Arts events in Fulbourn Cambridgeshire
Our next Theatre event is ‘Out of the Darkness’ (Ghost Stories II *) – directed, told and sung by Richard Spaul, the acclaimed performer and storyteller – in Townley Memorial Hall at 7:30pm for 8:00pm on Saturday 15th Jan 2022. Don’t miss this unusual and spellbinding performance!
Following the success of Richard Spaul’s solo performances of classic literary ghost stories at the ancient Leper Chapel, Cambridge, Fulbourn Arts is delighted to be hosting Richard in the Townley Memorial Hall. Richard is bringing us his latest performance (premiered in October 2021 as ‘Ghost Stories II’* as a sequel to ‘Ghost Stories’) featuring two remarkable stories from two remarkable writers.
In ‘Bewitched’, Edith Wharton takes us into a bleak world of isolated farms , snow-covered fields and frozen ponds that reflects the lives and minds of the people who live there.
Mrs Routledge has caught her husband cheating on her. She has seen her husband meeting in secret with his former sweetheart, Ora Brand. Problem. But it’s a bigger problem than you might think. Because Ora Brand is dead.
Edith Wharton is a spellbinder and ‘Bewitched’ is a fascinating and superlatively creepy story of illicit love in a loveless world.
In ‘A Kink in Space Time’ by H. Russell Wakefield, a distinguished physicist is suffering a terrible psychotic breakdown. He hears giggling voices and bells ringing. He’s been very ill. He’s convalescing in a quiet village. He thinks he’s getting better.
But one evening a man runs past him covered in river slime. He knows he knows him but who is he? What’s his significance? Why can’t he stop thinking about him? An obsessive quest follows to track down this man and find out his identity. A quest that leads to madness and death.
Uncanny, nail-biting stuff from a remarkable writer who was enormously popular in his time but unjustly neglected since. ‘A Kink in Space Time’ explores the link between mental illness and the paranormal with great intelligence, insight and compassion.
Here is a deliciously scary theatrical treat for a winter evening, told by candlelight. If you enjoy an original dramatic performance by a highly-skilled actor in an intimate setting do come along and be simultaneously thrilled and chilled.
Read more about this production here on his website.
Tickets available NOW via our Online Payments page £15 adults, £12 for 12 to 16 year olds.
Townley Memorial Hall, Home End, Fulbourn CB21 5BS
Saturday 15th January 2022, doors open 7:30 for performance at 8:00pm.
The performance lasts around 80 minutes and there is no interval. Please do come early to get refreshments from the Fulbourn Institute bar.
Guy Masterson‘s amazing performance of Under Milk Wood took place in The Townley Memorial Hall on 2nd October 2021 to a packed audience.
Comments we heard after the event included ‘Best theatre performance I’ve ever seen!’ and ‘What a fantastic performance! Quite amazing!’ and many similar comments. If you want to let us know what you thought of the performance then drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear your feedback.
Guy has some ideas about other performers we might like to put on in the future, as well as offering to return to Fulbourn with his production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ next year. He really enjoyed coming to visit us and perform his first full length performance of Under Milk Wood for 18 months!
For those of you who missed the show, you missed a real treat! Guy is British born actor, theatre director and Olivier Award winning producer based in London. Raised in both Port Talbot and London, his maternal uncle was the actor Richard Burton and he is also related to the Italian filmstar Marcello Mastroianni!
He made a name for himself with this extraordinary solo version of Dylan Thomas’ ‘Under Milk Wood’ in 1994 which had never before been attempted. The show was an immediate hit and he has since given over 2000 performances all around the world. He is globally regarded as one of the finest exponents of solo theatre and specifically of the works of Dylan Thomas.
He’s currently working as a producer and director of a brand-new production in London’s West End of ‘The Shark is broken’ which is the story about the making of ‘Jaws’ and it stars Robert Shaw’s son Ian. It opens on 9th October till 15th January so put a note in your diary to go and see it at the Ambassadors Theatre in London.
The St. John’s Players presented ‘The Titfield Thunderbolt’ by Phillip Goulding (based on the original Ealing comedy) from Wednesday 27th October to Saturday 30th October 2021 at the Townley Memorial Hall, The Fulbourn Centre, Home End, Fulbourn CB21 5BS – doors open 7pm curtain up 7.30pm
The St. John’s Players are an amateur drama group, originally formed in 1947 and moved to the Townley hall in the mid 90s. We put on three plays a year, in February, May and September.
In normal (non-COVID) times they meet for rehearsals every Monday and Wednesday from 7.30-10pm (approx) at the Townley Hall in the Fulbourn Centre. Performances are in February, May and October (dates vary) running from Wednesday-Saturday at 7.45.