TAKING you by the hand and leading you into summer, we are completing our season with a beautiful bundle of events and a whip-smart comedy production.

We are delighted that Talking Stock productions have chosen Ilkley Playhouse as a venue for their poignant and powerful drama The Last Memory. From the pen of award-winning Yorkshire playwright Alan Stockdill, The Last Memory is inspired by the true-life story of a daughter caring for her father who has Alzheimer’s. Featuring one single act and a cast of just two, it’s an emotional and thought-provoking exploration of how memories can be held onto.

The hour-long play will be followed by an interval, then an optional Q&A session with the writer/director and actors. This is a special performance and is being supported financially by Marks & Spencer. All tickets are just £5 and proceeds from ticket sales will go to Dementia Friendly Ilkley Action Group – so as well as watching some great drama you are also supporting a great charity. The Last Memory is on for one night only, Friday 29 June, 7.30pm.

Returning to Ilkley Playhouse are the talented Haley Sisters and Jester B; together they comprise High On Harmony and will fill the Wildman studio with their California Dreaming set. This is their third concert with us: their loyal fans want them back for more!

High on Harmony will take you to a California dreamland with their acoustic-driven and frequently self-penned songs. Jester B start the evening with songs with which everyone will be familiar. The Haley Sisters, featuring Brian ‘Slider’ Smith, then take over.

Then it’s all on stage together for a “golden greats” finale. High On Harmony is on Friday, July 6 only, from 7.30pm.

July sees us getting all political with you, with a 2010 adaptation of much-loved eighties comedy series Yes, Prime Minister. The play, written by the creators of the hit TV series Anthony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, runs in the Wharfeside Theatre from Wednesday 11th to Saturday, July 21. While much has changed since the 80s, in politics and elsewhere, the comic potential of Sir Humphrey’s guile and Jim Hacker’s idiot-savant remains as powerful and hilarious as ever.

Tickets are selling well for this favourite, so go with the popular vote and book yours without delay! There will be a Signed Performance on Tuesday, July 17. Please contact the Playhouse Box Office for more information. Tickets for all events and productions can be found at www.ilkleyplayhouse.co.uk or by calling 01943 609 539.