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A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.
Director: Guy Ritchie
Writers: John August (screenplay by), Guy Ritchie (screenplay by)
Stars: Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Alan Tudyk
Tom Rosenthal & Lloyd Griffith
Two working in progress shows. Tom Rosenthal (Friday Night Dinner, Plebs) and Lloyd Griffith (Soccer AM) try out new material.
As seen as the drunkest guy on Drunk History (Comedy Central) and taking down Chris Ramsey on Roast Battle (Comedy Central).
This year Tom Rosenthal is discussing his manhood, or lack thereof.
A show that is about reaching maturity.
Lloyd Griffith: LIVE (Work in Progress)
Lloyd comes to the Forum to try out some new jokes for a new tour. Jokes and some singing probably. Host of Soccer AM (Sky), Flinch! (Netflix) & Taxi To Training (BBC3). As seen on Bounty Hunters (Sky), Drunk History (Comedy Central), The Premier League Show (BBC), Strictly Come Dancing (one day). Jack Whitehall and Rob Beckett’s tour support and Diane Griffith’s son.
"Supersub Lloyd Griffith delivered some punchy gags about growing up in Grimsby. He also revealed a jaw-dropping singing voice. Expect to hear more from Griffith"...BRUCE DESSAU, EVENING STANDARD
"Disarmingly good"...DOMINIC MAXWELL, THE TIMES
"There’s no doubt about it; Lloyd Griffith is the king of the unexpected. His sense of fun is infectious, his singing voice faultless and his anecdotes are told with boundless confidence. Griffith has clearly established his own style of comedy" ★★★★★...THREE WEEKS
Suitable for 16+
The Lehman Trilogy
by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power
directed by Sam Mendes
The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.
Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.
On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.
163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.
This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.
Xpressions performing arts present their very first dance spectacular....
A late-night talk show host suspects that she may soon be losing her long-running show.
Director: Nisha Ganatra
Writer: Mindy Kaling (screenplay by)
Stars: Emma Thompson, Halston Sage, John Lithgow
André Rieu’s annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of
the globe. The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop
for unforgettable concerts fi lled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages – and, of
course, magnifi cent music.
This year André Rieu invites you to put on your dancing shoes for his spectacular 2019 hometown
concert from Maastricht: ‘Shall we Dance?’
You can waltz the night away with André Rieu - the majestic waltz has been such an inspiration to
André throughout his career that its three-four beat has become, in many ways, the rhythm of his life.
And this year the maestro will bring the waltz to life in an unforgettable evening of music and dance.
Summer nights are made for dancing and this is a party you do not want to miss! Prepare to be swept
off your feet by this magical celebration of dance on the big screen in the comfort of your local cinema.
Join André Rieu, his Johann Strauss Orchestra, world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and special
guests for a magical cinema experience. Audiences will be treated to behind the scenes content and
an exclusive interview with André and as always, some delicious surprises.
Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day.
Directors: Chris Renaud, Jonathan del Val (co-director)
Writer: Brian Lynch
Stars: Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
"To whom should I complain?"
When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.
The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.
Director: F. Gary Gray
Writers: Matt Holloway, Art Marcum
Stars: Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Chris Hemsworth, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson.
When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.
Director: Josh Cooley
Writers: John Lasseter (original story by), Andrew Stanton (original story by) | 5 more credits »
Stars: Christina Hendricks, Patricia Arquette, Keanu Reeves
A detective fantasy / family drama where a love of words helps a father reconnect with a missing son.
Director: Carl Hunter
Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Stars: Bill Nighy, Sam Riley, Alice Lowe
The Handlebards are cycling actors who carry all the set, props and costume needed to perform extremely energetic, charmingly chaotic and environmentally sustainable Shakespeare plays across the globe.
They specialise in outdoor theatre, as they love performing in the open air, but really, theyre happy performing almost anywhere.
In Summer 2019, both the all-female troupe and all-male troupe are cycling across the UK bringing a unique brand of Shakespeare to all corners of the country, before touring internationally.
The all-female troupe are touring with The Tempest, whilst the all-male troupe are performing Much Ado About Nothing.
A shipwreck washes the court of Milan up onto a mysterious desert island, inhabited by magicians, sprites and monsters, where nothing is as it seems…
Join the all-female troupe for a riotous bicycle powered production, filled with magic, musicality and Shakespearean mayhem.
Tickets are at a special early bird price for a limited period so book early!
A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.
Director: Danny Boyle
Writers: Jack Barth (story by), Richard Curtis (screenplay)
Stars: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Director: Jon Watts
Writers: Steve Ditko, Stan Lee
Stars: Angourie Rice, Zendaya, Jon Favreau
In a run down top secret laboratory Doctor Stone ha been working on the research and development of Dinosaur Genetics and DNA. With his mischevous pet Dinosaur Deano, who was created by accident and looks nothing like the other Dinosaurs constantly by his side the Doctors work is slowly coming together and his dream of bringing Dinosaurs to life is becoming a reality.
Unbeknown to the Doctor his assistant is associated with local villain Nick O Saurus and was persuaded to take a job at the laboratory so that he can pass on details of what is in there to Nick who aims to steal the Dinosaurs and make a big profit.
When a leading paleontologist, Professor Flint from the Dinosaur Museum arranges to come and see the Dinosaurs Nick seizes the opportunity to pretend to be him and put his plan into action and one by one the Dinosaurs start to disappear.
Our journey will take you into the laborotary and you will learn the interesting facts about many different Dinosaurs. You will see a selection of their eggs, lots of baby Dinosaurs right up to the T.Rex, Triceratops and Stegosaurus.
With lots of audience participation and interaction our unique collection of realistic Dinosaurs, puppets, animatronics and characters will leave audiences of all ages captivated.
The British monarch's (Dame Julie Walters') favorite dog gets lost from the palace and finds himself at a dog fight club. He then begins his long journey to find his way back home.
Directors: Vincent Kesteloot, Ben Stassen
Writers: Rob Sprackling, Johnny Smith (as John R. Smith)
Stars: Rusty Shackleford, Jo Wyatt, Leo Barakat
Join us for our latest "Relaxed Screening" a special screening of a classic film accessible to all including those living with Dementia. We'll be keeping the lights on low and adjusting the sound to suit the audience. There'll be an interval halfway through where we will be serving complimentary teas and coffees and cake and biscuits.
Please note, there is no admission charge for carers
Set in Oklahoma territory, it tells the story of farm girl Laurey Williams and her courtship by two rival suitors, coyboy Curly McLain and the sinister and frightening farmhand Jud fry.
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Writers: Sonya Levien (screen play), William Ludwig (screen play)
Stars: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson
After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.
Director: Jon Favreau
Writers: Jeff Nathanson (screenplay), Brenda Chapman (story)
Stars: Seth Rogen, Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Boro legend Bernie Slaven is Scottish-born - yet a former Republic of Ireland international who won seven caps. The striker scored 162 goals in 423 league games. He played for Middlesbrough between 1985 and 1993 - scoring 119 goals. He is now a radio host and Gazette columnist.
Scotland 1306, Robert the Bruce (Angus Macfadyen: Braveheart) crowns himself King and takes the ambition of Scotland’s freedom as his own. But he cannot overcome England’s power: defeated again and again, his army is scattered and Scotland’s nobility abandons him. Hunted, with a price on his head, he finds himself alone and wounded. The cause of freedom seems lost once more.
Hidden secretly in a secluded croft of a clan pledged to England, and close to death Robert is nursed back to life by a young widow and her orphaned children. His determination to do what is right, regardless of the cost, reinvigorates his passion to rise again. But it’s not revenge he desires. It’s freedom. Now.
Also starring Daniel Portman (Game of Thrones) Anna Hutchinson (Cabin in the Woods), Jared Harris (The Crown), Zach McGowan (Black Sails, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous), Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Emma Kenney (Shameless) and featuring original music from Scottish national treasure, Lulu.
Robert the Bruce picks up where Braveheart left off in a thrilling, brutal and breath- taking fashion.
Back by popular demand, get your tickets early as last time the show was a sellout!!
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.
A look at the life and work of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti.
Director: Ron Howard
Writers: Cassidy Hartmann (consulting writer), Mark Monroe
Stars: Spike Lee, Luciano Pavarotti, Princess Diana
Founded in 2002, Sloemotion is a small family business based at Green Farm, in the village of Barton-le-Willows, just north of York and nearby to the market town of Malton in North Yorkshire. This event to celebrate world gin day on June 8th will be hosted by Sloemotions brand Ambassador Adam who will guide you through each edition giving tasting notes, perfect serves and gin facts. A history of gin and the story of Sloemotion will also be part of the discussions.
Included in the ticket price will be 3 full size Gin and Fevertree tonics, and a Damson gin cocktail all served with garnishes, and a mouthwatering selection of canapes including, mini yorkshire puddings with roast beef and horseradish, brie and grape crostinis, honey and mustard cocktail sausages, red pepper mini quiches, BBQ belly pork bites and Pate and caramelised onion squares, all freshly prepared on the evening.
Early booking is advisable as tickets are limited.
From the producers of the hugely popular
BON JOVI FOREVER’S ‘ One wild night tour ‘
We are proud to present
‘The UK Monsters of Rock Show’
Get ready to be transported back to the 80s heyday of classic rock, combining the feel of a rock festival with the atmosphere of a top end rock arena tour. Expect fireworks, amazing lighting and exacting attention to detail as this amazing 5 piece band, who have numerous recording credits and having travelled the Globe extensively, re-create hits from rock gods such as Journey, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Kiss, AC/DC, Van Halen ……and many more!
If you are a fan of live classic rock this is the show for you!
‘What do you get if you cross a bunch of the best live acts on the variety circuit mixed with some of the UK’s most talented up and coming performers? Our latest production of course!
Join us for Tom Rolfe’s Variety Emporium live on stage at The Forum this September featuring mesmerising magic, dynamic daredevils, high speed juggling, hilarious ventriloquism and side splitting comedy all with a retro twist!
With complimentary fizz on arrival courtesy of our vegas show girls the Variety Emporium is definitely a show not to be missed!
Following their first visit to the Forum last year, the West Yorkshire Savoyards are returning in 2019 with a performance of the Pirates of Penzance. This is one of the most popular Gilbert and Sullivan operas, with a gang of incompetent Cornish pirates coming up against a bunch of even more incompetent policemen. Lots of great music, and Alistair Donkins production guarantees a load of laughs. This year the performers will be accompanied by a full, eleven piece orchestra.
One Man, Two Guvnors
by Richard Bean
based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding
Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
Worlds Biggest coffee morning!! Come along to another fundraising coffee morning. In conjunction with Personalised Learning Pathways - further education for 19 - 25 year olds, this time we are raising money for Macmillan. As well as delicous freshly baked scones, cakes and coffees we shall also be holding a raffle and a tombola, so please come along, enjoy the time spent with us and raise funds for a good cause!
Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave star in MRS LOWRY & SON. Directed by Adrian Noble, former director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, MRS LOWRY & SON depicts the relationship between iconic British artist L.S. Lowry and his mother Elizabeth with whom he lived until her death in 1939.
Director: Adrian Noble
Writer: Martyn Hesford
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Spall, Stephen Lord
It's the fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf.
Director: Chanya Button
Writers: Eileen Atkins, Virginia Woolf
Stars: Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini
Last Night of the Proms Concert
The band are eagerly looking forward to returning to play at The Forum after the success of last year’s concerts. While the audience can expect the traditional pieces associated with the Last Night of the Proms, our enthusiastic and capable musical director, Simon McCue, will be drawing on his wide-ranging background to put together a programme which will entertain everyone. The band has been very busy through the summer season, including playing at Castle Howard for BBC Country File and aims to be on top form for our home town appearance.
Bob Drury's 'The Neil Diamond Story' - The life of a legend in song
Described in Las Vegas as one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond, Bob Drury has been astounding audiences with his vocal likeness for ten years during which time he has performed throughout the UK, Europe and in the United States for the Amerian Neil Diamond Fan Club in both Nashville and Las Vegas.
Bob is joined by his amazing band this year and the show tracks Neil’s journey from unknown and struggling New York songwriter to international mega-star. The music covers every stage of a staggering music career spanning five decades. Join in with all the favourites such as Cracklin' Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Forever in Blue Jeans, Beautiful Noise, I'm a Believer, Red Red Wine and, of course, Sweet Caroline. Bob's duet with Harriet on the Diamond/Streisand classic 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers' is one of the best versions you'll ever hear. The show also features a couple of lesser known songs that are sure to become your favourites by the end of the evening. A fantastic evening guaranteed!
Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Directed by Vicky Jones
'Witty, filthy and supreme.' Guardian
See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.
Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.
Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.
Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, don’t miss your chance to see this ‘legitimately hilarious show’ (New Yorker), broadcast live to a cinema near you.
Presented by DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre
Fell-Foss Theatre presents
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One Man’s story of shipwreck, solitude and salvation. As told by himself.
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In a dynamic one-man performance Mark Cronfield brings Defoe’s classic novel to the stage for its 300th anniversary. Rediscover Crusoe’s Island and the strange, surprising story of Yorkshire’s world-famous castaway.
Mark has been a professional Actor for over 20 years and has been a stalwart of North Country Theatre for much of his career. It is this experience that drives Fell-Foss Theatre’s desire to craft professional theatre in the heart of the Yorkshires Dales and tour quality performances to rural communities across the North of England and beyond. Mark has also performed for Time Will Tell Theatre, Theatre Hullabaloo, three over eden, and The National Theatre. Film and TV credits include Hollyoaks and The Descent.
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, Sindhu Vee extends her UK tour due to popular demand with her critically acclaimed show, Sandhog.
Loving your children, spouse and ageing parents (in that order, please don’t tell my mother) is very hard work, very intense and a lot of the time it sucks. But who wants to live without love? Highly anticipated debut from the host of BBCR4’s Comedy of the Week podcast. As seen on QI - BBC2, Have I Got News for You - BBC1 and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled - Dave, and heard on Guilty Feminist podcast.
“one of the finest hours of stand-up I've ever witnessed” – I Talk Telly
“Acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery of less politically correct home truths”— The List
★★★★★ I Talk Telly ★★★★One4Review ★★★★Fringe Biscuit ★★★★Fest ★★★★ The Times ★★★★Fest Mag
An Evening with Norman Whiteside.
The Youngest Player to take part in a World Cup
The Youngest Player to score in a League AND FA Cup Final
They Youngest Player to score a senior goal for Manchester United
O’Sullivan Events are bring Manchester United & Northern Ireland Legend Norman Whiteside to the Forum.
With 68 goals in 278 United appearances including ‘that’ goal in the FA Cup Final against Everton in 1985 Norman is a iconic figure that has had a roller coaster of a life.
A professional career on the pitch that was sadly ended by Injury that did not stop Norman from pursuing his dreams. and his stories from his non playing days are a match for the brilliant tales he tells when he was still lacing up his boots.
Sir Alex Ferguson once said of Norman that if he had an extra yard of pace he would have been one of the best the World had ever seen!!
Don’t miss out on a chance to spend the evening in the company of a legend who is still revered but football fans across the world!
Standard Tickets are Just £20 and are for the show only
VIP Tickets are £30 and include a meet & greet along with a professional photograph our photographer will take and we will print for you to take home on the night.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’
A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.
Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.
Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.
'Click your heels and join Dorothy and her friends as they take a stroll down the yellow brick road in search of The Emerald City this half term.
Will Dorothy manage to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West?
Will the Scarecrow manage to find a brain?
Will Tin Man succeed in finding a heart?
Will our loveable cowardly Lion fulfil his courage finding quest?
Find out by booking your tickets now!!
Get ready for the best songs from all your favourite female stars in one fabulous fun-packed show. Little Mix will cast some Black Magic and Taylor Swift will Shake It Off as four enormously talented girls bring you up close and personal with the greatest female pop performers of today.
Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, Beyoncé and Rihanna will all be dropping in to the biggest Pop Party ever so make sure you’re there!
With dazzling choreography, state of the art videos and superb vocals Pop Divas Live! is the perfect pop concert experience for the little divas in your life.
“My baby sister absolutely loved it. She got the chance to meet and dance on stage with them which was a dream come true. Thank you so much!”
“My 5 and 7 year old girls had the time of their lives! The length of the show was just right and we even got a picture at the end.”
“Absolutely fantastically! My daughter and I loved it! An excellent introduction for children who are too young to go to big concerts.”
John McGuinness is simply the God of TT racing. A complete legend of the sport who holds the mind-blowing record of an amazing 23 wins around the Isle of Man track.
O’Sullivan Events in association with MJK Sports Events are extremely privileged to bring you the exclusive opportunity to hear the fascinating tales of this special man, as he exclusively opens up about his momentous achievements at the top level of motorbike racing.
Following events and rave reviews in places like Aberdeen and Hereford and everywhere in between we thought it was about time we took the event on the road and on November 2nd at The Forum, Northallerton you have the unique chance to hear everything from the man himself.
This event earns rave reviews wherever we take it and a major reason for that is James Whitham, an expert on motorbike racing James conductsthe interview with John along with an audience Q&A. We work regularly with both and honestly the interview and stage chemistry between John and James is fantastic. James covers everything in the interview in a way that brings out the best in John and the banter is brilliant between the two.
We also take you round a lap of the TT course on our big screens with commentary by John himself and as an added bonus John always brings along a couple of his famous bikes for his fans to see.
We are delighted to offer you the exclusive opportunity to meet and hear John McGuinness as he reveals all. This is a unique evening, and an absolute must for all sports fans and if you just happen to be a fan of Motor Cycle racing then it is unmissable.
£25 Tickets are show only
£79.99 VIP TICKETS – Pre Event Meet & Greet. This includes 30 minute private reception with John & James PLUS complimentary food & drink
Doors Open at 18.00
Event starts at 19.00
Event Finishes 22.30
Doug Allan: Wild Images, Wild Life
'Wildlife cameramen don’t come much more special than Doug Allan’ - Sir David Attenborough
Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman Doug Allan for an evening of behind the scenes stories for all the family, with highlights from the most challenging assignments of his 35 years filming wildlife in the remotest places on Earth. Find out if snow leopards or leopard seals are the most scary; discover how to get close to the biggest fish in the sea and whether your eyeballs freeze at minus 50.
Born in Fife, Doug Allan spent seven years in Antarctica as a Scientist, research diver and photographer for the British Antarctic Survey, before changing direction to full time freelance filming in 1983.
Since then he has become one of the world’s best known and respected cameramen, specialising in natural history, expeditions and science documentaries. In his 35 year filming career, he's worked for the BBC, Discovery, National Geographic and many others, filming for series including The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Human Planet, Frozen Planet, Ocean Giants, Operation Iceberg, Wild Cameramen at Work, and Brian Cox’s Forces of Nature.
This new presentation traces Doug’s personal journey as he discusses how he’s seen pollution and climate change affect the natural world.
Copies of Doug’s book Freeze Frame will be on sale, as well as his colour prints of polar bears, penguins and seals.
Suitable for all ages
Running Times: 2 hours (inc 20 min interval and audience Q+A.)
Designer Jürgen Rose
John B. Read
Music Edward Elgar
Julia Trevelyan Oman
John B. Read
RAYMOND ACT III
after Marius Petipa
Production Rudolf Nureyev
John B. Read
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballet’s heritage.
by Simon Wood
The official report of all parliamentary debates.
See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.
It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.
Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.
Back by popular demand - The extraordinary Queen band, Bulsara and His Queenies return to The Forum in Northallerton on Friday 8th November for another spectacular 2 hour show.
Fresh from their recent UK Tour of o2 Academys and a second stint at The Official Freddie Mercury Birthday Party in Montreux this 7-piece band are back to play a wonderful collection of classic Queen hits and several deep cuts. Frontman, Gareth Taylor told us “We are thrilled to be returning to Northallerton as our show last year was one of our favourites”.
Bulsara and His Queenies are gaining much critical acclaim for the fact they make no attempt to dress up like Queen and perform the studio versions of Queen’s music.
Tickets are on sale now at £22/£20.
Only Fools and Boycie
John Challis is one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses, and latterly as Monty, in ITV 1's Benidorm. In his solo show, the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career. Having worked with some of the biggest names in showbusiness, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses stars like Sir David
Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics. Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography.
JACK DEE – Off The Telly
Join Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment (food and beverages not included) in his new stand-up tour.
“In these difficult and uncertain times people need hope – a ray of sunshine to brighten their day. And that’s very much where I come in” says Jack.
Star of TV sitcoms Bad Move, Lead Balloon and Josh, Jack also hosts the legendary Radio 4 show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. Additional credits include presenting Jack Dee’s Helpdesk on BBC Two, C4’s The Jack Dee Show, ITV’s Jack Dee’s Saturday Night, BBC’s Jack Dee’s Happy Hour and Jack Dee Live at the Apollo. “In fact,” explains Jack, “I’ve probably appeared in every TV show with my name in the title”.
Other sidelines include Motivational Speaking, which Jack describes as “Basically a total waste of time, talking to losers, but the cash is decent” and then adds “Don’t print that”. It’s so hard to tell when he’s being serious.
In recognition of his charity work, Jack was denied an OBE in 2015.
Dave johns has been a stand up comic for nearly 3 decades touring his one man shows world wide.
Best known for his critically acclaimed breakthrough performance in Ken loaches 2016 Palme D'or and bafta winning film I Daniel Blake.
Thereafter Many film parts have followed. The Keeper, Fisherman’s Friends, including his latest film, 23 walks' staring alongside Alison Steadman.
due to be realised in 2020
This autumn Dave presents his New stand up show for 2019.
From Byker to the Baftas
hilarious and emotional... one of the unlikeliest, most uplifting stories you will ever hear" - Guardian : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Book Now “
by Noël Coward
Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.
As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.
Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.
Celebrity Life Stories and O'Sullivan Events once again have the privilege to present:
Ladies and Gentleman,
Listening to Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ incredible stories leaves you dumbfounded and in a state of disbelief.
From his self-deprecating tales of academic failure, through his time in the Forces, to discovering lost Middle Eastern cities and of course, his many and varied expeditions, it’s amazing how much one man has crammed into his life
Following a host of sell out shows at the Ramside Hall Hotel ( twice ), in Durham, the Grand Connaught Rooms, in London then more intimate night’s at Bingley arts centre and the Victoria Hall Keighley the audiences were captivated by the stories and left open-mouthed at the challenges faced and conquered by Sir Ran, his first wife Ginny and countless colleagues like Dr Mike Stroud, who have faced every challenge with him.
Three things stand out firstly from the big screen video entrance the 50 minute description of his life and the audience question and answer sessions that follow. He is not one to boast, he does not suffer fools gladly and he has a very dry but funny sense of humour. It is not for the faint hearted either, with a couple of pictures of hands and feet that had been subjected to extreme cold and the ravaged faces exposed to pure Ozone.
Among the many physical problems Sir Ran describes, including heart-attacks and diabetes, one is very evident. Frostbite cost the explorer the fingers on his left hand and such was the pain during his wait to have them operated on in the UK (you have to wait five months on medical grounds) his description of literally taking matters into his own hands with his wife Ginny was as a bleak and matter-of-fact as any story you’ll ever hear.
It is a privilege to be in such an incredible man’s company. He is undoubtedly a Great Briton and the World’s Greatest Living Explorer. Sir Ranulph Fiennes is super human and a super human too.
If his story were not true you would not believe it and if you have not seen him live then this event is an absolute must.
When the night has finished Sir Ran will host a book signing where guests can purchase any of his books and have them personally signed and dedicated by the man himself.VIP Tickets – ONLY 24 AVAILABLE
We are able to offer just 24 tickets to meet Sir Ranulph for an exclusive intimate pre-show reception with drinks and canapes.
This opportunity is VERY RARE and offers ticket holders a once in a lifetime chance to be up close and personal with one of the worlds most interesting, dynamic and revered men.
Added to this every VIP ticket holder will have a photo with Sir Ranulph taken by our professional photographer which we will print for them to take home AND to add even more to this great value ticket, we will give every ticket holder a FREE commemorative frame for them to place their photograph in. This ensures that the memory of meeting the worlds greatest living explorer is captured perfectly forever!
18.30 Doors open
18.45 VIP Meet and Greet.
19.35 Sir Ranulph Fiennes part one
21.00 Sir Ranulph Fiennes audience Q/A.
ANDY PARSONS – HEALNG THE NATION
‘Cracking adlibbing…a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain’ THE GUARDIAN
'Coruscating live performer specialising in lacerating topical gags' THE INDEPENDENT
“It was the 24th June 2016 and I found myself in a supermarket contemplating a meal deal. I only wanted a sandwich and I only needed a sandwich but given that I could get a snack and a drink for only 5p more it seemed financially irresponsible not to. It was the day after the Referendum, and I’d spent so long confused about what was happening to my country that I was in a rush as I took my three items to the lad on the till. He scanned the first two items no problem but the third item he couldn’t get to scan at all. I thought this is going to be a nightmare – there was a queue building up and he looked like he was going to call the supervisor. Then to his credit, he tried to scan it one more time, it wouldn’t scan – so he went ‘bip’ himself and chucked it through. And it was at that moment I thought ‘oh we’ll be alright as a country we will’.
And we will be alright. Trust me. I’m not a politician.”
As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. etc. - and repeated on Dave.
Have you ever wanted to know a secret?
A Christmas secret!
Maybe you’d like to know where the fairy on top of the Christmas tree comes from, or why you never see a Christmas elf, or what exactly happened to Frosty the Snowman?
Or maybe you’d like to know the greatest secret of them all... the one about Santa Claus and the thing he secretly loves best.
Could it be presents? Could it be reindeer? Could it be snow?
You’ll never guess, so if you want to find out then join Santa and his friends in this fun filled family musical complete with games, giggles and all your favourite Christmas songs.
Santa will be available after the show to meet your little ones and give them a present, so don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the smiles!
The show will feature funny behind the scenes anecdotes from TV, live auctions, exciting antique finds, huge profits, even bigger losses, as well as stories from celebrity TV appearances and historical journeys through time. It’s all part of what makes this show like no other.
David Harper is a BBC TV presenter well known for his appearances on Bargain Hunt, The Antiques Road Trip, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Flog It and For What It’s Worth. These hugely popular BBC programmes are shown in over 50 countries worldwide. David has appeared on many other BBC TV programmes too from The One Show to Celebrity Masterchef, Through The Keyhole to Countryfile, Celebrity Eggheads to The Heaven & Earth Show!
The show is very much audience led with involvement in the form of questions from the audience or questions and challenges from David throughout, as the talk develops.
Talking about the show David Harper said, “The audience does not need to have a particular interest in antiques to enjoy this show. He will cover subjects ranging from how to build the confidence to appear on TV, money making schemes, meeting famous characters and humorous real life experiences from TV and the world of art and antiques…and sometimes fabulous stories are unexpectedly shared by an audience members too!”
“Fantastic results and very funny, you had the room buzzing!” …Tessa Sanderson OBE
“One of the best after dinner talks and display of expertise we have ever experienced.”…Media Messages Ltd
Ninette de Valois
after Lev Ivanov and Enrico Cecchetti
Music Léo Delibes
Scenario Charles Nuitter and Arthur Saint-Léon
after E.T.A. Hoffmann
Designer Osbert Lancaster
Lighting designer John B. Read
Conductor Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family.
Roy Chubby Brown is back and hes as naughty as ever. His choice of language and his politically incorrect jokes are all delivered with a cheeky grin and perfect comedy timing.
His trademark flying helmet and goggles, coupled with his coat of many patches makes him instantly recognisable.
Chubby Brown is a master of his craft and guarantees a regular supply of new jokes every time you see him. So if you are not easily offendedand want a good old fashioned laugh,book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
STRICTLY OVER 18S ONLY
This new smash-hit Christmas tribute concert show, starring the world’s leading Elvis impersonator & tribute artist JD KING, is a musical journey through all eras of the King’s incredible career. ELVIS THE LEGEND features Elvis’ greatest, most-memorable songs from ground-breaking 1950's Rock ‘n’ Roll to the dramatic Las Vegas big-band ballads of the 1970's.
An interactive and high-energy event, the show boasts JD’s powerful vocals, pulsating dance moves and a truly uncanny characterisation of Elvis that not only leaves audiences utterly amazed, but thoroughly entertained and immersed throughout.
For over 15 years JD KING (Jim Devereaux) has wowed audiences worldwide with his incredibly dynamic and energetic portrayal of the King. At 33 years old (the same age as Elvis when he performed his 1968 Comeback Special) JD is the perfect age to re-create all eras of Elvis Presley with energy and credibility – rendering Elvis at his very best.
A professionally trained actor and singer, JD becomes the character of Elvis in a way that transports the audience to that special place and time – the closest anyone can get to Elvis himself.
BlueBoxt Productions presents
A Classic Christmas
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Enjoy a selection of festive favourites in the company of vocalists Amy Fudali and Colin Bailey with 'Tales from the Tree' told by Mark Cronfield as Saint Nicholas.
Additional / optional
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and the most wonderful time of the year to remember loved ones and share the miracle of Christmas with family and friends. Let it snow and take a sleighride in a winter wonderland and listen out for those silver bells in the distance. If it's cold outside stay indoors, gather round the Christmas tree and share some tales of yesteryear. Discover some of the origins, traditions and legends which continue to spread the spirit of Christmas around the globe today. But most of all, be sure to have yourself a merry little Christmas.
Colin, Amy and Mark hail from Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales and enjoy sharing the magic of Christmas with audiences at theatres, arts centres and village halls countrywide.
Big name comedy at the Forum with author and comedian Mark Watson. Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on 'Taskmaster', half-killed on 'Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island', Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors.
Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy. 99 percent of the world's population is made up of other people: why can't we understand them? As scrawny and impassioned as ever, one of the UK's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions, with his usual notoriously high joke-and-rant-per-minute rate.
‘He sparkles with originality and verve' Chortle
'A kind of unstoppably funny Superhero' Sunday Times
'Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable' Telegraph
Pete McCall is without any doubt the number one tribute and sound alike to the one and only Sir Rod Stewart. Pete has taken his show all over Europe accompanied by his 6 piece band.
Capturing the spirit of a Rod Stewart live concert, time and time again.
Performing all the hits and more from the vast catalogue of songs by the superstar rock legend.
This show is a must see experience.You will not be disappointed.
Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell, Christopher Wheeldon
Production Monica Mason and Christopher Newton
after Ninette de Valois and Nicholas Sergeyev
Original designs Oliver Messel
Additional designs Peter Farmer
Lighting designer Mark Jonathan
Conductor Simon Hewett
This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.
Music Giacomo Puccini
Libretto Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Conductor Emmanuel Villaume
Director Richard Jones
Designer Stewart Laing
Lighting designer Mimi Jordan Sherin
Mimì Sonya Yoncheva
Rodolfo Charles Castronovo
Marcello Andrzej Filończyk
Musetta Aida Garifullina
Schaunard Gyula Nagy
Colline Peter Kellner
Movement director Sarah Fahie
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.
There are musicians and there are entertainers; there are rock stars and there are pop stars; but sitting above them all is the phenomenon that is Michael Jackson. The ‘Uk’s No.1 tribute to MJ’ (National Tribute Awards) pays homage to the King of Pop with a spectacular show featuring a hugely talented live band and an amazing all girl dance crew.
MJ himself is portrayed by Robin Parsons, a performer whose voice represents the distinctive tones of Jackson and who has been described as ‘a reincarnation’ by Michaels very own tour manager. With 100% live vocals, video backdrops and MJ’s classic dance routines you’ll be transported back in time to experience the music of a legend; from the Jackson 5’s 'I Want You Back' to the monster hit ‘Thriller’; from the electrifying ‘Smooth Criminal’ to the all-time classic ‘Billie-Jean’
As history has proven, stories about the man will come and go but the music is for everyone and will always remain ‘Forever Jackson’
“The whole show creates the feeling of an MJ live concert and is a revival and reincarnation of the music from an all-time great artist.”
Norbert Sinnhuber, Tour Manger for Michael Jackson's HIStory Tour
“I loved his energy, bravado and full-on attitude on stage... an impressive performance from an artist totally committed to the Jackson tribute cause.”
The Stage newspaper
“Michael Jackson is brought to life with one of the best tribute acts I have ever seen.”
Jo Fisher, Thomson Resorts
Back by popular demand!!!!
From the opening beats of Waterloo to the final notes of Thank You For The Music, Swede Dreamz will take you on a journey through some of ABBA’s greatest, most memorable hits including Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Take A Chance On Me, SOS, Fernando, Chiquitita, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!, Knowing Me Knowing You, Money Money Money and many, many more.
This ABBA tribute stage show features superb live vocals and clever harmonies throughout, stunning replica costumes and a fantastic lightshow. A Swede Dreamz ABBA tribute show really does capture all the magic and excitement of one of the world's most successful and entertaining live bands. With audience participation encouraged throughout, you're sure to be having the time of your life!
Liam Mellor & Tom Rolfe Productions are delighted to present Jack (Off) and the Beanstalk.
Starring the #cracking top UK comic Liam Mellor as our hero Jack & The Fabulous and Filthy Jimmy Burton-Iles as Dame Got-The-Trotts. Also starring Nik Grundison as Fairy, Tom Rolfe as Fleshcreep and Introducing Victoria West as Jill.
This is for all you big boys & girls, so leave the kids at home and get your tickets for this fun & filthy show for one night only.
Will Jill get to see Jack's Gigantic Chopper? Will Fleshcreep manage to get one over the Fairy? And Will Dame Got-The-Trotts manage to grow a Beanstalk in her front garden? Find out by seeing this hilarious Adult panto that has the GIGANTIC chopper you've BEAN gagging for!
NEW CATHY MARSTON
Choreography Cathy Marston
Music Philip Feeney
Scenario Cathy Marston and
Set designer Hildegard Bechtler
Costume designer Bregje van Balen
Lighting designer Jon Clark
Conductor Andrea Molino
NEW LIAM SCARLETT
Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme.
Join us for the ultimate celebration of the biggest disco floor fillers ever. Boogie Wonderland is the UK’s number one disco tribute show and is guaranteed to have you dancing All Night Long.
A live 8 piece band of West End musicians present all your favourite disco hits with slick choreography and stunning vocals to deliver the greatest disco party ever!
Revel in the incredible sounds of Earth, Wind & Fire, KC and the Sunshine Band, The Jacksons, Sister Sledge, Bee Gees, Chic and many more, making Boogie Wonderland the perfect party night out.
Celebrate the Good Times and Don’t Stop “Til You Get Enough!
"I love Boogie Wonderland! Keep on funking!"
Robert 'Kool' Bell, Kool & The Gang
"There is no finer show in the universe to get the people on their feet!!!”
Mike Peters, The Alarm
"If you want to get down with the hippest, funkiest band in the land then go and see Boogie Wonderland”
Graham Gouldman, 10cc
Music Ludwig van Beethoven
Libretto Joseph Sonnleithner,
Stephan von Breuning and
George Friedrich Treitschke
Conductor Antonio Pappano
Director Tobias Kratzer
Set and costume designer
Lighting designer Michael Bauer
Video designer Manuel Braun
Leonore (Fidelio) Lise Davidsen
Florestan Jonas Kaufmann
Rocco Georg Zeppenfeld
Don Pizarro Simon Neal
Marzelline Amanda Forsythe
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.
Lou Sanders - Say hello to your new Step Mummy.
It’s me, Loulie, AKA the face that launched a thousand dicks! In this show I’ll examine relationships (all kinds, baby), mental health (other people’s, I’m fine) and perverts (that one is mainly me, actually).
I’ll be oversharing, wanging on about spirituality and giving everyone some much unwanted advice.
As seen/heard on Taskmaster, QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Travel Man, Hypothetical, The Russell Howard Hour, The Unbelievable Truth, Ultimate Worrier and more.
‘A comedian who leaves you wanting more’ **** Times
’She’s terrific’ **** Guardian
‘Lou Sanders deserves a Comedy Award nod… her best show yet’ **** Evening Standard
’Thank the comedy Gods’ **** Chortle
Legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening of chat and music.
In Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much, the founder, lead singer and lead guitarist of Status Quo will talk about his mishaps and adventures of life on the road with one of the biggest and most loved bands ever.
Francis is a true member of British Rock Royalty. He sang the first words at Live Aid in 1985, survived the obligatory rock’n’roll brush with alcohol and drugs, was awarded an OBE in 2010 and has a BRIT for his Outstanding Contribution to Music. His band has sold more than 120 million records globally.
Expect laughter, revelations, tales involving some of the giants of music, exclusive video clips, snatches of classic tunes and a great night out.
Rossi will be joined on stage by award-winning writer and broadcaster Mick Wall, who has sold more than 1 million books.
Super VIP includes a pre-show meet'n'greet, with ticket holders gathering at the venue from 17.30 for shows that start at 19.30.
Ticket holders will meet Francis, a photograph will be taken for them by our team using the ticketholder's phone/camera and they will be able to bring along ONE item of memorabilia for him to sign.
They will also be allocated the best seats in the venue (front rows). They will also receive a VIP Merch bag, which will contain a tour lanyard and an unsigned photograph of Francis.
VIP - £40 *
These ticket holders get the next best seats in the venue, and receive the merch bag, which contains tour lanyard and photograph. They do not receive signed items and they do not participate in the meet'n'greet.
Come and witness the first and possibly final performance of The World’s Greatest Magical Double Act! Award-winning magician/comedian Pete Firman returns with a magic show like you've never seen before. As seen on Tonight at the London Palladium, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. Every night he will be joined by a different special guest who has no previous conjuring experience. Together they will perform jaw-dropping magic without any rehearsal. Unplanned! Unpredictable! Unwise! 'Spellbinding' (List). 'The new poster-boy for British comedy magic' (Telegraph).
Age category: 14+
Choreography Wayne McGregor
Music Thomas Adès
Design Tacita Dean
Lighting design (part one) Lucy Carter, Simon Bennison
Lighting design (parts two and three) Lucy Carter
Dramaturg Uzma Hameed
Conductor Koen Kessels
Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.
Music Richard Strauss
Libretto Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Conductor Antonio Pappano
Director Christof Loy
Designer Johannes Leiacker
Lighting designer Olaf Winter
Elektra Nina Stemme
Chrysothemis Sara Jakubiak
Klytämnestra Karita Mattila
Orest Christof Fischesser
Ägisth Joseph Kaiser
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.