Performers set to get back on stage with comedy, music and theatre at Barnsley venue The Civic

Barnsley performing arts venue The Civic is to reopen with a mixture of Covid-safe music and theatre in the newly-revamped building.

Tuesday, 29th September 2020, 1:30 pm
Family show Little Darling is based on the Peter Pan story
Family show Little Darling is based on the Peter Pan story

The first show in the Assembly Room on November 20 features a star folk duo, Barnsley’s Kathryn Roberts and partner Sean Lakeman.

The husband and wife duo are celebrating 25 years of making music together.

They revisit and reinterpret songs which span their career, from the early days of folk supergroup Equation through to their current release Personae.

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The Last Laugh Comedy Club is back on December 4 and 5 but the line-up for the shows, promoted by BBC broadcaster and comedian Toby Foster, has yet to be announced.

Little Darling (December 19-24) is a heart-warming Christmas show based on the Peter Pan story.

The youngest Darling boy Michael takes the audience on a whimsical and fun adventure story for small people with big imaginations. The show is written for children aged 4+ but suitable for all.

In the Gallery, Northern Town (October 9-December 12, Thursday to Saturday) is a collaboration between artists Patrick Murphy and Anton Want.

The exhibition visually explores how the region has been represented and defined in writing, film and TV during the 20th century.

Painter Michael Steer’s show Panorama runs at the same time as Northern Town.

Michael was born and raised in Barnsley and currently works out of his studio in Wombwell.

His paintings invite the audience to consider the hidden depths of simple statements and discover the inherent poetry of words.

The exhibitions are free to attend but visitors need to book a time slot on the website.

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