Events at The Swan in 2017:-

Details of upcoming events and productions are listed below. More details relating to tickets and availability will be listed as and when they become available. Please note that there is no lift to the space upstairs where most performances take place. 

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TUESDAY 25th APRIL 2017, 8pm

WEDNESDAY 26th APRIL 2017, 8pm

Talking Stock Productions presents

DARK SKY

by Alan Stockdill

Something in the air...

 

We are very excited to present award-winning writer Alan Stockdill's new play, with a cast of five great actors. Over the last few years, Alan has delighted and moved audiences at The Swan - always making them laugh - with plays such as:

'Deathwatch'

'The Last Memory'

'Give a Little Love'

'Godfrey's Last Stand (Bring Me Sunshine)'

'Le Grand Return' (Winner Best New Writing, GM Fringe 2015)

and 'Godfrey's Last Love'.

 

The Dark Sky animal rights group are planning an audacious strike against the Sutton Life Sciences laboratory. But is everyone really who they appear to be? Emma is having a relationship with Paul but John seems to be involved somewhere. Who can you trust? Where does Luke fit in and can Matthew get on with his life without risk? Will animals or people get hurt in the process? Are these people dangerous or just a hapless group of amateurs?  Inspired by a real life story, Alan Stockdill’s Dark Sky is a black comedy with more than a twist or two.

 

The script flies off the page with energy, comedy, twists, turns and surprises.  One minute the audience will be speculating, the next they’ll be shocked.  Laughing, then considering. It’s not all black and white, there are several shades of grey.

 

When the Sky gets Dark will we see the Light?

 

What people say about Talking Stock

“Accessible play-writing, always produced and performed with real heart and energy….”

“We were totally entranced…”

“Always riveting theatre…”

“Brilliant! Far better than anything I’ve seen on stage of late…”

“Talking Stock have an uncanny ability to make you feel you aren't watching a play…”

“Fantastic…. superbly performed with a great storyline. A heartwarming evening all round…”

 

Written and directed by Alan Stockdill

Produced by Catherine Pasek 

Lighting and sound by Karl Eaton

Cast

Paul - Chris Berry

Emma - Hannah Head

John - Simon Reece

Luke - Todd Wilson

Matthew - Guy Liddell

 

Tickets £10 available from the bar or online.

 

Here are few of Alan Stockdill's previous plays that have been extremely popular with audiences at The Swan and around the country. 


 

TILDON KRAUTZ her at The Swan

Wednesday June 28th 8.30

Come join us for a night filled with great music and beer. Dont just take our word take everyone elses.

 

"Delightful songs full of crazy, poetic lyrics, dazzling playing and gorgeous vocals."

 

"A kind of Hieronymous Bosch meets Monthy Python in Yellow Submarine land"

 

"There’s an integrity and intelligence at play here that one comes across so rarely and I really am in thrall to these hugely gifted people – true artists at work. Do yourself a favour and grab a listen, you won’t regret it."

 

-Bob Butler ( Director - Grapevine Music Agency, UK)

 

 

"Tildon Krautz are a string band par excellence, deliviering rootsy sounds that range from bluegrass to old time folk, jazz and blues"

 

"ensemble playing is excellent, and the band is fine tuned to eachother at times whipping up a storm"

 

"Several songs recall the Tin Pan Alley era when folk country and jazz collided with popular song"

 

-Paul Kerr (Americana UK)

 

 

 

"Many (bands) these days are bland retreads of the past, often boring and predictable. In the more off-beat world of Tildon Krautz, we get a different take on music,  with lyrics that engage the heart and mind"

 

"Each (song) has the listener wondering what is going to happen next, this is not something that can be said of most (bands) these days"

 

-Paul Riley (Country Times, UK)

 

 

 

"Many (bands) these days are bland retreads of the past, often boring and predictable. In the more off-beat world of Tildon Krautz, we get a different take on music,  with lyrics that engage the heart and mind"

 

"Each (song) has the listener wondering what is going to happen next, this is not something that can be said of most (bands) these days"

 

-Paul Riley (Country Times, UK)

Tildon Krautz Wednesday 28th June 8.30

£12 per ticket either pop into the pub or phone on 01457873451.

 


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