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aug2012 - jan2013 EVENTS GUIDE


www.jerseyoperahouse.co.uk BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115

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greetings with our season It seems far too early to be thinking about Christmas – especially as summer has only just decided to make an appearance – but our packed show schedule goes right up until the festive period with two stunning productions by the Russian State Ballet in December to get you in the Christmas spirit! This season sees the launch of the studio space for our small scale professional touring shows, Spitfire Solo, War Donkey and Monkey Poet, plus our Children’s Drama Classes on Saturday mornings. In conjunction with Jersey playwrights, we present Plays Rough – a great evening of local plays performed by local actors. If you are interested in hiring the studio for a one-off or regular event please contact me on (01534) 511 110. Comedy as ever is proving a massive hit with islanders. Kevin Bridges sold out in record time in July, Alan Davies has also already sold out for September with Stewart Francis and Rhod Gilbert not far behind. Watch out for Pam Ann next February as last time she was here many were left disappointed when the show sold out.

Our Metropolitan Opera and National Theatre Live Screenings are starting again in September and in August we have an exclusive film preview of The Imposter. For music fans we have Albert Lee, Anne Nolan and tributes Hats Off to Led Zeppelin and Magic A Kind Of Queen. In celebration of the Jersey International Air Display we welcome the Glenn Miller Orchestra which is complemented by a photographic exhibition in OH! Cafébar of previous air displays. We regularly add to our season schedule so please keep up-to-date by checking what’s on our website and social media pages. In fact better still, become a Friend of JOH for just £35 and you will be the first in the know with the added advantage of priority show booking (more details on p42). Support your theatre this season. Jasmine Hendry Theatre Director



Dragons & Chameleons These are the names for our two Children’s Drama Classes which start on Saturday mornings from September. Classes will be taken by Drama Teacher Sarah Harris and will be from 10:00-11:00 for the Dragons (5-7 year olds) and 11:30-12:30 for the Chameleons (8-10 year olds). The ten week term costs £75 and places are booking up fast. To sign up email admin@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk

Culture with Your Cuppa The gallery space at OH! Cafébar has become as popular as the food with local exhibitions booked in until the end of January 2013. Works are in situ for a minimum of one month. Over the coming season customers will enjoy exhibitions from the following local artists: Ian Le Sueur 31st Aug – 4th Oct Nikki Baudains 5th Oct – 1st Nov Deputy Rod Bryans 2nd Nov – 6th Dec Kevin Brace 7th Dec – 6th Jan To find out more about exhibitions at OH! Cafébar email marketing@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk

a creative space Music gigs, Zumba, dance classes, private functions and small scale performances are just some of the things that our new studio has been hired for so far. Fully accessible, with sprung wooden flooring, a mirrored wall and black box drapes, it’s a versatile space available for all Jersey communities to hire. What do you fancy using it for? For rates and more information, contact admin@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk BOX OFFICE 01534 511115





Sun 19 Tue 21 Wed 22



The Imposter Tippi Hedren in Conversation La Traviata on Sydney Harbour

Heaven 17 Fri 24 & Sat 25 Spearpoint New Plays Project (In the Studio) Aug 28 - Sep 1


Jesus Christ Superstar (A)

Aug 30 - Sep 8



Stephanie Manns Studio Session NT Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Sat 8 Tues 11


Glenn Miller Orchestra

Thu 13 & Fri 14


Spitfire Solo Alan Davies

Thu 13 & Fri 14 Sat 15


Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships

Sun 16


Albert Lee

Sat 22


Plays Rough (In the Studio)

Tues 25



Stewart Francis

Fri 5


War Donkey (In the Studio)

Sat 6


Musical Olympics

Sat 6


NT Live: The Last of the Haussmans Met Opera: Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore

Thu 11 Tue 16


Hats Off to Led Zeppelin

Sat 20


Anne Nolan

Sat 27


Met Opera: Verdi’s Otello Plays Rough (In the Studio)

Sun 28 Tue 30


Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE.

Wed 31




NT Live: Timon of Athens

Thu 1


Fascinating Aïda

Sat 3



Nov 6 - Dec 1


Met Opera: Adès’ The Tempest

Sun 11


Monkey Poet (In the Studio)

Sat 17


Plays Rough (In the Studio)

Tue 27



Christmas Crooners

Sun 2


Met Opera: Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito Mon 3


Rhod Gilbert

Tue 4 & Wed 5


Magic A Kind of Queen

Sat 8


Met Opera: Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera Sun 9


Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake


Russian State Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

Fri 14 & Sat 15


JGRC Christmas Panto: Aladdin (A)

Dec 20 - Jan 6

Tue 11 & Wed 12



Sun 13 Tue 15 Sat 19

Met Opera: Verdi’s Aida Met Opera: Berlioz’s Les Troyens Met Opera: Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda



Pam Ann

Fri 22 & Sat 23


How to Book


Seating Plan


How to Find Us




Application Form

All information correct at time of going to print

(A) = Amateur Production

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sun 19, tue 21 & wed 22 sun 19 aug

“A M E s M E R I s I N g , PAt h - b R E A k I N g

the imposter

tour de force” HHHHH thE tELEgRAPh


Exclusive preview SCREENING







A F I l M bY b A RT l AY T O N

A gripping thriller, The Imposter is an original film experience mixing true-crime documentary and stylish noir mystery. The twisting tale begins with the unsettling disappearance of Nicholas Barclay, a 13 year old Texas boy who vanishes without a trace. Three and half years later he is found, thousands of miles from home, after surviving a mind-boggling kidnap ordeal. Live Satellite Q&A with Director Bart Layton & host Jon Ronson. “A powerful film about lies and deception” The Guardian

tue 21 aug

Tippi Hedren in Conversation Encore Screening

Tickets £12.50 Concessions: £11 Performance Time 8pm

wed 22 aug

La Traviata on Sydney harbour Screening

A highlight of the Opera Australia series, Verdi’s La Traviata is performed on a purpose-built, shimmering stage on the waters of Sydney Harbour. The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House provide a magnificent backdrop to this unique production, complete with fireworks – a glittering affair, perfectly suited to the silver screen. 6



Tickets £12.50 Concessions: £11 Performance Time 3pm

tHe GreAteSt MYSterY IN tHe dISAPPeArANce of NIcHoLAS BArcLAY BeGAN tHe dAY He cAMe HoMe

In a season of celebration and exploration of The Genius Of Hitchcock, true ‘Hitchcock Blonde’ Tippi Hedren discusses her film career and memories of Hitch while filming The Birds (for which she won a Golden Globe) and Marnie.



Tickets £15 Concessions: £12.50 Performance Time 8pm


aug 24 - sep 1 fri 24 & sat 25 aug


Don’t miss this exclusive concert by Heaven 17, one of the most successful and influential bands of the 1980s. Original band members Glenn Gregory and Martyn Ware perform all their hits including ‘We Don’t Need This Fascist Groove Thang’, ‘Penthouse and Pavement’, ‘Let Me Go’, ‘Come Live With Me’ and the seminal ‘Temptation’. www.heaven17.com

Tickets Stalls: £30 Dress: £35 Upper: £25 Performance Time 8pm

tue 28 aug - sat 1 sep

Spearpoint New Plays Project Rehearsed Readings Jersey Arts Trust

In association with Spearpoint Limited, Jersey Arts Trust has invited two guest directors and dramaturg Jack Bradley to work with a selection of Jersey’s promising playwrights and actors to perform five selected plays Tickets (one play per £5 night) from this Performance Time year’s competition. 8pm BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115



aug 30 - sep 8

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR An Amateur production by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd. This Summer TimpanAli Productions presents the first mega-hit musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice – Jesus Christ Superstar. Follow the last seven days of Jesus’ life and experience the highs and lows as he travels to Jerusalem with his disciples and on to his Crucifixion. Includes hits such as I Don’t Know How to Love Him, Gethsemane and Superstar.

Jesus Christ Supers ar Tickets Opening Night: £15 All other shows: £19 Concessions: £17 Matinée Family Ticket: £55 (2 adult 2 children, 1 adult 3 children) No performance – Sun 2 September Performance Time 8pm 2:30pm Sat Matinée 8



sat 8 & tue 11 sat 8 sep

STEPHANIE MANNs STUDIO SESSION Stephanie Manns started her official musical career by supporting Blues legend Joan Armatrading at Jersey Opera House. Since then she has supported Brit Award winner Emeli Sandé, Ultravox’s Midge Ure and her song-writing hero Jill Jackson. Deftly employing her ukulele, Stephanie is launching her

Tickets £10 Performance Time 8pm new EP Sweethearts and Angels in the JOH studio supported by her band. www.youtube.com/user/stephaniemanns facebook.com/stephaniemannsmusic Twitter - @stephaniemanns

tue 11 sep


Mark Haddon’s multi-award-winning novel is imaginatively adapted into a stage play by Simon Stephens. 15 year old Christopher stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog, Wellington, which has been speared with a garden fork. It is seven minutes after midnight; Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact to solve the mystery. He has an extraordinary brain but is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He detests being touched, distrusts strangers and has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road. However, his detective work turns his world upside-down. www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ntlive

Tickets Adults: £12.50 Concessions: £11 Performance Time 7pm

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thu 13 & fri 14

thu 13, fri 14 & SAT 15

Glenn Miller OrchEstra www.glennmillerorchestra.co.uk Ray McVay leads the official Glenn Miller Orchestra through a wonderful evening of Big Band Memories. Catherine Sykes and Colin Anthony on vocals get together with the Moonlight Serenaders and the Uptown Hall Gang to relive the spirit of the 1940s in this great evening of Glenn Miller music. This is an homage to the late great Ted Heath, Louis Armstrong, Sinatra and Deano alongside all your Miller favourites.

Tickets Stalls: £24-£26 Dress: £25-£27 Upper: £18-£20 Concessions: £2 off Performance Time 8pm



As a tribute to Glenn’s USAAF Band and remembering the great concerts he gave in Europe during WWII, the second half of the show is performed in US Army Air force Uniforms. Let’s all share this nostalgic music.


THU 13, FRI 14 & SAT 15 thu 13 & fri 14 sep

Spitfire solo in the studio Written and performed by Nicholas Collett It is June of the new Millennium. For 80 year old ex-Battle of Britain pilot, Peter Walker, an unexpected challenge is about to begin. From the comfort of the Silver Birches Retirement Home, he must once again find the resilience, determination and strength to do what must be done. Personal, charming, funny and inventive, ‘Spitfire Solo’ is one man’s battle for survival, the second time around.

Tickets £12 Concessions: £10 Performance Time 7.45pm

sat 15 sep

ALAN DAVIES Life is Pain Tour the audience “inHad stitches...Hilarious ” © Tony Briggs

The Age, Melbourne

sold Tickets £25 Performance Time 8.30pm


After more than a decade since his last stand-up show and following a hugely successful tour of Australia in 2011, Alan Davies, the much-loved star of iconic television series such as Jonathan Creek and QI, makes a long-awaited return to live stand-up this Autumn.

A well-rounded and “hilarious show...

A wonderful return to stand-up from Davies

Chortle, Australia & New Zealand

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sun 16

BODYBUILDING & FITNESS CHAMPIONSHIPS UKBFF Channel Islands presents the 2012 Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships

This great day out will include the following events: • • • • • • •

Ladies’ Bikini/ Fitness/ Figure Men’s Physique Juniors Men’s All Categories Over 40s / Over 50s Overall Mr Channel Islands Best Poser

For more information please email Jerseybodybuildingandfitness@ hotmail.co.uk or call Tel:07829868624

Tickets Stalls: £19 Dress: £20 Upper: £17 Performance Time 2pm 12



Sat 22

ALBERT LEE Albert Lee, by common consent one of the world’s finest guitar-players, needs no introduction to Country Music & Rock fans. He has worked with some of the world’s top artists from Emmylou Harris to the Everly Brothers, Dolly Parton to Eric Clapton. In November 2002, at Clapton’s request, Albert appeared at the star-studded Memorial Concert for George Harrison at London’s Albert Hall and featured alongside Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill and Eric Clapton at Eric’s 2007 and 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival. He is also a member of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings and fronted the band at the O2 arena on the night of the Led Zeppelin reunion concert. Albert is a double Grammy awardwinning musician, whose talents continue to be in demand by fellow performers throughout the world.

Tickets £20 Performance Time 8pm


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tue 25

plays rough in the studio

Plays Rough is a regular monthly night in the Jersey Opera House Studio, showcasing brand new theatre writing in the Island. Short plays are written and rehearsed in the month leading up to each evening and presented in a loose and informal style – often as performed readings. Elaborate sets and costumes don’t feature at Plays Rough! A smattering of comedy, original poetry and live music from the best of Jersey’s songwriters and poets rounds out each occasion. For the audience, it’s a chance to see theatre in the making and even be part of the creative process. Opinions and 14


reactions are invited and the writers welcome feedback. For them, it’s an important forum for new work to be presented to the people who matter the most – you! Come along and Play Rough. You may just catch something major in the making…. Tues 25th September Tues 30th October Tues 27th November Tues 18th December

Tickets £5 Performance Time 8pm

STEWART FRANCIS Outstanding in his field

The star of ‘Mock The Week’, ‘Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow’ and ‘Live At The Apollo’, embarks on a brand new tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show!



fri 5

“Perfectly crafted gags” Sunday Times


A brilliant comic brain... this “stand-up cracks some of the



best one liners I’ve ever heard Guardian

Tickets £18.50 Performance Time 8pm

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war donkey in the studio

Starring Bridget Christie in the Jersey Opera House Studio What are Tory feminists? How did Hitler choose soups in restaurants? Why isn’t there a Spielberg blockbuster about donkeys, and why did Colonel Gadaffi hate them? Bridget Christie knows. And will wear stilts. Baffling stand-up and grotesque manifestations from someone who’s been on Radio 4’s News Quiz, E4’s Cardinal Burns, Sarah Millican’s Support Group and Harry Hill’s Little Internet Show. “Avant-garde Comedian of Prodigious Talent” Guardian. “True, beautiful insanity” The Sunday Times. “Excellent” Telegraph.

Tickets £12 Concessions: £10 Performance Time 7.45pm 16


“Insightful, intelligent, absurd… hits highs of genuine brilliance” Chortle. www.bridgetchristie.co.uk

Musical Olympics An Evening of Sporting Themes Jersey Chamber Orchestra



Soloist: Mark Le Brocq Celebrate a summer of sport with your favourite musical themes including Chariots of Fire, Rugby’s World Cup theme, Beethoven’s “V for Victory” Fifth Symphony, Elgar’s “In London Town”, Nessun Dorma and many more. Our soloists includes Tenor Mark Le Brocq, a regular soloist at English National Opera & the world’s finest stages. Programme: Elgar Cockaigne Overture “In London Town” Chariots of Fire Theme Puccini - Nessun Dorma Beethoven - Symphony No 5 “Rugby World Cup” Theme Ron Goodwin “Marathon Theme” www.musicjersey.com

Tickets £32/£26/£21/£10 Concessions available Performance Time 8pm (Pre-concert talk at 7pm)

Fanfare for the Common Man performed by JCO Brass

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thu 11 & tue 16 thu 11 oct

The last of the haussmanS LIVe Screening

BAFTA and Golden Globe awardwinning Julie Walters (Educating Rita, Harry Potter) plays Judy Haussman in this eagerly-anticipated play by Stephen Beresford.

Tickets Adults: £12.50 Concessions: £11 Performance Time 7pm

Anarchic, feisty but growing old, high society drop-out Judy Haussman remains in spirit with the Ashrams of the 1960s while holding court in her dilapidated Art Deco house on the Devon coast. After an operation, she’s joined by a wayward bunch of family and friends. Together they share a few sweltering months in this chaotic world of all-day drinking, infatuations, long-held resentments, free love and failure. www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ntlive

tue 16 oct

Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore

the met opera: lIVe in hd ENCORE SCREENING Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani star as the fickle Adina and her besotted Nemorino in one of the greatest comic gems in opera. Mariusz Kwiecien is the blustery Sergeant Belcore; Ambrogio Maestri and Erwin Schrott share the role of Dulcamara, the loveable quack and dispenser of the elixir. Maurizio Benini conducts. www.metoperafamily.org



Tickets Adults: £17.50 Concessions: £15 Performance Time 6pm


sat 20

Hats Off to Led Zeppelin Bandwagon Productions & Warren Grant present: Tickets £20 Performance Time 8pm

‘Hats Off to Led Zeppelin’ - a stunning tribute to the greatest rock band ever. You’ll feel like you’ve travelled back in time when you experience these four top-class musicians on stage, recreating Led Zeppelin’s magical concerts. Featuring Peter Eldridge from the West End production of We Will Rock You, Jack Tanner and Kevin Oliver Jones from the world tours of Thriller Live and Dancing in the Streets, and Simon Wicker as Bonzo incarnate, they play all the right instruments and hit all the right notes in this explosive live show.

As well as being the only UK tribute act officially endorsed by Marshall Amplifiers, they are proud to be comanaged by Warren Grant, the son of legendary Led Zeppelin manager, Peter Grant, who said after seeing them live: ‘You guys really did the band justice’. ‘Hats Off went down a storm… delivered in a no messin’ style… play it they did and rock we did! Shut your eyes and you would think you were listening to the real thing!’ Dave Lewis,Tightbutloose magazine www.hatsofftoledzeppelin.co.uk

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sat 27

Anne Nolan

The eldest of the world-famous sister act The Nolans, Anne Nolan’s solo career has taken off with her debut album ‘Just One Voice’ released this year. Anne’s flawless pitch and powerful vocals were said to be the foundations of The Nolans. Renowned for the 1980s hit, ‘I’m In The Mood For Dancing’, the family group was formed in 1962 when Anne was just 11 years old. 20


The Nolans regularly performed with Cliff Richard, supported Frank Sinatra and had eight UK Top 20 singles. Anne did her first solo gig in 2005 and three years later released her bestselling autobiography, Anne’s Song. www.annenolan.co.uk

Tickets £20 Performance Time 8pm


sun 28 & tue 30 sun 28 oct

Verdi’s Otello the met opera: lIVe in hd ENCORE SCREENING Verdi’s Shakespearean masterpiece returns with two exciting casts. Johan Botha sings the title role opposite the acclaimed Desdemona of star soprano Renée Fleming, with Falk Struckmann as Iago and Semyon Bychkov conducting. www.metoperafamily.org

Tickets Adults: £17.50 Concessions: £15 Performance Time 6pm

tue 30 oct

plays rough in the studio Plays Rough is a regular monthly night in the Jersey Opera House Studio, showcasing brand new theatre writing in the Island. Short plays are written and rehearsed in the month leading up to each evening and presented in a loose and informal style – often as performed readings. Elaborate sets and costumes don’t feature at Plays Rough! A smattering of comedy, original poetry and live music from the best of Jersey’s songwriters and poets rounds out each occasion.

For the audience, it’s a chance to see theatre in the making and even be part of the creative process. Opinions and reactions are invited and the writers welcome feedback. For them, it’s an important forum for new work to be presented to the people who matter the most – you! Come along and Play Rough. You may just catch something major in the making….

Tickets £5 Performance Time 8pm

BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115



wed 31

An Evening with “The World’s Greatest Living Explorer”,

Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE. Described by The Guinness Book of Records as “The World’s Greatest Explorer”, Sir Ranulph Fiennes needs little introduction. Explorer and Mount Everest conqueror Sir Ranulph is one of the world’s top inspirational business motivational speakers and has thrilled audiences everywhere with his superbly illustrated and highly motivating talks and presentations. His inspiring message is relevant to anyone - male, female, young or old. As his next expedition commences in November 2012, this evening will give the Jersey audience real time positioning of Sir Ranulph’s forthcoming adventure. This event has been kindly sponsored by ePostbox and isle-news.com “My admiration for Ranulph Fiennes is unbounded and thank God he exists. The world would be a far duller place without him”. HRH Prince Charles. “One of the Top Twenty international speakers”. The Daily Telegraph www.sportinganddiningclub.com



Tickets Stalls: £20 Dress: £25 Upper: £20 Performance Time 8pm

TIMon OF ATHENS LIVe Screening

Simon Russell Beale takes the title role in William Shakespeare’s strange fable of consumption, debt and ruin, written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton. Wealthy friend to the rich and powerful, patron of the arts, ostentatious host, Timon of Athens is surrounded by free-loaders and sycophants. He vastly outspends his resources but, finding his coffers empty, reassures his loyal steward that all will be well.



Tickets Adults: £12.50 Concessions: £11 Performance Time 7pm When he calls upon his associates, instead of offering help, they hang him out to dry. After a final, vengeful banquet, Timon withdraws to a literal and emotional wasteland, living off roots and pouring curses on a morally bankrupt Athens. www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ntlive BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115




Fascinating Aïda: The Cheap Flights Tour John Mackay and David Johnson present: Tickets Stalls: £19.50 Dress: £22 Upper: £14-16 Concessions: £2 Performance Time 8pm

“Magnificent .... Glorious” It is, as the whooping “audience insisted, feckin hilarious ” The Times


Back to Jersey Opera House by popular demand Fascinating Aida are continuing their smash-hit sell-out tour. Three times Olivier Award-nominated and now a global internet sensation, they are still Britain’s best comedy cabaret trio. This show will include 24


I can’t “recommend

this show highly enough

Mail on Sunday

several numbers hot off the press, plus a few old favourites including their infamous anthem to budget travel, Cheap Flights (9 million plus hits on YouTube) as well as the Dogging Song, a fond homage to the joys of al fresco sex. www.fascinatingaida.co.uk

jersey eisteddfod


nov 6 - dec 1

The Jersey Eisteddfod is delighted to be holding the Deutsche Bank Festival of Performing Arts at various venues around the island during November and December. Taking place at Jersey Opera House are:

Music: Wednesday 7th - Saturday 17th Daily tickets available at the door £2. Children or Students in full time education – admitted free.

GALA / FINALS: Saturday 17th November, 7.30 pm. Bookable through the Box Office. Adult £10. Children or Students in full time education £5.

Dance: Monday 19th – Saturday 24th Daytime tickets available at the door £2. Children or Students in full time education – admitted free. Evening performances bookable through the Box Office. Adult £5. Children or Students in full time education – admitted free but require tickets.

GALA / FINALS: Saturday 24th, 7.00 pm. Bookable through the Box Office. Adult £10. Children or Students in full time education £5.

English Speech & Drama: Monday 26th – Saturday 1st December. Daily tickets available at the door £2. Children or Students in full time education – admitted free.

GALA: Saturday 1st December, 7.30 pm. Bookable through the Box Office. Adult £10. Children or Students in full time education £5.

PROGRAMMES priced at £3 will be on sale from Friday 26th October. A schedule of classes may be found on the Jersey Eisteddfod Website from the beginning of October. www.jerseyeisteddfod.org.je The Jersey Eisteddfod is sponsored by Deutsche Bank and the Jersey Arts Trust

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sun 11

Adès’ The Tempest The Met Opera: Live in HD ENCORE SCREENING

Composer Thomas Adès conducts the Metropolitan Opera premiere of his 2004 work, which has been widely praised as a modern masterpiece. Director Robert Lepage recreates the interior of 18th-century La Scala, including the hidden workings underneath the stage, where Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan, practices his otherworldly arts. The magnetic baritone Simon Keenlyside stars as Prospero, a role he has sung to great acclaim in London. www.metoperafamily.org



Tickets Adults: £17.50 Concessions: £15 Performance Time 6pm


sat 17


Hot on the heels of last year’s smackgob success ‘Welcome..’ comes multi award-winning Monkey Poet’s new double bill that promises to be a highly inventive look at words and the power of language. Monkey Poet’s Murder Mystery Murder Mystery’s riotous opening act takes us on a journey through poetry, suspense and comedy as Monkey Poet shifts characters from Bukowski to Wilde to Shakespeare to Homer, as he tries to solve a murder whilst wooing Sylvia Plath. The second act, Monkey Poet’s Potty Mouth, tackles the birth, use and misuse of language and is stand up poetry at its funniest and finest.

“Hilarious” CityLife

Tickets Adults: £10 Concessions: £8 Performance Time 8pm

“Wicked barrages of humour” The Stage “Comedy with a real viewpoint” The Scotsman “Blunt, comically dark and thoroughly entertaining.” Daily Info www.monkeypoet.co.uk Developed using public funding by Arts Council England

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XXX 27 Tue

plays rough in the studio

Plays Rough is a regular monthly night in the Jersey Opera House Studio, showcasing brand new theatre writing in the Island. Short plays are written and rehearsed in the month leading up to each evening and presented in a loose and informal style – often as performed readings. Elaborate sets and costumes don’t feature at Plays Rough! A smattering of comedy, original poetry and live music from the best of Jersey’s songwriters and poets rounds out each occasion. For the audience, it’s a chance to see theatre in the making and even be part of the creative process. Opinions and 28


reactions are invited and the writers welcome feedback. For them, it’s an important forum for new work to be presented to the people who matter the most – you! Come along and Play Rough. You may just catch something major in the making…. Tues 25th September Tues 30th October Tues 27th November Tues 18th December

Tickets £5 Performance Time 8pm


Sun 2

christmas crooners Tickets Stalls: £20 Dress: £22 Upper: £16-£18 Concessions: £2 off Performance Time 7.30pm

a withshow back new brand This tribute to Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra is guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit. Performing more than 30 Christmas hits, this fantastic cast of West-End singers and their impressive Jazz-AllStars Band will take you on a journey back to Christmas Past. Now in its seventh record-breaking year, “Christmas Crooners” is jampacked with festive favourites including

“Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”, “Little Drummer Boy”, “White Christmas”, swing arrangements of Christmas hymns and carols such as “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”, “Deck the Halls” and “Silent Night”, plus many more festive favourites - and a few surprises! A show full of witty banter and swinging Christmas cheer awaits you around the fireplace and Christmas tree with the Crooners. www.theatre-productions.com BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115



mon 3

Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito The Met Opera: Live in HD ENCORE SCREENING

The virtuosic Elina Garanca sings Sesto in Mozart’s drama set in ancient Rome. Giuseppe Filianoti is the noble Tito and Barbara Frittoli is Vitellia, in this handsome revival of one of the composer’s final masterpieces. Harry Bicket conducts. www.metoperafamily.org 30


Tickets Adults: £17.50 Concessions: £15 Performance Time 6pm

Comedy Store Management & 4DVD proudly present




tue 4 - wed 5

Tickets £25 Performance Time 8pm

Following several sell-out UK tours and best-selling stand-up DVDs, multi-award winning Welsh wonder Rhod Gilbert is back on the road with a brand new live show. A regular on Live At The Apollo and with his own BBC One show Ask Rhod Gilbert, he’s one of the world’s hottest comedians. His stand-up rants on life’s minor irritations are legendary, but this year, he’s a more mellow fellow altogether. He’s now so laid-back he even let someone tattoo a Battenberg on him. Will the new, chilled-out Rhod get his girl and live happily ever after? Or will it be microwaved baked potato for one again? Could it be the Mr Angry of comedy as you’ve never seen him before? “ONE OF THE BEST COMEDIANS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD” Time Out www.rhodgilbertcomedian.com BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115



sat 8

Magic A Kind Of Queen

Magic is a “brilliant band ”

Jackie Smith, Official Queen Fan Club Secretary

MAGIC, the first and arguably the best tribute to Queen, perform all of Queen’s greatest hits plus some you may not have heard for a while, in their latest show for 2012. It is refreshing to know that in these days of sound enhancing backing tracks, Magic perform completely live. With five vocals to back up the powerful lead, Roger Brown, Magic recreate all the complex harmonies which were Queen’s trademark recording sound. 32


“A superb show”

Jim Jenkins, Queen Biographer

This, along with two guitars, bass, drums and the brilliant piano and keyboard skills of Dave Chapman, produce a sound that is second to none. Not attempting to emulate Queen visually, Magic recreate all the excitement of a Queen live show. www.magicakindofqueen.co.uk

Tickets £20 Performance Time 8pm

Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera The Met Opera: Live in HD ENCORE SCREENING


sun 9

Accompanied by a thrilling score, Verdi’s vivid characters grapple with life and love, betrayal and death. Director David Alden’s dreamlike setting provides a compelling backdrop for this dramatic story of jealousy and vengeance. Marcelo Álvarez stars as the conflicted king; Sondra Radvanovsky is Amelia, the object of his secret passion; and Dmitri Hvorostovsky is her suspicious husband. Kathleen Kim is the page Oscar, and mezzosoprano powerhouses Dolora Zajick and Stephanie Blythe take turns singing the fortuneteller Ulrica. Fabio Luisi conducts. www.metoperafamily.org

Tickets Adults: £17.50 Concessions: £15 Performance Time 6pm BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115



tue 11 & wed 12

swan lake and sleeping beauty: russian state ballet AND OPERA HOUSE

Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky With Music performed live by a Philharmonic Orchestra Swan Lake choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov Sleeping Beauty choreographed by Marius Petipa

Swan Lake is the compelling legend of tragic romance that tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil curse. Considered by many to be one of the greatest classical ballets of all time, the choreography allows the very best dancers to show just how impressive they can be.

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fri 14 & sat 15

Sleeping Beauty is the spectacular fairy tale ballet about Princess Aurora who is granted gifts from her fairy godmothers at her christening; including honesty, beauty and generosity. The wicked fairy Carabosse interrupts the ceremony and puts a curse on the young princess; she will prick her finger and die on her sixteenth birthday. One fairy manages to minimise the curse with her gift and instead the princess falls into a deep sleep of one hundred years. Only a magical, true love kiss from a Prince can break the spell and awake our princess…

Tickets Stalls: £39.50 - £45 Dress: £37.50 - £45 Upper: £29.50 - £35 Concessions: £2 off Performance Times

Swan Lake

Tue 11 & Wed 12 7.30pm

Sleeping Beauty

Fri 14 - 7:30pm Sat 15 - 2:30pm 7:30pm

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dec 20 - jan 6


Directed by Jane Wakeham Musical Director Toby Huelin Choreography by Laura Rennolds With dancing children by kind permission of Miss Valerie Guy of the Jersey Academy of Dancing The Jersey Green Room Club has a long tradition in the Island for staging the traditional Christmas pantomime. Over the many years, tens of thousands of children and adults have experienced the thrill of their shows. This year’s offering is Aladdin written by professional Dame and author Brad Fitt and edited for the Jersey stage by local author, Russell Labey. The script is a fun filled frolic and whether you are nine or ninety, there is something in it for you. 36


Performance Times Evening: 7.30pm Dec: Thu 20, Fri 21, Sat 22, Thu 27, Fri 28, Sat 29 Jan: Wed 2, Thu 3, Fri 4, Sat 5 Matinee: 2.30pm Dec: Sat 22, Sun 23, Wed 26, Sat 29, Sun 30 Jan: Tue 1, Sat 5, Sun 6

Tickets Stalls: £16 Dress: £16 Restricted views and Upper: £14 Concessions: £2 off all seats Family ticket: £55 (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children)


SUN 13, TUE 15 & sat 19 sun 13 jan

Verdi’s aida The Met Opera: Live in HD ENCORE SCREENING This screening of Verdi’s ancient Egyptian drama stars Liudmyla Monastyrska and Hui He. They share the title role of the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radamès, played by Marco Berti and Roberto Alagna, and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris, sung by Dolora Zajick and Olga Borodina. Fabio Luisi conducts this revival, which features recent choreography by Alexei Ratmansky. www.metoperafamily.org

Tickets Adults: £17.50 Concessions: £15 Performance Time 6pm

Tues 15 Jan

Berlioz’s Les Troyens

The Met Opera: Live in HD ENCORE SCREENING A rare opportunity to witness Berlioz’s vast epic with this encore screening. Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani, and Dwayne Croft lead the starry cast, portraying characters from the Trojan War. Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi marshals the large-scale musical forces.

sat 19 jan

Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda The Met Opera: Live in HD livE SCREENING

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the world’s most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Having scored a major success with his production of Anna Bolena, director David McVicar now turns to the second opera of Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy, which explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives. Elza van den Heever sings Elizabeth I. Maurizio Benini conducts. BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115



fri 22 & sat 23

PAM ANN around the world 2013

Pam Ann is the brand new face of London Heathrow Sky Team’s Terminal 4 and is touching down in her favourite terminals across the UK. Direct from sell-out tours in Europe, USA and Australia, Pam Ann: ‘Around the World’ is set to take off in February 2013 for 4 weeks only..! Glamorous, hilarious and outrageous, Pucci-clad Pam has toured with Cher, crewed private jets for Elton John and even Madonna is a huge fan. Pam Ann takes passengers on a raucous journey from security checkin, to boarding, to hopefully landing. Fasten your seatbelts, stow your designer hand luggage and prepare to be flown like you’ve never been flown before. 38


“… cruelly funny…” Madonna “Camp, kitsch and breathtakingly rude” The Guardian “A delicious comic creation” The Independent “witty and sexy... you’ll be rolling in the aisles!” Daily Mirror www.pamann.com

Tickets First Class: £26 Business Class: £23 Economy: £20 Performance Time 8pm

how to book Box Office Call, email or come into the JOH Box Office to get your tickets. We are open Monday to Saturday 9:30am – 5:30pm, and on show days we’re open until the curtain goes up!

Snail Mail Tickets can be posted for an extra charge of 70p.

exceptional circumstances. • F  or a fee of £1 per ticket, tickets may be exchanged for another performance of the same show, subject to availability and with at least 24 hours notice prior to the show. • Concessions are for children under 12, students, senior citizens and HIE recipients, unless otherwise stated. • Reservations are held for a maximum of one week before being released for general sale. • We reserve the right to change the cast without prior notification. • We reserve the right to refuse admission. • Latecomers may not be allowed access to the auditorium until a suitable point in the performance.

Booking Ts & Cs • Jersey Opera House does not offer refunds unless in

For a full list of our terms and conditions, please contact Box Office.

Tel: (01534) 511 115 Email: boxoffice@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk Online Choose your preferred seats and buy your tickets online at www.jerseyoperahouse.co.uk Please note that there is a nonrefundable transactional fee per ticket for booking online.

CONTACT US Box Office Tel: (01534) 511 115

Jersey Opera House, Gloucester Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3QR www.jerseyoperahouse.co.uk Facebook.com/jerseyoperahouse Twitter - @JerOperaHouse Email: boxoffice@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk

Marketing: Tel: (01534) 511 109 Email: marketing@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115


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how to find us By Foot… You’ll find us in Gloucester Street in St Helier, opposite the General Hospital. We’re a 5 minute walk from the main town shopping area and the bus terminus, Liberation Station. By Car… Patriotic Street and Sand Street car parks are both 150 metres from the theatre. Parking is free from 5pm to 8am. By Bus… Buses coming from the west will bypass Gloucester Street. The closest stop to the theatre is on the Esplanade and about a 200 metre walk. Other routes will stop at Liberation Station which is a 5 minute walk or taxis are available at the terminus.

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Jersey Opera House Events Guide Aug 2012 - Jan 2013  

Check out our latest events guide but remember to keep up-to-date with all our shows on our website www.jerseyoperahouse.co.uk

Jersey Opera House Events Guide Aug 2012 - Jan 2013  

Check out our latest events guide but remember to keep up-to-date with all our shows on our website www.jerseyoperahouse.co.uk