Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss, Between You and Me, Weds 16th Oct

Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss  - Between You and Me

Wednesday 16th October 7.30pm

Tickets £14.00 TheatreCards £12.50


Poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss are coming to Louth Riverhead Theatre on Wednesday 16th October at 7.30pm to present a hilarious night of words, music & breath-taking comedy, featuring songs, stories and a musical created out of thin air!

You may have heard of him as as the Bard of Barnsley, Ian McMillan, whose rip-roaring poetry shows are legendary, hosts weekly hit radio show The Verb. He’s Poet-in-Residence for Barnsley FC, The Academy of Urbanism and, until recently, English National Opera. He’s a regular on BBC Breakfast, Pointless Celebrities, Coast, Countryfile, Pick of the Week, Last Word and The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes (C4). He was featured on The South Bank Show and cast away on Desert Island Discs.


Ian is teamed up with Luke Carver Goss who has recorded & performed with his own group, the acclaimed Carver Trio, as well as the Balkan singer Tea Hodzic, jazz singer Tina May and story-teller Daniel Morden in the group The Devil’s Violin. Recent works with Ian include Snappy Opera The Magical Music Tree for Mahogany Opera Group, Looking for a Stable for Scunthorpe Rotary and local choirs, Tiger Tales for Holmfirth Arts Festival, a new carol A Single Snowflake Falls for Chester Music Society and soon a new piece for Chapel-en-le-Frith Male Voice Choir’s Centenary. ‘Luke Carver Goss is a composer who creates big worlds of sound... British music at its most ingenious’ John L Walters, The Guardian His Last Train to Elvet for Durham Brass Festival & Tredegar Town Band - ‘a journey rich in emotional range pulled off with the most delicate and intricately woven touch’ Colin Robson, Durham County Arts Officer - follows Pure Gold: a 4X4 relay for the Cultural Olympiad, Homing In for The Sage Gateshead and compositions for Black Dyke Brass Band, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Birmingham Contemporary Music


Reviews include;


‘the verbal gymnastics of a north country Spike Milligan coupled with the comic timing of Eric

Morecambe’ Frome Festival

‘great double act and thoroughly enjoyed by all the audience’ Ashbourne Arts Festival

‘one of the best evenings of entertainment I have ever experienced’ Clwyd Theatre Cymru

‘A triumph. Ian and Luke were superb, a great night all round’ Westhead Village Hall

‘a high energy performance magically using the meaning and sounds of words with some delightful

gentle music. The audience had a smile to take home’ Norton in Hales Jubilee Hall

‘up there with the very best I’ve seen’ BURC, Spittall

‘the best thing I’ve seen in 19 years’ Lockington Village Hall

‘the Village Hall itself shook with laughter’ Oldbury

‘inching towards the status of a National Treasure’ Andy Kershaw

‘world-class – one of today’s greatest poetry performers’ Carol Ann Duffy

‘From the moment Ian bounds on to the stage and introduces the person who will then introduce him and Luke, it is a non-stop high energy flow of humour, music and poetry. Luke’s songs and musicianship are tender, sometimes witty and often accompanied by Ian’s poems as a low key Barnsley rap. Everyone went home happy.’ Ashbourne Arts Festival

Tickets for Between You and Me can be purchased by calling Box Office on 01507 600350 between 10am-1pm Monday - Saturday or online at louthriverheadtheatre.com

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