Ian McKellen stars in this Chichester Festival Theatre production which transfers to the West End for a limited season after receiving five-star reviews for its sell-out run. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.
Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.
★★★★★ “Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.” Daily Telegraph
“extraordinarily moving portrayal” Independent
“nuanced and powerful” The Times
In his latest offering ‘STRINGHENGE’ (double album releasing September 2018), Shoreham composer and guitar virtuoso Richard Durrant is once again living on the folk/classical cusp with the first of these two L.Ps featuring a collection of solo instrumentals. The un-categorisable Durrant chose to record on a concert guitar crafted from a 5,000 year old English Oak by Gary Southwell, a four string Tenor Guitar made in Ditchling by Ian Chisholm (decorated with a silver Uffington Horse) and a humble ukulele. This style of guitar playing could be described as “English Folk Baroque” with echoes of Renbourn and Jansch.
Go and see Richard Durrant perform live to hear his unbelievable, top drawer, solo guitar playing. If you’re lucky you may even get an explanation as to why a catchy little track on side four of his double album is called “Frank Bough’s Allemande”. All is not as it first appears in the world of Richard Durrant, certainly not on Stringhenge! Photo Credit Kris Pawlowski
Richard Durrant presents his latest musical adventure with guitar. An exploration of unplugged music somewhere between folk and classic
Dramatic action, epic storytelling and a cappella song…a feast for the ears and imagination.
A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.
Director: Marc Forster
The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.
As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.
Director: Richard Eyre
Prepare to be amazed at the Two Moronnies Show “BREXED OFF” at the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles on Friday October 5th. starting at 7.30pm. Expect the usual eclectic mix of old favourites along with a whole lot of new material, which will as always combine the hilarious with the subversive. We’ll be joined by our special guests: Annie Patch, Tyla Winter and Chris Brown and the fabulous Carlopettes, with accompaniments expertly provided by Jean Arulanantham on piano, Alan Ferguson on guitar and banjo and the Carlops Jazz Band.
Tickets are £10 from the Eastgate Theatre Box Office 01721 725777. Show starts at 7.30pm
Suitable for all ages.
This show is a fund-raiser for the Eastgate Theatre – all profits to the Eastgate Development Fund