Live And Local lines up a great selection

The 2014-15 season of Live & Local Shows in Crich and Holloway is to feature nine highly impressive shows at the heart of the community.

The season kicks off on Sunday, October 26, from 7.30pm. with Six Impossible Things, to be presented by Avanti + Artizani.

This will be a variety theatre show with a sci-fi twist, featuring revolving stage, magic, acrobatics, live music, sound effects, animatronics, sophisticated lighting and spectacular finale. Think Eric and Ernie meets Men in Black!

The venue will be the Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Holloway.

Crich’s Glebe Field Centre hosts The Tell Tale Heart, which is to be presented by Little Earthquake on Sunday, November 30, from 7.30pm.

Tense, funny, and frightening in equal measure, The Tell Tale Heart is an inventive and absorbing version of Edgar Allan Poe’s gripping story about a murder that bites back.

There’s one actor and an onstage sound artist who creates the sound effects live with a clever and intriguing use of domestic objects and electronic equipment.

With a simple set, the acting, writing and sounds all work together to stimulate, challenge and fire the audience’s imagination.

Also at the Crich venue, on Sunday, January 25, Spaghetti Swing is to be presented by Sid Hero Productions.

Four charmingly charismatic Italian performers (including a singing chef!) will treat you to a fantastic easy-listening swing-jazz performance, and pasta cooked live on stage.

Saturday, February 21 is to be the date at Crich for a show called Spiltmilk Say Dance.

This will be a sociable and fun evening celebrating the history of popular dance crazes, from the twist and YMCA to disco.

The performers give the dances a makeover in the first half and after the interval it’s your chance to join in.

Playland is to be presented by New Perspectives Theatre at Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Holloway, on Sunday, March 8.

Set in a South African amusement park on New Year’s Eve in 1989, Playland is a hard-hitting, edge-of-your-seat piece of theatre which sees the two sides of Apartheid coming together. It is written by Athol Fugard, one of South Africa’s most eminent playwrights.

Then on Saturday, March 14, Crich hosts Dracula, presented by Rabit Theatre.

The team which brought their award-winning and utterly brilliant version of Great Expectations to other rural venues, have got their teeth into Bram Stoker’s classic tale of the vampire.

Later in the season, you will also be able to see The Remi Harris Gypsy Jazz Projecton April 18, A Brief History of Music, presented byBlast from the Past on May 7, and Pacific Curls in Concerton May 16.

For tickets, call 01773 853260 for the Crich events, and 01773 856545 for the Holloway dates.