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What's On Highlights

House of Gucci
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House of Gucci is inspired by the shocking true story of the family empire behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci. Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, we see what a name means, what it’s worth, and how far a family will go for control.

Cinema | (18) | 157 minutes
15th January 20:00
19th January 20:00

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Alexia suffers a terrible skull injury and has a titanium plate fitted into her head. When she gets out of the hospital, she rejects her parents and embraces passionately the car that almost killed her . The coming years she has problems with her sexuality and meets Vincent. Vincent is a tortured man who tries to preserve his strength by injecting steroids into his aging body. Will they find a way to deal with their emotional problems?

Cannes Film Festival 2021 – Winner Palme d’Or – Julia Ducournau

Cinema | (18) | 108 minutes

14th January 20:30
15th January 20:30
16th January 17:30
19th January 20:30
20th January 17:00

The Matrix Resurrections
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Plagued by strange memories, Neo’s life takes an unexpected turn when he finds himself back inside the Matrix.

From visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski comes The Matrix Resurrections, the long-awaited fourth film in the groundbreaking franchise that redefined a genre. The new film reunites original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the iconic roles they made famous, Neo and Trinity.

Cinema | (15) | 148 minutes

22nd December 12:30, 16:00, 20:30
23rd December 12:30, 16:00, 20:30
24th December 12:30, 16:00
29th December 14:00
30th December 12:30, 16:00
12th January 15:45, 19:45
13th January 15:45 (Subtitled Screening), 20:15
14th January 16:30
15th January 16:30
19th January 16:30
20th January 20:00

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A childless couple in rural Iceland make an alarming discovery one day in their sheep barn. They soon face the consequences of defying the will of nature, in this dark and atmospheric folktale, the striking debut feature from director Valdimar Jóhannsson.

Cinema | (15) | 107 minutes |
20th January 20:30

Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen
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Following a sold out tour across Europe and Australia in 2019 and her most recent BBC stand up special Power & Chaos, Fern Brady brings her fifth solo show Brain on a nationwide tour.

As seen on Live at the Apollo, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, Roast Battle, Russell Howard, Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club. As heard on BBC Sound’s Wheel of Misfortune podcast, the News Quiz and the Now Show.

Scotsman – “She’s absolutely fearless – there’s nowhere she won’t go and nothing she won’t say on stage and she’ll switch from snarling and menacing to sweet and girlish in an instant. It’s a killer combination”

Evening Standard **** – “She is distinctively acerbic and scathing but, most importantly, hugely entertaining too.”

Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen | Starts 8pm | Tickets £16.50 | U25 & unwaged £14.50 | Theatre | Age guidance 16+

National Theatre Live: Leopoldstadt
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Regarded as ‘Britain’s greatest living playwright’ (Times), Tom Stoppard’s critically acclaimed new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann Merz, a factory owner and baptised Jew now married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world. We follow his family’s story across half a century, passing through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. A company of 40 actors represent each generation of the family in this epic, but intimate play.

Filmed live on stage in London’s West End, ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece is magnificent’ (Independent) and should not be missed.

Stage on Screen | (12A) | 140 minutes | 27th January 19:00

Starts 7pm | Tickets £15.50 | Concessions £13.50 | Screen Two | Encore Screening

The Football Monologues – with director Q&A
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Join us for a special screening of The Football Monologues hosted by director Greg Crutwell, followed by a Q&A. To enjoy 2-4-1 tickets, use the code FOOTBALL2022 at checkout!

Amongst our subjects are Kimberly (Emma Amos: Vera Drake), a straight-talking, no-nonsense businesswoman; experienced referee Colin (Mark Hadfield: Wallander), a man in his late 50’s and a stickler for the rules and Mark (Samuel Anderson: Gunpowder Milkshake, The History Boys), a professional player who should be in his prime but is feeling the pressure. Each of our subjects talks intimately to the camera, unveiling their innermost hopes and fears.

Uniquely constructed, The Football Monologues will have crossover appeal for fans of independent British cinema and football alike.

Writer, producer and director Greg Cruttwell’s film tells the stories of seven different people living in and around the beautiful game.

Cinema | (15) | 94 minutes |
28th January 20:30 (Q&a Screening)

To enjoy 2-4-1 tickets, use the code FOOTBALL2022 at checkout!

The Sharon Shannon Quartet
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Sharon Shannon is a musician who continues to surprise. While she is known for her arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and Irish-influenced compositions, she has always been eager to explore new styles, and to meet and work with other musicians. The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion ‘cool’ in her home country. She also boasts the fact that she has entertained Presidents across many countries including US Presidents at the White House and President Obama in Dublin.

While crossing–over into many genres of music, Sharon style is uniquely traditional Irish and she has been hugely influential in promoting Irish music not only in her own country but across the globe. She has had multi-platinum album sales and has had several number ones, with her album Galway Girl going platinum four times in Ireland, and the title track winning her the Meteor award two years running for the most downloaded song.

Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £20.50 | OTD £22.50 | Malt Room Seated

Shaparak Khorsandi: IT WAS THE 90s!
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The decade where Shaparak left an important part of her brain somewhere in a field in Hampshire…

From indie discos to unflattering crop tops…a trip down memory lane to the decade where ‘kinky’ was nurse roleplay and whipped cream, and Shaparak found herself flying about London with hope in her heart, a tenner in her pocket and spare knickers in her handbag. How does the decade of binge drinking and walks of shame look now without snakebite and black tinted specs?

Start 8pm | Tickets £16.50 | Theatre

Smoove & Turrell
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The story of Smoove & Turrell began in the post-millennium North East of England with a group of working-class lads and a shared passion for soul. Smoove had met keyboardist Mike Porter through the local music scene in Newcastle and recruited him for his ‘Smoove Live’ project for the label Acid Jazz. Around Mike’s house one day they overheard a neighbour singing sublime melodies in his garage with friends which turned out to be none other than a young John Turrell practicing in a band called ‘The Stevies’. After a couple of further sessions ‘scouting’ him they finally knocked on the door and had a chat and hit it off straight away.

Doors 8pm | Tickets £17.50 | OTD £19.50 | Malt Room Standing | + support Vandebilt

Brewery Arts Comedy Club
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All hail the return of Brewery Arts Comedy Club!

Kick-off the New Year in the company of some of the finest, and funniest, stand-up comedians from the UK comedy circuit, featuring Lee Kyle, Sammy Dobson, Martin Mor and Pete Otway.

Do note that lineups are subject to change.

Sammy Dobson
“Shockingly funny… observational comedy Michael McIntyre couldn’t possibly approach” – NARC Magazine

Martin Mor
Martin comes from Northern Ireland, and after a successful career as a circus performer, he turned his attention on the unsuspecting comedy circuit.

Lee Kyle
Described by the BBC as a “top up-and-coming comedy performer”, Lee Kyle has spent much of his life on a never-ending quest to never have a proper job.

Pete Otway
Since his first gig in 2010, Pete Otway has established himself quickly as a natural and original comic, known for mixing a razor-sharp wit with an affable charm and creative writing.

Starts 8pm | Tickets £14.50 | U25 & Unwaged £12.50 | Malt Room Cabaret Seating

Spaghetti Code Love | The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
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Just as the technological phrase ‘spaghetti code’ refers to the state of something unstructured and difficult to maintain, the focus of this modern tale of fragile young lives under the pressures of ambition, love, and general existence, weaves in and out of the perspectives of its multiple protagonists. Shingo (Shimizu Hiroya) has garnered mass popularity on Facebook but has no real friends. Cocoro (Miura Toko), a former aspiring musician, spends much of her time with friends whom she doesn’t actually like. After losing her love, Momoko (Sato Mutsumi) becomes addicted to telephone fortune telling…

Skilfully tracing the lives of thirteen flawed individuals, this film by first-time feature director, Maruyama Takeshi, is a sumptuous feast for the eyes, highly praised by critics and audiences alike.

Cinema | (12A) | 96 minutes |
16th February 20:30

Spaghetti Code Love | ????????·??
Directed by Maruyama Takeshi
Starring: Kura Yuki, Miura Toko, Shimizu Hiroya
Japanese Language | English Subtitles

National Theatre Live: The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage
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Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.

Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. And as the waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust: salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others.

Eighteen years after his ground breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman’s parallel universe. Broadcast live from London’s Bridge Theatre.

The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman, adapted by Bryony Lavery directed by Nicholas Hytner.

Cinema | (12A) | 180 minutes |
17th February 19:00

Nonsense Room Productions: You Choose
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Starts 2pm | Tickets £8.50 | Theatre

Based on the brilliant book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt, Nonsense Room Productions (Shark in the Park and Hairy Maclary Shows) bring you a brand new interactive musical show for all the family. But in this show – YOU CHOOSE what happens!

Using the picture book as inspiration and through a series of games and challenges each show will be unique with different characters, locations, costumes and much more every time!

Perfect for ages 2-7

“It’s all as entertainingly random as the book, particularly for those younger people in attendance. The manner in which they go about the choosing is joyous, inviting young volunteers from the audience to pick a character….” David Pollock, The List

“Quite simply, it’s fun, it’s funny, it appears a simple format but is actually clever; it’s a great family show…” Anne Hamilton, Lothian Life

Theatre - Family Friendly Duration: 60 mins Age Guidance: 2-7 years

colorless | The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
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Sarugakucho de aimasho | ??????????

Shu (Kaneko Daichi) is a fledgling photographer looking for a muse and his big break. One day at a shooting session, he meets Yuka (Ishikawa Ruka), who is also taking her first steps in a new career as a model, and unexpectedly falls for the pure yet coquettish subject of his portraits. As Shu’s career takes off at the same time as his relationship with Yuka, he gradually begins to suspect that Yuka isn’t all that he believed her to be.

Based on director Koyama Takashi’s original boy-meets-girl story, this stylish and internationally well-received film takes on the guise of a romantic plot to reveal the dark desires and ambitions that lie within human beings as the audience is lead towards a cynical climax.

Cinema | (12A) | 122 minutes |
23rd February 20:30
Sarugakucho de aimasho | ??????????
Directed by Koyama Takashi
Starring: Kaneko Daichi, Ishikawa Ruka
Japanese Language | English Subtitles

Blue | The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
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Humiliated by a thrashing given to him by a teenager, Tsuyoshi (Emoto Tokio), decides to join a boxing gym to be more attractive to women. In his discovery of a new passion for the sport, he is guided by coach Nobuto (Matsuyama Kenichi), himself a long-time practitioner and lover of boxing. Despite his burning enthusiasm, however, Nobuto continuously finds himself on the ropes, unable to win a single match. Meanwhile, his boxing mate, Kazuki (Higashide Masahiro), displays raw talent on the ring. Privately, Nobuto suppresses complex feelings towards Kazuki’s likelihood of winning this year’s championship, as well as the love he receives from Chika (Kimura Fumino), Nobuto’s childhood sweetheart. Will the efforts and enthusiasm of all three men be enough to achieve what is desired?

Blue | ???
Directed by Yoshida Keisuke
Starring: Emoto Tokio, Matsuyama Kenichi, Higashide Masahiro
Japanese Language | English Subtitles
Cinema | (15) | 107 minutes |
2nd March 20:30

Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes – with Director Q&A
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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Brass Eye, a rare opportunity to see this cult film, which will only ever be screened at these live events. Made from hundreds of hours of unseen and behind the scenes footage from his personal archive, Michael Cumming’s film shares insights into the process of making the legendary TV series Brass Eye.

Michael directed the series and both pilots and, over a two-year period, witnessed the highs and lows from a very personal perspective. Oxide Ghosts carries the blessing of Chris Morris and provides a unique glimpse of his extraordinary working practices. At these special 25th anniversary shows, in his introductions and post film Q&As, Michael both builds and shatters Brass Eye myths.

This event is a must for fans of the series but will appeal to anyone with a curiosity about how great comedy is made.

Cinema | (15) | 100 minutes |
3rd March 20:30 (Q&a Screening)

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Having closed 2019 by winning the coveted BBC Scotland Traditional Music album of the year, the band were looking forward to a busy 2020.

2020 marked a very special year in the life of Scottish folk favourites Breabach, as it was their 15th anniversary. Throughout those 15 years, the band have always looked to acknowledge and respect the origins of both the music they play and the roots of the band whilst embracing the future with new ideas, energy and belief. It is these key attributes, combined with hard work and talent, that has seen them develop into one of Scotland’s most exciting and successful folk groups. With 6 albums under their belt, a multitude of awards and a consistently full touring schedule, quite literally across the world, they look perfectly set to continue to build upon their successes.

Starts 8pm | Tickets £16.50 | Conc. £14.50 | Theatre

Life: Untitled | The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
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In the ramshackle office of one of Tokyo’s inconspicuous, low-rent escort services, the lives of the call girls waiting for their next client intersect and are laid bare in all their day-to-day humdrum, with visits to local love hotels, and the inevitable rivalries and catfights. Kano (Itoh Sairi), who acts as a caretaker for the girls, tries her best to defuse any potential drama, but their already tenuous peace is thrown into disarray when a new girl with model proportions joins the force, and the hierarchy among the girls shifts, creating a new slew of issues.

This feature film debut from Yamada Kana (head of the ROJI9 theatre company) is an adaptation of a stage play she penned herself. Rather than exploiting the stereotypes often attached to the sex industry, Yamada offers a more humanistic view of the lives of these women trying to make a living as best they know how.

Cinema | (15) | 97 minutes |
9th March 20:30
Title kyozetsu | ???????
Directed by Yamada Kana
Starring: Itoh Sairi
Japanese Language | English Subtitles

Haiku Salut: BFI Archive Short Films Live Score
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nstrumental artists Haiku Salut are famed for their mute performances, allowing the music to cast its magical spell. Here they present the world premiere of two live scores, accompanying a pair of silent shorts from the BFI Archive.

Join the “dream-pop-post-folk-neo-everything” trio for the unveiling of two original live scores to Nude Woman by Waterfall (1920) and 4 and 20 Fit Girls (1940). Funded by Film Hub North and commissioned and produced by Live Cinema UK.

“Haiku Salut are a singular musical force” MOJO

Cinema | (PG) | 110 minutes |
11th March 20:00

Brewery Arts Comedy Club
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Welcome back to another of our highly successful stand-up comedy clubs!
Fun, fun, fun, and fun. So, lots of fun then.

This months comedy lineup contains lashings of Jonathan Mayor, Lloyd Griffiths, Chris Kehoe and Lindsay Santoro!

Jonathan Mayor
Imagine a Christmas tree has just exploded over the campest Bollywood star you know and you get one of our all-time fave comedians!

Lloyd Griffith
Lloyd Griffith is a comedian, a choirboy and an aspiring goalkeeper. He’s just completed supporting Jack Whitehall and Rob Beckett on their respective sold-out UK tours including dates at Liverpool Echo, Newcastle Metro, Manchester, Leeds and Wembley Arenas and Hammersmith Apollo.

Lindsey Santoro
Lindsey Santoro has taken the circuit by storm since making her debut in 2014.

Chris Kehoe
Award-winning Bolton-born comedian, Chris uses his intuitive intellect and acerbic wit to engage audiences with material that is both clever and funny.

Starts 8pm | Tickets £14.50 | U25 & unwaged £12.50 | Malt Room Cabaret Seating | Age Guidance 18+

The Billy Joel ALBUMS SHOW starring Elio Pace and David Brown
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The ALBUMS SHOW is BACK… for a THIRD time!

TWO MORE classic Billy Joel albums performed in their entirety… in ONE sensational show.

Following the incredible success of the previous two ALBUMS SHOW tours, the award winning Elio Pace and his amazing band return in March 2022, this time performing two more Billy Joel classic albums in their entirety, STREETLIFE SERENADE and 52nd STREET.

And if that wasn’t thrilling enough for Billy Joel fans, Elio and his band are delighted to be bringing back their very special guest, direct from the USA… legendary lead guitarist, David Brown. David played lead guitar in Billy Joel’s band from 1978 until 1991 and also went on to record and tour with many music icons including Paul McCartney and Simon and Garfunkel.

Elio Pace’s ‘BILLY JOEL ALBUMS SHOW’ featuring David Brown really is a night of world-class musicianship and ingenious songwriting you simply cannot miss!

The Billy Joel ALBUMS SHOW starring Elio Pace and David Brown | Start 7.30pm | Tickets £31.50 | Theatre

The House of the Lost on the Cape | The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
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Cruelly mistreated by fortune, two young girls – seventeen-year-old Yui (voiced by Ashida Mana) and eight-year-old Hiyori (voiced by Awano Sari) – have both become separated from their families. Lost, with no place to go and trying to find somewhere to call home, they come across a strange old lady, Kiwa (voiced by Otake Shinobu), who offers them her hospitality at her shabby but well-kept home – a mayoiga (old Japanese folkloric concept). The house’s close proximity to the sea, and the opportunity to start afresh that it brings, slowly breathe new life into the girls. Then, one day, mysterious beings referred to by Kiwa as ‘fushigitto’ begin showing up…

Ten years after the Great East Japan Earthquake in Tohoku, as a result of which many people lost their lives and homes, Kawatsura Shinya directs this brand-new animation feature adapted from Kashiwaba Sachiko’s novel, paying tribute to the area and its people. This is a heart-warming story of new beginnings and childhood wonder.

Cinema | (12A) | 105 minutes |
16th March 20:30
Misaki no Mayoiga | ??????
Directed by Kawatsura Shinya
Starring: Ashida Mana, Awano Sari, Otake Shinobu
Japanese Language | English Subtitles

©Sachiko Kashiwaba, Kodansha/2021 The House of the Lost on the Cape Committee

Buzzcocks + Support
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Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto formed Buzzcocks in Bolton in February 1976. The band, completed by the addition of Steve Diggle and John Maher, opened for the Sex Pistols in Manchester on July 20th, a follow up to the now (in)famous Lesser Free Trade Hall gig which Devoto and Shelley had organised the month before.

With the untimely passing of Pete Shelley in December 2018, Buzzcocks will continue to record and play live shows with founding member, Steve Diggle, taking over vocal duties to front the band.

Steve has sung with the band from the very beginning, writing 50 songs, including hits “Promises”, “Fast Cards” & “Harmony in my Head”. He will be joined by the long term current line-up of Danny Farrant (Drums) & Chris Remington (Bass) performing all the classic Buzzcock hits & more.

A guest guitarist will be added to all live shows.

Doors 8pm | Tickets £20.50 | Malt Room Standing

John Shuttleworth’s Back Again
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John’s bad back is much better now, thank you, so he can safely punch the air once more as he performs all the faves from his pre-lockdown tour: ‘Blue Light Kettle’, Rapidly Downhill’ and ‘I Covet Joan’s Berlingo’, not to mention classics like ‘Y Reg’, ‘I Can’t Go Back To Savoury’ and ‘Pigeons in Flight’. Expect fantastic new ditties written during lockdown, including ‘Stay at Home and Protect the VHS’. The songs will be interrupted by hilarious phone calls from Ken, Mary and Joan Chitty, plus John’s tips on how to cope with modern home life, as described in his stylish new(ish) book ‘Two Margarines and other Domestic Dilemmas’! As seen recently in ‘Ricky and Ralph Go Out “(Dave )

“A ludicrously compelling night out” – Evening Standard

Start 8pm | Tickets £15.50 | Theatre | Preview Gig

From The Fields Presents Dreadzone
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Fast approaching their 30th anniversary, Dreadzone are an unstoppable force who have long been, and still are, one of the best live bands around with a loyal and ever growing fanbase due in part to their storming and energetic live shows.

They are selling out venues this Autumn as their fans delight in their return to the road. New dates are already being announced for 2022 for the 5 piece who are focussed on the electronic and dub elements of their stage show – a sound they developed in earlier years of Dreadzone. The core members Greg Dread and original bassmaster Leo Williams plus the unmistakable MC Spee and legendary reggae vocalist Earl 16 alongside Bazil on technology make up the current Dreadzone live line up.

Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £23 | Malt Room Standing | Age 14+

From The Fields Presents Peat And Diesel
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Here we Ecclefechan go!

Ciamar a hacksaw? Hammer gu math!

Peat and Diesel from Stornoway town, we’ve had enough of explaining who we are, we just want to find out where we can go and find something that rhymes with something else so Boydie can keep writing the mad songs.

If you want your name in a song you either have to paint a fence, sink a boat or hide up your Granny’s loft. We are a bit rough and ready on stage but the craic is always mighty.

From The Fields Presents Peat and Diesel | Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £17 | Malt Room Standing

Alabama 3
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South London genre-blending story tellers Alabama 3 are set to further add to their rich musical heritage with a new single ‘Whacked’, available April 30th via Submarine Cat Records, with an album to follow later in August.

‘Whacked’ is the first taste of fresh Alabama 3 material since the tragic passing of their beloved and unconventional frontman and songwriter Jake Black, aka The Very Reverend D. Wayne Love, in May of 2019. Jake had Addison’s disease and passed away several days after falling ill during a show at the Highest Point Festival in Lancashire at only 59 years old.

Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £25 | Concessions £23 | Malt Room Standing

John Smith
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Smith was born in Essex and raised on the Devon seaside. Known for his intimate songwriting, his honey-on-gravel voice and pioneering guitar playing, he has spent the last fifteen years touring internationally and has amassed over 55 million streams on Spotify. As a session musician he has played guitar with artists as diverse as Joan Baez, David Gray, Joe Henry, Lianne La Havas and Tom Jones.

‘Smith’s voice is a rare and deeply soulful combination of granite and velvet’ – The Sunday Times

‘Aching, doggedly optimistic and gently spangled with hooks’ – Mojo

‘There’s a comforting sway to the album’s melodic folk-pop, built on Smith’s subtle guitar work…12 tunes of resilience, devotion and hope, with determination in the lyrics and buoyancy in the music.’ – Associated Press

Start 8pm | Tickets £16.50 | OTD £18.50 | Theatre

Fleetwood Bac
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FLEETWOOD BAC are the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, the only Mac tribute to authentically replicate the classic ‘Rumours’ line-up. Over the last few years they have received rave reviews from ‘The Stage’ newspaper, the U.K.s leading Fleetwood Mac fansites, the official Stevie Nicks website; and from ecstatic audiences wherever the band played, wowing audiences as far afield as Dubai, St. Tropez, the Cayman Islands and Monte Carlo, and twice selling out the world-famous Minack Theatre in Cornwall.

Doors 8pm | Tickets £20.50 | Malt Room Standing

Roberto Fonseca
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Roberto Fonseca, born in 1975 in Havana, Cuba, has established himself as one of the most gifted — and most popular — pianists of his generation, an artist of prowess and ideas, a musician with a questing jazz sensibility and deep roots in the AfroCuban tradition. After making his name replacing Ruben González in the legendary Buena Vista Social Club™, and after his Grammy © nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album, Roberto Fonseca has come to incarnate the meeting between jazz with the music of Cuba, both today and yesterday, and also its African roots. A phenomenal live performer, Roberto Fonseca is also an artist who is popular with audiences the world over. His 9th album YESUN was released in 2019 with Fonseca accompanied by his regular trio and guest appearances by Ibrahim Malouf.

Starts 8pm | Tickets £18.50 | Theatre

National Theatre Live: Henry V
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Henry V by William Shakespeare

Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) plays the title role in Shakespeare’s thrilling study of nationalism, war and the psychology of power.

Fresh to the throne, King Henry V launches England into a bloody war with France. When his campaign encounters resistance, this inexperienced new ruler must prove he is fit to guide a country into war.

Captured live from the Donmar Warehouse in London, this exciting modern production directed by Max Webster (Life of Pi) explores what it means to be English and our relationship to Europe, asking: do we ever get the leaders we deserve?

Starts 7pm | Tickets £15.50 | Concessions £13.50 | Theatre
Stage on Screen | (12A) | 21st April 19:00

Daoirí Farrell
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Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of the most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. Six months after releasing the album ‘True Born Irishman’ Daoirí won two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for Best Newcomer and Best Traditional Track and performed live at the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Since then he has toured the UK and played at festivals in Australia, Canada, the UK, Belgium, Denmark and more. In February 2018 he toured with the all-star Transatlantic Sessions in major venues across the UK. Daoirí released his new album ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness’, produced by Dónal Lunny, in February 2019. In autumn 2019 he was also nominated for three RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2019 for best singer, best traditional track and best album for ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness’.

Starts 8pm | Tickets £16.50 | Theatre

The Spirit & Sound of Steely Dan- Nearly Dan in concert
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Less tribute and more homage, Nearly Dan is a saviour to the growing legions of Dan fans, desperate to hear the meticulously crafted grooves and allusive lyrical style of Donald Fagen & Walter Becker. Nearly Dan’s approach is faithful, though not reverential, and relaxed but as tight as their namesakes. They bring their own unique spirit and spontaneous humour to every concert.

It’s been over 40 years since the release of the first Steely Dan album “Can’t buy a Thrill”, featuring the hits “Do it Again” and “Reelin’ in the years.”

The band now in its 23rd year on the road. Nearly Dan promise all the Steely Dan favourites in a two hour-plus show, featuring tracks from the groove of Countdown to Ecstasy to the super cool of celebrated albums The Royal Scam. Aja and Gaucho also featuring Donald Fagen’s classic solo masterpiece “The Nightfly”

A real treat for all music lovers and an unmissable concert for any aspiring musician young or old.

Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £18.50 | OTD £20.50 | Malt Room Standing

Penelope Isles
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Penelope Isles are a 4 piece indie band from Brighton, UK, combining brother-sister vocal harmonies, Real Estate-esque melodic hooks going into full-on fuzz rock.

Their debut album, Until The Tide Creeps In, received a great response when released in July 2019 on Bella Union.

Their live show is phenomenal, with their sets at End of the Road, IFF and Eurosonic blowing people away and leading to the band being booked for Roskilde, Pukkelpop, Pohoda, Iceland Airwaves and Primavera Weekender and many more festivals in Summer 2019.

The band’s 2nd album, Until the Tide Creeps In, due for release in Nov 2021, has already seen singles such as Iced Gems go straight in on the A-List at BBC 6 Music.

Doors 8pm | Tickets £12.50 | Malt Room Standing

This event has been postponed until Wednesday 27th April 2022

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Flook were shortlisted for Best Folk Group in Ireland’s RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2019. ‘Ancora’ was nominated as Best Album in BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019.

Taking inspiration from their roots in the Irish and English traditions, Flook have an enviable trademark sound, weaving and spinning traditionally rooted tunes over precise acoustic grooves, with a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination. There is certainly no shortage of virtuosity amongst the members of Flook, but the unique impact of this band stems from the wholly intuitive, almost symbiotic, exchange between the various flutes, frets and skins.
“Tour de force return after decade and a half – a luminous reunion ****” – The Irish Times

“Virtuoso playing abounds … the most creative bodhran player on the planet … superb technique plus a genuine feel and some stonking tunes is a powerful recipe” – MOJO

Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £17.50 | Theatre

Mark Watson: This Can’t Be It
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We’ve all had some pondering to do about the fragility of life recently, but don’t worry, skinny national treasure Mark Watson has it covered. At 41, he’s halfway through his days on earth, according to the life expectancy calculator app he paid £1.49 for. That life is in the best shape in living memory… but one problem remains, and it really is a huge one.

Spiritual enquiry meets high-octane observational comedy as the ‘Taskmaster’ survivor, multi-award-winner and “No More Jockeys” cult leader attempts to cram a couple of years of pathological overthinking into an evening of stand-up. Maybe we’ll even solve the huge problem. Doubt it, though.

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Starts 8pm | Tickets £20.50 | Theatre | Age guidance 14+

The Skids
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Skids are a Scottish punk rock and new wave band, formed in Dunfermline, Fife, in 1977 by Stuart Adamson, William Simpson, Thomas Kellichan and Richard Jobson. Their biggest success was the 1979 single “Into the Valley” and the 1980 album The Absolute Game. In 2016 the band announced a 40th-anniversary tour of the UK with their original singer Richard Jobson.

Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £23.50 | OTD £25.50 | Malt Room Standing | Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult.

Kris Drever & Rachel Baiman
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Drever and Baiman are both heavily seeped in folk traditions, yet happily influenced by modern sounds. Together they present a complimentary and transatlantic take on roots music, with stunning vocal harmonies and instrumental prowess.

Start 8pm | Tickets £18 | Theatre

From The Fields Presents Hang Massive
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Since 2011 Hang Massive have shaped the global handpan music scene, pioneering a successful electronic act with a magnetizing live show. Blending dream-like acoustic and upbeat electronic sounds, their unique style inspires a worldwide audience.

The magic began in 2011 with their first music release and video “Once Again”, which gained wide renown and was watched over 60 million times online. Its viral success introduced people around the world to a captivating new instrument and saw the emergence of a global fan base devoted to this groundbreaking musical project.

Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £20.50 | Malt Room Standing | 14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

Steve Harley Acoustic Band
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Widely considered one of the most charismatic performers on stage, Steve Harley continues to play to sold-out venues across the UK and Europe.

For Steve, life on the road is more than just a job: it is almost his life’s blood.

And with the recent release of the all-acoustic CD, “UNCOVERED”, the original Cockney Rebel shows no sign of slowing down.

The Acoustic Band for 2022 will find Steve supported by long-standing violinist/guitarist Barry Wickens, Oli Hayhurst on double bass, with Dave Delarre on lead guitar.

Steve has been playing Live shows around the world for over 47 years and the thrill of another night in another place to another audience has not dimmed at all.

Steve Harley Acoustic Band | Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £30.50 | Theatre

Kendal Mountain Tour 2022
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Join us for an evening of film and talks celebrating adventure from some of the most spectacular places on earth, brought to you by the team behind Kendal Mountain Festival.

You’ll be guided through a curation of stories from across the globe, told by a unique collection of travellers, athletes, activists and creatives. Through culturally rich, cinematically beautiful and thought-provoking films we’ll ask; what is possible in a changing world, what is beautiful, what is wild and what defines adventure?

The evening will be hosted by the Kendal Mountain Presenting Team, as well as on-screen interviews with the filmmakers themselves. We will also welcome back their fantastic Adventure Speakers to inspire you with their latest endeavours!

Kendal Mountain Festival is the ultimate social gathering for outdoor enthusiasts – with a world-class programme of films and talks from international adventurers taking place on the edge of the Lake District each year.

Starts 7.30pm | Tickets £18.50 | Conc £10.50 | Theatre
Unleash your adventurous side…

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AC/DC, arguably the greatest rock band of all time, are brought to life by Live/Wire with the true passion you would expect from professional musicians who share your love of this legendary live act. They deliver a critically acclaimed High Voltage two hour rock ’n’ roll set with not only cannons and a full bank of Marshall amps but a journey that takes fans from one of the best-selling albums of all time ‘Back in Black’ through to the 2020 release ‘PWR UP’, with a healthy dose of the classics from the Bon Scott era.

The Live/Wire show combines the vocal power of Podge Blacksmith as Brian Johnson, the virtuoso talent of Simon Davies as Angus Young and rhythmic accuracy of Dan Mosley as Malcolm Young. The line-up is completed by Eddie Clark as bassist Cliff Williams and Paul Alwin combining the groove of Phil Rudd and thunderous energy of Chris Slade on drums.

Livewire | Doors 8pm | Tickets £20.50 | OTD £22.50 | Malt Room Standing

Tom Allen: Work in Progress
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Tom Allen is heading back on the road, warming up new material ahead of his brand new tour.

Tom Allen is a comedian, writer and actor. He started as a stand up at the age of 22 and went on to win both So You Think You’re Funny in Edinburgh and the BBC New Comedy Awards in the same year. Since then he has honed his unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling by performing to audiences all over the UK and around the world.

Starts 8pm | Tickets £15.50 | Theatre | Strictly age 14+
This show contains strong language and adult humour.

Clinton Baptiste vs Ramone
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As featured in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights…it’s Clinton Baptiste – and his arch psychic enemy Ramone from the massively popular Clinton Baptiste’s Paranormal Podcast

Communicating with the Afterlife? What could be more mind expanding?!

The public are rightly hypnotised by mere mortals with extra-sensoryability and Britain is honoured to have spawned two of the most gifted mystics in the world, the coiffured titans of the Unknown – Clinton Baptiste and Ramone Tamine.

Clinton Baptiste is the notorious clairvoyant medium psychic who bravely tells the punters what the spirits are saying… whether the recipient is willing to hear the bald truth or not. Ramone is a Scottish soothsayer and spirit-channeller from the Caledonian cabaret circuit. His expertise in the Dark Arts is surpassed only in the dexterity of his cutting Glaswegian bitchiness.

Start 7.30pm | Tickets £25.50 | Theatre | Age 14+ | On general sale 10 Dec, 10am


Kendal is a short distance from the West Coast Main Line railway station at Oxenholme. The Lakes Line (branch line) connects to Kendal railway station which is with vin easy walking distance of the Brewery. There are taxis and regular buses from Oxenholme Railway Station to Kendal town centre and the Brewery (approx 5 minutes journey).


The theatre has a 65 space car park operated by South Lakeland District Council.

Blue badges holders can park Free of charge for 3 hours.


The Foyer Café is a meeting place for artists, audiences and anyone seeking somewhere to feel at home, to relax, to eat, to drink, to read or to share thoughts, ideas and time with friends and colleagues.


Brewery Arts dining offer presents lovingly made dishes from top quality locally sourced produce. Expect a warm welcome and exceptional service in a spacious new Restaurant & Bar. The family-friendly surroundings make this one of Kendal's most popular places to meet.


The Bar and restaurant specialise in superb cask ales from around the UK and serves a wide selection of interesting bottled beers along with a variety of wines, spirits and soft drinks. Both venues have a bustling, off-beat atmosphere and should be part of any night out in Kendal.

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Since 1972 Brewery Arts has hosted thousands of exciting and vibrant artistic events with many famous names gracing the stages of the Malt Room and Theatre performance spaces. The Brewery has also evolved to become one of the most important education centres for the arts in the North West with an extensive programme of arts based learning for youth and adult learners.

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