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Online Season Guide - Spring 2015

Thu 29th January, 2015 @ 9:04pm by offthefencetheatrecompany

Online Season Guide - Spring 2015

Great entertainment returns to Leicester’s only pub theatre, Upstairs at the Western, as their Spring 2015 season begins 6 February. Click on the link to view the full programme guide for Spring 2015.

Bursting with drama, comedy, music, spoken word and workshops this season features a wide range of performances until 29 May 2015.

February in Leicester means only one thing - comedy - and the venue is delighted to host five events from Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. Award-winning psychic comedian Peter Antoniou - Happy Medium (6 Feb) gets the season underway, followed by Pariss and her midnight matinee Political Incorrectness Gone Mad (7 Feb). A daredevil dash across the Atlantic in a Vickers bi-place is recreated on stage by Those Magnificent Men (20 & 21 Feb) as well as stand up and sketches from Yours Desperately, Dan & Lydia (13 Feb) and Graduated and (Still) Gagging (7 Feb).

This season’s theatre programme ranges from Charles Darwin to The Rolling Stones to a Columbian revolutionary, underground spy. Altamont (14 Mar) explores the 19696 Rolling Stones’ vision of free music whilst Darwin, The Origin of Species … (2 Apr) brings big ideas, terrible puns and physical comedy to Leicester. Blending comedy, physical theatre and live music Manuelita (1 May) features the life of Columbian revolutionary Manuela Suarez.

Legendary Leicester performers also feature with stand up poet Rob Gee returning with his sell-out play Forget Me Not - The Alzheimer’s Whodunit (22 May). Folk hero Pete Morton celebrates Bob Dylan’s birthday and the work of Chaucer with his take on The Miller’s Tale (24 May), and world renowned saxophone virtuoso Gerald McChrystal performs from his wide-ranging repertoire (7 Mar).

And for those inspired to try performing their own work, this season also features workshops on Stand Up Comedy at Upstairs at the Western together with Writing Poetry and Puppetry (for children) at the Coping with Cancer Centre on Westleigh Road. There’s also a special performance night at the centre on 11 May featuring workshop participants, with proceeds going towards Coping with Cancer’s vital work.

These are just a selection of performances in a great season of comedy, theatre and spoken word, all in Leicester’s very own West End. Tickets and further information available at www.upstairsatthewestern.com

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