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Paradise and Thorns

Show Details

Presented by Ashley Hutchings & Becky Mills

Performance date and time
Saturday, 27th November 2021
7:30 PM

Featuring Ashley and fabulous melodic vocalist Becky Mills, this new two-person ‘words & music’ live show is a bravado ’companion piece’ to the new album ‘Paradise and Thorns’. It enchants and commands the listener’s attention, a sublime mix of traditional and modern folk, new songs and old, dramatic readings, sonnets, diary excerpts, and superb lyrics and musicianship while leading the audience through the subject of Love – “Man’s noblest frailty”.

This work has gleaned fabulous reviews, such as "An absolute masterpiece" from Rock 'n Reel magazine.

'Ashley Hutchings is the single most important figure in English folk rock.' Bob Dylan 'Folk-rock giant Ashley Hutchings' standing in Britain's folk pantheon is indisputable… co-founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band… a man still twisting the familiar into brave new forms.' Uncut Magazin

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Running time
90 mins + interval

Audience Type
Adults/Older Children

Age Range

Ticket Prices
£15.00 Standard

Main Box Office Telephone Number
01684 310522

Available From
Online at TicketSource and 01684 310522

Additional Information
Contact Viv Nelson for information or if you are having difficulties booking online.

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Designated parking Level entrance Ramped approach up to entrance Ramped approach down to entrance Wheelchair accessible toilet Wheelchair accessible toilet with limited transfer space Induction Loop

This performance is supported by:

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Arts Council, England