Join us for Jim Causley’s and Sally Sedgman’s Christmas! “A Delightfully Devonian Christmas Double-Bill!”
Chaos at Christmas:Sally Sedgman will perform her ‘Chaos at Christmas’, or to give it its fuller title: “The Chaos Theory of Life after Christmas!” an hilarious guide to putting the festive season into perspective that everyone in the family will relate to!
Causley at Christmas:
Join Jim in celebrating the Christmas season as he entertains you with lesser known West Country carols, medieval and secular carols from around the British Isles, his own settings of moving Christmas poems by his relative, the late Cornish poet Charles Causley as well a gurt dollop of festive fun with songs of over-indulgence and even a spot of panto too! If you are feeling a little dismayed with the over-commercialisation of “Christmas present” then join Jim for a journey through Christmas past that will be guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit!
Sally Sedgman is an acclaimed After Dinner Speaker and entertainer – which she describes as “standing up and showing off!” She hosted her own show on BBC Radio Devon as well as appearances on Radio 4 and BBC2. On ITV Sally had her own series for Carlton Westcountry: ‘Hurrah for Sally Sedgman!’
She has also been the host for celebrity chef Michael Caines “Ladies Do Lunch” for twenty years.
Sally is witty, entertaining, charming and slightly bonkers. If you are seeking a raconteur who can entertain, inform and amuse with fully rounded vowels and a cut glass accent, then look no further!
SPECTATOR: “Sally Sedgman has a gift for comedy and her accent (which I found alluring) is dying out.”
DAILY EXPRESS: “There were lots of posh ladies, but Sally Sedgman sounded posher than all the other ladies put together!”
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: “The Sedgman voice is so posh as to be nigh incomprehensible, but she sends herself up with style. She had me hooting with laughter.”
Jane Treays director and producer at BBC 2 “Sally Sedgman is this lovely, eccentric, slightly mad lady, but a real star. Her delivery and timing are perfect, which taken together with her great sense of humour, ensures that everyone hangs on her every word!”
Jim Causley is a folk-singer, award winning songwriter, musician, proud Devonian and all-round entertainer. He grew up in a wassailing village not far from Sidmouth Folk Festival, sang with Wren Music before heading to Newcastle University to study on their brand new degree course in Folk & Traditional Music. He rose to prominence singing with The Devil’s Interval and Mawkin as well as touring with Waterson, Carthy and David Rotheray. In recent years his work has focused on his musical settings of poems by his relative Charles Causley, penning his own songs and reviving lost gems from his home county.
Six times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee
“The finest singer of his generation” Mojo Magazine
“A voice in a million” Geoff Lakeman
Online ticket: £16.00
On the door: £18.00
Please note: the priory is an intimate venue and Jim’s gigs sell out quickly. Please book promptly to avoid disappointment.