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Last Laugh (Film Screening) (12A)

Friday 19 Jan 20188:00pm Book Now

The story follows a college lecturer, Martin Dawson, played by Nick Figgis and his hope to escape from obscurity by having a screenplay made into a film. We see his relationship with his ex-wife and children, his mistress and film agent along with his sometimes overbearing parents. We witness his eventual breakdown during a cathartic rant on an open mic spot at a local comedy club in front of a packed house. During the performance we see flash backs to a memorable trip to Whitby with all the pathos and comic talent you could expect from Godber as our hero endures an insane weekend with his parents.


The screening will be followed a Q&A with one or more of director, producer, writer and/or cinematographer.

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Cornermen

Saturday 3 Feb 20188:00pm Book Now

Mickey and his team of cornermen never seem to have much luck in the boxing world. The fighters they manage always end up losing and, after a disastrous last outing, no one wants to work with them. Until, that is, they sign Sid Sparks, a young boxer whose fast hands and winning ways catapult them into a world of success they could previously only ever have dreamed of. You can’t win all the time though, and soon Mickey must choose between the life he’s enjoying and the well-being of his young charge.


Described by David Byrne as “One of the best new companies around”, Smoke & Oakum Theatre are a new writing company who produce quality theatre all over the UK. Cornermen is their most successful show to date, beginning life at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London before going on to play in front of thousands at the Edinburgh Festival’s Pleasance Courtyard, New Diorama Theatre and VAULT Festival.


Produced by iconic Leeds theatre makers Red Ladder, one of Britain’s leading national touring companies, the play has been published by Nick Hern Books and reviewed by The Stage as “a right-hook out of nowhere, a real knock-out.”

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The Railsplitters

Friday 9 Feb 20188:00pm Book Now

The Railsplitters bring their high energy brand of bluegrass from Colorado, USA with top class instrumental playing and powerful female and male vocals.


Drawing on a range of influences including folk/roots, Americana, modern pop and rock & roll, as well as bluegrass pioneers like Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs, The Railsplitters have received rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic for their songwriting talent, luminous vocals and exceptional musical range. Featuring banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and upright bass, the band has spent much of the last few years on the road honing their craft, with three albums and two extensive UK tours under their belts.


Though they operate with the instrumentation of a bluegrass band, The Railsplitters are making music totally unlimited by tradition. This is music for the open road, the open dance floor, and open ears - music of the American West, made for all.

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Sophie Willan: Branded (16)

Saturday 17 Feb 20188:00pm Book Now

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee 2017.

Winner | Hera|d Angel Award 2017.

BBC New Talent Hot List 2017.

Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee 2017.  


Fresh from a total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, this multi award winning break out star is heading out on tour!


Sophie Willan has had a lifetime of being branded by others. In her smash hit new show, this brutally honest breakout star returns to tell us why. Expect a raucous hour like no other from this unapologetic young powerhouse.


As seen on As Yet Untitled (Dave) and as heard on BBC Radio 4.


★★★★ ‘Entertaining and inspiring…perfectly structured with a rare sensitivity and intelligence | The Times.

★★★★‘frank and extremely funny’ | Evening Standard.

‘An exceptional new talent’ ★★★★★ Herald.

“one of the best I’ve ever seen at the Fringe at any time in the last two decades” | The New European.


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Robin Ince: Pragmatic Insanity (14)

Thursday 22 Feb 20188:00pm Book Now

Robin's first new stand up show in three years is a clash of the two cultures, a joyous romp through his favourite artists and strangest scientific ideas. From the work of Stanley Spencer to Niels Bohr, it is 90 minutes fizzing with ideas about creativity in science and art, as well as asking why we believe we see what we see and why we believe what we believe.

Robin will have just finished a 70 date, record breaking tour with Brian Cox that concludes at Wembley Arena.

Robin's new book, I'm a Joke...and So Are You (Atlantic books) is also available at all good book stores


“an evening so bursting with energy and ideas...it’s a bundle of fascinating, surprising digressions” The Times review of most recent show - Blooming, Buzzing Confusion.


Robin is the winner of a Sony Gold and Rose d'Or for the Infinite Monkey Cage and the Time Out Outstanding Contribution to Comedy, as well as The Francis Crick Science Journalism Award and 3 Chortle awards.


Age 14+

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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof - National Theatre Live (15)

Friday 23 Feb 20187:00pm Book Now

NOTE - THIS IS AN PRE-RECORDED CINEMA SCREENING FROM LONDON'S YOUNG VIC

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 2017.


CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

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


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

★★★★ "A bold reimagining…innovative and powerfully acted"  

Sunday Times


★★★★ "A brilliant, lacerating account of the play… unforgettable"  

The Independent


★★★★

"Miller and O’Connell get to a raw and naked truth"  

The Metro

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The Christians: Acoustic

Saturday 24 Feb 20188:00pm Book Now (Full launch 10am, 2nd Jan)

Renowned for an endless string of soulful yet socially aware hits; Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the World, What’s in a Word, Hooverville, Words, Father, The Bottle and many more, The Christians enjoyed huge acclaim in the late 80s and early 90s both in the UK and Europe...over 30 years later and they're still going strong!


They often confused people with their band name (in fact, it was just the brothers’ surname with absolutely no religious connotation!) Another Liverpool success story emerging in the late 80s, they were described as a latter-day ‘Temptations in Ripped Jeans’.


Their first album, ‘The Christians’, exploded onto the scene spawning the aforementioned hit singles.Their 2nd album, ‘Colour’, knocked Phil Collins off the number one spot!...often forgotten until you hear the songs and remember how much you loved them!Still headed by enigmatic lead singer Garry Christian (very deserving of the Daily Mirror’s description of him as having ‘one of the finest voices in pop’) Garry has only gained in vocal stature (and wit) over the years!  


The band are enjoying a revival currently touring successfully in the UK and Europe with 2017 being their busiest yet with over 80 tour dates.

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An Evening With Julian Norton

Friday 2 Mar 20188:00pm Book Now

Julian Norton, as seen on the popular Channel 5 Television series the Yorkshire Vet.  The hit fly-on-the-wall documentary series following the work of mixed practice vets in rural North Yorkshire.


Julian shares stories from his life as a vet and the huge variety of animals and people he has met along the way.


Sometimes sad, often funny and always warm and compassionate, his heartfelt tales and amusing anecdotes bring to life the world of the working vet and the highs and lows he faces daily.

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Phil Wang (14)

Thursday 8 Mar 20188:00pm Book Now

Phil Wang is a son of the British Empire. But in a world intent on building walls and bolstering borders, what is a Commonwealth man to do? Some blistering new comedy gold – that’s what.


Old Wang has been on LIVE AT THE APOLLO, HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU, WOULD I LIE TO YOU?, and 8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN.


★★★★

Hugely entertainingly...

a unique and properly funny stand-up comic"

The Times


★★★★

“Stand-up dreamland”

The Guardian


★★★★

“This is intoxicating stuff”

The Telegraph


★★★★

“Perfectly intertwined personal-political belly laughs”

The Scotsman


★★★★

“With humorous self-deprecation, killer punchlines and just the right amount of risqué,

he hits the target each time”

The List

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Mark Nevin

Saturday 17 Mar 20188:00pm Book Now

Fairground Attraction founder, songwriter and double BRIT Award winner Mark Nevin takes his brilliant band on tour in 2018.


Besides writing the classic Perfect (which celebrates 30 years since topping the charts around the world) and the much loved album ‘First of a Million Kisses’, his songs have been recorded by David Bowie, Morrissey, Ringo Starr, Joe Cocker, Kirsty Maccoll etc etc,   the list goes on. But it is as a unique performer that Nevin has finally claimed his rightful place at the centre of the stage.


His latest album ‘My Unfashionable Opinion’ has enjoyed extraordinarily enthusiastic reviews, described by Mojo magazine as “songs of hope, joy, ironic insight and spectacular humanity” it takes the listener on a fascinating journey through a life well lived.


Expect a night quite unlike anything else out there. Mark weaves his humorous, moving and inspiring stories between great songs, old and new. He is joined by original Fairground Attraction band-mates, Simon Edwards on bass, Roger Beaujolais, who dazzles on the vibraphone and drummer Richard Marcangelo.

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Julius Caesar - National Theatre Live (12A)

Thursday 22 Mar 20187:00pm Book Now

NOTE - THIS IS A LIVE CINEMA SCREENING BROADCAST FROM LONDON'S BRIDGE 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 2017.


JULIUS CAESAR


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

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

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

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Orphan Colours

Friday 6 Apr 20188:00pm Book Now

After the indefinite hiatus in 2013 of popular UK alt-country outfit ahab, songwriter Steven Llewellyn went on to form his own band with the help of ahab originator Dave Burn and former bassist Graham Knight.


Being firmly part of the London Americana scene made it easy to get involved in collaborations with members of bands like Danny & The Champions of The World, who’s drummer Steve Brookes, having already toured heavily with ahab, quickly became a permanent member of Orphan Colours, along with Fred Abbott, lead guitarist with Noah & the Whale.


The band have some impressive credentials with writers Llewellyn and Burn honing their songwriting craft during their tenure with ahab, who swiftly built a reputation as an unmissable live act after their electric performances almost every major UK festival, and subsequent tours in Scandinavia, Germany & Australia.


Their debut EP High Hopes was released in February 2016 with the catchy, Tom Petty-esque lead single Won't Let You Down creating a huge buzz.


The band are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album - to be released in 2018 on popular independent label At The Helm Records. With an already established fanbase, huge critical acclaim and solid underground credibility so firmly ensconced in their DNA, Orphan Colours have rapidly established themselves as the hottest band to emerge from the London Country/Roots circuit. Highly, highly recommended.

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Lucy Porter: Choose Your Battles (16)

Saturday 14 Apr 20188:00pm Book Now (Sold Out)

Lucy Porter’s brand new stand-up tour. In these combative times, it's easy to be irritated, offended or downright enraged by other people. How do we know which causes are worth fighting for? Lucy uses her hilarious experiences to help you decide.


Recent TV and radio appearances include: QI, Insert Name Here, Alan Davies' As Yet Untitled, Room 101, News Quiz, The Now Show.


“Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes…Genuinely delightful” (Telegraph)


"A treat from start to finish" (Herald)


“Rich with fine routines … an endearing hour” (Guardian)


Age 16+

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Patti Boulaye: Billie & Me

Saturday 28 Apr 20188:00pm Book Now

The award-winning singer and musical theatre star Patti Boulaye brings her wonderful, moving one-woman show ‘Billie and Me,’ in which she discusses the parallels of her life and career with that of the legendary Billie Holiday.


Holiday’s life, songs and the cause of her death have made a strong impact on modern day performers and it was many of Holiday’s songs and performances that inspired Patti's love of jazz music. In 'Billie & Me', she performs some of many of the most well-known of Holiday’s songs as well as her own personal favourites such as That Ole Devil Called Love, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Lover Man, God Bless the Child and many more.


2017 marked the 46th Anniversary of Patti’s West End debut in the musical Hair. The show changed the course of her life when, at the age of 17, she joined the cast after arriving in London from Nigeria in the early 70s. She came to prominence as a singer winning the ITV talent show New Faces where she made history by becoming the only contestant ever to receive the maximum 120 points.


Patti, who was awarded an OBE for her charity work in the UK and Sub- Saharan Africa in 2016, has recently published her remarkable and moving autobiography, The Faith of a Child, which charts her riveting life story through wealth, poverty and civil war, to show-business stardom and success in Britain and her birth country Nigeria.

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Macbeth - National Theatre Live (12A)

Thursday 10 May 20187:00pm Book Now

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


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


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Simon Evans: Genius (14)

Friday 11 May 20188:00pm Book Now (Sold Out)

Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted. The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans'. Endlessly distracted by the trivial, we allow the classical tools of grammar, logic and rhetoric to lie unregarded in the shed of consciousness, rusting to a picturesque hue that would actually look really great on Instagram. But which filter? Hmmm…


'Super-sharp wit' (Time Out).


'Please clap' (Jeb Bush).


‘A masterclass in socio-political comedy…The Show is called Genius. It comes very close’ ***** The Scotsman

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Heidi Talbot & John McCusker

Friday 8 Jun 20188:00pm Book Now

Two of folk music's most highly regarded and celebrated musicians, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot, are joining forces for the first time as a duo. 2018 will see Heidi and John celebrate their tenth year as musical partners with a new EP released in November on Under One Sky Records and an extensive Uk & European tour. John has produced Heidi's last 3 albums, they have both toured all over the globe in each others live bands but this will be the first time the pair collaborate exclusively as a duo. Between them they have shared the stage with among others - Paul Weller, Mark Knopfler, Alison Krauss, James Taylor, Teenage Fanclub, Graham Coxon, Eddi Reader, King Creosote, Tim O'Brien and Jerry Douglas.


In celebration of his 25th Anniversary as a professional musician, John McCusker released ‘Hello, Goodbye’ on April 29th 2016 and embarked on an extensive UK & European tour. John has long been renowned for his skill at transcending musical boundaries: striving to keep his music fresh and exciting, never leaving the past behind but always embracing new sonic adventures. Since 2008, he has been a member of Mark Knopfler's band, playing arenas around the world including a double bill with Bob Dylan at The Hollywood Bowl and 20 nights at the Royal Albert Hall. John was awarded the coveted BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year in 2003 and also The Spirit of Scotland Award for music in 1999 and again in 2009. 2016 saw John receive the Good Tradition Award and perform with his band at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards at The Royal Albert Hall.


Over the past ten years Heidi has performed both as a solo artist and with the world famous group Cherish The Ladies all over North and South America, the UK and Europe, Australia and New Zealand performing in the finest concert halls and international festivals. She is equally at home in front of a symphony orchestra, a performing arts center, a folk festival or even at the White House.


Heidi has been nominated for Folk Singer of the year and Best Traditional Song by BBC Radio 2, Best Live Act by the Scottish Traditional Music Awards and Best Female Vocalist at The Irish Music Awards. Heidi's fifth solo LP plays to the tune of quiet skips and giant leaps. It crosses the ages, jumps into the unknown, traverses oceans and musical styles – from folk, through Americana, to classic pop, and back again. The Co Kildare singer/songwriter, who now resides in Scotland is joined by a host of musicians and co-writers on the album, including Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow), Duke Special, Adam Holmes and Boo Hewerdine.