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Thursday 23, September

Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Thursday 23, September

Friday 24, September

The Courier

The Courier

12Amoderate violence, threat, infrequent strong language

Friday 24, September

Saturday 25, September

The Courier

The Courier

12Amoderate violence, threat, infrequent strong language

Saturday 25, September

Tuesday 28, September

NT Live: Romeo & Juliet

NT Live: Romeo & Juliet

TBC

Tuesday 28, September

Thursday 30, September

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Thursday 30, September

Friday 1, October

Respect

Respect

TBCdomestic abuse, racism, sexual abuse references, infrequent strong language

Friday 1, October

Saturday 2, October

Respect

Respect

TBCdomestic abuse, racism, sexual abuse references, infrequent strong language

Saturday 2, October

Tuesday 5, October

Respect

Respect

TBCdomestic abuse, racism, sexual abuse references, infrequent strong language

Tuesday 5, October

Friday 8, October

Thea Gilmore

Thea Gilmore

Friday 8, October

Saturday 9, October

Dangerous Liaisons - Northern Ballet

Dangerous Liaisons - Northern Ballet

15scene of sexual violence

Saturday 9, October

Tuesday 12, October

Three Tenors: Voices For Eternity

Three Tenors: Voices For Eternity

Uvery mild bad language, references to illness

Tuesday 12, October

Wednesday 13, October

George Egg

George Egg

Wednesday 13, October

Saturday 16, October

Holy Moly & The Crackers

Holy Moly & The Crackers

Saturday 16, October

Tuesday 19, October

Mary Coughlan

Mary Coughlan

Tuesday 19, October

Wednesday 20, October

Spiers & Boden

Spiers & Boden

Wednesday 20, October

Friday 22, October

The Last Bus

The Last Bus

12Amoderate sex references, sex, discrimination, implied strong language

Friday 22, October

Saturday 23, October

Paw Patrol: The Movie

Paw Patrol: The Movie

Uvery mild threat, rude humour, upsetting scenes

Saturday 23, October

Thursday 28, October

Harry Panto

Harry Panto

Thursday 28, October

Friday 29, October

Women in Rock

Women in Rock

Friday 29, October

Friday 5, November

No Time To Die

No Time To Die

TBC

Friday 5, November

Saturday 6, November

No Time To Die

No Time To Die

TBC

Saturday 6, November

Sunday 7, November

No Time To Die

No Time To Die

TBC

Sunday 7, November

Monday 8, November

No Time To Die

No Time To Die

TBC

Monday 8, November

Tuesday 9, November

No Time To Die

No Time To Die

TBC

Tuesday 9, November

Wednesday 10, November

No Time To Die

No Time To Die

TBC

Wednesday 10, November

Thursday 11, November

No Time To Die

No Time To Die

TBC

Thursday 11, November

Ben Caplan

Ben Caplan

Thursday 11, November

Friday 12, November

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: 20th Ann

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: 20th Ann

PGContains mild scary scenes, violence and language

Friday 12, November

Saturday 13, November

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: 20th Ann

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: 20th Ann

PGContains mild scary scenes, violence and language

Saturday 13, November

Friday 19, November

Acoustic Blues & Roots Weekend

Acoustic Blues & Roots Weekend

Friday 19, November

Saturday 20, November

Acoustic Blues & Roots Weekend (Saturday)

Acoustic Blues & Roots Weekend (Saturday)

Saturday 20, November

Acoustic Blues House Party

Acoustic Blues House Party

Saturday 20, November

Thursday 25, November

My Voice Was Heard But Ignored

My Voice Was Heard But Ignored

Thursday 25, November

Friday 26, November

Jeremy Vine

Jeremy Vine

Friday 26, November

Thursday 2, December

Martyn Joseph

Martyn Joseph

Thursday 2, December

Tuesday 18, January

Julian Norton

Julian Norton

Tuesday 18, January

Saturday 22, January

Teddy Thompson

Teddy Thompson

Saturday 22, January

Thursday 3, February

Andy Parsons

Andy Parsons

Thursday 3, February

Friday 11, February

Andy Fairweather Low

Andy Fairweather Low

Friday 11, February

Saturday 12, February

Mark Watson

Mark Watson

Saturday 12, February

Tuesday 15, February

The Delines

The Delines

Tuesday 15, February

Sunday 20, February

Herman's Hermits

Herman's Hermits

Sunday 20, February

Thursday 3, March

Toyah

Toyah

Thursday 3, March

Wednesday 20, April

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Wednesday 20, April

Thursday 5, May

Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span

Thursday 5, May

Saturday 21, May

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

Saturday 21, May

Thursday 26, May

Gary Delaney

Gary Delaney

Thursday 26, May

Thursday 23, June

The Felice Brothers

The Felice Brothers

Thursday 23, June

Wednesday 7, September

Loudon Wainright III

Loudon Wainright III

Wednesday 7, September

Acoustic Blues & Roots Weekend

Acoustic Blues & Roots Weekend

ACOUSTIC BLUES & ROOTS WEEKEND 2021 We’re back after a year of lockdowns! A weekend of guitar and slide guitar tuition - plus jam sessions, student performances, great company and a special Saturday night concert.  This is a weekend for anyone interested in playing acoustic guitar and slide guitar in blues and roots styles. All levels are welcome. Acoustic instruments only. Learn from two of the finest guitarists in the UK - Michael Messer and Robbie McIntosh. Robbie & Michael will hold a class together on the subject of performance and playing in a duo. Spending time with Robbie McIntosh, Michael Messer and other attendees in the classes and at the evening events will be a fantastic experience for everyone involved.  The Saturday night concert will be a unique event - Robbie McIntosh & Michael Messer plus guests.

Friday 19, November

Acoustic Blues & Roots Weekend (Saturday)

Acoustic Blues & Roots Weekend (Saturday)

We’re back after a year of lockdowns! A weekend of guitar and slide guitar tuition - plus jam sessions, student performances, great company and a special Saturday night concert.  This is a weekend for anyone interested in playing acoustic guitar and slide guitar in blues and roots styles. All levels are welcome. Acoustic instruments only. Learn from two of the finest guitarists in the UK with Michael Messer and Robbie McIntosh. In addition and by request, Robbie & Michael will hold a class together on the subject of performance and playing in a duo. Spending time with Robbie McIntosh, Michael Messer and other attendees in the classes and at the evening events will be a fantastic experience for everyone involved.

Saturday 20, November

Acoustic Blues House Party

Acoustic Blues House Party

Enjoy an evening immersed in the blues with two of the world’s finest guitarists Robbie McIntosh has played with Sir Paul McCartney, Pretenders, Norah Jones, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer…and many other great artists. Michael Messer is an award winning musician whose reputation as an innovator of the blues and master of slide guitar is well known. Together and with some special guests, they will present an evening of memorable acoustic blues & roots music.

Saturday 20, November

Andy Fairweather Low

Andy Fairweather Low

Andy Fairweather Low's pedigree is the stuff rock dreams are made of. He first came to prominence at the vanguard of the new youthful expression of music as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as 'Bend Me Shape Me', 'Hello Suzy', '(If Paradise is) Half As Nice' are internationally remembered to this day. But if you were paying close attention you might have picked up a clue in the magnificent 'Gin House' to Andy's future musical collaborations. Since the early days Andy has gone on to work with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Jimi Hendrix, The Band, Elton John, Bill Wyman, Sheryl Crow... and hundreds more. Quite simply, Andy Fairweather Low has been – and continues to be - the guitarist and vocalist of choice for a phenomenal cast list of musical luminaries. If you just remember Andy's early work and major solo hits such as 'Wide Eyed And Legless', you're in for a treat - there's so much more!

Friday 11, February

Andy Parsons

Andy Parsons

'Cracking adlibbing... a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain' The Guardian 'Coruscating live performer specialising in lacerating topical gags' The Independent 'It was 24th June 2016 and I found myself contemplating a supermarket meal deal. I only wanted a sandwich and I only needed a sandwich but given that I could get a snack and a drink for only 5p more it seemed financially irresponsible not to. I had spent so long pondering the EU Referendum result from the day before that I was now in a massive rush. The lad on the till scanned the first two items no problem but the third item he couldn't get to scan at all. I thought this is going to be a nightmare - there was a queue building up and he looked like he was going to call the supervisor. Then to his credit, he tried to scan it one more time, it wouldn't scan - so he went 'bip' himself and chucked it through. And it was at that moment I thought "oh we'll be alright as a country we will". "And we will be alright. Trust me. I'm not a politician." As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I.

Thursday 3, February

Ben Caplan

Ben Caplan

Combining timeless melodies with a contemporary folk-rock twist, singer-songwriter Ben Caplan is both the roar of the hurricane and the eye of the storm. He has an uncanny ability to channel both wild abandon and quiet introspection. Ben released his first studio album in 2011 and has spent the last ten years recording music and performing to ever growing audiences in music clubs and theatres around the world. For the ten-year anniversary of his first release, Caplan has recorded a retrospective collection of stripped back re-interpretations of songs from across his catalogue. The album, entitled Recollection, will be released in October of 2021 followed by an extensive European and Canadian tour.

Thursday 11, November

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Beth Nielsen Chapman

If you are going to a Beth Nielsen Chapman concert get ready to laugh and cry and, well, just fasten your seat belt. One thing you can count on is one great song after another and some fascinating stories woven between them. Twice Grammy-nominated Nashville based, Beth Nielsen Chapman has released thirteen solo albums and written seven #1 hits and songs recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Michael McDonald, Keb Mo’, Roberta Flack, Waylon Jennings, Indigo Girls, & Faith Hill’s mega-hit This Kiss, ASCAP'S 1999 Song Of The Year. The fall of 2021 will bring the release of Beth’s 15th solo album along with a world tour starting in the UK. Working with legendary producer Ray Kennedy (Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle) this one is going to be epic!

Wednesday 20, April

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

The multi-award winning duo, Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora maestro Seckou Keita have built a formidable global reputation since their partnership began in 2013. They delivered a triumphant second album with SOAR in 2018, charting inspirational common ground between seemingly disparate traditions and their intoxicating, often improvised synergy captures a magical meeting of minds and talents within a border-less musical landscape.

Saturday 21, May

Dangerous Liaisons - Northern Ballet

Dangerous Liaisons - Northern Ballet

15scene of sexual violence

A story of sexual power, cruelty and deceit. In 18th century France, letters fly between the mansions of two bored aristocrats as they spin a web of heartbreak and ruin. It might seem like a game, but lives will be ruined and love irrevocably lost. From the original scandalous novel, the acclaimed film starring John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer and iconic retelling Cruel Intentions, this dangerous story has been thrilling audiences for over 200 years. Now Northern Ballet bring their bodice-ripping adaptation back to the stage. Performed with minimal set and full costumes, the ballet is set to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia. You’ll feel every heartbeat of this intimate performance.

Saturday 9, October

Gary Delaney

Gary Delaney

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world - star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you’re hunting for snark, Gary’s got it covered!

Thursday 26, May

George Egg

George Egg

A brand comedy-and-cooking show from the award-winning stand-up who makes real gourmet food live on stage. In his first show, ‘Anarchist Cook’, George made a meal in a hotel room with the complimentary appliances. In his second, ‘DIY Chef’, he was stuck in a shed cooking with tools. In this show he’s on the road! It’s time for Planes, Trains and Automob-meals (sorry). During an evening of live cooking and laugh-out-loud comedy about making food on the move George demonstrates ways to procure items from the train buffet trolley, beat the rip-off restaurant prices at the airport and even shows you how to turn unexpected road-works into a picnic. It’s cheeky, anarchic and creative, a multisensory show rich in humour and sprinkled with handy hacks. Real gourmet food cooked live in the most unconventional ways and with the opportunity to taste the results at the end, provided you can stop laughing.

Wednesday 13, October

Harry Panto

Harry Panto

Happy Halloween! With a wave of our wand we bring you this wizard production.Our young magicians are back at Frogwarts! Join them as they fight the new mistress of darkness in this spellbinding tale of good versus evil. Magical illusions, pop songs and things that go bump in the night all form the essential ingredients of this bewitching plot sure to delight youngsters and adults alike. Aghoul-ishly spooktacular parody production for this October half-term that will leave you wanting Volde-More!

Thursday 28, October

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: 20th Ann

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: 20th Ann

PGContains mild scary scenes, violence and language

An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.

Friday 12, November

Saturday 13, November

Show Future Dates
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 20, February

Holy Moly & The Crackers

Holy Moly & The Crackers

Holy Moly & The Crackers are the innovative and fiery folk-rockers from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, who bombastically mash together unique flavours of soul, rock, indie and Balkan folk. However you describe them, one thing is sure - Holy Moly & The Crackers put on a raucous and feel good party, where everyone is invited, and have become renowned for their blazing live shows.

Saturday 16, October

Jeremy Vine

Jeremy Vine

Jeremy Vine is one of the UK's most successful broadcasters, who he has presented Newsnight, Panorama, Crimewatch, Eggheads and Points of View — as well as his daily Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2 and his daily Channel 5 show. Increasingly he finds himself asking "What the hell is going on?" as information and misinformation get mixed together and the sheer volume of news that gets thrown at us all is mind blowing. Get ready to laugh and cry as Jeremy tries to make sense of a world that increasingly makes no sense at all — where, as he puts it, "my listeners have better stories than I do." (Suitable for 12+)

Friday 26, November

Julian Norton

Julian Norton

In ‘An Evening With’, Julian will share amusing anecdotes from his veterinary work in North Yorkshire. These true stories bring to life the drama as well as the humour in the daily routine of a rural vet. Following in the footsteps of James Herriot, Julian has captured the hearts of the nation and far beyond the North Yorkshire market town of Thirsk, where he has spent most of his working life in the practice which was formerly where Herriot worked. He has enjoyed television success, featuring in Channel 5’s hit series The Yorkshire Vet, currently in its twelfth series. The popular show follows the day to day work of vets in rural North Yorkshire, where the connections to the Herriot ethos cannot be overlooked. Julian is also an author, having written six best-selling books about his life as a vet in North Yorkshire. His latest book is All Creatures: Heart-warming Tales from a Yorkshire Vet, published by Hodder and Stoughton, in March 2021. Join Julian for a fun and fascinating evening, sometimes sad, often funny, yet always warm and compassionate. This show is an inspiration for anyone who loves animals; with Julian’s passion and commitment always at the fore.

Tuesday 18, January

Loudon Wainright III

Loudon Wainright III

For the past fifty two years, Loudon Wainwright III has carved out a distinguished career as one of our most original singer-songwriters, a six-string diarist with material that is by turns, tongue-in-cheek, tender, sarcastic, heart-wrenching and always deeply personal. Along the way, he's released over twenty albums, won a Grammy, acted in film and TV, and had his songs recorded by artists including Johnny Cash, Mose Allison, Bonnie Raitt, and his own son, Rufus Wainwright. In October of 2020 Loudon  unveiled  the  album “I’d Rather Lead A Band”in which he is featured as a vocalist  with Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks. The  14 -song collection of classic songs from the 1920s and ‘30s was widely acclaimed. Throughout the pandemic Wainwright has produced  a number of virtual shows, including “The Special Relationship” ( presented by the Royal Albert Hall ) and “The Great Unknown” , his musical tribute to his friend the late George Gerdes. Also featured in that show were  Richard Thompson, Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert, and the members of Spinal Tap.  In 2015 Loudon Wainwright received a Lifetime Achievement Award  at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in Cardiff.

Wednesday 7, September

Mark Watson

Mark Watson

We've all had some pondering to do about the fragility of life recently, but don't worry, skinny national treasure Mark Watson has it covered. At 41, he's halfway through his days on earth, according to the life expectancy calculator app he paid £1.49 for. That life is in the best shape in living memory... but one problem remains, and it really is a huge one. Spiritual enquiry meets high-octane observational comedy as the 'Taskmaster' survivor, multi-award-winner and “No More Jockeys” cult leader attempts to cram a couple of years of pathological overthinking into an evening of stand-up. Maybe we'll even solve the huge problem. Doubt it, though.

Saturday 12, February

Martyn Joseph

Martyn Joseph

Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night after night. April 2019 saw him win a “Wales Folk Award” for “Here Come The Young”, the title track of his most recent album, of which Uncut magazine said “He’s never sounded more potent than he does here” In 2018 he was honoured with a ”Spirit of Folk” Award by Folk Alliance International in Kansas USA and he also received Fatea magazine’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” here in the UK. He is gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics and has a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances. Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerizing live performer and stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, he's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called “The Welsh Springsteen” Concerned with making music that is relevant and vital to his audience, he engages with challenging narratives tackling the complexity of the human condition, underpinned with a promise of hope. In his own words “Really what I do is to try and write songs that might step up and make some sense of a moment in time. A good song makes you feel like you’re not alone in the world.” He is hailed as a raconteur weaving tales on topical concerns, as well as stories on the fragility of love, with a magical ability to reach out to his listeners through his passion and humour. Stunning reviews single him out as an unmissable solo performer whose music stays with you long after the show has ended.

Thursday 2, December

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.

Tuesday 19, October

My Voice Was Heard But Ignored

My Voice Was Heard But Ignored

15-year-old Reece is roughly accosted by the police outside M&S. His young, Black teacher Gillian witnesses it all – but she doesn’t question or intervene in the disturbing scene that plays out. As the gravel embosses Reece’s face and the policeman’s knee digs into his back, his teacher stands frozen, with fears for her own safety engulfing her mind. The consequences of her lack of action erupt the following day. Gillian finds herself locked in a classroom with her angry student. With no clear intent, Reece refuses to relinquish the key. The events that unfold will change both their lives forever. A gripping tussle of power and an urgent interrogation of racial identity, written by emerging playwright Nana-Kofi Kufuor and directed by Dermot Dal. A Red Ladder Theatre Company production with support from Leeds Playhouse and Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Thursday 25, November

No Time To Die

No Time To Die

TBC

In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Friday 5, November

Saturday 6, November

Sunday 7, November

Monday 8, November

Tuesday 9, November

Wednesday 10, November

Thursday 11, November

Show Future Dates
NT Live: Romeo & Juliet

NT Live: Romeo & Juliet

TBC

Romeo and Juliet risk everything to be together. In defiance of their feuding families, they chase a future of joy and passion as violence erupts around them. This bold new film brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre in which desire, dreams and destiny collide to make Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy sing in an entirely new way.

Tuesday 28, September

Paw Patrol: The Movie

Paw Patrol: The Movie

Uvery mild threat, rude humour, upsetting scenes

The PAW Patrol is on a roll! When their biggest rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and everyone’s favorite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head on. While one pup must face his past in Adventure City, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty. Together, armed with exciting new gadgets and gear, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City! Joining the PAW Patrol in their thrilling first big screen adventure are the UK cast members from the original series’ along with Marsai Martin, Yara Shahidi, Kim Kardashian West, Randall Park, Dax Shepard, with Tyler Perry and Jimmy Kimmel.

Saturday 23, October

Respect

Respect

TBCdomestic abuse, racism, sexual abuse references, infrequent strong language

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.

Friday 1, October

Saturday 2, October

Tuesday 5, October

Show Future Dates
Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Come and enjoy a fantastic evening of live music featuring some of the region's finest singer-songwriters featuring Dan Webster, Edwina Hayes and Josh Burnell. Dan Webster Dan Webster is a road-seasoned English singer-songwriter who plays an exciting blend of Folk/Americana with more than a dash of Country, Bluegrass and more than a shot of Rock and Roll. Dan is a formidable live performer, lauded as one of the best kept musical secrets and an insightful lyricist with a great voice. “He is the missing link, the joining point, where folk fuses with country – as good as you’ll hear on any record out of Austin or Nashville - beautiful – he is Anglicana". Americana UK Edwina Hayes Edwina’s beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as her own gigs playing stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall. “Edwina is a haunting honeyed solo songwriter” The Guardian Joshua Burnell With music ranging from stomping, acoustic sing-alongs, Bowie-esque music hall epics, and alt-pop singles - whilst keeping a sharp focus on the traditional themes - Joshua is fast carving out his own unique corner of the genre “Joshua Burnell is fast becoming one of the rising young voices on the British Folk scene.” Morning Star

Thursday 23, September

Spiers & Boden

Spiers & Boden

We all could do with a bit of good news right now, and here it is. After years of speculation, English folk's best-loved duo are back together and working on new material. Described by The Guardian as ‘the finest instrumental duo on the traditional scene’, John Spiers and Jon Boden rocketed onto the scene in 2001. As Spiers & Boden they won a clutch of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - the Horizon Award for best newcomer in 2003, and the Best Duo Award in 2004 and 2006. A sojourn in Eliza Carthy & the Ratcatchers included a performance at the Mercury Music Prize Awards. And after years of successful touring, in 2011 they headlined their own star-studded show at London's Shepherd’s Bush Empire to celebrate their tenth anniversary. Meanwhile they had used their early success as a duo to found the ground-breaking folk big band Bellowhead, fronted by the duo, which went on to Royal Albert Hall sell-outs, Proms In the Park successes, multiple awards, signing with Universal Records and over 250,000 album sales. Inevitably Bellowhead increasingly dominated their time and in 2014 Spiers & Boden made the difficult choice to rest the duo. It was a tough decision. Spiers & Boden had earned a place in the hearts of the folk audience that few could rival and the disbelief at the dissolution of the duo was only matched when in 2016 Bellowhead itself took a final bow. Since then Jon Boden has carved out a career as both a solo performer and with his own band, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, while continuing to work on his creative trilogy of albums exploring a post-apocalyptic world and his work writing music for theatre. John Spiers went on to form successful performance collaborations with Peter Knight (Steeleye Span, Feast Of Fiddles) and separately Jackie Oates, and is a member of the recently formed Gigspanner Big Band. Then discussions in late 2019 broached the idea of reforming Spiers & Boden, new recording, new touring. By Christmas it was agreed that the duo would be back in 2021 and preparations began... Spiers & Boden will be back on stages in 2021. Watch out for more details soon.

Wednesday 20, October

Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span

As one decade ticked over another, 1970 would prove to be a vintage year for music and the start of an era that would change the world. For Steeleye Span – formed the year before – it would mark a major milestone. The band released their debut album Hark The Village Wait, a record that would not only launch one of the most enduring stories in the folk world and beyond but also come to influence further generations of artists. Five decades on and the band, led as ever by the iconic vocals of Maddy Prior and with a seven piece lineup, featuring some of the most skilled musicians on the UK folk scene, their 50th anniversary tour will be a celebration of the key tracks from that famous album as well as favourites and gems from their long and famous career.

Thursday 5, May

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 will be supported by Roseanne Reid.

Saturday 22, January

The Courier

The Courier

12Amoderate violence, threat, infrequent strong language

THE COURIER is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK’s MI-6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Friday 24, September

Saturday 25, September

Show Future Dates
The Delines

The Delines

The Delines, aclaimed for their unique retro country soul sound, are led by vocalist Amy Boone (The Damnations TX), alongside the keyboard work of Jenny Conlee (The Decemberists) as well as fellow Portlanders Sean Oldham and songwriter/novelist Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine) and on pedal steel, Tucker Jackson (Minus 5). Vlautin is no stranger to critical acclaim in the UK, enjoying cult success and stellar reviews from the like of Uncut, The Observer, The Times and Q Magazine as the frontman of Portland alt-country outfit Richmond Fontaine. Thursday 6th August at 2.30pm

Tuesday 15, February

The Felice Brothers

The Felice Brothers

Ian and James Felice grew up in the Hudson valley of upstate New York. Self taught musicians, inspired as much by Hart Crane and Whitman as by Woody Guthrie and Chuck Berry, they began in 2006 by playing subway platforms and sidewalks in NYC and have gone on to release nine albums of original songs and to tour extensively throughout the world. Following the release of Life in the Dark, The Felice Brothers served as the backing band for Conor Oberst's 2017 release Salutations and the subsequent tour. In 2019 they released their latest album 'Undress' to critical acclaim and will be performing songs from this and their extensive back catalogue accompanied by Will Lawrence (drums) and Jesske Hume (bass).

Thursday 23, June

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Join us as we share with you Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy, told in NTC’s inimitable, fast paced, physical and fun style. The Importance of being Earnest tells the story of two young bachelors, John 'Jack' Worthing and Algernon 'Algy' Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women, Cecily and Gwendolyn who, conveniently enough, claim to only love men called Ernest…

Thursday 30, September

The Last Bus

The Last Bus

12Amoderate sex references, sex, discrimination, implied strong language

John O'Groats, Scotland: An elderly man, Tom (Spall), whose wife has just passed away uses only local buses on a nostalgic trip to carry her ashes all the way across the UK to Land's End, where they originally met, using his free bus pass. Unbeknownst to Tom, his journey begins to capture the imagination of the local people that he comes across and, ultimately, becomes a nationwide story.

Friday 22, October

Thea Gilmore

Thea Gilmore

Thea Gilmore takes to the road in October 2021 for her first EVER tour performing completely solo. Following her 4th successive chart album, 2019’s “Small World Turning” (‘the most soulful, confrontational music of her career’ said The Mirror) and rapturously received performance at the recent BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards,Thea will head out on tour later this year to perform material from all stages of her career. Accompanying herself on guitar, keyboard and loop station, Thea will give audiences a chance to hear some of her most special songs exactly the way they entered the world - raw, unadorned, delivered intimately by that long revered, hauntingly beautiful voice. As anyone familiar with her acoustic catalogue will testify, the results are set to be spine tingling and the shows promise to be some of the most affecting and personal of Thea’s career. In that career of over two decades Thea Gilmore has long secured a place as one of the UKs most gifted and celebrated singer/songwriters. Since first stepping out aged 18 she has released 18 albums, 6 EPs, been lauded by titans (Bruce Springsteen, Neil Gaiman) and collaborated with roots royalty (Billy Bragg, Joan Baez, Waterboys).She recently performed on BBC Radio 2 with Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, contributed songs to the soundtrack of BAFTA winning film “Bait” and continues to explore new musical boundaries.

Friday 8, October

Three Tenors: Voices For Eternity

Three Tenors: Voices For Eternity

Uvery mild bad language, references to illness

It’s been 30 years since Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras and Plácido Domingo made their historic debut as The Three Tenors at the ancient baths of Caracalla during the 1990 Football World Cup. A global audience of 1.6 billion people watched this groundbreaking concert - and it catapulted classical music into a completely new dimension, becoming the best-selling classical album of all time. Three Tenors: Voices for Eternity celebrates the emotional highlights of that first concert and the sequel in Los Angeles. With brand new interviews and never-before-seen backstage footage, the film offers a fascinating insight into the rivalries and friendships of the legendary opera stars from 1990 through to Pavarotti's passing in 2007. As opera houses remain silent and football stadiums are empty of supporters, fans can relive the moment history was made by The Three Tenors in Rome 1990, and remember the night when the ‘Beautiful Game’ and classical music crossed a cultural divide and changed the music industry forever.

Tuesday 12, October

Toyah

Toyah

This is a unique chance to experience Toyah up close and personal with a show that has a lively cinematic sound using Toyah's vocals/ keyboards/ stand up bass and storytelling, it will include Toyah performing her beloved hit singles and classic songs, alongside recalling stories from her colourful, forty year career. Toyah will perform stunning arrangements of hits It’s A Mystery, Thunder In The Mountains, I Want To Be Free and Good Morning Universe alongside modern day classics Sensational and Dance In The Hurricane. Toyah’s brand new album "Posh Pop" will be released in autumn 2021 and she can currently be seen in her hugely popular Sunday Lunch videos which have amassed viewing figures of over 10 million with her husband Robert Fripp.

Thursday 3, March

Women in Rock

Women in Rock

Since 2016, Women In Rock have been wowing audiences across the UK & Europe with their high energy performances. Featuring soaring vocals, choreography, audience interaction, striking costumes and backed by a band of world class musicians, Women In Rock has built a reputation as the leading rock show around. Having performed to audiences of up to 120,000, these women are ready to take you on a spectacular journey through five decades of female rock leaving you cheering for more. Featuring the songs of Cher, Blondie, Janis Joplin, Republica, Belinda Carlisle, Bonnie Tyler, P!nk, Suzi Quatro, Tina Turner & many more, Women In Rock are guaranteed to get you on your feet. Grab your tickets and let’s get ready to sing, dance and ROCK!

Friday 29, October