Oct
21
Sun
Reform Theatre company: This Might Hurt @ Otley Courthouse
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Reform Theatre company: This Might Hurt @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

This Might Hurt: written by John Godber

When tough actor Jack Skipton returns from filming to care for his ageing aunt, he has no idea what he is letting himself in for. But this might be his most taxing role to date, as he begins an incredible odyssey through the N.H.S, from cancelled GP’s appointments, wrongly booked scans, frustrated Consultants, and abusive home Carers, who smoke on the door step!

Jack’s story is hilarious and heart-breaking, as he and his aunt take on the health service in order to get the right diagnosis, and the right care; as he goes from actor to Carer to drugs Consultant, and she refuses to admit that she is even ill!

Told in a bold physical theatre style and with breath-taking grit and honesty, Godber’s take on our health service is both tender and true, as he investigates what we deserve, and what we receive. Take a deep breath, because This Might Hurt!

Oct
25
Thu
Lunchtime Classical Recital: Ensemble Chamäleon @ Otley Courthouse
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Ensemble Chamäleon was founded in 2017 as a split off from the Chamäleon Flute Ensemble by flautists Laura Kox and Jennifer Shepherd. It is a flexible ensemble including at least 1 flautist and any other instrumentalists as required for any particular programme.

This lunchtime recital will feature the pair as a duo, performing their programme „Bach and Beyond“ on various flutes.

A Fantastic Woman – Otley Film Society @ Otley Courthouse
Oct 25 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
A Fantastic Woman - Otley Film Society @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

Marina’s life is thrown into turmoil following the death of her partner. Mourning the loss of the man she loved, she finds herself under intense scrutiny from those with no regard for her privacy.
100 mins, 15
(Summary from Google.com)

Oct
26
Fri
Mick Melvin: Adventure & tragedy beneath the northern hills @ Otley Courthouse
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Mick Melvin: Adventure & tragedy beneath the northern hills @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

Mick describes the endeavours of the early caving pioneers such as John Birkbeck son of a Settle Banker, Edward Alfred Martel the French Speleologist who was the first person to reach the huge main Chamber of Gaping Gill in 1895. He will discuss some of the major caving discoveries made during the 1940s-50s and 60s take you through the discovery and exploration of the Kingsdale Master Cave, a cave that became an important link in opening up the three Counties System. He will show you what lies behind Malham Cove.

Finally, you will hear all about the Mossdale Tragedy of 1967 when six cavers lost their lives in Mossdale Caverns near Grassington, a tragedy that is Britain’s worst caving disaster (pictured).

Oct
27
Sat
The Yorkshire Shepherdess – Amanda Owen Talk @ Otley Parish Church
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Yorkshire Shepherdess - Amanda Owen Talk @ Otley Parish Church | England | United Kingdom

Join Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen for a talk about her life with one husband, eight children and 1,000 sheep.

The talk is in aid of Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice. There will be a licensed bar, refreshments and a raffle. Tickets from Otley Core, the Parish Church or Wheatfields Hospice on 0113 203 3376.

Peggy Seeger and Family An Evening of Song and Conversation @ Otley Courthouse
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Peggy Seeger and Family An Evening of Song and Conversation @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

Peggy Seeger – singer, songwriter, feminist, icon, muse – is the undisputed queen of folk and political song. Now in her 80s, her performances, charisma and wit remain undiminished. Join Peggy and sons for a memorable evening featuring some of her and Ewan MacColl’s most treasured songs, readings from her highly acclaimed memoir ‘The First Time Ever’ and plenty of relaxed family banter.

“Peggy may be folk royalty, but there’s nothing either reverent or nostalgic about this joyous and intimate performance” The Guardian

“Glorious” The Times

“Truly joyous” Morning Star

“An effortlessly intimate affair” The Scotsman

“A memorable warm and charming evening of great music, family humour and grace.” Irish World

Oct
28
Sun
Designer Craft Fair @ Otley Courthouse
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

A quirky selection of stalls run by the designers and producers of interesting and unique items, great for the home and for those unusual gifts.

The Courthouse café will be open during the craft fairs

 

 

Fizz, Film and Fish ‘n’ Chips: The Greatest Showman @ Otley Courthouse
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fizz, Film and Fish 'n' Chips: The Greatest Showman @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

The Greatest Showman, 105mins, PG

Join us for an afternoon screening of this family film with a glass of fizz and followed by fish and chips (or veggie option). Choose food when booking. Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Thirsty for innovation and hungry for success, the son of a tailor will manage to open a wax museum but will soon shift focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before live acts on the circus stage. Some will call Barnum’s wide collection of oddities, a freak show; however, when the obsessed showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. Will Barnum risk it all to be accepted?

This is the sing-a-long version of the film so you can join in with all your favourite tunes in this thoroughly entertaining film. Starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams.

Nov
1
Thu
Wonder – Movie Matinee @ Otley Courthouse
Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wonder - Movie Matinee @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
113 mins, PG
Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Julia Roberts
(Summary from Google.com).

National Theatre Live: King Lear @ Otley Courthouse
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
National Theatre Live: King Lear @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.