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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The Addams Family

After the success of The Wizard of Oz and The Addams Family, the Big Sing Youth Summer Project is back with the classic family favourite musical Annie, the extraordinary story of a little orphan who ends up in the lap of luxury with Depression-era billionaire Oliver Warbucks. Unlike most of the other children at Miss…

Fri 11 Aug

£8–£12 / 07967 517125

Sun 13 Aug

£8–£12 / 07967 517125

Alive And Brel

The finest songs from the iconic master of the modern chanson, Jacques Brel, come to life when this trio of singers perform their cabaret revue,* Alive and Brel. Brel’s songs, famed for their emotional power and ironic wit, have been recorded by international stars ranging from Frank Sinatra and Dusty Springfield to Marc…

Sat 9 Sep

£8–£12 / 07967 517125

Annie

After the success of The Wizard of Oz and The Addams Family, the Big Sing Youth Summer Project is back with the classic family favourite musical Annie, the extraordinary story of a little orphan who ends up in the lap of luxury with Depression-era billionaire Oliver Warbucks. Unlike most of the other children at Miss…

Fri 11 Aug

£8–£12 / 07967 517125

Sat 12 Aug

£8–£12 / 07967 517125

Sun 13 Aug

£8–£12 / 07967 517125

Blow-Up

(1966 - USA) [15] - 137 mins Oscar-nominee Casey Affleck stars as Lee, a man whose sparse existence is suddenly ruptured when the death of his brother Joe forces him to return to the home town he abandoned years before. Rocked by contact with his estranged ex-wife and the revelation that Joe has made him guardian of…

Fri 29 Sep

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • 133 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston
  • UK release: 18 November 2016

Newt Scamander (Redmayne), a socially-challenged animal whisperer of sorts, has to gather up the fantastic beasts which have escaped from his briefcase and are roaming 1920s New York. A suitably magical spin-off, with Rowling's screenplay skilfully balancing dark and light, and director Yates maintaining a thrilling pace…

Fri 5 May

Far From The Madding Crowd - Hotbuckle Theatre Company

I shall do one thing in this life - one thing certain - that is, love you, and long for you, and keep wanting you till I die. As three very different suitors compete for her heart, spirited, independent Bathsheba Everdene must choose between them. Will she choose to marry for passion, for obligation or for true love…

From The Page To The Stage - A Lads Youth Theatre Production

Come and see the talented performers from Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society’s Youth Theatre Company as they perform three diverse short plays - bringing them from the page to the stage. Our youngest members will be staging a musical play, Pirates versus Mermaids by Gaynor Boddy and Rebecca Kincaid. As well as pirates…

The Girl On The Train

(2016 - USA) [15] -112 mins Rachel (Emily Blunt), devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasising about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day - until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that…

Thu 25 May

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

Gone Cuckoo

In their new show, storyteller Malcolm Green and musician Joshua Green follow the trail of the Cuckoo to explore the fascinating world of this extraordinary creature through stories, music and song. It’s shortly after dawn at RAF Fylingdales on the North York Moors and a male Cuckoo is having a tiny 4.5g radio…

Sat 6 May

£7–£11 / 07967 517125

Hand To Mouth Productions Present  Billy Liar

Billy Fisher has got a bit of a problem – three girlfriends, two fiancées and only one engagement ring. And then the truth seems to be having an inconvenient way of getting in the way of fiction – Billy’s fiction. Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall’s story of a young man who prefers to mask mundane reality with a web of…

His Way - The Frank Sinatra Show

The remarkable story of Francis Albert Sinatra - from band singer to 1940s ‘pop idol’; from his fall from popularity to swinging his way through the 1950s; recording his most famous songs and albums; and building his own record label Reprise. Award winning singer Robert Habermann tells the Chairman of The Board’s…

Sat 27 May

La La Land

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 126 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J.K. Simmons
  • UK release: 13 January 2017

In Los Angeles, aspiring actress Mia (Stone) falls for jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling). Audaciously inventive homage to classic movie musicals, technically wonderful and joyously emotional, with Gosling as a goofy idealistic charmer and Stone showing the versatility, vulnerability and talent of a young Shirley MacLaine.

Fri 28 Jul

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

Wed 13 Sep

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

Lads Presents  Breath Of Spring

When Dame Beatrice is given a mink shawl by her maid, the resident lodgers - a pension-minded brigadier, a vivid vocal coach, and a dithery chins restorer - band together with Dame “Bee” and her friend, to return the filched fur. That successful mission is quite an invigorating experience, prompting the eclectic group to…

Thu 15 Jun

Fri 16 Jun

Sat 17 Jun

Lads Presents  The Dark Earth And The Light Sky   By Nick Dear

Edward Thomas was killed in France at the Battle of Arras on April 9th 1917, so 2017 will be the centenary of his death. Nick Dear’s play The Dark Earth and the Light Sky is a moving evocation of the years leading up to Thomas’s death, his friendship with Robert Frost, his marriage to Helen and the mutual affection of…

Lads Presents  The Last Bread Pudding   By Nick Warburton

Coming from the society's success as winners of the Hereford County Drama Festival (HCDF) at The Courtyard, LADS presents its award winning one-act comedy, The Last Bread Pudding;*** * a hilariously melodramatic bird’s eye view on an AmDram committee’s decision on what their next play should be. The meeting soon goes…

Ledbury 2017 Summer Youth Project

After the success of our 2015 & 2016 Summer Youth Projects in Ledbury, we are pleased to announce the dates for our 2017 Summer Project. The Summer Project will run from the 31st July through to the 13th August (Excluding 5th and 6th August) Join us for 2 weeks of Singing, Dancing and Acting as we work towards…

Mon 31 Jul

Ledbury Community Brass Band - Last Night Of The Proms

This tribute to the last night of the world’s greatest music festival will feature all the traditional flag-waving tunes from the Albert Hall, as well as favourites from the brass band repertoire. An evening of music, singing and fun with opportunities for audience participation under the baton of Colin Herbert.

The Light Between Oceans

(2016 - UK/NZ/USA) [12A] - 132 mins Tom takes a job as lighthouse keeper on a remote island off the Australian coast. He becomes captivated by Isabel, a girl from the mainland; and they are soon married and living on the island. Their happiness is only marred by their inability to start a family, so when a boat with a…

Wed 12 Jul

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

Live Opera Screening - Otello

by Giuseppe Verdi World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning…

Wed 28 Jun

£12.50–£15 / 07967 517125

Manchester By The Sea

(2016 - USA) [15] - 137 mins Oscar-nominee Casey Affleck stars as Lee, a man whose sparse existence is suddenly ruptured when the death of his brother Joe forces him to return to the home town he abandoned years before. Rocked by contact with his estranged ex-wife and the revelation that Joe has made him guardian of…

Fri 8 Sep

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

Moonlight

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 111 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Barry Jenkins
  • Cast: Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris

The story of a young black man growing up, struggling with his sexuality and neglected by his drug-addicted mother. Astutely judged and beautifully humane sophomore feature from Jenkins, with sublime work from the three actors playing the main character (Hibbert, Sanders, Rhodes) and fine support from Ali, Harris and…

Fri 25 Aug

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

Motown Big Sing Uk - Ledbury

Spend a fun afternoon within a group, learning a medley of MOTOWN songs. With West End Performers as your Singing Coaches. There are no Auditions, and you will not be required to sing on your own. We will work towards an end of Workshop presentation which your family and friends are welcome to attend.

Sat 24 Jun

£12.50–£25 / 07967 517125

National Theatre Live: Obsession

  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Ivo van Hove
  • Cast: Jude Law

Stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre. Jude Law stars as Gino, whose fiery affair with Giovanna leads to a murder plot which threatens to tear them apart.

Thu 11 May

£12.50–£15 / 07967 517125

National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard's situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux's new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard's name overnight.

National Theatre Live Screening - Salomé

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head,placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a…

Thu 20 Jul

National Theatre Live: Screening - Salomé

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head,placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a…

Thu 20 Jul

National Theatre Live: Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

  • 2017
  • UK
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Macdonald
  • Written by: Edward Albee
  • Cast: Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway, Imogen Poots
  • UK release: 18 May 2017

Martha and George are a bitter married couple who have a charged relationship, fuelled by their excessive consumption of alcohol. When Martha invites the new professor of the college and his wife for some after-party drinks, the young couple are caught up in Martha and George's games, leading to some devastating truths.

National Theatre Live: Yerma

Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s masterpiece.

Thu 31 Aug

£12.50–£15 / 07967 517125

Our Star Theatre Company Presents   Nobbo And Top Banana

A double bill of one-act comedies written by Herefordshire-based playwright, David Pollard.

Royal Shakespeare Company: Antony & Cleopatra

  • 2017
  • UK
  • 177 min
  • Directed by: Iqbal Khan
  • Cast: Josette Simon, Antony Byrne
  • UK release: 27 May 2017

Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.

Wed 24 May

Royal Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar

  • 2017
  • UK
  • 152 min
  • Directed by: Angus Jackson
  • Cast: Andrew Woodall, Alex Waldmann, Jon Tarcy, James Corrigan
  • UK release: 26 April 2017

Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control.

Thu 4 May

Royal Shakespeare Company: Titus Andronicus

  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Blanche McIntyre
  • Cast: Patrick Drury, Nia Gwynne, Stefan Adegbola, David Burnett
  • UK release: 9 August 2017

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).

Wed 23 Aug

Salaam Bombay!

(1988 - India/France/UK) [15] - 112 mins Subtitles Abandoned by his mother at a circus, Krishna, an illiterate, country bumpkin of a boy, is told he can only return home when he has earned 500 rupees to pay for his brother’s motorbike that he had trashed. He ends up in the Bombay’s (Mumbai’s) red-light district and…

Fri 30 Jun

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

A Street Cat Named Bob

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 103 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode
  • Cast: Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head
  • UK release: 4 November 2016

James (Treadaway) is a homeless heroin addict who gets onto a support programme, which offers him a flat on condition he stick to the rules. Enter the titular cat, which forces James to care for something else. Based on a true story; Treadaway is very watchable, and Bob the cat is (largely) played by himself. Gritty and…

Wed 10 May

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

Things to Come

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • France/Germany
  • 102 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mia Hansen-Løve
  • Cast: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob
  • UK release: 2 September 2016

Nathalie (Huppert) is a philosophy teacher whose finds herself having to soldier on as she loses her job, her mother (Scob, wonderful) and her husband over a short period of time. A poignant, wonderfully funny and elegantly crafted meditation on ageing; Huppert is simply incredible.

Fri 2 Jun

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

Those Good Old Days Of Music Hall - Worcester Gilbert And Sullivan Society

Come and join the Worcester Gilbert and Sullivan Society for an entertaining and fun-filled evening in the traditional style of the music hall. An evening packed with well-loved songs, close harmony singing and comedy all under the watchful eye of a venerable virtuoso of vocabulary, Worcs. GASS’ worthy chairman. Our…

Victoria

(2015 - Germany) [15] - 140 mins Subtitles A film shot in a single take about Victoria, a runaway party girl, who is asked by three friendly men to join them as they hit the town. Their wild night of partying turns into a bank robbery. The single-take production is undeniably impressive, but it’s also an effective…

Fri 12 May

£3–£6 / 07967 517125

The Yellow Box - A Wicked Trip Through Eurocracy

A Market Theatre Showcase Production. An original satire by Paul Costello. In a backstreet bar in the city of Aroma, following much strife on Planet Earth, six bigwigs consider how to achieve lasting peace in Eurocratica: their brainchild - a beast called the Eurocratic Club. The engine room of the Club is a basement…

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