Miracle On 34th Street
📅 Wednesday 13 - Sunday 17 November 2019
Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Haxby Road, York YO31 8TA
Miracle on 34th Street is a Christmas musical fantasy based on the film of the same name. The stage version follows the same storyline as the film only with amazing songs to complete the adventure.
The musical is based in Macy's, the world famous department store in New York. Just before the Macy's Thanksgiving parade a stranger arrives and saves the day by taking the part of Santa Claus in the parade. He was so convincing that the store asked him to play the part in their Christmas Grotto, but a young girl who does not believe in Santa Claus at all sees something in this old gentleman. "What's your name?" she asks. "Kris Kringle" he replies. "Where do you live?". "The North Pole". She suspects something is not right.... but what?
Rumours start to fly that he is just a crazy old man, insane or, in fact, the real Santa Claus.
As this fantastic musical unfolds you have to decide... DO YOU BELIEVE IN SANTA CLAUS, OR NOT. Only you can decide, but we can promise you at the end you can EXPECT A MIRACLE.
Haxby Road. YO31 8TA Show on Map
Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 501935
When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell
14 -16 November at 7.30pm, matinee 16 November at 2.30pm
Venue: John Cooper Studio at 41 Monkgate, York , YO31 7PB
Box office: 01904 623568 or at yorktheatreroyal.co.uk
Tickets: £15, £10 concessions (means tested benefit/student)
2 full price tickets for £25
An amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.
Please note: The play includes content which some may find distressing.
No less than 14+ age is suggested.
Scrooge The Musical
📅 26 November - 1 December 2019
Grand Opera House York
FESTIVE FAMILY FUN WITH SCROOGE THE MUSCIAL!
Say goodbye to Bah! Humbug and get into the festive spirit with Pick Me Up’s big winter show of 2019 - Scrooge The Musical.
Based on Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas Carol, Scrooge tells the tale of old miser Ebeneezer on the night he’s visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come.
Can he be turned from sourpuss to saint? What will happen to Tiny Tim? Will everyone have a merry Christmas after all? Come and find out in this all-singing, all-dancing (all-flying!) musical for the whole family.
Bricusse first adapted A Christmas Carol for the 1970 film musical Scrooge! starring Albert Finney. He was nominated for an Academy Award for the score and the song Thank You Very Much.
Mark Hird (whose previous Pick Me Up roles include Captain Mainwaring in Dad’s Army, Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady and Uncle Fester in The Addams Family) plays Scrooge, Rory Mulvihill (Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, Sergeant Wilson in Dad’s Army and Captain Teri Dennis in Privates on Parade) is the jolly Ghost of Christmas Present, and Alan Park plays Scrooge’s long-suffering clerk Bob Cratchit.
The show is directed by Robert Readman, choreography is by Iain Harvey, and the musical director is Sam Johnson.
Grand Opera House York November 26-December 1. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday.
🎟️ Tickets from here
or Box Office 0844 8713024
Opening night £5 off per ticket with code SCROOGE5
Thursday matinee 2-FOR-1 tickets with code SCROOGEMAT
Sunday night 2-FOR-1 tickets with code SCROOGESUN
Photograph by David Harrison
Sat 7 December 2019 - Sat 25 January 2020
York Theatre Royal, St. Leonard's Place.
York’s much-loved pantomime family returns with Martin Barrass, Suzy Cooper, A.J Powell and the dastardly David Leonard in a spectacular new show for the whole family. Join us again this year for what promises to be a magical Christmas treat, spinning together hilarious gags, stunning costumes, sparkling sets, thrilling choreography and foot-tapping songs.
The first ever Christmas pantomime here was Sleeping Beauty in 1862 and we return to that title for this year's all-singing, all-dancing, all-laughter show. Booking is now open with an early bird offer
York Theatre Royal
St. Leonard’s Place, York YO1 7HD
Box Office Tel: 01904 623 568
★ Photo of York Theatre Royal
📅 7 December - 14 December 2019
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Rowntree Players will be celebrating 10 years of writing their own pantomime this year when they return to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre in December with Sinbad.
Between 7 and 14 December you can join Sinbad, his brother, Gilly, and his mother, Dame Tilly Tinbad, as they voyage the five seas in a race against time to prevent Abadun, Pirate Queen, becoming ruler of the whole world.
Featuring local gags, local talent, dazzling sets and costumes, vibrant song and dance, soaking slapstick and more, be sure not to miss out on this rollicking romp of a family pantomime.
Tickets from josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk
A Nativity For York
📅 Thursday 12 - Sunday 15 December 2019
The Spurriergate Centre, York
A dramatisation from York’s medieval Mystery Plays of the Nativity of Christ. Performed by community actors and musicians and directed by Philip Parr of parrabola.co.uk. Escape the Christmas frenzy and join us for this hour long production of an extraordinary event.
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
📅 Fri 13 December 2019 - Sat 4 January 2020
Grand Opera House York
Pickup the latest programme from the box office.
Address: Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
A Christmas Carol
📅 Tuesday 17 - Thursday 19 December 2019
Venue: Merchant Taylors Hall, York
The Christmas Spirits are alive across the North East and Yorkshire this December as the incredible Life and Limb Puppets and award-winning Theatre Space North East return with the timeless Dickensian tale; A Christmas Carol. Featuring stunning, larger than life puppetry, atmospheric live music, mischievous sprites and a sprinkling of ghoulish Christmas cheer, it promises to be a festive family night out like no other.
This year, the tour will include 36 shows across the 7 venues, so audiences throughout the region have a chance to join wicked to the bone Ebenezer Scrooge on a December night they aren’t going to forget in a hurry. 🎟️ Tickets
The ‘Solidly Enjoyable’ (The Stage) show, a mix of traditional storytelling and quirky staging, will plunge audiences into the heart of Dickensian London as beloved characters interact with theatre goers and their puppet friends. The tale of greed, poverty and the everlasting hope that comes from a good helping of Christmas spirit has delighted the public since the 1800s and the team behind the show have plenty of surprises up their sleeves to bring the classic story to life.