Nick (playing the Goose), Sam (playing the little match girl), Craig (playing Hans) and Derek (playing piano – bdumtish!) have been squirreled away this week in rehearsals for our hilarious-and-depressing-in-equal-measure festive extravaganza TREVOR GOOSE AND HIS DARK NIGHT OF LIGHTS! The rest of the band arrive soon, and then all we need (Thursday to Saturday) is you and your friends sat around the cabaret tables in EGO’s atmospheric New York garage style indie venue, supping cocktails and having snacks delivered to your table whilst enjoying a bit of “farcical yet strangely thought-provoking” (CET) festive entertainment – with a Danish-themed raffle thrown in for good measure. If you fancy going the whole hog, you’re welcome to come dressed to fit the monochrome Dr Caligari meets 60’s jazz club theme – click here for some inspiration…
Now it’s *actually* December, it feels safe to start talking about Christmas – and so we’re pleased to confirm that yes, the rumours are true, THE GOOSE IS BACK!!
It’s been a while, but over at Talking Birds the time seemed right to celebrate Christmas with a bit of psuedo-nordic mayhem again. As you may remember, Trevor Goose & His Dark Night of Lights attempts to tell the bleak, yet moving, tale of The Little Match Girl. However, internal difficulties with the band – Hans Christian and the Andersons – as well as with a Danish tourism officer and a missing celebrity, mean the evening soon turns into the painfully amusing spectacle of a cabaret coming apart at the seams. Thankfully, and possibly consequently, the music is divine and boasts a line up of top-flight musicians – led by composer Derek Nisbet – who blast off a series of exhilarating numbers in a style which hovers between Kurt Weill and the Divine Comedy.
The Goose has become something of a cult classic and this time will be nestling in Coventry’s new EGO venue, with a cracking cabaret-style atmosphere, a well-stocked bar and musical entertainment around the main act. The cast includes Craig Stephens from Stans Cafe, Sam Fox from Kindle Theatre (who recently played Penelope in Talking Birds’ Troy Story) and sees Talking Birds’ Associate Nick Walker return in the title role.
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Dates & times : Thurs 19th-Sat 21st December 8pm (doors 7pm)
Tickets: £10 (£6 concs)
Bookings: 024 7622 6060 (£1 card transaction fee) or book BOOK TICKETS ONLINE.
Getting there: EGO, Silver Street, Coventry CV1 1JN – Situated behind Coventry Transport Museum, a short walk from Pool Meadow Bus Station/short taxi ride from Coventry Station. Parking in Bishop Street Car Park, take Inner Ring Road Junction 1, exit to Tower St.
If you’re up for a value-added alternative night out with your friends/colleagues, there are Goose with All The Trimmings party packages for tables of eight. From £15 per head, it includes a jug of The Blue Stuff cocktail, a range of snacks and a serenade at your table – call EGO on 024 7622 6060 for more details.