Hay Festival 2020 Earlybirds

We are delighted to announce our earlybird tickets for events in 2020.

We are particularly excited to be hosting Shakespeare's Globe on Tour. Please be aware that tickets for these events are extremely limited, so do book early to avoid disappointment.

We will be adding many more events over the coming months and the full programme will be announced in late March, please ensure you and your friends are signed up to our newsletter so we can keep you informed every time we release tickets.

Event T17

Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour

The Tempest

Venue: Elmley Foundation Stage
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How did a company tour in Shakespeare’s day? We know that when the theatres closed, a small group of actors, juggling a variety of roles in three or four plays from their extensive repertoire, would leave London and head off on tour.

Following in the tradition of their resident playwright, Shakespeare’s Globe present a trio of plays exploring the city and the places beyond the city walls. The plays will be performed as a touring production would have been staged in the 17th century, with a stripped back set and a small, versatile troupe of actors. Taking on multiple roles across all three plays – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It and The Tempest – the talented cast will unravel these tales of lovers, exiles, dreamers and wanderers.

Inspired by reports of the first English colonies in the West Indies and imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment set on a remote and mysterious desert island, but with magic enchantments and treachery at every turn, will anyone ever make it off?

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Event T22

Kate Rusby

Live at Hay

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage
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Of all the stars in Folk Music’s wondrous firmament few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby.

A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate’s soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel. Inhabiting a lyric with unforced conviction – no matter how old or how modern – she has that rare ability to transport her audience, of touching them emotionally and making each tune live vividly within their experience and imagination.

Audiences are sure to be thoroughly entertained by Kate’s choice of much-loved classics from her back catalogue stretching over her two decades of music making together with a selection of fresh new songs from her new album release date 17th May 2019.

As ever, she will be joined on stage by the cream of British folk musicians who form her band. These virtuoso artists are sure to delight you with their exceptional talents.

Damien O’Kane on guitar, electric tenor guitar and banjo
Duncan Lyall on double bass and moog
Nick Cooke on diatonic accordion
Steve Byrnes on bouzouki and guitar

The crossover appeal Kate enjoys is unprecedented for a folk singer and has been achieved without resort to compromise. Rusby’s wondrous singing and hugely engaging Yorkshire wit and the intuitive support of the band ensure that audiences will be treated to a truly remarkable and unforgettable concert experience.

‘Everybody loves and respects Kate Rusby, not just for her lovely voice, but for the way she has moved folk forward while remaining true to tradition…’ – Sunday Times

“ …. exquisite interpretations of traditional material from the pocket sized folk singer with the heartbreakingly tremulous voice and bawdy Yorkshire wit” – Daily Telegraph

Price: £22.00
 
 
Kate Rusby

Event T23

Van Morrison

Live at Hay: Conversation and Concert

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage
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Join Van Morrison, along with some very special guests for an evening of words and music to celebrate the Faber release of the second volume of selected lyrics, Keep ‘Er Lit

Following the success of Morrison’s first collection; Lit Up Inside, the evening will delve into Van Morrison’s catalogue exploring love songs, work songs, songs about the pain and anxieties of existence, songs of consolation, songs about various kinds of spiritual quest and the realms of the mystical, and songs that deal with healing and reconciliation, both with the self and with others.

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