Flea!

madame-celine-played-by-hester-goodman-ukulele-orchestra-of-great-britainRelaunch Thursday 5 January
Ballroom, Bull Hotel, 7-9pm

Flea! No, don’t flee. Come to the public launch, relaunch, of the community opera first mooted in 2015 but put on hold when an application for a grant from the Arts Council was unsuccessful.

The principle funds are now in place, thanks in particular to the Electric Palace, and the show is on, scheduled for May 2017.

Andrew Dickson

Andrew Dickson

Written and composed by Andrew Dickson and Sally Vaughan, the musical tells the story of Madame Celine, ring-mistress of an extraordinary flea circus, and her introduction to the ukulele. Hester Goodman from the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, plays the lead. The director is Niki McCretton from the Stuff & Nonsense Theatre Company and Anna Golding of the No Limits Dance Group is the choreographer.

That comprises a seriously talented and accomplished group, but a people’s opera needs people. Roles are available on stage and off for a wide variety of participants, actors, musicians, singers, set-builders, helpers of every kind.

Visit www.ukuleleopera.org.uk for further information.
To register your interest email info@ukuleleopera.org.uk

By |December 31st, 2016|Music|1 Comment

The Mouse Outfit

Electric Palace
Saturday 17 December 8pm
Tickets £10 (18+)

Preview by Jonah Corren

The Mouse Outfit are consistently said to be destined for greatness. The unique brand of hip-hop they produce leaves no questions as to why.

Formed eight years ago by music teacher Paul Hooley (known in the band as ‘Chini’) and musician James Defty in Manchester, they subsequently recruited an impressive roster of musicians by hosting live jamming sessions to meet local talent.

These days, The Mouse Outfit is a nine-piece band held together by Chini on the keys, Defty on the bass and percussion maestro ‘Pitch’ on the drums and MPC. Their live shows are fronted by renowned rappers ‘Dr Syntax’ and ‘Sparkz’ who have featured on several of their album tracks among a plethora of talented artists.

To have these guys in Bridport is an absolute coup, and they would be recommendable to any fans of hip-hop or generally excellent music. Booking in advance is a must.

By |December 12th, 2016|Jonah Corren, Music|0 Comments