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Spring Guide January to April 2012

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Welcome to the exciting - rather packed - Spring Season at The Richard Whiteley Theatre. This year also marks the Quincentenary of Giggleswick School.

At the Edinburgh Festival last summer I saw Translunar Paradise by Theatre Ad Infinitum which Helen Lindley sold out every day, and rightly so…it is a wonderful and touching piece of theatre expertly performed by the company – if you don’t believe me, read the reviews! I am delighted to welcome this show in double bill with Caroline Horton’s beautiful You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy. Fringe First award winners, The Paper Birds Theatre Company return to Giggleswick with their new show Thirsty; a high energy, visually impressive and emotionally engaging look at our nation’s love affair with alcohol. I want to ensure our programme engages and inspires our younger audiences too… I’m sure you won’t have had enough snow by now (I’m writing this before Christmas...) so come and see it snow inside and have fantastic fun with Snow Show, or be transported and delighted by folklore storyteller, Lawrence Speck with Once Upon a Time Up The Road. Our Sunday family films, Puss in Boots and Alvin and the Chipmunks 3 were voted for by our younger audience members last season.

We are delighted to welcome Tom Figgins, OG, back from London for an acoustic evening joined, among others, by singer songwriter Sam Beeton. I already have my tickets for the Hallé Orchestra, my tissues ready for the film War Horse... oh and PS, watch out for the secret symbols... Helen Lindley, Artistic Director

To Book Tickets Online: Phone: 01729 893180 Box Office open for personal callers: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30 - 12.30 (Please ring to check we are open.) We accept payment by all major credit and debit cards or cheques. Each booking incurs a fee of £1. Our online system allows you to ‘basket’ multiple bookings and then pay only one booking fee. Tickets MUST be paid for before they are released. Provisional bookings will only be held until three working days prior to the performance. If payment is not received by that time, reserved tickets may be released for sale. All tickets sold are non-refundable, except in the case of a performance cancellation. If you find you no longer require your tickets, please let us know and, in the event that a performance is sold out, we will do our best to resell your tickets. Whilst we try to be as accurate as possible with this information some changes may occur. Latest information is always available on our website:

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Sunday 15 January

Lyngo Theatre Company 11.00am Richard Whiteley Snow Play Theatre

Saturday 21 January

Organ Recital Voices of Angels


Giggleswick School Chapel

Sunday 22 January

Community Cinemas Puss in Boots


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Saturday 4 February

DOUBLE BILL Theatre Ad Infinitum Translunar Paradise


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Caroline Horton You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy

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Sunday 5 February

Community Cinemas 3.30pm Alvin & The Chipmunks 3

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Sunday 19 February

Lawrence Speck Once Upon a Time up the Road


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Saturday 25 February Acoustic Night 7.30pm Sam Beeton, Tom Figgins

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Friday 2 March

Leonie Sutherland, OG Sailing the World


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Monday 12 March

The Paper Birds Thirsty


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Thursday 22 March

Verdi’s Requiem


Giggleswick School Sports Hall

Sunday 25 March

Community Cinemas War Horse


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Thursday 29 March

Northern Garden Lectures 5.30pm Bob Brown

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Saturday 30 June

The Hallé at Giggleswick 8.00pm

Pape’s Field (Gates open 6pm) 3

: Theatre Double Bill: Love, Life and Loss Theatre Ad Infinitum present Translunar Paradise Translunar Paradise takes you on a journey of life, death and enduring love. After his wife passes away, William escapes to a paradise of fantasy and past memories, a place far from the reality of his grief. Returning from beyond the grave, Rose revisits her widowed companion to perform one last act of love: to help him let go. Using a live accordion accompaniment, this exquisite piece of mask and movement theatre was a

multi-award winning, critically acclaimed sellout at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011. Theatre Ad Infinitum is an awardwinning international ensemble, developing new and original theatre for a multi-cultural audience. Written and directed by George Mann.

An eccentric, acutely myopic French woman’s tale of love in WW2. January 1945. Paris has been liberated. Christiane, waits at Gare Du Nord for a ticket to England to be reunited with her fiancé. Whilst she waits, this gloriously irrepressible mademoiselle recounts the story of her love affair with Cyril, a tongue-tied English teacher from Staffordshire. From a chance encounter at

‘An extraordinary performance; Translunar Paradise so moved me because of its uniquely devastating method, prompting thoughts about bereavement using only gesture, never cheapening its subject by attempting to describe the indescribable’ Observer ‘Extraordinarily poignant… beautifully performed…. packs a real emotional punch.’ The Guardian


Caroline Horton presents You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy Cheadle Tennis Club, their story takes us to cosmopolitan 1930s Paris before their inevitable separation by war. A separation which she hopes today will finally come to an end. A fond, comical and ultimately poignant portrait of one woman's experience of love and war. “Comic theatre at its most moving and inspiring.” The Guardian Both these are fundraising events for the Richard Whiteley Theatre, part of Giggleswick School Reg. Charity No. 1109826.

Double Bill Join us for an evening of love, life and loss with a combined ticket for both this show and Translunar Paradise. Tickets: £17 (U18’s £15) to include “rations” between shows.

Sat 4 February 2012 TRANSLUNAR @ 7.00pm CHRISSY @ 8.45pm

Ticket for one show: £8.50 (U18s £7.50) Visit our website for a secret! 5

The Paper Birds present Thirsty Based on our nation’s love affair with alcohol, this critically acclaimed show weaves together real stories, memories and booze-based confessions collected from a ‘drunken hotline’ and an online questionnaire. Fusing live music, verbatim text and stunning physical theatre, The Paper Birds explore the stories and social repercussions of lost memories and gained traumas, bruised knees, uncontrollable laughter, urine stained beds and sore heads, particularly focusing on the women waving the flag for 'Booze-Britain'. A dynamic theatrical

exploration delving beyond statistics, facts and figures, Thirsty looks to the faces and the voices of everyone who likes a drink and asks why, as a nation, are we so thirsty?

Starring Patrick Lynch from Cbeebies and Carlo Rossi from Italian TV! When Mr Green comes back from his Christmas holidays, it’s the start of a brrrrilliant series of adventures. Mr White wants to sleep and have fun but Mr Green can’t

"Terrifically sharp, vibrantly choreographed and sensitively paced, poignant without getting preachy" The Independent on Sunday "An energetic rollercoaster ride through the reasons that make so many of us reach for the bottle…, exuberantly performed" The Telegraph

This is a fundraising event for The Richard Whiteley Theatre, part of Giggleswick School Reg. Charity No. 1109826

Tickets: £10 (U18s £8)

Mon 12 March 2012 @ 7.30pm 6

Lyngo Theatre Company present Snow Play stand the snow. Who gets to stay, and who has to go away? Make a giant snowman, have a super snowball fight and help us to bring back the spring in this smash-hit London production. Age 3-7 ‘A fantastic, utterly enchanting show.’ Evening Standard Tickets: £7 (Children must be accompanied by an adult). Buy 2 or more tickets and one adult goes free. Both these are fundraising events for The Richard Whiteley Theatre, part of Giggleswick School Reg. Charity No. 1109826

Lawrence Speck Once Upon A Time Up The Road A show for children and their families that investigates our relationship with luck and superstition, through the retelling of myths from the North of England. Meet Clive, he’s scared of just about everything and he’s got a

SNOW PLAY: Sun 15 Jan 2012 @ 11am LAWRENCE SPECK: Sun 19 Feb 2012 @ 2.30pm

story or two to tell you using good old fashioned inspiring storytelling, clowning, puppetry and an exciting original soundscape. Aged 7+

Tickets: £5


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War Horse (2011)

Puss in Boots (U) (2011) In the days before Puss in Boots meets Shrek and accompanied by his sidekicks, Humpty Dumpty and Kitty Softpaws, Puss is pitted against Jack and Jill, two murderous outlaws who discover an ancient power which threatens the world. Who knows what could happen….

Tickets: £4.70

Alvin & The Chipmunks 3 (U) (2011) Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes

accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. However they discover their new turf is not as deserted as it first seemed… Tickets: £4.70

PUSS IN BOOTS: Sun 22 Jan 2012 @ 3.30pm ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS 3: Sun 5 Feb 2012 @ 3.30pm 8

Following the highly acclaimed National Theatre play production, Steven Spielberg’s epic film, stars Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch. Michael Morpurgo’s story is a tale of loyalty, hope and tenacity set in rural England and Europe during the First World War. A young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, develop a remarkable friendship, but they are forcefully parted when Joey is sold and sent to the trenches. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend. The film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the

lives of all those he encounters before the story reaches its emotional climax.

Tickets £4.70 All our films are fundraising events for The Richard Whiteley Theatre, part of Giggleswick School Reg. Charity No. 1109826.

Children’s Film and Theatre Deal Why not book and save at the same time! Buy a ticket for Alvin and the Chipmunks 3 and Puss in Boots together with Once Upon A Time Up The Road: £13.50

WAR HORSE: Sun 25 March 2012 @ 3.30pm

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: Music

Verdi’s Requiem

Voices of Angels Jason Lowe, Chapel Organist in Giggleswick School Chapel Educated at the Royal Northern College of Music, Jason Lowe was a finalist in the College’s Organ Recital Prize, 2008. His performance of James MacMillan’s ‘le Tombeau de Georges Rouault’ was met with great acclaim by the composer at the RNCM 2009 ‘Raising Sparks’ festival. Organ Scholar of Manchester Cathedral from September 2009 to August 2011, he developed a particular interest in psalm accompaniment. He took up his post at Giggleswick

School in September 2011 where, in addition to chapel services and instrumental teaching, he is responsible for the upkeep and care of the chapel’s fine ‘Father Willis’ Organ. Jason’s inaugural Giggleswick recital will feature works by: Johann Sebastian Bach, Cesar Franck, Louis Vierne, Noel Rawsthorne and Antonio Correa-Braga.

Giggleswick Choral Society and Giggleswick School Choir join forces with Settle Orchestra and four outstanding soloists, Laurie Ashworth (soprano), Kate Grosset (alto), Ben Tharpa (tenor) and local bass, David Rees-Jones for a performance of Verdi’s much loved sacred masterpiece. This concert will be the spring highlight of Giggleswick School’s Quincentenary celebrations. Aside from his operas, Verdi is best known for this extraordinary Requiem, written in memory of the Italian writer and nationalist Alessandro Manzoni. The

This is a fundraising event for Giggleswick School Reg. Charity No 1109826.

Tickets: £10 (U18s £5)

Soprano: Laurie Ashworth

This is a fundraising event for Giggleswick School Reg. Charity No 1109826.

Tickets: Adults £9, Senior Citizens £7.50, U18s £5.

Settle Orchestra

Sat 21 Jan 2012 @ 7.30pm 10

dramatic power of the famous Dies Irae and the sublime lyricism of the work’s solo passages have led many to describe it as more of an opera than a formal Requiem Mass.

Bass: David Rees-Jones

Thurs 22 Mar 2012 @ 7.30pm

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Acoustic Night with three singersongwriters Sam Beeton

DM Academy Dance Shipley based DM Academy runs a range of classes for children and adults at the Richard Whiteley Theatre.

Nottingham songwriter Sam Beeton has been writing and recording songs since he was just 15. His first single 'What You Look For' was Record of the Week for both Radio One's Jo Whiley and Scott Mills and he toured nationwide supporting James Morrison and The Script.

Tom Figgins We are excited to welcome back Tom Figgins, whose career continues successfully in London with regular gigs

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and radio appearances, and an upcoming music video with SBTV. A guitarist of skill and subtlety. A songwriter of depth and imagination. A voice that makes you sit up and listen ~ lean back and dream.

Children’s classes after school: Zumbatonics (age 4-7) Sure, chillin’ out is cool, but rockin’ out is a blast! Zumbatonic is a fast-forward fusion of the adult Zumba program designed to let kids chill out on fun and fitness at the same time.

Tickets: £10 (U18s £5)

Sat 25 Feb 2012 @ 7.30pm 12

Adult classes: ZUMBA ‘Ditch the Workout & Join the Party’ The ZUMBA programme fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow dance moves to create a one-of-a kind fitness programme that will blow you away. For details on all these classes and much more please contact DM Academy on 01274 585317.

This is a fundraising event for Giggleswick School Reg. Charity No 1109826.

For details of the third singer, visit our website.

DMA Kidz Performing Arts (age7+) DMA Kidz study the ‘triple threat’ of dance, drama and song. Great for confidence building and personal development, all whist having fun and exploring exciting new skills.

Teen Street Jazz (age 7+) Fuse the urban rhythms of street dance with the traditional discipline of Jazz and you have the latest dance craze – Street Jazz! 13

: Lectures Leonie Sutherland, Illustrated Talk ‘Sailing the World’ Leonie Sutherland, a former Giggleswick School pupil, was a member of the crew on “Welcome to Yorkshire”, the only English boat which took part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in 2011. In this lecture she will describe her experiences and her reasons for wanting to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust. The talk is accompanied by a 15 minute video show and there will be an opportunity

Northern Garden Lectures Bob Brown Bob Brown of Cotswold Garden Flowers is heading to Giggleswick to share his vast plant knowledge with us. Formerly a school teacher, Bob turned his passion for growing easy and unusual perennials and small shrubs into a thriving nursery in Worcestershire. In 2010 the Royal Horticulture Society awarded him the Veitch Memorial Medal which is given to those who “have

to put your questions to Leonie.

Tickets: £10

"You will never conquer the sea, but you can learn to cope with it" Robin Knox Johnson

Date for your diary: NGL with Lord Cavendish from Holker Hall, Cumbria on Thursday 18 October 2012.

Tickets free, retiring collection in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Fri 2 March 2012 @ 7.15pm 14

made an outstanding contribution to the advancement and improvement of the science and practice of horticulture”. A true plantsman, this promises to be an enlightening and entertaining talk.

Thurs 29 Mar 2012 @ 5.30pm

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: Open Air Concert

Picture by Russell Duncan

The Hallé is the 4th oldest symphony orchestra in the world and Britain’s oldest. This year, for the second consecutive year, they won two awards at the Gramophone Awards


Conductor: James Burton

Bass Baritone: Sir Thomas Allen

ceremony in London. Conducted by James Burton, they will perform light classical, musical theatre and operatic favourites perfect for all the family, featuring internationally acclaimed soloists, bass baritone Sir Thomas Allen, soprano Sarah Fox, and tenor Barry Banks. The programme includes works by Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Puccini,

Sat 30 June 2012 @ 8.00pm

Picture by Joel Chester Fildes

The Hallé Orchestra

Handel and Bernstein, all building to a rousing fireworks finale. A local youth choir and Giggleswick Choral Society will join the Hallé and soloists for part of the programme. So, get together with your friends and family, grab your picnic, table and chairs, cool box and champagne and

Tenor: Barry Banks

Picture by Christian Steiner

The Hallé Orchestra is coming with fanfare and fireworks to Giggleswick! In 2012 Giggleswick School celebrates its Quincentenary – 500 years of education in this picturesque Yorkshire Dales village. To mark this historic milestone it is hosting a public outdoor picnic concert on the playing fields next to the site of the first school.

Picture by Sussie Ahlburg

The Hallé at Giggleswick – an open air extravaganza on Giggleswick School ‘Papes’ playing field

head to Giggleswick for an unforgettable evening of world class music against the stunning backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales.

Soprano: Sarah Fox

Tickets: Adults £30 (Groups of 10+ £27pp), U16’s £5. Corporate Packages available.

This is a fundraising event for Giggleswick School Reg. Charity No. 1109826.


: Theatre Info The Theatre is fully accessible for all disabled users with suitable toilet facilities. There is an infra red hearing loop for the hard of hearing and wheelchair spaces are available. Please

notify the Box Office of your requirements at the time of booking. Companion tickets are available for all wheelchair users.

The Richard Whiteley Theatre is situated within the grounds of Giggleswick School. Giggleswick village is a mile from the market town of Settle and is easily accessible from the A65 which runs from Leeds to Kendal. For Sat Nav users our post code is: BD24 0DE. The theatre is located

within the main school campus and parking areas are available nearby. More comprehensive directions can also be found on our website Giggleswick & Settle are served by public transport until 21:00 daily.

Thanks to the generous support of the Theakston family and Black Sheep Brewery we are please to be able to provide a bar service at all our events. The Black Sheep Baa is open 30 minutes before all performances and during the interval. 18


Giggleswick School Settle North Yorkshire BD24 0DE Company Limited by Guarantee No. 5447105 The Richard Whiteley Theatre is part of Giggleswick School, Reg. Charity No. 1109826.

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Spring Guide 2012  

Richard Whiteley Theatre Spring Guide 2012