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Come and join the Musical Theatre Company for a nostalgic journey through a hundred years of music and song starting in 1918 with the end of World War One.
We will then visit the Roaring 20's, the Thirties and into the Second World War years, a nod to the 50's and rock n' roll, followed by the Beatles, Cliff Richard, Cilla then right up to the present day with Les Miserables, Miss Saigon and much much more.
Directed by our NODA Award Winning Director Andrea Atkinson and music by Geoff Foxall, this is definitely one not to be missed.
3 Count Wrestling returns to the Forum for another night of hard hitting, body slamming pro wrestling action!
New 3CW Champion Rampage Brown will be in action defending his Championship, while we'll also be treated to matches from the tournament to crown the first ever 3 Count Women's Champion!
All of this and more, including 3CW North East Champion Amir Jordan, international star and local favourite Martin Kirby, UK Luchador, the masked Sensation El Ligero and many more!
Tickets start from £14 and are available from The Forum box office, Popcorn Skate in Northallerton and online at www.3cw.co.uk
Carl Hutchinson Live!
One of the UK’s most in-demand comics Carl Hutchinson is set to perform his brand new show across the UK. Expect killer gags, highly entertaining stories and the trademark twisted logic that has made Carl a must-see fixture in the comedy world,
It’s fair to say that 'Hutchinson has it all' (BroadwayBaby).
From tales of pulling sickies as a teacher to his family upbringing and wrestling with his favourite vices, this new show is easily the most brutally honest and hilariously self-deprecating outing for this Geordie comedian.
Chris Ramsey's tour support and as seen on Comedy Central's Stand Up Central & The Chris Ramsey show
‘An absolute must… the next big thing!’ Skinny
“Hutchinson’s trump card is the way he interacts with the audience, rolling with every ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ his material generated, giving a dynamism and spontaneity to his performance” Chortle
'The comedy catalyst to a great night out' ThreeWeeks
EVERY LITTLE THING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT
‘Interesting, engaging, funny’ ***** The Mirror
**** The Times
This time last year, it seemed highly unlikely the UK would vote to leave the EU; we had a reasonable opposition to the Tory Government; Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn’t going to beat Hilary Clinton and Mark was living the married suburban ideal, a year later it’s all gone to absolute shit! But don’t worry, as Mark thinks Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright.
Mark’s sell-out show Who Do I Think I Am, revealed his natural father was a world backgammon champion. Now the star of Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town, and newspaper columnist of the year, is back on the road with a new show, guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it is.
Mark has written and presented many series of Mark Steel’s In Town on BBC Radio 4 (new series out soon) and toured it live around the UK. Mark has presented the BAFTA nominated Mark Steel Lectures for BBC2, is a regular on BBC One’s Have I Got News For You and Radio 4’s Newsquiz. He’s also appeared on BBC2’s QI and Room 101. Mark has written several acclaimed books, including: Reasons To Be Cheerful and What’s Going On and he writes a weekly column for The Independent for which he won Columnist of the Year at the Press Awards in 2015.
Mark recently started filming his columns for The Independent and they’re proving very popular indeed, you can find them here http://www.independent.co.uk/author/mark-steel
**** The Guardian
**** The Independent ‘essential viewing’
**** Sunday Times ‘Profound yet funny’
**** The Scotsman ‘Frank, dryly funny’
Twitter: @mrmarksteel @offthekerb
Rating: 14+ Parental guidance.
Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War. The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance.
A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. The sights and sounds of war-torn London are recreated by Lez Brotherston’s Olivier Award-winning costumes and sets, lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin, video and projection designs by Duncan McLean, and surround sound designed by Paul Groothuis.
Matthew Bourne’s vivid story telling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, and will take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score.
In the UK and Ireland this special dance screening will be released on Tuesday 15 May 2018 and include a live Q&A with Matthew Bourne.
Matthew Ford returns to the Forum for a third time to perform alongside the Forum Big Band.
In 2006 Matthew was voted 'Best UK Male Big Band Vocalist' and nominated alongside Jamie Cullum in the inaugural Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards (Best UK Male Vocalist category).
As a soloist Matthew makes regular appearances with the RTE and BBC Concert Orchestras, and has also worked with the Northern Sinfonia, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Halle and Philharmonia Orchestras. Matthew has been invited to perform for both domestic and international royalty.
In 2009 Matthew broadcast with the BBC Big Band for the 30th Anniversary of BBC Radio 2’s ‘Big Band Special’ programme. 2010 saw Matthew invited to join the cast of ‘Singing in the Rain’ for the first ever concert performance of the original film score, reconstructed by John Wilson and performed at Festival Hall and in 2011 Matthew recorded at Abbey Rd Studios for EMI Classics on the album ‘That’s Entertainment’. The album is a celebration of the MGM musicals and was released to critical acclaim in August 2011.
A second appearance at the BBC Proms, in 'Hollywood Rhapsody', was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and later on BBC Four. 2013 also included a UK tour with the John Wilson Orchestra, and appearances with the Halle Orchestra. Matt has also performed in concert with celebrated BBC Radio 2 jazz star Clare Teal, the Halle Orchestra, and the RTE Concert Orchestra, broadcasting with the latter on RTE radio.
Matt completed the year with a nationwide tour, an award-winning live album recording (from the Royal Abert Hall) with the JWO, and a sold out performance celebrating Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday with the London Concert Orchestra at The Royal Festival Hall.
National Theatre Live brings us Rory Kinnear as Macbeth and Anne-Marie Duff as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, directed by Rufus Norris, broadcast live from the National Theatre.
Sleep no more...
The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.
National Theatre Live broadcast on Thursday 10 May
A concert by North Yorkshire Chorus to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1.
A wonderful evening of music and commemoration.
Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock.
Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.
With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.
Since announcing his retirement from movie making earlier this year, this will be Daniel Day-Lewis' last movie, so is one not to be missed.
Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.
Adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly.
Phill became a familiar face when he started as team captain on BBC2’s pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks in 1996, which went on to run for 19 years. Aside from Never Mind the Buzzcocks and live stand up shows all over the UK, he also appears as a regular guest on QI (BBC2) and Alan Davies As yet Untitled (Dave), and in 2012 returned to television stand-up
for the first time since 2000 with an appearance on Live at the Apollo (BBC1).
On BBC Radio 4 Phill is a regular panellist of the award winning I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and The Unbelievable Truth and was resident curator on The Museum of Curiosity. In addition, he has presented numerous radio documentaries including, Phill Jupitus’ Comic Strips, Calvin and Hobbes and The Man Who Bought Hendrix’s Stage. Phill’s theatre work includes playing Bottom in the Bath Theatre Royal production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream, appearing alongside Jason Manford in the UK touring production of The Producers as Franz Liebkind, the West End production of Urinetown in the role of Caldwell B. Cladwell at the Apollo Theatre and his West End singing debut in 2009 when he played Edna Turnblad in the hit musical Hairspray at The Shaftesbury Theatre.
We all can improve how we learn.
We learn fastest when young, but we can continue effective learning into old age.
If we keep learning we are likely to be healthier, happier and have a useful, longer life.
This exciting, illustrated talk shows how recent research highlights not only how valuable learning is,
but also what we all can do to improve our learning in and out of school, and reap the rewards long afterwards.
Robert Winston, one of the most instantly recognisable scientists in the country is a compelling speaker, bringing complex issues to life with infectious enthusiasm and energy. He will take a Q&A session at the end of his talk.
Professor Robert Winston has been responsible for making science understandable to generations, from Your Life in Their Hands on BBC Television from 1979 – 1987 and The Human Body in 1998 to more recent programmes on the human mind. He is one of our leading specialists on fertility and IVF and popularised the subject with television series such as Making Babies in 1996 and The Human Body in 1998, The Secret Life of Twins in 1999 and Superhuman in 2000. Most recently he presented six programme for BBC’s Child against All Odds. His most recent book on science is The Utterly Amazing Human Body, a pop-up book that teaches children how the body works.
The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.
The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and
regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of
forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.
Albert and Harold; father and son. One proclaims he’s 'a poor old man', while the other protests that actually he's 'a dirty old man!' In actual fact, both are telling the truth. These two warring rag-and-bone-men, in their Shepherd's Bush scrapyard home, became household favourites for entire generations throughout the 60s and 70s and still they continue to entertain audiences today.
Now it's time to relive some of their finest misadventures through this brand new production.
The incredible story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The struggles he confronted on the journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.
Starring: Rachel Weisz, David thewlis, Colin Firth
Director: James Marsh
Running time: 102 mins
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.
Yorkshire Vet, Julian Norton is coming to the Forum and will be in conversation with Kate Fox.
Star of the popular Channel 5 series "The Yorkshire Vet" and author of two books: "Horses, Heifers and Hairy Pigs: The Life of a Yorkshire Vet" and "A Yorkshire Vet Through the Seasons”, Julian will be talking about his life as a vet in rural North Yorkshire, as well as his recent experiences as a television personality, and what it’s been like to follow in the footsteps of James Herriot both as a vet and an author. At the end of the conversation Julian will be taking questions from the audience.
This is sure to be a relaxed, fun and entertaining evening.
About Julian Norton
Born in Castleford, Julian studied at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Wakefield, before qualifying as a vet at Cambridge University. He joined the Thirsk practice in 1996. In 2015 Julian became the main character in a documentary series screened on Channel 5 – “The Yorkshire Vet”. The TV show became a hit, attracting an audience of over 2 million and reaching as far afield as New Zealand, Canada and Australia.
About Kate Fox
Kate Fox is a stand-up poet, writer, comedian and performer. She has appeared on Radio 4 with a series called ‘The Price of Happiness’, and has a second comedy series being aired on the radio station this summer. She has been a poet in residence for the Great North Run, Saturday Live on Radio 4 and the Glastonbury Festival.
2018 marks 100 years since women won the right to vote in the UK.
This explosive one-woman show takes you into the fiery spirit and turbulent times of the British suffrage movement told through the life and times of one of the most passionate and singularly dangerous women in Edwardian England - Mrs Edith Rigby.
This show tells the story of the turbulent history of the suffragettes through the eyes and life of Edith a mild-mannered doctor's wife, with a secret identity – arsonist, bomber and militant suffragette.
The show runs for 75 minutes, after which there will be an after-show discussion with the writer, director and performer.