LEDBURY’S Market Theatre has a busy and varied programme of entertainment in store for audiences over the next couple of months.

On Saturday, February 6 the venue welcomes The Big Blues Tribe, a nine-piece blues band described as a “triumph of musicianship and enthusiasm over practicality and logic”.

The following Saturday, February 13, families can enjoy the People’s Theatre Company’s production of How The Koala Learnt to Hug.

The show has been written especially for parents to enjoy with their children and promises a host of wild characters as well as great stories, songs and sing-a-longs.

On Wednesday, March 3 at 7.30pm the Ledbury branch of Samaritans presents An Evening With Elgar. This talk about the famous local composer and his music will be given by Wendy Hill, a former secretary of the Elgar Society who works as a volunteer at the Elgar Birthplace Museum. Tickets cost £7.50 and are available from 01531 632736.

Humour and slick theatrical production combines with a “Hammer Horror” style story on Friday, March 5 when the Rogue Theatre Company presents The Family.

An eccentric family live in an isolated mansion deep in the forest. As one evening erupts into a sudden revelation of astonishing stories and secrets the party atmosphere is disturbed by a haunting, and a figure in the shadows.

Finally from Thursday to Saturday, March 11-13, the ever-popular Worcester Gilbert and Sullivan Society returns with From Sullivan to Strauss.

The company is promising another beautifully costumed and choreographed production, in two distinct parts.

“Sullivan” is an adapted concert version of Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘Iolanthe’, in which fairies Celia and Leila meet up for a picnic and a good old gossip and so present the story.

Then the second act is based on the party scene from Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss.

For more information visit themarkettheatre.com or call 01531 633760. To book tickets call 01531 636147.