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includes Victoria Hall season autumn 2012

coming to stoke-on-trent mon 19 - sat 24 nov

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The sexy, sassy West End smash-hit Chicago explodes on to The Regent stage this September, with a star studded cast including Ali Bastian (Strictly Come Dancing, Hollyoaks), Tupele Dorgu (Coronation Street), Stefan Booth (EastEnders) and stage royalty Bernie Nolan. A hugely exciting musical, not to be missed! 9 to 5 is ‘a brand spankin’ new musical’ from Dolly Parton, featuring the original hit title song 9 to 5, as well as 18 original numbers, that will have you kicking up your heels and dancing in the aisles. Make sure you catch this hilarious new musical as it comes to Stoke-on-Trent on its debut tour.

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Welcome to our fantastic Autumn season at The Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall.

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stoke’s top talent

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chicago

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calendar girls

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dreamboats & petticoats

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bouncers

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rambert

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9 to 5

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glyndebourne

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cinderella

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We are incredibly excited that Jonathan Wilkes is back for this year’s glittering pantomime, Cinderella. He will be accompanied by the hilarious Christian Patterson and Torchwood’s Kai Owen. This year’s pantomime promises to be bigger and better than ever, bursting with side-splitting comedy and spectacular songs.

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top of the pops

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the mousetrap

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TOSCA & CARMEN

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The Victoria Hall continues to deliver the best in music and comedy. We have Alan Davies, The Drifters, The Hairy Bikers, Jools Holland, Kevin Bridges, Adam Ant, David Essex, The Overtones and Jimmy Carr to name but a few!

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stoke-on-trent festival

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We can’t wait to welcome you. Best wishes, Mike Keane General Manager

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creative learning

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stoke-on-trent council

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THE REGION’S BIGGEST TALENT COMPETITION

jim jefferies fully functional wed 5 sep 7.30pm TICKETS £17.50 | VH atg theatre card £2 off Caustic, charming, controversial...call him what you will, but stand-up phenomenon Jim Jefferies is acknowledged as the fastest rising, most hilarious cutting-edge comic ever to claw his way to the top of the comedy world. ’better than Jesus’ Scotsman

Lidice 70th Anniversary Concert sat 8 sep 7.30pm TICKETS £5 | VH With performances by the Ceramic City Choir, Florence Miners Band and special guests, the concert will tell the story of how a village in the Czech Republic destroyed by the Nazis was rebuilt with help from Sir Barnett Stross and the working people of Stoke-on-Trent who launched the ‘Lidice Shall Live’ campaign at the Victoria Hall 70 years ago.

For those about to rock livewire ac/dc & the zz tops fri 14 sep 7.30pm TICKETS £20 | VH Livewire AC/DC, the unique six-man tribute to rock’s greatest band, appear with cannons, a wall of Marshalls, and over two hours of high-voltage rock ’n’ roll. Plus get down to the hot-rodded boogie of The ZZ Tops. ‘CloseSt I’ve seen!’ Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top.

halfway to paradise the billy fury story sat 15 sep 7.30pm TICKETS £19.50 | VH atg theatre card £1.50 off The story of the shy young boy from Liverpool who was re-christened Billy Fury and became one of Britain’s best-loved rock stars. Re-live his timeless hits, Last Night Was Made For Love, I Will, Jealousy, Halfway to Paradise and many, many more. Colin Gold stars as Billy.

colin fry THE HIGHER SENSES TOUR fri 21 sep 7.30pm TICKETS £18.50 | VH atg theatre card £2 off earlybird offer £2 off tickets purchased before 1 August One of the world’s most recognised spiritualist mediums and healers, Colin’s TV series 6ixth Sense has now been broadcast worldwide for 10 years making his public performances hugely popular.

Applications are rolling in for the region’s biggest talent competition, Stoke’s Top Talent. (And if you haven’t sent us yours yet, hurry as the deadline is 6 July!) Now we need you to come and cheer on the contestants, all the way to the final! Watch as the contestants battle it out for the chance to win £2000, plus the chance to star in this year’s glittering pantomime, Cinderella. This year, two runners-up will also receive £500! Once initial auditions are complete, the final 50 contestants will take part in live heats at The Regent Theatre, culminating in Saturday’s Grand Final! Tickets are now on sale for the heats and final and you can watch the auditions for free. Whether you know someone or not, come and cheer the contestants. Hosted by Jonathan Wilkes, supported by The Sentinel and featuring a panel of judges from the showbiz world, Stoke’s Top Talent is not to be missed! Book your £15 pass to the heats today! Get involved in the excitement of the whole week and come and watch every heat. The heat pass gives you access to every single heat for just £15, making a saving of £10.* Stoke’s Top Talent is not affiliated to Britain’s Got Talent or the Got Talent brand in any way. Any appearance in Cinderella will be subject to the winner’s availability and entry is not dependent upon being free or able to appear in the show. *Not available online.

first auditions | VH Sat 28 Jul call backs Sat 4 Aug TICKETS Free on the day Heats | RT Mon 10 - Fri 14 Sep 7.30pm TICKETS £5 HEAT PASS £15 grand final | RT Sat 15 Sep 7.30pm TICKETS £10

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THE SEXY, SASSY, WEST END SMASH HIT RETURNS ali bastian

stefan booth

tupele dorgu

bernie nolan

‘A RAZZLINGDAZZLING EVENING’ the sun

‘Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery - all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts’ So begins the international award winning musical, Chicago, which comes to Stoke-on-Trent for one week only starring Ali Bastian as Roxie Hart, Stefan Booth as Billy Flynn, Tupele Dorgu as Velma Kelly and Bernie Nolan as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton. Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with Cell Block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn. Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score includes All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle. With 6 Tony, 2 Olivier, 1 Grammy, 2 Bafta and 6 Academy Awards, Chicago truly is ‘The sharpest, slickest show on the block’ The Times A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin: it would be a crime to miss it. 6 x

mon 17 - sat 22 sep | RT Mon - Thu eves 7.30pm Fri & Sat 5pm & 8.30pm TICKETS £12 - £32.50 (Premium seats available)

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For one night only at the regent theatre & victoria hall jason byrne

The smash-hit film live on stage Staffordshire’s Stage PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

PEOPLE’S PUPPETEER sat 22 sep 8pm TICKETS £18.50 | VH Jason Byrne brings his brand-new show to Stoke-on-Trent after becoming the biggest-selling comedian at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. People’s Puppeteer will have new stories, new props, and more of his trademark high-octane lunacy.

‘Lawrence I think we’re going to need considerably bigger buns’

AMERICAN SUPERSLAM WRESTLING sat 29 sep 7.30pm TICKETS £15 Children £12 Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £45 | VH Come and enjoy all the thrills, spills and excitement of the all-star American Superslam Wrestling. Two hours of non-stop action from the best of British and American wrestling stars. If you enjoy it on TV you will love it live and unleashed! Great entertainment for all the family.

Alan davies life is pain thu 11 oct 8pm TICKETS £25 | VH atg theatre card £4 off After more than a decade since his last stand-up show and following a hugely successful tour of Australia in 2011, Alan Davies, the muchloved star of iconic television series such as Jonathan Creek and QI, makes a long-awaited return to live stand-up this Autumn. Age 16+

Fascinating aida THE CHEAP FLIGHTS TOUR wed 17 oct 7.30pm TICKETS £19.50 | RT The Olivier Award-nominated global internet sensation Fascinating Aida is still Britain’s best comedy cabaret trio. This show will include several numbers hot off the press, plus a few old favourites including their infamous anthem to budget travel Cheap Flights (9 million hits on YouTube) as well as their hilarious Dogging Song. HHHHH Times

The drifters thu 18 oct 7.30pm TICKETS £25 | VH As one of the biggest-selling groups of all time, The Drifters has featured over 65 different vocalists in almost six decades. The current recording line-up perform new material alongside the group’s greatest hits including Under The Boardwalk, Up On The Roof, More Than A Number, and many more.

Hot on the heels of its triumphant appearance in London’s West End and a record-breaking UK tour, Staffordshire’s Stage Productions are delighted to bring their new production of this smash-hit film to the stage. A group of extraordinary women, members of a very ordinary Yorkshire WI, spark a global phenomenon by persuading one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference! As interest snowballs, the Calendar Girls find themselves revealing more than they’d ever planned... A very British story, with a very British heart, Calendar Girls is based on an uplifting and very inspiring true story that is quirky, poignant and hilarious. £1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

tue 9 - sat 13 oct | RT Tue - Fri eves 7.30pm Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm TICKETS £10 - £18.50 Atg theatre card Tue best available seats £12.50 Sat mat half-price

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The amateur performance rights for Calendar Girls are granted by kind permission of Samuel French London.

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Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield in association with Universal Music present

The smash-hit musical direct from the west end

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, 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, Let’s Twist Again and many more hits from music’s golden era! Dreamboats and Petticoats - the songs will live forever!

‘I loved every moment’ daily telegraph

‘A GREAT ROCKIN’ EVENING’ DAILY EXPRESS 10

mon 22 - sat 27 oct | RT Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £12 £15 £19.50 £25 £29.50 (Premium seats £35)

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For one night only at the regent theatre & victoria hall Marty Wilde’s rock ‘n’ roll party thu 1 nov 7.30pm TICKETS £20.50 - 24.50 | VH

the international hit comedy Watershed productions present

Original ‘dreamboats’ Marty Wilde, John Leyton and Eden Kane with the Wildcats join forces to celebrate the late 50s and early 60s when Rock ‘n’ Roll exploded on to the music scene. Performing their own hits and collaborating live on stage, the teen idols of their day will show you how to rock and showcase the enduring power of Rock ‘n’ Roll!

elo experience the greatest hits show fri 2 nov 7.30pm TICKETS £19 | VH atg theatre card £1 off Established in 1970, Electric Light Orchestra became one of the world’s best known and greatest recording bands. They packed stadiums throughout the world and had numerous hits such as Living Thing, Sweet Talking Woman and Mr Blue Sky. Re-live the phenomenon!

the hairy bikers larger than live WED 7 NOV 7.30pm TICKETS £25 | VH atg theatre card £2 off It’s been over two years since their last sell-out stage tour and they can’t wait to do it all over again, only this time it’s going to be bigger, bolder, funnier, and packed with more food and laughs than ever before. If you like them on the telly, you will love them Larger than Live.

JOOLS HOLLAND AND HIS RHYTHM & BLUES ORCHESTRA thu 8 nov 7.30pm TICKETS £35.50 | VH The king of boogie-woogie and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, bring their trademark party experience and stunning musical performances to The Victoria Hall. Featuring special guest Roland Gift, the voice of Fine Young Cannibals.

kevin bridges the story continues... mon 12 nov 8pm TICKETS £22 | VH Kevin Bridges returns to the road with a brand-new show. Having made his debut on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow in 2009, he has since gone on to host the Bafta-nominated Live At The Apollo, Channel 4’s Stand-Up For The Week and his own BBC 1 series - Kevin Bridges What’s The Story. ’He is now a MUST-SEE act’ Daily Mirror Recommended for 15+

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Written and directed by

John Godber

starring

ace bhatti

Four girls out to have fun. Four boys out to pull girls. Four men who have seen it all before. Meet Les, Judd, Ralph and Lucky Eric as they prepare for another night, another crowd. Lads are on the pull, girls are on the razzle and the beer and alcopops are flowing free. Slow dancing and snogging, chips and late-night kebabs - and the bouncers see it all. It’s a night to remember - you’ll laugh ’til they throw you out!

‘Its physical exuberance exhilarates audiences’ The Observer

‘The urge to drink, fight and reproduce is never likely to go out of fashion’ The Guardian Ace Bhatti burst into the nation’s homes as Albert Square’s Dr Evil as EastEnders’ Yusuf Khan. He’s also a regular in Spooks and has been featured in The Secret Diary of a Call Girl, New Tricks and Casualty and now takes to the stage as Ralph in Bouncers.

wed 31 OCT - SAT 3 NOV | RT Wed & Thu eves 8pm Fri 5pm & 8.30pm Sat 4pm & 8pm TICKETS £10 £12 £15 £19.50 (Premium seats £25)

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

ADAM ANT AND THE GOOD, THE MAD & THE LOVELY POSSE tue 13 nov Doors 7pm TICKETS £26 - £28.50 | VH Adam Ant and The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse are embarking on a UK tour in support of the forthcoming release of his new album. Adam’s explosive live show will not only feature new material but will also include the classic hits Antmusic, Prince Charming, Kings of the Wild Frontier and the Ivor Novello award-winning Stand and Deliver.

David Essex the rock tour wed 14 nov 7.30pm TICKETS £25.50 & £27.50 | VH David takes a candid journey through his spectacular forty-year career performing his classic hits. His amazing impact as Eddie Moon in EastEnders and an acclaimed performance in his own West End hit show All the Fun of the Fair have recently added another memorable chapter to the remarkable life of one of the UK’s most renowned superstars.

‘One of the most talented groups of dancers in Britain today simply a joy’

Sensational 60s experience thu 15 nov 7.30pm TICKETS £21.50 & £23.50 | VH atg theatre card £5 off

Sunday Express

Without doubt the most explosive 60s show touring the UK, this is the must-see 60s show for 2012. Original classics performed by four of the most popular bands of the 60s. Starring The Tremeloes, Hermans Hermits, The Union Gap uk, and The Ivy League.

ILLEGAL EAGLES Heaven Heats Up Tour FRI 16 NOV 7.30pm TICKETS £21.50 & £23.50 | VH atg theatre card £1.50 off DATES Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm In 1980 The Eagles took a 14-year break andWed returned now & Satwith matsthe 2.30pm classic album Hell Freezes Over. The legendary tribute band Illegal £?? - £?? Eagles, have no intention of taking any timeTICKETS off and are back this year (Premium seats available) with their Heaven Heats Up tour. Bringing you all the classic songs. Atg theatre card Discounts Discountsand the works one night of queen gary mullen venue| RT discount sat 17 nov 7.30pm TICKETS £17.50 & £19.50 Discounts atg theatre card £2 off Discounts The spectacular celebration of Queen, One Night of Queen has rocked G F S Details page XX sold-out audiences all over the world including in Holland, France and New Zealand. Don’t miss the stunning live concert at The Regent Theatre as part of its 10th anniversary tour. This show will ROCK you!

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Labyrinth of love Tour 2012 This year, Mark Baldwin celebrates 10 years at the helm of Rambert, the national company for contemporary dance, and returns to The Regent Theatre to present the Labyrinth of Love Tour 2012. Powerful, heart-breaking and humorous, Marguerite Donlon’s brand-new work reveals the joy and pain of love in all its glory. The Company’s 22 world-class dancers also perform the Rambert version of Nijinsky’s iconic ballet L’Après-midi d’un faune, paired with Mark Baldwin’s colourful modern day response to this 100 year-old piece, What Wild Ecstasy*. Tim Rushton’s heartstoppingly athletic Monolith completes this spectacular and diverse performance, featuring live music throughout by the Rambert Orchestra and the sensational voice of soprano Sarah Gabriel. *What Wild Ecstasy is part of PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music 20x12 programme, See prsformusicfoundation.com for more information. Photos Eric Richmond & Joe Swift Dancers Jon Savage & Julia Gillespie

wed 14 & thu 15 nov | RT 7.30pm pre-show talk Thu 15 Nov 6.30pm free TICKETS £10 £13 £16 £19 £22 (Premium seats £27)

Atg theatre card Wed half-price & Thu £5 off Signed performance Wed 14 Nov 7.30pm

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mon 19 - sat 24 nov | RT Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is a hilarious new musical comedy, based on the hit movie and centres on three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss. They conspire to take control of the company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do - even in a man’s world. Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is about teaming up and taking care of business. Written by

Patricia Resnick Dolly Parton

Music & Lyrics by

Directed by jeff

calhoun

Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt, April 2009

FEiSTY, FUN AND OH SO FABULOUS! This show features Dolly Parton’s original hit title song, 9 to 5, which won her an Oscar nomination and 4 Grammy Award nominations along with her new Tony® and Grammy nominated score. With 18 original numbers, including Backwoods Barbie and Shine Like the Sun, that mix Broadway and pop with Dolly’s signature witty lyrics it will have you kicking up your heels. Leave your daily grind behind and join in on the fun.

TICKETS £15 £19.50 £25 £29.50 £35 (Premium seats £42)

Atg theatre card Mon & Tue eve & Sat mat half-price, Wed & Thu £5 off bsl performance Tue 20 Nov 7.30pm Audio described performance Wed 21 Nov 7.30pm

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Featuring Dolly Parton from her desk in Dollywood

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‘as good as opera can get’ The Independent on Sunday on Michael Grandage’s Billy Budd

JAKE AND ELWOOD AND THE BLACK RHINO BAND SAT 17 NOV 7.30pm TICKETS £22.50 | VH atg theatre card £1.50 off Jake & Elwood invite you to spend an evening with them for their soul, rhythm and blues musical extravaganza. Backed by the incredible Black Rhino Band and the sensational Charvelles, they continue to deliver electrifying performances to standing ovations globally.

JOAN ARMATRADING plus special guest chris wood mon 19 nov 7.30pm TICKETS £29.50 | VH Brit Award-nominee and Ivor Novello-winning singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading MBE comes to The Victoria Hall with special guest Chris Wood BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of The Year 2011. Joan will be playing a mix of magical old favourites plus brand-new songs.

beyond the barricade fri 23 nov 7.30pm TICKETS £20 | VH atg theatre card £2 off This hit show recreates original West End and Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity, including songs from Miss Saigon, The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia and The Jersey Boys, plus a spectacular finale and performers from Les Miserables.

tango pasiÓn sun 25 nov 7.30pm TICKETS £20 - £26 | RT atg theatre card £5 off

wed 5 & sat 8 Dec | RT Wed & Sat eves 7.15pm

Tango Pasión, the original Tango Dance spectacular, direct from Argentina. Featuring the best tango dancers in the world, along with an authentic, traditional orchestra. Tango Pasión is an exhilarating show, seamlessly integrating traditional and modern dance styles with sensual, live music promising an evening of ‘pasión’ Tango style.

Le nozze di figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)

slade & sweet

For Mozart, constantly chafing at the restrictions imposed by his aristocratic patrons, the story of servants outwitting their master had immediate appeal. He responded with music that is unrivalled in its beauty and characters with depth and passion, who still ring true.

sun 25 nov 7.30pm TICKETS £23 - £27 | VH In the 70s, Slade became one of Europe’s biggest bands, touring and recording continuously and becoming the soundtrack to the glam generation. Sweet are a national treasure and rock music phenomenon who had numerous number 1s including the immortal Blockbuster. Both continue to deliver explosive live shows.

Transferring direct from the 2012 Glyndebourne Festival, a new production of Mozart’s life-enhancing classic from celebrated theatre director Michael Grandage, returning to Glyndebourne following his critically-acclaimed Billy Budd (2010).

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

TICKETS £17 £25 £32 £39 (Premium seats £45)

Schools Performance Thu 6 Dec 2pm, all tickets £5 Please call 01782 211284 for more information PRE-Performance TALK Wed 5 Dec 6pm Free atg theatre card Wed £5 off

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Jonathan wilkes Presents

CHRISTIAN PATTERSON KAI OWEN Star IN

Have a ball at the regent theatre After missing last year’s show, Jonathan Wilkes is back where

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he belongs in our biggest and best pantomime yet! Jonathan

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hilarious Christmas treat Cinderella. The most famous panto of

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The greatest pop show in the world

10cc 40th anniversary concert wed 28 nov 7.30pm TICKETS £23.50 - £27.50 | VH

derek nicol and paul walden for flying entertainment in association with bbc worldwide ltd present

Not only were 10CC makers of some of the greatest hits of the 70s, they are currently one of the most exciting live bands in the country and are embarking on a string of major UK venues celebrating 40 years in the business. Catch up with 10CC as they perform their Greatest Hits and more including Rubber Bullets and Good Morning Judge.

The manfreds 50th anniversary tour fri 30 nov 7.30pm TICKETS £21 - £25 | VH Original Manfred Mann members Paul Jones, Mike Hugg and Tom McGuinness, and former member Mike d’Abo, are joined by Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie as the exciting new line-up of The Manfreds, featuring both lead singers from the 1960s band. Featuring their greatest hits, including 5-4-3-2-1 and Just Like a Woman.

SING-A-LONG-A GREASE SUN 2 DEC 7.30pm TICKETS £15.50 | RT ATG THEaTRE CARD £2 off From the producers of the smash-hit Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music, this fully interactive screening of the classic film with on-screen subtitles is the one that you want! The host will lead a vocal warm-up, judge a fancy dress competition and show you how to use your free goody bag.

sally morgan PSYCHIC SALLY ON THE ROAD mon 3 dec 7.30pm TICKETS £24.50 | RT DATES The star of Sky Living’s Psychic Sally On The Road returns for another Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm phenomenal night due to popular demand. Wed Often&referred as the Sat matsto 2.30pm ‘Psychic to the Stars’, Sally has read for many celebrities including TICKETS £?? - £?? George Michael, Uma Thurman, Alesha Dixon and ex-TOWIE heartthrob (Premium seats available) Mark Wright. Book your seats now, because seeing is believing! Atg theatre card Discounts Discounts ken dodd happiness sat 15 dec 7.30pm TICKETS £20 & £21venue | VH discount Discounts Discounts Ken Dodd is one of Britain’s funniest comedians - a true legend, icon and national treasure. Join him for an evening full of laughter G F S Details page XX and songs when Ken will be dispensing several doses of his tickle tonic! You’re sure to be chortling all the way home.

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Capturing the spirit of the iconic TV show Top of the Pops, Top of the Pops LIVE is a nostalgic interactive jukebox celebrating the greatest hits by the biggest stars in the world of pop from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Paying homage to the DJs who introduced the TV show and to the resident dance troupes Pan’s People and Legs & Co, TOTP LIVE will offer a feast of musical nostalgia. During the show the singers, dancers, presenters and a live band will perform song after song and along with vintage chart footage, host a chart rundown covering three decades. On the night you, the audience, get to pick a song from a short list of five classic hits that will be the evenings’ number one! TOTP LIVE cameras will be following the host DJs during the show as they interview the audience about their favourite vintage music and bands. Directed and choreographed by Gary Lloyd

MON 11 - SAT 16 FEB | RT Mon - Thu eve 7.30pm Fri 5pm & 8pm Sat 4pm & 8pm TICKETS £12 £14 £18.50 £24 £28.50 (Premium seats £33.50)

Atg theatre card Mon, Tue & Sat 4pm half-price Wed, Thu & Fri 5pm £2 off EARLYBIRD OFFER £5 off price bands A & B for tickets purchased before 31 Aug

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Celebrating its 60th anniversary

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the overtones plus special guests tue 18 dec 7pm TICKETS £19.50 - £33.50 vip ticket £99 | VH The Overtones blend classic 50s harmonies with modern pop. As well as inspired interpretations of hits from yesteryear, including the Darts’ Come Back My Love. The Overtones’ impressive live set includes the co-written Good Ol’ Fashioned Love and their own timeless compositions Carolyn and showstopper Gambling Man.

that’ll be the day thu 20 dec 7.30pm TICKETS £21.50 & £23.50 | VH atg theatre card £5 off Get ready for a party as the UK’s most successful touring Rock ’n’ Roll production returns with a brand new 2012 Christmas show. Trevor and the gang celebrate the festive season by bringing back the good times with all your favourite Christmas classics. www.thatllbetheday.com

roy chubby brown live FRI 21 dec 7.30 TICKETS £21 | VH atg theatre card £1.50 off Britain’s most outrageous comedian, bar none! Laugh ’til it hurts as Chubby rips into his live audiences with a non-stop battering ram of laugh-out-loud comedy - guaranteed! Get the hottest ticket in town, but be warned - if easily offended please stay away! Over 18s only.

jimmy carr gagging order thu 22 dec 8pm TICKETS £26 | VH 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. Over 16s only.

organ proms 12 noon TICKETS £5 | VH SAT 18 AUG KEVIN MORGAN (Concert Organist) SAT 8 SEP

PAUL RAMERIZ (Madrid Concert Hall Organist)

Sat 20 oct scott brothers (Jonathan on organ, Tom on piano) SAT 24 NOV MICHAEL RHODES (Victoria Hall Organist)

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TBC The Mousetrap is famous around the world A classic. A landmark. A legend.

Awaiting copy. as being the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre - with almost 25,000 performances it’s a play to be proud of. And to celebrate 60 incredible years on stage, it’s going on tour for the first time, with a star cast to give you a once in a lifetime opportunity to see this masterpiece here at The Regent Theatre. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner. DATES Mon 18 - sat 23 feb | RT Sateves eves7.30pm 7.30pm Mon - Sat Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

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An explosion of love and treachery. ‘Brilliantly sung’ The Times (Royal Albert Hall) Starring the international soprano Elena Dee and featuring a boys choir. Set against the backdrop of Rome with spectacular sets and costumes.

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The most seductive opera ever written.

‘Impassioned and sultry’ The Observer Starring international mezzo soprano Nadia Stoianova. A dazzling new production, set in Seville. fri 8 & sat 9 Mar | RT Tosca Fri 8 Mar 7.30pm Carmen Sat 9 Mar 7.30pm

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*Sung in French with English surtitles **Sung in Italian with English surtitles

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‘the biggest live theatre sensation of all time’ Observer

Festivals & events Laugh out loud comedy club TICKETS £12.50 in advance £15 on the door 8pm (finish 10.45pm approx) RT Britannia Suite When we can we’ll bring you comedians from shows such as Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. Line-up subject to change Sat 15 Sep Mick Ferry (BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow), ‘Hilarious’ Metro; Carl Hutchinson ‘One to watch’ Channel 4; John Gavin Officially Scotland’s Top Comic. Sat 20 Oct Jamie Sutherland ‘The best comedian I’ve ever seen’ The Guardian; Dave Ward ‘Always enjoyable and really funny’ Chortle; Julian Deane ‘Wickedly funny’ Comedy Store. Sat 17 Nov Ray Peacock (BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News) ‘Infectious, sharp and endearing’ The Stage; Steve Hall from BBC3’s We Are Klang, ‘Brilliant’ Time Out; Joe Bor ‘Hugely talented’ The Scotsman. Sat 15 Dec Howard Read TV regular and star of Royal Variety Performance; Wes Zaharuk Canadian sensation, ‘An elite comedian’ Time Out; Peter Ottway ‘Classic stand up’ Echo.

Christmas celebrations Join us in December for the best Christmas parties in town and start your festive season in style in the beautiful surroundings of The Victoria Hall. TEA DANCE sat 1 dec 1.30pm | VH TICKETS £7.50 Join us for an afternoon of dancing, tea and home-made cakes. What better way to while away a cold winter’s afternoon? All accompanied by the smooth sounds of the John Simons Band. Kick up your heels and take a spin on the dance floor! EVENING CHRISTMAS PARTY sat 1 dec 7.30pm | VH TICKETS £25 An evening full of festive cheer with your favourite Christmas hits, a buffet and a cabaret performance featuring a tribute to the legendary Dame Shirley Bassey. Plus a free glass of wine! Ask about our group bookings discounts.

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Fri 5 Oct 2012 BBC Philharmonic Conductor Nicholas Collon Soloist Olivier Charlier Mendelssohn Overture The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 Elgar Symphony No.1

‘Smash hit musical gives us all the time of our lives’ Bristol evening post

★★★★

Fri 9 nov 2012 BBC Philharmonic Conductor Gianandra Noseda Soloist Jean Efflam Bavouzet Berlioz Overture Le Corsair Fauré Suite Pelleas et Melisande Ravel Piano Concerto in G Beethoven Symphony No.5 Fri 7 dec 2012 Halle Conductor Nicholaj Znaider Soloist Nelson Goerner Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet (excerpts) Fri 4 jan 2013 Halle - Viennese Gala Conductor David Parry Soloist Toby Spence Programme to include: Strauss II Die Fledermaus Overture, Emperor Waltz,The Blue Danube. Strauss I Pizzicato Polka Strauss J Radetzty March Léhar Gold & Silver Waltz Offenbach Orpheus in the Underworld Overture

‘I’m desperate To see it again and again’ Evening Standard

Dirty Dancing is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash-hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart-stopping I’ve Had The Time Of My Life!

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‘Energetic, brilliantly staged’ The times

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New Academic Year begins Monday 17 September 2012 Enrol Now The Academy provides children and young adults the opportunity to learn new skills and increase self-confidence, whilst making new friends and creating unique performances for family and friends. New members always welcome.

Academy (Drama) seniors Ages 11+ Mondays 6 - 8pm £105/£85 (conc) for 11 x 2 hour sessions

The Big Salsa Night Fri 24 Aug 7.30pm In conjunction with Stoke-onTrent City Council The Victoria Hall is planning on hosting a ‘Big Salsa Night’ to celebrate the end of the hugely successful Olympic inspired Dancing for the Games Project. Learn how to Salsa then dance the night away to the magic mixes and live sounds of the hottest Latino dance craze at The Victoria Hall’s first ever Big Salsa Night For further information please see www.stoke.gov.uk/ olympics2012 Cost £5

Brand New For 2012 - 13 Academic Year Academy (Choir) Tuesdays 6 - 8pm £85/£60 (conc) for 11 x 2 hour sessions The Academy Choir is a platform for all ages to develop their skills working with industry professionals delivering regular performances across the region and in Stoke-onTrent’s number one venue.

Academy (Dance) Ages 11+ Thursdays 5.30 - 7pm £80/£60 (conc) for 11 x 90 min sessions Entry through audition, please contact Creative Learning for more details The Creative Learning Team aims to create inclusive and exciting creative and performing arts groups led by dedicated arts practitioners in a safe, friendly and supportive environment. To join the region’s leading Performing Arts Academy or for more information call 01782 211 214 or email stokecreativelearning@ theambassadors.com

Creative Choices Tue 6 Nov 10am - 3pm A series of workshops raising the awareness of opportunities backstage and working within the creative and cultural industries. School groups only Age restriction 13 - 16 years only Cost Free (Limited availability) Min group size 10 or more In partnership with Creative and Cultural Skills and Stoke-OnTrent College Rambert Pre-show Talk Wed 14 Nov 6.30pm Discover more about Rambert, its repertoire and life as a member of a leading contemporary dance company; A must for dance students or lovers of dance. Cost Free only available when accompanied by performance ticket

Glyndebourne on Tour Children’s Matinee Thu 6 dec A special school’s matinee performance of Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) Cost £5 per person School parties only 6pm Pre-performance Discussion Free to performance ticket holders Visit the fantastic Operaland website at www.operaland.org

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Cinderella Panto Workshops Mon 17 Dec 2012 Fri 4 Jan 2013 A fun-filled Panto Experience ... A backstage tour and panto workshop, concluding with the performance of Cinderella. Available on matinee performances only. Cost £5 per person Min group size 15 people

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AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES Chicago Thu 20 Sep 7.30pm 9 to 5 Wed 21 Nov 7.30pm Cinderella Thu 20 Dec 7pm Dirty Dancing Sat 30 Mar 2.30pm BSL PERFORMANCES Chicago Wed 19 Sep 7.30pm Rambert Wed 14 Nov 7.30pm 9 to 5 Tue 20 Nov 7.30pm Cinderella Mon 17 Dec 10.30am Fri 28 Dec 7pm Dirty Dancing Fri 22 Mar 8.30pm

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four shows for the price of one | VH sat 27 oct 7.30pm TICKETS £10

Staffordshire Performing Arts | VH mon 3 dec 7.30pm TICKETS £6.50

Church Lane Physiotherapy Clinic Johnsons Printers Genting Casino Beating Heart Alton Towers Social Club Hanley Building Society North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry

The Curse of the Devil Doll | VH THU 24 JAN 7.30pm TICKETS £16 - £25 ATG THEATRE CARD £3 off All-new show, all-new shocks! The Britain’s Got Talent finalists return with the Devil Doll. This times its bigger, better and badder than ever before. Featuring fangtastic dare devil and bizarre circus acts from all four corners of the world that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat.

MILTON JONES

| VH THU 31 JAN 7.30pm TICKETS £21 Milton Jones is back on the road with another tour, this time imaginatively entitled On The Road. If you like the stuff he’s done on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo or in any of the nine radio series he’s done for Radio 4 then this is the show for you.

BOOTLEG BEATLES

| VH WED 13 MAR 8pm TICKETS £27 ATG THEATRE CARD £1.50 off earlybird discount £2 off for tickets booked before 30 Jun. Using film footage of the period and ‘with a little help from’ their regular ensemble, the show traces the history of the Fab Four from Liverpool’s Cavern Club through Sgt Pepper to The Apple Rooftop. It’s not the Beatles but you simply won’t believe it!

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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, All New People, Ghost The Musical, Posh/Jumpy (Royal Court at the Duke of York’s), 9 to 5 The Musical, Matthew Bourne’s The Nutcracker!, Legally Blonde The Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Misanthrope, West Side Story, Dandy Dick, Guys and Dolls, Exit the King and The Rocky Horror Show.

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Make the Stoke-on-Trent Tourist Information Centre your first port of call when planning your visit. They can provide you with brochures and information for local, regional and national attractions and accommodation. They also sell a range of souvenirs, gifts, event tickets, and attractions tickets including reduced price Alton Towers tickets. You can find the Tourist Information Centre at The Victoria Hall, Cultural Quarter, Stoke-on-Trent City Centre, ST1 3AD. Tel 01782 236000 stoke.tic@stoke.gov.uk www.visitstoke.co.uk

Text Relay 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). For further information please log on to www.relay.org

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Concessions Only 1 concession per ticket, selected performances and price bands only. Under 16s, full-time students, registered unemployed, Senior Citizens £2 off each seat for most productions. Over 60s weekday mats best available seats, discounts available for most shows. Groups & Schools Groups of 10+ £2 off Groups of 20+ £4 off Groups of 40+ £5 off

Access bookings 0844 871 7677

Rates may vary. School Groups or Uniformed Groups of 10+ Best available seats for £6.50 for selected shows. 1 accompanying adult goes free for every 10 tickets booked. Full time student/educational group rates available for selected perfs.

Postal Bookings Box Office, Victoria Hall, Bagnall Street, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3AD Facsimile 01782 214738. Please allow 28 days for delivery of tickets.

ATG THEATRE CARD ATG Theatre Card offers are subject to availability on selected seat prices and for a max. 4 tickets per Card. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Payment Methods Cash, cheque (payable to Stoke-onTrent Theatres Ltd), Mastercard, Visa and Switch. Personal cheques must be covered by a guarantee card, and card details written on the reverse of the cheque. Tickets may be reserved for up to 4 working days.

Equal access for all We strive to offer equal access for all. Customers who require additional assistance to attend the theatre should make this known at the time of booking.

Online www.atgtickets.com/stoke Certain discounts and concessions may not be available online. Online booking and transaction fees apply.

Ticket Exchanges Once sold tickets are non-refundable. Where possible we will exchange tickets for another performance of the same production in advance. This will incur a per ticket charge to the value of 10% of each ticket. Members of our ATG Theatre Card scheme can exchange tickets free of charge, subject to availability.

Wheelchair spaces on all auditorium levels. Lift access to all areas of the venue including Box Office, toilets & bars Infra-red audio system available for people with hearing impairment Guide dogs welcome in all areas Audio described and sign language interpreted perfs offered on selected shows -

Limited number of large print and audio versions of this brochure are available on CD or cassette. For further info or assistance please ring the Access Booking Line on 0844 871 7677. Booking & Transaction 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 your tickets Medium /Therapist/ Clairvoyant Evenings of mediumship are not scientifically proven and are presented for education and entertainment purposes only. Venue improvements The ticket price includes a contribution of £1 per ticket towards continued improvements of the venues. The information in this brochure was correct at the time of going to press. Stoke-on-Trent Theatres Ltd reserves the right to alter the advertised programme or facilities. All discounts subject to availability and only one discount applies per ticket unless otherwise specified. Data protection The Regent Theatre and The Victoria Hall are managed by Stoke-on-Trent Theatres 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 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 01782 213808 This brochure is printed on responsibly sourced FSC paper. Please continue to help

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