Something for the Spring… the Live & Local team share the shows they are most looking forward to …

John, general captain of the ship (or Director in more formal circles) is excited about seeing For Once – billed by the Guardian as a “cracker of a family drama”. John says “Pentabus have been regulars on our programme, so I’m sure that this poignant, funny and exceptional drama will translate brilliantly into the more intimate spaces on the Live & Local and Shindig networks”

Fiona, spends her days looking after our projects and partnerships, but her evenings are turned to tapping her feet and enjoying some music. “I’m looking forward to seeing how audiences respond to the Kel Elliott band. I’ve seen their performances before and have always enjoyed their soulful and funky sound. It’s the sort of music that you can’t sit still for, Kel’s powerful vocal and her skill on double bass grabs the attention of any crowd. I think this show will help Live & Local and Shindig audiences to find their inner mojo!”

Sally, keeps us all in our place as Company Administrator, is torn between two very different performances. “I am expecting Boxed In to prove that clowning can be a serious business! I love physical, comedic performances and find they are all the more funny – and moving too – when based in truth. I think the mundane setting of a warehouse full of boxes will prove an excellent playground for comedy.”  In contrast Sally also has her eye on Hot Fingers “the foot tapping music of the 1920s/30s, including the French gypsy swing and the American blues – I’ve loved this sort of music since I was a child. I hope there’s an opportunity to dance, or you’ll have to tie me to my chair!”

Sarah, Marketing Officer and producer of the diaries, is so overwhelmed by the variety of exciting shows coming up this season “it’s going to be difficult to choose which ones to go to. I definitely want to see Buffalo Gals in Concert in April. I am looking forward to the fabulous music, step dances and showmanship in a friendly village hall setting. From what I’ve heard, one can expect a traditional knees-up from this old-time string band, and that’s exactly my kind of night out.”

Frances, our roving Fieldworker – looking after Derbyshire and Staffordshire, has got her sights set on a blast from the past “I’m really looking forward to seeing Kings of the Cloth of Gold, I love history and comedy so this is just the sort of thing I like, I might even bring the family!”

Carly, Admin Assistant and top green tea drinker, is tempted by something with an international flavour “Portmanteau is the show I am most looking forward to seeing this season; since the hype and spectacle of The Artist, I think silent film has become really popular.” This show is also our Friends International Show for Spring 2013.

Becky, chief photocopier and Marketing Assistant is looking forward to a tale that starts in a junk shop! “Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs sounds like a fascinating detective story mixed with real life adventure, all based around an old postcard picked up in a junk shop, a great opportunity to get a nosy insight in to someone else’s life, and a postcard’s amazing journey!”

Jane, our bookkeeper by night, is tempted by some story telling “I am looking forward to A Love Like Salt. If previous shows are anything to go by these tales will be an absorbing mix of expert story telling and musical atmospherics. Do not be mistaken that stories are only for children – this is one I will not be missing.”

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