Live & Local @ The Glebe
Live & Local – bringing the community together to enjoy high-quality, entertaining, and affordable professional live theatre, music, dance, and family shows.
The Glebe has been hosting Live & Local shows at the Glebe since early 2013. We try to put on a wide variety to appeal to all age groups, and shows are always very well attended. Our last 13 shows have sold out well in advance, so book soon to avoid disappointment!
All profits go to the Glebe, which is a registered charity.
The season lasts from late September to the end of May.
We have an exciting programme of 4 Live & Local, and 2 other shows during the 2017/18 season.
11 November 2017 – 7:30 pm
The Head Wrap Diaries by Uchenna Dance
A tour de force within the UK dance sector, Uchenna Dance’s hugely uplifting hair-salon set dance-theatre show explores beauty, hair and culture. Weaving good humoured storytelling with beautifully physical African traditional and contemporary dance, this mesmerising show is set to a sizzling soundtrack of R’n’B and Ghanaian pop music, and is a delight to watch! Chat to the cast, and learn how to tie your own head wrap after the show!
18 November 2017 – 7:30 pm
Ring of Fire by JKB Productions
From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family.
More than two dozen classic hits—including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune are performed by a multi-talented cast, and paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to this uniquely American legend! Though he is never impersonated, Johnny Cash’s remarkable life story is told through his music, which will move and exhilarate!
17 February 2018 – 7:30 pm
The Grahams in Concert
This dynamic husband and wife Americana duo surely ‘rattle the hocks’, marrying real emotive, shiver-up-the-spine-inducing songs drawn from their hard travelling song-crafting expeditions along the Mississippi’s Great River Road and riding the old American railroad, with joyful and captivating music.
3 March 2018
DaleDiva in Concert
This Derbyshire based a cappella female chorus has a mixed repertoire, an infectious joy of singing, and a real sense of fun. From pop to classical, folk to rock, and anything in between, DaleDiva are renowned for sharing their love of singing anytime, any place, anywhere.
The chorus, comprising a mixture of ages, occupations and singing experience, rehearses every week to ensure a polished and professional performance. Sharing their common joy of singing and entertaining is something that makes DaleDiva very special.
17 March 2018 – 7:30 pm
Here I Belong by Pentabus Theatre Company
Focusing on the life of one woman, Here I Belong explores the changing nature of English village life over a 60 year period. Elsie has lived in the village most of her life, it’s where her daughters grew up, her husband died, and it’s where she’s going to stay, come what may. As she gets older, the question arises of how long she can stay in the village. As the younger generation is priced out, there are fewer local jobs, and even the bus service is cut, who will look after her?
Everyone knows someone like Elsie, and this sensitive, honest and intimate show provokes compassion, and much discussion.
29 April 2018 – 7:30 pm
Sheesham and Lotus & ‘Son in Concert
Sheesham & Lotus & ‘Son is one of North America’s foremost and popular authentic old-time Roots bands. Using a host of vintage instruments, this Canadian trio serves up wondrous, high stepping, sepia-tinted old-timey string-band music with roots in the vaudeville and juke joints of the American South. Oozing authenticity and dynamism this is hugely entertaining, and all in all a lovely, must-see treat.
You can see more detail about each show by browsing the home page . Sign up here to be among the first to know what’s coming!
They will also be available to buy from the Glebe’s reception from 1 month before the performance date if we have not sold out.
Previous Live & Local shows at the Glebe:
13 May 2017 Tayo Aluko & Friends – Call Mr Robeson. A Life, with Songs Tayo Aluko brought his compelling and emotionally charged award-winning show “Call Mr Robeson. A Life, with Songs.” to Crich.
22 April – Katherine Swynford by Lesley Smith
The capacity audience was spell-bound by Lesley Smith’s presence and story-telling. History brought to life in a most entertaining way.
9 April – Remi Harris Trio – gypsy jazz trio
Another full house at the Glebe thoroughly enjoyed the virtuoso guitar playing of Remi Harris, supported by Caley Groves on guitar and Mike Green on double bass.
11 March – I Wish Her Well – contemporary dance from Panta Rei Danseteater
Another full house at the Glebe enthusiastically enjoyed this wonderful performance by one of Norway’s leading dance theatre companies.
Their skill, athleticism, and story-telling was hugely appreciated.
11 March – Dance Workshop
10 young ladies from Crich Junior, Fritchley, and Wirksworth Junior Schools worked with the 4 professional dancers during the afternoon
28 January – Blast from the Past with Spiltmilk Dance
A full house enjoyed this riotously funny romp through seven decades of British pop culture. Energetic, funny and downright enjoyable, the three dancers fully deserved the reception from the happy audience.
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