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An old Jewish baker's failing business gets an unexpected boost when his young Muslim apprentice, also a cannabis dealer, drops a load of dope in the dough. Suddenly the customers can't get enough of his bread.
A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.
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Afternoons are dead boring now, everyone knows that, even proper stupid idiots. So, why not come to this game show what Lee Kyle is hosting? It is for children but also for adults if they are stupid. Lee has bought some gunge and it WILL get chucked over the losing captain.
Everybody likes gunge.
What? Do you want to entertain your own kids?
"...full of psychotic, inclusive charm that even the hardest heart can't help but be taken in by."
Family of Four: £20
Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual
Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several
Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht
concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very
special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humor, fun and emotion for all ages.
This presentation of André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas features host Charlotte Hawkins, who conducts an interview
with André Rieu the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences.
This year is a very special year because it is exactly 30 years ago that André Rieu started his Johann Strauss Orchestra in
his home town of Maastricht. From a small group of musicians rehearsing in the classroom of André’s son’s primary school to
stadiums and concert halls around the world - what a journey it has been!
Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema.
When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.
Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).
This new staging of Tony Kushner's multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).
CHURCHILL follows Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days before the infamous D-Day landings in June 1944. As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await Churchill’s decision on whether the invasion will actually move ahead. Fearful of repeating his mistakes from World War I on the beaches of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness, Churchill is also faced with constant criticism from his political opponents; General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery. Only the unflinching support of Churchill’s brilliant, unflappable wife Clementine can halt the Prime Minister’s physical and mental collapse and help lead him to greatness.
Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day, shaped the destiny of Iraq after WWI in ways that still reverberate today.
Based on the popular series of books for older kids. A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg's newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention.
Set to the backdrop of 'Awesome Mixtape #2,' Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
A devoted dog (Josh Gad) discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, the lovable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan (Bryce Gheisar). As the boy grows older and comes to a crossroad, the dog once again comes back into his life to remind him of his true self.
Dumped by her boyfriend on the eve of their vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton persuades her cautious mother, Linda, to accompany her on an exotic getaway to South America. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda must soon work through their differences to escape from a wildly outrageous and dangerous jungle adventure.
An American widow finds unexpected love with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath when they take on the developers who want to destroy his home.
Despicable Me 3 (PG)
Another day, another supervillain trying to take over the world. And this time, it’s one Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker). And Bratt is a former child star – obsessed with the character he played back in the 80s. So obsessed in fact, that he has almost become that character, leaving his old self behind.
Despicable Me 3 has Gru facing off against this new supervillain on the scene. Though that’s not the only foe the Minion master must face this time around.
A visit from his long-lost brother Dru can only mean one thing – sibling rivalry. If you were expecting a joyous reunion after all this time, well, that’s just not how supervillains work.
Humans are at war with the Transformers, and Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving the future lies buried in the secrets of the past and the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.
Now, it's up to the unlikely alliance of Cade Yeager, Bumblebee, an English lord and an Oxford professor to save the world.
In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.
Come and get creative with curve dance!
Bored over the school holidays? Come along to one of curves exciting summer dance days. A day filled with expert dance tuition in various styles including street & contemporary. Lots of dance games, arts & crafts, singing and much more. With the chance to create and perform a mini show within a day and explore some amazing new skills. This is not to be missed…
Disgraced poet Ted Wallace is summoned to his friends Lord and Lady Loganʼs country manor, Swafford Hall, to investigate a series of unexplained miracle healings. Ted tracks down the perpetrator of the phenomena, fifteen year old David Logan, whose parents believe he has healing hands. Unaware that David is using some unorthodox methods, the Logans are set on sharing their son’s ʻgiftʼ with the world. With a poet’s passion for the truth, Ted hurries to debunk the miracles and save a young man from a lifetime of embarrassment.
Director: John Jencks
Stars: Matthew Modine, Russel Tovey, Roger Allam
Run Time: 99minutes
A young man, Vince Everett (Elvis Presley), is convicted of manslaughter after being drawn into a bar fight while trying to defend a woman. In prison, Everett finds salvation when his cellmate, a country singer named Hunk Houghton (Mickey Shaughnessy), hears him sing and pegs him as a future star. Once released, Everett gets a job in a night club and meets Peggy Van Alden (Judy Tyler), a young woman who works for a record company and who, like Houghton, also sees talent in Everett.
Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy
Run Time: 96 minutes
Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine -- distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighbourhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
Director: Patty Jenkins
Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright
Run Time: 141 minutes
Join local musician Alex Cromarty for this fun-filled day of music making. Alex can teach anyone to drum and will spend the morning teaching rhythms on dustbin drums and other unlikely instruments. The afternoon session will be a song-writing workshop where budding rock stars get a chance to pen their own masterpiece!
Suitable for age 8 and up.
Bring a Packed Lunch.
The Tuck Shop will be open for sweets,crisps and drinks.
Perched high above the picturesque coast of Sicily and sitting under the shadow of Mt. Etna, Teatro Antico di Taormina has inspired artists for over 2000 years - from the ancient Greeks and Romans to Woody Allen and today’s opera stars.
Every summer, this romantic and dramatic setting welcomes opera lovers from all over the world. 2017 is no exception, with the staging of Puccini’s La bohème - the tragic love story between a young poet and a seamstress. Directed by Enrico Castiglione, this retelling of the timeless classic will enchant cinema audiences with its intense melodic lyrics, original and refined harmony, instrumental light feel and nuances which are all unmistakable and unique.
For one night only, come and experience this spectacular opera on the big screen, live from Taormina, Sicily!
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!
In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.
Harriet Lauler, a once-successful businesswoman, works with young local writer Anne Sherman to pen her life story. When the initial result doesn't meet Lauler's high expectations, she sets out to reshape the way she'll be remembered, dragging Anne along as an unwilling accomplice. As their journey unfolds, the two women develop a strong bond which not only alters Harriet's legacy but also Anne's future.
Director: Mark Pellington
Stars: Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried
Run Time: 108minutes
Courgette (Zucchini) is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy. Although his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother's disappearance, Courgette is befriended by a police officer Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this strange, at times, hostile environment. Yet with Raymond's help and his new-found friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and might find true love.
Director: Claude Barras
Stars: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud
Run Time: 66 minutes
Sew your own cute emoji cushion to take home You choose and cut out your preferred emoji expression and sew yourself a snuggle cushion to take home.
Ideal activity for 8 years and upwards.
Explore your creativity with clay!
What will you make in two hours of the day
Will it be a butterfly, car, name plate for your door or,
A mystical creature from days of yore
I can't wait to see!
Frank Adler is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary - in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the 7-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother, Evelyn, whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.
Director: Marc Webb
Stars: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan
Run Time: 104 minutes
Cpl. John McBurney is an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War. He seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school where the teachers and students seem more than willing to help. Soon, sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries as the women tend to his wounded leg while offering him comfort and companionship.
Director: Sofia Coppola
Stars: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning
Run Time: 94 minutes
Spark is a wisecracking teenage monkey who lives on an abandoned planet with his friends Chunk and Vix. Thirteen years ago, power-hungry Zhong seized control of their planet Beta, wiping out Spark's family and sending him into hiding. Now, Zhong plans to use the deadly space Kraken to destroy the entire universe, and no one but Spark can stop him
Director: Aaron Woodley
Stars: Jessica Biel, Patrick Stewart, Susan Sarandon
Run Time: 91 minutes
George Beard and Harold Hutchins are two overly imaginative pranksters who spend hours in a treehouse creating comic books. When their mean principal threatens to separate them into different classes, the mischievous boys accidentally hypnotize him into thinking that he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dim-witted superhero named Captain Underpants.
Director: David Soren
Stars: Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms
Run Time: 89 minutes
Join Musical Theatre Graduate Laura in this fun-filled workshop including singing, dancing, drama and games and including hit musicals like Hairspray and Mamma Mia! At the end of the day there will be a chance to perform what you have learnt to the adults collecting you.
Suitable for Ages 8 and up
Bring a packed lunch
The Tuck Shop will be open selling sweets, crisps and drinks.
The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role.
A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph).
Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.
Please note this broadcast does not have an interval.
Based on the powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between “Old” Tom and “Young” Tommy Morris, the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. As their fame grew, Tom an dTommy, Scotland’s Gold Royalty; were touched by drama and personal tragedy. At first matching his father’s success, Tommy’s talent and fame grew to outshine his father’s accomplishments and respect as founder of the Open Championship in 1860 with a series of his own triumphs. But in contrast to Tommy’s public persona, his personal turmoil ultimately led him to rebel against both the aristocracy who giave him opportunity and the parents who shunned his passionate relationship wish wife.
Director: Jason Connery
Stars: Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden, Ophelia Lovibond and Sam Neill.
Run Time: 117 mins.
Feeling lonely and isolated, Wilson (Woody Harrelson) tracks down Pippa (Laura Dern), the ex-wife who left him 17 years earlier. She tells the neurotic and middle-aged misanthrope that he is the father of a teenager named Claire (Isabella Amara). Shocked, excited and hopeful, Wilson embarks on a madcap quest to connect with the daughter he never knew he had.
Director: Craig Johnson
Stars: Woody Harrleson, Laura Dern and Isabella Amara.
Runtime: 101 minutes
The Emoji Movie (PG)
Hidden inside a smartphone, the bustling city of Textopolis is home to all emoji’s. Each emoji has only one facial expression, except for Gene, an exuberant emoji with multiple expressions. Determined to become "normal" like the other emoji’s, Gene enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5 and a notorious code breaker called Jailbreak. During their travels through the other apps, the three emoji’s discover a great danger that could threaten their phone's very existence.
Director: Tony Leondis
Stars: T.J. Miller, Anna Faris, Sofía Vergara, Patrick Stewart
Run Time: TBC
Roy Chubby Brown returns with his meatiest show yet!
He’s still rude, he’s still crude and this time he’s turning headlines into punch lines as his rip-roaring brand of banter continues to burst bellies across the country. Chubby doesn’t hold back from sharing his outlandish views on news, women and gender, sailing close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be left gob-smacked!
As politically incorrect as ever “The World’s Most Outrageous Comedian” is far too rude for TV, so this live performance is the only place to catch the flamboyant comedian.
If easily offended please stay away!
Alverton Singers present a Gilbert & Sullivan Gala Evening in support of Herriot Hospice Homecare.
The programme includes excerpts from The Gondoliers, Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado and a complete performance of Trial By Jury
Mitch Buchannon is head of a team of the most elite lifeguards in the country, maybe even the planet. But the council is about to cut this beach hero's funding.
With the Baywatch brand in danger, what can Mitch and the team do to salvage this impending wreckage?
It's time to bring in Matt Brody - double gold medallist and a bit of a loose cannon.
With Matt now a part of the team, it's business as usual until a dead body turns up on the shore. Investigating further, all hell is about to break loose for the Baywatch gang, as they go to new lengths to protect the safety of those on the beach.
Director: Seth Gordon Run Time: 119 minutes
Stars: Zac Effron, Dwayne Johnson
When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Stars: Kate Walsh, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah
Run Time: TBC
The Wainwrights in Colour- Andy Beck
The Wainwrights in Colour- Andy Beck
For the past ten years, Teesdale based artist ANDY BECK has been completing a fascinating and unique project on the Lake District Fells- The Wainwrights in Colour. This task has been to find and locate every single location that master fell walker Alfred Wainwright visited to take his photographs for his pen and ink illustrations in his seven Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells.
These drawings by Wainwright were produced in the 1950’s and 60’s so Andy’s detailed watercolour sketches not only add colour to these scenes but also record the changes in the landscape over the past 50 years.
Obtaining every one of these 1500 references has meant that Andy has had to become acquainted with the fells in a more intimate way than most regular walkers. The weather, light and conditions have all played a major part in this challenge which have only added to the back story for this labour of love.
From long days out on the fells covering miles of rough terrain to quiet nights wildcamping on the mountain tops under a star filled sky Andy has interesting, funny and moving anecdotes to relate that explain the trials and tribulations of this one off journey.
Mozart’s glorious opera The Magic Fluteis brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane. Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems...David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart’s kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night’s coloratura fireworks to Tamino and Pamina’s lyrical love duets and Papageno’s hearty, folksong-like arias.
As well as being a comedy The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart’s profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flutewas an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera.
NB Sung in German with English Subtitles
In an attempt to revisit a creative collaboration and revive his marriage, a theatre director brings together a group of performers to spend a week with him and his wife in an isolated, mountainous part of southern France. As the work progresses, fiction and reality become blurred and there is a constant tension between the characters' own lives and the nature of the work - an investigation into the changing nature of love.
Director: Jon Sanders
Stars: Meret Becker, Douglas Finch, Maxine Finch
Run Time: 99 minutes
When the evil mayor of Oakton decides to tear down Liberty Park and build an amusement park in its place, Surly, Buddy, Andie and the rest of the animals are suddenly homeless! Surly tries to fight back, but realizes it’s not going to be easy.The mayor has got an animal control squad patrolling the park… Precious has been dognapped by the mayor’s hyperactive daughter… And Surly has offended Mr. Feng, an adorable city mouse with deadly kung-fu skills.Surly realizes that he has to put aside his differences with the animals and get everybody to work together in order to defeat the mayor, rescue Precious, and save Liberty Park… Before it’s too late!
Director: Cal Brunker
Stars: Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph
Run Time: (TBC)
Henry VIII is the only king whose shape your remember. He bestrides our history like a colossus and the decisions he took still reverberate today. The Reformation is the first Brexit; his minsiters devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty and his tumultuous personal life pitted religion against politics as brutally as in our own age of Isis. In this lecture David Starkey draws on his unique knowldge of Henry's reign on the one hand, and his insights as a leading commentator on modern politics on the other, to illuminate both the Tudor age and our own.
‘Maudie’, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. ‘Maudie’ charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.
Director: Aisling Walsh
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett
Run Time: 115minutes
3 Count Wrestling made a hard hitting return to the Forum this past April for the first time since 2013 with their own unique brand of family friendly pro wrestling. Come the 30th September they're back with one of their most unpredictable nights of the year - 3CW presents DARKEST DEEDS! A night of pro wrestling mystery and intrigue, we'll see the mysterious DARKEST DRAW match as well as appearances from local hero and worldwide star Martin Kirby, the current 3CW Champion (at press time) Alex Gracie, ITV World of Sport sensation El Ligero and many more! Tickets start from £12 and a family discount is available!! Ringside seating is available but is selling as quickly as ever - please don't delay if you want the best seats in the house!!
Paris, 1964. Alberto Giacometti, the celebrated artist, bumps into his old friend, a respected American critic, James Lord, and suggests that he sit for a portrait because he has an interesting face. Lord is flattered by the request, but as the days go by and turn into weeks and weeks seemingly with no end in sight, he realises his entire life has been hijacked by the erratic genius. The portrait continues to ebb and flow. Veering between frustration and joy, Lord ultimately sees logic in the artist's chaotic mind and witnesses Giacometti complete one of his last masterpieces.
Tickets On Sale 10 am Friday 7th April....
“He's blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can't manufacture” – Daily Telegraph
Jason Manford, is back with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018, which promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit.
‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ (ITV1), ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC One), ‘Have I Got News For You’, (BBC One), QI (BBC Two) and ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV1) have all helped establish Jason as a nationally known comic.
“Effortlessly entertaining” – Evening Standard
Over 16s only
and support to be announced
The UK's leading comedian/magician is coming to Northallerton! Recently seen on ITV1’s ‘The Next Great Magician’ and star of BBC1’s ‘The Magicians.’ Expect Pete's trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic.
Other television appearances include BBC1’s ‘Let’s Sing & Dance for Comic Relief’, BBC2's 'The Sarah Millican Television Programme', BBC1's ’ The John Bishop Show’ and BBC1's 'Celebrity Mastermind.’
"The new poster-boy for British comedy magic" The Telegraph
"The best magic tricks in the universe" The Independent
“The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century” The Times
Suitable for Age 14+
Show: 7.30 pm
Manchester comedian and former regular contributor to XFM’s breakfast show, Hayley Ellis has gone from strength to strength since she began performing.
A regular MC at gigs around the country, Hayley’s natural warmth and charm make her impossible to dislike, something which has become evident in her success in new act competitions throughout the UK. She can also sometimes be heard on your wireless with Jason Manford (Absolute Radio) and her sketches and jokes have appeared on Newsjack (Radio 4).
Last summer, Hayley performed at the Edinburgh Festival with her second solo show “Fomo”.
Two of Hayley’s jokes were featured in the Top jokes of the Fringe 2016 by WOW 247.
“Ellis is a talent”...Fest Mag
“Outstanding. Her quick wit, ability to ad-lib and audience involvement provided the right tone and mood from the outset. Greatly entertained the crowd.”...Rock Radio
“Destined for comedy greatness. Don’t be surprised if you see Hayley Ellis on your TV soon, and I don’t mean on Crimewatch. One of the hottest comedy prospects going.”...Jim Salveson, Producer XFM Manchester Breakfast Show
Why not climb aboard Captain Knickerbockers vessel the good ship Naughty Nellie and join family favourites 'Double Trouble' for a brand new swashbuckling panto adventure this Halloween!
Will Damian and Tom aka 'Swash' & 'Buckle' find all the treasure in the ocean before the evil sea witch 'Atlantica' casts her curse? Will the ship sink to the bottom of the sea? Will there be comedy by the bucket full? Find out by booking your tickets today!
Special Family Ticket available until Tuesday 1st August at £30 for four (must include one adult). Saving you £4.00.
Early Bird discount finishes on Tuesday 1st August. All tickets after this date will be £10.00
Hold the Front Page –
The Railway Town’s Newspaper – “Treasuring our Railway Heritage”
an evening with Peter Barron
Peter Barron is one of the UK’s most experienced newspaper editors and columnists. You’ll laugh out loud at the disasters and you’ll be moved to tears by the triumphs but there’s never a dull moment as Peter looks back on a career in the news which earned him an MBE.
Darlington is known as the birthplace of the Railways and as a results Peter firmly believes this was one of the major factors the Northern Echo was also born in the town in 1870. Peter has always had a passion for railway history and during his editorship he ran a campaign “Treasuring our Railway Heritage” in which he urged the town to do more to capitalise on its railway history. Without the railways there perhaps wouldn't have been a paper, without the paper then Peter's career may have taken a different track.
Time: 7.30 pm
In support of the Wensleydale Railway
Scamp Theatre and Freckle Productions present
Touching, funny and utterly orginal, Scamp Theatre's delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's STICK MAN is coming to The Forum.
What starts off as a morning jog becomes quite the misadventure for Stick Man: a dog wants to play fetch with him, a swan builds a nest with him, and he even ends up on a fire! How will Stick Man ever get back to the family tree?
This award-winning production, from the teams behind Tiddler and other Terrific Tales and The Scarecrows' Wedding, features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs live music and funky moves.
Most suitable for all aged 3+ but all ages welcome.
"More fun than you can shake a stick at" - Daily Mail
"Wonderfully exuberant an dimaginative! Our 3 year old was engrossed from start to finish"- Time Out Critics' Choice
Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili known for his legendary stand-up performances, is back on a nationwide tour! Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, his stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood to television and the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances Omid recently starred in Dickensian (BBC1), Lucky Man (Sky1) and Going Forward (BBC4) with Jo Brand.
‘One of the most joyfully smart, stimulating and entertaining comedians this country has’ The Telegraph.
‘Belly laughs with a subtle blend of mainstream gags and subversive twinkle’ Sunday Times.
‘Confident, engaging, thoughtful show... did someone say national treasure? Metro
Age restriction: 16+
Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.
1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.
Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.
Stephen K Amos- Bread and Circuses
Brexit. Trump. No more Mary Berry on the Great British Bake Off. Things are looking bleak, so wouldn’t it be better to just forget all about it? Comic maestro Stephen K Amos might not be able to provide bread to the hungry masses, but no one else is going to put on a better circus. Leave your problems behind for the evening in the company of the ‘effusively charming’ Amos and who knows? Maybe the world will seem just a little bit brighter.
After all, when Ancient Rome needed to distract itself from politics, a few solutions were suggested, but none hit the spot quite like the simple idea of giving the people cheap food and plentiful entertainment – ‘panem et circenses’ or ‘bread and circuses’. Our circuses might no longer involve gladiator fights to the death, but the same principle applies. Modern politics is a confusing mess, so no one can blame you for giving it a miss in favour of a night of laughs.
‘Deliciously deft…we roared at ad-libbing that was first rate throughout…you’ll leave the show smiling’ The Times
‘The feel good comedy of a true stand-up legend’ Perth Now
‘Laughs came thick and fast throughout…don’t miss it’ The Age Melbourne
‘A note perfect hour’ Metro
Tickets - £17.50
Age – 16+