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Jack and the beanstalk 2017

Jack and the beanstalk 2017

Come and join in the fun with Northallerton Variety Company's 40th Pantomine.  Meet Dame Dolly Dimple and her sons, Simple Simon and Jack.  Hear the address from the King and Queen, and meet their twit of a servant Humphrey.  Laugh at the antics of Snatchet and Scarper, boo Piccalilli the Wicked Witch and her henchman, Rancid the Ratman. Will our hero Jack get back down the beanstalk and marry the Princess before the giant catches him?

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Jungle

Jungle (15)

Jungle (15)


A group of friends join a guide for a trek into the Bolivian jungle, searching for an Indian village. The men soon realize that the jungle is a difficult place to be.



Director: Greg McLean                Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Thomas Kretschmann, Lily Sullivan

Run Time: 135 minutes


Sunday 28 Jan 201817:30 Book Now


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Stronger

Stronger (15)

Jeff Bauman loses both of his legs when two bombs explode during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the suspects, but his own battle is just beginning.

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Seussical the Musical

Seussical the Musical (U)

Come and join the award winning Crash Bang Wallop for their latest fun packed production, Seussical the Musical.

Based on the Cat in the Hat books by Dr Seuss, the musical, has numerous award nominations for its music by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; and its witty script by Eric Idle.


Come and join The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Jojo and Gertrude, the bird with the one feathered tail, on an adventure of love, friendship and daring rescues. This show is funny, energetic and very touching. With fabulously colourful choreography and catchy and impressively sung musical numbers this is a show perfect for all the family!


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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12A)

Luke Skywalker's peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy

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ROH Live - Tosca

ROH Live - Tosca (12A)

Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace.


Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas – with its gripping plot and glorious music, it’s easy to see why.


A candle-lit church, Scarpia’s gloomy study with its hidden torture chamber and the false optimism of a Roman dawn: this handsome production throws into relief the ruthlessly taut drama, as the tension is wound up towards a fateful conclusion. Puccini’s meticulously researched score is infused with the same authentic detail, from distant cannon fire during the Act I Te Deum to tolling church bells and the sounds of a firing squad.

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A Heart at Sea

A Heart at Sea

Be enthralled by this epic musical folktale told on a miniature scale. Haunting live music tells the story of a Boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea. Original song-writing is set to stunning visuals that centres around a beautifully carved chest holding the secrets to the story. Intricate puppets are swept through this transforming wooden world as the Boy tumbles through an danger and discovery to recover his missing heart. Echoing soundscapes knit together a heart-warming tale of whales, tiny boats, sea captains and beards. Intimate gig-theatre that will resonate with all ages.

Suitable for ages 7+.


To see a trailer, please click on this link:

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Filmstars don't die in Liverpool

Filmstars don't die in Liverpool (15)

Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame finds romance and happiness with a younger man, but her life changes forever when she is diagnosed with breast cancer in the 1970s.

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Jumanji: Welcome to the jungle

Jumanji: Welcome to the jungle (12A)

Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever.

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Houghton Weavers 2018

Houghton Weavers 2018

THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS have been entertaining folk for over 40 years with their unique blend of popular folk music, humour and audience participation.


In their time together, the group – comprising Tony Berry, David Littler and Steve Millington – have performed thousands of concerts, recorded over 30 albums, starred in several of their own highly successful BBC radio and TV series, and made countless appearances on other programmes.


The Houghton Weavers guarantee a wonderful evening of entertainment suitable for all the family. Their experience in the business together with their style and professionalism ensures that, as their motto says, they always `Keep Folk Smiling`.


www.houghtonweavers.com

www.facebook.com/houghtonweavers

www.twitter.com/houghtonweavers

www.youtube.com/thehoughtonweavers


Saturday 17 Feb 201819:30 Book Now


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This Evil Thing

This Evil Thing

North Country Theatre Presents

This Evil Thing (Michael Mears)


January 1916. Bertrand Russell is one of the greatest mathematicians of his time. Bert Brocklesby is a young schoolteacher and Methodist preacher. When military conscription is brought in, their worlds are turned upside down.


THIS EVIL THING is the compelling and inspiring story of the men who said no to war. From a chapel in Yorkshire to the House of Commons, from a cell in Richmond Castle to a firing squad in France, the questions raised here are as relevant and urgent as they were 100 years ago.


Michael Mears, ‘the award-winning master of the one-man show’ (The List) portrays conscientious objectors and a host of other characters with breath-taking physical and vocal dexterity, in this highly original piece of storytelling – partly using verbatim testimonies, while interacting with a multi-layered sound landscape and vivid visual imagery



Sunday 18 Feb 201819:30 Book Now


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Last Laugh

Last Laugh (12A)

WHEN YOUR LIFE’S A JOKE IT’S TIME TO STAND UP! The story follows a

college lecturer, Martin Dawson played by Nick Figgis and

his hope to escape from obscurity by having a screenplay made into a film.


We see his relationship with his ex-wife and children, his mistress and film agent along

with his sometimes overbearing parents. We witness his eventual breakdown during a

cathartic rant on an open mic spot at a local comedy club in front of a packed house.


During the performance, we see flash backs to a memorable trip to Whitby with all the

pathos and comic talent you could expect from Godber as our hero endures an insane

weekend with his parents. This film is a universal story that resonates with most people illustrating the sometimes confusing and conflicted nature of love of all kinds.


Written by BAFTA WINNER JOHN GODBER and Directed by

AWARD WINNING DANIEL COLL


Friday 23 Feb 201819:30 Book Now


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Cilla and the shades of the 60's

Cilla and the shades of the 60's

This stunning and elegant review of the life of Cilla Black soars its way through the 60s.


Starring Victoria Jones in the role of Cilla performing songs including ‘You’re My World’ and ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’ while the Shades trio swing through a decade of hits by Cilla’s friends and co-stars such as ‘I Only Want to be With You’ and ‘River Deep Mountain High’.


The effervescent Victoria & the gorgeous Shades trio rediscover one of music’s most defining eras. They follow the life & career of the iconic Cilla Black while their stories reflect on some of the biggest 60s stars. Featuring brand new arrangements of music from artists including the Beatles and Dusty Springfield.


An unforgettable show that journeys its way through Cilla’s life and brings audiences to their feet in celebration.

Saturday 24 Feb 201819:30 Book Now


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Justice League

Justice League (12A)

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat.

Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes -- Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash -- it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

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ROH Live - The Winter's Tale

ROH Live - The Winter's Tale


The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.


The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and

regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of

forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.



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Coco

Coco (U)

Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

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Molly's Game

Molly's Game (12A)

The true story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknown to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led people to believe.

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Stuart Maconie Jarrow: Road ...

Stuart Maconie Jarrow: Road ...

STUART MACONIE


JARROW; ROAD TO THE DEEP SOUTH


In October 2016, writers and broadcaster Stuart Maconie walked 300 miles from Jarrow to London retracing the famous Jarrow Crusade 80 years on, through a divided, complex country that echoes 1936 in many ways. From choral evensong to curry house, from austerity to affluence, from Wearside to Westminster, join him on an entertaining, impassioned, enlightening journey through Britain then and now.


Stuart is a bestselling author of travel, culture and social history books as well as one of Britain’s best known radio presenters across many BBC networks



Saturday 3 Mar 201820:00 Book Now


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ROH Live Carmen

ROH Live Carmen

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.


This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.


Sung in French with English Subtitles.

Thursday 8 Mar 201819:00 Book Now


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The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman (PG)

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

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The Commuter

The Commuter (15)

Insurance salesman Michael is on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on the train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding, and he is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that carries life and death stakes for everyone on the train.

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NT Screening: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

NT Screening: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (TBC)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

By Tennessee Williams

Directed by Benedict Andrews


Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

★★★★

"A bold reimagining…innovative and powerfully acted"  

Sunday Times

★★★★

"A brilliant, lacerating account of the play… unforgettable"  

The Independent

★★★★

"Miller and O’Connell get to a raw and naked truth"  

The Metro


Thursday 15 Mar 201819:00 Book Now


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The Post

The Post (12A)

Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper -- The Washington Post. With help from editor Ben Bradlee, Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. Together, they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers -- and very freedom -- to help bring long-buried truths to light.

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Lady Windemere's Fan

Lady Windemere's Fan (12A)

Lady Windermere's Fan


A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.


This is the second play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by Classic Spring, a new theatre company led by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.


The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? First performed in 1892, Lady Windermere’s Fan explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late Victorian era in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays.  


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Journey's End

Journey's End (12A)

Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, Journey’s End is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously awaiting their fate.

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Lady Bird

Lady Bird (15)

Marion McPherson, a California nurse, works tirelessly to keep her family afloat after her husband loses his job. She also maintains a turbulent bond with a teenage daughter who is just like her -- loving, strong-willed and deeply opinionated.

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Wit & wisdom of Victoria Wood

Wit & wisdom of Victoria Wood (U)

Chris Foote Wood tells how his sister Victoria grew from an unhappy teenager into much-loved national treasure with her many talents as comic, singer-songwriter, actor, writer and producer.

Followed by Q&A and book signing.


Friday 23 Mar 201819:00 Book Now


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ROH Live Bernstein Centenary

ROH Live Bernstein Centenary

Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free andWest Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music.


The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.

Thursday 29 Mar 201819:00 Book Now


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Early Man

Early Man (U)

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

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  Sleeping Beauty 2018

Sleeping Beauty 2018

Join us this Easter for the most enchanting pantomime of all - 'Sleeping Beauty'.

Our brand new production will include sensational singing, beautiful costomes, and enough comedy to leave you rolling with laughter for weeks.

Will the wicked fairy Carabosse manage to set her curse on Princess Beauty?

Will Prince Asa wake his one true love?

Find out by booking your tickets today for our most spellbinding panto yet.


Early bird offer - all tickets £8.50 if booked before 16 Feb.

Wednesday 4 April (first performance) half price if booked before 1 January!

Otherwise tickets all £10.

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ROH Live - Macbeth

ROH Live - Macbeth

Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.


The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts.

Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.

Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria La Luce Langue.


Thursday 5 Apr 201819:00 Book Now


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Lucy Porter: Choose Your Battles

Lucy Porter: Choose Your Battles

Lucy Porter: Choose Your Battles


Lucy Porter’s brand new stand-up tour. In these combative times, it's easy to be irritated, offended or downright enraged by other people. How do we know which causes are worth fighting for?


Lucy uses her hilarious experiences to help you decide. Recent TV and radio appearances include: QI, Insert Name Here, Alan Davies' As Yet Untitled, Room 101, News Quiz, The Now Show.


“Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes … Genuinely delightful” (Telegraph)


"A treat from start to finish" (Herald)


“Rich with fine routines … an endearing hour” (Guardian)


Tickets: £14/£12 concessions

Age guidance: 16+


Saturday 7 Apr 201820:00 Book Now


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NT Live - Julius Caesar

NT Live - Julius Caesar (12A)

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.


Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.




Thursday 12 Apr 201819:00 Book Now


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Phill Jupitus - Juplicity

Phill Jupitus - Juplicity (15)

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it. 

Adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly.


Phill became a familiar face when he started as team captain on BBC2’s pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks in 1996, which went on to run for 19 years. Aside from Never Mind the Buzzcocks and live stand up shows all over the UK, he also appears as a regular guest on QI (BBC2) and Alan Davies As yet Untitled (Dave), and in 2012 returned to television stand-up

for the first time since 2000 with an appearance on Live at the Apollo (BBC1).


On BBC Radio 4 Phill is a regular panellist of the award winning I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and The Unbelievable Truth and was resident curator on The Museum of Curiosity. In addition, he has presented numerous radio documentaries including, Phill Jupitus’ Comic Strips, Calvin and Hobbes and The Man Who Bought Hendrix’s Stage. Phill’s theatre work includes playing Bottom in the Bath Theatre Royal production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream, appearing alongside Jason Manford in the UK touring production of The Producers as Franz Liebkind, the West End production of Urinetown in the role of Caldwell B. Cladwell at the Apollo Theatre and his West End singing debut in 2009 when he played Edna Turnblad in the hit musical Hairspray at The Shaftesbury Theatre.


Friday 20 Apr 201820:00 Book Now


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Professor Winston - Improve your learning

Professor Winston - Improve your learning (U)

We all can improve how we learn.  

We learn fastest when young, but we can continue effective learning into old age.

If we keep learning we are likely to be healthier, happier and have a useful, longer life.  

This exciting, illustrated talk shows how recent research highlights not only how valuable learning is,

but also what we all can do to improve our learning in and out of school, and reap the rewards long afterwards.

Robert Winston, one of the most instantly recognisable scientists in the country  is a compelling speaker, bringing complex issues to life with infectious enthusiasm and energy. He will take a Q&A session at the end of his talk.


                                                   

Professor Robert Winston  has been responsible for making science understandable to generations, from Your Life in Their Hands on BBC Television from 1979 – 1987 and The Human Body in 1998 to more recent programmes on the human mind. He is one of our leading specialists on fertility and IVF and popularised the subject with television series such as Making Babies in 1996 and The Human Body in 1998, The Secret Life of Twins in 1999 and Superhuman in 2000.  Most recently he presented six programme for BBC’s Child against All Odds. His most recent book on science is The Utterly Amazing Human Body, a pop-up book that teaches children how the body works.


Sunday 22 Apr 201814:30 Book Now


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Carl Hutchinson

Carl Hutchinson

Carl Hutchinson Live!


One of the UK’s most in-demand comics Carl Hutchinson is set to perform his brand new show across the UK. Expect killer gags, highly entertaining stories and the trademark twisted logic that has made Carl a must-see fixture in the comedy world,


It’s fair to say that 'Hutchinson has it all' (BroadwayBaby).


From tales of pulling sickies as a teacher to his family upbringing and wrestling with his favourite vices, this new show is easily the most brutally honest and hilariously self-deprecating outing for this Geordie comedian.


Chris Ramsey's tour support and as seen on Comedy Central's Stand Up Central & The Chris Ramsey show

An absolute must… the next big thing!’ Skinny


Hutchinson’s trump card is the way he interacts with the audience, rolling with every ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ his material generated, giving a dynamism and spontaneity to his performance” Chortle


'The comedy catalyst to a great night out' ThreeWeeks


Age: 16+

Tickets: £12.00


Friday 4 May 201819:30 Book Now


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The New Jersey Beat

The New Jersey Beat (U)

The musical story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.


Brought to you direct from the West End, former cast members of 'The Jersey Boys' who have entralled thousands of theatre goers with their portrayal of this iconic group present their own fantastic, fast paced, energetic show.


Featuring timeless classics including 'Oh! What a night', 'Ragdoll', 'Walk like a man', 'I've got you under my skin', 'Sherry', 'Beggin', 'Let's hang on' and many more hits from the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' catalogue.


With slick dance routines, plenty of charm and charisma and outstanding vocals this show tells the story of this iconic multi million record selling group, with the benefit of an outstanding stellar cast and fabulous live band.


Early Bird tickets are £20 and are available until 31st January 2018.  After that tickets will be £22.

Saturday 5 May 201819:30 Book Now


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NT Live Macbeth

NT Live Macbeth (12A)

National Theatre Live brings us Rory Kinnear as Macbeth and Anne-Marie Duff as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, directed by Rufus Norris, broadcast live from the National Theatre.


Sleep no more...


The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.



National Theatre Live broadcast on Thursday 10 May

Thursday 10 May 201819:00 Book Now


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Mark Steel

Mark Steel (12A)

MARK STEEL

EVERY LITTLE THING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT


‘Interesting, engaging, funny’ ***** The Mirror


**** The Times


This time last year, it seemed highly unlikely the UK would vote to leave the EU; we had a reasonable opposition to the Tory Government; Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn’t going to beat Hilary Clinton and Mark was living the married suburban ideal, a year later it’s all gone to absolute shit!  But don’t worry, as Mark thinks Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright.


Mark’s sell-out show Who Do I Think I Am, revealed his natural father was a world backgammon champion. Now the star of Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town, and newspaper columnist of the year, is back on the road with a new show, guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it is.


Mark has written and presented many series of Mark Steel’s In Town on BBC Radio 4 (new series out soon) and toured it live around the UK. Mark has presented the BAFTA nominated Mark Steel Lectures for BBC2, is a regular on BBC One’s Have I Got News For You and Radio 4’s Newsquiz.  He’s also appeared on BBC2’s QI and Room 101. Mark has written several acclaimed books, including: Reasons To Be Cheerful and What’s Going On and he writes a weekly column for The Independent for which he won Columnist of the Year at the Press Awards in 2015.  


Mark recently started filming his columns for The Independent and they’re proving very popular indeed, you can find them here http://www.independent.co.uk/author/mark-steel


**** The Guardian

**** The Independent ‘essential viewing’

**** Sunday Times ‘Profound yet funny’

**** The Scotsman ‘Frank, dryly funny’


www.marksteelinfo.co.uk

Twitter:  @mrmarksteel @offthekerb


Rating: 14+ Parental guidance.



Sunday 13 May 201820:00 Book Now


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ROH Live - Swan Lake

ROH Live - Swan Lake

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934.


This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.


Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.


Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.


Thursday 14 Jun 201819:00 Book Now


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Reg Vardy Brass Band

Reg Vardy Brass Band (U)

Reg Vardy have been North of England Brass Band Champions 35 times and are listed in the top 20 of the World Brass Band rankings. Based in Stanley, the band are renowned for giving high quality concerts of new, original music, alongside the more traditional brass band repertoire.

Saturday 16 Jun 201819:30 Book Now


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George Egg: DIY Chef

George Egg: DIY Chef

George Egg - DIY Chef


Direct from Total Sell Outs  at the Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and Brighton Fringe 2017, and following sell out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2015 and 2016 plus a sell-out UK tour, award winning* comedian George Egg (the ‘Anarchist Cook’) returns with a BRAND NEW SHOW demonstrating more live cooking and laugh-out-loud comedy.


In ‘GEORGE EGG: DIY CHEF’ a health scare sees George banned him from the family kitchen, but relocated to the garden shed his imagination and resourcefulness lead him to build an improvised kitchen there instead. During an inspiring and inventive evening of stand-up, live cooking and comedy lecture, George prepares a breakfast, a lunch and a dinner using the most unconventional of methods.


It’s funny, inspiring and absurd in equal measure. Expect power tools, gardening equipment and office supplies to be re-purposed and abused. Expect lots of laughs. Expect to learn something new. And you get to taste the food at the end.**


*Spirit of the Fringe Award 2015

**at your own risk!


Brilliantly Funny’ The Observer (Jay Rayner)


‘the wonderfully talented George Egg is genuinely unique’ The Independent


‘trust us, you won’t believe how good the food tastes’ The Scotsman


Age: 16+



Friday 22 Jun 201820:00 Book Now


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Gyles Brandreth: Break a leg

Gyles Brandreth: Break a leg

Gyles Brandreth comes to the Forum with his brand new show celebrating all things theatrical. Be among the first to see it.


They say all political careers end in tears. In Gyles Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip returns to Barney with his new one-man show BREAK A LEG! - a celebration of all things theatrical.  This is Brandreth unleashed on the stars he's known and the theatre stories that have made him laugh – and, occasionally, cry.  Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation),


Just a Minute regular Gyles delivers a dazzling afternoon of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping.


Sunday 29 Jul 201814:30 Book Now


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