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It's a hundred and forty-five years ago since The Cutty Sark made her maiden voyage. This fine cargo vessel became the lifeblood of Britain, turning us into a nation of tea drinkers, as she imported those essential leaves from China.

Now a museum, the lower hold now contains displays of tea chests and other artefacts relating to the ship's extraordinary history. At least most of the time. Earlier this year, something new arrived at The Cutty Sark - but it only appears after hours. During the evening, all the museum props are moved out and the lower hold is converted into a Studio Theatre, especially designed for entertaining visitors with cabaret, comedy, one-man shows, lectures, musical performances, and small-scale dramas. The autumn series runs between 17th - 10th November. All performances begin at 7.45pm and cost between 15 - 20. Shows are proving very popular and a number have already sold out, so if you are interested, you should book quickly.

Nicholas Parsons: Just a Laugh a Minute
18th October

Impressionist, Nicholas Parsons takes audiences on a humorous journey through his life and career.

Andy Kershaw: The Adventures of Andy Kershaw
19th October

Broadcaster and foreign correspondent, Andy Kershaw, presents a fascinating audio-visual treat as he share recollections of life on the front line of some of the world's most extreme and dangerous countries.

Sean Hughes: Live Forever
20th October

Actor and comedian, Sean Hughes takes an honest look at life with an eclectic performance that includes poetry and a three-minute musical.

Anna Noakes and Gabriella Dall'Olio: Toward the Sea

Musicians, Anna Noakes and Gabriella Dall'Olio, explore the journeys taken by The Cutty Sark through a musical performance on the flute and harp.

Quincy and Dane Baptiste: Black to Black
2nd November

Comedian, Dane Baptiste thinks back on a lifetime trying to find a place in society amongst gangs, grammar-schooling and strict parenting. He asks 'is there a place for Citizen Dane?' Meanwhile, Quincy muses on the world at large, and shares observations about life as a single parent.

Jason Yarde: Blue Box Diaries
8th November

Composer, Jason Yarde, presents a soundscape project. Using his saxophone, voice, and 'found sounds', he creates a multi-layered and rhythmical composition by adding delays, loopers, harmonizers, and tone crunchers.
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Why? Fun for music lovers
When: 17th Oct - 10th Nov
Phone: 44 (0)20 8312 6608
Website: www.rmg.co.uk
Where: Cutty Sark
Cost: 15-20
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