Autumn 2017 is here. We will be doing a short run of shows on the Southern Oxford canal. Click on the venue for more details about the venue and booking:

Day/date Time Venue
Sat Sep 23rd 7.30pm Cropredy village hall OX17 1PA
Thurs Oct 13th & Fri Oct 14th 7.30pm Barlow Theatre B69 4SP
Sat Oct 21st 7.30pm Shipton-on-Cherwell village hall


Tues Oct 24th 7.45pm St Margaret’s Institute Oxford OX2 6TN
Thurs Oct 26th 7.30pm The Rock of Gibraltar, Enslow OX5 3AY
Fri Oct 27th 7.30pm Wolvercote village hall, Oxford OX2 8AB
Sun Oct 29th 6pm Unicorn Theatre, Checker Walk, Abingdon OX14 3JB


Here is our complete schedule for Summer 2017 for reference.


Click on the postcode for a link to a map. And you can see the whole tour as a map at the foot of the page.


Date Time Venue Postcode
Sat Apr 15th 2.30pm Ellesmere Port Museum CH65 4FW
Mon Apr 24th 7.30pm The Cruising Association, Limehouse ** E14 8BT
Apr 25th 4pm The Ragged School Museum, 46-50 Copperfield Rd

Please note: this is an old building – there are three flights of stairs to the performance space and no lift

E3 4RR
Wed April 26th 7.30pm London Canal Museum, King’s Cross ** N1 9RT
Sat 29th 6pm The Beer Tent, Stone wharf, Cavalcade at Little Venice. Isobel’s War  (Kate Saffin) W2 6ND
Sun 30th 6pm The Beer Tent, Stone wharf, Cavalcade at Little Venice. Idle Women and Judies (Heather Wastie) W2 6ND
Sat 29th/Sun 30th 11am-12noon A rolling programme of short pieces in the marquee on Rembrandt Gardens. Drop in, take the weight off your feet for ten minutes and enjoy 1943! W2 6ND
Mon May 1st 6pm Dorchester Festival, Oxfordshire OX10 7HH
Wed May 3rd 7.30pm Horsenden Hill Farm, Perivale

Bring a chair or rug to sit on (or even both)

Fri May 5th

Sat May 6th



Hillingdon Canal Club, Uxbridge


Batchworth Canal Centre, Rickmansworth



Sun May 7th 7.30pm  King’s Head, Hunton Bridge WD4 8RE
Thurs May 11th 7.30pm Globe Leighton Buzzard LU7 2TA
Fri May 11th 7.30pm Simpson village hall, Simpson, MK ** MK6 3AD
Sat May 13th 7pm Lionheart’s Cruising Club, MK MK14 5EL
Tues May 16th 3pm Woolstone Community Centre, MK  SO19 9FU
Sat May 20th 2.30pm The Museum Quarry Field, Stoke Bruerne, in assoc with Northants IWA rally

Idle Women and Judies (45 min)

NN12 7SE
Sun May 21st 2.30pm The Museum Quarry Field, Stoke Bruerne, in assoc with Northants IWA rally

Isobel’s War (50 min)

NN12 7SE
Wed May 24th 7.30pm Rugby Boats/Narrow Boat Inn nr Weedon NN7 4SF
Thurs May 25th 7.30pm Heart of England, High Street, Weedon NN7 4QD
May 28th 6.30pm Fishery Wharf café, Boxmoor

Part of a weekend of entertainment with a floating market – check out what else is on offer

May 30th 7.30pm The Boat Inn, Birdingbury CV23 8HQ
Fri June 2nd 7.30pm Foundry Wood, Leamington

Bring a chair or rug to sit on (or even both)

CV32 6AF
Sun June 4th 2pm Saltisford Arm, Warwick ** CV34 5RJ
Mon June 5th

Tue June 6th



Hatton locks café, Canal Rd, Hatton, Warwick

The Navigation Lapworth

CV35 7JL

B94 6NA

Thurs June 8th 7.30pm Centrala, Minerva, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RT
Sat June 10th 7.30pm Titford Pumphouse, Engine St, Oldbury ** B69 4NL
Tues June 13th 7.30pm Tipton Civic Society: St Martin’s & St Paul’s Church, Owen Street, Tipton. ** DY4 8ET
Thurs June 22nd 7.30pm Dog and Doublet, Dog Ln, Sutton Coldfield B76 9JD
Sat June 24th 5pm Braunston Marina: as part of the historic boat festival. Reserve or get there early to bag a seat for this one! NN11 7JH
Sun June 25th 2pm Tamworth Cruising Club. B77 1BS
Wed June 28th 7.30pm The Samuel Barlow, Tamworth B78 1AS
Thurs June 29th 7.30pm The King’s Head, Old Watling St, Atherstone CV9 2PA
Sat July 1st 7.30pm Bermuda Centre, Nuneaton CV10 7HU
Mon July 3rd 7.30pm The Anchor, Hartshill, Nuneaton CV10 0RT
Wed July 5th & Thurs July 6th 7.30pm Greyhound, Hawkesbury junction

Tickets Wednesday. Tickets Thursday.

Mon July 10th 7.30pm The Barley Mow, Newbold CV21 1HW
Tues July 11th 7.30pm Bridge 66 café, Clifton Cruisers CV23 0EY
Wed July 12th 7.30pm Canalchef café, Hillmorton middle lock CV21 4PP
Thurs July 13th



Sun July 16th






The Admiral Nelson, Braunston


The Booksmith, The Royal Ordnance Depot,
Weedon Bec (extra show! Booking details to follow)

NN11 7HJ




Wed July 19th 7.30pm Stoke Bruerne museum NN12 7SE
Fri July 21st 7.30pm The Barley Mow, Cosgrove MK19 7JD
And we will be moored at the pub over the weekend for the Buckingham Canal festival so pop in and see what life was like for a trainee.
Sun July 23rd 6pm George St Community Centre, Fenny Stratford  MK2 2NR
Thurs July 27th 7pm Frogmore Paper Museum **

We’re planning a fish and chip supper to go with this one (a favourite of the trainees)

Mon July 31st 7.30pm The Rising Sun, George St, Berkhamsted (was Cowroast Inn. Please note venue change) HP4 2EG
Tues 1st Aug 7.30pm The Rising Sun, Berkhamsted HP4 2EG
Aug 5th 7.30pm The Pirate Castle, Oval Rd, Camden NW1 7EA

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