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LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

Show is starting at...05 February 2015 to 07 February 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Presented by Harrogate Deanery Players. The Deanery Players bring back their successful 1996 production of ’La Cage aux Folles’ La Cage aux Folles is a nightclub in the south of France. It is owned by Georges, who has a cosy 20 year ‘marriage’ to Albin, a transvestite star. Jerry Herman’s score is pure musical comedy with many well known songs. Come and enjoy ‘The Best of Times'

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JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH

Show is starting at...10 February 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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IMAGICIAN

Show is starting at...11 February 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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

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THE AMP AWARDS HARROGATE 2015 FEATURING 2014 WINNERS 'THE ALISTER THEORY COLLECTIVE'

Show is starting at...11 February 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Now in its 7th year, The AMP Awards involves the collaboration of Pupils, Teaching Staff, Business Mentors and Music Industry Experts in a very exciting Music and Enterprise Competition which culminates in an area final supported by a capacity audience of young people at the most prestigious venue in the region.

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THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS

Show is starting at...12 February 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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SING-A-LONG-A SOUND OF MUSIC

Show is starting at...14 February 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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SING-A-LONG-A-FROZEN

Show is starting at...14 February 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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

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

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DANCEWORX LIVE 2015

Show is starting at...15 February 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Danceworx live - A song and dance extravaganza, Danceworx students perform ballet, tap, jazz and street all singers perform live. A fantastic variety show featuring the best local talent.

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MILTON JONES

Show is starting at...18 February 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

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

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

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AL MURRAY

Show is starting at...19 February 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

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

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

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THE PICTURE OF DOREEN GRAY

Show is starting at...19 February 2015 to 20 February 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Award winning LipService Theatre return to Harrogate Theatre.

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

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DANCE KRAZY - THE FIRST 30 YEARS

Show is starting at...21 February 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

The Thirtieth Anniversary of Studio 3 Dance Workshop - celebrated in this not to be missed dazzling display of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Street and Riverdance.

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HYENA COMEDY CLUB FEBRUARY 2015

Show is starting at...21 February 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.

Line up includes Joe Lycett, Justin Moorhouse, Keith Carter & Barry Dodds

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SIMON AMSTELL

Show is starting at...22 February 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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

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JEEVES & WOOSTER

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

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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

Starring West End cast Robert Webb (Peep Show, That Mitchell and Webb Look) Jason Thorpe (Fast & Furious 6, The Armstrong and Miller Show) and Christopher Ryan

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RIGOLETTO

Show is starting at...24 February 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

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

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LLOYD LANGFORD

Show is starting at...26 February 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

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

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

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RAT PACK LIVE

Show is starting at...27 February 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

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

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LAUGHLINES ENTERTAINMENT: COMEDY DINNER ACT

Show is starting at...28 February 2015

Produced by Laughlines Comedy Entertainment Laughlines aim is to celebrate the UK’s most nostalgic British sitcom shows by way of a fun, interactive, hilarious and enjoyable, comedic parody dining theatre performance.

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LUCY BEAUMONT WE CAN TWERK IT OUT

Show is starting at...04 March 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Spend an hour in Lucy's universe on the North-East coast with her unique blend of surreal, offbeat humour and big belly laughs.

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EDITH IN THE DARK

Show is starting at...06 March 2015 to 14 March 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House


BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

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

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

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

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SECRET DIARIES

Show is starting at...06 March 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Best days of your life. Right? As the Iron Lady stands and Iron Curtain falls, Hayley struggles to find her way in an ever changing world. Inspired by a true story, re-capture your youth with this honest look at the world through teenage eyes.

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CEILIDH AT THE CAIRN 2015

Show is starting at...08 March 2015

Year after year the Fundraisers organise a Ceilidh with the outstanding Cobblers Wax Ceilidh Band, and year after year it sells out! Newcomers will be guided through every dance by a caller, as the band expertly plays the many beautiful and energetic Irish melodies. A tasty bowl of Irish stew will be available to purchase mid evening.

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A Night of Dirty Dancing

A NIGHT OF DIRTY DANCING

Show is starting at...13 March 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

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

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

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BRAHMS - EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM AND DVORAK - TE DEUM

Show is starting at...14 March 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

The 140 strong Harrogate Choral Society, trained by its dynamic music director, Andrew Padmore, always aims to produce top-class performances. It is looking forward to singing the magnificent and moving Ein Deutsches Requiem in its original language as well as Dvorak’s Te Deum.

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ROGER DAVIES

Show is starting at...14 March 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

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

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ONE MAN BREAKING BAD

Show is starting at...15 March 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

LA actor Miles Allen smacks the senses with his super-charged, crazily accurate renditions of all the iconic characters, including Walter White, Jesse, Saul, Skyler, Hank, Walt Junior, Mike and Gus Fring.

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RELEASE THE HOUNDS PRESENT - JOHN COOPER CLARKE WITH SUPPORT FROM MIKE GARRY

Show is starting at...18 March 2015

Frazer Theatre, Knaresborough

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT POET; MOVIE STAR; ROCK STAR; TV & RADIO PRESENTER; COMEDIAN; SOCIAL AND CULTURAL COMMENTATOR. Britain’s best loved and most important performance poet. John is as vital now as he was in the 70s; His biting, satirical, political and very funny verse, delivered in a unique rapid-fire performance style, resonated with the punk movement. JCC toured with all the seminal bands; The Sex Pistols, The Clash & Buzzcocks, and in the USA with Elvis Costello.


UNITED WE STAND

Show is starting at...18 March 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Townsend Productions and Harrogate Theatre presents the true story of one of the most turbulent industrial battles – the 1972 Builders' Strike. The events surrounding the strike are still making headlines to this day, and forty two years on, the high-profile Shrewsbury 24 Campaign, led by picket turned actor, Ricky Tomlinson, is still seeking to overturn the unjust prosecution of the 24 building workers.

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COUNT ARTHUR STRONG: SOMEBODY UP THERE LICKS ME

Show is starting at...19 March 2015 to 20 March 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Fresh from donkeys years on his award winning BBC Radio 4 series and the huge success of his BBC2 TV Show, Count Arthur Strong gets back to doing what he does best. This show. ! In ‘Somebody Up There Licks Me’ he’ll be doing all sorts of wonderful things for you to sit there staring at as you quietly suck your Maltesers and don’t get up to go to the toilet, applauding loudly at the appropriate moments. You’ll laugh, cry and the other one. Here’s a personal message from Arthur himself. !

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GRETCHEN PETERS

Show is starting at...20 March 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

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

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HSO SPRING CONCERT 2015

Show is starting at...21 March 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012 winner, cellist Laura van Der Heijden, will perform the Shostakovich Cello concerto no 1. Programme also includes Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Respighi: Pines of Rome, Salmon: Air & Fandango (world premier)

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PENELOPE RETOLD

Show is starting at...21 March 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Welcome to Ithaca. Island paradise and home to Penelope. She’s married to a famous war hero and she’s had enough of waiting quietly. Olivier Award nominee Caroline Horton, explores the Odyssey myth and presents an epic, heartbreaking and fiercely playful tale of love, loneliness and the need to be free.

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RUBY TURNER 2015

Show is starting at...21 March 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

For many years Ruby Turner has been regarded as having one of the greatest voices the UK has ever produced. A very prolific songwriter, many of Ruby’s songs have been covered by artists such as Lulu, Yazz and Maxi Priest, while her vocal prowess has been employed to good effect by Brian Ferry, Mick Jagger, Steve Winwood, and Jools Holland.

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SWAN LAKE 2015 MOSCOW BALLET LA CLASSIQUE

Show is starting at...22 March 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

The world-renowned Moscow Ballet - La Classique demonstrate their continued quality of dance and performances in a dramatic production of this timeless favourite set to Tchaikovsky's superb score. The ballet is a favourite of ballerinas and audiences alike; all leading dancers want to dance Swan Lake during their careers and all audiences want to see them dance in this, the ultimate fairy tale ballet. The most popular of all Classical Ballets.

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FAUSTUS

Show is starting at...23 March 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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WAITING FOR LIGHT

Show is starting at...23 March 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

A modern day Waiting For Godot. With women. And without Godot. Two women are stranded on a train station platform late at night, waiting for morning. Anna has missed her last train, but despite her desperation, home is not worth the taxi fare. Beth has no means for a taxi and no home for it to take her to, but she seems strangely calm about her predicament. Left with no option for onward travel they are forced to connect and take a long hard look at their journeys.Unlike Godot, morning will definitely come. But will this exchange in the dark help each of them find the light they’re waiting for? This is a Work in Progess performance.

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LANDS OF GLASS

Show is starting at...25 March 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Ever heard a glass orchestra? An incredible band invites you to run away to the unforgettable town of Quinnipak. There you’ll meet the glassmaker, dreaming of a crystal palace, the musician searching for notes only he can hear, and the orphan trying not to grow into the coat that’s his destiny.

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THE BOOTLEG BEATLES

Show is starting at...25 March 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

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

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

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THE GOD OF CARNAGE

Show is starting at...25 March 2015 to 28 March 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Two sets of parents meet for a calm, rational discussion about an incident between their sons. But who behaves better - the boys or the adults? Chaos ensues as the funny, uncomfortable, sharp dialogue fuels the debate raising tensions and testing relationships. Winner of the Olivoer Award for Best New Play 2009.

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DON'T LEAVE ME NOW - PLAY READING

Show is starting at...26 March 2015

Inspired by two real life stories, Brian Daniel's new play Don't Leave Me Now explores the impact of early onset dementia on two very different families

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HENNING WEHN

Show is starting at...26 March 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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


RONNIE SCOTT'S ALL STARS

Show is starting at...27 March 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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

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HYENA COMEDY CLUB MARCH 2015

Show is starting at...28 March 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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.

This months line up includes: Mick Ferry, Carl Hutchinson, Steve Gribbin & Sally Anne Hayward

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CHRIS & PUI ROADSHOW

Show is starting at...31 March 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

Easter Holiday Family Fun

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NIGHT AND DAZE

Show is starting at...01 April 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

A wild night out for a northern lad and a girl who fell down from heaven Night + Daze is a dynamic, hilarious and provocative new piece of dance theatre with an underscore of club beats. This a work in progress performance.

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THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED)

Show is starting at...01 April 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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Elves & The Shoemaker

ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER

Show is starting at...02 April 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

Easter Holiday Family Fun

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TIM VINE TIM TIMINEE TIM TIMINEE TIM TIM TO YOU

Show is starting at...09 April 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUTFirst stand-up tour in 4 years, the punslinger returns with lots of new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing.

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


CARA DILLON

Show is starting at...10 April 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

If you don’t know the voice of Cara Dillon, you’re in for a treat. If you are already amongst her legions of admirers around the world, you know you have something special in store. A Thousand Hearts, Cara Dillon’s fifth solo album, is another small masterpiece of song and emotion, ethereal and radiant, beautifully honed and perfectly true.

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THE BUSINESS OF MURDER - WRITTEN BY RICHARD HARRIS

Show is starting at...14 April 2015 to 18 April 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

THE BUSINESS OF MURDER by Richard Harris Directed by Michael Lunney

Middle Ground Theatre Company is delighted to present Richard Harris' acclaimed psychological thriller The Business of Murder, which enjoyed a successful 9-year run in the West End.

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SIR CHRIS BONINGTON

Show is starting at...15 April 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

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

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

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FAT MAN

Show is starting at...18 April 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Orpheus is doing stand-up for the gods. A sharp new take on a classic Greek myth, this is a bitterly funny story of love, loss and eating your way out of grief. As the audience are transformed into the gods of legend, will Orpheus ever escape his past? The award-winning Move to Stand are back with a black comedy that bridges the everyday with the celestial.

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BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

Show is starting at...22 April 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

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

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

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CRAZY FOR YOU - RIPON AMATEUR OPERATICS SOCIETY

Show is starting at...22 April 2015 to 25 April 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Crazy for You is a hit West End and Broadway show with a great story featuring the music of George Gershwin. Bobby Child, the son of a rich New York banking family travels to sleepy Deadrock with the aim of shutting down its theatre only to fall in love with the theatre and its owners daughter. He plans to save it from foreclosure by putting on a show and bringing the glitz and glamour of Broadway to town.

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LIAM WILLIAMS: CAPITALISM

Show is starting at...22 April 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

2014 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Liam Williams follows his widely-acclaimed debut with a show about money. EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD NOMINEE 2014 & BEST NEWCOMER NOMINEE 2013

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DYLAN MORAN - OFF THE HOOK

Show is starting at...23 April 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

Dylan Moran star of Black Books, Shaun of the Dead and Calvary is back with his new stand up show.

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EDITH , ELIZABETH & I

Show is starting at...25 April 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Edith, Elizabeth and I, is a comic, fast moving one-woman show with a cast of three, all vying for the role of leading lady. Inspired by the life of poet Edith Sitwell, and her biographies of Elizabeth I, it’s the story of an actress putting on a play about her heroines, She soon discovers that telling the tales of others has its pitfalls, particularly when the subjects themselves turn up (with their own agenda and a few awkward questions), forcing her to face up to some home truths.

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ANDY PARSONS LIVE AND UNLEASHED - BUT NATURALLY CAUTIOUS

Show is starting at...30 April 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

With four sell out national tours, three DVD releases and a special for Comedy Central already under his belt, Andy Parsons, is back on the road in 2015 and coming to a theatre near you. Andy’s fifth show ‘Live And Unleashed - But Naturally Cautious‘ will see the star of BBC2’s ‘Mock The Week’ and ‘Live At At The Apollo’ hit the road again delivering more sharp comedy up and down the UK.

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THICK AS THIEVES

Show is starting at...30 April 2015 to 02 May 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

This new comedy by Mark Whiteley is a roller coaster journey, which takes the audience into the underbelly of the world of small-time crime. Meet two of Doncaster’s most incompetent criminals. Friends Steph and Barry have never been model citizens, but they are finding it increasingly hard to stay on the straight and narrow. When the pair decide to turn their hands to housebreaking it has hilarious consequences.

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BOB FOX: THE WARHORSE SONGMAN

Show is starting at...01 May 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

The WarHorse Songman Bob Fox has played the role of songman in WarHorse for the past three years, both in the West End and currently in the UK/Ireland and South Africa touring production.

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HE HAD HAIRY HANDS

Show is starting at...02 May 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

The year is 1974, the sleepy town is Hemlock-Under-Lye and when werewolf attacks threaten teatime, there’s only one person you can call. Having splattered the UK with critically-acclaimed comedy The Boy Who Kicked Pigs, Peter Brook award winners Kill the Beast return with a new tale of supernatural slaughter - combining beautiful visuals, original music and quite an important pigeon.

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SWANHUNTER

Show is starting at...03 May 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

In a new co-production, Opera North and The Wrong Crowd present Jonathan Dove's family opera, with a beguiling blend of evocative music, stunning puppetry and visual storytelling.

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MACBETH

Show is starting at...05 May 2015 to 09 May 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Three outrageous drag-queens* cook up an explosive brew of treachery, ambition and passion, setting an Asian family off on a path of bloody self-destruction. Tara Arts brings Indian movement and music to Shakespeare’s text, offering a powerful contemporary take on his darkest play.

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PLASTIC FIGURINES

Show is starting at...05 May 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Rose loves her brother Mikey. Mikey loves Rose, Bruce Willis films and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles but hates change. When their mum is diagnosed with leukaemia, their world is plunged into chaos. Plastic Figurines is a funny and moving new play that explores the relationship between siblings with very different views of the world.

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THE FULL ENGLISH

Show is starting at...06 May 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

The Full English is a groundbreaking project delivered by the English Folk Dance and Song Society drawing together the most important early 20th century collections into the most comprehensive searchable database of British folk songs, tunes, dances and customs in the world.

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GYPSY FIRE

Show is starting at...07 May 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Gypsy Fire’s brand new ‘Acoustic Spectacular’ theatre show, propels you on a fabulous musical journey through style and time. Narrated by the mysterious ‘Creator’ this dynamic show combines breathtaking musical performances with an otherworldly theatrical ambience. Featuring the Award winning Ben Holder (violin) Will Barnes and Stuart Carter-Smith (acoustic guitars) and Paul Jefferies (double bass), these four virtuoso musicians weave darkness, excitement, exuberance and great beauty through some of music’s most iconic eras. A feast for the senses!

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RAY PEACOCK: HERE COMES TROUBLE

Show is starting at...08 May 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Ray Peacock has been a very naughty boy recently and it's time to find out why. Join the quadruple Chortle Award nominated comedian and best bit of Peacock & Gamble as he takes you through a myriad of mischief and misdemeanours in an attempt to get to the bottom of what drives a grown man to such infantile behaviour.

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JIMMY CARR

Show is starting at...09 May 2015 to 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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NORSESOME

Show is starting at...12 May 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

From the adventures of Thor to the outrageous pranks of Loki, every story from Norse mythology is packed into this unforgettable hour. Mixing comedy, music, drama and an unhealthy amount of cross-dressing, international award winners Temple Theatre bring you Valhalla-va show.

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DEMON BARBERS XL

Show is starting at...13 May 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

The ‘Disco At The Tavern’ Tour The Demon Barbers return to the concert stage with a new repertoire, extra band members and a modern twist to their multi-award winning Roadshow. The folk music & dance extravaganza of the year!

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STEWART LEE A ROOM WITH A STEW

Show is starting at...13 May 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

A brand new live show with fresh material in preparation for Stewart's next BBC2 series of STEWART LEE’S COMEDY VEHICLE. ‘Remains one of the best stand-ups in the country’ **** Metro. ‘Best comedian in Britain’ ***** Mirror.

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WANDERLUST

Show is starting at...13 May 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Following their five star show End to End about their epic journey across Britain, The Gramophones received an enormous amount of heartfelt stories scribbled on the back of postcards. They then decided to take this story collecting one step further. Armed with a Dictaphone and a pair of wellies they embarked on a journey onboard a mobile library, collecting stories right from people’s doorsteps. These true stories are interwoven with live music and energetic storytelling to make your heart pound and ignite your wanderlust.

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SHADOW BOXING

Show is starting at...15 May 2015 to 16 May 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Shadow Boxing presents a struggle for dignity and respect. It pulls no punches in its depiction of a boxer facing his toughest opponents yet, his personal demons. Cross Cut’s production of Shadow Boxing has been performed in various venues around the UK, in Edinburgh, Italy and New York. The son of a boxer who couldn’t win, Flynn is determined not to end up like his father. He becomes a successful fighter through utter dedication. But is his gruelling training a way of avoiding aspects of himself he’d rather not face? A crisis builds as he moves closer to a title fight, and the play rushes to a shattering conclusion.

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TOM PAXTON 50 YEARS ON TOUR 2015

Show is starting at...16 May 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

50 years on from his first UK tour in 1965, US folk music legend, Tom Paxton, returns to the UK and Ireland in May 2015 to perform seventeen shows. 

 The five decades in between have seen the recording of many enduring songs, and thousands of live performances around the world, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2009.

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PRINCESS IDA - HARROGATE G & S SOCIETY

Show is starting at...21 May 2015 to 23 May 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Feisty and beautiful Princess Ida is a medieval heroine who has founded a women's university to escape an arranged marriage. Her childhood fiance, Prince Hilarion , and his friends, disguise themselves to gain entry with hilarious results. harrogate G & S Society's delightful, comic battle of the sexes combines Gilbert's wicked humour with Sullivans most vibrant music.

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BRYAN FERRY 2015 TOUR

Show is starting at...23 May 2015

Harrogate International Centre

After an impressive set of performances around the world throughout 2014 including the lauded Glastonbury and Coachella debuts, British musical icon Bryan Ferry has announced a 20 date UK tour in May and June 2015. The newly announced dates will feature an incredible set list of both Roxy Music and solo hits, and include songs from Ferry’s forthcoming new album ‘Avonmore’ (released Nov 17th).

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WE CAN BE HEROES

Show is starting at...23 May 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

This is a show about facing your fears and becoming a super hero. Teenagers Patrick and Mark spend their days dodging school bullies, reading comic books and dreaming of escape from their small town home. Then they meet Mr Smith – a real-life super hero, with his own costume and canine sidekick. But as they come into conflict with a group of older boys, will he be able to save them from the gang’s clutches? Inspired by real events and featuring original live music, We Can Be Heroes is a charming and surprisingly moving new story about growing up to be what you always dreamed of.

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EARLY DOORS

Show is starting at...24 May 2015 to 27 May 2015

A Part of 2's Company

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APRIL IN PARIS

Show is starting at...27 May 2015 to 29 May 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Written by John Godber Al and Bet’s relationship is on the rocks. He has recently lost his job, she works in a shoe shop and can only dream of a better life, but things are about to change….

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BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT

Show is starting at...28 May 2015 to 30 May 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Presented by local amateur theatre company Harrogate Dramatic Society. Written by Jeffrey Archer. Accused of the murder of his terminally ill wife,Sir David Metcalfe is locked in legal combat with his old rival in the Central Criminal Court, in a gripping courtroom scene, ending as the jury returns. Act II takes us back in time to the night of Lady Metcalfe's death, ending with a surprise twist.

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THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY

Show is starting at...02 June 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Direct from London's West End, award winning actor Dean Elliott (Buddy Holly in 'Buddy -The Musical') and a full cast of performers tell The Simon and Garfunkel Story using huge projection photos, original film footage and featuring a live band performing hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. ‘Authentic and Exciting’ - The Stage

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FAUST

Show is starting at...03 June 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Sung in English, this dark Gothic tale follows the fortunes of Faust, who weary of life, is contemplating suicide when he encounters Méphistophélès (the Devil). Faust agrees to exchange his soul for eternal youth and the fulfilment of his hedonistic wishes. The resulting journey balances romance and temptation; and is widely regarded as a magical and tuneful masterpiece, based on Goethe’s dramatic poem Faust, one of the great works of European Literature.

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I TOLD YOU THIS WOULD HAPPEN

Show is starting at...05 June 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

This new show takes a look behind the scenes of the boy meets girl story: less Rom Com, and more Rom Con. It's a show about relationships, life scripts and the ‘manosphere’. It's a show about how our misogynistic culture plays out in our intimate relationships. If love is blind, this show is about take your blindfold off... Written and performed by Kathryn Beaumont Directed by Alex Swift Produced by ARC, Stockton on Tees

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MAGIC OF MOTOWN 2015

Show is starting at...05 June 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

The REACH OUT® 50 Years of No1 Hits Tour Britain’s biggest Motown spectacular returns with an all-new, all-star show celebrating 50 years of the label’s legendary artists in the UK. Five-star performances revive 36 classics from the Temptations, Supremes, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie and more, featuring the dance moves, costumes and musicianship made famous by Motown

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ELVIS COSTELLO DETOUR

Show is starting at...06 June 2015

Harrogate International Centre

Following the success of his solo shows earlier this year, Elvis Costello announces a 21-date UK tour called ‘Detour’ in the early summer of 2015. Costello’s solo shows have been some of the most adventurous of his illustrious career.

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ENGLISH GRAND FINAL - ALL ENGLAND THEATRE FESTIVAL FINAL

Show is starting at...06 June 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

The All England Theatre Festival is the prestigious national competition for one-act plays that gives amateur groups of all age ranges the opportunity to perform in a competitive environment under the rigorous gaze of professional adjudicators.

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FRIENDS OF HARROGATE THEATRE TRIP TO THE ROYAL EXCHANGE MANCHESTER

Show is starting at...06 June 2015

Tickets and coach travel from Harrogate to The Royal Exchange Manchester to see The Ghost Train matinee. A play written by Arnold Ridley

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SISTER ACT PRESENTED BY HARROGATE OPERATIC PLAYERS

Show is starting at...09 June 2015 to 12 June 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Harrogate Operatic Players are Spreading the Love Around with SISTER ACT – the sparkling feel good musical comedy which tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent!

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STEPPING OUT

Show is starting at...11 June 2015 to 13 June 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Kamamica Theatre Company present Richard Harris' Stepping Out


THE OCTONAUTS

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

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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

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PINTER 7

Show is starting at...18 June 2015 to 20 June 2015

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Woodlands Drama Group present seven courses of short Pinter plays and sketches in Pinter 7


THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Show is starting at...19 June 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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COUNTERFEIT STONES 2015

Show is starting at...25 June 2015

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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ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL

Show is starting at...27 June 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

The Harrogate Choral is excited at the opportunity to sing again works by John Rutter having had the once in a lifetime experience of singing his Requiem in his presence, a challenge to any choir to lift its performance! His Magnificat, like his other works, is beautifully written for the voice and superbly orchestrated. The society is fortunate indeed to be joined once more by the experienced Amici Ensemble.

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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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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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PONGO'S PARTY

Show is starting at...23 July 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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 feelgood show.

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WHO SHOT THE SHERIFF?

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

Harrogate Theatre Main House

Thwish...thunk! The Sheriff of Nottinghma has been shot. And so begins this whodunnit from Harrohgate 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 action-packed adventure of good versus evil this summer.

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PADDY MCGUINNESS

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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STEWART FRANCIS PUN GENT TOUR

Show is starting at...21 October 2015

Harrogate Royal Hall

On sale from 31st October

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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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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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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GARETH MALONE

Show is starting at...18 December 2015

Harrogate International Centre

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

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