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WELCOME

DIARY AT A GLANCE DECEMBER SPAMALOT Tue 7 Dec 2010 - Sat 1 Jan 2011 FEBRUARY CIRCUS OF HORRORS Tue 8 Feb SALLY MORGAN Wed 9 Feb THE JOHNNY CASH STORY Fri 11 Feb

Welcome to the Alexandra Theatre’s latest season brochure. As the new General Manager I would like to say how delighted I am to be a part of the Alex’s long and illustrious history. We have many exciting plans for the future of the theatre and I look forward to updating you on these developments very soon. In the meantime, taking us into Christmas this year we have the Tony award-winning Monty Python’s Spamalot. Led by Olivier award-winning actor Matthew Kelly, the nation’s favourite Nancy – Jodie Prenger and Eastenders’ Todd Carty, the superbly talented cast are guaranteed to leave you looking on the bright side of life Next year we have a wide range of shows, from the high impact dance explosion Flawless, the supreme comedic talents of Lenny Henry to the magical mystery of Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine so there’s sure to be something to excite everyone. If you would like more information on any of our shows please visit www.alexandratheatre.org.uk and sign up to our online mailing list or you can join our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter, where you’ll be the first to get all our latest updates. If you have any comments or feedback please let me know by email kimgladston@theambassadors. com and I look forward to welcoming you to the theatre in the very near future. Kim Gladston General Manager

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REAL DEAL COMEDY JAM Sat 12 Feb FLAWLESS Sun 13 Feb COUNT ARTHUR STRONG Mon 14 Feb FIREMAN SAM Sun 20 Feb ROY ORBISON AND FRIENDS Thu 24 Feb LENNY HENRY Sun 27 Feb


MARCH

APRIL

10CC Tue 8 Mar

ITY & FANCY CAT Sun 10 Apr

SCIENCE MUSEUM LIVE Wed 9 Mar

SALLY MORGAN Mon 11 Apr

THE WIGGLES Thu 2 Jun

SOLID SILVER 60S Thu 10 Mar

DRUMCHASERS BY NOISE ENSEMBLE Tue 12 Apr

BACK FOR GOOD Fri 3 Jun

JETHRO Sun 13 Mar JOE LONGTHORNE Mon 14 Mar GEORGE’S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE Tue 15 - Sat 19 Mar

THE BIG BALLET Wed 13 Apr THE CHIPPENDALES Thu 14 Apr MILTON JONES Sat 23 Apr

MARY WILSON Sun 20 Mar

THE NAKED TRUTH Tue 26 - Wed 27 Apr

CORRIE! Mon 21 - Sat 26 Mar

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CHARLIE LANDSBOROUGH Sun 27 Mar

DERREN BROWN SVENGALI Mon 9 - Sat 21 May

STEPHEN K AMOS Wed 25 May JUNE

THE WIZ Fri 10 - Sat 18 Jun DYLAN MORAN Wed 22 - Thu 23 Jun HORRIBLE HISTORIES Tue 28 Jun - Sat 2 Jul JULY JASON MANFORD Fri 8 & Sat 9 Jul JOHN EDWARD Mon 11 Jul ABBA MANIA Fri 15 Jul

AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP (ATG) is the largest theatre operator in the world combining its international stature with core local values.

SPAMALOT Tue 7 Dec 2010 Sat 1 Jan 2011

As a successful and respected theatre provider, ATG has years of experience helping millions of customers enjoy the very best theatre and live entertainment - and now it’s your turn to be part of it.

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show girls, witch burnings, not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people! The musical features hilarious songs including the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite comedy tune ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE. With more jokes than a panto and tights even tighter than Dick Wittington, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to get on your horse, grab your coconuts and make Spamalot your Christmas treat for 2010.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;A TRULY JOYOUS AND TRIUMPHANT EVENINGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; DAILY EXPRESS

TUE 7 DEC - SAT 1 JAN Week 1 Tue 7 - Sat 11 Dec Tue - Sat 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm Week 2 Mon 13 - Sat 18 Dec Mon - Sat 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm Week 3 Mon 20 - Sun 26 Dec* Mon - Thu 7.30pm Wed, Fri & Sun mats 2.30pm Week 4 Mon 27 Dec - Sat 1 Jan Mon - Thu & Sat 7.30pm Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat mats 2.30pm

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*Jodie will not be performing 22 - 26 Dec inclusive.

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ALEXANDRA THEATRE WINTER 2010/SPRING 2011 SEASON

CIRCUS OF HORRORS

SALLY MORGAN

TUE 8 FEB 7.30pm L C G

WED 9 FEB 7.30pm SOLD OUT NEW NEWDATE DATEON ONSALE SALE- MON 11 APR 7.30pm G

FOUR CHAPTERS FROM HELL It’s a staggering 15 years since it first trampled the bloody boards and has since toured around the world achieving cult status and dragging circus screaming and shouting into the 21st century. This show contains some of the greatest, most bizarre and beautiful circus acts on earth. From daredevil flying trapeze to a vampire crow woman suspended from her hair. Not recommended to under 16’s.

Fresh from her new TV Series - Psychic Sally On The Road on Living TV, Britain’s best loved celebrity psychic returns by popular demand as part of her nation wide tour. Her reputation has been built from her close relationship with many high profile celebrities. Don’t miss this unique theatrical experience. www.sallymorgan.tv

THE JOHNNY CASH STORY

FLAWLESS

FRI 11 FEB 7.30pm C L

SUN 13 FEB 7.30pm G

If you saw the film Walk the Line then you will not want to miss this fantastic show! Since appearing on BBC television at the age of 14 singing The Tennessee Flat Top Box, Roger Dean has been playing Cash’s music most of his life. With the Lazy Boys he will keep you spellbound with his knowledge of the country music legend.

Now’s your chance to see Flawless, the stars of StreetDance 3D and Britain’s Got Talent, as never before as they fuse stunning street with jazz and ballet in a show that is breathtaking, funny and moving. Then it’s your turn as you journey through time and space to chase the dream!

WITH ROGER DEAN AND THE LAZY BOYS

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PSYCHIC SALLY ON THE ROAD

STREET DANCE SUPERSTARS

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COUNT ARTHUR STRONG'S

FIREMAN SAM

MON 14 FEB 8pm L C G

SUN 20 FEB 1.30pm & 4pm F

Command Performance is so new, not even Arthur knows he’s doing it yet… Don’t worry about that though, it’s never stopped him before! So get your Maltesers out, roll your trouser legs up and sit back and enjoy this potentially wonderful show. Pausing only to glance up from your program to ask when the interval is. We guarantee you’ll have never seen anything like it, whatever it is. Now, if only we can find him!

Join Fireman Sam and all his friends, as Pontypandy hosts its first ever music festival! Station Officer Steele has booked a surprise guest star to perform at the festival, it’s a big secret. With so much to plan and prepare Norman Price and Mandy Flood are told to stay out of mischief. Will Sam save the day? Will the show go on? Will Elvis finally get to perform? The Hero next door is back.

ROY ORBISON

LENNY HENRY

THU 24 FEB 7.30pm

SUN 27 FEB 7.30pm

Barry Steele puts the Oomph back into the Big 'O' as he takes to the stage as we celebrate Roy Orbison’s 75th birthday, with hits from the early 50’s right through to the Travelling Wilburys. With full Support from Marc J Robinson as Buddy Holly and Steve Halliday as Young Elvis Presley, and of course our sensational five piece cover band The BWK’s.

Cradle To Rave is the brand new one man show from Lenny Henry, fresh from his award winning stint in Othello. Lenny returns to his roots with a funky, funny and touching show about the thing he loves most: music. Cradle To Rave is a musical journey exploring the role music has played and will play at every stage of Lenny’s life. Written by Lenny Henry and Jon Canter.

COMMAND PERFORMANCE

AND FRIENDS

‘True Identikit Brilliance’ The Stage

PONTYPANDY ROCKS!

CRADLE TO RAVE: A MUSICAL JOURNEY

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ALEXANDRA THEATRE WINTER 2010/SPRING 2011 SEASON

10CC

SCIENCE MUSEUM

TUE 8 MAR 7.30pm

WED 9 MAR 1.30pm & 7pm E

Back by popular demand 10cc, one of the most successful groups of the 70’s embark on a nationwide tour in spring 2011. Join 10cc as they perform hit after hit with over 10 top ten hits including 3 No 1s: Rubber Bullets, I’m Not In Love, Dreadlock Holiday Donna, Art For Art’s Sake, Good Morning Judge, The Things We Do For Love, I’m Mandy, Fly Me, Life Is A Minestrone, The Dean And I and The Wall Street Shuffle.

Explosive entertainment for all the family

SOLID SILVER 60S

JETHRO

THU 10 MAR 7.30pm

SUN 13 MAR 7.30pm G

They say that if you remember the 60s you weren’t there! Fill that gap in your memory with The Solid Silver 60s Show and relive the 60s with original artists singing their greatest hits! Now in its 26th year the show features the unforgettable talents of Dave Berry, Chris Farlowe, Wayne Fontana, Terry Sylvester (formerly of The Hollies) all backed by Vanity Fare and very special guests The Merseybeats.

Originally a ‘timber man’ from Lavant Tin Mine, Jethro will be performing armed with nothing more than a microphone, a stand and a small table with his favorite drink to hand. As he paces the stage from side to side, you’ll hear hilarious antics of rural comedy delivered to you in a warm, Cornish accent. Selling over 4 Million stand-up comedy DVD’s to date. Contains Adult Material.

LIVE IN CONCERT

LIVE ON TOUR

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LIVE ON TOUR!

Experience spectacular science, dangerous demonstrations and extraordinary experiments as London’s world-famous Science Museum takes to the stage for the first time ever with a spectacular live show to blow your mind and challenge your brain. Suitable for children aged 7 years and above.

LIVE ON TOUR


JOE LONGTHORNE

MARY WILSON OF THE SUPREMES

MON 14 MAR 7.30pm

SUN 20 MAR 7.30pm G

Joe's repertoire of voices is endless and includes hundreds of the world's top singers, however, he is perhaps best known for his impersonation of Shirley Bassey who has commented, 'Joe can do me better than I can do myself'. During his career, Joe has received gold and platinum discs for his albums, enjoyed sell-out concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as touring Australia several times.

Original Supreme Mary Wilson performs all the Greatest hits of The Supremes, with special guests The Chi-Lites. The Supremes many hits including Where Did Our Love Go, Come See About Me, Stop In The Name Of Love, You Keep Me Hanging On, You Can’t Hurry Love, Baby Love & Stoned Love. The Chi–Lites hits include Have You Seen Her,Oh Girl, Homely Girl & It’s Time For Love.

CHARLIE LANDSBOROUGH

DRUMCHASERS

PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS

UK TOUR

SUN 27 MAR 7.30pm Charlie Landsborough, the uniquely gifted much loved singer/songwriter, heads out again on this major UK tour. Charlie and his five-piece band are well known for keeping concertgoers enthralled. His engaging anecdotes captivate audiences wherever he performs - he is as entertaining as he is melodic and there’s always a good dose of humour thrown in. His music ranges from inspirational to country, from ballad to anthem, and hits the spot.

WITH THE CHI-LITES

TUE 12 APR 7.30pm F DrumChasers is the new percussion spectacular from the creator of international success Noise Ensemble. 10 fantastic percussionists and dancers take to the stage in an explosion of sound and light with a story of rivalry, romance and rhythm. Powerful and energetic, moving and funny, DrumChasers is a show for all ages and promises an evening quite unlike anything you’ve seen before.

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BACK IN BIRMINGHAM BY POPULAR DEMAND!

By

Roald Dahl

Adapted by

David Wood

Birmingham Stage Company present Roald Dahl’s amazing story about a young boy who makes a marvellous new medicine to cure his grandmother of her terrifying temper. But when his grandmother drinks his special new potion, the most incredible things start to happen. And George’s adventure has just begun! The Birmingham Stage Company is back on tour with a brand new adaptation of one of Roald Dahl’s funniest and most exciting stories. It follows the company’s acclaimed productions of Horrible Histories, Why The Whales Came and Danny The Champion Of The World. If you’re looking for fizztickling fun and wizzpopping magic for all the family, then don’t miss George’s Marvellous Medicine!

‘ABSOLUTELY WICKED -AND NOT JUST FOR THE CHILDREN!’ THE STAGE See a trailer of the show at www.birminghamstage.com 9

‘WONDERFULLY WITTY! ENTER INTO DAHL’S QUIRKY WORLD WITH APLOMB AND ENORMOUS GLEE’ THE TIMES

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TUE 15 - SAT 19 MAR Tue, Fri & Sat 7pm Wed, Thu & Fri 10.30am Wed & Thu 1.30pm Sat 2.30pm G C L F E Details page 17

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OFFICIAL 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!

++++ ‘INGENIOUS’ THE TIMES

++++ ‘ABSOLUTELY BURSTING WITH HEART AND HUMOUR’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘AN AFFECTIONATE ROMP THROUGH 50 DRAMATIC YEARS!' TONY WARREN (CORONATION ST CREATOR)

Presented by ITV and Phil McIntyre Entertainments Ltd Celebrating 50 Golden years of Britain’s longest-running and most loved soap, the World Premiere of this brand new comedy play is not to be missed. Fully endorsed by ITV, Corrie! is a funny and affectionate tribute to five decades of Coronation Street written by award-winning playwright and Coronation Street scriptwriter Jonathan Harvey (Canary, Beautiful Thing, Closer to Heaven, Gimme Gimme Gimme). Corrie! follows the fortunes of two of Weatherfield’s finest families, the Barlows and the Platts and features all your favourite characters past and present including; Ena Sharples, Hilda Ogden, Hayley and Roy, Richard Hillman, Jack Duckworth, Bet Lynch, Steve, Karen and Becky and many more. Relive those magic moments from ‘the Street’- see the tram run over Alan, Tracy kill Charlie, Todd kiss Nick and Gail marry Brian, Martin, Richard and Joe! Packed with surprises live on stage every night, you never know who might pop in to the Rovers Return to entertain you! Corrie! It’s right up your street.

‘AN HILARIOUS ROLLER COASTER. GO AND SEE CORRIE!’ WILLIAM ROACHE (KEN BARLOW & ORIGINAL CAST MEMBER!)

SPECIAL CORRIE LEGEND AT EVERY PERF!

MON 21 - SAT 26 MAR Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm L G C Details page 17

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ALEXANDRA THEATRE WINTER 2010/SPRING 2011 SEASON

BIG BALLET

CHIPPENDALES®

WED 13 APR 7.30pm

THU 14 APR 7.30pm G C

Amande Concerts presents The Big Ballet, an ensemble of 16 Corps de Ballet dancers, each weighing no less than 16-Stone and united in a common cause; not to lose a single pound. These ladies enchant their audiences with different classical and modern ballet pieces in a hilarious comedy show full of fun and astonishing choreography, proving that you shouldn’t take life, or yourself, too seriously.

The Men of Chippendales return in 2011 with their newest production: Most Wanted! Prepare yourself for a non-stop party of live music, audience interaction, dancing and fantasy that will excite your senses and leave you breathless. Grab your girlfriends and make your way to the hottest party in the UK.

SIZE DOES MATTER

MOST WANTED TOUR 2011

'Pecs + Abs and Rock'n'Roll!' YOU magazine

HOSPITALITY

MILTON JONES

THE LION WHISPERER SAT 23 APR 8pm Milton Jones, - you know the weird bloke with the shirts from Mock the Week. As well as star of the Michael Mcintyre Roadshow, and the voice of 8 series for Radio 4 including The Very World of Milton Jones and Another Case of Milton Jones and all sorts of other radio and telly as well. Awards too. Well it’s his new show with new stuff, not in his last show. Youtube him or something… www.miltonjones.com ‘Sultan of the surreal’ The Guardian 11

The Alexandra Theatre has excellent facilities enabling us to offer you more than just a theatre ticket! Whether you are entertaining clients, friends or family, our venue provides first class hospitality. We can tailor bespoke packages to suit your needs for everything from birthdays through to corporate nights out. With exclusive use of one of our hospitality suites and a personal host on hand throughout your visit, we can guarantee you a truly memorable theatre experience. For corporate hospitality contact Hannah James on 0121 230 9074 or email HannahJames@TheAmbassadors.com (Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm).


ALL NEW FOR 2011! ‘BRILLIANT. THERE WAS NOTHING FOR IT BUT TO SURRENDER TO HIS CONTROL’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘A SPECTACULAR NIGHT OF ENTERTAINMENT. DERREN IS, WITHOUT DOUBT, THIS COUNTRY’S GREATEST ILLUSIONIST’ TIME OUT

‘YOU REPEATEDLY FIND YOURSELF RETRIEVING YOUR JAW FROM THE FLOOR’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

Dubbed a ‘psychological illusionist’ by the Press, Derren Brown is a performer who combines magic, suggestion, psychology, misdirection and showmanship in order to seemingly predict and control human behaviour, as well as performing mind-bending feats of mentalism. For the past ten years Derren has created TV and stage performances that have stunned audiences, debunked the paranormal and encouraged many to improve and enhance their own mental abilities. His first show appeared in 2000, Derren Brown: Mind Control, followed with Trick of the Mind, Trick or Treat and a series of Specials including the controversial Russian Roulette and the hugely popular Events. Following his sell-out performances in May 2010 we’re delighted to announce that Derren will be making a return to the Alexandra Theatre in 2011 with his brand new production Svengali. This is sure to be one of the hottest tickets in town, so book now! Not suitable for children under 12 years

MON 9 - SAT 21 MAY 7.30pm

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AN EYE-POPPING TREAT FOR ALL THE FAMILY!

Tailor-made for women The Naked Truth is the hit comedy play from Dave Simpson, the writer of the smash-hit comedy Girls Night Out, starring Maureen Nolan and Claire King Emmerdale, Michelle Heaton Liberty X and Leanne Jones Olivier award winning star of Hairspray. It’s a women thing, as five very different women struggle hilariously to conquer pole dancing for an event to raise awareness and money for a breast cancer charity. As their stories unfold and unravel, they share laughter and tears in this hilarious, sad and ultimately moving play. The Naked Truth is a poignant and uplifting comedy, a call to all women, and celebrating strength through adversity. Its a show for women, about women, that men absolutely must see (if they dare!)

‘THIS SHOW IS EVEN MORE UPLIFTING THAN A PLAYTEX BRA’

‘THE AUDITORIUM SEEMS FIT TO COMBUST SPONTANEOUSLY IN AN EXPLOSION OF JOY AND EXCITEMENT’ THE TIMES It’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage! Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, these two astounding shows - The Awful Egyptians & The Ruthless Romans - are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips. See a trailer of the shows at birminghamstage.com

TUE 26 - WED 27 APR Tue & Wed 7.30pm

TUE 28 JUN - SAT 2 JUL Awful Egyptians Tue & Sat 7pm, Wed & Fri 10.30am Thu 1.30pm Ruthless Romans Wed 1.30pm, Thu 10.30am, Fri 7pm, Sat 2.30pm

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PUBLIC REVIEWS

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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF…THINK OF HOME Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company and West Yorkshire Playhouse Present

DIRECTOR Josette Bushell-Mingo CHOREOGRAPHER Paul J Medford MUSIC DIRECTOR Warren Wills DESIGNER Rosa Maggioria LIGHTING DESIGNER Philip Gladwell SOUND DESIGNER Ed Clarke PROJECTION DESIGNER Mic Pool CASTING DIRECTOR Pippa Ailion

The REP comes to the Alexandra Theatre as part of its first ever off-site programme in 2011

BOOK BY William F. Brown MUSIC AND LYRICS BY Charlie Smalls BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH The Susan Gurman Agency, LLC, New York The Wizard Of Oz with a twist, The Wiz is a soulful, stirring, rhythm and blues musical adaptation of the story we all know and love. Featuring the wonderful Motown classics Everybody Rejoice, If You Believe, Ease On Down The Road and the beautiful show stopper, Home, The Wiz is an inspirational story about Dorothy and her adventures in Oz. If you love The Wizard Of Oz, The Return To Oz or Wicked then you’ll love The Wiz. This production features a professional cast of actors and musicians with a supporting cast from the local community.

FRI 10 - SAT 18 JUN Mon - Sat 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2pm Previews Fri 10 - Sat 11 Jun 7.30pm Press Night Tue 14 Jun 7pm After Dark Post Show Discussion Wed 15 Jun 7.30pm L G C E Details page 17

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IT’S THE ONE THAT YOU WANT!

The No.1 Greatest Musical, Grease, is back at the Alexandra Theatre for 3 weeks only! Dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and get ready for the most fun-filled, high octane Rock’n’Roll party of the year.

‘IT’S ELECTRIFYING GO GO GO!’ NEIL SEAN, SKY NEWS

‘GREASE IS STILL THE WORD’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

It’s the original High-School musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more. So come and join Danny and Sandy along with those groovy T-Birds, sassy Pink Ladies and the whole gang at Rydell High - book now! IT’S THE MOST ELECTRIFYIN’ EXTRAVAGANZA ON STAGE! Be there or be square!

BACK FOR 2011 ON SALE DATES LiveCard Mon 6 Dec Groups Fri 10 Dec Public Mon 13 Dec

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RESTORATION

THEATRE TOURS

In order to support the substantial investment we have already made and will continue to make on the upgrading and maintenance of our beautiful theatres, ATG have introduced a £1 Restoration Levy into our theatres. This much needed funding has already allowed us to work on numerous projects that will preserve and restore our theatres for generations to come.

Have you ever wondered what its like to go backstage at the Alex? Why not book one of our upcoming tours? Each tour will give you a unique insight into one of the most historic theatres in the West Midlands. See the dressing rooms that have housed the stars, visit the backstage areas that are the workhouse of theatre life and finally step on stage* at the Alex and in doing so join with some of the greats of English theatre. Our upcoming schedule includes:

Here at the Alex we have already begun replacing the seating inside the auditorium, the front section of the stalls is now complete and this work will continue over the coming months. In addition, the theatre has undertaken major repairs to the roof and has purchased a new lighting desk to assist our visiting companies. These improvements are designed to maximise the theatre going experience for both audiences and visiting companies alike and there are many more exciting plans including work on the frontage and in the dressing rooms currently in discussion. We thank you for your support.

SAT 5 FEBRUARY SAT 19 MARCH SAT 16 APRIL Tours cost £7.50 per person and must be booked in advance. You can either book at the Box Office in person or call the Groups Department on 0844 372 7272 (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm). For group organisers looking to arrange a tour for their party please email HannahJames@theambassadors.com or call the Groups Department to arrange. *Access to the stage is not always possible due to visiting company policy. Please note the tour covers all parts of the theatre and this includes many stairs.

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BOOKING INFORMATION

TELEPHONE BOOKINGS Ticketmaster 0844 847 2293 (bkg fee) (24 hr booking line) Calls charged at national rate, subject to bkg/ transaction fee. GROUPS HOTLINE 0844 372 7272 Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm ONLINE www.alexandratheatre.org.uk POSTAL BOOKINGS State the performance and choice of seats, enclosing a cheque or Postal order. Mail to: The Box Office, Alexandra Theatre, Station Street, Birmingham, B5 4DS. Cheques should be made payable to The Ambassador Theatre Group Venues. Please also include on the back of the cheque the 16 digit card number and expiry date and issue number if there is one.

VENUE IMPROVEMENTS The ticket price for certain shows may include a £1 contribution to the theatre’s restoration fund.

MEDIUM /THERAPIST/ CLAIRVOYANT By attending this event you agree that you have sought the services provided of your own accord and understand that it is a holistic experiment and experience. The medium/ therapist/ clairvoyant may give you information that could bring about a positive change in your life, but any changes that you make are your personal and legal responsibility.

GENERAL INFORMATION All telephone and online bookings made through ticket agents for most shows are subject to a per ticket booking fee. In all cases there is a Ticketmaster handling fee. An additional credit/debit card surcharge may apply for certain events when booking in person at the box office. We regret that we cannot refund or exchange tickets. Prices are correct at the time of going to press, however we reserve the right

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The Alexandra Theatre reserves the right to make such alterations that become necessary. If you wish to comment on any aspect of your Ticketmaster or internet booking please call Ticketmaster customer services on 08444 999 999.

EQUAL ACCESS FOR ALL Service for patrons with disabilities. For further information on our services and facilities including signed performances please call the Disability Hotline on 0121 230 9077 (Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm) or via email at access4allbirmingham@ theambassadors.com

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CONCESSIONS Shows with these symbols have the following concessions available: C Seniors / Children / Students / Reg. Unemployed L LiveCard holders G Groups of 10 or more E Schools F Family (4 tickets max 2 adults) Concessions may be restricted to certain price levels and performances and can be withdrawn by management without notice. Only one concession can be applied at any one time and proof of status is required.

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Circus of Horrors

£27

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Sally Morgan (Feb)

All tickets £22.50

The Johnny Cash Story

All tickets £19.50

Flawless

Adults £14 Children £12

Roy Orbison & Friends

All tickets £19.50

Lenny Henry

All tickets £24.50

10CC £27.50 £25.50 £23.50 Science Museum Live

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£27

Joe Longthorne £23.50

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Drumchaser

Abba Mania £20

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All tickets £28.50

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Charlie Landsborough

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Sally Morgan (Apr)

£17.50

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The Chippendales £26.50 £23.50 Milton Jones

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Derren Brown - Svengali

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All tickets £30

Stephen K Amos

All tickets £18.50

The Wiggles

All tickets £17

£19

£16.50

£15

£13

£10

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£28 £23 £31

£25 £19 £28

£23 £18 £26

£19 £14 £22

£13 £11 £16

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Dylan Moran Horrible Histories

C All tickets £21

DRESS CIRCLE

Corrie! Mon - Thu eves & Sat mat £28.50 £25.50 £22.50 £19.50 £16.50 Wed mat £25.50 £22.50 £19.50 £16.50 £13.50 Fri & Sat eves £29.50 £26.50 £23.50 £20.50 £19.50

The Wiz Previews Performances Mon - Thu eves & Sat mat Thu mat Fri & Sat eve

B

All tickets £17

Mary Wilson

The Naked Truth

John Edward

£44.50

All tickets £13.50

Jethro £19.50 £18.50

A

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Fireman Sam

The Big Ballet

PRICE BAND Jason Manford

GRAND CIRCLE

All tickets £18.00

George’s Marvellous Medicine

S

All tickets £21

Count Arthur Strong

Solid Silver 60s

E

A-M

A

Spamalot Off Peak Performances £37.50 £33 £27 £22.50 Peak Performances £42.50 £39.50 £34.50 £28.50

A-S

PRICE BAND

All tickets £23 £16

£14

£12

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