine, is threatened with a risky brain operation in a desperate bid to prevent her publicly voicing her devastating account of the death of her cousin, Sebastian, and the secrets of his life. Sebastian’s mother, Violet, will stop at nothing to protect her son’s reputation. But will the doctor invited to examine Catharine’s state of mind recommend the operation goes ahead and, by doing so, guarantee a generous cheque to help finance his new and controversial psychiatric unit? Can he separate truth from illusion?

David Green directs a highly experienced cast in Tennessee Williams’ drama of a family in crisis.

Elizabeth Taylor and Katharine Hepburn starred in a 1950’s movie based on the play. It was followed in 1993 by a television adaption starring Maggie Smith and Natasha Richardson.

Thursday 9th November, 7.30pm Tickets £11/£9 conc. Call 01379 384505 to book.

Coming soon … Dancing at Lughnasa, by Brian Friel, touring April 2018


Angel Snow and Ida Wenøe

As an in-demand songwriter and acclaimed independent artist, Angel Snow’s road twisted and turned to get to this point. She wrote three songs on Alison Krauss’s Paper Airplane, as Nashville’s Music Row crowned her, “Nashville’s next stealth pop weapon.” Her 2012 self-titled debut spawned “These Days,” which notched 6 million-plus Spotify streams.

Of her new sound, Angel says “(The) ambient style is something I’ve always been drawn to, but I didn’t know if I could pull it off myself. While making Magnetic, I realized that I could. That revelation was a game-changer for me. It’s a dream that finally came to fruition.”

Ida Wenøe (pron. EEda VAYnoo) is an indie-folk artist of the highest calibre, with tinges of Americana and a Nordic inflection, the sum of the musical parts creating a rare beast and a thing of great beauty.

2016 saw a whistle-stop 7-day introductory UK tour, which showcased her genuinely unique talent as a solo artist here for the first time, bolstered by radio plays from BBC6Music’s Tom Ravenscroft and Gideon Coe. This was followed up by a two-week tour of England and Wales in 2017, to further cement her relationship with some UK audiences.

Saturday 11th November, 7.30pm Tickets £10 - now on sale. Call 01379 384505 to book.


The Old Curiosity Shop

Common Ground Theatre Company

Wednesday 22nd November, 7.30pm Tickets £10/£7 01379 384505 to book


Lester Simpson

Lester Simpson is a choir leader, singer, songwriter and musician. Formerly of ‘Coope, Boyes and Simpson’, Lester will be coming to perform here solo the night before he runs a workshop for the Village Voices choir, also to be held here at the Barns.

Friday 24th November 7.30pm Tickets £12, call 01379 384505 to book.

For info regarding the workshop contact villagevoicesjk2@icloud.com


Lost in Translation, and Friends

Locals Pat Blanchet and Roy Goodwin have been performing individually in one form or another for more years than they would care to admit. They started singing together as a duo, ‘Lost in Translation’, about 6 years ago. Their varied repertoire, tailored to their audiences and interposed with a bit of banter can include folk, some original songs and covers from the 50s up to the present day. With an increasing number of gigs under their belts - locally and in Cambridgeshire - they decided that this was the year to organise an event, with the help of a few musical friends, to raise some money for Roy’s main charity - The East Anglian Air Ambulance. They are delighted to be able to do this in the beautiful surroundings of Wingfield Barns.

Friday 1st December, 7.30pm. Tickets £10 - call 01379 384505 to book.


Harwich For The Continent

Made2Measure Theatre Company

Welcome aboard the ‘Spirit of Gouda’ ! Pride of the Emmental Line.

We are bound for Holland, along with a motley assortment of fellow-passengers. Meet the refugee from the Lonely Hearts column, with a broken heart but a GSOH. The reluctant pirate. The bored lounge singer.

But something odd is going on aboard this ferry.

Why is the chef so grumpy? How many art experts does it take to deliver a lecture on ‘Cooking with Van Gogh’? And who is the mysterious beauty in fur coat and dark glasses?

Batten down the hatches as we depart “Harwich for the Continent” and a very fishy ferry crossing.

We shall be joined on this voyage by local choir Crossing the Border - led by their fearless Captain, Janet Koralambe - who will entertain us with a medley of sea-faring songs and shanties.

Saturday 2nd December, 7.30pm. Tickets £8, available from the box office on 01379 384505.


New Year’s Eve Ceilidh with The Harbour Lights Band

Following the huge success of last year’s New Year celebrations, we have decided to do it all again! Come along to dance out the old and welcome in the new with the fabulous Harbour Lights Band. Tickets include a two course hot supper, and glass of fizz at midnight.

On sale now! Tickets £20. 01379 384505 to book.


Old Herbaceous

Kick In The Head

Described as “Downton Abbey with gardening tips”, Old Herbaceous is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants and is a charming one man play which has entranced audiences around the country.

An acute and sometimes hilarious observation of relationships between the classes in a simpler age, Old Herbaceous is sprinkled with witticisms and epithets. The evening blossoms into tender humour, much in the traditionally understated English style of the early 20th century.

As Old Herbaceous, renowned actor Giles Shenton truly lives the part of the legendry Head Gardener, Herbert Pinnegar, inviting you to feel included in a private chat from a bygone, comforting age. Keeping you engrossed, amused and emotionally engaged from start to finish, Old Herbaceous will leave you with a feeling that, perhaps, all’s right with the world.

“Downton Abbey with gardening tips” The Guardian

“Giles Shenton is superb…completely captivating, he has the audience’s attentions and imaginations throughout” The Reviews Hub

Friday 9th February 2018, 7.30pm Tickets £14/£12 conc. Call 01379 384505 to book.


Drama is a crucial part of the programme of events and includes performances by professional companies. We are also delighted to host plays by local societies and are keen to promote events by students in local schools and by pupils of local music teachers.

Please call 01379 384505 if you would like to discuss Wingfield Barns hosting your community group performance.

 

 

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