Main Programme

The early launch acts are listed below.   

Monday 24th July

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Robert McCrum

Robert is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio Four and a distinguished veteran of the British book world. In “Life, Death and the Endgame” he talks about the impact on him of a life-changing stroke.

2.00pm
Auden Theatre
£15

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Tanya Holt - Cautionary Tales for Daughters

Musical tales of the hapless and feckless! Comedy, song and animation take us to the dark heart of growing-up – and parenting.

8.15pm
Auden Theatre
£20

Tuesday 25th July

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Professor Robert Winston

Discussing the implications of genetic manipulation for humans.

2pm
Auden Theatre
£15

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Viva Cuba

Performed by the top Cuban dance band, Cuban Combination, you will thrill to Cuban Son, Salsa and Merengue. Viva Cuba will put rhythm in your feet – so bring your dancing shoes!

7.00pm
Holt Community Centre
£20

Wednesday 26th July

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Jalousie - Opera Gala

Tenor Javier Agulló & soprano Amparo Navarro, with pianist Mark Jones, present a feast of opera arias and duets from Monteverdi and Mozart to Verdi and Puccini.

6.00pm
St Andrew's Church
£20

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Cirque Du Cabaret

Cirque du Cabaret returns with a brand new performance for 2017. Expect thrills, chills, burlesque and cabaret. Over 16s.

8.15pm
Auden Theatre
£20

Thursday 27th July

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Humphrey Berney and Guests

Humphrey Berney (of award-winning Blake) returns to Holt Festival with mezzo soprano Charlotte Tetley (another Festival returner) and pianist James Sherlock for a wonderful evening of music.

8.15pm
Auden Theatre
£20

Friday 28th July

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Ronnie Scott's All Stars Soho Songbook

Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club – world-class live jazz, narration and rare archive images to celebrate ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook’.

2.00pm
Auden Theatre
£20

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Margaret Hodge

As the scourge of waste and inefficiency to successive governments Ms Hodge has helped to disclose the chicanery of companies out to avoid tax. Called To Account takes people on a journey inside the NHS, the BBC and defence.

4.00pm
Holt Community Centre
£12

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Kit and McConnel

The cabaret duo return with a fresh fricassee of oven-warm, up-to-the-minute cabaret songs, sketches and widening waistlines.

6.00pm
Auden Theatre
£20

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Roots in the Wood

Featuring The Vagaband, Norfolk’s brilliant original song-based roots, americana, blues, jazz and rock band. Plus The Wangford Bass Combo featuring BJ Cole - an experimental exploration of the reverberant lower depths of Country music led by Hank Wangford. Support comes from The Gentlemen.

8pm
Theatre in the Woods
£15

Saturday 29th July

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Pop-up Opera - Une Éducation Manquée

Emmanuel Chabrier’s rarely-performed Une Éducation Manquée, a deliciously madcap and witty 50-minute French operetta set in the time of Louis XVI.

6.00pm
Auden Theatre
£18

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Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro has sold to date over 55 million records, and still counting. As she says - “I will retire when I go onstage, shake my ass, and there is silence’. Not for a long time yet!

8.15pm
Theatre in the Woods
£35

Sunday 30th July

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Jasper Carrott's Stand Up & Rock

The legendary Jasper Carrott is back with a new stand up show before introducing his musical compatriots that have been ‘rockin’ audiences all over the world.

7.30pm
Theatre in the Woods
£30