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Gala Christmas Concert

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Shepherd Group Brass Band

Friday 19 December to Saturday 20 December 2014

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Music Night's 21st Birthday Party

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Music Night is a fundraising concert for the Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 21 December 2014

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The Wind in the Willows

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Comedy, music and action in a fun family show

Oddsocks

Saturday 10 January 2015

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York City Gospel Choir - Gospel Night!

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A return of this wonderful choir providing an evening of uplifting & joyous music for all.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Saturday 31 January 2015

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Upcoming Events in the Theatre
December 2014
Gala Christmas ConcertShepherd Group Brass Band19 – 20 December
Music Night's 21st Birthday PartyJoseph Rowntree Theatre21 December
January 2015
The Wind in the WillowsOddsocks10 January
York City Gospel Choir - Gospel Night!Joseph Rowntree Theatre31 January
February 2015
CinderellaPatricia Veale School of Dance 6 – 7 February
Trip The Light - YSJ Dance CompetitionYork St John Dance14 February
The History BoysPick Me Up Theatre20 – 28 February
Our Day OutPick Me Up Theatre21 – 28 February
March 2015
The 39 StepsRowntree Players 5 – 7 March
Music NightJoseph Rowntree Theatre 8 March
The Wedding SingerYork St John Musical Production Society12 – 14 March
A Little Night MusicYork Musical Theatre Company18 – 21 March
The WizFlying Ducks Youth Theatre26 – 28 March
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Gala Christmas Concert

Shepherd Group Brass Band

19 December to 20 December

All four of the Shepherd Group Brass Bands entertain in this extremely popular Gala Christmas Concert to get you in the festive mood.

Friday 19 December 7:30pm

Saturday 20 December 7:30pm

Tickets: All tickets £10.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Nicola Harper — 01904 655076

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Music Night's 21st Birthday Party

Music Night is a fundraising concert for the Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

21 December

Join us as we celebrate 21 years of Music Night. This evening of popular songs, including music from stage and screen, features local artists who have performed in Music Night concerts over the last 21 years.

Musical Director: Don Pears

Sunday 21 December 6:30pm

Tickets: £9.00, concessions £8.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

01904 639117

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The Wind in the Willows

Comedy, music and action in a fun family show

Oddsocks

10 January

Join Mole, Ratty, Badger and the boisterous, bumptious, loud and lovable Toad as the adventure of a lifetime unravels on the riverbank.

Watch out for the dangerous weasels, stoats and ferrets from the wild wood along the way!

Live music, hilarious comedy and exciting adventure from the ever popular Oddsocks as they turn their inimitable, clever and funny hands to this classic tale of boats, cars, trains and washerwomen!

Saturday 10 January 7:30pm

Tickets: £17.00; Concessions £14.00; Child £11.00; Family £48.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Oddsocks Productions — 01332 258328

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York City Gospel Choir - Gospel Night!

A return of this wonderful choir providing an evening of uplifting & joyous music for all.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

31 January

A fundraising performance in aid of the Theatre.

  • Wonderful choir, excellent harmonies, brilliant soloists - so glad I came!
  • Amazing inspirational music...a really powerful performance.

Saturday 31 January 7:30pm

Tickets: £8.00 (£7.00 concessions)

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

TicketSource

Email tickets@jrtheatre.co.uk — 01904 639117

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Cinderella

Cinderella ballet with a Charleston twist in Jazz & Tap

Patricia Veale School of Dance

6 February to 7 February

A magical story of the Cinderella ballet with a Charleston twist in Jazz & Tap.

An enchanting show for young children and all ages.

Friday 6 February 7:30pm

Saturday 7 February 2:30pm

Saturday 7 February 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults £14.00 Concessions £10.50

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Patricia Veale School of Dance — 01904 799640

Email mickelaclarey@live.co.uk

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Trip The Light - YSJ Dance Competition

York St John University’s second dance competition held at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre by YSJ Dance Club.

York St John Dance

14 February

Universities from around the country come and join us at the theatre to compete in categories including Tap, Ballet, Street and Contemporary at intermediate and advanced levels.

A fun day to be had by all those involved.

Saturday 14 February 10:00am

Tickets: £10.00 for competitors; £4.00 for spectators

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Joe Gurski – joe.gurski@yorksj.ac.uk

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The History Boys

Britain's Favourite Play

Pick Me Up Theatre

20 February to 28 February

Voted the "nation's favourite play" and hailed as "life-enhancing" when it first opened at the National Theatre, Alan Bennett's The History Boys is being staged at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre in York as part of a Pick Me Up Theatre school-themed double bill with Willy Russell's Our Day Out.

In a Northern town in the late 1980s, eight boys are being groomed for Oxbridge.

Hector, the eccentric English master, teaches the boys poetry that he hopes will prepare them for the ‘long littleness of life’.

But the league-table-obsessed Headmaster is not willing to leave them in Hector’s hands alone, and to complement him and the much put-upon history teacher Mrs Lintott, the Head employs Mr Irwin, a young teacher with a unique view on history, and how to get into Oxbridge.

As if soaking up Auden, Housman and understanding the causes of the Second World War weren’t taxing enough, the boys have also to try and unravel their emerging sexualities, and discover what school, university and education are really about.

Featuring: Joe Hudson, Lee West, Riley Anderson, Daniel McGuinness, Sam Baxter, Will Campbell-Burrell, George Stagnell and Sam Hird as THE HISTORY BOYS with lan Small as Hector, Adam Tomlinson as The Headmaster joined by Neil Foster and Barbara Johnson as teachers Mr lrwin and Mrs Lintott.

Friday 20 February 7:30pm

Saturday 21 February 7:30pm

Monday 23 February 7:30pm

Wednesday 25 February 7:30pm

Thursday 26 February 7:30pm

Saturday 28 February 2:30pm Matinée

Tickets: £12.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

Pick Me Up Theatre Online Booking

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Our Day Out

Willy Russell's classic musical

Pick Me Up Theatre

21 February to 28 February

Our Day Out was a massive TV hit when it was originally written in 1976 – and in 2009 Willy Russell re-worked the script and added some fantastic songs (the songs and music co-written with director Bob Eaton) to create Our Day Out – The Musical.

Willy Russell said it was "one of the very very best theatrical experiences of my life – I can’t wait to do it again”.

A very funny and heartwarming story, Mrs Kay’s Progress Class are all on board and bound for Alton Towers until Mr Briggs gets on board! The destination changes to a zoo in North Wales but there is no stopping the fun on a trip for the class that always gets left behind.

Big dance numbers, instantly recognisable characters and songs so catchy you’ll be singing them for weeks, all feature.

"I’m in love with Sir
But Sir doesn’t care
Cos Sir’s in love with her
Over there
With the hair
The bleedin’ mare"

Our Day Out is playing alongside Alan Bennett's The History Boys in a school-themed Pick Me Up Theatre season at York's Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Saturday 21 February 2:30pm Matinée

Sunday 22 February 2:30pm Matinée

Tuesday 24 February 7:30pm

Friday 27 February 7:30pm

Saturday 28 February 7:30pm

Tickets: £12.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

Pick Me Up Theatre Online Booking

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The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps is a melodrama adapted from the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock and rewritten by Patrick Barlow in 2005.

Rowntree Players

5 March to 7 March

The story is a classic portrayal of one man's flight from wrong accusation through a series of improbable adventures as he is pursued by the authorities. Romance comes from him being handcuffed to a woman, with whom he ultimately falls in love. Finally, the true villains are exposed and our hero is vindicated.

Thursday 5 March 7:30pm

Friday 6 March 7:30pm

Saturday 7 March 7:30pm

Tickets: £12.00; Concessions: £10.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Rowntree Players Booking — 07927 026071

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Music Night

Music Night is a fundraising concert for the Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

8 March

Now in it's 22nd year! Songs from across the repertoire including songs from the shows and popular standards.

Musical Director: Don Pears

Sunday 8 March 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults £10.00; Concessions £9.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

01904 639117

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The Wedding Singer

Celebrating MPS 50th Anniversary

York St John Musical Production Society

12 March to 14 March

A 1985 musical comedy, Rock Star wannabe Robbie Heart is a well-known, well-loved wedding singer until the light of his life - Linda, leaves him standing at the altar. Distraught after being jilted by his bride Robbie sets out to destroy everyone else's wedding - then he meets Julia an admiring young waitress who Robbie falls for - only Julia is about to marry a Wall Street shark! Can Robbie pull off a show stopping performance and win the girl of his dreams?

York St. John Musical Production Society (MPS) is an amateur group of students all studying full-time degrees. This year is MPS' 50th Anniversary. To mark the occasion MPS bring The Wedding Singer to stage!

Thursday 12 March 7:30pm

Friday 13 March 7:30pm

Saturday 14 March 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 14 March 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults £12.00; Concessions £10.00; YSJ students £8.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Abi — 07956715151

Email abi.sears@yorksj.ac.uk

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A Little Night Music

A tangled web of love, passion and endless possibilities in Sondheim’s most popular show

York Musical Theatre Company

18 March to 21 March

You’re invited to a weekend in the country…

Elegant and bewitching actress Desirée Armfeldt invites you to her grand and glamorous country estate where a tangled web of love, passion and endless possibilities weaves its way into the hearts and minds of all her guests.

One of Sondheim’s most popular shows, A Little Night Music is set in turn of the century Sweden in a world of intrigue, desire and waltzes. Winner of countless Broadway and West End awards and featuring the enchanting ‘Send in the Clowns’, this evocative musical costume drama with its sweeping score has charmed audiences the world over.

  • melodic and lyrical sophistication. I found myself continually entranced - DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • three hours of gloriously barbed bliss and bewitchment - INDEPENDENT
  • Sondheim. The master of contemporary musical - NEW YORK TIMES
  • book and lyrics touch something sublime in Send in the Clowns - DAILY MAIL

Wednesday 18 March 7:30pm

Thursday 19 March 7:30pm

Friday 20 March 7:30pm

Saturday 21 March 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 21 March 7:30pm

Tickets: £17.00; Concessions £16.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Musical Theatre Company Online Booking

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The Wiz

He’s the Wiz and he lives in Oz! Ease on down the yellow brick road with this rock, gospel and soul version of the much-loved story.

Flying Ducks Youth Theatre

26 March to 28 March

He’s The Wiz and he lives in Oz! He’s also the man Dorothy needs to help her get back home to Kansas! But in this modern, urban version of the much-loved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Dorothy’s journey through the surreal Land of Oz to the Emerald City is told through amazing rock, gospel and soul songs and energetic dances.

Flying Ducks Youth Theatre are very proud to present this spectacular award-winning musical adventure written by Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown. The Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion all join Dorothy on her quest, and there is still the matter of the Wicked Witch of the West to contend with!

Thursday 26 March 7:30pm

Friday 27 March 7:30pm

Saturday 28 March 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 28 March 7:30pm

Tickets: £8.00 to £10.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

Michael Whyte — 01904 768963