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Welcome to a new season Welcome to The Hawth’s new season packed with wonderful shows to delight and entertain everyone in the coming months. August is traditionally a quiet month in the theatre world but there will be a lot of activity behind the scenes as Parkwood Theatres and Crawley Borough Council look to invest in the future of the venue with proposed developments including plans for the box office and reception areas and new seating in the Studio.

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There’ll be changes on the catering side too with new menus and ideas currently in the planning stages. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Front cover: Chicago (page 24)

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Highlights of the coming season include the

As we work on plans for the future digital

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opening concerts of the 2012/13 Classical

cinema its time we say farewell to the old

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Music Season which we’re delighted will again

35mm film technology – in celebration we’ve

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feature Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as well

put together some cinema classics to enjoy

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as The English Concert and Armonico Consort

on the big screen including Casablanca,

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in addition to Studio recitals by thrilling

The Wizard of Oz and The Lion King as well

new talents.

as this year’s The Artist, winner of 5 Oscars.

There’s plenty of Razzle Dazzle as the

Regular favourites, the Crawley Blues Festival

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booking and access

award-winning West End and Broadway

and Black History Month Celebration both

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Business opportunities

musical Chicago returns by public demand

make welcome returns in October in addition

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following its previous sell-out visit.

to a season of the best in comedy, drama,

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dance and music.

Don’t miss... The English Concert 4 October

Tavaziva Dance 11 October

One World Celebration 13 October

Chicago 29 October – 3 November

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Celebrate at The Hawth The Hawth is the perfect place to host any celebration!

Pre-Theatre Dining

Arts Bistro Light Bites

Make your visit to The Hawth even more memorable by combining your theatre experience with a delicious pre-show meal in the warm and inviting Arts Bistro.

Open weekdays from 11am for morning coffee, tea, cakes and pastries and from 12pm – 2pm for lunch. Arts Bistro offers delicious light bites perfect for lunchtime, including salads, omelettes, filled jacket potatoes, paninis, and freshly prepared daily specials.

Come along up to two hours before the show and choose from our tempting menu of freshly cooked meals which includes roast of the day, traditional favourites, a selection of daily specials and an array of desserts you’ll find hard to resist. Reserving your table couldn’t be easier, simply book with the box office when you order your theatre tickets. Whether you are looking for something to a complement your meal or simply want to enjoy a drink with friends, The Hawth boasts two fully stocked bars and an excellent wine list.

A children’s menu is also available weekdays and prior to all family shows Free wi-fi is available throughout the building.

Set in over 40 acres of woodland, The Hawth’s flexible layout lends itself to wedding receptions, anniversaries, birthdays and business celebrations. Our dedicated team have over 20 years experience and will work closely with you to ensure we create the perfect menu to complement your event. Please call 01293 859958 for more details or to arrange a visit email hawthcatering@parkwoodtheatres.co.uk

Corporate Entertaining Give clients and potential customers the VIP treatment with a night out at The Hawth. Meet your guests for preshow drinks in the Arts Bistro or private Tennyson room and then sit down to a night of superb entertainment.

Hiring The Hawth The Hawth is a unique, inspiring and affordable venue in which to stage your business event. Our versatile range of rooms and spaces ensures that whether you’re hosting a meeting, training day, conference or product launch, we can tailor a space to suit you. To find out more contact: Jackie Draper 01293 859949 | hawthhire@parkwoodtheatres.co.uk

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Celebrating cultures from all over the world Celebrating cultures from all over the world. Going Global continues to showcase talents from all corners of the world. Look out for Crawley Black History Month events around the town and come along to The Hawth on Sat 13 October for the One World Celebration Night, an evening of African rhythms, Caribbean sounds and a party atmosphere to get you dancing. Going Global is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Going Global is proudly sponsored by

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Hawth Friends – Save £££s! Save money on shows throughout the year, find out about productions before anyone else, enjoy exclusive social events and trips and receive the quarterly Hawth Talk magazine. Annual membership is just £10 for individuals (over60/ES40: £7), £15 for a couple (£10 over 60) and £20 for a family of four. Call the Box Office or visit the website to start saving money today!

Access Performances

Talking Programmes are available prior to the following performance: The English Concert Thur 4 Oct 7.30pm

Forthcoming performances which will be BSL interpreted: Chicago Fri 2 Nov 8.30pm (Signer: Donna Ruane) Aladdin Sat 15 Dec 2.30pm & 7.30pm (Signer: Ann McAllister) Performances which will be Audio Described: Chicago Sat 3 Nov 5pm Aladdin Sat 15 Dec 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sat 20 Oct 7.30pm Crawley Audio Description Service offers background information on the production and performers prior to selected performances. The service is via headsets and begins 20 minutes before the performance. This brochure is available in large print, Braille, audio tape/cd and emailed text versions on request. For further details including discounted ticket prices contact the box office on 01293 553636.

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Sat 25 August

Fri 14 & Sat 15 September

Sun 16 September

Mon 17 September

2.30pm & 7.30pm • Studio

7pm • Theatre

12noon - 2.30pm • Spotlight

7.30pm • Theatre

Ariel Young Actors

Fi Steps

Jazz Lunch

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Explosive Beats

That’ll Be The Day

Ariel Young actors proudly present their latest show, featuring the best from West End and Broadway musicals including Wicked, Glee, Les Miserables and We Will Rock You and new takes on numbers from more established shows.

Over 180 versatile, vibrant and talented young people perform an array of energetic song and dance numbers. Music from pop to musicals.

Karen Lane & Paul Malsom

With its vibrant cast, peppered with the youngsters from Ariel Drama Academy, this is a production not to miss if you like your show tunes with attitude, delivered by a local cast brimming with vitality and conviction.

A highly entertaining, lively and exciting evening not to be missed. Hire - A Fi Steps (amateur) production

The ever-popular Jazz Lunch returns with Australian vocalist Karen Lane, a favourite of Michael Parkinson, and the talented guitarist Paul Malsom. The duo will be performing a soothing session of Brazilian-influenced jazz. Enjoy the music alongside a traditional roast with a choice of meats and desserts. Fish and vegetarian options available. Advance booking essential.

Hire – An Ariel (amateur) production www.arielct.co.uk

Brand New 2012 Show Prepare for a party as the legendary That’ll Be The Day, the nation’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show returns by popular demand. This hugely entertaining rock ‘n’ roll spectacular features an all-new line up of knock-out hits from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s mixed with loads of new zany comedy routines to produce a show with a real feel-good party atmosphere. Now in its 27th year of touring continuously in the UK and Europe, That’ll Be The Day is living proof that rock ‘n’ roll will never die! www.thatllbetheday.com

Tickets: £10

Tickets: Fri & Sat 7pm: £14 (discounts: £12.50)

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‘a lovely singer... highly recommended’ Michael Parkinson

‘great value for money.... not to be missed’ Daily Mail

Tickets: £18.50

Tickets: £22.50

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Joe Brown Join Joe with his five-piece band including his son and producer Pete, for an evening of timeless classics, rockabilly, gospel, country, folk and rock ‘n’ roll. Interwoven with Joe’s effervescent delivery and humorous reminiscences, this sensational show is a musical journey not to be missed. www.joebrown.co.uk

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Thur 20 – Sat 22 September 7.30pm plus Sat 2.30pm • Theatre

Soap Opera A spoof murder mystery set behind the scenes at the failing TV soap HollyEnders Street. Leslie Grantham (Dirty Den in EastEnders), is joined by Graham Cole (The Bill), Louis Emerick (Mick Johnson in Brookside and PC Walsh in Last Of The Summer Wine), Lee Otway (Hollyoaks), Hattie Hayridge (Red Dwarf) and the hilarious Kev Orkian star in this brand new comedy. HollyEnders has been on air for 15 years, and viewing figures are the worst they’ve ever been. A new, hard-nosed producer is brought in to save the show. Characters are cut, stories are sexed up and new blood is brought in. Before long the cast are at war, the writers are on strike and then somebody snaps - blood is spilled and a body is discovered. The detective in charge of the investigation, a life-long fan of the show, arrives to solve the case... Pre-Show Offer: Special of the Day plus a dessert for £12.50. Reserve a table with the box office when you book your seats.

Tickets: £20 (discounts: £17.50), groups 10 or more: £15

Tickets: £23.50

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Tue 25 September

Wed 26 September

7.45pm • Studio

7.45pm • Studio

Watkins Dance

Studio Jazz

Angled Eye

Derek Nash with Dave Newton

Angled Eye explores four works from up-and-coming choreographer Anna Watkins who trained at Rambert School and currently dances with Tavaziva Dance. Broken Silence - we enter this world with a voice but somehow I am silenced? I will un-silence myself just this once for you to hear me and notice me, this is me! Anna’s latest work Forget-Me-Not tells the touching story of her journey through and after the death of a her remarkable and intelligent mother. Inseparable tells the story of a connection between two people and the lengths you will go to protect one another. Domination explores the domination of women. It’s a man’s world - but without women there would not be the next generation. A performance combining strong, technical dancers with emotional, physical and complex choreography. www.watkinsdance.co.uk

Derek Nash, (alto sax soloist with The Jools Holland’s R&B Orchestra and leader of Sax Appeal) is a great jazz player. For this intimate session Derek is joined by Dave Newton at the piano. Dave was voted Best Jazz Pianist in the British Jazz Awards for the 10th time in 2011. The cabaret setting will give these two gifted soloists the inspiration to stretch out, and give a wonderful evening of joyful jazz and you the opportunity to enjoy a meal, sharing platter or drink from the Arts Bistro and bar at your table.

‘Nash is one of the unsung heroes of British Jazz’ Tony Augarde

Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12), Schools/Out:smart: £8.50

Tickets: 12 (£10 in advance)

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Thur 27 September

Fri 28 September

Sat 29 September

7.45pm • Studio

7.45pm • Studio

7.45pm • Studio

Mad Dogs & Englishmen

Rob Rouse

Dean Friedman

Life Sentences

Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Dean Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hits, Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia, Woman of Mine and more.

David Copperfield Charles Dickens’ classic tale brought to the stage with a twist and a flourish in Mad Dogs & Englishmen’s new adaptation. Touring nationally as part of the Dickens bicentennial, this fast-paced and dynamic production is faithful to the book and captures all the hilarity and pathos of Dickens’ writing. With a cast of two this will be an evening of pure theatre. www.mad-dogs.org.uk

Best New Show Nominee Leicester Comedy Festival. Star of TV’s Mad Mad Mad World, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Dave’s One Night Stand, The Comedy Store and Spoons. Come and see Rob do what he does best honest, frank, seriously funny stand-up. A father for the second time, to a baby girl, Rob is now a radical feminist - but this is not a show about men vs women, more humanity vs insanity. Warning: Not suitable for children or your prissy Aunty. If you don’t fall into either of these categories, you should love it.

Friedman performs songs from throughout his three decade career, including familiar hits and fan favourites. An evening of powerful, poignant and hilarious songs about the ordinary and extraordinary lives we share. www.deanfriedman.com

‘An amazing talent’ The Sun

www.robrouse.com

A man with genuinely funny bones’ Sunday Times

Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12), schools/Out:smart: £8.50

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Mon 1 October

Tue 2 October

7.45pm • Studio

7.30pm • Theatre

Hans Theessink

Chris Dean’s Syd Lawrence Orchestra

A solo show from one of the most sought-after artists of the international blues scene. A Dutch bluesman who has dedicated himself to American blues and become one of the top blues and roots musicians through his unmistakable guitar work, sonorous baritone voice and stage presence. www.theessink.com in association with Crawley Blues Club Enjoy the performance in a cabaret setting complete with a choice of daily specials or sharing platters and drinks from the Arts Bistro which you can enjoy at to your table.

Mon 1 October

‘an international blues treasure’ Blues Revue

7.45pm • Theatre

Celtic Legends

Carry On Swinging Chris Dean’s Syd Lawrence Orchestra have struck gold again to bring you an enjoyable evening of tuneful entertainment. Catch this humdinger of a night, sprightly, joyous and warm-hearted. Sure to please fans of Big Band music with toe-tapping tunes from Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Billy May, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many, many more. A perfect mix of magical ingredients in a pure feelgood show! www.syd-lawrence-orchestra.com Pre-Show Offer: Special of the Day plus a dessert for £12.50. To reserve a table call 01293 553636.

100% Irish 100% Live! Celebrating 10 years of international touring, Celtic Legends is an authentic and unique show highlighting the dance and music traditions of Ireland, bringing a true taste of Irish culture to Crawley. Authentic traditional music and thrilling dance combine in one of the most exciting Irish music and dance shows for years. Ireland’s leading dancers and award-winning musicians playing especially composed music make Celtic Legends the original live Irish dance experience.

Tickets: £18

Tickets: £12

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Tickets: £17.50 (discounts: £15.50)

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Subscribe! Subscribe to all three Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concerts and save £11.25 and enjoy your choice of all the season’s concerts at discounted prices – and attend the pre-concert talks free!

Thur 4 October

Sat 20 October

7.30pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

The English Concert Bach Suite No.1

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Bach Concerto for violin and oboe

Booking dates: Subscriptions 26 June (Hawth Friends 19 June).

Emma Johnson plays Mozart

Handel Three arias from Giulio Cesare

Schubert Symphony No.8, ‘Unfinished’

Handel Motet: Silete venti

Mozart Clarinet Concerto

Conductor Harry Bicket Soprano Carolyn Sampson Oboe Katharina Spreckelsen Violin Nadja Zwiener

Beethoven Symphony No.7

Individual concerts 10 July.

Brilliant Baroque masterworks performed by one of the world’s great Baroque orchestras, The English Concert, with internationally acclaimed conductor Harry Bicket and soprano Carolyn Sampson. The twin giants of 18th Century music, Bach and Handel, share the honours in a programme contrasting virtuoso instrumental pieces with religious and operatic vocal music. Bach’s orchestral suites and concertos are peerless in their variety, colour and energy, while Handel’s genius

Tickets: £20 (subscribers: £17)

Conductor Nicholas Collon Clarinet Emma Johnson

for word-setting expresses itself in a sacred Motet from his early Italian career and arias from his London opera Giulio Cesare. Pre-concert Talk by Gwyn Parry-Jones: Bach Suite No.1 and Concerto for violin and oboe Tickets: £4 (Free to subscribers)

One of classical music’s most wellknown and respected soloists, British clarinettist Emma Johnson joins the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Mozart’s ethereal and beautiful Clarinet Concerto.

‘Emma Johnson walks onto a concert platform and suddenly transforms herself into an expressive instrument of sublime beauty’ The Guardian

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Wed 14 November

Sun 16 December

Sat 19 January

Sat 2 February

7.30pm • Theatre

3pm • Studio

7.30pm • Studio

7.30pm • Theatre

Armonico Consort Soloists and Baroque Players

Wihan String Quartet

Ashley Wass

Mozart String Quartet in C K465 ‘The Dissonance’

Piano Recital

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Beethoven 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80

Laura van der Heijden plays Dvorák BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012

Too Hot To Handel

Beethoven String Quartet Op 18 No. 6 in Bb Major

Musical Director Christopher Monks

Liszt 3 Petrarch Sonnets

Ravel String in F

Smetana The Bartered Bride Overture

Countertenor William Towers

Barber Piano Sonata Op.26

The Quartet has an outstanding reputation for the interpretation of the many classical, romantic and modern masterpieces of the string quartet repertoire.

Dvorák Cello Concerto

Beethoven/Liszt Symphony No.6 in F Major Op. 68 ‘Pastoral’

Mendelssohn Symphony No.3, ‘Scottish’

Ashley Wass is firmly established as one of the leading performers of his generation.

Conductor Rumon Gamba Cello Laura van der Heijden

Soprano Yvette Bonner An evening of sublime beauty sees a Handel opera performed as never heard before. Armonico Consort again interprets the music of the Baroque in a unique way for the 21st Century. The story of two lovers carefully intertwines the most ravishing of Handel’s arias from his many operas, romping from drama to comedy, from tragedy to laughter. Sung in English.

‘outstanding... their incisive, often dangerous playing gives vitality to their virtuosic interpretation’ Sunday Times

‘turns almost anything he plays into pure gold’ Sunday Times

Laura van der Heijden joins the the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Dvorák’s eloquent and moving Cello Concerto. The exuberant Overture to The Bartered Bride by Smetana provides a sparkling opening, while Mendelssohn’s ‘Scottish’ Symphony, inspired by a visit to Edinburgh, is in turn atmospheric, outgoing and majestic.

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Fri 5 October

Sat 6 October

8.15pm • Studio

11am • Studio

Barnstormers Comedy Club

The Puppet Lab

The perfect start to the weekend!

Suitable for children aged 3 - 7 years

Our resident compere introduces three of the funniest, cleverest and maybe even the silliest comedians on the London comedy circuit.

Meet three skeletons, Big, Little and Dog as they go adventuring to find fun, frights and friendship.

For latest news on the line-up, check the website.

Sat 9 March

Saturday 6 April

Over 18s only please, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

7.30pm • Studio

7.30pm • Theatre

www.barnstormerscomedy.com

The Brodowski String Quartet

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Smetana String Quartet No.1 ‘From my Life’

Tchaikovsky Gala

Haydn String Quartet Opus 77 No.2

Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

Mendelssohn String Quartet Opus 13

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

First Prize Winners of the 2008 Royal Overseas League Competition, the Quartet held the Richard Carne Fellowship at Trinity College of Music. They were selected as Park Lane Group Young Artists, and are presently Quartet in Residence at Bristol University. They have performed at leading venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Barbican, the Edinburgh Festival and the Wigmore Hall.

Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker (Excerpts)

‘The brilliant Brodowski are a group to watch out for’ The Independent

Funnybones

Spooky houses, dancing clocks, dinosaurs and skeleton pets all make an appearance as well as that darned Black Cat. A visual feast full of music and song, leading us through the crazy days of these delightful skeletons inspired by the popular books of Janet and Allan Ahlberg.

Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin: Polonaise Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture Conductor Barry Wordsworth Violin Tamsin Waley-Cohen A celebration of the genius of Tchaikovsky, arguably Russia’s finest classical composer, and his masterly and vivid orchestral music, featuring Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, Violin Concerto, The Nutcracker (excerpts), Eugene Onegin: Polonaise and the explosive 1812 Overture.

Tickets: £10 in advance (£27.50 for three successive shows). £12 on the door. Students: £8.50

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Tickets: £7 (Family of Four: £25)

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Sat 6 October

Mon 8 October

Wed 10 October

Wed 10 October

3pm & 7.30pm • Theatre

7.45pm • Studio

7.30pm • Theatre

7.45pm • Studio

Ariel Company Theatre

Twelfth Day

The Sensational ’60s Experience

Andrew Lawrence Is Coming To Get You

A must see explosive ’60s show featuring classics performed by four of the most popular bands of the decade - The Tremeloes (Silence is Golden, Twist and Shout, Here Comes My Baby, Do You Love Me), Herman’s Hermits (I’m Into Something Good, Something Is Happening, No Milk Today, I’m Henry The 8th), The Union Gap UK (Young Girl, Lady Willpower) and The Ivy League (Tossing and Turning, Funny How Love Can Be).

As seen on Live at the Apollo, and Stand Up For the Week, Andrew Lawrence is back on the road following a sell-out UK tour.

Hosted by Jon Brennan from The Ivy League.

‘He discharges kamikaze philosophies a-hundredto-the-dozen. And it is outstanding’ Julia Donaldson

Tickets: £23.50 (discounts: £22.50)

Tickets: £15 (discounts: £13)

Ariel have pulled together another powerful and eclectic mix of songs from modern musicals that have taken the West End and Broadway by storm. All that’s best from shows such as American Idiot, Shrek, Rock of Ages, We Will Rock You, Avenue Q, Jersey Boys, Sister Act, Ghost and a new take on numbers from more established shows! A highly entertaining and exciting show for all the family, one not to be missed. Buy one get one free on student/child tickets only. Hire - An Ariel (amateur) event

Tickets: £14, Hawth Friends: £12 (discounts: £10).

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At the forefront of innovative, modern British folk music, the highly acclaimed Scottish duo Catriona Price (fiddle/vocals) and Esther Swift (harp/ vocals) have a fresh, open minded approach to music, creating an entirely unique sound, interweaving masterful fiddle and harp playing with beautifully harmonised vocals. Enjoy the performance in a cabaret setting complete with a choice of daily specials, sharing platters and drinks from the Arts Bistro. www.twelfthdaymusic.com

Photo: © FShirlaine Forrest

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Tickets: £12 (discounts: £10)

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Twice-nominated Best UK Headline Act at the Chortle Awards and a former double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, audiences can expect Lawrence to deliver an evening of top class stand-up. www.andrewlawrencecomedy.co.uk

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Tavaziva Dance Sensual Africa Sensual Africa is a choreographic work of art, crafted with sublime precision following Bawren Tavaziva’s inspirational trip to one of Africa’s most beautiful countries. Malawi…untouched, pure, raw, natural, unearthed, mysterious, rich in culture and life. In a nutshell… sensual. Voyage with Bawren ‘a major contributor to the UK dance scene’ and his company of outstanding dancers as they pay homage to the fascinating Tumbuka and Chewa Tribes. Be seduced as Tavaziva Dance inject their own interpretation on the complexities of the tribes’ movements, music and rituals that boys and girls go through. Suitable for ages 12 plus. www.tavazivadance.com

A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12) schools/Out:smart: £8.50

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‘An invigorating mix of contemporary and African styles’ The Guardian

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Fri 12 & Sat 13 October

Fri 12 October

Sat 13 October

Mon 15 October

8pm plus Sat 4pm • Studio

7pm • Theatre

7pm • Theatre

7pm • Theatre

Act One Beginners Drama School

New Perspectives Theatre Company

Crawley Arts Development

The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre

Alarms and Excursions – More plays than one

Michael Morpurgo’s

Farm Boy

One World Celebration Night

Catwalk Carnival II

Noises Off writer Michael Frayn’s uproarious play examines what happens when the modern world goes wrong.

A moving account of the changing face of the English countryside and a reminder that stories really can reach out across generations.

To celebrate this Olympic year and Black History Month, an evening of variety including music and dance to entertain all.

Masterfully crafted, the play brings together a series of brilliantly funny scenarios all interrupted by a comedy of errors.

This magical tale, a sequel to War Horse, tells of the bonds between grandfather and grandson and is brought to life in a delightful way through drama, storytelling and original music.

African rhythms, Caribbean sounds and a party atmosphere guarantee to get you on your feet. All welcome.

The play won numerous critical plaudits when first staged, and this production is created by some of the talented members the Graduate Class of Act One Beginners School whose recent productions have been highly-praised.

Fabulous fashion provided by local retailers. Entertainment, raffle, tombola, market place stalls and more. A great night out supporting a truly local charity. Hire – An Olive Tree event

A Black History Month event

A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

Come and see these young actors before they follow previous members and study at the UK’s most prestigious universities and drama schools. Hire – An Act One (amateur) production www.actonebeginners.co.uk

Tickets £10 (discounts: £8)

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Tue 16 October

Wed 17 October

7.30pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

Joan Armatrading

Julian Clary

Special guest Chris Wood (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of The Year 2011)

Position Vacant, Apply Within

Three times Grammy nominated, Brit award nominee and Ivor Novello winner singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading MBE remains fresh, vibrant and current; never more so than when live, on stage, where her music comes to life.

Julian Clary is looking for love and he’s not leaving town empty handed…

A fantastic mix of old favourites including Love and Affection, Willow, Drop The Pilot and Me, Myself I, and brand new songs to fall in love with. www.joanarmatrading.com Pre-Show Offer: Special of the Day plus a dessert for £12.50. Reserve a table when you book your seats with the Box Office.

Master of camp Julian Clary is scouring the land in search of love. He’s promised to leave no straight unturned. ‘Because I’m still considered to be quite a catch and because your town is noted for its heterosexuals on the cusp, there’s bound to be stiff competition’, says Julian. ‘Therefore I’ll be hosting ruthless elimination games. You can be sure of one thing. By the end of the evening, we’ll all be celebrating my new partnership.’ A glass of Blue Nun may be available to those who make an effort or anyone named Jason. But please bring your own confetti. Recommended age 16+ www.julianclary.co.uk Pre-Show Offer: Special of the Day plus a dessert for £12.50. Reserve a table when you book your seats with the Box Office. Tickets: £20 (discounts: £18)

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Wed 17 October

Thur 18 October

Fri 19 & Sat 20 October

Fri 19 October

7.45pm • Studio

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Studio Jazz

Sally Morgan

ACE Theatre Company

Cantatrice Voices

The star of Sky Living’s Psychic Sally On The Road returns for another completely unpredictable live show.

by Tim Firth

Buster Birch plays Buster Keaton A screening of the Buster Keaton classic silent movie Sherlock Jr with live accompaniment by drummer Buster Birch’s Jazz Quartet featuring saxophonist Jo Fooks, known to jazz fans for her playing with Humphrey Lyttelton’s Band. A support film Tribute to the Greats of Jazz will also be accompanied by the quartet. Enjoy the performance in a cabaret setting complete with a choice of daily specials or sharing platters and drinks from the Arts Bistro which you can take to your table.

Tickets: £12 (£10 in advance)

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An extremely entertaining evening featuring mediumship in its rawest form, observing how the spirit world can communicate with us from beyond the grave. Often referred to as the Psychic to the Stars, Sally has read for many celebrities over the years including George Michael, Uma Thurman, Alesha Dixon and Mark Wright.

Calendar Girls Caring, cakes and the comely ladies of Knapeley WI Yorkshire. Released for the first time for amateur stage productions, Ace Theatre Company’s brave cast throw away their clothes to bring you this funny, inspiring and heart-warming story. Hire – An ACE Theatre event

Hire – A Derek Block promotion

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The exciting Polovstian Dances (Borodin), All That Jazz (Chicago), What I Did For Love (Chorus Line), Witches’ Chorus (Macbeth) and so much more culminates with 200 voices singing Karl Jenkins’ Adiemus under the baton of Steve Dummer with full orchestra. Hire – A Cantatrice (amateur) event

Pre-Show Offer: Special of the Day plus a dessert for £12.50. Reserve a table when you book your seats with the Box Office.

Tickets: £24.50

Classical, pop, jazz and show tunes performed by three Sussex-based women’s choirs – Cantatrice (director: Zoë Peate), Divas Undaunted (director: Kaytie Harding) and Songbirds Choir (director Jo Eames).

Tickets £12 (discounts: £10)

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Sat 20 October 7.30pm • Theatre

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

‘First-rate... an admirable introduction to a great pioneering performer’

Emma Johnson plays Mozart Schubert Symphony No.8, ‘Unfinished’ Mozart Clarinet Concerto

HHHH The Guardian

Beethoven Symphony No.7 Conductor: Nicholas Collon Clarinet: Emma Johnson One of classical music’s most well-known and respected soloists, British clarinettist Emma Johnson joins the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Mozart’s ethereal and beautiful Clarinet Concerto. Mozart’s instinct for the clarinet’s mellow tone and sinuous flexibility is unsurpassed and the slow movement is justly famous for its exquisite lyricism. Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony is a magnificent work; the variety and immediacy of the themes suffusing the two movements are breathtaking: at once fragile, shimmering and deeply moving. Beethoven, another symphonic genius, demonstrates his mastery of the form in the glorious Seventh Symphony, full of profound melodies and concluding with an irrepressibly boisterous finale. A special three course set menu, including choice of starters, main course and desserts is available in the Spotlight Restaurant prior to the concert. Tickets: £19.95. Please book in advance from the Box Office. Please arrive between 5pm and 6pm is open for pre-show meals two hours prior to the concert, offering a wide selection of freshly cooked meals. To reserve a table please contact the box office. Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm by Gwyn Parry-Jones: Mozart: Clarinet Concerto

‘Emma Johnson walks onto a concert platform and suddenly transforms herself into an expressive instrument of sublime beauty’ The Guardian

Tickets: £4 (Free to subscribers)

Tickets: £28 (first four rows: £22.75)

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Mon 22 October 7.45pm • Studio

Call Mr. Robeson A life, with songs Written and performed by Tayo Aluko with Michael Conliffe (piano) Paul Robeson is a great and famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When he gets too radical and outspoken for the establishment’s liking, he is branded a traitor to his country, is harassed, and denied opportunities to perform or travel. This rollercoaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable life highlights how his activism caused him to be disowned and disremembered, even by leaders and descendants of the civil rights movement. It features some famous songs (including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River), speeches, and a spectacularly defiant testimony to the Senate House Un-American Activities Committee. Suitable for ages 12 plus

Wed 24 – Sat 27 October

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7.30pm and Sat 2.30pm • Theatre COS Musical Theatre

Thoroughly Modern Millie Crawley Operatic Society returns with a lively show, full of fun bright musical numbers. Set in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of fearless young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the New York City in search of a new life. Her plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry, the owner of her dingy hotel kidnaps young girls to sell to the Far East; her wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage; and the man she actually falls in love with doesn’t have a dime to his name – or so he tells her! Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate, it’s a perfect evening of madcap merriment for all the family. Group discounts contact Society direct on 07545 193710. A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

Hire – A COS (amateur) event

Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12)

Tickets: Wed: £14 (child: £12), Thur & Fri: £16 (child: £12) Sat 2.30pm: £16 (discounts £15, child: £12) Sat: £15 (child: £12)

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Wed 24 October

Thur 25 October

7.45pm • Studio

7.30pm • Studio

George Dillon

Pappy’s Last Show Ever!

The Gospel Of Matthew By Candlelight Experience a stunning, virtuoso delivery of the greatest story ever told... as Jesus’s followers first heard it... in a darkness illuminated purely by candlelight and the Word! Acclaimed by critics and audiences in theatres and churches throughout the UK, award-winning actor George Dillon presents an unforgettable vision of Jesus in his highly intense, very human and occasionally humorous solo staging of the first Gospel.

Pappy’s return with a brand new show full of sketches, songs and silliness! But is this really the end for ‘the funniest sketch troupe on the fringe’? (Scotsman). After appearances on Channel 4, Radio 4 and BBC3; five hit Edinburgh shows; national tours and award-winning podcasts are they finally throwing in the towel?

Short-listed for The Stage’s ‘Best Actor’ Award in Edinburgh, Dillon’s epic, impassioned performance of his own translation portrays Jesus not as a meek and mild lamb to the slaughter but as a contemporary raging fighter for God. www.georgedillon.com

‘mesmerising one-man show of sheer brilliance!’

Edinburgh Award Nominees, Chortle Award Winners, Loaded LAFTA winners.

The Argus

www.pappyscomedy.com

‘Masterful comic invention’ The Guardian

Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12), schools/Out:smart: £8.50

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Fri 26 October

Wed 31 October

7.45pm • Studio

7.45pm • Studio

Southern Tenant Folk Union

El Moreno An evening of romantic and exciting Spanish guitar music from El Moreno, featuring beautiful solo pieces such as Granada and Leyenda by Albeniz and the Adagio theme by Rodrigo. El Moreno blends these classics from the past with fiery flamenco pieces and modern favourites Take 5, Cavatina and Classical Gas.

The most highly acclaimed folk/ bluegrass band in the UK today, Southern Tenant Folk Union have released five ground-breaking albums. A seven-piece all acoustic band with banjo, mandolin, fiddle and harmony vocals, STFU perform with ‘soul and beauty’ on their murder ballads and laments and tear it up with their ‘Hootenanny sawdust-kickers’ and high energy sound.

www.elmoreno.co.uk

www.southerntenantfolkunion.com

‘a fierce, raw and earthy music that is the stuff of Mumford & Sons’ dreams… compelling’ The Guardian

Sat 27 October from 2pm • Studio

Crawley Blues Festival The 7th annual Blues Festival featuring top artists from both sides of the Atlantic. The afternoon session (2pm – 5.30pm) features guitarist and singer Danny Kyle, Eddie Armer & Steve Simpson playing country blues, Ry Cooder and Little Feat and US guitarist Kent DuChaine who will transport you to Delta of the 1930s. The evening session (7pm – midnight) features classic blues duo Fran McGillivray & Mike Burke, top US singer/guitarist Brooks Williams, award-winning acoustic guitarist Toby Walker and Hawth favourites Smokestack Duo. In association with Crawley Blues Club

Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12)

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Tickets: £14 (afternoon), £16 (evening), £25 (both sessions)

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Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12), schools/ Out:smart: £8.50

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Mon 29 October – Sat 3 November Mon – Thur: 7.30pm, Fri & Sat: 5pm & 8.30pm • Theatre

Chicago ‘Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts’… so begins the international award winning musical, Chicago. Starring Ali Bastian (Hollyoaks, Strictly Come Dancing), Stefan Booth (Hollyoaks, EastEnders), Tupele Dorgu (Coronation Street) and Bernie Nolan. Based on events in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover; and along with Cell Block rival and double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn. Created by the musical talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score includes All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle and truly is ‘the sharpest, slickest show on the block’ The Times A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin: it would be a crime to miss it. Add some sparkle to your evening at the Champagne Bar in the upper foyer open for pre-show drinks from 6.45pm (Wed & Thur) and 7.45pm (Fri & Sat). Enjoy a glass of champagne and a light selection of nibbles and canapés. Tickets: £12.95 per person, bookable in advance at the box office.

Tickets: Mon-Thur: £32.50, Fri 5pm: £26.50, Fri 8.30pm & Sat 5pm & 8.30pm: £35. Child/Over60/Student/ES40: £3.50 off Mon-Thur & Fri 5pm Hawth Friends: £3.50 off Mon-Thur Groups 10 or more: £7.50 off Mon-Thur & Fri 5pm

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Thur 2 August

Sat 4 August

Wed 8 August

Sat 18 August

7.30pm • Theatre

11am • Theatre

2.30pm • Theatre

11am • Theatre

The Artist

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Casablanca

The Lion King

1943 (PG) 102 mins

1994 (U) 89 mins

1938 (PG) 102 mins

An all-time cinema classic starring Bogart and Bergman as two former lovers who meet again in Morocco in the early years of World War 2.

Relive cherished childhood memories or introduce your children to one of Disney’s all-time classic in all its glory on the big screen.

Enjoy lunch before the film from 12 noon. Choose from our specials of the day (including fish and chips and roast dinner) plus a dessert for just £12.50.

Adult and children’s lunches available from 12 noon.

2011 (PG) 100 mins Winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture and three Golden Globes Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky’s the limit - the film charts the story of their interlinked destinies.

Errol Flynn stars as the swashbuckling hero Robin Hood alongside Olivia de Havilland and Basil Rathbone in a cinema classic that still appears in critic’s top 100 best films to this day. A thrilling adventure for all the family. Treat yourself to lunch after the film. Choose from our specials of the day (including fish and chips and roast dinner) plus a dessert for just £12.50.

Wed 22 August 2.30pm • Theatre

The Wizard of Oz 1939 (U) 101 mins A breathtaking digital restoration of one of the best-loved fantasy films of all time.

fairyland of Oz where she and her dog Toto encounter three new friends: the brainless Scarecrow, the cowardly Lion and the heartless Tin Man.

Beginning in the monochrome world of Kansas, the film bursts into colour when Dorothy’s house, uprooted in a tornado, lands in the surreal

Enjoy lunch before the film from 12 noon. Choose from our specials of the day (including fish and chips and roast dinner) plus a dessert for just £12.50.

Tickets: £6 (discounts: £5.50)

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Admission Free. Exhibitions held in The Hawth Foyer and can be viewed from Monday to Saturday from 9am – 8.15pm. 6pm if no show.

other events Sun 26 August 12 noon - 7pm

Crawley Irish Festival Now in its 17th year and organised by Crawley’s Celtic & Irish Cultural Society, sees a re-invented festival restored to its former glory. At time of going to press John McNicholl and Sianse headline a music bill that includes traditional, ballad, country and modern music played on two stages in addition to the Irish dance stage and Ceili marquee.

Tue 28 August – Sun 9 September

Robert Sulley

Robert is a Crawley artist exhibiting his watercolours at The Hawth for the first time. The paintings are mainly landscapes and seascapes. Look up ‘the watercolour man’ on YouTube to see him visit some of his favourite local sites and talk about his work.

Mon 10 – Fri 21 September

Chinese Brush Painters Society Chinese brush painting is a unique and ancient art form based on calligraphy. The South East Society aims to convey the chi or essence of the subject in its paintings.

Sat 20 October – Sat 3 November

Crawley Art Society The annual exhibition by members of the Society which promotes and encourages the practice of and interest in the visual arts - the only qualification for membership is enthusiasm! Membership details from Mrs Bament 01293 882131

There’s also a children’s marquee with games, song and story with particular emphasis on Irish traditions and folklore. In addition there’s GAA sports, a funfair, workshops, food and craft stalls and the added attraction of a licensed beer tent with Gaelic sports on the big screen. It’s a great day out for all the family - come to Crawley and enjoy the craic over the August bank holiday weekend! For more info call 01293 513189. www.celtic-irish.co.uk

Art In Motion An open art competition celebrating sport and physical activity in Crawley, with winners’ work contributing to a new permanent art exhibition at K2. Works can depict anything sporting which took place in Crawley in the year before the submission date of Tue 25 September 2012. Amateur and professional artists of all ages are invited to submit works. Photography, drawing, painting,

printmaking, textiles, computer-aided design, collage or montage are all welcome. For more information or an application form email carolyn.murphy@crawley.gov.uk or call 01293 438152.

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Part of Crawley’s celebrations leading up to the 2012 games.

Ticket info: £5, senior citizens/NUS card holders £3, children under 16: £1

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Crawley Arts Development team is based at The Hawth and works to stimulate and encourage participation, performance and attendance in all art forms.

Crawley Arts Development team co-ordinate a diverse range of weekly workshops. For more details contact 01293 438152 or email community.arts@crawley.gov.uk

Current projects include: Pitchy Breath project-based theatre Black History Month Celebrations Road To Crawley social history project Workshop

For more details on Arts Development and its projects contact Carolyn Murphy, Arts Development Officer on 01293 438152 or check out www.crawley.gov.uk and www.hawth.co.uk

Age range

Location

Price

Theatre Company Course Monday Adult Drama 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Day/Time

18+

Southgate Community Centre

£5

Hot Taps Tap Dancing

Tuesday 2pm – 4.30pm

All ages

Furnace Green Community Centre

£3.50 (£3)

12 Bar Music .30pm – 10pm 7

Tuesday

All ages

Northgate Community Centre

£3.50 (£3)

Footloose Dance Group Wednesday Dance for learning disabled 5.15pm – 6.30pm

8+

Manor Green Primary School

£3

Spice of Life Singalong sessions

Thursday 2pm – 4pm

60+

Northgate Community Centre

£3.50

Drama Crawley Youth Theatre Thursday 7.45pm – 9.15pm

Thursday 13+ 6pm – 7.30pm 15+

Dormans Youth Arts Centre Gossops Green

£3.50

Circus Skills Circuswurx

Thursday 7.30pm – 9.30pm

16+ (accompanied children 8+ welcome)

Broadfield Community Centre

£3.50

Line Dancing pm – 4pm 2

Friday

All ages

Northgate Community Centre

£3.50

Drama Kids ‘n’ Co

Saturday 10am – 11am

5 to 7 years

Broadfield Community Centre

£4

Drama Splash

Saturday 8 to 13 years 11am – 12.30pm

Broadfield Community Centre

£4

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Sun 4 November

Wed 7 November

3pm • Studio

7.30pm • Theatre

Eyes Front! with Isla St Clair

Chris Packham Goes Totally Wild

Singer and TV presenter Isla St Clair performs a selection of popular wartime songs and reveals the stories behind them. Joining Isla is film maker Patrick King who gives a fascinating and humorous look at the making of their award-winning documentary films.

Compelling and charismatic wildlife TV presenter Chris Packham with his latest exquisite collection of images from the wild and wilderness. Chris is first and foremost an impassioned naturalist with a rare gift as a photographer, capturing perfect moments in time and space.

A rich blend of story and song, poignancy and pathos, humour and heartache. www.islastclair.com

Tickets: £12 (discounts: £10)

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Fri 9 November

Sat 10 November

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Spirit of the Dance

An Evening with Pam Ayres

The international dance sensation that conquered the world.

Pam Ayres brings her latest show to Crawley to coincide with the paperback release of her autobiography, The Necessary Aptitude.

One of the most successful shows ever to come out of Ireland, it has been seen by more than 25 million people around the world. Winner of nine Global Awards, including Best Choreography and Best International Production, this foot-stomping spectacular bursts with raw energy of heart-pounding Irish dance with the sensual Latino rhythms of flamenco and red hot salsa in a thrilling production of strength and passion. With thunderous applause, standing ovations and sold out crowds at every performance. Spirit of the Dance is one of the greatest dance shows ever.

Pam’s latest show includes a selection of new poems and stories, as well as audience favourites. After the show Pam will sign copies of her book.

‘no-one left that hall without sore ribs from laughing... deserves goddess status’ Sunday Mail

www.spiritofthedance.com

Tickets: £22.50 (discounts: £20.50). Groups of 10 or more: £20 each

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Tickets: £19.50

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Sun 18 November

Thur 22 November

7.30pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

Kate Rusby

Paul Carrack

2012 heralds a landmark year for Kate, being her 20th year in the music industry and to celebrate that she is recording a new album Twenty featuring special guests to celebrate this anniversary. This concert will echo the sentiments of the album, revisiting some old favourites with new ideas along with a sprinkling of much loved classics. As ever, Kate will be joined on stage by the brilliantly talented musicians who form her band.

Legendary songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns to the road.

www.katerusby.com

www.paulcarrack.net

With a back catalogue of hits including How Long, Tempted and The Living Years, Paul’s marvellously soulful voice is known to millions around the world and he is undoubtedly a key figure in British pop history.

‘her voice remains a thing of extraordinary beauty’ Mojo

Tickets: £23.50 (child: £15)

Tickets: £38.50, £28.50

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Fri 30 November & Sat 1 December 7.30pm – 12.30am • Theatre

Christmas Party Nights With Gordon Skeggs Roadshow Our big party nights sell out every year, so book early for a feast of fun. A hot buffet menu, selection of gateaux and cheesecakes, fruit salad or hot Christmas pudding, coffee and mince pies, music and Christmas novelties. For more info download a booking form from www.hawth.co.uk or call the box office.

Sun 2 December

Tue 5 February

Sun 24 February

7.45pm • Studio

7.30pm • Theatre

3pm • Theatre

Misery

Milton Jones

Gordon Campbell Big Band

by Stephen King

On The Road

adapted by Simon Moore

Milton Jones is back on the road with another tour, this time imaginatively entitled On The Road. If you like the stuff he’s done on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo or in any of the 9 radio series he’s done for Radio 4 then this is the show for you. Hundreds of his celebrated one-liners, plus pictures he drew.

You’ve read the novel, you’ve watched the movie, now see the stage play. Adapted from Stephen King’s award winning novel by Simon Moore, (writer of acclaimed movie Traffik), Misery is a dark and twisting tale which enthrals the audience from the very beginning to its climactic and unexpected end. www.blueorangetheatre.co.uk

Clever, surreal but mainly just stupid stupid stupid. He’s won awards you know.

‘no-one can touch Jones when he hits his stride’ The Guardian

Tickets: Fri: £32, Sat £33.

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Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12), schools/ Out:smart: £8.50

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Tommy Dorsey The Sinatra Years plus guest vocalist Matthew Ford Presenter: Sheila Tracy Enjoy the best of Tommy Dorsey’s music played by the top big band players in the UK, led by Gordon Campbell. The programme will include Opus One, Sentimental Over You, Swanee River, Satan Takes A Holiday and feature music from the Sinatra Years including I’ll Be Seeing You, I’ll Never Smile Again, Oh! Look At Me Now and Blue Skies. Matthew Ford has sung with many of the major orchestras and big bands including Syd Lawrence and the BBC Big Band.

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11.50)

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Fri 7 – Sun 30 December Theatre

Aladdin A long time ago in the far off town of Crawley, just north of Peking, there lived a boy called Aladdin – join him on a magical carpet ride for another lavish Hawth pantomime. In addition to our star-cast we welcome back by popular demand the hilarious Jon Clegg, as the loveable and cheeky Wishee Washee! With genies by the lamp-load, comedy galore and stunning sets Aladdin will be another treasure-filled adventure and one that promises to be pure panto genie-us! Don’t miss this gem of a show - hop on your magic carpet and get your tickets to Sussex’s favourite pantomime today! Sponsored by

Fri

07 Dec

7.30pm

Sat

08 Dec

2.30pm

7.30pm

Sun

09 Dec

2.00pm

5.30pm

Mon

10 Dec

No performances

Tickets: P

7 December: £15.50 8 – 20 December: £20 (child/over60/Out:smart: £17.50)

Tue

11 Dec

10.30am

S 4.30pm F

Wed

12 Dec

10.30am

S 4.30pm F

22 – 30 December: £24

Thur

13 Dec

4.30pm

F 7.30pm P

(child/over60/Out:smart: £19)

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14 Dec

4.30pm

F 7.30pm P

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Sat

15 Dec

2.30pm

7.30pm

Sun

16 Dec

2.00pm

5.30pm

Mon

17 Dec

No performances

Tue

18 Dec

2.00pm

60+ 5.30pm

Wed

19 Dec

2.00pm

60+ 5.30pm 60+ 5.30pm

Family Special (min 4 max 8): £16.50

P Parties 10 or more: £16.50 60+ Special: £13.50 each

Thur

20 Dec

2.00pm

Fri

21 Dec

No performances

Sat

22 Dec

2.00pm

5.30pm

Sun

23 Dec

2.00pm

5.30pm

Mon

24 Dec

2.00pm

5.30pm

Tue

25 Dec

No performances

Wed

26 Dec

2.00pm

5.30pm

Thur

27 Dec

2.00pm

5.30pm

Fri

28 Dec

2.00pm

5.30pm

Sat

29 Dec

2.00pm

5.30pm

Sun

30 Dec

2.00pm

5.30pm

S Schools: £13.50 each

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34 booking and access information Booking All tickets are subject to a £1 per ticket booking fee (maximum £6) In Person The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6YZ Monday – Saturday from 10am – 8.15pm (6pm if no show). Open Sundays one hour prior to performance. By Phone 01293 553636 Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm Online www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk By Post Please indicate performance date, time, price and discounts (if applicable). Please make cheques/postal orders payable to Parkwood Community Leisure. Please include your day and evening telephone number.

Methods of Payment Credit/Debit Cards Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club and Debit Cards all welcome. Tickets booked less than five working days before the performance should be collected from the Box Office. Please bring along the card used for the booking, a matching signature will be asked for. Reservations Reservations should be paid for within three working days, otherwise they may be released for sale. Payment for group booking reservations is by arrangement. Discounts Although discounts apply in most cases, promoters may on occasion exclude certain categories. Only one discount may be claimed per ticket

Out:Smart Card A free card for under 26 year olds offering discounts on selected shows Unemployed people in receipt of job seeker’s allowance, income support, working tax credit or housing benefit. Confirmation of eligibility may be asked for. Groups of 10 or more Hawth Friends please show your cards or quote membership number when booking Family of four should include at least one child

Refund/Exchange of tickets The Box Office will issue credit vouchers for returned tickets as long as the tickets are returned at least one week before the performance. If the tickets are returned less than a week before or the performance is sold out we will have to ensure a buyer for the tickets before we can offer a credit. There will be a £1 per ticket charge for this service.

Gift Vouchers Hawth Gift Vouchers are available from the box office and online to any value with an attractive presentation card.

Friends Of The Hawth Become a friend and take advantage of priority booking facilities, special offers on most events, a quarterly magazine and special social events. Annual subscription: Individual: £10 (£7 over 60/ES40). Couples: £15 (£10 over 60/ES40).

Children under 16 years old

Family: £20.

Under 26 People under 26 years old

Available online at www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk

Over 60 People aged 60 or over Students people over 16 years in full time education

Free Mailing List/Email Alerts Keep in touch with what’s on at The Hawth by joining the mailing list at box office or via email alerts by clicking the link at www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk

Booster Seats The Hawth has a limited number of booster seats available. The seats should be reserved at the time of booking. A £5 refundable cash deposit and a form of identity will be asked for on collection.

Access

How To Find Us

The Hawth is committed to make the theatre as accessible and enjoyable an experience for all our patrons.

Crawley is midway between London and Brighton and is easily accessible by motorway, air (Gatwick Airport is four miles away) and rail.

Disabled Access Parking spaces available. Level access. Spaces in front stalls for wheelchair users and companions (available for half price at all Hawth promotions). Adapted toilet facilities are also available. Interpreted, Described and Captioned Performances See page 5 for details. Tickets Half price tickets are available at all performances for the visually impaired. Free Touch Tours Visually impaired customers and a partner are guided around the stage to feel the stage sets, props and possibly costumes an hour before the show (subject to producer’s permission). If you are interested, please ask when you book tickets. Talking Programme Service Crawley Audio Description Service offers background information on the production and performers prior to certain performances starting half an hour before the performance. Parent and Baby Room Adjacent to the male toilets in lower foyer.

By Road Crawley is minutes away from the M23 motorway which links to the M25. The Hawth is well signposted on all major routes into the town. There is free car and coach parking on site. Downloadable maps and links are available at www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk By Rail Either Three Bridges or Crawley stations (both a 15 minute walk away). Both stations have taxi ranks. For further details of rail services, visit www.thetrainline.com. By Bus Buses 4 and 5 stop at the large square roundabout just over the railway bridge from The Hawth. The buses serve Crawley and Three Bridges train stations, the town centre, Langley Green, County Oak and Pound Hill. For a full timetable information visit www.metrobus.co.uk

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working in partnership

Business Opportunities at The Hawth Are you looking to raise your company profile in the local area? Do you want a more inspiring setting for business meetings and conferences? Perhaps you want to entertain key clients, build relationships and reward employees – or maybe you’re just looking for a fresh way to promote your services?

There’s lots of ways the Hawth can help

Sponsorship

Sponsoring The Hawth’s programme is an imaginative and cost effective way of marketing your business and services to a vast audience or a very specific one. Current sponsorship options include individual shows, themed series of events or arts development projects.

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Calendar Autumn 2012 SEP >

14 & 15

17

19

4

6

10

11

12

13

19

20

24 – 27

29 – 3 Nov

2

4

8

18

Casablanca (PG)

The Lion King (U)

20 – 22

OCT >

1

2

15

16

17

18

The Artist (PG)

Soap Opera

Catwalk Carnival II

STUDIO

22

AUG >

Joan Armatrading

The Adventures of Robin Hood (PG) Celtic Legends

Julian Clary

Chris Dean’s Syd Lawrence Orchestra

The English Concert

Sally Morgan

Cantatrice Voices

The Wizard of Oz (U)

Musicality4

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

AUG >

30 July – 3

3

25

26

28 – 9 Sept

26

27

28

29

OCT >

12 & 13

17

19 & 20

20 – 3 Nov

22

Circuswurx Summer School

Studio Jazz Derek Nash with Dave Newton Act One Beginners Drama School F Foyer

David Copperfield

Buster Birch plays Buster Keaton

A Caribbean Murder Mystery Evening S Rob Rouse

Calendar Girls

Musicality

Crawley Irish Festival

The Sensational ’60s Experience

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Crawley Art Society exhibition

Call Mr. Robeson F

Tavaziva Dance

That’ll Be The Day

Farm Boy

Joe Brown

One World Celebration Night

Chicago

SEP >

10 – 21

16

25

1

5

6

8

10

24

25

26

27

31

Robert Sulley exhibition F

Dean Friedman

Explosive Beats

Hans Theessink

The Gospel Of Matthew By Candlelight

Barnstormers Comedy Club

Pappy’s: Last Show Ever!

Chinese Brush Painters Society exhibition F Funnybones

Southern Tenant Folk Union

Jazz Lunch Karen Lane & Paul Malsom S Twelfth Day

Crawley Blues Festival

Angled Eye

Andrew Lawrence

El Moreno

S SPOTLIGHT

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The Hawth August - October 2012