Jan
31
Thu
National Theatre Live: The Madness of George III @ Otley Courthouse
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
National Theatre Live: The Madness of George III @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

Feb
2
Sat
La Traviata @ Otley Courthouse
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
La Traviata @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

A recorded screening from Teatro Alla Scala, acclaimed American filmmaker Sofia Coppola and Italian haute couture king Valentino Garavani have teamed up for a stunning revival of Giuseppe Verdi’s classic opera, LA TRAVIATA.

Coppola breathes new life into Verdi’s 1853 opera, that tells the story of tempestuous love and heartbreak. Violetta Valéry is a well-known courtesan in Paris whose life appears to be glamorous. However, she’s suffering from a serious illness and her survival relies on the kindness and generosity of her male patrons. Her life seems empty, until she meets and falls in love with the young and eligible Alfredo Germont. But it’s not long before tragic circumstances tear them apart…

Feb
14
Thu
National Theatre Live: I’m not running @ Otley Courthouse
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
National Theatre Live: I'm not running @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare? Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

Feb
17
Sun
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away @ Otley Courthouse
Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

If you’ve never had the chance to see Cirque du Soleil live, then this is the event for you. Come and enjoy this recorded screening of their 2012 performance “Worlds Away”. A young woman in a small Mid-Western town goes to a travelling carnival one evening, where she is urged by a silent clown to visit the carnival’s circus and see The Aerialist, the show’s star attraction. She is entranced by The Aerialist, but during his act he misses a catch and falls to the ground. She rushes to help him, but then the ground beneath them gives way and they fall through into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil. Separated, they travel through the different tent worlds trying to find each other, interacting with the strange and wonderful performers and performances of Cirque du Soleil.

Feb
23
Sat
Fidget Theatre present: Birds Nest Billy @ Otley Courthouse
Feb 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Fidget Theatre present: Birds Nest Billy @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

I wish for an adventure! Billy is a little boy with a big brother called Bo. Billy and Bo both have big hair. Big, curly bird nest hair. They play together: building, racing, dancing pretending. They’re the very best of brothers.

Then one day Bo gets a haircut and starts going to school. Billy plays on his own, but it isn’t the same. Billy misses his big brother all day long. But then out of Billy’s bird nest hair chirps a little bird. The little bird grants Billy three magical wishes…

Bird’s Nest Billy is an imaginative, fantastical adventure story for children aged 3-7 and their families.

Mar
9
Sat
DNA: We Know What You’re Thinking @ Otley Courthouse
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DNA: We Know What You're Thinking @ Otley Courthouse | England | United Kingdom

Following their astounding appearances on the eleventh series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2017, mind reading duo DNA are taking their brand new show called We Know What You’re Thinking out on a UK tour from 6th February – 29th March 2019.

Andrew and Darren, best known as mind reading double act DNA, took the nation by storm when they appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2017 with their incredible telepathic ability known as “The Gift”. Wowing the judges, live audience and viewers at home, the duo went on to reach the live finals of the hit ITV talent show. Their first audition has reached almost 10 million YouTube views alone.

Performed completely live, they can ask volunteers to concentrate on the name of celebrities, telephone numbers, credit card numbers, a word in a book, the name of the street they grew up on, a relative’s name… literally anything. With devastating speed and accuracy, the pair are then able to reveal what that name, number or word is, every time.

Their unique mind reading performances have now been enjoyed by tens of millions of people around the world. Aptly named ’The Gift’, the duo have created a show that will blow minds and prove that the impossible really is possible – but only for them!

This brand new show features world exclusive, never before seen material that is being showcased for the very first time!

Now their incredible talents are being taken out to venues across the UK and will be coming to a venue near you in February and March 2019, so book your tickets now.

“We’re still trying to work out how they did it now” ★★★★★ Radio Times

“What you do, honestly, is incredible.” Simon Cowell

“DNA left the judges speechless with their jaw dropping mind reading act” ★★★★★ The Sun