Showbiz

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 »


New British film to be screened at The Civic

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Barnsley Civic is delighted to host an early screening of a very British new film, Last Laugh by John Godber. This black comedy / family drama follows a college lecturer, Martin Dawson, played by Nick Figgis, and his hope to escape from obscurity by having a screenplay made into a film. With iconic Yorkshire scenery… Read more »


Exciting month of shows coming up at The Civic

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The Civic in Barnsley continue to bring the best in contemporary art and theatre this New Year, starting with some new films, comedy and exhibitions in January. For example, there will be an early screening of Last Laugh by John Godber, a story that follows a college lecturer, Martin Dawson, played by Nick Figgis, and… Read more »



A side-splitting comedy line-up at The Civic

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Coming up is an opportunity to have a jolly good laugh at The Civic with Toby Foster’s Last Laugh Comedy Club and Justin Moorhouse. Loved by all, regular Barnsley visitor, comedian and Civic supporter, Toby is making a return with some of the best comedians from the UK and international circuit! One of the longest… Read more »