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BOX OFFICE 01484 430528 www.thelbt.org

WHAT’S ON

Spring/Summer 2017


Hello and welcome. I’m truly excited about this season and pleased that we’re bringing some of what I think are the greatest theatre makers around today to Huddersfield. At the 2016 Edinburgh Festival I saw outside the box (p6) and joan (p10) and thought they were fantastic – I can’t wait for lbt audiences to see them. I’m pleased to welcome other new companies and artists to the lbt too – tiata fahodzi with good dog (p6) and Obra Theatre Company with their adaptation of Ted Hughes, gaudete (p7). Alongside these new partnerships, we continue relationships with some of our audience’s favourite companies – Original Theatre Company return for the first time since 2011 with their Ayckbourn-esque comedy invincible (p5), Opera della Luna bring their latest irreverent tale (p4), and Pilot Theatre (p8) and the John Godber Company (p9) also provide the season’s big drama offerings. Our In Motion series sees some familiar names too with 2Faced Dance Company’s run (p13) and an extraordinary version of pinocchio by Jasmin Vardimon (p14). We also welcome our biggest circus show ever – the truly spectacular super sunday (p15). I look forward to seeing you at the theatre this spring and summer.

VICTORIA FIRTH Director

Victoria Firth (Director) and Karen O'Neill (Deputy Director)

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THE LBT PEOPLE

DISCOUNTS

VICKY HOLLIDAY, Creative Producer for Creative Scene, an arts project in North Kirklees led by lbt

UNDER 26s

SEASON PREVIEW

KIRKLEES PASSPORT HOLDERS

Under 26s are entitled to tickets for just £8 and Kirklees Passport holders can claim a discount of £3 off full price tickets for many shows in our Spring / Summer season.* Look for the icons and call us on 01484 430528 or visit our website to book. *Ts & Cs apply. Please bring id as you may be asked for proof of age. Please remember to bring your Passport with you to the performance as proof may be required. To apply for a Kirklees Passport, visit the Kirklees Council website or call 01484 221000.

CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE WITH CREATIVE SCENE? As Creative Producer I work with the talented communities in the north of Kirklees to provide great art experiences for local people. This can involve anything from putting on shows in pubs and community centres, to working with community-led festivals to develop their arts programme, to supporting artists to create new work that can tour, putting Kirklees on the map for excellent art. CAN YOU FILL US IN ON THE PAST TWO YEARS SO FAR OF CREATIVE SCENE? We have been laying the groundwork to deliver an ambitious programme of work, exploring new ways of presenting the arts in the places people live, work and play. The team has been busy creating projects with our group of community commissioners, ‘SceneMakers’ – we’ve packed houses in local pubs, lit up town centres and warmed up with fiery outdoor events to name just a few. FOLLOWING THE NEWS THAT CREATIVE SCENE HAS SECURED A FURTHER £1M ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND FUNDING, WHAT’S NEXT? Next year I’m looking forward to a new play based on the inspiring Batley Bulldogs girls team, more multi-lingual spoken word events in It’s a Word Thing, an Indian inspired performance from Urban Playground featuring local young people, and a floating women’s arts centre on the canal.

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Join us for the unveiling of our Spring / Summer season with Director of the lbt, Victoria Firth, and special guests from our forthcoming programme. Director of the machine stops, Juliet Forster, discusses Pilot Theatre’s production of em Forster's 1909 novella, Kate Papi from Obra Theatre Company reveals the workings behind gaudete, an eerie tale about a possessed Yorkshire village priest inspired by Ted Hughes’ seminal poem, and leading early-years story-teller and artist Ruthie Boycott-Garnett introduces the adventures of pom, her enchanting and highly sensory new family show. Plus we have music from the vibrant grand northern ukulele festival and Woodhouse Musical Theatre Company will perform hits from legally blonde. Tickets are completely free of charge, but availability is limited – book yours now for a thoroughly enjoyable evening in the company of inspiring theatrical talent. MAIN STAGE 6.30pm TICKETS FREE

Our Season Ticket lets you hand-pick a selection from our latest programme of thrilling, inspiring performance for a much lower price. All shows must be booked at the same time. Terms and conditions apply.

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INVINCIBLE Page 5

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GAUDETE Page 7

PINOCCHIO Page 14

THE MACHINE STOPS Page 8

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THE LAWRENCE BATLEY THEATRE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ITS FUNDERS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS

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PERFORMANCE

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OPERA DELLA LUNA

RUBY WAX: FRAZZLED

TALES OF OFFENBACH

WED 15 FEBRUARY

THU 9 FEBRUARY

THE ORIGINAL THEATRE COMPANY AND THEATRE ROYAL BURY ST EDMUNDS THU 16 – SAT 18 FEBRUARY WRITTEN BY TORBEN BETTS

‘A refreshing, Ayckbourn style comedy’

ONLY YORKSHIRE DATE

‘Laugh out loud’ evening standard

daily mail

Two crazy operas in one unforgettable evening by lbt favourites Opera della Luna (The Ghosts of Ruddigore, The Mikado). A guide to mindfulness. A forum for discussion.

CROQUEFER – OR THE LAST OF THE PALADINS Croquefer has abducted the daughter of his arch-rival, Rattlebone, with whom he has been at war for 23 years. Despite having lost most of his body parts including his tongue at the Crusades, Rattlebone is determined to fight one last battle to save his daughter. L’ILE DE TULIPATAN On the island of Tulipatan, King Cacatois xxii is unaware that his only son and heir, Alexis, is in fact biologically his daughter. Knowing how desperate he was for a son, the doctors concealed the child’s true sex from the king, who has now grown increasingly despairing of his son’s gentle disposition. MAIN STAGE 7.30pm TICKETS £20 – £10 4

Ruby Wax is a much-loved us-born comedian, actor and writer, along with being the ‘it girl’ of mental health campaigning. She has a Master’s degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University. ‘Genuinely hilarious’ the stage

‘Irresistable high jinks. The Blackadder level of humour is perfectly pitched’ daily telegraph

This event is a follow up to her sell-out touring show and best-selling book, Sane New World, which helps us understand why we sabotage our sanity with our own thinking. Her new best-selling book A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled is the basis for the discussion. Funny and insightful, this event is your passport to saner living. MAIN STAGE 7.30pm  TICKETS £20

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, Dancing at Lughnasa), invincible is a riotously funny production. MAIN STAGE 7.30pm TICKETS £18 – £10

FUNDRAISING EVENT IN AID OF KIRKLEES THEATRE TRUST

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PERFORMANCE TIATA FAHODZI

GOOD DOG FRI 24 FEBRUARY

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OUTSIDE THE BOX – A LIVE SHOW ABOUT DEATH

HUDDERSFIELD LITERATURE FESTIVAL

POLARI UP NORTH

TUE 7 MARCH

FRI 3 & SAT 4 MARCH

Mum’s promised him that bike so even when school or homelife bites, he knows to keep his chin up, his head down and his shirt clean. Because in the end, everyone who’s good gets what they deserve. Don’t they? Britain’s leading African theatre company tiata fahodzi present Arinzé Kene’s delicately observed and fearlessly told tale, set in the early noughties, which chronicles growing up in a multi-cultural community and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control. Because even the most patient among us can’t wait forever.

Liz Rothschild is a performer, celebrant and award-winning burial ground owner. Her unique insight into the 'business of dying' has created a highly original and beautifully cathartic show, combining mercurial tales and miraculous truths, collected over the years from life’s finishing line. Funny, wise and taboo busting, outside the box confronts the elephant in the room with grace and humour, asking its audience to embrace mortality and look on the bright side of life, with a weave of untold and surprising stories, a hint of history and some pithy commentary on the funeral industry from someone who knows.

‘A treat… funny, feisty and refreshing’

‘A remarkably refreshing and important show’

time out on arinzÉ kene’s god’s property

broadway baby

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Warning: This show might change your life… and your death.

SYNGENTA CELLAR Fri 7.45pm & Sat 2.00pm TICKETS £12

Entertaining and eclectic! Host Paul Burston reads from his novel The Black Path and presents four lgbt performers with universal appeal. Jackie Hagan – Poet, comedian, live artist and playwright. Juno Dawson – Multi-award-winning author of ya novels and non-fiction (This Book is Gay, Margo & Me). vg Lee – Crazy hat lady and author of five novels, including Mr Oliver’s Object of Desire. Paul McVeigh – Writer of comedy, plays, short stories and novel The Good Son.

OBRA THEATRE COMPANY

GAUDETE

ADAPTED FROM THE WORK BY TED HUGHES TUE 14 & WED 15 MARCH

The life of a Yorkshire village is shattered when elemental spirits replace the parish priest with his double. Alternative realities collide as this changeling interprets the gospel of love in his own alarming fashion. What goes on at the wi meetings? obra’s eight strong international ensemble interweaves the visceral language of Ted Hughes’ seminal poetic novel with intimate physicality and dynamic choreography, accompanied by a cinematic soundscape and live junkyard percussion. This is theatre that embraces the transformative power of language and the body; dark, complex and touching, gaudete is a physical and lyrical feast of ensemble theatre.

Plus: Bettina Carpi and Gary Lloyd present Ending at Section 28: An original dance and music short. SYNGENTA CELLAR 7.00pm TICKETS £8

MAIN STAGE 7.30pm TICKETS £16 – £10 WITH A POST-SHOW DISCUSSION Tue 14 March 7


PERFORMANCE PILOT THEATRE & YORK THEATRE ROYAL

THE MACHINE STOPS TUE 28 & WED 29 MARCH

BOX OFFICE 01484 430528  |  ONLINE www.thelbt.org THE JOHN GODBER COMPANY & THEATRE ROYAL WAKEFIELD MON 3 & TUE 4 APRIL WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY JOHN GODBER

"You talk as if a god had made the Machine, men made it, do not forget that." the machine stops is a chilling prediction and exploration of our increasingly complex relationship with technology. In a dystopian underground world, Kuno alone questions humanity's now total dependency on technology to live and communicate. In his struggle to break out, can he reach the Earth’s surface before the Machine stops? One of the uk’s leading touring companies Pilot Theatre (Antigone, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner) returns to the lbt with this adaptation of renowned novelist em Forster’s 1909 short story masterpiece, which is still astoundingly prophetic and poignant today.

Join Vicky Barret for the inaugural meeting of The Empty Nesters’ Club. If your children have left home and the nest is empty, this is the group for you! Vicky will share her story of empty bedrooms, fresher's flu, boyfriends, long goodbyes, motorway service stations and trips to Ikea; and how she fought back to be the woman she is today, exhausted. the empty nesters’ club is a brand new comedy from John Godber (Shafted, This Might Hurt). Godber’s plays, including Bouncers and Teechers, are regularly performed across the globe and translated into a multitude of languages. ‘funny, no-nonsense and moving’

the guardian

the independent

MAIN STAGE 7.30pm TICKETS £17 – £10 WITH A POST-SHOW DISCUSSION Tue 28 March 8

the guardian on this might hurt

MAIN STAGE 7.30pm TICKETS £17 – £10 WITH A POST-SHOW DISCUSSION Mon 3 April 9


PERFORMANCE

PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE

MILK PRESENTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH DERBY THEATRE MON 15 & TUE 16 MAY

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HEARTBREAK PRODUCTIONS

MURDER ON THE TERRACE SUN 11 JUNE

This season we have cherry-picked a selection of the most exciting new companies around, demonstrating the creativity and innovation of today’s emerging theatre makers. We and the artists are so passionate about this work that we invite you to try it on a ‘pay what you decide’ basis – just book a place via box office, see what you think, and at the end of the night pay what you decide. All monies go directly to the companies performing. ADAM POWNALL

GETTING BETTER SLOWLY

NICK CASSENBAUM

BUBBLE SCHMEISIS

MON 8 MAY

CERTAIN DARK THINGS

LAWRENCE BATLEY THEATRE

MELANCHOLY

QUEENIE'S COFFEE HOUSE NIGHTS

MON 12 JUNE

TUE 14 FEBRUARY

An earthy story of courage, conviction and hope, casting a refreshing new light on Joan of Arc’s story – one of history’s greatest underdogs. What happens when a disguise soon becomes something a lot more real and you have to fight for who you really are? A fearless solo show with uproarious songs, exploring what it means to stand out, stand up and stand alone. Packed with guts and heart, joan is a daring fusion of lyrical new writing and anarchic cabaret from the multi-award winning Milk Presents. ‘Powerful, dynamic and irreverent’ the scotsman MAIN STAGE (STUDIO IN THE ROUND) 8.00pm TICKETS £14 WITH A POST-SHOW DISCUSSION Tue 16 May 10

The scene is set – a respectable garden party at Lord and Lady Cava’s residence, The Cavary. Respectable that is until one of the party is found dead, murdered. The garden party is thrown into disarray, the sardonic Inspector Back arrives to investigate and the twists and turns of a whodunit both puzzle and entertain alongside dangerous amounts of humour. Can you solve the mystery? This original murder-mystery by Heartbreak Productions (Pride & Prejudice, Dracula) will be an interactive play presented in our stunning courtyard with references to Downton Abbey and Agatha Christie. Part romp, part farce and a whole lot of fun.

COURTYARD 7.00pm TICKETS £14

Adam Pownall woke up to find his body was slowly shutting down. Very quickly he was unable to walk, talk or blink and nobody knew why… When Guillain Barré Syndrome affected Adam it caused paralysis within days. getting better slowly tells his story of confronting illness through new writing, sound and movement.

ALL SHOWS (EXCEPT QUEENIE’S COFFEE HOUSE NIGHTS) SYNGENTA CELLAR 7.45pm

MON 20 FEBRUARY, MON 20 MARCH, MON 15 MAY & MON 19 JUNE

Writer and street performer Nick Cassenbaum and his Klezmer musicians invite you to enjoy a story set in the warmth of the Canning Town Schvitz, East London’s last authentic bath house. Featuring Klezmer musicians Josh Middleton and Daniel Gouly of the multi-award-winning Don Kipper. ‘Sure to send shivers down your spine’ songlines on don kipper

Consumed by grief, he undertakes work on his biggest creation yet, his lost wife… but at what cost? P​ uppetry, physical theatre and animation combine to tell the story of one man as he treads the fine line between genius and insanity. ‘Beautiful, expressive and meaningful’ the reviews hub

Cosy up in the warm and welcoming setting of Queenie’s Coffee Shop for another series of fabulous spoken word, music and theatre performances, as well as opportunities to take part in our open mic. For more information on line-ups and how to book an open mic slot go to www.thelbt.org QUEENIE'S COFFEE SHOP 7.00pm 11


FILM

IN MOTION

I, DANIEL BLAKE

AMERICAN HONEY

FRI 27 JANUARY

WED 22 FEBRUARY

2FACED DANCE COMPANY

RUN

TUE 7 MARCH

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THE TOTA L TICK ET PRIC E

The celebrated Palme d’Or winning story of social injustice and the human impact of a failing welfare system, from prolific British filmmaker Ken Loach.

A vivid American tale of a desperate, struggling teenager abandoning her small town life.

Recovering from a serious heart attack 59-year old carpenter Dan becomes embroiled in a nightmare of red tape that insists he is fit for work and not eligible for Employment and Support Allowance. Katie, a young single mother who is also being shoved around by the vagaries of the system having just relocated with her two kids from a London homeless shelter, strikes up a mutually beneficial alliance with Dan and their makeshift extended family is formed.

Star, an adolescent girl from a troubled home, runs away with a travelling sales crew who drive across the American Midwest selling subscriptions door to door. Finding her feet in this gang of teenagers, she soon falls into the group's lifestyle of hard-partying nights, law-bending days and young love.

‘At the age of 80, the director hasn’t lost his knack for telling stories about marginalised characters with wit, anger and humanity.’ independent

‘…observant and exuberant, and sweet in a way that is both unexpected and organic’ new york times

Fight or flight? There is always a choice. A gritty and explosive triple bill from the award-winning and physically adventurous 2Faced Dance Company. Featuring three exhilarating commissions by world class female choreographers Tamsin Fitzgerald, Lenka Vagnerova and newcomer Rebecca Evans, run explores the darker side of humanity, through an explosion of movement, theatre and design. Founded in 1999, 2Faced Dance is one of the nation’s leading male urban contemporary dance companies that brought the hugely popular Dreaming in Code to the lbt in 2015.

DIRECTOR

Ken Loach

DIRECTOR

Andrea Arnold

‘Exciting, hypnotic and strangely beautiful’

STARRING

Dave Johns / Sharon Percy / Hayley Squires

STARRING

Shia LaBeouf / Riley Keough / Sasha Lane

the stage

RUN TIME

100 min

RUN TIME

163 min

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MAIN STAGE 7.30pm TICKETS £15 – £10 WITH A POST-SHOW DISCUSSION PHOTO: CHRIS NASH

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IN MOTION

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JASMIN VARDIMON COMPANY

CRYING OUT LOUD ON BEHALF OF CIRCUS EVOLUTION

FRI 5 MAY

BY RACE HORSE COMPANY THU 1 – SAT 3 JUNE

PINOCCHIO

SUPER SUNDAY

ONLY YORKSHIRE DATE

ONLY YORKSHIRE DATE

super sunday is the latest super-fun show from Race Horse Company, the acclaimed all-male Finnish circus troupe with a reputation for madcap brilliance.

Jasmin Vardimon Company (Park, Freedom) returns with a brand new adaptation of the classic tale, pinocchio. Based on the original book by Collodi and performed by a cast of talented dancers, pinocchio brings to life the famous marionette as he embarks on a fantastic journey to become a human boy.  Showcasing Vardimon’s uniquely theatrical choreographic and directorial style, pinocchio combines physical theatre, quirky characterisation, innovative technologies, text and dance to examine the idea of what it means to be human. With insightful humour and engaging drama pinocchio will take audiences on a wonderful journey of discovery through this timeless and beloved fable.

Funny, brave and irreverent, super sunday is so exciting that you cannot look away for a second. Following the success of Flown, Bromance and Attached our latest contemporary circus offering is anarchic, edge of your seat stuff.

'Simple yet elaborate, stark but magical… a pretty impressive achievement'

'This is circus with real bounce'

the times

evening standard

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Big on flying, big on skill and big on stomachchurning thrills super sunday is delivered with laidback humour, rolled-out on a stage dressed as a derelict funfair. Against an atmospheric soundtrack, tension builds as the six performers casually propel themselves higher and higher on trampolines, teeterboards and with catapults. A single slip and things could get messy!

MAIN STAGE 7.30pm TICKETS £19 – £10 WITH A POST-SHOW DISCUSSION Fri 2 June PHOTO: DAVID LEVENE

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HOME PROGRAMME

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HUDDERSFIELD THESPIANS

lbt was founded to provide Huddersfield with a dedicated venue for live performance and work made locally. Long established groups of volunteer artists, musicians, choreographers, directors and stage people have honed their craft and their unique knowledge of the lbt stages to bring you work that we just couldn’t show otherwise: Big hit musicals, a whole canon of well-loved plays and even new writing premieres. We are extremely honoured at the lbt to be home to such a large collective of companies, and to host home-grown work of such exceptional quality.

GRIMM UP NORTH

O BU Y T W L D

SFIE H U D D ER NS P S E TH IA FOR S H OW S £20

WED 22 – SUN 26 FEBRUARY

The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their head in this speedy, boisterous ride for all the family, as just a handful of actors attempt to combine all 209 stories. Featuring classics such as Snow White and Hansel and Gretel to more obscure stories like The Devil's Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands, this is sure to be a half-term treat of comedy and madcap fun for all the family. MORNING

AFTERNOON

7.15PM

THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY

7.15PM

FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY

7.15PM

SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY

10.30AM

2.00PM

SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY

10.30AM

2.00PM

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EVENING

WEDNESDAY 22 FEBRUARY

WOODHOUSE MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY

HUDDERSFIELD THESPIANS

TUE 21 – SAT 25 MARCH

TUE 28 MARCH – SAT 1 APRIL

A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, legally blonde follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This all-singing and dance-packed romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got.

Billy Fisher is a working-class young man living with his parents in the Yorkshire town of Stradhoughton. Bored by his job, he spends his time indulging in fantasies and dreams of life in the big city as a writer. However, with three girlfriends on the go, Billy's wild imagination comes at a cost.

LEGALLY BLONDE

BILLY LIAR

HUDDERSFIELD LIGHT OPERA COMPANY

O BU Y T W L D

SFIE H U D D ER NS P S E TH IA FOR S H OW S £20

billy liar is a classic northern comedy of how one young man’s lies can get totally out of control and affect the lives of all around him.

SWEET CHARITY MON 24 – SAT 29 APRIL

Have you ever known a girl who wanted something so badly that she tried too hard to get it? Meet Charity Valentine, the girl who wants to be loved so much that she has lost sight of who she is. Charity sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through a series of broken romances with a host of no good men. But will Charity’s luck change when she meets insurance actuary Oscar Lindquist… Featuring wonderful musical numbers including Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me Now, Too Many Tomorrows, There’s Gotta be Something Better Than This, I’m a Brass Band and Dream Your Dream.

legally blonde will take you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Elle Woods (and of course, her chihuahua).

From the company that brought you the toe-tapping 42nd Street and roof-raising Sister Act.

5.30PM

MAIN STAGE 7.30pm SATURDAY MATINEE 2.15pm TICKETS £16 – £12 + selected concessions

SYNGENTA CELLAR 7.15pm SATURDAY MATINEE 2.00pm  TICKETS £12

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HUDDERSFIELD GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY

IOLANTHE

DICK & LOTTIE

SISTERLY FEELINGS BY ALAN AYCKBOURN WED 31 MAY – SAT 3 JUNE

HUDDERSFIELD THESPIANS

BETTE & JOAN TUE 6 – SAT 10 JUNE

O BU Y T W

SFIELD H U D D ER NS THESPIA OR F S H OW S £20

Intimate, atmospheric and relaxed, our perennially popular monthly Comedy Cellars are the perfect way to experience stand-up in all its spontaneous, electrifying glory.

THU 11 MAY

THU 9 MARCH

WED 10 – SAT 13 MAY

COMEDY CELLAR

THU 9 FEBRUARY

HOME PROGRAMME

With its unique and innovative plot structure, sisterly feelings offers audiences the chance to see not one but four versions of a classic Ayckbourn comedy – each version stemming from one random and one deliberate choice the two sisters take.

MAIN STAGE 7.15pm SATURDAY MATINEE 2.15pm TICKETS £14.50 – £7.50 + selected concessions 18

SYNGENTA CELLAR 7.45pm SATURDAY MATINEE 2.00pm TICKETS £12 3 JUNE PERFORMANCE IS A FUNDRAISING EVENT IN AID OF KIRKLEES THEATRE TRUST

Anton Burge’s bette & joan serves up an emotional roller-coaster of the highs, lows and tantrums of two staunchly opposed Hollywood greats forced to work alongside each other. A hilarious account of two feisty prima donnas, bette & joan asserts that there is nothing like a good old bitch.

SYNGENTA CELLAR 7.15pm SATURDAY MATINEE 2.00pm TICKETS £12

RESIDENT COMPERE Anthony J Brown ALL SHOWS SYNGENTA CELLAR 8.00pm TICKETS £10

NATHAN CATON

STEVE BUGEJA

As seen on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Soccer am, Russell Howard's Good News and his own sketch show on Comedy Central.

bbc New Comedy Award winner from Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central and Russell Kane tour support.

GAVIN WEBSTER

JACK CARROLL

Geordie wit fresh from a role in Ken Loach's Palme d'Or winning I, Daniel Blake, his slew of credits include Never Mind the Buzzcocks and The Stand-Up Show. Voted ‘Comedian's Comedian' 2014.

Runner-up on Britain’s Got Talent 2013, described as ‘a revelation‘ by Daily Telegraph and ‘comedy genius’ by David Walliams.

STEVE SHANYASKI

HAYLEY ELLIS

Rib-tickling, feel-good wit as seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford and Comedy Store Presents.

An instantly amenable stage presence, her writing credits include Russell Howard's Good News and Radio 4’s Newsjack.

‘Slick, confident, uproariously funny’ chortle

THU 15 JUNE

Huddersfield’s own Gilbert & Sullivan Society performs this heart-warming, sparkling satire on the House of Lords as a bastion of the ineffective, privileged and dim-witted political party system, which is as pertinent today as it was when it was first performed in 1882.

Legendary Hollywood screen rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford’s thirty-year feud had reached boiling point, but when the two screen icons were lured to appear together in a new movie – Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? – would they ever speak to each other again?

GARY DELANEY

PETER BRUSH

From Mock the Week, Dave’s One Night Stand, Celebrity Mastermind and Radio 5's 7 Day Sunday.

bbc New Comedy Award finalist. Writer for The News Quiz, The Show What You Wrote and Newsjack, and tour support for Arthur Smith and Stephen K Amos.

'The undisputed master of the one-liner genre’ the guardian

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE PREVIEWS THU 13 JULY

Abigail is unhappily married to self-important business executive, Patrick, whilst her sister Dorcas is attached to her gormless boyfriend, Stafford. The unexpected arrival of tanned and athletic Simon, who embodies the epitome of both sisters’ desires, creates a tussle between them as to which one of them will seduce Simon.

THU 27 JULY

Iolanthe, a fairy, is allowed to return after being banished for the crime of marrying a mortal. Unfortunately, her half-human, half-fairy son is also facing difficulty with the Lord Chancellor, who will not grant permission for him to marry his love. But the fairies agree to help him, despite the opposition of the entire British Parliament.

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ROB ROUSE

CHRISTIAN REILLY

Hyperactive wit from 8 Out of 10 Cats, Dave's One Night Stand, Celebrity Juice and The Friday Night Project. A veteran of several critically-acclaimed Edinburgh Festival shows and three sold out national theatre tours.

Edinburgh Festival 'Spirit Of The Fringe' award-winner as seen on Late Night with Conan O' Brien.

‘Immensely talented act’ the sunday times

‘If you’re a fan of Bill Bailey or Rich Hall, you’re probably a Christian Reilly fan already’ the guardian

SEYMOUR MACE

ANDY WILKY

Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee 2015. From Dave's One Night Stand, The Weird World of Russell Brand, The Stand-Up Show, Hebburn and Clive Anderson's Chat Room. ‘Relentless originality...manic and gripping’ the guardian

Legendary Northern raconteur as seen in Phoenix Nights, That Peter Kay Thing, Mrs Brown's Boys and the Ken Loach film Looking for Eric. ‘An act everyone deserves to see at least once’ metro

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LAUGHS JONATHAN PIE: LIVE THU 23 FEBRUARY

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LEE NELSON: JO CAULFIELD: THE CUSTOMER SERIOUS JOKER FRI 7 APRIL IS ALWAYS WRONG

CHRIS RAMSEY: IS THAT CHRIS RAMSEY?

Have you ever noticed that even when you’re right, you’re wrong? From the potential minefields of dating, relationships and divorce, to the simple things like booking a holiday or joining a pub-quiz team – nothing is ever as straightforward as it should be.

A brand new stand-up show 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.

SAT 18 MARCH

Following a sold out show at the lbt in October 2016, Jonathan Pie is back. Jonathan Pie is a respected news reporter for a respected news broadcaster but he has a problem. He has several problems. He hates his job. He hates his colleagues. But mainly he hates the news. Join him for this live show where he hilariously reveals the truth behind recent news events both home and abroad.

MAIN STAGE 7.30pm TICKETS £18.50 20

The award-winning stand-up comedian takes a humorous look at life’s potential traps, what can go wrong and how to deal with them.

SYNGENTA CELLAR 8.00pm TICKETS £14

After getting into trouble for sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, Lee Nelson is back where he most definitely should be: Live on stage with his brand new, laughout-loud, best ever stand-up show. ‘Comedy genius’ the mirror

‘Comedy legend’

COUNT ARTHUR STRONG: THE SOUND OF MUCUS

REGINALD D HUNTER

FRI 26 MAY

WED 3 MAY

THU 8 JUNE

FRI 21 APRIL

Is that Chris Ramsey? Yes it is. On his biggest uk tour yet. Get tickets while you can.

the sun

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.

Reginald D Hunter returns to the uk in 2017 with his highly-anticipated brand new show. During the 15 years in which he has lived in the uk, Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fanbase that spans the generations. His appearances on television have included 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the hugely popular three-part bbc2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the South.

‘Just gets funnier and funnier’ the guardian

‘You should be ashamed of yourself’

‘Frighteningly talented… tearing up every stage he lands on’

‘A relentless blast of comic surprises’

‘Stand-up comedy's coolest customer’

sepp blatter

GQ

the times

telegraph

MAIN STAGE 7.30pm TICKETS £20

RORY BREMNER: PARTLY POLITICAL

MAIN STAGE 7.30pm TICKETS £20

MAIN STAGE 8.00pm TICKETS £20

MAIN STAGE 8.00pm TICKETS £21

Britain’s best-known satirical impressionist is back. With Trump, Boris and Brexit fresh in the memory, Rory’s on a mission to make sense (and nonsense) of it all. He will be joined by special surprise guests: Some politicians, some comedians. Come and work out which is which… Best known for the political satire show Bremner, Bird and Fortune, Rory’s also won back-to-back baftas and two British Comedy Awards. He’s guested on many of Britain’s top comedy shows on radio and tv, including Spitting Image, Whose Line is it Anyway, Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week, The News Quiz, The Now Show and qi.

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SOUNDS COVEN SAT 4 MARCH

BOX OFFICE 01484 430528  |  ONLINE www.thelbt.org CELLAR FOLK

GILMORE & ROBERTS THU 23 MARCH

HUDDERSFIELD UNIVERSITY BIG BAND SAT 1 APRIL

Coven are a collective of three of the British folk scene’s finest, most formidable and forthright female acts, taking to the stage to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Contemporary folk and acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound.

The exquisitely harmonic songwriting duo and bbc 6 Music favourites O’Hooley & Tidow will be joined by the enchanting bbc Radio 2 Folk Award finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter, activist and performer Grace Petrie. Experience these thought-provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women performing individually and collectively on one stage.

Nominated three times at the bbc Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work.

‘Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in.’ independent on o'hooley & tidow MAIN STAGE 8.00pm TICKETS £15 22

The Huddersfield University Big Band is back once again at the lbt for its annual showcase. The concert will feature the students playing music from across the whole of the Big Band tradition and also showcase them playing in small groups as well. The programme will feature music by Phil Collins, Pat Metheny, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Buddy Rich. An annual treat not to be missed.

2015 saw the release of their fourth album, Conflict Tourism, which appeared on several end-of-year Best Album lists.

KATHRYN ROBERTS & SEAN LAKEMAN

GRAND NORTHERN UKULELE FESTIVAL

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the uk folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships.

The uk’s quirkiest, boldest and most welcoming festival returns for another vibrant weekend of live music taking over the entire lbt building.

Twice recent winners of the bbc Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo, the couple’s intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation and their greatly varied original songs cover such subjects as wicked mermaids, Norwegian legends and a lonely whale.

The grand northern ukulele festival presents an astonishing range of world-class music, workshops and interactive performances, presenting some of the best talent on four strings from around the globe.

MAIN STAGE 7.30pm TICKETS £12

SAT 6 & SUN 7 MAY

THU 4 MAY

With a story that includes over 20 years of making music with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk.

‘Gilmore & Roberts take English folk and scuff it up with indie rock drama.’ q magazine SYNGENTA CELLAR 8.00pm TICKETS £13

CELLAR FOLK

SYNGENTA CELLAR 8.00pm TICKETS £13

This year’s line-up includes British musician Andy Eastwood and Denmark’s favourite folk duo Elof & Wamberg along with dozens of other performers. WHOLE BUILDING SAT 6 MAY 2.30pm – 10.00pm SUN 7 MAY 2.00pm – 5.00pm TICKETS Weekend £46, Day Tickets £40 + selected concessions

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IMAGINE

BOX OFFICE 01484 430528  |  ONLINE www.thelbt.org

RUTHIE BOYCOTT-GARNETT

BLUNDERBUS THEATRE COMPANY

SAT 4 FEBRUARY

SAT 11 FEBRUARY

Yellow petals, singing birds, soft grass beneath your feet; welcome to Spring. And here is Pom: Climber of trees and chaser of butterflies.

A brand new adaptation of a timeless tale from the inventive creators of Dotty the Dragon.

GARLIC THEATRE

THE ADVENTURES OF POM THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE

Her rosy, cheeky face makes her mum so happy. It’s going to be a lovely day. But what’s this door in the lush green grass? This deep dark open door… you don’t want to go in there, do you?

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SAT 25 MARCH

Charlie Hubble is a little boy with a very big dream, he wants to be a world-class magician. So, he saves up his pocket money to buy The Big Book of Magic for Trainee Magicians. Then he sets off to Mr Zacoor’s Toy Shop to buy his spell book. But Mr Zacoor is no ordinary shopkeeper, he’s a real life sorcerer! And he has a very special job for Charlie. This delightful new show comes to life with an irresistible blend of music, puppetry and storytelling. There’s also an enchanting toy shop setting filled with all sorts of magical surprises.

Leading early-years story-teller and performance artist Ruthie Boycott-Garnett has created a highly visual and sensory exploration of the Greek myth, Persephone, blending music, moving images and puppetry. A sensory feast that will delight children of all ages and adults young at heart. ATTIC THEATRE 11.00am, 12.30pm & 2.00pm TICKETS £7 child + accompanying adult (additional adults £3) RUNNING TIME 40 minutes (including a play session) AGE RECOMMENDATION 0–4 years

JACK AND THE BEANS TALK

IMAGINE SAVER

MAIN STAGE 11.00am & 2.00pm TICKETS £8 RUNNING TIME 60 minutes AGE RECOMMENDATION 3–7 years

3 SHOWS – 10% OFF 4 SHOWS – 15% OFF *MUS T BE BOOK ED TOGE THER

NORTHERN BALLET

GOLDILOCKS & THE THREE BEARS THU 13 APRIL

A fresh and funny retelling of the traditional story and an ideal gentle introduction to theatre. Jack lives on a small farm with his mum and very little to eat. He likes to talk to the birds, his cow and anyone who will listen. Imagine his surprise when he swaps his cow for some magic beans and starts to hear a whispering in the breeze and a giant rumble in the sky...

Goldilocks is a mischievous little girl with hair as bright as gold. Always on the look-out for an adventure, one day her curiosity leads her to a house full of many surprises. With a family of friendly bears, a beautiful blue bird and bowls of delicious porridge, this ballet is just right!

Charming and inventive with plenty of interaction, an enormous beanstalk, bags of gold and a smelly old giant, jack and the beans talk is a cautionary tale about what might happen if you throw things out of the window.

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. 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.

SYNGENTA CELLAR 11.00am & 2.00pm TICKETS £7 RUNNING TIME 45 minutes AGE RECOMMENDATION 3–7 years FUNDRAISING EVENT IN AID OF KIRKLEES THEATRE TRUST

MAIN STAGE 2.00pm, 4.00pm & 6.00pm TICKETS £8 RUNNING TIME 40 minutes AGE RECOMMENDATION 2–10 years

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IMAGINE CLYDEBUILT PUPPET THEATRE

DINOSAUR DETECTIVES SAT 13 MAY

YOUNG COMPANY BLUNDERBUS THEATRE COMPANY

DOGS DON'T DO BALLET

NEXT STEPS

SAT 29 JULY

FOR OLDER CHILDREN

If you feel your child is moving beyond the age group of our Imagine series, or would like to attend with older siblings, we have some suggestions of shows that are suitable for older children.

O NSLYH I R E K YO RDATE

GRIMM UP NORTH

Recommended for ages 7+ (page 16)

Remember when people thought the earth was flat? Once upon a time enormous creatures walked the earth, creatures that became known in Victorian times as ‘dinosaurs’. dinosaur detectives is a fascinating journey of discovery, fun and conflict surrounding the first fossil finds of Mary Anning, William Buckland and Gideon Mantell. A historical story about looking for dinosaur bones, combining puppetry with projection and shadow theatre.

Biff is not like ordinary dogs. He doesn't do dog stuff like weeing on lampposts, scratching his fleas or drinking out of toilets. If you throw him a stick, he'll just look at you like you're crazy. No, Biff is no ordinary dog. Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes. You see, Biff doesn't think he's a dog, Biff thinks he's a ballerina, which is all very well... But dogs don't do ballet ­– do they?

SYNGENTA CELLAR 11.00am & 2.00pm TICKETS £7 RUNNING TIME 60 minutes AGE RECOMMENDATION 5–10 years 26

Recommended for ages 8+ (page 14)

IMAGINE SAVER

MAIN STAGE 11.00am & 2.00pm TICKETS £8 RUNNING TIME 55 minutes AGE RECOMMENDATION 3–11 years

3 SHOWS – 10% OFF 4 SHOWS – 15% OFF *MUS T BE BOOK ED TOGE THER

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A GREAT FIRST STEP INTO DRAMA?

WANT TO TAKE YOUR THEATRE TRAINING TO A MORE ADVANCED LEVEL?

Stage Door Classes are all about imagination and discovery, where you can learn about storytelling and let your creativity grow. Get hands-on with drama, build your confidence and have fun.

Studio Classes begin with an audition. For those who are passionate about drama and want to learn more, this is an opportunity to take an in-depth look at different techniques. To book an audition please contact letscreate@thelbt.org

Saturdays 10.30am – 12.00noon

STUDIO ONE FOR AGES 9 – 11

Thursdays 5.00pm – 7.00pm STUDIO TWO FOR AGES 12 – 14

Mondays 7.00pm – 9.00pm or Wednesdays 5.00pm – 7.00pm STUDIO THREE FOR AGES 15 – 17

Mondays 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Adapted from the best selling children’s book by Anna Kemp, Blunderbus Theatre Company (Dotty the Dragon, My Pet Monster and Me, Hugless Douglas) brings to life the hilarious story of a small dog with a big personality and even bigger dreams!

For all dinosaur enthusiasts, both young and old, this show is an absolute delight.

Join us for another season of creativity and fun. All classes will have the chance to see a live performance at the lbt.

STAGE DOOR ONE FOR AGES 6 – 8

PINOCCHIO

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Spring term begins on Monday 9 January – for further information or to enrol, visit our website or contact letscreate@thelbt.org

SUPER SUNDAY

Recommended for ages 12+ (page 15)

PLAY IN A WEEK: SEND IN THE SUPERHEROES It’s opening night for a new show at the Lawrence Batley Theatre… but the script isn’t finished, the actors are missing and the lights have gone out.

DATE Mon 20 – Fri 24 February TIME 10.00am – 1.00pm PERFORMANCE Fri 24 February, 12.30pm AGE RECOMMENDATION 6–9 years

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SPOTLIGHT PENNINE SPORTS PARTNERSHIP

BOX OFFICE 01484 430528  |  ONLINE www.thelbt.org RASTRICK HIGH SCHOOL

STRICTLY PENNINE RASTRICK'S GOT TALENT

TUE 28 FEBRUARY – THU 2 MARCH

THE DREAM TEAM

JUMP & SHOUT

THU 30 MARCH, WED 5 & THU 6 APRIL

SAT 18 MARCH

strictly pennine is a series of exciting, vibrant and diverse shows celebrating all forms of dance. This year’s strictly pennine will be the biggest yet. Talented pupils from 47 schools will be performing a wide variety of dance styles. Enjoy an engaging, colourful and energetic evening.

MAIN STAGE Tue & Wed 5.45pm & 8.00pm / Thu 5.45pm TICKETS £7 28

It’s time to shine for students of Rastrick High School as they showcase their talents in this established annual evening of entertainment. The evening provides rising stars with an opportunity to build their confidence and gain performance experience with an audience and judging panel and prizes up for grabs.

MAIN STAGE 7.00pm TICKETS £6

KATIE PHILPOTT SCHOOL OF DANCE

CHOREOGRAPHIC CUP 2017

BABYBALLET SONG AND DANCE ACADEMY

LAUREN J DANCE ACADEMY

SUN 14 MAY

SAT 20 MAY

TWINKLE'S BIG DAY OUT

SHOWCASE

The youngsters of Kirklees will be breaking out their fancy footwork with a variety of dance routines, gaining valuable experience and showing off their talent on the lbt stage.

MAIN STAGE 7.30pm TICKETS £7 / £5 concessions

Katie Philpott School of Dance is returning to the lbt stage once again to present the ever-popular choreographic cup. The afternoon is an opportunity for kpsd students of all ages to showcase their dedication and choreographic flair and a chance for their families, friends and members of the public to sit back and enjoy the show.

MAIN STAGE 4.00pm TICKETS £10 / £8 concessions

GRADUATE FASHION SHOW TUE 13 JUNE

SUN 2 APRIL

A festival where performers aged three and above take centre stage and shine in the spotlight.

UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD

Budding ballet stars from across Halifax take to the stage to showcase the fantastic Babyballet show twinkle's big day out. This fun and enjoyable introduction to the wonderful world of dancing and theatre features all of the Babyballet characters and Babyballet stars. There is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy through the fun-loving bears' adventures.

MAIN STAGE 1.00pm & 5.00pm TICKETS £12.50 / £10.50 concessions

Lauren J Dance Academy in Liversedge proudly presents its annual show for 2017. A glittering evening of show-stopping routines sure to make you laugh, cry and take your breath away. Come along and watch children aged two years through to adults perform their impressive routines. Guaranteed to get your hands clapping and feet tapping.

MAIN STAGE 7.00pm TICKETS £12 / £10 concessions

the university of huddersfield graduate fashion show showcases a stunning collection designed by some of the country’s most talented fashion graduates. Previous Huddersfield fashion students have gone on to enjoy careers with the world’s leading brands – this is your opportunity to spot the design stars of the future, the trends of tomorrow, and enjoy a thrilling evening of style, glamour and fashion.

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SPOTLIGHT HUDDERSFIELD NEW COLLEGE

UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD

HUDDERSFIELD NEW COLLEGE FASHION SHOW

COSTUME GRADUATE DEGREE SHOW

The huddersfield new college fashion show has become renowned as a fantastic showcase demonstrating the creativity, skill and artistic capability of the students.

Be part of a thrilling trip through mystery, romance and drama with the university of huddersfield costume graduate show.

WED 14 JUNE

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SHOWCASE

SAT 17 & SUN 18 JUNE

REBEL SCHOOL OF THEATRE ARTS

EMMA COOMBS DANCE ACADEMY

EXTRAVAGANZA 2017

DANCING THROUGH LIFE

extravaganza 2017 is a fast-paced show filled with song, dance, drama and musical theatre performed by 150 talented students.

The 11th showcase from the Emma Coombs Dance Academy.

SAT 24 & SUN 25 JUNE

STUART PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL

A KIND OF MAGIC

SAT 8 & SUN 9 JULY

SAT 1 & SUN 2 JULY

BODYROCKERZ SCHOOL OF DANCE

STRIVE COMMUNITY DANCE

BODYROCKERZ BEATZ

DANCE EXPLOSION 2017

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary.

Strive Community Dance is proud to present its inaugural show at the lbt.

SAT 15 & SUN 16 JULY

SAT 22 JULY

FRI 16 JUNE

Georgie School of Theatre Arts is proud to present its annual show at the Lawrence Batley Theatre.

This event marks the end of the academic year for the as and a-Level Textile students, who have been following a pathway of fashion, embroidery, surface embellishment and garment construction for the past year.

Join in the celebrations viewing the work of graduating students from the Costume with Textiles ba (Hons) at the University of Huddersfield. The creative vision of the students from sketch to stage will introduce audiences to an eclectic cast of characters that surprise, delight and enchant.

A showcase of incredible talent marking the 25th anniversary of Georgie School of Theatre Arts and featuring classics from shows of the past and new cutting edge choreography and performances. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a special celebration which will include dance genres such as jazz, tap, ballet, modern and street dance. The numbers will be performed by children from three to 18 years old.

MAIN STAGE 8.00pm TICKETS £6

MAIN STAGE 7.00pm & 9.00pm TICKETS £12

MAIN STAGE Sat 7.00pm / Sun 2.30pm TICKETS £12.50 / £10.50 concessions

With songs from the shows, drama excerpts, improvised drama and everything in between, this show is sure to be a jam-packed extravaganza.

MAIN STAGE Sat 5.00pm / Sun 2.30pm TICKETS £13 / £11 concessions

Students will perform ballet, tap, contemporary, jazz, modern, musical theatre, commercial, break dance and acro dance.

Stuart Performing Arts School returns to the lbt to present its annual showcase. a kind of magic features some of the north’s most talented young people performing some of the finest numbers and routines in musical theatre.

Bodyrockerz School of Dance promises to wow audiences with its most extravagant show to date. Featuring pupils of all ages performing a wide range of styles, including street, contemporary and rock ‘n’ roll, Bodyrockerz’ talented dancers are sure to light up the stage.

MAIN STAGE Sat 6.30pm / Sun 1.30pm & 6.30pm TICKETS £14 / £11 concessions

MAIN STAGE Sat 6.30pm / Sun 2.00pm TICKETS £13 / £11 concessions

With excerpts from Wicked, Annie and Seussical the Musical dancing Come and be enthralled by this through life is guaranteed to provide spectacular variety show. an entertaining show with lots of special surprises along the way.

MAIN STAGE Sat 6.30pm / Sun 12.30pm & 6.00pm TICKETS £14 / £12 concessions

The talented cast of pupils will entertain audiences with dancing, singing and acrobatics in a wide variety of genres including ballet, modern, street dance, lyrical, jazz and musical theatre. From West End showstoppers to modern day melodies – there’s something to suit everyone’s taste.

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Details of events are correct at the time of print. Please contact box office in advance to confirm listings and availability. All ticket purchases are non-refundable. Full terms and conditions available at www.thelbt.org For further information on age suitability, please ask.

CONCESSIONS Where available, concessions apply to under 16s, over 60s, students, unemployed persons in receipt of benefits, Kirklees Passport holders and people who are registered disabled. Proof of entitlement is required.

Where multi-buy savers are available, all shows must be purchased at the same time.

HOW TO FIND US We are located in Huddersfield Town Centre, close to the University and just a minute walk from the Kingsgate shopping centre.

SAINSBURY’S KINGSGATE

PARKING If you are arriving by car, follow the signage on the ring road to the Market Hall multi-storey car park on Alfred Street. There is a limited number of parking spaces for disabled badge holders on Queen Street. There is also an area on Queen Street for drop off only.

UNIVERSITY

RAIL AND BUS The rail and bus stations are just a few minutes walk from the theatre. The Free Town Bus stops outside the theatre and runs until 5.30pm Monday to Friday (college days only) and until 4.40pm on Saturdays and non-college days. 33


JUMP & SHOUT

LEE NELSON NORTHERN BALLET CHRIS RAMSEY

7.30PM SERIOUS JOKER 2.00PM, 4.00PM & 6.00PM GOLDILOCKS & THE THREE BEARS

SWEET CHARITY SWEET CHARITY

7.15PM 7.15PM 7.15PM 7.15PM 2.15PM & 7.15PM

TUE 25 WED 26 THU 27 FRI 28 SAT 29

IS THAT CHRIS RAMSEY?

MAY COMEDY CELLAR IOLANTHE DINOSAUR DETECTIVES IOLANTHE

2.00PM – 5.00PM 7.45PM 7.15PM 7.15PM 8.00PM 7.15PM 11.00AM & 2.00PM

SUN 7 MON 8 WED 10 THU 11 THU 11 FRI 12 SAT 13

PINOCCHIO

JOAN JOAN SHOWCASE REGINALD D HUNTER

7.00PM 8.00PM 8.00PM 7.00PM 8.00PM 7.45PM

MON 15 MON 15 TUE 16 SAT 20 FRI 26 WED 31

SUPER SUNDAY SISTERLY FEELINGS SISTERLY FEELINGS SUPER SUNDAY

7.30PM 7.45PM 2.00PM & 7.45PM

FRI 2 FRI 2 SAT 3

SUPER SUNDAY

2.30PM

SUN 25

QUEENIE'S COFFEE HOUSE NIGHT

11.00AM & 2.00PM

SAT 29

DANCE EXPLOSION 2017

1.45PM & 7.15PM 8.00PM

SAT 22 THU 27

BODYROCKERZ BEATZ

2.00PM

SUN 16

JULY COMEDY CELLAR

DOGS DON'T DO BALLET

JULY COMEDY CELLAR

BODYROCKERZ BEATZ

8.00PM 6.30PM

THU 13 SAT 15

A KIND OF MAGIC

A KIND OF MAGIC

6.30PM 1.30PM & 6.30PM

SAT 8 SUN 9

DANCING THROUGH LIFE DANCING THROUGH LIFE

6.30PM 12.30PM & 6.00PM

SAT 1

SHOW TITLE

EXTRAVAGANZA 2017

EXTRAVAGANZA 2017

SUN 2

JULY

7.00PM 5.00PM

MON 19 SAT 24

SHOWCASE

SHOWCASE

7.00PM 2.30PM

SAT 17 SUN 18

COSTUME GRADUATE DEGREE SHOW

7.00PM & 9.00PM

FRI 16

UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD

CERTAIN DARK THINGS

HEARTBREAK PRODUCTIONS

HUDDERSFIELD THESPIANS

HUDDERSFIELD THESPIANS

RORY BREMNER

HUDDERSFIELD THESPIANS

HUDDERSFIELD THESPIANS

HUDDERSFIELD THESPIANS

RACE HORSE COMPANY

DICK & LOTTIE

DICK & LOTTIE

RACE HORSE COMPANY

DICK & LOTTIE

RACE HORSE COMPANY

COMPANY / ARTIST

DICK & LOTTIE

REGINALD D HUNTER

LAUREN J DANCE ACADEMY

MILK PRESENTS

MILK PRESENTS

BLUNDERBUS THEATRE COMPANY

SEYMOUR MACE / ANDY WILKY

STRIVE COMMUNITY DANCE

BODYROCKERZ SCHOOL OF DANCE

BODYROCKERZ SCHOOL OF DANCE

ROB ROUSE / CHRISTIAN REILLY

STUART PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL

STUART PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL

EMMA COOMBS DANCE ACADEMY

EMMA COOMBS DANCE ACADEMY

COMPANY / ARTIST

REBEL SCHOOL OF THEATRE ARTS

REBEL SCHOOL OF THEATRE ARTS

LAWRENCE BATLEY THEATRE

GEORGIE SCHOOL OF THEATRE ARTS

GEORGIE SCHOOL OF THEATRE ARTS

UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD

HUDDERSFIELD NEW COLLEGE FASHION SHOW HUDDERSFIELD NEW COLLEGE DICK WHITTINGTON RUNS FROM 7 – 14 JANUARY, SEE PAGE 21 FOR PERFORMANCE TIMES JUNE COMEDY CELLAR GARY DELANEY / PETER BRUSH

8.00PM 8.00PM

WED 14

GRADUATE FASHION SHOW

MELANCHOLY

BETTE & JOAN

BETTE & JOAN

THU 15

7.00PM & 9.00PM

TUE 13

MURDER ON THE TERRACE

7.00PM

7.15PM 2.00PM & 7.15PM

FRI 9 SAT 10

7.45PM

BETTE & JOAN BETTE & JOAN

7.15PM 8.00PM

THU 8 THU 8

SUN 11

PARTLY POLITICAL

7.15PM

WED 7

BETTE & JOAN

7.30PM 7.15PM

SAT 3 TUE 6

SISTERLY FEELINGS

7.30PM 7.45PM

THU 1 THU 1

SHOW TITLE

SISTERLY FEELINGS

JUNE

MON 12

HUDDERSFIELD GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY

CLYDEBUILT PUPPET THEATRE

HUDDERSFIELD GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY

STEVE SHANYASKI / HAYLEY ELLIS

HUDDERSFIELD GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY

HUDDERSFIELD GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY

NICK CASSENBAUM

JASMIN VARDIMON COMPANY

CELLAR FOLK

COUNT ARTHUR STRONG

COMPANY / ARTIST

HUDDERSFIELD LIGHT OPERA COMPANY

HUDDERSFIELD LIGHT OPERA COMPANY

HUDDERSFIELD LIGHT OPERA COMPANY

HUDDERSFIELD LIGHT OPERA COMPANY

HUDDERSFIELD LIGHT OPERA COMPANY

HUDDERSFIELD LIGHT OPERA COMPANY

TWINKLE'S BIG DAY OUT BABYBALLET SONG AND DANCE ACADEMY HCMF// RUNS FROM 18 – 27 NOVEMBER. SEE PAGE 26 FOR MORE INFORMATION. QUEENIE'S COFFEE HOUSE NIGHT LAWRENCE BATLEY THEATRE

2.15PM & 7.15PM 1.00PM & 5.00PM

SAT 13 SUN 14

IOLANTHE

IOLANTHE

BUBBLE SCHMEISIS

GRAND NORTHERN UKULELE FESTIVAL

GRAND NORTHERN UKULELE FESTIVAL

7.30PM 2.30PM – 10.00PM

KATHRYN ROBERTS & SEAN LAKEMAN

8.00PM

THU 4 FRI 5

THE SOUND OF MUCUS

WED 3

SAT 6

SHOW TITLE 8.00PM

MAY

SWEET CHARITY

SWEET CHARITY

SWEET CHARITY

SWEET CHARITY

7.30PM 7.15PM

FRI 21 MON 24

THE DREAM TEAM

THE DREAM TEAM

THE JOHN GODBER COMPANY & THEATRE ROYAL WAKEFIELD

FRI 7 THU 13

JUMP & SHOUT

JUMP & SHOUT

THE EMPTY NESTERS' CLUB

26

19

31

31

31

19

31

31

31

31

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18

18

11

23

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9

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ATTIC THEATRE

THE JOHN GODBER COMPANY & THEATRE ROYAL WAKEFIELD

KATIE PHILPOTT SCHOOL OF DANCE

HUDDERSFIELD THESPIANS

COMPANY / ARTIST

HUDDERSFIELD THESPIANS

THE DREAM TEAM

HUDDERSFIELD THESPIANS

PILOT THEATRE & YORK THEATRE ROYAL

HUDDERSFIELD THESPIANS

PILOT THEATRE & YORK THEATRE ROYAL

HUDDERSFIELD THESPIANS

WOODHOUSE MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY

GARLIC THEATRE

WOODHOUSE MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY

CELLAR FOLK

WOODHOUSE MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY

WOODHOUSE MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY

WOODHOUSE MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY

LAWRENCE BATLEY THEATRE

JO CAULFIELD

RASTRICK HIGH SCHOOL

OBRA THEATRE COMPANY

OBRA THEATRE COMPANY

GAVIN WEBSTER / JACK CARROLL

2FACED DANCE COMPANY

HUDDERSFIELD LITERATURE FESTIVAL

7.30PM

7.30PM

TUE 4

THE EMPTY NESTERS' CLUB

CHOREOGRAPHIC CUP 2017

QUEENIE’S

COURTYARD

O'HOOLEY & TIDOW, LADY MAISERY & GRACE PETRIE

FULL CIRCLE PRODUCTIONS

FULL CIRCLE PRODUCTIONS

PENNINE SPORTS PARTNERSHIP

PENNINE SPORTS PARTNERSHIP

COMPANY / ARTIST

PENNINE SPORTS PARTNERSHIP

HUDDERSFIELD THESPIANS

HUDDERSFIELD THESPIANS

TIATA FAHODZI

HUDDERSFIELD THESPIANS

JONATHAN PIE

HUDDERSFIELD THESPIANS

HUDDERSFIELD THESPIANS

LAWRENCE BATLEY THEATRE

THE ORIGINAL THEATRE COMPANY

THE ORIGINAL THEATRE COMPANY THE ORIGINAL THEATRE COMPANY

RUBY WAX

ADAM POWNALL

BLUNDERBUS THEATRE COMPANY

NATHAN CATON / STEVE BUGEJA

OPERA DELLA LUNA

RUTHIE BOYCOTT-GARNETT

LAWRENCE BATLEY THEATRE

COMPANY / ARTIST

7.30PM

7.30PM

MON 3

AT

SYNGENTA CELLAR

WED 5

4.00PM

SUN 2

HUDDERSFIELD UNIVERSITY BIG BAND

C

WHOLE BUILDING

COMPANY / ARTIST

Q

MAIN STAGE

STAGE

THU 6

2.00PM & 7.15PM 7.30PM

SAT 1 SAT 1

BILLY LIAR

BILLY LIAR

SHOW TITLE

7.30PM 7.15PM

THU 30 FRI 31

BILLY LIAR

THE MACHINE STOPS

BILLY LIAR

THE MACHINE STOPS

BILLY LIAR

LEGALLY BLONDE

LEGALLY BLONDE

APRIL

7.30PM 7.15PM

WED 29

7.15PM

WED 29 THU 30

7.30PM

TUE 28

LEGALLY BLONDE

2.15PM & 7.30PM

7.30PM 11.00AM & 2.00PM

FRI 24 SAT 25

7.15PM

8.00PM

THU 23

SAT 25

LEGALLY BLONDE JACK AND THE BEANS TALK

7.30PM

TUE 28

GILMORE & ROBERTS

7.30PM

LEGALLY BLONDE

QUEENIE'S COFFEE HOUSE NIGHT

THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS WRONG

RASTRICK'S GOT TALENT

THU 23

8.00PM

SAT 18

WED 22

7.00PM

SAT 18

GAUDETE

7.00PM

7.30PM

WED 15

GAUDETE

MARCH COMEDY CELLAR

7.30PM

7.30PM

TUE 14

MON 20

8.00PM

THU 9

RUN

POLARI UP NORTH

TUE 21

7.30PM

TUE 7

COVEN

8.00PM 7.00PM

SAT 4 TUE 7

OUTSIDE THE BOX – A LIVE SHOW ABOUT DEATH

2.00PM

OUTSIDE THE BOX – A LIVE SHOW ABOUT DEATH

STRICTLY PENNINE

SAT 4

STRICTLY PENNINE

GRIMM UP NORTH

7.45PM

5.45PM & 8.00PM

TUE 28

FRI 3

10.30AM & 2.00PM

SUN 26

GRIMM UP NORTH

5.45PM

10.30AM, 2.00PM & 5.30PM

SAT 25

GOOD DOG

THU 2

7.30PM

FRI 24

GRIMM UP NORTH

LIVE!

STRICTLY PENNINE

7.15PM

FRI 24

SHOW TITLE

7.30PM

THU 23

GRIMM UP NORTH

5.45PM & 8.00PM

7.15PM

THU 23

AMERICAN HONEY

GRIMM UP NORTH

WED 1

7.30PM

WED 22

QUEENIE'S COFFEE HOUSE NIGHT

FRAZZLED

GETTING BETTER SLOWLY

THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE

MARCH

7.15PM

WED 22

INVINCIBLE

7.30PM

7.30PM 7.30PM

THU 16 FRI 17 7.00PM

7.30PM

WED 15

SAT 18

7.45PM

TUE 14

MON 20

INVINCIBLE INVINCIBLE

11.00AM & 2.00PM

SAT 11

TALES OF OFFENBACH FEBRUARY COMEDY CELLAR

7.30PM 8.00PM

THU 9

FILM

LAUGHS

PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE

THE ADVENTURES OF POM

THU 9

SAT 4

SEASON PREVIEW

6.30PM 11.00AM, 12.30PM & 2.00PM

THU 2

SHOW TITLE

FEBRUARY

SHOW TITLE I, DANIEL BLAKE

7.30PM

SPOTLIGHT

HOME PROGRAMME FRI 27

SOUNDS

IMAGINE

JANUARY

IN MOTION

PERFORMANCE

PROGRAMME

DIARY


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