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Update: ERC and Maxine Peake tickets going fast - the Trades Club have been in touch to warn locals that tickets for the ERC gig featuring TV star Maxine Peake are going very quickly. Club spokesman Paul Clarke said:
'Thanks to the coverage on Hebweb we sold over 100 tickets on day one so if you want a ticket for this unique collaboration then you need to be really quick as they will be soon be gone." Thursday, 13 December 2012

Actor Maxine Peake brings Pendle Witches show to The Trades Club

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Maxine PeakeSilk and Dinnerladies star Maxine Peake joins the Eccentronic Research Council (ERC) to narrate a show about the Pendle Witches at the Trades Club.

Maxine will taking on the narration duties as the ERC kick up a storm of synth pop as the musical accompaniment to prose poems based on a psychogeographical trip taken by a priest and a nun from Salford to Pendle to learn more about the town's most notorious daughters.

Below is a short clip of The Eccentronic Research Council playing live on BBC2's The Culture Show..

"Maxine is one of our best young actors so we had to fit this gig in around her incredibly busy filming schedule so it's a real coup to get the onle only Yorkshire date for this fascinating show," says Ents Manager Mal Campell. "ERC's live set with Maxine was a big hit at the award winning Festival Number 6 held at Portmerion."

RADA trained Maxine's career really took off last year when she played hard as nails barrister Martha Costello QC in the smash hit legal drama Silk.

Her career really kicked off when she joined Victoria Wood to play dim Twinkle in Dinnerladies. Since then she won plaudits playing the feisty Veronica in Shameless and the critics loved her portrayal of Myra Hindley in See No Evil: The Moors Murders.

She is also an accomplished stage actor taking on acclaimed roles in Terence's Rattigan's Deep Blue Sea at West Yorkshire Playhouse, the title role in Miss Julie at Manchester's Royal Exchange as well as writing, directing and starring in a BBC radio drama about legendary cyclist Beryl Burton.

Maxine Peake and ERC play the Trades Club on Saturday January 19th and tickets are available at 12pm on Weds 12th December at the club or at www.wegottickets.com. Tickets are limited to four per person.

See also:


Guardian: Maxine Peake moves from TV to music, with added witchcraft (25 August 2012)

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