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

Right Here Right Now: March

“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 16 March
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

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 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

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.