Wonder Pantomimes 2020/2021 Tour of Aladdin.
Fasten your seat belts as we take off on a COVID SAFE magical carpet ride to Old Peking to meet Aladdin and his hard working mother and local laundress, Widow Twankey.
Follow Aladdin on his quest to find a magic lamp for the Evil Sorcerer Abanazar, who has promised Aladdin a treasure trove of wealth. Meaning he will be able to marry the Princess but all is not as it seems once he steps inside the dark and dangerous cave
Can the Genie of the Lamp help our hero?
Will Aladdin manage to rescue the Princess from Abanazar who will stop at nothing to become the most powerful sorcerer in the world?
And will Widow Twankey ever get her washing dry?
Theres only one way to find out join us on a journey full of magical eastern promise.
The show will run between up to 75 mins and will run without an interval.
Sat 2 Jan
Certificate U Running time: 1hr 37 mins. Animated, Fantasy, Family.
How CAN Santa deliver billions of presents to the whole world in just one night? With an army of one million combat-style Field Elves and a vast, state-of-the-art control center under the ice of the North Pole! So how could this incredible operation have MISSED one child?! To Santa's young son, Arthur, it threatens to end the magic of Christmas. With retired Grandsanta, a rebellious young elf, an old sleigh and some untrained reindeer, Arthur sets out in a crazy mission to deliver the last present! Deck the halls with excitement, fun and wonder in this new Christmas classic!
Thu 17 Dec
The Black Pit - Live Play Reading - written by Jeremy North and Stephanie Dale and edited by Marcus Galea.
During lockdown in 2020 the U3A Play Reading group could not meet to read plays so they decided to write some instead!
Now they will be presenting one of them "The Black Pit" which is, suitably in these times, all about the Black Death in an unnamed Gloucestershire village.
Sun 28 Mar
Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras.
Despite his short lifetime (1797 - 1828) Schubert left behind a vast oeuvre, including more than 600 secular vocal works, seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of piano and chamber music. His major works include the Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667, the Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759, the "Great" Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, the String Quintet, the three last piano sonatas, the opera Fierrabras, the incidental music to the play Rosamunde, and the song cycles Die schne Mllerin and Winterreise.
A consummate recitalist, Carolyn Sampson appears regularly at the Wigmore Hall where she was a "featured artist" in the 14/15 season. She has given recitals at the Oxford and Leeds Lieder, Saintes and Aldeburgh Festivals as well as at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Barcelona, Freiburg, Oper Frankfurt, Vienna Konzerthaus, and recently her debut recital tour of Japan.
Pianist Joseph Middleton specializes in the art of song accompaniment and chamber music and has been highly acclaimed in this field. Described in Opera Magazine as 'the rightful heir to legendary accompanist Gerald Moore', by BBC Music Magazine as 'one of the brightest stars in the world of song and Lieder', he has also been labelled 'the cream of the new generation' by The Times.
He is Director of Leeds Lieder, Musician in Residence at Pembroke College, Cambridge and a Fellow of his alma mater, the Royal Academy of Music, where he is a Professor. He was the first accompanist to win the Royal Philharmonic Society's Young Artist Award.
Fri 8 Jan
Certificate U. Running time: 1.hr 50 min. Comedy, Drama, Musical, Family
Oscar(R)-winning director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech, Les Misrables) transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-shattering stage musical into a breakthrough cinematic event.
Featuring iconic music and a world-class cast of dancers, the film reimagines the musical for a new generation with spectacular production design, state-of-the-art technology, and dance styles ranging from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street dance to tap.
Starring: James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introduces Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward in her feature film debut.
Thu 21 Jan
Certificate PG Running time: 1hr 37 mins. Fantasy, Romance, Family.
Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, a human being who has spent his whole life believing himself to be an elf. Brought up by Santa (Edward Asner) and his elves at the North Pole, Buddy has spent the last 30 years happily working in Santa's toy workshop.
But when his ungainly size starts to become a liability in the elf-sized working environment, Santa suggests that Buddy head to New York City to find his biological father (James Caan). Needless to say, the unlikely spectacle of a 6'5' man dressed from head to foot in bright green stands out a mile on the streets of the Big Apple, and the good-natured Buddy finds himself in all sorts of scrapes as he gets used to his new family and surroundings - and they get used to him.
Thu 17 Dec
Faeland's upcoming album When I Close My Eyes, debuts on 26 February 2021 and is their most articulate and evolved music to date.
The entire album is a sojourn through an internal landscape filled with love, melancholy, and the kind of emotionally honest music-making that creates deeply connected, lifetime fans. Each song is a subtle lesson in being human taught with beautiful vocal melodies, stirring instrumental work, and a level of vulnerability not often seen in our modern world.
The Band last appeared at The Goods Shed in 2019 and we are delighted to welcome them back for what we know will be an amazing evening of outstanding and original music.
They make acoustic music that will make you believe in natural magic. Singer-songwriters Rebecca Nelson and Jacob Morrison, together with the other members of Faeland use acoustic instruments (including guitars, harp, banjo, violin and piano) to support exquisite vocals that speak on the environment, personal authenticity, and the human desire to feel something real.
They have done well, since inception, building a loyal fan base, making it onto UK national radio including BBC 6 Music, and landing on Album Of The Year lists from Folk Radio UK, Sam Bonham of BBC Introducing, and Shire Folk Magazine with its debut effort All My Swim.
Sat 27 Feb
Certificate 18. Running time: 1hr 52 mins. Crime, Action.
The Gentlemen follows American expat Mickey Pearson who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he's looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.
Thu 28 Jan
- 1h 49min
- Directed by: Bill Condon
- Cast: Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, Nell Williams
Roy (McKellen) is a con man who targets wealthy widows, and when he targets Betty (Mirren) her son Steven (Tovey) becomes suspicious. It’s a blend of several genres which don’t quite fuse and is ultimately diverting but far from essential.
Thu 7 Jan
Explosive energy with style and an unforgettable ambience. 1940s swinging Paris Jazz with a twist!
Holder and Smith are a violin and guitar Jazz/Gypsy duo comprising of one of the countries most respected acoustic guitarists Stuart Carter-Smith with the award winning violinist Ben Holder.
This special night launches into tunes that comprise of the swinging Paris jazz scene of the 1940s also featuring modern pop classics played in their own contagious and energetic style. Expect the very highest level of musicianship that's full of fun and energy while all along swinging hard. "Swing Jazz on Steroids". The audience will get a chance to see the harmony between two outstanding acoustic musicians showing off the mastery of their instruments with apparent ease. The sound will feel energetic yet haunting, soulful yet jovial and will send them through a journey of Latin, classical, jazz and beyond.
Sat 12 Dec
Certificate 12A. Running time: 1hr 52 mins. Comedy, War.
A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
Thu 11 Feb
Keith James, is a long standing, well respected and inventive concert performer who specialises in playing intimate, carefully researched biographic style concerts of those he has studied and revere as writers over the years.
He weaves the story of Cat Stevens' life from his early pop career, life threatening illness and spiritual journey around a performance of his beautifully crafted and memorable songs.
Fri 22 Jan
British Blues Rock musician Keith Thompson, solo and with his band have been performing in mainland Europe now for over 25 years, where he is well known to the large blues following as an exciting live performer.
Last year Keith completed his 12th Blues/Rock album, "Transcendence" and the band have subsequently toured again in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Poland, USA & UK.
They also appeared at several major festivals in Croatia including, Jerry Ricks Blues Festival, Baska International Guitar Festival and Umag Blues Festival. Also in Slovenia at the prestigious "Postonja Blues Festival" with "Ten Years After" and "Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes", Suwalki and Krosno Festivals in Poland alongside, Jeremy Spencer (Fleetwood Mac), Clarksdale Blues Festival, USA, Colne R&B festival in Lancashire, Swanage, Banbury Upton and Gloucester Blues Festivals in the UK.
Keith has worked alongside many great musicians including, Buddy Whittington (John Mayall etc.), Laurence Jones UK. Steve Winwood, Ruby Turner, Larry Burton, Dave Markee and Henry Spinetti (Eric Clapton Band and Tina Turner) Greg Ridley of Humble Pie, The Groundhogs, Robbie Blunt, (Robert Plant) Luther Grosvenor of Mott The Hoople, Gino Washington, Spooky Tooth, Mike D'Abo and many others.
Sat 20 Feb
- 2h 10min
- Directed by: Rian Johnson
- Cast: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Christopher Plummer
When mystery writer Harlan Thrombey (Plummer) is found with his throat slit, puffed-up private detective Benoit Blanc (Craig) gets on the case. A wickedly knowing, flamboyantly bitchy take on the whodunnit, with a great cast, bags of style and a splendidly outrageous comic turn from Craig. Bloody good fun.
Thu 14 Jan
Certificate PG. Running time: 1hr 59 mins. Comedy, Drama,
The personal history of David Copperfield re-imagines Charles Dickens' classic ode to grit and perseverance through the comedic lens of its award-winning filmmakers- giving the Dickensian tale new life for a cosmopolitan age with a diverse ensemble cast of stage and screen actors from across the world.
Emmy(R) winners and Oscar(R) nominees Armando Iannucci (In the Loop, The death of Stalin, HBO'S "Veep") and Simon Blackwell (In the Loop, HBO'S "Succession") lend their wry, yet heart-filled storytelling style to revisiting Dickens' iconic hero on his quirky journey from impoverished orphan to burgeoning writer in Victorian England.
Thu 4 Feb
Wilde without the Boy and the Ballad of Reading Gaol
is Gareth Armstrong's brilliant dramatisation of "De Profundis", Oscar Wilde's searing letter to his lover, written from his Reading Gaol cell. The piece is a window into the bruised soul of a literary genius. Wilde's poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol narrates the execution of Charles Thomas Wooldridge, convicted of murdering his wife. It is underscored by a beautiful, original and specially commissioned score by the award winning composer, Simon Slater.
Performer: Gerard Logan (Olivier Nominee, The Stage's Best Solo Performance of the 2011 Edinburgh Festival) Director: Gareth Armstrong Music by Simon Slater
Sat 30 Jan
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