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The Alehouse Sessions

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The Alehouse Sessions – curated and devised by Bjarte Eike, Norway’s leading baroque violinist – are an ever-changing and evolving insight into the music of the English 17th Century tavern. It gives audiences a window into this tumultuous period through Purcell overtures, English sea shanties, and Scandinavian folk songs thrown in for good measure.

Bjarte and early music virtuosos, Barokksolistene, return for a riotous evening in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse as part of The Great Feast. They will transform our candlelit space into something close to a 17th century alehouse, with a menu of highly entertaining, touching and beautiful folk music, accompanied by anecdotes, humour and of course, beer.

These sessions have been hailed as ‘irresistible’ [The Times], ‘superb’ [The Scotsman] and ‘fabulously unrestrained’ [The Guardian], and they have diverted away from the traditional concert model by ‘creating the effect of a late night jamming session’ [BBC Music Magazine].

 

Tickets

Standing £10
Pit Standing £15
Seated £15- £62

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Running time: To be confirmed

Part of The Great Feast

Photo credit: Martina Zuzana Šimkovičová

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Theatre dining

Enjoy stunning riverside views with seasonal pre- & post-theatre dining menus in our Restaurant.

Dates & Tickets

The Alehouse Sessions

SUN 25 AUGUST
From £5
7.30 PM
SUN 22 SEPTEMBER
From £5
7.30 PM