Enjoy World Class Talent, Up Close And Personal At ERT

Enjoy World Class Talent, Up Close And Personal At ERT
June 15, 2017

Beverley’s East Riding Theatre prides itself on discovering “hidden” talent; hence the excitement surrounding a one-nighter by Canadian duo Dennis Ellsworth and Kinley Dowling.

They have been performing together for eight years while pursuing solo careers at the same time; however, 2017 marks their first real collaborative effort on record.

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A Summer Festival Of Engagement, Inspiration And Celebration

A Summer Festival Of Engagement, Inspiration And Celebration
June 14, 2017

East Riding Theatre launches its summer long festival of engagement, inspiration and celebration with a theatre double bill of Spoonface Steinberg & Perfidious Lion.

To help showcase the fantastic young talent in the area, East Riding Theatre will be hosting a wide variety of shows by young performers this summer including, theatre, comedy, spoken word, music and much more.

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Stand Up For New Cartwright Play @ East Riding Theatre

Stand Up For New Cartwright Play @ East Riding Theatre
May 19, 2017

STAND UP STAND UP, a brand new play by the Olivier Award-winning writer of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice Jim Cartwright, visits the East Riding Theatre on the 9th & 10th June as part of a UK tour, following its premiere at Theatre Royal Wakefield.

Produced by the Jim Cartwright Company and Theatre Royal Wakefield, and directed by Cartwright, STAND UP STAND UP is a dark comedy about a struggling comedian who forms an unlikely friendship with a tough bailiff, as they both strive to help each other achieve their dreams.

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All-Female Satirical Show Considers The Rejections, The Rejoicing And Regrets Of An Actor

All-Female Satirical Show Considers The Rejections, The Rejoicing And Regrets Of An Actor
May 3, 2017

She Productions, Theatre Company in Residence at the East Riding Theatre, is back by popular demand with a new comedic review show, after the sell-out success of Beverley Does Broadway in 2015.

As an actor, no matter how hard you try, there is always one role that you know you will never get! Surrounded by an industry based on physical appearance, race, and gender, She Productions are here to break boundaries and turn typecasting on its head. MissCast is an evening of familiar songs and sketches performed in revolutionary ways.

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MissCast – A Humorous Look At Altercations Within The Acting Industry

MissCast - A Humorous Look At Altercations Within The Acting Industry
April 14, 2017

She Productions, Theatre Company in Residence at the East Riding Theatre, is back by popular demand with a new comedic review show, after the sell-out success of Beverley Does Broadway in 2015.

As an actor, no matter how hard you try, there is always one role that you know you will never get! Surrounded by an industry based on physical appearance, race, and gender, She Productions are here to break boundaries and turn typecasting on its head. MissCast is an evening of familiar songs and sketches performed in revolutionary ways.

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Shakers – A Wickedly Funny Glimpse Of The World Through The Eyes Of The Four Girls

Shakers - A Wickedly Funny Glimpse Of The World Through The Eyes Of The Four Girls
March 28, 2017

A play “Made in Hull” and boasting an entirely East Yorkshire cast is sure to be a City of Culture hit when Beverley’s East Riding Theatre is transformed into “Shakers” – the oh-so-trendy cocktail bar where everyone wants to be seen.

It is here we also meet Nicky, Adele, Carol and Mel, the bars long-suffering waitresses, who invite you to pull up a table, order a drink and relax in their company.

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ERT’s “The Night Season”: Astonishing, Beautifully Conceived, Staged and Acted

ERT's "The Night Season": Astonishing, Beautifully Conceived, Staged and Acted
March 15, 2017

Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s award winning play “The Night Season”, (originally staged at the National Theatre in London), opened at Beverley’s East Riding Theatre on March 2nd and runs until Saturday 25th of March.

It is a personal favourite of the theatre’s new artistic director Adrian Rawlins, making his directorial debut at the ERT in this astonishing and beautifully conceived, staged and acted production.

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Stage4Beverley Has Confirmed The Festival Will Go Ahead In 2018

Stage4Beverley Has Confirmed The Festival Will Go Ahead In 2018
February 28, 2017

After what’s been universally accepted as a hugely successful inaugural festival, the team behind Stage4Beverley has confirmed the festival will go ahead in 2018 and hopefully become a permanent fixture on Beverley’s calendar.

Sell-out concerts on all three nights of the festival, which was held at the East Riding Theatre in Beverley across the weekend of February 17 to 19, plus healthy audiences at daytime concerts and workshops has given the volunteer team behind the event enough confidence to start planning for next year.

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Light Classical Music For A February Sunday Morning

Light Classical Music For A February Sunday Morning
February 7, 2017

Stage4Beverley is delighted to add to its range of musical genres some light classical music, suitable to ease us gently into the final day of the festival.

With its aim to provide opportunities for the best of local and young musical talent, as well as the international stars, this Sunday morning concert brings both local and youth talent to the fore, prior to the International Gypsy Jazz superstars performing in the afternoon concert.

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Adrian Rawlins To Direct The Night Season At East Riding Theatre

Adrian Rawlins To Direct The Night Season At East Riding Theatre
February 7, 2017

East Riding Theatre’s new artistic director, Adrian Rawlins, is to make his directorial debut at the theatre with The Night Season by Rebecca Lenkiewicz which opens in March.

Rawlins, an actor on stage and screen for 30 years, (Harry Potter, Dickensian, War and Peace) has recently taken over as artistic director at ERT and launched a programme for the year which promises to be uplifting and life-affirming.

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John Hegley Pens New Poem Ahead Of Beverley Appearance

John Hegley Pens New Poem Ahead Of Beverley Appearance
February 3, 2017

Stand-up comedian and poet John Hegley has penned a new Beverley-themed poem ahead of his appearance at the Stage4Beverley arts and music festival this month.

Called “A Spinster by Beverley Minster” it recalls a time in the 1970’s when he was starting out – his first public performances for which he received money was as a busker on the streets of the town and neighbouring Hull.

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Family Fun With The Possibility Of Some Drawing And Singing

Family Fun With The Possibility Of Some Drawing And Singing
January 30, 2017

He’s a former bus conductor who achieved fame as a stand-up comedian and performance poet, but John Hegley’s first “paid” public performance was busking his songs, initially outside a shoe shop in Hull in the late Seventies.

By 1980 his “act” has transferred to the streets of London (Hegley was born in Islington) and soon after he achieved a breakthrough at London’s Comedy Store.

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BBC Radio Two Award Winners To Headline Rising Stars Concert

BBC Radio Two Award Winners To Headline Rising Stars Concert
January 23, 2017

The Stage4Beverley Winter music festival will be presenting some of the cream of young UK talent in its February event.

Headlining their “Rising Stars” concert on Saturday 18th February, will be two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene.

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30th Anniversary Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival

30th Anniversary Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival
January 18, 2017

2017 marks the coming of age of the much loved Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival, (Friday 26 – Monday 29 May) as the Festival celebrates its thirty years of music-making alongside an extraordinary year for culture in the region, as Hull is 2017 City of Culture.

Initiated by the local authority, with the aim of attracting visitors to the area to discover a rich medley of history, striking architecture and music of the past, over the years the Festival has grown to be recognised as a ‘jewel in the cultural crown’

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