PLEASE NOTE: ALL SHOWS WILL ADHERE TO STRICT COVID-19 CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES. IN THE UNFORTUNATE EVENT OF US HAVING TO CANCEL ANY SHOW, TICKET MONEY WILL BE REFUNDED IN FULL – PLEASE READ OUR COVID ARRANGEMENTS BEFORE ATTENDING THE THEATRE

Kemps Jig – An Elizabethan Roadshow
by Chris Harris – 10th June 2022 – 7.30pm


“And let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down”

In 1600 Kemp, the most famous comic actor of his generation, and William Shakespeare, arguably the most famous playwright in history had an argument. Shakespeare stayed in London, writing the plays still renowned the world over. Kemp embarked on a bizarre PR stunt, Morris dancing 125 miles from London to Norwich

Based on Kemp’s own diary “The Nine Daies Wonder”, Kemp’s Jig is a romp through Elizabethan England sharing the adventures of Shakespeare’s now almost forgotten clown. There is dancing along the way, along with richly comic characters, a spot of bear baiting and that most wonderful of days out – a public execution.

A “horrible history” for all ages, fans of Shakespeare in Love & Upstart Crow, will cheer the maverick Kemp on his merry way to Norwich!
TICKETS £12 ADULTS £10 CONCESSIONS


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Hambledon Productions present – I SPY BRIAN – 18th June 2022 at 7.30pm

An Absurdist Comedy by Rebekah Hardy
Directed by John Hewer and Rebekah Hardy

Meet Wendy, a humble bin collector living in any normal mid-terrace in any normal suburb of any normal town.

She has eyes for her neighbour Brian but who actually is he? He goes out at all hours, lives alone and is always immaculately turned out. When she stumbles upon an intriguing letter which further fogs his character, Wendy inadvertently takes centre-stage in an adventure of mistaken identity, a disputable inheritance and murder. And fog.
This piece of writing was the winner of the 2020 Scratch Night held at Louth Riverhead Theatre and is touring this summer.



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Saturday July 9 – 3pm & 7pm – PARADISE LOST


We are pleased to present A Certain Demographic and their outdoor performance of Paradise Lost.

Words by John Milton & Ian Sharp, music by Tim Sutton, performed by A Certain Demographic (of ‘Conchies!’ fame).

Tickets via our website: £10. / £9. (over 65 and under 18). Numbers are limited so don’t delay!

Suitable for ages 12+


Note: this show will NOT be at the theatre. The performance takes place in the garden of Holton Hall (where the founders of the Broadbent theatre first performed!), at the cross roads in Holton-cum-Beckering, LN8 5NG. Parking is available on site.

Bring your own seating and refreshments – or how about a picnic, up to 45 minutes before the show.

This show brings Milton’s classic poem to life for contemporary audiences. Ian Sharp has extracted the most dramatic elements of Milton’s work – as powerful as the best of Shakespeare – and added new scenes. The play is a 21st century, and often comic, take on the ancient story of Adam & Eve and Satan. Milton’s themes are increasingly relevant to our own age – Adam and Eve lost Paradise. Are we about to do the same?

A Certain Demographic

The company was formed in 2017 to give older actors the opportunity to play roles normally reserved for younger performers. For 2 years they toured ‘Conchies!’ – a docudrama which told the story of World War II conscientious objectors and the people who went on to form the Lindsey Rural Players and establish the Broadbent Theatre. The show had a number of well-received performances at The Broadbent and was a sell-out success at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. Their adaptation of Paradise Lost began in 2019 and was planned for the Fringe in 2020 but Covid had other ideas. They are currently touring this show to outdoor venues.


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Keith James – A Concert for a Changing World – 1st October 2022 at 7.30pm

Unique and timeless songs of vision, question and change

The only certainty in life is that everything changes. Throughout history writers have chronicled a never ending series of events as diverse as humanity itself, but the things that remain constant: the need for shelter, safety, family, identity and love have a universal voice. Words that reverberate with the tenacity of the Human Spirit and have moved millions of us to do things we never thought possible.

Included in this concert are songs written by, Joan Baez, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, Maya Angelou, Leonard Cohen and Neil Young; Also included are many of Keith’s own songs from his 2020 Album ‘Paradise lost’ and from his brand new Album ‘Can you imagine’



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ABBA SENSATION – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26th 7.30pm


A unique opportunity to see one of Europe’s top tribute bands in an intimate theatre setting.

Widely considered to be one of the best ever Abba Tribute Acts, they play to packed theatres and festivals throughout Europe. A stunning stage show, which combines costume changes, lighting effects and a faithful reproduction of the Abba sound.

A great evening’s entertainment is guaranteed for all age ranges.
The band love audience participation, so you can sing along, clap or even get up and dance. If however you are ‘too posh’ to join in, then no problem, just rattle your jewellery !!!

Please note, this bands concerts tend to sell out very quickly, so please book your tickets as soon as possible for a great night out.

TICKETS £17.00 CONC £15.00

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Wickenby, Lincolnshire, Home of the Lindsey Rural Players