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York Theatre Royal 2017

York Theatre Royal
St. Leonard’s Place, York YO1 7HD
Autumn / Winter Brochure 2017
• Box Office Tel: 01904 623 568
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York Theatre Royal

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Gilbert O'Sullivan at York Grand Opera House
Wednesday 20 September 2017
One of the industry's true legends, 2017 will mark an astonishing 50 years since Gilbert O'Sullivan made his first foray into the music business with the release of his debut single 'Disappear'. It launched O'Sullivan on a career that is still thriving five decades later - seeing him dominate the charts in the seventies and continue to enjoy success and acclaim to the present day. Enjoy every facet of his history in this new live show, Including classics such as Alone Again Naturally, Nothing Rhymed, Clair, Matrimony and Get Down as well as songs from the latest album Latin Ala G, including the recent hit singles No Way and I Guess I’ll Always Love You.
Following a sell out tour in February 2016; performing a concert for BBC Radio 2 with the 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra and the UK chart success of his 2016 Essential Collection album, which reached number 11, Gilbert will be back on the road in 2017 to celebrate his five decades of music. (This is the rescheduled date from March that was postponed due to illness)


The Yeomen of the Guard
Thursday 21 - Saturday 23 September 2017
The Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company return to The Joseph Rowntree Theatre with a fully-staged production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most dramatic work.

The Yeomen of the Guard was the closest the highly prolific and successful partnership came to writing a grand opera together and went some way to satisfying Sullivan’s desire to write more about human interest and emotion, and avoid fanciful plots.

A pair of strolling players – Elsie Maynard (a singer) and Jack Point (a Jester) – become caught up in a risky intrigue at The Tower of London.

Colonel Fairfax, a soldier and scientist, has been sentenced to death on a false charge of sorcery. To avoid leaving his estate to his accuser (a cousin) and with the help of the Lieutenant of the Tower, he secretly marries Elsie, who agrees to be blindfolded during the ceremony and expects to be a well-paid widow within the hour.

Aided by former compatriot Yeoman Sergeant Meryll and his family, Fairfax "disappears", leaving the Tower folk in confusion and Elsie as his wife. Jack Point, who is in love with Elsie and has contrived to manipulate everything to his own advantage, is left in utter despair when Fairfax, finally pardoned, reveals his true identity and claims his bride.

Directed by Steve Aylmer, who has over 50 years’ experience of performing and directing Gilbert and Sullivan works, alongside Musical Director Jessica Douglas, this is sure to be another highly successful production from Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company.

Performances run from Thursday, 21 September to Saturday, 23 September 2017, starting at 7:30pm each evening, plus a Saturday Matinee at 2:30pm.

Tickets are priced at £12.50 (Adults); £10 (Concessions), with under 16s free, and are available from The Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office: 01904 501935 or online at

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Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Haxby Road. YO31 8TA Show on Map
Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 501935
Dirty Dancing

An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show
Friday 22 September 2017
Grand Opera House York
Now in its 7th record-breaking year, An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is a 5 star homage to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time. The original concert celebration of the iconic music from the multi-award winning soundtrack to Dirty Dancing. A high energy, emotional roller-coaster of an evening with breath-taking choreography and buckets of nostalgia. Includes the classic songs Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, and many more.


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Pick Me Up Theatre - The Full Monty

Pick Me Up Theatre - The Full Monty
Friday 22 - Saturday 30 September 2017
Venue: 41 Monkgate, York
Twenty years on from the huge success of the film The Full Monty, Pick Me Up Theatre presents the acclaimed Broadway musical version. The musical relocates the action to the United States but tells the same wonderful story of a group of unemployed men who decide to earn money by putting on an even better strip act than the Chippendales. Inspired by how much their wives are prepared to pay to go and see the Chippendales, they decide they'll go further and do "the full monty". Tickets
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Jackson - Live in Concert
Wednesday 27 September 2017
Grand Opera House York
Jackson - Live in Concert sees long-time fan and hugely talented Ben recreate the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of all his favourite songs.


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Grand Opera House York Theatre Programme
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Address: Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
Joseph Rowntree Theatre

York Proms Against Cancer
30 September - 1 October 2017
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
A weekend of first-class music bringing the West End to York. Saturday features York Swings Against Cancer, a matinee and an evening performance taking you through some of the best-loved musicals and featuring a wealth of talent from local theatre companies.

York Swings Against Cancer

Sunday sees the return of York Swings Against Cancer with a matinee and evening performance featuring the Sam Johnson Big Band and local singers performing swing classics. The last three shows have sold out!
Tickets for both events are available from the Joseph Rowntree theatre, priced just £15. Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935
Son of a Preacher Man

Son of a Preacher Man
Tuesday 3 - Saturday 7 October 2017
Venue: Grand Opera House York
Featuring the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield and starring EastEnders and Coronation Street star Ian Reddington, Diana Vickers and Debra Stephenson. Directed and choreographed by Strictly's Craig Revel Horwood.

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My Fair Lady
Monday 20 - Saturday 25 November 2017
Grand Opera House, York
Pick Me Up's second classic musical for 2017 is the glorious My Fair Lady - the story of irascible Henry Higgins and Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle, who he bets he can transform into a duchess.

Based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, it features one of musical theatre's greatest scores - by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. The wonderful songs include Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?, With a Little Bit of Luck, The Rain in Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, Get Me to the Church on Time, and I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.

York Theatre Royal 2017

Jack and the Beanstalk
14 December 2017 - 3 February 2018
York Theatre Royal
Tickets for this year's York Theatre Royal Pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, go on sale on March 1 in person only. Box Office open from 9am. Phone sales open March 2 from 10am.

Berwick Kaler at York Theatre Royal

Box Office Tel. 01904 623568

Panto - Beauty and the Beast
15 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
Grand Opera House York
Starring iconic boy band Blue’s ANTONY COSTA, Home & Away’s LYNNE Mc GRANGER, Coronation Street’s KEN MORLEY and returning by popular demand the one and only DEBBIE McGEE, Emmerdale’s STUART WADE and Britain’s classiest dame STEVE WICKENDEN! This classic magical story features a Handsome Prince, a Beautiful Girl, a Fearful Beast and a very Wicked Witch. Heroic deeds, abundant adventure, true love, crazy comedy, glittering costumes, mayhem and make-believe, plus dazzling special effects.


Robin Hood And The Babes In The Wood
Thursday 21 - Sunday 31 December 2017
York Barbican
Shane Lynch from the multi-million selling band Boyzone will team up with stars from EastEnders, Corrie, and pop, for the spectacular family pantomime, Robin Hood And The Babes In The Wood.

In the city's biggest ever line up of stars, Shane will be joined by an array of celebrity pop talent, including Ben Adams from BRIT Award winning band A1, in the title role. EastEnders' Fatboy Ricky Norwood, and star of Coronation Street, Brookside and The Royal, Michael Starke, join the cast as comic and dame.

90's singing sensations Lolly, aka Anna Kumble (Hey Mickey) plays the fairy, and Ben Ofoedu from Phats and Small (Turn Around) plays Little John, along with The Voice star Jaz Ellington as Friar Tuck, completing the star studded cast. A fabulous live band, and stunning sets and costumes will all feature in this spectacular production.

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