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In the early sixties two national treasures, Agatha Christie and Margaret Rutherford, were the creative force behind one of British cinema’s most successful franchises. But the Miss Marple movies were almost never made… In this wickedly dark comedy, Margaret and Agatha form an unlikely friendship filled with high tea, brandy snaps and gossip, as all the while Agatha turns detective herself.Find out more »
The University Big Band are delighted to have the pleasure of performing with one of the UK's finest Big Band vocalists, Matthew Ford. Matthew (Syd Lawrence Orchestra, BBC Big Band, John Wilson Orchestra) will be performing a selection of his favourite Big Band chart hits from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Matt Monro. His dynamic voice and stage craft will be supported once again by the wonderful young musicians from the University Big Band. Another outstanding show…Find out more »
Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can't do, even in a man's world. Pushed to boiling point, these female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set…Find out more »
From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi brings joyous life to all forms of song. Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music. From the warmly remembered Fairground Attraction to solo albums Love is the Way, Simple Soul, Candyfloss & Medicine, Eddi Reader and Mirmama, Eddi has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers.Find out more »
The Northern Powerhouse, 1854. Imagine a world where imagination is forbidden. Coketown is such a place. Thomas Gradgrind will not permit fanciful thoughts in his school or his home. But what effect will this policy have on his own children, Tom and Louisa? How can he protect them from corrupting influences – especially when the circus comes to town? Dark satanic mills, interrupted by the colour and vibrancy of Sleary’s Circus, set the stage for a sweeping tale of supressed…Find out more »
Intimate, atmospheric and relaxed, our perennially popular monthly Comedy Cellars are the perfect way to experience stand-up in all its spontaneous, electrifying glory. STEVE ROYLE As seen on Phoenix Nights, Max & Paddy’s Road to Nowhere and Peter Kay’s Britain’s Got the Pop Factor. ‘A brilliant comedian’ - PETER KAY TOM TAYLOR Great Yorkshire Fringe Comedian of the Year and So You Think You’re Funny? finalist.Find out more »
Voted “Best Ukulele Festival”, Britain’s quirkiest, boldest and most welcoming festival is back! GNUF – A Grand Northern Ukulele Festival is one-of-a-kind featuring ukuleles and so much more – there is truly something for everyone! Don’t miss out on the fun at this extraordinary event. There’s world-class live music, inspiring workshops, chances to sing & play along and more than a few surprises. GNUF showcases some of the best talent on four strings from around the world and across the…Find out more »
Regarded as the most popular Gilbert & Sullivan opera, THE MIKADO is a must see for every G&S fan. With colourful costumes and scenery and well known songs including Three Little Maids from School, A Wandering Minstrel, The Mikado’s Song, Tit Willow and Ko-Ko’s Little List. Huddersfield Gilbert & Sullivan Society (Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore) return with this timeless comic opera.Find out more »
Following her critically acclaimed, 103 date sellout international tour, The Kardashians Made Me Do It, Shazia Mirza announces her brand new stand-up show for 2017. A show about lies and truth – or is that the same thing? Nudity and the periodic table, these things hold the key to the future. How much do you wear? What do you look like, and will they let you in? Oh, and don't you dare wear more than dental floss on a French…Find out more »
Why did it take so insufferably long for women to get the vote? REVOLTING WOMEN tells the Suffrage story through the eyes of a less well known Pankhurst, Sylvia, who fought for the vote alongside working women in the East End. Sylvia meets Lettie and they push together to parliament, to bend the ear of the cabinet. A story of absolute commitment or dangerous obsession? Huddersfield’s own Mikron Theatre Company (Raising Agents, Till the Cows Come Home) return with the…Find out more »
Ugly Duckling is lonely and fed-up, ignored by those around her who think she is too ugly to fit in. She tries to make friends with fellow ducklings as well as with frogs, cats and even a fox, but realising she is not like any of these animals, she is left sad and alone. Follow the duckling on her journey as she overcomes her troubles and realises that she was beautiful all along. Retelling the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairy…Find out more »
A terrorist code-named Cerestes is on the loose, and the police have planned a sting to capture him as he steps off a train at a London station. The operation, led by the buffoonish Major Quentin, has drawn in two civilians – Ez and Barry. Perfect strangers as the play begins, their time waiting for the trap to be set gives them the chance to get to know each other, and try to make sense of the chaos unfolding around…Find out more »
Alone, solo and by himself, with no one with him, the show business Colossus takes us back on a journey through his early career. Using the latest technology and all that (I presume we’ve got a projector?) he will be delving into his own personal box of video cassettes and talking us through the highlights of his glittering TV career, with many of his trademark stories we’ve come to love him for. If you only buy one ticket for something…Find out more »
Join much loved Huddersfield writer Angie Smith as she takes you through her journey, her story and her work with Jamrock Productions. For over 12 years Angie’s love and passion for the stage has brought laughter to hundreds of people with shows such as Wrong Move, Family Confusion, Thy Neighbours and many more. In 2017 Angie announced her retirement from performing. In this special evening she will be taking her audience back to where she started and saying thank you.Find out more »
Blanche DuBois seeks solace with her sister, Stella, after her world starts to crumble. But her downward spiral brings her face-to-face with Stella’s husband, the sexy but brutal Stanley. As temperatures soar and passions rise, Blanche and Stanley battle for Stella’s soul. Tennessee Williams’ timeless theatrical masterpiece is brought to the LBT by the Huddersfield Thespians.Find out more »
Fresh from their recent LBT Sell-out. The hugely successful international comedy clash is back with an almighty bang. This season’s star studded All Star line-up is headlined by SLIM, the undisputed pound for pound people's champion on the UK Comedy Circuit. He is guaranteed to have you laughing until your belly hurts with tales of his parents, his children, relationships and other aspects of daily life. Alongside ADOT, from Nigeria. Winner of the Best Online Comedian at the Screen Nation…Find out more »
Intimate, atmospheric and relaxed, our perennially popular monthly Comedy Cellars are the perfect way to experience stand-up in all its spontaneous, electrifying glory. JUSTIN MOORHOUSE Described by Jimmy Carr as 'easily my favourite comedian', Justin has a stack of TV credits including Phoenix Nights, Live at the Apollo and 8 Out of 10 Cats. JACK GLEADOW Amused Moose National New Comic Award winner 2017 and winner of Comedy Cellar Best New Yorkshire Act 2016. ‘Abundant star potential ... the sky…Find out more »
Intimate, atmospheric and relaxed, our perennially popular monthly Comedy Cellars are the perfect way to experience stand-up in all its spontaneous, electrifying glory. TOM STADE From Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The John Bishop Show and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala. ‘If comedy is the new rock and roll, then Tom Stade is Keith Richards’ - DAILY RECORD STEVIE GRAY Cheeky stand up from one of the hottest new acts on the comedy circuit. ‘Destined for big things’…Find out more »
The Audrey Spencer School of Dance is proud to present a dance extravaganza, showcasing the super talents of its pupils from little tiny tots up to advanced dancers. You are sure to be entertained with a variety of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary and street. The dancers can't wait to perform and take you on a magical journey where you will laugh, gasp and be totally mystified.Find out more »
Intimate, atmospheric and relaxed, our perennially popular monthly Comedy Cellars are the perfect way to experience stand-up in all its spontaneous, electrifying glory. IVAN BRACKENBURY As seen on Hospital People and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. ‘Wonderful, pitch-perfectly performed silliness’ - THE GUARDIAN IAN D MONTFORT From Hospital People and his own Radio 2 series Unbelievable. ‘This is two shows for one: pin sharp character comedy and metaphysical magic to boot’ - THE GUARDIANFind out more »
Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door. He didn’t know where it had come from or who it belonged to. The penguin looked sad and the boy thought it must be lost. But no one seems to be missing a penguin. So the boy decides to take the penguin home himself, and they set out in his rowing boat on a journey to the South Pole. But when they get there, the…Find out more »
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