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4:13pm Thursday 14th June 2012 in Entertainment
Last Saturday saw the final night of The Real Thing in the Wharfeside Theatre. The comedy-drama by Tom Stoppard was very well received by critics and audience alike.
This coming Saturday, several members of Ilkley Playhouse will be manning a stall at the third annual Ilkley Business Forum Summer Showcase at the King’s Hall.
We will be there from 10am to 4pm. If you are interested in finding out more about the Playhouse and how you can get involved on stage, backstage or front of house, come along and meet us.
The Playhouse’s next social event will take place on Saturday 23rd June at 7.30pm with another Murder Mystery, Murder on’t Moor, in the Wildman Studio.
Guests will be invited to solve the murder of the chairman of a local rambling society, found dead near the Twelve Apostles stones on Ilkley Moor. There are eight suspects, but who had the greatest reason for wishing the chairman dead?
Tickets cost £12.50 and include a delicious picnic banquet. Guests are invited to dress in hiking clothes and walking boots to help PC Plodder investigate the crime.
On Saturday, June 30 at 7.30pm, the Wharfeside Theatre will host a special charity concert by Ilkley-based singer songwriter Rupert Stroud.
Having released his debut album in 2009, Rupert will be performing a selection of songs in a concert dedicated to his grandmother who died two years ago after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
The concert is the first of a series of fundraising events for the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK. Tickets are £12 and are available by contacting the Playhouse box office.
Next month, the final play of this season will be The Years Between, by Daphne du Maurier, which runs from Wednesday, July 4, to Saturday, July 14.
Set during the Second World War, it concerns a woman whose husband, an MP, has gone missing presumed dead.
She finds a new purpose in life when she takes on her husband’s political duties and begins a new relationship. But then her life is thrown into disarray when husband reappears.
Tickets for all the above-mentioned events can be booked by calling the Playhouse box office on (01943) 609539 or go to ilkleyplayhouse.co.uk.