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magic - a kind of queen Sun 19 Feb 26

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Doctor In The house Tue 20 - Sat 24 Mar

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one night of elvis lee memphis king Sun 25 Mar

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star quality Mon 26 - Sat 31 Mar

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april dancing queen Tue 3 - Sat 7 Apr

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titanic: the musical Wed 11 - Sat 14 Apr

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joe longthorne Sun 15 Apr

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hair Mon 16 - Sat 21 Apr

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the drifters in concert Sun 26 Feb 26

hormonal housewives Sun 22 Apr 28

the rat pack live from las vegas Mon 27 Feb - Sat 3 Mar

the crowstarver Tue 24 - Sat 28 Apr 13

march fascinating aida Sun 4 Mar

grimethorpe colliery band Sun 29 Apr 28

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agatha christie’s murder on the nile Mon 5 - Sat 10 Mar

may spamalot Mon 30 Apr - Sat 5 May

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sing-a-long-a grease Sun 11 Mar 26

motown’s greatest hits how sweet it is Wed 16 May 28

Balletboyz present the talent Mon 12 Mar

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let me entertain you starring jk as robbie Thu 17 May 28

the dreamboys Tue 13 Mar

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my first sleeping beauty Sat 19 - Sun 20 May 24

science museum live Wed 14 & Thu 15 Mar

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bette & joan Mon 21 - Sat 26 May

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the elo experience Fri 16 Mar

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june birds of a feather Mon 4 - Sat 9 Jun

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bromley comedy Most Saturdays

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the sensational 60s experience Sat 17 Mar

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a spectacular pantomime for all the family! children’s tv favourite

barney harwood as muddles

patsy kensit

as the wicked queen

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the funniest panto of them all? It has got to be the Churchill Theatre’s of course! We are proud that our pantos are the biggest, most traditional and best-loved in the South East region with over 40,000 delighted people joining the CTB for a magical Christmas year after year. Blue Peter presenter Barney Harwood and screen siren Patsy Kensit star in a show guaranteed for seasonal fun for everyone 3 to 103! Snow White has escaped from her wicked stepmother to Bromley, starting on a journey of adventure in which she meets Seven Dwarfs, a handsome prince and all of you! With glittering costumes and sets, hilarious jokes, song and dance, and lots of audience participation, make sure you don’t miss the fun this Christmas.

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Quotes about last year’s production Aladdin

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December 2011

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BILL KENWRIGHT AND LAURIE MANSFIELD PRESENT

FEATURING THE CLASSIC 60s HITS OF POMUS & SHUMAN

dreamboats & petticoats meets dirty dancing in an all-new rock ’n’ roll musical!

The hits include

A Teenager in Love Sweets for my Sweet Turn Me Loose Here I Go Again Viva Las Vegas Little Sister His Latest Flame Suspicion Can’t Get Used to Losing You

By Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran

Save the Last Dance For Me and many more A Churchill Theatre Bromley Production fri 13 - sat 21 jan Mon - Sat eves 7.45pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £15 - £29.50 (Premium seats £35)

From the writers, producers & directors who brought you Dreamboats and Petticoats. Save the Last Dance for Me will take you back through the ‘music and magic’ of the early 60s, a time when each passing week brought another Rock ’n’ Roll classic.

SEE IT FIRST IN BROMLEY! Dreamboats And Petticoats premiered in 2009 here at the Churchill Theatre and became our most popular musical to date, selling out and going on to wow the West End for the last three years. The premiere of Save The Last Dance For Me promises to be another massive hit so book your tickets soon to avoid disappointment!

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This nostalgic, feel-good musical journey will transport you back to music’s golden era as we follow two teenage sisters, Jennifer and Marie, through the summer of 1963. Full of freedom and high spirits they embark on a family holiday to the coast and a traditional seaside town. The young siblings soon discover much more than just sea and sand when they meet a handsome American airman, who invites them to a dance at the nearby United States Air force base. But young love and holiday romance is never that simple and the sisters soon realise that while the world around them is still watching itself in black and white, life and love can be much more colourful.

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russian classical ballet at its best

‘a beautiful production, I was truly mesmerised’ Public Reviews, Jan 2011 (Swan Lake)

‘I cannot recommend it highly enough’

Moscow City Ballet with the moscow city ballet orchestra Moscow City Ballet returns to the Churchill Theatre Bromley by popular demand with two extraordinary full-scale ballets, Romeo And Juliet and Swan Lake, featuring some of Russia’s best young dancers.

Romeo And Juliet Probably the world’s best-known love story, Romeo And Juliet is set to Prokofiev’s dramatic score, a masterpiece of 20th century music. All the hustle and bustle of Renaissance Verona is brought to life in this powerful production.

Swan Lake Set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score, Swan Lake is a flawless production with a stunning demonstration of precision, artistry and sheer grace. You will be moved by this fable which follows the fate of Prince Siegfried and the beautiful Swan Queen, Odette. The ballet’s soaring climax sees the power of true love conquer the forces of evil. 8

Public Reviews, Jan 2010 (romeo and juliet)

wed 25 - sat 28 jan Romeo And Juliet Wed & Thu eves 7.30pm,Thu mat 2.30pm Swan Lake Fri & Sat eves 7.30pm, Sat mat 2.30pm tickets £19 - £33 (Premium seats £31 - £39)

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HEARTWARMING AND HILARIOUS NEW COMEDY

the laugh-a-minute masterpiece BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

CRAIG suzanne GAZEY shaw vicky entwistle gemma bissix Leslie Ash

A hilarious, feelgood evening with a marathon punch!

steven blakeley IN

MIKE STOTT’S

multi award winning comedy classic

mike stott’s west end smash-hit that launched the careers of julie walters and richard beckinsale ‘one of the most uproariously funny plays of the last half century’ The Guardian

‘riotously raucous, absurdly funny’ The times

DIRECTED BY

Starring

BOB TOMSON

Leslie Ash The course of true love never did run smooth. Three women, three stories, three lives and one problem. Lies, deceit, red faces, regrets, hangovers and revenge! Liz is a veteran in the art of romance - if love is a battleground this woman calls the shots. Orla has waited so long for Mr Right she hasn’t noticed her Prince has turned into a frog. Alison is just too young to have been left on her own. One has been married seven times. One would settle for being introduced to his friends; the other has just lost the love of her life. It seems these women have little in common but when was a woman all that she seems? Leslie Ash won the hearts of a nation for her role as the beautiful girl next door Debs in the highly successful and controversial 90s sitcom Men Behaving Badly, rocketing her to stardom. She has since appeared in the hit TV shows Merseybeat, Where The Heart Is and Holby City. 10

tue 7 - sat 11 feb Tue - Sat eves 7.45pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £12 - £25 (Premium seats £29.50)

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Trevor Tinsley is a small-town grocer with a devoted wife and new baby - but his desire to taste the forbidden fruit of free love leads him astray and into the welcoming arms of his neighbour’s wife. Hilarious misadventures ensue, revealing a host of comic characters as Trevor’s actions lead him into conflict with his straight-laced community and provokes his narrow-minded wife into a surprising reaction of her own! TV favourites including Craig Gazey, winner of National Television Best Newcomer award and British Soaps Best Comedy Performer award for his portrayal of Coronation Street’s innocent Graeme Proctor, Emmerdale’s Suzanne Shaw, Champion of ITV’s Dancing on Ice, West End star of Chicago and Joseph and Pop sensation, Gemma Bissix, two-time British Soap award winner for her role in Hollyoaks, Vicky Entwistle, best known as the feisty Janice Battersby in Coronation Street and Heartbeat’s Steven Blakeley come together in this award-winning comedy classic.

Contains some strong language, semi nudity and adult humour. Not suitable for children. mon 13 - sat 18 feb Mon - Sat eves 7.45pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £12 - £27 (Premium seats £32)

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daring and colourful family circus show

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN!

present their new production

This unique extravaganza showcases only the best in entertainment; witness acrobats defying gravity as the ancient discipline Icarian Games returns to centre stage. An act rarely seen in circus arts, steeped in tradition, this remarkable display of human juggling where the human body becomes catapult and catcher in an elaborate, explosive and highly choreographed presentation of power, poise and agility. The show features traditional Chinese acts with the amazing legendary Bicycle Act which will keep the audience on the edge of their seats as 12 artistes manoeuvre onto a single bicycle. Witness the unpredictable and exhilarating twists of foot juggling with drums, the famous swinging poles, the sensational contortionist and the dynamic hoop divers with their amazing somersaults, leaps and jumps which all go towards completing this action packed programme. Suitable for an audience of all ages, with evocative sets, soaring musical score and extravagant new costumes this will entertain the entire family long after the final curtain falls! Don’t miss this stunning production that features the most daring, breath-taking and thrilling artistes to tour the UK. 12

‘a show of daunting athleticism’ the observer

mon 20 - wed 22 feb Mon - Wed eves 8pm Tue - Wed eves 5pm tickets £14 - £23 (Premium seats £23 - £26)

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The boys are back in town to take you back to the glamorous, glitzy nights of Las Vegas in the late 50s and early 60s. The fabulous Burrelli Sisters and The Rat Pack Big Band join Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin performing at the famous Sands hotel. It was at the Sands Hotel in 1960, that Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford first performed together on stage. From then on, they were forever known as the Rat Pack. Hit follows hit, including; The Lady is a Tramp, Mr Bojangles, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, That’s Amore, Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime, New York, New York, Fly Me to the Moon, Volare, Me And My Shadow, My Way and many more. This spectacular production celebrates the incredible singing talent of three world-famous entertainers and performers as well as some of the finest music that has ever been recorded. If you wish you’d swung with the hardest partying pack in town, now’s your chance. Frank, Sammy & Dean – The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas is still the coolest party in town!

‘ring-a-ding-ding. a triumphant production’ evening standard Photos of previous production.

mon 27 feb - sat 3 mar Mon - Sat eves 7.45pm Thu mat 2.30pm Sat mat 3pm tickets £16 - £29 (Premium seats £28 - £34)

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the classic christie thriller BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

exhilarating live dance ‘a company that clearly understands and loves christie’s work’ windsor express

‘the agatha christie theatre company always delivers a thrilling night out’ the herald

‘a sublime homage to the christie masterpieces’ the gazette STARRING

Now in its seventh thrilling year, the Agatha Christie Theatre Company presents a stylish new production of the queen of crime’s classic thriller Murder on the Nile. On board a steamer, cruising under the scorching Egyptian sun, honeymooners Simon Mostyn and his wealthy socialite wife Kay find themselves being pursued by an old flame of the newly wedded groom. Then tragedy strikes - a body is discovered. And all fingers point to Simon’s ex fiancée. But everything is not what it seems, and holidaying cleric Canon Pennefather is drawn into a web of intrigue and deceit as he finds himself on the trail of a ruthless murderer. Presented by the official Agatha Christie Theatre Company and starring Kate O’Mara (Dynasty and Bad Girls), Denis Lill (The Royal, Doctor Who), Susie Amy (71 Degrees North, Footballers’ Wives), Chloe Newsome (Coronation Street), Ben Nealon (Soldier, Soldier) and 60s pop idol, Mark Wynter. 14

KATE O’MARA DENIS LILL SUSIE AMY CHLOE NEWSOME BEN NEALON MARK WYNTER mon 5 - sat 10 mar Mon - Sat eves 7.45pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £16 - £26.50 (Premium seats £27 - £31.50)

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BalletBoyz presents

the Talent

‘IRRESISTIBLE’ Daily Express

BalletBoyz is one of the most cheekily original and innovative forces in modern dance. Led by former Royal Ballet lead dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, the company thrills audiences and critics the world over with its distinctive style, blending spectacular dance both energetic and graceful, with stunning music and film. In the TALENT, they pass the baton to a new generation of dancers in an evening of awesome dance, pure skill and sheer talent. Adam, Anthony, Ed, Jesus, Kai, Leon, Matt, Miguel and Taylor are the nine remarkable dancers, handpicked from open auditions by BalletBoyz, who star in this explosive feast of exhilarating live dance, cleverly fused with the company’s trademark use of film and behind the scenes footage. the TALENT features Russell Maliphant’s mesmerising Torsion, Paul Roberts haunting Alpha and the critically acclaimed Void by Czech choreographer Jarek Cemerek.

‘This is contemporary dance, boy-band style. This is dance at its most riveting and fearless. Talent? I should say so’ Independent on Sunday

mon 12 mar 7.45pm tickets £16 - £21 (Premium seats £26)

under 21 special £15 Schools £12 early bar

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‘crisp, vicious and very enjoyable’

laughter is the best medicine!

JOE PASQUALE

robert powell

daily express

IN 1952 IT WAS A NOVEL IN 1954 THE NO.1 UK FILM IN 1956 A HIT WEST END PLAY

IAN FRICKER PRESENTS

GOLDEN GLOBE® WINNER

amanda donohoe IN

noël coward’s

IN 1969 A CELEBRATED TV SERIES NOW FOR 2012 A MAJOR UK REVIVAL

ADAPTED BY CHRISTOPHER LUSCOMBE DIRECTED BY JOE HARMSTON

‘sheer theatrical fun’

THE CLASSIC BRITISH COMEDY

daily mail

Written by Richard Gordon and Ted Willis Directed by Ian Talbot Do you need a prescription for laughter? Then here comes the cure, as the classic British comedy, Doctor in the House hits the stage! Follow the inexperienced young medical student Simon Sparrow as he begins his five-year internship at St. Swithin’s Teaching Hospital. Continually running foul of the irascible head surgeon Sir Lancelot Spratt, Sparrow’s social life is spiced up when he is taken under the wings of two student repeaters, in the form of Tony Grimsdyke and John Evans, as farcical consequences ensue. Starring one of Britain’s most loved funnymen, Joe Pasquale, and star of stage and screen, Robert Powell, Doctor in the House has delighted audiences for generations. Refereed by awardwinning director Ian Talbot, this is comedy at its very best. The doctor will see you now! 16

tue 20 - sat 24 mar Tue - Sat eves 7.45pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £12 - £27 (Premium seats £32)

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Golden Globe winner Amanda Donohoe leads a stellar cast of 12 in Noël Coward’s deliciously funny final play, Star Quality. Taking us behind the scenes of a new West End production, Coward conjures up a wickedly observant satire of the backstage world of talent and treachery. From tentative first rehearsal to triumphant opening night, both leading lady and director are determined to get their own way and the resulting clash of egos becomes increasingly and hilariously bloody. What emerges is a startling evocation of that most elusive gift of all - star quality. Adapted by Christopher Luscombe (director of The Madness of George III and The History Boys), Star Quality is a fitting farewell from the master of the stage.

mon 26 - sat 31 mar Mon - Sat eves 7.45pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £12 - £27 (Premium seats £32)

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all your favourite abba hits in one night

100th anniversary production from wwos ‘it is a testament to wwos’s professionalism that they are continually able to draw the public to a venue such as this (the churchill) and provide a consistently high level of entertainment’ sardines magazine

‘much more than just another abba show! it’s fantastic!’ monte carlo press

abba’s greatest hits Calling all Super Troopers and Dancing Queens! Celebrating timeless hits from the pop phenomenon ABBA, and hot on the heels of the huge success of Mamma Mia, this gorgeous, glittering production is a non-stop, fun-filled party guaranteed to have everyone dancing in the aisles! Featuring a dynamic cast of twenty singers and dancers, dazzling costumes and outrageous choreography, this highoctane, musical tribute features such legendary ABBA hits as Money, Money, Money, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, Knowing Me, Knowing You, Waterloo, Fernando and many more. So dig out those flares, put on your dancing shoes and get ready for the best 70s party in town! 18

tue 3 - sat 7 apr Tue - Sat eves 7.45pm Sat mat 2.30pm tickets £12 - £24 (Premium seats £28.50)

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During the 100th anniversary week of the maiden voyage Story & book by Peter Stone Music & lyric by Maury Yeston Exactly 100 years after the sinking of the most famous ship of all time, WWOS return to the Churchill Theatre Bromley with Titanic: The Musical. It is the show they said couldn’t be done. How can you sing and dance about a tragedy? But Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s peers awarded Titanic: The Musical a clean sweep of the 1997 Tony awards. A little more than 85 years after the disaster, Titanic finally arrived in triumph in New York. It was a similar tale at the Churchill Theatre in 2006 when WWOS staged the London premiere of the multi-award winning musical. With a beautiful musical score, Titanic: The Musical is a powerful and dramatic theatrical experience. Faithfully retelling the story of the real life characters onboard RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage, the show recalls the exciting and emotional stories of the passengers’ hopes, loves and dreams - little knowing the tragic fate that awaits them. A non-professional production by arrangement with Music Scope and Stage Musicals Ltd. New York.

wed 11 - sat 14 apr Wed - Sat eves 7.45pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £18 - £22 atg theatre card £2 off eves (max 2 tickets)

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THE MUST SEE INTERNATIONAL HIT SHOW STARRING GARETH GATES

IMAGINATIVE AND THRILLING FAMILY THEATRE Theatre Alibi with Exeter Northcott Theatre & Oxford Playhouse

★★★★★ ‘faultless theatre – moving and highly original. Don’t miss it’ whats on stage

Gareth Gates stars in the legendary musical an all - new production in the UK for Summer, 2012! The legendary musical is back, one of the most revered celebratory shows of all-time, featuring a host of stunning hits including Aquarius, Hair, Let The Sunshine In and many, many more. The message in Hair remains as potent as it ever was, in a world which stands still in terms of political aggression, Hair is the musical that stands up for freedom, peace, love and selfexpression, all backed by one of the most thrilling rock sound-tracks ever conceived. Gareth Gates stars, fresh from his superb performance as Marius in Les Miserables both on tour and in London. He remains a pop star and actor with an enduring charm and a huge following, as 3.5m record sales world-wide testify! Award-winning director Gary Lloyd directs and choreographs this brand new production. Gary is of course the director/ choreographer of the huge hit Thriller Live in the West End and has recently directed/choreographed 20th Century Boy - The Story of Marc Bolan, X Factor, American Idols Live and Peter Andre’s Accelerate Tour 2010, alongside a host of huge theatrical hits. 20

Minimum suggested age 16+, contains nudity.

A sensational show full of energy and vibrancy mon 16 - sat 21 apr Mon - Sat eves 7.45pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £19.50 - £35 (Premium seats £45)

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the crowstarver From the book by Dick

King-Smith

The Crowstarver is a gripping and moving story set in a close-knit rural community in the early days of the Second World War. When a baby is found abandoned in a lambing pen he’s adopted by the shepherd Tom Sparrow and his wife Kathy. As the boy grows up it’s clear to everyone around him that the mystery of his birth is not the only thing about him that’s special. John Joseph turns out to have an amazing gift with animals of all kinds. Foxes will eat out of his hand, hares and otters come close and he can even gentle a bucking bronco in true horse whisperer style. As the years pass, being different means John faces threats of all kinds, from ignorance and prejudice and the war itself. Full of unforgettable characters and scenes, The Crowstarver combines an action-packed and heart-warming story with powerful performances, beguiling animal puppets and a stunning live score. The show follows successful Theatre Alibi productions of Michael Morpurgo’s Why The Whales Came which transferred to the West End and Michael Frayn’s Spies.

tue 24 - sat 28 apr Tue 7pm Wed 1.30pm Thu 1pm & 5.30pm Fri 7pm Sat 1.30pm & 6pm tickets £10 - £19.50 (Premium seats £25)

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The hilarious backstage story of the making of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? STARRING

ANITA DOBSON

GRETA SCACCHI

Starring 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 SEEN BY OVER A MILLION PEOPLE IN THE UK! Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and(the canc Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy (orhealtelled safet h + possibly a brace) of beautiful show girls, witch burnings y) 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)*. Todd Carty aka Tucker, expert ice-skater and EastEnders stalwart, stars as Patsy.

‘irresistible silliness’ the sunday times

‘i felt i might actually die of laughter’ the independent

mon 30 apr - sat 5 may Mon - Sat eves 7.45pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £15 - £34.50 (Premium seats £35 - £38)

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DIRECTED BY

ANTON BURGE

BILL ALEXANDER

DIRECT FROM THE WEST END Renowned actresses Anita Dobson and Greta Scacchi step into the shoes of legendary rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford as their thirty year feud reaches boiling point.

(Limited)

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

A PLAY BY

In Anton Burge’s new comedy, two Hollywood stars whose careers have hit rock bottom are thrown together for the filming of the now classic film Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? The highs, the lows, the tantrums, are all exposed during this great night out at the theatre. The movie propelled them both back to stardom, but will they ever speak to each other again?

‘DOBSON WICKEDLY FUNNY’

‘SCACCHI A SCOrCHING PERFORMANCE’

DAILY TELEGRAPH

DAILY EXPRESS

★★★★ ‘GREAT ENTERTAINMENT’ DAILY EXPRESS

‘FUNNY AND SHARP’ THE TIMES mon 21 - sat 26 may Mon - Sat eves 7.45pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £12 - £29.50 (Premium seats £29.50 - £35)

atg theatre card Half price Mon eve (Limited) £5 off other eves and £3 off mats ferrari’s meal deal £34

0844 871 7620 (bkg fee) www.atgtickets.com/bromley

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english national ballet

ORIGINAL CAST STAR IN THE TV FAVOURITE

one night shows circus of horrors the ventriloquist sun 22 jan 7.30pm Tickets £13 - £23* (Premium seats £29)* Following their huge success on Britain’s Got Talent, The Circus Of Horrors brings a stunning new show The Ventriloquist, featuring hair hanging beauties, twisted contortionists, flying aerialists, gyrating jugglers and many more, with its new-found star The Ventriloquist. Recommended for age 16+

suggs my life story in words and music mon 23 jan 8pm Tickets £20.50*

The My First ballets by English National Ballet in partnership with English National Ballet School bring your children their first taste of the fantastical, magical, make-believe world of ballet. My First Sleeping Beauty is an enchanted world of castles and curses, forests and fairies, created especially for the whole family by choreographer Matthew Hart. Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous waltz-filled music includes the tune made famous as Once Upon a Dream in Disney’s version.

★★★★ The guardian on the sleeping beauty

B I RDS OF A FEATHER LIVE ON STAGE

The girls are back! One of BBC TV’s most popular and fondly-remembered sitcoms comes to the stage with all three of its original leading cast members, Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph. Re-united on stage, share once again the funny and moving lives of sisters Sharon Theodopolopoudos and Tracy Stubbs and their sex-mad neighbour, Dorien Green in the premiere of a brand-new show created especially for the theatre.

sat 19 - sun 20 may Sat 11am, 2pm & 5pm Sun 11am & 3pm tickets £11 - £21 (Premium seats £26)

under 18s £9 - £16

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forces sweethearts tue 24 jan 2.30pm Tickets £12 Forces Sweethearts makes a welcome return to the Churchill Theatre with your favourite songs from Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields, Marlene Dietrich, Carmen Miranda and Anne Shelton, plus songs from The Demob Sweethearts, Alma Cogan, Ruby Murray, Doris Day and Eartha Kitt remembering the early days of the post-war years.

glenn miller orchestra sun 12 feb 7.30pm Tickets £15.50 - £19.50 (Premium seats £23.50) mon 4 - sat 9 jun Mon - Sat eves 7.45pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm

(Premium seats £21)

atg theatre card Half price Sat 11am (Limited) £5 off other perfs family ticket £59 (4 incl. child)

I’ve just turned 50, the kids have left home, and my cat just died. Suggs My Life Story In Words And Music hands you an access-allareas backstage pass to the Madness frontman’s mind as he attempts the dare-devil stunt of single-handedly unraveling the mysteries of his own life. Join him on an emotional rollercoaster through the ups and downs of an astonishing thirty-year career spanning pop music, radio, television and film.

tickets £15 - £29 (Premium seats £29 - £35)

atg theatre card £5 off Mon eve (Limited) £3 off Tue - Thu eves

The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra directed by Ray McVay brings the 40s back to Bromley in this brand new show. The Moonlight Serenaders with their fabulous harmonies and the swinging jazz band, The Uptown Hall Gang, all get together to leave you with an unforgettable evening. There will also be a Tribute To The Big Bands which will include Ted Heath!

book now www.atgtickets.com/bromley (bkg fee)

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one night shows magic - a kind of queen

science museum live

sun 19 feb 7.45pm tickets £17 - £18

wed 14 mar 7pm & thu 15 mar 1.30pm tickets £15.50 Children £13.50 Family ticket (4) £52

Magic, the first and still the best tribute to Queen, perform all of Queen’s greatest hits plus some you may not have heard for a while, in their latest show for 2011. While not attempting to emulate Queen visually, Magic creates all the excitement of a Queen show, performing completely live. Not to be missed!

the drifters masquerade tour 2012 sun 26 feb 7.30pm tickets £25 Following the highly successful gold album Up On The Roof released in 2011, The Drifters are back performing both the classic hits from the last six decades and their superb new material. With the hit songs; Come on Over to My Place, Up On the Roof, Under the Boardwalk, Saturday Night at the Movies, Under the Boardwalk, Kissin’ in the Back Row and many more. www.theofficialdrifters.com

elo experience The Electric Light Orchestra Greatest Hits Tour fri 16 mar 7.45pm tickets £19 A group of talented musicians are currently touring UK theatres bringing the most popular songs of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra back to the stage. This show, currently wowing audiences up and down the country, is not to be missed! www.elotribute.com

fascinating aida

the sensational 60s experience

sun 4 mar 7.30pm tickets £20.50 ATG Theatre card £3 off

sat 17 mar 7.45pm tickets £21 - £23

Three times Olivier Award-nominated and internet sensation, Fascinating Aida are still Britain’s best comedy cabaret trio. This brand new show will include their infamous anthem to budget travel, Cheap Flights and The Dogging Song, a fond homage to the joys of al fresco sex. ‘The glamour is magnetic, satire razor-sharp’ Guardian

For one night only - all the original hits performed by four of the most popular bands of the 1960s. Starring The Tremeloes, Herman’s Hermits, The Union Gapuk, and The Dreamers. Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best with The Sensational 60s Experience!

sing-a-long-a grease

one night of elvis

sun 11 mar 7.30pm tickets £16*

sun 25 mar 7.45pm tickets £19.50 - £21 ATG Theatre card £1 off

From the producers of Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music. Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars and remember Grease is the word! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.

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Unleash your inner Einstein - explosive fun for all the family! Experience spectacular science, dangerous demonstrations and extraordinary experiments as the Science Museum takes to the stage with a fantastic live show to blow your mind and challenge your brain!

The remarkable tribute artist Lee Memphis King – winner of the world’s largest Elvis impersonation contest in Collingwood Canada - takes you from the 1968 comeback special to the Vegas years complete with big band, projections and original footage. The biggest Elvis show to tour theatres in the UK, this is not to be missed!

the dreamboys

joe longthorne

tue 13 mar 7.45pm tickets £23.50* ATG Theatre card £2.50 off Suitable for age 18+

sun 15 apr 7.45pm tickets £19.50 - £21 ATG Theatre card £2 off

The UK’s top male glamour show, perfect for a girls night out with your friends. Having earned themselves celebrity status with special guest appearances on massive TV shows such as X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and Celebrity Big Brother, The Dreamboys guarantee an action-packed night of music, muscle and mayhem!

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

book now 0844 871 7620(bkg fee)

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one night shows

ACT UP WITH THE CHURCHILL THEATRE! hormonal housewives sun 22 apr 7.45pm tickets £18* (Premium seats £22)* Join the Hormonal Housewives as they battle against weight gain, weight loss, mood swings, wine, PMS, men, going to the gym, waxing, stretch marks, men, chocolate, upper-lip hair, chocolate, men, chocolate and all the other joys of being a 21st Century girl! Grab your friends and head down for a night of fun and frolics! Starring Coronation Street’s Beverley Callard.

grimethorpe colliery band sun 29 apr 3pm tickets £19.50 - £21 ATG Theatre card £3 off The real stars of the hit movie Brassed Off are celebrating its 15th anniversary with a fabulous concert featuring popular tracks and favourite classics. Having won almost every brass band accolade, these musicians have a highly acclaimed international reputation with numerous recordings to their credit.

motown’s greatest hits How sweet it is - 10th anniversary tour wed 16 may 7.30pm tickets £20.50 ATG Theatre card £4 off Celebrating over 50 years of the sweet sound of Motown, this stunning 100% live show combines first class music with the slickest choreography and an amazing band to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best Motown experience you will ever have!

let me entertain you thu 17 may 7.45pm tickets £21 It’s back! Following last year’s One Night Of Robbie Williams, JK returns with the explosive stage show celebrating the music of Robbie. With fantastic stage sets, a huge cast of musicians, singers and dancers and incredible use of video projection, this show is the biggest production in the world celebrating Stoke-On-Trent’s finest export.

bromley comedy saturdays in the ctb studio Doors 8pm tickets £12.50* Fat Jesters is one of South London’s most respected comedy clubs, with high quality shows and fun, intimate atmosphere. The world’s best comics have performed here: Russell Howard, Micky Flanagan, Russell Kane, Sarah Millican, Reginald D. Hunter, Jack Whitehall and Patrick Monahan. Great for a celebration or a fun night out with mates.

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careers

drama creative development design

community

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outreach

Creative Learning runs weekly classes, holiday events and creative projects for everyone aged 3 to 103! Check out the website to find out more or call us on 0208 460 7131 www.atgcreativelearning.co.uk/bromley


booking information

the business club is back!

Churchill Theatre Bromley, High Street, Bromley, Kent BR1 1HA (10am - 15 mins after perf start and 10am - 6pm on non-perf days)

Ticket Sales 0844 871 7620 (bkg fee) (Mon - Sat 9am - 10pm, Sun 10am - 8pm)

Groups Hotline (10+) 0844 871 7696 (Mon - Thu 9am - 6.30pm, Fri 9am - 6pm)

ATG Theatre Card 0844 871 7633 (Mon - Sat 9am - 10pm, Sun 10am - 8pm)

Access Bookings 0844 871 7677 (bkg fee)

Type Talk 18001 0871297 5477 (textphone user)

Type Talk 18002 0871297 5477 (hearing person)

Facsimile 020 8290 8248 www.atgtickets.com/bromley (bkg fee)

We are very pleased to be able to welcome back local businesses through our doors for a season of top quality shows, hospitality and networking. We are very keen to work in partnership with local businesses and to support the local business community. We work with our business customers to create tailored sponsorship packages for all budgets. Ways which we can work with you include:

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES Promote your organisation to our 60,000 strong customer database via a range of different media.

CTB works closely with the following companies:

ROOM HIRE Take advantage of our spacious function rooms, equipped with WiFi and set up to meet your needs for meetings or conferences.

*Ticket prices marked with asterisks are subject to an additional fee when booking by credit card.

PARTY PLANNING Let us work with you to plan parties and private functions for both business and social occasions. PRIORITY BOOKINGS AND DISCOUNTS Access great ticket discounts at CTB and nationwide across 39 Ambassador Theatre Group venues, including in London’s West End.

conditions of sale Once purchased, tickets are your property, if the performance takes place, we cannot refund the cost in any circumstances. Tickets can be exchanged 48 hrs or more in advance of the perf time for the same production and value subject to an exchange fee.

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Booking Tickets Churchill Theatre Bromley spends £1 of the price you pay for your ticket on improving your theatre. Bookings may be subject to a per-ticket fee, transaction and postage charge. For most shows ATG Theatre Card, Group bookings and sales in person at the Box Office are fee-free. Please check with the Box Office when booking your tickets. Tickets can only be reserved in person and payment will be required within three days or one day prior to the performance,whichever is sooner. Cheque payments must be made at least three weeks prior to the performance and 28 days total should be allowed for the delivery of tickets.

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This Autumn marked the first anniversary of the Churchill Theatre Bromley (CTB) Business Club and also the re-opening of the theatre after five months of essential maintenance work.

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

Discounts A range of discounts are available, under the following Terms & Conditions: Only one discount may apply to any one ticket. Tickets at discounted rates are subject to availability at any particular performance and for any particular seat, at the absolute discretion of Churchill Theatre Bromley, which reserves the right to offer unpublished discounts. Under 16s, full-time students, registered unemployed and Senior Citizens receive a £2 discount on selected seats for particular performances.

ATG Theatre card discounted tickets are limited to four per person each perf (except where stated and normally apply to

the top two prices and Premium seats only)

Young Children F Children under 5 may not be admitted to the theatre except for family shows (indicated by symbol on show pages of this Brochure). GroUp Bookings Groups of 10+ Varying ticket discounts are available on most shows. Schools, Colleges and Universities Tickets from £9.50 are available on selected performances for Groups of 10+. For further details contact the Groups Hotline on 0844 871 7696 (Mon - Thu 9am - 6.30pm, Fri 9am - 6pm and Sat 10am - 4pm) Access For All Customers who require additional assistance to attend the theatre, or who need to sit in particular seats, should make this known at the time of booking. Direct access from the Foyer to Circle with space for nine wheelchairs. Please advise when booking if you have a larger wheelchair. One wheelchair space available in the stalls (no accessible toilet at this level). There is a platform lift from the Circle Foyer to the Circle Bar and Terrace. Accessible toilet in the Circle Foyer Orange/Blue Badge holders can park in Churchill Way. Infrared hearing equipment is available from Ticket Sales. A loop audio system is installed at the Ticket Sales counter. Audio Described, Sign Language Interpreted and STAGETEXT captioned performances available on selected shows as indicated. Deaf and hard of hearing patrons may use Type Talk, which is a free service. You only pay for the call to the venue. For more info see www.textrelay.org Hearing dogs and guide dogs are welcome in the theatre. Please advise when booking. meal deals Meal deals available with local restaurants for many productions as marked on the show pages with the symbol above. To book or for more information call Ticket Sales. Discount Terms and Conditions apply.

early bar The CTB Circle Bar will be open for a ‘happy half hour’ an hour and a half before the show starts with 20% off most drinks on perfs as marked on the show pages. HOW TO GET HERE By Train Bromley South (London Victoria), Bromley North (London Charing Cross and London Bridge) By Bus All routes to Bromley Centre Parking Parking Recommended Bromley town centre car parks are the Pavilion Car Park (Kentish Way, BR1 3EF) and the Hill Car Park (Beckenham Lane, BR2 0DA). There is a Coach Park in Churchill Way. The information in this brochure are correct at the time of going to press. The Churchill Theatre reserves the right to alter the advertised programme, facilities and ticket prices if necessary at its sole discretion.

This brochure and access details are available in Large Print or on audio CD. Call 020 8464 7131 to request a copy. This brochure is printed on responsibly sourced FSC paper. Please continue to help the environment by recycling it.

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 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 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 South Pacific, Ghost The Musical, 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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THEATRE’S LONGEST-RUNNING SUPPORT ACT “the two leads fizz with delicious chemistry”

“all the makings of a classic”

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Churchill Theatre Bromley Winter 2011/2012 Brochure  

Churchill Theatre Bromley Winter 2011/2012 Brochure