"America Over The Water"
message is being sent to a range of people to draw attention to a
major ACE sponsored tour which is taking place this
'I found it very touching indeed…truly moving.' David Attenborough
America Over the Water is a unique and powerful show that takes you on an epic song-hunting journey through the heartlands of America’s deep South in 1959, when Shirley Collins, a young folk-singer from Sussex accompanied America’s renowned folklorist, Alan Lomax. This enthralling story told by Shirley and actor Pip Barnes with passion and humour, is illustrated with rare and remarkable music and pictures.
The tour coincides with the publication of the revised paperback edition of the book which includes photographs that were not available at the time of the hardback publication.
Dates for "America Over The Water"
The show will tour in the Autumn with the support of the Arts Council.
Dates confirmed so far:
Friday September 15th Glasshouse Studio Theatre
Box Office: 01384 399400
Thursday September 21st Square Chapel Halifax West
Box Office:01422 349422
Sunday September 24th Cranleigh Arts Centre Surrey 7.30pm
Box Office:08456 128128
Friday September 29th Purcell Rooms, South Bank, London
Details and times TBA
Wednesday October 4th Brewery Arts Centre Kendal Cumbria
Box Office:01539 725133
Thursday October 5th Rose Theatre Edge Hill Ormskirk
Box Office:01695 584480
Friday October 6th Ilkley Literature Festival Otley West
Box Office:01943 816714
Saturday October 7th Holywell Rooms Oxford 8.00pm
Box Office:01865 305305
Wednesday October 11th The Point Cardiff 7.30pm
Box Office:029 2046 0873
Thursday October 12th The Cube Bristol 8.00pm
Box Office:0117 907 4190
Sunday October 15th Independent & Radical
Bookfair Bongo Club Edinburgh 6.00pm
Box Office: 0131 662 9112
Friday October 20th Terry O'Toole Theatre N. Hykeham Lincs 7.30pm
Box Office:01522 883311
Tuesday October 24th Off The Shelf Sheffield South
Box Office:0114 273 4716
Saturday November 4th Helmsley Arts Centre North Yorkshire 7.30pm
Friday November 10th Stamford Arts Centre Lincolnshire
Box Office:01780 763203
There is further information, updates, and details of other shows that Shirley is involved in this autumn at:-