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Come and join the Musical Theatre Company for a nostalgic journey through a hundred years of music and song starting in 1918 with the end of World War One.
We will then visit the Roaring 20's, the Thirties and into the Second World War years, a nod to the 50's and rock n' roll, followed by the Beatles, Cliff Richard, Cilla then right up to the present day with Les Miserables, Miss Saigon and much much more.
Directed by our NODA Award Winning Director Andrea Atkinson and music by Geoff Foxall, this is definitely one not to be missed.
Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock.
Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.
With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.
Since announcing his retirement from movie making earlier this year, this will be Daniel Day-Lewis' last movie, so is one not to be missed.
Matthew Ford returns to the Forum for a third time to perform alongside the Forum Big Band.
In 2006 Matthew was voted 'Best UK Male Big Band Vocalist' and nominated alongside Jamie Cullum in the inaugural Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards (Best UK Male Vocalist category).
As a soloist Matthew makes regular appearances with the RTE and BBC Concert Orchestras, and has also worked with the Northern Sinfonia, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Halle and Philharmonia Orchestras. Matthew has been invited to perform for both domestic and international royalty.
In 2009 Matthew broadcast with the BBC Big Band for the 30th Anniversary of BBC Radio 2’s ‘Big Band Special’ programme. 2010 saw Matthew invited to join the cast of ‘Singing in the Rain’ for the first ever concert performance of the original film score, reconstructed by John Wilson and performed at Festival Hall and in 2011 Matthew recorded at Abbey Rd Studios for EMI Classics on the album ‘That’s Entertainment’. The album is a celebration of the MGM musicals and was released to critical acclaim in August 2011.
A second appearance at the BBC Proms, in 'Hollywood Rhapsody', was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and later on BBC Four. 2013 also included a UK tour with the John Wilson Orchestra, and appearances with the Halle Orchestra. Matt has also performed in concert with celebrated BBC Radio 2 jazz star Clare Teal, the Halle Orchestra, and the RTE Concert Orchestra, broadcasting with the latter on RTE radio.
Matt completed the year with a nationwide tour, an award-winning live album recording (from the Royal Abert Hall) with the JWO, and a sold out performance celebrating Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday with the London Concert Orchestra at The Royal Festival Hall.
The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.
The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and
regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of
forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.
Carl Hutchinson Live!
One of the UK’s most in-demand comics Carl Hutchinson is set to perform his brand new show across the UK. Expect killer gags, highly entertaining stories and the trademark twisted logic that has made Carl a must-see fixture in the comedy world,
It’s fair to say that 'Hutchinson has it all' (BroadwayBaby).
From tales of pulling sickies as a teacher to his family upbringing and wrestling with his favourite vices, this new show is easily the most brutally honest and hilariously self-deprecating outing for this Geordie comedian.
Chris Ramsey's tour support and as seen on Comedy Central's Stand Up Central & The Chris Ramsey show
‘An absolute must… the next big thing!’ Skinny
“Hutchinson’s trump card is the way he interacts with the audience, rolling with every ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ his material generated, giving a dynamism and spontaneity to his performance” Chortle
'The comedy catalyst to a great night out' ThreeWeeks
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.
2018 marks 100 years since women won the right to vote in the UK.
This explosive one-woman show takes you into the fiery spirit and turbulent times of the British suffrage movement told through the life and times of one of the most passionate and singularly dangerous women in Edwardian England - Mrs Edith Rigby.
This show tells the story of the turbulent history of the suffragettes through the eyes and life of Edith a mild-mannered doctor's wife, with a secret identity – arsonist, bomber and militant suffragette.
The show runs for 75 minutes, after which there will be an after-show discussion with the writer, director and performer.
National Theatre Live brings us Rory Kinnear as Macbeth and Anne-Marie Duff as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, directed by Rufus Norris, broadcast live from the National Theatre.
Sleep no more...
The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.
National Theatre Live broadcast on Thursday 10 May
A concert by North Yorkshire Chorus to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1.
A wonderful evening of music and commemoration.
EVERY LITTLE THING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT
‘Interesting, engaging, funny’ ***** The Mirror
**** The Times
This time last year, it seemed highly unlikely the UK would vote to leave the EU; we had a reasonable opposition to the Tory Government; Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn’t going to beat Hilary Clinton and Mark was living the married suburban ideal, a year later it’s all gone to absolute shit! But don’t worry, as Mark thinks Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright.
Mark’s sell-out show Who Do I Think I Am, revealed his natural father was a world backgammon champion. Now the star of Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town, and newspaper columnist of the year, is back on the road with a new show, guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it is.
Mark has written and presented many series of Mark Steel’s In Town on BBC Radio 4 (new series out soon) and toured it live around the UK. Mark has presented the BAFTA nominated Mark Steel Lectures for BBC2, is a regular on BBC One’s Have I Got News For You and Radio 4’s Newsquiz. He’s also appeared on BBC2’s QI and Room 101. Mark has written several acclaimed books, including: Reasons To Be Cheerful and What’s Going On and he writes a weekly column for The Independent for which he won Columnist of the Year at the Press Awards in 2015.
Mark recently started filming his columns for The Independent and they’re proving very popular indeed, you can find them here http://www.independent.co.uk/author/mark-steel
**** The Guardian
**** The Independent ‘essential viewing’
**** Sunday Times ‘Profound yet funny’
**** The Scotsman ‘Frank, dryly funny’
Twitter: @mrmarksteel @offthekerb
Rating: 14+ Parental guidance.
Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War. The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance.
A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. The sights and sounds of war-torn London are recreated by Lez Brotherston’s Olivier Award-winning costumes and sets, lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin, video and projection designs by Duncan McLean, and surround sound designed by Paul Groothuis.
Matthew Bourne’s vivid story telling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, and will take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score.
In the UK and Ireland this special dance screening will be released on Tuesday 15 May 2018 and include a live Q&A with Matthew Bourne.
The incredible story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The struggles he confronted on the journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.
Starring: Rachel Weisz, David thewlis, Colin Firth
Director: James Marsh
Running time: 102 mins
Yorkshire Vet, Julian Norton is coming to the Forum and will be in conversation with Kate Fox.
Star of the popular Channel 5 series "The Yorkshire Vet" and author of two books: "Horses, Heifers and Hairy Pigs: The Life of a Yorkshire Vet" and "A Yorkshire Vet Through the Seasons”, Julian will be talking about his life as a vet in rural North Yorkshire, as well as his recent experiences as a television personality, and what it’s been like to follow in the footsteps of James Herriot both as a vet and an author. At the end of the conversation Julian will be taking questions from the audience.
This is sure to be a relaxed, fun and entertaining evening.
About Julian Norton
Born in Castleford, Julian studied at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Wakefield, before qualifying as a vet at Cambridge University. He joined the Thirsk practice in 1996. In 2015 Julian became the main character in a documentary series screened on Channel 5 – “The Yorkshire Vet”. The TV show became a hit, attracting an audience of over 2 million and reaching as far afield as New Zealand, Canada and Australia.
About Kate Fox
Kate Fox is a stand-up poet, writer, comedian and performer. She has appeared on Radio 4 with a series called ‘The Price of Happiness’, and has a second comedy series being aired on the radio station this summer. She has been a poet in residence for the Great North Run, Saturday Live on Radio 4 and the Glastonbury Festival.
Curve Dance brings pupils aged 4 to 19 together from Northallerton, Easingwold, Richmond and Leeming to showcase their annual show ... This is me:
A Performance about being proud of who you are, of celebrating our differences and the realisation that we are all stars in our own right!
We share a love for dance in any style and any form. Therefore each group have created something completely unique, using inspiration from where they live, what they enjoy and various styles that utilise: video on location and live dance.
Tickets are £8 Adults and £7 for under 16s
DEMENTIA FRIENDLY SCREENING
We are holding a Dementia-Friendly screening of Calamity Jane, on Tuesday May 22nd.
Dementia Friendly screenings enable people living with dementia, and their carers to attend the cinema in a safe and comfortable environment, giving them the chance to get out and socialise.
Screenings are open to everyone, but are enhanced to suit the needs of people living with dementia...
During the film low lights are left on inside the auditorium,
The volume of the soundtrack is reduced,
And it’s fine for members of the audience to express themselves.
PLEASE NOTE - There will be an interval half way through the film and complimentary teas and coffees will be served.
Tickets are £5 each, with carers going free.
Doors open at 1.30pm, with the film starting at 2pm.
The staff on duty for these screenings have become Dementia Friends to help provide support before, during and after the screenings, as well as making our venue generally more Dementia Friendly.
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
This Glenn Miller tribute concert with the Forum Big Band is in aid of Herriot Hospice.
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.
The Band has an extensive repertoire and keeps audiences entertained by playing the hits first brought to us by the heroes of the Big Band era such as Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra and many, many others.
The Band also enjoys performing new arrangements of modern day hits that have been especially written for the Band.
In recent years the Band has had the pleasure to perform at a number of Charity concerts around the Country as well as with guest soloists Matthew Ford and Mark Nightingale.
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.
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, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home.
An 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.
Northallerton Male Voice Choir 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".
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.
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.
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
Alverton singers presents 'Broadway comes to town'. Featuring music from shows such as Chicago, West Side Story, Mamma Mia and Les Miserables.
In support of the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, Friarage Hospital.
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 your local theatre.
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 returns to Barney with his new one-man show BREAK A LEG! - a celebration of all things theatrical. This is Brandreth unleashed on the stars he's known and the theatre stories that have made him laugh – and, occasionally, cry. Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation),
Just a Minute regular Gyles delivers a dazzling afternoon of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping.
In an old abandoned laboratory setting Doctor Stone is awaiting the arrival of Professor Flint from the World renown Dinosaur Museum to share with him the amazing local discovery of what appears to be remnants from the Jurassic Age.
Unbeknown to him he has been overheard speaking about this by a cheeky Chimp by the name of Chip who 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.
Nick persuades Doctor Stone that he is Professor Flint and as more and more Dinosaurs are discovered he sets about getting them for himself.
As the Dinosaurs are brought out to show the audience and get to learn some of the incredible facts about each type they are getting bigger and bigger and taking more handling.
Lots of audience participation and interaction is involved in the presentation of the Dinosaur Invasion and there are fun and games around every corner which will keep the audience of all ages captivated.
Over 16 realistic Dinosaurs, puppets, animatronics and characters are involved in making this unique fun filled family show happen
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 the 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.
The WestEnders sing The World’s Greatest Musicals is a 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, this exceptional cast under the musical direction of Jae Alexander, current MD of 42nd Street, and accompanied on stage by their fantastic band, The WestEnders perform a huge selection of your favourite songs from the World’s Greatest Musicals.
Early bird tickets £20 until 30 June. £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, 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
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, 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 so 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.
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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 on 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.