The Story so far...

Saturday 17th March

Another 1000 Years Show in Barrow upon Soar last night to a small but packed house at Humphrey Perkin's Community Centre. Every 1000 Years Show is a little bit different and there were two sections to this 95 minute show which included, once again and for the second time The Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Song, The Man Who Wouldn't Be King, the new version of Shapeshifters and a special song for Barrow along with the many of the 1000 Years staples. Thanks to all those who attended and supported the ever growing village entertainment scene.

Monday 12th March 2018

The 1000 Years Show played to 100 Rotarians at the 90th birthday celebration of Melton Mowbray Rotary Club at The Parish Church St. Mary's. The show adapts well to 'speaker' events and this was a wonderful occasion in the newly renovated church in the heart of Melton. 




1000 Years Shows began in March 2015

The initial shows were only 20 minutes in length and played every hour, on the hour, over three weeks at the time of Richard III's reburial in Leicester Cathedral. Over 100 shows were performed to visitors to Leicester during that period.

The first shows were called The Richard III Show.

The only song that wasn't about Richard was Kings & Queens. Written in 2014 it is a timeline song featuring all the monarchs from 1066 through to 2066. A verse was added as a nod to the future to make the song a round 1000 Years. The subsequent shows were given that title as they began to include other themes along the timeline.

Immediately, following the Richard III shows, I was asked to write Magna Carta show in the similar 20 minute format and by June it was ready for the 800th anniversary of the charter agreed by King John back in 1215. Like the Richard III Show, Magna Carta Show also featured the Kings & Queens song. 

By The end of July, I was performing a mixture of both shows and for the first time used the name The 1000 Years Show. Luckily, the domain was available and a website was made. 

It was during a long run of 155 shows in August 2015 that I was approached to write Agincourt. I knew the 600th anniversary was approaching and intended to mark it in the shows but with the help financial backing I was able to put time into composing a 25 minute show which was first performed in October 2015. 

The show feature nine newly composed songs and told the story of the Henry V's Agincourt campaign. Unlike the previous two shows this covered the events chronologically. Agincourt was also a more dramatic performance ending in a Battle Suite of three songs and is one of the most popular pieces in the 1000 Years catalogue. 

By the end of 2015 I had three shows and was able to perform the highlights from each under the banner The 1000 Years Show