Wed 29 May 10.00am - 1.00pm
A Workshop With Andy Dalton
For Ages: 6 - 12
Andy Dalton will be leading a family printmaking workshop that turns your
old cardboard boxes into works of art - It was good enough for Picasso!
Wed 29 May 2pm
The ancient war between humans and a race of giants when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.
Thurs 30 May, 11.00am and 2.00pm
Tucked In Theatre Presents
For Ages 4+
Something is shimmering and shining in the far corner of the cow field on Hector's run-down farm. Something that leads Hector and his naughtiest cow, Betty, on an adventure across the magical land of Mandari. There they meet the greedy mayor, the mysterious Mackie McKee and Wise Old Mr Dude, who warns them of the dangers of a great fortune. Come on a journey with award-winning Tucked In for an amusing and moving tale of temptation, greed and friendship. Join in with catchy songs, bid for a Golden Cowpat in a hilarious auction and even choose the story’s ending!
Fri 14 & Sat 15 June 7.30pm
1812 Youth Theatre Presents
A post-apocalyptic tale performed by our younger Youth Theatre group. Ten years after the bomb, compassion and social standing become lost in the struggle for power and survival. Set in the ruins of a large abandoned building a group of teenage survivors struggle to make sense of their world's desolation. Ironically, despite the bitter nature of their inheritance, they soon begin to repeat their parents' mistakes.
Fri 21 & Sat 22 June 7.30pm
Helmsley Arts Centre’s Community Play
Our first community play, is about journeys. Britain is criss-crossed with ancient pathways, as well-used in their day as our motorways now. One of them, Hambleton Street, edges the North York Moors and is used only by ramblers and cyclists. But once, cattle and their drovers, robbers, vagabonds, storytellers and pedlars pounded this Drovers’ Road on their way from Scotland to London.
Whose voices and footsteps haunt The Drovers’ Road on a summer's night in 2013? Who will haunt our own A-roads and highways in a thousand years’ time? And what can we learn about ourselves on the Drovers Road?
By Peter Spafford, inspired by Madeleine Bunting's book The Plot and specially commissioned for this project.
Directed by Em Whitfield Brooks, music by Tim Brooks
Funded as part of the Lime & Ice project with additional support from LEADER
Wed 3 - Sat 6 July 7.30pm, Matinee Sat 6 July 2.00pm
1812 Theatre Company Presents
This hilarious play, awarded Best Comedy at the 1991 Olivier Awards, will have audiences in stitches. Conservative minister Richard Willey plans to spend the evening with Labour Party secretary Jane, but things go wrong - starting with the discovery of a ‘body’. Desperately trying to get out of a potentially headline-making situation, Richard seeks help. However, with a conniving waiter, a suspicious hotelier, an alert private detective, an angry wife, a furious husband, a bungling secretary, an unconscious nurse and a dead body
Thurs 11 July, 7.30pm
"The Great Gatsby" follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.
Tues 23 July 6.00pm
Ryedale School's finest young musicians sing and play for your pleasure after a two-day residency at the Arts Centre. The school's Big Band will play a half of jazz standards, mixed with Latin and funk numbers, followed by Cantarla, performing Joseph Horowitz's Cantata Summer Sunday described by the composer as a 'comical-tragical-ecological Pastoral, with an environmental message'! Come and enjoy a varied early evening's music-making from these talented young musicians, led by the school’s Head of Performing Arts Andrew Moxon.
Fri 23 - Sun 25 August
Helmsley Arts Centre is curating events on one of the main stages on the evening of Saturday 24 August at the festival’s new home in Duncombe Park. We are offering up to £15 off tickets to this truly wonderful event on the August Bank Holiday weekend : enter code HAC-772 at checkout in the online shop to claim your discount.
For tickets and info visit www.galtresfestival.org.uk