Fringe @ PPC
We have several different shows appearing at PPC in the 2018 Festival Fringe.
Prévert: Piano and Poetry
Alexandre Prévert, graduate pianist Conservatoire of Paris.
August 5-7th, 9th – 11th, 7pm (75 mins)
Prévert: Piano and Poetry is a concert-show created and performed by the young French concert pianist Alexandre Prévert (21 years old) graduated from Conservatoire de Paris. This concert-show is an invitation to go on a musical and poetic journey through time and history, focusing on great classical music composers and great poets, accessible to all audiences.
This is Season 3 of the Prévert: Piano and Poetry concert/show entitled “Are You Ready for a Life Change? “ The event is free but ticketed. The shows were immensely popular last year.
Nancy Crook – Organ Recital
August 8th at 12.30pm
Admission Free, a non-ticketed event
Experienced organ virtuoso, Nancy Crook, plays a varied programme of familiar and less well known organ masterpieces, including: Fantasia and Fugue in G minor BWV 542 by J S Bach; Recit de Tierce en Taille by Nicolas de Grigny; Piece Heroique in B minor by C Franck; Chorale Fantasias on When I survey and Old 100th by C H Parry; selection from 24 Pieces in Free Style Op 31 Book 2 by L Vierne; and Prelude for a Solemn Occasion, The Sweet Rivulet from the Hovingham Sketches and Fanfare by F Jackson.
Legacy : The story of Martin Luther
August Tuesday 14th – Saturday 18th (90 minutes)
7.30pm Tuesday – Friday, 2.30pm – Saturday 18th
Saltmine Theatre Company, Admission £10, concession £8,
Consumed with guilt and wrestling with darkness, Martin Luther’s internal battle brings him close to the brink. As he grapples with the Bible, challenges accepted practices and despairs of ever being worthy, he comes to a startling revelation: salvation comes through faith alone.
Discover a man compelled to challenge corruption even at the risk of his own life, a man who translated the Bible, faced down the greatest power of his age and changed the world.
A Truly Scrumptious Spoonful of Songs
August 20th & 21st at 6.45pm (95 minutes)
Searchlight Theatre Company, Admission £11, Concession £9, Family £8.00, Child £7.00
Hear your favourite songs performed live from some of the most popular family films of all time – including hits made famous by Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews and many others. This revue concert will also give you the chance to hear about how the songs were written, as well as the opportunity to sing-a-long in places.
So come and hear Michael Taylorson and Zoe McClean take you on a journey through movies like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins, The Prince of Egypt, Sister Act and The Sound of Music.
The Screwtape Letters
August 22nd, 23rd, 24th at 7.15pm, August 25th at 2.15pm (120 minutes, suitable for 12+)
Searchlight Theatre Company, Admission £11, Concession £9, Family £8.00,
This widely acclaimed production returns to the fringe for four performances. Nigel Forde’s ‘sparkling script’ and David Robinson’s ‘impressive Screwtape’ (Stage) bring to life Lewis’ classic book, which has sold millions of copies worldwide.
Set in the study of Professor Screwtape, the devils set about diverting their subject away from being tempted to the other side, with a degree of subtlety and humour that they feel is bound to bring them the ultimate victory. The battle is fierce and the stakes are high, and the junior devils test the Professor to the limit. Devilishly good.
Tickets for all of the performances for the shows taking place at Palmerston Place can be purchased by going to the official fringe website – https://tickets.edfringe.com/