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‘SAMANTHA WOMACK GIVES THE BEST PERFORMANCE OF HER CAREER’ DAILY MAIL

SUMMER 2012

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WELCOME It is with pleasure that I welcome you to another great season of shows at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. As we move into our second year we are delighted to continue to present a host of shows, events and opportunities for you to fully enjoy the Waterside experience. Our upcoming season boasts something for everyone. Audiences across the land have laughed-a-lot at Spamalot - make sure you’re one of them this April! Derren Brown will be stunning audiences with his remarkable criticallyacclaimed production Svengali. We are delighted to welcome the breathtaking South Pacific direct from a sell-out season at London’s Barbican with Samantha Womack leading an exceptional cast. If you’re after something a bit different then an exciting collaboration between English National Ballet and Flawless is not to be missed, and exploding back to life is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy... Live! which reunites the legendary radio and TV cast for just two performances! Our Second Space’s intimate performance area continues to prove popular with our monthly Comedy Club at the Waterside along with LiveScreen at the Waterside bringing live theatre, musicals, opera, and dance from around the world direct to the Waterside. Aylesbury Waterside Theatre provides the perfect performance spaces for professional, amateur and community performances.

TUE 15 - SAT 26 MAY

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Elizabeth Adlington Chief Executive


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Photos of previous cast Š Manuel Harlan *As a visual recording! As if we could afford to cart this God-like comic round the country!


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STEVEN PACEY BONNIE LANGFORD TODD CARTY Audiences across the land have been roused in chorus singing Always Look on the Bright Side of Life and roaring with laughter since Monty Python’s Spamalot by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, won the Tony Award for Best Musical.

NOW IN ITS SECOND SMASH HIT YEAR! SEEN BY OVER A MILLION PEOPLE IN THE UK! Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the lled Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy (or (cancleth + a e h ty) possibly a brace) of beautiful show girls, witch burnings safe not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people. The show features the hilarious songs He Is Not Dead Yet, Knights Of The Round Table, Find Your Grail and of course the Nation’s Favourite Comedy Song ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE and features Eric Idle himself as God (see small print)*.

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IT WILL HELP YOU IN THESE DARK DAYS SIDE OF LIFE’ LOOK ON THE BRIGHT Y 2012 RAPH, 16TH JANUAR CHARLES SPENCER,

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MON 9 - SAT 14 APR Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £15.50 - £36.50 (Premium seats available)

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HEART-BREAKING AND HEART-WARMING THEATRE

‘A MASTERCLASS IN WHAT REGIONAL THEATRE CAN ACHIEVE AT ITS BEST’ THE TELEGRAPH

HULL TRUCK IN ASSOCIATION WITH RICHARD JORDAN PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

THE LADY IN THE VAN ALAN BENNETT STARRING NICHOLA McAULIFFE BY

Alan Bennett, known for plays including The History Boys and The Madness Of George III, has a very unusual neighbour parked at the bottom of his garden in a van. The lady in the van is Miss Shepherd. She used to drive ambulances in the war, might have been a nun, sells pencils and pamphlets and has an unexplained aversion to piano music. She lives in the playwright’s garden and has done for years. The Lady in the Van stars Nichola McAuliffe one of British theatre’s most loved actresses. As well as playing Sheila Sabatini in seven series of ITV’s Surgical Spirit, Nichola won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Performance by An Actress In A Musical for her role in Kiss Me Kate (RSC). Directed by Sarah Esdaile, whose recent credits include The Deep Blue Sea starring Maxine Peake for West Yorkshire Playhouse. ‘HULL TRUCK’S PRODUCTION HAS SPECTACULAR SET PIECES, BUT ITS POWER LIES IN THE WAY THAT BENNETT’S INNER THOUGHTS ARE SO CONVINCINGLY PORTRAYED’ THE STAGE 6

TUE 24 - SAT 28 APR Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £10 - £19.50 (Premium seats available)

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‘REMARKABLE... ASTOUNDING...MEMORABLE’ ★ ★ ★ ★ DAILY EXPRESS

★★★★ ‘WHEN IT COMES TO EYE-POPPING ILLUSIONS BROWN IS THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN’ EVENING STANDARD

★★★★ ‘INGENIOUS, BAFFLING AND FUN... THE MOST LIKEABLE AND PLAUSIBLE FLIM-FLAM MAN IN THE LAND’ THE TIMES

Dubbed a ‘psychological illusionist’ by the press, Derren Brown is a performer who combines magic, suggestion, psychology, misdirection and showmanship in order to seemingly predict and control human behaviour, as well as performing mind-bending feats of mentalism. For the past ten years Derren has created TV and stage performances that have stunned audiences, debunked the paranormal and encouraged many to improve and enhance their own mental abilities. His first show appeared in 2000, Derren Brown: Mind Control, and was followed by Trick of the Mind, Trick or Treat and a series of specials including the controversial Russian Roulette and the hugely popular Events. Following his sell-out performances across the UK we’re delighted to announce that Derren will be coming to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre with his critically acclaimed production, Svengali. This is sure to be one of the hottest tickets in town, so book now! Not suitable for under 12 years.

‘IF EVERY ERA HAS ONE GREAT MAGICIAN, THEN DERREN BROWN IS CERTAINLY OURS’ THE STAGE

MON 28 MAY - SAT 2 JUN Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm TICKETS £35 (Premium seats available)

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‘IF YOU DON’T ALREADY HAVE A TICKET TO SEE

STARRING

SAMANTHA WOMACK (DONMAR’S GUYS AND DOLLS)

ALEX FERNS (DONMAR’S GUYS AND DOLLS)

DANIEL KOEK (WEST SIDE STORY)

MATTHEW CAMMELLE (PHANTOM OF THE OPERA)

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‘SAMANTHA WOMACK GIVES THE BEST PERFORMANCE OF HER CAREER’ DAILY MAIL

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‘A MUSICAL MASTERPIECE. IT’S A REVELATION’ MAIL ON SUNDAY TUE 15 - SAT 26 MAY Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed 16, Thu 17, Sat 19, Thu 24 & Sat 26 mats 2.30pm TICKETS £19.50 - £39.50

DIRECTED BY BARTLETT SHER This breathtaking Lincoln Center Theater production reinvented Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical. It swept the 2008 Tony Awards, played for two years to sold-out houses on Broadway and was televised across America. This smash hit musical has now enchanted UK audiences, receiving huge critical acclaim and sold-out houses at London’s Barbican, before embarking on a record breaking UK tour. With a cast and live orchestra of 50, this international hit landmark production arrives at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre for 2 weeks only. Metropolitan Opera Director and Winner of Tony Award for Best Director, Bartlett Sher, directs a stellar cast which includes British musical theatre stars Samantha Womack, Matthew Cammelle, Alex Ferns and Daniel Koek. Considered one of the finest musicals ever written, the score includes Some Enchanted Evening, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair and There is Nothin’ Like a Dame. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to witness one of the greatest musicals of all time, as the critics agree, ‘THIS IS A SHOW YOU WILL REMEMBER FOREVER.’ Photographs of original London cast by Simon Annand

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A BRILLIANTLY FUNNY MUSICAL COMEDY

‘A NON-STOP, LAUGH OUT LOUD MUSICAL COMEDY’ DERRY JOURNAL

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GILLIAN TAYLFORTH, KIM TAYLFORTH & REBECCA WHEATLEY Five life-long friends celebrate the past on a hilarious karaoke night out packed with girlie anthems including Dancing Queen, I Will Survive, It’s Raining Men and many more. From Where the Heart Is writer, Louise Roche, this thoughtful, brilliantly funny and down-to-earth musical comedy follows five girlfriends on a riotous karaoke night out. You’ll recognise every one of them: Carol the party girl, eccentric Anita, Liza with her issues, boring Kate and gossipy Sharon. Real-life sisters Gillian Taylforth (EastEnders, The Bill) and Kim Taylforth (Bad Girls, London’s Burning) appear for the first time together on stage playing sisters, alongside Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) in this hilarious musical comedy jam-packed with anthems. Grab your girlfriends, your sisters and your workmates and prepare to laugh like never before! 10

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A FUSION OF STREET DANCE, ACROBATICS AND BALLET

PEPPA PIG’S NEW ADVENTURE!

FLAWLESS and ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET in

AGAINST TIME

Ahoy there me Hearties! Peppa Pig and her friends are going on a treasure hunt and need your help! Peppa, George and Danny Dog are up to fun and games on a day out on Grandad Dog’s boat. Help them, with Pedro Pony, Polly Parrot and Zoe Zebra to follow the clues and find their treasure as they all enjoy a day of adventure.

STREETDANCE GOES CLASSICAL English National Ballet and World Dance Champions Flawless perform Against Time - a thrilling fusion of streetdance, acrobatics and ballet.

Following the incredible sell-out success of Peppa Pig’s Party, Peppa is back with a brand new show featuring true to life puppets, perfect sing-a-long songs and a new story that will charm and delight all her fans. Full sail! Ahoy! Arrrrr!

Four students of The Academy of Excellence set off on a quest to stop an evil manipulator who plans to end dance by stopping time. The boys from Flawless and the ballerinas take us on a journey that fuses the opposing poles of dance and generates dance fireworks.

‘A ROLLICKING, ALL-SINGING DANCING INTERACTIVE ADVENTURE’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

Against Time is produced by English National Ballet and World Dance Management created by Flawless and Jenna Lee.

★★★★ ‘ENJOYABLY INVENTIVE’ TIME OUT

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‘ETERNALLY POPULAR - A T0NIC’

Illustration by Clive Francis

MICHAEL BILLINGTON

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ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY

CHRISTOPHER LUSCOMBE Written in Brighton in 1887, Dandy Dick is the inaugural production of Theatre Royal Brighton Productions. This will be its first major revival for forty years, and stars Olivier Award-winner Patricia Hodge, whose career spans film (Betrayal, Behind Enemy Lines), theatre (Noises Off, Calendar Girls) and television (a BAFTA nomination for Hotel du Lac, The Falklands Play and, of course, Miranda). Nicholas Le Prevost’s distinguished stage career includes many productions at the National Theatre, including My Fair Lady, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award. More recently, he was seen in The Misanthrope with Keira Knightley. Dandy Dick tells the hilarious story of the Very Reverend Augustin Jedd, a pillar of Victorian respectability, who preaches regularly against the evils of the Turf. But a visit from his tearaway sister, herself an habitual gambler, leads him to risk all at the races, much against his better judgement. Mayhem ensues, with romantic intrigue, mistaken identity and a runaway horse... Following his huge success with The Madness of George III in the West End, Christopher Luscombe directs a solid gold cast of comic actors in what is surely the must-see comedy of 2012.

DESIGN

JANET BIRD LIGHTING

PAUL PYANT MUSIC

NIGEL HESS SOUND

GREGORY CLARKE TUE 17 - SAT 21 JUL Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed, Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £10 - £27 (Premium seats available)

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THE ORIGINAL CAST REUNITED LIVE ON STAGE! PERFECTLY NORMAL PRODUCTIONS & THE ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS FOR THE RADIO THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT

STARRING

SIMON JONES AS ARTHUR DENT

GEOFF MCGIVERN AS FORD PREFECT

SUSAN SHERIDAN AS TRILLIAN

MARK WING-DAVEY FROM THE SAGA THAT CHANGED LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY BY DOUGLAS ADAMS

You may think it’s a long way down the street to the chemist But that’s just peanuts to space... The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy became an instant classic on its launch as a radio series. Now Douglas Adams’ immortal creation explodes back into life, re-born in this ground-breaking new stage production - a radio show like you never saw before in surround sound, packed with laughter, robots, really wild sound effects and drinks with extremely silly names. The legendary radio and TV cast are re-united for these live performances, led by Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, bringing to life the characters written for them in highlights from the entire Hitchhiker’s Saga. They are joined on stage by a series of VIP Guest Voices Of The Book and supporting actors from Hitchhikers in all its phases. Directed by Dirk Maggs, Douglas Adams’ choice to conclude the narrative in its original medium, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy... Live! is an adventure which will introduce newcomers of all ages to Vogons, Babel Fish, Marvin the Paranoid Android and allow them to explore the unique and hilarious Whole General Mish Mash According To Douglas Adams. Whatever else you do, make sure you know where your towel is... 14

AS ZAPHOD BEEBLEBROX AND THE VOICE OF

STEPHEN MOORE AS MARVIN THE PARANOID ANDROID

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A GLITTERING NEW PRODUCTION OF THE FAMOUS BALLET

‘ENGLISH YOUTH BALLET IS A TRIUMPH’ DANCE EXPRESSION

‘WELL PRODUCED IMAGINATIVE CHOREOGRAPHY’ THE LIVERPOOL SENTINEL

Following a hugely successful run of The Nutcracker in Aylesbury Waterside Theatre’s opening season, English Youth Ballet return with their beautiful new production of The Sleeping Beauty. As Aurora pricks her finger the curse of the wicked Aunt Carabosse comes true until the Prince awakens her with a kiss, the spell is broken and Carabosse dies. International principal dancers, Emma Lister, Amy Drew, Lorien Slaughter, Brenden Bratulic and Steven Wheeler dance the leading roles in a glittering and highly dramatic production of this most famous of all ballets, featuring an impressive cast of up to 100 young dancers. This sumptuous and scintillating tale highlights the magic and splendour of the triumph of good over evil. English Youth Ballet perform full length productions of classical ballet in regional theatres across the UK to give young dancers an opportunity to perform in a professional setting.

‘THE AUDIENCE WAS JUSTIFIABLY AND NOISILY OVERWHELMED’ KENTISH GAZETTE

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THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY IS COMING TO AYLESBURY

‘HOW MANY AGES HENCE SHALL THIS OUR LOFTY SCENE BE ACTED OVER, IN STATES UNBORN AND ACCENTS YET UNKNOWN’ ACT 3, SCENE 1

The dictator must be assassinated. But who will replace him? As Rome struggles to choose between tyranny and mob rule, three men must decide between public duty and private will. Shakespeare’s great political thriller finds dark contemporary echoes in modern Africa, directed by RSC Chief Associate Director Gregory Doran. Originally created as part of the World Shakespeare Festival, this new production featuring Paterson Joseph as Brutus, Cyril Nri as Cassius, Ray Fearon as Mark Antony and Jeffery Kissoon as Caesar comes to Aylesbury as part of a national tour following runs in Stratford-upon-Avon and London’s West End.

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The RSC Ensemble is generously supported by The Gatsby Charitable Foundation and The Kovner Foundation. Photo by Jillian Edelstein.

WED 19 - SAT 22 SEP Wed - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £10 - £26 (Premium seats available)

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THE SMASH HIT MUSICAL DIRECT FROM THE WEST END BILL KENWRIGHT AND LAURIE MANSFIELD IN ASSOCIATION WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC PRESENT

BOOK BY LAURENCE MARKS & MAURICE GRAN

Inspired by the smash hit multi-million selling albums Dreamboats and Petticoats One, Two,Three, Four and Five, the West End sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical features some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era. The dazzling success of the first four albums in the Dreamboats and Petticoats series sent the message loud and clear. With over 2 million copies sold and several weeks at the Number One spot in the compilation charts, the Great British public were saying that they didn’t just want to listen to pure nostalgia: they’d love to see it as well. In 1961 emotions run high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national song writing competition - and, more importantly, the attention of the gorgeous Sue! But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love and rock ‘n’ roll fame beckons. Featuring classic tracks from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury and many more hits from music’s golden era including Let’s Dance, To Know Him Is To Love Him, Shaking All Over, Bobby’s Girl, Little Town Flirt, Only Sixteen, Runaround Sue, Happy Birthday Sweet 16, Let It Be Me, Great Pretender, C’mon Everybody and Let’s Twist Again. Dreamboats and Petticoats - the songs will live forever!

‘I LOVED EVERY MOMENT’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

MON 1 - SAT 6 OCT Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm DATES TICKETS £12 -7.30pm £29.50 Mon - Sat eves (Premium seats available) Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm ATG THEATRE CARD & TICKETS £?? - £?? WATERSIDE CLUB (Premium seats available) Mon - Thu eves & Thu mat £5 off ATG THEATRE CARD G Details page 31 Discounts Discounts WATERSIDE CLUB Discounts 0844 871 7607 (bkg fee) www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury (bkg fee) Discounts G Details page 31

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NORTHERN BALLET’S ENCHANTING NEW FAIRYTALE PRODUCTION

★★★★ ‘REALLY RATHER WONDERFUL A TRIUMPHANT SUCCESS’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘A GUARANTEED AUDIENCE-PLEASER’ THE SUNDAY TIMES

★★★★ MAIL ON SUNDAY Production Sponsors

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TUE 13 - SAT 17 NOV Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm Discover the magic that can happen when you look beneath the surface with Northern Ballet’s new Beauty & the Beast. A handsome Prince is transformed into a Beast as punishment for his ugly arrogance. Only true love can break the spell - but who could love a monster like him? A beautiful young woman is sent to live with the Beast. Afraid at first, she soon learns that she has nothing to fear except that the Beast longs for a love she cannot return. As this classic story unfolds in an enchanting world inhabited by fairies, sprites and goblins, we discover that beauty is more than skin deep. See the Company sparkle in a kaleidoscope of colour and Haute couture-style costumes, as breathtaking dancing is accompanied by an infectious score including music by Saint-Säens, Bizet, Debussy, Poulenc and Glazunov, played live by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia. Beauty & the Beast delights adults and children alike, book now as Northern Ballet brings a new magic to this timeless fairytale. 18

Photo Jason Tozer

TICKETS £13 - £29 (Premium seats available)

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‘A MUST SEE SHOW’ MILTONKEYNES.COM

‘QUALITY STREET’ OXFORD MAIL STARRING

DAVE WILLETTS & MARTI WEBB COME AND MEET THOSE DANCING FEET! Winner of the 1980 Tony Award for Best New Musical and the 2001 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. 42nd Street, the timeless, inspiring tale of small town Peggy Sawyer’s rise from chorus line to Broadway star. And those songs! Lullaby of Broadway, We're in the Money, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Keep Young and Beautiful, I Only Have Eyes For You and the spectacular title number, danced down a flight of steps that lights up as brightly as the faces of the cast.

‘TAPTASTIC!’ NOTTINGHAM EVENING POST TUE 20 - SAT 24 NOV Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £12 - £29.50 (Premium seats available)

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SECOND SPACE

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is proud to present a programme of live screenings direct from world-famous theatres. Enjoy opera, ballet and theatre from around the globe screened live into our Second Space.

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LIVE SCREENING OF

Rigoletto TUE 17 APR 7.15pm TICKETS £15 Verdi’s opera in three acts charts the fate of his larger-than-life characters in music of immense theatrical punch and instant memorability. The score’s most celebrated highlights - the Duke’s Questa o quella and La donna e mobile, Gilda’s Caro nome, and the famous quartet - are among the best known set-pieces in all opera. Sung in Italian with surtitles.

NATIONAL THEATRE ENCORE SCREENING OF

Frankenstein THU 14 JUN 6.45pm (with Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller as The Monster)

THU 19 JUL 6.45pm (Jonny Lee Miller as Frankenstein and Benedict Cumberbatch as The Monster)

TICKETS £13.50 A new play by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley. Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) returned to the theatre to direct this visionary production with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. It comes to LiveScreen at the Waterside as part of a season of encore screenings on two dates, seeing the stars cast in both roles - as Frankenstein and The Monster. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horrorstruck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Suitable only for 15yrs+ Please note this is not a live screening, it is an Encore screening of a previous production. BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE SCREENING OF

Raymonda SUN 24 JUN 4pm TICKETS £15 Bolshoi soloists and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet bring this superb ballet in three acts accompanied by The Orchestra of the Bolshoi State Theatre. To a lush exotic score by Alexander Glazunov, Raymonda tells the tale of a French noblewoman betrothed to a Crusader Knight, and her attempted abduction by a spurned Saracen rival for her affections. 20


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AYLESBURY’S HOTTEST COMEDY CLUB!

SECOND SPACE

FRI 6 APR PAUL CHOWDHRY, MARK OLVER & JOHN LYNN

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Paul Chowdhry headlined Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week and is fast becoming one of the UK’s biggest Asian comedians. Mark Olver is a stand-up comedian and TV warm-up artist for 8 Out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News for You and Jonathan Ross. John Lynn recently appeared on BBC’s One Night Stand and the prestigious invite only Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival.

Our Comedy Club at the Waterside continues after a hugely successful Autumn Season. With even more of the finest up-and-coming comedians from the UK’s prestigious comedy circuit, it’s the hottest Comedy Club in town!

FRI 4 MAY ROMESH RANGANATHAN, TOM DEACON & GARY DELANY

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Romesh Ranganathan has forged a reputation for combining cutting one-liners with an acerbic take on the world around him. Tom Deacon has performed on The Rob Brydon Show, Dave’s One Night Stand, and currently hosts his own show on BBC Radio 1. Gary Delany is a razor sharp one-liner comedian, who is widely regarded as being the most quotable comic on the circuit.

FRI 1 JUN JOSH WIDDICOMBE, ANDY ROBINSON & JAMES ACASTER *

Josh Widdicombe returns to Comedy Club at the Waterside having supporting Stephen Merchant, Alan Carr, Kevin Bridges and Michael McIntyre. Andy Robinson has built up a formidable reputation as a live stand up, having completed four UK tours with Jo Brand. He has some rather fine jokes to tell as well as a musical element to his act! James Acaster recently supported Josie Long on tour with his story telling, audience interaction and routines about not being particularly cool.

MORE ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED! DOORS 7.30PM FIRST ACT 8PM TICKETS £10

FRI 6 JUL CHRIS MARTIN, JASON PATTERSON & SPECIAL GUEST

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RECOMMENDED FRI 27 JUL EDINBURGH PREVIEWS FOR AGES 16+ Acts to be announced! *Line-up subject to change.

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FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY LITTLE BIG CLUB LIVE IN CONCERT SUN 15 APR 1pm & 3.30pm TICKETS £12.50 CHILDREN £10 FAMILY TICKET £44 Bring the family along for a fabulous, fun –filled stage show featuring Thomas the Tank Engine™, Bob the Builder™, Fireman Sam™, Angelina Ballerina™, Barney the Dinosaur™ and Pingu™. If you want to hear Barney sing I Love You, Bob the Builder, Wendy and Spud perform Is This The Way To Sunflower Valley?, and Angelina Ballerina and Alice dance just for you, then this is the show you must see! ©2012 Hit Entertainment Ltd. The Little Big Club and The Little Big Club Logo are trademarks of Hit Entertainment Ltd.Entertainment Ltd.

STEWART FRANCIS OUTSTANDING IN HIS FIELD TUE 17 APR 7.30pm TICKETS £17.50 The star of Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and Live At The Apollo, embarks on a brand new tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show!

‘A BRILLIANT COMIC BRAIN - THIS STAND-UP CRACKS SOME OF THE BEST ONE LINERS I’VE EVER HEARD’ GUARDIAN Recommended for ages 16+. www.stewartfrancis.com.

PAUL MERTON OUT OF MY HEAD WED 18 APR 8pm TICKETS £23 ATG THEATRE CARD & WATERSIDE CLUB £3 off A return to stand-up and much much more. Discover the bizarre workings of Paul Merton’s brain, as he muses on the mighty behemoth that is his noggin. Paul returns to his stand-up roots for the first time this century. Away from the Have I Got News For You desk Paul Merton proves he’s got legs. A night of sketches, music, magic and, variety. With Paul Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster.

ANDY ABRAHAM’S HISTORY OF THE BIG BANDS THU 19 APR 7.30pm TICKETS £21 ATG THEATRE CARD & WATERSIDE CLUB £1 OFF The History of the Big Bands features a magnificent 13-piece big band and a series of first class soloists who cover the famous songs as played by the original big band leaders including Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and Count Basie to name a few. The audience is led on a musical journey from one band leader to another by the talented, charismatic and hugely successful Andy Abraham who rose to fame in The X-Factor. www.historyofthebigbands.com

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THE DREAMBOYS FULL FRONTAL TOUR FRI 20 APR 7.30pm TICKETS £22.50 G Details p31 ATG THEATRE CARD & WATERSIDE CLUB £2.50 off The Dreamboys are the UK’s top male glamour show, perfect for a girls’ night out. Their showcase is unquestionably the most famous male stripper act the UK has ever produced. With special guest appearances on TV shows such as Loose Women, This Morning and The Only Way Is Essex, this is an action-packed show featuring music, muscle, magic and mayhem you simply cannot afford to miss. Look no further than these incredible stripping hunks who will literally have you begging for more!

CIRQUE DU CIEL SHANGHI MON 7 MAY 7.30pm TICKETS £15.50 - £21.50 CHILDRENS OFFER Children half price with every full price adult ATG THEATRE CARD & WATERSIDE CLUB £5 off G Details p31 Combining acrobatics, modern dance, martial arts, original music and many traditional Chinese elements, this theatrical multi-media spectacle includes over 500 costumes, intricate scenery, stunning lighting and astonishing routines including Mexican hat juggling, the death-defying Chinese Monkey Poles and a dizzying mix of balancing, tumbling, spinning and brilliant live drumming.

NICOLAS PARSONS A LAUGH A MINUTE FRI 18 MAY 7.30pm TICKETS £15

SECOND SPACE

A show full of humour, comedy and acutely observed characterisations as Nicholas Parsons demonstrates his unique ability as a solo performer and raconteur. Laughing at himself and seeing the humour in his early life and struggles to be an actor, he builds in anecdotes based on his varied work in so many branches of show business and provides a constant joy to keep you continually enthralled.

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA BENJAMIN GROSVENOR SUN 10 JUN 7.30pm TICKETS £12 - £24 (Premium seats available) G Details p31 The remarkably talented young pianist Benjamin Grosvenor joins Oxford Philomusica and conductor Marios Papadopoulos for Grieg’s gloriously romantic Piano Concerto. The programme is completed by Carl Orff’s colourful and dramatic Carmina Burana, with the work’s famous choruses provided by the internationally renowned London Symphony Chorus. ‘GROSVENOR’S PERFORMANCE WAS SO ALLURING, SO ALIVE TO THE MUSIC’S POETRY’ TELEGRAPH

BOOK NOW www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury (bkg fee)

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FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY ROY ORBISON AND FRIENDS 75 SPECIAL WITH BARRY STEELE FRI 29 JUN 7.30pm TICKETS £19 Barry Steele presents his spectacular multi-media tribute to The Big O, featuring classic Orbison hits from the 60s to 80s. With his 5-piece band, Steele brings the life and character of Roy Orbison back to centre stage, with his trademark dark-rimmed glasses, soaring vocals and Orbison style. Add to the mix the sounds of The Shadows, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis and guest tributes to Elvis and Johnny Cash for a spectacular fusion of good old Rock ‘n’ Roll and contemporary musical genius. TRINGE FESTIVAL PRESENTS

JENNY ECLAIR & RICHARD HERRING

SECOND SPACE

SAT 14 JUL 8pm TICKETS £15 Recommended for ages 16+ www.tringefestival.co.uk

The Waterside’s Second Space is proud to present one night of the unique 3-week Tringe Festival. Jenny Eclair’s new stand-up show Eclairious showcases the professional Grumpy woman, writer and panto star. Richard Herring’s show Talking Cock has acclaimed him as ‘MAN’S ANSWER TO THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES’ GUARDIAN.

SING-A-LONG-A ABBA TRIBUTE SAT 28 JUL 7.30pm TICKETS £18 G Details p31 The concert even Abba fans have been waiting for - the Swedish supergroup’s greatest hits performed live with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in! With live singers on stage, a party bag for all, fancy dress, Dancing Queen competition, the big screen with lyrics and of course some of the best music you’ll ever hear, Sing-a-long-a ABBA Tribute is the perfect night out! Fancy dress not obligatory but highly recommended! www.singalonga.net

JOAN ARMATRADING TUE 9 OCT 7.30pm TICKETS £29.50 Three times Grammy nominated, Brit award nominee and Ivor Novello winner Joan Armatrading MBE, is touring with her magical mix of old favourites and brand new songs to fall in love with. Celebrate hits including Love and Affection, Willow, Drop The Pilot and Me, Myself I, while reminiscing on the illustrious career of one of the world’s leading singers, songwriters and guitarists. www.joanarmatrading.com

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MOTOWN’S GREATEST HITS HOW SWEET IT IS SAT 13 OCT 7.30pm TICKETS £19.50 G Details p31 ATG THEATRE CARD & WATERSIDE CLUB £3 off EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT £4 off if booked & paid for before Mon 30 Apr A definitive celebration of the sweet sound of Motown. This stunning 10th Anniversary show, combines first class music, slick choreography, and an amazing band to deliver the ultimate Motown experience! The UK’s No 1 Motown production, you’ll be dancing All Night Long.

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA RUSSIAN MASTERPIECES THU 18 OCT 7.30pm TICKETS £21.50-£29.50

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CONDUCTOR ANDREW LITTON PIANO NATASHA PAREMSKI A magnificent programme featuring Mussorgsky’s dramatic Night on the Bare Mountain, Rachmaninov’s ever-popular Piano Concerto No.2 and Shostakovich’s powerful Symphony No.5.

KEVIN BLOODY WILSON COP-U-LATER TOUR WED 24 OCT 8pm TICKETS £19.50 Kevin Bloody Wilson is live on stage for his last ever UK Tour. Kev’s Cop-U-Later gives fans just what they’ve come to expect (and love) from their favourite Australian export; an irreverent, bawdy, politically incorrect night of Kev at his hilarious best. He will be joined by Australia’s funniest sheila, Jenny Talia from Australia! Over 18s only www.kevinbloodywilson.com

KEVIN BRIDGES THE STORY CONTINUES THU 25 OCT 8pm TICKETS £21 Having made his debut on BBC 1’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow in 2009 he has now gone on to host the Bafta nominated Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s Stand-Up For The Week.

‘IT’S HIS EYE FOR DETAIL THAT HAS ELEVATED HIM TO A MUST-SEE ACT’ THE DAILY MIRROR

JIMMY CARR GAGGING ORDER SUN 28 OCT 8pm TICKETS £25 Brand-new show, brand-new jokes, same-old Jimmy. Gagging Order promises to be an hilarious night out - let’s see shall we. The show will be packed with one-liners, stories and jokes. Some clever, some rude and a few totally unacceptable. Everybody’s welcome, just leave your conscience, sense of common decency and moral compass at home and come on out for a laugh.

BOOK NOW 0844 871 7607 (bkg fee)

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AND MORE... DUE ARTI IN ARMONIA PRESENTS

OPERA COME STRICTLY SAT 21 APR 7.30pm TICKETS £19.50 - £27.50

(Premium seats available)

Created by Andrew Amdur, one of the UK’s leading operatic tenors and Michael & Martina Burton, professional ballroom champions. Combining the arts of ballroom and opera and bringing them to the stage in perfect harmony for the first time, this show guarantees a night of dance, entertainment and spectacular fireworks of operatic favourites, performed by Andrew and daughter Anabella, accompanied by renowned conductor Stephen Higgins and his Orchestra.

AMARITA VARGAS

FLAMENCO INTIMO

SAT 28 APR 2.30pm & 7pm, 60 minute workshop 11am TICKETS £15 WORKSHOP £12.50

SECOND SPACE

Amarita Vargas and guests present an evening of intimate, pure flamenco packed with the energy and expression of the south of Spain. Following her residency in Jerez de la Frontera last year Amarita returns with new choreographies which evoke a range of feeling from the fiery and joyful to the dark and sombre. Wear something red! INTRODUCTION TO FLAMENCO WORKSHOP Enjoy a 60 minute workshop taster prior to the show for beginners or dance enthusiasts!

MUSIC IN QUIET PLACES WED 6 JUN 7.30pm TICKETS £10

SECOND SPACE

Music in Quiet Places comes to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre’s Second Space. This hugely successful series of rural touring classical concerts within Aylesbury Vale’s beautiful locations are organised by Aylesbury Vale District Council. This concert features music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Gluck, Zipoli, Telemann and Dell’Abaco, performed by professional musicians from The Orchestra of Stowe Opera and conducted by Robert Secret. Spend a summer evening listening to beautiful music in a beautiful place. For full details visit www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/arts

WEDDING SHOW SUN 2 SEP 10am - 5pm All areas of the theatre FREE ENTRY Aylesbury Waterside Theatre will host the only wedding show you need to visit with over 100 exhibitors, catwalk shows, live entertainment, demonstrations, a VIP area, ideas, inspiration and much more! Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is also the perfect wedding venue with three licensed ceremony rooms and a selection of areas for receptions. See how your wedding could be set on the Waterside stage in the striking auditorium, transformed into a flat floor venue.

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CREATIVE LEARNING

The Creative Learning

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ART & CRAFT WORKSHOP SAT 14 APR 10am - 12pm, 8yrs+ Based on the castles and sieges of Spamalot, make a castle, design a heraldic shield and create a working catapult. Places £10 each.

Theatre aims to enhance the theatre experience through fun, engaging activities and events. There are many ways to get involved or work in partnership so please get in touch.

COMEDY ACTING WORKSHOP SAT 14 APR 2pm - 4pm, 12 - 16yrs The workshop will focus on characterisation, vocal work, improvisation, accents and physicality, all key ingredients of comedy on stage. Join a professional actor and work on some very funny scripts! Places £12 each.

To join our mailing

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DRAMA & SCRIPT READING WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS THU 26 APR 5pm - 7pm An opportunity to explore the work of the legendary Alan Bennett in this workshop which explores the text of The Lady in the Van. Places £12 each.

John Coughlan on 01296 745137 or johncoughlan@ theambassadors.com or to book a workshop call 0844 8717607.

SOUTH PACIFIC

A day-long intensive workshop working with a choreographer and vocal coach to create an all-singing all-dancing scene from South Pacific. Ends with a small performance to family and friends. Places £20 each. ART & CRAFT WORKSHOP SAT 26 MAY 10am - 12pm, 8yrs + An exciting South Pacific workshop based on the South Sea islands, including animals, geography and culture. Places £10 each.

FLAWLESS & ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET DANCE WORKSHOP SUN 1 JUL 9.30am - 11am, 14- 18yrs Join in a workshop on stage and work with inspiring artists from the opposing poles of dance to learn choreography from this spectacular combination of street dance, acrobatics and ballet. For information contact English National Ballet direct on 020 7581 1245 or learning@ballet.org.uk

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Set within Aylesbury Waterside Theatre’s light and welcoming foyer, the Waterside Café is the perfect place to enjoy a tasty range of freshly-made food, drinks and snacks. The Waterside Café is open from 10am throughout the day for morning coffee and bacon sandwiches, lunch, light bites, afternoon tea and pre-show snacks. Hold your meeting at the theatre over coffee, enjoy a sumptuous lunch with friends or just take a break in the theatre with a delicious cake treat. Enhance your theatre experience by enjoying freshly-made savoury treats including warm paninis, wraps, soups, sandwiches and jacket potatoes. A selection of cakes, cookies and our special cream teas are the perfect accompaniment to a delicious coffee or hot chocolate from our new hot drinks menu.

WATERSIDE CLUB AND ATG THEATRE CARD MEMBERS CAN ENJOY 10% OFF AT THE WATERSIDE CAFE!

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MUCH MORE THAN JUST A THEATRE CORPORATE OPPORTUNITIES Your business could be part of this remarkable success by joining our family of partners and interacting with over 300,000 theatregoers every year at this truly unique venue. Sponsorship and partnerships can involve: corporate entertaining and hospitality, customer promotions, brand integration, marketing and advertising, venue or content sponsorship, staff rewarding and event production and management. We have created a number of unique experiences for our current partners. To see what we can do for your brand please email: developmentawt@ theambassadors.com or call 01296 745136.

TAKE YOUR EVENT CENTRE STAGE As well as providing unforgettable nights of theatre and entertainment, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is committed to offering the perfect environment for any business, organisation or community group. We offer a full events service including logistics management, accommodation bookings, transport bookings, production and bespoke catering. Our fully-trained team will work with you every step of the way to ensure your event is a complete success. We are able to host a range of events from conferences, meetings, away days to weddings, birthday parties and gala events. We also stage a range of community performances from showcases to intimate play readings and are able to offer a full production service including ticketing, marketing and technical support. For more information or to discuss your requirements, please contact Sarah Lloyd, Events Co-ordinator on 01296 745135 or sarahlloyd@theambassadors.com.

Thank you to our Partners and Sponsors:

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BOOKING INFORMATION AYLESBURY WATERSIDE THEATRE

GENERAL ENQUIRIES 0844 871 7681

Exchange Street Aylesbury HP20 1UG

marketingawt@theambassadors.com

For other information and advance booking please call the Box Office.

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CONCESSIONS & DISCOUNTS

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0844 871 7607 (bkg fee) Mon – Sat 9am – 10pm. Sun 10am – 8pm. Opening hours may vary on Bank Holidays. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Maestro & American Express. Calls will be charged at the national rate (charges may vary according to service provider). We are unable to accept ticket reservations over the phone or online.

On price bands A, B & C, Under 16s, full time students, registered unemployed, senior citizens and AVDC Passport to Leisure holders enjoy £2 off selected performances. Call Box Office for details.

BOOK ONLINE www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury (bkg fee)

COUNTER SALES The Box Office is situated in the main foyer of the theatre and is open Mon - Sat 10am until 15 mins after the last performance begins. On days where there is no perf we close at 6pm. On Sundays and Public Holidays we are closed unless there is a perf in which case we open 2 hours prior to the show and close 15 mins after the last perf begins.

GROUPS & SCHOOLS Groups Hotline 0844 871 7614 groupsales@theambassadors.com Mon 10am - 5.30pm, Tue - Fri 9am - 5.30pm

BOOKING BY POST Cheques are payable to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. Post to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, Aylesbury HP20 1UG. Please allow 28 days for delivery of tickets.

ACCESS BOOKINGS 0844 871 7677 (bkg fee). For our deaf and hard of hearing patrons, please use Text Relay, which is a free service. (You pay only for the call to the venue). 18001 0844 871 7677 (textphone users). 18002 0844 871 7677 (standard phone users). For further information, please log on to www.textrelay.org

BOOKING FEES Bookings may be subject to a per-ticket fee, transaction and postage charge. For most shows ATG Theatre Card members, Group bookings and sales in person at the Box Office are fee-free. Please check with the Box Office when booking.

CONDITIONS OF SALE Tickets cannot be refunded. Ticket exchanges can be offered for a per ticket exchange fee. Exchanges will only be accepted for the same production and for the same value or higher on payment of the difference. All exchange requests are subject to availability and must be received at least 48 hours prior to the original performance date. Due to the varying nature of shows and sets we cannot guarantee an unrestricted view from all seats at all times. For full conditions please visit www.atgtickets.com

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BOOK YOUR PROGRAMMES AND ICE CREAMS IN ADVANCE WHEN BUYING YOUR TICKETS!

0844 871 7633 www.atgtickets.com/theatrecard Mon - Sat 9am - 10pm, Sun 10am - 8pm ATG Theatre Card offers are subject to availability on selected seat prices and for a max. of 4 tickets per card. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

WATERSIDE CLUB MEMBERSHIP 0844 871 7680 Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm Waterside Club offers are subject to availability on selected seat prices. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Children under 5 will not be admitted except for family shows. A family ticket is for four people, maximum of two adults. Family tickets are available on selected performances only. All discounts are subject to availability and at the discretion of the duty manager. Only one discount is available per ticket. For full info on available discounts, please call the Box Office.

G GROUPS & SCHOOLS DISCOUNTS n For events marked with this logo, a groups rate applies on selected performances and seats. Groups rates are available for parties of 10 people or more, and on selected drama shows groups rates apply for 8 people or more. Different rates apply to some shows. Call the Groups Hotline for details. Special rates are also available for mid-week matinees and for schools for selected performances. For full details of the range of prices on offer call the Groups Hotline on 0844 871 7614.

EQUAL ACCESS FOR ALL Coming into line with the Disability and Equality Act of 2010 we have amended our accessible ticketing procedures to ensure equality for all of our patrons. As of Monday 26 September patrons with access requirements will be offered the best available seat based upon their choice of price band and their access requirements. Our staff will always aim to meet a patron’s access requirements within the limitations of seat availability in the patron’s chosen price band. Please advise us in advance of any special needs you or anyone in your party may have and the Box Office staff will be happy to help.

AUDIO DESCRIBED (including a TOUCH TOUR), SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETED and CAPTIONED performances offered on selected shows. See logos on show pages. The theatre has an infra-red hearing system in the auditorium. A limited number of headsets are available from the cloakroom. Hearing dogs and guide dogs are welcome in the theatre. Please inform the Box Office at the time of booking. The theatre has a step-free ground floor level from the entrance though to the Box Office, the Waterside Café and the Stalls with a lift to the Circle 1 and Circle 2 levels. There are eight wheelchair positions with companion seats, six in the Stalls and two in Circle 1.

An access leaflet is available, together with an audio CD of this brochure. Please contact marketingawt@ theambassadors.com or call 0844 871 7677.

To help you enjoy your visit you can book your programmes and ice creams in advance while buying your tickets. You can also buy theatre tokens. There is a pre-ordering drinks service as well as the chance to buy snacks and confectionery. For seated performances there is a Stalls and Circle 1 bar. There is quick and easy access to the Circle 1 bar from Circle 2 seats. For flat floor perfs there is a bar inside the main auditorium in addition to the foyer Stalls bar. There is a bar as part of the Second Space function suite. Free booster seats and a buggy park will be available for children’s shows. The information and prices in this brochure are correct at time of going to press. Aylesbury Waterside Theatre reserves the right to change or vary the advertised programme, facilities or discounts if necessary. All discounts are limited and subject to availability. We do not take responsibility for the content, quality or pricing of community hire performances.

DATA PROTECTION Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is managed by the Ambassador Theatre Group. We would like to add or retain your details on our lists to keep you informed about future events, special offers and other developments. We also look to secure information and special offers for customers from other organisations. You will be asked whether you want to receive any of this information next time you book. If you don’t want to receive info from us and/or third parties or have any queries contact the Marketing Department on 0844 871 7681.

AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP Co-founded by Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire in 1992, the Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd (ATG) is the largest owner/operator of theatres in the UK with 39 venues, an internationally recognised theatre producer and a leader in theatre ticketing services through ATG Tickets. ATG’s impressive portfolio of West End theatres includes historic buildings such as the Apollo Victoria, Donmar Warehouse, Duke of York’s, Fortune, Harold Pinter, Lyceum, Phoenix, Piccadilly, Playhouse, Savoy, Trafalgar Studio 1 and Trafalgar Studio 2. ATG’s regional theatres include The Ambassadors Woking encompassing the New Victoria and Rhoda McGaw Theatres and the award-winning 6 screen cinema complex, Ambassador Cinemas; Aylesbury Waterside Theatre; New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham; Theatre Royal Brighton; Bristol Hippodrome; Churchill Theatre Bromley; Edinburgh Playhouse; Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone; King’s Theatre and Theatre Royal, Glasgow; Grimsby Auditorium; Liverpool Empire; Palace Theatre and Opera House, Manchester; Milton Keynes Theatre; New Theatre, Oxford; Richmond Theatre; Southport Theatre; Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent; Sunderland Empire; Princess Theatre, Torquay; New Wimbledon Theatre and New Wimbledon Studio; Grand Opera House, York. ATG has been behind some of the most successful and innovative productions in Britain and internationally. Current and recent ATG co-productions include Ghost The Musical, South Pacific, All New People, Monkee Business, Matthew Bourne’s The Nutcracker!, Legally Blonde The Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Misanthrope, West Side Story, Elling, Guys and Dolls, Sweeney Todd, Company, Exit the King and The Rocky Horror Show.

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