|S.N.A.P.P.Y. Charity Concert||Snappy||4 September|
|Music Night - 1981 to 2010||Joseph Rowntree Theatre||5 September|
|The Mikado||Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company||15 September to 18 September|
|Coppelia and Broadway Musicals||Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama||25 September|
|Teechers||Rowntree Players||30 September to 2 October|
S.N.A.P.P.Y. Charity Concert
York's Talent supporting S.N.A.P.P.Y.
A variety evening of the best young talented singers, dancers and musicians coming together to raise money for disabled children in York through S.N.A.P.P.Y.
Saturday 4 September 7:30pm
Music Night - 1981 to 2010
A Celebration of the Popular Song
Featuring songs from 1981 to 2010 in the third of our special Music Night celebrations of music over the 75 years of the Joseph Rowntree Theatre.
Musical Director: Don Pears
Sunday Night is Music Night
Sunday 5 September 7:30pm
The most popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera
15 September to 18 September
After the Emperor of Japan, The Mikado, decrees that flirting is punishable by death, the town of Titipu appoints Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor already condemned to death, as the Lord High Executioner, so that no executions can happen until after he has executed himself. Nanki-Poo, a wandering minstrel arrives, looking for Yum-Yum, Ko-Ko's ward, with whom he fell in love with a year ago. Discovering Yum-Yum is to wed Ko-Ko that day, Nanki-Poo decides to kill himself. The plot continues with a series of deceptions and misunderstandings, will everyone escape death?
Reflecting an 1880s British craze for "all things Japanese", The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan's ninth collaboration features songs such as A Wand'ring Minstrel I and Three Little Maids From School are we, has become one of the most frequently performed pieces of musical theatre of all time and remains a firm favourite with performers and audiences alike.
Wednesday 15 September 7:30pm
Thursday 16 September 7:30pm
Friday 17 September 7:30pm
Saturday 18 September 2:30pm Matinée
Saturday 18 September 7:30pm
Coppelia and Broadway Musicals
Saturday 25 September 2:00pm
Saturday 25 September 7:00pm
by John Godber
30 September to 2 October
Remember your school days? The dreaded detentions, snogging behind the bike sheds and breaktime bust-ups?! Well prepare to be catapulted back to the classroom and take a raw and riotous look at life in a typical British school, in this classic comedy from BAFTA winner John Godber.
Meet the staff; the trendy young Drama teacher making his shaky debut; the Deputy Head who rules the school with an iron rod; the gentle Humanities teacher who is desperate for a quiet life; Doug, the grumpy old Caretaker, and the Headmistress - a boisterous battleaxe and some-time Amateur Dramatics star! And prepare yourselves for the pupils; a wayward mob of disruptive delinquents - determined to wreck havoc, hormones and horror throughout the school!
Nostalgia, mischief and mayhem reign supreme in this classic classroom drama!
Thursday 30 September 7:30pm
Friday 1 October 7:30pm
Saturday 2 October 7:30pm