Live Theatre and Spoken Word

Live Theatre and Spoken Word Events

We aim to present a variety of live events, including professional theatre and spoken word. Already confirmed are several events, including performers of national repute which will attract audiences from the immediate community and further afield.

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Upcoming Shows are listed below – click each link for information and booking details:

Weds 9th January 2019, 7.30pm
An Evening with David Mark

David spent more than fifteen years as a journalist, including seven years as a crime reporter with the Yorkshire Post – walking the Hull streets that would later become the setting for the Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy novels. He later worked at the Press Association in Howden, which drove him to commit (fictional) murder.
He has written eight novels in the McAvoy series: the first of which, Dark Winter, has been turned into a sell-out stage play at Hull Truck Theatre, was a Richard & Judy pick and a Sunday Times bestseller. David has also written The Zealot’s Bones, a historical crime novel published under the name D.M. Mark. 2019 sees the release of McAvoy novel Cold Bones, and a standalone thriller set in the 1960s, The Mausoleum.
This will be an evening offering a fascinating insight into the mind of one of the UK’s leading contemporary crime-writers.
Tickets: Newbald WI members: free (tickets must be booked through WIN by 5th December)
Non-members £5.00 if booked in advance or £7 on the door. To reserve your ticket, click here (no online payment required, this simply ensures your ticket is reserved at the advance price)
Licensed bar. Through the generous sponsorship of Newbald WI, all profits from the evening will support Newbald Village Hall.

Fri 1st February 2019, Doors 7.00pm:
Ian McMillan & Luke Carver-Goss: Between You and Me

Tickets £13 – click here to book online or call John 07950 267913


‘one of the best evenings of entertainment I have ever experienced’ Clwyd Theatr Cymru

‘the verbal gymnastics of a north country Spike Milligan coupled with the comic timing of Eric Morecambe’ Frome Festival

‘world-class – one of today’s greatest poetry performers’ Carol Ann Duffy

Poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss present a hilarious night of words, music & breath-taking comedy, featuring songs, stories and a musical created out of thin air!

Bard of Barnsley Ian McMillan hosts weekly hit radio show The Verb. He’s Poet-in-Residence for Barnsley FC, The Academy of Urbanism and, until recently, English National Opera. He’s a regular on BBC Breakfast, Pointless Celebrities, Coast, Countryfile, Pick of the Week, Last Word, The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes (C4) … He was featured on The South Bank Show and cast away on Desert Island Discs. His rip-roaring poetry shows are legendary. Cats make him sneeze. @IMcMillan

Luke Carver Goss has recorded & performed with his own group, the acclaimed Carver Trio, as well as The Ian McMillan Orchestra,  the Balkan singer Tea Hodzic jazz singer Tina May and story-teller Daniel Morden in the group The Devil’s

‘joyous … great wit’ (4 star)Songlines

‘strikingly original’ (4-star) Maverick

‘from poignant historical nostalgia to broad comedy and cosmopolitan rap … Masterly.’ fROOTS Magazine