Main Programme

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Sunday 23rd July

The Cast of the Gin Chronicles

The Gin Chronicles

Step into a 1940s radio studio as amateur detectives John Jobling and his housemaid Doris Golightly are on the hunt for a missing London Gin magnate in this roller-coaster comedy.

8.15pm
Auden Theatre
£20

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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Tim Marshall

Tim Marshall draws on more than twenty-five years of global reporting experience to share his insights on the world of global politics.

4.00pm
Holt Community Centre
£12

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Mariano Mangas

If you are a lover of classical Spanish guitar then there is no finer exponent than Mariano, who has performed world-wide, and who you would not want to miss.

6.00pm
St Andrew's Church
£20

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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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Don't Mime Me, MIME THE GAP, IAMBE Productions Ltd

A newly constructed 2-handed mime show premiered at Holt Festival as Work in Progress.

4.00pm
Auden Theatre
£12

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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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Luke Wright - The Toll

After his Fringe First winning success, Luke Wright subjects the English language to a series of degrading new tricks. These poems tour the flat-roofed pubs and half-bought couches of Brexit Britain!

2.00pm
Auden Theatre
£15

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The Witches of Norfolk with Professor Michael Trimble

Discussing people, illnesses and the trials of people accused of witchcraft, in which neuropsychiatric evidence was first used by the defence.

4.00pm
Holt Community Centre
£12

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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

Susie Heath

The Suzie Heath Trio presents: King Cole – a musical tribute to the 1930s

Returning to Holt with her trio to perform the beautiful songs of Cole Porter and his contemporaries, joined by local harmony group, The Samphires.

6.00pm
Holt Community Centre
£12

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Stand-Up Comedy

A brilliant evening of comedy with David Morgan of Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC3), Eshaan Akbar, winner of Piccadilly Comedy Club’s New Comedian of the Year, Kate Lucas, award winning musical comedian and Hal Cruttenden from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week. (Hal is replacing Andrew Maxwell in a change to the originally advertised programme).
Over 16s.

8.00pm
Feathers Hotel
£16

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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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Sue MacGregor CBE In conversation with Alan Johnson

Sue MacGregor reflects on 50 years of broadcasting including tensions between politicians and the media.

2.00pm
Auden Theatre
£18

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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.Over 16s.

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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Rubber Ring - James McDermott

Jimmy is sixteen, sexually confused and stuck in Sheringham. After rave reviews on tour James McDermott comes home with his oneman show, ‘Rubber Ring’. Over 16s.

6.00pm
Auden Theatre
£15

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Jasper Carrott's Stand Up & Rock

We regret that this show has had to be cancelled due to Jasper's ill-health. Full ticket refunds will be available - please contact the box office on 01603 598699.

7.30pm
Theatre in the Woods
£30