Live At Melksham

Frankenstein (Screening)

Thursday 30 October 2014 7:00pm

£10 per person
Tickets available from
Melksham Assembly Hall
Market Place
Melksham
SN12 6ES
01225 709887

Jonny Lee Miller stars as "Creature" in National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein which returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand.

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

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Frankenstein (Screening)

Friday 31 October 2014 7:00pm

£10 per person
Tickets available from
Melksham Assembly Hall
Market Place
Melksham
SN12 6ES
01225 709887

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as "Creature" in National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein which returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand.

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

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Macbeth (Screening from the Globe Theatre)

Friday 07 November 2014 7:00pm

£8 Per person.
tickets available in advance
Melksham Assembly Hall
Market Place
Melksham
SN12 6ES
01225 709887

When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife choose to become the instruments of their fate and to kill the first man standing in their path, the virtuous King Duncan. But to maintain his position, Macbeth must keep on killing – first Banquo, his old comrade in arms; then, as the atmosphere of guilt and paranoia thickens, anyone who seems to threaten his tyrant’s crown.

From its mesmerising first moments to the last fulfilment of the witches’ prophecy, Shakespeare’s gripping account of the profoundest engagement with the forces of evil enthrals the imagination. Recorded live at the unique Globe Theatre in London this acclaimed production sees one of Shakespeare's tragedies performed in the most atmospheric of settings.

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Macbeth (Screening from the Globe Theatre)

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Melksham Youth Awards

Wednesday 12 November 2014 7:00pm

Free

This evening is organised by Melksham Extended Services to recognise the achievements of young people across the Melksham Area. Young people can be nominated for awards before 17 November. The evening also features the awarding of grants for projects that benefit young people in the Melksham area.

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Melksham Youth Awards

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Blitz Ball

Saturday 29 November 2014 7:30pm

Tickets £12.50 strictly in advance only.

For more ticket information contact Jason on 07830 317200 or Chris on 07587 698523. Email: info@dustysweeps.co.uk.

Tickets also available to purchase from the Melksham Assembly Hall.

Melksham Assembly Hall, Market Place, Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 6ES.

Live entertainment from 1940’s singing sensation “Miss Madeline Brown”".
The fantastic “DJ UXB”, will be playing music from late 30’s, through the blitz years to late 40’s rhythm and blues jump and jive.
Welcoming back the infamous "Lux De Ville", a fabulous vintage burlesque act.
Introducing "Swing Out Swindon", a fantastic local Lindy Hop dance troupe.

We are very proud to welcome back George Luck a.k.a. "Lucky" Uncle George, to compere the evening.

Get your portrait photo taken and printed on the night by MG Photography, using their 'green screen' background, superimposing you onto a themed background!!

Please Note: Food & drink available at the venue, please do not bring your own!

Dress to Impress, 1940s Civilian or Allied services dress encouraged.

A cash prize raffle will be held on the evening, raising funds for a local charity, will be announced nearer the time.

And don't forget there's our famous free spot prize for best dressed

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Blitz Ball

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A Mid Summer Nights Dream (Screening from the Globe Theatre)

Friday 05 December 2014 7:00pm

£8 per ticket.
Tickets available in advance from
Melksham Assembly Hall
Market place
Melksham
SN12 6Es
01225 709887

Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius – but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia… When
the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into the midst
of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies. Shakespeare put some of his most dazzling
dramatic poetry at the service of this teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive play,
whose seriousness is only fleetingly glimpsed beneath its dreamlike surface.

Recorded live at the unique Globe Theatre in London this presentation provides the opportunity to see one of Shakespeare's most famous productions as Shakespeare himself may have seen it.

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Melksham Christmas Fayre and Lights Switch on

Saturday 06 December 2014 11:00am

Free, with donations to the Christmas Lights Group welcome

The Fayre takes place in the Assembly Hall from 11am till 5pm featuring an abundance of Christmassy stalls from local groups and businesses, Santa’s Grotto for the children and live entertainment throughout the day. The switching on of the famous Melksham Christmas Lights that are run entirely by volunteers takes place at 5pm in the Market Place.

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Melksham Christmas Fayre and Lights Switch on

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JOHN (Screening)

Wednesday 10 December 2014 7:00pm

£10 per person
Tickets available in advance from
Melksham Assembly Hall
Market Place
Sn12 6ES
01225 709887.
Doors open 30 minutes before show starts

JOHN


'Outstandingly effective and gripping dance theatre. A brilliant performance by Hannes Langolf'
Dagens Nyheter, Sweden


JOHN is a new verbatim dance-theatre work by Lloyd Newson, Artistic Director of DV8 Physical Theatre. Newson interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John.

What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most. JOHN authentically depicts real-life stories, where movement and spoken word combine to create an intense, moving and poignant theatrical experience.

...and that’s why I come here, because it’s another door that’s opened, you never know where this is gonna lead.

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Treasure Island (Screening)

Thursday 22 January 2015 7:00pm

£10 Per person.
Tickets available from
Melksham Assembly hall
Market Place
Melksham
SN12 6ES
01225 709887
Doors open 30 minutes before show starts

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

This winter, Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life on the Olivier stage in a thrilling new adaptation by Bryony Lavery.

Not one of us must breathe a word of what we’ve found...

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