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Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 1DG. A registered charity.

Spring 2012

DAYTIME

WELCOME TO ‘DAYTIME AT FAIRFIELD HALLS’ Welcome to the Spring edition of ‘Daytime at Fairfield Halls’. We have a great selection of plays, lunchtime events, family shows and matinees for your enjoyment. We look forward to welcoming you to Fairfield Halls soon. CONCERT HALL

Tuesday 14 February 1.05pm

JAMES & PHILIPPA WILLSHIRE Of Love and Things - Romantic Melodies For Valentine’s Day Today’s concert will be a special for Valentine’s Day and James and Philippa Willshire will play Elgar, Schubert, Gershwin and Strauss. £5, ShowCard £4.50 (no booking fees!) ASHCROFT THEATRE

HORRIBLE HISTORIES The Terrible Tudors Wed 15 & Fri 17 Feb 2.30pm (Eve: Tue 14, Thu 16 & Sat 18 Feb 7pm) From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry’s headless wives and his punch up with the Pope. Survive the Spanish Armada as it sails into the audience!

The Vile Victorians Thu 16 & Sat 18 Feb 2.30pm (Eve: Wed 15 & Fri 17 Feb 7pm) What exactly did a baby farmer do? Can you escape the misery of the mines or the filth of the factories? Do your best to dodge the rotten railway and prepare for the Charge of the Light Brigade!

Horrible Histories

Adults £14.50, Child £10, Family £44 (per show). Book for both Horrible Histories shows and get a 20% discount on ticket prices! (£1.50 booking fee per ticket)

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Saturday 18 February 2.30pm (Eve Perf at 7.30pm) Raymond Gubbay Presents...

SWAN LAKE The greatest romantic ballet of all! This is an immortal love story filled with magic, emotion and beauty. From the opulence and splendour of the magnificent court room to the exhilarating lake scenes where swans play in perfect formation, Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly beautiful music creates a truly unforgettable experience. “A powerful performance of the tragic tale” *** Aberdeen Evening Express 2009. Adults £28 & £30, Children £15, Seniors £24.50

Swan Lake

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Tuesday 21 February 1.05pm

NICHOLAS McCARTHY Today Nicholas will be playing Prelude and Nocturne Op.9 by Scriabin and Piano Sonata in C Minor Op.179 by Reinecke. £5, ShowCard £4.50 (no booking fees!)

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Wed 22 Feb 2pm, Thu 23 Feb 3pm, Fri 24 Feb 2pm (Eve Perf: Wed 22 & Fri 24 Feb 7.30pm) Ashcroft Theatre Productions Presents...

LYSISTRATA Adaptation By Ranjit Bolt A Greek classic comedy and one of eleven surviving plays written by Aristophanes. The men of Athens are away fighting a long and futile war in a foreign land. Their women have had enough. They form a pact and so the battle moves into the bedroom. No sex for the men – unless the women get Peace. A contemporary and gripping interpretation of this raucous play. Adults £14, Concessions £11, Schools £9.50, Family Ticket £40 (no

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Saturday 25 February 1pm & 3.30pm

FIREMAN SAM Pontypandy Rocks! Join Fireman Sam, and all his friends, as Pontypandy hosts its first ever music festival! Station Officer Steel has booked a surprise guest star to perform at the festival, it’s a big secret. With so much to plan and prepare, Norman Price and Mandy Flood are told to stay out of mischief but Naughty Norman is determined to find out who the secret superstar guest will be... at any cost. With great songs, daring rescues, and more adventure than ever before, you won't want to miss this live show! Adults £12.50, Children £10, Family Ticket £42 (£1.50 booking fee per ticket) CONCERT HALL

Wednesday 29 February 5pm (Eve Perf at 8pm)

THE MOSCOW STATE CIRCUS Babushkin Sekret

The Moscow State Circus

The Moscow State Circus brings its latest and most spectacular show to date to the UK with this sensational extravaganza. The newly devised show includes the beautiful Queen of Russian Circus, Yana Alievia, on a revolving aerial Chandelier, the Whirlwind Rubsovs troupe who acrobatically catapult themselves at breakneck speed across the stage, the high flying bouncing and back flipping Vaisilliov’s bamboo bravados on the Russian Vertical bars, the hilarious trampoline capers of Professor Balakov and the award winning clowns, Valik and Valerik will have you falling off them with laughter. Adults £18.50, £25 & £30, Children £12, Family Ticket £70

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Thu 1 & Sat 3 March 2.30pm (Eve Perf: Tues 28 Feb – Sat 3 March 7.45pm) Planet Theatre Productions Presents Terence Rattigan’s...

LESS THAN KIND London 1944. With the war reaching its climax on the Normandy beaches, while at home ‘buzzbombs’ are falling on London, a senior Cabinet Minister in charge of tank production also has domestic problems. He is having an affair with a charming widow whose son, evacuated to Canada for the duration, now returns as a teenager socialist and lambasts the Minister as a lascivious capitalist exploiter. A sparkling comedy of manners and a psycho-sexual drama, Less Than Kind has astounded critics. Starring James Wilby (Maurice, Gosford Park) and Sara Crowe (Calendar Girls, Four Weddings and a Funeral). £21, Concessions £18 (Eve Perf: Tue £18, Wed - Thu £21, Concessions £18, Fri & Sat eve £25, Concessions £20)

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Fri 9 March 1pm, Post-Show Discussion with the Cast (Eve Perf: Thu 8 – Sat 10 March 7.45pm) The Hull Truck Production of...

DNA Starring James Alexandrou (EastEnders). A compelling thriller by award winning writer Dennis Kelly. Directed and designed by Anthony Banks (National Theatre). A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where’s the incentive to put things right? ‘Punchy without being preachy; tackles moral issues without moralising - Dennis Kelly offers a witty take on the dark side of group mentality’ The Independent. Adults £16, Under 16s £10, Family Ticket £45, Schools £8.50 (£1.50 booking fee per ticket) CONCERT HALL

Tuesday 13 March 1.05pm

PHILLIP DYSON Phillip invites you to another sensational show of piano music classic hits, featuring: Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Chopin’s Fantaisie-Impromptu, Debussy’s Claire de Lune, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue... and much more! £5, ShowCard £4.50 (no booking fees!) ASHCROFT THEATRE

Thu 15 & Sat 17 Mar 2.30pm (Eve Perf: Tue 13 – Sat 17 Mar 7.45pm) Alan Darlow Productions Present...

ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR ‘Roll on up, see the main attraction, get your money ready, let's take a ride...’ TV's newest EastEnders star, David Essex leads the cast of his musical set in a world of an authentic East End funfair. David Essex and Boogie Nights creator Jon Conway invite you to a rollercoaster ride of a musical, underscored by a helter-skelter of David Essex hits such as: Hold Me Close, Gonna Make You a Star, Me and My Girl – Nightclubbing, Silver Dream Machine and Rock On. £22.50, £27.50 & £29.50 (Eve Perf: Tues, Weds & Thu £22.50, £27.50 & £29.50, Fri & Sat £24.50, £29.50 & £31.50)

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Wednesday 21 March 2.30pm

CROYDON STAGERS Music Hall Croydon Stagers are back with their ever-popular Music Hall. Come along and join in the fun and sing-along to all your favourite melodies with your own, your very own, local multi-talented artistes! £10 CONCERT HALL

Saturday 24 March 11am

ARTHUR DAVISON FAMILY CONCERT The Adventures of Sinbad Conductor - Darrell Davison, Narrator - David Leonard, Trombone - David Whitson, Croydon Symphony Orchestra. A concert of colourful characters such as heroes William Tell, El Cid and The Flying Dutchman and villains Billy the Kid, the Gnome and Kikimora the Spider. Our dramatic story is based on the Adventures of Sinbad accompanied by the wonderful music of RimskyKorsakov’s Scheherazade. Top trombonist David Whitson presents his wonderful world of Brass. £7.50, Groups of 4 or more £6.50 each (no booking fees!)

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Sunday 25 March 3pm

AMERICAN SUPERSLAM WRESTLING SPECTACULAR The massive 20 man Royal Rumble returns to the rings of Fairfield for this major action-packed afternoon of top American and world stars competing against the best of British for the title of ‘King of the Ring’. Action is guaranteed when the ring will have 20 massive bodies throwing each other over the top rope ready for elimination. Only ONE man can survive the battle. Adults £15, Children £10, Family Ticket £45 (no booking fees!) ASHCROFT THEATRE

Fri 30 Mar - Sun 1 Apr 4pm, Extra Performances on Sat 31 Mar at 10am & 1pm

PEPPA PIG’S TREASURE HUNT

Peppa Pig’s Treasure Hunt

Ahoy there me Hearties! Peppa Pig and her friends are going on a treasure hunt and need your help! Peppa, George and Danny Dog are up to fun and games on a day out on Grandad Dog's boat. Help them, with Pedro Pony, Polly Parrot and Zoe Zebra to follow the clues and find their treasure as they all enjoy a day of adventure. 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. Full sail! Ahoy! Arrrrr! Adults £12.50 & £14.50, Child £10.50 & £12.50, Family £50 (£1.50 booking fee per ticket)

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Tuesday 3 April 1.05pm

BENEFIT CONCERT FOR SCAT (SKELETAL CANCER ACTION TRUST) Megan Whiteley (flute), Fred Scott (piano), Cornelius Bruinsma (guitars) and friends perform a programme of Classics to Jazz including music by Chick Corea, Claude Bolling, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and others. £5, ShowCard £4.50 (no booking fees!) ASHCROFT THEATRE

Thursday 5 April 2.30pm

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WEST END SONGBOOK Blue Star Productions return by popular demand for the fourth time to Fairfield Halls with their popular show West End Songbook. Barrie Stacey with the ‘West End Singers' and Musical Director David Carter bring you a feast of music from the West End Theatre and beyond. If you have a favourite song let them know and they will try to include it in the show. £10

West End Songbook

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Tuesday 10 April 1.05pm

PHILIP FOWKE The Art of Encore A celebration of the great pianists of the past and works associated with them: Paderewski, Grieg, Dohnanyi, Levitski, Chopin.....not forgetting Billy Mayerl. £5, ShowCard £4.50 (no booking fees!)

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Thu 12 & Sat 14 Apr 2.30pm (Eve Perf: Tue 10 – Sat 14 Apr 7.45pm) The Rosemary Branch Theatre in association with the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Present...

SENSE & SENSIBILITY

Sense & Sensibility

Elinor keeps her head, Marianne loses her heart.... Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel of two sisters and their search for love in a society bound by financial fortune. Helen Tennison directs this comedy of manners, marriage and much much gossip... A play by Roger Parsley and Andy Graham, presented by arrangement with Samuel French Limited. £18, Concs £14

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Fri 20 & Sat 21 April 2.30pm (Eve Perf: Thu 19 – Sat 21 April 7.45pm) Angela Browne Ltd Presents...

RAINING MEN When life’s a drag, there’s only one thing you can do… It’s coming up to Halloween and the nightclub in which the trio all work has no act, so the boys decide to put on a little show of their own! Raining Men is the story of Phil the bouncer, Doug the DJ, and Colin the barman and a night where The Full Monty meets Priscilla, Queen of the Desert… Strictly adults only - strong language and adult content from the start! £18, Concessions £14

Raining Men

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Tuesday 24 April 1.05pm

VIOLIN & PIANO DUOS BY TAMSIN WALEY-COHEN AND JAKOB FICHERT Delius & Grieg For the Delius year 2012 Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Jakob Fichert are presenting a programme consisting of one of the composer's early masterpieces together with Grieg's Sonata No.2. £5, ShowCard £4.50 (no booking fees!)

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Thursday 26 April 2.30pm

WE’LL MEET AGAIN - THE DIAMOND JUBILEE SHOW Don’t miss Britain’s best matinee show presented by Duggie Chapman MBE. This Wartime Cavalcade celebration show includes a celebration of the music around the time of the Queen’s Coronation, to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. Starring Adam Daye (from TVs Who Do You Do), Marilyn Hill Smith (from BBC’s Friday Night Is Music Night), Tony Leyton, Andy Eastwood, hosted by Mervyn Francis with music from the fabulous The Martyn St James Band. £12.50, Seniors £10.50 ASHCROFT THEATRE

Saturday 28 April 10.30am & 1pm, Sunday 29 April 3.30pm

THE WHEELS ON THE BUS

The Wheels on The Bus

Climb aboard Buster the big red bus and meet all of his friends as they embark on a magical adventure! Music and song come to the stage in this delightful treat which will get the kids up and dancing to their family favourites. Developed with teachers to support the early years foundation stage to give the kids a thrilling theatre experience. Adults £12, Children £10, Family Ticket £35 (£1.50 booking fee per ticket)

All shows are subject to a £2.25 booking fee per ticket unless otherwise stated, or £1 per ticket when paying in cash (in person at the Box Office). BoxOffice 020 8688 9291

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Daytime At Fairfield Halls Spring 2012