Shindig team pick their autumn favourites

At the beginning of each season we start gossiping about the shows we’re looking forward to seeing most, so we thought we’d share our hot tips for the autumn with you…

John: To see an actress with the calibre of Caroline Horton, on a rural touring scheme, is a real treat, so Mess is my pick for the autumn, I am looking forward to seeing both the performer and performance.

Sarah: The popular Buffalo Gals old-time American string band are back with their new dance show, Stampede. Featuring exhilarating Appalachian step-dance routines (I’m picturing ‘Riverdance meets Americana’) and with renowned dancers Jake Jones and Dan Eccles on tour with them it’ll be a barnstorming hoe down that’s too good to miss!

Sally: For me, it is The Tell Tale Heart by Little Earthquake – with its live sound effects and music and solo performance sounds like an entertaining experience.  Little Earthquake are a theatre company I’ve wanted to catch up with for a while, with their interesting mix of live theatre and technical trickery!

Frances: In the new season I am most looking forward to seeing The Iranian Feast which sounds like a real theatrical and social experience. I’ve also attended Arabic celebrations before whilst visiting my brother in Kuwait and know how much fun they can be!

Fiona: It has to be The April Verch Band; there have been write-ups about them in Songlines magazine, including coverage of their new album, ‘Bright Like Gold’. They’re the sort of band I might expect to see at Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, so to have them play so close to home is a real bonus.

Rosie: I am really looking forward to The Tell Tale Heart by Little Earthquake – there’s something so live and unique about on-stage sound effects, and I’m always one for a good horror story told with a bit of humour!

Becky: This season is it Emil and the Detectives that I am looking forward to seeing, a great story that sounds like it will bring some great twists and turns along the way, keeping you firmly on the edge of your seat.

Which shows are you most looking forward to?

About Live & Local

Live & Local is a not-for-profit arts organisation working across Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. We support a network of voluntary organisations that bring communities together to enjoy high quality, affordable and professional live performances and film screenings. Our work is made possible by investment from Arts Council England and local authorities in the areas where we work and it happens because of the dedication of volunteers.
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