WHAT’S ON: Grantham theatre offers jazz and drama next week

The Ronnie Scott's Story
The Ronnie Scott's Story
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Guildhall Arts Centre offers jazz and drama in its theatre next week.

Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, led by the club’s musical director, take to the stage to celebrate ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Story’ on Thursday (May 18) at 7.30pm.

The Second Best Bed

The Second Best Bed

Combining world class live jazz from the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars Quintet, narration and rare archive photos and video footage, The Ronnie Scott’s Story is a visual and musical celebration of the club.

Charting the club’s rise from a basement bar where local musicians would jam, through its trials and tribulations and landmark performances from now-legendary jazz icons, to become the internationally acclaimed jazz venue it is today.

Mixing classic music from the jazz greats who have performed at Ronnie Scott’s, alongside tales of old Soho, miscreant musicians and police raids, this is a unique evening celebrating one of the world’s most famous jazz venues, its music, and history.

Tickets are priced at £18/£16 concessions.

l The superb one-woman play The Second Best Bed is full of both humour and pathos, and has received critical acclaim since its premier at the Swan Theatre, Worcester, in 2012.

Liz Grand stars as Anne Hathaway on the night of Shakespeare’s funeral.

When Shakespeare died, he famously left his wife Anne only one thing – the second best bed.

The wake has finished, the mourners have all gone home, leaving Anne to remember her life with the most talented playwright the world had ever seen.

Or is he?

Did he write the plays?

His widow would know if anybody did.

Wouldn’t she?

The play is on Wednesday (May 17) evening at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12.50, over-60 £10, under-26 £5.

Tickets for both events are available from the Guildhall Box Office, visit www.guildhallartscentre.com or call 01476 406158.