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Gang Show 2014: Sailing On

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The York Scout & Guide Gang Show is a variety show filled with songs, dances and sketches

York Scouts and Guides

Tuesday 25 November to Saturday 29 November 2014

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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

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A Rollicking Romp of a Panto

Rowntree Players

Saturday 6 December to Saturday 13 December 2014

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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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Upcoming Events in the Theatre
November 2014
Gang Show 2014: Sailing OnYork Scouts and Guides25 – 29 November
December 2014
Ali Baba and the Forty ThievesRowntree Players 6 – 13 December
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
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Gang Show 2014: Sailing On

The York Scout & Guide Gang Show is a variety show filled with songs, dances and sketches

York Scouts and Guides

25 November to 29 November

A traditional Gang Show based upon the format established by Ralph Reader filled with songs, dances and sketches. The cast is made up of Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network and leaders from the York Scout Districts of Minster and Ebor, as well as Brownies, Guides, Rangers, Senior Section and Leaders from the Girlguiding County of North Yorkshire South.

Tuesday 25 November 7:15pm

Wednesday 26 November 7:15pm

Thursday 27 November 7:15pm

Friday 28 November 7:15pm

Saturday 29 November 2:00pm Matinée

Saturday 29 November 7:15pm

Tickets: £10.00; Concessions £8.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Don Saxton — 01904 632750

Gang Show Booking Form

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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

A Rollicking Romp of a Panto

Rowntree Players

6 December to 13 December

Join Ali, his mother Mollie and his brother Ollie as they fail to sell their Brollies in the searing deserts of Egypt!

Celebrate the Princess Pashmina's Birthday and boo the Evil Arte Farte as he announces his most cunning heist to date, all to be completed with the help of his forty (ish) thieves!

Packed with tradition, song and dance and, of course, plenty of seasonal silliness, Rowntree Players promise yet another "Rollicking Romp of a Panto!"

Saturday 6 December 2:00pm Matinée

Saturday 6 December 7:30pm

Sunday 7 December 2:00pm Matinée

Monday 8 December 7:30pm

Tuesday 9 December 7:30pm

Wednesday 10 December 7:30pm

Thursday 11 December 7:30pm

Friday 12 December 7:30pm

Saturday 13 December 2:00pm Matinée

Saturday 13 December 7:30pm

Tickets: Adult: £14.00; Senior: £12.00; Under 16's: £12.00; Family: £50.00 (2 Adults and 2 Children)

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Rowntree Players Booking — 07927 026071

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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.

01904 639117

tickets@jrtheatre.co.uk

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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