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Ghost The Musical

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Pick Me Up Theatre

Friday 8 August to Saturday 16 August 2014

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Summer Concert

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An Evening of Choral Entertainment

Yorkshire Youth Choir

Friday 22 August 2014

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Songbirds

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Six Sensational Female classical-crossover acts in one fabulous concert for ONE NIGHT ONLY

Rebecca Newman and Friends

Saturday 6 September 2014

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Music Night

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Sunday night is Music Night!

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 7 September 2014

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Upcoming Events in the Theatre
August 2014
Ghost The MusicalPick Me Up Theatre 8 – 16 August
Summer ConcertYorkshire Youth Choir22 August
September 2014
SongbirdsRebecca Newman and Friends 6 September
Music NightJoseph Rowntree Theatre 7 September
IolantheJorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company18 – 20 September
A Night With The LightYork Light Opera Company28 September
October 2014
Perform RisesPerform with Emma Bassett 4 October
Steve Cassidy Band And FriendsSteve Cassidy Band 5 October
Alice in TheatrelandVictoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama11 October
Gary Grace – The New King Of SwingGary Grace12 October
Shakespeare Schools FestivalShakespeare Schools Festival14 – 16 October
Reflex Movie MadnessReflex Dance Troupe18 October
Anything GoesYork Musical Theatre Company21 – 25 October
Les Miserables - SEYork Light Youth31 October – 8 November
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Ghost The Musical

Pick Me Up Theatre

8 August to 16 August

Ghost was the highest grossing film of 1990 in the UK, winning Oscar awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg.

Following its West End, Broadway and numerous worldwide tours, Ghost arrives at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre in York for a limited engagement.

With book, music and lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin, Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, the musical follows love and loss as lovers Sam and Molly are torn apart by a fatal attack. Sam becomes caught between this world and the next and acquires the assistance of medium, Oda Mae Brown, in a desperate mission to warn Molly of her danger.

The musical is powered by an electric rock and pop score and memorable moments from the hit movie such as the iconic pottery scene and reinvented special effects.

Friday 8 August 7:30pm

Saturday 9 August 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 9 August 7:30pm

Monday 11 August 7:30pm

Tuesday 12 August 7:30pm

Wednesday 13 August 7:30pm

Thursday 14 August 7:30pm

Friday 15 August 7:30pm

Saturday 16 August 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 16 August 7:30pm

Tickets: £13.00 to £15.00; Concessions £11.50 50 £13.50

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

Pick Me Up Theatre Online Booking

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Summer Concert

An Evening of Choral Entertainment

Yorkshire Youth Choir

22 August

Friday 22 August 7:30pm

Tickets: All tickets £7.50

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

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Songbirds

Six Sensational Female classical-crossover acts in one fabulous concert for ONE NIGHT ONLY

Rebecca Newman and Friends

6 September

Rebecca joins a line up of exciting classical crossover acts in aid of the charity Educate The World. Featuring Mariette Davina, Eden, Danielle Thomas, Scarlett Quigley and Mary-Jess Leaverland.

Saturday 6 September 2:00pm Matinée

Tickets: £16.00 (Concessions: £15.00)

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Rebecca Newman (website)

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Music Night

Sunday night is Music Night!

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

7 September

Support the Joseph Rowntree Theatre at this evening of popular favourites, featuring local soloists Matthew Ainsworth, Richard Bainbridge, Kelly Derbyshire, Emma Dickinson, Graham Kay, Jessa Liversidge and Mick Liversidge.

Musical Director: Don Pears

Sunday 7 September 7:30pm

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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Iolanthe

Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company return to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre with Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular ‘Fairy Opera’

Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company

18 September to 20 September

Written at the height of their creative powers, Gilbert and Sullivan’s Fairy Opera is regarded by many as their best collaboration.

Iolanthe sees the House of Lords (the bastion of ineffectiveness and privilege) and the political system come in for criticism, with the suggestion that the peerage should no longer be hereditary, but obtainable by ‘competitive examination’.

First performed in 1882, the topic is still very relevant today and shows how far (or not) we have come in 130 years!

Strephon, an Arcadian shepherd and son of Iolanthe, wants to marry Phyllis, a Ward of Chancery, but Phyllis' guardian, the Lord Chancellor, and half the peers in the House of Lords are in love with her and are determined to prevent the marriage from taking place.

Strephon, however, has a secret: he is half a fairy and the Fairy Queen is a powerful enemy. Soon the Peers and the Fairies are at war…

Can the Fairies reform the peerage and fill it with ‘persons of intellect’? Will the peers preserve their ‘cherished rights’? And will Strephon and Phyllis be separated forever?

Thursday 18 September 7:30pm

Friday 19 September 7:30pm

Saturday 20 September 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 20 September 7:30pm

Tickets: £12.00; Concessions: £10.00; Under 16’s Free

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

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A Night With The Light

An evening of music from stage and screen

York Light Opera Company

28 September

A wonderful evening of songs old and new.

Shows featured include: Barnum; Ragtime; Guys & Dolls; Miss Saigon and Fiddler on the Roof.

There will also be a World War One sing-a-long.

Sunday 28 September 2:30pm Matinée

Sunday 28 September 7:30pm

Tickets: £10.00; Concessions £9.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

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Perform Rises

A collaboration of dance, acting and singing performances

Perform with Emma Bassett

4 October

A transfusion of mesmerising dances, animated acting and enchanting vocals.

Come and experience the enthusiasm that the versatile performers bring to the stage of perform rises.

Saturday 4 October 3:00pm Matinée

Saturday 4 October 7:00pm

Tickets: Adults £11, Concessions £10

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

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Steve Cassidy Band And Friends

An Evening Of Music Which Spans The Decades

Steve Cassidy Band

5 October

Teri-Ann Prendergast and the Happy Mondays Ukekele Band will join Steve Cassidy and his talented band.

The evening will include surprise guests and new songs written by Steve.

Sunday 5 October 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults £10.00; Concessions £9.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

01904 639117

Norman Fowler — 01904 870737

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Alice in Theatreland

Instead if going to Wonderland, Alice follows the White Rabbit through Theatreland.

Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama

11 October

Instead of going to Wonderland, Alice follows the White Rabbit through Theatreland, where he dances as Peter Rabbit in The Tales of Beatrix Potter, Auditions for Fame and Takes part in Lion King, Matilda, Annie, Hairspray, Grease and others.

A fun show with all forms of Dance, Drama and Singing.

email danco@btinternet.com to reserve tickets

Saturday 11 October 2:00pm Matinée

Saturday 11 October 7:00pm

Tickets: Adults £12; Concessions £10

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

On The Door

Victoria Rooke — 01904 789748

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Gary Grace – The New King Of Swing

The songs of Sinatra, The Rat Pack & many more

Gary Grace

12 October

International vocalist Gary Grace makes a welcome return to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre with his band, performing classic songs associated with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Matt Monro, Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Nat 'King' Cole, Michael Buble and many more.

Sunday 12 October 7:30pm

Tickets: All tickets £12.50

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

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Shakespeare Schools Festival

Four schools will perform four different Shakespeare plays.

Shakespeare Schools Festival

14 October to 16 October

We are delighted to mark Shakespeare's 450th birthday by throwing him the biggest party he has ever seen with the largest Shakespeare Schools Festival to date. 35,000 young people will take to professional stages across the UK. From Southampton to Inverness, from Londonderry to Norwich, 130 theatres will be hosting a party to remember. Schools will be performing here, on our stage on Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th October 2014.

The Shakespeare Schools Festival is the UK’s largest youth drama festival and enables over 1,000 primary, secondary, and special schools to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre.

Across the UK, each night four schools will perform four different Shakespeare plays.

“Had I encountered something like Shakespeare Schools Festival, I believe my life would have bounced forward over some of the inhibitions and incomprehensions of adolescence. Childhood deserves such luck.” - Sir Tom Stoppard, Playwright and SSF Patron

Tuesday 14 October 7:00pm

Wednesday 15 October 7:00pm

Thursday 16 October 7:00pm

Tickets: £8.75 and £6.75

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

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Reflex Movie Madness

Join the madness as Reflex Dance Troupe celebrates some of the best loved musicals of all time!

Reflex Dance Troupe

18 October

For one night only Reflex Dance Troupe are back and better than ever!

For the second year running the young dancers take to the stage to perform hits from the biggest musicals of all time including Annie, Hairspray & Singing in the Rain, not to mention the much loved Disney film Frozen! There's something for eveyone at our Movie Madness extravaganza and we hope to see you there!

Saturday 18 October 7:30pm

Tickets: All tickets £5

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Julie Walker — 01904 624408

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Anything Goes

Jump on board the S.S American for Cole Porter’s best loved show

York Musical Theatre Company

21 October to 25 October

Winner of countless awards, including three Tony awards for the recent Broadway revival, and with an unforgettable Cole Porter score with songs such as I Get a Kick Out of You, You’re the Top, De-Lovely and Anything Goes this is a fast-paced, toe-tapping ocean cruise you’ll want to be on board for.

Sing and dance your way across the Atlantic on board the luxurious S.S American as we take you on an oceanic journey of romance, fun and the sharp sophistication of Cole Porter’s best-loved show.

Bon voyage!

Tuesday 21 October 7:30pm

Wednesday 22 October 7:30pm

Thursday 23 October 7:30pm

Friday 24 October 7:30pm

Saturday 25 October 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 25 October 7:30pm

Tickets: £16.00 (Concessions £15.00)

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

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Les Miserables - SE

An epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption, against the backdrop of a nation in the grip of revolution.

York Light Youth

31 October to 8 November

In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment but finds nothing in store for him beyond mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in the hope of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways.

Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter, Cosette. His world-view shattered, Javert commits suicide and Valjean at last attains the peace he has sought for so long.

Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that continues to thrill audiences all over the world.

Friday 31 October 7:30pm

Saturday 1 November 2:30pm

Saturday 1 November 7:30pm

Monday 3 November 7:30pm

Tuesday 4 November 7:30pm

Wednesday 5 November 7:30pm

Thursday 6 November 7:30pm

Friday 7 November 7:30pm

Saturday 8 November 2:30pm

Saturday 8 November 7:30pm

Tickets: Fridays and Saturdays: [Adult: £18.00; Under 16: £15.00; Family ticket: £60.00] Mon-Thurs [Adult: £16.00; Under 16: £13.00; Family ticket: £50.00] 1 ticket free in every 10 booked for any one performance

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568