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York Theatre Royal 2017

York Theatre Royal Spring Summer Brochure 2017
York Theatre Royal, St. Leonard’s Place, York YO1 7HD
Spring Summer Brochure 2017 (issuu.com)
yorktheatreroyal.co.uk
Box Office Tel: 01904 623 568
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York Literature Festival

York Literature Festival HUB
16 - 30 March 2017
Don’t forget the latest addition to the York Literature festival, appearing for the first time this year. HUB is coming to York Literature Festival for March 2017! Based at York Theatre Royal, HUB is at the very centre of the 2017 Festival. It’s where you can pick up information, buy tickets for our exciting Festival events and also get to know some of York’s very best writers as they showcase their work and put on a full programme of their own.

This year, HUB will provide a full schedule of poetry, prose and workshops. Plus there'll be stories for children, tales for tots, and readings for grown-ups by York novelists. And last but not least, we welcome a return of an old favourite, The York Lit Fest Book Fair! So whether you want big events or something local, drop into HUB, pick up a brochure and see what’s on offer. We’d love to see you!

Visit www.yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk where you can download a copy of the festival programme as well as the schedule of HUB events.
Goodnight Mr Tom

Goodnight Mr Tom
Wednesday 22 - Sunday 26 March 2017
Where: John Cooper Studio Theatre, 41 Monkgate, York
Michelle Magorian’s wonderfully uplifting story Goodnight Mister Tom is brought gloriously to life in this magical stage adaptation by David Wood.

Set during the build-up to the Second World War, it tells the story of a young evacuee, William Beech, who is sent from London to live in the countryside with a reclusive widower, Tom Oakley.

Tom has never got over the death of his wife 40 years earlier – but he is touched by the misery of the little evacuee who arrives ill-nourished, covered in bruises and unable to read.

The two forge a remarkable and heart-warming friendship as William learns to read and make friends – until he's suddenly summoned back to London by his formidable mother.

Tom is played by Craig Kirby, whose past roles with Pick Me Up include Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd, Samuel Byck in Assassins and Mr Briggs in Our Day Out. William is played by Jack Hambleton and fellow evacuee Zach by Zac Stewart.

Elanor Dunn – who brought Betty the pig to life in Pick Me Up's production of the musical Betty Blue Eyes – returns to create one of the play's most important characters, Mister Tom's loyal sheepdog Sammy. Tickets: pickmeuptheatre.com
York Community Choir Festival

York Community Choir Festival 2017
29 March - 1 April 2017
Theatre: Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Enjoy show tunes, standards, operetta, pop.... the list goes on. There is something for everyone as twenty community choirs of all shapes and sizes perform in five concerts. Join us to celebrate the joy of singing!

Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Haxby Road. YO31 8TA Show on Map
Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935
www..josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk
york shakespeare project

Henry VIII - YSP
30 March - 1 April 2017
King's Manor, York
Walk in the footsteps of Henry VIII in this promenade production at King's Manor.

Follow the courtly intrigues of Henry Tudor, Katherine of Aragon, Cardinal Wolsey and Anne Boleyn. Along the way, you will be invited to play the King's favourite card game, join him for a dance, and sing at a coronation accompanied by live music. Don't worry, participation is optional - if you can resist!

All of this will be presented in the historical venue that the real King Henry visited during his reign; King's Manor. Limited run - just four performances before it passes into history!

Performance Times & Dates:
Thursday 30th March - 7pm
Friday 31st March - 7pm
Saturday 1st April - 3pm matinee and final evening performance at 7pm
Tickets available at www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk
Flying Ducks Youth Theatre Peter Pan

Flying Ducks Youth Theatre Present - Peter Pan the Musical
Thursday 6 - Saturday 8 April 2017
Venue: Joseph Rowntree Theatre
“So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!”
An exciting proposition from the all youth cast of Flying Ducks Youth Theatre, presenting Peter Pan the Musical at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th April 7.30pm (plus Saturday matinee 2.30pm)

J.M. Barrie’s masterful story shines especially brightly with a rich score that includes such beloved songs as “Come Away, Come Away,” and “Don’t say Goodbye”.” A delightful musical featuring singing pirates, daring sword-fights, and fantastical make-believe, Peter Pan is a story that is filled with magic, delight, and just a fairy dusting of heartbreak.

Tickets now on sale: £10 adults, £8 concessions
Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 501935
or www.josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk
York Stage Musicals

Rock of Ages
Friday 7 - Saturday 15 April 2016
Grand Opera House, Cumberland St, York YO1 9SW
Courtesy of York Stage Musicals. This hilarious 80s themed musical features legendary 80s songs including Don’t Stop Believin’, We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Wanted Dead or Alive, Here I Go Again, Can’t Fight This Feeling and I Want To Know What Love Is – all performed live.

Tickets

Grand Opera House York

Footloose

Footloose 2-6 May 2017


Doctor Dolittle
Wednesday 26 - Saturday 29 April 2017
Venue: Joseph Rowntree Theatre
This classic tale of kindness to (and by) animals trots, crawls, and flies onto the stage as the Broadway-sized family musical arrives in York. The Doctor that can talk to the animals takes the audience on a journey from the small English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh to the far corners of the world.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Haxby Road. YO31 8TA Show on Map
Tel 01904 50 1935
www.josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk


Right Here Right Now
Friday 28 April 2017
Friargate Theatre, Lower Friargate, York, YO31 7NU
"Fast, funny, unpredictable and chaotic. This show…should be added to every comedy fan’s calendar" (York Mix)

Join us for out monthly night of comic chaos where anything can happen.Watch as our band of improvisers take your ideas and play them for laughs as they compete to win the coveted Right Here Right Now crown! Extremely competitive, extremely surprising & extremely silly we promise you a glorious evening of hand-crafted, ethically sourced, organic comedy made just the way you like it. Book now, it won’t be the same without you…

Friday 28 April: 7.30pm / Tickets: £5
Box Office: 01904 613000 Tickets
Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan

Four Weddings and a Funeral
Saturday 13 May 2017
Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company return to The Joseph Rowntree Theatre with a selection of Gilbert and Sullivan favourites, set around a Four Weddings and a Funeral Theme.

With pieces from The Mikado, The Gondoliers, Patience and The Yeomen of the Guard, there will be something for everyone to enjoy as they look at some of the most joyful (and occasionally less joyful) aspects of Gilbert and Sullivan’s work.

Tickets are available from The Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office (online or 01904 5091935), priced at £10 for adults; £9 for concessions, with under 16s free.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Haxby Road. YO31 8TA Show on Map
Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935
www..josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk


Shakespeare's Henry IV: A Pub Wake
Sunday 14 - Thursday 18 May 2017
Where: Eagle And Child, High Petergate
The King is Dead. Long live the King!
Join Falstaff, Hal and the regulars at the Boar's Head Tavern to raise a glass to the dear departed.

Through music, tears and laughter, Bronzehead follow their critically acclaimed Richard II with Shakespeare's elegy to the young and the old in the face of death. Here's to bad role models and wasted lives, absent fathers and prodigal sons.

"One of the highlights of the York Shakespeare scene."
- One & Other Magazine

All performances start at 7.30pm
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes, including intervals.

Tickets from York Theatre Royal: here
Comedy

John Kearns and Lloyd Griffith Double Headliner
Monday 15 May 2017
The Crescent Community Venue
Even Better Comedy is proud to present our first show at The Crescent Community Venue, a great 200 seater room with fantastic beer prices and hosts to look after you well. John Kearns and Lloyd Griffith both doing a work in progress shows with a special guest MC for the evening. Tickets Available here


Andy Hamilton: Change Management
Tuesday 16 May 2017
Central Methodist Church, York
Award winning comedian and comedy writer, and the man behind some of the finest TV and radio comedies of our time, Andy Hamilton, is so highly in demand that he must return to the road once again with his sell-out show, Change Management.

In his 60 years on this planet, Andy has experienced many changes. For instance, he was once a 6’4” tall professional basketball player, until a tree fell on him. But, of course, change is an inescapable part of the human condition. Why? Is that fair? Some changes are good, some bad. Why can’t they be more clearly labelled? How did we end up working longer hours? Where did all the sparrows go? If you’re feeling flustered because of flux, Andy will teach you how to cope with the changes we have seen and the changes yet to come. Contains mild peril.

Andy is co-creator / writer of Outnumbered (BBC1), What We Did On Our Holiday (BBC Films), Ballot Monkeys (Channel 4) and Drop The Dead Donkey (Channel 4), star of Old Harry's Game (Radio 4) and regular guest on The News Quiz, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, Have I Got News For You, QI as well as numerous other TV and radio credits.

Andy’s debut novel, The Star Witness, was released via Outbound last year.
Up Pompeii
Thursday 18 - Saturday 20 May 2017
Where: Bishopthorpe Village Hall
'Yay, Yay and Thrice Yay'
Based on the original characters of the BBC comedy Lurcio the slave, Senna the Soothsayer, Ammonia, Voluptua and the rest of the cast are back in this hilarious romp through ancient Pompeii with jokes, puns, innuendo, and misunderstandings a-plenty.

As Lurcio attempts to deliver his prologue and begin proceedings, he’s quickly caught up in the myriad of sexual liaisons in all quarters of his master’s house. Why does Ludicrus not leave for the Senate meeting in Rome? Why does his wife return so quickly from the country? Who will take care of the escaped slave girl, Voluptua, and will Nausius’s love poetry improve? The answer to all these questions can be found in the Ebor Players uproarious production.

Tickets are £10 and available online: Tickets or by telephone: 07842 999847.
Please note this is only suitable for those 18 years+.


Right Here Right Now
Friday 19 May 2017
Friargate Theatre, Lower Friargate, York, YO31 7NU
"Fast, funny, unpredictable and chaotic. This show…should be added to every comedy fan’s calendar" (York Mix)

Join us for out monthly night of comic chaos where anything can happen. Watch as our band of improvisers take your ideas and play them for laughs as they compete to win the coveted Right Here Right Now crown! Extremely competitive, extremely surprising & extremely silly we promise you a glorious evening of hand-crafted, ethically sourced, organic comedy made just the way you like it. Book now, it won’t be the same without you…

Friday 19 May: 7.30pm / Tickets: £5
Box Office: 01904 613000
ridinglights.org


Susan Calman: The Calman Before the Storm
Friday 19 May 2017
Central Methodist Church, York
Following a total sell-out Fringe run before the Fringe had even started, swiftly followed by a sell-out two-week run at London’s Soho Theatre, one of Scotland’s and Radio 4’s most beloved comedians is ready to rip through all preconceptions of her once and for all as she tours her newest show The Calman Before the Storm.

Be prepared; there’s a storm coming, and it’s in the form of a tiny lady with nothing to lose. Susan is set to set the record straight, to give it to the man (whoever he is). She is constantly referred to as very Radio 4 (see above) yet, working out the percentage of airtime she actually gets on the station she is, in fact, not on the station enough. She is thought of as polite, well-mannered, yet she has been known to swear. She is on CBBC a lot and children love her, yet her 4 year old niece is the most terrifying human being she can imagine. She also challenges assumptions about her political stance, her height, her nationality and her sexuality.
Talking Heads, Alan Bennett

Talking Heads by Alan Bennett
Friday 9 & Saturday 10 June 2017
Venue: Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Rowntree Players return to Alan Bennett’s darkly comical and reflective monologues with three new takes on three classic monologues. Each brought to life by a brand new director. Support some of York’s best emerging talent whilst enjoying the prose one of the UK’s best writers. Tickets from rowntreeplayers.co.uk
York Theatre Royal 2017

Jack and the Beanstalk
December 2017
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
yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

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