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AUTUMN August – December 2012 01962 840 440 theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

DATE

29 August – 1 September 6–8 September 8 September 15 September 19–20 September 21–22 September 25–29 September 3 October 4 October 5 October 5 October 6 October 7 October 9–10 October 11 October 18 October 19 October 20 October 21 October 24 October 25–27 October 30–31 October 1 November 2 November 3 November 6–10 November 11 November 13–17 November 18 November 21 November 22 November 26 November – 1 December 12 December – 6 January 2013

SHOW

Thoroughly Modern Millie A Chorus Line Heritage Open Day Blake The Gruffalo Devoted and Disgruntled A Government Inspector DecaDance Stewart Francis Jeremy Hardy Cardinal Burns Isy Suttie/Doc Brown/Gareth Richards Jason Byrne Farm Boy Rosie Kay Dance – There is Hope Wessex Dance Academy The Last of the Lake Aakash Odedra – Rising Stacey Kent and her Musicians Danny Bhoy The Importance of Being Earnest Charlie & Lola’s Bestest Play Swinging at the Cotton Club Jacqueline Wilson Lee Nelson The Merry Widow Jason and the Argonauts The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Frisky and Mannish Mark Watson Jasmin Vardimon – Freedom Radio Times Aladdin

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7.30pm 7.30pm Various 8.00pm 1.30pm and 10.30am (Thurs) 10.00am – 6.00pm 8.00pm, 1.30pm (Thurs), 2.00pm (Sat) 8.00pm 8.00pm 7.30pm 10.45pm 8.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm and 1.30pm (Wed) 8.00pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 8.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.00pm, 2.00pm (Sat) 11.00am, 1.30pm and 3.45pm 8.00pm 2.30pm 8.00pm 7.30pm, 2.30pm (Sat) 5.30pm 8.00pm, 1.00pm (Wed), 2.30pm (Sat) 7.30pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.00pm, 1.30pm (Wed), 2.30pm (Sat) Various

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Community performance 6 Community performance 6 Theatre tours 6 Music 7 Children’s 7 Conference 8 Comedy drama 9 Dance 8 Comedy 10 Comedy 10 Comedy 10 Comedy gala 10 Comedy 10 Children’s 11 Dance 11 Dance 12 Contemporary drama 12 Dance 13 Jazz 13 Comedy 14 Classic drama 15 Children’s 16 Dance/music 17 Talk and book signing 16 Comedy 14 Community performance 18 Children’s 18 Drama 19 Comedy/Music 20 Comedy 20 Dance 21 Musical theatre 3 Pantomime 4

MONDAY 26 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 1 DECEMBER

8.00PM

MATINÉE (SATURDAY)

2.30PM

MATINÉE (WEDNESDAY)

1.30PM

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‘You’ll love it.’ ★★★★ Mail on Sunday

THE HIT MUSICAL SHOW

STARRING GARY WILMOT & SARA CROWE MUSIC BY NOEL GAY Gary Wilmot (Chicago, Me and My Girl) and Olivier Award winner Sara Crowe (Private Lives, Four Weddings and a Funeral) lead a cast of fifteen from the acclaimed Tony award-winning Watermill Theatre in this gloriously funny musical comedy. In the heart of London’s Blitz-torn West End, the cast of BBC’s light-entertainment radio show, Variety Bandwagon are doing their bit for the war effort. But with the bombs falling outside, can star of the show, Sammy Shaw, hang on to his leading lady and broadcast live to America for the first time? Chock-full of quick-fire gags, side-splitting routines and classic songs from one of our ‘best of British’ musical talents, Noel Gay (Me and My Girl), Radio Times features forties’ favourites such as Run Rabbit Run, Hey Little Hen, My Thanks To You and There’s Something About a Soldier.

Book now, for a joyously entertaining night out. Tickets (Monday – Thursday) . . . . . . . £22.00 Matinée . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £17.00 Matinée (Concessions) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £15.50 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £19.50 Matinée (Friends). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £15.00 Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £19.00 Tickets (Friday – Saturday). . . . . . . . . . . £25.00 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £23.50 Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £23.00 Friends opening night offer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Two full tickets for the price of one box office 01962 840 440

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‘Brimful of traditional family fun with plenty of laughs for the adults as well as the little ones.’ The British Theatre Guide on last year’s Cinderella

‘This show is full of slick teamwork and is a credit to the very capable cast.’ The Stage on last year’s Cinderella

If you only get one wish this Christmas, ask your Genie to bring you along to the Theatre Royal pantomime! This year’s show is an Aladdin’s cave of fun, fantasy, and flying carpets! Aladdin wishes he could marry the beautiful Princess Jasmine… Abanazer wishes he could rule the world… Widow Twankey wishes she could find a husband… And Wishee Washee wishes he didn’t have to wash all those dirty pants! But which of them will have their wish granted by the fantastic Genie of the Lamp? With live music, hilarious comedy and a wonderful cast with both familiar faces and new names, Aladdin will take the whole family on a fun-filled magic carpet ride!

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PERFORMANCE TIMES DECEMBER 2012

‘… the strength of this show was its fabulously written script, superb cast… plenty of fun for the kids but sure to have even the most reluctant of panto goers howling with laughter.’ Hampshire Chronicle and Southern Daily Echo on last year’s Cinderella

TICKET PRICES AND PERFORMANCE KEY PREVIEW PERFORMANCE

Adults £12.50 | Children £10.50 SCHOOL AND GROUP FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES

Adults £11.50 | Children and Schools £8.00 | Concessions £9.00 Buy 8, receive 1 free teacher ticket Schools Early Bird Booking – Paid prior to 15 October £7.50 FAMILY PERFORMANCES

Adults £18.50 | Children £16.50 | Concessions £16.50 Friends £16.00 | Family Ticket £62.00 Group Ticket 10+ £1.50 off | Group Ticket 20+ £2.50 off. Concessionary Group Ticket 10+ £3.50 off full price ticket Concessionary Group Ticket 20+ £4.50 off full price ticket PREMIUM PERFORMANCES Kindly sponsored by

Adults £21.00 | Children £19.00 | Premium Family £72.00 Premium Group 10+ £1.50 off | Premium Group 20+ £2.50 off Premium Concessionary Group 10+ £3.50 off full price ticket Premium Concessionary Group 20+ £4.50 off full price ticket

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SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER AT 5.00PM

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THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

7.30PM

ON SATURDAY

6.00PM

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION

‘I would recommend RicNic to anyone with a taste for a bit of an adventure.’ Julian Fellowes – actor, writer, director and RicNic supporter WEDNESDAY 29 AUGUST – SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER

7.30PM

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Presented by RicNic New York in the 1920s: a whirlwind of dancing and jazz and huge social upheaval. Into this mad, modern world comes young Kansas girl Millie Dillmount, in search of a new life. Through muggings and men and many a tap dance, Millie manages to leave her mark everywhere she goes whilst slowly working out who she is too. Based on the popular film, Thoroughly Modern Millie features a host of fantastic songs newly written for the stage alongside colour, craziness and perhaps even a cocktail or two. Featuring hit 6

numbers like Not the Life for Me, Jimmy and the famous title song, this awardwinning show promises an evening filled with laughter in the elegant, bustling world of 1920s America. www.ricnic.org.uk

Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £14.00 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £10.00

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A CHORUS LINE Presented by WhichWay Productions By arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York WhichWay Productions presents the classic show that tells the story of a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. The story revolves around the ambitions and aspirations of professional Broadway gypsies and show-girl hoofers, all hoping to land a job in the show. With show classics including I Can Do That, At the Ballet, Dance: Ten; Looks: Three, The Music and the Mirror, What I Did for Love, One (Singular Sensation) and I Hope I Get It, A Chorus Line is a brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song and compellingly authentic drama. The show was instantly recognised as a classic and is a powerful metaphor for human struggle in times of adversity and hardship. Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.50 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £10.00

SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

11.00AM, 12.00PM, 2.00PM

AND 3.00PM

HERITAGE OPEN DAY Every year on Heritage Open Weekend, historic buildings in and around the City of Winchester open their doors to the public, taking them behind the scenes to learn more about their history and secret lives. Join us at the theatre for backstage tours, which will give a great insight into the theatre and the challenges that it has overcome, in order to provide Winchester with almost a century of live theatre. Tours are free but must be booked in advance, as spaces are limited. Suitable for all ages.

All illustrations copyright © Axel Scheffler 2004, published by Macmillan Children’s Books

‘Monstrous fun for your little horrors!’ ★★★★ Daily Mail

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WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

10.30AM AND 1.30PM

8.00PM

BLAKE – LOVE LIFTS US UP

THE GRUFFALO

Four voices in perfect harmony.

Live on Stage!

The greatest love songs of all time, in perfect harmony, with Brit-Award winning singers Blake featuring the most uplifting and romantic love songs of all time, plus exclusive new material from their hugely anticipated fourth album. Famous worldwide for creating unique harmony versions of pop,

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classical and West End anthems, the four charismatic British singers will take you on a two hour musical rollercoaster. You’ll laugh, cry and be amazed by Blake.

Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £25.00 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £23.00 Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£22.50

By popular demand, direct from a smash hit West End season! A Tall Stories production Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the award-winning picture book by Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson MBE and Axel Scheffler. The Gruffalo has been performed to well over a million people worldwide. Meet a wheeler-dealer Fox, an

eccentric old Owl and a maraca-shaking, party-mad Snake! Mouse can scare these hungry animals away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined…? Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups. Running time: 55 minutes (no interval) www.tallstories.uk.org Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£12.00 Schools/Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £9.50 box office 01962 840 440

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‘Decadance is onto something… a performance that is intensely emotional and casually streetwise.’ The New York Times

FRIDAY 21 AND SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

10.00AM – 6.00PM

WEDNESDAY 3 OCTOBER

8.00PM

DEVOTED AND DISGRUNTLED

DECADANCE

Do you love theatre? Do you find it frustrating? Do you feel audiences don’t get a voice?

A stunning triple-bill of work: When the Sky Breaks 3D City Breathing 4

Join the nationwide conversation about the future of theatre on the Devoted and Disgruntled Roadshow. In 2012 for the first time ever, you have the opportunity to take part in a unique nationwide conversation. The Devoted and Disgruntled Conference is a chance to check in with the theatre community, share the news about what we are doing well, talk 8

about what we could be doing better and take action on how to improve things. Join us and let’s work together towards making theatre better and making better theatre. www.devotedanddisgruntled.com Please book in advance. Tickets

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Outstanding performances from the all female hip-hop dance sensation DECADANCE fresh from New York presented by The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendall. Brooklyn-based Decadance redefines the image of women in hip-hop and has become a key ambassador of authentic New York City hip-hop culture around the world.

The Decadance Crew interacts with the 3D universe as the pure joy and spirit of dance transforms the buildings into rain and the streets into oceans. Embracing the fluid side of hip-hop, the dancers float, slide, spin, wave, and balance as the projections and choreography seamlessly merge together. www.decadancetheatre.com Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £16.00 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £14.00 Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £13.50 Schools/Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £11.00

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION ON WEDNESDAY

6.15PM

POST-SHOW Q &A ON THURSDAY EVENING

Free but please reserve a place when booking your ticket as places are limited. TUESDAY 25 – SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

8.00PM

MATINÉE (SATURDAY)

2.00PM

MATINÉE (THURSDAY)

1.30PM

Presented by Northern Broadsides in partnership with Harrogate Theatre Adapted by Deborah McAndrew from the original play by Nikolai Gogol Directed and Composed by Conrad Nelson

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‘Where there’s muck there’s brass’… this hysterically funny tale of misdeeds, misadventure and mistaken identity has plenty of both. In a small Pennine town a flashy young stranger is mistaken for the Government Inspector. The town’s unscrupulous Councillors, fearing discovery of their corrupt goings-on, do all they can to ingratiate themselves. Bribes, backhanders and brown envelopes abound and the stranger, who has an eye for a quick buck, takes full advantage with hilarious results. If you like your humour broad, your references topical, your heart warmed and your brass ‘live’, you’ll love A Government Inspector. Matinée . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £16.00 Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £20.00 Matinée (Concessions) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £13.00 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £18.00 Matinée (Friends). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.50 Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £17.50 Schools/Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Friends opening night offer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Two full tickets for the price of one box office 01962 840 440

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THURSDAY 4 – SUNDAY 7 OCTOBER

WINCHESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL The inaugural Winchester Comedy Festival brings four nights of world class entertainment to the intimate surroundings of the Theatre Royal in October 2012. Early booking recommended! STEWART FRANCIS: OUTSTANDING IN HIS FIELD THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER

8.00PM

Stewart Francis, the internationally acclaimed stand-up comedian, accomplished actor and writer, embarks on a brand new tour with a fantastic new show! Tickets

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JEREMY HARDY FRIDAY 5 OCTOBER

7.30PM

Jeremy Hardy has been a stand-up comic since 1984 and will be one until he dies or wins the lottery. Jeremy is best known for his work on Radio 4, notably on The News Quiz, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation. Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£15.00 Unwaged . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6.00

CARDINAL BURNS FRIDAY 5 OCTOBER LATE NIGHT SHOW

10.45PM

Favourites on the live comedy circuit, and fresh off the backs of their hit debut series on E4, Cardinal Burns bring their acclaimed sketches and characters live to the Winchester Comedy Festival for one night only. Age recommendation 16+ Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£12.00 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £10.00 10 book online theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

WINCHESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL GALA SHOW

hosted by comedian Tom Price ‘a class act’ SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER

8.00PM

Isy Suttie

Star of Channel 4 hits Peep Show and BBC's Whites,, Isy is a double British Comedy Award nominee and her musical brand of comedy has been featured on radio programmes such as Out To Lunch and The Now Show.

Doc Brown

Rapper turned comedian Doc Brown is a favourite on the circuit. With regular appearances on The Inbetweeners, Rev and Miranda, Doc is a must-see act.

Gareth Richards

Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee Gareth Richards is probably best known for his two years of co-hosting the Sony Gold Award winning Frank Skinner’s Absolute Radio Show. His warm-hearted brand of surrealism is inspired. Tickets for Comedy Gala . . . . . . . . . £16.00

TIM MINCHIN

Tim Minchin’s sold out gig has been rescheduled to 13 February 2013 and all bookers have been contacted. Many apologies for any inconvenience caused.

JASON BYRNE: PEOPLE’S PUPPETEER SUNDAY 7 OCTOBER

7.30PM

After the phenomenal success of his Cirque Du Byrne tour, Jason Byrne is bringing a brand new show back to the cities of Britain. People’s Puppeteer will have new stories, new props, and more of his trademark high octane lunacy. Tickets

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WEDNESDAY 10 OCTOBER

7.30PM

1.30PM AND 7.30PM

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION ON WEDNESDAY

Free but please reserve a place when booking your ticket as places are limited.

6.15PM

FARM BOY By Michael Morpurgo Presented by New Perspectives Theatre Company Adapted and directed by Daniel Buckroyd This magical tale of the bonds linking grandfather to grandson and ultimately both to the land has once more been brought to life by New Perspectives Theatre Company. A delightful touring show combining drama, storytelling and original music. This compelling sequel to the awardwinning War Horse is a moving account of the changing face of the English

THURSDAY 11 OCTOBER

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION

8.00PM

Free but please reserve a place when booking your ticket as places are limited.

6.15PM

THERE IS HOPE ‘War Horse sequel ploughs a rich furrow.’ ★★★★ The Daily Mail countryside and a beautifully-crafted reminder that stories really can reach out across the generations. Running time: 65 mins (no interval) For families and children aged 7+ years Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £16.00 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £14.00 Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £13.50 Schools/Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8.50

Rosie Kay Dance Company Expect humour, black comedy, athletic performances and, in true Rosie Kay style, some unexpected and extraordinary moments of dance and theatre. The time is 2012, the world is about to end. There is one ticket off this so-called poisoned planet. Do you take it? Who escapes? And where are we all going? There is Hope explores faith, belief, ritual, and the confines and claustrophobia of an international cast of incredible performers and musicians.

They journey through a universe of heavens, hells and purgatories – worlds of beauty and of the bizarre. There is Hope is a timely, pertinent and exciting work that speaks of today. With the riots of 2011 still fresh in everyone’s minds, what kind of world are we living in right now and, arguably, is there hope? www.rosiekay.co.uk Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £14.00 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.50 Friends/ Schools/Groups . . . . . . . . . . .£12.00 Ovation and Lifetime members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Two full tickets for the price of one box office 01962 840 440 11

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TUESDAY 9 OCTOBER

★★★★ The Scotsman FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER

POST-SHOW DISCUSSION THURSDAY 18 OCTOBER

8.00PM

Free but please reserve a place when booking your ticket as places are limited.

7.00PM

WESSEX DANCE ACADEMY

THE LAST OF THE LAKE

Wessex Dance Academy proudly presents The Performance, a brand new piece of choreography developed especially for our new cohort of young people. The Performance is the culmination of just three weeks of hard work by a new company of dancers from the Wessex Dance Academy and it promises to be another moving evening of dance by some of our most vulnerable young people from Hampshire Youth Offending Team. If you have not witnessed the creativity and fearlessness of these young people, then do not miss The Performance. The journey and the

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achievement of these exciting young performers shine through as they take to the stage. The evening will also include a special performance by the Wessex Boys, our performance company made up of young men who have been through the Academy and are now dancing full time at college.

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The Last of The Lake blends bold physical staging with audio-visual design allowing a rich and heady world of birds, mermaids and ritual to burst into life. “In distant desert villages where water is sparse young girls can either accept what fate has given them or fight against it. She turned into a mermaid.” The very last of the life-giving lake is about to run out. The village just hopes their saviours don’t run out on them. This new play from acclaimed young company Rough Fiction brings

the technicolour and extravagant world of magical realism to life as two girls, twinned by birth and by prophesy, engage in an epic, healing and emotionally-testing journey to the sea. Created by Phil King and Simon Pittman with the company. The performance will be followed by a postshow Q & A with the Director. Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£12.00 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £10.50 Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £10.00

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‘No escape from Life’s questions. Rough Fiction push the boundaries of text and performance.’

SINGER

‘Devastatingly stylish… a beauty in any circumstances.’ The Observer SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER

8.00PM

SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER

7.30PM

AAKASH ODEDRA – RISING

STACEY KENT AND HER MUSICIANS

Choreographed by Russell Maliphant, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Akram Khan, with lighting by Michael Hulls.

Stacey Kent, a best-selling member of the Blue Note roster of recording artists, now boasts six best-selling albums, a string of awards, including the British Jazz Award and BBC Jazz Award for Best Vocalist, as well as a fan-base that enables her to sell out concert halls around the world. Autumn 2011 saw the release of Dreamer In Concert, Stacey’s eagerly awaited third release on EMI's legendary Blue Note label and also her first-ever 'live' album. Recorded at La Cigale, last May in Paris, Stacey Kent delivers fresh interpretations

Rising is an amazing new evening of dance performed by Aakash Odedra, during which he explores different processes and aesthetics to create a completely new personal language. Performing extraordinary solos in the traditional dance forms of Kathak and Bharatanatyam, Aakash creates a compelling new flavour of contemporary dance.

‘It‘s the dance equivalent of a red-carpet event… establishes Odedra as a dancer to follow.’ Judith Mackrell, The Guardian Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£12.00 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £10.00

of some of the most emblematic songs in her repertoire, including standards from the Great American Songbook such as: The Best Is Yet To Come, They Can't Take That Away From Me and It Might As Well Be Spring. The album also features four previously unrecorded numbers (including one featuring lyrics by Man Booker Prize winning Novelist, Kazuo Ishiguro) as well as two beautiful songs from Antônio Carlos Jobim Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £20.00 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £18.50 Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £17.50 box office 01962 840 440 13

‘Subtle, intelligent, perceptive, observant and very, very funny.’ The Scotsman

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WEDNESDAY 24 OCTOBER

8.00PM

SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER

8.00PM

DANNY BHOY – DEAR EPSON

LEE NELSON – LIVE!

Following sensational performances on The Late Show with David Letterman and Live at the Apollo, smash hit tours of Australia, New Zealand and North America, one of Scotland’s biggest comedy exports, Danny Bhoy, brings his internationally renowned Gaelic charm back to UK theatres. In a slight departure from his traditional stand up, this show revolves around a handful of ‘feedback’ letters Danny penned out of frustration. It is a show about all those little annoyances – too frivolous to be a cause, too inconsequential to be a campaign, but

Star of the BBC’s Live at the Apollo and the smash-hit comedy Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show comes to Winchester for an evening of uproarious stand-up. “The hottest creation since Ali G

just about right for a stand-up with too much time on his hands. Danny commented, “A few years back, I launched a campaign (wrote some letters) which successfully saw the return of Roast Beef Monster Munch to our supermarket shelves. You’re welcome. This is a looselybased stand up which revolves around some similarly heroic work.”

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and Vicky Pollard” (Daily Mirror) is adding extra dates to his twice extended live tour due to overwhelming popular demand. Tickets

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Hello u blurb reading legend! Its Lee Nelson here from off ur tellybox. Me and my best mate and fat legend Omelette are coming to a town near u with a well funny, proper mental, live show. So dont b a mug, stop reading this rubbish n get yourself a ticket! Do It! Do It! Do It! Do it! Qwaliteeeeeeee!!!!

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION ON FRIDAY

6.15PM

POST-SHOW Q &A ON FRIDAY

Free but please reserve a place when booking your ticket as places are limited. THURSDAY 25 – SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER

8.00PM

MATINÉE (SATURDAY)

2.00PM

Kindly sponsored by

By Oscar Wilde Presented by London Classic Theatre

The Importance of Being Earnest

“To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.” Jack is in love with Gwendolen. Algernon is in love with Cecily. But when an identity crisis spirals out of control, the previously separate worlds of town and country collide and delicious mayhem ensues. Thoughts of marriage and a happy ending must be put on hold until the inimitable Lady Bracknell can be convinced that the young men are worthy suitors. Wonderful characters, sparkling dialogue, gloriously improbable plot twists and a sprinkling of romance – The Importance of Being Earnest has it all. London Classic Theatre promises to bring this 19th Century classic to vivid, extravagant life with customary flair, attention to detail, high-quality casting and impeccable production values. Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £19.00 Matinée . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £11.00 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £18.00 Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £17.50 Schools/Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7.50 Friends opening night offer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Two full tickets for the price of one box office 01962 840 440 15

Charlie and Lola ™ and © Lauren Child 2005. Charlie and Lola is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions and distributed by BBC Worldwide Ltd. BBC Worldwide logo ™ & © BBC 1996.

‘If you’ve got kids, go and see Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play. If you haven’t, borrow some and go anyway… it’s a genuine delight.’ Sunday Express

TUESDAY 30 AND WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER

FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER

11.00AM, 1.30PM AND 3.45PM

BOOK SIGNING

2.30PM

3.30PM

Watershed Productions present the BBC Worldwide and Polka Theatre production of

JACQUELINE WILSON – CHARLIE AND LOLA’S BESTEST PLAY A DATE WITH THE DAME! Based on the characters created by Lauren Child adapted by Jonathan Lloyd I have this little sister Lola. She is small and very funny… Don’t miss everyone’s favourite brother and sister, Charlie and Lola, in their extremely everso wonderful stage show! The stars of the hit BBC TV series and books by Lauren Child are brought to life by a magical mix of puppets, live action and music.

Will Charlie ever get Lola to sleep, even though she is not sleepy and will not go to bed? It won’t be easy – the Tigers want their bedtime milk, the Dancing Dogs have borrowed Lola’s pyjamas and Lola thinks there is an ogre hiding in the wardrobe! Age recommendation: 3+ Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes including interval Tickets

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Find out what inspires one of England’s most celebrated children’s writers, as Jacqueline Wilson talks about her life as an author and her latest work. Jacqueline’s books have sold over 20 million copies in the UK alone and are among the most borrowed books in the UK. Tickets will sell like hot cakes, so don’t delay in booking your ticket for this fantastic event. Jacqueline will be signing books, after this event, for a limited amount of time only.

Supported by Random House Children’s Books Age recommendation: 8+

AU T H O R AND FORMER CHILDREN’S L AUREATE

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Swinging at the Cotton Club featuring The Jiving Lindy Hoppers and Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra Kindly sponsored by

THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER

8.00PM

Swinging at The Cotton Club is the action-packed show celebrating the music, dance, and songs of the Cotton Club – New York City’s famous nightclub of the 1920s and ’30s. Performances by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Lena Horne and Fats Waller would have had the club swinging, whilst dancers such as Bojangles Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers lit up the stage with their breathtaking routines. The exciting music and dance routines are recreated by the fabulous Jiving Lindy Hoppers, the world’s premier jazz dance company and the exciting Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra – who together communicate the exuberance of the music and dance of the Cotton Club! Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £19.00 Ovation and Lifetime members . . . . . . . Two full tickets for the price of one

‘A positive pleasure to behold.’ The Guardian

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‘A sly, silly, sophisticated and winning take on an ancient Greek myth.’

founded 1912

The New York Times SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER

TUESDAY 6 – SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER MATINÉE (SATURDAY)

7.30PM

2.30PM

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION

5.30PM

Free but please reserve a place when booking your ticket as places are limited.

4.00PM

THE MERRY WIDOW

JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS

Winchester Operatic Society

Jason’s uncle isn’t exactly lovable… he’s murdered his brother (the king) and stolen the crown and now no one dares stand up to him. Things are about to get a major shake up though because Jason is BACK! After being banished as a baby, our wannabe hero returns to claim his rightful throne and make some big changes. Jason and his crew must sail on The Argo to the other side of the world to find the Golden Fleece and bring it back in order to unite the people again. As if that wasn’t enough, the odd monster, sleeping dragon and clashing rock

Original book and lyrics by Victor Leon and Leo Stein Music by Franz Lehar New book and lyrics by Phil Park Music adapted and arranged by Ronald Hanmer This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd on behalf of Glocken Verlag Ltd. Winchester Operatic Society presents the first show of its centenary year 2012–13, the evergreen Franz Lehar favourite The

Merry Widow. Often called ‘the queen of operettas’, this is certainly the most celebrated and successful show of its kind ever written. The melodies and songs – Vilja, The Merry Widow Waltz, You'll Find Me At Maxim’s to name but a few – are lovingly played and sung the whole world over, making it one of the surest box office attractions of all time. Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £14.50 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £13.50 Groups (of 15 and over) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£12.00 Opening night offer: two full tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £24.00

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endeavour to ruin his trip and spice things up on this most fantastic of journeys! You will laugh at this quirky, funny, exciting tale, told as only Visible Fictions know how, for ages 9 and above! Running time: 75 minutes

‘Fast, funny and decidedly funky.’ The Herald Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £11.00 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £9.50

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION ON WEDNESDAY POST-SHOW Q &A ON TUESDAY

6.15PM

Free but please reserve a place when booking your ticket as places are limited. TUESDAY 13 – SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER

8.00PM

MATINÉE (SATURDAY)

2.30PM

MATINÉE (WEDNESDAY)

PRESENTED BY PILOT THEATRE AND YORK THEATRE ROYAL By Alan Sillitoe Stage Adaptation by Roy Williams Directed by Marcus Romer Designed by Lydia Denno Lighting Design by Mark Beasley Soundscape by Sandy Nuttgens Visual Designs by KMA

1.00PM

A long distance race in real time. We follow one runner, alone with his thoughts, becoming part of his journey as his steady running rhythm transports him over a harsh, frost bitten earth. Colin Smith is defiant. A young rebel inhabiting the no man’s land of detention centres and young offenders institutes. Why, for whom and for what is he running? Adapted by BAFTA winning and Olivier Award nominated playwright Roy Williams (Sucker Punch, Fallout, Sing Yer Heart Out For The Lads), this gritty adaptation of Alan Sillitoe’s classic text hits the ground running; unlocking the biting realism of the original book while placing the drama firmly in a contemporary frame. Working with patron Roy Williams, award winning company Pilot Theatre brings this searing text of class and the criminal justice system to the stage. This stunning new production, set in Britain’s Olympic Year 2012, exposes the beating heart of a nation, still broken and still divided across class lines. For online education resources and schools workshops contact: education@pilot-theatre.com or 01904 635755 Follow the Runner #LDR2012 and @pilot_theatre www.pilot-theatre.com

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Matinée . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £16.00 Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £18.00 Matinée (Concessions) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £14.00 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £16.00 Matinée (Friends). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £13.50 Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £15.50 Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £11.00 Friends opening night offer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Two full tickets for the price of one

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‘A huge comic presence.’ The Times

Kindly sponsored by

SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER

7.30PM

WEDNESDAY 21 NOVEMBER

FRISKY & MANNISH – EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES School? College? Job? YAWN. Life is not about spreadsheets, it is about joy, laughter and POP MUSIC. Frisky and Mannish, pop experts and ‘fully blown superstars’ (Time Out), have taken their particular brand of pop education all around the world, from the Sydney Opera House to the cabaret dives of Berlin. Now they are coming to Winchester with their bestest bits, plus some brand new stuff.

‘On paper, it’s next to impossible to do justice to what happens during a Frisky and Mannish gig.’ The Daily Telegraph

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MARK WATSON – LIVE 2012 Mark Watson was a victim of identity theft. Someone successfully posed as him and took all his money. It made him think about the power of the internet, the nature of identity, the way to stop crime forever and live in a better world, and some other smaller matters. He has now finished thinking about these things and is ready to present his findings, laced with a barrage of new jokes, stories, observations and anecdotes, in his new show. May contain optional audience interaction, games, improvisation and unaggressive banter. If you're coming, please email

markwatsonspreview2012@gmail.com for pre-show briefing. The tour revisits some of Mark's favourite venues, some brand new territory, and a couple of places which he’s visiting as a dare.

‘A kind of unstoppable funny superhero.’ The Sunday Times

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PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION POST-SHOW Q &A

6.15PM

Free but please reserve a place when booking your ticket as places are limited. THURSDAY 22 NOVEMBER

Freedom Jasmin Vardimon Company Directed and choreographed by Jasmin Vardimon

WORLD PREMIERE TOUR ‘Beautiful. A deft theatrical touch.’ The Observer

8.00PM

CHOREOGR APHER

Award-winning choreographer and Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells, Jasmin Vardimon returns with the world premiere tour of her hotly anticipated new work, Freedom. Powered by Vardimon’s beguiling theatricality and provocative daring, Freedom will be performed by a versatile company of international dancers, fusing clever animation with live action and inventive set designs. Exploring notions of what keeps our imagination free, this full-length dance theatre production promises breathtaking physicality with beautifully detailed characterisation. Now a major force on the international dance theatre scene, Jasmin Vardimon Company has enjoyed repeated sell-out success internationally and at Sadler’s Wells – book now to avoid disappointment. Contains some adult material. Suitable for ages 14+ Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £16.00 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £14.00 Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £13.50 Schools/Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 box office 01962 840 440 21

Family Sundays Looking for exciting stuff to do on boring Sundays with your family? Theatre Royal Winchester in association with Winchester Discovery Centre is offering fantastic events and workshops for children, families and young people… designed for all ages to brighten your weekend! DATE

TIMES

SHOW

VENUE

Winchester Discovery Centre

Sunday 23 September 11.30am Sunday 30 September 10.00am – 5.00pm

Story Lounge Pirates and Wizard Sword and Wand making with storytelling Moomins Farm Boys and Girls Workshop

Winchester Discovery Centre Winchester Discovery Centre Theatre Royal Winchester

October 2012 Sunday 7 October Sunday 14 October Sunday 21 October Sunday 28 October

11.30am 11.00am – 4.00pm 11.30am 10.00am – 5.00pm

Rumpelstiltskin Making it Together Story Lounge Stage Combat

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November 2012 Sunday 4 November Sunday 11 November Sunday 18 November Sunday 25 November

11.00am and 2.00pm 4.00pm 11.30am 11.30am

Tick Tock – Andy & Mike Jason and the Argonauts Story Lounge Secret Garden

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December 2012 Sunday 2 December Sunday 9 December Sunday 16 December Sunday 23 December

11.30am – 2.00pm 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm

Sid’s Show Santa’s Grotto – Will Edelsten Santa’s Grotto – Story Lounge Santa’s Grotto – Will Edelsten

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September 2012 Sunday 9 September 11.30am Sunday 16 September 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.30pm

To book your tickets for Winchester Discovery Centre events please call 01962 873603 or visit www.hants.gov.uk/wdc or for Theatre Royal Winchester events please call 01962 840440 or visit www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk 22 book online theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

FANCY WINNING A COUPLE OF FREE THEATRE TICKETS? All you need to do is drop in to our Back Garden Café, adjacent to the Theatre Box Office and purchase a minimum £3.50 from our range of tasty snacks, drinks and light lunches, anytime between 10.00am and 2.00pm, Monday to Friday, and in the evenings from 6pm until the curtain up. Why not treat yourself to a glass of wine before the start of the show? Your name will be entered into our Weekly Draw for two tickets to a performance in our Autumn programme (tickets are not redeemable for cash and cannot be exchanged). Now, where else in Winchester would you get an offer like that? And, who knows, you might even find yourself rubbing shoulders with a well known actor, taking a break from rehearsals. Our café culture is Winchester’s best kept secret so come and sample it for yourself!

University of Winchester PRE-SHOW DISCUSSIONS

ANIMATION, PERFORMANCE AND THE REAL

To enhance your enjoyment of productions in the autumn season, academics and researchers from the University of Winchester will deliver a series of pre-show discussions. All are welcome. Please reserve your free place by calling the box office as places are limited.

SINGING OURSELVES: THE POLITICS OF THE ENSEMBLE IN A CHORUS LINE

11 NOVEMBER

6.00PM

AWKWARD COMEDY AND SEVERAL GOVERNMENT INSPECTORS Richard Cuming 26 SEPTEMBER

6.15PM

This talk identifies several different productions of Gogol’s A Government Inspector, focusing on its ‘awkward’ comedy and evaluating the ways the productions affect text.

ADOPT, ADAPT AND ACT Andy Melrose FARM BOY

Adapting novels to plays requires the author to focus on particular aspects of the text. This talk will explore the processes of adaptation from the author’s perspective.

6.15PM

ROSIE KAY

11 OCTOBER

6.15PM

This talk will discuss different modes of engaging in dance and with dance, using a triadic perspective on creating, performing and appreciating for Artists and Spectators.

THE IMPORTANCE IN SERIOUS TIMES OF BEING TRIVIAL

INTRODUCING ‘THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER’ Gary Farnell 14 NOVEMBER

6.15PM

This talk introduces Allan Sillitoe’s story The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner in connection with reflections on its adaptation for the dramatic stage.

MOVING: DANCE STORIES OF PLACE AND SPACE

Helen Grime, Gary Farnell and Michael Goron 26 OCTOBER

4.00PM

This talk will offer a selective history of cinematic animation. The focus will be on exploring how the processes and techniques of animating give life to the inanimate and aid the construction of the ‘real’.

Cathy Seago

This talk will explore the politics of A Chorus Line as an ensemble show in a multi-cultural society.

10 OCTOBER

JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS

DEVISING FOR DANCE: A TRIADIC PERSPECTIVE

Millie Taylor

8 SEPTEMBER 2012

Steven Allen

6.15PM

The Importance of Being Earnest has been seen in various contexts since its premier in 1895. This talk will consider what this farcical play has to say about our culture and our national identity in times of crisis.

Janet Lee

22 NOVEMBER

6.15PM

This discussion will explore how Vardimon’s choreography and performance work is developed through and with the idea of identity and location.

THE PANOTOMIME DAME James Barrie and Millie Taylor 15 DECEMBER

5.00PM

James Barrie, Director of this year’s Christmas pantomime Aladdin, and Millie Taylor in conversation.

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Young Theatre Royal Giving young performers aged 7 to 17 the opportunity to create theatre and perform. Ages 7–12

DENMEAD DRAMA GROUP

Ages 12–17

ACTING FOR STAGE

Creating performances and having fun are what it's all about. This friendly group is the perfect place to start to have fun, make new friends and pick up some skills along the way.

SPICY PENGUIN THEATRE

COMMUNITY CENTRE, DENMEAD

WINCHESTER

In this company you will explore everything from musical theatre to making people laugh, from singing to stage combat. TUESDAY

5.30 – 7.00PM

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ACTING UP

FRIDAY

4.30 – 5.30PM

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WEST MEON JUNIORS VILLAGE HALL, WEST MEON

This company thrives on exploring plays and learning how to improve your performance skills.

Through monthly workshops you will learn from theatre professionals and local artists whilst having an amazing amount of fun.

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WINCHESTER

WEDNESDAY

5.30 – 7.00PM

SATURDAY

10.00 – 11.30AM OR 11.30AM – 1.00PM

BISHOPS WALTHAM DRAMA GROUP

Ages 7–17

Creating performances and having fun are what it's all about. This friendly group is the perfect place to have fun, make new friends and pick up some skills along the way.

DENMEAD STREET DANCE

JUBILEE HALL, BISHOPS WALTHAM

MONDAY

4.00 – 5.15PM

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£60 per term

COMMUNITY CENTRE, DENMEAD

Throughout the year you will learn skills as well as professionally choreographed routines. FRIDAY

With an emphasis on comedy and musical theatre, this company is a perfect chance to experiment with all different types of theatre in a friendly and welcoming environment. The company focuses on creating performances that are highly entertaining whilst relying on fun and challenging the impossible. TUESDAY

7.00 – 9.00PM

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FADED IMAGE THEATRE WINCHESTER

This is perfect for those who love to look at plays with darker themes and stories. This company allows participants to develop their performance skills whilst working on moving and thought-provoking performances. WEDNESDAY

7.00 – 9.00PM

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5.30 – 6.30PM

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YOUNG THEATRE ROYAL

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£30 per year

WINCHESTER

£60 per term

Each company has its own flavour and style. If you see something you like, or if you would like more information, give Ryan a call on 01962 844600 ext 208 or email ryan.jones@theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

GLIMPSE THEATRE WINCHESTER

Throughout the year you will create little moments of theatre in various locations all over the city and at various events and festivals. From delicate sharings in ancient city locations to loud comical street arts on the High Street, this company offers exciting alternatives to conventional performance. THURSDAY

7.00 – 9.00PM

£130 per term

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BISHOPS WALTHAM YOUTH THEATRE JUBILEE HALL, BISHOPS WALTHAM

This company is all about getting stuck in and working together to create exciting moments of theatre. MONDAY

5.15 – 6.30PM

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DENMEAD YOUTH THEATRE COMMUNITY CENTRE, DENMEAD

This company is all about getting stuck in and working together to create exciting moments of theatre. FRIDAY

6.30 – 7.30PM

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Get involved at Theatre Royal Winchester

FARM BOYS & GIRLS

STAGE COMBAT

Ages 8–12

Ages 8–12

Join us as we explore the world of Michael Morpurgo’s Farm Boy. This adventure will allow us to make new friends, learn new skills, and take inspiration from the story as we create our very own performance at the end of the day. Price includes 1 ticket to see Farm Boy on Tuesday 9 October

Ever wanted to punch your friend in the face? Learn how with Theatre Royal Winchester! Learn everything from hair pulling to finger breaking, from slapping to head slamming. This extremely popular One Off Workshop will give you all the skills you need to know without hurting anybody at all.

SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER PERFORMANCE

SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER

10.00AM – 5.00PM PRESENTATION

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£25.00

10.00AM – 5.00PM

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WEST MEON SENIORS VILLAGE HALL, WEST MEON

IMPROV FOR ADULTS

Monthly master classes with industry professionals will ensure that no workshop is ever the same. This year will end in an opportunity to show off your newly acquired skills in a special showcase. FRIDAY

Ages: 16+ A day long course for actors seeking to explore and examine the art of improvisation. No experience necessary, just a willingness to get stuck in.

7.30 – 9.00PM

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£30 per year HOW TO BOOK

Please call the Box Office on 01962 840440 or visit www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER

10.00AM – 5.00PM

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Exhibitions

MONDAY 3 SEPTEMBER – FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER

SARAH GREEN Postcards from the Padang A contemporary interpretation of sixties Singapore. Winchester based designer-maker Sarah Green specialises in making jewellery from plastic and resin, graphic design for print and exploring connections between the two disciplines. A member of Brassey Road Studios, her work is bright, bold and expressive.

MONDAY 5 NOVEMBER – FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER

From 1959–1969 Sarah’s late grandparents were based in Singapore and Malaysia as part of a British Army posting – a vibrant time to be in the Far East. This new body of work created especially for this exhibition at Theatre Royal Winchester features contemporary designs inspired by family stories and memories, the original photographs and personal artefacts from the time.

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MICHELE GUDINO Clockworky Quirky customised clocks. Michele is a multi-disciplinary artist who is based at Brassey Road Studios in Winchester. Her work is diverse and she uses a variety of media to convey her ideas. Her latest project 'Clockworky' involves customising old clocks and transforming them into stunning contemporary pieces with a quirky twist. www.brasseyroadstudio.co.uk

Winchester Theatre Trust acknowledgements Patrons Lady Bland – Principal Patron Lord Ashburton KG Colin Firth CBE Sir Christopher Ondaatje CBE, OC Richard Steel Janet Suzman DBE Alan Titchmarsh MBE

Major sponsors, donors and supporters Charitable Trusts & Foundations 29th May Charitable Trust de Laszlo Foundation Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Equity Trust Fund Foundation for Sports & The Arts Garfield Weston Foundation Headley Trust Linbury Trust Manifold Trust Monument Trust Thornton Foundation Trusthouse Charitable Trust Vivian Duffield Foundation Walter Guinness Charitable Trust Wolfson Foundation … and with thanks to all our customers

With special thanks to Sir Christopher & Lady Bland Viscount & Viscountess Bridgeman of Leigh Richard Chisnell Russell Fairchild Richard & Corin Cotton Lord & Lady Gavron Brenda Johnson and the late Eric Johnson Malcolm & Sarah Le May Tom Lynch Richard Morse Sir Christopher Ondaatje CBE, OC The Earl & Countess of Portsmouth Lord & Lady Sainsbury of Preston Candover Peter & Jan Scott Richard Steel Simon Ward Principal Corporate Sponsor Arqiva Grateful thanks also to Cazenove John Lewis Partnership Mackarness & Lunt Solicitors Stefan Lipa Consultancy Ltd Wessex Insurance Workhouse Ltd

A £1 restoration levy is added to each ticket sold in order to maintain our listed building, meet running costs and improve the services we offer. This is included in the published price.

FIVE SIMPLE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR BOOKING Online Visit our website at www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk for details. Additional charges apply for online bookings.

In Person During the box office opening hours. Monday – Friday: 10.00am – 6.00pm Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm Box Office is also open two hours before Sunday performances (or until 15 minutes after ‘curtain up’ on performance days).

Telephone Call the box office, an answerphone is available outside opening hours or during busy periods. Telephone bookings can be paid for by debit or credit card.

Card All card transactions over the telephone or in person incur a £1.50 card charge per transaction. (This service is free to Ovation and Lifetime members).

Theatre Tokens We accept payment by theatre tokens.

Theatre Royal Winchester is supported by Winchester Theatre Trust registered charity no 1099252. Registered in England 03696681. Live Theatre Winchester Trust registered charity no 1077139. VAT no 744 8764 89.

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Choose your seats Reservations Reservations can be held for three working days. However, reservations cannot be made one week or less before a show. If payment is not received within this time, reservations will be released for general sale. Exchanges and Resales The exchange of tickets to a different performance of the same show is subject to a charge of £1.00 per ticket. If you are unable to attend a performance for which you have booked, the box office will try to re-sell your tickets, although the selling of any unsold seats must take priority. There is a service charge of £1.00 for each ticket resold. Exchanges and refunds are free of charge to Friends. We regret that refunds cannot be made. Concessions Reductions are usually available for students, under 16s, benefit claimants and senior citizens. Concessionary customers receive £2.00 reduction on most tickets. All relevant vouchers must be presented and concessions requested at the time of booking and discounts may not be applied to tickets already purchased.

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weeks prior to the performance/event booked, a charge of 50% of the total value will be made. For packages including workshops, please discuss your requirements with Participation & Learning on 01962 844 600. Family Tickets On selected shows, family tickets are available at a reduced price for groups of four, of which at least one must be an adult and one a child.

Data Protection When processing your booking the box office will ask for your name, address, telephone number and email. This information is required for administration purposes and may be used to keep you informed of forthcoming events. We may pass your details on to carefully selected arts organisations. Live Theatre Royal Winchester Trust Limited is a registered charity and we occasionally contact our audiences as part of our fundraising activities. Please let us know if you don’t want your details to be used.

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Wheelchair Users We can accommodate wheelchairs in the stalls, and rows A and B can be removed to accommodate group bookings for disabled customers. According to the terms of our licence, wheelchair users must be accompanied during a performance. If you wish to bring a friend along, their ticket will be available at a 50% discount.

Toilet Facilities Adapted facilities are available on the ground floor in the atrium.

By coach‌ Passengers may be dropped off outside the theatre. Parking for coaches is available at the coach park, Worthy Lane. This coach park is Pay and Display.

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Parking There is limited parking at the Discovery Centre. Use Tower Street for alternative parking.

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Hearing Impaired Theatre Royal Winchester has an induction loop system in the auditorium, please ask at the box office either when booking or before the performance. We offer sign language interpreted performances for BSL users whenever possible. Please contact the box office on 01962 840 440 for information on selected performances.

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Assistance Dogs Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the building. Please talk to box office staff about any special requirements when booking. No other animals are permitted beyond the entrance foyer.

By train‌ Theatre Royal Winchester is a short walk from Winchester station along City Road. Trains run directly from London Waterloo (55 mins) Basingstoke (20 mins) and Southampton (15 mins) and many other main line stations. Train information 08457 48 49 50.

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Please call the box office to discuss booking for larger groups and we will do our utmost to help with any requests.

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Interval Drinks Avoid queuing at the interval by ordering drinks in advance from one of our three licensed bars. To be able to take your drinks into the auditorium please ask for plastic glasses.

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Arts Angels Annual membership costs from just £25 and is available to buy from the Box Office on 01962 840 440

Theatre Royal Winchester Arts Angels. Protecting the cultural heritage of Winchester for future generations. Help us to protect your cultural heritage by pledging support to the Theatre Royal Winchester and become an Arts Angel today. Arts Angels pledge at least £150 per year to the theatre enabling us to continue playing an active role in developing quality of life in this area, keep ticket prices affordable and the theatre accessible to all. For further information: contact Katelin Prince, Development Manager on 01962 844 600 x 206 or katelin.prince@theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

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To donate: cheque, cash or card payments can be left with your contact details at the Box Office.

With thanks to our Arts Angels: Russell and Angela Fairchild Brenda Johnson Dr John Massy Graham Hill Richard and Caroline York Mohamed and Marie-Anne Bakhaty

Become a Friend See more theatre for less! Become a Friend and enjoy: • Two for one ticket offers on the opening night of selected shows • £2.50 off tickets for most shows • Advance notification of shows each season • And more…

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As an early Christmas gift, join our Friends scheme from now until the end of 2012 and receive a free Behind the Curtain book about the history of the Theatre Royal Winchester worth £10.00. With up to 200 shows per year and a professional programme that encompasses drama, comedy, music, dance, children’s theatre and more, there is a wealth of choice for theatre lovers. For further information pick up a leaflet at the theatre or go to www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

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Become a supporter or sponsor of the Theatre Royal Winchester and your logo could be on this page in our next brochure. Entry level starts at just ÂŁ200 plus VAT (for companies with less than 20 staff members). A perfect opportunity for local businesses looking for ways to become more involved in community activities. For further information contact Katelin Prince at katelin.prince@theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk or call 01962 844 600 ext 206

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST 13–17 NOVEMBER

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THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER

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