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JAN - MAY2014 EVENTS GUIDE

JERSEY OPERA HOUSE

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

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PLAY YOUR PART

In 2014 we’re asking you to Play Your Part and support the local arts. It’s been tough times for the industry these past few years, particularly for theatres in the UK and, while we always remain positive, we do rely on your help. There are so many ways in which you can be involved with Jersey Opera House; support the shows, become a member, be a sponsor, volunteer as a steward, leave a legacy, hire our event facilities or simply dine at OH! Cafébar.

We are confident that 2014 is going to be a show-stopper of a year at your premier theatre. We have plenty in store including the Moscow City Ballet and accompanying live orchestra, Suggs, Ruby Wax, comedians Russell Kane and Jason Manford, and new seasons from the Met Opera and National Theatre Live with the live début screening of War Horse. As you will no doubt know, today we offer far more than just shows. We host workshops and Children’s Drama Classes in our studio, corporate and private functions in our new and improved venue spaces, and we can now boast an award-winning Head Chef on our Catering Team. So don’t be a no-show. Let’s see you here in 2014! Jasmine Hendry Theatre Director

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ENCOURAGING BOARD KIDS Following the popularity of our term-time Children’s Drama Classes for 5 to 7 and 8 to 10 year olds, we are now looking to get 11 to 13 year olds treading the boards! The price will be the same, £75 for ten classes, so if you’re interested to know more please email admin@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk Hurry though as places book up fast. The January 2014 intakes for the Dragons (5 to 7yrs) and the Chameleons (8 to 10yrs) are nearly full already!

APPETISING EXHIBITIONS You literally have art on a plate at OH! Cafébar thanks to the monthly exhibitions by local artists and photographers. Diners can soak up what’s showcased on the gallery walls while they tuck into something tasty at their table. Exhibition space is now booked up until June although anyone interested in exhibiting should email admin@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk Jools Holt Katarzyna Krawczyk Nikki Baudains Penny Best

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20th December 2013 - 20th February 2014 21st February - 27th March 2014 28th March - 1st May 2014 2nd May - 5th June 2014

OH! OUTSTANDING CHEF Hopefully by now you’ve already heard on the Jersey grape vine that our OH! Cafébar Head Chef Peter O’Neill won the award for Most Outstanding Chef at Highlands College. If you haven’t tried his delicious dishes we suggest you book your table now! OH! Cafébar is open for breakfast, lunch and pre-show suppers. From January 2014, enjoy two courses for £14.50 and three for £17.00. We highly recommend his signature Jersey Black Butter Crème Brulée! OH! Cafébar Tel: (01534) 511 106

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SHOW LISTINGS P7

Fighting Scared: An Evening with Robin Horsfall

P8

Sing-a-Long-a Dirty Dancing (S)

Sat 18

P9

Stephen K Amos is The Spokesman

Sat 25

P10

National Theatre Live: Coriolanus (S)

Thu 30

Fri 17

FEBRUARY

P11

Magical Mozart by Candlelight

Sat 1

P12

Comedy Concert

Sat 8

P13

Met Opera: Dvoˇrák’s Rusalka (S)

Sun 9

P14

A Night at the Movies (A)

Thu 13 - Sat 15

P15

An Evening with Peter Alliss

Sun 16

P16

Moscow City Ballet’s Swan Lake

Wed 19 - Fri 21

P17

Moscow City Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Sat 22 - Sun 23

P18

Dinosaur Zoo

Tue 25 - Thu 27

P19

National Theatre Live: War Horse (S)

Thu 27

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P20

Met Opera: Borodin’s Prince Igor (S)

Sat 1

P21

Drama Lab: Same (In The Studio) Drama Lab: Pronoun (In The Studio)

Tue 4 - Sat 8 Tue 11 - Sat 15

P22

Jason Manford: First World Problems

Tue 4 & Wed 5

P23

PwC Jersey Young Musician of the Year Final 2014

Sat 8

P24

Dancing Through Time (A)

Thu 13 - Sat 15

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P25

Met Opera: Massenet’s Werther (S)

Sun 16

P26

junk ensemble’s The Falling Song

Thu 20

P27

Jimeoin – Yes, Yes, Whatever…?!

Fri 21

P28

The Fureys & Davey Arthur

Sat 22 Tue 25 - Thu 27

P29

Dracula

P30

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Fri 28

P31

Eclipse: The Wall

Sat 29

P32

Jersey Green Room Club’s Sister Act (A) Thu 3 - Sat 12

APRIL

P33

Krapp’s Last Tape (In The Studio) Met Opera: Puccini’s La Bohème (S)

Wed 9 Sun 13

Humpty Dumpty P34  & The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes

Tue 15 & Wed 16

P35

Mark Thomas: 100 Acts of Minor Dissent Fri 25

P36

International Staff Band of The Salvation Army Sat 26

P37

Met Opera: Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte (S)

P38

Russell Kane: Smallness

P39

Sun 27

MAY

Sat 3

Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry IV Part 1 (S) Wed 14 Met Opera: Rossini’s La Cenerentola (S) Fri 16

P40

Suggs: My Life Story In Words & Music

P41

How to book / How to find us

P42

Seating plan

Sat 17

All information correct at time of going to print

(S) – Screening (A) = Amateur Production

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FIGHTING SCARED AN EVENING WITH ROBIN HORSFALL

JANUARY

FRI 17

Proudly sponsored by

Tickets Stalls: £20 Dress: £22.50 Performance Time 8pm When the SAS stormed the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980, at the end of the six day siege, Robin Horsfall shot and killed one of the terrorists. Now in a candid and insightful talk, Robin speaks about his personal odyssey from boy soldier to paratrooper. Having served three tours of duty in Northern Ireland, fought in the Falklands War and subsequently undertaken numerous counter-terrorist operations, he talks openly about his enemies, terrorists, the tough training regime of the Parachute Regiment, selection into the SAS and his own inner demons. An entertaining speaker and accomplished motivator, since leaving the SAS he has been a bodyguard for

the Al Fayed family and for Rafic Hariri, the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, as well as a Contract Soldier in Sri Lanka. After starting to study martial arts while serving in the SAS, Robin is now an instructor and runs a successful karate school business in the London area. His book “Fighting Scared” has been recently re-released on Kindle. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to The Parachute Regiment Charity. Programme for the evening: 20:00 – 21:00 Audio Visual Presentation 21:00 – 21:20 Interval 21:20 – 22:00 Q & A Session 22:00 – 22:30 Photo Signing BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115

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SAT 18

GET READY FOR THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE WITH

SING-A-LONG-A DIRTY DANCING

Tickets Full: £15.50 Concessions: £13.50 Performance Time 8pm

Join Baby and Johnny in a fun-filled screening of the1987 dance film classic where YOU are the stars of the show. With the help of your host, you can join in the Merengue Dance Class, feel your partner’s heartbeat, sing just like Lisa and make that dancing in the aisles really dirty… The evening begins with a vocal warm-up, followed by a lesson in how to use your free fun pack and some suggestions for appropriate heckles and accompanying actions. Then just sit back and watch the movie, while singing and dancing along to the on-screen action. 8

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It couldn’t be easier... or more fun! The first rule of Sing-a-long-a is THERE ARE NO RULES! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential. LET THE DANCING SET YOU FREE The producers of Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music and Sing-a-long-a Grease bring you their latest interactive film, with one of the best-loved romances of the 80’s.

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JANUARY

SAT 25

STEPHEN K AMOS IS THE SPOKESMAN

If laughter is the best medicine, then “Amos should be prescribed by the NHS for his formidable healing powers ” The warmest comic around, “able to riff off a crowd and make London Evening Standard

them feel good about themselves

The Sunday Times

SUITABLE FOR 16 YEARS + Fresh from the Edinburgh Festival, Amos is hitting the road with a brand new UK show, which has been a smash hit success across Australia and New Zealand. Expect an evening of fun, warmth, big laughs and audience interaction from the master of feel-good comedy. Amos has appeared on Live at the Apollo (BBC1), Have I Got News For You (BBC 1) and Life: An Idiot’s Guide (Radio 4) www.stephenkamos.com

Tickets £18 Performance Time 8pm

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THU 30

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE:

CORIOLANUS LIVE SCREENING

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

National Theatre Live broadcasts the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge. Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC’s The Hollow Crown) stars in the title role and Mark Gatiss (Season’s Greetings, BBC’s Sherlock) as Menenius, directed by the Donmar’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke. 10

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When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. However, he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change and, on returning from the field, Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people. www.ntlive.com


MAGICAL MOZART BY CANDLELIGHT

FEBRUARY

SAT 1

Tickets Stalls: £19.50 Dress: £21.50-£22.50 Upper:£16.50-£18.50 Performance Time 8pm

This fully-costumed show immerses us in the wonderful music and classical baroque period of one of the world’s greatest romantic composers - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

operas, such as The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi Fan Tutte, and many more beautifully sung moments from his world famous works.

With beautiful settings, costumes, lighting, and of course candles, the European Baroque Ensemble and Singers will transport you back to the lavish past. An evening of classical music and song, which includes excerpts from Mozart’s greatest

Also the European Baroque Ensemble will perform some of his most memorable pieces of music. An Evening of Mozart Masterpieces! www.theatre-productions.com

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FEBRUARY

SAT 8

AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND LAUGHTER An evening of musical fun and laughter with the Jersey Chamber Orchestra that will leave you shaking with mirth! See top local pianist Chris George playing the funniest piano concerto ever written, and hear Jersey VIPs, including Sir Phillip Bailhache, Lee Durrell and Constable Simon Crowcroft, play the toys in “The Toy Symphony”. Listen to the choir singing a selection of hilarious songs – there’s even a Sand Dance – & lots more musical clowning. A unique musical experience - all in aid of Durrell, don’t miss it! The Programme includes: Rossini Gallop – William Tell Leopold Mozart “Toy” Symphony PDQ Bach Unbegun Symphony Franz Reizenstein Concerto Popolare Moore Variations on Colonel Bogey Offenbach & Cantabile Orpheus in the Underground Mozart/Flanders & Swann An Ill Wind Luigini and others Sand Dance www.musicjersey.com 12

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Tickets Stalls: £26-£32 Dress: £26-£32 Upper: £10-£19 Concessions available Performance Time 8pm 7pm Pre-concert Talk


FEBRUARY

SUN 9

ˇ ÁK’S DVOR RUSALKA MET OPERA: ENCORE SCREENING

Soprano Renée Fleming stars as Rusalka, a mythological water sprite, in one of the most popular Czech operas based on the fairy tales of Karel Jaromír Erben and Božena Neˇmcová. Tenor Piotr Beczala stars as the Prince, Dolora Zajick is Ježibaba, and dynamic young maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium. www.metoperafamily.org

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FEBRUARY

THU 13 - SAT 15

FIRST TOWER SCHOOL OF DANCING LTD PARENTS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS

A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES AN AMATEUR PRODUCTION

F I R S T T O W E R S C H O O L O F D A N C I N G LT D PA R E N T S A S S O C I AT I O N P R E S E N T S

13th

First Tower School of

Dancing

, 14 F E B th & 1 R U A 5th RY JER SEY HO OPERA USE

A Nigh the Mo t at vies First Tower School of Dancing is proud to present a full school show, “A Night at the Movies”.

This is a dance extravaganza to showcase the amazing young talent and future stars from the school. You can expect to be transported to an exciting mix of scenes from children’s films, cult classics and feel good movies.

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PRODU CED BY NARELL E O’CO NNOR

A Night at the Movies This is Narelle O’Connor’s first production since she took over the dance school and she is very excited to be giving the pupils of First Tower the opportunity to perform at such a fantastic venue. www.firsttowerschoolofdancing.co.uk

Tickets Full: £10 Concessions: £8 Performance Times 7pm 2pm Sat Matinée


FEBRUARY

SUN 16

AN EVENING WITH

PETER ALLISS Tickets £20 Performance Time 7:30pm

When it “comes to

painting a picture with words, he’s nothing short of Rembrandt…

The Daily Telegraph

Universally known and loved for his golfing commentaries throughout the world, for millions of people Peter Alliss is ‘the Voice of Golf’.

Arnold Palmer. His retirement from international golf at the (relatively early) age of 38 led to a full-time career “on the other side of the ropes.”

Formerly a world-class golfer in his own right with eight Ryder Cup appearances and 21 professional tournaments under his belt, Peter is now best known for his commentating.

Peter once claimed that he’s a golf commentator only because he’s “there as an old player, a lover of the game and a good weaver of stories”. Modesty would prevent him saying that Golf Digest described him as “the greatest golf commentator ever” – but to many that’s what he is.

He made his broadcasting debut way back in 1961, as part of the BBC team covering the Open Championship at Birkdale which was won by

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FEBRUARY

WED 19 - FRI 21

Swan Lake

19th - 21st 7:30pm

Critic’s Choice, The Times

WITH LIVE Founded in 1988 by one time Bolshoi soloist, Victor SmirnovGolovanov, Moscow City Ballet is at its outstanding artistic best. Celebrating its 25th anniversary year, the company is brimming with some of Russia’s best young dancers, outstanding principals, stunning soloists and a sublime corps de ballet, all underpinned by the dynamic vitality of a live orchestra. 16

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As the 21st century brings fresh attention to classical ballet, especially on film and television, a new generation of dance lovers is discovering that a live ballet performance on stage is the ultimate dance experience. Swan Lake and The Nutcracker are signature pieces of Moscow City Ballet’s entire repertoire.


The Nutcracker 22nd 3pm & 8pm 23rd 3pm

FEBRUARY

SAT 22 & SUN 23

The Sunday Express

ORCHESTRA The choreography, interpretation, beauty and outstanding virtuoso performances win consistently rave reviews and sell-out attendances. Moscow City Ballet’s interpretations of these classic ballets are magnificently brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s most well-loved scores. www.moscowcityballet.com/en

Tickets Stalls: £39.50-£45 Dress: £42-£47.50 Upper: £29.50-£35 Concessions: £2 off

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FEBRUARY

TUE 25 - THU 27

DINOSAUR ZOO PUPPET“TASTIC!

Thoroughly entertaining. A delight

TIME OUT, Critic’s Choice

Technical “brilliance,

cultural insight and enchantment all in one go

Sydney Morning Herald

Dare to get up close and personal! Direct from the West End, Dinosaur Zoo brings these awesome prehistoric creatures to the stage as you’ve never seen them before! From cute baby dinos to teethgnashing giants, observe and interact with these extraordinary life-like dinosaurs in this imaginative and hilarious live show. But watch out - not all of these ravenous reptiles are as tame as they seem! 18

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DINOSAUR ZOO | Master image | 30.4.13

Running time: 50 minutes (no interval) followed by a meet & greet with the dinosaurs. www.dinosaurzoolive.com

Twitter: @dinozoolive #dinosaursome Facebook: ErthsDinosaurZooLive

Tickets Danger Zone Seats: £15 All Other Seats: £12.50 Performance Times Tues: 1:30pm Wed & Thurs: 10:30am & 1:30pm


FEBRUARY

THU 27

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE:

WAR HORSE LIVE SCREENING

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

Don’t miss Jersey Opera House’s live broadcast of the National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse from London’s West End.

Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness.

Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of four million people around the world.

At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France.

Don’t miss your chance to experience this landmark production.  here will be an encore screening T on Thursday 6th March. www.ntlive.com

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MARCH

SAT 1

BORODIN’S PRINCE IGOR MET OPERA: LIVE SCREENING

Tickets Full: £17.50 Concessions: £15 Students: £10 Performance Time 5pm

Borodin’s defining Russian epic, famous for its Polovtsian Dances, comes to the Met Opera for the first time in nearly 100 years. Dmitri Tcherniakov’s new production is a brilliant psychological journey through the mind of its conflicted hero, with the founding of the Russian nation as the backdrop. Star bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov takes on the monumental title role, with Gianandrea Noseda conducting. www.metoperafamily.org 20

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MARCH

TUE 4 - SAT 15

DRAMA LAB & THE ACTORS CENTRE THEATRE COMPANY IN THE STUDIO National Theatre Connections is one of the largest and most highly regarded festivals of youth theatre in Europe. The following brand new plays will be proudly premiered in Jersey by The Actors Centre Theatre Company and Drama Lab before they transfer to the Bristol Old Vic in March. Then there is a chance to perform at the National Theatre itself-if selected! For more info www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/connections

Tickets £6.50 Performance Time 7:30pm

SAME BY DEBORAH BRUCE

PRONOUN BY EVAN PLACEY

PERFORMED BY DRAMA LAB

PERFORMED BY THE ACTORS CENTRE THEATRE COMPANY

TUE 4 - SAT 8 SAME is set in an old people’s home in the week that Josie dies. Her teenage grandchildren reminisce about their memories of her. The residents of the home feel the effects of her death on their lives as the funeral takes place. Is the gulf between young and old as wide as it feels, or are we fundamentally the same inside whatever age we are?

TUE 11 - SAT 15 Josh and Isabella are childhood sweethearts. They were meant to spend their gap year together. They were meant to be together, forever. But, Isabella has now become a boy... RECOMMENDED FOR 13 YEARS +

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DON’T FORGET NATIONAL THEATRE SCREE

MARCH

TUE 4 & WED 5

PHIL MCINTYRE ENTERTAINMENTS BY ARRANGEMENT WITH LISA THOMAS MANAGEMENT PROUDLY PRESENT

JASON MANFORD ‘FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS’

Everybody’s favourite northern comedian, Jason Manford promises to deliver a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter, all with his likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit. Jason has had a busy time since he was last on the road, winning ITV’s Born To Shine and joining Alfie Boe on tour, prior to starring in critically acclaimed west-end hit musical Sweeney Todd. However, his comedy bones weren’t completely idle as he enjoyed appearances on QI (BBC Two), Big Fat Quiz of the Year (Channel 4), and Comedy World Cup (Channel 4). Jason said: “Some of you might think I’ve had a career change what with all the opera and musical theatre. Not a chance, I’m excited to be getting back to what I really love most – stand up!” Appearing on Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and hosting Show Me The Funny have all helped establish Jason as a nationally renowned and loved comic.

www.jasonmanford.com

Tickets Full: £22.50 Performance Time 8pm

What Manford does “best: classic, chirpychappie stand-up ” The Guardian

“Effortlessly entertaining” London Evening Standard

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SUITABLE FOR 16 YEARS +


ENING OF WAR HORSE ON THU 6 MARCH

JERSEY YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR 2014 FINAL

MARCH

SAT 8

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

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DANCING THROUGH TIME AN AMATEUR PRODUCTION

Jersey Academy of Dancing Ltd. proudly presents “Dancing Through Time”; an exciting extravaganza of music, songs and dances, travelling through the years from the 1920’s to the present day. This family entertainment will appeal to all ages from toddlers to grandparents. Highlights include numbers from Me and My Girl, Hairspray, Wicked and Fosse as well as some Disney favourites, plus some well-known and well-loved classical pieces and much more...

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The Staff, P.T.A and students are presenting the show in celebration of principal Valerie Guy’s leadership over the past 73 years. Donations will be made to local children’s charities. Please come to support. www.jad.je

Tickets Full: £15 Concessions: £12 Children: £10 Performance Times 7:30pm 2:30pm Sat Matinée


MARCH

SUN 16

MASSENET’S WERTHER MET OPERA: ENCORE SCREENING

Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of Massenet’s sublime adaptation of Goethe’s revolutionary and tragic romance, opposite Sophie Koch as Charlotte. The new production is directed and designed by Richard Eyre and Rob Howell, the same team that created the Met Opera’s recent hit staging of Carmen. Rising young maestro Alain Altinoglu conducts the opera which is in four acts to a French libretto. www.metoperafamily.org

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MARCH

THU 20

THE FALLING SONG An Incredibly Rare Production Physicality is pushed to extremes in The Falling Song by Dublin’s award-winning dance-theatre company junk ensemble. Performed live by an international all-male cast and local children’s choir from Drama Lab, and featuring a set of towering ladders, ropes and hundreds of apples, this critically acclaimed production looks at the nature of flying and falling and the dangerous relationship between the two. www.junkensemble.com www.thefallingsong.co.uk School Workshops A limited number of school workshops will be available on Wednesday 19th March. Interested schools should book in advance to avoid disappointment. For more details contact marketing@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk

junk ensemble have “guts and ingenuity ” The Irish Times

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LIVE NATION IN ASSOCIATION WITH MZA PRESENT

Photo: Jill Furmanovsky

JIMEOIN – YES, YES, WHATEVER…?!

MARCH

FRI 21

Hilarious world-class standup from one of live comedy’s internationally acclaimed masters! Jimeoin returns in 2014 with his ever-evolving live show… A fluid mixture of his signature observations, with hawk eye dissection of more of the absurdities of life and how we live it.

You’ve seen him on TV on Live at the Apollo, The Royal Variety Performance, Channel 4’s O2 Comedy Gala, Best of Edinburgh Comedy Festival, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. But nothing beats seeing Jimeoin live - book early! SUITABLE FOR 14 YEARS + www.jimeoin.com Twitter: @Jimeoin YouTube: JimeoinOfficial Facebook: Jimeoin

He’s clean, charming, “witty and above all funny ” “Comedy of the highest order… Inspired!” The Sunday Times

Tickets £17.50 Performance Time 8pm

The Independent

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MARCH

SAT 22

THE FUREYS & DAVEY ARTHUR

Tony Blair publicly stated that his favourite peace song of all time is Green Fields of France by The Fureys. These legends of Irish music, renowned for other hit songs I Will Love You, When You Were Sweet 16, and The Old Man, have been entertaining audiences worldwide for more than 35 years since they formed back in 1978. The brothers were the first folk group from Ireland to make the British charts 28

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with their 1981 hit single When You Were Sweet 16. They have recorded more than 50 albums and have had several hits, earning them fame for bringing folk music to mainstream listeners. www.thefureys.com

Tickets Full: ÂŁ18.50 Concessions: ÂŁ17.50 Performance Time 8pm


BLACKEYED THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOUTH HILL PARK PRESENTS

DRACULA

MARCH

TUE 25 - THU 27

BY BRAM STOKER

1897. Mankind is on the cusp of vast technological change and media innovation, but an altogether darker fear is emerging. As Dracula’s shadow looms large over England, a small group of young men and women, led by Professor Van Helsing, are locked in a struggle for survival. Stretching from London, through provincial England, to the mountainous wastes of Transylvania, Bram Stoker’s timeless gothic thriller embodies the struggle to break taboos, resist temptation and stop the unknown outside becoming the enemy within. Adapted by John Ginman, this brilliant theatrical treatment of Bram Stoker’s adventure blends Victorian Gothic with the Contemporary. With specially-commissioned live music, powerful ensemble performances and innovative design, Blackeyed Theatre’s Dracula promises an exciting and thought-provoking theatrical experience.

Genuinely chilling

The Good Review

A production that “really should be seen ” What’s On Stage

RECOMMENDED FOR AGE 13+ www.blackeyedtheatre.co.uk

Tickets Stalls: £16.50 Dress: £16.50-£18.50 Concessions: £1.50 Off Schools: £10 Performance Time 8pm BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115

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FRI 28

RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD

Wax has an extraordinary mind, and “she has brought it to bear with her

trademark wit…….a ruby beyond price

Stephen Fry

A brand new stage show touring in Spring 2014 Ruby Wax – comedian, writer, mental health campaigner – shows us just how our minds can send us mad as our internal critics play on a permanent loop tape. Ruby knows this only too well. She has been on a tough but enlightening journey through depression which has taken her from The Priory through to an MA from Oxford University in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy. This show helps us all understand why we sabotage our sanity, how our brains work and how we can rewire 30

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our thinking to find calm in a frenetic world. Helping you become the master, not the slave, of your mind, this show is your route to saner living. Ruby’s book Sane New World is now on sale. www.rubywax.net

Tickets Full: £17.50 Concessions: £15 Performance Time 8pm


MARCH

SAT 29

ECLIPSE THE WALL

PE RF O RM IN Y ITS EN TIR ET TH E M US IC FR O M

Jersey band Eclipse will be joined by other local musicians to perform all the music from Pink Floyd The Wall to raise money for local charities.

Tickets £20 Performance Time 8pm

Enjoy all the classic tracks recreated from the 1980’s Earls Court show including Another Brick In The Wall, Comfortably Numb, Run Like Hell and Hey You. All proceeds will go to Jersey Kidney Patients Association and Macmillan Cancer Support (Jersey). BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115

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APRIL

THU 3 - SAT 12

THE JERSEY GREEN ROOM PRESENTS

SISTER ACT AN AMATEUR PRODUCTION

Music by Alan Menken Based on the hit film, Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look – a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. In a Channel Islands premiere, Sister Act is a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship. Jersey Green Room Club will perform every day from Thursday 3rd to Saturday 12th April, excluding Sunday 6th April. 32

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Tickets Full: £17 Concessions: £15 Performance Times 8pm 2:30pm Sat Matinées


KRAPP’S LAST TAPE

Tickets Full: £12 Concessions: £10 Schools: £8 Performance Times 1:30pm & 8pm

APRIL

WED 9 & SUN 13

IN THE STUDIO

Following a highly successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Tom Owen (Last of the Summer Wine) reprises his role as the misfortunately named hero in Fiona Baddeley’s production of Samuel Beckett’s semi-autobiographical masterpiece. It is 69 year-old Krapp’s birthday. He sits in his ‘den’ preparing for his yearly ritual of recording his reflections about his life and his decisions on a tape-recorder. Described by Beckett as ‘filled up to his teeth with bitterness’, Krapp hovers between life and death, the past and present, comedy and tragedy. The show is followed by a Q & A with Tom Owen.

PUCCINI’S LA BOHÈME

www.tomowen.webs.com

Tickets Full: £17.50 Concessions: £15 Students: £10 Performance Time 6pm

MET OPERA: ENCORE SCREENING Puccini’s moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Met Opera history – and with good reason.

Anita Hartig stars as the frail Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Rodolfo. www.metoperafamily.org BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115

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TUE 15 & WED 16

HUMPTY DUMPTY & THE BIG BOOK OF NURSERY RHYMES

JOIN THE FUN OF JERSEY OPERA HOUSE’S VERY OWN EASTER EGG HUNT! Rose is lost in Rhyme Town! Fortunately Humpty knows how to get her home, but to do this he needs the help of all your favourite nursery rhyme characters. The audience must help Humpty & Rose collect the magic to get home by meeting Old King Cole, Little Bo Peep, The Grand Old Duke of York, Little Miss Muffet and all the other folk of Rhyme Town, and singing their songs.

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Full of audience participation with bright colourful costumes and a full cast of professional actors, this show travels at a thousand smiles an hour – hold on tight! www.thepantocompany.com

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


MARK THOMAS: 100 ACTS OF MINOR DISSENT

APRIL

FRI 25

Mark Thomas is well-versed in the art of creative mayhem and over the years his troublemaking has changed laws, cost companies millions and annoyed those who most deserved to be. Now he returns to what he does best; mischief or rather joyously bad behaviour with purpose... After his award-winning show Bravo Figaro, Mark sets himself the task of committing 100 Acts of Minor Dissent in the space of one year. Mark catalogues everything from the smallest and silliest gesture to the grandest confrontations - and the results are subversive, hilarious, mainly legal and occasionally inspiring. www.markthomasinfo.co.uk

SUITABLE FOR 16 YEARS +

Tickets Full: ÂŁ15 Concessions: ÂŁ12 Performance Time 8pm BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115

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SAT 26

INTERNATIONAL STAFF BAND OF THE SALVATION ARMY

In the summer of 1879 The Salvation Army began its work here in Jersey, bringing the Christian faith to islanders in a practical and down to earth manner that truly bridges all social strata. The work of The Salvation Army with the poorest of society is welldocumented but it can be said that it is most celebrated and recognised for its unbiased and universal help to all, especially in times of national crisis and conflict. After all, who can forget that cup of Salvation Army Tea for which they are so well known? Throughout 2014, The Salvation Army Jersey will be celebrating the 135th anniversary of this memorable arrival, the highlight of which promises to be 36

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a Festival of Music at Jersey Opera House by the world renowned and acclaimed International Staff Band of The Salvation Army under the Musical Directorship of Dr Stephen Cobb. This evening of celebration will be an unforgettable experience for all and will be hosted by BBC Radio Jersey’s Matthew Price. There will be a retiring collection on behalf of the continuing work of The Salvation Army here in Jersey. www.salvationarmy.org.uk/sou/ St_Helier_Jersey

Tickets ÂŁ6 Performance Time 7:30pm


APRIL

SUN 27

MOZART’S COSI FAN TUTTE MET OPERA: ENCORE SCREENING

Music Director James Levine makes his long-awaited return to the Met Opera podium to conduct Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina. www.metoperafamily.org

Tickets Full: £17.50 Concessions: £15 Students: £10 Performance Time 6pm BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115

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SAT 3

RUSSELL KANE: SMALLNESS Tickets £17.50 Performance Time 8pm

What is it with us and smallness? We Brits love it - being tiny but fierce, close but distant. This Jedward-haired award-winning stand-up comedian is the same, and he returns with a new blisteringly bigsmall show. Watch him ejaculate thoughts about smallness; on keeping things small when life gets big. www.russellkane.co.uk www.facebook.com/officialrussellkane Twitter: @russell_kane 38

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A seriously “good comedian ” Russell Kane “delivers magic in spades ” A smart, probing “brain lurks below the vertiginous quiff ” The Times

The Scotsman

London Evening Standard


ALSO COMING UP

MAY

WED 14 & FRI 16

WED 14

HENRY IV PART 1 ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY LIVE SCREENING Behold the first part of this two part exploration of Shakespeare’s historical play; a comic and thrilling production by the RSC that tells the story of a nation in turmoil.

Photo of Antony Sher by Sasha Gusov

With his crown under threat from both foreign and domestic enemies, Henry IV prepares for war. Having deposed the previous king, he is only too aware of the tenuousness of his position and the price to be paid if he falters.

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While his father prepares to defend his crown, Prince Hal is languishing in London’s taverns and brothels with his friend, the notorious Sir John Falstaff. With the onset of war, they are thrust onto the battlefield, where Hal must confront his responsibilities to family and throne. Jasper Britton takes the title role with Antony Sher as the comic knight Falstaff and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal. www.rsc.org.uk

FRI 16

ROSSINI’S LA CENERENTOLA MET OPERA: ENCORE SCREENING La Cenerentola – an operatic variation on the traditional Cinderella story – sees a peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos join forces. It is a veritable vocal tour de force for mezzosoprano Joyce DiDonato, her first Met Opera performance of the Cinderella title role, with the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez as her Prince Charming.

Tickets Full: £17.50 Concessions: £15 Students: £10 Performance Time 7pm

Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score. www.metoperafamily.org BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115

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SAT 17

SUGGS: MY LIFE STORY IN WORDS AND MUSIC

of “theOnemost

original and engaging shows I’ve seen

An “effortlessly engaging raconteur

The Sunday Independent

Mark Lawson – The Guardian

I’ve just turned 50, the kids have left home, and my cat just died. In Suggs: My Life Story, the Madness frontman takes to the stage in a hilarious, yet moving, one man tour de force playing to rave reviews. The death of Suggs’ beloved cat on his 50th birthday triggers a personal quest to discover what happened to the father he never knew. Stunned by what he learns, Suggs is taken back to his childhood on the tough streets of 1970’s Soho and his first appearance on Top Of The Pops at the age of eighteen... 40

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Tickets £26.50 Performance Time 8pm

Is it a play? Is it stand-up comedy? Is it Music Hall? Whatever it is, hold on to your seats as Suggs goes on to stumble and plummet through the trap door of failure, then trampoline back up to catch the passing trapeze of show business success! With musical accompaniment and uncalled for interjection from Deano his loyal manservant-cum-pianist. Children are allowed under parental guidance, however, please note that the show contains adult language. www.suggslive.com


HOW TO BOOK

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.

• For 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 up to one week prior to the performance before being automatically released for 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.

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

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

Booking Terms & Conditions • Jersey Opera House does not offer refunds unless in exceptional circumstances.

HOW TO FIND US

Box Office Call, email or come into the 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 boxoffice@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk

CONTACT US Jersey Opera House, Gloucester Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3QR www.jerseyoperahouse.co.uk Facebook.com/jerseyoperahouse Twitter - @JerOperaHouse Box Office Tel: (01534) 511 115 boxoffice@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk Administration Tel: (01534) 511 100 admin@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk OH! Cafébar Tel: (01534) 511 106 OHCafebar@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk

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. BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115

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