Will Princess Ida be wooed by cross-dressing Prince Hilarion, or will his love end in tragedy?
Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company
Thursday 20 September to Saturday 22 September 2018
Jorvik Gilbert & Sullivan Company return to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre for the 10th year with a performance of Princess Ida - a satire on the battle of the sexes.
The opera is loosely based on Tennyson's poem The Princess and sees the headstrong Princess Ida defy her arranged marriage and retire to a women's university.
Prince Hilarion, betrothed to her in infancy, sets out to win her heart by infiltrating her college with two trusted friends disguised as female students.
The opera features some of Sullivan's most enchanting music alongside quarrelsome kings, bumbling soldiers, cross-dressing courtiers and a fearsome army of female students.
Music Night Celebrates Those Red Letter Years
A special evening of song marking many musical anniversaries. Gershwin, Bacharach, Lloyd Webber and Kylie plus a musical celebration of the end of the Great War.
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Sunday 23 September 2018
Music Night marks several notable anniversaries to celebrate in song under the leadership of Musical Director Don Pears.
A wide range of popular song covering 120 years of birthdays, debuts, anniversaries and other events, all performed by talented singers and musicians from the York musical theatre scene.
Is it really 50 years since Judi Dench took to the stage as Sally Bowles in the UK premiere of Cabaret and Ron Moody starred as Fagin in the movie version of Oliver!?
A fund raising event for Joseph Rowntree Theatre Registered Charity
Talking Heads - Part 2
Another collection of Bennett's well loved monologues.
Thursday 27 September to Saturday 29 September 2018
Rowntree Players return to complete the first set of Bennett monologues with A Lady of Letters, Bed Among the Lentils and A Cream Cracker Under the Settee.
Once again first time directors are paired with seasoned performers.
This promises to be an emotional, heart-warming and funny production.