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THE MIKADO THE GILBERT AND SULLIVAN OPERA COMPANY

Show is starting at...02 August 2014 to 23 August 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company are the finest professional performers of G&S to be found anywhere in the world. Not without reason The Mikado is one of the most popular of the Savoy Opera and has delighted audiences for more than a century. This is a hilarious, topsy-turvy tale, which shows the talents of this remarkable British duo at their very best.

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HMS PINAFORE G & S OPERA COMPANY

Show is starting at...03 August 2014 to 25 August 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

All aboard for a sparkling, brand- new professional production of HMS Pinafore, performed by the acclaimed Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company and directed by John Savournin. HMS Pinafore is one of the most popular and well-known of the G&S operas and overflows with Gilbert's wittiest characters and Sullivan’s most memorable music.

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WORLD WAR ONE GALA CONCERT

Show is starting at...03 August 2014

Festival favourite Richard Suart will host this fantastic gala concert at the magnificent Newby Hall in Ripon. The programme will include Gilbert & Sullivan favourites and solos and choruses from some of the best-loved music from Novello, Monckton and Coward. We will also enjoy an award-winning Barbers Shop Choir, a local Brass Band ad a choir taking a walk down memory lane with World War One medleys – it’s a Long way to Tipperary; K-K-K-Katy; Keep the Home Fires Burning; Pack up your Troubles in your Old Kit Bag; Roses of Picardy and many more. Pack your picnic blanket and be prepared for an English summer! And why not make it even more enjoyable and come along in period costume?

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YEOMEN OF THE GUARD AT KNARESBOROUGH CASTLE

Show is starting at...03 August 2014

We are delighted to welcome back Plymouth Gilbert & Sullivan Fellowship who made such an impact on their last appearance at the Festival in 2010. The dramatic backdrop of Knaresborough Castle is the perfect setting for this outdoor performance of The Yeomen of the Guard. Those visitors wishing to go to the concert at Newby Hall in the evening will be back in time to take the connecting bus. Set in the Tower of London, critics consider the score of The Yeomen of the Guard to be Sullivan’s finest.

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SULLIVAN CHORAL SPECTACULAR

Show is starting at...04 August 2014

Ripon Cathedral

This event is no longer availableOxbridge Opera Company present an evening of Sir Arthur Sullivan’s rich and exciting choral music. Using the massed voices of some of the finest young choral singers in the country and outstanding professional soloists, this promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s Festival. The programme includes: On Shore on Sea; Two movements from The Martyr of Antioch; Two movements from The Golden Legend; Festival Te Deum; Te Deum Laudamus (Boer War). A nine-piece brass ensemble and the magnificent Cathedral organ will be features of the evening.


YEOMEN OF THE GUARD PLYMOUTH G & S FELLOWSHIP

Show is starting at...04 August 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

We are delighted to welcome back Plymouth G&S Fellowship who made such an impact on their last appearance in 2010. The Yeomen of the Guard is set in the Tower of London. Colonel Fairfax has been sentenced to be beheaded in an hour on a false charge of sorcery. To avoid leaving his estate to his accuser (his cousin) and with the help of the Lieutenant of the Tower, Fairfax secretly marries Elsie Maynard, a strolling singer. The bride agrees to be blindfolded during the ceremony and expects to be a well-paid widow within the hour. With the help of the Meryll family, Fairfax escapes, throwing everyone into confusion and despair. But Fairfax, in disguise, woos Elsie who falls in love with him not knowing who he really is. The outcome leaves Jack Point broken-hearted.

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THE GONDOLIERS

Show is starting at...05 August 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Trent Opera is a firm favourite with Festival audiences winning many awards over the years including the coveted 'International Champions Trophy'. The Company has specialised in staging non-traditional productions of the operas, whilst remaining faithful to both Gilbert’s words and Sullivan’s music.

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SULLIVAN SYMPHONY CONCERT

Show is starting at...06 August 2014

The concert will be presented by the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) Festival Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Hendry. The host for the evening is The Very Rev Ian Bradley and the programme will include The Overture di Ballo; Sullivan’s Cello Concerto in D major and his Symphony in E. The evening will be completed with participants from the afternoon Choral Workshop presenting three short Sullivan Choral Pieces.

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THE SORCERER

Show is starting at...06 August 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Festival favourite, Peak Opera was founded in 2005 especially for the Festival and brings performers from a wide variety of sources. The company mixes college students with talented amateur singers and they are anxious to attract music-lovers who are new to Gilbert & Sullivan.

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IOLANTHE SOUTH ANGLIA SAVOY PLAYERS

Show is starting at...07 August 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

South Anglia Savoy Players opened the first International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in 1994 and in 1996 were the first British group to play in the first American leg of the Festival and the first British group to win the coveted International Trophy. They have now won the major award on five occasions and are the only group to have performed at every Festival.

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RICHARD SUART ENTERTAINS

Show is starting at...07 August 2014

Crown Hotel

Festival Favourite Richard Suart treats us to one of his very popular “Richard Suart Entertains” programmes. Always a highlight of the Festival Fringe, make sure you don’t miss this hugely entertaining afternoon. Richard will lead a ‘Pirates from Scratch’ at Fountains Abbey tomorrow.

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THE WITCHES PRESENTED BY HARROGATE YOUTH THEATRE

Show is starting at...07 August 2014 to 09 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

‘My darling Boy, you won’t last long in this world if you don’t know how to spot a witch when you see one.’ It is only when our young hero goes to live with his fabulous Norwegian Grandmama that he discovers the real truth about real witches. They don’t ride around on broomsticks; they don’t even wear black cloaks and hats.They are vile, cunning, detestable creatures who disguise themselves as nice ordinary ladies.

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PIRATES OF PENZANCE NEW YORK G & S PLAYERS

Show is starting at...08 August 2014 to 09 August 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), brings the humour and wit of The Pirates of Penzance to life in this sparkling production and the spritely music places the orchestra in a starring role in this popular operetta. Featuring the tongue tying “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General,” The Pirates of Penzance promises to be a rollicking voyage on the high seas. Make sure you don’t miss it!

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PIRATES FROM SCRATCH

Show is starting at...09 August 2014

Fountains Abbey

Welcome to “Pirates from Scratch” in the magnificent setting of Fountains Abbey – which with a little imagination could be the ancestral home that Major General Stanley has bought. How does it work? Festival Musical Director Andrew Nicklin will be on hand to welcome anyone to a Pirates Chorus rehearsal in the Utopia Pavilion, Harrogate on Saturday morning – 10.30 to 12.30. Off then to Fountains Abbey where Richard Suart (Major General Stanley) and a team of experienced principals will be waiting to present a Pirates From Scratch. This really is fun , friendly and for all the family. It’s a sing-a-long of a show where anyone and everyone can sing-a-long!

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THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD NEW YORK G & S PLAYERS

Show is starting at...10 August 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

We are treated to a second production from the outstanding New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America’s major professional touring company. This will be a superb evening’s entertainment. The Yeomen of the Guard has a darker, deeper atmosphere than other G&S tales and many consider the music to be Sullivan’s finest. It is a story of betrayal, intrigue and heart-break. Don’t miss it!

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TOSCA - HERITAGE OPERA

Show is starting at...10 August 2014

Fountains Abbey

Heritage Opera returns with Puccini’s Tosca, after their smash hit show La boheme at last year’s festival. Tosca contains such gems as the famous tenor aria E Lucevan Le Stelle and the soprano aria Vissi D’Arte. Nicholas Sales plays Cavaradossi, Sarah Helsby Hughes sings Tosca, and Thomas Eaglen is Scarpia.

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AGES AGO, TRYING A DRAMATIST & TRIAL BY JURY

Show is starting at...11 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

This evening is a real treat! Don’t miss the professional 'triple bill of 'Ages Ago', a musical entertainment with libretto by Gilbert and music by Frederic Clay; 'Trying a Dramatist' and 'Trial by Jury'

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I'VE GOT A LITTLE TWIST

Show is starting at...11 August 2014

Crown Hotel

An award-winning, original NYGASP production that highlights the timelessness of Gilbert & Sullivan and its relevance in today’s world. The show accomplishes this in several ingeniously re-written lyrics for G&S tunes. G&S numbers are juxtaposed with more modern musical theatre and sometimes classic Gilbert & Sullivan is left intact and allowed to speak for itself. It simultaneously speaks to audiences who are new to G&S as well as diehard aficionados. Audiences are treated to song and dance, beautiful ensemble singing and laugh-out loud comedy, leaving the performance with an intimate knowledge of what the famous 20th lyricist Johnny Mercer said – “we all come from Gilbert”.

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PRINCESS IDA UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE G & S SOCIETY

Show is starting at...11 August 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

The University of Cambridge were the winners of last year’s inaugural UNIFest competition with their outstanding production of ‘Patience’. The society is one of the country’s most well-established university G&S societies, having delighted an estimated quarter of a million audience members through 52 years of live performances.

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RUDDIGORE REVISITED

Show is starting at...11 August 2014

Crown Hotel

We have a fascinating afternoon in store from a group of professional American actors – House of Murgatroyd Entertainment (HOME) a production company created by some enthusiastic G&S aficionados. This premiere in Harrogate will be a thought-provoking remounting of Ruddigore with a cast of just seven people. The dialogue of the production has been lovingly trimmed, and more excitingly, has reinstated some sections that are cut from most modern-day scripts.

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ENGAGED SECOND FLOOR THEATRE

Show is starting at...12 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

This professional performance of Gilbert’s play 'Engaged' is a three-act farcical comic play which premiered in 1877. 'Engaged' has been Gilbert’s most popular stage work aside from the G&S operas and New York Times review noted that “the laughter was almost incessant” and 'unquestionably the finest and funniest English comedy between Bulwer-Lytton’s 'Money' and Wilde’s 'The Importance of Being Earnest' which it directly inspired.

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FALLEN FARIES SEMI-STAGED

Show is starting at...12 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Fallen Fairies of the Wicked World is a two act comic opera with libretto by W S Gilbert and music by Edward German. It opened at London’s Savoy Theatre in December 1909 and was the last opera written by both Gilbert and German. Like a number of Gilbert’s blank verse plays, Fallen Fairies treats the ensuing consequences when an all-female world is disrupted by men and the romantic complications they bring.

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HMS PINAFORE HARROGATE G & S SOCIETY

Show is starting at...12 August 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Harrogate G&S Society performed for the first time at the Festival in 2013 and scooped the second runners-up prize with their excellent production of 'The Mikado'. Come along and set sail on the HMS Pinafore with the crew of Harrogate G&S! The Captain’s daughter, Josephine, falls in love with a lower-class sailor instead of her father’s choice, the First Lord of the Admiralty, Sir Joseph Porter. This charming story pokes fun at the Royal Navy, parliamentary politics and the rise of unqualified people to positions of authority.

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THE GRAND DUKE POCKET G & S

Show is starting at...13 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Grand Duke Rudolph is having a bad day. His royal visit to the opening night of the Shakespearian musical adaptation, Kiss Me, Cressida, is ruined when he learns the entire theatre company are planning to overthrow him and rule in his place! Prepare for mayhem as Pocket G&S return to The Festival with an explosive production of that 'misshapen brat', The Grand Duke!

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THESPIS SAVOYNET PERFORMING GROUP

Show is starting at...13 August 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

This production of Thespis will be directed by New York’s Gary Slavin and is an excellent opportunity to see this rarely performed operatic extravaganza performed by an outstanding cast. It is certainly one show not to be missed.

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PIRATES OF PENZANCE BIRMINGHAM UNI G & S SOC.

Show is starting at...14 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

We are delighted to welcome The University of Birmingham back to UNIFest with their production of The Pirates of Penzance. This wonderful, jolly romp complete with a brave(ish!) band of swashbuckling of pirates, a completely dotty Major-General Stanley, his beautiful unwed daughters and a bumbling bunch of hopeless but hilarious British policeman, has all the elements for simply excellent entertainment.

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PIRATES OF PENZANCE WWOS

Show is starting at...14 August 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

You can be sure of a fun-filled evening when WWOS take to the stage with all-time favourite, “The Pirates of Penzance”. WWOS were runners-up at last year’s Gilbert & Sullivan Festival with their hilarious production of Ruddigore and you can be absolutely certain that this will be a fun-filled evening.

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IOLANTHE G & S OPERA COMPANY

Show is starting at...15 August 2014 to 26 August 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Iolanthe is a delightful operetta about a fairy banished from Fairyland for life for marrying a mortal. Gilbert’s incisive witty political satire is as relevant today as it was when Iolanthe was first performed in 1882 and many consider the Iolanthe music among the best of Sullivan’s work. In this "fairy opera", the House of Lords is lampooned as a bastion of the ineffective, privileged and dim-witted. The political party system and other institutions also come in for a dose of satire. This sparkling new production is simply a joy.

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STRICTLY MUSIC HALL

Show is starting at...15 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House


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THE GONDOLIERS DAUNTLESS THEATRE

Show is starting at...15 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

The creative and energetic Dauntless Theatre return to the Festival with a sparkling production of The Gondoliers. Watch out for some wonderful touches as this talented group prepare to wow audiences with their innovative ideas.

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BLUES BROTHERS AT THE CAIRN HOTEL

Show is starting at...16 August 2014

Come and enjoy a fun packed tribute night from the Blues Brothers on a mission for just £10.00 per person. The night will be filled with entertainment from both the live act and a dj to get you dancing, with Burgers and Hot-dogs available to pre-book and collect at the interval. Book early to avoid disappointment!

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PINAFORE FROM SCRATCH

Show is starting at...16 August 2014

Will we create a new World Record? The excitement mounts following our World War One Concert in the Valley Gardens. Where are the record creators? If the attempt to perform all 13 G & S Operas in 13 different locations in around 28 hours is going to plan they will be in Valley Gardens ready for a 5.00 “Pinafore from Scratch” performance – Pinafore being the 13th opera to be performed. We will have some “star” performers and others who will be very tired. Come and help them out and join a celebratory chorus.

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THE MIKADO FESTIVAL YOUTH PRODUCTION

Show is starting at...16 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Every year we are blown away by the sheer energy, enthusiasm and hard work of our young people who deliver an amazing and highly professional production. The show is cast in May and the youngsters from all around the UK and beyond come together a week before the performance to rehearse. The Festival Youth Production is always a highlight of the Festival. Don’t miss it. The Youth Production is open to young people between the ages of 9 and 19 and anyone wish to apply can do so online at www.gsfestivals.org

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WORLD WAR ONE GALA CONCERT

Show is starting at...16 August 2014

Festival favourite Richard Gauntlett will host this fantastic gala concert in the beautiful Valley Gardens in Harrogate. Donald Maxwell will join him and we will also feature the WWOS Cast with an appropriate medley. The programme will include Gilbert & Sullivan favourites and solos and choruses from some of the best-loved music from Novello, Monckton and Coward. Our choir will takie a walk down memory lane with World War One medleys – it’s a Long way to Tipperary; K-K-K-Katy; Keep the Home Fires Burning; Pack up your Troubles in your Old Kit Bag; Roses of Picardy and many more.

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AFTERNOON OF FLANDERS AND SWANN

Show is starting at...17 August 2014

Crown Hotel

This is always one of our most popular events with all the old favourites such as “Madeira M’dear”, The “Hippopotamus Song” and “The Gnu”. Make sure you book your tickets early!

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PIRATES OF PENZANCE LEEDS G & S SOC.

Show is starting at...17 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Welcome to Penzance museum! Come and visit our famous Police and Women Throughout History installations and experience our fabulous new exhibition: The Pirates of Penzance. If you want to enjoy all the usual fun and frolics that the Pirates of Penzance offers with some surprising and imaginative twists delivered by a youthful and talented cast, then this show from the award-winning Leeds Gilbert and Sullivan society is perfect for you! This Society, which celebrated its centenary in 2009, is based at The Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds and is delighted to be taking part for the first time in this year’s Festival.

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ALICE THE MUSICAL

Show is starting at...18 August 2014

RHS Harlow Carr

Come and meet Mad Hatter, White Rabbit and Alice as they travel through Wonderland. Crikey! It’s a crazy place, full of madness and musical mayhem. This performance is for all the family.

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IOLANTHE YORK UNIVERSITY G & S SOCIETY

Show is starting at...18 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

We are delighted to welcome York University to the Festival as part of the UNIFest competition. Iolanthe is a delightful operetta about a fairy banished from Fairyland for life for marrying a mortal. Gilbert’s incisive witty political satire is as relevant today as it was when Iolanthe was first performed in 1882 and many consider the Iolanthe music among the best of Sullivan’s work. In this "fairy opera", the House of Lords is lampooned as a bastion of the ineffective, privileged and dim-witted. The political party system and other institutions also come in for a dose of satire.

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THE MIKADO GROSVENORE LIGHT OPERA COMPANY

Show is starting at...18 August 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

We are delighted to welcome Grosvenor Light Opera Company (GLOC) back to the Festival. GLOC was founded in 1949 and has become the leading amateur company in London for presenting the Savoy Opera. It is one of the only societies to rehearse and perform in Central London and as a result, attracts a membership largely of young professionals.

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PATIENCE CHARLES COURT OPERA COMPANY

Show is starting at...19 August 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall


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THE SORCERER

Show is starting at...19 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

We are delighted to the University of St Andrews G&S Society back to the Festival and look forward to seeing this year’s production of The Sorcerer.

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IOLANTHE - HULL UNIVERSITY G & S

Show is starting at...20 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House


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PRINCESS IDA GODALMING OPERATIC SOCIETY

Show is starting at...20 August 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Godalming Operatic is a traditional amateur society and its members are extremely proud of their established pedigree. The Society’s members are looking forward to representing the south for the third time since 2005 at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival.

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PIRATES OF PENZANCE SOUTHAMPTON UNI G & S SOC

Show is starting at...21 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

The University of Southampton Light Opera Society (LOPSoc) return to the Festival with an energetic and imaginative production of The Pirates of Penzance.

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ROMEO AND JULIET - PRESENTED BY THE LORD CHAMBERLAINS MEN

Show is starting at...21 August 2014

RHS Harlow Carr

Did my heart love till now? Join the Lord Chamberlain's Men this sumer for the worlds greatest love story. With action from the outset, jealousy, comedy, murder, banishment and the most famous balcony in the history of theatre! Bring a picnic, settle back and be swept up in the romance, the drama and the passion of Romeo & Juliet.

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RUDDIGORE OVER 60'S SAVOYARDS

Show is starting at...21 August 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

The Over 60s Savoyards said it was a one-off last year – but they were wrong. They are back with vim, vitality and lots of ginseng and they are hoping to get into the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest performing group ever to tread the G&S boards! We are delighted that Bruce Graham and Sylvia Clarke from The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company have agreed to make “guest appearances” as Sir Roderick and Dame Hannah.

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HMS PINAFORE KINGS COLLEGE LONDON G & S SOC

Show is starting at...22 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

KCL Gilbert and Sullivan Society is the only student-based G&S society in London. We are pleased to welcome them back to the Festival with a new production of HMS Pinafore.

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PIRATES OF PENZANCE G & S OPERA COMPANY

Show is starting at...24 August 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company are the finest professional performers of G&S to be found anywhere in the world. This wonderful, jolly romp complete with a brave(ish!) band of swashbuckling of pirates, a completely dotty Major-General Stanley, his beautiful unwed daughters and a bumbling bunch of hopeless but hilarious British policeman, has all the elements for simply excellent entertainment.

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AFTERNOON WITH IVOR NOVELLO

Show is starting at...25 August 2014

Crown Hotel

Oxbridge Opera Company’s Ivor Novello performance wowed audiences at last year’s Festival. The programme explores a wide range of this master’s work. Using an unspoken narrative, a series of ‘bright young things’ showcase some well-loved classics as well as obscure yet engaging surprises.

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TOSCA HERITAGE OPERA

Show is starting at...26 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Heritage Opera returns with Puccini’s Tosca, after their smash hit show La boheme at last year’s festival. Tosca contains such gems as the famous tenor aria E Lucevan Le Stelle and the soprano aria Vissi D’Arte. Nicholas Sales plays Cavaradossi, Sarah Helsby Hughes sings Tosca, and Thomas Eaglen is Scarpia.

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KYLIE TRIBUTE NIGHT

Show is starting at...30 August 2014

Enjoy a three course meal followed by Coffee and entertainment at the Cairn Hotel. The meal begins at 7.30pm. Last booking through Harrogate Box Office 27th August. After this date please call the Cairn Hotel directly on 01423 504005.

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ORCHESTRA OF OPERA NORTH - RIPON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Show is starting at...06 September 2014

Ripon Cathedral

Orchestra of Opera North Janusz Piotrowicz conductor Samuel Coles flute Beethoven Symphony no 8 in F Mozart Flute Concerto no 2 in D Mendelssohn Symphony no 3 “Scottish”

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ORCHESTRA OF OPERA NORTH UNRESERVED SEATS

Show is starting at...06 September 2014

Ripon Cathedral

Orchestra of Opera North Janusz Piotrowicz conductor Samuel Coles flute Beethoven Symphony no 8 in F Mozart Flute Concerto no 2 in D Mendelssohn Symphony no 3 “Scottish”

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NIAMH NI CHARRA TRIO AT HELPERBY MILLENIUM HALL

Show is starting at...07 September 2014

Ireland’s premier folk singer and fiddler, globetrotting soloist with Riverdance, plays traditional Irish music and stories of old Ireland, presented with delightful charm. She tours extensively - recently to China, New England and Spain - and has recorded with The Chieftains and Carlos Nunez.

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NIAMH NI CHARRA TRIO AT THE PLAYHOUSE PATELEY BRIDGE

Show is starting at...08 September 2014

Niamh ní Charra fiddle, concertina, vocals Dom Keogh bodrán Paddy Kerr bouzouki A chance for Nidderdale dwellers to hear Ireland’s premier folk singer and fiddler, close to home in the intimate atmosphere of the restored Victorian theatre.

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THE CLASSIC BUSKERS - VERDI, VIVALDIAND LA DOLCE VITA

Show is starting at...10 September 2014

Michael Copley and Ian Moore The Classic Buskers have taken their madcap music, astonishing dexterity and side-splitting humour around the world, from Vienna to Valencia, London to Lyon, Toronto to Tokyo, Paris to Potsdam. Their concert features the delights of Rossini, Donizetti, Vivaldi, Corelli, Verdi and many others whose names inevitably end in I, all played on a vast assortment of unlikely instruments at improbable speeds!

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GREAT GUITAR CLASSICS - MORGAN SZYMANSKI

Show is starting at...11 September 2014

Morgan Szymanski’s musicianship and warm personality have won him following throughout the world. A top prizewinner at international competitions, he has toured Argentina, Austria, Belgium, China, Chile, France, Germany, Guatemala, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Macedonia, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the USA and most recently to the Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, Vienna Konzerthaus and Mexico’s Palacio de Bellas Artes.

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A ROOM OF ONES OWN - VIRGINIA WOOLF

Show is starting at...12 September 2014

Sarah Blake presents a show based on one of the most brilliant and original literary works of the 20th century – A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf. This inspirational book was originally based on a lecture series that Woolf delivered to Cambridge students. Sarah Blake has re-imagined that first lecture and brought it back to life, so audiences can experience how it must have felt to hear and see the famous author speak… and literary history being created.

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AQUILAE DUO - ENCHANTED WOOD

Show is starting at...12 September 2014

William Alwyn: Naiades Ravi Shankar: Enchanted Dawn Kojo no Tsuki: Moon over the Ruined Castle Debussy: Syrinx Tournier: Au Matin J. S. Bach: Sonata in G minor Baroque Flamenco Eleanor made her concerto debut at the QEH aged 15, won the Cardiff European Harp Competition in 2007, and Third Prize in the Netherlands International Harp Competition 2010. This year, she performs in the Dutch Harp Festival, at the American Harp Society in New Orleans, and the World Harp Congress, Sydney. Canadian, Lisa Nelsen, a founder-member of the New London Chamber Ensemble, has given recitals in Scandinavia, Greece, Italy, Holland, North America, and at the Wigmore Hall. Prepare to be entranced!

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NJABULO MADLALA - OPERA AND SONG

Show is starting at...13 September 2014

Winner of the Song Prize in the 2010 Kathleen Ferrier Competition, the Royal Overseas League 2012 and the 2014 Standard Bank Young Artist Award, the creamy baritone of South African Njabulo Madlala has enthralled listeners around the world. He has sung with the English Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Philharmonia, LPO, at the Wigmore Hall and Ravinia Festival Chicago.

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PIGEON

Show is starting at...13 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

First there was an egg and in that egg was a tiny little pigeon. The pigeon hatched and grew and learnt to fly. But soon the call came. This young bird was growing in a time of terrible war. Every man was needed to fight, and every pigeon was needed too.

Charmingly inventive puppets, original live music and delightfully daft characters combine to uncover a remarkable historical story.

Part of Harrogate Theatre's All Points North season

Suitable for 6yrs+ and their families

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THE HALLE - RIPON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Show is starting at...14 September 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Janusz Piotrowicz conductor Verdi Overture: The Force of Destiny Grieg Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2: Morning, Death of Ase In the Hall of the Mountain King Ingrid’s Lament, Arabian Dance, Solveig’s Song Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor

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JAZZ REPERTORY COMPANY - PETE LONG AND HIS GOODMEN

Show is starting at...17 September 2014

An evening celebrating the music of the Benny Goodman Quartet in the 1930s. Pete Long – one of Ronnie Scott’s All Stars - has played with all the top names from Jools Holland to Dizzy Gillespie and the Stereophonics, the Blind Boys of Alabama to Sting. His dazzling playing of the great jazz classics has received critical acclaim on tours of South America, Russia and Europe. With Bunny Thompson (Glenn Miller Orchestra), the exotic skill of Richard Pite, and top vibes player Tony Kerr, an occasion of world-class jazz is assured.

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SIR ANDREW MOTION - THE CUSTOMS HOUSE

Show is starting at...18 September 2014

Andrew Motion – Poet Laureate 1999-2009 - presents Laurels and Donkeys, his 'lucid, brilliant, melancholic, poetry collection' (The Times). He has taken part in all the major literary festivals, received the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Somerset Maughan Award, Whitbread Biography Award, the Arvon/Observer Prize and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. He also reads from his book The Cinder Path and answers questions about his writing and the role of Poet Laureate.

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HALF A PERSON

Show is starting at...19 September 2014 to 20 September 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

An emotionally charged, coming-of-age story, blending wry comedy and the music of a beloved cult band, sung live.

Meet William, a twenty-something Londoner who drifts from coffee shop to bar, falling in love, self-obsessing and finding solace in The Smiths. Torn between conflicting loyalties to the girl of his dreams and his best friend, William has the chance to become more than half a person.

Part of Harrogate Theatre's All Points North Season

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MUSIC AT MARKENFIELD - ENSEMBLE FANTASTICUS

Show is starting at...19 September 2014

Fantasticus present authentic performance of virtuoso French baroque music with a programme which shines as a gem out of the repertoire. Adventure and discovery were the spirit of the age and pervade every performance of this dazzling ensemble. Based in Amsterdam, the artists play with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, De Nederlandse Bachvereniging, and Bach Collegium Japan and have won many prizes such as the Bruges Musica Antiqua Concours. 'Fantasticus are a white-hot addition to the early music scene …the sheer freshness and fiery joie de vivre of the playing recalls the young Andrew Manze and his collaborators' BBC Music Magazine 2013

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CARLTON MAIN FRICKLEY BAND

Show is starting at...20 September 2014

Celebration and Commemoration Sullivan: Overture Yeoman of the Guard Eric Ball: Journey into Freedom Bliss: Checkmate with favourites of Lennon & McCartney and Queen, Great War songs, marches and The Last Post One of the most famous names in the brass band world, Carlton Main Frickley was Yorkshire Regional Champion 2013 and Champion Band of England and Scotland. Their highest recent achievement was 3rd place in the 2011 British Open Championships (only beaten by Cory and Black Dyke bands). Their programme includes a famous Championship test piece, the dazzling Journey Into Freedom, and poignant WW1 songs such as Roses of Picardy and Keep the Home Fires Burning.

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FAWLTY TOWERS - THE DINNER SHOW

Show is starting at...20 September 2014 to 19 December 2014

Entertainment provided by Laughlines Comedy Entertainment A delicious three-course meal and interactive comedy is hosted by Basil Fawlty, his long-suffering wife Sybil and confused loyal waiter Manuel - all brought to life by a critically-acclaimed cast of professional actors! Performed at the Yorkshire Hotel, in the stunning Roof Top function room as you dine, Fawlty Towers - The Dinner Show is a spectacular tribute to the iconic British sitcom.

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FRIENDS OF HARROGATE THEATRE TRIP TO SJT SCARBOROUGH TO SEE ROUNDELAY

Show is starting at...20 September 2014

A friends of Harrogate Theatre trip to see Alan Ayckbourn’s new play Roundelay five self contained one act plays, written to be performed in any order, all of which are connected in some way with the order they are seen in affecting the audience’s perception of the plays and characters; it will have been world premiered ten days before our visit on the 20th!

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HYENA COMEDY CLUB SEPTEMBER 2014

Show is starting at...20 September 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Line up may be subject to change.

Matt Richardson
Ed Gamble
Chris Martin
Deliso Chaponda

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THE ESCHER STRING QUARTET

Show is starting at...21 September 2014

Based in New York, the Escher String Quartet is recognized as one of the finest quartets of its generation, performing at festivals and major venues around the world, such as the Alice Tully Hall, Kennedy Center, Ravinia, Perth and City of London festivals. They present enchanting Mendelssohn, haunting Ravel, and Beethoven at his most ingenious: the Cavatina – a passage of incomparable beauty – is perhaps the greatest movement in all chamber music.

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THE STORY OF POETRY

Show is starting at...22 September 2014

Harrogate Theatre Circle Bar

In this 10 week course we shall look at the development of the main poetic forms and styles from the 14th. century to the present day. Examples of conventional forms would be the ballad, the sonnet, the ode, the elegy, etc. Styles would include blank verse, the heroic couplet, sprung rhythm, free verse, etc. This will give the opportunity to look at a broad spectrum of verse from a variety of poets from Chaucer to Duffy. As always, course members will be encouraged to provide their own examples – or even to write them!

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BOUNCERS

Show is starting at...23 September 2014 to 27 September 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Under the watchful eye of the ever present bouncers, a gaggle of gorgeous girls, a smooth talking DJ, a group of likely lads and a whole host of other unforgettable and colourful characters collide with outrageous results.

Lifting the lid on the Friday night experience, four actors portray numerous roles to create a poignant and hysterical send up of the nightclub scene.

Part of Harrogate Theatre's All Points North Season

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THE COAL PORTERS

Show is starting at...24 September 2014

Sid Griffin - best known as ringleader of 1980’s Indie-chart heroes, The Long Ryders – brings to the festival his exciting American/British All-Stars alt-bluegrass band with a dynamite live act: great four-part harmony singing and memorable melodies. They have taken this sound around the world, from Glastonbury to Stagecoach (USA), from Hultsfredsfestivalen (Sweden)to La Roche (France), and back again. Their recent album, Find The One, was produced by folk-rock legend John Wood, producer of Fairport Convention.

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RICHARD AND ADAM IN CONCERT FOR YORKSHIRE CANCER RESEARCH

Show is starting at...26 September 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

The pop opera brothers Richard and Adam perform at Harrogate Royal Hall – 26th September in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research.

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ROOM 253

Show is starting at...26 September 2014 to 27 September 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Harrogate writer and performer Rachel Halliwell follows up her critically acclaimed Deirdre & Me with this staged radio play taking you into the mind of one of the greatest ever crime writers.

Piecing together real-life clues Room 253 unravels one of the greatest mysteries of the twentieth century looking at Agatha Christie’s intriguing eleven day disappearance with meticulous detail.

Part of Harrogate Theatre's All Points North Season

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SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER

Show is starting at...30 September 2014 to 04 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Set against the increasingly chaotic proceedings of one very long night, She Stoops to Conquer is a delightful romantic romp filled with ludicrous misunderstanding, mischief and mayhem.

Northern Broadsides’ talented cast of actor-musicians bring their unique charisma, theatrical magic and innate sense of fun to this flamboyant period comedy. Come prepared for merriment, warmth, wit and wigs. Big wigs. Very big wigs!

Part of Harrogate Theatre's All Points North Season

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THE MAN WHO WOKE UP DEAD

Show is starting at...01 October 2014 to 02 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

A taut thriller, influenced by 1950s film noir, and the dystopian worlds of George Orwell. The Man Who Woke Up Dead is a dark, claustrophobic nightmare, akin to the thrillers of Alfred Hitchcock, exploring the divide between fact and fiction.

Part of All Points North Season

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THE HOLLIES

Show is starting at...04 October 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

No support act is needed as The Hollies perform their Classics; The Air That I Breathe, Bus Stop, Carrie Anne, Jennifer Eccles, Stop,Stop,Stop, Just One Look, He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother, On A Carousel... and many more in a brilliant two-hour-plus Hollies celebration

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KNIGHTMARE LIVE

Show is starting at...05 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Following a critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe run and sold out dates at both London’s Bloomsbury Theatre and Brighton Comedy Festival the cult TV Show Knightmare! is now live onstage and offers you the chance to don the immortal helmet of justice.

"A nostaligic dream come true"
Time Out

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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ARTHUR SMITH

Show is starting at...06 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Arthur Smith reprises this widely-acclaimed show, the second of a trilogy, which premiered at last year's Edinburgh fringe, enjoyed a sold-out run at the Soho Theatre in London and was transmitted on Radio 4 in January.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR HEAT 1

Show is starting at...06 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Our annual talent hunt is back. During three heats a whole host of tip-top comics battle for your vote to secure a place in the final of the third Harrogate Comedy Festival Comedian of the Year competition. Who goes through? You decide. In association with Daleside

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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OMID DJALILI

Show is starting at...06 October 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

He’s back on tour with a new show, following a sell-out four week West-End residency and a sold-out season at the Edinburgh Festival.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR HEAT 2

Show is starting at...07 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Our annual talent hunt is back. During three heats a whole host of tip-top comics battle for your vote to secure a place in the final of the third Harrogate Comedy Festival Comedian of the Year competition. Who goes through? You decide.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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TOM STADE

Show is starting at...07 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

The free-thinking philosopher returns to ponder timeless questions and reflect upon life’s choices and decisions. Catch this exuberant and spellbinding talent as he continues his assault on the global comedy scene.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR HEAT 3

Show is starting at...08 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Our annual talent hunt is back. During three heats a whole host of tip-top comics battle for your vote to secure a place in the final of the third Harrogate Comedy Festival Comedian of the Year competition. Who goes through? You decide.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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HAL CRUTTENDEN

Show is starting at...08 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Following stand out performances on Live At The Apollo (BBC1), Have I Got News For You (BBC1), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1) and Mock The Week (BBC2), Hal is being strongly tipped as the next big thing. Footballers, Facebook and food are just three of the topics Hal devours with his unique mix of camp and straight, warm and catty humour.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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ANDY ZALTZMAN

Show is starting at...09 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

The undisputed, sporadically-acclaimed comedian ANDY ZALTZMAN is a star of The Bugle podcast and Radio 4’s Political Animal.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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CHRIS MARTIN

Show is starting at...09 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

After a sell-out 2013 Festival Show, Chris Martin (Milton Jones tour support 2013, Guardian's Top 10 Comedy Podcasts) was described as a ‘20 something tall white comedian’. It caused Chris to write a show about big issues such as hair, kissing and fishing. Chris uses his unique logic and observations to make an hour of silly entertainment.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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PETE FIRMAN

Show is starting at...09 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

After sell-out performances on his 2013 tour 'the UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out) hits the road again with his astonishing new show.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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ROBIN INCE

Show is starting at...09 October 2014

Crown Hotel

Robin Ince - Sony Gold Award winning comedian and science enthusiast (Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage with Prof Brian Cox) - presents another in his line of unhinged stand up comic lectures.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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CASUAL VIOLENCE

Show is starting at...10 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Award-winning sketch villains ‘mix Game of Thrones, the League of Gentlemen and Roald Dahl’ (The Sunday Times) into a sinister tale of heartbreak, conjoined siblings and probable arson.
Double Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality nominees (2011 & 2012), but never been original enough to win.
Expect live music, silly theatrics and rather odd narrative comedy. Actually, expect whatever you like. It's not our place to tell you what to do.
Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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JASON BYRNE

Show is starting at...10 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

As featured on Live at the Apollo (BBC1), The Royal Variety Show (ITV). Sony Radio Gold Award winning The Jason Byrne Show (Radio 2) and Father Figure (BBC1) of which he is the creator and star.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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PETE JOHANSSON

Show is starting at...10 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

After touring the country with Reginald D Hunter, Pete Johansson embarks on his solo tour with 'Several Jokes'.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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ALFIE MOORE

Show is starting at...11 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Former Humberside Police Sergeant turned stand-up comedian Alfie Moore is tasering his way through the comedy world, arresting audiences with stories of life on the beat that are institutionally funny.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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AUSTENTATIOUS

Show is starting at...11 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Undoubtedly one of the most talked-about shows on the UK comedy scene, Austentatious: An Improvised Novel is a comedy play spun in the inimitable style of Jane Austen – and based entirely on audience suggestions.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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CARDINAL BURNS

Show is starting at...11 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

British Comedy Award winning and BAFTA nominated duo Cardinal Burns are hitting the road. Following their second series on Channel 4, the duo are ready to unleash a torrent of never-before-seen characters and familiar faces from the series all over your lovely town.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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COMEDY WORKSHOP

Show is starting at...11 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Whether you've always secretly wanted to give it a go, or you're just interested in how it works, this course will provide technical insight and practical application of skills. .

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014
Suitable for 18+

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LADIES NIGHT IN

Show is starting at...11 October 2014

Cocktail drinks reception, 3 course dinner with wine and disco.

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MARCEL LUCONT

Show is starting at...11 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

A modern man's majestic musings on mortality, morality, masculinity and, moreover, Marcel Lucont, multi award-deserving maverick. A multimedia mélange of magnificence.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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JIMEOIN

Show is starting at...12 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Hilarious world-class stand-up from one of live comedy’s internationally acclaimed masters! Jimeoin returns in 2014 with his ever-evolving live show…

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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PETER & THE WOLF AND OTHER RUSSIAN TALES

Show is starting at...12 October 2014

In this spellbinding performance, renowned storyteller Martin Maudsley and musicians transform Prokofiev’s much loved musical tale into a playful interaction between live music and enchanting storytelling, brimming with vibrant images and musical delights. The tale of a brave little boy's adventurous encounter with a wolf is complemented by two other short Russian tales, one featuring a fiery fiend and some fiendish fiddling and the other about a bear, underscored by Ravel's Bolero - or 'Bear'lero!

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Harold Lloyd

SILENT HEROES

Show is starting at...12 October 2014

Crown Hotel

Double takes, pratfalls and facial gagging. Mention silent comedy and immediately these visual qualities come to mind. And that’s understandable: most physical comedians are divorced from language and carry their best gag with them at all times, their body.

Your guide through this compendium of celluloid slapstick will be André Vincent, a stand-up comedian also trained in clowning, a man who knows literally how to take a fall. Accompanying him on the journey will be the finest silent film composer of his generation, Neil Brand.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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THE COMEDY ROAST

Show is starting at...12 October 2014

Crown Hotel

If you think you know your Reggie Perrin from your Lee & Herring, your Mrs. Merton from your Mrs.Brown, your Cannon from your Ball then have we got a quiz for you.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

Family Friendly

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THE NOISE NEXT DOOR

Show is starting at...12 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Six time sell-out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and one of the country’s most sought after comedy club headliners, The Noise Next Door leave audiences everywhere in awe of their lightning quick wit and totally original comedic talents.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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JASON COOK

Show is starting at...13 October 2014

Crown Hotel

Having gained fans for his work in television and radio, Jason is back touring the country doing what he does best, lightning-fast stand up in front of a live audience.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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RUBY WAX

Show is starting at...13 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

'Sane New World' shows us how to rewire our thinking to find calm in a frenetic world and how to become the master, not the slave, of our own minds. This show is your passport to saner living. She might not be sane herself but she does a pretty good imitation.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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TONY JAMESON

Show is starting at...13 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Tony Jameson feels he’s now at the mid-point of his life. He believes he’s achieved some good things in his life, but there’s still the nagging voice in the back of his head that wonders, 'Could he have achieved more had he not spent the last 20 years playing video games?'

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival

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DAVID TRENT

Show is starting at...14 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

David Trent uses a computer and a projector to make phenomenal comedy. Wielding a belting mix of music, video, animation and comedy, he's unlike anything you've ever seen. His brilliant show defies categorization - it simply demands that you see it to understand what everyone else is on about.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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JAMES ACASTER

Show is starting at...14 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

James Acaster has something he’s been meaning to tell you. He’s been putting it off for some time. You might want to sit down. Expect whimsical rabbiting on and awkward physicality throughout.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE

Show is starting at...14 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Podium dancer, oil rig worker, food addict, musical theatre enthusiast, posh, eco-hypocrite, ex-Goth, muppet fan, award winning comedian and chief beverages operator at the Little Chef – screw politics! Let’s talk about me.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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CHRIS RAMSEY

Show is starting at...15 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

After being 'sent off' the Soccer AM sofa last year for misbehaving, Chris wonders whether he really is the Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning TV – not to mention, whether he wants to be.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR FINAL

Show is starting at...15 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

It all comes down to this, the big one: who will walk away with this year’s title of Harrogate Comedy Festival Comedian of the Year 2014? The power to pick the winner lies with you!

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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ROSS NOBLE

Show is starting at...15 October 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Ross Noble will be showcasing his talent in brand new UK show, Tangentleman. With an on-stage presence like no other, his exuberance, spontaneity and cerebral style have established him as one of Britain’s best-loved comedians.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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THE HORNE SECTION

Show is starting at...15 October 2014

Crown Hotel

Gathering together the UK's finest musicians and throwing them together on stage with the worlds most exciting comics, The Horne Section brings its indomitable fanfare to the Harrogate Comedy Festival.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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ABANDOMAN

Show is starting at...16 October 2014

Crown Hotel

After several years cutting a truly original path between rap music and comedy, Ireland’s top comedy hip hop improv team have leapt from strength to strength to fast becoming one of the most popular acts at the Edinburgh Festival and internationally on the live circuit. Abandoman are unrivalled by any other comedy / music act and constantly amaze audiences with their award-winning, mind blowing, interactive, word bending lyrical genius.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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BRIDGET CHRISTIE

Show is starting at...16 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

“This hour announces her as one of the finest comedians around,” says The Independent of Bridget Christie’s 2013 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning show. It’s an “intelligent, passionate and beautifully silly show attacking everyday sexism,” says Time Out. The title comes from the (ill-advised?) product released by the pen manufacturers aimed at the female market, and Christie has a lot to say about it in an hilarious and occasionally surreal way.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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DAVE GORMAN

Show is starting at...16 October 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

The wonderfully innovative comedy mind behind Modern Life Is Goodish (Dave TV), Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure is back with a brand new live show that promises more of his unique blend of stand-up comedy and visual story-telling as Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point*... (*The PowerPoint).

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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GARY DELANEY

Show is starting at...16 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Gary thinks that most shows don't contain enough jokes, and is trying single handedly to redress the balance.

Expect: Jokes.
Don't Expect: Narrative, themes or a voyage of self-discovery Not suitable for bairns or sensitive souls.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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MORGAN AND WEST

Show is starting at...16 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Gadzooks! Time travelling Victorian magicians Morgan & West have lost the secrets to all of their tricks and by hell or high water intend to get them back. Join the dashing duo in a thrilling adventure show filled to the brim with magic.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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DAVID MORGAN

Show is starting at...17 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

David Morgan (Sweat the Small Stuff BBC3, Fake Reaction ITV2) doesn’t know how to deal with problems forced on him thanks to compelling but dangerous social tools. Discover the best way to dump someone you've never met, respond to time shifted rejection by omission and how to react to live coverage of a party you're not at.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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MARK WATSON

Show is starting at...17 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Winner of five major comedy awards. 24-hour-show luminary. Novelist. Watson (host of BBC's We Need Answers, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week regular and star of cult Radio 4 series Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better) returns to the road.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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PHILL JUPITUS IMPROV QUARTET

Show is starting at...17 October 2014

Crown Hotel

Join Phill Jupitus and three of the finest exponents of improvised comedy in the UK: Andy Smart,Steve Steen & Steve Frost as they conjure up comedy delights right in front of your eyes. Totally unscripted, the quartet will create a new and unique comedy show based entirely on suggestions from the audience, no matter how bizarre or daft they might be. Their lightening fast wit and repartee ensure that the jokes flow thick and fast throughout the show and have left audiences all over the world spellbound at their comedy brilliance.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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VIKKI STONE

Show is starting at...17 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Award winning comedian Vikki Stone has blagged, stolen and borrowed twenty musical instruments. Some she can play really quite well, and others, at the time of writing, not so well. 

This collection of instruments, each with a story, will become the underscore for this tale of love, loss and music.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS

Show is starting at...18 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Like the name says it’s a Comedy Club 4 Kids! Cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old and under 400 years old (no vampires or Highlanders). We have the best comedians from the UK and world circuit doing what they do best… but without the rude bits!

‘A highlight for children... giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club.’ The Guardian

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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Adam Bloom

HYENA COMEDY CLUB CLOSING GALA

Show is starting at...18 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Closing the Comedy Festival in style is Harrogate Theatre's monthly comedy club featuring: Adam Bloom, Jason Cook, Roger Monkhouse & George Egg

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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EDDI READER

Show is starting at...22 October 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi Reader, known both for her work with Fairground Attraction and for an enduring solo career, returns to Harrogate. She is the recipient of three BRIT awards and has topped both the singles and album charts.

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Hamlet

HAMLET PRESENTED BY 6:12

Show is starting at...22 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy is uniquely brought to life in this original adaptation for one actor.

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SIR CHRIS BONINGTON

Show is starting at...23 October 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Sir Chris Bonington is Britain's best known mountaineer and one of the most successful expedition leaders in history.

This autumn, Chris will be presenting a “life and times” audio visual account, covering his sixty years spent in the mountains. With original images and raw footage, this is a rare opportunity to hear about some of the greatest expeditions of the twentieth century.

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THE ONLY WAY IS BROADWAY

Show is starting at...23 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Featuring some of the most popular and inspiring modern musical theatre ever written, including excerpts from Chicago, Top Hat, Matilda, Les Miserables and Rock of Ages, renowned Yorkshire directors Louise Denison and Jim Lunt present The Only Way is Broadway showcasing a host of established talented performers from HSAP.

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PAUL CARRACK

Show is starting at...24 October 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns to the road following his widely acclaimed recent album release 'Rain or Shine', a mix of new original songs and classic tracks.

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EDMUND & CO

Show is starting at...25 October 2014 to 12 December 2014

A new production brought to you from the UK’s leading comedy dinner show company. Fans of the television sitcom Blackadder will love this hilarious parody comedy tribute show. The dining audience are transported into the Queens Court and Edmund Blackadder, your cunning, shrewd and witty host for the evening, displays all the characteristic humour we know and love whilst endeavoring to keep in favor with the Queen. Baldric has a cunning plan, a Queen on a throne, Lord Melchette appears, what could do wrong!

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RAF IN CONCERT

Show is starting at...25 October 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Join the Bands of the Royal Air Force as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the UK’s greatest national icons - the Red Arrows.

Expect a programme of music spanning the past five decades to match the colour, flamboyance and entertainment provided by Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines.

From the Beatles to Bolero, Queen to Lloyd-Webber, big band to Puccini, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on the Royal Air Force in Concert Tour.

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SIMON CALLOW IN THE MAN JESUS

Show is starting at...27 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Simon Callow, one of Britain's best-loved actors, performs this fresh and moving account of biblical stories including the raising of Lazarus, the wedding at Cana and the journey to Jerusalem. His powerful portrayal of the tyrants, traitors and madmen in Jesus’ life asks people of all faiths and none: what sort of a man was able to inspire the history of the world?

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THEATRE OF ILLUSION

Show is starting at...27 October 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Master Illusionist James More burst onto an unsuspecting world following an amazing run of performances on Britain’s Got Talent in 2013.

Unlike the magic you’ll often see on TV, James prides himself on being the guy that can actually ‘do it live’. No camera tricks or special edits here! With James More, what you see is what you get. Fantastic illusions from a charismatic performer-taking the art of magic to new heights.

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THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Show is starting at...28 October 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

The Sleeping Beauty - a story lovingly repeated throughout generations but never before performed so magnificently as with this colourful spectacle of Russia’s finest, Moscow Ballet - La Classique.

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STILL SCORE

Show is starting at...29 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

In February 2013, Tom bought a slide projector and a box of slides of people he did not know. Using comedy, storytelling and live music, Still Score is part music gig, part theatre show, part love letter.

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THE TEMPLE

Show is starting at...30 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

After the success of, The Statement of Randolph Carter and, The Call of Cthulhu, Michael Sabbaton opens up his box of horror once more to bring us, The Temple, another of H.P. Lovecraft’s classic chillers…

It is 1917. When a strange ivory, carved head comes into the possession of the commander of the U-29, the boat becomes cursed as it is drawn into a spiralling descent of dissention and madness...

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OTTONE

Show is starting at...31 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Handel’s comedies Flavio, Xerxes and Agrippina have all been successes for English Touring Opera in Harrogate in recent years. Now the company presents one of the composer’s most successful serious operas, Ottone.

Part of Harrogate Theatre's Opera Festival

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BOOTLEG BARLOW TRIBUTE NIGHT

Show is starting at...01 November 2014

Enjoy a three course meal followed by Coffee and entertainment at the Cairn Hotel. The meal begins at 7.30pm. Last booking through Harrogate Box Office 29th October. After this date please call the Cairn Hotel directly on 01423 504005.

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LIFE ON THE MOON

Show is starting at...01 November 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Cal McCrystal, the comedy director behind the National Theatre’s smash hit One Man, Two Guvnors, directs this new production of Life on the Moon (Il Mondo Della Luna), one of the most popular of Haydn’s many operas. Performed by English Touring Opera

Part of Harrogate Theatre's Opera Festival

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UNITED WE STAND

Show is starting at...03 November 2014 to 04 November 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Following the success of 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' and 'We Will Be Free! - The Tolpuddle Martyrs Story', Townsend Productions presents United We Stand by Neil Gore, a powerful new play based on the true story of one of the most tumultuous industrial battles – the 1972 Builders' Strike.

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JOAN ARMATRADING

Show is starting at...04 November 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Over her 42 years of touring Joan Armatrading has never done a solo world tour. For her last Major tour she has decided this is the perfect time to perform her first ever full scale solo concerts. Her performances will include songs that span her entire career so far.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Show is starting at...06 November 2014 to 08 November 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

An innocent mistake on an estate leads to an alarming escalation of events as the residents of the Blubell Hill development take extreme measures to protect themselves. A classic Ayckbournian mix of edgy comedy and acute social observation laced with some typically ill-advised romantic malarkey.

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IN REMEMBRANCE - HARROGATE CHORAL SOCIETY

Show is starting at...08 November 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Harrogate Choral Society present a concert of music in remembrance and tribute to all those who died in the two World Wars. Haydn’s Mass in Time of War in C major was composed in 1796 and sets the tone with the menacing drum beats that give it the nickname Paukenmesse (Drum Mass). In more reflective mood the choir turn to Elgar’s The Spirit of England, which he dedicated to "the memory of our glorious men, with a special thought for the Worcesters” in 1915 and was written as his version of a war requiem. The concert concludes in a more celebratory mood with a series of “Songs that won the wars” led by soloist Sarah Fox in which everyone is invited to join the choir singing.

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THE BOY WHO KICKED PIGS

Show is starting at...09 November 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

13 year old Robert Caligari is a nasty piece of work. But today is the day he gets his comeuppance. Today is the day he’s going to die.

Adapted from the novel by Dr Who's Tom Baker, starring a cast of four, beautiful projection, original music and over eight hats, it's a grisly tale of one scoundrel's attempt at infamy.

“A scorchingly talented young company” Time Out

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ERIC & LITTLE ERN

Show is starting at...10 November 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Recreating some of the finest moments of Eric and Ernie’s television and stage performances, cherished moments from the archives sit alongside new material created by the performers. Together they make a brilliant comedy that recreates the all-ages appeal of Morecambe and Wise in their heyday.

"Like Morecambe & Wise themselves, this is a wonderfully funny, genuine, and beautifully played two-hander." ***** The Herald

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SHOW OF HANDS

Show is starting at...13 November 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

If you haven’t heard of Show of Hands by now, where have you been?! Celebrating a remarkable 22 year partnership, Knightley and Beer have sold out the Royal Albert Hall four times and are triple winners at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (Best Duo, Best Original Song, Best Live Act). Joined by Miranda Sykes on double bass they have become one of the acoustic roots scene’s major players, widely recognised for their resonating original songs, stunning musicianship and remarkable audience rapport.

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FOSTER & ALLEN

Show is starting at...14 November 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

For over three decades in the music business, FOSTER & ALLEN have continuously managed to scale new heights! In late October and throughout the majority of November 2014, FOSTER & ALLEN will be touring the UK, performing all their hits including ‘Bunch of Thyme’, ‘Maggie’, ‘After All These Years’, ‘I Will Love You All My Life’…and many more, the list is endless.

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THE NUTCRACKER

Show is starting at...18 November 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

It’s midnight, the clock strikes heralding in the spirit of Christmas…Yet something stirs in the darkness beyond and thus unfolds this magical festive tale of The Nutcracker.

Presented by Moscow Ballet - La Classique

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JOOLS HOLLAND AND HIS RHYTHM AND BLUES ORCHESTRA

Show is starting at...22 November 2014

Harrogate International Centre

With the vocal power of Ruby Turner, the Soul tones of Louise Marshall, and the tireless drums of original Squeeze member Gilson Lavis, along with the inimitable musicianship of the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Jools Holland will perform tracks spanning his entire solo career as well as songs taken from his new album, due to be released through Rhino this Autumn.

Featuring special guest Marc Almond

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COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE FAIR 2014

Show is starting at...27 November 2014 to 30 November 2014

Harrogate International Centre

Soak up the magic of the festive season at the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair, enjoy a great day’s shopping and leave with a hoard of heavenly gifts. The Fairs bring together hundreds of exhibitors from all over the UK in a festive extravaganza of quality and craftsmanship.

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ONLY MEN ALOUD

Show is starting at...01 December 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

With hundreds of thousands of album sales, a Classical Brit Award, countless TV appearances and numerous live shows including the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Only Men Aloud’s annual Christmas Tour is now firmly part of the UK festive calendar.

This year, with songs from Hollywood and Broadway, OMA will add some sparkle to your Christmas with their unique take on music from movies and musicals. Expect to hear White Christmas, We Need A Little Christmas, O Holy Night, Puttin' On The Ritz (Top Hat), Razzle Dazzle (Chicago), Luck Be A Lady (Guys and Dolls) and many many more!

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CINDERELLA

Show is starting at...02 December 2014 to 18 January 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

The greatest fairy tale of all comes to Harrogate. Cinderella is packed with everyone’s favourite pantomime characters: the dim-witted Buttons; the thigh-slapping Prince Charming; the magical Fairy Godmother and not forgetting the gruesome twosome everyone loves to hate, the Ugly Sisters.

Cinderella is brimming with all the magic and mayhem you’ve come to expect from Harrogate Theatre’s pantomime. Come see it – you’ll have a ball!
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RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC

Show is starting at...02 December 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Having performed 500 major concert shows to over a half a million fans around the world since they formed over a decade ago, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac return to the UK to present a spectacular new stage production celebrating the music of the legendary rock supergroup Fleetwood Mac.

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THE ELO EXPERIENCE

Show is starting at...03 December 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

MR BLUE SKY TOUR featuring the fabulous ELO EXPERIENCE The Official UK No 1 Tribute Show 2014. 40 years on, and the music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra is still regularly played on radio stations throughout the world. This show is currently touring UK theatres bringing these great songs back to the live stage. Currently wowing audiences up and down the country, this show is not to be missed

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THE STORM

Show is starting at...04 December 2014 to 06 December 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre


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HANDEL _ MESSIAH HARROGATE CHORAL SOCIETY 2014

Show is starting at...06 December 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Join Harrogate Choral Society accompanied by Manchester Camerata for the annual Harrogate performance of this great work which has enjoyed over two and a half centuries of undiminished popularity.

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BBC BIG BAND FRANK AND ELLA

Show is starting at...07 December 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Join the internationally acclaimed BBC Big Band for a celebration of two of most iconic entertainers of our time, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.

An unmissable evening of feel-good music inspired two of the Twentieth Century’s greatest vocalists and entertainers.

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ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN

Show is starting at...10 December 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up.

One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you!

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ABBA MANIA PRESENTED BY THE ROYAL HALL RESTORATION TRUST

Show is starting at...11 December 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

ABBA MANIA is now accepted as the world's number one touring ABBA tribute production, featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves.

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ALLO ALLO LE DINNER SHOW

Show is starting at...11 December 2014

Fresh from the success of Fawlty Towers The Dinner Show, Laughlines Comedy Entertainment brings you another hilarious treat ‘Allo ‘Allo - Le Dinner Show.

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CHRISTMAS CURRY PARTY NIGHT

Show is starting at...12 December 2014 to 19 December 2014


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DEACON BLUE

Show is starting at...12 December 2014

Harrogate International Centre

Deacon Blue return with the much anticipated follow up to Top-20 album The Hipsters with their 8th studio album A New House, released on 8th September.

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BANE

Show is starting at...13 December 2014 to 23 December 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Bane is a one-man one-musician series of plays that follows anti-hero Bruce Bane as he goes about his shadowy business in the mean streets of a fictional American city.

It is both a comedy and a drama and has three separate episodes in total, all of which are multi award-winning and can be seen as standalone shows in any order.

This multi-character switching creates a filmic tapestry on stage that is funny, engaging and at times moving. There are over 40 characters per show, all of which are performed by one man accompanied by stunning live guitar soundtrack by one musician.

“A terrifically fun show… by the show’s end they will be hollering for more.” The Melbourne Age

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HYENA COMEDY CLUB CHRISTMAS CRACKER 2014

Show is starting at...13 December 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House


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NORTH YORKSHIRE FIRE-FIGHTERS CHRISTMAS CHARITY CONCERT

Show is starting at...14 December 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

In aid of Fire-fighters Charity


HOLLY AT CHRISTMAS

Show is starting at...15 December 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Buddy Holly and the Cricketers once again herald in the Yuletide festivities with Holly at Christmas, the show that is now as traditional as mulled wine and mince pies!

Holly At Christmas rarely pauses for breath and is, quite simply, the most compelling concert of its kind. The hits just keep on coming - That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy! – and much, much more.

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CLARE TEAL'S FESTIVE FIESTA

Show is starting at...18 December 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

With the holiday season upon us, why not start it with an evening out to remember. Take an uplifting, retro journey into the intriguing and sensational world of Clare Teal's MASSIVE Festive Fiesta - a unique blend of seasonal swing, cheeky retro grooves and a smattering of cozy fireside ballads to add a little romance.

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KATE RUSBY

Show is starting at...19 December 2014

Harrogate International Centre

Of all the stars in Folk Music’s wondrous firmament few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby.

Kate Rusby is steeped in her local traditions and tonight showcases the carols and songs learnt through her childhood in her native South Yorkshire. Come along to hear new variations of familiar carols mostly unheard outside the area together with a selection of old favourites.

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OPERA NORTH'S VIENNESE WHIRL

Show is starting at...30 December 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

What better way to say farewell to 2014 and to welcome in 2015 than to spend a scintillating afternoon in romantic Vienna!

The Orchestra of Opera North’s Viennese Whirl will whisk you off with music by the Waltz King himself – Johann Strauss II, his equally talented siblings and other contemporaries – and some later admirers!

These sparkling and lilting melodies will have your feet tapping in no time and give you an exhilarating lead-up to your New Year Celebrations.

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TOMMY EMMANUEL

Show is starting at...13 January 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected and best-loved musicians, his award-winning career now spans five decades and multiple genres including jazz, rock, blues, and country.

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CASTING THE RUNES

Show is starting at...20 January 2015 to 21 January 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Two ghost stories by M R James

M R James wrote his ghost stories to perform to friends in the years leading up to WW1. Today they’ve lost none of their power to terrify and amuse. Now Nunkie Theatre Company returns with two more James classics, in another thrilling one-man show.

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SARA PASCOE

Show is starting at...22 January 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Sara Pascoe, star of Stand Up For the Week and Campus (C4), Live at the Apollo, QI, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week and Twenty Twelve (BBC) presents her first ever UK tour show.

"An exhilarating, deeply satisfying show" The Times

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HYENA COMEDY CLUB JANUARY 2015

Show is starting at...24 January 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House


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THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

Show is starting at...27 January 2015 to 31 January 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Presented by Harrogate Dramatic Society

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SETH LAKEMAN

Show is starting at...29 January 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Celebrated folk-inspired singer-songwriter and virtuoso fiddle-player Seth Lakeman returns to Harrogate with his gorgeous laments and love songs for a night of first-class musicianship.

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COLLABRO

Show is starting at...31 January 2015

Harrogate International Centre

Britain's Got Talent 2014 winners Collabro are coming to Harrogate as part of a 23 date nationwide UK tour and will be joined by very special guest and runner up Lucy Kay.

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JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH

Show is starting at...10 February 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Versatile singer/organist, John Shuttleworth, wants to share fond memories of his favourite past weekends. However, a typo on the poster means John is obliged to spend the evening paying homage to his next-door neighbour and sole agent - the diminutive Ken Worthington. He'll probably end up doing both!

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IMAGICIAN

Show is starting at...11 February 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

In this action packed show, audiences will witness the most incredible illusions ever staged. Using the latest technology, iMagician includes high powered laser beams, iPads, Twitter and Facebook and new for our 2014 show, the mind blowing 'Virtual assistant' a routine which involves a full scale volumetric hologram.

We guarantee that this is one event audiences will be talking about for a long time to come.

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THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS

Show is starting at...12 February 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Join the The Houghton Weavers for an evening of folk and comedy. Over the past three decades The Houghton Weavers have released over thirty albums, numerous DVDs and have numerous radio and television appearances to their credit, including their own series ‘Sit Thi Deawn’.

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SING-A-LONG-A SOUND OF MUSIC

Show is starting at...14 February 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

The smash-hit musical show that has been all around the world now returns to the UK for the 50th anniversary of the iconic movie. Yes the original Sing-a-long-a show is back. After a four year rest, the spring 2015 tour celebrates the film’s half century giving it a birthday party to remember.

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SING-A-LONG-A-FROZEN

Show is starting at...14 February 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Disney's Frozen gets the full Sing-a-long-a treatment!

Who hasn't been singing Let It Go and wanting to dress up as Elsa!

Join in the full experience with lyrics on screen and sing along with songs from the film.

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MILTON JONES

Show is starting at...18 February 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Yes him with the loud shirts and messed up hair from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and multiple series on Radio 4.

An evening in the company of an idiot. Or is he? Yes he is. Only come if you like jokes though. If not you’ll be cross.

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THE PICTURE OF DOREEN GRAY

Show is starting at...18 February 2015 to 19 February 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Award winning LipService Theatre return to Harrogate Theatre.

Doreen Gray has it all, a drive time radio show, a high ratings lifestyle programme Up Sticks and Away on Even More 4, her famously youthful looks – she ranks up there in the national treasure list alongside Cliff and Lulu. But how does Doreen stay so incredibly young? When Doreen is invited to a school reunion, the headmistress dusts off Doreen’s portrait to reveal a dark and dreadful secret.

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AL MURRAY

Show is starting at...19 February 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Twenty years ago Britain’s favourite publican Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, embarked on his one man mission as the King Cnut of Common Sense, holding back a tide of bottled beer and ninny state nonsense.

To celebrate this milestone join this icon on his new tour with his brand new show One Man, One Guvnor.

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HYENA COMEDY CLUB FEBRUARY 2015

Show is starting at...21 February 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House


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SIMON AMSTELL

Show is starting at...22 February 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Following sold out residencies in New York and London, Simon Amstell embarks on his fourth international stand up tour - ‘to be free’.

Simon (Grandma’s House, Never Mind the Buzzcocks) has won two British Comedy Awards, an RTS Award, a Broadcast Award, a Chortle Award and has been nominated for a BAFTA.

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JEEVES & WOOSTER

Show is starting at...23 February 2015 to 28 February 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

The hit West End comedy is now on tour. This hilarious production layers joy on joy, joke on joke, in a delightful evening of theatrical absurdity featuring P.G. Wodehouse's iconic double act.

"P.G. Wodehouse would have loved this production" Daily Telegraph

STAR CASTING TO BE ANNOUNCED

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RIGOLETTO

Show is starting at...24 February 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

After last year’s season of successful performances of Carmen and La Traviata, The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back with another world-class Opera, Rigoletto - a tragic tale of misunderstanding, revenge and sacrifice.

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LLOYD LANGFORD

Show is starting at...26 February 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

A brand new show about feeling bamboozled by the modern world.

As seen in second-hand shops up and down the country, on Q.I (BBC2) and as heard on The Rhod Gilbert show (BBC Radio Wales) amongst other things.

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RAT PACK LIVE

Show is starting at...27 February 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Featuring all the patter and razzamatazz of the Rat Pack’s infamous live stage show, join the UK’s number one Dean, Sammy and Frank live concert extravaganza. Prepare to experience the definition of cool. Together the talented trio combine superbly, spectacularly, “swingsationally” in Rat Pack Live.

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EDITH IN THE DARK

Show is starting at...06 March 2015 to 15 March 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House


BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

Celebrated children’s author Edith Nesbit escapes her annual Christmas Eve soiree and finds herself in her attic writing room with a young male guest and Biddy Thricefold, her loyal housekeeper.

The trio decide to observe the festive tradition of reading scary stories to help ward off wicked spirits, choosing the stories penned by Nesbit herself. Yet as they breathe life into these terrifying creations, all is not as it seems…

One of the people in the attic is hiding a deadly secret.

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A NIGHT OF DIRTY DANCING

Show is starting at...13 March 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

The whole world loves Dirty Dancing: the 80s box office smash, the first movie to sell 1 million videos, a number one single and album sales of 42 million worldwide, Dirty Dancing is truly iconic entertainment.

Come and experience the brand-new spectacular featuring all the hits from everyone’s favourite dance movie Dirty Dancing in the ultimate tribute show.

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ROGER DAVIES

Show is starting at...14 March 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Like a modern day musical L.S. Lowry, Roger Davies songs inspire, inform and entertain audiences of all ages. As the composer of Huddersfield Town, Brighouse on Saturday Night, The Beerbelly Blues, The Ghost of Lily Fogg and Into the Sun he is becoming one of today’s most engaging singer-songwriters.

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GRETCHEN PETERS

Show is starting at...20 March 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Double Grammy Award nominee and Nashville Songwrtiers Hall of Fame inductee, Gretchen Peters, comes to the Royal Hall to perform a whole host of hits as well as material from her brand new album.

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FAUSTUS

Show is starting at...23 March 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Previously nominated for the Best Group Award in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Faustus brings to the stage three of the leading lights of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson;Carthy, Whapweazel, War Horse), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast).

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THE BOOTLEG BEATLES

Show is starting at...25 March 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

The world's most acclaimed Beatles band, The Bootleg Beatles, return to Harrogate.

They have won over the most-hardened sceptics and drawn critical-acclaim across the globe. And, with a little help from their orchestral ensemble, they even manage to reproduce live on stage songs The Fab Four never actually performed themselves. Every tiny detail is meticulously covered from costumes to authentic period instruments; from their witty 'Scouse' banter to their 'inflection perfect' vocal mimicry.

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HENNING WEHN

Show is starting at...26 March 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

After more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has ‘groan’ to like puns.... though he still couldn't eat a whole one.

Expect a crash course in personal accountability and have a right old laugh at the same time! Wunderbar!

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RONNIE SCOTT'S ALL STARS

Show is starting at...27 March 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Direct from London’s world famous jazz club, Ronnie Scott’s, musical director James Pearson, accompanied by his 'All Stars', take to the stage in Harrogate.

Mixing classic music from the jazz greats who have performed at Ronnie Scott’s - such as Count Basie, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Miles Davis - with tales of old Soho, miscreant musicians, police raids, and the mystery bottle of Mumm Champagne behind the bar - this is unique evening celebrating one of the world's most famous jazz venues, it's music, and it’s history.

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HYENA COMEDY CLUB MARCH 2015

Show is starting at...28 March 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House


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CHRIS & PUI ROADSHOW

Show is starting at...31 March 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

CBeebies’ favourite double act is bringing songs, rhymes, comedy sketches and lots of joining in for all the family.

Easter Holiday Family Fun

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THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED)

Show is starting at...01 April 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

They’ve skewered history, the Bible and the world’s most celebrated playwright, now the Reduced Shakespeare Company tackles the subject it was born to reduce.

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ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER

Show is starting at...02 April 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Following the fantastic sell-out success of Ugly Duckling and Three Little Pigs, Northern Ballet is delighted to announce our latest ballet for children, Elves & the Shoemaker.

Easter Holiday Family Fun

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TIM VINE

Show is starting at...09 April 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

First stand-up tour in 4 years, the punslinger returns with lots of new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing.

WARNING: This show will contain wobbly props, one reference to a panda and a song about getting water in your ear after you've been swimming.

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BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

Show is starting at...22 April 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

From the world's most prestigious mountain film festival comes an evening of extraordinary short films.

Follow the expeditions of some of today's most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe.

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JIMMY CARR

Show is starting at...09 May 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

‘Funny Business’ is Jimmy’s brand new stand up show. Come for the witty and incisive musings on the human condition; stay for the gags.

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THE OCTONAUTS

Show is starting at...17 June 2015 to 18 June 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Get ready to embark on an exciting new mission with the quirky and courageous underwater adventure heroes, The Octonauts!

Visit amazing underwater worlds full of adventure, with surprises around every corner, in this action-packed, musical interactive new stage show.

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THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Show is starting at...19 June 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Award nominated Idle Motion’s stunning piece of theatre tells the untold stories of Bletchley Park and extraordinary genius Alan Turing. An insightful celebration of Britain’s greatest minds and how they saved a nation.

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AGATHA CHRISTIE'S AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

Show is starting at...06 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company AND THEN THERE WERE NONE is revived on stage to follow in the footsteps of the company’s hugely successful tours of Murder on the Nile, Go Back for Murder, and Black Coffee.

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