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Picture from NT LIVE: Obsession

Tuesday 30th May at 7.00pm

Nt Live: Obsession

Jude Law (Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in this stage production originally broadcast live in HD from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.

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Thursday 1st June at 7.30pm

Damned United By Red Ladder Theatre Company

Down the stairs…Along the corridor…Round the corner…Into the dressing room… HIS dressing room. Hateful, hateful place. Spiteful, spiteful place. Dirty, dirty Leeds. 1974. Brian Clough, the enfant terrible of British football, tries to redeem his managerial career and reputation by winning the European Cup with his new team. Leeds United.

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Picture from NT LIVE: Peter Pan

Saturday 10th June at 6.00pm

Nt Live: Peter Pan

Captured live in HD at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it.

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Tuesday 13th June at 8.00pm

Thea Gilmore

That Thea Gilmore’s latest album is as ethereal as it is thought-provoking, as bewitching as it is bold, will come as no surprise to her army of admirers. Since releasing her debut as a teenager nearly 20 years ago, the Oxfordshire-raised, Cheshire-based singer and songwriter has gained global acclaim for making music not only of extraordinary beauty, but of rare honesty and insight.

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Picture from Le Vent Du Nord

Wednesday 14th June at 8.00pm

Le Vent Du Nord

Combining a great stage presence with an energetic, dynamic flair, Le Vent du Nord are one of the leading names in Québecois folk music performing original songs inspired from their tradition- a truly fabulous sound! The group never fail to delight crowds with their glorious mix of fiddle and foot-tapping, guitar, accordion, piano, bass, hurdy-gurdy and wonderful four part harmonies.

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Picture from Burton

Wednesday 21st June at 7.30pm


Burton vividly presents the life of the great Welsh actor in his own words from humble beginnings to Hollywood mega-stardom. Beautiful women (not least Liz Taylor), alcohol, wealth, stage and screen are the threads woven into this sad, happy, exuberant often hilarious show.

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Picture from Paul Berriff

Tuesday 27th June at 7.30pm

Paul Berriff

Award winning Yorkshire film maker and photographer Paul Berriff presents 50 years of stories from behind the camera. Featuring The Beatles, the James Bond film set, the Piper Alpha disaster, NASA astronauts and his near death experiences including a helicopter crash and 9/11. An amazing insight into how the drama gets on your TV.

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Picture from Royal Opera House Live: Otello

Wednesday 28th June at 7.15pm

Royal Opera House Live: Otello

Antonio Pappano conducts a new production of Verdi’s thrilling Shakespeare-inspired opera directed by Keith Warner, starring Jonas Kaufmann and Gregory Kunde in the title role. Broadcast live in HD.

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Picture from Kate Rusby

Wednesday 12th July at 8.00pm (7.00pm Doors)

Kate Rusby

Of all the stars in folk music’s wondrous firmament few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby. A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate’s soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel. Inhabiting a lyric with unforced conviction – no matter how old or how modern – she has that rare ability to transport her audience, of touching them emotionally and making each tune live vividly within their experience and imagination.

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Picture from Ross Noble

Thursday 13th July at 8.00pm

Ross Noble

Everybody's favourite randomist is back. As always Ross has lots of stuff backing up in his head and it's time to let it all out. Famed for his super quick freewheeling style and highly imaginative flights of fancy, a Ross Noble show is always an unmissable event.

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Friday 14th July at 8.00pm (7.00pm Doors)


The Levellers have long been and still are, widely acknowledged as one of the best live bands in the UK. But, often overlooked is their impressive back catalogue of recorded music, with the band selling more platinum, gold, and silver albums in the 1990s than any other act. 5 of their 6 Top 40 albums (which spawned 14 Top 40 singles including What A Beautiful Day and One Way), including the number 1 Zeitgeist, were recently re-released.

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Picture from Platform Festival

Saturday 15th July at 1.00pm (12.00pm Doors)

Platform Festival

KT Tunstall
Ward Thomas
Newton Faulkner
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Holly Macve

Stillhouse, Buffalo Skinners, The Grand Old Ukes of York, Beth McCarthy, Bramble Napskins, Rachel Croft, Forgotten Voices Choir & an Access to Music Stage.

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Picture from NT LIVE: Angels in America (Part 1 Millennium Approaches)

Thursday 20 July at 7.00pm

NT Live: Angels In America (part 1 Millennium Approaches)

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

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Picture from NT LIVE: Angels in America (Part 2 Perestroika)

Thursday 27 July at 7.00pm

NT Live: Angels In America (part 2 Perestroika)

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year. Part One: Millennium Approaches will be broadcast live on 20 July 2017. Broadcast live in HD, from the National Theatre, London.

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Picture from The Wizard of Castle Magic by Magic Carpet Theatre

Wednesday 2nd August at 2.30pm

The Wizard Of Castle Magic By Magic Carpet Theatre

Things will never be the same again when the Wizard's nephew, Mickey, and an invisible cat called Catastrophe, arrive at Castle Magic. Will the Wizard teach Mickey any spells? Will Mickey discover the secret in the Spell Chest?

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Thursday 7th September at 7.30pm

Mark Radcliffe

Radio and television presenter, musician, writer, friend of the stars and all round cheese fetishist Mark Radcliffe has been making a little go a long way for several decades now. This show is no exception.

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Wednesday 27th September at 7.30pm

Jason Manford - Sold Out

Jason Manford, is back with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018, which promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit.

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Thursday 28th September at 7.30pm

Jason Manford - Sold Out

Jason Manford, is back with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018, which promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit.

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Picture from Mark Thomas: A Show that Gambles on the Future

Tuesday 3rd October at 8.00pm

Mark Thomas: A Show That Gambles On The Future

Few predicted the events of 2016. And even fewer seem to know where we are going. Mark Thomas sets out to discover what the future has in store for us by collecting and examining his own predictions and those of his audiences before gambling on their outcome.

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Wednesday 15th November at 8.00pm

John Bramwell

John Bramwell hits the road once again, for a key city UK autumn 2017 tour, in support of his brand new solo album Leave Alone the Empty Spaces, to be released in autumn 2017. The former I Am Kloot vocalist, songwriter and guitarist fronts a 6 piece live band for these shows, uniquely including piano and cello.

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Wednesday 22nd November at 8.00pm

Rhiannon Giddens

Following the release of her second solo album Freedom Highway, Rhiannon Giddens, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and founding member of Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, will tour the UK and Ireland this autumn including a date at PAC.

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Picture from Tom Russell

Tuesday 28th November at 8.00pm

Tom Russell

Singer-songwriter, painter, essayist - Tom Russell has recorded thirty five highly acclaimed records, & published five books and had songs recorded be Johnny Cash, Nanci Griffith, K.D. Lang, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and a hundred others. He was once described as being Johnny Cash, Jim Harrison and Charles Bukowski rolled into one.

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