Comedy Nights and Gigs to Book Across Yorkshire
From Jimmy Carr to Tom Grennan, popular names are taking to Yorkshire's stages this summer
Steve-O is renowned for his ill-advised shenanigans and anyone who’s seen Jackass would agree. As you might expect, this show is not for kids, or for the faint hearted, but it will make you laugh and wince at the same time.
EDINBURGH COMEDY PREVIEWS
Copper Auditorium, Square
0343 208 6016
Spend the evening with two of the UK’s top comedians as they road-test their new shows before the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The names of these comedians are being kept under-wraps but for just £10, you won’t want to miss these shows which we’re sure will be in demand later in the year.
JIMMY CARR: TERRIBLY FUNNY 2.0
Leeds Grand Theatre
Star of the UK’s most streamed Netflix comedy special of 2021, which was the best definition of Marmite we’ve experienced, Jimmy is back – and you mustn’t take him too seriously. This show, featuring all-new material for 2023, contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things that might (actually they probably will) have affected you, or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes. He’s throwing political correctness out the window, and you’ve been warned.
SCOTT BENNETT: WORK IN PROGRESS
Hipp @ The Hullabaloo,
Scott Bennett is coming to Darlington to try out new material. This is your chance to see his new (in progress) work before it heads to even bigger stages.
The Leadmill, Sheffield
0114 272 7040
Following her sell-out show The Invisible Mam last year, Hayley is back with brand new material – silly stories, observations and audience interaction. She’ll be talking body confidence when ageing, family holidays and dinosaurs. Having previously supported Sarah Millican, Jason Manford, Ellie Taylor and John Bishop on tour, she’s finally being recognised as a headline performer.
The Piece Hall, Halifax
Grammy-nominated, award-winning singer-songwriter Hozier is back for his first UK tour in four years, and he’s got new music to share. He’s had more than 22 billion global streams and his fanbase continues to grow, so don’t miss this intimate show at The Piece Hall, Halifax.
Scarborough Open Air Theatre
Tom Grennan’s music is growing more and more popular by the day. The chart-topping BRIT and Ivor Novello-nominated star has already bagged himself four UK Top 10 singles and his recently released album What Ifs & Maybes is proving a hit. Don’t miss this chance to hear Little Bit of Love, All These Nights and Lionheart live.
Millennium Square, Leeds
Singer-songwriter Morrissey will headline Millennium Square, Leeds this summer. The former singer and lyricist of The Smiths has had a fantastic solo career (spanning more than 30 years), and fans know he always puts on a show – tickets are selling fast.
Scarborough Open Air Theatre
Dermot is heading out on a summer tour of outdoor shows – including this headline show on the Yorkshire coast. A powerfully energetic live performer, he’s become one of the biggest and fastest selling Irish artists ever and Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes all call themselves fans of his work.
REVEREND AND THE MAKERS
The Stone Roses Bar, York
Sheffield’s Reverend & The Makers are touring the country in June and July but fans won’t want to miss this intimate acoustic performance in support of their new album Heatwave In The Cold North.
The Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Music icon Toyah is back on tour to celebrate 40 years. Expect performances of her hit singles I Want To Be Free and It’s A Mystery but with 30 albums, countless film, TV and theatre roles and two books, she’ll have plenty of stories to share too. She’s been an icon since the 70s and continues to inspire musicians today.
DON’T STOP QUEEN NOW
O2 Academy Sheffield
We’re not always a fan of tribute bands, preferring to see the real thing, but we couldn’t miss the UK’s largest stage production of any Queen tribute band for this month’s What’s On guide. Relive the magic of Queen as they play all the hits including Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You and Don’t Stop Me Now.
MATTHEW BOURNE’S ROMEO & JULIET
Hull New Theatre
Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet is a masterful re-telling of this timeless tale. When it premiered in 2019 it received critical acclaim, and now it’s returning to stages including at Hull New Theatre. While it’s one of many Shakespeare productions currently touring the UK, this is bound to prove popular with theatre-goers.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster
Wild Live Concerts return to Yorkshire Wildlife Park this summer and The Vamps will take to the stage on Saturday 12th August. Brad, James, Connor and Tristan have been releasing pop hits since 2012 and more than a decade later they’re still entertaining. Nothing beats enjoying good music in the sunshine.