Previously at the Market House

Little Women

Sunday 12th February 2023

 “I want to do something splendid, something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead.”  

This new take on Little Women retains all the charm and spirit of the original novel, with a twist; the four sisters, their family and friends are all played by just one woman.   

Holed up in the attic of her Massachusetts home just after the American Civil War, Jo struggles with writer’s block, until the arrival of an old friend helps her to unlock a lifetime of memories. Laugh and cry with Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy in this coming-of-age tale packed with adventure, drama, love and loss.  

“Brilliant. Utterly stunning. Mesmerising.” – Cotswold Life

“Spellbinding” – Gloucestershire Echo

Glowing Bright

Saturday 11th February 2023

The story of Marie Sklodowska Curie; one of the most famous scientists of all time, written and performed by Alison Neil. An outstanding talented Polish girl with huge ambitions Marie Curie broke through the restrictions placed on women at the time. The ups and downs of her private life, and spectacular work during World War One is perhaps less well known. Alison Neil is a story-teller second to none … and Marie Curie’s amazing life is a story worth telling.

He Does What…?!

Saturday 21st January 2023

Tunes from the Trenches

Saturday 12th November 2022

Songs from the First and Second World Wars

John Kirkpatrick opens a kit bag of songs from the two World Wars in a programme that highlights two different kinds of material. As you’d expect, there’ll be a fair old smattering of the popular hits of the day – designed to keep the spirits high, to raise a smile, share a chorus, and provide a moment’s respite from the horrors on every side, and find the heart to keep going. And threaded through these selections, John will also give an airing to some of the songs sung on the Front Line by the service personnel themselves – tunes sung on everyone’s lips wedded to new words, conjured up far from home by an army of ordinary folk doing their best to be good soldiers

An Audience without Jack Thackray

Wednesday 28th September 2022

An Audience without Jake Thackray’ includes many Jake classics (Sister Josephine, On Again On Again, The Bantam Cock etc), anecdotes from the forthcoming biography plus some recently discovered ‘lost’ Thackray masterpieces.

Jake Thackray (1938-2002) is increasingly recognised as being one of the greatest English songwriters of the twentieth century, a unique talent, whose songs are full of poetry, wit, irreverence and humanity.

John Watterson is the UK’s leading performer of Jake’s songs. As Fake Thackray he has toured with Fairport Convention and performed at festivals, theatres and clubs across the UK and on local and national radio, and on TV on Meet the Richardsons

Minchinhampton Nkokoto Link

Saturday 11th June 2022

Becky Dellow and Jeff Gillett are in concert to raise funds for school bikes for the students in Nkokoto.

We’re looking forward to this so much as it’s the first fundraising event that the Minchinhampton Nkokoto Link has been able to host for so long.

Granny’s Attic

3rd June 2022

Described by Folk Radio as “one of the most exciting and accomplished English folk acts on the scene right now”.

Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (melodeon, anglo concertina, vocals),
George Sansome (guitar, vocals)
Lewis Wood (violin, vocals)
With exceptional musicianship and boundless energy Granny’s Attic are going from strength to strength and are much loved by audiences up and down the country.

Cult Figure

20th May 2022

Celebrated actor and impressionist, Colin Elmer, who played Kenneth Williams in the UK tours of Round the Horne and Hancock’s Half Hour, reprises his role in this new production, telling the great man’s story in his own words, using anecdotes, writings and some of the material for which the comedy legend was so well-known.

Kaelin and Cooley

4th May 2022
In collaboration with Minchinhampton Folk Club

BRIGID KAELIN is a singer, storyteller, author, and multi-instrumentalist who has appeared on BBC, NPR and received many “Best Singer-Songwriter” awards in Louisville. With 7 albums/EPs of original music, she’s toured the world with her entertaining, upbeat, and poignant live show. The addition of Steve Cooley lifts her originals, making the show reminiscent of old-time variety hours.

STEVE COOLEY has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry and Hee Haw, has performed for five US Presidents and the Prince of Wales Steve’s work has earned 5 Grammy nominations and plenty of other accolades, but he lives a quiet Kentucky life and would be annoyed to know Brigid is bragging about him here.

JOHNNY COPPIN with Paul Burgess

11th February 2022

In collaboration with Minchinhampton Folk Club

The Moscow Drug Club

29th January 2022


Moscow Drug Club is a curious musical place where elements of Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, French Musette and Storytelling meet…

Imagine having a few to drink and staggering arm in arm into the darkness of an eastern European cobbled street and stumbling into a bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes.

Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen & Eartha Kitt. Moscow Drug Club deliver an intoxicating & intimate musical experience. You are cordially invited to share a wry smile with us as you enter the darkly comic world of Moscow Drug Club….. this way please, and mind the cobbles!

The Canterbury Tales

It’s Rude! It’s Ribald! It’s Ridiculous!

27th November 2021

From the company that brought you ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Dracula’ and ‘The Odyssey’ comes a one-man performance of ‘The Canterbury Tales’. Revered as one of the most important works in English literature, ‘The Canterbury Tales’ paints an ironic and critical portrait of English society in the middle-ages.

All of life is here in these few bawdy, funny, serious and sometimes shocking, short stories. Experience a journey down the foul and fetid footpaths of fourteenth-century England, told with the usual irreverence, wit and silliness! Expect archaic naughtiness and nonsense! Possibly tights and a codpiece! Definitely medieval swearing! Let’s party like it’s 1387!