Comedy genius: New Rope String Band

Posted on 11th December 2014 | in What's On

New Rope String BandWe are very pleased to be hosting another show under the Highlights North umbrella in February.   This time it will be an evening of music and comedy provided by the multi-talented New Rope String Band.

Once seen, never forgotten: an indefinable confusion of superb musicianship and side-splitting comic genius, the New Rope String Band are truly unique entertainers.

Elements of circus, clowning, vaudeville, slapstick and sheer inspired silliness are spliced with beautiful acoustic music from various world traditions, in precision-honed yet uproarious performances that have delighted audiences from Borneo’s Sarawak rainforest to the Shetland Folk Festival.

Equally at home in tiny village halls or on major festival stages, these three maniac minstrels mix up long-time favourite routines with ever-evolving new material. From musical gyrations to deconstructed nursery rhymes, Python-esque absurdism to pyrotechnics, dream sequences and live, interactive film, expect the hilariously unexpected.

“inspired madness” – The Scotsman

“…best thing of the festival – by popular vote!” – Belfast Children’s Festival

“…prodigious musicianship laced with their very own brand of slapstick” – The Glasgow Herald

 “They were a revelation!  I didn’t expect them to be quite as incredible as they were.” – Bob Gibbon, Director, Orkney Folk Festival

“brilliant comedy theatre… could just be the best crime movie never made” – The Guardian

Their Farewell Tour – Give ’em Enough Rope – promises to be a hilarious evening’s entertainment, suitable for all ages.  The show will be on Saturday 14 February at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, Dovecote Street, Amble.  Tickets are £8 for adults, £7 for concessions and £5 for children (under 15), and will be available from N & F Young, Amble or from Mike Dixon (01670 760007).  You can also book online at:

There will be a licensed bar at the event.


Mike Dixon

Highlights Local Promoter for Amble Parish Hall

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