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The tale retold.
The story has been told before, but never like this.
An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.
Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.
Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack. The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack's only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth, a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry, a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.
At the dawn of the 20th century, British explorer Percy Fawcett journeys into the Amazon, where he discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment, which views indigenous populations as savages, the determined Fawcett, supported by his devoted wife, son, and aide-de-camp, returns to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case.
World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmannmakes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agrestawill be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner.
In this adaptation of Nikolai Leskov's novella "Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk, a 19th century young bride is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price.
Join The Forum Big Band and special guests for this marathon Jazz Swing event from 12noon until 6pm.
Feel free to come for one hour or the whole thing - the choice is yours!
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Cancer Centre, to be built at The Friarage Hospital. Costing £10 million this will be a state of the art facility for patients, carers and relatives.
Playing for your entertainment:
The Forum Big Band
The Forum Big Band is made up of professional musicians 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, Frank Sinatra and many, many others.
The Alf Hind Big Band
The AH Big Band is from Darlington and entertain audiences with a traditional Big Band repertoire including the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington and many, many more.
The Band is led by Alf’s son Nigel and they have a reputation for always giving a professional performance to their audiences whenever they play.
The Big Band Theory
Presenting modern songs with a vintage swing twist, The Big Band Theory is one of the most exciting acts on the modern big band scene.
Expect the unexpected and be prepared to let the band take you to new places with music from Van Halen to The Killers, Oasis to Bobby Darin, choreography and audience participation, there is something for everyone!
Northallerton Music Centre Swing Band
‘Mood Swings’ are a group of extremely talented 11-18 year old students who get together for 2 hours on a Saturday morning to rehearse traditional swing classics and contempory chart hits under the guidance of their Musical Director Alan Owens.
The Band performs regularly around the area in their end of term concerts, at Charity events and for the last few years have had the pleasure of performing at The North Yorkshire Show.
Lady Rose is an elderly woman who has lived in a hospital for over 50 years. Despite her bleak surroundings there is a light in her eyes that cannot be extinguished. Dr. Stephen Grene is drawn to her, compelled to discover her past and help gain her freedom. Through Lady Rose’s ‘scripture’ , a life of extraordinary love and great injustice emerges, revealing a remarkable young woman of courage, whose only crime was to fall in love. Set against a backdrop of troubled times locally, and chaos internationally, we learn of her ultimate triumph.
Crash Bang Wallop Youth Theatre return to Northallerton Forum with their summer show, the very lively, very funny, very pink ‘Legally Blonde’.
Sassy, fashionable socialite Elle Woods is shocked to her core when, instead of proposing to her, as eagerly anticipated, her boyfriend, Warner Huntington III informs her that she is not serious enough to be part of his life plan: he is heading for Harvard Law School, and expects to become a senator by the age of thirty, and she just does not fit!
Encouraged by her college friends, who pop up from time to time like a frilly and hilarious Greek chorus, Elle decides to challenge him, and in so doing, discovers that there is a lot more to life, and to herself, than she realised.
Crash Bang Wallop Youth Theatre’s shows are always met with much enthusiasm and praise, and they recently won a NODA Youth Award for their production of ‘West Side Story’.
Comments from their last show, ‘Spamalot’, include:
“such talent, professionalism and energy from the whole cast and crew”,
“I’ve never laughed so much at a live show”,
“such fab comic timing, had the whole audience in stitches”,
“the obvious enjoyment and confidence of the cast is plain to see”, and “can’t wait for the next production”.
In January this year, Northallerton Variety Company lost two stalwarts who had meant a lot to them. Diane Henry died unexpectedly and Wendy Reed died after a brave fight against cancer. To celebrate the lives of these two lovely people "Music and Laughter" is being staged on Sunday 16th July at 2 pm as a tribute to them both. Groups that they had been involved with are coming together to put on great afternoon's entertainment. This will feature Northallerton Musical Theatre Company, Dancers dancing to the music of Glenn Miller, the Allerton Players with their successful entry to the Saltburn Festival, the Northallerton Variety Company Concert Group - both adults and juniors, the Northallerton Methodist Church Choir, and all your favourites from the Variety Company's popular pantomime staging a short version of "Dick Whittington and his Cat
All proceeds will be donated to "Wendy's Wish" (for research into eye tumours) and "The Friends of the Dales School - Hydrotherapy Pool".
Jo Caulfield (Work In Progress)
Making a welcome return to The Forum, TV and radio star Jo Caulfield is “one of the finest female comics at work” (The Observer). Jo is a regular face on TV on shows such as Have I got news for you (BBC1), Mock the Week (BBC2), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1), The Comedian’s Comedian (C4), The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC2) and Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2).
Jo’s a sharp-witted, wonderful bitchy comedian, simply holding forth on whatever subjects vex her. They will all feel the brunt of Jo’s acerbic tongue.
Jan Ravens: Difficult Woman
The Dead Ringers star in her much anticipated debut Edinburgh show.
Ravens brilliantly observes an array of contemporary characters, including Theresa May and Diane Abbott.
Razor-sharp satire delivered with startling virtuosity. 'Consummate impressionist' (Times).
Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to see these popular comedians en route to the Edinburgh Festival.
Rural Arts’ ‘Arts On Your Doorstep’ and The Forum present
THE TIES THAT BIND by Skimstone Arts
The Ties That Bind tells a story of how Paul’s world as a sound engineer is changing and now he’s recording his own life – before it shifts for ever.
The early stages of dementia and memory loss can fray our personal relationships, however, Paul is forced to confront how he can remain connected to those who care about him. This touching performance asks, what ultimately binds us to others? What new stories can we weave that enable us to release old friends and join new ones?
An uplifting combination of physical performance, sound and potent visuals revealing the meaning of music in Paul’s life.
Carers or essential companions will receive a complimentary ticket.
This matinee performance is open to everyone. People over 75, people living with dementia and their family, friends and carers are particularly welcome. The performance will take place in an easy-going environment with a relaxed attitude to audience responses and movement in the auditorium.
Complimentary tea and biscuits will be served after the performance with the opportunity to share your thoughts on the show with the cast and company over a friendly and informal cuppa.
About ‘Arts On Your Doorstep’
‘Arts On Your Doorstep’ is a project lead by Thirsk-based arts charity Rural Arts, working in partnership with Thirsk Community Care, to encourage older people to engage with Arts and Culture.
The aim is to enable people to discover or rediscover an interest in the Arts and by doing this increase their health and wellbeing, confidence and tackle isolation and loneliness.
The project is supported by Arts Council England’s ‘Celebrating Age’ fund.
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). Part Two: Perestroika, will also be broadcast live on 27 July 2017.
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.
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."
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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
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+