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October 2015

Beryl – West Yorkshire Playhouse

October 4, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

BERYLMaxine Peake's charming and critically acclaimed play celebrates the life of Beryl Burton , the greatest woman on two wheels. Yorkshire woman Beryl Burton was five times world pursuit champion, thirteen times national champion, twice road-racing world champion and twelve times national champion. She was awarded an MBE and an OBE. She was one of the most astonishing sports people ever to have lived. Beryl - A Romance on Two Wheels tells the story of Beryl's life, from working on…

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West Yorkshire Playhouse

October 4, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

"BERYL Maxine Peakea€™s charming and critically acclaimed play celebrates the life of Beryl Burton a€“ the greatest woman on two wheels. Yorkshire woman Beryl Burton was five times world pursuit champion, thirteen times national champion, twice road-racing world champion and twelve times national champion. She was awarded an MBE and an OBE. She was one of the most astonishing sports people ever to have lived. Beryl a€“ Romance on Two Wheels tells the story of Berylas life, from working on…

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March 2016

Circus Berzercus

March 17, 2016 @ 6:30 PM

A hilarious, highly-skilled circus show for all the family. Ladies and Gentlemen, Circus Berzereus are proud to present the Great Phil-dini, champion juggler, master of manipulation and dexterity, a legend of the circus world. Unfortunately, we must also announce that will be accompanied by his hapless stage-hand Horace, whose eagerness to entertain outshines his talent. Expect spectacularly high unicycling, breath-taking ladder balancing, juggling and a touch of magic, all interwoven with physical comedy and mayhem. Phil Blackmore, star of Britain’s…

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October 2016

Panta Rai

October 8, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

I Wish Her Well is an intricate performance, combining storytelling, high tempo energy and an evocative sound score by British composer Nathaniel Reed that infuses the performance with melody and atmosphere. It is a captivating production that seeks to move and engage. Act one is based on the stories of four women who are closely related to the dancers, whilst act two is based on the diaries of a 16 year-old girl. She is now an 85 year-old woman who…

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November 2016

Townsend Productions

November 25, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

Commissioned by the International Brigades Memorial Trust, the play’s tour will coincide with the 80th anniversaries of the creation of the International Brigades in October 1936 and the Battle of Jarama in 1937. The drama centres on the contrasting lives of International Brigaders Clem Beckett and Christopher Caudwell. Beckett, a Lancashire blacksmith and famous star of the speedway track, and Caudwell, a renowned writer, poet and philosopher, were killed together at Jarama in February 1937, having become friends as members…

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March 2017

Les Bordeliques

March 19, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

BLIND DATE In a wacky and absurd blind date, a musician and a dancer embody three men and three women as they collide to form unlikely pairs. From stilts to high heels, classical violin to contemporary music, step dancing shoes to ballet slippers, six archetypes bring us a dating game through the tease of seduction and a comedic clash of personalities. Will Pretentious succumb to the charms of Femme Fatale? Can Neurotic summon the gusto to survive a date with…

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May 2017

The Fitzgeralds

May 23, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

Meet the Fitzgeralds – a family group consisting of fiddling and step dancing sensations Tom, Kerry & Julie Fitzgerald. These siblings, from Canada’s renowned Ottawa Valley, have come a long way from their small town roots. Featuring 3-time Canadian Grandmaster Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions, this unique act features high-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing. It is the rare combination of exceptional musicianship, incomparable dancing, audience interaction, love of performing and genuine sibling connection that resonates with…

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October 2017

Fluff Productions

October 15, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

AGENT OF INFLUENCE: THE SECRET LIFE OF PAMELA MORE “Mid-calf, navy blue day dress with pearl buttons by Victor Stiebel. Dove-grey tweed jacket and fox stole by House of Hartnell. Hat by Elsa Schiaparelli. Perfect for luncheons, jaunts around town and spying on fascists.” Lady Pamela, fashion columnist and socialite, is recruited by MI5 to keep notes on Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, suspected to be colluding with the German Embassy. But Pamela realises that what began as an adventure…

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November 2017

Urban conceptz Theatre

November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

INSIDE MY MIND This stunning and well-articulated production, explores human vices, love, loss and personal health, in a sensitive portrayal of how one man tries to cope, when unexpected problems start to take hold of his mind and body. The physicality, inventiveness and presence of the company of five are used in such a creative way that they manage to paint enchanting visual and audible landscapes that immerse the audience into a world where it seems as though anything is…

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Townsend Productions

November 30, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

WE ARE THE LIONS MR MANAGER This is the story of Jayaben Desai’s fight for dignity in the workplace, the story of the Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike of 1976-78 and inspirational strike-leader Jayaben Desai, one of many newly arrived Gujurati workers from East Africa. It has tremendous contemporary relevance (immigration, workplace exploitation, women’s rights, racism and human dignity), and is told in Townsend Productions’ accessible, imaginative and entertaining theatrical style with songs and music of the 1970s. This is…

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March 2018


March 11, 2018 @ 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM

A stand alone performance at Barton on Humber where bgroup and China Plate will be performing Point of Echoes - a specially commissioned Rural Touring Dance Initiative. This production will be utterly breathtaking – so tell all your friends and family and bring them along. Here’s the blurb….The year is 1978, isolated from the mainland, Eric Valentine and Bernard Humphries have been stationed at Echo Point lighthouse, somewhere off the coast of England. The unlikely strangers have just begun to…

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April 2018

Tayo Aluko

April 29, 2018 @ 7:30 PM

Tayo Aluko & Friends will be at Barton on Humber Assembly Rooms on Sunday, April 29th, 7.30pm with Call Mr Robeson – a Life with Songs. Paul Robeson is a world-famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When he gets too radical and outspoken for the establishment’s liking, he is branded a traitor to his country, is harassed, and denied opportunities to perform or travel. This roller-coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable life highlights how his political activism led many to…

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October 2018

Theatre Newfoundland Labrador – Our Frances

October 14, 2018 @ 7:30 PM

This play by Berni Stapleton is an extraordinary story celebrating the life and heroism of Frances Cluett. Frances was born and lived in Belleoram, Newfoundland. In 1916, she joined the Volunteer Aid Detachment. After a scant month of medical training she was shipped overseas and served for four years at the 10th General Hospital in Rouen, France. Although she would likely argue the point, during those years she became as heroic as the men and boys who fought. The play…

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November 2018

James Wilton Dance Leviathan

November 9, 2018 @ 7:30 PM

Live Lincs brings more live dance to the area with this fantastic production of dance/theatre from James Wilton – Leviathan. The story tells of a ship captain hell-bent on capturing the white whale: Moby Dick, a beast as vast and dangerous as the sea itself, yet serene and beautiful beyond all imagining. Ahab’s crew are drawn into the unhinged charisma of their captain, blindly following him on his perilous adventure towards almost certain destruction. “Extraordinary” The Stage “Handsomely crafted, ambitious…

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February 2019

Uchenna – Hansel and Gretel

February 28, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

One of the best-loved fairy tales of all time has been magically transformed into a breathtaking display of dance. Uchenna Dance will perform Hansel and Gretel at Barton Assembly Rooms this spring. The production weaves distinctive dance styles of House, Waacking, Vogue, African and Contemporary dance, and promises to deliver a magical and relatable retelling of children’s favourite. Told from the children’s perspective, our two young heroes brave a big journey and find themselves lost in the city, overwhelmed by…

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March 2019

Joan and Jimmy

March 14, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Joan and Jimmy tells the story of Joan Littlewood and Jimmy Miller, standing amongst the rubble of 1945 post war Britain. Jimmy Miller has changed his name to Ewan MacColl; and both are embarking on a career in radical political theatre, performing onenight stands across the North of England – early rural touring! They founded Theatre Workshop in Kendal with a travelling troupe of storytellers and outlaws committed to the overthrow of the established order where the rich got richer…

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November 2019

Alleyne Dance

November 7, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Nights Game

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December 2019

Townsend Theatre

December 1, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

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October 2021

Susanna Hamnett.

October 15, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
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November 2021

Balbir Singh Dance Company.

November 19, 2021 @ 7:00 PM

Love & Spice

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