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Home What's On Music Graeme Danby and Valerie Reid - Across the Atlantic

Music: Graeme Danby and Valerie Reid - Across the Atlantic

The words, humour and music of Flanders and Swann in tandem with the caustic wit of Tom Lehrer will take you on a wonderfully funny journey of life from across the pond.

International opera singers Graeme Danby and Valerie Reid, along with celebrated accompanist Lydia Newlands, present favourites such as The Gnu, A Transport of Delight, The Hippopotamus, The Gasman Cometh and the caustic humour of Tom Lehrer in I Hold Your Hand In Mine, The Irish Ballad, Agnes and the iconic Poisoning Pigeons In The Park.

This is an exciting event featuring two exceptional singers making their Rosehill Theatre debut.

Graeme was born in Consett, County Durham, and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Canadian baritone Bruce Boyce. In an operatic career that now spans over 30 years, Graeme is recognised as one of the most prolific character bass soloists of his generation.

Mezzo-soprano Valerie studied at the former Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) with Patricia McMahon, the National Opera Studio and Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, with Martin Isepp. She was the first opera singer to perform on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury and understands how the power and beauty of the voice can captivate an audience.

Graeme and Valerie are high-profile academics and are currently visiting Professors of Practice at the University of Cumbria. Valerie focuses on vocal development while Graeme deals with the day-to-day running and planning of the performing arts team alongside being strategic lead on many national projects.

Pre-performance dining

The Green Room is open for Sunday lunch from 12pm. Please note the restaurant is very busy before performances and reservations are essential. Call the box office on 01946 692422 or book online.

Food in the Foyers
Food in the Foyers is ideal for anyone seeking a lighter bite in an informal setting. Available from 1.30pm, we offer savoury and sweet options - or why not choose both!

Savoury box
Smoked salmon and cream cheese blinis
Cumberland sausage scotch egg*
Red onion and Parmesan savoury scone
Thornby Moor farmhouse cheddar
Salad slaw (red cabbage, white cabbage, carrots)
(*Vegetarian scotch egg available - please state at time of booking)

Sweet box
Scone, clotted cream, strawberry jam
Jefferson's Rum Nicky frangipane
Chocolate and hazelnut choux bun
Lemon and raspberry tart

Call the box office on 01946 692422 to order Food in the Foyers or book with your tickets. You are welcome to ask for your sweet box to be served during the interval. If you'd like to take advantage of this option please contact the box office.

Performance times and tickets

  • Sunday 27 January • 3pm
  • Tickets £22 • £12 U26
    Plus booking fee

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  • Please note a booking fee of up to £1.50 is applicable to most transactions

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