Talks & Literary Events

SPIES, SEDUCTION AND THE SS: Life for women in Nazi Germany Jane Thynne, author of the Clara Vine espionage series, will be talking about the women who were married to leading men of the Nazi regime. Set against the background of Berlin and Paris, her thrillers feature an Anglo-German actress and British Intelligence agent who treads a dangerous path to penetrate the private life of the Third Reich. The novels explore life for both ordinary and VIP women in Hitler’s misogynist and murderous society. – Friday 8th March 2019 at 7.30pmBOOK

Comedy Events

THIRD Friday of Every Month – Compered by Chris Purchase,
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control Februarys show is cancelled – March show on sale soon

Drama Events

Door sales are available on all performances

The Pendle Witch – The tale of imprisonment & Witchcraft Trial,  Friday 22nd February 2019 at 7.30pmBOOK

Mrs Oscar Wilde – Wife of one of the most infamous Victorians,  Friday March 29th 2019 at 7.30pmBOOK

Two 2Jim Cartwright revisits the lives, loves and laughs of regulars in a Northern boozer, Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th May, 2019 at 7.30pmBOOK

Music Events, Pre-show talk

We are delighted to announce that Ayke Aguswill give a pre-concert talk before the concert ‘The French Connection’on March 14th at 6pm on her book, Heifetz as I knew Him Dr. Agus came to Jascha Heifetz as a violin student in his class at the University of Southern California, but after he made her the class pianist, she soon became his private accompanist and ultimately his assistant and confidante. Her book is a loving yet unblinking testimony to a unique relationship between an ageing master and his disciple. Always a difficult person, Heifetz imparted not only his art but his every belief and idiosyncrasy. The greatest violinist of the 20th century was a genius who was also insecure and unreasonable, in many respects the former prodigy had never had to grow up. This memoir is an extraordinary story of a unique friendship, told with honesty, understanding and devotion.

Free Event for those attending the concert

Music Events

The French Connection performed by Violinist Darin Qualls and pianist Ayke Agus in a programme of French music including the music of, Ravel, Debussy, and Faure.
A regular and popular performer at the Lichfield Festival, Darin Qualls was described as “Amazing, a truly gifted peformer!” by Andrea Murray, All Classical fm, USA.
Pianist, Ayke Agus was the accompanist to world famous violinist Jasha Heifetz for 16 years. Her piano playing has been described as that which “other pianists talk about with awe” Los Angeles Times March 14th 2019 at 7:30pm
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Music Through the Decades… – 
The band are back together as a five piece, this time collaborating with leading industry professional lighting and sound designers Anna Reddyhoff and Martin Pritchard. This concert promises to be a night to remember with a celebration of music from the last five decades, a mesmerising lighting design, very special guest appearances, all set within the sensational surroundings of St Mary’s.
The quintet of local musicians will take the audience on a journey through a series of classics and hidden gems of folk, jazz, rock and soul, all portrayed with a distinctly intimate feel. Selections include numbers by Pink Floyd, The Smiths, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley and much, much more.
With music and atmosphere, perfect for all tastes and generations, this promises to be a musical evening for all of the family. April 5th & 6th 2019 at 8pm…
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The Tetra Trio performed by David Shaw, violin Alex Macfarlane, viola Pedro Silva, cello
In keeping with Lichfield Live’s commitment to fostering and promoting young talent we are proud to present the thrilling Tetra Trio. Members of the Royal Academy of Music, they will perform classical and romantic works by J.S. Bach, Dohnanyi and Beethoven. Violinist David Shaw has performed as soloist with a number of UK orchestras, Violist Alex Macfarlane is the winner of the Lorna Viola Memorial Prize and Royal Overseas League Trophy for the most Outstanding Musician and Cellist, Pedro Silva was awarded the Solo Bach Prize for cello at the Royal Academy of Music in 2014. April 18th 2019 at 7:30pm
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