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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 Cardboard Joe & The Book of Mysteries

Saturday 29th October at 2.30pm

Cardboard Joe & The Book Of Mysteries

A family adventure with you at the heart. With a live animator, a musician and a storyteller this is a show that you control. Make sure you’re ready for loads of joining in as you and Joe decide together what happens in this mega-new, mega-awesome adventure.

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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 Rob Beckett (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday 9th November at 8.00pm

Rob Beckett (sold Out)

Rob Beckett returns to PAC with his Mouth of The South tour, a brand-new show of funnies and he's taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread! Star of BBC1’s Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You?, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Cats Does Countdown, BBC2’s Mock The Week, ITV’s Play To The Whistle, and ITV2’s Celebrity Juice.

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Picture from Pocklington Flower Club

Monday 14th November at 7.00pm

Pocklington Flower Club

Pocklington Flower Club are delighted to present Andrew Grisewood for a fun-filled evening of hilarious stories and fantastic floral displays.

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Picture from Spillikin (A Love Story) by Pipeline Theatre

Tuesday 15th November at 7.30pm

Spillikin (a Love Story) By Pipeline Theatre

It’s the 70s. Sally likes Debbie Harry, while socially inept teenage technophile Raymond likes making robots; they’re an unlikely pair. Flash forward to 2030. After a long, childless and sometimes bumpy marriage, Sally has Alzheimers. Before Raymond died he created a robot, uploaded with his memories from their life together, to keep her company.

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Picture from Alan Bennett's Diaries Live

Wednesday 16th November at 8.00pm

Alan Bennett'S Diaries Live

This unmissable live event will take a candid look into the mind of Alan Bennett, Britain’s best-loved writer, who, at 82, shows no signs of slowing down. This live broadcast will include a screening of Alan Bennett’s Diaries, a new film about the writer, followed by an exclusive Q&A with Alan Bennett from his local library in Primrose Hill.

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Picture from Joe Brown (SOLD OUT)

Thursday 17th November at 8.00pm

Joe Brown (sold Out)

Joe Brown MBE is unique, a genuine one off. With a history that spans music hall, skiffle, Rock ‘N’ Roll, Theatre, Films, TV, Radio and even Circus (his Grandfather performed with Buffalo Bill), there aren’t many that can claim such an entertaining background. He is one the very few to have successfully traversed the years and the genres and still be contemporary.

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Picture from Acoustic Blues & Roots House Party

Saturday 18th November at 8.00pm

Acoustic Blues & Roots House Party

Acclaimed musicians Michael Messer & Robbie McIntosh will present a memorable evening of of blues & roots music in the relaxed and intimate setting of the venue's studio, caberat style.

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Picture from Michael Messer's Acoustic Blues & Roots Weekend

Friday 17th November – Sunday 19th November

Michael Messer'S Acoustic Blues & Roots Weekend

A weekend of guitar and slide guitar tuition - plus jam sessions, student performances, great company, and a special Saturday night concert. This is a weekend for anyone interested in playing acoustic guitar and slide guitar in blues and roots styles. All levels are welcome. Acoustic instruments only.

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Picture from Christmas Cocktail Demonstration

Thursday 24th November at 7.30pm

Christmas Cocktail Demonstration

Learn how to mix, mash and muddle to create the perfect cocktails for the festive season. Join Jules of Fusion Event Bars for an evening of inspiring ideas, tasting and recipes to spice up your Christmas. Suitable for the cocktail novice or the aspiring connoisseur.

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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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Picture from Punchline 'Christmas' Comedy Club featuring Rob Auton, Tom Binns & Special Guests

Friday 16th December at 8.00pm (7.00pm Doors)

Punchline 'Christmas' Comedy Club Featuring Rob Auton, Tom Binns & Special Guests

It has sold-out for ten years in a row, it has a fantastic line-up featuring some of the best names on the national circuit and it will sell-out very quickly. Advance booking advised.

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Picture from Father Christmas Needs a Wee by TaleGate Theatre Productions

Wednesday 21st December at 2.30pm

Father Christmas Needs A Wee By Talegate Theatre Productions

Father Christmas is back on his rounds… and he still needs a WEE! At every house Father Christmas eats and drinks the tasty treats that have been left for him. But when he reaches number ten he realises that he’s forgotten to do something rather important and he really, really, really needs a WEE!

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Picture from THE SEARCHERS

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 Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?

Thursday 19th & Friday 20th January at 8.00pm

Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?

As seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Celebrity Juice, Hebburn, Live At The Apollo and various newspapers when he was wrongly arrested in a hotel in his underpants.

Is that Chris Ramsey? Yes it is. Get tickets while you can.

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Sunday 22nd January at 7.30pm

Cocktail Demonstration

Learn how to mix, mash and muddle to create the perfect cocktails for Winter & Spring. Join Jules of Fusion Event Bars for an evening of inspiring ideas, tasting and recipes to take away the winter blues. Suitable for the cocktail novice or the aspiring connoisseur.

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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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Tuesday 7th March at 8.00pm

Oyster 3

Oysterband from a different angle… By popular demand, Oysters 3 take to the road again in 2017. John Jones, Alan Prosser and Ian Telfer, the three founder members and creative heart of folk-rock legends Oysterband

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Picture from Mark Thomas - POSTPONED

Thursday 23rd March at 8.00pm

Mark Thomas - Postponed

Multi award-winning comic/activist Mark Thomas performed his first gigs in The Red Shed in Wakefield, a 47-foot-long wooden hut that doubles up as a Labour Club. Three decades later he returns to celebrate its 50th birthday, entwining the story of his political coming of age with the tale of the people who inspired him. The struggle for hope and survival in a shed, a story of strikes, fights, dinner ladies and beer; friendship, love, memory and above all belief. Theatre, stand-up, journalism, activism and a small amount of help from the audience.

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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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