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Film at the Frazer : Calendar Girls
Saturday 8 April 2017
Frazer Theatre Off High St Knaresborough HG50EQ
On Saturday 8th April at 2pm Film at the Frazer presents Calendar Girls.

Calendar Girls is a humorous and inspiring dramatisation of the true story of the Yorkshire Women’s Institute members who stripped for a charity calendar to raise funds for a local leukaemia unit, where a friends husband was treated until his death. Julie Walters plays Annie, whose husband dies of leukaemia and Helen Mirren plays her best friend Chris, the genius and driving force behind the calendar. The film also features roles from the hilarious Celia Imrie, Annette Crosbie, Penelope Wilton and Linda Bassett.

The film follows the loss of Annie’s husband, John, the spark of the calendar idea, their white wine fuelled photoshoot, the ensuing media frenzy as the world wakes up to Yorkshire’s very own calendar girls and the effects of their new found media fame on their friendships and families.

Admission is £3 and tickets are available on the door. For any enquiries please call 07835 927965. Doors will open at 1.30pm and the film starts at 2pm.

On the morning of 8th April we will also be showing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Film at the Frazer has been made possible through a grant from Harrogate Borough Council’s Small Grants Scheme with the aim of providing affordable cultural, social and intergenerational activities for the residents of Knaresborough.
Film at the Frazer : Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Saturday 8 April 2017
Frazer Theatre Off High St Knaresborough HG50EQ
On Saturday 8th April at 11am Film at the Frazer presents Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Kickstart your Easter holidays with a trip to chocolate heaven with this family favourite film starting Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.

Starring Gene Wilder in the title role, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory may not be the most faithful Roald Dahl adaptation to hit the big screen, but there’s a strong argument that it’s the best. Even Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, with their 2005 release Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, couldn’t come close to this 1971 musical version.

Even nearly four decades later, it’s a surprisingly dark yet ultimately utterly joyful film, as Charlie Bucket finds his golden ticket and gets to join four gruesome children on a tour of the factory of the film’s title. What’s more, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is packed with toe-tapping, memorable musical numbers, a terrific cast of young performers, and a memorable lead performance from Wilder. His Willy Wonka is a complex creation, veering unpredictably between likeable and quite sinister. And it’s a performance that sticks in the mind long, long after the credits have rolled.

Admission is £3 and tickets are available on the door. For any enquiries please call 07835 927965. Doors will open at 10:30 and the film starts at 11am.

On the afternoon of 8th April we will also be showing Calendar Girls.

Film at the Frazer has been made possible through a grant from Harrogate Borough Council’s Small Grants Scheme with the aim of providing affordable cultural, social and intergenerational activities for the residents of Knaresborough.


Frazer Theatre Comedy Club
Friday 5 May 2017
Frazer Theatre Off High St Knaresborough HG5 0EQ
On May 5th the Frazer Theatre Comedy Club presents its final show before our well-deserved Summer break (and the small matter of the Knaresborough Comedy Festival 2017…) with more of our trademark top-level laughs. As always, tickets are still just £10 in advance, £12 on the door while stocks last. Tickets are available from the Old Chemist Shop, call 07835 927965 or our online box office at www.frazertheatre.co.uk

Joining us this month are:

DAVE THOMPSON
Stand-up veteran Dave Thompson is probably best known for playing Tinky-Winky in the Teletubbies – especially after he was sacked in July 1997 because the BBC thought his interpretation of the role was ‘unacceptable’. As a live act, he has worked in the USA, Sweden, France, Ireland, Holland, The Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Croatia, Dubai, Oman, and The Falklands as well as on the British circuit. His absurdist physical humour led Ben Elton to write a role for him in his 2000 movie Maybe Babe. He is also a regular collaborator with Harry Hill, making several appearances on ITV’s The All New Harry Hill Show, Shark Infested Custard and TV Burp! and playing various roles in his stage shows Wild Horses and Hooves.

JAMES SHERWOOD
James Sherwood has become one of the country’s foremost comedy writers and continues to rapidly ascend the stand-up circuit. Having received the BBC Radio Entertainment writers’ bursary in 2008, James contributes humorous material to radio shows across the BBC, including The Now Show, The News Quiz and BBC7’s topical comedy sketch show, Tilt.

His debut Edinburgh show in 2006, ‘I Know What You Did Last Sunday’, was a total sell-out and was followed in similar fashion with 2007’s offering, ‘James Sherwood’s Somewhat Premature Review Of 2007’.

Having originally made a name for himself on the live circuit as a topical comic, in recent years James has incorporated a number of self-penned, original comic songs into his act. Although this involves lugging a keyboard around with him, it’s worth it – songs about grammatical inaccuracies and failed nightclub courtships have had audiences literally crying with laughter.

EDY HURST
A return visit to Knaresborough for one of the most entertaining new comedians we’ve seen in a good while. Charming, inventive and endlessly funny, Edy is one of our very favourite comedians and we are delighted to have him back at the comedy club bringing his quirky one-liners and well-crafted songs with him.

TOBY HADOKE
With a stand up career that spans over 15 years, Toby is one of the most respected MC’s and headline acts on the UK circuit. His quick wit and charming audience banter make him a disarming compere who can liven up any lacklustre crowd, or tame a feisty one, without him ever losing his unique comedy styling as a self-deprecatory and amusingly vexed curmudgeon that it’s impossible to dislike. Quick witted and a verbal craftsman, he’s also politically informed and a great improviser.
Morgan and West Parlour Tricks Magic Show
Friday 19 May 2017
Frazer Theatre Off High St Knaresborough HG50EQ
Morgan & West amaze and astound with their mind boggling magic!

On Friday 19th May 2016 join time travelling magic duo Morgan & West for an evening chock full of jaw dropping, brain bursting, gasp eliciting feats of magic.

Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician (ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The Slammer (CBBC). Join these practitioners of prestidigitation for an unforgettable evening of magic, mystery, and the unexplainable.

The dashing chaps offer up a plateful of illusion and impossibility, all served with wit, charm and no small amount of panache. Be sure to wear a hat – Morgan & West might just blow your mind!

Family friendly (7+). Contains sections which young children younger than 7 may not understand.

Tickets are £10 (£8 Over 60s/Under 16s) from our online box office at www.frazertheatre.co.uk

Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7.30pm.

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