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Howard Coggins knows nothing about Science. Stu Mcloughlin knows even less.
Nevertheless, they have agreed to give a lecture on the subject, and after enlisting the help of the smartest scientific sages of the ages, that’s just what they aim to do.
But even with the likes of Albert Einstein, Galileo, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and… um… Kriss Akabusi along for the ride, the chances of the dim-witted duo making it through the evening with any sense of dignity remaining intact seems less than likely.
Still, they’re determined, like a pair of atoms missing a couple of electrons, to stay positive. With jarring jokes, pitiful puppetry, and the silliest of scientific songs, you can expect this raucous romp through the hilarious history of scientific stupidity to be… well, if nothing else, thoroughly entertaining. It might even be… scien-triffic!
14+ age recommendation
Pipeline Theatre, known for indelible characters and breathtaking production values, takes you on a break-neck, darkly comic and taboo-busting journey, through an NHS phantasmagoria.
In an overstretched NHS hospital, a trainee nurse from Eritrea and a Muslim doctor treat David - cancer patient, discredited academic and racist.
As life ebbs, reality splinters, jumping between the Nazi euthanasia programme, a burns clinic in Africa and a National Front march in 1977.
But the most pressing reality of all is that Professor David Jeffs has a lecture to finish and time is running out.
Drip, Drip, Drip
Acclaimed musicians Chris Green and Sophie Matthews take in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes!
Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century (and incorporating everything in between!) this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history.
Featuring long forgotten songs and tunes (not to mention jokes!) Chris and Sophie paint a vibrant and vivid picture of our musical DNA, mixing the familiar and the obscure, the raucous and the reflective and the courtly and the commonplace.
Add to that the wit of Blackadder and 1066 and All That and the stage is set for a veritable musical feast!
From a conventional upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was an extraordinary raconteur and wit.
Openly gay as early as the 1930s, Quentin spent decades being beaten up on London’s streets for his refusal to be anything less than himself. His courage, and the powerful philosophy that evolved from those experiences, inspire to the present day.
This much-acclaimed solo play, starring Mark Farrelly, shows Quentin in his beloved Chelsea flat in the 1960s, and in his final years in his adopted New York.
Naked Hope is a gloriously uplifting salute to a true one-off, and a timely reminder of the urgent necessity to live every day as your real self...no matter what they say.
**** Farrelly’s mastery of his audience is total. Brilliant. Time Out
Age recommendation: 12 years and over
Want to change the world?
You have one vote. Use it wisely.
Three candidates – Rox, Papers and The Scissors – battle to become School President only to find out the hard way that not all elections are fought fairly.
This is a fun, fast-paced and sometimes silly show about democracy suitable for age 9 and over.
The tragic, funny and often unbelievable life of fiction's most famous Jew.
Is Shylock the Jewish money lender from The Merchant of Venice a villain or victim?
Gareth Armstrong's award-winning solo play, performed by Rhodi Miles, confronts these Jewish stereotypes through the eyes of his only friend (and the only other Jewish man in the whole of Shakespeare) Tubal.
Promoted to centre stage from his minor role in The Merchant of Venice, he proves a born comic storyteller.
Celebrating the richness of Shakespeare's language and conjuring up a whole cast of characters from Portia to Pontius Pilate, from Romeo to Max Reinhardt, and from Barabbas to Richard Burbage, this dazzling, moving, often hilarious play is a fascinating exploration of Shylock and his people.
As a long-serving troubadour of the folk and acoustic music scene, master songwriter and storyteller Steve Knightley has spent much of his life on the road, collecting songs, stories, anecdotes and observations – with the odd disaster along the way.
Best known for his work with the award-winning acoustic roots group Show of Hands, Steve has performed in venues from the Albert Hole in Bristol to the Albert Hall in London. His impressive back catalogue of songs are modern classics, still filling the folk clubs and festival fields, and forever influencing the next generation of folk artists.
In 2019, Steve once again takes to England’s highways and byways to present ‘Roadworks’ – a show which builds on the success of his sell-out 2018 solo tour ‘Songs and Stories’. This is a stripped-back, one-man show that is infused with wit, warmth and alchemy, and beautifully illustrated by his trenchant songs of history, love and conscience. Anyone who’s ever wondered what it’s like to be a touring musician will love this rare insight into life on the road.
RADS present an evening of three one-act plays by Noël Coward, Richard James & Gillian Plowman
directed by Martin Ash, Kathryn Torbet and Charles Lambert
Still Life – Noël Coward
Coward wrote this short play in 1935 for ‘Tonight at 8:30’, a cycle of ten one-act plays. This is the play that he expanded into the screenplay for ‘Brief Encounter’ and takes place in the refreshment buffet at a provincial railway station. A pair of lovers are conflicted by their own sense of duty and morality.
Being Rose – Richard James
Rose looks back over her life and we see her memories of the important people and key moments of her life replayed before us. As her confusion increases, a doctor's diagnosis explains it all.
Richard James trained at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and is well known for his appearances on children’s television and touring the UK in stage adaptations of David Walliams' most famous books.
The Janna Years – Gillian Plowman
Ruby's boarding house is home to an odd mix of characters in this moving and well-observed play about four lonely people.
Plowman's writing receives wide recognition for its ability to handle important and sensitive topics with humour and insight. Many of her one-act plays are constantly being performed in festivals and colleges.
Still Life and The Janna Years are presented by Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society by special arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd. Being Rose is presented by arrangement with Lazy Bee Scripts.
Hilarity, audacity, ferocity… all will be unleashed when this talented group of young actors and designers present their graduating shows 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 triple 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.
If it is the wonderful tonic of laughter that you are looking for, then this is the show for you as comedy legends Cannon and Ball bring their own magical and unique brand of humour to The Georgian Theatre Royal.
In the first act, Tommy and Bobby will perform some of their legendary sketches and routines. This will be followed by a second act of storytelling of their career and an audience Q&A session.
This magical and intimate ‘close and upfront’ evening will be a treat for comedy fans of all ages.
For one night only, Vienna Festival Ballet is giving an audience the opportunity to attend an onstage rehearsal at The Georgian Theatre Royal.
You will be able to witness how dancers prepare for performance, watch a rehearsal, followed by an opportunity to ask plenty of questions. The evening will also include short excerpts from the popular ballet Coppelia.
Founded by the celebrated Austrian dancer Peter Mallek over 35 years ago, the Vienna Festival Ballet has been a regular visitor to The Georgian Theatre Royal in recent years. Engaging talented international dancers from all corners of the globe, this dynamic company combines vitality, energy and exuberance and continues to delight audiences throughout Europe with their dazzling yet faithful-to-tradition productions.
Make sure you don't miss out on this unique and magical experience!
A feisty new show from popular stand-up comedian Ivo Graham about facing the future and named after his fourth favourite Hot Chip song (and a beaut by Phoebe Bridgers).
A regular on the UK comedy circuit, Ivo oozes a gauche charm and crafty, self-aware wit that has led to appearances on multiple TV and radio shows including: Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live From The BBC, Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier, Fighting Talk, The Now Show, and It’s Not What You Know. He can also be found eating Subway sandwiches in petrol stations.
**** “Endlessly amusing show from the politest man in comedy” - the i
**** “Not an ounce of flab on his routines… a joy” - The Telegraph
**** “A self-deprecating dweeb par excellence, on the brink of comedy’s Premier League” Evening Standard
14+ (Parental Guidance) likely to be swearing and adult content
Agatha Christie was one of the greatest thriller writers of all time and certainly amongst the most prolific.
In 1926, she was at the centre of a mystery as perplexing as any of her fiction. Her crashed car was discovered in Surrey and the famous author was missing, presumed dead by many, for eleven days. However, she was eventually found at a luxury hotel in Harrogate. She claimed then, and for the rest of the life, that she was suffering from amnesia and remembered nothing. Neither the press nor the police believed her.
Liz Grand stars in this intriguing one-woman show. Did Agatha Christie lie, and if so why? Did she suffer from amnesia? Was it a publicity stunt? Or was there a darker secret involved in this disappearance which was to affect her for the rest of her life?
JD King brings a sincere authenticity and incredible attention to detail with his performances as Elvis Presley.
With over 15 years’ experience of recreating Elvis on stage, JD is able to encompass the character in a way that no other Elvis impersonators have been able to manage, interacting with and transporting his audiences back in time. He has performed at world-renowned venues including: Sun Studios (Memphis); Las Vegas Boulevard; Film Festival (Cannes); and The O2 and Wembley Stadium in London.
With more 5-star reviews than any other Elvis impersonator, many fans have confidently asserted that that his shows the closest they have come to experiencing the real thing!
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.
Society doesn’t have a clue what to do with home-schooled naif, Troy Hawke. Equally, Troy is clueless as to how to process what’s going on in front of him. He’s puzzled by so much… the middle aisle of Aldi, the word ‘sick’ as a compliment and being falsely accused of shouting in Poundland.
Troy is on a quest to make sense of it all. A quest that also leads to his involvement in a Liverpool street robbery that made the national news.
As seen on Benidorm (ITV), Live at the Electric (BBC3) and Blue Go Mad in Ibiza (C5). It was also one of the British Fringe Guide Top Recommended Shows of 2017 and 2018.
***** “Character comedy that is near perfection” - The New Current
**** “Undeniably funny” - Chortle
**** “Perfectly worded jokes” - Broadway Baby
“Be not afraid of GREATNESS. Some are born GREAT, some achieve GREATNESS, and some have GREATNESS thrust upon ‘em!” Malvolio
I, Malvolio is the story of Twelfth Night told through the eyes of Shakespeare’s most pent-up steward. Written by Tim Crouch, it is a charged, hilarious and unsettling rant from a man who was “notoriously wronged”.
In this story of lost dignity, prudery, practical jokes and bullying, Malvolio draws his audience into the madness of Shakespeare’s play and makes it his own.
A show for anyone who has ever been told off, called a name or fallen in love with the wrong person!
Inspired by Opera North’s mainstage production of Magic Flute and the music of Mozart, this40-minute immersive performance will appeal to children and adults alike.
Young singers from the Leeds and Newcastle Opera North Children’s choruses will share with you why they think dragons should be taken more seriously…
Narrator & Librettist: Anthony Haddon
Musical Director: Nicholas Shaw
Impressionist and chart-topping pianist Alistair McGowan premieres a brand new show which brings together all of his talents.
He will play tracks from his best-selling recent album (released through Sony Classical), and some other short classics piano pieces: from Gershwin to Grieg, Mompou to Mendelssohn, Satie to Schubert. In between the pieces, Alistair will talk a little about the history of each piece, the composer and his own connection to the music.
Expect a lot of beautiful music (with the odd mistake!), some interesting stories and a sprinkling of his trademark impressions.
10CCLO are the world's only tribute to both the legendary 10CC and ELO.
Both bands have enjoyed worldwide rock classics for the last four decades, and have remained in the hearts of millions of fans.
Remember Dreadlock Holiday, Mr Blue Sky, I'm Mandy Fly Me, Evil Woman, The Things We Do for Love, Wild West Hero, Life Is a Minestrone, Art for Art’s Sake, Turn to Stone, and I’m Not in Love? The hits just keep on coming.
10CCL0 bring their own unique aproach to the music, playing a full-on, two-hour show with fantastic projection visuals, that include all of both bands most memorable songs.
The Noise next Door are the UK’s premier improv comedy troupe who have taken the entertainment world by storm.
Eight times sell-out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and one of the country’s most sought after comedy club headliners, The Noise Next Door leave audiences everywhere in awe of their lightning-quick wit and totally original comedic talents.
Taking audience suggestions, the cheeky and charming quartet, transform them into fantastically funny scenes and songs in the blink of an eye with a perfect blend of ludicrous characters, witty one-liners, epic stories, and explosive physicality.
The Noise Next Door have appeared on BBC One, BBC Three, ITV1, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4, and have performed alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Al Murray, and Harry Hill.
“Comedy Gold” - The Guardian
“Immaculately well executed” - The Times
“Hilarious… a superior kind of chaos” - The Daily Telegraph
Established in 2011, Northern Voices has an excellent reputation for quality performances and wonderfully varied programmes. Their repertoire is extensive and ranges from Gershwin to Faure and beyond, via Rogers and Hammerstein, Rutter and Verdi.
This concert is being held in aid of a much-needed and valued local charity, Herriot Hospice Homecare, which provides hospice services in people’s homes throughout Hambleton and Richmondshire, including the Dales.
This is a must-see concert for aficionados of all musical tastes!
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and the uptight Mother Superior.
Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act is a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship and a reason to REJOICE!!
Orlando: Who is she? Who is he? Who are we?
Find out in the life-affirming, comedic tale of an immortal poet, whose gender cannot be pinned down, whose spirit cannot be caged, and whose irreverent, romantic adventures across British history – from the 1500s to the present day – provide a magic-realist exploration of human identity; personal, sexual and national.
Drawing on a decade’s worth of critically-acclaimed theatre-making, Dyad Productions – performer Rebecca Vaughan and writer/director Elton Townend Jones – explore what it means to find our place in the world whilst remaining utterly true to who we are.
Based on the satirical 1928 novel by Virginia Woolf, this production comes from the award-winning creators of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Christmas Gothic, Dalloway, I, Elizabeth, Female Gothic, The Time Machine and Austen’s Women.
***** ‘A towering performance‘ - The Scotsman
***** ‘A luscious sweeping tale’ - The i
***** ‘Truly extraordinary… one of the most exciting young performers on the British Stage’ - British Theatre Guide
***** ‘Quite simply: it’s astounding’ - Broadway Baby
***** ’Outstanding…gripping… Vaughan is never less than magnetic’ - Three Weeks
‘Perfection… Vaughan is simply sublime’ - Huffington Post
A runaway success in London’s West End, successive Edinburgh Festivals, the Melbourne Comedy Festival and right across the USA, this entertaining show is a hilarious send-up of classical music.
Australian pianist, David Scheel, is one of the finest solo musical comedy performers in the world. In his concerts you can expect to hear anything from a well-known folk tune played in the styles of various famous composers; two different pieces played with different hands at the same time; and a medley of the 20 worst tunes ever written. His raconteur-style includes hilarious stories of pianos that he has played, accompanied by sharp-edged commentary on the lives of various celebrities and politicians.
“As funny as any, wittier than most, and, uniquely, a concert pianist of international stature...He stands alone, in a class of his own.” - BBC Arts Review
“The only show in town that can satisfy lovers of classical music and comedy alike.” - San Francisco Chronicle
A retelling of the Pygmalion story with elegant baroque dance, stunning costumes, and on-stage live music by Rameau, Paisible, Croft, Purcell, Eccles and Handel.
It will be performed by Romain Arreghini, Chiara Vinci and Jim Fish, with musical direction by Evelyn Nallen.
“This is a very cool piece of history…I am proud to be the ambassador for this project.” Darcey Bussell
Tickets for this event are available from The Georgian Theatre Royal Box Office only, and not from Swaledale Festival.
A Swaledale Festival event performed by The Weaver Ensemble
Two brothers. One fighting for boxing glory, the other fighting for his life.
On June 3, 1989 at The Louise Centre in Stanley, Glenn McCory re-wrote boxing history when he became the Cruiseweight Champion of the World - the very first world boxing champion from the North East.
He was inspired by his terminally ill brother, David.
This emotionally charged and remarkable comedy drama reflects the highs and the many lows of Glenn's unrelenting drive to become world champion.
Mozart’s sunniest comedy is the perfect entertainment for a summer's evening.
Ravishing melodies accompany a farcical story centring on the wedding day of Seville's favourite barber, Figaro, to the winsome Susanna, maid to the Countess Almaviva. The only fly in the ointment is the Countess's errant husband, the Count, who has designs of his own on Susanna. The plot thickens, with a randy pageboy hiding in a cupboard, a drunken gardener making a nuisance of himself, bridesmaids, letters, secret assignations in the garden, shocking revelations, and, eventually, a happy ending!
Heritage Opera, Northwest England’s professional touring opera company, returns to The Georgian Theatre Royal for the third time with this masterpiece of classical opera. Sung by a cast of nine, in an hilarious new English translation, with piano accompaniment.
The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre Tuesday Senior Acting Classes perform a double act of plays.
Drama Baby by Jamie Brittain
It’s the final rehearsal before the practical exam for A-Level Theatre Studies and two competing groups attempt to achieve the ever-elusive top grade whilst negotiating sex, alcohol and Antonin Artaud. As egos clash and new relationships are formed and broken, Drama Baby goes to the heart of what it means to perform and what it’s like when the costumes and lights are stripped away.
The Changing Room by Chris Bush
This lyrical piece explores what it means to be a young person in the age of digital nativism. Are they teenagers? Are they adults? Set in and around a swimming pool, The Changing Room follows a group of teens full of excitement, impatience and uncertainty, each with their own secret worries and desires.
The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre Saturday Acting Classes perform a double bill of plays.
Chatroom by Enda Walsh
Chatroom is a play about manipulation, cyberbullying and adolescent insecurity.
In a virtual space, a group of teenagers spend their time deconstructing children’s literature and the messages in modern music, but when a new member of the chat joins to share thoughts of depression and suicide, the conversation takes a dark turn.
Forty Five Minutes by Anya Reiss
When a computer error means a group of students are given an incorrect deadline for their UCAS application they take to the school IT suite in a state of sheer panic. Forty Five Minutes explores what happens when young people are forced to make decisions about their future and being rushed headlong into adulthood when you still feel like a child.
Richmond School’s Drama Department has a reputation for gripping, high-quality performances and this latest showcase from the extra-curricular theatre company promises to be both thought-provoking and unforgettable.
Dramatic intensity will be unleashed when these talented actors present a showcase of their year’s work. With vibrant energy and a range of styles, the cast will use their every power to provoke and intrigue their audience in equal measure.
The School’s reputation for high-quality drama has been sealed by recent A-level performances and the company’s collaborative work with English Heritage at Richmond Castle. This production promises to be every bit as exciting.
Performance details will be released nearer the time.
Cheryl Barrett’s adaptation combines poetic license and plenty of humour to retell Rudyard Kipling’s delightful Jungle Book story.
A man-cub has escaped the clutches of Shere Khan, a ferocious tiger intent on revenge. Adopted by wolves, Mowgli the man-cub is taught the ways of the jungle by Baloo the bear and his friend Bagheera the panther, but will he ever find his way back to the human village?
Promising fun and laughter along the way, The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre Junior Acting Class present their version of a much-loved classic.
Founded at the height of the war in Afghanistan to support women in the military community, The Military WAGS Choir has entertained thousands in audiences throughout the UK with their splendid singing and harmonies.
Conducted by Carol Gedye and accompanied by Brett Overin, they are delighted to be returning to The Georgian Theatre Royal stage to perform a vibrant summer concert featuring a wide range of popular music.
Having recently returned from a Concert Tour in the Rhineland, Germany, Richmond School and Sixth Form College Concert Band is delighted to perform in support of the WAGS Choir.
Based on the smash-hit 1976 film, Bugsy Malone is a fantastic musical featuring a catchy score, a thrilling plot and plenty of action.
Ex-boxer Bugsy is thrust into the gangster spotlight when he finds himself becoming the last hope that Fat Sam’s gang has of surviving, but will he get back to his new love Blousey in one piece?
By arrangement with Faber Musicals and featuring performers from The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre Junior, Middle and Senior Musical Theatre classes, this show promises to be one of our best yet!
The Tuesday and Saturday Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre Middle Classes perform a double bill.
Scary Play by Judith Johnson
The twins are having a birthday sleepover; as night draws in, the group attempts to scare the living daylights out of each other. Kal recounts the legend of a local house, said to be haunted by the ghost of a strange old lady who once lived there. The evening takes a terrifying turn when they challenge each other to sneak into the house, but what is lurking in the upstairs bedroom?
Mobile Phone Show by Jim Cartwright
A communication cacophony, a fully charged chorus line of chaos in a rhapsody of text, tweet and gabble. Jim Cartwright wrote Mobile Phone Show after spending time with young people who explained the significance of their relationships with their phones. With 80% of school age children spending on average 90 minutes a day on their phones, this challenging play explores the vital messages they can send. Performed by the Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre Saturday Middle Group.
When Jack, honest and upright, takes over as MD of the family furniture business, he expects to improve efficiency. But his managerial skills are no match for the wholesale fraud, deceit and theft which he uncovers in both the business and amongst his family. He soon has to succumb to blackmail because of his daughter, and this is only the first in a series of moral compromises he will have to make. Jack and his family unwittingly find themselves on a path from simple misdemeanours to murder.
Alan Ayckbourn’s riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed won the London Evening Standard Drama Award for Best Play.
Presented by Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society by special arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd. Directed by Gregan Davis.