Harrogate Celebrates Pride and Diversity!

Harrogate Theatre celebrates Pride and Diversity this June by offering a brilliant line up of shows which encompass life and all of its diversity. 

What's more ticket's are just £5!

Gender Rebels | Harrogate Theatre | MON 13 JUN | 7.30pm

Presented by Yorkshire Silents, Harrogate Film Society and Harrogate Theatre

Queer goings-on in this double bill of silent film comedy with an original improvised score on the piano.

The double bill kicks off with What’s the World Coming To? (1926). Written in part by up-and-coming comedian Stan Laurel and produced by Laurel and Hardy's producer, Hal Roach, this cross-dressing comedy is set 100 years in the future in a world in which women are on top and have switched roles with men.

It’s perfectly complemented here by Rowdy Ann (1919) - a hilarious comedy western starring lesbian actor-producer, Fay Tincher. Ann is one tough, rough cowgirl, so her folks pack her off East to college hoping she’ll come back a lady. But once there, it's not long before she is putting the men in their place.

The double bill will be complemented with a couple of LGBT/queer shorts from the silent era.

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Barely Visible | St Wilfid's Church Hall | TUE 14 JUN | 8pm

An empowering physical solo performance that brings focus to common issues that queer women face, including sexualisation, (fe)male gaze and what it really feels like to live in the shadows. Incorporating the use of a 100-kilo vertical pole, acclaimed dance theatre artist, Rowena Gander, explores control and visibility in this moving and powerful semiautobiographical performance.

“Unmissable piece of theatre” – Uncover Liverpool

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How To Be Lucky | Harrogate Theatre |WED 15 JUN | 7.30pm

A deeply emotional journey into the reality of ordinary people living through extraordinary circumstances. Following many dozens of in-depth interviews and conversations with Syrian refugees, it examines the realities-spanning seven years of an ordinary family forced through many emotional and physical trials, across many countries, to stay alive and stay together, against the odds and to rebuild a future.

*Each performance will be followed by a Q&A with the director and the actor.

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Retake, Remake! | Harrogate Theatre | THU 16 JUN | 7.30pm

The Lawnmowers Theatre Ensemble present a show where the actors take back films made about learning disabled and disabled people but without learning disabled or disabled actors. In a fun and sometimes profoundly moving way, they question this practice and replay snippets of these films through the art of lip-syncing and stylised movement.

“Packed with bags of humour and directed by Jan-Willem Van Den Bosch with fierce, kinetic energy, Retake, Remake is slyly funny, gloriously kitschy fun” – Exeunt

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