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Beyond The Barricade

Beyond The Barricade

THE UK’S LEADING MUSICAL THEATRE CONCERT


Now celebrating an incredible 21 Years touring the UK, and firmly established as the longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour. Featuring past-principal performers from Les Misérables, Beyond the Barricade delivers a wonderful performance of the best loved songs from Broadway and the West End, ending of course with a stunning finale from Les Misérables.


For 2020, this brand new 21st Anniversary Tour will include many of the songs that have made Beyond the Barricade the most popular musical theatre concert in the Country.


The concert features David Fawcett (Valjean) Andy Reiss (Enjolras & Resident Director for the National Tour of Les Miserables) Katie Leeming (Eponine) and Poppy Tierney (Cosette), who, together with a live band, capture the feel of the original orchestrations of the chosen musicals, allowing the audience to hear the songs as if they were listening to the original performances.


This is a musical theatre experience not to be missed.

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Saturday 29 Feb 202019:30 Book Now (Sold Out)

Volpone (13+)

Volpone

Ben Johnson’s classic satire of cunning and greed is brought vividly to life by African Caribbean theatre company Tangle

“Honour? There’s no such thing.”


Volpone is rich – filthy rich. For him the glory of accumulating wealth is more thrilling than its simple possession. In lust for more he and his assistant, the rascal Mosca, swindle three of the wealthiest men in the city, each believing they are his sole heirs. Daring trickery and avarice ensues in this bitingly fresh version of Ben Johnson’s comedy.


Inspired by Southern African Township Theatre, a multi-skilled ensemble of three actors performs to an enticing backdrop of jazz-fusion, delivered with Tangle’s trademark dynamism.


Ben Johnson’s classic satire of cunning and greed is brought vividly to life by African Caribbean theatre company Tangle

“Honour? There’s no such thing.”

Volpone is rich – filthy rich. For him the glory of accumulating wealth is more thrilling than its simple possession. In lust for more he and his assistant, the rascal Mosca, swindle three of the wealthiest men in the city, each believing they are his sole heirs. Daring trickery and avarice ensues in this bitingly fresh version of Ben Johnson’s comedy.

Inspired by Southern African Township Theatre, a multi-skilled ensemble of three actors performs to an enticing backdrop of jazz-fusion, delivered with Tangle’s trademark dynamism.


This performance is recommended 13+

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Friday 6 Mar 202019:30 Book Now

Professor Robert Winston

Professor Robert Winston

Professor Winston examines the role of brain imaging, hormone study, sexuality, child development, pharmacology and

psychological research in understanding how science may help us be happier.


Happy people tend to live longer, and recent research suggests we tend to get happier as we get older. Is this simply because we become more forgetful? Can we make ourselves happier and if so, will knowledge of brain function and how we might manipulate it give us more fulfilled lives?

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Thursday 12 Mar 202019:30 Book Now (Sold Out)

Fashion Show FOBH

Fashion Show FOBH
The Friends of Blandford Community Hospital 'New to You' Fashion Show Doors open 6.30pm Show starts 7.30pm 'New to You' clothing and accessories for the Spring and Summer Season. Tickets £5 in advance from the Hospital Charity Shops or direct from The Exchange. Tickets on the door £7.50. All clothing will be on sale after the show and the sale will continue the next morning, Saturday 14th March in The Bow Room at The Exchange 10am-12noon 01258 451456 www.friendsofblandford.org.uk

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Friday 13 Mar 202019:30 Book Now

The Good Liar (15)

The Good Liar

Consummate con man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes.


Starring Helen Mirren & Ian McKellen

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Thursday 19 Mar 202019:00 Book Now

dS:uK DIRE STRAITS

dS:uK DIRE STRAITS

“dS:uK…in tribute to Dire Straits” began touring in 2016 and have quickly become regarded as *the* quintessential tribute

band among Dire Straits fans with their incredible attention to musical and sonic detail.


To say that “dS:uK” sound like Dire

Straits is an understatement. Their 2020 “Brothers in 85” tour pays tribute to the worldwide Brothers in Arms tour, with the

band bringing fans the ultimate 1985 Dire Straits experience and all of those classic songs that you want to hear.


Don’t miss it!

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Friday 20 Mar 202019:30 Book Now

The London Military Band

The London Military Band

London Military Band will be performing a stunning new show as a tribute to our armed forces and veterans.

Music will include traditional marches, film themes, songs and classical favourites.

They will be joined by guest singer Emily Dankworth who will be bringing a touch of Jazz to the evening with classic standards including ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ and ‘Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man’ - a wonderful evening of music is guaranteed.

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Saturday 21 Mar 202019:30 Book Now

Psychic Medium - Nikki Kitt

Psychic Medium - Nikki Kitt

Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt

Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.


As a Medium Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by getting links from loved ones in spirit for people in the audience with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and all sorts of personal information to give both confirmation and comfort.


I have been aware of spirit my whole life and so have no doubt that we carry on after this physical life and my demonstrations are to prove the same to everyone else.


Testimonies :-


"Hi Nikki I attended your evening last night and just wanted to say that you have an amazing talent"


"I have seen many mediums and psychics over the years and you are by far the best and most accurate the details you give are amazing"


"My god went to see Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt tonight my mum came through soooo happy she was spot on with everything.. Thank you Nikki amazing night"


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Friday 27 Mar 202019:30 Book Now

Soul Kinda Wonderful

Soul Kinda Wonderful

The fabulous Soul Kinda Wonderful celebrates the music and songs of soul and Motown including the songs of Ben E. King, The Drifters and many more.


The group who formed over a decade ago, relights the magic of that splendid era, breathing new life into songs such as 'My Girl', 'Stand By Me' and many more, as well as original songs written by Richie Sampson.






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Saturday 28 Mar 202019:30 Book Now

Total Pop Party

Total Pop Party

The Perfect Party for your little ones. Total Pop Party is brand new and exciting show for 2020!


Featuring music from Little Mix, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, P!NK, Dua Lipa, Jonas Brothers & many more.


Incredible choreography, brilliantly entertaining & a non-stop pop party from start to finish.

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Saturday 4 Apr 202015:00 Book Now

A Vision of Elvis

A Vision of Elvis

Starring Rob Kingsley, winner of The National Tribute Music Awards “Official Elvis Show” and “No.1 Male

Tribute”.

Rob Kingsley is internationally renowned as the best Elvis Presley tribute touring the world today.

A Vision of Elvis is an emotional rollercoaster through time, engaging audiences with a true Elvis Concert experience featuring Elvis’ greatest hits.

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Friday 17 Apr 202019:30 Book Now

Land of Hope & Glory

Land of Hope & Glory

Neil Sands and his wonderful cast are back with a new production for 2020, of their most popular patriotic show Land of Hope & Glory, celebrating The Best of British Entertainment and especially produced to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the end of The Second World War. VE Day 75.


This patriotic and nostalgic afternoon is filled with marvellous and memorable songs, including a rousing selection from Last Night of The Proms, Old Time Sing Alongs, Great British Show Tunes, and ever popular favourites from the 40s 50s & 60s.


This promises to be their biggest and most spectacular patriotic production ever. Over two hours of timeless nostalgia, with sensational voices, more than 50 stunning costume changes, including a spectacular 1940’s style VE Day party with enough bunting, flags and fun to light up the brightest stage, followed by flag waving finale in a heart warming tribute to the veterans of the armed forces.



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Tuesday 21 Apr 202014:00 Book Now

She'Koyokh & Jyotsna Srikanth

She'Koyokh & Jyotsna Srikanth

She’Koyokh & Jyotsna Srikanth: Bangalore, Balkans and Bagels


“The UK’s finest klezmer & Balkan band” (Evening Standard) team up with Europe’s foremost South Indian violinist, “a major instrumentalist of vision and imagination” (ROOTS), for a unique collaboration inspired by the musical traditions connecting India and Europe.


Through their own distinct musical languages, eight musicians create a caravan of sounds spiced with soulful Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jewish melodies, Gypsy themes, South Indian rhythms, Carnatic improvisation and original compositions.


Hailing from Bangalore, Jyotsna is Europe’s foremost Indian violinist. Her music illuminates the Carnatic musical tradition from South India. Jyotsna’s musical tutelage began at home guided by her mother, Ratna Srikantiah, a Carnatic vocalist and teacher. She later trained under R.R. Keshavamurthy and V.S. Narasimhan, making her professional debut at the age of nine. Jyotsna went on to have successful career in the film industry, playing on over two hundred South Indian cinematic soundtracks.






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Wednesday 22 Apr 202019:30 Book Now

Knives Out (12A)

Knives Out

A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.


Not so much a whodunnit as a whollbethefallguy, Rian Johnson’s modern remix of the classic country-house detective mystery is a hoot, not least when Daniel Craig’s flamboyant detective is on screen.


Starring Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Christopher Plummer, Jamie Lee Curtis


Winner of the AFI Film of the Year 2020

Nominated for 3 Golden Globes 2020




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Thursday 23 Apr 202019:00 Book Now

'Through the Rain' Barry Manilow

'Through the Rain' Barry Manilow

Through The Rain: A Celebration of Barry Manilow


Very few performers have had an effect on the modern pop culture that this man has. As a performer, as a writer and as a boundary breaker! With the largest fan base in the world, to do this man justice it has to be approached with the dignity and respect that he deserves. This isn’t a tribute act, this is a genuine fan, paying homage to an incredible talent. As tonight we celebrate a legend as we relive the music of “Manilow”

With an incredible live band and stunning backing vocalists, this production celebrates the timeless songs and melodies of ‘Barry Manilow’ the man & his genius. With all of his classic hits from Even Now, I write The Songs, One Voice, Copacabana, Could It Be Magic, I Made It Through The Rain, Mandy & so many more.


Brought to you by Total Productions.


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Friday 24 Apr 202019:30 Book Now

Graffiti Classics

Graffiti Classics

Graffiti Classics burst the elitist boundaries of the traditional string quartet with their hilarious all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy show.


It’s a classical concert, a gypsy-folk romp, an opera, a stand-up comedy set and a brilliant dance show all rolled into one!


From Baroque to Pop, Mozart  to Elvis, Strauss to Saturday Night Fever, there really is something for everyone and Graffiti Classics never fail to get audiences laughing, clapping and singing along.

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Saturday 25 Apr 202019:30 Book Now

The Rod Stewart Experience

The Rod Stewart Experience

Dedicated to one of the biggest music legends of all time, the one and only Rod Stewart. Garry Pease brings his amazing sound and resemblance to the stage with hits ranging from the late 60’s to the present day.


Backed by his powerhouse band, this show will have you spellbound from the very start!


With hits such as ‘Maggie May’, ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy’, ‘Sailing’, and many, many more, The Rod Stewart Experience will have you wishing the show would never end!


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Friday 1 May 202019:30 Book Now

Now That's What I Call Country

Now That's What I Call Country

A laugh and cry, feel good evening with a history of country music thrown in. Now That’s What I Call Country:


The Roadshow 2020 is the low down on the hoedown. With thirty all-time country classics performed by Lonesome

Roses, featuring multi award-winning singer songwriter Megan O’Neill.

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Saturday 2 May 202019:30 Book Now

Tony Stockwell - Psychic Medium (16)

Tony Stockwell - Psychic Medium

Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and always humorous.


The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tony Stockwell has a long established credibility as one of the top Intuitive Mediums and has shared the stage all round the world with international mediums such as Colin Fry, James van Praagh and Lisa Williams. Tony demonstrates his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones with detailed messages frequently including names, dates and locations and all delivered with emotion, sensitivity and empathy. The evening may include psychometry, photographs readings and psychic prediction.


Recent legislative guidelines insist that any Evening of Mediumship should be billed ‘for entertainment purposes’. Tony certainly uses his natural wit, showmanship and Cockney charisma to entertain but more important, Mediumship has the potential to change someone’s life and instil in them a sense of peace, comfort and purpose. We hope that nobody can fail to come away untouched by the experience.



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Wednesday 6 May 202019:30 Book Now

Lawrence: After Arabia (PG)

Lawrence: After Arabia

Lawrence: After Arabia – Pre-Release screening and Director Q&A.


The venue is very proud to present a pre-release screening of the movie “Lawrence: After Arabia”.


The film was shot in Dorset with a mainly local cast and crew. It stars Brian Cox, Hugh Fraser, Michael Maloney, Nicole Ansari Cox and Tom Barber Duffy in the title role.


It tells the compelling story of the last years of T.E. Lawrence’s life and his mysterious death following a motorcycle accident. With influential friends Lawrence had many powerful enemies. Was it an accident or an assassination?


The event will conclude with a Q&A with Director/Producer/Writer Mark J.T. Griffin.  


This is a great opportunity to quiz the director about the film and to see the movie at your local venue more than a month before its general release.  


The film has gained a strong following in Dorset and the event promises to be popular so please book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.


There are many local actors working as extras in this film, including:


Trevor Puckett, Alan Mash, Steve & Tania White, Bill Peat, Steve White, Jane Wade & Fiona Dewett.


Lawrence:After Arabia has won "Best Picture" at the Florence Film Awards AND "Honorable Mention: Narrative Feature" at the Los Angeles Film Awards.


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Monday 11 May 202019:30 Book Now

Little Women (U)

Little Women

In the years after the Civil War, Jo March lives in New York and makes her living as a writer, while her sister Amy studies painting in Paris. Amy has a chance encounter with Theodore, a childhood crush who proposed to Jo but was ultimately rejected. Their oldest sibling, Meg, is married to a schoolteacher, while shy sister Beth develops a devastating illness that brings the family back together.


Starring Emma Watson, Saorise Ronan, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep and James Norton.

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Thursday 14 May 202019:00 Book Now

BOVTS Far From The Madding Crowd

BOVTS Far From The Madding Crowd

BRISTOL OLD VIC THEATRE SCHOOL PRESENT FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

By Thomas Hardy, Adapted by Mark Healy


Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of Bathsheba Everdene. Having inherited her father’s farm, Bathsheba finds herself playing mistress in a man’s world. She is pursued by three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching wilfulness; the handsome and reckless Sergeant Troy; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and obsessive landowner. But are any of them a match for the independent and spirited Bathsheba?


This amateur production of Thomas Hardy’s ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ has been adapted by Nick Healy and is presented by special arrangement with Nick Hern Books.


Don’t miss the chance to see the stars of the future on stage today as BOVTS tour Dorset with Artsreach.


'Haunting...brooding...smouldering...dynamic drama’ The Guardian


www.artsreach.co.uk



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Thursday 11 Jun 202019:30 Book Now

Andy Fairweather Low

Andy Fairweather Low

Andy Fairweather Low's pedigree is the stuff rock dreams are made of. He first came to prominence at the vanguard of the new youthful expression of music as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as 'Bend Me Shape Me', 'Hello Suzy', '( If Paradise is) Half As Nice' are internationally remembered to this day. But if you were paying close attention you might have picked up a clue in the magnificent 'Gin House' to Andy's future musical collaborations.


Since the early days Andy has gone on to work with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, The Band, Elton John, Roger Waters, Richard and Linda Thompson, Dave Gilmour, The Who, BB King, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Donald 'Duck' Dunn, Jimmy Page, Ronnie Lane, Linda Ronstadt, Roddy Frame, Emmylou Harris, Joe Satriani, the Bee Gees, Jeff Beck, The Impressions, Lonnie Donegan, Ringo Starr, Steve Gadd, David Sanborn, Benmont Tench, Warren Zevon, Charlie Watts, Mary J. Blige, Dave Edmunds, Georgie Fame, Bonnie Raitt, Otis Rush, Phil Collins, Van Morrison, Gerry Rafferty, Chris Rea, Buddy Guy, Chris Barber, Jackson Browne, Bill Wyman, Sheryl Crow, Clarence'Gatemouth' Brown, Pete Townshend... and hundreds more.

Now following a solo path, his first solo album in 24 years Sweet Soulful Music was released late in 2007 followed by The Very Best Of Andy Fairweather Low which was released in the UK in June 2008 and the Live DVD followed hot on it's heels.

A world tour as musical director with Roger Waters band then a European tour with Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings might be difficult to top for most people - but not for Andy Fairweather Low who just segued smoothly into a major solo tour last summer with some of the world's finest musicians in his band. Following an acclaimed UK Tour in Autumn 2012 Andy completed a third tour with The Low Riders in Germany.

If you just remember Andy's early work and major solo hits such as 'Wide Eyed And Legless', you're in for a treat - there's so much more!


Andy and the band opened the shows for Eric Clapton on his his 2013 European Tour, Summer Festivals and then Japanese and UK tours in their own right promoting the release of their wonderful new album Zone-O-Tone


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Friday 12 Jun 202019:30 Book Now

CATS (U)

CATS

A cat named Victoria (Francesca Hayward) is abandoned in a London alleyway. There, she meets the ‘Jellicle cats’, who all attend the ‘Jellicle Ball’, hoping to earn the honour of the ‘Jellicle Choice’ which will transport them into the afterlife. But the mysterious ‘Napoleon Of Crime’, Macavity (Idris Elba), has other plans.


Starring Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson, James Cordon, Taylor Swift and many more.....

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Thursday 18 Jun 202019:00 Book Now

Rabbit Rabbit

Rabbit Rabbit

Rabbit Rabbit - A tribute to Chas & Dave


It’s time to “put your beer in the sideboard here” and get yerself along to this wonderful show that celebrates the music of the great Chas & Dave.


Rabbit Rabbit will have you singing along with all the feel-good songs the boys did over three decades.


You will enjoy hits such as Gertcha!, Sideboard Song, London Girls, Margate, Poor Old Mr. Woogie, Ain’t No Pleasing You and of course – Rabbit plus plenty more including some surprises!


Performed by the renowned trio, Triple Cream with their fantastic musicianship and witty banter, this show will have you smiling from ear to ear.


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Friday 17 Jul 202019:30 Book Now

GO NOW! The Moody Blues Tribute

GO NOW! The Moody Blues Tribute

GO NOW! The Music of The Moody Blues


is an opportunity for fans to experience this timeless music live, in a tribute to...


The Greatest Classic Rock Band of a Generation and Rock and Roll Hall Of Famers


THE MOODY BLUES


Gordy Marshall toured and recorded with The Moody Blues for twenty-five years. Together with Mick Wilson (lead singer of 10CC for twenty years) they present a super-group of world class musicians, singers and songwriters and meticulously

recreate the elegance of a Moody Blues Concert.


In this show, all the classic hits are celebrated, including Nights in White Satin, Go Now, Tuesday Afternoon, Legend of a Mind (Timothy Leary’s Dead), I Know You’re Out There Somewhere, Question, Isn’t Life Strange plus Forever Autumn and a show-stealing rendition of Eve of the War from Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds.


Joining Gordy and Mick on stage are:

Tim Maple (Leona Lewis guitarist and X-factor Live MD)

Malcolm Moore (James Blunt)

Patrick Duffin (Jersey Boys)

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Saturday 17 Oct 202019:30 Book Now

Los Pacaminos

Los Pacaminos
We are thrilled to be welcoming back Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young, Drew Barfield, Mark Pinder, Steve Greetham, Jamie Moses and Melvin Duffy (UK's premier pedal steel player). One of the UK's most popular Live touring bands, Los Pacaminos play the very best in Tex Mex Border music from The Texas Tornadoes and Ry Cooder to Los Lobos and even Roy Orbsion. This is a Tequila fuelled Tex Mex party night, as each venue becomes the perfect cantina setting for a great night's rocking with the cactus sharp, tequila filled, stetson wearing, magnificent Los Pacaminos!!!

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Friday 13 Nov 202020:00 Book Now

Totally Tina

Totally Tina

Voted the UK’s official No 1 Tina Turner tribute for the past six years by the Agents Association of Great Britain, Totally Tina is a spectacular, energetic recreation and probably the closest thing you’ll get to a live Tina Turner concert! A sparkling mix of nostalgia and surprise featuring all the hits, her best loved covers and the odd twist in the tale, this performance will have you feeling like the Queen of Rock n Roll is back in front of you, strutting her stuff on the most famous legs in show business.

Jumping Jack Flash, Honky Tonk Woman, Get Back, It’s Only Rock and Roll and The Bitch is Back have been added to a set which includes Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits. Private Dancer and everybody’s favourite Simply The Best released 30 years ago!

All the songs are enhanced by the customary flourish of sequinned heels, flamboyant tail feathers, high energy dance routines and musical genius, not to mention the band’s legendary sense of humour. If you’ve not seen this award-winning, internationally acclaimed show yet, make 2020 the year you do. We’ll see you there!


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Friday 20 Nov 202019:30 Book Now

A Christmas Night at the Opera

A Christmas Night at the Opera

A Christmas Night at the Opera features some of the greatest arias and ensembles from the operas of Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet, Puccini, Offenbach and Gilbert & Sullivan.  The artists appear in sumptuous period evening dress recreating the atmosphere and grandeur of past times accompanied by a pianist.  


Join in the Christmas spirit by singing popular carols with the soloists!


The programme will be introduced by the baritone Philip Blake-Jones.


London Festival Opera has a considerable reputation and brings together world class artists who have appeared with the major opera companies including the Royal Opera, English National Opera and Glyndebourne with exceptional young singers.   The company has appeared throughout the UK and Europe including in one of the world’s greatest opera houses, La Fenice in Venice during the recent Carnival celebrations.


‘A stirring performance and the audience loved it’  THE TIMES


‘Opera at its very best’  THE OXFORD TIMES


Once again the two evenings are fundraisers for Myeloma UK and The Exchange



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Friday 11 Dec 202019:30 Book Now
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