Arts Alive, the rural touring theatre company, will be bringing its characteristically eclectic and entertaining offering of shows - music, comedy, drama and more - this autumn.

Drama comes from Publick Transport with We are Brontë in which Morecambe and Wise meet David Lynch in a madcap reimagining of the Brontë myth. Taking the real and fictitious worlds of Yorkshire's literary siblings as their inspiration, two performers combine rigorous physical theatre with anarchic comedy to deconstruct not only gothic themes of love, madness and revenge, but also themselves.

We Are Bronte can be seen on October 4 at the Conquest Theatre in Bromyard and at Curzon Herrick Hall in Eardisley on October 6.

The following week brings Standing in Line to Kingsland Coronation Hall, the story of the Great War, but specifically about Albert Crimshaw, who died at Passchendaele.

In contrast, Louise Jordan's No Petticoats Here, which can be seen at Cawley Hall in Eye in November, also takes the First World War as its theme, but concentrating on the many women whose stories were so often overlooked in the history of the Great War. The title, No Petticoats Here, comes from a comment made by Lieutenant General Sir Arthur Sloggett who, following suffragette Dr. Elsie Inglis’s suggestion of a female medical corps on the Western Front, told her to go home and sit still, remarking that “we don’t want any petticoats here.”

In November the Conquest Theatre will also host a show based on another of 2018's significant anniversaries as Red Ladder Thatre Company present Wrong 'Un, A Suffragette's Story - which tells the story of a Lancashire Mill Girl on her journey from schoolroom to prison cell and beyond.

Arts Alive's musical offerings for the season include Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, a six piece band playing an eclectic mix of West swing, ghyps jazz, hokum blues, ragtime, Cajun and country roots with themes of debauchery, disasters, drink and debt! They'll be encouraging plenty of foot tapping at Breinton Village Hall on October 26.

Before that, though, there's Bon Debarras (good riddance), a musically versatile trio playing a panoply of instruments - guitar, banjo, fiddle, biola, harmonica, Jew's harp and ukulele - in a set that embraces a spectrum ranging from mad tempo music to tender love songs and quiet folk tunes.

Then, as Christmas approaches, early December brings the internationally acclaimed and 'effortlessly funny' ShooShooBaby with a shamelessly sparkly Christmas Cabaret that can be enjoyed at Winforton Community Hall on December 7 and St Leonard's Church, Yarpole on December 8.

Add to the mix a generous serving of live screenings and Flicks in the Sticks and Arts Alive has your autumn entertainment all sorted.

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