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Part of the
Wells Maltings Project
Registered Charity no. 1139767
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Welcome to the web site of the Granary Theatre
Hosted by the Friends of the Granary

The Maltings Complex, including the Granary Theatre is now closed for refurbishment.  
The Friends of the Granary will still be presenting plays, music and comedy over the coming months.  The Sackhouse can accommodate small music groups and the High School are pleased to have theatre companies offering workshops for the students the afternoon before the performance. We may also use St. Nicholas’s Church.

We will keep you informed of future shows and venues via this web site at usual.
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Wheelchair access

 

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Performances start at 7.30 p.m. unless stated otherwise.

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Want to join our emailing list and receive a reminder before each show?

email Lynne here

 

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Licensed Bar

 

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Tickets for the shows promoted by the Friends of the Granary can be purchased

 

online  by clicking on this link -  Maltings Project Office, and clicking on ‘book now’

 

for the show you wish to see, from the Tourist Information Office during opening hours

 

or on the door from an hour before the show.

 

   For information please ring Pat on 01328  710193 Or email Pat

 

For films, opera & ballet go to www.wells-cinema.com

 

 

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August
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Friday 25th August

In the Sackhouse
Front Porch
Tickets: Adult £10, Child £5, Snr Citizen £9 (Over 65s),  Student £5,  
Friends of the Granary £8.00  (FOG card to be produced before show).
'Front Porch' play Electro -Acoustic Music.

Kevan Taplin and John Kelly have been to the Granary with their unique 'Front Porch' set and have supported us by becoming Friends of the Granary.
Kevan and John both play guitar and they are joined by vocalist Steve Bennett. Their sets feature their own compositions based on the blues, folk, acoustic, roots and Americana genres of their backgrounds as well as 'classics' which are always given a 'Front Porch' twist.
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Saturday 9th September

In the Sackhouse
Hobson’s Voice
Tickets: Adult £10, Child £5, Snr Citizen £9 (Over 65s),  Student £5,  
Friends of the Granary £8.00  (FOG card to be produced before show).
Hobson's Voice are a folk group based in the Cambridgeshire village of Over

With a mix of music, history and legend, Hobson’s Voice transform the stories of Cambridgeshire into community folk with heart.

Originally, their source-themes were the myths and untold stories of their home locality and the neighbouring area of Cambridgeshire and the Fens. Some of the ' Hobson's Voice' songs draw musical pictures of people, times and places we may travel past when we go westward from Norfolk. These days inspiration often grows from the most unexpected sources. For example, 'Ranelagh Road' is a moving story from a 1916 Military Hospital based on a nurse's diary  . They sing to guitar, mandolin, piano accordian, clarinet, recorder, whistle and flute.
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September
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Friday 13th October  

At Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, NR23 1RB
Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company
present
Tickets: Adult £10, Child £5, Snr Citizen £9 (Over 65s),  Student £5,  
Friends of the Granary £8.00  (FOG card to be produced before show).
Hidden secrets, dark conspiracies and spies are the order of the day for 'Anglian Mist', Stuff of Dreams 2017 production.

When a noteable author and historian who specialises in Ufology  and conspiracy theories begins his lecture on the Rendlesham  Forest Incident he is somewhat taken aback when an elderly lady in the audience stands up and publicly takes exception to his claims regarding the true nature of the military installation at Orford Ness. What follows is a psychological thriller as a long-hidden cold war plot is brought kicking and screaming into the light of day with chilling consequences for all involved.

Inspired by the vast concrete pagodas and the desolate beauty of Orford Ness, this play will open with an immersive theatre experience on the Ness itself and then tour the eastern region.
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October
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Thursday 19th October  

At Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, NR23 1RB
Rumpus Theatre Company
present
Tickets: Adult £10, Child £5, Snr Citizen £9 (Over 65s),  Student £5,  
Friends of the Granary £8.00  (FOG card to be produced before show).
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A new play, written and performed by Karen Hensen based on H.G.Wells' classic ghost story 'The Red Room'.
An unnamed protagonist chooses to spend the night in an allegedly haunted room in Lorraine Castle. He intends to disprove the legends surrounding it. Despite vague warnings from the three infirm custodians who reside in the castle, the narrator ascends to the 'Red Room' to begin his night's vigil.
Everyone warned against it , but stubborness is a curious thing .......one night, entirely alone in an apparently haunted room. Its a familiar scenario, but the outcome is totally expected...and utterly terrifying !

Last Autumn’s tour of H P Lovecraft’s “THE HAUNTING OF EXHAM PRIORY” was hugely popular with audiences, with social media comments such as “Fantastic evening being spellbound by the spine-tingling new @RumpusTheatreCo ‘The Haunting of Exham Priory.’ Stunning” and “Thank you for a great night of suspense and creepiness … thoroughly enjoyed it … can’t wait to see what you do next year” …

Come and see this mesmerizing new take on H G Wells’ classic ghost story
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Friday 17th November

At The Sackhouse
Vicki Swan

Presents

'Nyckelharpa!
Voice of an Angel-Soul of the Devil'
Tickets: Adult £10, Child £5, Snr Citizen £9 (Over 65s),  Student £5,  
Friends of the Granary £8.00  (FOG card to be produced before show).
The nyckelharpa - the Swedish keyed fiddle is an instrument that is capturing the hearts of people the world over. It was once in danger of dyeing out, but kept safe and sound it is now on the up and up. Even so very few people have heard of this magnificent instrument.

Vicki goes back in time, all the way back to the medieval period to give you a potted history of the nyckelharpa. Meet nyckelharpa players from the past, but beware the one in the big black floppy hat.

Tunes, tales and intrigue will ensue.
A multimedia experience.

The fastest way to explain the show is to watch the video

http://show.nyckelharpa.me.uk/rt.html
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November
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Saturday 16th September - 3pm

In the Sackhouse
Smoking Apples
Present
In Our Hands
All Tickets: £2.50
As part of this year’s Pirate Festival and as one of the Heritage Lottery Heritage Events and sponsored by Daniel Connal Partnerships

Alf is a trawler fisherman at the top of his game.  But times are changing and so is the industry, will Alf adapt in order to survive?

Follow a fish's journey from sea to plate, watch a seagull's ridiculous attempt to find food and witness a father and son reunite.

Award winning Smoking Apples use innovative puppetry, a string set and original score to transport you out to sea, under the ocean and onto the deck of the Catcher's Fortune.


"Clever and inventive' - **** British Theatre Guide.
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Friday 29th September

In the Gordon Barrett Memorial Hall
Clubbs Lane, NR23 1DU
Vamos Theatre
present
Finding Joy
The funny, fearless international sell-out mask production from the UK's leading full mask company. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll find joy!

Joy is 83 today: she's feisty, loves to dance, and is losing her memory. Her grandson Danny is rebellious, bright and always getting into trouble. When Danny decides to look after Joy, they discover a shared playfulness and growing love. But is that enough to face the challenges ahead?

Approaching the subject of dementia with humour and humanity, award-winning Finding Joy has performed to audiences across Europe and the UK, including a successful run at Assembly for Edinburgh Fringe 2016. Praised by press and public alike for its consummate full mask skills, engaging storytelling, physical dexterity and emotional insight, the company continues to involve and engage audiences across borders and boundaries with its wordless theatre.

Suitable for 12 years and upwards, Finding Joy is accessible to hearing and D/deaf audiences alike.
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Tickets: Adult £10, Child £8, Snr Citizen £8 (Over 65s),  
Care Workers (£6.00 each) - Must present evidence at the Event
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Friday 27th October  

In the Gordon Barrett Memorial Hall
Clubbs Lane, NR23 1DU
Milk Presents

Joan   
Tickets: Adult £10,
Milk Presents, in association with the Wells Maltings Trust, present Joan - an earthy story of courage, conviction and hope, this is Joan of Arc. Performed by drag king champion Lucy Jane Parkinson, history’s greatest gender-warrior takes to the stage, dragging up as the men she defies in this smash-hit show.

Packed with guts, heart (and some well placed couscous), JOAN is the latest daring fusion of lyrical new writing and cabaret prowess from the multi-award winning Milk Presents.

What happens when a disguise becomes something a lot more real and you have to fight for who you really are? A fearless solo play, with uproarious songs, about what it means to stand out, stand up and stand alone.

Joan is a drag king theatre show that aims to introduce new audiences to the ever growing art-form, placing it within theatre spaces and community settings.
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Photo Credit: Field & McGlynn
Written by Lucy J Silbeck, winner of the Scotsman’s Fringe First Award, Stage Award and Spirit of the Fringe Award2016, supported by BBC Performing Arts Fund, Arts Council England and Derby Theatre.