An Evening of Dirty Dancing
The Tribute Show
Friday 8 May, 7.30pm
Embarking upon its fifth anniversary tour, this is a 5 star homage to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time. Often imitated but never bettered, this is the original celebration of the iconic music from the multi-award winning soundtrack to Dirty Dancing. A high energy evening with terrific choreography and buckets of nostalgia. Get ready to have the time of your life. Includes the classic songs: Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Hungry Eyes and the Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.
Please note this production is not affiliated with Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage on tour in the UK and worldwide.
“all singing, all dancing, highly watchable entertainment” The Stage
£20 (£19 conc)
Hits and Hairdos II
By New College Durham
Tuesday 12 May, 7.00pm
Join the level 3 music students from New College Durham, as they go back to the decade that style forgot. A celebration of all things 80s, Hits and Hairdos II promises to be a brisk stroll down nostalgia street.
Man & Superman |
A National Theatre Production
Thursday 14 May, 7.00pm
Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of George Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.
A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live. Jack Tanner, radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary. Appalled by the whiff of domesticity, Jack is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.
The best of British theatre, broadcast live to the bid screen at Gala.
£15 (£13 conc), £10 Gala Friends
A Room With A Stew
Thursday 14 May, 8.00pm
A brand new live show with fresh material in preparation for Stewart's next BBC2 series of Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. Recommended age 14+.
"Best comedian in Britain’ ***** The Mirror
"There's a wealth of evidence to suggest that in the last few years, Lee has gone completely mad’ The Guardian
"Utter disgrace. Totally evil propaganda. Offensive, biased, untrue and unfunny’ Patricia Culligan, UKIP
By English Touring Opera
Monday 18 May, 7.30pm
La Bohème is a story of young love, starting on Christmas Eve in a Parisian garret. On this festive, snowy night the lovers draw close, but poverty and ill-health force them apart. Their story is told in the most memorable music, from ‘Che gelida manina’ to the shattering brass chords announcing Mimi’s death. ETO’s new production offers to break every heart, and to breathe joy into the spirit of everyone who has ever wanted to love. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Director James Conway / Conductor Michael Rosewell.
£26 (£24.50 conc), £23 Gala Friends
£45 Double Ticket.