Rockin’ Carols is back at the YM

Words and photo by Dave Barry 

The 13th annual Rockin’ Carols show at Scarborough’s YMCA Theatre can be seen at 7.30pm on 4 and 5 December.

Promoter Hilary Watts describes it as “a unique interpretation of the traditional Christmas story over the course of an hour or so in a blend of song and dance and a dash of theatre for good measure”.

As usual, the show will feature choirs and soloists, classical ballet and modern dance, traditional carols played by a rock band and an opportunity to think about the reason for the season.

The guests will be Friarage School Choir on the first night and Seamer Community Choir on the second.

“We have dance from Yorkshire Coast School of Ballet and music from a host of young performers who are with us for the first time - Circa 15, Eleanor and Libby Wood and Michael Bull”, says Hilary. 

Mike Leigh completes the musical line-up.

Tim Tubbs and Chris Curtis will provide dramatic food for thought and the YMCA’s house band will lead the singing.

The show is suitable for all ages from about 5 upwards.

Tickets cost £6 and can be bought at the box office, by ringing 506750 and online at