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To protect the welfare and safety of our audiences, volunteers, performers, and surrounding community during the coronavirus outbreak, the decision has been taken to close The Heron Theatre from Saturday 14th March.  The events scheduled for the Spring Season will be cancelled and refunds given. 

The re-opening of the theatre will be reviewed in the summer and further information given on our website, noticeboard, and via email for future performances.

We thank you for your support and understanding at this uncertain time and we wish you and your families good health in the coming weeks.

The Heron Theatre Management Committee

Doors Open 45 minutes before performance

£15 (Members £12) under 18s - £6

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Thur-Sat 16-18 April at 7.30pm Matinee Sat 18 April at 2.30pm

Great plays are always produced from great stories and/or great characters, and what a character Florence Foster Jenkins was. Her eventual and final appearance was at a sell-out concert at the Carnegie Hall, New York, where she sang in 1944 to a packed house of 3,000 people. But regrettably the eccentric socialite could not really sing and was dubbed the 'worst opera singer in the world'.

A film version in 2016 with Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, was immensely successful. This lunatically funny stage version will make you very happy.

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Friday 8 May 7.30pm

This Living Hand re-imagines conversations and events in the life of John Keats in the last years of his short life. Join the poet and his great friend, Charles Brown - not to mention an unfeasibly clever barmaid - as they confront the turbulence of life from 1818 to 1820. Keats and Brown, walking to Scotland, visited The King’s Arms in Burton in Kendal in July 1818, where our story begins.

The Keats Project
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Friday 29 May 7.30pm

Using Elizabeth's own letters, speeches and writings, solo performer Rebecca Vaughan explores the Queen's struggle to reconcile the desires of womanhood with the duties of sovereignty. Who was the woman beneath the crown? Traitor, bastard, heretic or prisoner: call her what you like. The rest is history.

This performance, directed by Guy Masterson, transports you back to the 1600's with superb acting and brilliant content, that will haunt you. If you missed this in May 2012 be sure not to do so this time!

Fringe review: ***** ' a night to remember.'

Dyad Productions

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