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This well known patomime has all the usual ingredients for a fun show. Come and meet Dick and his friendly cool cat,Tom. Sail away with them to meet the Sultan of Morocco but beware of King Rat who is determined to bring Dick down but Fairy Bowbells will see that all ends well. Of course our panto wouldnt be complete without Dolly Dumpling and her silly son, Idle Jack who both manage to cause chaos along the way. With super scenery and costumes and great music this is a panto definetely not to be missed!!
Fourteen-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of purpose—he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother's struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.
Director: Paul Dano
Cast: Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go, An Education, Shame, Suffragette), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, Brokeback Mountain, Donnie Darko), Ed Oxenbould (The Visit, Paper Planes), Bill Camp (The Night Of, Loving, Midnight Special)
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.
National Theatre Live
I’m Not Running
by David Hare
I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.
Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.
What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?
Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.
Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.
Director: David Lowery
Writers: David Lowery, David Grann (based on the New Yorker article by)
Stars: Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck
Running time 93 mins
Another 'Friday Night at the Forum' comedy event
Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee, Chris Washington, brings us his new show about the best year of his life Including receiving the prestigious 10 years' service tie pin from Royal Mail and the series of 'You Beauty!' moments that followed. A feel-good underdog story about a Wigan postman who used all his annual leave to take a show to the world's biggest arts festival and got five numbers and the bonus ball on the comedy lottery.
Chris has supported Jason Manford on tour and as seen on 'Live from the BBC.' He was Breakthrough Comedian of the Year Winner and a finalist in the Magners New Comedy Act in 2015. Without a doubt Chris has proved he’s a definite one to watch, being likened to a “Peter Kay for the smart phone generation”.
"Funny, relatable and heartwarming" - Broadway Baby
“Gaining big laughs from the really small stuff”...The List
"A timeless storytelling jokesmith"...Beyond The Joke
"A comic with full potential and a bright future"...Arts Award Voice
Plus support act - you can't say fairer than that for £8!
Crash Bang Wallop are back with a classic musical, Fiddler on the Roof!
The story revolves around Tevye, the dairyman, and his family, who live in the village of Anatevka, a small Jewish settlement in Russia. Life in Anatevka is hard, but is sustained and shaped by the traditions of the Jewish way of life. Some of these are under threat from modern ways, such as the role of Yenta, the matchmaker, and Tevye has to eventually accept his three daughters choosing their own husbands.
This is a well-written musical, with moving ballads, lively high energy company numbers and a good sprinkling of humour. The storyline is centuries old and shared by many communities and is still current today.
CBW are renowned for their professional performances, that are full of energy; this will be no different. Book now, for what we promise will be a great night out!
Papillon is the contemporary gritty remake of the 1973, Oscar nominated, classic film. From the producer of The Wolf of Wall Street, Looper and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, staring Charlie Hunnam and man-of-the-moment Rami Malek. Originally billed as the greatest escape in history, PAPILLON follows the story of “Papillon”, a petty criminal who was wrongly convicted of murder in 1930’s France and given a life sentence in the notorious colony on Devil’s Island. Whilst there, Papillon meets a convicted murderer who agrees to help his escape in return for protection.
Director: Michael Noer
Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Damijan Oklopdzic, Christopher Fairbank
Running time 133 mins
Come along to another fundraising coffee morning. In conjunction with Personalised Learning Pathways - further education for 19 - 25 year olds, this time we are raising money for Prostrate Cancer UK. As well as delicous freshly baked scones, cakes and coffees we shall also be holding a raffle and a tombola, so please come along, enjoy the time spent with us and raise funds for a good cause!
A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.
Director: Etan Cohen
Stars: Will Ferrell, John C.Reilly and Ralph Fiennes
Antiques, art, cars and tv: live and unscripted
A live and unscripted talk by David Harper.
The show will feature funny behind the scenes anecdotes from TV, exciting antique finds, huge profits, even bigger losses, disaster stories from celebrity TV appearances and historical journeys through time are all part of what makes this show like no other.
David Harper is a BBC TV presenter. Bargain Hunt, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Flog It, For What It’s Worth and The Antiques Road Trip are all shows he presents. These hugely popular BBC programmes are shown in over 50 countries worldwide. David has appeared on many other BBC TV programmes too from The One Show to Celebrity Masterchef, Through The Keyhole to Countryfile, Celebrity Eggheads to The Heaven & Earth Show!
Bring a question or an antique for evaluation! The show is unscripted and very much audience led with involvement in the form of questions from the audience or questions and challenges from David throughout, as the talk develops. Audience members are even invited to bring items along (small antiques or collectibles) which will be used, discussed and valued during the evening.
Talking about the show David Harper said, ““The audience does not need to have a particular interest in antiques to enjoy this show, as subjects ranging from how to build the confidence to appear on TV, money making schemes, meeting of famous characters and humorous real life experiences from TV and the world of art and antiques are shared…and sometimes fabulous stories are unexpectedly shared by an audience members too!”
“One of the best after dinner talks and display of expertise we have ever experienced.”…Media Messages Ltd
“Fantastic results and very funny, you had the room buzzing!” …Tessa Sanderson OBE
From the opening beats of Waterloo to the final notes of Thank You For The Music, Swede Dreamz will take you on a journey through some of ABBA’s greatest, most memorable hits including Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Take A Chance On Me, SOS, Fernando, Chiquitita, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!, Knowing Me Knowing You, Money Money Money and many, many more.
This ABBA tribute stage show features superb live vocals and clever harmonies throughout, stunning replica costumes and a fantastic lightshow. A Swede Dreamz ABBA tribute show really does capture all the magic and excitement of one of the world's most successful and entertaining live bands. With audience participation encouraged throughout, you're sure to be having the time of your life!
MATT FORDE: BREXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
The whole thing's a mess and only one person can sort it out. Sadly, we have no idea who it is.
Join Britain’s leading political comedian, Matt Forde, for the show that was a complete sell-out at this year’s Edinburgh Festival and his last as an EU citizen.
As host of Unspun on Dave and his own Political Party podcast, Matt has interviewed some of British politics’ biggest and most notorious characters including Tony Blair, David Davis, Ruth Davidson, Nigel Farage, Nick Clegg, Anna Soubry, Harriet Harman, Ed Balls and Jacob Rees-Mogg.
His monthly residence at Westminster’s The Other Palace has sold out every show for over 5 years and sells out months in advance.
“Possibly the best political comedy show on the Fringe” ★★★★★ The Telegraph
“Is there a better political comic than Matt Forde currently working in the UK? I can't think of another to touch him”
“a stand-up of rare skill” ★★★★ The Sunday Times
Join us for our latest "Relaxed Screening" a special screening of a classic film accessible to all including those living with Dementia. We'll be keeping the lights on low and adjusting the sound to suit the audience. There'll be an interval halfway through where we will be serving complimentary teas and coffees and cake and biscuits.
Please note, there is no admission charge for carers.
Adam, the eldest of seven brothers, goes to town to get a wife. He convinces Milly to marry him that same day. They return to his backwoods home. Only then does she discover he has six brothers - all living in his cabin. Milly sets out to reform the uncouth siblings, who are anxious to get wives of their own. Then, after reading about the Roman capture of the Sabine women, Adam develops an inspired solution to his brothers' loneliness
In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
Director: Rob Marshall
Stars: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep,
Angela Lansbury and Dick Van Dyke.
Running time 130 mins.
This event will be hosted by Masons brand Ambassador Andrew McAllister who will guide you through each edition giving tasting notes, perfect serves and gin facts. A history of gin and the story of Masons will also be part of the discussions.
Included in the ticket price will be 3 full size Gin and Fevertree tonics, served with garnishes, and a mouthwatering selection of canapes including, mini yorkshire puddings with roast beef and horseradish, brie and grape crostinis, honey and mustard cocktail sausages, red pepper mini quiches, BBQ belly pork bites and Pate and caramelised onion squares, all freshly prepared on the evening.
Early booking is advisable as tickets are limited.
Miles Morales comes across the long-dead Peter Parker. This Peter Parker is not from his world though; he's from somewhere else in the multiverse. With Parker's guidance, Miles will become Spider-Man: and through that he will become part of the ever-expanding 'Spider-Verse'.
Directors:Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey
Stars: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld
Running time 117 mins
Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.
Director: James Wan
Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe.
Running time 143 mins
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.
RURAL STEPS – YOUR LOCAL YOUTH DANCE INITIATIVE!
Whether you’ve got dance experience or not, come and work with experienced Rural Steps dance artists to learn more about contemporary dance (a dance which combines lots of other dance forms such as jazz, street, and ballet, in fluid dance movements, with less rules) meet new people and find out about the project which is launching in Scarborough.
Rural Steps will comprise six youth dance programmes in Skipton, Ingleton, Northallerton, Thirsk, Harrogate & Scarborough. Taking part in regular sessions, you’ll develop your dance skills, creating a performance that will be performed on stage alongside professional performances and other youth dance companies at York Theatre Royal as part of Dance It Up North 2019.
This workshop has limited spaces so book early!
Funded by Arts Council England, the York and North Yorkshire Dance Hub, Yorkshire Dance, York Theatre Royal, Rural Arts, Craven District Council, Create Scarborough, and Hambleton District Council.
Brenda Collins is without doubt one of the funniest female entertainers in the country, she has a wicked sense of humour and a terrific voice. Brenda has an uncanny resemblance to the great Cilla Black and has been entertaining all over the world for over 50 years, although she claims she is only 27!!
She is totally at home on stage and quotes " My years in showbusiness have been amazing, I have a wonderful job making audiences laugh".
Her show includes many comedy sketches, jokes and funny stories as well as songs.
Brenda for the past 15 years has been performing on cruise lines...move over Jane Macdonald, where she is well known and loved, she is looking forward to performing at the Forum bringing fun,laughter, singing and dancing to Northallerton.
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne (Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail (Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Stars: Olivia Coleman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz
Runtime 119 mins.
Big name comedy at the Forum with author and comedian Mark Watson. Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on 'Taskmaster', half-killed on 'Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island', Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors.
Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy. 99 percent of the world's population is made up of other people: why can't we understand them? As scrawny and impassioned as ever, one of the UK's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions, with his usual notoriously high joke-and-rant-per-minute rate.
‘He sparkles with originality and verve' Chortle
'A kind of unstoppably funny Superhero' Sunday Times
'Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable' Telegraph
Sailing dangerously close to National Treasure status, one of the most outspoken politicians of our time, Ann Widdecombe, embarks on her first ever national tour.
Entertaining, enlightening and as controversial as you would expect, Margaret Thatcher and Craig Revel Horwood collide as Ann lifts the lid on life in Westminster and shares behind-the-scenes gossip from some of the nation’s best-loved programmes, including Strictly Come Dancing, Have I Got News For You and Celebrity Big Brother.
West End Nights brings its brand new show to The Forum in Northallerton.
The show promises a wonderful evening celebrating the finest and best loved songs from the dazzling West End!
It will provide you with two hours of the great musical classics as well as a selection from some of the latest shows and new musical revivals.
During the evening you will hear songs from some of your favourite musicals such as ‘Phantom of the Opera', ‘Les Miserables’, ‘The Greatest Showman’, ‘Miss Saigon', 'Jekyll & Hyde', ‘Me & My Girl’, ‘Oklahoma’ and many more.
The fantastic show-stopping songs from some of the greatest musical theatre songwriters are brought together with the stunning vocal talents of the West End Nights 2019 cast.
The true story of Hollywood's greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the inimitable movie icons, Stan and Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair's triumphant farewell tour. With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) - a formidable double act in their own right - the pair's love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.
Director: Jon S. Baird
Stars: John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson
Running time 97mins
Jimmy, THE WHIRLWIND, White
SPORTING LIFE STORY
The Forum Northallerton March 9th 2019
Ladies and Gentleman,
On March the 9th 2019,O’Sullivan Events in association with Sporting Life Stories and MJK Sports Events is proud to host A SPORTING LIFE STORY with the ONE and only Jimmy White.
The WHIRLWIND’ is one of the sport’s true characters in an age criticised for its lack of sporting personalities and at this event we hear about it ALL. From the early days of century breaks, through the ecstacy of major wins and 147s and the agony of missing out on the holy grail of snooker the World Championship. We will also see footage of some of the most magical moments ever witnessed on the green baize on our giant viewing screens.
We could not pass up this unique opportunity to stage an exclusive night with the man himself, after hosting countless nights of snooker with Jimmy and also Ronnie O’Sullivans sporting life story this is an event not to be missed with one of the most colourful characters not just in snooker but also in the whole of sport.
VIP ticket holders will receive a commemorative printed picture with Jimmy that will be taken before the show.
In addition following the in depth interview of his life story, in his own words, an audience Q and A means YOU will have to chance to ask The WHIRLWIND a question too. This is Jimmy as relaxed and open as you will ever see him.
This really is a story and an event not to be missed.
Standard Ticket - Entry only. £20.
VIP Ticket - Entry and picture £30
18.30 Doors open
19.30 Main entrance
19.35 Jimmy White interview
We expect the night to finish at 22.30.
The Jive Aces Big Beat Revue
The Jive Aces Big Beat Vintage Revue
The UKs No.1 and worlds busiest swing and jive band, The Jive Aces present their biggest theatre show to date, the Big Beat Revue
Featuring special guests, vintage pinup dancing, singing and tapping troupe, The Satin Dollz; The low down baritone sax of Lottie B and the smooth accordion of Grazia Bevilacqua, this show features the best in 40s and 50s jive, rhythm and blues and rock roll.
With classic tunes from artists such as Louis Jordan, Louis Prima & Keely Smith, Big Joe Turner and Bobby Darin with the flair of an Alan Freed rock and roll extravaganza, this show will have you out of your seat with its larger than life big-beat sound!
"With a classic set from The Jive Aces and vintage vocals, songs from the three Satin Dollz singers, plus tap dance routines from the two dancers, the entire on-stage line-up of 12 performers was certainly giving their sold out audience value for money..."
***** (Five -Stars) - Southside Advertiser Edinburgh
"The show also ended late, on account of the stream of encores forced upon the Aces & Dollz by a full house audience which had increased in enthusiasm with every beat."
- Mumble Music Reviews
"The crazy energy of the Jive Aces can certainly whisk you away to a different era and tempt you to Jump, Jive and Wail out of happiness and joy!"
- The Student Newspaper, Edinburgh
He is the chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, and is best known in the highest circles on both sides of the channel as the man who brought the Tour de France to Yorkshire – in Britain, he was knighted for his services to tourism, and in France he was made a Chevalier of the National Order of Merit.
But there’s more to him than just cycling. In May 2018, he became a Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire.
Born, bred and educated in Leeds, he fell in love with what he calls “the wider Yorkshire” – the glorious Dales and the magnificent coastline where he and his family spent their holidays. His love of animals was inspired by the James Herriot books, and 25 years ago he bought a sheep farm in Coverdale.
Although he’s received international recognition for the work he does, and he travels the world as a representative of this beautiful county, his heart remains in the Dales – a true Yorkshireman.
All proceeds raised tonight will be donated to Marie Curie.
Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Director Josie Rourke
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie and Jack Lowden
Running time 124 mins
Be ready for pretty much anything when Jason takes to the stage. Behind his cheerful Geordie exterior lurks a dark, sharp comedic mind. Jason has a way of presenting true-to-life stories that drag you in and won’t let go, close to the edge but always intriguing and blessed with the sort of charm that’ll have you laughing in spite of yourself.
In 2012 Jason’s sitcom “Hebburn” was commissioned by the BBC. Vic Reeves, Gina Mckee, Chris Ramsey and Fresh Meat’s Kimberley Nixon joined the cast in a story based on Jason’s own life and upbringing in the South Tyneside town of Hebburn. Hebburn earned him a Royal Television Society Award, the Journal Culture Award for “Best Writer” and National Television Award nomination.
In 2017 Jason wrote the UKTV Gold "Murder on the Blackpool Express" a star studded mixture of comedy and classic murder mystery set on a guided tour coach trip to Blackpool. The cast list included Griff Rhys Jones, Nigel Havers, Johnny Vegas and Una Stubbs. Later in 2018 a follow programme set on a North East Ferry is to be broadcast.
“A wonderfully life-affirming, beautifully crafted, total and utter joy. My jaw aches from laughing”...Time Out
Mowtown was the beat of a generation & the sound of a nation. It was the sound that changed America.
Made in Motown recreates the classic music & sounds of Detroit during the 1960s & 70s.
The band comprises high quality musicians dedicated to authentically recreating the ‘sounds of the ‘Motor City’, fronted by the incredible talents of the band’s three female vocalists.
If you're a fan of Martha Reeves, The Temptations, Supremes, The Marvelettes, Marvin Gaye & many more Motown legends, come along and dance the night away to this unmissable show and enjoy the songs that were ‘Made in Motown’.
The only Bon Jovi tribute show you need to see!
A high energy electric packed show guaranteed to get your hands in the air, Bon Jovi Forever have been reviving the heyday of the 1980/90's with their sellout tribute show in venues throughout the UK.
Come along to an electric performance that will recreate a stadium style show here at The Forum packed with Bon Jovi's hits, album tracks and so much more. This show is guaranteed to give all fans of Bon Jovi ‘One Wild Night’.
Bon Jovi Forever come loaded with authentic signature guitars, stage clothes and a stunning light show with a first class sound system as well as stunning stage effects and explosions to make you believe you're stepping back in time to watch the real thing!
Meet the band:
Gregg (Jon Bon Jovi)
A time served professional vocalist with over 20 years' experience in the rock industry, Gregg is a huge Bon Jovi fan which certainly comes across in his flawless live performance as Jon.
Also with over 20 years of teaching guitar and playing liv, Phil lays down the Richie role perfectly. Loaded with signature guitars and amp: seeing is believing!
Dan has toured the world with various rock legends! He's currently working with The Tony Martin Band (ex Black Sabbath) and continues to tour and record with UK metal band 'Venom'. Dan is a total powerhouse drummer perfect for Tico's style.
Stev a lecturer and teacher in all things bass. With 2 solo albums to his name and over 5,000 live show performances, Stev certainly has sold his soul to rock ‘n’ roll!
Matt has previously toured with the UK's best Pink Floyd show (Shine On) and his sounds and playing are second to none. Also providing stunning backing vocals, Matt is the perfect David.
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.
Tom Jones & The Shades of the 60s brings Jones’ story of an unprecedented rise through the charts to the UK stage.
Rediscover his music in hit after hip-rocking hit! Relive his transformation from 60's sex symbol to 70's icon, to his
career rebirth in the early 2000s and the legendary status he has today. An exciting and nostalgic journey celebrating
the voice and the star, prized all over the world.
Starring the age-defying voice of Daniel Chettoe, best known for his outstanding vocal performances on Britain’s Got
Wide collars and tight trousers are back so ladies, warm up those hips for shaking and gents, bring along your
dancing shoes… it’s time to be Burnin’ Down the House!
Justin Moorhouse - Comedy
These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…..Closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesn’t need much walking, and the youngest kid hits thirteen and cancels the family subscription to The Beano.
On top of this, the golden age of the Northern straight white male comedian has gone the way of the dinosaurs. How will he adapt if he wants to survive? What next for this Northern Joker? What can he talk to his daughter about now she cares little for Dennis the Menace and the Bash St Kids? Hang on - perhaps nothing has changed that much! When he was thirteen, the Russians were scary, the White House was a madhouse and he’d never been to Europe anyhow. Thinking back, this was when his reading habits changed too, more Dark Knight than Desperate Dan, more Catwoman than Minnie the Minx.
Perhaps our heroes never went away….they just waited for us to pick them up again. Perhaps she just needs a different type of comic.
Justin would ike to offer anyone in receipt of JSA a ticket for the reduced price of £5 this is something he is very passionate about, please bring proof that you are in receipt of this benefit to apply for the ticket.
Alan Johnson is one of the most popular politicians of recent times and now a best-selling author, his memoirs 'This Boy, Please Mr Postman and The Long and Winding Road' selling half a million copies to date.
Inspired by his latest book 'In My Life', in this highly entertaining show Alan tells his personal story with the help of some of the music that has soundtracked his life, from growing up as an orphan in a West London slum in the 1950s to becoming a postman and his subsequent rise through the Labour Party ranks to hold several cabinet posts, including that of Home Secretary.
Tom Rolfe Productions are so EGGcited to be back at The Forum for the third consecutive year with a CRACKING new show this Easter featuring hilarious comedy, stunning costumes and an all-star cast.
Will Mother Goose manage to find the goose that lays the golden egg?
Will the wicked Demon Vanity succeed in taking over the entire kingdom?
Will beauty rule over evil?
Find out by booking your tickets today for our funniest show yet!
All seats £9.50 if booked before 1st April* (£12.00/£10.50 afterwards).
*Booking fees may apply at some venues.
Management reverse the right to change casting without notice.
Following their fabulous recent performance here at The Forum we're delighted to announce the return of Black Magic, the Little Mix Tribute Show, back here next Easter on Good Friday 19th April 2019.
Performing all of Little Mix's hits in a great show full of dance, lights and music that will have the audience on its feet, this is definitely not one to be missed!
Please note under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
LIVE STREAMED PERFORMANCE
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.
Barbara Nice: ‘Raffle’
Join the Edinburgh Fringe’s favourite housewife Barbara Nice for an evening of proper good fun. Entrance price includes a complimentary raffle ticket!
Barbara Nice was all-conquering in her four-part BBC Radio 2 sitcom broadcast in March 2017.
Experience this critically acclaimed tip-top character comedy live from ‘Phoenix Nights’ actress and comedian Janice Connolly. A playful, life-affirming show for all the family including the chance to win a prize from Barbara’s table.
With her enviable track record of garnering five star reviews and sell-out shows, Barbara will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step with this new show about chance and luck.
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly...
But The People’s Theatre Company do!
And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams' best selling book!
From the creators of Don't Dribble On The Dragon, this magical show has been written especially for grown ups to enjoy with their children, so come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart warming family fun.
It’s the perfect treat for anyone aged 2 to 102!
The songs in the show including If You're Happy and You know It, Incy Wincy Spider and many more are available to sing along to on The People's Theatre Company's website at www.ptc.org.uk so why not have a listen and join in when you visit the theatre!
A great introduction to the theatre with just the right balance of sitting listening and taking part ★★★★★ – Bristol Guide
Thoroughly entertaining and brilliant fun. ★★★★★ - Patricia Goodwin, What's on Stage
Suitable from age 2 +
Bryan Robson AKA Captain Marvel is best known for playing in Midfield for England, Manchester United and Middlesbrough. Captaining his country an amazing 65 times and playing in 3 World Cups, Robbos career is one many ordinary players could only dream of. A total of 661 career appearances for club & country and an incredible 141 goals made Bryan one of the best players of his generation.
As well as being an outstanding player he also went on to manage Middlesbrough, where he led them to 2 top flight promotions and the clubs first ever cup finals. He also managed Bradford City, Sheffield United, West Bromwich Albion and Thailand.
With one of the UK’s best MC’s Mark Jones conducting the evening this will be a night that will deliver laughs, fantastic stories and an opportunity to meet one of Football’s all-time greats.
Standard Tickets £25
VIP Tickets £35 – Include early entry, meet & greet with a photograph with Robbo that will be printed on the night.
All My Sons
by Arthur Miller
directed by Jeremy Herrin
Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.
America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.
But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.
Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).
All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong
AS YOU LIKE IT
Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind.
Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.
With one of the biggest selling boybands of the last 20 years. Relive The Westlife concert experience like no other with Simply Westlife Tribute. This hits filled concert recreates the magic of Shane, Mark, Nicky & Kian and listen to their scintillating No.1 Hits such as Flying Without Wings, Swear it again, If i let you go, I have a dream and many more.Simply Westlife Tribute Will Recreate thrills of been at a live Concert and all immaculately delivered with fantastic Voices, Charisma, Costumes and dance routines delivered to you the audience as close to the real thing.
With Westlife announcing their 2019 stadium tour Simply Westlife tribute show will provide you with a show as close to the real thing.
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.
Multi award winning comedian and Edinburgh Fringe favourite Patrick Monahan returns on Tour with another brand new stand-up show # Goals!
We all have life goals. Whatever amazing things they are, whether it’s to win the lottery or marry up, make it your goal to come and watch a great comedy show from an Irish Iranian smoggy!
Constantly touring, comedy website Ents24 has listed Patrick for the past 3 years in the
Top 3 of the hardest working comedians in the UK.
Patrick Monahan is adored by his audiences everywhere! He performs all over the UK and Europe and has appeared in far-flung hotspots including Dubai, Bahrain and Costa Rica! He is very much in demand performing literally hundreds of shows a year! His many TV appearances include ‘The Wright Stuff’ (C5) ‘Weekend’ (ITV) ‘Live Stand-up Set for BBC Asian Network’ (BBC iplayer 2017) ‘Safeword’ (ITV2) ‘Celebrity Squares’ (ITV) ‘Fake Reaction’ (ITV2) and ‘The One Show Edinburgh Festival’ (BBC1).
‘Patrick’s a Fringe Legend and it is easy to see why!’ The Mirror ★★★★
‘Delightful, impressive and very funny’ The Scotsman ★★★★
‘A definite must see’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★
‘He really hits the mark…great depth’ www.broadwaybaby.com ★★★★
If it is the wonderful tonic of laughter that you are looking for, then you have come to the right place!
Cannon and Ball bring their own magical and unique brand of humour to your theatre in 2019.
Opening the show with 45 minutes of unforgettable “Cannon & Ball” they will perform some of their legendary sketches and routines before the interval.
Tommy and Bobby open Act Two with a song and then into storytelling of their career after which they will open the Mike to the audience for Q & A’s.
This magical and intimate “Close and Upfront!” evening is a treat for all comedy fans of all ages!
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.
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.
Celebrating the very best in music from America's 'Music City’, this brand new show promises an exciting fusion of pure Country gold with 'New Country' blockbusters!
Guitarist, vocalist and band-leader Bob Drury, who has been selling out in theatres across the country for the past 6 years with his highly acclaimed shows, heads up an amazing cast of musicians to a deliver a set of pristine classics from the likes of Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Brad Paisley, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers.
Featuring Bob's daughter Harriet on female lead vocals the band present stunning versions of monster hits from Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Alison Moorer, Eva Cassidy, June Carter and many more. Harriet is an established vocal performer with a "stunning, soaring voice" that will knock your socks off! With their combined talents, Bob and Harriet also lovingly re-create vocal duets from Country's Hall of Fame.
Tom Rosenthal & Lloyd Griffith
Two working in progress shows. Tom Rosenthal (Friday Night Dinner, Plebs) and Lloyd Griffith (Soccer AM) try out new material.
As seen as the drunkest guy on Drunk History (Comedy Central) and taking down Chris Ramsey on Roast Battle (Comedy Central).
This year Tom Rosenthal is discussing his manhood, or lack thereof.
A show that is about reaching maturity.
Lloyd Griffith: LIVE (Work in Progress)
Lloyd comes to the Forum to try out some new jokes for a new tour. Jokes and some singing probably. Host of Soccer AM (Sky), Flinch! (Netflix) & Taxi To Training (BBC3). As seen on Bounty Hunters (Sky), Drunk History (Comedy Central), The Premier League Show (BBC), Strictly Come Dancing (one day). Jack Whitehall and Rob Beckett’s tour support and Diane Griffith’s son.
"Supersub Lloyd Griffith delivered some punchy gags about growing up in Grimsby. He also revealed a jaw-dropping singing voice. Expect to hear more from Griffith"...BRUCE DESSAU, EVENING STANDARD
"Disarmingly good"...DOMINIC MAXWELL, THE TIMES
"There’s no doubt about it; Lloyd Griffith is the king of the unexpected. His sense of fun is infectious, his singing voice faultless and his anecdotes are told with boundless confidence. Griffith has clearly established his own style of comedy" ★★★★★...THREE WEEKS
Suitable for 16+
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
"To whom should I complain?"
When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.
Bob Drury's 'The Neil Diamond Story' - The life of a legend in song
Described in Las Vegas as one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond, Bob Drury has been astounding audiences with his vocal likeness for ten years during which time he has performed throughout the UK, Europe and in the United States for the Amerian Neil Diamond Fan Club in both Nashville and Las Vegas.
Bob is joined by his amazing band this year and the show tracks Neil’s journey from unknown and struggling New York songwriter to international mega-star. The music covers every stage of a staggering music career spanning five decades. Join in with all the favourites such as Cracklin' Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Forever in Blue Jeans, Beautiful Noise, I'm a Believer, Red Red Wine and, of course, Sweet Caroline. Bob's duet with Harriet on the Diamond/Streisand classic 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers' is one of the best versions you'll ever hear. The show also features a couple of lesser known songs that are sure to become your favourites by the end of the evening. A fantastic evening guaranteed!
Get ready for the best songs from all your favourite female stars in one fabulous fun-packed show. Little Mix will cast some Black Magic and Taylor Swift will Shake It Off as four enormously talented girls bring you up close and personal with the greatest female pop performers of today.
Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, Beyoncé and Rihanna will all be dropping in to the biggest Pop Party ever so make sure you’re there!
With dazzling choreography, state of the art videos and superb vocals Pop Divas Live! is the perfect pop concert experience for the little divas in your life.
“My baby sister absolutely loved it. She got the chance to meet and dance on stage with them which was a dream come true. Thank you so much!”
“My 5 and 7 year old girls had the time of their lives! The length of the show was just right and we even got a picture at the end.”
“Absolutely fantastically! My daughter and I loved it! An excellent introduction for children who are too young to go to big concerts.”
Only Fools and Boycie
John Challis is one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses, and latterly as Monty, in ITV 1's Benidorm. In his solo show, the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career. Having worked with some of the biggest names in showbusiness, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses stars like Sir David
Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics. Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography.
This new smash-hit Christmas tribute concert show, starring the world’s leading Elvis impersonator & tribute artist JD KING, is a musical journey through all eras of the King’s incredible career. ELVIS THE LEGEND features Elvis’ greatest, most-memorable songs from ground-breaking 1950's Rock ‘n’ Roll to the dramatic Las Vegas big-band ballads of the 1970's.
An interactive and high-energy event, the show boasts JD’s powerful vocals, pulsating dance moves and a truly uncanny characterisation of Elvis that not only leaves audiences utterly amazed, but thoroughly entertained and immersed throughout.
For over 15 years JD KING (Jim Devereaux) has wowed audiences worldwide with his incredibly dynamic and energetic portrayal of the King. At 33 years old (the same age as Elvis when he performed his 1968 Comeback Special) JD is the perfect age to re-create all eras of Elvis Presley with energy and credibility – rendering Elvis at his very best.
A professionally trained actor and singer, JD becomes the character of Elvis in a way that transports the audience to that special place and time – the closest anyone can get to Elvis himself.