18th – 27th March 2010: HOLDERS SEASON (Barbados) 2010

Kidd Family - Holders' patrons

Kidd Family - Holders' patrons

A boutique experience at one of the world’s most attractive ‘boutique’ festivals – seven exquisite and varied events in The Little Theatre, Holders .All of the variety associated with Wendy Kidd’s renowned Season of performances in the grounds of Holders House – jazz, blues and classical music, theatre and comedy to die for….

Thursday 18th March An Evening with Bing Crosby

Following the huge success of An Evening with Frank Sinatra in 2009, Holders pays tribute to another of the greatest of all Hollywood superstars, Bing Crosby. Top London West End artist Ian Casey together with pianist Don Hunt – who worked with Crosby – play the music and tell the tales of the phenomenon who sold half a billion records.

Friday 19th March The Classical Piano with James Rhodes

A young master of the classical piano who came to his instrument by the most unusual of routes with no formal academic musical education or dedicated mentoring. He plays Chopin, Bach and Beethoven and speaks of his passion for this music.

NCF's Donna Hunte-Cox and other Holders' patrons, near and far

NCF's Donna Hunte-Cox and other Holders' patrons, near and far

Saturday 20th March ShakespeareAs you like him

Actor Bruce Morrison conjures up the world of the bard – an evening in the company of some of William Shakespeare’s greatest speeches, most raucous humour, and highest tragedy.

“Bruce Morrison’s command of the stage is in itself Shakespearean in scope… he mixes the pathos and beauty of Shakespeare’s poetry as well as its rougher and downright funny edges”

Monday 22nd March A letter from Australia – with novelist Kathy Lette

Linking in with the Lancaster Art Gallery’s show of Australian Aboriginal work, the Holders Season welcomes one of Australia’s wittiest and most successful authors, Kathy Lette. Kathy divides her time between full time writer, demented mother, and trying to find a shopping trolley that doesn’t have a clubbed wheel. Bring your funny bones…


Wednesday 24th March Broadway Alive

Holders continue its relationship with the world of Broadway. Please check the office for latest details

Friday 26th March Jazz Double Bill – Ian Shaw and Liane Carroll

Two fine international jazz artists parade their skills: award winning Ian Shaw delivers his tributes to the likes of Joni Mitchell with bravura and panache, whilst fireball Lianne Carrollswings like hell one minute and is brutally heart breaking and expressive the next’. A musical feast to savour.

Kit & Widow - Musical analysis via pastiche

Kit & Widow - Musical analysis via pastiche

Saturday 27th March Little Theatre Gala Night with Mica Paris/Kit & the Widow

A magnificent double bill to close the season. Picnic around the Holders pool either side of two fantastic performances variously by Holders favourites Kit and the Widow, and chart topping UK soul/R ‘n B star Mica Paris with her band. Kit and the Widow have caused more howls of delight and hilarity than any act in Holders’ history, while Mica Paris is guaranteed to wind up proceedings with her mighty voice and personality to match.

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