Barton Arts- I, Elizabeth at Ropery Hall

July 4, 2015
12:00 am

From the company that brought you Austen’s Women …

1568: At a vital crossroads in history a young queen steps from the shadows to reveal her thoughts on marriage, succession, religion and war. But time is against her…  Queen at 25, political phoenix and famously unmarried – but who was the woman beneath the crown?  Using only Elizabeth’s words, Rebecca Vaughan explores the queen’s struggle to reconcile the desires of womanhood with the duties of sovereignty.

Price: £12/ £14 otd.

Time: 7:30pm.

Barton Arts- War Horse: Only Remembered

July 3, 2015
12:00 am

Author Michael Morpurgo tells the powerful and deeply-moving story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey. Michael is joined by acclaimed musicians John Tams and Barry Coope, who accompany him with the rousing yet haunting songs specially composed by John Tams for the National Theatre’s award-winning production of War Horse.

Price: £16/£18 otd (under 16s £10)

Time: 7:00 pm.

Vamos Theatre Nursing Lives Livelincs Rural Touring

April 10, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Vamos Theatre
Nursing Lives

Friday 10 April 7.30pm
Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall 01652 648435

A heart-warming wartime tale of bravery and love from the UK’s leading full mask theatre company
The story…
When Flo, a feisty seventy-something, learns that the hospital she trained at during the Second World War is being demolished, she decides to take one last look – and stop the bulldozers in their tracks.. Her illicit visit becomes a personal celebration of friendship, courage, adventure and romance. But is what Flo remembers really the truth, or is history ready to be re-written?

Nursing Lives is a love story set in the early 1980s of Thatcher’s Britain, and takes us back to the hard-working, heart-breaking, swing-dancing world of the UK’s wartime hospitals.

Like all Vamos Theatre shows, Nursing Lives is wordless, telling its story through physical communication, a strong visual design and an original soundtrack. This is a humorous and poignant production from one of the best of the UK’s full mask theatre companies

Suitable for age 12 and over.

“Vamos is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most innovative, exciting full-mask mime companies currently touring.” The Stage

“An affecting, heartfelt production that’s funny and touching in turn. The magic of Rachael Savage’s production is that it creates such a vivid world without voice and words.” The Guardian

Temple Theatre Norsesome Livelincs Rural Touring

May 13, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm
May 14, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Temple Theatre

Wednesday 13 May 7.30pm
Wroot Village Hall 01302 771802

Thursday 14 May 7.30pm
Appleby Village Hall 01724 734988


Their last show was Unmythable.. Their new shoe is totally…. Norsesome..

Randy gods, psychotic giants and murderous elves face off in the show to end all shows -
with the end of the world guaranteed.

From the adventures of Thor to the outrageous pranks of Loki, every story from Norse
mythology is packed into this unforgettable hour. Mixing comedy, music, electric drama and
an unhealthy amount of cross-dressing, it’s going to be Valhalla-va show.
Not suitable for children under 12 or the faint-hearted!


Praise for our last show UNMYTHABLE:
‘Expertly performed and stupidly entertaining’ – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
‘Hypnotically entertaining… The energy and spirit of Monty Python, blended with a
less deadpan version of Flight of the Conchords.’ – David Larsen, The New Zealand
Broadway Baby ‘flawless’
Three Weeks ‘utterly entertaining’
The Public Reviews ‘superb physical theatre’
Fringe Review ‘a masterclass in holding an audience spellbound’

Murder Mystery evening

June 13, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Crowle Entertainers present a murder mystery evening

Crowle Community Hall 7.30pm on Saturday June 13th

For more information call 01427 873947

Jay Rayner at Ropery Hall

February 20, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Jay Rayner has been a restaurant critic for more than a decade, written reviews of well over 700 establishments, and if there is one thing he’s learnt it is that people like reviews of bad restaurants.   In My Dining Hell, Jay examines our love affair with lousy reviews, reads from accounts of some of the most excruciating nights out he’s ever had, looks at the worst reviews his own work has ever received, and invites the audience to give his performance a review in real time via Twitter.  A hugely entertaining hour in the company of the man recently voted the best food and drink journalist in Britain.


Tom Crean: Antartic Explorer at Ropery Hall

March 7, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Small Venues Network presents  Tom Crean: Antartic Explorer.  Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley. Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive the three famous expeditions: Discovery, (1901 – 1904); Terra Nova (1910 – 1913); and Endurance (1914 – 1916).  This multi-award winning show has now played critically acclaimed sell-out performances throughout Ireland, USA, Australia, Europe and the UK.


Stuart Maconie: The People’s Songs at Ropery Hall

March 21, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Spend an evening in the company of this popular and prolific TV and radio presenter, journalist, columnist and author as he tells the story of modern Britain through the records that we listened to and loved during the dramatic and kaleidoscopic period from the Second World War to the present day.  The People’s Songs, a social history told through pop singles, is a project that Stuart is both proud of and passionate about.


Nature Writing with Andrew Fusek Peters at Ropery Hall

April 24, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Northern Accent returns to VENUE this spring this time with a literature event like no other.  Don’t miss this wonderful evening of words and wildlife with author and photographer Andrew Fusek Peters. Andrew will read from his acclaimed wild-swimming memoir Dip.  Accompanied by projections, he will share and tell the stories behind his superb wildlife photos.  As well as writing over a hundred books, Andrew was shortlisted for British Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014.


The Picture of Dorian Gray at Ropery Hall

May 2, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Fresh from a West End run of ‘The Trials of Oscar Wilde’, European Arts Company returns with a thrilling adaptation of Wilde’s only novel.  Set in the decadent world of Victorian London, a beautiful, narcissistic young man called Dorian Gray becomes infatuated by the exquisite portrait that Basil Hallward has painted of him. He makes a Faustian pact that he will remain forever young while the picture grows old. Combining drawing room comedy and Gothic horror, this is a gripping and hugely entertaining theatrical event.


John Hegley – New and Selected Potatoes at Ropery Hall

May 8, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

The UK’s favourite performance poet, comedian and musician hits the road, mandolin in hand, with a performance of pieces new and older, sung, spoken and awoken with dance: meditations upon family, celery and happier Daleks. Light and lyrical. Deep and daft. Come and sing.


Mike Harding – An Evening of Poetry at Ropery Hall

May 16, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

With a resume that reads folk singer and songwriter, poet and playwright, comedian and broadcaster, fell-walker and fly-fisherman; it’s hard to pigeon-hole Mike Harding.  Described by Billy Connolly as the “funniest man in England” and acknowledged as the Grandfather of Folk, Mike’s current focus has shifted to his poetry and, in particular, an opportunity to share his work with a live audience.


Multistory Theatre Almost Heaven Livelincs Rural Touring

October 25, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

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Saturday 25 October 7.00pm Epworth Imperial Hall 07860 634763


A man and a woman in a garden. She has stories for him; he unpicks them. Stories about the origins of language and why people don’t understand each other. She helps him explore a story he needs to tell – at first rather awkwardly. Gradually more and more complicit. They talk of Nimrod and neurons, of the babble of Babel, of poetry and the prefrontal cortex. Clearly they share a history that both binds them together and keeps them apart. But do the stories they tell and the arguments they provoke draw them any closer? Or are they a way to avoid talking about the things that really matter?

Duck Egg Theatre Peter Pan Livelincs Rural Touring

November 14, 2014
7:30 pmto9:30 pm
November 15, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
November 18, 2014
6:00 pmto8:00 pm
November 19, 2014
6:00 pmto8:00 pm
November 21, 2014
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

It’s five minutes until closinPeter Pan Hookg time at Priceland.  Join A level student and cashier Wendy Darling as she takes us into the timeless story of Peter Pan.  Throw in a misunderstood Captain Hook, a hot guitarist Peter Pan, a Tinker Bell straight out of “TOWIE” and a sprinkle of fairy dust and you get a sparkling show guaranteed to get your toes tapping.

A fresh modern musical retelling of Peter Pan with words by award-winning local playwright Haley Cox and music by Phil Collingwood and Ben Pringle.

Suitable for all the family

Friday 14 November 7.30pm Appleby Village Hall 01724 734988

Saturday 15 November 7.00pm Wroot Village Hall 01302 771802

Tuesday 18 November 6pm St Norberts Voluntary Academy, Crowle 01724 710249

Wednesday 19 November 6pm Althorpe and Keadby Primary School 01724 782344

Friday 21 November 7.30pm Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall 01652 648435


Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde at Ropery Hall

November 28, 2014
7:30 pm

During his final lecture on the duality of humankind, the respectable Dr Jekyll reveals his strange association with the mysterious Edward Hyde and the shocking truth about his identity: that Hyde, unlike other human beings, is not only fundamentally evil, but also the very definition of it. Combining edge-of-your-seat thrills with stunning physical theatre, Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “bogey tale” is brought chillingly to life in this award-winning one-man show.

Presented by Brother Wolf in association with Harrogate Theatre and based on the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Adapted and performed by James Hyland and directed by Phil Lowe
“Hyland is a genius. He has to be… extraordinary” ★★★★★(Everything Theatre)

“The outstandingly talented James Hyland” ★★★★★ (What’s On Stage)

“Magnificently intense, riveting theatre from one man” (The York Press)

“Unmissable theatre for lovers of thrilling storytelling.” (Behind The Footlights)

“Hyland’s thrilling solo drama… a veritable tour-de-force” (UK Theatre Network)

Winner – Best Male Act (Solo Festival 2013)

Tickets £11/£13otd 01652 660380

J L Carr’s A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY at Ropery Hall

November 21, 2014
7:30 pm

North Country Theatre present J L Carr’s  A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY                         

Adapted  for the stage and directed by Nobby Dimon

Two men, an artist and an archaeologist, recently returned from the horrors of the trenches, find themselves working side by side in a North Yorkshire village church.  What they slowly uncover is an ancient village mystery, hidden passions and the healing power of a month in the country.

This prize winning novel was made into a film with Colin Firth and Kenneth Branagh in the starring roles. In 2014  by kind permission of the estate of the late J L Carr, North Country Theatre will be reviving their 2002 production which was the first stage adaption of this moving story.

A Month in the Country is a story of a fondly remembered rural past , a story of love, loss and recovery.

Though we can’t promise you Colin Firth and Kenneth Branagh you know that with North Country Theatre there’ll be wit, invention and imagination as this moving story comes to life on stage.

Tickets £12/14otd 01652 660380

The100 Years’ War – A Poetry in Performance Show at Ropery Hall

November 15, 2014
7:30 pm

Northern Accent, a new series of literature events, presents The100 Years’ War – A Poetry in Performance Show                                                                 

The chaos and cruelty of war has inspired wonderful poetry.  The Hundred Years’ War is a new poetry-theatre piece that uses forty poems composed around war from 1914 to 2013 as the basis for a deeply moving portrayal of our lives under fire.  Three performers, live and recorded music and striking images are all combined to create a heart-wrenching drama whose every word is charged with poetry. This piece is a partnership between Bloodaxe Books, Midland Creative Projects and the Belgrade Theatre Coventry and follows their acclaimed show Being Human, described as “Pioneering work… an amazing theatrical experience.”

Tickets £10£12otd 01652 660380


Ian McMillan and Ian Beesley Magic Lantern Tales at Ropery Hall

October 10, 2014
8:00 pm

Using a real magic lantern projector, poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan and documentary photographer Ian Beesley tell a story of the First World War from the point of view of men who survived it and lived on to old age and a changing world.  Here too are the tales of women who worked in the factories that oiled the wheels of war.

We often view war as a series of huge historical sweeps and this show reminds us that war is made by people who each have their own narrative of what happened.

The two Ian’s also explore the culture of magic lantern shows  -  from the natural world to engineering and from small disasters to Empire.

Ian McMillan  is poet-in-residence for The Academy of Urbanism and Barnsley FC. He presents The Verb every week on BBC R3 and he’s a regular on Coast, Pick of the Week, You and Yours, Last Word and The Arts Show. Previously, Ian has been resident poet for English National Opera, UK Trade and Investment, Yorkshire TV’s Investigative Poet and Humberside Police’s Beat Poet. He’s been a castaway on Desert Island Discs and was featured on The South Bank Show. Cats make him sneeze. twitter logo@IMcMillan

Ian Beesley, Hon FRPS, is artist in residence for Bradford Institute for Health Research. His work is held in the collections of the National Media Museum Bradford, The Imperial War Museum, London and The Smithsonian Museum, Washington, USA. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2012.

Tickets £13/£15otd 01652 660380

Wilde Without the Boy at Ropery Hall

October 4, 2014
7:30 pm

A dramatisation of ‘De Profundis” by  Oscar Wilde

Directed and dramatised by the award-winning Gareth Armstrong

Performed by Gerard Logan (“Olivier Nominee” – RSC, Winner of The Stage Newspaper’s “Best Solo Performer” award at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival for his performance in the acclaimed “The Rape of Lucrece”, also directed by Gareth Armstrong), “Wilde Without the Boy” is a dramatic interpretation of “De Profundis”, the letter Oscar Wilde wrote to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, from his cell in Reading gaol. Two years previously, Wilde had been imprisoned for acts of gross indecency with other males. Brilliant, loving, witty and passionate, “Wilde Without the Boy” is a glimpse into the humbled, bruised, loving soul of one of the greatest geniuses ever to have lived.

“…The gods had given me almost everything….genius….brilliancy, intellectual daring. Whatever I touched I made beautiful…..I summed up all systems in a phrase, and all existence in an epigram……Along with these things I had things that were different. I let myself be lured in to long spells of senseless and sensual ease……The danger was half the excitement….They were to me the brightest of gilded snakes!”  Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

Tickets £11/£13otd 01652 660380

Dramarama – Don’t Stop Me Now

March 1, 2014
6:30 pm

 Dramarama presents Don’t Stop Me Now on  March 1st at 6.30pm at St Lawrence’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Scunthorpe

Tickets £3 adults £1 children
A 2nd Anniversary Showcase, including the students’ own improvisations.

Dyad Productions present Austen’s Women

March 1, 2014
7:31 pm

Jane Austen created of some of literature’s most celebrated characters, defining her era, sex and class. Two hundred years on, her works continue to speak for the yearning heart as much as they did when they were written – so just how much has really changed for women since then?

In a solo performance of extraordinary virtuosity – using only Austen’s words – Rebecca Vaughan boldly revisits the most rewarding moments from the ‘two inches of ivory’. In scenes of high comedy and profound pathos, she deconstructs the souls of Emma Woodhouse, Lizzy Bennet, Mrs Norris, Miss Bates and nine other beautifully observed women. Divorced from their historical context (and in the absence of their men), these women present a glorious distillation of 19th century feminism and speak volumes about love, friendship, and notorious improprieties.

Austen lovers and the uninitiated alike will revel in this brilliant and illuminating evocation of Austen’s Women directed by Guy Masterson.

★★★★★ “Truly extraordinary…Rebecca Vaughan is one of the most exciting young performers on the British stage” (British Theatre Guide)

★★★★★”A theatrical masterpiece… utterly faultless and vastly entertaining” (Three Weeks)

For more information please click here

ST-ART present journey of Turtle by The Lempen Puppet Theatre Company

February 20, 2014
7:30 pm

Suitable for anyone more than five years of age, this is a beautiful story based on a trilogy of “just so” style Turtle tales about following your dream told with shadows, table-top puppets and traditional storytelling.

Turtles are old, millions of years old, as old as dinosaurs, as old as some hills. Go to Turtle Hill and experience an imaginative journey through the evolution and learning of this most fascinating and ancient creature.

In the beginning turtle was shiny and fast, always impatient, always in a hurry, but then one day he had a terrible accident…

This show, which lasts 50 minutes, has been supported financially by Barton Lions.

for more information please click here

Leave Hitler to me Lad

February 8, 2014
7:30 pm

A new family musical by Duck Egg Theatre’s Haley Cox and Ben Pringle whose previous credits include Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Brian’s Dad is a war hero and he’s coming home any day! He’s been coming home for seven years. So Brian builds his own little family at Great Stony residential school with his rabbit Pandy, friends Gladys and George and Mr Bill his welfare officer. Then there is Miss Bates, the headmistress of Great Stony, who rules the school with an iron fist.

The children look forward to Sports Day – a day off Bates’ rules and sanctions. However, heads turn when glamorous teenager Pam appears to unravel the past and reveal a shocking secret that will turn Brian’s world upside down, forever.

“…the most sensitive and well-written family show at the (Edinburgh) Festival.” (Broadway Baby)

(Most suited for those aged eight years and over)


£10 Adults £8 Concessions £30 Family Ticket (x2 Adults, x2 Children) £5 per person for school groups (plus one free teacher ticket per 10 children)

for more information please click here


Livelincs Spring 14 The Novice Detective

March 17, 2014
7:00 pmto8:30 pm
March 18, 2014
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

Sophie Willan in the Novice Detective

Contact Theatre bring their  mixture of storytelling, stand up and clowning to the region, and performer Sophie Willan tells an autobiographical tale that is heart-warming, heart breakingingly ridiculous and sort of true.

Sophie’s father is missing and with the help of the audience and that of her slightly psychic Gran, Sophie is determined to get to the bottom of it.  Inspired by their love of afternoon detective shows and classic film noir, Sophie and Gran are on the case.


Monday 17 March 7pm  Melior Community Academy 01724 868666

Tuesday 18 March 7.30pm Appleby Village hall 01724 734988

Livelincs Spring 2014 States of Verbal Undress

April 24, 2014
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

RASA Theatre’s production challenges our audiences.   Who do you think you are?  Would your identity change if you moved to the next town or across continents?  In this vibrant and dynamic show, a cast of distinguished performers from diverse backgrounds have come together in a unique quest to find the voices of Britain today.  The performance truly reflects what we share as a people as well as what makes us different.  Target audience is families with children aged 12 and over, and adults.

There will be a FREE Indian buffet prior to the performance from 7pm – NORMAL TICKET PRICES APPLY.

Thursday 24 April 7.30pm 01724 734988

Livelincs Spring 2014 The Golden Princess

February 11, 2014
6:00 pmto7:00 pm





Lempen puppets bring their wonderful children’s show to North Lincolnshire.

Melo the strange one-legged musician, sits alone by the sea, content in his worold and playing the most beautiful music.  But who comes here?  A golden carriage bearing a Princess so beautiful that she wears a golden mask to hide her blinding beauty.  And she pushes him in the mud!

What kind of world is this?… come and find out!!

Tuesday 11 February 6pm St Norbert’s Voluntary Academy, Crowle 01724 710249

Thursday 13 February 6.30pm Winteringham Community Hall 01724 735651

Livelincs Spring 2014 The Flying Flapper

February 11, 2014
6:00 pmto7:00 pm
February 25, 2014
6:00 pmto7:00 pm
February 27, 2014
7:00 pmto8:00 pm
February 28, 2014
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Rhubarb Theatre

Rhubarb Theatre’s fantastic theatre piece for family audiences from aged 5 and over.

Doris Grimblebottom seems to live an uneventful life.  Retired in her small cottage in the Lincolnshire countryside, the days can seem a little lonely.  But when her washing machine breaks down, Doris calls out the best handyman for miles around…. Stan… and suddenly the opportunities for adventure and DIY seem limitless.  Join Rhubarb Theatre for this flight of fantasy where Stan discovers there is more to this little old lady than meets the eye.

Tuesday 11 February 6pm Althorpe and Keadby Primary School 01724 782344

Tuesday 25 February 6pm St Norbert’s Voluntary Academy Crowle 01724 710249

Thursday 27 February 7pm Wroot Village Hall 01302 771802

Friday 28 February 7pm West Butterwick Village Hall 01724 782181

A Trip to Neverland

December 16, 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
December 17, 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
December 18, 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
December 19, 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
December 20, 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
December 21, 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Join Duckegg Theatre Company in this fresh, modern, musical retelling of Peter Pan where the professional cast is supported by children from the Theatre Company.

Join stroppy teenager Wendy Darling as she takes us into the timeless story of Peter Pan – second star to the left and straight on ’til morning! Throw in a misunderstood (kind of.) Captain Hook, a hot Peter Pan, a rock star Crocodile and a sprinkle of fairy dust (oh, and an awesome rock/pop soundtrack!) and you get a sparkling Christmas show guaranteed to get your toes tapping.

Written by Haley Cox and music by Phil Collingwood.2 – 7 & 16 – 21 December 2013

Ropery Hall, Barton upon Humber 01652 660380  Suitable for ages 7+