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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Packed with breathtaking music, hilarious comedy, beautiful theatre and seasonal thrills, The Met’s autumn season is on sale now.
Starting on 28 August with The Poozies, the season also features Britain’s premier soul artist Ruby Turner (29 September), the uncompromising Mary Coughlan (12 October), a flashback to the 1980s with China Crisis (2 November), blues legends The Blues Band (7 November) and folk stars Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy (7 December).
We’ve also got two fantastic speakers coming to share their musical knowledge, legendary broadcaster Andy Kershaw (25 September) and the return of Bob Dylan expert Michael Grey with Bob Dylan and The History of Rock’n’Roll (20 November).
More familiar faces returning to The Met include jazz singer Stacey Kent (26 September), Met favourites Otis Gibbs (25 October) and Nine Below Zero (8 November), acclaimed blues guitarist Ian Siegal (22 November) and Christmas is once again marked by St Agnes Fountain (3 December).
Homegrown returns for it’s a second year, celebrating the very finest in English folk music from Thursday 17 – Saturday 19 October. Now also an English Folk Expo, this year features folk legends Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman, Jim Moray and supergroup The Full English alongside a host of established and up-and-coming acts and a special presentation from BBC Radio 2 folk show presenter Mark Radcliffe.
There’s side-splitting comedy to keep you warm through the winter months, including Buzz Hawkins and Smug Roberts (7 September), Ali Cook (9 October), Paul Foot (23 November) and of course our regular First Thursday Comedy Clubs in Ramsbottom and Bury.
We’ve lots of treats for little ones, with The Dragon Who Hates Poetry with poet Dominic Berry (29 October), Pickled Image’s Fireside Tales with Granddad (31 October), the nations favourite human-cartoon double act Little Howard’s Big Show (1 November), and Circo Ridiculoso’s adaptation of The Three Little Pigs (9 November).
Theatre features a fantastic mix of thought-provokers and classic tales, with a look into the life of a young Winston Churchill in Winston On The Run (3 October), a spine-tingling evening with Dyad Productions’ Female Gothic (20 November) and Proteus Theatre’s beautiful adaptation of Alice in Wonderland (28 November).
Our annual Bury Beer Festival returns bigger and better than ever on 15 and 16 November with beers from local and independent breweries as well as delicious food and great music from Willie and The Bandits and Tyde.
Finally, our Christmas show this year is The Secret Garden, running from 11 – 24 December. Performed by Proper Job Theatre Company, this delightful adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s classic is a sparkling seasonal treat for the whole family, full of lovable characters including a mischievous robin, a down-to-earth maid and a good honest lad who can talk to animals.
All these fantastic events and more are now on sale on The Met’s website at www.themet.biz. Prices and times vary. You can buy tickets online or speak to one of our friendly staff on 0161 761 2216.