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Welcome to a brand new season Welcome to The Hawth’s Summer Season packed with wonderful shows to delight and entertain everyone in the coming months. Parkwood Theatres took over the operation of The Hawth in a 10 year contract with Crawley Borough Council on 1 February and we are delighted to report there has been no disruption to customers during the transfer. Furthermore, we have been working hard to ensure the theatre continues to be one of the leading venues in the

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South East. We will be building on this success in the coming months and years as Parkwood invest in the reception area and box office to give you the best possible experience on your visits to the venue. As always, there is much to look forward to this season which brings together incredible dancers, children’s favourites, top class theatre and some of the best musicians around. You’re sure to find something to suit your tastes and we look forward to welcoming you soon.

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This summer The Hawth’s programme is

Sun 1 July and invites you to come along

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taking to the open air with three performances

and soak up the sun, sounds and atmosphere.

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from the ever-popular Illyria, who return to

You can even get involved this year by

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the Amphitheatre with Roald Dahl favourite

booking a slot on the brand new busking

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The Twits on Fri 22 June, Shakespeare’s

stage, for more information email

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Henry V on Fri 6 July and HMS Pinafore on

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Fri 20 July. Our great Summer Saver Offer

As always Crawley International Mela is a

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means that if you book for two or more of

summer highlight offering free family fun

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Business opportunities

these shows you’ll save 10%.

on Sat 21 & Sun 22 July in The Hawth Grounds,

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Crawley Folk and Beer Festival celebrates

plus crown prince of Bhangra Jazzy B will be

its 21st anniversary from Fri 29 June to

performing on Fri 20 July.

other events

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Don’t miss... My First Sleeping Beauty 11 & 12 May

RPO A Night in Old Vienna 10 June

Folk & Beer Festival 29 June – 1 July

The Complete World of Sport Abridged 12 July

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The Hawth ArtsCafé

Pre-Theatre Dining

Combine your theatre visit with a meal, or meet up with friends over coffee at The Hawth’s ArtsCafé.

Make your visit to The Hawth even more memorable with one of our Pre-Theatre Dining Packages.

With its warm and inviting atmosphere and friendly service, 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 offer daily chef’s specials and a children’s menu. ArtsCafé is open Monday - Friday from 11am for breakfast, coffee, tea, soft drinks 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 live shows. Pre-show meals can be purchased up to two hours prior to most performances. Free wi-fi is now available throughout the building.

For more details call 01293 438155 or email hawthcatering@parkwoodtheatres.co.uk

Celebrate at The Hawth The Hawth is the perfect place to host any celebration! Set in over 40 acres of woodland, The Hawth’s flexible layout lends itself to wedding receptions, anniversaries, birthdays and business celebrations. Our dedicated team have over 20 years experience and will work closely with you to ensure we create the perfect menu to complement your event. Please call 01293 438155 for more details or to arrange a visit email hawthcatering@parkwoodtheatres.co.uk

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

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 contact: Jackie Draper 01293 438108 | hawthhire@parkwoodtheatres.co.uk


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Celebrating cultures from all over the world Celebrating cultures from all over the world. Going Global continues to showcase talents from all corners of the world. This season sees artists from, or work based on cultures including Australia, Canada, China, Niger, Russia and Zimbabwe plus the very best of UK-based artists. Going Global is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Don’t forget if you see three or more Going Global shows you can save 20% on your tickets. Going Global is proudly sponsored by

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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!

Access Performances

Talking Programmes are available prior to the following performance: Armonico Consort Sun 1 April 3pm

Forthcoming performances which will be BSL interpreted: Grease Fri 30 March 8.30pm (Signer: Donna Ruane) Yes, Prime Minister Sat 7 April 2.30pm (Signer: Donna Ruane) Performances which will be Audio Described: Grease Sat 31 March 5pm Yes, Prime Minister Sat 7 April 2.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sun 10 June 7.30pm 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. This brochure is available in large print, Braille, audio tape/cd and emailed text versions on request from the box office. For Further details including discounted ticket prices contact the box office on 01293 553636.


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Sat 28 April

Sat 28 April

11am • Studio

12.30pm • Limelight Room

Half Moon in association with Apples & Snakes

A Roo in My Suitcase Workshop

A Roo In My Suitcase

An hour-long workshop for children and their parents based on the show.

By Rosie Harris Suitable for children aged 3–6 years When Rosie Harris arrives in the UK from Down Under, she discovers she’s brought a suitcase full of stowaways! Kangaroos, koalas and other Australian animals join her as she tries to find where she really belongs.

Children can meet the puppets, discuss themes and ideas from the performance and then make roo masks to take home with them.

7.45pm • Studio Arcola Theatre

Freedom When Tajik farmer Benham tells a daring lie to protect his farmlands from druglords, he is forced to invent a wild scheme to prove his untruth, sending his son, Fariad, to England.

But will Rosie and her animal pals fit in? Can they make new friends, as they share amazing stories about wildlife, Aussie-style?

Once there though, Fariad develops a friendship with an emotionally damaged girl, Jennifer, who interferes with Benham’s carefully laid plans. Each of the three must choose between their own and each other’s freedom in a powerful story of seduction, greed and betrayal.

Funny, quirky and cuddly as a bag of marsupials! The show celebrates difference and friendship through poetry, songs and plenty of joining in.

www.freedomtheplay.com

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

Tickets: £6.50, Family of four £24

Thur 3 May

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

Combined ticket with performance: £8 (accompanying adults free)

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Fri 4 May 7.30pm • Theatre

Starring Margi Clarke Following its sell-out tour of Scotland, Hormonal Housewives is heading to Crawley! Join the Housewives as they battle against weight gain, weight loss, mood swings, wine, PMS, men, the gym, waxing, stretch marks, men, chocolate, upper-lip hair, chocolate, men, chocolate ... and all the other joys of being a 21st Century girl! Did we mention men and chocolate? Grab your friends and head to The Hawth for a night of fun and frolics! Pre-Show Offer: Special of the day plus a dessert for just £12. To reserve a table call 01293 438150

Tickets: £20

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Sat 5 May

Sat 5 May

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Barnstormers Comedy Club

The Chuckle Brothers

The Future Is Unwritten

The perfect start to the weekend! Barnstormers’ resident compere introduces three of the funniest, cleverest and maybe even the silliest comedians on the London comedy circuit. For latest news on the line-up, check the website. Over 18s only please, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. www.barnstormerscomedy.com

The Return of Pirates of the River Rother 2 – In Stranger Tights Ahoy there landlubbers! A vast behind and prepare to splice the main brace as the boys go on a swashbuckling sea adventure! Paul and Barry visit a theme park and brave one of the daring water rides. They find themselves magically transported into a world of pirates and sunken treasure. A spectacular pirate adventure full of magic, mystery and mayhem!

Fever Pitch adapted and directed by Paul Hodson From the first moment through the turnstiles at Highbury, Nick Hornby was hooked… This hugely successful play, adapted from the best-selling book, is back on stage after 10 years. Digging deep into the mind of an obsessed football fan, this is Hornby’s story of his Arsenal fixation, as well as a tale of family, football, class, identity and joy. Harking back to the days when football was the people’s game rather than the plaything of corporate sponsors and oligarchs, Fever Pitch is 45 minutes each way of fast, funny, exhilarating theatre.

‘this tour de force is rarely less than wonderful’ Time Out

Tickets: £12 in advance, £14 on the door. NUS: £2 off. Groups of 10: 1 free ticket

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Wed 9 May 7pm - 10pm • Studio

Blue Bird Club The ever-popular club for people with learning disabilities and their friends. Dance the night away to great DJs and resident band The Coasters. An Arts Development/Outreach 3 Way event supporting the Stay Up Late Campaign.

Thur 10 & Fri 11 May 7.45pm • Studio Creative Cow

Born In The Gardens by Peter Nichols In an ageing mock-Tudor house in Bristol in 1979, Maud and her stay-athome son Mo pass their days happily together. He talks to the cat, plays his drums and concocts ridiculous cocktails for them both while she sits Tickets £3. Carers free. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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chatting away to the people on the telly.

Master playwright Peter Nichols’ hilarious and deeply touching play.

No amount of coaxing from Maud’s suave son, Hedley, and Mo’s glamorous twin sister, Queenie, will persuade the eccentric pair to lead a more normal life – neither wish to live in a world where new technology, business morality and social patterns are changing.

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‘the hugely talented and inventive Creative Cow continues to promote and present top notch theatre’ WhatsOnStage


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Fri 11 & Sat 12 May Fri 5pm, Sat 11am, 2pm, 5pm • Theatre ENB2: English National Ballet in partnership with English National Ballet School

My First Sleeping Beauty Suitable for children aged 3-12 years My First Sleeping Beauty brings children their first taste of the fantastical and magical world of ballet. This enchanted world of castles and curses, forests and fairies is created by award-winning choreographer Matthew Hart with Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous waltz-filled music including Once upon a Dream. ENB2 is a new touring company featuring graduating dancers of outstanding potential from English National Ballet School in performances produced by English National Ballet. Children are encouraged to dress up, to clap and cheer, boo the evil Carabosse, laugh and even try some ballet moves for themselves.

Photo: © Laurent Liotardo

Artwork: © Mark Ruffle

www.ballet.org.uk

‘it kept a theatre full of sweetie-crunching tots enthralled’ The Guardian on The Sleeping Beauty Tickets: £15 (child: £12). Family of four (to include at least two children): £48

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Sat 12 May

Wed 16 May

7.30pm • Studio

7.45pm • Studio

The Undercover Shadows

Jazz Night

Derek Paravicini and Friends

A Tribute To Cliff Richard & The Shadows

Blind from birth and with severe learning difficulties, Derek Paravicini is an exceptionally gifted pianist.

Recreating the classic guitar instrumental and vocal harmony sounds of iconic band The Shadows.

Tonight he performs loving re-creations of jazz piano gems from Errol Garner to George Shearing and beyond, with Frank Holder (vocals and congas), Shane Hill (guitar), Val Manix (bass) and Ann Odell (musical director and vocals).

One of the best instrumental bands this country has ever produced, The Shadows provided a soundtrack to the ’60s as well as also collaborating with Cliff Richard on many of his great hits. A fast-paced upbeat musical feast including songs of The Shadows, Cliff and their later hits. www.undercovershadows.co.uk Hire - A Fi Steps promotion

Please note: due to expected demand this show will be performed with raked rather than cabaret seating.

Mon 14 May 7.45pm • Studio

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Two Gents Productions

Hamlet An urgent, poetic and spiritual re-imagining of the rarely seen First Quarto of Shakespeare’s classic, as the award-winning Two Gents return following last year’s Magetsi. Set in the twilight of a pre-colonial Zimbabwe, a world of unyielding beliefs and ritual, where the afterlife and the present co-exist. As the corpses mount, who buries who, and what danger is lurking in the wings of this small kingdom? www.twogentsproductions.com

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

Tickets: £12.50

Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12), schools/Out:smart: £8.50

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That’ll Be The Day It’s party time again as That’ll Be The Day comes rockin’ back to Crawley! The nation’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show features all the greatest hits from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. If you love classic-gold pop and good comedy, then take a trip down memory lane with over two hours of non-stop nostalgia! www.thatllbetheday.com

‘great value for money.... not to be missed’ Daily Mail

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Thur 17 – Sat 19 May Thur 4.30pm, Fri 10.30am & 4.30pm, Sat 11am • Theatre Scamp Theatre & Watford Palace Theatre

Suitable for children aged 3 plus A brand new show from the awardwinning Scamp Theatre adapted from the bestselling books by Children’s Laureate, Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler (creators of The Gruffalo). A magical collection of Julia Donaldson’s most popular titles including Tiddler, The Smartest Giant in Town, A Squash and a Squeeze and Monkey Puzzle brought to the stage spectacularly by the team that brought you Stick Man and Private Peaceful. Under sea, over land, on the farm and in the jungle, these tales are woven together with live music, songs, puppets and a host of colourful characters. www.scamptheatre.com

‘Scamp Theatre send shivers down my spine. They are so lively and innovative. I love their production of Stick - and so do the audiences’ Julia Donaldson

Tickets: £22.50

Tickets: £10 (discounts: £9). Family of four: £34. Parties 10 or more: £8.50 each

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Thur 24 May

Thur 24 May

7.30pm • Theatre

7.45pm • Studio

The Illegal Eagles

Blues Night

The ultimate celebration of the stunning music of The Eagles, creating one of the most authentic and sought-after shows of its kind. Featuring all the classics - Hotel California, New York Minute, Life in the Fast Lane, Tequila Sunrise, One Of Those Nights, Lyin’ Eyes, New Kid in Town, Take It To The Limit, Rocky Mountain Way, Witchy Woman and Heartache Tonight. www.illegaleagles.com

‘the standing ovation was fully deserved’ The Independent

Eddie Martin One-man-band Eddie Martin is as adept on the harmonica as he is on the guitar and with a bass-drum suitcase back beat, his live sets are a breathtaking display of instrumental virtuosity and sassy song-writing. Blues Act of 2011 winner in the South West Blues Awards and nominated as Best UK Blues Guitarist and Blues Harmonica Player, his 12 albums have received rave reviews. Enjoy the performance in a cabaret setting complete with a choice of daily specials or sharing platters from the ArtsCafé and drinks at your table. www.eddiemartin.com

Tickets: £20 (discounts: £18.50)

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Sat 26 May

Tue 29 May

7.30pm • Studio

7.45pm • Studio

4 Girls 4 Harps

The Watermill Theatre in association with Big Olive Productions

The four international award-winning harpists Eleanor Turner, Harriet Adie, Keziah Thomas and Angharad Wyn Jones make a welcome return to the Studio. Their music ranges across the centuries and styles, from Handel to Gershwin, from Falla and Khachaturian to jazz. www.4girls4harps.com

Love On The Tracks by Richard Attlee A romantic comedy inspired by the early stories and farces of Anton Chekhov. Full of light-hearted humour and wonderfully eccentric characters, Love on the Tracks presents a 19th century world of dysfunctional marriage, traumatic romance and rampant infidelity - in a very modern way! On a summer’s evening, in 1890, a train pulls out of Moscow station. On board sit three fretful passengers, each with an extraordinary tale to tell. As their stories are played out in a series of delightful comic vignettes, the drama in the carriage tantalisingly unfolds. Writer Richard Attlee, who also performs in the play is best known for his role as Kenton Archer in the BBC Radio’s The Archers. www.watermill.org.uk

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

Tickets: £14

Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12). Schools/Out:smart: £8.50

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Fri 1 June

Sat 2 June

7.45pm • Studio

11am • Studio

Barnstormers Comedy Club

Crooked Timber Theatre Company

The perfect start to the weekend!

Created and performed by Gemma Khawaja

Barnstormers’ resident compere introduces three of the funniest, cleverest and maybe even the silliest comedians on the London comedy circuit. For latest news on the line-up, check the website.

Suitable for children aged 4 plus

Over 18s only please, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. www.barnstormerscomedy.com

Liang and The Magic Brush Liang dreams of being a painter but is too poor to buy himself a paintbrush. Join him on a magical adventure to find out if dreams can come true. An inventive and gentle show with something in it for all the family. Crooked Timber Theatre combine puppets, origami, live painting and video images to bring this well-loved Chinese tale to life. Running Time: 45mins www.crookedtimber.co.uk

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

Tickets: £12 in advance, £14 on the door. NUS: £2 off. Groups of 10: 1 free ticket

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Sun 10 June 7.30pm • Theatre

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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A Night in Old Vienna An elegant evening of enchanting Viennese classics, featuring: Strauss II

Die Fledermaus (excerpts)

Lehár

Gold and Silver Waltz

Strauss II

Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

Suppé

Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna Overture

Strauss II

Emperor Waltz

Mozart

Don Giovanni: Non mi dir

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Radetzky March

Lehár The Merry Widow (excerpts) Strauss II

Pizzicato Polka

Pre-concert talk

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6.30pm

Conductor: Gavin Sutherland Soprano: Deborah Norman

Gwyn Parry-Jones offers an entertaining and informative talk on Vienna, City of Music

Join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for an evening of splendour that will transport you back in time to a glittering Viennese ball. This magical programme features an array of grand and lively dances alongside a selection of beautiful arias from works by Strauss, Lehár and Mozart. www.rpo.co.uk

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Tickets: £4 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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Wed 13 & Thur 14 June 10am, 1pm, 4pm • Theatre

Ahoy there me Hearties! Peppa Pig and her friends are going on a treasure hunt and need your help! Peppa, George and Danny Dog are up to fun and games on a day out on Grandad Dog’s boat. With Pedro Pony, Polly Parrot and Zoe Zebra help them follow the clues and find their treasure on a day of adventure. Following the incredible sell-out success of Peppa Pig’s Party, Peppa is back with a brand new show featuring true-to-life puppets, perfect singalong songs and a new story that will charm and delight all her fans. www.peppapiglive.com

Tickets: £14.50 (child: £12.50). Family of four: £50

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Wed 13 June

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Fri 15 June

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Sing-a-long-a Abba

Studio Jazz Night

Motown’s Greatest Hits!

Paul Malsom Trio

Dancing In The Streets

Guitarist Paul Malsom’s earliest influences were Brazilian - the sound of the bossa nova and jazz samba, by names such as Antonio Carlos Jobim and Sergio Mendes.

Direct from London’s West End with a full supporting company of singers, dancers and the Dancing In The Streets band.

From the producers of the smash hit Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music. It’s back - the concert event Abba fans have been waiting for… the Swedish supergroup’s greatest hits performed live with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in! With live singers on stage, a party bag for everyone, fancy dress, Dancing Queen competition, the big screen with lyrics and of course some of the best music you’ll ever hear, it’s the perfect night out for all! Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended! www.singalonga.net

Paul’s trio with bass and drums, have taken these Latin American roots and injected them into new fresh arrangements of a wide variety of popular and contemporary tunes. Enjoy the performance in a cabaret setting with the opportunity to take in the music alongside food from the ArtsCafé including daily specials and sharing platters and drinks at your table. www.paulmalsom.com

Tickets: £18.50 (discounts: £17.50)

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After wowing audiences all over the UK and spending three years in London’s West End, Dancing in the Streets is back! Experience the energy, the excitement, the emotion and the electricity of Motown in Ivor Novello Award-winning director Keith Strachan’s production of the hit show - a spectacular celebration of classic music from the heart of the Motor City. Recreating the energy, style and music of the stars of Motown, you’ll be dancing in the aisles to classic hits including a selection from I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Baby Love, My Girl, Dancing in the Streets, I’ll Be There, Please Mr Postman, Reach Out I’ll Be There, Stop In the Name of Love, Tears of a Clown. Plus songs by The Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Commodores, Lionel Richie, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles and Martha Reeves & The Vandellas.

Tickets: £25

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Thur 21 June 7.30pm • Theatre Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group

The Longest Day An eclectic mix of comedy, poetry, music, art, drama and dance presented by the local charity. Come and celebrate Refugee Week with broadcaster and children’s novelist Michael Rosen, comic Steve Punt of Radio 4’s The Now Show, punk poet Atilla The Stockbroker, hip hop poet Inua Ellams, musician Joni Fuller, jazz pianist Alex Parry, dance from Reigate 6th Form College and drama from Bridges Theatre Company. www.gdwg.org.uk Hire – A GDWG event

Sat 16 June 11am • Studio Moby Duck Theatre Company

Wild Child Suitable for children aged 8 plus Based on real-life experiences of Aboriginal elders in Australia and North-West India, Wild Child brings together storytelling, hip-hop influenced dance, live music, mask and puppets and digital projections, swirling them together in the Moby Duck’s unique style. A boy is brought in from the wild to a mission. The nuns think he’s a savage, because he doesn’t speak their language. Worse still, he believes in strange, mischievous spirits, who taught his tribe to sing, dance and paint magic, and who now live hidden from human view. The boy thinks Sister Bernadette is a savage. Then gradually their dreams begin to intertwine … A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

Tickets: £6.50. Family of four: £24

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Fri 22 June 7.30pm • Theatre

Ballet Central Ballet Central’s tour features new works from Mikaela Polley (Rambert Dance Company), Sharon Watson (Phoenix Dance Theatre) and Sara Matthews, as well as revivals by Matthew Hart, the late David Fielding, and Ballet Central’s founder, the late Christopher Gable. This exciting programme of ballet, contemporary, jazz and narrative dance will also feature live accompaniment by Musical Director Philip Feeney. Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of the world’s most talented young dancers. The company reserves the right to alter the programme, and the final repertoire will be confirmed on the day of the performance. www.balletcentral.co.uk

Fri 22 June 7pm • Amphitheatre Illyria

The Twits by Roald Dahl adapted by David Wood Do you want to know why your spaghetti was squirmy and squishy? And why it had a nasty bitter taste? Because it was worms! Illyria was the first UK open-air touring company to be granted permission to perform the work of Roald Dahl. Its highly acclaimed James and the Giant Peach was followed last year with the sensational sell-out Fantastic Mr Fox. A slimily, stickily, revoltingly funny show, from the most popular children’s author in the world! Please note: performance will go ahead whatever the weather. Illyria makes its annual return to Crawley with three very different shows all designed to appeal to the whole family. Dahl’s classic tale will be followed by Henry V (Fri 6 July) and Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore (Fri 20 July). See two or more Outdoor Theatre shows and save 10% on all tickets. www.illyria.uk.com Tickets: £14.50 (discounts: £12.50), Out:smart: £10

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Fri 22 June

Sat 23 June

Sun 24 June

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Blues Night

Vision in Youth Collective Presents

Rag Mama Rag

Street Dance Showcase

Curtain Call

One of Europe’s finest country blues acts, Ashley Dow (guitars and vocals), and Deborah Dow (harmonica, washboard, percussion and vocals), create a full and hard driving rhythmic sound guaranteed to get your feet tapping.

A unique event starring the very best street dancers in Crawley.

The duo play ’20s and ’30s blues-based songs encompassing Mississippi blues, East Coast ragtime, early country and original songs.

A high energy performance with local dance crews and solo dancers with popping, locking, krumping and b-boying guaranteed. Plus live music from local MCs and DJs including Delaney - a crazy night of dance you won’t want to miss!

Celebrating the diverse talent and virtuosity of Crawley’s community performance groups, this promises to be an evening to delight. Featuring song, dance and theatre from local groups. A Crawley Arts Development event

A Crawley Arts Development event supported by Southern Railway - for more details on how to take part please contact liz.hart@crawley.gov.uk or phone 01293 438156

Enjoy the performance in a cabaret setting complete with a choice of daily specials or sharing platters from the ArtsCafé and drinks at your table. www.rag-mama-rag.com

‘a wonderful evening... a must see!’ Blues In Britain

Tickets: £7.50 (discounts £6.00)

Tickets: £12

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Tickets: £8 (discounts £6)

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Fri 29 June – Sun 1 July Hawth Grounds

Folk and Beer Festival The popular festival returns to celebrate its 21st anniversary – soak up the sun, sounds and atmosphere and take in the music, food and craft stalls – not forgetting the Beer Tent with a huge selection of beers and ciders on offer! Artists already confirmed are Lowri Evans, Sean Taylor, Alistair Russell Spare Parts, Steve Turner, Touchstone, Cajun Dawgs, with more to come. New this year are the Hobgoblin Stage in the Studio featuring the best artists from the record label and the Beer Tent Busking Stage where you can enjoy some of the newest local talent around throughout the weekend.

Tickets: Free (except Hobgoblin Stage tickets (artists to be confirmed)

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Wed 4 July

Fri 6 July

7.30pm • Theatre

7.45pm • Studio

Derek Acorah

Blues Night

Bagge, Armer and Friends

The True Vision Tour One of the most respected spirit mediums in the UK today.

An eclectic mix of the ‘blues and beyond’ featuring the sensitive soulful guitar and smoky passionate vocals of Nigel Bagge and the melodic harmonica wizardry and mandolin of Eddie Armer.

Derek’s friendly and sincere delivery, down-to-earth charm and dedication have endeared him to tens of thousands of people. Derek’s readings have brought comfort and understanding to many and with Sam, his spirit guide he will continue to bring messages to many more.

Fri 6 July

www.derekacorah.com

7pm • Amphitheatre

Hire - A JCPJ promotion

Illyria

Between them they have played alongside greats such as Chris Farlowe, Peter Green, Pete Seeger, Odetta, Long John Baldry, Jeff Beck and Ronnie Wood.

Henry V Illyria is the only company to win four international awards for its Shakespeare productions.

Enjoy the performance in a cabaret setting complete with a choice of daily specials or sharing platters from the ArtsCafé and drinks at your table. www.nigelbagge.co.uk

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Illyria present Shakespeare’s most popular historical drama. Full of patriotism, pageantry and poetry, it tells the gripping story of an inexperienced king who leads a small and weakened army into the battle of Agincourt against the might of the French. Against all odds, the English win a sweeping victory, but how will Henry fare in the greatest challenge of all the conquest of Princess Catherine’s heart? Brimming with excitement, romance and a surprising amount of comedy it is performed as originally written, with a reduced cast and on a stage inspired by those of the mediaeval touring troupes. Please note: performance will go ahead whatever the weather.

‘the model of the modern medium’ The Guardian Tickets: £17.50 (discounts: £16.50)

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Illyria also perform The Twits (Fri 22 June) and HMS Pinafore (Fri 20 July) this summer. See any two or more Illyria shows and save 10% on all tickets. www.illyria.uk.com Tickets: £12.50 (discounts: £9), Out:smart: £7.50, Family of four: £34

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Tickets: £12

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Wed 11 July

Tue 10 July 8pm • Theatre

7.45pm • Studio

Jimmy Carr Gagging Order

Studio Jazz Night

Louise Ryrie School of Dance & Drama

The Dance Olympics

Brand new show, brand new jokes, same old Jimmy.

Sat 7pm, Sun 11am & 3pm • Theatre

Appealing to sports and dance fans alike, this imaginative show dances it way through over 20 Olympic sports. Be enthralled by 300 talented Crawley students in the exciting build up to London 2012! From classical ballet portraying weightlifting to jazz-trampolining and tap-dancing footballers - don’t miss The Dance Olympics! Hire - A Louise Ryrie School event www.louise-ryrie.co.uk

Janette Mason Trio Another chance to enjoy classy jazz in a cabaret setting with food from the ArtsCafé including daily specials and sharing platters and drinks at your table.

Gagging Order promises to be an hilarious night out... let’s see shall we. The show will be packed with one-liners, stories and jokes. Some clever, some rude and a few totally unacceptable. Everybody’s welcome. Just leave your conscience, sense of common decency and moral compass at home and come on out for a laugh. Jimmy has sold over a million DVDs and hosted countless TV shows but live comedy is what he does best, come and see for yourself.

Inspired keyboard player and improviser Janette Mason and her trio perform originals and re-invented standards including the Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams and the Bernstein classic Some Other Time, showing Janette’s imaginative and polished piano skills at their best.

‘infectious, clever and audacious… one of the best’ The Guardian

Please note this is the same show Jimmy performed here in April. www.jimmycarr.com

Tickets: Sat & Sun 3pm: £14.50 (discounts: £12.50). Sun 11am: £11

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Tickets: £25

Tickets: £12 (£10 in advance)

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Thur 12 July

Thur 12 July

7.30pm • Theatre

7.45pm • Studio

The Reduced Shakespeare Company

African Music Night

The Complete World of Sports (Abridged)

The Endless Journey

The ‘bad boys of abridgement’ are back following a highly successful run in New York and a sell-out US tour.

The story of a group of musicians from Niger, West Africa, who travelled the world promoting their nomadic culture and desert blues music only to realise that whilst they were away their children were turning their back’s on their cultural heritage. So they took a desert road trip to try to reinvigorate the tradition for a new generation. German photographer and film-maker Jean Molitor accompanied them.

In this exclusive tour ahead of the show’s West End premiere, the entire history of athletic competition is revisited in a marathon of madness and mayhem that sees the world’s great sporting events shrunk down to theatrical size. Among the many questions answered: Is darts really a sport? Which is more boring – baseball or cricket? Who invented curling and synchronised swimming – and why are they in the Olympics? Every sport ever played on every continent in the entire history of the world in under two hours!

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Let the games begin!

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Suitable for ages 13 plus

Part of Crawley’s celebrations leading up to the 2012 games.

www.reducedshakespeare.com

Mamane Barka, Oumarou Adamou and Alhousseini Anivolla and Bammo Agonla from Etran Finatawa have spent the last 7 years performing world-wide. In this new collaboration their hypnotic musical groove evokes the breathless heat and shimmering horizon of the Sahara bringing together the electric guitar beloved of Tuareg musicians, the haunting vocals of the Wodaabe, the rippling strings of biram master Mamane Barka and the instinctive hypnotic percussion of Griot Oumarou Adamou. The performance itself incorporates specially mixed visuals by Jean Molitor projected behind the performers in a powerful and emotive live experience A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

‘owes as much to the insanity of Monty Python as to the inanity of actual sports programs’ Boston Globe Sunday Tickets: £16.50 (Out:smart: £10)

Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12) Schools/Out:smart: £8.50

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Sat 14 July

Mon 16 July

11am & 2pm • Studio

7pm • Theatre

Tall Stories

Ariel Company Theatre Showcase

Snail and the Whale Suitable for children aged 4 plus Tall Stories (creators of the Gruffalo and Room on the Broom stage shows) are proud to present their latest collaboration with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. A tiny snail longs to see the world, so she hitches a lift on the tail of a huge humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, experiencing sharks and penguins, icebergs and volcanoes. The little snail is amazed by it all, but starts feeling very small in the vastness of the world… Then disaster strikes – the whale becomes beached in a bay… can the tiny snail save the day?

Ariel Drama Academy is proud to present an evening of song, drama and dance celebrating its work. From LAMDA to hip hop to contemporary dance this evening will entertain all. Ariel Drama Academy is an independent drama school for students aged 5 to 19, dedicated to training young actors in the core fundamental skills required to become an actor whilst maintaining a sense of fun through learning and a genuine passion for its pupils to thrive. Hire – An Ariel Drama Plus event www.arielct.co.uk

Fri 20 July 7pm • Amphitheatre Illyria

HMS Pinafore Set on board the warship HMS Pinafore, the opera cheerfully mocks such Great British institutions as class, patriotism and the Royal Navy.

Created in Tall Stories’ unique style, combining physical storytelling, live music and lots of laughs.

Josephine the captain’s daughter is in love with Ralph a common sailor, but her father wants her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty. The couple are caught as they elope from the ship and Ralph is locked in the ship’s dungeon.

www.tallstories.org.uk

However true love prevails in this wonderful comic opera which gets the complete Illyria treatment, faithfully performed by a reduced cast on a beautiful nautical set, and accompanied by a Musical Director on keyboard. Please note: performance will go ahead whatever the weather. Illyria also perform The Twits (Fri 22 June) and Henry V (6 July) in Crawley this summer - see two or more shows and save 10% on all tickets. www.illyria.uk.com

Tickets: £7. Family of four: £25

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Tickets: £11 (discounts: £7)

music/theatre

Tickets: £12.50 (discounts: £9), out:smart: £ 7.50, Family of four: £34

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Fri 20 July

Sat 21 & Sun 22 July

8pm • Theatre

from 12noon • Hawth Grounds

Jazzy B

Crawley International Mela

Launching the International Mela weekend, Jaswinder Singh Bains, better know as Jazzy B, is the Crown Prince of Bhangra and has become one of the most important performers in Punjabi music. With 13 albums to his credit he is regarded as being solely responsible for bringing a chic urban style to the folk music of the Punjab.

It’s back and better than ever, with more free family fun.

www.jazzyb.com

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. This year’s Mela celebrates the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics with ‘A Commonwealth of Cultures’, expanding the contribution to the Festival of new and emerging communities. www.crawleymela.org

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

Tickets: £14.50

Admission: Free

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Sun 22 July

Mon 23 – Fri 27 July

7pm • Theatre

10am – 4pm • Studio

InChoir

Drama Summer School

With over 200 singers and a live band on stage, InChoir is set to raise the roof in a spectacular new show to lift everyone’s spirits. Mixing chart hits from the ’60s to the present day, songs from modern musicals, and a pinch of jazz, swing and classical thrown in. Add some special guests and you’ve a recipe for the most eclectic and uplifting selection of songs you’d ever want to hear. Warning, may make you laugh, cry and tap your feet.

Admission Free. Exhibitions held in The Hawth Foyer and can be viewed from Monday to Saturday from 9am – 8.15pm. 6pm if no show.

A fun. week-long intensive drama course for 8 to 13 year olds; full of games, theatre skills, team building, improvisation and fun. There will be a short performance on Friday afternoon for friends and family to show what the students have learnt during the week. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink and wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes.

Sat 30 June - Sun 8 July

A Crawley Arts Development event

Greatly influenced by a visit to Malawi where her mother was born, Shani’s precise paintings create portraits with an abstract surface.

All profits to local charities. www.inchoir.co.uk

Shani Osman

Hire - An InChoir event

Art In Motion An open art competition celebrating sport and physical activity in Crawley, with winners’ work contributing to a new permanent art exhibition at K2. Works can depict anything sporting which took place in Crawley in the year before the submission date of 25 September 2012. Amateur and professional artists of all ages are invited to submit works inspired by anything from organised events to a kickabout in the park. Photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, computer-aided design, collage or montage are all welcome.

Mon 9 July - Wed 18 July

Holy Trinity School

Celebrate the talents of this year’s senior school cohort from both the Fine Art and Photography disciplines. Tickets: £10 (discounts: £9)

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Tickets: £85 (ES40: £65)

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For competition guidelines, more information or an application form email carolyn.murphy@hawth.co.uk or call 01293 438152.

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Fri 1 – Sun 3 June

Sat 2 June

Sun 17 June

Sat 30 June

Southgate Playing Fields

gates open 12noon

Diamond Jubilee Festival

The Best of British

2pm - 10pm • Crawley High Street

12 noon - 5pm • Memorial Gardens

To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, a three day family music festival is coming to Southgate Playing Fields, Crawley!

A host of the finest local bands as well as Queen and Robbie Williams tribute acts headlining the event.

High Street Live

Mainstage

High Street Live 2 is coming to the town centre for an afternoon of great music and food. Almost 20 different acts will perform throughout the day on two live stages in Crawley High Street.

The Crawley Festival finale returns to present a mix of some of the town’s finest talent in an exciting display of performances, workshops and street theatre.

Tickets: £15, child: £10, under 3s: free

Fri 1 June

Sun 3 June

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Crawley Revival Night

Big Jubilee Lunch

A trip back in time to the ’70s with music from The Blunter Brothers and Boogie Wonderland.

Crawley Borough Council host an afternoon featuring a host of local acts throughout the day–bring a picnic!

Tickets: Advance tickets: £10, child: £5, under 3s: free

Closed to traffic, the charm of the historic High Street takes on a continental feel with alfresco dining provided by some of the town’s best restaurants and pubs. Enjoy a pint on the pavement or a pizza on the piazza and take in the sounds of some great live music.

Join in free workshops in dance, music, arts and craft and animation and experience the cultural kitchen where you can find out about some of the different nationalities living in Crawley and learn how to cook mouth-watering traditional dishes. Music and dance performances will take place on stage throughout the day and some surprise characters will pop up where you least expect them. Come along and enjoy a free family day out.

Tickets: Free, but book in advance!

Tickets for all events are available from The Hawth or online at www.crawley-live.co.uk (please note a booking fee will apply).

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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: The Tree visual arts heritage project Curtain Call Pitchy Breath project-based theatre Street Dance Showcase Going Global cultural diversity arts programme Road To Crawley social history project

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 7.30pm – 9.30pm Adult Drama

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 .30pm – 10pm 7

Tuesday

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 7.45pm – 9.15pm

Thursday 13+ 6pm – 7.30pm 15+

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 pm – 4pm 2

Friday

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 8 to 13 years 11am – 12.30pm

Broadfield Community Centre

£4

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Sun 18 November 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.

Tue 16 October 7.30pm • Theatre Photo: © Faye Thomas

Joan Armatrading Special guest Chris Wood (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of The Year 2011). Three times Grammy nominated, Brit award nominee and Ivor Novello winner singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading MBE remains fresh, vibrant and current; never more so than when live, on stage, where her music comes to life. 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. www.joanarmatrading.com

‘her voice remains a thing of extraordinary beauty’ Mojo

Wed 17 October 7.30pm • Theatre

Julian Clary Position Vacant, Apply Within Julian Clary is looking for love and he’s not leaving town empty handed… Master of camp Julian Clary is scouring the land in search of love. He’s promised to leave no straight unturned. ‘Because I’m still considered to be quite a catch and because your town is noted for its heterosexuals on the cusp, there’s bound to be stiff competition’, says Julian. ‘Therefore I’ll be hosting ruthless elimination games. You can be sure of one thing. By the end of the evening, we’ll all be celebrating my new partnership.’ A glass of Blue Nun may be available to those who make an effort or anyone named Jason. But please bring your own confetti. Recommended Age 16+ www.julianclary.co.uk

Tickets: £30

Tickets: £20 (discounts: £18)

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32 COMING SOON Mon 29 Oct - Sat 3 Nov Mon-Thur: 7.30pm, Fri & Sat: 5pm & 8.30pm • Theatre

Chicago Based on events in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover; and along with Cell Block rival and double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn. Created by the musical talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score includes All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle and truly is ‘the sharpest, slickest show on the block’ The Times A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smoothtalking lawyer and a cell block of sin: it would be a crime to miss it.

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34 booking and access information Booking All tickets are subject to a £1 per ticket booking fee (maximum £6) 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 By Post Please indicate performance date, time, price and discounts (if applicable). Please make cheques/postal orders payable to Parkwood Community Leisure. 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 booked less than five working days before the performance should be collected from the Box Office. Please bring along the card used for the booking, a matching signature will be asked for. Reservations Reservations should be paid for within three working days, otherwise they may be released for sale. Reservations for group bookings is by arrangement. Discounts Although discounts apply in most cases, promoters may on occasion exclude certain categories. Only one discount may be claimed per ticket

Out:Smart Card A free card for under 26 year olds offering discounts on selected shows Unemployed people in receipt of job seeker’s allowance, income support, working tax credit or housing benefit. Confirmation of eligibility may be asked for. Groups of 10 or more Hawth Friends please show your cards or quote membership number when booking Family of four should include at least one child

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. Annual subscription: Individual: £10 (£7 over 60/ES40). Couples: £15 (£10 over 60/ES40).

Children under 16 years old

Family: £20.

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Available online at www.hawth.co.uk

Over 60 People aged 60 or over Students people over 16 years in full time education

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. 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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There’s lots of ways the Hawth can help

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Calendar Summer 2012

STUDIO

The Twits

Snail and the Whale

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29 – 1st July

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HMS Pinafore

F Foyer

Folk and Beer Festival

Crawley International Mela M G

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Tiddler

The Illegal Eagles

Street Dance Showcase

Curtain Call

Pre-concert Talk

Derek Acorah

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra The Dance Olympics

InChoir

Freedom

4 Girls 4 Harps

Love On The Tracks

30 – 8 July

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Shani Osmani Exhibition

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Ballet Central

In My Suitcase Workshop

Blues Night: Rag Mama Rag

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Ariel Company Theatre Showcase

Studio Jazz: Derek Paravicini and Friends

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28 A Roo

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Hamlet

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The Longest Day

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Dancing In The Streets

A Roo In My Suitcase

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The Reduced Shakespeare Company

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Jimmy Carr Gagging Order

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Chuckle Brothers

Sing-a-long-a Abba

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That’ll Be The Day

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Peppa Pig’s Treasure Hunt

24

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My First Sleeping Beauty

4

Hormonal Housewives

17 – 19

11 & 12

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Barnstormers Comedy Club

Fever Pitch

Barnstormers Comedy Club

Henry V A

Blues Night: Bagge, Armer and Friends

Blue Bird Club

Born In The Gardens

Liang and The Magic Brush

Studio Jazz Paul Malsom Trio

9 – 18

11

Holy Trinity Exhibition F

Studio Jazz: Janette Mason Trio

The Undercover Shadows

Wild Child

12

African Music: The Endless Journey

23 – 27

Drama Summer School

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