Right Here Right Now: July

“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 13 July
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

Weird World

What if… we are not alone?
What if… you found you had a hidden power?
What if the rest of the world became disabled…but you were not?

Acting Up! present some unexpected stories and speculative fictions this summer. Inspired by authors such as HG Wells, John Wyndham, and many others.

Specifically designed for Youth Theatre members with additional needs or disabilities, Acting Up! is the ideal place for young people needing more support to get involved with Drama in a safe and encouraging environment.

Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th July
7.30pm

Tickets: £7 / £5 (concessions)
Box Office: 01904 613000

Right Here Right Now: June

“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 22 June
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

Roughshod at Thy Kingdom Come, York

Roughshod 2018 are performing at a whole range of events for Thy Kingdom Come in York this May.

This includes two public performances of their show ‘Deliver’ at York Central Methodist Church (City Centre – 12th May) and St Chad’s Church (Knavesmire – 19th May) as well as popping up at other local church events.

There will also be street performances in St Helen’s Square on the Saturday 12th and Tuesday 15th and outside York Minster before the beacon event on Sunday 20th May. Through out the week Roughshod will also be working in local secondary schools and running workshops in prisons.

Here’s some more about the performances…

Roughshod: Deliver

Five young people in search of their futures reveal some surprising stories of hope in their new faith-filled show for 2018.

A passenger on a train gets help from an unexpected stranger, a community is transformed by a shattering lesson, a small time crook gets an offer he can’t refuse…

Mixing comedy, dramatic storytelling, spoken word and the personal experience of the actors themselves, Riding Lights Roughshod deliver a show that asks: what happens when God intervenes in ordinary lives?

In an anxious world of mixed messages it can be hard to find truth among the headlines.

Join our five performers for an energetic, entertaining show about faith, hope and everything in between.

York Performance Details:

Date Venue Box Office
Saturday 12 May (7.30pm) Central Methodist Church,
St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ
Tickets: £5
01904 612171
Saturday 19 May (7.30pm) St Chad’s Church
36 Campleshon Road, York, YO23 1EY
Tickets: £5
07921 406178

Right Here Right Now: May

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

Our Improvisers are back on a mission to make your ‘Merry, Merry Month of May’ even merrier with another jam-packed night of comedy nonsense.

It may not be a Royal wedding or contain a Royal baby but it is surely an event not to be missed. So, come and join us for our own indoor street party and hurl suggestions as our own monarchs of mirth compete to win the coveted Right Here, Right Now crown.

It’s refreshing, It’s ridiculous, it’s a right Royal rumble…but who will reign supreme?

Friday 11 May
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

The River

Wildgoose Theatre

The River

by Jez Butterworth
Directed by Andy Love

 

On a moonless night in August when the sea trout are ready to run, a man brings his new girlfriend to the remote family cabin where he has come for fly-fishing since he was a boy. But is she the only woman he has brought here, or indeed the last?

A fascinating psychological drama from the writer of “Mojo”, “Jerusalem” and “The Ferryman” as well as Sky Atlantic’s “Britannia”.

Thursday 26th – Saturday 28th April at 7:30pm
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April at 3:00pm

Tickets:
£12 full price, £10 early bird (Book before 17 March)
£10 concession (unwaged), £5 full time education.

Box Office: 01904 613000 or online

Reviews of previous productions of The River:

“The River is subtle, sleek and dark. Here is a sense of the mysterious and of kinship with others long gone. It is perhaps about time and eternity, about that spot on the river that, while always the same, is always changing. A wonderful play, glinting and elusive as a fish.” -Sarah Hemming, Financial Times

“The River is like a subtly crafted piece of chamber music. It is teasing, haunting and hushed. It is also damnably difficult to write about, as there is a mystery at its heart that I must not reveal.” Charles Spencer, Telegraph

Right Here Right Now: April

“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 20 April
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

Stage By Stage: Drama Workshops

Drama workshops for adults…

Stage By Stage

“Challenging, Stimulating and a whole lot of fun.”

“The content is excellent, stretching all our abilities, challenging but achievable.
I would recommend them to anyone.”

Augustus Carp - 50+ Workshops

Do you enjoy acting? Or want to try something new and creative?

This summer Riding Lights Theatre Company are running the latest in a series of drama workshops for adults.

Working with a theatre professional in a relaxed and social environment these sessions aim to help participants gain theatre skills and the confidence to express
their creative ideas.

No previous participation is required just an interest in drama and lots of enthusiasm.

Thursdays: 2pm – 4pm
14th, 21st, 28th June & 5th July

Tickets: £8 per workshop or £28 for all 4
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.

It’s A Mystery

Riding Lights Junior Youth Theatre and York Festival Trust present

It’s A Mystery

Three modern Mystery Plays
by Angie Millard, Henry Raby and Tom Straszewsk

 

Stuck, with no way out. In the spotlight. Fighting as the world unravels… three old stories for a new generation.

Thomas is in the dark, buried underground and reeling from the loss of this greatest friend. Three policeman dig for the truth trying to make sense of a case where the suspects seem to know more than they should. A waterlogged bunch of refugees flee as the earth is being unmade around them.

Riding Lights Junior Youth Theatre present It’s A Mystery, working with the York Festival Trust and local writers to create modern retellings of three classic Mystery Play texts.

Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd March
7.30pm

Box Office: 01904 613000 or book online

Roughshod: Deliver

THEATRE · COMEDY · DRAMA · INSIGHT

Roughshod: Deliver

Five young people in search of their futures reveal some surprising stories of hope in their new faith-filled show for 2018.

A passenger on a train gets help from an unexpected stranger, a community is transformed by a shattering lesson, a small time crook gets an offer he can’t refuse…
Mixing comedy, dramatic storytelling, spoken word and the personal experience of the actors themselves, Riding Lights Roughshod deliver a show that asks: what happens when God intervenes in ordinary lives?

In an anxious world of mixed messages it can be hard to find truth among the headlines.

Join our five performers for an energetic, entertaining show about faith, hope and everything in between.

Touring 11th March – 28th July 2018
To churches, schools, arts centres, prisons and other communities round the UK.

Designed to perform just about anywhere, annually Roughshod reaches a live audience of around 20,000 adults and children. It has been acclaimed from Belfast to Brixton for creating powerful new pieces of theatre. Could Roughshod be perfect for your community in 2018?

The last few spaces in their schedule are still available.  Give us a call on 01904 655317 or email roughshod@rltc.org to find out more.

Tour Dates and Box Office

 

Date Venue Box Office
Friday 29 June (7.30pm) St Wilfrid’s Church
Horley Row, Horley, RH6 8DF
Tickets: £7 /
£5 (children) /
£20 (family ticket)
01293 782218
Saturday 30 June (7.30pm) St Mary’s Church
Chart Lane, Reigate, RH2 7RN
Tickets: £7 /
£5 (concession)
01737 221100
Saturday 7 July (6.00pm) Holy Trinity Church
Woods Lane, Dobcross, OL3 5AN
Tickets: £7 /
£5 (concession)
01457 879977
Friday 13 July (7.30pm) Sheffield Cathedral
Church Street, Sheffield, S1 1HA
Tickets: £5
0114 2636075
or online.
Wednesday 18 July (7.30pm) St Luke’s Church
Claremont Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 4AH
Tickets: Free
0191 340 8812
Saturday 21 July (7.30pm) Ponteland Methodist Church
Bell Villas, Ponteland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Tickets: £5
01661 825648