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On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.
Starring: Joanna Lumley, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton
Director: Richard Loncraine
Running time: 1 hr 51 mins
Based on the unbelievable, but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed, attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan.
Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden, and an original screenplay by Steven Rogers, Craig Gillespie's I, TONYA is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding's life and career in all of its unchecked--and checkered--glory.
This film has recently won a BAFTA for 'Best actress in a supporting role' and a Golden Globe for best supporting actress for Allison Janney
Glenn Miller tribute concert with the Forum Big Band in aid of Herriot Hospice Homecare
The Forum Big Band is a traditional 19-piece band including vocalists who specialise in providing live music for any occasion.
The band is made up of professional musicians, experienced amateurs and talented students from North Yorkshire and the North East area who enjoy coming together to reproduce the fabulous music that was generated during an era that was arguably the most exciting artistic development in entertainment of the 20th Century.
Join the band for a very special concert featuring the music of Glenn Miller in aid of local charity Herriot Hospice Homecare.
Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden.
Starring: James Corden, Fayssal Bazzi, Domhnall Gleeson
Director: Will Gluck
Running time: 1 hr 35 min
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet -- the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.
Starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Pratt, Josh Brolin and Chris Hemsworth.
When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots.
There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
Stunningly brought to life in a spectacular new musical by Oscar-winning screenwriter and creator of Downton Abbey Julian
Fellowes and Olivier-award winning composer and lyricist George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, The Wind In The Willows will
delight audiences of all ages!
Join Ratty, Badger, Mole and the impulsive Toad as they embark on a series of riotous adventures spiralling from Toad's insatiable need for speed!
Captured live from the London Palladium and featuring eye-poppingly beautiful design, The Wind In The Willows brings
exuberant choreography, a gloriously British score, comedy, heart and thrills.
Cast: Rufus Hound, Simon Lipkin, Neil McDermott, Craig Mather, Denise Welch, Gary Wilmot.
The Rolls-Royce of English comedies in a new production of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home in this live streamed event from London's Vaudeville Theatre.
Ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery. This production has a glittering cast starring father and son Edward and Freddie Fox alongside renowned actors Frances Barber, Nathaniel Parker, Sally Bretton and Susan Hampshire.
GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY
A correspondence begins between Juliet Ashton and members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, with them sharing their experiences of Nazi Occupied Guernsey. When an idea for a book catches, Juliet she goes to visit the island, making lifelong friends and taking life changing steps along the way. The book is told by way of letters and, as the reader, you become enchanted by the writers of them and the love Juliet comes to feel for each of the islanders: Dawsey, Amelia, Isola, Eben, Kit and Elizabeth. A beautiful story of love, friendship and the sadness of friends lost.
The wonderful Northallerton Male Voice Choir return to The Forum stage this summer for a very special 50th anniversary summer concert.
Musical director: Andrea Rhodes
Accompanist: Catherine Woods
Guest artiste: Rachel Orr
LIVE COMEDY THEATRE SHOW
Based on the classic BBC sitcom by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, two actors: David Benson and Jack Lane, play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series.
Celebrating 50 years of Perry and Croft's quintessential sitcom, which won the Best One-Liner accolade in a poll of comedians conducted earlier this year by Gold with the immortal words "Don't tell him, Pike", this new stage show is guaranteed to keep you entertained.
Double Fringe First Award winner David Benson and Jack Lane present a selection of classic radio episodes featuring favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation!
'Pretty much perfect feat of mimicry' - The Times
'Benson and Lane carry it all off beautifully' **** Daily Telegraph
‘Benson and Lane’s impersonations are peerless, the show an absolute treat from start to finish. Wonderful stuff!’ - Daily Mail
‘Lewis' direction and Lishman's sound design give real light and shade in which the two versatile performers shine.’ - The Arts Desk
‘Classic British comedy recreated by two classic performers. A show not to miss.’ ***** Southside Advertiser
‘Utterly brilliant! The best Dad’s Army recreation I’ve seen.’ - Barry Cryer
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN KINDLY SPONSORED BY NORTHALLERTON BID.
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.
Edith Moore (Edie) is a bitter, gruff woman in her eighties. In the months following her husband George’s death, Edie’s strained relationship with her daughter Nancy begins to worsen. The question over Edie’s future looms large: while Edie tries hard to convince Nancy she can manage fine by herself, Nancy is making plans for her mother to move to a retirement home.
Edie feels like it is the beginning of the end. It seems she will die with all the regrets of her past intact and one regret haunts her most of all. When Edie was married, her father planned a climbing trip for them in the Scottish Highlands. Edie yearned to go, but her husband George, a difficult and controlling man, made her stay at home. Nearly thirty years later, Edie decides to make the trip herself alone.
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.
An opportunity to celebrate one of Britain’s true acting icons. Playing the Part uncovers McKellen’s story, from his upbringing living through the war, to his mainstream film breakouts as Magneto and Gandalf.
McKellen: Playing the Part features unprecedented access to private photo albums, a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, including diaries written when he was 12, and behind the scenes of theatre shows and films, alongside his personal thoughts on a life long lived.
Joey absolutely loves football.
Playing it, watching it, talking about it.
He gets it from his mum – a footy fanatic!
Joey can turn anywhere into a make believe pitch, from scoring goals in his breakfast cereal to imaginary match commentating on his way to school. His enthusiasm is shared equally by his Mum – the best teammate he could ever have. She stands on the sidelines cheering him on, giving him top training tips and teaching him new tricks.
Life is busy for Joey and mum, but today nothing can get in their way as the big day has arrived; the high point of the season, the cup final and a chance for Joey to score a winning goal.
They set off for the game, ready for ANYTHING!
Keepy Uppy is a play for the 2018 World Cup year, for football fans, non-football fans, children and families. Join us and celebrate the joy of the beautiful game with popping rhymes, fab footie moves, flicks and sidesteps underscored by toe tapping live music. This is a visual treat that will ignite children’s imagination from kick-off to the final whistle.
For children age +3
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
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.
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
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.
LIVE STREAMED PERFORMANCE.
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.
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.
LIVE STREAMED PERFORMANCE
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
LIVE STREAMED PERFORMANCE
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.
LIVE STREAMED PERFORMANCE
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.