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spring 2012

LD WO R R E IE PREM comes to woking! tue 13 - sat 17 march

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spring 2012

‘the rolls royce of christmas entertainment’ surrey advertiser

starring steve mcfadden harry derbidge amy bird andy collins new victoria theatre 9 dec - sun 15 jan

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all the fun of the fair 17 – 21 January

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blood brothers 24 – 28 January

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matthew bourne’s nutcracker! 31 January - 4 February

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spamalot 6 - 11 February

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la traviata/ madama butterfly 15 - 18 February

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yes, prime minister 20 - 25 February

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top hat 13 - 17 March

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swan lake and sleeping beauty 22 - 24 March

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birds of a feather 26 - 31 March

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save the last dance for me 2 - 7 April

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HORRIBLE HISTORIES 11 - 14 April

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CALENDAR GIRLS 16 - 21 April

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THE KING AND I 24 - 28 April

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MIDNIGHT TANGO 30 April - 5 May

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legally blonde 7 - 19 May

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spamalot

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surrey’s biggest and best family pantomime

steve mcFADDEN as Captain Hook

The Only Way is Essex’s

HARRY DERBIDGE Amy bird ANDY COLLINS as cabin boy

as Peter Pan

as Smee

brand new show for 2011/2012!

December 2011

This year the New Victoria Theatre is spoiling you with a fabulously extravagant updated version of Peter Pan.

Sat 10 2.00 7.00

A suitably marvellous cast will be treading the boards of the New Victoria Panto pirate ship this year bringing the tale vividly into life. Steve McFadden, one of the most recognisable soap villains in the country, returns to Woking panto as the dastardly Captain Hook. Joining Steve, and adding a bit of glamour to the pirate crew is The Only Way is Essex’s Harry Derbidge as one of Captain Hook’s swashbuckling pirates. They will be joined on their mission to collar that cheeky Peter Pan by funny man Andy Collins who will be playing the hilarious Smee. Of course it wouldn’t be a New Victoria Panto without an amazing production brimming with astounding special effects (Peter Pan can fly after all!), sartorially splendid costumes and superbly crafted sets. The festive season is the perfect opportunity to unite your family and indulge in one of Britain’s proudest traditions but you better be quick as with the sprinkling of fairy dust adorning this year’s production it is sure to be a fly away success!

‘great family entertainment at its best’ ‘the rolls royce of christmas entertainment’ surrey advertiser

Fri 9 7.00

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Sun 11 1.30 5.30 Mon 12 2.00 ✖ 7.00 G F Tue 13 No Performances Wed 14 2.00 ✖ 7.00 G F Thu 15 2.00 ✖ 7.00 G F Fri 16 2.00 ✖ G 7.00 G F Sat 17 2.00 7.00 Sun 18 1.30 5.30 Mon 19 No Performances Tue 20 2.00 ✖ G 7.00 G F Wed 21 2.00 7.00 Thu 22 2.00 7.00 Fri 23 2.00 7.00 Sat 24 1.30 5.30 Sun 25 No Performances Mon 26 1.30 5.30 Tue 27 2.00 7.00 Wed 28 2.00 7.00 Thu 29 2.00 7.00 Fri 30 2.00 7.00 Sat 31 1.30 5.30

January 2012 Sun 1 No Performances Mon 2 2.00 7.00 Tue 3 2.00 7.00 Wed 4 2.00 ✖ G 7.00 G F Thu 5 2.00 ✖ G 7.00 G F Fri 6 7.00 G F Sat 7 2.00 7.00 Sun 8 1.30 5.30

concessions

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Under 16’s, Students, Over 60s and UB40’s - £2 off

Signed Perf Sat 17 December at 2pm

Audio Described Perf Sun 18 December at 5.30pm

santa’s grotto comes to the new victoria theatre from 17 nov free to panto ticket holders. visit the website or ask at the box office for more details.

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captioned Perf Wed 11 January at 7pm G Groups 10+ £21, 20+ £20, 40+ £19, 60+ £18

✖ schools

December: Mon 12, Wed 14, Thu 15, Fri 16, In association with Woking Borough Council

Tue 20 at 2pm January: Wed 4, Thu 5, Wed 11, Thu 12 at 2pm

Best available seats £13 includes a FREE ice-cream for every student ticket

Group of 10+ receive a free teacher place for every 10 students

f family ticket £80 for 4 tickets max 2 adults

children with special needs foundation charity perf Fri 9 December at 7pm

Mon 9 No Performances

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Fri 13 7.00 G F

TICKETS £?? - £??

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roll on up, see the main attraction, get your money ready, let’s take a ride

‘GRITTY, GRIPPING, SUPERB. it’s a must!’ mail on sunday

Bill Kenwright presents

★★★★★

‘dazzling’ sunday telegraph

★★★★★

‘terrific’ sunday express

★★★★★

‘glorious’

‘BEST NEW WEST END MUSICAL 2010’

cbs news

★★★★★

What’s On Stage Nomination

‘sensational’ daily telegraph

‘genuinely touching well worth a spin’ the daily telegraph

Following a record breaking West End season at the Garrick Theatre where it was nominated for Best New West End Musical 2010 by ‘What’s On Stage’ David Essex and Boogie Nights creator Jon Conway invite you to a rollercoaster ride of a musical, underscored by a helter-skelter of David Essex hits such as: A Winter’s Tale, Hold Me Close, Gonna Make You A Star, Me And My Girl Nightclubbing, Silver Dream Machine, and Rock On. Inspired by David’s album, All The Fun Of The Fair, David plays fun fair owner Levi Lee, recently widowed and father of a rebellious teenage son. Like father like son, they’ll take you for a ride. Danger and mysticism lurk in the future, as predicted by the gypsy fortune teller who is in love with Levi. Dodgems and motorbikes, crafty cons and candy floss, fairground horses and fights, along with romance and rock and roll mean you’re sure to go on a rollercoaster of a ride, but beware, all is not always fun at the fair! ‘It’s a great night out’ Simon Bates Radio Legend www.allthefunofthefairmusical.com 6

Photo by Paul Marc Mitchell

tue 17 - sat 21 january Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm Tickets £20 - £33 (Premium seats available)

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Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi award-winning Blood Brothers and Bill Kenwright’s production, having recently celebrated its 23rd phenomenal year in London, continues to enjoy standing ovations at every devastating performance. No wonder Blood Brothers is now;

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‘THE MUSICAL for all time’ evening standard

‘Exhilarating. One of the best musicals ever written’ Sunday Times In association with Woking Borough Council

tue 24 - sat 28 january Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed, Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm Tickets £13.50 - £30.50 (Premium seats available)

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A new adventures production

the 20th anniversary PRODUCTION

Matthew Bourne’s

One of the most popular dance productions ever staged in the UK, Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! returns to the New Victoria Theatre to celebrate its 20 th anniversary for one week only. Music by Tchaikovsky

This delicious theatrical feast has family-sized helpings of Matthew Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy. Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a hilariously bleak Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland. Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s unforgettable sets and costumes combine with sizzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the traditional favourite.

‘witty and wonderful’ guardian

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Hailed by The Observer as ‘the undisputed king of dance theatre’, Matthew Bourne’s company New Adventures has produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last two decades including Swan Lake, Edward Scissorhands and last year’s sell-out hit, Cinderella.

‘Devilishly clever imaginative wit this Nutcracker cannot be faulted’

‘UTTERLY DELICIOUS A DAZZLING EXTRAVAGANZA’

Financial Times

Sunday Telegraph Photographs by Bill Cooper

tue 31 january Sat 4 February Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm Tickets £15 - £36 (Premium seats available)

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always look on the bright side of life

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

‘fantastic fun!’ The Express 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 can Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy (orheacltelled safet h + possibly a brace) of beautiful show girls, witch burnings y) not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people.

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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.

‘truly a knight to remember’

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

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ellen kent returns with the internationally acclaimed ukrainian national opera of kharkiv

DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

Derek Block & Blackburn International Proudly Present two Ellen Kent Productions with international soloists, highly- praised chorus and full orchestra

by antony jay & JONATHAN LYNN

★★★★

‘the audience loved it. a hit’

Back by popular demand The love story that gripped Paris. A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La dame aux Camelias. Based on a true story, it tells of the passionate consumptive Violetta. There are many echoes of Verdi’s own life in La Traviata and he threw himself into the music. The highlights include The Brindisi, the best known drinking song in opera, the duet Un Di Felice and Violetta’s haunting aria Addio Del Passato.

‘Uplifting, charming, heroic and finally tear -jerking’

the daily mail

★★★★

Starring the American-Korean soprano Rosa Lee Thomas and the Korean soprano Elena Dee*. Back by overwhelming public demand, this award-winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan. One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant - with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet.

‘This is a Butterfly to cherish’ Manchester Evening News

Liverpool Echo wed 15 - thu 16 february Wed & Thu eves 7.30pm

fri 17 - sat 18 february Fri & Sat eves 7.30pm

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‘hilarious’ the guardian

starring

graham seed & michael simkins The original writers of the classic BBC TV series, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn have reunited for this anniversary production and now the Prime Minister Jim Hacker played by Graham Seed (Nigel Pargetter in The Archers) and his Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby played by Michael Simkins (Mamma Mia, Above Suspicion) are back in this hilarious new play. In a world of spin, BlackBerrys and ‘sexed up’ dossiers, the PM is staring disaster in the face. The country is on the brink of financial meltdown and the Government’s only apparent salvation comes from a morally dubious deal with the Foreign Minister of Kumranistan. Will Jim Hacker and his team of advisors be able to rescue the country from the edge?

‘Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey are back in truly vintage form. As politically sharp and blissfully funny as ever’ the Daily Telegraph In association with Woking Borough Council

mon 20 - sat 25 february Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm Tickets £12 - £30 (Premium seats available)

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fred and ginger’s greatest hollywood dance musical live on stage

tom chambers

SUMMER & STRALLEn

IRVING BERLIN RKO’s MOTION PICTURE

music and lyrics By based on

prior to the west end Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen star in Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers’ legendary Hollywood hit of the 1930s and one of the greatest dance musicals of all time.

★★★★★

‘showstopping. slick fabulous. the standing ovation said it all’ birmingham post 14

Tom Chambers, Strictly Come Dancing winner and Holby City heartthrob, plays Jerry Travers, the famous American tap dancer who arrives in London to appear in his first West End Show. Travers meets the irresistible Dale Tremont, played by Summer Strallen (triple Olivier Award nominee and star of Love Never Dies, The Sound of Music and Hollyoaks) and follows her across Europe in an attempt to win her heart with his wonderful song and dance routines. Irving Berlin’s celebrated score features such classics as Cheek to Cheek, Let’s Face The Music & Dance, Isn’t It A Lovely Day To Be Caught In The Rain and Top Hat, White Tie & Tails. Beautiful sets, lavish 1930s costumes and sensational dancing will sweep you off your feet in this romantic musical comedy.

black tie & tiara night tue 13 march 7. 30pm Dress in your finest and treat yourselves to our Top Hat VIP Package. For details visit www.atgtickets.com/woking

tue 13 - sat 17 march Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Fri & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £26.50 - £43.50 (Premium seats available)

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ORIGINAL CAST STAR IN THE WORLD PREMIERe STAGE PRODUCTION OF THE TV FAVOURITE

the russian state ballet of siberia

‘I am so excited about the Birds of A Feather tour and us three old girls getting together again and of course, working with my son Charlie for the first time. I’ll be a very nervous actress but a very proud Mum’

Raymond Gubbay presents

‘DANCING WAS SHARP, PRECISE & LIGHT OF FOOT THROUGHOUT’

pauline quirke

OXFORD TIMES

‘graceful dancers captivated the audience’ Aberdeen Evening Express

B IRDS OF A FEATHER

‘looking forward to being back with the girls after such a long time and sharing what’s happened to us since the audience last saw us’ linda robson

LIVE ON STAGE

Swan Lake

The greatest romantic ballet of all! This is an immortal love story filled with magic, emotion and beauty. From the opulence and splendour of the magnificent court room to the exhilarating lake scenes where swans play in perfect formation, Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly beautiful music creates a truly unforgettable experience.

Sleeping Beauty

Every child’s favourite fairy tale, this is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score. Stunning choreography, sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets form the fantasy world in which the Lilac Fairy struggles against the evil Carabosse. 16

thu 22 - sat 24 march Swan Lake Thu & Fri eves 7.30pm Sleeping Beauty Sat mat 2.30pm Sat eve 7.30pm Tickets £15.50 - £35.50 (Premium seats available)

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The girls are back! One of BBC TV’s most popular and fondlyremembered sitcoms comes to the stage with all three of its original leading cast members, Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph. Birds Of A Feather ran on the BBC for nearly ten years throughout the 1990s becoming a massive hit right from the word go and remains not only a classic comedy but also, as a female-centred long-running series, a truly rare gem. Now the three stars of the TV series are reunited on stage to recreate their adored characters, sisters Sharon Theodopolopoudos and Tracy Stubbs and their sex-mad neighbour, Dorien Green, in a brand-new show created especially for the theatre by The Comedy Theatre Company, producers of the highly-successful tour of Victoria Wood’s dinnerladies. Please note that, due to the busy work lives of the three stars, this tour is very limited in length so make sure you grab this opportunity to see Birds Of A Feather onstage for the first time ever.

mon 26 - sat 31 march Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm Tickets £11.50 - £26.50 (Premium seats available)

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FROM THE TEAM THAT BROUGHT YOU DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS BILL KENWRIGHT AND LAURIE MANSFIELD PRESENT

A brand-new musical full of 60s classic hits

Perfect Easter Treat for all the family

★★★★

Songs include

‘the latest sensation on the theatrical block’

A Teenager in Love Sweets For My Sweet Turn Me Loose

the times

Here I Go Again

‘mortgage the school if you have to. no-one should be denied the chance to see this: Live theatre at its rip-roaring best!’

Viva Las Vegas Little Sister His Latest Flame Suspicion Can’t Get Used to Losing You Save the Last Dance For Me

times educational supplement

and many more TOURING TALES PRESENT

mon 2 - sat 7 april Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage! Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, these two astounding shows - Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians - are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips.

TICKETS £12 - £29.50

terrible tudors

BY LAURENCE MARKS & MAURICE GRAN FEATURING THE HITS OF POMUS & SHUMAN AND MANY MORE! 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 classic rock ’n’ roll track. Featuring songs from the legendary hit-writing duo Pomus and Shuman. 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. 18

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From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry’s headless wives and his punch up with the Pope. Survive the Spanish Armada as it sails into the audience!

vile victorians What exactly did a baby farmer do? Can you escape the misery of the mines or the filth of the factories? Do your best to dodge the rotten railway and prepare for the Charge of the Light Brigade! Horrible Histories books are published by Scholastic Ltd. Horrible Histories is a trademark of Scholastic Inc. and is used under authorisation. All rights reserved. Illustration © Martin Brown.

wed 11 - sat 14 april Terrible Tudors Wed & Thu 1.30pm Fri 10.30am, Sat 7pm Vile Victorians Wed 7pm, Thu 10.30am, Fri 7pm, Sat 2.30pm Tickets £17.50 (Premium seats available)

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‘elegant, splendid & admirable’

THE farewell tour!

Calendar

Girls by Tim Firth

THE times

The original Calendar Girl

miss lYNDA BELLINGHAM returns to the show with

CAMILLA DALLERUP as Miss May

JAN HARVEY as Miss February

sue holderness as Miss September

DEENA PAYNE as Miss July

lisa riley as Miss November

june watson as Miss January

ruth madoc as Miss March with

kevin sacre as the photograper and

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s

JOE McGANN as John

‘a FULL-BLOWN SPECTACLE WITH CLASSY WEST END PRODUCTION VALUES & A CONSIDERABLE WOW FACTOR’ THE GUARDIAN

Following an award winning West End run and two sell out, record breaking weeks in Woking, Calendar Girls is coming back for the very last time. A group of ordinary women do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon when they persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference! Based on an inspiring true story and the smash hit film, Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious. Last time, Calendar Girls sold out in Woking before it even opened, so don’t miss out and book today for the show the Mail on Sunday called, ‘marvellous theatre, guaranteed to make you laugh, cry & come out singing Jerusalem!’ 20

Photograph by John Swannell

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Music & Lyrics presents Curve Theatre Leicester’s production of The King & I Music by Richard Rodgers Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Based on the novel entitled Anna and The King of Siam by Margaret Landon Original Orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett New Orchestrations by Julian Kelly Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of R&H Theatricals of New York

tue 24 - sat 28 april Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

Starring Ramon Tikaram and Josefina Gabrielle The King and I is loved as one of the greatest musicals of all time. Seen by millions of people across the world since it was first performed in 1951, when it was showered with awards and became the blockbuster Hollywood movie, its glorious soundtrack is still a best seller today.

TICKETS £15 - £35

This breath-taking new production from the Curve Theatre, Leicester, directed by Paul Kerryson, is a lavish, grand-scale spectacle. With giant gold Buddhas, sumptuous costumes, a chorus of adorable children, acrobatic dancers and live music this beautiful production guarantees standing ovations.

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Photography by Johan Persson from Curve theatre 2010 production with original cast.

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A DAZZLING EVENING OF DANCE – NOT TO BE MISSED!

★★★★★ ‘Explosive & passionate’ whatsonstage.com presented by arlene philLips and adam spiegel

THE STARS OF STRICTLY COME DANCING IN THE THEATRICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace have dazzled television audiences for six series of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing with their stunning Tango routines. And now they’re back by incredible popular demand with Midnight Tango - a breathtaking evening bringing all the drama, sensuality and elegance of this most exciting of dance forms to life. Vincent and Flavia’s mesmerising choreography and fiery chemistry command the floor with explosive tango routines, gravity-defying moves and feather-light footwork. Set in a late night bar in downtown Buenos Aires and featuring some of the finest Tango dancers in the world and live music, Midnight Tango, takes you on a journey into a heart of this intoxicating city. As danger and excitement, joy and jealousy, pain and passion all combine - this is a spectacular and explosive evening not to be missed!

‘StRICTLY SENSATIONAL! VINCENT & FLAVIA ARE UTTERLY SPECTACULAR SEXY, SULTRY AND BRILLIANT’ SOUTHERN DAILY ECHO

‘A SPELLBINDING PERFORMANCE’ DAILY INFO 22

www.midnighttango.co.uk Production photography by Manuel Harlan

★★★★★ ‘QUITE SIMpLY BREATHTAKING’ manchester evening news

mon 30 april - sat 5 may Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £15 - £34.50 (Premium seats available)

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‘the best show i’ve ever seen. brilliant’

scott mills, bbc radio 1

‘right up there alongside mamma mia and hairspray’ The Daily Telegraph

★★★★

‘Hysterically funny’ the Mail On Sunday

‘simply blows other musicals out of the water SENSATIONAL’ the Sun

Starring

Ray Quinn (Dancing On Ice, Dirty Dancing) nikki evans (X Factor) Les Dennis (Hairspray) The international award-winning hit Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to Woking. Winner of 7 major awards including the coveted Best Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards) this all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got! Elle Woods can handle anything. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her she decides to follow him to Harvard Law School and win him back. With some help from new-found friends Paulette, Emmett, her chihuahua Bruiser, she learns that it’s so much better to be smart. Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winning Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray), Legally Blonde The Musical is the funniest and most fabulous musical around. The best show in town, case closed.

★★★★★ Time out

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FROM THE HEAT OF CUBA, comes THE HEART OF DANCE

the tony award-winning hit musical The Royal Exchange, The Hallé Orchestra and The Lowry present

Dance Consortium presents

‘Some of the best dancers I have ever danced with’ carlos Acosta

Danza Contemporanea de Cuba has for 50 years produced dancers of the highest level with a style evoking the sensual, mystical and raw heart of Cuban spirit. Collaborations with international choreographers have combined with the Afro Caribbean and Spanish fusions to produce an electrifying, evocative and distinctly unique expression. This internationally renowned company make their first ever visit to Woking with a repertoire that includes the world premiere of a piece by award-winning choreographer Itzik Galili, and the incredible Olivier and TMA award nominated, Mambo 3XX1.

★★★★ ‘An exotic hybrid of contemporary, classical and Caribbean styles’ The Guardian 26

TUE 22 & WED 23 MAY 7.30pm TICKETS £10 - £23 (Premium seats available)

Atg theatre card Half price tickets Tue & Wed eves (Limited availability)

free post show talk Tue 22 May g

0844 871 7645 (bkg fee) www.atgtickets.com/woking

Starring Connie Fisher & Michael Xavier

Connie Fisher (The Sound of Music, winner of the BBC’s How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria) and double Olivier Award nominee Michael Xavier (Love Story, The Phantom of the Opera) star in the multi award-winning musical comedy, Wonderful Town. Featuring a superb score by legendary American composer Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story), the show has received countless awards since its premiere in 1953 including the prestigious Tony Award for Best Musical. Connie plays aspiring writer Ruth Sherwood who arrives in New York City fresh from Ohio with her beautiful younger sister Eileen. Bursting with dreams of romance, riches and perhaps a free lunch at Walgreen’s deli, the indomitable pair meet an array of colourful characters in their search for success, causing chaos and delight at every turn. Wonderful Town recreates the bright lights of 1930s New York City with spectacular sets, dazzling choreography and the rich sound of Bernstein’s magnificent music.

‘Leonard Bernstein’s happiest score’ NEW YORK TIMES

tue 19 - sat 23 june Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed mat 2.30pm, Sat mat 3pm TICKETS £19.50 - £39.50 (Premium seats available)

Atg theatre card £5 off Tue & Fri eves G

0844 871 7645 (bkg fee) www.atgtickets.com/woking

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DIRECT FROM A SMASH-HIT WEST END SEASON!

‘pray you catch it while you can!’ oldham chronicle

WHOOPI GOLDBERG &

STAGE ENTERTAINMENT present

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★★★★ ‘A FINE PIECE OF CHILDREN’S THEATRE’ SUNDAY TIMES

★★★★ ‘IRRESISTIBLY CHARMING’ THE TIMES

★★★★ ‘MONSTROUS FUN!’

tue 28 august sat 8 september Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

DAILY MAIL

TICKETS £16 - £45 From producers Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment (Hairspray), the smash hit musical comedy is coming to Woking!

Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the awardwinning picture book by Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Voted the nation’s number one bedtime story by BBC Radio 2 listeners, The Gruffalo has been performed to over a million people worldwide and has even hit the small screen in a star-studded TV animation. Meet a wheeler-dealer Fox, an eccentric old Owl and a maracashaking, party mad Snake! Mouse can scare these hungry animals away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined? Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups. Watch the trailer online at www.gruffalolive.com 28

Thu 21 - Sat 23 june Thu 1.30pm, Fri 11am & 1.30pm Sat 10am & 12pm TICKETS £11 g

0844 871 7645 (bkg fee) www.atgtickets.com/woking

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be found - a convent! Disguised as a nun she makes the wrong impression on the strict Mother Superior. But when she transforms the choir into the most glorious musical act in town, Deloris forms a lasting bond with her newfound friends, and the gang that’s chasing her finds itself up against an unstoppable team of soulful sisters! Based on the movie of the same name, this fabulous, family-friendly, feel-good show is packed with songs inspired by Motown, funk, soul and disco, which more than a million people saw in the West End!

‘a divine dazzling triumph that has to be seen to be believed’ Manchester Evening news Images by Tristram Kenton of the UK touring production

(Premium seats available)

Atg theatre card Half price tickets Tue 28 August, Mon 3 September, Wed mats (Limited availability)

£5 off Mon - Wed eves early bird £5 off Mon - Thu if booked before 31 December (Terms and Conditions apply)

Audio described Perf Wed 29 August 7.30pm g e

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CONCERTS AND COMEDY mercury the ultimate queen EXPERIENCE sun 20 november 7.30pm tickets £16 Mercury have firmly established themselves as one of the world’s most authentic tributes to the legend that is Freddie Mercury and Queen. Mercury perform classics hits including We Will Rock You, A Kind Of Magic, Bohemian Rhapsody and Killer Queen. mercuryqueentribute.co.uk

jerry sadowitz Comedian, Magician, Psychopath! sun 27 november 8pm tickets £19

Age Restriction 18+. Adults only.

If you like Pol Pot, you’ll love Jerry Sadowitz! With his incorrigible smile and his propensity to hurl his underwear at female members of the audience, you’ll be so helpless with looking for the police, you’ll forget how much you paid to get in! ‘The most exciting act in town’ Metro.

johann strauss gala

the world famous

glenn miller orchestra mon 13 february 7.30pm tickets £18.50 - £22.50

beyond the barricade tue 14 february 7.30pm tickets £20

Ray McVay leads the official Glenn Miller Orchestra along with Moonlight Serenaders, Jan Messeder and Colin Anthony on vocals and the Uptown Hall Gang to relive the spirit of the forties in this great evening of Glenn Miller music.

This successful show recreates original West End/ Broadway musical hit songs and features a cast of past principal performers from the West End production of Les Misérables. The show includes songs from Miss Saigon, The Lion King with a spectacular finale from Les Misérables!

CIRCUS OF HORRORS

hormonal housewives

the ventriloquist

tue 20 - wed 21 march 7.30pm tickets £7 - £20

sun 22 january 3pm tickets £17.50 - £29.50 Waltz back in time to the glittering ballrooms of 19th Century Vienna with an enchanting mix of music, song and dance. David Juritz will direct from the violin and the Johann Strauss Orchestra will be joined by the Johann Strauss Dancers in glorious period costume.

grimethorpe colliery band sun 5 february 3pm tickets £19.50 - £21 The real stars of the hit movie Brassed Off celebrate the 15th anniversary of this classic film with a concert of popular tracks from the movie. Having won almost every brass band accolade, these musicians have gained international reputation with numerous recordings to their credit.

mon 19 march 7.30pm tickets £13 - £29

sing-a-long-a grease early booking discount available until 31 December! sun 12 february 7.30pm tickets £16 This is a fully interactive show that will get you singing and dancing in the aisles. Sit back and watch John Travolta, Olivia Newton John and the gang, while singing along to the lyrics. It couldn’t be more fun! www.singalonga.net

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

Circus of Horrors, the show that rocked Britain’s Got Talent is back with a fangtastic new show, The Ventriloquist. With a brilliant and awe inspiring cast, it features some of the most bizarre and beautiful circus acts on earth featuring twisted contortionists, flying aerialists, sword swallowers and its new found star The Ventriloquist. All driven by Voodoo rock ‘n’ roll by Dr Haze.

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 with the girls!

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CONCERTS AND COMEDY

cirque du ciel - shanghi

the osmonds

magic of motown

sally morgan

sun 8 - mon 9 april 7.30pm tickets £16.50 - £22.50

up close & personal - the final tour sun 15 april 7.30pm tickets £28.50 - £30.50

fri 25 may 7.30pm tickets £24

psychic sally on the road

The highly awaited, internationally acclaimed production of ShangHi by Cirque du Ciel is a marvellous extravaganza which combines acrobatics, modern dance, original music, martial arts and many other Chinese elements in an amazing adventure! With superb costumes, sets and lighting and a fabulous storyline which will captivate and enthral audiences of all ages.

For over five decades The Osmond Brothers have been entertaining sold out crowds throughout the world and 2012 marks the year of their biggest ever UK Tour. Fans will be taken on a journey through their many unforgettable hits including Love me for a Reason, Crazy Horses and many more.

sArah millican

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Get ready - the UK’s number one live Motown concert show returns bigger than ever before with its all-new 2012 spectacular. The smash hit from the States authentically recreates the sublime harmonies, slick moves, stylish looks and legendary musicianship that were the making of Motown.

sun 27 may 7.30pm tickets £24 Fresh from her new TV series - Psychic Sally On The Road on Sky Living, Britain’s best loved celebrity psychic, Sally Morgan returns by overwhelming public demand. Sally now brings her amazing abilities and her tremendous personality to the stage with a unique theatrical experience, which is both hugely entertaining and enlightening.

paul merton

jimmy carr

stewart francis

Thoroughly Modern Millican

out of my head

GAGGING ORDER

outstanding in his field

sun 22 april 8pm tickets £21

sun 29 april 8pm tickets £24

TUE 29 MAY 8pm tickets £26

sat 2 june 7.30pm tickets £19.50

Sarah Millican is back on the road and returns with a new show. Ever wondered how to make a home made treadmill? The practicalities of an orgy? Or what to do when you don’t like parties but do like party food? Wonder no more. If your glass is half full, she’ll top it up.

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.

Brand new show, brand new jokes, same old Jimmy. Gagging Order promises to be a 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.

Live Nation & MHA Presents Stewart Francis: Outstanding In His Field. 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 www.stewartfrancis.com

book now 0844 871 7645 (bkg fee)

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groups MAKE YOUR VISIT TO THE THEATRE an EVEN BETTER ONE BY GETTING TOGETHER AS A GROUP & MAKING THE MOST OF OUR FABULOUS GROUP BOOKING SERVICE Did you know, when booking 10 or more tickets you can receive the following benefits:

booking information Corporate Members and Sponsors

New Victoria Theatre, The Ambassadors, Peacocks Centre, Woking, Surrey GU21 6GQ

We would like to thank the

Box Office 0844 871 7645*

following for their support

Groups Hotline 0844 871 7601

gold members

Reserve now, pay later

On-line booking www.atgtickets.com/woking Online booking and transaction fees apply

No booking fees*

Stage Door 01483 545999

No transaction fees

Ambassadors Cinemas 0844 871 7643* (bkg fee)

Huge savings on the majority of shows

Rhoda McGaw Theatre visit www.atgtickets.com/woking *Calls charged at national call rate on BT landlines calls from other networks may vary.

A dedicated group booking hotline Easily adjustable reservations

silver members

Box office opening times Mon to Sat 10am - 9.30pm, Sun 12noon - 9.30pm.

No deposits required Tickets posted free of charge

Please note that tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded. The ticket price includes a contribution of £1 (£1.25 for panto) per ticket towards continued improvements and refurbishments of the New Victoria Theatre.

Pre ordering of ice creams and programmes Special discounts for new groups booked through our District Publicity Assistant team

bronze members

All discounts are subject to availability and offered on a limited basis; only one discount is available per bkg; discounts are not available on premium seats.

So, just call our dedicated and friendly Group Sales Advisor who is based at the New Victoria Theatre and will ensure your booking is stress free!

Booking Bookings may be subject to a per-ticket fee, transaction and postage charge. For most shows ATG Theatrecard holders, Group bookings and sales in person at the Box Office are fee-free. Please check with the Box Office when booking your tickets.

0844 871 7601 (Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm) Alternatively you can email

wokinggroups@theambassadors.com

Booking by post Cheques are payable to Woking Turnstyle Ltd, please send to the Box Office.

*Applies to most productions

Ambassador theatre group

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sponsors Woking Borough Council Annual Sponsors since 1993

Group discounts

Discounts for group and school bookings on coded shows. Groups Hotline open Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm. 24hr answerphone, or e-mail wokinggroups@theambassadors.com. Design SWD swd.uk.com Print John Good

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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Education Work available

Ring 01483 545946 for details of talks, tours, workshops, masterclasses and resource packs etc. Concessions For under 16s, full-time students, UB40s, over 60s, the retired, disabled and companion. Ring the Box Office for full details.

ATG THEATRE CARD ATG Theatrecard offers are subject to availability on selected seat prices and for a max. 4 tickets per Card. Please book early to avoid disappointment. £5 off applies to top two prices and premium seats, half price ticket discount applies to top price and premium seats for most performances. Discounts are offered on a limited basis. Standby Reduced price tickets may be available on a limited basis half an hour before the performance. One per person; cash only. Equal access for all Customers who require additional assistance to attend the theatre should make this known at the time of booking. There is level access to the Box Office, bars, toilets and back row of the Royal Circle for wheelchair users, and lift access to the stalls. An infra-red hearing system is available for the hearing impaired; headsets can be reserved, subject to availability, when booking tickets. Those with special needs, such as wheelchair users, are advised to book in advance. Wheelchairs are available from shopMobility by prior arrangement 01483 776612. Guide and Assistance dogs are welcome. An induction loop is available at the Box Office. An allocation of seats at the front and centre of the stalls are held for patrons with additional hearing and viewing needs. For help with access requirements please contact Sam Preston on 01483 545946 or samanthapreston@theambassadors.com

Informal talking and large print brochures are available on request.

BOOK YOUR PROGRAMMES AND ICE CREAMS IN ADVANCE WHEN BUYING YOUR TICKETS! Bus or coach The limited space for coaches to drop off directly outside the theatre is reserved for groups with mobility difficulties. Please call the Groups Hotline 0844 871 7601 for a permit for this space or for details of alternative coach parking facilities. Train Woking train station is 5 minutes walk from the theatre. Train information 0845 7484950. Bars at The Ambassadors Have a drink before the show and pre-order your interval drinks! Bars are open approximately 1 hour before the start of the performance. data protection The Ambassadors is managed by Woking Turnstyle Ltd, part of 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 you from other organisations. You will also be asked whether you want to receive any of this information the next time you book. If you do not want to receive information from ourselves and/or third parties or have any queries, contact the Marketing Department on 01483 545932. The information and prices in this brochure are correct at time of going to press, however we reserve the right to alter the advertised programme, facilities, prices and discounts at any time, all discounts are limited and subject to availability. find us on facebook and follow us on twitter

Gift Vouchers Make an ideal present, for full details ring the Box Office. Location and transport Car The New Victoria Theatre is part of the Peacocks Centre in central Woking, just off Victoria Way and easily accessible from the M25 (Jct 10, 11), M3 (Jct 3) and A3 - take signs to the town centre. Pay on exit parking for 2,500 cars available in the Peacocks Centre. Pre-pay facilities are available throughout the car parks and shopping centre.

Children under 5 will not be admitted to the theatre except for children’s shows.

Seating Plan

The New Victoria Theatre reserves the right to vary the advertised programme and facilities if deemed necessary and apologises for any inconvenience that this may cause.

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“a sparkling performance”

“reminds you why a night out at the theatre is truly special”

THEATRE’S LONGEST-RUNNING SUPPORT ACT “the two leads fizz with delicious chemistry”

“all the makings of a classic”

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The GORDON’S and SHALL WE G&T STARTED words and associated logos are trade marks. © Tanqueray Gordon & Co. 2011

New Victoria Theatre Woking Brochure Spring 2012  

New Victoria Theatre Woking Brochure Spring 2012

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