brilliance

1948 and 1963, winter. Everyone is gathering in the village hall. 

Lightning has struck the hall roof.  Mrs Atkinson has called the repairman – a man who can fix a creaking door, chimneys that smoke.  And in he comes with his daughter, bright blue eyes full of brilliance, like an animal in from the woods.

Long after its arrival in the city, the slow process of rural electrification is starting to illuminate every corner and crevice of village life. As the dark evenings hold us in, 240 volts of alternating current and the humble electric light bulb allow us to gather and sing long into the night.

From the company that brought you It’s A Wonderful LifeThe Iranian Feast and Brave Folk, we now bring you Brilliance a show with music made especially for village halls.

Day Date Time Venue Box Office
Thur 18-Oct-18 8.00pm Farnham Maltings, Surrey GU9 7QR 01252 745444 Book tickets
Fri 19-Oct-18 7.45pm St Mary’s Church Hall, East Sussex TN22 4NG 07734 947509
Sat 20-Oct-18 7.30pm Kingsclere Village Club, Hampshire RG20 5NH 01635 298370
Wed 24-Oct-18 7.30pm St Mary’s Church, Ash Vale, Hampshire GU12 5JE 07761 191060
Thur 25-Oct-18 7.30pm Dummer Village Hall, Hampshire RG25 2AK 07808 044796
Fri 26-Oct-18 7.30pm Bletchingley Village Hall, Surrey RH1 4PA 01883 743334
Sat 27-Oct-18 7.30pm Stedham Memorial Hall, West Sussex GU29 0NQ 01730 810196
Sun 28-Oct-18 3.00pm Alciston & Selemeston Village Hall, East Sussex BN26 6UD 01323 811396
Wed 31-Oct-18 7.30pm South Scarle Community Centre, Nottinghamshire NG23 7JX 01636 892003
Thur 01-Nov-18 7.30pm Rolleston Village Hall, Nottinghamshire NG23 5SG 01572 490857
Fri 02-Nov-18 7.30pm Clows Top Victory Hall, Worcestershire DY14 9HD 07788 604542
Sat 03-Nov-18 7.00pm Leicester Forest East Parish Hall, Leicestershire LE3 3JD 0116 2390039
Sun 04-Nov-18 7.30pm Skegness Grammar School, Lincolnshire PE25 2QS 01754 881176
Wed 07-Nov-18 7.30pm Sanquar,Town Hall, Scotland DG4 6BL 01659 50514
Thur 08-Nov-18 7.30pm Carsphairn Village Hall, Scotland DG7 3TQ 01644 420374
Fri 09-Nov-18 7.30pm Crathes Public Hall, Scotland AB31 5JN 01330 844002
Sat 10-Nov-18 7.30pm Hay Memorial Hall, Scotland AB45 2EH 01261 843006
Sun 11-Nov-18 7.30pm Kemnay Village Hall, Scotland AB51 5SS 01467 642177
Wed 14-Nov-18 7.30pm New Deer Public Hall, Scotland AB53 6WE 01771 644217
Thur 15-Nov-18 7.30pm Tullynessle & Forbes Public Hall, Scotland AB33 8QN 01975 563154
Fri 16-Nov-18 6.30pm Howick Village Hall, Northumberland NE66 3LE 01665 577384
Sat 17-Nov-18 7.30pm Watson Institute, Cumbria CA8 9LT 01228 670054
Sun 18-Nov-18 7.30pm Arnside Educational Institute, Lancashire LA5 0DF 01524 762254
Wed 21-Nov-18 2.30pm The Alexander Centre, Kent ME13 8NZ 01795 594460
Fri 23-Nov-18 7.30pm Freckenham Village Hall, Suffolk IP28 8JB 01638 720118
Sat 24-Nov-18 7.30pm Loyd Lindsay Rooms, Oxfordshire OX12 8PS 01235 832240
Wed 28-Nov-18 7.30pm Bedales Events, Hampshire GU32 2DG 0333 6663366
Thur 29-Nov-18 7.30pm Frimley Green Methodist Church Hall, Hampshire GU16 6HF 01252 517045
Fri 30-Nov-18 8.00pm Hullavington Village Hall, Wiltshire SN14 0TX 01666 837569
Sat 01-Dec-18 7.30pm Trowbridge Town Hall,  Wiltshire BA14 8EQ 01225 774306
Sun 02-Dec-18 7.30pm Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre, Surrey RH7 6AB 01342 833893
Thur 06- Dec-18 7.30pm Dorchester on Thames Village Hall, Oxfordshire OX10 7HR 01865 340792
Fri 07- Dec- 18 7.30pm Swallowfield Parish Hall, Berkshire RG7 1QX 01189 885989
Sat 08- Dec-18 7.45pm St Johns Hall, Mortimer Common, Berkshire RG7 3TF 07956 245295
Sun 09-Dec-18 7.30pm Steeple Aston Village Hall, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX25 4SF 01869 340423

Photograph by Shayne Shaw, Beyond Infinity Photo