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SUMMER 2011 BOX OFFICE 0844 871 7646 (bkg fee) www.ambassadortickets.com/ wimbledon

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EXCLUSIVE PRIORITY BOOKING GREAT 2 for 1 OFFERS TICKET OFFERS IN UP TO 39 VENUES ACROSS THE UK OFFERS & PRIORITY BOOKING FOR WEST END SHOWS 10% OFF AT SELECTED THEATRE BARS FREE TICKET EXCHANGE

JOIN NOW & START SAVING TODAY! Call 0844 871 7633 Apply online www.ambassadortickets.com/friends Visit New Wimbledon Theatre Box Office, The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG

friends offer - £5 off: matthew bourne’s Cinderella Tue 3 & Wed 4 May 7.30pm monty python’s Spamalot Wed 1 June 7.30pm

The Sound of Music Tue 11 & Thu 20 October 7.30pm

matthew bourne’s cinderella 3 - 7 May

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spamalot 1 - 4 June

buddy 19 - 24 September

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dick whittington 9 December - 15 January

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al murray: Barrel of fun 12 May

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ROARY THE RACING CAR 12 June

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the sound of music 11 - 22 October

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one night shows and specials

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joe longthorne 13 May

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that’ll be the day 18 June

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the jungle book 1 - 5 November

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pricing

jonathan ansell and friends sing the music of g4 22 June

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all the fun of the fair 15 - 19 November

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magic - a kind of queen 6 15 May horrible histories 24 - 28 May

spirit of the dance 23 - 25 June

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glyndebourne 29 November - 3 December

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joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat 19 - 23 April


BEST NEW DANCE PRODUCTION Olivier Award Nominee 2011

‘A valentine to the power of love’ LA TIMES

★★★★

‘A perfect treat’ daily telegraph

★★★★

‘A gripping theatrical spectacle’ The guardian

★★★★

‘A sweeping wartime romance’ The times

★★★★

‘romance, fantasy and fun’ Time out

A New Adventures Production Direct from breaking all box office records at London’s Sadler’s Wells comes New Adventures’ beautiful and unique interpretation of the best loved fairytale of all, Cinderella. Set in London during the Second World War, Matthew Bourne’s portrayal of Prokofiev’s haunting score has, at its heart, a true wartime romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. Bourne’s vivid storytelling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, creating a unique and unforgettable depiction of a familiar and beloved fable. Matthew Bourne has achieved worldwide artistic success with his imaginative new stagings of popular classics such as Swan Lake, The Car Man, Nutcracker!, Dorian Gray and Edward Scissorhands. Matthew’s other Directing and Choreography credits include the West End and Broadway hits Mary Poppins and Oliver!

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tue 3 - sat 7 may Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm Ambassador Friends £5 off A & B price bands Tue & Wed eves silver friends discount 2 for 1 on A & B price bands Wed & Fri eves

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one night shows

the Perfect Treat for all the Family

AL MURRAY barrel of fun Thu 12 May 8pm The Pub Landlord is extending time at the bar! Britain’s best-known Pub Philosopher will be serving up his own special brew of bar room banter at venues across the UK. Barrel of Fun will see the Guv going back to basics; returning to many of the intimate venues where he made his name. Recommended for ages 15+

★★★★ ‘the auditorium seems fit to combust spontaneously in an explosion of joy and excitement’

joe longthorne Fri 13 May 7.30pm

the times

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

magic a kind of queen Sun 15 May 7.30pm The first and still the best tribute to Queen, Magic perform all of Queen’s greatest hits plus some you may not have heard for a while, in their latest show. Magic recreate all the complex harmonies that are Queen’s trademark recording sound to bring you the excitement of a live Queen show.

It’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage! Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, these two astounding shows - The Awful Egyptians and The Ruthless Romans - are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips. THE AWFUL EGYPTIANS From the fascinating Pharaohs to the power of the pyramids, discover the foul facts of death and decay with the meanest mummies in Egypt. Are you ready to rumble with Ramesses the Great? Dare you enter through the Gates of the Afterlife? THE RUTHLESS ROMANS From the evil Emperors to the gruesome gladiators, find out why there’s no place like Rome! Experience the terrible tactics of the Roman army, hold on tight for a jaw-dropping journey into Roman Britain and prepare to meet sword-slaying Spartacus! See a trailer of the shows at www.birminghamstage.com

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tue 24 - sat 28 may The Awful Egyptians Tue 7pm, Wed 10.30am, Thu 1.30pm, Fri 10.30am, Sat 7pm The Ruthless Romans Wed 1.30pm, Thu 10.30am, Fri 5pm, Sat 2.30pm Ambassador Friends £5 off price bands A & B Tue 7pm & Fri 5pm family ticket - £40 2 Adults & 2 Children on price bands A & B for all perfs

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hit musical

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todd carty

‘i felt i might actually die of laughter’

Phill Jupitus

jodie pren

the independent

And now for something completely different again... As many tickets were soldalot, And many men 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.

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Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and healthlled + the Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy safety) (or possibly a brace) of beautiful show girls, witch burnings not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people. The show features the hilarious songs He Is Not Dead Yet, 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. Alongside Phill Jupitus, the longest-serving member of Never Mind the Buzzcocks, playwright, performer and actor as King Arthur are Jodie Prenger, star of Oliver! and TV’s I'd Do Anything, as the Lady of the Lake and Todd Carty aka Tucker, expert ice-skater and EastEnders stalwart as Patsy. Don’t miss your night with the Knights of the Round Table at the most infectiously funny musical of the millennium.

‘Glorious, irresistible silliness’ The Sunday Times

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‘TRULY A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER’ daily telegraph

‘laughalot’ the times

wed 1 - sat 4 june Wed - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm Ambassador Friends £5 off price bands A & B Wed eve silver friends discount 2 for 1 on price bands A & B Wed eve

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PERFORMANCe SUPPORTING LOCAL CHARITY all profits to the hospice

Race along to ‘Champion of Champions’

A brand new live stage show!

The legendary That’ll Be The Day, the nation’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show returns by popular demand with their 25th Anniversary Show. Trevor, Gary and the gang return with the show’s ‘greatest hits’ featuring the most popular feel-good comedy routines and favourite hits from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s, which have been performed in the show over the last 25 years. Prepare yourself for a ‘party’ with all the hits and much more in over two hours of non-stop nostalgia!!! We guarantee you’ll be on your feet and dancing before the night is over!!

Roary, the number 1 little race car ‘zooms’ into theatres for the very first time in a brand new live stage show!

25 years and still rocking!! Don’t miss this birthday party!!

It’s the day of the ‘Champion of Champions’ race at Silver Hatch and Roary is all set to battle it out with Maxi, Cici, and all the other cars to win the race and lift the trophy! Farmer Green has created some brand new bio fuel to make sure this race is the fastest and greenest ever... but hang on... Flash has his eyes on that fuel for his skateboard and Big Chris seems more interested in baking a pizza and eating doughnuts than on preparing the cars for the race! Luckily Marsha Marshall is on hand to make sure that everyone will be ready at the track for the big day. So who will win the race and be crowned the champion? Race down to New Wimbledon Theatre this June to find out. 10

brand new show

‘Non-Stop Nostalgia’ The Express sun 12 June 1pm family ticket - £46 2 Adults & 2 Children on price bands A & B

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‘What a great value for money show. Not to be missed’ The Daily Mail www.thatllbetheday.com

sat 18 junE 7.30pm

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CHART TOPPING G4 LEAD SINGER COMES TO WIMBLEDON FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!

The International Dance Sensation That Conquered the World Featuring G4’s Greatest Hits including:

Bohemian Rhapsody Barcelona Nessun Dorma Circle of Life Somebody to Love Danny Boy La Donna E Mobile My Way And many more...

jONATHAN ANSELL & FRIENDS

‘the world’s greatest irish dance show’ international post

PERFORM THE MUSIC OF G4 The sensational voice on over 2 million albums, former G4 front man, and international recording star, Jonathan Ansell, is coming to town in his first ever nationwide solo tour. Accompanied by three superb singers and musicians, Jonathan will be performing G4’s greatest hits, along with some of pop and opera’s most famous songs. G4’s Jonathan found fame on X Factor, and since then he has released two consecutive number one solo albums, Tenor at the Movies and Forever. Last year, Jonathan took the lead role in the national tour of Whistle Down the Wind where his performance won rave reviews. His numerous television appearances, combined with his sell out live shows, have won him legions of adoring fans both in the UK and abroad. 12

call box office to find out more about vip tickets including the opportunity to meet jonathan

wed 22 june 7.30pm

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The International smash hit Spirit of the Dance has been seen by more than 25 million people around the world. Winner of nine Global Awards, including Best Choreography and Best International Production, this explosive and powerful show combines heartpounding Irish Dance with the sensual Latino rhythms of Flamenco and Red Hot Salsa in a thrilling production of strength and passion. The skill and military precision of the world champion dancers of the Irish International Dance Company sends shivers down your spine. This award winning spectacular has brilliant lighting, dazzling costumes and breathtaking choreography. With thunderous applause, standing ovations and sold out crowds at every performance, Spirit of the Dance is one of the greatest dance shows ever.

thu 23 - sat 25 june Thu - Sat eves 7.30pm Sat mat 2.30pm Ambassador Friends £5 off price bands A & B Thu eve silver friends discount 2 for 1 on price bands A & B Thu eve

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‘failsafe family entertainment’ the daily express

‘it’s buddy brilliant’ THE SUN

‘perfect. everything a musical should be’ bbc

Oh Boy! ‘The World’s most successful Rock ‘n’ Roll musical’ is back! Come and see why this sensational show remains loved by audiences and critics alike. A phenomenally multi-talented cast come together to tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Together they present two terrific hours of his greatest hits, including the timeless classics That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, Rave On, Everyday and many more. With the Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace and Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba completing a stellar musical line up, Buddy is a not to be missed evening of family entertainment that will have music lovers from 8 to 80 toe-tapping, hand-clapping and rocking in the aisles! 14 16

mon 19 - sat 24 september Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat 2.30pm Ambassador Friends £5 off price bands A & B Tue & Fri eve silver friends discount 2 for 1 on price bands A & B Tue & Fri eve

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‘connie fisher triumphs as maria’ daily mail

Connie Fisher returns as Maria in the world’s best-loved musical, The Sound of Music, at New Wimbledon Theatre for two weeks only! This lavish and critically acclaimed production comes direct from the London Palladium and tells the uplifting true story of the von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains; working its magic once again, for young and old alike. With its unforgettable score The Sound of Music touches the hearts of all ages and brims over with some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage including My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, The Lonely Goatherd, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, and of course the glorious title song The Sound of Music. It’s the perfect family treat! Although the producers of The Sound of Music cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, Connie Fisher is expected to appear at all perfs excluding Wed 12 Oct 2.30pm, Thu 13 & 20 Oct 2.30pm & Mon 17 Oct, subject always to illness & holidays.

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Photography of various cast by Paul Coltas & Catherine Ashmore.

tue 11 - sat 22 october Tue - Sat eve 7.30pm, Mon 7pm (week 2), Wed (week 1), Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm signed performance Fri 14 Oct 7.30pm Sarah Ainsworth from Music & the Deaf Ambassador Friends £5 off A & B price bands Tue eve (week 1) & Thu eve (week 2) silver friends discount 2 for 1 on A & B price bands Fri eves (week 1 & 2)

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A wild adventure for the whole family

the west end hit show returns

‘genuinely touching. well worth a spin’ the daily telegraph

‘it’s a great night out!’ simon bates, classic fm

‘animal magic!’ featuring

Evening mail

The Birmingham Stage Company is proud to present Rudyard Kipling’s classic story about Mowgli, a young boy who is raised in the jungle by a family of wolves. When Shere Khan the tiger swears to kill the child, Baloo and Bagheera agree to take the boy to the man village for his safety. But the jungle holds dangers and surprises for them all - and Mowgli’s extraordinary adventure has just begun... If you’re looking for a magnificent experience for all the family, then don’t miss this acclaimed production of Kipling’s timeless story!

★★★★ ‘This exhilarating, rip-roaring show ticks all the boxes for a great family treat’ Time Out See a trailer of the show at www.birminghamstage.com 18

the hits of david essex tue 1 - sat 5 november Tue, Fri & Sat eves 7pm Wed, Thu & Fri 10.30am Wed & Thu 1.30pm, Sat 2.30pm Ambassador and silver Friends £5 off price bands A & B Tue & Fri eves family ticket - £40 2 Adults & 2 Children on price bands A & B for all perfs

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starring

david essex

Like Father like Son... They’ll take you for a ride! David Essex stars in the hit West End musical All the Fun of the Fair. Featuring a mix of David Essex hits alongside brand new songs. With crafty cons and candy floss - dodgems and death-defying feats - fairground horses and fights - romance and rock ‘n’ roll - you’re sure to go on a rollercoaster of a ride. Inspired by David’s best selling album, All the Fun of the Fair features a helter skelter of hits such as Winter’s Tale, Hold Me Close, Gonna Make You A Star, Me and My Girl – Nightclubbing, Silver Dream Machine and Rock On.

‘BEST NEW WEST END MUSICAL 2010’ What’s On Stage Nomination

tue 15 - sat 19 november Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm Ambassador Friends £5 off price bands A & B Tue & Thu eves silver friends 2 for 1 on price bands A & B Tue & Thu eves

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‘an early Christmas present... the perfect introduction to opera’ Financial Times

One week of passionate performance from some of the opera world’s brightest rising stars, wrapped in Glyndebourne’s trademark quality. Puccini’s La boheme David McVicar’s much-loved take on this opera great gives us lovers for today and adds a worldly realism to Puccini’s heartbreaking score. New for Tour 2011 Donizetti’s Don Pasquale A double first: a new production and a new opera for the Tour. Internationally acclaimed director Mariame Clément tackles Donizetti’s witty domestic comedy. 20

All productions are sung in Italian with English supertitles. Photography: La bohème © Mike Hoban

tue 29 november sat 3 december La Bohème Tue & Fri eves 7.15pm Don Pasquale Wed & Sat eves 7.15pm Ambassador and silver Friends £5 off price bands A & B Tue & Wed eves

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don’t miss the biggest pantomime of them all this christmas! star casting to be announced!

THE HOME OF LONDON PANTOMIME December 2011 Fri 9 7.00 ● ▲ Sat 10 2.00 ● 7.00 Sun 11 1.30 ■ 5.30 ■ Mon 12 No Performances Tue 13 1.30 ■ ▲ S K 7.00 ▲ S K Wed 14 1.30 ■ ▲ S K 7.00 ▲ S K Thu 15 1.30 ■ ▲ S K 7.00 ▲ S K Fri 16 1.30 S K 7.00● ▲ K Sat 17 2.00 ▲ 7.00 Sun 18 1.30 ■ 5.30 ■ Mon 19 No Performances Tue 20 2.00 ▲ 7.00 Wed 21 2.00 ▲ 7.00 Thu 22 2.00 7.00 Fri 23 2.00 7.00 Sat 24 1.30 5.30 Sun 25 No Performances Mon 26 1.30 5.30 Tue 27 2.00 7.00 Wed 28 2.00 7.00 Thu 29 2.00 7.00 Fri 30 2.00 ■ ● ▲ 7.00 ■ ● ▲ Sat 31 1.30 5.30

January 2012 Sun 1 No Performances Mon 2 No Performances Tue 3 2.00 ● ▲ 7.00 ● ▲ Wed 4 1.30 ● ▲ 7.00 ● ▲ Thu 5 1.30 ● ▲ K 7.00 ● ▲ K Fri 6 1.30 ● ▲ K 7.00 ● ▲ Sat 7 2.00 7.00 Sun 8 1.30 ■ 5.30 ■ Mon 9 1.30 ● ▲ S 7.00 ● ▲ S Tue 10 1.30 ● ▲ S K 7.00 ● ▲ S K Wed 11 No Performances Thu 12 1.30 ● ▲ S K 7.00 ● ▲ S K Fri 13 1.30 ● ▲ S 7.00 ● ▲ Sat 14 2.00 7.00

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kids go half price (K)

FAMILY ticket £70 (■)

GROUPS OF 10+ (▲) SCHOOL GROUPS OF 10+ (S)

Available 13 - 16 Dec, 5 Jan, 6 Jan 1.30pm, 10 - 12 Jan.

For a family of two Adults & two Children.

Contact Groups Hotline on 0844 871 7696 for details.

CONCESSIONS (●) £2 off per ticket (children/senior citizens/students). £5 off per ticket for disabled patrons.

Make sure you join Dick Whittington and his trusted feline companion on their fun-filled quest for fame and fortune. Will they find the streets paved with gold? Will Dick win the hand of the lovely Alice? Will he defeat the boo-able King Rat? You will have to get down to New Wimbledon Theatre to find out! Featuring all the traditional pantomime ingredients; sensational songs, a live band, dazzling dance routines, slapstick comedy and bags of audience participation - Dick Whittington is a classic tale of rags to riches, and is guaranteed to be full of wonder to delight audiences of all ages.

Sun 15 1.30 ■ 5.30 ■

AMBASSADOR FRIENDS £5 off price bands A & B* silver friends 2 for 1 on price bands A & B* *Fri 9 Dec 7pm, Fri 16 & Sat 17 Dec 7pm, Fri 6 Jan 1.30pm & 7pm, Tue 10 Jan 7pm, Thu 12 Jan 1.30pm & 7pm, Fri 13 Jan 7pm

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one night shows and specials

london studio centre presents

dance overture 2011 Showcasing the talents of 1st & 2nd Year students at one of Britain’s foremost colleges for the performing arts, London Studio Centre’s Dance Overture makes a welcome return, overflowing with energy in an exuberant display of jazz, ballet, contemporary dance and musical theatre.

‘One of the ‘must-see’ shows. some of the West End’s future stars are probably lurking within’

the drifters in concert As one of the biggest selling groups of all time, The Drifters has featured over 60 different vocalists in almost six decades. The current recording line up perform new material alongside the group’s greatest hits including Under The Boardwalk, Save The Last Dance, Up On The Roof and many more. The evening will pay homage to some of the most prestigious former recording artists of this group and highlighting the numerous musical reincarnations of the group - from Doo Wop to Rock’n’Roll and from Pop and Disco through to present day. www.theofficialdrifters.com

Sally Morgan - Psychic Sally: On the Road Fresh from her TV Series - ‘Psychic Sally: On the Road’, Britain’s best loved celebrity psychic, Sally Morgan returns by overwhelming public demand. Sally has used her gift over the years to help many people, most notably the late Princess Diana. Sally now brings her amazing abilities and her tremendous personality to the stage with a unique theatrical experience, which is hugely entertaining and enlightening.

reginald d hunter In just over a decade since he began performing, Reginald D Hunter has become one of the UK comedy industry’s best-known and most distinctive performers. His work is often brutally honest, frequently controversial but always meticulously measured and thought out. He is one of the few performers to have been nominated for the highly coveted main Perrier Award in three consecutive years and has become a well-known face on prime time television shows such as Live At The Apollo and QI and is a frequent guest on Have I Got News For You.

Dance Expression

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sun 18 september 7.30pm Ambassador and silver Friends £5 off price bands A & B

sun 25 september 7.30pm

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LET’S BECOME BETTER FRIENDS

Fresh Ideas A Season of new work showcasing the best new productions, writers, directors and theatre companies

the deptford mice Wed 13 - Sat 16 April 7.45pm Tickets £10/£7.50 conc A dark fantasy adventure following the good mice as they battle the rats of Deptford to overcome an ancient evil. With animation, puppetry and mind boggling physicality, it is a family show filled with danger.

dry ice by Sabrina Mahfouz Wed 20 - Sat 23 April 7.45pm Tickets £10/£7.50 conc Follow the adventures of Nina, a stripper on the edge. Telling surreal, deliciously dark stories of mermaids and serial killers keeps her sane as she plays her part in a game she’s not quite sure about... by the end, are we?

the time is now a new play by Ben Clare Wed 27 - Sat 30 April 7.45pm Tickets £10/£7.50 conc Friendships are tested to the limit as a rollercoaster ride through the noughties comes hurtling up to the present day. A darkly comic new play by Royal Court Writers Programme graduate Ben Clare.

Becoming a Friend of New Wimbledon Theatre offers you the perfect theatre experience, including priority booking, savings at the bar and great ticket discounts. Not only that but with all the fabulous new shows coming up, you will make your membership back in no time - the more you book, the more you save! Platinum Friends Single £125 Double £150 Silver Friends Single £35 Double £50 Ambassador Friends £30 all our Friends will benefit from

the perfect party Wed 4 - Sat 7 May 7.45pm Tickets £10/£7.50 conc In this fast-paced, colourful adult comedy, Philip and Philippa are attempting to host the perfect children’s party for their son. The houmous dip and carrot sticks are ready, the entertainers are booked and the jelly is setting. But, will they succeed?

Coming soon to New Wimbledon Studio: patrick monahan, Carlton Dramatic Society: Who Dunit?, twinkle little star, eric’s tales of the sea & Avalon Edinburgh Comedy Previews. see website for details.

• Discounted tickets across London & the UK* • No online fees for most productions • Priority booking at your home venue • 10% off drinks in all ATG venues* • Free ticket exchange*

• Silver & Platinum Friends receive additional ticket discounts and benefits publicised through Friends marketing material FRIENDS SPECIAL SPRING OFFER ON SEAT DEDICATIONS! Seat dedications are the perfect gift for theatre lovers and are an enduring way to show your support. An elegant plaque engraved with your name & dedication of choice will become part of New Wimbledon Theatre and the money raised will help to continue the life of this grand old theatre. Friends can request a seat dedication for half the normal cost* until the end of May! Contact: rebeccawhite@theambassadors.com for more information. *Seat dedications normally £250, so Friends pay £125 until the end of May.

*Conditions apply.

GROUP hospitality packages Bringing a large group of friends to the theatre? Our Front of House team at New Wimbledon Theatre can offer a great range of hospitality packages to suit groups of 18 - 35 people. We have warm and inviting hospitality spaces, a wide selection of drinks (including mini bottles of Prosecco!) as well as friendly and attentive staff. Simply let us know the details and we will do the rest to make it a truly memorable night. Contact our Theatre Manager, Holly Burford for more information: hollyburford@theambassadors.com or call stage door 020 8545 7900 and ask for the Front of House team. 27


creative learning

Just Dance 10

Just Dance 10

choreography of this innovative practitioner. £250 for full day. (Excluding vat and travel costs.) Workshops can be arranged on any day. Contact Christina for further details. SPECIAL OFFER £30 discount on workshop costs for schools who book to see the Richard Alston Dance Company.

SCHOOLS WORKSHOPS Horrible Histories Ruthless Romans (RR) and Awful Egyptians (AE) Wed 25 May 1.30pm (RR) Fri 27 May 10.30am (AE) Jungle Book Fri 4 November 10.30am Meet the Cast: Post show Performers answer your questions in these special events. Free and open to all. Richard Alston Dance Company In school workshop Suitable for KS 4 + 5 (GCSE and A Level) An intensive session covering the style, repertoire and 28

Special Pre Show event Fri 1 April A pre performance talk with Richard Alston. Limited spaces available so do book quickly to avoid disappointment! Free event, but places must be booked in advance via box office. Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella Wed 4 & Fri 6 May In school workshop Led by members of the company for up to 25 students. This 2-3 hour session is an amazing opportunity for students to learn some of the show’s repertoire, try out the techniques used to create the characters and talk to the performers about the show and working in the industry. £300 (excluding travel costs.)

Summer School 10

COMPETITION Book for your school to see Cinderella before Fri 8 April and quote ‘re-bourne’. One randomly selected school will receive this workshop for free. Due to cast rehearsal commitments, this competition is only open to schools within 40 minutes travelling time of the theatre.

pre show events Hairspray Dance Workshop Sat 19 March 11am - 12pm Ages 10 – 16 £5 per person. Take part in this fun session, lead by a member of the company and learn a routine from the show! Contact Box Office to book! Dick Whittington Workshop Thu 15 December (Schools) Thu 29 December (Families) 11am – 12pm Held before a matinee perf. A chance to find out more about panto and to play your favourite characters. Free. but ticketed, call Box Office to book.

Youth Theatre

POST SHOW EVENTS Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella Tue 3 May 7.30pm Members of the above cast and crew answer your questions about the show in this special session held straight after the performance. 20mins. Open to all. Free.

DANCE WORKSHOP Just Dance Mon 1 – Fri 5 August 10am – 4pm Ages 12 - 16 Our phenomenally successful dance workshop is back! Open to dancers of all abilities our experienced leaders will teach you new choreography and develop your skills. £110 per person. Call Box Office to book.

SUMMER SCHOOL West End Summer School Mon 8 – Fri 12 August 10am – 4pm

Ages 8 - 12 Learn a variety of theatre skills, from song and dance to mask making, take part in a backstage tour and perform on stage! £120 per person. Call Box office to book.

Schools Showcase

those with disabilities or at an economic disadvantage. Support their ongoing work by donating today at wctt.org.uk/ youhelp. For more information, please email wctttrust@ googlemail.com. Registered charity number 1011660.

YOUTH THEATRE Debut - Ages 11 - 14 Encore - Ages 15 - 18 Members meet every week to work on performance projects, explore all aspects of drama and production, develop their skills – and have fun! Debut – to join our waiting list contact youth theatre administrator Encore – Entry is by audition – next auditions will be late April or early May. Contact Youth theatre administrator to take part. The WCTT supports Creative Learning at New Wimbledon Theatre. It is an independant charity bringing exciting theatre education projects to the local community with a focus on

BOOKING CONTACTS Box Office 0870 060 6646 Creative Learning Enquiries: Christina Lydon Creative Learning Manager christinalydon@ theambassadors.com Youth Theatre Enquiries: Natalie Scott Youth Theatre Administrator, assist_newwimbledon@ yahoo.co.uk Groups & Schools Bookings – 0870 060 2516 29


booking information New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, Wimbledon London SW19 1QG Box Office 0844 871 7646 Groups & Schools 0844 871 7696 Access hotline 0844 871 7677 For our deaf and hard of hearing patrons please use Type Talk, which is a free service provided by the RNID and B.T. (You only pay for the call to the venue). 18001 0871297 5477 (textphone user) 18002 0871297 5477 (hearing person). International 020 8544 7424 www.ambassadortickets.com/ wimbledon (Online booking with bkg fee) Booking opens Friends & Corporate Members Tue 22 March 2011 General booking Fri 25 March 2011 Telephone sales Mon - Sat 9am - 10pm and Sun 10am 8pm. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express. Reservations are possible with payment within 3 working days. Prices are subject to a £2.50 per ticket fee online and a £1.50 per ticket fee by phone (excluding Friends and Groups 10+). For productions marked ** a £2.85 per ticket fee will apply to all online and telephone sales - a £2.85 transaction fee will also apply to online and telephone sales (excluding Friends and Groups 10+). New Wimbledon Theatre Box Office To book in person the Box Office is open Mon - Sat 10am - 8pm. (6pm on non-performance days). Please note that the Box Office is unable to take bookings in person for future shows 1 hour prior to a performance. We accept Visa, Mastercard and Maestro. Please note: For productions marked *, payments made by credit/debit card will be charged £1.50 per ticket.

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Booking by post Cheques are payable to New Wimbledon Theatre Ltd. Post with SAE to: Box Office, New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1QG.

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£1 goes to your theatre’s restoration fund (£1.25 for Dick Whittington)

Conditions of Sale Tickets are non refundable. Discounts are subject to availability and o ffered on a limited basis only 1 discount is available

per booking. Children under 5 will not be admitted to New Wimbledon Theatre, except for children and family shows, where children over the age of 18 months must have their own seat. Limited ability to store buggies. Price band structure reflects the level of comfort offered by seats and clarity of view. We regret that we cannot guarantee unrestricted view at all times due to the varying nature of productions involved.

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Group discounts

For certain performances, groups of 10+ are entitled to ticket discounts. Contact our groups department for more details.

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Education

For certain performances, school groups of 10+ are entitled to £10 tickets plus 1 teacher free (exclusions apply). Contact our groups department for more details. All tickets subject to availability and restrictions apply. concessions & discounts Tickets at discounted rates are subject to availability and at the absolute discretion of the New Wimbledon Theatre. Valid for certain performances (exclusions apply). Under 16s, full time students, Senior Citizens: £2 off each seat at certain performances. 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. family tickets 2 adults, 2 children (excludes Fri & Sat eves). Subject to availability - see individual show page for more details. There are no concessions on Superior seats. equal access for all Main House Stalls only: Street level access is available via Russell Road. Wheelchair accessible lift to stalls. Wheelchair spaces with seat for companion - stalls. Wheelchair adapted toilet, bar facilities & stalls.

Studio Wheelchair adapted toilet facility, InfraRed system and lift access from The Broadway. AUDIO DESCRIBED AND SIGNED PERFORMANCES Please state your access requirements at the time of booking. For our signed performances, please e-mail Box Office to ensure that your seats offer a good view of the signer - wimbledonboxoffice @theambassadors.com or alternatively phone our access line on 0844 871 7677. For audio described perfs, contact Box Office to reserve your headset. Limited availability. We also offer Touch Tours (subject to availability) to be booked in person at the Box Office or via email to the address above.

PRICE BAND

HOW TO FIND US Public Transport 5 min walk from Wimbledon Rail, Tube (District Line & Tramlink station). Turn left onto The Broadway. South Wimbledon Tube station (Northern line) 10 min walk. Buses 57, 93, 131, 163, 164, 200, 219 & 493 By Car New Wimbledon Theatre is 9 miles from Heathrow and 16 miles from Gatwick; the A3 gives access to the South Circular and M25. PARKING There are various places to park in Wimbledon - please refer to our website for more details. Filming and Theatre Hire The theatre is available for filming and has appeared in Little Britain, The Bill, Extras, Poirot and De-Lovely to name but a few. You can also hire the theatre and its function rooms for conferences, meetings, photography, rehearsals, private parties and events. Enquiries: sambain@theambassadors.com

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PRICE BAND

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£21

£21

£21

£21

£21

£21

£36

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Bourne’s

Hunter* All the Fun

Tue - Thu eves

£33

£30

£27

£23

£18

£36

of the Fair

Thu mat

£28

£28

£22

£18

£16

£31

Tue - Thu eves

Fri & Sat eve

£35

£32

£28

£24

£19

£38

& Sat mat

£31

£28

£26

£23

£20

Sat mat

£33

£30

£27

£23

£18

£36

Thu mat

£27

£24

£22

£20

£17

£32

Fri & Sat eve

£33

£30

£28

£24

£21

£38

Al Murray: Barrel of Fun*

£26.50

£26.50

£26.50

£26.50

£26.50

£26.50

Glyndebourne

Joe Longthorne

£22.50

£22.50

£19.50

£19.50

£19.50

£22.50

Dick Whittington

£18.50

£18.50

£17

£17

£17

£18.50

£70

£70

£60

£50

£35

£85

£27.25

£25.25

£22.25

£17.25

£15.25

£32.25

Magic - A Kind of Queen Horrible Histories £15

£15

£15

£15

£15

£15

£11.50

£11.50

£11.50

£11.50

£11.50

£11.50

& Sat mat

£36

£33

£29

£25

£21

£39

Thu mat

£30

£27

£24

£21

£17

£35

Fri & Sat eve

£38

£35

£31

£27

£23

£41

Adults

£15

£15

£15

£15

£15

£15

Children

£12

£12

£12

£12

£12

£12

£25

£25

£25

£20

£20

£25

£29.50

£29.50

£26.50

£23.50

£23.50

£29.50

Children Spamalot Wed - Thu eve

Roary the Racing Car

Seating Plan 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.

That’ll Be The Day Jonathan Ansell and Friends Spirit of the Dance Thu eve & Sat mat

£23.50

£21.50

£19.50

£17.50

£15.50

£26.50

Fri & Sat eve

£25.50

£23.50

£21.50

£19.50

£17.50

£28.50

£12

£12

£12

£12

£12

£12

Dance Overture Fri eve & Sat mat Sat eve & Sun mat

£18

£15

£13

£12

£12

£18

The Drifters

£25

£25

£25

£25

£25

£25

£18.50

£18.50

£18.50

£18.50

£18.50

£18.50

Buddy Mon eve & Thu mat Tue - Thu eve & Sat mat

£24.50

£21.50

£19.50

£16.50

£13.50

£27.50

Fri & Sat eve

£26.50

£23.50

£20.50

£17.50

£17.50

£29.50

£24

£24

£24

£24

£24

£24

£36.50

£32.50

£28.50

£24

£17.50

£39.50

Sally Morgan Psychic Sally on the Road*

Induction loop available at the Box Office.

The Sound of

Guide dogs are welcome but please advise at time of booking if bringing one to the Main House and Studio.

Tue - Thu eves

The information in this brochure was correct at the time of going to press. New Wimbledon Theatre reserves the right to alter the advertised programme or facilities if necessary, we also reserve the right to limit or vary all advertised discounts. Data protection The New Wimbledon Theatre is managed by the New Wimbledon Theatre Ltd, part of 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 too for you from other organisations. You will also be asked whether you want to receive any of this information the next time you book. If you do not want to receive information from ourselves and / or third parties or have any queries, contact the Marketing Department at New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG.

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Cinderella

Adults

This brochure and access details are available in Large Print or on audio cd. Call 020 8545 7900 to request a copy.

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Matthew

Music Mon eve & Thu mat

£33.50

£30.50

£26

£21

£16

£36.50

All Fri & Sat

£38.50

£34.50

£30.50

£26

£19

£41.50

Adults

£16

£16

£14

£14

£12

£16

Children

£13

£13

£11

£11

£9

£13

The Jungle Book

Ambassador theatre group New Wimbledon Theatre 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 Aylesbury Waterside Theatre; New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham; 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; The Ambassadors Woking encompassing the New Victoria and Rhoda McGaw Theatres and the award-winning Ambassador Cinemas; 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.


thank you to our corporate partners

Restaurant Partners

For more information on Corporate Partnerships, contact Rebecca White rebeccawhite@theambassadors.com or 020 8545 7915

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New Wimbledon Theatre Brochure Summer 2011