We are delighted to present our showcase entertainment guide for each Tuesday and Friday of Summer School. Each gala performance is ticket only, so please book early to avoid disappointment. As always, there will be an eclectic mix of lectures and recitals each week.
All entertainments are included in the residential price, but residents must reserve their free tickets for the Gala Performances by 1st March 2018. 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 8th July 2018.
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
Tel: +44 (0)1672 892388
22 Hughenden Yard
Tel/Fax: (01672) 511106.
Tickets to be collected only.
Please make cheques payable to Marlborough College Summer School. All prices are inclusive of VAT.
Chris Packham: Pictures from the Edge of The World
Everyone is tempted by glamour, the big, the brash and the beautiful. Yet, Chris likes to champion the underdog and push back at familiarity breeding contempt. For him, humble everyday creatures are just as alluring. He likes to 'make something out of other people's nothing' when it comes to photography and loves the challenge of finding beauty in ugly places. When he does travel to some of the worlds wildlife hotspots he wants to see them in a new way, to put some art into his photos. Furthermore, at the core of all his work is conservation, so expect tales from the frontline and the full-frontal truth about how we get it wrong and get it right. Funny, inspiring, irreverent and packed with information it's not a lecture, it's a romp through the wild mind of Chris Packham.
|1||Tuesday 10th July / 8.00pm||Memorial Hall||£15.00|
Liza Pulman Sings Streisand
Singer and comedienne, Liza Pulman is one third of the satirical and much loved comedy trio Fascinating Aida. In her acclaimed show, Liza Pulman SingsStreisand she will be accompanied by her six piece band with musical director Joseph Atkins.Showbiz is in Liza's blood. Her performance dreams started young, just like Barbara Streisand's. As the daughter of screenwriter Jack Pulman(I, Claudius, War and Peace) and actress Barbara Young (Coronation Street, Family Affairs, Last of the Summer Wine) Liza's parents immersed her in a world of film, scripts, acting and music at a young age, which set her up perfectly for a career on the stage. Her mother once met Streisand, and it is stories like this that Liza weaves between songs, bringing not just her exceptional voice, but her storytelling and her own personal slant on Streisand's life and music to the stage.
|1||Friday 13th July / 8.00pm||Memorial Hall||£20.00|
Illyria: The Adventures of Dr Dolittle
Dr John Dolittle of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh starts out as a human doctor. But once he is taught by his wise old parrot Polynesia how to talk to animals, he becomes the most celebrated veterinary doctor in England. Word of his skills spreads, and animals across the world send messages asking for his help. So he buys a leaky old ship and, together with his trusty pet-crew of Jip the dog, Chee-Chee the monkey, Dab-Dab the Duck and permanently hungry Gub-Gub the pig, sets forth on a mission to heal illness, right wrongs and gain a greater understanding of the animal kingdom. This is a funny, much-loved and exciting adventure, with a strong message about responsibility towards animals and the environment. Suitable for cheeky monkeys aged 5+.
|2||Tuesday 17th July / 7.30pm||Leaf Block Lawn|| Adults £15.00
Children (under 18) £0.00
Blake comprises of three highly talented young men whose enthralling, uplifting singing has wowed audiences all over the world. With their stunning vocal harmonies, charismatic stage presence and engaging banter, this classy Classical Brit Award winning group have won legions of avid fans, sold over a million albums, enjoyed No. 1 hits in ten countries and made nearly 150 TV appearances around the globe.So, whether they're releasing albums, performing on tour or on TV or gracing major charity or sporting events, Blake continue to build their reputation as one of today's most eclectic and exciting classical crossover groups.
|2||Friday 20th July / 8.00pm||Memorial Hall||£20.00|
The Rainer Hersch Orkestra
One of Rainer Hersch's most exciting musical adventures features him as conductor of his own nine-piece orchestra with a zany offering of musical comedy and wit guaranteed to have the audience rolling in the aisles.
Rainer Hersch and his classical 'Orkestra' communicate, connect and corrupt some of the great works of classical music. A popular highlight is when Rainer invites members of the audience to participate in a conducting competition with hilarious results.
|3||Tuesday 24th July / 8.00pm||Memorial Hall||£15.00|
The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
The Pasadena Roof Orchestra - 'pure champagne' as one critic put it. This dance orchestra has gained a world-wide reputation, specialising in re-creating the glories of popular dance music from the 1920s and 1930s. The show includes impeccable arrangements, played by some of the finest musicians. Experience live on stage the sumptuous arrangements from Ray Noble and his Orchestra, hot Jazz from Duke Ellington, as well as melodies that were sung by Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby and Al Bowlly. The band leader is the crooner Duncan Galloway. Warning, this show contains comedy of a British nature.
|3||Friday 27th July / 8.00pm||Memorial Hall||£20.00|
An Evening with Lord Robert Winston
Lord Winston is Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor
of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London.
In the 1970s he developed gynaecological surgical techniques, whichimproved fertility treatments. He later pioneered new treatments to improvein vitro fertilisation [IVF] and developed pre-implantation diagnosis. This allowed embryos to be screenedfor genetic diseases and has allowed parents carrying faulty genes to have children free of illnesses such as cystic fibrosis. He currently runs a research programme at theInstitute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Imperial College that aims to improve human transplantation.
Robert Winston hasover 300 scientific publications about human reproduction and the early stages of pregnancy to his name and has made numerous television documentaries. He is also Chairman of theGenesis Research Trust;a charity that rose over £13 million to establish the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology and which now funds high quality research into women's health and babies.
|4||Tuesday 31st July / 8.00pm||Memorial Hall||£15.00|
Killer Queen formed back in 1993. Their first public shows were at London University, following in the footsteps of the real Queen who had played their first shows there 21 years earlier. By 1995, Killer Queen's UK popularity had grown to such an extent that they secured a residency in London's Strand Theatre attracting nationwide BBC coverage; the first tribute to have a show in the West End. In 1999, they won the award for 'Worldwide Best Tribute Band'.
Queen's music is loved the world over. Their songs have inspired generations. Recreating the songs on a world stage takes a great deal of skill and Killer Queen's musicianship is nothing short of outstanding. Killer Queen have sold out stadia across Europe and the USA. Today, they are universally recognised as the premier tribute to Queen.
|4||Friday 3rd August / 8.00pm||Memorial Hall||£20.00|