COMEDY fans are in for a treat this weekend as Skipton Town Hall kicks off its events programme for the year with a new monthly comedy night.

Skipton Comedy Live on Friday evening will be hosted by Colin Manford - brother of Jason Manford, and will feature Vince Atta, Martin Mor and Kate McCabe. Staff at the town hall say the monthly comedy night will present 'some of the best stand-up the UK has to offer'.

In sharp contrast, Saturday evening will see a production of Macbeth.

Shakespeare’s darkest of tales, of vaulting ambition and its dreadful consequences, is brought to the stage by Michael Whitmore in a haunting new production by Quantum Theatre.

The London based theatre tours nationally with imaginative and highly engaging new productions of classic texts and Shakespeare plays adapted and directed by the artistic director, Michael Whitmore, whose flowing, inventive and easily accessible style informs all the company’s output.

Coming up later in the month are Valentine's Day special screenings of the black and white classic horror, The Bride of Frankenstein, and the musical Moulin Rouge.

There are also workshops and family events during the school half-term holidays and Sleep Pirates by Hoglets Theatre.

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