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Welcome to a brand new season The Hawth’s programme has a truly international flavour this season, showcasing theatre from France, comedy from Australia and dance from Argentina, Africa and beyond! Crawley International Mela gets things off to a great start in August, with a three-day music and dance extravaganza featuring acts from around the world. Come and sample the music, the craft stalls and even take part in one of the workshops – it’s all free! If you want to help The Hawth and the environment, you can now choose to receive email updates or view the brochure online at

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AUTUMN season 3

Highlights at The Hawth


The new Classical Concert Series gets

new show from Jimmy Carr and The Naked

05-26 Live entertainment

underway in October, mixing thrilling new

Truth, a funny and poignant story of real

26-27 film

debuts with the return of some old friends.

women and real lives.


visual arts

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra have

Black History Month returns in October,


other events

three special concerts planned, celebrating

following its huge success last year. In

30-35 coming soon

the world’s greatest composers, Elgar,

honour of the World Cup, this year’s theme


community arts

is South Africa and with events taking place


crawley library

Comedy fans have plenty to laugh about,

all over town, there’s lots of opportunities to

38-39 booking and access

courtesy of Busting Out, the hit musical

get involved!


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Tchaikovsky and Beethoven.

from down under, Laughter Therapy – the

Don’t miss... Kettle Of Fish 7 August

Busting Out! 28 September

Tango Pasión 29 September

Jimmy Carr 12 October









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Combine your theatre visit with a meal, or meet up with friends over coffee at The Hawth’s ArtsCafé. With its warm and inviting atmosphere and friendly service, the ArtsCafé offers a wide selection of fresh salads and light bites, home made cakes and pastries. If you fancy something a bit more substantial choose from freshly filled breads and jackets, Mediterranean dishes, burgers and grills. We also have daily chef’s specials and a children’s menu. ArtsCafé is open Monday - Friday from 11am for breakfast, coffee, tea, soft drinks and cakes and then from 12pm - 2pm for our full lunch menu. The ArtsCafé and bar are also open evenings and weekends prior to all shows. Pre-show meals can be purchased up to two hours prior to most performances until 30 minutes before a show. Tables can be reserved by phoning 01293 438150.

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Fri 30 July – Sun 1 August From 12noon • Hawth Grounds

Crawley International Mela It’s back and better than ever, with more free family fun and a North African theme. Expect music and dance from all over the world, including performances by Yiri Baa, Firetones, Bombay Baja, The Khan Brothers and bellydancer Melissa Pina. All this plus a community stage, a bazaar selling arts, crafts, fashion and food from around the world, free film screenings, workshops for the whole family and more.

Friends of The Hawth Save money on shows throughout the year, find out about productions before anyone else, enjoy exclusive social events and trips and receive the quarterly Hawth Talk magazine. Annual membership is just £10 for individuals (over60/ES40: £7), £15 for a couple (£10 over 60) and £20 for a family of four. Call the Box Office or visit the website to start saving money today!

Admission: Free


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Mon 2 - Fri 6 August

Thur 5 August

Sat 7 & Sun 8 August

Sat 7 August

10am – 4pm • Studio

8pm • Theatre

From 10am • Hawth Grounds

7.30pm • Theatre

Circuswurx Summer School

One Night Of Queen

Crawley Circus Festival

Kettle Of Fish

‘The friendliest convention’ returns! A fabulous weekend for jugglers and circus enthusiasts with workshops, games and shows. This year’s theme is Monster Madness, so all wacky costumes welcomed! The weekend ticket includes all activities and shows at a great price!

Part of the Crawley Circus Festival. Brave, bizarre and funny, this unique show has a party atmosphere.

A chance for 8 to 16 year olds to learn juggling, stiltwalking, unicycling and balloon-modelling and perform in a fabulous show for friends and family on Friday afternoon. Please bring comfortable clothes, a packed lunch and prepare to be amazing! A Crawley Community Arts event

Tickets: £85 (ES40: £65)


Celebrating 10 successful years, One Night of Queen continues to rock sell out audiences worldwide, from the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park to extensive tours of the USA. A stunning live concert featuring all the Queen classics.

‘Fantastic!’ Sir Terry Wogan

Tickets £19.50 (discounts: £17.50)


Circus Cabaret

Trick cyclists, acrobatics and outstanding juggling combined with the comic mastery of The Other Half.

For more information visit or the facebook group, Crawley Circus Festival.

Tickets: Day: £8 (6 - 12 years: £6) Weekend: £21 (6 - 12 years: £17) includes Kettle Of Fish. Special advance weekend price: £18 before 1 August

Tickets: £11.50 (discounts: £9)


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Mon 9 – Fri 13 August

Wed 11 August

10am – 4pm • Studio

7.30pm • Studio

Dance Summer School

Black History Month Talent Show

Learn the latest dance moves to the newest sounds and develop new dance skills. No previous experience necessary - just lots of enthusiasm! Please bring a packed lunch, plenty of drink, comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Suitable for 8 - 13 year olds.

The event is hosted by The Diego Garcian Society. For an application form and further information email or call 01293 518364.

Photo: Alice by Bertil Nilsson

A Crawley Community Arts event

Community acts compete for a chance to showcase their skills, with the winners performing at the main events of Crawley Black History Month. The theme this year is South Africa and entry is open to everyone, come along and show us what you can do!

Tickets: £85 (ES40: £65)


Tickets: £1.50


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Sat 21 August

Mon 23 - Thur 26 August

Sat 28 August

6pm • Goffs Park

10am - 12noon • Parkour Training Area, Bewbush Park

2pm & 7.30pm • Studio

Cambridge Touring Theatre

Parkour Summer School

Ariel Company Theatre

Robin Hood Suitable for children aged 3 plus A hilarious musical romp through the world of Robin Hood. Robin and his band of faithful followers attempt to defeat the ‘not very nice’ Sheriff of Nottingham. Mishaps abound as they wait for their chance to reclaim the throne for the rightful King of England. Other outdoor productions this summer include: Great Expectations (24 June), Romeo & Juliet (6 July) and Pride and Prejudice (20 July)

‘has families rolling around their picnic mats with laughter’ The Guardian

Tickets: £11 (discounts: £8.50) Family of four: £30 See any two of the outdoor shows in Crawley for £8 each or three or more for just £7 each


Junior Musicality 3

with Urban PlayGround An intensive four day workshop programme for experienced traceurs aged 12 years plus. All applicants will be invited to a free training session with UPG to demo their skills prior to being awarded a place on the course. Contact Liz Hart for more details. There is also an extensive parkour programme at the Parkour Training Area, Bewbush Park, Breezehurst Drive - from informal training sessions for all levels of experience to formal workshop programmes. Free 2 hour training sessions (ages 11 plus): June 26, July 10, August 22, 28 and September 4, 12 (Saturdays 10am and Sundays 11am).

Intensive Parkour Workshops (ages 11 plus): June 20, July 4, 17, 31. (Saturdays 10am and Sundays 11am). Entry: £3.

Ariel Young actors are proud to bring their latest show, drawing on recent musicals that have taken the West End and Broadway by storm.

UPG will also be hosting workshops at The Main Event on Southgate Playing Fields on Wed 4 August 11am - 4pm and at Adventure Playgrounds during August.

All that’s best from shows such as Wicked, Glee, Les Miserables and We Will Rock You and new takes on numbers from more established shows.

A Community Arts/Active Crawley Team event

With its vibrant cast, peppered with the youngsters from Ariel Drama Academy, this is a production not to miss if you like your show tunes with attitude, delivered by a local cast brimming with vitality and conviction.

Further details from Liz Hart (Community Arts Officer) on 01293 438156 / Lucy Adams (Active Crawley Officer Extreme Sport) on 01293 585350 /

Hire – An Ariel (amateur) production

More information - csRQAY

Tickets: £15

Tickets: £10 (discounts: £9)



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Fri 10 & Sat 11 September

Sat 11 September

Fri 7pm, Sat 2pm & 7pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Studio

Fi Steps

Life After Life

Mash Up Fi Steps are proud to be back with a 140 strong cast of versatile, vibrant, dynamic and talented young people performing an array of energetic song and dance numbers. A highly entertaining, lively and exciting show not to be missed. Hire - A Fi Steps (amateur) production

Two phenomenal international spiritual mediums - the amazing ‘psychic detective’ Keith Charles and special guest Ivan Lee. Keith Charles delivers detailed evidence of life after death with dignity, sincerity and warm humour. Known for his work with detectives throughout the world, Keith is joined by Ivan as they unravel the mystery of whether there is life after death. Clairvoyance is for entertainment purposes only. Hire – A LAD promotion

Tue 14 September 8.15pm • Spotlight Blues Night

Roy Book Binder A blues-singing, guitar-picking, songwriting raconteur! Since learning his craft from legendary blind street singer, Reverend Gary Davis back in the early 1960s, Roy has toured constantly running across quite a cast of characters including Pink Anderson (the ‘Pink’ in Pink Floyd), three peg-legged dancers and 90 year old blues singer ‘Diamond Teeth’ Mary (Bessie Smith’s half sister) whose stories he relates between songs. A guaranteed crowd pleaser! In association with Crawley Blues Club Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12.50). Sat 2pm: £12 (discounts: £9)


Tickets: £12.50

psychic medium

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11)


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Wed 15 September

Sun 19 September

8.15pm • Spotlight

11.45am – 3pm • Spotlight

Edwina Hayes

Hawth Jazz Lunch

Edwina Hayes is a singer/songwriter described by Nanci Griffith as ‘the sweetest voice in England’, who has supported Van Morrison, Nanci Griffith, Jools Holland, Loudon Wainwright III, Julie Fowlis, KT Tunstall, Ruby Turner and Lulu.

With Jo Fooks and Ted Beament In 2005 the legendary British trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton invited saxophonist Jo Fooks to join his band. Working with the fun-filled Humph was a huge influence on Jo, and this afternoon she plays a session with Humph’s wonderful pianist Ted Beament.

Edwina divides her time between the UK and Nashville where she is much loved as a songwriter and artist.

Enjoy the performance alongside a traditional roast with a choice of meats followed by a dessert of your choice. Fish and vegetarian options available. Please book in advance.

‘A very talented young lady’ Michael Parkinson

Thur 16 – Sat 18 September

Thur & Fri 7.30pm, Sat 1pm & 5pm • Theatre Act Too Group

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Multi-award winners Act Too bring to life the beloved ‘tale as old as time’ with a burst of theatrical magic. Seen by over 25 million people worldwide, this is one of the biggest musicals ever and is pure Disney fun, appealing to the whole family. Nominated for nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, this eye-popping show has wowed audiences worldwide. Now see it performed live by the company who brought you The Producers, We Will Rock You and The Witches of Eastwick. An unforgettable performance of Disney’s classic musical! The Saturday 1pm performance will be audio described. HIRE An Act Too (amateur) production

Tickets: £11.50

Tickets: Thur: £7. Fri & Sat: £14 (discounts: £12 except Sat 5pm)



Tickets: £17


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Wed 22 - Sat 25 September

Fri 24 September

Fri 24 September

7.30pm plus Sat 2.30pm • Theatre

7pm • Studio

7.30pm • Amphitheatre

Pied Piper Productions

Dreamcatcher Productions

Compagnie Animotion


Sound of Fame


With its Oscar-nominated hit score, the celebrated film musical now bursts explosively onto the stage.

Follow us down the red carpet for an experience less than ordinary.

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for his new high school but not the local laws which include a ban on dancing.

Meet the raw explosive talent within the community - different, unique, and diverse ranging from dance to beat box, with talent from all walks of life, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Hire – A Dreamcatcher (amateur) production

However, Ren can’t keep his dancing feet under wraps for long and soon the young folk of the town are plotting an all-singing, all-dancing prom!


Diaspora: a scattering [of seeds] Join Compagnie Animotion in a free open-air preview of their new show celebrating the grains of culture that have fallen to create a mixed and beautiful wild garden. A physical piece incorporating video, live music and movement inspired by themes of refuge, exile and diaspora. This free work-in-progress is the only 2010 UK performance by this acclaimed French company. Suitable for ages 14 plus Free post-show discussion available

As well as the show’s signature tune, you’ll recognise ’80s pop classics Holding Out For A Hero, Almost Paradise and Let’s Hear It For The Boy.

A Black History Month event

PPP has performed some lively shows at The Hawth in the past few years including The Full Monty and The Best Little Whorehouse and they’re certain this one will be just as much fun! The Saturday 2.30pm performance will be audio described. Hire - A PPP (amateur) production

Tickets: £15 (discounts: £13)

Tickets: £7.50



Tickets: Free, please book at Box Office


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Sat 25 September

Sun 26 September

Sun 26 September

11am & 2.30pm • Studio

3pm • Theatre

8.15pm • Studio

Compagnie Animotion

Virtuosi GUS Band

Trudy Kerr and Ingrid James

Portmanteau Suitable for children aged 6 - 12 years You are invited to a special private showing of a spectacular new film… unless the projector breaks down! Can our two ushers play all of the characters? Can you help us recreate the film of the century? And, will there be ice-cream in the interval? All these questions and more will be answered in a show which celebrates classic cinematic traditions (including popcorn!) and mixes original film with the unique experience of live theatre. All told with an innovative mix of mime, movement and sign language, making it accessible for everyone. Make Your Own Zoetrope workshop at 12.30pm. Workshop: £2.50 (£1.50 for ticket holders), accompanying parents free.

A delightful and varied afternoon of music from one of the most famous names in the brass band world. The 2010 Midlands Champions will compete at the Royal Albert Hall at the National Finals less than two weeks later, so expect them to be on top form! The Hawth’s brass season also includes Black Dyke Band (24 October), British Army Brass Band (28 November), Rothwell Temperance Band (16 January), City of London Military Band (13 February) and Fodens Band (27 March). See two bands in the season for £9.50 each, three for £9.25 each, four for £9 each or all five for £8.75.

Two jazz vocalists with an exceptional balance of interpretation and musicianship deliver an eclectic selection of jazz, Latin and folk songs by composers such as Chick Corea, Bob Dorough, Baden Powell and Carole King. With a fresh approach they bring new life to songs as a duet whilst leaving room for each other to shine. Trudy and Ingrid are backed by Tom Cawley (piano), longtime Jamie Cullum and Georgie Fame sideman Geoff Gascoyne (bass) and Seb de Krom (drums).

Tickets: £6.50. Family of four: £24

Tickets: £11.50 (discounts: £9.75)


brass band

Tickets: £13.50 (discounts: £11.50)


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Busting Out! The Hit Musical Comedy direct from The Edinburgh Festival. In the UK for the very first time, don’t miss the sell out show that has women cheering on their feet and men gasping with amazement. Join sassy songstress Emma Powell and charismatic comedian Bev Killick and see why over quarter of a million people Down Under were blown away with their originality, audacity and truly jaw-aching humour. Join our bosom buddies for an evening that’s part musical, part stand up, part theatre and part cabaret, and you’ll be busting to tell your friends about the feel-good show of the year!

‘The audience loved every minute of it.’ Dominion Post

Tickets: £18.50


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Wed 29 September 8pm • Theatre

Tango Pasión Two decades after the Broadway success of Tango Argentino, the creators have reignited the passion of tango with a brand-new live spectacle, combining virtuosity with a sensuality which has taken the international stage by storm. Experience the energy, zest and fervor of pure Argentinean tango, music and song in this magnificent, captivating performance presented by 12 of Buenos Aires’ finest dancers. Choreographed by Hector Zaraspe - former tutor to Rudolf Nureyev and Dame Margot Fonteyn - and accompanied by the sounds of the live seven-piece orchestra, Tango Pasión Sexteto.

‘The most culturally open-minded troupe in Britain’ Independent on Sunday Thur 30 September 7.45pm • Studio

‘sex on long, long legs... magic from start to finish’

Tara presents

The Times

Directed by Mukul Ahmed

People’s Romeo Bangladeshi theatre breathes new life into the greatest love story ever told, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Weaving together Shakespeare’s verse and Bengali poetry, People’s Romeo is a dynamic cross-cultural performance made for our time. Five performers use Pala Gaan – a theatre style which combines music, dance and storytelling - to re-invent this classic of English theatre. TARA produces global theatre for local audiences. Positioned between East and West, TARA has pioneered cross-cultural theatre for over 3 decades.

Tickets: £22 (discounts: £21)

Tickets: £13.50 (discounts: £11.50). Schools: £8.50



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Fri 1 October

Sat 2 October

Sun 3 October

8.15pm • Studio

11am • Studio

7.30pm • Theatre

Barnstormers Comedy Club

Tam Tam Theatre

Jane McDonald

A new night for Barnstormers Comedy, and the perfect way to start the weekend. Each month our resident compere introduces another three top acts from the London comedy circuit. Barnstormers Comedy prides itself on finding the funniest, cleverest and maybe even silliest comedians out there. For latest news on the line-up, check Over 18s only please unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Tickets: £10 in advance (£27.50 for three successive shows). £12 on door. NUS £8.50


Sounds Like Suitable for children aged 5 - 11 years Tam Tam invite you on a journey of discovery into the world of sounds where you can help the sound collector create a sound symphony.

A magical evening of music and laughter, starring Britain’s best loved diva, international recording artist and television star Jane McDonald, together with her fabulous musicians and singers, in a sensational concert.

An exciting new work mixing soundscapes, spoken word, poetic imagery and narrative to create a playground of sound turning everyday objects into musical instruments From the acclaimed company which brought you Little Hippo’s Magic Pen and Circles In The Sand.

Tickets: £6.50. Family of four: £24


Tickets: £28.50


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Mon 4 October

Mon 4 October

8pm • Theatre

8.15pm • Studio

That’ll Be The Day 25th Anniversary Show

The Chloe Hall Trio

The hottest show in town and the UK’s most successful touring production returns with its brand new 25th Anniversary show. Trevor, Gary and the gang return with the show’s greatest hits, featuring the most popular feel-good comedy routines and music from the 1950’s, ’60s and ’70s. 25 years and still rocking! Don’t miss a birthday party that’ll have you on your feet and dancing before the night is over!

Australian Chloe Hall’s never-ending world tour finally hits the UK with the release of her groundbreaking new album, Outside. Chloe is an engaging, intriguing and charismatic performer, but it’s the simple, undeniable quality of her songs that leave the listener with such an overwhelming emotion. Chloe is joined by two of Australia’s finest musicians, bassist Chris Mildren and percussionist Teal Bain-Roben.

‘A young Nanci Griffith... heart-warming and magnificent!’ The South Bank Show

Tickets: £32.50, £28.50 (discounts: £30.50, £26.50). Child/Groups 10 or Tickets: £21 more: £27.50, £23.50

Tickets: £13.50 (discounts: £11.50)



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Fri 8 October

Sat 9 October

8.15pm • Studio

7.30pm • Studio

Richard Durrant

Hilser Flute and Harp Duo

The Guitar Whisperer There is no other guitar concert anywhere in the world quite like Richard’s Guitar Whisperer. Returning following his sell-out concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard performs Latin American solos, a new arrangement of Debussy’s Arabesque, Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells and Falla’s La Vide Breve.

JS Bach: Sonata in G minor Bernhard Hilse: Suite Camille Saint-Saens: Fantaisie Donizetti: Sonata Doppler: Casilda Fantasie

Flautist Rachel Smith makes a welcome return to The Hawth following her last sell out performance, joined by harpist Jean Kelly who regularly appears with the Locrian Ensemble.

‘Flawless and mesmerising’

The duo’s concert is the first in the 2010/11 Classical Music season (see page 30 for details).

A spellbinding musical journey with Son et Lumiere.

Acoustic Magazine

Fri 8 October 8pm • Theatre

Back For Good Recreating the magic of Take That - if you like the band you will love this! Directed and choreographed by Gary Lloyd, fresh from his success with the West End hit Thriller, this is a spectacular show with amazing dance routines, dazzling costumes, exciting special effects and live band. Featuring a feast of infectious feel-good favourites including Relight My Fire, Never Forget, Greatest Day, It Only Takes A Minute Girl, Everything Changes, Shine, Babe, Patience, Said It All, Love Ain’t Here Anymore, A Million Love Songs, Pray and Back For Good. Tickets: £22.50 (discounts: £20.50)

Tickets: £13.50 (discounts: £11.50)



Tickets: £13.50


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Sat 9 October

Sun 10 October

8pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

The Hollies


Recently inducted into the prestigious American Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame for their impact on popular music, The Hollies offer a two hour-plus live celebration of all things Hollies. With more hits than The Beatles (including classics He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, Just One Look and The Air That I Breathe) the guys are still a force to be reckoned with.

A dynamic and entertaining evening of dance that brings together some of the county’s most promising dancers. Jumpstart presents an outstanding programme of works featuring the West Sussex Youth Dance Company. Hire - A West Sussex Dance Platform event, supported by West Sussex Arts Partnership

‘Racy and understanding of the cut and thrust of political intrigue’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Mon 11 & Tue 12 October Mon 7.45pm, Tue 1pm & 7.45pm • Studio Love&Madness

Accidental Death Of An Anarchist Richard III Love&Madness return to The Hawth with Dario Fo’s sharp and hilarious satire on corruption (Monday) and Shakespeare’s tale of a brilliant, scheming hunchback who murders and seduces his way to the throne (Tuesday).

Tickets: £25

Tickets: £6 (discounts: £4)



Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11). Schools: £8. See both shows for £20


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Mon 11 October

Tue 12 October

Wed 13 October

Wed 13 October

8pm • Theatre

8pm • Theatre

8pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Studio

Jon Anderson & Rick Wakeman of Yes

Jimmy Carr

Think Floyd

Island Life

The Anderson/ Wakeman Project 360

Laughter Therapy

The definitive Pink Floyd experience, renowned for their stunning celebration of the band’s music. The group faithfully recreate the music, atmosphere and visuals of one of the world’s most legendary rock phenomena.

An Evening of Diego Garcian Culture

Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman (the key members of the classic line-up of legendary rock band Yes) join forces for a one-off, short UK tour. A full evening’s show featuring classic Yes and exclusive first performances of newly jointly composed Anderson/ Wakeman songs written especially for this tour, intertwined with hilarious anecdotes from the two legendary ambassadors of rock!

If you have a sick sense of humour maybe laughter is the best medicine. Not to be taken if you have a sensitive disposition. Recommended dose: one new show to be taken annually (I said annually). Suitable for ages 16 plus

The band’s new show features classic Pink Floyd from Barrett, through Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here to The Division Bell.

Share this celebration of the culture and tradition of Diego Garcia and the Chagos Islands. All are welcome to an uplifting evening of song and fabulous Sega dancing. A Crawley Community Arts/Diego Garcian Society event Part of a series of events celebrating the history, heritage and culture of the Diego Garcian and Chagos Islanders. Supported by the National Lottery through Heritage Lottery Fund

Tickets: £32.50

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Tickets: £17.50


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Thur 14 October

‘The choreography is astounding’ Afridiziak Theatre News

1.30pm & 5.30pm • Studio Théâtre Sans Frontières

La Pelota Mágica An enchanting tale from Argentina, performed in simple Spanish, for 6 - 10 year olds, their families and friends.

and el Cóndor, the most noble bird of the Andes, can Luis rescue Natalia in time?

Brother and sister, Luis and Natalia, are playing in the foothills of the Andes. They see a beautiful, shimmering ball and chase after it. However, the ball belongs to the coldeyed witch of the mountains who uses magic to trap Natalia! Seeking help from the wise old man Atahualpa,

The whole family will adore this spellbinding adventure. Easy to follow for even non-Spanish speakers, this delightful tale is brought to life in true TSF style using puppets, actors and vibrant live music.

Photo: ©Irven Lewis

(The Magic Ball)

Thur 14 October 7.30pm • Theatre Tavaziva Dance

Wild Dog Following the company’s success with Heart of Darkness, Tavaziva Dance’s high-octane dancers return with their highly acclaimed new show. Wild Dog captures the beauty and elegance of one of Africa’s most endangered species, whilst delving deep into the unknown and articulation of the beast. Join the dramatic dancers as their bodies pulsate and vibrate against the mindblowing soundtrack cut and arranged by award-winning Zimbabwean-born choreographer and composer Bawren Tavaziva.

‘Fantastic experience for children – brilliant inclusion of puppets, songs, scenery and live action’ Teacher, Amble Links Schoo. Tickets: £6.50. Family of four: £24. Schools: £6


Tavaziva’s latest work combines his trademark fusion of African sensibility, music and dance moves within a Western contemporary theatre context. A Black History Month event

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11). Schools: £8


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Fri 15 October

Sat 16 October

Image from a previous production

8.15pm • Studio

11am, 12noon, 2pm & 3pm • Studio

Preston Reed

Little Angel Theatre

Preston Reed is a New York visionary credited with reinventing the acoustic guitar. He fuses chord-based grooves, soaring melodic runs and polyrhythmic percussion with his breathtaking two-handed style.

Handa’s Surprise Suitable for children aged 2 - 5 years Adapted from the book by Eileen Browne Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village. Handa is taking 7 delicious fruits as a surprise – but 7 different animals have 7 very different ideas… could you resist the sweet-smelling guava? How about a ripe red mango or a tangy purple passion fruit?

The power and depth of Reed’s songwriting is as unique as his execution, as blues, rock, funk and jazz meet, embrace, interlock and attack to create a sonic brew quite unlike anything you’ve heard before.

‘Spectacular…the best one-man show this reviewer has seen since Bruce Springsteen…’ Irish Independent

‘Better than marriage guidance’ Yorkshire Post Fri 15 & Sat 16 October

An all-star cast includes Maureen Nolan and Claire King (Emmerdale and Bad Girls).

8pm • Theatre

The Naked Truth

Five very different women struggle hilariously to conquer pole dancing for a fund-raising event in aid of a breast cancer charity.

It’s A Women Thing Real Women, Real Lives Tailor-made for women, the hit comedy from Dave Simpson, writer of the smash-hit Girls Night Out. Now in its fourth fantastic tour, the show has had people on their feet all over the UK. Set in a pole dancing class (the latest get-fit craze), The Naked Truth is a brilliantly funny play about sisterhood.

Tickets: £13.50 (discounts: £11.50)


A blend of physical performance, puppetry, live music and song combine to create an intimate, magical production with audience participation. Running time 30 minutes A Black History Month event

As their stories unfold and unravel, they share laughter and tears in this hilarious and ultimately moving play.

Tickets: £18.50 (discounts: £16.50)

‘vibrant performers.. singing and stomping in Swahili rhythms’ Time Out Tickets: £5.50. Family of four: £20



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Sat 16 October

Wed 20 – Sat 23 October

Tue 19 October

7.30pm • Studio

Evenings 7.30pm and Sat 2.30pm • Theatre

7.45pm • Studio

COS Musical Theatre

The Day The Waters Came

Mike Christie One Night Only Redhill-born singer Mike shot to fame as a member of G4 who sang a memorable version of Bohemian Rhapsody on The X Factor and sold 1.5 million albums. Mike returns to The Hawth for an exciting one-off show full of surprises. A celebration of well-known songs from musicals, pop tunes and some of his own songs. Rumour has it he will be joined by some special guests, accepting audience song requests, singing a song to one lucky audience member and giving away some pressies! Hire – A MC promotion

My Fair Lady COS Musical Theatre are thrilled to be bringing Eliza Doolittle and Professor Higgins to The Hawth. A musical gem with wonderful music, great songs and the magical story of an unrefined Cockney flower girl transformed into a lady. Musical numbers such as Get Me To the Church, I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face, I Could Have Danced All Night are a few of the highlights in a truly enjoyable musical for all the family. The Saturday 2.30pm performance will be BSL interpreted and audio described. Hire – A Crawley Operatic Society (amateur) event

Theatre Centre

by Lisa Evans It’s summer 2005. Maya Marsalis takes you by the hand, sometimes the throat, and leads you through her landscape the day Hurricane Katrina came, the levees broke, the world watched and the US Government did nothing. Go with her, as she shows you how her world and that of thousands of black American citizens changed for ever, the day the waters came. Suitable for ages 13 plus Free post-show discussion available on prior request by schools. Free education pack and online resources available. A Black History Month event

Tickets: £15 (discounts: £13)


Tickets: Wed to Thur: £14 (discounts: £13). Fri and Sat 7.30pm: £14. Sat 2.30pm: £14 (discounts: £12). Child: Wed, Thur, Sat 2.30pm: £10


Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11). Schools: £8


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Wed 20 October

Thur 21 & Fri 22 October

7pm - 10pm • Studio

7.45pm • Studio

Blue Bird Club

MetaMorpho Theatre Company

The ever-popular club for people with learning disabilities and their friends. With great DJs and resident band The Coasters. Special guest band Beat Express.

A new show and a new company from Toby Wilsher, co-founder of Trestle Theatre.

Special Supper Menu from 5.15pm 6.15pm

Devil In The Detail In a run-down part of town, a devious landlady and her ambitious daughter make ends meet by renting out a small apartment. Not satisfied with a single rent, they manage to let the flat to two men who never meet, as one works days and one works nights.

Book a meal and a ticket to Blue Bird Club for £8.50 if booked in advance (£9 on the night) – Clubbers menu includes burgers, pizzas, jacket potatoes and ice cream.

But both men have secrets hidden in the room, secrets that emerge with ghastly consequences when one of the men returns home early with a bad hangover.

A Community Arts/Outreach3Way event supporting the Stay Up Late campaign.

Imagine the Coen brothers directing a Chaucerian fable in the style of a pantomime and you’ll get some idea of the strange, tumultuous and ribald nature of this production, from Europe’s leading writer and director of mask theatre.

Loosely based on John Maddison Morton’s Victorian one-act play Box and Cox, this is a manic black comedy about greed and deceit.

Tickets: £3. Carers Free


Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11). Schools: £8


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Sun 24 October

Wed 27 October

7.45pm • Studio

3pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

Sadhana Dance

Black Dyke Band

Sally Morgan

The Shiver

One of the most famous brass bands in the world with 150 years of rich musical history, present an afternoon of superb brass music.

Psychic Sally On The Road

Black Dyke is both the most recorded and the most successful contest band in the world having won 11 European Championships, 29 British Open and 22 National Championships of Great Britain.

Sally has used her gift over the years to help many people, most notably famous for her work with the late Princess Diana. Her reputation has been built from her close relationship with many high profile celebrities.

The season also includes Virtuosi GUS Band (26 September), British Army Brass Band (28 November), Rothwell Temperance Band (16 January), City of London Military Band (13 February) and Fodens Band (27 March).

Sally now brings her amazing abilities to the stage in a unique theatrical experience, which is both hugely entertaining and enlightening.

See two bands in the season for £9.50 each, three for £9.25 each, four for £9 each or all five for £8.75.

Sat 23 October

Dance and the spoken word combine in an exploration of the scientific and emotional reasons behind the physiological response of shivering. A unique collaboration between choreographer Subathra Subramaniam, whose work takes a contemporary approach to the rich vocabulary of Bharata Natyam dance, and award-winning writer and poet Lemn Sissay. The work is the result of a shared experience of the Arctic through the Cape Farewell project, one of the most significant sustained cultural responses to climate change.

Fresh from her new Living TV series, Britain’s best loved celebrity psychic returns as part of her national tour.

Hire - A Derek Block promotion

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11)

Tickets: £11.50 (discounts: £9.75)



Tickets: £20

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Wed 27 October

Fri 29 October

8.15pm • Studio

8.15pm • Studio

Malam Mamane Barka

Southern Tenant Folk Union

Malam Mamane Barka is a master of the traditional Niger instrument, the Biram. Played by the nomad Boudouma fishing tribe, the instrument, a five stringed harp is considered a holy instrument protected by the spirits of the lake and the desert.

This groundbreaking band create a sound blending modern folk and its not too distant relations, bluegrass and traditional Scottish folk.

‘music that is easy to love’ The Word

Malam plays tribal songs and original compositions with ‘Bori’ Omar playing three kinds of drum including the douma, a spiritual drum used for the secret rhythms of the Haussa trance dance. Hypnotic, mesmerizing songs of ancestors, spirits, animals, the beauty of the lake and desert and the bravery of warriors in a unique evening. A Black History Month event

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11)

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11)

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Sat 30 October

Sat 30 October

11am • Studio

7.30pm • Theatre

State of Emergency

Crawley Community Arts

The Jingle Dress Suitable for children aged 3 - 5 years

Black History Month Celebration

A new and exciting dance narrative show celebrating ‘being who you are’ and ‘finding your own special path’.

The annual lively and colourful celebration of black history and culture.

Rayleen is a insecure young Native American Indian girl whose role model is Maria Tallchief, the only nonwhite ballet dancer in the New York City Ballet in the 1950s. The magical power of a jingle dress helps her find her own voice and a new confidence.

To celebrate the World Cup, this year’s event will have a special focus on South African culture.

The audience are encouraged to interact with the story through percussion, song, dance and film.

Featuring a wealth of local talent, an evening of uplifting song and dance culminates with a performance by Baraka whose exciting dance rhythms, soaring melodies and funky grooves combines West African highlife, South African township and calypso, soca and reggae from the Caribbean. Joining the celebrations will be Dr Zola Skweyiya, High Commissioner for the Republic of South Africa.

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Tue 27 July 8pm • Theatre

Four Lions 2009 101 mins (15) Starring Riz Ahmed, Kayvan Novak, Arsher Ali Written by Peep Show team Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong and directed by cult satirist Chris Morris (Brass Eye, Nathan Barley), Four Lions is a thrilling comedy about modern jihadism in the UK. This tongue-in-cheek farce tells the story of four incompetent Islamic suicide bombers and their plot to carry out an attack on London.

Tickets: £6.50. Family of four: £24


Tickets: £6.50 (discounts £4.50). Family of four: £16


All tickets: £6 (discounts: £5.50)

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Wed 28 July

Mon 2 August

Tue 3 August

Wed 4 August

8pm • Theatre

8pm • Theatre

8pm • Theatre

8pm • Theatre

Sex and The City 2

Letters To Juliet

Good Hair

Robin Hood

2010 114 mins (15)

2010 105 mins (PG)

2010 95 mins (PG)

2010 140mins (12A)

Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon

Starring Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave

Starring Chris Rock, Eve, Ice-T, Maya Angelou

Starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett

Following 2008’s big-screen outing, New York’s most fabulous four girlfriends are back! We pick up Carrie’s rollercoaster fairytale two years into her marriage, and yes, you guessed it, there is trouble brewing!

When Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) travels to Verona - the setting of Romeo and Juliet - she meets a group of volunteers who respond to letters written to Juliet seeking romantic advice. Sophie finds and answers a letter that has been lost for 50 years, and is stunned when its author Claire (Vanessa Redgrave) arrives in Italy to find the fiancé she left decades before. Fascinated by Claire’s quest, Sophie joins them on an adventure to find Claire’s long lost Lorenzo.

American comedian Chris Rock’s documentary explores AfricanAmerican hair culture, mixing humour with serious research.

Oscar-winner Russell Crowe and director Ridley Scott reunite for a brand new film depicting the birth of the Robin Hood legend.

A Black History Month event

In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown.

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Mon 19 - Fri 30 July

Mon 19 - Fri 30 July

Sun 1 - Sun 15 August

Lower Foyer

Upper Foyer

Ali McNab

Oriel High School

Crawley Museum Society

Ali’s oil paintings include narrative and figurative paintings and portraits inspired by people and life’s journey.

An exhibition celebrating the work of the last 18 months – photographs and original artwork produced by Oriel students and partner schools - Three Bridges Junior, Maidenbower Junior, Pound Hill Junior and Milton Mount Primary.

Three Bridges and Worth before Crawley New Town Crawley Museum Society presents a photographic exhibition of Old Worth and Three Bridges as part of the Road To Crawley project. The exhibition will be staffed daily between 12.30 and 2.30pm if you’d like to come along and share your memories.

Mon 13 – Fri 24 September

Mon 27 September – Sat 9 October

Crawley Camera Club

Chinese Brush Painters’ Society South East

The annual exhibition of Crawley Camera Club member’s work produced by members of all ages and experience.

The Society aims to promote the art of Chinese brush painting. Members enjoy classes, workshops, exhibitions and newsletters. For further details contact 01323 645152

Tue 12 – Thur 21 October

Exiled Photographs and personal recollections depicting the experiences of the Diego Garcian and Chagos islanders. A Community Arts/Diego Garcian Society event, part of the Road To Crawley oral history project supported by the National Lottery through Heritage Lottery Fund

Mon 30 August – Sat 11 September

Steve McDonald Steve’s passion for photography has taken him all over the world to capture the essence of locations and, he hopes excite and inspire a shared enthusiasm for the natural beauty of the world we live in. A range of original art and signed prints from selected African artists will also be on show.

Sun 24 October – Sat 6 November

Crawley Art Society The annual exhibition by members of the Society. Formed in 1957, the Society promotes and encourages the practice of and interest in the visual arts - the only qualification for membership is enthusiasm!

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Sun 12 September 10am – 6pm • Studio, Spotlight, Foyers

Psychic, Crafts and Holistic Show 70 plus stalls including local therapists, healers, health and fitness services. Also crafts, gifts, charities, spiritual and crystal products, plus UK’s top psychics and readers. The show offers two workshops, free talks and free mediumship demonstrations. One of the largest and best shows in the south. Admission: £5 (discounts: £4). Accompanied children free Full details, show brochure, free membership site and door admission offers at Hire - A Freedom Festivals promotion

Bloom Boom A trail of metre-high fibre glass flowers painted by Crawley students will form a town centre trail for children in the summer holidays. Students from six secondary schools have painted 40 flowers in a campaign organised by Crawley Borough Council, Crawley Town Centre Partnership and Ginger Moo gallery in County Mall. Twenty will be on display in shops in the town centre for the summer holidays while the other 20 will be seen on the route taken by the Britain in Bloom judges in August. They will then be moved to parks and open spaces across Crawley. Look out for more information in the next Crawley Live, out on July 28, or visit

Mon 20 & Tue 21 September

Sun 26 September

Ragroof Theatre

Whispering Woods

Gloves On A site-specific theatre performance investigating the intricacies of courage, honour, ritual and spectatorship. The show explores boxing and its place in the British psyche, conveying the emotional, physical and psychological challenge of a boxer’s experience. Stories of boxers collide in the ring to a pumping soundtrack with live rapping, against a backdrop of urban art. The visceral atmosphere progresses from arcane funfair to the contemporary; pounding break-beats fill the space as the fighters enter the ring to the raucous delight of the crowd. The battle commences. Which side will you take?

6.30pm • Tilgate Park

A unique evening - be serenaded by singers from throughout West Sussex on a walk through Tilgate woods at twilight. An international collaboration between choral directors from the London Bulgarian Choir, West Sussex Music Service, Bellacapella and Voices From The Coalshed, the 40 minute programme includes the premiere of new works from award-winning composers Kyril Todorov and Lynne Plowman as well as work by local composers Patrick Allen and Emily Barden. Suitable for all ages. Tickets: Free from Box Office

Tickets, venue and further information from The Hawth Box Office.

Part of the West Sussex Ahead of the Game programme leading up to the London 2012 celebrations.

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Fri 12 November

Fri 21 January

Fri 18 February

Sun 20 March

7.30pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Studio

7.30pm • Theatre

3pm • Theatre

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

John Lenehan From Gershwin to Glass

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Red Priest

The Great Composers

The internationally renowned Red Priest perform a swashbuckling programme including Vivaldi’s Tempesta di Mare Concerto, a Pirate Suite by Couperin, the ‘Albinoni’ Adagio and works by Bach, Tartini and Handel, all performed with swashbuckling virtuosity.

The Great Composers Elgar Serenade for Strings Cello Concerto ‘Enigma’ Variations Conductor: Oliver Gooch Cello: Tim Gill A quintessentially English concert devoted to the music of Edward Elgar opens the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Great Composers series.

Pianist John Lenehan performs music made famous from the movies alongside clips from films including Shall We Dance?, The Hours, The Count and The Piano. Composers include Gershwin, Fats Waller, Satie, Scott Joplin and Michael Nyman.

Tchaikovsky Marche Slave Piano Concerto No.1 Symphony No.5 Conductor: Nicolae Moldoveanu Piano: Natasha Paremski Pre-concert talk by Terry Barfoot: Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5

Pirates of the Baroque

Crawley Classical Seas Pre-concert talk by Gwyn Parry-Jones: Elgar, Enigma Variations

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Sun 3 April

Sun 1 May

Sun 22 May

Sat 11 June

7.30pm • Studio

3pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Studio

Young-Choon Park

Sir Willard White Paul Robeson Re-Explored

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Piano Recital The acclaimed pianist performs sonatas by Mozart and Scarlatti, Liszt’s Venezia e Napoli and Chopin’s Third Sonata.

The legendary baritone Willard White is joined by a group of outstanding musicians incorporating the renowned Pavao Quartet. Together they pay tribute to the great Paul Robeson, along with a selection of other music, including numbers from Porgy and Bess, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jerome Kern and Duke Ellington.

The Great Composers

Viola: Jonathan Barritt


Cellos: Sebastian Comberti, Josephine Horder

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Conductor: Dmitry Yablonsky Piano: Warren Mailley-Smith Fidelio Overture Piano Concerto No.5, ‘Emperor’ Symphony No.5 Pre-concert talk by Dave Billinge: Beethoven, Symphony No. 5

Violins: Paul Barritt, Rachel Isserlis

Brahms String Quintet in F minor Op 34 (arranged Sebastian Brown) Schubert String Quintet in C D956

Subscribe! Subscribe to all three Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concerts and save £10, ensure the best seats, enjoy free pre-concert talks and save money on tickets for all the other concerts in the season. Subscription Bookings: 6 July (Hawth Friends 29 June). Individual concert bookings: 20 July. Please Note: Hilser Flute and Harp Duo (9 October) also feature in the season, please see page 17 for details


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Thur 4 November

Wed 10 November

8pm • Theatre

7.45pm • Studio

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s West End and Broadway hit

StopGAP Dance Company presents


Tell Me On A Sunday

A double-bill by two internationally renowned male choreographers.

Starring Claire Sweeney A rare opportunity to see the definitive version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic musical. Featuring the chart-topping song Take That Look Off Your Face, the musical is now remodelled for Claire Sweeney for 2010 with an exclusive new song, I Still Believe in Love.

Photo: Steve Ullathorne

Tell Me On A Sunday charts the romantic misadventures of a young English girl in New York. Brimming with optimism, she seeks success and love, but as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches she begins to wonder whether she’s been looking for love in all the wrong places.

Thomas Noone’s Within uses forceful dance and frenzied human contact to create a journey into an imaginary fiery female world. Lord of the Rings musical choreographer Rob Tannion takes us on a journey to Asia, influenced by samurai ethics of honour. StopGAP is a contemporary dance company made up of five professional dancers with and without disabilities.

Wed 10 November 4.30pm • Theatre Scamp Theatre & Watford Palace Theatre

Stick Man - Live on Stage! Suitable for children aged 4 plus

Photo: Hugo Glendinning

From the book by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. ‘Stick Man lives in the family tree With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three...’ But the world is a dangerous place for Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him. A swan builds a nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Will he ever get back to the family tree? Touching, funny and utterly original, this brand new show is a surefire hit. Tickets: £25 (discounts: £22.50)


Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11). Schools: £8

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Thur 11 November

Sun 14 November

8pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

Who’s Bad

Essence of Ireland

The Ultimate Michael Jackson Show

Capturing the true spirit of the Emerald Isle, a breathtaking show of brilliant choreography, superb musicianship and dazzling costumes.

Direct from the USA Who’s Bad, the ultimate Michael Jackson tribute show is an infectious party production that takes audiences on a musical expedition spanning three decades of Michael Jackson’s music. From ABC to You Rock My World no song is forgotten in this electrifying revival of pop music’s Royal Highness. Featuring some of America’s top musicians, Who’s Bad comes complete with amazing dance routines, blaring horns and down-deep rhythms.

‘terrific: lively, energetic, never a dull moment and truly ingenious... magic’ Fay Weldon

Described by Irish World as ‘entirely unique’, this critically acclaimed show has taken theatres by storm, with audiences left enthralled and spellbound by the high energy and outstanding dance routines that give the show the true essence of Ireland.

‘If you liked Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, and Spirit of the Dance, you will love this show, because it’s even better!’ Southampton Echo

Mon 15 November 8pm • Theatre Fay Weldon’s

Breakfast with Emma Based on Flaubert’s Madame Bovary A Time Out Critics Choice from the award-winning Rosemary Branch Theatre. Breakfast becomes far more complicated than it should when Emma Bovary lets the conversation unravel to expose her hidden, debt-ridden, unfaithful past to a blissfully unaware husband. Fay Weldon imagines this new episode for the classic story of debt, passion and bourgeois ambition in 18th century rural France. Emma’s memories are magically conjured as passionate loves appear unexpectedly from cupboards and subtly observed breakfast room drama moves to laugh out loud nagging, bragging townsfolk and back to the central tragi-comic marriage.

Tickets: £24.50 (discounts: £23.50)


Tickets: £18.50


Tickets: £14.50 (discounts: £12.50). Schools: £8



Box Office 01293 553636

Thur 18 November

Fri 3 & Sat 4 December

Tue 15 – Sat 19 March

7.30pm • Theatre



Joe Pasquale

Christmas Dinner Party Night

Birmingham Stage Company

ESP = Extra Sensory Pasquale Yes ladies and gentlemen, Joe has been honing his psychic skills with the legendary Zen Master, The Emperor Wang (Kevin Bloss). It’s time for Joe to hit the road and open his third eye, where you the audience will take part in amazing experiments. That will answer age old questions, like, why do we only use 28% of our brain power while the other 31% lays dormant? Why do birds suddenly appear… every time you are near?

with Gordon Skeggs For more information please call 01293 438155

Philip Pullman’s

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter Philip Pullman’s brilliant and inspiring story about Lila, whose dreams of becoming a firework-maker are dashed when her father tells her it is no job for a girl. Setting out in secret for Mount Merapi in search of the elusive royal sulphur, Lila faces pirates and jungle perils before returning to save her imprisoned father with a firework display that must rival the best on earth!

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Fri 10 December – Sun 2 January

Mirror mirror on the wall what’s the fastest-selling panto of them all? As BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing judge, Craig Revel Horwood, hot-foots it to The Hawth, it is a must to book your tickets early to get the best seats this Christmas. Strictly Come Dancing’s Mr Nasty will be stepping into his high-heeled shoes as he takes to the stage in the role of one of pantomime’s ultimate villains, the Wicked Queen! Don’t miss this spectacular, fun-packed, pantomime which promises top class family entertainment and will have The Hawth’s hallmark of quality and outstanding value-for-money entertainment for all ages.

36 community arts AND workshops Crawley Community Arts team co-ordinate a diverse range of weekly workshops. For more details contact 01293 438152 or email

Crawley Community Arts Team is based at the Hawth and works to stimulate and encourage participation, performance and attendance in all art forms.



Theatre Company Course Monday

Age range




Southgate Community Centre


Adult Drama

7.30pm to 9.30pm

Hot Taps

Tuesday 1.30pm to 4.30pm

All ages

Furnace Green Community Centre

£3.50 (£3.00)

Tap Dancing

12 Bar Music

Current projects include:

Tuesday 7.30pm to 9.30pm

All ages

Northgate Community Centre

£3.50 (£3.00)

Road To Crawley an oral history project in its second year

Footloose Dance Group Dance for learning disabled

Wednesday 5.15pm to 6.30pm


Manor Green Primary School


Parkour workshops at newly opened training area. Check out the website:

Spice of Life Singalong sessions

Thursday 2pm to 4pm


Northgate Community Centre


Drama Crawley Youth Theatre

Thursday 13+ 6pm to 7.30pm Thursday 15+ 7.45pm to 9.15pm

Dormans Youth Arts Centre Gossops Green


Drama Kids ‘n’ Co

Saturday 10am to 11am

5 to 7 years

Broadfield Community Centre



Saturday 11am to 12.30pm

8 to 13 years

Broadfield Community Centre


Friday 2pm to 4pm

All ages

Northgate Community Centre


Thursday 7.30pm to 9.30pm

16+ (accompanied children 8+ welcome)

Broadfield Community Centre


Pitchy Breath Theatre community based theatre company ViYC young people’s steering group Making A Mark (Bewbush) neighbourhood public art project

For more details on Community Arts and its projects contact Carolyn Murphy, Arts Development Officer on 01293 438152 or check out and


Line Dancing

Circus Skills Circuswurx

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Wed 21 July 7.30pm

Dorothy Koomson and Louise Candlish An evening with authors Dorothy Koomson (Goodnight Beautiful, My Best Friend’s Girl and Marshmallows for Breakfast) and Louise Candlish (Since I Don’t Have You). Both read extracts from their latest novels, discuss their lives, answer questions and sign books. Tickets: £3. Books available to buy on the evening from partners Waterstone’s, County Mall.

Wed 4 August 10am-4.30pm

Out of this World The Science Museum comes to Crawley! Book a place for one of the museum’s shows/workshops: Bubbles, Get a Grip and Feel the Force. Suitable for ages 5-8 and 7-11. Tickets: Free from library

Wed 11 – Mon 16 August

Sat 16 October

Summer Book Sale


Black History Month

Books, DVDs, music, large print and audio books.

Africa is home to 2000 languages, many of them are spoken in homes across Crawley. Each language is a door into a different world with its own state of mind, music, literature, rhymes, history, sayings and stories.

Tue 24 August 2 – 4pm

Space Junk Get creative, build your own space station, alien or cosmic invention. Bring along some boxes for junk modelling if you have any. No need to book, just join in.

Mon 6 September – Sat 16 October

Sat 9 October 10am - 3pm

Island Life The Big Draw

An interactive exhibition celebrating the uniqueness of the Weald Forest Region, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Join us for a day of free art workshops inspired by the Exiled exhibition on Diego Garcia and the Chagos islands. Guided by artist Sam Murray, explore the lost life of this tropical paradise, work with sand and coconuts to glue, paint and build your own interpretation of Island Life.

Sat 25 September

Creative fun for the whole family. All ages welcome. A free event, no need to book, just join in..

Weald Forest Ridge Exhibition

10.30am – 3.00pm

Learning in Libraries Learn a skill for work or leisure. Discover a hobby. Join the family-fun sessions. All ages welcome. If you have a skill, volunteer to share it with others in our ‘pass it on’ sessions. Contact: mandy.bright@westsussex.

A Big Draw and Black History Month event and part of the A Road To Crawley oral history project supported by the National Lottery through Heritage Lottery Fund

Fri 29 October 6 - 6.45pm

Spooky Stories Come dressed-up to scare the staff! Under 8s. Tickets: Free – book a place at the library enquiry desk.

Tickets or places are available through Crawley Library only

38 booking and access information Booking In Person The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6YZ Monday – Saturday from 10am – 8.15pm (open Sundays one hour prior to performance). By Phone 01293 553636 Online (£1.50 charge per transaction) By Post Please indicate performance date, time, price and discounts (if applicable). Please make cheques/postal orders payable to Crawley Borough Council. Please include your day and evening telephone number and a SAE envelope for the return of your tickets.

Methods of Payment Credit/Debit Cards Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club and Debit Cards all welcome. Tickets purchased over the phone are subject to a £2 transaction charge which includes postage of the tickets to the cardholder’s address. Tickets booked less than five working days before the performance should be collected from the Box Office. Please bring along the card used for the booking, a matching signature will be asked for. Reservations Reservations should be paid for within three working days, otherwise they may be released for sale. Reservations for group bookings is by arrangement. Discounts Although discounts apply in most cases, external promoters may on occasion exclude certain categories. Only one discount may be claimed per ticket Children under 16 years old Over 60 Students people over 16 years in full time education

Unemployed/ES40 holders or people in receipt of income support, working tax credit or housing benefit Groups of 10 or more Hawth Friends please show your cards or quote membership number when booking

Refund/Exchange of tickets The Box Office will issue credit vouchers for returned tickets as long as the tickets are returned at least one week before the performance. If the tickets are returned less than a week before or the performance is sold out we will have to ensure a buyer for the tickets before we can offer a credit. There will be a £1 charge for this service.

Gift Vouchers Hawth Theatre Gift Vouchers are available from the box office to any value with an attractive presentation card.

Friends Of The Hawth Become a friend and take advantage of priority booking facilities, special offers on most events, a quarterly magazine and special social events. Annual subscription: Individual: £10 (£7 over 60/ES40). Couples: £15 (£10 over 60/ES40). Family: £20. Now available online at

Free Mailing List/Email Alerts Keep in touch with what’s on at The Hawth by joining the mailing list at box office or via email alerts by clicking the link at

Access The Hawth is committed to make the theatre as accessible and enjoyable an experience for all our patrons. Disabled Access Parking spaces available. Level access. Spaces in front stalls for wheelchair users and companions (available for half price at all Hawth promotions). Adapted toilet facilities are also available. Interpreted, Described and Captioned Performances British Sign Language interpreted and Audio Described performances are advertised with the event in the brochure. Audio Description begins 10 minutes before the performance, please order headsets in advance. Tickets Half price tickets are available at all performances for the visually impaired. This brochure or sections of it can be translated into another language on request. We also offer translators for personal or telephone callers at the box office. Free Touch Tours Visually impaired customers and a partner are guided around the stage to feel the stage sets, props and possibly costumes an hour before the show (subject to producer’s permission). If you are interested, please ask when you book tickets. Talking Programme Service Crawley Audio Description Service offers background information on the production and performers prior to certain performances starting half an hour before the performance. Brochure Large print, Braille, audio tape/cd and emailed text versions of this brochure are available on request from the box office.

Parent and Baby Room Adjacent to the male toilets in lower foyer. Booster Seats The Hawth has a limited number of booster seats available. The seats should be reserved at the time of booking. A £5 refundable cash deposit and a form of identity will be asked for on collection.

How To Find Us Crawley is midway between London and Brighton and is easily accessible by motorway, air (Gatwick Airport is four miles away) and rail. By Road Crawley is minutes away from the M23 motorway which links to the M25. The Hawth is well signposted on all major routes into the town. There is free car and coach parking on site. Downloadable maps and links are available at By Rail Either Three Bridges or Crawley stations (both a 15 minute walk away). Both stations have taxi ranks. For further details of rail services, visit www. An evening bus service links both stations to The Hawth dropping passengers off immediately outside. By Bus Buses 4 and 5 stop at the large square roundabout just over the railway bridge from The Hawth. The buses serve Crawley and Three Bridges train stations, the town centre, Langley Green, County Oak and Pound Hill. For a full timetable information visit

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The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6YZ Box Office: 01293 553636 • Admin: 01293 552941 Fax: 01293 533362 (Mon-Fri) • Email: Website:

Large print, Braille, audio tape/cd and an emailed text versions of this brochure are available on request from the box office.

Are you looking to raise your company profile in the local area? Do you want a more inspiring setting for business meetings and conferences? Perhaps you want to entertain key clients, build relationships and reward employees – or maybe you’re just looking for a fresh way to promote your services? There’s lots of ways the Hawth can help

Corporate Entertaining

Give clients and potential customers the VIP treatment with a night out at The Hawth. Meet your guests for pre-show drinks in the ArtsCafé Bistro or private Tennyson suite and then sit down to a night of superb entertainment.


Do you want to connect with a specific audience? Sponsoring The Hawth’s entertainment programme

The Hawth is proud to have been awarded the prestigious Charter Mark, the Government’s national standard for excellence in customer service.

Brochure design by: Brightsky Design Tel: 01737 888144 Printed by: The Westdale Press Limited Tel: 029 2066 2600

Thanks to our sponsors

is an imaginative and cost effective way of marketing your business and services to a vast audience base. Current sponsorship options include individual shows, a themed series of events or a community arts project. To find out more contact Lyndsay Bowen 01293 438116 or

Hiring The Hawth

The Hawth is a unique, inspiring and affordable venue in which to stage your business event. Our versatile range of rooms and spaces ensures that whether you’re hosting a meeting, training day, conference or product launch – we can tailor a space to suit you. To find out more about hiring The Hawth contact: Jackie Draper 01293 438108 or Jackie.draper@ For weddings, parties and social events please contact: Wendy Fowler on 01293 438155 or


Calendar Autumn 2010 August


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Letters to Juliet (PG) Good Hair (PG) Robin Hood (12A) One Night Of Queen Kettle Of Fish

Life After Life Psychic, Crafts and Holistic Show F Crawley Camera Club Exhibition F Roy Book Binder S Edwina Hayes S Jo Fooks and Ted Beament S Sound of Fame Diaspora A Portmanteau Whispering Woods TP Trudy Kerr and Ingrid James Chinese Brush Painting Society Exhibition F People’s Romeo

1 2 4

Richard Durrant Hilser Flute and Harp Duo Accidental Death Of An Anarchist Richard III Exiled Exhibition F Island Life La Pelota Mágica Preston Reed Handa’s Surprise Mike Christie The Day The Waters Came Blue Bird Club Devil In The Detail The Shiver Crawley Art Society Exhibition F Malam Mamane Barka Southern Tenant Folk Union The Jingle Dress

Barnstormers Comedy Club Sounds Like The Chloe Hall Trio


11 12 13 - 24 14 15 19 24 24 25 26 26 27 - 9 Oct 30


30 July - 1 Crawley International Mela G 1 - 15 Crawley Museum Society Exhibition F 2 - 6 Circuswurx Summer School 7 & 8 Crawley Circus Festival G 9 Dance Summer School 11 Black History Month Talent Show 21 Robin Hood GP 23 – 26 Parkour Summer School PKTA 28 Junior Musicality 3 30 - 11 Sept Steve McDonald Exhibition F

August 2 3 4 5 7

Fi Steps Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Footloose Virtuosi GUS Band Busting Out! Tango Pasión

september 10 & 11 16 – 18 22 – 25 26 28 29

Jane McDonald That’ll Be The Day Back For Good The Hollies Jumpstart The Anderson/Wakeman Project 360 Jimmy Carr Think Floyd Tavaziva Dance The Naked Truth My Fair Lady Black Dyke Band Sally Morgan Black History Month Celebration

October 3 4 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 & 16 20 – 23 24 27 30 8 9 11 12 12 - 21 13 14 15 16 16 19 20 21 & 22 23 24 - 6 Nov 27 29 30

A - amphitheatre, F – Foyer, G - GRounds, M - Marquee, mg - memorial gardens, PKTA - Parkour training area bewbush, S - Spotlight, TP - TILGATE PARK

The Hawth  

Autumn Brochure 2010

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