King of Ghosts & Around India with a Movie Camera

Immerse yourself in an atmospheric Indian soundscape with sarod star Soumik Datta and City of London Sinfonia in this double bill of film and live music, first recorded at Shakespeare's Globe in London and successful around the world..
Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray’s cult and off-beat comedy fairytale King of Ghosts (Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne) will be projected on a large screen with a reimagined live score.

The Musication Station

Ever wanted to try a musical instrument but didn’t know where to start? Help is at hand – from The Musication Station!
Following the success of the project this summer, Anvil Arts will be re-opening The Musication Station in Festival Place for three weekends across the autumn. All will be welcome to come and have a go at playing guitar, bass, electric drums, ukuleles and keyboards - just pop in! Priority will be given to under 25s.

Dr John Cooper Clarke

Plus support

John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’. Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents.

Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

Look out ‘cause here it comes…

Sing-a-Long-a Productions bring you their newest show, the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing - The Greatest Showman!
Cheer on Hugh Jackman, lust after Zac Efron and hiss Rebecca Ferguson (… or maybe not) as you experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible - with lyrics on the screen so you can join in as loud as you want.
Our live host will teach you a set of dance moves that will truly make you come alive.

Stars of Les Misérables Live in Concert

Direct from London’s West End and Broadway, The Barricade Boys are back! Fabulous harmonies, incredible vocals, dashing good looks and fantastic personalities. The Barricade Boys showcase the UK’s finest male voices from the world’s longest running musical - Les Misérables.
As seen on ITV’s This Morning and The Paul O’Grady Show, The Barricade Boys are quickly securing their place as Theatreland’s newest and most exciting show!

Menopause The Musical

starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Hilary O’Neil (ITV’s Copy Cats).

This hysterical show packed full of one-liners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of innuendo-laden versions of 60s, 70s and 80s pop hits.

The Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last twelve years.

Louis explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised.

Ruby Wax, The Monk and The Neuroscientist

We can’t stop the future from arriving, no matter what drugs we’re on. But even if nearly every part of us becomes robotic, mechanical fingers crossed we'll still have our minds. Hopefully we'll use them for things like compassion, instead of just chasing what’s ‘better’ like a hamster on a wheel. If we can do that, we’re on the yellow brick road to happiness.


A trio of delightfully thrilling new ghost stories, set to the haunting sounds of the violin. The Book of Darkness and Light contains within it some of the most chilling tales ever told. Supernatural mysteries stir from its pages.

You feel a prickle on your neck. Your blood stills. A monstrous thing creeps in the shadows. Is it all in your mind? A trick of the light? Or something far more sinister?

One thing is for certain: these stories will give you shivers.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Based on the smash-hit 1994 movie, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is the heart warming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback.

They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for dreams and friendship – but discover much more…

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