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The Pendle Witch

1636. Lancaster Castle - The Witches' Tower. You are imprisoned, awaiting trial, crammed into a cell with a solitary woman who has been here for years. She tells you the story that lead to her being imprisoned, beginning at a Witchcraft Trial, twenty-four years previously. 

But she was not the accused witch. In 1612, she was nine, and she was a witness for the prosecution against the Witches of Pendle, including her own brother, sister, and mother. In this story, the infamous Jennet Device herself tells her version of the events which lead to the hanging of ten people - impossible, had it not been for Jennet's testimony - and how her fortunes fared since then.

Friday 22nd February 2019 - 7.30pm
Tickets
£13.00

Spies, Seduction and the SS: Life for women in Nazi Germany

Jane Thynne, author of the Clara Vine espionage series, will be talking about the women who were married to leading men of the Nazi regime. Set against the background of Berlin and Paris, her thrillers feature an Anglo-German actress and British Intelligence agent who treads a dangerous path to penetrate the private life of the Third Reich. The novels explore life for both ordinary and VIP women in Hitler’s misogynist and murderous society.

The world is full of books about the leading Nazis, but almost nothing is known about their wives. Yet in many cases these women were an important influence on their husbands. Some of them, like Annelies von Ribbentrop and Lina Heydrich, were considered more Nazi than their men. Others, like Emmy Goering, or Henny, the wife of Baldur von Schirach, actively interceded with their husbands on an occasional basis to save friends. Henny von Schirach actually remonstrated with Hitler over the treatment of Jews in Vienna and was banished from his presence thereafter.


Friday 8th March 2019 - 7.30pm
Tickets
£14.00

The French Connection

Violinist Darin Qualls and pianist Ayke Agus in a programme of French music including the music of Ravel, Debussy and Faure. 

A regular and popular performer at the Lichfield Festival, Darin Qualls was described as "Amazing, a truly gifted peformer!" by Andrea Murray, All Classical fm, USA.

Pianist, Ayke Agus was the accompanist to world famous violinist Jasha Heifetz for 16 years. Her piano playing has been described as that which "other pianists talk about with awe" Los Angeles Times.

Thursday 14th March 2019 - 7:30pm
Tickets
£19.50

Mrs Oscar Wilde

Constance Lloyd is rarely remembered in literary history. A feminist, a writer and a mother, she is rather remembered as the wife of one of the most infamous Victorians – Oscar Wilde. 

From her childhood days suffering at the hands of her abusive mother to blossoming into a young woman of society, Constance’s story is intriguing and varied. She had her own income, she brought up her two small children almost single-handedly and was one of the most well-known faces and names among the celebrities of London in the late 1800s. 



Friday 29th March 2019 - 7.30pm
Tickets
£15.00

Music Through The Decades

Let Me In Productions presents... Music Through The Decades

After a 12 month break, the band are back together as a five piece, collaborating with leading industry professional lighting and sound designers Anna Reddyhoff and Martin Pritchard. This concert promises to be a night to remember with a celebration of music from the last five decades, a mesmerising lighting design, very special guest appearances, all set within the sensational surroundings of St Mary's. 

Friday 5th & Saturday 6th April 2019 - 8pm 
Tickets
£16.00

The Tetra Trio

David Shaw, violin
Alex Macfarlane, viola
Pedro Silva, cello

In keeping with Lichfield Live's commitment to fostering and promoting young talent we are proud to present the thrilling Tetra Trio. Members of the Royal Academy of Music, they will perform classical and romantic works by J.S. Bach, Dohnanyi and Beethoven.

Violinist David Shaw has performed as soloist with a number of UK orchestras, Violist Alex Macfarlane is the winner of the Lorna Viola Memorial Prize and Royal Overseas League Trophy for the most Outstanding Musician and Cellist, Pedro Silva was awarded the Solo Bach Prize for cello at the Royal Academy of Music in 2014.

Thursday 18th April 2019 - 7:30pm
Tickets
£19.50

TWO 2

Reform Theatre Company/Harrogate Theatre present TWO 2 
Written by Jim Cartwright

Two 2; Jim Cartwright revisits the lives, loves and laughs of regulars in a Northern boozer. Time may have passed but the pub is still standing - just. 

Punters are now few and far between, and despite all attempts at quiz nights, karaoke and pub grub it could soon be last orders for the struggling landlord and lady.

Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th May 2019 - 7.30pm
Tickets
£15.00