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Picture from NT LIVE: Deep Blue Sea

Thursday 1st September at 7.00pm

Nt Live: Deep Blue Sea

Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production.

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Friday 9th September at 7.30pm


A different kind of theatre show is coming to Pocklington Arts Centre this September as performers Laura Mugridge and Tom Adams introduce audiences to Bookish. The show is inspired by two different books and audiences get to choose which two they see from a choice of five

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Wednesday 14th September at 8.00pm

Gordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boys

Hailing from Prince Edward Island, the award-winning Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys serve up old-time roots music and Western Swing with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar. If ever someone was deserving of the nickname "Crazy Legs", it just might be fiddler Gordie MacKeeman.

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Picture from HOW TO MAKE A KILLING IN BOLLYWOOD by Northumberland Theatre Company

Wednesday 21st September at 7.30pm

How To Make A Killing In Bollywood By Northumberland Theatre Company

This is a musical comedy about two best friends who decide to quit their jobs in a fast food restaurant and head to Bollywood in search of fame and fortune.

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Picture from THE ENID

Friday 23rd September at 8.00pm

The Enid

The Enid were the first band to be funded entirely by their fans. This was a revolutionary concept when first deployed and led to the current situation with bands as diverse as Marillion, Radiohead and Hawkwind following this lead.

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Thursday 6th October at 8.00pm

Otis Gibbs

Otis Gibbs is an American alt-country singer-songwriter and podcaster who has gained a cult following since releasing his first album in 2002.

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Picture from NT LIVE: The Threepenny Opera (Encore Screening) (15)

Monday 10th October at 7.00pm

Nt Live: The Threepenny Opera (encore Screening) (15)

A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. London scrubs up for the coronation.

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Picture from Jeremy Hardy

Friday 14th October at 8.00pm

Jeremy Hardy

Jeremy Hardy is in his 4th decade as a stand-up this year. That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 32 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 32 years to go. In 2014, the tenth series of Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation was broadcast on Radio 4.

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Picture from MISS SAIGON: 25th Anniversary Performance (15) (180mins)

Sunday 16th October at 3.00pm

Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance (15) (180mins)

The legendary Miss Saigon, in cinemas for one night only. This spectacular, sell-out 25th Anniversary Gala Performance of the global stage sensation also features appearances by the original cast including Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga.

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Picture from JOURNEY'S END by Immersion Theatre

Wednesday 19th October at 7.30pm

Journey's End By Immersion Theatre

March 1918. “The war to end all wars”.
Anxiety builds in Captain Stanhope’s claustrophobic dugout as the threat of an imminent German attack looms over the battalion. As final orders are received, Stanhope must stir his men to overcome the uncertainty of the unknown, make the ultimate sacrifice and prepare to “go over the top” in a truly heart wrenching climax.

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Picture from BRANAGH THEATRE LIVE: The Entertainer

Thursday 27th October at 7.00pm

Branagh Theatre Live: The Entertainer

Kenneth Branagh stars in John Osborne's modern classic set against the dying days of the music hall. This has at its centre the memorably sad, middle-aged figure of fading music-hall star Archie Rice, whose failing career is set against the backdrop of post-Colonial decline and personal tragedy.

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Picture from Royal Opera House Live: Norma

Sunday 2nd November at 2.00pm

Royal Opera House Live: Norma

Antonio Pappano conducts a wonderful cast led by Sonya Yoncheva, Joseph Calleja and Sonia Ganassi in a new production of Bellini’s operatic masterpiece, directed by Àlex Ollé of La Fura dels Baus.

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Picture from Martyn Joseph

Friday 4th November at 8.00pm

Martyn Joseph

Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other.
He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”, but there are also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be – but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives.

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Tuesday 8th November at 8.00pm

Hayseed Dixie

Hayseed Dixie was formed in the summer of 2000 on the front porch of a cabin in the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee, when after drinking enough whiskey to float a battleship across the Sahara Desert, it became suddenly obvious to the boys that the "Lost Highway" of Hank Williams and the "Highway To Hell" of AC/DC were the same damned road.

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Picture from An Evening with Lesley Garrett

Thursday 8th December at 7.30pm

An Evening With Lesley Garrett

Join Britain’s most popular soprano for a delightful evening of song, reminiscences and chat. Her behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes will give audiences a unique insight into her life on the stage. Never far from our screens and stages Lesley will be touring with Opera North this year and has a new album of traditional songs out in April.

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Picture from Royal Opera House Live: The Nutcracker

Sunday 11th December at 2.00pm

Royal Opera House Live: The Nutcracker

The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

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Thursday 12th January at 8.00pm

The Searchers

The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry.

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Wednesday 18th January at 7.30pm

The Pitmen Poets

The Pitmen Poets features four of North East England’s leading champions of its musical heritage: Ex-Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, renowned singer and instrumentalist Bob Fox (National Theatre's War Horse)...

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Picture from Royal Opera House Live: II Trovatore

Tuesday 31st January at 7.15pm

Royal Opera House Live: Ii Trovatore

The first revival of David Bösch’s new production for The Royal Opera, with two casts including Maria Agresta, Roberto Alagna, Lianna Haroutounian and Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

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Thursday 9th February at 7.30pm

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius. His impeccable timing, misfiring magic, trademark fez and quick-fire gags made him an international star. "Just Like That!" embarks on a nationwide tour after sell-out success at the West End's Museum of Comedy.

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Picture from JAY RAYNER – The Ten (Food) Commandments

Thursday 16th February at 7.30pm

Jay Rayner – The Ten (food) Commandments

The original Ten Commandments have very little to offer when it comes to the complex business of how and what we eat. Now the award-winning restaurant critic and Masterchef judge Jay Rayner has decided it’s time to act.

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Picture from Royal Opera House Live: The Sleeping Beauty

Tuesday 28th February at 7.00pm

Royal Opera House Live: The Sleeping Beauty

Celebrate 70 years of The Royal Ballet’s landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet and enter an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells, to glorious music by Tchaikovsky.

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Picture from Royal Opera House Live: Madama Butterfly

Thursday 30th March at 7.15pm

Royal Opera House Live: Madama Butterfly

Antonio Pappano and Renato Balsadonna conduct two great casts led by Ermonela Jaho and Ana María Martínez in Puccini’s deeply poignant opera.

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