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Tickets to go on sale for return of Ripon Theatre Festival

This year’s Ripon Theatre Festival will take place in July with five days and six nights crammed with events and activity.

Tickets to go on sale for return of Ripon Theatre Festival Tickets are set to go on sale for the third Ripon Theatre Festival, which will take place in July. This year’s Festival will take place from Tuesday 2nd – Sunday 7th July with five days and six nights crammed with events and activity. With interest in tickets expected to be high, six of the festival’s events will go on sale on Saturday (10th February). Highlights include Britain’s leading radical theatre company, Red Ladder, a cabaret act featuring the music of Victoria Wood and a return visit from Barrie Rutter OBE. [caption id="attachment_26440" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Ripon Theatre Festival (Photo: Illyria Theatre Ltd)[/caption] This summer’s programme will see Newby Hall as a new location for festival favourites. Open-air specialists Illyria and the garden at The Old Deanery will also provide the perfect backdrop for theatre al fresco as the venue for the festival’s Sunday night Shakespearean finale. The first release of tickets includes Look After Your Knees a beautiful and touching one-woman show from up-and-coming artist Natalie Bellingham, Shakespeare’s Royals from Barrie Rutter (plus special guest), Looking for Me Friend – the Music of Victoria Wood and We’re Not Going Back – Red Ladder’s thought- provoking musical comedy set during the 1984/5 miners’ strike. Tickets also go on sale this weekend for open air family theatre at Newby Hall (The Adventures of Doctor Doolittle) and Shakespeare’s As You Like It at The Old Deanery. Full details about all the festival’s plans including street theatre, pop-up events and free family activities will be announced at the official launch on Thursday 21st March. Tickets are already on sale for this event which features comedy cook, George Egg with his latest show Set Menu. Tickets include the show, refreshments and festival information. See www.ripontheatrefestival.org for full information about all events. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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