Pocklington Arts Centre

Show Times

Tuesday 23, January

Teddy Thompson

Teddy Thompson

Wednesday 24, January

A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance

Thursday 25, January

C&W Painting Club (Jan 2018)

C&W Painting Club (Jan 2018)

The Searchers

The Searchers

Friday 26, January

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

PGmild bad language

Saturday 27, January

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

PGmild bad language

Sunday 28, January

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

PGmild bad language

Monday 29, January

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

PGmild bad language

Tuesday 30, January

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

PGmild bad language

Wednesday 31, January

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

PGmild bad language

Thursday 1, February

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

PGmild bad language

Steve Knightley

Steve Knightley

Monday 5, February

Kate Kicks Cancer

Kate Kicks Cancer

Wednesday 7, February

Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Tosca

Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Tosca

TBC

Thursday 8, February

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

Saturday 10, February

Sinfonia Viva

Sinfonia Viva

Friday 16, February

Tiger's Tale

Tiger's Tale

Sunday 18, February

Vonda Shepherd

Vonda Shepherd

Thursday 22, February

C&W Painting Club (Feb 2018)

C&W Painting Club (Feb 2018)

Tuesday 27, February

NT Live 2017-18 Season: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

NT Live 2017-18 Season: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

15Strong language, sex references

Wednesday 28, February

Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: A Winter's Tale

Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: A Winter's Tale

Thursday 1, March

Strangeface Nick Drake

Strangeface Nick Drake

Tuesday 6, March

Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Carmen

Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Carmen

Wednesday 7, March

Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor

Thursday 8, March

C&W Painting Club (March 2018)

C&W Painting Club (March 2018)

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Tuesday 20, March

Lady Windermere

Lady Windermere

Thursday 22, March

NT Live 2017-2018 Season: Julius Caesar

NT Live 2017-2018 Season: Julius Caesar

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Tuesday 27, March

Royal Ballet 2017/18 Season: Bernstein

Royal Ballet 2017/18 Season: Bernstein

Tuesday 3, April

Chip Shop Chips

Chip Shop Chips

Wednesday 4, April

Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Macbeth

Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Macbeth

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Thursday 5, April

Phill Jupitus

Phill Jupitus

Friday 6, April

Ruby Turner

Ruby Turner

Tuesday 10, April

The Young'uns

The Young'uns

Thursday 12, April

The Manfreds

The Manfreds

Friday 13, April

The South

The South

Thursday 19, April

C&W Painting Club (April 2018)

C&W Painting Club (April 2018)

Henning Wehn

Henning Wehn

Friday 20, April

Henning Wehn

Henning Wehn

Saturday 21, April

Mary Coughlan

Mary Coughlan

Monday 23, April

Eric Bibb

Eric Bibb

Thursday 26, April

Spirit of Harmony

Spirit of Harmony

Thursday 3, May

Iain Sterling

Iain Sterling

Thursday 10, May

NT Live: 2017-2018 Season - Macbeth

NT Live: 2017-2018 Season - Macbeth

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C&W Painting Club (May 2018)

C&W Painting Club (May 2018)

Wednesday 23, May

Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson

Tuesday 12, June

Royal Ballet 2017/18 Season: Swan Lake

Royal Ballet 2017/18 Season: Swan Lake

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Thursday 14, June

Steve Harley Acoustic Trio

Steve Harley Acoustic Trio

Thursday 28, June

Bye Bye Baby – A Celebration of Frankie Valli

Bye Bye Baby – A Celebration of Frankie Valli

A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance

Olivier award-winner Eve Best (Hedda Gabler) and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) star in this new classically staged production of Oscar Wilde's comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole. The first play from the Classic Spring Theatre Company's Oscar Wilde Season, A Woman of No Importance was recorded live in HD at the Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End.

Wednesday 24, January

Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson

From the condemned slums of Southam Street in West London to the corridors of power in Westminster, Alan Johnson’s life is an extraordinary journey, almost unimaginable in today’s Britain.

Alan Johnson was General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union before entering Parliament as Labour MP for Hull West and Hessle in 1997. He served as Home Secretary and filled a wide variety of cabinet positions in both the Blair and Brown governments. His childhood memoir ‘This Boy’ won the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize and the Orwell Prize, Britain's top political writing award. His second volume of memoirs, ‘Please Mr Postman’ won the National Book Club award for Best Biography.

Wednesday 23, May

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Beth returns to PAC to promote her latest studio album, “Hearts Of Glass”. Produced by Sam Ashworth, it is a powerful collection of songs that dig deep into the place within us where vulnerability meets strength. The songs include several new compositions, from the haunting “Epitaph For Love” to the instant classic “You’re Still My Valentine”, to the infectious “Enough For Me”, written with Sam.

Acclaimed Americana Music Association UK winner (Bob Harris - Emerging Artist Award) Robert Vincent will be suppporting Beth.

Thursday 8, March

Bye Bye Baby – A Celebration of Frankie Valli

Bye Bye Baby – A Celebration of Frankie Valli

Bye Bye Baby are a jaw-dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon ‘Jersey Boys’ and the timeless, iconic music of ‘Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons’. Incredible four part harmonies, roof raising falsetto complete with energetic and stylish choreography – all backed by their excellent 4-piece band – ensures that Bye Bye Baby is a show that will make it a night remember! The show includes Valli’s greatest hits including Sherry, December ’63 (Oh What A Night), Grease, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and many more.

Thursday 28, June

C&W Painting Club (April 2018)

C&W Painting Club (April 2018)

Enjoy an evening of sophisticated relaxation with Cheese and Wine Painting Club. From overalls to canvases, paint to paintbrushes, we've got you covered. Simply turn up after a long day at work, grab a glass of wine and a paintbrush and discover the artist within you - create your own MATISSE masterpiece.

With no previous experience required, you’ll be guided through, step by step until a series of lines and blobs turns into a masterpiece, ready to be taken home to adorn the dining room walls. With a short break in the middle of this 3 hour soiree for wine refills, scrumptious cheese and a chance to make some new artsy pals, its an experience that won’t be forgotten.

Thursday 19, April

C&W Painting Club (Feb 2018)

C&W Painting Club (Feb 2018)

From David Hockney's Bigger Picture Exhibition we paint 'The Arrival of Spring'. Book early to ensure your place in folklore

Thursday 22, February

C&W Painting Club (Jan 2018)

C&W Painting Club (Jan 2018)

A relaxed evening of painting, cheese, wine, tunes & all art materials included. Paint your very own masterpiece on canvas to take home.

Absolutely NO EXPERIENCE required.

This month the group are painting this classic Renoir 'The Seine at Asnieres' (The Skiff) 1879.

Thursday 25, January

C&W Painting Club (March 2018)

C&W Painting Club (March 2018)

Enjoy an evening of sophisticated relaxation with Cheese and Wine Painting Club. From overalls to canvases, paint to paintbrushes, we've got you covered. Simply turn up after a long day at work, grab a glass of wine and a paintbrush and discover the artist within you - create your own MIRO masterpiece.

With no previous experience required, you’ll be guided through, step by step until a series of lines and blobs turns into a masterpiece, ready to be taken home to adorn the dining room walls. With a short break in the middle of this 3 hour soiree for wine refills, scrumptious cheese and a chance to make some new artsy pals, its an experience that won’t be forgotten.

Thursday 8, March

C&W Painting Club (May 2018)

C&W Painting Club (May 2018)

Enjoy an evening of sophisticated relaxation with Cheese and Wine Painting Club. From overalls to canvases, paint to paintbrushes, we've got you covered. Simply turn up after a long day at work, grab a glass of wine and a paintbrush and discover the artist within you - create your own VAN GOGH masterpiece.

With no previous experience required, you’ll be guided through, step by step until a series of lines and blobs turns into a masterpiece, ready to be taken home to adorn the dining room walls. With a short break in the middle of this 3 hour soiree for wine refills, scrumptious cheese and a chance to make some new artsy pals, its an experience that won’t be forgotten.

Thursday 10, May

Chip Shop Chips

Chip Shop Chips

It’s the grand reopening of Booth’s Fish & Chip Shop. Eric has returned home, over forty years after he left, and it’s time for a fresh start. But old flame Christine has other ideas. Focusing on love at different ages and celebrating the nation’s favourite food, Chip Shop Chips is an immersive love story set in a chippy. So put on your dancing shoes, tuck into a fish supper and brace yourself for a unique theatrical experience. This is theatre, but not as you know it: dinner, dance and a show all rolled into one!

Tuesday 3, April

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

PGmild bad language

Within days of becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must face his most turbulent and defining trial: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

Friday 26, January

Saturday 27, January

Sunday 28, January

Monday 29, January

Tuesday 30, January

Wednesday 31, January

Thursday 1, February

Show Future Dates
Eric Bibb

Eric Bibb

There is no doubting Eric’s status as an acoustic blues legend. Since his first album in 1972 Eric has released 35 further albums and enjoyed a non-stop touring career spanning 5 decades. This has made Eric one of the leading bluesmen of his generation and allowed him to draw together a faithful and multinational ‘tribe’ of musicians with whom he has recorded and performed on stage, including such luminaries as Pops and Mavis Staples, Bonnie Raitt and Jerry Douglas.

“…what the blues in the new century should be about.” Elwood Blues (a.k.a. Dan Aykroyd)

Monday 23, April

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

Adrian Berry’s acclaimed sell-out production tells the tale of a young David Bowie obsessive. Martin is a boy with problems - an illness no-one understands and a head full of sound and vision. So when an unexpected gift arrives on his birthday, Martin embarks on a thrilling journey. What follows will change his life forever... Powerful and touching, music and magic realism collide in this darkly funny and moving tour de-force show.

With a blistering Bowie soundtrack, the life of the pop fan is dissected in this tale of unnatural

teenage wildlife. This brand new and updated production sold out runs in London, Edinburgh and

Germany. The production was Critic’s Choice in the Sunday Times, The Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian and Time Out.

Thursday 8, February

Henning Wehn

Henning Wehn

Join the German Comedy Ambassador for Teutonic jolliness at its best. Expect some old favourites and plenty of new ideas. Some might call it work-in-progress but Henning prefers to describe it as masterpiece-under-construction. Henning's recent TV and radio appearances include hosting Live At The Apollo (BBC 2), Have I Got News For You (BBC 1) and Bake Off Extra Slice (Channel 4).

"Wehn wraps his vowels around the issues of immigration and identity. And he triumphs at it"

The Times

Thursday 19, April

Friday 20, April

Show Future Dates
Iain Sterling

Iain Sterling

Iain Stirling is back after a summer narrating smash hit Love Island (ITV2) and now you can see his actual face on his brand new tour! After selling out his entire Edinburgh Fringe run out in advance and adding shows due to extra public demand, the BAFTA winning comedian now hits the road to perform his acclaimed, hot ticket show around the UK.

Thursday 3, May

Kate Kicks Cancer

Kate Kicks Cancer

Students and staff, past and present, come together in support of inspirational teacher.

Performers are traveling from across the country to support inspirational teacher Kate Amin in her battle with cancer. The one thing that links them? They are all former colleagues or students of the long serving Woldgate School teacher.

Sam Dunkley, director of Performing Arts etc Ltd and formerly community music coordinator at Woldgate said ‘when I heard that Kate was ill it was a real shock, and when I found out that the drugs she needed were not funded by the NHS I thought the concert would be a fantastic way of bringing people together.’

Monday 5, February

Lady Windermere

Lady Windermere

A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. This is the second play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by Classic Spring, a new theatre company led by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.

Tuesday 20, March

Mary Coughlan

Mary Coughlan

Ireland’s most foremost jazz & blues female singer and performer makes a welcome return to PAC. “Dubbed as Ireland’s Billie Holiday, Mary is a jazz & blues singer whose life story gives weight to the truth that the best singers are the ones with the most painful lives” (The Guardian). Whether into folk, blues or jazz, no one can fail to be moved by the emotional depth, expression & power in her voice, forged from an extraordinary life. As the Observer newspaper rightly said, “Mary Coughlan’s talent is awesome.” Come & witness Mary for yourself - one woman, one amazing voice, and the truth.

Saturday 21, April

NT Live 2017-18 Season: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

NT Live 2017-18 Season: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

15Strong language, sex references

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) starred Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

Captured live on stage, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will screen in cinemas around the world from 22 February 2018.

Tuesday 27, February

NT Live 2017-2018 Season: Julius Caesar

NT Live 2017-2018 Season: Julius Caesar

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Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

Thursday 22, March

NT Live: 2017-2018 Season - Macbeth

NT Live: 2017-2018 Season - Macbeth

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Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

Thursday 10, May

Phill Jupitus

Phill Jupitus

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.Adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly.

Thursday 5, April

Royal Ballet 2017/18 Season: Bernstein

Royal Ballet 2017/18 Season: Bernstein

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

Tuesday 27, March

Royal Ballet 2017/18 Season: Swan Lake

Royal Ballet 2017/18 Season: Swan Lake

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Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane. Prince Siegfried chances upon a fl ock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s fi rst ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

Tuesday 12, June

Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: A Winter's Tale

Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: A Winter's Tale

Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot.

Wednesday 28, February

Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Carmen

Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Carmen

Bizet’s classic French opera stars Anna Goryachova in Barrie Kosky’s intense production.

Tuesday 6, March

Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Macbeth

Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Macbeth

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Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy. The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored. Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’.

Wednesday 4, April

Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Tosca

Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Tosca

TBC

From its strident opening chords, Tosca conjures up a world of political instability and menace. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas – and with its gripping plot and glorious music, it’s easy to see why.

A candle-lit church, Scarpia’s gloomy study with its hidden torture chamber and the false optimism of a Roman dawn: Jonathan Kent’s handsome production throws into relief the ruthlessly taut drama, as the tension is wound up towards its fateful conclusion. Puccini’s meticulously researched score is infused with the same authentic detail, from distant cannon fire during the Act I Te Deum to tolling church bells and the sounds of a firing squad.

Wednesday 7, February

Ruby Turner

Ruby Turner

One of the country’s best-loved soul and gospel divas, who gives sell-out tours with the Jools Holland Orchestra, stops by for an up-close-and-personal night at PAC. Expect to hear plenty of those earthy, warm, heart-rending ballads with which she first made her name back in 1986 (I’d Rather go Blind) with her own songs and R&B covers that simply bring the house down.

Friday 6, April

Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor is one of the most exciting and hard working names on the roots and blues scene. The response to his latest album ‘Flood & Burn’ has been sensational. On BBC Radio 2 it has been played on Bob Harris, Paul Jones (Blues show) and Mark Radcliffe (Folk show). It has been featured in the Daily Mirror, Mojo, Guardian and listed in Daily Telegraph best albums of the year. Sean has toured all over the UK, Europe and Australia.

Wednesday 7, March

Sinfonia Viva

Sinfonia Viva

Join us for a musical spectacular featuring some of Sinfonia Viva’s most virtuosic, skilful and dazzlingly brilliant brass players.

Featuring songs that range from baroque to jazz to light music, there really is something for everyone. From Fats Waller’s enduring and instantly recognisable Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Duke Ellington’s classic and much covered In a Sentimental Mood, to the light breezy sounds of Grainger’s Londonderry Air, this brass quintet will take you on a journey spanning over 300 years and across the globe. Featuring infectious and accessible arrangements, this will be a fun and inventive show that demonstrates how brass instruments can breathe new life into music.

Saturday 10, February

Spirit of Harmony

Spirit of Harmony

Spirit of Harmony is a male barbershop chorus who have maintained a top-6 placing in National competition since 2006, making them of the UK's leading barbershop groups. Under the inspirational musical direction of Sally McLean, the group have entertained audiences around the country in all manner of venues, from pubs and street corners to large auditoriums and grand theatres.

Forgotten Voices, PAC's very own choir, formed in 2010 and have performed at numerous regional festivals and for the last two years at the National Street Choir Festival. Led by musical director Sam Dunkley, the choir perform a diverse range of songs to choral to folk to rock and blues.

Thursday 26, April

Steve Harley Acoustic Trio

Steve Harley Acoustic Trio

Steve Harley, the original Cockney Rebel, and his Acoustic Trio, will play an intimate, unique and atmospheric show. He will be accompanied by his Cockney Rebel band-mates of long-standing, Barry Wickens [violin & guitar] and James Lascelles [piano and percussion]. The set will be built around tracks from any or all 13 of Steve’s original albums and will include all-time favourites like Mr Soft, Judy Teen, Mr Raffles, Sebastian, and of course the world-wide classic hit, Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me).

Thursday 14, June

Steve Knightley

Steve Knightley

In his highly anticipated 2018 solo tour ‘Songs & Stories’, multi-award-winning songwriter Steve Knightley invites his audience on a musical journey, charting the winding roads of his unrivalled career. The Show of Hands frontman (“One of the great English bands” – Peter Gabriel) showcases a setlist peppered with classic gems such as ‘Cousin Jack’, ‘AIG’ and ‘Country Life’ with his inimitable passion and flair. And in a rare glimpse into the personal playlist of a songwriting legend, Knightley also pays tribute to some of his influences along the way, from Dylan to Radiohead.

Thursday 1, February

Strangeface Nick Drake

Strangeface Nick Drake

In the 1970s, when working at Island Records, Michael Burdett was asked to throw out some tapes. One of them caught his eye. It was over 20 years later before Michael played the tape, and was astonished to hear an unknown version of one of Nick Drake’s greatest works.

Michael decided to share this recording in an extraordinary way, offering people across Britain the chance to hear the recording in exchange for photographing them. He photographed people from all walks of life as well as some well-known faces including Noel Fielding, Billy Bragg, Ross Noble and Martin Freeman. Humorous and poignant the production celebrates life, coincidences and the legacy of singer-songwriter Nick Drake.

Thursday 1, March

Teddy Thompson

Teddy Thompson

Teddy Thompson is an acclaimed singer-songwriter with a career that has consistently garnered critical praise. NPR proclaims that he’s “the musical equivalent of an arrow to the heart,” while The New York Times calls his work “beautifully finessed.” Teddy’s latest record with US singer Kelly Jones was released in 2016.

Teddy will be supported by Roseanne Reid.

Tuesday 23, January

The Manfreds

The Manfreds

The '60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Paul Jones, with his unique harmonica sound, will be joined by Mike Hugg on keyboards, Tom McGuinness on guitar, Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass, and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute.

Thursday 12, April

The Searchers

The Searchers

The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. There is no doubt that the decade that gave us The Beatles as well as The Searchers and many others was very special and will go down in history as being the most imaginative period of music creativity and expression.

With total record sales in excess of 50 million, The Searchers still have great appeal to audiences of all ages. They tour the globe as much today as they have done throughout a fantastic career spanning 5 decades.

Their special ‘solo’ concert is a highly entertaining show and has been enthusiastically and warmly received throughout the world. Combined with anecdotes and reminiscences, this fully self-contained concert includes all their famous hits, plus many album recordings, B-sides and a selection of other collector and well known favourites.

Don’t miss The Searchers live in concert!

Thursday 25, January

The South

The South

When great British pop institution, The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members of the band didn’t feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet… And so The South embarked on their journey. Celebrating the Beautiful South legacy and great songs of their own, the band continues performing the classic songs including: A Little Time - the number one single, Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Old Red Eyes, Good as Gold, Don't Marry Her. Their live show promises to continue to celebrate and perform the classic Beautiful South songs along with songs from The South's debut album 'Sweet Refrains’.

Friday 13, April

The Young'uns

The Young'uns

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards “Best Group” recipients in 2015 and 2016, The Young'uns have a raft of awards to go along with the adoring, international fan base they have rapidly accumulated in a few short years. Pitch-perfect, a capella harmonies, razor-sharp banter and an uncanny knack for blending traditional themes with social commentary in live shows have gained them rave live reviews.

Johnny Longstaff bore witness to some of the most defining moments of the early 20th century. Before he died, he recorded his story in words which were harrowing, hilarious, poignant, proud and ultimately uplifting. With their trademark harmony and humour the Teesside trio present an urgent suite of songs interwoven with Johnny’s own voice and rare images to tell an amazing story.

Tuesday 10, April

Tiger's Tale

Tiger's Tale

M6 Theatre presents a fantastical new production by the award winning playwright Mike Kenny. Based on the extraordinary story of Fenella, the Holmfirth Tiger, A Tiger's Tale is a high spirited balancing act of circus, puppetry, live music and song. Join Titch, Ma and Pa on their riotous adventure into a world where ‘all the best stories end with a surprise.’

For ages 4-11 and family audiences

Friday 16, February

Vonda Shepherd

Vonda Shepherd

Following the success of Vonda’s 2015 / 2016 tours which saw her sell-out venues across the UK, Vonda will be returning to play with her full band. Vonda first shot to fame through her long running appearances, performances and musical accompaniment on the smash hit US TV show Ally McBeal. The theme song ‘Searching My Soul’ reached the top 10 in the UK and Vonda released a series of Ally inspired albums which went on to sell 12 million copies worldwide.

Sunday 18, February