Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, recorded from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London. This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre. Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.
This is a recorded screening
Tickets are £13 Adults, £12 Courthouse Friends
To book tickets please call our box office on 01943 467466 or go online at otleycourthouse.org.uk
The Lindisfarne Story, celebrates one of the UK’s most original and successful groups. Front-man Billy Mitchell and founder member Ray Laidlaw travel through the Geordie group’s history from the 1960s to the present day via their classic songs, rare video, audio and photographs – tall tales and scurrilous gossip.
From Whitley Bay to ‘Frisco Bay: The Lindisfarne Story. Don’t miss it.
Monthly farmers’ market selling fresh and organic produce, direct from the producer and sourced as locally as possible. The wide variety of stalls include bread, jams and honey preserves, fresh eggs, homemade bread, plants & herbs, Italian and Indian foods, pies, pork, bacon and beef products, fish, confectionery, local cheeses, handmade chocolates, ostrich meat, mushrooms, fruit and vegetables and local breweries.
The stallholders are always happy to discuss their products and help visitors with their choice of purchases and there are lots of opportunities to sample the delicious food on offer.
“They were absolutely fantastic, bringing the entire audience roaring to its feet.” Telegraph
The first major female star of the 80’s, award winning singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor rose to fame in 1980 starring in the film Breaking Glass . There were hits and eye-catching Top of The Pops appearances aplenty along the way. Hazel’s ageless songs include Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, Monsters in Disguise, Calls The Tune, If Only, Give Me An Inch , Blackman and Hanging Around – all of which seem even more relevant in our present times.
Accompanied here by virtuoso saxophonist Clare Hirst (The Belle Stars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and vocals and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards and vocals, this powerful blend of voices and musicianship brings a classy touch of energy, passion and fire to Hazel’s vibrant performance. Unmissable.
“ It’s all there, that voice, soaring sax …timeless.”. Glastonbury Festival
“The sturdiness and earthy expression of her voice…marvellous” Hot Press
Otley Rugby Union Club plays in the National League 2 North at the famous Cross Green ground in Otley. Tickets available on the door.
Otley RUFC formed in 1865 and is one of the most distinguished rugby clubs in the country. The First XV has played at the top of the National Leagues for more than a decade, and many internationals have come through the club’s Junior section including Nigel Melville and more recently Danny Care.
The club has hosted some memorable occasions including the North’s defeat of the All Blacks in 1979, the North versus Australia in 1988, and Italy versus the USA in the 1991 Rugby World Cup.
Agatha Christie was one of the greatest and most prolific thriller writers of all time. In 1926, she was at the centre of a mystery as perplexing as any of her fiction; a series of events that sparked one of the biggest and most extensive manhunts in history. Her crashed car was discovered in Surrey and the famous author was missing, presumed dead by many for eleven days. When she was eventually found at a luxury hotel in Harrogate, the author claimed that she was suffering from amnesia and remembered nothing. Neither the press nor the police believed her… Did she lie or was it really amnesia? As in all good thrillers, all will be revealed. Actor Liz Grand (The Second-Best Bed), presents her stunning one woman show.
Directed by David Bickerstaff
Running time 85 minutes
Journey from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learned from studying past masters. It uses written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, to reveal a complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th century.
Tickets are £8.
“Since emerging from the ever-fertile West Yorkshire DIY scene in the mid-00s, David Thomas Broughton has forged a distinctly unique path of incongruous musical exploration. Employing minimal performance tools, Broughton wilfully embraces elements of chaos, error, and malfunction, building them into his folk-ish narrative tales until one part destroys the other. Ever on twin precipices dividing tragedy from comedy and beauty from ruin, his semi-improvised, self-deprecating, lovelorn songs reward a patient audience with moments of delicate charm, all the time wondering whether he is truly in control of the situation. And yet, he always is.
A figure of cult fascination, his confounding genius was captured on film in 2016′s documentary, ‘The Ambiguity of David Thomas Broughton’, which featured contributions from folks including Shearwater, David Shrigley, Sam Amidon, and concludes with Broughton himself serenading a half-eaten sausage.
We will also have a short opening set from Andrew DR Abbott.
Andrew DR Abbott
‘Postindustrial Northern Primitive’ fingerpicked baritone acoustic guitar from Bradford. Recent release ‘Live on Daisy Hill’ put out by Bloxham Tapes combines a series of instrumental compositions backed with field recordings of canals, reservoirs, bell towers and woods of former mill towns in the North of England.
“A minor 21st century folk masterpiece … Abbott ignores the comfort of pure folk structures and bluesy scales, twisting his lush folk guitar into something brimming with potent pangs of a serrated kind of poetic discontent.” (The Quietus)
Tickets are £12 and available from Bloomfield Square
Whether you are concerned about local issues or national and international events, there will be a stall at the Green Fair to give you information and advice, as well as helping you to make decisions about how you can become more active and involved in aid of the well being of the planet.
Stalls featuring local crafts will also be on offer. Rainbow Morris side will dance in the courtyard before and after lunch. There will be a “sticker art” workshop using recycled materials for children aged 7-11 throughout the day. (under 8s should be accompanied by a parent).
The cafe will be open serving our special Green Fair menu of vegetarian and vegan food as well as Fairtrade drinks and snacks.
Further details will be available on the Courthouse website nearer the time.
This is a free event and everyone is welcome.