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
Three Men in a Boat 21 May 2022 – 7.30pm
After the huge success of Old Herbaceous, Kick In The Head productions are back with a rip roaring barrel of fun, Three Men in a Boat, with Giles Shenton (Old Herbaceous) playing the part of Jerome K Jerome. This show is adapted from one of the bestselling books of all time and one that has never been out of print since it was first published in 1889.
Giles Shenton expertly takes the helm and pilots you through the Jerome K Jerome’s ridiculous tale of men behaving badly while messing about in boats!
Common Ground Theatre Company presents Ladies Day – 26th, 27th & 28th May 2022 7.30pm
Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. But their fortunes are set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot.
Kemps Jig – An Elizabethan Roadshow
by Chris Harris – 10th June 2022 – 7.30pm
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
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.
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.
Saturday July 9 – 3pm & 7pm – PARADISE LOST
ABBA SENSATION – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26th 7.30pm
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.