Shanklin Theatre

ALAN TITCHMARSH AND MICHAEL MORPURGO SET TO APPEAR AT DRUMMING AND STRUMMING

Alan Titchmarsh
Alan Titchmarsh

TV’s Alan Titchmarsh and author Michael Morpurgo are among the guests added to the Drumming and Strumming for Shanklin Theatre on Thursday 28th April.

Sir Michael Morpurgo, who is known for War Horse and Private Peaceful, joins TV gardener, author and broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh and Welsh singer/songwriter Martyn Joseph. Founding member of The Rolling Stones, Dick Taylor, one of The Pretty Things, will also make an appearance.

Chesney Hawkes, The 4 of Us and BBC DJ Mark Radcliffe were confirmed for the event earlier this month.

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Meanwhile, a host of Island bands will also be taking part, including The Rare Breeds Medicine Show featuring JC Grimshaw, Greg Barnes, Fallen Riders, Amy Jolliffe and The Solar Escape.

Organisers Tilly Grimshaw and Jake Curran said:

“We are amazed with the lineup that we have been able to organise for this year’s Drumming and Strumming for Shanklin Theatre. Tune into the premiere on our YouTube channel on April 28 at 7pm! Huge thanks to everyone that helped make the concert as great as it is and don’t forget to donate to Shanklin Theatre.”

Sir Michael Morpurgo
Sir Michael Morpurgo

Shanklin Theatre Chairman Vic Farrow has said:

“We are so pleased that Tilly and Jake have chosen to repeat Drumming and Strumming for Shanklin Theatre this year and we thank them most sincerely for all their time and effort in putting together another great lineup.”

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Back for its second year, Drumming and Strumming for Shanklin Theatre is an online concert aiming to raise cash for Shanklin Theatre:

Watch it on YouTube at 19:00 on Thursday 28th April at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwDjjDH3nb_y-xnQhbr_6Eg.

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