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GRAND OPERA HOUSE To book: 0844 8713024 THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY RADIO SHOW... LIVE! (5 JULY) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy became an instant classic on its launch as a radio series. Now Douglas Adams’ immortal creation explodes back into life, re-born in this groundbreaking new stage production - a radio show like you never saw before - in surround sound, packed with laughter, robots, really wild sound effects and drinks with extremely silly names.

Courtyard Craft & Local Produce Markets Tuesday 10 July 2012 Wednesday 1 August 2012 Over 20 stalls of Yorkshire crafts and produce in the Courtyard | Visit the Farm Shop, Garden Centre, Gift Shops and Cafés | Open 10am | Free admission and parking Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA www.castlehoward.co.uk

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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (2-4 AUGUST) This summer’s Stage Experience production, in which young and talented performers from across York work with an experienced and professional team, will be tackling the classic tale of Fiddler on the Roof! Rehearsed and performed in just two weeks, Fiddler on the Rood marks the tenth anniversary of Stage Experience with a bang. With themes of nationality and religion, the show will burst at the seams with humour and tragedy, joy and sadness and is sure to touch audiences with its warmth and honesty. BOILING FROG (11 AUGUST) Lewis Angel has the perfect life. A perfect perception that is. So when his wife announces that she wants a divorce, Lewis finds himself in a freefall into reality. But what is real

anyway? What is this unforeseen torment? How will the kids react? What about their friends? How will he survive life as a single parent? Boiling Frog takes you on an emotional rollercoaster with events that threaten to engulf Lewis, his family and his mind… DANDY DICK (14-18 JULY) Dandy Dick tells the hilarious story of the Very Reverend Augustin Jedd, a pillar of Victorian respectability, who preaches regularly against the evils of the Turf. But a visit from his tearaway sister, herself a habitual gambler, leads him to risk all at the races, much against his better judgement. Mayhem ensues, with romantic intrigue, mistaken identity and a runaway horse... Following his huge success with The Madness of George III in the West End, Christopher Luscombe directs a solid gold cast of comic actors in what is surely the must-see comedy of 2012. LEGALLY BLONDE (4-8 September) The international award-winning hit Legally Blonde The Musical goes on tour. Winner of seven major awards including Best Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards) this all-singing, all-dancing romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got! Elle Woods can handle anything. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her she decides to follow him to Harvard Law School and win him back. With some help

Your Local Link Magazine July 2012