The Spring/Summer season at Skipton’s Mart Theatre begins next weekend with the long overdue return of Limehouse Lizzy on Saturday 1st April. Featuring ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore, the group continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and Thin Lizzy alive.
Popular funny man Dave Spikey will also return on Thursday 13th April with his new show ‘Juggling on a Motorbike’. Known for Phoenix Nights and Eight out of Ten Cats, the show celebrates the thirtieth year of his comedy career, documenting his journey from Chief Biomedical Scientist to comedy performer and writer.
Snake Davis is once again back by popular demand on Friday 12th May. Snake has performed on over four hundred records and has worked with some of the world’s biggest acts including Take That, George Michael, Tom Jones and M People.
As well as the return of familiar faces, two new acts to The Mart Theatre will perform over the weekend of 26th and 27th May. Firstly, The Counterfeit Sixties re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties. The band brings alive the magic of the decade, with their tribute to over twenty-five bands of that era. We also have “Flanders & Swann Drop another Hat”, which is a tribute to Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, those two great wits, composers and performers who were pioneers of the satirical humour of the fifties and sixties.
After their debut performance at the theatre in 2016, Heritage Opera will perform Puccini’s best-loved Opera ‘La Bohème’, sung in English and accompanied by piano. The show tells the story of four struggling artists living in 19th Century Paris and charts the love affair of Rodolfo, a writer and Mimi, his neighbour as they eke out a living on the breadline.
On Friday 9th and Saturday 10th June audiences will be treated to a jaw-dropping tribute to Michael Jackson, celebrating his life and music. The show stars CJ, who is considered one of the best and most authentic MJ tribute performers in the world. Backed by his incredible dance crew, CJ will cover hits such as Thriller, Smooth Criminal and Billie Jean.
The final Tribute show of the season will perform on Sunday 9th July. ‘What the Floyd’ is an energetic and authentic tribute to Pink Floyd, featuring a blazing lightshow and a set based on the 1994 P.U.L.S.E tour.
As well as great shows, The Mart Theatre is also home to exciting and innovative events. The latest event being hosted by The Mart Theatre is ‘The Yorkshire Flea’, a flea market open from 9am to 4pm on Sunday 2nd April and Sunday 2nd July. Created by the organisers of ‘The Yorkshire Antiques & Art Fair’, the event will include stalls filled with vintage and retro collectables.
Saving the very best till last, the season ends with our twelfth annual arts and craft event, Art in the Pen. This year, Art in the Pen takes place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August and features over 190 artists, specialising in various mediums including fine art, metal, wood, glass, jewellery, ceramics, textiles and much more. Full details can be found at www.artinthepen.org.uk.
Visit www.themarttheatre.org.uk for full details or call the box office on 01756 709666.