International actors head to Ribble Valley

Spot On rural entertainment. (s)
Spot On rural entertainment. (s)

Spot On Lancashire are to launch their spring season of rural touring shows which will run from Thursday (January 22nd) to the end of May, with professional performers coming from as far afield as Canada to visit venues in the Ribble Valley.

The new season features 19 shows and will provide a mix of professional music, theatre, film, cabaret and children’s shows at 23 small-scale rural venues across the country.

Grindleton Pavilion will play host to Pennine folk group the Tom McConville Trio in April and theatre-goers can enjoy Canadian play “The Fossil Lady of Lyme” at Mellor Brook at the end of February. “Dorothy’s War” will be staged at Bolton-by-Bowland in March.

For those who enjoy a laugh, the ever-popular Mervyn Stutter will perform his show “Utterly Stutterly” in May. The Flying Pickets founding member will bring his sometimes wicked, but always affectionate, sense of humour to Tosside on May 17th.

Spot On Lancashire is a country-side service which enables people living in remote and rural communities to enjoy high-quality live arts events on their doorstep, achieved by working with more than 200 volunteers.

Spot On Director Sue Robinson said: “Our autumn season was hugely successful last year and we’re looking to build on that. We’re particularly excited about being able to welcome three different shows all the way from Canada. Once again, there’s a real mix of high-quality entertainment, with something to suit all tastes and there are some new venues joining us for 2015 too.”

For more information about the shows, or to see the full Spot On programme, visit www.spotonlancashire.co.uk, call Sue Robinson on 01254 660360 or email hello@spotonlancashire.co.uk