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We Will Rock You (Schools Edition)

Opening the mechanics' Summer season is We Will Rock You. Featuring more than 20 hit Queen songs, WE WILL ROCK YOU School Edition follows two revolutionaries as they try to save Rock in a post apocalyptic world. Featuring the songs “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love,” “We Are The Champions,” “Don’t Stop Me Now” and many more. Presented by kind permission of www.schoolswewillrockyou.com

Wednesday, 8 May, 2019 to Saturday, 11th May, 2019

From 07:30pm to 10:00pm

Mechanics’ theatre


Once a Catholic by Mary O' Malley.

Our summer season continues. This extremely funny comedy based on the author's school days in a London convent does not necessarily finish the title phrase with "always a Catholic." Rather, this play, a celebrated prize-winner and a critical success, is about the resilience of children to survive in spite of, not because of, their upbringing and indoctrination. This amateur production of "Once a Catholic" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company.

Tuesday, 14 May, 2019 to, Wednesday 15th May, 2019

From 02:30pm to 07:30pm

Mechanics’ theatre


DNA by Dennis Kelly

Our Third Offering for the Mechanics' Summer Season. Some teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their once fractious lives, where's the incentive to put things right? This amateur production of "DNA" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company.

Friday, 17 May, 2019 to, Saturday 18th May, 2019

From 02:30pm to 07:30pm

Mechanics’ theatre


Hunted adapted by Tina Shuker-Abell

The moon rises, a howl pierces the silence of the forest, wary parents tuck in their babes a little tighter tonight and prop the shotgun ready at the doorway. Beware the wolf that prowls nearby, he maybe someone you know ... Hunted is based on the short story, The Company of Wolves by Angela Carter. A haunting fantasy of traditional folklore.

Monday, 20 May, 2019

From 02:00pm to 07:30pm

Mechanics’ theatre


Accrington Pals by Peter Whelan

This lyrical, absorbing play, is set in Accrington during 1914-16. The "Pals" are the men from the local volunteer battalion who march high-spiritedly off to the Great War with their experiences in the trenches contrasted with those of the women left behind. This amateur production of "The Accrington Pals" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company.

Thursday, 23 May, 2019 to, Friday 24th May, 2019

From 02:30pm to 07:30pm

Mechanics’ theatre


May-Hem 2019

Looking for something to do during May half term? Then come along to our FREE family open day! Take part in a variety of activities offered by Wakefield CU Learning Destinations and Wakefield College. Everyone is welcome to come and join in - even non CU members - so bring your friends and family along with you!

Wednesday, 29 May, 2019

From 10:00am to 02:00pm

Wakefield College, Castleford Campus


Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel; a story of betrayal, power, revenge and true love. Living in an enchanted forest close to the human kingdom, we follow a story where fantasy and human life cross paths. Based on the story behind Sleeping Beauty, Fallen Angel must protect her kingdom and strengthen her heart to seek revenge from those who have betrayed her. She sets a curse that only true love can break, believing there to be no such thing, only to realise the power of love can conquer all. This production features original choreography and is performed by Mechanics' Performing Arts Dance students. It showcases a fusion of dance styles and includes imaginative musical compositions from the School of Popular Music at Wakefield College.

Wednesday, 12 June, 2019 to, Friday 14th June, 2019

From 07:30pm to 07:30pm

Theatre Royal Wakefield


Open Event

The open event in June is your chance to find out about ALL our courses including those delivered from our Castleford and Thornes Park Campus. Come along and meet staff, talk to existing students and have a tour of our fantastic facilities. PLEASE BE AWARE ONLY PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS NEED A TICKET - family and friends are not required to have a ticket.

Saturday, 22 June, 2019

From 10:00am to 01:00pm

Wakefield City Campus