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AUTUMN 2011 BOX OFFICE 0844 871 3020 (bkg fee)

WINNER OF 7 TONY AWARDS THE SMASH HIT BROADWAY & LONDON PRODUCTION COMES TO OXFORD TUE 6 - SAT 31 DEC

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BACKSTAGE TOURS AT THE NEW THEATRE SNEAK A PEEK BEHIND THE MAGIC! The New Theatre tours offer an exciting way to see the theatre from a truly unique perspective. Tread the boards of our prestigious stage and experience what your favourite performers from stage, screen and the music world enjoy every time they visit. Tours start at 10.30am and last around one and a half hours. They take you on an exciting journey around the backstage areas, including our haunted dressing room, historic sub-stage revolve and, of course, on our vast and momentous stage. Packed full of fascinating stories and in-depth history, come to listen, come to learn or just come to soak up the wonderful atmosphere of Oxford’s oldest and most revered theatre!

WELCOME In April I attended the theatre to watch Blood Brothers and at the end of the performance the cast received a standing ovation which genuinely made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. My last visit once again reaffirmed what it is we do here at the New Theatre, to simply deliver to you a truly special and memorable night out. In addition to attracting some of the best in live touring entertainment I continue to be thrilled at the pace we are carrying out significant theatre improvements for our customers. To find out more about the theatre improvements carried out and planned please visit page 32 of this brochure.

SAT 23 JUL & SAT 8 OCT NOW ON SALE More dates coming soon, please check our website or email on the address below. Adults £8 Concessions £6.50 Family (4 -9 people) £6 per person LiveCard Holders £5

I feel very proud of our achievements at the New Theatre and I very much look forward to sharing that with you when you next attend a show here. I genuinely thank each and every one of you who has either purchased a ticket up to this point, or plan to purchase one soon.

Tickets are available at the New Theatre Box Office or by calling 01865 320770

Jamie Baskeyfield

For further information or to arrange a bespoke private tour, please email oxfordgroups@theambassadors.com Advance booking is essential.

Jamie Baskeyfield General Manager

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

DIARY JULY LEE EVANS FRI 1 - SUN 3 JUL

IN THE FLESH THE PINK FLOYD SHOW MON 7 NOV

THE DRIFTERS THU 14 JUL

DAVE GORMAN TUE 8 NOV

JASON MANFORD FRI 15 - SAT 16 JUL

OMID DJALILI WED 9 NOV

GREASE MON 18 - SAT 23 JUL

JOOLS HOLLAND & HIS RHYTHM AND BLUES ORCHESTRA THU 10 NOV

AUGUST GUYS & DOLLS JUNIOR (STAGE EXPERIENCE) THU 18 - SAT 20 AUG ALAN CARR THU 25 AUG SEPTEMBER NIGEL KENNEDY SUN 11 SEP PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS 3D MON 19 SEP COLIN FRY THU 22 SEP THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN FRI 23 SEP MISS P FOUNDATION SAT 24 SEP STEPHEN MERCHANT THU 29 - FRI 30 SEP OCTOBER STRICTLY GERSHWIN THU 6 - SUN 9 OCT

A QUESTION OF SPORT LIVE FRI 11 NOV ABBA THE SHOW - THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO ABBA SAT 12 NOV SARAH MILLICAN SUN 13 NOV CINDERELLA ON ICE THU 17 - SUN 20 NOV WELSH NATIONAL OPERA DON GIOVANNI TUE 22 NOV KATYA KABANOVA WED 23 NOV THE BARBER OF SEVILLE THU 24 NOV DON GIOVANNI FRI 25 NOV THE BARBER OF SEVILLE SAT 26 NOV REGINALD D HUNTER SUN 27 NOV

THE HOLLIES FRI 14 OCT

ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA MON 28 NOV

SISTER ACT TUE 18 - SAT 29 OCT

SALLY MORGAN TUE 29 NOV

VOICES OF MACMILLAN CENTENARY GALA CONCERT SUN 30 OCT FASCINATING AIDA MON 31 OCT NOVEMBER RESPECT LA DIVA TUE 1 - WED 2 NOV ONE NIGHT OF ELVIS FRI 4 NOV THAT’LL BE THE DAY SUN 6 NOV

DECEMBER MILTON JONES THU 1 DEC THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES FRI 2 DEC GARDENERS QUESTION TIME SAT 3 DEC SOUTH PACIFIC TUE 6- SAT 31 DEC JANUARY 2012 SCROOGE THE MUSICAL MON 9 - SAT 14 JAN

GISELLE MON 16 - TUE 17 JAN SLEEPING BEAUTY WED 18 JAN CHINESE STATE CIRCUS THU 19 - FRI 20 JAN THE CLASSIC ROCK SHOW SAT 21 JAN SPAMALOT MON 23 - SAT 28 JAN DREAMBOATS & PETTICOATS MON 30 JAN – SAT 4 FEB FEBRUARY 2012 CHILDISH THINGS 8 MUSIC NIGHT MON 27 FEB COMEDY NIGHT TUE 28 FEB MARCH 2012 ROY CHUBBY BROWN THU 1 MAR THE CIRCUS OF HORRORS TUE 20 MAR CHRIS REA WED 21 MAR DAVE SPIKEY FRI 23 MAR BOOTLEG BEATLES SAT 24 MAR LORD OF THE DANCE FRI 30 MAR - SUN 1 APR APRIL 2012 M.I. HIGH WED 4 - SAT 7 APR MATTHEW BOURNE’S NUTRACKER TUE 10 - SAT 14 APR THE OSMONDS MON 30 APR MAY 2012 LA TRAVIATA THU 3 MAY MADAMA BUTTERFLY FRI 4 - SAT 5 MAY BRIT FLOYD - THE PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE SH0W WED 9 MAY


‘GREASE IS STILL THE WORD’ WORKS IN PROGRESS

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

“THE

No.1

GREATEST

MUSICAL!!!” ‘100 GREATEST MUSICALS’- CHANNEL 4

ALAN CARR

WORK IN PROGRESS

WORK IN PROGRESS

FRI 1 - SUN 3 JUL 8pm

THU 25 AUG 8pm

Join Lee Evans for this special show as he tries out new material for his forthcoming Roadrunner arena tour of the UK & Ireland this autumn.

Come and join Alan as he tries out new material for his forthcoming 33 date UK and Ireland arena tour.

The No.1 Greatest Musical, Grease, is back at the New Theatre Oxford from 18 July for one week only!

Stand-up comedian, best-selling author and chat show supremo, the lovable Chatty Man and Tooth Fairy himself. Alan Carr is back on stage in autumn 2011 with a brand new live stand-up show, ‘Spexy Beast’. After a few years rubbing shoulders with A-list celebrities on his very own chat show, multi award-winning Alan Carr returns to his stand-up roots in his first major live comedy tour in four years.

Danny Bayne (winner of ITV’s Grease Is The Word, Hairspray ) stars as Danny with Carina Gillespie (Grease, Buddy) as Sandy and Ice Champion Robin Cousins as Teen Angel.

Wired And Wonderful was huge… XL was big… Big was even bigger… now he is embarking on his most ambitious tour to date. Roadrunner is Lee’s amazing new show with 66 nights in the biggest arenas in the country and will see him playing to more fans than ever on this record-breaking tour. Lee’s manic energy, uncanny observations, hilarious delivery and side-splitting material have made his live performances a must-see for comedy fans worldwide. His tours and DVD releases year-on-year continue to smash sales and box office records. ‘FOR GAGS PER MINUTE AND UNFLAGGING ENERGY, HE’S UNBEATABLE’ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH Recommended age 15+

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‘AN ABSOLUTE NATURAL ONSTAGE. A BORN STORYTELLER, SHEER ENTERTAINMENT’ EVENING STANDARD ‘WARMTH AND CHARM, ALAN CARR CAPTURES THE SPIRIT OF A BYGONE AGE OF BRITISH COMEDY’ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH www.offthekerb.co.uk Recommended age 15+

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 throw your mittens around your kittens and Hand Jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, A-wop-bam-boom!’ IT’S THE MOST ELECTRIFYIN’ EXTRAVAGANZA ON STAGE! BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!

‘IT’S A RAMA-LAMA-DING-DONG RIGHT THROUGH’ SUNDAY TIMES

www.greasethemusical.co.uk Photographs of West End company by Paul Coltas

MON 18 - SAT 23 JUL Mon - Thu eves 7.30pm Fri 5.30pm & 8.30pm Sat 5pm & 8.30pm L G C E Details page 35

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A SPECTACULAR DANCE JOURNEY FROM BALLET TO TAP, BALLROOM TO JAZZ

NEW THEATRE STAGE EXPERIENCE

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The New Theatre Stage Experience is pleased to return with the classic musical Guys & Dolls (junior edition) starring 150 of Oxford’s most talented youngsters. Transporting you to 1940’s New York, small time gambler Nathan Detroit bets his big time pal Sky Masterson that he can’t make the next woman he sees fall in love with him unfortunately for Sky that happens to be the neighbourhood missionary Sarah Brown. Whilst Sky tries to woo Sarah, reluctant groom Nathan is giving poor fiancée Adelaide the run-around. Will Sarah fall for Sky? Will Adelaide ever get Nathan to marry her? Will Nathan ever find a secret venue for his dice game? Featuring classic songs such as Luck Be A Lady, If I Were A Bell, A Bushel And A Peck and Sit Down You’re Rockin’ The Boat, this is the Summer event not to be missed!

GUYS AND DOLLS JUNIOR A part of THE BROADWAY JUNIOR COLLECTION™ Based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon Book by JO SWERLING & ABE BURROWS Music and Lyrics by FRANK LOESSER This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. On behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK

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‘TO WITNESS TALENT THIS EXUBERANT, THIS ALIVE & THIS HOME GROWN WAS, TO PUT IT SIMPLY, A PRIVILEGE’ OXFORD MAIL, FAME, STAGE EXPERIENCE 2010

THU 18 - SAT 20 AUG Thu - Sat eves 7.30pm Sat mat 2.30pm L G C Details page 35

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Strictly Gershwin Strictly Gershwin is a dazzling celebration of George Gershwin and the razzmatazz of the big band era and Hollywood musicals. Gershwin’s sassy tunes combine with Derek Deane’s sensational choreography to conjure up the silver screen glamour of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Featuring over 100 superb artists including guest singers and a live jazz orchestra playing a host of Gershwin favourites including An American in Paris, Rhapsody in Blue and Summertime, Strictly Gershwin is guaranteed to get your toes tapping and your spirits soaring!

‘SLEEK AND HUGELY ENJOYABLE’ THE TIMES Photos: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Swing Time, Patrick Baldwin, Annabel Moeller. “Gershwin” is a registered Trademark of Gershwin Enterprises and is used under licence.

THU 6 - SUN 9 OCT PREVIEW WEEK Thu 2pm & 7.30pm Fri 7.30pm Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sun 2.30pm L G C E F Details page 35

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A 6 TE + G AV R A OU IL P A B LE ! R

‘A HABIT-FORMING TRIUMPH!’ EVENING STANDARD

DIRECT FROM THE WEST END! WHOOPI GOLDBERG &

STAGE ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT

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From producers Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment (Hairspray, High School Musical) the smash hit musical comedy Sister Act is coming to the New Theatre, direct from its record-breaking run at the London Palladium. When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be found - a convent! Disguised as a nun she quickly finds fans amongst her fellow ‘sisters’ but makes the wrong impression on the convent’s strict Mother Superior. But when she turns her attention to the church’s off-key choir, helping the nuns to find their true voices and breathing new life into the rundown neighbourhood, her cover could be blown for good. With the gang giving chase, is time running out for Deloris? Or have they underestimated the power of her new found Sisterhood? Based on the smash hit movie of the same name, this fabulous, family-friendly, feel-good show is packed with songs inspired by Motown, funk, soul and disco. More than a million people saw Sister Act in the West End and now, as the habit hits the road in this multi-million pound production, you too can see why musical audiences fell in love with the funniest and funkiest nun on the run, and her heavenly sequinned sisters! www.SisterActTheMusical.com

‘GLORIOUS FUN!’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

TUE 18 - SAT 29 OCT Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm EXTRA PERFORMANCE Sun 23 Oct 3pm No perfs Mon 24 Oct AUDIO DESCRIBED PERF Thu 20 Oct Described by Irene Richards SIGNED PERF Thu 27 Oct Signer Clare Edwards Call 01865 320770 L G C E Details page 35

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Main image above, Joan Marcus. Original Broadway company.

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Images above right and bottom right, Catherine Ashmore. From the original West End production.

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GREAT PERFORMANCES OF GREAT OPERAS

MAGICAL ICE SPECTACULAR

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Rossini’s eternally sunny comedy is the perfect introduction to opera. Filled with classic arias such as ‘Largo al factotum’ this opera is a ray of sunlight that has uplifted audiences the world over for almost two centuries. Sung in English with surtitles in English.

An evening of awe and wonder awaits as Theatre on Ice producers, Wild Rose, present the internationally acclaimed Russian Ice Stars in a truly magical production of the well loved fairytale, Cinderella. The Russian Ice Stars deliver a dazzling interpretation of this enchanting story loved by all ages, a treat for the whole family. The high-speed combination of extraordinary skating beautifully staged, and breath-taking aerial feats will leave you mesmerised.

£3 DISCOUNT PER TICKET IF BOOKED & PAID BEFORE SUN 31 JUL

Mozart’s opera is as rich and complex as the character of the Don himself – it is chilling and beautiful, comic and dramatic with one of the most powerful finales in opera.

Excludes premium seats

Sung in Italian with surtitles in English.

KATYA KABANOVA THU 17 - SUN 20 NOV Thu & Fri eves 7.30pm Sat 11am & 2.30pm Sun mat 2.30pm L C G E F Details page 35

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DON GIOVANNI

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Katya Kabanova is the story of a young woman trapped in a loveless marriage in a stultifying village. Janác ˘ek’s score uses every beautiful note to bring Katya’s plight to life. Those who love the classic, tragic Italian operas should experience this heartfelt opera. Sung in Czech with surtitles in English. Visit wno.org.uk for detailed casting, videos, story summaries and music clips. The Barber of Seville (top left and right) photo by Johan Persson Katya Kabanova (bottom right) photo by Ivan Kyncl

‘ONE OF WELSH NATIONAL OPERA’S ALLTIME FAVOURITE PRODUCTIONS’ THE STAGE (on The Barber of Seville)

TUE 22 - SAT 26 NOV Don Giovanni Tue 22 & Fri 25, 7pm Katya Kabanova Wed 23, 7.15pm The Barber of Seville Thu 24 & Sat 26, 7.15pm L G E Details page 35

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THE SMASH HIT BROADWAY SHOW DIRECT FROM LONDON’S BARBICAN

‘RAPTUROUS AND REVELATORY!’ NEW YORK TIMES

WINNER OF 7 TONY AWARDS! NEW YORK’S LINCOLN CENTER THEATER PRODUCTION OF

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S

‘THE BEST RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN IN A GENERATION’

VARIETY

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(SOUTH PACIFIC, BROADWAY)

JASON HOWARD (WELSH NATIONAL OPERA) Tue 6 - Tue 20 Dec

SAMANTHA WOMACK (DONMAR’S GUYS AND DOLLS)

ALEX FERNS This breathtaking and lavish Lincoln Center Theater production reinvented Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical. It swept the 2008 Tony Awards, played for two years to sold-out houses on Broadway and was televised across America. With a cast and live orchestra of 50, this international hit landmark production brought to you by the producers of West Side Story and Guys and Dolls arrives at New Theatre Oxford for 4 weeks only. Metropolitan Opera Director and Winner of Tony Award for Best Director, Bartlett Sher, directs a stellar cast which includes three of the original Broadway stars: Metropolitan Opera star Paulo Szot reprises his Tony Award winning role as ‘Emile de Beque’, sharing the role with Welsh National Opera star Jason Howard, alongside Tony Award nominated Loretta Ables Sayre as ‘Bloody Mary’. Plus British musical theatre stars Samantha Womack, Alex Ferns and Daniel Koek.

Supported by

PAULO SZOT Wed 21 - Sat 31 Dec

WASHINGTON POST

‘THIS IS RAVISHING, BREATHTAKING THEATER’

STARRING

Considered one of the finest musicals ever written, the score includes Some Enchanted Evening, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair and There is Nothin’ Like a Dame. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to witness one of the greatest musicals of all time, as the critics agree, ‘THIS IS A SHOW YOU WILL REMEMBER FOREVER.’ Photo of Paulo Szot and Samantha Womack (Original London cast) ©Lucy Williams Original Broadway production photography Joan Marcus

(DONMAR’S GUYS AND DOLLS)

LORETTA ABLES SAYRE (TONY AWARD NOMINEE)

TUE 6 - SAT 31 DEC Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm Mon 26 Dec 3pm Tue 27 & Thu 29 Dec mat 2.30pm No perfs 7.30pm on 24 & 31 Dec & 2.30pm on 28 Dec

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BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

THE RECORD-BREAKING LONDON PALLADIUM PRODUCTION!

‘MUSICALS DON’T COME ANY BETTER THAN THIS’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘BREATHTAKING TOMMY STEELE WHAT A STAR!’ THE SUN

Tommy Steele’s return to the London Palladium in Scrooge sent him into the record books as the star to have headlined the most performances at London’s most famous theatre. A prestigious plaque was mounted at the Palladium to honour this extraordinary achievement. Tommy’s legendary career includes over twenty hit singles, Hollywood movie hits such as The Happiest Millionaire and Finian’s Rainbow, and countless award-winning stage musicals such as Half a Sixpence, Hans Andersen and Singin’ in the Rain. The ideal winter treat, Scrooge is a heart-warming family story with stunning sets and costumes, specially created illusions by magician Paul Kieve (acclaimed for the magic effects in the Harry Potter films) and a fantastic musical score which features the Oscar nominated hit Thank You Very Much. Don’t miss Ebenezer, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future and a whole host of Dickensian characters in the award winning, international smash hit musical Scrooge! 14 x

‘THRILLINGLY SPECTACULAR. A GIGANTIC FEAST OF SONG AND DANCE WITH A MOUNTAIN OF MAGIC’ EVENING NEWS £4.50 OFF IF BOOKED & PAID BEFORE FRI 29 JUL Top 3 prices only. Up to 9 tickets, excludes Fri & Sat eves & premium seats

MON 9 - SAT 14 JAN Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm L C G E F Details page 35

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ELLEN KENT RETURNS WITH THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED UKRAINIAN NATIONAL OPERA OF KHARKIV

THE RUSSIAN STATE BALLET OF SIBERIA

DEREK BLOCK & BLACKBURN INTERNATIONAL PROUDLY PRESENT TWO ELLEN KENT PRODUCTIONS WITH HANDPICKED SOLOISTS, HIGHLY- PRAISED CHORUS AND FULL ORCHESTRA

Raymond Gubbay presents

‘THE WHOLE COMPANY OF NEARLY 20 DANCERS ARE ARRAYED IN THE MOST STUNNING COSTUMES’ EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES 2009

‘THE FAIRYTALE CHARACTERS WERE TRULY SUBLIME’

Giselle The most poignant of all classical ballets combines powerful emotions and visual splendour in a chilling and heart-rending tale of love, treachery and forgiveness from beyond the grave. The story of Giselle and her aristocratic but duplicitous lover Albrecht is set to a glorious score and brought to life by the magnificent costumes and virtuoso performances of the Russian State Ballet of Siberia.

Sleeping Beauty Every child’s favourite fairy tale, this is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score. Stunning choreography, sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets form the fantasy world in which the Lilac Fairy struggles against the evil Carabosse. 16

£5 DISCOUNT PER TICKET IF BOOKED & PAID BEFORE WED 30 NOV Excludes premium seats

MON 16 - WED 18 JAN Giselle Mon - Tue eves 7.30pm Sleeping Beauty Wed 2.30pm & 7.30pm

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

The love story that gripped Paris. A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La dame aux Camelias.

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Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning opera returns with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan.

Based on a true story, it tells of the passionate consumptive Violetta. There are many echoes of Verdi’s own life in La Traviata and he threw himself into the music. The highlights include The Brindisi, the best known drinking song in opera, the duet Un Di Felice and Violetta’s haunting aria Addio Del Passato.

EARLY BOOKING OFFER £5 OFF

‘UPLIFTING, CHARMING, HEROIC AND FINALLY TEAR -JERKING’ LIVERPOOL ECHO

One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet.

If purchased by 1 Sep Excludes Premium Seats

‘THIS IS A BUTTERFLY TO CHERISH’ MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

THU 3 MAY 2012 7.30pm

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Starring the American-Korean soprano Rosa Lee Thomas and the Korean soprano Elena Dee*.

L C G E F Details page 35 Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

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FRI 4 - SAT 5 MAY 2012 7.30pm Sung in Italian with English surtitles. *Cast subject to change.

L C G E F Details page 35

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THE INTERNATIONAL SMASH HIT MUSICAL COMEDY ‘FANTASTIC FUN!’ THE EXPRESS

‘I FELT I MIGHT ACTUALLY DIE OF LAUGHTER’

‘SPAMALOT IS REALLY GREAT. IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT, GO, GO’ CHRIS TARRANT, BBC RADIO 2

THE INDEPENDENT

‘GLORIOUS, IRRESISTIBLE SILLINESS’ THE SUNDAY TIMES

Starring

TODD CARTY AS MANY TICKETS WERE SOLDALOT AND MANY FOLKS DID LAUGHALOT THIS THEATRE DID THINKALOT AND HENCEFORTH BROUGHT BACK SPAMALOT Audiences all around the world have been roaring with laughter since Monty Python’s Spamalot, by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2005. Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy (or possibly a brace) of beautiful show girls, witch burnings FDQFHOOHG not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people. KH

‘TRULY A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

DOWK VD  The show features the hilarious songs He Is Not Dead Yet, IHW\

Knights Of The Round Table, Find Your Grail and of course the Nation’s Favourite Comedy Song ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE Todd Carty aka Tucker, expert ice-skater and EastEnders stalwart stars as Patsy.

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MON 23 - SAT 28 JAN Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

‘A TRULY JOYOUS AND TRIUMPHANT EVENING’

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DAILY EXPRESS

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THE SMASH HIT WEST END MUSICAL

‘SUPERB. A GREAT NIGHT HT TO OUT’ UT’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘TREMENDOUS’’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

BILL KENWRIGHT and LAURIE MANSFIELD in association with UNIVERSAL MUSIC present BI

‘I LOVED EVERY MOMENT’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘A GREAT ROCKIN' EVENING’ DAILY EXPRESS Re-l Re-live the greatest time of your life again as the rockin’ rollin’ sm smash-hit West End musical, inspired by the million-selling a albums Dreamboats and Petticoats One, Two and Three comes to Oxford as part of a major UK tour. In 19 1961, emotions run high as talented young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win the hearts of their adoring female ffans and, more importantly, the gorgeous Sue. But when B Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love and rock ‘n’ roll fame beckons. Fea Featuring the hit songs Let’s Dance, To Know Him Is To Love Hi Him, Shaking All Over, In Dreams, Bobby’s Girl, Three Steps To Heaven, Little Town Flirt, Only Sixteen, Runaround Sue, Hap Happy Birthday Sweet 16, What A Wonderful World, Let’s Twist Again, Teenager In Love, At The Hop, The Wanderer and many more hits from music’s golden era! x

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SENIOR CITIZEN SPECIAL Wed matinee best available seats £18 – second and third price level only

MON 30 JAN – SAT 4 FEB Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm L C G E Details page 35

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COMING SOON NOW BOOKING!

‘A DAZZLING EXTRAVAGANZA’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

MATTHEW BOURNE’S

MUSIC BY

Since its world premiere, Lord Of The Dance has become the most talked about, the most written about and the most acclaimed show in musical history. It has gone on to receive unparalleled accolades and has broken theatrical records everywhere. With more than 150,000 taps per performance, the Irish dance spectacular promises to wow British audiences yet again with its breathtaking footwork and dazzling music.

FRI 30 MAR - SUN 1 APR 2012 Fri - Sun eves 8pm Sat & Sun mats 2.30pm

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The nation’s most important spy organisation is assembling a new team to fight a terrifying new threat from SKUL around the UK. Now is your chance to join MI HIGH in saving the country and defeating the Grand Master. SKUL agents have been seen in Oxford planning their attack. MI9 needs your help to prevent SKUL taking over the city. Your mission is to become a special agent and be ready for action. This is not a test. This time it’s real! Go to www.mihighlive.com

WED 4 - SAT 7 APR 2012 Wed - Thu 10.30am & 1.30pm Fri 10.30am & 7pm Sat 2.30pm & 7pm L G F E Details page 35

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TCHAIKOVSKY

A NEW ADVENTURES PRODUCTION One of the most popular dance productions ever staged in the UK, Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! makes its first visit to the New Theatre Oxford to celebrate its 20th anniversary for one week only.

‘A NUTCRACKER THAT’S TRULY, TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS’ INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

This delicious theatrical feast has family-sized helpings of Matthew Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy. Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a hilariously bleak Christmas Eve at Dr Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland. Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s unforgettable sets and costumes combine with sizzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the traditional favourite. Hailed by The Observer as ‘the undisputed king of dance theatre’, Matthew Bourne’s company New Adventures has produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last two decades including Swan Lake, Edward Scissorhands and last year’s sell-out hit, Cinderella. Photos Bill Cooper

TUE 10 - SAT 14 APR Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm L C G E F Details page 35

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CONCERTS & COMEDY

SEPTEMBER ENTERTAINMENT

www.theofficialdrifters.com

THE DRIFTERS

JASON MANFORD

COLIN FRY

THU 14 JUL 7.30pm L G C

OFF ON TOUR WE GO

THE PEOPLE’S MEDIUM

FRI 15 - SAT 16 JULY 8pm

THU 22 SEP 7.30pm C G L

As seen on Live at the Apollo and Walk on the Wild Side, BBC1; 8 out of 10 Cats, Channel 4; Royal Variety Performance 2009, ITV1 and Jason Manford & Friends, BBC Radio 2.

Having spent 10 years demonstrating in major auditoriums, Colin now wants to bring his unique and compassionate gift of spirit communication to the people in this uplifting and thought provoking night.

As one of the biggest selling groups of all time, The Drifters has featured over 65 different vocalists in a unique and dynamic history spanning six decades. Tonight’s high-energy concert highlights the numerous musical reincarnations of this group from early Doo Wop classics such as Fools Fall In Love and Let The Boogie Woogie Roll to much loved early pop/ rock ‘n roll hits such as Under The Boardwalk and Save The Last Dance For Me and new material.

‘SHARP OBSERVATIONAL COMEDY, INSPIRED ONE-LINERS - MANFORD CERTAINLY KNOWS HOW TO GET THE LAUGHS’ METRO

Book before 18 July and save £1.50 on each ticket. Evenings of Mediumship are not scientifically proven and are presented for education and entertainment purposes only. Children under 14 attend at their parents discretion.

MAGIC OF MOTOWN FRI 23 SEP 7.30pm

NIGEL KENNEDY

PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS 3D

MISS P FOUNDATION

VIVALDI THE FOUR SEASONS

MON 19 SEP 8pm C G L

NURTURING VISIONS IN THE ARTS

SUN 11 SEP 7.30pm For over 25 years Nigel Kennedy has been acknowledged as one of the world’s leading violin virtuosos and is, without doubt, one of the most important violinists Britain has ever produced. His virtuoso technique, unique talent and mass appeal have brought fresh perspectives to both the classical and contemporary repertoire. Nigel will be performing a programme including Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

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The astonishing and unforgettable Puppetry of the Penis is back with a cutting edge, brand new show. After working with the same people who brought you James Cameron’s Avatar, this time, incredibly, it’s in 3D. So real you can almost touch it! This is a show nut to be missed! ‘DEMENTEDLY GOOD FUN’ VANITY FAIR Book before 31 July and save £2 on each ticket. This is a non sexual show featuring full male nudity.

SAT 24 SEP 7pm F The annual Miss P fundraiser showcases some of Oxford’s most talented performers and raises money for young people pursuing a career in the Arts. This year’s exciting theme explores the vibrancy of Motown and new urban music. This all-singing all-dancing extravaganza featuring locals such as KC’s School of Dance and the Miss P Performers promises to be a fun-filled family event.

The UK’s number one live Motown concert show returns bigger than ever before with its all-new 2011 spectacular. The smash-hit from the States authentically recreates the sublime harmonies, slick moves, stylish looks and legendary musicianship that were the making of Motown. A huge, super-talented cast perform solid-gold hits from The Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells, Martha Reeves, Lionel Richie... the stars of the world’s all-time greatest record label, all together in one great show. Coming to Oxford fresh from sell-out performances in London’s O2, you’ll be dancing in the streets, dancing on the ceiling...The Magic of Motown: signed, sealed, delivered, it’s yours. ‘AN INCREDIBLE CAST, DAZZLING COSTUMES AND CLASSIC TRACKS... THIS IS A MUST-SEE SHOW FOR ALL MOTOWN FANS’ www.easytheatres.com

BOOK NOW 0844 871 3020 (bkg fee)

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CONCERTS & COMEDY

CONCERTS & COMEDY

THE HOLLIES

FASCINATING AÏDA

FRI 14 OCT 7.30pm

THE CHEAP FLIGHTS TOUR

Iconic band, The Hollies, with be bringing their talents to Oxford - a very special event not to be missed. With more hits than the Beatles, iconic band The Hollies helped shape the world of pop and rock as we know it today. No support is needed as they perform their classics The Air That I Breathe, Bus Stop, Carrie Anne, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother and many more.

MON 31 OCT 7.30pm Three times Olivier Award nominated and now a world-wide internet sensation, Fascinating Aïda are still Britain’s best comedy caberet trio. This brand new show will include several new numbers hot off the press, plus a few old favourites including their infamous anthem to budget travel Cheap Flights (6 million hits on YouTube) as well as The Dogging Song, a fond homage to the joys of al fresco sex.

STEPHEN MERCHANT LIVE

RESPECT LA DIVA

HELLO LADIES...

TUE 1 - WED 2 NOV 7.30pm

THU 29 - FRI 30 SEP 7.30pm

New from the creator of the West End hit show Thriller Live - Respect La Diva is a powerful, entertaining and uplifting musical revue paying tribute to some of the greatest female singers of all time.

The Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe award-winning co-creator of The Office and Extras is about to embark on his first ever stand-up comedy tour Stephen Merchant Live Hello Ladies. Globally known for his acclaimed collaborative work with partner Ricky Gervais, Merchant has at last decided to take his considerable stand-up talents on the road. Merchant’s show, An Idiot Abroad starring his friend Karl Pilkington became the highest rated Sky One show since 2008. Between Merchant, Gervais and Pilkington, they are in the Guinness Book Of World Records for having the most downloaded internet show of all time. Their conversations have subsequently been animated into The Ricky Gervais Show and aired on HBO and E4. His film credits include: Tooth Fairy , Hot Fuzz and Run Fat Boy Run, Cemetry Junction and Hall Pass. Plus support.

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VOICES OF MACMILLAN CENTENARY GALA CONCERT SUN 30 OCT 8pm Join Macmillan Cancer Support to celebrate its centenary with a gala evening of classical music culminating in a performance of Faure’s Requiem sung by a choir of 800 voices. Come along to see the concert, or even take part! Singers of all abilities are invited to be part of the bring-and-sing choir. For more information on taking part go to www.voicesofmacmillan.org.uk.

ONE NIGHT OF ELVIS FRI 4 NOV 7.30pm Don’t miss this remarkable Elvis show. It’s like no other Elvis Presley show with the remarkable tribute artist Lee ‘Memphis’ King - awarded the ultimate accolade of World Champion Elvis Tribute Artist at the Collingwood Elvis Festival held annually in Canada - the largest and most respected Elvis tribute contest and Elvis festival in the world today. The show takes you from the 68 comeback special to the Vegas years. A must see for all Elvis fans!

This 2-hour celebration stars a cast of major UK acts, West End singers, dancers and a live band who pay homage to the legendary talents of Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Etta James, Shirley Bassey, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Dusty Springfield and many more great divas along the way. Hosted by X-Factor finalist Andy Abraham, you’ll see each iconic Diva inducted into our Hall of Fame via a glitzy multi-media spectacular concert featuring Sheila Ferguson (Three Degrees), Denise Pearson (Five Star), Katy Setterfield (winner of BBC’s The One & Only), Zoe Birkett (Pop Idol), a live band, children’s choir and an energetic dance troupe to keep you on your toes.

BOOK NOW 0844 871 3020 (bkg fee)

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CONCERTS & COMEDY

CONCERTS & COMEDY

THAT’LL BE THE DAY

IN THE FLESH

JOOLS HOLLAND

A QUESTION OF SPORT

BRAND NEW 2012 TOUR

THE PINK FLOYD SHOW

THU 10 NOV 7.30pm

PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS

SUN 6 NOV 7.30pm L C G

MON 7 NOV 7.30pm L C G

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 atmosphere. Now in its 26th year of touring continuously in the UK and Europe, That’ll Be The Day is living proof that rock ‘n’ roll will never die.

A powerful and dynamic appreciation of Pink Floyd’s timeless music in an amazing two and a half hour show drawing on tracks from their classic albums. The seven-piece live band deliver accurate renditions of Floyd’s astounding music and are supported by an impressive light show and projection screen with specially commissioned film sequences. A must for all Floyd fans and not to be missed!

www.thatllbetheday.com

FRI 11 NOV 7.30pm Following phenomenal ticket sales and rapturous reviews, BBC One’s A Question of Sport hits the road again. The specially staged live show allows fans to see their favourite rounds from the ‘Picture Board’ to ‘Mystery Guest’ to ‘What Happened Next’. Join presenter Sue Barker, resident team captains Matt Dawson & Phil Tufnell with panellists Tim Henman & Mark Foster and more to be announced.

DAVE GORMAN

OMID DJALILI

ABBA THE SHOW

SARAH MILLICAN

POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

TOUR OF DUTY

THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO ABBA

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLICAN

TUE 8 NOV 8pm

WED 9 NOV 8pm

SAT 12 NOV 8pm

SUN 13 NOV 8pm

The man behind Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure returns with a brand-new show. Always one of comedy’s most innovative thinkers this genre-stretching performer is back and for this brand-new show he’s formed a double act with a projector screen. Cast your PowerPoint prejudice* aside, it’s not just for business meetings.

Multi award-winning stand-up, television and movie star Omid Djalili is back on tour with his brand-new comedy show. A firm favourite at the Edinburgh Festival with his legendary performances, Omid’s stand-up awards include; Time Out Award - for Best Stand Up, the EMMA Award and was a South Bank Award nominee as well as being a Perrier Award nominee. Recommended age 16+

Featuring ABBA’s original saxophone player, Ulf Andersson, this is deemed the most authentic ABBA show to date. Performed by Sweden’s Waterloo, a world renowned group, the show charts the ABBA story from their Eurovision beginnings to their major international success. Featuring classic songs such as Waterloo, SOS, Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Money Money Money and Knowing Me, Knowing You.

After selling out all 120 dates on her debut tour, Sarah Millican is back on the road with a new show. Ever wondered how to make a home-made treadmill? The practicalities of an orgy? Or what to do when you don’t like parties but do like party food? Wonder no more. If your glass if half full, she’ll top it up.

*Some bullet points will be used.

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The undisputed King of boogie-woogie Jools Holland, joined by his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, embarks on tour impressing audiences old and new. The legendary artist Shane MacGowan has been confirmed as Jools’ very special guest, creating a unique collaboration every night of the tour that is not to be missed. Plus long time guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall.

Recommended for 16+

BOOK NOW 0844 871 3020 (bkg fee)

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NOVEMBER VARIETY

REGINALD D HUNTER

ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

GARDENERS QUESTION TIME

SOMETIMES EVEN THE DEVIL TELLS THE TRUTH

MON 28 NOV 8pm

FRI 2 DEC 7.30pm L C G

SAT 3 DEC 7.30pm

Eve Ensler’s hilarious Broadway and West End smash hit is back, featuring a new all star cast including the brilliant Tiana Benjamin (EastEnders), the stunning Louisa Lytton (EastEnders, The Bill) and the sensational Wendi Peters (Coronation Street, Celebrity Masterchef).

Recommended Age 16+

Following the success of last year’s Zappa Plays Zappa concert as part of the Roundhouse’s 70th birthday celebration for Frank Zappa, Dweezil Zappa and The Zappa Family Trust are delighted to bring the show to the UK. These spellbinding performances will see Zappa’s eldest son Dweezil and his band Zappa Plays Zappa performing the classic 1974 album Apostrophe in its entirety, alongside a collection of Zappa’s classic material.

Recommended Age 16+

Your favourite gardeners live on stage for 1 night only! Now touring across the UK for the first time comes one of Britain’s most famous and endearing institutions, BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time. See resident chair Eric Robson at the New Theatre Oxford with his panel of expert gardeners. This is a unique opportunity for professionals and amateurs alike to gather first hand expertise and advice from their favourite gardeners.

SALLY MORGAN

MILTON JONES

CHINESE STATE CIRCUS

THE CLASSIC ROCK SHOW

PSYCHIC SALLY ON THE ROAD

LION WHISPERER

YIN YANG

SAT 21 JAN 8pm

TUE 29 NOV 7.30pm G

THU 1 DEC 8pm

THU 19 JAN 8pm

Fresh from her new TV series - Psychic Sally On The Road on Sky Living, Britain’s best loved celebrity psychic Sally Morgan returns by overwhelming public demand. Sally now brings her amazing abilities and her tremendous personality to the stage with a unique theatrical experience, which is both hugely entertaining and enlightening.

You know, the weird bloke with the shirts from Mock the Week, as well as star of the Michael McIntyre Roadshow, 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. Awards too. YouTube him or something.

SUN 27 NOV 8pm In just over a decade, Reginald D Hunter has become one of the UK comedy industry’s bestknown and most distinctive performers. His work is often brutally honest, frequently controversial but always meticulously measured and thought out. ‘MAGIC. HIS IS A PERFECT SET’ GUARDIAN

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COMING SOON

‘LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY’ THE INDEPENDENT Book before 31st July and save £5 on each ticket.

FRI 20 JAN 5pm & 8pm L C F G To say the Chinese State Circus is merely a show is to grossly underestimate it; it is the embodiment of a traditional art form which can trace its history back over 2000 years. The undisputed masters of physical theatre will have the audience enthralled with a breathtaking fusion of precision acrobats, martial arts and dazzling circus skills.

Hear the music of a generation, performed to perfection, backed by a brilliant light show and unique animation. The Classic Rock Show is a celebration of the very best classic rock, the greatest albums, the finest tracks, and the unforgettable hits. This astounding new production brings together the finest rock musicians, and the world’s best rock technicians, to present a truly breathtaking new tribute show.

BOOK NOW 0844 871 3020 (bkg fee)

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EVER WONDERED HOW WE DO IT?

UPGRADE YOUR EXPERIENCE

PEGGY BARSON BAR

CLUB LOUNGE

BOX OFFICE

OPEN DAY

REFURBISHMENT Following recent refurbishment works at the theatre we are now delighted to present our refurbished Stalls Bar. Why not come along early and enjoy a drink before the show? The Circle foyer now boasts a second bar – named the Peggy Barson Bar in honour of our longest serving employee who retired this year. You may also have seen our new-look Box Office which has been opened up to create more space for customers purchasing tickets as well as those arriving for the performance.

AUDITIORIUM

VI P We are also delighted to introduce our brand new VIP area – The Club Lounge. Situated within the Stalls Bar area, this private space is available to hire. Why not upgrade your theatre experience? Visit our website for more details. www.newtheatreoxford.org.uk

Do come along and take advantage of these new facilities on your next visit. We are constantly striving to improve the customer experience at the New Theatre, and we hope they go some way to enhancing your visit.

SAT 27 AUG 2011

If you have any feedback, please do share that with me by emailing oxfordgroups@ theambassadors.com,

Ever wondered how we do it? What happens before the lights go down and the curtain comes up? Well here’s your chance to experience it all! For one day only the New Theatre is opening its doors to allow you the fantastic opportunity to access areas that are usually only used by our staff and ghosts!

We will continue to update you on work taking place at the theatre, both in the pages of these brochures and also on our website.

2000 LIGHTS, 500 PROPS, 200 PIECES OF SET, 100 FLIGHT CASES, 70 COSTUMES, 40 CREW, 10 LORRIES, 5 HOURS & JUST 1 SHOW

With the freedom to roam through the building, our open day gives you access to areas not even the cast and crew would see. From the seventh floor right down to the basement, allow the electric atmosphere of our beloved theatre to engulf your senses.

The New Theatre open day will have something for everyone from sights and sounds for the kids, to facts and figures for the adults. Fun and educational, this family event will offer an insight into every aspect of the theatres operation. We’ll show you how we get a set onto our stage, how we operate the lights and sound, the details involved in makeup and costume, while also letting you get your hands dirty with fun and interactive events. Try your hand at follow spotting, tread the boards in one of our acting workshops and get done up like a star in one of our dressing rooms. For further information please speak to a member of our box office staff, email oxfordgroups@ theambassadors.com, or check out the Tours page on our website.

OPEN DAY 24 32

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BOOKING INFORMATION

CLOSING TIMES Monday to Saturday 6pm* *The theatre box office will close 30 minutes after the advertised performance time or 30 minutes after the advertised artist takes the stage, whichever is later.

Sundays & Public Holidays The theatre box office will close 30 mins after the advertised performance time or 30 mins after the advertised artist takes the stage, whichever is later (closed on days with no performance).

TELEPHONE BOOKINGS Ticketmaster 0844 871 3020 (bkg fee) (24 hr booking line) Calls charged at national rate, subject to bkg/ transaction fee. RNID Typetalk 0844 277 9856 GROUPS HOTLINE Venue Groups 0844 871 3040 (Mon - Fri 9.30am - 6pm) oxfordgroups@theambassadors.com Ticketmaster Groups 0844 844 2121 (24 hours) www.ticketmaster.co.uk ONLINE www.NewTheatreOxford.org.uk (Ticketmaster. Booking fees apply) GENERAL ENQUIRIES Stage Door 01865 320760

Design SWD swd.uk.com Print John Good

POSTAL BOOKINGS Cheques are payable to The Ambassador Theatre Group (Venues) Limited. Please include SAE for return of tickets.

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CONDITIONS OF SALE Tickets cannot be refunded. We can offer exchanges for a different performance of the same production, subject to availability. We can only exchange tickets for the same value, or higher on payment of the difference. 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

G GROUPS AND SCHOOLS For events marked this way a group rate applies. Group rates are available for parties of 10 people or more. Group rates do not always apply to each price band. Not always available Friday and Saturday evenings. Different rates apply to some shows. Call the Groups Hotline for details. Special rates are also available for mid-week matinees and schools for selected performances. For full details of the range of prices on offer please call the Groups Hotline on 0844 871 3040.

ACCESS Customers with special access requirements, or wishing to book for Signed or Audio Described performances should call the venue on 01865 320770 or email access4all.newtheatreoxford@ theambassadors.com where staff can advise on most appropriate seating areas, and help with any other specific requirements. Wheelchair users and one companion receive a discounted rate on some shows. Wheelchair spaces are situated in Row X at the rear of the stalls. We have space for 4 wheelchairs and 5 companions per performance. There is a lift to take wheelchair users from the foyer to the wheelchair seating area. Patrons with a disability, who do not require a wheelchair space, pay the lowest available full ticket price, no matter where in the house you sit. All discounts are subject to availability and show terms and conditions. Only one discount is available per ticket. Hearing Impaired The theatre has an infra-red system Headsets and Loop necklaces are available from the Duty Manager. The theatre has step free access to the Box Office and main foyer. There is a wheelchair accessible toilet in the foyer and a wheelchair lift to take patrons to the wheelchair area of the stalls. Visually Impaired This brochure is also available in large print. Contact the marketing department on 01865 320773 or sueSevans@ theambassadors.com 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.

VENUE IMPROVEMENTS Ticket prices include a £1 restoration levy. 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 tickets. The information in this brochure is correct at the time of going to print. New Theatre Oxford is managed by The Ambassador Theatre Group. We would like to add or retain your details on our lists to keep you informed about future events, special offers and other developments. We also look to secure information and special offers for customers from other organisations. You will be asked whether you want to receive any of this information next time you book. If you don’t want to receive information from us and/or third parties, or have any queries, please contact the Marketing Department on 01865 320760. This brochure is printed on responsibly sourced FSC paper. Please continue to help the environment by recycling it.

AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP New Theatre Oxford is operated by the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), who have a total of 39 venues across the UK, including 12 in the West End, and 27 regionally. ATG’s impressive portfolio of West End theatres includes Apollo Victoria, Comedy, Donmar Warehouse, Duke of York’s, Fortune, Lyceum, Phoenix, Piccadilly, Playhouse, Savoy, Trafalgar Studio 1 and Trafalgar Studio 2. ATG’s regional theatres include The Ambassadors Woking encompassing the New Victoria and Rhoda McGaw Theatres and the award-winning Ambassador Cinemas; New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham; Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury; Theatre Royal Brighton; Bristol Hippodrome; Churchill Theatre Bromley; Edinburgh Playhouse; Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone; King’s Theatre and Theatre Royal, Glasgow; Grimsby Auditorium; Liverpool Empire; Palace Theatre and Opera House, Manchester; Milton Keynes Theatre; New Theatre, Oxford; Richmond Theatre; Southport Theatre; Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent; Sunderland Empire; Princess Theatre, Torquay; New Wimbledon Theatre and New Wimbledon Studio; Grand Opera House, York. ATG is also one of the country’s foremost theatre producers, in Britain and internationally. Current and recent ATG co-productions include The Misanthrope starring Damian Lewis and Keira Knightley; Legally Blonde, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, Spamalot and South Pacific.

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PRICE BAND

Lee Evans

All seats £31

-

The Drifters

All seats £25

-

Jason Manford

All seats £21

-

Siberian State Ballet Eve Mat

PRICE BAND

A

B

C

D

E

Grease Mon - Thu eve Fri early Fri eve & Sat

£35 £29.50 £37.50

£32 £26.50 £34.50

£29 £23.50 £31.50

£26 £20.50 £28.50

£20 £17.50 £23.50

£38 £32.50 £40.50

Guys & Dolls

£18.50

£16.50

£14.50

£12.50

-

-

Alan Carr Nigel Kennedy

All seats £28.50 £45

£39.50

£35

-

Puppetry of the Penis 3D

All seats £18.50

Colin Fry

All seats £18.50

Magic of Motown

All seats £23.50

Miss P Stephen Merchant ENB Strictly Gershwin Thu Schools mat Thu - Sun eves

-

-

All seats £12 £26

£20 £30

£24.50

£15 £25

-

£10 £15

£10

-

-

-

£25 £35

B

C

D

E

P

£16.50 £14.50

£40 £29.50

£35.50 £24.50

£33.50 £21

£29.50 £18.50

£25.50 £16

Chinese State Circus Thu eve & Fri early Fri eve

£23 £25

£20 £22

£17 £19

£14 £16

The Classic Rock Show

£31

£21

Spamalot Mon - Thu eve & Sat mat Wed mat Fri & Sat

£33.50 £27.50 £37.50

£28.50 £24.50 £32.50

£23.50 £19.50 £26.50

£18.50 £16.50 £21.50

£14.50 £12.50 £17.50

£38.50 £32.50 £42.50

Dreamboats & Petticoats Mon - Thu eve & Sat mat Wed mat Fri & Sat eve

£27.50 £24.50 £29.50

£24.50 £21.50 £25.50

£20.50 £19.50 £22.50

£17.50 £16.50 £19.50

£14.50 £13.50 £16.50

£32.50 £29.50 £34.50

£35

£30

£25

-

-

£55

-

-

Childish Things 8

-

A

Roy Chubby Brown The Circus Of Horrors

All seats £21 £29

Chris Rea The Hollies

£26

£23

£21

-

-

-

Sister Act Tue - Thu Fri - Sun

£40.50 £43.50

£37.50 £39.50

£30.50 £32.50

£23.50 £25.50

£18.50 £20.50

£45.50 £48.50

£15

£10

-

-

-

-

Voices of Macmillan Centenary Gala Fascinating Aida Respect La Diva

All seats £19.50

-

£25.50

£23.50

£21.50

£19.50

-

One Night of Elvis

£22

£20

-

-

-

That’ll Be The Day

£23.50

£21

£16

-

-

In The Flesh Pink Floyd show

All seats £23.50

Dave Spikey

All seats £18.50

Bootleg Beatles

All seats £25.50

Lord Of The Dance Fri & Sun eves Sat eves

-

£30.50

£28.50

£30 £25 £32.50

£27 £22 £29.50

£23 £19 £26.50

£19 £16 £22.50

£40

£35

£30

£25

-

-

Ukrainian Opera

Jools Holland

All seats £35.50

-

Brit Floyd

A Question of Sport

All seats £38.50

-

Joan Armatrading

ABBA The Show

All seats £28.50

-

All seats £21

-

Cinderella On Ice

£27.50

£23.50

£20.50

£16.50

£13.50

£32.50

Welsh National Opera

£49.50

£45

£35

£20

£15

-

All seats £21

-

£19.50

-

Sally Morgan

All seats £23.50

-

Milton Jones

All seats £18.50

-

The Vagina Monologues

All seats £19.50

-

All seats £16 All seats £11

South Pacific Prices Standard Price: 7.30pm on Tue 6 – Thu 8, Mon 12 – Thu 15, Mon 19 – Fri 23 2.30pm on Tue 27 7.30pm on Wed 28 & Thu 29 2.30pm on Sat 31 Dec Lowest Price: 2.30pm on Wed 7, Wed 14, Wed 21, Thu 29 Peak Price: All Fri & Sat perfs (excluding Fri 23 & Sat 31) 3pm on Mon 26 & 7.30pm on Tue 27

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All seats £28.50 All seats £29.50

£16 £13 £17.50

£35 £30 £37.50

SEATING PLAN

BALCONY

CIRCLE DISABLED LIFT

SOUND DESK

STALLS STALLS

Gardeners Question Time South Pacific Standard Price Lowest Price Peak Price

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Nutcracker Tue - Thu eve & Sat mat Wed mat Fri & Sat

-

£24.50

£31.50 £36

The Osmonds

All seats £21

£29.50

£36.50 £39.50

-

All seats £20

Reginald D Hunter

£13

MI High Adults Children

Omid Djalili

Zappa Plays Zappa

£19

-

Dave Gorman

Sarah Millican

£23

All seats £34.50 in advance

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OPENING TIMES Mon to Sat from 12.00pm Please note that if the producers/ promoters of the performances we host wish to synchronise the on sale time nationally and have advertised that, then we may on occasion open before midday to accommodate that. Sundays & Public Holidays The box office will open 2 hours before the advertised performance time (1 hour beforehand for performances beginning at 11am or earlier).

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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BOX OFFICE New Theatre, Oxford, George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AG

1 - 45

All seats £22.50 £39.50 £35 £42.50

£35 £29.50 £37

£29.50 £25 £32.50

£25 £19.50 £27

£19.50 £15 £22.50

£45 £42.50 £47

Prices are correct at the time of going to press, however we reserve the right to change or vary prices at any time. Price band P relates to Premium seats situated in the best areas of the auditorium Restricted view seats are shown in PURPLE, Wheelchair spaces in BLUE.

For a full breakdown of prices see below

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