ENTERTAINMENT

Gala Performances

All entertainments are included in the residential price, but residents must reserve their free tickets for the Gala Performances by 1st March 2016. The Gala Concerts are open to Summer School customers and members of the general public and tickets can be purchased below.


Tickets will not be dispatched before Summer School starts. Residential customers can collect their tickets from their House Manager in their accommodation upon arrival. Non-residents should collect their tickets on the door of the performance or from the Summer School office from Sunday 10th July 2016.


Tickets can be purchased during Summer School subject to availability. Tickets will be sold at full price from the Summer School office and on the door, subject to availability.

Tickets can be purchased directly online or from:

Marlborough College Summer School, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1PA. Tel: +44 (0)1672 892388.
Email: admin@summerschool.co.uk


Sound Knowledge, 22 Hughenden Yard, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1LT. Tel/Fax: (01672) 511106. Tickets to be collected only.

Please make cheques payable to Marlborough College Summer School. All prices are inclusive of VAT.

 

An Evening with Michael Palin SOLD OUT

An Evening with Michael Palin SOLD OUT


WEEK DATE/TIME LOCATION PRICE
1 Tuesday 12nd July / 8.00 Memorial Hall £20.00

Event now SOLD OUT

MICHAEL PALIN established his reputation with Monty Python’s Flying Circusand Ripping Yarns. His work also includes several films with Monty Python, as well as A Private Function, Fierce Creatures and a BAFTA winning performance as the hapless Ken in A Fish Called Wanda. Michael wrote and appeared in the films The Missionary, American Friends and the television plays East of Ipswich and Number 27.

He played Jim Nelson in Alan Bleasdale’s GBH and presented two films for the BBC’s Great Railway Journeys. Michael has written books to accompany his eight very successful travel series Around the World in 80 Days; Pole to Pole; Full Circle; Hemingway Adventure; Sahara; Himalaya; New Europe and Brazil. He is also the author of a number of children’s stories, the play The Weekend and the novels Hemingway’s Chair and The Truth.

Michael has published three volumes of diaries; 1969–1979: The Python Yearsand 1980-1988: Halfway to Hollywood, and1988-1998: Travelling to Work. In July 2014, Michael, with his fellow Pythons, performed a ten night sell-out show at the 02 Arena in London – Monty Python Live (mostly) - One Down Five to Go. More recently Michael starred in a three-part contemporary ghost story for the BBC called Remember Me and narrated a new version of the classic children’s TV series The Clangers, for BBC Television.

In 2000, Michael was awarded a CBE for services to television. Between 2009 and 2012 Michael was President of the Royal Geographical Society and in 2013 Michael was awarded the BAFTA Fellowship.

Natalie Williams

Natalie Williams


WEEK DATE/TIME LOCATION PRICE
1 Friday 15th July / 8.00 Memorial Hall £20.00

Natalie Williams has been a veteran of the British jazz and soul scenes for over a decade. Her Ronnie Scott's residency, Soul Family Sundays has sold out every month for over 8 years. Her two year stint as a lead vocalist in Incognito brought her world wide acclaim and saw her perform at Festivals throughout the globe. As a lead artist in her own right, Natalie has performed to large audiences at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival, Love Supreme Festival and the London Jazz Festival in recent years.

In 2013 she released her sophomore album, Where You Are, a rich taste of her distinctive songwriting. Moving away from her younger albums that were steeped in pop, soul and R&B, Williams returned to her jazz roots with carefully crafted songs that allowed room for her intuitive vocal lines. That sound has now grown, flourished and expanded into a new collection of original material, Kaleidoscope, released in November 2015, reaching number 20 in the iTunes singer-songwriter charts on its first day.

Illyria: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Illyria: A Midsummer Night's Dream


WEEK DATE/TIME LOCATION PRICE
2 Tuesday 19th July / 7.00 Master's Garden Adults £15.00
Children (under 17) £0.00

In their 25th season, ILLYRIA are performing William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Perennially popular, universally loved, the play follows four couples - three human and one fairy - whose passions are sorely tested when a troupe of amateur theatricals rehearse a play about a doomed love affair.  

Add in to the mix a heady brew of confusion, magic and mischief and you have the perfect comedy for a summer’s evening. 

Please note this performance starts at 7pm

 

Collabro

Collabro


WEEK DATE/TIME LOCATION PRICE
2 Friday 22nd July / 8.00 Memorial Hall £20.00

COLLABRO are an English Boy Band who won the eighth series of Britain's Got Talent in 2014. Specialising in musical theatre, the group consists of Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Matthew Pagan and Thomas J Redgrave. 

The band have an enthusiastic following who they refer to as their Collaborators. Their debut album Stars was released in August 2014 and debuted at number 1 in the UK charts.

 

Lochrian Ensemble

Lochrian Ensemble


WEEK DATE/TIME LOCATION PRICE
3 Tuesday 26th July / 8.00 Memorial Hall £15.00

Bringing together some of the most prominent string soloists in London, THE LOCRIAN ENSEMBLE, was formed in 1995 and immediately established an enviable reputation for its recordings, broadcasts and live performances.

The group frequently records scores for film and TV and have recently topped the classical music charts with their recording of Debbie Wiseman’s score for BBC TV’s critically acclaimed dramatization of ‘Wolf Hall’. This exciting ensemble, bringing individual members’ flair to bear on the greatest chamber and orchestral pieces, makes the Locrian Ensemble one of the most dynamic groups working in the field of classical music today.

Si Cranstoun

Si Cranstoun


WEEK DATE/TIME LOCATION PRICE
3 Friday 29th July / 8.00 Memorial Hall £20.00

Si Cranstoun is set to be the voice of 2016 having achieved so much with his initial step up from King of the Vintage scene to success on Radio and Television.

Cranstoun’s vocal style has been compared to the likes of Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke, while his music is a pure blend of northern soul, Motown and vintage pop. His sound is full of the classic energy and verve of a bygone era but brought up to the present day.

" Wow !! How good is Si Cranstoun !! – Chris Evans Radio 2 Breakfast show

Bella Hardy

Bella Hardy


WEEK DATE/TIME LOCATION PRICE
4 Tuesday 2nd August / 8.00 Memorial Hall £15.00

Bella Hardy grew up in Edale in the Peak District but now lives in Edinburgh. Although the Hardy family sang in the local choir, it was a combination of her childhood love for ballad books and visits to local folk festivals that decided her future.

At 13, she began performing at Cambridge and Sidmouth festivals and in 2004 reached the final of the BBC Young Folk Award, having taught herself to ‘fiddle sing’. Bella was named BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2014.

Lee Jackson as Elvis

Lee Jackson as Elvis


WEEK DATE/TIME LOCATION PRICE
4 Friday 5th August / 8.00 Memorial Hall £20.00

Lee Jackson causes a stir wherever he goes in character or out, as people just cannot believe the natural resemblance to the King himself. Add the looks to his speaking and singing voice and Lee Jackson is the ultimate of Elvis impersonators.

Lee is not your typical ‘Elvis in a white jumpsuit’. With Lee Jackson you will almost get to feel what it would have been like to have seen the King of rock 'n' roll. Lee Jackson is Europe's leading young Elvis Presley tribute act.


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