Meet four astonishing Yorkshire women and hear their voices as they tell their experiences during World War 1 and its impact on their lives.
Women experienced "the Great War" as volunteers, workers, poets & writers. Some of their contributions have been recognised, but many more have not. Recent research via " Wenches in Trenches: the Roses of No Man's Land" is uncovering the part women had to play not only at home, but also on the front line.
So come and discover some of these hidden histories and secret stories. Encounter the only official female British soldier in WW1, who is also a national heroine of Serbia; the only Yorkshire woman to hold a Bardic Chair; VADs, drivers and writers; and the woman who collected the first oral poetry history of the Dales.
"Women, Words and War" is written and performed by Irene Lofthouse.
Thu 12 Oct
The Moondogs are a young, vibrant three-piece covers band recreating the sights, sounds and raw energy that defined the '60s.
Based in Middlesbrough, they have performed all over the country to great acclaim, and are regulars at the World Famous Cavern Club in Liverpool.
The Moondogs will transport you back to those exciting times when music shaped a generation as they superbly recreate the sights, sounds and raw energy that swept the teenagers of the '60s along in its wake.
Expect highlights from the musical explosion that defined a generation, with hits from artists including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Kinks, Spencer Davis Group, The Who, The Monkees, The Yardbirds and many more
Fri 20 Oct
The ever-popular North Country Theatre, now in their 21st year of rural touring, present a double dose of terrifying tales, one told tongue in cheek and one straight down the line!
"Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You" is by M. R. James, and adapted by Nobby Dimon "The Signalman" is by Charles Dickens, and adapted by Simon Corble
Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon created the original hilarious adaptation of The 39 Steps which went on to be an international hit. Here they bring different approaches to the challenge of staging the supernatural.
Even the most sceptical, rational and scientific mind may have moments when something happens that seems to defy the laws of nature, when the wild landscapes of our dreams and nightmares seem to intrude on reality, when coincidence seems to be stretched to breaking point…
Directed by Vivienne Garnett.
Thu 30 Nov
Leeds-based comedian and Friend of the Town Hall Paul 'Silky' White (a very very funny fella John Bishop) has 20 years' experience of compering and performing. Since 1994 he has avoided adulthood, wealth and financial security by doing something he loves instead. Expect dazzling wordplay, smart insight, and stunning guitar playing.
He is accompanied on this occasion by top improv comedy gang Discount Comedy Checkout. Inspired by founder Chris Lumb's experiences at the legendary Second City in Chicago, these seven intrepid performers have improvised without a safety net all over the country.
Thu 28 Sep
£11 some concessions
We are delighted to welcome back Pocket Panto to the Town Hall with the most enchanting pantomine of them all, Cinderella.
Jeremy and the gang are back again to bring you all that you've come to expect from a Pocket Panto production. There will be thrills, spills, and bloomers with frills in this traditional family panto. A cast of three talented professional actors will delight young and old alike with corny jokes, sing-alongs and plenty of audience participation.
This show is suitable for all ages and is aimed very much at a family audience. Packed to the gills with fun, laughter, and happy ever after!
Please note that all tickets are £6 - we didn't want to charge adults any extra!
Sun 17 Dec
The singer, harpist, fiddler and founding member of The Shee, the Emily Portman Trio and The Furrow Collective takes time away from collaborations to perform solo folk. Her third album Here's My Heart Come Take It was recently chosen as one of the 20 albums on the 2017 SAY Award longlist.
Thu 21 Sep
£13.20 some concessions
Classic northern soul tracks performed live by vocalist Sarah Collins.
Sat 11 Nov
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