New season at The Mill

The new new season at The Mill Arts Centre has been announced

New Season at The Mill!
January – March 2017

Banbury’s local entertainment venue has announced its new season;

Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young
Los Pacaminos features Paul Young, Drew Barfield, Mark Pinder, Steve Greetham, Jamie Moses and Melvin Duffy (UK’s premier pedal steel player). One of the UK’s most popular Live touring bands, Los Pacaminos play the very best in Tex Mex Border music from The Texas Tornadoes and Ry Cooder to Los Lobos and even Roy Orbsion. This is a Tequila fuelled Tex Mex party night, as each venue becomes the perfect cantina setting for a great night’s rocking with the cactus sharp, tequila filled, stetson wearing, magnificent 6, Los Pacaminos!!! Friday 13th January, 8pm. Tickets are £21.50. This is a standing event.

zoe_lyon_-_mark_vessey_ee_720_367_85shar-10_s_c1Zoe Lyons: Little Misfit
Zoe hits the road with a brand new show for 2016 after a year that has seen her appear on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), The John Bishop show (BBC1) and win the Chortle Best comic award. You might also recognise her from Alan Davies as Yet Untitled, and her regular stints on Mock the Week and The News Quiz. Not bad for a girl who has never really felt part of the gang. She was the awkward gay kid at school with a different accent and quite a severe bout of alopecia. Never easy for a girl to fit in if she is sporting a massive comb over while harbouring secret desires for Charlies Angels (The blonde one mostly, but with a comb over, who can afford to be fussy?). Thankfully Zoe has reached that point in her life when the thought of actually fitting in would be utterly terrifying. She doesn’t want to be in anybody’s gang, she is now far happier being a Little Misfit. Saturday 21st January, 8pm. Tickets are £15

The Vanishing Man
Hugo Cedar was an Edwardian magician known as “The Vanishing Man”. He created the perfect trick and then disappeared forever, but his story lives on… This is the story of a magic trick, the greatest one ever performed. “I’ve been able to work out, deconstruct and rebuild every magic trick I’ve ever seen. Except for this one”
Thursday 26th January, 7:30pm. Tickets are £14 Standard | £12 Concessions

1880266244Beverley Craven – Live in Concert
BRIT Award winner Beverley Craven will be undertaking a huge tour of the UK throughout 2016 and 2017. Beverley is looking forward to performing her new songs live alongside timeless classics Promise Me, Holding On, Woman To Woman, Love Scenes and many more. With a witty narrative and unforgettable melodies, her poignant sentiments will leave you with a warm glow of nostalgia, or maybe even the odd tear. Friday 10th February, 8pm. Tickets are £23.

‘Round The Horne
The 50th Anniversary Tour
“Oh, Mr Horne! How bona to vada your dolly old eek!” From 1965 to 1968 there wasn’t a bigger radio programme in Britain than the ground-breaking Round the Horne. For half an hour every Sunday afternoon, audiences of up to 15 million people would gather around the wireless to listen to Kenneth Horne and his merry crew get up to all sorts of mischief. With its infamous movie spoofs and hilarious regular characters such as Rambling Sid Rumpo, Charles and Fiona, J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock, and Julian and Sandy, ‘Round the Horne was one of the biggest and best radio comedy shows of all time, and still endures today, 50 years on. So come and take a step back in time to the BBC’s Paris Studios and experience this comedy classic live. Wednesday 15th February, 7:30pm. Tickets are £14 Standard | £12 Concessions

Research suggests that half of the British population will experience one traumatic event in their lifetime. How do you think you would you cope if it happened to you? When Ollie, Ashleigh and Raph are thrown together by a sudden death, they find themselves wrestling with the emotional consequences of this painful event. These three young people didn’t go looking for suffering, but suffering found them anyway. Join them on their journey and stand side by side with them as they recover, survive and maybe even Thrive. This exciting production for young people uses humour, movement and spoken word. Zest Theatre surround the audience to beautifully portray the most challenging of emotions with courage and optimism. Developed in collaboration with Psychologists and inspired by true stories of young people, Thrive shows us what happens when three people, pushed to the edge of what they can bear, dig deep and learn to live on. It is a life-affirming look at finding hope in the face of adversity. Limited seating available so comfortable footwear advised Contains occasional strong language and emotional themes. Thursday 23rd February, 7pm. Tickets are £10 standard | £8.50 concessions and schools

The Party
A man excitedly waits for the guests to arrive at his party. The cake is made, the presents have arrived, and the music is playing – all he needs are his friends to make this the best birthday ever. Enter some unexpected guests: a French cyclist, a man dressed as a giant chicken and a mysterious stranger who has apparently never had a birthday. What ensues is an endlessly entertaining topsy-turvy show that humorously explores difficult topics such as sharing, social exclusion, and not always getting what you want. A fantastically engaging show for young people to enjoy with the whole family … and there’s even pass the parcel. Saturday 25th February, 1pm. Tickets are £8.50. Suitable for ages 3+

chekhov-shorts-photo-9Chekov Shorts.
European Arts Company returns with a hugely entertaining collection of short farces by Anton Chekhov, including The Bear and The Proposal. It’s Chekhov as you’ve never seen him – funny! Before The Seagull got stuffed, Uncle Vanya fired blanks, The Three Sisters started moaning and The Cherry Orchard was ‘car-parked’. Thursday 16th March, 7:30pm. Tickets are £14 Standard | £12 Concessions