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Welcome to a brand new season With the warmer weather and with new seating being installed in the theatre during August, the entertainment moves outside. Award-winning Illyria perform Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on Tue 28 June (Hawth Amphitheatre), Fantastic Mr Fox on Wed 3 August (Goffs Park) and The Pirates Of Penzance on Thur 11 August (Hawth Amphitheatre). Pitchy Breath, Crawley’s Community Theatre perform the children’s classic The Wind In The Willows in the Amphitheatre on Sat 20 and Sun 21 August. Bring a blanket and picnic and settle down for some summer fun! Summer Saver Offer: See any two or more of these performances and save 10%

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In addition to Going Global which showcases artists from all over the world, July sees one of the highlights of the year, the Crawley International Mela - two days of world music, dance, sunshine, food and fun in The Hawth’s grounds. October is Black History Month featuring a range of events throughout Crawley. October also sees the beginning of the 2011/12 Classical Music season, once again

featuring Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, who this season take us on a musical journey to Scandinavia, Italy and old Vienna.

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Blues fans can look forward to the return of Crawley Blues Festival for the sixth year in a row. The day brings together the likes of Mike Piggott, Martin Wheatley and Mike Dowling, while the evening sees the return of Southern Nights, Nigel Bagge and Eddie Armer plus many more.

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Don’t miss... Crawley Circus Festival 6 & 7 August

Pirates of Penzance 11 August

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 15 October

Crawley Blues Festival 29 October

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The Hawth ArtsCafé Combine your theatre visit with a meal, or meet up with friends over coffee at The Hawth’s ArtsCafé. With its warm and inviting atmosphere and friendly service, the ArtsCafé offers a wide selection of fresh salads and light bites, home made cakes and pastries. If you fancy something a bit more substantial choose from freshly filled breads and jacket potatoes, Mediterranean dishes, burgers and grills. We also have daily chef’s specials and a children’s menu. ArtsCafé is open Monday – Friday from 11am for breakfast, coffee, tea and cakes and then from 12pm – 2pm for our full lunch menu. The ArtsCafé and bar are also open evenings and weekends prior to all shows. Pre-show meals can be purchased up to two hours prior to most performances until 30 minutes before a show. Tables can be reserved by phoning 01293 438150.

Out:Smart Under 26 Card Theatre • Dance • Comedy • Music • Family Shows The Hawth’s new under 26 card is coming soon.

Free wi-fi is now available throughout the building.

Following the success of A Night Less Ordinary scheme encouraging young people to attend and enjoy the arts, we are launching a card that will offer discounts, free tickets and events and extra rewards for visiting The Hawth. Look out for more details or call the box office with your address or email address.

Hawth Friends – Save £££s! Save money on shows throughout the year, find out about productions before anyone else, enjoy exclusive social events and trips and receive the quarterly Hawth Talk magazine. Annual membership is just £10 for individuals (over60/ES40: £7), £15 for a couple (£10 over 60) and £20 for a family of four. Call the Box Office or visit the website to start saving money today!


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Access Performances

Performances which will be Audio Described: Fame (Pied Piper Productions) Sat 1 October 7.30pm

Forthcoming performances which will be BSL interpreted include: Calamity Jane (COS Musical Theatre) Sat 29 October 2.30pm (Signer: Ann McAllister)

Calamity Jane (COS Musical Theatre) Sat 29 October 2.30pm Dreamboats and Petticoats Sat 12 November 2.30pm The Jungle Book Sat 26 November 2.30pm

Dreamboats and Petticoats Sat 12 November 2.30pm (Signer: Donna Ruane)

Peter Pan Sat 17 December 2.30pm & 7.30pm

The Jungle Book Fri 25 November 6pm (Signer: Emma Isted)

This brochure is available in large print, Braille, audio tape/cd and emailed text versions on request from the box office.

Peter Pan Sat 17 December 2.30pm & 7.30pm (Ann McAllister)

For further details including discounted ticket prices please contact the box office on 01293 553636. Talking Programmes Crawley Audio Description Service offers background information on the production and performers prior to selected performances. The service is via headsets and begins 20 minutes before the performance.

Celebrating cultures from all over the world Going Global showcases talents from all corners of the world. This season artists from Africa, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, the United States and Zimbabwe come to Crawley offering theatre, dance, comedy, music and family entertaiment as part of the two year programme. Going Global is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Don’t forget book for three or more Going Global shows and you can save 20% on your tickets.

Talking Programmes are available prior to the following performances: The Ghosts of Ruddigore Wed 12 October 7.30pm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sat 15 October 7.30pm

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Sat 30 & Sun 31 July

Mon 1 – Fri 5 August

Wed 3 August

from 12noon • Hawth Grounds

10am – 4pm • Studio

6.30pm • Goffs Park

Crawley International Mela

Dance Summer School

Illyria

A week-long course for 8 to 13 year olds incorporating the latest dance trends.

It’s back and better than ever, with more free family fun. Expect music and dance from all over the world, plus a community stage, a bazaar selling arts, crafts, fashion and food from around the world, free film screenings, workshops for the whole family and more.

A chance to develop new dance skills in various styles, ending with a performance for friends and family on Friday afternoon. No previous experience necessary – just lots of energy! Please wear comfortable clothes and trainers, a packed lunch and plenty to drink.

www.crawleymela.org

Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood Suitable for children aged 5 plus Following their highly acclaimed production of James and the Giant Peach last year, Illyria returns with an even bigger Dahl classic! All Mr Fox wants from life is to feed his family and farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean have an ample supply of chickens, geese and ducks. But they are also the cruellest, meanest and most ruthless farmers you could ever meet, and they are determined to put a stop to Mr Fox once and for all. Bring a picnic along to enjoy before the show! www.illyria.uk.com See Summer Saver Offer on page 2.

Admission: Free

Tickets: £80 (ES40: £65)

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Sat 6 & Sun 7 August

Sat 6 August

Mon 8 – Fri 12 August

Hawth Grounds

7.30pm • Theatre

10am – 4pm • Studio

Crawley Circus Festival

Kettle Of Fish Circus Cabaret

Circuswurx Summer School

Kettle of Fish presents its annual blend of contemporary circus acts.

A week-long course for 8 to 16 year olds offering a chance to learn juggling, stiltwalking, unicycling and balloon modelling, with a show for friends and family on the Friday afternoon.

Join us for a packed weekend for juggling and circus enthusiasts. Workshops, Renegade, games and if you just want to sit back and watch, come for the fabulous Kettle of Fish professional cabaret followed by a fire show. This year the circus has an English Garden Party theme. Fancy dress is heartily encouraged, think Rule Britannia, vicars, cricketers, tea ladies, morris men, Chaphoppers and ukuleles welcome....and bring lots of cake! Join The Facebook Group Crawley Circus Festival or check out www.circuswurx.co.uk

Highlights this year include Rod Laver’s astonishing, hilarious and unique oral ping pong juggling; breathtaking acrobatic romance from Nathan and Isis; and quirky, virtuoso manipulation from Carlos Romero. Join us for the unique atmosphere and thrilling international acts.

Tickets: Weekend tickets: £25 (Under 12s: £18) includes Kettle Of Fish Circus Cabaret and camping (otherwise £5 per tent). Day Tickets: £9 (Under 12s: £6.50). Under 6s are free if accompanying weekend ticket holders, but must be booked in advance. Book before August 1st and save up to £5!

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Tickets: £80 (ES40: £65)

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Thur 11 August

Sat 20 & Sun 21 August

Sat 27 August

7.30pm • Amphitheatre

Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sun 2.30pm • Amphitheatre

2.30pm & 7.30pm • Studio

Pitchy Breath Theatre

Return To The Forbidden Planet

Illyria

The Pirates Of Penzance Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular comic opera packed with laughter, romance and a galleon-full of memorable lyrics performed in the open air. This wonderful operetta is faithfully performed by a reduced cast and accompanied by a Musical Director on keyboard and actor/musicians on various instruments. Bring a picnic and your favourite tipple for a night to remember. See Summer Saver Offer on page 2.

The Wind In The Willows Crawley’s community theatre present Kenneth Grahame’s classic following the adventures of Mole, Ratty, Badger and of course, the jovial but bigheaded Mr Toad! A great family favourite performed in a woodland setting, bring along a picnic and thrill to tales of the river bank.

www.illyria.uk.com

See Summer Saver Offer on page 2.

Ariel Young Actors

All passengers wishing to Get Out Into Space must not be Misunderstood and instead rush like Great Balls Of Fire to get tickets for this production. This way they won’t be Sorry Now! Ariel Young Actors will have you Shake, Rattle and Rolling in the aisles to G.L.O.R.I.A (Great Live Outer-space Rock and Inter-planetary Amusements!) HIRE – An Ariel Company Theatre (amateur) production www.arielct.co.uk

Tickets: £12 (discounts: £9). Family of four: £32

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‘folk music doesn’t get any cooler’ Q magazine

Fri 16 & Sat 17 September 7pm plus Sat 2pm • Theatre Fi Steps

& The Dream Lives On Celebrate 20 years of Fi Steps A cast of over 140 versatile, vibrant and talented young people perform an array of energetic song and dance numbers in an highly entertaining, lively and exciting evening. HIRE - A Fi Steps (amateur) production

Sun 18 September 12noon – 2.30pm • Spotlight

Jazz Lunch Hot Club Trio featuring Mike Piggott perform lively café jazz from the sophisticated, Parisian swing of Stephane Grappelli and the Hot Club of France to the music of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Fats Waller. Enjoy great music alongside a traditional roast with a choice of meats followed by a dessert of your choice. Fish and vegetarian options available. Advance booking is essential.

Thur 8 September 7.30pm • Theatre

Kate Rusby The defining voice of contemporary English folk music, Kate Rusby’s exquisite interpretations of traditional songs and finely wrought self-penned tunes have won her an audience that reaches beyond the genre. Tonight Kate is accompanied by her acclaimed band. www.katerusby.com

Tickets: £22 (child: £15)

Tickets: Fri & Sat £14 (child: £12.50) Sat mat: £12 (discounts: £10)

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Sat 24 September 2pm • Studio

A Bird In Your Ear Suitable for children aged 3 plus A chance to enjoy stories you won’t find anywhere else - because each one has been born in the minds of children. Genies in teapots and hat-munching squirrels are just a few of the characters joining boys and girls on fantastical exploits, brought to life with puppetry, song, and opportunities to jump on stage and join in!

Wed 21 – Sat 24 September 7.30pm • Theatre

‘encapsulates everything that a child’s imagination should be... wondrous’

www.flapyourfeathers.com

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Pied Piper Productions

Fame Join the students from New York’s legendary School For Performing Arts as they climb the ladder to their ultimate goal - Fame! Fame tells of the hopes and dreams of aspiring stars in their quest for success. Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, Fame is a roller coaster ride through the dreams and disappointments of the star-struck pupils. A non-stop, high energy show that makes for a fantastic night out from the company that brought you The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Godspell, Footloose and The Full Monty. www.piedpiperproductions.co.uk HIRE - A Pied Piper (amateur) production

Tickets: £15 (discounts: £13)

Tickets: £6.50. Family of four: £24

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Sun 2 October

Sat 1 October 8pm • Spotlight

2pm & 4.30pm • Studio

High Noon Murder Mystery Dinner

Big Wooden Horse

It’s 1898 in Cold Springs, a sleepy little American backwater. When the bank doesn’t open as expected, the sheriff breaks in and finds the banker dead at his desk! Unravel the clues to discover the identity of the murderer while enjoying a delicious four course meal – the winners receive a bottle of sparkling wine to toast their success! Guests are seated in tables of eight to ten people. Get a group of friends together for your own table or join other guests to make up a team. Guests are welcome to wear fancy dress if they wish. Please note, catering staff portray some of the suspects. For booking details and menu please call Wendy on 01293 438155 or download the booking form from www.hawth.co.uk

The Way Back Home Suitable for children aged 3 plus Award-winning author Oliver Jeffers’ intergalactic tale about a little boy seeking adventure. Finding a plane in his cupboard, he takes it out for a go. He flies higher and higher until he lands on the moon! He’s lost and alone until a passing Martian lands. Can they really be friends? And how will they find their way home? An exciting new production from the team behind the hit show Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! with original music by the composers of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. Running time: 50 minutes www.bigwoodenhorse.com

Tickets: £6.50. Family of four: £24

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Mon 3 October 8pm • Theatre

Rhythm Of The Dance with special guests The Three Irish Tenors Having played to over three million people in 43 countries around the world, this stunning 10th anniversary celebration features breathtaking dance with the best music and song from the Emerald Isle performed by some of the world’s finest dancers and musicians. www.rhythmofthedance.com

Sun 2 October

Mon 3 October

7.30pm • Theatre

7.45pm • Studio

Joe Brown

Slingshot Theatre

One of the UK’s best loved rock ‘n’ roll legends returns to Crawley for a celebration of his illustrious career.

The Zanniskinheads and the Quest for the Holy Balls

Expect timeless classics, rockabilly, gospel, country, folk, rock ‘n’ roll and humorous reminiscences.

Loud, rude, joyous, irreverent, violent and triumphant.

A musical journey not to be missed! www.joebrown.co.uk

International theatre company Slingshot give Commedia dell’Arte a 21st century face-lift with their hilarious and raucous new masked comedy. Performed in English and French (plus some Spanish and German!), the show’s exciting physical nature means everyone can follow the fun. Suitable for ages 13 plus.

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

Tickets: £22

Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12), schools/under 26s: £8

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Tue 4 October

Wed 5 October

Thur 6 October

8pm • Theatre

8.15pm • Studio

8.15pm • Studio

That’ll Be The Day

Paul Oliver and Michael Roach

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Brand New Show Prepare yourself for a party as the legendary That’ll Be The Day, the nation’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show returns by popular demand. A hugely entertaining spectacular featuring an all-new line up of hits from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s, mixed with zany comedy routines to produce a show with a real party atmosphere.

Conversations with the Blues One of the world’s leading authorities on the history of the blues, Paul Oliver, is joined by US bluesman Michael Roach for a fascinating evening of music and conversation. Paul remembers his 1960 trip to the US to interview and record many of the legendary bluesmen. Michael Roach, from Washington DC, sings and plays guitar in an East Coast style of blues that dates back to the 1920s. A Black History Month event

Now in its 26th year, this is living proof that rock ‘n’ roll will never die!

A singer songwriter collective who formed in 2009 after being invited to play the annual Fanfare Festival in Nashville. Following a successful week they returned to the UK and decided to make the collaboration permanent. After a year spent writing new material and layering the songs thick with harmonies and attracting ever-larger audiences, they head to The Hawth. www.ahabofficial.com

www.thatllbetheday.com Pre-Show Offer: Special of the Day plus a dessert for £11.50. To reserve a table call 01293 438150.

‘not to be missed!’ Daily Mail

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

Tickets: £22.50

Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12)

Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12)

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Fri 7 October

Fri 7 October

7.30pm • Theatre

8.15pm • Studio

Candoco Dance Company

Barnstormers Comedy Club

Turning 20 – anniversary bill

The perfect start to the weekend!

Candoco travels to the past, present and future to celebrate 20 years of bold and unexpected dance works.

Barnstormers’ resident compere introduces three of the funniest, cleverest and maybe even the silliest comedians on the London comedy circuit.

From 1983, we have the restaging project, Set and Reset/Reset by Trisha Brown Dance Company in collaboration with Candoco.

For latest news on the line-up, check the website. Over 18s only please, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Using the original concepts from Trisha Brown’s playful choreography, Laurie Anderson’s contagious score and Robert Rauschenberg’s beautiful designs, a new version of this audience favourite will be reconstructed.

www.barnstormerscomedy.com

Confronting us with the present is French choreographer Rachid Ouramdane in a new work that reveals private portraits of life in an atmospheric, visually striking work. Rounding off the programme is Matthias Sperling’s lighthearted solo, an intimate encounter with one of Candoco’s dancers. These works herald Candoco’s next 20 years building on its rich experience as the company of disabled and non disabled dancers. Set and Reset/ Reset commissioned by Dance Umbrella, London www.candoco.co.uk Tickets: £12 in advance, £14 on the door. NUS: £2 off. Groups of 10: 1 free ticket

Tickets: £15 (discounts: £12.50), Schools: £8

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Sat 8 October

Sun 9 October

7.30pm • Theatre

3pm • Theatre

Crawley Arts Development

High School Rocks!

Black History Month Celebration Jump Up! Caribbean Style

An amazing high energy, foot stomping show featuring all the hits from High School Musical, Hannah Montana, Camp Rock and Glee!

A showcase of local and national talent with an African and Caribbean theme. Performers include local singer/songwriter Grace Saif and local dancers Extreme Beatz Dance Academy plus many more.

Join the superb cast on a rollercoaster ride of fun, the ultimate party to celebrate all of these awesome teen sensations in one fantastic night.

To celebrate Crawley’s links to the Barbados Olympic team we are partying Caribbean style with our headline band, Brighton-based reggae outfit, Steady Bredrens who are gaining a reputation for their must-see performances.

www.highschoolrocks.co.uk

Don’t forget your dancing shoes and be prepared to rock out!

All welcome. A Black History Month event A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

Tickets: £7 (discounts: £5). Family of four: £16

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Mon 10 October

Wed 12 October

7.45pm • Studio

7.30pm • Theatre

Two Gents

Opera della Luna

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The Ghosts of Ruddigore

Two Gents’ postcard from Zimbabwe to their counterparts abroad is inspired by the experiences of three million of their people that now live abroad and their experiences of returning home. Democratic – a young man returning to Zimbabwe after ten years in England to bury his father, Trinity – a newly returned woman searching for a partner in Harare, and Ambuya – who is campaigning for electricity for her home, and an eclectic mix of characters provide a lens for the consideration of ‘home’ and what it means. A Crawley Black History Month event www.twogentsproductions.com

Gilbert & Sullivan meets Rocky Horror as Opera della Luna revisit Ruddigore in their own unique style. Following their previous innovative productions, the company turns its hand to this popular classic. Ghosts and apparitions take to the stage in a quite literally haunting tale of rural romance. This cleverly re-imagined production features all the well-loved songs but this is G&S as you have never seen or heard it before!

Tue 11 October 7.45pm • Studio Half Moon

Look To The Sky An urban thriller A lonely, disused warehouse. Three teenagers, Doubt, Obs and Braun. One lost member of their group, the mysterious Inno. A search along dark corridors and winding stairs leads to a discovery which will change lives. A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

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

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In an abandoned building the group are forced to confront the very thing that scares them most. Themselves. The mysterious and sometimes frightening culture of inner-city youth is exploded in this gripping new play.

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‘Brilliant, not to mention hilarious’ Opera Now

Half Moon specialise in compelling new writing for young audiences that resonates with their own language and experiences. Suitable for ages 13 plus The performance is followed by a textback/Q&A session with the cast. www.halfmoon.org.uk

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

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

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Fri 14 & Sat 15 October

Fri 14 October

7.30pm plus Sat 2.30pm • Studio

7.30pm • Theatre

ACE Theatre Company

From the producers of the smash hit Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music

Habeas Corpus by Alan Bennett A rollicking good laugh is guaranteed as Alan Bennett’s celebrated comedy shows how a civilised household in Hove (actually) can cover a web of sexual longings and liaisons. Canon Throbbing lusts after pretty girls, Constance Wicksteed wants a big bust (and is prepared to buy one) and charlady Mrs Swabb knows everything! HIRE – An ACE (amateur) production

Thur 13 October

Sing-a-Long-a Rocky Horror Picture Show (12A) The campest cult classic of all time gets the sing-a-long-a treatment it’s been screaming for! Featuring the film starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Meatloaf and Richard O’Brien, it’s the most outrageous, riotous, kitsch, wonderful romp ever. If you’ve done The Time Warp before, you’ll never have done it quite like this!

7.30pm • Theatre

Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended!

Théâtre Sans Frontières and Northern Stage co-production

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Lorca: Amor en el Jardín (Love in the Garden) A luscious evening of performance, poetry and music with Spain’s greatest writer of the 20th century, Federico García Lorca 1936, Spain. Lorca finally succeeds in touring his previously banned play, the tragicomic story of an older man who marries a gorgeous and much younger woman. But who is the mysterious red-caped man who keeps sending love letters to Belisa?

As the play reaches its climax Don Perlimplín confronts his rival in the ‘garden of love’. TSF brings its renowned visual and physical performance style to Lorca’s passionate story. With original and evocative live music and larger-than-life characters, you’ll be seduced by this surreal tale of deceit, disguise and obsession. Performed in Spanish. Suitable for ages 15+ www.tsf.org.uk

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

Tickets: £12.50 (discounts: £10). Schools: £8.50

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Sat 15 October 7.30pm • Theatre

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Northern Lights

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Finlandia Peer Gynt Suite No.1 Piano Concerto in A minor Symphony No.5 Barry Wordsworth Andrew Zolinsky

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra begins its musical journey across Europe with a trip to Scandinavia and the enchanting music of Grieg and Sibelius. Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No.1, one of his most well loved works, features alongside his celebrated Piano Concerto. Sibelius displayed his love for Finland in the stirring symphonic poem Finlandia, while his Symphony No.5 concludes the programme with majestic triumph. Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm by Gwyn Parry-Jones: Sibelius: Symphony No.5 Tickets: £4. A Talking Programme for visually impaired people is available prior to the performance. A special 3 course set meal is available from 5pm in the Spotlight restaurant prior to the concert. Tickets: £17.25. Please book in advance at the Box Office.

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Tickets: £28.75 (£22.75 first four rows)

Sat 14 January 7.30pm • Studio

Leos Cepicky and Michael Dussek Violin and Piano Mozart Sonata in B flat, KV 454 Schumann Sonata in D minor Franck Sonata in A major The duo play three major masterworks of the violin and piano repertory.


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Sun 1 April 3pm • Theatre

Armonico Consort and Orchestra of the Baroque

Sun 12 February

Sun 18 March

7.30pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Studio

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Virtuoso Recorder

Images of Italy Rossini The Italian Girl in Algiers Overture Mendelssohn Symphony No.4, ‘Italian’ Vivaldi The Four Seasons Conductor Benjamin Pope Violin Jack Liebeck The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra continues its European adventure in a concert full of the flavours of Italy.

Recorders Piers Adams Harpsichord David Wright A concert of diverse delights for recorder and harpsichord from two members of the acclaimed Red Priest ensemble.

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Cantata ‘Su Le Sponde’ Violin Concerto RV208 Cantata No.51 ‘Jauchzet Gott’ ‘Nulla in Mundo Pax’ ‘Vedro con mio diletto’

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Nicola Benedetti Crispian Steele-Perkins Anna Sandström Christopher Monks (harpsichord)

In the final concert in the Armonico Consort’s tenth anniversary celebrations, they are delighted to be working with one of the world’s greatest violinists, Nicola Benedetti.


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Sun 10 June

7.30pm • Studio

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra A Night in Old Vienna

The four international awardwinning harpists make a welcome return with music ranging from Handel to Gershwin, from Falla and Khachaturian to jazz.

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An elegant evening of enchanting Viennese classics icluding music from Strauss, Lehár, Suppé, Mozart and many more! Conductor Gavin Sutherland Soprano Deborah Norman

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Sun 16 & Mon 17 October

Sun 16 October 6pm • Theatre

Sun 11am & 2pm, Mon 10.30am & 1.30pm • Studio

BandBazi

La Societa della Civetta

Mindwalking

Droplets

A meditation on growing old in a foreign land and family relationships.

Morning shows suitable for children aged 1 - 3 Afternoon shows suitable for children aged 3 - 6

Acclaimed British playwright of Bengali origin Tanika Gupta MBE explores notions of home, cultural identity and family bonds in this story of a Parsi Indian man who is slipping into Alzheimer’s. He has spent all his adult life in Britain, but in a care home he reverts back to his first language which he spoke as a boy in Bombay in the forties.

Fabiana and Guglielmo from Italian company La Societa della Civetta perform an enchanting family show exploring the world of water. Taking a journey from the West to Africa, the magical tale follows a thirsty camel waiting for a cloud and the joy it will bring. Performed through sound, games and movement, the audience will be taken on a funny and engaging journey into the wet and wonderful world of water. Running time: 40 minutes. Limited capacity. A Black History Month event A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

A hard-hitting but surprisingly funny family drama which explores notions of home, cultural identity and family bonds. Award-winning circus theatre company BandBazi bring their trademark aerial trapeze imagery to bear on this emotionally-charged, character-driven tale. www.bandbazi.co.uk

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

Tickets: £10 (discounts: £5)

Tickets: £6.50. Family of four: £24

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Wed 19 October

Wed 19 October

7.30pm • Theatre

7.45pm • Studio

Sally Morgan

I Elizabeth

The Nuffield Theatre and Yellowtale Theatre

Psychic Sally On The Road

At a vital crossroads in history, a young queen steps from the shadows to unburden herself of her many troubles and reveal her innermost thoughts on marriage, succession, religion, war, and the challenges to her throne.

Othello

Fresh from her new Sky Living TV series, Britain’s best loved celebrity psychic returns by overwhelming public demand bringing her amazing abilities to the stage in a hugely entertaining and enlightening evening. www.sallymorgan.tv Hire – A Derek Block promotion

Elizabeth I: Queen at 25, political phoenix and famously unmarried, the most educated woman of her age – but who was the woman beneath the crown?

Thur 20 October 7.45pm • Studio

By William Shakespeare ‘...and when I love thee not chaos is come again’ When the strong-willed Desdemona marries against her father’s wishes, her world is turned upside down. Her new husband is powerful, rugged, romantic... and white, a Conchy Joe.

Using only Elizabeth’s words. Rebecca Vaughan returns to the Studio following Austen’s Women to explore the queen’s struggle to reconcile the desires of womanhood with the duties of sovereignty.

Bahamian blood runs high in a radical and feisty reworking of Shakespeare’s classic.

www.dyadproductions.com

With a Caribbean setting and reverserace casting, Othello is another exciting collaboration between The Nuffield and Yellowtale.

‘A moving, emotional and passionate production ... a definite must see’ Hairline

In this world of opposites, black is white, freedom is imprisonment, and love, through the distorting prism of jealousy, remains as unpredictable as the ocean.

www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk A Black History Month event

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

Tickets: £23.50

PSYCHIC MEDium

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

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

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Fri 21 October

Fri 21 October

Sat 22 October

8pm • Theatre

8.15pm • Studio

11am & 2.30pm • Studio

MIC Music In Crawley

Folk Night

Puppetcraft

Steve Turner

Circle of Tales

24 fiercely talented young musicians aged 12 to 18 headline a gig to celebrate the culmination of the year-long Music In Crawley project which included weekly workshops, masterclasses, performance showcases and the recording of a CD to celebrate the young music scene in Crawley. CDs will be on sale with proceeds going towards future funding to develop young people’s musical skills in Crawley. Rock and Roll!

Steve comes from a long tradition of singers and musicians. He began his career on the Manchester folk scene at the end of the 1960s, touring with the band Canny Fettle.

Suitable for children aged 4 plus

Funded by Youth Music, managed by Crawley Festival and supported by St Wilfred’s school and Crawley Arts Development team.

Sat 22 October 1.30pm – 2.15pm • Studio

African Music Workshop Suitable for children age 6 plus

One of UK’s most acclaimed puppet companies bring you a mythical African tale.

A chance for children to learn to play African music and then become part of the 2.30pm show.

A fruitful solo career followed which saw him produce five acclaimed albums and work with Martin Carthy, Nancy Kerr, James Fagan and Miranda Sykes.

Nozindaba sets out to search for stories, asking friendly and fierce animals if they could help. After meeting many funny creatures she’s told by a wise elephant where to find the secret of wonderful tales…

Limited capacity, please book early.

Whether performing on the concertina, cittern, mandolin, or tenor banjo, Steve is an assured and regaling presence on stage.

Told with African and English language, puppets, video and the sweet, sweet sounds of live music played on traditional instruments.

www.steve-turner.co.uk

Running time: 50 minutes.

Tickets: £3 or £1.50 if bought with show. Accompanying parents free

After the show, children are invited to play musical instruments, meet the puppets and chat. A Crawley Black History Month event www.puppetcraft.co.uk

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

Tickets: £5

Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12)

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Sat 22 October

Sun 23 October

Tue 25 October

Wed 26 – Sat 29 October

7.30pm • Theatre

3pm • Studio

7.45pm • Studio

7.30pm plus Sat 2.30pm • Theatre

Ken Peplowski and the BBC Big Band

David Thornton

Richard Durrant

COS Musical Theatre

A recital by one of the foremost euphonium players of his generation begins the 2011/12 brass season.

The exotic music of Agustin Barrios Mangore plays the star role in the latest show by the UK’s most imaginative and accomplished concert guitarist.

Sing, Sing, Sing - A tribute to Benny Goodman Join American virtuoso clarinettist Ken Peplowski and the BBC Big Band for a celebration of ‘The King of Swing’. Highlights include Don’t Be That Way, Stomping At The Savoy, Swingtime In The Rockies, Avalon and Why Don’t You Do Right.

Forthcoming brass season events include a recital from tuba player Steve Sykes (Sun 27 November 3pm) and concerts by Black Dyke Band (Sun 19 February) and Grimethorpe Band (Sun 18 March) See all four Brass Season events for £9.25 each!

A musical event that demonstrates just how far one man can expand the expressive range of this instrument - a million light years from what you might expect a classical guitar recital to be. A Paraguayan tour de force with son et lumiere.

Calamity Jane COS Musical Theatre bring the wild west outpost of Deadwood City to life, where we find sharp-shooting tomboy Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok who fuss, feud and fall in love. Lively numbers such as The Deadwood Stage (Whip-Crack-Away!), Secret Love and The Black Hills Of Dakota feature in a sharp-shooting show that needs no introduction. Hire – A COS Musical Theatre (amateur) production

www.richard-durrant.com

‘One of the world’s most accomplished and experimental players’ Guitarist Magazine 2011

Tickets: £19.50 (discounts: £18.50)

big band

Tickets: £10.50 (discounts: £9.75)

brass

Tickets: £15 (discounts: £12.50)

music

Tickets: £15. Discounts: Wed-Thur: Over 60: £14. Sat Matinee: Over 60: £13. Wed, Thur and Sat matinee: Children: £11

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Weds 26 October

Thurs 27 October

8.15pm • Studio

8.15pm • Studio

Chris Cox

Hal Crutenden

Paul Foot

Fatal Distraction

One of the UK’s funniest comedians. In the past twelve months Hal has appeared on ITV1’s Comedy Rocks, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and The Rob Brydon Show. His second ever solo national tour sees him armed with yet more witty observations, minute grievances and misplaced anger.

Still Life

That skinny mind-reader who can’t read minds has won awards, been on TV, got a load of 5 star reviews and sold out shows around the world… and is somehow still getting away with it! Using magic, psychology and lying, Chris will amaze and astound as he does things no human should be able to do. It will be weird and wonderful, please bring your mind for reading purposes.

‘Does tricks that would make Jesus proud’

Jam-packed with middle class liberal moaning washed down with lashings of hypocrisy... it’s very funny.

‘Hugely talented’

Fri 28 October 8.15pm • Studio

Paul Foot is one of the UK’s most creative and original comedians. His recent Edinburgh shows met with great critical acclaim as did his appearance on the last series of Never Mind The Buzzcocks. He is a BBC New Comedy Award and Daily Telegraph Open Mike winner and was a finalist in series 7 of the NBC network’s Last Comic Standing. www.paulfoot.tv.

‘Subversive and surreal ... like a cult classic, a relic from the past, a rare exotic bird, he’s special.’ The Daily Express

The Times

Time Out

Tickets: £12

Tickets: £12 (discounts: £10)

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Sat 29 October

Afternoon Session 2pm – 5.30pm

from 2pm • Studio

Eddie Armer & Dave Beckett

Crawley Blues Festival

Smooth and sophisticated harp blended with deft guitar.

The 6th annual Blues Festival featuring top artists from both sides of the Atlantic.

Mike Piggott & Martin Wheatley Rare opportunity to hear violinist Mike switch from jazz to country blues with tasteful guitar accompaniment.

‘One of the best swing jazz fiddle players active anywhere’ New York Jazz Times

Mike Dowling solo Grammy award winner Mike brings a myriad of styles and musical genres from blues, fingerstyle, ragtime, jazz and western swing played with consummate skill.

Evening Session 7pm till late

Southern Nights An outstanding band made up from players from fabulous ‘50s and early ‘60s era rock ‘n’ roll and pop offering an unrivalled selection of wonderful classics.

Sonny Black & Arnie Cottrell Sonny is recognised as one of the finest guitarists in the UK and this is an exciting new partnership with guitarist/singer Arnie.

‘A quiet treasure…relaxed, uplifting almost spiritual’ Blues Revue USA

Nigel Bagge & Eddie Armer Smoky vocals combined with fiery but sensitive guitar. From classic acoustic to contemporary electric blues with a touch of country, soul and rock ‘n’ roll.

All Star Hawth Houseband Tickets: Afternoon session: £14, Evening session: £16, Both sessions: £25 In association with Crawley Blues Club

For one night only, musical director Mike Dowling and many of the artists who have featured during the day perform everything from folk blues to western swing.


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Sun 30 October

Mon 31 October

4pm & 8pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

Sixties Gold

The Stylistics

Featuring artists who helped revolutionise the musical world.

Legendary Philly soul group who had 12 straight top ten hits in the 1970s including You Are Everything, Betcha by Golly, Wow, I’m Stone in Love With You, Break Up to Make Up and You Make Me Feel Brand New.

Gerry & The Pacemakers were the first band to have three consecutive Number 1s in the UK with How Do You Do It, I Like It and You’ll Never Walk Alone, before going on to have further hits including Ferry Cross The Mersey. The Searchers were one of Liverpool’s finest ‘60s groups with hits including Sweets For My Sweet, Don’t Throw Your Love Away, and the massive hit Needles And Pins.

Sat 29 October

Sun 30 October

10am – 1pm • Elgar Room

12noon – 2.30pm • Spotlight

Mike Dowling Guitar Workshop

Jazz Lunch

Mike digs deep into the musical bag of American roots guitar, favouring the melodic acoustic blues masters like Mississippi John Hurt and slide great Tampa Red. From bottleneck blues to vintage jazz and much more in between, Mike’s mastery of the instrument translates to flattop, archtop and resonator guitars alike.

One of the smoothest, sweetest and most successful soul groups of all time. www.thestylistics.org

Joining them are The Fortunes (You’ve Got Your Troubles) and Chip Hawkes, the original singer with The Tremeloes (Here Comes My Baby, Silence is Golden).

Mike Dowling with special guest The Grammy Award-winning guitarist returns to play jazz classics in a cornucopia of Reinhardt and Grappelli. Enjoy the 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.

Limited capacity www.mikedowling.com Tickets: £17.50

Tickets: £30

jazz

Tickets: £27.50 (4pm: £26.50)

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Tickets: £28.50

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Sun 25 September 8pm • Theatre

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes The end begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione go back to Hogwarts to find and destroy Voldemort’s final horcruxes. When Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.

other events

From Sun 17 July

Box Office 01293 553636

11am - 1pm • PKTA, Bewbush

Crawley In Motion

Parkour with Urban Playground

Fri 22 - Sun 24 July

Informal parkour training sessions with members of UPG. Train on your own, with friends or get support and advice from experienced professionals. Sundays 17 and 24 July, 7 and 28 August and 18 September from 11am – 1pm Bewbush Parkour Training Area (PKTA), Breezehurst Drive, Bewbush, Crawley Suitable for ages 12 plus For more details contact liz.hart@crawley.gov.uk or see bit.ly/bewbushPKTA

A fun weekend of free activities that begin a year of arts and sporting celebrations across Crawley as London gets ready to host the 2012 Olympic Games.

Fri 22 July

Run, Turtle! Run! 2pm • Langley Green Centre, Stagelands, Langley Green RH11 7PG 4pm • Bewbush Centre, Dorsten Square, Bewbush RH11 8XW The hare and the turtle from Aesop’s fable come to Crawley! The hare’s up to his old tricks, challenging all comers in a series of fun and challenging races that the audience can join in. A fun theatre show encouraging physical activity and participation, suitable for all ages.

Fri 22 July

Karate Taster Sessions K2 Crawley • Free taster sessions for 11-19 year olds at 8pm and 8.45pm

Cost: £4 per session, pay on the day

Tickets: £6 (discounts: £5.50)


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Sun 24 July

Dance in Motion Workshops from 12 noon • K2 Crawley Free one-hour workshops – Beginners’ Ballroom and Latin (12 noon), Michael Jackson Dance Class (12 noon), Street Dance (1pm) and Children’s Dance Party (1pm).

Sat 23 July

LazyTown Sports Club 10am – 4pm • BAM, Oriel High School, Crawley Think, Move, Go sessions (3 - 8 years accompanied by parents) Free 45-minute sessions at 10am, 11am, 12 noon and 1.30pm (please pre-book). Encouraging children to move like Sportacus! (*official actor) with warm ups, games and stretches with a Grand Finale at 3pm with Sportacus! himself.

Tickets: Free To book call 01293 585300, pop into K2 Crawley or just turn up! Free crèche from 12 noon-2pm (limited availability, please book in advance). The day also includes Free Climbing Wall Taster Sessions from 12noon 2pm, a performance by West Sussex choir InChoir at 1pm and more.

Dance in Motion Grand Ball Finale 1.30pm – 4.30pm • K2 Crawley

Sports demonstrations and workshops (for all ages) from 10am - 4pm group exercise master classes, free workshops and demonstrations including Zumba at 10am (please book in advance), croquet, football, tennis, trampolining, gymnastics and more.

A wonderful afternoon of ballroom and Latin dance, welcoming dancers of all abilities to join in the fun! An exciting cabaret from top ballroom amateur couple Ian Sharpe and Victoria Lawrence, with music from top London dance DJ, Mr Wonderful himself!

www.healthybalancedgeneration. co.uk or call 01293 884968

Tickets: £6.50, concessions: £4.50 (includes afternoon refreshments) available from The Hawth.

Sun 4 September

Fri 21 October

10am – 6pm • Studio, Spotlight, Foyers

7.30pm • Spotlight

Soul Mind Body Experience Free mediumship demonstrations throughout the day, including many free talks. With 60 plus stalls including UK’s top psychics and readers, local therapists, healers, health and fitness stalls, artist, crafts, gifts, charities, spiritual and crystal products. One of the largest and best shows in the south.

Friends of the Hawth Quiz Get together with friends or come along and join a team on the night to test your wits in our fun quiz. Prizes for the winning team.

For full details, show brochure and admission offers visit www.freedomfestivals.co.uk Further details: Andy 01903 751106. Hire - A Freedom Festivals promotion

Admission: £5 (discounts: £4). Accompanied children under 16 are free.

Tickets: £7.50 (Hawth Friends: £7)


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

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

Current projects include: Road To Crawley an oral history project in its third year Parkour check out the Summer programme at bit.ly/bewbushPKTA Pitchy Breath Theatre community based theatre company ViYC young people’s steering group

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

Age range

Location

Price

Theatre Company Course Monday Adult Drama 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Workshop

Day/Time

18+

Southgate Community Centre

£5

Hot Taps Tap Dancing

Tuesday 2pm – 4.30pm

All ages

Furnace Green Community Centre

£3.50 (£3)

12 Bar Music

Tuesday 7.30pm – 10pm

All ages

Northgate Community Centre

£3.50 (£3)

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

8+

Manor Green Primary School

£3

Spice of Life Singalong sessions

Thursday 2pm – 4pm

60+

Northgate Community Centre

£3.50

Drama Crawley Youth Theatre

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

Dormans Youth Arts Centre Gossops Green

£3.50

Circus Skills Circuswurx

Thursday 7.30pm – 9.30pm

16+ (accompanied children 8+ welcome)

Broadfield Community Centre

£3.50

Line Dancing

Friday 2pm – 4pm

All ages

Northgate Community Centre

£3.50

Drama Kids ‘n’ Co

Saturday 10am – 11am

5 to 7 years

Broadfield Community Centre

£4

Drama Splash

Saturday 11am – 12.30pm

8 to 13 years 11.30am – 1pm

Broadfield Community Centre

£4


Admission Free. Exhibitions held in The Hawth Foyer and can be viewed from Monday to Saturday from 9am – 8.15pm.

Mon 1 - Fri 12 August

Mon 12 – Sat 24 September

Mon 10 - Fri 21 October

Lower Foyer

Crawley Camera Club

Road To Crawley Exhibition

Crawley Museum: Past, Present and Future

The annual exhibition of images produced by members of all ages and levels of experience.

An exhibition exploring what the museum does now and what it hopes to do in the future with a possible move from Goffs Park House to The Tree in the town centre

Road To Crawley is a social history project, recording the history of Crawley’s diverse community through personal testimony and collected photographs. Produced by Crawley Arts Service in partnership with Crawley Library and Crawley Museum.

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Art In Motion An open art competition running each year until 2012. Winners’ artworks will contribute to a new permanent art exhibition at K2, celebrating sport and physical activity in Crawley. The image can be anything sporting which took place in Crawley, in the year preceding the submission date Tue 27 September. Amateur and professional artists of all ages are invited to submit works inspired by organised events to a kickabout in the park. Photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, computer-aided design, collage or montage are all welcome.

Wed 1 – Sat 10 September

Barbara Leachman Barbara’s art is inspired by her South African roots and extensive travel. Her subject matter encompasses the poise of the African people in portrait. www.barbaraleachmanart.com

Mon 26 September – Fri 7 October

Sun 23 October – Sat 5 November

Oriel High School

Crawley Art Society

The annual celebration of work of the school’s talented A Level and GCSE students. The exhibition incorporates a varied and exciting range of fine art, three dimensional design and textiles.

The annual exhibition by members of the Society.The Society promotes and encourages the practice of and interest in the visual arts - the only qualification for membership is enthusiasm!

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


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Wed 27 July 10.30am – 11.30am (Broadfield Library), 2.30pm – 3.30pm (Crawley Library)

Circus Stars Event Can you be a Circus Star? Find out at your library! Stories, crafts and more. Book a place at Broadfield Library 01293 543298 or Crawley Library 01293 651751.

Sat 25 June 10am – 4pm

National Reading Group Day Ever wanted to set up a reading group? Do you already run a group and would like to recruit new members? Come along and find out what the library service can offer. Contact Marianne on 01293 651751 or marianne.lindfield@westsussex.gov.uk for more information.

Sat 16 July 10am – 4pm

Summer Reading Game - Circus Stars! This year’s summer reading challenge begins! Various events throughout the day for the whole family to join in. Win family tickets for the Birmingham Stage Company’s production of The Jungle Book at The Hawth.

Age 4-7

Mon 1 August

Sat 10 & Sat 17 September

R&B Night

Crawley Black History Carnival Workshops

A showcase of local talent featuring hip hop, soul and grime.

Take part in the Crawley Black History Caribbean Mini-Carnival on the 24 September by creating a mask to wear for the event. All ages welcome.

Sat 15 October 10.30am – 12.30pm & 2 – 4pm

The Big Draw

Circus Workshop

Drop in and join us this year to celebrate South Asian culture in art.

Head to Head Theatre with an introduction to circus skills.

No skills or experience necessary just enthusiasm!

Limited places, booking essential. Please ask at the enquiry desk or call 01293 651751.

A Road To Crawley event in partnership with Crawley Black History Foundation

10.30am – 11.30am (Crawley Library), 2.30pm – 3.30pm (Broadfield Library)

Circus Stars Event Roll up! Roll up! Be a Circus Star in your library. Get juggling and join us for stories. Book a place at Broadfield Library 01293 543298 or Crawley Library 01293 651751. Age 7-11

8pm

10am – 11.30am & 2pm – 3.30pm

10.15am – 11.45am

Mon 15 August

Sat 29 October

Tue 25 October

Meet the Foster Care Team Find out more about fostering from the West Sussex Foster Care team. An all day drop-in event.

Entry: Free (book in advance on www.hawth.co.uk) Part of Crawley Black History Month


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Tue 1 November

Mon 7 – Sat 12 November

Sat 12 November

7.30pm • Theatre

8pm plus Wed & Sat 2.30pm • Theatre

8.15pm • Studio

Tavaziva Dance

Dreamboats and Petticoats

Claudia Aurora

Inspired by the three smash hit million selling albums Dreamboats and Petticoats, the West End sell out sensation features some of the greatest hit songs of the rock ‘n’ roll era.

With a following to rival flamenco, the haunting melodies of Portuguese fado have always held listeners spellbound; Claudia Aurora is its powerful new voice.

Double Take An intensely courageous double bill, surveying the impact of black dance and Bawren Tavaziva’s contribution to the contemporary dance landscape in Britain.

With rave critical reviews and widespread audience acclaim, over a million people have been enchanted by an evening of pure hedonistic affection for a more innocent era, when love was young and so was rock ‘n’ roll.

Choreographer and musician Bawren Tavaziva unravels an inspirational soundtrack featuring the sweet sounds of African vocalist Tsungai Tsikirai.

Featuring classic tracks from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury, and many more, including Let’s Dance, To Know Him Is To Love Him, Shaking All Over, Bobby’s Girl, Three Steps To Heaven, Little Town Flirt, Only Sixteen, Runaround Sue, Happy Birthday Sweet 16, Let It Be Me, Great Pretender, C’mon Everybody, Let’s Twist Again and many more hits from music’s golden era!

A celebration of culture, hardship, agony and joy performed by the UK’s most fantastically exuberant dancers.

Pre-Show Offer: Special of the Day plus a dessert for £11.50. To reserve a table call 01293 438150.

A fado singer and songwriter from Oporto now based in the UK, Claudia has built a reputation as a stunning live performer of Portuguese folkblues dealing with the traditional fado themes of life, destiny, longing and despair. www.claudia-aurora.com

www.tavazivadance.com

‘Nothing short of explosive... a joy’ The Stage

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

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

dance

‘I loved every moment’

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

Daily Telegraph

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

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Tickets: £15 (discounts: £12.50)

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Tue 15 November

Thur 17 November

7.30pm • Theatre

8pm • Theatre

Shakin’ Stevens

Milton Jones

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Stevens’ first UK hits Marie Marie and This Ole House, Shaky and his band perform the hits, rock and country blues.

Lion Whisperer

www.shakinstevens.com

Star of the Michael McIntyre Roadshow, and the voice of eight series for Radio 4 (including The Very World of Milton Jones and Another Case of Milton Jones) and all sorts of other radio and telly as well.

Returning following his sell-out show earlier in the year, the weird bloke with the shirts from Mock the Week returns!

Please note: this is the same show Milton performed last January. www.miltonjones.com

Tue 22 – Sat 26 November Tue 7pm, Wed & Thur 10.30am & 1.30pm, Fri 6pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7pm • Theatre

The Jungle Book Birmingham Stage Company present Rudyard Kipling’s classic story of Mowgli, a young boy who is raised in the jungle by a family of wolves. When Sher Khan the tiger swears to kill the child, Baloo and Bagheera agree to take the boy to the man village for his safety. But the jungle holds dangers and surprises for them all! Don’t miss this acclaimed production of Kipling’s timeless story!

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

comedy

Ed Byrne Crowd Pleaser Master of observational comedy and star of Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You, Ed Byrne is back with his new show. Exploring subjects and situations Ed finds frustratingly maddening, the show is a hilarious insight into his life as he continues his quest to turn into a grumpy old man. Whether he is talking about his cat, cake, religion or potential fatherhood, Ed is always certain to deliver the laughs in abundance.

‘Byrne is at the top of his game’ Sunday Telegraph

The Guardian

Tickets: £17.50

8pm • Theatre

www.edbyrne.com

‘Sultan of the surreal’

Tickets: £23.50

Thur 24 November

family

Tickets: £20

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Fri 25 November

Sat 26 November

Fri 2 & Sat 3 December

7pm • Studio

7.45pm • Studio

7.30pm-12.30am • Theatre

Scene Productions and Company Gavin Robertson present

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

Christmas Party Nights

Oh! What A Lovely War

With Gordon Skeggs Roadshow

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

Tickets: £8.50

Over ninety years on from the Armistice, Oh What A Lovely War remains a classic of the modern theatre and a powerful reminder of the atrocities of a war that cost twenty million lives. Suitable for ages 11 plus. www.blackeyedtheatre.co.uk

‘Magnificent... extraordinary... as haunting as it is harrowing The Stage

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

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Celebrate the festive season in style with great food and music, guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit! Perfect for large parties with friends or colleagues. Tickets include a reserved table, disco, hot buffet selection and Christmas novelties. For booking information and form please visit www.hawth.co.uk or call 01293 438155 / wendy.fowler@crawley.gov.uk

Tickets: £32.50

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Sun 26 February

Mon 12 March

Tue 16 October 2012

3pm • Theatre

8pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

Tribute to Tommy Dorsey

The Bootleg Beatles

Joan Armatrading

Re-live the sights and sounds of ‘60s as the world’s premier Beatles tribute band return with a spectacular two hour show featuring all the classics.

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

www.bootlegbeatles.com

A fantastic mix of old favourites including Love and Affection, Willow, Drop The Pilot and Me, Myself I, and brand new songs to fall in love with.

Gordon Campbell Big Band The best of Tommy Dorsey’s music played by the top big band players in the UK, led by BBC Big Band’s lead trombone Gordon Campbell. An afternoon of big band magic with guest vocalists.

‘Mind boggling accuracy’ The Mail on Sunday

Three times Grammy nominated, Brit award nominee and Ivor Novella winner singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading MBE remains fresh, vibrant and current; no more so than when live, on stage.

Also appearing will be a local singer/songwriter - please send an mp3 of one original song and one cover on guitar or piano, to localtalent.ja_2012@yahoo.com.

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

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11.50)

big band

Tickets: £25

Tickets: £30

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38 booking and access information Booking In Person The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6YZ Monday – Saturday from 10am – 8.15pm (6pm if no show). Open Sundays one hour prior to performance. By Phone 01293 553636 Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm Online www.hawth.co.uk £2 charge per transaction By Post Please indicate performance date, time, price and discounts (if applicable). Please make cheques/postal orders payable to Crawley Borough Council. Please include your day and evening telephone number and a SAE envelope for the return of your tickets.

Methods of Payment Credit/Debit Cards Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club and Debit Cards all welcome. Tickets purchased over the phone are subject to a £2.50 transaction charge which includes postage of the tickets to the cardholder’s address. Tickets booked less than five working days before the performance should be collected from the Box Office. Please bring along the card used for the booking, a matching signature will be asked for. Reservations Reservations should be paid for within three working days, otherwise they may be released for sale. Reservations for group bookings is by arrangement.

Students people over 16 years in full time education 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

Refund/Exchange of tickets The Box Office will issue credit vouchers for returned tickets as long as the tickets are returned at least one week before the performance. If the tickets are returned less than a week before or the performance is sold out we will have to ensure a buyer for the tickets before we can offer a credit. There will be a £1 per ticket charge for this service.

Gift Vouchers Hawth Theatre Gift Vouchers are available from the box office and online to any value with an attractive presentation card.

Friends Of The Hawth Become a friend and take advantage of priority booking facilities, special offers on most events, a quarterly magazine and special social events.

Discounts Although discounts apply in most cases, promoters may on occasion exclude certain categories. Only one discount may be claimed per ticket

Annual subscription:

Children under 16 years old

Available online at www.hawth.co.uk

Under 26 People under 26 years old Over 60 People aged 60 or over

Individual: £10 (£7 over 60/ES40). Couples: £15 (£10 over 60/ES40). 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 via email alerts by clicking the link at www.hawth.co.uk

Access The Hawth is committed to make the theatre as accessible and enjoyable an experience for all our patrons. Disabled Access Parking spaces available. Level access. Spaces in front stalls for wheelchair users and companions (available for half price at all Hawth promotions). Adapted toilet facilities are also available. Interpreted, Described and Captioned Performances British Sign Language interpreted and Audio Described performances are advertised with the event in the brochure. Audio Description begins 10 minutes before the performance, please order headsets in advance. Tickets Half price tickets are available at all performances for the visually impaired. This brochure or sections of it can be translated into another language on request. We also offer translators for personal or telephone callers at the box office. Free Touch Tours Visually impaired customers and a partner are guided around the stage to feel the stage sets, props and possibly costumes an hour before the show (subject to producer’s permission). If you are interested, please ask when you book tickets. Talking Programme Service Crawley Audio Description Service offers background information on the production and performers prior to

certain performances starting half an hour before the performance. Brochure Large print, Braille, audio tape/cd and emailed text versions of this brochure are available on request from the box office. Parent and Baby Room Adjacent to the male toilets in lower foyer. Booster Seats The Hawth has a limited number of booster seats available. The seats should be reserved at the time of booking. A £5 refundable cash deposit and a form of identity will be asked for on collection.

How To Find Us Crawley is midway between London and Brighton and is easily accessible by motorway, air (Gatwick Airport is four miles away) and rail. By Road Crawley is minutes away from the M23 motorway which links to the M25. The Hawth is well signposted on all major routes into the town. There is free car and coach parking on site. Downloadable maps and links are available at www.hawth.co.uk By Rail Either Three Bridges or Crawley stations (both a 15 minute walk away). Both stations have taxi ranks. For further details of rail services, visit www.thetrainline.com. By Bus Buses 4 and 5 stop at the large square roundabout just over the railway bridge from The Hawth. The buses serve Crawley and Three Bridges train stations, the town centre, Langley Green, County Oak and Pound Hill. For a full timetable information visit www.metrobus.co.uk


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The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6YZ Box Office: 01293 553636 • Admin: 01293 552941 Fax: 01293 533362 (Mon-Fri) • Email: info@hawth.co.uk Website: www.hawth.co.uk

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

Corporate Entertaining

Give clients and potential customers the VIP treatment with a night out at The Hawth. Meet your guests for pre-show drinks in the ArtsCafé Bistro or private Tennyson suite and then sit down to a night of superb entertainment.

Sponsorship Brochure design by: Brightsky Design Tel: 01737 888144 www.brightsky.biz Printed by: Streamline Press Limited Tel: 0116 235 5003

Thanks to our sponsors

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

Do you want to connect with a specific audience? Sponsoring The Hawth’s entertainment programme

is an imaginative and cost effective way of marketing your business and services to a vast audience base. Current sponsorship options include individual shows, a themed series of events or a community arts project. To find out more contact Lyndsay Bowen 01293 438116 or lyndsay.bowen@crawley.gov.uk

Hiring The Hawth

The Hawth is a unique, inspiring and affordable venue in which to stage your business event. Our versatile range of rooms and spaces ensures that whether you’re hosting a meeting, training day, conference or product launch – we can tailor a space to suit you. To find out more about hiring The Hawth contact: Jackie Draper 01293 438108 or Jackie.draper@ crawley.gov.uk For weddings, parties and social event hire please contact: Wendy Fowler on 01293 438155 or email catering@hawth.co.uk


THeatre

Calendar Autumn 2011

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6

sep >

8

16 & 17

Kate Rusby

& The Dream Lives On

7

8

9

12

13

21

22

26 - 29

30

31

Kettle Of Fish

Candoco Dance Company

STUDIO

MIC Music in Crawley

Black History Month Celebration

High School Rocks

Ken Peplowski and the BBC Big Band

The Ghosts of Ruddigore

Calamity Jane

1 – 12

4

1 – 10

12 – 24

18

Dance Summer School

F

Crawley Museum Exhibition

F

Crawley Camera Club Exhibition F

21

22

23 - 5 Nov

Circle of Tales

S

30

Mike Dowling Guitar Workshop E

Jazz Lunch

A Amphitheatre

E ELGAR ROOM

F Foyer

A Bird In Your Ear

15

15

16

19

Pre-Concert Talk

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

BandBazi

That’ll Be The Day

Sally Morgan

Magetsi

Crawley Arts Society Exhibition

G HAWTH GROUNDS

27

sep >

1

2

3

14 & 15

16 & 17

19

20

26

27

28

29

8 – 12

11

26 - 7 Oct

OCT >

11

Road To Crawley Exhibition

23

25

20 & 21

The Pirates Of Penzance

The Wind In The Willows A

Oriel High School Exhibition

10 – 21 F

30

14

Circuswurx Summer School

S

21

Steve Turner

4

G

24

Jazz Lunch

10

Barnstormers Comedy Club

Circus Festival GP

F

7

Friends of the Hawth Quiz

Rhythm Of The Dance

Sing-a-Long-a Rocky Horror

6 – 7

Fantastic Mr Fox

6

ahab

3

Joe Brown

The Stylistics

3

5

Conversations with the Blues

2

PLease note that during august the theatre will have new seating installed

1 – 7

Barbara Leachman Exhibition

oct >

Fame

Lorca: Amor en el Jardín

Sixties Gold

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Soul Mind Body Experience

21 - 24

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Look To The Sky

Habeas Corpus

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High Noon Murder Mystery Dinner S Droplets

Return To The Forbidden Planet The Way Back Home

I Elizabeth

The Zanniskinheads

Othello

F

David Thornton

Richard Durrant

Chris Cox

Hal Crutenden

Paul Foot

Crawley Blues Festival

F

GP GOFFS PARK

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Box Office 01293 553636 Book Online www.hawth.co.uk


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