The new Autumn/Winter programme at Harrogate Theatres looks an interesting one, full of a vibrant selection of drama, comedy, music, opera and ballet!
The Debt Collectors by John Godber, Be My Baby by Amanda Whittington, and French Without Tears by Terence Rattigan are being showcased in September, so make sure you don’t miss out. It’s nice to see slightly lesser-known plays being shown in a popular theatre, giving play-lovers the chance to fall in love with something new.
A selection of music artists and tribute acts are also coming to Harrogate. Fancy seeing Frankly Sinatra, RAF in Concert or Elkie Brooks? I’m pretty sure most people could be tempted to a theatre visit to see New Year-bringer Jools Holland take to the stage in October. There’s also a visit from David Essex in November and Kate Rusby in December – a star line-up. Of course there’s plenty more to see, too, but you can visit the website for all the info.
I’m particularly excited by the regular Circle Live events happening in the theatre bar on one Saturday afternoon each month to showcase local live music talents. Harrogate Theatres is really providing a platform for emerging artists and new work, especially in the Studio Theatre. This season in the Studio you can see The Trials of Galileo (Sept), Dare Devil Rides to Jarama (Sept) and The Book of Darkness & Light (Dec).
Harrogate Theatre is also bringing ballet and opera to the stage. If you fancy Swan Lake, Ulysses Homecoming & La Calisto or a bit of Sleeping Beauty (ballet-style, of course) then head over to Harrogate this Autumn/Winter!
Don’t forget the 8th annual Harrogate Comedy Festival, either, which takes place on 1st-16th Oct 2016. This year’s line-up includes Ross Noble, Russell Kane, Adam Hills, Marcus Brigstocke, Rich Hall, Andrew Lawrence, Shappi Khorsandi, Hans Teeuwen, Mae Martin & Adam Hess, Jason Byrne, Jo Caulfield, Mark Watson, Jarlath Regan and winner of the 2015 Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award, Sam Simmons.
There’s also performances from Kill The Beast with Don’t Wake the Damp, ingenious sketch group Gein’s Family Gift Shop, silent comedian Tape Face and the spectacularly surreal Pajama Men.
The BIG Weekend on Sat 8th & Sun 9th October sounds like a pretty perfect weekend to me, with stand-up comedy from Andy Hamilton, Felicity Ward, and James Acaster alongside a kids comedy club, a comedy quiz, live local music in our Circle Bar, a Sunday afternoon set from Fake Thackray, a comedy panel, an art exhibition, and more! What’s not to like?
There honestly is something for everyone! Whatever your tastes, Harrogate Theatres has really made sure that every single person can get involved and enjoy live theatre of some kind. It’s a true treat of a line-up this season, and here at TSOTA we really can’t wait.
For all the info, visit the Harrogate Theatres website.