Classical Music -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 

Gramercy Music Limited is the promoter of the classical concerts

Drama – TWO 2 by Jim Cartwright

Two 2 revisits the lives, loves and laughs of regulars in a Northern boozer, Time may have passed but the pub is still standing – just.

Punters are now few and far between, and despite all attempts at quiz nights, karaoke and pub grub it could soon be last orders for the struggling landlord and lady. At odds with one another, but holding it together one shift at a time, their lives have become as bitter as the ale they serve.
But when a once in a life time opportunity presents itself in the form of a one way ticket out of there, will either of them have the courage to turn their backs on the pub, and most importantly, each other?

Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th May, 2019 at 7.30pm 

Classical Music -Diphonon Duo

Performed by Michael Iskas, viola & Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade, accordion
The word “Diphonon” means in Greek “two voices”. The two instruments have more similarities than you would think, since both are able to sustain sound for long time and vary its colour and intensity. The repertoire performed reaches different styles and ages, from original works for the duo to transcriptions of baroque and classical music.

The duo involves the audience in journey through time and space, from the 17th century to the present day, and their choice of music reflects traditional elements of various regions of the world.

Wednesday 22nd May at 7.30pm

Gramercy Music Limited is the promoter of the classical concerts

Sourpuss… a family show

puppet production by Lori Hopkins. The show is for young people aged between 3 and 8 years old.
The forty-minute performance features string and shadow puppetry, original music and stunning design. Family audiences will love this gentle and intimate show
Sourpuss is a very grumpy, ginger cat. When shut out of the house he feels lost and confused, but the beautiful garden soon intrigues him.
Watch Sourpuss on his journey of discovery and enjoy learning the secrets of the great outdoors. From buzzing bees to a chirpy robin, stinky rubbish and vibrant flowers this visual show is a feast for little eyes.
This playful adventure for 3-8 year olds features string and shadow puppets beautifully crafted by hand.
Running time: 40 minutes

Sunday 2nd June 11am & 2pm

Award Winning Modern folk and Storytelling Trio

Harp & Monkey

Harp and a Monkey specialise in poignant, humorous and melodic short stories (traditional and original) about life, love and remembrance. Their work has been described as “bold and brilliant” by the likes of The Observer, “fantastic” and “fascinating” by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2, “inventive” by Mojo, “excellent” by The Guardian, and “rousing” by The Daily Telegraph. 

Their innovative approach has seen them undertake numerous projects with the likes of the Arts Council and leading national galleries and museums, and their show for St Mary’s will include an exclusive insight into a new project the outfit have been working on called ‘The Victorians’ – one that features the folk, music hall, parlour songs and street music of that era and what it can tell us about the people and their lives. The band’s singer is an internationally recognised historian.

A firm favourite of folk legend Mike Harding, who gave them their first BBC airplay, Harp and a Monkey have subsequently appeared in-session on ‘the Beeb’ with the likes of Mark Radcliffe and Clare Balding. Such is the outfit’s reputation as a quality live act, they regularly tour the country to huge public and critical acclaim. Previous winners of the ‘best band’ category in the annual folking.com award, the trio (who have been friends for decades) enjoy a wonderful rapport with their audiences. A truly stimulating and uplifting evening is assured.

21st June at 8.00pm 

Musical Theatre – Spring Awakening

Let Me In Productions are delighted to present Spring Awakening the Tony Award Winning, worldwide musical sensation.

It is a musical that breaks boundaries, transcends genre and conveys the human struggle so astutely, and we cannot wait to perform such a unique production in a truly spellbinding setting. With an astonishing cast of only 13, a professional six-piece band and a visionary production team, this promises to be the most intimate and ambitious project yet from Let Me In Productions.

Set in Germany, 1891, this celebration of rebellion follows a group of late 19th century German students on their passage as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion in the daring, remarkable Spring Awakening The winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical – told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through “the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade” (Entertainment Weekly) – Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable.

Wednesday 7th -10th August 2019 at 8.00pm

The Bookworms….a family show

Rhubarb theatre … a kaleidoscope of visual fantasy

Wiggling their way in and out of trouble, The Bookworms pop-up to bring their stories to life!
With a rickety book cart and some novel ideas, surprises leap off every page, wherever they roam. Join our funny guides as they worm their way into twisty and fantastic adventures through imaginative worlds. Rhubarb Theatre returns with this fun and fantastical festival show

12th October 2019- Shows 10.30, 12.30 & 2pm