By Amanda Brewer and the Bedales Events team
Kate Adie is a news correspondent and a household name, having reported from disasters and conflicts around the globe throughout her 35-year career. Simon Armitage is an award-winning poet, playwright and songwriter.
What do they both have in common? They are both visiting us at the Bedales Theatre in Steep as part of the new season of Bedales Events.
The autumn programme of events, which includes speakers, dance, drama and music performances, kicks off on 11 September with The Flop: a slightly rude, hilarious slice of clowning silliness set in Paris in 1650, where impotence is illegal and a member of the aristocracy is accused of being less than upstanding.
Simon Armitage then comes to Bedales on 13 September to read from a range of his work and take questions from the audience. If you haven’t already booked, be quick – demand has been high and only a few tickets remain.
On 19 September Milk Presents bring you BULLISH: a new mythical play with songs, negotiating ancient and new territories in trans-masculine gender and identity. Milk Presents’ work has had a real impact on the British arts scene and at Bedales it will undoubtedly make its mark on the Petersfield community.
A special production of Tabby McTat, suitable for children of all ages, brings the month’s offerings to a close on 30 September. Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, this is the heart-warming tale of friendship and loyalty, interwoven with original songs.
Later in the season comes the musical A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad), the drama productions of Enter the Dragons and Brilliance, music from the James Taylor Quartet, dance from Company Chameleon – as well as that talk from Kate Adie.
All of these touring performances are in addition to the Homegrown productions delivered by Bedales students.
Further information about all Bedales Events, together with booking information, can be found on the Bedales Events website.