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Mr Rook’s Speak Easy Presents: Return to Lyonesse by Mike O’Connor and Barbara Griggs

Posted on July 29, 2016

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Kings and queens, saints, sinners and shape-shifters: their fate hangs in the balance…
Return to Lyonesse is a stunning storytelling performance from Mike O’Connor, accompanied by harpist Barbara Griggs.

Rooklings Presents: The Whale’s Tale by Music Box Participatory Performance/Workshops for Families

Posted on May 17, 2016

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A whale climbed a mountain, a statue spoke and people walked on water. Journey between land and sea to where stories are born.
With Sharon Jacksties and Pete Mona. ‘This well-known and much-loved storytelling and music partnership blend story and music into crafted shows.’

Mr Rook’s Speak Easy presents…The Whale’s Tale

Posted on April 18, 2016

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Why does a whale climb a mountain? Why does a statue speak? As our climate changes so do our landscapes amidst the rising waters. Journey to a place where sea is land and earth is water, travel the shores where stories are born.

Sharon Jacksties and Pete Mona are a well known and loved storytelling and music partnership – together they are ‘Stranger than Fiction’. Their unique blend of traditional tales and music creates crafted shows where mystery and danger meet.

The Frukes’ Big Spring Shindig

Posted on April 11, 2016

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The Frukes are back for a fun-packed fundraising* gig aided and abetted by Dexter’s Extra Breakfast.

Get your dance shoes on and come up to Rook Lane Chapel for a great night out!

Mr Rook’s Speak Easy presents…Rebranding Beelzebub

Posted on March 31, 2016

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Let’s shine a spotlight on Him Downstairs in a show shaped by razor wit, diabolical horror and absurd confessions. Tim Ralphs re-imagines traditional tales in a collection spanning supermarket stalls, urban sprawls, mad drunken preachers and widow’s sons. Darkly humorous with disturbing turns and a distinct whiff of sulphur. **** Fringe Guru.

Rook Lane Film Nights present…Veronico Cruz

Posted on March 24, 2016

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Set in a tiny, remote village in the Argentinean mountains, the film gets its narrative from the growing friendship between a shepherd boy and a teacher from the city.


Posted on March 22, 2016

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This talented group of performers from South Wales take a script-in-hand journey through the controversial life of Dylan Thomas. Romantic, Bohemian, even surreal at times, his poems, short stories, letters and broadcasts provoke both laughter and tears whilst the rhythms and images of ‘Under Milk Wood’ cast a magical spell.

Praying for the Rain

Posted on March 22, 2016

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“This driven musical collective lead by the visionary DeCicco brothers just can’t stop the potency of their music and the uncanny enchantment it spreads amongst all of us who have been fortunate enough to hear the music and follow their journey”. Max Reinhardt BBC 3 presenter on Late Junction.


Posted on March 22, 2016

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Snowapple is an outstanding female harmony trio from Amsterdam who draw on folk, classical and chanson influences, in unique, charming and beautiful arrangements of original songs.

Rook Lane Film Nights presents…A Taste of Cherry (TA’M E GUILASS)

Posted on March 21, 2016

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This Tehran-based road movie features a journey, but the route is somewhat circular and unfulfilled and the end unconventional. “A beautiful and emotionally complex meditation on life and death”,

Rook Lane Chapel

Available to the community as the perfect setting to showcase skills and artistic talent, this prestigious venue is used for performances and exhibitions.

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This magnificent Grade I listed building in the heart of Frome, Somerset provides the most elegant and timeless of surroundings for your special day.