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Theatre Ballads

New commission 'The Theatre Ballads' now on sale

We are delighted to announce that all performances of our new commission, The Theatre Ballads, funded through the PRS for Music Foundation’s Talent Development Partner scheme, are now on sale.


The show is being developed by Horse + Bamboo Theatre, along with musicians Bryony Griffith, Kate Locksley, Ewan McLennan and John Kirkpatrick.

Producer Esther Ferry-Kennington describes the performance as “an evocative new look at visual theatre”, retelling popular ballads with a combination of voices, harmonies, stories, puppets, music and animation.

The commission will debut in March 2017 at the home of EFDSS, Cecil Sharp House in London, by performances at Colston Hall in Bristol and The Met in Bury.

Book tickets

23 March, 7.30pm – Cecil Sharp House, London
24 March, 7.30pm – Colston Hall, Bristol
25 March, 8pm – The Met, Bury



National Youth Folk Ensemble

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