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December 2020

  • Olivier Award winners The Showstoppers return to your screens one final time this year

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    Olivier Award winners The Showstoppers return to your screens one final time this year to bring some much needed festive cheer into your living room with a special Christmas edition of their improvised musical livestream.

    Guaranteed to have you in stitches one minute and gasping at the sheer brilliance of these incredibly talented performers the next, the Showstopper Livestreams have been a highlight during 2020. Taking suggestions live from you watching at home, the company will create a brand new musical comedy on the spot and stream it direct to your sofa!

    So whether you fancy White Christmas in Waitrose or Elf in Edinburgh, you suggest it and The Showstoppers will make it happen!

    The show is available to purchase and to watch for 7 days after the live event so if you can’t join us live, you can always catch up afterwards.


    This event is not run by the Joseph Rowtree Theatre and has been included as part of the Virtual Theatre. For any questions regarding tickets and the event, please contact the event organiser. 

    • Tue 22 Dec 2020 7:30 PM
  • Charles Dickens’ immortal classic A Christmas Carol returns to the stage this year

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    12-24 December

    Matthew Warchus’ big-hearted, smash hit production of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic A Christmas Carol returns to the stage this year, to be performed live from The Old Vic's auditorium and streamed to homes across the world.  

    This Christmas, come together with your household or with friends and family online to take part in the music and merriment of this uplifting story, joyously adapted by Jack Thorne. 

    A Christmas Carol will be performed and streamed live as part of the Old Vic: In Camera series. 


    This event has been listed as part of the Virtual Theatre and is not run by the Joseph Rowntree Theatre. For all enquiries, please contact the organiser. 

    • Sat 12 Dec 2020
  • Celebrate female musical icons with Jessa Liversidge and Malcolm Maddock.

    A wonderful journey of song, celebrating some of the most iconic female singers and songwriters of the 60s, 70s and 80s. From musical theatre legends Julie Andrews and Barbra Streisand and pop sensations Carole King, Karen Carpenter, Kate Bush and more, to the hilariously clever comedy of Victoria Wood.

    This programme has something for everyone, going seamlessly from classic musical theatre to pop standards to side-splitting comedy, with every song delivered by Jessa in her trademark style:- heartfelt vocals with emotional conviction and entertaining storytelling. Wonderful piano accompaniment from one of York’s most popular pianists, Malcolm Maddock.

    Don’t miss this nostalgic evening, celebrating some of our favourite female singers. If you enjoyed Jessa Liversidge’s previous one woman shows at the theatre, “’Til the Boys Come Home” and “Some Enchanted Sondheim”, you’ll love this!

    This is a fundraising show for Joseph Rowntree Theatre’s improvement plans.


    WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK

    We've reviewed and tested all aspects of the theatre to ensure the safety of all our volunteers, performers and audiences. Please be sure to review our safety regulations on the Plan Your Visit page ahead of your visit, for more information about how we can all keep safe as we return to enjoying live performance.

    • Sun 20 Dec 2020 7:30 PM
  • The ever-popular and atmospheric ‘Carols by Candlelight’ moves online.

     

    The ever-popular and atmospheric ‘Carols by Candlelight’ moves online. Presented by the Chapter House Choir, an associate choir of York Minster, this year’s performance includes new virtual recordings from the Choir, alongside highlights of past ‘Carols by Candlelight’ performances, set against beautiful footage of York Minster’s Chapter House in candlelight.

    The concert will be streamed for free online at 7.30pm on Wednesday 16 December. Links will be available on the York Minster website and via the choir’s social media channels. Those who enjoy the concert are encouraged to make a donation to support the work of the Minster.

     

    • Wed 16 Dec 2020 7:30 PM
  • Kick off December with the return of the Steve Cassidy Band

    The Steve Cassidy Band are back; performing at their favourite venue to raise funds for the Joseph Rowntree Theatre. A selection of popular songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s and some classic numbers from the world of popular and country music. 

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    WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK

    We've reviewed and tested all aspects of the theatre to ensure the safety of all our volunteers, performers and audiences. Please be sure to review our safety regulations on the Plan Your Visit page ahead of your visit, for more information about how we can all keep safe as we return to enjoying live performance.

    • Sun 13 Dec 2020 7:30 PM
  • Oddsocks return with their own inimitable style.

    Oddsocks Productions are returning to Joseph Rowntree Theatre with their adaptation of the Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol”.

    Experience the ghostly tale of greed and comeuppance from the safety of your own table for up to six.  

    Has Scrooge had his last humbug?
    Will he join the festive carollers and get some figgy pudding?
    Will Tiny Tim warm his stone-cold heart?

    Find out when Oddsocks, serve up a victorian feast of a family show in their own inimitable style using comedy, music and song.

    Featuring ghostly puppets from puppeteer Josh Elwell (CBeebies, Disney and The Jim Henson Company), Oddsocks actor/director Andy Barrow as Scrooge, Joseph Maudsley (Ratty in Oddsocks’ “Wind of the Willows”) as Bob Cratchit and introducing Harrie Dobby to the Oddsocks family as Mrs Cratchit. 

    Suitable for all from 7+  

    Performance runs 60 minutes without interval.


     Reviews about past Oddsocks productions:

    “Excellent family friendly entertainment” Ipswich Star
    (Jungle Book 2016)
    ★★★★★
     
    “Lively and exciting performers “
    Left Lion Magazine, Nottingham
    (The Wizard of Oz 2017)
    ★★★★★
     
    “Oddsocks struck a balanced line between telling the story and making the audience laugh” Derby Telegraph
    (The Wizard of Oz 2017)
    ★★★★★
     
    I'd highly recommend that you catch Oddsocks on one of their many tours” 
    Yorkshire Times
    (Macbeth 2016)
    ★★★★★
     
     “This is ensemble playing at its most compelling”
    The Stage
    (Shakespeare Rep 2016)
     ★★★★★
     
    “Superb”  York Press

     


    WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK

    We've reviewed and tested all aspects of the theatre to ensure the safety of all our volunteers, performers and audiences. Please be sure to review our safety regulations on the Plan Your Visit page ahead of your visit, for more information about how we can all keep safe as we return to enjoying live performance.

     

     

     

    • Sat 12 Dec 2020 3:00 PM
    • Sat 12 Dec 2020 7:30 PM
  • Come for a wondrous wander in the winter woods for a fairy tale with a furry tail.

    An original festive Eco-fable from Badapple Theatre written by Kate Bramley with songs from Jez Lowe, with design by Catherine Dawn.

    Come for a wondrous wander in the winter woods, for a fairy tale with a furry tail, and plenty of laughs and songs along the way, in an original festive theatre show to delight the whole family. (For ages 5 to 95!)

    Something is awry in The Great Wood and the animals are desperate for a long sleep but it is just too warm! Everyone is going around in circles and sick of nuts before Christmas is even in sight.

    The show’s intrepid heroes, played by Anastasia Benham and Danny Mellor, decide they must seek out the mysterious Snow Dancer if there is any chance of ever making it snow….

    Badapple Theatre Company has spent the last 21 years performing original productions with professional actors in the smallest and hardest-to-reach rural venues and village halls. Its mission remains to find the best of new theatre in the most unexpected of places. Supported by Arts Council England distributing funds from The National Lottery.

    Press for Badapple Theatre:

    “Badapple Theatre triumphs in a tour that takes the magic of theatre to remote venues.” THE STAGE

    “Tireless purveyors of ‘theatre on your doorstep’” YORK PRESS

    www.badappletheatre.com


    WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK

    We've reviewed and tested all aspects of the theatre to ensure the safety of all our volunteers, performers and audiences. Please be sure to review our safety regulations on the Plan Your Visit page ahead of your visit, for more information about how we can all keep safe as we return to enjoying live performance.

     

    • Sat 5 Dec 2020 2:30 PM
    • Sat 5 Dec 2020 7:30 PM
    • Sun 6 Dec 2020 1:00 PM
    • Sun 6 Dec 2020 6:00 PM
  • Back by popular demand, Three Kings is back

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    Stephen Beresford’s Three Kings is back by popular demand with the recorded version of the live show available to watch again from 02–04 Dec 2020 at 7.30pm.

    Three Kings was performed and streamed live from The Old Vic stage to 72 countries across the globe in Sep 2020.

    When Patrick is eight years old his absent father returns unexpectedly and in a brief but memorable encounter, sets him the challenge of ‘The Three Kings’. Years later – recalling that meeting, and the revelations that followed – Patrick traces the events of his father’s life – and takes us on a journey of grandiose plans, aching disappointments and audacious self delusion.

    By turns, hilarious and heartbreaking, Three Kings is about fathers and sons, the gifts and burdens of inheritance, and the unfathomable puzzle of human relationships. 


    This event is not run by the Joseph Rowtree Theatre and has been included as part of the Virtual Theatre. For any questions regarding tickets and the event, please contact the event organiser.

    • Wed 2 Dec 2020