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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 (Call Box Office)

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 (Sold Out)

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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Andy Fairweather Low

Friday 1 Feb 20198:00pm Book Now

Andy Fairweather Low’s pedigree is the stuff rock dreams are made of. He first came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner, clocking up four top ten hits including Bend Me Shape Me, Hello Susie and the number one smash (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice.


A solo career in the 70s brought more chart success with Wide Eyed And Legless and Reggae Tune. By this time Andy had become the guitarist and vocalist of choice for a phenomenal cast of musical luminaries. He appeared on albums by The Who and Joe Satriani, was a long term member of George Harrison and Eric Clapton’s bands and regularly recorded and performed live with the likes of Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Jimmy Page, Van Morrison and dozens more.


Andy is now back fronting his own stellar band, The Low Riders, who performed as the opening act on Eric Clapton’s epic 70th birthday tour.

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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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Breabach

Friday 15 Feb 20198:00pm Book Now

“As polished as it was passionate, matching fiery intensity with exquisite finesse, this was a magnificent set.” The Scotsman *****


Breabach continue to build their reputation of being at the forefront of the UK’s world and roots music scene with performances across the world throughout 2018. Alongside tours in Australia, Canada and Europe, the band also released their 6th studio album ‘Frenzy of the Meeting’ in October.


The band who won BBC Scotland Album of the Year 2016 for their last album ‘Astar’ also clinched Band of the Year at the same awards. Their unique musicianship, combining twin bagpipes, fiddle, bass and guitar with Gaelic vocals and step dance has won them fans across the globe and saw them once again nominated as finalists in both the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and the Songlines Music Awards.


Having traversed the world, Breabach have appeared at festivals and venues ranging from Sydney Opera House to Central Park, New York will perform as part of a UK tour where audiences can hear firm favourites alongside material from the new album.

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Blazin' Fiddles

Thursday 28 Feb 20198:00pm Book Now

Blazin’ Fiddles are one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups. Celebrating their 21st year in 2019 – now with nine albums and many thousands of miles and behind them, yet a passion that burns brighter than ever – no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, sensitivity and raw fire of Scottish music all at once.


With a ‘Blazers performance comes the unique opportunity to hear the regional expressions and diverse fiddle dialects from Scotland’s Highlands and islands, and the individual style from each music. The four fiddle frontline of Inverness’ Bruce MacGregor, Shetlander Jenna Reid, Nairn’s Rua Macmillan, and Orcadian Kristan Harvey are joined by guitar and piano from Anna Massie and Angus Lyon, where fiddles and bows ignite in a blend of ensemble and solo sets.


Whatever the hall – be it in a remote Highland village or London’s Royal Albert – this legendary, multi award-winning act never fails to set the hearts of their audiences alight.


“the band’s passion is gloriously infectious… a much loved staple on the Scots traditional scene for the past 20 years”

Songlines


“an ensemble of class and distinction”

Fatea


“infectious, enlivening and irresistible euphoria”

Folk Radio UK


“Music like this is a reminder why Hogmanay celebrations are such fun.”

London Evening Standard (four stars)


“bursting with joie de vivre and personality”

Songlines


“the Led Zeppelin of the folk world”

The Scotsman

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Hue & Cry

Friday 22 Mar 20198:00pm Book Now (Sold Out)

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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Mile Twelve

Saturday 23 Mar 20198:00pm Book Now

Mile Twelve is an award-winning young American band, beautifully walking the line between contemporary and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in the USA, Mile Twelve has been on a swift rise since the band’s formation in Boston in late 2014, where three of the five members studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Blending outstanding musicianship with a tight band dynamic, Mile Twelve has performed extensively across the USA, Canada, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand and Australia, and the band won the 2017 Momentum Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). In late 2017 the band released their debut full-length album “Onwards”. Featuring mostly original compositions, the recording draws on a range of diverse influences and includes captivating songs and adventurous instrumentals. Spring 2019 will see Mile Twelve embark on their much-anticipated debut tour of the UK.


“Five accomplished bluegrass musicians who write, sing, and play like the wind - serious players who have serious fun. Mile Twelve is a group to watch in the coming decade!” – Tim O’Brien


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Nick Heyward

Friday 12 Apr 20198:00pm Book Now

Thrust into the limelight in 1982 with the success of Pelican West, the pop-funk masterpiece that he recorded with his first band Haircut 100, Nick Heyward and his friends played the pop game perfectly, riding the post-new romantic funk wave and marrying Chic with the Monkees.


Haircut 100 burnt briefly and brightly, hitting the big time within a year, scoring four Top 10 singles including Love Plus One and Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl), before finishing as quickly as they began.


Nick’s first solo album, North Of A Miracle, reached number 10 in the charts, and he went on to release a string of critically acclaimed records over the next 30 years on a host of major labels.


The 2017 album, Woodland Echoes, is perhaps Nick’s most accomplished and assured to date and he will be performing songs from this, as well as his impressive back catalogue, on an intimate acoustic duo tour through spring.

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Paul Mayhew-Archer

Saturday 27 Apr 20198:00pm Book Now

Berk’s Nest, in association with Casarotto Ramsay & Associates, present


Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist


The debut stand-up hour from the multi award-winning co-writer of The Vicar of Dibley.


“An entertaining hour with an engaging raconteur who refuses to take his illness too seriously” - ★★★★★  The Wee Review


Paul’s co-written or worked on many much-loved comedy shows – I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, Old Harry’s Game, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Spitting Image and Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot starring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench.


Now Paul has Parkinson’s but he’s still laughing.


Following his BBC One Documentary, Parkinson’s: The Funny Side (for which he won the Grierson Award for Best Documentary Presenter), a triumphant debut at London’s Comedy Store, and a sold-out month at the Edinburgh Fringe, here’s a one man show about the therapeutic power of comedy.


Paul is not contagious but he is worth catching.


Directed by Katie Churchill


“I know Paul as ‘F***wit’. He’s always been very funny, but now he has Parkinson’s, he’s ‘F***wittier’” – Dawn French

“Very funny, and moving too” – Richard Curtis

“Paul isn’t just one of the country’s funniest writers. It turns out he is also an annoyingly brilliant performer” – Josh Widdicombe

“Brave – and funny” – Ian Hislop

“So funny – and true, in the way only comedy can express” – Rory Bremner

“Laugh out loud funny and bursting with warmth and charm, like seeing your favourite uncle on Christmas Day take the piss out of your nan” – Daisy May Cooper, BAFTA winning star of This Country


“A master of story telling, timing and delivery… an expertly conceived and delivered hour of comedy” ★★★★ Fringe Review

“Charmingly funny & warmly delivered… The well-worked punchlines should appeal to every age” ★★★★ What’s On London

“Eloquent storytelling reminiscent of the likes of Terry Jones and Peter Sellers… sets the room into fits of laughter” ★★★★ BroadwayBaby

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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