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10 DEC — 8 JAN

‘A THRILL FROM START TO FINISH’ MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

This Christmas, the most magical pantomime of all Cinderella comes to Bristol – and it’s going to be even bigger and more spectacular than ever as national icons Torvill & Dean take to the stage as the Fairy Godparents. Britain’s most beloved sporting heroes bring their unique talents to The Bristol Hippodrome for the first time ever and will be wowing audiences with their amazing routines. The classic rags to riches tale Cinderella will be transformed into a breath-taking family extravaganza with glittering sets, gorgeous costumes, big song and dance numbers, real Shetland ponies and jaw-dropping skating sequences. So get your skates on and book your tickets now for the best panto in town! TICKETS FROM £12

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25 JAN — 4 FEB

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‘EVERY CHILD’S VISION OF A FAIRY TALE BROUGHT TO LIFE’

‘FINE-TUNED REVIVAL IS TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS’

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‘DANCING WAS SHARP, PRECISE AND LIGHT OF FOOT THROUGHOUT...’

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THE RUSSIAN STATE BALLET OF SIBERIA Accompanied by a live orchestra, The Orchestra of the Russian State Ballet. La Fille Mal Gardee: A gentle tale of love thwarted, unrequited and found. It is a masterpiece of comedy. The Nutcracker: This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. Swan Lake: The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score.

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Jason Manford as Caractacus Potts

Claire Sweeney as Baroness Bomburst

Phill Jupitus as Baron Bombust

Charlotte Wakefield as Truly Scrumptious

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‘A FAMILY FAVOURITE REINVENTED’

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One of the world’s favourite musicals, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will have audiences of all ages flying high with its mixture of madness, intrigue and exuberance. Can the loveable but whacky inventor, Potts, along with his two children and the gorgeous Truly Scrumptious outwit the bombastic Baron Bomburst who has decreed that all children be banished from his kingdom? Having broken all box office records in the West End, this fun-filled production promises laughs and magic galore – and Chitty herself! Starring Jason Manford (The Producers, Sweeney Todd) as Caractacus Potts, Claire Sweeney (Tell Me on A Sunday, Hairspray) as Baroness Bomburst, Phill Jupitus (The Producers, Hairspray) as Lord Scrumptious/Baron Bomburst and Charlotte Wakefield (Spring Awakening, The Sound of Music) as Truly Scrumptious.

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14 — 18 FEB

DIRECT FROM ITS WEST END TRIUMPH

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‘A MONUMENTAL SHOW’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

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‘A CLASSIC IS REBORN. ALL OF THE EVITAS I HAVE SEEN OVER THE YEARS SEEM LIKE DRESS REHEARSALS FOR THIS ONE. IT HAS REACHED ITS APOGEE. STUNNING’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Following its smash hit run at London’s Dominion Theatre, Bill Kenwright’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita is set to thrill audiences once again across the UK. Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately lead her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people.

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MUSIC BY

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

With more than 20 major awards to its credit, including the Oscar winning film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, and featuring some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall, this smash hit show truly promises to be the theatrical event of the year!

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20 — 25 FEB

27 FEB — 4 MAR

THE SMASH HIT MUSICAL DIRECT FROM THE WEST END STARRING KEVIN KENNEDY (CORONATION STREET)

‘IT’S A NIGHT FOR EVERYONE, WITH HORROR, INTRIGUE AND MYSTERY. IT’S TERRIFIC!’

BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE ON PETER JAMES’ THE PERFECT MURDER

‘BLOWS THE ROOF OFF’

‘A CRACKING NIGHT OUT’

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MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS ON PETER JAMES’ THE PERFECT MURDER

‘A BIG-HEARTED FLASH’N’DAZZLE BIG NIGHT OUT’ OVER 20 SOUL CLASSICS LIVE ON STAGE INCLUDING MUSTANG SALLY, I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE, TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS, REACH OUT, UPTIGHT, KNOCK ON WOOD, YOU KEEP ME HANGIN’ ON, RIVER DEEP, MOUNTAIN HIGH, AND MANY MORE!

‘QUITE SIMPLY ONE OF THE BEST CRIME THRILLERS I’VE SEEN ON STAGE’

THE TIMES

CHICHESTER OBSERVER ON PETER JAMES’ DEAD SIMPLE

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‘THE MUSICAL WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR. A SWEET-SOUL, SOLID-GOLD, FIVE STAR BLAST. SO GOOD I ALMOST WEPT’ THE SUNDAY TIMES The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Direct from a phenomenally successful, record breaking run in London’s West End, The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic. The show received universal critical acclaim following its London World Première and was quickly hailed as a smash hit musical sensation. The Commitments is the story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working class music fan, who shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians and friends into an amazing live act, the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced. Placing a classified advert in a music paper, Jimmy auditions a number of wannabes before finalising the new line up who he names The Commitments. The Commitments musical has been adapted from the novel by Booker prize winning author Roddy Doyle himself. | 10 |

SIGNED PERFORMANCE Wed 22 Feb 7.30pm AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE Thu 23 Feb 7.30pm

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THE THRILLING NEW STAGE PLAY FROM THE NO.1 BESTSELLING CRIME WRITER Following the huge sell-out success of The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, the thrilling work of multi-million selling author Peter James comes to The Bristol Hippodrome with the world premiere production of Not Dead Enough. Starring award-winning actor Shane Richie as DS Roy Grace, Laura Whitmore, one of the stars of 2016’s Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1, and Stephen Billington, best known for roles on Hollyoaks and Coronation Street. On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed. At least that’s what he claims. But as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace continues to deal with the mysterious disappearance of his own wife, he starts to dig a little deeper into the chilling murder case and it soon becomes clear that love can be a dangerous thing... Olivier Award winner Ian Talbot directs Not Dead Enough – the third novel in Peter James’ award winning Roy Grace series and the third play in his box office smash hit and critically acclaimed stage franchise. Peter has been acclaimed as ‘ONE OF THE MOST FIENDISHLY CLEVER CRIME FICTION PLOTTERS’ – Daily Mail and his brilliant novels have sold over 18 million copies worldwide. He is the 2016 recipient of crime writing’s highest honour, the Diamond Dagger.

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7 — 11 MAR

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‘A BELTER! FUNNY, STYLISH – IT HAS EVERYTHING THE KINKS HAD’ DAILY MAIL

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‘FRESH AND FULL OF ZINGY, SWINGING SIXTIES EXCITEMENT’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

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‘A DAZZLING PRODUCTION’ THE GUARDIAN

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‘A BLAZING TRIUMPH. I SWEAR YOU’LL GET GOOSEBUMPS’ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Sunny Afternoon is an irresistible musical with slick theatricality and ingenious storytelling at its heart. It tells the captivating tale of how one of Britain’s greatest bands, The Kinks, rose to stardom. Featuring the iconic hits You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset, Dedicated Follower Of Fashion, All Day And All Of The Night, Lola, Sunny Afternoon and many more, this production is a fresh new ‘GREAT BRITISH MUSICAL’— The Times that will make your spirits soar. With music and lyrics by Ray Davies (Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music), a new book by Joe Penhall and direction by Edward Hall, Sunny Afternoon’s faultless musicianship and brilliant songs come together for a moving portrayal of The Kinks’ amazing journey during the youthful, rebellious 1960s.

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14 — 18 MAR

28 MAR — 1 APR

STARRING

LE VIN HERBÉ

JON ROBYNS CASSIE COMPTON RAY QUINN ROXANNE PALLETT RUTH MADOC

COMPOSED BY

FRANK MARTIN SUNG IN ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

MUSIC BY

MATTHEW SKLAR

LA BOHÈME

BOOK BY

PUCCINI

COMPOSED BY

CHAD BEGUELIN AND TIM HERLIHY

SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

LYRICS BY

MADAM BUTTERFLY

CHAD BEGUELIN

COMPOSED BY

Based upon the New Line Cinema film Written by Tim Herlihy

PUCCINI

SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY

NICK WINSTON

Performances by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd.

TUE 7.30PM, WED 2.30PM & 7.30PM, THU 7.30PM, FRI 5.00PM & 8.30PM, SAT 2.30PM & 7.30PM

YOU’RE INVITED TO THE PARTY OF THE YEAR It’s 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart (Jon Robyns: Avenue Q, Legally Blonde) is New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer. When his own fiancée dumps him at the altar a seriously bummed out Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Can sweet natured Julia, (Cassie Compton: X Factor) and her best friend Holly (Roxanne Pallett: Emmerdale, Waterloo Road) lure Robbie out of the dumpster and back into the limelight? Or is he going to see her head off down the aisle with Wall Street bad boy Glenn (Ray Quinn: X Factor, Dancing On Ice)? Only Grandma Rosie (Ruth Madoc: Hi-De-Hi!, Little Britain) seems to be able to see that Robbie and Julia are the couple that are meant to be. Don’t miss your chance to join the party of the year – with a musical that promises to get you up dancing faster than your Dad at a wedding, packed with songs which capture all the fun and energy of the Adam Sandler smash hit film.

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THREE TRAGIC LOVE STORIES. TWO TIMELESS CLASSICS. ONE HIDDEN GEM. This Spring, Welsh National Opera brings you some of the most poignant love stories ever told, with some of the greatest music ever written. Their Love’s Poisoned Chalice Season offers three operas on the themes of love, loss, jealousy and heartbreak. La bohème will transport you to bohemian Paris where Rodolfo, a penniless poet, and Mimì, a seamstress, are head over heels in love. But in a world of turmoil and poverty, their hopes and dreams are crushed, and their passionate romance comes to a tragic end. Joachim Herz’s iconic production of Madam Butterfly returns for limited performances in Spring 2017. Each scene in this classic staging looks like a sepia photograph through which we glimpse a vanished world. The story of Butterfly sees Eastern and Western cultures collide with moving consequences. Le Vin Herbé tells the story of two lovers who drink a spiked potion and fall hopelessly in love. Their affair inevitably leads to tragedy.

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21 — 25 MAR

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‘SHERIDAN SMITH IS HILARIOUS, GLORIOUS, TOUCHING. AN UNFORGETTABLE STAR TURN’ THE TIMES

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‘MICHAEL MAYER’S VIVACIOUS PRODUCTION HAS WIT, CHARM AND ENERGY, SPARKLY CHOREOGRAPHY, AND A STRONG, EBULLIENT CAST’ FINANCIAL TIMES

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‘SHERIDAN SMITH IS “THE GREATEST STAR BY FAR”’ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH Hot on the heels of a record breaking, critically acclaimed West End run, this ‘UTTERLY IRRESISTIBLE’ – The Sunday Times new production of Funny Girl stars Olivier Awardwinning Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice. Funny Girl brought global fame to Barbra Streisand 50 years ago, boasting some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including People and Don’t Rain On My Parade. Half a century later, this ‘EXHILARATING EMBRACE OF A PRODUCTION’ – The Independent comes to Bristol after wowing critics and audiences alike in London’s West End. This iconic musical tells the story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star. BOOK BY

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MUSIC BY JULE STYNE LYRICS BY BOB MERRILL ISOBEL LENNART FROM AN ORIGINAL STORY BY MISS LENNART REVISED BOOK BY HARVEY FIERSTEIN DIRECTOR MICHAEL MAYER

Don’t miss your chance to see this ‘PHENOMENAL’ – The Telegraph production at The Bristol Hippodrome in March 2017. The producers of Funny Girl cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

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THE MUSICAL FOR ALL TIME

10 — 22 APR

BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

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‘DAZZLING’

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

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‘TERRIFIC’

SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘GRITTY, GRIPPING, SUPERB’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

BEST MUSICAL – ALL MAJOR AWARDS MON – SAT 7.30PM (WED & SAT MATS 2.30PM) Photos include previous cast

‘EXHILARATING... ONE OF THE BEST MUSICALS EVER WRITTEN’ SUNDAY TIMES

THEIR LIVES WERE WORLDS APART...

...THEIR DESTINY JOINED THEM TOGETHER

LYN PAUL RETURNS FROM HER WEST END RUN ‘THE DEFINITIVE MRS JOHNSTONE’ MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

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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 fateful consequences. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi award-winning Blood Brothers. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘STANDING OVATION MUSICAL ’, as inevitably it ‘BRINGS THE AUDIENCE CHEERING TO ITS FEET AND ROARING ITS APPROVAL’ – The Daily Mail. Lyn Paul returns to the iconic role she has played many times in the West End, in fact she was the show’s final Mrs Johnstone when it closed at The Pheonix Theatre in 2012. Lyn also starred in Bill Kenwright’s tour of Cabaret with Will Young in 2013 and rose to fame as a member of the pop group New Seekers whose numerous number one hits include I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing which sold over 20 million copies. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

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4 — 8 APR

25 — 30 APR

‘THE GREAT SHOWMAN OF BRITISH DANCE WITH AN INSTINCTIVE UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT AUDIENCES WANT’

‘I’M BLOWN AWAY BY THE REMARKABLE TALENT AND ABILITIES OF THE GREAT CAST WE’VE GATHERED AND DELIGHTED TO RETURN TO THE UK WHERE WE STARTED OUT 20 YEARS AGO’

DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘BRITAIN’S MOST SUCCESSFUL CHOREOGRAPHER WILL BLOW YOUR MIND WITH HIS SHEER IMAGINATION, WIT AND BRIO’

MICHAEL FLATLEY

THE TIMES

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‘BOURNE IS A MASTERLY STORYTELLER’ NEW YORK TIMES

A beloved fairytale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion. Matthew Bourne’s magical adaptation of the classic Powell and Pressburger film is set to a new score arranged by Terry Davies using the mesmerising music of golden-age Hollywood composer, Bernard Herrmann (most famous for his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles), with sumptuous designs by Lez Brotherston (set and costumes), Paule Constable (lighting) and Paul Groothuis (sound). An intoxicating drama where life imitates art with fateful consequences; The Red Shoes will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

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Following the phenomenal success of the 2015 UK tour, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is excited to announce its return to Bristol. Fresh from successful runs in the West End, Broadway, Europe and the Southern Hemisphere, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games continues to thrill audiences with its intoxicating mix of dance and music that fuses the traditional with the contemporary in a classic tale that showcases the exceptional talent of the cast. With all the precision and thrills of the original, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games features new staging, cutting edge technology, new choreography, world champion acrobats and 40 of the world’s most outstanding young performers all directed by Michael Flatley. With new music by composer Gerard Fahy, this latest iteration combines the best of tradition with all the excitement of new music and dance.

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NEIL ECKERSLEY presents

2 — 6 MAY

A whole new adventure for the Alice in us all

8 — 13 MAY

‘AN INSPIRATIONAL MUSICAL’

JOE IS JOSEPH!

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‘A NEW MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA’

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‘UTTERLY IRRESISTIBLE, GO, GO, GO, JO ’

‘ONE INSANELY CATCHY SONG AFTER ANOTHER’

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‘A TECHNICOLOR TRIUMPH’

Music by Frank Wildhorn

THE INDEPENDENT

Lyrics by Jack Murphy Book by Gregory Boyd & Jack Murphy

Lyrics by

TIM RICE

Music by

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

UK Adaptation by Ava Eldred

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‘THE BEST OF TIM RICE AND ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S MUSICALS’ THE EVENING NEWS Starring X-Factor winner Joe McElderry, Bill Kenwright’s ‘Amazing’, ’Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues on its record breaking tour having sold to date an estimated 15 million tickets. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph (Joe McElderry), his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door. Joe McElderry was just 18 when he won the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009 and immediately went straight to number one in the UK Singles Charts with his debut single The Climb. He has since gone on to have three top ten albums, as well as notching up two more reality TV show victories, winning ITV’s Pop Star to Opera Star and Channel 4’s The Jump.

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UK AND EUROPEAN PREMIÈRE TV and West End star Wendi Peters, much loved for her acclaimed portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, will headline the UK tour of Wonderland as Queen of Hearts alongside musical theatre favourite Dave Willetts, who rose to fame for playing the title role in Phantom of the Opera, as White Rabbit. West End and Broadway leading lady Kerry Ellis, best known for playing Elphaba in the West End and Broadway productions of Wicked, will guest star as Alice. Following sold out seasons in Tampa, Texas and Tokyo, the multi Grammy and Drama Desk Award nominated Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland receives its UK and European première in this brand new British production. Hailed by the New York Times as ‘INSPIRATIONAL’, Wonderland is an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder. Kerry Ellis is scheduled to appear at all evening performances. She will not appear at matinée performances.

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20 — 21 MAY

Boys will be boys... But not always!

31 MAY — 3 JUN

BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS WEST END STAR & EASTENDERS & OVER THE RAINBOW

BROADWAY LEADING MAN & T.J HOOKER & GREASE 2

JOHN PARTRIDGE

ADRIAN ZMED

DATE —MAY DATE 23 — 27

A MAJOR NEW PRODUCTION OF THE WEST END AND BROADWAY AWARD WINNING MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA!! THE SHOW-STOPPING SCORE INCLUDES THE BEST OF TIMES, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, SONG ON THE SAND AND I AM WHAT I AM Creative Team Directed by Martin Connor Choreographed by Bill Deamer

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‘A GORGEOUS TREAT FOR KIDS AND PARENTS’ DAILY EXPRESS Enjoy everyone’s favourite rags-to-riches story, in a beautifully adapted ballet version for children aged three upwards. With a narrator to help the young audience follow the story, and a shortened version of Prokofiev’s ravishing score, this is the perfect introduction to the magic of ballet, and a fantastic family day out. This unique collaboration between English National Ballet and English National Ballet School is choreographed by George Williamson and performed by second year students of English National Ballet School.

‘WHAT A SUPERB SHOW! IT’S TRULY BRILLIANT! AND SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE BOOK!’ It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! One thing is for sure – it’s going to be sooowoooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret and Ben’s about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny! Illustrations © Tony Ross, 2011. Cover lettering of author’s name ©Quentin Blake, 2010.

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Georges and the dazzling drag artiste Albin, star of La Cage aux Folles, live an idyllic existence in the heart of St Tropez. But behind the curtains of this sparkling extravaganza, all may be about to change. Georges’ son Jean-Michel announces his engagement to the daughter of a notorious right-wing politician determined to close down the local colourful night-life. Drama and hilarity ensue when a meeting of the parents forces them to cover up their vibrant lifestyle. Will Albin be able to play the role of his life to ensure that Jean-Michel can marry his love? Bill Kenwright presents a spectacular new version of the much loved musical with West End star John Partridge as Albin and Broadway leading man Adrian Zmed as Georges. John’s extensive theatre credits boast the West End productions of A Chorus Line at the London Palladium, Cats, Starlight Express and Chicago, but perhaps he is best known for playing the loveable Christian in BBC’s EastEnders and as a judge on TV’s Over The Rainbow. Adrian’s Broadway credits include Blood Brothers, Grease and Falsettos and on television he is best loved as Officer Vince Romano in the hit TV show T.J. Hooker and on the big screen as Johnny in Grease 2.

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HARVEY FIERSTEIN

DAVID WALLIAMS

Illustrations by Mark Ruffle

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JERRY HERMAN

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The show-stopping score includes The Best of Times, Song on the Sand and I Am What I Am.

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5 — 10 JUN

13 — 17 JUN

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‘IT’S ELECTRIFYING – GO, GO, GO’

‘A MIND-BLOWING STAGE TRIUMPH’

SKY NEWS

‘GREASE IS STILL THE WORD’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

BRISTOL POST

A NEW PLAY BY

SIMON STEPHENS

BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING NOVEL BY

MARK HADDON

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‘MAGICAL AND MOVING’ DAILY MAIL

‘A FEEL-GOOD, PICK-ME-UP MUSICAL’

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SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘ASTONISHING AND UNMISSABLE’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

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‘THE NO.1 GREATEST MUSICAL’ 100 GREATEST MUSICALS, CHANNEL 4

He’s the one that you WANT!! Tom Parker, from the UK’s top boy band The Wanted, is to star in his first ever theatrical role as ‘bad boy’ Danny in Grease, the No.1 greatest musical! This original, electrifying West End production lights up the Hippodrome from 5th June for just one week only! It’s time to dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and come along to the biggest party in Bristol as Danny and Sandy fall in love all over again. It’s the original high-school musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more. So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loobop, a-wop-bam-boom!’ | 26 |

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‘A BEAUTIFUL, DAZZLINGLY INVENTIVE SHOW ABOUT THE WONDERS OF LIFE’ EVENING STANDARD The National Theatre’s internationally acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to Bristol in 2017. Winner of 7 Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards® including ‘Best Play’, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning director Marianne Elliott. Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When he falls under the suspicion of killing Mrs Shears’ dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world.

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BROADWAY’S MULTI AWARD WINNING MUSICAL COMEDY

20 — 24 JUN

28 JUN — 1 JUL

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‘A THOROUGHLY FEEL-GOOD JOYOUS ROMP... PERFECT FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT’

‘IT’S A CASE OF WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE’

‘TAPPING FEET, GLITZY SETS AND COSTUMES, HAPPY-EVER-AFTERS’

‘A GREAT INTRODUCTION TO THE BALLET FOR GROWN-UPS AND CHILDREN ALIKE’

THE SCOTSMAN

THE EXAMINER

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MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

WINNER OF 6 TONY AWARDS

Music by Léo Delibes Choreography by Marius Petipa, Enrico Cecchetti, Peter Wright Production by Peter Wright Designs by Peter Farmer Lighting by Peter Teigen

Coppélia

TUE – SAT 7.30PM (WED, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM)

BROADWAY’S SMASH HIT COMES TO THE UK STARRING STRICTLY COME DANCING’S JOANNE CLIFTON AS MILLIE The winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is based on the Academy Award-winning film starring Julie Andrews, taking you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when ‘moderns’ including a flapper named Millie Dillmount were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines and rewriting the rules of love. The show delivers a brilliant evening of madcap merriment and stars Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton as the adorable Millie. This hilarious musical comedy features spectacular dance routines and great songs, so beat the drum – here comes Thoroughly Modern Millie – Grab your ticket now!

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When eccentric toymaker Dr Coppélius leaves his greatest creation, the doll Coppélia, on his workshop balcony she’s soon causing quite a stir in the village. Lovers Franz and Swanilda both want to find out what is going on; but things are even stranger than they seem. With a wild mix of abracadabra, comic chaos is unleashed as Dr Coppélius tries to bring Coppélia to life and Swanilda tries to stop him. A timeless classic from the golden age of classical ballet, Coppélia, with its lyrical, romantic music, stands alongside such classics as Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty as one of the great works of the 19th century. Performed with live music from the Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Photo: Bill Cooper.

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FIRST STEPS – A CHILD’S COPPELIA FRI 30 JUN 1PM See page 36

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3 — 8 JUL

24 — 29 JUL

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CELEBRATING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MULTI-MILLION SELLING CDS

BRISTOL POST

‘SMASH-HIT MUSICAL GIVES US ALL THE TIME OF OUR LIVES’

‘TREMENDOUS’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

BRISTOL EVENING POST

‘THE ULTIMATE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PARTY’

‘THE BIGGEST LIVE THEATRE SENSATION OF ALL TIME’

CBS NEWS

THE OBSERVER

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.

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‘SURPASSES ALL PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS’

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NORTH WEST END, BLACKPOOL

Dirty Dancing is back! Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion 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 35 hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life. Don’t miss your chance to see this sensational new production.

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‘A GREAT ROCKIN’ EVENING’ DAILY EXPRESS

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 five 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. Dreamboats and Petticoats - the songs will live forever!

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11 FEB

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‘VISUALLY AND VOCALLY GRIPPING FROM START TO FINISH’ THE INDEPENDENT

‘AIDA HAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPOSING SETS YOU WILL SEE ON AN OPERATIC STAGE’ MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

‘AIDA WAS THRILLINGLY PORTRAYED BY FRENCH SOPRANO OLGA PERRIER’ OXFORD TIMES

Featuring a magnificent black stallion

CIRCUS OF HORRORS

SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK

ROY WOOD

The Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary as it takes to the road with its latest incarnation The Never-ending Nightmare. The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts. Tickets from £18.75.

Celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart, including Maggie May, Baby Jane, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Sailing, Tonight’s The Night and many more Tickets from £19.50 (£22.40 online/phone).

Featuring ELO founder Roy Wood and his Rock ‘n’ Roll band performing all his Move and Wizzard classic hits, I Can Hear The Grass Grow, Flowers In The Rain, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday… and more. Don’t miss this exclusive show! Tickets from £30.75 (£33.65 online/phone).

TUE 10 JAN 7.30PM 

WED 11 JAN 7.30PM

THU 12 JAN 7.30PM

BOWIE EXPERIENCE

ABBA MANIA

ANDY FORD

THE ROD STEWART STORY

Sung in Italian with English surtitles *Cast subject to change

STARRING THE FRENCH SOPRANO OLGA PERRIER* AND THE RUSSIAN SOPRANO ECATERINA DANU* AS AIDA AND LIZA KADELNIK*, THE CELEBRATED MEZZO FROM THE ROMANIAN NATIONAL OPERA, AS AMNERIS Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra. The grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas boasts an impressive new set that displays the splendour of Egypt against the grandeur of the Coliseum of Rome. This tragic story of war, jealousy and revenge at whose heart is the doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian hero, Radames, is traditionally-staged, featuring a magnificent black stallion, temple dance and the classic Triumphal March with cascades of glittering gold and amazing fire performers.

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Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert featuring all of David Bowie’s hits – celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon. An unforgettable journey of sound and vision through Bowie’s golden years from Space Oddity through to Let’s Dance. Tickets from £27.50.

Dig out those platforms, dust down those flares, as ABBA MANIA brings you a night not to be missed. Enjoy all of your favourites including: Mamma Mia, Voulez Vous, Dancing Queen, Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper and many more. Tickets from £16.50 (£19.40 online/phone).

West country comedian and Panto legend Andy Ford returns to his favourite stage of all with his brand new family comedy show for 2017. Britain’s Got Talent star ventriloquist Steve Hewlett will also join Andy on stage at this very special performance. Tickets from £19.50 (£22.40 online/phone).

FRI 13 JAN 7.30PM

SAT 14 JAN 7.30PM 

SUN 15 JAN 7.30PM 

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A CLASSIC ROCK SPECTACULAR - IT HAS THE LOT!

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Ghost Train

VAMPIRES ROCK

ANTON & ERIN – SWING TIME

CHRIS HADFIELD

Steve Steinman is back with this spectacular, hilarious show that lives up to its rocking reputation. Packed with aerial stunts, fang-tastic fire routines and guitar gods performing some of the best classic rock anthems including hits from Guns n Roses, AC/DC, Meat Loaf and many more. Tickets from £24.50 (£27.40 online/phone).

Colonel Chris Hadfield brings the marvels of space travel to Bristol with rarely seen videos. Hear about his 21 years as an astronaut, his three spaceflights and his 2600 orbits of Earth and yes, he will be singing David Bowie’s Space Oddity! Free autograph session. Tickets from £33 (£35.90 online/phone).

MON 16 JAN 7.30PM

WED 18 JAN 7.30PM

Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple with their exciting new show for 2017! Featuring dazzling new choreography, sparkling costumes and a sensational show band performing timeless music. Tickets from £23.50 (£27.40 online/phone). SUN 26 FEB 3PM

BRENDAN COLE – ALL NIGHT LONG

WHITNEY

This spectacular production features scintillating guest dancers, a sparkling new leading lady and his sizzling 14 piece band and singers live on stage. Stunning lighting, amazing special effects and superb choreography – don’t miss it! Tickets from £27 (£30.90 online/phone).

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a stellar cast with rising West End star Rebecca Freckleton delivering a breath-taking performance. Tickets from £20 (£22.90 online/phone).

SUN 5 MAR 7.30PM

SUN 12 MAR 7.30PM

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

RUSSELL HOWARD – WORK IN PROGRESS

MAGIC OF MOTOWN

Prepare for classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, and dazzling dance moves. Celebrating the music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Jackson 5, Lionel Richie and more. Tickets from £27 (£29.90 online/phone). SUN 22 JAN 7.30PM

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AN EVENING SHARED WITH JASPER CARROTT & ALISTAIR MCGOWAN

Comedy legends Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan split the bill and your sides with a night of comedy stand up and impressions. Pure entertainment not to be missed. Tickets £28.75. SUN 12 FEB 7.30PM

Join Russell Howard, one of Britain’s funniest and most successful comedians, as he tries out brand new material. Following sell-out gigs at The Bristol Hippodrome in 2014 and 2009, the Bristol born-and-bred comedian is back for 2017. Star and creator of the awardwinning hit TV show Russell Howard’s Good News, and host of Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central, audiences can expect more of his trademark brand of upbeat and razor-sharp comedy. Two additional performances now on sale. Tickets from £21.25 (£24.15 online/phone).

MON 6 – FRI 10 FEB 7.30PM

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PAUL CARRACK

Paul Carrack, whose hits include How Long and Over My Shoulder, is one of the UK’s great singer songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, having performed with Eric Clapton, Roxy Music, BB King, Elton John, The Smiths and Ringo Starr to name a few. Tickets from £31.25 (£35.15 online/phone).

Starring Stephen Triffitt. Direct from Las Vegas, the iconic music of Frank Sinatra is brought to life once again his way. It’s the world’s No1 Sinatra Stephen Triffitt: 3 seasons at the Sands, the West End’s original Sinatra, and sell-out solo spectaculars at the Palladium. Tickets £25.25 (£28.15 online).

FRANKLY SINATRA

THE BIG ACT

SUN 19 MAR 7.30PM

SUN 26 MAR 7.30PM

SUN 23 APR 7.30PM

This timeless classic is brought vividly to life in this exciting, unique production performed after only 48 hours rehearsal! Bristol-based drama school The Big Act burst onto stage with an energetic, explosive young cast of Bristol’s most talented youngsters. Tickets from £16.50 (£19.40 online/phone).

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YAMATO DRUMMERS Following their hugely successful tour in 2015, the Yamato drummers are back in the UK by popular demand. Yamato will leave audiences exhilarated by this visually spectacular, high-energy and explosive show. Tickets from £18.50. MON 24 APR 7.30PM

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ADAM ANT ANTHEMS

SHAWN KLUSH

Don’t miss Adam Ant perform his impressive catalogue of material including hit singles Kings of the Wild Frontier, Antmusic, Dog Eat Dog, Stand and Deliver and Prince Charming, B-Sides and personal favourites. Tickets from £33.75 (£37.65 online/phone).

Direct from the USA, the world’s most successful Elvis tribute artist of all time returns to the UK by popular demand. Featuring Elvis‘s original backing singers ‘The Sweet Inspirations’. Tickets from £20 (£22.90 online).

SUN 14 MAY 7.30PM

MON 15 MAY 7.30PM

THE SINGLES TOUR

ELVIS WORLD TOUR

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CHAS & DAVE

Chas & Dave know how to give an audience a good time. With a cult audience of both young and old, and due to public demand they are about to be seen together on stage once more. Tickets from £26.75 (£29.65 online/phone).

TUE 16 MAY 7.30PM

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SAM BAILEY

FIRST STEPS

Hot off the back of her portrayal of Mama Morton in the criticallyacclaimed musical Chicago, X Factor winner Sam Bailey returns to Oxford with her very own live show – guaranteed to showcase the former prison-officer’s powerhouse vocals. Tickets from £24.50 (£27.40 online/phone).

This hour-long, interactive show, specially adapted for children aged from three to seven, features excerpts from Coppélia, performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet’s amazing dancers and orchestra; a perfect introduction to ballet. Tickets £10.

WED 17 MAY 7.30PM

FRI 30 JUN 1PM

SING MY HEART OUT

BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET

*Fees apply. Calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. Online and phone bookings also carry a transaction fee of £2.85 plus a bkg fee. Special Events carry a 1% per ticket booking charge when booking by credit or debit card in person.

YOU’LL ALSO BE ELIGIBLE FOR SOME GREAT GROUPS EXTRAS TOO, SUCH AS: ❚ Ice Cream & House Programme Combo £6 ❚ 10% off at the bar

CALL 0844 871 3032* | 10AM – 6PM MON – FRI

Please call our dedicated and friendly Group Sales team. We’re based in the theatre and with 50 years of Hippodrome experience between us, we’ll ensure your booking is stress free. Alternatively you can email us bristolgroups@theambassadors.com or visit us on Facebook.com/BristolHippodromeGroupsAndAccess Calls cost 7p per minute (plus your phone company’s access charge). Closed on Bank Holidays.

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BOOKING INFORMATION

❚ IN PERSON

Box Office, The Bristol Hippodrome, St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol, BS1 4UZ Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm (extending to 15 mins after curtain up on evening performance days). Booking fees/transactions fees may apply. A credit/debit card fee applies to certain shows.

GREAT FOOD. NO RUSH. From tasty light bites to delicious three-course meals, our stylish bistro is the perfect place to enjoy relaxed pre-theatre dining safe in the knowledge you won’t miss a moment of the show. BUY IN ADVANCE TO GET TWO PERFECT COURSES FOR ONLY £12.95 SIMPLY GO TO ATGTICKETS.COM/Hanoverstreetbistro

For table reservations call 0117 302 3310 or email HANOVERSTREETBISTRO@THEAMBASSADORS.COM

Delve into over 100 years of history, hear about its fascinating past, see behind the scenes, and even view the stage from the ‘fly floor’ STANDARD TOURS Theatre Tours run most Saturday mornings and some weekdays at 10.30am lasting approx. 2 hours. Tickets £14.50 (£16.40 online/phone) Concessions available. GROUPS & BESPOKE TOURS Bring a group of 10 or more on a standard tour and save £5 per person. Bespoke Tours can be tailored to your Group’s requirements including extras such as teas/coffee or lunch, or to cover specific themes. SCHOOL & YOUTH GROUPS ‘Behind The Curtain’ is our exciting 2 hour tour for youth groups. Just £6.50 per child with 1 adult free with every 10 children (min 10 children, max 60 children)

TO BOOK

❚ PHONE SALES

0844 871 3012*† Customer Services 0844 871 7642† Mon – Sat 9am – 10pm, Sun 10am – 8pm (Bank Holiday hours may vary)

❚ ONLINE

www.atgtickets.com/bristol* Not all concessions available when booking online.

❚ BY POST

Stating performance and seat choice, enclose a cheque payable to ATG London Ltd and stamped addressed envelope to Box Office address above (Allow 28 days for delivery of tickets).

❚ ATG THEATRE CARD

0844 871 7633† Mon – Sat 9am – 10pm, Sun 10am – 8pm www.atgtickets.com/theatrecard 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. ATG THEATRE CARD MEMBERS please log into your account online, or call one of our friendly team, to select the theatres you would like to receive information from and to keep your preferences up-to-date.

❚ GROUPS AND SCHOOLS

In-house Group Sales department 0844 871 3032† Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm

❚ RESTORATION

Up to £1.50 from each ticket sold contributes to the The Bristol Hippodrome’s restoration fund.

❚ BOOKING

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. Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket exchanges can be offered for a per ticket exchange fee. Exchanges will only be accepted for the same production and for the same value or higher on payment of the difference. All exchange requests are subject to availability and must be received at least 48 hours prior to the original performance date. Accepted methods of payment include cash, all major credit cards including Amex, ATG Vouchers and Theatre Tokens. Due to the varying nature of the shows and sets we cannot guarantee an unrestricted view from all seats at all times.

❚ SPECIAL OFFER KEY

C G S F K O N B

Seniors/Children/Students/Claimants Group 10+ School Family Child Special Senior Special Student Special Early Booking offer Theatre Card

❚ CHILDREN/BABES IN ARMS

No children under the age of 5 will be admitted to the venue except where specifically stated at the time of booking. Children (ages 18 month — 15 years inclusive) shall require their own ticket which shall be at full ticket price if no child concessions are available at the time of booking. Babes in arms (children under 18 months) shall be admitted free of charge to those events they may attend (children’s shows and pantomimes only). Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

❚ ACCESS FOR ALL

For all access bookings or for more information on our services for patrons with disabilities, including wheelchair access; induction loop/infra red system; captioned, signed and audio described performances, call 0117 302 3222 (voice or minicom Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm) or email trishhodson@theambassadors.com For deaf/hard of hearing textphone users 18001 + access telephone number. For more information on Text Relay visit www.textrelay.org Customers who require additional assistance to attend the theatre should make this known at the time of booking. ATG operates an ATG Access Membership Scheme for our disabled customers. It is free to join and offers concessionary ticket rates and online booking. You can join either online, via our venue-based Access department, at the Box Office or via our call centre. For further information please go to www.ATGTickets.com/access, call our Access team on 0117 3023222, or email trishhodson@ theambassadors.com

a large print listing is available. Call 0117 302 3222 or email trishhodson@theambassadors.com

The information in this brochure was correct at time of going to print. We reserve the right to make alterations to the published programme of events, their prices, concessions & fees.

❚ CONCESSIONS

Concessions may be restricted to certain price levels and performances and can be withdrawn by management without notice. Only one concession can be applied at any one time and proof of status is required. For full details of the range of prices, discounts and concessions available please call 0844 871 3012†.

Call 0844 871 3012* or visit atgtickets.com/bristol Groups/Schools 0844 871 3032* *Subject to booking/transaction fee † Calls cost up to 7p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.

T his brochure is printed on responsibly sourced FSC® paper. Please continue to help the environment by recycling it.

DATA PROTECTION We would like to add or retain your details on our lists to keep you informed about future events, special offers and other developments. We also look to secure information and special offers for customers from other organisations. You will be asked whether you want to receive any of this information next time you book. If you don’t want to receive information from us and / or third parties or have any queries contact the Box Office.

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ATGTICKETS.COM/TheatreCard 0844 871 7633 or visit the Box Office *ATG Theatre Card benefits are subject to availability, please check with the venue or call 0844 871 7633. Calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. Members can purchase up to 4 discounted tickets per performance and up to 4 discounted drinks at UK venues in the Ambassador Theatre Group. Offers are subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions or offers. Additional booking fees may apply on selected music, comedy and named act events and on tickets to non ATG and TAG international venues. ATG reserve the right to withdraw benefits or related offers and without notice. ATG Theatre Card price is valid until 31.12.2016. For full terms and conditions please visit ATGTickets.com


WINTER SPRING

2016/17

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*Fees apply. Calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.

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