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Yarm School welcomes Darlington Operatic Society


Oct 3, 2016

Yarm School’s Princess Alexandra Auditorium is opening its doors to Darlington Operatic Society for a number of exciting performances.

Following the lengthy closure for the restoration of the Darlington Civic Theatre, the Operatic Society has found a new temporary home at the prestigious Princess Alexandra Auditorium.

The Monty Python musical Spamalot is the first production. This is scheduled for 24th to 29thOctober and tickets are on sale from http://www.thepaaonline.org costing between £10 and £16.

Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical also diverts from more traditional versions of the legend. Spamalot features shenanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, a flatulent Frenchmen and killer rabbits.

Throughout the show, Arthur, travelling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad. They meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight, Sir Not Appearing In This Show and the Knights who say Ni.

The show features modern-day musical theatre classics including “The Song That Goes Like This”, “Diva’s Lament”, “Find Your Grail” and the ultimate sing-a-long song “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life”.

Further productions, including the hugely popular West Side Story, are planned for 2017 at the Princess Alexandra Auditorium.

David Dunn, headmaster of Yarm School, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Darlington Operatic Society to our wonderful venue.

“It is one of the best amateur companies around and we are proud that to be working in partnership with them to bring Spamalot to the Auditorium.”

Julian Cound from Darlington Operatic Society said: “Yarm School’s Princess Alexandra Auditorium is a fantastic facility and we are really looking forward to working with the auditorium manager Dan Brookes, who has also performed with us in the past.

“We have a very loyal following but it will be exciting to bring our productions to a wider audience across the Tees Valley.”

By Emily