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The Siege of Calais
By English Touring Opera

Tuesday 19 May, 7.30pm
This opera enjoyed its first ever UK professional tour with ETO in 2013. Acclaimed then as one of the company’s greatest achievements, this year it is performed in Durham for the very first time. Constructed of bel canto arias and ensembles of extraordinary quality, it tells the story of the citizens of Calais who offer up their lives to save their city from the besieging English army. Proud, fierce, exhilarating – this is history on stage, in thrilling music. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Director James Conway / Conductor Jeremy Silver).

£26 (£24.50 conc), £23 Gala Friends
£45 Double Ticket.


  Sing-a-long-a Frozen

Sunday 24 May, 11.30am & 3.00pm & 6.30pm
Singalonga Productions are back to present their sing-a-long version of Disney's Frozen, with lyrics on screen to sing along with, and a live host and a magic moments fun pack for you to interact with the movie. The host will show you how to use the fun pack and then just sit back and Let It Go. You the audience are the stars. Remember to dress up as your favourite character for the fancy dress competition and who wouldn't want to be a Snow Queen for the day or Olaf the snowman, the coolest iceman ever.

£15 (£10 conc), £46 Family Ticket, £33 One Adult & Two Children


  Paul Merton’s Impro Chums

Saturday 13 June, 8.00pm
Paul is one of the UK's best-loved performers, and together with his world renowned Impro Chums: Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster, they create a new and unique comedy show, based entirely on suggestions from the audience, their own finely honed improvisational skills and an almost manic compulsion to show off. Special guests who may also be joining them including: Niall Ashdown, Andy Smart and Steve Steen*. (* 4 performers will join Paul at each performance).

"you could see this every night and never tire of it… they continue to be the finest exponents of the improv art” Daily Mirror

“few can go comedy commando as well as this bunch” Evening Standard

£21 (£19 conc)


By English National Opera

Wednesday 1 July, 7.30pm
Probably the most popular opera in the world. Bizet’s Carmen scandalised its earliest audiences with its raw depiction of lust in 19th-century Seville. In ENO’s popular production, the action is a full-on battle of the sexes, fought out in the arena of the Spanish bullring. Screened live from the London Coliseum in stunning cinematic HD. Running Time: 165 mins.

£15 (£13 conc), £10 Gala Friends


Jane Eyre
By Chapterhouse Theatre Company

Wednesday 8 July, 7.30pm
Young governess Jane Eyre arrives at the mysterious Thornfield Hall deep in the Yorkshire moors and meets enigmatic Mr Rochester. So begins this most unforgettable of love stories. When a secret from the past returns to haunt them, can Jane and Rochester’s passion survive the forces that might tear them apart forever? Adapted from Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel, Chapterhouse Theatre Company present one of the greatest romances of English literature.

£14 (£12 conc)


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