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BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL - WORLD TOUR

Show is starting at...24 April 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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


MONTY DON

Show is starting at...25 April 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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HYENA COMEDY CLUB APRIL 2014

Show is starting at...26 April 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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

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SIMON EVANS

Show is starting at...29 April 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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CRAIG CAMPBELL

Show is starting at...30 April 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

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

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KISSING SID JAMES

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

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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PAUL CHOWDHRY 14

Show is starting at...04 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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MARK THOMAS 100 ACTS OF MINOR DISSENT

Show is starting at...07 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

Show is starting at...08 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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JOSH WIDDICOMBE

Show is starting at...09 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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SPIERS AND BODEN

Show is starting at...10 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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GRUMPY OLD WOMEN

Show is starting at...12 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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LIAM WILLIAMS

Show is starting at...12 May 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

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

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WAR CORRESPONDENTS

Show is starting at...14 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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

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COUNTERFEIT STONES

Show is starting at...15 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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CHOOSE YOUR OWN DOCUMENTARY

Show is starting at...16 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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NORTHERN MAGIC CIRCLE PRESENTS CHILDREN'S SHOWTIME

Show is starting at...17 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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NORTHERN MAGIC CIRCLE PRESENTS THE STARS OF MAGIC SHOW

Show is starting at...18 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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HMS PINAFORE PRESENTED BY HARROGATE GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY

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

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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THE LOVE PROJECT

Show is starting at...23 May 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

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

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ERNEST AND THE PALE MOON

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

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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THE WORRIED WALRUS

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

Harrogate Studio Theatre

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

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SCIENCE MUSEUM LIVE: THE ENERGY SHOW

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

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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HYENA COMEDY CLUB MAY 2014

Show is starting at...31 May 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

Line-up includes: Steve Shanyaski and Mickey Sharma

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THEA GILMORE

Show is starting at...01 June 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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AN ICY MAN

Show is starting at...05 June 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Part of Harrogate Theatre's 2s Company Festival

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

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

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When We Are Married

WHEN WE ARE MARRIED

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

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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I WISH I WAS LONELY

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

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Part of Harrogate Theatre's 2s Company Festival

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

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

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LE GRAND VOYAGE

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

Presented by Harrogate Theatre & Il Pixel Rosso

Part of Harrogate Theatre's 2’s Company Festival

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


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

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

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

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OKLAHOMA! - HARROGATE OPERATIC PLAYERS

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

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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THE MOUSETRAP

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

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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I'll Be Back Before Midnight

I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT

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

Harrogate Studio Theatre

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

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LIFE CYCLE

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

Harrogate Studio Theatre

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

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THE BOOK

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

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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PAST MASTERS MIDSUMMER JUKEBOX CONCERT

Show is starting at...26 June 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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SURFIN' USA

Show is starting at...27 June 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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HYENA COMEDY CLUB JUNE 2014

Show is starting at...28 June 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

Line up includes Carl Donnelly, Rob Rouse & Andre Vincent

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LOST BOY RACER

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

Harrogate Theatre Main House

In celebration of the Tour de France Grand Depart 2014.

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

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John Cooper Clarke

LA GRAND VISITE

Show is starting at...05 July 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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LE GRAND VOYAGE DU GRAND DEPART

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

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Presented by Harrogate Theatre & Il Pixel Rosso

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


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

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

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

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TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA

Show is starting at...07 July 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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SING-A-LONG-A-GREASE

Show is starting at...10 July 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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JASON MANFORD FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS

Show is starting at...11 July 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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ALI COOK - THE ART OF ASTONISHMENT

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

Harrogate Studio Theatre

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

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GORDIE MACKEEMAN & HIS RHYTHM BOYS

Show is starting at...21 July 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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THE TWIST 2014

Show is starting at...25 July 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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HYENA COMEDY CLUB JULY 2014

Show is starting at...26 July 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

Line up includes Justin Moorhouse & Jonathan Mayor

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THE WITCHES PRESENTED BY HARROGATE YOUTH THEATRE

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

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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AGES AGO, TRYING A DRAMATIST & TRIAL BY JURY

Show is starting at...11 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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ENGAGED SECOND FLOOR THEATRE

Show is starting at...12 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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FALLEN FARIES SEMI-STAGED

Show is starting at...12 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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THE GRAND DUKE POCKET G & S

Show is starting at...13 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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


PIRATES OF PENZANCE BIRMINGHAM UNI G & S SOC.

Show is starting at...14 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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STRICTLY MUSIC HALL

Show is starting at...15 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House




THE GONDOLIERS DAUNTLESS THEATRE

Show is starting at...15 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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THE MIKADO FESTIVAL YOUTH PRODUCTION

Show is starting at...16 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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PIRATES OF PENZANCE LEEDS G & S SOC.

Show is starting at...17 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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IOLANTHE YORK UNIVERSITY G & S SOCIETY

Show is starting at...18 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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THE SORCERER

Show is starting at...19 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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IOLANTHE - HULL UNIVERSITY G & S

Show is starting at...20 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House


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PIRATES OF PENZANCE SOUTHAMPTON UNI G & S SOC

Show is starting at...21 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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HMS PINAFORE KINGS COLLEGE LONDON G & S SOC

Show is starting at...22 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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TOSCA HERITAGE OPERA

Show is starting at...26 August 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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BOUNCERS

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

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

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TOM STADE DECISIONS DECISIONS

Show is starting at...07 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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HAL CRUTTENDEN

Show is starting at...08 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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ANDY ZALTZMAN

Show is starting at...09 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

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

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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CHRIS MARTIN - RESONSIBILLINESS

Show is starting at...09 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

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

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival

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PETE FIRMAN TRICKSTER

Show is starting at...09 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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JASON BYRNE IN YOU NAME THE SHOW

Show is starting at...10 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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CARDINAL BURNS

Show is starting at...11 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

British Comedy Award winning and BAFTA nominated duo Cardinal Burns are hitting the road. Following their second series on Channel 4, the duo are ready to unleash a torrent of never-before-seen characters and familiar faces from the series all over your lovely town. Previous live shows have sold out in London, Edinburgh and Melbourne, and now the boys are ready to sell out all over again with their absurd, anarchic and unpredictable tapas of character comedy.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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JIMEOIN

Show is starting at...12 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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THE NOISE NEXT DOOR

Show is starting at...12 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

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

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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CHRIS RAMSEY

Show is starting at...15 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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GARY DELANEY

Show is starting at...16 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

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

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

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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JAMES ACASTER - RECOGNISE

Show is starting at...16 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

P Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee 2012 & 2013. James Acaster has something he’s been meaning to tell you. He’s been putting it off for some time. You might want to sit down. Expect whimsical rabbiting on and awkward physicality throughout. As seen on Nevermind the Buzzcocks and 8 Out of 10 Cats. Heard on James Acaster’s Findings (Radio 4) and The Josh Widdicombe Show (XFM)

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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MORGAN AND WEST

Show is starting at...16 October 2014

Harrogate Studio Theatre

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

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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MARK WATSON

Show is starting at...17 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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OTTONE

Show is starting at...31 October 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

Part of Harrogate Theatre's Opera Festival

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LIFE ON THE MOON (IL MUNDO DELLA LUNA)

Show is starting at...01 November 2014

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

Part of Harrogate Theatre's Opera Festival

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CINDERELLA

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

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

Cinderella is brimming with all the magic and mayhem you’ve come to expect from Harrogate Theatre’s pantomime. Come see it – you’ll have a ball!
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THE WHITE ROSE PLAYERS BOOK

Show is starting at...14 December 2014

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


THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS

Show is starting at...12 February 2015

Harrogate Theatre Main House

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

 
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