ONE MAN SHOE

Friday 10th May – 18:00 – 19:00
£7 adults and £5 for under 16 years old
One Man Shoe, is a delightful new show for children and families, performed by Jango Starr.

When the headline act fails to show up, Jango, a bumbling theatre caretaker, is suddenly thrust into the limelight and embarks on a hilarious journey of highly crafted and heart-felt silent comedy, as he magically finds his way to realise his dream of transforming into a star!
Jango Starr’s unique style of silent physical theatre includes contemporary circus clowning, slapstick comedy, puppetry, juggling and absurd magic, bringing laughter and joy to all ages!

Produced by SC²ENE

Due to illness, we were unable to bring you this show when it was booked  previously, so we are very pleased that we are now able to do so.

Tickets are on sale now from Ticket Source


“We’re talking classic clown, here, and Jango Starr is a master of that art.” 

****  THE HERALD

“It is a great little show, brilliantly performed, funny and charming. Catch it if you can. NEAT (North East Arts Touring)”


“Tightly choreographed chaos fills the stage, a simple story unfolds which cherishes the dreamer and upstart. Honest and finely crafted work”  Sarah Bebe Holmes

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Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer

SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 7:30 pm.

Shane Shambhu’s  Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer,  offers a funny, honest and engaging bilingual solo of comedy and dance.

You’ll laugh out loud as he practices his dance and imagines himself as ‘Shane the Hero’ behind a brick wall in the school playground.

In this funny and honest solo, Shane Shambhu combines Indian dance and stand-up comedy to lead audiences on a revealing journey of his life experiences. From unlikely Indian dance student to “rude boy” to international performer.

With his inimitable charm and wit, Shane will have you laughing out loud as he reveals his past through a vivid display of characters, lived experiences and comical stories, reflecting on how race, language, cultures and identity have defined him and his career. 
Shane Shambhu has collaborated with an acclaimed team of collaborators to create Confessions Of A Cockney Temple Dancer.

Following the show, audiences will get the opportunity to sample an assortment of traditional Indian cuisine in a special post-show cooking demonstration hosted by Shane.

Shane’s show is stunning, a really good quality dance experience with some very strong themes and messages’ Kerry Bartlett, Executive Co-Director Artsreach Dorset 14th November 2018

The show was amazing, Shane is so talented.  The narrative around the dance made it very easy to appreciate and his humorous style made it entertaining.  The 2nd part – Cockney Curry House, was great.  Very different and really funny.” Pat Kynaston,Events Professional Organisers Ltd, Cheshire (who saw the show at Peel Centre, Dronfield, Live & Local  23rd November 2018)

“…excellent storytelling and characterisation skills. The audience was on it’s feet by the end.”

“A tour de force and something very unusual. It is entertaining, insightful and really very unexpectedly funny.  This is something not to be missed.”

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CHAOS OF DELIGHT – Robin Ince

Tarvin Community Centre has pulled off another coup with the appearance of Robin Ince on Saturday 23rd March at 7:30 pm. Advance tickets are £12 from Tarvin PO.

‘The winner and co-star of the Rose D’Or award winning The Infinite Monkey Cage, Sony Gold and, most importantly, Pointless Celebrities is back on the road with an artist’s manifesto of delight and curiosity’.

Robin Ince mashes up the two cultures of art and science in this celebration of the human mind from Bohemians to Black Holes, Dali to DNA, another of his stand up sort of lectures.

Robin’s new book, I’m a Joke…and So Are You (Atlantic books) available at all good book stores from Oct 2018.

‘The Ince brain is like a black hole in a galaxy of knowledge. When it collides with another black hole – say the Fringe – the energy waves that are produced are perceived, by us, as “shows”. **** The Scotsman

“He’s defined a generation of comics” Stewart Lee.

The revue below of the shows presentation at the Fringe seems the best way to sum up the delight we are able to offer.

“Robin Ince is probably most commonly known for his BBC radio 4 comedy science show, The Infinite Monkey Cage, where he presents alongside Professor Brian Cox

But in 2018 he returned to the live stage, bringing new show Chaos of Delight to the Fringe. This highbrow comedy sketch may appeal to a more niche kind of audience but Ince’s erratic nature manages to fill the time with a rapid barrage of smart, witty humour making it utterly enjoyable throughout.

It can be almost hard to keep up with the show as Ince blasts through artists and ideas, all of which are incorporated into his comedy. The show also looks at the changing attitudes of generations through anecdotes of Ince’s relationship with his father and son, his father growing more left-wing with age as he begins reading the Guardian, his 7-year-old son, Archie, unquestioning in the face of ideologies new to this world. These segments were hilarious as well as touching. Ince also performs some poetry, which didn’t add much to the comedy value but it did diversify the show as well as reel in the fast-pace while adding some sentimental value.

The entire audience left in great spirits as Ince provided a beautiful and refreshing perspective to accompany his brilliant comedy. He encourages the audience to capture the present in our memories, not just on our memory cards and to focus on the moments that will become our fondest memories in the future.  No comedy show in this year’s Fringe has left an impression quite like this one has.”

Here is a snippet from Radio 4s The Infinite Monkey Cage:

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The Snow Queen

On Friday 2nd November at 6.00pm, our younger audience members and their families will be able to enjoy a very traditional tale. The Snow Queen weaves a magical story of friendship, deception, courage and love with music and images suitable for younger children. Tutti Frutti Company, https://tutti-frutti.org.uk, based in Leeds, are specialists in creating and staging one-hour shows to delight children from about 3 to 7/8 years old. Sue Says ” This is the first children’s show for some time (the last one was cancelled at the last minute) so we do hope that families will come along with their little ones to enjoy live theatre”

 

Kai and Gerda had been friends for as long as they could remember. Until Kai is pulled under the spell of the powerful snow queen of ice and coldness, we follow Gerda’s quest to save her friend and return life to normal.

Tickets – Adults £7 and under 12s £5 are available now from Tarvin PO and Ticket Source 

 

 

 

 

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A Mummy and a Blue Carbuncle

The summer recess is almost over and activities at the Community Centre will begin to pick up a pace starting with our latest CRTA presentation.

The first show is a double bill of comedy on Friday October 5th at 7.30 pm. Three talented young actors who are the Last Chance Saloon, https://www.lastchancesaloon.org,  will take us on two thrilling journeys. The first is Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Carbuncle and the company say:
“We know what you’re asking: What is a Blue Carbuncle? Well, we’re not exactly sure but what we do know was that it was stolen from Meghan Markle on her wedding day and only one person can solve the mystery of ‘whodunit’!

Join Sherlock and his trusty sidekick as they travel from 221B Baker Street through Victorian London (and Waitrose) to a mysterious farm in chase of the evil mastermind. Have Holmes and Watson finally met their match? Find out in this shamelessly high-octane spoof of Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Carbuncle.
With twisted pop songs, an assortment of ridiculous characters and more slapstick British comedy than a Butlins holiday camp, you’re in for a wild and raucous ride!”

With this mystery out of the way there is a rapid costume change and the three come back after the interval to solve the Curse of the Mummy with Montana Jones, a Nazi spy and a love-sick mummy. Expect laughter, music and slap-stick in this monster mash-up. The show has played at the Edinburgh Festival and the company says:

“Using both outrageously catchy pop songs and obscure 80s ballads even your mum won’t have heard of, Last Chance Saloon take you on a whirlwind adventure. For one hour, 3 men will play over 100 characters, with at least 3 different accents. You’ll see them dance, you’ll see them cry, you’ll see things you wish you could un-see.
With good old fashioned British humour and an intriguing interpretation of world history, the Saloon Boys will have you laughing your lungs out, crying out for more and wondering why they don’t all have modelling contracts.”

 

Tickets – Adults £10 and under 16s £6 for are available now online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/cheshhireruraltouringarts and will be available later from Tarvin Post Office

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