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Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
01273 464440 https://ropetacklecentre.co.uk/

November 2019

Opera Film Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana; Pagliacci (2007)

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£12

Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana; Pagliacci (2007) Giancarlo del Monaco’s acclaimed production elegantly intertwines Mascagni’s and Leoncavallo’s well-loved operas; masterpieces that brought new levels of realism into opera through their so-called versimo style. Jesús López Cobos directs a double cast of outstanding talent in a recording filmed with high-definition cameras and with true surround sound. The evening will feature a short pre-film talk at 6.50pm. Lesley’s Kitchen will serve delicious pre-film food (booking essential)

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Sea Dogs and Troubadours

November 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£10

Opening with the south coast’s premier sea shanty singing ensemble The Wellington Wailers, this will be a fabulous evening with surprises along the way! Fresh from their performance at this year’s Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival, The Wailers are renowned for raising the roof, mixing close harmony vocals, humour and traditional songs of the sea. The live stage show incorporates multimedia and theatrical presentations. Laura Ward and the Risen Road will perform a set of original roots tunes plus new and…

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My First Cinema presents: Messy (U)

November 22 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£3

Another adventure with Messy and her friends in the magical world of Okido. There will be two adorable little Messy dolls to win at this screening. Come along and see if you will win one! 30 mins TICKET PRICE: £3 (adults + babies free)

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Garlic Theatre: Eggs on Legs

November 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4 – £26

Every day, from here to there funny things are everywhere’ Dr Seuss Meet a family of zany Eggs on Legs, living in a lost pocket of the globe. One day the wind blows a huge egg into their tree and they are excited to play with it. But what happens if it hatches and can they protect it from the slithery snake? Garlic Theatre conjure a poetic, Dr Seuss world full of eggcentric puppets and music to make you roll…

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Graham Parker

November 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£24.50

Regarded as one of the UK’s most distinguished and original songwriters, Graham Parker is perhaps best known as lead singer of Graham & The Rumour who preceded the arrival of punk rock and new wave. His career has spanned over 40 years and was recently reinvigorated when acclaimed US film producer and director Judd Apatow cast Parker in his hit film ‘This Is 40’, featuring a performance by Graham Parker & The Rumour that signalled the band to reform to…

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Chris Wood

November 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£15

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. A self-taught musician, composer and song writer, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity. He cites his major influence as “Anon”. His most recent…

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Laurence Jones Band: Blues/Rock

November 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£22.50

Laurence Jones is back and is ready to tear up Europe with new self titled album Laurence Jones Band. The accomplished new album recorded in Miami and produced by Gregory Elias is set for release on Friday 27th Sept 2019 on USA label Top Stop Music. Laurence Jones has been writing songs and performing on stage for over half his age, the Blues Rock troubadour has been fine-tuning his sound playing to packed house across Europe, leading the way for…

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Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders

November 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£20 – £22

Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as ‘Bend Me Shape Me’, ‘Hello Suzy’, ‘( If Paradise is ) Half As Nice’ are internationally remembered to this day. But if you were paying close attention, you might have picked up a clue in the magnificent ‘Gin House’ as to where Andy’s future musical collaborations would lead. Since the early days, Andy has…

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South Coast Soul Revue – Kicking off Christmas Soul and Funk Party

November 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£18

If you like sweet soul music AND you like Christmas – well, this is the gig for you! Expect a great, hi-energy performance from vocalists Ruby & Danny, blasting horns and a rhythm section to set your pulses racing. All with a great Christmas party vibe.

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December 2019

Ropetackle’s regular Sunday morning jazz-fest

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£12

Ropetackle’s regular Sunday morning jazz-fest is legendary, as is its host, the inimitable Mike Hatchard. Each show features one or more well-known music personalities for a cool and quirky couple of hours’ entertainment. Buy your coffee and pastry at the bar and start your Sunday the right way. Early booking advised.

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Richard Durrant’s Candlelit Christmas Concert with special guests

December 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£5 – £18

“A magical show that brought a sense of peacefulness to an otherwise hectic time. This was both a Christian and Pagan celebration without any sparkly tinsel and commercial sentimentality. Durrant’s playing was masterful, creating the right seasonal feel to this family show” – Brighton Argus Guitarist and composer Richard Durrant heralds the start of the Christmas season with singer Amy Kakoura and master fiddler Nick Pynn to serve up a festive feast of acoustic Christmas music. This unique show mixes…

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Richard Durrant’s Candlelit Christmas Concert with special guests

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£5 – £18

“A magical show that brought a sense of peacefulness to an otherwise hectic time. This was both a Christian and Pagan celebration without any sparkly tinsel and commercial sentimentality. Durrant’s playing was masterful, creating the right seasonal feel to this family show” – Brighton Argus Guitarist and composer Richard Durrant heralds the start of the Christmas season with singer Amy Kakoura and master fiddler Nick Pynn to serve up a festive feast of acoustic Christmas music. This unique show mixes…

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Ropetackle Matinee: Widows (15)

December 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4

The perfect heist thriller needs the right team for the job. And for Widows, director Steve McQueen has assembled a fearsome foursome with the likes of Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki – the four widows who take matters into their own hands when their criminal husbands die and leave a major debt at their feet. The four women conspire to forge a future on their own terms. 129 mins

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Richard Durrant’s Candlelit Christmas Concert with special guests

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£5 – £18

“A magical show that brought a sense of peacefulness to an otherwise hectic time. This was both a Christian and Pagan celebration without any sparkly tinsel and commercial sentimentality. Durrant’s playing was masterful, creating the right seasonal feel to this family show” – Brighton Argus Guitarist and composer Richard Durrant heralds the start of the Christmas season with singer Amy Kakoura and master fiddler Nick Pynn to serve up a festive feast of acoustic Christmas music. This unique show mixes…

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Richard Durrant’s Candlelit Christmas Concert with special guests

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£5 – £18

“A magical show that brought a sense of peacefulness to an otherwise hectic time. This was both a Christian and Pagan celebration without any sparkly tinsel and commercial sentimentality. Durrant’s playing was masterful, creating the right seasonal feel to this family show” – Brighton Argus Guitarist and composer Richard Durrant heralds the start of the Christmas season with singer Amy Kakoura and master fiddler Nick Pynn to serve up a festive feast of acoustic Christmas music. This unique show mixes…

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Christmas PANTO!

December 13 @ 10:30 am - December 31 @ 12:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4 – £60

“A dazzling spectacle of a show. Not to be missed!” The Latest 13th - 31st December: 10.30am; 2pm; 5.30pm Please note the Relaxed Performance is on the 13th December at 2pm £12.50 (Dec 13th only). ALL OTHER DATES: £15 child, £16 adult, £60 family of four plus booking fee Magic mirrors, seven little men, poisoned apples and an enchanted Princess all tell the classic story of Snow White. An evil stepmother, no longer the fairest in the land, threatens to…

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January 2020

Brighton Beach Boys: Aladdin Sane

10th January 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£17

David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane album was described by Bowie himself as simply “Ziggy goes to America”. The iconic lightning bolt cover image was the first album he wrote and released from a position of stardom. Most of the tracks were observations he composed on the road, drawing on The Who and The Rolling Stones, forging a harder-edged rock sound. The Jean Genie and Drive-in Saturday were the hits, Time and Lady Grinning Soul were his experiments, Watch that Man and…

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Barnstormers: January

18th January 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£13.50 – £15

Three top comics and a barrel of laughs! Saturday night out at Ropetackle with three top comics from the UK comedy circuit and beyond. Every month Barnstormers Comedy Club promises, and delivers, a great laugh-out-loud night out. Unbeatable sell-out Saturday night entertainment cabaret style and the perfect way to get together with your mates. Each month our compère introduces three top acts from the comedy circuit. A barnstorming night out! Over 18s only. £13.50 in advance. £15 on the door.

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February 2020

The Unravelling Wilburys

29th February 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£15 – £18

The Unravelling Wilburys perform the songs of the 1980s ‘super group’ The Travelling Wilburys, (George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne). Songs such as End of the Line, Handle with Care, The Devil’s Been Busy, Tweeter and The Monkey Man, Heading for the Light, form the basis of the set with choice cuts, such as…… Pretty Woman, You Got It (Orbison), Mr Blue Sky, When I Was A Boy (Lynne), The Waiting, I Won’t Back Down…

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March 2020

Suzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone’s Watching – Comedy

5th March 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£16

Suzi Ruffell has made a name for herself by turning tragedy and anxiety into big laughs. This year she is actually happy. This show answers the question: are all stand-ups at their best when they are miserable? Fingers crossed no! Of course, the world is still completely f**ked – so don’t worry, it won’t be too joyous. A mix of storytelling, observations, a dash of social politics and a lovely routine about a smear test. This show has everything. The…

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Jon Boden

8th March 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£18

Jon Boden is best known is the lead singer of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead who sold 250,000 albums, hads even singles playlisted on Radio 2 and sold out hundreds of venues including The Royal Albert Hall. Since Bellowhead split up in 2016 Jon has continued his development as one of the foremost names in English folk music. Solo Jon performs the self-penned songs of Painted Lady, material from Bellowhead, Spiers & Boden, Songs From The Floodplain, and his A…

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The Outside Track

27th March 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£12

Rescheduled date A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, The Outside Track’s marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, the five members of Outside Track are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music upon its foundation. Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals these virtuosos blend boundless energy with unmistakable joie de vivre. The…

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The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe

27th March 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£16

Theatre, SEATED The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe FRIDAY 27TH MARCH 2020 - STARTS 8PM TICKET PRICE: £16 inc £1 levy Buy Tickets From the award-winning creators of Austen’s Women, I, Elizabeth, Orlando, Christmas Gothic, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, and The Time Machine. August 5th, 1962: Monroe as we’ve never seen her before: alone in her bedroom, in dressing gown and underwear; no glitz, no glamour, no masks. Overdosed on pills, the woman behind the icon unravels her remarkable life,…

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April 2020

Wille & the Bandits

1st April 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£16

Following the release of their critically acclaimed album Paths, Wille & The Bandits return to tour the UK from February to April 2020. Dates include Manchester (28 February), Glasgow (7 March), Cardiff (14 March) and London (20 March) and of course, Ropetackle. The new single Victim Of The Night is released Friday 4th October and will be accompanied by a music video.The band’s latest album Pathsencapsulates the excitement and gusto of rock and roll. The album is a breath of…

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The Amazing Bubble Man: 2nd show

14th April 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£4 – £36

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last 12 years. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised. From square bubbles to rocket bubbles, tornado bubbles to flying saucer bubbles, The Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of…

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May 2020

Ivo Graham: The Game Of Life

29th May 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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£15

The time for faff is over: has Big Daddy Graham got the skillz (anecdotes/banter/topical asides) to pay da billz (gas/water/electric)? More hilariously anxious blather from one of the most hilariously anxious blatherers in the business. Most recently nominated for Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Award after a sell-out run at the 2019 Fringe Festival. Also spotted on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live from the BBC, Cats Does Countdown, Richard Osman's House of Games, Roast Battle, Hypothetical, The Stand Up…

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