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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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June
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Friday 9th June
In St. Nicholas Church
Landermason
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).

Their version of  ‘Dance to Your Daddy’ was used in an episode of BBC 1's Antiques Road Show, whilst their track 'Somalia' was featured in a BBC 3 documentary narrated by Scarlett Johansson called Escape From The Worlds Most Dangerous Place. They were commissioned to write an original sound track for The Pied Piper of Hamelin, a puppet show staged at the Up-Front Puppet Theatre in Cumbria, based on Michael Morpurgo's recent adaptation of the well known children’s classic.

Their live sound is impressive, full of variety and with plenty of audience interaction. Often described as’refreshingly different’, Landermason are equally at home entertaining audiences in folk and acoustic music clubs, theatres, festivals, village halls and pubs and are proud to have performed at some of the UK's best known live music venues.
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Landermason are a duo like no other! Multi instrumentalist Fiona Lander (vocals, piano, whistles, saxes, clarinet and recorder) and Paul Mason (guitars and vocals) have developed a unique sound which displays their undoubted talents. They combine both traditional and contemporary folk with jazz and other styles in their beautiful compositions and striking arrangements.

They have recorded and produced 5 studio album's, an EP and a charity single to date on their own label LAMA Records and have enjoyed airplay on BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4 as well as on many other radio shows across the network.
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Saturday 29th July  - 3pm

In the Carnival Marquee,  Clubbs Lane, NR23 1DP
D.O.T. Productions
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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DOT Productions returns with a sparkling new stage adaptation of the Jane Austen classic 'Emma'.

Emma Woodhouse has the world at her fingertips. Life seems pretty good – if a bit boring – and so Emma decides to spice things up by taking on a protégé, Harriet Smith. Although determined never to marry herself, Emma immediately decides to find Harriet a husband and sets about playing Cupid with the village men.
When her carefully laid plans unravel and lead to consequences she never expected, Emma learns life doesn't always go the way you want it to!
With its imperfect yet charming heroine and unique view of relationships Emma is often seen as one of Jane Austen’s most celebrated works.
In this bicentennial year of Jane Austen, DOT Productions brings its renowned style to 'Emma', a comedy of manners that is sure to delight.
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Friday 23rd June
Marina Florance
Marina came to performing late in life, however, very soon after making the decision to "come out of the kitchen" to widen her audience she was awarded Arts Council funding, via the Escalator Project, to record a debut album, Somewhere Down The Line, using this as a platform she has since reached audiences never previously thought possible.

The self penned song Cry, won the Oldies Composers Competition, judged by BBC Radio 2 presenters including Ken Bruce, Bob Harris, Johnny Walker and the late Sir Terry Wogan, resulting in Anthony Head singing the song live on ITVs This Morning, and gaining airplay on numerous radio stations including the BBC

She has had success with radio play on BBC6 Music Little Black Cloud and The Moon, both of which were selected for the Tom Robinson Mixtape via
'Fresh On The Net'

She was nominated on Soundcloud as Soundclouder of the day with the song The Guilty One and also added to
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January 2016 saw Folkstock Records release Marina's latest album This, That & The Other. A self produced, recorded album, she has come a long way from making those first tentative steps...

“Of the literally thousands of artists we've covered over the years, one that ranks highest amongst the discoveries is Marina.  Occasionally you come across an artist that not only writes a fantastic narrative, but also seemingly makes everything they touch sound like their own” — Neil King FATEA

...Her low velvety voice is crystal clear...” — John Roffey Maverick Magagzine July 2016

“After a couple of listens to This, That & The Other, you’ll find yourself nodding your head as her clever storytelling tunes wash over you.”  — Steve Taylor R2 Magazine

"...Not many artists make me listen to, not just the words, but the sound of those words, I mean every ‘S’ & every ‘T’. An incredibly smooth, real , natural voice & talent. Beautiful."  Glenn Maltman Fresh On The Net.
their International Women's Day playlist, this has resulted in thousands of plays all over the world.
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).
In the Sackhouse
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July
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Saturday 21st July
Simon Kemptson
Simon Kempston is ‘one of Scotland’s best songwriters’ (The Sunday Herald) and leading fingerstyle guitarists. Simon’s original, distinctive guitar playing is founded upon a complex, finger-picking style which technically reveals his classical training yet is steeped in the history of the folk, blues and celtic traditions and is complemented by Simon’s rich, powerful and compelling clipped vocal style.

An award-winning songwriter and an inspiring, poetic lyricist, Simon’s songs are amongst the most thought-provoking you are likely to hear, often sidestepping the usual themes of love and attraction in favour of offering social commentary and an insight into the everyday lives of people. His love of Celtic landscape coupled with his travels abroad, particularly in Eastern Europe, have also influenced many of his lyrics. Fascinations with architecture and English literature from a young age have further helped in the development of his unique lyrical style.

Immerse yourself in the soundscape of this incredibly talented performer and allow his beautifully crafted folk-tinged songs to transport you on a uniquely Scottish journey.
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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).

In the Sackhouse
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Sunday 30th July

In the Carnival Marquee, Clubbs Lane,
NR23 1DP
The Original Tennessee Stud
All Tickets: £5
Tennessee Stud was put together by a group of musicians who were already well established on the local music scene. The band stayed together for a few years before its members moved on to other things. Recently Tennessee Stud was resurrected
with three of the original members and are now playing again and, with two new members, are back on the scene playing theatres, country music clubs and festivals.

Mick, who sings and plays rhythm guitar, is joined in the band by Peter Weatherall on bass and Peter Wallwork on keyboards.
Mick started playing in a skiffle group in Grantham in the ‘50s. Peter also got started in Grantham in the ‘50s and played in a band alongside another big name in those parts, Trevor Leeson.
They have recruited two new members in Reg Stratton from Boston on drums and Tony Harris from Shepeau Stow on lead guitar.
The band plays traditional country music with covers of songs by Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Garth Brooks and others.
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Friday 18th August

In the Sackhouse
Wolfswood Band
All Tickets: £8
We are pleased to welcome back the three young musicians, who live locally, that form the Wolfswood Band. Lindsey provides the vocals, Neil plays guitar and Al the ketar. The ketar is worn like a guitar but plays like a keyboard. They sing and play their own music as well as covers of other folk singers.
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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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Wednesday 6th 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.

John Rees is the founder of Hobson’s Voice, a folk group made up of singers and musicians largely from Over, just on the edge of the Fens.

They began to emerge as a group more than ten years ago, and today's line up of group members play a range of instruments, from folk staples like guitar and violin to harmonicas, mandolins, ukuleles, accordions, flutes and kazoos.
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