The LOST Will and Testament of Jake ThackrayBook tickets online now or call 01752 892220

Fri 8 June 7.30pm 

Tickets: £12 advance/£14 on the door. Available online, by calling 01752 892220 or in person from the Box Office

‘A hilarious and heartfelt celebration of the life and songs of one of this country’s finest and funniest wordsmiths. Highly entertaining whether you are discovering Jake for the first time, or an ardent fan.’

The late Jake Thackray is being increasingly acknowledged as one of the greatest English songwriters of the twentieth century, a unique talent, whose songs are full of poetry, wit, irreverence and humanity.

John Watterson is Jake’s biographer and the UK’s leading performer of Jake’s songs. As Fake Thackray he has toured with Fairport Convention, played at many festivals, theatres, clubs and on national radio.

John has recently uncovered 15 wonderful songs written by Jake but never released - some have lain forgotten in the BBC archives for decades, others found in Jake’s personal papers haven’t ever been heard. These songs, along with never-before told stories from the biography research plus several much-loved Jake classics, feature in John’s new show.

‘We are so pleased that Dad’s work lives on through John’s brilliant performance’.
Sam Thackray

‘John Watterson’s joy in performing Jake’s wonderful songs is obvious. My dear friend Jake was a modest and shy man, but I think he would be quietly grinning in approval… a wonderful celebration of the life and work of a unique and sadly missed artist.’
Ralph McTell

‘Terrific interpretations.’
Don Black

‘Long may John continue to keep Jake’s memory alive so skilfully’
Sir Richard Stilgoe

‘Brilliant! We can’t have Jake back but this is the next best thing’
Mike Harding