The Terry O’Toole Theatre’s autumn season features a superb selection of music, drama and physical theatre.
Drama this season includes Barnaby Rudge from Northumberland theatre, which comes to the theatre on Thursday 12 October. The play is an exciting story of mystery and suspense, featuring an unsolved double murder, conspiracy, blackmail, abduction and retribution, based on the novel by Charles Dickens. In November, Zest Theatre will be performing What Once Was Ours a show specially created for young people (recommended for 12+). This powerful production, created against the background for Brexit, explores how politics and national values impact upon the complex lives of one family.
The theatre is looking forward to welcoming the acclaimed Joli Vyann to the theatre in November. The company integrate exciting acrobatic skills with athletic dance in Imbalance, an energetic and thought-provoking performance that explores our obsessive dependence upon technology.
Highlights from the music programme include Andrew Wood Trio featuring Phil Meadows on Friday 3 November. Award winning performer, composer and conductor Phil Meadows is joined by the Andrew Wood Trio to present a programme of well-known jazz standards, original material and lesser known material from the Blue Note era. Later in November transatlantic duo James Hickman & Dan Cassidy will be bringing the best of American and British folk music together with soaring vocals, guitar and virtuosic fiddling.
Once again Terry O’Toole has a great programme of children’s theatre for all the family to enjoy this autumn. First up, on Sat 21 October is Much Ado About Puffin, a lovely show telling the story of a friendly puffin who meets a man alone on an island in the middle of the sea, and a lot of fuss about nothing! Malina’s Dream, which comes to the theatre on Saturday 18th November is a spell-binding show about friendship that tells the story of Malina, an Inuit girl who lives with her Grandpa in the Land of the Midnight Sun.
In December, treat the family to a trip to Lost and Found, a magical show about one boy’s quest to return a lost little penguin home, after finding him on his doorstep. The show adapted from the award-winning picture book by Oliver Jeffers, will have two performances on Saturday 16th December.
There are plenty of seasonal treats for adults to enjoy as well, with three live music festive performances. On the 10th December enjoy Steve Walker Big Swing Band, Swing Into Christmas. An exciting festive programme featuring all-time Christmas swing favourites, plus more of the best music from the great Swing Band era. A Winter’s Light on Friday 15 December is a delightful seasonal programme of music from quartet Hark Hark, featuring traditional carols, rollicking good tunes and irreverent humour about the less spiritual side of Christmas. Plus the ever popular RAF Waddington Volutary Band, will be joined by very special guests the Waddington Military Wives Choir to bring you A Christmas Spectacular!, a programme of Christmas music, songs and carols which is guaranteed to get you in festive mood on Sunday 17 December!
For the full programme visit www.terryotooletheatre.org.uk. All tickets are now on sale and can be purchased via the website or call Box Office on 01522 883311.