Current live performance
‘Ramblin' On’ sees two seasoned vagabond showmen, Mike Bettison and Gary ‘Gacko’ Bridgens, tramping around the countryside delivering a collection of songs, stunts and routines exploring the history and evolution of the ancient art of storytelling - from prehistoric cave paintings to the modern wonders of the internet.
‘Ramblin' On’, a Blaize Community Arts & Headz-up production, is an indoor show with an outdoor alfresco adventure. Traveling largely on foot shunting their eccentric handcart 'Dolly', their peripatetic perambulator of performance, they will feature countless impromptu roadside performances before a grand show each evening. View tour leaflet
Cabaret, comedy, music and mayhem is guaranteed - presuming they don't get lost, hospitalised, abducted or arrested along the way!
For up to date information including show dates & venues, go here
Photography: Shaun Blezard - shaunblezard.net-
Thanks to The Ashton Group for rehearsal space.
Standing In Line. By Lester Simpson and Piet Chielans. With Lester Simpson, Nigel Corbett and Mike Bettison.
The story of the Great War, but specifically about Albert Scrimshaw, Lester’s great uncle, who died at Passendale. Originally commissioned by ‘Peace Concerts Passendale’ it was premiered in Passendale Church, Belgium in 2003.The performance is centred around Lester’s songs though includes songs from the time. The narration includes poems of Wilfred Owen, Seigfried Sassoon and Rudyard Kipling. The performance is accompanied by a series of projected images.
Performances this year begin on Saturday 2nd November, 7.30pm at The Spotlight Theatre, Bridlington. YO15 3DZ.
Further dates to be announced soon.