Showbiz

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 »


Barnsley actress returns to her home-town for new play

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Following their hugely successful national tour of Hopeless Romantics in 2017, The Civic are delighted to welcome back Reform Theatre with their latest production of TWO, by celebrated playwright Jim Cartwright, the award-winning writer of Little Voice and Road. The play stars Barnsley’s very own Susan Mitchell, who has appeared in DCI Banks, Emmerdale and… Read more »



Top husband-and-wife folk duo coming to The Civic

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A duo who have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most enduring partnerships are to appear at The Civic later this month. Twice recent winners of the BBC 2 Radio Folk Award  for the Best Duo, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have earned an enviable reputation as ‘songwriters par excellence’. Their… Read more »


New dance show about women’s rugby to premier in Barnsley

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A dramatic story of women’s rugby told through a mix of contemporary and Indian dance will be shown for the first time in Barnsley this March. Not afraid of a challenge, Yorkshire choreographer Balbir has created dance pieces for the ice rinks, swimming pools and works performed on bikes. Now he is embarking on a… Read more »


Folk band of the year to play in Barnsley

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An award-winning band is coming to The Civic next month. The Furrow Collective, comprising four distinctive and talented performers – Lucy Farrel (viola, voice and saw|), Rachel Ndewton (harp, fiddle, voice), Emily Portman (banjo, concertina, voice) and Alasdair Roberts (guitar, voice) – were awarded the accolade of ‘Best Band’ at the 2017 BBC Radio Two Folk Awards, hot on the heels… Read more »


The story of Ventoux told on road bikes at The Civic

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We’ve seen Britain go cycle crazy with the Tour De Yorkshire returning on 3 May and now there’s even a play about the sport. A restaging of the dramatic battle between Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani on Mont Ventoux  in the Tour de France 2000 is showing at The Civic this March. “Not a pedestrian… Read more »


A long and winding road leads to The Civic

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Tribute band The Upbeat Beatles are coming to The Civic to recreate the Fab Four’s long and winding road from the early Cavern days through to Beatle mania, America, Sgt. Pepper, Abbey Road and all the way up to that famous rooftop on The Apple Building. Their attention to detail will draw the audience into… Read more »


Sing-a-Long to Beauty and the Beast at The Civic

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Singalonga Productions are offering an invitation to “Be our Guest” at Sing-a-Long-a Beauty and the Beast at The Civic this month as they celebrate the brand new adaptation of Disney’s iconic fairy tale with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in! “I never had so much fun in my life!” Estrella Perez, London. This is your… Read more »


Passionate new cabaret celebrates love in Barnsley

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Premiering at The Civic in in February, the romantic all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza The Little Love Cabaret is the perfect show for Valentine’s Day. Brought to you by SpiltMilk Dance and packed with passion, it is a scrapbook of real-life love stories collected from contributors aged 2-92 across the country Ultimate heart throbs, full-on obsessions, grand… Read more »