What's On - Theatre
This dynamic depiction of a young heroine was first presented at the Stephen Joseph Theatre as part of their play reading programme – written by local lad Christopher York. As he explains, this isn’t the story of Icarus and Daedalus, it’s Yasmin and Jack. And they’re not going to fly too close to the sun – they’re going to fly straight through it.
Once you’ve experienced this musical epic live you’ll never let go of it. Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is a stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and ill-fated aspirations of her passengers.
Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that it isn’t the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers.
You won’t want to miss Quantum Theatre’s enchanting adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s beloved children’s book. When a dragon is discovered up on the Downs, the Boy is not in the least surprised. But this particular dragon is not a bit like the ones in fairy tales – this one writes poetry and doesn’t like fighting. But the town folk have just sent for St George…
Reimagined by the Putteridge Bury Society for the Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, this theatre classic tells the tale of two Venetian gondoliers, who are told that one of them is actually a king. Add in the Spanish Inquisition, a skint Duke and Duchess, and a secret pair of lovers, and confusion reigns supreme.
Based on the extraordinary true story of Yorkshire’s own calendar girls, this award-winning production by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth features a star-studded cast (Fern Britton, Denise Welch and Karen Dunbar, to name a few). It’s a marvellous musical comedy – so save the date.
There’s a terrifying mystery, a legendary nemesis and his own greatest fear awaiting the world’s greatest detective deep in the Yorkshire countryside this summer, as Chapterhouse Theatre brings the super sleuth to the beautiful grounds of Nunnington Hall.
Join Peppa Pig and co. as they head out on an exciting camping trip to the woods in an outdoor adventure that’s full of games, laughter and live music. Perfect for little ones, there’s snout wrong with admitting you’re enjoying yourself too.
Take a walk on the wild side as this new musical from Dreamworks sees Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of Madagascar. X-Factor winner Matt Terry is sure to be a roaring success as Alex, and the antics of those mischievous lemurs will have adults and kids alike wanting to ‘move it, move it’.
Generations clash in this uplifting drama. ‘Emo’ kids Ruth, Nat and Liv spend their days working dead-end jobs in Hull and their nights in the local pub. But an idea to start their own band soon gets out of hand and, before they know it, they’re playing every care home in the East Riding!
You’re guaranteed to have the Time Of Your Life when this musical comes to town. Exploding with the heart-pounding music of the 60s and sensationally sexy dancing, watch Baby and Johnny come together for the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.