(Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch, Sept 15)

North Shropshire Folk’s first guests of the autumn season are Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith on Saturday, September 15 at 8pm at The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch Leisure Centre.

They are one of the finest duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years.

Their outstanding vocal work, sensitive instrumentation and powerful social conscience have brought them widespread critical acclaim.

They play traditional music from the British Isles on guitar and banjo with superb vocal harmonies.

n Tickets at £12 adults, £10 adult concessions and £6 young people are available online at, on 01948 660660 or 07506724572.


(Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, Sept 13-15)

John Howard’s electrifying production debuted at Theatre Severn in February 2018, receiving an unanimously positive response and demanding a revival this September. Set against the backdrop of a world at war in 1916, Poppyfields tells a captivating tale of love, loss, sacrifice and brotherhood.

Documenting the lives of four principal characters, Poppyfields takes the audience on an emotional journey from a Home Front rife with class divide, conscription and suffrage, to the horror of the Battle of the Somme.

An immensely poignant and respectful story, highlighting the young people that gave their lives for their country a century ago.

Featuring a special performance from the Military Wives Choir as part of the matinee show on Saturday, September 15.

n Tickets are £16 and for more details contact Theatre Severn on 01743 281 281 or email


(Crewe Lyceum, Sept 16)

Direct from its success at London’s Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, a sold-out worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!

Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits, including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound and many more.

Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

n Tickets are £25.50, £24 for concessions. Call 01270 368 242.