The People’s String Foundation performing Res Publica

The People’s String Foundation performing Res Publica

Sun 2 Aug 8pm


We are very excited to host Hever’s first ever Gypsy band (with a difference) concert!

Res Publica is a brand-new musical touring performance from brilliant South-West band The People’s String Foundation (violinist Ben Sutcliffe and co-founder and composer Zaid Al-Rikabi). This Summer, the virtuoso duo are packing a 32-piece Gypsy Orchestra into a suitcase and taking it on tour to perform their newest album release Res Publica to audiences nationwide. Using music, puppetry, art, cinematography and animation, set to the backdrop of their ‘Virtual Orchestra’, this unique show combines many art forms to create one immersive piece – sure to set your heart racing, get your toes tapping and warm the soul.

The People’s String Foundation are fast becoming the musical heavyweight of the South-West and wider folk circles, bringing to life all the dynamism, rhythm and vitality of the true Gypsy spirit in spellbinding performances. Led by Ben Sutcliffe (musical director for Rogue, Kneehigh and Bish Bash Bosh theatre companies) whose dazzling violin style has seen him playing with the likes of The Levellers, The Stranglers and The Yardbirds.   

‘Surely these musicians and this piece are worthy of consideration for this year’s Mercury  prize.’

Ralph McTell

★★★★★

The Times

‘beautifully evocative’

Chai Wallahs

‘One of the great wonders of the West. The upcoming Virtual Orchestra tour by The People’s String Foundation is an impassioned and bold project. This work, of such big heartedness and brilliance, is desperately needed!’

Charles Hazlewood

Reserved covered seating £15

Reserved covered seating Friends £13.50

Discounted Theatre and Gardens Ticket £26.70 Adult £22.05 Child

Pre-theatre suppers can be reserved with your ticket purchase.