Bookish – a different kind of theatre show comes to Ropery Hall

A different kind of theatre show is coming to Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall in early September as performers Laura Mugridge and Tom Adams introduce audiences to Bookish.

What makes this performance special is that the audience has to choose two books from a total of five books that will be performed on the night.

“While every performance will be different because of the choice of books each venue’s audience makes, each show will have original music performed live, recordings of interviews Laura and Tom have had with people who inspired them when they thought about the topics in the book, and a short quiz (there’s even one about cheese),” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.

“Bookish embodies theatre, cabaret, and literature and is ideal for those audiences who enjoy ‘literature’ events as well as those who may consider such events not for them, but who enjoy genres such as cabaret events, some gentler forms of comedy,” Liz went on.

Making up Bookish is musician, composer and theatre maker Tom Adams and Laura Mugridge who is a comedian, theatre maker and self-confessed dramaturg. Together they will present a show about two books from those listed: The Dairy Book of Family Cookery,

Ginger – My Story (The Autobiography of Ginger Rogers), Tales of The Unexpected by Roald Dahl, Remains Of The Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, and How to Analyse People by Brian Masters.

“From this choice of five ticket holders will choose in the run-up to the show the two books that will be performed but whatever books are chosen you are guaranteed an evening filled with music, laughter, words and maybe even a quiz,” Liz continued.

Supported by Northern Accent and Arts Council England, Bookish  will be performed on Wednesday, September 7, starting at 7.30pm.  Tickets cost £7 in advance or £9 on the door and can be purchased online at, in person at the Craft Gallery, or by calling 01652 660380.






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