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Picture from THE SNOW BEAR by Hearthside Tales

Tuesday 16th February at 2.30pm

The Snow Bear By Hearthside Tales

Come and sit by the fire for a wintry tale with live music and magic, puppets and projections and a beautiful miniature theatre packed full of delights. The Snow Bear is inspired by Norwegian folk tales and tells the story of a polar bear who is a carried away from his arctic home.

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Picture from THE PICTURE OF DOREEN GRAY by LipService Theatre

Saturday 20th February at 7.30pm

The Picture Of Doreen Gray By Lipservice Theatre

Be careful what you wish for! Celebrity presenter Doreen Gray has it all – a drive time radio show, a high ratings lifestyle programme and a career that is the envy of all her old chums. But hitting 50 she finds her face no longer fits the bill. The acclaimed LipService take Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray and give it a modern twist to observe the hazards of ageing in the public eye.

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Picture from NT LIVE: As You Like It

Thursday 25th February at 7.00pm

Nt Live: As You Like It

Rosalie Craig headlines this lively new take on Shakespeare's much-loved comedy.

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Picture from NT LIVE: Hangmen

Thursday 3rd March at 7.00pm

Nt Live: Hangmen

Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen, broadcast live in HD by National Theatre Live.

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Picture from I Love to Sing: Anne Reid

Thursday 10th March at 7.30pm

I Love To Sing: Anne Reid

Anne Reid and her musical director Jason Carr present an evening of songs and and memories ......filming with Daniel Craig....performing Shakespeare at Buckingham Palace....making Last Tango in Halifax!

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Picture from THE RAILWAY CHILDREN (125mins)

Monday 28th March at 1.00pm

The Railway Children (125mins)

E. Nesbit’s family favourite 'The Railway Children' follows the story of Roberta (Bobbie), Phyllis and Peter, three sheltered siblings who suffer a huge upheaval when their father is falsely imprisoned.

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Picture from MARVELLOUS IMAGINARY MENAGERIE by Les Enfants Terribles

Saturday 2nd April at 3.00pm

Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie By Les Enfants Terribles

Join Dr Longitude on his hilarious quest for imaginary animals in the most magnifical, tremendible and fantasticulous show in town!

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Picture from BLACK DYKE BAND

Sunday 3rd April at 3.00pm

Black Dyke Band

Black Dyke Band is one of the world’s most famous brass bands, with 160 years of rich musical history. In 2014, the band won the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain for a record 23rd time, and the British Open Championship for the 30th time – another record.

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Picture from Omid Djalili

Wednesday 13th April at 8.00pm

Omid Djalili

Omid Djalili is an award-winning stand-up and an acclaimed actor. Intelligent, sometimes provocative, always entertaining, his stand-up is an energetic and captivating comedy masterclass.

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Friday 22nd - Saturday 23rd April at 8.00pm

Henning Wehn - Sold Out

Join the German Comedy Ambassador for Teutonic jolliness at its best. Expect some old favourites and plenty of new ideas. Some might call it work-in-progress but Henning prefers to describe it as masterpiece-under-construction.

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Picture from HOW THE KOLA LEARNT TO HUG by The People's Theatre Company

Saturday 30th April at 3.00pm

How The Kola Learnt To Hug By The People's Theatre Company

How The Koala Learnt To Hug has been adapted from Steven Lee’s popular collection of short stories, published under the title How The Koala Learnt To Hug and Other Australian Fairytales.

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Wednesday 4th May at 7.30pm

Debt Collectors By Reform Theatre Company

Performed by Reform Theatre (Thick as Thieves, Bouncers, Me & Me Dad, Burt N Joyce), The Debt Collectors is a brand new comedy from the nation's favourite playwright, John Godber, author of international hits Bouncers, Up N Under and Teechers.

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Thursday 5th May at 8.00pm

Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell is a country music artist based in New York City. Born in Nashville, TN, she came to New York to attend Columbia College, and found that her abiding interest in country music helped her stay connected with her family roots.

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Picture from Rob Beckett

Friday 6th May at 8.00pm

Rob Beckett

Beckett's back with a brand-new hour of funnies and he's taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread! Star of BBC1's Live at the Apollo, BBC2's Mock the Week & Channel 4's 8 out of 10 Cats

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Picture from Gyles Brandreth: Word Power!

Monday 9th May at 7.30pm

Gyles Brandreth: Word Power!

‘No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest.’ Only words can do that. Language is power. Words are magic.

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Thursday 12th May at 8.00pm

The Upbeat Beatles

Over two hours of non-stop music – from She Loves You to I Am The Walrus and beyond – this band will have you dancing in the aisles from the very beginning.

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Picture from Teddy Thompson with Kelly Jones + Sunny Ozell

Saturday 21st May at 8.00pm

Teddy Thompson With Kelly Jones + Sunny Ozell

“Life is full of little windows that open now and then…” On their debut collaboration, Teddy Thompson and KellyJones give listeners ten engaging views of the joys and sorrows of love and the vagaries of the human heart – from wide-eyed wonderment (‘Wondering’) to lingering nostalgia (‘I Thought That We Said Goodbye’), from promises (”‘Make A Wish On Me’) and pleas (‘Don’t Remind Me’) to sad self-deception (‘Better At Lying’).

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Picture from  Mark Watson: I'm Not Here

Sunday 22nd May at 7.30pm

Mark Watson: I'M Not Here

'Terrifyingly funny' (The Times), 'Belly laugh brilliant...the audience was weeping with laughter' (Time Out), 'Mark Watson is a Prodigy' (The Guardian) Mark Watson (multi-award-winning star of numerous TV shows including Dave's Road to Rio, BBC's We Need Answers, Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You,and his own cult Radio 4 series Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better and Mark Watson Talks A Bit About Life) returns with the follow-up show to his highly celebrated and successful ‘Flaws’.

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Picture from RSC LIVE: Hamlet

Wednesday 8th June at 7.00pm

Rsc Live: Hamlet

Rising star Paapa Essiedu takes the title role in Shakespeare's great tragedy, broadcast live in HD from the Bard's home town. Prince Hamlet has got it all.

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Picture from EDDI READER plus Support

Saturday 11th June at 8.00pm

Eddi Reader Plus Support

Brought into the limelight by Fairground Attraction, Eddi Reader saw their single ‘Perfect’ and parent album First of a Million Kisses both top the British charts.

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Wednesday 22nd June at 8.00pm

The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams

Called everything from ‘hillbilly-Pink Floyd’ to ‘folk-pop’ to ‘surreal americana’, New York’s Slambovian Circus of Dreams (AKA The Grand Slambovians) “is a riveting, mesmerizing, crazy, amazing machine of music.” – Chronogram Magazine.

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Picture from BRANAGH THEATRE LIVE: Romeo & Juliet

Thursday 8th July at 7.15pm

Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo & Juliet

Kenneth Branagh reunites his Cinderella stars for a modern version of the Bard's great tragedy. Young lovers Romeo (Richard Madden) and Juliet (Lily James) are caught up in a longstanding feud between Verona's Montague and Capulet families.

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Picture from The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Wednesday 13th July at 8.00pm

The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain

The world renowned all-singing, all-plucking superstars return with their toe-tapping music, hilarious banter, and sheer superlative entertainment. Last year they celebrated 30 Plucking Years of ukulele action, this year they will have been active for One Billion Seconds.

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