An Audience with Sir Ranulph Fiennes Friday 29th November – 19.30hrs / Tickets: VIP - £89 / Standard - £35
VIP Tickets – ONLY 24 AVAILABLE We are able to offer just 24 tickets to meet Sir Ranulph for an exclusive intimate pre-show reception with drinks and canapés’. This opportunity is very rare and offers ticket holders a once in a lifetime chance to be up close and personal with one of the world’s most interesting, dynamic and revered men.
Listening to Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ incredible stories leaves you dumbfounded and in a state of disbelief.
Three things stand out firstly from the big screen video entrance the 50-minute description of his life and the audience Q&A sessions that follow. He is not one to boast, he does not suffer fools gladly and he has a very dry but funny sense of humour. It is not for the faint-hearted either, with a couple of pictures of hands and feet that had been subjected to extreme cold and the ravaged faces exposed to pure Ozone.
Among the many physical problems Sir Ranulph describes, including heart-attacks and diabetes, one is very evident. Frostbite cost the explorer the fingers on his left hand and such was the pain during his wait to have them operated on in the UK (you have to wait five months on medical grounds) his description of literally taking matters into his own hands with his wife Ginny was as a bleak and matter-of-fact as any story you’ll ever hear.
It is a privilege to be in such an incredible man’s company. He is undoubtedly a Great Briton and the World’s Greatest Living Explorer. Sir Ranulph Fiennes is super human and a super human too.
If his story were not true you would not believe it and if you have not seen him live, then this event is an absolute must. When the night has finished Sir Ranulph will host a book signing where guests can purchase any of his books and have them personally signed and dedicated by the man himself.
Don't forget all you Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Fans: - Oh! What A Night' you will have here at the Forum as back by popular demand, we have the fabulous 'The New Jersey Beat', so come along and enjoy the musical story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Friday 6th September 2019 & Saturday 7th September 2019 - 19.30hrs / Tickets - £22
Brought to you direct from the West End, former cast members of 'The Jersey Boys' who have enthralled thousands of theatre goers with their portrayal of this iconic group present their own fantastic, fast paced, energetic show. Featuring timeless classics including 'Oh! What A Night', 'Ragdoll', 'Walk A Man', 'I've Got You Under My Skin', 'Sherry', 'Beggin', 'Let's Hang On' and many more hits from the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' catalogue.
"Hee Hee", "Oww"! If you are missing the true "King of Pop" we have some good news for you as we have coming to the Forum next year: - Forever Jackson Saturday 1st February 2020 - 19.30hrs / Tickets - £21
There are musicians and there are entertainers; there are rock stars and there are pop stars; but sitting above them all is the phenomenon that is Michael Jackson. The ‘UK’s No.1 Tribute to MJ’ (National Tribute Awards) pays homage to the "King of Pop" with a spectacular show featuring a hugely talented live band and an amazing all girl dance crew.
MJ himself is portrayed by Robin Parsons, a performer whose voice represents the distinctive tones of Jackson and who has been described as ‘a reincarnation’ by Michael's very own tour manager. With 100% live vocals, video backdrops and MJ’s classic dance routines you’ll be transported back in time to experience the music of a legend; from the Jackson 5’s 'I Want You Back' to the monster hit ‘Thriller’; from the electrifying ‘Smooth Criminal’ to the all-time classic ‘Billie-Jean’
As history has proven, stories about the man will come and go but the music is for everyone and will always remain ‘Forever Jackson’
It's Competition Time: Calling all Pop Divas....you know who you are!! To be in with the chance of winning a Family of 4 Ticket for this event which will be held here on Friday 1st November 2019 - 18.00hrs / Tickets - £16/£14
Don't forget we have our "Relaxed Screening" of the classic musical - Oklahoma! (U) - here at the Forum on Tuesday 20th August 2019 - 20.00hrs / Tickets £6/£5
We will be keeping the lights on low and adjusting the sound to suit the audience and there will be an interval halfway through where we will be serving complimentary teas, coffees, cake and biscuits. Please note, there is no admission charge for carers.
Even though we will be keeping the lights low, etc. to suit the audience, if you are a big fan of musicals, then please feel free to come along and purchase a ticket and enjoy listening to "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin", "Kansas City", etc.
Set in Oklahoma Territory, it tells the story of farm girl Laurey Williams (Jones) and her courtship by two rival suitors, cowboy Curly McLain (MacRae) and the sinister and frightening farmhand Jud Fry (Steiger). A secondary romance concerns Laurey’s friend, Ado Annie (Grahame), and cowboy Will Parker (Nelson), who also has an unwilling rival. A background theme is the territory’s aspiration for Statehood, and the local conflict between cattlemen and farmers.
Director: Fred Zinnemann Writers: Sonya Levien; William Ludwig Stars: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones (in her film debut), Rod Steiger, Charlotte Greenwood Run Time: 145 mins
Ladies and Gentleman, From the day he was found in a Harrods carrier bag on the steps of Guy's Hospital, Andy McNab has lived an extraordinary life. Brought up on the gritty housing estates of Peckham, South East London, as a teenage delinquent, he kicked against society.
As a young soldier he waged war against the IRA in the streets and fields of South Armagh. As a member of 22 SAS he was at the centre of covert operations for nine years – on five continents.
During the first Gulf War he commanded Bravo Two Zero, a patrol that, in the words of his commanding officer, 'will remain in regimental history for ever'.
The patrol infiltrated Iraq in January 1991, but was soon compromised. A fierce firefight with Iraqi troops ensued and the patrol was forced to escape and evade on foot to Syria. Three of the eight men were killed; four were captured after three days on the run; one escaped.
One of the four taken prisoner, McNab was held for six weeks and was relentlessly and savagely tortured. He suffered nerve damage to both hands, a dislocated shoulder, kidney and liver damage and contracted hepatitis. After six months of medical treatment he was back on active service.
Awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM) during his career, McNab was the British Army's most highly decorated serving soldier when he finally left the SAS in February 1993.
18.30hrs - Door Open / Book Collection 19.30hrs - Part 1 - An Audience with Andy McNab 20.30hrs - Interval 21.00hrs - Audience Q&A 22.00hrs - Finish
BOOKS Andy McNab has written about his experiences in the SAS in three bestselling books. "Bravo Two Zero" is the highest selling war book of all time and has sold over 10 million copies in the UK alone. It has been published in 17 countries and translated into 16 languages. "Immediate Action", McNab's autobiography, spent 18 weeks at the top of the bestseller lists. "Seven Troop" was a Sunday Times Top 5 bestseller in hardback and paperback. ... See moreSee less
Calling all you Boro Fans, Don't forget we have the lovely Bernie Slaven coming to The Forum: - Friday 23rd August 2019 - 19.30hrs / Tickets now on sale: - £10
Now that the new football season is well on it's way, this is your chance to ask Bernie what he thinks of new manager Jonathan Woodgate and what Boro's chances are this season and if he thinks they have a good chance of getting promoted.
Bernard Joseph “Bernie” Slaven is a Scottish-born footballer, who through his grandfather became eligible to feature for the Republic of Ireland at international level. Slaven made a total of 514 senior career appearances, scoring 200 goals along the way. He also pulled on the Republic of Ireland shirt seven times, scoring the only goal of his international career on his debut against Wales.
The evening promises a night that will deliver laughs, and fantastic stories of his footballing career and experiences; there will also be a Q&A and a book signing.
'Oh! What A Night' we have coming here at the Forum for all you music lovers! Back by popular demand we have the fabulous 'The New Jersey Beat', come along and enjoy the musical story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, here on Friday 6th September 2019 & Saturday 7th September 2019 - 19.30hrs / Tickets - £22
Brought to you direct from the West End, former cast members of 'The Jersey Boys' who have enthralled thousands of theatre goers with their portrayal of this iconic group present their own fantastic, fast paced, energetic show.
Featuring timeless classics including 'Oh! What A Night', 'Ragdoll', 'Walk A Man', 'I've Got You Under My Skin', 'Sherry', 'Beggin', 'Let's Hang On' and many more hits from the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' catalogue.
August Special Offer! Buy tickets up until 31st August 2019 for Tom Rolfe's Variety Emporium / Friday 20th September 2019 - 19.30hrs at the special price of £10 each.....Bargain!
So if Variety is the spice of you life why don't you come along and be entertained! Complimentary fizz is on arrival courtesy of their Vegas Show Girls the 'Variety Emporium' is definitely a show not to be missed!
This event will feature mesmerising magic, dynamic daredevils, high speed juggling, hilarious ventriloquism and side splitting comedy all with a retro twist! The headline act 'John Archer' was on 'Britain's Got Talent' Semi-Finals, please click on the link below to see him in action: -
Calling All Record & Vinyl Fans! Here at the Forum on Sunday 1st September 2019 between 9.30hrs - 16.00hrs, Betterdaze Record Shop have organised a new Northallerton Record Fair.
Please feel free to come along and you never know you may even bag yourself a bargain or a rare vinyl! Record dealers will be here on the day from all over the North and there will also be a Juke Box Exhibition! ... See moreSee less
Fans of "Only Fools & Horses", don't forget that we have the one and only Boycie - John Challis coming to the Forum on Saturday 9th November 2019 - 19.30hrs / Tickets - £18
Boycie On Visiting Nelson Mandela House "I'd like to get away as quick as possible. I've left my Mercedes parked downstairs and you know what they're like on this estate. They'd have the wheels off a Jumbo if it flew too low."
To read more about the tour, please click on the newspaper clipping below that was in the Northern Echo.
Films showing in August: - Men In Black: International (PG) Toy Story 4 (PG) Sometimes. Always Never (12A) Yesterday (12A) / Spider-Man: Far From Home (12A) The Queen's Corgi (PG) Oklahoma! (U) - Relaxed Screening The Lion King 2019 (PG) Robert The Bruce (15)
Just to let you all know Wildlife Cameraman Doug Allan who will be here for at the Forum on Monday 4th November 2019, will be talking about his forthcoming tour "Wild Images, Wild Life" to Geoff Lloyd on BBC Radio 5 Live this weekend at 09.35hrs. Geoff has taken over Danny Baker’s slot, so will be an interesting listen.
Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman Doug Allan for highlights from the most challenging assignments of his 35 years filming wildlife in the remotest places on Earth. Find out if snow leopards or leopard seals are the most scary; discover how to get close to the biggest fish in the sea and whether your eyeballs freeze at minus 50.
"Wildlife cameramen don’t come much more special than Doug Allan" - Sir David Attenborough
Born in Fife, Doug Allan spent seven years in Antarctica as a Scientist, research diver and photographer for the British Antarctic Survey, before changing direction to full time freelance filming in 1983.