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 2019. 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 14th July 2019.
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.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
On May 22 1893, a young Dan Godfrey lifted his baton for the first
time and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra was born. Over 125 years later, the
BSO has worked with some of the greatest names in classical music, toured the
world and inspired generations of music makers. The award-winning Polish conductor, Marta Gardolińska
(pictured), has established her name in the classical music scene in her
country and abroad as an inspiring and versatile conductor. We are delighted
that she will be leading the BSO for this performance.
|1||Tuesday 16th July / 8.00||Memorial Hall||£15.00|
Emma Johnson - Clarinet Goes to Town
In the show, Emma Johnson collaborates with John Lenehan (piano) and Paul Clarvis (percussion) to explore some of the elements - ragtime, cakewalks, popular song, habanera, Negro Spirituals - which fused together to create jazz at the beginning of the 20th century, reaching an apotheosis in the music of the King of Swing, Benny Goodman.
|1||Friday 19th July / 8.00||Memorial Hall||£20.00|
An Evening with Clare Balding
Clare Balding is an award winning broadcaster and author. She has worked on every Olympic Games since 1996 and every Paralympics since 2000. Clare won BAFTA's Special Award for her work on London 2012 and continues to present major events in sport, factual documentaries and Royal events.A passionate campaigner for equality and women's sport,Clare is also a best-selling author of two memoirs and three novels for children.
|2||Tuesday 23rd July / 8.00||Memorial Hall||£15.00|
The Counterfeit Stones
The show is essentially a mockumentary of the Rolling Stones' colourful history including perfect renditions of their greatest hit songs and a series of spoof film clips depicting real and imagined events. These mini-movies have been originally produced and conveniently cover the costume and set changes presenting a visual feast that transcends five decades.
|2||Friday 26th July / 8.00||Memorial Hall||£20.00|
Illyria's Production of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves
We are delighted to welcome Illyria back for their 5th consecutive year at Marlborough College Summer School. Like all the stories in this towering literary classic, this year's production is packed with cliff-hangers, larger-than-life characters and laughs galore. There's lots to join in with and the most magical cave you've ever seen! This is perfect summer fun for thieves and vagabonds aged 5 and over.
|3||Tuesday 30th July / 7.30||Leaf Block Lawn|| Adults £15.00
Children (under 18) £0.00
Matt Ford: Sing Sing Swing!
Matt Ford and his band perform the hits of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis Jnr, Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé, Dean Martin, Matt Monro and many more. Matt is known as the finest Big Band singer in the UK, helped by his numerous TV broadcasts and his appearances in the major concert halls as lead singer with The John Wilson Orchestra. Radio 2's Claire Teal describes him as 'one of the finest voices this country has produced'.
|3||Friday 2nd August / 8.00||Memorial Hall||£20.00|
The Reverend Richard Coles
Richard tells a story that is as real as it is unlikely. He connects the euphoria and mayhem of being on Top of The Pops in the 1980s, which resonates with audiences of that era to his present roles as Church of England priest, radio broadcaster and television show panellist. This enables him to reach a wide audience answering amongst many burning questions, 'How do you go from pop star to priest? And why!?'
|4||Tuesday 6th August / 8.00||Memorial Hall||£15.00|
The Magic of Motown
Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into Marlborough. Seen by over a million people, it's no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.
|4||Friday 9th August / 8.00||Memorial Hall||£20.00|