Theatre & Events

‘Rye-citals’ – A new classical concert series at Rye Creative Centre

Building on the success of their acclaimed opera productions at the Rye Arts Festival, Euphonia Studio has instituted a concert series at Rye Creative Centre and most recently featured a recital of works by Bach, Janáček and Brahms..

On the last Sunday of each month, audiences can enjoy a candlelit concert, performed by Euphonia Artistic Director Alisdair Kitchen at the piano and colleagues from his ensemble Euphonia Studio – singers and instrumentalists who have delighted Festival audiences over the years.

 

The opening concert of the series was described as “magnificently impressive” and “inspired” in the local press (full review here).

The Rye-cital series will resume later this Summer [date TBC]. Keep an eye on this page for more information about forthcoming events!

Tickets are only £10 and will be available online here, from the box office on 01797 226827 and on the door.
A bar will be open during the interval and afterwards.

 


Wry Rye – A new long weekend of comedy
Three comedy performances at Rye Creative Centre, kindly supported by Rye Arts Festival

17 – 21st March 2017

Wry Rye Comedy Festival tickets are £10 each or £25 for all three comedy performances over the long weekend.
Doors will be open from half an hour before each event begins.
FACILITIES: Disabled Access and toilets, Free Parking on site and Bar

Buy tickets:
Online from ryeartsfestival.co.uk
Buy long weekend passes online from ryeartsfestival.co.uk
In person at Grammar School Records, 15a High Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7JF
Phone the box office for tickets on 01797 226827
Or on the on the door

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Wry Rye – EUROHOUSE, UK National Tour

Performance – Friday 17th March at 7.30pm, tickets £10

+ Devising for Theatre WORKSHOP with the creators of Eurohouse, suitable for emerging actors & students 14yrs+ Click here for workshop details

Following a critically-acclaimed run at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas’s Total Theatre-nominated EUROHOUSE, co-produced by FellSwoop Theatre, returns for a major national UK tour.

“Bienvenue. Kalosórisma. Welcome. We are so happy to see you all here. Some of you we know rather well, some of you we don’t. But it doesn’t matter, you all look… stunning.”

Two performers – one Greek, one French – dance and shout, cry and sing, agree and disagree, about life in the Eurohouse. A darkly comic look at the EU’s founding ideals and what got lost along the way. Made in transit between Greece and the UK, EUROHOUSE was developed with the help and support of Bios Athens, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, MAYK, Wardrobe Theatre, CPT & Incoming Festival.

Wry Rye Comedy Festival tickets are £10 each or £25 for all three comedy performances over the long weekend.
Buy tickets online from ryeartsfestival.co.uk
Buy long weekend passes online from ryeartsfestival.co.uk
Phone the box office for tickets on 01797 226827
Or buy tickets on the on the door.

Read the reviews of previous performances here…

“This wonderfully playful, intimate and ultimately moving show … constantly pits idealism against self-interest and pragmatism.” ★★★★ —The Guardian

“An exhilarating, intelligent fusion of theatre & lecture” ★★★★ – Broadway Baby 

“Timely and refreshing” ★★★★ —The Reviews Hub

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Wry Rye – The Starship Osiris

Sunday 19 March at 5pm, tickets £10

‘The Starship Osiris’ is a comedy sci-fi farce about an arrogant theatre maker’s failed attempts to put on a show. It contains live music, videography, puppetry and audience participation and is non-stop fun from blast off to touchdown!
Despite a cast that despises him, George Vere will intend to bring you his Sci-Fi masterpiece!

Wry Rye Comedy Festival tickets are £10 each or £25 for all three comedy performances over the long weekend.Buy tickets online from ryeartsfestival.co.uk
Buy long weekend passes online from ryeartsfestival.co.uk
Phone the box office for tickets on 01797 226827
Or buy tickets on the on the door.

Click on these links to read the reviews!

“Hilarious” ★★★★★ ThreeWeeks

 “An utter joy” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

 “The Play That Goes Wrong with a f**k-ton more swearing” ★★★★★ The Chocolate Ocelot

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The Pretend Men’s ‘POLICE COPS’ UK Tour Spring 2017

Tuesday 21st March at 7.30pm, tickets £12

WINNER – ‘Cape Town Fringe Best International Show 2016′        WINNER – ‘IYAF Best Theatre Award 2016’

WINNER – ‘The Stage Award for Acting Excellence 2015’              WINNER – ‘IYAF Best Comedy Show Award 2016’

WINNER – ‘Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence 2015’                WINNER – ‘VAULT Festival People’s Choice Award 2016’

Following sellout runs at London’s Soho Theatre, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016, The Cape Town Fringe 2016 and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016… POLICE COPS is coming to town! THE PRETEND MEN’s critically acclaimed, multi award-winning comedy blockbuster comes to Rye Creative Centre for an action packed hour of adrenaline fuelled physical comedy, cinematic style and uncompromising facial hair.

PRESENT DAY (of 1976). Straight-laced rookie Police Cop Jimmy Johnson is out to avenge his brother’s death, and he’s got to go it alone! (with his partner Harrison). The pair begin digging and soon unearth the soily secrets that the case holds. Police Cops is a cinematic joyride, speeding down Adventure Avenue in a souped-up squad car. Oh, and did I mention…the steering wheel is made out of guns.

Wry Rye Comedy Festival tickets are £12 each or £25 for all three comedy performances over the long weekend.

Buy tickets online from ryeartsfestival.co.uk
Buy long weekend passes online from ryeartsfestival.co.uk
Phone the box office for tickets on 01797 226827
Or buy tickets on the on the door.

Click on these links to read the reviews!

★★★★★ “Unbeatable physical cop parody” – The Stage

★★★★★ “The juggernaut of cheesy parody” – EdFestMag

★★★★★ “An absolute jewel in the crown” – The Argus