World renowned Saxophonist John Helliwell, best known for his role in the band, Supertramp, will be the first act to take part in a new series of events from the Richard Whiteley Theatre, near Settle, titled ‘Made in the North’.
New for 2023, ‘Made in The North’ will feature those born or bred in the North of England reflecting on their journey from northerner to household name.
Former Director of Music Tim Harvey will host the first event, chatting to the Supertramp legend about his life and career from early beginnings as a young clarinettist and computer programmer through to the success of ‘Breakfast in America’ and life after Supertramp. John & Tim will intersperse their chat by playing some of their own favourite tunes, including a Supertramp favourite.
Theatre Manager, Michael Offland, explains: “We felt a new live event series that showcases just how much talent has sprung from the North was a great opportunity to inspire audiences of all ages as well as showcasing just what a great night out you can have in the Yorkshire Dales.”
John Helliwell added: “I am really looking forward to the evening. While I still record music and perform live, I haven’t done an ‘in conversation with’ style of event before and probably won’t again so it’s something a bit different and special for me.”
The event takes place on Friday 17th March. Tickets for ‘Made in the North: John Helliwell in conversation with Tim Harvey’ are on sale now.
Booking details and the full programme of upcoming events at the theatre can be found HERE