York Rocks Against Cancer



Saturday 21 May 2016

After last year’s hugely successful show, York Rocks Against Cancer returns with another night of music and fun with New York Brass Band, fresh from two appearances at Glastonbury, who are North Yorkshire’s only contemporary New Orleans inspired Brass Band. Hailing from the ancient streets of York the band are part of a funky brass revolution that is sweeping the UK. Inspired by Rebirth Brass Band, Soul Rebels, Hot 8, Youngblood and Brassroots, NYBB pack a powerful punch of relentless drums, rumbling tuba and wailing horns… nothing kicks a party into gear like the sound of a smokin’ New Orleans Mardi Gras Jazz Band.

The Superlicks  are a four-piece party band of highly charged musicians based in York. The band boast a powerful rhythm section supported by infectious bass riffs and energetic beats. This capped with a sensational lead guitarist and the captivating vocals from their charismatic front man are what have made them one of the most entertaining, dynamic and fun party bands in the UK.

Local cover band Sister Madly keep the party going. Scarlett, the vivacious red-head is known for her vibrant stage personality accompanied by a strong voice, her vocal ability handles many different artists such as, Stevie Nicks, Journey, Adele, Rihanna, Kings of Leon, Amy Winehouse and many others. Zan can entice any crowd onto the dance floor. Her friendly and powerful stage presence is guaranteed to get the party started. With a vast repertoire, she will bring you the sounds of Heart, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, The Eagles, Gary Moore, Pink and Katy Perry.


Also appearing is Minster Conspiracy, a group of young local musicians.   In 2008 Rocks and Pops founder John Haslam approached local schools with the idea of engaging pupils in music through rock n roll. It was through the project that Ryan and Oliver found themselves in a band at just seven years old. Both Edward and Morgan joined Rocks and Pops the following year and they very soon found out that although they were all great characters individually and very much ‘off the hook’ , they worked really well as a group. In 2011 the boys were now the older children on the Rocks and Pops scene and it was a year later when John pooled children together to work on joint projects that they were introduced to Ellie.

And returning after last year’s success is Barmaid and the Vets with Emmerdale cast members, who are yet to be confirmed, they will be performing along with Attitude Dance Club.

Come along and enjoy a rocking night whilst supporting York Against Cancer.

Tickets on sale Thursday 5 November at 10:00am

Tickets:  £15

Box Office: 0844 871 3024

Online Booking: www.atgtickets.com/york

Tickets also available in person from the theatre box office between 12 noon and 5:30pm Monday to Saturday.



THE NEW YORK TIMES hails “…the invaluable gift of this splendid, high-reaching and utterly unexpected play. Directed with fiery wit and rushing momentum by Rupert Goold, this London import, which won last year’s Olivier Award for best play, is a work that takes all manner of audacious license, poetic and otherwise… Mr. Bartlett sails with bravado over every high hurdle he sets up.”

Variety says “Pigott-Smith is phenomenal…portraying a sense of human goodness and character nobility that can either elevate a monarch or damn him to oblivion.”

Peter Marks at The Washington Post comments that “Bartlett scores one remarkable dramatic coup after another.”

In The Hollywood Reporter, David Rooney says, “Bartlett offers a fiendishly clever and yet serious questioning of the role of royalty in the 21st century.”

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press, calls King Charles III “…ingenuous, intelligent and intriguing. Forget the king: Long live the playwright!”

Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III, directed by Rupert Goold, enjoyed huge success in London last year with critically acclaimed sell-out runs at the Almeida Theatre and in the West End. It is currently on a UK-wide tour which today announces seven further dates in 2016 before transferring to Sydney.

King Charles III was first produced by the Almeida Theatre and subsequently co-produced at the Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions and Stuart Thompson Productions in association with Lee Dean & Charles Diamond and Tulchin Bartner Productions.

Directed by the Almeida Theatre’s artistic director Rupert Goold, King Charles III is designed by Tom Scutt, with music composed by Jocelyn Pook, lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Paul Arditti.

Mike Bartlett’s play explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family.

Tim Pigott-Smith leads the cast on Broadway, reprising his celebrated role as King Charles III, with Anthony Calf as Mr. Stevens, Oliver Chris as William, Richard Goulding as Harry,Nyasha Hatendi as Spencer and other roles, Adam James as Mr. Evans, Margot Leicesteras Camilla, Miles Richardson as James Reiss, Tom Robertson as Cootsey and other roles, Sally Scott as Sarah and other roles, Tafline Steen as Jess and Lydia Wilson as Kate.

The Broadway production of King Charles III is produced by Stuart Thompson Productions, Sonia Friedman Productions and the Almeida Theatre and will run until 31st January 2016.


image003 (3)Internationally acclaimed Kneehigh Theatre’s spell-binding production of Daphne du Maurier’s masterpiece Rebecca will captivate audiences at the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 23 – Saturday 28 November.


Following the mysterious death of his first wife, Maxim de Winter returns to Manderley with his new young bride. Surrounded by memories of the glamorous Rebecca, the new Mrs De Winter is consumed by jealousy. She sets out to uncover the secrets of the house and a past fiercely guarded by the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers and soon discovers all is not what it seems in Manderley…


Rebecca is timeless; the book beloved by generations and the iconic Alfred Hitchcock film a classic of the genre. Award-winning director Emma Rice has created a spellbinding new production of Daphne du Maurier’s iconic novel which conjures Cornish romance and theatrical magic.

Rebecca is presented by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, the multi‑award winning producers of Art, Brief Encounter, God of Carnage and Calendar Girls in association with Steve & Jenny Wiener.


Rebecca is at the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 23 – Saturday 28 November.  Tickets can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office in-person, by phone on 0114 249 6000 or online athttp://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/ and are priced £14.00 – £29.50 (a transaction fee of £1.50 (£1.00 online) applies to all bookings made at the Box Office, excluding cash), and discounts are available.

Sheffield Theatres Listings:

Crucible Lyceum Studio 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA             
Box Office 0114 249 6000 –
Mon – Sat 10.00am to 8.00pm
A transaction fee of £1.50 (£1.00 online) applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excluding cash).
On non-performance days the Box Office closes at 6.00pm.
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Lyceum Theatre

Mon 23 November – Sat 28 November

Press Night – Monday 23 November 7.45pm

Mon – Sat 7.45pm

Thu 2.00pm

Sat 3.00pm

Tickets £14.00 – £29.50

Concessions available