THE CHRYSALIS CLUB LISTINGS FOR WINTER 2014 AT WILTON’S MUSIC HALL
HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE SEVEN DECADES: ZEBRA STRIPES, FLAMES AND KILLER TOPS AND WILTON’S CHRISTMAS SHOW MRS HUDSON’S CHRISTMAS CORKER
THE CHRYSALIS CLUB IS A CULTURAL PROGRAMME OF EVENTS, GIGS, SCREENINGS, PERFORMANCES AND CLASSES TAKING PLACE DURING THE PLANNED BUILDING WORKS UNTIL AUTUMN 2015
Wilton’s Music Hall has announced further events for The Chrysalis Club, an eclectic interim arts programme of events, gigs, screenings, classes and performances to run until September 2015, as the world’s last surviving Grand Music Hall in London’s East End enters the second phase of vital building works.
The perfect night out for guitar fans, Seven Decades: Zebra Stripes, Flames and Killer Tops, is musical storytelling at its very best. Its been six months since the four talented musicians behind Seven Decades took Wilton’s audiences on a fascinating, inspirational and humorous musical journey through the last 70 years of popular music, guided by the Fender Telecaster, the Gibson Les Paul, the Fender Stratocaster and the Gibson ES 335. Following sell out shows, they return to carry on where Songs and Stories left off. This time there will be a host of new additions and dimensions bringing this absorbing show into its next incarnation.
Wilton’s first specially commissioned Christmas show, Mrs Hudson’s Christmas Corker is written by Barry and Bob Cryer and presented in association with Spymonkey. Situated somewhere in the celebrated 221B Baker Street residence, this riotous production contrasts the minutiae of a landlady’s daily domestic routine with the grand opera of Conan Doyle’s Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle.
Due to complete in the Autumn of 2015, the restoration project will open up a further 40% of the building, currently derelict, bringing these unseen and unused spaces back to life and making them accessible for the first time. Beyond that, securing the building also secures the future of Wilton’s as an arts and heritage venue, enabling more strategic long-term artistic programming, creating more venue hiring potential and offering the opportunity to plan and incorporate a wide range of community and learning activities, developed so everyone from local school children and community groups, businesses and volunteers can get involved in Wilton’s revival.
Mrs Hudson’s Christmas Corker
Dates: 2 – 31 December
Time: Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm (except Wed 3rd at 7pm), matinees every Wednesday & Saturday 2pm
Price: £35 table seats, £27.50 main seating, £20 side seats
Written by Bob and Barry Cryer in association with Spymonkey
Directed by Ed Gaughan and Designed by Lucy Bradridge
Situated in the kitchen of the celebrated 221B Baker Street, this riotous production contrasts the minutiae of a landlady’s daily domestic routine with the grand opera of Conan Doyle’s Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle.
Witness the tale of what really happens below stairs in an affectionate yet hilarious take on the Holmes legend, using music hall routines, tatty magicians, cod ventriloquists, lady boxers and perhaps even a death defying finale worthy of Moriarty himself! Mulled wine and Christmas trees come as standard.
Special New Year’s Eve party! Book early to avoid disappointment, as they say!
Created by actor & writer, Bob Cryer, with his veteran comedy writer father, Barry, and in collaboration with the ultra-talented Spymonkey company, all deftly wrapped up with a ribbon by director Ed Gaughan.
N/B: The 3rd December performance will start at the earlier time of 7pm. There is no show on 25th December. Special New Year’s Eve party tickets are available now. These will give ticket holders exclusive access to Wilton’s and The Mahogany Bar after the show.
For booking information please visit www.wiltons.org.uk
Wednesday 5th November 2014