Christmas Shows for 2015

Every year we tour two magical, highly entertaining Christmas shows to schools, churches and arts venues. Warm hearted, original and full of fun, Riding Lights Christmas shows have been entertaining family audiences and primary schools since 1977.

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TOURING NATIONALLY
21st Nov – 23rd Dec 2015
TOURING YORKSHIRE
21st Nov – 23rd Dec 2015

Full of the warm-hearted fun and festive story-telling Riding Lights’ Christmas productions give a wonderful glimpse into the heart of the first Christmas.

Our two fantastic Christmas shows touring for 2015 are: A Christmas Cracker – by Paul Birch, telling magical Christmas tales to warm up the winter evenings across the UK. Then for our Yorkshire tour we have Nearly The Goat, Nigel Forde’s wonderfuly festive show staring, well… a goat.

Watch the trailer

To get a taste of our Christmas shows here’s the trailer for A Christmas Cracker:

 

Baked Alaska – Tour Dates

Baked-Alaska-Web-PosterWe’ve been bowled over by how much interest there has been in our upcoming autumn tour, Baked Alaska.

This means we should have more than 50 performances of the show covering a significant amount of England and Scotland, plus a brief trip into Wales.

The list of tour dates is below and we’ll release more information soon. Hopefully there’s enough here to let you plan a trip to one of the performances, we’d love to see you there.

Tickets for the whole tour will go on sale on the 6 July.
You can book by calling our national box office (01904 613000) or online via the Baked Alaska show page.

Most performances will have their own local box office as well, we’ll add these details as we have them.

Tour Dates (autumn 2015)

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Tour Map

Introducing… Baked Alaska

Green suggestions from our Members Day in YorkRiding Lights Theatre Company is pleased to announce our new show for autumn 2015, BAKED ALASKA.

From the four corners of the earth come inter-connecting stories of human beings living with the wild, unpredictable effects of climate change…

Scientists, farmers, oil magnates, climate warriors, prophets, mothers, journalists and others just like you and me – we’re all in the mix and hungry for a recipe of hope in the struggle about power. Some will sound the warming bell, some blow hot and cold, while others make a pudding of the planet.

Through the richly entertaining world of BAKED ALASKA, the realities of climate change are served up with flair and clarity about the temperatures involved. Riding Lights are creating an inspiring show which is challenging but fun, urgent but hopeful.

Performances in your community

BAKED ALASKA is touring to churches across the UK from September 16th to November 22nd, serving up a recipe for hope ready for the 2015 United Nations Conference on Climate Change taking place in Paris this December.

The show is presented by a solidarity of organisations, including Christian Aid, Operation Noah and the Diocese of Lichfield, committed to raising a christian voice in the call to worldwide action.

If you would be interested in hosting this inspiring piece of theatre in your community then please contact Caitlin, our BAKED ALASKA tour organiser, at Riding Lights Theatre Company on 01904 655317 or email: caitlin@rltc.org

Inheritance – 2015 production photos

Looking as good as ever, here’s a selection of photos taken by Andrew Dyer at the dress rehearsal of the 2015 production of Inheritance.

You can find the full list of Inheritance performances here.

Inheritance – New Photo Trailer

With the start of our 2015 tour of Inheritance we’ve got a new photo trailer which gives a fantastic feel for what the show looks like. Take a look…

You can find the full list of Inheritance performances here.

Feather-flying photos of our 2014 Christmas Shows

With both of this year’s Christmas shows now on tour, we thought you might like to see a few snaps from the dress rehearsals…

You can find a full list of public performance on the A Christmas Cracker web page, or if you’re looking for a show further south, Goose Chase is now on tour nationally.

A Christmas Cracker – Trailer

Last week we packed Rachel, Gail and a whole menagerie of puppets into the back of a Riding Lights van ready for our Yorkshire tour of  A Christmas Cracker. The show has gone down a storm in primary schools, so we’re very excited for the first public performance this Friday here in York.

We’ve created a trailer to give you a taste of the show, and below that we’ve got a few of the responses from some of the pupils and teachers who’ve seen the show so far.

“We thought that you were outstanding. I really liked how the stories were humourous and entertaining.
The whole play was amazing!”
(Year 4 pupil – Haxby and Wigginton Primary)

“My favourite was Cracker and the shepherds fighting”
“I thought Ebeneezer was really stuck in that ladder!”
(Pupils – Nawton Primary)

“Our kids don’t sit still for more than 5mins, but they were transfixed all the way through!”
(Teacher – Woodthorpe Primary)

“Riding Lights get a good balance, good for the kids but also something for the adults to chuckle at too.”
(Teacher – Nawton Primary)

You can find a full list of public performance on the A Christmas Cracker web page, or if you’re looking for a show further south, Goose Chase is now on tour nationally.

Fantastic Acts! – Audience Response

Fantastic Acts! has been on the road for a week and a half now and we’re continuing to get excellent feedback from those who’ve seen it. But you don’t have to take our word for it – here’s an audience vox pops video…

The show is currently touring the UK with its final performance on the 29th of November. You can find the full list of upcoming performances here – along with the trailer for the show.

Fantastic Acts! – First Night and Photos

And they’re off…

Fantastic Acts has had a fantastic first couple of nights here in York and then up in Dunbar (on to Edinburgh this evening). We’re really pleased with t he show, and from the enthusiastic audiences responses so far, we think you will be too. Take a look:

‘Theatre that really gets you thinking…thought provoking, relatable…not to be missed.
(York audience member)

‘If you want to know what a real church should look like, you should go’
(Dunbar audience member)

‘Fantastically thought-provoking, funny and deep -loved it.’
(Twitter comment after York performance)

‘It was an amazing night! A really fun way to learn about the Book of Acts.’
(Facebook comment after the Dunbar performance)

 Thinking of coming to see the show? You can find performance dates here, plus we’ve got a few photos to give you a taster.

 

Fantastic Acts! – New Trailer

The cast are in the building and Fantastic Acts! rehearsals are underway. There’s current half a set in the Friargate foyer, and this morning costume measurements were taken… though they were for a puppet. We’re two and a half weeks away from opening night and Friargate is a hive of activity. Plus we’re getting through coffee at four times the normal rate.

However in all this busyness we did manage to grab an hour or so with John and Daniel to record this…

Fantastic Acts! is touring from the 8th October to the 29th November.
You can find a full list of performances here.