Upcoming Events

TOBY BELCH IS UNWELL
A dark comedy monologue by John Knowles

Upstairs at The Ostrich

Friday 21 September

8:00 pm 

The life of one of Shakespeare’s better known, but still, minor characters.
Toby Belch is unwell: the years of drinking, late nights and debauchery have taken their toll and now he faces his end with the knowledge that he is seen as a buffoon, a drunken sot and a bully.
He could have been Hamlet, he could have been Macbeth….. Is this his epitaph?

 

£10 | £9 RAP members                                                               
Tickets now on sale for members, direct from us. In Judges & Village Stores for all from 13 August

http://toby-belch.co.uk/

 


Horses! Horses!

At The George Inn

Sunday 7 October

6.30pm meal followed by 7.30 ish performance (approx. 50 mins)

“The Pub is the Hub, ladies and gents, so it’s use it or lose it time”. Johnny’s putting on a Big Fun Night fundraiser at the Nags Head, and you are all invited! But this is no charity night. Truth is, Johnny desperately needs to find some cash to win back his wife. She left him when he sold her horse to raise some money, and now he needs to buy her a new horse to tempt her back! HORSES! HORSES! is written in darkly humorous style in the language of the pub and performed amongst regular pub-goers with pub games, pints, crisps, heartbreak and laughter, country music, lots of karaoke, an Elvis impersonator and possibly a little bit of Morris dancing. Shortlisted for the Tobacco Factory Theatres’ Scriptspace Award, HORSES! HORSES! was developed through Bristol Old Vic Ferment.

Tickets £12.50 to include a one course supper. Priority booking for RAP members.


Two Gents Productions:

The Importance of Being Earnest

Robertsbridge Village Hall

Saturday 13 October

7.30pm

 

Uproariously entertaining The Guardian

A rollicking, fast-paced bit of storytelling Time Out

A radiant examination of our own humanity Remote Goat

This is Oscar Wilde’s classic, very witty and laugh out loud comedy of mistaken identities, confusion and cucumber sandwiches. On the surface it’s a light, fluffy jibe at the nonsensical-ness of the English upper class at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. At a deeper level, it is also a profound plea for substance, commitment and compassion in the way we treat each other and in the way we confront adversity. It is this second, deeper level that Two Gents examines from the very contemporary perspective of the migrant and the outsider. Told with wit and deft humour, two actors with only the barest minimum of props and costume will rock up in your village hall, draw you into their performance and unfurl a riot of love, confusion and high jinks to share with you Oscar Wilde’s oh so current insistence on the importance of being EARNEST.

 

Tickets £10 | RAP members £9 U16s FOC, Age Suitability: 12+

NB Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

Tickets available now for members only, on sale to general public 4-6 weeks prior to the event.

Doors & bar open 7pm

90 minutes plus interval, approximate end time 9.15pm

http://www.twogentsproductions.co.uk/

 


Archaeus Quartet Beethoven Series Concert 4

St Mary’s Church, Salehurst

Saturday 27 October

7.30pm

On Saturday October 27th The Archaeus Quartet will continue their cycle of the complete quartets of Beethoven.

This programme includes Op. 95 in f minor known as “the Serioso”.

This dramatic work will be followed by the more genial Op.10 number 3 in D major a charming work almost Mozartian in character. The second half of the concert will be devoted to the epic Op.1321 in C sharp minor.

This was the quartet which Beethoven considered his greatest of all. Incidentally, Schubert also shared this opinion.

 

Tickets £15, U16s FOC, Age suitability 8+, glass of wine included for RAP members

NB Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

Tickets available now for members only. On sale to general public 4-6 weeks prior to the event

Doors open 7pm

 

http://www.archaeusquartet.co.uk/

 


Odette

Robertsbridge Club

Friday 30 November

8pm

 

Recently described as “a star in the making” by Clive Davies of The Sunday Times for her debut album A Shake of the Hand, Odette is a young singer, songwriter and guitarist.

Odette is well travelled and keen to make music with a ‘world’ appeal. Passionate about inner well-being, her music is a fresh and uplifting blend of R&B, folk, world and pop that has already attracted rave reviews from the press. Odette will be accompanied by a quartet of musicians on guitar, bass, drums/percussion, and violin.

 

Odette is a huge British talent. If you haven’t ‘discovered’ her yet, you are missing a treat..as smooth, seductive, and soulful a voice as you’ll hear anywhere, minus the cliches. Highly recommended

Chris Cowey – Music TV Producer and Director

 

Tickets £10 | RAP members £9 U16s foc must be accompanied by an adult

Tickets available now for members only. On sale to general public 4-6 weeks prior to the event

Doors 7.15pm

https://www.musicbyodette.co.uk/

 

https://madmimi.com/p/f9efc9 Sunday Times full review

 


The Last Baguette: The Little Match Girl

Robertsbridge Village Hall

Thursday 27 December

5pm

A family show for Christmas inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s traditional tale. London. Christmas Eve. The snow is falling. A little girl struggles fiercely through the cold. We follow her throughout the day as she encounters the funny and zany characters of the vibrant city streets. In an attempt to stay warm she strikes a match, then a second and third. In the cold the flames blaze to life and the flickering fire illuminates her fantastic Christmas visions. With each strike we enter the tumultuous world of her imagination, meeting talking turkeys, dancing rats, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their chattering Christmas tree. The company use their signature style of visual storytelling, live music and puppetry to present this touching, madcap and heart-warming classic Christmas tale.

 

Such a great show…expert physical comedy and storytelling … the live music and song was a real treat too. Stunning costumes, men playing women, puppets, bags of humour for young (and old) it really surpassed all my expectations and was a beautiful way to finish our programme for Christmas.

Programme Manager, Bridport Arts Centre

 

Tickets £10 | £5 for U16s suitable for ages 4+

Tickets available now for members only. On sale to general public 4-6 weeks prior to the event. NB this event is likely to sell out, so do use your member priority booking.

 

Tea/coffee/soft drinks/cake included for RAP members

Doors 4.30pm, bar available

Approx end time 6.30pm, including interval

 

http://www.thelastbaguette.com/en/The_Little_Match_Girl.html

 


                                              
A Talk by Paul Roberts
To include supper – further details to follow

The George Inn 

Wednesday 6 February 2019

http://www.paulrobertspiano.com/