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AUTUMN 2018 G R E AT P E R F O R M A N C E – L I V E



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Sat 8 Sep, 8.30pm

The Haymarket


Multi-award winning soul singer Natasha Watts returns to her home town for her brand new album release concert. Natasha has been touring for the last two years off the back of her last album 2nd Time Around which went to number 1 on the UK soul chart. Natasha’s infectious personality and captivating live shows have made her one to watch. £28 including free CD and goodie bag (includes £3 booking fee)

Thu 13 Sep, 8pm

The Anvil



Global superstar Joan Collins returns to Basingstoke with her new one-woman show. Dame Joan reveals some of the exciting stories and secrets from her long career with the chance to ask questions afterwards. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend an intimate, entertaining and unforgettable evening in the company of a true Hollywood legend. £48, £45.50, £41.50 (includes £3 booking fee)

Fri 14 Sep, 8pm

The Haymarket


Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music. Absolute sell-out at Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and 2017, and Soho Theatre 2017. The accompanying book, This is Going to Hurt, is a Sunday Times Bestseller, and signed copies will be available to purchase after the performance. £20 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £18 (includes £3 booking fee)



Sat 15 Sep, 7.30pm

The Anvil


The Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Discover how four New Jersey boys from the wrong side of the tracks invented their own sound, wrote their own songs and became one of the biggest pop sensations of all time. Expect to hear hits such as Grease, December 1963 (Oh What a Night!), Bye Bye Baby, Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Big Girls Don't Cry and many more. £25 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 15 Sep, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


performed by Elio Pace and his band Featuring the massive hits Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life as well as fan favourites such as Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man, don't miss this electrifying concert performed by the dynamic singer/songwriter and piano-player, Elio Pace and his magnificent six-piece band. £27.50 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £25.50 (includes £3 booking fee)

Sun 16 Sep, 7.30pm

The Anvil


Larger than life Brian Blessed is known for his king-sized portrayals on film and television, as well as being a giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice.

 From Flash Gordon, Blackadder, I, Claudius and Z Cars to his many appearances in Shakespearean productions, Brian will also talk about being an avid climber having conquered Everest and Kilimanjaro. May not be suitable for people of a nervous disposition or those who aren’t expecting the odd expletive! £28 (includes £3 booking fee)


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Sun 16 Sep, 7.45pm

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Their music has been described as Appalachian honky tonk, and being from the mountains of North Carolina, that’s maybe as close as it gets. But The Honeycutters have a richer depth of character than that suggests. The five-piece boasts a powerful lead vocalist in Amanda Anne Platt, who has been rightly compared to some of the great female performers of the post-war years. “Unquestionably one of the finest Americana bands” Folk Radio UK

£15 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £13 (includes £2 booking fee)

Wed 19 Sep, 7.45pm

The Anvil


starring Ben Portsmouth He's thrilled audience members with his uncanny performances, won the title of Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist, and now Ben Portsmouth is back! Ben will be bringing his style and charisma to this performance and will make you believe that you're watching the King himself. One thing is for certain, he'll definitely leave you All Shook Up. £31 (includes £3 booking fee)

Wed 19 Sep, 8pm

The Haymarket



Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it. Adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly. £18 (includes £3 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 14 and over



Thu 20 Sep, 7.30pm

The Anvil


Queen Victoria – Daughter, Wife, Mother and Widow

Queen Victoria: a little old lady, spherical in shape, dressed in black, perpetually grumpy. Right? Historian Lucy Worsley wants to make you think again. Meet a complex, contradictory woman, who had a traumatic childhood, loved dancing, and suffered calamity and bereavement, before coming out the other side as an eccentric, powerful and really rather magnificent old lady. Lucy's illustrated talk takes you into the life, the palaces, and the rich colourful age of this woman who ruled a quarter of the globe. £21 (includes £3 booking fee)

Thu 20 Sep, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


Love, Life, Laughter Tour

Following his captivating appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, Britain’s best-loved and most entertaining medium takes to the stage with his all new Love, Life, Laughter tour. Experience just what makes Derek one of the foremost names in the world of psychic phenomena. £22.50 (includes £3 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 16 and over *Evenings of mediumship are not scientifically proven and are presented for educational and entertainment purposes only.

Fri 21 Sep, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


The Bootleg Shadows bring their outstanding tribute back for a night of foot-tapping hits, celebrating the music of The Shadows and Cliff Richard. Relive such fantastic hits as Apache, FBI, Kon-Tiki, Bachelor Boy, Move It, plus many more. £22 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £20.50 (includes £3 booking fee)


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Fri 21 Sep, 7.45pm

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After its sell-out performance in 2017, the award-winning Carpenters Story is back to celebrate the music of one of the most successful pop duos in music history, Richard and Karen Carpenter. This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences with its spectacular re-creation of The Carpenters songbook, including (They Long To Be) Close To You, Yesterday Once More, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, A Song For You, and many more! £27.50 (includes £3 booking fee)

Fri 21 Sep, 8pm

The Forge


Two of Europe’s leading acoustic players take you on a musical journey following the development of the guitar. Giorgio Serci has recorded and shared stages with Jools Holland, Shirley Bassey and the BBC Concert Orchestra. Joining him is Jonny Phillips, best known for leading the Latin American-influenced band Oriole. Together they play jazz standards as well as original compositions with Spanish, Brazilian and Sardinian influences. £15.50 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £13.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 22 Sep, 7.30pm

The Anvil


Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain

BBC Big Band (dir. Barry Forgie) Annie Gill vocalist Kevin Whately (Inspector Morse) presenter Our Finest Hour looks back in words and music at the momentous turning point of World War II. Hear the songs that won the war, We’ll Meet Again, The White Cliffs of Dover and A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square performed by the BBC Big Band and stars of the West End. £32.50, £30 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £2 off (includes £3 booking fee)

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26 – 29 Sep, 7.30pm Thu & Sat 2pm

The Haymarket Tabs Productions and The Theatre Royal, Nottingham present

a sparkling new adaptation by Louise Summer adapted from the Baroness Orczy novel by Louise Page They seek him here They seek him there Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven? Is he in hell? That damned elusive Pimpernel. Against the background of the French Revolution and Madame la Guillotine, the 'cleverest woman in Europe' Marguerite St. Just is torn between three men, her husband, her brother and the power-hungry, aristocrat-hating Chauvelin. As the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel swashbuckles his way through Paris, will he be in time to save the life of yet another innocent victim? Or will Marguerite's past come back to haunt her and snatch her from her new life as the wife of the foppish Sir Percy Blakeney – to the guillotine? Wed – Thu £23, Fri – Sat £25, 2pm £20 Over 65s £2 off, under 16s and f/t students £14 (includes £3 booking fee)

Sat 29 Sep, 2pm




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Sat 22 Sep, 7pm

The Haymarket Breaking Tradition presents

QUEST featuring The Demon Barbers Breaking Tradition, the UK’s leading folk and hip hop dance company, comes together with awardwinning folk powerhouse The Demon Barbers to invite 7-12 year olds and their families on an unforgettable adventure. When Kai’s sister disappears it’s down to him to find her, but should he be looking in the real world? Or somewhere else? QUEST ventures inside an extraordinary computer game world fusing Morris, clog and sword dance with popping, locking, breaking and martial arts to the beat of new songs and traditional melodies with an electronic edge to create a rousing family show. £15 Under 16s £9 (includes £2 booking fee)





26 – 28 Sep, 8pm

The Anvil


Control Enthusiast

These performances have sold out. To join the waiting list please call the box office on 01256 844244. £29.50 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 16 and over

Sat 29 Sep, 7.45pm

The Anvil


Killer Queen have been performing their tribute to Queen’s concerts since 1993. Their expert musicianship, extraordinary energy and accurate portrayal of the world’s greatest live band have rightfully earned them the title of Queen tribute royalty. Thrilling sell-out audiences across the globe, Killer Queen recreates the high energy, powerful phenomenon that was Queen live. £25 (includes £3 booking fee)



Sat 29 Sep, 7pm

The Forge


Exit 6 Film Festival will take place at multiple venues around the town celebrating exciting and original films from around the world. The top six short films will be screened in The Forge, where awards, including Best Film, will be presented. £14 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sun 30 Sep, 7pm

Tue 2 Oct, 7.45pm

The Anvil

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Voices Together

Tchaikovsky Suite: Swan Lake Prokofiev Violin Concerto no. 1 Rachmaninov Symphony no. 2


Enthusiastic local singers will be joining forces to present an evening to suit all musical tastes and ages. Accompanied by the Heritage Light Orchestra and joined by special guests Vocal Point and St Mary's CE Junior School Choir, the programme will include the music of Carl Orff, Karl Jenkins, Gilbert and Sullivan, Verdi and more, all guaranteed to lift the spirits. £16 Under 16s £8 (includes £2 booking fee)


Chloë Hanslip violin Vasily Petrenko “One of the most talented and intelligent young musicians around… an artist of exceptional musicianship” Classical Source on Chloë Hanslip

Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular ballet suite contains some of his most memorable music. Prokofiev’s wonderful violin concerto, written at the same time as the Classical Symphony, contains some of the most gorgeous and rhapsodic music he ever composed. Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony is a richly scored, full-blooded masterpiece. The four movements move from darkness to a joyous outburst of celebration in the finale. £41, £37, £30, £23, £15 Under 25s and f/t students £11 (includes £3 booking fee) Over 65s and Platinum Friends standby tickets available on the day

T 6.30pm, The Forge

with Jonathan James


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Tue 2 Oct, 8pm

The Haymarket


Devil May Care

with support from Rob Rouse Star of Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week and QI, the master of satirical comedy Marcus Brigstocke is bringing his new tour to Basingstoke. Snowflake, Nazi, Remoaner, Trot, Libtard, Brextremist, Feminazi, Piers Morgan... As we divide each other up into more and more unpleasant categories of evil, it is time to establish, once and for all, what is good and what is bad. Who better to arbitrate in these challenging divisive times than Lucifer himself? £19 (includes £3 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 14 and over

Wed 3 Oct, 7.30pm

The Anvil


Simon Reeve’s first ever tour will feature the world-famous journalist recount tales from over 15 years of travelling to the most remote and extreme corners of the planet from being chased by pirates and hounded by the Mafia to being bombed by Columbian drug barons. An Audience with Simon Reeve is not only a fascinating and educational show, but at times shocking, inspirational and hilarious including exclusive multi-media footage and a question and answer session. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to see Simon for the first time live and uncut! £27 Over 65s £22, under 16s £19.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Wed 3 Oct, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


Talented Canadian actor Charles Ross single-handedly recreates season one of the Netflix sensation; all the characters, dialogue, special effects, music and Eggos in one superb, upside-down show. £24 (includes £3 booking fee)



Wed 3 Oct, 7.45pm

The Forge

JOSIENNE CLARKE & BEN WALKER Double BBC Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker infuse ageless stories of love and loss with their exquisite command of many instruments. Whether interpreting words centuries old or singing her own lyrics, Josienne’s jewel-like voice finds the nuance in the simplest phrase and sends it, effortlessly, straight to your heart. Ben’s musical tact and flair for arrangement provide the perfect setting, putting the song centre-stage. £16.50 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £14.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Thu 4 Oct, 8pm

The Anvil


El Hablador

Who is El Hablador*? It is Ross Noble. No, but who is the one they call El Hablador? I just said, it’s Ross Noble. You know? Long hair, does stand up where he dances about the stage, spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a show. It is clearly Ross coming up with a name for his show, so he can make out like he is some sort of mysterious shadowy figure. OK I get it. *Ross is the only one that calls himself El Hablador. £28 (includes £3 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 15 and over

Fri 5 Oct, 8pm

The Anvil


A Genesis Extravaganza of Favourites and Rarities 1970 – 1979

The internationally acclaimed French-Canadian band The Musical Box, famed for their historically faithful re-enactments of Genesis, returns with a brand new show. As the only band ever licensed and supported by Genesis and Peter Gabriel, The Musical Box’s latest show features tracks from the albums Trespass, Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Selling England by the Pound, Wind and Wuthering plus a few surprises. £51 Platinum ticket, £39 Gold ticket (includes £3 booking fee)


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5 - 6 Oct, 7.30pm Sat 2pm

The Haymarket Apollo Theatre Company in association with Spike Milligan Productions Ltd presents

THE GOON SHOW by Spike Milligan From the producers of the critically acclaimed 50th Anniversary Tour of Round the Horne comes another radio comedy favourite live on stage. In 1951 the landscape of British comedy changed dramatically when The Goon Show burst onto the airwaves of the BBC Home Service. Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe brought a brand of chaotic humour unlike anything that had been heard before and revolutionised radio comedy. Celebrate Spike’s centenary year in the first major theatrical production of the show in its illustrious history.

“A superb evening’s entertainment and I left the theatre wanting more!”

£20 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £18 (includes £3 booking fee)

British Theatre Guide

Fri 5 Oct, 8.15pm

The Forge


A fascinating, intimate and spontaneous evening of stories and songs with singer/songwriter Kimmie Rhodes in conversation with BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Bob Harris OBE. They reflect on her rich musical history, the sounds of Austin and the legacy of Texan song writing, in celebration of the release of Radio Dreams, her memoir and the companion audio CD (produced by Bob Harris). “Kimmie Rhodes: The soul of a poet and the voice of an angel” Rodney Crowell £16 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £14 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 6 Oct, 7.30pm

The Anvil


The Basingstoke Variety Show returns to rock The Anvil once again after a record breaking 2017 show! BVS 2018 showcases some of the best talent from across the borough including soloists, schools and groups. Featuring a live house band, the show will include music, dance, theatre and more - a programme that will appeal to all. With over 300 local performers in a 'one night only' show, this should not be missed! £16 Over 65s and under 16s £12 (includes £2 booking fee) Proceeds will go to the Mayor’s charity appeal



Thu 11 Oct, 7.45pm

The Anvil Music Theatre Wales and National Dance Company Wales in collaboration with London Sinfonietta and EXAUDI present

PASSION The UK premiere of a dance-opera by Pascal Dusapin. In this searingly beautiful and sensuous work for voice and body, Dusapin explores the pain and passion of two lovers who are forced apart to separate worlds. Springing from the myth of Orpheus but with an intriguing contemporary take – she is the one who wants to be followed. Mixed with the haunting sounds of harpsichord and Arabic oud, Dusapin's gleaming, shifting score conveys a timeless world within which the movement of dancers and singers can play out their story of loss and desire. £25 Under 25s £10 (includes £3 booking fee)

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11 - 14 Oct Thu 4.30pm Fri, Sat & Sun 10.30am & 1.30pm

The Haymarket Join the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the deep dark wood. She follows snowy tracks and encounters mysterious creatures – but the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he? Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the smash-hit West End show that’s toured Britain and the world! £14.50 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 3 and over

“Everything good children’s theatre should be”   The List

Time Out


The Scotsman


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Sat 13 Oct, 7.30pm

The Anvil


On The Road... Again

Superstar chef James Martin brings the experiences of his hit TV shows French Adventure, American Adventure and Saturday Morning with James Martin to this brand new live show. His famous cooking ability will be on display, dazzling with his skill, speed and dexterity, and of course his usual unabashed humour. James will be joined by special guests and promises some big surprises. He learned to play guitar for his last tour, so who knows what he will pull out of the pan this year! £40.50 (includes £3 booking fee)

Sun 14 Oct, 7.30pm

The Anvil


As the first UK female singer-songwriter to gain international success, Joan Armatrading has spent the last 45 years touring and recording. 2018 brings Joan into her 46th year in music and only the second time that she will be performing a tour completely solo. Expect your favourite hits as well as new music that Joan has written especially for the tour. £35.50 (includes £3 booking fee)

Sun 14 Oct, 7.45pm

The Forge

ON THE ROAD & IN THE ROUND – A NASHVILLE-STYLE “IN THE ROUND” CONCERT Three talented musicians join forces for a night of music, Nashville style! Lizanne Knott is a long standing member of the Philadelphia music scene. Lizanne has shared the stage with the likes of Shawn Colvin, Joan Osbourne and Josh Ritter. Jesse Terry has made it his mission to share his love of music fully and completely, without regard for shading his emotions. Michael Logan is a Grammy-nominated folk artist from Nashville. His music has been featured on TV shows such as Nashville, Suits, One Tree Hill and Parenthood. £16 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £14 (includes £2 booking fee)



Wed 17 Oct, 7.45pm

The Anvil


Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no. 2 Dvořàk Symphony no. 8 Tue 16 Oct, 8pm

The Haymarket


Making Magic

The man who made Simon Cowell say “I now actually believe in magic” is back with his brand new show. The lovable magician who headlined the West End box office smash The Illusionists will take you on a journey through the magical world in which he operates, explaining how magic works, why magic works and what it means to so many different types of people. Sit back, relax and suspend your belief in all you thought was possible. £22 Over 65s and f/t students £20.50, under 16s £20 (includes £3 booking fee)

Benjamin Grosvenor piano Alondra de la Parra “He is endowed with an exceptionally virtuosic technique, but also possesses a remarkable interpretative ability.” Le Salon Musical on Benjamin Grosvenor

Glinka’s fizzing, exuberant overture to his opera captures the essence of Pushkin’s magical poem, rooted in Russian fairy tales. Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto’s passionate and lyrical character has deservedly made it a favourite amongst his works. Dvořàk’s Eighth Symphony is full of the spirit of Czech folksong and the countryside. Its four movements build to an exuberant finale driven by whooping horn calls. £41, £37, £30, £23, £15 Under 25s and f/t students £11 (includes £3 booking fee) Over 65s and Platinum Friends standby tickets available on the day

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Wed 17 Oct, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


Discover for yourself why Wishbone Ash remain one of the most enduring and popular bands in British rock. With millions of albums sold, their twin-guitar sound inspired bands from Thin Lizzy to Iron Maiden and produced great tracks including The King Will Come, Throw Down the Sword and Blowin’ Free. Combining the old songs with the new, they’re just as fresh and in demand after an amazing one year short of 50 on the road! £23 (includes £3 booking fee)


“By far the best company to bring Russian ballet to British audiences” Stage Talk Magazine

Thu 18 Oct, 7.30pm

The Anvil The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents

A timeless ballet with exquisite dancing and live orchestra

After the sell-out performance of The Nutcracker last year, the Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for another spellbinding, lavish, full-production ballet. 135 years ago, audiences heard Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky for the very first time. From that moment on, the world of ballet would never be the same. Swan Lake is the compelling tale of a tragic romance in which Princess Odette is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. Witnessing one turn into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated. Will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under? Swan Lake captures, like no other ballet, the full range of human emotions – from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy. You’ll take away memories to cherish long after the final curtain falls. £36, £34 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £2 off (includes £3 booking fee)

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Thu 18 Oct, 8pm

The Haymarket



Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted. The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans'. £17 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £15 (includes £3 booking fee)

“Super-sharp wit” Time Out

Suitable for: ages 14 and over

Thu 18 Oct, 7.45pm

The Forge


Winners of a Danish Music Awards Folk in 2012, violin, accordion and viola playing duo Andreas Tophoj and Rune Barslund stay close to the sound of their native Danish folk tradition whilst finding new interpretations. Accordingly their repertoire is based on a compelling musical melting pot mainly featuring original compositions which highlight their high musical and technical competency. £15 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £13 (includes £2 booking fee)

Fri 19 Oct, 7.30pm

The Anvil


Life: A Game of Two Halves

It took Michael little more than ten years to get a seat in the Commons and then rise in power and esteem to a point where he was a favoured leader of his party and possible future PM. Since leaving the House over a decade ago Michael has endeared himself to many with his obvious respect for solid workmanship as found in our great Victorian railways and the daily life of ordinary hard working citizens. Now's your chance to listen to his story and then ask him questions about it. £20.50 (includes £3 booking fee)

Fri 19 Oct, 7.45pm

The Forge


Rafiki Jazz remix roots music and tell modern day stories with a glance back to the ancients. Celebrating unity in diversity with their latest release Har Dam Sahara (Riverboat Records), Rafikian music is a love letter to this intricate world in all its beauty and complexity. £15 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £13 (includes £2 booking fee)


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The Anvil


The world’s official no.1 Eagles tribute returns for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship. Featuring the very best from the Eagles’ repertoire including Hotel California, Take it to the Limit, Life in the Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado and plenty more! £27.50 (includes £3 booking fee)

Sat 20 Oct, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


Award-winning comedian, comedy writer and director Andy Hamilton is back. Andy will look back at his very extensive professional career in comedy which began in 1976 as a contributor to Radio 4’s Week Ending and has seen him pick up a raft of awards for co-writing and co-directing such household TV hits as Drop the Dead Donkey and Outnumbered. You'll get the chance to ask Andy questions during both halves of the show. Expect a funny and revealing night out with a master of comedy. £21 (includes £3 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 16 and over

Sun 21 Oct, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


The Astor Big Band and Singers A concert including a host of Glenn Miller favourites including In the Mood, American Patrol, At Last and more. Plus the Big Band standards of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald and music from such shows as West Side Story, Les Misérables and Chess – all played in the Miller easy listening style by The Astor Big Band and Singers with an added section to reflect the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I. £23 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £21 (includes £3 booking fee) All profits are donated to the Royal British Legion.


24 – 25 Oct Wed 1pm & 4pm Thu 10am & 1pm

The Anvil

Peppa Pig © Astley Baker Davies Ltd / Entertainment One UK Ltd 2003

Peppa Pig and friends are back in a brand new live show. Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music! The happy campers soon settle down to sleep and listen to the gentle pitter patter of rain. Safe and warm inside their tents the excited group can look forward to morning, when there will be lots of muddy puddles to play in! £19 Under 16s £17 (includes £2 booking fee)



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Tue 23 Oct, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


Eddi Reader was brought into the limelight with Fairground Attraction and her single Perfect and parent album First of a Million Kisses which both topped the British charts. However, it has been her subsequent solo albums which signalled her increasing ability to assimilate different musical styles and make them all very much her own. From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi Reader brings to life all forms of song and what sets her apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance. £28 (includes £3 booking fee)

Wed 24 Oct, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


The Story of The British Isles in 100 Places

Neil was born to love Great Britain. During his 20 years travelling to every corner, and whilst filming BBC2’s Coast, he’s fallen in love all over again. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years old, and counting. The tolerant, easy-going peace we enjoy has been hard won and the places Neil’s seen have given him a fresh view and understanding of British history. Hear in his amusing and entertaining way what it all means to him, and why we need to cherish and celebrate our wonderful countries. £25.50 Under 16s £18 (includes £3 booking fee)

Fri 26 Oct, 7.30pm

The Anvil


A Few of His Favourite Things

Joe Pasquale burst on to our TV screens 30 years ago on ITV’s New Faces. Fast forward to now, he’s on his 30th anniversary tour celebrating his best cak, plus some surprises on the way! Let your inner child loose and learn to laugh and play again. WARNING: This show may contain nuts, and Joe may say the word ‘fart’. £24 (includes £3 booking fee)



Fri 26 Oct, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


Le Freak are the UK's finest tribute to the music of Nile Rodgers and Chic performing all the hits from their exceptional career. The world's greatest disco band had an enviable run of worldwide hit singles such as Dance Dance Dance, Good Times, I Want your Love, Everybody Dance, My Forbidden Lover and Le Freak. The eight-piece band fronted by two fantastic female singers are guaranteed to get the party started and give you a night to remember! £24.50 (includes £3 booking fee)

Sat 27 Oct, 7.45pm

The Anvil


with The Manfreds plus very special guest Georgie Fame The Manfreds, with an all-star line-up of original members – Paul Jones, Mike D’Abo, Tom McGuinness and Mike Hugg with Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie, will be recreating many of their greatest and most successful hits – both as a band, and as individual artists. Featuring 5-4-3-2-1, Do Wah Diddy, The Mighty Quinn, Pretty Flamingo, Handbags & Gladrags, Big Time Operator and many more! £34.50, £32.50 (includes £3 booking fee)

Sat 27 Oct, 8pm

The Haymarket



Hal's literally filled our screens recently on Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You're Fired, Bake Off: Extra Slice, and Live at the Apollo. His daughters chose the title of his new stand-up show. He's now on a diet.

 Daily Record Daily Mirror  Evening Standard £21 (includes £3 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 14 and over


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10cc, one of the most influential bands in the history of popular music, return! Having sold more than 30 million albums around the world, they were one of the most popular and well known bands of the ’70s with their biggest hit I’m Not in Love reaching number one in the UK. With hits like Donna, Rubber Bullets, Dreadlock Holiday, and many more, they'll have you rockin' all night long! £38 (includes £3 booking fee)

Tue 30 Oct, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


In a brand new show, adventurer-explorer Benedict Allen tells the whole unvarnished truth of his most recent adventure to Papua New Guinea. He filmed his journey to visit a community he had befriended thirty years earlier. Benedict will recall the highs and lows of this aweinspiring trip, tell exhilarating tales from his life as an explorer and show never-before-seen material from his travels across the globe. £19 (includes £3 booking fee)

Wed 31 Oct, 7.30pm

The Anvil


100 Number One Hits The multi-award-winning British vocal group Sons of Pitches’ brand new show is packed with fast-paced medleys and mind-bending mashups as they attempt to hit their target of 100 tracks in just one evening. From Michael Jackson to The Beatles, ABBA to Eminem, the show caters to audiences of all ages and is not to be missed. ‘The Sons’ have given a cappella a kick up the backside. £28; Meet & Greet tickets £53 (includes £3 booking fee) To book meet & greet, call the box office on 01256 844244


1 – 3 Nov, 7.30pm Sat 2pm

The Haymarket “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth” Crammed full of adventure, romance, comedy and of course one or two rather brilliant deductions, The Sign of Four is Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic second Sherlock Holmes tale, a breath-taking yarn brought to life in this spectacular new stage adaptation. When Mary Morstan arrives at 221B, Baker Street to request help with the mystery of her missing father, Holmes takes the case. Together with his companion Dr Watson he enters a murky world of deception and trickery, unravelling a complex plot involving murder, corruption and stolen jewels. Don’t miss Blackeyed Theatre’s stunning world premiere complete with original live music, stylish theatricality and magical story-telling for an unforgettable theatrical experience. The game’s afoot! Thu £23, Fri-Sat £25, 2pm £20 Over 65s £2 off, under 16s and f/t students £14 (includes £3 booking fee)

T Sat 3 Nov, 2pm

Blackeyed Theatre, in association with South Hill Park presents

"One of the most innovative, audacious companies working in contemporary English theatre" The Stage



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The Anvil


Celebrating the life and music of Neil Diamond

Award-winning Fisher Stevens celebrates the life and times of Neil Diamond, one of the world’s greatest singer songwriters. Thu 1 Nov, 7.45pm

The Anvil


Bernstein Overture: On the Town Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 5 Sibelius Symphony no. 5 Angela Hewitt piano Yutaka Sado

Fisher and his sensational band take you through five decades of Diamond’s biggest hits including Love on the Rocks, Forever in Blue Jeans, He Ain’t Heavy, Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show, and of course Sweet Caroline, plus many more. With Stevens’ extraordinary vocal range, relaxed sense of humour and stage presence, live band, backing singers and high production values, this is the ultimate musical journey that all Diamond fans, old and new, have been waiting for. £31, £29 (includes £3 booking fee)

The jaunty overture to Bernstein’s hit show which follows three sailors in New York makes a rousing opening to this concert in his centenary year. Beethoven’s last piano concerto is his most brilliant and powerful. The confident outer movements are balanced by an inward-looking slow movement, which moves into the finale with a simple but magical transition. Sibelius’ fifth and most well-known symphony grows from the seed of its tiny opening figure. The final majestic brass theme was inspired by a flight of swans the awe-struck composer saw wheeling over his house in the countryside. £41, £37, £30, £23, £15 Under 25s and f/t students £11 (includes £3 booking fee) Over 65s and Platinum Friends standby tickets available on the day

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Sat 3 Nov, 8pm

The Anvil


Into the Punset

Comedy sensation and star of Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo, Stewart Francis embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour EVER! See him before he heads off... Into The Punset. £23 (includes £3 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 16 and over



Sat 3 Nov, 8.15pm

The Forge


Melrose Quartet are truly an all-round folk act, with both tight harmony and energy-packed instrumentals. They comprise leading English musicians Nancy Kerr (2015 BBC Folk Singer of the Year), James Fagan and Jess & Richard Arrowsmith with twin fiddles, guitar and bouzouki, melodeon and four strong voices. Their latest album Dominion expands and strengthens the musical presence they first asserted with Fifty Verses, their 2014 BBC Folk Award-nominated debut CD. £17.50 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £15.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sun 4 Nov, 3pm

The Anvil


Handel Bach Purcell Handel Mozart

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Air on the G String Trumpet Suite Ombra mai fu Alleluia from Exsultate jubilate

Handel Vivaldi

Water Music Suites Eternal Source of Light Divine Let the Bright Seraphim The Four Seasons

Mozart Festival Orchestra in full 18th Century costume David Juritz conductor / violin Crispian Steele Perkins trumpet Susanna Hurrell soprano The verve and virtuosity of the 18th century is brought to life in this enchanting concert staged in an elegant candle-lit style setting with an evocative programme crowned by Vivaldi’s sublime masterpiece. £35.50, £31, £28.50, £23.50 (includes £3 booking fee)

5 - 7 Nov, 7pm

The Haymarket


Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival. Join them for an exhilarating evening, featuring a series of abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools. See Shakespeare’s timeless stories brought to life like never before, and support young people from your community as they take to the stage. £10.75 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £8.75 (includes £2 booking fee)


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The Anvil


50th Anniversary Tour

The Stylistics are known for their many recognisable hits such as the Grammy-nominated You Make Me Feel Brand New plus numerous others including Let’s Put it All Together, You are Everything, Betcha by Golly Wow, Sing Baby Sing and more. The Stylistics remain the real deal, fabulously entertaining and musically breath-taking. £35.50 (includes £3 booking fee)

Wed 7 Nov, 7.45pm

The Forge


World-touring acoustic pioneer Catfish Keith has established himself as one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time. Catfish's innovative style of foot-stomping, deep delta blues and American roots music has spellbound audiences the world over. He has reinvented the guitar with great power and artistry, and brings a rare beauty and vitality to his music. £15 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £13 (includes £2 booking fee)

Thu 8 Nov, 7.45pm

The Anvil


All Night Long

Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole takes to the stage with his sensational guest dancers to wow audiences in his latest spectacular production, All Night Long. An extravagant mix of Latin fever and ballroom magic – with a few surprises in store – this is no ordinary dance show. Live music, stunning special effects and Brendan’s own dazzling choreography and charm make this an unforgettable night; join us for the party! £39 (includes £3 booking fee)


Fri 9 Nov, 7.45pm

The Anvil


Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven & Julia Fordham Orchestral Show Woman to Woman sees a collaboration between three of the UK’s most celebrated female singer-songwriters: Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham. Together they will take to the stage alongside a stunning 20-piece string orchestra. This unforgettable experience will be a chance to hear the much loved songs Stay With Me Till Dawn, Promise Me, Where Does The Time Go, Happy Ever After and many more performed like never before. £36.50, £33.50, £30.50 VIP Meet and Greet tickets £78 (includes £3 booking fee) To book VIP tickets call the box office on 01256 844244

9 – 10 Nov Fri 12.30pm & 2.30pm Sat 11am & 1.30pm

"Comes to life with a roar"

The Haymarket

The Guardian


directed and adapted by Peter Glanville, music and songs by Barb Jungr When a lion is chased out of town, a little girl, Iris, helps him to find somewhere to hide. Iris embarks on a mission to squash her new friend into a variety of sneaky tight spots, as the misinformed town folk try and track him down. Helen Stephens’ magical book comes to life with playful humour, dazzling puppets and jazz. This is not one to miss! £15.50 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 3 – 6 and their families



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Sat 10 Nov, 7.45pm

The Anvil


Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis Brahms A German Requiem Elizabeth Watts soprano James Newby baritone Choir of the Age of Enlightenment Marin Alsop Vaughan Williams’ visionary contemplation of Tallis’ hymn tune was his first success and movingly connects composers across the centuries. Brahms’ German Requiem is one of his greatest works, and its success made the 35-year-old composer’s name all over Europe. Gone are the usual terrors of Judgement Day, instead the words and music emphasise consolation and comfort for those mourning. £41, £37, £30, £23, £15 Under 25s and f/t students £11 (includes £3 booking fee) Over 65s and Platinum Friends standby tickets available on the day

Sun 11 Nov, 7.45pm

The Anvil


Butterworth Brahms Scotchmer Ravel Sibelius

A Shropshire Lad Violin Concerto The Unanswered Prayer Pavane pour une infante défunte Symphony no. 7

Sara Deborah Timossi violin Stephen Scotchmer Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra presents a programme of respectful, contemplative music for this special Remembrance Sunday. Promising English composer Butterworth was himself killed in action on the Somme in 1916. Stephen Scotchmer’s Unanswered Prayer is a particularly poignant and appropriate piece for this concert, as is Ravel's antique miniature, Pavane pour une infante défunte. The concert concludes with Sibelius' short, single-movement Seventh Symphony, his last. £25, £20, £13, Over 65s £2 off, under 16s £2, f/t students £12.50, £10, £6.50 (includes £2 booking fee) Early booking offer: £2 off if booked by 30 Sep

14 – 24 Nov, 7.30pm Sat 2.30pm

The Haymarket Basingstoke Amateur Theatrical Society presents

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Based on the smash-hit 1994 movie, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dance floor favourites including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, Hot Stuff and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of fabulous! £23.50, opening night £18.50 (no concessions) Over 65s and f/t students £21.50, under 16s £15 (includes £2 booking fee) Early bird offer: £2 off (except opening night) when booked before 22 Jul. Subject to availability Suitable for ages: 14 and over



Thu 15 Nov, 7.45pm

The Anvil Greatest Hits and More Tour 2018

THE ELO EXPERIENCE Celebrating the great music of Jeff Lynn and The Electric Light Orchestra

The ELO Experience are the world's foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra, and have been bringing their music to the live stage for over 12 years. With a sensational string section, a stunning light show and large screen projection, come and enjoy this incredible show taking you on a magical musical journey through time. £27 (includes £3 booking fee)

Fri 16 Nov, 7.30pm

The Anvil


Canzoni d'Amore

Following a series of sell-out performances in 2015-16, the UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist of all time, Russell Watson, returns with his new show Canzoni d’Amore. Russell Watson’s career to date has seen some incredible achievements, and his success has taken him around the world, with performances for Her Majesty The Queen, Barack Obama, and many more notable figures. Captivating to watch and enchanting to listen to, Russell continues to wow audiences with his entertaining live performances. £48, £43, £38 (includes £3 booking fee)

Fri 16 Nov, 7.45pm

The Forge


Amharic singer Haymanot Tesfa will sing a set of new improvisations on traditional Ethiopian songs. She is accompanied by the hypnotic sound of the six-string krar (traditional lyre) whilst performing alongside virtuoso Iranian percussionist Arian Sadr. Although Haymanot's music is inspired by deep reflection on the dramatic ancient landscapes and meditative social and religious music of her Ethiopian roots, the sound of her voice is the true song of a free spirit, fearless and intense. £15 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £13 (includes £2 booking fee)


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Sat 17 Nov, 8pm

The Anvil


The original sole men, Cornwall’s tightest band of brothers the Fisherman’s Friends will be heading back on the road alongside their best-known musical export. In a show that’s guaranteed to warm the cockles, the group’s eight good men brew up a heady mix of hearty song, salty banter and tall tales from the high seas that involves the audience at every turn. Bound by lifelong friendship and a love of Cornwall’s stirring songs of the sea, this most convivial choral collective will showcase a fresh haul of old favourites as well as new songs from their latest album Sole Mates. £28 (includes £3 booking fee)

Sun 18 Nov, 7pm

Thu 22 Nov, 8pm

The Anvil

The Anvil

Karl Jenkins The Peacemakers Palladio

Dr Cosmos


New London Sinfonia David Gibson The Peacemakers, composed in 2011, is a work extolling peace. Karl Jenkins dedicates this work to those who lost their lives during armed conflict. He takes inspiration from the utterances of world figures such as Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama and Gandhi all of whom chose to espouse peace in a violent world. In the year when we are marking the centenary of the end of The Great War it acknowledges all those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The concert will also feature Jenkins’ Palladio for string orchestra, a celebration of mathematical harmony in a baroque style.


BAFTA and Perrier Award-winning comedian Dylan Moran offers his take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache from one of the finest comedians of his generation. Moran has been called the Oscar Wilde of comedy and his famed style – deadpan, witty and crackpot lyricism – promises to be an unmissable journey through his interpretations of the world, swerving cliche to offer a cutting blow to our idiosyncrasies. £28 (includes £3 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 15 and over

£27, £21, £16, £12 Under 16s and f/t students £7 (includes £2 booking fee)

“High-octane riffs from Irish master of grumpiness… spellbinding”

★★★★ Evening Standard



Thu 22 Nov, 8.15pm

The Forge


BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated Faustus are three of the leading lights of their generation: Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Waterson: Carthy, Whapweazel) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together here in a virtuosic display of musicianship. £17.50 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £15.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Fri 23 Nov, 7.45pm

The Anvil


starring Belinda Davids A beautifully crafted homage to one of the world’s most revered singers. The two-hour production will take you on a heartfelt musical journey through Houston’s greatest hits including I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, How Will I Know and Greatest Love of All. £36.50, £34.50 (includes £3 booking fee)

Sat 24 Nov, 7.45pm

The Anvil


The British Paraorchestra and Friends

Charles Hazlewood conducts Army of Generals and The British Paraorchestra kraftwerk-re:werk is a ground breaking musical experience, taking Kraftwerk’s album Trans Europe Express as the starting point for a thrilling symphonic trip. Created by composers Charlotte Harding and Lloyd Coleman, kraftwerk re:werk is an intoxicating mix of symphonic and electronic instruments, with ear-bending sounds sitting directly next to 70s beats, and sound on-stage amplified and filtered live, turning the orchestra into a giant synthesizer. The 39-piece ensemble contains a bank of Moogs, drum machines and live percussion, assistive technology, alongside bass oboes, an electro harp and a suite of orchestral strings and brass. The evening is kicked off with some seriously wild scores from Ligeti and Messiasen, to ensure that you are fully immersed and ready to hear the new work with fresh ears. £26 Under 16s £15 (includes £3 booking fee)


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Sun 25 Nov, 7.30pm


The Anvil


Celebrating 30 Years

This performance has now sold out. To join the waiting list please call 01256 844244. £41.50, £31.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Tue 27 Nov, 7.45pm

The Anvil


The original ukulele orchestra, the group that made the uke cool, invite you to join them in a bit of festive frivolity! This is definitely not shameless seasonal cashing in, just a little midwinter mischief and the chance to play or sing a-long with the odd well-worn Christmas classic. Watch the tutorials online, learn the parts and join in live. From the North Pole to Sydney Opera House the Ukes tour planet Earth with their legendary live shows that plunder all genres of music from Wagner to Nirvana with wit and sheer plucking brilliance. “The best musical entertainment in the country... worth travelling a thousand miles to hear.” The Independent

£27 (includes £3 booking fee)

“Benson and Lane carry it all off beautifully”

★★★★ Daily Telegraph

Tue 27 Nov, 7.30pm

The Haymarket James Seabright presents

DAD’S ARMY RADIO HOUR based on the BBC sitcom by David Croft and Jimmy Perry Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series celebrating 50 years of Perry and Croft's quintessential sitcom. Double Fringe First Award-winner David Benson (Think No Evil Of Us: My Life with Kenneth Williams, Boris: World King) and Jack Lane (Wisdom of a Fool) present a selection of episodes featuring favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation! £19 (includes £3 booking fee)


28 Nov – 1 Dec, 7.30pm Thu & Sat 2pm

The Haymarket Rumpus Theatre Company presents

A dramatic, emotional new play set in the last moments of World War One

THE ELEVENTH HOUR by John Goodrum Although signed and agreed at 5am on the 11th of November 1918, the ceasefire is set at 11am to allow notice to be delivered to all fronts… and while his mother and father, wife Emmie and young son Billy are celebrating news of the end of the war back home in England, Private Harry Furber and his friend Charlie Juster are sent on one last mission into No Man's Land. From the striking reality of the trenches to the exuberant celebrations on the home front, this play marks the centenary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War One. Wed – Thu £23, Fri-Sat £25, 2pm £20 Over 65s £2 off, under 16s and f/t students £14 (includes £3 booking fee)


Sat 1 Dec, 2pm

“Gripping and compelling”

Thu 29 Nov, 7.45pm

The Anvil


Joint Venture

Following the extraordinary reaction to their haunting cathedral tour Sanctuary, Show of Hands return on a quest to reveal a fuller sound for the trio’s bold new studio album. Steve, Miranda and Phil will each play an opening set of three solo spots before being joined by Cormac Byrne, percussionist of Seth Lakeman Band fame. £28 Under 21s £15.50 (includes £3 booking fee)



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Fri 30 Nov, 7.30pm

The Anvil


plus support from Jack Lukeman This performance has sold out. To join the waiting list please call the box office on 01256 844244. £35.50 (includes £3 booking fee)

Sat 1 Dec, 7.45pm

Wed 5 Dec, 7.45pm

The Anvil

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Stravinsky Suite: Pulcinella Walton Cello Concerto Shostakovich Symphony no. 1 Johannes Moser cello Kirill Karabits Stravinsky’s ballet was written for the Ballets Russes, and its wit and grace both delighted Diaghilev and brought a new element into the composer’s music. Walton’s late Cello Concerto, which the composer regarded as the best of his concertos, is full of bewitching music. After the lyrical first movement comes a brilliant scherzo. The final movement is a set of variations which melt into a peaceful and magical conclusion. Shostakovich’s dazzling First Symphony was his graduation piece from the St. Petersburg Conservatoire. It reflects the optimism and experimentation of the early 1920s.


One of the world’s great choral ensembles, The Sixteen continues to thrill and delight audiences around the world. This special Christmas programme includes a feast of carols and seasonal choral music. Favourite traditional versions, stunningly beautiful Tudor and Renaissance works and modern settings are combined in a ravishing and satisfying evening of music. The perfect way to start your Christmas celebrations. £35, £28, £20 (includes £3 booking fee)

“A tiny soundbite of heaven” The Time

£41, £37, £30, £23, £15 Under 25s and f/t students £11 (includes £3 booking fee) Over 65s and Platinum Friends standby tickets available on the day

6.30pm, The Forge T

Tue 11 Dec, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


“I was blown away by their charm and originality” The Scotsman

Heigh Ho the Holly!

Yuletide is the time when the Holly King triumphs over the Oak King in their cyclical yearly battle - celebrate with Joglaresa. Blowing the dust off medieval song and bringing seasonal cheer to The Haymarket, Joglaresa's Christmas concerts are a romp through the carols of Christmas Past. With fidel, harp, bells, bagpipes and voices sounding together, Joglaresa ring in Christmas and New Year. £21 (includes £3 booking fee)


7 – 9 Dec Fri 1pm & 4pm Sat & Sun 11am & 1.30pm

The Haymarket


The show where every child receives a present from Santa!

Christmas is the busiest time of year at the North Pole with Father Christmas making presents to deliver across the world… But this year somebody has been up to mischief. Dotty the Elf’s decorations have gone missing, Dasher the Reindeer’s party games are broken, and what has happened to Pompom the Penguin’s Christmas music? It looks as though somebody wants to stop Santa’s Christmas Party – and that someone is Jack Frost! Help get Santa's Christmas Party back on track in this fun and interactive family show. Packed with festive songs including Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and many more.

8 Dec, 4pm £13 Relaxed performance £9 (includes £2 booking fee)

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“One of the most pyrotechnically spectacular and high energy pantos I’ve seen” 13 Dec – 6 Jan

★★★★ The Stage (on Peter Pan 2017)

The Anvil Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, it’s off to The Anvil you go for our spectacular pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Join the Wicked Queen, handsome Prince, seven mischievous dwarfs, and of course, Snow White herself, for festive fun packed full of glittering costumes, sumptuous sets, catchy songs and heaps of audience participation. Mirror mirror on the wall, this is the must-see panto of them all!

Fri 21 Dec, 6pm

Wed 2 Jan, 2pm £28, £27, £24, £19 Over 65s £2 off, under 16s and f/t students £3 off Concessions not available 22–27 Dec (except under 16s) Relaxed performance £10 (includes £2 booking fee) Sponsored by



Wed 12 Dec, 7.30pm

The Haymarket

80s MANIA Currently taking the UK by storm, it’s Europe’s official eighties reunion! Broader in its range of music than your widest shoulder pads, this show will feature the music of 25 chart-topping pop stars including Duran Duran, Wham!, Madness, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper plus many more. Expect an incredible night with more than 35 smash hits, the superb New Romantic Band and the amazing 80s Mania dancers. £27 (includes £3 booking fee)

Thu 13 Dec, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


The West End hit’s festive spectacular revives the artists who introduced rock ’n’ roll to the UK – Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. Expect incredible performances and a band tighter than a pair of your tightest drainpipe trousers. £27 (includes £3 booking fee)

Fri 14 Dec, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band

Renowned folk singer Maddy Prior joins up once again with the Carnival Band during the festive season for their celebratory show Carols & Capers. Together they mix Renaissance, modern and ethnic instruments with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour putting their inimitable stamps on a range of familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare. £25.50 (includes £3 booking fee)

Sat 15 Dec, 8pm

The Haymarket


Christmas Tour 2018

Thea Gilmore has gained global acclaim for making music not only of extraordinary beauty, but of rare honesty and insight. Her 2018 acoustic Christmas Party UK tour will feature material from Strange Communion laced liberally with the occasional diverse, highly individual versions of Christmas classics. Thea’s spine-tingling, puretoned voice guaranteed to leave you moved, exhilarated and spellbound. £20.50 (includes £3 booking fee)


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Wed 19 Dec, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


by Adam Z Robinson A trio of delightfully thrilling new ghost stories, set to the haunting sounds of the violin. The Book of Darkness and Light contains within it some of the most chilling tales ever told. Supernatural mysteries stir from its pages. You feel a prick on your neck. Your blood stills. A monstrous thing creeps in the shadows. Is it all in your mind? A trick of the light? Or something far more sinister? One thing is for certain: these stories will give you shivers. £19 (includes £3 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 14 and over

Thu 20 Dec, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


Upon a Winter's Night

The exceptional Cara Dillon and her band will be capturing the mystery of the season with a collection of songs ancient and modern providing a welcome antidote to 21st century Yuletide excess. This will undoubtedly be a magical and memorable festive experience. £23 (includes £3 booking fee)

22 - 23 Dec, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


Abba Party Night is back by popular demand for not one but two Christmas party nights! Renowned for their authentic voices, musical excellence and original costumes, this is a must see show for all you Dancing Queens. Dig out your 70s fashion, dust off your platform boots and get ready to sing and dance the night away with this fantastic show. It features all your favourite hits, such as The Winner Takes It All, Mamma Mia, Money Money Money and taking you back to the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with Waterloo. Don’t forget to Ring Ring for your tickets early! £28 (includes £3 booking fee)



GENERAL INFORMATION The Anvil and The Haymarket foyers are open one hour before all performances. Bars at both The Anvil and The Haymarket are located in the stalls and circle foyers. The bars open pre-show and during the interval, serving a selection of beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, hot beverages, confectionery and ice cream. For most performances interval drinks can be pre-ordered at the bar and may be taken into the auditorium in plastic glasses. To respect fellow audience members and performers, re-admission to the auditorium with drinks once the performance has started will not be permitted. We operate a Challenge 25 Policy in our venues.

After the auditorium doors have closed, latecomers may only be admitted at a suitable point in the performance, at the discretion of the Duty Manager. Anvil Arts reserves the right to refuse admission and request ticket holders to leave the building. Sound levels are monitored in accordance with the conditions of the licensing authority. Photography and recording of any kind, including the use of mobile phones, is strictly prohibited within the auditorium.

ACCESS FACILITIES Access List Anvil Arts operates a free Access List in order to improve our service to patrons with access needs. Registration forms are available from the box office or Wheelchair Users Both ticket sales counters have drop-down or lowered sections for wheelchair users. There are up to six wheelchair spaces available in The Anvil, and one in The Forge. The Haymarket has up to two wheelchair spaces at stalls level. We cannot sell wheelchair spaces or allow transfers out of wheelchairs into seats in the Circle at The Anvil. Emergency evacuation from Haymarket wheelchair positions is via a evacuchair. Lifts cannot be used in an emergency at any venue. Hearing Enhancement The Anvil and The Haymarket are equipped with infra-red hearing enhancement systems for use with portable headsets and personal induction neck loops. Both are available at the Stewards’ point. Assistance dogs are welcome; please discuss availability of suitable seating areas at the time of booking. Parking Blue Badge parking is available in car parks within a short distance of both The Anvil and The Haymarket. Please visit for full details. Familiarisation Visits If you would like to look at the venues in advance, please call the box office to arrange. Visual Stories for The Anvil and The Haymarket can be found at to assist your visit.

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Please note: Not all seats may be available at all performances For detailed seating plans please go to Red: Stalls rows A to T Green: Circle rows A to N

Red: Stalls rows C to M Green: Stalls rows N to S

Blue: Side Circle rows CA to CD and DA to DD

Blue: Circle rows A to D, plus CC and DD

Red: rows A to G

Orange: Choir seats rows A to E

BOOKING DETAILS 01256 844244 Churchill Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QR Box office: situated at The Anvil and The Haymarket main entrances. The Anvil box office: open Mon – Sat from 10am (excluding Bank Holidays). Open one hour before Sunday performances. The Haymarket box office: open one hour before performances.

By phone: phone lines are open until 6pm Mon – Sat, later on performance evenings. Please note the lines are very busy at 10am. A queueing system is in operation. Reserved tickets: held for three days or until an hour before the performance, whichever is sooner. After this time, unpaid reservations will be released. Sold out performances: Please contact the box office to join the waiting list.

Booking Fee All ticket prices include a booking fee. The Anvil Trust is an independent educational charity. Without the

booking fee, we would not be able to offer the current level and variety of programme at our venues or our extensive work with schools and young people.

Group Booking For information on group booking rates and availability, please email or call the Group Booking Line on 01256 366935 (answer service when not staffed). You can pay by: Cards: Mastercard and Visa and Anvil Arts Vouchers. We do not accept personal cheques. Please do not send cash through the post. Gift Vouchers. Anvil Arts gift vouchers can be used for tickets at any Anvil Arts venue, and are valid for twelve months. Available from the box office. Please note we do not accept Theatre Tokens. No refunds can be given. We offer ticket cancellation protection – please contact the box office for details, or visit

Exchange and resale of tickets Once tickets have been printed, they can be exchanged within the run of the same event for tickets of the same value at a cost of 50p per ticket. Lost tickets for reserved seats can be reprinted at a cost of 50p per ticket. We operate a re-sale facility on sold out perfomances (admin fee applies).

Paying less for your tickets Discounts are available for performances where stated. Only one discount can apply to any one ticket. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Infants in arms: children under 2 years old when accompanied by an adult ticket holder require an infant in arms ticket, price £1 (available at selected performances only). You may be asked to provide proof of eligibility. Student tickets cannot be posted out. Please show your ID on collection.


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Conditions of sale It is the nature of live performance that start and running times may vary. Anvil Arts reserves the right to introduce discounts and special offers at any time, and these cannot be applied to tickets already purchased. Security checks including searches may be in operation without notice. For full terms and conditions of sale, contact the box office, or visit Please note: details in this brochure were correct at the time of going to press, but changes may be unavoidable. Not all seats may be available at all performances or when booking opens.

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PICTURE CREDITS Alondra de la Parra | Oscar Turco Benjamin Grosvenor | Patrick Allen Catfish Keith | Kevin Barton Eddi Reader | Genevieve Stevenson The Gruffalo’s Child | All illustrations copyright © Axel Scheffler 2004, published by Macmillan Children’s Books kraftwerk | Lily Holman Kirill Karabits | Denis Manokha Marin Alsop | Adriane White Melrose Quartet | Lizzy Doe Peppa Pig’s Adventure! | © Astley Baker Davies Ltd / Entertainment One UK Ltd 2003 10cc | Terje Holm Vasily Petrenko | Mark McNulty


Tue 2, 7.45pm Wed 3, 7.30pm Wed 3, 7.45pm Thu 4, 8pm Fri 5, 8pm Fri 5, 8.15pm Sat 6, 7.30pm Thu 11, 7.45pm Sat 13, 7.30pm Sun 14, 7.30pm

Russian State Symphony Orchestra An Audience with Simon Reeve Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker Ross Noble The Musical Box Kimmie Rhodes Basingstoke Variety Show – Mayor’s Concert Music Theatre Wales: Passion James Martin Joan Armatrading T


A 9 A 10 F 11 A 11 A 11 F 12 A 12 A 13 A 14 A 14

Sat 1, 7.45pm Wed 5, 7.45pm

December Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra The Sixteen at Christmas


A 34 A 34

Sun 11, 7.45pm Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra A 28 Thu 15, 7.45pm The ELO Experience A 29 Fri 16, 7.30pm Russell Watson A 29 Fri 16, 7.45pm Haymanot Tesfa and Arian Sadr F 29 Sat 17, 8pm Fisherman’s Friends A 30 Sun 18, 7pm Basingstoke Choral Society A 30 Thu 22, 8pm Dylan Moran A 30 Thu 22, 8.15pm Faustus F 31 Fri 23, 7.45pm The Whitney Houston Show A 31 Sat 24, 7.45pm The British Paraorchestra and Friends – Kraftwerk re: werk A 31 SOLD OUT Sun 25, 7.30pm Deacon Blue A 32 Tue 27, 7.45pm Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain with Bells On A 32 Thu 29, 7.45pm Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes A 33 SOLD OUT Fri 30 Nov, 7.30pm The Proclaimers A 34 Thu 1, 7.30pm Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four H 23 Fri 2, 7.30pm Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four H 23 T Sat 3, 2pm & 7.30pm Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four H 23 Mon 5, 7pm Shakespeare Schools Festival H 25 Tue 6, 7pm Shakespeare Schools Festival H 25 Wed 7, 7pm Shakespeare Schools Festival H 25 Fri 9, 12.30pm & 2.30pm How to Hide a Lion H 27 Sat 10, 11am & 1.30pm How to Hide a Lion H 27 Wed 14, 7.30pm BATS: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert H 28 Thu 15, 7.30pm BATS: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert H 28 Fri 16, 7.30pm BATS: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert H 28 Sat 17, 2.30pm & 7.30pm BATS: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert H 28 Wed 21, 7.30pm BATS: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert H 28 Thu 22, 7.30pm BATS: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert H 28 Fri 23, 7.30pm BATS: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert H 28 Sat 24, 2.30pm & 7.30pm BATS: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert H 28 Tue 27, 7.30pm Dad’s Army Radio Hour H 32 Wed 28, 7.30pm The Eleventh Hour H 33 Thu 29, 2pm & 7.30pm The Eleventh Hour H 33 Fri 30, 7.30pm The Eleventh Hour H 33


November (continued)

Thu 13, 8pm Joan Collins Sat 15, 7.30pm Let’s Hang On Sun 16, 7.30pm Brian Blessed Sun 16, 7.45pm Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters Wed 19, 7.45pm Taking Care of Elvis: The King is Back Thu 20, 7.30pm Lucy Worsley Fri 21, 7.45pm The Carpenters Story Fri 21, 8pm Guitar Journey: Giorgio Serci & Jonny Philips Sat 22, 7.30pm Our Finest Hour SOLD OUT Wed 26, 8pm Sarah Millican SOLD OUT Thu 27, 8pm Sarah Millican SOLD OUT Fri 28, 8pm Sarah Millican Sat 29, 7.45pm Killer Queen Sat 29, 7pm Exit 6 Film Festival Sun 30, 7pm Basingstoke Festival of Choirs Sat 8, 8.30pm Natasha Watts Fri 14, 8pm Adam Kay Sat 15, 7.30pm The Billy Joel Songbook Wed 19, 8pm Phill Jupitus Thu 20, 7.30pm Derek Acorah Fri 21, 7.30pm The Bootleg Shadows Sat 22, 7pm QUEST Wed 26, 7.30pm The Scarlet Pimpernel Thu 27, 2pm & 7.30pm The Scarlet Pimpernel Fri 28, 7.30pm The Scarlet Pimpernel T Sat 29, 2pm & 7.30pm The Scarlet Pimpernel A 2 A 3 A 3 F 4 A 4 A 5 A 6 F 6 A 6 A 8 A 8 A 8 A 8 F 9 A 9 H 2 H 2 H 3 H 4 H 5 H 5 H 8 H 7 H 7 H 7 H 7


BOX OFFICE 01256 844244


Thu 1, 7.45pm Fri 2, 7.45pm Sat 3, 8pm Sat 3, 8.15pm Sun 4, 3pm Wed 7, 7.30pm Wed 7, 7.45pm Thu 8, 7.45pm Fri 9, 7.45pm Sat 10, 7.45pm


Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra A Beautiful Noise Stewart Francis Melrose Quartet Four Seasons by Candlelight The Stylistics Catfish Keith Brendan Cole Woman to Woman Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment T

Sun 14, 7.45pm On the Road & In The Round – a Nashville-style Concert T Wed 17, 7.45pm London Philharmonic Orchestra Thu 18, 7.30pm Swan Lake Thu 18, 7.45pm Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund Fri 19, 7.30pm Michael Portillo Fri 19, 7.45pm Rafiki Jazz Sat 20, 7.45pm The Illegal Eagles Wed 24, 1pm & 4pm Peppa Pig’s Adventure Thu 25, 10am & 1pm Peppa Pig’s Adventure Fri 26, 7.30pm Joe Pasquale Sat 27, 7.45pm Maximum Rhythm and Blues Sun 28, 7.30pm 10cc Wed 31, 7.30pm Sons of Pitches Tue 2, 8pm Marcus Brigstocke Wed 3, 7.30pm One Man Stranger Things: A Parody Fri 5, 7.30pm The Goon Show Sat 6, 2pm & 7.30pm The Goon Show Thu 11, 4.30pm The Gruffalo’s Child Fri 12, 10.30am & 1.30pm The Gruffalo’s Child Sat 13, 10.30am & 1.30pm The Gruffalo’s Child Sun 14, 10.30am & 1.30pm The Gruffalo’s Child Tue 16, 8pm Jamie Raven Wed 17, 7.30pm Wishbone Ash Thu 18, 8pm Simon Evans: Genius Sat 20, 7.30pm An Evening with Andy Hamilton Sun 21, 7.30pm Miller Plays The Musicals Tue 23, 7.30pm Eddi Reader Wed 24, 7.30pm Neil Oliver Fri 26, 7.30pm Le Freak Sat 27, 8pm Hal Cruttenden Tue 30, 7.30pm Benedict Allen

A 24 A 24 A 24 F 25 A 25 A 26 F 26 A 26 A 27 A 28

F 14 A 15 A 16 F 17 A 17 F 17 A 18 A 19 A 19 A 20 A 21 A 22 A 22 H 10 H 10 H 12 H 12 H 13 H 13 H 13 H 13 H 15 H 15 H 17 H 18 H 18 H 20 H 20 H 21 H 21 H 22

Schools rate available

RP Relaxed Performance

Group booking rate available

Signed Performance

F The Forge

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

H The Haymarket

Family ticket

T Talk

A The Anvil


Wed 2, 2pm & 6pm Thu 3, 2pm & 6pm Fri 4, 2pm & 6pm Sat 5, 2pm & 6pm Sun 6, 2pm


Thu 13, 10.30am & 6pm Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Fri 14, 10.30am & 6pm Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Sat 15, 2pm & 6pm Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Sun 16, 2pm & 6pm Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Tue 18, 10.30am & 6pm Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Wed 19, 10.30am & 6pm Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Fri 21, 2pm & 6pm Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Sat 22, 2pm & 6pm Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Sun 23, 2pm & 6pm Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Mon 24, 11am & 3pm Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Wed 26, 3pm Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Thu 27, 2pm & 6pm Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Fri 28, 2pm & 6pm Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Sat 29, 2pm & 6pm Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Sun 30, 2pm & 6pm Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Mon 31, 2pm Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Sat 1 Dec, 2pm & 7.30pm The Eleventh Hour Fri 7, 1pm & 4pm Santa’s Christmas Party Sat 8, 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm Santa’s Christmas Party Sun 9, 11am & 1.30pm Santa’s Christmas Party Tue 11, 7.30pm Joglaresa Wed 12, 7.30pm 80s Mania Thu 13, 7.30pm The Be Bop A Lula Christmas Hop Fri 14, 7.30pm Carols & Capers 2018 Sat 15, 8pm Thea Gilmore Wed 19, 7.30pm Shivers Thu 20, 7.30pm Cara Dillon Sat 22, 7.30pm Abba Party Night Sun 23, 7.30pm Abba Party Night






A 36 A 36 A 36 A 36 A 36

A 36 A 36 A 36 A 36 A 36 A 36 A 36 A 36 A 36 A 36 A 36 A 36 A 36 A 36 A 36 A 36 H 33 H 35 H 35 H 35 H 34 H 37 H 37 H 37 H 37 H 38 H 38 H 38 H 38


* The Forge is located within The Anvil. Roads shown in grey are pedestrianised


The Anvil | The Forge


Churchill Way, Basingstoke,


Hampshire RG21 7QR




By car: From the ring road or junction 6 of the M3, follow signs for Basingstoke town centre and then brown signs for The Anvil. These direct you to the car park next to the building. Coach drop off points are in Churchill Way. Park and ride: Park at the Leisure Park and ride to The Anvil on the shuttle bus – half price with a valid ticket to that day’s Anvil or Forge concert.


By train / bus: Basingstoke train and bus stations are just a short walk away. Journey time for London Waterloo 45-60 mins; Southampton Central 30-35 mins. By bike: Cycle parking is available at the front of The Anvil, underneath the car park ramp to the right of the main doors.


The Haymarket Wote Street, Basingstoke Hampshire RG21 7NW By car: From the ring road or junction 6 of the M3, follow signs for Basingstoke town centre and then brown signs for The Haymarket. Parking is available in several surface car parks or in Festival Place shopping centre. Coach drop off point in Red Lion Lane. By train / bus: Basingstoke train and bus stations are both a 10 minute walk away, through Festival Place shopping centre. For more information visit

01256 844244 | Churchill Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QR The Anvil Trust is an independent educational charity The Anvil Trust Limited Registered in England No 2720007 Registered Charity No 1034961 Registered Office: The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QR

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Anvil Arts Autumn 2018  
Anvil Arts Autumn 2018