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She Stoops to Conquer
Viaduct Theatre
29th August to 6th September 2014
She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith
Directed by Conrad Nelson
Designed by Jessica Worrall

It’s the 18th century.

Kate Hardcastle is a young lady fixed up to meet the eligible Marlow with a view to marriage. Marlow is a young gent who is tongue-tied with the upper classes and downright lecherous with commoners. So when Marlow is tricked into believing Kate's ancestral home is a country inn, and mistakes Kate for a lowly barmaid what could possibly go wrong?


Set against the increasingly chaotic proceedings of one very long night, 'She Stoops to Conquer' is a delightful romantic romp filled with ludicrous misunderstanding, mischief and mayhem.

The latest in a string of comedy hits from director Conrad Nelson (The Government Inspector, Lisa's Sex Strike, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, The Canterbury Tales, The Grand Gesture), this version is more West Riding than West Country.

Northern Broadsides's talented cast of actor-musicians bring their unique charisma, theatrical magic and innate sense of fun to this flamboyant period comedy. Come prepared for merriment, warmth, wit and wigs. Big wigs. Very big wigs!

"Very funny" The Independent (A Government Inspector)

"Hysterically funny...left the audience gagging for more" The Guardian (Lisa's Sex Strike)

"An absolute riot. A farce for the soul" The Stage (Accidental Death of an Anarchist)

Fri August 29th to Sat 6th Sept

Matinee: Sept 6th only at 2.30pm

Tickets £19 / £17 (concs). (Aug 29th only: £12)

Box Office 01422 255266

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John Moloney, twice winner of the Best Live Performer at The London Comedy Festival, stars in the first gig of the Autumn comedy season.
John Moloney, twice winner of the Best Live Performer at The London Comedy Festival, stars in the first gig of the Autumn comedy season.
Dean Clough Comedy Night
Hugely popular monthly comedy nights with top performers from the UK national circuit.
Tickets £10. Free ticket for table of eight (ie £70) via the box office on 01422 255266.
All performances start at 8.00pm. Bar available between performances.
(Details of pre-gig meals available on or telephone 01422 366516)

NEXT GIG on FRIDAY, 19th SEPTEMBER 2014 with...

DAVE JOHNS - " He shifts from the sublime, to genius, to uproar in the blink of an eye - An extremely entertaining hour." (The Guardian)
JOHN MOLONEY - "A triumph of Quality over Hype." - The Sydney Herald
ANDREW RYAN - “"Huge Likeability... impossible not to warm to him" (Chortle)

Upcoming gigs:
Friday 17th Oct - Gordon Southern, Rory O'Hanlan & Jason Cook
Friday 21st Nov - Phil Nichol, Chris Martin & Martin Mor
Friday 12th Dec - Gavin Webster, Carl Donnelly & Andrew Rayn
Friday Jan 23rd (2015) - Katherine Ryan, tbc, tbc

Features adult material. Performance details may change.

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Dylan Howe does Bowie
Dylan Howe does Bowie
Dylan Howe's Subterraneans
Dylan Howe's Subterraneans
Wednesday, 1st October 2014
8.00pm in the Crossley Gallery
Ticket Price: £15 (£12 concs)
With Andy Sheppard on sax, Dylan Howe on drums, Dave Whitford on bass, Ross Stanley on piano, Steve Lodder on synths 

A radical new take on the instrumental cuts from David Bowie's 1977 albums 'Low' and 'Heroes' featuring the UK's most enduringly popular sax player and Dylan Howe's esteemed quartet. 

'"Subterranean" is an audacious and astounding piece of work that should be in every music collection - a real triumph - 9/10.' – Blues & Soul

‘An exquisite take on Bowie’s late 70s largely instrumental collaborations with Brian Eno.  Subterranean possibly glimpses how Coltrane may have interpreted Bowie. Howe combines a great concept, a superb band and his own significant talents as a drummer and arranger to deliver his best album to date.’ – Rhythm Magazine

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Tim Whitehead
Tim Whitehead
Turner and the Thames
Turner and the Thames
Friday, 7th November 2014
8.00pm in the Crossley Gallery
Ticket price: £15 (12 concs)

With Tim Whitehead on sax, Jonathan Gee on piano, Winston Clifford on drums, and Oli Hayhurst on double bass (featuring a simultaneous screening of a film by Mike Dibbs)

Four of the UK's leading jazz performers tour Tim Whitehead's new work commissioned by the London Jazz Festival last year. This celebration of London's great river and Turner's lifelong relationship with it, is a journey through eight locations painted by the great English artist. The suite is based on improvisations made by Tim at each location - when he was filmed by filmed by Mike Dibb, who is well known for his Channel 4 films on Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett.

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Roger Beaujolais... sounds like a Londoner; but born in Harrogate!
Roger Beaujolais... sounds like a Londoner; but born in Harrogate!
Roger Beaujolais Quartet
Roger Beaujolais Quartet
Saturday, 22nd November 2014
8.00pm in the Crossley Gallery
Ticket price: £12 (£10 concs)

With Roger Beaujolais on vibes, Robin Aspland on piano, Julian Bury on bass and Winston Clifford on drums.

The celebrated vibraphone player, Roger Beaujolais, was born in Harrogate - but left for the south of England after two years ("It wasn't MY idea," he insists); still, the 22nd November IS his birthday and it seemed a suitable occasion to bring vibes into the Crossley Gallery for the first time in over 20 years of Dean Clough's jazz season.

Expect melodic swing, Latin-pulse hard bop, some funk and some blues. Here is Dave Gelly's review of Beaujolais's last album in the Observer: "With a long career taking in jump-jive and acid jazz along the way, Roger Beaujolais has quietly emerged as an essential player on Britain's jazz scene. His technique on the vibraphone is masterly, and his mature style is so broadly based that he can switch from funk to delicate ballad in an instant, without the least strain. His choice of material reflects this, including numbers by Wes Montgomery, Chick Corea and Milton Nascimento, along with three of his own, all arranged with deceptive simplicity."

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Young or old, athletic or sedentary - Tai Chi is designed for you!
Young or old, athletic or sedentary - Tai Chi is designed for you!
Tai Chi
The Corner House @ Dean Clough
Every Tuesday 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Calm mind: Strong body!

Specialist guidance in Tai Chi sessions held by Marsha from Tai Chi Tigers. Tai Chi strengthens muscles, improves balance and co-ordination and is good for blood pressure and posture. First timers welcome to come and watch before committing to a six-week session. Ring Marsha on 07810 094395.

SPECIAL OFFER of £30.00 for a six-week course fee (ie £5.00 per session). PLEASE NOTE: This event is not available via the internet. Booking is via the telephopne number above and payment is made on the day.

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Image by Keith Hanselman
Image by Keith Hanselman
Life Drawing
A regular life-drawing session takes place at Dean Clough every Monday (excluding Bank Holidays).

Convened by painter in residence Doug Binder, the sessions run from 10.30 to 12.30 in the morning and from 1.30 to 3.30 in the afternoon.

Bring your own materials. Fees are £5.50 per session (ie £11.00 for the whole day).

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Michael LeCount (l) and Tony Priestman (r)
(pic: Lorne Campbell)
Michael LeCount (l) and Tony Priestman (r) (pic: Lorne Campbell)
The Dean Clough Lego brick model
The Dean Clough Lego brick model will eventually use around a million bricks, be 35 foot long and have a chimney that's over 7 foot high.

RIGHT NOW, though, it's a 'mere' 15 foot long... and actually it's still pretty stunning.

Lego modellers Michael LeCount and Tony Priestman are at present studiously crafting the landscape around the East end of the half-mile site that used to be the world's largest carpet mill. You can see how it is progressing - for free - at any time during the normal gallery hours of 9.30am to 5.00pm, seven days a week.

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