“Remembrance” – a documentary play at the Broadbent Theatre

Remembrance is an original documentary play written specially for the Broadbent Theatre, Wickenby. It tells the story of the Conscientious Objectors who set up Pacifist Farm Communities in Legsby and Holton cum Beckering during World War 2. Many of them were involved in the founding of the Broadbent Theatre and many of their families remain active members of the local community today.

You can catch the play on 6th December at 7.30 and 10th December at 4.30. There’s more background information and a booking link here.

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Great Expectations at the Petwood

Sunday 27th August at 6:30pm: Lincoln based Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Charles Dickens’ unforgettable story of love, family and friendship set in the depths of Victorian England. From the haunting marshlands of Kent to the bustling streets of Victorian London, this epic tale follows the fortunes of a young Pip as he falls in love, finds his fortune and makes his way in the world.

This  classic tale is brought to life with traditional music, full period costume and a whole host of colourful characters, from the convict Magwitch to the elusive Estelle and of course, the eccentric and mysterious Miss Havisham. Join family and friends to follow Pip’s adventures of discovery and expectation in Dickens’ best loved tale, presented in one of the UK’s most beautiful open-air venues.

Buy your tickets online or call the Petwood reservation team on 01526 352411 and select option 1. Continue reading

From the Woodhall Spa notice boards, July 2017

Understandably, most new notices this month have something to do with next weekend’s famous 1940s festival. If you are planning to take part, you can find out more about this major event here.

Here are some alternative attractions that caught my eye:

 

July 12

The Holiday Proms – Sing for Britain

A concert by the Spa Singers, at St. Peter’s Hall. 7.30, admission £5 (£3 under 18s). Call 01526 860373 Continue reading

Steptoe and Son on stage near you

Fancy an evening with the famous rag-and-bone men of Shepherd’s Bush? Lincolnshire-based Hambledon Productions are bringing them back to life at the Broadbent Theatre in Wickenby this Saturday, March 18, and at the Red Lion Theatre in Horncastle on April 6. You can book online here

“Hambledon Productions was established in 2007 by brother and sister team John and Rachael Hewer. The company is based in Lincolnshire and produces a wide range of eclectic work while striving to take theatre into communities that may not have the opportunity to experience new theatre productions. Continue reading

Sherlock comes to Horncastle

Image courtesy SLJ BlogsHorncastle Theatre Company present Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic thriller The Hound Of The Baskervilles, adapted by Tim Kelly and directed by Priscilla Danby-Burbidge.

The play opens at the The Lion Theatre on Wednesday 29 March and runs to Saturday 1 April.  All performances start at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £7, £6 for concessions. Box Office: Horncastle Music Shop, 10 Bull Ring, Horncastle Tel: 01507 526566. Call to check latest times or cancellations. Continue reading

From the Woodhall Spa notice boards, February 2017

Spring is in the air, and there’s plenty to do in and around Woodhall Spa:

 

 

 

February 12

Up to thirty stalls of antiques, Art Deco and vintage – all at the Petwood Hotel. For details call 01754 811897. Admission £2

 

 

February 14

The Quilters Guild of the British Isles is holding a Young Quilters Workshop at St peter’s Hall, starting at 10am. For details, call Doreen Hallet on 01526  352087. Continue reading

Live performances near you

Logo: Live & LocalI recently came across a website called “Live & Local” which could be useful to anyone living or staying in or near Woodhall Spa who likes live performances. Here’s a link to the “What’s On” page, but be warned, you will be in for some tricky navigation because the site is really a search engine.

Having tried it myself, the quickest route to local gigs from the “What’s On” page is: select [Search by County], then [Lincolnshire]. Finally, to see the list of events, click on the [List Shows] button! For a narrower search choose [Search by district] then select either [East Lindsey] or another district such as [North Kesteven]

Here are two events I spotted in my [Lincolnshire] search: Continue reading