K I NG L EAR BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE coming to Glasgow Tue 8 - Sat 12 Mar
WINTER 2010 SPRING 2011
PHONE SALES 0844 871 7647 (bkg fee) www.ambassadortickets.com/ glasgow (online, bkg fee)
VE 3 N 9 UE S
DISCOUNT DINING FOR FRIENDS AT OUR PARTNER RESTAURANTS
THE HABIT OF ART Tue 23 - Sat 27 November
THE WIGGLES Tue 24 May
SHAUN THE SHEEP Thu 30 Jun - Sun 3 Jul
0141 354 7705
0141 572 1000
MORE Shows MORE Theatres MORE Savings - all for £30 You can now access great ticket offers in up to 39 Ambassador Theatre Group venues across the UK. From Edinburgh to London, Oxford to Manchester, Liverpool to Bristol Ambassador Friends now gives you;
OPENS NOVEMBER 2011 FOR A STRICTLY LIMITED RUN 0141 572 1405
It is with great pleasure that ATG (producer of West Side Story and Guys & Dolls) brings you this landmark, masterpiece production of South Pacific. Never before has a musical been so widely acclaimed by critics and audiences alike across America.
0141 352 8310
FRIENDS RATE Book on 0844 871 7641 or online at www.ambassador tickets.com/friends
MATTHEW BOURNE’S LORD OF THE FLIES Wed 2 - Sat 5 March
KING LEAR 14 Tue 8 - Sat 12 March
We are proud to announce that this will be the first Scottish
RICHARD ALSTON Thu 26 May
of the greatest musicals of all time, and we are in agreement REMEMBER FOREVER.’
0141 221 6789
61 Bath Street 0141 332 8025
with the critics that, ‘THIS IS A SHOW YOU WILL
2 FOR 1 TOP 5 PRICES WED 2 MAR
GO DANCE 11 Tue 25 - Sat 29 January
FLAWLESS Sun 17 April
Pacific is currently sold out on tour across the USA, and the full
Theatre. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness one
0141 332 9002
magnificent production was broadcast on American television.
date on the UK tour after a limited run at London’s Barbican
0141 221 7711
RSAMD THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN Fri 21 & Sat 22 January
Exclusive priority booking at your home venue
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Sat 17 - Sat 31 December 2011
out on Broadway for over 2 years, it swept the board at the 2008
For more information visit www.ambassadortickets. com/friends or call the box office on 0844 871 7641
CINDERELLA Tue 14 - Fri 31 December
Tony Awards, winning an unprecedented eight awards. South 0141 332 5300
ALICE Tue 12 - Sat 16 April
Created at New York’s prestigious Lincoln Center, and then sold
Ticket offers in up to 39 venues across the UK
10% discount at bars in selected theatres
Howard Panter ATG Joint Chief Executive & Creative Director
SWAN LAKE ON ICE Tue 19 - Sat 23 April
THIS SEASON AT THE KING’S
HOW TO FIND US
LAST CHANCE TO BOOK ONLY SCOTTISH DATE
FUN FOR KIDS
★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ DAILY TELEGRAPH
★★★★★ ★★★★★ MAIL ON SUNDAY
Awaiting copy. By Arrangement with Aardman Ltd
Shaun the Sheep in Shaun’s Big Show
The Wiggles are very proud to be bringing The Wiggles Greatest Hits! to Glasgow.
TUE 23 - SAT 27 NOV Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm
In 2011 the band will celebrate their 20th birthday so with twenty years of hits such as Hot Potato, Fruit Salad, Rock A Bye Your Bear and Toot Too Chugga Chugga the show will be jam packed with audience favourites! Join Jeff, Anthony, Murray and Sam as well as our Wiggly friends; Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus for this spectacular production!
FREE POST-SHOW TALK Fri 26 Nov Call the Box Office to book After sell-out success in London, Alan Bennett’s latest smash-hit play comes to Glasgow. Oxford 1972. Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W H Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first for 25 years, they are observed and interrupted by, amongst others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station. Deeply funny and thought-provoking, this new play reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion’s spent: ultimately, on the habit of art. 4
Photograph of Alan Bennett by Derry Moore . Suitable for ages 15+.
CAPTIONED PERF Wed 24 Nov 7.30pm AUDIO DESCRIBED PERF Thu 25 Nov 2.30pm
DATES Get your tickets now, as they’ll sell - Sat eves 7.30pm likeMon hot potatoes! Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm
AMBASSADOR FRIENDS 2 FOR 1 top 4 prices Tue 23 Nov
AMBASSADOR TUE 24 MAY 1pmFRIENDS & 4.30pm Discounts FAMILY DiscountsTICKET £15.50 per ticket F family G for of 4+
0844 871 7647 (bkg fee)
Come and join Shaun and his friends in their very own live show. All your favourite characters from the hit BBC show will be here including Bitzer, Shirley, Timmy and the rest of the flock in this magical, fully choreographed music and dance extravaganza. Shaun is stage struck and has decided to put on a very special show for all his friends, so get ready for some fabulous madcap mayhem as they dance and prance their way through a series of wonderful adventures under the nose of the short-sighted Farmer. THU 30 JUN - SUN 3 JUL Thu 7pm, Fri 11am, 2pm & 5pm Sat 1pm, 4pm & 7pm Sun 11am, 2pm & 5pm FAMILY TICKET £54 Group of 4, max 2 adults (Usual group discounts do not apply)
DISCOVER SCOTTISH OPERA’S 2010/11 SEASON magician... Handel’s music effortlessly captures the emotive twists and turns of their stories as they become victims of the power of love.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart New production Sung in Italian with English supertitles
The team behind 2007’s The Barber of Seville returns to Scottish Opera. Internationally renowned baritone Sir Thomas Allen directs Mozart’s unstoppable masterpiece, set in the stylish world of the late 18th century. Blending breathtaking arias with over-the-top characters and chaotic humour, this is Mozart at his theatrical best. Thomas Oliemans, Figaro in The Barber of Seville, returns to the role and Scottish soprano Kate Valentine is the Countess. Francesco Corti conducts. Tue 30 Nov 7.15pm Thu 2 Dec 7.15pm Sat 4 Dec 7.15pm The Marriage of Figaro Unwrapped Wed 1 Dec 6pm
George Frideric Handel New production Sung in English with English supertitles
A soldier in Charlemagne’s army, the Queen of Cathay, an African prince, a shepherdess and a 6
Sat 26 Mar 7.15pm Wed 30 Mar 7.15pm Sat 2 Apr 2.15pm Intermezzo Unwrapped Tue 29 Mar 6pm
Sally Silver, who ‘stole the show’ (The Scotsman) in 2008’s concert performance of I Puritani sings Angelica. Paul Goodwin, recently awarded the Handel Honorary Prize of the City of Halle, conducts. Tue 15 Feb 7.15pm Sat 19 Feb 2.15pm Sat 26 Feb 7.15pm Orlando Unwrapped Fri 18 Feb 6pm
Richard Strauss New production Sung in German with English supertitles
Set in the 1920s, this intimate and elegant comedy of manners captures the flaws and foibles of high society with Oscar Wilde-like wit, and no small hint of irony. The conductor Richard Storch and his wife, Christine, are not getting on. When Christine intercepts a love letter apparently addressed to her husband she leaps to the obvious conclusion, but has she jumped the gun? Flirtations with penniless barons, confusingly similar names, the mysterious Mitzi Meyer...it all adds up to some stormy misunderstandings and more than a little confusion. Francesco Corti conducts.
Giuseppe Verdi UK premiere Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Director Matthew Richardson brings Verdi’s tragic Rigoletto to the stage in a stylish, intelligent and theatrical production. From the aching naivety of first love to a father’s tortured realisation of his failure to protect his daughter, Verdi takes his characters from elation to despair in an opera densely packed with extraordinary arias and ensembles. English baritone Eddie Wade sings Rigoletto and Edgaras Montvidas, Nemorino in Scottish Opera’s recent production of The Elixir of Love, sings the role of the Duke. Tobias Ringborg conducts. Wed 11 May 7.15pm Sun 15 May 4pm Wed 18 May 7.15pm Sat 21 May 7.15pm Rigoletto Unwrapped Fri 13 May 6pm
£10 TICKETS FOR UNDER 26s Book any seat, in any area of the theatre, in advance with valid ID AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES, TOUCH TOURS & PRE-SHOW TALKS AVAILABLE Call the Box Office for details 7 19
‘A MAGNIFICENT PRODUCTION FOR ALL AGES’ THE OBSERVER
Conceived by Ashley Page & Antony McDonald Music Sergei Prokofiev
Artistic Director Ashley Page’s spectacular version of Cinderella, one of Scottish Ballet’s most popular productions, returns to the stage this winter. Tormented by her stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella is lost and lonely, until a simple act of kindness summons her Fairy Godmother who sends her on a magical journey to find happiness. Showcasing sumptuous designs from award-winning designer Antony McDonald, this vivid reworking of the much-loved fairytale is transported to a decadent Vivienne Westwoodmeets-Andy Warhol 18th Century France, swept up in Prokofiev’s romantic score, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. Scottish Ballet’s exceptional dancers bring these unforgettable characters to life with genuine emotion and plenty of wit, making Cinderella a fantastic feast of classical and modern dance as original as it is visually striking. A mustsee production - don’t wait until midnight to secure your seats!
★★★★★ ‘MAGNIFICENT, FIZZING
WITH CHOREOGRAPHIC INVENTION THROUGHOUT AND DANCED WITH PRIDE AND PANACHE – GO’ THE HERALD
‘THE GENIUS IS IN THE DETAIL - EVERY PIECE OF SCENERY, PROP AND COSTUME SETS THIS LARGE-SCALE BALLET APART FROM THE REST. YET SOMEHOW CINDERELLA RETAINS A TRADITIONAL CHARM’ THE SCOTSMAN
TUE 14 - FRI 31 DEC 2010 Tue 14 & Wed 15 Dec 7.30pm Thu 16 Dec 2pm & 7.30pm Fri 17 Dec 7.30pm Sat 18 Dec 2pm & 7.30pm Tue 21 & Wed 22 Dec 7.30pm Thu 23 Dec 2pm & 7.30pm Fri 24 Dec 2pm Thu 30 Dec 2pm & 7.30pm Fri 31 Dec 2pm FREE PRE-SHOW TALKS With Ashley Page, Thu 16 & Wed 22 Dec 6.30pm With Richard Honner, Fri 17 Dec 6.30pm FAMILY INSIGHT EVENT Sat 18 & Thu 30 Dec 11am Tickets £5 Concessions £3 Family ticket for 4 people £12 AUDIO DESCRIBED PERF Thu 16 & Thu 23 Dec 2pm preceded by Touch Tour AMBASSADOR FRIENDS AND FRIENDS OF SCOTTISH BALLET £10 OFF top 3 prices Wed 15 Dec 7.30pm
0844 871 7647 (bkg fee)
ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA
By Janáček In collaboration with Scottish Opera Conductor Timothy Dean Director Elaine Tyler-Hall Lighting Designer Ian Jones With the Orchestra of Scottish Opera
LIKE THIS? WHY NOT TRY -
TUE 25 - SAT 29 JAN 7.30pm
AT THE KING’S THEATRE SEE PAGE 22 FOR DETAILS
Illustration by Emily Chappell
Following last year’s sell out success War and Peace, the annual collaboration between Scotland’s national conservatoire and Scotland’s national opera company is a revival of the landmark production of The Cunning Little Vixen created by David Pountney.
This well-loved opera brims with humour and explores the relationship between man and nature and the cycle of life from birth to death. The Orchestra of Scottish Opera and the Company’s senior specialist artisans and technicians act as mentors for the RSAMD’s young musicians, costume makers, set builders and stage technicians throughout the process of creating the production. Revival of the Scottish Opera/Welsh National Opera co-production created by David Pountney and designed by Maria Bjørnson, original lighting design by Nicholas Chelton.
FRI 21 & SAT 22 JAN 7.15pm FREE PRE-SHOW TALK With director Elaine Tyler-Hall Sat 22 Jan 6pm AUDIO DESCRIBED PERF Sat 22 Jan 7.15pm preceded by Touch Tour
0844 871 7647 (bkg fee)
GO DANCE WEEKLY TICKET See all five shows for the price of three! Call the Box Office for more information.
Go Dance is widely acknowledged to be a highlight of the Scottish dance calendar and we are proud to present this incredible opportunity to delight in the talent, energy and creativity that bursts from the Theatre Royal stage. With a different programme over five nights, this ambitious festival celebrates the work of dance schools, vocational colleges and community groups with a vibrant mix of dance
styles; from hip-hop to ballet, contemporary to highland. Go Dance 11 promises to be our biggest, boldest and best so far with dancers of all ages wowing audiences with their talent, energy and passion for dance. This unique event brings together over 45 dance groups from across the country, all sharing the sheer joy and exhilaration of live dance performance. If you love dance then don’t miss Go Dance. 11
AN EXCITING NEW PRODUCTION FROM MATTHEW BOURNE’S NEW ADVENTURES A New Adventures Production by arrangement with Glasgow Theatres and Re:bourne
Film Created by Alan Stockdale Sound Design by Paul Groothuis Lighting Design by Chris Davey Set and Costume Design by Lez Brotherston Music by Terry Davies Co-Directed and Choreographed by Scott Ambler Devised and Directed by Matthew Bourne A New Adventures Production
‘THE UK’S MOST POPULAR AND MOST UNCLASSIFIABLE DANCE COMPANY’ SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
In a unique collaboration with the Theatre Royal Glasgow, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures returns with a powerful new dance theatre adaptation based on the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding. In this thrilling new production the action is transferred from deserted island to deserted theatre. A group of schoolboys find themselves abandoned. With no adults around they start to create their own rules and to build their own civilization. As time passes, the rituals become more disturbing as dark superstitions take hold. Order finally breaks down and blood is spilt as Ralph, Piggy, Jack and the boys grapple with the ‘beast within’ and the story builds to its thrilling climax. With a cast of New Adventures dancers and local young people, Golding’s iconic characters are brought to life with raw energy, emotional intensity and electrifying performances. Chilling, beautiful and hugely entertaining, the piece will enthral die-hard Bourne fans as much as a generation of new audiences. New Adventures’ Lord of the Flies follows the phenomenal success of Swan Lake, Nutcracker!, The Car Man, and Edward Scissorhands. Matthew Bourne’s directing and choreography credits also include the West end smash hits Oliver! and Mary Poppins. 12
This is an Inspiring Communities project which has received Lottery Funding from Creative Scotland.
‘MATTHEW BOURNE HAS BROUGHT DANCE TO THE MASSES LIKE NOBODY ELSE’ THE SCOTSMAN
LIKE THIS? WHY NOT TRY -
AT THE KING’S THEATRE SEE PAGE 22 FOR DETAILS WED 2 - SAT 5 MAR Wed - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm AMBASSADOR FRIENDS 2 FOR 1 top 5 prices Wed 2 Mar F G
0844 871 7647 (bkg fee)
KI NG LEAR BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
An ageing monarch. A kingdom divided. A child’s love rejected. As Lear’s world descends into chaos, all that he once believed is brought into question. One of the greatest works of western literature, King Lear explores the very nature of human existence: love and duty, power and loss, good and evil. With a cast including Ron Cook and Gina McKee, Derek Jacobi takes on one of Shakespeare’s greatest roles in a new collaboration with director Michael Grandage and the creative team behind six-time Tony Award-winning Red. With a reputation for producing first-class theatre, Donmar generated productions have received 35 Olivier Awards, 23 Critics’ Circle Awards, 21 Evening Standard Awards, two South Bank Awards and 20 Tony Awards from ten Broadway productions. 14
LIKE THIS? WHY NOT TRY -
THE HARD MAN
AT THE KING’S THEATRE SEE PAGE 22 FOR DETAILS TUE 8 - SAT 12 MAR Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Sat mat 2.30pm CAPTIONED PERF Sat 12 Mar 2.30pm AUDIO DESCRIBED PERF Sat 12 Mar 2.30pm preceded by Touch Tour
0844 871 7647 (bkg fee)
★★★★ ‘A TICKET TO THIS SHOW
SCOTTISH BALLET SUBSCRIPTION 2011 – SAVE 20% BY BOOKING BOTH SHOWS*
IS WORTH EVERY PENNY’ THE SCOTSMAN
SAT 17 - SAT 31 DEC 2011 Sat 17 Dec 7.30pm Tue 20 Dec 2pm & 7.30pm Wed 21 Dec 7.30pm Thu 22 Dec 2pm & 7.30pm Fri 23 Dec 7.30pm Sat 24 Dec 2pm Wed 28 Dec 7.30pm Thu 29 Dec 2pm & 7.30pm Fri 30 Dec 7.30pm Sat 31 Dec 2pm FREE PRE-SHOW TALKS Thu 22, Fri 23 & Thu 29 Dec 6.30pm Call Box Office to reserve tickets.
TUE 12 - SAT 16 APR Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2pm Choreography Ashley Page Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Design Antony McDonald
INSIGHT EVENT Thu 14 Apr 11am Tickets £5, Concessions £3
Stunning sets and costumes, breathtaking choreography, Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score and the phenomenally talented, passionate dancers of Scotland’s national dance company come together to create a spellbinding re-telling of treasured fairytale, The Sleeping Beauty.
Choreography Ashley Page Music Robert Moran Design Antony McDonald
FAMILY INSIGHT EVENT Sat 16 Apr 11am Tickets £5, Concessions £3 Family Ticket for 4 people £12
Scottish Ballet and the creative team behind Cinderella and The Nutcracker present Alice, an extraordinary adventure into the depths of imagination.
AUDIO DESCRIBED PERF Sat 16 Apr 2pm preceded by Touch Tour
Drifting through episodes from Lewis Carroll’s treasured stories, Alice tumbles into a strange world full of fantastical characters, and guided by Carroll himself, she has to rely on her wits to find her way out.
AMBASSADOR FRIENDS AND FRIENDS OF SCOTTISH BALLET £10 OFF top 3 prices Wed 13 Apr 7.30pm
Featuring choreography by Artistic Director Ashley Page, otherworldly designs from Antony McDonald and a specially commissioned musical score by Robert Moran, this is an unforgettable take on the most curious of tales. 16
FREE PRE-SHOW TALKS Thu 14 & Fri 15 Apr 6.30pm Call Box Office to reserve tickets.
*Offer available for Alice and The Sleeping Beauty. Tickets must be purchased at the same time.
0844 871 7647 (bkg fee)
Our story begins once upon a time on a gorgeous summer afternoon in 1830, in a magical kingdom where mortals mix with the fairies of an enchanted forest. Liberally sprinkled with surprising twists and delicious wit, this spectacular version of the much-loved story features Artistic Director Ashley Page’s spectacular choreography and international designer Antony McDonald’s lavish sets and costumes. Complete with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra, The Sleeping Beauty will be bringing a little magic to the winter months – don’t miss your chance to fall under its spell! ‘YOU SIMPLY HAVE TO EXPERIENCE IT FOR YOURSELVES AND TAKE PRIDE IN THE FACT THAT THIS IS OUR NATIONAL COMPANY’ THE HERALD
INSIGHT EVENT Thu 22 Dec 11am Tickets £5, Concession £3 FAMILY INSIGHT EVENT Sat 24 Dec 11am Tickets £5, Concessions £3 Family Ticket for 4 people £12 AUDIO DESCRIBED PERF Thu 29 Dec 2pm preceded by Touch Tour AMBASSADOR FRIENDS AND FRIENDS OF SCOTTISH BALLET £10 OFF top 3 prices Tue 20 Dec 7.30pm SCOTTISH BALLET AUTUMN SEASON 2011 ALSO ON SALE Details to be announced Thu 29 Sep - Sat 1 Oct 7.30pm
0844 871 7647 (bkg fee)
STREET DANCE CHAMPIONS
WORLD CLASS DANCE
WORLD CLASS ICE SKATING IN THE INTIMACY OF THE THEATRE
‘THE MOST MUSICALLY REVEALING CHOREOGRAPHER IN THE WORLD TODAY’ NEW YORK TIMES
Flawless have starred in the number one UK box office smash StreetDance 3D, worked with some of the biggest names in the business including Madonna, Beyonce and Leona Lewis and won the nation’s hearts in Britain’s Got Talent. Now it's your chance to see the UK’s hottest dance act, as never before, as they fuse stunning street dance with jazz and ballet in a show that is breathtaking, funny and moving. Then it’s your turn as you join Flawless on a journey through time and space to chase the dream!
‘DAZZLING - DON’T MISS IT’ NEWS OF THE WORLD
‘A DAZZLING DISPLAY OF PRECISION AND SKILL. ASTONISHING’ DAILY TELEGRAPH
‘ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE’ SIMON COWELL
Richard Alston has chosen a characteristically diverse collection of music for his company’s return to the Theatre Royal. ROUGHCUT - a euphoric display of pure energy- is danced to the cascading peals of Steve Reich’s shimmering New York and Electric Counterpoints. ‘SENDS YOU HOME CLOUD-HIGH’ SUNDAY TIMES The tightly sprung LIE OF THE LAND, choreographed by Martin Lawrance, is danced to Ned Rorem’s String Quartet No. 4. ‘ONE OF LAWRANCE’S BEST WORKS TO DATE’ GUARDIAN OUT OF THE STRONG is performed to Prokofiev’s Sixth Piano Sonata. ‘THREATENS TO BURST THROUGH THE CONFINES OF THE STAGE’ GUARDIAN THU 26 MAY 7.30pm
SUN 17 APR 7.30pm
AMBASSADOR FRIENDS 2 FOR 1 top 5 prices Thu 26 May
(Usual group discounts do not apply)
LIKE THIS? WHY NOT TRY -
AT THE KING’S THEATRE SEE PAGE 22 FOR DETAILS The Imperial Ice Stars are back with a dynamic new interpretation of their award-winning masterpiece Swan Lake on Ice. With Tchaikovsky’s glorious music, exhilarating new choreography and dazzling new costumes, this innovative portrayal of the classic love story will take your breath away. The 26 World, European and National Championship skaters, who between them hold more than 250 competition medals, take contemporary ice dance to a new level with their daring and graceful feats – some of which are so complex they haven’t yet been named – performed in the intimate setting of a frozen theatre stage.
‘INSPIRING, ORIGINAL AND GREAT THEATRE’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
TUE 19 - SAT 23 APR Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed, Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm AMBASSADOR FRIENDS 2 FOR 1 top 5 prices Tue 19 Apr FAMILY TICKET £84 Wed & Thu 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm Group of 4, max 2 adults (Prices A & B)
(Usual group discounts do not apply)
0844 871 7647 (bkg fee)
COMING SOON - BOOK NOW
COMING SOON - BOOK NOW ‘THE SCRIPT CRACKLES WITH DELICIOUS JOKES’ DAILY MAIL
ROBERT POWELL stars in
The internationally acclaimed production The Shaolin Warriors is returning with a brand new show before embarking on a new European tour. This is a fully choreographed spectacular that features 22 professionally trained Kung-Fu Masters; audiences will be amazed and thrilled by their death defying Kung-Fu disciplines such as qigong, animal imitation boxing, drunken boxing and fighting with 18 kinds of dangerous traditional weapons. FRI 27 & SAT 28 MAY 7.30pm
In a life devoted to alcohol, gambling and women, the ever-charming Jeffrey Bernard distinguished himself by excess. From Bernard’s colourful contributions to the Spectator’s Low Life column, fellow Fleet Street legend Keith Waterhouse created this gloriously funny and occasionally poignant production. Robert Powell plays the tour-de-force title role and is best known for playing Jesus in Jesus of Nazareth and Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps.
Created by the original writers of the classic BBC TV series, the Prime Minister Jim Hacker, his Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby and his Private Secretary Bernard Woolley are back in this hilarious new play. In a world of spin, Blackberrys and ‘sexed up’ dossiers, the PM is staring disaster in the face. The country is on the brink of financial meltdown and the Government’s only apparent salvation comes from a morally dubious deal with the Foreign Minister of Kumranistan. Will Jim Hacker and his team of advisors be able to rescue the country from the edge?
MON 30 MAY - SAT 4 JUN Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm
MON 20 - SAT 25 JUN Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm
FAMILY TICKET £68 Group of 4, max 2 adults
AMBASSADOR FRIENDS 2 FOR 1 top 5 prices Mon 30 May
AMBASSADOR FRIENDS £10 OFF top 5 prices Mon 20 Jun
AMBASSADOR FRIENDS 2 FOR 1 top 5 prices Fri 27 May
By Keith Waterhouse based on the writings of Jeffrey Bernard
Following a successful West End run, Yes, Prime Minister comes to the Theatre Royal for one week only. Directed by DAVID GRINDLEY In the days leading up to the last great German offensive of the First World War, Raleigh, an 18 year old solider joins a besieged company of soldiers in the British trenches. There he finds his new comrades being led by his old school friend Stanhope, but discovers he is much changed from the boy he left behind. Journey’s End is the Olivier-nominated, Tony and Drama Desk award-winning production that won critical acclaim in the West End and on Broadway.
A donation for each ticket sold will be made to the poppy appeal - supporting The British Legion
MON 5 – SAT 10 SEP Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm AMBASSADOR FRIENDS £10 OFF top 3 prices Mon 5 Sep F G 21
THIS SEASON AT THE KING’S THEATRE
DARIUS CAMPBELL Fri 3 Dec - Sun 9 Jan
Tue 18 Jan - Sat 19 Feb
Tue 22 & Wed 23 Feb
The Creative Learning Department aims to enhance the theatre experience by providing fun and engaging activities for our audiences of all ages.
Tue 8 & Wed 9 Mar
Tue 5 - Sat 9 Apr
Tue 11 - Sat 16 Apr
THE HABIT OF ART Fri 26 Nov Post-show Talk Cost Free to ticket holders. Meet the cast of this funny and thought provoking new play by Alan Bennett. Call 0844 871 7647 to book.
Mon 25 - Sat 30 Apr
Tue 10 May - Sat 4 Jun
Mon 6 - Sat 11 Jun
MARTI PELLOW in
Mon 13 – Sat 18 Jun 22
Tue 21 - Sat 25 Jun
Wed 19 Oct - Sat 12 Nov
LORD OF THE FLIES A limited number of free, physically challenging dance workshops exploring themes and movement from Matthew Bourne’s exciting new adaptation of Lord of the Flies will be available. Please contact the Creative Learning Department for more information and to book. S1+ or vocational dance students. KING LEAR The company will be delivering an education programme aimed at secondary school students. Please contact the Creative Learning department for more information.
CREATIVE LEARNING WORKSHOPS To book for any of the below please call Creative Learning on 0141 240 1309. SPECIAL EFFECTS 2 hours Cost £200 + travel Create realistic cuts, bruises and burns using special effects make-up. Lots of blood and gory fun in this taster session – not for the faint hearted! P4+. This workshop is also available as an intensive half day session for secondary school pupils. THEATRICAL MAKE-UP MASTER CLASSES 2 hours Cost £200 + travel Blood sucking vampires, aliens, Cirque de Soleil, fantastical fantasy creatures or high fashion. Using prosthetic effects and water based make-up we can transform your entire class. P6 to S4. THRILLER 2 hours Cost £250 + travel Two workshops in one! Turn your class into terrifying zombies with theatrical make-up then rise from the grave in a ghoulish dance routine. P6 to S4
LAUGHTER WORKSHOPS 1 hour Cost £180 + travel Laughter, games and exercise help break down barriers, boost confidence, self-esteem and motivation, as well as giving a good laugh! Great for team building, health related sessions and conflict resolution. S1 – S6. Laughter workshops, in partnership with Joyworks, are also suitable for teacher training service days.
This is just a taste of the workshops, talks and tours we provide. For more information or to apply for work experience please visit www.atgcreativelearning. co.uk/glasgow or contact us: Karen Townsend Creative Learning Manager Email karentownsend@ theambassadors.com Tel 0141 240 1309 Alison Cowan (Wed-Fri) Learning Development Manager Email alisoncowan@ theambassadors.com Tel 0141 240 1310 23
HOW TO FIND US The Theatre Royal is located at the very top of Hope Street at the junction of Cowcaddens Road to the north of Glasgow city centre. It is extremely well served by motorway access, secure parking, trains, underground and buses all within yards of the theatre.
SMALL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES...
Entertainment is our DATE time business, so let us turn your Awaiting copy. business event into a unique theatre TBC experience - your clients DATE will timebe talking about it for months to come: Awaiting copy.
If you run a small business and wish to raise your profile without compromising your budget, we can help you to reach potential customers and score over 500,000 publicity hits in your year of membership. Starting from £600, this is a business opportunity not to be missed.
H Exclusive use of our
TBC hospitality rooms to time your guests DATE entertain Awaiting copy. H Increase your company branding through our brochures, programmes and website H Guarantee the best seats
in the house for your party
H Ticket offers for your staff
from time to time
H Membership of our
Friends scheme for your staff
H Network with our other
H Marketing opportunities
WHERE BUSINESS MEETS PLEASURE...
to promote your business to our theatre-goers
‘We are delighted to continue as sponsors as this guarantees the best seats and exclusive use of the Matcham Room to entertain our clients privately. This added dimension is really appreciated by our clients, making them feel pampered and special... exactly the feeling we are hoping for!’ En Croute Catering have been entertaining their clients at the King’s and Theatre Royal since 2006. To find out more about our events and marketing opportunities, please call the Development Department on 0141 240 1308.
BY CAR Glasgow City Council operates a supervised 24hr, pay-on-foot (credit cards accepted) multi-storey car park one block from the theatre in Cambridge St. Parking after 6pm costs £1.50 and this charge entitles you to park until 9am the following day. Leave the car park on foot by the Cowcaddens Rd exit, follow Cowcaddens Rd for one block and the Theatre Royal is on your right. If you have an orange or blue badge you can park free of charge for as long as you wish in surrounding Pay & Display spaces. There are other car parks at Dundasvale and Concert Sq. EASTBOUND ON THE M8 Exit at J19 and follow signs for the City Centre. At the 1st set of traffic lights turn left into Pitt St. At the 2nd set of traffic lights turn right into West George St. Turn 1st left into Douglas St then continue
(Blythswood Sq on your right) until you reach Sauchiehall St, having crossed both West Regent St and Bath St. Turn right into Sauchiehall St, then left into Rose St at the beginning of the pedestrianised area. Turn 1st right into Renfrew St then 1st left into Cambridge St. The car park is on your right. WESTBOUND ON THE M8 Exit at J17. Turn left at the 1st set of traffic lights into West Graham St. Turn right at the major traffic lights into Cowcaddens Rd then first right into Cambridge St. The car park is on your left. BY TRAIN - Queen St Leave Queen St station by the Dundas St exit (to your right from high level trains). Walk straight ahead across the taxi rank and into Dundas Lane. Turn right into Buchanan St and follow the pedestrianised area into Sauchiehall St then turn right into Hope St. The Theatre Royal is around 100yds on your right after you cross Renfrew St. BY TRAIN - Central Leave Central station by the main entrance. Turn left into Gordon St then first right into Hope St. The Theatre Royal is at the top of
Hope St 100yds on your right after you cross Renfrew St. For full timetable information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit www. networkrail.co.uk. BY UNDERGROUND Leave Cowcaddens station & turn right. Walk alongside Cowcaddens Rd for around 200yds & turn right into Hope St. The Theatre Royal is in front of you. BY BUS A wide variety of local bus routes stop close to the Theatre Royal. Longer distance services arrive at Buchanan Bus Station. Leave the bus station by the clock and head up Killermont St. Turn right up Hope St and the Theatre Royal is on your right. For timetable information call Traveline on 0870 608 2608. For other bus info call 0141 423 6600 8.30am - 6pm Mon - Fri and 8.30am - 12.30pm Sat. BY COACH Coaches may drop off but not park in front of the theatre. Coach parks are located at High Street (call in advance 0141 552 7276) and Buchanan Bus Station (call in advance 0141 333 3762). Charges apply.
Ambassador theatre group Theatre Royal Glasgow 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; 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 and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard.
This publication was produced to ISO14001 Environmental Management System standard and 95% of the waste created during the process was recycled. The materials used included vegetable oil inks, elemental chlorine free pulp and fibre from PEFC managed forests. The PEFC provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.
Design swd.uk.com Print Aldridge Print Group
PHONE SALES 0844 871 7647 (bkg fee) Mon - Sat 9am - 10pm Sun 10am - 8pm
GROUPS & SCHOOLS 0141 240 1122 Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm www.ambassadortickets.com/glasgow
BOOKING IN PERSON King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JN. 10am - 6pm Mon Sat (8pm on performance nights). Counter Sales for the evening’s performances only after 6pm. Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 3QA - open one hour before each performance, sales for that performance only. BOOKING BY PHONE & ONLINE A transaction fee of £2.85 will be added to all telephone bookings, excluding Friends and group bookings to cover administration charges. For most productions prices are subject to a £2.50 per ticket fee online and a £1.50 per ticket fee by phone, excluding Friends and group bookings. For productions marked * a different per ticket fee structure will apply. Use Mastercard, Maestro and Visa on bookings of £5 or more; bookings are instantly confirmed. BOOKING BY POST Cheques are payable to Glasgow Theatres Ltd. Post to: King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JN. CONDITIONS OF SALE Please note that tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded. FRIENDS On shows marked with an F all Friends can claim Friends Best Discounts (see show pages for details), £3 off price bands S - B on all Friday evenings and all matinees. Only one discount applicable per ticket. Subject to availability. CONCESSIONS Price bands A - C for Mon - Thu eves, some matinees and some one night events. Full time students, unwaged and over 60s: £3 OFF;
under 16s: £5 OFF. Concessions may vary - call 0844 871 7647 for full details. GROUPS AND SCHOOLS 0141 240 1122 10am - 6pm Mon - Fri. Closed on Bank Holidays. For events marked G the following rates apply: for most productions (price bands A - C on Mon-Thu eves and Sat mats), groups of 40+ can save £5 off each ticket, groups of 20+ save £4, and groups of 10+ save £2. For events marked G the following rates apply (price bands A - D on Mon - Thu eves and Sat mats), groups of 10+ save £3 off each ticket. One free ticket with every 20 tickets sold. Separate group discounts apply to some shows. Special school rates are also available to groups of 10+ pupils / full-time students. GROUP ADVISERS You can benefit from the expertise offered by our team of 7 Group Advisers who cover most of West and Central Scotland. Your local Group Adviser can handle your request for a group of 10+, help you to make substantial savings, offer additional discount on your tickets for a first group visit (conditions apply), answer any queries you may have on extended payment terms and priority booking and arrange a backstage tour or an illustrated talk to your group depending on the distance from the theatre. For details of your nearest Group Adviser call our Groups Department on 0141 240 1122. EQUAL ACCESS The Theatre Royal welcomes and provides facilities for elderly and disabled people of all ages. There is level access to the Stalls, Café Royal and adapted toilets. Wheelchair spaces are available in the Stalls for all performances and guide dogs are welcome. The Theatre Royal has an infra-red system to aid people with hearing difficulties. For full details of all facilities for people with disabilities please contact the Box Office. Our brochure is available on
BOOK YOUR PROGRAMMES AND ICE CREAMS IN ADVANCE WHEN BUYING YOUR TICKETS!
audio-tape. To receive a copy, please call the Box Office on 0844 871 7647. Disabled customers are entitled to £5 off on all performances (subject to availability). Customers who require additional assistance to attend the theatre, or who need to sit in particular seats, should make this known at the time of booking. Audio Described Performance Signed Performance Captioned Performance Touch Tour GIFT VOUCHERS An ideal present; gift vouchers can be exchanged at either the Theatre Royal or King’s. Call the Box Office for details. REFRESHMENTS - BEFORE AND DURING THE SHOW Café Royal - fully licensed and open on performance days 2 hours before each show commences and during intervals. Circle Café - situated in the Hemmings Foyer of the Dress Circle level providing drinks 60 minutes before each performance commences. There are fully licensed bars on all levels of the auditorium, open before performances and during the interval. RESTORATION £1 of the ticket price paid on some shows goes to the restoration of the Theatre Royal.
The information in this brochure was correct at time of going to press. Glasgow Theatres Ltd reserve the right to alter the advertised programme or facilities if necessary. Data Protection 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 contact the Box Office.
The Habit of Art Tue - Thu eves & Sat mat £26 £23 £19 £16 Fri & Sat eves £27 £24 £20 £17 Thu mat £20.50 £18.50 £16.50 £14.50
£13 £14 £12
£29 £30 £23.50
Scottish Ballet Cinderella Tue - Thu eves & Fri & Sat mats Fri & Sat eves Thu mats
£25** £28** £21**
RSAMD £21.50 Go Dance
£22 £26 £18
£20 £23 £16
£18 £22 £14
£12 £16 £10
£22 £23 £18
£20 £21 £16
£18 £19 £14
£12 £13 £10
South Pacific Mon - Thu eves & Sat mat £39.50 £35.50 £30.50 £24.50 £19.50 Fri & Sat eves £42 £37.50 £34.50 £29.50 £24.50 Thu mat £34.50 £30.50 £25.50 £20.50 £14.50
Tue - Thu eves & Sat mats Fri & Sat eves Tue & Thu mats
Adults £11 Children £6
£25 £26 £21
Thu eve Fri & Sat eves
£25** £28** £21**
£22 £26 £18
King Lear £33.50 £30.50 £26.50 £26.50 £21.50
£20 £23 £16
£18 £22 £14
£12 £16 £10
Tue - Thu eves & Sat mat £24.50** £21.50 £19.50 £17.50 £11.50 Fri & Sat eves £27.50** £25.50 £22.50 £21.50 £15.50 Thu mat £20.50** £17.50 £15.50 £13.50 £9.50 £21
£42.50 £45 £37.50
£28 £29 £24
Scottish Ballet Alice
Scottish Ballet The Sleeping Beauty
Lord of the Flies Wed & Thu eves & Sat mat Fri & Sat eves Thu mat
PRICE BAND Scottish Ballet Autumn 2011
£25 £27 £22
£22 £23 £18
£17 £18 £15
£13 £15 £13
£32.50 £34 £25
Swan Lake on Ice Tue - Thu eves & Sat mat £29.50 Fri & Sat eves £31 Wed & Thu mats £22
Richard Alston £19.50 £17.50 £14.50 Shaolin Warriors
4 Tier Seating Plan
Jeffrey Bernard Mon - Thu eves & Sat mat Fri & Sat eves Thu mat
£25 £25 £22
£22 £22 £19
£19 £19 £16
n/a n/a n/a
n/a n/a n/a
£27 £28 £25
£24 £26 £22
£21 £23 £20
£18 £20 £17
n/a n/a n/a
n/a n/a n/a
£27 £29 £25
Yes, Prime Minister Mon - Thu eves & Sat mat Fri & Sat eves Thu mat
Shaun the Sheep £16.50 £16.50 £14.50 £14.50 £11.50
Mon - Thu eves & Sat mat Fri & Sat eves Thu mat
£23 £26 £21
£20 £23 £18
£17 £20 £15
n/a n/a n/a
n/a n/a n/a
£26 £29 £24
£46 £63 £49 £17
£36 £61 £36 £10
£33 £49 £17
Scottish Opera Stalls Dress Circle Upper Circle Balcony
Seating plans and price breaks may vary for some productions. 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 S relates to Superior seats situated in the Stalls and Dress Circle. * Front Dress Circle seats are an additional £3 ** Front Dress Circle seats are an additional £7, £5 for Thu mats.
COMING1 1 NOV 20 E L A ON S NOW
WINTER 2010 - SPRING 2011 BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE www.ambassadortickets.com/ glasgow (online, bkg fee) Derek Jacobi coming to Glasgow Tue 8 -...