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Lady Sings The Blues

Friday 27 March, 7.30pm
A celebration of the music of Billie Holiday, featuring seven of the UK's finest jazz musicians and Val Wiseman, current winner of The British Jazz Awards Best Vocalist. Featuring thirty songs from the wonderful Holiday repertoire, Val takes you through the 1930s, 40s and 50s, with this remarkable group of musicians performing with such style and vitality, that you might almost think you were there; New York City, November 1933. When it all began. A brilliantly conceived and executed tribute to the great lady of jazz.

"an uncanny reproduction of the Holiday style and sound" The Guardian

£13 (£12 conc), £10 Gala Friends


  The Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Sunday 29 March, 3.00pm
The real stars of the hit movie Brassed Off, Grimethorpe are in constant demand throughout the world for concert appearances. Having won almost every brass band accolade, these musicians have a highly acclaimed international reputation with numerous TV appearances and recordings to their credit. Enjoy the fabulous sound of this world famous brass band, performing your favourite classics with passion and style.



  The Wizard of Oz
By GTSS Juniors

Wed 1 & Thur 2 April, 7.00pm (+ Thur 2.00pm)
We’re off to see… the most magical adventure of them all. This enchanting classic is developed from the popular MGM screenplay and contains all your favourite characters and all the best songs from the Oscar-winning movie score. Follow the yellow brick road and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz, to meet the Wizard and obtain their heart’s desires. But watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys, as you enjoy this fantastic musical treat for all the family.

£12 (£10 conc)


Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Saturday 4 April, 7.30pm
Two of the British folk scene’s most accomplished performers, Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises. However, the intimacy and passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire is where they shine best. With their highly acclaimed album Hidden People bringing a mix of traditional, self-penned songs and covers to the stage, and a history that includes making music with the likes of Cara Dillon, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, the Dartmoor based couple are pillars of modern British folk. Support: Hattie Briggs.

“thoughtful ballads to stomping acoustic rock… impressive and entertaining” The Guardian



The Comedy Store (April)

Sunday 5 April, 7.30pm
With over 35 years’ experience in the business, our friends at The Comedy Store have come a long way since they opened their first comedy club above a strip club in Soho. With a host of clubs and comedy nights around the country - and even a club in Mumbai - they’re still the greatest and most influential comedy business on the planet.

Using the very best performers on the circuit, each month they create a line-up especially for the audiences of Durham. So if you fancy a cracking evening of laughter, come and join the fun. Contains strong language, recommended age 16+.

£11 (£9 conc), (£8 Students and Gala Friends)


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