The Terry O’Toole Theatre’s autumn 2015 season has been announced and includes a great selection of live music, theatre and dance.
In October the ever popular 54 North will be performing, with talented multi-instrumentalists Heather and Crauford showing their love of music in a fun and entertaining show. Later in the month virtuoso guitarist Pierre Bensusan is returning to the theatre – Pierre is recognised as one of the guitar greats of the twenty-first century. With his unique blend of jazz, folk and world music this is a gig not to be missed by lovers of guitar music.
In November the theatre has live music from ‘Bluenote & Beyond’ The New Bag featuring Jazz legend Tony Kofi, who will be delving into the catalogue of the iconic Bluenote Label, and Tony Giles All Stars will be joined by Guy Garrett (leader of the Good Guys Orchestra) to play some classics from the great American songbook.
Drama and Dance
Also in November the Theatre presents Fen Boy, the endearing tale of a tiny creature made of mud who gets the better of his new masters. The award-winning Strangeface theatre use mask, vibrant story-telling and puppetry in this compelling production which is suitable for all ages. At the end of the month Balbir Singh Dance Company comes to the stage. dhe ki ta is a triple bill featuring a heady synthesis of contemporary dance, classical Kathak and mesmerising music.
Once again, this autumn Terry O’Toole has a great programme of children’s theatre for all the family to enjoy. In October during the nationwide Family Arts Festival (www.familyartsfestival.com) the theatre welcomes back Patrick Lynch from Cbeebies, with his retelling of classic story Puss in Boots. His one man show will feature a host of puppets, smoke and mirrors, hidden trapdoors and an avalanche of fruit and nuts! In November, Theatre Hullabaloo and Theatre by the Lake present Bear & Butterfly, a charming tale about a bear who befriend a caterpillar and must then come to terms with the transformation of his little friend into a butterfly.
In December there’s a seasonal treat for children with I’ve Seen Santa. Based on the popular children’s book by David Bedford, the play tells the story of Little Bear who on Christmas Eve is far to excited to sleep, so decides to find a hiding place and wait to see Santa… Families can also enjoy ACTion Community Theatre’s production of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. This classic festive story will feature all your favourite carols and a great set of Victorian street stalls.
If that isn’t enough to get you in the festival mood the theatre is also presenting the ever popular RAF Waddington’s band who will be performing a delightful selection of seasonal music and carols with special guests the Waddington Military Wives Choir.
Tickets for all events are on sale now, to book call the Theatre Box Office on 01522 883311, or book online at www.terryotoole.org.uk