Barry Cryer is one of the country's best loved comedy writers, having written for Morecambe and Wise, Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Bruce Forsyth, Max Miller, Tony Hancock, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Richard Pryor, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Frankie Howerd, Kenny Everett, Spike Milligan, Dave Allen, and The Two Ronnies. He’s written with Graham Chapman, John Cleese, David Nobbs, Peter Vincent, Dick Vosburgh and John Junkin and as a performer, has appeared in TV and radio shows spanning over five decades. He’s a regular at the Edinburgh Festival and is one of the stars of Radio 4's “I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue”. He’s received awards from BAFTA, The Royal Society, The Press Guild and Montreux. He was made an OBE in 2001.
Bob Cryer is perhaps best known to TV audiences as series regular Glenn Donovan in Hollyoaks and whilst he hasn’t quite got the full soap dish, has also appeared in Eastenders, Coronation Street, Holby City, Doctors and the Bill. He was also a regular on BBC’s The Interceptor and has other TV credits including Victoria Wood, and Outnumbered. Bob’s theatre credits include The Sting and Into Thy Hands (Wilton’s), The Tempest (Barbican & Middle East Tour) and the Ardent Theatre “Party Lines” election night project. He trained at Lamda.
As writers together, they are perhaps best known as the creators of The Mrs Hudson’s Diaries series of books. They have since turned the books into a play for Wilton’s Music Hall (with the theatre company Spymonkey), as well as “Mrs Hudson’s Radio show” with Patricia Hodge and Miriam Margolyes for Radio 4 in 2018. They also collaborated on Barry’s own book of anecdotes “Butterfly Brain” in 2010.
The Kites are a sum of significant parts – three songwriters in their own right, they are singer and virtuoso guitarist Mark Allen, soul vocalist and percussionist Jack Cryer and rhythm man with a sweet-toned voice Matt Hodgson.
Together they have enjoyed ten years of intimate and soulful gigs, with their close harmonies and original songs, bringing audiences to tears (good tears!). Their idiosyncratic style is part folk, blues and soul.
“One of the most life-affirming, chilled-out gigs I’ve been to.” Fringe Review
Dining tickets include a table reservation for the evening and a delicious two course dinner. Upon arrival you will be shown to your table where you can enjoy dinner & drinks before kicking back to enjoy the show. There are always vegetarian/vegan options on the menu and we are happy to cater for any other dietary requirements - although we kindly ask (in the case of major allegies) that guest notify us in advance where possible.
Premium booths require a minumum of 4 persons and there is a small additional surcharge for booking. Contact our showroom on 01825 790 200 to learn more and make a reservation. All guest are welcome to explore the showrooms (which are open all evening) before and after dinner and our friendly staff will be on hand to assist with any questions you have or purchases you may wish to make. Please follow social distancing guidelines at all times and pay attention to any one way systems arranged around the venue.
Due to the intimate nature of the venue standing tickets will likely not be available for our shows in the near future, however we are looking into ways to revisit this when the time is right and when we can provide space for standing guests in a safe and socially distanced way.
Please note our doors open at 7pm. Tickets are non refundable however in the unlikely event a concert is cancelled, a refund will be offered or a credit note issued.
Unless otherwise stated all concerts will begin around 9pm and generally finish between 11.15pm and midnight.
Shows will usually consist of two 45 minute sets with a short 20 minute interval although this may vary between events. Please check the event specific information on your tickets after purchase.
For the safety of all our guests and staff please read the following safety policy. We are implementing the below measures during a trial period of 3 months for all of our upcoming events between 1st August and 31st October.
We have spent the past few weeks discussing becoming 'vaccine only' with both concert-goers and bands and have had overwhelming support for our approach, so we hope you will find our announcement a relief, and for those of you who do not agree with our policy we hope you understand that our decision has been made in the spirit of safety.
We very much look forward to the time when things can return to normal and that we can welcome everybody back without these precautions.
If the above works for you...we look forward to seeing you at the show!
An anecdote ramble with Bob Cryer and music from The Kites.
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