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WELCOME

‘The country’s most consistently classy regional theatre’ Evening Standard

Laura Wade, a highly inventive response to the unfinished Jane Austen novel of the same name; and Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of David Walliams’s best-selling novel, The Midnight Gang, which promises an action-packed adventure for all the family. We would not be CFT without a major musical, and this season we present two: a new production of the much-loved Me and My Girl and a musical adaptation of the Paul Gallico novella, Flowers for Mrs Harris.

Welcome to Festival 2018. Building on the success of our 2017 season, we’re delighted to be able to share this year’s line-up with you. It includes classic comedies, powerful contemporary dramas and timely revivals, as well as two musicals and a family show. Festival 2018 is a true testament to the breadth of our work at CFT.

The company for the 2018 season includes some of the most exciting and beloved names in British theatre: Rufus Hound, Penelope Keith, Amanda Root, Oliver Ford Davis, Caroline Quentin, Charles Edwards, Paul Jesson, Clare Burt, Joanna Riding and Gary Wilmot to name but a few.

If there is a theme which links this year’s plays, it is the many facets of truth and love. Family ties are threatened in debbie tucker green’s random and generations, while the depths of the mother-daughter bond are exposed in Enid Bagnold’s The Chalk Garden; and Michael Frayn’s multi award-winning Copenhagen brilliantly quests for the secrets buried in history.

Finally, we also wanted to mention our recently launched CFT Buddies scheme. This free companion service is for anyone who doesn’t feel physically able or comfortable attending a performance alone. In addition, we’re especially pleased to have over 20,000 £10 tickets available for Festival 2018 – double the number of previous years; while our fast-growing Prologue scheme enables 16-25 year olds to see our shows for just £5. Look out for details later in the brochure about these important initiatives, which we hope will encourage even more people into our theatres. Do pass it on.

Of course love is not a bed of roses, and we present two classic comedies that take a distinctly caustic look at the theme: William Wycherley’s bawdy Restoration romp The Country Wife and Noël Coward’s glittering Present Laughter. Mike Bartlett brings us bang up to date on the particular challenges of twenty-first century attraction in his provocative and equally hilarious play, Cock.

Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy Festival 2018.

We continue to passionately support new writing and this season we’re delighted to present three world premieres: The Meeting by Charlotte Jones, a powerful drama set in the Quaker community; The Watsons by

Artistic Director Daniel Evans

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Executive Director Rachel Tackley


F E S T I VA L T H E AT R E 20 April – 12 May

Rufus Hound

PRESENT LAUGHTER By Noël Coward Actor Garry Essendine is at the height of his fame. He’s handsome, witty, surrounded by adoring fans, and about to take his latest theatrical hit overseas. He’s also in the middle of a raging mid-life crisis.

This sparkling comedy about sex, fame and the theatre itself – and a man wrestling with his own self-image – is widely regarded as Noël Coward’s most autobiographical play.

Holed up in his studio, he is assailed from all quarters: a beautiful debutante wants to bed him, an aspiring playwright from Uckfield wants to worship him, and his own producer’s wife wants to... well, what exactly does she want?

Sean Foley’s hit West End productions include The Painkiller, Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense (Olivier Award for Best Comedy), The Ladykillers, The Dresser (at Chichester in 2016) and the multi award-winning The Play What I Wrote.

Under the sardonic eye of his long-suffering secretary and the unshockable gaze of his estranged but determined wife, Garry struggles to keep all the balls in the air.

Actor, comedian and presenter Rufus Hound plays Garry, returning to Chichester following Neville’s Island (2013). His stage work also includes One Man, Two Guvnors and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (West End).

Director Sean Foley

Music and Sound Ben and Max Ringham

Designer Alice Power

Movement Lizzi Gee

EVENTS Celebrating Noël Coward

Sponsored by Harwoods Group Wiley

Play Power

Lighting Designer Mark Henderson

Casting Director Charlotte Sutton

Supported by Present Laughter Commissioning Circle

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Noël’s War Pre & Post-Show Talks

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‘All you do with your talent is to wear dressing-gowns and make witty remarks.’

#PresentLaughter


M I N E R VA T H E AT R E 4 May – 2 June

random / generations A double bill of plays by debbie tucker green random ‘never trouble trouble til trouble trouble you’

Fierce, warm and funny, these two short and haunting dramas examine love, life and loss through the lives of two families on two continents. random is an extraordinary play for one actress, whilst the generations company includes a South African choir.

But trouble does arrive. And changes everything. This blistering play, told through the eyes of a young woman, explores the unbearable sense of loss felt by a family faced with a catastrophic and random act.

A playwright, screenwriter and director, debbie tucker green is one of theatre’s most original and internationally acclaimed voices. She won the Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer in 2004 for born bad, and the 2012 BAFTA Award for Best Single Drama for the television version of random.

generations ‘forgotten nothing – forgotten everything’ In the cradle of their South African family, Boyfriend and Girlfriend are beginning their lives together, just as Mama and Dad, and Grandad and Nana, did before them. Until, one by one, family members start to disappear.

Both plays are directed by Tinuke Craig. Winner of the 2014 Genesis Future Director Award and Associate Director at the Gate Theatre 2015-2016, her credits include debbie tucker green’s dirty butterfly at the Young Vic.

Director Tinuke Craig

Lighting Designer Joshua Pharo

EVENTS The Art of Trouble

Sponsored by Bishops Printers

Designer Alex Lowde

Casting Director Charlotte Sutton

Pre & Post-Show Talks

Supported by random/generations Commissioning Circle

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#random #generations


F E S T I VA L T H E AT R E 25 May – 16 June

Penelope Keith Amanda Root Oliver Ford Davies

THE CHALK GARDEN By Enid Bagnold Penelope Keith makes a welcome return to Chichester to play Mrs St Maugham. Her roles here encompass The Apple Cart, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Way of the World, Entertaining Angels and Mrs Pat.

Nothing will grow for eccentric, high-born Mrs St Maugham in the dry earth of her once grand Sussex garden. Indoors, the situation is even worse. Her wild and damaged granddaughter, sixteen-year-old Laurel, sets fires and throws tantrums.

Amanda Root, returning to Chichester following The Deep Blue Sea (2011), plays Miss Madrigal; Oliver Ford Davies, who appeared in Goodnight Mister Tom (2011), makes his Festival debut.

When the enigmatic Miss Madrigal arrives to take up the post of Laurel’s companion, the household is disconcerted by her evasive oddity. Where has she come from, and why does she refuse to speak about her past?

Alan Strachan directed Entertaining Angels (2006) and Mrs Pat (2015) with Penelope Keith at Chichester; his many West End productions range from plays by Coward and Ayckbourn to Tennessee Williams and Shakespeare.

Both singular comedy and haunting mystery, this startling insight into mother-daughter relationships is regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most remarkable plays. The author of many books and dramas, Enid Bagnold is still best known for her 1935 novel, National Velvet. Director Alan Strachan

Music Catherine Jayes

Designer Simon Higlett

Sound Designer Emma Laxton

Lighting Designer Natasha Chivers

Casting Director Charlotte Sutton

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EVENTS Lunch with Penelope Keith A Chalk Gardener’s Question Time

Sponsored by ITD Consultants Supported by The Chalk Garden Commissioning Circle

Pre & Post-Show Talks

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‘To have a child doesn’t always make a mother.’

#TheChalkGarden


M I N E R VA T H E AT R E 8 June – 7 July

THE COUNTRY WIFE By William Wycherley The City of London. The randy seventeenth century. Harry Horner wants to seduce as many women as possible, but he needs to convince their husbands that he’s physically incapable of any such thing. Cannily, his faux impotence also allows him to sniff out and unmask those respectably virtuous ladies who secretly ache for him.

Widely regarded as one of the filthiest and funniest plays ever written, William Wycherley’s The Country Wife has outraged and excited audiences for over 300 years (though not during the many years it was banned from both stage and print) and today still casts a provocative light on sexual mores.

But this virile villain hasn’t reckoned with Mr. Pinchwife’s sexy young spouse, Margery, fresh from the rather too plain-speaking countryside.

Jonathan Munby returns to Chichester following his huge success with King Lear (Festival 2017) and First Light (Festival 2016). Recent work also includes his new production of Bryony Lavery’s Frozen in the West End.

Director Jonathan Munby

Music Grant Olding

Designer Soutra Gilmour

Sound Designer Emma Laxton

Lighting Designer Richard Howell

Casting Director Amy Ball

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Sponsored by Genesis Town Planning Supported by The Country Wife Commissioning Circle

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‘What is wit in a wife good for, but to make a man a cuckold?

#TheCountryWife


F E S T I VA L T H E AT R E 2 July – 25 August

Caroline Quentin

ME AND MY GIRL Book & Lyrics by L Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber Book revised by Stephen Fry with contributions by Mike Ockrent Music by Noel Gay At Hareford Hall in Hampshire, suspense is in the air. The family solicitor has found the long-lost heir to the Hareford title and riches. But, to everyone’s horror, he’s a Cockney barrow boy called Bill Snibson. As the Duchess determinedly sets out to transform him into a true gentleman, Bill’s sweetheart Sally wonders how she fits in to his new life. Before too long, Bill has to answer some soul-searching questions about who he really is.

featuring Leaning on a Lamppost, won the 1985 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical. This new staging is directed by Daniel Evans with designs by Lez Brotherston and choreography by Alistair David, the outstanding team behind Festival 2017’s hit musical Fiddler on the Roof. Caroline Quentin makes her Chichester debut as the Duchess of Dene. One of television’s most popular actors from series such as Men Behaving Badly, Jonathan Creek and Dickensian, her recent stage work includes The Hypocrite (RSC) and Relative Values (West End).

This uproarious, much-loved musical comedy includes the enormously popular numbers The Sun Has Got His Hat On and Lambeth Walk. The revised version by Stephen Fry and Mike Ockrent, also

Director Daniel Evans

Lighting Designer Tim Mitchell

Designer Lez Brotherston

Sound Designer Carolyn Downing

Choreographer Alistair David

Casting Director Charlotte Sutton

EVENTS Late Night & Prologue Cabarets Lambeth Walk Theatre Day Pre & Post-Show Talks

Musical Supervisor and Musical Director Gareth Valentine

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‘There’s one thing certain from the start You’ll find forever You’ve got to follow your heart.’ #MeAndMyGirl


M I N E R VA T H E AT R E WORLD PREMIERE | 13 July – 11 August

THE MEETING A new play by Charlotte Jones Charlotte Jones’s multi award-winning play Humble Boy transferred to the West End and Broadway following a sell-out run at the National Theatre. Her other work includes The Lightning Play at the Almeida Theatre, The Dark at the Donmar Warehouse and Martha, Josie & The Chinese Elvis (UK tour).

Rachel has been the voice for her deaf mother since she was born, but now she is restless to be heard for herself. Together, they have found sanctuary in a Quaker community that reveres silence. But the world is at war and it is becoming ever harder to live in Friendship. When a stranger arrives in their midst, their fragile peace is set to shatter.

Director Natalie Abrahami makes her debut at Chichester; her recent productions include Queen Anne (RSC/West End) and Happy Days (Young Vic). She was Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill from 2007 – 2012, and Associate Director at the Young Vic.

This powerful new play from the acclaimed writer Charlotte Jones is a spellbinding exploration of the timeless challenges of bringing the truth to light.

Director Natalie Abrahami

Music and Sound Ben and Max Ringham

EVENTS Signing Masterclass

Designer Vicki Mortimer

Movement Director Mark Smith

Pre & Post-Show Talks

Lighting Designers Paule Constable and Marc Williams

Casting Director Charlotte Sutton

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Sponsored by University of Chichester Supported by The Meeting Commissioning and Patrons Circles

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‘Teach me the language of your hands.’

#TheMeeting


MINERVA THEATRE 17 August – 22 September

Charles Edwards Paul Jesson

COPENHAGEN By Michael Frayn Michael Frayn is one of this country’s finest writers. Copenhagen premiered at the National Theatre in 1998, going on to the West End and Broadway and winning over 10 major international awards.

In 1941, in the middle of the Second World War, the great German physicist Werner Heisenberg made a strange trip to Copenhagen to see his Danish colleague Niels Bohr. They were old friends and collaborators, and together in the 1920s they had begun to lay bare the mysteries at the heart of the atom. But now Denmark was under German occupation, the meeting was fraught with danger and embarrassment – and Heisenberg was burdened with a terrible secret.

Michael Blakemore’s many collaborations with Michael Frayn include Democracy at the National Theatre and the original production of Copenhagen, for which he won a Tony Award to add to his 15 Evening Standard or Olivier Awards for other London work.

Why he went to Copenhagen and what he wanted to say to Bohr are questions which have exercised historians ever since. In Michael Frayn’s award-winning drama, Heisenberg meets Bohr and his wife Margrethe once again to look for the answers, and to work out, just as they had once worked out the internal functioning of the atom, how we can ever know why we do what we do.

Director Michael Blakemore

Sound Designer Carolyn Downing

Designer Peter J Davison

Video Designer Nina Dunn

Lighting Designer Mark Henderson

Casting Director Charlotte Sutton

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Charles Edwards plays Heisenberg. His work ranges from Downton Abbey on television to the original cast of This House and Absolute Hell (National Theatre). Paul Jesson makes his Chichester debut as Bohr. His screen work includes Mr Turner and Spooks, while theatre includes Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies (RSC).

EVENTS Kate Meets Michael Frayn Pre & Post-Show Talks

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Sponsored by Lancing College Supported by Copenhagen Commissioning Circle

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‘Everyone understands uncertainty. Or thinks he does. No one understands my trip to Copenhagen.’

#CopenhagenPlay


F E S T I VA L T H E AT R E 8 – 29 September

Clare Burt Joanna Riding Gary Wilmot

FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS Based on the novel by Paul Gallico Book by Rachel Wagstaff Music & Lyrics by Richard Taylor Richard Taylor is a composer and lyricist for stage, opera and television, whose work includes Beauty and the Beast (CFYT 2017) and The Go-Between (West End). Rachel Wagstaff adapted Sebastian Faulks’s novel Birdsong for the West End.

Ada Harris spends her days dusting, darning, polishing and scrubbing. But her first glimpse of a ravishing Christian Dior dress sets her off on a journey that will change her life forever... From the cobbled streets of post-war London to the shimmering avenues of Paris, Ada transforms the lives of everyone she meets along the way; but can she let go of the past and finally allow her own life to blossom?

Clare Burt recreates her award-winning performance as Mrs Harris; her work includes London Road and Sunday in the Park with George (National Theatre) and Big Fish (West End).

This new musical, directed by Daniel Evans, captures the glowing humanity of the novella by Paul Gallico on which it is based. The production began in Sheffield, where it won three UK Theatre Awards including Best Musical.

Director Daniel Evans

Sound Designer Mike Walker

Designer Lez Brotherston

Movement Director Naomi Said

Musical Director Tom Brady

Casting Director Charlotte Sutton

Joanna Riding returns to Chichester following The Pajama Game (Festival 2013 and West End), while Gary Wilmot makes a welcome Festival debut.

EVENTS Songwriting for Everyone Pre & Post-Show Talks

Lighting Designer Mark Henderson

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Sponsored by Conquest Bespoke Furniture Oldham Seals Group Supported by Flowers for Mrs Harris Commissioning and Patrons Circles

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‘There is more to life Than you ever knew Than you ever dreamed.’

#FlowersForMrsHarris


M I N E R VA T H E AT R E 28 September – 27 October

COCK By Mike Bartlett Has John straightened out? After years glued to his boyfriend, the couple have been through a sticky patch, and now John’s attached to someone else. Someone who is different in every single way. But can John give her what she wants, when he’s never been with a woman before?

Mike Bartlett is one of this generation’s leading writers for stage and screen. His work includes King Charles III (Almeida, West End and BBC) and the hit television series Doctor Foster. The Olivier Award-winning Cock premiered at the Royal Court and off-Broadway in 2009.

Funny and eye-openingly fresh and frank, Cock is a provocative peep into relationships in these days of oscillating identities. It tussles with knotty twenty-first century questions: can we – and should we be allowed to – change if we want to?

This new production is directed by Kate Hewitt. Winner of the JMK Young Director Award and the inaugural RTST Director Award 2016, she was recently named as one of Variety’s ‘10 Brits to Watch in 2017’. Her credits include Peter Morgan’s Frost/Nixon at Sheffield and Caryl Churchill’s Far Away at the Young Vic.

Contains very strong language and scenes of a sexual nature. Ages 16+ Director Kate Hewitt

Sound Designer Giles Thomas

EVENTS Play Power

Designer Georgia Lowe

Casting Director Charlotte Sutton

Late with Kate & Mike Bartlett Pre & Post-Show Talks

Lighting Designer Guy Hoare

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Sponsored by Genesis Town Planning Supported by Cock Commissioning Circle

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‘I suppose I like both, but that’s okay isn’t it, that’s okay?’

#CockThePlay


FESTIVAL THEATRE WORLD PREMIERE | 13 October – 3 November

THE MIDNIGHT GANG By David Walliams Adapted by Bryony Lavery Music & Lyrics by Joe Stilgoe This new stage version is by Bryony Lavery, whose adaptations include Chichester’s hit family shows The Hundred and One Dalmatians (2014) and A Christmas Carol (2015), with music and lyrics by renowned musician and composer Joe Stilgoe (The Jungle Book, 2017).

A bang on the head during a cricket match at his boarding school has landed twelve-year-old Tom in the children’s ward of the spooky Lord Funt Hospital. Luckily, he’s not on his own with the child-hating Matron and the scary-looking Porter. George, Amber, Robin and Sally are in there too, and they’re not taking things lying down. When the lights go out and the clock strikes twelve, they’re off. But will they let new boy Tom join their forbidden midnight adventures through the hospital’s labyrinthine realm?

Director Dale Rooks’s production of Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild (Festival 2015) won the UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People; she later co-directed the play for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and a UK tour.

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This inventive tale of fun, friendship and the importance of kindness is adapted from David Walliams’s biggest selling children’s book of 2016. Director Dale Rooks

Lighting Designer James Whiteside

EVENTS Joe Stilgoe & Friends

Designer Simon Higlett

Sound Designer Gregory Clarke

Midnight Adventure Pre & Post-Show Talks Schools’ Theatre Day

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Sponsored by Jackson-Stops Kenwood Supported by The Midnight Gang Commissioning and Patrons Circles

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‘Tom listened and counted. Twelve bongs. It was midnight.’

#TheMidnightGang


M I N E R VA T H E AT R E WORLD PREMIERE | 3 November – 1 December

THE WATSONS A new play by Laura Wade Adapted from the unfinished novel by Jane Austen What happens when the writer loses the plot?

Based on her incomplete novel, this sparklingly witty play looks under the bonnet of Jane Austen and asks: what can characters do when their author abandons them?

Emma Watson is nineteen and new in town. She’s been cut off by her rich aunt and dumped back in the family home. Emma and her sisters must marry, fast. If not, they face poverty, spinsterhood, or worse: an eternity with their boorish brother and his awful wife.

Laura Wade’s hit play Posh transferred to the West End from the Royal Court, and then onto the big screen as The Riot Club. Recent work includes the adaptation of Tipping the Velvet (Lyric Hammersmith and Edinburgh); her play Home I’m Darling premieres at Theatr Clwyd and the National Theatre in 2018.

Luckily there are plenty of potential suitors to dance with, from flirtatious Tom Musgrave to castle-owning Lord Osborne, who’s as awkward as he is rich.

Samuel West returns to Chichester, where he has appeared in Young Chekhov and ENRON, and directed Three Women and A Piano Tuner (2004). He was Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres 2005-07, where he revived The Romans in Britain.

So far so familiar. But there’s a problem: Jane Austen didn’t finish the story. Who will write Emma’s happy ending now?

Director Samuel West

Music Isobel Waller-Bridge

Designer Ben Stones

Casting Director Charlotte Sutton

EVENTS Unfinished Manuscripts Pre & Post-Show Talks

Lighting Designer Johanna Town

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Sponsored by De’Longhi Supported by The Watsons Commissioning and Patrons Circles

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‘The thing is, Jane Austen isn’t just any author; she’s your author.’

#TheWatsons


F E S T I VA L T H E AT R E 15 – 30 December

Chichester Festival Youth Theatre

SLEEPING BEAUTY By Rufus Norris From The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods by Charles Perrault A princess under a fairy’s curse pricks her finger on a spindle and sleeps for a hundred years, waiting to be woken by a prince’s kiss.

The course of true love never did run smooth – especially if your mother-in-law is an ogress with an unfortunate taste for human flesh...

But hold on a moment. There’s a distinctly different slant to this story. The princess is beautiful and spirited but there are two princes and a lot of threatening thorns. As for the fairy who caused all the trouble in the first place – well, putting things right isn’t as simple as casting another spell.

Chichester Festival Youth Theatre are renowned for their wonderfully imaginative productions. They follow their five-star versions of Grimm Tales and Beauty and the Beast with a Sleeping Beauty that will keep you wide awake! Rufus Norris’s version of Sleeping Beauty premiered at the Young Vic (2002). He is Artistic Director of the National Theatre.

‘Chichester Festival Theatre’s youth theatre is one of the finest in the country’

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Rufus Norris’s splendidly entertaining and mischievous version of the original fairy tale ventures beyond the usual ‘happy ever after’ ending with the prince and princess united.

Sponsored by Mercer James Todd & Co Supported by Sleeping Beauty Commissioning Circle

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‘If it’s that easy, why hasn’t anybody else kissed her?’

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EVENTS

Learn more about life behind the scenes at Chichester Festival Theatre through our programme of talks, tours, performances and hands-on activities. There’s something for all ages and interests, whether you want to gain extra insights into Festival 2018 productions or learn a new skill. Look out for Family Friendly events with our symbol. il y F riend

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CELEBRATING NOËL COWARD Steven Pimlott Building

Enjoy two play readings of rarely performed works by Noël Coward alongside our production of Present Laughter. Peace in Our Time Saturday 28 April, 10am Post Mortem Saturday 19 May, 10am

NOËL’S WAR

Tickets £5

Saturday 12 May, 10am Festival Theatre

PLAY POWER

Noël Coward’s war experiences are told in his own words with songs, letters and diary entries written by “The Master”. Presented by members of the company. Tickets £5

Steven Pimlott Building In partnership with the University of Chichester, these panel discussions led by Professor Simon Barker offer insight into selected productions. Present Laughter Saturday 5 May, 12noon Exploring key themes in Noël Coward’s works including class, relationships and self-deprecation. Cock Saturday 27 October, 12noon A discussion on contemporary representation of gender and sexuality on stage.

SIGNING MASTERCLASS

FREE but booking is essential

Friday 18 May, 5.45pm Minerva Theatre

Take part in a masterclass to learn the basics of BSL (British Sign Language), with interpreters Cathy Cobbold and Sarah Granger, ahead of our production of The Meeting. Part of Deaf Awareness Week. FREE but booking is essential

A CHALK GARDENER’S QUESTION TIME

LUNCH WITH PENELOPE KEITH Tuesday 8 May, 12noon The Brasserie

Saturday 2 June, 11am Festival Theatre

Join award-winning actress, household name and Chichester Festival Theatre favourite Penelope Keith as she relives some of her career highlights to date and discusses her latest role in The Chalk Garden. Tickets £30 (includes two-course lunch with wine and coffee)

Inspired by the setting of Enid Bagnold’s play The Chalk Garden and the geology of the South Downs, this talk with Annie Guilfoyle and an expert panel from West Dean College, offers an insight into getting the most out of a chalky soil. Tickets £5

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LATE NIGHT CABARETS

Thursday 26 July & Thursday 9 August, Post-Show, Minerva Bar & Grill Join us after the show as the Me and My Girl company present a selection of songs and live entertainment. Enjoy a drink with friends and take advantage of our postshow dining. Cabaret Tickets £15

LATE WITH KATE & MIKE BARTLETT

BERNSTEIN REVEALED

Tuesday 16 October, Post-Show Minerva Theatre

Sunday 29 July, 2.45pm Minerva Theatre

From Doctor Foster to King Charles III, writer Mike Bartlett talks to Kate Mosse about his celebrated dramas for stage and screen. FREE

To mark the centennial celebration honouring the extraordinary American composer, this cabaret tribute to the genius of Leonard Bernstein is hosted by Edward Seckerson with West End vocalist Sophie-Louise Dann and Jason Carr at the piano. Tickets £25

JOE STILGOE & FRIENDS Thursday 1 November, 7pm Festival Theatre

KATE MEETS MICHAEL FRAYN

Young or old, you’re invited to join Joe Stilgoe and some special friends for a celebratory evening of music including songs from The Midnight Gang. Pyjamas welcome. Tickets £10 (Under 16s £5)

Wednesday 5 September, 5.30pm Minerva Theatre

Playwright and novelist Michael Frayn is one of the UK’s most distinguished and versatile writers, whose work ranges from Noises Off to travel writing, philosophy and memoir. Hear him in conversation with Kate Mosse. Tickets £5

UNFINISHED MANUSCRIPTS Saturday 17 November, 11am Minerva Theatre

FACING THE MUSIC

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that an unfinished novel must be in want of an ending”. Kate Bassett and broadcaster Mark Lawson discuss. Tickets £5

Tuesday 18 September, 2pm Minerva Theatre Dame Patricia Routledge discusses her life in musical theatre with writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson, illustrated by rare and treasured recordings. Tickets £25

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EVENTS

DOING THE LAMBETH WALK Saturday 7 & Saturday 14 July, 1pm Oaklands Park Inspired by the popular cockney walking dance, watch our Youth Dance Company and adult dance participants perform their own version of this dance craze – and be prepared to strut yourself! FREE THEATRE DAY: ME AND MY GIRL Wednesday 8 August, 11am Festival Theatre Join the creative teams and technical crew for 90 minutes of insight, demonstration and discussion on the making of a production. Combine your Theatre Day ticket with the matinee performance for an immersive day at the Theatre. Tickets £5 (+ optional performance ticket)

TAKE PART! FESTIVAL THEATRE TOURS 7 April, 5 May, 9 June, 14 July, 4 August, 15 September, 27 October, 10 November All tours start at 10.30am Explore the Festival Theatre in our monthly 60-minute tour which includes visits backstage. Tickets £5

SONGWRITING FOR EVERYONE Saturday 15 September, 11am – 1pm Steven Pimlott Building Ever tried your hand at songwriting? Join composer and lyricist Richard Taylor for some tips on composition. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Ages 7+. Tickets £5

THE ART OF TROUBLE Saturday 26 May, 11am Festival Theatre Foyer A screening of work inspired by themes from random/generations. These visual poems are the culmination of a film project devised, written, directed, produced and performed by local young people with trouble on their minds. FREE

MIDNIGHT ADVENTURE Saturday 3 November, 3pm Steven Pimlott Building Explore what might happen beyond bedtime in this fun and practical workshop. Take part in your own midnight adventure through craft, storytelling and character-based activities. Ages 5+ and their families. FREE but booking is essential

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IN CONVERSATION

FOR SCHOOLS

The international No 1 bestselling author of Labyrinth and The Burning Chambers – and Cicestrian – Kate Mosse will host the Pre and Post-Show Discussions.

THEATRE DAY: THE MIDNIGHT GANG Wednesday 31 October, 11am – 12.30pm Festival Theatre Learn about staging, characters and storytelling in this exciting addition to a performance for KS2/3 students. £13.50 per pupil (includes matinee performance) SCHOOLS PARTNERSHIPS Students can take part in a range of workshops to support their learning and to develop transferable skills. For more information on the opportunities below or how we can bring the Theatre to your school, contact leap@cft.org.uk

Pre-Show FREE but booking is essential Present Laughter Sean Foley Wednesday 25 April, 5.45pm random/generations Tinuke Craig Wednesday 9 May, 6pm The Chalk Garden Alan Strachan Tuesday 29 May, 5.45pm The Country Wife Jonathan Munby Tuesday 12 June, 6pm Me and My Girl Daniel Evans Thursday 5 July, 5.45pm The Meeting Charlotte Jones & Natalie Abrahami Wednesday 18 July, 6pm Copenhagen Michael Blakemore Monday 20 August, 6pm Flowers for Mrs Harris Daniel Evans Wednesday 12 September, 5.45pm Cock Kate Hewitt Wednesday 3 October, 6pm The Midnight Gang Bryony Lavery & Dale Rooks Tuesday 16 October, 5.15pm The Watsons Laura Wade & Samuel West Wednesday 7 November, 6pm

Insight Workshops Bespoke workshops tailored to curriculum needs allow students to delve into the context, themes and characters in a production. Storymakers Inspired by characters and themes in Festival 2018, KS1/2 students can re-imagine stories before performing their own version. Speak Your Mind Develop creative writing and performance techniques through this digital spoken word project. Inspired by random/generations and working with a performance poet, students will create short pieces to present at the Theatre. Suitable for KS4/5. Midnight Shadows Wednesday 3 & Wednesday 10 October, 10am – 4pm Students receive unrivalled insight into the production process throughout two days spent shadowing creative teams backstage. Limited FREE places for 14-18 year olds.

Post-Show FREE Present Laughter Thu 3 May random/generations Wed 23 May The Chalk Garden Thu 7 June The Country Wife Wed 27 June Me and My Girl Wed 18 July The Meeting Thu 2 August Copenhagen Wed 5 September Flowers for Mrs Harris Thu 20 September Cock Thu 25 October The Midnight Gang Tue 30 October The Watsons Wed 21 November

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TA K E PA R T

FUN PALACES

There will be plenty of opportunities to get creative with family friendly practical workshops, performances, tours and more. You might even discover some surprises along the way.

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 October Join this FREE nationwide celebration of creativity, with the local community right at its centre. Fun Palaces is your opportunity to see and do something different at Chichester Festival Theatre. Help us create our own Fun Palace for one extraordinary weekend!

No need to book in advance, just join our mailing list or follow us on social media for more news closer to the time. cft.org.uk/funpalaces

CFT BUDDIES Our CFT Buddies scheme is a free companion service for audience members who need a little extra support on their visit to the theatre. If you know someone who doesn’t feel physically able to attend a performance alone, isn’t sure what to expect from a visit to CFT or simply isn’t comfortable coming on their own, then this scheme may help them. We’ll put them in touch with our Buddy team and introduce them to a friendly volunteer. You can ask at Box Office, call us on 01243 781312 or email access@cft.org.uk cft.org.uk/buddies Supported by

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PROLOGUE

We’ve got 10,000 £5 tickets for Prologue members aged 16-25 available throughout Festival 2018. All you have to do is sign up for FREE, make sure you’re logged in to book online, and bring your ID when collecting your tickets on the day. Then just sit back and enjoy the show!

PROLOGUE BOOKING DATES

WHAT NEXT? CFT APPRENTICE ARTS NETWORK

Members can access £5 tickets for all Festival 2018 shows as soon as they go on sale to the general public on Saturday 3 March. Register by Friday 2 March, log in on Saturday morning and simply look for the stars on the seating plan. Members can book up to two £5 tickets for any performance, so if you’re planning to come with a group make sure your mates are all registered too!

Saturday 9 June, 11am – 4pm Steven Pimlott Building

Current and recent creative arts apprentices across the South are invited to ask What Next? Spend the day at the Theatre and take part in practical career-focused workshops, discussions and networking exercises to inform your next step in a creative career. To book a FREE place or for more information, contact leap@cft.org.uk

PROLOGUE SEASON SAVER

BOOK 3 GET 1 FREE If you book the same number of Prologue tickets for three or more Festival productions within the first month of booking, we’ll give you an extra show for free. Why not use your fourth visit to see something you wouldn’t ordinarily choose? Or bring a friend who would never normally come to the theatre and treat them for free!

PROLOGUE CABARET

Thursday 9 August, Post-Show Minerva Bar & Grill Join the cast of Me and My Girl for our post-show party, including live musical performances from the company. Combine it with a ticket to the show so you and your friends can rub shoulders with your favourite actors afterwards! FREE ENTRY but you will need to book your free ticket in advance. For more information on all the benefits of being a Prologue member plus T&Cs visit cft.org.uk/Prologue

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FOOD & DRINK

The Brasserie on the ground floor of the Minerva Theatre is open for pre-show dining in stylish and elegant surroundings. The restaurant serves a contemporary British menu using local and seasonal ingredients as well as an excellent choice of wines.

With our light and comfortable interior spaces and outdoor seating overlooking Oaklands Park, the Festival Theatre is a lovely environment to relax in, whether you’re seeing a show, having lunch with friends, or grabbing a coffee while browsing with our free Wi-Fi. We look forward to welcoming you.

The Minerva Bar & Grill upstairs provides a more relaxed atmosphere, and offers both main meals and lighter food options.

The Café in the Festival Theatre is a great spot for a good coffee or light lunch, or a snack before the show. Open Monday to Saturday from 10am, The Café serves freshly made sandwiches, salads, delicious cakes, and a range of hot and cold drinks.

For more information, menus and to reserve your table visit cft.org.uk/dining Late Night Bites Your visit doesn’t have to end at the final bows. Join us after the evening show in The Minerva Bar & Grill for a drink with friends, or sample one of our mezze boards, light options and desserts. Our range of local ales, lagers, wines and spirits, including our extensive gin menu, offers plenty to choose from.

The Foyle Terrace opens 90 minutes before the performance, providing even more opportunity to grab a drink or a light bite.

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VISIT US

ACCESS

GETTING HERE

Access List Membership If you have access requirements or want to book tickets with an access discount, please join the Access List. To register, visit cft.org.uk/access, call the Box Office on 01243 781312 or email access@cft.org.uk

For detailed maps and more information visit cft.org.uk/gettinghere Rail Chichester Station is a 20-minute walk from the Theatre with regular direct links to Victoria, Brighton, Portsmouth and Southampton. Trains to London Waterloo connect at nearby Havant. nationalrail.co.uk

Wheelchair users Level access into foyers. 16 wheelchair spaces over two levels in the Festival Theatre via accessible lifts on both sides of the auditorium. Two wheelchair spaces in the Minerva Theatre.

Bus Stagecoachbus.com Coach The coach drop-off point is outside the Festival Theatre with a coach park in Via Ravenna.

Hearing impaired Free Sennheiser listening units available for all performances or switch your hearing aid to ‘T’ to use the induction loop.

Bicycle Our bike park accommodates 26 bicycles, located next to the Pimlott Building. chichester.gov.uk/cycling

Dementia Friendly All Box Office and Front of House staff have attended a Dementia Friends Information Session and can be identified by the blue pin on their uniform.

Car Park Northgate Car Park is an 836-space pay and display car park next to the Theatre (free after 8pm). On matinee days the car park is very busy, so please allow plenty of time. chichester.gov.uk/parking

CFT Buddies offers a friendly companion to those who may need access support and do not feel comfortable or able to attend a performance alone.

Please note the car park will close at 6pm on Thursday 18 October in preparation for Sloe Fair and will be closed on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October, reopening at midday on Sunday 21 October.

Assistance dogs are welcome; please let us know when booking as space is limited. Audio described performances offer live narration over discreet, dedicated headphones for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Parking for disabled patrons Blue Badge holders can park anywhere in Northgate Car Park free of charge. There are 9 non-reservable spaces close to the Theatre entrance. The ‘drop off’ area in front of the Festival Theatre is accessed from the Broyle Road entrance.

Touch tours enable blind or visually impaired people to explore the set and costumes 90 minutes before audio-described performances. Free but booking is essential. Stagetext captioned performances Captioning simultaneously converts sung or spoken words into text on a screen for deaf or hearing impaired patrons.

Large-print and audio CD versions of this brochure are available on request from access@cft.org.uk

Signed performances are British Sign Language interpreted for people who are Deaf/deaf or hard of hearing.

For more information, call 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk/access

Relaxed performances welcome individuals, groups and families with children on the autistic spectrum, with sensory and communication disorders, a learning disability or anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment. For dates and booking cft.org.uk/relaxed-performances

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BOOKING

cft.org.uk

BOOK EARLY FOR THE BEST PRICES

Chichester Festival Theatre Oaklands Park Chichester PO19 6AP

Prices are guaranteed until Tuesday 13 March and are then subject to change. For the latest prices, visit cft.org.uk/pricing or call the Box Office.

BOX OFFICE

01243 781312 box.office@cft.org.uk Monday to Saturday 10am – 8pm (6pm when no performance). The Minerva Theatre Box Office opens one hour before each Minerva performance.

Festival Theatre Present Laughter / The Chalk Garden Previews/Press Nights

£10 £10 £10 £28 £32

All other performances

£10 £17 £29 £38 £42

Me and My Girl / Flowers for Mrs Harris

PAYMENT

Cards: MasterCard, Visa and Maestro. Cheques: payable to Chichester Festival Theatre.

Previews/Press Nights

£10 £10 £10 £30 £36

All other performances

£10 £17 £29 £42 £48

TICKET DELIVERY

The Midnight Gang

Print at Home: receive your tickets by email for free, or by post for £1.50.

Previews/Press Nights

£10 £10 £10 £20 £25

All other performances

£10 £15 £20 £25 £30

TICKET EXCHANGES

Tickets are non-refundable but you can change the date if you return your tickets to the Box Office at least 48 hours before the original performance, subject to availability. There is a £1 exchange fee per ticket (free for Friends). Please note that some seating areas may not be available for all performances

BOOKING DATES

Friends priority booking opens Saturday 24 February (online and by booking form only) and Wednesday 28 February (by phone and in person) Groups & Schools booking opens Thursday 1 March groups@cft.org.uk 01243 812909 General booking opens Saturday 3 March (online only) and Tuesday 6 March (by phone and in person)

Minerva Theatre random/generations / The Country Wife / The Meeting / Copenhagen / Cock / The Watsons Previews/Press Nights

£20 £28

All other performances

£28 £37

STAGE

STAGE

For detailed seating plans, visit cft.org.uk/seatingplans Wheelchair spaces

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Please note that discounts do not apply to Previews or Press Nights, or to the lowest two prices in the Festival Theatre.

CHICHESTER FESTIVAL YOUTH THEATRE Festival Theatre Sleeping Beauty

FRIENDS

All performances

Join the Friends of Chichester Festival Theatre for just £35 per year cft.org.uk/friends Friends can book up to four discounted tickets per production. Friends Festival Saver Book the same number of tickets for four or more productions*, and save 20%.

Friends and Concessions £2 off Family tickets Half Price for up to four Under 16s attending with every full priced paying adult. Family tickets must be booked and paid for in a single transaction.

Groups 8+ 10% off Discounts are available on the top three prices only, and do not apply for performances on 26 – 30 December (inclusive).

*Excludes Previews, Press Nights, The Midnight Gang and Sleeping Beauty. Festival Theatre: top three prices only. All Saver tickets must be booked and paid for in a single transaction.

Friends Single Production Discount Friends receive £2 off non-Saver tickets.

RELAXED PERFORMANCES

GROUPS AND SCHOOLS

Me and My Girl Wed 25 July 2.30pm Sleeping Beauty Sun 30 December 2pm

Groups 8+ Monday and Tuesday: Festival Theatre £29 per ticket Minerva Theatre £25 per ticket Wednesday – Friday: £5 off each ticket. Groups 40+ Wednesday – Friday: £8 off each ticket, plus a £5 ticket for the Group Organiser. School and College Groups 10+ Monday – Friday: £8.50 per ticket; one free teacher ticket with every nine paid.

These performances welcome individuals, groups and families with children on the autistic spectrum, with sensory and communication disorders, a learning disability or anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment. Tickets £15. For more information, email access@cft.org.uk or call the Box Office on 01243 781312. cft.org.uk/relaxedperformances

FAMILY TICKETS

Half Price for up to four Under 16s attending with every full priced paying adult. Excludes Saturday evenings. il y F riend

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£10 £14 £19 £24 £29

CUSTOMERS WITH DISABILITIES

We want your visit to be as enjoyable as possible. If you have any specific access requirements, please join our Access List so that we can tailor your booking to meet your needs. For more information visit cft.org.uk/accesslist, call the Box Office on 01243 781312 or email access@cft.org.uk.

All tickets must be booked and paid for in a single transaction.

OVER 60s

£2 off Monday – Thursday. visit cft.org.uk/prologue for more information.

Please note Only one reduction applies per ticket, and all discounts are subject to availability and at the discretion of the Box Office. Prices are guaranteed until Tuesday 13 March 2018 and are then subject to change. Chichester Festival Theatre reserves the right to make any alteration to the advertised programme which may be rendered necessary by unavoidable cause. Latecomers cannot be guaranteed access to the auditoria until a convenient break in the performance. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of four, including babes in arms, will not be admitted to the auditorium, unless a production is advertised as a family show suitable for young children of that age. Tickets cannot be refunded once purchased. For full terms and conditions of sales, visit cft.org.uk/terms

FULL-TIME STUDENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION, JOBSEEKER ALLOWANCE CLAIMANTS AND INCOME SUPPORT CLAIMANTS Monday – Thursday: half price. Standby from one hour before the performance: £8.50.

Subject to availability and at the discretion of the Box Office.

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DIARY

APR

MAY

Fri 20 Sat 21 Sun 22 Mon 23 Tue 24 Wed 25 Thu 26 Fri 27 Sat 28 Sun 29 Mon 30 Tue 1 Wed 2 Thu 3 Fri 4 Sat 5

Sun 6 BH Mon 7 Tue 8 Wed 9 Thu 10 Fri 11 Sat 12

FESTIVAL THEATRE Present Laughter Present Laughter

P 7.30pm P 7.30pm

Present Laughter Present Laughter Present Laughter Present Laughter Present Laughter Present Laughter Present Laughter

P 7.30pm P 7.30pm 7.30pm PN 7.00pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

Present Laughter Present Laughter Present Laughter Present Laughter Present Laughter Present Laughter Present Laughter Present Laughter

7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

Present Laughter Present Laughter Present Laughter Present Laughter Present Laughter Present Laughter Present Laughter Present Laughter

7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm AD 7.30pm AD 2.30pm LP 7.30pm

C

Sun 13 Mon 14 Tue 15 Wed 16 Thu 17 Fri 18 Sat 19 Sun 20 Mon 21 Tue 22 Wed 23 Thu 24 The Chalk Garden

P 7.30pm

The Chalk Garden

P 7.30pm

Sun 27 BH Mon 28 Tue 29 Wed 30

The Chalk Garden The Chalk Garden

P 7.30pm P 7.30pm

Thu 31 Fri 1 Sat 2

The Chalk Garden The Chalk Garden The Chalk Garden The Chalk Garden The Chalk Garden

7.30pm PN 7.00pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

The Chalk Garden The Chalk Garden The Chalk Garden The Chalk Garden The Chalk Garden The Chalk Garden The Chalk Garden The Chalk Garden

7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

The Chalk Garden The Chalk Garden The Chalk Garden The Chalk Garden The Chalk Garden The Chalk Garden The Chalk Garden The Chalk Garden

7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm AD 7.30pm AD 2.30pm LP 7.30pm

Fri 25 Sat 26

JUN

Sun 3 Mon 4 Tue 5 Wed 6 Thu 7 Fri 8 Sat 9 Sun 10 Mon 11 Tue 12 Wed 13 Thu 14 Fri 15 Sat 16 Sun 17 Mon 18 Tue 19 Wed 20 Thu 21 Fri 22 Sat 23

C

MINERVA THEATRE

EVENTS

Pre-Show: Present Laughter, 5.45pm, FT

Celebrating Noël Coward, 10am, PB

Post-Show: Present Laughter, FT random/generations

P 7.45pm

random/generations

P 7.45pm

Theatre Tour, 10.30am, FT Play Power Present Laughter, 12noon, PB

random/generations random/generations random/generations

P 7.45pm P 7.45pm 7.45pm

Lunch with Penelope Keith, 12noon, BR Pre-Show: random/generations, 6pm, MT

random/generations random/generations random/generations random/generations

PN 7.00pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm

random/generations random/generations random/generations random/generations random/generations random/generations random/generations random/generations

7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm

random/generations random/generations random/generations random/generations random/generations random/generations random/generations random/generations

7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm

random/generations random/generations random/generations random/generations random/generations random/generations random/generations random/generations

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7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm AD 7.45pm AD 2.45pm LP 7.45pm

Noël’s War, 10am, FT

Signing Masterclass, 5.45pm, MT Celebrating Noël Coward, 10am, PB

Post-Show: random/generations, MT

The Art of Trouble, 11am, FF

Pre-Show: The Chalk Garden, 5.45pm, FT

A Chalk Gardener’s Question Time, 11am, FT

Post-Show: The Chalk Garden, FT The Country Wife

P 7.45pm

The Country Wife

P 7.45pm

The Country Wife The Country Wife The Country Wife

P 7.45pm P 7.45pm PN 7.00pm

The Country Wife The Country Wife The Country Wife The Country Wife

7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm

The Country Wife The Country Wife The Country Wife The Country Wife The Country Wife The Country Wife The Country Wife The Country Wife

7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm

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C

Theatre Tour, 10.30am, FT Apprentice Arts Network, 11am, PB

Pre-Show: The Country Wife, 6pm, MT


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Sun 24 Mon 25 Tue 26 Wed 27 Thu 28

FESTIVAL THEATRE

MINERVA THEATRE

Fri 29 Sat 30 JUL

Sun 1 Mon 2 Tue 3 Wed 4

Me and My Girl Me and My Girl

P 7.30pm P 7.30pm

Thu 5 Fri 6 Sat 7

Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl

P 7.30pm P 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl

PN 7.00pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

Me and My Girl Me and My Girl

Sun 8 Mon 9 Tue 10 Wed 11 Thu 12 Fri 13 Sat 14

7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm

The Country Wife The Country Wife The Country Wife The Country Wife The Country Wife The Country Wife The Country Wife The Country Wife

7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm AD 7.45pm AD 2.45pm LP 7.45pm

The Meeting

P 7.45pm

The Meeting

P 7.45pm

7.30pm 7.30pm

The Meeting The Meeting

P 7.45pm P 7.45pm

Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl

7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

The Meeting

7.45pm

The Meeting The Meeting The Meeting The Meeting

PN 7.00pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm

Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl

7.30pm 7.30pm RP 2.30pm 7.30pm

The Meeting The Meeting

Fri 27 Sat 28

Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl

7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

Sun 29 Mon 30 Tue 31 Wed 1

Me and My Girl Me and My Girl

7.30pm 7.30pm

Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl

7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

Sun 15 Mon 16 Tue 17 Wed 18 Thu 19 Fri 20 Sat 21 Sun 22 Mon 23 Tue 24 Wed 25 Thu 26

AUG

EVENTS

The Country Wife The Country Wife The Country Wife The Country Wife The Country Wife The Country Wife The Country Wife The Country Wife

Thu 2 Fri 3 Sat 4 Sun 5 Mon 6 Tue 7 Wed 8

Sun 12 Mon 13 Tue 14 Wed 15 Thu 16 Fri 17 Sat 18 Sun 19 Mon 20 Tue 21 Wed 22 Thu 23

Pre-Show: Me and My Girl, 5.45pm, FT Doing the Lambeth Walk, OP, 1pm

Theatre Tour, 10.30am, FT Doing the Lambeth Walk, OP, 1pm

Pre-Show: The Meeting, 6pm, MT Post-Show: Me and My Girl, FT

7.45pm 7.45pm

The Meeting The Meeting The Meeting The Meeting The Meeting The Meeting

7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm

The Meeting The Meeting The Meeting The Meeting

7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm

Late Night Cabaret, Post-Show, MB

Bernstein Revealed, 2.45pm, MT

AD AD

Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl

7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl

7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

Thu 9 Fri 10 Sat 11

S

Post-Show: The Country Wife, MT

Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl

S

7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

C

The Meeting The Meeting The Meeting The Meeting

S

7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm

The Meeting The Meeting

7.45pm 7.45pm

The Meeting The Meeting The Meeting The Meeting The Meeting The Meeting

7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm AD 7.45pm AD 2.45pm LP 7.45pm

Copenhagen

P 7.45pm

Copenhagen

P 7.45pm

Copenhagen Copenhagen

P 7.45pm P 7.45pm

Copenhagen Copenhagen

PN 7.00pm 2.45pm

Post-Show: The Meeting, MT Theatre Tour, 10.30am, FT

Theatre Day: Me and My Girl, 11am, FT

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Late Night Cabaret, Post-Show, MB

Pre-Show: Copenhagen, 6pm, MT


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Thu 23 Fri 24 Sat 25

FESTIVAL THEATRE Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl Me and My Girl

C

7.30pm AD 7.30pm AD 2.30pm LP 7.30pm

Sun 26 BH Mon 27 Tue 28 Wed 29

SEP

Thu 30 Fri 31 Sat 1 Sun 2 Mon 3 Tue 4 Wed 5 Thu 6 Fri 7 Sat 8 Flowers for Mrs Harris

P 7.30pm

Sun 9 Mon 10 Tue 11 Wed 12

Flowers for Mrs Harris Flowers for Mrs Harris

P 7.30pm P 7.30pm

Thu 13 Fri 14 Sat 15

Flowers for Mrs Harris Flowers for Mrs Harris Flowers for Mrs Harris Flowers for Mrs Harris Flowers for Mrs Harris

P 7.30pm 7.30pm PN 7.00pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

Flowers for Mrs Harris Flowers for Mrs Harris Flowers for Mrs Harris Flowers for Mrs Harris

7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

Sun 16 Mon 17 Tue 18 Wed 19 Thu 20 Fri 21 Sat 22 Sun 23 Mon 24 Tue 25 Wed 26 Thu 27

Flowers for Mrs Harris Flowers for Mrs Harris Flowers for Mrs Harris Flowers for Mrs Harris Flowers for Mrs Harris Flowers for Mrs Harris Flowers for Mrs Harris Flowers for Mrs Harris

S

7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm AD 7.30pm AD 2.30pm LP 7.30pm

Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen

7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm

Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen

7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm

Copenhagen Copenhagen

7.45pm 7.45pm

Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen

7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm

C

Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen

7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm

Copenhagen Copenhagen

7.45pm 7.45pm

Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen

7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm AD 7.45pm AD 2.45pm LP 7.45pm

Cock

P 7.45pm

Cock

P 7.45pm

Sun 30 Mon 1 Tue 2 Wed 3

Cock Cock

P 7.45pm P 7.45pm

Thu 4 Fri 5 Sat 6

Cock Cock Cock Cock Cock

7.45pm PN 7.00pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm

Cock Cock Cock Cock Cock Cock Cock Cock

7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm

Fri 28 Sat 29

OCT

Flowers for Mrs Harris Flowers for Mrs Harris Flowers for Mrs Harris Flowers for Mrs Harris

MINERVA THEATRE

C

Sun 7 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10

Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20 Sun 21 Mon 22 Tue 23 Wed 24

Kate Meets Michael Frayn, 5.30pm, MT Post-Show: Copenhagen, MT

Pre-Show: Flowers for Mrs Harris, 5.45pm, FT

Theatre Tour, 10.30am, FT Songwriting for Everyone, 11am, PB

Facing the Music, 2pm, MT

Post-Show: Flowers for Mrs Harris, FT

Schools: Midnight Shadows, 10am, PB Pre-Show: Cock, 6pm, MT

Fun Palaces Fun Palaces

Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16

EVENTS

The Midnight Gang

P 7.00pm

The Midnight Gang The Midnight Gang The Midnight Gang The Midnight Gang The Midnight Gang The Midnight Gang

P 7.00pm P 2.00pm P 7.00pm 2.00pm 7.00pm 2.00pm

Cock

7.45pm

Cock Cock Cock Cock

7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm

The Midnight Gang The Midnight Gang The Midnight Gang

PN 7.00pm 7.00pm 2.00pm

Cock Cock

C

7.45pm 7.45pm

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Schools: Midnight Shadows, 10am, PB

Pre-Show: The Midnight Gang, 5.15pm, FT Late with Kate & Mike Bartlett, Post-Show, MT SLOE FAIR - CAR PARK CLOSED 6pm SLOE FAIR - CAR PARK CLOSED SLOE FAIR - CAR PARK CLOSED SLOE FAIR - CAR PARK REOPENS 12NOON


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Wed 24 Thu 25 Fri 26 Sat 27 Sun 28 Mon 29 Tue 30 Wed 31

NOV

Thu 1 Fri 2 Sat 3

FESTIVAL THEATRE The Midnight Gang The Midnight Gang The Midnight Gang The Midnight Gang The Midnight Gang The Midnight Gang

7.00pm 2.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 2.00pm 7.00pm

The Midnight Gang The Midnight Gang The Midnight Gang The Midnight Gang The Midnight Gang The Midnight Gang The Midnight Gang The Midnight Gang

7.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 7.00pm 2.00pm AD 7.00pm AD 2.00pm LP 7.00pm

C

Sun 4 Mon 5 Tue 6 Wed 7 Thu 8 Fri 9 Sat 10

Thu 15 Fri 16 Sat 17 Sun 18 Mon 19 Tue 20 Wed 21 Thu 22 Fri 23 Sat 24 Sun 25 Mon 26 Tue 27 Wed 28

Wed 19 Thu 20 Fri 21 Sat 22 Sun 23 Mon 24 BH Tue 25 BH Wed 26 Thu 27 Fri 28 Sat 29 Sun 30

Sleeping Beauty

7.00pm

Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty

7.00pm 2.00pm 7.00pm 2.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm

Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty

2.00pm 7.00pm 2.00pm 7.00pm 2.00pm

Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty

4.00pm 2.00pm 7.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 7.00pm RP 2.00pm LP 7.00pm

7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm AD 7.45pm AD 2.45pm LP 7.45pm

EVENTS Post-Show: Cock, MT Theatre Tour, 10.30am, FT Play Power: Cock, 12noon, PB

Post-Show: The Midnight Gang, FT Schools’ Theatre Day: The Midnight Gang, 11am, FT Joe Stilgoe & Friends, 7pm, FT Friends Annual Meeting, 11am, FT Midnight Adventure, 3pm, PB The Watsons

P 7.45pm P P P PN

7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.00pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm

The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons

7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm

The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons

7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm

C

The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons

Thu 29 Fri 30 Sat 1

Sat 15 Sun 16 Mon 17 Tue 18

Cock Cock Cock Cock Cock Cock

The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons The Watsons

Sun 11 Mon 12 Tue 13 Wed 14

DEC

MINERVA THEATRE

Pre-Show: The Watsons, 6pm, MT

Theatre Tour, 10.30am, FT

Unfinished Manuscripts, 11am, MT

Post-Show: The Watsons, MT

7.45pm 7.45pm 2.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm AD 7.45pm AD 2.45pm LP 7.45pm

KEY S Signed performance C Captioned performance AD Audio described performance P Preview PN Press Night RP Relaxed Performance LP Last Performance BH Bank Holiday FT Festival Theatre MT Minerva Theatre PB Pimlott Building BR Minerva Brasserie MB Minerva Bar & Grill OP Oaklands Park FF Festival Theatre Foyer

IMAGE CREDITS P3 Photo Tobias Key The Chalk Garden, The Country Wife, Me and My Girl, The Meeting, Copenhagen, Flowers for Mrs Harris photos Seamus Ryan The Midnight Gang photo Paul Inskip P30, 32, 42 Photos Pete Jones P31 Photo Richard Gibbons Kate Mosse photo by Ruth Crafer P33, 34 Photos Philip Vile WITH THANKS Helen Cross Molly Peel DESIGN Bob King Creative bobkingcreative.com PRINT Bishops Printers bishops.co.uk

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COME CLOSER Our Ageless projects include dementia friendly workshops Mind, Body, Sing and Creative Responses; the Get Into It! series, offering the chance to learn new creative skills; and our Buddies scheme, for people who would benefit from attending the Theatre with a friendly volunteer companion, rather than coming alone.

Did you know that Chichester Festival Theatre is a registered charity? And that you can play an essential role and get more involved in what we do? The generosity and commitment of our supporters, whether their donation is large or small, has helped us achieve our reputation as ‘the jewel in the crown of regional theatres’ (Daily Telegraph).

This is just a taste of our work to provide life-changing experiences for vulnerable older people who might otherwise miss out. By donating, you will help us to raise the £100,000 we need to continue and expand this work.

There are many ways to support us. Whether you are an individual, a company or a charitable trust, you can get closer to the work we do both on and off the stage and we would love to hear from you.

To find out more about Ageless and other ways of supporting Chichester Festival Theatre, including membership of the Friends and Festival Players schemes, Corporate Sponsorship, and leaving a Legacy Gift in your will, please visit cft.org.uk/supportus or call the Development Team on 01243 812908.

We are currently raising funds for our Ageless campaign, which will ensure that theatre and live art remain at the heart of people’s lives, particularly for older people at risk of isolation in our local communities.

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SUPPORTERS 2018

PRINCIPAL PARTNERS

BENEFACTORS

Diamond Level

Oldham Seals Group

Prof E.F Juniper and Mrs Jilly Styles

Gold Level

HOLIDAY LETS

Silver Level

etc

Robin and Joan Alvarez David and Elizabeth Benson Philip Berry Sarah and Tony Bolton George W. Cameron OBE and Madeleine Cameron Wilfred and Jeannette Cass Sir William and Lady Castell John and Pat Clayton CMC Professional Services Clive and Frances Coward Jim Douglas Mrs Veronica J Dukes Melanie Edge Sir Vernon and Lady Ellis Steve and Sheila Evans Val and Richard Evans Simon and Luci Eyers Angela and Uri Greenwood Sir Michael and Lady Heller Anne Hewat Mr and Mrs Christopher Hogbin Basil Hyman Liz Juniper Alan and Virginia Lovell Jonathan and Clare Lubran Selina and David Marks Mrs Sheila Meadows Jerome and Elizabeth O’Hea Nick and Jo Pasricha Mrs Denise Patterson Stuart and Carolyn Popham Dame Patricia Routledge DBE Lady Sainsbury of Turville David and Sophie Shalit Jon and Ann Shapiro Simon and Melanie Shaw Greg and Katherine Slay David and Alexandra Soskin David and Unni Spiller Alan and Jackie Stannah Howard M Thompson Nicholas and Francesca Tingley Peter and Wendy Usborne Ernest Yelf Lord and Lady Young

TRUSTS AND FOUNDATIONS

The Arthur Williams Charitable Trust The Bateman Family Charitable Trust The Boltini Trust Elizabeth, Lady Cowdray’s Charity Trust The Eranda Rothschild Foundation The Noël Coward Foundation The Roddick Foundation The Vestris Trust … and all those who wish to remain anonymous

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