Slightly Fat Features are a rabble rousing troupe of seven extraordinarily talented gentlemen who proudly pioneer Variety, giving this keystone of Great British entertainment a gloriously refreshing makeover for the 21st century.
They have won multiple awards for their highly original, chaotic and bizarre cabarets. The timeless shows that they create are stuffed to the seams with astonishing physical skills, orchestrated mayhem and lots of laughs- perfect for a wide ranging audience. Variety is back and it’s Slightly Fat.
‘Not often can you can say that a show suits all ages, shapes and sizes. This is one of those rare treats’ Broadway Baby
Saturday 25 November
COMEDY – Corn Exchange
8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm)
£12 / £10 members and concessions / £35 family ticket (max. 2 adults) / £5 Live for 5
Stef Conner – A Young Person’s Guide to the String Quartet
Fodé Lassana Diabaté – Sunjata‘s Time
Adam Caird and Charlotte Caird – A Child’s Christmas in Wales, by Dylan Thomas, with narrator Mark Tattersall
A festive musical treat from one of the UK’s leading contemporary string quartets. This wonderful adaptation for strings and narrator of A Child’s Christmas in Wales chronicles Dylan Thomas’s own childhood memories and remains one of his most popular and loved works. Stef Conner’s new piece is inspired by Benjamin Britten’s much-loved work of a similar name. In the extraordinary Sunjata’s Time Malian composer Diabaté magically blends the rich musical heritage of West Africa with the sounds of the western string quartet.
Sunday 17 December
CLASSICAL MUSIC / SPOKEN WORD – Corn Exchange
3pm (doors & bar 2.30pm)
£16 / £14 members & concessions / £5 Live for 5
As we always have such an enchanting time with Elsa, Anna and the crew, we decided to do it all over again this season.
Disney’s Frozen will be shown on the big screen once more here at the Corn Exchange so all fans, both young and old are invited to come and sing along to one of the most charming animations the world has seen. A perfect Christmas treat for the whole family to enjoy whatever the weather – but hey…the cold never bothered us anyway…
Monday 18 December
FUNDRAISER – Corn Exchange
2pm (doors & refreshments 1.30pm)
Ho, Ho, Ho!
Squashbox Theatre’s new family show is a celebration of everything Christmassy, from fir trees, fairy lights, stockings and sleigh bells to cookies, crackers, presents and puddings!
Meet a snowman who lives in the fridge, try and spot some naughty elves, hear the tale of the first Christmas Tree, play hunt the brussel sprout and endure the world’s worst Christmas jumper.
Wednesday 20 December
FAMILY THEATRE – Corn Exchange
2.00pm & 4.30pm
£6 / £20 family ticket (max 2 adults)