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Thursday 22, February

Mike and Millie's Winter Wonderland

Mike and Millie's Winter Wonderland

Thursday 22, February

One Life

One Life

TBCmoderate threat

Thursday 22, February

Friday 23, February

A Brief History of Music

A Brief History of Music

Friday 23, February

Saturday 24, February

Kinky Boots The Musical

Kinky Boots The Musical

12Amoderate bad language, sex references, discriminatory terms

Saturday 24, February

Tuesday 27, February

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 27, February

National Theatre Live: Vanya

National Theatre Live: Vanya

TBCstrong language

Tuesday 27, February

Friday 1, March

Boys in the Boat

Boys in the Boat

12Amoderate bad language

Friday 1, March

Saturday 2, March

Christina Martin

Christina Martin

Saturday 2, March

Tuesday 5, March

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 5, March

Boys in the Boat

Boys in the Boat

12Amoderate bad language

Tuesday 5, March

Thursday 7, March

Boys in the Boat

Boys in the Boat

12Amoderate bad language

Thursday 7, March

My Mountain Life by Simon Yates

My Mountain Life by Simon Yates

Thursday 7, March

Friday 8, March

The Colour Purple

The Colour Purple

TBCdomestic abuse, sexual violence references, language, sex, discrimination

Friday 8, March

Saturday 9, March

Alfie Moore: A Face for Radio

Alfie Moore: A Face for Radio

Saturday 9, March

Tuesday 12, March

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 12, March

The Colour Purple

The Colour Purple

TBCdomestic abuse, sexual violence references, language, sex, discrimination

Tuesday 12, March

Thursday 14, March

The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

Thursday 14, March

Friday 15, March

My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th

My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th

PGmild bad language, sex references, references to discrimination

Friday 15, March

Saturday 16, March

Migration

Migration

Uvery mild threat, violence, rude humour

Saturday 16, March

The Colour Purple

The Colour Purple

TBCdomestic abuse, sexual violence references, language, sex, discrimination

Saturday 16, March

Tuesday 19, March

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 19, March

Moya Brennan

Moya Brennan

Tuesday 19, March

Thursday 21, March

The Trials of Cato

The Trials of Cato

Thursday 21, March

Friday 22, March

The Zone of Interest

The Zone of Interest

12AHolocaust theme, disturbing scenes, racism, moderate sex references

Friday 22, March

Saturday 23, March

The Zone of Interest

The Zone of Interest

12AHolocaust theme, disturbing scenes, racism, moderate sex references

Saturday 23, March

Sunday 24, March

Brighouse & Rastrick Band

Brighouse & Rastrick Band

Sunday 24, March

Tuesday 26, March

Migration

Migration

Uvery mild threat, violence, rude humour

Tuesday 26, March

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 26, March

Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Madama Butterfly

Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Madama Butterfly

PG

Tuesday 26, March

Thursday 28, March

Thornton le Dale Ukuleles

Thornton le Dale Ukuleles

Thursday 28, March

Migration

Migration

Uvery mild threat, violence, rude humour

Thursday 28, March

Tuesday 2, April

The Jungle Bunch World Tour

The Jungle Bunch World Tour

TBC

Tuesday 2, April

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 2, April

National Theatre Live: The Motive and the Cue

National Theatre Live: The Motive and the Cue

TBC

Tuesday 2, April

Wednesday 3, April

The Jungle Bunch World Tour

The Jungle Bunch World Tour

TBC

Wednesday 3, April

Thursday 4, April

The Jungle Bunch World Tour

The Jungle Bunch World Tour

TBC

Thursday 4, April

Jessica Fostekew: Mettle

Jessica Fostekew: Mettle

Thursday 4, April

Friday 5, April

Dune: Part Two

Dune: Part Two

TBC

Friday 5, April

Titanic: The Musical

Titanic: The Musical

12A

Friday 5, April

Saturday 6, April

Dune: Part Two

Dune: Part Two

TBC

Saturday 6, April

Tuesday 9, April

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 9, April

Dune: Part Two

Dune: Part Two

TBC

Tuesday 9, April

Thursday 11, April

John Robb

John Robb

Thursday 11, April

Friday 12, April

Animals 60th Anniversary Tour

Animals 60th Anniversary Tour

Friday 12, April

Saturday 13, April

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers

Saturday 13, April

The Long Rider

The Long Rider

Saturday 13, April

Sunday 14, April

Royal Ballet 2023/24 Season: Macmillan Celebrated

Royal Ballet 2023/24 Season: Macmillan Celebrated

12A

Sunday 14, April

Tuesday 16, April

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 16, April

Bob Marley: One Love

Bob Marley: One Love

TBCdrug use, moderate violence, infrequent strong language

Tuesday 16, April

Thursday 18, April

Bob Marley: One Love

Bob Marley: One Love

TBCdrug use, moderate violence, infrequent strong language

Thursday 18, April

Maya de Vitry

Maya de Vitry

Thursday 18, April

Friday 19, April

Alison Spittle: Soup

Alison Spittle: Soup

Friday 19, April

Saturday 20, April

Nick Helm’s Super Fun Good Time Show

Nick Helm’s Super Fun Good Time Show

Saturday 20, April

Tuesday 23, April

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 23, April

Thursday 25, April

Sean Taylor Trio

Sean Taylor Trio

Thursday 25, April

Friday 26, April

Russell Kane: HyperActive

Russell Kane: HyperActive

Friday 26, April

Saturday 27, April

Drive-Away Dolls

Drive-Away Dolls

15very strong language, strong sex references, sex, nudity, violence

Saturday 27, April

Sunday 28, April

Royal Ballet 2023/24 Season: Swan Lake

Royal Ballet 2023/24 Season: Swan Lake

TBC

Sunday 28, April

Tuesday 30, April

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 30, April

COPA 71

COPA 71

PGdiscrimination, mild sex references, language

Tuesday 30, April

Wednesday 1, May

Sustainable Fashion Show

Sustainable Fashion Show

Wednesday 1, May

Thursday 2, May

Drive-Away Dolls

Drive-Away Dolls

15very strong language, strong sex references, sex, nudity, violence

Thursday 2, May

Sunday 5, May

Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Carmen

Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Carmen

TBC

Sunday 5, May

Tuesday 7, May

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 7, May

National Theatre Live: Nye

National Theatre Live: Nye

TBC

Tuesday 7, May

Thursday 9, May

Jah Wobble and the Invaders of the Heart

Jah Wobble and the Invaders of the Heart

Thursday 9, May

Friday 10, May

An American in Paris The Musical

An American in Paris The Musical

PGmild bad language

Friday 10, May

Saturday 11, May

Catrin Finch & Aoife Ni Bhriain

Catrin Finch & Aoife Ni Bhriain

Saturday 11, May

Tuesday 14, May

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 14, May

Friday 17, May

Ria Lina: Riawakening

Ria Lina: Riawakening

Friday 17, May

Saturday 18, May

Richard Herring: Can I Have My Ball Back?

Richard Herring: Can I Have My Ball Back?

Saturday 18, May

Tuesday 21, May

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 21, May

Sunday 26, May

Royal Ballet 2023/24 Season: The Winter's Tale

Royal Ballet 2023/24 Season: The Winter's Tale

TBC

Sunday 26, May

Tuesday 28, May

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 28, May

Wednesday 29, May

Nurse Georgie Carroll: Sista Flo 2.0

Nurse Georgie Carroll: Sista Flo 2.0

Wednesday 29, May

Thursday 30, May

Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Message In A Bottle

Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Message In A Bottle

E

Thursday 30, May

Saturday 1, June

The Firework Maker's Daughter

The Firework Maker's Daughter

Saturday 1, June

Patrick Monahan: Exclusively

Patrick Monahan: Exclusively

Saturday 1, June

Tuesday 4, June

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 4, June

Friday 7, June

42nd Street The Musical

42nd Street The Musical

PGmild innuendo, language

Friday 7, June

Tuesday 11, June

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 11, June

Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Andrea Chénier

Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Andrea Chénier

TBC

Tuesday 11, June

Tuesday 18, June

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 18, June

Tuesday 25, June

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 25, June

Sunday 30, June

Graffiti Classics

Graffiti Classics

Sunday 30, June

Tuesday 2, July

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 2, July

Thursday 4, July

Scotland's Night Sky

Scotland's Night Sky

Thursday 4, July

Tuesday 9, July

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 9, July

Tuesday 16, July

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 16, July

Tuesday 23, July

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 23, July

Tuesday 30, July

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 30, July

Thursday 5, September

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Peacock

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Peacock

Thursday 5, September

Thursday 26, September

Keith James: The Music of Yusuf Cat Stevens

Keith James: The Music of Yusuf Cat Stevens

Thursday 26, September

Friday 27, September

The Manfreds Hits & More in ‘24

The Manfreds Hits & More in ‘24

Friday 27, September

Friday 11, October

Attention All Shipping

Attention All Shipping

Friday 11, October

Saturday 26, October

Henry Normal and Nigel Planer

Henry Normal and Nigel Planer

Saturday 26, October

Saturday 23, November

The South

The South

Saturday 23, November

42nd Street The Musical

42nd Street The Musical

PGmild innuendo, language

42nd Street, the legendary Broadway musical theatre classic, is a ‘glorious’ (Express) and ‘utterly moreish extravaganza of glitz’ (Times). Telling the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway, this is the largest ever staging of the Tony Award-winning musical and it was filmed live at the magnificent Theatre Royal in the heart of London’s West End. Starring national treasure Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brock and featuring iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re In The Money and Lullaby of Broadway, this is pure magic on the big screen.

Friday 7, June

A Brief History of Music

A Brief History of Music

The latest show from acclaimed musicians Chris Green and Sophie Matthews takes in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century (and incorporating everything in between!) this fun and fast moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history. Featuring long forgotten songs and tunes (not to mention jokes!) Chris and Sophie paint a vibrant and vivid picture of our musical DNA, mixing the familiar and the obscure, the raucous and the reflective and the courtly and the commonplace. The show combines the vigour of the medieval period, the musical intricacy of the Renaissance, the grandeur of the Baroque and the pomp and bombast of Victoriana. Add to that the wit of Blackadder and 1066 And All That and the stage is set for a veritable musical feast! Complete with a bewildering array of instruments such as cittern, rauschpfeife and virginal (and that’s just the first 100 years!) ‘A Brief History of Music‘ uses tunes, songs and humour to take you on a musical journey from which you won’t want to return!

Friday 23, February

Alfie Moore: A Face for Radio

Alfie Moore: A Face for Radio

Somewhere in a parallel universe little Alfie’s natural comedic performance skills were recognised by his doting parents who encouraged and developed his blossoming talent. After several years as a stage school brat Alfie’s angelic face was launched on stage and screen and the rest is history. Meanwhile, in this universe Alfie Moore was told to stop messing about in class before being ‘encouraged’ into the grinding, grimy world of an apprenticeship in the Sheffield steelworks. When recession hit he traded steel for copper by joining Humberside Police. In his 40s the two universes collided when Alfie made a bid for showbiz success - but unfortunately 30 years of shift-work and being punched in the face quite a lot, had left him with ‘a face for radio’. A face not so much ‘lived in’ as inhabited by a settlement of squatters with little regard to property maintenance and repair. This is the true story of ‘Fair Cop’ Alfie’s big plan to transition from the BBC radio waves to TV star. Could it be done? Or had Father Time decided that his time had passed? “…offbeat, revealing and very funny” *****Daily Mail “…thoroughly engaging, endlessly funny. His charisma shines through as bright and colourful as a twirling blue light. Mature Times

Saturday 9, March

Alison Spittle: Soup

Alison Spittle: Soup

Comedian du jour Alison Spittle is simmering with jokes and probably rage, she doesn't know what the burning sensation is. This silly goose has appeared on Off Menu, You're Dead To Me, Guilty Feminist, The Gargle. She's the co-host of BBC Sounds' hugely popular Wheel of Misfortune podcast with Kerry Katona. Voted one of British Comedy Guide's best reviewed artists of the Fringe, Alison - formerly tour support for Maria Bamford and Fern Brady - heads out on her own.

Friday 19, April

An American in Paris The Musical

An American in Paris The Musical

PGmild bad language

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the Oscar winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin (including the classic hits, Wonderful and I Got Rhythm), stunning designs and show-stopping choreography, this incredible production received a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from the critics.

Friday 10, May

Animals 60th Anniversary Tour

Animals 60th Anniversary Tour

2024 will mark the 60th anniversary of The Animals self-titled debut album. The band exploded on to the scene in the sixties with their classic versions of Boom Boom, Around and Around, and The Right Time. This year will also be the 60th anniversary of the single The House of The Rising Sun, a seminal crossover hit that changed popular music forever. The Animals And Friends features the original drummer and founding member of The Animals, John Steel, plus Danny Handley on guitar and lead vocal, Barney Williams on keys (Milltown Brothers), and Norman Helm (Jerry Donahue) on bass. With over 20 global top ten hits, expect a fantastic show of pure classics including We Gotta Get Out of This Place, Baby Let Me Take You Home and more. Come and join the boys for an evening of fantastic rhythm ‘n blues and celebrate the amazing career of the living legend John Steel.

Friday 12, April

Attention All Shipping

Attention All Shipping

Attention All Shipping - A Celebration of the Shipping Forecast As the shipping forecast reaches its centenary Charlie Connelly’s hilarious, informative celebration brings the broadcast vividly to life. Charlie explores its remarkable history, unlocks its mysteries and tells riproaring stories of his own adventures among the sea areas, ensuring the forecast will never sound the same again.

Friday 11, October

Bob Marley: One Love

Bob Marley: One Love

TBCdrug use, moderate violence, infrequent strong language

BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love and unity. On the big screen for the first time, discover Bob’s powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music. Produced in partnership with the Marley family and starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as the legendary musician and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita.

Tuesday 16, April

Thursday 18, April

Show Future Dates
Boys in the Boat

Boys in the Boat

12Amoderate bad language

A 1930s-set story centered on the University of Washington's rowing team, from their Depression-era beginnings to winning gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Friday 1, March

Tuesday 5, March

Thursday 7, March

Show Future Dates
Brighouse & Rastrick Band

Brighouse & Rastrick Band

Regarded by many as the best and most consistent ‘public subscription band’ in the world, the fabled brass band presents a highly entertaining concert suitable for both the general public and brass band connoisseur. The ever-popular Brighouse & Rastrick Band boast a formidable reputation: in its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by ‘Briggus’, most recently becoming the 2022 British Open and Brass in Concert Champions. They caught the ears and imagination of the British public in 1977 with their recording of The Floral Dance, holding the No.2 position in the British singles chart for 9 weeks. Even though they were held off the top spot by Paul McCartney, they still achieved sales of over a million copies, earning both Gold and Silver discs. The Floral Dance has now become a permanent feature of the band’s programs as the ‘unofficial’ encore. Over recent years the band has been engaged in a number of very successful music collaborations outside the brass band tradition, including Kate Rusby, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner The Unthanks and classical actor Simon Callow.

Sunday 24, March

Catrin Finch & Aoife Ni Bhriain

Catrin Finch & Aoife Ni Bhriain

Dublin native Aoife Ní Bhriain is one of her generation’s most versatile and gifted violinists, a dazzling musician who commands both the classical world and her Irish traditional heritage. From across the Irish Sea and the west coast of Wales, harpist Catrin Finch has also built an impressive classical career and ventured into unchartered musical territory, most notably through her award-winning international collaborations with Seckou Keita and Cimarrón. Double You, Catrin and Aoife's debut album as a duo, features an exquisite collection of new compositions that draw inspiration from various genres, taking listeners on a captivating journey on the wings of the bees across the Irish Sea and inspired by the cultures of their home countries. Running through their stories – as individual creatives, remarkable women, and now as an inspirational duo – are universal themes of identity, self-belief and the courage to find yourself and follow your own path. The album's title, Double You, alludes to the many similarities that connect Catrin and Aoife, making one the double of the other and creating a deep musical bond between the two.

Saturday 11, May

Christina Martin

Christina Martin

Christina Martin is a powerhouse musician, songsmith,and performerhailing from the windswept East Coast of Canada. Her music dances effortlesslythrough Pop, Rock, Folk and Americana traditions but stays deftly unchained by anyone label, unafraid to venture into stranger waters. From her Austin-inflected 2002 debut Pretty Things, to the sweeping cinematic dreamscape of 2018’s Impossible to Hold, Martin is an artist who is constantly shifting, and constantly evolving. And like all her material, the latest album Storm boasts a backbone of raw honesty about the human condition. Be they personal confessions or narrative tales, each song is lovingly crafted, and hits in the heart like a well-thrown punch. With a string-drenched new album and a run of iconic music videos available in 2023, Christina will travel overseas to perform, accompanied by co-producer and guitarist Dale Murray. This is an album, and a tour, not to be missed.

Saturday 2, March

COPA 71

COPA 71

PGdiscrimination, mild sex references, language

Tells the story of the 1971 Women’s World Cup, which saw soccer teams from all over the world gather in Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium to compete in front of more than 100,000 spectators. It was the last women’s World Cup until the official FIFA event 20 years later. Dismissed by the male-dominated football associations around the world, the event was written out of history — until now.

Tuesday 30, April

Drive-Away Dolls

Drive-Away Dolls

15very strong language, strong sex references, sex, nudity, violence

Written by Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke, this comedy caper follows Jamie, an uninhibited free spirit bemoaning yet another breakup with a girlfriend, and her demure friend Marian who desperately needs to loosen up. In search of a fresh start, the two embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee, but things quickly go awry when they cross paths with a group of inept criminals along the way. Directed by Ethan Coen.

Saturday 27, April

Thursday 2, May

Show Future Dates
Dune: Part Two

Dune: Part Two

TBC

Paul Atreides unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

Friday 5, April

Saturday 6, April

Tuesday 9, April

Show Future Dates
Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices

Tuesday 27, February

Tuesday 5, March

Tuesday 12, March

Tuesday 19, March

Tuesday 26, March

Tuesday 2, April

Tuesday 9, April

Tuesday 16, April

Tuesday 23, April

Tuesday 30, April

Tuesday 7, May

Tuesday 14, May

Tuesday 21, May

Tuesday 28, May

Tuesday 4, June

Tuesday 11, June

Tuesday 18, June

Tuesday 25, June

Tuesday 2, July

Tuesday 9, July

Tuesday 16, July

Tuesday 23, July

Tuesday 30, July

Show Future Dates
Graffiti Classics

Graffiti Classics

Graffiti Classics are 16 strings, 8 dancing feet and 4 voices with 1 aim: to make classical music wickedly funny and fantastically exhilarating for everyone, young and old. Graffiti Classics burst the elitist boundaries of the traditional string quartet with their hilarious all-singing, all dancing musical comedy show. It's a classical concert, a gypsy-folk romp, an opera, a stand-up comedy set and a brilliant dance show all rolled into one! From Beethoven to Bluegrass, Baroque to Pop, Mozart or Offenbach to Elvis, Strauss to Saturday Night Fever, there really is something for everyone and Graffiti Classics never fail to get audiences laughing, clapping and singing along. Graffiti Classics were founded by Irishman Cathal Ó Dúill while street-performing in London’s Covent Garden. He realised that classical music could be made fun for everyone through interaction and comedy. Having honed their craft on London's streets, Graffiti Classics have developed a world-class virtuosic show that offers a wickedly refreshing alternative to the stuffy elitist perception of classical concerts. They are now in hot demand all over the world and the show is loved by everyone, whatever their age and musical inclination.

Sunday 30, June

Henry Normal and Nigel Planer

Henry Normal and Nigel Planer

Nigel Planer is a comedy legend, an actor, writer and more importantly for this show he's a great poet. He joins Henry Normal, BBC Radio 4's 'poet in reticence' to reunite a team that entertains, educates and informs (but mostly entertains it must be said). Expect poetry, stories, jokes, Q & A, fun, knitwear and a few surprises

Saturday 26, October

Jah Wobble and the Invaders of the Heart

Jah Wobble and the Invaders of the Heart

Combining global music, reggae, fusion and punk influences, Jah Wobble has entranced the world with his hypnotic bass riffs for over four decades and has become one of Britain’s most influential and distinct bass players. Accompanied by his band, Invaders of the Heart, Jah Wobble is reborn into a new decade as defiant as ever with a brand new UK tour. Born John Wardle, the nickname was given to him by Sid Vicious following an evening of drunken antics. Sid Vicious then went on to give Jah his first ever bass guitar. As a bassist, Jah Wobble is well known as one of the founding members and ultimately the back bone of the legendary Public Image Limited (PiL) during the early years. Whilst working with John Lyndon, Keith Levene and Jim Walker, Jah’s notoriously powerful low-end bass created PiL’s debut album Public Image: First Issue, which included the band’s first Top 10 single as well as their prestigious second album Metal Box, which included the post punk classic Death Disco. Since departing with PiL, Jah Wobble is now a prevalent solo artist with his band, Invaders of the Heart and was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize for his debut album, Rising Above Bedlam. Following the release of the highly acclaimed second album, Take Me To God, Jah Wobble also became a successful entrepreneur by developing his own independent record label, 30 Hertz Records. Additionally, Jah Wobble has worked with the likes of Primal Scream, Dolores O’Riordan, Sinead O’Connor, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Bill Laswell, Holger Czukay and many more.

Thursday 9, May

Jessica Fostekew: Mettle

Jessica Fostekew: Mettle

A brand new stand-up show about passion, pace and purpose from the critically acclaimed star of BBC’s QI, Live at the Apollo and C4’s Travel Man. Jess’ son’s joined a cult AND her cat’s learnt to talk – but despite all that she’s fine, actually. In fact she’s hurtling faster and hustling harder than ever for the things that she wants and needs. Her last show Wench played a sold-out Edinburgh Fringe run and UK tour and is available now as a special. Her previous show Hench was nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards and won Best Show at the Chortle Awards where Jess also won Best Act. It’s available to stream now on Amazon Prime. Jess is a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist podcast, host and creator of her own podcast about eating, Hoovering, and star and writer of BBC Radio 4’s Sturdy Girl Club. Jess has also appeared in the award-winning sitcom Motherland and most recently hugely-acclaimed feature film Scrapper which won the Grand Jury prize at the Sundance festival. She’s also been on all your favourite panel shows from Celebrity Pointless to House of Games.

Thursday 4, April

John Robb

John Robb

Edge Street Live presents John Robb - Do you believe in the power of rock n roll John robb talks about a life in music, his best selling art of darkness book, being the first person to interview Nirvana, inventing the word britpop and adventures on the post punk frontline... John Robb is a many-faceted creature. Not just a well known face from TV but also a best selling author, musician, journalist, presenter and pundit, music website boss, publisher, festival boss, Eco warrior and vegan behemoth and talking head singer from post-punk mainstays The Membranes. John Robb is all these things and more. His recently released book ‘The Art Of Darkness - the History Of Goth’ is a worldwide pop culture best seller and his soon to be launched ground-breaking new scheme - the Green Britain Academy, is set to train up people in thousands of Eco jobs whilst Borders Blurred is a gaming and music agency with a twist. He grew up in Blackpool before punk rock came along and saved his life and he formed the Membranes - the highly influential post punk band whose current albums keep pushing forward with added choirs and textures and are critically acclaimed. He was one of the leading post punk fanzine writers in the UK with ‘Rox’ before he went on to write for the rock press with Sounds in the 80s and was the first person to interview Nirvana and coined the expression Britpop and was instrumental in kick starting and documenting the Madchester scene with his writing. His music and culture website louderthanwar.com is currently the 5th most read music and culture sites in the UK and at the front of diverse modern culture. He is a constant on TV and radio commenting on music, culture and politics and one of the UK’s leading in conversation hosts who has his own successful youtube channel and his own books and music festival in Manchester every year called Louder Than Words. He has written many books like best sellers like ‘Punk Rock - an Oral History’ and The Stone Roses and the Resurrection of British Pop’ and in 2021 a book about the leading Eco energy boss Dale Vince from Ecotricity called ‘Manifesto’. 2023 also sees the release of a new book with Alan McGee as well as his own autobiography and a collected works of journalism.

Thursday 11, April

Keith James: The Music of Yusuf Cat Stevens

Keith James: The Music of Yusuf Cat Stevens

Keith James Presents an honest and loving reflection of the timeless and insightful music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens It is hardly surprising that, to mark its 50th anniversary, Yusuf has entirely re-recorded and re-released his remarkable Album Tea for the Tillerman, with each of the unforgettable 11 songs re-conceptualized and re-imagined and gifted back to us among all the uncertainties of 2020 - 2023. As if that wasn’t significant enough, he has also released a brand new Album entitled King of a Land and appeared at Glastonbury Festival. During the early 1970s, amassed body of music from this hugely popular and sincerely loved singer/songwriter made for a collection of 'must have' records across a whole generation. Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were on everyone's turntables and on every radio station, live versions are played in concerts, bars and on the world's beaches to this day. Songs such as Wild World, Father and Son, Moonshadow and Where do the Children play have been covered by hundreds of Artists worldwide. Keith James is a long standing, well-respected and inventive concert performer who specialises in playing intimate, carefully researched biographic style concerts of those he has studied and revered as writers over the years. He weaves the story of Cat Stevens’ life from his early pop career, life threatening illness and spiritual journey around a performance of his beautifully crafted and memorable songs. Keith has performed well over 100 of these concerts since 2017, all of which have been incredibly well received, with many sold out. There is a huge amount of insight into the history and the spirit of Cat Stevens; his early pop career, his illness that changed him existentially and spiritually into an incredibly thoughtful and loving singer songwriter; such that his songs are remembered instantly for their uplifting sense of vision, truth and human fragility. ‘Keith James’ Concert was truly memorable. My tears started as soon as he introduced the first song, and I came away thinking the human spirit will not be defeated. Currently on tour across the UK. Catch him if you can. He is such a lovely human being and so talented’ The Hay Festival ‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent ‘Thank you for a fantastic concert last night at the Kenton Theatre. You sang so well and the way you told the stories about the songs and sang them so clearly made us see them in a whole new light, it was beautiful’ Henley Festival ‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’ Sunday Times Proceeds and audience donations from this tour of concerts will go to the UNICEF UK Syrian Children’s appeal

Thursday 26, September

Kinky Boots The Musical

Kinky Boots The Musical

12Amoderate bad language, sex references, discriminatory terms

Kinky Boots, The Musical, filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, is strutting onto the big screen! With songs from Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cindy Lauper, book by legendary Broadway playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), the musical is based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim firth. Inspired by true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common - or so they think. Charlie (Killian Donnelly) is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola (Matt Henry) is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. This unmissable musical theatre event celebrates a joyous story of British grit transforming into a high-heeled hit as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan!

Saturday 24, February

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Peacock

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Peacock

Little Wander in association with PBJ Management presents Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Peacock Star of Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You and QI Kiri Pritchard-McLean is back with a brand new tour, her funniest and most personal to date. Prepare for a joyous and uplifting show from a comedian known for making "powerhouse stand-up from the thorniest of subjects" (The Guardian). "expect sequins, social commentary, and massive laughs from the renaissance woman of UK comedy" - Rolling Stone Photo Credit: Drew Forsyth Age guidance: 15+ some strong language Duration: 95 minutes plus a 20 minute interval

Thursday 5, September

Maya de Vitry

Maya de Vitry

Maya de Vitry’s dynamic and vibrant voice seems to rise out of some necessity of bringing songs to life, embracing listeners with what Folk Alley calls a “soulful intimacy”. She grew up in a musical family in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, understanding music to be a place of gathering, a way to spend a summer night around a campfire. Maya first travelled and performed as a fiddling street musician, and then in bars, theatres, and on festival stages as a founding member of The Stray Birds. When the band parted ways in 2018, Maya embarked on an ever-evolving musical path of solo work and new collaborations. Her recordings and live performances embody both sincerity and playfulness, and a compelling reverence for the power of songs to be a place of gathering - whether played on stage, or around a campfire. Maya tours in a variety of formats, each featuring a fluid lineup of inspired collaborators. She also enjoys the art of warming up the stage for other artists and she has been invited to support a variety of tours, from innovative singer-songwriters like John Craigie and Aoife O’Donovan, to bands like Mighty Poplar and The Wood Brothers. While on a tour in April 2023, Maya felt deeply moved by the musical chemistry, emotional immediacy, and joyful spontaneity of her live band. She reached out to Nashville-based engineer Lawson White to arrange a recording session for this specific ensemble. But as far as the material for the session, she felt certain of only one song. “Stacy, In Her Wedding Gown” - a captivating portrait of a deeply creative working mother, inspired by one of Maya’s former co-workers at the Nipper’s Corner Starbucks - had become a staple in her live show and could be a centrepiece of the collection. With the band booked and the session on the calendar, Maya wrote several new songs with the ensemble in mind, and chose one cover song for the collection. The resulting EP, Infinite, is performed with astonishing depth and tenderness, shimmering with a loose, human beauty from start to finish. Produced by Maya de Vitry and engineered and mixed by Lawson White, Infinite features Maya de Vitry (acoustic guitar, vocals) and members of her touring band - Joel Timmons (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals), Hannah Delynn (vocals), and Ethan Jodziewicz (upright bass, fretless electric bass). It is a powerful 23 minute journey that invites listeners into the space of warmth and freedom that Maya has so devotedly created

Thursday 18, April

Migration

Migration

Uvery mild threat, violence, rude humour

Next year, Illumination, creators of the blockbuster Minions, Despicable Me, Sing and The Secret Life of Pets comedies, invites you to take flight into the thrill of the unknown with a funny, feathered family vacation like no other in the action-packed new original comedy, Migration.

Saturday 16, March

Tuesday 26, March

Thursday 28, March

Show Future Dates
Mike and Millie's Winter Wonderland

Mike and Millie's Winter Wonderland

Specifically created for those living with later-stage dementia, this charming show takes the audience on a day trip to the 1960s. Using music, dance, mime and rhyme, the performers from Smashing Mirrors Theatre Company provoke memories and stimulate interaction in a safe and comfortable setting. Join Mike and Millie as they explore a snowy world of icicles, sledging and songs by the fire. And of course, there will be a cup of tea at the end!

Thursday 22, February

Moya Brennan

Moya Brennan

Moya Brennan's voice continues to provide a constant reminder of how the heart can be touched by the purity and thrill of music. Despite the enforced restrictions placed on her and all other artists in the past couple of years she has been active, especially, with the Farewell Tour of her family band, Clannad. Their sell-out concert at Dublin’s 3 Arena in February (’23) was an emotional part of the final tour climax after 50 years together. And Moya is excited now to take up her solo career again. Her live solo shows, having all the musicality and power of Clannad - but with added, heart-warming intimacy – are always a rich and moving experience. Her unique, effortless vocals and timeless music pay homage not only to her vibrant traditional Irish heritage but also to her grasp of contemporary forms. In October 2019 Moya received the RTE Radio Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement presented to her by (Irish) President Michael D Higgins who said that “her name would be forever etched in the history of Irish music”. This echoes the many plaudits she has had, not least Bono, who stated recently, "I think she has one of the greatest voices the human ear has ever experienced". Moya, the Voice of Clannad, sings like nothing you’ve ever heard before! In May 2022 Moya was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate from Dublin City University. In her citation at the ward ceremony Dr. Síle Denvir of DCU’s Scoil na Gaeilge, said: “Moya has an innate ability to find the heart of music, to reach the essence of a song or a tune, and to make the ordinary extraordinary. As the singer of Clannad, they rose to prominence with a pioneering approach to traditional music, creating the Celtic Music genre along the way. In their 50 years, they have achieved 15 million record sales worldwide and a string of awards, including a BAFTA, Ivor Novello, and a Grammy in 1998. Sister Enya joined Clannad for a time before pursuing her own successful career. Moya’s solo career will continue that success with nine solo albums to date, two of which were Grammy nominated. Her live show has developed into a visual (as well as a sound) spectacle with rhythm, atmosphere, and vibrant harmony. She is now proud to have daughter, Aisling, and son Paul in her band along with the remarkable harpist, Cormac De Barra and violinist, Clare Friel. In recent years they have toured Ireland, USA, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Poland and Africa. Moya's career to date includes 25 albums, numerous film scores (notably The Last of the Mohicans and, with Hans Zimmer, King Arthur) and she has sung with many great artists, including The Chieftains, Robert Plant, Bruce Hornsby, Michael McDonald, Shane McGowan, and, of course, Bono. Her voice continues to be in demand with other collaborators including the Colours release with Ryan Vail and Elma Orkestra, Saltwater with Chicane, DJ Roger Shah and Trance Wax. She has released three Voices & Harps (collaborative) albums with Irish harp virtuoso, Cormac De Barra and is one of T with the Maggies, a group of four Donegal female artists. As the First Lady of Celtic Music, Moya is a constant and enthusiastic ambassador for Irish culture around the world and, a native Irish Gaeilge language speaker, keen to keep her traditional arts and music in the forefront. “Ireland is changing rapidly but one thing that remains constant is our love of music and wanting the whole world to hear it. I love being part of that”, says Moya.

Tuesday 19, March

My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th

My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th

PGmild bad language, sex references, references to discrimination

Showcasing original arrangements of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most iconic songs from Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Cinderella and The Sound of Music. This landmark event from the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, features a 40-piece orchestra and international stars of the stage and screen. Starring Joanna Ampil, Michael Ball, Daniel Dae Kim, Maria Friedman, Audra McDonald, Julian Overden, Lucy St. Louis, Aaron Tveit, Marisha Wallace and Patrick Wilson! Directed and staged by Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Christopher Gattelli (Lincoln Center Theater’s The King and I, South Pacific), the celebration of the historic partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II will showcase original arrangements of the most iconic songs from Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Cinderella and The Sound of Music. In addition, beloved treasures from Allegro, Flower Drum Song, Pipe Dream and State Fair will be performed, some making their UK premiere. This landmark event features the 40-piece Rodgers & Hammerstein Concert Orchestra, conducted by Simon Lee, along with a West End chamber choir, dance ensemble and surprise guest appearances.

Friday 15, March

My Mountain Life by Simon Yates

My Mountain Life by Simon Yates

My Mountain Life by ‘Touching the Void’s’ Simon Yates One of the most accomplished exploratory mountaineers of all time. Simon Yates is best known for his role in the harrowing expedition to the Andes documented in Joe Simpson’s bestseller ‘Touching the Void’. Following that experience in Peru, Simon has been increasingly drawn to places where few others have trod. This talk features spectacular images and video from some of the most remote and rarely visited mountain ranges of the world. From the Arctic to the Antarctic and Alaska to Central Asia - there is hardly a significant range that Simon has not visited. “Simon is a totally engaging speaker, who both entertains and inspires.”

Thursday 7, March

National Theatre Live: Nye

National Theatre Live: Nye

TBC

Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS.  This epic new Welsh fantasia is written by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island).

Tuesday 7, May

National Theatre Live: The Motive and the Cue

National Theatre Live: The Motive and the Cue

TBC

Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play. 1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel. Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and designed by Es Devlin (The Crucible), the Evening Standard award-winning best new play was filmed live during a sold-out run at the National Theatre.

Tuesday 2, April

National Theatre Live: Vanya

National Theatre Live: Vanya

TBCstrong language

Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions. Filmed live during its sold-out run in London’s West End, Vanya will be playing exclusively in cinemas in 2024.

Tuesday 27, February

Nick Helm’s Super Fun Good Time Show

Nick Helm’s Super Fun Good Time Show

Nick Helm – the man with the golden larynx and greatest living all-round entertainer – is BACK! After years and years of therapy, pills, personal growth and being a living legend the nation’s favourite Uncle and International Treasure-in-Waiting returns to the road to mesmerise a new generation of thrill seekers in his all new, brand new, box fresh show. Come and see your Golden Emperor shake his ass and give you the only thing you’ve ever wanted… the best damn night of your fragile lives. Since starting stand-up comedy in 2007, Nick quickly gained attention from across the industry for his unique, powerful and above all hilarious blend of one-liners, stories, poems and songs. His previous shows enjoyed sell-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe, and he has been twice nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. He has also released two successful albums, played lead roles in hit TV sitcoms Uncle and Loaded, fronted two of his own TV shows Eat Your Heart Out (Dave) and Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment (BBC), and was nominated for a BAFTA for short film Elephant, which he co-wrote, directed and starred in. As also seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), The Reluctant Landlord (Sky) and many more. ‘Genuinely exciting’ ★★★★★ Telegraph ‘Terrific’ ★★★★ Times ‘A true comedy daredevil’ ★★★★ Time Out Presented by Plosive Live in association with Sophie Chapman Talent

Saturday 20, April

Nurse Georgie Carroll: Sista Flo 2.0

Nurse Georgie Carroll: Sista Flo 2.0

Nurse Georgie is just what the doctor ordered. As seen on Britain’s Got Talent 2023, winner of ‘Best Comedy Show' at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and following a sell-out season at the Edinburgh Fringe and a sell-out UK tour, don’t miss Nurse Georgie Carroll as she brings her hit show Sista Flo 2.0 back to the UK. ''Really Funny.....Just Brilliant.'' Simon Cowell Georgie has seen it all and is bringing her hilarious award-winning stand-up back to the UK for an encore season. You'll laugh, you'll gasp, you'll cry, it might even hurt, but it will make you better. Make sure you're there to hear it all in this very special encore. She should have been a midwife as she always delivers! ★★★★★ "Nurse Georgie Carroll proves that laughter is the best medicine & you cannot miss your dose!" Lost in Theatre Land UK ★★★★★ "Exceptional” Mervyn Stutters Pick of the Fringe, Edinburgh 2023 ★★★★★ ''Sublime comedy'' Glam Adelaide ★★★★★ "Rollicking, riotous comedy'' The Age

Wednesday 29, May

One Life

One Life

TBCmoderate threat

Follows British humanitarian Nicholas Winton, who helped save hundreds of children from the Nazis on the eve of World War II.

Thursday 22, February

Patrick Monahan: Exclusively

Patrick Monahan: Exclusively

Patrick has performed in over a 1,000 cities, towns and countries! He has travelled more miles than total of NASA‘s Space flights! Come see him now before he does his Mars stadium tour 2025! Exclusively Yours! Everybody’s favourite comedian, lovable Patrick Monahan blends a high energy comedy style with hilarious and engaging topical and observational material. Known for working a room, Patrick is adored by all audiences with whom he makes an effortless connection! Patrick is a comedian with an established career which blends TV appearances with solo stand up Tours alongside Festivals and circuit sets. Patrick is in huge demand on the Corporate Circuit as both an After Dinner stand up as well as an Awards Host. Constantly touring throughout UK he has also appeared in far-flung hotspots including Qatar, Oman, Dubai, Bahrain, Oman and Costa Rica.

Saturday 1, June

Ria Lina: Riawakening

Ria Lina: Riawakening

In the aftermath of a global pandemic, comedian and scientist, Ria Lina has had a Riawakening and sees the world differently. In this, her highly anticipated debut tour, Ria tackles the issues of coming out of a global pandemic, the new normal, divorce, dating in a new digital world, motherhood and what it really means to be a woman today. Fearless, provocative, and very funny, Ria Lina is the only Filipina comedian in British stand-up and a hugely admired talent in the comedy industry. Her extensive list of credits includes Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You?, Mock the Week, Lovestruck High, Richard Hammond’s Brain Reaction, Richard Osman’s House of Games, The Last Leg and Celebrity Mastermind. “I guarantee you will laugh a lot” ★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN Age guidance: 16+

Friday 17, May

Richard Herring: Can I Have My Ball Back?

Richard Herring: Can I Have My Ball Back?

In 2021 Richard Herring went to his GP to find out why his right ball seemed to be growing bigger. It turned out that he had testicular cancer and one month later he was lying in hospital waiting to have his murderous gonad removed. Would he survive? (No spoilers!). For a comedian who had done a whole show on male genitalia (Talking Cock) and written a book about toxic masculinity (The Problem With Men) this felt like some cruel trick of fate. In his much-anticipated return to stand-up after six years, Richard talks bollocks and answers the question on everyone's lips: Is a severed gonad in a jar a fitting prize to bring in for Taskmaster?

Saturday 18, May

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers

Get Lost and Found and The Roald Dahl Story Company presents: ROALD DAHL AND THE IMAGINATION SEEKERS All around the world Roald Dahlʼs words are disappearing, not only from books but children’s minds too! Now only a secret organisation known as the Ancient Guild of TaleTenders can save the stories - and they need your help... Especially made for ages 5 and up, the show develops both creative and literacy skills through performance, games, and creative play, while exploring Roald Dahl’s extraordinary stories, including The BFG and The Twits along the way.

Saturday 13, April

Royal Ballet 2023/24 Season: Macmillan Celebrated

Royal Ballet 2023/24 Season: Macmillan Celebrated

12A

Danses Concertantes, commissioned by Ninette de Valois in 1955, was MacMillan’s first major work. An early sign of the incredible artistic output that would follow, the work’s critical success spurred MacMillan to abandon performing in favour of choreography. It is followed by Different Drummer, MacMillan’s complex and haunting balletic interpretation of Woyzeck, Georg Büchner's play about a soldier’s descent into madness. The mixed programme concludes with Requiem, his 1976 work for Stuttgart Ballet, created in memory of its late artistic director, MacMillan’s friend and former Royal Ballet dancer and choreographer John Cranko.

Sunday 14, April

Royal Ballet 2023/24 Season: Swan Lake

Royal Ballet 2023/24 Season: Swan Lake

TBC

Out hunting, Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans. One among them transforms into the beautiful human Odette and he is immediately enamoured. But Odette is bound by a spell which keeps her captive as a swan during the day. Can Siegfried free her? Tchaikovsky’s sensational score combines with the evocative imagination of choreographer Liam Scarlett and designer John Macfarlane to heighten the dramatic pathos of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov’s quintessential ballet classic. Swan Lake remains to this day one of the best-loved works in the classical ballet canon.

Sunday 28, April

Royal Ballet 2023/24 Season: The Winter's Tale

Royal Ballet 2023/24 Season: The Winter's Tale

TBC

King Leontes of Sicilia is crippled with an all-consuming jealousy when his friend, King Polixenes of Bohemia, stays with him and his wife Hermione. What follows is a tale where a marriage is destroyed, a child is abandoned and all hope is seemingly lost for two lovers. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, The Winter's Tale is an award-winning modern ballet classic, packed with emotional turmoil heightened by Joby Talbot’s compelling score and Bob Crowley’s atmospheric designs.

Sunday 26, May

Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Andrea Chénier

Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Andrea Chénier

TBC

At a glittering party in 18th-century Paris, the poet Andréa Chenier delivers an impassioned denunciation of Louis XVI. Five years later, the Revolution has given way to the Terror, transforming the power balance between Chénier, his beloved Maddalena, and Gérard, the man who could destroy him... Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar’s spectacular staging, under the baton of long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano – who conducts Giordano’s epic historical drama of revolution and forbidden love in his last production as Music Director of The Royal Opera.

Tuesday 11, June

Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Carmen

Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Carmen

TBC

Carmen declares that any man she loves should beware. However, even she is unprepared for what will happen when she decides to seduce Don José, an army corporal who initially appears uninterested in her charms. Don José soon abandons his sweetheart Micaëla and his army job for Carmen, and joins her and her smuggler friends in the mountains. But Carmen quickly wearies of Don José's possessiveness. When she turns her attentions to the dashing toreador Escamillo, Don José's jealousy erupts into violence.

Sunday 5, May

Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Madama Butterfly

Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Madama Butterfly

PG

When the young geisha, Cio-Cio-San, marries American Naval Officer Pinkerton, she believes she is entering a real, binding marriage for life. Forsaking her religion and community, she learns all too late that for Pinkerton, their marriage is merely an illusion – with tragic consequences. With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, 'Un bel dì, vedremo' (‘One fine day’) and the Humming Chorus, Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan. Asmik Grigorian and Hrachuhí Bassénz share the role of Cio-Cio-San, with Kevin John Edusei conducting.

Tuesday 26, March

Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Message In A Bottle

Royal Opera 2023/24 Season: Message In A Bottle

E

The peaceful village of Bebko is alive with joyous celebrations. Suddenly, under attack, everything changes forever. Three siblings, Leto, Mati and Tana, must embark on perilous journeys in order to survive. Message In A Bottle is a spectacular dance-theatre show from five-time Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince, inspired by and set to the iconic hits of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, including Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Walking On The Moon and more. With a mix of exhilarating dance styles, high-energy footwork and breath-taking athleticism, Message In A Bottle tells a unifying and uplifting story of humanity and hope. Message In A Bottle is the latest masterpiece from the ground-breaking creator behind West End hits Some Like it Hip Hop, Into the Hoods, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (choreography) and SYLVIA (Old Vic), and features the astonishing talents of dance storytelling powerhouse, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company.

Thursday 30, May

Russell Kane: HyperActive

Russell Kane: HyperActive

Whirlwind, FitBit-breaking comedian, presenter, actor and author Russell Kane is out on the road again, setting it on fire with his unique recipe of sharp wit and “storming physical comedy” (Mail on Sunday). The brand-new tour for 2024 and 2025 comes with a safety warning: wear strong underwear - pants will be spoiled. Russell is high-energy, high-octane, and hyper-active! ‘Fierce, funny and heartfelt… a thrilling reminder of what comedy can do.’ - The Guardian ‘An evening-long fix of stand-up espresso... one of the quickest, most stimulating stand-ups in the land’ - The Times ‘Russell Kane has made his name with verbose, hyperactive comedy – and he shows no sign of slowing down.’

Friday 26, April

Scotland's Night Sky

Scotland's Night Sky

This presentation will showcase all celestial events that can be seen from Scotland and most of the UK. Learn how the night sky works and what seasons the night sky goes through. Will showcase how to predict events such as the Northern Lights and also how to capture all aspects of the night sky through astrophotography. See amazing low light footage of what the night sky looks like with the naked eye. Learn all about the Milky Way, Moon, Meteor Showers, Noctilucent Clouds, Lunar Eclipses, Planets, International Space Station flyovers and also see live footage of the Northern Lights from personal trips to Arctic Norway and Iceland.

Thursday 4, July

Sean Taylor Trio

Sean Taylor Trio

Superbly Tailored songs’ Daily Mirror 'Articulate, compelling ... brilliant'' – Mojo At the heart of Sean Taylor's music is a desire to turn the world into a song. His songs are of love, desire, heartbreak and social commentary. ‘Sean Taylor must be one of the best songwriters around’ (Blues Matters). He can ‘turn anything into a song’ (Classic Rock). Sean is an international touring troubadour. He was nominated for the 2023 UK blues acoustic artist of the year award. His songs are best described as roots; influenced by blues, Americana, jazz, spoken word and folk music. As well as a prolific songwriter he is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, guitarist, pianist, and harmonica player. Sean gives everything to each of his live performances. Touring all over the world he is one of the hardest working artists around. Sean’s performances have included Glastonbury (acoustic stage), Cambridge Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival (Aus), Ramblin Roots Festival (NL) Avignon Blues Festival (FR), Harvest Time Blues Festival (IRL), Blue Balls Festival (CH) and many other global events. He has opened for Robert Cray, John Fogerty, John Mayall, Neville Brothers, Tony Joe White, Band Of Horses, Richard Thompson, Eric Bibb and many other legends. Sean Taylor tours both solo and with his band promoting his latest album ‘Short Stories’. "Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!" Eric Bibb “A fine young musician, songwriter and great geezer. I have nothing but admiration for the dedication to his craft.' Danny Thompson

Thursday 25, April

Sustainable Fashion Show

Sustainable Fashion Show

Preloved fashion on the catwalk A great night out and a good cause In aid of Macmillan Proudly presented by The Exchange Dress Agency Pocklington Fashion through the decades “ Green is the new black “

Wednesday 1, May

The Colour Purple

The Colour Purple

TBCdomestic abuse, sexual violence references, language, sex, discrimination

An African-American attempts to overcome adversity in the American South.

Friday 8, March

Tuesday 12, March

Saturday 16, March

Show Future Dates
The Firework Maker's Daughter

The Firework Maker's Daughter

Kick off your half term with our captivating storyteller on a magical voyage across lakes and over mountains, as brave Lila faces her biggest fears and fulfils her destiny to become a firework maker. This wonderful adventure for the whole family features talking elephants, silly kings, magical creatures, and the timeless message that we all have the power to become the person we dream of being. Based on Philip Pullman’s celebrated novel, this new intimate and fun production is inclusive and accessible for all, with magic, puppets and lots of audience participation… Multi-award-winning York-based Next Door But One return to Pocklington Arts Centre with this unmissable adventure for children young and old. We are proud to support The Trussell Trust, who work to end food poverty in the UK. 10% of ticket sales from this production will be donated to The Trussell Trust.

Saturday 1, June

The Jungle Bunch World Tour

The Jungle Bunch World Tour

TBC

As the jungle creatures brace for the impending rainy season, a mysterious pink foam blankets their home, triggering The Jungle Bunch to unite in a thrilling race against the clock. Their mission: to discover an antidote that propels them on an adventure, embarking on an epic quest around the globe.

Tuesday 2, April

Wednesday 3, April

Thursday 4, April

Show Future Dates
The Long Rider

The Long Rider

1 man, 3 horses, 8 years, 12 countries – and 25,000 kilometres. This is the story of Felipe Leite’s epic ride from Canada to Brazil. Ride Yorkshire has arranged the screening to raise funds for the British Horse Society, so come along and enjoy the dream!

Saturday 13, April

The Manfreds Hits & More in ‘24

The Manfreds Hits & More in ‘24

Following the huge success of their 60th anniversary tour in 2023, The Manfreds will be returning to the Pocklington Arts Centre on Friday 27th September 2024. They are considered one of the finest and most respected bands from the 1960’s era. Their numerous hits were not just ‘pop’ songs, many were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz - a very unusual but winning combination of playing style and substance. As a result, their records have a timeless quality and, some 60 years on, The Manfreds, with original front man Paul Jones, will be performing many of their hits, including ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’, one of the most popular and instantly recognisable songs of the ‘60’s, and still the biggest audience pleaser at their concerts, along with a mix of Jazz and Blues covers and tracks from their individual solo albums. Paul Jones, with his unique harmonica sound, will be joined by Tom McGuinness on guitar, Pete Riley on drums, Mike Gorman on keyboards, Marcus Cliffe on bass, and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute.

Friday 27, September

The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect. Gregor works hard in a job which he dislikes in a society which he does not understand, but which allows him to provide a decent life for his family. Following his shocking metamorphosis into a giant insect he begins to learn what makes him human. But is it too late? As his mind adapts to his new life Gregor grows ever more distant from the world, struggling to hold on to his humanity. Franz Kafka's story of a misfit trying to adapt to his busy world is as relevant in today’s world as it ever was. This new adaptation of a classic tale of alienation explores the explores the many aspects of modern life which conspire to isolate us, and the parts of being human which bring us closer together.

Thursday 14, March

The South

The South

The South are back on the road and do what they do best - perform the songs of that great British pop institution, The Beautiful South, to the thousands of fans of these timeless classics. The South are an impressive 9 piece band who feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. Since Dave Hemingway, the original singer, left the group at the end of 2016, Gaz has moved across to front the band with Alison and taken on vocal duties. Since the demise of The Beautiful South in 2007, this exciting live band have spent 14 years touring the theatres and festivals of the UK up and down the country, bringing back the full sound and arrangements of these treasured songs - A Little Time (the number one single), Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Song For Whoever, Old Red Eyes Is Back, Good as Gold, Don't Marry Her plus many more singles and album tracks as well as a few choice South originals. These songs span an impressive 18 year career starting way back in 1989! The South are: Alison Wheeler (Vocals), Gaz Birtles (Vocals), Phil Barton (Guitars), Steve Nutter (Bass), Dave Anderson (Drums), Karl Brown (Percussion), Gareth John (Trumpet), Su Robinson (Sax) and Andy Price (Keyboards). Let’s Carry On… Regardless!

Saturday 23, November

The Trials of Cato

The Trials of Cato

Deep in the wintry woods of Gog Magog Hill something stirred. New sounds tangled with woodsmoke as The Trials of Cato fused their usual flashing Celtic instrumental interplay with striking new compositions to bring us the follow up to their award-winning debut. Gog Magog is The Trials of Cato’s hugely anticipated second album, released in the winter of 2022. The remarkable rise of BBC Radio 2 award winning trio The Trials of Cato on the UK folk-scene has been the subject of massive critical attention. Dubbed “the Sex Pistols of folk,” (J Davis) they pay clear homage to the tradition whilst twisting old bones into something febrile and modern, with stomping tunes and captivating stories. Notably formed in Beirut, Lebanon, The Trials of Cato have blazed a trail like no other since returning to the UK in 2016. Memorable performances across Britain, Europe, and North America led to Mark Radcliffe hailing the band ‘one of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times,’ with their 2018 debut Hide and Hair going on to win the BBC Radio 2 ‘Best Album’ Folk Award. With their latest offering Gog Magog, the ‘Sex Pistols of folk’ (John Davis – Led Zeppelin, Gorrilaz) now present their most daring music to date. Still flying the flag of folk music, Gog Magog sees the band pull harder than ever on the genre’s familiar frame to create something utterly arresting and modern. Capitalising on their enforced closeting during the pandemic, The Trials of Cato have undoubtedly evolved during this period, boiling down the energy of their early years into a bold new sound. The resulting album presents the broadest spectrum of their collective talents yet, a product of swallowing the folk tradition whole and completely reimagining it in a contemporary context. Gog Magog is awash with a spray of styles, ranging from neo-traditional interpretations of Welsh language poetry to current-day plague songs, as well as unexpected instrumental explorations of the outer edges of folktronica and trad-jazz. Tying it all together is still The Trials’ appetite for flights of adventure, anchored firmly by quality compositions and fabulous playing. Band member Robin said: “It has been a long time coming but we are so pleased with the results. Lockdown gave us a chance to really look at what we are about as a band and what music we wanted to create. We wiped the palate clean and each of us challenged ourselves to create as much as we could without outside influences. Our beautiful and sometimes mysterious surroundings helped to realise this album and although we’re now delighted to be back on the road, this was a space in time that certainly created this music. We are so grateful for the loyalty of our fans and we sincerely hope they enjoy Gog Magog.” The album was recorded by Donald Richard and Sean Boyd at Artfarm Studios in New York State, USA earlier this year. It was mixed by Donald Richards and Jake Charron at SpaceCamp Productions, PEI and mastered by John Davis at Metropolis Studios in London, UK.

Thursday 21, March

The Zone of Interest

The Zone of Interest

12AHolocaust theme, disturbing scenes, racism, moderate sex references

The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp.

Friday 22, March

Saturday 23, March

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Thornton le Dale Ukuleles

Thornton le Dale Ukuleles

Thornton le Dale Ukuleles regularly present concerts, to both large and small audiences. All concerts are in aid of charity and the group has raised over £87,000, since it started in 2014.

Thursday 28, March

Titanic: The Musical

Titanic: The Musical

12A

Winner of 5 Tony Awards (including Best Musical), based on the real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own.

Friday 5, April