A Multinational Celebration Of The Olympics
Shepherd Group Brass Band
Saturday 3 May 2008
Including numbers played by the Beginners Band, the Concert Band and the Senior Band with a finale featuring all the Bands together. There will be a raffle in the interval.
Fun For The Family
Generation Groove in Concert
Saturday 10 May 2008
A night of music and entertainment for all the family to enjoy
The Beggar's Opera
Wednesday 14 May to Saturday 17 May 2008
The first and most famous of ballad operas, The Beggar's Opera is a lively satire of eighteenth century political life, in which beggars, thieves, fences, lawyers, prostitutes and gaolers clash and squabble, in their attempt to worm money out of all and sundry (and each other!).
First performed in 1728, the piece pokes fun at operatic convention by being based on low-life characters - the hero is an amoral highwayman who marries for convenience, pretends to marry two wives simultaneously and is betrayed by his 'so-called' friends.
Written by John Gay, The Beggar's Opera uses songs culled from contemporary songbooks, from other composers and from the traditional folk area. York Opera are using the Frederick Austin score, and the show will be directed by Clive Marshall and musically directed by Steve Griffiths.
Thick as a Brick
An energetic score by John Pattison makes an all-round entertainment laced with John Godber’s characteristic insight and humour
Wednesday 21 May to Saturday 24 May 2008
Relief drama teacher Mary faces an uphill struggle when she tries to interest sixteen-year-olds Stacey, Kelly and Maggie in dance.
She isn’t helped by the science-obsessed headmaster, nor by the girl’s patent lack of commitment, nor by the lack of funds and resources, but she ploughs doggedly on
A trip to London to take part in a dance competition proves to be a turning point - the girls, though they don’t win, gain confidence, and Mary nearly becomes romantically involved with Stacey’s dad, Jimmy