Three contrasting performances early 2021 at
ROPETACKLE ARTS CENTRE
On 20th February Next Door Dance, with Arts Council England, bring The Beautiful Game to Shoreham.
Football. Some love it, others loathe it, but we can’t deny that it is somehow present in all of our lives. The Beautiful Game is a laugh-out-loud look at Britain’s undying obsession with football, celebrating everything from weird match day rituals to ridiculous armchair punditry. Passionately performed by four females, The Beautiful Game will lead you through the highs and lows of being a British football fan. Packed with unforgettable goals, set to a backdrop of chant-along hits and full to the brim with nostalgia, it may even attempt to explain the offside rule!
On 17th March My Darling Clementine continue their tour in support of their most recent, critically acclaimed release: Country Darkness – The Songs of Elvis Costello. The album is a collaboration between Michael and Lou, and Costello’s long-time right-hand man, the brilliant Steve Nieve. The live show will feature a number of the Costello songs as well as many favourites from the duo’s nine year back catalogue.
On 24th March Peggy Seeger makes a very welcome return to Ropetackle on her ‘First Farewell Tour’. The charismatic singer, songwriter, feminist, icon and Ewan MacColl’s partner and muse, is the undisputed queen of folk and political song.
Peggy is joined by her son Calum MacColl for a glorious evening of up-close performance. Expect to hear some of Peggy and Ewan MacColl’s most loved songs, readings from Peggy’s award-winning memoir ‘The First Time Ever’, plenty of audience participation and lots of relaxed family banter.
Visit www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk for all the information about what’s on.
pictured at top: Next Door Dance, ‘The Beautiful Game’