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Thu 5 Apr, 7.30pm (Doors 7pm)

The Anvil Strictly's Aljaz & Janette in

REMEMBERING FRED Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara headline this stunning new dance show celebrating the legacy of Hollywood giant Fred Astaire. Backed by a full supporting cast of singers, dancers and live band, with a host of new songs, new dances and a new look for 2018, book now for a spectacular night of exciting dance from these popular stars of the ballroom. £44.50, £39.50, £27 VIP Meet and Greet tickets £77 (not available online) (includes £2 booking fee)

“A fitting tribute... can’t fail to impress Astaire fans” ★★★★ The Wee Review

Thu 5 Apr, 7.45pm

The Forge


“A potent combination” (Folk Radio UK) of two musicians who have spent their careers involved in ground-breaking projects. Dipper worked in The English Acoustic Collective alongside Chris Wood, and is currently with string quartet Methera, while Malkin was a founding member of trio Tandem. £15.50 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £13.50 (includes £2 booking fee)





Fri 6 Apr, 7.30pm



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Stand Up & Rock is back! Jasper Carrott is back in a new stand-up show with his musical compatriots that has been rockin' audiences all over the world. Bev Bevan has rock star credentials that most dream of – a founding member of The Move and ELO, Bev’s band is one of the finest around. Joining them are Geoff Turton from the Rockin' Berries, and Suzi Woo. Do not miss the opportunity to see and hear great artistes belt out a night of fantastic songs, and Jasper back where he belongs... making us laugh! £29.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

SE Fri 6 Apr, 7.30pm


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The Greatest Hits and Classic Album Tracks Tour 2018

Lindisfarne are still going strong almost 50 years later. Join them for an evening of non-stop hits such as Fog on the Tyne, Lady Eleanor, Clear White Light, We Can Swing Together and many more. £28.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Fri 6 Apr, 7.45pm

The Forge


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Sat 7 Apr, 7.30pm

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The UK’s premier Rock 'n' Roll production returns. Highly acclaimed for its stunning live entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music. This latest production features a fantastic new line-up of smash hits spanning the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, plus more side-splitting comic sketches, all performed live on stage! Prepare for an unforgettable night of nostalgia, laughs and Rock ‘n’ Roll! £27 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 7 Apr, 1.30pm

The Haymarket


Everyone is excited about the Easter Bunny’s singing competition - but who will Fluffy think has got The Eggs Factor? Marty MacDonald, Henrietta the Hen and Professor Pinky are all going to enter, but can’t choose which song to sing… can you help them practice and see if YOU have The Eggs Factor too? Come and join the fun, songs and laughter down at the Chocolate Factory. Songs include children’s favourites Old MacDonald Had a Farm, Wheels on the Bus, The Hokey Cokey, I Am the Music Man, Jack And Jill and more! Meet the Easter Bunny afterwards and receive a special Easter treat! £12 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 2 - 7 Sun 8 Apr, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


The Darkness of Robins

John Robins – one of the most exciting and distinctive voices in comedy and winner of Edinburgh Comedy Award 2017 – returns reflecting on love, loss and lamenting the fact he can’t break up with himself. Having enjoyed meteoric success with The Elis James and John Robins Show on Radio X, he will headline the upcoming series of Live from the BBC. Powerful, angst-ridden comedy at its finest, this is a must-see from one of the UK’s brightest talents. £16.50 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 16 and over

Wed 11 Apr, 7.45pm

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Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 2 Mahler Symphony no. 1 David Fray piano Esa-Pekka Salonen Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 2 shows the young composer breaking away from Mozart’s model into his own world of emotion, with a tender slow movement and sprightly finale. Mahler’s first symphony proceeds from a magical, hushed opening, via a folk-dance second movement and strange funeral march, to a jubilant finale. £40, £36, £29, £22, £14 Under 16s and f/t students £10 (includes £2 booking fee) Over 65s and Platinum Friends standby tickets available on the day

6.30pm The Forge

YOUNG ARTISTS RECITAL Recipients of the Philharmonia MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme will take to the stage for a recital showcasing the next generation of orchestral talent in a varied programme of chamber repertoire. Please book your free ticket by calling the box office on 01256 844244. The Philharmonia Orchestra is Anvil Arts Orchestra in Partnership




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Fri 13 Apr, 7.30pm

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the concert hall… The original summer movie blockbuster live in concert, with an Academy Award®-winning score that made John Williams a household name. Based on the best-selling novel by Peter Benchley and directed by Steven Spielberg, this nail-biting story tells the tale of a small New England seaside community terrorised by a predatory great white shark during the busiest weekend of the tourist season. Now, for the first time, thrill to the power of a live symphony orchestra performing the entire score in sync with this masterpiece of suspense, in the ultimate film-with-orchestra experience. The Czech National Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Ben Palmer. £55, £45.50, £37.50, £27.50 Under 16s £20 (includes £2 booking fee)

Suitable for: the film has a 12A certification Please arrive early as latecomers may not be admitted

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12 – 14 Apr, 7.30pm Sat 2.30pm

The Haymarket BATS Next Gen presents

LES MISÉRABLES: SCHOOL EDITION Performed entirely by students BATS Next Gen bring this author-approved edition of the musical to Basingstoke. This epic story of poverty, justice and love set against adversity in 19th century France has been deemed one of the best contemporary musicals. Its dynamic and emotionally powerful music includes I Dreamed a Dream, Bring Him Home, On My Own and Do You Hear the People Sing? £19.50 Under 16s, over 65s and f/t students £17.50 (includes £2 booking fee) This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)

Sat 14 Apr, 7.30pm

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with Jimmy Tarbuck and friends

Variety is back as Jimmy Tarbuck OBE takes you back in time to recreate those golden shows such as Sunday Night at The London Palladium and Live From Her Majesty's. He'll be joined on stage by comedian Kenny Lynch (Up On the Roof, Stand By Me), Anita Harris (Carry On Follow That Camel, Carry On Doctor), and multi-talented impressionist Jessica Martin (Spitting Image, Copy Cats). Between introducing the stars, compere David Alacey will be saluting Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett performing with The Buddy Greco All-Stars. Packed with stunning dancers and superb bands, Swing with Laughter is guaranteed to provide a night of magic and entertainment like no other. £29.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sun 15 Apr, 3pm

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No Place Like Home

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain in this incredible classical musical showcase, performed by NCO’s accomplished Under 13 Orchestra. No Place like Home explores what the word home means resulting in the first instrumental piece written in response to Kerry Andrews’ popular work, No Place Like, part of the BBC Ten Pieces repertoire. £23, £20, £17 Over 65s and f/t students £2 off, under 16s £9, under 5s free (includes £2 booking fee)


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17 – 21 Apr, 7.30pm Thu & Sat 2pm

The Haymarket Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Hull Truck Theatre and New Vic Theatre present

by Compton Mackenzie adapted by Philip Goulding, directed by Kevin Shaw The islanders of Great and Little Todday are dismayed to find their whisky supply dwindling as the UK government diverts the precious stuff to the Americans, in an attempt to bribe them into supporting the British war-effort. Relief seems to be at hand when a 50,000 bottle cargo is shipwrecked close by, until stuffy Paul Waggett of the Home Guard takes it upon himself to prevent the thirsty islanders from taking advantage of their good fortune. This new production, set in 1955, is a tribute to the fearless all-female touring theatre companies of the post-war years. Witness the Pallas Players as they play all the hilarious and diverse characters from Mackenzie's tale in an innovative and beguiling play that breathes fresh life into a well-loved masterpiece. Tue – Thu £22, Fri – Sat £24, 2pm performances £19 Over 65s £2 off, under 16s and f/t students £13 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 21 April

Stay in your seat after the 2pm performance for a free Q&A with the company



Wed 18 Apr, 7.30pm

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Gilbert O'Sullivan is back and greater than ever. With number one singles on both sides of the Atlantic, join O'Sullivan and his 11-piece band for an evening of musical wonder in this new live show. From 70s favourites such as Alone Again (Naturally), Nothing Rhymed, Clair, Matrimony and Get Down, to more recent and notable hits from his latest albums, this evening will certainly be a night to remember. £36.50, £31.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Thu 19 Apr, 7.45pm

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Rachmaninov Tchaikovsky Rachmaninov

“Truly exquisite technique and tone” Gramophone

Symphony no. 1 Violin Concerto Caprice bohemian

Nemanja Radulovic violin Kirill Karabits Rachmaninov’s First Symphony is a strong and characteristic piece, which shows the young composer flexing his compositional muscles to telling effect. Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto begins in heroic vein and continues with a tender slow movement. The spectacular finale takes the form of a whirling Russian dance. The concert ends with Rachmaninov’s initially brooding, then lively fantasy on gypsy themes. £40, £36, £29, £22, £14 Under 16s and f/t students £10 (includes £2 booking fee) Over 65s and Platinum Friends standby tickets available on the day

6.30pm The Forge

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Sat 21 Apr, 7.30pm

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Newbury and Billingshurst Choral Societies

Verdi’s much-loved Requiem is a very Italianate and highly operatic setting of the Catholic funeral mass for four soloists, double choir and orchestra. This performance features the massed choirs of both Newbury and Billingshurst Choral Societies accompanied by the London Ulysses Orchestra, four renowned soloists and conducted by Cathal Garvey. £25, £20 Under 16s and f/t students £10 (includes £2 booking fee)


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The Haymarket


Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner and US folk sensation Tom Paxton returns to the UK accompanied by very special guests, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter duo The DonJuans, Don Henry and Jon Vezner. Collectively, their songs have been covered by stars such as Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Nancy Griffith, John Denver and Bob Dylan… just to name a few. Their on-stage atmosphere and collaborative dynamic is obvious and delightful. £30.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Tue 24 Apr, 7.45pm

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Lights, camera, ballroom! Strictly Come Dancing favourite Pasha Kovalev returns with his brand new show The Magic of Hollywood. Jam-packed with sequins, glitz and glamour, Pasha takes to the stage with his sensational dancers as they perform Oscar-worthy performances all set to a Hollywood theme. It promises to be a night not to be missed! £26.50 VIP Meet and Greet £20 (not available online, only purchasable with show ticket) (includes £2 booking fee)

Fri 27 Apr, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


The Last and Final Joust Masters of musical comedy parody, The Barron Knights are probably one of the most entertaining groups to come out of the 60s and 70s. Expect to hear lots of new material as well as old favourites like Call Up the Groups, as well as the band’s inimitable version of The William Tell Overture and their Flamenco party piece, Malaguana. £20.50 (includes £2 booking fee)



Sat 28 Apr, 7.30pm

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Britten Simple Symphony Arutjunjan Trumpet Concerto Stravinsky Petrouchka Carl Clausen Hampshire County Youth Orchestra Brian Lloyd Wilson Hampshire County Youth String Orchestra Wessex Dance Academy Kirsty Loosemore trumpet Youthful exuberance matched with strong commitment and a real desire to perform will make for a memorable and unforgettable evening. £15 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £8 (includes £2 booking fee)

28 – 29 Apr Sat 1pm & 3.30pm Sun 11am & 2pm

The Haymarket


by Rod Campbell Rod Campbell’s best selling lift the flap book is making its stage premiere having delighted generations of young readers since 1982. Join Ben and his friend Sally as they wait to see what the Zoo will send when they get Ben’s letter asking for a pet. All kinds of familiar animals both big and small arrive, but what will make the perfect domestic companion? Well... wait and see! This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction. £15 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 2 and over

Sun 29 Apr, 7.30pm

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starring Jenny Eclair, Dillie Keane and Lizzie Roper Fed up with flogging their guts out and always having to be in charge, the Grumpy Old Women have put their knobbly old feet up in glorious retirement, free at last to practise their extreme colouring-in, ukulele orchestra and novelty fudge-making. But with the world in a bigger mess than ever before, is there anything that can tempt them off their backsides to unleash their superpowers and once more come to the rescue?! Join us for 90 minutes of brand new full-fat, batteries-included comedy from the mistresses of grump. £27 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 12 and over

“Expect a party” ★★★★ The Times


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Thu 3 May, 7.30pm

The Anvil Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production

MADAMA BUTTERFLY Winner of The Best Opera Award at Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards Introducing the celebrated soprano Maria HeeJung Kim* from the Korean National Opera, Seoul and the international soprano Alyona Kistenyova*, with highly-praised chorus and full orchestra. This award-winning opera returns with exquisite sets boasting a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan. Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet. Sung in Italian with English surtitles

£38, £34, £30 Over 65s £2 off, under 16s and f/t students £20, £18, £16 (includes £2 booking fee) *Cast subject to change

Thu 3 May, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


The Great Gambo - the Professor of Pop

For the first time, Paul Gambaccini reveals how he started life as a boy in the Bronx and wound up The Professor of Pop in Great Britain. Together with clips of great artists he has known, Paul will explain what it was like to experience the phenomena of Elvis Presley as a child and The Beatles as a teenager, how he got into radio and his regular television appearances. Hear him discuss the three great crises of his life: coping with the Vietnam War's challenge to his American generation, enduring the era of AIDS, and surviving a hostile encounter with the Metropolitan Police. In a nod to his current Radio 4 series Counterpoint, there will be a music quiz and Q&A. £25.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Fri 4 May, 8pm

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Voice of Reason

This performance has now sold out. To join the waiting list please call 01256 844244. £25 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 14 and over. Parental guidance advised



Sat 5 May, 7pm

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In commemoration of 100 years since the end of World War I featuring a performance of Tunes from the Trenches. Eight of the Basingstoke Area Youth Ensembles, and choirs from several local schools, featuring over 300 of the area’s most talented instrumentalists and singers, present a showcase performance for all the family including a selection of classical and light music concluding with Elgar’s Land of Hope and Glory. £14, £13 Under 16s £2 off (includes £2 booking fee)

Wed 9 May, 7.30pm

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featuring GILSON LAVIS with special guest MARC ALMOND Guest vocalists RUBY TURNER, LOUISE MARSHALL and ROSIE MAE Jools Holland continues to amaze audiences across the UK with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and their thrilling live performances. Always a sell-out at The Anvil, don't miss your chance to see this phenomenal show. £44, £38 (includes £2 booking fee)

9 – 19 May, 7.30pm Sat 2.30pm

The Haymarket Basingstoke Amateur Theatrical Society presents

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN They’re moments of movie magic. Gene Kelly joyously dancing down the street in the pouring rain. Donald O’Connor’s amazing physical dexterity in Make ‘Em Laugh. Gene, Donald and Debbie Reynolds skipping over the sofa in Good Mornin’, Good Mornin’! Now see them recreated on stage as BATS presents one of the best-loved musical comedies of all time, Singin’ in the Rain, the hilarious tale of 1920s Hollywood struggling to cope with the introduction of talking pictures. And yes… you might get wet! £23.50, opening night £18.50 (no concessions) Over 65s and f/t students £21.50, under 16s £15 (includes £2 booking fee)



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Thu 10 May, 7.30pm

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo are one of the world’s greatest and most distinctive groups. For over fifty years the renowned a cappella male choir have invoked the soul of South Africa with their intricate rhythms and harmonies and powerful, uplifting songs. They shot to global stardom after featuring on Paul Simon’s Graceland album, and have been touring the world ever since. They have just won their fifth Grammy for the re-recording of their breakthrough album Shaka Zulu. “Truly great singing, balancing soulful ballads and traditional dance songs with exquisite and perfectly timed harmony work.” The Guardian £37, £27 (includes £2 booking fee)

“Though they sing entirely a cappella, their songs have a rhythmic spring, and their dance moves are light-footed and elegant.” Daily Telegraph

Fri 11 May, 7.30pm

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support Emily Barker Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter is on the road celebrating 30 years. Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has recorded 14 albums and sold over 14 million records. With hits like Passionate Kisses and He Thinks He’ll Keep Her, she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards for her vocals, and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. £34, £29.50 (includes £2 booking fee)



Sat 12 May, 7.45pm

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We’re delighted to welcome the extraordinary ensemble Spira Mirabilis to The Anvil for the first time. They gather each year for an intense period of concentration on a single work, which results in even the most familiar pieces appearing new and special in performance. Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7 was first played at a mammoth concert in 1813 which was one of his greatest public successes. Its joyous energy and rhythmic impetus have made it among the most popular of all his symphonies. £25, £20, £15, £10 (includes £2 booking fee) Over 65s and Platinum Friends standby tickets available on the day

Sun 13 May, 9.45am & 1pm

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A day of musical workshops and performances for all the family. Anvil Arts has teamed up with Hampshire Music Hub to create a day of vibrant world music-making. Workshops are for all abilities and include Javanese gamelan, West African drumming, Samba, Udu, Middle Eastern Doumbeks, Indian Dhol and Tabla, Japanese Taiko and steel drums. Day ticket (4 workshops) £7.50 AM/PM only ticket (2 workshops) £5 – includes access to performances Entry only ticket £2 Under 7s free on the day (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 7 and over (younger children welcome with participating adult)

Tue 15 May, 8pm

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50 Years... Up The Road

Celebrating his 50th year of touring professionally, renowned Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, E Street Band member, and solo artist Nils Lofgren makes his first return to the UK in three years, accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Greg Varlotta. Drawing from an expansive repertoire of a lifetime in rock 'n' roll, and sharing many memorable stories along the way, Nils will pick up on the magical experience of his last critically acclaimed UK run. Nils and Greg will use a multitude of instruments to add colour and depth to these new shows - more so than ever before! £44.50, £34.50 (includes £2 booking fee) No interval, no support


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Wed 16 May, 7.45pm

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The Drifters are back in the UK performing their popular hits from the last six decades. Considered one of the best groups in the industry, don’t miss their brand new tour performing Saturday Night At The Movies, You’re More Than A Number, Come On Over to My Place, Up On The Roof, and many, many more! £26 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £24 (includes £2 booking fee)

Thu 17 May, 7.30pm



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Interactive Introverts

This performance has now sold out. To join the waiting list please call 01256 844244. £62, £47, £27 VIP package £101 (VIP ticketholders under 16 must be accompanied by a ticketholder 18 and over) (includes £2 booking fee)

Fri 18 May, 7.45pm

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Beethoven Symphony no. 5 Shostakovich Symphony no. 5 Michael Sanderling Beethoven’s fifth symphony, from the most famous opening in music, builds through its four movements from dramatic struggle to a blazing, triumphant conclusion. Arguments continue to rage over the true meaning of Shostakovich’s most performed and recorded symphony, but it remains a work of extraordinary emotional and musical tension, poised on a knife edge between survival and disaster. £40, £36, £29, £22, £14 Under 16s and f/t students £10 (includes £2 booking fee) Over 65s and Platinum Friends standby tickets available on the day

6.30pm The Forge

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Tue 22 May, 7.30pm

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with support from Matt Holubowski Taking to the stage with just a grand piano for company, cult hero Ben Folds plays tracks both classic and current. After focusing on large-scale live work with orchestras in recent years, this show recalls his original solo tours where he defied sceptics by delivering high energy rock performances using only a piano. There are few musicians that can draw on such a varied and vast body of work. Don’t be surprised to hear Ben Folds Five favourites followed by stripped back renditions of his more classical-leaning repertoire. The real joy of a Ben Folds concert comes from the man himself, with his love for the music shining through on every occasion. £37, £27 (includes £2 booking fee)

Wed 23 May, 7.45pm

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Mendelssohn Symphony no. 4 (Italian) Brahms Symphony no. 2 Daniele Gatti Mendelssohn’s irresistibly exuberant Italian Symphony captures in four movements his impressions of the country. The slow movement is a pilgrim’s march, and the gently flowing scherzo is followed by an exhilarating Neapolitan dance. Brahms’ Second Symphony was written while on holiday in the summer of 1877 and is predominantly lyrical and relaxed, before an explosion of joy in the finale. Daniele Gatti is Music Director of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. £40, £36, £29, £22, £14 Under 16s and f/t students £10 (includes £2 booking fee) Over 65s and Platinum Friends standby tickets available on the day The Philharmonia Orchestra is Anvil Arts Orchestra in Partnership


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24 – 26 May Thu 7.30pm Fri 5pm & 8pm Sat 2pm, 5pm & 8pm

“Leaves one breathless with excitement” Daily Telegraph

The Anvil Zippos presents

Real circus made for theatre

BRITAIN’S BIGGEST THEATRE–CIRCUS SPECTACULAR! * DIRECT FROM THE WEST END/PRIOR TO WEST END Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! celebrates the 250th anniversary of the invention of circus by bringing this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular created especially for the theatre. Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, this astoundingly talented international troupe includes over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen. Featuring the world’s most hair-raising circus act – the motorcycle ‘Globe of Death’. Don’t miss it! £29.50 Under 16s £15.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

HHHHH “Great for kids and even better for adults!” The Sun Sat 26 May, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


From the producers of the successful That'll Be The Day comes Walk Right Back, a brand new production telling the story of the most successful duo of all time, The Everly Brothers. Featuring hits such as Bye Bye Love, All I Have To Do Is Dream and Cathy’s Clown, this fantastic concertbased musical entwines the wonderful, sad, yet glorious story of The Everly Brothers around those trademark harmonies from heaven. £23.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Wed 30 May, 7pm

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Be Our Guest with a screening of Disney’s brand new adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in! This is your chance to sing your heart out to the Disney songs of your childhood with Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson in this romantic fairy tale. Your Singalonga host will start with a pre-show warm up to get your voices limber, teach you some hand actions, and show you how to use the famous Singalonga props bag during the film. They'll also clue you in when to boo the arrogant Gaston and of course, judge the fancy dress competition! So come along and celebrate this ‘tale as old as time’, dress as your favourite character and get ready to feel part of a real fairy story. £17 Under 16s £12 (includes £2 booking fee) Please note this is a PG rated film




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Psychic Medium

The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tony Stockwell has a long established credibility as one of the top intuitive mediums, and has shared the stage round the world with Colin Fry, James van Praagh and Lisa Williams. Tony demonstrates his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones with detailed messages frequently including names, dates and locations and all delivered with emotion, sensitivity and empathy. £22 (includes £2 booking fee)

Thu 31 May, 8pm

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Sunset Milk Idiot

Tim Vine is back on tour, telling lots of silly new jokes, showing off new homemade props, singing some new daft ditties, and all with the appearance of confidence. The following subjects will be touched upon briefly: pixie football, ice cream and nibble feeders. Come along, sit down, and laugh. The quantity won't let up. This is comedy without a message. £25.50 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 12 and over

Fri 1 Jun, 7.45pm

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Featuring the music and immeasurable talents of The Beatles, starring the cast of Let It Be, Paul Canning (John), Emmanuelle Angeletti (Paul), John Brosnan (George) and Luke Roberts (Ringo). Backed by the National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, All You Need is Love will fill you with nostalgia, joy and wonderment as we pass through the greatest hits of the Fab Four, taking us back to the heyday of Beatlemania. After paying their dues in the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool and building their reputation in Hamburg, The Beatles unleashed their first single in the UK and went on to top the charts across the globe and change the world forever. £TBC Details to be confirmed at time of press. Please contact the box office for more information



Fri 1 Jun, 3pm & 7pm (7pm sold out)

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This five-star tribute show follows in the footsteps of the award-winning girl band Little Mix with its stunning live vocals and professional pop-video choreography. Expect to hear all of the chart-topping hits including Black Magic, Hair, Love Me Like You, How Ya Doin'? and Shoutout to My Ex, plus added extras including dance competitions, free giveaways and even a meet and greet with the girls after the show! Get ready to dance and scream to one of the most exciting tribute bands around! £17 Over 65s and under 16s £14 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 2 Jun, 7.30pm

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Two of the best names from the 70s Disco era will be here in a rare show, celebrating 40 years since they ruled the airwaves with their multi-million selling hits including Rivers of Babylon, Brown Girl in The Ring, Daddy Cool, Rasputin and more! As if this night couldn't get any better, Boney M will be joined by Odyssey, the original New York disco greats, playing hits such as Inside Out, Native New Yorker and Going Back to My Roots. £34 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 2 Jun, 7.30pm

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A spotlight on Woody Herman

The 20-piece IJO Big Band return for a special night featuring some of Woody’s greatest hits: Woodchopper’s Ball, Early Autumn, Four Brothers, Apple Honey and many others. The show will also include hits by contemporary bands and will feature the IJO’s great singers. You can count on an exciting evening of swinging big band sounds. £15 (includes £2 booking fee)


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Sun 3 Jun, 7.30pm

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Rhythm of the Night

Strictly Come Dancing pros Ian Waite and Oti Mabuse perform a dance showcase spectacular designed to dazzle and wow! Prepare to be transported to a place of wonderful moments with fun-filled entertainment and a close up history of all things related to their life. £28, £26 VIP Meet and Greet £20 (not available online, only purchasable with show ticket) Over 65s and under 16s £1.50 off (includes £2 booking fee)

Tue 5 Jun, 7.45pm

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Strauss II Bruch Saint-Saëns Shostakovich

Overture: Die Fledermaus Violin Concerto no. 1 Introduction and rondo capriccioso Symphony no.10

Maxim Vengerov violin/conductor Stamatia Karampini We’re delighted to welcome the amazing Maxim Vengerov back to The Anvil, as both violinist and conductor. After the irresistible overture to Die Fledermaus, Bruch’s most popular violin concerto is one of the wonders of the violin repertoire, with an endless flow of heartfelt melody which is unsurpassed. Saint-Saëns concert piece is perfectly judged and brilliantly written. The Tenth is perhaps Shostakovich’s finest symphony – an epic journey, powerful and dramatic, yet with moments of touching simplicity. £42, £38, £31, £24, £14 (includes £2 booking fee) Over 65s and Platinum Friends standby tickets available on the day


Thu 7 Jun, 7.30pm

The Anvil The Voice of WET WET WET

MARTI PELLOW The Private Collection Tour 2018

Celebrating 30 years in the industry, Marti Pellow will be performing number ones and hit singles from his many albums as both a solo artist and with Wet Wet Wet, including his record-breaking hit Love Is All Around, the country’s best-selling love ballad of all time. “Here’s a show for those that just would love to hear an extraordinary evening of music – from the hits you love the most, with massive brass driven soul numbers to intimate acoustic ballads – and maybe a wee bit of chat along the way – we’ve got everything you love!” Marti Pellow £46 (includes £2 booking fee)

Fri 8 Jun, 7.30pm

The Anvil


Good Time Charlie's Back!

Following the extraordinary success of the Cradle to Grave tour, I was asked to reconsider my initial statement that I would never undertake such a venture again. The applause of the public can be a seductive narcotic and weaker souls than I would be tempted. After much reflection I have decided that I cannot allow such rampant narcissism to cloud my judgment. I said ‘one farewell tour’ and I meant ‘one farewell tour’. There will be no more. My latest show will be high kicking, fresh, eruptive and often under three hours long. So come and see me perform! It will be almost certainly your last chance... To quote the philosopher Slocombe, “I am unanimous in that." £24.50 Under 16s and f/t students £22 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 14 and over

Sat 9 Jun, 7.30pm

The Anvil


Britten War Requiem City of Southampton Orchestra David Gibson A lifelong pacifist, Benjamin Britten was asked to compose the War Requiem for the consecration of the rebuilt Coventry Cathedral after its destruction in World War II. The work weaves together the Latin Mass text of a traditional requiem with the devastating war poetry of Wilfred Owen to produce a powerful denunciation of the wickedness of war and a warning to future generations of the senselessness of taking up arms against one’s fellow man. 2018 marks the centenary of the end of World War I and this timeless message of peace gives us all the opportunity to acknowledge all those who made the ultimate sacrifice. £27, £23, £15 Under 16s and f/t students £7 (includes £2 booking fee)


JUNE Sun 10 Jun, 7pm (Doors open)

The Anvil


Accidentally On Purpose

with support from Andy Brown and Sinead Burgess The biggest selling UK country act of all time, trailblazing duo The Shires, will be hitting the road this summer ahead of their highly anticipated new album, Accidentally on Purpose. After an incredible two years, with their debut album Brave becoming the first ever British country album to enter the UK Top Ten, and having the fastest-selling British country album of all time and reached the top three in the UK chart, Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes have fast become a firm favourite in the UK country music scene. Combining massive country-pop choruses and emotive words about their whirlwind journey, The Shires’ music will have you hooked! £35.50, £30.50, £27 (includes £2 booking fee)

Wed 13 Jun, 7.30pm

The Anvil


John Finnemore, writer and star of the multi-award winning BBC Radio shows John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme, Cabin Pressure and John Finnemore’s Double Acts, brings his brand new live show to the stage. With the help of special guests from Souvenir Programme, John will be performing new sketches, some old favourites and – unless someone can stop him – quite possibly a song. Plus a live appearance from Cabin Pressure’s Arthur Shappey: the most cheerful, least helpful steward in the skies. Kids welcome, so long as they laugh in the right places. Actually, that goes for adults too. £27 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 12 and over

“One of the best written, cast, acted and directed comedies on anywhere.” Daily Telegraph

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The Haymarket



“A wonderful band!” Brian May, Queen

15 Jun- 7 Jul

The Bluejays (winners of the National Vintage Award for Best Band) present an electrifying and authentic tribute to the era when music changed the world forever. Much more than just a concert show, The Bluejays take you on a historical journey via breath-taking renditions of the biggest hits of the era (Rock Around The Clock, That's All Right, That'll Be The Day, Tutti Frutti, Summertime Blues, Johnny B. Goode, and many more) and reveal how the Rock 'n' Roll movement brought about a dream of equality and freedom that we still chase to this day. £21 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £16 (includes £2 booking fee)

Thu 14 Jun, 7.45pm

Sat 16 Jun, 7.30pm

The Anvil

The Anvil


A Tribute to George Michael

Following its sold out success earlier in the year, Fastlove is back by popular demand! Packed with crowd pleasing anthems from Wham! to more recent hits, this is a spellbinding experience you won’t want to miss. You’ll be getting up (to get down) to all your favourite songs: Careless Whisper, Freedom, Faith, One More Try, Kissing a Fool, and many more. £26.50 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £25.50 (includes £2 booking fee)



Cinema in Symphony


S tar Wars, Harry Potter, Raiders of the Lost Ark Shore The Lord of the Rings Morricone Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission) Barry Out of Africa Beethoven Symphony No.7 (The King's Speech) Stephen Scotchmer conductor Rory McAllister host An exciting new collaboration between Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra and radio broadcaster Rory McAllister sees the orchestra perform a programme of popular film music as the fifth concert in Rory’s Cinema in Symphony series. Up-beat and appealing, expect to see Rory’s team of Storm Troopers and other well-known film characters. Fancy dress encouraged! £24, £20, £13 Over 65s £2 off, under 16s £2, f/t students £12, £10, £6.50 (includes £2 booking fee) Early Booking offer – £2 off if booked by Sat 5 May


BOX OFFICE 01256 844244 Sat 16 Jun, 7.30pm

The Haymarket Ballet Cymru

CINDERELLA Award-winning Ballet Cymru presents a sparkling and refreshing ballet based on the eternal fairy tale. With a specially commissioned music score and circus elements combined with the finest classical dance, Ballet Cymru will be working with award-winning composer Jack White and circus company Citrus Arts to conjure a surprising world of wonder and magic. This timeless story is brought to life using the company’s exquisite blend of classical technique and storytelling. £20 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £18 (includes £2 booking fee)

19 – 20 Jun, 7pm

The Anvil


Music Around the World

This annual concert brings together around 25 local primary schools, involving over 500 children in a massed choir, orchestra and dance extravaganza with songs and music from around the world. £12 (includes £2 booking fee) Please note that a different set of children may perform each night. Parents should contact schools who will know when children are performing.



Sun 17 Jun, 3pm

The Anvil


Following a sensational sell-out debut tour last year, Strictly’s Kevin and Karen Clifton are back with a brand new show. Expect a sultry, hip-swinging journey through the Waltz, Cha Cha, Fox Trot, Tango and Salsa. It’s a high-energy performance filled with sassy tunes, heart-pounding choreography and sparkling costumes. Backed by a supporting cast of dancers and a live 12-piece show band, Kevin and Karen’s most famous, edge-of-your-seat routines are brought to the stage propelled by passion. £48.50, £40.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

22 – 23 Jun, 10.30am & 1.30pm Sat 3.30pm

The Haymarket


Step into the magical and colourful world of Little Baby Bum! An online and digital TV sensation with over 13 million subscribers and 15 billion views, Little Baby Bum is the world’s largest educational YouTube channel. Join Mia, Jacus, Twinkle and their nursery rhyme friends at the world premiere of this brand new live show. £14 (includes £2 booking fee)

15 Jun- 7 Jul


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Thu 21 Jun, 6.30pm (Doors open)

The Anvil


Praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great vocalists and songwriters of his generation. The New York-born, Montreal-raised singer-songwriter has released seven studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums, including the Grammy nominated Rufus Does Judy, and Release The Stars which went Gold. Musically Rufus has collaborated with artists including Elton John, David Byrne, Boy George, Joni Mitchell, Pet Shop Boys and producer Mark Ronson among others. His most recent collaboration is on the title track of Robbie Williams’ latest album, Swings Both Ways. £57, £47 (includes £2 booking fee)


Sat 23 Jun, 7.30pm

Sun 1 Jul, 4pm

The Anvil

The Anvil

Basingstoke Amateur Theatrical Society

BATS 60TH ANNIVERSARY with Heritage Light Orchestra A full-scale concert featuring favourite songs from the musicals, performed by the very best in local talent, accompanied by the glorious sound of a 40-piece orchestra. This very special performance celebrates 60 years of the award-winning Basingstoke Amateur Theatrical Society – which has been entertaining audiences since 1958. £20 Over 65s and f/t students £17, under 16s £14 (includes £2 booking fee)


They will be joined on this occasion by the Hampshire Jazz Centre and singers from local schools for the Hampshire premiere of a specially commissioned work: My World. £13 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £8 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sun 1 Jul, 5pm

The Anvil

The Haymarket

Hosted by the Hampshire County Youth Wind Ensemble, this wind band festival sees the county group joined by the finest wind bands from across Hampshire. Be surprised, delighted and enthralled by the diversity and beauty of the repertoire available for wind, brass and percussion instruments. £10, £8.50 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £5 (includes £2 booking fee)

15 Jun- 7 Jul

The Hampshire County Youth Orchestra performs a varied programme suitable for the whole family to enjoy. Youthful exuberance matched with strong commitment and a real desire to perform will make for a memorable and unforgettable afternoon.

Sat 30 Jun, 7pm



Mahotsav – Indian dance and music festival

Mahotsav is a special festival of South Asian dance and music celebrating the company’s 20 years of work in the U.K. In partnership with the High Commission of India it celebrates the work of internationally renowned Guru Ratikant Mohapatra, Odissi doyen from India, with his group. There will be internationally acclaimed performers performing in a range of dance styles, as well as a specially commissioned breath-taking performance by Kala’s Lasya dancers; Tabla wizard Hiren Chate, Ghatam drumming by Bangalore and playing from Surjit Singh. Choreographed by Sushmita Pati Artistic Director and Dr Cathy Seago an international contemporary choreographer (Evolving Motions, University of Winchester).

Sat 30 Jun, 2pm & 6.30pm

The Haymarket


Footsteps Dance School, established in 1995, returns for their bi-annual show. Over the years, Footsteps have produced many terrific and unforgettable shows emphasising and demonstrating their fun and friendly attitude towards dance, their priority always being family, where everyone is involved to have a fantastic time. £18.50 Over 65s £15, under 16s £12 (includes £2 booking fee)


Supported by Anvil Arts

£15 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £13.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

JULY Fri 6 Jul, 7.45pm

The Anvil


You’re invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown steams into town! Seen by over one million people all over the world, prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back Motown hits, glittering costumes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. Celebrate the sound of a generation with the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and many more. £29 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £26 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 7 Jul, 7.30pm

The Anvil


Armonico Consort & The Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge Christopher Monks director Experience the world of Tallis’ 40-part Spem in Alium and Striggio’s 60-part Mass and be immersed in 360° surround sound Supersize Polyphony 360 is a celebration of largescale works from the 16th century, performed surrounding the audience. The programme features epic motets, such as Tallis’ Spem in Alium and Striggio’s Ecce Beatam Lucem, alongside the rarely performed 60 part Missa Ecco Si Beato Giorno. Interspersed with the serene beauty of ethereal chants by Hildegard of Bingen and other works from the period, it is an evening of such magnitude and polyphonic drama that cannot be missed. £25 Under 25s £10 (includes £2 booking fee) This project is generously funded by Arts Council England

BOX OFFICE 01256 844244 Sun 8 Jul, 2pm

The Haymarket Dance to the Beat presents

OUR FAVOURITE THINGS Dance to the Beat specialise in street dance, cheer and ballet. Making their debut performance at The Haymarket, they will perform dances from their favourite songs and films. From street to ballet, Harry Potter to The Fast and Furious, there is something for everyone. £15 Over 65s and under 16s £13 (includes £2 booking fee)



Tue 10 Jul, 6pm

The Haymarket


15 Jun- 7 Jul

Panto Pandemonium

It's complete pandemonium in Pantoland! Aladdin's lamp, Cinderella's slipper and the goose that lays the golden eggs have all been stolen – and none of the Good Fairy's magic is working. There can only be one culprit, the Wicked Witch! Four children are drawn into the action, magically transported into Pantoland to search for the missing magic objects and return them to the Good Fairy. Unless they succeed, there will be no more happy endings, and the evil Witch will rule the world! £9 (includes £2 booking fee)



Wed 11 Jul, 7.30pm

The Anvil


Three times Progressive Music Award-winning band, Big Big Train, reached number one in the UK Official rock album charts with their 2017 album, Grimspound. After many years as a studioonly outfit, Big Big Train returned to the stage in 2015 and 2017, playing six sold-out London performances. Their show at The Anvil will be their only UK date in 2018. Support from Beatrix Players £25 (includes £2 booking fee)

“They make beautiful, pastoral quintessentially English music: their name is Big Big Train” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2






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★★★★★ Netmums


Culture Whisper

★★★★ 12 – 15 Jul Thu 1.30pm Fri 10.30am & 1.30pm Sat 10.30am, 1.30pm & 4.30pm Sun 10.30am & 1.30pm

The Stage

The Haymarket

Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: the Ladybird has a plan of her own! Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this glittering stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks' colourful farmyard adventure. With live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs! £14.50 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 3 and over Running time: 55 mins

© Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks. 2009. Macmillan’s Children’s Books.

Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! 20 – 21 Jul, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


Fusion Dance Academies return once again bringing back the variety and diversity of many different dance styles under one roof. Get your feet-a-tapping whilst singing along to some old school tunes and modern tracks to suit everyone's taste. £17 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £10 (includes £2 booking fee)

27 – 29 Jul, 2pm (Junior), 7.30pm (Senior)

The Anvil Fri 27 Jul, 7pm


The Secret Garden by kind permission of London Children’s Ballet and Moving Experience 2018 28 – 29 Jul, 2pm (Junior Cast), 7.30pm (Senior Cast)


The Secret Garden by kind permission of London Children’s Ballet and Other Hidden Gems Especially created for child performers, this version of The Secret Garden is a one act adaptation of the original 2013 LCB production, with narration by Juliet Stevenson and choreography by Royal Ballet soloist, Erico Montes. The B.A.D. Company perform their annual showcase Moving Experience 2018 as well as the full school performing in a variety of dance styles. The Secret Garden is being performed in association with The London Children’s Ballet as part of a wider project to tour the ballet to those who have difficulties accessing ballet – Basingstoke Academy of Dancing will be touring a version of this work to SEN schools and care homes in the area free. Please call Tanya on 07768 124062 for more information about this or dance classes. £17 Special Offer – Buy 2 tickets for any Saturday or Sunday performance and get 2 tickets at £8 each for Friday and quote ‘SECRET’ (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 28 Jul, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


From theatrics of the stage to the stars of silver screens Live 2 Dance Academy will entertain your heart and soul and all that’s in between. £15 (includes £2 booking fee)




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The Anvil


He’s thrilled audience members with his uncanny performances and won the title of Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist, now Ben Portsmouth is back! His ever growing fan base from all over the world have declared Ben as the closest they have ever seen to Elvis Presley. Ben will be bringing his style and charisma to this performance and will make you believe that you're watching the King himself. One things for certain, he'll definitely leave you All Shook Up. £31 (includes £3 booking fee)

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, performed by the London Sinfonietta, 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 £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 almost 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, told with a “parliamentary stand up” wit, and then ask him questions about it. £20.50 (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. 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.

This brochure is available in large print and Braille on request. For more information visit or go to (search for The Anvil or The Haymarket). If you require any help in planning your visit, the box office will be happy to help.


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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 3 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 The Anvil and The Haymarket, 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, Postal Orders 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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Support The Anvil Trust – now and in future

The Anvil Trust is grateful for the support of the following:

The Anvil Trust is a registered charity. If you like what we do, please consider supporting us.

Sponsors and Corporate Members:


Donations A one-off or regular donation will be used to support our programme of events. The Great Music of the World fund specifically supports the International Concert Series. Please contact the box office for details.

Become a Friend Enjoy priority booking, no postage charges, advance information and other benefits. Please contact the box office for details or visit

Supported by:

Make a gift in your will By including The Anvil Trust in your will, you will also reduce your inheritance tax bill – a nice thought.

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.

The Basingstoke Festival is an annual arts festival designed to showcase the wealth of talent and community spirit in the borough. The programme covers a vibrant mix of drama, music, comedy, film and creative arts including performances being held at The Anvil and The Haymarket. For more information about the Basingstoke Festival go to, email or call 01256 844844.

PICTURE CREDITS Daniele Gatti | ROSLArts David Fray | JB Mondino Jaws In Concert | ™ & © Universal Studios Jools Holland | Mary McCartney Maxim Vengerov | B Ealovega Michael Sanderling | Marco Borggreve Nemanja Radulovic | Charlotte Abramow Nils Lofgren | Cristina Arrigoni Spira Mirabilis | Giancarlo Pradelli Taking Care of Elvis: The King Is Back | © Eva Brand 2014 What The Ladybird Heard | Michael Jean-Marai, © Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks. 2009. Macmillan’s Children’s Books


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June (continued)

Thu 5, 7.30pm (Doors 7pm) Remembering Fred A 2 Thu 5, 7.45pm Dipper Malkin F 2 SELLING FAST Fri 6, 7.30pm Jasper Carrott’s Stand Up & Rock A 3 SOLD OUT Fri 6, 7.45pm Chris Difford & Boo Hewerdine F 3 Sat 7, 7.30pm That’ll Be The Day A 4 Wed 11, 7.45pm Philharmonia Orchestra A 5 Fri 13, 7.30pm Jaws in Concert A 6 Sat 14, 7.30pm Swing with Laughter A 7 Sun 15, 3pm National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain A 7 Wed 18, 7.30pm Gilbert O’Sullivan A 9 T Thu 19, 7.45pm Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra A 9 Sat 21, 7.30pm Verdi Requiem A 9 The Magic of Hollywood – Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis A 10 Tue 24, 7.45pm Sat 28, 7.30pm Hampshire County Youth Orchestra A 11 Sun 29, 7.30pm Grumpy Old Women To The Rescue A 11 SELLING FAST Fri 6, 7.30pm Lindisfarne H 3 Sat 7, 1.30pm Easter Bunny’s Eggs Factor H 4 Sun 8, 7.30pm John Robins H 5 Thu 12, 7.30pm BATS Next Gen Les Misérables: School Edition H 7 Fri 13, 7.30pm BATS Next Gen Les Misérables: School Edition H 7 Sat 14, 2.30pm & 7.30pm BATS Next Gen Les Misérables: School Edition H 7 Tue 17, 7.30pm Whisky Galore H 8 Wed 18, 7.30pm Whisky Galore H 8 Thu 19, 2pm & 7.30pm Whisky Galore H 8 Fri 20, 7.30pm Whisky Galore H 8 T Sat 21, 2pm & 7.30pm Whisky Galore H 8 Sun 22, 7.30pm Tom Paxton and The DonJuans H 10 Fri 27, 7.30pm The Barron Knights H 10 Sat 28, 1pm & 3.30pm Dear Zoo H 11 Sun 29, 11am & 2pm Dear Zoo H 11

Thu 21, 6.30pm (Doors) Rufus Wainwright Sat 23, 7.30pm BATS 60th Anniversary Sat 30, 7pm Hampshire County Youth Wind Ensemble 7pm SOLD OUT Fri 1 Jun, 3pm & 7pm Black Magic – The Little Mix Show Sat 2, 7.30pm IJO Big Band Wed 13, 7.30pm Rock and Roll Revolution Sat 16, 7.30pm Cinderella Fri 22, 10.30am & 1.30pm Little Baby Bum Sat 23, 1  0.30am, 1.30pm Little Baby Bum & 3.30pm Sat 30, 2pm & 6.30pm Footsteps Dance School

May Thu 3, 7.30pm Fri 4, 8pm Sat 5, 7pm Wed 9, 7.30pm Thu 10, 7.30pm Fri 11, 7.30pm

Madama Butterfly SOLD OUT Dara Ó Briain Basingstoke Area Youth Orchestra Jools Holland & His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra Ladysmith Black Mambazo Mary Chapin Carpenter

A 12 A 12 A 13 A 13 A 14 A 14

A 28 A 29 A 29 H 21 H 21 H 25 H 26 H 27 H 27 H 29

July Sun 1, 4pm Fri 6, 7.45pm Sat 7, 7.30pm Wed 11, 7.30pm Fri 27, 7pm Sat 28, 2pm & 7.30pm Sun 29, 2pm & 7.30pm Sun 1, 5pm Sun 8, 2pm Tue 10, 6pm Thu 12, 1.30pm Fri 13, 10.30am & 1.30pm Sat 14, 1  0.30am, 1.30pm & 4.30pm Sun 15, 10.30am & 1.30pm Fri 20, 7.30pm Sat 21, 7.30pm Sat 28, 7.30pm

Hampshire County Youth Orchestra The Magic of Motown Supersize Polyphony 360 Big Big Train Basingstoke Academy of Dancing Basingstoke Academy of Dancing Basingstoke Academy of Dancing Kala the Arts Dance to the Beat Bramley CE Primary School What the Ladybird Heard What the Ladybird Heard What the Ladybird Heard What the Ladybird Heard Fusion Dance Fusion Dance Live 2 Dance


A 29 A 30 A 30 A 31 A 33 A 33 A 33 H 29 H 31 H 31 H 32 H 32 H 32 H 32 H 33 H 33 H 33

Sat 12, 7.45pm Sun 13, 9.45am & 1pm Tue 15, 8pm Wed 16, 7.45pm Thu 17, 7.30pm Fri 18, 7.45pm Tue 22, 7.30pm Wed 23, 7.45pm Thu 24, 7.30pm Fri 25, 5pm & 8pm Sat 26, 2pm, 5pm & 8pm Wed 30, 7pm Thu 31, 8pm Thu 3, 7.30pm Wed 9, 7.30pm Thu 10, 7.30pm Fri 11, 7.30pm Sat 12, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Wed 16, 7.30pm Thu 17, 7.30pm Fri 18, 7.30pm Sat 19, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sat 26, 7.30pm Tue 29, 7.30pm

Spira Mirabilis World Music Festival Nils Lofgren The Drifters Dan and Phil 2018 World Tour Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra Ben Folds and a Piano Philharmonia Orchestra Cirque Berserk! Cirque Berserk! Cirque Berserk! Sing-a-long-a Beauty and the Beast Tim Vine An Evening with Paul Gambaccini BATS Singin’ in the Rain BATS Singin’ in the Rain BATS Singin’ in the Rain BATS Singin’ in the Rain BATS Singin’ in the Rain BATS Singin’ in the Rain BATS Singin’ in the Rain BATS Singin’ in the Rain Walk Right Back Tony Stockwell



A 15 A 15 A 15 A 16 A 16 A 16 A 17 A 17 A 18 A 18 A 18 A 19 A 20 H 12 H 13 H 13 H 13 H 13 H 13 H 13 H 13 H 13 H 19 H 20

June Fri 1 Jun, 7.45pm All You Need Is Love Sat 2, 7.30pm Boney M & Odyssey Sun 3, 7.30pm An Audience with Ian Waite and Oti Mabuse Tue 5, 7.45pm Würth Philharmonic Orchestra Thu 7, 7.30pm Marti Pellow Fri 8, 7.30pm Danny Baker Sat 9, 7.30pm Basingstoke Choral Society and Southampton Philharmonic Choir Sun 10, 7pm (Doors) The Shires Wed 13, 7.30pm John Finnemore’s Flying Visit Thu 14, 7.45pm Fastlove Sat 16, 7.30pm Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra Sun 17, 3pm Kevin & Karen 2018 Tue 19, 7pm Basingstoke Primary Schools Festival Wed 20, 7pm Basingstoke Primary Schools Festival

A 20 A 21 A 22 A 22 A 23 A 23 A 23 A 24 A 24 A 25 A 25 A 27 A 26 A 26


H The Haymarket

F The Forge

T Talk

PRICE BOX KEY Family ticket

Schools rate available

Group booking rate available




* 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 station is 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 Fabrizio / bus: Basingstoke station is 10 mins 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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