CHAOS OF DELIGHT – Robin Ince

‘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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tarvin Community Centre has pulled off another coup with the appearance of Robin Ince on Saturday 23rd March. (He will be appearing in Kelsall on 22nd March should that be more convenient for you). The revue below of the shows presentation at the Fringe seems the best way to sum up the delight we are able to offer.

further details will appear on this page nearer the time – SAVE THE DATE.

“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 YouTube of what Robin Ince hears when Brian Cox speaks:

 

 

 

 

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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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Bronte Classic comes to the Community Centre

The Community Centre is delighted to announce that their autumn theatre production will now be “Wuthering Heights” which will be on stage on Saturday November 18th at 7.30 pm.

The play has been created by Hot Buckle Theatre Productions, a Shropshire based company that specialises in adaptations of classic stories. They are veterans of the rural touring network and will be coming to Tarvin after an October tour throughout Ireland.

Sue Hardacre said “This is a change from what we had originally planned. Our first choice from the Cheshire Rural Touring Arts menu was a Dickens ghost story but the company offering the play did not get their Arts Council funding. This left CRTA with the problem of getting substitutes to offer promoters, and we are very, very pleased with the alternative”

The play uses four actors to weave the complex tapestry of this inter-generational love story. The performance will be full length with an interval and is more than likely to be performed on the stage.  Sue says, “It is a pleasure to be offering a solid piece of theatre which will use all the imagination and talents of the writer, director and actors to draw us into Emily Bronte’s dramatic and highly-charged world of doomed love.”

Tickets for the performance will be £10 for adults and, because the play may well appeal to a younger audience as well, tickets at £7 will be offered for those under 16. The performance is rated as suitable for 11+.

Tickets will be available from the Post Office in due course but for those who like to get their autumn diary in good shape early, they are available to purchase on line at www.ticketsource.co.uk/cheshireruraltouringarts

 

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