The Mowlem

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Swanage Drama Company present... It Runs in the Family

Tue 5th to Thu 7th August 2014 at 7:30pm. Tickets: £9 (concessions £8, children £5).


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War Horse returns...

Friday 8th August 2014 at 7:30pm. Tickets: £6 (concessions £5, children £4).


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The Stars of LDN Wrestling return with Live Action Wrestling

Saturday 9th August 2014 at 7:00pm. Tickets: £12 (concessions £10, family of 4 £40).


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South Pacific in Concert

Wed 13th and Thu 14th August 2014 at 7:30pm. Tickets: £10 (£9 concessions, children £5).


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Alan Bennett's Talking Heads

Saturday 16th August 2014 at 7:30pm. Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions, children 12 and over £5).


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Showaddywaddy - 40 years of Hits

Friday 22nd August 2014 at 7:30pm. Tickets: £20 (under 15s £10).


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Gimme Abba present... 40 Years of Abba

Friday 29th August 2014 at 7:30pm. Tickets: £15 (concessions £13, children £5).


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Bournemouth Concert Brass ... The Last Night of the Proms

Saturday 20th September 2014 at 7:30pm. Tickets: £10 (concessions £9).


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Collaborators

Saturday 27th September 2014 at 7:30pm. Tickets: £12 (concessions £10).


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Journey's End by R C Sherriff

Friday 26th September 2014 at 7:30pm. Tickets: £12 (concessions £10, children £6).


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Vienna Festival Ballet return with ... The Nutcracker

Wednesday 8th October 2014 at 7:30pm. Tickets: £18.50 (concessions £16.50, children £12).


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Passion - a gripping story of love and war 100 years apart.

Friday 10th October 2014 at 7:30pm. Tickets: £11 (concessions £9.50, student £7).


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The Ultimate Beatles Show

Saturday 25th October 2014 at 7:30pm. Tickets: £15 (£13 concession, £5 children).


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Hats Off to Led Zeppelin are back!

Friday 31st October 2014 at 7:30pm. Tickets: £15 (£13 concession).


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Jethro - The Legend at Large

Friday 21st November 2014 at 7:30pm. All tickets: £19.50.


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Richard Digance - Live on Stage

Saturday 6th December 2014 at 7:30pm. All tickets: £16.50.


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Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie (15)

Monday 28th Jul 2014 - Friday 1st Aug 2014
7:30 pm

Run time: 94 mins
Genre: Comedy
Release date: 27th June 2014
Starring: Brendan O'Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Nick Nevern
Director: Ben Kellett

Plot Synopsis

A comedy feature based on the TV series, about a Dublin market trader whose livelihood comes under threat when a ruthless developer tries to buy the market.

More information, images and trailers at IMDB

 

Swanage Drama Company present... It Runs in the Family

Tuesday 5th Aug 2014 - Thursday 7th Aug 2014
7:30 pm

Swanage Drama Company present
” It Runs In The Family”
by Ray Cooney

This is a fast-moving production set in a doctors’ common room in St Andrew’s hospital in London. Just as Dr Mortimore is about to deliver a life-changing speech, an old flame from his antics in the sluice room 18 years ago turns up with his love child. His colleague Dr Bonney bears the brunt of Dr Mortimore’s attempts to keep his wife and the hospital authorities from finding out. As if this isn’t complicated enough, young Dr Connolly is trying to sort out the annual Christmas pantomime complete with costumes while a police sergeant is on the trail of he’s not sure what! A senile patient is wandering about unsure of who or where he is and Matron is trying to hold things together even though she is perched on a window ledge several floors up and at the wrong end of a syringe full of tranquillizer. 

Book your tickets early for this hilarious medical, rib-tickling riot of farce.

Tickets: £9 (concessions £8, children £5)

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War Horse (12a)

Friday 8th Aug 2014
7:30 pm

Genre: Drama / War
Release date: 13th January 2012
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Emily Watson
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Distributor: Dreamworks / Disney

Plot Synopsis

To commemorate the centenary of the entry of Britain into World War I on 4th August 1914 The Mowlem presents in tribute, War Horse, an epic adventure for audiences of all ages directed by Steven Spielberg.

Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, War Horse begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets - British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter - before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man's Land. The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse - an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. War Horse is one of the great stories of friendship and war.

More information, images and trailers at IMDB

There is only one showing and on this occasion allocated seats can be booked in advance.

Tickets: £6; £5 concessions; children £4

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Live Action Wrestling

Saturday 9th Aug 2014
7:00 pm

 

The stars of LDN Wrestling are coming for a night of action packed drama!

Don’t miss out with top names including British Heavyweight Champion the popular Alan Lee Travis , Pirate Paul Malen, the Masked Man of Mystery the Dark Lord and many more.

Post show you will also get the chance to meet the stars and maybe even grab yourself a souvenir or two!

See the highest quality, fastest paced, non-stop wrestling action ever seen on these shores!

You won’t want to miss this fantastic action packed wrestling family night out!

Doors 7pm Bell time 7.30pm

Tickets: £12 (£10 concession - £40 Family of 4)

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South Pacific Concert

Wednesday 13th Aug 2014 - Thursday 14th Aug 2014
7:30 pm

Swanage Musical Theatre Company (amateur) is presenting at the Mowlem an evening of excerpts from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s popular musical South Pacific.

For those unfamiliar with the story it is set on a South Pacific island, during WWII, centred around two unlikely relationships struggling against prejudices of the time. Racial and cultural prejudice affects both relationships as does the issue of age. All this unfolds in the gritty arena of a war zone, creating its own tensions. As with all musicals, there are moments of comedy alongside the pathos.

Whilst not the full ‘show’, this production is more than just a concert, interspersing some of the dialogue alongside cleverly worked versions of the songs from this classic musical including “Bali Ha’”, “Some Enchanted Evening” and “There is Nothin’ like a Dame”.

Tickets: £10 (concessions £9, children £5)

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Walking On Sunshine (12a)

Friday 15th Aug 2014
2:30 pm

Run time: 97 mins
Genre: Musical / Romance 
Release date: 27th June 2014
Starring: Annabel Scholey, Greg Wise, Leona Lewis
Director: Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini

Plot Synopsis

Set to the greatest hits of 80s, Walking on Sunshine is the feel-good musical. After a whirlwind romance, Maddie, fresh from a long term relationship, is preparing to marry gorgeous Raf and has invited her sister Taylor to the wedding in Italy. Unbeknownst to Maddie, however, Raf is Taylor's ex-holiday flame, and the love of her life...and that is just one of the set-backs on their road to happy ever after... The musical features 80s pop classics such as Human League's 'Don't You Want Me Baby', Madonna's 'Holiday', Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', and Wham's 'Wake Me Up Before You Go Go' to name but a few.

More information, images and trailers at IMDB

Walking On Sunshine (12a)

Friday 15th Aug 2014
7:30 pm

 

Run time: 97 mins
Genre: Musical / Romance 
Release date: 27th June 2014
Starring: Annabel Scholey, Greg Wise, Leona Lewis
Director: Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini

Plot Synopsis

Set to the greatest hits of 80s, Walking on Sunshine is the feel-good musical. After a whirlwind romance, Maddie, fresh from a long term relationship, is preparing to marry gorgeous Raf and has invited her sister Taylor to the wedding in Italy. Unbeknownst to Maddie, however, Raf is Taylor's ex-holiday flame, and the love of her life...and that is just one of the set-backs on their road to happy ever after... The musical features 80s pop classics such as Human League's 'Don't You Want Me Baby', Madonna's 'Holiday', Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', and Wham's 'Wake Me Up Before You Go Go' to name but a few.

More information, images and trailers at IMDB

Talking Heads

Saturday 16th Aug 2014
7:30 pm

Following the success of Alan Ayckbourn's Neighbourhood Watch earlier in the year - ImpAct Theatre are preparing a new production which they will bring to The Mowlem on Saturday 16th August.

This will be an evening of three of Alan Bennett's 'Talking Heads'; and the programme will consist of -

Her Big Chance
A Chip in the Sugar
A Lady of Letters

Alan Bennett is one of Britain's best-loved and most highly acclaimed writers and these three Talking Heads originally written for television are now brought to you by ImpAct Theatre who have gained a reputation over the years for producing challenging and quality theatre of a high standard.

An evening not to be missed.

Tickets: £12 (£10 concession - Children 12 and over £5)

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Walking On Sunshine (12a)

Sunday 17th Aug 2014 - Thursday 21st Aug 2014
7:30 pm

Run time: 97 mins
Genre: Musical / Romance 
Release date: 27th June 2014
Starring: Annabel Scholey, Greg Wise, Leona Lewis
Director: Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini

Plot Synopsis

Set to the greatest hits of 80s, Walking on Sunshine is the feel-good musical. After a whirlwind romance, Maddie, fresh from a long term relationship, is preparing to marry gorgeous Raf and has invited her sister Taylor to the wedding in Italy. Unbeknownst to Maddie, however, Raf is Taylor's ex-holiday flame, and the love of her life...and that is just one of the set-backs on their road to happy ever after... The musical features 80s pop classics such as Human League's 'Don't You Want Me Baby', Madonna's 'Holiday', Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', and Wham's 'Wake Me Up Before You Go Go' to name but a few.

More information, images and trailers at IMDB

 

Walking On Sunshine (12a)

Monday 18th Aug 2014
2:30 pm

Run time: 97 mins
Genre: Musical / Romance 
Release date: 27th June 2014
Starring: Annabel Scholey, Greg Wise, Leona Lewis
Director: Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini

Plot Synopsis

Set to the greatest hits of 80s, Walking on Sunshine is the feel-good musical. After a whirlwind romance, Maddie, fresh from a long term relationship, is preparing to marry gorgeous Raf and has invited her sister Taylor to the wedding in Italy. Unbeknownst to Maddie, however, Raf is Taylor's ex-holiday flame, and the love of her life...and that is just one of the set-backs on their road to happy ever after... The musical features 80s pop classics such as Human League's 'Don't You Want Me Baby', Madonna's 'Holiday', Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', and Wham's 'Wake Me Up Before You Go Go' to name but a few.

More information, images and trailers at IMDB

 

Showaddywaddy - 40 years of Hits

Friday 22nd Aug 2014
7:30 pm

70s popsters recreating the music of the 50s. Showaddywaddy were one of the biggest successes of the 70s and dominated the British charts with their releases including the smash number 1 hit Under The Moon Of Love. Wham-a-lang-a-ding-dang - you know it makes sense! Dave Bartram recently stood down as lead singer but continues to manage the band, with founding members Romeo Challenger and Rod Deas plus Paul Dixon. New members are Andy Pelos on lead vocals, Rob Hewins (drums/guitars/vocals) and Dean Loach (keyboards/vocals).

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of Showaddywaddy’s debut single, “Hey Rock And Roll”, released in April 1974 and which reached number 2 in the singles charts. 1974 also saw the band have two other hits with “Rock And Roll Lady” and “Hey Mr Christmas”, not to mention numerous TV appearances as the band swept into the first full year in their professional career in amazing style.

You can see them at the O2 on 26th June or come to The Mowlem on 22nd August.

Tickets: £20, under 15s £10

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Postman Pat: The Movie (U)

Saturday 23rd Aug 2014 - Thursday 28th Aug 2014
2:30 pm

Run time: 88 mins
Genre: Animation / Comedy / Family 
Release date: 23rd May 2014
Starring: Jim Broadbent, Jane Carr, Robin Atkin Downes
Director: Mike Disa

Plot Synopsis

A veteran postman finds his beliefs challenged after he enters a TV talent show competition.

More information, images and trailers at IMDB

Transformers: Age of Extinction (12a)

Saturday 23rd Aug 2014 - Thursday 28th Aug 2014
7:00 pm

Run time: 165 mins
Genre: Action / Adventure /  Sci-Fi
Release date: 5th July 2014
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor
Director: Michael Bay

Plot Synopsis

A mechanic and his family join the Autobots as they are targeted by a bounty hunter from another world.

More information, images and trailers at IMDB

 

40 Years of Abba

Friday 29th Aug 2014
7:30 pm

Stemming from the success of the Eurovision Song contest in April 1974, Abba had nine UK number one hits. Their popularity has grown exponentially over the years and they are now the third biggest selling band of all time. Abba’s enormously successful career led to their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.

Gimme Abba have performed this fabulous tribute for over 14 years. The band have enjoyed shows and festivals worldwide with performances in France, Holland, Germany, Cyprus, Malta, Spain, Brazil, Portugal and nationwide in the United Kingdom, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Wight.

The show comes with a repertoire that draws from the greatest hits of Sweden's most famous export. This complete and superb Abba tribute show will bring back the memories of that golden Abba era, packed with all the popular Abba songs everyone knows and loves.

The show has developed over the years into more than just another Abba tribute - the humour, energy and enjoyment generated on stage delights audiences and provides a light hearted side to the show, without compromising any of the wonderful Abba music known and loved by millions. Included are many costume changes and choreographed dance routines that along with four-part vocal harmonies re-create that original Abba party feel.

This show is suitable for all age groups.

Tickets: £15, £13 concessions, £5 child

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Bournemouth Concert Brass ... The Last Night of the Proms

Saturday 20th Sep 2014
7:30 pm

Bournemouth Concert Brass is Dorset's finest brass ensemble with a fine tradition of top quality brass banding. The band invite you to join them in an evening of finer traditional brass band music culminating in a finale paying tribute to the world famous "Last Night of the Proms".

All the renowned favourites will encourage you to raise your voice and join the band in Land of Hope and Glory, Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and other recognisable prom themes.
Bournemouth Concert Brass have their home in the URC Eastcliff church in Bournemouth and as well as travelling throughout the UK to take part in band competitions during the year, the band takes great pleasure in hosting local concerts in the Dorset area. Last year the band was privileged to be granted use of the Bournemouth Coat of Arms as it's logo.

Full details about the band, its history, players and diary for 2014, can be found at http://www.bournemouthconcertbrass.co.uk

Tickets: £10, £9 concessions

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Journey's End

Friday 26th Sep 2014
7:30 pm

To mark the centenary of World War 1 FMP Theatre proudly presents “Journey's End“ the ‘TONY’ award winning play by R C Sherriff.

Set over the course of four days leading up to a massive German attack on the British trenches in 1917, Journey's End charts the tension and claustrophobia as the new recruit to the company, Lieutenant Raleigh, discovers that Captain Stanhope, his former childhood friend and hero, has changed almost beyond recognition.

RC Sherriff's ground-breaking play remains one of the most powerful and successful pieces of modern drama and one of the most acclaimed examples of literature that deals with the tragedy and horror of conflict.
Journey's End is a 1928 drama, the seventh of English playwright R. C. Sherriff. It was first performed at the Apollo Theatre in London by the Incorporated Stage Society on 9th December 1928, starring a young Laurence Olivier, and soon moved to other West End theatres for a two-year run. It was included in Burns Mantle's The Best Plays of 1928–1929. The piece quickly became internationally popular, with numerous productions and tours in English and other languages. A 1930 film version was followed by other adaptations, and the play influenced other playwrights, including Noël Coward.

"The greatest of all war plays"
Hannen Swaffer, The Daily Express

"The play draws its power from the detail...incomparably moving"
Georgina Brown, Daily Mail

“We are paying tribute to the millions who fought in one of the biggest conflicts the world has ever seen, sharing with audiences a glimpse of the horror and tragedy of life in the trenches, and the bond of brotherhood that can only be forged in the furnace of war.”
Richard Batt, Artistic Director, FMP Theatre
 

Tickets: £12, concessions £10, children £6

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Collaborators

Saturday 27th Sep 2014
7:30 pm

Directed by Paul Nelson with permission from Samuel French.

Arena Theatre return to the Mowlem with this razor sharp play from the pen of John Hodge (Shallow Grave, Trainspotting). Moscow 1938. A dangerous place to have a sense of humour; even more so a sense of freedom. Mikhail Bulgakov, living among dissidents, stalked by secret police, has both. And then he's offered a poisoned chalice: a commission to write about Stalin to celebrate his 60th birthday.

Inspired by historical fact, Collaborators embarks on a surreal journey into the fevered imagination of the writer as he loses himself in a macabre and disturbingly funny relationship with the omnipotent subject of his drama.

Tickets: £12, concessions £10

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The Nutcracker - Vienna Festival Ballet

Wednesday 8th Oct 2014
7:30 pm

Returning to Swanage by popular demand, following a number of successful performances, including Sleeping Beauty earlier this year, Vienna Festival Ballet’s The Nutcracker promises to be a delightful treat for ballet fans and interested observers alike. The performances also offer an ideal opportunity to introduce children to the art and skills of ballet.
The enchanting tale of The Nutcracker is one of the best-loved ballets and centres around Clara and her nutcracker doll, which magically transforms into a princely soldier. Their adventures see the Prince and Clara combat the Mouse King and join the Sugar Plum Fairy for a wonderful trip to a Kingdom made entirely of sweets.

The Vienna Festival Ballet was founded in 1980 by the vastly experienced Austrian dancer and artistic director, Peter Mallek. They use talented international dancers, giving a vitality, energy and freshness to every performance.

In this, their 34th anniversary year their casts and productions are sure to thrill against the glorious music background of ballet’s best loved composer Tchaikovsky.

Tickets: £18.50, concessions £16.50, children £12

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Passion

Friday 10th Oct 2014
7:30 pm

AsOne Theatre Company present PASSION – a gripping story of love and war 100 years apart.
‘A modern family comes to terms with the loss of their son in Afghanistan with huge strength, another young combatant fights an invisible injury back on ‘civvy’ street. Great War stories are cleverly intertwined – has anything changed?
Passion integrates genuine memories, original live music and song to create a poignant, sometimes funny, vivid and surprising take on the effect of war on combatants and families alike 100 years apart. ‘
2014 marks the 100 anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War and the planned exit from the current war in Afghanistan. In recognition of these historic events AsOne Theatre Company’s new play ‘Passion’ is touring throughout seven counties.
Tickets: £11, concessions £9.50, students £7

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The Ultimate Beatles Tribute Show

Saturday 25th Oct 2014
7:30 pm

Taking audiences through the Beatles' career, performing all the classic songs live whilst in character as the Beatles.

If you love The Beatles then you will find a Beatles tribute band that takes you back in time by recreating the sights and sounds of the legends you know and love.

With Ultimate Beatles, you aren't just getting a Beatles tribute band; you are getting the Ultimate Beatles Experience. From classic period costumes to authentic instruments, you can relive the swinging sixties in style and step back in time with a Beatles tribute band that looks as good as it sounds. The many Beatles songs in their repertoire include:

She Loves You, Twist and Shout, Can't Buy Me Love, A Hard Day's Night, Help!, We Can Work It Out, Hello Goodbye, Hey Jude, and many, many more...

Tickets: £15 (£13 concessions, children £5)

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Hats Off to Led Zeppelin

Friday 31st Oct 2014
7:30 pm

Bandwagon Productions & Warren Grant present ‘Hats off to Led Zeppelin’ 

- A stunning tribute to the greatest rock band ever! You’ll feel like you’ve travelled back in time when you experience these four top class musicians on stage, recreating Led Zeppelin’s magical concerts.

Featuring Peter Eldridge from the West End production of We Will Rock You; Jack Tanner and Kevin Oliver Jones from the world tours of Thriller Live and Dancing in the Streets; and Simon Wicker as Bonzo incarnate, they play all the right instruments and hit all the right notes in this explosive live show.

As well as being winners at the National Tribute Awards 2013 and the ONLY UK tribute act officially endorsed by Marshall amplifiers they are proud to be co-managed by Warren Grant, the son of legendary Led Zeppelin manager, Peter Grant, who said after seeing them live: 'You guys really did the band justice!'

Dave Lewis from Tightbutloose magazine said: ‘Hats Off went down a storm… delivered in a no messin' style… play it they did and rock we did!’ - 'Shut your eyes and you would think you were listening to the real thing!’

Come and join the fun!

Tickets: £15 (£13 concession)

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Jethro - The Legend at Large

Friday 21st Nov 2014
7:30 pm

Cornish comedy legend Jethro is back, as large as life, and on tour in 2014 with his very own unique brand of irresistible West Country tales for a fun-filled night of adult comedy.

Jethro promises more tear-jerking, farcical stories featuring his old mates Denzil and Slip Along Trevaskis, as well as hilarious tales from his extensive repertoire and his successful career in TV and theatre.

Cornwall’s best-loved comic takes a very alternative look at life – in only the way he can!  Don’t miss it! 

Tickets: £19.50

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Richard Digance - Live on Stage

Saturday 6th Dec 2014
7:30 pm

Many people sing, play guitar and tell stories but not many have supported Steve Martin, Robin Williams or played a guitar duet with Brian May of Queen, Richard Digance has.

ROARING SUCCESS AT EDINBURGH FESTIVAL!!!!

* * * * * FIVE STAR (TOP RATING) EDINBURGH REPORTER * * * * EDINBURGH HERALD** * * THREE WEEKS

PICK OF THE FRINGE - MERVYN STUTTER REVIEW ; RECORD COLLECTOR-OCTOBER 2013 - NEW ALBUM 'THIS IS GREAT BRITAIN

'Richard Digance, hilarious, sentimental, irreverent and, above all, ours' - Mike Atherton

‘Richard Digance is simply a national treasure’Bob Harris.

Tickets: £16.50

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