ENTERTAINMENT

Gala Performances

 

All entertainments are included in the residential price, but residents must reserve their free tickets for the Gala Performances by 1st June 2015. The Gala Concerts are open to Summer School customers and members of the general public and tickets can be purchased below.

Tickets will not be dispatched before Summer School starts. Residential customers can collect their tickets from their House Manager in their accommodation upon arrival. Non-residents should collect their tickets on the door of the performance or from the Summer School office from Sunday 12th July 2015.


Tickets can be purchased during Summer School subject to availability. Tickets will be sold at full price from the Summer School office and on the door, subject to availability.

Tickets can be purchased directly online or from:

Marlborough College Summer School, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1PA. Tel: +44 (0)1672 892388.
Email: admin@mcsummerschool.org.uk


Sound Knowledge, 22 Hughenden Yard, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1LT. Tel/Fax: (01672) 511106. Tickets to be collected only.

Please make cheques payable to Marlborough College Summer School. All prices are inclusive of VAT.

 

Illyria's Production of The Three Musketeers

Illyria's Production of The Three Musketeers


WEEK DATE/TIME LOCATION PRICE
1 Tuesday 14th July / 7pm Adults £15.00
Children (under 17) £0.00

Romance! Swashbuckling! Intrigue! Murder! Betrayal! Revenge...! Illyria’s production of The Three Musketeers has got the lot!

All for One - and One for All!Young D’Artagnan is desperate to join Athos, Porthos and Aramis as an elite Musketeer of the King’s Guard. To prove himself he plunges headlong into a thrilling adventure to retrieve the Queen’s jewels and restore her honour, survive the machinations of scheming Cardinal Richelieu,race the clock to save the hapless Mme Bonancieuxand cross swords with one of the original and deadliest femmes fatales;Milady de Winter. Set against a sweeping panorama of 17thcentury France at war, this production is a whirlwind of excitement, broad comedy and ingenious story-telling.

The devilish intrigues, perilous fights and cliffhanging suspense set the pulse racing, despite the fact that the four central characters are either penniless gamblers or drunken reprobates - or both!

2015 marks Illyria’s 24thopen-air touring season. In 2000 it was the first UK open-air touring theatre company to tour annual productions of classics other than Shakespeare

This production, specially adapted for Illyria, is sumptuously costumed, fast-moving, and suitable for ages 8 and over.

Please note that this performance starts at 7pm.

 

Revival - Abba Tribute Band

Revival - Abba Tribute Band


WEEK DATE/TIME LOCATION PRICE
1 Friday 17th July / 8pm Memorial Hall £20.00

Award winning ABBA Tribute Band REVIVAL™ have recently been voted as the UK's Official No.1 ABBA tribute act by the Agent's Association of Great Britain.

Revival's renowned ABBA stage show has proved a hit time and time again in the UK and the world over, wowing audiences from Europe to the Middle East.

REVIVAL™ takes their audience on a musical journey back to those heady pop-tastic disco days when ABBA ruled the dance floor!. They'll guarantee to get everybody dancing - even the biggest party grouch will be throwing shapes in no time!

Julian Lloyd Webber: A Life in Music

Julian Lloyd Webber: A Life in Music


WEEK DATE/TIME LOCATION PRICE
2 Tuesday 21st July / 8pm Memorial Hall £15.00

 

Julian will travel on a historical and musical journey giving a unique insight into his life as one of the world’s finest cellists. With anecdotes of touring, recording sessions, concerts, TV shows and the like, all linked with video footage of him playing and talking with many of the people involved in his amazing life.

He will be joined by Philip Dukes on the viola and Anna Tilbrook on the piano.

 

An Audience with Gyles Brandreth

An Audience with Gyles Brandreth


WEEK DATE/TIME LOCATION PRICE
2 Friday 24th July / 8pm Memorial Hall £20.00

WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS

They say all political careers end in tears. In Gyles Brandreth’s case it’s tears of laughter as the former MP and Government Whip (and longest surviving member of the Countdown team) takes us on a rollicking roller-coaster ride around his amazing world of words.

Host of Radio 4’s Wordaholics, a regular on Just A Minute, a survivor on QI, Room 101 and Have I Got News for You, Gyles Brandreth has been fascinated by words since he could walk – and talk. In his new show – bound for the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2015 – with words to make you laugh (and even cry) and stories from his years in politics and entertainment, he celebrates a lifetime’s love of language. No hesitation or repetition, but a bit of deviation guaranteed.

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman


WEEK DATE/TIME LOCATION PRICE
3 Tuesday 28th July / 8pm Ellis Theatre £15.00

 

The Roberts - Lakeman name has become synonymous with "quality" during their musical careers which started when they were signed to a major label as teenagers.

Now after nearly two decades in music, Kathryn's sublime vocals merge seemlesly with Sean's deft and inventive live guitar work on stage - and his award-winning sonic skills in the studio. In addition to his chart-topping hit records for brother Seth Lakeman, Sean has this year alone produced albums or tracks with The Levellers,

Billy Bragg, Frank Turner, Imelda May and Bellowhead... as well as a string of other folk/acoustic acts.

This husband and wife duo had been absent from the music scene for almost a decade before their highly-acclaimed"Hidden People" CD (2012) was released.

Great Western Chorus

Great Western Chorus


WEEK DATE/TIME LOCATION PRICE
3 Friday 31st July / 8pm Memorial Hall £20.00

 

The Great Western Chorus of Bristol are eight-times British Barbershop chorus champions and the current silver medallists. Expect a fine selection of fantastic popular songs from the last century, sacred and spiritual numbers, and some stonking show-stoppers from the great musicals - all accompanied by exquisite choreography! Performing at venues up and down the country, including the Royal Albert Hall, the Chorus has over 50 members of all ages and backgrounds, united by a passion for high-quality close harmony singing. A unique and memorable a cappella entertainment experience.

The Kings of Cool

The Kings of Cool

featuring Matt Ford
WEEK DATE/TIME LOCATION PRICE
4 Tuesday 4th August / 8pm Memorial Hall £15.00

 

Terry Dash Music presents…

The Kings of Cool with Matt Ford and his band

A celebration of the coolest crooners. The hits of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble, Bobby Darin, Matt Monro, Andy Williams and many more…

Award–winning vocalist Matt Ford is widely regarded as the finest big band singer in the UK, broadcasting frequently with the BBC Big Band and The John Wilson Orchestra. Matt works regularly with acclaimed conductor John Wilson, performing at the 2011 BBC Proms in ‘Hooray For Hollywood‘ and subsequently touring the UK with the John Wilson Orchestra, something he repeated in November 2013 and 2014. Last year Matt returned to the Royal Albert Hall for his second BBC Proms appearance (Hollywood Rhapsody), and made his US debut, performing in Hollywood with Seth Macfarlane. The Kings Of Cool features Matt’s own stunning nine piece band made up of the finest musicians in the UK.

If you are a fan of cool swinging standards, The Great American Songbook, and the music of The Rat Pack, then this is the show for you.

Courtney Pine

Courtney Pine


WEEK DATE/TIME LOCATION PRICE
4 Friday 7th August / 8pm Memorial Hall £20.00

 

No musician more embodies the dramatic transformation in the British jazz scene over the past twenty plus years than saxophonist Courtney Pine. The ground breaking, multi- instrumentalist has led a generation of exciting and innovative players who have broadened their styles to take jazz out to a wider audience.

In the 80’s he was one of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark on the jazz scene when his first album charted and some 20 plus years on (now with an OBE and CBE for services to music) he continues to break new ground with a string of highly acclaimed recordings and numerous prestigious Industry awards. In April 2014 he joined Herbie Hancock and a dazzling line-up of Jazz all-stars for UNESCO’S globally televised concert in Osaka to celebrate International Jazz Day and his name regularly appears on the UK’s list of Most Influential Black Britons.

2014 saw him touring sell out shows across the UK, US and Canada and mainstage performances at Bestival, Love Supreme and The London Jazz Festival with his award winning critically acclaimed 15th studio album House of Legends.

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