For The Earth Events

Riding Lights is producing two FREE events in support of the Young Christian Climate Network as they pass through York on their walk towards the COP26 summit in Glasgow.

Friargate Theatre will reopen for the first time since the first pandemic lockdown and we look forward immensely to welcoming audiences into the building. These events offer a fantastic opportunity to join together and assert our own passion for the Earth and its future wellbeing.


Passion for the Earth

Tuesday 21 September | 7pm | at Friargate Theatre

An interactive event for a small audience to reflect on our calling to care for the Earth, led by Riding Lights Theatre Company






Care for the Earth

Wednesday 22 September | 6pm | at Friargate Theatre

A screening from Baked Alaska introduced by Revd. Jan Nobel, followed by a vigil for the future of life on Earth led by Riding Lights Theatre Company



For more information about the other Young Christian Climate Action group York events please download their brochure.

Fizzy Finn Finds His Feet

FIZZY FINN FINDS HIS FEET – a play for all children, especially those who found lockdown made them feel stressed and anxious.

Finn is a fidget. His brain ablaze with an unbreakable buzz that fizzes to his fingers and tickles his toes…or it would do if he could only find his feet.  ‘The problem is that I can feel it. Electricity ripples like thunder in my chest and lightning in my brain. I can’t escape. It’s after me and if you don’t get out the way it’ll zap you too!’

Aware that many young children have found the recent lockdowns and absences from friends and family very stressful, causing anxieties which they find hard to articulate, we have commissioned a new play from Jon Boustead, who adapted The Selfish Giant, to address some of these problems in a gentle, fun way.   Through the character of Finn and his discovery of a curious cobbler and her amazing shoe shop, we jump into this tale of bravery, fear and finding your feet in the world. 

Exploring the big things troubling young minds today, join Finn this Christmas, as he embarks on an unforgettable adventure, with its magical blend of playful storytelling, original music and creative puppetry. Fasten your laces! Tie them up nice and tight, because something tells me you’re in for a treat! 

Fizzy Finn Finds His Feet will be available to stream in November and December (or for live performance if you’re within range of a day return journey from York). It comes with additional classroom materials, giving teachers resources to help children engage more deeply with the issues raised through this delightful, interactive show. 

To express interest, please contact Chloe Oldroyd on 01904 655317 or email 


Watch The Selfish Giant at Home

Rent The Selfish Giant for a week for just £7!

The Giant is angry. He’s been away for a long time and returns to find children – children! – playing in his beautiful garden!

Every day after school, they come and run about, laughing and playing games under the blossom on his peach trees, listening to the delightful songs of the birds. So, he puts up a big wall and an even bigger KEEP OUT notice to put a stop to all that. Then winter seizes the garden in its icy fingers…  

Will its grip ever be broken?

Pericles, Prince of Tyre


Shakespeare’s PERICLES, Prince of Tyre

In a stunning, stripped-back version of a rarely performed adventure, Pericles is reborn, full of passion and laced with comedy.  Brilliantly designed, brought to life and shot in an innovative theatre-on-film style born out of the necessities of our times. Catch this astonishing 80 minutes of highly accessible story-telling : Pericles as you’ve never seen it before.

Riding Lights, a York company with a reputation for breathing fresh energy into Shakespeare’s later comedies, has clearly been on a creative voyage themselves to deliver this captivating re-telling.

‘Such a good play – so many strong themes told as a series of intimate human stories. A great achievement.’  York International Shakespeare Festival 2021.


by William Shakespeare
with additional material by Nigel Forde
Directed by Paul Burbridge
Designed by Sean Cavanagh

Approx 80 mins runtime

Tickets available now

Household Tickets: £12.50
2 weeks streaming access period through Vimeo and Youtube

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