The Lincoln Drill Hall has a spring in its step following a fantastic autumn season as the team prepares for an action-packed programme of events coming in the New Year.
The spring season, which opens on Sunday 15th January, features over 100 shows and events including groundbreaking theatre and dance, comedy, music, family events, films, talks, workshops and the Drill Hall’s annual Children’s Festival.
If you’re looking for a little comedy Mark Watson is bringing his Request Stops gig to the Drill Hall on 25th January at 7.30pm.
He’s taking his tour to 50 specially requested towns – dictated by fans who felt he was giving them a miss – with a mixture of old favourites and new material, experimental stuff and greatest hits to those who have previously been deprived of his trademark frantic wit, rambling and emotional neediness.
As always the Red Herring Comedy Club is back bringing you a regular line up of belly-clutching comics and will celebrate its eighth birthday on Thursday 5th April – that’s gonna be a good one!
Dramatic highlights include Theatre Ad Infinitum’s Translunar Paradise, an exquisite mask and movement performance that took the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by storm, The Paper Birds’ Thirsty, which explores our nation’s love affair with alcohol, Retina Dance with their brand new performance Layers of Skin, and Lincoln’s own Common Ground Theatre Company, who return to the Drill Hall with the comedy Hobson’s Choice.
Folk, rhythm and blues, world class jazz and an impressive series of classical music will have music fans chomping at the bit to book their seats!
For families and little ones Snail Tales are back at the Drill Hall with their new show A Bird in Your Ear, and toddlers can dance their hearts out at the Diddy Disco.
This new season sees the Drill Hall enter its second year as a wholly independent charitable organisation after the Lincoln Arts Trust took over management of the venue from the City of Lincoln Council in late 2010. It also follows an incredible year of audience attendance at the Drill Hall, with over 80,000 people visiting the venue in 2011!
Simon Hollingworth, Director of Lincoln Drill Hall, said: “It’s been a great first year of independence for the venue and the support and participation of audiences has been fabulous. We are constantly looking for ways in which we can we challenge ourselves and our audiences to new, inspiring experiences, whatever the type of performance.
“We’re therefore again urging audiences to make a New Year’s resolution to be brave and try something new in 2012. For instance, acclaimed company Ockham’s Razor, who present a triple bill of breathtaking theatre with the performers suspended high above the auditorium floor, or Earthfall’s At Swim Two Boys, an extraordinary dance show performed in a set that slowly fills with water.”
We can’t possibly fit everything in! For more information about tickets or the spring season call the box office on 01522 873894 or visit the website www.lincolndrillhall.com.
For those of you who haven’t been to the venue (what have you been doing?!), Lincoln Drill Hall is situated on Free School Lane, in the downhill area close to the pedestrian city centre.