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IN SEARCH OF ADVENTURE - A PROMENADE PERFORMANCE

Show is starting at...30 June 2015 to 01 July 2015

This summer term the 12-14 years Harrogate Youth Theatre groups devise a performance inspired by Jules Verne’s classic novel ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea’. They will take you on an immersive nautical adventure from dry land to the very depths of the sea.

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THE OVERTONES

Show is starting at...30 June 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

After three consecutive Top 5 albums, 750,000 sales and three sold-out headline tours, The Overtones continue to reboot classic sounds for contemporary audiences

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ROY ORBISON AND FRIENDS

Show is starting at...02 July 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Barry Steele is widely recognised as one of the world's leading tributes to music legend Roy Orbison. He's stunned audiences across the globe with his uncanny visual similarity and his ability to authentically revive the exquisite toe-tapping sound of this music giant. Using original film footage and backed by his fabulous band, this celebration of Roy Orbison's music is quite simply unmissable. Joining Barry on stage is the phenomenal Paul Molloy as a young Elvis and electrically charged Boogie Williams as Jerry Lee Lewis. Book your ticket now to see this incredible fusion of Rock n roll and contemporary musical genius recreated on stage!

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STACEY KENT

Show is starting at...03 July 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Acclaimed, American, Grammy-nominated vocalist, Stacey Kent, appears at Harrogate Theatre as part of a very limited series of UK concert dates. After a year of sell-out shows across 5 continents and 30 countries, celebrating the release of her acclaimed album, The Changing Lights, Grammy Nominated, Platinum-selling singer, Stacey Kent and her band return to Harrogate Theatre with a fresh programme of standards, Bossa Novas and originals from the pens of husband and saxophonist, Jim Tomlinson, and the acclaimed novelist, Kazuo Ishiguro.

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SING-A-LONG-A-FROZEN

Show is starting at...04 July 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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WOW! THAT'S WHAT WE CALL ROCK UP AND SING

Show is starting at...04 July 2015

Harrogate International Centre

300 voices from the combined Rock Up and Sing! choirs in Harrogate and Skipton are excited to perform in this fantastic show for all the family - ‘Wow – That’s What We Call Rock Up and Sing!’. With a new repertoire of hits such as Uptown Funk, Mr Blue Sky, Don’t Stop Me Now, Dancing in the Street and many more, the choirs will be joined on stage by the Katrina Hughes Dancers, and a live band. Rock Up and Sing will be supporting Young Carers – part of the Yorkshire based charity Carers’ Resource.

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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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GYLES BRANDRETH

Show is starting at...13 July 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Language is power. Words are magic. Join Edinburgh Fringe award winner Gyles – wit and word-meister, former MP and Government Whip, Just A Minute regular, One Show reporter, QI, Room 101, Have I Got News For You and Countdown survivor - on an amazing, amusing and unexpected magic carpet ride around the awesome world of words. Whether it’s global domination you’re after – or getting your leg-over on a Friday night without sounding like a sexist pig – you need the right words for the job. Discover them right here.

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COME AND GO & PLAY

Show is starting at...15 July 2015 to 18 July 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

6:12 presents a double bill of plays by Samuel Beckett. Three women share secrets and remembrances; andthree people share thoughts about their relationships.Beckett’s plays challenge audiences and actors alike inthese two abstract dramas.Ticket PricesMain House

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GERMAINE GREER 'THE DISAPPEARING WOMAN'

Show is starting at...16 July 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

A candid, enlightening and highly entertaining evening with controversial agenda-setting author, acclaimed academic, outspoken broadcaster, feminist icon and public figure Germaine Greer.

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ELVIS THAT'S THE WAY IT WAS

Show is starting at...17 July 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

A theatre show that uniquely represents the original songs featured in 4 landmark performances in Elvis’s career. From the ‘68 Comeback Special’ to the one off ‘69 Las Vegas Hilton’ performance, ‘Aloha from Hawaii’ to the famous television Rocumentary ‘That’s The Way It Is’. With almost 40 songs spanning over four Elvis’ era’s there is something for every Elvis fan. It really is Elvis at his best, best, best, best! And if that is not enough, the show finishes in full Elvis party mode.

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GREASE THE MUSICAL - PRESENTED BY UPSTAGE ACADEMY

Show is starting at...18 July 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

On sale from 1st May

Upstage Academy invites you to take a trip back to the hip swiveling, hand jiving, rock and roll days of the 50’s; with their very own production of the Number One smash hit musical Grease!

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RICHARD II

Show is starting at...19 July 2015

This summer, Bronzehead Theatre bring Shakespeare's play of power and pride to the Valley Gardens. As England rises in rebellion, we turn spades and pruning hooks to swords and spears. Bring a picnic and a drink, and experience Richard's fall as the sun ebbs away.

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PONGO'S PARTY

Show is starting at...23 July 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

With CBeebies’ Justin Fletcher and Nicole Davis as the voices of Pongo the Pig and Molly-Moo the Cow! Today is the day that Pongo the Pig has been waiting for - that's right, it's his birthday! He's been dropping hints to his friends all year, so is looking forward to a fantastic party... but the trouble is, nobody seems to remember!

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THE TWIST 2015

Show is starting at...24 July 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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 feel good show.

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HYENA COMEDY CLUB JULY 2015

Show is starting at...25 July 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Now in its ninth 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.

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THE GONDOLIERS- NATIONAL G & S OPERA COMPANY

Show is starting at...01 August 2015

Harrogate International Centre

The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company open the 22nd International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival with a sparkling new production of The Gondoliers. This is a visually stunning show with toe-tapping tunes and glorious, lively dances and has proved to be one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most enduring successes.

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HMS PINAFORE - NATIONAL G & S OPERA COMPANY

Show is starting at...02 August 2015

Harrogate International Centre

Back by popular demand! This outstanding show, directed by John Savournin makes a welcome return to Harrogate. 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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THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE - EDINBURGH G & S SOCIETY

Show is starting at...03 August 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Look out for a swashbuckling performance from festival favourites Edinburgh G&S Society with their new production of The Pirates of Penzance.

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RUDDIGORE - GROSVENOR LIGHT OPERA COMPANY

Show is starting at...04 August 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Ruddigore or 'The Witch’s Curse' is one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s lesser-known works but one that every G&S fan should certainly see. Grosvenor Light Opera Company are competing for this year’s International Festival Champion’s Trophy and audiences will be treated to a top-notch performance.

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EDITH IN THE DARK

Show is starting at...05 August 2015 to 30 August 2015

Harrogate Theatre is touring its highly acclaimed production of Edith in the Dark to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Celebrated children's author Edith Nesbit unleashes her ghostly Tales of Terror on an unsuspecting party guest. But all is not what it seems in this thrilling new drama by Fringe First award-winning Philip Meeks. 'Highly original' Guardian


THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD - PEAK OPERA

Show is starting at...05 August 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

The Yeomen of the Guard is set in the Tower of London. Colonel Fairfax, a gentleman, soldier and scientist, is wrongly accused of sorcery, imprisoned in the Tower of London and sentenced to be beheaded within the hour. To avoid leaving his estate to his accuser he secretly marries strolling gypsy,

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THE GONDOLIERS - SOUTH ANGLIAN SAVOY PLAYERS

Show is starting at...06 August 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Sullivan’s sparkling music and Gilbert’s delicious wit combine all the right ingredients for a stunning show. South Anglia Savoy Players opened the first festival in Buxton in 1994 and have performed at every Festival since winning the coveted International Trophy five times.

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WSTS

WHO SHOT THE SHERIFF?

Show is starting at...06 August 2015 to 08 August 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Thwish...thunk! The Sheriff of Nottingham has been shot. And so begins this whodunnit from Harrogate Youth Theatre, with all your favourite characters from the tales of Robin Hood and his friends before they were famous. Join Maid Maraian, Tuck, little John and many more for an action-packed adventure of good versus evil this summer.

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HMS PINAFORE - WWOS

Show is starting at...07 August 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

WWOS were Runners-up in 2013 and the International Champions in 2014. You just know this show is going to be a cracker. Come aboard the HMS Pinafore with this lively group from West Wickham and you can be sure you will leave theatre with a smile on your face and a skip in your step!

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RUDDIGORE - CHARLES COURT OPERA

Show is starting at...08 August 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Following their smash-hit success with a take on Patience, Charles Court Opera are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a brand new production of Ruddigore. Ruddigore is a spooky spoof on melodrama, with mad damsels, moustachioed villains and a gallery of deceased ancestors and it’s be given a spark of electricity and plenty of punch in the way that only CCO can do.

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PATIENCE - BLUE HILL TROUP

Show is starting at...09 August 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

The Blue Hill Troupe from New York City mount a full-scale Gilbert & Sullivan production each spring in the 'Big Apple'. We are delighted to welcome these talented performers to Harrogate with their new production of Patience set in the American Southwest in 1957.

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THE MIKADO - CAPE TOWN G & S SOCIETY

Show is starting at...10 August 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Tonight is the third occasion that the Festival has had the pleasure of welcoming the Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society, travelling all the way from South Africa. They are sure of a warm welcome from enthusiasts who certainly enjoyed their previous visits.

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YEOMEN OF THE GUARD - BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY G & S SOCIETY

Show is starting at...10 August 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

The Yeomen of the Guard is deeper and darker than the usual comic Gilbert & Sullivan operas and is perhaps the most emotionally engaging of the canon. Many consider the score to be Sullivan’s finest.

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IOLANTHE - INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY PRODUCTION

Show is starting at...11 August 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

This production enables students from universities to take part and be at the heart of what is the most exciting Gilbert and Sullivan programme anywhere in the world. Directed by Festival Chairman, Ian Smith, this will be a traditional production of one the most popular G&S operas.

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THE GRAND DUKE - CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY G & S SOCIETY

Show is starting at...11 August 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

The Grand Duke was the last of the Savoy operas to be written and is great fun. Sullivan's varied score includes lilting Viennese waltz music.

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PATIENCE - MANCHESTER UNIVERSITIES G & S SOCIETY

Show is starting at...12 August 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

With its foppish poets, lovesick maidens, beautiful tunes and mesmerising wit, this rip-roaring riot of love will enchant and amuse. Premiering in 1881, Patience portrays the absurdity of love and the over-the-top aspects of the aesthetic movement of 1870s and 80s. This is a light-hearted tale of the rivalry of two poets fighting for the affection of Patience, a milkmaid. This is English eccentricity at its absurd best. Don’t miss it.

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PIRATES OF PENZANCE - SAVOYNET PERFORMING GROUP

Show is starting at...12 August 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

SavoyNet Performing Group are firm Festival favourites. In 2013 they won the coveted International Champion’s Trophy with an outstanding production of The Yeomen Guard and were runners-up in 2014. This year we can expect an equally impressive production of The Pirates of Penzance from this talented group.

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SING A LONG AND CONCERT PERFORMANCE OF PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Show is starting at...12 August 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House


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IOLANTHE - SOTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY G & S SOCIETY

Show is starting at...13 August 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Iolanthe is a charming 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 SORCERER - BUS PASS OPERA

Show is starting at...13 August 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Well the name says it all! Bus Pass Opera was formed three years ago by Festival founder and Chairman Ian Smith. All the performers are 60 years plus and in 2014 the combined age of everyone on the stage was in excess of 2000 years… But never fear, there isn’t a glimmer of zimmer to be seen and these more mature individuals can certainly give our younger performers a run for their money.

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PATIENCE - NATIONAL G & S OPERA COMPANY

Show is starting at...14 August 2015 to 22 August 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company’s new production of Patience will be a major highlight of the 2015 Festival. We are thrilled to have the one and only Donald Maxwell directing his first Opera Company production. Donald brings a vast theatrical experience with him as performer, teacher and director. David Steadman conducts and the star cast of the NGSOC will delight audiences with this highly amusing and colourful story.

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THE MIKADO - DAUNTLESS THEATRE

Show is starting at...14 August 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

The Mikado is one of the most popular of the Savoy Operas and this hilarious, topsy-turvy tale, shows the talents of this remarkable British duo at their very best. The famous melodies include “Three Little Maids from School”, “A Wandering Minstrel”, “Tit Willow” and many more.

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PIRATES OF PENZANCE - FESTIVAL YOUTH PRODUCTION

Show is starting at...15 August 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Prepare to be amazed by the energy, enthusiasm and talent that we see every year in our annual Festival Youth Production. The Pirates of Penzance is a swashbuckling tale awash with tender-hearted, hapless Pirates, bumbling, blundering policemen, a Major General, his large family of unwed daughters and the handsome Frederic who was apprenticed to the Pirates as a child until his 21st birthday.

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TREASURE ISLAND

Show is starting at...15 August 2015

RHS Harlow Carr

Ahoy there landlubbers! Don't ye be missin' this tale of treasure and treachery on the high seas. Join Jim Hawkins as he spins his yarn of plotting pirates and potty parrots. Featuring a cast of just three actors playing all the characters - including the infamous Long John Silver - this unforgettable show from the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company will thrill adventure-seekers of all ages. X marks the spot, me hearties! Arr.

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THE MIKADO - NATIONAL G & S OPERA COMPANY

Show is starting at...16 August 2015 to 23 August 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

This is a new production of the most popular of all the Savoy operas. The director is John Savournin who has delighted Festival audiences with top quality traditional productions. The Mikado is a hilarious, topsy-turvy tale, which shows the talents of this remarkable British duo at their very best. The famous melodies include “Three Little Maids from School”, “A Wandering Minstrel”, “Tit Willow” and many more.

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PRINCESS IDA - YORK UNIVERSITY G & S SOCIETY

Show is starting at...17 August 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Princess Ida founds a women's university and teaches that women are superior to men and should rule in their stead. The prince, to whom she had been married in infancy sneaks into the university, together with two friends, with the aim of collecting his bride. They disguise themselves as women students but are discovered. Chaos ensues when King Hildebrand and his army storm the castle. Princess Ida contains some of Sullivan’s finest music, especially the sequence of solos and concerted numbers in Act II often known as the “string of pearls”.

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UTOPIA LIMITED- NEW LONDON OPERA GROUP

Show is starting at...17 August 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

We are delighted to welcome back to the festival the New London Opera Company offering an excellent opportunity to see this rarely performed gem.

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PRINCESS IDA - HARROGATE G & S SOCIETY

Show is starting at...18 August 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Feisty and beautiful Princess Ida founds a women's university, and teaches that women are superior to men. Prince Hilarion - to whom she had been married in infancy - and his friends, disguise themselves as women students to gain entry to the castle with hilarious results. This is a delightful, comic battle of the sexes that combines Gilbert's wicked humour with Sullivan's most vibrant music. The local Harrogate Gilbert & Sullivan Society are popular Festival performers winning third prize in 2013.

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RUDDIGORE - HULL UNIVERSITY G & S SOCIETY

Show is starting at...19 August 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Sir Despard Murgatroyd has inherited a witch's curse, compelling him to commit a daily crime, or die in agony. So when his long-lost elder brother, Robin Oakapple, is exposed as the true inheritor of the curse, he can begin to atone for his earlier crimes. Robin's troubles, however, are just about to begin as his pathetic attempts to commit a daily crime bring his ancestors back from the dead. However, with a true Gilbertian twist, all ends happily.

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THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD - TRENT OPERA

Show is starting at...19 August 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

The Yeomen of the Guard is set in the Tower of London. Colonel Fairfax, a gentleman, soldier and scientist, is wrongly accused of sorcery, imprisoned in the Tower of London and sentenced to be beheaded within the hour. To avoid leaving his estate to his accuser he secretly marries strolling gypsy, Elsie Maynard. Jester Jack Point is also in love with Elsie but agrees to the marriage knowing that Fairfax will soon be executed. However, with the help of the Meryll family, Fairfax escapes, throwing the Tower into confusion and setting in motion a number of intriguing plot twists ending in tragedy for one of the players.

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HMS PINAFORE - NATIONAL G & S OPERA COMPANY

Show is starting at...20 August 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Back by popular demand! This outstanding show, directed by John Savournin makes a welcome return to Harrogate. 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. The story takes place aboard HMS Pinafore where the Captain’s daughter, Josephine, falls in love with a lower-class sailor instead of her father’s choice, Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty.

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IOLANTHE - SAVOY SINGERS

Show is starting at...20 August 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Iolanthe is a charming 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 GONDOLIERS- NATIONAL G & S OPERA COMPANY

Show is starting at...21 August 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

A sparkling new production from the National Gilbert & SUllivan Opera Company. This is a visually stunning show with toe-tapping tunes and glorious, lively dances and has proved to be one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most enduring successes.

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THE MIKADO - KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

Show is starting at...21 August 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

The Mikado is a hilarious, topsy-turvy tale, which shows the talents of this remarkable British duo at their very best. The famous melodies include “Three Little Maids from School”, “A Wandering Minstrel”, “Tit Willow” and many more.

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THE ZOO + TRIAL BY JURY

Show is starting at...22 August 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

This year Putteridge Bury G&S Society form a unique partnership with Wolverton Gilbert & Sullivan Society who are celebrating their 40th anniversary, to bring this sparkling double bill to Harrogate Theatre.

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TWELFTH NIGHT - THE LORD CHAMBERLAINS MEN

Show is starting at...27 August 2015

RHS Harlow Carr

Join the Lord Chamberlain’s Men this summer to see Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy, Twelfth Night . A joyous tale of love, longing and laughter and mischief, mayhem and mistaken identity, set in fair Illyria.

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ROYAL NORTHERN SINFONIA - PART OF RIPON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Show is starting at...05 September 2015

Ripon Cathedral

Janusz Piotrowicz conductor Bradley Creswick violin Dvorak Serenade for Strings Vivaldi The Four Seasons Dvorak’s delightful Serenade is a wonderful example of the charm of his youthful works - finespun, intimate and wistful. Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is intricate and virtuosic, bursting with energy and bucolic atmosphere. His descriptions of icy rain, fireside warmth, the hunt, a threatening summer storm, lethargy at the end of the day, are full of wit and wisdom. Expect a vivid, supercharged performance!

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ROYAL NORTHERN SINFONIA UNRESERVED - PART OF RIPON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Show is starting at...05 September 2015

Ripon Cathedral

Janusz Piotrowicz conductor Bradley Creswick violin Dvorak Serenade for Strings Vivaldi The Four Seasons Dvorak’s delightful Serenade is a wonderful example of the charm of his youthful works - finespun, intimate and wistful. Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is intricate and virtuosic, bursting with energy and bucolic atmosphere. His descriptions of icy rain, fireside warmth, the hunt, a threatening summer storm, lethargy at the end of the day, are full of wit and wisdom. Expect a vivid, supercharged performance

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SIMON MAYOR & HILARY JAMES - TEARS OF LAUGHTER AT HELPERBY MILENNIUM HALL

Show is starting at...06 September 2015

Music and merriment with Britain's leading hot-fingered mandolin virtuoso Simon Mayor, and silver-voiced songstress, Hilary James, whose elegant singing easily crosses the great musical divides from folksong to blues, Irving Berlin and Berlioz. From Latvia to Los Angeles and Vancouver to Singapore theyhave delighted audiences with their comic songs and mandolin and fiddle wizardry, in a show that ranges from witty to hilarious.

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SIMON MAYOR AND HILARY JAMES AT ST CUTHBERTS CHURCH PATELEY BRIFGE

Show is starting at...07 September 2015

A show of mandolin wizardry and humour, combined with one of Britain’s finest voices: expect anything from trad folk, jazz standards, Celtic, ragtime and blues, to a deadly accurate tribute to Jake Thackray - and, of course, there’s that song about the parrot! A chance for Nidderdale dwellers to see this renowned duo close at hand.

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CONCERT BY CANDLELIGHT - LOUISE THOMSON - HARP

Show is starting at...08 September 2015

A delightful programme of music by Glinka, Scarlatti, Debussy, Fauré, Pierné, Gismonti and Metheny in a beautiful candlelit setting. Winner of the Ida Carroll String Prize for outstanding achievement, Louise Thomson has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, St David’s Hall Cardiff and Bridgewater Hall Manchester, working with the Hallé Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra and on BBC TV for the Heaven and Earth show with Katherine Jenkins.

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MUSIC AT MARKENFIELD - THE FIERI CONSORT

Show is starting at...09 September 2015

'Out of the Shadows' Music by Byrd, Gesualdo, Gibbons, Lassus, Cecilia MacDowall, James MacMillan 'They may be young, but they knocked my socks off' The Guardian The Fieri Consort - singers who trained on The Sixteen’s prestigious Young Artists Programme – are rapidly building a reputation for vibrant and committed performances. They explore the transition

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ROBYN STAPLETON TRIO

Show is starting at...10 September 2015

Robyn Stapleton is BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2014. She has one of the finest voices in Scottish music with uniquely pure tone, warm and distinctive, and has performed to an audience of 8,000 with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Proms in the Park, at the Commonwealth Games, on TV and radio. She is joined by the dynamic Kristan Harvey of Blazin’ Fiddles, and Aaron Jones, currently working with Kate Rusby. The church is linked to the award-winning Washburn Heritage Centre where refreshments will be served.

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CLARE TEAL- MORE DIVAS AND ME! WITH JASON REBELLO PIANO - PART OF RIPON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Show is starting at...11 September 2015

Holy Trinity Church Ripon

The celebrated jazz singer, prolific recording artist and BBC Radio 2 presenter celebrates the music of her heroines Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, Doris Day and their illustrious contemporaries. Voted Jazz Vocalist of the Year, Clare Teal’s stunning voice and warm personality has made her one of the most sought-after performers in the country. Beautiful melodies and fabulous arrangements, interspersed with Clare’s witty and outrageous anecdotes about the extraordinary lives of the Divas, promise an enthralling evening in the splendidly refurbished church.

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JUAN MARTIN - 2 GUITARRAS MALAGUENAS - PART OF RIPON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Show is starting at...12 September 2015

Holy Trinity Church Ripon

With Chaparro de Málaga 'a giant of the flamenco guitar tradition' The Times Juan Martin brings Mediterranean passion and virtuosic skills to his duo with Chaparro de Malaga. Voted one of the world’s top three guitarists by US Guitar Player magazine, Juan has played with Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis, performed at the Barbican and Sadlers Wells with his famous dance ensemble, and with the Nash Ensemble at the Wigmore Hall. Melodic and explosive, the music evokes the visceral power of authentic flamenco which will transport you to the Classic Spain of Málaga, Granada, Córdoba and Jerez. The refurbished church has comfortable seating and all facilities.

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THE EPIC STRAIN IN ENGLISH POETRY

Show is starting at...14 September 2015

In this10 week course we will look at the continuing influence of the epic tradition on English poets from Chaucer to the present day. We shall read extracts from Chaucer, Spenser, Milton, Wordsworth, Keats, Tennyson, Whitman, Eliot and Walcott to show how poets have striven to emulate the classical tradition exemplified by The Iliad, the Odyssey and The Aenid terms of both style and subject matter. There will be the opportunity for course members to introduce poems of their own choice dealing with the recurrent themes of heroism, adventure, love and friendship, rebellion, adventure, travel and quest.

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LIQUID GOLD - DOUBLE BILL - ANNA HASHIMOTO, CLARINET & HUW WIGGIN, SAXOPHONE

Show is starting at...15 September 2015

Some of the UK’s finest prizewinning musicians present an exciting and varied programme. Anna Hashimoto made her London début, aged 15, at the Barbican with the ECO and has toured Europe, the USA and Japan “stylish phrasing and a lovely liquid tone” New York Times. Huw Wiggin is winner of the ROSL Competition and Commonwealth Musician of the Year 2014, a Park Lane Group artist and performs throughout the UK and abroad as soloist and with his Ferio Saxophone Quartet “liquid gold tones and enviable breath control” The Times

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AN EVENING WITH BOYCOTT AND AGGERS - THE SECOND INNINGS

Show is starting at...16 September 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

England. Summer 2015. And it’s Ashes time again... Following their first run of hugely popular events in London, Nottingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Harrogate, Leicester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Southampton and York, the extraordinary odd couple return again in 2015 by popular demand to enthrall, dazzle and entertain in a new show. Aggers challenges GB to justify his forthright views on cricket and life in general and our Geoffrey will say exactly what he thinks (what else?) about the ECB, England’s management and coaching staff, team selection, the captaincy, Kevin Pietersen and many other subjects he has hit out on in his latest autobiography, on air and in print.

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THE LAND OF LOST CONTENT

Show is starting at...16 September 2015

A celebration in words and music of the work of A. E. Housman With actors Sunny Ormonde (Lilian of The Archers) and David Timson, soprano Marilyn Cutts (Fascinating Aida, RSC) and Malcolm McKee, director and piano

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DUO DORADO - A BAROQUE EXTRAVAGANZA

Show is starting at...17 September 2015

Hazel Brook, violin and viola d’amore David Pollok, harpsichord Works by Bach, Telemann, Scarlatti, Corelli and others

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AUTHOR - NEIL HANSON

Show is starting at...18 September 2015

Neil Hanson presents an evening of humour, wit and wry observations on life. He has appeared in Chicago, New York, Kansas City, New Orleans, at the Sydney and Brisbane Writers’ festivals, the Cheltenham Literature Festival, and numerous other events around the world and is often voted 'best speaker'

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THE WINTERS TALE

Show is starting at...18 September 2015 to 26 September 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Northern Broadsides in partnership with Harrogate Theatre presents
William Shakespeare’s
The Winter’s Tale
Directed by Conrad Nelson

The Winter’s Tale is a rich, romantic fable of jealousy, love and redemption. King Leontes falsely accuses his Queen of infidelity with his closest friend. He proclaims their newborn daughter a bastard and condemns the innocent to death. But the child, Perdita, survives.
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FRIENDS TRIP TO SJT SCARBOROUGH FOR MATINEE OF HERO'S WELCOME

Show is starting at...19 September 2015

Tickets and coach travel from Harrogate to Stephen Joseph Theatre to see the matinee performance of Alan Ayckbourn’s 79th play – Hero’s Welcome. The coach departs from Harrogate Library, Victoria Avenue at 9.30am prompt. The matinee performance begins at 2.30pm at Stephen Joseph Theatre.

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LONDON MOZART PLAYERS - PART OF RIPON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Show is starting at...19 September 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Janusz Piotrowicz conductor Jennifer Pike violin Mendelssohn Overture The Hebrides Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Beethoven Symphony no 3 (Eroica) The London Mozart Players has an outstanding reputation at the forefront of classical music. Jennifer Pike was BBC Young Musician 2002, aged 12, and is taking the world by storm with her dazzling interpretative flair. Her recent recording of Sibelius with the Bergen Philharmonic has received the highest accolades: 'molten intensity' The Glasgow Herald 'marvellously warm, flowing and passionate' BBC Music Magazine. Beethoven’s noble Eroica concludes a spellbinding programme with a conductor of mesmerising authority.

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AUTHOR - ALISON WEIR - THE LOST TUDOR PRINCESS

Show is starting at...21 September 2015

Alison Weir has sold over 2.7 million books worldwide. Her new book, to be published this autumn, is the life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, whose eventful career spanned the reigns of four Tudor monarchs. She has recently signed a six novel deal with Headline on the six wives of Henry the Eighth, the first one to be published in 2016. An inspirational and passionate speaker, she holds audiences spellbound. Q & A and book signing.

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THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF POETRY WITH A FIRM OF POETS

Show is starting at...24 September 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

A quartet of poets faces the audience; in turn they step up to the mic to perform their poems. A cross between a poetic super-group and 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' the show is fast-paced and never the same twice.


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LA TRAVIATA - FEATURING BOLSHOI THEATRE GUEST SOLOIST

Show is starting at...28 September 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Music by Giuseppe Verdi Sung in Italian with English Surtitles Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

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PADDY MCGUINNESS - PRESENTED BY SJM

Show is starting at...30 September 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

One of the country’s best-loved and most popular comedians Paddy McGuinness has announced a brand new UK tour for 2015 & 2016. Starting in September this year, the star of ITV’s Take Me Out will return to his performing roots, with his first stand-up comedy tour since 2011. Tickets will go on-sale from Friday 30 January at 10am.

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ROCKIN' AT THE PEARLY GATES

Show is starting at...02 October 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

This unashamedly retro concert is special. Why? Because award winning Past Masters is composed mainly of guys who were there, and played in concert, on recordings, and on TV, with the very best. A truly authentic blast from the past, featuring 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s, never to be forgotten classics, made famous by iconic artists who are no longer with us, including Elvis, Eddie Cochran, the Everly Brothers and a stunning Buddy Holly set. Be there or be Square!

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THE ULTIMATE EAGLES

Show is starting at...02 October 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

From BAFTA winning producers, comes the show that celebrates the legacy of the world's bestselling artists, The Eagles. Starring Grammy nominated musicians, the internationally renowned Ultimate Eagles perform legendary hit such as Hotel California, Take It Easy, and Desperado with reverence and accuracy, taking you right back to 1970's California.

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PUPPETCRAFT - MONKEY!

Show is starting at...04 October 2015

Created and directed by John Roberts Written by Michael Rosen The comic adventures of a fantastical superhero based on the classic Chinese story Journey to the West. Charming string puppets, antique shadow puppets, a beautiful set, live music and a script by poet and former Children’s Laureate, Michael Rosen. A stunning theatrical show for everyone aged 4 to 104! PuppetCraft’s magical shows have delighted audiences throughout the UK and overseas.

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JEREMY HARDY

Show is starting at...06 October 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2015

Jeremy Hardy begins his 4th decade as a stand-up this year. That's a more dramatic way of saying he started 31 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 31 years to go. He's back on the road in 2015.

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JUSTIN MOORHOUSE - DESTINY CALLING

Show is starting at...07 October 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Justin is back on the road with his brand new stand-up show for 2015 'Destiny Calling' doing what he does best - making people laugh up and down the country.

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FRISKY AND MANNISH - JUST TOO MUCH

Show is starting at...08 October 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Since 2008, Frisky and Mannish have been peddling their peculiar brand of popmusicy-seriocomic-mashparodic-vaudevillian-sketchcabaret-bapsbotty-infotainment all over the world, appearing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (to great acclaim), the Sydney Opera House (yes, the real one), Melbourne Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, New Zealand International Arts Festival, New York, Berlin, Perth and Singapore

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DANIEL SLOSS

Show is starting at...09 October 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2015

Don't miss the smash-hit new show from Scotland's internationally acclaimed and award-winning comedy half-man-half-Xbox!

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JASON BYRNE : 20 YEARS A CLOWN

Show is starting at...09 October 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2015

Byrne’s very own brand of verbose, organised chaos and near legendary stock-in-trade audience participation has seen him coined “the outright king of live comedy” by The Times. So it is no surprise that he is the biggest selling comedian at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and that in 2015 he will be celebrating his 20th year of solo shows!

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JOSH WIDDICOMBE: WHAT DO I DO NOW

Show is starting at...09 October 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Josh Widdicombe, that guy from the TV comedy shows with the curly hair, is back on the road with a brand new tour.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2015.

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NINA CONTI : IN YOUR FACE

Show is starting at...10 October 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2015

She’s won a British Comedy Award, stormed Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, Sunday Night at the Palladium, and made a BAFTA nominated film - all without moving her lips. This year, Nina will create a new show each night by plucking inspiration from the audience. Strap into the mask as Nina gets in your face. With the help of Monkey and a bag of tricks, truly anything can happen in this unmissable improvised adventure of hilarious witchery.

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JENNY ECLAIR: HOW TO BE A MIDDLE AGED WOMAN (WITHOUT GOING INSANE)

Show is starting at...11 October 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2015

Professional Grumpy old woman, Splash survivor, amateur soup maker, and novice knitter, Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine. Semi-bearded and suffering from outbreaks of gout and hysteria, Eclair puts middle age under the microscope and decides whether to laugh, cry or buy a dachshund! You are most welcome to join her, just button your cardi up properly and wipe that lipstick off your teeth.

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CHRIS RAMSEY - ALL GROWED UP

Show is starting at...12 October 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2015

Critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, Celebrity Juice regular, star of BBC2’s Hebburn, and the man who once got pizza delivered to a moving train embarks on his biggest stand-up tour yet! Following sell-out runs of his last three UK tours, Chris is back with a brand new show for 2015. Join him as he explores getting older, finding yourself, taking responsibility, realising you are no longer a child and all of the other terrifying realisations that come with being dragged kicking and screaming into modern adulthood.

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JIMMY CARR

Show is starting at...13 October 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

**NEW DATE ADDED. PART OF HARROGATE COMEDY FESTIVAL**

‘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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ROB BECKETT

Show is starting at...13 October 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2015
Beckett's back with a brand-new hour of funnies and he's taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread!

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ALI COOK - THE ART OF ASTONISHMENT

Show is starting at...14 October 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Witness breathtaking trickery from a master of his craft, star of ITV1's 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us', BBC1's 'Now You See It', Ch4's 'Dirty Tricks' and Ch5's 'Monkey Magic'.

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BEARDYMAN - ONE ALBUM PER HOUR

Show is starting at...14 October 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2015

Following two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 and 2014, Beardyman is proud to present the debut UK tour of his critically acclaimed show One Album Per Hour. Travelling at the speed of thought in his music production spaceship, the world-class multi award-winning musician and comedian transcends mere mimicry to produce studio quality compositions faster than most could imagine them.

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STEWART FRANCIS PUN GENT TOUR

Show is starting at...21 October 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2015

The star of 'Mock The Week', 'Michael McIntyre's Roadshow' and 'Live At The Apollo', embarks on a brand new stand up tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show!

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STEVE BACKSHALL'S WILD WORLD

Show is starting at...22 October 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Wildlife TV Presenter, Adventurer, naturalist and writer Steve Backshall takes us on a tour of the real life expeditions that have inspired his novels ‘The Falcon Chronicles’. It’s a wild journey, illustrated with photos and films from his expeditions from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from the tundra to the top of the world’s highest peaks, and from the depths of the rainforest to the bottom of the sea. This talk is suitable for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages from eight to eighty. There will be extended Q and As, and book signings at the event.

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THE RAF IN CONCERT 2015 - BATTLE OF BRITAIN 75TH ANNIVERSARY

Show is starting at...23 October 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

75 years on from the historic battle, the bands of the Royal Air Force present an evocative and rousing evening of musical entertainment that captures the essence of 1940s Britain and tells the story of how the spirit and capability of those who took part endures in the professionalism of the people who make up today’s RAF.

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DEL BOY AND RODNEY: THE SITCOM EXPERIENCE AT THE YORKSHIRE HOTEL

Show is starting at...24 October 2015

Del & Rodney – The Comedy Dinner Show This spectacular dinner show brings a new pastiche dimension to entertainment which was celebrated as iconic British sitcom. Your hosts for the evening are the crème brulee of Peckham, who look like Derek, Rodney, Uncle Albert, Trigger & Boycie will bring fun for a site-specific themed comedy experience.

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SQUEEZE WITH DR JOHN COOPER CLARKE

Show is starting at...24 October 2015

Harrogate International Centre

Squeeze, the enduring British pop act whose songs have tenderly and wittily chronicled life and love stretching across four decades, are to play an extensive UK tour in the autumn – their first, as a band, for three years. As well as a vast catalogue including hits such as Cools For Cats, Up The Junction and Tempted, it will include songs from forthcoming album From The Cradle To The Grave, which marks their first collection of new tracks since 1998. · The group will tour as a band for the first time in three years in the autumn - with special guest Dr John Cooper Clarke

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THE NUTCRACKER - MOSCOW BALLET LA CLASSIQUE

Show is starting at...24 October 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

All is quiet in the great house…Clara creeps Downstairs...The Christmas Tree stands alone…In the darkness, through the curtains, the moonlight beams onto the colourful presents offered there. 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.

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WERTHER – MASSENET

Show is starting at...29 October 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Book for 2 out of 3 or all 3 English Touring Opera shows with the Flexi plan or Season Passport.

Based on the 1774 blockbuster novel that made Goethe a global literary superstar, Werther is a tragic story of forbidden love – and rarely in opera is its destructive power felt so close to the bone As the poet Werther becomes infatuated with Charlotte, the daughter of a local magistrate engaged to another man, all is threatened in the wake of his uncontrollable passion.

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PELLEAS ET MELISANDE - DEBUSSY

Show is starting at...30 October 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Book for 2 out of 3 or all 3 English Touring Opera shows with the Flexi plan or Season Passport.
Pelléas et Mélisande – Debussy This mysterious opera is like no other. For years Debussy search for the perfect drama to set to music, and once he saw the strange, compelling play by Maurice Maeterlinck he had no doubt that this was it. The resulting marriage of music and drama is sensuous, mysterious and utterly captivating - for no other opera is the sensation of being ‘under a spell’ so applicable.

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THE HOLLYWOOD SPECIAL EFFECTS SHOW

Show is starting at...30 October 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Get closer to the action than ever before as this interactive and explosive family show takes you behind the scenes of your favourite films to discover the secrets of creating movie magic.

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THE TALES OF HOFFMAN - OFFENBACH

Show is starting at...31 October 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Book for 2 out of 3 or all 3 English Touring Opera shows with the Flexi plan or Season Passport.
From the master of French operetta, who virtually reinvented comic opera in France, this work of genius, studded with famous melodies like the Barcarolle, is as dark a comedy as you can get! Late at night in a tavern, while waiting for his latest mistress, the character Hoffmann tells an audience the story of his former loves, always shadowed by a dark adversary.

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AN EVENING WITH SIR ROGER MOORE

Show is starting at...01 November 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

On sale 10am Wednesday 10th June

Celebrating 70 years in show business this year, the Hollywood legend and James Bond star chats with biographer Gareth Owen about his extraordinary life and career. Featuring inside stories and exclusive anecdotes from an astonishing career that has included the hit TV series The Saint and The Persuaders, plus Hollywood blockbusters and, of course, seven iconic movies as the world’s most famous spy, 007. There will also be a unique opportunity to put your own question, live, to Sir Roger at the end of the show.

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LEGEND OF NEW ORLEANS - LEROY JONES FEATURING JOE STILGOE, IAN SHAW AND BAND

Show is starting at...01 November 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Legend of New Orleans Leroy Jones, Featuring Ian Shaw & Joe Stilgoe British Greats & New Orleans Swing An Evening of Wonderful Music Featuring Leroy Jones, Joe Stilgoe & Ian Shaw

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NILS LOFGREN LIVE IN CONCERT WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST GREG VARLOTTA

Show is starting at...04 November 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Tickets on sale Friday 8th May

Legendary American songwriter, virtuoso guitarist and pianist, NILS LOFGREN returns to the UK in October / November 2015. After touring with Bruce Springsteen as a long-time member of the E Street Band on both the 2012-13 Wrecking Ball tour and the 2014 High Hopes tour NILS LOFGREN is back to perform his own legendary live show.

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FREDDIE FLINTOFF: 2ND INNINGS

Show is starting at...05 November 2015

Harrogate International Centre

Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, hero of the historic 2005 victorious Ashes England team, is hitting the road celebrate the 10 years anniversary and share his memories of that long hot summer, as well as some behind the crease insights to the game. Freddie is joined on stage by comedy writer and producer, Clyde Holcroft, his podcast partner in crime. Featuring a little bit of Elvis and couple of googles, it’s unscripted, unedited, unguarded and unleashed ….buckle in.

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CELTIC WOMAN

Show is starting at...14 November 2015

Harrogate International Centre

International music sensation Celtic Woman has just added a series of UK dates to their 2015 world concert tour celebrating the group’s 10th anniversary together. The 14-city UK leg runs starts on November 7, 2015 and finishes at the Eventim Apollo London on November 23, 2015

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JOOLS HOLLAND 2015

Show is starting at...15 November 2015

Harrogate International Centre

Pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, television presenter and multiplatinum recording artist Jools Holland returns this year for his thirty-one date Autumn/Winter Tour across the UK and Ireland, including two annual dates at London’s famous Royal Albert Hall. A series of intimate shows in iconic venues accompanied by special guests, these gigs are not to be missed. Ivor Novello-winning KT Tunstall will join Jools on selected dates and in the accompaniment of the sound of Jools’ unforgettable Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.

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JASPER CARROTT'S STAND UP & ROCK - WITH BEV BEVAN BAND & GUESTS

Show is starting at...16 November 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Jasper Carrott's Stand Up And Rock does what it says on the tin....Jasper is back to his very best....mic in hand regaling the audience with his inimitable stand up routines before introducing his musical compatriots that have been 'rockin' audiences all over the world. Bev Bevan, as well as being Jasper's mate has rock star credentials that most dream of from the Move through ELO and has one of the finest bands around. Rockin' Berries lead singer Geoff Turton, celtic rock band Quills lead singer 'Joy' and the Bev Bevan band comprising some of the country's finest musicians.

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BELLOWHEAD - THAT'S ALL FOLKS

Show is starting at...23 November 2015

Harrogate International Centre

N SALE FRIDAY 12TH JUNE BELLOWHEAD - The Farewell Tour After 12 amazing years, the UK’s most successful folk band Bellowhead are calling it a day. The band plan to mark their departure in characteristically ambitious style and have announced a two-part farewell tour in November 2015 and April 2016. Their final show on May Day, 1st May 2016, will be an intimate concert at Oxford Town Hall, the very same venue where it all began.

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SWAN LAKE - RUSSIAN STATE BALLET AND OPERA HOUSE

Show is starting at...23 November 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

After sold-out premieres of Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Romeo & Juliet last year, The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is bringing a new and vibrant production from the rich culture of Astrakhan.

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DON QUIXOTE - RUSSIAN STATE BALLET AND OPERA HOUSE

Show is starting at...24 November 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Music by Ludwig Minkus Don Quixote is a ballet based on episodes from the famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes.

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CARO EMERALD

Show is starting at...28 November 2015

Harrogate International Centre

On sale Friday 24th April

The Amsterdam Conservatory jazz-trained vocalist is an original pop star with the look of a Hollywood icon of yesteryear and a voice that oozes warmth and vitality. Her live performance is not to be missed

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DIVERSITY - UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL TOUR

Show is starting at...29 November 2015

Harrogate International Centre

Five sell out UK tours later with 250,000 tickets sold and countless accomplishments; Diversity have announced their most up close and personal tour yet. The tour will see Diversity performing exclusively choreographed routines based on their ITV special.

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ALADDIN

Show is starting at...01 December 2015 to 17 January 2016

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Our next pantomime adventure promises to be even more magical than ever as we take a trip to the Far East with Aladdin. Featuring some of pantoland’s most memorable characters, including the fabulous Widow Twankey, Aladdin’s well meaning brother Wishee Washee, the evil Abanazar and not forgetting the mystical genie of the lamp, this fun-filled family adventure is not to be missed.
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RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC 2015

Show is starting at...08 December 2015

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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ANDY WILLIAMS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR STARRING THE OSMONDS

Show is starting at...11 December 2015

Harrogate International Centre

To celebrate the most wonderful time of the year and for the very first time in the UK Tony Denton Promotions are proud to announce the ‘Andy Williams Christmas Spectacular’ starring THE OSMONDS, and with special guest star Irish comedian Jimmy Cricket.

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PADDINGTON BEAR & THE SNOWMAN

Show is starting at...15 December 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Cherished by children and adults alike, The Snowman is the soundtrack to everyone’s Christmas. For this concert the Orchestra of Opera North brings the enchanting tale to life with a screening of the classic animated film. Paired with Paddington Bear’s First Concert, told by special guest narrator, this is the perfect way the whole family can begin the festivities. Conductor Hugh Brunt

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THE UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN - 30 PLUCKING YEARS TOUR

Show is starting at...17 December 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Eight Ukuleles, Sixteen Hands,Thirty Two Strings, Sixteen Million Minutes, One BillionSeconds, Thirty Years. In June 2015 the Orchestra will have clocked up Sixteen Million Minutes of ukulele action.

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GARETH MALONE

Show is starting at...18 December 2015

Harrogate International Centre

Join the nation's favourite choirmaster and his choir Voices for an all new show in 2015.

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BRASSED OFF AT CHRISTMAS - GRIMETHORPE COLLIERY BAND

Show is starting at...19 December 2015

Harrogate International Centre

The real stars of Brassed Off perform a spectacular programme of Festive Favourites, popular Brass Band classics and music from the hit movie. Featuring special guests the Operababes.The programme will include the William Tell Overture, O Holy Night, Radetzky March, Ode to Joy, Jingle Bells, carols and seasonal music. The perfect pre-Christmas curtain raiser!

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ELO TRIBUTE

Show is starting at...05 February 2016

Harrogate Royal Hall

Formed over 7 years ago, The ELO Experience are the world's foremost tribute to this great band. With a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience, why not come along and enjoy this incredible show which accurately reproduces the songs and sounds and takes you on a musical journey through time.

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ED BYRNE - OUTSIDE, LOOKING IN

Show is starting at...23 February 2016

Harrogate Royal Hall

That bloke. You know. The Irish guy. No, not the bald one. The other one. You know him. The one Carol from work really likes. Wait, that might be Jason Byrne. Anyway. Funny chap. Has a new show!

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COLLABRO ACT TWO TOUR - SJM PRESENT

Show is starting at...26 February 2016

Harrogate International Centre

Fresh from the success of their debut No.1 album, current reigning Britain's Got Talent champions Collabro return with the spellbinding 'Act Two’.

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MADAM BUTTERFLY - RUSSIAN STATE BALLET AND OPERA HOUSE

Show is starting at...01 March 2016

Harrogate Royal Hall

Music by Giacomo Puccini Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians This tale of the doomed love of an American naval lieutenant and his young Japanese bride inspired Puccini to write some of his most sublime and beautiful music. Set in Japan at the turn of the century, Madam Butterfly is among the most colourful and exotic of all operas, and from its theme of noble self-sacrifice spring melodies that grips your heart.

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SOUL LEGENDS - THE FEEL GOOD SHOW OF THE YEAR

Show is starting at...03 March 2016

Harrogate Royal Hall

Brand-new, live on stage, coming to you direct from the USA. . . it’s the music of soul legends Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Barry White, Wilson Pickett, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, The Emotions, Kool & the Gang, Chaka Khan, Edwin Starr and scores more.

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THE BOOTLEG BEATLES

Show is starting at...13 March 2016

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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THE BIG T 2016 VARIETY TALENT CONTEST

Show is starting at...19 March 2016

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Following the enormous successes of the last three productions in 2010, 2012 & 2014, we are again looking for entertainers for the next Big T. We are seeking:- Musicians, Singers from Pop to Opera, Dancers, Bands, Comedians, Mime, Musical Theatre, Magicians, Circus Skills, Thespians, Snake Charmers, ….…

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THE BIG CHRIS BARBER BAND UK TOUR 2016

Show is starting at...24 March 2016

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Europe’s finest Traditional Jazz and Blues Band Jazz Legend, Chris Barber, celebrates his 67th Anniversary as band-leader in 2016 with a Europe-wide concert tour. Inspired by the 'King Oliver Creole Jazz Band', Chris formed his first Band in 1949 at the age of nineteen and has since gone on to become not only Europe's most successful and influential bandleaders, but a bona fide jazz legend

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AGATHA CHRISTIE'S THE MOUSETRAP

Show is starting at...03 May 2016 to 07 May 2016

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap A classic. A landmark. A legend. The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre, with over 25,000 performances and now the 60th anniversary production is back by popular demand following a record breaking sell out week in 2012/2013.
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SARAH MILLICAN : OUTSIDER

Show is starting at...04 June 2016

Harrogate Royal Hall

On sale Friday 27th March 2015
In the past when you put Sarah Millican outside, she asked things like: ‘Why? Where is the taxi? Do I need a cardie?’ and said things like: ‘There’ll be wasps. I’ve nothing to sit on. Is that poo? Can we go home?’ But things have changed. Now she has outside slippers. She can tell a chaffinch from a tit (hey).

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