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FEBRUARY – MAY 2014 Box Office: 01293 553636


WELCOME TO A NEW SEASON Welcome to The Hawth’s Spring season, packed with shows to delight and entertain everyone in the coming months. The Curzon Cinema continues to go from strength to strength with an ever-expanding programme of film – from family favourites, classics, blockbusters and art house. The best way to enjoy the screenings is by signing up for a Curzon Card. For just £10 a month you can enjoy unlimited screenings as well as a host of other benefits including discounts on food and drink, and even some live shows! Don’t forget to keep in touch with all the latest news from The Hawth by signing up to our enewsletter on the website, or by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Lee Mack

Fri 5 & Sat 6 September 8pm • Theatre Hit The Road Mack Tour warm-up Join the multi-award winning star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie To You? as he warms up for his brand new live tour. Expect his trademark brand of high energy banter, well-crafted gags and sharp one-liners in one of the most hotly anticipated shows of the year.



Highlights at The Hawth The Spring season offers a wide, varied and contrasting programme over the coming months.

Lottery Lottery • Sat 22 & Sun 23 February • p11

There’s a great deal to laugh about with comedy featuring up and coming acts in the Studio; girls’ nights out with hit shows Hot Flush! and 51 Shades of Maggie, to established comedy stars such as Jimmy Carr, Jimeoin and Omid Djalili. The Arts Council funded Going Global programme continues with parkour, comedy and drama among its many delights, drawing performers from all over the world and the UK to The Hawth.

Dinosaur Zoo • Fri 14 & Sat 15 February • p9

If you’ve ever fancied treading the boards yourself, there’s plenty of opportunities with our Sway Classes in ballet, musical theatre, street dance and more!


Don’t miss

There are also spectacular productions of Dinosaur Zoo, Tap Factory, Peter Pan on Ice and the martial arts show Immortal Chi to look forward too.

Tap Factory • Tue 4 & Wed 5 March • p15

With music ranging from solo blues shows to the magnificence of the Royal Philharmonic and Moscow Philharmonic Orchestras and drama from Dracula to The Gospel of Matthew and new writing to Agatha Christie’s legendary The Mousetrap celebrating 60 years on stage it looks like a season to remember!

Moscow City Ballet • Thur 6 & Fri 7 March • p15 3

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Café Vita Light Bites Open weekdays from 11am for morning coffee, tea, cakes and pastries and from 12pm - 2pm for lunch. Café Vita offers delicious light bites perfect for lunchtime, including salads, omelettes, filled jacket potatoes, paninis, and freshly prepared daily specials. A children’s menu is also available weekdays and prior to all family shows. Pick up a Reward Card, purchase eight Specials of Favourites and get 1 free!

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The Hawth is the perfect place to host any celebration! 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 wedding receptions, anniversaries, birthdays and business celebrations. 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.

Functions and Weddings The Spotlight room is also available for functions and special occasions. We cater for parties of 30 - 100 for weddings, anniversaries, company functions and parties. The Hawth will shortly be able to host ceremonies .

Children’s Parties Combine coming to see a show or the screening of a favourite film with your choice of food. We can also provide personalised invitations, booster seats when required, colouring sheets and maybe a chance to meet the cast! To find out more contact: Jackie Draper 01293 859949

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Tue 22 & Wed 23 April 7.45pm • Studio

Access Performances which will be BSL Interpreted Cinderella Sat 21 December 2pm & 5.30pm (Signer: Ann McAllister) The Mousetrap Fri 2 May 7.30pm (Signer: Julie Thompson) One Man, Two Guvnors Fri 22 August 7.30pm (Signer: Donna Ruane) Performances which will be Audio Described: Cinderella Sat 21 December 2pm & 5.30pm The Mousetrap Sat 3 May 2.30pm One Man, Two Guvnors Sat 23 August 2.30pm Talking Programmes Crawley Audio Description Service offers background information on the production and performers prior to selected performances. The service is available via headsets and begins 15 minutes before the following performances: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sun 23 February 7.30pm Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra Tue 20 May 7.30pm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sun 15 June 7.30pm Opera della Luna The Mikado Tue 25 February 7.30pm English Touring Opera The Magic Flute Mon 5 May 7.30pm English Touring Opera Paul Bunyan Tue 6 May 7.30pm This brochure is available in large print, Braille, CD and emailed text versions on request from the Box Office. An audio version is also available on on the Access page. For further details including discounted ticket prices please contact the Box Office on 01293 553636.

Snakes and Ladders

Written by Sarah Naomi Lee Directed by Kerri McLean Snakes and Ladders is a bold and powerful darkly comic drama about race identity and the testing of family loyalties partly inspired by real life stories and memories collected from black hairdressers in the South East. Amma can’t bear to relax, Kim loves being the one ‘blessed’ with ‘good hair’ and Sista is allergic to all forms of family life, Beyonce and any Timotei advert. Each sister knows there place, that is until Simone comes along and suddenly no one knows who they are anymore. Think Mike Leigh meets jerk chicken, this play will make you both laugh and cry, a definite must see. ‘Sarah Naomi Lee’s writing is fresh, bouyant, and touching’ - Financial Times ‘Kerri McLean’s direction is very effective and dynamic ‘***** (5 star review) - Latest


Hawth Friends


Matt Richardson Hometown Hero Tour

Sun 13 April 7.45pm • Studio Come and join multi-award winning comic and co-host of The Xtra Factor Matt Richardson. In just three years Matt has rapidly established himself as one of the hottest and most exciting acts on the comedy circuit, appearing on Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Fake Reaction (ITV2) and Sweat The Small Stuff (BBC3). Hometown Hero is his highly anticipated debut show. High Energy, hilarious...and a little bit rude! ‘Mildly laddish, but self deprecating stories all delivered with an irresistible twinkle’ The Guardian TICKETS: £11 Age: 16+


John Robbins Fri 31 January 7.45pm • Studio Where is My Mind? John Robins brings his Edinburgh Festival hit show to Crawley. Alter egos, ailments, love, nostalgia, indie-nights and belly-laughs. An hour full of raucous stand-up for anyone who’s tried to live in the moment, only to realise that moment happened over a decade ago. As Seen on Russell Howard’s Good News, 8 Out of 10 Cats: Deal Or No Deal Mash-up. ‘sparkling stand-up’ The Times ‘one man, one microphone, one fantastically funny show’ Three Weeks TICKETS: £11

Pole Passion Presents

World Pole Sport & Fitness Championships Sat 1 February 3pm • Theatre Featuring international males, females and synchronised doubles. World Pole Dance, the original and ultimate global World Pole Sport Competition and Showcase brings together over 26 countries from 5 continents and features the world’s best pole performers and athletes in a dynamic and energetic showcase event, demonstrating sheer physical strength, skill and stamina and individually choreographed routines.Previously hosted in Jamaica, Switzerland and Hungary this is the first time the UK has experienced anything like this! TICKETS: £25.50 DISCOUNTS: £13.50 Hire - A Pole Passion event

Zeroplus Theatre

The Maharajah and the Kohinoor Sat 1 February 11am • Studio by Hardial S. Rai Before it became part of the Crown Jewels, the Kohinoor diamond had many keepers, many Kings and many Emperors but there was one who was very special… the young Maharajah. Separated from his mother and deposed at the age of eleven, the Last Emperor of the Sikhs finds an unlikely but loyal friend in Queen Victoria. ‘Storytelling at its best… one of the festival’s finest theatrical moments’ Stratford Herald Suitable for children aged 5 and upwards TICKETS: £7.50 DISCOUNTS: FAMILY OF FOUR: £22


A Going Global Arts Development event supported by Arts Council England

Burlesque Show

Sat 1 February 7.30pm • Studio

Fri 7 February 7.30pm • Theatre

The Black or White Tour Spirit Medium, Andrew Dee is here to guide you through some of life’s mysteries. One of this country’s finest mediums, Andrew’s nononsense, back-to-basics style of mediumship will be on display for your delight. The evidence he brings from your loved ones in the spirit world aims to lift the lid on any questions you may have about this life and the hereafter. More importantly, your loved ones will be working with him to leave you in no doubt about their presence.

Back by popular demand! A stunning night of sophisticated tease with wonderful comedy and music featuring the UK’s finest artistes of the genre. Beautiful choreography, hilarious routines and classic humour combine to deliver the most highly regarded production of its kind in the UK. The award-winning performances will delight and excite. Join us for a truly delicious night of tassels, tease and titivating laughter at our fun-filled evening of burlesque and cabaret.

TICKETS: £13 DISCOUNTS: OVER 60/HAWTH FRIEND: £11 Hire - An Andrew Dee promotion TICKETS: £20.50

“Wow, what a night” What’s On North East


Andrew Dee

Jazz Night Chico Chica Sat 8 Febuary 7.45pm • Studio The Latin-pop vocal group of musicians entertain with a light-hearted show of classic and original songs mixing Latin and gypsy in a cabaret format with spontaneity, style, humour, passion and dazzling jazz improvisations. The band features the trumpet and flugelhorn of Barbara Snow, the vocals and guitar of Tom Hannah and Hilary Cameron’s keyboard and vocal talents. Enjoy the performance in a cabaret setting complete with a choice of daily specials or sharing platters from Café Vita and drinks at your table. TICKETS: £14 (£13 IN ADVANCE) Hire - A Listening Room promotion


51 Shades of Maggie Sun 9 February 7.30pm • Theatre The best selling hit comedy send-up of 50 Shades of Grey. Lovable Maggie is a working class girl who knows what she wants in a man, however, like most women, has been let down by all the men in her life. Attending an interview at the Social Security Maggie meets the handsome and hunky Mr Big! Will he turn out to be the man of her dreams, or will his ‘Private Room of Pain’ put her off? This hilarious new play full of naughty bits. Join Maggie and her friends on this (slightly filthy) journey of love, booze and whips! Please note due to the strong language and themes of an adult nature this show is deemed unsuitable for anyone under the age of 16. TICKETS: £21 DISCOUNTS: £19

The Urban Playground

Run This Town Wed 12 February 7.30pm • Theatre Who runs the town? The highest office gives the best view of all but it’s a long way from the street and the quickest way down is to fall… A group of hi-rise city workers climb the career ladder, slide on the slippery slope of success, engage in an office romance and fight to make a killing before they get the push. The Urban Playground Team is the original and premiere Performance-Parkour company, bringing together urban and contemporary dance theatre with authentic French Parkour, the unique electronica of Chris Umney and the stunning cinematography of Sacha Powell. TICKETS: £13 DISCOUNTS: £11 OUT:SMART/STUDENTS: £8.50 A Going Global Arts Development event supported by Arts Council England



Women of the World Thu 13 February 7.30pm • Theatre An extraordinary line-up of comedic talent comes to Crawley starring some of the very best of stand-ups in the country. Ava Vidal, star of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Mock the Week ‘stand up with a hard, dark edge, a refreshing change’ (Melbourne Age); Luisa Omielan a huge hit from Edinburgh and her sell-out London run of What Would Beyonce Do? ‘about as funny as any comedy needs to get’ (Telegraph); and Katerina Vrana from Radio 4’s Broadcasting House and BBC 1’s Broadcasting House ‘fizzles with verve and likeability’ (Chortle). Plus Funny Women Award Winner Suzy Bennett ‘ a naturally funny person - very funny indeed’ (Jimmy Carr) and Mary Bourke, writer for Mock the Week and 8 out of 10 Cats ‘Intelligent and very, very funny’ (Time Out). Hosted by Hackney Empire Finalist 2011 and listed on Huffington Post’s Top 50 women to follow on Twitter, Sajeela Kershi. TICKETS: £13.50 DISCOUNTS: £12 A Going Global Arts Development event supported by Arts Council England

Dinosaur Zoo Fri 14 4.30pm, Sat 15 February 11am & 2pm • Theatre It’s #Dinosaursome Dare to get up close and personal! Direct from the West End, Dinosaur Zoo brings these awesome prehistoric creatures to the stage as you’ve never seen them before! From cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, observe and interact with these extraordinary life-like dinosaurs in this imaginative and hilarious live show. But watch out - not all of these ravenous reptiles are as tame as they seem! Running time: 50 minutes (no interval) followed by a meet & greet with the dinosaurs. A tyrannosauric treat for all ages 3+.

‘HHHH...Puppet-tastic! Thoroughly entertaining. A delight’


Time Out Critic’s Choice 9

Blues Night

Aynsley Lister ‘Superb’ The Times

Fri 14 & Sat 15 February 7.45pm • Studio One of the UK’s finest proponents of rocking blues, this is a rare chance to see Aynsley Lister up close and personal in a stripped down, intimate setting. Expect an evening of finely crafted songs performed with a passion and conviction that will have you hooked from the very first chord. Enjoy the performance in a cabaret setting complete with a choice of daily specials or sharing platters from Café Vita and drinks at your table. TICKETS: £15 In association with Crawley Blues Club

Virtuoso GUS Band Sun 16 February 3pm • Theatre One of the most famous and historic band names in the brass band world take to the stage for an afternoon of superb music. Future concerts in the brass season include Brighouse & Rastrick Band (Sat 29 March 7.30pm), Grimethorpe Colliery (Sun 5 October), Cory Band (Sun 26 October) and Black Dyke Band (Sun 23 November). All concerts at 3pm unless stated. TICKETS: £12.50 DISCOUNTS: £11 BOOK FOR MORE THAN ONE CONCERT AND SAVE MONEY. Tickets are £10 each if you book for 3 concerts, £9.50 If you book 4, £9 if you book 5, and £8.50 If you book for the whole season. Two course carvery available prior to the concert from 12noon. Tickets available in advance from Box Office.

Studio Jazz

Alan Barnes Wed 19 February 7.45pm • Studio Alan has played on albums by Selina Jones, Bjork, Bryan Ferry, Michel LeGrande, Van Morrison, Clare Teale, Westlife and Jamie Cullum and on soundtracks including Chicago and The Great Gatsby. Alan played regularly on TV’s Michael Parkinson Show and has won many British Jazz Awards in the alto, baritone, clarinet and arranging categories. Well known for his repartee, as well as his


playing, Alan is joined on this gig by Robin Aspland at the piano. Enjoy the performance in a cabaret setting complete with a choice of daily specials or sharing platters from the Café Vita and drinks at your table. TICKETS: £14 (£13 IN ADVANCE) Hire – A Listening Room promotion

Sun 23 February 7.30pm • Theatre Beethoven Beethoven Beethoven Beethoven


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Masterpieces Egmont Overture Triple Concerto Piano Concerto No.5, ‘Emperor’

Director/Piano: Freddy Kempf Violin: Clio Gould Cello: Tim Gill

Shivam Theatre

Lottery Lottery Sat 22 & Sun 23 February • Studio Sat 7.30pm Sun 2.30pm If God were to visit you one day in your house and promised you the lottery jackpot, but in return you would have to give up something, what would that be? See the real colour of money in a healthy wealthy Gujlish (20% Gujarati and 80% English) comedy, a farcical satire packed with loads of music and dance, poking fun at materialistic aspirations! TICKETS: £10.50 DISCOUNTS: £8.50 A Going Global Arts Development event supported by Arts Council England

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents a magnificent concert of masterworks by Beethoven. His dramatic Egmont Overture introduces the Triple Concerto, performed by international pianist Freddy Kempf and acclaimed principal players of the Orchestra, violinist Clio Gould and cellist Tim Gill. Ending with a flourish Freddy Kempf performs Beethoven’s ever-popular ‘Emperor’ Piano Concerto. TICKETS: £29.75, £25.75

Pre-concert Talk Sun 23 February 6.30pm • Theatre Music lecturer Terry Barfoot offers an entertaining and informative introduction to Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. TICKETS: £4 (FREE TO SUBSCRIBERS) Pre-Concert 3 course waitress-served meal available from 5pm. Tickets: £21.50.


Opera della Luna

The Mikado Tue 25 February 7.30pm • Theatre Set in the zany flashy world of modern fashion houses with costumes inspired by Versace and Gaultier, this energetic production promises a riot of gorgeous and bizarre creations. Expect sequins, stunning gowns, glamour, glorious singing, and of course, the company’s inimitable brand of madcap humour. The cast includes Opera della Luna stalwarts and Gilbert and Sullivan specialists: Richard Gauntlett as Ko-Ko, Louise Crane as Katisha and John Griffiths as The Mikado. A delight for even the most hardened traditionalists and those who have consigned G&S to the dustbin of history! TICKETS: £20.75 DISCOUNTS: £18.25

Julie Felix Tue 25 February 7.45pm • Studio Throughout her 50 year career Julie has passionately embraced the cause of peace, singing songs of protest at rallies and inspiring audiences young and old around the world. An international artist of great distinction with a pure and powerful voice and her performances are guaranteed to leave you feeling uplifted and inspired to change the world for the better! TICKETS: £16.50

‘vivacious... delightful... mischievous and witty’ Financial Times


Mail on Sunday

Susan Calman Wed 26 February 7.45pm • Studio Blackeyed Theatre in association with South Hill Park


Wed 26 February 7.30pm • Theatre ‘I can give you your forbidden, secret desire – the soft bitter touch of my kiss, the surrender, the chance to live and love for ever.’ Stretching from London, through provincial England, to the mountainous wastes of Transylvania, Bram Stoker’s timeless gothic thriller embodies the struggle to break taboos, resist temptation and stop the unknown outside becoming the enemy within. As Dracula’s shadow looms large over England, a small group of young men and women, lead by Professor Van Helsing, are locked in a struggle for survival where only the fittest will survive. This brilliant, theatrical treatment of Bram Stoker’s adventure blends Victorian Gothic with the contemporary. With specially commissioned live music, powerful ensemble performances and innovative design, you are promised an exciting and thought-provoking theatrical experience.

The first stage of comedian Susan Calman’s new UK tour sees her perform a new hour-long ‘work-inprogress’. Edinburgh Fringe favourite Susan has her own Radio 4 series and is a regular on the News Quiz and The Now Show as well as Have I Got News For You and QI. Susan will be asking lots of questions. Questions like where is she, what is she doing with her life, and can she put cat wrangler as her occupation on a mortgage application? Susan thinks about a lot of things. Sometimes she says them out loud, often just to her cats, but sometimes to other people as well. Come and listen as Susan says all the right funny words, just not necessarily in the right order. TICKETS: £11

Recommended for age 13+

That’ll Be The Day

Thur 27 February 7.30pm • Theatre


‘One of the most innovative, audacious companies working in contemporary English theatre’ The Stage


‘HHHH... pocket dynamo’

It’s party time again as the nation’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show returns with another opportunity to see its 2014 production! This hugely entertaining rock ‘n’ roll spectacular features a fantastic line up of knock-out hits from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s, plus loads more zany comedy routines. Prepare for an unforgettable night of nostalgia, laughs and rock ‘n’ roll! ‘not to be missed!’ Daily Mail TICKETS: £25.50


Comic Angels present

Immigrant Diaries Thu 27 February 7.45pm • Studio Statistics don’t really tell the story of immigrants, people do. A return visit for the show first seen in November as a new line-up reveal their own personal journeys on living in the UK. Hosted by Sajeela Kershi and featuring writer and broadcaster Shyama Perera, comedian and writer Juliet Meyers plus more guests to be announced. A great night of comedy and storytelling.


Nights On Broadway

The Bee Gees Story Fri 28 February 7.30pm • Theatre The story of three brothers who, from singing close harmony as children, grew to become world superstars. A fantastic live concert featuring the Gibb brothers’ incredible songs from the ‘60s to the ‘90s - classic hits, acoustic medleys and dance floor favourites. A sensational live concert, with a seven piece band that pride themselves on musical authenticity, and an accurate recreation of the vocal talents and harmonies of the Bee Gees. TICKETS: £19.50 Curry and a Beer Offer: choice of curries and a beer (or wine or soft drink) before the show for £12.95 (£11.95 if booked in advance).

Joel Dommett

Practical Joker - Stand Up Fri 28 February 7.45pm • Studio Standup comic Joel Dommett from BBC3’s Impractical Jokers and Russell Howard’s Good News. You may also know Joel from being the face of MTV News throughout 2012, Live in Chelsea (E4) and How to Survive a Disaster Movie (Channel 5). Joel is one of the fastest rising stars on the UK comedy circuit having gained rave reviews for his debut solo Edinburgh show. Joel was also in Skins on E4 but his hair was different and he doesn’t like to talk about it. ‘Dommett has got what it takes to make it to the top… catch him on the way up’ Daily Telegraph TICKETS: £13 DISCOUNTS: £11


Tue 4 & Wed 5 March 7.30pm • Theatre Tap Dance at its stomping best! A dazzling production where Stomp meets Tap Dogs! Their feet have a life of their own, and the rhythm never stops. The world’s best tap dancers and international musicians blend the art of percussion with dance and acrobatics direct from sell out tours in Europe and South America. This amazing fully choreographed spectacular features mind blowing live percussion, and gorgeous male dancers and acrobats to set your pulses racing. Urban, tap, hip hop, comedy, and aerial acrobatics combine in this high octane spectacular. TICKETS: £22 DISCOUNTS: £20 CHILD/OUT:SMART: £16


Tap Factory

Moscow City Ballet with the Moscow City Ballet Orchestra Thur 6 & Fri 7 March 7.30pm • Theatre Celebrating 25 years, Moscow City Ballet is currently at its outstanding artistic best.

The Nutcracker Artistic Director Smirnov-Govolanov’s version of Nutcracker has an innovative freshness and the orchestra, choreography, interpretation, beauty and outstanding virtuoso performances win repeatedly rave reviews. ‘Finished with a dazzling flourish and justifiably brought the house down’ Sunday Express

Don Quixote A light-hearted ballet which showcases the theatricality, virtuosity and bravura of the entire company of dancers. Enjoying a 21st century renaissance Don Quixote is currently a showpiece for the Bolshoi Ballet and the latest revival of St Petersburg’s Mikhailovsky Ballet. Prepare for an unrivalled evening of explosive ballet fireworks. TICKETS: £34.50 DISCOUNTS: £32.50 GROUPS OF 10: £29.50


Hazel O’Connor Here She Comes Tour

Thur 6 March 7.30pm • Studio Coinciding with the publication of Hazel’s autobiography and celebrating the release of the re-mastered DVD of the iconic movie Breaking Glass, the award-winning singer songwriter returns. Teaming up with legendary performers saxophonist Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Communards, Bowie) and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards, the superb blend of the three voices and musicianship adds a sweet touch of class. Live and onstage, her unforgettable songs from the film including Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, and If Only seem even more relevant. A soulful introspective dip into Hazel’s stunning portfolio - the old and the new with stories and tales from along

‘absolutely fantastic, bringing the entire audience roaring to its feet’ Daily Telegraph the way featuring some of the greatest songs from the 20th Century delivered with passion and fire followed by a special meet and greet after the show. Plus support TICKETS: £17.50

The Chuckle Brothers 2014 A Space Oddity

Sat 8 March 2pm • Theatre Paul and Barry visit a toy shop to buy some water pistols. Whilst trying them out they notice a toy space ship. Don’t touch anything the shop keeper shouts out! Especially that button! This button they ask? Yes he replies. But being The Chuckle Brothers they can’t resist it! ‘Oh Dear! Oh Dear!’ they cry out as they magically launch into a new adventure! TICKETS: £15 DISCOUNTS: FAMILY OF FOUR: £54

Only Fools And Boycie Sun 9 March 7.45pm • Studio An intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation’s greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career. Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he’ll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best as well as recalling tales from his time in other TV classics. John will sign copies of his autobiography during the evening. TICKETS: £16 DISCOUNTS: £15



Gordon Campbell Big Band Sun 9 March 3pm • Theatre Featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Les Brown, Billy May, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Ted Heath and the songs of Frank Sinatra. Featuring vocalist Matthew Ford and introduced by Sheila Tracy. TICKETS: £13.50 DISCOUNTS: £12.50 Two course carvery available prior to the concert from 12noon. Tickets available in advance from Box Office.

Blues Night

Forward Motion Sat 15 & Sun 16 March Sat 7.30pm, Sun 3pm • Theatre A Day of Dance The ever popular dance gala bursts on to the stage again for a highly energetic evening of dance. As local dance groups display their incredible talent you can expect many different dance styles including street, tap, Irish, modern, jazz, ballroom and belly dance! A must for anyone with a passion for dance. TICKETS: £10 DISCOUNTS: £9 A Crawley Arts Development event

Brooks Williams Tue 18 March 7.45pm • Studio Brooks returns for another night of crossover Americana music firmly rooted in the blues. Exquisite guitar playing matched by a wonderful voice, Brooks brings his own interpretation to blues classics blended with masterful self penned material. Enjoy the performance in a cabaret setting complete with a choice of daily specials, sharing platters and drinks from Café Vita which you can enjoy at your table. TICKETS: £13 In association with Crawley Blues Club


The Rat Pack Tue 18 March 7.45pm • Theatre Purveyors of Cool swing into town with The Greatest Music of the 20th Century. Wonderful memories of legendary performers. Frank Sinatra - Dean Martin - Sammy Davis Every song a classic - Come Fly with Me, Volare, That’s Amore, Under My Skin, Mr Bojangles, Mack The Knife, and many more of your favourites. The BBC summed it up in one word - magnificent! TICKETS: £21

“Superb, tremendously entertaining” The Stage

Half Moon and Full House Theatre

Big Red Bath

Sat 22 March 12noon • Studio A quirky, vibrant and humorous adaptation the popular children’s picture book for 2-5 year olds. Rubba-Dubba-Giggle, Rubba-Dubba-Laugh, there’s magic to be found in the Big Red Bath. Come with us on a bubbly, barmy bath time adventure around the world and home again celebrating all things bath time. A quirky, vibrant and humorous adaptation of Julia Jarman and Adrian Reynolds’ popular children’s picture book blending music, song and humorous character-based performances. TICKETS: £8 FAMILY OF FOUR: £28

Studio Jazz

Frank Griffith Wed 19 March 7.45pm • Studio Frank performs a mix of ’50s and ’60s mainstream jazz standards as well as a hand picked selection of songs associated with the tenor titan, Stan Getz. American Frank Griffiths’ many credits include playing in the orchestras of Buddy Rich and Mel Torme. Enjoy the performance in a cabaret setting complete with a choice of daily specials or sharing platters from the Café Vita and drinks at your table. Hire – A Listening Room promotion TICKETS: £14 DISCOUNTS: £13



Kerry Godliman Thur 20 March 7.45pm • Studio Star of Live At The Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Kerry recently appeared as Hannah in Ricky Gervais’ sitcom Derek and playing Lacey Turner’s mum in Our Girl. You might also have caught her in Miranda, Getting On, Extras, Spoons and Home Time among others. Last year she supported Micky Flanagan on tour and took her critically acclaimed show Wonder Woman to the Edinburgh Festival. Her Radio 4 show Kerry’s List aired last Spring. TICKETS: £13

‘Goes for the jugular. Quick wit, frank and engaging’ Independent

Copthorne Scout & Guides

Gang Show Sweet Baby James Sat 22 March 7.45pm • Studio A must-see retrospective and a real treat for James Taylor fans. Talented duo Brian Dales (guitar/voice) and Jon Chamberlain (keyboards) play the music of the legendary troubadour. Powerful, soulful, sensitive and timeless music including Fire & Rain, You’ve Got A Friend, Carolina In My Mind, Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight, Copperline, You Can Close Your Eyes, Secret O’ Life, Steamroller Blues, Walking My Baby Back Home and more. TICKETS: £13.50

Sat 22 March 4pm & 7.30pm • Theatre Copthorne Scouts & Guides look forward to welcoming you to this family variety show packed with surprises. It’s nearly 50 years since the first Copthorne Gang Show and they’ve been at The Hawth since 1991. The young cast of about 300, all from 1st Copthorne Scout Group and Girlguiding Copthorne District, are ready once again to put their best foot forward as they sing and dance their way through this lively and entertaining show. Sketches and original items will keep everyone amused, and there may even be a bit of Ralph Reader nostalgia for the oldies amongst you… come along and join the fun! TICKETS: 4PM: £11 (CHILD/OVER60): £7.50. BUY 12 GET ONE FREE. 7.30PM: £15 (CHILD/OVER60): £11


Dimitris Dekavallas Sun 23 March 7.30pm • Studio Mertz Tarantelle, Variations Mignonnes Giuliani Variations on a theme by Handel Barrios-Mangore Una limosna por el amor de dios, La Cathedral Morel Danza Brasilera, Misionera Albeniz Asturias, Mallorca, Sevilla Sanz Canarios De Falla The Miller’s Dance Anonymous Four traditional Spanish songs (arr. Dekavallas) The young Greek multiple award-winning guitarist has established himself as one of the most talented guitarists of his age. TICKETS: £14.95 (SUBSCRIBERS: £11.95)

Paul Carrack Sun 23 March 7.30pm • Theatre Christened as ‘The Man with the Golden Voice’ in a recent BBC4 documentary, internationally respected British singer songwriter, Paul Carrack, the voice of pop classics such as How Long, Tempted, The Living Years, Over My Shoulder and many more, returns to familiar ground. Fresh from a worldwide tour as featured artist with old friend Eric Clapton, Paul links up with his own amazing Sheffield-based band to perform songs from his vast catalogue. TICKETS: £39.50, £29.50

The Bootleg Beatles Tue 25 March 7.30pm • Theatre


In the 50 years since The Beatles had their first No.1, their music has never been eclipsed and they continue to attract new fans with each coming generation. For over 30 of those years, The Bootleg Beatles have been performing these classic pop songs to audiences across the globe, with their stunning recreation of The Beatles’ sound and look. With a little help from their orchestral ensemble, they even manage to reproduce live on stage songs The Fab Four never actually performed live themselves.

Curry and a Beer Offer: choice of curries and a beer (or wine or soft drink) before the show for £12.95 (£11.95 if booked in advance).

TICKETS: £27.50

Wed 26 March 6.30pm - 9.30pm • Studio The club night in Crawley for people with learning disabilities and their friends is back with a themed Sci-Fi night. With fresh sounds from DJ Wolfman and guest DJs plus live music from resident band The Coasters. Plus a chill-out zone for catching up with friends. Come early and enjoy the special Blue Bird menu at Café Vita. An Arts Development/Outreach 3 Way event supporting the Stay Up Late campaign TICKETS: £3.50 (CARERS FREE)

Blue Orange Theatre


Tue 25 March 7.45pm • Studio From the company that brought you Stephen King’s Misery and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, Blue Orange Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s murderous tale of greed, witchcraft and madness. Macbeth will be performed with a cast of four actors playing multiple roles bringing clarity and immediacy to the text in a dynamic re-telling of the classic play. TICKETS: £15 DISCOUNTS: £13 OUT:SMART: £8.50


Blue Bird Club

University of Chichester Touring Company

Anything Goes

Thur 27 March 7.30pm • Studio Experience the critically-acclaimed company’s production of Cole Porter’s intoxicating, classic comedy romance. Winner of three 2011 Tony Awards, Cole Porter’s Anything Goes remains a timeless classic. As the SS American heads out to sea, two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love. Peppering this hilariously bumpy ride are some of musical theatre’s most memorable songs, including You’re The Top, It’s De-lovely, and of course, Anything Goes. Based on the original book by P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, the show is full of phenomenal choreography, performed by a brilliant cast of emerging young performers and a seven piece live band of leading West End professionals ‘Riotous, exuberant performances’ West Sussex County Times Hire – A Chichester University production by arrangement with MusicScope TICKETS: £12 OVER60: £10 DISCOUNTS: £8


‘Comedy of the highest order… inspired!’ Independent

Jimeoin Fri 28 March 7.30pm • Theatre Yes, Yes, Whatever…?! Hilarious stand-up from one of live comedy’s internationally acclaimed masters! A fluid mixture of his signature observations, with hawk eye dissection of the absurdities of life and how we live it. You’ve seen him on Live at the Apollo, The Royal Variety Performance, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, but nothing beats seeing Jimeoin live!

Fi Steps

Pure Cabaret Fri 28 & Sat 29 March 8pm • Studio Entertaining cabaret show with the oldest Fi Steps members. A strong cast of versatile, vibrant and talented performers present an array of energetic song and dance numbers featuring music from pop to musicals. A highly entertaining, lively and exciting evening not to be missed. Advisory parental guidance 14+ TICKETS: £12.50

TICKETS: £18.50 Curry and a Beer Offer: choice of curries and a beer (or wine or soft drink) before the show for £12.95 (£11.95 if booked in advance).

Mothers Day Jazz Lunch

Brighouse & Rastrick Band Sat 29 March 7.30pm • Theatre With over 130 years of proud history the band has a first class and formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts. Join them for an evening of superb music. TICKETS: £12.50 DISCOUNTS: £11 BOOK FOR MORE THAN BRASS SEASON CONCERT AND SAVE MONEY. Tickets are £10 if you book for 3 concerts, £9.50 If you book 4, £9 if you book 5 and £8.50 If you book for the whole season.


Manhattan Magic with Lesley Alexander Sun 30 March 12noon - 2.30pm • Spotlight A special jazz lunch for Mothers Day with the New York singer Lesley Alexander performing great jazz, blues and soul songs from Ella Fitzgerald to Aretha Franklin. Lesley, who sang with The Roy Budd Orchestra in the iconic film Get Carter, will perform with Hugh Ockendon on piano and bass keys. Enjoy the fantastic music alongside a traditional roast with a choice of meats followed by a dessert of your choice. Fish and vegetarian options available. Advance booking essential. TICKETS: £19.50

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The Solid Silver ’60s Show Mon 31 March 7.30pm • Theatre Celebrating 29 years of the UK’s original and premier ’60s show They say that if you remember the ’60s you weren’t there! Fill that gap in your memory with The Solid Silver ’60s Show and relive the decade with original artists singing their greatest hits! Now in its 29th year the show reunites Brian Poole and The Tremeloes and features the unforgettable talents of Chris Farlowe, Chris Montez and Wayne Fontana, all backed by Vanity Fare. Hear the classic hits performed by the original hitmakers! TICKETS: £28.50 Curry and a Beer Offer: choice of curries and a beer (or wine or soft drink) before the show for £12.95 (£11.95 if booked in advance).

Pitchy Breath Theatre

Shorts III

Tue 1 – Thur 3 April 7.30pm • Studio

Kidnapped Tue 1 April 7pm • Theatre Adapted by Ivan Wilkinson from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson ‘If life were easy, where would all the adventures be…?’ An adventure tale for all the family, Kidnapped tells the story of Davie Balfour as he survives shipwreck and murder to dramatically escape to the Highlands of Scotland. This gripping, fast-paced adventure story is a highly imaginative re-telling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story and is perfect for young and old audiences alike. Ideal ages 6+

‘If Sell a Door continue to offer work of this quality, they will be around for a long time’ The Scotsman TICKETS: £15 DISCOUNTS: £12.50 FAMILY OF FOUR: £11.25 EACH SCHOOLS: £9.50 EACH



One evening. Four plays. Following on from the success of Shorts and Shorts II, Pitchy Breath presents another evening of four one act plays. Local writers are encouraged to send in their scripts of any genre and four directors each chose one to produce. An evening of diverse, high-quality and innovative theatre. TICKETS: £10 DISCOUNTS: £9 Would you like to see your script brought to life? Community theatre company Pitchy Breath is looking for new plays to produce as part of Shorts III. The plays can be of any genre but should have minimal set and be no longer than 25 minutes. Pitchy Breath produce an amazingly diverse range of work featuring local actors and musicians which always play to sell out audiences. If you have a script or an idea for a script you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by sending your work to or c/o The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 6YZ by 24 January 2014. A Crawley Arts Development Event


An Evening with Stars from Strictly Come Dancing

Pasha Kovalev and Katya Virshilas Thur 3 April 7.30pm • Theatre A spectacular new live theatre show featuring two stars from Strictly Come Dancing with guest dancers, all beautifully costumed, demonstrating a series of stunning dance routines. With an enjoyable Q & A section, an appearance by a local dance school and a chance for the audience to get involved and dance on stage with the stars, this is the ultimate night out for any ‘Strictly’ fan! TICKETS: £25 CHILD: £20

Bob Drury

The Neil Diamond Story Sat 5 April 7.30pm • Studio Bob Drury returns with a brand new show celebrating the life and work of a musical legend. Featuring iconic songs from a hit-filled musical career including Cracklin’ Rosie, America, Play Me, Sweet Caroline, Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show and Love On The Rocks alongside much loved album tracks and acoustic material. Bob’s one-man show is a must-see for all Diamond fans. TICKETS: £13 Hire – A Bob Drury promotion

Omid Djalili Sat 5 April 7.30pm • Theatre Following a sell-out four week West-End residency and a sold-out season at the Edinburgh Festival, the Time Out and EMMA Award winning comic brings his latest show to Crawley. ‘Right now, the Iranian Djalili is probably one of the most subversive, let alone funniest, comedians around’ The Guardian. TICKETS: £23


Curry and a Beer Offer: choice of curries and a beer (or wine or soft drink) before the show for £12.95 (£11.95 if booked in advance).

COS Musical Theatre

Wed 9 – Sat 12 April 7.30pm • Studio Plus Sat 2.30pm COS Musical Theatre are throwing a ball and you’re all invited, to a swellegant theatrical party spanning the life of Broadway’s great Cole Porter. A scintillating mixture of biography and song celebrating the great American songwriter who brought style, elegance and sophistication to Broadway and Hollywood. Porter delighted the world with his devilishly clever rhymes and fresh melodies including Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love, Let’s Misbehave, What Is This Thing Called Love?, I Get A Kick Out of You and Anything Goes. Hire - A COS (amateur) event TICKETS: £17 DISCOUNTS: £16 CHILD: £13


Red Hot & Cole

Roshe Performing Arts

That’s Entertainment Thur 17 & Fri 18 April 7.30pm • Theatre

The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cat

Roshe return to The Hawth as part of its 60th anniversary with their take on musicals from stage and screen over the last six decades. This breath-taking production will include musical theatre, ballet, modern, tap, jazz, Greek and even Irish numbers to suit all tastes and ages. Roshe have an unrivalled reputation for their professional standard productions and will bring a fresh perspective to many of the old classics as well as featuring some original versions of today’s musical theatre shows. Roshe will hold a Gala Dinner and Entertainment on 19 April, for details email

Sat 19 April 11am & 2pm • Studio

TICKETS: £14.50 CHILD/OVER60: £10.50

Hire – A Roshe (amateur) production

Hamish, the lighthouse keeper’s cat, thinks he’s unloved because he overhears Mr and Mrs Grinling say he’s too plump to catch the lighthouse mice, so he decides to run away! He meets lots of very scary things – like cows and bicycles and screaming babies! Hamish’s hilarious antics finally lead him to wish he was back home. The Rude Mechanicals bring their delightful and wonderfully funny version of this captivating and popular modern classic which is a ‘must read’ bedtime story for many thousands of children.



George Dillon

Gospel of Matthew Sun 20 April 7.30pm • Theatre A virtuoso delivery of the greatest story ever told! Acclaimed by critics and audiences in theatres and churches throughout the UK, award-winning actor George Dillon presents an unforgettable vision of Jesus in his highly intense, very human and occasionally humorous performance of the first Gospel, with an original musical score and video backdrop. Dillon’s powerful delivery of his own translation portrays Jesus not as a gentle, meek and mild lamb to the slaughter but as a contemporary raging fighter for God. ‘Dillon brings out levels of meaning rarely heard in pulpits’ Church of England News TICKETS: £16 DISCOUNTS: £13

Celtic Flames Mon 21 April 7.30pm • Theatre An exciting 25 piece mixed music group, based in Galway and ranging from ages 6 to 60, play and perform a mix of traditional Irish music, song and dance fused with a contemporary edge. The show highlights the many and varied aspects of Irish culture in a colourful, action-packed two and a half hour performance – the vigour of the dance, the beauty of the songs, the humour and pathos of the writing and the power of the music –in a beautifully staged production. 15 different musical instruments, versatile world champion dancers performing the full dynamic range of Irish dancing and a mix of rousing traditional ballads and modern classics. TICKETS: £18 DISCOUNTS: £15

The Illegal Eagles Wed 23 April 7.30pm • Theatre The ultimate tribute to The Eagles returns to bring you all the classic songs - Hotel California, The Last Resort, Life in the Fast Lane, Tequila Sunrise, One of These Nights, Lyin’ Eyes, New Kid in Town, Take it to the Limit, Rocky Mountain Way, Witchy Woman, Heartache Tonight and more. ‘Accomplished and proficient players, and with a beautiful and pitch perfect singer, the band worked their way through all the crowd pleasers’ The Independent TICKETS: £22.50 DISCOUNTS: £20.50 Curry and a Beer Offer: choice of curries and a beer (or wine or soft drink) before the show for £12.95 (£11.95 if booked in advance).


Thur 24 April 7.45pm • Studio From Dyad Productions (Female Gothic, Austen’s Women, I, Elizabeth, The Diaries of Adam and Eve). Monroe as we’ve never seen her before: alone in her bedroom, in dressing gown and slippers; no glitz, no glamour, no masks. Overdosed on pills, the woman behind the icon unravels her remarkable life and bares all, revealing a biting intelligence, a frustrated talent and an imperfect body. This stark confessional (DiMaggio, Gable, Miller, Hyde, her mother – it’s all here) offers a radical interpretation of this Hollywood legend and leads us, in real time, to the very moment of her death. TICKETS: £15 DISCOUNTS: £13

Jimmy Carr – Funny Business Sat 26 April 7.30pm • Theatre Jimmy’s been described as ‘the hardest working man in comedy’. Which, let’s face facts, is not that impressive. It’s like being the ‘Tallest Dwarf’ or the ‘Healthiest Glaswegian’. Really not that big a deal. ‘Funny Business’ is Jimmy’s brand new stand up show. Come for the witty and incisive musings on the human condition; stay for the knob gags


The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe

TICKETS: £25 Curry and a Beer Offer: choice of curries and a beer (or wine or soft drink) before the show for £12.95 (£11.95 if booked in advance).

Blues Night

Steve Simpson

Sat 26 April 7.45pm • Studio

‘H H H H H ... a simply stunning production… one of the must see performances of the festival’ Edinburgh Reporter

‘H H H H H ... spellbinding’ The Carrick

A rare solo gig from one of the best British blues guitarists in the business. Steve, a stunning vocalist and a staggering guitar/ mandolin/fiddle player with a style which gives more than a nod to Ry Cooder, takes you on a musical journey through the best of Anglo-American blues/rock with anecdotes and stories recounted with wit and humour. Enjoy the performance in a cabaret setting complete with a choice of daily specials, sharing platters and drinks from Café Vita which you can enjoy at your table. In association with Crawley Blues Club TICKETS: £13


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The legendary, record-breaking, Box Office smash hit thriller celebrates 60th anniversary Agatha Christie’s

The Mousetrap

Mon 28 April - Sat 3 May 7.30pm • Wed & Sat 2.30pm • Theatre A classic. A landmark. A legend. The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre with over 25,000 performances it’s a play to be proud of. And to celebrate 60 incredible years on stage, it’s going on tour for the first time, to give you a once in a lifetime opportunity to see this masterpiece here at The Hawth. The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner. Running time approx. 2 hours 20 mins. TICKETS: MON & WED 2.30PM: £26, TUE - THUR 7.30PM: £29.50, FRI & SAT: £33.50 DISCOUNTS: TUE - THUR EVE: £3 OFF, OVER 60: £4 OFF, GROUPS 10 OR MORE: £21 FAMILY OF FOUR: TUE - THUR EVE & WED 2.30PM: £23 EACH.


The future is unwritten


England Away Mon 28 & Tue 29 April 7.45pm • Studio A new play by Paul Hodson 2001, the night before England thrash Germany 5-1. Four England fans meet for the first time on a campsite in Munich. Drink is drunk, songs are sung, secrets are exposed. 1945, Alf and Ted march through Europe for home, fighting fascism while dreaming of a new England. Stand up comic Eddy Brimson offers a funny, hard-hitting insight on English society, football and comedy today. England Away is an upfront, comic play about passion, patriotism and ‘Englishness’ - what is it? What was it? What will it be? And will the England football team ever win anything ever again...? From the author of Meeting Joe Strummer, Way Out West and Fever Pitch. TICKETS: £15 DISCOUNTS: £13 OUT:SMART: £8.50

Stuart Bowden

Nazrin Rashidova & Stanislav Hvartchilkov Thur 1 May 7.30pm • Studio Bach Handel/Halvorsen Mozart Piazzolla

Sonata in A Minor BMV1020 Arr. Tilman Hoppstock Passacaglia arr. S. Hvartchklkov Duo in G, K.423 Arr. Elliot Fisk Histoire du Tango

The exciting pairing of Azerbaijan born violinist and young Bulgarian guitarist, each of whom have growing international reputations. TICKETS: £14.95 (SUBSCRIBERS: £11.95)

She Was Probably Not A Robot Sat 3 May 7.45pm • Studio Multi award-winning theatre maker Stuart Bowden returns with his prototype invention, a lo-fi, DIY, off-beat, sci-fi, storytelling experience. Surreal, soulful comedy about a decomposing world and a cosmic visitor. ‘HHHHH... endlessly inventive… a piece that can both crush and lift you in the blink of an eye’ - Edinburgh Guide ‘HHHHH... richly emotional, quietly beautiful, and an absolute joy to watch’ - Three Weeks TICKETS: £12


English Touring Opera Mon 5 & Tue 6 May 7.30pm • Theatre Mozart: The Magic Flute (Mon) ‘an absolutely gorgeous production’ Daily Telegraph Probably the world’s favourite opera, Mozart’s The Magic Flute has enchanted music and theatre lovers of all ages for hundreds of years. With the magic and adventure of a classic Disney film, it tells the story of a young prince and princess on a frightening journey in pursuit of love. Great comedy and memorable tunes mean The Magic Flute is the opera to charm children and captivate anyone going to the opera for the first time. Director Liam Steel’s production features spectacular costumes, lively movement and thrills throughout.

Britten: Paul Bunyan (Tue) Charming and dreamlike, Paul Bunyan is often described as part-opera, part-musical, with elements of blues, folk songs and hymns making it a very accessible introduction to the music of Benjamin Britten. A humorous collaboration with poet W.H. Auden, it is a witty, imagery-rich evening set in a lumberjack’s camp, telling a story of the American frontier. The opera is populated by an exotic array of characters, including giants, singing geese, dancing Swedes, bad cooks and a smooth chef. Witty and irreverent, English Touring Opera’s production forms part of the Britten 100 centenary celebrations. TICKETS: £29, £20.50 DISCOUNTS: £2 OFF TOP PRICE SEATS See both operas for £46.


Jo Caulfield

Celebration Of Anger

Thur 8 May 8pm • Studio Award-winning comedian Jo Caulfield with her hilarious new show. Jo’s always wondered why anger is seen as such a bad thing. When life presents such irritations as vacuous celebrities, endless TV quiz shows, arrogant shop-assistants, emotionally ‘challenged’ men, drunken girlfriends who always pick the wrong partner, and a husband who continually quotes The Godfather - surely having a good rant and a good laugh, is the only sensible reaction? A fantastic night out, for men and women alike. TICKETS: £15

‘feisty, funny and wonderfully bitchy’ The Observer

Thur 8 May 7.30pm • Theatre The international psychic and star of hit TV show Psychic Sally: On The Road, returns with her phenomenal interactive stage show. An ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift, Sally has dedicated her life to exploring the work of spirit and her live show aims to give validation that our loved ones still exist. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a worldrenowned psychic in action! Sally Morgan is investigational and the show is for the purpose of entertainment.

Sat 10 May 7.30pm • Theatre The UK’s number one Elvis production is back! An outstanding concert tour production of the West End Show Jailhouse Rock with original star Mario Kombou and Ivor Novello award winning Musical Director David Mackay leading the incredible band. Mario Kombou delivers an extraordinary performance as the King of Rock n’ Roll. As close as you can get to the King. ‘The best Elvis since Elvis’ Donna Presley ‘The King is re-born – the audience loved it’ Times


Sally Morgan

The Elvis Years 1954 -1977

TICKETS: £20.50 TICKETS: £25.50

Curry and a Beer Offer: choice of curries and a beer (or wine or soft drink) before the show for £12.95 (£11.95 if booked in advance).

Dyad Productions in association with TTI

Austen’s Women

Sat 10 May 7.45pm • Studio From the company that brought you Female Gothic and I, Elizabeth, following a sell-out performance at The Hawth in 2009, Austen’s Women is back! Thirteen of Jane Austen’s heroines come to life in this bold revisiting of some of literature’s most celebrated works. Using only Austen’s words, Rebecca Vaughan becomes Emma Woodhouse, Lizzy Bennet, Mrs Norris, Miss Bates and nine other beautifully observed women in critical moments from the major novels and lesser known or unfinished works. ‘HHHHH... a theatrical masterpiece… utterly faultless and vastly entertaining’ Three Weeks TICKETS: £15 DISCOUNTS: £13 See this show and Wuthering Heights (22 May) for £20


‘HHHHH ... riveting… wonderful, magical storytelling... as spine-chilling as anything in the cinema’ Daily Mail

Nunkie Theatre Company

Two Ghost Stories Tue 13 May 7.45pm • Studio Over 150 years since his birth, the ghost stories of M R James thrill, amuse and terrify as powerfully today as they ever did. Nunkie Theatre Company bring two of his stories to life, in a thrilling new one-man show. In Count Magnus a travel-writer’s overinquisitiveness leads to a breathless, diabolical chase from darkest Sweden to rural Essex. Denmark is the setting for Number 13, where a hotel room with the famously unlucky number conceals a ghastly and baffling secret. TICKETS: £13.50

The Russian Ice Stars

Peter Pan on Ice Wed 14 – Sat 17 May Wed-Fri 7pm, Thur & Sat 2pm, Sat 5.30pm • Theatre Second to the right,’ said Peter, ‘and then straight on to The Hawth’. The world-renowned Russian Ice Stars brings to your theatre a new adaptation of this famous fantasy adventure by J.M. Barrie. Wendy, Michael and John are visited in the nursery by Peter Pan, who teaches them to fly and takes them on a magical journey to Never Land. Packed with all your favorite characters including Tinkerbell, Tiger Lilly, Mr Smee and the vengeful Captain Hook in a spectacular adaptation on ice. TICKETS: £24.50 DISCOUNTS: CHILD / OVER 60 / GROUPS 10 OR MORE: £16 FAMILY OF FOUR: £66


Tue 20 May 7.30pm • Theatre Tchaikovsky Shostakovich Tchaikovsky Conductor: Cello:

Mark Grist Rogue Teacher Thur 15 May 7.45pm • Studio Mark Grist burst onto our screens in 2012 when a film of him defeating a teenage grime artist in a rap battle went viral racking up thousands of views a day (now up to a whopping 3.7 millions views!) Previous to his explosive rap battle, the former school teacher performed as half of Dead Poets with MC Mixy, a double act fusing spoken word with hip-hop, earning a string of excellent reviews. When he’s not challenging the stereotypes of poetry and hip-hop on the road, Mark is an educational consultant and has featured a Channel 4 documentary series alongside Mr. Drew the deputy head of popular series Educating Essex.

Suite from Sleeping Beauty Cello Concerto no.1 Symphony No.4 Yuri Botnari Natalie Clein

Since being founded in 1951, the world-class Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra has worked with many of the world’s greatest conductors and soloists such as Kondrashin, Rostropovich, Rubinstein and Richter. The talented Yuri Botnari conducts the orchestra for this celebration of Russian Masterworks climaxing with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent and fateful 4th Symphony. TICKETS: £34.75, £30.75

Pre-concert Talk Tue 20 May 6.30pm • Theatre


Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

Terry Barfoot offers and informative and entertaining talk on Shostakovic’sh Cello Concerto No.1. TICKETS: £4 Pre-Concert 3 course waitress-served meal available from 5pm. Tickets: £21.50.


After five sell out UK tours, the naughtiest musical in town returns

Hot Flush!

Mon 19 May 7.30pm • Theatre starring Lesley Joseph The Ultimate Girls’ Night Out! Share in the friendships, the secrets, the laughs, the tears and the ups and downs of four ordinary women – and one man – living extraordinary lives. More fun than joining a gym and cheaper than botox, Hot Flush! might even leave you feeling 34½ again! So wipe away the credit crunch blues and grab your girlfriends together for an unmissable night at the theatre and bring your man along as well, you’ll all love it. TICKETS: £20

‘ The audience shrieked their heads off and whooped in delight’ The Scotsman


Let’s Hang On

Jazz Night Heads South

Wed 21 May 7.30pm • Theatre

Wed 21 May 7.45pm • Studio

Let’s Hang On takes you on a musical journey through the prolific career of one of the most successful bands of all time - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Featuring hits such as Beggin’, Grease, Bye Bye Baby, Sherry, Rag Doll, Take My Eyes Off You, December 1963 (Oh What a Night!), Working My Way Back To You, Walk Like A Man, Big Girls Don’t Cry, and many more - this is definitely not a night to be missed!! ‘You guys are dynamite!’ Frankie Valli

Great Latin rhythms and melodies in a superb feel-good show. The 5 piece led by pianist composer John Harriman, features the outstanding jazz trumpet of Steve Waterman and Cuban percussionist Chino Martell Morgan. Think Buena Vista Social Club and add the excitement of Salsa and Latin jazz! ‘play with a real feel and spirit for the music’ The Times TICKETS: £23

The Rosemary Branch Theatre & Tennison’s Quirk

Emily Brontë’s

Wuthering Heights Thur 22 May 7.30pm • Theatre A vivacious, contagious love. Passion that lives beyond death. The bold new adaptation of a classic love story. From the same team that created the multi award nominated, Time Out Critics’ Choice Breakfast with Emma and Sense and Sensibility. Powerful acting, original score and beautiful, visual design orientated storytelling. ‘Highly entertaining, funny, moving’ Remote Goat (Breakfast with Emma) TICKETS: £15 DISCOUNTS: £12 See this show and Austen’s Women (10 May) for £20



People’s Theatre Company

Tue 27 May 2.30pm • Theatre

Jimmy Carr Fri 23 May 7.30pm • Theatre Jimmy Carr – Funny Business Jimmy’s back by popular demand with a repeat performance of Funny Business following the success of his date on 26 April. TICKETS: £25 Curry and a Beer Offer: choice of curries and a beer (or wine or soft drink) before the show for £12.95 (£11.95 if booked in advance).

Written especially for parents to enjoy with their children, this fun filled farmyard tale brings to life all the best loved characters from the original nursery rhyme along with a magical medley of games, giggles and sing along songs including Heads, Shoulders Knees and Toes, She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain and of course Old MacDonald Had A Farm. So come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales told with a captivating combination of live action, puppetry and animation by one of the UK’s leading theatre companies. TICKETS: £10.50 DISCOUNTS: CHILD: £9.50 FAMILY OF FOUR: £33


Old MacDonald Had A Farm

‘brilliant... adults and older children will love it just as much as the young ones’ The Guide

Kent DuChaine Fri 23 May 7.45pm • Studio Kent DuChaine and his trusty Leadbessie 1934 National steel guitar bring music and stories from the Blues Delta to Crawley. ‘DuChaine is about as close as it’s possible to be to an authentic Delta style blues man in the 21st century’ Blues In Britain Enjoy the performance in a cabaret setting complete with a choice of daily specials, sharing platters and drinks from Café Vita which you can enjoy at your table. TICKETS: £13


Immortal Chi A Warrior’s Quest For Harmony

Wed 28 & Thur 29 May 7.30pm • Theatre Direct from China, and created by the team behind the renowned Shaolin Warriors, Immortal Chi is a brand new spectacular fusion of jaw-dropping martial arts, amazing multi-media images, fabulous costumes and original live music. Traditional combat techniques and weapons, acrobatics, authentic Chinese instruments and stunning Chinese drum girls combined with a contemporary feel in an extraordinary story of a Tai Chi Master and his ultimate challenge. Conceived by acclaimed Cirque director Erick Villneneuve, Immortal Chi is not just a show, it’s an experience! TICKETS: £22.50 DISCOUNTS: £19.50 FAMILY OF FOUR: £66

After Midnight

Classic Clapton Fri 30 & Sat 31 May 7.45pm • Studio The world’s Number 1 Eric Clapton tribute band featuring front-man Mike Hall who not only looks like Eric, he sings and plays guitar like him too! Formed in 1985, the band comprises four excellent musicians who stunningly recreate Slowhand’s electrifying stage performances covering Cream, The Bluesbreakers, The Yardbirds, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos and the solo years. A 2-hour journey featuring all the hits - Wonderful Tonight, I Shot The Sheriff, Lay Down Sally, Crossroads, Tears in Heaven, Layla and even an Unplugged segment. TICKETS: £16.50


Sing, dance, act, exercise and have fun at our wide range of classes running throughout the year with qualified teachers. Street Dance Authentic hip hop, lockin’, poppin’, breakin’ and more. Mondays starting 13 January, 14 week course, buy 13 get 1 free. 4.15pm-5pm (5-7 years): £4, 5pm-5.45pm (8-12 years): £5, 5.45pm-6.45pm (13-16 years): £5. Zumba Ready to party yourself into shape? Exhilarating, effective, easy to follow and fun! Wednesdays at 6pm, starting 15 January, 14 week course, buy 13 get 1 free. New Class on Mondays from 13 January 7pm-7.45pm Drop in for £5 per session.

New Class! – Stretch & Tone A mixture of Tai Chi, yoga and pilates based exercise to help flexibility, tone and balance. Fridays from 9.3010.30am from 10 January. Class: £5. Come along on the 10th and give it a try for half price! New Classes coming soon - contemporary dance, tap, adult jazz dance. Call Box Office for details or ask to be added to the waiting lists. Beginners Ballroom with former World Ballroom Champion and Strictly trainer Lorraine Drolet – call 07739 224 509 for details. Monday and Wednesday classes 11am-12noon

Pilates Stretch, strengthen and restore the body’s balance regardless of age or fitness. Mondays from 9.30am-10.30am, starting 13 January. 14 week course. Buy 13 and get 1 free! Drop in for £5 per session.


Dance Studio

Ballet Tots Introduce your child to the magical world of music and dance. Thursdays, starting 16 January. 11am-11.30am (2 years), 11.30pm-12noon: 3-4 years. Drop in price: £4. Book 4 week course and pay just £3 per session. Ballet I.D.T.A. Prep (3-5 years) Thursdays 4-4.30pm, Primary (6-8 years) Thursdays 4.30-5.15pm, Grade 1 (9 years plus) Thursdays 5.15-6pm. New Class! - Perform Drama and singing classes - do one or both. Always dreamed of performing on stage? Or learning or improving your singing? Ever wanted to try drama? Well now’s your chance! Join Jennifer Tierney (from Wicked and Mamma Mia) and Charlie Joseph for our fun classes on Tuesdays from 4.30pm – 6.30pm.

The Dance Studio is also available for hire for classes and dance schools. Contact Jackie Draper on 01293 859949 or email for details.


The partnership between The Hawth and leading independent cinema chain Curzon Cinemas brings the best in digital cinema screened with the benefit of latest state of the art technology to The Hawth Studio. TICKETS FOR ALL SCREENINGS: £8 (DISCOUNTS: £7) LOOK OUT FOR OUR CURZON LEAFLET, AND CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR LATEST PROGRAMME DETAILS WHERE YOU CAN ALSO SIGN UP FOR ENEWSLETTERS BY CLICKING ON ‘JOIN OUR MAILING LIST’ AND CLICKING FILMS.

Coming Soon

Philomena (12A) 98 mins with Judi Dench, Steve Coogan A moving true story, directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen) detailing the encounter between disillusioned political journalist Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) and Philomena Lee (Judi Dench) who, as a young teenager in Ireland had to give her child up for adoption. For the next 50 years, she searched for her son, with no success. Introduced to Sixsmith, who had just lost his job, the two embark on the search together.

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(PG) 125 mins

(TBC) 105 mins

With Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks

with Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake

The account of Walt Disney’s twenty-year pursuit of the film rights to P.L. Travers’ popular novel, Mary Poppins, and the testy partnership the filmmaker develops with the author.

Written and directed by the Coen Brothers follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

Saving Mr Banks


Inside Llewyn Davis


Coming Soon

Cuban Fury

(15) 98 mins with Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Chris O’Dowd, Olivia Colman 1987: Poised to sweep the floor at the UK Junior Salsa Championships, 13-year-old Bruce Garrett has fire in his heels and the world at his feet. Until a freakish bullying incident robs him of his chance. 22 years later, having locked away his boyhood dreams, Bruce finds himself out-of-shape and unloved. But beneath the surface a salsa king lies dormant!

Coming Soon

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (12A) 146 mins with Idris Elba, Naomie Harris An intimate portrait of the making of a modern icon and celebration of Mandela’s extraordinary journey from rural childhood to President of South Africa. The film explores the Mandela unknown to most of the world – the lover of fast cars and women, the boxing enthusiast and playboy, the lawyer and the gun-toting freedom fighter.

Coming Soon

The Butler (12A) 132 mins with Forest Whittaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels’ epic drama tells the story of White House butler Cecil Gaines who serves during seven presidential administrations between 1957 and 1986. Through the Gaines family we follow the changing tides of American politics and race relations; from the assassinations of JFK and Luther King, to the Freedom Riders and Black Panther movements, to the Vietnam war and Watergate.

Curzon Cinema Card The Curzon Crawley card entitles you to unlimited films throughout the year, enewsletters and savings on food and drink before and after screenings. Contact the Box Office for further details on 01293 553636.

Cinema Hire The Cinema is also available for hire, so if you want to impress business colleagues with your presentation, have a party with a difference or even want to have a get together to watch a classic film call Jackie Draper on 01293 859949 or email


Visual Arts Click Crawley Tue 4 - Fri 21 February Celebrating the great outdoors in a photographic competition, the resulting exhibition features photographs that include themes on In Motion, All Seasons and Hidden Crawley. Supported by Crawley Borough Council and Tesco Crawley Photo Centre.

Sue Collins Sun 23 February - Fri 14 March Sue is a printmaker and painter working in Hassocks. Currently her work is predominately printmaking with lino. Using a combination of photography and sketching, as well as drawing on her own personal experiences and memories, Sue creates images which are primarily of Sussex and the surrounding area.

David & Will Johns Sun 16 March - Fri 4 April David and Will Johns (father and son) work together in a garden studio at the family home in Reigate. Will paints energetic and expressive work, both figurative and abstract, mainly in acrylic. David uses colour, pattern and design from the landscape to create compositions in watercolour.

Lucy Ames Sun 6 April- Fri 25 April Lucy works from her studio in West Sussex where she creates paintings for individuals and corporate customers. In this exhibition Lucy demonstrates her diversity with mixed media flower meadow paintings, seascapes, cityscapes and landscapes in acrylics as well as abstracts in pastels. Something for everyone!

The Natural World Photographic Society Sun 27 April - Fri 16 May The Society is a Crawley club formed by a group of photographers who have a love of the natural world. The small and friendly club are always looking for new members who have an interest in photography and nature.

Aylin Dengizer-Sharp Sun 18 May - Fri 6 June Aylin is a professional artist with a degree in Fine Art who works in inks, acrylics but mainly in oils. Her art career has taken her to the USA, Europe and the Bahamas and she uses her travels near and far as inspiration for her work.

Admission Free. Exhibitions in the Hawth foyer can be viewed Mon-Sat 9am-8.15pm (6pm if no show) The Hawth’s arts space is coordinated by Crawley Borough Council’s Arts Development team on behalf of Parkwood Theatres. For more details on how to exhibit your work contact Liz Hart on 01293 438156 or


Wed 4 June 7.30pm • Theatre Double Grammy award winning Albert Lee is by common consent one of the world’s finest guitar-players and needs no introduction to country music and rock fans. Hogan’s Heroes is multi-talented band features some of the top musicians in the UK formed by Gerry Hogan over 20 years ago, specifically to back Albert. TICKETS: £20

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Last Night of the Proms

Pre-concert Talk Sun 15 June 7.30pm • Theatre

Sun 15 June 7.30pm • Theatre

Gwyn Parry-Jones introduces Rossini’s Thieving Magpie and Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.4.

Conductor: Owain Arwel Hughes Soprano: Elena Xanthoudakis French Horn: Laurence Davies



Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes

The very best of popular classical music and muchloved Proms favourites, including: Mozart Horn Concerto No.4 Puccini Gianni Schicci: O mio babbino caro Mascgani Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo Bizet Carmen (excerpts) J. Strauss II Die Fledermaus (excerpts) Elgar ‘Enigma’ Variations: Nimrod Parry Jerusalem Arne, arr. Sargent Rule, Britannia! Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 …and many more! Owain Arwel Hughes conducts a fitting finale to the Orchestra’s season in Crawley. Celebrate the joys of summer with a glorious evening featuring arias from your favourite operas, performed by illustrious soprano Elena Xanthoudakis, alongside classics including Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.4, Parry’s Jerusalem, Arne’s Rule, Britannia!, Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance and many more! TICKETS: £29.75, £25.75


Food and Drink Festival Sat 28 & Sun 29 June from 11am • Foyer & Grounds The Hawth’s second festival celebrating all things food and drink. The best local producers have to offer as well as a taste of international food plus free entertainment during the day. ADMISSION: FREE To apply for stalls contact Jackie Draper on 01293 859949 or email

Peppa Pig’s Big Splash Sat 21 & Sun 22 June 10am, 1pm, 4pm • Theatre Fresh from the success of Peppa Pig’s Party and Peppa Pig’s Treasure Hunt comes Peppa’s brand new show. Come and join Peppa and her friends for another allsinging, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles! Peppa Pig returns live on stage with super cute puppets and brilliant sing-along songs in this brand new show that will brighten your day. So grab your wellies and brollies and get splashing! TICKETS: £16.50 CHILD: £14.50 FAMILY OF FOUR: £55 GROUPS 10 OR MORE: 1 FREE TICKET IN EVERY 10 BOOKED

‘A rollicking, all singing, dancing interactive adventure’ Daily Telegraph

Folk and Beer Festival Sat 28 & Sun 29 June from 12noon • Foyer & Grounds The popular festival returns– soak up the sun, sounds and atmosphere and take in the music, food and craft stalls – not forgetting the Beer Tent with a huge selection of beers and ciders on offer! ADMISSION: FREE TO OUTDOOR AND FOYER STAGES


Joan Armatrading Thur 20 November 7.30pm • Theatre Three times Grammy nominated, Brit award nominee and Ivor Novella winner producer, musician Joan Armatrading MBE is recognised as one of the world’s leading singer, songwriter and guitarists. For her last major tour she has decided to perform her first ever full scale solo concerts. Her performance will include songs that span her entire career. TICKETS: £29.50 DISCOUNTS: £27.50

Mon 18 – Sat 23 August 7.30pm • Theatre Plus Wed & Sat 2.30pm The National Theatre’s award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, embarks on its biggest-ever tour of the UK and Ireland. Now seen by over 1 million people worldwide, this internationally acclaimed smash-hit is a glorious celebration of British comedy – a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother – who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with one Stanley Stubbers – but to prevent discovery, he must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple. Directed by Nick Hytner and Written by Richard Bean. Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding. TICKETS: MON-THUR EVE & WED & SAT 2.30PM: £30 FRI & SAT: £32.50 DISCOUNTS: MON-THUR 7.30PM: £27

HHHHH ‘The funniest show on the planet’ Daily Mail


One Man, Two Guvnors

HHHHH ‘Comic perfection. What are you waiting for? Book now!’ Daily Telegraph

HHHHH ‘One Man, Two Guvnors, one massive hit’ Independent

Curry and a Beer Offer: choice of curries and a beer (or wine or soft drink) before the show for £12.95 (£11.95 if booked in advance).

HHHHH ‘A proper old fashioned giggle’ The Sun 43



Crawley Arts Development Crawley Borough Council’s Arts Development team is based at The Hawth and works to stimulate and encourage participation, performance and attendance in all art forms. Current projects include Pitchy Breath Theatre ( Going Global Made in Crawley Cultural Consortium ( Road to Crawley (

Theatre Company Course Adult Drama Southgate Community Centre Monday 7.30pm - 9.30pm 18+ • £5

Hot Taps Tap Dancing Hut 19, Tilgate Forest Recreational Centre Tuesday 2pm - 4.30pm All ages • £4.50

12 Bar Music Northgate Community Centre Tuesday 7.30pm - 10pm All ages • £5

Footloose Dance Group Dance for people with learning difficulties and disabilities Manor Green Primary School Wednesday 5.15pm - 6.30pm 8+ • £3.50

Spice of Life Singalong sessions Northgate Community Centre Thursday 2pm - 4pm 60+ • £3.50

Drama - Crawley Youth Theatre Dormans Youth Arts Centre, Gossops Green Thursday 7pm - 9pm (13+) • £3.50

Circuswurx Circus Skills For jugglers and unicyclists of all abilities, beginners welcome. Equipment and tea provided. Broadfield Community Centre Thursday 7.30pm - 9.30pm For ages 16+ • £3.50

Circuswurx Juniors Waterlea Adventure Playground Mondays (term times) from 24 February 6pm - 7.30pm A great workshop for 8-15 years. Juggling, unicycling and more. Suitable for complete beginners, all equipment provided. £3

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


Booking & Access Information Booking In Person The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 6YZ Monday - Saturday from 10am - 6pm (8pm when there’s a performance). Open Sundays from one hour prior to performance. By Phone 01293 553636 Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm Online By Post Please indicate performance date, time, price and discounts (if applicable). Please make cheques, postal orders payable to Parkwood Community Leisure Please and include your day and evening telephone number. A change of £1 applies if you would like your ticket posted to you.

Methods of Payment Credit/Debit Cards Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club and Debit Cards all welcome. Tickets booked less than five working days before the performance should be collected from the Box Office. Please bring along the card used for the booking, a matching signature will be asked for. Reservations Reservations should be paid for within three working days, otherwise they may be released for sale. Reservations for group bookings is by arrangement. Discounts Although discounts apply in most cases, external promoters may on occasion exclude certain categories. Only one discount may be claimed per ticket. Children under 16 years old Over 60 People aged 60 or over Students people over 16 years in full time education Out:Smart Card A free card for under 26 year olds offering discounts on selected shows Unemployed people in receipt of job seeker’s allowance, income support, working tax credit or housing benefit. Confirmation of eligibility may be asked for Groups of 10 or more Hawth Friends please show your cards or quote membership number when booking Family of four should include at least one child The Hawth reserves the right to introduce discounts and other price changes without notice. These will not apply to tickets already purchased before the announcement.

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 and come 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

Free Mailing List / Email Alerts Keep in touch with what’s on at The Hawth by joining the mailing list at box office or keep up to date with all the news www.hawth. and click the link bottom left.

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, 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 available at all performances for the visually impaired. This brochure or sections of it can be translated into another language on request. Free Touch Tours Visually impaired customers and a companion are guided around the stage to feel the stage sets and 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 offer you background information on the production and performers prior to the performance starting 15 minutes 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 on a first come first served basis.

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 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, 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




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

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

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 an arts development project. To find out more contact Steve Crane on 01293 859954 or


Calendar February - May 2014 STUDIO



1 World Pole Sport & Fitness Championships 7 Burlesque Show 9 51 Shades of Maggie 12 Run This Town 13 Women of the World 14&15 Dinosaur Zoo 16 Virtuoso GUS Band 23 Pre-concert Talk 23 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 25 The Mikado 26 Dracula 27 That’ll Be The Day 28 The Bee Gees Story

1 The Maharajah and the Kohinoor 1 Andrew Dee 2-21 Click Crawley Exhibition (F) 8 Chico Chica 14&15 Aynsley Lister 19 Alan Barnes 22&23 Lottery Lottery 23-14 March Sue Collins Exhibition (F) 25 Julie Felix 26 Susan Calman 27 Immigrant Diaries 28 Joel Dommett


March 4&5 Tap Factory 6&7 Moscow City Ballet 8 The Chuckle Brothers 9 Gordon Campbell Big Band 15&16 Forward Motion 19 The Rat Pack 22 Gang Show 23 Paul Carrack 25 The Bootleg Beatles 28 Jimeoin 29 Brighouse & Rastrick Band 31 The Solid Silver 60s Show

April 1 Kidnapped 3 Pasha Kovalev and Katya Virshilas 5 Omid Djalili 17&18 Roshe Performing Arts 20 Gospel of Matthew 21 Celtic Flames 23 The Illegal Eagles 26 Jimmy Carr – Funny Business 28-3 May The Mousetrap

May 5&6 8 10 14-17 19 20 20 21 22 23 27 28&29

English Touring Opera Sally Morgan The Elvis Years Peter Pan on Ice Hot Flush! Pre-concert Talk Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra Let’s Hang On Wuthering Heights Jimmy Carr – Funny Business Old MacDonald Had A Farm Immortal Chi

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6 Hazel O’Connor 9 Only Fools And Boycie 16-4 April David & Will Johns Exhibition (F) 18 Brooks Williams 19 Frank Griffith 20 Kerry Godliman 22 Big Red Bath 22 Sweet Baby James 23 Dimitris Dekavallas 25 Macbeth 26 Blue Bird Club 27 Anything Goes 28&29 Fi Steps 30 Manhattan Magic (S)

April 1-3 Shorts III 5 The Neil Diamond Story 6-25 Lucy Ames Exhibition (F) 9-12 Red Hot & Cole 13 Matt Richardson 19 The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cat 22&23 Snakes and Ladders 24 The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe 26 Steve Simpson 27-16 May Natural World Photographic Society Exhibition (F) 28&29 England Away

May 1 Nazrin Rashidova & Stanislav Hvartchilkov 3 She Was Probably Not A Robot 8 Jo Caulfield 10 Austen’s Women 13 Two Ghost Stories 15 Mark Grist - Rogue Teacher 18-6 June Aylin Dengizer-Sharp Exhibition (F) 21 Heads South 23 Kent DuChaine 30-31 Classic Clapton



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