It is not even summer yet, but The Colour House Theatre at Merton Abbey Mills already has fliers announcing Abbeyfest 2014. It looks like they just couldn't wait to get the party rolling. Usually the festival is in July and August, but for the first time they are presenting a Spring Abbeyfest as well. From the 2nd - 30th March there will be a programme of music, comedy and theatre to enjoy.
This is Country 5th March, 8pm, £10
Pete Storm and Kelly Michelle pay tribute to great country musicians and singers such as a Johnny Cash, June Carter, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Glen Campbell, and even Elvis Presley.
Tony Howe's Midsummer Night's Dream 7th March, 8pm, £8.50
Tony Howe plays seventeen parts in this one man show.
Whiteout 14t March, 8pm, £5
Whitehouse is a rock band consisting of five seventeen year olds from Kings College that play original and cover music.
Louder Than Liberty 19th March, 8pm, £7/£5
A poetry night of wit, wisdom, and melody.
20th March, 7.30pm, £8/£6
Written and performed by Jack Reeves, it explores the changing attitudes people have towards the disabled, covering the year of his birth 1989 to present day.
Six Degrees Entertainment
8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th March, £8
Saturday night performances from True Gold, Owen Paul, Matt Backer, and McGoozer.
The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes
21st March, 7.30pm, £10/£8
A one man show telling the exploits of the greatest fictional sleuth of all time.
The Sound Lounge
26th March, 7.30pm, £2
Featuring the Dave Bourne Band, Graham Brooks, and more.
New Writers' Night
27th & 28th March, 7.30pm, £8/£6
A series of one act ten minute plays by new writers.
BB's Blues Club
2nd, 9th, 16th, & 23rd March, 8pm-11pm, Free
Blues music on Sundays features Roadhouse, Nigel Bagge Band, Voodoo Room, and Chloee Christmas.