Exciting autumn programme at Ropery Hall

Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall promises a line-up packed with music, theatre and comedy this autumn beginning in mid-September with a gig by Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection and continuing until just before Christmas with a children’s theatre production of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

“This autumn we have quality in abundance with old favourites such as Jeremy Hardy, Fred MacAulay, Mark Thomas and Rob Newman and to add to the mix we have a new, monthly comedy night, Barnstormers Comedy Club, which showcases new talent and circuit regulars,” said The Ropewalk’s Liz Bennet.

“Folk continues to figure prominently and as well as the end of the month dedicated Folk Nights which featureFaustus, Damien Barber and Mike Wilson, and Steve Tilson and Jez Lowe, we welcome in December Lau, crowned Best Folk Group at the Radio Two Folk Awards an incredible four times, in what could easily be the most thrilling concert of the year,” Liz continued.

“And as an extra pre-Christmas treat we welcome the return of the Young ‘uns with their festive offering, We Three Sings.”

Another night that promises to be unforgettable is the gig by Matthew Halsall and the Gondwana Orchestra as well as gigs by Vonda Shepard of Ally McBeal fame and Judie Tzuke, one of this country’s best and most unique singers and songwriters.

Northern Accent, a new series of literature events, brings three very different acts to Ropery Hall –  The Devil’s Violin: The Forbidden Door, Mark Billingham and My Darling Clementine and a Firm of Poets.

Agony aunt, columnist and novelist Virginia Ironside will be sharing the secrets of Growing Old Disgracefully while a programme of Thursday night films runs from early September to late November.

More details of the complete programme including ticket prices can be found on www.roperyhall.co.uk



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