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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
Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe, and guided by the three mysterious astral travellers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.
Starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine.
ILLUMINATE is a vibrant virtuoso dance production, showcasing the best of young talent from Northallerton and surrounding areas.
From classical ballet to commercial jazz dance, this much anticipated show by The Sarah Louise School of Dance has something for everyone to be wowed and inspired by.
The Alverton Singers presents 'Broadway Comes to Town' in this very special concert featuring music from a variety of shows including Chicago, West Side Story, Mamma Mia and Les Miserables.
This concert is being performed In support of the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre at the Friarage Hospital Northallerton.
Teenager Tracy Turnblad has a dream: to coax her hair into the biggest ‘do’ ever, and to dance with “the nicest kids in town” on the fabulous Corny Collins TV show. Aided and abetted by her dizzy friend Penny, she squeezes her way into the world of showbiz, to find out it isn’t quite what she expected.
Falling foul of both her school principal and vicious Velma, the TV producer, Tracy accidentally stumbles into the rich underground world of black soul music and dance and wants to know “why can’t we all dance together”.
‘Hairspray’ bounds onto the stage with irrepressible energy and optimism; full of great characters like Tracy’s Mum, the outrageous plus-plus-sized Edna (a role famously played on the London stage by Michael Ball); lively dance numbers and great songs, ranging from Motormouth Maybelle’s heartfelt “I Know Where I’ve Been”, to cheerful “Good Morning Baltimore” and upbeat “You Can’t Stop The Beat”.
CBW Youth Theatre are well known locally for their energy, enthusiasm and professionalism.
Book early to see the show that will put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step!
Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today. Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn't quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation.
Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps
out of the darkness, into the spotlight. John McCrea, Josie Walker, Tamsin Carroll, Lucie Shorthouse and Phil Nichol lead a twenty-four strong company and an eight-piece band that will 'sweep you away on a tide of mischief, warmth and exuberance' (Financial Times). With songs that have the wow factor (The Times) by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and hilarious book and lyrics with delightful punch (Whatsonstage), by writer Tom MacRae, this funny, fabulous, feel-good, musical sensation has been thrilling audiences and critics alike.
Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, Everybody's Talking About Jamie will be broadcast live from the Apollo Theatre in London's Shaftesbury Avenue to cinemas nationwide.
Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centres on a young couple from drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
The film stars Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Brooklyn), Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson and Samuel West.
Howard Read - Big Howard & Little Howard: Man and Boy.
The world’s first human/cartoon double act, Big Howard Little Howard, bring you Man & Boy. Human Big Howard feels he and his cartoon boy double-act partner are growing apart. He’s now a dad, a breadwinner, and a role model to real children, and Little Howard has remained six-years-old and still thinks that farts are funny.
They have one night to change their ways, come together or part forever, and you happen to be coming to the show on that night.
Big Howard Little Howard take on Trump, Racism, chicken-hate and the thorny issue of whether farts can predict the future.
Join Big Howard and Little Howard for songs, animation, a filthy pigeon and possibly the most thoroughly ridiculous ear worm ever composed.
You won’t find another act on the circuit who can do live interactive, animated comedy as well as this unique double act (But if you do, please tell them where; they’re very lonely!)
“I defy you not to be helplessly charmed.”...The Telegraph
“Incredibly, achingly funny.”...The Daily Mail
Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in 'Solo: A Star Wars Story,' an adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes.
Black Magic - The Little Mix Show!
A highly energetic tribute show that follows in the footsteps of the award winning girl band, Little Mix. This iconic 5-star rated show has live vocals and is full of commercial pop-video choreography.
Suitable for kids, tweens, teens and adults alike, The Little Mix Show brings the full pop concert experience to The Forum.
There are lots of added extras including dance competitions, free giveaways and even a 'Meet & Greet' with the girls after the show! The Little Mix Show features all of Little Mix’s chart topping hits including the most recent releases from the Glory Days album.
Dance & scream to a packed out playlist of hit songs that includes Black Magic, Power, No More Sad Songs, Wings, Shoutout To My Ex, and even a few covers from their time on the XFactor.
‘An incredible pop concert experience suitable for all ages’.
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 comes to Northallerton 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.
Danny Ocean's estranged sister Debbie attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew: Lou, Rose, Daphne Kluger, Nine Ball, Tammy, Amita, and Constance.
Dinosaur Invasion is the story of dinosaur bones being discovered in the local area ... in an old abandoned laboratory Doctor Stone awaits the arrival of Professor Flint from the world renowned 'Dinosaur Museum' to share with him the amazing discovery of what appear to be remnants from the Jurassic Age.
However, unbeknown to him, Doctor Stone has been overheard speaking about the dinosaur discovery by a cheeky chimp named Chip. Chip is the sidekick of the 'not very nice' Nick-o-Saurus who decides to try and get hold of these dinosaurs and sell them for a big profit.
This is an interactive show with lots of audience participation and interaction. As the dinosaurs are brought out, the audience learns some incredible facts about each one.
This unique, fun-filled family show is suitable for all ages and features 16 realistic dinosaur puppets, animatronics and characters.
André Rieu is back in Maastricht for the fourteenth year running! Enjoy André’s summer evening concerts in the most romantic square in the Netherlands: the Vrijthof in Maastricht.
Enjoy unique performances by André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra, as well as soloists and guest appearances. Every year André makes a big splash with special guest artists at the Vrijthof. Come and join the party and enjoy the irresistible waltzes, classical music, operetta and musicals... an evening you won’t be able to forget. Come and see for yourself why André Rieu has been one of the world’s most popular live acts for a number of years!
More2Screen brings this wonderful concert straight to us here in Northallerton.
Live theatre - Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's Tiddler and other terrific tales.
Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze. Funky moves, toe-tapping tunes and giggles are guaranteed!
Is Tiddler telling the truth?
Will Monkey find his Mummy?
Will George The Giant make lots of friends?
Can the old lady really squash and squeeze all those animals in?
This delightful production is brought to you by the team behind Stick Man Live, adapted from the bestselling books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.
Back on-sale from the rescheduled 5th May date. The tickets on-sale here are those that people have had to return due to them not being able to make the new date.
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.
Come to the mini zoo and meet various animals and reptiles...
All of the animals can be photographed and held.
Six professional singers ... one stage ... one night only!
The WestEnders sing 'The World’s Greatest Musicals' in an outstanding concert-style production showcasing the vocal talents of six professional performers (who between them have appeared in over twenty of the most prestigious West End musical shows of the last decade, including Beauty & The Beast, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Aspects of Love, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oliver! and many more).
Delivered with style and panache, the Westenders exceptional cast, under the musical direction of Jae Alexander (current MD of 42nd Street) and accompanied on stage by their fantastic band, perform a huge selection of favourite songs from the World’s Greatest Musicals.
Early bird tickets £20 - available until 30 June. Tickets will be £22 after that.
Come to an Irish evening at the Forum with one of Ireland’s most popular female singers.
Northallerton Silver Band have organised this fund raising evening with ANN BREEN,she will be giving a magical concert accompanied by Acoustic and Bass guitarists, Jimmy and Graham.
Enjoy Ann’s lovely brand of crystal clear Irish singing.
Ann comes from Downpatrick, a lovely little town that nestles at the foot of the Mourne Mountains in County Down, Northern Ireland. Ann has been involved in music all her life, listening to her grandmother singing all their favourite popular songs of her time.
In her junior years, Ann won her first competition at the age of nine. Ann performed the song "Edelweiss" from "The Sound of Music" at a competition in her local town. At sixteen Ann was singing with a local country band and did so for several years. She continued to sing at semi-professional level on the local cabaret circuit until 1981 when she recorded her first album "Country Songbird" with Belfast Record Company "Outlet Records".
"Pal of My Cradle Days" was released as a single and went straight to No 1 in the Irish charts; then soared up the British National charts to number 47. The single was so successful that it entered the Guinness Book of Song Records for remaining in the charts for two years!
Dusty & The Shades of the 60s celebrates the life and music of one of the most iconic female artistes of our time, the legendary Dusty Springfield.
The show covers an incredibly successful decade for Dusty featuring the songs ‘I Only Want to be With You’, ‘You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me’, ‘Son of a Preacher Man’, ‘I Just Don’t Know What to do With Myself’ and ‘You Don’t Own Me’.
The ever-graceful Shades of the 60s take you on a journey through the artists and writers who worked with Dusty over a career spanning 3 decades; including hits by Burt Bacharach, Carole King, Aretha Franklin and performing popular songs such as ‘Natural Woman’ and ‘Downtown’.
Supported by the glamorous Shades, the soulful Dusty Springfield is honoured and her personality brought back to the stage in a great night out that takes you back to the era of peroxide blonde bouffant hair.
Celebrate the 60s in style, relive memories and create new ones with this unforgettable evening of Dusty and The Shades of the 60s.
Two young gents have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. Worthing has invented a brother, Earnest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull life behind to visit Gwendolyn. Montcrieff decides to take the name Earnest when visiting Worthing's young and beautiful ward, Cecily. Things start to go awry when they end up together in the country and their deceptions are discovered.
Robin Ince's Chaos of Delight
The co-star of the Rose D'Or award winning 'The Infinite Monkey Cage and author of How to Build a Universe (part 1) with Professor Brian Cox is back on the road with an artist's manifesto of delight and curiosity.
Robin Ince mashes up the two cultures of art and science in this celebration of the human mind from Bohemians to black holes, Dali to DNA, another of his stand up sort of lectures.
‘The Ince brain is like a black hole in a galaxy of knowledge. When it collides with another black hole – say the Fringe – the energy waves that are produced are perceived, by us, as “shows”. **** The Scotsman
Northallerton Silver Band will be performing their ‘Last Night of the Proms’ annual concert, featuring a Last Night of the Prom’s audience sing a long to the traditional and patriotic music, as seen on TV.
This music performance is not to be missed and afterwards everyone goes home on a high note!
Rule The World’ have been recognised as the Number 1 'Take That' tribute act in the world. They recently appeared alongside Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters and THE REAL TAKE THAT on BBC1’s ‘The Graham Norton Show’. After hearing Dan Maines speak, a stunned Gary Barlow said in amazement “He sounds like me!”. Gary then also praised the band saying “These guys are good!”. They are the ONLY Take That tribute show ever to have been praised by Take That’s lead singer!
‘Rule The World’ have also been featured on ITV1′s ‘Daybreak’ and have had rave reviews from many people including TV personality Ricky Tomlinson, Denise Van Outen, Jason Orange’s mother and Gary Barlow himself who tweeted the band to say he thought they are “brilliant”.
The band have performed at many prestigious events around the world including a private party for ‘Coldplay' and their management team featuring many celebrity guests. They have also performed with the cast of ITV1’s ‘Emmerdale’ and have been very fortunate to travel the world playing large outdoor festivals in Barcelona, Germany, Austria, Ireland and elsewhere. They have performed as a headline act on Royal Carribbean cruise ships and have a big contract with Butlins Holiday Parks where they regularly perform. They have performed a 3 year theatre tour with their live band and backing dancers in many amazing UK theatres including Manchester Palace, Edinburgh Playhouse, Leeds Grand and York Opera House to name just a few.
The show is an accurate portrayal of a Take That concert and features all the biggest hits including ‘Never Forget’, ‘Greatest Day’, ‘Back For Good’, ‘Relight My Fire’, ‘Everything Changes’, ‘Shine’, ‘Pray’ and many more.
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Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer.
Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide.
The large cast allows for impressive ensembles in addition to the ballet's many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more
scandalous than fiction.
A Life in the Realm of Madness…
Due to huge popular demand, after his first tour-de-force, smash hit, sell out tour, ‘My Life Story’, Suggs is treading the boards again with a brand new show.
If the first show was about how on Earth he got there, ‘Suggs: A Life in the Realm of Madness…’ is about the surprises that awaited him when he did.
Vertigo on the roof of Buckingham Palace, nearly blowing the closing ceremony of the Olympics , the embarrassing stuff that happened at Glastonbury.
Things have gone a smidge surreal since the Madness frontman was a twelve year old in shorts on the tough streets of North London.
Constantly expecting that inevitable tap on the shoulder to hear ‘what are you doing here, Sunshine?’ how has he got this far? In this business you can be washed up at any minute. How has he managed to get away with it for so long?
Fame is a tightrope and Suggs has fallen off many times.
With help from Deano his trusty pianist, he tells his story in words and music with the help of some Madness classics and a couple more what he wrote all on himself.
Ahoy there ship mates! The pirates are coming back to The Forum this autumn so why not get dressed up and climb aboard Captain Knickerbockers' vessel the good ship Naughty Nellie and join family favourites Double Trouble in their timber-shivering adventure? Live on stage this Halloween featuring hilarious comedy, sensational circus performers, barrels full of laughter and much more!
Will the evil Captain Coralline manage to take over the seven seas? Will Swash and Buckle save the ship from sinking? Find out by booking your tickets today for this half term swashbuckling treat!'
Suitable for all the family. Please be advised this performance will include pyrotechnics and smoke effects.
Early bird tickets are £8.50 before 1st October - £10 after that.
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Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her, but marries another. The famous moonlit ‘white act’ – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind.
The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography
and the drama of the storytelling.
“Me, you and the old guitar,
How perfectly, perfectly happy we are.
MEEE-EW and the old guitar.
How PURRR-fectly happy we are!”
Tabby McTat is a cat with the loudest of meee-ews and a best friend with a guitar. Together they sing their favourite songs delighting the crowds, until one day Fred disappears. Separated and alone, Tabby finds shelter and a new life with all the home comforts that any cat could dream of. However, memories of his life with Fred haunt him, and he sets off to search the streets for his long-lost friend.
Interwoven with original songs, Tabby McTat is the heart-warming tale of friendship and loyalty from the team behind Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales.
Suitable for children and families of all ages.
Reviews for Freckle Productions’ previous shows:
★★★★ 'A delight from start to finish. A room of children laughing hysterically, all totally mesmerised by the action.' Time Out
★★★★★ 'Brings such joy to children and adults alike. The show was so captivating that no one wanted to miss a moment' The Spy in the Stalls
‘TO CALL THIS SHOW LIVELY WOULD BE A WHOPPING UNDERSTATEMENT. Packed with gleeful songs and jolly good fun.’ The Guardian
★★★★ ‘Zesty and delightful. A clever compelling treat’ Independent
Tabby McTat © 2009 Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Published by Alison Green Books, an imprint of Scholastic Children’s Books
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Richard Eyre's beautiful production provides the perfect setting for Verdi's opera about a courtesan who sacrifices all for love.
From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the
most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the
surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending.
The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing.
Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.
Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.
Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.
Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the
whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.
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Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers, including Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufman and Ludovic Tezier, in Verdi's epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano.
Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession,
vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La Forza del Destino (The Force of Destiny) an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter
revenge pursued across miles and years.
The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. It is directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappan, Music Director of The Royal Opera.
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Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar's spectacular production of Gounod's best-loved opera.
There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès.
Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.
Two recent works and one world premiere showcase the contemporary face of the Royal Ballet.
The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and
Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset.
Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his
Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, a new work by
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created by The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.
Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth Macmillan's 20th century ballet masterpiece.
Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic.
The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.