TAS Review

The Theatre Arts Society presents a week long performance showcase of work around themes including Shakespeare, Political Theatre and Original Writing.

Always exciting and unique theatre makers, TAS return after the huge success of their original pantomime last year.

Monday 19th March
Lakeside Theatre Studio - 'pub quiz' and raffle, 
Doors at 7.00pm, show at 7.30pm

Tuesday 20th March
Main house - comedy panel game show 'Alt, Ctl, Del' at 7.30pm, interval at 8.15pm (approx), original play 'Paradise City' at 8.30pm, musical solo at 9pm


Comedy Central Live!

Friday 16 March 2012
Performance Time: 8:30pm
Venue: Lakeside Theatre
Tonight's Comedy Central Live! features:

Tom Wrigglesworth
Making his return is the inimitable and brilliant Tom Wrigglesworth. After winning the prestigious newcomer award ‘So You Think You’re Funny,’ Tom was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy award 2009 for his dry and surreally funny material.

“The ultimate crowd pleaser” The Guardian
Joe Wells
Comedy Central Live's Funniest Student Award winner 2012 Joe Wells has been on the stand up circuit for 3 years now. His act is a dry take on political issues mixed with some of the finest giggle inducing gags you'll ever hear!
Rich Morton
Stand up comedian, singer, songwriter and winner of the Time Out Comedy Award, Richard Morton is tonight's MC extraordinaire!

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Monday 12 March 2012

Performance Time: 19:30

Venue: Lakeside Theatre
 Meaning ‘Unbalanced life’ in Hopi, Koyaanisqatsi is a haunting and hypnotic tone poem set to the music of Phillip Glass that juxtaposes images of
technology and scientific progress to make a deeply affecting parable of life in post industrial society.

France/Godfrey Reggio/1982/86 mins/Cert U
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Simon Armitage and Glyn Maxwell

11 March 2012

Performance Time: 19:00
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

An evening of readings from two of Britain’s foremost poets. Simon Armitage is one of the UK’s widest read and best loved writers. His trademark
dry humour lends his poetry an accessible and realist style which has won him many notable awards including a CBE in 2010.

Glyn Maxwell is a poet, dramatist and librettist and winner of an E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as many other prestigious accolades including the 2004 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Glyn is part of the Creative Writing teaching team in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex.

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Luke Wright and Ross Sutherland

Saturday 10 March 2012

Performance Time: 19:30

Venue: Lakeside Theatre

An unmissable blast of performance poetry from two of Britain’s hardest working, fastest rising talents. 4 Talent award winner Luke Wright has launched his own curve-ball bid to become Poet Laureate, programmed and hosted Latitude’s poetry arena and has become a poet-in-residence on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live.

Ross Sutherland was included in The Times’ list of Top Ten Literary Stars. He has written three poetry collections and a one-man show, titled The Three Stigmata Of Pacman and is a member, along with Luke, of poetry collective Aisle 16.

PLUS Join Luke and Ross for a free poetry workshop earlier in the day!

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Extracting Images Workshop with Laurence Owen ** Cancelled **

Saturday 10 March
Venue: Art Exchange
Time: 11.00 – 4.00pm

**Workshop Cancelled**

Artist Laurence Owen leads an all-day workshop that explores the wide variety of images that surround us and the meanings we construct for them. Join us for this artist-led workshop that focuses on the miraculous in the everyday.


This is Spinal Tap

Monday 05 March 2012
Performance Time: 19:30
Venue: Lakeside Theatre
Spinal Tap, the world’s loudest band, is chronicled on what proves to be a fateful tour in this classic rock ‘n’ roll comedy. Regularly cited as one of the funniest movies ever made, This Is Spinal Tap set the standard for the ‘mockumentary’ genre of filmmaking and contains some of the most memorable rock ‘n’ roll performance ever put to film. Satirising everything from lewd showmanship and excessive lifestyle to badly conceived stagecraft, This Is Spinal Tap revels in the decadence of classic stadium rock performance.
USA/Rob Reiner/1984/82 minutes/Cert 15

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