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

Toddlers’ Storytime at the Book Fayre

Wednesday December 7th is the day for another session of theatrical mayhem and fun at the Book Fayre, with Kirsty from Rhubarb theatre. Come along for music, theatre and fun activities from 2 to 3pm. Pop in to the shop to book or call 01526 354501. The cost is £4.00 per child over 2 years old.

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Wolds Words Festival 2016

wolds_words_2016_150The Wolds Words Festival is back again in October, celebrating the rich, diverse and unique culture of rural Lincolnshire. This year Horncastle features for the first time, joining the traditional venues in Louth, Spilsby and Alford.

 

In Horncastle the Community Cinema Club offers film screenings in the Stanhope Hall on 19th October and 23rd November. For the details visit their website or email thestanhopehall@hotmail.uk.  The club is operated for the benefit of the community by a small dedicated team of volunteers who aim to show a wide range of films. Tickets are available from The Horncastle Music Shop or on the door.

Elsewhere in East Lindsey Continue reading

Satire, apples, Lancasters and gardens

Some more suggestions for things to do within easy traveling distance from Woodhall Spa in the near future:

 

 

 

The Horncastle Theatre Company is proud to present Yes, Prime Minister, by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, directed by David Ireland, at the Lion Theatre, Bull Ring, Horncastle, Lincolnshire LN9 5HT from Wednesday 28 September to Saturday 1 October.

With the country on the brink of financial meltdown the PM is staring disaster in the face with his only apparent salvation in a morally dubious deal with the Foreign Minister of Kumranistan. Will Jim Hacker and his team of advisors be able to rescue the country from the edge? This amateur production is presented by arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD. Continue reading