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SUMMER 2017 G R E AT P E R F O R M A N C E – L I V E



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Tue 28 Mar, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


by Dylan Thomas, performed by Guy Masterston Dylan Thomas’ timeless masterpiece is brought vividly to life – uncut and unexpurgated – in an astonishing, award-winning solo performance. Celebrating a day in the life of Llareggub’s ebullient inhabitants, all 69 characters are hilariously recreated in an amazing feat of memory and virtuosity. Made famous by Richard Burton's recording in 1954, Guy Masterson (Burton's nephew) returns to The Haymarket having previously created and starred in the sold out Animal Farm (2013). £16 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £13 (includes £2 booking fee)


Sat 1 Apr, 8pm

The Anvil


The Sound of Mucus

Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember: The Sound of Mucus. He recreates the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Don’t miss this amazing event. “Just gets funnier and funnier” The Guardian £25.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 1 Apr, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


Now in its sixth year with new songs for 2017! A full company delivers a show that combines great music, fun and laughter with the hits of Elvis, Dusty, Lulu, The Beatles, Sandie Shaw, Cilla and more, to ensure a brilliant night out is had by all! “Enthralled the entire audience who were all on their feet” Lincoln City Radio

£24 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £22 (includes £2 booking fee)


Sat 1 Apr, 8.15pm

Sun 2 Apr, 6pm

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Hard Times and Hard Travellin’

A captivating live documentary that sets the songs of Woody Guthrie in the context of the American 1930s – the Dust Bowl, the Depression, the New Deal and the state of popular music itself. The show highlights the blending of music and politics that marks Guthrie’s most powerful work including the hard-hitting songs Vigilante Man, Pretty Boy Floyd and I Ain’t Got No Home. £14.50 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £12.50 (includes £2 booking fee)


New Dimensions presents the premiere of

RUSHMOOR EPICS: SF CODY composed by Nathaniel Mann performed by Nepali & English Joint Traditional Musical Band This project is a collaboration between Rushmoor’s First Naumati Baja Gulmi UK band, consisting of ex-Gurkha officers and experimental folk composer and performer Nathaniel Mann. The result is a spectacular blend of Nepalese and British music. Rushmoor Epics celebrates moments in the area’s rich history and includes new compositions which draw on the life and times of local aviation legend and cowboy, SF Cody. £3 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sun 2 Apr, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


Direct from a hit season in London’s West End, the world class illusionists return for a spectacular night of mystery that’ll keep you guessing for a long time to come with their incredible mind reading, stunning close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions. Witness the impossible, including disappearances, teleportation and a heart-stopping finale. £23 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £18 (includes £2 booking fee)

Wed 5 Apr, 7.30pm

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Let’s Go Backwards Together

This performance is now sold out. Please contact the box office on 01256 844244 to join the waiting list. £29.50 (includes £2 booking fee) Parental guidance advised


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5 – 8 Apr, 7.30pm Thu & Sat 2pm

Fri 7 Apr, 6.15pm

The Haymarket Talking Scarlet presents

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The Deserted Churchyards The Weeping White Room Minnelieder – Zweites Minnewater

Kwamé Ryan conductor

by William Fairchild Charles Norbury is a successful writer of children’s books but he doesn't like children. An unlovable man, he has no friends, is arrogant, controlling, sadistic and cruel. His wife, starved of love and denied children of her own, has met another man. In their cottage in Surrey, a tape recorder has been left on during a conversation between his wife and her lover in which the latter plans the author’s murder. Charles’ secretary listens to the tape and hears the murder plot… “Earned prolonged applause” Brighton Argus Wed – Thu £22, Fri – Sat £24, 2pm performances £19 Over 65s £2 off, under 16s and f/t students £13 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 8 Apr


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Music of Today is the Philharmonia Orchestra’s flagship new music series. In a free performance before the full orchestra’s main evening concert, members of the Philharmonia perform contemporary music in a relaxed, informal setting. Three fascinating pieces by Bent Sørensen, the leading Danish composer of his generation. "A composer of his time, and also a wholehearted neoromantic. That is Bent Sørensen." Furen County Press Supported by an anonymous donor

Admission Free – please call the box office for tickets

Fri 7 Apr, 7.45pm

The Anvil


Brahms Hungarian Dances nos. 17-21 Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Dvořák Symphony no. 8 Sergey Khachatryan violin Jakub Hrůša Brahms’ popular Hungarian Dances were originally written for piano duet, and are heard here in orchestrations by Dvořák. Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto begins in heroic vein, followed by a tender and beautiful slow movement. The spectacular finale takes the form of a whirling Russian dance. Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony was written at his home in the depths of the rural Bohemia and is imbued with the spirit of folk music and the countryside. £40, £36, £29, £22, £14 Under 16s and f/t students £10 Relaxed screening £2 (includes £2 booking fee)

Thu 6 Apr, 7pm

The Anvil


The Hampshire Music Service teachers show off their musical skills. Orchestra, band, choir – something for everyone and a varied programme of great entertainment. £7 Over 65s and f/t students £5, under 18s £3 (includes £2 booking fee)

Over 65s and Platinum Friends standby tickets available on the day – please contact the box office for further details. The Philharmonia Orchestra is Anvil Arts Orchestra in Partnership

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Suitable for those on the autistic spectrum and with other disabilities. The entire concert be will screened as it happens in an autism-friendly atmosphere. Please book your ticket by calling 01256 844244.

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Sat 8 Apr, 7.30pm

Sun 9 Apr, 3pm

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Bach St Matthew Passion Ars Elequentiae

Under 13 Orchestra


Conducted by David Gibson The Croydon Philharmonic Choir and Basingstoke Choral Society are delighted to present St Matthew Passion, an oratorio written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727. Chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel of Matthew are set to music in what is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of classical sacred music.




Featuring the best young musical talent the UK has to offer, the NCO makes a welcome return to The Anvil for the first appearance of the 2017 Under 13 Orchestra. £24, £20, £17 Over 65s £2 off, f/t students £12, under 16s £7, under 5s free (includes £2 booking fee)

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

Sat 8 Apr, 7.45pm

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O’Hooley & Tidow are regarded as “one of British folk’s mightiest combinations” Mojo. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, Belinda and Heidi’s powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of hearts. “England's answer to the McGarrigles.”  The Guardian

£17 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £15 (includes £2 booking fee)

Tue 11 Apr, 2.30pm

The Haymarket The People's Theatre Company presents

DON’T DRIBBLE ON THE DRAGON by Steven Lee My brother has a dragon and he keeps it secretly Within a box beneath his socks. He’s hiding it from me… Tom is a toddler with a cool older brother, a secret dragon… and a dribbling problem that just won’t stop! When Tom’s endless drooling threatens to tear the brothers’ friendship apart can their dragon’s amazing magic help them put it back together again? Based on the fabulous new book by Steven Lee and with magic designed by the late Paul Daniels, this musical adventure about growing up and the importance of family is the perfect feel good show. “A heart-warming story full of love, laughs and sing along songs!” The Guide £12 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 2 and over and their families Running time: 60 minutes


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The world’s most famous Beatles tribute band continues to draw acclaim from across the globe with their stunning recreation of the greatest songbook of all time. Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the sixties, and with a little help from their orchestral ensemble, this is a not-to-be-missed spectacular for Beatlemaniacs of all ages. It's not the Beatles... but you simply won’t believe it! £30.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Thu 13 Apr, 7.30pm

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After an incredible three decades of touring, the UK’s No.1 Rock and Roll variety production That’ll Be The Day returns after a sold out performance earlier this year. This year’s production features a fresh new line-up of sensational gold hits, spanning the 50s right through to the 70s and 80s, mixed as always, with even more hilarious comedy. Welcome to the golden age of popular music... revived! £27 (includes £2 booking fee)

Thu 13 Apr, 7.45pm

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The dynamic and exhilarating duo of Will Pound and Eddy Jay leaves audiences breathless. The pair read each other instinctively, forging a path to new folk sounds. Will Pound is one of the finest harmonica players of his generation whose innovative style pushes the boundaries of his instrument and the folk genre. Eddy Jay is a real master of the accordion with the ability to turn it into an orchestra at his fingertips. £16.50 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £14.50 (includes £2 booking fee)



Sat 15 Apr, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


A collaboration of Quadrophenia

Recreating the Mod era, Who’s Next treats you to a show incorporating film and music as you watch Quadrophenia’s young Jimmy Cooper’s story unfold. Regarded as the UK’s number one tribute to The Who, they perform some of Pete Townshend’s adrenaline-fuelled hits – I Can’t Explain, Substitute, Pinball Wizard, My Generation, Baba O’Riley and a show-stopping version of Won’t Get Fooled Again. Original cast members, Ferdy and Spider (Gary Shail and Trevor Laird), will host the evening's entertainment. This is a must for any Who fan! £20 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 16 and over

Tue 18 Apr, 2pm

The Haymarket Tessa Bide's

THE TAP DANCING MERMAID Gather round for the Moon’s magical story about a tippetty-top tap dancer who he has been watching at night. Marina Skippett creeps down to the boardwalk every night to shuffle and stomp to the sounds of the sea. She can’t tap dance at home since her evil Aunty banned it. But then, one moonlit night, Marina meets a mysterious, watery boy and her life is never the same again! Featuring stunning puppets, original live music and tap dancing. “The experience is simply magical”

Manchester's Finest

£12 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 3 and over Running time: 50 minutes (no interval)

Wed 19 Apr, 7.45pm

The Anvil


For over 30 years, The Solid Silver 60s Show has entertained the nation and celebrated history’s most successful decade of music. We are delighted to welcome back Solid Silver 60s favourites The Merseybeats. Performing alongside them, after his successful appearance on last year’s tour, is Dave Berry. This stellar line-up is completed by Wayne Fontana, Vanity Fare, and special guest Chris Montez from the USA. £34, £31.50 (includes £2 booking fee)


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Wed 19 Apr, 8pm

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Papillon (Anna Phoebe and Nicolas Rizzi) is an acoustic violin/guitar duo influenced by Eastern melodies set within cinematic soundscapes. Anna has performed throughout the world with various artists (Jethro Tull, Roxy Music) and is now carving out a career with her own projects. £14.50 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £12.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Thu 20 Apr, 2pm

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Join children’s TV presenter Naomi Wilkinson in a show packed full of fun and surprises alongside Animal Mark and some of his scariest creatures. Hear Naomi recall some of her most exciting wildlife experiences from the far flung corners of the world as she introduces you to some of the fiercest and most frightening animals she met along the way! £19.50 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £16.50 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 5 and over

Fri 21 Apr, 8pm

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Right Man, Wrong Age

In this brand new show, Russell Kane unleashes another blisteringly funny stand-up performance about growing up and growing down. Multi-award winning Russell is best known as the host of BBC3‘s Live at the Electric. Most recently, he travelled the world with YouTube stars filming the new survival programme, Stupid Man, Smart Phone. Don't miss this chance to experience his witty and energetic style in person. £19 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 14 and over Fri 21 Apr, 8.15pm

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Powerful, hugely moving, warm, humane, inspired, funny and gutwrenchingly honest - these are just some of the adjectives used to describe Vin's performance. Vin’s career has spanned over 40 years. His songs are inspired by the folk tradition, but have transformed into gritty social comment and life observations. He is renowned for his hilarious intros, but for him his song lyrics are the crux of his performance. £14.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 22 Apr, 7.45pm

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Back to the Bedsit Tour

For 50 years, Al Stewart has been writing and singing songs. Now he's going on tour with acoustic versions from his musical back catalogue, going all the way back to the bedsit with Bedsitter Images. Stewart came to stardom as part of the British folk revival in the sixties and seventies. He is perhaps best known for his hit Year of the Cat. £34.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 22 Apr, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


The Kast Off Kinks are former members of 60s band The Kinks, back together to relive the good times. This great line-up features original drummer Mick Avory, John Dalton (bass/vocals, Kinks 60s and 70s), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 80s and 90s, and still with Ray Davies), and Dave Clarke (guitar/vocals, formerly of The Beach Boys. Expect all the hits, including You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Come Dancing, and many more for a great night out. £22 (includes £2 booking fee)



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An Easter Pantomime

Join our heroes Robin Hood and Maid Marian in this swashbuckling, arrow-slinging, tights-wearing comedy adventure! With an all-star cast, including Britain’s Got Talent winner George Sampson as Robin Hood, children’s TV favourite Dani Harmer from CBBC’s Tracy Beaker and Strictly Come Dancing as Maid Marian and X-Factor runner-up Andy Abraham as the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham. Robin Hood will be packed full of laugh-outloud comedy routines, stunning dances, show-stopping songs and heaps of audience participation… Oh yes it will! £21 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £19 (includes £2 booking fee)

Wed 26 Apr, 7.30pm

The Haymarket



Sara Pascoe is an animal. After publishing a book exploring the evolution of the female body, Sara now considers further issues. Are humans naturally bad? How do we become better? Do we really have to die? And, gulp, should she have a baby? Sara has appeared on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You? and 8 Out of 10 Cats. £14 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 15 and over


Thu 27 Apr, 7.30pm

Thu 27 Apr, 7.30pm

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The Haymarket

Opera and Ballet International Ltd presents Puccini's

LA BOHÈME A brand new production traditionally staged featuring beautiful sets and costumes, as well as a brass band. One of the most romantic operas ever written, La bohème tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer. This tale of Parisian love and loss features many famous arias including Your Tiny Hand is Frozen, They Call Me Mimi and Musetta’s Waltz. £38, £34, £30 Under 16s and f/t students half price, Over 65s £2 off (includes £2 booking fee) Sung in Italian with English surtitles

“Authentic, tender and passionate” Daily Telegraph

Thu 27 Apr, 7.45pm

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OH SUSANNA / HANNAH SANDERS and BEN SAVAGE A special double-bill of Canadian singer/songwriter Oh Susanna and English duo Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage. The trio performed four shows in Canada in late 2016, and bring the collaboration to the UK for a short run. See three amazing artists present their work. £15.50 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £13.50 (includes £2 booking fee)


A multi-award winning rock/blues band with a back catalogue to die for, King King are no ordinary band. The band underscores Alan Nimmo, a virtuoso frontman possessed of an almost impolite level of charisma and the talent to back it up. Nimmo’s fullblooded style, technical brilliance and impassioned vocals are infectious and instantly recognisable. Expect killer songs performed with true passion, by a fist-tight line-up. “Hot, Blue and Righteous” Classic Rock £22 (includes £2 booking fee)



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How Wild The Wind Blows – Performing the Songs and Poems of Molly Drake

In the eyes of The Unthanks and increasingly amongst others, Molly Drake’s work is extraordinary enough to rank alongside and independently of her brilliant son Nick. With encouragement from the Drake musical estate and the full blessing and enthusiasm of celebrated actress Gabrielle Drake (Molly’s daughter and Nick’s sister), The Unthanks are sure to relish the opportunity. £22 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 29 Apr, 8pm


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Live on Stage – A Night of Food and Fun with Gino

This performance is now sold out. Please contact the box office on 01256 844244 to join the waiting list. £29.50 (includes £2 booking fee) Please be aware this show may contain adult language not suitable for young children

Sat 29 Apr, 8.15pm

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Dashes of ragtime, country blues, rock ‘n’ roll and a blade of bluegrass, all cemented together with pint-sized Cherry's powerhouse, energy-a-plenty, smoky vocals. Like most great performers, Cherry is best experienced live, she's got passion, power and an explosive onstage attitude. £15.50 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £13.50 (includes £2 booking fee) Sat 29 Apr, 7.30pm

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Voted into the Top 5 must see tribute bands by Classic Rock Magazine, Viva Santana have taken their superb interpretation of the Carlos Santana Latino rock/blues back catalogue from Cuba to Spain. Expect classy guitar licks over danceable percussion, as the band roll their way through Samba Pati, Changes, Soul Sacrifice and other highlights from Santana's 30 year career. £20 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sun 30 Apr, 7pm

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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 songs from Les Misérables and a selection of classical and light music performed by wind orchestras, string orchestra, percussion ensemble, choirs and symphony orchestra. £14, £13 Under 16s £2 off (includes £2 booking fee)

Thu 4 May, 7.45pm

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2017 sees a brand new show from Mnozil Brass - in fact it's so new, Mnozil still have no name for it! This septet from Vienna is probably the strangest brass ensemble ever. With their musical virtuosity mixed with their own special kind of comedy, the only way to describe Mnozil Brass is possibly to label them the Monty Python of the music world. With 130 performances a year worldwide, they really have to be seen to be believed. £32 (includes £2 booking fee)




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3 – 6 May, 7.30pm Thu & Sat 2pm

The Haymarket Talking Scarlet presents

by Brian Clemens starring Brian Capron (Coronation Street), Corrinne Wicks and Gary Turner (Emmerdale) April 1939. An English couple, Peter and Suzy, are living in Provence in idyllic isolation, far it seems, from the rumblings of the coming war. Their peace is shattered from within when Suzy discovers she has been betrayed: Peter is not the man he claims to be. Suzy's life is thrown into turmoil as the possibility arises that Peter may in fact be a ruthless killer on the run. When a Scotland Yard detective arrives, events become even more complicated and frightening... Lies, subterfuge and murder make this fastmoving thriller a dark and disturbing roller coaster of bluff and double bluff. Wed – Thu £22, Fri - Sat £24, 2pm performance £19 Over 65s £2 off, under 16s and f/t students £13 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 6 May


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

“What a play. It's certainly one of the best murder mysteries I've seen and grips you by the throat from start to finish... the plot is full of twists and turns” The Stage



Thu 4 May, 8pm

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One of the most highly accomplished and critically acclaimed Celtic roots music bands in Britain today, Jamie Smith’s Mabon have built their reputation on their exhilarating live performances and deftly worked recordings. Mabon’s infectious and toe-tappingly good music explores the styles of the Celtic tradition and works them anew; an irresistible blend of world music and Celtic roots, filled with energy, joy and passion. “A class act” fROOTS £16.50 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £14.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Fri 5 May, 7.45pm

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Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Lalo Symphonie espagnole Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Alexandra Soumm violin James Gaffigan Debussy’s ground-breaking prelude is a delicate and subtle translation into sound of a lazy summer afternoon. Written for his friend the great violinist Sarasate, Lalo’s delightful Symphonie espagnole is full of both seductive melodies and technical invention. Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral suite takes tales from the Arabian Nights and dresses them in gorgeous, inventive orchestral colours to make a dramatic and satisfying work. £40, £36, £29, £22, £14 Under 16s and f/t students £10 (includes £2 booking fee) Over 65s and Platinum Friends tickets available on day This concert is also available on subscription – please contact the box office for further details


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Sat 6 May, 7.30pm

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Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances John Rutter Suite for Strings Hampshire County Youth Orchestra – Carl Clausen Hampshire County Youth String Orchestra – Brian Lloyd Wilson Come and celebrate with the best and most talented of Hampshire young musicians. Youthful exuberance matched with strong commitment and a real desire to perform will make for a memorable and unforgettable evening. £12 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £8 (includes £2 booking fee)


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Ben Portsmouth, a multi-talented musician, singer and songwriter, had Elvis in his blood from an early age. Audiences quickly realised that this was someone with a special talent. He looked like Elvis, sang like Elvis and had an onstage charisma that had audiences believing at times they were watching Elvis himself. Internationally renowned as one of the top tributes today, Ben will show you why he is regarded as the best in the business. £29 (includes £2 booking fee)

Wed 10 May, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


Ventoux is the most fearsome mountain encountered on the Tour de France.

“The performance is a true tour de force”

It is also the story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani – whose drug-fuelled race there in 2000 was the greatest cycling had ever seen. Ventoux charts the parallel lives of these champions who overcame great adversity in tandem, and the mountain that cast them in opposing directions.

The Public Reviews

Join 2Magpies as they restage the race using breath-taking video accompaniment and a pair of road bikes, asking the question – how far will we go to succeed? £12 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £10 (includes £2 booking fee)

Wed 10 May, 8pm

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from the Red Wine Serenaders

Veronica Sbergia and Max De Bernardi passionately play country blues, jug band and rural music from the 20s and 30s. They like to keep this precious musical heritage alive faithfully reproducing its original sound, using ukulele, washboard, kazoo, resophonic guitars and double bass. “Good time blues is alive and well and residing in... Milan, Italy. A band with a mission” Folk and Roots Magazine £14.50 Under 16s, over 65s and f/t students £12.50 (includes £2 booking fee)


Thu 11 May, 7.45pm

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A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Bye Bye Baby takes you back in time on a musical journey through the career of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The show celebrates the greatest hits such as Beggin', Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man, December ’63 (Oh What A Night), Bye Bye Baby, Can't Take My Eyes off You and Grease. An unforgettable night of nostalgia. £22.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Thu 11 May, 8pm

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France’s finest flâneur - and winner of the Chortle Award 2015 and Fringe World Best Comedy Award 2013 - brings a new interactive show to the baying masses. A kind of self-help group where everyone potentially leaves more depressed. Expect louche musings, deadpan wit and Gallic superiority. As seen on The John Bishop Show and Sky Atlantic’s Set List.

“Who can resist Marcel Lucont?…” ★★★★ Scotsman

£16 Over 65s and f/t students £14 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 16 and over

Fri 12 May, 7.45pm

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Heresy II Heritage Tour

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, allstrumming ukulele players (the clue is in the name), which holds that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as long as they are played on the ukulele. A concert by the Ukulele Orchestra is a funny, virtuosic, twanging, awesome, foot-stomping obituary of rock-n-roll and melodious light entertainment featuring only the ‘bonsai guitar’ and a menagerie of voices in a collision of post-punk performance and toe-tapping oldies. £26 (includes £2 booking fee)

“The best musical entertainment in the country” The Independent



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Fri 12 May, 8pm

The Haymarket


30th Anniversary 2017

Renowned for a string of soulful yet socially aware hits, including Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Harvest for the World, Hooverville and many more, The Christians enjoyed huge acclaim in the late 80s and early 90s, both in the UK and Europe. Still headed by enigmatic lead singer Garry Christian described by the press as having ‘one of the finest voices in pop’. £25 (includes £2 booking fee)

Fri 12 May, 8pm

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Carter Sampson is an Okie-born singer/songwriter with a big country voice and songs to match. Her 2016 album, Wilder Side, was championed by Bob Harris, Maverick, CMP and Folk Radio UK. With a musical family legacy that includes talents like Roy Orbison, she began experimenting with sound aged 15 as a way to pass the time; now her creativity has matured into the dedicated and passionate performance that makes her a favourite female vocalist. £14.50 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £12.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 13 May, 8pm

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Best known as the lead singer of Bellowhead, Jon is heading out on a solo tour for the first time. This new show combines elements from the broad creative span of his career, from the self-penned songs of debut solo album Painted Lady – material from Bellowhead, Spiers & Boden, Songs From The Floodplain, and his A Folk Song A Day project in which he recorded 365 folk songs in one year. Jon Boden is a true folk dynamo you won't want to miss. £22 (includes £2 booking fee)



Sat 13 May, 8.15pm

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Virtuoso Syrian qanun player Maya Youssef comes from a family of artists. Her virtuosity and innovative approach to playing a traditional instrument expanded her audiences to international platforms. As a keen collaborator with musicians from all parts of the world, Maya is constantly pushing the boundaries of her instrument. Maya perceives herself as a messenger of the true face of Syria and a tradition which has ancient roots. £15 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £13 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sun 14 May, 9.45am & 1pm

The Anvil (Circle foyer)


A day of musical workshops and performances for all the family. Anvi Arts has teamed up with Hampshire Music Hub to create a day of vibrant world music-making. All workshops are for all abilities and include Javanese Gamelan, West African Drumming, Samba, Cajón, Indian Tabla, Japanese Taiko and Steel Drums. Day ticket (4 workshops) £7.50 AM/PM only ticket (2 workshops) £5 (includes access to performances) Performance only ticket £2 (includes £2 booking fee) Under 7s free on the day Suitable for: ages 7 and over. Younger children are welcome, but must be accompanied by a participating adult

16 – 20 May, 7.30pm Sat 2.30pm

The Haymarket Basingstoke Amateur Theatrical Society presents

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT Lovingly ripped off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. With beautiful show girls, some cows, killer rabbits and French people, Spamalot has something for everyone (did we mention the beautiful show girls?). This multi-award-winning musical features tunes more magical than a Camelot convention, including Find Your Grail, The Song That Goes Like This and the nation's favourite Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life. Please note: the show contains adult humour and lots of silliness!

Opening night £18.50 (no concessions), all other performances £23.50 Over 65s and f/t students £21.50, under 16s £15 (includes £2 booking fee) Early booker offer: £2 off (offer valid until 31 Mar or first 300 tickets sold – whichever comes first)


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Thu 18 May, 7.45pm

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Of all the stars in folk music’s wondrous firmament, few shine as brightly as Kate Rusby. You're sure to be thoroughly entertained by Kate’s choice of much-loved songs from her back catalogue stretching over two decades, together with a selection of fresh new songs from her latest album Life in a Paper Boat. As ever, she will be joined on stage by the cream of British folk musicians. Kate's breath-taking singing and hugely engaging Yorkshire wit are certain to make this a truly remarkable and unforgettable concert. £26 Under 16s £21 (includes £2 booking fee)

Fri 19 May, 7.45pm

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Westphalia is not an Option

This performance is now sold out. Please contact the box office on 01256 844244 to join the waiting list. Extra date (2 Nov) added due to phenomenal public demand! £18.50 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 16 and over

Fri 19 May, 8pm

The Forge

LAURA CORTESE & THE DANCE CARDS When contributors to the UK’s R2 magazine submitted their Best of The Year lists for publication, reviewer David Innes declared that Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards had been his “most memorable gig” of the past twelve months, saying they “swung and rocked with constraint-free exuberance, tugging at and capturing the hearts of everyone.” £15.50 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £13.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

20 – 21 May Sat 11.30am & 2.30pm Sun 11.30am

The Anvil

A brand new dino-mite adventure! Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across uncharted territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child's favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan and Segnosaurus, to name a few. Book now for this entertaining and mind-expanding Jurassic adventure, live on stage. £14.50 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 3 and over Running Time: 50 mins, followed by a 15 min post show ‘meat and greet’ with the dinosaurs!




BOX OFFICE 01256 844244 Wed 24 May, Doors 7pm


The Anvil


The Ultimate Collection

There are very few singers who embody an incredible sound you instantly recognise. That captivating, spine tingling, soulful, big voice that warrants superstar status. Anastacia is just this. A superstar. With hits including I’m Outta Love, Paid My Dues and Left Outside Alone, she has topped charts all over the world. After twice overcoming breast cancer, 2016 saw Anastacia embark on an extensive European tour before competing in Strictly Come Dancing. Come and enjoy this new phase of Anastacia's career with all the hits, live in concert. Tue 23 May, 7.45pm

The Anvil


Rimsky-Korsakov Sadko – a musical picture Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no. 2 Mussorgsky Dawn over the Moscow River Pictures at an Exhibition Freddy Kempf piano Yuri Simonov Music from Rimsky-Korsakov’s shimmering fairy-tale masterpiece opens this all-Russian programme from one of the world’s great orchestras. Rachmaninov’s passionate lyrical concerto is a favourite amongst his works. The peaceful and evocative prelude to Mussorgsky’s opera Khovanshchina is followed by the composer’s suite of musical pictures, which includes castles, chicks and catacombs, culminating in the unforgettable grandeur of the great Gate of Kiev. £40, £36, £29, £22, £14 Under 16s and f/t students £10 Relaxed screening £2 (includes £2 booking fee) Over 65s and Platinum Friends standby tickets available on the day – please contact the box office for further details.

6.30pm The Forge


with Jonathan James To book your free ticket please call the box office on 01256 844244

The Forge


Suitable for those on the autistic spectrum and with other disabilities. The entire concert be will screened as it happens in an autism-friendly atmosphere. Please book your ticket by calling 01256 844244.

£39.50 VIP packages available – Gold £212, Silver £112 (includes £2 booking fee). Please note that VIP packages do not include a ticket to the concert and are not available online.



24 - 27 May, 7.30pm Thu & Sat 2pm

The Haymarket Talking Scarlet presents

KISS OF DEATH by Simon Williams Actress Zoe Lang attends a most unusual improvisation workshop and finds herself auditioning to be the bait for a real-life serial killer. Taking on the role of a young runaway, Zoe meets the sinister and manipulative John Smith. Layer upon layer of twisted unreality is stripped away as Zoe and the police home in on their target... With a hard-hitting, tightly-structured storyline, this very modern thriller is packed with plenty of dark, sardonic humour to punctuate its mood of prevailing menace. Wed - Thu £22, Fri - Sat £24, 2pm performance £19 Over 65s £2 off, under 16s and f/t students £13 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 27 May


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

MAY Fri 26 May, 7.45pm

The Anvil


The ‘First Lady of Celtic Music’ and voice of Clannad returns to The Anvil with her solo tour. When Bono stated recently, “I think she has one of the greatest voices the human ear has ever experienced”, he was heralding what many people know already about Moya Brennan. She sings like no one you’ve ever heard before! Her live shows bristle with fresh, effortless vocals, and an innovative approach to traditional Irish music makes for a gentle yet commanding presence on stage. Lovers of time-honoured folk songs will find plenty to satisfy their cravings, while newcomers will love Moya's firm grasp of contemporary styles. With all the musicality and power of Clannad but with added heart-warming intimacy, this will be a rich and moving night of vibrant folk-inspired music. £24 (includes £2 booking fee)

Fri 26 May, 8pm

The Forge


Nation's Sweetheart

In his debut tour Stephen tackles the art of conversation. With so much social media, have we forgotten how to just sit and engage with each other on a human level? And are we still able to express ourselves in more than 140 characters? Fresh from appearances on Safeword and Celebrity Big Brother, Stephen takes to the road in his quest to be crowned the nation’s sweetheart. £14 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 16 and over

BOX OFFICE 01256 844244


Sat 27 May, 7.30pm

The Anvil


Bringing their hit London Palladium show to Basingstoke, Des O'Connor joins Jimmy Tarbuck on stage for this rare event. Two legends of television, show-business and of the Royal Variety Performance come together, accompanied by a live band and video to reminisce and entertain for one night only! Don’t miss this night of entertainment history. £30 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 27 May, 7.45pm

The Forge


Known for his work with Cahalen Morrison, Tim O’Brien, Jayme Stone and more, the Seattle-based singer and multi-instrumentalist oozes understated talent. Eli’s recent debut solo album, The Both, sees him taking the lead, on electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, and pedal steel. £15 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £13 (includes £2 booking fee)

Tue 30 May 2pm & 6pm

The Anvil


Dick & Dom are about to be unleashed at The Anvil! In a show that promises to get the whole family on their feet, the performance will be full of madcap challenges and audience participation games that are guaranteed to have you in stitches. The BAFTA winning stars of such memorable shows as Diddy TV, Absolute Genius with Dick & Dom, The Legend of Dick & Dom and of course Dick & Dom in Da Bungalow will be bringing their inimitable bundle of fun and anarchy to life. *WARNING - You may get messy*

£14 Under 16s £12 (includes £2 booking fee)

“Quite extraordinary!” Bob Harris - BBC Radio 2



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Tue 30 May, 2pm

The Haymarket


The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969, selling more than 43 million copies worldwide. Eric’s well-known book introduced generations of children to a bigger, brighter world – and to their first experience of reading. Now the timeless tale makes its way off the page and onto the stage. This acclaimed production features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric’s stories; The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly, and of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. £12 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: all ages Running time: 60 minutes

Wed 31 May, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


starring Stewart Francis, Justin Moorhouse and Jim Tavare with compere Jarred Christmas The All-Star Stand-Up Tour is back with three more top comedians alongside returning compere Jarred Christmas. This year’s line-up includes Canadian one-liner king and star of Mock the Week, Stewart Francis, from Phoenix Nights and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Justin Moorhouse and the BAFTA Awardwinning Jim Tavare, as seen on The Sketch Show and in Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban. Don’t miss the biggest comedy tour of the year. £22 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 15 and over

Thu 1 Jun, 7.30pm

The Anvil


featuring GILSON LAVIS with special guest CHRIS DIFFORD and guest vocalists RUBY TURNER, LOUISE MARSHALL and BETH ROWLEY Jools Holland continues to dazzle audiences across the UK with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and their exuberant live performances. Always a sell out at The Anvil, don't miss this phenomenal show. £44, £38 (includes £2 booking fee)



Sat 3 Jun, 7.45pm

The Anvil


Celebrating the sound of a generation

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, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and many more. £28 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £26 (includes £2 booking fee)

Thu 8 Jun, 7.30pm

The Anvil


Somewhere in Time

Strictly’s Ian and Natalie are back on the road with a bang. This new dance spectacular will provide full on entertainment and romance, with Ballroom, Latin and lots of laughs and stories along the way. The pro pairing have been on our screens for eight years of Strictly Come Dancing, and are well known for their high intensity performances, which have pushed the boundaries of dance and brought out the best of their celebrity partners. £28, £26, Meet and greet £22 Over 65s and under 16s £26.50, £24.50 (includes £2 booking fee) Please note the Meet and Greet ticket does not include a ticket to the performance. Meet and Greet tickets cannot be booked online.


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Thu 8 Jun, 7.45pm

The Forge


Internationally acclaimed Cuban violinist Omar Puente will be undertaking this tour as band leader to promote his renowned new CD Best Foot Forward. A world-class musician who has developed a distinctive strand of jazz, Omar has performed in both classical and jazz genres to positive audiences worldwide. £15.50 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £13.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Thu 8 Jun, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


Direct from sold out shows in London’s West End, Graeme takes you on his own journey through the Seven Kingdoms. Unhappy with how his beloved books were realised for the TV series, he has taken it upon himself to show you how it should have been done. He doesn’t quite have the same budget, or as many cast members, or the performance skill required, but he’s sure George would approve – it’s a rollercoaster ride of beheadings, incest and war. Created by a team of some of the UK’s top comedy writers, Graeme of Thrones is an original and un-authorised parody on the international phenomenon that is Game of Thrones. A treat for fans and an introduction for the unenlightened. See it before the inevitable lawsuit. £19 (includes £2 booking fee)

“Stupidly enjoyable... their comic timing is superb” The Stage

Suitable for: ages 16 and over

Fri 9 Jun, 8pm

The Anvil


Content Provider

After four years writing and performing his TV show Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Content Provider is Stewart’s first brand new fulllength show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World. “The most consistently funny show of his brilliant career... I laughed till it hurt” ★★★★★ The Times £25 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 16 and over



Fri 9 Jun, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


Arte Flamenco Puro

Juan Martín, a truly awe-inspiring guitarist, composer and all-encompassing musician returns to tour the UK with a new flamenco programme of music, song and dance direct from Spain. Martín’s latest show features the 18 year old flamenco dance star from Cádiz, Raquel Gonzalez, and the extraordinary singer Antonio Aparecida. Gonzalez’s tremendous footwork, the passion of Aparecida’s voice and the unmistakable poetry and emotion of one of the world’s leading guitarists make for a truly unmissable performance. £18 (includes £2 booking fee)

Fri 9 Jun, 8.15pm

The Forge


Founder member of The Furrow Collective, The Emily Portman Trio and The Shee, singer and harpist Rachel Newton also writes and performs her own solo material. Both solo and with her trio featuring Lauren MacColl on fiddle and Mattie Foulds on percussion, Rachel performs songs in English and Scottish Gaelic alongside original instrumental compositions. “Haunting vocals and elegant harp” The Guardian £16.50 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £14.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 10 Jun, 7.30pm

The Anvil


Piano Portraits

Currently celebrating his 50th year as a professional musician, keyboard player songwriter and broadcaster Rick Wakeman recently made chart history when his Piano Portraits album became the first solo piano album to enter the UK’s Top 10. Piano Portraits features instrumental versions of hits Rick originally performed on (Space Oddity, Morning Has Broken) and some he didn’t (I’m Not In Love, Stairway To Heaven), as well as a selection of his favourite classical pieces (Berceuse, Clair de Lune). During his show, Rick will be performing music from Piano Portraits, interspersed with anecdotes about his music and his career, told in his own inimitable fashion! £28 (includes £2 booking fee)


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Sat 10 Jun, 11am & 2.30pm

The Haymarket


Izzy wizzy let's get busy! Sooty is back in a brand-new show with guaranteed giggles for the whole family! Direct from CITV, Sooty, Sweep and Soo head into town accompanied by TV’s Richard Cadell. Mr Slater has put Richard in charge of running the show but nothing is going to plan! Sooty's magic tricks turn very messy and Sweep's escapology act has him all tied up. Maybe Soo and her tap dancing will save the day? With special guest stars Butch and Ramsbottom. Expect magic, music and mayhem with buckets full of audience participation. A spectacular treat for Sooty fans old and new - plus a chance to meet Richard and Sooty in a meet and greet after the show! £13 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 3 and over Running time: 90 minutes (with interval)

Sun 11 Jun, 5pm

The Haymarket Theatretrain Basingstoke presents

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL The stage adaptation of the hugely successful Disney movie. Watch the twists and turns of the lovable schoolmates – Troy, the super-popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella, the super-smart transfer student and science class genius – as they surf the tricky tides of peer pressure and canteen cliques to follow their dreams and score the leads in the big school show. Disney’s High School Musical on Stage! explores issues of friendship, first love, and acceptance. £14 Over 65s, under 16s £12 (includes £2 booking fee)

Thu 15 Jun, 8pm

The Anvil


Join Rich and his virtuoso musical mates for a mash-up of music, comedy and gratuitous colouration. Performing will be Rich’s regular band of talented and chronically unemployable urchins. The floor will reek of liquor and spent dreams. £19 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 14 and over. Parental guidance advised – likely to contain strong language and adult content.



Thu 15 Jun, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


The Québec-based quartet never fail to delight crowds with their glorious mix of fiddle and foot-tapping, guitar, accordion, piano, bass, hurdy-gurdy and wonderful four part harmonies. The band delivers catchy songs and tunes, inspired and influenced by Québec traditional folk styles, and their well-polished musical arrangements simply enhance this uplifting repertoire. £21 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £19 (includes £2 booking fee)

Fri 16 Jun, 7.45pm 16 June to 9 July

The Anvil


Now in the fifth decade of her career, Elkie Brooks is still proving to be one of the most powerful and versatile vocal talents of her generation. With numerous hit singles, million selling albums and awards, her annual tours are a treat for fans old and new. 2017 will see Elkie release her 21st studio album which promises to be one of her most exciting yet. An electric evening with Elkie is guaranteed to leave you begging for more. £29.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Fri 16 Jun, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


When Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and friends sang of love, the times certainly were a-changin’… From Mr Tambourine Man to Sound of Silence, from Both Sides Now to Imagine, international vocalists and multiinstrumentalists Andante, featuring Vee Sweeney and Mark Rowson, bring vibrant new interpretations to these timeless tunes and wonderful words. Come on a journey through some of the greatest songs of our time. All these great songwriters told us to make love, not war. Now, once again, we need these songs more than ever. Come and enjoy a terrific evening of unforgettable music £17.50 (includes £2 booking fee)


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Fri 16 Jun, 8pm

The Forge


Derek Gripper translates the classic songs of the 21-string West African kora onto the six strings of the guitar with amazing precision and feeling. With the seal of approval from Toumani Diabate himself, Gripper will amaze and transport you in equal measure. “Gripper has cracked it… his playing has a depthless beauty.” Songlines “It’s hard to imagine a more impressive and passionate rendering.” Afropop Worldwide £14.50 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £12.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 17 Jun, 7.30pm

The Anvil


With over 130 years of proud history behind them, the Brighouse and Rastrick Band is most popularly known for their 1977 hit The Floral Dance which earned them both Silver and Gold Discs to international acclaim. Today, the band continues to make its mark on the new century, whilst maintaining a first-class and formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts of wide public appeal. £20 (incudes £2 booking fee)

Sat 17 Jun, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


Miller & More

IJO Big Band return to showcase the music of the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Come and enjoy some of Miller's most famous melodies, such as In the Mood, String of Pearls and Little Brown Jug as IJO take you on a journey through his music as well as lesser known gems. £15 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sun 18 Jun, 4pm

20 – 21 Jun, 7pm

The Haymarket

The Anvil

A new production combining various Indian classical styles with spoken words and poetry composed to modern music.

One Sun, One World


£14 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £12 (includes £2 booking fee)


by Peter Rose and Anne Conlon This annual concert brings together around 25 primary schools, involving over 500 children in a massed choir, orchestra and dance extravaganza! This exciting yet moving musical production was commissioned by WWF-UK for their 50th anniversary to celebrate our astonishing planet. Please note that a different set of children will perform each night. Parents should contact schools to find out when children are performing.

£12 (includes £2 booking fee)



Fri 23 Jun, 7.45pm

The Anvil


16 June to 9 July

Strictly sweethearts Kevin and Karen Clifton tour the UK for the first time with their sensational new live show – 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, heartpounding choreography and sparkling costumes. Kevin and Karen will dazzle audiences as they weave their own spellbinding style of ballroom magic. Backed by a supporting cast of dancers and a live 12-piece show band, the couple's most famous, edge-of-your-seat routines are brought to the stage. £47, £39.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

Fri 23 Jun, 8pm

The Forge


Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. Renowned for his prowess as a slide guitarist, Martin is a rare find in the UK in his playing lap slide. £15 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £13 (includes £2 booking fee)

23 - 25 Jun Fri 1.30pm Sat & Sun 11am & 2pm

The Haymarket


Live on Stage!

A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood Based on the book by Judith Kerr The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, furry, stripy tiger! Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the beloved tale of teatime mayhem... expect to be surprised! £14.50 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 3 and over Running time: 55 minutes


“A rare and grrreat achievement” ★★★★ Mail on Sunday


BOX OFFICE 01256 844244 “A voice that swoons and soothes” Rolling Stone

Sat 24 Jun, 7.45pm

The Anvil


Borodin Overture: Prince Igor Bruch Scottish Fantasy Vaughan Williams  Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty Suite Stephen Scotchmer conductor Sara Deborah Struntz violin After the sudden death of Borodin, Prince Igor was completed by Rimsky-Korsakov and his pupil, Glazunov. The Overture is almost entirely Glazunov's work and contains some brilliant orchestration. Based on Scottish folk melodies, Bruch's nostalgic Scottish Fantasy was described by Bernard Shaw as ‘better than his concertos’! The Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis is considered by many to be Vaughan Williams’ finest orchestral work. Gluck’s ethereal and haunting Dance of the Blessed Spirits takes us to the warm climes of Greece and its mythology. Telling the tale of Princess Aurora, Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty Suite is a perennial favourite. £24, £19, £13 Over 65s £2 off, under 16s & f/t students £2 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 24 Jun, 8pm

The Forge


Erin walks the line between old-school folk and modern Americana, creating a sound that nods to her influences while pushing ahead toward something new. It's music that breathes, filled with pedal steel, vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, bright bursts of melody and plenty of space. It's also music that's taken her halfway across the world, from Nashville to Switzerland. £15 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £13 (includes £2 booking fee)

Priority booking: £2 off if booked by 13 May

Tue 27 Jun, 8pm

The Anvil


The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

Jimmy Carr has gathered a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s tour distils everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. £29.50 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 16 and over

Tue 27 Jun, 8.15pm

The Forge

TUNDE JEGEDE Tunde Jegede is a 21st century Renaissance man who bridges African and European musical traditions. He is an internationally renowned kora player, cellist and composer, whose soul-stirring music blends the ebb and flow of traditional kora playing with his own dynamic contemporary compositions. In this solo concert Tunde brings his rich musical legacies and sound worlds to life which take the listener on a journey to the heart of Malian griot culture. With re-imagined cinematic imagery of ancient Africa, it is a meditative musical experience that touches on the essence of our being. £15 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £13 (includes £2 booking fee)



Wed 28 Jun, 7.45pm

The Anvil


16 June to 9 July

Bach Goes to Paris

Campra Suite: Les Fêtes Vénetiennes JCF Fischer Suite no. 7 from Le journal du printemps Bach Suite no. 4 Rameau Suite: Les Indes Galantes Bach Suite no. 3 William Christie It’s well known that Bach never left Germany, but what would have happened if he had visited Paris during his lifetime? Would he have met Rameau? The French Baroque suite was a very popular form in Germany and could encompass a great variety of music, as demonstrated in these pieces, from the famous Air on the G string to the magnificent Chaconne from Les Indes galantes, and from the grace of Campra to the boisterous Rejouissance which ends Bach’s fourth suite. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is Anvil Arts Orchestra in Association

6.30pm The Forge


To book your free ticket please call the box office on 01256 844244 £24, £19 (includes £2 booking fee)

Thu 29 Jun, 7.30pm Wed 28 Jun, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


At Home with Jane Austen

“The undisputed Queen of TV history” The Guardian Dr Lucy Worsley is passionate about making history engaging to the widest possible audience. Her new biography of Jane Austen dispells the myth of the cynical, lonely spinster – Lucy instead offers us a witty and passionate woman of her time, who refused to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy. Lucy is Chief Curator at Historic Royal palaces as well as a hugely popular writer, broadcaster and speaker. £18, Ticket plus a copy of Lucy's book £30.50 (not available online) (includes £2 booking fee)

Stay in your seat after the show for a free post-show talk and book signing.

The Haymarket


Antonio Forcione, Seckou Keita, Adriano Adewale

Three phenomenal musicians come together to form the AKA Trio; an energetic, exhilarating and sensational show of musicianship, rich in cultural influences. Internationally acclaimed Antonio Forcione from Italy is a master of his game, not only as one of the great acoustic guitarists but globally respected for his compositions. Award-winning Seckou Keita from Senegal is one of the world’s most respected kora players and Adriano Adewale is a composer/percussionist from Brazil whose natural charisma matches his originality. “The most epic trio of musical perfection I have ever come across...mesmerised” Three Weeks £20 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £18 (includes £2 booking fee)


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Fri 30 Jun, 7.45pm

Fri 30 Jun, 7.30pm

The Anvil

The Haymarket


NYJO brings a night of thrilling big band jazz to The Anvil. Classics from the big band canon sit alongside brand new commissions and arrangements in this world-class band featuring the next generation of the UK’s finest jazz musicians. £17 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £15 (includes £2 booking fee)

Ballet Cymru and The Riverfront Theatre present

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by William Shakespeare Award-winning Ballet Cymru present a stunning version of Shakespeare's most magical play. This funny and heart-warming adaptation features vibrant classical choreography danced by some of the finest dancers around to Mendelssohn's joyous music. A world of magic and mayhem.

Fri 30 Jun, 8pm

The Forge

“Impressively able dancers and a choreographer who can make use of every gift they have.”

Misty Moon presents

The Sunday Telegraph

AN AUDIENCE WITH ROBIN ASKWITH Best remembered for the Confessions of… films, Robin Askwith was dubbed the King of Elstree Studios in the 1970s. At the height of his career he worked with the likes of Pier Paulo Pasolini, Franco Zeffirelli, Pamela Stephenson, Rula Lenska, Leonard Rossiter and even Darth Vader!

£19 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £17 (includes £2 booking fee)

Come and hear the stories first hand by the cheeky chappie himself as he takes us on a history of his theatre, film and TV career. You won't be disappointed. £12 (includes £2 booking fee) Suitable for: ages 16 and over

Sat 1 Jul, 7.30pm

The Haymarket


The Rod Stewart Story

Some Guys Have all the Luck celebrates the career of one of rock’s greatest performers. Paul Metcalfe assumes Rod’s persona right down to the last detail – from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time. Including all the massive hits – Maggie May, Baby Jane and Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? and timeless Motown tunes from the album Soulbook. £21.50 (includes £2 booking fee)


Sat 1 Jul, 7.45pm

Sun 2 Jul, 4pm

The Anvil

The Anvil




16 June to 9 July

Saturday night and the lights are low… The Anvil is the place to go… join the fantabba-ulous party of the year as the 40th anniversary of ABBA’s greatest hit Dancing Queen is celebrated in sequin-spangled style.

Revueltas Sensemayá

ABBA and Bee Gees classics abound. Rocking the retro sounds of Mamma Mia, Stayin’ Alive, Super Trouper, Night Fever and Waterloo to lycra-tight perfection.

Hampshire County Youth Orchestra – Carl Clausen Hampshire County Youth String Orchestra – Brian Lloyd Wilson

Dancing kings and queens – have the time of your lives with the all-time greatest party extravaganza. £24 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £22 (includes £2 booking fee)

Music from stage and screen, including: John Williams, Leonard Bernstein and Bernard Herrmann

The Hampshire County Youth Orchestra perform 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. £12, £8 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 8 Jul, 2pm & 7.30pm

The Anvil


Elements Thu 6 Jul, 7.30pm

The Haymarket Proteus Theatre Company in partnership with Anvil Arts and Central Studio presents the Basingstoke Youth Theatre in

LIVING PORTRAIT by Lydia Thomson

The Lisa Jane School of Dance explores the elements using ballet, modern, tap, contemporary and street jazz in an exciting and vibrant show that takes you from the inferno of Adele’s Set Fire To The Rain through to the soothing tones of Bach’s Air on a G String. £15 Under 16s £12.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

A brand new play as part of the Jane Austen 200 celebrations, marking 200 years since her death. Living Portrait explores the effect the internet would have on key themes in Jane Austen’s writing - finding love, building friendships, maintaining family and contending with your enemies. £9 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £8 (includes £2 booking fee)

8 – 9 Jul, Sat 6pm, Sun 2pm

Wed 12 Jul, 6pm

The Haymarket

The Haymarket


2017 marks 40 years for Principal Miss Louise. To celebrate, Petite present a selection of their dance… including tap, ballet and acrobatic. £12 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £10 (includes £2 booking fee)


Aladdin Trouble

A panto-tastic version of Aladdin is set! Scheherazade, the storyteller, launches us into a tale of good versus evil, a magical lamp complete with three wishes, witty banter and buffoonery and, of course, love conquering all. Be prepared to boo, hiss, laugh and cheer along to this riproaring musical. £9 (includes £2 booking fee)


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14 – 15 Jul, 7.30pm

15 – 16 Jul, 2pm Sun 7.30pm

The Haymarket


Showtime 2017

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. £15 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £9 (includes £2 booking fee)

The Anvil


15 Jul: Storytime: The Juniors 16 Jul: Storytime: The Seniors From the page to the stage, take a journey through some of the most famous stories of all time as dancers turn (and kick, and leap) the written word into live performance. With a variety of dance styles there’s something for everyone. Let your imagination run wild and see if this once upon a time turns into a happy ever after. £14 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £8 (includes £2 booking fee)

Wed 19 Jul, 6.30pm

Sat 22 Jul, 8pm

The Haymarket

The Anvil


Hatch Warren's Got Talent

Come along and be dazzled by delectable dancers, amazing actors and remarkable recorder players as well as a few extra surprises. Tonight is your chance to sit back and enjoy the opportunity to share in Hatch Warren Infant’s talent. It will make you giggle, cry and sing along. £12 (includes £2 booking fee)

B.A.D presents


B.A.D. Company, the performing arts students of Basingstoke Academy of Dancing, once again showcase their work alongside guests. Many guests are alumni from the Company now working or continuing full-time training as professionals in the industry. Special guests this year will be the newly formed Invictus Gymnastics Club as well as Theatre4Kids, with students from Basingstoke and Epsom joining us. As usual they will be supported by our B.A.D. Squads and competition groups. £16 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £8 (includes £2 booking fee)

Sat 22 Jul, 7.30pm

Sat 29 Jul, 2pm & 7pm

The Haymarket

The Anvil

Live 2 Dance Academy invites you to join them for a fantastic evening of entertainment.

We are the World


Grab your friends and family, get your glad rags on, and clap, stomp, sing and raise the roof. £14 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £12 (includes £2 booking fee)


J G Dance is delighted to be putting on their first show at The Anvil with a selection of dances inspired by music from around the world as well as showcasing dances choreographed especially for the Mayor’s Variety Show. Proceeds will be donated to Charlie’s Day Unit at North Hampshire Hospital and Homestart NWH

£16 Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £14 (includes £2 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 up to two in The Forge. The Haymarket has up to two wheelchair spaces at stalls level, and two at circle level, reached via a lift. 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.


BOX OFFICE 01256 844244




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 Sat 10am – 2pm and 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 resale 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).


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

Make a gift in your will

Supported by:

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. 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.

You may be asked to provide proof of eligibility. Student tickets cannot be posted out. Please show your ID on collection.

16 June to 9 July PICTURE CREDITS A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Sian Trenberth Jon Boden | David Angel Le Vent Du Nord | Jens TH Marcel Lucont | Patch Dolan Robin Askwith | John Gaffen Stewart Lee | Idil Sukan

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, The Haymarket and The Forge. For more information about the Basingstoke Festival go to, email or call 01256 844844.



BOX OFFICE 01256 844244

March Tue 28, 7.30pm

May (continued) Under Milk Wood


April Sat 1, 8pm Count Arthur Strong Sat 1, 8.15pm Will Kaufman’s Woody Guthrie Sun 2, 6pm Rushmoor Epics Wed 5, 7.30pm Al Murray SOLD OUT Thu 6, 7pm Chairman’s Celebration Fri 7, 6.15pm Music of Today Fri 7, 7.45pm Philharmonia Orchestra Sat 8, 7.30pm Croydon Philharmonic and Basingstoke Choral Society Sat 8, 7.45pm O’Hooley & Tidow Sun 9, 3pm National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain Tue 11, 7.30pm The Bootleg Beatles Thu 13, 7.30pm That’ll Be The Day Thu 13, 7.45pm Will Pound and Eddy Jay Wed 19, 7.45pm The Solid Silver 60s Show Wed 19, 8pm Papillon Thu 20, 2pm Naomi’s Wild & Scary Fri 21, 8pm Russell Kane Sat 22, 7.45pm Al Stewart Sun 23, 2pm & 6pm Robin Hood: Easter Pantomime Thu 27, 7.30pm La bohème Thu 27, 7.45pm Oh Susanna / Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage Fri 28, 8pm The Unthanks Sat 29, 8pm Gino’s Italian Escape Live SOLD OUT Sat 29, 8.15pm Cherry Lee Mewis Sun 30, 7pm Basingstoke Area Youth Orchestra Sat 1, 7.30pm Let’s Twist Again Sun 2, 7.30pm Champions of Magic Wed 5, 7.30pm The Sound of Murder Thu 6, 2pm & 7.30pm The Sound of Murder Fri 7, 7.30pm The Sound of Murder Sat 8, 2pm & 7.30pm The Sound of Murder Tue 11, 2.30pm Don’t Dribble on the Dragon Sat 15, 7.30pm Return of the Mods

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Wed 24, 7.30pm Thu 25, 2pm & 7.30pm Fri, 26, 7.30pm Sat 27, 2pm & 7.30pm Tue 30, 2pm Wed 31, 7.30pm

Kiss of Death Kiss of Death Kiss of Death Kiss of Death The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show The All-Star Stand-Up Tour 2017

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Jools Holland Magic of Motown An Audience with Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe Omar Puente Quartet Stewart Lee Rachel Newton Trio Rick Wakeman Rich Hall’s Hoedown Elkie Brooks Derek Gripper Brighouse and Rastrick Band Basingstoke Primary Schools Festival Basingstoke Primary Schools Festival Kevin and Karen DANCE Martin Harley Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles Jimmy Carr Tunde Jegede Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment National Youth Jazz Orchestra An Audience with Robin Askwith Graeme of Thrones Juan Martín Flamenco Trio The Sooty Show Theatretrain: High School Musical Le Vent du Nord

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June Thu 1, 7.30pm Sat 3, 7.45pm Thu 8, 7.30pm Thu 8, 7.45pm Fri 9, 8pm Fri 9, 8.15pm Sat 10, 7.30pm Thu 15, 8pm Fri 16, 7.45pm Fri 16, 8pm Sat 17, 7.30pm Tue 20, 7pm Wed 21, 7pm Fri 23, 7.45pm Fri 23, 8pm Sat 24, 7.45pm Sat 24, 8pm Tue 27, 8pm Tue 27, 8.15pm Wed 28, 7.45pm Fri 30, 7.45pm Fri 30, 8pm Thu 8, 7.30pm Fri 9, 7.30pm Sat 10, 11am & 2.30pm Sun 11, 5pm Thu 15, 7.30pm

Tue 18, 2pm Sat 22, 7.30pm Wed 26, 7.30pm Thu 27, 7.30pm Sat 29, 7.30pm

The Tap Dancing Mermaid The Kast Off Kinks Sara Pascoe King King Viva Santana

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May Thu 4, 7.45pm Mnozil Brass Thu 4, 8pm Jamie Smith’s Mabon Fri 5, 7.45pm Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Sat 6, 7.30pm Hampshire County Youth Orchestra Wed 10, 7.45pm The King is Back Wed 10, 8pm Veronica and Max Thu 11, 7.45pm Bye Bye Baby Thu 11, 8pm Marcel Lucont’s Whine List Fri 12, 7.45pm Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Fri 12, 8pm Carter Sampson Sat 13, 8pm Jon Boden Sat 13, 8.15pm Maya Youssef World Music Festival Sun 14, 9.45am & 1pm Thu 18, 7.45pm Kate Rusby Fri 19, 7.45pm Henning Wehn Fri 19, 8pm Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards Sat 20, 11.30am & 2.30pm Dinosaur World Sun 21, 11.30am Dinosaur World Tue 23, 7.45pm Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra Wed 24, 7pm (Doors) Anastacia Fri 26, 7.45pm Maya Brennan Fri 26, 8pm Stephen Bailey Sat 27, 7.30pm Des O’Connor & Jimmy Tarbuck Sat 27, 7.45pm Eli West Tue 30, 2pm & 6pm Dick & Dom Live! Wed 3, 7.30pm Strictly Murder Thu 4, 2pm & 7.30pm Strictly Murder Fri 5, 7.30pm Strictly Murder Sat 6, 2pm & 7.30pm Strictly Murder Wed 10, 7.30pm Ventoux Fri 12, 8pm The Christians Tue 16, 7.30pm BATS: Spamalot Wed 17, 7.30pm BATS: Spamalot Thu 18, 7.30pm BATS: Spamalot Fri 19, 7.30pm BATS: Spamalot Sat 20, 2.30pm & 7.30pm BATS: Spamalot




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Fri 16, 7.30pm Sat 17, 7.30pm Sun 18, 4pm Fri 23, 1.30pm Sat 24, 11am & 2pm Sun 25, 11am & 2pm Wed 28, 7.30pm Thu 29, 7.30pm Fri 30, 7.30pm Fri 30, 7.30pm

Blowin’ in the Wind IJO Big Band Kala the Arts The Tiger Who Came to Tea The Tiger Who Came to Tea The Tiger Who Came to Tea Lucy Worsley AKA Trio A Midsummer Night’s Dream A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Thank You for the Music Hampshire County Youth Orchestra Lisa Jane School of Dance Vanessa Golborn School of Dance: Juniors Vanessa Golborn School of Dance: Seniors Moving Experience 2017 JG Dance Some Guys Have all the Luck Living Portrait Petite School of Dance Petite School of Dance Bramley CE Primary School Fusion Dance Fusion Dance Hatch Warren Infant School Live 2 Dance 2017

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July Sat 1, 7.45pm Sun 2, 4pm Sat 8, 2pm & 7.30pm Sat 15, 2pm Sun 16, 2pm & 7.30pm Sat 22, 8pm Sat 29, 2pm & 7pm Sat 1, 7.30pm Thu 6, 7.30pm Sat 8, 6pm Sun 9, 2pm Wed 12, 6pm Fri 14, 7.30pm Sat 15, 7.30pm Wed 19, 6.30pm Sat 22, 7.30pm


T Talk

H The Haymarket

F The Forge

RP Relaxed Performance

Signed Performance

World Music

PRICE BOX KEY Family ticket

S Schools rate

G Group booking rate 42 | 43


* 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 train / 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

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