ENJOY an evening with larger than life British actor Brian Blessed when he appears at The Anvil on Sunday, 16 September. Known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television, and his many appearances in Shakespearian productions, his eloquence and humour will have the audience captured from the moment he walks on stage until the moment he leaves. He’ll include anecdotes from Flash Gordon and Blackadder, and, as an avid climber, there will be tales of Everest and Kilimanjaro too.

His show may not be suitable for people of a nervous disposition or those who aren’t expecting the odd expletive.

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus at The Haymarket on Wednesday, 19 September for tales, laughs and diversions.

Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man (best known from Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled) drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.

Adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly. Suitable for ages 14 and over.

Derek Acorah brings his show Love, Life, Laughter to The Haymarket the following evening (September 20).

Following his appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, which saw him reach the final, this entertaining medium takes to the road.

Now comes your chance to experience just what makes Derek one of the foremost names in the world of psychic phenomena, as well as a celebrity, author and accomplished live performer like no other.

Evenings of mediumship are not scientifically proven and are presented for educational and entertainment purposes only. The show is suitable for those aged and 16 and over.

After its sell-out performance in 2017, the award-winning Carpenters Story is back at The Anvil on Friday, 21 September, celebrating the music of one of the most successful pop duos in music history, Richard and Karen Carpenter.

The production continues to captivate audiences with its spectacular re-creation of the songbook that made The Carpenters renowned in the world of popular music including (They Long To Be) Close To You, Yesterday Once More, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, A Song For You, and Rainy Days and Mondays.

The outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley and pianist/artistic director Phil Aldridge take centre-stage, accompanied by Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements performed by the talented musicians live on stage, and a stage-wide backdrop of state-of-the-art video projection.

For more information or for tickets, visit anvilarts.org.uk or call the Anvil Arts box office on 01256 844244.