Market Theatre

Market Theatre
Market Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2AQ
  • Telephone 07967 517125
  • Box office times Mon–Thu 8.45am–4.45pm; Fri 8.45am–4.30pm.
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  • Website www.themarkettheatre.com
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Intimate theatre with cinema system, presenting theatre, music and cinema in the heart of Ledbury, Herefordshire.

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All-England Theatre Festival  Quarter Final

The All-England Theatre Festival (AETF), now in its 8th decade, is the only countrywide competitive festival of one-act drama in England.The 6 month long competition is organised regionally, and, after a series of preliminary, quarter and semi-final rounds across the country, culminates in a Grand Final in which the four…

Sat 14 Apr

£8 / 07967 517125

Angel Exit Theatre Co Presents   The Drive

Memory is everything. The truth of who we are, what shapes us. There were four of us. Now we are two.One of the best physical theatre companies around, the lovely Angel Exit are back in Ledbury: you may remember their Moonfleet and The Secret Garden.The Drive recounts an unexpected Nordic road trip which sees two…

Sat 17 Mar

£8–£12 / 07967 517125

Budapest Café Orchestra

Recreating the stirring sounds of their home town, the band mix violin, accordion and balalaika to create Hungarian, Russian and Ukrainian folk songs and dances.

Fri 11 May

£12–£15 / 07967 517125

Buena Vista Social Club: Adios

(2017-UK) [12A] - 106 mins (Subtitles)The musicians of the Buena Vista Social Club exposed the world to Cubas vibrant culture. Reunited by band leader Ry Cooder, their surge to international fame with their landmark 1997 album was captured in Wim Wenders critically acclaimed, Oscar-nominated documentary.Now, British…

Mon 5 Mar

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

The Death of Stalin

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • UK/France
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Armando Iannucci
  • Cast: Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Andrea Riseborough, Rupert Friend
  • UK release: 20 October 2017

When Joseph Stalin abruptly dies in 1953, his subordinates immediately start jockeying for the position of his replacement. The political backstabbing makes for maximum black comedy and exuberant farce, and the deft interplay of a gifted cast makes the whole film a consistent joy.

Fri 2 Mar

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

Demain (Tomorrow)

(2015-France) [PG] - 118 mins (Subtitles)Our climate is changing and moved by predictions of dire consequences by the end of the 21st Century. Film-makers Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurent undertake a journey around the world, to investigate the causes of our ecological crisis and any possible solutions. A feel-good movie…

Fri 16 Feb

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

Detroit

(2017 - USA) [15] - 143 minsA police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest race riots in United States history. The story is centred around the Algiers Motel incident, which occurred in Detroit, Michigan on July 25, 1967, during the racially charged 12th Street Riot. It involves the death of three black…

Fri 6 Apr

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

Dorothy - With Sunny Ormonde

Sunny is renowned for her role as the 'outrageous and raunchy' Lilian Bellamy in the BBC Radio Four series The Archers. Dorothy couldn’t be more different from the gin soaked, man hunting Lilian. Sunny’s interpretation of a somewhat overbearing Northern woman incorporates every aspect of the life of “ladies of a…

Sat 3 Mar

£9–£14 / 07967 517125

Dunkirk

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Written by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles

Survival story set during the battle of Dunkirk in WWII. The younger cast members acquit themselves admirably, including pop star Harry Styles; and, in its uncomfortable depiction of frightened men looking to save their own skin, this is far from straightforwardly patriotic fare. As he delivers non-stop visual audacity…

Fri 23 Feb

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

The Film Orchestra Concert Band

Conductor Edward RobertsMalpassThe Film Orchestra, founded by Jane Whittle and Edward RobertsMalpass in 2013, is the UKs first amateur orchestra performing only original music from film, television and video games. The success of the project has seen numerous TfO ensembles formed, including wind bands, brass bands, choir…

Sat 5 May

£8–£12 / 07967 517125

Goodbye Christopher Robin

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 47min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Simon Curtis
  • Written by: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Simon Vaughan
  • Cast: Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Macdonald
  • UK release: 28 September 2017

The story of ex-Army officer-turned-writer AA Milne (Gleeson), and how he turned to children’s literature after the public showed little desire to read his anti-war writings. Curtis handles the awkward but loving father-son relationship beautifully and it’s a competent and credible work, with subtle and intelligent use of…

Wed 11 Apr

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

Hereford One Act Play Festival

The Market Theatre has been chosen to host this years Festival.Come and see some of the best in amateur drama with teams from Ledbury, Ross on Wye, Hereford, Eardisley, Orleton, Monmouth and Norbury competing to, hopefully, proceed to the All-England Theatre Festival. The companies will be providing a mixture of drama…

Thu 8 Mar

£8 / 07967 517125

Fri 9 Mar

£8 / 07967 517125

Sat 10 Mar

£8 / 07967 517125

Jack And The Beanstalk

LADS famous Annual Pantomime

Thu 18 Jan

£10 (Children £6) / 07967 517125

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Fri 19 Jan

£10 (Children £6) / 07967 517125

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Sat 20 Jan

£10 (Children £6) / 07967 517125

  • 19:30 – 22:00
…and 5 more dates until 27 Jan

Keith James: The Songs of Nick Drake

Songwriter and music producer Keith James pays tribute to one of Britain's most revered and best-loved singer/songwriters, who tragically died in 1974 aged 26.

Sat 10 Feb

£8–£14 / 07967 517125

Lads Presents  A Murder Is Announced - A Classic By Agatha Christie

Would you advertise a murder? Someone did!The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are astounded to read an advert in the local gazette stating that a murder that will take place at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock on Friday, the thirteenth. Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at…

Thu 26 Apr

£6–£10 / 07967 517125

Fri 27 Apr

£6–£10 / 07967 517125

Sat 28 Apr

£6–£10 / 07967 517125

Lads'famous Family Pantomime: Jack And The Beanstalk

LADS traditional family pantomime for 2018 will be Jack And The Beanstalk.Expect the usual corny jokes (Oh Yes They Are!), with great music and loads of fun for all the family.

Thu 18 Jan

£6–£10 / 07967 517125

Fri 19 Jan

£6–£10 / 07967 517125

Sat 20 Jan

£6–£10 / 07967 517125

…and 5 more dates until 27 Jan

Ledbury 2018 Summer Youth Project

After the success of our 2015, 2016 2017 Summer Youth Projects in Ledbury, we are pleased to announce the dates for our 2018 Summer Project.The Summer Project will run from the 30th July through to the 12th August (Excluding 4th and 5th August) Join us for 2 weeks of Singing, Dancing and Acting as we work towards another…

Mon 30 Jul

Free / 07967 517125

Live Ballet Screening - Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources - drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical - and many of Bernsteins scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was…

Tue 27 Mar

£12.50–£15 / 07967 517125

Live Ballet Screening - Manon

Kenneth MacMillans source for Manonwas the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. The premire was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballets repertoire and a touchstone of adult…

Thu 3 May

£12.50–£15 / 07967 517125

Live Ballet Screening - The Winter's Tale

Shakespeares tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldons ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot.King Leontes, possessed by a mad jealousy, believes his pregnant wife Hermione to be having an affair with his childhood friend King Polixenes. His actions tear their families…

Wed 28 Feb

£12.50–£15 / 07967 517125

Live Opera Screening - Tosca

by Giacomo PucciniThe painter Mario Cavaradossi helps a fugitive escape - and so attracts the attention of Scarpia, the sadistic Chief of Police. Scarpia captures Cavaradossi and has him tortured within earshot of his lover, the singer Tosca.From its strident opening chords, Tosca conjures up a world of political…

Wed 7 Feb

£12.50–£15 / 07967 517125

Loving Vincent

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK / Poland
  • 1h 35min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Dorota Kobiela/Hugh Welchman
  • Cast: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk
  • UK release: 13 October 2017

Armand Roulin (Booth) tries to find out what happened to the late artist Vincent can Gogh (Gulaczyk). Live action footage was hand-painted over to give a van Gogh-like effect, and the result is visually intoxicating, adding up more than the novelty of its sumptuous parts.

Thu 1 Mar

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove)

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • Sweden
  • 1h 56min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Hannes Holm
  • Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Zozan Akgün, Tobias Almborg
  • UK release: 30 June 2017

Ove (Lassgård) is an ageing, widowed grump who’s the self-appointed prefect of a small community; his attempts at suicide are continually frustrated by his new neighbours, mouthy Iranian immigrant Parvaneh (Pars) and her family. Shamelessly feelgood, with a welcome streak of black comedy, it’s predictable but heartwarming.

Wed 7 Mar

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

Murder on the Orient Express

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 54min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley
  • UK release: 2 November 2017

Murder in the dead of night, a carriage of suspects trapped in an avalanche, and the world’s greatest detective is on hand to solve it. Against the odds, Branagh pulls off a stylish, first-class, surprisingly poignant retelling with fluid camerawork and a top cast, and has a fine old time as the arrogant, outrageously…

Fri 25 May

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

My Cousin Rachel

(2017 - USA/UK) [12A] - 116 minsA young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousins mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.Stars Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin.

Wed 14 Feb

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

My Life As A Courgette

(2016 - French-Switzerland) [PG] - 70 mins (Subtitles)Courgette (Zucchini) is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy, although his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mothers disappearance, Courgette is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other…

Fri 18 May

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A bold reimagining of Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

Thu 22 Feb

£12–£14 / 07967 517125

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

  • 2018
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius in Nicholas Hytner’s production of Shakespeare's political drama.

Thu 22 Mar

£12.50–£15 / 07967 517125

National Theatre Live: Young Marx

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Written by: Richard Bean, Clive Coleman.
  • Cast: Rory Kinnear, Oliver Chris

Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

Wed 31 Jan

£12–£14 / 07967 517125

Notorious

(1946 - USA) [U] - 101 minsAlfred Hitchcocks masterpiece. Following the conviction of her German father for treason against the U.S., Alicia Huberman takes to drink and men. She is approached by a government agent (T.R. Devlin) who asks her to spy on a group of her father's Nazi friends operating out of Rio de Janeiro.A…

Fri 9 Feb

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

Our Star Theatre Company Presents   Tapley House

An original comedy by Georgia GillDonnie and Sid are a couple of lazy twenty-somethings, thrown together by fate under the roof of Tapley House. Landlady Mrs Tapley keeps an unnervingly close eye on them as they stumble through life, dreaming of an extraordinary business plan that will get them rich quick without ever…

Sat 12 May

£8–£12 / 07967 517125

Red Hot Boogie 60S Night!

One of the most popular Rock n Roll bands in the area Red Hot Boogie have long been delighting audiences with their up-tempo versions of 50s and 60s hits from Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, and many more.Over a hundred years of experience between them means the boys guarantee that you…

Sat 17 Feb

£12 / 07967 517125

The Remi Harris Trio

The Remi Harris Trio takes Gypsy Swing characteristics and infuses them with influences from Jazz, Blues, RocknRoll, Funk, World Music and more. They play an eclectic mix of original compositions, jazz standards and new arrangements of music from Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, Peter Green…

Sat 19 May

£8–£12 / 07967 517125

Roving Crows In Concert

Roving Crows push the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre and play with genuine passion, energy and soul - a must see live act.A vibrant mix of Celtic-inspired fiddle alongside original and intelligent lyrics backed by pounding, tribal and electronica infused dance grooves; the band comprises fiddle, electric and acoustic…

Sat 24 Feb

£10–£13 / 07967 517125

Royal Shakespeare Company: Live From Stratford - Twelfth Night

'I am all the daughters of my father's house,And all the brothers too.'Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love hilarious and heartbreaking. Twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola…

Wed 14 Feb

£12.50–£15 / 07967 517125

Royal Shakespeare Company: Macbeth

  • 2018

Shakespeare’s psychological thriller starring Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack.

Wed 11 Apr

£12.50–£15 / 07967 517125

Royal Shakespeare Company: Twelfth Night

  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: Christopher Luscombe
  • UK release: 14 February 2018

Shakespeare's greatest comedy tells a tale of unrequited love in this production directed by Christopher Luscombe.

Wed 14 Feb

£12.50–£15 / 07967 517125

Screening - An American In Paris

The Tony Award winning Broadway musical about love, hope and loving your dreams, has taken the West End by storm, with standing ovations from the public and a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from UK critics.With gorgeous Gershwin tunes (including the classic hits S Wonderful and I Got Rhythm), stunning designs and…

Thu 17 May

£12–£14 / 07967 517125

Screening - Carmen - Roh

Carmenis the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form - numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The operas heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too…

Sun 11 Mar

£12–£14 / 07967 517125

The Sense Of An Ending

(2017 - UK) [15] - 108 minsDivorced and retired, Tony Webster, an ageing Londoner and vintage camera shop owner, whittles down the solitude of his isolated existence by keeping an affectionate relationship with his ex-wife, and by accompanying his daughter to antenatal courses. However, the unexpected arrival of an…

Wed 14 Mar

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

Something For The Weekend Theatre Company Presents  The Man On The Moor

A huge hit from The Edinburgh Fringe!On 12th December 2015, an elderly looking gentleman was found dead on Saddleworth Moor. He was carrying no ID. In his pockets were just �130 in cash and return train tickets from London from the previous day.Despite a national campaign, he remained unidentified. He appeared to have no…

Sat 26 May

£6–£12 / 07967 517125

Stories From The Hop Yards

(2018-UK) [U] - 90 minsFrom the makers of Chewing The Cud: Memories from Herefords old livestock market comes a brand-new heritage film about the glorious traditions of Herefordshire hop picking. With their distinctive aroma and connections to beer, the film mixes archive photographs, films and newly recorded oral history…

Fri 4 May

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

Victoria & Abdul

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK/US
  • 1h 51min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Michael Gambon
  • UK release: 15 September 2017

When Queen Victoria (Dench) is introduced to a young man from India, Abdul Karim (Fazal), she is charmed when he prostrates himself and kisses her foot: unlikely cross-cultural friendship and Urdu lessons duly ensue. Fazal and Dench are excellent and there’s a surprisingly effective political subtext.

Fri 30 Mar

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

Wed 9 May

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

The War Of The Worlds

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons adapt HG Wells's sci-fi classic.

Sat 24 Mar

£8–£12 / 07967 517125

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