Wem Town Hall have two upcoming shows facilitated by Arts Alive. A musical comedy exploring the life of Marie Curie will entertain a family audience on February 12 and the greatest songwriters of all time will be celebrated at a live acoustic concert on February 18.
The Tangram Theatre Company are bringing their show ‘The Element in the Room: A Radioactive Musical Comedy about the Death and Life of Marie Curie’ to Wem. Featuring incredible scientific breakthroughs, comedy songs and an audience-participation radioactive decay chain, this is an exuberant retelling of Marie's real-life journey across the USA to collect a single gram of radium and a celebration of the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, whose work continues to affect our lives today.
Ian Kerry, Executive Director at Arts Alive, said, “It’s fantastic to have a family show celebrating the extraordinary life of Marie Curie, who made incredible scientific discoveries in the face of unbelievable odds. The award-winning Tangram Theatre re-tell her story, replete with breath-taking breakthroughs and seriously silly songs! A perfect show for budding scientists and young, curious minds.”
A review of the show described it as a ‘fantastic family show that will leave you in love with science, marvelling at Marie Curie and singing the songs!’
On February 18, Dan Haynes brings his Songwriters show to the town. In this long-awaited debut show, Dan Haynes pays tribute to a host of songwriter legends. From George Harrison, Paul Simon and Don Mclean to the contemporary icons Ben Howard, Damien Rice and Bon Iver. Dan promises to recreate and reimagine hit songs in this stunning concert, whilst interweaving his original music.
Having received five-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019, this show is a must-see for all lovers of acoustic music.
Ian continues, “Whether it’s in a cosy folk club still lost in the sixties, or a modern-day arena pulsing with energy, a great song never fails to capture and transport an audience. In this debut show, Dan Haynes, along with good friend Jonny Knight, pay tribute to a host of songwriter legends. This is set to be a stunning acoustic performance of music from song-writing legends and contemporary icons.”
The Element in the Room will be performed at Wem Town Hall on Saturday, February 12 at 3pm. The show is suitable for ages 7+. Tickets are £12 for adults and £5 for children. Dan Haynes’ Songwriters show comes to Wem on Friday, February 18 at 8pm. The show is suitable for ages 18+. Tickets for both shows can be purchased by calling 01939 232299 or visiting www.artsalive.co.uk.