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Welcome to a brand new season The Hawth welcomes you to a new season of top class performances to keep you warm as winter approaches! With the stalls seating in the theatre having been replaced over the summer we’ll be an even more comfortable place to spend an evening watching the best in theatre, dance, comedy, musicals and more. If you’re under 26, make sure you pick up one of our new Out:Smart cards to claim discounts on a whole range of shows!

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This season we have a wonderful selection of family theatre to introduce young people to

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performance including our spectacular annual pantomime adventure Peter Pan and a bonus

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festive treat in The Night Before Christmas, an intimate performance for younger children

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in the Studio. We are also pleased to welcome back one of the most popular family shows of

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recent years, Birmingham Stage Company’s The Jungle Book.

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You can also look forward to West End sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats with Grease and Yes, Prime Minister also heading to Crawley in the next few months.

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Don’t miss... Dreamboats and Petticoats 7 – 12 November

Claudia Aurora 12 November

Peter Pan 9 – 31 December

The Night Before Christmas 27 – 31 December

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The Hawth ArtsCafé

Celebrate at The Hawth

Combine your theatre visit with a meal, or meet up with friends over coffee at The Hawth’s ArtsCafé.

The Hawth is the perfect place to host any celebration!

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 jacket potatoes, Mediterranean dishes, burgers and grills. We also have daily chef’s specials and a children’s menu.

Set in over 40 acres of picturesque woodland, The Hawth’s flexible layout lends itself to a variety of functions and is regularly hired for private events including wedding receptions, anniversaries, birthdays and business celebrations.

ArtsCafé is open Monday – Friday from 11am for breakfast, coffee, tea 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.

Our dedicated catering team have over 20 years experience and will work closely with you to ensure we create the perfect menu to complement your event.

Tables can be reserved by phoning 01293 438150.

Please call 01293 438155 for more details or to arrange a visit or mail catering@hawth.co.uk

Free wi-fi is now available throughout the building.

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.

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 contact: Jackie Draper 01293 438108 | Jackie.draper@crawley.gov.uk


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Celebrating cultures from all over the world Going Global continues to showcase talents from all corners of the world. This season sees artists from Africa, Iran, Korea, Puerto Rica and the United States as well as artists from throughout Europe. Going Global is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Don’t forget book for three or more Going Global shows and you can save 20% on your tickets.

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Hawth Friends – Save £££s! 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!

Access Performances

Performances which will be Audio Described: Dreamboats and Petticoats Sat 12 November 2.30pm

Forthcoming performances which will be BSL interpreted include: Dreamboats and Petticoats Sat 12 November 2.30pm (Signer: Donna Ruane) The Jungle Book Fri 25 November 6pm (Signer: Emma Isted) Peter Pan Sat 17 December 2.30pm & 7.30pm (Ann McAllister)

The Jungle Book Sat 26 November 2.30pm Peter Pan Sat 17 December 2.30pm & 7.30pm This brochure is available in large print, Braille, audio tape/cd and emailed text versions on request from the box office. For further details including discounted ticket prices please contact the box office on 01293 553636.


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Wed 28 September

Thur 3 November

8.15pm • Studio

7.45pm • Studio

Spiers & Boden

You Need Me presents

Death Song

Described by The Guardian as ‘the finest instrumental duo on the traditional scene’ and twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 folk award for Best Duo, Spiers and Boden have made the genre of spontaneous, punky English folk very much their own. At the 2010 BBC Folk Awards, Jon Boden was named Folk Singer of the Year.

Juan lives alone with his 15 year old daughter, in a trailer park outside Vegas. He works hard to build a life for them both; cleaning casinos by night and washing cars by day. But beneath the surface the claustrophobic relationships that will lead to tragedy are forming.

www.spiersandboden.com

With a haunting live original soundtrack on cello and guitar, and performed by a cast of Puerto Rican, Basque, Catalan and English actors, Death Song is the tense, electric story of a Mexican man on death row in Nevada during the 1980s, and the events leading to his arrest for murder.

‘an invigorating mix of contemporary and African styles’ The Guardian Tue 1 November 7.30pm • Theatre

Suitable for ages 12 plus

Tavaziva Dance

www.youneedme.org.uk

Double Take Immerse yourself in a celebration of culture, hardship, agony and joy performed by the UK’s most fantastically exuberant dancers. Choreographer and musician Bawren Tavaziva’s autobiographical double bill takes us from his traditional and religious existence in Africa to his relocation to the UK in pursuit of a dance career. The show features an inspirational soundtrack featuring live vocals from African vocalist Tsungai Tsikirai. www.tavazivadance.com

A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

Tickets: £14

Tickets: £15 (discounts: £12.50), schools/under 26s: £8

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A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12), schools/under 26s: £8.50

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‘A masterclass in poetic, visual storytelling... one of the must see shows of this year’s fringe’ The Stage

Fri 4 November

Sun 6 November

8.15pm • Studio

11am & 2pm • Studio

Barnstormers Comedy Club

tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal present

The perfect start to the weekend! Barnstormers’ resident compere introduces three of the funniest, cleverest and maybe even the silliest comedians on the London comedy circuit. For latest news on the line-up, check the website. Over 18s only please, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Hare and Tortoise Meet two competing friends in this fantastic new adaptation of Aesop’s fable; a story about racing, opposites, time and friendship. A much-loved story, brimming with ideas, live music, fun and a nail-biting, medal-winning ending! www.tutti-frutti.co.uk

www.barnstormerscomedy.com

‘A company worth watching’ The Observer

Tickets: £12 in advance, £14 on the door. NUS: £2 off. Groups of 10: 1 free ticket

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Tickets: £6.50. Family of four: £24

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Dreamboats and Petticoats Inspired by the three smash hit million selling albums, Dreamboats and Petticoats, the West End sell out sensation features some of the greatest hit songs of the rock ‘n’ roll era. With rave critical reviews and widespread audience acclaim, over a million people have been enchanted by an evening of pure hedonistic affection for a more innocent era, when love was young and so was rock ‘n’ roll. 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, Three Steps To Heaven, Little Town Flirt, Only Sixteen, Runaround Sue, Happy Birthday Sweet 16, Let It Be Me, Great Pretender, C’mon Everybody, Let’s Twist Again and many more hits from music’s golden era! Dreamboats and Petticoats - the songs will live forever! Pre-Show Offer: Special of the Day plus a dessert for £11.50. To reserve a table call 01293 438150.

‘I loved every moment’ Daily Telegraph

Tickets: Mon – Thur: £27, Fri & Sat: £28.50, Wed 2.30pm: £21, Sat 2.30pm: £26. Discounts, groups 10 or more: £3 off Mon – Thur eve

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Mon 7 November

Tue 8 & Wed 9 November

7.45pm • Studio

7.45pm • Studio

Mike Dowling

Creative Cow

Grammy-winning guitarist Mike Dowling draws inspiration from deep in the musical bag of American roots. Mike has captured the hearts of acoustic music fans throughout the world with his engaging voice, self-deprecating wit and elegant interpretations of old blues, swing, ragtime, and original compositions. www.mikedowling.com

‘one of the most relaxed and highly skilled acoustic guitar players of his generation’ Blues In Britain

Hard Times Creative Cow returns with a scintillating and wonderfully inventive adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel. This entertaining adaptation of the evocative saga is set in the north of England at the height of the Industrial Revolution. Four actors represent all the resilient residents of smoke-filled Coketown as well as taking on the roles of the visiting circus performers, stuffy business men, downtrodden workers, oppressed women and rural rascals, finally revealing that even in the gloomiest of social landscapes, honesty, loyalty and jolly good times are possible! Suitable for ages 10 plus www.creativecow.co.uk

Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12)

Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12), schools/under 26s: £8.50

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Sat 12 November 8.15pm • Studio

Claudia Aurora The haunting and spellbinding melodies of Portuguese fado have a powerful new voice. Claudia Aurora from Oporto, Portugal has built a reputation as a stunning live performer and her award-winning debut album Silencio last year wowed critics. Performing the traditional Portuguese folk-blues and dealing with the traditional fado themes of life, destiny, longing and despair, Claudia ‘enraptures with the spine-tingling emotion of her powerful, mournful fado torch songs’ St. George’s Bristol www.claudia-aurora.com

Fri 11 & Sat 12 November Fri 1.30pm & Sat 11.30am • Studio Springs Dance Company

The Selfish Giant Suitable for children aged 5 plus. Based on the much-loved tale by Oscar Wilde, The Selfish Giant is a captivating and inventive show of storytelling and dance. One day, a Giant returns home to find children playing in his beautiful garden. He builds a high wall all round it, and puts up a notice board saying ‘Trespassers Will Be Prosecuted’. His garden remains locked in a wintery chill until one morning as he wakes something is different… An exciting, big hearted, magical show combining theatre and movement performed by a storyteller and four dancers. A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

Tickets: £6.50. Family of four: £24 Saturday workshops 9.30am (5 – 7 year olds), 1.30pm (8 - 11 year olds) Tickets: £4 (£2 if booked at same time as performance)

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Tue 15 November

Thur 17 November

7.30pm • Theatre

8pm • Theatre

Shakin’ Stevens

Milton Jones Lion Whisperer

The 30th Anniversary Tour – Phase II Celebrating the anniversary of Stevens’ first UK hit, Shaky and his 10 strong band perform hits, rock and country blues – together with a few surprises – from across the years of this truly unique artist’s career. Join us! www.shakinstevens.com

Returning following his sell-out show earlier in the year, the weird bloke with the shirts from Mock the Week returns! Please note: this is the same show Milton performed on his last visit. www.miltonjones.com Meal Deal: Curry or pasta dish and a bottle of beer or glass of wine: £10.50.

Mon 14 November 8pm • Theatre Natasha Wood

Rolling with Laughter

‘Sultan of the surreal’

After sell-outs and critical acclaim everywhere from the Edinburgh Festival to Los Angeles and the West End, the witty, sassy and determined Natasha Wood brings her hilarious one-woman play to The Hawth.

The Guardian

Natasha has had it all - a quirky family, a fairytale marriage and dream jobs all over the world. Except that she’s lived her entire life from a wheelchair, having been born with a neuromuscular condition leaving her too weak to lift even a pint of beer. Her story is an empowering, humorous and unique take on life, lingerie and sex, with a little disability thrown in. Cry a little and laugh a lot on the ride of a lifetime! VIP tickets costing £50 include best seats, a goodie bag and a champagne and canape reception after the show with Natasha. Please note: VIP tickets not available online. All proceeds will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign www.muscular-dystrophy.org Hire - A MDC promotion Tickets: £20 (VIP: £50)

Tickets: £28.50

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Thur 17 – Sat 19 November

Sat 19 November

Mon 21 November

7.30pm • Studio

4pm & 7.30pm • Theatre

7.45pm • Studio

Pitchy Breath Theatre Two new one-act plays

Copthorne Scouts and Guides

Brass Jaw

Gang Show

143 Seconds Fourteen years ago the nation was gripped by the tale of baby Jade snatched from a shopping mall. Long after the media lost interest, she is returned to her natural parents. As she battles to return to the woman she knows as Mother, and as her siblings struggle to accept the sister thought dead, how long until the cracks begin to show?

Scratch 2 There is no script .... but we rehearse anyway. Pitchy Breath create another exciting new piece entirely from scratch.

Copthorne Scouts and Guides take to the stage for their bi-annual Gang Show with Copthorne Silver Band. Come along and enjoy a brilliant show of song, dance, sketches and original items. There is something for everyone in this fun and fascinating variety show. Box Office: 01342 712938 or download a booking form at www.gangshow. copthornescouts.co.uk Hire - A Copthorne Scouts and Guides event

Vibrant fourpiece Ryan Quigley (trumpet), Paul Towndrow (alto sax), Konrad Wiszniewski (tenor sax) and Allon Beauvoisin (baritone sax) bring a vibrant new sound to the world of jazz. Working without a traditional rhythm section, Brass Jaw creates a unique sound and its concerts are characterised by drive and charisma that strongly embrace the jazz tradition. Deep at the heart of Brass Jaw’s philosophy is the idea that music should be as engaging, entertaining and humorous as it is virtuosic, cerebral and progressive. www.brassjaw.co.uk

Tickets: £13.50 (child/over 60: £10). 4pm: £10 (child/over 60: £6.50), one free ticket for every 12 purchased

Tickets: £7.50 (discounts £6.50)

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Tue 22 – Sat 26 November

Tue 7pm, Wed & Thur 10.30am & 1.30pm, Fri 6pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7pm • Theatre

The Jungle Book Birmingham Stage Company presents Rudyard Kipling’s classic story about Mowgli, a young boy who is raised in the jungle by a family of wolves. When Shere Khan the tiger swears to kill the child, Baloo and Bagheera agree to take the boy to the man village for his safety. But the jungle holds dangers and surprises for them all – and Mowgli’s extraordinary adventure has just begun! If you’re looking for a magnificent experience for all the family, then don’t miss this acclaimed production of Kipling’s timeless story! See a trailer at www.birminghamstage.com Offer: Buy an adult meal from main menu and child’s meal is half price.

‘this exhilarating, rip-roaring show ticks all the boxes for families looking for an uplifting treat HHHH’ Time Out

Tickets: £14 (child: £11, Groups of 10 or more: £9), Family of four: £43

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Wed 23 November

Thur 24 November

7.45pm • Studio

8pm • Theatre

Blues Night

Ed Byrne – Crowd Pleaser

Chuck Farley Band Steve Simpson (guitar, vocals), Poli Palmer (vibes), Pete Stroud (bass) Sam Kelly (drums) present a night of r&b. The band has been around since 1980, coming together to play as a breather from their ‘other jobs’ accompanying some of the biggest musical names. Rhythm and blues mixed with hints of Little Feat, Ry Cooder and The Band, but The Chucks span a myriad of musical styles. www.chuckfarley.co.uk

The star of Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You is back with his new show. Exploring subjects and situations Ed finds frustratingly maddening, Crowd Pleaser is a hilarious insight into Ed’s life. Continuing his quest to turn into a grumpy old man, whether he is talking about his cat, cake, religion or potential fatherhood, Ed always delivers the laughs! www.edbyrne.com Meal Deal: Curry or pasta dish and a bottle of beer or glass of wine: £10.50 on the night

‘at the top of his game’ Sunday Telegraph

Fri 25 November 7pm • Studio Scene Productions and Company Gavin Robertson present

Vampirates The first ever stage version of Justin Somper’s incredibly popular series of books. The year is 2505. The oceans have risen. A new era of piracy is dawning. After twins Grace and Connor Tempest are evicted from their lighthouse home, a vicious storm leaves them fighting for their lives in the freezing sea. Rescued by a notorious pirate ship, Connor finds new friends and a new life – but does he really want to be a pirate? An engaging and mysterious adventure told by a cast of three, in a lyrical, physical style with a swashbuckling original soundtrack! Directed by Gavin Robertson of Thunderbirds F.A.B fame, Vampirates is funny and epic, atmospheric and engaging! Suitable for ages 9 plus

Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12)

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Sat 26 November

Sat 26 November

11am • Studio

7.45pm • Studio

Sadari Theatre and Moby Duck

Blackeyed Theatre, in association with South Hill Park Arts Centre and The Courtyard Centre for the Arts

Bong Soon A Windy Tale By Peter Wynne Willson with Ko Sun Duck Suitable for children aged 4 plus A thunderously naughty tale created by Korea’s best-known children’s company and the UK’s Moby Duck. One of Korea’s naughtiest and bestloved tales in a new English version that promises to be just as wild (but of course in impeccable taste)!

Oh What A Lovely War Joan Littlewood’s musical entertainment remains a modern theatre classic and a powerful reminder of the atrocities of a war that cost 20 million lives. Told through the songs and documents of the period, it’s a satirical attack on the military incompetence and disregard for human life the First World War represents and a chilling reminder of man’s inhumanity to man. At turns satirical, funny and deeply moving, the production combines live music, dance, songs and sketches to create a picture of life for those on the front line and those behind it. Suitable for ages 11 plus. www.blackeyedtheatre.co.uk

You can hear Bong Soon coming for miles – her toots and hoots, biffs, boffs, pumps and trumps wake small children, frighten goats and even blow pheasants out of trees. For three years she keeps things quiet but it all gets too much - she can’t hold it any longer! Storytelling, live music, puppetry and wild, exuberant Korean humour swirl together into a heady, exhilarating performance style - it’ll blow you away!

A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

Tickets: £6.50. Family of four: £24

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‘Magnificent... extraordinary... as haunting as it is harrowing The Stage Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12), schools/under 26s: £8.50

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Sun 27 November

Sun 27 November

3pm • Studio

7.30pm • Theatre

Steve Sykes Recital and Workshop

That’ll Be The Day

A solo recital from one of the finest tuba players on the British brass scene.

Prepare for a party as the UK’s most successful touring rock ‘n’ roll show returns with a new Christmas show.

There’s a workshop for brass players prior to the concert, contact a.m.wilson@qmul.ac.uk or see www. scaba.co.uk for details.

Brand New Christmas Show

Trevor, Gary and the gang celebrate the festive season by bringing on back the good times with a combination of their unique comedy routines and a non-stop line up of Christmas hits in a show with a real feel-good party atmosphere! www.thatllbetheday.com

Future concerts in the brass season include Black Dyke Band (19 February) and Grimethorpe Band (18 March).

Fri 2 & Sat 3 December 7.45pm • Theatre

Christmas Party Nights With Gordon Skeggs Roadshow Celebrate the festive season in style with great food and music, guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit! Perfect for large parties with friends or colleagues.

‘Great value for money… not to be missed!!’ Daily Mail

Tickets: £10.50 (discounts: £9.75)

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Tickets: £32.50

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Wed 7 December 7pm - 10pm • Theatre

Blue Bird Club 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. Special Supper Menu from 5.15pm 6.15pm

Hot Buffet Menu Starter: Tropical fruit cocktail with mango, melon and pineapple, marinated in Cointreau. Main Course: Turkey Tournedos (medallion of turkey, wrapped in bacon and chipolata and topped with a pork, apricot and cranberry stuffing) or Strips of beef in a rich red wine sauce with smoked bacon, button mushrooms and onions or Mushroom, chestnut and cranberry filo parcels (please pre-order).

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. An Arts Development/Outreach3Way event supporting the Stay Up Late campaign.

Fri 9 & Sat 10 December Fri 1.30pm, Sat 11am & 2pm • Studio Horse + Bamboo

Red Riding Hood

Dessert: A selection of gateaux and cheesecakes, fruit salad or hot Christmas pudding with brandy sauce, followed by coffee and mince pies.

Suitable for children aged 4 plus The story that everybody knows – or do they? Horse + Bamboo present a gorgeous re-telling of the classic girl-and-thewolf tale. Exquisite visuals blend with pantomime-style silliness and spooky moments to create an enchanting piece of theatre.

Tickets: £32.50 per person to include a reserved table, food, disco and Christmas novelties.

www.horseandbamboo.org

For booking information and form please visit www.hawth.co.uk or email wendy.fowler@crawley.gov.uk or call 01293 438155. Tickets £3. Carers Free. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Fri 9 – Sat 31 December

Peter Pan

The swashbuckling panto adventure Outstanding entertainment for all the family! Book your seats now for this year’s unmissable, spectacular family pantomime - the perfect treat for the festive season.

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Tickets

Fri 9

7.30pm FPS

9 – 16 December: £19 (£16.25 child/over 60)

Sat 10

2.30pm FPS

7.30pm PS

17 – 31 December: £22 (£17.75 child/over 60)

Sun 11

2.00pm

5.30pm

Mon 12

No performances

Tue 13

4.30pm FPS

7.30pm PS

Wed 14

10.30am FPS

7.30pm PS

Thur 15

4.30pm FPS

7.30pm PS

Fri 16

4.30pm FPS

7.30pm

Sat 17

2.30pm

7.30pm

Sun 18

2.00pm

5.30pm

Mon 19

No performances

P – Parties Parties (10 or more): £4 off

Tue 20

2.00pm

5.30pm

Wed 21

2.00pm

5.30pm

Thur 22

2.00pm

5.30pm

Fri 23

2.00pm

5.30pm

Sat 24

2.00pm

5.30pm

Sun 25

No performances

Mon 26

2.00pm

5.30pm

Tue 27

2.00pm

5.30pm

Wed 28

2.00pm

5.30pm

Thur 29

2.00pm

5.30pm

Fri 30

2.00pm

5.30pm

Sat 31

2.00pm

5.30pm

Parties (50 or more): £5 off S - Specials (schools, youth groups etc (10 or more) over 60s (groups or individuals): £12.75 F - Family (max 8 per booking minimum 4 (minimum of 1 child): £15.50 Tickets for patrons in wheelchairs and with sight disabilities, plus a companion are £9.75 each for performances 9 – 16 December and £11 for performances 17 – 31 December Hawth Friends: £16.50 on 9 - 14 December @ 7.30pm

Offer: Buy an adult meal from main menu and child’s meal is half price.


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Mon 12 – Wed 14 December 7.30pm • Studio

Maypoles To Mistletoe Martyn Wyndham Read, Sue Mills, Carolyn Robson, Mike Nicholson, Jim Farr, Dick Streeter, The Broadwood Men, Magog, The Rusper Mummers and The Maypole Band return to The Hawth to celebrate the seasons of the year in verse, music, drama, dance and song. Hire - A Maypoles to Mistletoe promotion

Fri 16 December 7.45pm • Studio

No Jacket Required Unplugged A special, chilled-out session and a chance to see the ultimate Phil Collins Tribute unplugged in the intimacy of the Studio. An acoustic evening of stripped down classic Phil Collins and Genesis songs as well as acoustic versions of favourite album tracks. www.nojacketrequired.co.uk

Sat 10 December 7.45pm • Studio

Tatcho Drom Exploring the musical heritage of Eastern Europe and the Balkans, Tatcho Drom create fresh arrangements and original compositions based on gypsy traditions, fused with elements of classical, world and jazz. Their rousing, powerful live performances are spectacular and musically exhilarating. www.tatchodrom.co.uk

‘the true soul of Gypsy music, full of colour and passion, an explosion of energy’ Vesti News A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12), schools/under 26s: £8.50

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Sat 17 December

Sat 17 December

from 7pm • Studio

from 7.45pm • Spotlight

Yalda Night Celebration with Simorgh

The Piano Restaurant A festive evening of food and music

Celebrate Yalda with an evening of tradition Persian folk music with Simorgh, belly dancing and Iran music from DJ 360 Light and Sound.

A four course waitress-served dinner accompanied by popular classics, show tunes and some festive favourites from pianist Hugh Ockenden.

Enjoy authentic Yalda nibbles including a variety of nuts, dried fruits, pomegranate and angelica powder, Salad Olivier and Ash-e-Reshteh (Persian noodle soup). Music from 8pm.

Menu A glass of mulled wine or orange juice on arrival

Iranians around the world celebrate Yalda, one of the most ancient Persian festival signifying the arrival of winter, the renewal of the sun and the victory of light over darkness.

To Start Choice of Consommé Celestine with shredded pancake & fresh herbs,

Simorgh feature musicians from well-known band Ajam. www.ajam.com

smoked salmon and prawn roulade or melon and grape cocktail with port

A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

Main Course Choice of traditional roast turkey and ham,

Chicken and wild mushroom terrine,

slow braised lamb shank in red wine sauce, fillet of salmon with hollandaise sauce or leek and potato blue cheese tart (all served with a medley of seasonal vegetables and potatoes) Desserts An assortment of cold desserts with fresh cream or hot Christmas pudding with brandy sauce followed by coffee and mini mince pies.

Tickets: £15 (discount: £10), children under 6: Free. Family of four: £45

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Tickets: £29.95 (if you book separately from friends, please let us know if you wish to sit together).

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22 live entertainment Tue 27 – Sat 31 December 27 Dec 3pm, 28 – 31 Dec 11am & 3pm • Studio Big Wooden Horse

The Night Before Christmas Suitable for children aged 3 - 7 years On the night before Christmas, Emily stares out of the window, hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for the morning, while in the corner a little mouse called Eddie can’t understand why only humans are allowed to celebrate and get presents. So he sets off in search of Father Christmas to find out for himself.

Box Office 01293 553636

Fri 6 January 7.30pm • Studio

Barnstormers Comedy Club The first comedy club of the new year - the perfect start to 2012! Barnstormers’ resident compere introduces three of the funniest, cleverest and maybe even the silliest comedians on the London circuit. For news on the line-up, check the website. Over 18s only please, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. www.barnstormerscomedy.com

Along the way he dodges the family cat, gets directions from a cowardly toy robot and is given some unexpected advice from the magical fairy on top of the tree. Will Eddie get an answer? Will Emily get her wish? And what is that funny-shaped present sitting under the tree? From the creators of the hit shows Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and The Way Back Home. www.bigwoodenhorse.com Offer: Buy an adult meal from main menu and child’s meal is half price. Sponsored by

Tickets: £7, Family of four: £25

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Tickets: £12 in advance, £14 on the door. NUS: £2 off. Groups of 10: 1 free ticket

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Thur 12, Fri 13 & Sun 15 January Thur & Fri 7pm, Sun 2pm & 6pm • Studio COS Musical Theatre

Cinderella A Fairy Godmothers Tale Hot on the heels of the sell-out success of their first pantomime, COS Musical Theatre return back with another classic. A lovely family show with all the fun and frolics of a pantomime, all the characters we love, but with a modern twist and performed by a talented local cast. Great fun to be had for all, oh yes there is…..

Sat 14 January

Sun 15 January

7.30pm • Studio

12noon – 2.30pm • Spotlight

Leos Cepicky and Michael Dussek Violin and Piano Mozart Sonata in B flat, KV 454

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Car? 1 What Car of the year 2011

Schumann Sonata in D minor Franck Sonata in A major Leos Cepicky and Michael Dussek have performed in many of the world’s major concert halls. Here they play three major masterworks of the violin and piano repertory by Mozart, Schumann and Franck.

Hire – A COS Musical Theatre (amateur) production ‘Part of The Hawth’s Classical Concert Series sponsored by

Crawley Audi

The Audi A1 sets new benchmarks in its class.

Jazz Lunch With Jo Fooks & Ted Beament Mellow saxophonist Jo Fooks and pianist Ted Beament both had the pleasure of playing together in Humphrey Lyttelton’s band. This afternoon they perform together again, as you enjoy a traditional roast with a choice of meats followed by a dessert of your choice. Fish and vegetarian options available. Advance booking essential.

The A1 contains innovative new technologies, like a high-resolution 6.5-inch MMI display, giving access to optional features like HDD-based Satellite Navigation and a spacious 20GB hard drive jukebox to store your music. You can also customise various elements – from the roof contrast line to the air vent sleeves, to give your A1 precisely the look and feel you want. Call now to book a 24 hour test drive of the Audi A1 at Crawley Audi.* Crawley Audi Maidenbower Business Park Junction 10a off M23 Crawley West Sussex RH10 7ZJ Tel 0845 127 6065 www.crawley.audi.co.uk

Tickets: £10 (child: £7.50). Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children): £32

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Tickets: £14 (classical season subscribers: £11.50)

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Tickets: £17.50

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Tue 17 January

Fri 20 January

Mon 23 January

Tue 24 January

7.30pm • Studio

8.15pm • Studio

7.30pm • Studio

7.45pm • Studio

Loraine Rees

Marysia

Kids ‘n’ Co & Splash

Clairvoyant and medium Loraine Rees with an evening of ‘love and frivolity with the spirits’.

Brighton-based Marysia Band have been playing together since 2009. Originally formed to play for their Polish friends, over the years their accessible exciting music has attracted a wider audience.

Paul Jones & Dave Kelly

No one knows who will be waiting to give messages to their loved ones through Loraine and her medium Ramos. Many people are astounded at the accuracy of Loraine’s readings, why not find out for yourself? www.lorainereesmedium.com Hire – A NTH promotion

Playing modern Polish music, traditional classics and their own compositions, with influences from Polish, Balkan folk and klezmer, the band return to The Hawth following a successful set at the International Mela. Support to be announced.

Whose Treasure is it Anyway? A lively show set on a tropical island where a thrill-seeking chief constructs a foolproof plan to attract treasure seekers from the city to the island! When real treasure is found a grand battle ensues, but who will triumph over the powers of the mystic mermaids?

A spell-binding evening of intense country blues, passionately performed as the two vocalists with The Blues Band take things down a level, simplify the music a little and bring their own personal approaches to dynamic, rootsy and exhilarating country blues. www.gtamusic.co.uk

Crawley Art Development’s two youth drama groups promise a fun night of theatre.

A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

Tickets: £17

clairvoyant

Tickets: £12 (discounts: £8)

world music

Tickets: £6

Tickets: £16 (discounts: £14)

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Wed 25 January

Thur 26 – Sat 28 January

7.30pm• Theatre

Thur & Fri 10.30am & 1.30pm, Sat 11am & 2pm • Studio

Guitar Anthems Celebrating some of the greatest guitar-based songs ever written - from Clapton to Queen, Pink Floyd to Dire Straits and many more. A night of monster hits guaranteed to have you singing along and reaching for your air guitar!

Great Gran’s Great Games Suitable for children aged 4 plus Following the massive successes of Laura’s Star and The Big Enormous Present, Pied Piper return with awardwinning Mike Kenny’s new play to celebrate London 2012. Frankly, Ollie can’t see the point of his Great Gran; and now it’s even worse. She fell and hurt her hip and had to come to stay. Ollie has had to give up his room. And what can she do? She can’t run, jump, skate, anything. She can hardly stand.

‘An absolute treat - don’t miss it!’ Magic FM

However she can do something he can’t. She can swim. In fact, she can do it rather well. There was a time she did it at the Olympic Games in London. No! Not those Olympic Games. The other ones in 1948... when the athletes had to bring their own towels! Education resource packs and family activity packs available from www.hawth.co.uk www.piedpipertheatre Part of Crawley in Motion, celebrating the build up to the London 2012 Games www.crawley.gov.uk/inmotion

Tickets: £16

Tickets: £7, Family of four: £25, Schools: £6.

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Sun 20 November 11am – 3pm • Studio

Sun 4 December & Sun 29 January

FILM

visual arts

Sat 14 January

Tue 8 – Thur 17 November

8pm • Theatre

10am – 6pm • Studio, Spotlight, Foyers

Little District

Christmas Bazaar and Homing Show

Soul Mind Body Experience

The annual seasonal bazaar with lots of ideas for presents; calendars, cards and gift items for sale as well as cats needing loving homes.

One of the largest and best shows in the south with free mediumship demonstrations, including many free talks throughout the day. With over 65 stalls including UK’s top psychics and readers, local therapists, healers, health and fitness stalls, artist, crafts, gifts, charities, spiritual, crystal products and four development workshops.

Director Callum Johnston’s muchanticipated sequel to his film RH11, screened at The Hawth in 2010. This time Callum promises a lot more.

Crawley, Reigate and District Cats Protection

Admission: Free or a tin of cat food. Hire - A Cats Protection event

Full details, show brochure and door admission offers www.freedomfestivals.co.uk

The RH11 estate waits in anticipation on the sentence for the two men who kidnapped and murdered Tommy King who find themselves looking at a 15 year stretch. Amongst twists and turns Jess’s (Hannah Charlton) life begins to spiral out of control. With no support around her she begins to blame herself for Tommy’s death… Suitable for ages 16 and over.

Further details: Andy 01903 751106. Hire - A Freedom Festivals promotion Admission: £5 (discounts: £4). Accompanied children free.

Tickets: £8.50

Thomas Bennett Community College An exciting exhibition of artwork by the College’s talented A-Level Art and Photography students.


Admission Free. Exhibitions held in The Hawth Foyer and can be viewed from Monday to Saturday from 9am – 8.15pm. Book online www.hawth.co.uk

Mon 21 November – Sat 3 December

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Mon 5 – Fri 16 December

Sun 18 – 31 December

Tue 17 – Thur 26 January

Thread and Shutter

African Mystique and Steve McDonald

Sally Hewitt and Gill Bustamante

Thomas Bennett Community College

A celebration of the creativity of three friends, Lynn Collison, Brian Baker and Jo Hollamby including hand and machine embroidery, quilts, needlefelting and the photographs that inspired them. Pop along and meet the artists on Sat 26 November between 10am and 4pm

Steve is currently the Insight Guides Travel Photographer of the Year having won their annual competition last year. Steve travels the world making images that capture the location’s essence. The exhibition will also feature a range of artwork, prints and sculptures from Southern Africa.

Sally’s vibrant contemporary abstract art in mixed media and Gill’s paintings and prints of ‘equine supermodels’ share an exhibition.

An exciting exhibition of artwork by the College’s talented students ranging from A-Level Art and Photography to GCSE Art and Lower School.

Amateur and professional artists of all ages are invited to submit works inspired anything from organised events to a kickabout in the park. Photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, computer-aided design, collage or montage are all welcome.

For competition guidelines, more information or an application form email hazel.ellis@crawley.gov.uk or call 01293 438110.

www.african-mystique.co.uk

Art In Motion An open art competition celebrating sport and physical activity in Crawley, with winners’ work contributing to a new permanent art exhibition at K2. Works can depict anything sporting which took place in Crawley in the year before the submission date of Tue 27 September.


28 cRAWLEY arts development Crawley Arts Development team is based at The Hawth and works to stimulate and encourage participation, performance and attendance in all art forms.

Crawley Arts Development team co-ordinate a diverse range of weekly workshops. For more details contact 01293 438152 or email community.arts@crawley.gov.uk

Current projects include: The Tree visual arts heritage project Crawley’s Got Talent Pitchy Breath project-based theatre Forward Motion community dance showcase

Workshop

Age range

Location

Price

Going Global cultural diversity arts programme

Theatre Company Course Monday Adult Drama 7.30pm – 9.30pm

18+

Southgate Community Centre

£5

Road To Crawley social history project

Hot Taps Tap Dancing

Tuesday 2pm – 4.30pm

All ages

Furnace Green Community Centre

£3.50 (£3)

12 Bar Music

Tuesday 7.30pm – 10pm

All ages

Northgate Community Centre

£3.50 (£3)

Footloose Dance Group Wednesday Dance for learning disabled 5.15pm – 6.30pm

8+

Manor Green Primary School

£3

Spice of Life Singalong sessions

Thursday 2pm – 4pm

60+

Northgate Community Centre

£3.50

Drama Crawley Youth Theatre

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

Dormans Youth Arts Centre Gossops Green

£3.50

Circus Skills Circuswurx

Thursday 7.30pm – 9.30pm

16+ (accompanied children 8+ welcome)

Broadfield Community Centre

£3.50

Line Dancing

Friday 2pm – 4pm

All ages

Northgate Community Centre

£3.50

Drama Kids ‘n’ Co

Saturday 10am – 11am

5 to 7 years

Broadfield Community Centre

£4

Drama Splash

Saturday 8 to 13 years 11am – 12.30pm

Broadfield Community Centre

£4

For more details on Arts Development and its projects contact Carolyn Murphy, Arts Development Officer on 01293 438152 or check out www.crawley.gov.uk and www.hawth.co.uk

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Peter Pan Storytime Special Come and meet the pantomime stars at our special Peter Pan storytime. Dates to be confirmed, please call the Library on 01293 895130 for details

Sat 14 January 10:30am – 3pm

Mon 24 October

Sat 10 December

6.30pm

11am – 12noon

Meet Becca Fitzpatrick

Christmas with Weald Choir

Something for the twilight hour... A chance to find out first hand about Becca’s bestselling Hush Hush books, ask questions and get a signed copy of the latest book Silence. Tickets: Free, but book in advance at the library

November

Crime Writers Panel

To celebrate the authors nominated for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award, Peter James, SJ Bolton and LC Tyler take part in a crime panel and sign copies of their latest books. Dates to be confirmed, please call the Library on 01293 895130 for details

Get into the Christmas spirit as Weald Choir celebrates the season in song.

Sat 10 and 17 December 2pm – 2.30pm

Christmas Baby Rhyme for the Dads Escape from the shopping for half an hour of songs and action rhymes. No need to book, just come along and join in the Christmas fun.

Sat 17 December 9.45am – 10.30am

Christmas Storytime Stories and crafts with a Christmas theme. We’ve sent an invitation to the North Pole so we’re hoping for an extra special visitor!

New Year New You Join us for a Healthy Living Fair and get those New Year’s resolutions of to a good start.


30 coming soon Mon 27 – Wed 29 February 7.30pm • Theatre

Moscow City Ballet Giselle (Monday) The Nutcracker (Tuesday) Swan Lake (Wednesday) Brimming with some of Moscow’s best young dancers, outstanding principals, stunning soloists and a sublime corps de ballet, underpinned by the dynamic vitality of a live orchestra, MCB make a welcome return to Crawley.

‘beautiful production ... I was truly mesmerized. The costumes were the best I have seen on stage… breathtaking’ (Swan Lake) Public Reviews

Tickets: £32.50 (discounts: £30.50), child/groups: £27.50. Pre-Christmas Saver Offer: Book 2 ballets and receive £5 off, book all 3 and save £8.25

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Sun 26 February

Thur 8 March

Fri 9 March

Mon 12 March

3pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

8pm • Theatre

Gordon Campbell Big Band

The Hamsters

Back For Good

The Bootleg Beatles

25th Year and Farewell Tour

Following their 2011 smash hit tour the boys are back, recreating the magic of Take That live just for you!

Re-live the sights and sounds of ‘60s as the world’s premier Beatles tribute band return with a spectacular two hour show featuring all the classic hits, film footage of the period and brass and string ensemble. The show traces the history of the Fab Four from Liverpool’s Cavern Club to the Apple rooftop.

Tribute to Tommy Dorsey Enjoy the best of Tommy Dorsey’s music played by the top big band players in the UK, led by the BBC Big Band’s Gordon Campbell. All your Dorsey favourites performed by one of the country’s leading trombone players and lead-trombone in the ever-popular BBC Big Band. Guest presenter is Sheila Tracy and the orchestra is joined by vocalists Eleanor Keenan from the Syd Lawrence Orchestra and ‘the best big band, swing and jazz singer of his generation’ Jeff Hooper.

With special guest John Otway Retiring after 25 years together and here for one final show in Crawley: the guitar, bass and drums trio have long been established as one of our premier live attractions. Although primarily playing their own brand of rock, blues and Americana, they’re also widely regarded as the UK’s leading interpreters of the music of Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top.

With their amazing dance routines, numerous costume changes and sensational live performances, you will be singing and dancing within minutes and left with little doubt that you are watching ‘the greatest boy band of all time’.

Very special guest is rock music’s greatest failure and national treasure John Otway with Richard Holgarth.

Featuring all the hits - The Flood, SOS, Hold Up A Light, Rule The World, Greatest Day, Relight My Fire, Never Forget, and Shine to the heartwarming Patience, Pray, Said It All and A Million Love Songs.

Tickets: £17.50 (£19 on door)

Tickest: £22.50 (discounts: £20.50)

www.bootlegbeatles.com

‘Mind boggling accuracy’ The Mail on Sunday

Pre-Show Offer: Two course carvery available from 12.30pm for just £11.50, bookable in advance at the Box Office.

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11.50)

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Tue 20 – Thur 22 March Tue 8pm, Wed & Thur 5pm & 8pm • Theatre

Chinese State Circus A spectacular new show Yin Yang From the land of legends and warrior Shaolin monks comes the incredible new Chinese State Circus acrobatic spectacular. The Chinese State Circus is the embodiment of a traditional art form which can trace its history back over 2000 years. Breathtaking, exhilarating circus combining precision acrobatics, martial arts and dazzling circus skills.

‘the most exhilarating circus it has been my privilege to see’ Evening Standard

Tickets: £25 (discounts: £22, children £20), groups: buy 10 get 1 free. Family Ticket: £70

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DIRECT FROM THE WEST END “THE No.1 GREATEST MUSICAL!!!” ‘100 GREATEST MUSICALS’- CHANNEL 4

Mon 26 – Sat 31 March Theatre

Grease The No.1 Greatest Musical, Grease is back at The Hawth for just one week only! Dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time as ‘bad boy’ Danny and ‘the girl next door’ 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-loo-bop, A-wop-bam-boom!’

‘It’s electrifying - go, go, go!’ Neil Sean, Sky News

Tickets: To be confirmed

www.greasethemusical.co.uk

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‘Jim Hacker & Sir Humphrey are back! As sharp and blissfully funny as ever’ HHHHH’ Daily Telegraph

Mon 2 – Sat 7 April 8pm Plus Wed & Sat 2.30pm • Theatre Direct from the West End

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

Tickets: Mon – Thur 8pm: £26.50, Fri & Sat 8pm: £29.50, Wed & Sat 2.30pm: £23.50 Discounts: Mon – Thur 8pm: £3 off

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‘a dazzling Onegin HHHHH’ The Guardian

Fri 20 & Sat 21 April 7.30pm • Theatre

English Touring Opera English Touring Opera returns to The Hawth with two of the most popular operas in the repertoire, both sung in English translations.

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (Saturday)

Rossini: The Barber of Seville (Friday)

With its heartfelt arias and ensembles, its splendid choruses and ballroom scenes, and Tchaikovsky’s gift for melody, rich orchestration and drama, Eugene Onegin is a night at the opera for romantics of all ages.

A revival of ETO’s 2007 production which received critical acclaim and popular ovations around the UK.

Effervescent, high-spirited, vocally brilliant, a work of comic genius: Rossini’s masterpiece is a favourite with audiences around the world. ETO’s new production promises to be one of the highlights of the artistic calendar in 2012.

Free pre-performance talks on the operas at 6.30pm in the Elgar Room (limited capacity, please book in advance).

Tickets: To be confirmed

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Sat 5 May

Wed 13 & Thur 14 June

To be confirmed • Theatre

10am, 1pm, 4pm • Theatre

The Chuckle Brothers Pirates of the Currybean in Stranger Times Ahoy there landlubbers! A vast behind and prepare to splice the main brace as the boys go on a full blown swashbuckling sea adventure! Paul and Barry visit a theme park and brave one of the daring water rides. They find themselves magically transported into a world of pirates and sunken treasure. A spectacular pirate adventure full of magic, mystery and mayhem!

Fri 4 May 7.30pm • Theatre Beverley Callard in

Hormonal Housewives Following its last sell-out tour Hormonal Housewives is heading to Crawley!

Ahoy there me hearties! Peppa Pig and her friends are going on a treasure hunt and need your help!

Join the Housewives as they battle against weight gain, weight loss, mood swings, wine, PMS, men, the gym, waxing, stretch marks, men, chocolate, upper-lip hair, chocolate, men, chocolate ... and all the other joys of being a 21st Century girl!

Peppa, George and Danny Dog are up to fun and games on a day out on Grandad Dog’s boat. Following the incredible sell-out success of Peppa Pig’s Party, Peppa is back with a brand new show featuring true to life puppets, perfect singalong songs and a new story that will charm and delight all her fans.

Did we mention men and chocolate? Grab your friends and head down to The Hawth for a night of fun and frolics!

Tickets: £20 (Parties 6 or more: 15% off)

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Wed 13 June

Tue 16 October 2012

7.30pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

Sing-a-long-a Abba

Joan Armatrading

A tribute to ABBA

Special guest Chris Wood (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of The Year 2011).

The concert event Abba fans have been waiting for… the Swedish supergroup’s greatest hits performed live with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in!

A fantastic mix of old favourites including Love and Affection, Willow, Drop The Pilot and Me, Myself I, and brand new songs to fall in love with. Also appearing will be a local singer/songwriter – for your chance to perform with Joan send an mp3 of one original song and one cover on guitar or piano, to localtalent.ja_2012@yahoo.com (deadline 31 December 2011).

With live singers on stage, a party bag for everyone, fancy dress, Dancing Queen competition, the big screen with lyrics and of course some of the best music you’ll ever hear, it’s the perfect night out for all! Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended! www.singalonga.net

Tickets: £18.50 (discounts: £17.50), groups: 1 free ticket in every 20 booked

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38 booking and access information Booking

Over 60 People aged 60 or over

Free Mailing List/Email Alerts

In Person The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6YZ

Students people over 16 years in full time education

Monday – Saturday from 10am – 8.15pm (6pm if no show). Open Sundays one hour prior to performance.

Unemployed people in receipt of job seeker’s allowance, income support, working tax credit or housing benefit. Confirmation of eligibility may be asked for.

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 www.hawth.co.uk

By Phone 01293 553636 Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm

Groups of 10 or more

Online www.hawth.co.uk £2 charge per transaction £1 booking fee per ticket from 1st January

Hawth Friends please show your cards or quote membership number when booking

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.

Family of four should include at least one child

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 £2.50 transaction charge (£1 booking fee per ticket from 1st January) 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, promoters may on occasion exclude certain categories. Only one discount may be claimed per ticket Children under 16 years old Under 26 People under 26 years old

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 per ticket charge for this service.

Gift Vouchers Hawth Theatre Gift Vouchers are available from the box office and online 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. Available online at www.hawth.co.uk

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 www.hawth.co.uk 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.thetrainline.com. 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 www.metrobus.co.uk


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

Business Opportunities at The Hawth 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

Sponsorship

Sponsoring The Hawth’s entertainment programme is an imaginative and cost effective way of marketing your business and services to a vast audience or a very specific one. Current sponsorship options include individual shows, a themed series of events or arts development project. To find out more contact Steve Crane on 01293 438112 steve.crane@crawley.gov.uk

Thanks to our sponsors


THeatre

NOV >

1

7 - 12

12

15

Natasha Wood

Shakin’ Stevens

DEC >

2 & 3

9 – 31

JAN>

14

STUDIO

Calendar Winter 2011-12

NOV >

Tavaziva Dance

Christmas Party Nights

3

Death Song

Dreamboats and Petticoats

Peter Pan

Little District

17

19

Milton Jones

Gang Show

22 – 26

24

Ed Byrne

27

The Jungle Book

8&9

11 & 12

12

That’ll Be The Day

25

Guitar Anthems

(film)

4

6

Barnstormers Comedy Club

7

Hare and Tortoise

Mike Dowling

8 – 17

Thomas Bennett Community College exhibition

Hard Times

The Selfish Giant

Claudia Aurora

F

17 – 19

20

21-3 Dec

4

5 – 16

7

27 - 31

JAN >

23

24

Pitchy Breath Theatre

Soul Mind Body Experience

Christmas Bazaar and Homing Show Steve McDonald exhibition

21

23

9 & 10

6

12, 13, 15

26 - 28

29

Thread and Shutter exhibition

Kids ‘n’ Co & Splash

25

26

26

27

DEC >

10

12 – 14

16

17

17

18 – 31

14

15

17

17 – 26

Chuck Farley Band

Vampirates

Bong Soon A Windy Tale

Red Riding Hood

Tatcho Drom

Maypoles To Mistletoe

No Jacket Required Unplugged

F

Paul Jones & Dave Kelly

Barnstormers Comedy Club

Great Gran’s Great Games

Oh What A Lovely War

Steve Sykes

F

Blue Bird Club

F S

The Night Before Christmas

Brass Jaw

Cinderella

Leos Cepicky and Michael Dussek

Jazz Lunch

Loraine Rees S

The Piano Restaurant

Sally Hewitt/ Gill Bustamante exhibition F

Yalda Night Celebration S

20

Thomas Bennett Community College exhibition

Marysia F

Soul Mind Body Experience F S

F Foyer

S Spotlight

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