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A Voice We Follow – Royal Kung Foolery

Multi-award winning physical theatre company ‘Royal Kung Foolery’ are back with a new hysterical, physical and compelling piece of original theatre! The year was 1974. The ferocious storm was soon approaching. And it was at this precise moment that the Cetkovic Brothers (who were lost in the vast and rugged Molin Forest) were nearly no […]

I Am Not Victoria Wood – Pepita Productions

In this solo play written and performed by Julia Knight we meet Maddie North. She used to perform as a Victoria Wood tribute act. Maddie has a suitcase full of props and memories, but are they holding her back? This touching, funny and entertaining show sees Maddie revisiting her successful career and paying tribute to […]

Two – Foulisfair and Dramestics

A warm welcome to our pub! What’ll it be, a double? Yes! We’re your landlord and landlady: always happy to see you; cracking smiles and jokes – (just don’t catch us skulking behind beer barrels, having a crack at each other…) Enjoy your home-from-home right here and mingle with our motley crew of colourful regulars […]

An Audience with Babs Catland – Midnight Story Tellers

She’s a crazy cat lady ‘purr excellence’, the cat’s whiskers of feline fans. Introducing Barbara Catland and friends. Fur will fly when Babs gets her claws into modern life – ‘Not enough naps’ – and men – ‘So like dogs!’ Miss Catland will take questions but don’t be surprised if she scratches. Chloe of the […]

The Breath of Love – Learning Through Theatre

The year is 1590 and the wind of change is blowing through the field of knowledge. Doctor Leglimbo, renowned alchemist, is on the brink of a profound discovery – a divine elixir that will open Death’s door and guide the departed back into the light. Missing a key component, he enlists his hapless servant Harlequin […]

Richard Mabey

Turning the Boat for Home Richard Mabey has been called “the father of modern nature writing in the UK”. The author of more than forty books, he is a man with a passionate belief that the Earth is a commonwealth of all species. Tim Dee, a speaker at last year’s Book Festival said of him: […]

Sophie Dahl

Stroud Book Festival @ Lansdown Hall Ages: 6 – adult Mabel lives by the sea with her parents in The Mermaid Hotel, where she keeps a close eye on the comings and goings of all the guests. Then one day an old lady arrives and there is something very suspicious about her, with her growly […]

Max Porter

Stroud Book Festival @ Lansdown Hall Join us for a spell-binding live performance about art, myth, and the extraordinary strangeness of everyday life, by one of the most exciting literary fiction talents to emerge in recent years. Max Porter is the author of two novels: “Grief is the Thing With Feathers” which won the 2016 […]

Nell Gifford & Sally Gardner

Stroud Book Festival @ Lansdown Hall Ages 6-adult Roll up, roll up for a magical hour of fun and laughter with the one and only Nell Gifford, owner and producer of Giffords Circus. She’ll be talking about her gorgeous new picture book, “Nell & the Circus of Dreams”, as well as sharing tales from behind […]