Events

Listings of all forthcoming events, open events, sporting fixtures, performances & exhibitions

June
3
Wednesday

Fame

The year is 1980 and students are praying that they will be admitted to the prestigious New York High School of the Performing Arts. The lucky ones who make it then begin the hardest four years of their lives, where sweat and hard work are the key factors to success, especially for those who want to achieve their dreams of ‘fame’. However, talent isn’t everything and the pressure builds, so who is strong enough to see it through and face up to the challenges presented?

Featuring dynamic dance routines and memorable songs, FAME has had success on both Broadway and the West End, and now the Level 3 Musical Theatre students at Wakefield College are happy to present to you their version. Join us for a roller-coaster of a show and come see just who will ‘live forever'.

Date:
Wednesday 3rd - Saturday 6th June, 2015
Time:
7.30pm (2.30pm Matinee on Saturday 6th)
Location:
June
8
Monday

Birds

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A Dance show based on the stereotypes of "feminine" qualities. HND Dancers explore their identities of being young and female: from social media, boys, make-up, clothes and the pressure they put on themselves. Are they brave enough to break from these expectations and fly free?

Date:
Monday 8th - Tuesday 9th June, 2015
Time:
7.30pm
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June
9
Tuesday

Animal Farm

When the downtrodden beasts of Manor Farm oust the drunken farmer, all are awash in a collectivist zeal. Too soon, however, the pigs, who consider themselves superior in intelligence, succumb to the temptations of privilege and power.

This powerful, fast-moving dramatisation of George Orwell’s iconic satire remains faithful to the spirit of the original novel. Written as a political fable, Animal Farm remains as pertinent and relevant today as when it was first published in 1945.

Date:
Tuesday 9th - Wednesday 10th June, 2015
Time:
7.30pm (2.30pm Matinee on Wednesday 10th)
Location:
June
11
Thursday

DNA

A group of teenagers do something bad…really, really bad. The panic sets in and their normally quiet leader concocts a cruel plan which see an innocent man framed. But why set the record straight when their once fractious lives are now lived in harmony.

Set in an indeterminate place and time, where all adult supervision is absent, our deadly group decide whose lives are expendable and who will rise up the ranks in the brutal and unforgiving world of the teenager.

In the words the silent and pitiless Phil; “What’s more important? One person or everyone?”

Date:
Thursday 11th - Friday 12th June, 2015
Time:
7.30pm
Location:
June
12
Friday

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

In the Central Criminal Court – the Old Bailey – Sir David Metcalfe, distinguished QC and Chairman of the Bar Council, is conducting the most important defence of his career – His Own. Accused of the wilful murder of his terminally ill wife, Sir David finds himself locked in legal combat with his old rival, Anthony Blair-Booth QC, prosecuting counsel.

Take your seats in the jury for a compelling courtroom drama. Do you find the defendant guilty or not guilty of murder?

In the words the silent and pitiless Phil; “What’s more important? One person or everyone?”

Date:
Friday 12th - Saturday 13th June, 2015
Time:
7.30pm (2.30pm Matinee on Saturday 13th)
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June
15
Monday

Narnia

During the WWII four siblings are sent out of London. There they find a magical wardrobe that takes them to the mystical land of Narnia. The children join Aslan and the animals loyal to him in an attempt to break the White Witch’s spell of eternal winter.

The C.S.Lewis book ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ is brought to life in an original dance production using a modern soundscape

Date:
Monday 15th - Tuesday 16th June, 2015
Time:
7.30pm (2.30pm Matinee on Tuesday 16th)
Location:
June
17
Wednesday

Echo and Narcissus

Echo loves Narcissus, Narcissus loves himself…what’s a nymph to do?. Echo has been punished by the vengeful Juno and can now only repeat the words that are spoken to her. In time she falls hopelessly in love with Narcissus and yearns to tell him who she is and how she feels, in desperation she throws herself at him but his crushed as he recoils in horror.

Her sorrow intensifies as Narcissus falls in love with his own reflection and his life dwindles away as his infatuation with himself takes hold. Based on Greek mythology, this is a tale of thwarted love and passion

Date:
Wednesday 17th - Thursday 18th June, 2015
Time:
7.30pm (2.30pm Matinee on Thursday 18th)
Location:
June
19
Friday

Dr TV & The Zombies

Dr T.V & the T.V Zombies is written by Paul Dale-Vickers and David Coggins for and on behalf of Allthingsconsidered Theatre Company and was commissioned by NHS Leeds. The objective was to get the message of the need for daily exercise and the dangers of too much ‘screen time’ across to young people in the Leeds area through the medium of musical theatre. The production has already been successfully performed by many schools in the Leeds area and at the Carriageworks Theatre. This production at the mechanics Theatre is a premier of what will be larger scale performances at West Yorkshire Playhouse in September 2015, prior to the show being rolled out across the country. We are also very pleased to have the involvement of the hugely talented young performers from Wakefield Theatre Royal’s Youth theatre.

Set in the anything but magical 'bored town', the local kids are introduced to a controlling force as the mysterious Dr Terrorvision comes to town bringing with him TV...156 channels of it. His evil plan to corrupt the youth with his digital secret weapon is starting to take shape.

Gorging on fast food, crisps and chocolate, the hypnotised kids are being controlled until they decide to take on the elusive character Dr Terrorvision, before he manages to turn them all into his TV Zombies!

Date:
Friday 19th - Saturday 20th June, 2015
Time:
7.30pm (2.30pm Matinee on Saturday 20th)
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