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Monday, July 27, 2015

Autumn at The Met is packed full of treats

The Met’s Autumn/Winter season is on sale now, featuring over 90 events, including two festivals, half term treats for kids and our 2015 Christmas production – the multi sensory Grimm’s Faery Feast from Proper Job Theatre Company.

This season kicks off with the weirdly wonderful Spooky Men’s Chorale (2 September). Other folk highlights include: Lau (7 & 8 November) who will be performing tracks off their latest album ‘The Bell That Never Rang’ and Sweet Liberties (26 November), a show inspired by the Magna Carter celebrations this year featuring Martyn Joseph, Nancy Kerr, Sam Carter and Maz O’Connor.

There’s a ton of rock, pop and blues to choose from this season including: Ally McBeal songstress Vonda Shepard (9 Oct); Nell Bryden (13 Nov) who will be performing songs off her fifth studio album Wayfarer; Thea Gilmore (15 Nov) and celebrating 35 years together The Blues Band (4 Dec).

December also brings a number of festive music shows. There is our annual Christmas visit from St Agnes Fountain (3 Dec) The Albion Christmas Band (10 Dec) which is in it’s 17th year and attracting sell-out audiences and, for something a little different Baked A La Ska (12 Dec) will be performing seasonal ska treats such as When You Wish Upon A Ska.

The theatre programme features everything from the fantastically funny to the fearfully frightening. We’re excited to present the UK premier of Proper Job’s Nosferatu (7 & 8 Oct). Based on the 1922 expressionist film of the same name and Bram Stokers’s Dracula it tells the chilling tale of Dracula’s journey to England and features a libretto by poet Ian McMillan and an original musical score. The award winning LipService Theatre return to The Met with The Picture of Doreen Gray (11 Nov), their hilarious take on the Oscar Wilde classic.

Children and families are spoilt for choice over half term with shows for younger and older children that are all part of the Family Arts Festival. Older children can enjoy some unusual tales from Gulliver (27 Oct) and his travels or a comedy inspired by the real and imaginary world of Yorkshire’s literary siblings, We Are Brontë (28 Oct). Younger children can explore the horrors and excitements of the first day in a new house with Kid Carpet and the Noisy Neighbours (29 Oct) or go on The Toothy Adventures of Davy Denture (30 Oct).

This season’s comedy comes from some huge names on the circuit including: Dave Spikey (3 Sept); Ed Byrne (29 Sept); Jo Caulfield at our December First Thursday Comedy Club (3 Dec) and Justin Moorhouse (11 Dec).

Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 brings our fourth annual Homegrown Folk Festival. Homegrown brings over 100 music industry delegates to Bury along with some stellar folk musicians, this year including: Seth Lakeman (15 Oct), Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band (16 Oct) and The Unthanks (17 Oct) who will be joined by around 20 acts across the three days including 3 from our guest nation Denmark.

Bury Beer Festival returns for another weekend of all-around indulgence on 20 – 21 November. Each year the Beer Festival turns The Met’s Main Theatre into a gigantic bar filled with real ales, ciders and perries from across the North West.

Finally, to round off our fantastic season, our 2015 Christmas show Grimm’s Faery Feast. Audiences will wander into the theatre foyer and immediately be immersed in the world of the Grimm’s stories with installations inspired by the tales. On entering the ballroom they’ll see a candlelit table and be able to enjoy tasty treats cooked up by the storytelling chefs. Be transported to a world of food, forests and fairies in this fantastic immersive feast.

All these 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 our staff on 0161 761 2216.


Press and Marketing Officer: Alice Shinkfield alice.shinkfield@themet.biz
0161 761 9134

Notes for Editors

The Met is Bury’s performing arts venue, based in the Derby Hall, a large Victorian neo-classical building situated on Market Street in the centre of Bury. A touring venue The Met caters for a wide range of interests including folk, blues, rock, theatre, comedy and family shows. The Met was awarded Best Entertainment Venue of the Year at the 2014 Manchester Theatre Awards.