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'A Lady of Letters' followed by 'Bed Among the Lentils' - both written by Alan Bennett and performed by Deborah Kelly of the Library Touring Theatre Company in a special live theatre production to raise funds on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support for the Sir Robert Ogden Cancer Support Centre at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton.
Alan Bennett sealed his reputation as the master of observation with this series of 12 ground-breaking monologues. Darkly comic, tragically poignant and wonderfully uplifting the series of ‘Talking Heads’ is widely regarded as a modern classic.
A Lady of Letters
Miss Ruddock’s civil liberties are dear to her, and writing letters is how she likes to assert those rights. One of these missives pushes her to the brink, with unexpected, but liberating consequences.
Bed Among the Lentils
Susan, an alcoholic, nervous vicar's wife who has to travel into Leeds to go to the off-licence because of her debts with the local shopkeeper, distracts herself from her ambitious and, as she sees him, vainly insensitive husband and his doting parishioners, by conducting an affair with a nearby grocer, Ramesh, discovering something about herself and God in the process.
Northallerton Musical Theatre Company proudly presents their latest production, Sweet Charity, a fantastic show with lots of toe- tapping numbers. Immortalised by Shirley Maclaine in the original film, this is the story of Charity Hope Valentine, a dance hall hostess who doesn't have much luck with men. Charity always tries to look on the bright side of life despite lurching from one amusing crisis to another with a succession of bad dates until she finally meets her match.
This is a fun show for audiences of all ages and includes many well known hits from "Big Spender", "Rhythm of Life" to "If My Friends Could See Me Now" and many more.
Book early for this enchanting production - you won't be disappointed!
Ahoy there ship mates! The pirates return to The Forum this autumn dress up and climb aboard Captain Knickerbockers' vessel, the good ship Naughty Nellie, and join family favourites Double Trouble in their timber-shivering adventure! Live on stage this Halloween featuring hilarious comedy, sensational circus performers, barrels full of laughter and much more.
Will evil Captain Coralline manage to take over the seven seas? Will Swash and Buckle save the ship from sinking? Find out by booking your tickets today for this half-term swashbuckling treat!'
Suitable for all the family. Please be advised this performance will include pyrotechnics and smoke effects.
Early bird tickets are £8.50 before 1st October - £10 after that.
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a nativity and this nativity will have you laughing in the stable! We're delighted that popular local amateur drama society, The Allerton Players, are back on The Forum stage with a new comedy by the author of Calendar Girls.
The children of Flint Street primary school (all played by adults) are putting on a nativity play, although some seem more committed to it than others! Some are not happy with the part they have been given, some are more interested in their favourite television series or the class pet, and others are concerned about their parents coming to see them. Or not coming... Funny and sad at turns, this play will bring back memories of all the school nativity plays you've ever seen!
"...exposes what an ungodly snake pit of paediatric power politics the staging of your average Nativity play can be" Alfred Hickling - The Guardian
Christmas simply wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to 26 Oil Drum Lane to catch up with the nation's favourite rag-and-bone men and indulge in some classic, festive misadventures! Albert and Harold, united by blood, divided over everything else, seem doomed to spend Christmas in each other's company. But Harold has his flights of fancy including a flight he fancies abroad or to throw the biggest Christmas party London has ever had to offer! Albert of course has other ideas... who wouldn't want to spend Christmas at Mrs Clifford's B&B in Bognor Regis?
These much-loved episodes of classic comedy from Ray Galton and Alan Simpson have been freshly adapted for the stage and are presented by Hambledon Productions - the company behind the recent sell-out successes 'Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show' and 'Steptoe and Son'.
The Greatest Showman is the number one musical film of the year and we're thrilled to bring you The Greatest Showman Tribute, a live show which includes a remarkable vocal trio led by the Greatest Showman who will take you on a journey through the amazing soundtrack of the original film.
Acrobats, fire throwers and stilt walkers make this a magical event along with brilliantly choreographed dance routines, authentic costumes and a medley of sing-along hits. This is a show not to missed and a perfect family treat in the run up to Christmas.
“Me, you and the old guitar,
How perfectly, perfectly happy we are.
MEEE-EW and the old guitar.
How PURRR-fectly happy we are!”
Tabby McTat is a cat with the loudest of meee-ews and a best friend with a guitar. Together they sing their favourite songs delighting the crowds, until one day Fred disappears. Separated and alone, Tabby finds shelter and a new life with all the home comforts that any cat could dream of. However, memories of his life with Fred haunt him, and he sets off to search the streets for his long-lost friend.
Interwoven with original songs, Tabby McTat is the heart-warming tale of friendship and loyalty from the team behind Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales.
Suitable for children and families of all ages.
Reviews for Freckle Productions’ previous shows:
★★★★ 'A delight from start to finish. A room of children laughing hysterically, all totally mesmerised by the action.' Time Out
★★★★★ 'Brings such joy to children and adults alike. The show was so captivating that no one wanted to miss a moment' The Spy in the Stalls
‘TO CALL THIS SHOW LIVELY WOULD BE A WHOPPING UNDERSTATEMENT. Packed with gleeful songs and jolly good fun.’ The Guardian
★★★★ ‘Zesty and delightful. A clever compelling treat’ Independent
Tabby McTat © 2009 Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Published by Alison Green Books, an imprint of Scholastic Children’s Books
3 Count Wrestling returns to the Forum for another night of hard hitting, body slamming pro wrestling action! Come along and see your live pro wrestling favourites and all the action on this great family friendly evening.
Please note: meet and greet passes will be available to purchase on the night at the event. The meet and greet will take place after the event has finished.