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SEPT 2012 – MAR 2013

TWO COURSES £13.90 MONDAY TO SATURDAY FROM 5.30PM SUNDAY FROM 6.00PM

HARROGATE THEATRES Royal Hall Harrogate Theatre Harrogate Studio Theatre

EXCLUSIVELY FOR HARROGATE THEATRE LOVERS We’ve extended our pre-theatre menu to be available post theatre, and we’re only a two minute walk away. BRING YOUR THEATRE OR ROYAL HALL TICKET STUB FOR TODAY’S PERFORMANCE WITH YOU TO REDEEM Here’s a sample of what to enjoy from our pre-theatre menu:

PâTé AU MAqUEREAU

Smoked sustainable mackerel pâté with crème fraîche, lemon and paprika

CONFIT DE CANARD

‘Les Landes’ duck confit with buttered savoy cabbage, thyme and bacon lardons

MOËLLEUX AU CHOCOLAT

Chocolate torte with Grand Marnier® cream

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Welcome... I am extremely proud to introduce our third season under the collective identity of Harrogate Theatres, which sees another jam-packed season of live entertainment. From theatre classics to the cutting edge, breathtaking choral music to jazz legends, famous faces to festive entertainment for all the family, I’m confident you’ll find many reasons to round up your friends and family and enjoy some of these great shows. All points north this Autumn with our celebration of Northern theatre kicking off this extra special season. We are extremely lucky to be working in partnership with three very distinctive theatre companies to create some brand new pieces of work; North Country Theatre breathes life into Yorkshire-born J.S. Fletcher’s thrilling short story The Lighthouse on Shivering Sands, while Reform Theatre collaborates with Nick Lane on his gritty new play Seconds Out. In addition, we are very excited to be forging a new relationship with Northern Broadsides on its new production of A Government Inspector, a Yorkshire reworking of Nikolai Gogol’s classic play. Harrogate Comedy Festival returns for its fourth year and it's bigger and better than ever with tickets already selling fast. With 50 comedians performing in 14 days across 4 venues, the biggest names in British comedy are joined by the sharpest political comedic minds, sketch comedy, workshops and cabaret.

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so you know where each event takes place.

English Touring Opera presents a trio of starkly different works to thrill those new to opera, and delight the more seasoned fan. Alongside our truly traditional pantomime Jack & the Beanstalk, there is also plenty of other live entertainment to keep you busy throughout the festive season. If you haven’t had a chance to see a show at the Royal Hall, I strongly urge you to. An altogether different experience to our equally beautiful Victorian theatre, the stunning surroundings of the recently refurbished Kursaal transport you back in time to a bygone era of Harrogate. Or perhaps you are yet to discover the joys of Harrogate Studio Theatre, an ever-changing space that hosts some of the best emerging companies this side of the Edinburgh Festival. Whatever you decide to come to see, I hope you enjoy it. I look forward to welcoming you to Harrogate Theatres very soon.

Royal Hall A stunning 1000 seat Edwardian performance hall, and the UK’s only surviving Kursaal, hosting some of the biggest and best entertainment.

ROYAL HALL

Harrogate Theatre A 500 seat Victorian theatre hosting an array of drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, family entertainment and education programmes. HARROGATE THEATRE

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Studio Theatre A 70 seat versatile performance space situated on the top floor of Harrogate Theatre, hosting unique theatrical experiences from some of the most exciting emerging companies alongside an eclectic mix of shows.

STUDIO THEATRE


Book 4 shows for just £44 4 shows for £44

Special Offers

This season we continue to give you more great entertainment for your money with our 4 for £44 deal. Simply book 4 or more of the following shows and pay just £11 a ticket. Tickets are available in all areas and must be booked at the same time. SUN 16 SEPT

Debussy: A Passionate Life

Woody Sez

Mon 18 & Tue 19 Feb

Bones

The Lock In

Fri 5 Oct

THUR 21 - SAT 23 FEB

SUN 27 oct

Hymn

More sketch PLEASE!

Best of the fest!

The Watery Journey of Nereus Pike

4 nights for the price of 3

Hyena Comedy Club Book 4 Hyena Nights for the price of 3

WED 13 & THUR 14 MAR

The Animals and Children took to the Streets

Tue 29 Jan

SAT 16 MAR

Inspector Norse

What the Dickens?

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More sketch please, we’re British! Book 3 Sketch Comedy Nights for £30 Book 4 Sketch Comedy Nights for £35 Book 5 Sketch Comedy Nights for £40 Book 6 Sketch Comedy Nights for £45

7 – 20 Oct

2012

Simply book 5 or more of the following acts for just £11 a ticket: SUN 7 OCT TUE 9 OCT WED 10 OCT SUN 14 OCT MON 15 OCT TUE 16 OCT WED 17 OCT THUR 18 OCT FRI 19 OCT

Seann Walsh Henning Wehn Piff The Magic Dragon The Boy with Tape on his Face Daniel Sloss Frisky & Mannish Josie Long Andi Osho Danny Bhoy

Double up your comedy for one great price on the following nights:

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OPERA offer

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Mon 22 & Tue 23 OcT M R James Ghost Stories Book both nights for just £20

Mon 11 – Wed 13 Feb

Wed 3 & Thur 4 Oct

The H.P. Lovecraft Chronicles

Spooky Special Offer

This season we're continuing to give you more top quality entertainment for your money with these great deals.

MON 8 OCT £10 will allow you to see both Slap & Giggle and the Harrogate Comedy Festival Comedian of the Year Heat 1 TUE 9 OCT £15 will allow you to see both Carl Donnelly and the Harrogate Comedy Festival Comedian of the Year Heat 2 THUR 11 OCT £15 will allow you to see both Tony Law and the Harrogate Comedy Festival Comedian of the Year Heat 3 FRI 12 OCT £20 will allow you to see both Wit Tank and Chris Ramsey MON 15 OCT £15 will allow you to see both Jigsaw and the Harrogate Comedy Festival Comedian of the Year Final English Touring Opera season: The Lighthouse, Albert Herring, The Emperor of Atlantis Thur 1 – Sat 3 Nov

See two operas for £40 or three operas for £54 Box Office: 01423 502 116

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All Points North This Autumn Harrogate Theatres will be collaborating with three distinctive Yorkshire theatre companies to present a unique season of World Premiere productions. Each of the three companies celebrate their Northern roots by working with directors, adaptors, playwrights and actors who reside or hail from Yorkshire. We are extremely proud to be playing a part in bringing these three diverse shows to the stage and giving you the opportunity of seeing them first before they all head off on national tours.

HARROGATE THEATRE

Fri 7 – Sat 22 Sept

A Government Inspector Adapted by Deborah McAndrew from the original play by Nikolai Gogol Directed and Composed by Conrad Nelson Presented by Northern Broadsides in partnership with Harrogate Theatres ‘Where there’s muck there’s brass’… and this hysterically funny tale of misdeeds, misadventure and mistaken identity has plenty of both. In a small Pennine town a flash stranger is mistaken for the government inspector. The town’s unscrupulous councillors, fearing discovery of their corrupt goings-on, do all they can to ingratiate themselves. Bribes, backhanders and brown envelopes abound and the stranger, who has an eye for a quick buck, takes full advantage with hilarious results. No theatre company is better placed to breathe life and vigour into this barmy story than Halifax based Northern Broadsides, one of the

country’s finest and best-loved touring theatre companies. If you like your humour broad, your references topical, your heart warmed and your brass ‘live’, look no further than A Government Inspector. Absurdly funny, clever and strangely familiar, you’ll never trust your local authority again… if you ever did that is! The cast includes Harrogate Theatre favourites Andy Cryer (Teechers, Ghosts) and Howard Chadwick (Broken Time, Beauty & The Beast)

“Up-to-the-minute, politically sharp and hilarious”

howard chadwick

andy cryer

The Observer

assisted performances: Captioned Performance for deaf/hard of hearing patrons: THUR 20 SEPT 7.30pm British Sign Language Interpreted Performance for deaf patrons: FRI 21 SEPT 7.30pm Audio Described Performance for the visually impaired: SAT 22 SEPT 2.30pm

tickets: Circle £16 | Stalls £14 | Balcony £12 | BOXes £56

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All Points North

All Points North

studio THEATRE

tue 18 – Sat 29 Sept

Seconds Out Written by Nick Lane Directed by Keith Hukin Presented by Reform Theatre Company in association with Harrogate Theatres “You never forget your first fight. And you shouldn’t, either.” Tom and Simon have been mates since school; shared everything – homework, cars, girlfriends; you name it, they’ve both had their hands on it. But whilst Sy has always played it safe, Tom likes to push things to extremes... with occasionally violent repercussions. After an ill-advised evening with the baby sister of local nutcase Mark Flynn, Sy is starting to worry if Tom might have bitten off more than he can chew. He needs protection. He needs to get out of town. And then he meets Foster. A former boxer with a left hook to die for (or from), Foster takes Tom under his wing. But is there more to his interest than meets the eye? tickets: All £12

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And why won’t he talk about his past? Partly inspired by true events, Reform Theatre is proud to bring you a thrilling new play from the writer of My Favourite Summer and Housebound. Based in Sheffield, Harrogate Theatre Associate Company Reform Theatre predominantly creates and stages work by Northern playwrights and emerging writers.

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Wed 26 – Sat 29 Sept

The Lighthouse On Shivering Sands Adapted by Nobby Dimon from the short story by J.S. Fletcher Directed by Nobby Dimon Presented by North Country Theatre & Harrogate Theatres Another hilarious ripping yarn from the makers of The 39 Steps, A Blood Wedding in Wensleydale and The Rocking Horse Winner. Strange tales were told of Shivering Sands – of lighthouse keepers gone mad, mermaids and sea monsters, disappearances and hauntings. None of that scared Mordechai Chiddock, but had he known that Jezreel Cornish was one of the keepers he’d never have set foot on that cursed rock. And now the supply boat would not be back for a month and Chiddock knew that either he or Cornish would be dead long before then.

Over the last 15 years from its base in Richmond, North Country Theatre has created many tongue in cheek theatrical adaptations of works by great adventure writers such as Conan Doyle and Kipling. Now they turn their attention to spooky sea faring horror – sun, sea, sand and strangled laughter awaits. Born in Halifax, J.S. Fletcher is Yorkshire’s most prolific novelist. During his time as a Yorkshire Post journalist in the 1920s and 30s he wrote more than 100 novels – mostly detective stories and thrillers.

tickets: Circle £16 | Stalls £14 | Balcony £12 | BOXes £56

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Sun 16 Sept

Royal HALL

Debussy: A Passionate Life With Robert Powell & Liza Goddard 2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Claude Debussy – the extraordinary French composer and revolutionary genius who lived for love and attracted drama and scandal wherever he went. Charismatic, fascinating, outrageously unconventional, possessed of great charm and wit, he was a true Bohemian, equally at home in the lowlife nightclubs of Montmartre as in the aristocratic salons of Parisian society.

tickets: All £20

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robert powell

liza goddard

Featuring celebrated actors Robert Powell and Liza Goddard, this evening brings to life Debussy’s own brilliantly vivid, sometimes moving and often humorous writings and those of his friends (and enemies). This turbulent and passionate homage to his life will be accompanied by musical interludes of some of Debussy’s most treasured works arranged for flute and piano, alongside music from his contemporaries including Satie, Bach and Stravinsky.

4 shows for £44 (see page 4)

Wed 26 Sept

ROYAL HALL

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain® The group that spawned a thousand ukulele orchestras and inspired millions of players returns to Harrogate. From the North Pole to Sydney Opera House The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is touring planet Earth with its funny, stomping, all-singing, all-plucking obituary of rock and roll. You’ll hear music you love and music you ‘simply didn’t get’ transformed into a joyous, headlong stream of transcendent sounds and musical delight. From the first sold-out concert in 1985 to the current world tour, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has been turning the world on to the ukulele via online clips with millions of views, CD and DVD sales in the hundreds of thousands and sold out shows around the world. Today there are thousands of ukulele orchestras but it started here with the orchestra that made the uke cool.

“Plucking brilliant!” Sunday Times

tickets: All £20

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Sat 29 Sept

Royal Hall

The Levellers: Acoustic Fresh from the release of their tenth studio album, folk-rock band The Levellers stop off at Harrogate’s Royal Hall as part of their exclusive Autumn tour. Already being heralded as their most accomplished album to date, Static On The Airwaves is the sound of a band whose incisive lyrics, innate musicality and passion have continued to improve rather than diminish in nearly a quarter of a century of writing, recording and performing. The Levellers have long been and still are, one of the best live bands around. Their outstanding back catalogue of recorded music is often overlooked but the group sold more platinum, gold and silver albums in the 1990s than any other act. The Levellers: Acoustic is two sets featuring live favourites and hits from their previous studio albums plus a few tracks from their new album.

“It's not often that a band sounds most convincing in a stripped-down setting, but The Levellers pulled it off ” NME

Wed 3 & Thur 4 Oct

Bones Written by Jane Upton Presented by Fifth Word in association with Nottingham Playhouse Nineteen-year-old Mark is living a life he never signed up for. Heavy with the weight of caring for his broken mum and her baby, and pining for a past of Panda Pops, eggy bread and Brian Clough, Mark knows he has to do something drastic – but will he make a chilling choice that will change things forever? An achingly honest portrayal of a boy struggling to find his place in a world that doesn’t want him, Bones will break your heart, spit you out and then make you wonder why you cared in the first place. Writers’ Guild Award winners Fifth Word are a UK touring company, based in the Midlands. Their passion is for new writing and the use of multimedia technology to bring fresh, exciting work to audiences.

“One of the most gripping solo shows on the fringe” The Stage Suitable for ages

14+

tickets: All £22.50

STUDIO THEATRE

4 shows for £44 (see page 4)

tickets: All £12

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Things that go bump in the night...

SAT 13 OCT

Royal Hall

Jacqueline Wilson The immensely popular children’s author will be talking about her career and new book Emerald Star, the eagerly anticipated final instalment in the Hetty Feather trilogy. Signed stock will be available to purchase before and after the show from the Royal Hall. In addition a limited number of people will be able to get copies individually dedicated after the show. Limited signing tickets are available and will be sold on a first come first served basis. For further information regarding the signing please visit www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

“The grande dame of girlhood” The Guardian

Sat 13 Oct

royal hall

Treorchy Male Voice Choir Don't miss the true voice of the valleys in the beautiful surroundings of the Royal Hall. For more than 125 years the Treorchy Male Voice Choir has been recognised as one of the greatest choral ensembles of all time. Its unique sound has been heard worldwide through regular radio broadcasts, television appearances, commercial recordings, two feature films and overseas tours including Canada, USA and Australia. They have shared the stage with some of the world’s greatest entertainers including Sir Tom Jones, Dame Shirley Bassey and a host of international stars, and the choir remains bound together and united in the common purpose of the enjoyment of music making.

“The master choir of them all” Sir Anthony Hopkins

“One of the world’s greatest male choirs” HRH The Prince of Wales

Fri 5 Oct

STUDIO THEATRE

Mon 22 & Tue 23 Oct

The H.P. Lovecraft Chronicles

M R James Ghost Stories

Presented by Michael Sabbaton

2012 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of M R James, the master of the English ghost story. To celebrate, Nunkie Theatre is bringing four of his most eeriest and most entertaining stories to Harrogate in two thrilling new one-man shows.

Presented by Nunkie Theatre

Michael Sabbaton presents two classic horrors based on the strange tales of H.P. Lovecraft – the 20th century master of weird fiction. In The Temple, the finding of a strange, ivory carved head forces the Commander of the U-29 to pit his sanity against a rising evil as the stricken U-boat and crew slowly become possessed. The Call of Cthulhu tells three related tales concerning an ancient, malevolent god residing in the depths of the ocean and in the slumbering minds of men, waiting for ultimate dominion. Full of subtle terror, Sabbaton weaves these character driven tales into one-man tapestries of atmospheric and intimate theatre.

“An arresting performance” The Scotsman

“Captivating” The British Theatre Guide

A Warning to the Curious (Mon 22 Oct) sees a young archaeologist haunted and hunted by the guardian of an ancient treasure. It is paired with Lost Hearts, which offers one of James’s most memorable villains, the predatory scholar Mr Abney. In Count Magnus (Tue 23 Oct) a travel-writer’s over-inquisitiveness leads to a breathless, diabolical chase from darkest Sweden to rural Essex. It is paired with Number 13, where a hotel room with the famously unlucky number, conceals a ghastly and baffling secret.

“A pleasing reminder that the spoken word can be as spine-chilling as anything in the cinema” The Daily Mail Book Both nights for just

4 shows for £44 (see page 4)

tickets: All £5 FAMILY TICKETS AVAILABLE (family of 4)

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tickets: Grand Circle £20 | Boxes £40 (seats 2) Grand Hall & Dress Circle £18

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STUDIO THEATRE

tickets: All £12

£20

tickets: All £12

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ROYAL HALL

wed 10 oct – 7.30pm

50 comedians 14 days 4 venues 1 mammoth festival

Jon Richardson

One of the finest comedy talents on the circuit, Francis is deservedly having a moment in the sun, delivering punchy one-liners with panache.

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

tickets: £17.50

Fri 12 OCT – 8.00PM HARROGATE THEATRE

wed 10 oct – 8.00pm

Piff the Magic Dragon Astounding and confounding illusions delivered with deadpan humour and the assistance of ridiculously cute chihuahua Mr Piffles.

tickets: £12* ROYAL HALL

Sun 7 Oct – 7.30pm

Marcus Brigstocke

Pappy’s

Middle-class liberal material from the professional clever-clogs. New show, The Brig Society, promises the sharp observations that have made him a TV and radio favourite.

More haywire fun than a drunk badger in a spiffy hat, Pappy’s high-energy hijinks reveal a sketch troupe at the top of its always-impressive game.

tickets: £18.50

tickets: £15

tickets: £12*

tue 9 Oct – 8.00pm

HARROGATE THEATRE

Seann Walsh

Henning Wehn

Witness the observational comic mind in action, as evidenced on TV’s Stand Up For The Week, Live At The Apollo and Argumental.

The self-proclaimed German Comedy Ambassador to Great Britain is a bonafide original comic talent guaranteed to elicit belly-laughs and bewilderment.

tickets: £12*

tickets: £12*

Mon 8 Oct – 8.00pm

Studio THEATRE

HARROGATE THEATRE

THUR 11 OCT – 8.00PM

Mark Thomas Continuing to wave the flag for intelligent, active political humour, Thomas turns his superlative storytelling skills to a true tale about his dad.

tickets: £17.50 studio THEATRE

tue 9 Oct – 8.00pm

Tony Law

Music hall mirth with a dash of modern day discontent, Sid Wick and James Bennison offer deft sketches and silly songs bristling with wit.

Bang-on topical tales from this likeable yarn-spinner, whose engaging presence and shrewd observations are backed up with plenty of funny.

Madder than a rabid dog in the midday sun, this is barnstorming surreal comedy at its finest. Law messes with your mind to leave you helpless with laughter.

tickets: £10

tickets: £12*

tickets: £12*

TUE 9 oct – 9.30PM

studio THEATRE

pappy's

jon richardson

tony law

tickets: £5 inc. free pint of Daleside

mark thomas

tickets: £5 inc. free pint of Daleside

piff

tickets: £5 inc. free pint of Daleside

stewart francis

The third heat in our search to find the Harrogate Comedy Festival Comedian of the Year. Who will get your vote?

carl donnelly

The second heat in our search to find the Harrogate Comedy Festival Comedian of the Year. Who will get your vote?

henning wehn

The first heat in our search to find the Harrogate Comedy Festival Comedian of the Year. Who will get your vote?

marcus brigstocke

Comedian of the Year: Heat 3 in association with Daleside

slap & tickle

Comedian of the Year: Heat 2 in association with Daleside

seann walsh

studio THEATRE

Wit Tank Joyfully crowd-pleasing sketches and silliness from this inventive young troupe with Naz Osmanoglu, Kieran Boyd and Mark Cooper-Jones at its core.

tickets: £12* studio THEATRE

Chris Ramsey An excellent specimen of the young man in T-shirt noticing things brigade, Ramsey’s effortless, engaging stand-up is floaty-light but laugh-heavy.

tickets: £10 LAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING sat

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studio THEATRE

Stand Up Comedy Workshop Discover whether you have any comedy mettle with this day of stand-up study, working on turning vague ideas into material gold.

tickets: £25

studio THEATRE

THUR 11 OCT – 9.30PM

Comedian of the Year: Heat 1 in association with Daleside

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tickets: £20* LAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING

sat 13 OCT – 10.00am studio THEATRE

THUR 11 OCT – 8.00PM

Carl Donnelly

studio THEATRE

The original queen of camp offers biting wit and catty putdowns in his nationwide search for love, Position Vacant – Apply Within.

Fri 12 OCT – 9.30PM

Slap & Giggle

Mon 8 Oct – 9.30pm

Sandi Toksvig

studio THEATRE

wed 10 oct – 8.00pm

The stand-up, broadcaster, actor and panel quiz stalwart’s new show, as she embarks on what is, surprisingly, her first major UK solo tour.

Harrogate Theatre

Julian Clary

Fri 12 OCT – 8.00PM

Sandi Toksvig

Sun 7 Oct – 8.00pm

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Mon 8 Oct – 8.00pm

HARROGATE THEATRE

HARROGATE THEATRE

Turn over for more great comedy!

chris ramsey

2012

Stewart Francis

julian clary

7 – 20 Oct

ROYAL HALL

Fri 12 OCT – 8.00PM

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HARROGATE THEATRE

wed 17 oct – 8.00pm

HARROGATE THEATRE

sat 13 Oct – 7.30pm

Mon 15 Oct – 8.00pm

studio THEATRE

ROYAL HALL

fri 19 OCT – 4.00PM

Josie Long

The Hairy Bikers

Mistress of whimsy turned astute political stand-up, Long imbues her vexed derision of the powers above with her trademark sense of fun.

TV’s favourite hirsute, hog-riding chefs bring their warmly amusing banter and tasty recipes to the Royal Hall for a food and fun-packed show.

tickets: £12*

TICKETS: £25 studio THEATRE

wed 17 oct – 8.00pm

SAT 20 OCT – 1.30PM

HARROGATE THEATRE

Jimmy Tarbuck

Jigsaw

Francesca Martinez

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Gagmeister Tarby remains one of the UK’s most evergreen exponents of light entertainment. Expect jokes old and new.

Punny, surreal to observational and back again from this award-winning trio of Nat Luurtsema, Dan Antopolski and Tom Craine.

‘Wobbly comedian’ Martinez explores what being branded ‘abnormal’ means in a world obsessed with normality.

Quality stand-up without the swearing in this much-lauded kids show that sees big circuit names being destroyed by heckling children.

tickets: £20

tickets: £14*

tickets: £12* studio THEATRE

sat 13 Oct – 8.00pm

Haiste & Lawrence Nudge-wink gags and cheeky innuendo from this jolly duo, who deliver zesty skits on everything from how to break into the music biz to Wills and Kate.

tickets: £12* HARROGATE THEATRE

Sun 14 Oct – 8.00pm

The Boy with Tape on his Face Beautifully vaudeville mime and invention from this stand-out act whose trip down music hall’s Memory Lane courtesy of some gaffer tape has proved a global hit.

Mon 15 Oct – 9.30pm

Sun 14 Oct – 8.00pm

The Dog-Eared Collective Daft and delirious sketches from this Leeds sketch troupe, which takes a leftfield look at the world and then moves a bit more to the left.

HARROGATE THEATRE

JAKES Harrogate

Comedy Quiz at Jake's

It’s the final of the search to find the Harrogate Comedy Festival Comedian of the Year. Who will clinch the title?

Charismatic and award-winning observational stand-up delivered with a brutal honesty and some inspired turns of phrase, as seen on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week et al.

A chance to test your comedy knowledge in this fun quiz based around all things funny, hosted by the UK’s 18th ranked quizzer and top-level stand-up Paul Sinha.

tickets: £5 inc. free pint of Daleside

tickets: £15*

tickets: £5

ROYAL HALL

Tue 16 Oct – 8.00pm

studio THEATRE

thur 18 oct – 7.30pm

studio THEATRE

sat 20 OCT – 8.00PM

Jack Dee

Paul Foot

Imran Yusuf

The grumpiest of grumpy old men, Dee’s deadpan delivery has only deepened with age. No detail is too small to annoy this professional malcontent.

Foppish surrealism from a genuinely original mind, Foot’s oddball takes on life blend high intelligence, fierce wit and a madness that borders on clinical.

Frenetically paced stand-up from the ever-endearing Yusuf, who explores how we can follow our dreams with charm and mischief.

tickets: £21

tickets: £12

tickets: £12.50

Tue 16 Oct – 8.00pm

HARROGATE THEATRE

HARROGATE THEATRE

Fri 19 Oct – 8.00PM

Frisky & Mannish

Danny Bhoy

Comedy’s exceptionally talented music duo and self-proclaimed pop experts bring new slices of pop parody pie to the comedy banquet.

With charm to spare, the eternally boyish Scot is the oneman boy-band of comedy, delivering slick, effortless laughs milked from the minutiae of everyday life.

tickets: £15*

tickets: £15

Tue 16 Oct – 8.00pm

studio THEATRE

sat 20 OCT – 8.00PM

HARROGATE THEATRE

Hyena Closing Gala

studio THEATRE

Fri 19 Oct – 8.00PM

Rob Rouse

Hot

Scotland’s precocious young buck displays a connection with crowds of all ages and impressive material to match.

A fantastic storyteller and all-round good comedy egg, Rouse’s tales from the frontline of domestic life are recognisable and hilarious.

Harrogate’s very own Damsel Sophie stars in her one-woman tale of finding fame across the globe, but still having to move back in with the parents on her return home.

tickets: £13.50*

tickets: £15*

tickets: £12*

Daniel Sloss

sat 20 OCT – 5.00PM

Andi Osho

tickets: £12*

Mon 15 Oct – 8.00pm

HARROGATE THEATRE

thur 18 oct – 8.00pm

Comedian of the Year: Final in association with Daleside

tickets: £14* studio THEATRE

studio THEATRE

tickets: £12* (Family Tickets available)

Featuring Mark Little, Paul Sinha, Diane Spencer & Dan Nightingale Our monthly comedy club concludes the festival in style with Mark Little, Diane Spencer, Paul Sinha, Dan Nightingale and a slot from the winner of the Harrogate Comedy Festival Comedian Of The Year competition.

tickets: £15

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imran yusuf

the hairy bikers

hot

danny bhoy

paul foot

andi osho

francesca martinez

josie long

rob rouse

frisky & mannish

jack dee

jigsaw

daniel sloss

dog eared collective

the boy...

haiste & lawrence

jimmy tarbuck

* Concessions available

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Tue 23 Oct

Royal Hall

Sir Chris Bonington Britain’s best-known mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington is one of the most successful expedition leaders in history. His unquenchable thirst for adventure has led him to the top of the highest mountains and into the most remote and unexplored regions in the world.

Thur 25 Oct

Royal Hall

Thur 25 – Sat 27 Oct

studio theatre

SAT 27 oct

royal hall

Ian Hunter

Handa’s Surprise

Hymn

As leader of Mott The Hoople as well as a highly renowned solo artist, Ian Hunter has produced a matchless repertoire of music combining homage, honesty and killer hooks.

Presented by Little Angel Theatre

Presented by The Medici String Quartet With Alex Jennings Words by Alan Bennett

With the group, he quickly established himself as an incredibly inventive songwriter creating gritty and thought-provoking songs, which paved the way for the original wave of punk rock.

He has led 19 expeditions to the Himalayas, succeeded in climbing Mount Everest at the age of 50, made the first ascent of the South Face of Annapurna in 1960 when no other Himalayan wall had been climbed and made the first British ascent of the South West pillar of the Drus.

He's also found great success as a solo artist with an eclectic catalogue of superbly intelligent albums and an immensely dedicated following.

With original images and raw footage from some of his earliest expeditions, this is a rare opportunity to hear about some of the greatest expeditions of the twentieth century.

Philadelphia Examiner

“Seeing Ian Hunter live for the first time or the 25th time is always a treat”

The enthralling Little Angel who specialise in creating spellbinding theatre for young audiences make a welcome return with Handa's Surprise. Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village. Handa is taking 7 delicious fruits as a surprise – but 7 different animals have 7 very different ideas… could you resist the sweetsmelling guava? How about a ripe red mango or a tangy purple passion fruit?

Olivier Award-winning theatre, TV and film actor Alex Jennings gives voice to Alan Bennett’s early experiences of music: the hymns he learned as a boy, the violin his father never managed to teach him and the concerts he went to in Leeds.

A blend of physical performance, puppetry, live music and song combine to create a magical production with audience participation. Come and share in the magical tangerine surprise!

The show was written for acclaimed ensemble The Medici Quartet who will join Jennings onstage, performing an illustrative suite for strings composed by celebrated film composer George Fenton (Mrs Henderson Presents, The History Boys, Frozen Planet). Musical references include Elgar, Delius and several well-known hymns.

“A short, sunshiny little show with a delicious citrus finish” Time Out

The show toured to various festivals around the country and was performed in front of the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace.

“Britain’s foremost mountaineer”

“One of the most perfectly balanced quartets in Europe today”

Sunday Sun

Yorkshire Post

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tue 30 oct

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Sun 4 Nov

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tue 6 nov

ROYAL HALL

TUE 6 NOV

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Paul Chowdhry

Sean Hughes

Eddi Reader

John Shuttleworth

Regular star of Channel 4’s Stand Up for the Week and one of comedy’s hottest properties, Paul Chowdhry hits the road with his new solo show What’s Happening White People?

It has been over a year since his father died, and Sean is dealing with his death in a way that only Sean can. It has always been Sean’s willingness to tackle difficult topics head-on, with humour that makes him shine.

Brit Award-winning Eddi Reader was thrown into the limelight with Fairground Attraction and their single ‘Perfect’ and album ‘First of a Million Kisses’, which both topped the British charts. However, it has been her subsequent solo albums that have signalled her increasing ability to assimilate different musical styles and make them all very much her own.

The inimitable John Shuttleworth is back as part of his national tour.

Reader brings all forms of song to joyous life with depth and quality, making her one of contemporary British music’s most thrilling and affecting performers.

Star of Radio 4’s The Shuttleworth’s, TV’s 500 Bus Stops and It’s Nice Up North early booking is almost certainly recommended.

Taking inspiration from stand-up legends such as George Carlin, Richard Pryor and Sam Kinison, Chowdhry’s highly charged, dryly observational humour taps into the multicultural diversity of contemporary Britain. With more than 3 million YouTube hits to his name – catch him here before he hits the big time.

“A star in the making” The Daily Telegraph

Still edgy, still dark, Life Becomes Noises is an hilarious yet poignant tale and a beautiful insight into the lighter side of dying and getting older. Sean’s ever evolving stand-up goes to places that comedy rarely goes, highlighting how ridiculous life is and how quickly it can be taken away. Best known to TV audiences for Never Mind the Buzzcocks and the critically acclaimed Sean’s Show, Sean’s back at Harrogate Theatre doing what he does best – explosive and quick-fire stand-up.

“Hugely impressive and intelligent” Time Out

“One of Scotland’s greatest national treasures and most vibrant natural resources. The only thing wrong with the show was that it had to end sometime” The Scotsman

This time the Sony and Perrier nominated comic character from the talented Graham Fellows ventures beyond the garden gate to tread the mean streets of Britain on a mission to discover which is better: city life or country living? Supermarket or village shop?

“His stand up is second to none, his timing is impeccable, and you can practically warm your hands on his good nature” The Guardian

“Wonderful, wacky and weird” Radio Times

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Thur 1 – SAT 3 nov

A trio of enthralling and theatrical operas

Fri 2 nov

Albert Herring HARROGATE THEATRE

Thur 1 nov

The Lighthouse Peter Maxwell Davies Presented by English Touring Opera An opera thriller based on the true story of the three Flannan Isle lighthouse keepers who disappeared over Christmas 1900, The Lighthouse is already a music theatre classic performed all over the world. Maxwell Davies’ score pulsates with energy and light, and conjures perfectly the claustrophobia of the fogbound island. American director Ted Huffman’s new production, with three remarkable actors/opera singers, promises to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

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The banjo-accompanied ballads, hymn-inspired movements and powerful, percussive conclusion, make this modern English music at its most theatrically effective. New production sung in English Running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Benjamin Britten Presented by English Touring Opera Albert Herring has become a classic, comic depiction of English village life. Full of character and humour, it tells the tale of election by village committee of a shy local lad in a grocer’s shop as May King – a title normally awarded as May Queen to a virtuous girl, but no one matches up to the exacting standards of virtue held by Lady Billows. Naturally, the crowning of the May King does not go quite as planned, and poor (or lucky) Albert Herring ends up straying rather far from the path of virtue. A genuinely hilarious satire with undertones of melancholy, Albert Herring is a village masterpiece, with a score of great beauty. English Touring Opera's new production is conducted by Britten expert Michael Rosewell and directed by Christopher Rolls. New production sung in English Running time: 2 hour and 15 minutes

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sat 3 nov

The Emperor of Atlantis Viktor Ullmann Presented by English Touring Opera In a concentration camp in 1944, an extraordinary opera was created. Though faced with transportation, Viktor Ullmann and his fellow artists made a stylish comedy in which Death, appalled by mass killing, goes on strike. Then there is love and longing – until Emperor Overall agrees to die himself. This short masterpiece celebrates of humanity – and though its first performance was banned and its creators murdered, the surviving opera shines. Influenced by Bach and other German composers, Ullmann’s music also has some of the character of the dance hall. English Touring Opera pairs it with a staging of Bach’s extraordinary cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden. The evening starts at 7.30pm with Towards an Unknown Port, a ten-minute cycle of songs in response to the opera, followed by a free pre-show talk. After a short interval, the main performance of The Emperor of Atlantis will commence at Wed 2 & Fri 4 May 7.45pm 8.15pm. New production sung in English Running time: 2 hour and 5 minutes

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wed 7 nov

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Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends Cornwall’s finest shanty singers swap the panoramic, rugged coast for the sumptuous surroundings of the Royal Hall. English folk music has enjoyed a renaissance in the last decade, especially in the West Country. Now, after their success at the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, these shanty men of Port Isaac are out on the road to delight and enthral audiences with an incredibly rousing and joyful set of shanties and Cornish folk songs. During the summer months, tourists and locals gather on the sea front to hear this ten-man group. Hear for yourself the exciting sound that has graced not only Port Isaac, but the Royal Albert Hall and the BBC Folk Awards.

Wed 14 & Thur 15 Nov

ROYAL HALL

tue 20 nov

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Rhod Gilbert

Fascinating Aïda

Following several sell-out UK tours and best-selling stand-up DVDs, multi award-winning Welsh wonder Rhod Gilbert is back on the road with a brand new live show. A regular on Live At The Apollo and with his own BBC1 show Ask Rhod Gilbert, one of the world’s hottest comedians returns to Harrogate.

Continuing their smash-hit sell-out tour, the three times Olivier Award nominated and worldwide internet sensation Fascinating Aïda return to prove that they are still Britain’s best comedy cabaret trio.

His stand-up rants on life’s minor irritations are legendary, but this year, he’s a more mellow fellow altogether. He’s now so laid-back he even let someone tattoo a Battenberg on him. Will the new, chilled-out Rhod get his girl and live happily ever after, or will it be microwaved baked potato for one again? Could it be the Mr Angry of comedy as you’ve never seen him before?

“One of the best comedians anywhere in the world”

This show includes several numbers hot off the press, plus a few old favourites, including their infamous anthem to budget travel, ‘Cheap Flights’ (8 million plus hits on YouTube), as well as the ‘Dogging Song’, a fond homage to the joys of al fresco fornification. Take heed of the Mail On Sunday and “see them before you die otherwise your life will have been meaningless.”

“The glamour is magnetic, the satire razor-sharp, the lyrics brilliant”

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wed 28 nov

Paul Carrack The Good Feeling Tour The legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns to the road. Thanks to a back catalogue of hits including ‘How Long’, ‘Tempted’ and ‘The Living Years’, Paul’s marvelously soulful voice is known to millions around the world making him a key figure in British pop history. And as his devoted fans know all too well, a Paul Carrack show is always something very special.

“A musical craftsman” The Public Reviews

The Guardian

Time Out

“They stir the salt in the blood of even the laziest landlubber” The York Press

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Fri 23 Nov – Sun 13 Jan

Jack & The Beanstalk Written by Phil Lowe & David Bown Directed by Phil Lowe

“Sparkle, colour, excitement, laughter and warmth”

Times are hard for Dame Trott. She has no money, and her daydreaming son Jack isn’t much help either. When Jack is sent to market to sell Buttercup the cow, he comes home with nothing but a handful of beans – and that’s when the magic really begins!

Harrogate Advertiser on Beauty & The Beast

Join Jack on his climb up the beanstalk to an enchanted land of excitement and adventure, where he must rescue his friends from the ‘Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum’ of a very hungry giant!

“Comic joy” The Stage on Beauty & The Beast

Packed with everyone’s favourite pantomime characters, this enchanting and spellbinding tale combines spectacular scenery, jokes galore, magic and sparkle – all of which makes Harrogate Theatre’s pantomime a festive family favourite throughout the region. Follow our pantomime on Twitter: @harrogatepanto For all the latest news and videos from behind the scenes visit: www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk/panto

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Wed 12 Dec

STRAUSS GALA

greg davies

Whether it's a work Christmas party, a family get-together or an evening of respite from Christmas shopping, Harrogate Theatres is the place to be.

Forces Sweethearts

Christmas ...all wrapped up!

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Thur 13 Dec

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Fri 14 Dec

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Thur 6 Dec

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Jenny Éclair After 30 years in the business, Jenny Eclair should vaguely know what she's doing. Professional Grumpy Old Woman, writer and panto star; Eclair has been round the block that many times she’s lost count. You may recognise her from Loose Women where she is happy to be one of ‘The Coven’. She is also a Pilates Ninja and a disgrace in her own kitchen. Touring as a stand-up gives Eclair enormous pleasure. It also gives her dreadful varicose veins. Most importantly it gives her partner a bit of a break.

“Reassuringly crude and, more importantly, wildly hilarious” The Scotsman

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show – comes to Harrogate with a special Christmas edition.

Kate Rusby

Jenny Éclair

Greg Davies Viennese Forces the thrice extended Strauss Sweethearts Following sell-out success of his five-star and Foster’s comedy Christmas at Christmas reviewed award-nominated show Firing Forces Sweethearts – the Cheeseballs At A Dog, Greg Gala popular wartime nostalgia Davies returns with his brand

sat 8 dec

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Kate Rusby at Christmas Yorkshire folk songstress Kate Rusby stops off at the Royal Hall as part of her Christmas season tour. In the 20th anniversary year of Kate’s career this unmissable evening of entertainment features songs from her two albums of Yorkshire-inspired tunes and carols. Featuring her hugely talented band, complete with brass quintet, this promises to be a rousing Christmas celebration.

“One of the defining voices` of English folk” The Telegraph

Our three sweethearts – Beryl, Carolyn and Jenny – will recreate the magic of the 40s with favourites from Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields, Marlene Dietrich, The Andrews Sisters and many more, all neatly packaged with some Christmas surprises. Many of the great Christmas songs were written during the 40s and early 50s, so get ready to sing along to your festive favourites as sung by the great artists of the era. tickets: Grand Circle £14 Grand Hall & Dress Circle £12

new stand-up show. Since first coming to prominence as the sardonic Head of Sixth Form, Mr Gilbert, in the BAFTA award-winning The Inbetweeners, Greg has brought his unique brand of comedy to some of the UK’s best-loved comedy shows including Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, Ask Rhod Gilbert and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. The riotous success of his first full-length stand-up show in 2010 quickly propelled him towards becoming one of the most successful and critically acclaimed stand-ups in the UK. Don’t miss his brand new show.

The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra presents a magical evening of Strauss waltzes and polkas at the Royal Hall this Christmas. Direct from her role as Mother Abbess in the current Sound of Music production, Operetta star Marilyn Hill Smith fronts this sumptuous evening of festive entertainment for all the family. Featuring the best of Strauss, Viennese and Christmas music, this concert is guaranteed to add that little bit of seasonal sparkle. tickets: Grand Circle & Boxes £22.50 Grand Hall & Dress Circle £17.50

“A man destined for greatness” Time Out

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Kate Rusby

Thur 20 Dec

CHRISTMAS PARTY! FEATURING THE AWARD-WINNING

BLACK RHINO BAND

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One Act Wonderland Presented by Thunder Road Harrogate Theatre’s associate company are back with a Christmas cracker, a festive fundraiser for one night only. Make it a December to remember! Tickle your taste-buds before curtain up with complimentary mulled wine and mince pies, shop 'til you drop at the mini gift market, strike it lucky with our racket club raffle and unwrap the main event – mesmerising live music and comedy featuring acts from the national touring circuit. Join us for a ho ho hoedown of festive magic and celebrate the Yuletide in true theatrical style.

“A hit for new theatrical partnership” Harrogate Advertiser

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Christmas Events at Harrogate International Centre

JAKE& ELWOOD’S

One act wonderland

Jenny Éclair

Christmas...all wrapped up!

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Jake & Elwood’s Christmas Party

24/02/2012 13:20

Jake & Elwood Blues invite you to a Chicago Winter Wonderland in an exhilarating evening of soul, rhythm and blues. This Christmas musical extravaganza is guaranteed to be the ultimate party night. Backed by live powerhouse Black Rhino Band the show also features amazing tributes to James Brown, Ray Charles and Cab Calloway performed by Buzz D’ Angelo alongside The Charvelles singing some of Motown’s greatest classics.

Thur 29 nov – Sun 2 Dec

Fri 14 – Sun 16 Dec

Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair

The Great Christmas Food & Drink Show

Get set for a bumper Christmas Fair! Soak up the magic of the festive season at the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair, enjoy a great day’s shopping and leave with a hoard of heavenly gifts. The Fairs bring together hundreds of exhibitors from all over the UK in a festive extravaganza of quality and craftsmanship.

This December in Harrogate, The Great Christmas Food & Drink Show will present a festive foodie event like no other.

Evening Star

Avoid the humdrum of the high street and support some of Britain’s most talented craftspeople. The Christmas Fair is the perfect place to pick up gorgeous gifts for friends and family or even find a special treat for yourself. You’ll find hundreds of stands selling beautiful hand-made decorations, traditional children’s toys, unique home accessories and decorating ideas, as well as stunning jewellery and stylish clothing. You can also indulge in tasty traditional treats from the food hall and learn from the experts in the Food and Craft Theatres.

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With some of the great soul, R&B and blues classics including ‘Soul Man’, ‘Living in America’, ‘Everybody Needs Somebody’, ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ and ‘Shake Your Tail Feather’, and not forgetting some great Christmas classics, you’ll will be dancing in the aisles from the start to Boxing Day.

“Great entertainment… a fun night out”

Opening just over a week before Christmas, the Great Christmas Food & Drink Show has been timed in order to give you the perfect opportunity to stock up your festive larder with quality food and drink produce ready for the busy Christmas entertaining period. Get those taste buds ready for a feast of flavours as you taste, sip, try and buy thousands of quality products for your festive basket, from more than 150 of the UK's finest producers of food and drink – find that special produce for your Christmas table or the perfect gift for a foodie friend or family member. The Great Christmas Food and Drink Show will also present the greatest celebrity chef and food and wine expert including the BBC’s James Martin, Mary Berry and Oz Clarke, with more to be announced. Tickets: £6 – £61

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Criminally great entertainment...

Tue 29 Jan

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Thur 31 Jan

Inspector Norse

Colin Dexter

Presented by LipService Theatre

in Morse & Me

Britain and Harrogate Theatre’s favourite literary lunatics LipService return with their Swedish self-assembly crime thriller – Inspector Norse. It is bitter mid-winter. Ex-pop-star recluse Freya looks out of her log cabin at a rural winter scene. She smiles and turns back to her meatballs. But who is the stranger striding across the frozen wastes? In a fur hat. With a chisel. Days later a man is found dead in a barn nearby with a bizarre message carved on his forehead. Enter Inspector Sandra Larsson in her authentic, rustic knitwear. With her own personal life unravelling before our eyes, it is up to her to follow the pattern of a mystery with many holes. Cast on multi-award winning comedy duo LipService; Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding. Cast off your preconceptions of Nordic nasties as we weave a web of mystery that will leave you in stitches. Calling all knitters. Want to knit the set? Email info@lip-service.net to get involved.

“A thrilling yarn” The Jonkoping Journal

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Spend an evening in the company of world famous author Colin Dexter talking about his greatest literary creation – Inspector Morse. Colin’s first novel Last Bus To Woodstock was published in 1975 and first featured the famous character, Inspector Morse. The detective has since appeared in 13 novels and numerous short stories, and been adapted for the small screen, becoming a huge TV success starring John Thaw and Kevin Whately in more than 30 episodes. Morse has won several BAFTA awards, and Colin Dexter has been the recipient of several Crime Writers Association awards. In 2000 he was awarded the OBE for his services to literature.

Harrogate’s longest running monthly comedy club continues its residency on Saturday evenings which means you can let your hair down, laugh your socks off and not worry about having to get up for work the next day (unless you work on a Sunday, that is).

Preston Reed

For only £12 a night you can continue to catch the next big thing in comedy – all on your doorstep. Over its seven year residency at Harrogate Theatre many of the Hyena’s acts have gone on to become some of the top names in British comedy including Jason Manford, Alan Carr, Mark Watson, Russell Howard, Rhod Gilbert and Chris Addison.

Acknowledged by an ever-growing string of plaudits from critics, musicians and fans alike, Preston Reed has reinvented acoustic guitar playing.

Special Offer Book 4 Hyena Nights for the price of 3 That works out at just £9 a ticket per night!

Sat 22 Dec 8pm Hyena Christmas Cracker

“No one constructs a whodunnit with more fiendish skill than Colin Dexter”

“Widely thought of as the world’s most gifted guitarist”

SAT 13 APR 8PM

“A terrific performer” The Irish Independent

Sat 23 Feb 8pm Please note that some of the comedians at the Hyena Comedy Club may use strong language and line-ups are subject to change. 4 nights for the price of 3

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Drawing on blues, rock, funk and jazz influences, Preston’s vast range of explosively original music will forever change your expectations of a guitarist. The phrase ‘has to be seen to be believed’ has never been truer and this evening promises one of the most dazzling displays of musicianship you will ever see.

Sat 19 Jan 8pm

4 shows for £44

tickets: Circle £16 | Stalls £14 | Balcony £12 | Boxes £56

Guitarist extraordinaire Preston Reed returns to Harrogate Theatre following last year’s sell-out concert.

Total Guitar

2012/13 DATES

Get an insight into how Morse was adapted for TV, find out what John Thaw was really like and hear about Colin’s own walk-on parts in each episode of the acclaimed drama.

The Guardian

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Fri 1 Feb

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Sat 2 Feb

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BBC Big Band Big Band Divas

Paul Tonkinson

Featuring Claire Martin

Having stormed the UK and International comedy circuit for years, Paul Tonkinson takes to the road with his eagerly anticipated debut tour.

Mon 11 – Wed 13 Feb

Following appearances on BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and fresh from a dazzling victory on C4’s hit show Celebrity Come Dine With Me you can now encounter the full Tonkinson phenomenon. A master of physicality and impressions with a plethora of first class material brought to life with tremendous charm and infectious energy expect explosive, exuberant, tender comic reflections on love, food, family and the day-to-day idiosyncrasies of early 21st century living.

Woody Sez

Multi award-winning jazz vocalist, Claire Martin OBE, joins the internationally acclaimed BBC Big Band for a celebration of the legendary leading ladies of Big Band including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland and Peggy Lee. Enjoy the classic songs that made them stars, such as ‘Fascinatin’ Rhythm’, ‘That Old Black Magic’, ‘The Man Who Got Away’, ‘The Trolley Song’ and many more alongside plenty of popular Big Band hits from the groups that the divas loved to work with, such as Artie Shaw, Count Basie and Benny Goodman. Don’t miss this evening of feel-good music inspired by the most glamorous women in jazz.

“The best in the business” Clare Teal

Presented by Comedy Store Management

This will be a guaranteed evening of first-class laughs from a sensational live performer and top-billing stand-up star.

“One of the greatest comics around” Michael McIntyre

“Combines the visual trickery of Lee Evans with the improvisational skills of Paul Merton. Brilliant.” The Independent

Long before Bob Dylan and the folk-inspired protest singers of the 1960s, there was Woody Guthrie, a troubadour of backwoods America who believed in “singing for the plain folks and getting tough with the rich folks”. Part music, part spoken word, Woody Sez weaves together Guthrie’s songs with excerpts from articles he wrote for the leftist newspaper The People’s World to create a portrait of a true American hero, a man who would “always be there whenever working folks fight for their rights”. Charismatic Broadway and recording artist David Lutken, who plays the title role, is joined by three multi-talented folk musicians collected from the four corners of America to bring Guthrie’s music to life with twin fiddles, guitars, bass, harmonica, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer, dobro and beautiful

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folk harmonies, transporting the audience through the fascinating, and sometimes tragic, life of this true American hero. Woody Guthrie gave voice to the struggles of the common man and Woody Sez does the same for the spirit of the man himself.

“Knocks big West End Biopics… into a heap of dust” The Guardian

4 shows for £44 (see page 4)

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Tue 5 – Sat 9 Feb

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Presented by Townsend Productions Written by Stephen Lowe based on the book by Robert Tressell Following last season's sell-out production Townsend Productions returns with its adaptation of Robert Tressell’s famous novel. An hilarious fast-paced show, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists follows a group of painters and decorators struggling for survival in a stagnating Edwardian England. As they renovate a three-story town house for Mayor Sweater, the philanthropists throw themselves into backbreaking work for poverty wages. This enlightening, deeply moving and gloriously funny tale has changed countless lives and remains as vivid and as relevant as when it was written almost a century ago.

“A version of Robert Tressell’s socialist classic that is a model of adaptation, dramatic emphasis and sheer theatrical magic” Financial Times tickets: All £12

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Thur 14 Feb

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Fri 15 Feb

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Mon 18 & Tue 19 Feb

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La Bohéme

Russell Kane

The Lock In

Presented by the Grand Opera of Belarus

Join the Fosters Comedy Award-winner and star of loads of stuff on telly as he brings his latest stand-up show Posturing Delivery to Harrogate Theatre.

Following their barnstorming performance of Time Gentlemen Please, the UK’s number one folk and hip-hop dance extravaganza – The Demon Barbers – make a welcome return with a newly polished version of their critically acclaimed spectacular.

Treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day to one of the most romantic operas ever written in the sumptuous surroundings of the Royal Hall. When Mimi and Rodolfo meet, they fall hopelessly for each other – but the course of true love rarely runs smoothly and Puccini’s passionate and evocative music carries them from heart-stopping romance to heart-breaking loss as their story tumbles towards its conclusion. One of the world’s favourite operas, La Bohéme has inspired many a love story and perfectly captures the passion and the pain of being young, poor, and in love. Presented by the critically acclaimed Grand Opera of Belarus – one of three theatres to receive the Bolshoi status – along with a live orchestra, La Bohéme is the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day.

In his most outrageous show yet Russell poses two important questions: What if I’m one of the guys who never has a baby? Why is this not a ‘male subject’? He then plans to give birth, live on stage, then raise it – in front of you. Come along!

“A seriously good comedian” The Times

“Extremely funny, poignant and fuelled by real intelligence and passion” Time Out

It’s back to The Fighting Cocks pub ‘after hours’ where a group of traditional folk dancers lock horns with some young hip-hop dancers. The skill, speed and athleticism of the dancers on both sides soon wins the others over as the old and new are brought together in an exciting and dynamic dance-off. Sword dances are performed with snooker-cues, pub bouncers dance the Morris and B-boys flirt with clog girls. Given how well last year’s show went down, early booking is highly recommended.

“A consistently lively entertaining music and dance performance virtually guaranteed to raise weary spirits and send an audience home smiling”

Add that extra touch of romance to your evening and book a box for £75 which includes a bottle of prosecco and a box of chocolates for you to share.

The Times

4 shows for £44 (see page 4)

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Hal termf fun!

Wed 20 & Thur 21 Feb

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THUR 21 – Sat 23 Feb

Spot’s Birthday Party

The Watery Journey of Nereus Pike

Adapted for the stage by David Wood Based on the books by Eric Hill Presented by PW Productions and Nick Brooke Ltd.

Presented by Laura Mugridge

Thur 28 Feb – Sat 9 Mar

Following the huge success of Running on Air which was performed in a campervan as part of our 2’s Company Festival in 2011, Harrogate Theatre favourite Laura Mugridge returns with her brand new show.

Alan Ayckbourn's

It’s the birthday of everyone’s favourite puppy and you’re invited! All Spot’s friends will be there; Steve the Monkey, Helen the Hippo and Tom the Crocodile as well as Spot’s mum and dad, Sally and Sam. Special guest Marco the Rabbit Magician will be there too, ensuring there’s never a dull moment. David Wood, the UK’s premier children’s playwright (The Gingerbread Man, The BFG, The Tiger Who Came To Tea) has taken Eric Hill’s characters and woven them into a bright, colourful and musical production – the perfect introduction to theatre for young children. Join in the fun, music and songs, games and stories in a family show that’s packed full of theatrical magic to capture everyone’s imagination. Come dressed for a party and make a birthday card for Spot.

“The fun is very infectious”

Nereus Pike is floating down from the sunshine to the bottom of the sea. He’s not unhappy about this. He's smiling. This is a new show by Fringe First Award-winning comedian and theatre maker Laura Mugridge, in collaboration with Katy Schutte and Tom Adams. Expect live music from Tom Adams, sea creatures and a nautical jumper.

“A beautiful engaging journey into not only myth but also humanity” The Public Reviews

“A life-affirming, love-affirming odyssey full of exquisite tiny details… while her show may be brilliantly simple, she is simply brilliant” Metro on Running on Air

Richmond and Twickenham Times

tickets: Aduilts £12, Children £10 Family ticket £40 (family of four)

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STUDIO THEATRE

HARROGATE THEATRE

Sugar Daddies Directed by Robin Herford Presented by Oldham Coliseum Theatre in association with Harrogate Theatres Following the hugely successful productions of The Hound of the Baskervilles and Private Lives we once again team up with the excellent Oldham Coliseum Theatre to present Alan Ayckbourn’s Sugar Daddies. Upon rescuing “Uncle” Val from a hit and run accident, naïve Sasha is initially thrilled by his presents of gratitude and tokens of affection, but as she becomes more and more drawn into a sinister world she never knew existed, can Sasha remain true to herself, or will her sugar daddy ultimately destroy her?

Premiered in 2003, Ayckbourn’s 63rd play marked the hugely popular playwright’s transformation from social observer to impassioned moralist, still retaining all his classic wit and humour. This production is directed by Robin Herford, who is best known as the director of Stephen Mallatratt’s unanimously acclaimed stage adaptation of The Woman In Black, which is still running in the West End after 21 years.

“A ripe social comedy... Ayckbourn has done it again” The Sunday Times

4 shows for £44 (see page 4)

tickets: All £12/10

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FRI 22 FEB

harrogate THEATRE

Mon 11 Mar

HARROGATE THEATRE

Courtney Pine

Richard Herring

It’s more than two decades since Courtney Pine released his shock-and-awe debut album that put contemporary jazz in the British Top 40 album charts for the first time. Pine’s debut was a feverish statement of intent, and to anyone around at the time it’s still profoundly redolent of the excitement surrounding British jazz’s revitalisation.

Celebrated comedian Richard Herring returns with his brand new show about men and their appendage.

Nothing since has distracted Courtney from a very personal journey that has provided the soundscape to a tour of his influences and life experiences. It’s a combination that’s come to characterise the Courtney Pine sound – an inclusive vision of a living and breathing contemporary UK jazz. And now with his latest, 13th album to date, he takes another step forward whilst celebrating the past to create a set that pays respect to his Caribbean musical heritage. As eclectic in its musical range as it is consistent in joyous danceability, Courtney is sounding as much an inspiration as ever.

It’s an object of shame and pride; it inspires laughter and fear; it’s a symbol of power, yet it’s incredibly fragile; it can be a pound of flesh or an ounce of winkles, it can be used to express both love and hate; it creates life and it can condemn us to death. How can one tiny flap of sponge and sinew be all these things? Richard Herring intends to find out in this tenth anniversary update of his critically acclaimed show.

“Man’s answer to the Vagina Monologues” The Guardian

“An impassioned and thoughtful disquisition on masculinity, cultural identity and sexual anthropology” The Observer

Expect to be on your feet!

“A thrilling musical and intellectual journey. As ever, it's inspirational”

STUDIO THEATRE

Tue 5 – Sat 16 Mar

God’s Official Written by Robert Farquhar Presented by Reform Theatre Company in association with Harrogate Theatres From the company who brought you My Favourite Summer, Seconds Out and Like a Virgin comes God’s Official.

Love, passion and friendship get the red card in this very funny look at what could have been – on and off the pitch – for all life’s dreamers.

Cliff and Degsy are devastated that a dodgy refereeing decision has condemned their beloved team to relegation. Seeking retribution and fair play, the lads abduct the referee. The ransom? Admitting his mistake and playing the game again.

“You know a true comic playwright has arrived when the audience start laughing before the actors tell the jokes” The Guardian

As their half-baked plan goes increasingly awry, they soon realise that the referee they’ve decided to kidnap is even more annoying off the pitch than he is on it. Full time beckons – will the clueless duo get the victory they’d hoped for, or have they scored a spectacular own goal?

Metro

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WED 13 & THUR 14 MAR

HARROGATE THEATRE

Sat 16 Mar

harrogate THEATRE

The Animals and What the Dickens? Children took to Presented by Gonzo Moose the Streets Created & Presented by 1927 Welcome to the Bayou, a part of the city feared and loathed wherein lies the infamous Bayou Mansions; a sprawling stinking tenement block, where curtain-twitchers and peeping-toms live side by side, and the wolf is always at the door. When Agnes Eaves and her daughter arrive late one night, does it signal hope in this hopeless place, or has the real horror only just begun? 1927 invites you to a dystopian metropolis of inner city paranoia. Seamlessly synchronizing live music, performance and storytelling with stunning films and animation, this is a wickedly twisted new tale from the multiple awardwinning company.

“A night of unique theatrical magic... a macabre masterpiece of invention and skill” Whatsonstage.com 4 shows for £44 (see page 4)

Having previously delighted audiences with hit shows Is That A Bolt in Your Neck? and I’m An Aristocrat Get Me Out Of Here, Gonzo Moose are back with a Dickensian comedy adventure to entertain the whole family.

Young Charles Dickens is a rookie reporter on The Morning Chronicle. Investigating the foggy slums of Ye Olde London Towne, he accidentally stumbles on a story that could make his reputation. Follow our hero on the adventure of a lifetime! Expect a world of pockmarked pickpockets, cobwebby convicts, dark secrets and convoluted plots, and lots and lots of fog.

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Harrogate Youth Theatre continues to offer young people an extensive and exciting array of workshops, classes and theatre activities. More than 150 members enjoy the opportunities and benefits of Harrogate Youth Theatre: Regular weekly drama workshops in Harrogate Chances to perform at Harrogate Theatre and in the local community

After School Clubs rehearsed in school and performed at Harrogate Theatre

Learn from and work with theatre professionals

Theatre Tours

Reduced price tickets and other special offers

Work Experience opportunities

Opportunities to apply for exclusive one-off workshops with visiting theatre companies, holiday projects, large-scale productions and theatre visits

Bespoke workshops tailored to your needs and learning objectives

Secondary school transition workshops

Regular newsletter

“An exuberant mash-up of improvisation, physical theatre, slapstick and satire”

HYT Member

tickets: All £12

Harrogate Theatre’s Education department prides itself on developing learning through creativity. Our work extends from the early years through to primary and secondary schools and on to FE and HE institutions. We can support you in the following ways:

This inventive and gripping comedy features just three actors playing more than 20 roles in 80 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action. Brimming with unfeasibly quick costume changes, stupidly surreal characters and wonderfully daft jokes, What The Dickens? is the most absurd contribution to the Dickens bicentenary you could hope to see.

4 shows for £44

Harrogate Theatre Education

If you’re aged between 6 – 18 years and would like to learn new skills, meet new people and have fun then why not join HYT today?

The Stage

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Harrogate Youth Theatre

“Nothing in the world could ever replace the people I’ve met and the things that I’ve done at HYT. It has been the most incredible experience of my life”

“A big thank you for giving the children such a good time and teaching them so much. We will certainly tell other schools how fantastic this was” Teacher

Look out for our 12 – 14s years HYT members performing at the Royal Pump Room Museum on 1st December.

(see page 4)

For more information about Harrogate Youth Theatre or Harrogate Theatre Education please contact Jonquil Claughan on 01423 502 710 or email jonquil.claughan@harrogatetheatre.co.uk Harrogate Theatre holds the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge and has Sound Systems Accreditation for safeguarding children and young people.

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Community Productions These shows have been created here in Harrogate by our vibrant community groups and offer you the chance to support the creative talents of our local residents.

Wed 3 – Sat 6 Oct

harrogate THEATRE

Calendar Girls

harrogate THEATRE

She Loves You! Yeah! Presented by Harrogate St Andrew’s Players A brand new musical celebrating that truly iconic decade of music – the Swinging Sixties! HSAP bring you another Harrogate premiere – a feel-good jukebox-style musical with everyone’s favourite 60s songs complete with the fashion, hairstyles and culture of the era.

sun 28 oct

ROYAL HALL

Presented by Parkinson’s UK Harrogate Branch The programme will include a range of popular music from rock, motown, gospel and African genres. An exciting sound from a dynamic singing community. After the success of last year the charity were delighted when the choir agreed to a return performance.

Sat 10 Nov

Showtime 2012 Presented by Lynton Academy

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ROYAL HALL

Thur 24 – Sat 26 Jan

harrogate THEATRE

Curtains

Presented by Harrogate Dramatic Society

Presented by Harrogate Choral Society

Shakespeare’s shortest and bloodiest tragedy tells how Macbeth receives a prophecy from three witches that one day he’ll become King of Scotland. His ambition drives him to murder King Duncan and take the throne himself, but his guilt and paranoia push him on to commit more and more murders to protect himself from suspicion.

Presented by Harrogate Phoenix Players Written by John Kander & Fred Eb

Only Rossini could have written this work. It is not petite, is far from solennelle and is hardly a Mass at all. Instead it is a riotous piece, with its glorious mixture of opera buffa and churchy counterpoint. royal hall

Fri 16 & Sat 17 Nov

Sing and dance the night away with The Katrina Hughes Dancers in a spectacular show with everything from your favourite musicals and shows.

Thur 29 nov – Sat 1 Dec

ROYAL HALL

Sun 16 Dec

STUDIO THEATRE

Sjenka A group of strangers book a bargain skiing holiday in the beautiful Balkan mountains. They meet in a comfortable mountain chalet, but this deceptively tranquil setting turns out to hold sinister secrets. Just who are the two old people who greet the holidaymakers with suspicion? And those noises?

Sat 1 Dec

ROYAL HALL

Handel – Messiah

Fri 7 Dec

Performances from the West Yorkshire Fire Service Band, North Yorkshire Fire Service Pipe Band, Fisher Singers, Freedom Dance group and the fabulous Fisher Singers, with a Christmas theme. HARROGATE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE

Family Christmas Concert Presented by Harrogate Choral Society & Harrogate Symphony Orchestra 300 primary school children will join Harrogate’s leading amateur orchestra and choir in this fun-filled celebration of Christmas – with a special visit from you know who!

SAT 22 DEC

ROYAL HALL

Christmas Concert

Messiah is one of the Christian world's most highly esteemed and popular works. It is almost like an 18th century musical which contains so many hummable tunes, rousing choruses, memorable moments and virtuoso arias that it can be appreciated on many levels. ROYAL HALL

Action For Children’s Christmas Concert

This musical comedy whodunit in two acts and follows the fallout when, on the opening night of a new musical, the supremely untalented leading lady mysteriously dies on stage. A police detective, who moonlights as a musical theatre fan, leads the investigation. Can he save the show and solve the case without getting killed himself?

Thur 7 – Sat 9 Feb

Christmas Band Concert 42nd Street Presented North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service

Sat 22 Dec

Presented by Woodlands Drama Group Written by Alison Gilmour

Presented by Harrogate Choral Society

Rock Up and Sing

studio theatre

Macbeth

Presented by Katrina Hughes Dancers

The now world-famous and true story of how the Rylstone Women’s Institute took the eyebrowraising decision to pose for a nude calendar to raise money for Leukaemia Research. It’s a story told with much poignancy and humour but the Calendar Girls’ decision put relationships within the W.I. to the test.

wed 12 – sat 15 DEC

Rossini – Petite Messe Solennelle

Showtime Express

Presented by Harrogate Dramatic Society Written by Tim Firth

THUR 25 – SAT 27 OCT

royal hall

Sun 4 Nov

Presented by Harrogate Gilbert & Sullivan Society and the Brighouse & Rastrick Band Join our own Gilbert & Sullivan Society and the world famous Brighouse & Rastrick Band for a superb Christmas musical treat. This concert is a firm favourite in Harrogate’s festive calendar and features a delightful selection of seasonal favourites, brass band treats and G&S classics – perfect for all the family!

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Presented by Deanery Players Music by Harry Warren & Lyrics by Al Dubin Book by Michael Stewart & Mark Bramble The famous musical based on the original Hollywood film, tells the story of Peggy Sawyer and her quest for stardom in a new Broadway extravaganza. The show has glamorous dances, snappy dialogue and a sparkling musical score that includes ‘Lullaby of Broadway’, ‘I Only Have Eyes for You’, ‘We‘re in the Money’ and many other favourites. ROYAL HALL

Sat 23 Feb

Danceworx: Live & Unleashed Presented by Danceworx An all singing, all dancing high energy musical extravaganza from the local students of Danceworx. ROYAL HALL

Sun 24 Mar

Rock Up and Sing Presented by the British Thyroid Foundation Join us for a spectacular evening of music performed by local renowned choir in support of the Harrogate-based British Thyroid Foundation’s 21st anniversary.

Presented by Action For Children Join in the Festivities this December with an evening of Christmas music featuring festive choral works sung by local school choirs and traditional carols for all to sing. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Action For Children.

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Harrogate Theatre Membership Schemes If you enjoy great nights out at Harrogate Theatre, why not become a Friend or Benefactor and help support our ongoing work. Every year we put on more than 350 live events, as well as working in the region with young people through Youth Theatre sessions and workshops in schools and colleges. We have also embarked on a long-term plan of refurbishing and restoring all areas of the historic Harrogate Theatre to ensure that you and future generations can enjoy the Theatre for many years to come. As a Friend or Benefactor you will be able to take advantage of a range of benefits from ticket discounts to regular newsletters. You will also be helping to support the work of Harrogate Theatre as 50% of Benefectors joining fee and the money raised from the various Friends events will go towards securing our future.

Become our Friend Friend (single membership) £10 per annum Benefits include: • Advance Brochure Mailing • Priority Booking Period • Free bi-annual Harrogate Theatre magazine • Regular newsletters • Opportunities to attend social events, trips to other theatres as well as special talks throughout the year Friend (joint membership) £15 per annum Benefits include: • as above Friend (family membership) £20 per annum Benefits include: • as above 46

Become a Benefector Benefactor (single membership) £40 per annum Benefits include: • Ticket discounts of up to 30% on selected performances each season • Advance Brochure Mailing • Priority Booking Period • Free bi-annual Harrogate Theatre magazine • Regular newsletters • Opportunities to attend social events, trips to other theatres as well as special talks throughout the year • Free postage for ticket mailings • Regular e-mail updates on events and shows Benefactor (joint membership) £75 per annum Benefits include: • as above but ticket discounts are for two people Angel (corporate membership) £1,000 per annum Ideal for individuals or as a corporate package. As Single Benefactor membership plus extra benefits include: • Named seat in Harrogate Theatre’s refurbished auditorium • Personalised Theatre tours on request • Opportunity to entertain up to 20 guests at one production (subject to availability) each year with complimentary tickets and pre-show champagne and canapés in a private function room If part of a corporate package benefits include: • Presence at Harrogate Theatre for the duration of selected performances • The chance to advertise in Harrogate Theatre programmes • Link from Harrogate Theatre website to your site

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FRI 8 FEB 42ND STREET 7.30PM THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS 7.45PM SAT 9 FEB 42ND STREET 2.30PM 7.30PM THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS 2.45PM 7.45PM MON 11 FEB WOODY SEZ 7.30PM TUE 12 FEB WOODY SEZ 7.30PM WED 13 FEB WOODY SEZ 7.30PM THUR 14 FEB LA BOHEME 7.30PM FRI 15 FEB RUSSELL KANE 8.00PM MON 18 FEB THE LOCK IN 7.30PM TUE 19 FEB THE LOCK IN 7.30PM WED 20 FEB SPOT’S BIRTHDAY PARTY 1.30pm 4.00PM THUR 21 FEB SPOT’S BIRTHDAY PARTY 10.30am 1.30pm THE WATERY JOURNEY OF NEREUS PIKE 7.45PM FRI 22 FEB COURTNEY PINE 7.30PM THE WATERY JOURNEY OF NEREUS PIKE 7.45PM SAT 23 FEB DANCEWORX: LIVE & UNLEASHED 7.30PM THE WATERY JOURNEY OF NEREUS PIKE 7.45PM HYENA COMEDY CLUB 8.00PM THUR 28 FEB SUGAR DADDIES 7.30PM FRI 1 MAR SUGAR DADDIES 7.30PM SAT 2 MAR SUGAR DADDIES 2.30PM 7.30PM MON 4 MAR SUGAR DADDIES 7.30PM TUE 5 MAR SUGAR DADDIES 7.30PM GOD’S OFFICIAL 7.45PM WED 6 MAR SUGAR DADDIES 7.30PM GOD’S OFFICIAL 7.45PM THUR 7 MAR SUGAR DADDIES 7.30PM GOD’S OFFICIAL 7.45PM FRI 8 MAR SUGAR DADDIES 7.30PM GOD’S OFFICIAL 7.45PM SAT 9 MAR SUGAR DADDIES 2.30PM 7.30PM GOD’S OFFICIAL 2.45PM 7.45PM MON 11 MAR RICHARD HERRING 8.00PM TUE 12 MAR GOD’S OFFICIAL 7.45PM WED 13 MAR GOD’S OFFICIAL 7.45PM The Animals and Children took to the Streets 7.30PM THUR 14 MAR GOD’S OFFICIAL 7.45PM The Animals and Children took to the Streets 7.30PM FRI 15 MAR GOD’S OFFICIAL 7.45PM SAT 16 MAR WHAT THE DICKENS? 7.30PM GOD’S OFFICIAL 2.45PM 7.45PM tue 19 MAR Anything goes 7.30PM wed 20 MAR Anything goes 7.30PM thur 21 MAR Anything goes 7.30PM fri 22 MAR Anything goes 7.30PM sat 23 MAR Anything goes 2.30pm 7.30PM SUN 24 MAR ROCK UP & SING (BRITISH THYROID FOUNDATION) 7.00PM

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Online Booking You can now book for all your favourite shows and print your tickets at home with our new online ticketing system. Not been to Harrogate Theatre before? With our ‘view from seat’ feature you will be able to see what your view of the stage will be like from your seat. So what are you waiting for? Simply log on to www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk* to beat the queues and book a great range of entertainment from the comfort of your home or workplace. *Please note: A £1.75 transaction fee applies when booking online.

Theatre Information Phone: 01423 502 116 Fax: 01423 563 205 Email: boxoffice@harrogatetheatre.co.uk Write: Harrogate Theatre, Oxford Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1QF Website: www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk opening times: Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm or until 15 minutes after the start of the evening performance. Please note: Telephone lines close 30 minutes before the start of the evening performance. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Harrogate Theatre’. concessions: May be available for some productions – please check at the time of booking. Unfortunately concession tickets cannot be claimed retrospectively.

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Every effort is made to ensure accuracy, but errors and omissions do occur. The Management reserves the right to make essential changes to the programme or service offered. Harrogate (White Rose) Theatre Trust Registered no. 225342.

Supported by: Conditions of Sale Tickets may not, without written consent of Harrogate Theatre, be resold for commercial purposes or at a premium by anyone other than the promoter, venue management or one of their authorised sub-agents. If a ticket is sold in breach of this condition it will become void and the bearer of the ticket will be refused admission. We reserve the right to cancel tickets re-sold or transferred for profit or commercial gain and without prior notice. Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged. The Venue management reserves the right to refuse admission. The Venue management reserves the right to make essential changes to the published programme or casting. Smoking, photography and audio/visual recording of any kind, are all strictly forbidden in any Venues. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. Harrogate Box Office only accepts responsibility for tickets bought from one of its own managed sales points. Any queries regarding tickets purchased from ticket agents must be directed back to the relevant agent. For a full list of Harrogate Theatre’s Terms & Conditions visit: www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk/terms-and-conditions.

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