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Wednesday 18, September

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

PGMild threat, language

Wednesday 18, September

Thursday 19, September

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

PGMild threat, language

Thursday 19, September

Friday 20, September

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

PGMild threat, language

Friday 20, September

Saturday 21, September

Brighouse & Rastrick Band

Brighouse & Rastrick Band

Saturday 21, September

Sunday 22, September

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

PGMild threat, language

Sunday 22, September

Monday 23, September

Singing with Dementia

Singing with Dementia

Monday 23, September

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

PGMild threat, language

Monday 23, September

Tuesday 24, September

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

PGMild threat, language

Tuesday 24, September

Wednesday 25, September

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

PGMild threat, language

Wednesday 25, September

Thursday 26, September

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

PGMild threat, language

Thursday 26, September

Build a Rocket

Build a Rocket

Thursday 26, September

Friday 27, September

National Theatre Live: One Man, Two Guvnors (Encor

National Theatre Live: One Man, Two Guvnors (Encor

12AInfrequent strong language, moderate sex references

Friday 27, September

Saturday 28, September

Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the Light

12ARacist language and behaviour, moderate bad language

Saturday 28, September

Monday 30, September

Singing with Dementia

Singing with Dementia

Monday 30, September

Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the Light

12ARacist language and behaviour, moderate bad language

Monday 30, September

Tuesday 1, October

Plácido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Gala Evening

Plácido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Gala Evening

UVery mild threat, violence, language

Tuesday 1, October

Thursday 3, October

Keston Cobblers Club

Keston Cobblers Club

Thursday 3, October

Friday 4, October

Wise Children

Wise Children

15strong sex references, references to abuse

Friday 4, October

Saturday 5, October

Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the Light

12ARacist language and behaviour, moderate bad language

Saturday 5, October

Monday 7, October

Singing with Dementia

Singing with Dementia

Monday 7, October

Tuesday 8, October

Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the Light

12ARacist language and behaviour, moderate bad language

Tuesday 8, October

Thursday 10, October

Grace Petrie

Grace Petrie

Thursday 10, October

Friday 11, October

Billy Connolly - The Sex Life Of Bandages

Billy Connolly - The Sex Life Of Bandages

TBC

Friday 11, October

Saturday 12, October

Taiko Drumming Introductory Course (6 Weeks)

Taiko Drumming Introductory Course (6 Weeks)

Saturday 12, October

National Theatre Live: Fleabag

National Theatre Live: Fleabag

15Strong language, sex references, references to sexual harassment

Saturday 12, October

Sunday 13, October

Ralph McTell

Ralph McTell

Sunday 13, October

Monday 14, October

Singing with Dementia

Singing with Dementia

Monday 14, October

Tuesday 15, October

Gauguin From The National Gallery, London

Gauguin From The National Gallery, London

TBC

Tuesday 15, October

Wednesday 16, October

Gin Tasting

Gin Tasting

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Wednesday 16, October

Thursday 17, October

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Thursday 17, October

Wednesday 23, October

The Storm Whale

The Storm Whale

Wednesday 23, October

Thursday 24, October

Al Stewart

Al Stewart

Thursday 24, October

Friday 25, October

Ronnie Scott's All Stars

Ronnie Scott's All Stars

Friday 25, October

Saturday 26, October

Lissie

Lissie

Saturday 26, October

Thursday 31, October

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Thursday 31, October

Dracula: Northern Ballet

Dracula: Northern Ballet

TBC

Thursday 31, October

Saturday 2, November

China Crisis

China Crisis

Saturday 2, November

Thursday 7, November

Fire & Rain

Fire & Rain

Thursday 7, November

Friday 8, November

In Loyal Company

In Loyal Company

Friday 8, November

Tuesday 12, November

42nd Street – The Musical

42nd Street – The Musical

PGMild innuendo, language

Tuesday 12, November

Thursday 14, November

Yorkshire Philosophical Society

Yorkshire Philosophical Society

Thursday 14, November

Friday 15, November

Acoustic Blues & Roots Weekend

Acoustic Blues & Roots Weekend

Friday 15, November

Saturday 16, November

Acoustic Blues & Roots Weekend (Saturday)

Acoustic Blues & Roots Weekend (Saturday)

Saturday 16, November

Acoustic Blues House Party

Acoustic Blues House Party

Saturday 16, November

Thursday 21, November

National Theatre Live: Hansard

National Theatre Live: Hansard

TBC

Thursday 21, November

Thursday 28, November

An evening with Simon Armitage

An evening with Simon Armitage

Thursday 28, November

Friday 29, November

Turin Brakes

Turin Brakes

Friday 29, November

Tuesday 3, December

Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet

Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet

Tuesday 3, December

Thursday 5, December

National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

TBC

Thursday 5, December

Saturday 7, December

Santa in Love

Santa in Love

Saturday 7, December

Friday 13, December

Punchline Christmas Comedy Gala

Punchline Christmas Comedy Gala

12A

Friday 13, December

Saturday 14, December

Aladdin

Aladdin

Saturday 14, December

Friday 20, December

Grand Old Uke of York

Grand Old Uke of York

Friday 20, December

Saturday 4, January

André Rieu: 70 YEARS YOUNG

André Rieu: 70 YEARS YOUNG

TBC

Saturday 4, January

Sunday 5, January

André Rieu: 70 YEARS YOUNG

André Rieu: 70 YEARS YOUNG

TBC

Sunday 5, January

Wednesday 22, January

David Harper

David Harper

Wednesday 22, January

Friday 24, January

Keep it Cash

Keep it Cash

Friday 24, January

Friday 31, January

Arthur Smith

Arthur Smith

Friday 31, January

Friday 7, February

Robert Vincent with Buffalo Skinners

Robert Vincent with Buffalo Skinners

Friday 7, February

Thursday 13, February

You're in a Bad Way

You're in a Bad Way

Thursday 13, February

Thursday 20, February

Pugs of the Frozen North

Pugs of the Frozen North

Thursday 20, February

Sunday 5, April

Herman's Hermits

Herman's Hermits

Sunday 5, April

42nd Street – The Musical

42nd Street – The Musical

PGMild innuendo, language

One of Broadway's most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street, comes to the big screen in the largest ever production of the show. The musical tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway. Peggy arrives to New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania and her talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh. She gets a spot in the chorus of Pretty Lady. Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva and star of the show, takes a dislike to the new girl. When Dorothy is injured, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found — someone like Peggy Sawyer! Filmed at London’s Theatre Royal the production is directed by the original author of the show, Mark Bramble. This eye-watering extravaganza is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards, and show-stopping ensemble production numbers.

Tuesday 12, November

Acoustic Blues & Roots Weekend

Acoustic Blues & Roots Weekend

ACOUSTIC BLUES & ROOTS WEEKEND 2019

Do you play guitar and fancy honing your skills under the tuition of two of the world’s most respected guitarists? Then PAC has the perfect weekend in store for you.

The event, which is run by renowned musician, Michael Messer, has become a firm favourite in PAC’s programme of live events over the past 15 years or so, features guitar, slide guitar and performance tuition, jam sessions, student performances, great company and a special Saturday night concert.

This year’s special guest tutor is session ace guitarist, Robbie McIntosh. Robbie has toured with Paul McCartney, Norah Jones, The Pretenders, John Mayer, Mark Knopfler, Roger Daltrey, Paul Carrack and many more. For this event Robbie McIntosh will be teaching fingerstyle and slide guitar, and as well as blues and roots styles that he is such a master of, Robbie will delve into some of the material he has played with the world’s leading artists. Robbie McIntosh’s latest album is a tribute to guitar master, Chet Atkins, called “Thanks Chet” and Robbie will also be covering some of Chet’s style of playing.

Michael Messer's reputation as an innovator of the blues and master of slide guitar is well known. Michael's obsessive appetite for knowledge of his art is virtually unrivalled. His stunning slide guitar playing and superb vocals, ooze authenticity and integrity. Michael Messer has released 10 albums, toured worldwide and won many awards. Johnny Cash was a fan of Michael’s work and wrote the sleeve notes for his 1993 album, ‘Rhythm Oil’.

Michael also has a line of MM guitar products; including Michael Messer Guitars, Michael Messer Guitar Strings and a series of slide and lap steel guitar tuition DVDs. Michael Messer will be teaching slide and lap steel guitar in the styles of the masters of blues, country, Hawaiian, Indian and roots slide guitarists. Michael and Robbie will also hold a workshop together on the art of performance.

Both musicians are very experienced and teach in a relaxed manner that in no way intimidates any of the students. This is an amazing opportunity for guitarists of all levels to spend time with two extraordinary musicians, and to have a fantastic weekend and make new friends in the company of other like-minded people.

A highlight of the weekend is the Acoustic Blues House Party on Saturday 16 November, which provides a unique opportunity to hear Michael and Robbie playing together, solo, and with some special guests in an intimate, relaxed ‘unplugged’ style performance.

Friday 15, November

Acoustic Blues & Roots Weekend (Saturday)

Acoustic Blues & Roots Weekend (Saturday)

ACOUSTIC BLUES & ROOTS WEEKEND 2019

Do you play guitar and fancy honing your skills under the tuition of two of the world’s most respected guitarists? Then PAC has the perfect weekend in store for you.

The event, which is run by renowned musician, Michael Messer, has become a firm favourite in PAC’s programme of live events over the past 15 years or so, features guitar, slide guitar and performance tuition, jam sessions, student performances, great company and a special Saturday night concert.

This year’s special guest tutor is session ace guitarist, Robbie McIntosh. Robbie has toured with Paul McCartney, Norah Jones, The Pretenders, John Mayer, Mark Knopfler, Roger Daltrey, Paul Carrack and many more. For this event Robbie McIntosh will be teaching fingerstyle and slide guitar, and as well as blues and roots styles that he is such a master of, Robbie will delve into some of the material he has played with the world’s leading artists. Robbie McIntosh’s latest album is a tribute to guitar master, Chet Atkins, called “Thanks Chet” and Robbie will also be covering some of Chet’s style of playing.

Michael Messer's reputation as an innovator of the blues and master of slide guitar is well known. Michael's obsessive appetite for knowledge of his art is virtually unrivalled. His stunning slide guitar playing and superb vocals, ooze authenticity and integrity. Michael Messer has released 10 albums, toured worldwide and won many awards. Johnny Cash was a fan of Michael’s work and wrote the sleeve notes for his 1993 album, ‘Rhythm Oil’.

Michael also has a line of MM guitar products; including Michael Messer Guitars, Michael Messer Guitar Strings and a series of slide and lap steel guitar tuition DVDs. Michael Messer will be teaching slide and lap steel guitar in the styles of the masters of blues, country, Hawaiian, Indian and roots slide guitarists. Michael and Robbie will also hold a workshop together on the art of performance.

Both musicians are very experienced and teach in a relaxed manner that in no way intimidates any of the students. This is an amazing opportunity for guitarists of all levels to spend time with two extraordinary musicians, and to have a fantastic weekend and make new friends in the company of other like-minded people.

A highlight of the weekend is the Acoustic Blues House Party on Saturday 16 November, which provides a unique opportunity to hear Michael and Robbie playing together, solo, and with some special guests in an intimate, relaxed ‘unplugged’ style performance.

Saturday 16, November

Acoustic Blues House Party

Acoustic Blues House Party

Featuring Michael Messer and Robbie McIntosh

A unique opportunity to hear two of this country’s finest musicians playing together, solo, and with some guests in an intimate relaxed “unplugged” type of performance. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Robbie has toured with Paul McCartney, Norah Jones, The Pretenders, John Mayer, Mark Knopfler, Roger Daltrey, Paul Carrack and many more. Robbie will delve into some of the material he has played with the world’s leading artists. Robbie McIntosh’s latest album is a tribute to guitar master, Chet Atkins, called “Thanks Chet”.

Michael Messer's reputation as an innovator of the blues and master of slide guitar is well known. Michael's obsessive appetite for knowledge of his art is virtually unrivalled. His stunning slide guitar playing and superb vocals, ooze authenticity and integrity. Michael Messer has released 10 albums, toured worldwide and won many awards. Johnny Cash was a fan of Michael’s work and wrote the sleeve notes for his 1993 album, ‘Rhythm Oil’. Michael also has a line of MM guitar products; including Michael Messer Guitars, Michael Messer Guitar Strings and a series of slide and lap steel guitar tuition DVDs.

Saturday 16, November

Al Stewart

Al Stewart

After touring for the last year in the USA with his band the Empty Pockets, Al has decided to bring this show to the UK shores. He will be playing selections from his deep catalogue along with favourites Year Of The Cat, Time Passages, On the Border, Nostradamus and Roads To Moscow. The Scottish-born singer-songwriter has released nearly 20 introspective and lyrically powerful records featuring brilliant backing musicians (Jimmy Page, Phil Collins, Richard Thompson, Peter White, etc.). His biggest platinum successes, “Year Of The Cat” and “Time Passages”, were released in 1976 & 1978 respectively. He’s had several top 20 singles, including the above-mentioned titles, as well as “On the Border” and “Song On The Radio”.

Thursday 24, October

Aladdin

Aladdin

Join Pocklington Arts Centre and professional pantomime company, TaleGate Theatre Productions,

this Christmas for the pantomime you wished for! Follow our hero Aladdin and his troublesome

Mum, Widow Twankey, beat the evil Abanazar to the magic lamp and win the hand of Princess

Jasmine. ‘Aladdin’ is guaranteed to be full of eastern promise. It will be our funniest and most

spectacular pantomime ever! Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness, audience participation and all

the fairytale magic of traditional pantomime! This fun-filled extravaganza is guaranteed to delight

the whole family.

Saturday 14, December

An evening with Simon Armitage

An evening with Simon Armitage

The new UK Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has been celebrated as ‘the most popular and prolific British poet of his generation’ (The Times). His numerous accolades include the 2018 Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and an Ivor Novello Award for song-writing. Armitage has published 28 collections of poetry, including his latest book Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic. He also writes extensively for television and radio, and is the author of three bestselling memoirs. Enjoy an evening of poetry, including an opportunity to ask questions. Simon will be available to sign books after the event.

Thursday 28, November

André Rieu: 70 YEARS YOUNG

André Rieu: 70 YEARS YOUNG

TBC

Cinema host Charlotte Hawkins welcomes in the New Year by inviting audiences from around the world to André Rieu’s castle in Maastricht. During the party, André Rieu talks to Charlotte about his life and music. It’s been an incredible journey; from growing up in a musical family, his church choir days, his marriage to Marjorie, The Salon Orchestra, forming The Johann Strauss Orchestra, the breakaway success of The Second Waltz and his record-breaking world tours. 70 YEARS YOUNG is André Rieu’s ultimate concert featuring musical highlights chosen by André himself. This unique anniversary event will take you on an unbelievable journey around the world to André Rieu’s most amazing concert locations, such as Schönbrunn Vienna, Radio City Music Hall New York and the Coronation Concert in Amsterdam. Make sure you bring all of your friends to this one-off celebration. Special surprise guests will also join the party by sharing their birthday messages! Don’t miss out!

Saturday 4, January

Sunday 5, January

Show Future Dates
Arthur Smith

Arthur Smith

A BBC regular, well-known for his appearances on TV’s Grumpy Old Men, Q.I., Have I Got News For You, Arthur is simply one of our funniest and most original comic performers and is guaranteed to bring you a night of hilarity, mirth and scandal...with a touch of rudeness thrown in for good measure. Expect an evening of sublime playfulness, crammed with jokes, anecdotes, short stories, poems, songs (at least 1 from Leonard Cohen) and readings from his recently published memoir.

Friday 31, January

Billy Connolly - The Sex Life Of Bandages

Billy Connolly - The Sex Life Of Bandages

TBC

Hailed as the UK’s most influential comedian of all time, legendary Scot Billy Connolly is coming to cinemas with this brilliant show from his final stand-up tour.

Friday 11, October

Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the Light

12ARacist language and behaviour, moderate bad language

In 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Saturday 28, September

Monday 30, September

Saturday 5, October

Tuesday 8, October

Show Future Dates
Brighouse & Rastrick Band

Brighouse & Rastrick Band

Regarded by many as the best and most consistent 'public subscription band' in the world. In its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by 'Briggus', most recently becoming National Champion Band of Great Britain in 2017, whilst the band has also attracted a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts for both the general public and brass band connoisseur. The band was formed over 130 years ago through public donations given by the townsfolk of the adjacent villages of Brighouse and Rastrick that face each other across the River Calder in West Yorkshire. Today, it still continues to be supported through public subscriptions and its own fundraising efforts.

Saturday 21, September

Build a Rocket

Build a Rocket

asmin is a bright 16 year-old from a small seaside town. In an instant, her world is turned upside down when she becomes pregnant with her son, Jack. Suddenly her life isn't sandcastles, arcades, and donkey rides. Abandoned by both the father of her child and her alcoholic mother, Yasmin faces one of life's great challenges completely alone - but can the thing which threatens to ruin her life actually be the thing which saves her? "A breathless, swaggering hour of female endurance and defiance" (The Telegraph), this play challenges our perceptions about young motherhood in this brilliant, funny, and heart-warming production.

Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award

Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Award 2019

Thursday 26, September

China Crisis

China Crisis

Best known for a string of hits, including African & White, Christian, Working with Fire and Steel, Black Man Ray and Wishful Thinking, The RETROspective tour will see the band performing these classics alongside songs from all of their seven studio albums. Founder members Eddie Lundon and Gary Daly started China Crisis in Kirkby, Merseyside back in 1979 and found major success in the UK with five Top 40 singles, ten Top 50 singles and three Top 40 albums and hits across Australia, Europe and the Americas.

This is a Mr H Presents event.

Saturday 2, November

David Harper

David Harper

David Harper is a hugely popular BBC TV presenter well known for his appearances on Bargain Hunt, The Antiques Road Trip, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Flog It and For What It’s Worth. The show will feature funny behind the scenes anecdotes from TV, live auctions, exciting antique finds, huge profits, even bigger losses, as well as stories from celebrity TV appearances and historical journeys through time plus questions from the audience.

“Very funny, you had the room buzzing!”

Wednesday 22, January

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

PGMild threat, language

You are cordially invited to return to Downton Abbey. Only in theaters 2019. #DowntonAbbeyFilm The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house. Over its 6 seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, 69 Emmy nominations in total, making Downton Abbey the most nominated non-US television show in the history of the Emmys - even earning a Special BAFTA award and a Guinness World Record for the highest critically rated TV show along the way.

Wednesday 18, September

Thursday 19, September

Friday 20, September

Sunday 22, September

Monday 23, September

Tuesday 24, September

Wednesday 25, September

Thursday 26, September

Show Future Dates
Dracula: Northern Ballet

Dracula: Northern Ballet

TBC

With darkly Gothic sets and costumes, Northern Ballet is resurrecting Bram Stoker’s classic horror story for special LIVE screenings in cinemas this Halloween. ​​The haunting tale of passion and immortality is played out through ​a unique blend of sensuous dancing​ and​ gripping theatre​ - ​this is ballet with a dramatic bite​. Created by Northern Ballet's Artistic Director David Nixon OBE, with atmospheric ​music ​by Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Pärt, Michael Daugherty and Sergei Rachmaninov, Dracula is a thrilling adaptation that will leave you thirsty for more.

Thursday 31, October

Fire & Rain

Fire & Rain

Fire and Rain is not a tribute or sound-a-like act.  It’s simply a collection of five of the best musicians from the North of England coming together to play music they love. Expect the classic James Taylor & Carole King songs played with skill, passion, emotion, humour and humility.  

Support: Gracie Falls is an award winning singer and songwriter who will be accompanied by the wonderful guitarist Alex Staples.

Thursday 7, November

Gauguin From The National Gallery, London

Gauguin From The National Gallery, London

TBC

This fascinating cinema event opens with a brand-new documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin, one of the world’s most popular and important artists. Filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK, this cinematic film will explore Gauguin’s extraordinary – and at times controversial – artistic achievement, with commentary from his descendants, artists and world experts. It will be followed by an exclusive private view of the National Gallery exhibition Gauguin Portraits, just after it opens in London. Exhibition curators and guest contributors will take cinema audiences on a lively and engaging guided tour, bringing this first ever exhibition of Gauguin’s portraits to the big screen with stunning close-ups and illuminating insights.

Tuesday 15, October

Gin Tasting

Gin Tasting

18

Enjoy an interesting and amusing evening of anecdotes covering the history of gin, the different types of gins on the market and the history of Hooting Owl Distillery

There will be a tasting session - guests being able to sample all 5 of their 42% abv gins and an explanation of the botanicals and flavours in each of them.

Guests will also enjoy 2 full gin & tonics and some light nibbles within their ticket price

Presented by the Friends of Pocklington Arts Centre

Wednesday 16, October

Grace Petrie

Grace Petrie

Protest singer Grace Petrie’s unique takes on life, love and politics, delivered with the warmth and wit which have won over an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes. A folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, UK, she has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly for ten years. She has racked up tour supports with Emmy the Great and Billy Bragg, and in 2019 supported Frank Turner on his UK arena tour. She has also made her mark in the comedy scene regularly supporting comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long on tour. She’s appeared at Glastonbury four times at the invitation of Billy Bragg, as well as an eclectic genre-crossing mix of festivals Latitude, Musicport, Blissfields, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Greenbelt and more including of course Cambridge Folk Festival. And she has collaborated with some of the most respected names in folk, including Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey and Peggy Seeger.

Thursday 10, October

Grand Old Uke of York

Grand Old Uke of York

The vibrant 12-piece ukulele collective are back due to popular demand for another year of festive treats.  Bringing you baubles, Buble and Bling this is the sure fire way to get you into the Christmas spirit.  With big bass riffs, electric melodies and group harmonies throughout. Expect the unexpected and bring your sparkly jumpers, reindeers and the in-laws. [N.B. real reindeers will not be permitted into the show]

Friday 20, December

Herman's Hermits

Herman's Hermits

Herman’s Hermits, one of the biggest selling bands of the 60’s, not just in the UK, but around the World.

From their early beginnings in Manchester in 1964, the band have chalked up 23 Hit Singles, 10 Hit Albums, appeared in 3 Major Movies and to date they have sold in excess of 75 Million records worldwide. Hits include, There’s A Kind Of Hush, Silhouettes, Can’t You Hear My Heart Beat, Wonderful World, A Must To Avoid, Mrs Brown You’ve Gotta Lovely Daughter. Rolling Back The 60’s sees Herman’s Hermits embarking on their Solo 55th Anniversary Tour. An Evening of Nostalgia, Song and Laughter, plus bringing all the Hits to life.

Sunday 5, April

In Loyal Company

In Loyal Company

In Loyal Company is the incredible true story of missing World War II soldier and prisoner of war, Arthur Robinson, written and performed by his great-nephew, David William Bryan.

May 1941. Hitler’s bombs rain down on Liverpool. Local packer, Arthur Robinson, joins up becoming a private in the 18th reconnaissance division and deployed to Singapore where his ship is destroyed by Japanese dive bombers on arrival and Arthur is declared missing. This extraordinary true story of survival is a tour-de-force war epic.

“A masterpiece” Broadway Baby

Friday 8, November

Keep it Cash

Keep it Cash

The tribute band that keeps the sound of Johnny Cash alive. Expect a note perfect musical journey from the humble gospel beginnings of the Tennessee two, right through to the final and emotional American recordings. The band have now performed hundreds of sold out shows to thousands of people in many countries across the world.

Friday 24, January

Keston Cobblers Club

Keston Cobblers Club

Join The Cobblers for a one-of-a-kind concert, celebrating their ten years of making and performing music together. With two halves of the Cobblers (no support), all of the favourite tracks from the past ten years in chronological order and a few surprises along the way; expect an evening of rambunctious, instrument switching, toe tapping, smile inducing indie folk. We Will Heel Your Soles.

Thursday 3, October

Lissie

Lissie

After releasing her stunning top10 record 'Castles' last year, acclaimed American singer-songwriter Lissie returned in 2019 with 'When I'm Alone: The Piano Retrospective - an evocative collection reinterpreting songs from her first decade in music as well as exceptional covers of Fleetwood Mac and The Dixie Chicks. With this record, Lissie is poised to show listeners that her past is hardly static, that the songs she wrote nearly ten years ago are still fresh and vibrant evoking feelings old and new. Where 2018's 'Castles' was defined by Lissie looking to expand her sound, reaching out for new sonic palettes, incorporating synths and drum machines into her sound, 'When I'm Alone: The Piano Retrospective subtracts these elements removing the noise and laying Lissie's songwriting bare for an emotive and powerful listening experience.

Lissie's album 'My Wild West' - the follow-up to 'Catching a Tiger' (2010) and 'Back to Forever' peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and Top10 on the Independent Album Chart. Lissie also appeared in the most recent season of David Lynch's Twin Peaks with the NME saying of her 'intense' performance: "Closing the episode with the Stevie Nicks-esque 'Wild West', Rock Island's most exciting troubadour more than earned her Lynch-commissioned screen time".

Saturday 26, October

Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet

Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet has been hailed as ‘the single most eagerly awaited dance show for 2019’ by The Daily Telegraph. This passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic story of love and conflict is set in the not too distant future in ‘The Verona Institute’. Here ‘difficult’ young people are mysteriously confined by a society that seeks to divide and crush their youthful spirit and individuality. Our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together. A timeless story of forbidden love, repressed emotions and teenage discovery, filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas.

Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, the UK’s brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures company, with direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, design by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score by Terry Davies, played live by the New Adventures Orchestra conducted by Brett Morris.

Tuesday 3, December

National Theatre Live: Fleabag

National Theatre Live: Fleabag

15Strong language, sex references, references to sexual harassment

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig cafe struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

Saturday 12, October

National Theatre Live: Hansard

National Theatre Live: Hansard

TBC

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.

Thursday 21, November

National Theatre Live: One Man, Two Guvnors (Encor

National Theatre Live: One Man, Two Guvnors (Encor

12AInfrequent strong language, moderate sex references

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

Friday 27, September

National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

TBC

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Thursday 5, December

Plácido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Gala Evening

Plácido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Gala Evening

UVery mild threat, violence, language

With an illustrious career spanning five decades: over 150 stage roles, 11 Grammy Awards and his iconic performances alongside Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras as one of the Three Tenors, the legendary Plácido Domingo continues to astound audiences with a vocal talent unmatched in power. For one very special night, Plácido Domingo returns to the breath-taking Arena Di Verona amphitheatre for this anniversary gala evening, 50 years after his debut, revisiting three of his greatest ever roles in Verdi's Nabucco, I due Foscari and Macbeth.

Tuesday 1, October

Pugs of the Frozen North

Pugs of the Frozen North

The Race to the Top of the World! It comes around once in a lifetime, and the prize? Your heart's desire. Shen and Sika can't resist the chance to win, but the path to victory is littered with snow trolls, sea monsters, and a gang of yetis. But Shen and Sika have something the other contestants don't have. Actually, they have 66 other things; pugs to be exact. That's a 264 paw-powered sled.  Let the race begin!  This well-loved children’s book by the best-selling team of Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre comes to the stage promising fun and excitement for all the family.

Thursday 20, February

Punchline Christmas Comedy Gala

Punchline Christmas Comedy Gala

12A

Our annual Christmas Comedy Gala, which has sold our for the last twelve years, features:

The Noise Next Door take audience suggestions and the cheeky and charming quartet, transform them into fantastically funny scenes and songs in the blink of an eye with a perfect blend of ludicrous characters, witty one-liners, epic stories, and explosive physicality.

Venue favourite Tom Binns (aka Ivan Brackenbury Hospital DJ) is an award-winning and critical acclaimed character comedian.

Lee Ridley AKA Lost Voice Guy may not be able to talk, but he definitely has something to say! He won the BBC New Comedy Award 2014 and Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year.

Friday 13, December

Ralph McTell

Ralph McTell

One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell, known for his virtuoso guitar style, is primarily a prolific and gifted songwriter. With a style that invites you into a unique world, he weaves a narrative that is both significant and poignant. Ralph made his debut in 1968 with the album ‘Eight Frames a Second’ and in 1974 the release of ‘Streets of London’ earned him an Ivor Novello Award. In 2002 he was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Ralph is conducting a world tour promoting his new album Hill of Beans produced by the great Tony Visconti.

Sunday 13, October

Robert Vincent with Buffalo Skinners

Robert Vincent with Buffalo Skinners

Robert Vincent is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Liverpool – having received the inaugural Emerging Artist Award from “Whispering” Bob Harris in 2016 and UK Americana Music Association’s UK Album of The Year in 2018. Sited by The Guardian as one the UK’s top Americana artists, Robert has supported Grammy nominated Beth Nielsen Chapman and closed the show with his performance on The Old Grey Whistle Test 50th Anniversary Special.

"A young man filled with dreams, regret and shocking talent, giving his all - now is his time" **** Mojo

“Absolutely magnetic” Bob Harris

Friday 7, February

Ronnie Scott's All Stars

Ronnie Scott's All Stars

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of one of the world's most iconic music venues, the Ronnie Scott's All Stars take to the road to celebrate the 'Ronnie Scott's Story'. Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club and combining world class live jazz alongside projected archive photos and video footage, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, take you on a guided, musical tour of this music institution. Set amongst the dive bars and jazz jook-joints of London’s Soho, we hear about the desperate hand-to-mouth finances of the early years and the frequent police raids. We hear how Ronnie's became neutral ground within rife gang territory and their scrapes with gangsters including the Krays who were rumoured to have taken Ronnie and Pete “for a little drive”! Life at Ronnie’s is evocatively re-imagined through tales of the club’s past visitors, from pop stars, film stars and politicians to comedians and royalty, but above all, the musicians. Featuring classic music from the jazz greats who have performed at Ronnie Scott’s, projected images and footage, and tales of old Soho, miscreant musicians and police raids, ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Songbook’ is a glimpse into this unique world and its incredible history.

Hosted and performed by the award-winning Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, led by the Club’s Musical Director, this is a unique evening celebrating the music and history of Ronnie Scott’s and is a must for any music fan.

Friday 25, October

Santa in Love

Santa in Love

Have you ever wanted to know a secret? A Christmas secret! Maybe you’d like to know where the fairy on top of the Christmas tree comes from, or why you never see a Christmas elf. Or maybe you’d like to know the greatest secret of them all... the one about Santa Claus and the thing he secretly loves best.  

Santa will be available after the show to meet your little ones and give them a present, so don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the smiles!

Suitable for Children 4+ and their families

Saturday 7, December

Singing with Dementia

Singing with Dementia

Awareness of the benefits of music for people living with dementia has grown rapidly. Join the charismatic Sam Dunkley who will lead the group in singing a familiar repertoire of songs that will unlock memories. One carer to each person with dementia goes free.

Places limited so book early! Includes tea/coffee.

Supported by the Friends of Pocklington Arts Centre

Monday 23, September

Monday 30, September

Monday 7, October

Monday 14, October

Show Future Dates
Taiko Drumming Introductory Course (6 Weeks)

Taiko Drumming Introductory Course (6 Weeks)

Taiko Drumming Course - May 18th, 25th and June 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd.

Come and have a go at this exciting and energetic Japanese performing art in this six week introductory course.

Suitable for beginners to intermediate level and all for all ages 12 years. All equipment provided.

Limited places, advance booking required.

For further information please visit www.tengutaiko.com

Saturday 12, October

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Charles Baskerville is dead, and a terrifying beast is rumoured to stalk the moors around the remote Baskerville mansion. When Sherlock Holmes sends Doctor Watson to investigate, Watson finds himself surrounded by dense fog and a community steeped in folklore, legend and rumour. Northern Stage presents Sherlock Holmes’ most infamous case, adapted by Northern Stage from Arthur Conan Doyle’s gothic classic.

Thursday 17, October

The Storm Whale

The Storm Whale

Based on the award winning books The Storm Whale and The Storm Whale in Winter by Benji Davies. Noi lives with his Dad and six cats by the sea. One summer, while his Dad was busy at work, Noi rescued a little whale that washed up on the beach. A friendship began that changed their lives forever. The following winter Noi’s Dad takes one last trip in his fishing boat. Noi is alone once more and longs to see his friend again. He waits and watches, watches and waits… will it take another storm to bring them back together? Benji Davies’ tender and heart-warming children’s stories of friendship, love and courage are brought to life as one enchanting and magical treat for all the family.

Wednesday 23, October

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly…..But The People’s Theatre Company do! And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life to celebrate Pam Adams’ best-selling book. Relive the delights of this charming tale complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart-warming family fun.

It’s the perfect treat for anyone aged 2 to 102!

Thursday 31, October

Turin Brakes

Turin Brakes

The estimable London 4-piece Turin Brakes are delighted to announce a UK Acoustic Tour starting Autumn 2019. The band - founder members and former primary school friends Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, along with longtime bandmates Rob Allum and Eddie Myer - are one the finest indie bands of the last two decades. This is a chance to see the band in their first full stripped back acoustic tour since way back in 2002. They will be playing a range of songs spanning their 20 year career - which includes seven top 40 singles and 6 top 40 albums with sales over a million worldwide.

Friday 29, November

Wise Children

Wise Children

15strong sex references, references to abuse

Multi-award-winning director Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel in this brand-new theatre production. A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope, with a generous dash of Shakespeare, scandal and mischief, taking the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotion. In Brixton, Nora and Dora Chance – twin chorus girls born and bred south of the river – are celebrating their 75th birthday. Over the river in Chelsea, their father – and greatest actor of his generation – Melchior Hazard turns 100 on the same day. As does his twin brother Peregrine. If, in fact, he’s still alive. And if, in truth, Melchior is their real father after all… Performed by a talented ensemble cast, this entertaining, all-singing and dancing show opened to a raft of 4 and 5-star reviews at London’s Old Vic in 2018. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, the former Artistic Director of Kneehigh and Shakespeare’s Globe, it was filmed for the cinema screen at York Theatre Royal and is ‘pure, unadulterated theatre.’ (★★★★★ Broadway World)

Friday 4, October

Yorkshire Philosophical Society

Yorkshire Philosophical Society

We recognise our friends and family every day, but scientists still do not know how the brain achieves this. Face recognition is also critical in forensic and security settings –e.g. when monitoring CCTV or verifying passports.

A talk presented by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society.

Thursday 14, November

You're in a Bad Way

You're in a Bad Way

Writer, theatre-maker and creator of cult Edinburgh hit John Peel's Shed, John Osborne has a

new storytelling show about music and dementia. When they find out their dad is ill, two sisters

choose very different ways to deal with the news. John has made six half hour storytelling shows

for BBC Radio 4, as well as writing the Sky 1 sitcom After Hours, directed by Craig Cash.

“Beautifully written, funny and poignant” ***** The Scotsman

Thursday 13, February