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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.


Measure for Measure

RoughCast Theatre Company

Passion, injustice, hypocrisy and power are at the centre of Shakespeare’s darkly comic exploration of social justice and sexual politics.

Lord Angelo, appointed to govern in the absence of the Duke, insists on the strict implementation of ‘the all binding law’, sentencing to death the young Claudio for getting his wife-to-be pregnant. But what of Angelo’s control and authority when he falls prey to exactly those urges when Isabella, a novice nun, pleads for her brother’s life. Caught up in the action are a medley of nuns and prostitutes, a pirate, pimps and friars.

Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.

RoughCast return to Wingfield Barns with their 13th Shakespeare.

Sunday 18th March, 7.30pm Tickets £10/£8.50 (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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