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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.

 

Tickets can be purchased from the Tourist Information Office during opening hours.

 

In addition, the T.I.C. will be open for an hour before every show to sell tickets.

 

   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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February
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Friday, 17th February
Claude Bourbon
With his Medieval & Spanish blues guitar
Born in France in the early 60’s, Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained for many years. This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world; he has crafted an unbelievable fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western folk.

The unique Monsieur Bourbon is a formidable performer. He may have his roots in the blues, but he is inspired by music and song from all around the world, taking these sounds and weaving them into a performance of blues, rock, jazz, songs and melodies that defy a label, all delivered with a gravelly voice.

Claude’s inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur.
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“…This accomplished artist offers tender, compelling performance through highly developed precision. His sound instantly creates ambience – from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz, Claude Bourbon provides both a rich evening of music for lovers, and a real treat for music lovers…”, BBC
Thousands of people in the UK, Europe and USA have enjoyed listening to this virtuoso and for the majority of his audience it is an experience that compels them to return again and again to hear and watch him play, as his fingers lightly dance over the strings of his guitar and create a unique sound that is ’Claude’.

Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists’ influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; J.J. Cale, Monty Python; J.S. Bach and Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks….
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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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Saturday 25th March
In the Sackhouse
Bob Dylan arrived in New York in 1961 and immediately established himself as one of the most provocative and poetic performers on the scene.  Positively Fourth Street is a multimedia show that celebrates these early developmental days.  Drawing from Dylan’s first five albums and with footage from the time, stories around the songs, as well as the songs themselves, this is a trip back to a time when music was in the cafes, and revolution was in the air.
Ben Bowden is a seasoned performer who has played all over Europe in various bands and groups. He currently plays Paul Simon in the touring show, The Sounds of Simon. He has a deep interest in music from the early 60s, especially Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Phil Ochs.  
 Suddenly it's 1964, the Village, and you’re crossing Bleecker Street, carrying a newly bought copy of Another Side of Bob Dylan, running into Arlo Guthrie in a bearskin coat in the snow, meeting Ric von Schmidt in the lobby, all of you going across to the Bitter End to hear a new cat called Gordon Lightfoot. 
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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“Expert.” BBC The One Show
“World class.” The Times.
“A musical feast.” Chris Lloyd (Talon: Best of Eagles)
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April
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Saturday 13th May
Winter Wilson
Winter Wilson’s current tour showcases their latest album “Ashes and Dust”, the follow up to “Cutting Free” which made the Daily Telegraph’s ten recommended folk albums for Summer 2014.

Having honed their craft during many years as semi-professional musicians, the duo went full time in 2012 and haven’t looked back since. They have a fine repertoire of self-penned songs, telling stories of everyday life which often reflect the bigger picture of this life we lead. (“Songs for local heroes,” as one punter said.)

Kip Winter (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) is one of the finest singers on the circuit, expressing power and emotion in equal measure “from melting to belting”.

Dave Wilson (vocals, guitar and banjo) is amongst the top tier of British song writers, with his songs covered by some of folk’s “greats”.

But it’s in live performance that Winter Wilson really excel, bringing a sense of intimacy to every stage, welcoming audiences into their world, mixing songs with stories of life on the road. “This isn’t a performance – it’s a domestic!”

Tight harmonies, killer songs and a lot of fun – that’s Winter Wilson.
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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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May
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June
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March
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Friday, 10th March

Formerly known as Blast from the Past, Chris Green and Sophie Matthews play English traditional songs and tunes in a thoroughly 21st-century kick-ass style. Using a beguiling blend of ancient instruments such as cittern, English border bagpipes and shawm as well as modern folk instruments such as guitar, flute and piano accordion, Chris and Sophie breathe new life into material from hundreds of years ago, making it fresh, relevant and accessible for a modern audience.

These acclaimed musicians take in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century (and incorporating everything in between!) this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history.

Featuring long forgotten songs and tunes (not to mention jokes!) Blast from the Past paint a vibrant and vivid picture of our musical DNA, mixing the familiar and the obscure, the raucous and the reflective and the courtly and the commonplace.

The show combines the vigour of the medieval period, the musical intricacy of the Renaissance, the grandeur of the Baroque and the pomp and bombast of Victoriana. Add to that the wit of Blackadder and 1066 And All That and the stage is set for a veritable musical feast!

Complete with a bewildering array of instruments such as hurdy-gurdy, rauschpfeife and vihuela (and that’s just the first 100 years!) ‘A Brief History of Music‘ uses tunes, songs and humour to take you on a musical journey from which you won’t want to return!
At Alderman Peel  High School
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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Patrick Monahan
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That 80's Show
It's the 1980's and Patrick Monahan’s Irish Iranian family arrives in Teesside escaping from the Iran war. Patrick’s memories and reminiscences of being an immigrant to Great Britain make for a unique stand-up show!  ‘That 80’s Show’ takes us through Patrick’s youth, with anecdotes that are both hilarious and thought provoking.

Patrick Monahan is adored by his audiences everywhere! Very much in demand, he performs hundreds of shows a year and won the 2015 www.Ents24.com ‘Hardest Working Comedian of the Year Award’ for playing the highest number of venues in the UK! Patrick is a regular MC and headlining act at the top London and UK comedy clubs and very popular on the corporate circuit as an after dinner speaker and awards host. His most recent TV appearances include ‘Safeword’ (ITV2) ‘Celebrity Squares’ (ITV) ‘Fake Reaction’ (ITV2) and ‘The One Show Festival 2015’ (BBC1).

 ‘A spellbinding narrative… delightful, impressive and very funny… if it is possible to make Monahan audiences love their boy more than they already do, then this is the show that will do it’.

‘A great comic!’  The Scotsman August 2015✭✭✭✭

‘Makes you think even while you grin from ear to ear at all the fun you’ve just had’. Broadwaybaby August 2015 ✭✭✭✭

‘A definite must see’
One4review August 2015 ✭✭✭✭✭

‘Monahan possesses the rare ability to be hilarious without being outrageous’.
✭✭✭✭Edinburgh Festivals Magazine


✭✭✭✭✭ Three Weeks
Photo by Steve Ullathorne
At the Gordon Barrett Memorial Hall, Clubbs Lane
Tickets: Adult £10, Snr Citizen £9 (Over 65s),  Student £5,  
Friends of the Granary £8.00  (FOG card to be produced before show).
Saturday 8th April
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A Night of Comedy
With
Alan Seaman & Friends
Tickets: Adult £10, Snr Citizen £9 (Over 65s),  Student £5,  
Friends of the Granary £8.00  (FOG card to be produced before show).
Alan Seaman loves to tour with the best of rising comedy. He came to the Sackhouse twice in 2016 with two different up and coming young comedians. He introduced us to Patrick Monahan several years ago.

Alan runs his ‘Ship of Fools Comedy Club’ in Leicester on a regular basis but loves to tour with new comedians.

We have had some hilarious evenings and look forward to his next show. Alan is an experienced hand at getting the night going and he offers a wide and varied bill of acts.
Saturday 6th May
In the Sackhouse
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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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29th July

In the Carnival Marquee, Clubbs Lane
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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