The Final Offensives 1918

The Final Offensives 1918

Alan Felton presents the last in the series 'Lions Led by Asses' in which, by means of song, poetry and facts, he covers the final months of World War 1, culminating in an uneasy armistice on 11th November 1918... 

A Terrible Beauty

A Terrible Beauty

Alan Felton and Tim Roycroft, in song, poetry and drama, present an entertainment depicting the Irish rebellions and famines from the Vikings to 1937. The performance also covers the part that the women of Ireland played in these events... 

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Alan Felton and Tim Roycroft will be celebrating Dylan's 76th Birthday and his Nobel Prize Award for Literature. We shall look at his early years of lyrics and music. The programme will include his visits to England and Europe, his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement and Anti Vietnam protest marches and his graduating from Folk to Rock'n'Roll... 

The Yanks Are Coming

The Yanks Are Coming

This is the fourth show in the series 'Lions Led By Asses' using poetry, song and facts. We shall look at the aftermath of the Somme and Verdun, and facts leading to the US entry in to the war... 

Somme Didn't Like it Hot!

Somme Didn't Like it Hot!

Alan Felton presents part three in his World War 1 series, 'Lions Led By Asses', with words, poetry and popular songs of the year 1916. The year includes the Battle of the Somme, the Easter Rising in Ireland, the increased air attacks on London and the South, and efforts to get the USA into the war. 

The Six-Five Special

The Six-Five Special

Alan Felton and Tim Roycroft will give an insight into Skiffle, a form of entertainment influenced by American and British folk and jazz music that encouraged do-it-yourself music in the young, and the growth of Rock 'n' Roll. 

Lions Led By Asses Revisited

Lions Led By Asses Revisited

Alan Felton revisits 1914-18 to look at more poems, songs and writings concerning 'the War to end War'. Poetry was used to glorify and to discredit and song used to help forget the war... 

Pete Seeger: America's Tuning Fork

Pete Seeger: America's Tuning Fork

An insight into the life and loves of Pete Seeger, 'The Godfather of Folk'. Musician, songwriter and union activist. After his death on 20th January 2014 (aged 94), President Obama called him "America's tuning fork"... 

Vitai Lampada or The Power of Woman

Vitai Lampada or The Power of Woman

Alan Felton takes a look at selected Victorian/Edwardian poets, novelists and dramatists whose lives and works have been inspired by women. This is a revised version of his entertainment of the same name first produced at Brighton Fringe in 2010 and other festivals in that year, and includes, poems, readings and dramatic episodes... 

Lions Led by Asses 1914-1918

Lions Led by Asses 1914-1918

If there is an unquestionable 5 star element to this performance it has to be its location. Hannah House, or more technically Fringe Venue 490, is a small and homely garden flat deep in Regency Hove...