At the YMCA Theatre, we play host to many musicals, pantomimes, dance school shows and plays throughout the year.
All the information shown below is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but is subject to change. Further details will be added as they become available. If you would like to see which productions have been on the YMCA Theatre stage recently, click here.
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Solid Gold Country Legends – presented by Solid Gold Productions
It’s not all about Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton & Willie Nelson, or associated with big hats & line dancing.
One of the most unlikely saviours of this genre is Taylor Swift, 26 year old singer songwriter. She has brought a young “Pop based audience to the country scene.
There has been an increased uptake at theatre box offices, also marked numbers attending country music festivals in the U.K.
Along with the old favourites such as, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, & Johnny Cash. Through the midterm legends, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Kenny Rogers,& The Belamy Brothers, to the “New Set” Martina Mc Bride, Billy Ray Cyrus and the Dixie Chicks, onto 2015 with Lady Antebellum.
All of this performed by the acclaimed and award winning “Solid Gold Country Legends”, combining stunning costume changes, amazing stage sets.
Friday 16th September 2016 at 7.30pm
All Tickets £15.00
The Mikado – presented by West Yorkshire Savoyards Appreciation Society
Adults: £15, Concessions £14
Dazzling Mikado on Tour to perform at YMCA Theatre, Scarborough Sunday 18 September
“Energising and enthusing to watch … punchy, toe-tapping and thrilling to hear!” is how local press described last year’s tour of Yorkshire by the renowned Gilbert and Sullivan company, the West Yorkshire Savoyards.
And on Sunday 18 September the acclaimed northern touring company return to Scarborough with their sparkling stage show, the Mikado being performed at the YMCA Theatre at 3pm
A visually stunning show with beautiful music, comedy and wit, the Mikado is rightly one of most famous and best-loved of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operettas.
Nanki-Poo loves Yum-Yum. Just one snag. She’s betrothed to Ko-Ko, the new Lord High Executioner. And Ko-Ko needs to find someone to execute – chop chop! Otherwise, it’s his own neck on the block. Maybe Ko-Ko and Nanki-Poo can come to some arrangement… without anyone losing their head?
Packed with anti-Establishment silliness, and full of larger than life characters including self serving politicians that are all too recognisable today, this playful show features some of G&S’s most popular tunes, including ‘Three little maids’, ‘Tit-willow’ and ‘I’ve got a little list’.
The West Yorkshire Savoyards is a touring company made up of seasoned performers drawn from G&S companies throughout the north of England. They come to Scarborough fresh from individual success at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, held this summer in Harrogate. Among the leading actors in the production singled out for praise was Valerie Green who plays the wonderfully comic baddy, Katisha, and was nominated as ‘Best Character Actress’ at the Festival.
The Yorkshire based touring company which specialises in rousing productions of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas touring with the Mikado during September and October, also visiting Penistone (Sep 3), Thornton Cleveleys (Sep 11), Settle (Sept 24) and Sharow nr Ripon (Oct 1) .
The company has received the backing of TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh. The well-known broadcaster, novelist, journalist and gardener said, “The works of Gilbert and Sullivan continue to inspire and amuse generation after generation of music-lovers and theatre-goers, and the West Yorkshire Savoyards continue to enthral their audiences. With Sullivan’s tuneful melodies and Gilbert’s rapier-sharp wit coupled with the W.Y.S. high standards, any audience can be assured of a great show!”
Once again, the Director of the Savoyards production is ex D’Oyly Carte actor, Alistair Donkin, and his touring production of The Mikado promises to come alive in a sizzling masterpiece of music and comic timing. The orchestra is conducted by musical director Oliver Longstaff.
The talented and experienced Savoyards cast is drawn from the region’s best opera companies and includes experienced Manchester soprano Helen Fieldsend as Yum Yum, and popular local actor and director, Graham Weston as the hapless Ko-Ko, ‘the Lord High Executioner’.
More information on the Savoyards web page, http://savoyards.webs.com
Heroes – presented by Benson Stage Academy
All tickets £7.00
Hearts and Voices Three – presented by Scarborough and District MENCAP Drama Group
All tickets £6.00
Blues Brothers Tribute Show – presented by The Soul Bros
Adults £8, Concessions £7.50
Littlefoot Trust – presented by Littlefoot Trust
Sunday 2nd October 2016 at 2pm
Choreography Competition and Evening of Dance – presented by Yorkshire Coast School of Ballet
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October 2016 at 7pm
Monsters, Myths & Mysteries – presented by Hatton School of Performing Arts
Sunday 16th October 2016 at 2pm
Adults £8.50, Concessions £8
West End Nights – presented by James Aconley & NAP Music Productions
All tickets £10
Halloween Extravaganza – presented by Y Musical Theatre
Sunday 30th October 2016 at 2pm
Adults £8.50, Concessions £7.50
Hatton School of Performing Arts – presented by Hatton School of Performing Arts
Friday 11th & Saturday 12th November 2016 at 7.30pm
Sunday 13th November 2016 at 2pm
A Salute to the 1940s – presented by Groovy Gazza Productions in association with Lee James Associates
A Salute to the 1960s is a variety show packed full of the stars who kept the nation entertained during the dark years of 2 world wars. The show is now in its 5th year and is being rebooked everywhere it plays. This year we have added tributes in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of WW1.
Including all the regulars, George Formby, Vera Lynn, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and Gracie Fields, we have now added Marie Lloyd, Harry Lauder and occasional special guests. Plus recitals of the poems by Wilfred Owen.
Prepare yourself for an evening of pure entertainment. This show will have you on your feet singing along and waving your flags with pride. It is all held together by your very own air raid warden, Warden Braithwaite.
As soon as you walk into the room, you will be transported back into the 1940s, with flags, poster and bunting. This is truly a memorable show and will finish in a truly patriotic finale which will have you bursting with pride. Sell out shows around the country and now coming to your venue.
Sunday 20th November 2016 at 2.00pm
Adults £12.00, Concessions £10.00
Rowlies Academy of Dance – presented by Rowlies Academy of Dance
Friday 25th & Saturday 26th November 2016 at 7.30pm
Sunday 27th November 2016 at 2pm
Christmas Cracker 2016 – presented by YMCA Productions
Sunday 4th December 2016 at 2pm
All tickets £5.50
Cinderella - presented by YMCA Productions
YMCA Productions present their magical pantomime for 2016/2017!
Monday 26th December 2016 to 2nd January 2017
2.00pm performances 26th – 31st Dec & 2nd Jan
7.30pm performances 27th – 30th Dec
Into The Woods Jr - presented by PQA Scarborough
Sunday 15th January 2016
2pm & 7.30pm
All tickets £10
All information shown above is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but is subject to change. Further details will be added as they become available.