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January- may2012 EVENTS GUIDE www.jerseyoperahouse.co.uk BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115

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joh new facilities OH! CAFÉBAR Since opening its doors in November, OH! Cafébar has brought the theatre alive during the day. Open from 8am until late, Monday to Saturday (and Sundays when shows are on), the fully licensed, rebranded eatery serves up an extensive menu of hot and cold dishes. So whether it’s breakfast on the go, a light lunch, a business meeting snack, a pre-show supper or a post work drink, OH! Cafébar is a venue where you can unwind while life’s dramas go on around you. PERFORMANCE & EVENTS STUDIO With a sprung wooden dance floor, mirrored wall, theatre lighting and black surround drapes, this multifunctional, interchangeable space is available to hire for small-scale performances, dance and exercise classes, workshops, parties and corporate events. NEW UPPER BAR This refurbished bar services the Upper Circle of the theatre and is the perfect venue for a drink in between performances or after work. Finished with comfortable, stylish furnishings and with a capacity for 150 people, it’s a versatile space for private functions, which JOH’s in-house team can cater for on request with a selection of bespoke canapés. For more information about any of our new facilities please contact marketing@ jerseyoperahouse.co.uk 2


2011 - What a year for Jersey Opera House! A new performance studio, upper bar, administration offices and a revamped, rebranded cafébar; all in less than a year’s work for Jersey Opera House. It’s been a busy and productive 2011 for the theatre. Funding was approved by the States of Jersey’s Fiscal Stimulus Fund early in the year and our refurbishment programme began in April. We kept the theatre open for business and disruption was kept to a minimum despite the extensive building works. The project was completed in just 28 weeks, on time and on budget, and we are thrilled with the results!

in March will certainly be a highlight with two separate productions of Giselle and Romeo & Juliet. We have also got loads of laughs lined up with comedians Omid Djalili in January and Jon Richardson and Count Arthur Strong in March, plus Guilty Pleasures in May. We are particularly proud to be bringing over our first piece of theatre for a few years; Our Country’s Good is on in February and shouldn’t be missed!

The rebranded OH! Cafébar is certainly buzzing since it opened. The kitchen is now four times the size, which is reflected in our extended daytime and evening menus, not to mention our in-house catering services. The pièce de résistance for us is the new performance studio and events space. It’s been a vision for a longtime to have such a facility and the possibilities are endless for us now in terms of hiring the space to touring shows, local companies and groups, as well as using it for in-house performances, workshops and the new Children’s Drama School, which we are launching in early 2012. (See back page for more details).

The lineup of Metropolitan Opera screenings is even more impressive this season, kick starting in January with Plácido Domingo as Neptune in The Enchanted Island. Then don’t forget the National Theatre Live screenings – one to watch out for is Lenny Henry in The Comedy of Errors in March.

We’ve got a jam-packed season ahead with top notch shows scheduled every month until May. The Moscow City Ballet

Jasmine Hendry Theatre Director

We look forward to seeing you here in the very near future!

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The Met Opera: The Enchanted Island

Sun 22nd Jan


Omid Djalili

Tues 24 & Wed 25


Viennese Gala

Sat 28 Jan



The Lion in Winter

Wed 1st - Sat 4


NT Live: Travelling Light

Thurs 9


The Met Opera: Wagner’s Gotterdammerung

Sat 11


The Wind in the Willows

Mon 13 & Tues 14


Our Country’s Good

Tue 21 - Sat 25


The Met Opera: Verdi’s Ernani

Sun 26



National Dance Company Wales

Thurs 1 Fri 2


NTLive: The Comedy of Errors


Jersey Young Musician of the Year Final Sat 3


Jon Richardson

Sun 4


Moscow City Ballet’s Giselle and Romeo & Juliet

Thurs 8 - Sun 11


Count Arthur Strong

Tues 13


Viva Santana

Sat 17


The Circus of Horrors: The Ventriloquist

Thurs 22 - Sat 24


Carousel School of Dance

Tues 27 - Sat 31




Jersey Green Room Club/ JOH Workshops

Wed 4 - Sun 15 Mon 16


NTLive: She Stoops to Conquer


The Met Opera: Manon

Wed 18


Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

Sat 21


Scottish Dance Theatre

Wed 25


The Met Opera: Verdi’s La Traviata

Thurs 26


And Finally... Phil Collins

Sat 28



Guilty Pleasures

Wed 16 - Sat 19


How to book


How to find us


JOH Digital, OH! Cafébar Art & JOH Membership


Children’s Drama School & Theatre Tokens


sun 22

THE ENCHANTED ISLAND new production Encore Screening In one extraordinary new work, lovers of Baroque opera have it all: the world’s best singers, glorious music of the Baroque masters, and a story drawn from Shakespeare. In The Enchanted Island, the lovers from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are shipwrecked on his otherworldly island of The Tempest. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, and a new libretto by Jeremy Sams. Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast with David Daniels (Prospero) and Joyce DiDonato (Sycorax) as the formidable foes, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban. Lisette Oropesa and Anthony Roth Costanzo play Miranda and Ferdinand. The dazzling production is directed and designed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (Satyagraha and the Met’s 125 anniversary gala). Approximate running time: 3 hours, 35 minutes

Tickets Adults £17.50 Concessions £15 Performance Time 5pm 6




tues 24-wed 25

omid djalili

Tour of Duty

Multi Award-winning stand-up, television and movie star, Omid Djalili is back with his brand new comedy show. A firm favourite at the Edinburgh Festival with his legendary performances, Omid’s stand-up awards include: ’Time Out Award’ - for Best Stand-Up, the ‘EMMA Award’ and he was a ‘South Bank Award’ nominee as well as being a ‘Perrier Award’ nominee. Omid was the winner of the “Best Actor” Award for his lead performance in The Infidel at the Turin Film Festival (won the previous year by Bill Murray). The Infidel also picked up a Loaded LAFTA award for “Funniest film” and Omid was short listed for the “Peter Sellers Award” at the ‘London Evening Standard British Film Awards’.

Right now, the Iranian Djalili is probably one of the most subversive, let alone funniest, comedians around. The Guardian To carve yourself out a career as the thinking person’s Iranian comedian in this political climate takes a fine brain and a masterful way with the audience. There is no question that Omid Djalili possesses both The Sunday Times www.omidnoagenda.com

Tickets £20.00 Performance Time 8pm

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sat 28

Viennese New Year Gala Presented by Music in Action

Jersey Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Daniel Cohen Soloists include: Anna Smith – BBC Symphony Programme includes: Blue Danube Waltz Radetzky March Tales from the Vienna Woods Champagne Polka Mozart Symphony no 40 Schubert “Rosamunde” Waltz back in time to the glittering ballrooms of 19th Century Vienna with a magical mix of music, song & dance by Johann Strauss and celebrated Viennese composers. Israeli Opera House star Daniel Cohen conducts the Jersey Chamber Orchestra performing popular favourites including ‘The Blue Danube Waltz’, and ‘Radetzky March’ as well as uplifting pieces by Viennese composers Mozart and Schubert. www.musicjersey.com

Tickets Adults £10- £32 Students £10 Children £5 Performance Time 8pm Pre show talk 7pm 8


Guaranteed to put a “smile on your face and a spring in your step ”


WED 1 - sat 4

the lion in winter by James Goldman Amateur Production

JACK HIGGINS PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS (IN AID OF JERSEY HOSPICE) THE LION IN WINTER BY JAMES GOLDMAN Sibling rivalry, sexual politics and highoctane power games - just a typical family Christmas! Well it is for the Plantagenet’s in 1183. When Henry ll invites his estranged wife, Queen Eleanor, plus his three sons, his mistress and the King of France to join him for the festive season, his castle turns into a war zone as the combatants battle with words and deeds over who should succeed Henry as King of England. James Goldman’s great historical drama has echoes of King Lear with Noel Coward penning some of the dialogue! At once a very modern yet period piece with razor sharp quips, veiled emotions and Machiavellian intrigue. Immortalised in the Oscar-winning film with Katherine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole, Jack Higgins Productions now brings Goldman’s original masterpiece to the Jersey stage. Directed by Jacqui Audrain ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES DONATED TO JERSEY HOSPICE THROUGHOUT THE RUN

Tickets Adults £12.50 Concessions £11.50 Performance Time 7.30pm Gala Night 7pm Wed 1st Feb Champagne reception

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thur 9

travelling light A new play by Nicholas Wright national theatre live Screening

How had a 22 year old pretentious layabout made a discovery that would elude every other cinematic pioneer for years to come? In a remote village in Eastern Europe, around 1900, the young Motl Mendl is entranced by the flickering silent images on his father’s cinematograph. Bankrolled by Jacob, the ebullient local timber merchant, and inspired by Anna, the girl sent to help him make moving pictures of their village, he stumbles on a revolutionary way of story-telling. Forty years on, Motl – now a famed American film director – looks back on his early life and confronts the cost of fulfilling his dreams. Following Vincent in Brixton and The Reporter, Nicholas Wright’s new play is a funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood’s golden age. The award-winning Antony Sher – whose previous work with the National Theatre includes Primo and Stanley – returns to play Jacob.

Tickets Adults £12.50 Concessions £11 Performance Time 7pm 10




Götterdämmerung The Met live in HD


sat 11

new production live Screening

www.metoperafamily.org/ With its cataclysmic climax, the Met’s new Ring cycle, directed by Robert Lepage, comes to its resolution. Deborah Voigt stars as Brünnhilde and Jay Hunter Morris is Siegfried—the

Tickets Adults £17.50 Concessions £15 Performance Time 5pm star-crossed lovers doomed by fate. Fabio Luisi conducts. Approximate running time: 6 hours

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tue 13 - wed 14

the wind in the willows

Riverbank Productions presents a lively, musical version of the classic tale The Wind in The Willows. The story of Toad, Mole, Badger and Ratty is brought to life by four talented actors. All the family will love this exciting production featuring new, original, catchy songs, puppets and lots of visual humour. Come on an adventure of a lifetime with the fearless foursome and try to stop the nasty weasels from taking over Toad Hall! www.riverbankproductions.co.uk 12


Tickets Adults £10.50 Children: £8.50 Family Tickets: £33 (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children) Performance Time 11am & 2pm


tues 21- Sat 25

OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD Produced by The Original Theatre Company Australia. 1788. A British ship arrives with a cargo of soldiers and convicts transported abroad for their country’s good. As the soldiers struggle to impose order on the outcasts of the old society, a benevolent governor seizes on the notion of a play. In the shadow of the gallows and the gum tree, the convicts gather under the direction of 2nd Lieutenant Ralph Clarke and rehearsals begin for The Recruiting Officer. Based on real events, Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Olivier award-winning modern classic is an inspiring tale of the transforming power of theatre. This is a major touring revival produced by the acclaimed Original Theatre Company starring The House of Eliott’s Aiden Gillett and The Bill’s Philip Whitchurch.’ For information on Student and Public Works contact marketing@ jerseyoperahouse.co.uk

www.originaltheatre.com Tickets Stalls £17-£18 Dress Circle £20-£22 Upper Circle £14-15 School price £10 Concessions £2 Performance Time 8pm Wed Matinee 2:30pm

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sun 26

verdi’s ernani

The Met live in HD ENCORE Screening

www.metoperafamily.org/ Angela Meade takes centre stage in Verdi’s thrilling early gem. Marcello Giordani is her mismatched lover, and all-star Verdians Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto round out the cast. Approximate running time: 3 hours, 50 minutes

Tickets Adults £17.50 Concessions £15 Performance Time 6pm



national dance Pure company “contemporary genius ” wales


thur 1

The Guardian

National Dance Company Wales makes a welcome return to Jersey Opera House with a ravishing and entrancing triple bill of international work. This programme pushes the Company’s 12 dancers to the limit revealing both their supreme talent and individuality. World-famous choreographer Ohad Naharin contrasts a hypnotic female duet set to Ravel’s famous music in B/olero with a ceremonial dance encapsulating the physicality of the five male dancers in Black Milk. Itzik Galili, renowned for creating passionate and dynamic choreography, returns with another new commission after delighting audiences with Romance Inverse in spring 2010 while Phantoms Of Us is a powerful new work from Eleesha Drennan, accompanied by evocative visuals from artist Sue Williams. Artists and photographers are invited to sketch or photograph the dancers in a special Open Class on Thursday 1st March. Student and Public Workshops are also available on Wednesday 29th February. Contact: marketing@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk or (01534) 511109.

www.ndcwales.co.uk/ Tickets Stalls £14 £16 Dress Circle £17 £19 Upper Circle £11 £13 School Price £8 Concession £2 off Performance Time 8pm BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115



fri 2

the comedy of errors by William Shakespeare nT live ENCORE Screening A contemporary staging of Shakespeare’s furiously paced comedy, with renowned British comedian Lenny Henry playing Antipholus of Syracuse. Two sets of twins separated at birth collide in the same city for one crazy day, as multiple mistaken identities lead to confusion on a grand scale. And for no one more so than Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio who, in search of their brothers, arrive in a land entirely foreign to their distant home. A buzzing metropolis, to the outsiders it appears a place of wonderment and terror, where baffling gifts and unexplained hostilities abound. Consistently recognised by strangers, the visitors question their very selves as the turmoil escalates. Meanwhile, Aegeon, father to the Antipholus twins, has been captured searching for his sons and, as an illegal immigrant, is sentenced to death at sunset.

Tickets Adults £12.50 Concessions £11 Performance Time 7pm 16



Jersey Young Musician of the Year 2012 Final

The Twentieth Final of this fiercely fought annual competition, sponsored once again by PwC and organised by the Jersey Instrumental Service, returns to the Jersey Opera House. It will showcase the very best of Jersey’s young strings, woodwind, brass, percussion and keyboard players in a programme that promises an extraordinarily high standard of performance. A night that illustrates the wealth of musical talent that can be found in our small island community.


sat 3

Tickets Adults ÂŁ5.00 Students FREE Performance Time 7pm

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sun 4

JON RICHARDSON Funny Magnet UK Tour 2012 Due to an overwhelming public demand, the brilliant Jon Richardson is back on tour in 2012. The new host of Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week, team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and best-selling author will be taking his show, Funny Magnet across the UK from March 2012. Discussing the everyday items that have a profound effect on his outlook, Funny Magnet sees Jon working his pessimism with some hilarious consequences, and as always with his loveable vivacious delivery. Away from stand-up Jon is massively in demand for television and radio appearances. His recent TV credits include; 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Stand Up For The Week (Channel 4), Have I Got News For You (BBC ONE), Live At The Apollo (BBC1), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC ONE), Channel 4’s Comedy Gala Live At The 02 and Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC TWO).

Sublimely “brilliant, stunning… a comic right on the verge of greatness. If you haven’t seen him yet get your finger out and sort it Time Out

His highly anticipated first self-penned book, ‘It’s Not Me It’s You’, is out now! See www.offthekerb.co.uk and www.jonrichardsoncomedy.com



Tickets £15 Performance Time 8pm

moscow city ballet


thur 8 - sun 11


Giselle Romeo & Juliet Moscow City Ballet is one of Russia’s most successful and popular touring ballet companies, highly admired for its distinctive style, exciting choreography and exceptionally gifted dancers. The company’s 30 piece orchestra will provide a dramatic soundtrack to these two magical ballets. Giselle - Thurs & Fri Giselle is the quintessential story of unrequited love. Giselle, an innocent young village girl, loves to dance in spite of the uncertainty of a weak heart, and enjoys a simple life in her village. The ballet follows her through tender romance, betrayal, heartbreak, death and the afterlife, as she ultimately saves the life of a man who has betrayed her.

Romeo & Juliet - Sat & SUN The world’s most famous love story Romeo and Juliet is set to Prokofiev’s dramatic score, a masterpiece of 20th century music. In Victor Smirnov-Golovanov’s powerful production, all the hustle and bustle of renaissance Verona is brought to life. The ballet follows the fate of the star-crossed teenage lovers from their first meeting to their untimely and tragic deaths.

Tickets Stalls: £39.50 £45 Dress Circle: £39.50 £45 Upper Circle: £29.50 £35 Concessions: £2 off Performance Times Giselle - Thurs & Fri 7:30pm Romeo & Juliet - Sat 3pm & 8pm, Sun 3pm www.moscowcityballet.info

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tues 13

count arthur strong evokes huge belly-laughs throughout “hisHesuperb 90 minute set-piece. ” Jersey Opera House has played host to countless comedians down the years, but perhaps none quite so bizarre, leftfield, outrageous or contagiously funny as Count Arthur Strong. Impossible to pigeon-hole, Count Arthur Strong has earned cult status first on Radio 2, then at the Edinburgh Fringe and latterly via his Sony Award winning series on Radio 4. If you didn’t know already, Count Arthur Strong is a fading music hall artist who is now reduced to appearing, for example, on his own Doncaster Cable TV cookery programme, though he believes he is a big star, and continually reminisces about his past and show-business pals. He is a walking, shouting, shambolic wreck of a man; an old curmudgeon with few saving graces and even fewer social skills. He evokes huge belly-laughs throughout his superb 90 minute set-piece. Enjoy it for what it is – a comic master-class that only comes round once in a while. www.komedia.co.uk



Tickets Adults £15 Performance Time 8pm


sat 17

viva santana When they made “Carlos Santana, someone forgot to break the mold!

This phenomenal 7 piece Latin rock explosion continues to amaze fans with their musical celebration of the legendary Carlos Santana. Over the past eleven years, the group has played to theatres and rock festivals in Europe, Cuba and of course the UK, including the prestigious London Guitar Show Wembley. Carlos Santana changed the face of Rock Music forever when he stormed Woodstock in 1969 with his own special fusion of rock, Latin, jazz and the music of Africa. This stunning two hour show features hits from his albums Santana 1, Abraxas and Moonflower and the recent Supernatural, Shaman and All that I am. The current line-up of musicians in VivaSantana has played and toured with the likes of Roger Daltrey and Joan Armatrading. They effortlessly recreate the moods, sounds and atmosphere of Santana’s music with passion, heart, soul and chilling accuracy. www.vivasantana.com

Tickets £20 Performance Time 8pm

VivaSantana - much “more than a tribute, it’s a supernatural experience!!

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Thur 22-Sat 24

the CIRCUS OF HORRORS The Ventriloquist

Tickets Stalls £23 £25 Dress Circle £24.50 £27.50 Upper Circle £14 £18 Concessions £2 off Thurs eve & Fri/ Sat 6pm shows Performance Time Thurs 8pm Fri & Sat 6pm & 9pm

The show “that rocked

Britain’s Got Talent!

Imagine if Quentin Tarantino had directed Cirque du Soleil and you wouldn’t even come close. Dr Haze rolls into town with his Vampire Vaudeville show, featuring hair hanging beauties, twisted contortionists, flying aerialists, demon dwarf, gyrating jugglers, voodoo warriors, pickled people, sword swallowers and its latest and greatest new found star The Ventriloquist. With a brilliant and awe-inspiring supporting cast, The Circus of Horrors 22


features some of the greatest, most bizarre and beautiful circus acts on earth. Where else can you see a daredevil swallowing a lit neon tube, a trapeze artist performing while hanging from her partner’s hair or a contortionist twisting her body while firing a long bow arrow from her feet? Do not miss this most sinister, sensational and chilling tale of The Ventriloquist. Not suitable for Children under 16yrs old. www.circusofhorrors.co.uk

Carousel school of dance

Tickets Adults £14 Concessions £12 2 for 1 on Tues Eve Performance Time 7:30pm 2:30pm Sat matinee


tue 27 - sat 31

Amateur Production

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thur 4 - sun 15

jersey green room club Amateur Production

Members of the Jersey Green Room Club will be performing their Spring Show at Jersey Opera House from Thursday 4th to Sunday 15th April. At time of print, the show was still undecided. Please check Jersey Green Room Club publicity and our website www.jerseyoperahouse.co.uk for further details.

JOH Workshops School and Public Workshops are available this season at Jersey Opera House from the following companies:

Our Country’s Good Student and Public Workshops will be available from Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23rd February

National Dance Company Wales Leap into a Student or Public Workshop on 29th February!

Scottish Dance Theatre SDT will host School & Public Workshops on Tuesday 24th April For more information and prices contact: marketing@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk or call (01534) 511 109 24



mon 16

she stoops to conquer by Oliver Goldsmith encore Screening

One of the great, generous-hearted and ingenious comedies of the English language, Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer offers a celebration of chaos, courtship and the dysfunctional family. “To come to my house, to call for what he likes, to turn me out of my own chair, to insult the family, to order his servants to get drunk, and then to tell me, “This house is mine, sir”. By all that’s impudent it makes me laugh.” Hardcastle, a man of substance, looks forward to acquainting his daughter with his old pal’s son with a view to marriage.

However, thanks to playboy Lumpkin, he is mistaken for an innkeeper by his prospective son-in-law, Marlow, who also assumes his daughter is the local barmaid. The good news is, while Marlow can barely speak to a woman of quality, he’s a charmer with those of a different stamp. And so, as Hardcastle’s indignation intensifies, Miss Hardcastle’s appreciation for her misguided suitor soars. Misdemeanours multiply, love blossoms, mayhem ensues.

Tickets Adults £12.50 Concessions £11 Performance Time 7pm


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XXX 18 wed

Massenet’s Manon new production encore Screening Anna Netrebko’s dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine in Laurent Pelly’s new production travels to the Met from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot also star, with the Met’s Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium.

Tickets Adults £17.50 Concessions £15 Performance Time 6pm

Approximate running time: 4 hours, 5 minutes

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men are from mars, women are from venus One thing is certain; men and women live on two different planets. Everyone has been confronted with, or irritated by, incomprehensible behaviour on the part of the opposite sex. Why is this?

key to understanding the opposite sex. Thanks to this show, we are finally going to understand how to turn these differences into a source of complicity rather than conflict.


sat 21

“Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus”, one of the world’s bestselling books, has been translated into more than 40 languages with 50 million copies printed worldwide.

The answer lies in this witty one man show based on John Gray’s educational best-selling book by the same title. Laughter comes from all sides, elbow nudges are inevitable, people exchange knowing looks and shoulders move closer together as the narrator takes us through everyday situations, why they are so frustrating and what we can do to make them better. We end up laughing at ourselves, our partners and our relatives, and above all we obtain the

Tickets Stalls: £16 Dress Circle: £18 Upper Circle: £15 Performance Time 8pm

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wed 25

scottish dance theatre Scottish Dance Theatre (SDT), Scotland’s national contemporary dance company, performs an evening of stunning works. The programme includes the new group work Pavlova’s Dogs, by Rachel Lopez de la Nieta (Dog Kennel Hill Project). An experiment in watching dance Pavlova’s Dogs is inspired by Pavlov’s theory and Lopez de la Neita’s interest in the humour you can find in the absurdity of human behaviour. My Sweet Little Fur, by Israeli choreographer Idan Cohen, is a solo that presents a dialogue between a man and the hounds residing in him. An intelligent piece arousing questions about cultural behaviours opposite animalistic ones.



Tickets Stalls: £14 £16 Dress Circle: £17 £19 Upper Circle: £11 £13 School Price: £8 Concessions: £2 off Performance Time 8pm

Drift, by James Wilton is an ‘impressively powerful’ (ballet.co.uk) duet exploring loneliness and closeness, absolute commitment and high risk trust. A brooding and explosive work which delights audiences with the daring surprises the dancers throw at each other. Love Games by SDT dancer Joan Clevillé is both playful and powerful. Audiences will be treated to the choreographic skill and talent coming from within the company. www.scottishdancetheatre.com School dance workshops and separate Artist & Photographers Classes are available on Tues 24th For more information, please call (01534) 511 109

verdi’s la traviata


thur 26


encore Screening Natalie Dessay will put on the red dress in Willy Decker’s stunning production, in her first Violetta at the Met. Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium. Approximate running time: 3 hours, 5 minutes

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



sat 28

and finally... phil collins Both Sides Tour 2012 Presented by Talon Music Ltd in association with Sussudio UK Starring: ‘Stars In Your Eyes’ grand finalist Pete Bultitude and featuring The Sussudio UK Ten Piece Orchestra and Singers.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the complete Phil Collins performance, which accurately recreates one of his most successful tours.

Following in the footsteps and massive box office success of ‘Talon – The Best of Eagles’ comes ‘And Finally...Phil Collins’. In 2012 ‘And Finally... Phil Collins’ brilliantly recreates the ‘Both Sides Tour’ of 1994 adding new songs such as... ‘I Don’t Care Anymore’, ‘Survivors’, ‘Rain Down On Me’, ‘Can’t Turn Back The Years’, and ‘Both Sides Of The Story’, in addition to all the classic hits... ‘In The Air Tonight’, ‘Sussudio’, ‘Easy Lover’ and many more... This two hour plus spectacular features a superb line-up of world class musicians and singers including the awesome ‘And Finally…Horns.’ 30


Tickets £20.00 Performance Time 8pm

Produced by Chris Lloyd, Peter Anderson & Tim Harper www.andfinally-philcollins. co.uk


wed 16-sat 19

guilty pleasures

From The Producers of The Naked Truth

“A Raunchy Comedy” Written with the express permission of all you women! Guilty Pleasures is the next “laugh out loud” comedy play from the producers of the UK Smash Hit Comedy: The Naked Truth.

Set in a “ladies only” health spa, this riotous play follows the comedic misadventures of GC – the bold and brazen spa owner, and his hilarious staff of fantasy men, with their sizzling spa specials! Fun ensues as they try to fulfil the special requests of their demanding female clients, but when things start to get out of control, will they escape unscathed? With an all Star Cast including: Eastenders Mark Bannerman as Hunky Heartthrob Gordon alongside CJ De Mooi (Eggheads) as passionate intellectual Simon. As all their various stories unfold and unravel, you share their laughter and tears in this hilarious production with a bittersweet edge: “Your pleasure is their business” Probably the funniest and sauciest play to hit the UK stage since The Naked Truth. This play is “Satisfaction Guaranteed” Adults Only (may contain some slight male nudity-if you’re lucky enough to sit in the right seats) Supporting the Everyman Cancer Charities Written by Ron Aldridge Directed by Stephen Leatherland


Tickets Wed & Thurs: Stalls - £15.50 - £16.50 Dress Circle - £17.50 - £19.50 Upper Circle - £11.50-£13.50 Fri & Sat: Stalls - £17.50-£18.50 Dress Circle - £19.50 - 21.50 Upper Circle - £13.50-£15.50 Sat Matinee - £15 Concessions £2 off Performance Time Wed - Fri 8pm, Sat 5:30pm & 8:30pm BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115


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! Tel: (01534) 511 115 Email: boxoffice@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk Online Buy tickets at www.jerseyoperahouse. co.uk Please note that there is a nonrefundable transactional fee per ticket for booking online. Snail Mail Tickets can be posted for an extra charge of 50p. Booking Ts & Cs • J ersey Opera House does not offer refunds unless in 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. • C  oncessions are for children under 12, students, senior citizens and HIE recipients, unless otherwise stated. • R  eservations are held for a maximum of one week before being released for general sale. • W  e reserve the right to change the cast without prior notification. • W  e reserve the right to refuse admission. • L  atecomers may not be allowed access to the auditorium until a suitable point in the performance. For a full list of our terms and conditions, please contact Box Office.


Jersey Opera House, Gloucester Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3QR

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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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news JOH GOES DIGITAL You will probably already know about our website www.jerseyoperahouse. co.uk Now we also have our own JOH dedicated social media pages – ‘like’ us on facebook.com/jerseyoperahouse or follow us on twitter @JerOperaHouse so you’re always informed about what’s going on at Jersey Opera House. Likewise OH! Cafébar has got in on the act too and has its very own social media presence. It’s the quickest and cheapest way for us to contact you so help us be sociable! In 2012, we are introducing a monthly email to keep you updated on what’s going on at JOH. Our emails will be packed full of information about our forthcoming shows, offers and news and will be a great way for us to be in regular contact with our customers. To do that though we need your email address! If we don’t have it already, please email your details to boxoffice@ jerseyoperahouse.co.uk with EMAIL as the subject. We really hope you’ll sign up! OH! Now That’s Art! OH! Cafébar isn’t just a great place to grab a bite to eat, it’s also an art gallery. The walls of the new eatery are a dedicated exhibition space for local artists and photographers to showcase their work. Photographer Stepahane Gimenez is the first of our exhibitors. Passionate about photography, this is his first exhibition, which will be in situ in OH! Cafébar for 34


all to see until the end of January. www.stephdejersey.com

If you’re interested in having an exhibition at OH! Cafébar, contact marketing@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk MEMBERSHIP Get Friendly Become a ‘Friend of Jersey Opera House’ and get more out of your involvement with the theatre. For a small annual membership fee, your donation will go towards supporting Jersey Opera House and helping to ensure that the theatre has a brighter, long-term future for all island communities to enjoy. Both individual and joint memberships are available; John Nettles OBE is patron of the Friends Club so you’ll be in good company! Show Business Equally, if your company would like to offer its support then there is a number of different corporate membership and sponsorship opportunities’ available. Contact admin@jerseyoperahouse. co.uk for more details.

CHILDREN’S DRAMA SCHOOL New for 2012, JOH is launching its very own children’s drama school. Held in our new performance studio, classes will be available on Saturday mornings for five to seven year olds from 10:00-11:00am and for seven to ten year olds from 11:30am12:45pm. More details coming soon but if you really can’t wait call (01534) 511 100!

theatre tokens Stuck about what to buy for the prefect present for Christmas, a birthday or an anniversary? Theatre tokens could be just the ticket! These unique theatre gift vouchers, available from the Box Office, can be used at over 240 venues including Jersey Opera House and

all of London’s West End theatres. Let your friends and family enjoy a night out at a show of their choice at a time that suits them. Available in denominations of £5, £10 and £20 and presented in a wallet, Theatre Tokens are a great gift as they never expire!

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Don’t be a no-show! Whether breakfast on the go, a light lunch, a pre-show dinner or post-work drinks… Be seen at Jersey Opera House’s new cafébar! 2 Courses - £13.50 3 Courses - £14.95.

Tel: (01534) 511 106 Mob: 07700 711 106 Gloucester Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3QR www.jerseyoperahouse.co.uk

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