Showbiz

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 »


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 »