Heroes & Villains of Screen and Folklore with Isla St Clair

Remember when we sang about folk heroes and watched the early days of film and television when villains had moustaches, wore black hats and kicked the dog?

Well this bright and breezy production will have you enjoying great songs and laughing along with film clips that take you back in time!

Her nostalgic selection of characters from folk songs and the early days of television are full of surprises, wit and emotion.

Joining Isla is film maker Patrick King who recalls the old ‘screen baddies’ we remember so well. Hilarious film clips from old Westerns, Gangster movies and even cartoon villains, are interwoven with his personal and humorous insight into contemporary villainy, gained from working as an investigative journalist on series such as the award winning ‘Cook Report’.

Heroes & Villains offers a new and refreshing style of entertainment – definitely not
to be missed!

“Isla voice in beautifully pure and brings centuries of music to life ...”
Sunday Times Magazine

Isla St Clair is known to millions in Britain for her numerous television appearances
including The Royal Variety Show, Morecambe and Wise Show, The Saturday Show and
most notably as co-host of the BBC’s Generation Game. During her long singing career
she has performed at venues as diverse as the Edinburgh Festival to the Royal Albert
Hall and earned stage success in The Sound of Music as well as traditional folk
concerts. Isla remains busy as a producer, presenter and singer.

Patrick King began his career as a freelance investigative journalist and producer
of current affairs programmes, including the top rated Cook Report, before
concentrating on historical and social documentaries. He has written, produced and
directed for BBC, Channel 4, A&E, The History Channel and PBS. His last nine films
have won a total of 16 awards. He is a member of the British Academy of Film &
Television Arts and the European Film Academy.


Tickets £10 / £9 concs
Box Office 01227 281174


Friday 23 November 7.30pm