Laugh away your January blues at The Pound with comedy,
theatre, music and dance for all ages.

Whether you need to sober up from new year celebrations or laugh away those winter cobwebs, The Pound’s new January – April 2013 programme can offer a silver lining to the January cloud.

“We’ve got a varied and accessible season of events this Spring” said Michael Cainen, Programme Manager at The Pound. He continued; “There’s live theatre, comedy, dance and music as well as film to inspire and uplift audiences in these coming cold and dark months”.

To stay happily sober this January, meet Oliver Reed in the flesh as he tells his life story in a blistering one man show. Rob Crouch brings Reed back to life in a humorous and compelling performance. Set in Malta in 1999, Reed’s days are numbered as he looks back over his chequered life of adventures and mis-haps.

Comedian Jo Caulfield is sure to give you a few giggles later in January as she brings her latest show Better the Devil You Know to Pound Arts. Star of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Jo tells acerbic stories about dating, relationships, bad service, wrestling with a self-scanner in Tesco and humiliating herself in public.

A perfect way to forget about the cold and gloom outside is with a good film and Pound Screen has plenty of comedy, romance, period epics and action in its increased programme including Meryl Streep in Hope Springs and Colin Firth in Gambit. Pound Screen will not only be screening on Thursdays but Fridays and Saturday mornings.


In this new season, The Pound is introducing ‘Pound Scream’ screenings for parents with babies of 18 months or younger, offering a relaxed showing of films with dim lighting left on and baby changing facilities.


The new season also features a striking range of exhibitions including a spectacular collection of wireworks by Celestino Valenti and Cathy Miles as well as an exhibition of digital art by Neville Gabie, who was artist in residence for the Olympic Delivery Authority.


There’s plenty to choose from this season and don’t forget if you are 16 or under you can now apply for £1 tickets to a selection of live events at The Pound (subject to availability).

Pick up a new brochure for a full list of events or visit our website. Find us on Facebook or Twitter by searching ‘Pound Arts’.

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