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FEB AUG 2017

Leicester SKYLINE

ZIP WIRE CHALLENGE An awesome opportunity to get a unique view of the city, before you jump from a crane 7 double decker buses high and plummet along the 200m zip wire reaching speeds of up to 40 miles per hour!

WEDNESDAY 21ST JUNE

VICTORIA PARK A 1ST FOR Leicester! £30 registration +£100 minimum sponsorship for The Y. Your bravery will help a young person leave homelessness behind for good! fundraising@leicesterymca.co.uk

daredevils and business teams wanted! Take an hour out to join our midsummer adventure, created in partnership with the The Spark Arts for Children and Alex’s Wish.

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WHAT’S ON

WELCOME Hello and welcome to our new season here at The Y, as ever with our Spring / Summer season we are straight in to the Leicester Comedy Festival. This year marks the 117th year that we have been open, entertaining the public. The Y is the oldest theatre in Leicester and the only Victorian theatre left. Leicester once had several large Victorian theatres, such as the Theatre Royal on Horsefair Street and the Royal Opera House on Silver Street. Even the Haymarket was only open for 33 years, so the fact that we are still going strong after 117 years is an amazing achievement and this can only continue with your kind support. So please do support our oldest theatre and enjoy a night out at The Y. We look forward to welcoming you here soon. Adam Durnin - Theatre & Events Manager

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Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls WORD! Jonathan Pie Gay Comedy Night The Noise Next Door Mr B Gentlemen Rhymer Viva Hypnosis Joe Lycett Lee Hurst Josie Long Terry Alderton Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Emergency! Comedy

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7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 9pm

Danny Baker Thisbe The Hits of the Rat Pack Unchained: The Best of Joe Cocker

APRIL “Great theatre, a gem in the city, great staff with a wonderful atmosphere.” – Trip Advisor

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7.30pm 8pm 7pm 8pm

Sara Pascoe Tony Law House of Verse Son Yambu

8pm & 10.30pm 8pm 7pm 8pm 8pm

14/48 Leicester The Printmakers Where is Home? Jon Boden Foy Vance

MAY 5&6 10 17 20 21 Like us on Facebook ‘The Y’

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WHAT’S ON

MAY (Continued) 24 26 27 27/28 29

7.30pm 8pm 4.30pm 10am-3pm 6pm

Jonathan Pie The Rifles Quill Bedtime Stories 14/48 Takeover Workshops 14/48 Takeover Performance

JUNE 1 23 30

11am & 2pm 7.30pm 9pm

Pat-a-Cake Baby Alice in Wonderland Bootlet Blondie

JULY 2 3 15

7pm 5pm All day

7.30pm

Wed 8 Feb, 8pm, £18.50 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. He’ll also be discussing his own meteoric rise to mediocrity...and one imagines he’ll be venting plenty of spleen in the process*.

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Suitable for: 16 yrs+

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COMEDY

Backlash Ballroom

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Gay Comedy Fri 10 Feb, 8pm, £14/£12 conc

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Comedy Music Children & families

Performance New Work Dance

All information is correct at the time of going to press but The Y reserves the right to make such changes, as may become necessary, without prior notice.

DON’T FORGET Ballet Theatre UK present

ROMEO & JULIET Fri 13 Jan, 7.30pm With stunning costumes and innovative set. Check our website for details.

A superb night of Gay Comedy favourites returns with headliner Bethany Black who has been performing Compere across the globe for over a decade. Leicester Comedy David Mills Festival Best Newcomer nominee, her latest Show (Extra) Ordinary garnered rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Often credited as “Britain's only trans goth lesbian stand-up comedian” her darkly confessional stories will have you on the edge of your seat. London-based American actor, comedian and compere for the night, David Mills has a sharp-suited, cocktaillounge-lizard image which belies an acerbic wit cut with fire-and-brimstone rants! Smart observations on contemporary life are set to superb comedic delivery alongside witty banter and salty sarcasm! Includes stand up by Saskia Preston, Joe Sutherland and Stephen Bailey. Suitable for: 16 yrs+

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The Noise Next Door: Uproar! Sat 11 Feb, 8pm, £15 Witness the astonishing comedy sensation LIVE! The Noise Next Door are causing a commotion with their fourth nationwide tour - an anarchic evening of side-splitting jokes, jaw-dropping characters, and mind-blowing songs. Join the quickest wits in comedy as they transform audience suggestions into a fantastic, fresh, new entertainment experience every single night. “Hilarious... A superior kind of chaos” The Daily Telegraph Suitable for: 16 yrs+

Mr B - the Gentleman Rhymer's Dandy Valentine Tues 14 Feb, 8pm, £12 Join Mr B for a Chaptastic Valentines day special. Mr B began his Chap-Hop career in the summer of 2007 when he decided to bring elements of his previous incarnations (UK rapper, jump-up breaks producer, banjolele maverick and dandy) together and create the new genre of Chap-Hop. Since then he has travelled the world, from Surrey to Osaka, Banstead to Berlin, Middlesborough to Minneapolis, Norway to New York and the Edinburgh Fringe to Glastonbury bringing his beats, rhymes and manners. As well as songs about cricket, pipe smoking, high society and interfering with livestock. Don’t miss what will be the Dandiest Valentines in town! Suitable for: 14 yrs+

Viva Hypnosis Thurs 16 Feb, 8pm, £14.50/£10.50 conc You are about to be transported to the hypnotic glitz and glamour of Las Vegas where YOU can be the star of the show! Fully loaded with entrancing dancers, dazzling lights, mesmerising projections, top music & of course, high-impact, hilarious hypnotic humour! If you have ever wondered what it’s like to be hypnotised on stage then this show is one of the best chances you'll ever get. Bring your friends, your family and your laughing muscles and get ready for the most exhilarating, side-splitting, hypnotic night of your lives… “Incredibly Funny!” SG Fringe “Redefining Comedy Hypnotism” British Comedy Guide

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Bottle Rocket Comedy Club Feat Joe Lycett Fri 17 Feb, 8pm, £16 Join us for this Leicester Comedy Festival Special featuring stand up star Joe Lycett. As seen on on Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Drunk History. Book Early! “Cheeky, warm and super-funny” Time Out Support from Phil Ellis (Star of Cult BBC3 hit Funz and Gamez) and Steve Bugeja (BBC New Comedy Award Winner).

Show And Tell present

JOSIE LONG: SOMETHING BETTER Thurs 23 Feb, 8pm, £14/£12 conc Following the international sell-out success of her show Cara Josephine, the star of BBC Radio 4’s Romance and Adventure, and presenter of Shortcuts, tours her eighth solo stand-up show. “I’m 34, I wanted to have kids by now, and be in love, and have a country that didn’t vote with the far right parties to march us all off a cliff. I thought we would have won by now. And I wanted to be taller and better looking” This is a show about optimism and hopefulness, about looking for people and things to look up to and about feeling like an outsider for the first time. “Every bit as funny as heartfelt” #### The Guardian

Lee Hurst - Comedy Show No.9 Sat 18 Feb, 8pm, £16.50 One of Britain’s most-loved comedians is back with a new show. Having earned his stripes over twenty years ago as a circuit comic and one of the best telly warm-up men in the business, Lee quickly became a regular face on comedy panel shows including They Think It’s All Over and Have I Got News For You. His combined quick wit, sharp observation and easy manner make an evening in Lee’s company a fun night out. This is Lee’s ninth full-length comedy show, and is jam-packed with laughs. There are no gimmicks. There is no over-arching narrative journey. This is one man, a mic and his mind. Suitable for: 16 yrs+

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Terry Alderton Fri 24 Feb, 8pm, £15 Following the success of his critically acclaimed radio show ‘Terry Alderton’s All Crazy Now’ (Radio 4) and a year spent on Albert Square, Terry is back on tour. He’s a star of numerous smash hit Edinburgh shows, national tours and TV appearances. Playing select dates at his favourite venues around the country, no two shows are the same as Terry creates a world of extraordinary nonsense and absolute mayhem. A spellbinding combination of noises, the voices, the shoes, incredible physicality and a mind-blowing insight into the inner workings of a fantastic comedy mind. “This is a mainstream act that dares to be different, that comes from the soul... Effortlessly enjoyable yet excitingly different” The Times Suitable for: 16 yrs+

The Y presents

Emergency! Comedy Sun 26 Feb, 5pm, Pay What You Decide We present a double bill of local talent kicking off with Poetman. Performance Poetry, Charming & Dapper, Arguably Comedy, Occasional Rapper, Poetman fights word crime through the power of rhyme, righting wrongs by writing songs. Using live looping to poke fun at powerful pop culture figures, Poetman loves to take poetry where no one expects it. After the interval we present The Fixer. A comedy that could almost be a tragedy… He’s always there. He’s always watching. And sometimes... he fixes things. Written by: Emma J. Bamford

Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year

Danny Baker -

Sat 25 Feb, 7.30pm, £16/£14 conc

Sat 4 Mar, 7.30pm, £20/£18 conc

Now in its 23rd year, the stellar list of past winners include Josh Widdicombe, Johnny Vegas, Jason Manford, Seann Walsh and Rhod Gilbert. Join us as we present this year’s finest up and coming acts, nominated by comedy promoters and agents from across the UK.

No two nights of this extravaganza will be the same. This is less of a boast than admission that a) I am hopeless at learning scripts and b) I still have no idea what I am going to include. Perhaps you can help? If you’ve read my books, watched the series, or indeed, ever caught anything I have presented then maybe you might contribute to the feast of reason and flow of the soul that I guarantee these evenings will contain. Questions like, “What was meeting John Lennon/Michael Jackson/David Bowie like?” or, I suspect, most popular of all “How comes you’ve made so many rotten TV programs, Dan?”

“The barometer of UK comedy” Chortle

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Sara Pascoe - Animal

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Sat 1 April, 7.30pm, £12 Sara Pascoe is an animal. After publishing a book exploring the evolution of the female body, Sara now considers further issues - will pornography lead to our extinction? Are humans naturally bad? How do we become better? Do we really have to die? and gulp, should she have a baby? As always Sara is honest and unflinching as she expounds on sexuality, empathy, art, God and pubic hair. If that sounds a bit weighty, there will also be stuff about selfies, glow worms and RuPaul’s Drag Race. Also, and this should be obvious, Slytherins are absolutely unwelcome. “Pascoe’s lively mind teases out big questions with intelligence, silliness and self-deprecation” The Guardian Book signing opportunity after the show! Suitable for: 15 yrs+

Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls Fri 3 Feb, 8pm, £15/£12.50 conc During The Wonder Stuff’s year out in 2007 front man Miles Hunt and violinist Erica Nockalls released their debut album together Not An Exit. A 10 date tour quickly turned into an 18 month tour. In 2009 Miles & Erica were back in the studio to record their follow up album. Touring continued around the globe notching up no less than 150 shows in 2012. This spring the most travelled duo in indie rock will be playing songs from both Miles & Erica’s and The Wonder Stuff’s extensive catalogue interspersed with tales from the road and recent musings.

The Hits of the Rat Pack Fri 17 March, 7.30pm, £16/£15 conc (group offer available) Sensational swing singers Paul & Stephen Amer will be joined by a live band and singer Ellie Darnell along with their beautiful backing dancers as they perform hit after hit of swing classics made famous by the Rat Pack’s residence at the famous Las Vegas Sands Casino.

Tony Law: A Law Undo His-elf What Welcome

With hits such as That’s Life, The Lady is a Tramp and New York New York, this promises to be an evening to remember.

Fri 7 April, 8pm, £15/£12 conc Multi award-winning comedian, Tony Law embarks on a UK tour with a brand new show of the inimitable surreal comedy-art that has made him one of the most celebrated live performers in the UK. In A Law Undo His-elf What Welcome, Tony Law is closer than ever to nonsense nirvana. Behold the comedy event horizon. Without a hint of a joke, this powerful show has achieved a sort of comedy which aims at making no sense at all, and yet it means everything. Every dog damned thing ever. Science called and they want their goal back. Law has burst the net. You will feel sick with awe. You will barf wonder. “Chaos has rarely been so finely constructed and this much fun” #### Times Three-time Chortle Award winner, Amused Moose Best Show winner and Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee. Suitable for: 12 yrs+

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Unchained: The Best of Joe Cocker Live with Paul Cox Fri 31 March, 9pm, £15 A truly wonderful show featuring songs taken from throughout Joe Cocker’s illustrious career, and unique in that Unchained - The Best of Joe Cocker are the only Joe Cocker tribute band in Europe. This 7-piece All Star band is fronted by the charismatic British Blues Awards 2016 nominee Paul Cox. Paul never fails to excite his audience with his sensual, warm and rocky voice which many have compared to Cocker himself. His interpretation of Joe Cocker’s repertoire is astonishing. This is a guaranteed sing along show and not one to be missed. A class act and great tribute.

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Son Yambu

Back by popular demand!

Jon Boden

Sat 22 April, 8pm, £12

Sat 20 May, 8pm, £20

Son Yambu play authentic Cuban son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa. The band features a new generation of Cuban musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre. Experience this irresistible music with infectious melodies and grooves, and get ready for an authentic Latin music explosion.

Jon Boden has become the stand out performer of his generation of traditional folk artists, but one whose repertoire extends far beyond the boundaries of the genre.

Don’t let the salsa stop there! Following the band’s set, Cuban DJ Rodo Salsa will bring his amazing energy on the decks with his great Cuban tracks, from classics to current Cuban music, you will be dancing all night long!

Free Salsa Class 7pm-8pm! Learn some authentic Cuban Salsa steps from experienced Cuban teachers Rodolfo and Laura from Havana Salsa, preparing you for a fiesta full of energy and passion.

He is best known as the lead singer and main arranger of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead. Through his solo work and his work with Bellowhead and Spiers & Boden, Jon has won eleven BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – more than any other artist. The show promises to incorporate elements from the wide creative span of his career to date and provide an intimate insight into a man of many and various talents.

The Cookie presents

Foy Vance The Wild Swan World Tour with special guest: Ryan McMullan Leicester Jazz House presents

The Printmakers Wed 10 May, 8pm, £12/£5 NUS Nikki Iles (piano, accordion), Norma Winstone (voice), Mark Lockheart (saxophones and bass clarinet), Mike Walker (guitar), Steve Watts (bass), James Maddren (drums) Led by Nikki Iles and featuring a line up of some of the most prestigious names in British Jazz, The Printmakers’ repertoire crosses the boundaries of jazz, folk and contemporary music and showcases perhaps the UK’s best loved jazz voice in Norma Winstone. “It’s remarkable how just five instruments and voice can suggest space and depth as they do” - Dave Gelly, The Observer

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Sun 21 May, 8pm, £15 adv/£17 door Foy Vance knows how to write a song. It’s a naturally-born but dedicatedlyfinessed skill that has led him to collaborate with artists as diverse as Plan B, Sheryl Crow and Rudimental, synced his music on multiple TV shows ranging from Grey’s Anatomy to the finale of Sons Of Anarchy, and caught the ears of some of the biggest players in music, from Elton John to Ed Sheeran. So it is that in the run-up to the release of his new album, Vance travelled to America and crafted The Wild Swan entirely to his own vision, in Nashville’s Blackbird Studios.

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PERFORMANCE

The Cookie & Future Perfect presents

The Rifles

Door Ajar Theatre presents

Wed 24 May, 7.30pm, £15 adv/£17 door

Thisbe

Indie Rockers, The Rifles; long awaited return to Leicester. Featuring the hits from their 5 top 20 selling albums.

Thurs 16 Mar, 7.30pm, £12/£10 conc

Quill Fri 26 May, 8pm, £16 Experiencing Quill in concert will make anyone marvel at the magic of the performance. Over four decades, Quill has developed a unique musical style that captures varied influences, playing Celtic folk hued Fleetwood Macish rock before the Corrs were invented. The artistry of guitar and violin harmonies is complimented by five vocal harmonies producing an exciting dynamic sound. Quill’s repertoire includes many classics and their original material blends perfectly. Critically acclaimed album of original material Brush With The Moon released in 2015. Currently recording new material for a 2017 album release. Quill remains a popular attraction on the UK theatre and festival circuit.

Bootleg Blondie Fri 30 June, 9pm, £15 Bootleg Blondie is the Official Deborah Harry & Blondie tribute band and the only Blondie tribute to play at the legendary CBGBs in New York City before it’s sad closure in 2006. CBGBs was the Holy Grail of American Punk and New Wave, where the real Blondie first kicked off their career. Debbie Harris, lead vocalist of Bootleg Blondie, has the looks, the voice and the attitude of the original Blondie bombshell and like her heroine is typically outrageous on stage. She has been known to wear dustbin liners, thigh length boots and T-shirts with more holes than T-shirt!

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Thirteen year old Thisbe is neglected by her loved-up parents, Demetrius and Helena. They won’t spend time with her, they won’t listen to her and they won’t let her go into the woods. But a chance encounter with mischiefmaker Puck and his band of fairy friends gives her an opportunity to change all that. Armed with a certain magical flower, it isn’t long before Thisbe discovers that the course of true love never did run smooth. What is the dark secret behind her parents’ marriage? What happened in the woods thirteen years ago? Can Thisbe stop her family from falling apart? And does she even want to? Thisbe is an actor-musician follow up to Shakespeare’s most popular comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, featuring an original score, performed live by a cast of six actor-musicians. Suitable for: 12 yrs+

Gothla Sat 15 & Sun 16 July, All day, £18 adv/£20 door Europe’s biggest festival of Gothic and Dark Fusion bellydance is back featuring dancers from across the UK and Europe, and a representation of Dante’s Divine Comedy in three Acts: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. Gothla UK is proud to return to The Y for its 11th year, bringing the best in alternative bellydance and performance. Dance, drum, craft and circus skills workshops also taking place throughout the weekend. For all information please go to www.gothla.co.uk

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Ballet Theatre UK presents

DANCE State of Emergency presents

Where is Home? Wed 17 May, 7pm, £10 Where do you come from? Where are you heading? Where is home? Soweto, late 80s. A young man struggles against the security forces, confronts tribal tensions and deals with the death of his own mother. He falls in love with a girl from the wrong neighbourhood and together they decide to run away from home and everything they have ever known...

Fri 23 June, 7.30pm, £12/£10 conc, £40 family of 4 Come with Alice on a magical adventure as she tumbles into Wonderland! Guided by the White Rabbit, Alice meets some astonishing characters, including the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, a studious caterpillar and those mischievous twins, Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Basing his ballet on Lewis Carroll’s much-loved children’s books, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Ballet Theatre UK’s Artistic Director Christopher Moore has created a captivating piece, brimming with wit, humour and charm. With its whimsical flights of the imagination, eclectic music and joyful dance, Alice in Wonderland is delightful entertainment for all ages.

A new twist on a 1000 year old fable, presenting great music and dance from South Africa, mixed with urban culture from London and Los Angeles. The show marks State of Emergency’s 30th anniversary as a producer. Suitable for: 11 yrs+

Backlash Ballroom - Strictly Musicals Thurs 24 Aug, 7.30pm, £16/£15 conc, (group offer available) A ballroom and latin dance explosion, Backlash Ballroom is a dance spectacular featuring five professional ballroom and latin couples. These couples are World, European and National champions in dance and will be joined by two professional singers. Featuring costumes from the 2016 series of Strictly Come Dancing (kindly provided by DSI), this is a night to remember with dances such as the Waltz, the Quick Step, the Argentine Tango and the Charleston to name just a few. Featuring a wonderful sound track and gorgeous lighting and special effects, don’t miss this intoxicating dance performance guaranteed to wow! Coming up 22 Sept Ian Waite & Camilla Dallerup

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At The Y we are constantly looking for ways to work with and develop local creative talent and showcase new work. Our Winter/Spring season offers several exciting events, demonstrating our standing as Leicester’s oldest theatre, supporting its newest work. We are proud to present…

INTRODUCING Monday CLUB

Each Monday, 6pm-9pm, £2 per workshop

Monday Club is an open, creative space in The Y for artists and creatives to come and explore new things. Got something you are working on and need some help? Want to hear a script you’ve written out loud? Or just want to learn some great theatre games? Come along every Monday and meet up with other artist from across Leicester.

Every second Monday we present a showcase, 8pm. Pay what you decide.

Word!

First Tuesday of each month, 8pm (7pm performers sign up), £7/£4 conc

The longest running and most established spoken word night in the Midlands, consists of an open mic with booked acts, music, photography and sumptuous film visuals.

Sat 8 April, 7pm, £7/£5 conc Join your favourite performance collective for another whirlwind, whistle-stop tour through variety genres galore! Spoken word, comedy, live music, rap, beatbox & DJs to proclaim a few...

Sat 1 July, 7pm, £5 What drives us to violence? She explores how the experiences in the life of a woman with dark potential drive her to murder.

Hannah Torrance is one of the five UK writers selected for the 2016-17 Write To Play programme run by Graeae Theatre Company offering training to disabled writers with exciting potential.

Accompanied by a live band

The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival Fri 5 & Sat 6 May, 8pm & 10.30pm, £7/5 conc (Festival Ticket £10/£8 conc) We give 70 professional artists 24 hours to write, direct, rehearse, score, design and perform 7 world premier plays for you to enjoy. And that’s not all. The artists do it all over again the next day, performing no less than 14 plays in 48 hours! The World’s Quickest Theatre is back for its eighth festival as fresh, raw and exciting as ever, complete with a live band. Come and find out why Leicester is talking about 14/48.

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SHE

‘A restaurant. There are four tables and She sits at three of them, the main course is set. Different stories, different perspectives, all leading to this one moment; a simple action with violent consequences. She explores what drives us to violence when a woman with dark potential is pushed too far. Analytical detail and creative imagery bring the inner workings of one individual sharply into focus.’

House of Verse

14/48 Leicester

In partnership with Attenborough Arts Centre and In Good Company

The Y presents

Emergency! SPECIAL Sun 2 July, 5pm, Pay what you decide Till I Die by Michelle Haggerty-Wood is about the friendship of six people who, having not seen each other for almost sixteen years, decide to reunite. Originally brought together through their mutual die-hard love for Leicester City Football Club, and back together again to revel in the club's greatest victory, can this group be friends again or is there just too much water under that bridge? This performance will be accompanied by musicians, themselves Leicester City fans, and there will be a cameo by Leicester City’s very own Drummer Man, Lee Jobber.

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CHILDREN & FAMILIES

14/48:Takeover Sat 27 & Sun 28 May, 10am-3pm, £25

Bedtime Stories

This is your chance to Takeover the theatre! Now in its third year 14/48:UK is once again looking for a team of budding playwrights to work alongside professional writers and create 4 plays in one weekend! A fantastic opportunity to improve your creative writing skills, share and develop your own ideas and see your play brought to life by professional actors!

Sat 27 May, 4.30pm, £3.50 Gather inside our cosy theatre where we bring you tales full of magic, warmth and giggles. Share a bedtime storyland with hot chocolate and cookies at this ever popular event presented by Leicester Library Services. Limited spaces available, book early!

8-14yrs

Could you be one of our young writers? Hurry spaces are limited.

2-8yrs

14/48:Takeover PerformaNce Mon 29 May, 6pm, £4 Long Nose Puppets presents

Pat-A-Cake Baby HALF TERM! Thurs 1 June, 11am & 2pm, £7/£20 family of 4 Are you ready? Grab a spoon! Because it’s Pat-a-Cake time!

2-8yrs

2017 FestivalSpark Finale

The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival is being taken over by Leicester’s young writers! What will they produce? Come and watch 4 plays written by young people and performed by professional actors who bring their scripts to life in just 24 hours!

Pitter-patter – get the butter! Glitzy-glossy – whisk in sugar! Jokey-yolky – add the eggs! Long Nose Puppets offer up a marvellous moonlit show full of riotous rhyme, zany puppets and spiffy special cake; all iced with music and songs by Tom Gray. Little children will feel stuffed to the brim with magic. Pat-a-Cake Baby is based on the book written by Joyce Dunbar and illustrated by Polly Dunbar. Winner of the Mal Peet Children’s Award at the East Anglian Book Awards.

“Cake mixing, baking and eating fuel this zingy, high-energy story as a restless baby sets about a night-time adventure.” Guardian

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All 14/48 Takeover Performance images ©Matt Cawrey

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Leicester City Legends Charity Match Play agaInst youR heroes!

FUNDRAISING FOR HOMELESS YOUNG PEOPLE

Sunday 23rd April, 2pm Leicester City Training Academy 3G pitch, entrance via The Y, 70 Belvoir Drive, LE2 8PB. Team places by auction/ Spectators: £3.50, under 14s free.

Bid for Your plaCe! SPONSOR THE BALL! WE NEED YOU in our team to take on Leicester Legends such as Steve Walsh, Matt Elliott, Steve Guppy, Gerry Taggart, Martin Johnson, Rendell Monroe and even members of Kasabian. Team to be announced. Our ref will be Premier League referee Kevin Friend!

Make sure you get on our inspirational squad by bidding generously in our on-line auction. Your place includes a free team training session at Leicester City FC’s Training Academy Dome and match day refreshments with the Legends team. Register your interest now to find out when our auction goes live on fundraising@leicesterymca.co.uk or call 0116 255 6507.

MAKE IT HAPPEN!

How you helped last season

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young people are housed and supported by The Y each night

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• We had a laugh with Steve Walsh and Matt Elliott, bringing in £1,300 • £1,600 raised from the Yogathon • 18 runners took part in the Wolf Run or Tough Mudder, bringing in £3,000 in sponsorship • £3,500 was raised by young people on National Citizen Service …and still counting thank you!

A young person who has suffered trauma, family breakdown or abuse as a child will take many little steps before they are ready to leave The Y with confidence.

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Contact us today! fundraising@leicesterymca.co.uk

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BOOKING INFORMATION Box Office 0116 255 7066 Our box office is open Monday to Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 2pm5pm, Sunday 10am-2pm and one hour before a show. There is a 50p charge for using debit/credit cards and 55p charge for postage.

Online www.ytheatre.co.uk You can book tickets online 24 hours a day on our website. There is a booking fee of 60p per ticket and 55p charge for postage.

By post Send a cheque payable to Leicester YMCA with details of your booking to The Y, 7 East Street, Leicester, LE1 6EY.

Reservations Reservations made via the box office will be held for 4 days or 1 hour before the performance start time, whichever is sooner, on provision of a name and telephone number. Bookings not paid

for will be removed after this time. Reservations can not be made via the internet.

Access Information

General Terms

Facilities include: Wheelchair spaces in The Y Theatre auditorium

The Y Theatre reserves the right to: • Refuse ticket holders entrance or ask them to leave the venue • Introduce or change special offers, ticket prices and fees • Change seat location of a ticket without prior notice Advance permission should be sought from the venue for the use of flash photography or filming equipment.

Wheelchair toilet & washing facilities

Refunds

Wheelchair spaces in the East Street NCP car park

Tickets are non-refundable except in exceptional circumstances. To be agreed with management.

Please advise our Box Office before your visit if you require the hearing loop

Concessions

Guide dogs are welcome

Where a reduced price is given concessions are available for children under 16, full time students, people unemployed and in receipt of benefits and senior citizens unless otherwise stated. Please show appropriate identification when collecting tickets.

Group Booking For many events we offer the 10th ticket free for every 9 purchased. For cabaret shows our box office can reserve a table for a group of 10. To make a booking call the Box Office on 0116 255 7066.

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How to find us Car Parking Discounted tickets are available for our patrons at the East Street NCP. Please ask for details.

7 East Street, Leicester LE1 6EY Box Office: 0116 255 7066 www.ytheatre.co.uk

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