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Young people from performing arts based groups in Wensleydale and Swaledale come together for a celebration evening of drama, music and dance. Enjoy performances by members of The Musical Theatre Project (BlueBoxt Creative and Performing Arts), Janet Seymour School of Theatre Dance and The Big Music Project.
The event is a collaboration between North Yorkshire Youth and UK Youth and has been funded by The Big Lottery Fund.
Tom Allen – the sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley – is well known for his appearances on Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4’s Just a Minute and News Quiz.
In the last year Tom has supported Sarah Millican around the world, sold out his Edinburgh and London runs and even passed his driving test!
14+ (Parental Guidance) Likely to be swearing and adult content.
“riotous stuff, perfectly delivered” - Scotsman
“The camply refined comic's Afternoon Tea chat show was a highlight of this year's Edinburgh festival, so it's great to see his light-entertainment prowess being recognized” - The Independent
“Catch him now and you'll be able to tell people how you saw him before he was famous'.” - The Telegraph
Written and performed by award-winning Royal Shakespeare Company actor Ian Hughes, this remarkable one-man show charts the rise and decline of the great 19th century actor.
Following years of hardship as a strolling player (visiting Richmond in 1811), Kean was catapulted to stardom following his performance as Shylock at Drury Lane in 1814. Quickly becoming the most popular actor of his day, Kean electrified his audiences with his performances in Shakespeare. Yet within a few short years Kean’s increasingly erratic behavior, fuelled by drink, ensured audiences remembered Kean for all the wrong reasons.
By turns humorous and heartbreaking, The Dramatic Exploits of Edmund Kean celebrates the spirit of one of the most unique talents that British theatre has ever produced.
Ian spent over a decade at the RSC. He was the winner of the 1st Ian Charleson /Royal National Theatre Award for Best Actor. His many TV appearances include Dr. Who, Robin Hood, Torchwood, Alienists, Ransom, Gavin & Stacey, Mutual Friends and Stella.
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 genres with a wide range of exciting stimuli.
Great Scott! Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West are back with a magical extravaganza! Not content with their lot as the nineteenth century’s greatest magic duo, this prestidigitatory pair present a conjuring spectacular to the audiences of the modern day.
No future is left unseen and no timeline left unaltered as these temporal tricksters burst into the twenty-first century with a show brimming over with baffling magic, unparalleled precognitive powers, and a totally genuine ability to travel through time! An unforgettable evening of magic, mystery, and the unexplainable.
‘Brilliantly funny’ - ThreeWeeks
‘Hugely talented’ - Daily Mirror
‘Superbly Crafted’ - The Stage
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, this show 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.
It’s holiday season. The season of terror!
Odd Doll take a trip to the seaside, where they find more than they bargained for. The only other inhabitant of the dilapidated pier is a rather sinister ice cream man. And he’s got some very strange stories to tell…
His mind-boggling collection of hysterical horrors includes Evil Seagulls, Zombie Donkeys, and Bingo Hairballs. But will anyone who experiences it live to describe it?
Stuffed with fun frights and ice cream chills, Seaside Terror is a celebration of British holidays of the 1970s. Funny, nostalgic and visually stunning, Odd Doll use their trademark brew of puppetry, clowning and specially composed music to fill the stage with nerve-shattering shocks!
“An important voice in puppetry” – Total Theatre
Suitable for ages 12+
R.C. Sherriff's ground-breaking play remains one of the most powerful and successful pieces of modern drama, acclaimed for its portrayal of the tragedy and horror of conflict.
Set over the course of four days leading up to a massive German attack on the British trenches in 1918, Journey's End charts the tension and claustrophobia as the new recruit to the company, Lieutenant Raleigh, discovers that Captain Stanhope, his former childhood friend and hero, has changed almost beyond recognition.
The first night of RADS' production will coincide exactly with the 100th anniversary of the opening artillery barrage of Operation Kaiserslacht, the German offensive which comprises the play's last moments.
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.
The Bluejays (winners of the National Vintage Award for 'Best Band') present an electrifying and authentic tribute to the era when music changed the world forever.Between 1955 and 1959, artists such as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Eddie Cochran and Little Richard not only transformed the musical landscape but also the way we continue to look at the world today.
The Bluejays take you on a historical journey via breathtaking renditions of the biggest hits of the era (Rock Around the Clock, That's All Right, That'll Be the Day, Tutti Frutti, Summertime Blues, Johnny B. Goode, Wake up Little Susie, La Bamba, A Teenager in Love and many more) and reveal how the Rock 'n' Roll movement, rather than being “a communicable disease”, brought about a dream of equality and freedom that we still chase to this day.
“A wonderful band!” – Brian May, Queen
Intrepid Victorian adventurer Horace is out hunting Yeti! He’s trekking across the Himalayas, hoping to find one of the legendary Abominable Snowmen. Then he can stuff it, take it back for the Queen and become famous.
But things change when Horace actually meets the Yeti, who turns out to be far from Abominable. Together they head off on a journey through the valley of Shangri-La, where mythical beasts live hidden from humanity.
Horace has to make a choice. Will it be personal glory or saving the natural world?
Horace and the Yeti is an eco-adventure for children aged 4 and up, featuring an original music score and ripping yarns galore.
This show is brought to you from the popular creators of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography; Dalloway; Female Gothic; I, Elizabeth; The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe; and Austen’s Women.
2018: In this age of uncertainty, where the shadows of tyranny, intolerance and war darken the path into tomorrow, how much time do we have left? If civilisation falls today, what will become of us?
Rebecca Vaughan presents Elton Townend Jones’ new and radical interpretation of the HG Wells classic, where a Victorian time traveller transcends across the ages from 1900 to our own far future – from the fall of man to the end of the world.
Can we change the future? Or has the end already begun?
*****‘Outstanding… Amazing… Magic’ (Edinburgh Southside Advertiser)
*****‘Terrific… grips the imagination… ideas spit off the narrative like sparks from a welder’s torch’ (Quentin Letts, Daily Mail)
*****‘Brilliant… Captivates and amazes’ (British Theatre Guide)
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.
Come set sail with The Captain!
In the time of his extraordinarily colourful exile, The Captain was able to utilise just one thing, his ‘Glass Bottle Journal’.
This exciting evening of musical storytelling is full of wide-eyed refractions, testimonies and chronicles unfolding before you through 'Nu Vaudevillian' song, story and laughter. The Captain revels in the underground, the magical unseen, the mystical otherworldliness of realms often overlooked and consigned to the shadows.
"Like imagining Charlie Chaplin with the voices of Freddie Mercury and Klaus Nomi, singing songs written by Irving Berlin." Glastonbury Arts/Fringe Festival
Muker Silver Band is based in the small village of Muker in Swaledale and last year celebrated 120 years of entertaining the local community.
While some members travel from Richmond and Wensleydale, there is still a strong sense of local identity and association with Muker. The band has a wide ranging membership, with players aged 15 to 82. Some players have been with the band for over 65 years, others have joined the banding world at a much later stage in their lives, learning to play after retirement.
With a busy annual schedule, Muker Silver Band plays regularly in the Dales, Richmond and further afield, including a number of overseas tours in recent years playing in Holland, Luxemburg, Germany (Aachen and the Rhineland), Ireland and Wales.
Da Camera is delighted to make a return visit to The Georgian Theatre Royal with a vibrant and varied programme of 17th and 18th century music. Travelling through Germany, Italy and the British Isles, music by Telemann, Bach and Riccio will be interspersed with toe-tapping tunes from England and Scotland in a pan-European musical journey.
Come and hear Emma Murphy (recorders), Susanna Pell (viols) and Steven Devine (harpsichord), fill the Theatre with their unique and vivacious music-making.
“….informal and friendly stage manner, fine musicianship and superb playing” Early Music News
“Da Camera combined dazzling technique with engaging playing” Planet Hugill
Soul sax-man Snake Davis teams up with rising 19-year-old sax star Jess Gillam for a relaxed and fun acoustic duo set, mixing classical pop soul and jazz pieces with chat and banter.
Jess found the sax at 7 years old and it’s been the centre of her world ever since. A student at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music, she is fast becoming established as one of the UK’s leading saxophonists. Multiple award-winner, overall runner up of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016, Jess was a star soloist at the recent BBC Proms.
At 19, Snake was still wondering what to do with his life but by the age of 20 the blinkers were on, the head was down, and the sax was strapped almost permanently round his neck! World tours with M-People, Eurythmics et al followed, along with recording dates with over 400 artists from Ray Charles and Paul McCartney to Take That.
Ever since he was a small boy, all Simon Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted. The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans'.
Endlessly distracted by the trivial, we allow the classical tools of grammar, logic and rhetoric to lie unregarded in the shed of consciousness, rusting to a picturesque hue that would actually look really great on Instagram. But which filter? Hmmm…
“Super-sharp wit” - Time Out
***** “A masterclass in socio-political comedy…The Show is called Genius. It comes very close” - The Scotsman
As seen on Britain’s Got Talent, The Mimic Men – Cal Halbert and Alfie Joey – are the UK’s top (and only) impressionist double act!
The Mimic Men bring their ‘Best Of’ show to The Georgian Theatre Royal; a show filled with voices, sketches and a musical number or two…OK, maybe three!
So what are you waiting for? Come and join The Mimic Men for an evening of entertainment for all the family!
“Very good” – Simon Cowell
“So spot on” – John Bishop
“Brilliant” – David Walliams.
Can you live on love alone?
Heritage Opera, Northwest England’s professional touring opera company, returns to Richmond with Puccini's best-loved opera, which charts the love affair of Rodolfo, a writer, and Mimi, his neighbour, as they eke out a living on the breadline. Life is harsh, and they soon find that you need more than passion to survive. Opera doesn't get more romantic than this!
Manchester-based Heritage Opera has been touring chamber versions of well-loved operas for ten years.
“…this production was full of sincerity and atmosphere... the acting was top-drawer…a veritable triumph.” - Michael Cookson, Seen and Heard International 2016
Sung in English, accompanied by piano.
My Fair Lady, based on George Bernard Shaw’s classic play Pygmalion, tells the familiar story of Eliza Doolittle. Eliza is a Covent Garden flower seller who, inspired by phonetician Henry Higgins’ public boast that he could change her social status by teaching her how to speak correctly, turns up at his door asking for lessons in order to fulfil her dream of working in a flower shop. However, Eliza eventually succeeds so well that she outgrows her lowly ambitions, and manages to become an indispensable part of Higgins’ life.
The original 1956 production of My Fair Lady with Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews helped define the modern musical theatre. The original production enjoyed a seven-year run on Broadway leading to the 1964 film (starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn), which won several Oscars, including Best Picture.
Its classic musical numbers include “With A Little Bit of Luck”, "Wouldn't it be Loverly?", “I Could Have Danced All Night”, “On the Street Where You Live” and “Get Me to the Church on Time”.
A classic fairytale set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning choreography and beautiful costumes all combine to portray the struggle between good and evil.
The wicked Carabosse casts a spell on Princess Aurora proclaiming that she will one day prick her finger - and die. The Lilac Fairy changes the spell, and instead on the fateful day, the Princess and the entire palace fall into a deep sleep. A century later Prince Désiré revives the Princess with a kiss, the palace awakes and a parade of fairytale characters attend the wedding.
Following the traditional tale of Sleeping Beauty, this ballet is sure to enchant audiences of all ages.
“The entire show was captivating from start to finish”
- Welwyn Hatfield Times
‘’A truly spelling performance’’
- Burnley Express
“This production looks and feels absolutely right”
- Worthing Herald
‘’The whole evening was a delight’’
- Lichfield Live
A Swaledale Festival event.
A humorous and poignant story of everyday rescue folk, celebrating the 50th year of the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team.
A donation from each ticket sale will go to the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team. Tickets for this event are available from The Georgian Theatre Royal Box Office only, and not from Swaledale Festival.
Written and directed by Pete Roe.
Recommended for aged 16 and over.
Nominated twice for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show and Total Fringe Sell Out 2015, 2016 and 2107, Sarah Kendall embarks on a UK tour with her latest show One-Seventeen.
This is a blistering hour of storytelling from the creator and star of the hit BBC Radio 4 series Australian Trilogy,followed by work in progress for her new show.
"She will make you burst out laughing, she will make you gasp with horror and at moments you will find it hard not to cry. Kendall’s narrative is fluent, simply told and astonishingly beautiful in places. Like life her tone can turn in an instant, taking you from sadness to joy in a moment.” - Scotsman
"Phenomenal storytelling, engagingly performed with a disarming lack of ego, funny and soulful by turns, this is comedy that restores your sense of wonder.”- Chortle
Starting with Stravinsky, diving back to the Medieval period, motoring with Mozart (ignoring Beethoven) and ending up with the Bee Gees, In The Beginning Was The Sound is an informal and entertaining rollercoaster ride through the history of music.
Decostruttori Postmodernisti (DP if you prefer) are four young Italian professional musicians, featuring the otherworldly sound of the theremin, accompanied by piano, violin and cello, alongside ukulele, melodica, kazoo, bird whistle and slide whistle (and sometimes even in the same piece!).
They blend sharp technical skills with the verve of cabaret, presenting well known pieces in the most unlikely and entertaining ways imaginable.
DP are quite unlike anything else, being almost equal parts serious and silly, and always entertaining!
A celebration of music and song from the stage and silver screen.
Under the direction of Gillian Ash, Musicality Ladies’ Choir is pleased to return to The Georgian Theatre Royal with a summer concert packed full of songs from the silver screen, operatic highlights, musical favourites and Disney classics.
The Choir is delighted to welcome as their soloists, violinist Jonathan Sparey and alto Jennifer Ash.
Join us for an unforgettable musical evening!
In Shakespeare's day, when a company went on tour, a small group of actors would juggle a variety of roles in three or four plays from their extensive repertoire. The final choice of play would be left to the most powerful person of the household.
Following this tradition, the Globe Theatre is sending out a company of eight talented actors who will offer three plays to the most powerful person in the household, which in this case is the audience.
You will be asked to decide between three Shakespeare classics - The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night. The curtain will go up and the most popular choice will be performed.
Join us for an unforgettable experience with Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on Tour, who are making a very welcome return visit to The Georgian Theatre Royal.
Showcasing the work of pupils from The Rhythm and Shoes Dance Academy in Ravensworth, Richmond, this lively show will consist of dance numbers from some of the greatest movies of all time.
A proportion of the money raised from this show will be donated to Cancer Research.
In a world not unlike our own, a struggling family face a difficult decision, leading their children into the woods alone. But who is the mysterious old lady in the beautiful house, and should they follow her?
A reworking of a familiar tale performed by The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre Monday Junior Class, this is not Hansel and Gretel as you know it.
Moving out for the first time can be daunting, as the Three Little Pigs know. The competitive siblings start their own lives stalked by a ferocious wolf; but is he who he appears to be?
An adaptation of a story we all know well, performed by The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre Saturday Junior class, with a compelling twist in the tale.
The Belle View
Belle lives the life every teen dreams of; millions of followers, sponsors galore and worldwide fame; but is her life as perfect as it seems? A cautionary tale inspired by Beauty and The Beast.
Performed by The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre's Tuesday Middle Class, this play explores the meaning of vanity and questions why we put such a high value on our looks.
A mistreated sibling, fairy godmother and an amazing pair of shoes. Ash is a ‘rags to riches’ tale of a downtrodden teen and discusses the consequences of getting what you truly want. This modernised Cinderella story is far from traditional.
Performed by The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre's Saturday Middle Class, this rewrite promises to shock, entertain and most of all make you think.
Through the rabbit hole we find an alternative universe populated by talking rabbits, grinning cats and living playing cards. Alice negotiates her very troublesome journey with the help of friends she meets in her dreams. Now if she could only remember how she fell asleep in the first place, she might be able to wake up.
A musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic, Alice in Wonderland featuring music everyone will know and love. Performed by The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre Junior and Senior Musical Theatre Classes.
A young woman must make a dangerous journey to save the life of her ailing grandmother, facing terrifying predators along the way. Should she complete her task or tackle the wider problem in her society? A new version of a much-loved fable explores what it means to stand up for yourself when you have everything to lose. This Red Riding Hood is not for the faint-hearted.
Performed by The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre Tuesday Senior Class.
An anonymous artist makes a powerful pact when his masterpiece is stolen by a competitor. Travel into this twisted world with us to discover the meaning of revenge.
Performed by The Georgian Theatre Royal Saturday Senior Class, this Rumplestiltskin tale reminds us that all deals have consequences and that there really is magic in a name.
They say all political careers end in tears. In Gyles Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip comes to The Georgian Theatre Royal with his new one-man show Break a Leg!
This is Brandreth unleashed on the stars he's known and the theatre stories that have made him laugh – and, occasionally, cry. Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), Radio 4’s Just a Minute regular Gyles delivers a dazzling evening of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping.
“Incredibly funny, wildly indiscreet.” Daily Mail
“Very funny.” Sunday Times
“A dead-pan comic to rival Jack Dee.” Daily Telegraph
“Brilliant. A serious talent for making people laugh.” Daily Mirror
Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford ̶ only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers.
As acting worlds collide and Jefferson's career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself ̶ along with his inner Lear!
RADS present this terrific comedy packed with killer comic dialogue and plenty of twists and turns by the writers of Spitting Image and Harry Enfield and Chums.
We are delighted to announce that our next pantomime will be Sleeping Beauty and this traditional tale is sure to be a hit with audiences of all ages.
The Georgian Theatre Royal pantomimes are well-known throughout the region for the very best in festive entertainment. We promise star-quality performances, catchy songs, dazzling special effects and heaps of hilarious family-style fun.
This year, The Georgian Theatre Royal is delighted to be introducing a Relaxed Performance of Sleeping Beauty. It is open to everyone but is designed specifically for children, young people or any patrons with learning disabilities, additional support needs and those with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, as well as their parents, teachers or guardians - in fact, anyone who feels they would benefit from a less formal and more relaxed environment.
The performance will take place on Wednesday 19 December 2018 at 1.30pm. It is essentially the same show but with some small adjustments to the production to cater for people who feel they might not be able to attend a regular performance but still want to enjoy the magic of pantomime and a live theatre experience.
Special features include:
Reduced sound levels and no sudden loud noises
No strobe lighting or pyrotechnics are used and some special effects are changed
The house lights remain on in the auditorium
Auditorium doors are left open so you're free to come and go
Additional staff will be on hand to assist with seating and access around the Theatre.
All tickets are £10.50 (includes £1 restoration levy).
If you would like to talk through the suitability of the performance, then please contact the admin office on 01748 823710 and we will do our best to help.