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An Evening With Sunny Ormonde

Friday 16 Nov 20188:00pm Book Now

Sunny Ormonde has been playing the ‘outrageous and raunchy’ Lilian Bellamy in BBC Radio 4’s The Archers for the past 17 years, becoming a firm favourite amongst listeners of Britain’s most popular radio drama.


Her antics have kept the nation gripped and entertained, whether it be riding round Ambridge on a Harley Davidson, drinking the Bull and Cider shed dry with Eddie Grundy, absconding to Costa Rica with her beloved Tiger or recklessly kicking off her sling-backs and leaping into bed with his brother Paul. Not to mention the knitting, the collagen, Calendar Girls and furlong frolics with Justin Elliot!


In her acclaimed one woman show, Sunny will fill you in on all the behind the scenes gossip about the world’s longest running soap opera with an evening of anecdotes, banter, questions and answers alongside some favourite theatrical pieces from Sunny’s long and distinguished acting career.

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The Madness Of George III - National Theatre Live (12A)

Tuesday 20 Nov 20187:00pm Book Now

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.


Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.


The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).


It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.


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Sam Avery: The Learner Parent (16)

Saturday 24 Nov 20188:00pm Book Now

Parenthood is a crafty beast. The second you master something it changes the game so you're rubbish at it again.


Stand-up comedian, viral blogger and bestselling author Sam Avery (aka the Learner Parent) started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born. A million nappies, Peppa Pig episodes and a head-full of hair loss later, he shares all the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of his experiences of first-time parenthood.


Sam's honest, messy account of wrestling with sleep deprivation and breast pumps - right through to his botched attempts at discipline and pathetic bids to stifle various toddler tantrums that definitely registered on the Richter scale - will have you testing your pelvic floor with laughter.


'Quick wit and painfully funny' METRO


'A gifted storyteller' THE LIST

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A Christmas Carol

Thursday 29 Nov 20188:00pm Book Now

In 1858, Charles Dickens toured Yorkshire and gave his renowned public reading of A Christmas Carol to rapturous applause. ‘The success was most wonderful and prodigious – perfectly overwhelming and astounding altogether!’ he said after the first night.


To celebrate the 160th anniversary of this momentous event you can experience what it must have been like to be in the audience! European Arts Company return with a delightfully heart-warming evening in the presence of the author himself as John O’Connor faithfully recreates Dickens’ stunning performance of his best-loved ghost story.


Come and enjoy a seasonal treat in the spirit of Christmas past, present and future.

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Jane Siberry

Thursday 6 Dec 20188:00pm Book Now

Iconic and enigmatic, Canada’s Jane Siberry is one of the world’s most unique and gifted singer songwriters. Blessed with a sincere integrity and emotional depth, her work has spanned three decades with the release of 14 studio albums, moving from new wave, rock and art pop to jazz, folk, gospel and classically inspired music.


Her 1985 album The Speckless Sky was a huge critical and commercial success, while the follow up albums The Walking, Bound By Beauty, When I Was A Boy and her signature song Calling All Angels, cemented her status as one of the world’s foremost performance artists.


Jane’s songs have been covered by numerous artists, with particular success for k.d Lang on her renditions of Love is Everything, Haint It Funny and The Valley, while Jane’s recent albums Ulysses’ Purse and Angels Bend Closer have been released to rapturous acclaim.

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Jacqui Dankworth & Charlie Wood

Saturday 8 Dec 20188:00pm Book Now

The award-winning vocalist Jacqui Dankworth is joined onstage by her husband, acclaimed American pianist-vocalist, Charlie Wood, for a unique concert of duet arrangements celebrating a century of song.


Inspired by some of the great musical partnerships such as Ray Charles & Betty Carter, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn, George & Ira Gershwin, Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway and James Taylor & Carole King, this concert features numbers including Alone Together, Autumn In New York, It Don’t Mean A Thing, A Foggy Day and You’ve Got a Friend.


The daughter of Dame Cleo Laine and the late Sir John Dankworth, Jacqui is one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the UK and has worked with the likes of Courtney Pine, Paloma Faith and Chick Corea. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Charlie is an acclaimed singer-songwriter incorporating jazz, blues, R&B and popular music.

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A Hundred Different Words For Love

Friday 14 Dec 20188:00pm Book Now

“I’m aware there isn’t much art made about love, so I thought I’d wade in and nail the definitive article before anyone else tried to…”


Three years ago, James Rowland met the love of his life. A year ago, they broke up. This is James’ story of falling in love and landing broken hearted. It’s also about him being Best Man of Honour at Sarah and Emma’s wedding. And it’s the story of a quest: to find the right words to make sense of love. A hilarious, heart-lifting story of romance, despair, and friendship from one of the UK’s most acclaimed storytellers. Featuring live music, original songs and unoriginal emotions expressed through all the wrong words, A Hundred Different Words for Love is set to break hearts and put them back together across the country.


A huge critical hit at the Edinburgh Festival and winner of the VAULT Festival Best Show Award 2017, this is the follow up to James’ acclaimed, national sell-out tour Team Viking.

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Phill Jupitus: Juplicity (16)

Saturday 15 Dec 20188:00pm Book Now (Sold Out)

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.


Phill became a familiar face when he started as team captain on BBC2’s pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks in 1996, which went on to run for 19 years. He also appears as a regular guest on QI (BBC2) and Alan Davies As yet Untitled (Dave) and in 2012 returned to television stand-up for the first time since 2000 with an appearance on Live at the Apollo (BBC1).


On BBC Radio 4 Phill is a regular panellist on I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and The Unbelievable Truth and was resident curator on The Museum of Curiosity.


Adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly Age 16+

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Antony & Cleopatra - National Theatre Live (12A)

Thursday 20 Dec 20187:00pm Book Now

NOTE - THIS IS AN 'AS LIVE' CINEMA SCREENING RECORDED AT LONDON'S NATIONAL THEATRE


National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking initiative to broadcast the best of British theatre to cinemas around the world via satellite. It has been a huge hit in the UK, and will be coming to Selby Town Hall throughout 2018.


ANTONY & CLEOPATRA


Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.


Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.


Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.

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Nine Below Zero

Saturday 22 Dec 20188:00pm Book Now (Call Box Office)

For four decades, Nine Below Zero have delivered an explosive mix of blues and rock in live performances that never fail to leave their audiences illuminated and exhausted.


Formed in 1977 by lead singer and guitarist Dennis Greaves and harmonica player Mark Feltham, the band recorded three albums for major label A&M, appeared on The South Bank Show, Old Grey Whistle Test and the first ever episode of The Young Ones, and supported The Who and The Kinks on tour.


Following their original split in 1983, the band regrouped to mark the tenth anniversary of debut album Live at the Marquee and have been wowing crowds ever since with their powerful sound and incendiary on-stage chemistry, headlining shows across Europe as well as supporting the likes of Sting, Brian May, Squeeze and Eric Clapton.

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The Tragedy Of King Richard The Second - National Theatre Live (12A)

Tuesday 15 Jan 20197:00pm Book Now

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas.

This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy.


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Rick Estrin & The Nightcats

Saturday 19 Jan 20198:00pm Book Now

Wildly fun, musically fearless and bursting with bravado, 2018’s prestigious Blues Music Award-winning Band Of The Year, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, have created one of the blues’ most instantly recognisable sounds and no-holds-barred styles.


Featuring the world-class talents of harmonica master, songwriter and vocalist Rick Estrin, guitar wunderkind Chris “Kid” Andersen, keyboard wizard Lorenzo Farrell and dynamic drummer Alex Pettersen, the band serve up sharp and incisive original blues and gritty roadhouse rock ‘n’ roll.


With his wily and unforgettable songs and hipster, street-smart vocals, no one on the blues scene writes like, sings like or looks like Rick Estrin as he fronts a band of the most colourful showmen around. He has won a total of five Blues Music Awards and written songs for Grammy nominated albums by artists including Koko Taylor, Robert Cray and John Hammond.

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I'm Not Running - National Theatre Live (12A)

Thursday 31 Jan 20197:00pm Book Now

NOTE - THIS IS A LIVE CINEMA SCREENING BROADCAST FROM LONDON'S NATIONAL THEATRE


National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking initiative to broadcast the best of British theatre to cinemas around the world via satellite. It has been a huge hit in the UK, and will be coming to Selby Town Hall throughout 2018.


I'M NOT RUNNING


I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

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Silje Nergaard

Sunday 10 Feb 20198:00pm Book Now

After the success of her recent sold out tours, Norwegian songstress Silje Nergaard is returning to the UK.


Her latest album ‘For You A Thousand Times’ was released in Europe to critical acclaim in 2017 and Silje will be performing tracks from this alongside songs that span the length of her 25 year career.


Silje’s 2001 album ‘At First Light’ remains the best selling Norwegian Jazz album of all time and featured the beautiful and haunting ‘Be Still My Heart’.


This is a rare chance to see a truly stunning international and inspiring artist in concert.

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Hue & Cry

Friday 22 Mar 20198:00pm Book Now

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the classic live album Bitter Suite, Hue and Cry will be taking to the road for some very special stripped back shows in 2019.


Bitter Suite, released in 1989, was Hue and Cry’s third album and the band’s first live album following the critical acclaim and chart success of their debut album Seduced and Abandoned and follow up Remote. Bitter Suite features a beautiful acoustic version of classic Hue and Cry hit Looking For Linda along with their much loved cover of Michael Marra’s seminal Mother Glasgow.


For these special Bitter Suite 30th Anniversary Shows the brothers will be celebrating the songs from Bitter Suite as well as all the Hue and Cry hits and classics in a stripped back style.

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Andrew Maxwell: Showtime (14)

Saturday 11 May 20198:00pm Book Now

With "SHOWTIME" Andrew continued his long run of domination of the Edinburgh Fringe. A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos, it won yet another barrage of five-star reviews for one of the festival's most universally acclaimed acts. Now, it's 'showtime' for the rest of the country.


Andrew is known for his eagle-eyed, passionate current-affairs comedy, showcased in his many appearances on BBC Radio 4 (News Quiz, Welcome To Wherever You Are, Public Enemies). He's been seen on - among others - Live at the Apollo (BBC One), Have I Got News for You (BBC One), Celebrity Juice (ITV2) and Mock the Week (BBC Two); and to a whole new generation he is the devilish voice of MTV's Ex On The Beach.

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Gyles Brandreth

Monday 3 Jun 20198:00pm Book Now

They say all political careers end in tears. In Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star is back on tour with his new show celebrating all things theatrical.  Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), Just a Minute regular Gyles delivers a dazzling hour of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping.


*****‘A master raconteur’ Telegraph.

***** ’Total joy’ Scotsman

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Mark Watson: The Infinite Show (14)

Friday 13 Sep 20198:00pm Book Now

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on 'Taskmaster', half-killed on 'Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island', Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors.


Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in, and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy. 99 percent of the world's population is made up of other people: why can't we understand them? As scrawny and impassioned as ever, one of the UK's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions, with his usual notoriously high joke- and-rant-per-minute rate.


‘He sparkles with originality and verve' Chortle

'A kind of unstoppably funny Superhero' Sunday Times

'Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable' Telegraph