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2FaCeD DaNcE is one of the UK’s leading dance companies, scooping an abundance of 5 star reviews, picking up awards and selling out their first UK tour. This brand new work takes their unique fusion of break, street and contemporary dance to a new level.
Fight or flight? There is always a choice. This gritty and explosive brand-new triple bill from the award-winning and physically adventurous 2Faced Dance Company features three exhilarating commissions by world-class choreographers Tamsin Fitzgerald, Lenka Vagnerova and newcomer Rebecca Evans. RUN explores the darker side of humanity through an explosion of movement, theatre and design.
xpect to hear such hits as ?Come Back And Stay', ?Toy Soldiers', ?It's A Mystery' and ?Wishful Thinking'.
Al Murray is the pub landlord who holds forth on all manner of topics, waxing wide about the state of the world with all the skewed logic of a bar room philosopher. Anyone who has spent even the smallest amount of time in a pub will recognise these immaculate observations of British pub culture.
Publican. Politician. Other thing beginning with P. Philosopher, yeah, that. The nation's critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord embarks on a common sense crusade to re-Great Britain in his brand new show. We live in troubling times. Europe. The NHS. Whatever the hell is going on in the Middle East. The gathering storm of fortnightly bin collections? Who knows where it will all end? Watch the one man who will answer the call of destiny even though it's an unlisted number. Watch the one man who will call time on tyranny even though he isn't quite sure what it means. Watch the one man who isn't afraid to say no to women ordering anything other than a glass of white wine (or fruit based drink).
Oh what a night awaits for all music fans. . . during the 60s and 70s No1 hits Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don't Cry saw the Four Seasons and lead singer Frankie Valli propelled to super stardom. Selling an incredible 100 million records worldwide, there's a Four Seasons song that shares a special place in everyone's heart. Big Girls Don't Cry authentically revives the sublime harmonies of New Jersey's finest. It showcases Frankie's incredible falsettos, and features solo hits that range from the exuberant - the rock'n'roll nostalgia of Grease, to the spine-tingling - show-stealers such as My Eyes Adored You.
Less than dedicated to his job as undertaker's clerk, bored with his North Country family background, Billy Fisher takes refuge in his own invented world. For Billy, an energetic imagination makes life tolerable but well-nigh intolerable for all around him. He lies his way into and out of every situation, producing any explanation and making any promise that will extricate him from his present predicament, and thereby creating ever more tortuous entanglements for the immediate future.
Since appearing on the comedy circuit in 2009, Chris has experienced a meteoric rise to the top. He has previously appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Show and Tell (E4), Comedy Rocks (ITV1) and Russell Howard's Good News (BBC3), and is soon to be seen on Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Argumental (Dave) and Richard Bacon's Beer and Pizza Club (ITV4).
A brand new stand up show for 2017 from the comedian you've seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Celebrity Juice, Hebburn, Live At The Apollo and various newspapers when he was wrongly arrested in a hotel in his underpants.
Intimate, atmospheric and relaxed, our perennially popular monthly Comedy Cellars are the perfect way to experience stand-up in all its spontaneous, electrifying glory.
A festival where performers aged three and above take centre stage and shine in the spotlight. The youngsters of Kirklees will be breaking out their fancy footwork with a variety of dance routines, gaining valuable experience and showing off their talent on the LBT stage.
If your children have left home and the nest is empty, this is the group for you! Vicky will share her story of empty bedrooms, fresher's flu, boyfriends, long goodbyes, motorway service stations and trips to Ikea; and how she fought back to be the woman she is today, exhausted! Featuring a host of characters you will love, and some you will hate!
The life of a Yorkshire village is shattered when elemental spirits replace the parish priest with his double. Alternative realities collide as this changeling interprets the gospel of love in his own alarming fashion. What goes on at the WI meetings? OBRA's eight strong international ensemble interweave the visceral language of Hughes' seminal work with intimate physicality and dynamic choreography, accompanied by a cinematic soundscape and live junkyard percussion. This is theatre that embraces the transformative power of language and the body; dark, complex and touching, Gaudete is a physical and lyrical feast of ensemble theatre.
2010 BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award nominees Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts combine astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies to make a truly distinctive sound. They performance contemporary arrangements of traditional songs, and their original material ranges from blazing instrumentals to heart-wrenching songs.
It's in the window of Sam's, behind the rusty display. Two wheels, shiny body, handlebars ready to be gripped. Mum's promised him that bike so even when school or homelife bites, he knows to keep his chin up, his head down and his shirt clean. No harsh word, no sudden push to the ground will distract him from growing up to be a good man. All around him neighbours are waiting. Gandhi's waiting for the day when customers will be kind; Mrs Blackwood is waiting for him to stop doing someone else's dirty laundry and notice her; Old Man Boateng's waiting to get bored of the drink and Trevor Senior's waiting for when those kids will let him and his son play in peace. For now, though, they tip their hats and look the other way - because in the end, everyone who's good gets what they deserve. Don't they? Set during the early noughties, good dog chronicles growing up in a multi-cultural community, and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control. Because even the most patient among us can't wait forever.
The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their head in this speedy, boisterous ride for all the family, as just a handful of actors attempt to combine all 209 stories. Featuring classics such as Snow White and Hansel and Gretel to more obscure stories like The Devil's Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands.
The Huddersfield University Big Band is back once again at the LBT for its annual showcase. The concert will feature the students playing music from across the whole of the Big Band tradition and also showcase them playing in small groups as well. The programme will feature music by Phil Collins, Pat Metheny, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Buddy Rich. An annual treat not to be missed.
Jack and his mother are down on their luck and they have to dispose of their only saleable asset, Daisybell the cow. Before he knows it, Jack's in the middle of an amazing adventure full of mystifying magic.
A fresh and funny retelling of the traditional story and an ideal gentle introduction to theatre. Charming and inventive with plenty of interaction, an enormous beanstalk, bags of gold and a smelly old giant, JACK AND THE BEANS TALK is a cautionary tale about what might happen if you throw things out of the window.
Jasmin Vardimon Company (JVC) is one of Britain's most pioneering physical dance theatre companies, creating work that excites both the eye and the mind by pushing the boundaries of human physicality whilst engaging in universal, contemporary themes that strike an emotional chord. Vardimon's powerful art of story-telling integrates multiple layers of communication - combining dance, movement, video, animation, text and music. Her sharp instincts and keen observations of human behaviour deliver beautifully precise characterisation, powerfully brought to life by her company of versatile dancers. Cast from around the world, each performer brings his/her own unique experience, with dynamic results.
World Premiere. Showcasing Vardimon's uniquely theatrical choreographic and directorial style, Pinocchio will combine physical theatre, quirky characterisation, innovative technologies, text and dance to examine the idea of what it means to be human. With insightful humour, engaging drama and an acute observation of behaviour, Pinocchio will take audiences on a wonderful journey of discovery through the parameters of this timeless and beloved fable.
Delightful bitchy and incredibly witty, Jo Caulfield is one of the very best stand ups on the circuit.
Have you ever noticed that even when you're right, you're wrong? From the potential minefields of dating, relationships and divorce, to the simple things, like booking a holiday, or joining a pub-quiz team - nothing is ever as straightforward as it should be. Jo Caulfield is determined to get things back on track... Award-winning Stand-Up comedian Jo Caulfield takes a humorous look at life's potential traps, what can go wrong and how to deal with them (and, in some cases, how to make everyone else suffer with you).
1420s France - ravaged by war, under occupation from the English, a population divided. 18 year old Joan is a farmer's daughter, a freedom fighter, and just maybe the original drag king? Dressed as a boy, Joan defies convention and leads her county to freedom, but at what cost? 600 years on, in a world where women ?dragging up' as men is distinctly underground, Joan is still ahead of her time. Expect bold new writing combined with a playful and provocative cabaret style in this one-woman show about what it means to stand out, stand up and stand alone.
Jonathan Pie is a respected News reporter for a respected News broadcaster but he has a problem. He has several problems. He hates his job. He hates his colleagues. But mainly he hates the f**king News. Join him for this live show where he hilariously reveals the truth behind recent News events both home and abroad. He'll also be discussing his own meteoric rise to mediocrity...and one imagines he'll be venting plenty of spleen in the process.
The afternoon is an opportunity for KPSD students of all ages to showcase their dedication and choreographic flair and a chance for their families, friends and members of the public to sit back and enjoy the show
A unique opportunity to come and see me perform some brand new material in an intimate venue for not much money, before it's any good.
College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn't take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law! Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.
"You talk as if a god had made the Machine," cried the other. "I believe that you pray to it when you are unhappy. Men made it, do not forget that." In a dystopian world where humans have retreated far underground, Kuno alone questions their now total dependency on technology to live and communicate with each other, but in his struggle to break out can he reach the Earth's surface before the Machine stops?
EM Forster is best known for his exquisite novels, but his short story masterpiece published in 1909 is astoundingly prophetic and poignant in 2017: a chilling prediction and exploration of our increasingly complex relationship with technology.
The scene is set - a respectable garden party at Lord and Lady Cava's residence, The Cavary. Respectable that is until one of the party is found dead, murdered. The garden party is thrown into disarray, the sardonic Inspector Back arrives to investigate and the twists and turns of a whodunit both puzzle and entertain alongside dangerous amounts of humour. Can you solve the mystery?
Goldilocks is a mischievous little girl with hair as bright as gold. Always on the look-out for an adventure, one day her curiosity leads her to a house full of many surprises. With a family of friendly bears, a beautiful blue bird and bowls of delicious porridge, this ballet is just right! Bringing this classic children's story to life, Goldilocks & the Three Bears is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre for the first time.
Personal and professional stories by Liz Rothschild; performer, celebrant and manager of award-winning burial ground. This taboo-busting show combines mercurial tales and miraculous truths with a hint of history and some pithy commentary on the funeral industry (from one who knows). ?Talking about sex doesn't make you pregnant, talking about death doesn't make you die.'
Paul Burston - Polari host, award-winning journalist and novelist, author of critically acclaimed chilling domestic noir The Black Path. Jackie Hagan - An award-winning cosmic scally; poet, comedian, live artist, playwright and community artist, who downs champagne from her glittery false leg. Juno Dawson - Queen of Teen 2014, multi-award-winning author of YA novels and non-fiction (This Book Is Gay, Mind Your Head and new novel Margo & Me). VG Lee - Crazy hat lady and author of many magazine articles and five novels, the most recent being Mr Oliver's Object of Desire. Paul McVeigh - Bearded Irishman who likes to laugh and make other people cry - in a nice way. Writer of comedy, plays, short stories and novel The Good Son. Plus: Bettina Carpi & Gary Lloyd - Ending At Section 28: an original dance and music short, inspired by Alan Moore's Prose History of Gender.
It's time to shine for Rastrick High School as they showcase their talents in this annual evening of entertainment.
Bookends sold out the Arts Centre last year and the demand for tickets was so great that we are bringing them back for a two-night run. Their moving and powerful live show takes a chronological journey through the friendship and career of Simon & Garfunkel. The show will feature The Sound of Silence and their own arrangement of Bridge Over Troubled Water, along with other classics from the duo's huge and timeless repertoire.
Charity Hope Valentine - with her heart not only on her sleeve but tattooed on her arm - is a New York dance hostess at the Fandango Ballroom. She's a disaster zone when it comes to relationships - first she gets involved with an Italian movie star, quickly followed by the charming Oscar Lindquist who asks Charity to be his wife. But things are not quite as straight forward as they many seem.... Includes "Hey Big Spender", "If My Friends Could See Me Now" and "Rhythm of Life".
A Vision of Elvis is now accepted as one of the world's leading touring Elvis productions; celebrating all the music of Elvis Presley in a respectful and enjoyable way, from Sun Studio's through to 68 Comeback with the finale being the Concert Years, and engaging audiences with an uplifting and authentic experience.
Set in a bar in a remote part of Ireland, the local lads are swapping spooky stories to impress an attractive young woman, Valerie, recently arrived from Dublin. What begins as a simple visit to the local pub soon turns out to be an evening of both funny and spellbinding stories, until the final tale takes a strange and unexpected twist...Hailed as the best new play of the nineties, when The Weir premiered at the Ambassadors Theatre, London in 1997, it won McPherson the Evening Standard ‘Most Promising Playwright Award, and in 1999 it won the prestigious Olivier Award for ‘Best New Play .