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Nosferatu

7.30pm Friday, October 16

A silent masterpiece with a brand-new live score

Nosferatu (1922) is arguably the film that gave birth to the horror genre. Notable as the first cinematic interpretation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, its combination of expressionistic acting and unforgettable images render it just as powerful and unsettling today as when it first thrilled cinema goers nearly 100 years ago.

Chris Green’s new score was commissioned by English Heritage for a live outdoor screening of the film at Dracula’s spiritual home of Whitby Abbey. The music is a haunting blend of electronic and acoustic instruments performed live by the composer and, combined with FW Murnau’s iconic images, makes for a genuinely remarkable and unique cinematic experience.

The Composer

Born into a musical family in Coventry, Chris Green began playing guitar at the age of eight and piano from the age of nine, and plays most things with fretted strings or keys. Largely self-taught, he’s worked in a variety of musical genres including folk, theatre and early music. He’s a regular musician at Shakespeare’s Globe and was also one of the musicians on BBC’s Poldark, appearing in series 1 and 2.

He also writes and composes, having adapted The Wind in the Willows (2017) for GreenMatthews as well as A Christmas Carol: In Concert (2018), which London Theatre Reviews described as “A delightful show… a lively retelling”

In 2018, he released his first solo album Switched-On Playford, which fuses 17th-century dance music with electronica, using a blend of early instruments, synths and loops. It was described by fRoots as “bloody brilliant… an exquisitely-rendered and endlessly satisfying piece of work.”

It’s only Lock(down) ‘n’ Roll!

7pm Saturday, October 17
Free online event

The guys are getting together for a special virtual gig live from the Quarry Theatre, for a one hour strutting & romping of rock’n’roll!

Everyone’s invited and it’s a free event. Simply see the Quarry Theatre’s website for details and the link.

The Rolling Stones Now is a celebration of all that has made The Rolling Stones legendary. In full costumes, recreating the Stones’ live shows of the late 60s – 90s, Mick’s pout, Keith’s riffs and Bill’s stony face are all on show as the band play some of the greatest songs ever written including ‘Brown Sugar’, ‘Jumpin Jack Flash’,Paint it Black’ and ‘Sympathy for the Devil’.

The ‘Rolling Stones Now’ were established in 1998 and since then have travelled the country playing thousands of gigs and events. They have appeared with The New Yardbirds, Geno Washington, The Downliners Sect and on France TV with Jimmy Cliff. They also played the Stones promotional gig at Twickenham Ground’s Rose Room ahead of their Forty Licks tour. 

Don’t miss a night of struts, riffs and downright dirty Rock n’ Roll where Satisfaction is guaranteed!

The Virtual Experience

6.00pm Saturdays October 17 and 24

Modern magic duo Jay & Joss present ‘The Virtual Experience’ – an interactive experience you don’t want to miss.

It’s like you’re sat on the front row in your own theatre. You’ll be right up-close to the magic, and will even become part of the show. The magic happens right through your screen. Forget anything you might have seen before – you’ll see things you’ve never seen before, things you’ll never see again, and things that you have to see to believe. 

Jay & Joss have adapted their popular touring show and made it possible from your computer, laptop, iPad or even your phone.

Performed at Fine Entertainments HQ, using state of the art technology they will present to you grand scale illusions, incredible magic and they might even read your mind! You’re in for a real treat!

Dead Men’s Eyes

Two Ghost Stories by M R James. Performed by R M Lloyd Parry

7.30pm Friday, October 23

“Put it down, you fool! Do you want to look through a dead man’s eyes?” 

Two chilling and thrilling tales from M R James, the master of the English ghost story.

In A View from a Hill a pair of old binoculars reveal the grisly history of an idyllic stretch of English landscape. In The Treasure of Abbot Thomas a treasure-seeker comes face to face with unspeakable horror at the bottom of ancient well.

Dead Men’s Eyes is the sixth instalment of Nunkie’s M R James Project, a series of one-man shows that seek to revive the tradition of oral, supernatural storytelling that was perfected by Montague Rhodes James in Cambridge in the years leading up to World War One.

Wonderful, magical storytelling…” The Daily Mail

Three Tenors: Voices for Eternity

2.30pm Saturday, October 24,

Three Tenors: Voices for Eternity is a cinematic event 30 years in the making.

Starring Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras

It’s been 30 years since Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras and Plácido Domingo made their historic debut as The Three Tenors at the ancient baths of Caracalla on the eve of the 1990 Football World Cup Final. A global audience of 1.6 billion people watched this groundbreaking concert and it catapulted classical music into a completely new dimension, becoming the best-selling classical album of all time.

Three Tenors: Voices for Eternity celebrates the emotional highlights of that first concert and the sequel in Los Angeles. With brand new interviews and never-before-seen backstage footage, this documentary offers a fascinating insight into the rivalries and friendships of the legendary opera stars from 1990 through to Pavarotti’s passing in 2007.

As opera houses remain silent and football stadiums are empty of supporters, fans can relive the moment history was made by The Three Tenors in Rome 1990, and remember the night when the ‘Beautiful Game’ crossed a cultural divide and changed classical music forever.