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NT Live At Home: One Man, Two Guv'nors: from 2 April

One Man, Two Guv’nors

At a time when many theatre fans around the world aren’t able to visit National Theatre Live venues or local theatres, we’re excited to introduce National Theatre at Home. Every Thursday at 7pm UK time, a much-loved National Theatre Live play will be made freely available to watch via the National Theatre’s YouTube channel, and then available to watch on-demand for seven days. National Theatre Live have undertaken this because they believe theatre is for everyone and want to support our fans at home in these unpredictable times. They thank all of the amazing artists who have given their permission to share these plays in this way.

Plays to be streamed and dates:

Thursday 2 April –One Man, Two Guvnors

Watch for free here….

Thursday 9 April –Jane Eyre
Thursday 16 April –Treasure Island
Thursday 23 April –Twelfth Night
More titles will be announced at a later date
NT Live At Home: Jane Eyre, 9 April

Jane Eyre

Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë’s masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic last year, when the story was performed over two evenings. Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance.

From Thursday April 9

You can watch for free here…

Pay-it-Forward NT Live / Streamed Event Tickets

Pay-it-Forward NT Live TicketsPay-it-Forward

NT Live and streamed events

Exchange your cancelled bookings for pay-it-forward tickets, which can be used, without restriction on future events. These pay-it-forward tickets help Bakewell Town & Community Trust to keep going, looking after the Town Hall, supporting our community and bringing the very best in entertainment, cinema, comedy and music to Bakewell.

Your support is much appreciated.

Tickets £14

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Pay-It-Forward Film Friday Ticket

Pay-it-Forward Film Friday TicketsPay-it-Forward

Film Friday

Exchange your cancelled bookings for pay-it-forward tickets, which can be used, without restriction on future events. These pay-it-forward tickets help Bakewell Town & Community Trust to keep going, looking after the Town Hall, supporting our community and bringing the very best in entertainment, cinema, comedy and music to Bakewell.

Your support is much appreciated.

Tickets £5

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Dales Craft Fairs: CANCELLED

Dales Craft Fair: CANCELLED

All our craft dates have been cancelled until further notice. We will resume when restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so. Please do search out our makers, most of whom are on social media such as Instagram, and consider buying online. Please support independent businesses and makers through this difficult time. 

Our lovely friends return on 28 March with lots of beautiful handmade crafts for sale. Sample jams and chutneys, find the perfect handbag and capture the perfect view with a great photograph. A great range of makers with real skill and talent. Treat yourself or find that perfect thoughtful gift.

Dales Craft Fair28 & 29 March

10 – 12 April (Easter)

2 & 3; 23-25 May

13 & 14 June

11 & 12;  25 & 26  July

8 & 9; 29-31 August

12 & 13; 26 & 27 September

10 & 11; 24 & 25 October

7 & 8; 21 & 22 November

5 & 6 December

Free Entry.

Court Room Gallery, 10 – 4.30pm.




Film Friday: Judy, 20 March * CANCELLED

Film Friday: JudyJudy

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer.” Starring Bafta-winner Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell and Michael Gambon.

Renée Zellweger is phenomenally good in this captivating account of Judy Garland’s final London concert run. THE GUARDIAN

20 March, 7.30pm

£5 OTD

Certificate 12. Read the BBFC Guidelines here…


ABBA Sensation, 27 March * RESCHEDULED

ABBA SensationABBA Sensation

Widely considered to be one of the best ever ABBA Tribute Acts, they play to packed theatres and festivals throughout Europe. A stunning stage show, which combines costume changes, lighting effects and a faithful reproduction of the ABBA sound.

A great evening’s entertainment is guaranteed for all age ranges.
The band love audience participation, so you can sing along, clap or even get up and dance.

5 February 7.30pm (doors 7pm)


TICKETS £13.50

01629 810152


Film Friday: Knives Out, 3 April *CANCELLED

Film Friday: Knives OutKnives Out

Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. Starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie-Lee Curtiss, Michael Shannon and Don Johnson.

3 April, 7.30pm

£5 OTD

Certificate 12. Read the BBFC guidance here…

Simon Evans: The Work of the Devil, 10 April RESCHEDULED for 13 March

Simon EvansSimon Evans: The Work of the Devil

Simon Evans’ last show, Genius 2.0 (***** “A Masterclass” The Scotsman) provided an hilarious analysis of the departure of any visible sign of intelligence from modern life. But his new show raises the stakes, with his usual excoriating views of a world on fire given a perspective shift from personal revelations that turned his world upside down this year.

After twenty years of watching one of the country’s most erudite, and downright funny comedians, Simon Evans’s fans could be excused for thinking they know who is and what he’s about. Dry, teasingly non-PC and openly baffled by much of modern life – not to say his own family – Evans has created a strongly defined on-stage persona that has served him well over that time.

But incredible revelations about his true identity left him reeling last year – and have made his new tour show, The Work of the Devil, by far his most memorable, and thought provoking work to date. It’s also his most engaging, audiences reporting that tears of laughter mingled at the end with stronger currents of emotion.

“It’s an unusual show for me in that regard,” he says. “Because the message of the show – almost beyond my conscious control – has become one that is genuinely heart-warming and uplifting, rather than just another weary sigh at society’s collapsing values and so on. And honestly, I couldn’t be happier. The subject matter, the show itself and audience reaction to it – it’s no exaggeration to say that it had a positive effect on my mental health, just performing it every night.”

It’s a very different kind of vibe to his last show, Genius 2.0, about the effect that “dumbing down” has had on everything from our political culture to our kids.“It starts in a similar vein – scrutinising identity politics and resurgent Nationalism, subjecting them to my usual piggy-eyed scrutiny and scepticism. But then we move through a gradual shift of perspective as I approach the Big Reveal – the news I received last year that throws literally everything I’ve said in the show – and arguably as a comedian, ever – into a dramatic new light.

The title of the show – The Work of The Devil, comes from Evans’ comedic hero, Douglas Adams. “It’s from one of his unpublished, unfinished passages for Dirk Gently –  a theory about the three different stages of progress in everyone’s life. Firstly, there’s what existed before you were born and until the age of about 12 or 13: with me, I grew up accepting that television, for instance, simply existed. Then there are things which are invented in our late teens and 20s which are exciting innovations that offer us opportunities to experience the thrills our parents never knew. For me, again, computers, digital watches, and arguably sandwich toasters. And then there are things which arrive from our mid-30s onwards, by which point we can no longer keep up with change and which we therefore denounce as the work of The Devil. Any innovation that arrives after that point leaves you saying ‘You mark my words – no good will come of this’.”

Adams intends the theory to relate to technology, but Evans wonders if it is becoming relevant to our relationship with political and social change too now. Everything from changing family structures to geo-political transformations are creating a world that Evans initially feels requires a healthy dose of his good old fashioned, robust common sense. But then comes the big surprise, as Evans virtually whips the rug away from under his own feet.

Tempting though it is to drop clues, the show will be that much more rewarding for those who have no idea what is coming. But satisfyingly, it does follow on organically from some of the loose ends that were left at the end of Genius 2.0.“Part of the inspiration for Genius 2.0 was my sense that my own intelligence, memory, focus, reaction times and so on were all in steep decline, and at a younger age than I would suggest that was inevitable. I did routines about it that got laughs of recognition, but at the back of my mind I had a niggling doubt that this was beyond normal deterioration. It was my investigation into that which yielded the new information which birthed this show.

And Simon is also finding that his stand-up is, to paraphrase an old ad, hitting a spot that other comedians cannot reach. “What I’m gradually realising is that while my views may not have changed that much, the world has shifted underneath me, and I’m now something of an outlier. There seems to be more of a political consensus among comedians than ever before, for want of a better word, and half the country is struggling to find their voice heard; what has happened, of course, is Brexit. It has polarised the nation, and the overwhelming majority of comedians seem very comfortable expressing their Remain views and I do feel that I’m getting an audience which is looking for a break from all that. Not that I’m pro-Brexit exactly, but ironically, I have preached a lot more tolerance for a wider range of views, even though I’ve made my career in character as the most intolerant old bugger you can imagine.”

The joy of any Simon Evans stand-up show is to watch a comic at the peak of his powers dissecting big ideas and exploring complex notions while finding great jokes within it all. The Work of The Devil, however, delivers all that – plus the most incredible true story, one that brings a completely new dimension to stand-up comedy and which will stay with you for a very long time.

‘Dynamite’ ★★★★ The Times 

“A gripping and, ultimately heart-warming tale… rich with Evans’ wit and caustic observation.” (**** The Scotsman)

“You expect a high standard of stand-up from this veteran performer. But in sharing something so deeply personal, he’s exceeded what seemed to be his full potential… I’d expect it to get even better when it goes out on tour. Outstanding stuff.” ( **** ½ Chortle)

Simon Evans is the star of Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth & Simon Evans Goes To Market. Simon has made appearances on This Week, Question Time, Celebrity Mastermind, Pointless Celebrities and Mastermind The Professionals.

We have rescheduled this for 13 March 2021. Everyone with tickets for 11 April have been transferred to new date. If you would like a refund, do get in touch.

Tickets £15/13

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Town Hall Chamber Series: Rossi String Quartet, 26 April RESCHEDULED

Town Hall Chamber SeriesTown Hall Chamber Series

Rossi String Quartet

with Jan Bradley, percussionist.

Works  for quartet and percussion, to include Franz Schubert’s Death and the Maiden.

Liz Rossi – Violin

John Purton – Violin

Julian Mottram – Viola

Maya Kashif – Cello

Jan Bradley – Percussion

*We will Reschedule this concert for later in the year.

Tickets £15


Film Friday: Parasite, 1 May *CANCELLED


Described by its multi-Oscar-winning creator as “a comedy without clowns, a tragedy without villains”, Parasite is more Shakespearean than Hitchockian – a tale of two families from opposite ends of the socioeconomic spectrum, told with the trademark genre-fluidity that has seen Bong’s back catalogue slip seamlessly from murder mystery, via monster movie, to dystopian future-fantasy and beyond. We first meet the Kim family, headed by father Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho) and mother Chung-sook (Chang Hyae-jin), in their lowly semi-basement home, hunting for stray wifi coverage and leaving their windows open to benefit from bug-killing street fumigation. They have nothing but one another and a shared sense of hard-scrabble entrepreneurism. So when son Ki-woo (Choi Woo-shik) is faced with an unexpected opportunity to home-tutor a rich schoolgirl, he gets his gifted artist sister, Ki-jung (Park So-dam), to forge a college certificate, bluffing his way into the job and into the home of the Park family.

“A miracle of a film. It feels like Bong Joon-ho’s already extraordinary career has been building to this: a riotous social satire that’s as gloriously entertaining as it is deeply sardonic” Mark Kermode

Friday 1 May, 7.30pm

£5 OTD

Certificate 15 You can read the BBFC guidance here…

NT Live: The Welkin, CANCELLED

National Theatre Live: CANCELLED

The Welkin

a new play by Lucy Kirkwood

All tickets will be refunded. Please consider buying a pay-it-forward ticket, which can be redeemed for any NT Live event of your choice, without time limits. This will help us be there when the crisis is over.

One life in the hands of 12 women.

Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.

When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst.

James Macdonald (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr. Selfridge) in this bold and gripping thriller from Tony Award-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, Skins). Broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

21 May, 7pm (doors 6.30pm)

Tickets £14
NT Live: Leopoldstadt, 25 June


A new play by Tom Stoppard

Directed by Patrick Marber

Regarded as ‘Britain’s greatest living playwright’ (Times), Academy and Tony Award-winner Tom Stoppard’s critically acclaimed new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann Merz, a factory owner and baptised Jew now married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world.

We follow his family’s story across half a century, passing through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. A company of 40 actors represent each generation of the family in this epic, but intimate play.

Filmed live on stage in London’s West End, ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece is magnificent’ (Independent) and should not be missed.

25 June, 7pm (doors 6.30pm)

Tickets £14

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NT Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again, 23 July

NT Live Jack Absolute Flies AgainJack Absolute Flies Again

by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris

based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals

Broadcast live from the National Theatre – 23 July 2020. From the writer of One Man, Two Guvnors comes a hilarious new play, set in 1940s British summertime.

After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to rejoin his fearless young Hurricane squadron at RAF Fontwell. Once back on British soil, Jack is shocked to find his old flame, Lydia, on the base. He sets his sights on winning her heart, but with turbulence and hilarity never far away, his advances quickly turn to anarchy.
Thea Sharrock (Me Before You) directs a cast including Caroline Quentin and Richard Fleeshman in this joyous farce.

Thursday 23 July, 7pm.


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Andre Rieu 2020 Maastrict Concert, 1 August

Andre Rieu: Maastrict 2020Andre Rieu

2020 Maastrict Concert

Music has the magical power to heal and to bring people together like no other art form. Following his very successful 70th birthday concert in cinemas, André Rieu invites you and your loved ones to a spectacular evening of music from his hometown Maastricht. Happy Together will be the feel-good music cinema event of the year! You are never alone when you have André in your life. No-one who can pull at your heartstrings, move you to tears and make you laugh quite like the King of Waltz! Revel in the enchanting sound of André Rieu’s violin, along with his incomparable Johann Strauss Orchestra, world-class sopranos and the Platin Tenors. Get ready for a magnificent open-air concert featuring popular classics, show-tunes and of course, waltzes that carry you away.

This unique cinema experience also brings you surprise special guests, backstage access and an exclusive interview with the maestro himself. So be our guest for this musical celebration making new friends in cinemas as you sing along, sway and waltz in the aisles…see you there!

Saturday 1st August, 7.30pm

Running time: 180 mins

Tickets 01629 810152

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Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together, * Rescheduled 12 September

Michael Ball and Alfie BoeMichael Ball and Alfie Boe- Back Together

The world’s ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are ‘Back Together’ and set to delight cinema audiences up and down the country with the final show of their sold-out tour. Hot on the heels of their star turns in the West End’s phenomenally successful staged concert of Les Misérables, Ball and Boe will reunite to tour their third album ‘Back Together’ following the number one best-selling hits ‘Together’ and ‘Together Again’.

The superstar pair will take on their favourite musical theatre, pop and rock tracks at the O2 Arena, performing songs such as ‘The Greatest Show’ ‘Something Inside so Strong’ and a brilliantly arranged ‘Queen Medley’. Showcasing their phenomenal voices and undeniable on-stage chemistry, Ball and Boe’s irresistible charm will undoubtedly light up the big screen.

Saturday 12 September 7:30pm

Tickets £14

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Running Time: 150mins (including interval)
Cert: 12A
ABBA Sensation RESCHEDULED DATE, 5 February

ABBA SensationABBA Sensation

Widely considered to be one of the best ever ABBA Tribute Acts, they play to packed theatres and festivals throughout Europe. A stunning stage show, which combines costume changes, lighting effects and a faithful reproduction of the ABBA sound.

A great evening’s entertainment is guaranteed for all age ranges.
The band love audience participation, so you can sing along, clap or even get up and dance.

5 February, 7.30pm

Tickets £13.50

*Please call to exchange/rebook tickets from 27 March cancellation.

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