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Welcome to a brand new season The Tongues On Fire Film Festival is coming to Crawley for the very first time in April, showcasing three powerful and thought-provoking films that express the drive and spirit of South Asian independent cinema. Enjoy Hiding Divya, Ramchand Pakistani and Khudha Ke Liye free in The Hawth Studio and other selected venues in the town over three weeks. For full details, and to find out how you can host a screening yourself, go to page 6. If you want to help The Hawth and the environment, you can now choose to receive email updates or view the brochure online at

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Highlights at The Hawth


With summer fast approaching, The Hawth’s

With great discounts when you see two,

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programme is stepping out of the theatre

three or more outdoor productions, grab



and going alfresco!

that blanket and picnic and make the


other events

Worth Park Gardens will host the half-term

most of the warm weather!


visual arts

treat James and the Giant Peach, Goffs Park

And it’s not just theatre that’s going

30-31 coming soon

will transport you to Sherwood Forest

outdoors - Blues Under The Sky will

32-33 community arts

for Robin Hood and The Hawth’s

combine blistering blues music with a


Amphitheatre will stage the Dickens classic

sizzling BBQ whilst Crawley Folk Festival

34-35 booking and access

Great Expectations, Austen’s masterpiece

will make the most of the grounds, letting


Business opportunities

Pride & Prejudice and Shakespeare’s

you soak up the sun and sounds during the



romance Romeo & Juliet.

three day music celebration!

crawley library

Don’t miss... Asian Film Festival 23 April – 10 May

Brendan Cole 24 & 25 May

The Proclaimers 10 June

Crawley Folk Festival 25 – 27 June









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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, 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 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.











The Hawth is currently taking part in A Night Less Ordinary, an Arts Council England Scheme offering free tickets for anyone under 26 on Tuesday - Thursday nights until February next year. The scheme has been extended and now includes schools and groups! All we need is the teacher/group leader contact details and you and your group can see some fantastic entertainment FOR FREE!


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Mon 22 March

Mon 12 & Tue 13 April

Mon 19 April

8.15pm • Studio

7.30pm • Studio

7.30pm • Theatre


Crawley Youth Theatre

The Road To Crawley

Russian fiddlers Oleg Pomonarev and Lev Atlas along with gifted acoustic guitarist Nigel Clark have developed a dazzling, enthralling sound, drawing on their love of gypsy, classical, folk and hot-club.


Exiled: A Film

The award winning novel by Terry Pratchett

Koshka are at the cutting edge of gypsy string music, taking it to increasingly dizzy heights of invention. From gentle restraint to a fiery, breakneck onslaught, the violins soaring above the guitar with precision, panache and wild gypsy flair.

It appears he is out of luck when Death himself appears... offering employment. Undertaking the work, Mort is overcome with compassion for a young princess. In his attempt to help her he disrupts space and time and with an estranged butler, Death’s daughter and a cast of other hilariously weird and wonderful characters, he sets out to save her.

In 1965 the UK and US governments struck a deal that saw 2000 British citizens lose their homes on the island of Diego Garcia. Roughly two thirds of those islanders now live in Crawley. Exiled is a community film about the islanders, funded by the Road To Crawley oral history project. It is the first time they have told their story in their own words.

‘Nothing less than incandescent virtuosity’

Mort is a young boy struggling to find work on the Discworld.

The Scotsman

A fantastically dark comedy adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs.

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11)

Tickets: £4 (discounts: £3)

The Road To Crawley Oral History Project and Compulsive Productions Supported by The National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund

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Tickets: £3


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Fri 23 April

Tue 4 May

Mon 10 May

Asian Film Festival 2010

7pm • Studio

7pm • Studio

7pm • Studio

Hiding Divya

Ramchand Pakistani

Khudha Ke Liye

The Hawth and Tongues On Fire are proud to present three films expressing the drive and spirit of South Asian independent cinema. The three highly-acclaimed, thoughtprovoking films will be screened free in The Hawth Studio and other venues in the town over three weeks.

English Dialogue

Urdu/Hindi with English subtitles


A young Asian woman, returns home to New Jersey to face memories of her childhood with her bipolar mother (played by Madhur Jaffrey).

Based on real events, this is the moving story of a Pakistani Hindu boy and his father who accidentally cross the border into India in 2002, a time of increased tension between the two countries. The boy and his father are jailed while back in Pakistan the boy’s mother faces a solitary struggle for survival.

This award-winning film is the second highest grossing film ever from Pakistan. Three people from three different continents experience difficulties as the world changes for Muslims in the wake of 9/11.

The film tackles the taboo of mental illness in the South Asian community. Dr Pushpinda Chowdhry, Tongues On Fire director and a trained psychiatrist will host a talk after the film.

Tickets are free but should be reserved through Box Office on 01293 553636. If you know of, or are involved in, organisations that would like to screen any of the films please contact Hazel Ellis at The Hawth on 01293 438110 or Organisations are offered the film, which is supplied on DVD, free and just need a player and TV and a suitable venue.


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Sun 2 May

Sun 2 May

Tue 4 May

Thur 6 May

3pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Studio

8pm • Theatre

8pm • Theatre

Pascal Rogé

Barnstormers Comedy Club

Eric Bibb

That’ll Be The Day

Eric is at the forefront of a new generation of blues and soul singer/ songwriters with a smooth, subtle and sophisticated sound. Support from Megan Henwood.

The Beat Goes On

Chopin and the French impressionists Famed for its elegance, beauty and delicate phrasing, Pascal Rogé’s playing has established him as one of the great interpreteurs of French piano music. His recital focuses particularly on masterworks by Chopin and Debussy, alongside music by Fauré, Ravel and Poulenc.

Three regulars from the comedy circuit in a night with never a dull moment. Plenty of bawdy content, so over 18s only please unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. For latest news on the line-up, check

‘classic, coolly laidback acoustic blues’ Time Out

Pre-Show Offer: Enjoy a special main course of the day and dessert for just £10. To reserve a table call 01293 438150.

‘a great value for money show’ Daily Mail

Pre-Show Offer: Two course carvery available from 12.30pm for just £10.50, bookable in advance at the Box Office.


Definitely a show not to be missed!

‘one of today’s best-loved French pianists with an original and enchanting programme’ The Times

Tickets: £17.50, £14.50

One of the nation’s most successful touring shows returns to bring on back the good times with a combination of unique comedy routines mixed with back to back classic gold hits from the 1950s through to the ‘70s.

Tickets: £9 in advance (£25.50 for three successive shows). £11 on door. NUS £7.50


Tickets: £20.50 (discounts: £19.50)


Tickets: £21


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‘captivating’ Surrey Mirror ‘Like the Pogues without the punk… with every bit of the authenticity mustered by the likes of Fairport Convention’ Q Fri 7 May 8.15pm • Studio

Wheeler Street Aged between 16 and 20, Wheeler Street have a passion for folk music and an explosive energy that belies their ages and leaves audiences clamouring for more. The seven band members between them play fiddle, guitar, bass, melodeon, whistle, mandolin, concertina, drums and bouzouki with a particular skill for close harmonies. Some of the oldest British songs blended with utterly infectious energy, punkish self-confidence and fearless abandon. Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11)

Sat 8 May

Sat 8 May

11am • Studio

7.30pm • Studio

How The Koala Learnt To Hug

Mike Christie’s Showstoppers

by Steven Lee

plus special guests

Suitable for children aged 4 plus

Redhill-born singer Mike shot to fame as a member of G4 who sang a memorable version of Bohemian Rhapsody on The X Factor and sold 1.5 million albums.

The author of children's favourites The Witch's Bogey and Bink And The Hairy Fairy presents a new show adapted from his collection of short stories. A charming tale about the magic of family and, of course, the importance of a nice warm hug! Join Steven and a host of wild characters for some great stories, sing along songs, superb games and first class hugging.

Tickets: £6.50. Family of four: £24



An evening of well-known songs from shows including South Pacific, The Sound of Music and Les Misérables plus songs by Gershwin, Elton John, Flanders & Swann and Mike himself. Meet & Greet tickets available through Hire – An MC promotion

Tickets: £15


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Sat 8 May

Thur 13 May

Thur 13 May

7.30pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

8.15pm • Studio

John Hylton

Solid Silver ‘60s

Hardeep Singh Kohli

25th Anniversary Tour

The Nearly Naked Chef

The UK’s original and premier ‘60s show is back celebrating 25 sensational years!

Grab a seat and tuck in, as the celebrated broadcaster, raconteur, writer and cook combines comedy with inventive cuisine in a wonderfully funny, laid-back evening’s entertainment.

Real Diamond John Hylton, Europe’s foremost Neil Diamond tribute performer presents an electrifying show that will convince you that you have spent the evening with Neil himself!

‘Take my advice – you really have to see this man for yourself!’ UK Neil Diamond Fan Club

Bringing together the unforgettable talents of Dave Berry, Mike Pender, Brian Poole and Peter Sarstedt all backed by Vanity Fare with Swinging Blue Jeans and The Troggs. Expect all your favourite ’60s hits including The Crying Game, Little Things, Sweets for My Sweet, Needles & Pins, Twist and Shout, Do You Love Me, Where Do You Go To My Lovely, Wild Thing, Love is All Around, Hippy Hippy Shake, Good Golly Miss Molly and many more.

Just think Ready Steady Cook but with great cooking (Hardeep was runnerup on the first series of Celebrity Masterchef) and funny anecdotes delivered in Hardeep’s unique, articulate and utterly charming way.

Pre-Show Offer: Enjoy a special main course of the day and dessert for just £10. To reserve a table call 01293 438150.

Tickets: £19.50 (discounts: £17.50)


Tickets: £22.50

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11)



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‘Viva La Diva!... fantastic. Hilarious and heartfelt’

Sat 15 May

Thur 20 May

7.30pm • Studio

8pm • Theatre

Three Weeks

Los Endos

Lee ‘Memphis’ King

Celebrating the music of Genesis, Los Endos capture the excitement of a live ’70s Genesis concert. Featuring music from the band’s early heyday with Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett and backed by a great sound and light show - Genesis fans won’t want to miss it. Hire – A Los Endos promotion

One Night with Elvis A tribute to the early days of pure hip-swivelling rock ‘n’ roll, the ’68 ‘Come Back Special’ and Elvis’s Vegas performances. Featuring Lee ‘Memphis’ King, the UK’s most successful Elvis impersonator and finalist in BBC’s The World’s Greatest Elvis. With an outstanding band and singers, this spectacular recreation of Elvis is a true must see!

Fri 14 May 7.45pm • Studio Graeae Theatre in association with Theatre Royal Stratford East

Signs of a Star Shaped Diva by Nona Shepphard Tammy, the alter-ego of undertaker Sue Graves, has to make a life-changing decision with the help of her most trusted friends - Judy Garland, Dolly Parton, Billie Holiday, Dusty Springfield and Patsy Cline. It’s a choice between love and fame, will she make the right decision or live to regret the path she takes? A virtuoso performance by Caroline Parker takes us on an emotional rollercoaster featuring signed songs and captioned dialogue to tell a touching tale of fame, frocks, fake eyelashes and true love. Graeae is Britain’s foremost disabled-led theatre company. Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11). Schools: £8


Tickets: £13.50

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Sat 22 & Sun 23 May Sat 1pm & 4pm, Sun 10am & 1pm • Theatre

Oink oink - it’s Peppa Pig! Suitable for children of all ages It’s a very special day. It’s Peppa Pig’s birthday. Come and join the fun with Peppa and George, Suzy Sheep, Danny Dog and Emily Elephant. A charming, original and imaginative show, full of brand new songs, muddy puddles, and oinks! This BAFTA award-winning children’s TV show is recreated live on stage for

first time featuring beautifully trueto-life puppets. From the producers of LazyTown Live! and Roald Dahl’s The BFG. open before every performance for snacks and children’s meals. Peppa Pig © Astley Baker Davies Ltd/E1 Entertainment Ltd 2003

Tickets: £14.50. Child: £12.50. Family of four: £50


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Sat 22 May

Tue 25 May

8.15pm • Studio

7.30pm • Studio

Jazz Night

Crawley Community Arts Junior Drama

Georgia Mancio Georgia Mancio’s music is an intriguing reflection of her AngloLatino background: predominantly a standards singer, she also specialises in South American and European music. One of the UK’s brightest young jazz stars, Georgia is a natural, instinctive musician with a pure, honeyed tone. Her supremely elegant, rich and bittersweet voice has impressed press and audiences alike and tonight she is accompanied by piano, bass and drums.

‘a force to be reckoned with’ BBC

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11)


The Majo Who Stole Happiness! A gentle fairytale comedy which encourages children to explore the concept of happiness and what it means to be a good citizen. A Japanese Majo (witch) is banned from the Emperor’s party, and vows to take revenge. Immediate misery prevails amongst the villagers, so the heroic Yoshino goes in search of answers. He finds them, but all is not quite as it seems... Another fantastic performance from Community Arts’ Kid’s ‘n’ Co and Splash drama groups.

Tickets: £5.50


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Mon 24 & Tue 25 May

Thur 27 May

7.30pm • Theatre

7.45pm • Studio

Brendan Cole Live and Unjudged

Tarry Theatre

A dance show with a difference… come and meet the real Brendan up close and personal!

Would you love someone enough to leave them forever?

A visual feast of music, dance and audience interaction as Brendan is joined by four former Strictly Come Dancing professionals - Nicole Cutler, Izabela Hannah, Andrew Cuerden, Hanna Haraala, as well as his brother Scott. Along with the spectacular dancing are 14 world class musicians and singers who will have you jiving in your seats from the start. A fantastic night out - come and see some of the magic created on Strictly by one of the show’s most charismatic choreographers and performers. Featuring every style of ballroom and Latin dance performed to music and songs from Robert Palmer, Michael Jackson, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Michael Buble and more.

To Break A Man Flora is a disturbed young woman who has an unbearable insight into the human predicament. Harry is an ordinary man caught between doing the right thing and doing what is best for everyone. Tonight he must choose whether to save his daughter... by losing her. Inspired by a scene in a novel by Paul Auster and developed by performer Jade Blue and director George Dillon. One woman: 720 possibilities. Sometimes, whatever you choose, you lose. Tonight the audience and chance will decide how the story will be told.

Tickets: Tickets: £32.50, £32.50, £28.50 £28.50 (discounts: (discounts: £30.50, £30.50, £26.50). £26.50). Child/Groups Child/Groups 10 £10oror more: £27.50, £23.50 more: £27.50, £23.50


Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11). Schools: £8


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Sun 30 May

Fri 4 June

11.45am – 3pm • Spotlight

7.45pm • Studio

Jazz Lunch

Yellowtale Theatre Company and The Hawth are proud to present the World Premiére of

With The Hot Club Trio The ever-popular Hawth Jazz Lunch combines an afternoon of great food and great music!

Venison By Tom Morton-Smith

The Hot Club Trio, led by jazz violinist Mike Piggott, will present an entertaining programme of the music of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Enjoy the performance alongside a traditional roast with a selection of meats followed by a dessert of your choice. Fish and vegetarian options available. Please book in advance.

‘One of the best swing jazz fiddlers anywhere’ New York Jazz Times

A beautiful and moving Sussex love story from one of the UK’s most exciting young playwrights.

Tue 1– Sat 5 June 7.45pm and Thur & Sat 3pm • Theatre Ariel Company Theatre

Jesus Christ Superstar

Martin makes his money hunting deer on the Ashdown Forest, providing black-market meat to local pubs and restaurants. He is drawn to the enigmatic figure of Robyn, a waitress who has never truly been close to anybody. A darkly humorous tale of the impacts, collisions and fireworks of finding love. Sussex-based Yellowtale Theatre Company premiére this exciting new play, developed with support from The Hawth.

Ariel Company Theatre is proud to have been chosen by the Really Useful Group to bring Jesus Christ Superstar in its 40th anniversary year, in all its rock opera glory to The Hawth for the first time. Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera that has stood the test of time. Based on the last week of Jesus’ life through the eyes of Judas, culminating with the crucifixion. Ariel previously performed the musical to rave reviews in 2004 and follows their recent productions Rent, Return to the Forbidden Planet and Tommy. Hire - Ariel Company Theatre - a non professional production

Tickets: Tue eve & Thur 3pm: £10 (discounts: £8). Wed: £14 (discounts: £12). Thurs Eve: £15 (discounts: £14). Sat 3pm: £12 (discounts: £10). Fri & Sat Eve: £16 (discounts: £14)

Tickets: £17



Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11). Schools: £8


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Sat 5 June

Sat 5 June

Sun 6 June

Sun 6 June

11am • Studio

8.15pm • Studio

7.30pm • Studio

7.30pm • Theatre

A Single Leaf

El Moreno

Finding Alice

An evening of romantic and exciting Spanish guitar featuring beautiful solo pieces by the great masters.

Barnstormers Comedy Club

Glenn Miller Orchestra UK

Three regulars from the circuit in a night of top comedy.

Directed by Ray McVay, the Orchestra presents a brand new show bringing you the music of the ’40s.

Suitable for children aged 3 - 10 years As the lines between the worlds blur, Miriam gets lost in Wonderland. Mr. W. Rabbit is looking for Alice - and he’s late! The sports-mad Mad Hatter is looking for his cricket ball and the Queen of Hearts is threatening to chop off everyone’s head as usual.

The evening features Granada and Leyenda by Albeniz, Memories of the Alhambra by Tarrega, the much-loved Adagio theme from Rodrigo as well as modern classics including Cavatina and Classical Gas.

Plenty of bawdy content, so over 18s only please unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. For latest news on the line-up check

Supported by Irresistible from Britain’s Got Talent with a tribute to the Andrews Sisters.

An interactive adventure for children involving characters we all know and love but in an adventure of their own. With singing, dancing and a tea party for everyone.

Tickets: £6.50. Family of four: £24


Featuring the vocals of Jan Messeder and Colin Anthony as well as the smooth harmonies of the Moonlight Serenaders and the swinging jazz of the Uptown Hall Gang. Pre-Show Offer: Enjoy a special of the day and dessert for just £10. To reserve a table call 01293 438150.

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11)


Tickets: £9 in advance (£25.50 for three successive shows). £11 on door. NUS £7.50


Tickets: £17.50 (discounts: £15.50)


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Mon 7 June

Wed 9 June

8pm • Theatre

8pm • Theatre

Strictly Tap Dance Fever

Alvin Stardust

A high energy, adrenalin-driven whistle stop tour of the greatest tap dance moments in show business. Starting in the Astaire and Rogers era, the show tap dances its way through history, thrilling and exciting audiences with the vibrant tap dance styles that entertained generations.

I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll

A visit to 42nd Street, a glimpse of White Tie and Tails and a peek at Chorus Line, this awesome, original show leaves audiences shouting for more and continues to smash box office records on its international tours.

‘The most exciting dance show in years – pure and simple tap dance heaven’ New York Post

The legendary ’70s artist performs all the songs that made him such an icon - My Coo-Ca-Choo, Jealous Mind, I Feel Like Buddy Holly, Pretend, Red Dress and I Won’t Run Away to name just a few. Alvin will also perform songs from his new Smooth Boogie album produced by Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson producer Dom Morley.

‘the godfather of rock ‘n’ roll’ Keith Richards

Tickets: £21 (discounts: £19)

Tickets: £19.50 (discounts: £17.50)



Tickets: £22.50

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Thur 10 June

Sat 12 June

Sun 13 June

8pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Studio

7.30pm • Theatre

The Proclaimers

Leonid Gorokhov and Caroline Palmer

Curtain Call

Since their debut on Channel 4’s The Tube in 1987, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have enjoyed continued success around the world with a sound mixing pop, folk, new wave and punk. The last few years have seen them grace main stages at the likes of V Festival, T In The Park and Glastonbury as well as topping the charts when their classic anthem I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) was adopted as the official Comic Relief song. Support to be confirmed.

Schubert Arpeggione Sonata Beethoven Sonata in A major, Op. 69 Rachmaninov Sonata in G minor The combination of cello and piano has generated some of the world’s great chamber music. This recital by leading artists of our time will feature three wonderful examples by Schubert, Beethoven and Rachmaninov, finding each composer at the height of his powers.

Tickets: £13


An evening of song, dance and theatre celebrating the talent and virtuosity of Crawley’s community performance groups. Included in the line-up are Roshe School of Performing Arts, Fi Steps, Ariel Company Theatre, Stages Performing Arts, Louise Ryrie and Andromeda Edmunds School of Irish Dance.

Tickets: £7.50 (discounts £5.50)



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Mon 14 June 7.30pm • Theatre Opera della Luna

HMS Pinafore This innovative and exciting company returns with their acclaimed production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera.

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Tue 15 June

Wed 16 June

7.30pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

Ballet Central

Bradley Walsh

Ballet Central is proud to bring their 25th anniversary tour to The Hawth, offering a varied programme of ballet, contemporary and jazz from some of the world’s leading choreographers.

One of Britain ’s most versatile and popular entertainers with an evening of laughter and fun.

The repertoire includes David Nixon’s Song to St Andrew and Christopher Bruce’s Shift. Kit Holder, Louise Bennett and past graduate Christopher Marney are creating new pieces for this tour and Michael Pink’s dramatic narrative piece I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire and Phillip Aiden’s Let Yourself Go complete an exciting programme.

Bradley is well known for his portrayal of Danny Baldwin in Coronation Street and for his role in Law & Order UK.

Ballet Central is the performing company of Central School of Ballet, comprised of the School’s final year graduate students.

In this fantastic show Bradley will be cutting loose with his own brand of stand-up comedy.

Note: Final repertoire will be confirmed on the day of the performance.

Packed to the brim with toe-tapping tunes, wit and verve, the opera is performed by eight multi-talented singers/actors from a company established as one of the leading exponents of operetta and comic music-theatre.

‘No small scale opera company glitters more gloriously’ Evening Standard

Tickets: £18 (discounts: £15)


Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12)

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‘earns the right to be noticed and commended; not only by theatre critics but by politicians HHHHH’ What’s On Stage

Thur 17 June

Fri 18 June

8pm • Theatre

8.15pm • Studio


Eric’s Tales Of The Sea

A tribute to Bob Marley

Winner of the Three Weeks Editor’s Award 2009

Nine-piece band Zion brings you a phenomenal tribute to Bob Marley, capturing all the great man’s power and energy and re-living his memorable hits including I Shot the Sheriff, No Woman, No Cry, Exodus, Could You be Loved, Jammin’, Redemption Song, One Love and more.

Former submariner Eric has taken the Edinburgh Fringe by storm for the last two years. Now, he brings his acclaimed one-man show to Crawley. With the aid of astonishing visuals, Eric gives you an insider’s view of the mysterious world beneath the waves in a nuclear submarine, and transports you to an underwater existence where edgy camaraderie, black humour, death and destruction are the closest of bedfellows!

‘a store of charm as deep as the ocean itself, and some of the best stories you’ll hear this year’

Thur 17 June 7.45pm • Studio Chickenshed Theatre Company

Crime of the Century

The Guardian

‘I shanked him. D’ya hear what I’m saying? I shanked him’. Chickenshed’s explosive dance theatre turns its attention to knife crime amongst young people. Crime of the Century uses words, movement and projection, alongside a contemporary score of hip hop and dance music, to pack a frightening punch. Chickenshed have produced a piece of theatre that could be used as a positive tool in the fight against knife crime. Based on interviews with victims, perpetrators, families, surgeons, police officers and ex-offenders, the resulting critically-acclaimed show is a must-see production. Suitable for ages 11 plus. Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11). Schools: £8


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Fri 18 June

Sat 19 June

Wed 23 June

Thur 24 June

7.30pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Studio

7pm • Amphitheatre

Colin Fry Free Spirit Tour

40th Birthday Concert

Two In Concert

Quantum Theatre

A welcome return for blind jazz pianist Derek Paravicina and savant pianist and cellist Nick Shaw.

Suitable for children aged 6 plus

Don’t miss one of the most celebrated psychic mediums as he delivers messages of love and comfort. Be stunned by his breathtaking accuracy and compassion in an evening of intimate communication. Evenings of mediumship are not scientifically proven and are presented for entertainment purposes only. Hire – A Touchstone promotion

The Weald Choir of Crawley Orff – Carmina Burana Possibly the most popular choral work of the 20th century has been chosen by the choir to celebrate their anniversary. The music tells of life and death set against the turning wheel of fortune. Also being performed are Constant Lambert’s Rio Grande and Darius Milhaud’s suite for two pianos, Scaramouche.

Two extraordinary musicians whose amazing musical talents have taken them to concert halls all over the world. In aid of Brambles Respite Care Centre, Horley which supports MS sufferers and their carers. A Crawley Festival event HIRE – A Brambles event

The choir is accompanied by the John Rockcliffe percussion group and pianists Adrian Bawtree and Andrew Saunders.

psychic medium


A fun, magical couple of hours in the Hawth’s wooded amphitheatre with humour and live music to delight and entertain. See any two of the five outdoor shows in Crawley for £8 each or three or more for just £7 each.

HIRE – A Weald Choir event

Tickets: £14, Over 60: £10, Child: £6

From misty marshes to the dusty, dirty streets of London; a new adaptation of Dickens’s most enduringly popular novel promising high comedy and dark drama.

Other productions: James & the Giant Peach (3 June), Romeo & Juliet (6 July), Pride and Prejudice (20 July) and Robin Hood (21 August).

Tickets: £26.50 (discounts: £24)

Great Expectations

Tickets: £9 (discounts: £8)


Tickets: £11 (discounts: £8.50). Family of four: £30


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Fri 25 June

Sat 26 June

8pm • Amphitheatre

8pm • Theatre

11am • Studio

The Blues Amp

Adrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds

ajtc theatre company

To get you in the Folk Festival spirit, a night of the best blues music in the open-air Amphitheatre!

plus support


Appearing on the bill will be Rag Mama Rag, one of Europe’s finest Country blues acts, harmonica player Ian Briggs & The Supervampers and rounding off with the stunning vocals of Nicky Moore & The Blues Corporation.

The comic turned punk folk rocker and his band were one of the highlights of last year’s festival playing folk versions of punk and rock classics by the Pistols, Clash and more. Fantastic fun! Supported by the ‘Superb and inspiring’ (Mail On Sunday) Changing Horses and passionate live performer Rob Halligan.

‘not just the hit of this festival, but probably every other festival this summer’ fRoots

by Mike Kenny Suitable for children aged 5 - 8 years A furrowed field. The end of winter. The distant cawing of crows. A couple of farm workers turn a bundle of sticks and some old clothes into a scarecrow and so begins a story of a lonely scarecrow and a bunch of noisy crows who start out as enemies but eventually develop a grudging friendship. Scarecrow is the creation of internationally-renowned awardwinning children’s theatre writer Mike Kenny and director Rosamunde Hutt. in association with The Unicorn Theatre, London

Tickets: £12.50 (discounts: £10) Special price for Folk Festival weekend ticket holders: £7.50 if purchased the same time


Tickets: £16.50 (discounts: £13.50). Special price for Folk Festival weekend ticket holders: £10 if purchased the same time


Tickets: £6.50. Family of four: £24 Special price for Folk Festival weekend ticket holders: £4 if purchased at the same time


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Fri 25 – Sun 27 June Foyer, Theatre, Grounds

Following last year’s record-breaking success, the 2010 Crawley Folk Festival is back, offering three days of family friendly entertainment with more than 30 bands playing over five stages! Saturday includes music from 2010 BBC Folk Award winner Martin Simpson, acoustic blues guitarist Steven Finn and The Jemima Price Band. On Sunday, the newly crowned Folk Singer of the year, John Boden with The Remnant Kings will be headlining the main stage, whilst celebrated whistle and flute player Brian Finnegan and Geoff Achison & The Souldiggers will be taking to the Amphitheatre. You can also soak up the sun and sounds whilst enjoying the

usual range of goodies on offer, including free workshops, craft stalls, demonstrations in Morris and traditional folk dance and the big news is the selection of beers available in the Beer Tent has DOUBLED this year! All this plus free performances from Ian Briggs, Jess Morgan, The Flying Toads and more in the free Foyer and Beer Tent Stages across the weekend. Don’t forget if you really want to get into the festival mood, we also have great on site camping facilities for just £10 and as always under 12s go free so why not bring the family!

Weekend Festival Ticket (Access to all stages Saturday and Sunday) £37.50 (discounts: £32.50) Saturday Day & Evening Ticket (Access to all stages on Sat) £25 (discounts: £20) Saturday Day (Access to all stages from 10.30am – 8.15pm) £15 (discounts: £10)       Saturday Evening (Access to all stages from 8pm – 11pm)  £15 (discounts: £10)      

For a full line-up and latest news about the fest go to www.myspace. com/crawleyfolkfestival


Sunday Tickets (Access to all stages Sunday) £15 (discounts: £10)       Camping Ticket – per tent/caravan/ mobile: £10     Weekend and Day tickets increase by £2.50 after Sunday 9 May Access to all workshops, foyer stage, beer tent, beer tent stage, dance stage and Folk Festival market is free

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‘one of the must-see events in the folk calendar’ BBC

Sat 3 & Sun 4 July

Tue 6 July

Sat 7pm, Sun 11am & 3pm • Theatre

7pm • Amphitheatre

Louise Ryrie School

Romeo & Juliet

Poetry In Motion

Suitable for all ages

The Louise Ryrie School sets the wheels in motion for another quality show featuring classical and contemporary numbers inspired by poetry.

Shakespeare’s explosive swashbuckling romance - which is also extremely funny!

The show demonstrates the diversity and range of one of Crawley’s largest schools which trains over 300 pupils in ballet, modern, tap and pilates. HIRE – A Louise Ryrie event


Illyria’s production of this Shakespeare favourite is passionate, poetic and utterly gripping. Illyria is the only UK open-air touring company to have won no less than four international awards. See any two of the five outdoor shows in Crawley for £8 or three or more for just £7 each. Other productions: James & the Giant Peach (3 June), Great Expectations (24 June), Pride and Prejudice (20 July) and Robin Hood (21 August).

Tickets: Sat 7pm & Sun 3pm: £14 (discounts: £11), Sun 11am: £11


Tickets: £11 (discounts: £8.50). Family of four: £30


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Tue 6 & Wed 7 July

Fri 9 July

Sat 10 July

8pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

11am • Studio

For Those About To Rock

Tall Stories

Pop Star! The Musical Written by Dave Simpson (Girls Night Out), a feel-good comedy musical taking a hilarious look at the phenomena of talent shows. An amazing cast perform hits from the last three decades and reveal the true stories, heartbreaks and joys behind the scenes! Can Ellie (Hollyoak’s Ciara Janson) win Cal’s (Blue’s Antony Costa) heart? Can Ray (EastEnder’s John Altman) ever put his tragic past behind him? Can Gina (Hollyoak’s Sarah Jane Buckley) come clean about her love child? Are there no limits to what Harriet will do to win this competition?

‘irresistibly charming’ The Times (The Gruffalo)

Twinkle Twonkle

with Live/Wire AC/DC and Limehouse Lizzy Songs from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson AC/DC eras with two very individual singers in the same explosive performance - complete with cannons! All the classics with nothing held back - it’s a full-on show from the start! Limehouse Lizzy is the UK’s most hard working and best loved Thin Lizzy tribute band. Expect the cream of Lizzy’s live tracks and classic album songs.

A rollercoaster ride, showing you the highs and lows of life in the spotlight that has left audiences all over the UK laughing, crying and screaming for more!

Suitable for children aged 4 plus Stella loves the stars. One night her little brother Ryan extends the telescope all the way to the stars and they both start climbing. There’s Pegasus the flying horse, there’s a cow jumping over the moon and the Great Bear and the Little Bear have been joined by a medium-sized bear… Tall Stories, the company that brought you The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom, presents its latest show full of songs and silliness to lift you up, up and away.

Tickets: £19.50 (discounts: £17.50)


Tickets: £16

Tickets: £6.50. Family of four: £24



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Sat 10 July

Sun 11 July

Wed 14 July

Sat 17 & Sun 18 July

6pm • Marquee

11.45am – 3pm • Spotlight

7.30pm • Theatre

10th Blues Under The Sky

Jazz Lunch

Ariel Drama Plus Showcase

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

This annual concert celebrates its 10th anniversary with an unbeatable line-up of blistering blues! Over the years this open-air blues bash has attracted the best blues purveyors around. This year features dynamic American roots duo Barber & Taylor, electric blues band The Elevators and Smokestack – performing original tracks with jazz and Latin influences. As usual you can enjoy a delicious BBQ meal as you listen. The menu includes beef burger, pork steak in Cajun glaze and lime & coriander chicken breast served with hot jacket potato and salad, rounded off with a cake or pastry.

Tickets: £16.50 (£18.50 on the door) or £24.50 including BBQ (£27.50 on the door)


Karen Lane & Paul Malsom An afternoon of great music and food! Australian vocalist Karen Lane (one of Michael Parkinson’s favourite singers) and guitarist Paul Malsom perform a soothing session of Brazilianinfluenced jazz. To accompany the music, enjoy a traditional roast with a choice of meats followed by a dessert of your choice. Fish and vegetarian options available. Please book in advance.

Ariel Drama Plus present a selection of Burgess Hill branch students’ work in an evening of song and dance and drama. Ariel Company Theatre is one of the key theatrical companies in the mid Sussex area, offering exceptional theatrical training for young people. Established in 1991, Ariel is an awardwinning, highly acclaimed theatre company creating modern musicals, concerts and plays. Hire – An Ariel (amateur) event

Tickets: £17

Tickets: £10 (discounts: £8)



Drusilla Duffill Theatre School

Dance Among the Stars Following the sell out performances in 2007, over 300 pupils aged 3 - 20 return with their spellbinding, spectacular new production. A journey of discovery through dance and song in a fantasy story about a child who wants to do the impossible - to fly and dance amongst the stars. An exciting and entertaining evening from aspiring young dancers. HIRE – A Duffill School event www.drusilladuffilltheatreschool.

Tickets: £15 (child: £11)


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Tue 20 July

Wed 21 – Fri 23 July

Mon 26 – Fri 30 July

7pm • Amphitheatre

7pm • Theatre

10am – 4pm • Studio


Stages Performing Arts

Pride & Prejudice


Drama Summer School

Illyria’s production of Jane Austen’s sparkling comedy has attracted sellout audiences for the last four years.

Starbound with success, the talent from Stages Performing Arts promises a musical extravaganza for all the family.

In a social whirlwind of balls, dinners and very eligible officers, Lizzie Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy stand alone as the only sane people - and they hate each other! Or do they?

Featuring a wealth of local dancers from Britain’s Got Talent and The Hawth’s pantomime Cinderella. HIRE – A Stages event

Bring a picnic and have a ball as the irrepressible Illyria sharpen their claws to bring you Austen at her vibrant, pacy, bitchy best!

A fun week-long intensive drama course for 8 to 13 year olds; full of games, theatre skills, team building, improvisation and great fun, culminating in a performance on Friday afternoon for friends and family. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink and wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. A Crawley Community Arts event

Fri 30 July – Sun 1 August Hawth Grounds

Crawley International Mela It’s back and better than ever with more free family fun! Music and dance from all over the world including Africa, Asia and beyond. All this 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.

See any two of the five outdoor shows in Crawley for £8 each or three or more for just £7 each. Other productions: James & the Giant Peach (3 June), Great Expectations (24 June), Romeo & Juliet (6 July), and Robin Hood (21 August).

Tickets: £11 (discounts: £8.50). Family of four: £30


Tickets: £13

Tickets: £85 (ES40: £65)



Admission: Free



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Tue 11 May 8pm • Theatre

Alice In Wonderland 2010 108 mins (PG) Starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Stephen Fry Tim Burton directs this new fantasy adventure – an extension of Lewis Carroll’s original stories. A 19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror.

All tickets: £6 (discounts: £5.50)

Wed 12 May

Fri 14 May

8pm • Theatre

8pm • Theatre

The Last Station

Green Zone

2010 112 mins (15)

2010 114 mins (15)

Starring Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, James McAvoy, Paul Giamatti, Anne-Marie Duff

Starring Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Jason Isaacs, Brendan Glesson

In 1910, famed novelist Leo Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer) and his wife Sofya (Helen Mirren) vehemently disagree over the rights to his literary legacy. He becomes torn between his professed doctrine of poverty and chastity and the reality of his enormous wealth, his thirteen children and a life of hedonism.

Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass team up again after the Bourne films for this electrifying thriller exploring the aftermath of the Iraq invasion.

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Box Office 01293 553636

Sun 9 May

Fri 21 May

10am – 6pm • Studio, Spotlight, Foyers

11am – 9pm • Studio

Psychic, Crafts and Holistic Show Over 70 stalls including therapists, healers, psychics, readers, fitness, charities, health, crafts, gifts, crystals and many other products. Also workshops, free talks and mediumship demonstrations at one of the largest and best shows in the South. Every show has many new stalls as well as your old favourites. Admission: £5 (discounts: £4). Accompanied children free Special offers at Further details: Andy 01903 751106.

Open University in partnership with Community Arts

Openings at The Hawth To celebrate Adult Learners Week the OU and The Hawth have got together to offer free activities and study workshops for anyone to enjoy and participate in. During the day there will also be opportunities to have informal discussions about OU courses and a range of taster workshops will be on offer from 11.30am and 2pm: from Creative Writing, Drama, Science and Languages through to 20 week courses in everything from Law to Health and Social Care.

Hire - A Freedom Festivals promotion

Whatever your background or interests, there’s almost certainly a course for you.

Wed 12 May

At 6pm there will be a free theatre performance in the Hawth Studio.

7.30pm • Studio IET Sussex presents

Controlling the Economy Paul Sampter (Council of Mortgage Lenders) Mortgage lending is one of the prime drivers controlling the economy. Paul Sampter from the Council of Mortgage Lenders has the inside track on what is going on in this area. Refreshments from 6.45pm. Admission free however registration is required, online at www.theiet. org/sussex - click events in left hand menu. For those without internet access please call Derek Wright on 01342 713641.

To reserve a place for a workshop and the performance contact the box office on 01293 553636 The daytime activities will be available again on Sun 20 June from 11am – 6pm.

Thu 3 June

Sat 3 July

6.30pm • Worth Park Gardens

from 12noon – 5pm • Memorial Gardens, Crawley Town Centre


James & The Giant Peach By Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood Suitable for children aged 5 plus A treat for half term as Illyria brings the world’s most popular children’s author to the open-air stage. Join James on his very special adventure as he befriends some very peculiar insects and breaks free from the clutches of his terrible aunts. The show captures all the fun and excitement of Roald Dahl’s classic, and includes plenty of opportunities for participation! Tickets: £11 (discounts: £8.50). Family of four: £30 See any two of the five outdoor shows in Crawley for £8 each or three or more for just £7 each. Other productions: Great Expectations (24 June), Romeo & Juliet (6 July), Pride and Prejudice (20 July) and Robin Hood (21 August).

Mainstage A free family day out featuring some of the town’s finest talent in an exciting afternoon of music, dance, street theatre and workshops. Free workshops include dance, music, arts and craft and animation and there’s a cultural kitchen where you can learn more about the different nationalities living in Crawley and some mouth-watering traditional recipes. Admission: Free A Crawley Festival event

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

Mon 15 – Sat 27 March

Norman Starley

Norman started painting in the 1970s and his interests have since expanded into art, photography and digital manipulation.

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Mon 29 March – Fri 9 April

Sun 11 – Sat 24 April

Mon 26 April – Sat 8 May

True Colours

Sarah Gauntlett

Laura Morgan

Promoting Health and Well-being

Sarah is a Sussex-based artist whose vibrant abstract landscapes are a visual expression of a passion for colour. Her works, mostly in acrylic, take inspiration from many sources and reflect and celebrate the rich and layered textures of the Sussex countryside.

Always intrigued by the unexpected, Laura is exhibiting abstract paintings, digital art and photography. All proceeds from her images of the Masai of Longido will be donated to Testigo Africa, a charity financing a water supply to the village.

This vibrant exhibition is a showcase of art created by Crawley Community. It is an opportunity for artists, otherwise marginalised, to express their creativity. Organised by West Sussex County Council, Maidenbower Day Centre and Crawley Neighbourhood Network

Mon 10 – Sat 22 May

Sun 6 – Fri 18 June

Mon 5 – Thur 8 July

Mon 12 – Sat 17 July

Rosalyn McGlone

Trudie Munn

Holy Trinity School


An exhibition of contemporary textile artworks in the form of rugs and wall hangings created from a variety of contrasting, tactile and colourful fabrics. Also on display is a collection of beautiful photographic images taken in Sussex and around the world.

An exhibition showing an exciting range of work from a Sussex artist whose paintings have sold worldwide. Trudie’s paintings include scenes city life, as well as beautiful seascapes and moody skies.

The annual exhibition by the school of the best senior art work from the last year. The exhibition includes predominantly fine art paintings and some sculptures from the upper school’s talented students.

An exhibition of works by members of the Bloomin’Arts group in East Surrey which offers adults with learning difficulties opportunities in performing arts and crafts.

To find out more see


Box Office 01293 553636

Thur 5 August

Sat 21 August

Wed 29 September

Wed 10 November

8pm • Theatre

6pm • Goffs Park

8pm • Theatre

7.45pm • Studio

One Night Of Queen

Cambridge Touring Theatre

Tango Pasión – Último Tango

Trespass stopGAP

Celebrating 10 successful years, One Night of Queen continues to rock sellout audiences worldwide, from the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park to extensive tours of the USA. A stunning live concert featuring all the Queen classics.

‘Fantastic!’ Sir Terry Wogan

Robin Hood Suitable for children aged 3 plus A hilarious musical romp through the world of Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, the Sheriff of Nottingham and Maid Marian. See any two of the five outdoor shows in Crawley for £8 each or three or more for just £7 each. Other productions: James & the Giant Peach (3 June), Great Expectations (24 June), Romeo & Juliet (6 July) and Pride and Prejudice (20 July).

A brand-new live spectacle, combining virtuosity with sensuality - which has since taken the international stage by storm, enthralling audiences with its charm and zeal.

A double-bill by two internationally renowned male choreographers. Thomas Noone’s Within uses forceful dance and frenzied human contact to create a journey into an imaginary fiery female world.

Experience the energy, zest and fervor of pure Argentinean Tango, music and song in this magnificent, captivating performance, presented by 12 of Buenos Aires finest Tango dancers, and accompanied seven-piece, live orchestra and singer.

Lord of the Rings Musical choreographer Rob Tannion takes us on a journey to Asia, influenced by samurai ethics of honour.

Tickets: £22 (discounts: £21)

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11). Schools: £8

StopGAP is a contemporary dance company made up of five professional dancers with and without disabilities.

‘has families rolling around their picnic mats with laughter’ The Guardian

Tickets £19.50 (discounts: £17.50)


Tickets: £11 (discounts: £8.50). Family of four: £30





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Fri 10 December – Sun 2 January

BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood hot-foots it to The Hawth this Christmas. With his reputation for being the harshest of the judges, Crawley audiences will have their opportunity to boo Craig as he takes to the stage in the role of one of pantomime’s ultimate villains, the Wicked Queen! An abundance of comedy, stunning sets and sensational costumes all add up to make this year’s pantomime FAB-U-LOUS!

32 community arts AND workshops Crawley Community Arts team co-ordinate a diverse range of weekly workshops. For more details contact 01293 438152 or email

Crawley Community Arts Team is based at the Hawth and works to stimulate and encourage participation, performance and attendance in all art forms.



Theatre Company Course Monday

Age range




Southgate Community Centre


Adult Drama

7.30pm to 9.30pm

Hot Taps

Tuesday 1.30pm to 4.30pm

All ages

Furnace Green Community Centre

£3.50 (£3.00)

Tap Dancing

12 Bar Music

Current projects include:

Tuesday 7.30pm to 9.30pm

All ages

Northgate Community Centre

£3.50 (£3.00)

Road To Crawley an oral history project in its second year

Footloose Dance Group Dance for learning disabled

Wednesday 5.15pm to 6.30pm


Manor Green Primary School


Spice of Life Singalong sessions

Thursday 2pm to 4pm


Northgate Community Centre


Drama Crawley Youth Theatre

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

Dormans Youth Arts Centre Gossops Green


Drama Kids ‘n’ Co

Saturday 10am to 11am

5 to 7 years

Broadfield Community Centre



Saturday 11am to 12.30pm

8 to 13 years

Broadfield Community Centre


Friday 2pm to 4pm

All ages

Northgate Community Centre


Thursday 7.30pm to 9.30pm


Broadfield Community Centre


Parkour workshops at newly opened training area Pitchy Breath Theatre community based theatre company ViYC young people’s steering group Making A Mark (Bewbush) neighbourhood public art project

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


Line Dancing

Circus Skills Circuswurx

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Tue 4 May

Sat 15 May

Crawley History Day

7pm – 9pm

Comedy Scriptwriting Course

Talks and a guided walk. Please contact Crawley Library for details.

Six week course Ever dreamt of writing the next big sitcom or sketch show? Professional screenwriter Paul Milham guides you through the techniques of bringing your characters to life, developing narrative and, of course, selling your material. In a fun and supportive environment, this course is open to anyone with a creative flair and a sense of humour.

‘a great course to help people understand the industry…’ Tickets: £80 for six week course from Hawth box office

Sat 15 May 7pm – 9pm

Sat 1 – Sat 29 May 9am – 5pm (closed Tuesday Mornings)

Roger Bastable’s Crawley: New Town Photographs 1940s to 1970s Over 300 photographs of the town and its people from the magnificent Roger Bastable Collection bequeathed to the town’s library in 2007. More photos of Crawley 1940s to 1970s are needed for the library collection particularly of Bewbush. Staff will be at the exhibition every Saturday and Wednesday to scan your photographs. For details contact Martin Hayes on 01903 704811. Admission: Free

Fang Club Twilight Evening for 11 – 16 year olds Spend the twilight hours celebrating Stephanie Meyer’s brilliant series and all things vampire from Darren Shan to Dracula. Try vampire make-overs, badge-making and competitions including the chance to win Twilight goodies! Free-sign up at enquiry desk. Limited numbers.

Tue 8 June

Wed 23 June 3pm

Afternoon Tea with Jack Sheffield Meet Jack Sheffield author of the much loved Teacher series of books as he introduces his latest book – Village Teacher. Enjoy the funny and heartwarming anecdotes from Jack’s teaching days – he will make you laugh and maybe even spill your tea! Tickets: £3

Sat 17 July 10am – 4pm

Space Hop Launch Day This year’s summer reading challenge begins! Various events throughout the day for the whole family to join in. No need to book, just come along. Admission: Free


How to Build a Great Business in Tough Times: The King of Shaves Story Will King, award winning entrepreneur, tells of his journey from redundant salesman to CEO of a multi-million pound business. Hear his story and find out how to follow your business dream even when the odds are stacked against you. Tickets: £3

Tickets or places are available through Crawley Library only

34 booking and access information Booking In Person The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6YZ Monday – Saturday from 10am – 8.15pm (open Sundays one hour prior to performance). By Phone 01293 553636 Online (£1.50 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 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. Discounts Although discounts apply in most cases, external promoters may on occasion exclude certain categories. Only one discount may be claimed per ticket Children under 16 years old Over 60 Students people over 16 years in full time education

Unemployed/ES40 holders or people in receipt of income support, working tax credit or housing benefit Groups of 10 or more Hawth Friends please show your cards or quote membership number when booking

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 charge for this service.

Gift Vouchers Hawth Theatre Gift Vouchers are available from the box office 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). Family: £20. Now available online at

Free Mailing List/Email Alerts Keep in touch with what’s on at The Hawth by joining the mailing list at box office or via email alerts by clicking the link at

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 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. An evening bus service links both stations to The Hawth dropping passengers off immediately outside. By Bus Metrobus run a daily evening service to The Hawth. Buses 4 and 5 link The Hawth to Crawley and Three Bridges train stations, the town centre, Langley Green, County Oak and Pound Hill. The service has been designed around performance start and ending times. For a full timetable information visit

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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: Website:

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

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.


Do you want to connect with a specific audience? Sponsoring The

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

Brochure design by: Brightsky Design Tel: 01737 735049 Printed by: The Westdale Press Limited Tel: 029 2066 2600

Thanks to our sponsors

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

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 For weddings, parties and social events please contact: Wendy Fowler on 01293 438155 or

Calendar Summer 2010 MAY


Box Office 01293 553636 Book Online

James & The Giant Peach WPG Venison Finding Alice El Moreno Barnstormers Comedy Club Trudie Munn Exhibition F Leonid Gorokhov and Caroline Palmer Crime of the Century

June 3 4 5 5 6 6 – 18 12 17

Eric’s Tales Of The Sea Openings At The Hawth Two In Concert Great Expectations A Blues Amp A Scarecrow Crawley Folk Festival M, F, G, A

July Crawley Festival Mainstage MG Holy Trinity School Exhibition F Romeo & Juliet A Twinkle Twonkle 10th Blues Under The Sky M Jazz Lunch: Karen Lane & Paul Malsom S Bloomin’ Arts Exhibition F Pride & Prejudice A Drama Summer School Crawley International Mela G

18 20 23 24 25 26 25 – 27

Laura Morgan Exhibition F Barnstormers Comedy Club Ramchand Pakistani Wheeler Street How The Koala Learnt To Hug Mike Christie’s Showstoppers Psychic, Crafts & Holistic Show F Khudha Ka Liye Rosalyn McGlone Exhibition F IET Lecture: Controlling the Economy Hardeep Singh Kohli Signs of a Star Shaped Diva Los Endos Openings At The Hawth Georgia Mancio The Majo Who Stole Happiness! To Break A Man Jazz Lunch: Hot Club Trio S

THeatre Pascal Rogé Eric Bibb That’ll Be The Day Real Diamond Alice in Wonderland (PG) The Last Station (15) Solid Silver ‘60s Green Zone (15) One Night with Elvis Peppa Pig’s Party Brendan Cole Live and Unjudged

Jesus Christ Superstar Glenn Miller Orchestra UK Strictly Tap Dance Fever Alvin Stardust The Proclaimers Curtain Call HMS Pinafore Ballet Central Bradley Walsh Zion: A Tribute to Bob Marley Colin Fry The Weald Choir of Crawley Adrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds

Louise Ryrie School Pop Star! The Musical For Those About To Rock Ariel Drama Plus Showcase Dance Among the Stars Stages Performing Arts

26 April – 8 2 4 7 8 8 9 10 10 – 22 12 13 14 15 21 22 25 27 30

May 2 4 6 8 11 12 13 14 20 22 & 23 24 & 25

June 1 – 5 6 7 9 10 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 25

July 3 & 4 6 & 7 9 14 17 & 18 21 – 23

3 5 – 8 6 10 10 11 12 – 17 20 26 – 30 30 – 1 Aug

A - amphitheatre, F – Foyer, G - GRounds, M - Marquee, mg - memorial gardens, wpg - worth park gardens, S - Spotlight

The Hawth Summer 2010  
The Hawth Summer 2010  

Theatre programme for the new season at The Hawth in Crawley Sussex.