Thurs 5 July • Martin James Bartlett

Rescheduled from March

Martin James Bartlett impressed us with this superb musicianship in 2016 at the Corn Exchange. He returns by popular demand this spring with a new programme including works by Bach, Schuman, Rachmaninov and Beethoven. Having won BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2014, Bartlett has gone on to perform with major orchestras in the UK and Europe and in 2017 was a finalist at the prestigious Van Cliburn Competition in the USA.

The concert will open with a short performance by Hannah McFarlane, a tremendously talented young cellist from Dorchester.

 

‘The wit and colour in pianist Martin James Bartlett’s playing was thrilling.’ The Times

Programme

J.S. Bach: Keyboard Partita No.2 in C minor, BWV.826

R. Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15

Rachmaninoff: Prelude in B minor Op. 32 No.10

Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G major Op. 32 No 5

Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G Sharp minor Op. 32 No. 12

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 in E major, Op.109

Thursday 5 July
Dorchester Corn Exchange
8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm)
£15 / £13 members & concessions / £5 Live for 5

 

Fri 6 July • Moscow Drug Club

Moscow Drug Club inhabit a curious and wonderful musical place where 1930s’ Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet, and where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after-hours jam with the local Tziganes. Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jacques Brel, Leonard Cohen & Bertolt Brecht, they provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience. You are cordially invited to share a wry smile with us as you enter the darkly comic world of Moscow Drug Club…this way please & mind the stairs!

 

Moscow Drug Club
Friday 6 July
MUSIC – Corn Exchange
8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm)
£13 / £11 / £5 Live for 5

Mon 16 July • Portrait of Tess / Mr Hardy’s War

Thomas Hardy’s relationship with the remarkable Thornycroft family in peace and war.

 From his friendship with the sculptor Hamo Thornycroft and his beautiful wife Agatha, a model for Tess of the d’Urbervilles, to his war service in London and Dorchester, his personal family tragedy, his poetry and his influence on the young Siegfried Sassoon (himself a Thornycroft). Featuring Tim Laycock, Alistair Chisholm, Andrew and Marilyn Leah.

A Portrait of Tess/Mr Hardy’s War
(In association with The Thomas Hardy Society)
THEATRE – Corn Exchange
7.30pm

£13 / £11 members & concessions / £5 Live for 5

Fri 27 July • The Time Machine • Dyad Productions

Dyad Productions impressed us last autumn with Jane Eyre: An Autobiography. They return this summer with a radical new interpretation of the HG Wells classic The Time Machine, in which a Victorian time traveller transcends across the ages from 1900 to our own far future – from the fall of man to the end of the world.  Can we change the future?  Or has the end already begun?

★★★★★ ‘Outstanding… Amazing… Magic’ (Edinburgh Southside Advertiser)

 ★★★★ ‘Brilliant… Captivates and amazes’ (British Theatre Guide)

Friday 27 July
THEATRE – Corn Exchange
8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm)
£14 / £12 / £5 Live for 5

 

Fri 26 October | Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

  • Corn Exchange
  • Fri 26 October
  • 20.00
  • Accessible **
  • Suitability: All
  • £13 / £11 / £5
  • 1 Hour 30 Mins

A chance meeting at their local Black Fen Folk Club in Cambridge uncovered Hannah and Ben’s shared musical passions and sympathies, that over time has developed into a unique and intimate show of American roots and English folk music.

Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage are a folk duo that look and sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique.

Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram and Emmylou, Shirley and Davey, or Gillian and David but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the Atlantic produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own.

Their unique unplugged presentation creates a widescreen, cinematic soundscape with open spaces and atmosphere, giving their beautifully pure vocals room to share the songs’ emotion and narrative.

The material is as joyful and fun as it is intense, but the common factor is the duo’s warmth and confidence in each other; their natural ease and connection is clearly evident on the recorded music, and a genuine pleasure to witness on stage.

** For full accessibility details, please contact Dorchester Arts’ box office 01305 266926

Sat 3 November | Ventoux

  • Corn Exchange
  • Sat 3 Nov
  • 20.00
  • Accessible **
  • Suitability: All
  • £15 / £13 / £5
  • 1 Hour

Ventoux is the most fearsome mountain encountered on the Tour de France.

It is also the story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani – whose drug-fuelled race there in 2000 was the greatest cycling had ever seen. Ventoux charts the parallel lives of these champions who overcame great adversity in tandem, and the mountain that cast them in opposing directions.

Join 2Magpies as they restage the race using breathtaking video accompaniment and a pair of road bikes, asking the question – how far will we go to succeed?

** For full accessibility details, please contact Dorchester Arts’ box office 01305 266926