Beauty and the Beast – Young Lit Presents

A Magic Parrot Production – Adapted and Directed by Barbara Upton

This ‘not the Disney’ version of this famous story tells how master Geltibran gets in to hot water when he tries to find a red rose to give to his daughter, Beauty. He is duped by pirates, accused of stealing and generally hard done to before things come right again. There are songs set to well-known children’s ditties and much skulduggery.

Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd November – 7:00pm

Tickets: £7

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The Three Musketeers

For families / children aged 5+ 

Baroque Theatre Company is proud to present this classic family adventure adapted from Alexandre Dumas’ ‘The Three Musketeers!’

Cry ‘All for one and one for all,’ this winter as we join D’Artagnan and his friends Porthos, Athos and Aramis, in their quest against the scheming Cardinal Richelieu. A rip roaring, fast paced, swashbuckling show ideal for families (ages 5+). Inventive stagecraft, witty dialogue and with colourful characters from the novel, this exciting story is brimming with energy and skillful storytelling to keep audiences captivated. In his struggles to join the Musketeers, D’Artagnan must learn that life is not always simple and love never is, but with him all the way are his friends risking all for country and comradeship! There will be action and romance galore in this specially commissioned production.

Tickets: £10 / £8 (Under 16 / Over 60) / £30 Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children)

Saturday 4th November – 1:00pm and 7:00pm

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Written & Directed by Ivan Wilkinson
Artistic Director: Adam Morley
Adapted from the Alexandre Dumas Novel
Produced by Claire Bibby

Killing Time

The Little Theatre Presents:

A chance encounter in the supermarket, a lost purse, a striking sweater and a broken front door lead to some shocking revelations and actions that will be life changing for the two characters involved in this roller coaster set of events.

By kind permission of Samuel French

Directed by Barbara Upton

Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th November -7:30pm

Tickets: £10 / £8 (Under 16 / Over 60)

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Carr-Nival Academy of Theatre Skills Presents:

Front – By Robert Caisley

Set in London during the Blitz, this play focuses on some individuals and families that have to come to terms with the emotional and socio-economic impact of war upon the Home-front.

A poignant account of female perseverance.

Tickets £10 / £8

Saturday 18th November  7:00pm

Sunday 19th November – 3:00pm

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ELITE THEATRE ARTS presents Shakers

Restirred by John Godber and Jane Thornton. The hilarious comedy set in a cocktail bar in the eighties comes to The Little Theatre for one night only.

A talented cast of four multi role play a selection of characters from ‘The lads’ to the hen party girls. This fast paced satire is guaranteed to be a great night out for all. “A wickedly funny glimpse of this world by the four long-suffering waitresses, offering a fascinating view of the reality that lurks behind the plastic palms and Pina Colades in this revised version of the ever-popular play”.

The director Jo Watkinson has extensive experience in teaching the techniques of practitioner John Godber at GCSE and A-Level, and can be booked for a workshop or a theory session for students needing to study his work for exam or coursework. Contact: [email protected]

Thursday 23rd November – 7:00pm

Tickets: £9 / £8 (Under 16 / Over 60)

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Chris Lafferty in Concert

Award Winning International Vocalist

Chris Lafferty – In Concert

Back to Broadway

Friday 24th November – 7:00pm

Tickets: £15 / £14 (Under 16 / Over 60)

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An evening with John Fairhurst

Keep Music Live Presents…

An Intimate, Sit Down, Solo Performance..

With support from Scott Wainwright
Folk, Blues, Gospel & Yorkshire Hip Hop

“John Fairhurst is possibly the finest guitarist you will ever see. Brilliant songwriting and a gravel-swilled belter of a voice” – BBC Manchester

“A mutant Jim Hendrix/ Neil Young hybrid. The inspiration here comes from Howlin’ Woof, Muddy Waters and many others..
Over-driven guitar and Towm Waits dukes it out with Mark-Lanegan vocals…
Astonishingly powerful.” – Music Riot

“This is a magnificent thumping wall of electric blues.” – Fatea

Saturday 25th November – 7:30pm

Tickets £6 / £5 Concessions (Under 16 / Over 60)
Advance booking advisable

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Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps!

Talegate Theatre Productions:

Father Christmas is back, and this time he’s had three helpings of sprouts!

As he tries to deliver the presents, his tummy rumbles, gurgles and groans, but Father Christmas knows he must keep it in – he doesn’t want to wake anyone up!

TaleGate Theatre Productions hit the perfect combination of witty humour, fantastic music and the extra sparkle for which they have become known in this fabulously funny and brilliantly bouncy musical adaptation of Nicholas Allan’s sequel to ‘Father Christmas Needs a Wee.’

Friday 1st December – 6pm
Saturday 2nd December 2pm & 6pm

Tickets: £11 / £10 (under 16 / Over 60)

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This musical has been put together by the team than brought you the festive musical ‘Father Christmas Needs a Wee!’ which has seen success in a sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and sell out UK tours for the past five years. With ‘Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps’ TaleGate Theatre Productions have yet again hit the perfect combination of witty humour, fantastic music and the extra sparkle for which they have become known in this fabulously funny and brilliantly bouncy musical adaptation of Nicholas Allan’s much loved series of books.

Artistic Director, James Worthington comments “We are very excited to tour our new festive musical across the UK. It promises to beat our own high standard and really pack a tuneful punch. We are really lucky to be working with Nicholas Allan again on another of his books as they are perfect for cheeky children everywhere. When even the title makes you laugh you know you are in for a good time!”

Previous reviews for ‘Father Christmas Needs a Wee!’

“This show has certainly kept her magical belief in Santa alive!” – Families Online ★★★★★ (2016)

“This was an excellent romp of a show that had both children and adults laughing along.”- Broadway Baby ★★★★ (M. Johnson, 2015)

Bedlam High [revised]

The Theatre Gang return with their hilarous show about the secondary school, Bedlam High. The new ‘reevised’ script has new characters, new lessons, but the same outragous humour.

Written and devised by The Theatre Gang.

Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th December – 7pm

Tickets: £8

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The Funky Grinchmas Carol Pantomime

Acting Up! Presents

A Family, Funky and Funky Pantomime that will get you laughing and grooving off your seats!

Saturdya 9th December at 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Tickets: £6

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Dick Whittington – The Little Theatre Family Pantomime!

Join us for lots of laughs, fun and mischief as we go on a journey with Dick Whittington, a poor country lad who goes seeking his fortune, along with his amazing rat-catching cat.
Is the big wide world everything that he expected? And what happens when he encounters the evil King Rat? Will he ever find his path to happily-ever-after?
Join us to find out.


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Directed by Simon Carr

Standard: £10
Concession: £8 (Under 16 / Over 60)
Family Ticket: £30
Group of 10+ £7.50

Sleeping Beauty – SCAR Productions Pantomime

The Pantomime by Alan Frayn

The Pantomime season is a good time to come along to the theatre having a good evening’s entertainment. Sleeping Beauty boasts all of the characters with wicked Witch Hazel determined to ruin the day, but she is foiled by good Fairy Lilac and Prince Alexis.

Princess Rose is looked after in the castle by Nurse Dottie Dettol and Muddles the palace handyman. The Witch puts a spell upon the Princess Rose as a parting gift for not being invited to the christening, stating that she will prick her finger and die before her 16th birthday.

So come along and bee part of the Sleeping Beauty Magic help us to save Prince Rose… Oh yes you will !!!


Wednesday 3rd – Saturday 6th January 2018

Tickets: £12 / £10 (Under 16 / Over 60) / £8 for Group Bookings

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The Wind in the Willows

Presented by Carr-Nival Academy of Theatre Skils (C.A.T.S)

Join Toad, Ratty and Mole along with Badger on a whirlwind adventure. See what mayhem is caused when Chief Weasel takes over Toad Hall, as the seasons pass we encounter more woodland creatures along the way. The riverbank and the woods are so full of mystery and intrigue for our friends that this is one of those life journeys not to be missed!

Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th January 2018 – 7:00pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 (Under 16 / Over 60) / £8 Block Bookings

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