Robin Hood & The Babes in the Wood
Written by Simon Stallworthy. Directed by Jackie Fielding
Thurs 28 Nov 2013 - Saturday 4 Jan 2014
Written by Simon Stallworthy
Directed by Jackie Fielding
If you go down to the woods today… you’re sure of a fun-filled surprise.
Gala is delighted to announce that our spectacular pantomime is the swashbuckling and rib-tickling story of Robin Hood.
The Sherriff of Nottingham (Neil Armstrong) is running things while the King is away. He’s taxing everyone to their last penny and cancelling Christmas.
To the rescue, swings Robin Hood (Gareth Leighton)… He’s robbing the rich to give to the poor, alongside his band of men - hilarious Will Scarlett (Paul Hartley) and greedy old Friar Tuck (Marcus Houden). With the Sherriff’s henchmen Stink (David Tarkenter) and Stench (Martyn Dempsey) causing havoc and daft Nurse Nellie (Alan French) trying to keep the King’s two children safe, it’s left to the beautiful Maid Marion (Emma Devlin) to add a bit of glamour to proceedings.
With a spectacular sword fight finale as Robin and his brave band go hand to hand with the Sherriff and his baddies throughout the castle, this wonderful story is a delight.
Created in the heart of Durham, Gala’s fabulous family pantomime comes complete with a terrific mix of mayhem and live music, laughter and surprises. Let Durham’s pantomime family make your festive season complete.
Tickets are already selling well, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets from £7
Mr Drayton’s Record Player
Electric Warrior - T.Rex vs Transformer - Lou Reed
Tuesday 10 Dec, 7.30pm
Our resident music-aficionado, know-it-all and comedian Mr Drayton, offers you the opportunity to enjoy classic albums the way they were meant to be heard: in their entirety, played start-to-finish from his trusty record player. Relax with a drink or two, and wallow in classic sounds played from good old warm vinyl. With a slide show, a quiz where top prizes can be won and post-album banter in Gala’s Studio, your entertaining host dishes out the good vibes at these regular musical evenings.
Funny Bones Comedy Club |
Friday 13 Dec, 7.45pm
It’s almost Christmas, and you haven’t got a present for Auntie Betty. Take your mind off it, and psyche yourself up for a weekend trip to the Metro Centre with the good folks from Funny Bones: Crazy Brummie Andy White, deadpan Matt Hollins, fine funnyman Pete Phillipson and warm and engaging MC Chris Tavner. And why not give things a zing, with a pre-show curry… just ask the Box Office for details. Contains strong language, over 16s only.
Curry to be served 6pm - 6.45pm
£8.50 (£15 Curry & Comedy)
G:Film - It's a Wonderful Life
Wednesday 18 Dec, 7.30pm
Join us for this christmas classic as part of our latest G:Film installment, celebrating great movies in our main auditorium.
Of course you’ve seen it a dozen times on the telly, but bask in the warmth of the festive season with the big screen experience. Cry? Me? No, I just had something in my eye!
Lunchtime Concert Series
Ruth Lambert Trio
Friday 20 Dec, 1.00pm
We are delighted to introduce a brand new series of monthly lunchtime concerts at Gala, showcasing the very best of North East jazz talent. With a host of different styles and influences played by some great ensembles, all have improvisation and creativity at their heart.
Ruth is a talented and versatile North East singer who has established herself as one of the UK’s most classy and distinctive vocalists. Balancing a voice of warmth and maturity with spark and charisma, she is in her element whether fronting a big band or working with just a few other musicians to create a more intimate vibe.