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Sep 10, 2017 #Entertainment, #event

The Princess Alexandra Auditorium in Yarm has announced an eclectic programme of concerts and events from Autumn 2017 into 2018, including the only live concert this year outside of London from singer Lee Mead, and the opportunity to spend an evening in the company of former England and Yorkshire cricketer Geoffrey Boycott.

In addition, the Friarage Theatre will be bringing a varied range of live screenings, from the RSC, ENO and NT Live.

Lee Mead brings his ‘Up Front and Centre’ show to Yarm on 7th October. Winner of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s BBC series Any Dream Will Do and star of Wicked, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Joseph and TV’s Casualty and Holby City, Lee will be performing songs from the musicals and some of his own personal favourite numbers.

‘An Evening with Geoffrey Boycott’ promises to be ‘fun, fiery and full of surprises’. Geoffrey will be sharing his memories of a stellar cricketing career, unseen footage from the BBC and photos from his private collection. The ‘Greatest Living Yorkshireman’ pulls no punches and, along with hilarious anecdotes, will give audience members the opportunity to put their own questions.

Events announced for The Princess Alexandra Auditorium:-

• The Magic of Motown – 16/9/17

• Ocean Film Festival – 23/9/17

• Lee Mead – 7/10/17

  • The Seven Ages of Man – 13/10/17

• The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio – 22/10/17

• Wolves Are Coming For You – 27/10/17

• An Audience with Ann Widdecombe – 28/10/17

• An Evening with Geoffrey Boycott – 10/11/17

• Yarm School’s Musical Adventures – 19/11/17

• The Grimethorpe Colliery Band at Christmas – 25/11/17

• Community Christmas Concert – 11/12/17

• Jack and The Beanstalk – 18th – 20th December

• Les Miserables (Yarm School production) – Feb 2018 (tickets on sale in November)

• Milton Jones is Out There (18+) – 29/4/18

Events announced for The Friarage Theatre:-

• Carmen – On The Lake (12A) – streamed live from Lake Constance, Austria – 14/9/17

• King Lear – Live From Shakespeare’s Globe (12A) – 21/9/17

• Canaletto – And The Art of Venice – delayed live – 28/9/17

• Coriolanus (12A) – streamed live from the RSC – 11/10/17

• Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch (12A) –Encore– 12/10/17

• The Pirates of Penzance (12A) – Encore – 2/11/17

• Follies (12A) – streamed live from the National Theatre – 16/11/17

• David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Art – delayed live – 23/11/17

• Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake – screening – 30/11/17

• Young Marx (12A) streamed live from the National Theatre – 7/12/17

Tickets are available online at http://www.thepaaonline.org or from the box office (located near the vehicular entrance of Yarm School) Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm TEL: 01642 792587

By Emily