On Friday 6th December 7.30pm there will be two hours of pure indulgence, Rock n Roll and sweet ballads at their best in The Voice of Roy Orbison with Brenda Lee. This Christmas special stars the wonderful singer Darren Page who enchanted the audience back in February when he performed the ‘Through the Decades’ show. We are delighted to be welcoming him back to the Beehive in this new show with Sue Lowry as Brenda Lee. Everyone who loves Roy Orbison will be in for a treat as Darren brings you all the hits from ‘I Drove all night’, ‘Crying’, ‘Running Scared’, ‘You Got It’, plus a few earlier ones too! An artiste in his own right Darren has a vocal range to fit into any genre but especially for Roy Orbison. Sue Lowry who will whisper ‘Sweet Nothins’ and many more hits as Brenda Lee, will have you all singing along and won’t be forgetting that we are in the Festive Season with one or two Christmas songs too!
Folk legend Seth Lakeman is playing to a full house on Sat 7th, (actually there is one return ticket up for grabs!).
We have our last Acoustic café of 2019 with Terry in the bar on Weds 11th- all very welcome, either to come and sing or to soak up the atmosphere!
For something totally different there is a Christmas treat for the whole family with the Royal Ballet screening of Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia (12a) – a story of love, mischief, and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s wonderful designs bring this colourful storybook world to life. This is being screened on Thurs 12th Dec at 7.15pm
We are screening the British rom-com ‘Last Christmas‘(12A) on Friday 13th 7.30pm. The film, which stars Emilia Clarke, Emma Thompson and Henry Golding, features the music of George Michael and gets its name from the Wham! Yule Tide hit of the same name.
On Sat 14th Dec at 7.30pm acclaimed musicians GreenMatthews with special guest Jude Rees, present a festive romp through 600 Years of Yuletide Songs, Carols, Tunes and Tales. Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending in the 20th century, ‘A Brief History of Christmas’ is a whistle-stop tour of the origins of our midwinter festivities. Featuring long-forgotten songs and tales as well as some familiar and well-loved carols, ‘A Brief History of Christmas‘ The show features music and songs played on archaic instruments such as cittern, shawm and rauschpfeife, as well as more familiar instruments such as guitar, flute, oboe and accordion – all helped along by GreenMatthews‘ trademark wit and humour.
To top off our Christmas offering we have our annual gig from Mad Dog Mcrea in their Damnation Alley Tour 2019 – with support from Gaz Brookfield on Thursday 19th Dec from 8pm. Well, it wouldn’t be Christmas without them! Mad Dog Mcrea blends a unique mixture of folk-rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs.
Finally, on Fri 20th we have the Nostalgic cinema screening of ‘Holiday Inn’(u)at 2pm with tea or mulled wine and mince pies afterwards in the café.
Happy festivities from all the staff and volunteers and we look forward to seeing you at The Beehive very soon.