Welcome to Brixham Theatre, 'the theatre at the end of the bay', run by the Brixham Arts and Theatre Society (BATS), formed to promote the arts in Brixham.
Brixham Theatre21st February 2017 05:22PMExplosive Light Orchestra coming to Brixham Theatre on Saturday 18 March. Advance offer tickets at £15 are selling well so don't delay, get yours now to be sure of a good seat.
Explosive Light Orchestra in concert
An epic night of Rock Classics and melodic symphonic rock by the best ELO Tribute Band currently touring the UK and Europe, showcasing the song writing and genius of Jeff Lynne and Electric Light Orchestra.
A full 8-piece outfit, including the famous string section, gives fresh life to ELO classics including ‘Mr Blue Sky’, ‘Evil Woman’, ‘Livin’ Thing’, ‘Wild West Hero’, ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’, ‘Sweet Talkin’ Woman’, ‘Turn to Stone’, ‘Hold on Tight’ and many, many more.
Robin Myles-Lead Vocals & Guitars
Jason Ball-Backing Vocals & Guitars Aidan Thorne-Backing Vocals & Guitars Dave Purkiss-Backing Vocals & Guitars Sarah Fowler-Backing Vocals & Keyboards
String Players (The pool of talent-2 Cellos 1 violin per show):
Melanie Sadie-Cello Jimmy Otley-Cello
Abi Blackman-Cello Xenia Porteous-Violin Konstantinos Zikos-Violin
A night not to be missed!
Brixham Theatre17th February 2017 01:24PMA stunning performance next Friday (24th February) when Joe Stead presents 'The Life and Times of Paul Robeson'
Joe is known to many in the South West as the lead performer with Kimbers Men but has another string to his bow as an expert on singer Paul Robeson, with whom he sang once at a private event.
Born the son of a slave Paul Robeson rose from ‘white man’s lackey’ to become a belligerent, forceful spokesman for black human rights. He had a scholar’s ability to summon up wide ranging points of reference, a linguists ability to communicate in several languages.
He had had an outstanding career as an athlete, a degree in law and a deepening commitment to improve the lot of coloured people around the world.
But by 1960 his career and his health had been broken, his name vilified, his honour – even his good sense – assailed, his image converted by a now hostile establishment from public hero to public enemy.
Branded a Soviet apologist, kept under close surveillance by the FBI, his right to travel abroad denied by the State Department and his opportunities to perform at home severely curtailed, Robeson became an outcast, nearly a non-person.
This extraordinary turnabout in what had been one of the great twentieth-century careers is a singularly American story emblematic of its times yet transcending them, encompassing not merely Cold War hysteria but racial symbolism and racial consciousness throughout the history of the United States.
That a man so deeply loved all over the world could evoke in his own country such an outpouring of fear and anger is in itself a tragedy.
The tragedy that was Paul Robeson’s life is brought to reality in this workshop/lecture by Joe Stead, in which you are invited to join in songs and listen to the resonant, changing voice of Robeson himself, learning about one of the most remarkable men in American musical and theatrical history.
Tickets are £10 (£8 u16s, Seniors, BATS Members)
Joe will also be selling copies of his new book,
‘Ramblings of an Old Codger’ The life story of a nearly famous
“A fantastic read... Joe Stead makes the people, the places and the music come alive. I couldn't put it down. Whether you are into folk music or not, you will love it.”
Brixham Theatre15th February 2017 11:51AMDon't forget that BOADS panto, 'Aladdin' is on this week. Pretty full on Saturday matinee afternoon but seats available at Wed to Sat evening performances.