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Wild

Saturday 25 April, 11.00am & 2.00pm
Autumn leaves are for kicking, water is for splashing, pebbles are for skipping, legs are for jumping, arms are for swinging, mouths are for laughing and voices are for singing. Wild is a leaping, laughing, participatory, dance-theatre performance for children aged 6 to 10, bringing together dance, physical storytelling, voice and percussion. Drawing on traditions of Eastern movement and inspired by the writings of Jay Griffiths, Gary Snyder and Ted Hughes. Created by artistic choreographer Apple Yang, children’s author Chris Speyer and composer and children’s music specialist Alan Boxer.

We are all wild at heart, but in this age of virtual realities that taste of nothing, smell of nothing, offer no risks or real adventures, we are losing touch with our wild selves and the wild world around us. Wild is a journey back to wildness.

£10 (£8 conc), £28 Family Ticket

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  Doc Brown
The Weird Way Round

Saturday 25 April, 8.00pm
Fresh from his sell-out UK tour Of Mic And Men, a starring role in the hit show Law and Order, as well as singing with Ricky Gervais on the YouTube viral Equality Street, Doc is back with his unique take on life, love and lyricism. With other TV appearances already under his belt including Russell Howard's Good News, The Inbetweeners, Rev and Derek, Doc is on the cusp of greatness. Recommended age 14+.

“if Brown keeps mining this rich seam of hip-hop comedy, his fame should look after itself” The Guardian

£14

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  The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Wednesday 29 April, 7.30pm
Fronted by respected singer/songwriter Clive John, the show recreates with astounding accuracy, the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show. Also featuring Jill Schoonjans as June Carter, the show takes you from 1950s to 2002 with all the greatest hits included: Ring of Fire, Walk The Line and Folsom Prison Blues, as well as the duets Jackson, If I Were A Carpenter and more. Accompanied by a video backdrop with evocative images and shots from Johnny’s life, this is the only show to be endorsed by the Cash family.

“his resemblance is uncanny” Rosanne Cash

£18 (£16 conc)

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Patrick Monahan
Adventures In Monahan Land

Saturday 2 May, 8.00pm
Following another sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival 2014, Patrick brings Gala his new, energetically witty and charming show. Expect plenty of audience interaction from this loveable Irish-Iranian Teessider. Early in 2014 Patrick took part in TV’s Splash! and is now in the new series of Celebrity Squares. He took part in Let’s Dance for Sports Relief and won Best Newcomer at the Loaded LAFTA Awards. Winner of the ITV series Show Me The Funny, Patrick is a regular headliner at the top UK comedy clubs. Suitable for all ages.

“a supremely engaging performer, adored by his audiences” The Scotsman

£12, FREE for Gala Friends

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Lorca: Amor en el Jardín (Love in the Garden)
By Théâtre Sans Frontières

Tuesday 5 May, 7.30pm
A luscious evening of performance, poetry and music inspired by Spain's greatest writer of the 20th century, Federico García Lorca. Join TSF for this original adaptation of Lorca's short play, a tragicomic tale about the wealthy Don Perlimplín who is persuaded to marry the gorgeous and much younger Belisa. With evocative live music, larger-than-life characters and TSF's unparalleled visual and physical style, you'll love this sensuous and surreal show. Performed in Spanish. Recommended age 15+.

£10 (£8 conc), £6 Gala Friends

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