The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant

adapted from Oscar Wilde by Jon Boustead
Director Paul Burbridge
Designer Anna Gooch

The Giant is angry.  He’s been away visiting friends for seven years and returns to find children – children! – playing happily 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 this grip ever be broken?

Through vivid, interactive story-telling, music, puppetry and humour, Riding Lights brings you this brilliant story of transformation.  No one, not even the story-tellers themselves, can be left unaffected by this inspiring tale of love and generosity.

Riding Lights has an outstanding reputation for bringing memorable shows to family audiences both nationally and in Yorkshire.

Performances at Friargate Theatre

21 December 11am and 3pm

Book online or call 01904 613000
Tickets £7 adult & £5 child

Suitable for ages 3 and up.

Right Here Right Now: December

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

It’s CHRISTMAS TIME, mistletoe and wine, and… well who knows what, as York’s very own comedy improv troop get together one last time in 2019 with their 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 Christmas. 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 20 December

Tickets: £5 or online Book Now
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

Rumours of Polar Bears

Riding Lights Senior Youth Theatre present this poignant work by Jonathan Dorf at Friargate Theatre.

Facing the catastrophic consequences of global warming, Deme and her brother Romulus are barely surviving as they scavenge for food and water in the near future.

Forced to flee their makeshift home because of an outbreak of sickness, the teenagers land in “New San Francisco,” a relative paradise with a running stream and spa. Romulus and some of their group insist that they’ve found utopia, but Deme still dreams of finding the rumored polar bears in the north that she believes are the key to their long-term survival.

Will they risk everything to chase this dream?

7.30pm | £8 • £6 (concession)

Book online, at the Friargate Box Office, or call 01904 613000