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26th & 27th April, 7.30pm

Icarus By Fine Chisel

Icarus, a grand folk opera is taking place across Helmsley, from the people of Pocklington and the brilliant Fine Chisel Theatre Company.


7.30pm at All Saints Church, Helmsley

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1 May 7pm

National Theatre Live Presents

King Lear

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.

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Fri 9 May, 7.30pm

Badapple Theatre Presents

The Thankful Village

An original comedy-drama by Kate Bramley with music by Jez Lowe.

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Picture from Henry IV - Part 1

14 May 7pm

Royal Shakespeare Company Live

Henry Iv - Part 1

With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and
domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. Having deposed the previous king, he is
only too aware of the tenuousness of his position, and of the price to be paid
if he falters. As his father prepares to defend his crown, Prince Hal is
languishing in the taverns and brothels of London, revelling in the company of
his friend, the notorious Sir John Falstaff. With the onset of the war, Hal and
Falstaff are thrust into the brutal reality of the battlefield, where Hal must
confront his responsibilities to family and throne.

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Sat 17 May, 7.30pm

Clap Trap Productions Presents

The Good Doctor

This Neil Simon comedy brings together eight of Chekhov’s short stories and is performed with warmth, humour, and just a little bit of mayhem.

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Thurs 22 May, 7pm

Nt Live Presents (encore)

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

A welcome return of this remarkable play, following its smash-hit live broadcast in 2012.

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Sat 24 May, 7.30pm

Red Ladder Theatre Company Presents

Wrong ’un

A Suffragette’s Story. A new one-woman musical written by Boff Whalley and directed by Justin Audibert.

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Thur 29 May, 11am and 2pm

Scribbled Thought And Vertical Line Theatre Presents

Superhero Snailboy

Superhero Snail Boy shows that even the smallest of superheroes can grow to be bigger than their fears.

Broadway Baby Suitable for 9+

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Picture from A Summer Selection

Friday 6th June, 7pm

Ryedale Writers Present

A Summer Selection

Join Ryedale Writers as they launch the Weekend with a new and lively selection of the best of their poetry, prose, drama and song.

In the Studio Bar

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Friday 6th June, 8.30pm

Fine Chisel Theatre Company Presents

Midnight At The Boar's Head

This multi-award winning theatre company and band breathe new life into The Bard. The Boar's Head in London's Cheapside was Shakespeare's favourite pub.

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Saturday 7th June, 10.00am


Storytelling With Tots & Parents

A fun and interactive session with the wonderful storyteller Ian Douglas. Share stories with Ian, and pick up tips for keeping your little ones entertained.

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Sun 8 June 4:30pm

Glyndebourne Presents

Der Rosenkavalier (live)

Der Rosenkavalier (The Knight of the Rose) is a comic opera by Richard Strauss to an original German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Harry von Kessler.

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Thurs 12 June, 7pm

Nt Live Presents

A Small Family Business

This riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn returns to the National Theatre for the first time since 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play.

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Sat 14 June, 3pm and 7.30pm & Sun 15 June, 7.30pm

Community Play


Performed and devised by local people, and directed by Alfie Crow, a hidden story of local life comes to the stage. What do communities do to survive? And what is the secret of the Windypits?

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Picture from Henry IV - Part 2

18 June 7pm

Royal Shakespeare Company Live

Henry Iv - Part 2

King Henry's health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface. Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain that Hal is a worthy heir, believing him to be more concerned with earthly pleasures than with the responsibility of rule. Meanwhile, Falstaff is sent to the countryside to recruit fresh troops. Among the unwitting locals, opportunities for embezzlement and profiteering prove impossible to resist as Falstaff gleefully indulges in the business of lining his own pockets. As the King's health continues to worsen, Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend in Shakespeare's heartbreaking conclusion to this pair of plays

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Thurs 19 June, 7.30pm

Sticks Theatre In Association With Harrogate Theatre Presents

Life Cycle

As Yorkshire prepares for the Tour de France this innovative theatre show depicts a lone cyclist reflecting on his life as he rides towards us.

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Wed 2–Sat 5 July, 7.30pm

1812 Theatre Company Presents

Lady In The Van

This touching play by Alan Bennett (80 this year), is described by Sheridan Morley as “a wonderfully bittersweet comic diary of the years in which a lethally dotty and very smelly old bat parked her un-roadworthy vehicle in Bennett’s Camden garden, thereby providing him with a roughly equal amount of good journalistic copy and guilty landlordly irritation.”

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Sun 6 July 5.30pm

Glyndebourne Presents

Don Giovanni (encore)

Don Giovanni is an opera with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It is based on the legends of Don Juan, a fictional libertine and seducer.

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Picture from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Workshop

Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th July

Youth Theatre Summer School

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Workshop

Youth Theatre Summer School Workshop

Monday 10-4pm
Tuesday 10-4.15pm - Parents arriving at 4pm to watch.

Get stuck in for two whole days exploring the factory and characters from Roald Dahl's much loved novel

Bring a packed lunch.
Age 7-11
£30 for Two Day Workshop
£25 for Youth Theatre and Tykes Members

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Mon 28 July–Fri 1 August, 10am- 4pm

Musical Theatre Summer School

This exciting project will be an inspiring five days of music, movement and theatre led by director and choreographer Jolley Gosnold, whose talent and experience outweigh his young age.

Age 12-17

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Sun 10 August 5.30

Glyndebourne Presents

La Traviata (live)

La Traviata (The Fallen Woman) is an opera by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. It is based on La dame aux Camélias (1852), a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas.

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Picture from The Two Gentlemen of Verona

3 September

Royal Shakespeare Company Live

The Two Gentlemen Of Verona

Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare’s exuberant romantic comedy. He is Associate Director of the Royal Court and his production of Strange Interlude recently played to critical acclaim at the National Theatre. This is the first time in 45 years The Two Gentlemen of Verona has been performed in full production on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage.

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