Schutte the Unromantic
A storytelling comedy show written and performed by Funny Women Finalist Katy Schutte (Happily Never After/Knightmare Live/Who Ya Gonna Call?).
Katy is not a romantic. This is the story of her trying to find love despite freezing up at chocolates, serenades and thoughtful surprises. For the record, Katy is perfectly happy to put Baby in a corner.
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Ida’s family is throwing her a tea party for her eighty-sixth birthday. Their efforts to be cheerful and make the event a success verge on the desperate. Ida is racked with pain and feels she has lived too long. As the rather laboured celebrations go on, her third daughter Susan returns unexpectedly after an absence of 25 years.
Tensions immediately flare between the sisters, whilst Ida struggles to even recognise her. As the party comes to an end, the family disperse leaving Katherine remembering the pact she made with Ida not to let her suffer into old age… When the family returns, old prejudices and rivalries are forced into the open in a hilariously painful and moving picture of a family in turmoil.
Last performed in 1987, Curtains won Stephen Bill the London Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright.
The play is directed by the Royal Court’s former Associate Director, Lindsay Posner, whose theatre credits include Abigail’s Party, The End of Longing, Hay Fever and Relatively Speaking.
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Roger McGough and LiTTLe MACHiNE
Roger’s new show with Walter, Steve & Chris of LiTTLe MACHiNe features a fine selection of vintage, classic & surprising poems set to music. It’s a gala gig that’s been making waves at Literary Festivals up and down the country!
“The Patron Saint of Poetry” (Carol Ann Duffy)
“Liverpool’s own Poet Laureate” (Daily Post)
“…wry, sharp and commanding as ever” (Greg Freeman: Write Out Loud)
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Sunday, 25 February 2018 at 7.30pm
Tickets: £20 (adults ) and £16 (Concessions)
Villa Incanto are back at Normansfield Theatre performing Puccini's masterpiece La Boheme, which is justifiably one of the world's most enduringly popular operas with memorable tunes telling stories of love and romance in the Parisian art world. This is the sweet but tragic tale of the pretty flower girl Mimi with her beloved poet Rodolfo and \lso of the whimsical and charming Musetta with the painter Marcello.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.langdondowncentre.org.uk or at 0333 1212 300.
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