• 04 June 2020

'The Lamproom Daily' - Day 73 - Looking back to Friends of The Lamproom raising funds with 'Calendar Girls'

Back in 2013, The Lamproom Theatre Company brought the sell-out production of 'Calendar Girls' to the stage. It was a huge success and it helped raise funds for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. Here is a photograph of some of the Friends, with Louise Armitage (Director) and representatives of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. The Friends of The Lamproom Theatre are involved in all aspects of The Lamproom, from fund raising to social events and, of course, welcoming patrons to The Lamproom, showing them to their seats, selling them an ice cream or a drink and being there in case of an emergency - if you fancy joining them once we re-open, ring Ruth Pearson on 01226 249611 for further details - what are you waiting for?....

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  • 03 June 2020

'The Lamproom Daily' - Day 72 - A look back to 'The Barnsley Belles'....

'The Barnsley Belles' took to the stage at The Lamproom back in 2013 - fresh from the pen of Jack Land Noble, the story of life in the back-streets of Barnsley was a huge success and has since been performed in Salford - it starred Irene Jones, Mary Creasey and Ruth Burbidge.

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  • 02 June 2020

'The Lamproom Daily' - Day 71 - When We Are Married!

This week is the week that many Lamproom patrons should have been watching The Lamproom Theatre Company performing the classic J B Preistley play 'When We Are Married'. Of course, it has been cancelled, but why not spend an evening this week watching the play at home - here is the You Tube file for you to enjoy! https://youtu.be/Q7X4xkWnNcg

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  • 01 June 2020

'The Lamproom Daily' - Day 70 - Are you the winner of the £1000 June draw?....

The draw for The Lamproom 100 Club for June has been made and we can announce that the winner is Mr J Love of Barnsley - congratulations to him! He has been notified of his good fortune and his winnings (£1000) will be with him very soon. If you are not a member of The Lamproom 100 Club and would like to join, we do still have a few numbers left, read on for full details......

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  • 31 May 2020

'The Lamproom Daily' - Day 69 - Looking back in time with LYTES....

We have been sent a photograph by Peter Booth showing a contingent from LYTES taking part in The Mayor's Parade in Barnsley many years ago - the costumes were from their production of 'Oh What a Lovely War' - Who do you recognise?...

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  • 30 May 2020

'The Lamproom Daily' - Day 68 - Looking forward to 2021 with The Yorkshireman Company..

We have a sneak preview of a brand new production from the pen of our very own Jack Land Noble - 'Cheeky Bleeders' is set to take to the stage at The Lamproom in 2021 - click on the link to have a look - you won;t want to miss this one! https://www.facebook.com/JLN89/videos/10157478901963107/

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  • 29 May 2020

'The Lamproom Daily' - Day 67 - a pantomime 'flashback' to 2013....

Whilst we are many months away from pantomime season ('Oh Yes We Are!') - we looked through our archive of photographs and found this one from the 2013 pantomime - 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. Can you name the characters and who performed each role? This years' pantomime is scheduled to be 'Aladdin' - watch this space for details of when tickets go on sale....

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  • 28 May 2020

'The Lamproom Daily' - Day 66 - Our very own Jack Land Noble entertains....

As a self-confessed Eurovision nut, I thought - as there’s no contest this year (...was that a faint cheer from certain quarters) - we’d dust off the old europop songbook and celebrate with a classic, ‘stripped back’ at the piano {DISCLAIMER: Mr. Land Noble will remain dressed throughout this saga} Here’s Israel’s timeless 1979 winner. An anthem for our times? Not ‘arf! Feel free to share and spread some feelgood love! https://www.facebook.com/JLN89/videos/10157436460033107/

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  • 27 May 2020

'The Lamproom Daily' - Day 65 - Box Office news....

With effect from Thursday 28 May 2020 the Box Office at The Lamproom Theatre will be CLOSED until such time as we are able to re-open the theatre. At the present time we do not have any indication of when this will be - as soon as we have any news we will post it on this website, Facebook and Twitter, as well as sending out details to anyone who is on our mailing list who has provided us with an e-mail address. If you wish to be added to our mailing list please send your name, postal address, telephone number and e-mail address to enquires@barnsleylamproom.com All refunds for the current season have now been actioned - if you have any queries about a refund please ring the Theatre Manager on 01226 249611 between 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

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  • 26 May 2020

'The Lamproom Daily' - Day 64 - It's a family affair at The Lamproom....

Over the years many families have been involved in productions at The Lamproom, and in 2012 the Lees family were all involved! The head of the family, Martyn Lees, has been performing in and Directing plays and musical productions in the area since 1973. He is Directing ‘Hello Dolly!’, his fourth production with The Lamproom Musical Theatre Company. His previous productions for the Company have been ‘Mr Scrooge’, ‘Carousel’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘ A Musical Mystery Tour’. Martyn met his wife, Lesley in 1985, when they were both members of Wakefield West Riding Operatic Society, and Lesley has been involved in many of the productions that Martyn has appeared in, usually in the chorus. When their three children, Joshua, Holly and Ben came along, they also became involved in their parents passion for the stage, appearing in many amateur productions throughout the years. All three are appearing in ‘Hello Dolly!’ So – it really is a family affair at The Lamproom!

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  • 25 May 2020

'The Lamproom Daily' - Day 63 - Live on Radio 2!...

Our Theatre Manager decided to contact Jeremy Vine on Radio when she heard that he was doing a piece about theatres and the issues they face because of Coronavirus - it worked! She spoke on Friday as part of the debate and hope that she did us proud! Here is the link to listen to what she had to say:- https://www.facebook.com/lstheatreproductions/videos/694728444679015/

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  • 24 May 2020

‘The Lamproom Daily’ - Day 62 - Who remembers Harry Worth?

First staged at The Lamproom in 2015, we’re thrilled to have ‘My name is Harry Worth’ for your viewing pleasure! A one-man tour-de-force, the play is a wonderful tribute to a British comedy idol and Barnsley’s finest comic son, written and performed by our own Jack Land Noble. https://youtu.be/qMhFGQedpBE

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  • 23 May 2020

'The Lamproom Daily' - Day 61 - 'It's a beautiful day' with the music of Michael Buble....

Today should have been the day we welcomed Craig Williams, singing the music of Michael Buble with a 16 piece live big-band - once again, our plans have been thwarted, but here is 'It's a beautiful day', performed by Craig with the live big-band sound - we look forward to welcoming them to The Lamproom in 2021. https://youtu.be/r-XmCP4NOAs

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  • 22 May 2020

'The Lamproom Daily' - Day 60 - The Lamproom Laughs Out Loud.....

Tonight we should all have been 'Laughing Out Loud' at The Lamproom, enjoying an evening of classic British variety entertainment, headlined by Yorkshire’s King of Comedy Johnnie Casson. Joining him were award-winning comedian and impressionist Ben Nickless, from Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights Steve Royle and, our compère and host, the Lamproom’s own Jack Land Noble. Here is a clip of Johnnie Casson, we hope that you will indeed 'Laugh Out Loud' LOL!!! https://youtu.be/Fx47YyDJcr8

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  • 21 May 2020

'The Lamproom Daily' - Day 59 - Can you 'Bend and Snap'?!....

The Lamproom Musical Theatre Company may not have been able to 'Bend' at rehearsals or 'Snap' on show week but that hasn't stopped them from celebrating all things Legally Blonde!! 👱🏻‍♀️💞 Stay positive everyone! Soon we'll get to Bend and Snap together... 💃🕺 https://www.facebook.com/LamproomMTC/videos/616714352251514/

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  • 20 May 2020

'The Lamproom Daily' - Day 58 - 'And this is my friend, Mr Laurel'.....

The Lamproom Theatre should have been welcoming Jeffrey Holland of 'Hi-De-Hi' fame today. He was to perform his one-man play 'And this is my friend Mr Laurel' - an Edinburgh Festival success about Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. To give you a flavour of the show (and to whet your appetite for when it is re-arranged), we've found a clip from a performance in 2017 - enjoy! https://youtu.be/w1RbtegOrz4

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  • 19 May 2020

'The Lamproom Daily' - Day 57 - Important news from The Box Office....

The Box Office at The Lamproom will be open on Wednesday as usual for telephone enquiries only. Everyone who had tickets booked for any shows at The Lamproom between now and September will by now have either had a refund done directly to their card, or a letter, advising them to call the Box Office to obtain a refund. PLEASE can we ask that you ring the Box Office on 01226 200075 between 10.00 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. on either Wednesday 20 or Wednesday 27 May so that we can make sure all refunds have been done before the end of May - thank you for your anticipated assistance in this matter - we do appreciate it!

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  • 18 May 2020

'The Lamproom Daily' - Day 56 - more football legends at The Lamproom...

As it is looking as though some sort of football may return to our lives soon, we thought we would look back at the football legends that have kindly supported The Lamproom over the years with 'An Evening With'.... First up is Bobby Hassell, who was with us in 2012 and entertained us with his stories and recollections of his time with You Reds! https://youtu.be/WQpiOV_AZlM Bobby supports mental health causes and as it's Mental Health Awareness week what better time to share his views:-

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  • 17 May 2020

'The Lamproom Daily' - Day 55 - Another John Hudson song....

Barnsley's very own John Hudson has been entertaining in his village in Dorset every Thursday evening at 6.00 p.m. - it's a wonder we can't here him back in Barnsley - we'll have to wait until next year for that! 'An opera singer's weekly performances to cheer up his village during lockdown are so loud they can be heard three miles away. Tenor John Hudson lives in Dorset's Piddle Valley and its natural acoustics help carry his booming voice across the countryside. Mr Hudson, who should have been on tour of Sweden now, has taken to singing on his doorstep every Thursday at 6pm before the weekly 'clap for carers.' https://youtu.be/6A7zCi9zcMA

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  • 16 May 2020

'The Lamproom Daily' - Day 54 - Memories of Alvin Stardust....

Did you know that the late, great Alvin Stardust graced the stage at The Lamproom Theatre in recent years? He and his band entertained us in style in February 2012 - it was a packed house and we were treated to a night of great musicianship and nostalgia with many of his most recognised hits and some that we had not heard before - he was a lovely bloke into the bargain - thanks Alvin! https://youtu.be/b0ZqNBd_orI

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