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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.
Painting the Theatre: Garrick in Action
A talk by Véronique Gerard Powell
Monday 5th June at 7.30pm
The Paul Iles Learning Centre
To mark the 300th anniversary of the birth of England's best-known actor from the eighteenth-century, David Garrick (1717-1779), the Bowes Museum is presenting an exhibition of paintings that represent Garrick in action.
International art historian and guest curator at the Bowes, Véronique Gerard Powell, will speak about the way that the exhibition was put together. At the centre of the display are two paintings by Johann Zoffany (1733-1810) that were recently acquired by the Museum. These two paintings, were commissioned by Garrick, and show: David Garrick and Mrs Cibber as Jaffier and Belvidera in ‘Venice Preserv’d’ and David Garrick and Mary Bradshaw in David Garrick’s ‘The Farmer’s Return’. Through these, and the other paintings, engravings, contemporary mezzotints and theatrical paraphernalia that make up the exhibition, Véronique will consider how artists depicted the ‘theatrical action’, and how these representations encouraged the emerging phenomenon of ‘celebrity’.
Tickets: £5 to include a glass of wine
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.
Click your heels together and transport yourself to the wonderful world of Oz! This year’s pantomime is based on the much-loved story of Dorothy and her friends the Lion, Scarecrow, Tin Woodman and, of course, Toto the dog. This centuries-old tale has captivated generations and is sure to be a hit with audiences of all ages, from those who remember the original 1939 movie to those who are taking the yellow brick road for the first time.
Over the years, The Georgian Theatre Royal has built up an enviable reputation for its pantomimes, which are well-known throughout the region for the very best in festive entertainment. We promise star-quality performances, catchy songs, dazzling special effects and oodles of hilarious family-style fun.
So, shut your eyes and repeat three times …. ‘There’s no place like the Georgian’. We’ll do the rest!