After the huge success of Storm of Stories 2016, we're plotting and planning the next big thing.  In the meantime here's a list of events which are in some way connected to The Beast, mainly because the star some of our fellow Beasties.

 

Sat 18 June at 5.00pm |  The Pumphouse, Aldeburgh

Wonderful Beast presents Love Songs from World War 111

A highly entertaining selection from the late great poet, (and Wonderful Beast founder member) Adrian Mitchell, performed by his daughter Sasha with the Pete Moser on accordion and piano. Songs of truth, songs of laughter and songs that help you won’t forget...Don’t miss it! Tickets

 

Sunday 19 June at 7.00pm |  The Pumphouse, Aldeburgh

Sixteen Sunsets: A Tribute to Roger Lloyd Pack (also founder member of Wonderful Beast)

Poet Jehane Markham (who wrote the libretto for The Six Swans) and Hartley Lloyd Pack create an evening celebrating the life of a husband and a father. Combining poetry and rap, with blues, folk and soul they are joined by vocalists The Trills, and Jehane for a show inspired by the much loved television personality, Trigger. Tickets

 

Saturday 25 June at 5.00pm  |  The Pumphouse, Aldeburgh

Abimaro (singer in Wonderful Beast’s baby opera, Orla and the Sun)

After singing lead vocals for the Grammy nominate duo Zero 7 and success with her own soul-folk trio, Abimaro brings a blend of traditional folk, neo-soul and jazz, gracefully held together by he effortless melodies and acoustic guitar.  Tickets

 

Saturday 25 June at 5.00pm  |  The Pumphouse, Aldeburgh

My Tutu went AWOL!

An outrageous new cabaret show bursting out of his newly published memoir from the creator of Pumphouse favourite Madame Galina, Iestyn Edwards. He brings a barrage of one-liners that place him somewhere between the golden age of Variety and the daring of the contemporary Blackpool scene.  Tickets

 

Thursday 11 August at 6.00pm | Britten Studio, Snape Maltings

Sylvia Hallett will be performing Sweet Tooth in an Open Session. Tickets

 

Forthcoming events:

Orla & The Sun: A musical experience for 0-3 years

 

Following a successful short tour in Suffolk and London in 2015, plus performances in Storm of Stories 2016 and Creative Futures, we are raising funds to take Orla on a national tour, please get in touch if you'd like more details.

 

Orla And The Sun is a new magical, multi-sensory, interactive production for preschool children, babies and their parents. This immersive experience will transport parents and their offspring into a musical world that combines live theatre with singing, storytelling and play.

 

“Why are you always following me?” Orla asks the Sun one morning. It’s the beginning of a fantastic musical adventure - a sensory game of hide and seek that transforms the world in front of her eyes.

 

Composers/ librettists/performers:

Zoë Palmer and Jack Ross

Singer: Abimaro Gunnell

Dancer: David Ogle

Designer: Sarah Booth

Director: Zoë Palmer

Producer: Alys Kihl

 

 

 

Thanks also to:

The Barbara Whatmore,

The Bernarr Rainbow,

Cochemé and

Scarfe Charitable Trusts.