The New Rope String Band have come to the end of their tether. The sheer strain of spreading joy around the world for more than 25 years as Old and New Rope has proved too much. Audiences’ laughter muscles have been stretched and twanged and they, too, need a rest. But, before these ageing folk-cabaret artistes go their separate ways, heading for new and exciting theatrical and musical horizons, they have decided to do a farewell lap of honour, a celebratory extravaganza of their finest routines with some specially-created final flourishes. Expect fish tanks, boiled eggs, fiddles, banjos, cardboard guitars, theremins, explosions, interactive films, drainpipes, mermaids, pink y-fronts, thrills, spills, tears and hilarity.
The New Rope String Band are not only a great set of musicians and comedians, they’re also one of the great talents to be found in the region and Arts Alive are really sad to see them go. For audiences who’ve followed them over the years it’s a chance to come along, laugh once more and say goodbye. For those who’ve never seen them, wake up, this is your last chance!
The New Ropes will be winding up the audience with The Farewell Tour at:
Weobley Village Hall HR4 8SN, 7.30pm Friday 4th Sept; Tickets £10/£6 01544 319143; firstname.lastname@example.org
Clun Memorial Hall SY7 8NY, 7.30pm Wednesday 23rd Sept; Tickets £10/6 01588 640254
The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch SY13 2BY, 7.30pm Thursday 24th Sept; Tickets £10/£8/£6/£30 (family) 01948 660660 / 07506 724572
Silvester Horne Institute, Church Stretton SY6 6BY, 7.30pm Friday 25 Sept; Tickets £10/£6/£30 (family) 01694 720132
Steiner Academy, Much Dewchurch HR2 8DL, 7.30pm Saturday 26 Sept; Tickets £10/£5/£28 (family) 01981 540221
Full details and online sales at www.artsalive.co.uk