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GRAND OPENING GALA HIYF 2014

Show is starting at...19 April 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Harrogate International Youth Festival Opening Gala at Harrogate Royal Hall. All seats unreserved.

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HIYF JAZZ AND BIG BAND NIGHT

Show is starting at...20 April 2014

Old Swan Hotel

Harrogate International Youth Festival Jazz and Big - Band Night in the Old Swan Ballroom.

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HIYF TEWITT AND FRIENDS TEA CONCERT

Show is starting at...21 April 2014

Old Swan Hotel

Harrogate International Youth Festival Tewitt and Friends Tea Concert in the Old Swan Ballroom

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HIYF CHORAL AND ORCHESTRAL EVENING

Show is starting at...22 April 2014

Ripon Cathedral

A Harrogate International Youth Festival Choral Orchestral Evening at Ripon Cathedral.

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GRAND FINALE CONCERT HIYF

Show is starting at...23 April 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Harrogate International Youth Festival Grand Finale Concert. This event is unreseved.

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BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL - WORLD TOUR

Show is starting at...24 April 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Attracting sold out audiences across the globe, the world's most prestigious mountain film festival is visiting Harrogate for the first time with a brand new selection of extraordinary short films from the world's leading adventure film makers. Exhilarating and thought provoking, this is a must-see for anyone with a spirit of adventure!


MONTY DON

Show is starting at...25 April 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Monty Don is a renowned gardening writer and BBC television presenter and the nation’s favourite and most respected gardener. Hear him speak about his life and travels visiting gardens all over the world, what really happens behind the scenes when filming, about how he made his own organic garden from a bare field and how understanding and working with nature enriches and empowers us all.

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HYENA COMEDY CLUB APRIL 2014

Show is starting at...26 April 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Now in its eighth year, the Hyena Comedy Club, Harrogate’s longest running monthly funny-fest, continues to be quality Saturday night entertainment, showcasing the very best of the UK comedy circuit’s talent. This excellent line-up show right on your doorstep is the perfect night out for people who like laughing.

Line-up includes: Mick Ferry, George Egg, Phil Wang & Tony Jameson

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SIMON EVANS

Show is starting at...29 April 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

After a total run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2013, Evans is back with more “Sizzlingly entertaining, beautifully crafted, devastatingly funny gags.” The Guardian. Star of Celebrity Mastermind, Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. “A great craftsman of language… an evil delight.” Chortle.

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CRAIG CAMPBELL

Show is starting at...30 April 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Internationally acclaimed Canadian stand-up Craig Campbell brings his highly anticipated new live show to venues nationwide. Craig has supported Frankie Boyle on his last two sell-out national tours, has performed smokin' sets on Dave’s One Night Stand (DAVE), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC One) and has more recently been touring the critically acclaimed 2012 Edinburgh show

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KISSING SID JAMES

Show is starting at...01 May 2014 to 03 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

From the company that brought you Housebound, My Favourite Summer and Like a Virgin comes the funny, heart warming comedy by Robert Farquhar. Eddie, a stationary salesman of some repute, flash car, flash suit, with flash chit chat, meets Crystal the local casino croupier, gorgeous, funny, confident, the girl of his dreams, but a girl with a past! A phone call later he invites her for a getaway break and the two would-be lovers head for a romantic rendezvous in a coastal B and B, where Eddie tries to woo and impress the new love in his life. Will opposites attract and a love life blossom, or will it be a wet weekend, with no candy floss and love hearts. A romantic comedy with loads of laughter and romance thrown in, and with Sean Connery, Karaoke and Scrabble, this makes for a weekend to remember.

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GREASE DUO SUMMER NIGHTS TRIBUTE NIGHT

Show is starting at...03 May 2014

3 course meal plus entertainment. Last booking through Harrogate Box Office 30th April. After this date please call the Cairn Hotel directly.

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THE CHAIRMANS CHARITY CONCERT

Show is starting at...03 May 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

A celebration of the arrival of the Tour de France in Harrogate in music and entertainment from North Yorkshire and France A first class matinée of entertainment including: The Band of the Royal Armoured Corps Rock Up and Sing Selby College Singers Kate McLaren - Internationally acclaimed Opera Singer Michael Dodd - Internationally acclaimed euphonium soloist St Cuthberts and Dacre Braithwaithe School Band Sophie Reed and Joy Sutcliffe - runner-up in the BBC Young Chorister of the Year Compered by Paul Dutton

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PAUL CHOWDHRY 14

Show is starting at...04 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

The host of Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week and star of BBC1's Live at the Apollo Paul Chowdhry is back with his biggest tour to date. The Lafta funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles everything borderline within the human psyche. Why is one person's offensive behaviour considered humorous by others? His initials might be PC, but the relentless world he lives in definitely isn't. Why is one person's offensive behaviour considered humorous by others? Chowdhry addresses this issue as well as tackling such diverse subjects as the art of attracting women, jokes cut from his TV appearances, non-existent customer services and the now infamous 1980s in his own inimitable, uncompromising style. It’s time to enter PC’s World.

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MARK THOMAS 100 ACTS OF MINOR DISSENT

Show is starting at...07 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Mark Thomas is well versed in the art of creative mayhem and over the years his troublemaking has changed laws, cost companies millions and annoyed those who most deserved to be. Now he returns to what he does best, mischief- joyously bad behaviour with a purpose.

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ROBERT CRAY

Show is starting at...08 May 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Robert Cray Band returns to the UK, to celebrate their 40th Anniversary!

For forty years Robert Cray has laid down track after track of good-time, uptown, low-down blues. He's won five Grammy's and been nominated for 11 more.

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THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

Show is starting at...08 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Figaro is a wonderful opera, Mozart's most famous, and the music is incredible! Swansea City Opera are known throughout the UK for their sparkling performances of comic opera and their Figaro will be no exception.

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JOSH WIDDICOMBE

Show is starting at...09 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Star of Channel 4’s ‘The Last Leg’ BBC1’s ‘Live At The Apollo’ and ‘Mock The Week’, Josh Widdicombe returns to the road this autumn touring his brand new show ‘Incidentally...’ The last twelve months have been incredible for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee 2011 Josh Widdicombe, with the hit Channel 4 show ‘The Last Leg’ being commissioned for two series after its success during the Paralympics Games.

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SPIERS AND BODEN

Show is starting at...10 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Following on from an incredibly successful tenth anniversary tour including a special birthday party bash at Shepherds Bush Empire, the top traditional music duo on the scene continue their journey into the exciting nether-regions of traditional folk music.

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GRUMPY OLD WOMEN

Show is starting at...12 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Return of The Grumpy Old Women- Fifty Shades Of Beige By popular demand the Grumpies are back to knock some sense into the nation. Perrier Award-winning comedian, writer and original star of Grumpy Old Women Jenny Eclair will be joined by fellow recruits Susie Blake (Mrs Brown's Boys BBC One, Coronation Street, ITV1) and actress and singer Kate Robbins (Where The Heart Is ITV1, Casualty BBC One) in this brand spanking new show.

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LIAM WILLIAMS

Show is starting at...12 May 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Lyrical anti-lad LIAM WILLIAMS snarls out his sulky debut. An hour of soul-smithied jokes and negative energy. May he keep his demons and his eczema at bay. Liam, EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD BEST NEWCOMER NOMINEE and 'the most exciting act from this year's Edinburgh Fringe' (Guardian), embarks on his debut national tour following a widely-acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe and a sold out London transfer.

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AN AFTERNOON WITH BRIAN DANIELS

Show is starting at...13 May 2014

The Duchy Room

For 14 years Brian was the Artistic Director of the prestigious New End Theatre, London together with the Shaw Theatre and New Players Theatre in the West End. He has worked with numerous stars of stage and screen and produced more than 200 new plays and shows at numerous theatres including the London Palladium. He is a successful playwright and worked with Kay Mellor to produce her first feature film 'Fanny and Elvis'. He has been a frequent lecturer on cruise ships - on Tuesday 13th May he is sharing experiences with the Friends of Harrogate Theatre.

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WAR CORRESPONDENTS

Show is starting at...14 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Whilst reporting the outbreak of war, a journalist is held at gunpoint, caught in the no-man’s land between two nations.

Testimonies, music and physicality fuse into a powerful, multi-disciplined song cycle performance which depicts the extraordinary stories and life changing experiences of war journalists - men and women who risk their lives in extreme circumstances.

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COUNTERFEIT STONES

Show is starting at...15 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Why pay a fortune to slip around in the mud of Glastonbury when for a fraction of the price you can experience the faking brilliance of the Counterfeit Stones. Their latest shakedown, LET’S PRETEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER promises a night of pure, unadulterated Xerox-rock. For 23 years these pie-eyed pipers have delivered the best Rolling Stones’ “rusical ” on the circuit. Packed with big hits, outrageous fashion, vintage guitars and a huge dollop of “Spinal Tap” humour, it’s SATIS-FICTION guaranteed. So “Come On” and Get Yer Doo Dahs Out !

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CHOOSE YOUR OWN DOCUMENTARY

Show is starting at...16 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

A found diary, a film crew and an incredible true story. Inspired by the Choose Your Own Adventure books of the 1980s, you determine Nathan’s fate in a unique and compelling interactive experience - part stand-up storytelling, part film documentary.

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MAGIC OF MOTOWN

Show is starting at...16 May 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Oooh ooh. . . celebrating 50 years of UK No1 hit singles, for one night only The Magic of Motown hits town. This all-new, all-star 2014 spectacular features more No1 hits than ever before, starring the music of the Temptations, Supremes, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie and more and marks the official arrival of Motown style, sophistication and musical brilliance to these shores.

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NORTHERN MAGIC CIRCLE PRESENTS CHILDREN'S SHOWTIME

Show is starting at...17 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Jeani and Clivo our award winning pair of clowns will be your hosts for a colourful show blending magic and laughter in an incredible afternoon of fun.

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NORTHERN MAGIC CIRCLE PRESENTS THE STARS OF MAGIC SHOW

Show is starting at...18 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Your host for the evening will be John Archer, Star of Bafta awarding winning T.V. series ‘Help My Supply Teacher is Magic’. He's won 'The Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year', and was the first magician to fool Penn and Teller on the hit ITV series. He will be introducing: The Northern Magic Circle Dancers.

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HMS PINAFORE PRESENTED BY HARROGATE GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY

Show is starting at...21 May 2014 to 24 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

‘Anchors Aweigh’ as H.M.S Pinafore sets sail this May, sure to be a splash hit for the award-winning Harrogate Gilbert and Sullivan Society. It was G&S’s first blockbuster, loved for its gleefully entertaining storyline and saucy satire. Filled with memorable melodies ‘Pinafore’ is great entertainment for young and old.

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THE LOVE PROJECT

Show is starting at...23 May 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Following on from a hugely successful Edinburgh debut, award-winning company Every Day presents its verbatim piece on the subject of love.

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ERNEST AND THE PALE MOON

Show is starting at...27 May 2014 to 28 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock, Ernest and the Pale Moon, is a spine-chilling tale of obsession and murder from the team behind the multi award winning show ‘The Trench’, ‘The Terrible Infants’ and ‘The Vaudevillains.’

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THE WORRIED WALRUS

Show is starting at...27 May 2014 to 29 May 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

It’s time for the Annual Animal Beauty Contest! This year’s contestants include Terry the Tree Frog, Randy the Panda, Mary-Rose the beautiful flamingo and a brand-new, first-time competitor… Wendy the Walrus! Wendy has had her bath, exfoliated her skin and polished her tusks but what happens when the other animals boo her off-stage? Join Wendy on her magical journey to the bottom of the ocean where she makes some unlikely new friends who help her to re-think what real beauty is… Performed alongside live original music and song, this spectacular puppet show has been made for all big kids over 3 who love an even bigger adventure! On previous show ‘The Trick’

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SCIENCE MUSEUM LIVE: THE ENERGY SHOW

Show is starting at...29 May 2014 to 30 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Science Museum Live presents The Energy Show: explosive family theatre for curious minds. Methane bubbles are set alight to make fireballs, liquid nitrogen freezes flowers, hydrogen balloons explode and rockets are fired into the audience. Stand well back and cover your ears – theatre just got dangerously exciting!

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HYENA COMEDY CLUB MAY 2014

Show is starting at...31 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Now in its eighth year, the Hyena Comedy Club, Harrogate’s longest running monthly funny-fest, continues to be quality Saturday night entertainment, showcasing the very best of the UK comedy circuit’s talent. This excellent line-up show right on your doorstep is the perfect night out for people who like laughing.

Line-up includes: Steve Shanyaski and Mickey Sharma

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THEA GILMORE

Show is starting at...01 June 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Thea Gilmore is set to follow the success of her acclaimed UK Top 40 new album Regardless, two Radio 2 playlisted hit singles and a sell-out UK tour, with the release of a new single ‘Beautiful Day’ on November 4. Taken from Regardless ­– where the track is titled ‘This Is How You Find The Way’ – ‘Beautiful Day’ will be accompanied by a UK tour through November and December, including a soon to be announced London show. Regardless is Thea Gilmore’s 14th album and the biggest of her career; a Radio 2 Album of the Week, it features a Radio 2 Single of the Week and two Radio 2 playlisted singles.

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BILLY OCEAN

Show is starting at...03 June 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Gold and platinum records are ten-a-penny round at Billy Ocean’s house, who has sold more than 30 million recordsin his lifetime. The Trinidad-born star scored massive hits inthe 1970s and 80s with stone-cold classics including RedLight Spells Danger and When The Going Gets Tough (TheTough Get Going). His blend of calypso beats and smoothsoul vocals have bagged him a Grammy as well as adevoted fan-base. After a two-decade hiatus, Billy Oceanis back playing all the hits with his amazing band.

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AN ICY MAN

Show is starting at...05 June 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Part of Harrogate Theatre's 2s Company Festival

On a winter’s night, a woman goes out walking in the snow and encounters a stranger in a frozen field. The next morning she wakes up and finds that everything has changed...

An Icy Man draws on northern folklore, myths and legends.

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LOUNGE GIGS

Show is starting at...05 June 2014 to 07 June 2014

Part of Harrogate Theatre's 2s Company Festival

As heard on BBC Radio 4‘s ‘Loose Ends’, Tom Adams spins tender, funny, uplifting songs in your lounge or place of work to as many people as can fit in the room.

Part gig, part theatrical storytelling, all entertainment!

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When We Are Married

WHEN WE ARE MARRIED

Show is starting at...05 June 2014 to 07 June 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Presented by Harrogate Dramatic Society HDS are pleased to present a revival of Priestley’s classic Yorkshire comedy which concerns three couples whose silver wedding celebrations are interrupted by information that they are not legally married. This shock leads to some very funny and touching scenes on the joys and the heartaches of marital bliss.

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I WISH I WAS LONELY

Show is starting at...06 June 2014 to 07 June 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Part of Harrogate Theatre's 2s Company Festival

I Wish I Was Lonely is a participatory show about contactability. A show in which the audience commit to leaving their phones on. A show investigating what it means to participate in communication – or not. There will be poems, there will be stories and there will be conversation.

I Wish I Was Lonely is the new show from Fringe-First winners Hannah Jane Walker (This is Just To Say from last year's 2s Company Festival) and Chris Thorpe (following 2011’s The Oh F*ck Moment) that asks how much of ourselves we've given up to the new Gods in our pockets.

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LE GRAND VOYAGE

Show is starting at...06 June 2014 to 07 June 2014

Presented by Harrogate Theatre & Il Pixel Rosso

Part of Harrogate Theatre's 2’s Company Festival

Part of Yorkshire Festival 2014: 100 days of art and culture in the lead up to the Grand Deapart of the Tour De France arriving in Yorkshire


An exceptional and unforgettable theatrical experience that puts participants into the heart of the Tour de France like no other.

Video goggles and headphones mean you become the star of your own Tour de France as you’re immersed into the race via film and audio instruction.

Though you start out on the right track, you’ll take a wrong turn, ending up on a fantastical voyage. It’s the Tour de France meets Wacky Races via the opening credits of Police Squad!.

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GALA SUMMER CONCERT WITH PROMS: TOUR DE FRANCE

Show is starting at...07 June 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Harrogate Symphony Orchestra Concert with proms celebrating Tour de France. Fabulous programme to celebrate Le Tour Grand Depart, includes British & French National Anthems, Copeland: Fanfare for the Common Man, Offenbach: The Can Can, Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries, Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance, Wood & Sergeant Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Parry: Jerusalem, plus much, much more.

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HURTLING

Show is starting at...07 June 2014

Part of Harrogate Theatre's 2s Company Festival

Hurtling is an outdoor performance for one on the roof of Harrogate Theatre, with a cassette player and headphones. It’s a glimpse of fleeting moments as they zoom past; an attempt to grasp at a slippery present.

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OKLAHOMA! - HARROGATE OPERATIC PLAYERS

Show is starting at...11 June 2014 to 14 June 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Harrogate Operatic Players celebrates its 90th anniversary with this popular, toe-tapping show. Based on Lynn Riggs’ 1931 play Green Grow the Lilacs, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first musical is the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farmgirl Laurey Williams and features well-loved classics such as Oh What A Beautiful Morning, I Can’t Say No and, of course, the show’s rollicking title song.

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A NIGHT AT THE OPERA

Show is starting at...14 June 2014

Crown Hotel

Led by John Cunningham, the cream of the UK’s opera singing crop perform some of the genre’s finest arias in an event to tickle the tastebuds as well as amuse the ears. The night begins with a cocktail reception, followed by a three-course opera-inspired meal. In aid of the Harrogate Theatre Restoration Fund.

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YORKSHIRE'S FINEST - HCS WITH BRIGHOUSE AND RASTRICK BRASS BAND

Show is starting at...14 June 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Priority booking is available for friends of HCS – for more information about HCS friends please see our website www.harrogatechoral.org.uk. The title Yorkshire’s Finest really describes the concert – a combination of an award winning band and a thriving choral society regularly in receipt of excellent reviews.

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RANULPH FIENNES - LIVING DANGEROUSLY

Show is starting at...16 June 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Sir Ranulph Fiennes talks about his lifetime of record-breaking expeditions from the first hovercraft expedition up the Nile and the discovery of the Lost City of Ubar, through to his 52,000 mile circumnavigation of the world via both poles and his 2013 expedition to attempt the first ever trans-Antarctic winter crossing.

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THE MOUSETRAP

Show is starting at...16 June 2014 to 21 June 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre - with over 25,000 performances it’s a play to be proud of. And to celebrate 60 incredible years on stage, it’s going on tour, with a star cast to give you an opportunity to see this masterpiece here at Harrogate Theatre.

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I'll Be Back Before Midnight

I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT

Show is starting at...19 June 2014 to 21 June 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Peter Colley’s award winning thriller is a chilling mixture of suspense, shocks and a hint of comedy. Jan and Greg move into an isolated farmhouse. Soon a nightmare of frightening occurrences begins, flickering lights, blood on the floor, hands at the window...culminating in a thrilling ending which will leave you gasping!

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BEYONCE/RHIANNA TRIBUTE NIGHT

Show is starting at...21 June 2014

Enjoy a three course meal followed by Coffee and entertainment at the Cairn Hotel Last booking through Harrogate Box Office 18th June. After this date please call the Cairn Hotel directly on 01423 504005.

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LIFE CYCLE

Show is starting at...24 June 2014 to 25 June 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Adam Sunderland, is a cycling obsessive. For the last three years he has not missed a single televised live race. Son of a three-time Veteran World Champion Cyclist, his youth was mis-spent at the spokes of many professional riders and as a mechanic for several professional mountain bike teams. This production is a realisation of a life-long love of all things pedal-powered, and a touching story as one racing-cyclist recounts a life in lycra.

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THE BOOK

Show is starting at...24 June 2014 to 25 June 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Three incredible journeys, one amazing book. The Book is the new play by Yorkshire based theatre company Flying Cloud. With Flying Cloud’s signature style of new writing, movement, live music and projections, The Book invites you on an intrepid journey of dreams, identity and freedom.

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PAST MASTERS MIDSUMMER JUKEBOX CONCERT

Show is starting at...26 June 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

The vibrant and ground breaking sounds of the 50’s and 60’s live on! Come and revisit that exuberant era. Experience once again your favourite songs played by award winning Past Masters, a band composed of guys who were there, and who played with the stars on record and TV. Spine chillingly authentic, foot tapping, aisle jigging nostalgia – don’t miss it! Relive that fantastic era with live authentic music from the 50’s and 60’s, played by guys who were there.

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SURFIN' USA

Show is starting at...27 June 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Surfin’ USA, starring BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and ITV’s Stepping Out lead singer, Chris Madin. Backed by an incredible live band complete with horn section, are proud to pay tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time, The Beach Boys.

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FAWLTY TOWERS - THE DINNER SHOW

Show is starting at...28 June 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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HYENA COMEDY CLUB JUNE 2014

Show is starting at...28 June 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Now in its eighth year, the Hyena Comedy Club, Harrogate’s longest running monthly funny-fest, continues to be quality Saturday night entertainment, showcasing the very best of the UK comedy circuit’s talent. This excellent line-up show right on your doorstep is the perfect night out for people who like laughing.

Line up includes Carl Donnelly, Rob Rouse & Andre Vincent

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LOST BOY RACER

Show is starting at...02 July 2014 to 04 July 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

In celebration of the Tour de France Grand Depart 2014.

Lost Boy Racer is a quirky northern comedy-drama with a touch of blood-sweat-and-tears, a large dose of cycling wisdom lubricated with fun and hi-jinx, some off-the-wall bike antics and a love story of sorts…

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'ALLO 'ALLO THE DINNER SHOW

Show is starting at...04 July 2014 to 05 July 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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LA GRAND VISITE

Show is starting at...05 July 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Punk poet extraordinaire John Cooper Clarke headlines and Johnny Green, former tour manager of The Clash, hosts this excellent evening of spoken word and poetry loosely themed around the Tour de France.

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LE GRAND VOYAGE DU GRAND DEPART

Show is starting at...05 July 2014 to 06 July 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Presented by Harrogate Theatre & Il Pixel Rosso

Part of Yorkshire Festival 2014: 100 days of art and culture in the lead up to the Grand Deapart of the Tour De France arriving in Yorkshire


An exceptional and unforgettable theatrical experience that puts participants into the heart of the Tour de France like no other.

Video goggles and headphones mean you become the star of your own Tour de France as you’re immersed into the race via film and audio instruction.

Though you start out on the right track, you’ll take a wrong turn, ending up on a fantastical voyage. It’s the Tour de France meets Wacky Races via the opening credits of Police Squad!.

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TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA

Show is starting at...07 July 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Phil Fryer returns with a thrilling tribute to ol’ blue eyes himself. Accompanied by his band, Phil transports you through the years of Sinatra’s classic swing and love songs.

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SING-A-LONG-A-GREASE

Show is starting at...10 July 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

From the Producers of the smash hit Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music. This fully interactive screening of the classic film with on-screen subtitles is “The one that you want”. The host will lead a vocal warm up judge a fancy dress competition and show you how to use your free goody bag it couldn’t be easier or more fun!

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JASON MANFORD FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS

Show is starting at...11 July 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Everybody’s favourite northern comedian, Jason Manford, has announced a brand new tour for 2013. The show promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, comic misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit.

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ALI COOK - THE ART OF ASTONISHMENT

Show is starting at...17 July 2014 to 18 July 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

As well as escapology, Cook does jaw-dropping Derren Brown-style mind-reading feats, fabulously dexterous close-up magic, gruesome gross-out pranks and magic tricks the like of which you’ve never seen before. Suitable for 12+

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FLASH MOB

Show is starting at...21 July 2014 to 22 July 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

If you love dance, then this is a show you cannot miss! See the stars of TV dance shows headlined by the spectacular Kevin Clifton (Kevin from Grimsby) and Karen Hauer, from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, World Street Dance champions Flawless from Britain’s Got Talent, as well as Olivier nominated Tommy Franzen (BBC1 So You Think You Can Dance) contemporary duo Alleviate and Irish fusion duo Brosena from Sky 1’s Got To Dance.

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GORDIE MACKEEMAN & HIS RHYTHM BOYS

Show is starting at...21 July 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Hailing from Prince Edward Island, the award-winning Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys serve up old-time roots music with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar.

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THE TWIST 2014

Show is starting at...25 July 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

The Twist is back by VERY popular demand... and it’s the 2014 Show, with new songs, characters and laughter. Love 50’s and 60’s music performed to the highest standard?.. you will love THE TWIST. Set in an American Diner, It’s a show packed with incredible tributes to the greatest stars of the 50’s and 60’s. Elvis, Dusty, The Beatles, Buddy, The Beach Boys and many more. A critically acclaimed live band plus fun and laughter makes this the ultimate feelgood show.

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HYENA COMEDY CLUB JULY 2014

Show is starting at...26 July 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Now in its eighth year, the Hyena Comedy Club, Harrogate’s longest running monthly funny-fest, continues to be quality Saturday night entertainment, showcasing the very best of the UK comedy circuit’s talent. This excellent line-up show right on your doorstep is the perfect night out for people who like laughing.

Line up includes Justin Moorhouse & Jonathan Mayor

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THE PANTALOONS' HISTORY OF BRITAIN

Show is starting at...29 July 2014

RHS Harlow Carr

Mud, blood and stiff upper-lips! It's the History of Britain as you've never seen it before. Join the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company for a breathless race through the centuries in this delightfully inventive open-air show. Harold II and William the Conqueror don't see eye to eye. Henry VIII decides five marriages just isn't enough. Queen Victoria is most certainly not amused. This historitcally hysterical show is packed with songs, sketches and silliness and is suitable for all ages.

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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

Oxbridge 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.

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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.


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 youdon’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!


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




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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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.


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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TED & CO-THE DINNER SHOW

Show is starting at...28 August 2014

Fresh from the success of Fawlty Towers, The Dinner Show & Allo Allo, Le Dinner Show comes the Laughlines smash hit comedy treat Ted & Co, The Dinner Show. Ahh, Go on, Go on, Go on, Go on! A parody to the cult TV classic Father Ted, the unique and interactive comedy dining experience ‘Ted & Co – The Dinner Show’ debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival selling out every show and picking up five star audience reviews, thanks to an evening of high-energy improvisation, audience participation and perfect comic timing. In 2012 the show enjoyed a successful 26 date tour of Ireland in which it gained critical acclaim from National Irish Broadcaster RTE Radio 1.

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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”


ORCHESTRA OF OPERA NORTH UNRESERVED SEATS

Show is starting at...06 September 2014

Ripon Cathedral

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THE HALLE - RIPON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Show is starting at...14 September 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

Tickets on sale from 5th May 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

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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BOUNCERS

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

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Reform Theatre Company returns with John Godber's outrageous comedy. All the gang are out on the town, the boys, the girls, all under the watchful eyes of the Bouncers, the original men in black. Book soon because if your name's not down then you're not coming in.

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THE HOLLIES 2014

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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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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TOM STADE DECISIONS DECISIONS

Show is starting at...07 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

PART OF HARROThe free-thinking philosopher returns to ponder timeless questions and reflect upon life’s choices and decisions. He’s recently stormed BBC One’s Live at the Apollo and Ch4’s Comedy Gala at London’s O2 Arena; and performed to sell-out audiences at the Melbourne and Edinburgh Comedy Festivals, catch this exuberant and spellbinding talent as he continues his assault on the global comedy scene. Incisive comedy with the usual sprinkling of Stade magic and expertly-crafted mayhem. A true master of his craft.

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 - RESONSIBILLINESS

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

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PETE FIRMAN TRICKSTER

Show is starting at...09 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

After sell-out performances in 2013,'the UK's leading comedy magician'(Time Out) returns with an astonishing new show. Seen on BBC2's 'The Sarah Millican Television Programme', C4's 'Comedy Mash-Up' and star of BBC1's 'The Magicians'. Expect Pete's trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic. This is a show not to be missed! 'The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century.' The Times

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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JASON BYRNE IN YOU NAME THE SHOW

Show is starting at...10 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Its January and I’m asked as I’m asked each year “what’s the name of your show Jason?” I ask do you mean the one that will be on in august and by the time I get there my show content will have changed at least 546 times? Yes they say. So I’ve asking the audiences to name the show, and that’s exactly what they’ll do over the course of the year, the best name will win £500, there will be a leader board on stage each night and by the end of the tour my show will have a name, thanks to you lot.

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. Previous live shows have sold out in London, Edinburgh and Melbourne, and now the boys are ready to sell out all over again with their absurd, anarchic and unpredictable tapas of character comedy.

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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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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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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ROSS NOBLE

Show is starting at...15 October 2014

Harrogate Royal Hall

TICKETS ON SALE FROM 10AM, 8TH NOVEMBER Following 14 sell-out tours, the king of improvisational comedy is back with another mind-blowing UK tour. 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. The master surrealist uses an infinite imagination and plenty of tomfoolery, which is sure to have audiences in fits of laughter.

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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JAMES ACASTER - RECOGNISE

Show is starting at...16 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

P Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee 2012 & 2013. 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. As seen on Nevermind the Buzzcocks and 8 Out of 10 Cats. Heard on James Acaster’s Findings (Radio 4) and The Josh Widdicombe Show (XFM)

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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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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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 2014

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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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 (IL MUNDO DELLA LUNA)

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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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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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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JOOLS HOLLAND AND HIS RHYTHM AND BLUES ORCHESTRA

Show is starting at...22 November 2014

Harrogate International Centre

On sale from 7th February 10am

Jools Holland will be bringing the greatest boogie-woogie party around the UK once again with his annual autumn / winter tour. The piano master will be coming to 26 venues, covering 32 dates across the UK&Ireland, kicking off in Dublin on Friday 17th October, with the customary two dates at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Soul sensation Joss Stone, British icon Marc Almond and Rumer, singer/songrwriter and vocalist extraordinaire, will be joining Jools and his much loved Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on selected dates. The special guest will be Marc Almond.

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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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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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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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THE WHITE ROSE PLAYERS BOOK

Show is starting at...14 December 2014

A brand new book that has just been published detailing the history of The White Rose Players. Full of stories and anecdotes from the first fifteen years of the Players time in Harrogate this is one of the most comprehensive look at this influential period of the Theatre’s history. If you would like to purchase a copy of this book please call 01423 502116


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’.


RAT PACK LIVE

Show is starting at...27 February 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

They were the definition of cool during their Fifties and Sixties Vegas heyday – Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr and Frank Sinatra. Combining the full sound of big band swing with charisma, panache and swagger, the trio – collectively known as The Rat Pack – had attitude to spare. Join the UK’s best Rat Pack concert show. . .

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A NIGHT OF DIRTY DANCING

Show is starting at...13 March 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

It’s the sexiest song and dance sensation of 2015, presented by an all-star cast. Celebrated film Dirty Dancing boasted the greatest movie soundtrack of all time. All the hits are superbly performed in this fast-moving, slickly-choreographed theatrical treat including: She’s Like the Wind, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Be My Baby, Hungry Eyes and, of course, the Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.

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JIMMY CARR - FUNNY BUSINESS

Show is starting at...09 May 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Tickets available from 4th October 2013

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