The Bard of Barnsley

The Ian McMillan Orchestra, Alnwick Playhouse, Thursday, April 7, 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50, £15.50 conc.

PREPARE for a night of astonishing, awesome and beautiful songs presented by the Bard of Barnsley, Ian McMillan, and composer Luke Carver Goss, with a jaw-dropping band of ensemble players.

It will be a scintillating night of poems, music, comedy and improvisation.

This date at the Playhouse is the only chance to see Ian, who has previously appeared on The South Bank Show, in Northumberland on this nationwide tour.

Ian is poet-in-residence for the English National Opera among others and a regular on Pick of the Week, The Arts Show, The Today Programme, You & Yours and Have I Got News For You?

The Ian McMillan Orchestra also have a new album, Homing In, coming out on Wednesday, April 6.