2016 Theatre & Concert


5.45pm Theatre in The Barn

You and Me – Little Soldier Productions

foto-brazos-en-alto b.pngFounded by award-winning performers Patricia Rodríguez and Mercè Ribot, Little Soldier use elements of physical theatre and improvisation to create highly participatory productions that are emotionally rich and slyly humorous.

Winner of the Argus Angel Award at Brighton Fringe, ‘You and Me’ is a funny yet touching story which explores old age with humour, imagination and tenderness.

Two elderly sisters live in a foreign land against the backdrop of a battered rug and a mountain of mysterious boxes. They share an existence of outrageous defamation, tender reminiscing and pure madness, careering between affection and annoyance. But is their behaviour just eccentricity or something more destructive?

You and Me is based on original script ‘Tu i jo’ by Roger Simeon. Adapted and directed by BBC performing arts fund winner Bryony Shanahan, the show opened at Rich Mix in 2012 and enjoyed a successful month run at the Blue Elephant Theatre. In 2013 ‘You and Me’ has toured the UK and was presented at PAM Festival (New York).

‘A masterpiece. Stellar performances. The best of the Fringe’ |The Argus (Brighton Fringe)

‘Refreshingly different. Character acting at its best.’ ★★★★ Everything Theatre

‘A very funny show; great moments of surreal lunacy’ ★★★★ Fringe Guru


8.00pm Live in Concert in The Barn

Dila V and the Odd Beats

de2f62_7ce1e3fa9a624af09fb3b468b8d0f8e8.jpgA hip-shimmying blend of Turkish folk, irresistible Balkan dance beats, rebetiko and bolero rhythms, and other tasty world flavours. Fronted by Dila Vardar and Djanan Turan, this Bosphorus-straddling group has come together over a number of years, pulling together some of the most talented Eastern folk musician in London. They have released an EP and have played at a whole host of fabulous festivals (Bestival, Smugglers Records Festival, Shrewsbury Festival) and venues around the UK in the last year, together with appearances on television.

A multinational line up including (check): Dila Vardar on enchanting vocals (Istanbul – Turkey), Fati on guitar and wawa pedal (Izmir -Turkey), Saul Mavromatakis on bass (Athens – Greece), Quto Yuce on Turkish wedding drum davul (Kurdistan – London), Ayoze Leandro Lopez on drums (Spain), Tansay Omar – the legend on darbuka (Cyprus), Ewan Bleach – clarinet master on any kind of music (United Kingdom), Djanan Turan – vocals & eclectic moves (London – Turkey).