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What’s on OCTOBER – JANUARY 2018 BOX OFFICE: 01293 553636 BOOK ONLINE: HAWTH.CO.UK


Welcome to a New Season Welcome to The Hawth’s new season, packed with shows to keep you entertained over the coming months. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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COntents 04 Access 04-39 Live entertainment 40 The Loft 41 Curzon Cinema 42 Sway Dance 43 Hawth Youth Theatre 44 Visual Arts 45 Arts & Wellbeing 46 Booking Information 47 How to find us 48 Calendar

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Sun 27 August 12 noon – 7pm, Grounds

Crawley Irish Festival 21st Anniversary Sat 23 September 7.30pm, Theatre

Afterglow

Afterglow play the music Genesis played once Phil Collins took on vocal duties. Afterglow do not try to re-enact a particular tour or even look like the original artists but rather to accurately recreate the music that Genesis played over the years – so no costumes or Mellotrons catching fire just the music played with authentic sounds and fastidious detail.

The Celtic and Irish Cultural Society present an afternoon celebrating Irish culture in the South East. From international entertainers, bill-topping acts and 15 bands – from traditional to contemporary and easy listening – in four different areas including a seven hour music session in the bar. The Dance Arena features the Festival Open Feis, the Crawley Ceili with displays from Crawley’s Irish Dance Schools. Children’s entertainment includes games, art workshops, song, storytelling and folklore. There’s an Irish shop, big screen GAA All-Ireland Football, food and craft stalls and much more!

Tickets: £16

Admission: Free

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celtic-irish.co.uk

The Hawth is operated by Parkwood Theatres working in partnership with Crawley Borough Council.


Season Highlights

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THRILLER

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SNOW WHITE

St Petersburg CLASSIC Ballet

CONNECT WITH US

Café Vita

Keep in touch with the latest from The Hawth

Visit us for a snack or a lunchtime treat. We offer a range of teas, coffees, sandwiches, snacks and meals for the public and theatre-goers.

8 Dec – 7 Jan

@thehawthcrawley facebook.com/thehawthcrawley Head over to our website and sign up to the latest news, competitions and special offers.

Open Mon – Fri 10.30am – 2pm (bank holidays subject to performances). Free wi-fi is available throughout the building.

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HOW TO Book

Pre-Theatre Dining

Book by phone: 01293 553636

Combine your visit with a delicious pre-show meal in the warm and welcoming restaurant. Open two hours before the show, Café Vita offers a tempting menu of freshly cooked meals, daily specials and desserts you’ll find hard to resist. It is advisable to reserve your table at the Box Office when you order your tickets or up to a day before the show.

Book online:www.hawth.co.uk Book in person: Box Office The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6YZ 10am – 6pm (Mon – Sat)


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Access CAP BSL Interpreted Performances

Dreamboats & Petticoats Fri 8 September 7.30pm Grease Fri 10 November 8.30pm (Signer: Stacey Green) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Sun 17 December 2pm (Signer: Ann McAllister)

Our House Fri 9 February 7.30pm (Signer: tbc) The Case of the Frightened Lady

Join The Hawth Friends and receive exclusive benefits, including: discounts on shows throughout the year, find out about productions before anyone else, enjoy exclusive social events and trips, and receive the regular Hawth Talk magazine.

Annual membership is just £10 for individuals (over 60: £7), £15 for a couple (£10 over 60) and £20 for a family of four. Call the Box Office or visit the website to start saving money today!

Fri 16 February 7.30pm (Signer: tbc)

The Kite Runner

Fri 23 February 7.30pm (Signer: tbc)

Audio Described Performances

Dreamboats & Petticoats Sat 9 September 2.30pm Grease Sat 11 November 5pm Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Thu 28 December 2pm

Our House Sat 10 February 2.30pm The Case of the Frightened Lady Sat 17 February 2.30pm

The Kite Runner

Sat 24 February 2.30pm

Audio Description begins 15 minutes before the performance. Headsets must be reserved at least a week (2 weeks for Snow White) before the performance.

Relaxed Performances

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Wed 3 January 2pm

A specially designed performance adapted to reduce anxiety and create a supportive atmosphere for people with autism spectrum conditions, learning disabilities and other sensory and communication disorders. Patrons with additional needs are welcome at any performance in the theatre, however, if you think you or your companions would enjoy a more relaxed environment, Relaxed Performances offers specific support for you.

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 at hawth.co.uk on the Access page. For further details including discounted ticket prices please contact the Box Office on 01293 553636.

Corporate Christmas Parties at The Hawth Give your team of hardworking staff a shared Christmas party that they won’t forget this festive season. It’s the perfect way to bring in the festivities with your friends and colleagues from a Champagne drinks reception on arrival from 7pm to a magnificent feast in the form of a sumptuous three-course meal. Then party the night away on the dance floor with our brilliant disco that will take you into the early hours. Expect a whole host of top Christmas songs in addition to some of the best party tracks around.

£39.95 per person. Held in the Spotlight (capacity 80). Limited dates available throughout December so book early! Contact louise.street@parkwoodtheatres.co.uk on 01293 859959 for details and menu.


CELEBRATING THE 10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MULTI-MILLION SELLING CDs ‘I loved every moment’ Daily Telegraph BILL KENWRIGHT AND LAURIE MANSFIELD IN ASSOCIATION WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC PRESENT

THE RETURN OF

‘A great rockin’ evening’ Book by Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran

Daily Express

Wed 6 & Sat 9 September, 4.30pm-6.30pm, Tennyson Room

THE ULTIMATE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PARTY! FEATURING CLASSIC TRACKS FROM ROY ORBISON, THE SHADOWS, EDDIE COCHRAN, BILLY FURY, AND MANY MORE INCLUDING… LET’S DANCE * TO KNOW HIM IS TO LOVE HIM * SHAKING ALL OVER * BOBBY’S GIRL *LITTLE TOWN FLIRT * ONLY SIXTEEN * RUNAROUND SUE * HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET 16 *LET IT BE ME * GREAT PRETENDER * C’MON EVERYBODY * LET’S TWIST AGAIN AND MANY MORE Mon 4 - Sat 9 September 7.30pm and Wed & Sat 2.30pm, Theatre Inspired by the smash hit multi-million selling albums Dreamboats and Petticoats One, Two, Three, Four and Five, the West End sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical features some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era.. In 1961 emotions run high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national songwriting competition – and, more importantly, the attention of the gorgeous Sue! But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love and rock ‘n’ roll fame beckons. Dreamboats and Petticoats - the songs will live forever!

Tickets: Mon-Thu at 7.30pm: £31.50, Fri & Seat 7.30pm: £33.50, Wed 2.30pm: £27, Sat 2.30pm: £28. Discounts (Mon-Thu only): £3 off, Groups 10 or more: £5 off.

Afternoon Tea

Private Room with VIP Host available throughout the afternoon Menu: Assorted sandwiches, Trio of mini cakes, fruit/Plain scone, jam and clotted cream - gluten free options also available. Pot of tea and coffee

Tickets: £12.95 per person Thu 7, Fri 8 September, from 6.30pm, Tennyson Room

VIP EXPERIENCE

Private Room with VIP Host, welcome drink, complimentary show programme, interval ice cream, and cloakroom available throughout the evening.

Tickets: £16.95 per person


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Sat 30 September, 7.45pm, Studio

Take the Space

White Feather Boxer The story of a Boxer who was also a Conscientious Objector Written and directed by Siobhán Nicholas It’s April 1967: in a shabby boxing gym in Bethnal Green, elderly trainer Jimmy listens to the news: the world’s heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali refuses to fight in Vietnam. It’s a story Jimmy knows all too well. Back during WW1, he used to be a contender but with Conscription, conscientious objectors went to prison or the firing squad. The Quaker – Boxer made his choice but he still can’t face those demons from the past and now there’s Jo, an angry, new demon from the present! Women boxing!? Is that even legal? Training her in the noble art is going to take all his strength – not to mention his patience!

Tickets: £13.50 (discounts: £11.50) schools/groups of 10 or more: £8.50 takethespace.co.uk

‘this company punches way above its weight – theatre that stimulates, entertains and relies on skill and imagination’ The Public Review

Tue 12 & Wed 13 September 7.30pm, Theatre

Russian State Opera

The acclaimed Opera company return after bringing us Carmen last year to perform two operas sung in Italian with English surtitles and accompanied by a 30 piece live orchestra. Madama Butterfly (Tue) The story of a doomed love affair between an American naval officer and his young Japanese bride whose self-sacrifice and defiance of her family leads to tragedy. This exquisite production, with its beautiful set and costumes, intensifies the emotion in an a heartbreaking story. Tosca (Wed) This haunting tragedy with its breathtaking arias will transport you to the world of romantic Rome full of drama, passion, love, and betrayal.

Tickets: £34.50 (discounts: £32.50). See both operas for £59 russian-state-opera.co.uk


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Sun 1 October 7.30pm, Studio

The Bootleg Shadows For anyone who loves the sounds of the ‘60s – and enjoys a few laughs along the way.

The Bootleg Shadows perform a unique tribute concert that encompasses The Shadows’ amazing career from 1960 up until the early ‘80s. Relive such fantastic hits as Apache, Foot Tapper, FBI, Man of Mystery, Atlantis, Wonderful Land, Kon Tiki, Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, plus many more.

Tickets: £19 (discounts: £17.50) bootlegshadows.co.uk

Sun 1 October 3pm, Theatre

AnimAlphabet The Musical

Treble Clef Island is a wonderful land of music, song and dance, but there’s a problem. Calando the dastardly duck has escaped and is threatening to steal sound forever. Join Colin the Cockatoo on a quest to find the island animals and thwart Calando’s plans. A Waltzing Elephant, a Reggae Frog, a Geordie Jazz Giraffe and a Hip-Hop Donkey, are just some of the musical-misfits Cockatoo will meet along the way. AnimAlphabet is a fun, fast paced comical journey with colourful characters, great puppets and unforgettably catchy songs – written by the Al and Sam of The Hoosiers – AnimAlphabet is a magical family musical unlike any other.

Tickets: £12.50. Family of four: £42 AnimAlphabetMusical.com

‘beautiful one liners so skillfully sculpted’ êêêê The Guardian

Wed 4 October 7.30pm, Theatre

Milton Jones is Out There

Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there and this time he hasn’t just forgotten his keys. He’s holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means it’s probably just a window. In his brand new show Milton will be talking about his life so far – the ups, the downs and why buying his own see-saw was the best decision he ever made. Suitable for all ages

Tickets: £28 miltonjones.com

Starring

DENNIS LOCORRIERE

TM

TIMELESS WORLD TOUR

Thu 5 October 7.30pm, Theatre

Dr Hook starring Dennis Locorriere

Reviving special memories with classics such as Sylvia’s Mother, Sexy Eyes, A Little Bit More, When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman, Sharing The Night Together, The Cover Of Rolling Stone and Queen Of The Silver Dollar, don’t miss the opportunity of seeing Dr Hook live!

Tickets: £37.50, £34.50 dennislocorriere.com


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‘Exhilarating’ Birmingham Post

Wed 4 October 7.45pm, Studio

Owdyado Theatre

A View From The Edge

Private eye and troubled sleeper Charlie Daniels is hired by the seductive Elise Hillerman to investigate the disappearance of her husband – a prominent gallery owner. Meanwhile, writers Charlotte and Dan struggle to write the script of their new noir-inspired theatre show about an art forgery ring. As scenes spin, fragment and entangle with each other one question arises: whose reality is real? A show where the search for the truth provokes a mind-bending journey through the world of dreams, imagination and ‘real life’. With sharp wit, quick pace and a heavy dose of noir style; from the classic to the neo, A View from the Edge is also influenced by cult filmmakers Charlie Kaufman and David Lynch. A highly original show that will not only delight and intrigue you but will keep you guessing ‘til the end. Pay attention now. It’s about to get weird…

Tickets: £16 (discounts: £14) owdyado.co.uk

Fri 6 October 8pm, Theatre

Tap Factory ‘Rhythm at its stomping best’

The dazzling dance spectacular and cirque experience returns to amaze and delight audiences of all ages, featuring many genres of dance in a contemporary urban setting. A thrilling high octane spectacular with mind-blowing live percussion, explosive tap and unbelievable acrobatics.

Tickets: £25.50 (discounts: £23.50) tapfactory.com


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Beverley Craven BRIT Award winner Beverley Craven presents an emotional, humorous and highly entertaining evening as she bares her soul and music on stage. Performing new songs alongside timeless classics Promise Me, Holding On, Woman To Woman, Love Scenes and many more. With a witty narrative and unforgettable melodies, her poignant sentiments will leave you with a warm glow of nostalgia, or maybe even the odd tear.

Tickets: £22.50 beverleycraven.com

Sun 8 October 3pm, Theatre

Sinatra, Sequins & Swing:

The Capitol Years Live! Returning by popular demand for a special afternoon performance, this critically acclaimed show is the ultimate tribute to Sinatra’s golden years of 1953-61. The UK’s only Sinatra show recommended by the President of Sinatra Music Society. Prepare to be wowed by a magnificent celebration of the era’s legendary songs, films and ‘50s Hollywood glamour, starring two of the most exciting and talented singers of this genre – vocal sensation Kevin Fitzsimmons and sultry retro-vocalist/pin-up Kitty La Roar – backed by a world-class big band featuring players from Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra and BBC Big Band. Over 30 well-loved classics like Chicago, World On A String, Night & Day, Witchcraft, Come Fly With Me, The Tender Trap, I’ve Got You Under My Skin plus iconic songs from Sinatra’s TV and film appearances.. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s a mesmerising Marilyn Monroe, Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin and plenty of fun in between.

Tickets: £23.50. Child/Student: £15 sinatrasequinsandswing.com

Sat 7 October 3pm, Theatre

Miss Pole Dance UK Professional Championship Professional Polers from all over the UK showcasing their talent in the Championships established in 2005. Categories include Females, Males and Doubles. Show stopping breath-taking, gravity-defying tricks that are guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat!

Tickets: £55.50, £35.50, £25.50 misspoledance-uk.com

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Sat 7 October 7.45pm, Studio


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Mark Homer Terri Dwyer

‘guarantees to set your heart racing!’ remotegoat.co.uk

Mon 9 – Wed 11 October 7.30pm, Theatre

Rumpus Theatre Company

The Ghost’s Touch! A haunting play based on the chilling tale by the author of The Woman In White starring Mark Homer (Eastenders’ Tony Hill, Casualty, Silent Witness) as Stephen Rayburn and Terri Dwyer (Law and Order UK, Holby City, Hollyoaks) as the mysterious Mrs Zant. Widower Stephen Rayburn’s young daughter Lucy runs back to him from the woods in Kensington Gardens. He can see that she’s frightened.

‘Is it the dog?’ he asks. ‘It’s not the dog,’ she answers ‘It’s the lady... I think she might be mad!’ The ghostly woman leads him into a web of lust and revenge that reaches out from beyond the grave... but who will feel the ghost’s touch?!

Tickets: £22.50

Wed 11 October 6.30pm - 9.30pm, Studio

The Bluebird Club A night for people with learning disabilities and their friends starring the Coasters vs the DJs. Listen to the freshest sounds, relax in the chill out room, chat with friends and dance to great live music. Entertaining partygoers will be resident DJs & MCs and the talented Blue Bird Club House Band – The Coasters.

Suitable for ages 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult) Tickets: £3.50 / £3 with a Compass Card (Carers: Free).


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Fri 13 October 8pm, Theatre

Stewart Lee: Content Provider After four years writing and performing his TV show Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Content Provider is Stewart’s first brand new full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World. stewartlee.co.uk êêêêê

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‘The most consistently funny show of his brilliant career… I laughed till it hurt’

‘‘Venomously funny’

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Suitable for ages 16+ Tickets: £25

Fri 13 October 7.45pm, Studio Mischief Company

RED

Mischief breathe new life into the classic story of Little Red Riding Hood with a new piece of energetic and provocative physical theatre. Through intricate storytelling and dark humour, Mischief lead you through the forest and into the world of RED. This is no fairy tale! Influenced by Dante’s Inferno, we watch as three characters; Red, The Wolf, and The Devil, embark on a journey of love, sacrifice and betrayal. Watch as the characters descend into animalistic madness in an evening of slick movement, bold theatrical imagery and pounding music.

Sat 14 October 7.30pm, Theatre

Music Through The Ages Celebrate the 70th birthday of Crawley New Town at this flagship event, featuring amazing song, music, dance and theatre from the past seven decades. Acts from local groups, community artists and professional entertainers will help mark this milestone year by performing popular music from 1947 to 2017. Dress up in clothes from your favourite decade from the 1940s onwards!

Tickets: £10 (under 16: £6). A percentage of ticket sales will go to the Mayor of Crawley’s charities, Band of Brothers and Alzheimer’s Society (Crawley services). A Crawley Borough Council promotion

Tickets: £15 (discounts: £13) mischiefcompany.info


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Sat 14 October 8pm, Studio

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Tom Allen: Absolutely

SOLD OUT

The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly campson of working class Bromley, Tom Allen embarks on his debut solo tour. Suitable 14+ (PG) Likely to be swearing and adult content.

Tickets: £13.50 tomindeed.com

‘Catch him now and you’ll be able to tell people how you saw him before he was famous’êêêêê The Telegraph

Tue 17 October 7.30pm, Theatre

John Mayall in concert

For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a blues pioneer, rightly earning him the title, ‘The Godfather of British Blues’. Regarded by many as blues’ most influential artist, John’s band The Bluesbreakers launched the careers of many true legends including Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Peter Green and Mick Taylor. Special guest is Texan guitarist Buddy Whittington and his band.

Tickets: £33.50 johnmayall.com

Mon 16 October 8pm, Theatre

Sean Kelly and the Stars of Storage Hunters A night of comedy and charity auction. Star of Storage Hunters, Sean Kelly, the ever-smiling, ever-shouting auctioneer will be joined by T-Money and Green Mile. Sean has led a crazy life... be prepared to learn a hell of a lot more about his unusual story in this raw and funny show. With hilarious tales, he’s done everything from holding a Top Secret military clearance and serving in Iraq, catching shoplifters in Italy, travelling to over 80 countries around the world, and headlining the MGM Grand in Vegas. T-Money and Green Mile will both perform their own stand up sets and help with the auction finale of the show when you are encouraged to bring along a cheeky item from home, to be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to Help for Heroes. Suitable 12+

Tickets: £23

Thu 19 October 7.30pm, Theatre

The Carpenters Story The award-winning show celebrating the music of one of the most successful pop duos in history. Featuring the stunning vocals of international star Claire Furley, state of the art video projection and lavish arrangements, the show includes all the classic hits Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun,Yesterday Once More, Top of the World, and many more!

Tickets: £25 (discounts: £23.50) carpentersstory.com

‘a very accurate and faithful portrayal’ Richard Carpenter


St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra Vladimir Altschuler

Sat 21 October 11am & 2pm, Studio

Peter and the Wolf

Conductor

Peter Donohoe

Piano

Mussorgsky

Night on a Bare Mountain

Rachmaninov

Piano Concerto No.4

Rimsky Korsakov

Scheherazade

The first international orchestra to visit The Hawth in the 2017-18 season is one of Russia’s finest, the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. Mussorgsky’s atmospheric orchestral poem Night on a Bare Mountain will be followed by the brilliant Peter Donohoe playing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.4. In the second half, the orchestra will perform Rimsky Korsakov’s colourful masterpiece Scheherazade.

Tickets: £31.50.

The musical story of a mischievous boy who lives with his grandfather. Although his grandfather has warned Peter of a wolf in the nearby forest when he goes to play with his animal friends, he finds himself in peril! Suitable for 4+. Running time 30 minutes followed by puppet-making demonstration and photo opportunities.

Tickets: £11. Family of four: £30 Hire – A Treasure Island GB event

Fri 20 October 6.30pm Sat 21 October 7.30pm, Theatre

Queen II:

The Ultimate Queen Show

Pre-concert Talk An entertaining and illuminating talk by Jonathan James to introduce the concert.

Tickets: £4 (free to subscribers, Hawth Friends, students).

Some of the UK’s finest musicians using authentic instruments and equipment, including the ‘red special’ guitar, Grand Piano and a silver sparkle ‘Roger Taylor style’ drum kit perform hits from every decade of Queen’s musical legacy – Queen II truly are the Champions Of Tributes!

Other concerts in the 2017/18 Classical Music Season include Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (page 24), Wild Men of the Baroque (page 30), Philip Dyson, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Philharmonic Europe, and two further concerts by the RPO.

Tickets: £22

For money-saving offers see the Classical Season leaflet, see hawth.co.uk or call Box Office.

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Mon 23 – Sat 28 October, Theatre Mon – Thu 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm, Sat 4pm & 8pm Paul Walden & Derek Nicol for Flying Music in association with Adrian Grant for Key Concerts

Thriller Live Direct from London’s West End

CELEBRATING THE UNDISPUTED KING OF POP Direct from London’s West End where it is now in its record breaking 9th year, THRILLER LIVE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Seen by over 4 million people in over 30 countries, THRILLER LIVE continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history. You will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco as the cast pay homage to Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion, this is a show that you will never forget. Expect your favourite songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and band, including: I Want You Back, ABC, Can You Feel It, Off The Wall, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, Bad, Rock With You, They Don’t Care About Us, Dangerous and Thriller plus many more!

Tickets: Mon – Thu & Fri 8.30pm: £35. Fri 5pm: £32, Sat: £37. Discounts (Mon – Thu): £3.50 off, Hawth Friends: £4 off, Groups 10 or more: £7.50 off. thrillerlive.com

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A TOTAL BLAST. The staging and constant brilliance of the musicians keep us riveted’. A WONDERFUL SHOW’ Whatsonstage.com

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You can’t beat it!’ Evening Standard

VIP Experience Thu 26 – Sat 28 October, Tennyson Room Thu from 6.30pm Fri from 7.30pm, Sat from 7pm, Private Room with VIP Host, welcome drink, complimentary show programme, interval ice cream, and cloakroom available throughout the evening.

Tickets: £16.95 per person


Paul Walden & Derek Nicol for Flying Music in association with Adrian Grant for Key Concerts present

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FEATURING THE SONGS OF

MICHAEL AND THE JACKSON 5

FROM T C E R DI N’S LONDO END WEST ‘AN EXUBERANT BLAST!’ Photo of previous cast member

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Sun 29 October 3pm, Theatre

Sun 29 October 3pm, Studio

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Buster Plays Buster

The first concert in The Hawth’s Brass Season featuring the finest bands in the country. Future concerts include Fairey Band (Sun 21 January), Fodens Band (Sun 11 February) and the Black Dyke Band (Sun 18 March).

Tickets: £12.75 (discounts: £11.25). See all 4 concerts for £40 or any 3 for £31.50. grimethorpeband.co.uk

Since its debut in 2011, Buster plays Buster has been delighting audiences with its magic and charm. A first class jazz quartet featuring musicians of the highest calibre performing live to a screening of a Buster Keaton classic silent movie Steamboat Bill Jr. The music is specifically arranged for the group, scored and synced to the movie, but also features plenty of improvised solos from these great jazz musicians, which creates a cohesive work merging the two art forms in a unique experience for the audience.

Tickets: £14 busterplaysbuster.com

‘a sensational band!’ Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2

Wed 25 – Sat 28 October, Studio Evening 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm COS Musical Theatre Tue 31 October 7.45pm, Studio

Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo British Blues legendary producer who has worked with everyone from Alexis Korner, Bowie, John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Rod Stewart, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and more.

Centre Stage Diamond Edition Join COS Musical Theatre as they celebrate their 60th Birthday in an evening of songs from West End and Broadway shows where they will showcase numbers from their past shows and possible new ones!

The Mighty Combo features Kid Carlos (guitar), Paul Tasker (sax), Matt Little (keyboards), Ian Jennings (upright bass), and Mike Hellier (drums).

You will be tapping your feet to numbers from 42nd Street, Blues Brothers, Hello Dolly and Wicked to name but a few. So, all you need to do is sit back while they dazzle you with this year’s Centre Stage.

Tickets: £15 (unreserved seating)

Tickets: £15

In association with Crawley Blues Club.

Hire – A COS (amateur) production.


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‘The most entertaining man in cycling’ Lizzie Armitstead

Thu 2 November 7.45pm, Studio

Ellie Taylor: This Guy Following a sell-out Edinburgh Festival season and 2016 tour, the star of BBC’s Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, The John Bishop Show, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and Radio 4’s The Now Show presents an unmissable new stand-up show discussing whether or not she should breed.

‘Radiates charisma... blessed with great flair’ Guardian Suitable 14+.

Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12) ellietaylorcomedy.com

Thu 2 November 7.30pm, Theatre Wed 1 November 7.30pm, Theatre

Ned Boulting: Bikeology British Cycling has seen more drama in the past year than your average soap opera… Journalist, television presenter and best-selling author Ned Boulting with his acclaimed sell-out ride through the world of Bikeology, featuring brand new tales from life in the cycling lane, as well as the inside scoop from his time at the 2017 Tour de France. From the humble commuter to the winner of the Tour de France*, Boulting takes an off-centre look at what it means to ride a bike, drawing on his own underwhelming adventures in the saddle to his 14 summers spent hurtling around France in pursuit of the sport’s biggest names. *Ned Boulting has never tested positive for performance enhancing substances

Tickets: £21.50 bikeology.co.uk

Ultimate Eagles The legendary sounds of The Eagles are faithfully and brilliantly recreated by six world class musicians in an unmissable concert. Ultimate Eagles are an international phenomenon. They have become a brand name in their own right dearly loved by their massive and expanding fan base. In just four short years, they have performed to over 500,000 fans worldwide, clocking up 5 million YouTube hits along the way. All the classic Eagles hits from the timeless back catalogue.

Tickets: £24 ultimateeagles.co.uk


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THE ORIGINAL WEST END MUSICAL IS BACK

IT’S THE ONE THAT YOU WANT! www.greasethemusical.co.uk


SKY NEWS

‘A FEEL-GOOD, PICK-ME-UP MUSICAL’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘‘THE No.1 GREATEST MUSICAL!’’ 100 Greatest Musicals, Channel 4

So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-wopbam-boom!’ ‘GREASE IS STILL THE WORD’ Sunday Telegraph

Mon 6 – Sat 11 November, Theatre Mon – Thu 7.30pm, Fri & Sat 5pm & 8.30pm He’s the one that you WANT!! Tom Parker, from the UK’s top boy band THE WANTED, is to star in his first ever theatrical role as ‘bad boy’ Danny in GREASE, the No.1 greatest musical! Also starring Over The Rainbow winner Danielle Hope as Sandy and EastEnders’ and Strictly Come Dancing’s Louisa Lytton as Rizzo, this original, electrifying West End production lights up The Hawth for just one week only! It’s time to dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and come along to the biggest party in town as Danny and Sandy fall in love all over again. It’s the original high-school musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more.

Tickets: Mon – Thu & Fri 8.30pm: £41. Fri 5pm: £39, Sat £44. Discounts (Mon – Thu): £3.50 off, Hawth Friends: £4 off, groups 10 or more: £7.50 off. Family of four: £123 (Mon – Thu & Fri 8.30pm) greasethemusical.co.uk

VIP Experience Thu 9 – Sat 11 November, Thu from 6.30pm, Fri & Sat from 7.30pm Tennyson Room Private Room with VIP Host, welcome drink, complimentary show programme, interval ice cream, and cloakroom available throughout the evening.

Tickets: £16.95 per person

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Wed 8 November 7.45pm, Studio Rumpus Theatre Company

The Red Room ‘A spine-chilling new play based on the classic ghost story by H G Wells.’

Everyone warned against it, but stubbornness is a curious thing… one night, entirely alone in an apparently haunted room. It’s a familiar scenario, but the outcome is totally unexpected… and utterly terrifying! Come and see this mesmerizing new take on H G Wells’ classic ghost story The Red Room to find out…and enter the room… if you dare!

Tickets: £15 (discounts: £13)

Sat 4 November 11am, Studio Garlic Theatre

Jack and the Beans Talk Fri 3 November 7.30pm, Theatre

A fresh and funny retelling of the traditional story and an ideal gentle introduction to theatre. Was it a dream or did I hear a talking bean?

Henning Wehn:

Jack lives on a small farm with his mum and very little to eat. He likes to talk to the birds, his cow and anyone who will listen. Imagine his surprise when he swaps his cow for some magic beans and starts to hear a whispering in the breeze and a giant rumble in the sky...

Join German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn for an evening of Teutonic jolliness at its best. This time Henning’s having an unbiased look at immigration. He also wonders, if, generally speaking, people are competent. Luckily in his case this doesn’t matter as either he’s funny or he lives up to a national stereotype. It’s a win-win situation. Come along. Or else.

Charming and inventive with plenty of interaction, an enormous beanstalk, bags of gold and a smelly old giant, this is a cautionary tale about what might happen if you throw things out of the window!

Suitable for 16+

Suitable for ages 3 – 7. Running time: 45 minutes.

Tickets: £18.50

Tickets: £6.50. Family of 4: £24

www.henningwehn.de

garlictheatre.org.uk

Westphalia Is Not An Option

An amazing feast of puppets with a wonderful mix of slapstick, suspense, audience participation, and high humour.


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‘The most original duo on the British folk scene’ Robin Denslow, The Guardian

Thu 9 November 7.45pm, Studio

Megson

Tue 14 & Wed 15 November 7.45pm, Studio Pitchy Breath Theatre Company

Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards, Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband and wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (vocals, whistle, piano accordion) and Stu Hanna (guitar, mandola, banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting and intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and humour.

Tickets: £16

Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is a blistering political thriller, as relevant today as ever. With its exploration of absolute power and creeping dictatorship, now is the perfect time to revisit this play. Pitchy Breath Theatre Company are doing just that in this fast-paced, modern dress, gender blind adaptation that brings this historical play firmly up to date, whilst still retaining the glorious language of our greatest writer.

Tickets: £12 (discounts: £10) A Pitchy Breath non-professional production pitchybreath.co.uk

megsonmusic.co.uk

‘the music is for dancing and an old-fashioned good time’

‘Brilliant’ Adele

New York Times

Sun 12 November 7.30pm, Theatre Sat 11 November 7.45pm, Studio Americana Night

Hot Club of Cowtown Utterly danceable, romantic and rustic Hot Jazz and Western Swing direct from Austin, Texas.

Someone Like You An immaculate celebration of one of our generation’s finest singer-songwriters. Hand-picked by Adele herself on Graham Norton’s Adele Special, the outstanding Katie Markham has the showstopping voice and captivating charisma to deliver all your favourite Adele hits in an enthralling concert performance.

Tickets: £20

All the magic of the three record-breaking albums including Chasing Pavements, Make You Feel My Love, Set Fire To The Rain, Someone Like You, Hello, Rolling In The Deep and the multi-million seller Skyfall.

In association with 22o5 promotions

Tickets: £22 (discounts: £20)

hotclubofcowtown.com

someonelikeyou.co.uk

A vintage mix of Western swing songs and cowboy ballads reflecting the spirit and joy of the American West.


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Tue 14 November 8pm, Theatre

Fri 17 November 7.30pm, Theatre

Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

After beating both Beyoncé and Drake to a Number 1 Album in his native Ireland in 2016, charismatic country-pop crossover star Nathan Carter comes to Crawley!

With an astonishingly vast repertoire and lightning-sharp delivery honed from fifteen years at the top, Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. Please note this is the same show Jimmy brought to us in 2016.

Nathan Carter One of Ireland’s biggest live music acts, Nathan has enthralled audiences up and down the country, and has firmly become a firm favourite for audiences of all ages.

Tickets: £27.50 nathancartermusic.com

Tickets: £30 jimmycarr.com

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‘Comedy’s Holy Grail. Go See!’ Sunday Times

Wed 15 November 7.30pm, Theatre

The Sensational Ed Byrne ‘60s Experience Spoiler Alert Returning by huge popular demand for one night only with a brand new show.

Starring Mike Pender (original voice of The Searchers) Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Fortunes, The New Amen Corner.

Sat 18 November 8pm, Theatre

Is life that bad or have we good reason to complain about it? Are we filled with righteous anger at a world gone wrong or are we all just a bunch of whiny little brats? In short, are we spoiled?

Five legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten. With the definite feel good factor this is must see ‘60s show. Hits include Needles And Pins, Out Of Time, I’m Into Something Good, You’ve Got Your Troubles and Bend Me Shape Me plus many more. Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best.

Come and watch as Byrne takes this question, turns it upside down and shakes it until the funny falls out.

Tickets: £29.50

edbyrne.com

Go on, spoil yourself. Suitable 16+

Tickets: £25.50


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Tue 21 November 7.30pm, Theatre

Sun 19 November 12noon – 2.30pm, Spotlight Jazz Lunch

Javajam Enjoy some great music from the trio featuring smooth vocalist Sarah-Jane Hassell, pianist Roger Lewin and Phil Brown on sax. A musical journey from Gershwin to Porter and Bacharach to Norah Jones while you enjoy a traditional roast with a choice of meats followed by a dessert of your choice. Fish and vegetarian options available.

Tickets: £19.95

JOE BROWN For the first time ever ‘Just Joe’

Join Joe as he incorporates his diverse musical styles into this brand new show that is as unique as the man himself. Packed with timeless classics, rockabilly, gospel, country, folk and rock ‘n’ roll, all interwoven with Joe’s effervescent delivery and humorous reminiscences, this sensational show is a musical journey not to be missed. Special guest Henry Gross.

Tickets: £30 joebrown.co.uk

Mon 20 November 7.30pm, Theatre

Joss Arnott Dance: Triple Bill

Joss Arnott Dance’s new classical contemporary programme will take you on a gripping journey through powerful and heart-pounding choreography that has established the company as one of the most exciting voices in British contemporary dance. Created in collaboration with the some of the industry’s foremost dancers, composers and designers, the evening features two brand new dance works – A Movement in 3 and RUSH – alongside the company’s internationally award-winning solo V that will feature live music for the first time.

Tickets: £16.50 (discounts: £14), Schools: £10 Joss Arnott Dance can deliver contemporary technique, repertoire and creative workshops that are suitable for students Key Stage 3 and above. For more information: education@jossarnottdance.co.uk jossarnottdance.com

‘The perfect tonic for British contemporary dance’ Londonist


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Thu 23 November 7.30pm, Theatre

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Mathieu Herzog Mozart Bruch

Conductor Don Giovanni Overture Violin Concerto No.1

Francesca Dego Brahms Dvořák

Violin Hungarian Dance No.6 Symphony No.8

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes winter with this enchanting programme of orchestral favourites. Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture is followed by Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No.6, which bursts with energy, imitating the lively nature of Hungarian folk music. Bruch’s Violin Concerto is performed by BBC Music Magazine Rising Star Francesca Dego. A favourite in the classical repertoire, it showcases her extraordinary talent through sumptuous melodies and sparkling virtuosity. Concluding the programme is Dvořák’s joyful Symphony No.8, one of the most tuneful of all orchestral works.

Tickets: £31.50 rpo.co.uk

Thu 23 November 6.30pm, Theatre

Pre-concert Talk Gwyn Parry-Jones introduces Bruch’s Violin Concerto.

TIckets: £4 (free to subscribers, Hawth Friends, students).

‘laidback, on-the-nose material, chopping down fools of all colours’ The Guardian

Thu 23 November 8pm, Studio

Nathan Caton:

The Pursuit Of Happiness Nathan’s keeping it real and keeping it funny, dissecting all things from the personal to the political in his hilarious new show. One of the best young comics in the UK, Nathan’s awardwinning combination of personal and topical anecdotes has led to numerous TV appearances and his own hit BBC Radio 4 sitcom. Suitable 14+ (PG) Likely to be swearing and adult content.

Tickets: £13.50 (discounts: £11.50) nathancaton.com

Fri 24 November 7.45pm, Studio

Blues Night: Steve James US bluesman, songwriter, bottleneck slide players, and storyteller who has earned his reputation with decades of tireless international touring, recordings, humorous stage presence and an unmistakable style of playing and singing. Suitable 16+

Tickets: £15 (unreserved) In association with Crawley Blues Club stevejames.com

‘there is something real, something unfeigned, something vital in the hands and throat of a master like James’ Austin Chronicle


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Fri 24 November 7.30pm, Theatre

Sat 25 November 8pm, Studio

An Audience with

Company Gavin Robertson

Martin Kemp

From the incredible global success of Spandau Ballet to hitting the headlines on EastEnders, Martin has a truly amazing career. He has conquered personal challenges, had a best-selling book, won fans on Celebrity Big Brother and not forgetting his stunning performance in the hit movie The Krays. Now it’s your chance to get up close and personal as Martin talks about his life and being in the business – all of it is true and with your chance to put your questions forward to Martin – live!

Tickets: £25 (limited number of Premium tickets: £30)

Mata Hari: Female Spy The Great War: while millions of men struggle and fight in the mud and hell of the trenches, one woman’s story begs to be told. Mata Hari, the most notorious female spy in history. Or was she? Using Mata Hari’s own words, performer Katharine Mary gives a powerful portrayal of a compelling woman, the world’s first femme fatale! Dancer, lover, confidante and courtesan. From her upbringing in The Netherlands, to Indonesia, and the invention in Paris of her alter-ego, she reflects upon the events that have led her to the firing squad.

Tickets: £16 (discounts: £14) gavinrobertson.com

Sat 25 November 7.30pm, Theatre

The Real Thing and Odyssey The Real Thing had three million selling hit singles in the ‘70s, including You To Me Are Everything, Can’t Get By Without You and Feel the Force. Featuring three original singers, Chris Amoo, Eddy Amoo and Dave Smith, and celebrating 40 years together, The Real Thing are one of the UK’s most successful soul bands. Odyssey will perform all their hits, including Native New Yorker, Lucky Star, Going Back To My Roots.

Tickets: £25.50

Mon 27 November 7.30pm, Theatre

The Bob Dylan Story A stunning new tribute to a songwriting genius who spoke for a generation. Experience the thrill and energy of a full-blown Dylan concert, enhanced by a top backing band and planted firmly in the 1960s. The Bob Dylan Story will remind you what REAL nostalgia feels like, with classics from Blowin’ In The Wind and Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door to Subterranean Homesick Blues and All Along The Watchtower.

Tickets: £23, £21 Hire thebobdylanstory.com


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Tue 28 November 7.30pm, Theatre

The Blues Band Celebrating their 38th year together Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Tom McGuinness, Rob Townsend and Gary Fletcher are still dazzling audiences with their showmanship and virtuosity. With 20 albums and thousands of gigs behind them they’ve earned a reputation around the world as one of the finest exponents of the blues tradition.

Tickets: £23.50 thebluesband.net

The Solid Gold Rock ’n’ Roll Show Marty Wilde, Eden Kane and Mike Berry Featuring very special guest Mark Wynter With The Wildcats Celebrating Marty Wilde’s 60th anniversary in the business as he, together with Eden Kane, Mike Berry, and The Wildcats, as well as very special guest Mark Wynter, join forces in The Solid Gold Rock n Roll Show. Teen idols of their day, Marty, Eden, Mike and Mark show us how rock n’ roll with its fusion of sound and rhythm shaped the style of music that we listened to and still do today.

Tickets: £30

Tue 28 November 7.45pm, Studio

Mitford Sisters The Mitford Sisters lived much of their lives in the centre of the events that defined the 20th century. Diana was married to Oswald Mosley and a lifelong fascist. Unity was a great close friend of Hitler’s. Jessica, was a dyed-in-the-wool communist. Deborah became Duchess of Devonshire. Nancy was a well-loved novelist. Gail Louw’s astonishing one woman tour de force follows four of the sisters through world-changing events of the 20th century. Multi-award-winning playwright Gail Louw has had her plays performed throughout the world, most recently in South Africa, San Francisco (winning Best of the Fest), Australia and New Zealand.

Tickets: £13.50 gail-louw.com


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Thu 30 November 8pm, Studio

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Paul Foot:

‘Tis A Pity She’s A Piglet In Paul’s first new show in two years, Professor Ketchup and his camembert piglet join forces as he tackles the big issues such as terrorism. Plus Ant ‘n Dec, Immigration X-Factor and breakfast. The multi-award winning Mr Foot has appeared on numerous TV and radio programmes including Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Would I Lie To You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World, Russell Howard’s Good News and The Infinite Monkey Cage on BBC Radio4. Suitable 14+

Tickets: £16 paulfoot.tv

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‘REMARKABLE’ GUARDIAN

Thu 30 November 7.30pm, Theatre The Russian State Ballet and Opera House

Swan Lake Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky

A tragic and dramatic romance with exquisite dancing and featuring a live orchestra with over 30 musicians

Fri 1 December 7.30pm, Theatre

Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band

Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band’s 2017 album was released to critical acclaim as one of Eliza’s most adventurous and accomplished works to date and their live show, which features a who’s who of names in the folk world, is equally as impressive, ambitious and exhilarating. First assembled in 2013 by English traditional folk powerhouse Eliza to explore and celebrate her long and varied career in folk music, The Wayward Band represents a healthy slice of everything good that is happening in traditional music now.

Support: Duotone

Duotone is the alias of songwriter Barney Morse-Brown, cellist with multi-platinum artist Birdy, BBC Folk Award winners the Imagined Village, Chris Wood and Jackie Oates.

Tickets: £22 elizawayward.com duotonemusic.com

From the impressive splendour of the palace ballroom to the moonlit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all – from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy.

Tickets: £34.50 (discounts: £32.50). Groups 10 or more £29.50 amande-concerts.co.uk

‘absolutely sumptuous ballet with gorgeous sets and costumes’ Fife Times


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Fri 8 December 7.45pm, Studio Blues Night

The Elevators Hare and Tortoise Farewell Show by Brendan Murray, winner of the Writer’s Guild ‘Best Play for Children & Young People’.

A delightful adaptation of Aesop’s fable about opposites, time and friendship. Ready? Steady? Go! But who’s the fastest; who’s the best? Who will finally win the race? Younger, fitter, faster Hare – tearing around, unable to wait – or slow and steady Tortoise, taking the time to look at the stars? A funny, tender, award-winning adaptation of the wellloved story brimming with music, movement and colour. Suitable for children aged 3+

A last chance to see one of the most exciting blues bands playing today. Leading UK exponents of classic electric blues with references to BB King, Peter Green, Clapton, Robert Johnson and modernists like Cray. They are not afraid to venture into Blues territory covered by Ry Cooder, Dylan and other exponents of the blues waterfront.

Tickets: £15 (unreserved) In association with Crawley Blues Club.

Tickets: £7.50 (Family of 4: £26)

‘One of the most joyfully smart, stimulating and entertaining comedians this country has’

piedpipertheatre.co.uk

The Telegraph

Sun 3 December 3pm, Studio

The Wild Men of the Baroque Piers Adams Recorders David Wright Harpsicord Adams and Wright take you on a journey through the wild side of the baroque era with some truly extraordinary music by little known 17th century masters such as Biber, Van Eyck, Castello, Fontana and Pandolfi, alongside majestic 18th century sonatas by Corelli, Scarlatti and Handel.They will also transport their baroque instruments into more modern times with colourful works by Debussy, Piazzolla and Ligeti, in a dazzling afternoon of recorder and harpsichord wizardry.

Tickets: £17.75

Mon 11 December 8pm, Theatre

Omid Djalili: Schmuck For a Night The award-winning comedian and actor known for his legendary stand-up performances, is back! Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, his stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. Suitable for 16+

Tickets: £26 omidnoagenda.com


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Mon 18 December 7.30pm, Theatre

That’ll Be The Day Christmas Show Topped with lashings of Christmas spirit get ready to party as That’ll Be The Day returns with its brand new Christmas show! The UK’s most popular rock ‘n’ roll variety show celebrates the festive season with all your favourite Christmas classics from the ‘50s, ‘60s & ‘70s, plus plenty of hilarious comedy!

Tickets: £27.50 thatllbetheday.com

Sat 16 & Sun 17 December, Studio Sat 5pm, Sun 3pm

Russian Christmas Event The Children`s Centre of Education and Arts, Kaleidoscope, professional actors from Xameleon and We Love Puppets present a Christmas play for children A Day of Naughtiness – Lord of Misrule by Martin Linaker. The production is a unique mixture of Russian traditional Christmas characters with a flavour of English pantomime. Performed in Russian and English. After the show everyone will be invited on stage to join in the fun around the Christmas tree where children will receive a present from Grandfather Frost, Russia’s Santa Claus.

Tickets: £11. Child: £12.50 (includes present)

Thu 21 – Sat 23 December 1pm & 3.30pm, Studio Let’s All Dance

The Nutcracker After sell-out tours, Let’s All Dance presents this much-loved Christmas classic for the festive season. With dazzling dancing, all the famous characters and sumptuous music, this shortened version is a perfect treat for the whole family. Let’s All Dance makes high-quality ballet accessible and fun for children. Fantastic dancers, crystal-clear storytelling and stunning visuals enchant audiences of all ages. Journey through the magical night with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince, meet the Mouse King and join the Sugar Plum Fairy in the beautiful Land of Sweets. Suitable for all ages. Running time: 50 mins with photo opportunity with dancers on stage after show.

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11) lets-all-dance.co.uk

Tue 19 & Wed 20 December 7.30pm, Studio

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

Tickets: £16 Hire – A MTM (amateur) promotion


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Sat 13 January 7.30pm, Theatre

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Opera Up Close

The Magic Flute Invited behind the velvet rope at London’s most exclusive club, Tamino doesn’t have time to stop for beggars, paparazzi, or even his girlfriend Pamina. Going to bed after a blazing row later that night, this ordinary couple relive the events and encounters of the evening in dreams made extraordinary by the lateness of the hour, their befuddled senses, and yes, a touch of magic.

Wed 10 January 7.30pm, Theatre

Circus of Horrors After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation – Voodoo – a spectacular mix of bizarre and fantastic circus acts all woven into a sensational shock/horror story and the darkest of magic. Driven by a mainly original soundscape and performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek, you’ll certainly die laughing!

Tickets: £25 (discounts: £22) EARLYBIRD OFFER: TICKETS £20 UNTIL 1 NOVEMBER circusofhorrors.co.uk

Fri 12 January 7.30pm, Theatre

Dance To The Music An exciting new dance show created by and starring Kristina Rihanoff, one of the most renowned dancers and choreographers from Strictly Come Dancing. Featuring a full cast of professional dancers, plus two amazing singers, including Chris Maloney (X Factor finalist). Expect to see dance styles including, the Argentine tango, rock n roll, contemporary ballet, salsa and more…

Tickets: £32 VIP seats: £52 includes best seats and a post-show meet & greet with the cast.

Olivier Award-winning Opera Up Close perform bold, hugely popular and critically acclaimed chamber reimaginings of classic operas, this production will re-invent The Magic Flute in fabulous new robes for the era of Trump and recessions, casting rays of light and love into the darkness.

Tickets: £25 operaupclose.com

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Sun 14 January 7.30pm, Theatre

Faith

The George Michael Legacy A stunning celebration of one the greatest singer–songwriters of all time. International George Michael tribute Wayne Dilks and his 8 piece band take you on a musical journey of 35 years of hit records, from Wham to his solo career. The show uses video footage from The George Michael 25 tour in a two hour spellbinding spectacle featuring Club Tropicana, I’m Your Man, Faith, Fast Love, Outside, Freedom, A Different Corner, Father Figure, Careless Whisper and many, many more.

Tickets: £24.50 (Hawth Friends: £22.50)

‘uncanny, looks and sounds like the real superstar’ The Stage

faithgeorgemichael.com

Fri 19 January 7.30pm, Theatre

A Vision of Elvis

Transporting you on a musical journey from Sun Studios, the Movie Years, ‘68 Comeback and a breathtaking Concert Years finale, A Vision of Elvis is an experience you will never forget. Voted the Official No.1 Elvis Tribute Show, multi-award winning Rob Kingsley is renowned as one of the best, performing worldwide to sold out audiences. Ed Bonja, Elvis’s photographer/road manager said ‘his moves, the voice, the look, the charisma, he even walks like Elvis, I should know’. For adults, but suitable for 11+

Tickets: £23.50 avisionofelvis.co.uk

Sat 20 January 7.30pm, Theatre

‘The King is Back’ Rolling Stone Magazine

Sun 21 January 3pm, Theatre

The Classic Rock Show Fairey Band Testimony to the enduring popularity of Classic Rock music, the critically acclaimed stage production returns to the UK to deliver its eagerly awaited new show.

The Classic Rock Show’s world class band powers through rock’s finest moments, from AC/DC and Aerosmith to Eric Clapton, The Eagles, ELO, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Meatloaf and Queen to The Who, Zeppelin, ZZ Top and everything in between, performed with note-for-note precision that brings the iconic and era-defining recordings to life.

Tickets: £25.50 (Gold Circle Seats: £35.50)

The Hawth’s Brass Season featuring the finest bands in the country offering a magnificent afternoon’s entertainment. The Band are 16 times British Open Champions and 9 times National Champions of Great Britain and never fail to offer stirring concerts. Future concerts include Fodens Band (Sun 11 February) and the Black Dyke Band (Sun 18 March).

Tickets: £12.75 (discounts: £11.25). See all 4 concerts for £40 or any 3 for £31.50.


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Thu 25 January 7.30pm, Theatre

From The Jam Led by the The Jam’s original bassist Bruce Foxton, From The Jam recreate the excitement of the years 1977 to 1982 and play all the classic tracks from The Jam’s back catalogue. Bruce is joined by Russell Hastings (vocals and guitar) in an authentic and passionate performance. Expect to hear classic hits such as Down In The Tube Station At Midnight, Going Underground, Town Called Malice and The Modern World as well as some live favourites and songs from Bruce’s solo career. Plus support

TIckets: £25 standing, £23.50 circle seating fromthejamofficial.com

Mon 22 & Tue 23 January 7.30pm, Theatre

St Petersburg Classic Ballet Giselle (Mon) Music: Adolphe Adam

The Nutcracker (Tue) Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky Combining classical training and technique with the best-loved Russian ballets, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet’s performances have an air of magic, complemented by a full orchestra and outstanding soloists who will take your breath away! Giselle is one of the few 19th century Romantic ballets to survive intact, the quintessential story of unrequited love The Nutcracker is delightfully festive, as Clara is whisked away on a fairy tale adventure by her Nutcracker Prince.

Tickets: £35. See both ballets: £56.

Tickets for live screenings: £15 (discounts: £12). Tickets for Encore screenings: £9.50.


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Fri 26 January 8pm – 1am (Bar from 7pm), Theatre

Fri 26 January 7.45pm, Studio

Tropicana Nights Blues Night: Kent DuChaine The ultimate ‘80s party night – If you’re looking for a funfilled evening of pure ‘80s music and dancing for the over 25s, then look no further! Come and join us at one of our amazing parties and indulge yourselves in pure ‘80s heaven. We guarantee you’ll have an incredible night. Whether you come in your favourite outfit from the decade or not, you are guaranteed to get in the party mood as soon as you walk into the room. If you want to go back to your fun-filled youth, you have definitely come to the right place. We welcome hen parties and birthday groups and promise to make your evening a night to remember…

Hawth regular Kent DuChaine has listened to, hung out with, opened up for, travelled and played with most of the great Blues men and women. He is a link with a bygone era of Robert Johnson and Johnny Shines and his shows transport you back to the Delta of the ‘30s.

Tickets: £15 (unreserved) In association with Crawley Blues Club kentduchaine.com

Tickets: £10 Sun 28 January 11am – 4pm, Theatre

Sussex Wedding Fayre The Fayre is now established as one of the most important and popular events in the wedding calendar, attracting visitors from all over the south east of England. Over 60 wedding supplier exhibitors of all kinds, covering every aspect of the wedding celebration for you to plan your event under one roof during one visit! Lots of new ideas, offers and competitions! Free catwalk fashion show featuring bridal and menswear, music and entertainment, décor, florists, health and beauty, photographers and video, cars and transport, many venues, entertainers, caterers, gifts and so much more! Make sure you don’t miss this one! More info and FREE Tickets for pre-registered wedding partners from: www.sussexweddingfayre.com Exhibitor Enquiries to AGLG Events – 0345 475 6141


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Thu 1 February 7.30pm, Theatre

Moon River And Me Featuring Jimmy Osmond

Direct from the USA, the only official Andy Williams tribute show starring Jimmy Osmond. This brand new show full of award-winning music, nostalgic footage and special memories of Andy Williams will touch your heart. Jimmy will sing the songs that made Andy Williams so beloved by millions including Music To Watch Girls By, Happy Heart, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Almost There, May Each Day, Days Of Wine And Roses, and, of course, Moon River.

Tue 6 – Sat 10 February, Theatre 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm

OUR HOUSE

From Tim Firth, the writer of smash hits Calendar Girls and Kinky Boots comes the feel-good, Olivier Award winning Madness musical. On the night of Joe’s 16th birthday, a split-second decision forces him to choose between himself and his heart. As two very different paths unfold before him, the consequences of that choice will change his life forever. Set to a score of Madness hits including It Must Be Love, House of Fun, Baggy Trousers and Our House, this hilarious, high energy musical will have you singing and dancing in the aisles… welcome to the house of fun!

COMING SOON

The Chicago Blues Brothers Back with a brand new production taking you back to 1980 to finish the concert at the Palace Ballroom Hotel. The Chicago Blues Brothers are on a mission once again – in a high-octane, on-stage party you can’t afford to miss.


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Tue 6 March 7.30pm, Theatre

Jonathan Pie: Back to the Studio Jonathan Pie returns to the stage with a brand new live show following a sell out tour ending at The London Palladium. Suitable 16+. Please note: Latecomers not admitted.

Wed 14 March 7.30pm, Theatre

Brendan Cole: All Night Long Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole takes to the stage with his sensational guest dancers to wow audiences in his latest spectacular production.

Mon 19 March 7.30pm, Theatre

Russell Watson: Canzoni d’ Amore The UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist of all time.

Thu 19 April 7.30pm, Theatre

Jason Manford: Muddle Class Suitable 16+

FROM ONE OF THE GREATEST THRILLER WRITERS OF ALL TIME Mon 12 – Sat 17 February, Theatre Evenings 7.30pm, Wed & Sat 2.30pm

The Case of the Frightened Lady

BILL KENWRIGHT

PRESENTS

ALL STAR CAST TO BE ANNOUNCED

When Inspector Tanner is called in to investigate a ruthless murder at Mark’s Priory, the grand ancestral home of the Lebanon family, he quickly discovers that nothing is quite as it seems... The Classic Thriller Company returns with a brand new adaptation from the legendary ‘king of the detective thriller”, Edgar Wallace whose gripping page-turners are regarded as the bedrock of the modern thriller. This is your chance to catch this chilling, captivating and complex thriller live on stage…

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VINCENT SIMONE & FLAVIA CACACE STAR IN

TANGO MODERNO A TANGO FOR TODAY

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“Quite simply breathtaking” Manchester Evening News

Tue 27 – Sat 31 March, 7.30pm and Wed & Sat 2.30pm, Theatre

TANGO MODERNO Tango is the rhythm of the city, the heat of the streets and the pulse of life.

Tango Moderno is the irresistible hot new stage spectacular from tango superstars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace. tangomoderno.com

Dance partners for over two decades, world champions, Strictly Come Dancing favourites and West End stage stars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace bring together their famous tango style with dazzling theatrical flair to give you a Tango for Today.


Martin Dodd for UK Productions and Derek Nicol & Paul Walden for Flying Entertainment proudly present the Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse production of

★★★★★ ‘the best page-to-stage

show since War Horse’THE STAGE

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Adapted by Matthew Spangler Based on the best-selling novel by

Khaled Hosseini

Directed by Giles Croft Tue 20 – Sat 24 February 7.30pm, Theatre Evenings 7.30pm, Wed & Sat 2.30pm

★★★★★ The Kite Runner ‘a truly contemporary

Following an outstanding West End run, this unforgettable theatrical tour-de-force comes to Crawley.

cultural phenomenon’

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this SUNDAYwhich EXPRESS haunting taleTHE of friendship spans cultures and continents, follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither Hassan or Amir can foresee Originally produced by the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever.


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Hawth Voices! Is there anything better than a good sing-song? Come, raise your voice and have fun singing along with Hawth Voices, a relaxed choir with a wide repertoire of all your favourite music. New members are always welcome!

Autumn sessions start Wed 13 September – Wed 6 December (not 25 October). Book a 6 week block of classes for £27 or £5.50 a week.

Mon 11 September – 27 November 6.30pm Wed 13 September – 29 November 10am

Life Drawing Rachel Cowell offers two blocks of five Life Drawing sessions focused on learning and experimenting with new materials and gaining more skills for people regardless of ability or previous experience. Suitable for 16+.

Admission: £12 per session (£10 per session if you book all five).

Tuesday 12 September for six weeks 10am – 12noon

Sat 16 September 1pm, Sat 21 October 10am, Sat 18 November 9.30am

Creative Writing Workshop: Writing Stories for Magazines

Papercraft with Natalie O’Shea

Do you enjoy writing stories? Maybe there are stories inside you that you haven’t yet got down onto paper?

Come and join Natalie O’Shea to make a fabulous handmade greeting card. If you thought you weren’t artistic, then Natalie will show you how easy it is to make personalised cards whether you think you are crafty or not.

What about sending your work to magazines that publish fiction and pay for it? Or entering competitions?

4 hour sessions with all materials provided. £20 per session. Please pay on the day.

This course will cover the techniques of short fiction, focusing on marketable stories, and on the ‘nuts and bolts’ of submission. Alison Carter publishes hundreds of stories and serials a year in women’s magazines, plus articles about writing in the trade press.

www.natalieoshea.co.uk

Sat 18 November 4pm – 7pm

Photography Session

Tickets: £6 per session

Members of East Grinstead Camera Club offer a free session on composition, location and camera techniques.

UKULELE LESSONS

The talk is accessible to everyone and will use the Club’s exhibition to illustrate the session as well as answering technical or other questions you may have. Monochrome and landscapes, and nature photography in your garden are some of the subjects covered.

Learn the basics of the instrument, how to play in a group and have fun on Saturdays 10am – 10.45am (beginners), 11am – 11.45am (improvers) Suitable ages 16+. Tutor Mark Orchin has a wealth of experience in teaching people of all ages and abilities as well as performing in bands including Touchstone.

Saturdays 2, 16 & 30 September, 11 & 14 October, 25 November and 9 December. COST: £7.50 PER SESSION

To find out more or if you are interested in hiring The Hawth’s new space, contact hawthhire@parkwoodtheatres.co.uk or call 01293 859949

Admission: Free. All welcome. Sat 14 October 1pm – 3pm

Sewing Workshop Would you like to be creative for a few hours, whilst relaxing and having a chat? Be part of The Hawth’s very own pop up sewing group led by Diane Carney. Come along with nothing more than a bit of enthusiasm and you too could be the proud owner of a unique bag, make-up bag, cushion, gadget case, to name but a few of the projects on offer for you to make by hand. All fabric, needles, threads, pins, zips etc will be provided.

£20 per session. Please pay on the day


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Mon 25 September, 7pm

Mon 20 November, 7pm

A brand-new retelling of one of the Bard’s greatest plays.

The dazzling Stephen Sondheim musical performed on the National Theatre’s Olivier stage with a cast featuring Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett and Janie Dee and 21-piece orchestra.

Globe Encore: King Lear King Lear (Kevin McNally) decides to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions.

NT Encore: Follies

Tue 26 September 7pm

Encore: Carmen on the Lake George Bizet’s opera performed at the breathtaking Lake Constance in Bregenz, Austria and directed by Kasper Holten, Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House. Performed in French with English subtitles.

Wed 27 September, 7pm

Canaletto and the Art of Venice The remarkable story of Canaletto and the city he shared with millions through his art.

Wed 22 November, 7pm

David Hockney at the Royal Academy Featuring intimate and in depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two of his exhibitions held at the Royal Academy of Art.

With exclusive access to the highly anticipated exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery, the film opens the doors of London’s Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.

Mon 11 December, 7pm

Thu 5 October, 7pm

Rory Kinnear and Oliver Chris star in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman and directed by Nicholas Hytner.

Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Tue 23 January, 7pm

NT ENCORE: Hamlet (12A) Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas.

Thu 12 October, 7pm

RSC Encore: Coriolanus A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.

NT Encore: Young Marx (12A)

Cézanne: Portraits of a Life One of the most talked about exhibitions of the year dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne.

Wed 14 February, 7pm

RSC Live: Twelfth Night Shakespeare’s hilarious and heartbreaking tale of unrequited love.

Tickets for live screenings: £15 (discounts: £12). Tickets for Encore/EXHIBITION screenings: £9.50.

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Offering you the best seats in the house as we screen performances live from the most famous stages in the world. Screened with the benefit of state of the art technology to The Hawth Studio.


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SWAY DANCE STUDIO

Adult Classes

For everyone from toddlers to adults. Have fun, workout, dance, laugh, stretch and learn with Sway! Dance classes and more brought to you by qualified teachers with opportunities to perform on stage with Sway and professional companies.

Pilates

Please book your class in advance.

Classes open to all, no matter what level of your ability. MONDAY 9.30am – 10.30am Work on your core, flexibility, mobility and muscle strength.

Adult Street Class

MONDAY 7.15pm – 8.45pm Fun, energetic class in authentic street dance.

Yoga

WEDNESDAY 10.30am – 11.30am A yoga class for all levels. Hatha Yoga can be as gentle or challenging as you want to make it.

Zumba WEDNESDAY 6pm – 6.45pm

Stretch & Tone

FRIDAY 9.30am – 10.30am

Children’s Classes

A mixture of Tai Chi, yoga and pilates.

Street Dance

Authentic hip hop, lockin’, poppin’, breakin’ and more. MONDAY 5 – 7 years: 4.20pm – 5.05pm 8 – 12 years: 5.10pm – 5.55pm 13 – 18 years: 6pm – 7pm

Ballet

SATURDAY Prep (3 – 5 years) 10am – 10.30am Prep Advanced (4 – 6 years) 11am – 11.30am

Tap SATURDAY Prep (3 – 5 years) 10.30am – 11am Classes must be booked in advance.

Come and be part of Do you want to try something new? swaycrawley @SwayDanceHawth email: hawthswaydance@parkwoodcommunityleisure.co.uk The Dance Studio is available for hire for classes and dance schools. For more details, call 01293 859949 or email hawthhire@parkwoodtheatres.co.uk

Mummy & Me Pilates

THURSDAYS 9.30am – 10.15am Rebuild those important muscles weakened during pregnancy, get strong and lean with this relaxed pace whole body workout. Babies very welcome.

£7 (Pay as you go session) or £36 (Block of 6 sessions) For further details or online booking only at Fitmummy. co.uk or reserve your space online and pay in class.


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If you love acting and want to be in the spotlight, this is the youth theatre for you! Being part of THYT also gives our members opportunities to appear alongside professional companies performing at The Hawth and they can take advantage of discounted tickets to see selected shows! What are you waiting for?!

Perform: Drama & Singing (5 – 11 years, key stages 1 & 2) TUESDAYS 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Junior Company (11 – 14 years, key stage 3) THURSDAYS 5 – 7pm

SENIOR Company

(14 – 18 years, key stages 4 & 5) THURSDAYS 7 – 9pm

‘I’ve performed more already this year than I ever have before – I love it! You learn so much from putting on a show and we always have so much fun!’ Senior youth company member

FEBRUARY Half Term Workshop: Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes MON 12 - FRI 16 FEBRUARY 10.30AM - 3.30PM Join us as we bring Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes to life on stage! From Cinderella to Little Red Riding Hood, these classic fairytales may not all end in the happily ever after that you think! Suitable for ages 6-11.

Tickets: £85 To find out more email hawthadmin@parkwoodtheatres.co.uk Follow us on Twitter and Facebook on @thehawthYT


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arts

visual

For more details on how to exhibit your work, contact hawthhire@parkwoodtheatres.co.uk on 01293 859951

Mon 18 September – Fri 13 October

Mon 11 December – Fri 12 January

Crawley Camera Club

Stephen McDonald and Laura Morgan

An exhibition by members of the Club which meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7.45pm at Hut 16, Tilgate Forest Recreation Centre. Members can enjoy tuition, lectures, and competitions, and the Club also has its own darkroom, digital lightroom and studio facilities. All are welcome especially beginners. crawleycameraclub.co.uk

Mon 16 – Fri 10 November

Free admission. Exhibitions in The Hawth foyer can be viewed Mon – Sat 9am – late (6pm if no show).

Once again Laura and Steve exhibit a range of new travel photographs and a selection of original African Art and sculptures. Laura will also be showcasing some of the images from her charity work around the world. We do hope you come and visit and leave inspired. african-mystique.co.uk lauramorganphotography.co.uk

Oriel High School

Mon 15 January – Fri 9 February

Celebrating the artwork of the school’s talented A Level and GCSE students, and featuring a varied and exciting range of fine art, three dimensional design, photography and textile art.

Formed in 2016. A Brush With Art is a group of amateur artists, who enjoy painting together using mixed media.

Mon 13 November – Fri 8 December

East Grinstead Camera Club The Camera Club meets weekly at Felbridge Village Hall from September until May. The exhibition showcases a diverse selection of photography from its members.The exhibition will include Clockwork Orange by Lawrence Homewood, which won Sussex Federation Photographic Championships Print of the Year in 2017. The Club is offering a free Access to Photography workshop on 18 November from 4pm – 7pm in The Loft. see page 40 for details. egcc.org.uk

A Brush with Art


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Crawley Borough Council works in partnership with various community groups and organisations to encourage engagement in cultural activities. We have a busy events programme throughout the year, visit crawley.gov.uk/events to find out more.

Pitchy Breath Theatre

We also support a range of classes and activities to help improve everyone’s health and wellbeing. Whether you just want some general advice, need help dealing with stress, want to lose weight and get fitter or simply to improve your general health, we have a variety of programmes that may help.

Footloose Dance Group

Visit crawley.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk or call 01293 585317 to find out more.

We are a project-based theatre company committed to new writing. We are always looking for new members regardless of experience so why not give us a go? For more information see pitchybreath.co.uk

An integrated dance company for people with learning difficulties and disabilities and volunteers (14+ years) Manor Green Primary School Wednesday 5.15pm – 6.30pm (term time only). 8+ years: £3.50 For more information see crawley.gov.uk/disabilitysport or call 01293 585350

12 Bar Blues Open music jam sessions, suitable for all levels Northgate Community Centre Tuesday 7.30pm – 10pm All ages: £5

Circuswurx Adult A sociable workshop for jugglers and unicyclists of all

For more information about any of our activities: abilities. Beginners welcome. Equipment and tea provided Broadfield Community Centre 01293 438368 Thursday 7.30pm – 9.30pm Arts.development@crawley.gov.uk £3.50

COMING SOON to crawley town centre in november As part of Crawley’s 70th birthday celebrations, creative producers Cohesion Plus and Same Sky present an inclusive family event featuring a carnival parade, live music and dance from community and professional artists, stalls, walkabout artists and a Son et Lumiere finale. More information about the event and how you can get involved will be available at crawley.gov.uk, soon!

Blue Bird Club A fun disco night at The Hawth for people with learning disabilities. Suitable for ages 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult) £3.50 (carers free)

Beginners ballet for the over 50s Starting in January, the six week course covers the basic techniques of ballet in a friendly, fun and supportive environment. For more information call 01293 585350.

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BOOKING & ACCESS Booking

Gift Vouchers

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

Hawth Theatre Gift Vouchers are available from the Box Office and online to any value and come with an attractive presentation card. Vouchers are valid for one year.

Monday – Saturday from 10am – 6pm (8pm when there is a performance). Open Sundays from one hour prior to performance. By Phone 01293 553636 Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm TextRelay calls are welcomed. Online hawth.co.uk By Post Please indicate performance date, time, price and discounts (if applicable). Please make cheques/postal orders payable to Parkwood Community Leisure and include your telephone number. A charge of £1 applies if you would like your tickets posted to you.

Methods of Payment Credit/Debit Cards Mastercard, Visa and Debit Cards all welcome. When collecting tickets, please bring along the card used for the booking, a matching signature will be asked for. Tickets booked less than five working days before the performance should be collected from the Box Office. Reservations Reservations should be paid for within three working days, otherwise they may be released for sale. Reservations for group bookings are 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 Groups of 10 or more Hawth Friends Please show your cards or quote membership number when booking. Family of four 2 adults and 2 children. 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 We will issue a credit voucher valid for 6 months for tickets returned at least a week before the performance. For sold out performances, the Box Office must ensure a buyer for the tickets before a credit voucher can be offered. Admin charges apply. Cash refunds cannot be given.

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). Couples: £15 (£10 over 60). Family: £20. Free Mailing List/Email Alerts Keep in touch with what’s on at The Hawth by joining the mailing list at Box Office or visiting our website hawth. co.uk. You can also keep up to date by following us @ thehawthcrawley on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Access The Hawth is committed to make the theatre as an accessible and enjoyable experience for all our patrons. Disabled Access Disabled 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. Accessible Performances Accessible performances are listed on page 4. Access Membership Scheme The Hawth offers free companion tickets at all performances for customers who have joined the free Access Membership Scheme. JoiningThe Hawth’s Access Membership Scheme is free and forms are available at Box Office or online. Free Touch Tours Visually impaired customers and a companion are guided around the stage to feel the stage sets, props and possibly costumes an hour before the show (subject to producer’s permission). If you are interested, please ask when you book tickets. 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 Located adjacent to the male toilets in the 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

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Crawley is midway between London and Brighton and is easily accessible by cycle, bus, rail car and air (Gatwick Airport is four miles away). By Bike The Hawth is less than 5 minutes away from both rail stations. We have free undercover cycle parking and cycle maps are available from Box Office.

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 metrobus.co.uk

By Rail Either Three Bridges or Crawley stations (both a 15 minute walk away). Both stations have taxi ranks. For further details of rail services, thetrainline.com

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 hawth.co.uk

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Business Opportunities at The Hawth Are you looking to raise your company profile in the local area? Do you want an 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?

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. For more information, contact Steve Crane on 01293 859954 | hawthmarketing@parkwoodtheatres.co.uk Thanks to our current sponsors


calendar OCTOBER – JANUARY 2018 Studio/Other

OCTOBER 1 4 5 6 7 8 9 – 11 13 14 16 17 19 20 20 21 23 – 28 29

AnimAlphabet The Musical Milton Jones is Out There Dr Hook starring Dennis Locorriere Tap Factory Miss Pole Dance Sinatra, Sequins & Swing The Ghost’s Touch! Stewart Lee: Content Provider Music Through The Ages Sean Kelly and the Stars of Storage Hunters John Mayall in concert The Carpenters Story St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra Pre-concert Talk Queen II Thriller Live Grimethorpe Colliery Band

NOVEMBER 1 2 3 6 – 11 12 14 15 17 18 20 21 23 23 24 25 27 28 29 30

OCTOBER 12 Sep – 24 Creative Writing Workshop (TL) 13 Sep – 11 Life Drawing (TL) 13 Sep – 6 Dec Hawth Voices! (TL) 18 Sep – 13 Crawley Camera Club Exhibition (F) 1 The Bootleg Shadows 4 A View From The Edge 5 NT Encore: Hamlet (CC) 7 Beverley Craven 11 The Bluebird Club 12 Coriolanus (CC) 13 RED 14 Tom Allen 14 Sewing Workshop (TL) 16 – 10 Nov Oriel High School Art Exhibition (F) 21 Peter and the Wolf 21 Papercraft with Natalie O’Shea (TL) 25 – 28 Centre Stage Diamond Edition 29 Buster Plays Buster 31 Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo

Ned Boulting: Bikeology Ultimate Eagles Henning Wehn Grease Someone Like You Jimmy Carr The Sensational ‘60s Experience Nathan Carter Ed Byrne Joss Arnott Dance Joe Brown Pre-concert Talk Royal Philharmonic Orchestra An Audience with Martin Kemp The Real Thing and Odyssey The Bob Dylan Story The Blues Band The Solid Gold Rock ’n’ Roll Show Swan Lake

DECEMBER 1 8 – 7 Jan 11 18

Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Omid Djalili That’ll Be The Day Christmas Show

JANUARY 10 12 13 14 19 20 21 22 & 23 25 26 28

Circus of Horrors Dance To The Music The Magic Flute Faith – The George Michael Legacy A Vision of Elvis The Classic Rock Show Fairey Band St Petersburg Classic Ballet From The Jam Tropicana Nights Sussex Wedding Fayre

NOVEMBER 1 – 29 Life Drawing (TL) 2 Ellie Taylor 4 Jack and the Beans Talk 8 The Red Room 9 Megson 11 Hot Club of Cowtown 13 – 8 Dec East Grinstead Camera Club Exhibition (F) 14 – 15 Julius Caesar 18 Papercraft with Natalie O’Shea (TL) 18 Photography Session (TL) 19 Jazz Lunch: Javajam (S) 20 NT Encore: Follies (CC) 22 David Hockney at the Royal Academy (CC) 23 Nathan Caton: The Pursuit Of Happiness 24 Steve James 25 Mata Hari: Female Spy 28 The Mitford Sisters 30 Paul Foot DECEMBER 2 3 11 11 – 12 Jan 16 – 17 19 – 20 21 – 23

Hare and Tortoise The Wild Men of the Baroque Young Marx (CC) McDonald & Morgan Exhibition (F) Russian Christmas Event Maypoles To Mistletoe The Nutcracker

JANUARY 15 – 9 Feb 23 26

A Brush with Art Exhibition (F) Cézanne: Portraits of a Life (CC) Kent DuChaine

KEY (CC) Curzon Cinema (F) Foyer (S) Spotlight (TL) The Loft

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