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Kate Tempest – SOLD OUT

Wed 19 June at 7.30pm

The Book Of Traps And Lessons Live

Wed 19 June at 7.30pm

The Book Of Traps And Lessons Live

A handful of words often tell you everything you need to know. When asked, who is Kate Tempest? She gives a brief, albeit telling answer…
“Kate Tempest is the words,” she responds.


For a woman whose public life remains rooted in poetic magnetism, five words serve as an apropos summation. Yet, her actions beg you to surmise so much more.


That’s because you haven’t ever seen, heard, or experienced anyone quite like her. Tempest uncovers the missing link between the Golden Ages of literature and hip-hop. The London-born BRIT Award-nominated spoken word artist, rapper, poet, novelist, and playwright rhymes with a century-turning fury. Since her emergence in 2011, she has redefined what it means to be a wordsmith in the Modern Age. To date, she has published three poetry collections, staged three plays, and released two studio albums—Everybody Down (shortlisted for the 2014 Mercury Prize), and Let Them Eat Chaos (shortlisted for the 2017 Mercury Prize). Along the way, she entranced audiences on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, NPR’s “Tiny Desk,” and more. Not to mention, she garnered widespread critical acclaim from The New York Times, The New Yorker, Forbes, and more, to name a few.

In the midst of this whirlwind journey, she performed a passage of her popular 75-minute narrative poem, Brand New Ancients, on Charlie Rose. Legendary producer and American Recordings founder Rick Rubin caught the show, tracked down her phone number, and made a call. This set a series of events in motion that led to her 2019 debut for American, The Book of Traps and Lessons. However, she took a bit of a creative detour to get there by releasing Let Them Eat Chaos first. “We were trying to find the right tone for The Book of Traps and Lessons,” she admits. “The demos were great, but they weren’t right for what we wanted to do together. So, we put The Book of Traps and Lessons on hold and made Let Them Eat Chaos instead. We couldn’t have made this record without making Let Them Eat Chaos. We couldn’t have made Let Them Eat Chaos without trying to make The Book of Traps and Lessons.”


Along the way, the producer pushed Tempest into new territory. Over the course of five years since their initial call, her process markedly evolved. She increased the attention to detail and working with Dan Carey, she developed an enriched perspective that would invariably inform the entire body of work “Rick has such an intense ear that when he listens to you, you hear things in your own work that you had no idea were there – both strengths and weaknesses,” she explains. “He encouraged me to look for the ‘essential’ in my own practice, to turn everything that wasn’t integral down, and get closer to the core of things. Dan and I generated a lot of demos finding what he was looking for – this freedom from the beat. When we had a breakthrough, it was intense. I just felt elation. ‘Hold Your Own’ was the first song that really made sense to us. That helped to determine the direction of the whole thing. My vision for the album as a whole, thematically, came into being after the vision for the album as a form, which is the first time I’ve made music that way.”

As a result, the tracks comprise a narrative thread. Intentionally cryptic and often obtuse, her delivery lights a fire on the opener “Thirsty” that burns brightly through the conclusion “People’s Faces.” Meant to be listened to as a suite in one sitting, it never explains “what is hopefully implicit,” but rather encourages and provokes a gut reaction in the most unexpected manner via “the words”.


Ultimately, she fosters a lasting connection between those words.
“I hope that people feel connected,” she leaves off. “I hope they connect with the work, and that this connection enables them to connect with themselves, and that this connection encourages a deeper connection to others. It might sound like high hopes. At this stage in the game, you have to know your motives. Otherwise, why even try?”

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Rhiannon

Friday 25 October at 7.30pm

The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac!

Friday 25 October at 7.30pm

The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac!

Rhiannon – The ultimate tribute to Fleetwood Mac, full members singing with Stevie Nicks in this 2 hour show not to be missed by any Fleetwood Mac fan!

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Luther Vandross Celebration

Saturday 2 November at 7.30pm

Luther Vandross the legend lives on

Saturday 2 November at 7.30pm

Luther Vandross the legend lives on

The World’s premier show in celebration of ‘The Velvet Voice’ – Luther Vandross. Experience all the hits from his amazing career, culminating over 40 million album sales and eight Grammy Awards, including many of the greatest dance anthems and love songs ever written. Fronted by international Luther Vandross tribute Harry Cambridge and his 10 piece band!

‘Never Too Much’, ‘Here and Now’, ‘Give Me the Reason’, ‘I Really didn’t mean it’, ‘Stop to Love’, ‘So Amazing’, ‘The Best Things in Life Are Free’, ‘Always and Forever’, ‘Endless Love’, ‘Ain’t No stoppin’ Us Now’, ‘Your Secret Love’, ‘Shine’, ‘The Closer I Get To You’, ‘Love The One You’re With’, ‘Any Love’, ‘Superstar’, ‘Until You Come Back to Me’, ‘Dance with My Father’ and many many more

Luther Vandross – the legend lives on.

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Abba Gold

Friday 22 November at 7.30pm

The ultimate feel-good ABBA theatre show

Friday 22 November at 7.30pm

The ultimate feel-good ABBA theatre show

A fantastic 5 piece who have toured over 40 countries and counting playing to over 3 million people. Expect a thrilling two hours of fun, energetic musical performances with a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle.

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Let The Music Play

Saturday 1 February 2020 at 7.30pm

Celebrating the Music of Barry White

Saturday 1 February 2020 at 7.30pm

Celebrating the Music of Barry White

Celebrating the music of Barry White

Direct from the USA, it’s the critically-acclaimed Barry White revue starring the big man with the big voice – William Hicks.

You’re the First, the Last, My Everything; Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe; You See the Trouble with Me; Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up; Just the Way You Are; What Am I Gonna Do With You; I’ll Do for You Anything You Want Me To; Baby, We Better Try to Get it Together; Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long; Sho’You Right and, of course, Let the Music Play. . . you’re never more than a song away from another million-selling hit.

Hailing from Atlanta Georgia, William’s mesmerising stage presence effortlessly recreates the distinctive style and silky-smooth bass-baritone vocals of the three-time Grammy Award-winner.

Joined on stage by his Soul Unlimited Orchestra and support – the stunning Motown trio The Supreme Dreamgirls – with incredible attention to detail, this show has really “got it together”.

If you love soul and Motown you will love this, book your seats now!

100 million records sold, 20 gold and 10 platinum singles – the world loves Barry White and Barry White loved the world

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