THE NEW ROPE STRING BAND: GIGS
If you came here hoping to see a live performance by the New Rope String Band, well, you'’re too late. Finally, the New Rope String Band came to the end of their tether. The sheer strain of spreading joy around the world for more than 25 years as Old and New Rope has proved too much. Audiences' laughter muscles have been stretched and twanged and they, too, needed a rest.
Before these ageing folk-cabaret artistes went their separate ways, heading for new and exciting theatrical and musical horizons, they did a farewell lap of honour, a celebratory extravaganza of their finest routines with some specially-created final flourishes. Fish tanks, boiled eggs, fiddles, banjos, cardboard guitars, theremins, explosions, interactive films, drainpipes, mermaids, pink y-fronts, thrills, spills, tears and hilarity, all culminating in a final gig and party weekend on Halloween 2015.
And though you can no longer see them live, the DVD of that final gig at The Tyne Theatre and Opera House on 31st October 2015 has been released.
Head over to the Casting Off page to buy a copy or three. £15 each, plus P&P at cost.