Alnwick Playhouse

Alnwick Playhouse
Bondgate Without, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1PQ
  • Telephone 01665 510785
  • Box office times Mon–Fri 10am–5pm; Sat 10am–2pm; closed Sun.
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  • Website www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk
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Alnwick Academy Of Dance Showcase

Showcasing a delightful mixture of class work and exercises, dances and choreographed sequences used in their training, examination work and auditions. Watch how the work unfolds from teaching pupils aged 3 to the skills developed by the age of 18 & 19 years old.

Sat 14 Jul

£10–£11 (£9–£10; Children £5.50–£6.50) / 01665 510785

Ams17 Martin Roscoe

Extra Concert, special price list, Alnwick and Morpeth Music Society members pay £10 upon production of 2017-18 or 2018-19 membership card.

Wed 20 Jun

£15 / 01665 510785

Avengers: Infinity War

  • 5 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 29min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt
  • UK release: 26 April 2018

Thanos (Brolin) aims to become all-powerful, in the first part of this two-part superhero mash-up. Death, destruction, torture and sacrifice are the order of the day, in a grand space opera that mixes tragedy with pathos, fleshed out with the usual Marvel humour. Truly remarkable.

Thu 31 May

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

Beast

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 47min
  • Directed by: Michael Pearce
  • Cast: Jessie Buckley, Geraldine James, Johnny Flynn

On Jersey, a serial killer is targeting young girls while a young tour guide (Buckley) is struggling with her passive-aggressive mother (James). Pearce’s debut feature approaches the serial killer thriller from an impressively unconventional angle. James is brilliant as the outwardly respectable but cruel mother, Flynn is…

Tue 26 Jun

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

Cavern Beatles

On February 9th 1961, The Beatles made the first of their 292 appearances at the now legendary Cavern Club in Mathew Street, Liverpool.   50 years on, The Cavern Beatles, a band fully endorsed and licensed by the same club will be coming to a venue near you with their remarkable show. The show is a Magical History Tour…

Fri 29 Jun

£21.50–£22.50 / 01665 510785

Code Breakers

This show by Dr Mark Baldwin is one of the Second World War’s most fascinating stories is that of the Allied Codebreakers, who deciphered a vast number of German secret messages and used the intelligence so gained to hasten Allied victory. The Germans had entrusted their secret communications to an ingenious ciphering…

Tue 17 Jul

£14.50–£15.50 (Children £10.50–£11.50) / 01665 510785

Dchs Band Night

"We will, we will rock you!" Join the talented pupils of the Duchess's Community High School on band night at the Playhouse Full details and line up to be announced

Wed 4 Jul

£7.50–£8.50 (Children £5.50–£6.50) / 01665 510785

Deadpool 2

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Leitch
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Morena Baccarin, Z

When tragedy splinters Wade Wilson’s own life, it takes a meeting with a mutant kid (Dennison) and vengeful cyborg Cable (Brolin) to renew his sense of purpose. Filthy, ferocious and funny, it surpasses its predecessor by doubling down on the gleeful self-awareness and excess; the whole cast shines, and the climax is…

Sat 23 Jun

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

Derek Acorah

Following his captivating appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, which saw a phenomenal run to the final, 2018 sees Britain’s best loved, and most entertaining, medium takes to the stage across the UK and Europe with his all new ‘Love, Life, Laughter Tour’.  A thoroughly modern medium whose appeal crosses the generations to…

Sat 30 Jun

£17.50–£18.50 / 01665 510785

Edie

  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 37min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Simon Hunter
  • Cast: Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Paul Brannigan

To try and overcome a lifetime of bitterness and resentment, an older lady decides to climb a mountain in Scotland.

Thu 12 Jul

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

Eduardo Niebla In Concert

Eduardo Niebla – guitar & composer Daniel Martinez Lopez – guitar Hailed by the Guardian for his “exquisite guitar playing” Eduardo Niebla is a formidable flamenco jazz guitar virtuoso and master of today’s generation. Continually seeking out new musical terrain he has traversed the worlds of jazz, classical, world…

Fri 6 Jul

£15.50–£16.50 (Children £10.50–£11.50) / 01665 510785

Entebbe

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: José Padilha
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan

The true story of Operation Entebbe, in which Israeli commandos rescued hostages who had been kidnapped by pro-Palestinian terrorists and held in a Ugandan airport. Pike as a German revolutionary is intriguing and although there are some missteps, it’s an urgent and vibrant take on the incident.

Wed 11 Jul

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Sat 2 Jun

£21.50–£22.50 / 01665 510785

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

New hit West-End musical will be broadcasted to cinemas nationwide live from the Apollo Theatre in London.

Thu 5 Jul

£15.50–£16.50 (£14.50–£15.50; Children £10–£11) / 01665 510785

Fallout

The latest show from contemporary tap company Old Kent Road takes a journey through quintessential jazz, entangling movement within the graceful perspective of tap dance. Conversations of question and answer between soloists of the band and the performers expose emotions and trigger manoeuvres back and forth between each…

Fri 1 Jun

£16.50–£17.50 (£10–£11) / 01665 510785

Funny Cow

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Adrian Shergold
  • Cast: Maxine Peake, Stephen Graham, Paddy Considine
  • UK release: 20 April 2018

Funny Cow (Peake) is a northern woman who takes to stand-up comedy in the 70s and 80s. The film foregrounds the pain and suffering involved, from her abusive husband Bob (Pitts, also the screenwriter) and the grim reality of working men’s clubs. A fine supporting cast is largely wasted, but a great soundtrack and Peake’s…

Thu 24 May

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 2h 4min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mike Newell
  • Cast: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Jessica Brown Findlay
  • UK release: 20 April 2018

Juliet (James) is a successful writer in post-WWII London who discovers the eponymous book club, and learns about their lives under the German occupation of the island. Don’t let the twee title put you off, as it’s a beguiling and affecting celebration of friendship, courage and the joys of reading, full of warmth and…

Wed 6 Jun

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

Thu 7 Jun

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

Isle of Dogs

  • 5 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Wes Anderson
  • Cast: Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Courtney B. Vance, Fisher Stevens, Mari Natsuki, Harvey Keitel, Koyu Rankin, Liev Schreiber, Bob Balaban, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton
  • UK release: 30 March 2018

When the corrupt Mayor of Megasaki City sends all the dogs to Trash Island, his 12-year-old ward Atari (Rankin) goes there to find out what happened to his beloved Spots (Schreiber). Sensationally rendered stop-motion tribute to Japanese cinema, rich in detail and full of deadpan heroism and epic ineptitude. Delightful.

Wed 30 May

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

Jackson Live

Michael Jackson tribute show featuring CJ.

Fri 20 Jul

£21.50–£22.50 / 07584052746

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

  • 2018
  • US
  • Directed by: J. A. Bayona
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, B. D. Wong, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall
  • UK release: 8 June 2018

Part two in the new series of dinosaur films, featuring a race against time to save the creatures from an erupting volcano.

Wed 18 Jul

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

Thu 19 Jul

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

The Leisure Seeker

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • Italy / France
  • 1h 52min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paolo Virzì
  • Cast: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian McKay
  • UK release: 20 April 2018

Ella (Mirren) is terminally ill, and her husband John (Sutherland), has a form of Alzheimer’s which only kicks in when required by the plot, so they decide to drive their trusty Winnebago to Florida. Meandering, mildly entertaining, tear-stained road trip that just about works thanks to the commitment of Mirren and…

Wed 13 Jun

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

McKellen: Playing the Part Live

Built around a 14 hour interview, Playing the Part uncovers McKellen's story. From his upbringing living through the war; working through repertory and West End theatre; becoming a pioneering stage star; coming out and being a leader in the campaign for equality; and his mainstream film breakouts as Magneto and Gandalf.

Tue 19 Jun

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

On Chesil Beach

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Dominic Cooke
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Emily Watson
  • UK release: 19 January 2018

Adaptation by Ian McEwan of his own novella, in which newlyweds Eddie (Howle) and Florence (Ronan) have an unsatisfying wedding night in a Dorset hotel in the early 60s. Overwrought and underwhelming, it’s filmed with a heavy hand by theatre director Cooke, making it for self-important and unengaging viewing.

Fri 13 Jul

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

Opera North's Big Sing World War One

Join us for a wonderful evening of music making as local schools from across the North East join forces to perform World War One themed music in a massed choir, accompanied by a baritone soloist and members of the Chorus of Opera North. Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Wed 27 Jun

£3.50 / 01665 510785

Oscar Wilde Season Live: An Ideal Husband

A new production of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband. Ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial trickery.

Tue 5 Jun

£15.50–£16.50 (£14.50–£15.50; Children £10–£11) / 01665 510785

Peatbog Faeries

Peatbog Faeries celebrated their 25th Anniversary in 2016 on the back of the critically acclaimed album Blackhouse, and 2017 saw the release of their new live album Live@25. Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the legendary Scottish trailblazers have created a glorious mixture of traditional sounds and dance-floor grooves that…

Fri 15 Jun

£19–£20 / 01665 510785

The Power Of Compassion

Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery Tibet - the Land of Snows: home of Buddhist lamas whose ancient rituals have fascinated people for thousands of years. Forced into exile by the Chinese invasion of 1959, the monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery share their endangered culture with audiences in the west. The…

Tue 29 May

£12–£13 (£10–£11) / 01665 510785

A Quiet Place

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 35min
  • Directed by: John Krasinski
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe

Lee Abbott (Krasinski), his wife Evelyn (Blunt), son (Jupe) and deaf daughter (Simmonds) live and work in an empty dystopian world in complete silence, hiding from creatures who hunt by sound. Krasinski's third film as director is a smart, weird sci-fi frightener that is beautifully simple but thoughtfully composed.

Sat 16 Jun

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

Rampage

  • 3 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 47min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Brad Peyton
  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman, Joe Manganiello, Jake Lacy, Marley Shelton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
  • UK release: 13 April 2018

When a space-born pathogen starts turning random animals dangerous across the USA, primatologist Davis (Johnson) is on the case. Splendidly silly monster movie which swerves between knowing humour, endearing stupidity and an over-long CGI-heavy finale; Morgan’s turn as a gung-ho Homeland Security agent is a hoot.

Fri 25 May

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

Ready Player One

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 20min
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance

Wade (Sheridan) lives in a city wasteland of rusting trailers called The Stacks, spending his days playing (along with nearly everyone else) in a VR world called the OASIS. But then OASIS’s creator dies; who will inherit his fortune? Eye-popping blockbuster, relentlessly entertaining but without much emotion or involvement.

Tue 22 May

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

The Real Thing

1970s soul band celebrating 40 years in the business perform their classic hits including 'You To Me Are Everything', 'Can't Get By Without You' and 'Can You Feel The Force?'.

Fri 8 Jun

£23.50–£24.50 / 01665 510785

Royal Opera House: Swan Lake

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Liam Scarlett, Frederick Ashton
  • UK release: 12 June 2018

A new production of Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

Tue 12 Jun

£15.50–£16.50 (£14.50–£15.50; Children £10–£11) / 01665 510785

Seriously Dead

A musical comedy about Thelma Henderson (deceased) who cannot gain entry through The Pearly Gates as the system has been digitised and she has the incorrect paperwork. Starring Crissy Rock, Tommy Cannon and Billy Pearce.

Wed 23 May

£21.50–£22.50 / 01665 510785

Shakespeare's Globe On Tour

How did a company tour in Shakespeare’s day? We know that when the theatres closed, a small group of actors, juggling a variety of roles in three or four plays from their extensive repertoire, would leave London and head off on tour. We also know that the choice of play or entertainment was left to the most powerful…

Sat 11 Aug

£20.50–£21.50 (£19.50–£20.50) / 01665 510785

Sun 12 Aug

£20.50–£21.50 (£19.50–£20.50) / 01665 510785

Sherlock Gnomes

  • 2 stars
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • PG
  • Directed by: John Stevenson
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Michael Caine

When the gnomes of London go missing, the titular detective (Depp) and his long-suffering sidekick (Ejiofor) go looking for them. Despite vivid animation and a fine voice cast, there’s just not enough story to fuel this hardly-necessary sequel to the lacklustre 2011 original.

Sat 16 Jun

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

Simon Yates: My Mountain Life

Back by popular demand, Simon returns to Alnwick to give audiences another chance to hear his fascinating tales of life as a mountaineer On the remote Siula Grande in Peru in June 1985, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in a desperately unenviable position. He was slowly being pulled off the mountain face by his…

Thu 14 Jun

£11.50–£12.50 / 01665 510785

Solo: A Star Wars Story

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 14min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ron Howard
  • Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo
  • UK release: 25 May 2018

The origin story of the young Han Solo (Ehrenreich), as he gets out of Corellia, meets Chewbacca (Suotamo) and Lando (Glover) for the first time, and runs into former lover Qi’ra (Clarke). Ehrenreich has just the right easy charm and despite some missteps it’s an enjoyable yarn with fine set-pieces.

Tue 3 Jul

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

Sat 7 Jul

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

T-Rextasy

Longstanding, respected T-Rex tribute act. Glam rockers, brace yourselves.

Sat 26 May

£22.50–£23.50 / 01665 510785

Take That Experience

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS   As Take That celebrate over 25 years as the UK's number one boy band, The Take That Experience mark over a decade together as the ultimate tribute act with their best show yet! Wowing audiences everywhere they go with their amazing vocals, replica costumes and electrifying dance…

Fri 22 Jun

£21.50–£22.50 / 01665 510785

That Good Night

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • UK/Portugal
  • 1h 30min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Eric Styles
  • Cast: John Hurt, Sofia Helin, Max Brown

Ralph Maitland (Hurt) is a celebrated screenwriter coming to terms with his impending death, who receives a visit from his son Michael (Brown) and Michael’s girlfriend (Richards). A maudlin and rather predictable drama notable for being Hurt’s last major screen role; he gives a commanding but vanity-free performance, and…

Sat 9 Jun

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

Tully

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jason Reitman
  • Cast: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass
  • UK release: 4 May 2018

Marlo (Theron) is exhausted after the birth of her third child, when night nanny Tully (Davis) enters her life and offers her help and friendship. Cody’s smart, perfectly observed screenplay sidesteps the clichés and offers brutal truths about motherhood and ageing, and Theron gives an astonishing central performance as…

Thu 21 Jun

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

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