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Award-winning comedian comes to The Civic

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If you’re not aware of James Acaster yet –  where have you been hiding? The comedian from Kettering (pictured) is a regular panelist on shows such as Mock The Week, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, and Have I Got News For You, and has been nominated for Best Comedy Show at the Foster’s Comedy Awards… Read more »


Compelling new Townsend play comes to The Civic

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A new play directed by Louise Townsend is coming to The Civic. Dare Devil rides to Jarama is based on the experiences of The International Brigades during The Spanish Civil War; the powerful, political and economic forces engulfing 1930s Europe; and the reasons why so many ordinary people made the extraordinary choice to leave family… Read more »


Here we go – to Barnsley…Heidi Talbot coming to The Civic

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It’s quite a skill jumping into the unknown and trying something new. And it’s one that songwriter Heidi Talbot does with aplomb! The Co Kildare singer’s fifth and latest album “Here We Go, 1, 2, 3….” crosses the ages, jumps into the unknown and traverses oceans and musical styles from folk to American and to… Read more »


Steve Parrish at The Civic – you’d be M.A.D. to miss it!

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Enjoy the life and times of Steve Parrish, aka Stavros, which provide a completely different, colourful, humorous and, at times daring portrayal of this man’s career, at The Civic on Friday 4 November. Steve Parrish raced at the highest level of motorcycle racing, with his best finish coming in the 1977 500cc Grand Prix season,… Read more »


Idolised folk music veteran to appear at The Civic

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For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Trailblazing… Read more »


Shooting With Light at The Civic

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In a world where 2.5 billion photographs are taken every day Idle Motion bring to life one of the most remarkable untold stories of our time with their production of Shooting With Light. This fantastic piece of theatre focuses on the work of photojournalist Gerda Taro, a young Jewish German refugee who fled to Paris… Read more »


Dance Theatre bringing triple bill anniversary special to The Civic

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Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Triple Bill 2016, which showcases three engaging works in celebration of their 35th anniversary, and is coming to The Civic for a gripping evening of beautiful storytelling through movement. Shakespeare’s most intimate and radical sonnets are re-imagined in the Triple Bill’s first piece by Royal Ballet School trained and renowned choregrapher Kate… Read more »


The Civic welcomes Markmark Productions

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As of September, Markmark Productions will the new Theatre Company in residence at The Civic. The touring company are renowned for their work that is a unique fusion of comedy, circus, Commedia and physical theatre. It is exciting for The Civic to have a professional performing company residing once again in the building, encouraging The… Read more »


The next generation of theatre makers at The Civic

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Last month The Civic and Manic Chord Theatre came together and did a call out for creative 16-18 year olds to become company members of Generate: Barnsley. Over two weeks Generate: Barnsley grew into an established group of young theatre makers from the local area, who created a show exploring contemporary ideas and issues important… Read more »


CARP takes over at The Civic

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Each year The Civic, Barnsley, open their doors to Northern artists from any discipline at any stage in their career to take part in their Civic Artist Residency Programme – CARP. Two of the current CARP participators, Gracefool Collective and Madeline Shann are in full swing utilising The Civic space to create innovative work Gracefool… Read more »