Comedy – Stephen Merchant
7:30pm – Grand Opera House
As co-creator of the BBC’s The Office and Extras, writer, director, radio presenter, actor and stand-up comedian Stephen Merchant has come along way since he first started out as a struggling stand-up comedian in Bristol.
Music – Viols, Voices and Virginals
6:30pm – The National Centre for Early Music
Presenting a celebration of music across two centuries, three of the foremost names in the Early Music world – the viol consort Phantasm, countertenor Lestyn Davies and keyboard player Mahan Esfahani, come together for a celebration of outstanding English music including works by Orlando Gibbons, William Byrd and Henry Purcell.
Stage – The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
6:45 pm – Throughout York (Starting at The Golden Fleece Inn)
It’s the unique story, retold in many different adaptations, that seems to grip people. So this October, York Horror Tours has put on their very own production of that gripping classic starting at the Golden Fleece Inn, York’s most famous haunted pub. With special effects from Redshirt Theatre and promises of an immersive, promenade experience, this sounds like a performance like no other.
Music – Alejandro Escovedo
7:30pm – Fibbers
Alejandro Escovedo is a truly independent musician. His music ranges hugely, from episodes of barely contained musical rage, the rock of punk amid kneeled feedback; to times of a whispery harmony riding the air.