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AUGUST 2015 - JANUARY 2016 EVENTS GUIDE

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A MOMENTOUS YEAR Other highlights this season include Stephen Triffitt flying in, with a 16 piece live orchestra, to be Frankly Sinatra just in time for the International Air Display, and the Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet’s inaugural visit to the island with its productions of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker in January, accompanied by a full live orchestra.

2015 is a big year for Jersey Opera House, with two milestone anniversaries to celebrate; 115 years since Jersey Opera House opened its doors and 150 years of a theatre in Gloucester Street. To commemorate we have reduced our annual membership to £15 and have planned various events for the year, including a specially commissioned 150th Gala Evening in November, an exclusive film screening of Strictly for Pleasure; the swansong of the theatre as a cinema in 1958, and curated art exhibitions to showcase a century and a half of theatre and culture. 2015 also marks 150 years of Alice in Wonderland in print, so fittingly we are showing Wonderland; a commissioned piece written by 13 world renowned classical composers and narrated by local actor Andrew Davey. Classical music lovers will also enjoy Baroque by Candlelight in September and, of course, two nights of classical crossover artist Russell Watson in December. 2

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October marks the return of our Met Opera screenings and this season there are some exciting productions from the National Theatre Live, notably Benedict Cumberbatch starring as Hamlet. Theatregoers should also make a diary note to see Coronation Street’s Krissi Bohn in The Bogus Woman performed live in our studio.

And let’s not forget our cracking comedy line-up with Al Murray The Pub Landlord, Josh Widdicombe, Dave Gorman, Andy Parsons and the turbulent trolley dolly Pam Ann. There’s a lot going on and we hope you will be a part of the celebrations to mark 150 years of theatre. Jasmine Hendry Theatre Director


EXHIBITIONS THROUGH THE ERAS From September to January the walls of OH! Cafébar will be dedicated to our anniversary celebrations. Each month a different exhibition will showcase a century and a half of theatre and culture with vintage posters, past show programmes (such as this brochure’s front cover), performers, stewards, and this classic photograph of a horse in the auditorium!

OH! NEW HEAD CHEF Not only does OH! Cafébar have a delicious new menu, it also has a new Head Chef. Andrei Bejan has worked in hospitality for nearly eight years, three and a half of which have been with Jersey Opera House. Andrei’s favourite dish is Fiver Thursday as he gets to let his creativity flow by making a different dish every week – and the customers love that it costs just £5! Book now to try Andrei’s new menu: OH! Cafébar (01534) 511 106 / OHCafebar@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk

TALES WITH TEA This autumn islanders who lived through the Occupation are invited to recount their memories of life under German rule over afternoon tea. Every second Sunday of the month, join us for Wartime Stories & Afternoon Tea in our intimate studio space. For more details see p14. BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115

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SHOW LISTINGS

AUGUST

P6 P7 P8 P9

Mon 17 Fri 21 & Sat 22

The Pity of War The Johnny Cash Roadshow ESL One Cologne: Counter-Strike Global Offensive Live (S) RSC: Othello (S) Bedell Creative Arts Programme: Original Works Showcase

Sun 23 Wed 26 Sat 29

SEPTEMBER

P10 NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem (S) Thu 3 P11 How to Change The World (S) Wed 9 P12 Frankly Sinatra Thu 10 & Fri 11 P13 Every Brilliant Thing (In The Studio) Sat 12 P14 Wartime Stories & Afternoon Tea (In The Studio) Sun 13 P15 Aida On Sydney Harbour (S) Tue 15 P16 Al Murray: One Man One Guvnor Wed 16 P17 The Battle Of Britain At 75’ (S) Fri 18 P18 Comedy-Free-For-All (In The Studio) Fri 18 P19 A Night of Paranormal Investigation Sat 19 P20 CI Bodybuilding Championships Sun 20 P21 NT Live: Coriolanus (S) Thu 24 P22 Baroque By Candlelight Fri 25 P23 Josh Widdicombe: What Do I Do Now… Sat 26 OCTOBER P24-28 Jersey Festival of Words Wed 30 Sep-Sun 4 Oct P29 I Believe In Unicorns Tue 6 & Wed 7 P30 Met Opera: Il Trovatore (S) Fri 9 P31 The Selfish Giant Sat 10 P32 NT Live: Hamlet (S) Thu 15 P33 The Bogus Woman (In The Studio) Fri 16 & Sat 17

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P34 Miss Behave’s Game Show P35 Met Opera: Otello (S) Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry V (S) P36 Dave Gorman gets straight to the point *(the PowerPoint) P37 Buddy Holly & The Cricketers P38 The Adventures of Robin Hood P39 Plays Rough (In The Studio) P40 Met Opera: Tannhäuser (S) P41 Jersey Eisteddfod: Music P42 Father Christmas Needs A Wee! P43 Jersey Eisteddfod: English Speech & Drama P44 NT Live: Of Mice and Men (S) P45 Jersey Opera House Gala Night P46 Pam Ann: Queen of the Sky P47 Met Opera: Lulu (S) P48 Wonderland P49 An Intimate Evening With Russell Watson P50 The Perfect Furlough: Strictly For Pleasure (S) P51 NT Live: Jayne Eyre (S) P52 Cabaret At Christmas (In The Studio) (A) P53 Andy Parsons: Live & Unleashed… But Naturally Cautious! P54 Jersey Green Room Club Panto: Dick Whittington (A) P55 Met Opera: Les Pêcheurs de Perles (S) P56 Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet: Swan Lake P57 Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet: The Nutcracker P58 Music From The Movies P59 How to Book / Find Us? P60 Seating Plan P61 Membership P62 Join Us

(S) – Screening (A) – Amateur Production

Fri 16 Sat 17 Wed 21 Fri 23 Sat 24 Wed 28 & Thu 29 Thu 29 Sat 31

NOVEMBER Wed 4 - Sat 14 Sun 15 Thu 19 Thu 19 Sat 21 Tues 24 & Wed 25 Fri 27 Sat 28

DECEMBER Fri 4 & Sat 5 Sun 6 Tue 8 Fri 11-Sat 12 & Fri 18 -Sat 19 Sat 12 Fri 18 Dec - Sat 2 Jan

JANUARY Sat 16 Fri 22 & Sat 23 Sun 24 Sat 30

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AUGUST

MON 17

THE PITY OF WAR ROBERT POWELL – NARRATION MATTHEW TRUSLER – VIOLIN MARTIN ROSCOE – PIANO

This poignant evening of music and poetry, produced in association with The Imperial War Museum, is touring theatres, arts centres and festivals to mark the centenary of the First World War. Highly acclaimed actor Robert Powell reads from the letters and poems of Wilfred Owen. They are works that reveal the very essence of the courage and humanity that triumphed over the worst possible conditions of war. The readings are interspersed with live 6

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performances of sonatas by Elgar and Debussy performed by internationally renowned musicians; violinist Matthew Trusler and pianist Martin Roscoe. www.cliveconwayproductions.com

Tickets Stalls: £19 Dress: £22 Concessions: £2 Off Performance Time 8pm


THE JOHNNY CASH ROADSHOW

Back by popular demand, with an even bigger show, fans will need to book quickly for what, once again, is set to be a sell-out gig. The UK’s Number 1 celebration of the legendary Johnny Cash, this is the only show to be officially endorsed by the Cash family. Set to a backdrop of evocative images, the production takes audiences on a journey from the 1950s to 2003, re-creating the true essence of the man himself, his greatest hits, plus tracks from the last album Out Among The Stars. Prepare for a musical adventure fronted by award-winning singer/ songwriter Clive John, accompanied by Jill Schoonjans as June Carter and a live band complete with the JC Horns brass section.

AUGUST

FRI 21 & SAT 22

Absolutely “authentic ”

Caitlin Crowell (Granddaughter)

Extraordinary “concert ”

Daily Record and Sunday Mail

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AUGUST

SUN 23 & WED 26 SUN 23 AUGUST ESL ONE COLOGNE 2015: COUNTER-STRIKE:

GLOBAL OFFENSIVE FINALS LIVE LIVE SCREENING Witness the world's largest Counter-Strike tournament taking place at Europe’s second largest stadium, LANXESS Arena in Cologne, Germany. Join the roaring crowd and experience Counter-Strike: Global Offensive like never before as the best First Person Shooter (FPS) teams in the world go head to head in front of thousands of fans. YouTube sensation Soe GschwindPenksi (SOEMBIE) hosts the event. www.esportsincinema.com

Tickets Full: £12 Concessions: £10 Performance Time 6pm

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

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£2 OFF

WED 26 AUGUST ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

OTHELLO LIVE SCREENING

Hugh Quarshie (Star Wars, Holby City) stars in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy, alongside Lucian Msamati as Iago, in this Royal Shakespeare Company production directed by Iqbal Khan. www.rsc.org.uk

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ORIGINAL WORKS SHOWCASE

AUGUST

SAT 29

BEDELL CREATIVE ARTS PROGRAMME

JERSEY OPERA HOUSE

Following the hugely successful Original Works Concert in 2013, the Bedell Creative Arts Programme returns. Expect cutting-edge new work that spans all artistic genres, with a combination of live music, dance, film, spoken word and moving image. This year the Programme has selected nine leading local artists, each with different art forms and skills, to collaborate and create contemporary original work. The chosen artists will have just two weeks in total, under the guidance of

international industry professionals, to explore each other’s craft and find ways of working together to produce pieces that wouldn’t be possible working in isolation. Watch and follow as the process unfolds. www.arts.je

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SEPTEMBER

THU 3

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

THE BEAUX’ STRATAGEM LIVE SCREENING

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar’s wild comedy of love and cash. The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debtridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money. Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken 10

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husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest. But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered. www.ntlive.com

Tickets Full: £13.50 Concessions: £12 Performance Time 7pm

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FILM SCREENING

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD + LIVE PANEL DISCUSSION

In 1971 a small group of activists set sail from Vancouver, Canada in an old fishing boat. Their mission was to stop Nixon’s atomic bomb tests in Amchitka, a tiny island off the west coast of Alaska. It was from these humble but brave beginnings that Greenpeace was born.

this vivid archive to make this thrilling, sometimes terrifying film.

How to Change the World is a new insightful and moving documentary that tells the story of the Greenpeace movement’s earliest years using rare, hitherto unseen footage, private journals and interviews. The pioneers of Greenpeace captured their gripping actions on a range of film cameras and Greenpeace granted access to

Image: ©Greenpeace/Rex Weyler

SEPTEMBER

WED 9

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with a panel including the film’s director Jerry Rothwell, Vivienne Westwood, and other special guests. www.picturehouses.co.uk

Tickets: Full: £12 Concessions: £10 Performance Time 8pm

MEMBERS £2 OFF

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SEPTEMBER

THU 10 & FRI 11

FRANKLY SINATRA STARRING STEPHEN TRIFFITT – THE WORLD’S NO1 FRANK SINATRA

Celebrate the centenary of the greatest singer of the 20th century with the world’s No. 1 Sinatra, Stephen Triffitt. With three seasons at the legendary Sands Casino under his belt, a stint as Ol’ Blue Eyes in the West End, and twice selling out the London Palladium with his own solo spectacular, Triffitt has the swagger and velvet vocals of Sinatra. Backed by a full live orchestra, prepare to be dazzled by all the classics; Fly Me 12

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To The Moon, Mack The Knife, New York, New York, My Way, That’s Life, Under My Skin and many more. www.easytheatres.com

Tickets Stalls: £28.50 Dress: £28.50-£30.50 Upper: £27.50-£28.50 Concessions: £2 Off Performance Time 8pm

MEMBERS £5 OFF


EVERY BRILLIANT THING IN THE STUDIO

A Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company production

SEPTEMBER

SAT 12

You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for: 1. Ice Cream 2. Kung Fu Movies 3. L  aughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose 4. Construction cranes 5. Me Based on true and untrue stories, this is a new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. The Edinburgh Festival and Off-Broadway hit by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe and directed by George Perrin.

Heart-wrenching, “hilarious...possibly

one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see. The Guardian

#EveryBrilliantThing www.painesplough.com www.pentabus.co.uk

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SEPTEMBER

SUN 13

WAR TIME STORIES & AFTERNOON TEA IN THE STUDIO

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of the Channel Islands from German Occupation, Jersey Opera House is hosting a series of afternoon teas with islanders sharing their memories of life back then. Every second Sunday of the month, join us for afternoon tea in the intimate surrounds of our studio while listening to wartime stories told by those people who lived through the German Occupation. 14

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Dates: Sun 13th September Sun 11th October Sun 8th November Sun 13th December Image: Filling sands bags at West Park Credit: Société Jersiaise Photographic Archive, Jersey

Tickets £7.50 (includes afternoon tea) Performance Time 4pm


SEPTEMBER

TUE 15

AIDA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR SCREENING

In Aida, Verdi masterfully puts the intimate affairs of the heart against the grandeur of the universe: where kingdoms rise and fall and the sands of time grind onwards. There could be no grander setting for such an opera than Sydney Harbour itself, awash with the light of the city and the Sydney Opera House silhouetted against the setting sun. Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour has become a huge part of the cultural

landscape and Aida is the biggest opera ever performed on the stage. Italian with English translations. www.cinemalive.com

Tickets Full: £15 Concessions: £13 Performance Time 7:45pm

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SEPTEMBER

WED 16

AL MURRAY THE PUB LANDLORD: ONE MAN, ONE GUVNOR Twenty years ago Britain’s favourite publican (and politician) Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, embarked on his one man mission as the King Cnut of Common Sense, holding back a tide of bottled beer and ninny state nonsense. To celebrate this milestone, join this icon on his twice extended sell-out tour One Man, One Guvnor. Suitable for 14 years+ (Parental Guidance required)

“A national treasure” The Daily Telegraph

A supremely “polished performer Mail on Sunday

www.thepublandlord.com facebook.com/thepublandlord @almurray

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SEPTEMBER

FRI 18

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN AT 75’ LIVE SCREENING

The Battle Of Britain At 75’ tells the epic story of the greatest aerial conflict of the Second World War. This live big screen experience comes from Biggin Hill in south-east London, the most iconic of Britain’s fighter stations. BBC Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary and Jeremy Vine will be joined by the BBC Concert Orchestra and musicians from across the armed forces as they share untold stories from the battle. Rare archive footage from the conflict, modern day RAF personnel, guest singers and a cast of actors will bring those stories to life as we remember the men and women who lost their lives 75 years ago.

As part of the screening there will be a 30 minute programme which includes a close-up tour of a Spitfire and veteran fighter pilots recounting their memories of the Battle Of Britain. The Battle Of Britain At 75’ comes from the producers of the multi-award winning D-Day 70 Years On. www.battleofbritain75.org/friday

Tickets Full: £12 Concessions: £10 Performance Time 7:30pm

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SEPTEMBER

FRI 18

COMEDY FREE-FOR-ALL IN THE STUDIO

An evening of stand-up, live sketch comedy and video shorts. The Comedy Free-For-All will bring together a dynamic cast of local, UK and American performers for a fun, fast-paced, one night only comedic collaboration.

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Featuring the UK debut of sketch troupe Transatlantrix.

Tickets ÂŁ5 Performance Time 8pm


A NIGHT OF

PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION

SEPTEMBER

SAT 19

Join Chi Paranormal for a night of ghost hunting at Jersey Opera House. Promising a night to remember, with mediums and numerous paranormal experimental tools, participants will become investigators of the paranormal, exploring the many rooms and stage area of the theatre for supernatural activity. The investigation will carry on until approximately 3:30am. Refreshments will be served and participants are asked to bring a torch. Image: Stephane Gimenez

Tickets ÂŁ65 Performance Time 6:30pm BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115

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SEPTEMBER

SUN 20

CI BODYBUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Jersey Opera House once again plays host to the Channel Islands Bodybuilding Championships. Categories this year include: • Fitness • Bikini • Miss Physique • Men’s Physique • Teenage Bodybuilding • Bodybuilding • Overall Mr & Mrs CI Champions Doors open at 1pm with prejudging 20

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starting at 2pm. The evening show will begin at 6pm. For more information call 07829 777 773.

Tickets Stalls: £19 Dress: £20 Upper: £17 Performance Times 2pm Evening Show: 6pm


SEPTEMBER

THU 24

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

CORIOLANUS ENCORE SCREENING

National Theatre Live’s 2013 broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus returns to screens by popular demand. Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge features an Evening Standard Award-winning performance by Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC’s The Hollow Crown) in the title role.

Directed by the Donmar’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke. www.ntlive.com

Tickets Full: £13.50 Concessions: £12.00 Performance Time 7pm

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SEPTEMBER

FRI 25

BAROQUE BY CANDLELIGHT

From the producers of Magical Mozart, this stunning fully-costumed show immerses audiences in the music of some of the world’s greatest romantic composers; Vivaldi, Handel and Bach.

Baroque Ensemble, giving you a candlelit Baroque night to remember.

The packed programme of classical music and song includes excerpts from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Handel’s Water Music, and Bach’s wonderful Toccata and Fugue in D minor.

Jersey Evening Post

With beautiful settings, costumes, lighting and of course candles, the European Baroque Ensemble and singers will transport you back to the golden days of Europe. World class soloists will also perform arias from these classical maestros’ operas, alongside the European 22

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A sublime “evening… ”

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MEMBERS Tickets £3 OFF Stalls: £19.50 Dress: £21.50-£22.50 Upper: £16.50-£18.50 Concessions: £2 off Performance Time 8pm


JOSH WIDDICOMBE: WHAT DO I DO NOW...

Known for his curly hair and co-hosting Channel 4’s The Last Leg, Josh Widdicombe is back on the road with a brand new tour.

SEPTEMBER

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While he’s been away from stand-up he’s found rather a lot of minor things to get annoyed about, and now he has a chance to talk about them on stage (in the form of jokes). Apart from The Last Leg, Josh has also been seen on BBC2’s Mock the Week and QI, BBC1’s Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News for You and ITV1’s The Jonathan Ross Show. He’s also the host of BBC5Live’s Fighting Talk and The Josh Widdicombe Show on Xfm. Plus he’s written and starred in his own sitcom Josh to be broadcast on BBC3 in the autumn. To be honest, it’ll be a blessed relief to get back to the relaxing world of live stand up! Suitable for 14 years+ (Parental Guidance required) Josh will have a support act.

This Devonian “observationalist

has embedded himself among the comedy elite The Guardian

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OCTOBER

THU 1

AT THE JERSEY OPERA HOUSE

15:15 – 16:30

MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS Naturalist and author Simon Barnes has written a foreword to a new edition of conservationist Gerald Durrell’s much-loved autobiography My Family and Other Animals. Here he talks to Lee Durrell about her husband’s literary legacy. Audience members will also be treated to a scene from Daniel Austin's dramatisation of the book.

Tickets £8 17:15 – 18:45

TAKING FLIGHT Novelist Isabel Ashdown talks to Gwyn Garfield-Bennett about her latest novel Flight, while literary agent Kate Shaw unravels secrets of the publishing industry. Aspiring writers should bring a notebook and plenty of questions!

Tickets £8 20:00 – 22:00

CAROL ANN DUFFY

The scintillating “warrior queen of British verse ” The Independent

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In an entertaining evening of multiinstrumental woodwind and brass, jazz and classical cabaret, hear the Poet Laureate read extracts from her collections The World’s Wife, The Bees and Ritual Lightning accompanied by musician, composer and actor John Sampson.

Tickets £15 Sponsored by


10:30 – 11:45

TEN MILLION ALIENS Naturalist Simon Barnes was chief sportswriter for the Times until 2014. Here he discusses his recent book Ten Million Aliens, a fascinating scientific foray into the animal kingdom, examining how the world’s creatures - weird, wonderful and everything in between - are inextricably linked.

OCTOBER

FRI 2

Tickets £8

17:30 – 19:00

HOW TO MAKE A MILLION BEFORE LUNCH Journalist and public speaker Rachel Bridge is the author of five books about entrepreneurs. Former enterprise editor for the Sunday Times, Rachel now writes about small and medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs for the Telegraph. This, her one-woman show How To Make a Million Before Lunch, was first performed at the Edinburgh fringe in 2010.

Tickets £12   Event sponsored by Marbral Advisory 20:00 – 22:00

MY LIFE IN AGONY

The “unshockable

queen of advice Cosmopolitan

As Cosmopolitan’s agony aunt for the last forty years, Irma Kurtz has had to deal with the most intimate problems of successive generations of readers, while also keeping up with the changing mores and attitudes in British and American society. Hear her discuss her memoir My Life in Agony, a meditation on the subjects that concern and confuse us the most – from mother-daughter relationships through to eating disorders, office politics and those perennial areas of interest: love and sex.

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OCTOBER

SAT 3

AT THE JERSEY OPERA HOUSE

Screening 13:45 – 15:45 Talk 16:15 – 17:15

TRAVELLING TO INFINITY Join Jane Hawking for a screening of hit movie The Theory of Everything followed by a talk on her autobiography Travelling to Infinity, the candid portrayal of her life with world-renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, upon which the film was based.

Screening £4   Talk £8

18:00 – 19:00

MAINLANDER Award-winning writer, producer and comedian Will Smith (Veep, The Thick of It) returns to Jersey to discuss his new novel Mainlander, a thrilling tale of blackmail and intrigue set upon these very shores.

  Tickets £8  20:00 – 22:00

PINK MIST Join poet, author and playwright Owen Sheers as he reads his celebrated verse drama Pink Mist (winner of the Hay Festival Poetry Medal and Welsh Book of the Year) about three young Bristol soldiers deployed to Afghanistan.

  Tickets £12 

war poet “ofThe our generation ” The Independent

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15:15 – 16:30

IN LOVE AND WAR Alex Preston’s first novel, This Bleeding City, was an international bestseller, won the Spear’s and Edinburgh first book awards and was selected as one of Waterstones’ New Voices 2010. In Love and War, about a young Englishman in wartime Florence, is his third novel. Join Alex for an exploration of the novel’s background, composition and themes.

OCTOBER

SUN 4

  Tickets £8 

17:00 – 18:15

COMBAT CAMERA Helmand Province, 2011. As a captain in the Media Operations Group, journalist Christian Hill’s job was to promote the war to the British media - and make it look like things were under control and getting better. Here he discusses his experiences and his book Combat Camera, a brutally frank portrayal of how the war in Afghanistan was being reported.

  Tickets £8 

19:00 – 20:15

FASHION ON THE RATION

“Wonderful” The Telegraph

Julie Summers, the bestselling author of Jambusters, lifts the veil on the captivating story of fashion in the Second World War. From the young woman who avoided the dreaded ‘forces bloomers’ by making knickers from military-issue silk maps, to Vogue’s indomitable editor Audrey Withers, who balanced lobbying government with driving lorries for the war effort, Julie Summers weaves together stories from ordinary lives and high society to provide a unique picture of life during the Second World War.

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WED 30-SUN 4

SEP/OCT

Education Programme sponsored by

WED 30 SEP OPENING EVENT - 90 MILE BEACH

PL

2000 - 2145

£0

STEVEN BUTLER

DIARY OF DENNIS THE MENACE

JOH

0930 - 1045

£0

JESS BRIGHT

SISTER SISTER

JOH

1115 - 1230

£0

HOLLY SMALE

GEEK GIRL

JOH

1300 - 1415

£0

CHRISTIAN FOLEY

PERFORMANCE POETRY

SOH

1600 - 1640

£0

PLAYS ROUGH

PLAYS ROUGH PRESENTS

SOH

2000 - 2200

£5

SIMON MACDONALD

KIDS COMEDY SHOW

JOH

1000 - 1100

£0

ELLA BERTHOUD (VIA SKYPE)

BIBLIOTHERAPY

PL

1100 - 1200

£0

LINDA ROSE PARKES

COW AT DUSK AND OTHER POEMS

CG

1100 - 1200

£5

OWEN SHEERS

I SAW A MAN

JOH

1145 - 1300

£8

DAVID WARR

BIG IDEAS FOR A SMALL WORLD

CG

1300 - 1400

£5

WILL SMITH + ROGER DREW

COMEDY SCRIPT WRITING

SOH

1400 - 1500

£8

CG

1500 - 1600

£5

ALAN JONES TRIBUTE

THU 1 OCT

FRI 2 OCT

SAT 3 OCT

DAFF NOEL + ROY MCCARTHY AN AUDIENCE WITH… KIT ASHTON

SINGING IDENTITY + ENDANGERED LANGUAGES

SOH

1600 - 1730

£5

JERSEY POETS

CELEBRATING LOCAL POETRY

SOH

1800 - 1900

£5

PAUL BISSON

PERILS OF SELF PUBLISHING

CG

1000 - 1100

£5

PAUL DARROCH

JERSEY - HIDDEN HISTORIES

JM

1000 - 1100

£5

GILLY CARR + ALICE ALLEN

TESTIMONIES OF RESISTANCE

JOH

1000 - 1130

£8

SIMON MACDONALD

KIDS COMEDY WORKSHOP

SOH

1030 - 1500

£10

IAN RONAYNE

JERSEY’S GREAT WAR

JM

1130 - 1230

£5

ALEC LE SUEUR

TIPS FOR TRAVEL WRITERS

CG

1200 - 1300

£5

RESISTANCE

FILM SCREENING AND Q+A

JOH

1215 - 1445

£8

JERSEY WRITERS PRESENT

ONCE UPON AN ISLAND

JM

1300 - 1400

£5

TONY SCOTT WARREN / GERAINT JENNINGS

THE LANGUAGE WITHOUT LITERATURE

CG

1400 - 1500

£5

JULIAN GRAY

INTERROGATING ELLIE

JM

1430 - 1530

£5

GEORGINA TROY + JOHN HANLEY

AN AUDIENCE WITH…

CG

1530 - 1630

£5

CHRIS STONE

STINKER’S NINE LIVES

JM

1600 - 1700

£5

DANIEL AUSTIN

100 WAR POEMS

SOH

1600 - 1715

£5

SUN 4 OCT

Venue Key:  PL: PUBLIC LIBRARY  JM: JERSEY MUSEUM  JOH: JERSEY OPERA HOUSE SOH: STUDIO OPERA HOUSE  CG: CCA GALLERY

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I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS

Adapted from Michael Morpurgo’s story, this intimate show is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages. It is a tale of the power of books and the bravery of a young boy called Tomas. Tomas hates reading and school, but his world is turned upside down the day he meets the Unicorn Lady... An enchanting and interactive production, I Believe in Unicorns sparks imagination in both young and old. We challenge you not to believe in unicorns after joining Tomas’ spellbinding journey. Book Swap There is a book swap, which is integral to the show. Audience members are invited to bring along a favourite children’s book to form part of the set and then swap it at the end for another book. (This is not obligatory and we do have extra books for those who cannot bring one with them) A family show suitable for 6 years+ and everyone else who loves stories.

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TUE 6 & WED 7

An utterly magical “stage adaptation of

Michael Morpurgo’s enthralling children’s tale

The Stage

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FRI 9

MET OPERA:

VERDI’S IL TROVATORE ENCORE SCREENING

Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic vocal skills are on full display in her next new role at the Met—Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy with the troubled past. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar’s Goya-inspired production. 30

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Tickets Full: £17.50 Concessions: £15.50 Performance Time 7pm

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THE SELFISH GIANT

JERSEY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Narrated by Baroness Floella Benjamin of Playschool fame, the concert features wonderful works including Beethoven’s 7th symphony, and extracts from Mozart’s stunning opera Hyacinth and Apollo (written when he was only 13). A special treat is a world premiere of Howard Goodall’s (EMMY, BRIT and BAFTA Award-winning composer) revised version of Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant with Baroness Benjamin, 100 children from the Island Games Choir, Vic Prep, and JCG. Howard has been England’s first ever National Ambassador for Singing, the Classical Brit Composer of the Year and Classic FM’s Composer-in-Residence. The concert is directed by Daniel Cohen, the Director of the Deutsche

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Opera Berlin, and will delight and entertain. Jersey Chamber Orchestra In aid of Durrell Director: Daniel Cohen Supported by

R E A L R E T UR N IN V E S T ING

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OCTOBER

THU 15

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

HAMLET LIVE SCREENING

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. 32

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Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. www.ntlive.com

Tickets £13.50 Concessions: £12 Performance Time 7pm

MEMBERS £1.50 OFF


OCTOBER

FRI 16 & SAT 17

CURTIS PRODUCTIONS & THEATRE BY THE LAKE PRESENT

THE BOGUS WOMAN

BY KAY ADSHEAD

IN THE STUDIO

An African woman arrives in a strange country fleeing for her life, seeking safety and asylum. Despite having committed no crime she is indefinitely confined, interrogated, humiliated and abused. She witnesses the cruelty of the authorities and their casual disregard for an individual’s human rights. This strange country is England. Krissi Bohn (Coronation Street) performs this powerful, poetic and heart-wrenching play by Kay Adshead – bringing to life the 51 sharply etched characters who retell the experiences of this young woman. Suitable for 16 years +. In association with Mama Quilla Productions. Directed by Zoë Waterman. Supporting Amnesty International.

Essential watching… “Krissi Bohn acts to vividly realised and blistering perfection

The Independent

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OCTOBER

FRI 16

MISS BEHAVE’S GAME SHOW

Starring the Olivier Award-winning hostess with the mostess and West End star of La Clique & La Soiree, the oh so naughty Miss Behave delivers a rollercoaster ride of comedy, music, games, dance, superb guest acts, fun, more fun and... Harriet! The audience is split into teams: iphones v others...let the games and chaos commence and don’t forget to bring briiiiing your phones!

Queen of “ceremonies... has

the whole crowd prepared to do anything she asks... an absolute treat The Guardian

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SAT 17 OCTOBER MET OPERA:

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VERDI’S OTELLO LIVE SCREENING The Met’s production of Verdi’s masterful Otello, inspired by Shakespeare’s play and matching it in tragic intensity, probes the Moor’s dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast. Tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello, new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desdemona, Otello’s innocent wife and victim, and baritone Željko Lu i plays the evil Iago, who masterminds Otello’s demise. www.metopera.og/liveinhd

Tickets Full: £17.50 Concessions: £15.50 Performance Time 5:55pm

MEMBERS £3.50 OFF

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

MEMBERS £1.50 OFF

OCTOBER

SAT 17 & WED 21

WED 21 OCTOBER ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

HENRY V LIVE SCREENING

Performed in the 600th anniversary year of the Battle of Agincourt, Alex Hassell stars as Henry V in the RSC’s production of Shakespeare’s historical play. Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. www.rsc.org.uk

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OCTOBER

FRI 23

DAVE GORMAN GETS STRAIGHT TO THE POINT* (*THE POWERPOINT) The innovative comedy mind behind Modern Life Is Goodish (Dave TV), Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure is back with a brand new live show that promises more of his unique blend of stand-up comedy and visual story-telling as Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point*... (*The PowerPoint). Yes. That’s right. It’s a PowerPoint presentation. We know what you’re thinking. But don’t worry… You won’t need to take notes and you almost certainly won’t be tested on it later. Suitable for 12 years+ (Parental Guidance required)

Dave Gorman “funny and brilliant

in equal measure... The Times

Hours of “unabashed hysteria ” Metro

www.davegorman.com @DaveGorman

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BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETERS

This breathtaking live show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok, Swindon to Sweden. Guaranteed to have you singing along and dancing in the aisles, it stars some of the UK’s finest actor-musicians whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Return To The Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock.

“Buddy brilliant!”

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SAT 24

Graham Norton, BBC One

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Endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly by BBC’s The One & Only, hosted by Graham Norton, you, like thousands of fans across the world, won’t believe it’s not Buddy!

Tickets £20 Performance Time 8pm BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115

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WED 28 & THU 29

THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD

Riverbank Productions transports audiences back to the days of legends and heroes with this family friendly adaptation of the classic English folklore. In Sherwood Forest, Robin teams up with Friar Tuck, Will Scarlett and Little John to defeat his enemy, the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. He steals from the rich, gives to the poor, and wins the heart of Maid Marion. This family show has it all; exciting swordplay, fast action, catchy brand 38

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new sing-along songs, puppets and great humour. Suitable for aged 4-9 years. www.riverbankproductions.co.uk

Tickets Adult: £10.50 Child: £8.50 Family Ticket: £33 (2 Adults & 2 Children / 1 Adult & 3 Children) Performance Times 11am & 2pm


PLAYS ROUGH IN THE STUDIO

The Fast and Furious of the theatre world, this is a must see for anyone interested in plays and new writing.

in a creative and inspirational environment (for a fiver!), you know where to come....

Plays Rough is a regular forum for playwrights to road test new material in a laid-back and easy-going atmosphere, mixed with music and poetry from some of the island’s finest creative talents.

Dates: Thu 29 October Thu 26 November Thu 17 December

Work from Plays Rough has gone on to theatres and festivals in London and elsewhere. If you like seeing original plays or just want a good night out

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OCTOBER

SAT 31

MET OPERA:

WAGNER’S TANNHAUSER LIVE SCREENING

James Levine conducts Wagner’s early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade. Today’s leading Wagnerian tenor, Johan Botha, takes on the daunting title role of the young knight caught between true love and passion. Eva-Maria Westbroek is Elisabeth, adding another Wagner heroine to her Met repertoire. Peter Mattei sings Wolfram and Michelle DeYoung is the love goddess, Venus. 40

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Tickets Full: £17.50 Concessions: £15.50 Performance Time 4pm

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NOVEMBER

WED 4 – SAT 14

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NOVEMBER

SUN 15

FATHER CHRISTMAS NEEDS A WEE!

At every house Father Christmas eats and drinks the tasty treats that have been left for him. But when he reaches Number 10 he realises that he’s forgotten to do something rather important and he really, really, really needs a WEE!

Magic, mayhem “and mince pies.

TaleGate Theatre hits the perfect combination of witty humour, fantastic music and the extra sparkle for which the company has become known in this fabulously funny and brilliantly bouncy musical adaptation of Nicholas Allan’s much-loved book.

The Edinburgh Fringe Show

contender “forStrong the children’s show award this year

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They’re all here in this musical

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Tickets Stalls: £12 Dress: £14 Concessions: £2 Off Family Ticket Stalls: £38 Family Ticket Dress: £46 (2 Adults & 2 Children / 1 Adult & 3 Children) Performance Times 11am & 2pm


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English Speech and Drama Come along and soak up the atmosphere created by a full theatre of young people speaking and performing together. An exciting afternoon and not to be missed! Tickets Full: £3 Children / Students in full-time education: Free Performance Time 2pm

Tickets Full: £3 Children / Students in fulltime education: Free Performance Time 2pm

Sponsored by Deutsche Bank

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NOVEMBER

THU 19

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVES:

OF MICE AND MEN LIVE SCREENING

Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award® nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live.

Leighton Meester (Country Strong, Gossip Girl) and Tony Award® winner Jim Norton (The Seafarer).

This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.

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The production was nominated for two Tony Awards®, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Chris O’Dowd.

Tickets Full: £13.50 Concessions: £12 Performance Time 7pm

MEMBERS £1.50 OFF


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SAT 21

Tickets Stalls: £13 Dress: £15

Upper: £12 Concessions: £2 Off

Performance Time 8pm

MEMBERS £2 OFF

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NOVEMBER

TUE 24 & WED 25

PAM ANN: QUEEN OF THE SKY

The world’s favourite International Air Hostess, Pam Ann, is touching down in Jersey with a new show. Pam’s caustic wit knows no boundaries so fasten your seat belts and prepare for take-off; she’s Queen of the Sky and it’s guaranteed to be a turbulent flight. Hilarious, often shocking and totally politically incorrect, Pam Ann keeps things lively and nail bitingly unpredictable as she takes off her pristine white gloves and delivers an unrelenting barrage of “shoot-from-the-lip” observations. *Please note this show contains jokes that some people may find offensive.* Suitable for 16 years+

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Like being held “hostage on a plane filled with laughing gas The Telegraph

Our favourite foul“mouthed trolley dolly ” QX Magazine

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Tickets First Class: £27 Business Class: £24 Economy: £21 Performance Time 8pm


NOVEMBER

FRI 27

MET OPERA:

BERG’S LULU ENCORE SCREENING

Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own. Musically, the masterful score is in the sure hands of Met Music Director James Levine. Soprano Marlis Petersen has excited audiences around the world with her portrayal of the tourde-force title role, in this wild journey of love, obsession, and death. Susan Graham joins a winning cast, including Daniel Brenna and Johan Reuter.

www.metopera.og/liveinhd Image: Kristian Schuller / Metropolitan Opera

Tickets Full: £17.50 Concessions: £15.50 Performance Time 6pm

MEMBERS £3.50 OFF

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NOVEMBER

SAT 28

WONDERLAND

Similarly to Jersey Opera House, 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, one of the great works of children’s literature, by Lewis Carroll. To celebrate this milestone, 13 of the world’s most renowned composers have been commissioned to write Wonderland, a short piece inspired by each of the book’s 12 chapters and preface. Performed in order, the narrative will be told through music. Local actor Andrew Davey will narrate, accompanied by violinist Matthew Trusler and pianist Ashley Wass. 48

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A set of bespoke illustrations will be screened during the performance, along with some of the original drawings by John Tenniel. Appealing to all age groups, Wonderland is a reflection of the enduring popularity of the original book. www.cliveconwayproductions.com

Tickets Stalls: £19.50 Dress: £22.50 Concessions: £2 Off Performance Time 8pm

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AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH

RUSSELL WATSON UP CLOSE & PERSONAL

Christmas is coming early this year as Russell Watson performs two exclusive concerts, Up Close & Personal.

Local choirs Holmchase singers and Progressive School of Music will perform with Russell on Friday and Saturday respectively.

One of the world’s most prominent classical cross-over artists and winner of no less than four classical BRITS, Russell has performed in front of Her Majesty The Queen, former US President Bill Clinton, European Prime Ministers, Middle Eastern Sultans, and the late Pope John Paul II at The Vatican.

He sings like “Pavarotti, and

The English tenor, who famously overcame two life-threatening brain tumours, has collaborated with Pavarotti, Lionel Richie, Michael Bolton, Lulu, Sarah Brightman, Meatloaf and Mel B to name but a few. Now hear ‘The Voice’ as you’ve never heard him before.

DECEMBER

FRI 4 & SAT 5

entertains like Sinatra

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DECEMBER

SUN 6

THE PERFECT FURLOUGH (STRICTLY FOR PLEASURE, 1958) FILM SCREENING

According to the Jersey Evening Post from Monday 15th of December, 1958:

Janet Leigh, returns to Jersey Opera House as a part of our 150th anniversary celebrations.

“It’s always sad when a cinema closes, and when it is an old-established theatre like the Opera House, it is even sadder. This week is the last in the career of the Opera House and its swansong is marked by a special pre-release of Strictly for Pleasure.”

Let us bring you the memories of the Opera House cinema with 1950s prices!

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Tickets 3 shillings / 15p Performance Time 5:30pm


DECEMBER

TUE 8

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVES:

JANE EYRE Image: Nadav Kander

LIVE SCREENING

Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart. This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë’s masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic last year, when

the story was performed over two evenings. Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance. www.ntlive.com

Tickets Full: £13.50 Concessions: £12 Performance Time 7pm

MEMBERS £1.50 OFF

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DECEMBER

FRI 11 & SAT 12

TC AND JACK HIGGINS PRODUCTIONS PRESENT:

CABARET AT CHRISTMAS

AN AMATEUR PRODUCTION IN THE STUDIO

As you sit at decorated tables with mulled wine and mince pies in the Jersey Opera House studio, enjoy some of Jersey’s top performers as they sing and dance their way through the great American and British songbook. All the greats from Cole Porter & Noel Coward to Lloyd Webber and beyond. Film songs, show songs, love songs, comedy songs, novelty songs and more! Showing over two weekends, this promises to be a convivial evening of great music and festive cheer. Tis the season to be jolly! 52

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Compiled by Tessa Coleman and directed by Jane Wakeham. Profits to Help the Aged.

ALSO PERFORMED ON FRI 18 & SAT 19 DECEMBER

Tickets Full: £14 Concessions: £12.50 Performance Time 7:45pm


OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

ANDY PARSONS:

LIVE & UNLEASHED - BUT NATURALLY CAUTIOUS

DECEMBER

SAT 12

Hysterical “live show.

Andy Parsons is on fire The Mirror

A merciless, “Swiftian dissection. Bubbling over with righteous and very funny indignation The Times

With four sell out national tours, three DVD releases and a special for Comedy Central, the star of BBC2’s Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo is back on the road with his brand new tour. As well as enjoying huge success as a writer and performer on television, radio and stage, the lead writer behind the hugely influential Spitting Image has also appeared on QI (BBC2), The Politics Show (BBC1), Newsnight (BBC2), Saturday Live (ITV) and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala At The O2. www.andyparsons.co.uk @MrAndyParsons

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DEC/JAN

FRI 18 - SAT 2

THE JERSEY GREEN ROOM CLUB PRESENTS

DICK WHITTINGTON AN AMATEUR PRODUCTION

Dick Whittington tells the rags to riches story of a young man and his cat on an exciting adventure seeking fame and fortune, but will Queen Rat thwart his plans or will the Spirit

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of the Bells save the day? All will be revealed in this magical pantomime. Christmas isn’t Christmas without a visit to the Jersey Green Room Panto! Dates: Matinée: 2:30pm Dec: Sat 19th Sun 20th Sat 26th Sun 27th Mon 28th Jan: Fri 1st Sat 2nd Evening: 7:30pm Dec: Fri 18th Sat 19th Mon 21st Tue 22nd Wed 23rd Mon 28th Tue 29th Wed 30th No Shows: Thu 24th, Fri 25th & Thu 31st December


JANUARY

SAT 16

MET OPERA:

BIZET’S LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES LIVE SCREENING

Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years. Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful Hindu priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her hand. Her suitors are tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, who sing the lilting duet Au fond du temple saint, which opera fans know and adore. Director Penny Woolcock explores the timeless themes of pure love, betrayal, and vengeance in a production that vividly creates an undersea world on stage.

Conductor Gianandrea Noseda brings his romantic flair to the lush score from the composer of Carmen.

www.metopera.og/liveinhd Image: Kristian Schuller / Metropolitan Opera

Tickets Full: £17.50 Concessions: £15.50 Performance Time 5:55pm

MEMBERS £3.50 OFF

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JANUARY

FRI 22 - SUN 24

WITH FULL LIVE ORCHESTRA

and “aAuthority classical purity

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MEMBERS Tickets £10 OFF Tickets Stalls: £44 ?? Dress: £41.00-£46.50 Performance Time Upper: £28.50-£34.00 ?? Concessions: £2 off


THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT Under the direction of Marina Medvetskaya, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet has won plaudits across Russia, Scandinavia and the United States.

JANUARY

FRI 22 - SUN 24

Jersey audiences now have the opportunity to experience the superb artistry of this acclaimed company on its first UK tour, complete with full live orchestra. Combining classical training and technique with the best-loved Russian ballets, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet’s performances have an air of magic, along with outstanding soloists who will take your breath away.

FRI 22 & SAT 23 JAN

SWAN LAKE EVES: 7:30PM  SAT MATINÉE: 3PM Swan Lake is Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece; a tragic tale of love and betrayal with an instantly recognisable score.

SUN 24 JAN

THE NUTCRACKER MATINÉE: 4PM The Nutcracker is a delightfully festive tale, and the perfect introduction to ballet, as Clara is whisked away on a fairy tale adventure by her Nutcracker prince.

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JERSEY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Starring: Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)

Saturday 30th January 2016 A concert of well known music from the movies starring the renowned cellist Leonard Elschenbroich. Programme includes: Dvorak – Cello Concerto (Witches of Eastwick) Dukas – Sorcerer's Apprentice (Fantasia) Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries (Apocalypse Now)

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