Showbiz

Musical comedy supported by Barnsley Samaritans throws glitter at depression

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The Barnsley Samaritans will back an award winning musical comedy about depression which is coming to The Civic this weekend (Saturday 9 February).  A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) by Yorkshire based Silent Uproar, is influenced by the company’s personal experiences and has been informed by people living with mental health problems and medical professionals. After the show,… Read more »


Jason Donovan to appear at The Civic

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Much loved pop star, Jason Donovan, will be appearing at The Civic later this year. After performing over 100 shows around the UK, with many upcoming performances sold out, Jason is delighted to announce he is adding a fourth and VERY FINAL leg of his Amazing Midlife Crisis tour. This is a tour with a twist. These intimate evenings will be a unique… Read more »


Award-winning show coming to The Civic in February

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An award-winning comedy musical that throws glitter at depression, backed by NHS and mental health charities Mind and Mental Health Foundation, is coming to Barnsley. Silent Uproar presents A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) – a hilarious cabaret musical about depression, that explains, sings and throws glitter about how it’s OK to not be OK. The… Read more »


Civic Christmas show delighting sell-out audiences

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A newly commissioned Christmas show featuring a community cast is proving a big hit with Barnsley audiences. Fidget Theatre, in association with LittleMighty, opened their brand new production, Jack Frost, at The Civic on Friday 14 December and this enchanting show for families has since been delighting hundreds of little ones from schools across the district – and leaving adults with a… Read more »


Squeeze frontman in solo show at The Civic

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It was 1973 when Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford first formed the band that would that would see them dubbed “The New Lennon and McCartney”. Forty-five years later they continue to tour in Squeeze, together as a duo, or as solo performers. And iconic frontman Tillbrook (pictured)will be performing at Barnsley’s Civic this coming Saturday, 24 November. Tillbrook has written some… Read more »


Civic’s Windrush performance is a sell-out

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The first contemporary dance to commemorate Windrush is to be shown in a sold out performance at The Civic next Friday, 16 Movember. Internationally-acclaimed, Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre will present their powerful dance to Barnsley audiences in a year that marks the 70th Anniversary of the arrival to the UK of SS Empire Windrush, the… Read more »


Home-town girl Rachael at The Civic on Friday

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Rachael McShane, a singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player from Barnsley is to putting on a show in her hometown on Friday, Best known as an original member of folk big band Bellowhead, Rachael toured internationally with them as well as making several TV appearances. Bellowhead recorded five studio albums, and won a total of 8… Read more »


Your chance to appear in The Civic Christmas Show

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How would you like to join the cast of Jack Frost at The Civic this Christmas? The team behind this year’s joyful new Christmas show are putting on a free workshop, so if you play an instrument or enjoy singing and fancy performing in a professional show, this could be for you. Fidget Theatre, the… Read more »



Oaks Colliery disaster remembered with Black Snow at The Civic

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A prize-winning film about England’s biggest pit disaster and its impact on the community is to be accompanied by folk songs for a must-see, riveting and darkly humorous show, Black Snow with Jed Grimes, at The Civic. In 1866, the worst disaster in British mining history occurred at The Oaks Colliery, Barnsley. The  explosion on… Read more »