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TaleGate Theatre Productions has been producing children’s theatre and pantomime for a decade! We want to celebrate it in our favourite venue. Expect an evening of laughter, musical numbers and some of our fabulous comedy routines from panto through the years. Don’t miss this family event guaranteed to make all ages smile.
TICKET PRICES: £9 (adult) /£6 (child)
13th June – 15th June
Thursday & Friday, 7.30pm: Saturday, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Kenneth Grahame’s wild tale about the thrill-seeking, lovable menace Mr. Toad comes to life in a brand new musical from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Olivier Award-winning composers George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
The riotous comedy follows the impulsive Mr.Toad whose insatiable need for speed lands him in serious trouble. With his beloved home under threat from the notorious Chief Weasel and his gang of sinister Wild Wooders, Toad must attempt a daring escape leading to a series of misadventures and a heroic battle to recapture Toad Hall. Castaway Music Theatre are delighted to present the Yorkshire premiere.
TICKET PRICES: £10/£32 (family)
20th April 2pm
Billy is a little boy with a big brother called Bo. They both have big hair. Bird’s nest hair! One day, when his big brother is at school and Billy has no-one to play with, a magical bird chirps out of his big, curly, bird’s nest hair and grants him three wishes. Bringing Billy’s fantastical adventures to life with Fidget’s trademark wit and warmth, this adventurous, playful show for 3 – 7 year olds and their grown-ups blends imaginative storytelling, puppetry and playful audience interaction.
After the show, join Fidget Theatre for a fun workshop.
SUITABILITY: 3-7 year olds
TICKET PRICES: £6.50 (adult) /£5 (child)
RUNNING TIME: 50 mins
Inspired by our night sky, Stella, is a brand new piece of theatre for children aged 3-6 and their families.
What if it wasn’t an old man in the moon, but a young woman? For years Stella has been very busy looking after our world from afar, organising tides, shining lights, and listening to wishes made on stars. But down on Earth things are changing and people are no longer looking up to the sky. The Moon is getting weaker, the stars are burning out, the tides are changing, and the Earth is beginning to spin faster and faster.
Using projection, clowning and aerial circus, Stella is an original story about a young woman’s quest to reclaim the night, to keep the stars shining bright and to save her home. Running time 1 hour.
DATE: 2pm 09 March 2019
TICKET PRICES: £6.50 (adult) /£5 (child)
RUNNING TIME: 1 hour
8th June 2019
You think Science is boring? Think again! Explore the strange and magical properties of matter with fireballs, fire tornadoes and explosive chemical reactions. Mark Thompson has been enthralling audiences for over 20 years with his fascinating journeys around the Universe. Now he turning his attention to things a little closer to home.
TICKET PRICES: £6.50 (adult) /£5 (child) BUY TICKETS
RUNNING TIME: 1 hour
2pm, 4pm & 6pm
Puss in Boots is no ordinary cat. Clever and charming, he takes life in his stride and befriends everyone he meets. The only thing is, he always seems to bring his master, Jack, bad luck. Join Puss and Jack on their adventure as they meet a flurry of lovable characters, and even come face to face with royalty!
Bringing this much-loved children’s story to life, Puss in Boots is the purr-fect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre. This child friendly performance lasts approximately 40 minutes.
Little dance fans can also get involved with the Northern Ballet Workshop, before or after the show.
TICKET PRICES: £6.50 (adult) /£5 (child) BUY TICKETS
RUNNING TIME: 40 mins
12th March – 16th March
Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, 7.30pm; Sat, 2pm & 7.30pm
Following their highly successful production of Little Voice, Spoken Word Productions are proud to present Brassed Off.
Based on a true story, Brassed Off is a funny and life-affirming tale of community spirit and triumph in the face of adversity. It’s 1992 and Danny’s lifelong ambition to lead Grimley Colliery Band to the National Brass Band Competition at the Royal Albert Hall looks like it might finally happen. But as Grimley pit faces closure, the future looks bleak as the town is thrown into conflict. Gloria arrives in town bringing with her a renewed sense of hope and a touch of romance, but no-one knows who she’s really playing for.
Adapted from the 1996 film starring Ewan McGregor and Pete Postlethwaite, Spoken Word’s adaptation, not only features a local brass band, but many faces familiar from their previous productions. Please note that this production at times contains language of an adult nature
TICKET PRICES: £12
‘The smash-hit production of ANNIE comes to Hull for one week only direct from London’s West End. This ‘glorious revival’ (The Times) stars award-winning actress ANITA DOBSON (EastEnders, Wicked, Loose Women, Chicago, Call The Midwife) as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan!
Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she’s chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family.’ HNT
1 April 2019 to 6 April 2019
“Somewhere, hidden amongst the thorny brambles is a little kingdom where everyone is very very small…”
From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage! – HNT
18 May 2019 to 19 May 2019
‘Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country. He has his own sports car, two crocodiles for pets and £100,000 a week pocket money. But what Joe doesn’t have is a friend. So he decides to leave his posh school and start again at the local comp. But things don’t go as planned for Joe and life becomes a rollercoaster as he tries find what money can’t buy!
From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie comes this amazing new production of David Walliams’ best-selling story!’ HNT
9 October 2019 to 12 October 2019
Based on the classic children’s book series by David McKee.
Elephants, as everyone knows, are big, have trunks, and are grey. But Elmer is a patchwork of brilliant colours! His fun-loving and cheerful personality keeps everyone in a playful mood until the day he gets tired of being different and tries to blend in with the herd. Elmer The Patchwork Elephant features a menagerie of 21 loveable puppets, tells the tale of an elephant that stands out – both with his patchwork-coloured skin and his sense of humour – but ultimately realising that his friends have always valued his unique characteristics.
Running time: 50 minutes
Age guidance: Any age
11 March – 12 March
‘Deafinitely not for the faint-hearted!
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is deaf dead!
So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories Live On Stage as it delves into the dreadful, dangerous and deluded stories of the deaf! From groovy Greeks to gorgeous Georgians, ruthless Romans to vile Victorians, come with us into this incredible world to discover the extraordinary people and amazing stories you simply won’t believe!
Deaf or hearing, this bilingual production – in spoken English and British Sign Language – is a truly frightful treat for all the family!’ YTR
Fri 07 Jun 19 – Sat 08 Jun 19
‘Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends are back in their brand new live show Igglepiggle’s Busy Day! Join Igglepiggle as he looks for his friends in the Night Garden by following their funny sounds until he finds them all!
You’ll see all your favourite characters beautifully brought to life with full-size costumes, magical puppets, and enchanting music. The show lasts just under an hour and it’s a completely new production for the very first In the Night Garden Live UK theatre tour.’ HNT
20 July 2019 to 21 July 2019
‘Explosive new British musical, with soaring vocals and spectacular street dance.
Mole’s first day in ‘The Willows’. Her classmates look a bit scary. Surely Mr Badger will look out for her, as streetwise Rattie, rich kid Toad and cheeky Otter teach her the ways of The Riverbank. But when Toad gets locked up for joyriding, the Weasel Clan break into his (lily)pad. It’s now only a matter of time before Chief Weasel reveals Mole’s dark secret.’ YTR
Tue 16 Apr 19 – Sat 20 Apr 19
‘Join Alex (X-Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry), Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular.
This smash hit musical features all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.’ HNT
28 May 2019 to 1 June 2019
‘Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical for you all! But when stage fright hits, his favourite Milkshake friends come to help, creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen!
Starring Fireman Sam, Noddy, Shimmer & Shine, Digby Dragon, Wissper, Nella the Princess Knight and the Floogals…’ HNT
12 October 2019
‘WARNING! WARNING! 100% Educational. 200% Entertaining. 300% Explosive. 400% Fun.
Please keep your head firmly on your shoulders, and your arms, legs and feet inside the ride at all times! This is not your ordinary science show – it comes with a bang. It comes with a whoosh. But most of all is comes with a hovercraft built on stage! This amazing new production takes an anarchic approach to science communication and looks at the inventors and engineers who have shaped and inspired the modern world that we live in.’ HNT
13 March 2019
‘Escape to an enchanting winter wonderland with Northern Ballet’s beautiful reimagining of Cinderella.
A glorious summer’s day turns into tragedy. Devastated by the loss of her father, and excluded by her cruel stepmother and sisters, Cinderella finds solace on the frozen lake where she first sees her Prince Charming. As romance blossoms, a surprise encounter in a market place changes Cinderella’s destiny.’ HNT
15 October 2019 to 19 October 2019
‘Join Puss and Jack on their adventure as they meet a flurry of lovable characters, and even come face to face with royalty! Bringing this much-loved children’s story to life, Puss in Boots is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre.
With sell-out performances and a string of hugely successful CBeebies TV adaptations, Northern Ballet’s productions for children are not to be missed.’ HNT
15 May 2019
‘It’s a big, bright, beautiful world as Shrek the Musical arrives in York for the first time ever.
Having previously brought Sister Act, Hairspray, Ghost, Billy Elliot and We Will Rock You to the Grand Opera House over the last 10 years, acclaimed producer York Stage will bring their latest premiere production to York this September.’ GOH
12 Sept – 21 Sept 2019
‘Singalonga Productions, producers of Singalonga Sound of Music and Singalonga Grease brings you their newest show, the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing – The Greatest Showman!
Our live host will teach you a unique set of dance moves that will truly make you Come Alive. As they show you how to use our interactive prop bags, you also get to practice your cheers, your boos and even a few wolf whistles. Then you can sit back and relax and sing and dance along to the lyrics on screen. You, the audience, will Rewrite The Stars!’ GOH
15 Oct 19
‘Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st century.
Retaining the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) will create an exciting re-imagining of the classic production.’ HNT
23 April 2019 to 27 April 2019
‘A 60th anniversary production – This all-time family favourite will be presented with the usual style and energy York Stage are renowned for. A stellar cast will tell the story of Maria and the Captain and their ever changing surroundings in Austria as the Nazi’s advance and anschluss becomes inevitable.’ GOH
12 April – 20 April 2019
‘A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr direct from a smash-hit West End season.
The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!’ GOH
Age guidance: 3+
5th July – 7th July 2019
‘Based on the best-selling books by Liz Pichon, this brand new story of Tom Gates is brought to you by the award-winning team behind Horrible Histories and Gangsta Granny and for the first time ever it’s live on stage! This amazing world premiere will be touring the UK throughout the year!’ GOH
6th Nov – 9th Nov 19
‘Based on the best-selling books by Liz Pichon, this brand new story of TOM GATES is brought to you by the award-winning team behind Horrible Histories and Gangsta Granny and for the first time ever it’s LIVE ON STAGE! This amazing world premiere will be touring the UK throughout the year!’ HNT
1 May 2019 to 5 May 2019
‘Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved Zog comes to life in Mike Shepherd’s (founder and Artistic Director of Kneehigh) magical adaptation with Johnny Flynn’s (award-winning actor and singer-songwriter with The Sussex Wit) sumptuous folk score featuring live musicians. Katie Sykes’ design lifts the book from the page and creates a real and fantastical world. From the team behind Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Tabby McTat, Zog promises to be roaring fun for all ages.’ HNT
23 April 2019 to 24 April 2019