JR Theatre Events
|Jack And The Beanstalk||Rowntree Players||7 – 14 December|
|Christmas Music Night||Joseph Rowntree Theatre||15 December|
|Dare to Dream Album Preview Tour||Rebecca Newman||18 December|
|Gala Christmas Concert||Shepherd Group Brass Band||20 – 21 December|
|Treasure Island||Oddsocks||11 January|
|York City Gospel Choir||York City Gospel Choir||16 February|
|Phantom of the Opera (Schools Edition)||York Stage Musicals||26 February – 1 March|
|SHOUT! The Mod Musical||York Stage Musicals||12 – 15 March|
|York Remembers David Bushby||Joseph Rowntree Theatre||16 March|
|Roger McGough + Support||York Literature Festival||28 March|
A brand new rollicking romp of a panto!
7 December to 14 December
This summer, as you kick back and enjoy the BBQ summer, spare a little thought for the Power family.
Not only are they contending with a Giant, intent on devouring the entire population, but the warm spell has left them without wind - and the sails on their Windmill aren't going round. But never fear, Sola, Jack's little brother has a plan for wind generation - that's right- a bean based diet is the way forward. And who knows, if they can convince the Giant to turn veggie then everyone's problems could be solved!
With gags galore, big music and dance numbers and traditional slapstick Rowntree Players are once again promising a brand new rollicking romp of a panto!
Saturday 7 December 2:00pm Matinée
Saturday 7 December 7:30pm
Sunday 8 December 2:00pm Matinée
Monday 9 December 7:30pm
Tuesday 10 December 7:30pm
Wednesday 11 December 7:30pm
Thursday 12 December 7:30pm
Friday 13 December 7:30pm
Saturday 14 December 2:00pm Matinée
Saturday 14 December 7:30pm
Christmas Music Night
Join us for an evening of Christmas Songs
A selection of spiritual and secular Christmas music, including favourite carols. Featuring the Tuesday Singers and regular soloists Jo Pears, George Horne and Yvonne Garside.
Musical Director: Don Pears
Sunday 15 December 7:30pm
Dare to Dream Album Preview Tour
Dubbed The People's Soprano by fans, colleagues and the media, local singer Rebecca Newman is one of the most exciting classical-crossover acts the UK has seen for a long time! As an indie artist Rebecca has already sold over 15,000 albums, headlined her own twenty date UK tour, and appeared on ITV1, BBC One and BBC Radio. This year she has performed with the much-loved Aled Jones and international star tenor Russell Watson. In October 2013 she sang the national anthem for the RFL World Cup live on SKY TV in front of millions of viewers.
Rebecca’s new album, featuring the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, is due out in February, featuring an exciting mix of classical and modern songs, including material Rebecca has written herself, like the title track Dare to Dream. It will also feature a special collaboration with Classical BRIT Award Winners BLAKE.
This concert will showcase the forthcoming album and include some festive favourites to get you in the mood for Christmas, including her new Christmas single.
Wednesday 18 December 7:30pm
Gala Christmas Concert
20 December to 21 December
Join all four of the Shepherd Group Brass Bands in their annual Christmas concert featuring many old favourites.
Early booking is essential for this very popular concert.
Friday 20 December 7:30pm
Saturday 21 December 7:30pm
Nicola Harper — 01904 655076
Oddsocks return with their fabulous family adventure Treasure Island and set course to bring you a treasure chest of delights. Live music, hilarious characters and breathtaking fight scenes all combine to make a memorable experience for the whole family to enjoy.
Join young Jim Hawkins on the treasure hunt of a lifetime as he steers a course through pugnacious pirates, bonkers shipmates and the greatest character villain in literature - Long John Silver! The original wooden-legged Jack Sparrow. Searching for Treasure has never been so much fun!
So come aboard me hearties and join us for a jolly old jaunt on the high seas with a cast and crew that will have you rolling in the aisles, singing in your seats and buckling your swash for more.
With music by Lucy Ward - BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2014 nominee and 2012 winner.
Saturday 11 January 7:30pm
York City Gospel Choir
Dynamic, inspiring – the joy of Gospel Music from around the world
York City Gospel Choir is a vibrant 40 strong contemporary gospel choir, performing songs by well-known gospel artists and original songs by Musical Director Kofi Mensah. The choir performs a broad repertoire that even includes specially adapted excerpts from Handel’s Messiah.
An evening of energy and joy that will see off any winter gloom.
The concert is a fund raising concert for the Joseph Rowntree Theatre.
Sunday 16 February 7:30pm
Phantom of the Opera (Schools Edition)
26 February to 1 March
In an exciting new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End and Broadway hit, York's most talented 16-21 year olds take you back to Paris 1881.
The famous score, including Music of the Night, All I Ask of You, Think of Me and of course Phantom of the Opera, is accompanied throughout by a live orchestra.
Wednesday 26 February 7:30pm
Thursday 27 February 7:30pm
Friday 28 February 7:30pm
Saturday 1 March 2:30pm
Saturday 1 March 7:30pm
SHOUT! The Mod Musical
12 March to 15 March
It's time to return to the 1960s with the West End juke-box musical SHOUT!
With crazy costumes and groovy hair styles, SHOUT! charts not only the music of the decade but also the changes in the lives of women throughout the 50's. tncluding songs by Petula Clarke, Nancy Sinatra, Shirley Bassey and many more this is a fun night for all featuring five sensational vocalists and live band.
Wednesday 12 March 7:30pm
Thursday 13 March 7:30pm
Friday 14 March 7:30pm
Saturday 15 March 2:30pm
Saturday 15 March 7:30pm
York Remembers David Bushby
Join us for this special show in tribute to David Bushby, former manager of the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, featuring many performing groups from the York area
Proceeds of this concert in aid of the Renal Unit at York Hospital
Sunday 16 March 7:30pm
Tickets: All Tickets £10.00
Music Night Booking Form — 01904 639117
Roger McGough + Support
One of the UK’s most famous and respected poets, Roger McGough, has been confirmed as one of the headline acts at York Literature Festival 2014.
McGough is well known as a champion of poetry, and is the current presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Please. He was one of the Mersey Poets, alongside Brian Patten and Adrian Henri. As a member of pop group The Scaffold, he penned the lyrics for number one hit Lily The Pink in 1968. He also contributed to the script for The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine Film. His work has appeared in over 50 books, and has included writing for children and autobiography. He is an honorary fellow of Liverpool John Moores University, fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and President of the Poetry Society. McGough was made an OBE in 1997 and a CBE in 2004.
Friday 28 March 7:30pm
Tickets: All Tickets £13.00
York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568