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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

Itís 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?

Plenty.

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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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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