What’s On SPRING / SUMMER
PHOTO CREDIT: BERNHARD MUELLER. PRODUCTION IMAGE FROM 1927’S ‘GOLEM’ - SEE PG 14.
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ACCESSIBLE SHOWS Molly’s Marvellous Moustache (Studio Theatre) Fri 24 Feb 11am RP Fri 24 Feb 2pm BSL Invincible (Harrogate Theatre) Thur 16 March CP Fri 17 March AD Sat 18 March mat. BSL The Verdict (Harrogate Theatre) Thur 30 March AD Fri 31 March BSL Sat 1 April mat. CP
Emperor’s New Clothes (Harrogate Theatre) Wed 12 April 5pm AD Thur 13 April 12noon CP Thur 13 April 5pm BSL Don’t Dress For Dinner (Harrogate Theatre) Thur 11 May BSL Fri 12 May AD Sat 13 May mat. CP The Father (Harrogate Theatre) Thur 6 July BSL Sat 8 July mat. CP & AD
Harrogate Theatre aims to be as accessible as possible. If you would like to discuss your particular requirements or have questions which are not answered below please contact the Harrogate Theatre Box Office on 01423 502 116 or email: email@example.com RP - Relaxed Performances aim to create a welcoming atmosphere to reduce anxiety and allow people, who might otherwise feel excluded, the chance to experience live theatre.
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BSL - British Sign Language Interpretation offers deaf and hearing-impaired audience members a live translation of all spoken words and sound effects into sign language. AD - Audio Description offers a live commentary for audience members with visual impairments. Touch Tours offer blind and visually impaired audience members a chance to orientate themselves with the set and costumes prior to an audio described performance.
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CP - Captioned Performances convert the spoken word into text for people who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or anyone who has difficulty hearing.
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NEW FOR 2017
Book any 3 shows for £45 or any 4 for £60 - a saving of up to 28%! Choose from.... Mr Darcy Loses the Plot 16-17 FEB (Original price £16) P4 Invincible 15-18 MARCH (Original price £17.50) P7 The Verdict 28 MARCH-1 APRIL (Original price £25) P10 Don’t Dress For Dinner 10-13 MAY (Original price £20) P12 The Father 4-8 JULY (Original price £18) P16
NOTHING TO SEE HERE 15-18 Feb
4 nights of contemporary performance exploring our bodies, our selves, and how we treat humans in the 21st Century. P20 & 21 BOOK 2+ SHOWS FOR JUST £10 A TICKET
MIND’S EYE 7-10 June
4 personal stories across 4 nights exploring the mechanics of the mind. P27 BOOK 2 SHOWS FOR £20 OR 3+ SHOWS FOR JUST £8 A TICKET
HELP US RAISE £5 MILLION FOR YOUR THEATRE Harrogate Theatre has launched a new major fundraising initiative to raise significant funds to carry out some much needed restoration and refurbishment of this magnificent Grade II listed building situated at the heart of the town. Our goal is to transform the theatre building in to a vibrant cultural facility fit for the 21st century. We are working on a large scale capital bid to secure investment from Arts Council England, but even if we are successful this will only meet 70% of the costs. There is an overall target of £5 million and it is hoped that the newly restored building will be ready for Harrogate Theatre’s 120th birthday in 2020. And we need your help! Read more at harrogatetheatre.co.uk You can donate at justgiving.com/harrogate-theatre or via Box Office on 01423 502 116
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Theatre is a communal activity, and sometimes the best thing about seeing a show is chatting about it afterwards with friends and other audience members. So join us after the performance in our Circle Bar for a drink* and a chat about the show. All are welcome – we’d love to hear what you think! *One free glass of wine or soft drink for all ticket holders.
THUR 16 FEB THUR 16 MAR FRI 19 MAY THUR 8 JUNE
The Eulogy of Toby Peach Narvik Life By The Throat Something Terrible Might Happen
Inspired by the plays programmed in our spring season, dig a little deeper into the original stories behind the shows by joining our book club in Hive 2 3.30pm. All are welcome! FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley Wednesday 1 February • 2 - 3.30pm Hive (Show by Blackeyed Theatre 2-4 February Main House) THE INVISIBLE MAN by HG Wells Wednesday 3 May • 2 - 3.30pm Hive (Show by Thunder Road Theatre 27 Apr - 6 May Studio Theatre) Register your interest when booking - attendance of the book club is free but does not include tickets to see the shows.
firstname.lastname@example.org Harrogate Theatre, Oxford Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1QF MON - SAT 10am - 5pm or until 15 minutes after the start of the evening performance. Telephone lines close 30 minutes before the start of the evening performance. May be available for some productions - please check at the time of booking.
For a full list of Harrogate Theatre’s Terms & Conditions visit: www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk/terms-and-conditions
HARROGATE THEATRE THUR 2 - SAT 4 FEBRUARY
7.30pm (Plus matinee on 4 Feb)
THUR 9 - SAT 11 FEBRUARY
7.30pm (Plus matinee on 11 Feb)
MON 20 FEBRUARY 11am & 2.30pm
Deanery Players present
Return to the Forbidden Planet
Welcome aboard Spaceship Albatross! Here is a parody of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’, and a 1950s Sci-fi B-Movie. This rock and roll masterpiece includes many favourite songs from the 1960s and 1970s. Join Captain Tempest and his crew for an exciting journey across the galaxy.
Tickets £16 - £12 SEE PG
A brand new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic horror masterpiece fusing ensemble storytelling, live music and stunning theatricality. From the artistic team behind Blackeyed Theatre’s hugely successful 2013 production of Dracula, Frankenstein promises a fresh, exciting take on what is widely considered to be a landmark work of romantic, gothic and science fiction literature. Tickets £20 (Conc. £18)
THUR 16 - FRI 17 FEBRUARY 7.30pm
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Blackeyed Theatre in association with South Hill Park presents’
LipService Theatre present
Mr Darcy Loses the Plot LipService explores the world of women writers, scribbling in secret or under pseudonyms, squeezing in their writing amongst the hustle and bustle of taking tea, choosing chintz and the odd attack of the vapours... Award-winning comedy duo LipService, makers of Withering Looks and Inspector Norse celebrate Jane Austen’s life 200 years on. Tickets £16-£14
The Sooty Show Izzy wizzy let’s get busy! Sooty is back in a brandnew show with guaranteed giggles for the whole family! Direct from CITV, Sooty, Sweep and Soo head into town accompanied by TV’s Richard Cadell. Expect magic, music and mayhem with buckets full of audience participation. A spectacular treat for Sooty fans old and new - plus a chance to meet Sooty and Richard after the show!
‘Works like a dream - your children will love it’ The Guardian
Tickets £12 (Conc. £10)
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FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS AND BLAST OFF INTO HYPERSPACE!!
HARROGATE THEATRE THUR 23 FEBRUARY
WED 22 FEBRUARY
FRI 24 - SAT 25 FEBRUARY 8pm
Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option Join German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn for an evening of Teutonic jolliness at its best.
David O’Doherty: Big Time David O’Doherty - the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya - is delighted to present a brand new show of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. This year David’s comedy has been nominated for the best show awards at the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival and he spent the summer on tour around America with Flight of the Conchords.
After his last show tackled those well-known staples of light entertainment that are the British obsession with home ownership and the self-serving nature of most fundraising efforts, this time Henning’s having an unbiased look at immigration. He also wonders, if, generally speaking, people are competent. Luckily in his case this doesn’t matter as either he’s funny or he lives up to a national stereotype. It’s a win-win situation. Tickets £17.50 (£15.50 Conc.)
Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus Presented by Komedia Entertainment & Live Nation. Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Plus something else. Don’t miss this amazing event. ‘Just gets funnier and funnier’ The Guardian
MON 27 FEBRUARY 7.30pm
Performed by: Rhodri Miles
Burton vividly presents the life of the great Welsh actor, Richard Burton, in his own words from humble beginnings to Hollywood mega-stardom. Beautiful women (not least Liz Taylor), alcohol, wealth, stage and screen are the threads woven into this sad, happy, exuberant often hilarious one-man show. Tickets £16 (Conc. £14)
“AOF masterful performance” SHOW” WINNER “BEST INTERNATIONAL theatre guide AT THE British HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL 2010
Unfolding Theatre in association with LittleMighty present
PUTTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Across the UK there are thousands of guitars propped up in bedrooms that haven’t been strummed in years. Voices only heard in the shower. Drum kits taking up too much space in garages. Well, it’s time to blow off the dust. We’re putting the band back together! Part riotous gig, part tender storytelling, Ross Millard (The Futureheads), Maria Crocker and Alex Elliott reveal the epic emotions within people’s relationships with music.
Every show features a house band of ex-players. Fancy joining? Email email@example.com or visit our website to find out more.
“Sitting listening to Ross Millard sing and my heart is going pop pop pop” Maddy Costa, critic “The play is fantastic – funny, big-hearted, moving and truthful” Alex Petridis, Guardian
* Workshops will take place Sat 18 Feb & Sat 25 February 2pm - 4pm and prior to each show, 5.30-7.30pm, at Harrogate Theatre. Workshops are free to attend – book your free workshop place/s through our Box Office
THUR 2 - SAT 4 MARCH 8PM 6
TICKETS £12 (CONC. £10) @HGTHEATRE
HARROGATE THEATRE WED 8 MARCH
FRI 10 MARCH
Ronnie Scott’s All Stars present:
Danny Baker: From The Cradle To The Stage
Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars combine world-class live jazz, narration and rare archive images, for a unique evening celebrating ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook’.
‘A night at the theatre can either be deep dish or high kicking. What I promise to haul before you is very much in the latter category. Content wise I will make Springsteen and Dodd look like short changing slackers. This is the sort of radio I’ve always wanted to do, ie, radio without radio.
The Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook
Featuring classic music from the jazz greats who have performed at Ronnie Scott’s, The Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook is a glimpse into a unique world and its incredible history. Hosted and performed by the award-winning Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, led by the Club’s Musical Director, this is a unique evening celebrating the music and history of Ronnie Scott’s and is a must for any music fan. ‘Full-on brilliance’
7.30pm (Plus matinee on 18 March)
Tickets £20 (Conc. £18)
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WED 15 - SAT 18 MARCH
Original Theatre Company presents
By Torben Betts
THE SMASH-HIT SHOW RETURNS!
With the recession biting hard, Emily and Oliver have decided to downsize and shift their middle-class London lifestyle to a small town in the north of England. One night they open their doors and invite next door neighbours, Dawn and Alan into their home. Over the course of a disastrous evening of olives, anchovies, Karl Marx and abstract art, class and culture collide where the consequences are as tragic as they are hilarious. From one of the most exciting playwrights to emerge since Alan Ayckbourn, Torben Betts, and produced by the award-winning Original Theatre Company (Birdsong, Three Men In A Boat), comes this riotously funny production. 5ê ‘Sharply observed bittersweet comedy - Simply superb’ The Stage Review Tickets £17.50 (Conc. £15.50)
HARROGATE THEATRE TUE 21 - WED 22 MARCH
FRI 24 MARCH
Icarus Theatre presents
7.30pm (Plus matinee on Wed 22)
The King of Denmark is dead. His son Hamlet - whose depression is festered by the death of his father - shatters the narrative and drives it forward. The young prince is not self-pitying or selfindulgent. He is angry. He is infuriated by the world that envelops him. Torn and enabled by his mental malady, the Herculean character embarks on a selfdestructive rampage to avenge his father’s death. Incorporating an original score, this gripping, ensemble reimagining embraces the brutality of the subject, and amplifies the exhilaration and violence of one of the greatest plays ever written - Shakespeare for the Game of Thrones generation. Tickets £17.50 (Conc. £15.50)
The multi-talented and irrepressible Brian Conley returns to the stage to showcase his many talents. Expect comedy, sketches and even a bit of song. Brian Conley’s TV career has seen him win multiple awards including a National Television Award for Most Popular Television Performer, host The Brian Conley Show (ITV) and present the Royal Variety Performance an incredible five times. On stage he is best known for his roles in award-winning productions Jolson, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hairspray and Oliver. “The performance of the decade” The Mail on Sunday Tickets £22
Carol Decker first appeared on the scene with T’Pau in 1987, instantly memorable with a huge voice & a mass of red hair. The first album, Bridge Of Spies went quadruple platinum. Spawning a string of worldwide hits, including Heart & Soul, and of course most notably China In Your Hand, which occupied the No1 slot in the UK for 5 weeks. Now Carol is back, for a night in Harrogate to remember.
SAT 25 MAR 7.30PM 8
TICKETS £23 @HGTHEATRE
EASTER FAMILY FUN Harrogate Theatre presents
E SUITABLES FOR AG 5+ From the creative team behind Harrogate Theatre’s much-loved pantomime comes a contemporary take on Hans Christian Andersen’s cheeky tale. Proud Emperor Benedict is in need of a fresh new wardrobe for his Emperessional Competition and you’re all invited! Join the Emperor and his entourage for a right royal riot as he challenges the world’s fashion designers to make him a dazzling new outfit. THIS BRAND NEW PLAY WILL HAVE THE WHOLE FAMILY IN STITCHES AS THE EMPEROR REAPS WHAT HE HAS SEWN. WITH ORIGINAL MUSIC AND SONGS, AND PLENTY OF OFF-THE-CUFF JOKES AND OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED IN THE ACTION! Adapted for the stage by David Bown. Directed by Phil Lowe.
THUR 6 - SAT 15 APRIL - Various show times - CHECK DIARY OR WEBSITE FACEBOOK.COM/HARROGATETHEATRE
HARROGATE THEATRE TUE 28 MARCH - SAT 1 APRIL
7.30pm (Plus matinee on 1 April)
THUR 20 APRIL 8pm
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Richard Herring: The Best Richard Herring, King of the Edinburgh Fringe, Metro columnist and the UK’s Podfather (RHLSTP, AIOTM) picks his favourite routines from his 12 one-man shows and crams them into 90 minutes for your delectation. From his deconstruction of the genealogy of Christ to him proving that racists are less racist than liberals, via some of the best knob jokes in the business. Will your favourite routine make the cut?
Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd presents
The Verdict By Barry Reed Frank Galvin is a washed up veteran lawyer and an alcoholic. He is presented with one last chance to redeem himself when he is given an open-and-shut medical malpractice case that no one thinks he can win. A stunning courtroom thriller made famous by the five times Oscarnominated Sidney Lumet film with Paul Newman and James Mason.
WED 26 - SAT 29 APRIL
WED 3 MAY
Ripon Operatic Society presents
Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?
9 to 5 the Musical is based on the hit movie about three office workers who turn the tables on their chauvinist boss.
A brand new stand up show for 2017 from the comedian you’ve seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Celebrity Juice, Hebburn, Live At The Apollo and various newspapers when he was wrongly arrested in a hotel in his underpants.
7.30pm (Plus matinee on 29 April)
9 to 5 the Musical
The powerful International Bestseller that inspired a multi Academy AwardNominated film.
Hilarious, thought provoking and even a little romantic, this show is about teaming up and taking care of business. Featuring original numbers from Dolly Parton’s award nominated score including Backwoods Barbie, Shine Like the Sun and the hit 9 to 5.
Tickets £25 (Conc. £23)
Tickets £18-£12 (Sat matinee £16-£12)
Is that Chris Ramsey? Yes it is. On his biggest UK tour yet. Get tickets while you can. Tickets £20
HARROGATE THEATRE Swansea City Opera presents
Sung in English
Lakmé by a chamber orchestra
This jewel of an opera by Léo Delibes is best known for the famous Flower Duet, which has become one of the most familiar numbers any composer, in any genre, has ever written. Like other French operas of the period, it captures the ambience of the Orient seen through Western eyes and, topically for today, tells of religious tensions and conflict leading to personal sacrifice, heartbreak and death. Swansea City Opera are setting their production of Lakmé in India during the Raj of the 1880s, sung in English and accompanied by a chamber orchestra. The orchestral scoring for Lakmé is delicious and as the opera remains a relative rarity, don’t miss this golden opportunity to hear and see this ravishing piece.
There will be a pre-performance talk about the opera and production given by the Artistic Director of Swansea City Opera, Brendan Wheatley at 6.15pm in the theatre’s bar. BOOKING THROUGH BOX OFFICE IS ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED.
FRI 5 MAY 7.30PM FACEBOOK.COM/HARROGATETHEATRE
TICKETS £20 (CONC. £18) www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk
HARROGATE THEATRE THUR 4 MAY 7.30pm
SAT 6 MAY
2pm, 4pm & 6pm
Northern Ballet presents
Goldilocks and the Three Bears With sell-out performances and hugely successful CBeebies adaptations, including Ugly Duckling and Tortoise & the Hare, Northern Ballet’s Short Ballets for Small People are not to be missed. Now the magic continues with a brand-new retelling of Goldilocks & the Three Bears. Bringing this classic children’s story to life, Goldilocks & the Three Bears is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre for the first time.
Clare Teal and her Mini Big Band The First Ladies Of Swing - Ella Peggy Doris And Beyond.
Backed by a spectacular band of first rate musicians, award winning singer and BBC Radio 2 presenter Clare provides an evening of toe tapping big band songs which appeal to all and have the audience dancing in the aisles.
Tickets Adults £6, Children £5
WED 10 - SAT 13 MAY
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From swing to sublime ballads, Clare Teal’s Mini Big Band concerts are renowned across the country for their energetic exuberance.
This child friendly performance lasts approximately 40 minutes
7.30pm (Plus matinee on Sat 13 May)
Jordan Productions along with Phil&Ben in association with Eastbourne Theatres presents
Don’t Dress for Dinner
A side splitting comedy of duplicity. Written by Marc Camoletti this superb comedy of confusion stars the brilliant farceurs Damian Williams (Birds Of A Feather, Being Tommy Cooper) and Ben Roddy (Absolutely Fabulous - The Movie, Boeing Boeing).
As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song and much loved performers, Clare and her Mini Big Band promise a sparkling night of inspired music and unbridled entertainment, performed by the very best.
Bernard has invited Suzy, his gorgeous Parisian mistress, to his home for the weekend as his wife is away; he’s invited his best friend Robert along as an alibi, and with a feast from chef Suzette what could possibly go wrong?
Tickets £20 (Conc. £18)
HARROGATE THEATRE TUE 30 - WED 31 MAY
Harrogate Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
7.30 (Plus matinee on Sat 20)
The Witch’s Curse aka ‘Ruddygore’
Written by WS Gilbert & Sir Arthur Sullivan Harrogate Gilbert & Sullivan Society brings a fifties twist to the Gothic comic opera, ‘The Witch’s Curse’ (aka Ruddygore), a tale of kidnapped maidens, villainy, teddy boys, teenage romance, haunted castles, ancient ghosts and acres of petticoats! With great music, plot twists and comic timing, this show, directed by ex-D’Oyly Carte principal, Alistair Donkin, is not to be missed.
Various show times – check diary or website
A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr. Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem...,expect to be surprised! For ages 3+
THUR 25 - SAT 27 MAY
THUR 1 JUNE
The Harrogate Dramatic Society presents
Dick & Dom Live
Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter is remembered as one of the most haunting love stories on screen ever.
11am & 2pm
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7.30pm (Plus matinee on Sat 27)
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WED 17 - SAT 20 MAY
Touring the UK in a show that promises to get the whole family on their feet, the performance will be full of madcap challenges and audience participation games that guarantees to have you in stitches.
Emma Rice has adapted the classic 1945 screenplay and the one act play, Still Life, on which it was based into a richly theatrical, imaginative and vibrant play for the stage.
The BAFTA winning stars of such memorable shows as Diddy TV, Absolute Genius with Dick & Dom, The Legend of Dick & Dom and of course Dick & Dom in Da Bungalow will be live on stage and bringing their unique bundle of fun and anarchy to life!
Tickets Adults £12, Children £10
The danger lies not in machine becoming more like man but in man becoming more like machine.
Credit 1927. Production shots by Bernhard Mueller.
Following its July 2014 work-in-development showing at Harrogate Theatre - and more recently a hugely successful West End run and an acclaimed international tour - we are delighted and incredibly proud to welcome 1927 and the full Golem production back to Harrogate where it all began.... Like a giant graphic novel burst into life, 1927 invites you to take a step through the looking glass into a dark and fantastical tale of an extraordinary ordinary man. Blending 1927’s synthesis of hand made animation, claymation, live music and performance Golem is a dystopian fable for the twenty first century, which cleverly and satirically explores one of the great questions of the modern world – who or what is in control of our technologies?
‘One of the most visually stunning and technically innovative things you’ll see on stage.’ The Stage Golem is the follow up to 1927’s hit international shows The Animals and Children took to the Streets and The Magic Flute ((created in collaboration with Komische Opera Berlin). A 1927 co-production with Salzburg Festival, Théâtre de la Ville Paris and Young Vic Theatre London.
WED 21 - SAT 24 JUNE - 7.30PM 14
TICKETS £18 (CONCS £16) @HGTHEATRE
HARROGATE THEATRE TUE 6 - SAT 10 JUNE
FRI 30 JUNE
Harrogate Operatic Players presents
Barry Steele as Roy Orbison ‘10 year anniversary tour’
7.30pm (Plus matinee on 10 June)
Betty Blue Eyes Adapted from the hilarious film ‘A Private Function’ by Alan Bennett & Malcolm Mowbray. Betty Blue Eyes is a thoroughly British musical with a deliciously infectious, toe-tapping, retro contemporary score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Post War rationing Yorkshire with wonderful eccentric characters and of course the star of the show – ‘Betty’. Tickets £19-£13
Barry is now widely recognised as one of the world’s leading vocalists paying homage to legend Roy Orbison. He continues to stun audiences across the globe with his uncanny similarity and ability to authentically revive the exquisite toetapping sound of this music giant. Barry Steele is quite simply unmissable, as he takes you on this specially produced musical journey in time. ‘True Identikit Brilliance’ The Stage Tickets £21-£19
TUE 13 - THUR 15 JUNE
TUE 18 JULY
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Starring Brian Capron (Coronation Street, Where the Heart Is), Corrinne Wicks (Doctors/ Emmerdale) and Gary Turner (Emmerdale) as Peter.
Direct from its success in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! With huge projection photos, original film footage and a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more.
7.30pm (Plus matinee on 14 June)
April 1939. An English couple, Peter and Suzy, are living in Provence in idyllic isolation, far, it seems, from the rumblings of the coming war. Their peace is shattered from within when Suzy discovers she has been betrayed: Peter is not the man he claims to be. Lies, subterfuge and murder make this fast-moving thriller a dark and disturbing roller coaster of bluff and double bluff.
“Authentic and exciting” The Stage Tickets £19 (Conc. £17)
Tickets £19.50 (Conc. £17.50)
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Oldham Coliseum Theatre in association with Harrogate Theatre presents
Andre once had a wonderful career as a tap dancer and now lives in Paris with his daughter and her husband. Or was he an engineer whose daughter now lives in London? The trouble is, he can’t quite remember.
Starring Kenneth Alan Taylor as Andre, this funny and moving play portrays the devastating impact of dementia on one man and the people in his life.
TUE 4 - SAT 8 JULY 7.30PM (PLUS MATINEE ON SAT 8) 16
TICKETS £18 (CONCS £16) @HGTHEATRE
Eunice struggles to fit in.
When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads inexorably to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood - on Valentine’s Day. Ruth Rendell’s brilliant plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, despair and cover-ups which, when revealed, brings a shocking revelation almost as grizzly as murder itself. The star cast includes award winning TV and stage favourite ANDREW LANCEL (Coronation Street, The Bill); SOPHIE WARD (Young Sherlock Holmes, Heartbeat); pop-idol MARK WYNTER; DEBORAH GRANT (Not Going Out, Bergerac), movie icon SHIRLEY ANNE FIELD (The Entertainer, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning), ANTONY COSTA who shot to fame in chart topping boy band Blue; and Agatha Christie Company stalwart BEN NEALON (Soldier Soldier).
TUE 11 - SAT 15 JULY - 7.30PM (PLUS MATINEE ON SAT 15)
TICKETS £26 (CONC. £25)
STUDIO THEATRE FRI 3 MARCH
The Harrogate Dramatic Society presents
Daniel Bye presents
7.45pm (Plus a matinee on 4 Feb)
Death of a Salesman Written by Arthur Miller
The play is set during the post-war boom period of the late 1940s and explores the shortcomings of the American dream. Willy Loman, an ageing travelling salesman, has reached a crisis point. Secrets buried in the past begin to resurface, leading to an explosive conclusion, as Willy is forced to commit a seemingly selfless act which will allow his family to continue their own dreams.
A security guard experiences a series of mysterious break-ins. A middle-aged couple discover a sinister plot on the computer of their missing daughter. The works of a little-known poet take on a strange new significance as a series of increasingly small corners of Britain declare independence. Blending his trademark storytelling with a series of live interventions from the audience, the show itself is as unstable as the world it describes.
FRI 10 - SAT 11 MARCH 7.45pm
Eurohouse Two performers - one Greek, one French - dance and shout, cry and sing, agree and disagree, about life in the Eurohouse. A darkly comic look at the EU’s founding ideals and what got lost along the way. êêêêê “This wonderfully playful, intimate and ultimately moving show … constantly pits idealism against self-interest and pragmatism”
Tickets Pay What You Decide*
Tickets £12 (Conc. £10)
SAT 11 FEBRUARY
SAT 4 MARCH
Ginger Is The New Black
Stuart Goldsmith: Compared to What
7.45pm (Plus a matinee on 4 Feb)
Following its sell out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2016, join James Wilson-Taylor for a musical history of the redhead as he attempts to end the bullying and rebrand gingers for 2016. Can he make Ed Sheeran less boring? Can he turn Ron Weasley into a sex symbol? “The songs are beyond hysterical, his comedy is on fire!”
Tickets £12 (Conc. £10)
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TUE 31 JAN - SAT 4 FEB
A new hour of funny, not entirely about becoming a parent. The host of the ‘Comedian’s Comedian Podcast’ (over 6 million downloads) finally shakes off an invigoratingly misspent youth. Finding himself uprooted from his adoptive city and press-ganged into a pastoral existence by a cunning girl, Stu considers the big questions and wonders: how much compromise is too much? Tickets £10 (Conc. £8)
MOLLY’S MARVELLOUS MOUSTACHE By Andrea Heaton
MOLLY WANTS TO BE JUST LIKE THE GROWN UPS. SO HER MUMMY MAKES HER A MOUSTACHE.
THUR 23 SAT 25 FEB
T EA IDS GR R Kes 3-7 FO Ag
Fidget Theatre in association with LittleMighty presents:
11am & 2pm daily
PLEASE JOIN US BEFORE OR AFTER THE SHOW AT OUR MOUSTACHE-MAKING STALL IN THE CIRCLE BAR AND MAKE YOUR VERY OWN MOUSTACHE JUST LIKE MOLLY’S! FREE TO ALL TICKET HOLDERS.
With her moustache she can go anywhere and do anything she likes. She can launch an expedition to the heart of the jungle, blast off into space and create incredible inventions. But being a grown up isn’t all fun. What if Molly has to eat olives and spicy spicy sauce? And what about having to go to work? Featuring an original music score, playful interaction and lots of laughs, Molly’s Marvellous Moustache is a new theatrical adaptation of the original storybook, written by Andrea Heaton and illustrated by Talya Baldwin.
TICKETS £8, FAMILY TICKET £24 (MAX. 2 ADULTS) RELAXED PERFORMANCE FRI 24 FEB 11AM. BSL INTERPRETED FRI 24 FEB 2PM
WOW! SAID THE OWL
THUR 20 SAT 22 APRIL
T EA IDS GR R Kes 2-5 FO Ag
Little Angel Theatre presents
11am & 2pm daily
Explore the wow-world of colours with this curious little owl who is determined to stay awake to see what daylight brings. WOW! Said the Owl, the acclaimed children’s book by award winning author Tim Hopgood, is brought to life through a blend of beautiful storytelling, puppetry and music.
TICKETS £8, FAMILY TICKET £24 (MAX. 2 ADULTS)
NOTHING TO SEE
4 nights of contemporary performance exploring our bodies, our selves and how we treat humans in the 21st century We love theatre because it is live, it can be honest and it can be clever. It can celebrate the different. It can shock, provoke and move. We love theatre because it explores our unique stories and what makes us different. But it can also bring us together. Theatre is our way to be curious. It can subvert perceptions, ask difficult questions and challenge labels we use in our lives. It can make us think differently. We believe no conversation, no question should be off limits. Theatre is a unique opportunity to have those conversations. Join the extraordinary artists in this year’s NOTHING TO SEE HERE as they bring you four very different shows, four very different stories.
They may just change the way you see things.
BOOK FOR 2+ SHOWS FOR £10 TICKETS (£8 CONC.) THIS EVENT IS AT A POP UP THEATRE SPACE AT THE ROYAL HALL
SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
Butterfly Performed by Jacqueline Phillips, Written by Vici Wreford - Sinnott Butterfly is not about suffering from, or surviving, a condition. It is about history, stigma, about misunderstandings and misrepresentations. Awaiting the outcome of a forced mental health assessment, Beatrice becomes the unlikely heroine in a story of not-so-everyday survival, tasked with setting the record straight. This clever, funny, dark piece allows us to assess how we treat human beings in the 21st century. This show is fully wheelchair accessible. Familiarisation packs, touch tours and audio description available on request, please contact the Box Office for further information.
WED 15 FEB - 5PM & 8PM 20
TICKETS £12 (CONC. £10) @HGTHEATRE
STUDIO THEATRE The Eulogy of Toby Peach ‘I was born on the 18th December 1988. I dressed up as a bandicoot once. I was diagnosed with cancer 3,322,000 minutes ago..’
Toby has come to deliver his Eulogy. Join him as he enters the (not so) exclusive Cancer Club; sample chemotherapy cocktails, select the perfect funeral playlist and marvel at Willy Wonka’s life-saving stem cell machine. From diagnosis to remission, relapse and treatment; experience a young man’s journey with cancer in this honest, fascinating and inspiring exploration of modern science and the human body; discovery of self-mortality and celebration of life. êêêê‘Heartfelt & buoyant’ The Stage
THUR 16 FEB - 7.45PM
Getting Better Slowly
TICKETS £12 (CONC. £10) RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 11+
Performed by Adam Pownall & Kitty Randle. Adam Pownall woke up to find his body shutting down. Unable to walk, talk or blink and nobody knew why... When Guillain Barré Syndrome affected Adam it caused full paralysis within days. Getting Better Slowly tells the story of his illness through a creative collision of new writing, verbatim accounts, sound and movement. How does it feel when your closest relationship is with the illness that’s holding you back? Adam’s frank and moving account of how he dealt with GBS and the two years he spent recovering - including months spent learning how to walk and talk again - explores the relationship we all have with our bodies and our health.
FRI 17 FEB - 7.45PM
TICKETS £12 (CONC. £10)
A Place Called Happiness
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 14+
By Debs Gatenby Debs spent a year thinking about happiness. It brought her down. ‘A Place Called Happiness’ was a year in the making and is Debs’ response to society’s seeming obsession with happiness. Here is an honest and real, funny and engaging show filled with stories and secrets shared, as Debs takes you on her journey off the sofa into the world in the pursuit of something called happiness. “Debs Gatenby pulls off the difficult trick of reducing you to tears of both hilarity and sadness” Time Out
SAT 18 FEB - 7.45PM FACEBOOK.COM/HARROGATETHEATRE
TICKETS £10 (CONC. £8) www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk
STUDIO THEATRE TUE 14 - SAT 18 MARCH
WED 22 - THUR 23 MARCH
7.45pm (Plus matinee on Sat 18)
Box of Tricks presents
Inspired by tales from naval veterans, and stories of her grandfather’s time in the Navy, Nunnery’s latest play brings to life a powerful story of love, guilt, heroism and betrayal. Set in World War II, Narvik tells the story of a Liverpudlian man and a Norwegian woman pulled together and torn apart by war as the events of one summer cause ripples across an ocean of time. Lizzie Nunnery explores her dual creative strands – writer and singer/songwriter – to conjure a play where music and words meet, creating a patchwork of memory and dream, truth and fantasy.
The Wardrobe by Sam Holcroft
Performed by Harrogate Youth Theatre Across five centuries of British history, small groups of children seek sanctuary in the same solid, old wardrobe. It’s the safest place they know - but is it safe enough? Tickets £5(Concs £4)
Tickets £12 (Conc. £10)
FRI 24 - SAT 25 MARCH
TUE 4 - SAT 8 APRIL
Futures Theatre present
The Harrogate Dramatic Society presents
7.45pm (Plus matinee on Sat 25)
By Sabrina Mahfouz and Hollie McNish It is 1881. It is 1921. It is 2017. Four women from across the centuries live, breathe and play football. Whilst each of them face very different obstacles in pursuing their dream profession, the possibility that the beautiful game will change their futures and the world -is tantalisingly close. Told through lyrical dialogue, poetry, and punchy prose, Offside places the audience on the touchline of the game of a lifetime.
7.45pm (Plus matinee on 8 Apr)
Entertaining Angels Following the death of her clergy husband, Grace is enjoying a new-found freedom to do and say exactly as she pleases. But the return of her eccentric missionary sister Ruth, brings some disturbing revelations and forces Grace to confront the truth of her marriage to Bardolph.
Recommended for ages 14+ Tickets £12 (Conc. £10)
STUDIO THEATRE THUR 27 APRIL - SAT 6 MAY
7.45pm (incl. matinees on both Saturdays)
Thunder Road & Harrogate Theatre present
The Invisible Man
Based on the classic novel by HG Wells. Adapted by Rob Johnston Winter 1897. A stranger comes to the quiet English village of Iping, emerging from a snow-storm like some ghostly apparition. Nameless and faceless, this ‘devil without eyes’ shuts himself away from curious locals to carry out his mysterious experiments. Before long, the villagers’ curiosity has given way to a deadly, unseen terror … Wells’ prophetic tale of a scientist destroyed by his astonishing discovery has captivated imaginations for a 120 years. Thunder Road and Harrogate Theatre invite you to take a ‘first look’ at The Invisible Man in this gripping new production, exploring Wells’ themes of identity, self-esteem, betrayal, and madness … Tickets - Preview prices 27-29 April £10 (Conc. £8) 2 May-6 May £12 (Conc. £10)
FRI 12 - SAT 13 MAY
FRI 19 - SAT 20 MAY
Benedict Power presents
Most Wanted Theatre presents Life by the Throat By Eve Steele
Spring Reign By Rob Johnston
A story from the Syrian conflict, based on real-life accounts. In the besieged city of Aleppo, Salah and Aisha have lost control of their lives, and are falling headlong into an uncertain future. The Syria they hoped to change is gone, in its place, violence and destruction - the arbitrary brutality of war. How will they survive as they fall further away from hope, from what they know and from what they used to be? Recommended for ages 15+ Tickets £12 (Conc. £10)
7.45pm (Plus matinee on Sat 20)
This is the story of one man’s life, birth to death written and performed by a woman. James Joseph Patrick Keogh is a force to be reckoned with. Born into poverty and madness, he survives on wit, laughter and one ingenious scheme after another. Former Coronation Street actor turned award-winning writer/performer Eve Steele channels the life of this remarkable individual in a performance that is spectacular, funny and heartwrenching. It’s a celebration of the men she has known, loved and wanted to punch in the face.
Suitable for ages 14+ Tickets £12 (Conc. £10)
TICKETS For all 3 shows ONLY £15
All images shown by © Alex Brenner
BEST OF BE FESTIVAL
For all 3 shows + supper & drink* ONLY £20 *Pre-booked tickets only
2017 - 9 MAY 7.30PM A GRAND TOUR OF BOUNDARY SMASHING EUROPEAN PERFORMANCE IN ONE EXHILARATING NIGHT Birmingham’s genre-bending European arts festival takes to the road and shines a light on the continent’s diverse and emerging talent in theatre, dance and performance art. Experience the highlights of the 2016 festival with three exceptional shows from Italy, Germany & Switzerland each lasting 30 minutes.
Cie Philippe Saire
A transcendental performance created by Philippe Saire, one of Europe’s leading exponents of experimental choreography where movement and visual arts converge and bodies weave through black holes and shards of dazzling light.
A fast paced and explosive physical theatre performance by four Italians intent on dissecting the noisy interruptions that bombard our day to day lives. Through a witty narrative, the show jumps from one distraction to another analysing the feelings triggered by something ending prematurely and our perpetual sense of confusion.
Situation with Outstretched Arm Oliver Zahn The saluto Romano, the olympic salute, the Bellamy Salute or in its most common form, the Hitler Salute. One of the most powerful and violent symbols of the twentieth century is recontextualised on stage through physical performance and essay.
Winner of the ACT Festival Price at BE 2016
STUDIO THEATRE TUE 23 - SAT 27 MAY
7.45pm (Plus matinee on Sat 27)
Reform Theatre and Harrogate Theatre in association with Middlesbrough Theatre presents
By Nick Lane & Fiona Wass Alan is a “non-elective celibate.” Or to put it another way, he’s single. Very, very single. Which wouldn’t be a problem, but his sisters are all living romantic dreams with their various successful partners. So when his judgmental parents invite the family together for an anniversary dinner, Al does something rather reckless – he asks Zoe, a girl on work experience, to pose as his girlfriend for the night. Unfortunately for Al, Zoe’s got romantic problems of her own… amongst other things! Will it be the start of a beautiful friendship or the end of the world as they know it? Tickets £12.50 (Conc. £10.50)
THUR 15 - SAT 17 JUNE
TUE 27 JUNE - SAT 1 JULY
Woodlands Drama Group presents
The Harrogate Dramatic Society presents
7.30pm (Plus matinee on Sat 17)
The 39 Steps
Written by Patrick Barlow Based on the book by John Buchan A fast-paced whodunit, packed with nonstop laughs, The 39 Steps plunges you into the world of Richard Hannay, an ordinary man who is forced to go on the run after aiding a mysterious woman. This two-time Tony® winning play is a treat packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! Tickets £10
7.15pm (Plus matinee on 1 Jul)
Othello, the heroic Moorish General, falls prey to the malicious scheming of his devious and thwarted NCO Iago, who infects him with the ‘green-eyed monster’ of jealousy, with tragic consequences for all. This great play, full of racial and sexual tension, is one of the greatest of Shakespeare’s tragedies.
A mini festival of contemporary dance theatre THUR 1 JUNE
A West Yorkshire Playhouse, LittleMighty and Theatre in the Mill co-production
What If I Told You
By the Mayers Ensemble. Written and Performed by Pauline Mayers. Director Chris Goode Throughout Pauline’s life, people have made assumptions about her based on her gender, background and race. She’s defied these expectations at every turn, tearing up the narrative that society tried to impose on her. Now, Pauline is finally ready to tell the world her story. Carefully balancing dance and theatre, What If I Told You immerses us in Pauline’s world as she invites us to pause, breathe and reconsider the stories we tell about our past and the history on which we build our futures.
Please note: This show is participatory. Tickets £10
FRI 2 JUNE 7.30pm
SAT 3 JUNE 7.45pm
Scary Sh*t by Rhiannon Faith
Incl. a curtain raiser by Sardoville performed by St John Fishers
A show about friendship, being a woman and asking for help. Smashing the UK dance scene with quirky and outrageous dance theatre, Rhiannon Faith brings real-life experiences to the stage.
A Matter of Impression People are the ultimate spectacle. A fiercely charged double bill intertwines two works in one - internationally acclaimed choreographer Luca Silvestrini serves up his trademark exposé style in a brand new work accompanying a reworking of Sardoville’s 2014 The Dancing Plague.
A courageous experiment, Scary Shit is a show where two young women attend therapy to learn about themselves, the world and imagine a future without fear. Tickets £10
A thrilling combination of mundanity, virtuosity and satire.
WED 7 JUNE 7.45pm
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4 NIGHTS IN THE STUDIO THEATRE EXPLORING THE MECHANICS OF THE MIND BOOK 2 SHOWS FOR £20 OR 3+ SHOWS FOR £8 A TICKET THUR 8 JUNE
Tom Adams and Lillian Henley present
Uncanny Theatre presents
‘Elephant and Castle’ is a new, experimental show that springs from three years of recorded sleep talk.
Join us for a night of laughing in the face of fear and playing games with the things that really scare us. Part theatre, part stand-up, part childish prank by people old enough to know better.
Elephant & Castle
From there, it becomes tender, funny, uncomfortable and dark too, as the mutterings never quite take the form of honest coherence. But does the incoherence conceal the truth? Is there something struggling to be said? Something perhaps that is painful and potentially disastrous for this relationship? Using live music and extracts from those recordings, Elephant and Castle is a Gig Theatre show about how honest it’s possible to be and have your relationship survive.
Something Terrible Might Happen
Be careful though; something terrible might happen.
Tickets £12 (Conc. £10)
Tickets £12 (Conc. £10)
FRI 9 JUNE 7.45pm
SAT 10 JUNE
Eamonn Fleming in association with LittleMighty presents
Art with Heart presents
A show about memory and making stuff up. Every act of remembering is an act of storytelling. So here’s mine.
Instinctive, curious, bold and bouncy; Sarah is a mighty proud square peg, which wouldn’t be such a problem if the hole wasn’t so damn round.
It starts with a spotty teenager at a Motorhead gig and ends up at the cutting edge of Memory research. The bellowing fans, the smell of beer and sweat, the thunderous music. When I think back, it’s all so vivid. And it’s all completely made up.
With autobiographical comedy, storytelling and conversations with audiences, Declaration takes you on a curious, colourful and candid exploration of ADHD, Diagnosis and Mental Health.
Join me, Eamonn Fleming, writer, performer and ‘O’ level Biologist (Grade C), as I stumble through the amazing world of Memory Palaces, False Memories and Werther’s Originals.
Includes a 20 minute post show Q&A and a dedicated ‘Wellbeing Room’ - a quiet, safe space for audiences with biscuits, brews and colouring provided by a trained Mental Health worker.
Suitable for audiences aged 12+
Suitable for audiences aged 14+
Tickets £12 (Conc. £10)
Tickets £12 (Conc. £10)
Hyena Lounge Comedy Club 8pm This excellent stand up show right on your doorstep is the perfect night out for people who like laughing. Forget boring Saturday night telly and see stand-up at its best: live. Please check website for line-ups. FEBRUARY
18 11 22
Hyena Lounge Kids Comedy Club 2pm With jokes that are suitable for children but funny enough to get everyone laughing, it has all the feel of a real comedy club... but without the rude bits or swearing, it’s cracking fun!
A great way to entertain the whole family. Please check website for line-ups. APRIL
TICKETS: £12 ADULTS, £10 KIDS, FAMILY TICKET £40
Circle Live showcases some of the best live local musical talent in Harrogate Theatre’s stunning Circle Bar on a Saturday afternoon once a month.
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Circle Live @ Harrogate Theatre Come along and enjoy great live music and a few locally brewed beers in one of Harrogate’s most beautiful spaces. ALL WELCOME!
Please check facebook for times and line-ups: facebook/harrogatetheatre. FEBRUARY
18 11 22
ROYAL HALL FRI 3 FEBRUARY 7.30pm
You Win Again The story of the Bee Gees in words and music. This incredible production features the story of one of the greatest bands of our time, from their early triumphs to their devastating decline and on to their meteoric climb back to the top... to become the multi-million selling Bee Gees - the supergroup we know and love today.
FRI 10 FEBRUARY
2017 Chinese New Year Extravaganza
Whitney - Queen of the Night
Come and see the magic unfold as Chinese New Year lands in Harrogate with a unique and exciting show of cultural spectacle to welcome the start of the Year of the Rooster.
This award winning production features a stellar line-up with rising West End star Rebecca Freckleton delivering a breathtaking performance as Whitney. Enjoy three decades of classic hits that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, and I’m Every Woman.
2.30pm & 7.30pm
‘Chinese New Year Extravaganza’ features a team of performers direct from China showcasing incredible Chinese performing arts. From the cheerful spirit of the auspicious Lion Dance, to the majestic and aweinspiring contortion, the show is a colourful display of Chinese cultural tradition.
Tickets £24.50 (Conc. £22.50)
Tickets £24.50 (Conc. £22.50)
Tickets £22 (Conc. £20)
THUR 23 FEBRUARY
17 Feb 7.30pm
SUN 19 MARCH
The 10th anniversary party with over 36 classics, glittering costumes, dazzling dance moves and superb musicianship
Al Murray The Pub Landlord
BANFF World Film Festival World Tour 2017 Experience an evening of extraordinary short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival.
Tickets £14 (Conc. £12.50)
Magic of Motown 2017
Tickets £27.50 (Conc £25.50) PLEASE NOTE: The is the rescheduled event from December 2016.
SUN 5 MARCH 8pm
E Y GL ONL SIN TS A SE
Follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thoughtprovoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe and the most talented adventure film makers of today.
SAT 4 FEBRUARY
Jimmy Carr See all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show - this is the very best of Jimmy Carr. Tickets £27.50
We live in troubling times. Europe. The NHS. Whatever the hell is going on in the Middle East. The gathering storm of fortnightly bin collections? Who knows where it will all end? Publican. Politician. Other thing beginning with P. Philosopher, yeah, that. The nation’s critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord embarks on a common sense campaign to reGreat Britain in his brand new show. Tickets £27.50
ROYAL HALL SAT 1 APRIL
TUE 18 APRIL
THUR 11 MAY
Champions of Magic
Naomi’s Wild & Scary
Jon Richardson: Old Man
Direct from a hit season in London’s West End, the worldclass illusionists that make up the Champions Of Magic team return for a spectacular night of mystery.
Children’s TV presenter Naomi Wilkinson is joined on stage by ‘Animal Mark’, and some of his scariest creatures.
Since his last show the British Comedy Award nominee has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question, why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher?
Witness the impossible, including disappearances, teleportation and a heart stopping finale, all presented with lighting and pyrotechnics to rival the biggest arena productions. Tickets £24 (Conc. £20)
Join Naomi as she recalls some of her most exciting wildlife experiences and even introduces the audience to some of the most fierce and frightening animals she met along the way!
Tickets £18.50 (Conc. £15.50)
FRI 12 MAY
THUR 18 MAY
FRI 19 MAY
After the Sold Out success of his 2015 Restless Years tour, Grammy award winning, international chart-topping, British music legend Leo Sayer is returning to the UK for another series of concerts.
Brit Award and Ivor Novello Award winning KT recently was honoured further with the Inspirational Artist gong at the Women In Music Awards.
Omid Djalili: Schmuck For A Night
With 16 hit albums and 26 hit singles to his credit, Sayer is one of the most successful acts the UK has ever produced and remains hugely popular worldwide.
It Took Me So Long To Get Here, But Here I Am is the third single taken from the full bodied and blooded KIN which was released earlier this year to rave reviews and debuted at No.7 on the official UK Album Chart.
Tickets £27.50. VIP ‘meet & greet’ tickets available See website.
Tickets £35 - £17.50
Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili known for his legendary stand-up performances is back on a nationwide tour! Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, his stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. Earning praise across the world for his performances Omid recently starred in Dickensian BBC1 and Lucky Man Sky1. Tickets £24
ROYAL HALL SAT 27 MAY
FRI 16 JUNE
MON 19 JUNE
Live on Mars: A Tribute to David Bowie
Big Girls Don’t Cry 2017
Sons of Pitches
Featuring the Eastcoast Boys celebrating the music of Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons.
Following on from the incredible successes of their two 2016 tours they will be bringing their SOPTV Show in what will be their biggest ever UK tour.
Featuring the electrifying vocals and uncanny likeness of singer and lifelong Bowie fan Alex Thomas, with a hand-picked world-class band, and covering the Bowie back-catalogue from Space Oddity to Let’s Dance and everything in between. Tickets £24.50
SUN 2 JULY 7.30pm
Oh what a night awaits for all music fans... Big Girls Don’t Cry authentically revives the sublime harmonies of New Jersey’s finest. It showcases Frankie’s incredible falsettos, and features solo hits that range from the exuberant - the rock’n’roll nostalgia of Grease, to the spine-tingling - show-stealers such as My Eyes Adored You.
The SOPTV tour will explore the world of television through The Sons own inimitable style and vocal delivery. Tickets £29.50 - £24.50
WED 30 AUGUST 7.30pm
THUR 31 AUGUST 7.30pm
Featuring an incredible live Orchestra with over 30 musicians, Russian State Opera presents
Let’s Twist Again The greatest hits of Elvis, Dusty, Lulu, The Beatles, Sandie Shaw, The Drifters, Franki Valli, Cilla and more! Join us in our American diner to re-live the fabulius songs of a magical rock ‘n’ roll era. Tickets £23.50 (Conc. £21.50)
Set in Japan at the turn of the century, Madam Butterfly is among the most colourful and exotic of all operas.
Set in Rome in 1800, Tosca is a dramatic masterpiece where love, politics and murder takes place at the highest level.
It tells the story of a doomed love affair between an American naval officer and his young Japanese bride, whose self-sacrifice and defiance of her family leads to heartbreak and tragedy.
If you’ve never tried opera before, you will love this full orchestra experience with fantastic colourful costumes - a must-see opera production for everyone.
(Conc. available see website)
(Concs available see website)
‘By far the best company to bring Russian ballet to British audiences’ Stage Talk Magazine
HARROGATE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FRI 31 MARCH 7.30pm
Billy Ocean (Plus special guests) Billy Ocean is the biggest black recording star Britain has ever produced, one who has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime. He has collected a pile of Gold and Platinum records across the world and hit the number one spot worldwide on pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland, and the UK. This is your chance to catch him in Harrogate. Tickets £22.50 - £45.00
FRI 21 APRIL 8pm
Caro Emerald Caro’s second album ‘The Shocking Miss Emerald’, released in May 2013, entered the Official UK Album Chart at No. 1 remaining in the chart for an entire year. With more than 2.5 million record sales, 40 million YouTube views, a host of awards (including an Echo, Goldene Kamera, Edison Award, EBBA & MTV Music Award), and a string of sold out tours and performances at festivals throughout Europe including Glastonbury and Isle of Wight, Caro has made her mark. Come and see her for yourself. Tickets £22.50 - £47.50. VIP Packages available - See website
NOW BOOKING AUTUMN 2017 Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast Harrogate International Centre FRI 6 - SAT 7 OCT £27.50
Squeeze Harrogate International Centre SAT 28 OCT £47.50 / £32.50
Milton Jones is Out There Royal Hall SUN 22 OCT
A Night of Dirty Dancing 2017 Royal Hall MON 30 OCT £25 / £23
Ray Mears - Born to Go Wild Royal Hall TUE 24 OCT £25 / £20 / £17.50
An Evening With Collabro Harrogate International Centre SAT 2 DEC £39.50/£29.50/£19.50
FRI 17 Invincible 7.30pm JANUARY SAT 18 Narvik 2.45pm & 7.45pm TUE 31 Death of a Salesman 7.45pm Invincible 2.30pm & 7.30pm SUN 19 Al Murray The Pub Landlord 7.30pm FEBRUARY TUE 21 Hamlet 7.30pm WED 1 Death of a Salesman 7.45pm WED 22 Hamlet 2.30pm & 7.30pm THUR 2 Frankenstein 7.30pm The Wardrobe - Performed by HYT 2.00pm Death of a Salesman 7.45pm THUR 23 The Wardrobe - Performed by HYT 2.00pm FRI 3 Frankenstein 7.30pm FRI 24 Offside 7.45pm Death of a Salesman 7.45pm Brian Conley 8.00pm You Win Again 7.30pm SAT 25 Offside 2.45pm & 7.45pm SAT 4 Frankenstein 2.30pm & 7.30pm T’Pau (Plus support) 7.30pm Death of a Salesman 2.00pm & 7.45pm TUE 28 The Verdict 7.30pm Chinese New Year Extravaganza 2.30pm & 7.30pm WED 29 The Verdict 7.30pm THUR 9 Return to the Forbidden Planet 7.30pm THUR 30 The Verdict 7.30pm FRI 10 Whitney - Queen of the Night 7.30pm FRI 31 The Verdict 7.30pm Return to the Forbidden Planet 7.30pm Billy Ocean (Plus special guests) 7.30pm SAT 11 Ginger is the New Black 7.45pm Return to the Forbidden Planet 2.30pm & 7.30pm APRIL WED 15 Butterfly 5.00pm & 8.00pm SAT 1 The Verdict 2.30pm & 7.30pm THUR 16 Mr Darcy Loses the Plot 7.30pm Champions of Magic 7.30pm The Eulogy of Toby Peach 7.45pm TUE 4 Entertaining Angels 7.45pm FRI 17 Mr Darcy Loses the Plot 7.30pm WED 5 Entertaining Angels 7.45pm Getting Better Slowly 7.45pm THUR 6 Entertaining Angels 7.45pm Magic of Motown 2017 7.30pm The Emperor’s New Clothes 2.00pm & 7.00pm SAT 18 A Place Called Happiness 7.45pm FRI 7 Entertaining Angels 7.45pm Hyena Lounge Comedy Club 8.00pm The Emperor’s New Clothes 7.00pm Circle Live SAT 8 Entertaining Angels 2.00pm & 7.45pm MON 20 The Sooty Show 11am & 2.30pm The Emperor’s New Clothes 12.00pm & 7.00pm WED 22 David O’Doherty: Big Time 8.00pm MON 10 The Emperor’s New Clothes 12.00pm & 5.00pm THUR 23 Molly’s Marvellous Moustache 11am & 2.00pm TUE 11 The Emperor’s New Clothes 12.00pm & 5.00pm BANFF World Film Festival World Tour 2017 7.30pm WED 12 The Emperor’s New Clothes 12.00pm & 5.00pm Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option 8.00pm THUR 13 The Emperor’s New Clothes 12.00pm & 5.00pm FRI 24 Molly’s Marvellous Moustache 11am R, 2.00pm BSL SAT 15 The Emperor’s New Clothes 12.00pm Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus 8.00pm TUE 18 Naomi’s Wild & Scary 2.00pm SAT 25 Molly’s Marvellous Moustache 11am, 2.00pm THUR 20 Richard Herring: The Best 8.00pm Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus 8.00pm Wow! Said the Owl 11.00am & 2.00pm MON 27 Burton 7.30pm FRI 21 Wow! Said the Owl 11.00am & 2.00pm Caro Emerald 8.00pm MARCH SAT 22 Hyena Lounge Kids Comedy Club 2.00pm THUR 2 Putting The Band Back Together 8.00pm Hyena Lounge Comedy Club 8.00pm FRI 3 Putting The Band Back Together 8.00pm Circle Live Safe House 7.45pm Wow! Said the Owl 11.00am & 2.00pm SAT 4 Putting The Band Back Together 8.00pm WED 26 9 to 5 The Musical 7.30pm Stuart Goldsmith: Compared to What 8.00pm THUR 27 The Invisible Man 7.45pm SUN 5 Jimmy Carr 8.00pm 9 to 5 The Musical 7.30pm WED 8 Ronnie Scott’s All Stars 7.30pm FRI 28 The Invisible Man 7.45pm FRI 10 Eurohouse 7.45pm 9 to 5 The Musical 7.30pm Danny Baker: From The Cradle To The Stage 7.30pm SAT 29 The Invisible Man 2.45pm & 7.45pm SAT 11 Eurohouse 7.45pm 9 to 5 The Musical 2.00pm & 7.30pm Hyena Lounge Comedy Club 8.00pm Circle Live MAY TUE 14 Narvik 7.45pm TUE 2 The Invisible Man 7.45pm WED 15 Narvik 7.45pm WED 3 The Invisible Man 7.45pm Invincible 7.30pm Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey? 7.30pm THUR 16 Narvik 7.45pm THUR 4 The Invisible Man 7.45pm Invincible 7.30pm Clare Teal and her Mini Big Band 7.30pm FRI 17 Narvik 7.45pm
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DIARY FRI 5 The Invisible Man 7.45pm Lakme 7.30pm SAT 6 The Invisible Man 2.45pm & 7.45pm Goldilocks & The Three Bears 2pm, 4pm & 6pm TUE 9 Best of Be Festival 7.30pm WED 10 Don’t Dress for Dinner 7.30pm THUR 11 Jon Richardson: Old Man 8.00pm Don’t Dress for Dinner 7.30pm FRI 12 Spring Reign 7.45pm Leo Sayer 7.30pm Don’t Dress for Dinner 7.30pm SAT 13 Spring Reign 7.45pm Don’t Dress for Dinner 2.30pm & 7.30pm WED 17 The Witch’s Curse 7.30pm THUR 18 KT Tunstall 7.30pm The Witch’s Curse 7.30pm FRI 19 Life by the Throat 7.45pm Omid Djalili: Schmuck For A Night 8.00pm The Witch’s Curse 7.30pm SAT 20 Life by the Throat 2.45pm & 7.45pm The Witch’s Curse 2.30pm & 7.30pm TUE 23 Hopeless Romantics 7.45pm WED 24 Hopeless Romantics 7.45pm THUR 25 Brief Encounter 7.30pm Hopeless Romantics 7.45pm FRI 26 Brief Encounter 7.30pm Hopeless Romantics 7.45pm SAT 27 Brief Encounter 2.30pm & 7.30pm Hopeless Romantics 2.45pm & 7.45pm Live on Mars: A Tribute to David Bowie 7.30pm TUE 30 The Tiger Who Came To Tea 1.30pm & 4.30pm WED 31 The Tiger Who Came To Tea 11.00am & 2.00pm
THUR 1 What If I Told You 7.30pm Dick & Dom Live 11.00am & 2.00pm FRI 2 A Matter of Impression 7.30pm SAT 3 Scary Sh*t 7.45pm Hyena Lounge Comedy Club 8.00pm Circle Live TUES 6 Betty Blue Eyes 7.30pm WED 7 Betty Blue Eyes 7.30pm Elephant & Castle 7.45pm THUR 8 Betty Blue Eyes 7.30pm Something Terrible Might Happen 7.45pm FRI 9 Betty Blue Eyes 7.30pm Confabulation 7.45pm SAT 10 Betty Blue Eyes 2.00pm & 7.30pm Declaration 7.45pm TUE 13 Strictly Murder 7.30pm WED 14 Strictly Murder 2.30pm & 7.30pm THUR 15 Strictly Murder 7.30pm The 39 Steps 7.30pm FRI 16 The 39 Steps 7.30pm Big Girls Don’t Cry 2017 7.30pm SAT 17 The 39 Steps 2.00pm & 7.30pm MON 19 Sons of Pitches 7.30pm
WED 21 Golem 7.30pm THUR 22 Golem 7.30pm FRI 23 Golem 7.30pm SAT 24 Golem 2.30pm & 7.30pm TUE 27 Othello 7.15pm WED 28 Othello 7.15pm THUR 29 Othello 7.15pm FRI 30 Othello 7.15pm Barry Steele as Roy Orbison 7.30pm
JULY SAT 1 Othello 2.00pm & 7.15pm Hyena Lounge Kids Comedy Club 2.00pm Hyena Lounge Comedy Club 8.00pm Circle Live SUN 2 Let’s Twist Again 7.30pm TUE 4 The Father 7.30pm WED 5 The Father 7.30pm THUR 6 The Father 7.30pm FRI 7 The Father 7.30pm SAT 8 The Father 2.30pm & 7.30pm TUE 11 A Judgement in Stone 7.30pm WED 12 A Judgement in Stone 7.30pm THUR 13 A Judgement in Stone 7.30pm FRI 14 A Judgement in Stone 7.30pm SAT 15 A Judgement in Stone 2.30pm & 7.30pm MON 17 Kamamica TUE 18 The Simon & Garfunkel Story 7.30pm AUGUST
WED 30 Madam Butterfly 7.30pm THUR 31 Tosca Opera 7.30pm
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