It's a GAS Listings for October - December 2023

Babajack August 2023 Scaled
Michele Stodart
231015 James Yorkston Nina Persson
Henge
Crop Dom Martin Photo By Jim Heal 9 Copy
008 Crimes On Centre Court Pamela Raith Photography
Brown Boys Swim
A Good Neet Aht
Shock Of The Old Website 5Eb11e2b86c14052df194262a7a5ebe5
Fafunia Snowy Stories By Enter Edem
LANDSCAPE+Nick+Cope
Identities
Hancock's Half Hour
Babajack August 2023 Scaled
Fafunia Snowy Stories By Enter Edem
008 Crimes On Centre Court Pamela Raith Photography
Michele Stodart
Brown Boys Swim
LANDSCAPE+Nick+Cope
231015 James Yorkston Nina Persson
Identities
A Good Neet Aht
Henge
Shock Of The Old Website 5Eb11e2b86c14052df194262a7a5ebe5
Hancock's Half Hour
Crop Dom Martin Photo By Jim Heal 9 Copy

Silver Sunday: Terence Blacker's The Shock of the Old

Mark Silver Sunday at MAC with this hilarious and spirit-lifting new show by songwriter and author Terence Blacker, celebrating one of the great challenges of life - the art of ageing with style. With songs described by Gyles Brandreth as “witty, wistful, wonderful”, plus anecdotes and a dash of wisdom, he shows how getting old can be the best, most liberating - and funniest - part of your life.

01.10.23 Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham
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Hancock's Half Hour

In 1954, Tony Hancock burst onto the airwaves of the BBC Light Programme with a comedy show unlike anything the British public had heard before. Playing a less successful version of himself and surrounded by a cast of fellow comedy greats including Sid James, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams, Hancock’s Half Hour was one of the first programmes in the genre we now know as sitcom.

01.10.23 Mansfield Palace Theatre
Hancock's Half Hour

HENGE

Extra-terrestrial joymongers – HENGE – have been delighting audiences in the UK and Europe since they landed on Planet Earth seven years ago. Their music escapes definition, but occupies a space between rave and prog rock that nobody knew existed. It is energetic, subversive and invigoratingly playful, jovially going ‘where no one has gone before’. Ultimately, HENGE are spreading a message of hope which leaves audiences feeling amused and uplifted in equal measures.

07.10.23 Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek
Henge

A Good Neet Aht

Join Phil in his journey as he recreates beer ads we have loved, the 1968 Rugby League Challenge Cup final, under-16s disco night at the Mecca ballroom, Wakefield, and his mum and dad’s silver-wedding party. This show is about the places we grow up in and the traces they may or may not leave; finding, losing and re-discovering roots

07.10.23 Derby Theatre
A Good Neet Aht

Dom Martin - Buried in the Hail

Primarily known as a solo acoustic artist, Dom is very capable of holding a large audience on his own with his mesmerising finger picking techniques and strong vocal, he can also be accompanied by a band in larger venues and festivals with a strong repertoire of original material very much in the style of Irish legend Rory Gallagher. He always includes a Gallagher song or two in his set!

13.10.23 Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
Crop Dom Martin Photo By Jim Heal 9 Copy

Identities

From bra fittings to breast cancer diagnosis, Lucy’s boobs tell her story in 60 minutes – the time it takes to perform a standard lumpectomy. Co-created with women who have experience of breast cancer and those who treat them, Identities unclasps the hidden adventures our boobs go on; the good, the bad and the silly.

14.10.23 Derby Theatre
Identities

James Yorkston & Nina Persson (The Cardigans)

Marrying the lush and majestic orchestral production led by Karl-Jonas Winqvist with vocals by the legendary Nina Persson, the Scottish singer-songwriter James Yorkston takes us on a journey into the beautiful world of folk improv. James and Nina’s duo performance sees the songs bought to life with a gentle delicacy, their interweaving vocal harmonies soaring above James’ guitar and piano playing.

15.10.23 The Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham
231015 James Yorkston Nina Persson

Nick Cope's Family Show

Nick Cope’s live performances are legendary! He has a fanatical army of little and not-so–little fans from all over the world. Nick sings his uniquely crafted songs while playing his guitar accompanied by a backdrop of Nick’s beautifully animated projections. Nick has a way of reaching into people’s hearts with songs of the everyday, igniting children’s imagination in an organic, unpatronizing, educational and fun way.

18.10.23 The Y Theatre, Leicester
LANDSCAPE+Nick+Cope

Michele Stodart

Michele Stodart is an award-winning solo artist, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist based in London. Born in Trinidad, she spent her early years surrounded by Caribbean music and culture, until she and her family fled a military coup attempt, leading them to Queens, New York where she spent a large part of her childhood. Michele is best known as bassist, vocalist and co-songwriter of Mercury-nominated, double-platinum selling band, The Magic Numbers.

18.10.23 Temperance Bar, Leamington
Michele Stodart

War of the Worlds (On A Budget)

War of Worlds (on a budget) features one clown, a loop pedal, a ukulele, lots of cardboard, many many hats and several absolutely terrifying (definitely not made out of paper) tripod puppets. Can our hero outrun the aliens, play 25 characters, unwind himself from the microphone cable, stop for a tea break and save the day before it’s too late?

19.10.23 Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham
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Crimes On Centre Court

Lord Knows, the chair of The Whombledun International Invitational Tennis Tournament, has died and his son, Hugh, is suspicious. The police won’t take the case so Hugh calls in Perry & Penny Pink, private investigators.

31.10.23 The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury
008 Crimes On Centre Court Pamela Raith Photography

Nick Harper - Tempus Fugitive

2023 sees Nick Harper jettison his normally aspirated time machine which clocks in at just 60 minutes per hour, for a model that can appear anywhere at any time in the many portals of Harperspace. In a new, uniquely styled, acoustically driven album and tour, Nick explores the past, present and future in his own singular way.

26.10.23 The Kitchen Theatre, Birmingham
Nick Harper • Tempus Fugitive • Lo Res • © Ania Shrimpton

Brown Boys Swim

Best friends Mohsen and Kash are gearing up for the biggest night of their lives – Jess Denver’s pool party. There’s just one problem… they can’t swim. Fuelled by halal Haribo and chicken wings, the pair throw themselves in at the deep end, tackling cramped cubicles and cold showers as they learn how to be at one with the water. Fierce, funny, and brimming with heart, Karim Khan examines the pressures faced by young Muslim men in this exhilarating play about fitting in and striking out.

31.10.23-04.11.23 Birmingham Rep
Brown Boys Swim

annA rydeR's Fat Chance Show

An innovative music and moving imagery show – in collaboration with highly acclaimed artist Nicky Cure, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter annA rydeR sings her own original songs with the exciting extra dimension of equally distinctive and intriguing moving pictures.

12.11.23 Temperance Bar, Leamington
Fat Chance 2023 Flyer

A Queer Collision

A thought-provoking, humorous night out with Stuart Waters and Willie Elliott, with a selection of pre-show artistic invitations hosted by cabaret artists Ebony Rose Dark and Rajan Das. Artistically led by dancemaker Stuart Waters, who draws on his experience as a neurodivergent, queer man living with mental health access needs, A Queer Collision is both humorous and poignant. Co-created with local LGBTQIA+ communities.

14.11.23 Lakeside Arts, Nottingham
Queer Collision 1600 900 LST608761

Duke Special

By nature, Duke Special (aka Belfast’s Peter Wilson) is a curious person. He is curious about music, theatre, books, poetry, art, love, life, redemption, death and 78RPM records. All of this is evidenced by the variety of musical adventures throughout his career. He has released 14 albums and EPs, toured all over the world and has been involved in a diverse array of other projects,

24.11.23 Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek
Duke Special

Enid Blyton - Noddy, Big Ears and Lashings of Controversy

Enid Blyton was loved by children. She sold more than 600 million books, despite all her work being banned by the BBC and many libraries and schools for more than thirty years. She was accused of being a racist and of using such limited vocabulary that it actually hindered children’s reading progress. She had an interesting love life.

01.12.23-02.12.23 Coach House Theatre, Malvern
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Trevor Babajack Steger trio

Perhaps best known as a founder member of the Multi-award winning band ‘Babajack’, Trevor Babajack Steger has established himself as an accomplished solo performer. The only thing better than listening to him is to watch Trevor playing live, to witness the transformation he undergoes during each performance. A Tour-de-force with only his guitar, harp, voice and a stompbox.

02.12.23 Temperance Bar, Leamington
Babajack August 2023 Scaled

Fafunia Snowy Stories by Enter Edem

Inspired by Icelandic Folk-lore and fairy mythology, Fafunia is led by a musical cast in a beautiful interactive set, these experiences allow time for children to create and explore, enjoy a theatre show, go on an adventure to learn about seasons, become part of the story and have heaps of fun.

10.12.23 Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
Fafunia Snowy Stories By Enter Edem

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