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  "A Midsummer Night's Dream" NT Saturday 25th January 7 pm
 "The course of true love never did run smooth"
 
A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play.
 
As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences. 
 
Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie , Oliver Chris , David Moorst and Hammed Animashaun lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom. 
 
 
All £16
   "Giselle" Bolshoi Ballet  Sunday 26th January 3 pm
The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her.
 
Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion...
 
In this brand new production, renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this iconic ballet anew.
 
Still deemed to provide one of the richest dramatic challenges for both a ballerina and her partner, this ballet with music by Adolphe Adam encapsulates all the themes characteristic of Romantic theater and Gothic literature.
 
  All £16  
  "Porgy & Bess" Met Opera Saturday 1st February 5.55pm
Set in 1920s South Carolina, Porgy and Bess is a thought provoking, gritty and spirited ‘folk opera’.
 
When Bess is abandoned by her lover, the only person who shows her kindness is the crippled beggar Porgy.
 
They commit to a new life together, but the destructive forces of her violent ex-lover Crown and her drug dealer Sportin’ Life work against Bess to pull the pair apart.
 
Composer George Gershwin, infuses a wonderful operatic score with jazz, gospel and blues influence, lush orchestral underscoring and big spiritual chorus numbers. and many songs which have become popular jazz and blues covers, including the well-known ‘Summertime’, ‘A Woman Is a Sometime Thing’, ‘I Got Plenty O Nuttin’ and ‘I loves you, Porgy’.
  All £16
  "La Bohème " RoH Opera Sunday 2nd February 7.15 pm
Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris.
 
When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love.
 
But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.
 
Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with wonderful music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La Bohème one of the best-loved of all operas.
 
  All £16
   "Gigi" [Dementia Friendly FILM]  Monday 3rd February 1.30 pm
Spotlight presents this classic musical, on the big screen, in a dementia-friendly environment for people with that condition and their carers.
 
Written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe and starring Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier the score of Gigi includes"Thank Heaven for Little Girls",and " I Remember it Well"
 
Based on best practice recommendations, the lights will be on low throughout and the bar area will be available as a 'quiet zone' for anyone who needs a break
 
During the interval, around half way through, tea and biscuits will be available.
 
Screenings start around 1.30 pm and end approximately at 4.45 pm 
      ADMISSION FREE
  Raven - in Concert Saturday 8th February 7.30 pm
The multi-talented musicians of Raven have captivated sell-out audiences with their rootsy-soul blended with subtle harmonies.
 
‘The sound is joyful & harmonious…simply ravishing’. Yorkshire Post Magazine
 
A fundraising event on behalf of RSPB Bempton Cliffs.
 
 
 
  All £10
  "Kinky Boots- The Musical" . 9th and 16th February 7.00 pm
Charlie (Killian Donnelly) is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola (Matt Henry) is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea.
 
With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen!
 
But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship.
 
Inspired by true events, this unmissable musical theatre event celebrates a joyous story of British grit transforming into a high-heeled hit as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan!
 
Filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, with songs from Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper.
  All £16  
   "Grand Concert" In aid of Keane Heslop's Ghana venture  Saturday 15th February 7.30 pm
 
Keane is a young man who does a lot of voluntary work for Spotlight and is head boy at Bridlington School.
 
When he finishes at school he is planning to go to Ghana for a year to teach Mathematics.
 
This concert, which will feature solos and chorus performances from members of Spotlight, is to support his stay there.
 
All income will go to Keane !
 
 
 
  Adults £10 Under 16s £7  
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   "Swan Lake " Bolshoi Ballet  Sunday 23rd February 3 pm
Prince  Siegfried  is  summoned  by  his  parents  to  choose  a  bride.
 
However,  he  encounters  a  mysterious  swan-woman  by  the  lake, Odette, and is captivated by her.
 
His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences.
 
Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece returns with a new cast for the most beloved ballet in the classical canon.
 
Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning and world-famous corps de ballet in perfect unison, the legendary love story between Prince Siegfried and the dual personalities Odette/Odile, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, is a must-see.
 
  All £16  
  "Agrippina" Met Opera Saturday 29th February 5.55pm
 Handel's Agrippina premiered in 1709 but fell out of fashion in the mid-18th century. In the 20th century it was revived and modern critical opinion is that Agrippina is Handel's first operatic masterpiece, full of freshness and musical invention.
 
The Emperor Claudius is reported drowned at sea so his wife Agrippina determines to make her son Nerone the new Emperor.
 
But her plans go awry when Claudius turns up with his military commander Ottone, who saved his life and to whom he has promised the throne.
 
Agrippina plots to use the two men’s desire for the beautiful Poppea to create enmity between them and destroy Ottone.
 
Meanwhile, Nerone becomes seriously smitten with Poppea.
  All £16
   Classic Musical -[Dementia Friendly FILM]  Monday 2nd March 1.30 pm
Spotlight presents a classic musical, on the big screen, in a dementia-friendly environment for people with that condition and their carers.
 
Based on best practice recommendations, the lights will be on low throughout and the bar area will be available as a 'quiet zone' for anyone who needs a break
 
During the interval, around half way through, tea and biscuits will be available.
 
Screenings start around 1.30 pm and end approximately at 4.45 pm 
 
The title will be announced nearer the time.
      ADMISSION FREE
   "Times Are A-Changin'" Andante Live  Friday 6th March 7.30 pm

Following their highly successful performance in 2019 Andante return to Spotlight with a new show -revisiting the era of Peace, Protest and Love with more reimagined classic songs of the 60s and 70s from artists such as The Kinks, McCartney, Pete Seeger, Ralph McTell as well as Dylan, Baez, Lennon, Simon & Garfunkel.
 

Andante combine the vocal harmonies of Vee Sweeney and Mark Rowson.

 
With outstanding musicianship, playing sixteen instruments between them, they perform an uplifting and inspiring show to give you a fabulous evening of unforgettable music.
 
 
 All you need is love….love is all you need !
 
    Adults £12 Child £8  
 
"A Sentimental Journey" LIVE
Saturday 7th March 7.30 pm
Born in 1922 Doris Day was a movie and singing icon of the 1950s.
 
The singer turned actress starred in films such as Calamity Jane and Pillow Talk and had a hit in 1956 with Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
 
Her songs are as popular today as when she first recorded them.
 
She was an animal rights activist and for the last 30 years had lived on an animal sanctuary that she created in California.
 
The show 'Sentimental Journey' is a musical tribute to Doris and traces her life through song.  It is produced by Green Ginger Productions and will be staged by 3 former students of Park Street and Northern Theatre Company.
Ticket price includes a donation to the RSPCA All £12
   "Riverdcance 25" Anniversary Tour  Sunday 8th March 7 pm
The new show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance.
 
25 years ago, 7 minutes changed the face of Irish dancing forever when the Eurovision interval act performance gave millions of people a new and exciting glimpse of the future of Irish dance.
 
Now 25 years later, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs.
 
Filmed live at the 3Arena Dublin, where it all began, the 25th Anniversary Gala Performance will bring Riverdance to the big screen for the very first time!
  Adult £16 Child £10  
  "Der Fliegende Hollander" Met Opera Saturday 14th March 4.55pm
The setting is a Norwegian Fishing Village in the Eighteenth Century.
 
Richard Wagner’s opera tells the myth of the Flying Dutchman [sung by Sir Bryn Terfel], a ghostly sailor condemned to wander for all eternity, who sets foot on land every seven years to search for a bride who can bring him peace.
 
In a small Norwegian fishing village he encounters Senta, a young woman obsessed with his legend.
 
Can the power of true love break the curse and end his suffering?
 
Premiered in1843 it is a breathtaking story of sacrifice, punctuated with raging monologues, dizzying duets, rousing choruses and accompanied by an orchestra that is much more than a background for the voices, acting as a full-fledged player in the drama.
  All £16
  "Lilies on the Land" SPOTLIGHT DRAMA LIVE 17th - 21st March 7.30 pm, 22nd March 2.30 pm
As 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II Spotlight Theatre will be producing a series of plays and theatrical shows themed around the Second World War.
 
Based on one hundred and fifty letters and interviews with original Land Girls, along with songs from the period. this play is a revealing, funny and wonderfully moving portrait of four women who join the Women's Land Army –determined to work endless backbreaking hours on farms across the country in a bid to do their best for the War Effort.
 
The women all hail from different walks of life, but are torn from their families and deal with the hardships offarming life and the pressures of war.
 
It is a celebration of their friendship and family bond as the women work together to come to terms with the enormity of the war and its place in history.
 
Other themes in the play involve the structure and fabric of the land itself and the powerful effect of the weather on their activities and existence.
  Adults £10 Under 16s £6
  "Fidelio" RoH Opera Sunday 22nd March 7.15 pm
Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore.
 
Leonore has disguised herself as a man and presented herself as Fidelio, in order to be hired as a deputy gaoler in the prison where her husband Florestan is unjustly held at the orders of the cruel Don Pizzaro.
 
Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime.
 
The dramatic art of this magnificent work, which deals with liberty, faithfulness, idealism and justice, holds a universal value within it.
  All £16
 "Jonas Kaufmann My Vienna"     Saturday 28th March 7 pm
 Jonas Kaufmann My Vienna is a deeply personal tribute by the star tenor to the world-famous melodies from the birthplace of waltz and operetta.
 
Filmed live at the Wiener Konzerthaus, the concert features popular Viennese music from Die Fledermaus and Wienerblut by Johann Strauss and Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow, plus many of the classic songs inspired by the city of Vienna.
 
Jonas Kaufmann performs with the Prague Philharmonia orchestra and is joined by the internationally acclaimed soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen for three duets.
 
 
 
  All £16
   "Romeo and Juliet" Bolshoi Ballet  Sunday 29th March 3 pm
In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy…
 
The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev a remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights.
 
Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the two eternal lovers in Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning evocation of love at first sight
 
His brilliant and detailed adaptation set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today.
  All £16  
  "Cyrano de Bergerac" NT Saturday 4th April 7 pm
James McAvoy returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation.
 
Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane.
 
There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart.
 
Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?
 
Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd . This classic play is brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.
     All £16   
  "Swan Lake" RoH Ballet Sunday 5th April 7.15 pm
Composed in 1876 by Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky the story begins with a hunting journey by Prince Siegfried, when he comes across a swan.
 
Before he is able to shoot, the swan turns into a beautiful woman named Odette.
 
She reveals that she is under a spell by the evil Von Rothbart, and can only be saved by a virgin prince who swears eternal fidelity to her.
 
Siegfried falls rapidly in love, inviting her that night to a ball at his castle where he will marry her and reverse her spell.
 
The evil sorcerer,not to be beaten, upsets Siegfried's plans, with tragic consequences.
 
  All £16
   Classic Musical -[Dementia Friendly FILM]  Monday 6th April 1.30 pm
Spotlight presents a classic musical, on the big screen, in a dementia-friendly environment for people with that condition and their carers.
 
Based on best practice recommendations, the lights will be on low throughout and the bar area will be available as a 'quiet zone' for anyone who needs a break
 
During the interval, around half way through, tea and biscuits will be available.
 
Screenings start around 1.30 pm and end approximately at 4.45 pm 
 
The title will be announced nearer the time.
      ADMISSION FREE
  "Tosca" Met Opera Saturday 11th April 5.55pm
Set in Rome at the time of Napoleon’s invasion of Italy, Tosca is a roller coaster story of love, lust, murder and political intrigue. With Puccini’s richly romantic score, it is one of the world’s most loved operas.
 
The plot centres around three main characters – Rome’s diva Floria Tosca, her lover Mario Cavaradossi (a painter and republican) and the corrupt Chief of Police, Baron Scarpia
 
Scarpia has long lusted after Tosca, and when he suspects Cavaradossi of assisting an escaped political prisoner, seizes the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone - he will manipulate Tosca into revealing the prisoner’s hiding place and Cavaradossi’s involvement, and have her for himself.
 
When Cavaradossi is captured, Scarpia offers Tosca a horrific bargain – she must give herself to Scarpia, or her lover is killed… what will she choose, and who will survive?
  All £16
   "Jewels" Bolshoi Ballet  Sunday 19th April 4 pm
Emeralds, rubies and diamonds are the inspiration for choerographer George Balanchine's glittering triptych of abstract ballets in which each displays a facet of musical and dance styles intimately connected to his own life and career.
 
In the three acts Balanchine delves into the essence of each jewel, using music from different composers and incorporating different balletic styles.
 
'Emeralds', set to music by Fauré, is infused with a dreamy French romanticism.
 
The fiery 'Rubies' fizzes with the energy and exuberance of jazz-age New York in its setting of ebullient Stravinsky.
 
And 'Diamonds', using music from Tchaikovsky's Third Symphony, evokes the high classicism of Imperial Russia, here brilliantly danced by the Bolshoi.
  All £16  
  "Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci" RoH Opera Sunday 26th April 7 pm
Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci are today Italian opera’s most famous double act.
 
The two works, each undeniable masterpieces of the verismo tradition of realism, share dramatic concision, melodic richness and an obsession with violent jealousy.
 
Damiano Michieletto’s production was an Olivier-Award-winning hit when first presented in 2015. He sets both operas within the same village, allowing characters from one piece to reappear in the other and offering theatrical realism within visuals that are modern yet timeless.
 
"Cavalleria Rusticana" tells a tragic tale of forsaken love and violent revenge, and "Pagliacci", is a thrilling opera of a violent jealousy.
 
  All £16
  "SPEND,SP£ND,SPEND"- The Musical - LIVE 28th April - 2nd May 7.30 pm, 3rd May 2.30 pm
Performed by the Spotlight Company and directed by Catherine Terry, this is the story of Viv Nicholson who, in 1961, before the Beatles, moonwalking and the mini skirt, won the first mega-jackpot on the football pools.
 
When the papers asked the housewife what she'd do with her new fortune, her answer turned her into a household name: "I'm going to spend, spend, spend!".
 
Her rags to riches and back to rags story took her through five husbands, fast cars, bankruptcy and booze. She woke up spent.
 
This riveting musical charts the tragedy, the comedy and the love story that is the legend of Viv Nicholson.
 
  Adults £10 Under 16s £7
   Classic Musical -[Dementia Friendly FILM]  Monday 4th May 1.30 pm
Spotlight presents a classic musical, on the big screen, in a dementia-friendly environment for people with that condition and their carers.
 
Based on best practice recommendations, the lights will be on low throughout and the bar area will be available as a 'quiet zone' for anyone who needs a break
 
During the interval, around half way through, tea and biscuits will be available.
 
Screenings start around 1.30 pm and end approximately at 4.45 pm 
 
The title will be announced nearer the time.
      ADMISSION FREE
  "Maria Stuarda " Met Opera Saturday 9th May 5.55pm
What would have happened had Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots met face to face? A thrilling imagining of this showdown is at the heart of this opera.
 
Donizetti’s riveting opera transports you to a Britain at war with itself and overcome by uncertainty and strife.
 
Mary, Queen of Scots, has been imprisoned by her cousin Elizabeth I of England.
 
The Earl of Leicester urges Elizabeth to meet with Mary and be reconciled, but Elizabeth grows jealous of Leicester’s admiration for her cousin.
 
Having been banned by the authorities in Milan after its 1835 premiere, due to its perceived inflammatory content it lay neglected for over a hundred years until 1958 and is now recognized as containing some of Donizetti’s most moving music.
  All £16
   "Calamity Jane " Sunday 10th May 7 pm
Park Street Performing Arts Centre in association with Green Ginger Productions presents this live show which tells the story of  Calamity Jane who can outrun and outshoot any man in Deadwood.
 

Hard, boastful and desperate to impress, she travels to Chicago on the Deadwood Stage to recruit a star, Adelaid Adams.

 
But things don't go too smoothly for Calamity, as everyone in town favours the new girl and she struggles to keep her jealousy and pride in check, and it takes her long standing enemy Wild Bill Hickok to make her see sense, and realise her Secret Love…
 
An unforgettable score includes "The Deadwood Stage", "I Can Do Without You", "It's Harry I'm Planning to Marry". "Windy City", "The Black Hills of Dakota", "Secret Love"
    Adult £12 Child £8  
  "The Dante Project" RoH Ballet Sunday 31st May 7.15 pm
Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light.
 
The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice.
 
In his new work, the Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor creates a world premiere in collaboration with an award-winning team – contemporary conductor-composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and literary advisor Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.
 
  All £16
  "The Welkin " NT Saturday 6th June 7 pm
Lucy Kirkwood  returns to the National Theatre with her new play, directed by James Macdonald, and starring Maxine Peake as Lizzy, and Ria Zmitrowicz as Sally.
 
One life in the hands of 12 women.
 
Rural Suffolk, 1759.
 
As the country waits for Halley’s comet, Sally Poppy is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.
 
When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose.
 
With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst.
  All £16   
  "Elektra" RoH Opera Sunday 21st June 7.15 pm
King Agamemnon sacrifices his daughter, Iphigenia, before he sets out to Troy to wage war, but his wife, Klytaemnestra, grows in hatred of him and is determined to kill him upon his return.
 
When he comes home from war, she murders him with the help of Aegisth, her lover
 
However, Klytaemnestra becomes weary for her safety, fearing that her three living children (Elektra, Chrysothemis, and Orest) will avenge their father's death
 
With the first chords of Elektra, we are plunged into a psychologically intense and violent world. The opera shocked audiences (and even its performers!) when it had its premiere in Dresden in 1909. At 90 minutes, this is one of Richard Strauss’s most concentrated works, and in style and instrumentation one of his most modernist scores.
  All £16
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