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Courthouse Street, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3AN
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Andante: Blowin'in The Wind

Join us as we take you back to the era of PEACE, PROTEST LOVE with uniquely arranged classic songs such as Mr Tambourine Man, Imagine, The Night They Drove Ol Dixie Down, Big yellow Taxi, The Sound of Silence, All you need is Love and many more. Andante Live presents Blowin in the Wind. Combining the vocal harmonies of Vee Sweeney and Mark Rowson, 16 instruments between them and outstanding musicianship, they perform an uplifting and inspiring show to give you a fabulous evening of unforgettable music. When Dylan, Baez and friends sang their songs of peace, protest love, times certainly were a- changin.

Sat 29 Sep

£14

Andrew Maxwell

Irish scamp Maxwell shows why his reputation for moments of comedy genius is so well-founded.

Fri 10 May

£15.40

Andrew Maxwell: Showtime

With"SHOWTIME"Andrew continued his long run of domination of the Edinburgh Fringe.A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos, it won yet another barrage of five-star reviews for one of the festival's most universally acclaimed acts. Now, it's 'showtime' for the rest of thecountry.Andrew is known for his eagle-eyed, passionate current-affairs comedy, showcased in his many appearances on BBC Radio 4 (News Quiz, Welcome To Wherever You Are, Public Enemies). He's been seen on - among others - Live at the Apollo (BBC One), Have I Got News for You (BBC One), Celebrity Juice (ITV2) and Mock the Week (BBC Two); and to a whole new generation he is the devilish voice of MTV's Ex On The Beach.

Fri 10 May

£14

Animals And Friends

Featuring from the original Animals - John Steel Mick Gallagher (The Blockheads)Danny Handleyand Roberto Ruiz. In 1964 a wave of new energetic rock and roll swept over the youth of the world. On the crest of this wave was The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and of course The Animals. From the banks of the River Tyne came the North Easts offering; a brand of rhythm n blues that the whole world seemed to grasp greedily.The Animals were the second British band to top the American charts after The Beatles with the now multi-million selling and legendary anthem, House of the Rising Sun. The band subsequently achieved over twenty global Top Ten hit records, many of which gained the Number One slot in various parts of the world.2012 marked founder member John Steels 55th year as a performing musician. Animals Friends recent Prehistoric album features recordings of the songs that so inspired John Steel and Eric Burdon as they grew up on Tyneside.Though the band has changed, the songs remain eternal… alongside covers of Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker classics, they ensure that the nostalgic element comes with an enjoyably abrasive edge.

Sat 8 Dec

£20

Blair Dunlop

Blair Dunlop

Contemporary folk singer-songwriter.

Sat 6 Oct

£13

Blair Dunlop: Notes From An Island

With every record I am getting closer to what I want to achieve and I think this is comfortably my best album to date.From the start, Blair Dunlops albums have enjoyed critical acclaim, with each one expanding his musical horizons, his audience and his prodigious songwriting gifts. Now, with the release of his fourth album, Notes From An Island, it is obvious that he remains consumed by the urge to make music. From a man still in his mid-20s, whose debut album, Blight Blossom, won the coveted Horizon Award at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, whose 2010 debut EP is now a collectors item and who was declared the vital bridge between Brit folks first and latest flowerings by Q magazine, these are strong sentiments indeed.Featuring close collaborations with Ed Harcourt, Dave Burn and Gita Langley, plus his long term band mates Fred Claridge and Jacob Stoney, Notes From An Island sees the singer, songwriter and guitarist more than living up to that previous promise.Blair is a true artist in his prime, as is wholly evident on this beautiful record - Ed Harcourt (Producer)[Dunlops]…epic songwriting instincts prevail on a personal-political fourth album. Thoughtful break-up songs mirror British cultural isolationism outside - MOJOJack Carty will be providing support.

Sat 6 Oct

£13

Breabach

Breabach

Blending double bagpipes, whistle, fiddle, song and Scottish stepdance with Celtic flair and frenzy.

Sat 16 Feb

£16

Celtic Fiddle Festival

Called three of the finest folk violinists anywhere by The Washington Post, Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations. Fiddlers Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lematre (Brittany, France) and Capercaillies own Charlie McKerron (Scotland) showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles. Along with acclaimed guitarist Nicolas Quemener from Brittany, the quartet combines their talents, musical traditions, and spontaneous humour for an evening of dazzling energy and subtle grace.Kevin Burke is a world-renowned Irish fiddler whose formidable career includes the seminal Irish groups The Bothy Band and Patrick Street. Christian Lematre honed his remarkable skills playing the hypnotic Breton melodies at festou-noz (night dances) throughout Brittany, the Celtic region of France. He is a founding member of the group Kornog. Charlie McKerron, the newest member, is one of Scotlands finest fiddle players, having toured the world with Capercaillie amongst his many other projects.Four albums and numerous international tours later, the ensemble is now one of the most popular on the Celtic circuit. This is sure to be a sell-out event so get your tickets quick.

Sat 17 Nov

£17.50

Chantel Mcgregor: Acoustic

The Blues came calling first, but rock was always waiting around the corner. Well it would be, wouldnt it? Coming from the deep south, it was inevitable, but living in the deep south of Bradford,theres agritty hard edge to life! A female guitar prodigy, Chantel was told by a major label that she had a great voice, but girls dont play guitar like that! Wisely ignoring their comments, she enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became the first student in the colleges history, to achieve a 100% pass mark at BTEC, with 18 distinctions.After years of touring and festival appearances, Chantel returned with a vengeance with ten new songs that not only salutes contemporary rock, but shows her gradual transition from conventional Blues to a harder, bigger and bolder rock sound.Come along and support one of our most talented local artists, for a night of acoustic blues music from one of the UKs rising stars.

Sat 15 Sep

£14–£16

Charlie Dore & Julian Littman: 20 Songs In 90 Minutes

A very special evening of eclectic, contemporary folk as Charlie Dore, one of the UKs most respected songwriters teams up with multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Span and virtuoso double bass player Gareth Huw Davies for a preview her brand-new album, Dark Matter. The new collection, described as a cocktail of speculation, stories and dreams served up in a hand-blown glass includes the songs Two Thousand Hour Lightbulb, Breakfast of Neutrinos, 15 Minutes with Danny Kaye and Personal Hell. Charlie promises another raid on the instrument cupboard as the pair swap guitars, mandolin, harmonium, ukulele, piano and autoharp as well as some new and different flavours to shine a personal light on her subject matter. Theyll dip into favourites from the past 6 albums too and share some original acoustic versions of hits Charlie has written for others, including George Harrison and Jimmy Nail. She may even do a new version of Pilot of the Airwaves if we ask nicely

Fri 25 Jan

£13

Christopher's Christmas

From the company who brought you the festive favourites The Lost PresentA Christmas Adventure!and Sorry! Christmas is CancelledKatie Saves the Day! comes a new wintery tale for the whole family to share.Its Christmas Eve and Christopher Nibble and his family are putting the finishing touches to his tree when their festive fun is interrupted by a shocking radio announcement. Father Christmas is lost! His Sat Nav has broken and he cant find Dandeville! The guinea pigs gather together and hatch a plan to save Christmas but everything they do seems to cause chaos and calamity. Suddenly there is a power cut and it seems like all is lost. Does Christopher Nibble have the seasonal spirit to save the day? Or will the guinea pigs of Dandeville wake up to empty stockings this year?Told using beautiful puppets and stunning scenery, Christophers Christmas is a collaboration between the creator of Christopher Nibble, Charlotte Middleton, and Claire Alizon Hills of Topsy Turvy Theatre, written especially for children aged 2-7 and their families.

Sat 15 Dec

£7–£9

Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away

If youve never had the chance to see Cirque du Soleil live, then this is the event for you. Come and enjoy this recorded screening of their 2012 performance Worlds Away. A young woman in a small Mid-Western town goes to a travelling carnival one evening, where she is urged by a silent clown to visit the carnivals circus and see The Aerialist, the shows star attraction. She is entranced by The Aerialist, but during his act he misses a catch and falls to the ground. She rushes to help him, but then the ground beneath them gives way and they fall through into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil. Separated, they travel through the different tent worlds trying to find each other, interacting with the strange and wonderful performers and performances of Cirque du Soleil.PG (91 mins)

Sun 17 Feb

£8–£10

Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour

Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour

Live broadcast of Cliff Richard's 60th anniversary tour featuring all his greatest hits.

Sun 14 Oct

£12–£13

Courthouse Quiz

Its New Year quiz time again. Pit your wits against our new Quiz Inquisitors who will be testing your general knowledge and exercising your little grey cells…. and be waited on as your fish and chip supper is brought to you. Veggie option available.Maximum of 12 tables, so to avoid disappointment please get your teams sorted (of no more than 6) and book early!The bar will be open from 7pm

Fri 4 Jan

£5–£10

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 54min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Joe Wright
  • Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendlesohn, Ronald Pickup

May 1940: the situation in Europe is worsening, and Britain needs a new prime minister. The latest in a very long line of recent Churchill performances is by far the best: Oldman is virtually unrecognisable and attacks the part with relish, with Scott Thomas excellent as his wife Clemmie. It may veer into hero worship but it’s a confidently handled crowdpleaser.

Thu 6 Sep

£5

The Diamond Soul Band

Do you feel like Dancing in The Street? Do you like Sweet Soul Music? Was the only boy who could ever reach you the Son of a Preacher Man? Do you demand R-E-S-P-E-C-T, or plead for Mercy? Do you want a ride with Mustang Sally?Based near Skipton, North Yorkshire, this local band covers classic songs from Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner through to Martha and The Vandellas, The Commitments and The Blues Brothers.Bring your dancing shoes for this standing room only gig.Some limited seating will be available.

Fri 1 Feb

£10–£12

Exhibition On Screen: Cezanne – Portraits Of A Life

Exhibition On Screen: David Hockney At The Royal Academy Of Arts
  • 2018

Exhibition dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne.

Fri 14 Sep

£8

Fidget Theatre Present: Birds Nest Billy

I wish for an adventure! Billy is a little boy with a big brother called Bo. Billy and Bo both have big hair. Big, curly bird nest hair. They playtogether: building, racing, dancing pretending. Theyre the very best of brothers.Then one day Bo gets ahaircutand starts going to school. Billy plays on his own, but it isnt the same. Billy misses his big brother all day long. But then out of Billys bird nest hair chirps a little bird. The little bird grants Billy three magical wishesBirds Nest Billy is an imaginative, fantastical adventure story for children aged 3-7 and their families.

Sat 23 Feb

£7–£9

Finding Your Feet

Finding Your Feet
  • 2017
  • UK / Canada / Australia
  • 1h 51min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Richard Loncraine
  • Cast: Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley

Snobbish Sandra (Staunton) is disturbed to find that her husband Mike (Sessions) has been having an affair with best friend Pamela (Lawrence) but her free-spirited sister Bif (Imrie) helps her loosen up. Familiar but pleasant comedy-drama for mature audiences with a dash of daring.

Thu 6 Dec

£5

A Fistful Of Spookies

Sensational stylings of Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, The Beach Boys, a stirring of brand newies and thousand year old Georgian songs, guaranteed to woo, charm, cheer delight. A Fistful of Spookies(UK) were abandoned to their own appliances when festival hits The Spooky Mens Chorale retreated to Australia after sold-out 2015 2017 tours. This rambunctious collection of UK Spooks keep alive the flame of Spookiness in Britain. Magnificent fun!With Michael Carlyon, Adrian Mealing, Philip Read, Chris Samuel, James Sills Dom Stichburyin a different leagueClare, Fire in the MountainThey came. They sang. They conquered.Chapel Arts, Chapel-en-le-Frithheart-hugging harmoniesWelshampton Parish Halla wonderful evening of music and mirthBolton Socialist ClubSuch a tonic to the soul and the senses!Victoria Hall, Settlea fun-sized version of The Spooky Mens ChoraleMark Radcliffe, 6 Music

Fri 28 Sep

£14

Funny Girl

Funny Girl
  • 1968
  • US
  • 2h 31min
  • U
  • Directed by: William Wyler
  • Cast: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford

Biopic loosely based on the life and career of comedienne Fanny Brice and her rocky relationship with professional gambler and con artist Nick Artstein.

Sun 18 Nov

£12–£13

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

Comedy from Mock the Week regular.

Fri 1 Mar

£17.60

Geoff Norcott: Traditionalism

Geoff Norcott: Traditionalism

Political stand-up from the comedian who attempts to hold onto modern views in a world where tradition is becoming a dirty word.

Sat 3 Nov

£13

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 2h 4min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mike Newell
  • Cast: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Jessica Brown Findlay

Juliet (James) is a successful writer in post-WWII London who discovers the eponymous book club, and learns about their lives under the German occupation of the island. Don’t let the twee title put you off, as it’s a beguiling and affecting celebration of friendship, courage and the joys of reading, full of warmth and good humour.

Thu 24 Jan

£5

Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg

Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg!

Actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip tours his new one man show about all things theatrical.

Sun 2 Jun

£20

Ian Mcmillan & Luke Carver Goss: Between You And Me

Poet, broadcaster comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss present a hilarious night of words, music breath-taking comedy, featuring songs, stories and a musical created out of thin air!Bard of Barnsley Ian McMillan hosts weekly hit radio show The Verb. Hes Poet-in-Residence for Barnsley FC, The Academy of Urbanism and, until recently, English National Opera. Hes a regular on BBC Breakfast, Pointless Celebrities, Coast, Countryfile, Pick of the Week, Last Word, The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes (C4) He was featured on The South Bank Show and cast away on Desert Island Discs. His rip-roaring poetry shows are legendary.Luke Carver Goss has recorded performed with his own group, the acclaimed Carver Trio, as well as The Ian McMillan Orchestra, jazz singer Tina May and story-teller Daniel Morden in the group The Devils Violin. Recent works with Ian include Snappy Opera the Magical Music Tree for Mahogany Opera Group, Looking for a Stable for Scunthorpe Rotary and local choirs, and Tiger Tales for Holmfirth Arts Festival. Expect a night of music, laughs and tales from two very talented performers.

Fri 22 Feb

£12.50

It's Different For Girls

Hull. 1965. Five young women from Hull decide to start a girl band. Within months they are touring the local pubs and clubs and are soon asked to play for the US Troops in Germany. Leaving behind their jobs as cleaners, dental assistants and waitresses, the teenagers embark on their journey to 'freedom'. However, its soon clear the troops are more interested in the length of their skirts rather than their talent. If these girls want success they will have to bite their tongues and learn to live with it- 'it's a man's world'.Its Different for Girls is a brand-new musical inspired by Hulls own 1960s girl band, Mandy The Girlfriends, that documents the journey of five young women as they challenge the music industry and prove that they are not just good for girls.

Fri 2 Nov

£12

James Hornsby: Oliver Twist

James Hornsby is a veteran of well over one-hundred and fifty theatrical performances. In a career spanning more than thirty-five years he has appeared on Television, on the West-End stage and he has worked with some of the countrys leading playwrights including: Sir Alan Ayckbourn, Dame Kay Mellor, Richard Cameron and of course, for many years with John Godber at the renowned Hull-Truck Theatre Company.After the success of last years highly acclaimed performance of David Copperfield at Otley Courthouse, James is delighted to return with one of Charles Dickens best loved novels OLIVER TWIST. Performed once again as a one-man show James will vividly portray a cast of wonderful characters including: Mr Bumble, Fagin and The Artful Dodger, Sikes and Nancy, Mr Brownlow, the sinister Mr Monks and, of course, Oliver himself in a faithful, funny, thrilling and hard hitting re-telling of this classic novel. All brought to life in the inimitable style of Dickens own legendary public readings.

Sun 7 Oct

£7–£8

Jane Siberry

Iconic and enigmatic; Jane Siberry is one of the worlds most unique and gifted singer/songwriters. Blessed with a sincere integrity and emotional depth, her work has spanned 3 decades, with the release of 14 studio albums and performances on concert stages around the world. Her 1985 album The Speckless Sky was a huge critical and commercial success and the follow up albums The Walking, Bound by Beauty, When I Was a Boyand her signature song Calling All Angels cemented her status as one of the worlds foremost performance artists. Janes recent albums Ulysses Purse and Angels Bend Closer have been released to rapturous acclaim and she will be performing tracks from this alongside her classics. A Canadian native, Janes songs have been covered by numerous artists, with particular success by k.d Lang on her renditions of Love is Everything, Haint It Funny and a stunning rendering of The Valley. This is guaranteed to be a very special evening with Jane performing some of her most beautiful music.

Fri 7 Dec

£16

Jeremy Hardy

Jeremy Hardy

Mr Hardy is a stalwart of BBC Radio 4 comedy including The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Now's your chance to see Jeremy out on his own, peddling his intelligent satire and gentle musings across the country.

Fri 30 Nov

Sold out

Keep It Cash (The voice and sound of Johnny Cash) at Glasgow's Grand Ole Opry

Keep It Cash

Three-piece tribute to Johnny Cash.

Sat 6 Oct

£12

Sat 13 Oct

£12

Kevin Henderson & Mathias Perez

Mathias PerezisaSwedish folk guitarist whohas been playing all over the world over thelast 10 years,with a number of international musicians such asNano Stern,SigridMoldestad,HaraldHaugardand Helene Blum Band.But it is with Kevin Henderson that he comes to Otley. Regarded as one of Shetlands finest fiddle players Kevinbegan playing the fiddle at the age of 9 taking private lessons with highly renowned Shetland fiddler Trevor Hunter and at the age of 10 studied under the late great Willie Hunter, arguably Shetlands finest ever fiddler.He is a founding member of award winning Shetland powerhouse, Fiddlers Bid, formed in 1991, has been a member of folk music legends, Boys of the Lough, since 2001, a member of Scottish super group Session A9 since 2004 and co-founded the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc in 2009.Together they play a range of music, fusing Scottish and Swedish folk tunes for an evening of truly exceptional music, froma highly talented international duo.

Sat 20 Oct

£12.50

King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys

2018 sees King Pleasure The Biscuit Boys celebrate a remarkable 30 years on the road. More than the greatest jump, jive and swing band on the planet, theyve become an institution. In their three decades, the band have delivered nearly 6500 performances in 21 countries, played on 36 radio shows and made 73 television appearances. Rough, tough and always rocking, King Pleasure The Biscuit Boys have appeared at festivals, in concert and at clubs throughout the UK and Europe.The band has also performed alongside B.B. King, Cab Calloway and His Orchestra, Ray Charles, and toured with the actual Blues Brothers Band - the one from the movie! Along the way, the band have recorded 11 albums for Big Bear Records, all distributed worldwide physically and online.Back by popular demand the boys are back to deliver another sell-out performance which will have you dancing in the aisles.

Sat 24 Nov

£14–£16

Lean on Pete

Lean on Pete
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 2h 1min
  • Directed by: Andrew Haigh
  • Cast: Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny

Teenage Charley (Plummer) goes to work for grizzled horse trainer Del (Buscemi) and befriends the titular horse, before going on the road in search of his aunt. Haigh’s delicate directorial style makes a desperately sad coming-of-age tale very watchable, helped by Plummer’s appealingly understated performance.

Thu 28 Feb

£5

Leeds Palestinian Film Festival: Fire Fighters Under Occupation

A lack of even the most basic firefighting equipment prompted the Fire Brigade Union to contact Palestinian firefighters several years ago. Now a new film traces what happened when one FBU member returned. Filmmaker Ciaran Gibbons travels to the occupied West Bank to speak to Palestinian firefighters working and living under the worlds longest running military occupation.Stalls selling Palestinian ceramics and Zaytoun products will be present.Followed by a QA with film director/firefighter Ciaran Gibbons.

Thu 15 Nov

£4–£5

The Man Who Invented Christmas

The Man Who Invented Christmas
  • 2017
  • 1h 44min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bharat Nalluri
  • Cast: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow, Donald Sumpter, Miriam Margolyes, Morfydd Clark, Justin Edwards, Ian McNeice, Bill Paterson

Charles Dickens (Stevens), down on his luck, is in desperate need of a hit when Ebenezer Scrooge (Plummer) pops into his head and starts offering pointers. Decent if occasionally twee adaptation of Les Standiford’s non-fiction book, with Stevens being sympathetic and energetic and Plummer clearly relishing a chance to do Scrooge.

Thu 20 Dec

£5

Movie Matinee

Real life proves just as dramatic off-screen as it does on it for these two actors, the aging Hollywood superstar Gloria Grahame and her younger lover, Peter Turner. Ultimately, they find that they must each come to terms with whatever fate they face in the future whether they are together or apart.Director:Paul McGuigan , Stars:Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Kenneth Cranham105mins, 15

Thu 14 Feb

£5

Movie Matinee: Journey's End

Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, as they await their fate.Director:Saul Dibb ,Stars:Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield107mins, 12A

Thu 15 Nov

£5

Movie Matinee: The Post

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the countrys first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.Director:Steven Spielberg , Stars:,Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson116mins, 12A

Thu 18 Oct

£5

Movie Matinee: Wonder

WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heart-warming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. His extraordinary journey proves you cant blend in when you were born to stand out.Director:Stephen Chbosky ,Star:Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic , Julia Roberts113mins, PG

Thu 1 Nov

£5

Narthen Christmas Show: Coope, Simpson, Fraser & Freya

Whilst the name of their shows may change and the content vary yearly the essential formula at Christmas remains the same. Back by popular demand, the legendary quartet which is Coope, Simpson, Fraser and Freya bring their latest seasonal show to Otley. Their shows always feature the fantastic four part, polyphonic, soaring, a capella carols from Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and beyond but there is a lot more packed in. You can expect a glance at other aspects of the winter period often funny, sometimes quite irreverent, poignant and joyous. In addition to the a cappella style carols there are accompanied songs and instrumentals all filling the relevant spice mix of the season. If youre still struggling to get into the Christmas spirit, then this show will have you easily in the mood and on your way.

Fri 21 Dec

£13

National Theatre Live: Allelujah!

Running Time: 170 mins, including intervalBBFC Certificate: 12AAllelujah!by Alan BennettLeaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness IndependentAlan Bennetts sharp and hilarious new play is just what the doctor ordered (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at Londons Bridge Theatre during its limited run, dont miss this rousing chorus line for the NHS (Observer) in your local cinema.The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old peoples choir.Alan Bennetts celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Vanand The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

Sat 5 Jan

£12–£13

National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra

National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra

Simon Goodwin's adaptation of Shakespeare's play with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo in the titular roles, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

Sat 12 Jan

£12–£13

National Theatre Live: I'm Not Running

New play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Thu 14 Feb

£12–£13

National Theatre Live: Julie

National Theatre Live: Julie

New version of August Strinberg’s play, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

Thu 6 Sep

£12–£13

National Theatre Live: King Lear

National Theatre Live: King Lear
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Simon Russell Beale

Mendes returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Thu 1 Nov

£12–£13

National Theatre Live: The Madness Of George III

National Theatre Live: The Madness Of George III
  • 2018

Alan Bennett's multi-award-winning drama is broadcast live from Nottingham Playhouse.

Thu 31 Jan

£12–£13

Never The Bride

Roger Daltrey broadcast Nikki Lamborn has the best female rock voice since Janis Joplin and I know what Im talking about, I knew Janis.In the very heart of the notorious London rock and roll scene exists a whirlwind duo of female energy and ecstasy, please meet Never The Bride.Their live performance is to be held in awe, purely in anticipation of the live operatic architecture they consistently unfurl upon their willing audiences. Having invaded venues ranging from The Royal Albert Hall (on multiple occasions), playing alongside Elton John at the Royal Albert Hall, Touring UK Australia with The British Symphony Rock Symphony alongside, Roger Daltrey, Paul Rogers, Wembley Arena supporting The Who, Glastonbury Festival with Dame Shirley Bassey, Various with Eric Clapton, Ronnie Scotts with Robert Plant Gary Moore, a Duet with Brian Adams at a sold out Birmingham NEC, The Viper Room in LA and Euro-fests galore - to intimate spaces like The Green Note in Camden, Never The Bride have amazed and floored audiences and peer groups alike over their 25 years of service - these ladies are true rock and roll royalty.Bob Harris from BBC Radio 2 referred to them as one of the best live bands in Britain; the ladies roll-call list is simply mind blowing - as are the stories the ladies readily share.Capturing the electric and unquestionable live energy, Never The Brides presence has also been noted as one of LAs famous Viper Rooms top favorite moments of the past 21 years. Sunset and Clark magazineBristol born Nikki Lamborn carries the dynamo vocal lead, while Glaswegian, Catherine Been Feeney asserts the sonic art with keys and vocals. Joined by a world class band their raw, unfettered talent is undeniable and is enough to justify the impression the girls have left on audiences throughout Never The Brides 25 years of global domination.Nikki also holds a successful reputation as a vocal coach; described as the best I have ever known by Beverley Knight and has appeared on TV as a vocal coach on BBCs Just The Two Of Us and Channel 4s Faking It series as well as recently taking part as a judge in BBC1s new Saturday night Prime time entertainment show All together Now. (On Air 27th Jan 2018).Nikki Lamborn was also approached in 2016 by Film Director Duncan Jones (David Bowies Son) Moon, Source Code, Warcraft, and asked if she would appear in his latest Film MUTE which goes out on Netflix on Friday 23rd February. Shes cast along side Alex Skarsgard, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux, Sam Rockwell https://www.neverthebride.com/nikki-news/Never The Bride have released seven studio albums to date, with their latest outing, due to be released in April 2018.Their legendary career merely represents their journey so far - and remains a testament for what dangerously is yet to come.

Fri 12 Oct

£10–£15

Never The Bride & Light Zeppelin

Roger Daltrey broadcast Nikki Lamborn has the best female rock voice since Janis Joplin and I know what Im talking about, I knew Janis.In the very heart of the notorious London rock and roll scene exists a whirlwind duo of female energy and ecstasy, please meet Never The Bride.Their live performance is to be held in awe, purely in anticipation of the live operatic architecture they consistently unfurl upon their willing audiences. Having invaded venues ranging from The Royal Albert Hall (on multiple occasions), playing alongside Elton John at the Royal Albert Hall, Touring UK Australia with The British Symphony Rock Symphony alongside, Roger Daltrey, Paul Rogers, Wembley Arena supporting The Who, Glastonbury Festival with Dame Shirley Bassey, Various with Eric Clapton, Ronnie Scotts with Robert Plant Gary Moore, a Duet with Brian Adams at a sold out Birmingham NEC, The Viper Room in LA and Euro-fests galore - to intimate spaces like The Green Note in Camden, Never The Bride have amazed and floored audiences and peer groups alike over their 25 years of service - these ladies are true rock and roll royalty.Bob Harris from BBC Radio 2 referred to them as one of the best live bands in Britain; the ladies roll-call list is simply mind blowing - as are the stories the ladies readily share.Capturing the electric and unquestionable live energy, Never The Brides presence has also been noted as one of LAs famous Viper Rooms top favorite moments of the past 21 years. Sunset and Clark magazineBristol born Nikki Lamborn carries the dynamo vocal lead, while Glaswegian, Catherine Been Feeney asserts the sonic art with keys and vocals. Joined by a world class band their raw, unfettered talent is undeniable and is enough to justify the impression the girls have left on audiences throughout Never The Brides 25 years of global domination.Nikki also holds a successful reputation as a vocal coach; described as the best I have ever known by Beverley Knight and has appeared on TV as a vocal coach on BBCs Just The Two Of Us and Channel 4s Faking It series as well as recently taking part as a judge in BBC1s new Saturday night Prime time entertainment show All together Now. (On Air 27th Jan 2018).Nikki Lamborn was also approached in 2016 by Film Director Duncan Jones (David Bowies Son) Moon, Source Code, Warcraft, and asked if she would appear in his latest Film MUTE which goes out on Netflix on Friday 23rd February. Shes cast along side Alex Skarsgard, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux, Sam Rockwell https://www.neverthebride.com/nikki-news/Never The Bride have released seven studio albums to date, with their latest outing, due to be released in April 2018.Their legendary career merely represents their journey so far - and remains a testament for what dangerously is yet to come.Light Zeppelin - Zeppelin UnpluggedFormed in 2014 as an off-shoot of Whole Lotta Led, the UKs leading Led Zeppelin tribute band, Light Zeppelin perform acoustic versions of Led Zeppelins amazing songs.Obviously the band perform Led Zeppelins beautiful acoustic numbers but they also play stunning versions of the Zep classics, including Black Dog, Kashmir and of course the hugely popular Stairway To Heaven.Light Zeppelin are: Lee Pryor (vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica), Geoff Hunt (acoustic bass and mandolin) and Nick Ferris (acoustic guitar).

Fri 12 Oct

£10–£15

On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach
  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Dominic Cooke
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Emily Watson

Adaptation by Ian McEwan of his own novella, in which newlyweds Eddie (Howle) and Florence (Ronan) have an unsatisfying wedding night in a Dorset hotel in the early 60s. Overwrought and underwhelming, it’s filmed with a heavy hand by theatre director Cooke, making it for self-important and unengaging viewing.

Thu 10 Jan

£5

Oskar's Amazing Adventure

Desperate for some fun, Oskar leaves the snowbound little house on top of the mountain to try to find a friendly animal to play with. But where are all the animals? And why does Oskar have to wait till spring to play his favourite game again? This original play for young children uses a rich mix of storytelling, physical theatre, clowning, puppetry and music song to tell the tale of a puppys search for friendship in the wilderness of the Alps.

Sat 13 Oct

£7–£9

Otley Folk Festival: Ashley Hutchings & His Band

Ashley is a legend in the Folk World. He was instrumental in helping to form FAIRPORT CONVENTION, STEELEYE SPAN and THE ALBION BAND. He still plays bass with The Rainbow Chasers and he hosts and plays in this show The Origins of Fairport Convention. He is globally recognised as The Guvnor and testimonials and quotes abound.Ashley Hutchings is the single most important figure in English folk rock. Before that his group Fairport Convention recorded some of the best versions of my unreleased songs. Listen to the bass playing on Percys Song to hear how great he is. Bob Dylan.Come along for an evening of music tales from one of folk musics true legends.

Fri 21 Sep

£17–£20

Otley Folk Festival: John Watterson & His "fake Thackray" Show

John Watterson has been a fan of Jake Thackray since he first saw him in 1975. When Jake died in 2003, John decided to preserve his memory and his songs and so Fake Thackray was conceived. John has toured extensively with his Tribute to Jake Thackray show and last year he toured with Fairport Convention bringing Jakes songs to a whole new audience.

Sun 23 Sep

£12

Peggy Seeger And Family An Evening Of Song And Conversation

Peggy Seeger - singer, songwriter, feminist, icon, muse - is the undisputed queen of folk and political song. Now in her 80s, her performances, charisma and wit remain undiminished. Join Peggy and sons for a memorable evening featuring some of her and Ewan MacColls most treasured songs, readings from her highly acclaimed memoir The First Time Ever and plenty of relaxed family banter.Peggy may be folk royalty, but theres nothing either reverent or nostalgic about this joyous and intimate performance The GuardianGlorious The TimesTruly joyous Morning StarAn effortlessly intimate affair The ScotsmanA memorable warm and charming evening of great music, family humour and grace. Irish World

Sat 27 Oct

£16

Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phil Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.Phil became a familiar face when he started as team captain on BBC2s pop quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks in 1996,which went on to run for 19 years.Aside from Never Mind the Buzzcocksand live stand up shows all over the UK, he also appears as a regular guest on QI(BBC2) and Alan Davies as yet Untitled (Dave), and in 2012 returned to television stand-up for the first time since 2000 with an appearance on Live at the Apollo (BBC1).On BBC Radio 4 Phil is a regular panellist of the award winningIm Sorry I Havent a Clueand The Unbelievable Truth and was resident curator on The Museum of Curiosity. In addition, he has presented numerous radio documentaries including, Phil Jupitus Comic Strips, Calvin and Hobbesand The Man Who Bought Hendrixs Stage.This promises to be a hilarious night just in time for the festive season.Age 14+

Sun 16 Dec

£15

A Quiet Passion

A Quiet Passion
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 2h 5min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Terence Davies
  • Written by: Terence Davies
  • Cast: Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff

Emily Dickinson (Nixon) is a quick-witted, intelligent woman living in 19th century Amherst, Mass., debating with her Catholic lawyer father (Carradine) and pious aunt (Badland). Compelling portrait of the great American poet, with brilliant work from Ehle as Emily’s younger sister and a barnstorming performance from Nixon, combining wit with vulnerability.

Thu 4 Oct

£5

The Rape Of Recy Taylor

The Rape Of Recy Taylor
  • 2017
  • 1h 31min
  • Directed by: Nancy Buirski
  • Cast: Tommy Bernardi, Robert Corbitt, Alma Daniels

Mrs Recy Taylor was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Unbroken, she spoke up and fought for justice with help from Rosa Parks and legions of women.

Thu 18 Oct

£4–£5

Reform Theatre Company: This Might Hurt

ThisMightHurt: written by JohnGodberWhen tough actor Jack Skipton returns from filming to care for his ageing aunt, he has no idea what he is letting himself in for. But this might be his most taxing role to date, as he begins an incredible odyssey through the N.H.S, from cancelled GPs appointments, wrongly booked scans, frustrated Consultants, and abusive home Carers, who smoke on the door step!Jacks story is hilarious and heart-breaking, as he and his aunt take on the health service in order to get the right diagnosis, and the right care; as he goes from actor to Carer to drugs Consultant, and she refuses to admit that she is even ill!Told in a bold physical theatre style and with breath-taking grit and honesty,Godberstake on our health service is both tender and true, as he investigates what we deserve, and what we receive. Take a deep breath, because This Might Hurt!

Sun 21 Oct

£12

Rome And Juliet

Performed at the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, this is a recorded screening of this ballet featuring classic choreography to the immortal notes of Sergej Prokofiev. Conducted by Patrick Fournillier. Romeo and Juliet debuted in January 1938 in Soviet Russia and it took three years for Prokofiev to get his adaptation of William Shakespeares ill-fated lovers to the stage. The drambalet (dramatised ballet) is a masterful adaptation of Shakespeares enduring romantic tragedy, and has since performed all over the world.The production was later adapted by leading choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan, who pays great attention to human relations, lyricism and psychological tension, without neglecting moments of humour through emotion. The title roles in this production are played by Italian star Roberto Bolle and world-renowned American ballet dancer Misty Copeland.The screening is 173 minutes including intervals.

Fri 14 Dec

£10–£11

Romeo And Juliet

Performed at the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, this is a recorded screening of this ballet featuring classic choreography to the immortal notes of Sergej Prokofiev. Conducted by Patrick Fournillier. Romeo and Juliet debuted in January 1938 in Soviet Russia and it took three years for Prokofiev to get his adaptation of William Shakespeares ill-fated lovers to the stage. The drambalet (dramatised ballet) is a masterful adaptation of Shakespeares enduring romantic tragedy, and has since performed all over the world.The production was later adapted by leading choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan, who pays great attention to human relations, lyricism and psychological tension, without neglecting moments of humour through emotion. The title roles in this production are played by Italian star Roberto Bolle and world-renowned American ballet dancer Misty Copeland.The screening is 173 minutes including intervals.

Fri 14 Dec

£10–£11

Sam Avery: The Learner Parent

Parenthood is a crafty beast. The second you master something it changes the game so youre rubbish at it again.Stand-up comedian, viral blogger and bestselling author Sam Avery (aka the Learner Parent) started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born. A million nappies, Peppa Pig episodes and a head-full of hair loss later, he shares all the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of his experiences of first-time parenthood.Sams honest, messy account of wrestling with sleep deprivation and breast pumps - right through to his botched attempts at discipline and pathetic bids to stifle various toddler tantrums that definitely registered on the Richter scale - will have you testing your pelvic floor with laughter.Quick wit and painfully funny METROA gifted storyteller THE LIST

Fri 23 Nov

£17

The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ritesh Batra
  • Cast: Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer

Tony Webster (Broadbent) is a grumpy old git who’s on good terms with his ex wife (Walter); when he’s bequeathed the diary of an old friend, he is prompted to relive his schooldays. This adaptation of a Julian Barnes novel feels hokey and safe, although it has a nice cast and the scenes between Broadbent and Walter are among the few highlights.

Thu 20 Sep

£5

The Sisterhood

THE SISTERHOOD - Celebrating female musicians and the stories behind their songsThe Sisterhood is four accomplished Leeds musicians: Fuzzy Jones, Fran Wyburn,Astralunaand Miranda Arieh - each of whom have been featured on BBC Introducing and have a wealth of composing, performing and recording experience between them.At the heart of The Sisterhood is the belief that collaborating and not competing with fellow musicians makes us stronger, not only musically but also emotionally. Female musicians are still underrepresented in the wider music industry. The Sisterhood aims to address some of the issues faced by women in music, especially those who are not only writing, recording and performing their own material but also managing themselves and their careers, and ultimately encourage other women to write, perform and collaborate too.Come along and support these local musicians and their mission in what should be a great evening of live music from talented local artists.

Fri 15 Feb

£8

Snake Davis Band

Returning to the Courthouse following his sell out gig in 2016, top British soul jazz and funk saxophonist Snake Davis is widely known for his solos on tracks such as Lisa Stansfields Change, M-Peoples Search for a Hero and Movin on up, and Take Thats A million love songs. This year the 4-piece band will include Snake on saxes, vocals and woodwinds including the evocative Japanese flute, the Shakuhachi. Also featuring the astounding virtuoso bass guitar player Simon Goulding.A mix of original compositions and classic pop soul and jazz numbers by artists from Prince to Lennon to Brubeck. Audiences are used to an entertaining, uplifting musical treat an on this tour they wont be disappointed.

Fri 11 Jan

£16

Sounds Of Simon

Sounds Of Simon

Tribute act to the American duo Simon and Garfunkel.

Sat 19 Jan

£12

The Thinking Drinkers Pub Crawl

The Thinking Drinkers Pub Crawl

Historical bar-hop.

Fri 19 Oct

£15

La Traviata

A recorded screening from Teatro Alla Scala, acclaimed American filmmaker Sofia Coppola and Italian haute couture king Valentino Garavani have teamed up for a stunning revival of Giuseppe Verdis classic opera, LA TRAVIATA.Coppola breathes new life into Verdis 1853 opera, that tells the story of tempestuous love and heartbreak. Violetta Valry is a well-known courtesan in Paris whose life appears to be glamorous. However, shes suffering from a serious illness and her survival relies on the kindness and generosity of her male patrons. Her life seems empty, until she meets and falls in love with the young and eligible Alfredo Germont. But its not long before tragic circumstances tear them apart…

Sat 2 Feb

£12–£13

Tutti Frutti & York Theatre Royal Present: The Snow Queen

Kai andGerdahad been friends foras long as they could remember. Day followed day,always the same.Until In a whirl of magic and deception, splinters of a magical broken mirror blow in the wind, freezing hearts and changing everything!As Kai is pulled under the spell of the powerful snow queen of ice and coldness, we followGerdasquest to save her friend and return life to normal. Can it ever be the same again?Mike Kenny has taken HansChristianAndersensmost highly acclaimed story and simplified it into a tale for the young. Ivan Stott returns to tuttifrutti(Underneath a Magical Moon) to create memorable music and songsaccompanied by a typically beautifultutti frutti design.Join our winter journey about growing up, loyalty, friendship and the dangers of the unknown.For ages 3+ and their families

Thu 29 Nov

£6–£7

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Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

The stand-up comic and Mock the Week regular discusses not really knowing what she's doing in life.

Sat 22 Sep

£16.50

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