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Mountain Music by Little Bulb

co-produced by Farnham Maltings

17 Oct 2023-18 Oct 2023

We invite you on a journey of musical migration to the birth of what's now called Country Music. Featuring sumptuous three-part harmonies and a foot stomping five piece string band, Mountain Music, written and devised by Olivier Award-winning Little Bulb, charts the journey of Celtic folk music over 300 years as it moves from the UK and Ireland to America. A time when music lived through community sharing and was a person’s most vital connection to the family they had left behind.

When settlers from the British Isles came to live in the Appalachian Mountains, they brought with them the invisible baggage of songs and reels from the old country. In this unique theatre spectacle, Little Bulb create an unforgettable tapestry of culture, migration and history, exploring the roots of Americana and its impact on popular music today. This is an rare theatrical feast of tales and songs.

Running time: 2 x 45 mins + interval (approx. end 9.20pm)
Age guidance: 11+ but there is no content suitable only for adults and Mountain Music has been enjoyed by children aged 7.

Photograph of an audience watching a performer, who's wearing a hi-vis vest and holding a microphone

Theatre Club - Wed 18 October

Join us in the South Street Bar after the Wednesday performance for Theatre Club!

Theatre Club is an informal setting where fans of theatre can chat about what they've just watched at South Street, enjoy a drink from our bar and sometimes get to meet the creative talent behind the show and ask questions. You don't need to officially join, simply book a ticket to the show and meet us in the bar afterwards!

You can still join in if you attend the Tuesday performance, just come along on Wednesday at about 9pm when the show finishes and head to the bar.

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