1. Chris Flynn – Fri 18 April
Bittersweet, cinematic and memorable’ is how the press depicts songs. The accomplished singer songwriter is performing his new album with guest musicians, following sell out gigs in 2013.
He synthesises the best songcraft from the North and takes inspiration from kitchen sink playwrights and musicians such as Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and The Smiths. His single Pandora, released earlier this year was recorded at the legendary Blueprint Studios, with a stunning music video, starring Maxine Peake in the role of ‘Pandora’.
2. Robin Cousins’ Ice – all weekend
Catch this dazzling show by Robin Cousins, Olympic champion and head judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice, which stars hand-picked figure skaters from around the globe.
Dynamic and atmospheric, ICE will draw you into its unique world, where you will watch world class skaters glide, soar, flip and fly in a truly stunning and theatrical setting.
Featuring a powerful soundtrack of original music and reworked modern classics designed to delight and enthral, ICE promises to redefine ice skating for a new generation, delivering a spectacular show the like of which UK theatres have not seen in 30 years!
3. The Ghost Hunter – Sat 19 April
‘Do you know what they are, ghost stories? They’re a place to put things you’re too scared to look at any more.’
Dick runs a ghost tour, and he’s got a great story to tell. It’s about a Ragged School in old York. About something terrible buried beneath the cobbles. It’s about the past. It’s about ghosts. And it’s about to catch up with him…