Live Performances

Here's a list of our forthcoming Live events, we hope to see you there!

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Everything Fitz

Meet the Fitzgeralds~ a family group consisting of fiddling and step dancing sensations – Tom, Kerry & Julie Fitzgerald. These siblings, from Canada’s renowned Ottawa Valley, have come a long way from their small town roots. Featuring 3-time Canadian Grandmaster Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions, this unique act features high-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing. It is the rare combination of exceptional musicianship, incomparable step dancing, audience interaction, evident love of performing, and genuine sibling connection that resonates with audiences of all ages and sets this group apart

Age Range: all ages

www.thefitzgeralds.net

Francesca Millican Slater
My Dearest Girls - The Letters Book

Discovered in the Shropshire Archives, a book of letters sent during 1917-1920 between a group of six young Shropshire women reveals their everyday lives as farmers, office workers, factory hands, nurses and teachers. This document has directly inspired and informed this show. There is gossip and hint of scandal, reprimands and reprisals, tales of dancing for royalty, fiancés on the frontline and how to feed 100 chickens while on rations. Warm and witty story telling combining character, live music and a touch of cabaret. Adults and teenagers.

Age Range: age 12+

www.francescamillicanslater.co.uk

Laboratorium Pieśni

Using traditional, polyphonic singing this fabulous all female group perform songs from all over the world, mainly: Ukraine, Balkans, Poland, Belarus, Georgia, Scandinavia and many other places. They sing a capella as well as with shaman drums and other ethnic instruments (shruti box, kalimba, flute, gong, zaphir and koshi chimes, singing bowls, rattles etc.), adding voice improvisations, inspired by sounds of nature, often intuitive, wild and feminine.

http://laboratoriumpiesni.pl/en/

Malcolm & Josh Green
Gone Cuckoo

It’s shortly after dawn on the North York Moors and a male Cuckoo is having a tiny radio transmitter strapped to his back. A few weeks later he will have flown thousands of miles south, 5km up over the Sahara Desert, sending signals back to England as he travels through Libya, Chad and Congo. For thousands of years the Cuckoo has been part of folklore and its call present in songs, poems and stories. But now this bird is threatened in England and we may soon stop hearing that iconic ‘cuck-coo’. A storyteller and musician follow the trail of this creature with its special place in our culture as bringer of spring.

Age Range: 8+

www.malcolm-green.co.uk

Mary Keith
Heartland - Mary Keith

Come and sing with composer and choir director Mary Keith. Mary will teach unique new choral music that is both inspired by the Shropshire Hills and created in situ. There are both indoor and outdoor sessions across the south Shropshire hills – come to any or all, join with others to make a sound to celebrate our fabulous landscape. All sessions are free as part of the Heartland project.

Age Range: All welcome

Montreal Guitar Trio
Danzas

Montreal Guitar Trio marry passionate virtuosity with a stealthy sense of humour and include a mix of rearranged classical pieces, well known covers adapted for three guitars, some original compositions, jazz numbers and world music discoveries. They occasionally add their voices to the guitars when performing great popular classics like The Beatles or Radiohead. For over 15 years, the trio have toured globally: audiences love their interaction, virtuosity, creativity, wit and warmth.

Age Range: All ages

www.stationbleue.com

Open Sky
Hairy Fairy Tails

Open Sky proudly present their new show…Hairy Fairy Tails! Classic fairy stories retold as never before through rhyme, song, music, puppetry, mime and magical transformations. Rapunzel’s sick of people going on about her hair so she takes matters into her own hands. Janet rescues Tomlin from the wild woodland fairies by giving him a cuddle – even when he turns into a wolf, a snake and a burning stick. Goldilocks is scared of the three bears so very surprised to find that they’re totally terrified by her. The Nanny Goats Tuff aren't taking any nonsense from the Rock n' Roll Troll. The stories offer simple life lessons for girls and boys; be yourself, be kind, be open minded and be brave. Fabulous furry fun for all. Hairy not scary for ages 3+.

Age Range: age 3+ and families

www.openskyahead.co.uk

Open Sky
Scorched

A decorated WWII veteran of a bloody desert war sits in the armchair of his rest home, his memories tattooed upon his body. Dementia strikes. Ink comes alive as stories of love and war. Once more his mind turns to the desert sands. 'Scorched' uses new writing, physical theatre, projection, sound design and music to create a challenging and beautiful piece, and was inspired by the writer’s grandfather’s life.

Age Range: age 12+

www.openskyahead.co.uk

Pop-Up Opera
The Secret Marriage: Il Matrimonio Segreto

An 18th-century Italian comic opera by Domenico Cimarosa, strongly influenced by Mozart. With comic intrigues and confusions, the story is about following your heart, and makes a perfect summer opera, filled with the special Pop-up Opera humour, sparkle and fun. Its premiere was the occasion of the longest encore in operatic history; Leopold II was so delighted that he ordered supper served to the company and the entire opera repeated immediately after! With Pop Up Opera it doesn’t matter if you know the story, they whisk you away with sublime singing and delight you with their contemporary comic captions.

www.popupopera.co.uk

Stan's Café
Heartland - The Camp

Stan’s Cafe is a highly acclaimed theatre company based in the West Midlands that has spent more than 25 years playfully exploring new theatrical ideas and sharing them with audiences around the world. Inspired by the Shropshire Hills the artist will organise and lead a temporary camp for one weekend. They will live there in costume, welcoming visitors to join them in the life of the camp, helping visitors imagine a post-apocalyptic state, echoing an Iron Age way of living. Visitors can drop in, with a limited number of places available for those who wish to sleep over and bivvy outdoors. The booking for this will be live as soon as the location for the camp is confirmed.

http://www.stanscafe.co.uk/

Tayo Aluko & Friends
Call Mr Robeson. A life, with songs

A roller coaster journey through actor, singer, activist Paul Robeson’s remarkable and eventful life highlighting his pioneering and heroic political activism. It features much fiery oratory and some of his famous songs, including a dramatic rendition of the iconic "Ol’ Man River". Rave reviews and multiple awards from all over the world "A stunning piece of musical theatre.... high quality drama, first class singing" Fringe Review

Age Range: 12+

www.callmrrobeson.com