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Matthew Robins presents NICE 19 Jan 2020 - 19 Jan 2020

We are thrilled to welcome back all-round wonderful artist and performer Matthew Robins to The Lyric in January to start our 2020 programme! 

NICE is a new show written and performed by Matthew Robins. There will be NICE new FLYBOY stories, NICE new songs, NICE new characters, for example Mr Affogato (a mystic ice-cream ghost), NICE puppets, NICE made-up games to play and competitive audience puppet making (with NICE prizes), but in case you’re worried it might be a bit too NICE there will also be songs and stories about death, monsters, and insects, and NEW for 2020: getting bullied.  

Matthew Robins is an artist and musician from Cornwall. Previous shows Flyboy is alone again this ChristmasThe Matthew Robins ShowLullabySomething Very Far AwayThe Iron Man, and most recently Drip, a musical written with Tom Wells. Matthew has also recently made films for Cat Stevens, Tori Amos, Passenger, Phil Collins, Siva, and Fyfe, and a collection of his puppets, films and songs is on permanent display in the Science Museum in London.   

NICE is suitable for adults and older children (younger children can come if they are nice).

Doors and bar open at 5:30pm for a prompt 6pm start. Tickets are £12 adults / £5 (u18), from Bridport TIC: 01308 424901 / online.


"The whole thing feels like watching a silent movie in which every aspect has been created by a wayward child genius" The Guardian


"Robins’ music is in the indie-folk vein. Peppered with pop inflections, the tunes slip easily between tempos that vary from klezmer-like jauntiness to a lilting waltz. The tales they convey are odd slivers of surreal whimsy, most of which feature the titular Flyboy. What drives his miniaturist universe is the romance of friendship and, as a corollary, an underlying longing to belong. It’s a place of boyhood crushes, loneliness and gentle obsessions  that contain an implied tolerance for taking people as they are" The Times

"Matthew Robins's incomparably eldritch shadow puppets: snipped with gothic delicacy from black paper, their crooked fingers reach directly into your imagination"  Timeout

Ticket prices

£12 / £5

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