New programme at Ropery Hall

The new season at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall gets underway early next month with the return of the 3hattrio playing the distinctive sounds of  American Desert Music.

The gig, on Thursday, September 5, heralds the start of four months of non-stop music, comedy, theatre and film at the Maltkiln Road venue.

Included in the programme are old favourites such as Snake Davis, playing with his band in September and then returning on the last Sunday from September to November with invited guests as well as playing out 2019 with his band Alligator Shoes.

Other highlights include comedy in the form of Angela Barnes with her sell-out Edinburgh Fringe Show, Rose-Tinted and Tom Binns and his alter-ego Ivan Brackenbury as well as the Barnstormers Comedy Club.

Hue and Cry will be touching down at Ropery Hall in October as part of the group’s 30th anniversary celebrations while the Budapest Café Orchestra will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in November.

There’s a strong representation of theatre too and one production, 12 Silk Handkerchiefs, Songs & Storytelling, is particularly close to home as Reg Meuross’s moving work of social and political history, inspired by Brian W. Lavery’s book The Headscarf Revolutionaries, opens a window on Hull’s Hessle Road fishing community and fighting fishwife Lillian Billoca’s successful campaign for improved trawler safety in the aftermath of the 1968 Triple Trawler Disaster.  Reg’s powerful songs are interwoven with narration from Brian W. Lavery and rare archive footage from the time the ships went down.

As well as Night Terrors with Gerard Logan, based on the spine-tingling tales of the supernatural from E.F. Benson’s brilliant collection of ghost stories, and Shackleton’s Carpenter telling the tale of the ill-fated voyage by the explorer to Antarctica, Robert Ross, comedy historian, will be saluting perennial Christmas treats in an affectionate celebration.  Expect Laurel and Hardy, The Two Ronnies, Morecambe and Wise and more!

There’s also monthly quiz nights and a film programme of matinees and evening screenings.

For all of the autumn programme go to www.roperyhall.co.uk

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