Right Here Right Now: February

“Fast, funny, unpredictable and chaotic.
This show…should be added to every comedy fan’s calendar’
York Mix

York’s own comedy improv night is back with its own brand of sensational silliness based on audience suggestions.

You come with the ideas and our merry band of improvisers instantly turn them into chaotic comedy to kickstart everyone’s weekend. It’s funny, it’s foolish, it’s fit for family audiences, and it really does make it up as it goes along.

Join us for music, mayhem and muppetry in an unforgettable and absolutely unrepeatable evening of joy-filled nonsense… it wouldn’t be the same without you!

Friday 23 February
7.30pm

Tickets: £5
Box Office: 01904 613000

Please note there is a £1.50 per transaction charge if booking online. There is no transaction charge if booking by phone or in person through the Riding Lights Box Office. If you would like your tickets posted to you then there is a 50p charge to cover postage costs

Where Adventure Begins: Rehearsal photos

Straight back after new year and this week we’re putting the finishing touches to Where Adventure Begins, which goes on tour next week.

Here’s a few photos from the rehearsal room:

Created in partnership with New Wine the show explores the question of why it is important to communicate faith to children, both in church and at home. Real, touching and hilarious, this is an unmissable piece of theatre to deepen our understanding of ‘family’.

Watch the trailer here, or book tickets for the tour at: new-wine.org/adventurebegins 

 

Workshops at York Residents Festival

We’re hosting two free theatre workshops as part of York’s Resident’s Festival on Saturday 27th January.

Youth Theatre Taster Session: 11am – 12pm

An hour long taster session, showcasing the best of Riding Lights Youth Theatre. Play games, create characters, tell stories and learn some new skills!

Age Range: 11 – 18yrs

Stage By Stage Adult Workshop: 1pm – 2pm

Do you enjoy acting? Or want to try something new and creative? Come along for an hour-long taster session of our ‘Stage by Stage’ adult theatre workshop at Friargate Theatre.

Age Range: 19+

Pre-booking is required via telephone or email. Register for either workshop by calling 01904 613000 or email boxoffice@rltc.org.

Faith In The Questions: Tour Dates

Dates are now available for the upcoming tour of Faith in the Questions. After a very successful run in York as part of the city’s Festival Of Ideas, the event is now touring the UK in January and February 2018.

The night includes a one-act play, Counting the Clouds, which is followed by a lively panel discussion with leading scientists looking at the many questions surrounding science and faith. Tickets are free for every event, and it’s not to be missed. Best suited to ages 16 and up.

Tour Dates and Box Office

Tickets for all Faith In The Questions events are free.
You can book tickets using the buttons below or call 01904 613000.

Date

Venue

Tickets

Friday 2nd February (7.30pm) St George’s, Worcester Book Now
Saturday 3rd February (7.30pm) Derby Cathedral Book Now
Sunday 4th February (7.00pm) St Giles’, Northampton Book Now
Monday 5th February (7.30pm)  Ely Cathedral Book Now
Thursday 8th February (6.30pm) Holy Trinity Prince Consort Road, Kensington, London Book Now
Friday 9th February (7.30pm) St Andrew’s, Oxford Book Now
Sunday 11th February (7.30pm) All Saints N20 (North London) Book Now
Monday 12th February (7.00pm) St Martin-in-the-Fields, London Book Now
Tuesday 20th February (7.30pm) St James’, Tunbridge Wells Book Now
Wednesday 21st February (7.30pm) Verwood Methodist Church, Dorset Book Now
Thursday 22nd February (7.30pm) St Michael’s, Southampton Book Now
Friday 23rd February (7.30pm) St Michael’s Centre, Bristol Coming Soon
Saturday 24th February (7.30pm) Exeter Cathedral Book Now

Yorkshire Scandals

Re:Verse Theatre and Wildgoose Theatre

A double-bill of York-based domestic dramas exploring class, control, and the importance of the news

‘A Yorkshire Tragedy’
Written by William Shakespeare (or Thomas Middleton), directed by Ben Prusiner

A Jacobean domestic tragedy originally assigned to Shakespeare, but the cause of hot debate for centuries, A Yorkshire Tragedy is a verse re-telling of the true crime scandal of the murderous gambler Walter Calverley.

‘The Taskers’ Trials’
Written by Bill Hodson, directed by Andrew Love

Yorkshire family the Taskers, based on an amalgam of contemporary news stories, are struggling to keep their heads above water in the aftermath of a devastating accident. Joy-racing in an uninsured car, their eldest son runs over a young woman, leaving her in a coma. What can they do to keep their family from falling apart?

Both productions feature the same cast in visually striking presentations, with puppetry inspired by the classical Japanese style that brings the stories to their haunting conclusions.

Recommended for ages 14+

Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th January
7.30pm (except Sunday) with a Saturday and Sunday Matinee at 3.00pm

Tickets: £12. Concessions: £10 / Full Time Education: £5
(Call the box office to arrange group student bookings)

Box Office: 01904 613000 or online.

Cast:
Mark France
Anna Rose James
Annabel Lee
Jai Rowley
Josh Dowden
Emily Thane
Claire Morley

Set by Maggie Smales
Costume by Jenny Anderton
Sound design by Paul Hepworth
Lighting design by David Harrison
Puppetry by Rachel Price
Puppets designed by Laura Elizabeth Rice
Fight direction by Neil Tattersall
Stage Manager Lena Tondello

Faith In The Questions: York

Riding Lights Theatre Company and Scientists in Congregations present

Faith In The Questions

Counting The Clouds a new one act play by Nigel Forde


Followed by conversation with leading scientists

 

A respected scientist and a christian, Job’s work is wrestling with the unpredictable as well as predictable structure of the universe. Is God really in control?

When his personal world is shaken to the core, how can Job re-assemble the pieces of the puzzle – professionally and spiritually?

Compared with the centuries long hand-in-hand relationship between religious faith and scientific enquiry, recent debate has, for many people, become mistrustful and sharply adversarial. Which side is God on? Or is this the wrong question to ask?

One of any number of good and provocative questions thrown out by Faith in the Questions, a combination of theatre and scientific discussion.

Come and raise your questions…

FRIDAY 19th JANUARY: 7.30pm
HESLINGTON CHURCH, Field Lane, York, YO10 5EE

Tickets: Free.
Book online or by calling 01904 613000

Faith in the Questions was original performed in York at St Michael Le Belfrey Church as part of the York Festival Of Ideas. It is now touring the UK in January and February 2018. You can find the full tour dates here.

 

Where Adventure Begins: York Preview

written and directed by Paul Burbridge
designed by Sean Cavanagh and Anna Gooch
presented by New Wine and Riding Lights Theatre Company

Family is far from simple…

Brace yourselves as bold church leaders plunge headlong into the dizzy world of young discipleship. Gasp as perplexed parents hang on for the white-knuckle ride of the teenage years. Thrill in amazement as overworked, relentlessly positive Youth Worker, Ryan, negotiates a string of minor disasters on the famous camping trip to Wales. And what of Winston the cat’s role in family prayers?

Meet Jake, Jasmine and Ellie as they re-live their childhood and teenage experiences of Christian faith at home and at church.

Nobody knows how it will turn out, but everyone’s agreed that we need to keep together on the adventure of faith.

In a brilliantly entertaining show – real, touching, hilarious – Riding Lights create an unmissable piece of theatre to deepen our understanding of ‘family’.

Previews at Friargate Theatre

Tuesday 9th January & Wednesday 10th January
7.30pm

Tickets: £10
Box Office: 01904 613000 or online

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Right Here Right Now – December

“Fast, funny, unpredictable and chaotic.
This show…should be added to every comedy fan’s calendar’
York Mix

York’s own comedy improv night is back with its own brand of sensational silliness based on audience suggestions.

You come with the ideas and our merry band of improvisers instantly turn them into chaotic comedy to kickstart everyone’s weekend. It’s funny, it’s foolish, it’s fit for family audiences, and it really does make it up as it goes along.

So join us for music, mayhem and muppetry in an unforgettable and absolutely unrepeatable evening of joy-filled nonsense… it wouldn’t be the same without you!

Friday 15 December
7.30pm

Tickets: £5
Box Office: 01904 613000 or online

Please note there is a £1.50 per transaction charge if booking online. There is no transaction charge if booking by phone or in person through the Riding Lights Box Office. If you would like your tickets posted to you then there is a 50p charge to cover postage costs

A Yorkshire Christmas

Some rollicking yarns to get you in t’ mood

From the heart of Yorkshire come Ding and Delve, a couple of cheeky shepherds, to amaze you with their cracking Christmas tales.

First up is Give it back, Mak! It’s winter lambing time and unusual predators are on the prowl for Sunday lunch. The Lamb Chop Inn is full to bursting and Mak’s sign says ‘NO VACANCIES – NOT EVEN THE TEENIEST ONE’. But a young couple whose car is stranded in the snow knock on the door anyway…

A funny and farcial story unfolds of desperate deeds and sheep in cradles. To say nowt about what’s going on in Mak’s barn… a story so noisy, so wonderful and so massive that Ding and Delve may well need some help in telling it.

Then there’s A Christmas Carol, that world-famous story born in the heart of Malton. Not a lot of people know that. So throw another log on the fire and listen to this enchanting story as you’ve never heard it before, back in its Yorkshire roots. Thrill to the exploits of animals on the farm as they give Frosty Fred a warm-hearted lesson about the spirit of Christmas.

With plentiful puppetry, chuckle-loaded story-telling and huge helpings of good cheer, A Yorkshire Christmas is the real deal to brighten up your season.

A right good treat for all the family

Tour Dates

No shows booked at the moment.