Coastal gem Voted Beach of the Year 2018 by The Sunday Times, the picturesque resort of Filey is enjoyed all year round and its glorious golden sand was a stunning backdrop for last year’s Tour de Yorkshire, watched by millions in 190 countries. Beautiful, retro and understated, Filey offers an array of amazing places to stay from hotels to holiday parks, take a break and find out what it’s all about.
STAGE & SCREEN
Curtain call With leading regional theatres, screenwriters, ballet, opera, dance and award-winning productions, make your choice, sit back and enjoy one of Yorkshire’s legendary shows.
It’s a first
Two Yorkshire art powerhouses, Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre and Opera North are to collaborate for the first time to present a reworking of the iconic ballet The Rite of Spring, set to Igor Stravinsky’s groundbreaking score, it will be presented in a double bill with Puccini’s short comic opera Gianni Schicchi. Leeds Grand Theatre from 16 February – 2 March and other dates around the UK.
The Full Monty is one of the most acclaimed British films ever and the stage play has become one of the most phenomenal theatrical productions, telling the story of out of work steelworkers from Sheffield. Now back in the city where it all began, drop everything (but you can leave your hat on) and see it at Sheffield Theatres’ Crucible Lyceum Studio 7 - 18 May.
Suranne Jones will star in a new BBC drama this year, created and written by Yorkshire’s Bafta-winning Sally Wainwright. Gentleman Jack, set in 1832, is an epic true story of landowner Anne Lister, who is returning after years away, to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall in Halifax. Look out for lots of fabulous Yorkshire locations.
Sky’s the limit
Beryl, written by awardwinning actress Maxine Peake, is a play about Yorkshire’s Beryl Burton and a cycling career in which she won seven world titles. Beryl faced more than just uphill cycling challenges in her struggle against poor health and the barriers faced by women in sport. East Riding Theatre 25 April - 18 May.
It looks to be another top year for Scarborough Open Air Theatre as superstar headliners are confirmed. One of the UK’s most successful hitmakers, Cliff Richard, is returning to Europe’s largest open-air arena on 26 June and Kylie Minogue will be ‘Spinning Around’ at the coastal venue on 1 August for a Yorkshire Day ‘Celebration’.
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