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In its usual style of legendary, award-winning productions, The Georgian Theatre Royal will be producing Snow White as this year’s pantomime. Featuring all the pantomime ingredients – dazzling dances, catchy songs, sparking costumes, a live band, a dame, a yummy prince, a camel… plus huge helpings of comedy and plenty of audience participation – the traditional story will be played out against a 1920s Hollywood backdrop. A feast for the eyes and exuberant entertainment for the whole family.
The All-England Theatre Festival organises the only countrywide elimination contest for one-act plays in performance throughout England.
The AETF provides a brilliant opportunity for amateurs to compete against like-minded groups and to benefit from expert adjudication to improve the quality of their performance.
We are proud to present one of the preliminary rounds of the Festival for the Northern Area, which is a fine celebration of our region’s talent.
The saxophone is the favourite instrument for many folk, and for good reason. In the right hands, it is so emotional, so passionate; it sings, screams, whispers.
Snake Davis is one of the world’s most respected and in demand saxophone players, working with some of music’s biggest artists including: Eurythmics, M People, George Michael, Take That, Cher, Tina Turner and Beyonce.
Snake and the band will give you 25 classics, including Baker Street, Careless Whisper, Respect, Yakety Yak, and his own solos from A Million Love Songs, Moving on Up, Search for the Hero, and Lisa Stansfield’s Change.
As seen on Matt Forde's 'Unspun' (Dave) and half of global hit satirical podcast 'The Bugle', Zaltzman returns to plot his planet's path to and/or from preservation and/or perdition.
In a show encompassing national identity, hope, fear and live action democracy, he addresses diverse issues such as the past, the present, the future, body surfing and the unending volcano of confused fury that is modern global politics.
Adrian Berry’s acclaimed sell-out production focuses on the tale of a young David Bowie obsessive.
Martin is a boy with problems - an illness no-one understands and a head full of sound and vision. So when an unexpected gift arrives on his birthday, Martin embarks on a thrilling journey in the footsteps of his obsession, leading him to discover some long-hidden truths about himself. What follows will change his life forever...
Powerful and touching, music and magic realism collide in this darkly funny and moving tour-de-force solo show featuring Alex Walton and the voice of comedian Rob Newman. With a blistering Bowie soundtrack, the life of the pop fan is dissected in this tale of unnatural teenage wildlife.
|Thursday 16 Feb 2017||19:30|
Jane Austen sits writing, her quill scurrying across the vellum. She is dreaming up Darcy, a proud, lip-curling, handsome creation in very tight pants. But then a door squeaks, a visitor approaches and Jane hastily hides her work. Now left to his own devices, Darcy embroiders his own storyline whilst his creator stitches her quilt. When Jane returns she finds the plot has moved on and Darcy is dancing to a different tune.
Award-winning comedy duo LipService, makers of Withering Looks and Inspector Norse, explore the world of women writers, scribbling in secret or under pseudonyms, squeezing in their writing amongst the hustle and bustle of taking tea, choosing chintz and the odd attack of the vapours.
|Saturday 18 Feb 2017||19:30|
Catherine Morland loves a good novel and the more ‘horrid’ it is the better.
At 17, she is taken by her aunt to Bath where she encounters the social whirl denied her at home. When Catherine accepts an invitation to the Tilney’s country seat at Northanger Abbey, lurid images from her favourite gothic novel 'Mysteries of Udolpho' threaten to overwhelm her. However, all misunderstandings are eventually resolved and, as in all the best Jane Austen novels, the young heroine finally gets her man!
This delightful stage version of Jane Austen’s earliest novel is adapted by acclaimed Austen specialist Tim Luscombe, whose 'Mansfield Park' was also produced and toured by the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.
Protest takes many forms; from hunger strikes and civil disobedience to petitioning and letters of objection. ‘Dissent’ is an intriguing and relevant look at what protest means in our tech-savvy world.
Richmond School’s Drama Department along with The Sixth Form Theatre Company has a reputation for high-quality performances and this latest collaboration with The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre promises to be both provoking and unforgettable.
Students from Richmond School and Sixth Form College present a celebration of dance that will include a selection of work from GCSE to A-level.
Dances will showcase a diverse selection of dance genres with a wide range of exciting stimuli.
From the creators of: Austen’s Women, I, Elizabeth, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, Female Gothic and Dalloway.
Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation. Told through Jane’s eyes, English literature’s most celebrated autobiographical novel shocked the Victorians, and Charlotte Brontë’s gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is now distilled for the stage – under its full title – by writer/director Elton Townend Jones. Performer Rebecca Vaughan embodies everywoman Jane – and several other characters – in this intimate study of love’s realities.
|Wednesday 8 Mar 2017||19:30|
What the Floyd? are the brainchild of Australian guitarist and Pink Floyd authority Daniel Bowles.
No regular ‘tribute act’, the band has a reputation for a uniquely energetic and accurate recreation of the unique Floyd sound. Using high technology and a blazing light show, their current set is based on the legendary 1994 P.U.L.S.E. tour.
It features all the hits, and a few rarities, including Another Brick in the Wall, Money, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb. The show contains strobes and other extreme lighting effects.
Set thirty years after the end of the iconic Puccini Opera, Madam Butterfly's son, Tomisaburo, has journeyed to America in the hope of meeting his father for the first time. However, B. F. Pinkerton, now Governor of Georgia, is seeking re-election so he leaves Tomisaburo waiting in the entrance hall for three full days.
Inspired by the Noh Theatre tradition of Japanese story telling with dance and masks, Michael Finnissy’s new score responds to themes from Puccini. Although the focus is on the crisis between son and absent father, Butterfly is an inevitable presence in their struggle. This must-see show features live singing.
Hilarity, audacity, ferocity… all will be unleashed when this talented group of young actors and designers present their graduating show for Theatre Studies A-level.
Combining the emotional power of naturalism and the heightened impact of stylised drama - with a dash of surrealism thrown in for good measure - this double bill is sure to both delight and disturb. Richmond School is proud of its Creative Arts and invites you to come and be seduced in a spellbinding evening of theatrical magic!
Performance details will be released nearer the time.
|Thursday 16 Mar 2017||19:00|
Vocalist Colin Bailey and friends present a magical evening of songs from the movies. Featuring Disney classics and blockbusters hits such as ‘Born Free’, ‘Nine to Five’, ‘On the Street Where You Live’, ‘You Got a Friend in Me’ and many more favourites.
Colin is a community musician based in Wensleydale. He supports professional and amateur groups to further performance and creative arts opportunities in the Dales.
The In Concert Band raise funds in support of BlueBoxt Productions -a community group providing music-making activities for young people in Wensleydale and Swaledale.
Based on actual events which occurred in Stratford-upon-Avon in the summer of 1613, Shakespeare’s eldest daughter Susanna was publicly accused of having a sexual liaison with Rafe Smith, a married family friend. Despite a recanting by her accuser, Susanna sues him for slander in the court of Worcester Cathedral.
Faced with political divisions within the church, the hearing in the bishop’s court becomes a risky gamble as three people’s private lives are held up to the glare of intense public scrutiny in this emotional thriller whose outcome is anything but certain.
Originally produced to great acclaim by the RSC, The Herbal Bed was a huge hit in the West End and on Broadway, with an Olivier Award nomination and writer Peter Whelan winning Playwright of the Year.
Dramatic intensity will be unleashed when these talented actors present their group devised performance for Theatre Studies A-level.
With vibrant energy and a range of styles, the casts will use their every power to provoke and intrigue their audience in equal measure.
The School’s reputation for high-quality drama at The Georgian Theatre Royal has been sealed by recent AS-level performances: Medea and Animal Farm. This production promises to be every bit as exciting.
Performance details will be released nearer the time.
|Wednesday 29 Mar 2017||19:00|
Inspired by the Horror movies of the 1950’s, ‘The Thing That Came From Over There’ is a fast-paced rollicking ride, mixing paranoia, suspense and hilariously gruesome deaths.
It’s 1912, and as Scott and Amundsen begin their race across Antarctica, the hapless explorer, Captain Reginald Cranston, has accidentally landed on the wrong side of the continent.
As Cranston and his motley band set up base camp, a meteor crashes nearby. Deciding to investigate, they set out towards the crash site - unaware of the danger that awaits not just them, but the whole of planet Earth.
Join three daring actors as they play over 15 roles in 85 minutes of shocks, spine tingling silliness, and blood curdling terror.
|Thursday 30 Mar 2017||19:30|
La Voix is a woman on a mission - to bring back the glamour!
In this hilarious one-woman show, La Voix will take you on a journey exposing, analysing and satirically delivering an evening of Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Shirley Bassey, Cher and many more!
It'll be an evening of live diva anthems; fun,and spontaneity; and hilarious stories of La Voix’s travels across the globe!
La Voix was a semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent, finalist
in RuPaul’s Drag Race UK and, most recently, made a cameo appearance in the Absolutely Fabulous Movie. This is one lady you don’t want to miss!
Jacques Brel is one of history's greatest lyricists and performers. His songs portrayed passion and depth; sometimes scathing, ironic, hopeful, desperate, sorrowful, cruel, bitter, playful, mocking, tender or reeling from one emotion to the next.
Presented by Nick O’Connor, Being Brel is a multi-layered production, which celebrates the life and chansons of Jacques Brel. This live and passionate performance of Brel's songs (sung in English, French and Flemish) is interwoven with projected imagery, monologue and a narrative based on interviews and research of Brel's complex life.
A theatre piece not to be missed – whether you’re a Brel aficionado or discovering his work for the first time.
Burton vividly presents the life of the great Welsh actor in his own words - from humble beginnings to Hollywood mega-stardom. Beautiful women (not least Liz Taylor), alcohol, wealth, stage and screen are woven into this sad, happy, exuberant and, often hilarious, one-man show.
Rhodri Mills (Game of Thrones, Eastern Promises and Atlantis) takes on the role of this icon in a show that received great critical acclaim at two Edinburgh Fringe Festivals (2009/2014) and also the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2010, where the play won 'Best International Show’.
|Saturday 15 Apr 2017||19:30|
Derek, Ernie and Dick are really bored of being good. It’s just GOT to be more fun being a baddie. But being an evil scientist, pirate or cowboy is trickier than they thought. Can the bumbling brothers learn how to stay out of jail and be real Bad Guys?
Join Comedy Club 4 Kids, and CBeebies “Spot Bots” stars, the Three Half Pints, as they trip and stumble their way through a brand new comic misadventure, packed with songs, slapstick, silliness and accidental derring do!
Perfect for families with children aged 5 – 11.
|Saturday 22 Apr 2017||14:00|
This magical journey through the musical career of John Denver will feature popular hits such as ‘Annie’s Song’, ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane’, ‘Rocky Mountain High’ and ‘Take Me Home Country Roads’.
Throughout his career, John Denver racked up an impressive 41 albums, 2
Grammy Awards, 3 American Music Awards, 2 Country Music Association
Awards, 1 Academy of Country Music and 1 Emmy Award. His ‘Greatest Hits’ album in 1973 sold over 10 million copies.
Join us to celebrate the life of this remarkable singer and sing along to his most
memorable hits - performed by the renowned Wayne Denton, backed by
incredibly talented musicians and video footage.
The legacy of hits such as ‘Sweet Caroline’, ‘Love on the Rocks’ and ‘Forever in Blue Jeans’ evoke memories of a time when this legendary singer/songwriter regularly ruled the UK and US charts.
In a career that started in the 1960s, Neil Diamond has sold over 100million records, making him one of the world-s best-selling artists of all time. His hit singles include classics such as ‘I’m A Believer’, ‘Red, Red Wine’, ‘Cracklin Rose’ and ‘Kentucky Woman’ to name but a few.
Wayne Denton fronts this live concert, faithfully recreating Diamond’s most famous songs in his own inimitable style. Interspersed with humour and audience participation, this feel-good show will have everyone singing along!
|Saturday 29 Apr 2017||19:30|
Broken hearts and dreams are served up in this timeless musical comedy.
How far would you go to win a bet? Egged on by a cynical friend, two young men make a foolish wager on whose girlfriend will be the more faithful. What starts as a silly game quickly escalates into something more troubling, as all four lovers begin to question just how serious their relationships really are. Things really begin to heat up when a double wedding is announced, but just who will be marrying whom?
Heritage Opera makes its first visit to The Georgian Theatre Royal with Mozart’s pithy morality tale, full of beautiful music and unforeseen moral dilemmas.
This performance is sung in English by a cast of six professional singers, accompanied by piano.
|Saturday 13 May 2017||19:30|
When the bossy new mayor asks the Tailor of Brompton to make him a new coat, he needs lots of help from the curious creatures who make his shop their home. This famous tale, masterfully blended with local history, will appeal to young and old alike.
The proud villagers of Simmerdale have enjoyed a peaceful life on the banks of Semer Water for hundreds of years; undisturbed by travellers and the passing of time. That is, until a mysterious stranger comes to visit and asks for their help.
BRIT-Award winning singer songwriter Beverley Craven became a household name in the early 90's with the release of her self-named debut album, which sold more than two million copies worldwide. Her 1991 single, 'Promise Me', went on to become a huge hit across Europe, followed by a string of chart successes, including 'Memories', Holding On', 'Woman To Woman' and 'Love Scenes'.
Her 2017 UK tour will feature songs from her most recent album ‘Change of Heart’ alongside the earlier classics. An emotional, humorous and highly entertaining evening is in store, with witty narrative and unforgettable melodies.
Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility. Mixing brain busting illusion and old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound for ages 5 to 105.
Morgan & West have been performing their unique magic shows across the UK and around the world, including sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Perth Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe where they were nominated for ‘Best Family Show’, and Buxton Fringe where they were awarded ‘Best Comedy Show’.
|Saturday 20 May 2017||14:00|
Joel Dommett is one of the fastest rising stars on the UK comedy circuit and is currently in the spotlight as a contender in the present series of 'I’m a Celebrity……Get Me Out of Here!'
Following the fantastic reviews he received for his debut solo Edinburgh show 'Neon Hero' in 2011, he went on to become the face of MTV, presenting their daily news bulletins. He also hosted 'Live in Chelsea', a live discussion show revolving around the events of the popular reality Channel 4 show 'Made in Chelsea'; and appeared in the first two series of the hugely successful 'Impractical Jokers' (BBC3) .
Joel has since performed stand-up on 'Russell Howard’s Good News' on BBC3 and has numerous acting credits to his name, including BBC2’s 'Popatron' and 'Skins' on E4.
|Saturday 20 May 2017||19:30|
On the coast of Cornwall, a band of tender-hearted pirates celebrate the coming of age of Frederic, who was mistakenly apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday. Now, Frederic has vowed to devote his life to the extermination of piracy - until a ludicrous leap year snag threatens to keep him apprenticed to the pirates for life! Throw in a bevy of beauties, a brash Pirate King, the delightfully stuffy Major-General Stanley and you've got a masterpiece of musical theatre.
Patter songs are a Gilbert & Sullivan trademark, and Pirates features the most famous of them all, ‘I am the very model of a modern Major-General’, as well as highlights like Mabel’s show-stopping coloratura aria ‘Poor Wandering One’.
Vienna Festival Ballet presents the classic tale of 'Cinderella', one of the best-known rags-to-riches fairy tales of all time. A mistreated young girl, a glass slipper, two comical ugly step-sisters and a handsome prince combine to make the perfect piece of story-telling.
Based on the traditional story, Vienna Festival Ballet’s production of Cinderella will reach out and touch everyone’s heart, with its combination of pure classical dancing and a hint of pantomime.
The music contains a collection of Rossini’s most famous operatic achievements and has been especially arranged for Vienna Festival Ballet.
Choreography by Sheila Styles
|Wednesday 31 May 2017||19:30|
|Thursday 1 Jun 2017||19:30|
My Sweet Patootie is contemporary roots and ragtime at its best; bringing tight harmonies, monstrous guitar, sizzling fiddle and percussion together in one perfect package. Founded in 2007 by Canadian Folk Music Award winners Sandra Swannell and Terry Young, the trio has a growing international reputation.
From humorous original swing to funky fiddle-tunes to exquisite ballads, their vintage-style song writing is rooted in folk, Americana and jazz; heavily influenced by the likes of Chet Atkins, Lenny Breau, Les Paul and Mary Ford, and the Andrews Sisters. Throw in a penchant for light-hearted satire and their love of artists like Patsy Cline and Hank Williams, and you get a show that has been described as two parts exemplary musicianship and one part vaudeville comedy.
Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the world’s first ballet, performed at Drury Lane Theatre in 1717, this enchanting production tells the story of John Weaver’s heroic struggle to create his groundbreaking dance drama in a theatre world which saw dance as a frivolous side show.
The magic and excitement of early 18th century theatre is evoked by an actor portraying Weaver and his stage character Vulcan, baroque dancers playing Venus and Mars, and an on-stage ensemble performing contemporary music by Lully, Purcell, William Croft and Jeremiah Clarke. The production includes original 18th century choreographies and splendid baroque costumes.
The Trickster figure has been the subject of stories in every culture since the beginning of time. In this fable, Robin Goodfellow wreaks havoc on the 9 o'clock train from York to London and teaches the passengers more than one lesson on the way.
A fresh take on Richmond's very own myth! Young soldiers from a nearby garrison can't help but explore the grounds of the castle and convince their plucky drummer boy to delve into a tiny passageway searching for a secret path.
Murder, prophecy and the supernatural bleeds into every aspect of Yorkshire’s history. The senior members of the Youth Theatre present their own take on many of these dark stories. Not for the faint hearted!
The Youth Theatre's Musical Theatre students explore all of those unforgettable moments in life. From that first ever detention, first love and heartbreak to the labyrinth that is the world of work and beyond. Featuring songs from 'Matilda the Musical' 'Hairspray' and 'Our House', this show is full of humour, music and memories that we all share.
|Wednesday 12 Jul 2017||19:30|
Every drama group knows the horrors of what can go wrong on opening night, and the ladies of the F.A.H.E.T.G. Dramatic Society are no different, with the possible exception that almost everything that could happen does! Scenery collapses, cues are missed, lines forgotten, and sound effects mistimed, as the ladies entertain with the cunning whodunit, ‘Murder At Checkmate Manor.’
And just in case the audience should get bored there's a Film Show and Murder Mystery Quiz, complete with a Prize! The crunch comes in the denouement when the ‘murderer’, about to be revealed, has to rush home to bandage up an injured daughter. But Mrs Reece, doyenne of the group, rises above the slings and arrows of outrageous dramatics to save the situation and provide the final inventive twist.