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Sat 23 May

8:00pm

Paul Foot: Hovercraft Symphony in Gammon # Major

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Comedy Night

Paul Foot: Hovercraft Symphony in Gammon # Major

Heralded by critics, Paul’s previous tours have been showered with 5 star reviews and nominations, credited as “masterful” (Scotsman) and “ingenious” (The Australian Herald Sun). His subversive, insightful absurdity constantly challenges and delights his faithful connoisseurs, leaving “your sides sore and your face wet with tears” (Edinburgh Evening News). His most recent TV credits include BBC1’s “Would I Lie To You”, BBC2’s “Never Mind The Buzzcocks”, C4’s “8 Out Of 10 Cats” and Comedy Central’s “The Alternative Comedy Experience”. Don’t miss your chance to see “a cult classic, a relic from the past, a rare exotic bird, he’s special” (The Daily Express).

"It's baffling to me that Paul is not a household name in this country.  His routines are like jazz clusters, loose hammocks, choked to the brim with jokes and ideas" Noel Fielding


All tickets £13.50

Age restriction 14yrs+ (adult themes and language)

To buy your tickets, phone the Box Office on 01805 624624.

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Sat 23 May

8:15pm

Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

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Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

A Gallery Gig

Laura Cortese has built a distinguished career following a path that led her to be one of the most in-demand musical partners and collaborators on the circuit while continuing to make her own music...

The fiddler/vocalist and song-writer who digs deep and aims high, is one of the busiest individuals on the circuit. But, it’s been as Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards that she has made the biggest impression. It’s bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock ‘n’roll swagger. The 2013-issued album, Into The Dark, won glowing reviews and a huge amount of radio exposure, and was described by AmericanaUK as "a beautifully-constructed amalgam of traditional and contemporary country music." Songlines magazine praised it as "a celebration of American string playing par excellence," while fRoots mag said they were "powerful, gutsy and almost certainly set to make musical waves." R2 magazine described the album as being like "an unlikely heaven-sent artistic collision between Jackie Oates, Scott Skinner and ELO," and Folkwords said it was "Remarkably impressive." Bandmates Valerie Thompson and Mariel Vandersteel bring their own multi-genre credentials to embellish the stylish mix.

Full £12.00    Concession £11.00    Supporter £10.00   

www.thisislauracortese.com

To buy your tickets, phone the Box Office on 01805 624624
or you can buy tickets for this event online
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Sun 24 May

5.00pm

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

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Illyria present

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

adapted by Oliver Gray

The original boy-wizard story, most famously told in Disney’s Fantasia, starring Mickey Mouse. Bored of his chores, the apprentice waves his wand and a broom magically fetches water. But he can’t find a spell to stop it. In desperation he saws it in half - and everything spirals out of control… This show features breathtaking magical illusions, non-stop laughter and more water then you have EVER seen in a play before! There’s a spectacular set from the designer of George’s Marvellous Medicine, amazing effects from the scenic builders of The Twits, the original music by Paul Dukas (as used in Fantasia) - and eye-popping magical illusions designed by the world famous illusionist Paul Daniels. Exciting, magical family fun for all ages 5+!

Duration 1hr 30min (inc 20 min interval)

Full £13.00    Concession £11.00    Supporter £9.00   
Family Tickets Available

At Castle Hill, Filleigh

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Sun 24 May

7:30pm

Eddi Reader

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Eddi Reader

+ support

Eddi Reader began her career with the Gang of Four and as a backing vocalist for the Eurythmics. It was the short-lived but warmly remembered Fairground Attraction that really brought her into the limelight and to the attention of a much wider audience. The single 'Perfect' and parent album 'First of a Million Kisses' both topped the British charts.

However, it was her subsequent albums which signalled her increasing ability to assimilate different musical styles and make them all very much her own. Her unerring instinct for fine material, whether self penned, collaborative or a carefully chosen cover version resulted in 'Mirmama' (1992), 'Eddi Reader' (1994), 'Candyfloss & Medicine' (1996), 'Angels & Electricity' (1998), 'Simple Soul'(2001), 'Songs of Robert Burns' (2003), 'Peacetime' (2006),'Love is the Way' (2009) and 2014's 'Vagabond'.

Full £24.00    Concession £22.00    Supporter £20.00   

To buy your tickets, phone the Box Office on 01805 624624
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Thu 28 May

3.00pm

Smelly Feet

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Dean Friedman's

Smelly Feet

Join Danny, Pete and Danny’s little sister, Sally, on their ridiculous quest to cure Pete’s ‘smelly feet’ in this toe-tickling, tune-humming musical from chart-topping singer-songwriter and pop-icon, Dean Friedman, featuring a slew of his silly sing-alongs and lots of fun audience participation. A talented London-based cast will perform this children’s musical which promises to be a perfect half term afternoon’s entertainment for families with children ages 3 to 8.

Full £8.00    Concession £8.00    Supporter £6.00   
Family Tickets Available

To buy your tickets, phone the Box Office on 01805 624624
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Fri 29 May

8:00pm

The Fisherman’s Friends

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The Fisherman’s Friends

at RHS Garden Rosemoor

The Fisherman’s Friends are shanty singers from Port Isaac who have delighted visitors and locals there for more than 15 years, with almost 300 live performances under their belts.

Down on the harbour front of the tiny fishing village of Port Isaac on the north Cornwall coast, the authentic sound of the shanty can be heard loud and clear via the mighty, brawny chorale of The Fisherman’s Friends. At around eight in the evening during the summer months, tourists and locals gather to hear this nine-man group mesh their voices in an incredibly rousing and joyful set of shanties and Cornish folk songs.

Unusually for a singing group, each member will take the lead. At their regular Port Isaac summer sessions, they stand in a line and each leads a song, from one end of the line and back again, giving them a huge variety of sound and song, and drawing from a repertoire reaching back 200 years, and embracing songs and shanties not only from Cornwall but Liverpool, Ireland, Africa, the West Indian, and America. Be prepared to have your ears blown clean off...

Free access to the gardens from 4pm. Garden Kitchen pre-show meals: 01805 626821. Cash bar.

Full £26.00    Concession £24.00    Supporter £22.00   
£22 Rosemoor Members

To buy your tickets, phone the Box Office on 01805 624624
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Sat 30 May

8:00pm

Show of Hands

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Show of Hands

at RHS Garden Rosemoor

Celebrating a remarkable 22 year partnership, Plough Patrons Knightley and Beer have sold out the Royal Albert Hall four times and are triple winners at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (Best Duo, Best Original Song, Best Live Act). Joined by Miranda Sykes on double bass they have become one of the acoustic roots scene’s major players, widely recognised for their resonating original songs, stunning musicianship and remarkable audience rapport.

Features on BBC TV’s Countryfile, BBC Breakfast and Andrew Marr shows and regular airplay by the likes of Bob Harris, Mike Harding, Mark Radcliffe, Johnnie Walker and Simon Mayo has taken their music to a wide cross-section of audience.

Free access to the gardens from 4pm. Garden Kitchen pre-show meals:01805 626821. Cash bar. 

Full £26.00    Concession £24.00    Supporter £22.00   
£22 Rosemoor Members

www.showfhands.co.uk

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Sun 31 May

5:00pm

An Afternoon with PAM AYRES

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An Afternoon with PAM AYRES

at RHS Garden Rosemoor

Pam Ayres brings her latest show to Torrington as part of her 40th anniversary tour, following the recent publication of her new book of poetry, ‘YOU MADE ME LATE AGAIN!’. Pam Ayres’ work is funny, and approachable. It sounds simple, as though dashed off, but this is deceptive. Her hair-trigger timing, her eye for the detail of everyday life, and for the absurdity therein, makes for an art that hides art. Since first appearing on TV’s Opportunity Knocks in 1975 her books have been bestsellers, and Pam is still a regular on Radio and TV, on programmes such as Just A Minute, Loose Ends, five series of Ayres On The Air for Radio 4, the Paul O’Grady Show, Alan Titchmarsh Show, Countdown, and The One Show.

Free access to the gardens from 3pm. Garden Kitchen lunches/cream teas: 01805 626821. Cash bar.

“Pam Ayres is the voice of a generation; her blend of comedy and pathos reveals an unerring eye for the truth. She is a consummate performer, working poems into an effortless-seeming monologue that takes in a very funny reading from her autobiography and various hilarious impersonations. ”  Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Review – Funny Women Magazine

Full £26.00    Concession £24.00    Supporter £22.00   
£22 Rosemoor Members

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