What's OnComing soon to Bakewell Town Hall...
Find further details about what’s on at Bakewell Town Hall by clicking the coloured bars. A drop-down box will then open to reveal more information. BTCT received funding in 2019 for Bakewell Live!, a project to install at large motorised cinema screen, projector, satellite receiver and 7:2 sound system to allow us to offer live streaming from the National Theatre, along with musical events and film. This was generously supported by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Devonshire Fund.
NT Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again, 6 October
by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris, based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals
A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night). After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.
Emily Burns directs this spectacularly entertaining new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals. Featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson and Kelvin Fletcher.
Mark Thomas: Black and White, 8 October
Black and White
Expect creative fun from one of our oldest surviving alternative comics. Taking down politicians. Mucking about. New ideas and finding HOPE. This award-winning comedian (is there any other type?) asks how did we get here? What are we going to do about it? Who’s up for a sing song? After lockdowns and isolation this show is about the simple act of being in a room together and toppling international capitalism.
***** “A superbly observed, lightning speed, incandescent critique of UK and world politics” THE RECS
“You’ll leave recommitted to the fight against this appalling authoritarian government, to keep that tradition alive.” Guardian 2021
8 October, 8pm (doors 7.15pm)
Dales Craft Fair, 8-9 October
Our friends return to the Town Hall, Back in their Court Room Gallery home, our favourite makers bring a gorgeous selection of handmade and handcrafted products that would make perfect gifts. From tweed handbags to hand poured candles, there’s something for everyone.
8-9 October, 10am- 4.30pm
Court Room Gallery
Film Friday: Downton Abbey A New Era, 14 October
From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes the much-anticipated cinematic return of the Crawley family. A New Era reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa. Starring Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan, Hugh Bonneville, Dominic West, Hugh Dancy, Tuppence Middleton and Elizabeth McGovern
14 October, 7.30pm
Film Friday: The Railway Children Return, 28 October
Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN is an enchanting and heart-warming adventure for a new generation. 1944 – As life in Britain’s cities becomes increasingly perilous, three evacuee children – Lily, Pattie and Ted Watts – are sent by their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth.
There to meet them on the train station platform are Bobbie Waterbury (Jenny Agutter, reprising her iconic role in the original film), her daughter, Annie, and grandson Thomas, and with their help the evacuees are soon settling into their new life in the countryside. When the children discover injured American soldier Abe, hiding out in the railyard at Oakworth Station, they are thrust into a dangerous quest to help their new friend who, like them, is a long way from home.
Starring Jenny Agutter, Sheridan Smith and Tom Courtenay
7.30pm (doors 7pm)
NT Live: The Seagull, 3 November
by Anton Chekhov, in a version by Anya Reiss
directed by Jamie Lloyd
Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut in this 21st century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness.
A young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. An actress wants to fight the changing of the times. In an isolated home in the countryside, dreams lie in tatters, hopes are dashed, and hearts broken. With nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other.
Following his critically acclaimed five-star production of Cyrano de Bergerac, Jamie Lloyd brings Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play to stage. Filmed live in London’s West End with a cast including Tom Rhys Harries (White Lines), Daniel Monks (The Normal Heart), Sophie Wu (Fresh Meat) and Indira Varma (Game of Thrones).
3 November, 7.00pm (doors 6.30)
Film Friday: Top Gun Maverick, 11 November
After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. Training a detachment of graduates for a special assignment, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly it.
Starring Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Glen Powell, Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm
7.30pm (doors 7pm)
Ivo Graham: My Future My Clutter, 18 November
Bumbling wordsmith and tripe factory returns to discuss three years of heavy-duty pranking/parenting/procrastinating since Dave’s 2019 nominations for Best Comedy Show and Joke of the Fringe (“I’ve got an Eton College advent calendar, where all the doors are opened by my father’s contacts”). As seen/heard on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, British As Folk, and fondue-set winner on Richard Osman’s House of Games.
“A hugely enjoyable hour of stand-up comedy”
“Suddenly has star-in-the-making coming off him like steam”
18 November, 8pm (doors 7.15pm)
Film Friday: Fisherman's Friends One & All, 2 December
After the highs of performing on the pyramid stage at Glastonbury, the group struggle with their second album. During a divisive tour of South Australia, they will trace their ancestors and embrace a new community, and discover their musical DNA.
The sequel is based on the second part of the Fisherman’s Friends true story about their struggles with fame, success, love, loss and navigating the bumpy road.
Starring James Purefoy, Dave Johns, Sam Swainsbury Maggie Steed, Jade Anouka and Richard Harrington.
7.30pm (doors 7pm)
NT Live: The Crucible, 26 January
by Arthur Miller
directed by Lyndsey Turner
A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller’s captivating parable of power with Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma). Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women in Salem suddenly find their words have an almighty power. As a climate of fear, vendetta and
accusation spreads through the community, no one is safe from trial.Lyndsey Turner (Hamlet) directs this contemporary new staging, designed by Tony Award-winner Es Devlin (The Lehman Trilogy). Captured live from the Olivier stage at the National Theatre.
26 January, 7.00pm (doors 6.30)
NT Live: Othello, 23 February
by William Shakespeare
directed by Clint Dyer
An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwan (The Alienist) and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance).
She’s a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He’s refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds love across racial lines has a cost. Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide.
Othello is filmed live on the Lyttleton stage of the National Theatre.
23 February, 7.00pm (doors 6.30)
Falls Clinic will return in its regular spot, on a Thursday at 1.30pm as soon as fitness classes are permitted. Michele is running her classes in a socially-distanced way. Please use the hand sanitiser, keep your distance and wear a mask if you can.
Court Room Gallery from 6 January
Yoga with Liz Bortoli
Pay-It-Forward Film Friday Ticket
Exchange your pay-it-forward tickets, which can be used, without restriction on future Film Friday events. The cinema will resume in the late autumn so keep an eye out for future films. Simply bring them along to a Film Friday screening.
Your support is much appreciated and has helped us to keep going.
BTCT received funding in 2019 for Bakewell Live!, a project to install at large motorised cinema screen, projector, satellite receiver and 7:1 sound system to allow us to offer live streaming from the National Theatre, along with musical events and film. This was generously supported by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Devonshire Fund.
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