The news is out!  The first Rothley Live & Local shows at the Rothley Centre 

Your Bard.

Professor Nother is giving a talk about Shakespeare authorship in the function room at the Shakespeare pub – but he doesn’t believe the man from Stratford wrote those plays.

That’s Will’s cue to kick the door off the hinges and defend his reputation. Come and meet the man himself and take the lid off a legend in your local. He’ll tell you all about his family, what it’s like on tour and the glory days at the Globe.  Queen Elizabeth I, Christopher Marlowe and Ned Alleyn – you’ll meet them too.  Intermingled with a few of his greatest hits - and maybe a sonnet or a song.

There’s no fourth wall here – we’re all in this together!!

Ladies and gentlemen raise your glasses – Your Bard!

Friday November 10, 7pm.


And in January, we present
Songbirds with Kate Dimbleby

What’s your song? Not your favourite song, but the one inside you that defines who you are?

For years Kate Dimbleby has made shows about other people’s voices and stories – hiding behind the smooth sophistication of Peggy Lee, the bold blues of Bessie Smith, the fragile tones of Dory Previn.

But Kate has always had another nagging voice in her head – what’s her true story, why is she not singing it and who are the people on that journey?

So she started listening… from London to the forests of Canada, the streets of New York and Bristol, recording the sounds and people around her.

Songbirds is about the voices around us and the voices in our heads. The sounds we keep locked up inside. Most of all it’s about the need for connection. Outside and in. Right here, right now.

Friday January 26, 7pm.