ENTERTAINMENT AT THE SECRET GARDEN
WEDNESDAY 3RD-SUNDAY 7TH OF APRIL
The Little Mermaid
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl," and "Part of Your World."
Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above and bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.
Nine Lives Theatre Company is proud to bring this magical tale to The Secret Garden this Easter. After their productions of Cats and Matilda The Musical Jr, which received huge audience acclaim, and their upcoming production of the hard hitting Carrie The Musical, they cannot wait to take you all on an immersive journey under the sea. Featuring a cast of students and alumni from Nine Lives and a 13 piece orchestra this isn't one to miss.
SATURDAY 13TH APRIL
Redemption - 7.30pm - 10pm
Redemption are the ultimate band of ex pro musos
from all over East Anglia.
The band is made up with some of the UK’s finest session guys including Local Legend Nigel Portass on Hammond and boogie woogie piano. In the 60’s he was one of Britain’s top session musicians having made his name touring all over the world and playing on hits with artists such as Van Morrison, Chuck Berry, Tom Jones… also, heading up the monster brass section on saxophone, all the way from Southend, we have John Wilmott. Often seen bringing the house down at venues from Glastonbury to Ronnie Scott’s with big names such as JTQ and Led Zepplin’s Robert Plant.
Expect a night of Boogie Woogie, Funk, Soul and Rock n Roll, performing some of the biggest hits by artists such as Prince, Wild Cherry, B.B. King, Booker T and the MGs, James Brown, Little Richard, Jerry Lee lewis, The Doobie Brothers, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder & The Average White Band.
Join us as we open our new season of live music for a party to beat all parties.
SATURDAY 20TH APRIL
Maid in Britain - 7.30pm - 10pm
Maid In Britain presents the best of British rock in a special St George's celebration concert (performed by members of Pure Floyd, Light Skies Darken and The Brink).
Featuring your favourite hits from The Who, Deep Purple, Queen, Whitesnake and many more, this female fronted trio will take you on a journey from the psychedelic sixties through to the stadium seventies, explosive eighties and beyond (accompanied by a full video projection show).
This retro rock experience is perfect for all the family and those who know how to rock!