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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Ams17 Chiyan Wong

Alnwick Music Society Programme: Bach/Busoni - Goldberg Variations Beethoven - Six Bagatelles, op. 126 Busoni - Sonatina seconda Liszt - Reminiscenses de 'Don Juan', S481 (Fantasy on themes from Mozart's Don Giovanni)

Tue 27 Feb 2018

£16 (£15) / 01665 510785

Ams17 Gould Piano Trio

Alnwick Music Society Lucy Gould - Violin Alive Neary - Cello Benjamin Frith - Piano Programme: Beethoven - Piano Trio in C minor, op. 1/3 Mark Simpson - Piano Trio 'After Avedon' (2017) Ravel - Piano Trio in A minor

Tue 6 Feb 2018

£16 (£15) / 01665 510785

Ams17 Pascal Roge

Alnwick Music Society Programme: Satie - Gymnopédie no. 1, Gnossienne no. 3 Ravel - Sonatine Poulenc - Les soirees de Nazelles Satie - Embryons Désséchés Debussy - Preludes book 1

Wed 4 Apr 2018

£16 (£15) / 01665 510785

Ams17 Piatti Quartet

Alnwick Music Society Programme: Beethoven - String Quartet No. 11, op. 95 'Serioso' Janacek - String Quartet No. 2 'Intimate Letters' Bridge - Three Idylls Debussy - String Quartet  , op. 10

Tue 1 May 2018

£16 (£15) / 01665 510785

Beauty And The Beast

The pantomime classic introduces new characters.

Fri 19 Jan 2018

£11–£12 (£10–£11; Children £6–£7) / 01665 510785

Sat 20 Jan 2018

£11–£12 (£10–£11; Children £6–£7) / 01665 510785

Wed 24 Jan 2018

£11–£12 (£10–£11; Children £6–£7) / 01665 510785

…and 3 more dates until 27 Jan 2018

Christmas Crooners

Christmas tunes with a Rat Pack flavour in the style of Andy Williams' Christmas Shows, featuring a host of festive favourites.

Sat 23 Dec

£20–£21 / 01665 510785

Coldplace - Tribute To Coldplay

Coldplace are a tribute band whose quality and experience on the tribute scene are second to none. In 12 years the band have over 600 gigs under their belts across the length and breadth of the UK and abroad in over twenty different countries worldwide.. The band are firmly established in many of the UK's top tribute…

Thu 26 Apr 2018

£19–£20 / 01665 510785

Dad's Army Radio Hour

James Seabright presents   Based on the classic BBC sitcom by Jimmy Perry and David Croft Performed by David Benson and Jack Lan Directed by Owen Lewis Sound design by Tom Lishman   Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series.

Fri 20 Apr 2018

£14.50–£15.50 / 01665 510785

Elio Pace With Special Guest David Brown

For the first time ever in the UK… TWO classic Billy Joel albums performed in their entirety… in ONE sensational show. There’s just no stopping the incredible success of the critically acclaimed Billy Joel Songbook led by the phenomenal Elio Pace and his amazing band. Having sold out theatres across the UK and…

Fri 18 May 2018

£26.50–£27.50 / 01665 510785

An Evening With Pam Ayres

Acorn Entertainment presents Pam Ayres has been making the nation laugh for over 40 years. Funny and warm, her charming understated manner belies a rare comic precision. Her hairtrigger timing, her eye for the absurd details of everyday life, and unforgettable turn of phrase, combine to make her a true national…

Sat 2 Jun 2018

£21.50–£22.50 / 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 2018

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

Feast Of Fiddles

Little did the band think it would be setting off on its 25th annual spring tour in 2018 but what started as an idea in a folk club has become a national folk-rock institution.   Feast of Fiddles has been variously likened to a “group of geography teachers” or “Bellowhead with bus passes!” but doesn’t seem to be…

Thu 19 Apr 2018

£19.50–£20.50 / 01665 510785

Ferdinand

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 1h 46min
  • U
  • Directed by: Carlos Saldanha
  • Written by: Munro Leaf
  • Cast: Kate McKinnon, David Tennant, Bobby Cannavale
  • UK release: 9 December 2017

Ferdinand (Cena) is a Spanish bull who prefers sniffing flowers to staring down bullfighters; shipped off to a farm, he has to escape both the slaughterhouse and the ring. Amiable animation which, although funny, is too overcrowded and unfocused to be really satisfying.

Wed 14 Feb 2018

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

Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul McGuigan
  • Cast: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Kenneth Cranham, Vanessa Redgrave, Frances Barber, Julie Walters
  • UK release: 17 November 2017

London, 1978: young actor Peter Turner (Bell) meets and falls in love with 50s film star Gloria Grahame (Bening). Sensitively adapted from Turner’s own memoir, it features a luminous performance from Bening as the faded star and moves with wonderful fluidity from the present to flashbacks. A lovely celebration of a unique…

Tue 19 Dec

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

The Fureys 40th Anniversary Tour

As part of their 40th Anniversary tour, Irish Legends the FUREYS return for another great night of Music, songs and stories.   Hear them sing their timeless classics including ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father…

Sat 19 May 2018

£20–£21 / 01665 510785

The Greatest Showman

  • 2017
  • US
  • Directed by: Michael Gracey
  • Cast: Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Hugh Jackman

Inspired by the imagination of PT Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Fri 2 Feb 2018

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

Sat 3 Feb 2018

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

Wed 14 Feb 2018

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

Hummingbird

Tooth+Nail Theatre Company presents Edith Cole worked a dead-end job in a funeral parlour. Ralph Conti worked wealthy widows for a quick buck.  Neither expected to fall in love. But once they did, they just kept on falling.   Inspired by the true story of the ‘Lonely Hearts Killers’, a pair of latter-day Macbeths who…

Wed 25 Apr 2018

£10–£11 / 01665 510785

It's A Wonderful Life

  • 5 stars
  • 1946
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • U
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to…

Thu 21 Dec

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

Just An Ordinary Lawyer

“The British Empire was trying desperately to hold on to its colonial possessions by any means … and the foul would often override the fair.” Nigerian Tunji Sowande quietly breaks through multiple barriers to become Britain’s first Black judge in 1978. Also a fine concert singer and keen cricket lover, he muses on…

Wed 18 Apr 2018

£10.50–£11.50 (£9.50–£10.50; Children £8.50–£9.50) / 01665 510785

Leaving

Leaving home for the first time… Is a step into the dark. A whole new life. If you’re leaving the care system, the reality hits even harder. Leaving is the new play by Paddy Campbell (Wet House, Live Theatre / Soho - Guardian Top Ten plays 2013) It tells the real stories of care leavers and their experiences at the…

Thu 29 Mar 2018

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Limehouse Lizzy 2018 Tour

Limehouse Lizzy have been officially named one of the hardest working acts in the UK, alongside some of the country's biggest & most popular performers. They were accredited for their live shows by the Performing Rights Society, and recieved their award from PRS Chairman and Ivor Novello award-winning songwriter…

Fri 9 Feb 2018

£17.50–£18.50 / 01665 510785

Magical Mozart By Candlelight

From the producers of A Viennese Strauss Gala, *this sumptuous fully costumed show immerses us in the wonderful music and the classical baroque world of one of the world’s greatest romantic composers- * Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart With beautiful settings, costumes, lighting, and of course candles, the European Baroque…

Fri 2 Mar 2018

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

The Man With The Iron Heart

  • 2017
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Cédric Jimenez
  • Cast: Jack O'Connell, Rosamund Pike, Noah Jupe

The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid.

Wed 31 Jan 2018

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

National Theatre Live: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

By Tennessee Williams Encore Screening   Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof *played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of *A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller…

Thu 8 Mar 2018

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

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

  • 2018
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius in Nicholas Hytner’s production of Shakespeare's political drama.

Tue 24 Apr 2018

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

National Theatre Live: Macbeth

Cert 12A equivalent. Directed by Rufus Norris, starring Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff playing Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Wed 16 May 2018

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

National Theatre Live: Young Marx

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Written by: Richard Bean, Clive Coleman.
  • Cast: Rory Kinnear, Oliver Chris

Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

Wed 3 Jan 2018

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

Paddington 2

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • UK/France
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Paul King
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Imelda Staunton
  • UK release: 10 November 2017

Paddington (Whishaw) falls foul of a dastardly scheme to steal the key to a hidden fortune. The sequel to the wildly successful first film is implausibly even better, with spiffing action pieces, seemingly throwaway gags paying rich dividends later, and splendid performances from all, with Grant brilliant as the has-been…

Sat 16 Dec

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

Sun 17 Dec

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

Tue 19 Dec

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

…and 2 more dates until 21 Dec

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 2018

£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 2018

£12–£13 (£10–£11) / 01665 510785

Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

  • 2017

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

Sat 16 Dec

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

Sat 13 Jan 2018

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

Royal Opera House: Bernstein Centenary

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon
  • UK release: 27 March 2018

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from the Company’s three associate choreographers, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

Tue 27 Mar 2018

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

Royal Opera House: Carmen

  • 2018
  • Directed by: Barrie Kosky
  • Cast: Anna Goryachova, Francesco Meli, Anett Fritsch
  • UK release: 6 March 2018

Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production of Bizet's opera, originally created for Frankfurt Opera.

Sat 10 Mar 2018

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

Royal Opera House: Macbeth

  • 2011
  • UK
  • E
  • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Cast: Simon Keenlyside, Liudmyla Monastyrska, Dimitri Pittas

Phyllida Lloyd directs a production of Verdi's take on Shakespearean tragedy – live from the Royal Opera House.

Tue 10 Apr 2018

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

Royal Opera House: Manon

  • 2018
  • 2h 35min
  • Directed by: Kenneth MacMillan
  • UK release: 3 May 2018

Kenneth MacMillan's modern ballet is a powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love, set to music by Massenet.

Thu 3 May 2018

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

Royal Opera House: Rigoletto

  • 2018
  • Directed by: David McVicar
  • Cast: Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe, Micheal Fabiano
  • UK release: 16 January 2018

David McVicar’s production of Verdi's tragedy highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua.

Tue 16 Jan 2018

£15.50–£16.50 (£14.50–£15.50; Children £10–£11) / 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 2018

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

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Royal Opera House: The Winter's Tale

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Christopher Wheeldon
  • UK release: 28 December 2018

Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss, with music by Joby Talbot.

Wed 28 Feb 2018

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

Royal Opera House: Tosca

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Jonathan Kent
  • UK release: 7 February 2018

A great evening of opera with drama, passion and fabulous music. Jonathan Kent’s production draws on the dangerous turbulence of Rome in 1800.

Sat 10 Feb 2018

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

Seriously Dead

A BRAND NEW MUSICAL COMEDY PLAY Starring Crissy Rock (Benidorm and I’m a Celebrity) Tommy Cannon (Cannon and Ball) Billy Pearce - Leah Bell - Paul Dunn   “Seriously Dead” is an “up-lifting” tale guaranteed to make you feel there is nothing serious about being dead at all, because life’s party never ends: it simply…

Wed 23 May 2018

£21.50–£22.50 / 01665 510785

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 32min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rian Johnson
  • Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran
  • UK release: 14 December 2017

Rey (Ridley) meets Luke (Hamill) to learn all about the Force. Johnson expands on the casualties-of-war theme, making magnificent, roaring action sequences and leading the viewer through a blood-stained moral labyrinth. Driver returns with a vengeance, Dern is terrific and it hits the sweet spot between nostalgia and…

Fri 5 Jan 2018

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

Sat 6 Jan 2018

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

Tue 9 Jan 2018

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

Wed 10 Jan 2018

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

Steptoe & Son Uk Tour

Hambledon Productions Proudly Present Ray Galton and Alan Simpson’s Adapted by John Hewer Albert and Harold; father and son. One proclaims he’s “a poor old man” while the other protests that actually he’s “a dirty old man!” In actual fact, both are telling the truth. These two warring rag-and-bone-men, in their…

Tue 3 Apr 2018

£11.50–£12.50 / 01665 510785

Stronger

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Gordon Green
  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson
  • UK release: 8 December 2017

Jeff Bauman (Gyllenhaal) is waiting for on-off girlfriend Erin (Maslany) at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013 when a bomb goes off, resulting in the amputation of his legs. Biographical drama with fine work from Gyllenhaal and Maslany and from Richardson as Jeff’s mother, although it becomes crowdpleasing and…

Fri 12 Jan 2018

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

Suburbicon

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: George Clooney
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Noah Jupe
  • UK release: 24 November 2017

1959: in the dream community of Suburbicon, businessman Gardner Lodge (Damon) and his family are attacked in their home and his wife is killed. Then her sister (Moore) moves in, and suspicion is aroused. Jaunty, jarring mix of dark comedy and social commentary which never quite gels, despite a fine cast.

Sat 13 Jan 2018

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

T.rextasy

Sweeney Entertainments proudly present   T.REXTASY

Sat 26 May 2018

£22.50–£23.50 / 01665 510785

Testosterone

by Rhum and Clay Theatre Company ">Winner of the best theatre show award at the Pleasance 2017 & nominated for the Peter Brook Empty Space Award 2017 Multi-layered and gripping physical theatre piece. - Lyn Gardner

Wed 2 May 2018

01665 510785

Thor: Ragnarok

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Taika Waititi
  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins
  • UK release: 24 October 2017

Thor (Hemsworth) reunites with his duplicitous brother Loki (Hiddleston) to battle Hela, Goddess of Death (Blanchett). Director Taika Waititi averts narrative pomposity in favour of charm, comedy and gargantuan spectacle, while Hemsworth sends himself up with skill and confidence. An askew, irreverent and wonderfully…

Wed 20 Dec

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

Wrestling The Walrus

Co-commissioned by ARC Stockton PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE! Book your seats for free and then pay what you decide at the end of the performance. Simple!   Haunting, humorous and heart-breaking Wresting the Walrus is the story of two apparent strangers who form an unlikely bond and friendship across a series of chance…

Fri 16 Feb 2018

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Yolanda Brown

Double MOBO award-winning YolanDa Brown is the premier female saxophonist in the UK, known for seamlessly blending jazz, soul and reggae.   Her Debut Album, “April Showers May Flowers” was No1 on the iTunes and Amazon Jazz Charts.   She has toured with The Temptations, Diana Krall, Courtney Pine and Billy Ocean and…

Fri 6 Apr 2018

£20.50–£21.50 / 01665 510785

You've Got A Friend

From the creators of the smash hit WEST END show  ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’  ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ celebrates two of the World’s greatest songwriters of all time -  James Taylor and Carole King. This musical journey intertwines some of the greatest songs ever written including ‘I Feel The Earth Move’, ‘Will You…

Sat 14 Apr 2018

£20.50–£21.50 (Children £15.50–£16.50) / 01665 510785

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