Touring theatre continues with transatlantic music journey coming to town

Theatre is continuing on tour in Tamworth this Sunday November 19, with the unique vocals and harmonies of James Hickman and Dan Cassidy in Concert at St Francis Church.

Touring Theatre has produced a range of high-quality shows that started from April this year. All performances have been staged in familiar but unusual community locations in a bid to increase opportunities for people to experience the arts.

James Hickman and Dan Cassidy are a transatlantic duo inspired by the traditions of America and Britain. Their sound flows from the connection between British and American folk and is bursting with all the humour, heartbreak and excitement of these genres.  

Hickman’s emotive, soaring vocals and driving guitar is complemented by Cassidy’s ingenious and virtuosic fiddling.

A performance guaranteed to take audiences on a dynamic and unforgettable transatlantic journey of new and old folk music.

A show bursting with humour, heartbreak and excitement starts at 7.30pm, tickets are priced at £7.50.

Live & Local – the Midlands’ Rural and Community Touring Network – have continued to work with Tamworth community groups to provide volunteers with the tools they need to bring professional touring theatre companies to the town.

Touring Theatre is part of the two-year Arts in Unusual Spaces project funded in partnership with Arts Council England, Tamworth Borough Council and the local community.

It includes a number of exciting initiatives for Tamworth, designed to bring the arts to all corners of the community. More information is available at

Tickets are available via the Tamworth Arts and Events website at: Or call:01827 65926, or in person at St Francis Vicarage, Masefield Drive.
Phone: 01827 65926

Cllr Joy Goodall, Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Environment & Culture, said: “Don’t miss this incredible duo. This performance will be a must-see for all music lovers. The Touring Theatre project is working with groups of volunteers to provide them with the skills and confidence they need to bring touring theatre productions to venues in the community on a regular basis. As well as broadening the use of community venues, this will hopefully make it even easier for people to experience and enjoy theatre and the arts.”