Thursday 1 October to Saturday 3 October 2009
In Tom Stoppard’s funnny and poignant translation of Gérald Sibleyras’s Les Vents des Peupliers (The Wind in the Poplars), we meet three veterans from the First World War who pass their monotony-filled days in a hospital by engaging in verbal battles of long-forgotten military campaigns, grumblings about the matron, and reflections on their life. Henri is afflicted by a gammy leg, Gustave suffers from agoraphobia, and Philippe passes out because of a piece of shrapnel lodged in his brain.
Their cantankerous camaraderie becomes strained when Gustave conjures up an escape plan. Looking over the cemetery to the poplars beyond, they dream of freedom. Will today be the day they finally make to Indochina or perhaps only as far as the top of the hill? This translation of the play premiered at Wyndham’s Theatre, London, in 2005 to critical acclaim, starring Richard Griffiths, John Hurt and Ken Stott.
The Biggest Band
Featuring Music From The Big Band Era
Saturday 17 October 2009
A Night In The West End
Lose yourself in the magic of the musicals - Directed by Paul Laidlaw
York Musical Theatre Company
Thursday 29 October to Saturday 31 October 2009
No need to travel to London! Join York Musical Theatre Company and its Youth Section for A Night in the West End and enjoy songs from Hairspray, Mamma Mia, Miss Saigon, Chicago, Cabaret, Les Miserables and Chess as well as Wicked, Starlight Express, Sunset Boulevard, Joseph, Whistle Down The Wind and Phantom of the Opera.
Packed with show stopping numbers, this is a memorable evenings entertainment that brings a touch of West End to York