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MAY - septEMBER2012 EVENTS GUIDE

JERSEY OPERA HOUSE

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See in the Summer with a Show Another season has flown by and we can’t believe the summer shows are already upon us. We have another great line-up including Guilty Pleasures, jazz musician Courtney Pine, Heaven 17, Motown’s Greatest Hits, legendary guitarist Albert Lee and comedians Kevin Bridges, Alan Davies and Stewart Francis. You can keep up-to-date with all our scheduled shows by visiting our new website www.jerseyoperahouse.co.uk We know times are tough but there’s no better way to lift your spirits than a night at the theatre. Don’t deny yourself the pleasure and remember there’s so much more on offer at Jersey Opera House… Jasmine Hendry Theatre Director Let the Drama unfold around you… OH! Cafébar is just the ticket for your pre-show supper and much more. Offering a 3 course set menu for just £15.95, you can enjoy a relaxed dining experience without missing curtain up. Book at least one hour before the show starts and you will get great service and a delicious meal. What is more, OH! Cafébar has a new seasonal menu for you to try. Don’t be a no-show - book your table when you book your tickets and get 10% off your bill! GET IN on the Act The response to our new Children’s Drama School has been fantastic. It’s not too late to get in on the act. We have two classes available on Saturday mornings; one for 5 to 7 year olds from 10:00-11:00 and another for 8 to 10 year olds at 11:30-12:45. The new classes are all about inclusion and we welcome any children to join in. Classes are £75 for ten sessions. To sign up, contact admin@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk 2

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Full of Class Our new studio is already being used for small scale performances, play readings, drama and dance workshops plus regular zumba classes! The versatile space with a sprung wooden dance floor, mirrored wall, black box drapes and theatre lighting is available for public hire. For more details, availability and a guided tour, contact admin@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk

Raising the Bar! Our new Upper Bar is now fully operational on show nights and also available for event hire. With a capacity of 150 people standing, the fully refurbished space is perfect for any function whether for business or pleasure. Our in-house catering team can offer a selection of bespoke canapés and will readily assist you to ensure that your function runs smoothly. Make yours a dramatic event! Contact OHCafebar@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk Play your part If you’re interested in volunteering as a steward on show nights, sponsoring an event or theatre facilities, giving a donation to the Opera House Charitable Trust or perhaps leaving a legacy in your will, then please contact admin@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk for more information on the ways you can help.

OH! Now That’s Art Following a facebook and media campaign, we’ve had lots of interest in our new gallery space in OH! Cafébar. Since opening, we have had three very successful exhibitions displayed on the eatery walls with many pieces being sold. We have a whole host of artists and photographers lined up for the rest of the year including: • Angela Vallois 13th April - 17th May (Proceeds to Jersey Cancer Relief) • Chris Mullins 18th May - 21st June • Philip Clyde-Smith 22nd June 26th July • Theresa Thomas 27th July 30th August For more information visit our website or email marketing@ jerseyoperahouse.co.uk New Website Check out our shiny new website at www.jerseyoperahouse.co.uk You’ll notice we have modernised our look slightly while still ensuring the Jersey Opera House brand is accessible to all. It will be updated daily with all the latest theatre information including new shows, offers and competitions! We are now fully digitally integrated with all our social media pages so make sure you ‘like’ us on facebook and follow us on twitter to be the first to know what’s happening!

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SHOW LISTINGS MAY

4

p6

My Big Gay Italian Wedding

p7

Royal Marines Gala Concert

Sat 5 Sun 6

p8-11 Liberation Festival

Wed 9 - Sun 13

p12

Guilty Pleasures

Wed 16 - Sat 19

p13

The Yeomen of the Guard

Tues 23 - Sat 26

JUNE

p14

Courtney Pine

Sat 16

p15

Acorn Antiques (JADC)

Thu 21 - Sat 30

JULY

p16

NT Live: Frankenstein

Sat 7

P17

The ELO Experience

Sat 14

p18

Sinatra through the Years

Thu 19 - Sat 21

P19

Kevin Bridges

Tues 24 - Wed 25

p20

Motown’s Greatest Hits - How Sweet It Is Thu 26 - Sat 28

p21

Rumplestiltskin

Mon 30 - Tue 31

AUGUST

p22 The Burlesque Show

Fri 3 - Sat 4

p23

Back to Broadway

Thu 9 - Sat 11

p24

Spirit of the Dance

Mon 13 - Sat 18

p25

Heaven 17

Fri 24 - Sat 25

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SEPTEMBER p26

Jesus Christ Superstar

Thu 30 Aug - Sat 8

p27

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Thu 13 - Fri 14

p28

Spitfire Solo (in JOH Studio)

Thu 13 - Fri 14

p29

Alan Davies

Sat 15

p30

2012 Bodybuilding Championships

Sun 16

p31

Albert Lee

Sat 22

OCTOBER

p32

Fri 5

Stewart Francis

DECEMBER

p33

Russian State Ballet

Tue 11 - Sat 15

p34

How to book

p35

Seating Plan

p36

How to find us

p37

Be Friends

p38

Friends Application Form

All information correct at time of going to print

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MAY

SAT 5

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING Planning a wedding can be hell…but planning to ruin a wedding can be a hell of a lot of fun! We’d be delighted if you’d be able to come and join the congregation as this off-Broadway cult hit makes its European première. Andrew and Anthony are getting married – and everyone wants to “help”! My Big Gay Italian Wedding spins into a hysterical fiasco as everyone tries to have their way. This music and dance-filled extravaganza has been playing to sold-out houses in New York for four years and is showing no sign of finishing the reception early. Join us for the Wedding of the Year! www.biggayitalianwedding.com

Tickets £16.00 Performance Time 8pm

“You wouldn’t want to live without it!” The British Theatre Guide

“Feel-good hysterical comedy!” The Wall Street Journal

Written by: Anthony J, Wilkinson. Directed by: Paul Taylor-Mills (Little Shop of Horrors at The White Bear-Nominated for three OffWestEnd Awards, A Clockwork Orange at The Lost Theatre, Much Ado About Nothing for the RSC Open Stages and the 4000th Anniversary production of Honk! in Edinburgh 2009) 6

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Royal marines GALA CONCERT

MAY

SUN 6

The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Plymouth will perform a traditional Military Band Concert repertoire during this unique show. The uniformed band members will demonstrate their famous skill and dexterity. Talented local musicians, who featured as finalists in the PwC Young Musician of the Year, will experience the thrill of performing alongside her Majesty’s Royal Marines. The band is known to be among the most versatile in the world and is well loved for the splendour of its ceremonial uniform and superb musicianship. The band has a key military role in the event of hostilities and members have seen recent active service in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The Gala Concert will be led by Captain Richard Long. Vibrant, powerful and visually spectacular, the concert promises to be an uplifting evening, which will have you foot tapping, clapping and possibly even singing the night away!

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MAY

WED 9 - sun 13

LIBERATION FESTIVAL www.liberationjersey.com

9 - 13 May 2012

20 international stars including Anton & Erin, Laura Wright, Michael Collins BRIT award winner Guy Johnston, and award-winning jazz pianist Joe Stilgoe celebrate liberation with beautiful music in stunning settings. Enjoy Mozart’s Requiem at St Thomas’, picnic to Jazz at Hamptonne, listen to the European Union Chamber Orchestra and stars from The Pianist at the Opera House, and a Fanfare in the Royal Square (see www.liberationjersey.com for more details).

wed 9 May

LIBERATION celebration Michael Collins & Friends

Seven major international soloists celebrate liberation in a night of wonderful passionate music recorded live by BBC Radio 3 for national broadcast. Listen to exquisite playing by awardwinning artists in Mozart’s wonderful clarinet Quintet. Marvel at Laura Wright’s sublime performance of traditional Folk Songs. Enjoy the warm lyrical melodies of Dvorak’s supreme masterpiece - his piano quintet. Laura Wright “Fastest selling classical album of all time”

PROGRAMME

Mozart - Clarinet Quintet Traditional Folk Songs Dvorak – Piano Quintet in A major 8

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Jersey Opera House Tickets £16 - £25 Performance Time 8pm Pre-concert Event 7pm


MAY

WED 9 - sun 13 THU 10 May

The Pianist Liberation Film Night

In Association with Branchage Festival Rub shoulders with Hollywood stars at a special screening of the Oscarwinning film, The Pianist. Hosted by the producer Timothy Burrill, former Chairman of BAFTA, enjoy a Q&A with cast members and listen to Chopin’s Nocturne in C# minor & Polonaise Brillante performed by international soloist Wu Qian.

PROGRAMME

Chopin Waltzes from the Film Q & A with Cast members The Pianist – The Film

THU 10 May

fanfare in the royal square Jersey Premier Brass Jersey Youth Choir

An uplifting brassy Fanfare celebrates the Polish 307 Air Squadron who liberated Jersey in 1945. Sing-a-long to “It’s a long way to Tipperary” and other favourites. Buy Red Cross Soup, Acorn Coffee or wartime food from the Occupation Canteen.

Royal Square Tickets FREE Performance Time 1.15pm

Jersey Opera House Tickets £10 - £15 Performance Time 7pm Q & A with cast members 8pm Film

FRI 11 May

Liberation Reflection An all star string quartet performs Gorecki’s atmospheric second String Quartet Quasi una Fantasia in the dramatic setting of Noirmont Bunker. Reflect with poetry and music on Jersey’s occupation with soloists including BRIT award winner Guy Johnston.

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MAY

WED 9 - sun 13 fri 11 May

MOZART REQUIEM

Jersey Chamber Orchestra City Consort of Voices Mozart’s stunning Requiem, a stellar line up of soloists from the Royal Opera House, a top London choir & the JCO makes this a concert not to be missed. Listen to Handel at his best with his virtuosic Gloria and reflect on those who lost their lives with dramatic music from Mozart and a shimmering piece by the Polish composer Szymanowski.

PROGRAMME Handel - Gloria for Soprano and Orchestra Szymanowski - Etude Op 4, No 3 Mozart - Requiem Mass in D Minor

Soloists: Sophie Bevan Victoria Simmonds Soprano Mezzo-Soprano “Sets the Pulse Racing” “Glittery top-notes” Thomas Walker Tenor “Blossoms”

Mark Stone Bass “Vocal Fire”

St Thomas’ Church Tickets £15 - £25 Performance Time 8pm

fri 11 May

WARSAW UPRISING Retorica Duo

Explore themes of redemption and hope after the Warsaw Uprising through the poems of the Nobel winning poet laureate Czeslaw Milosz set to music performed by the Retorica violin duo. 10

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Mont Orgueil Castle Tickets £15 (concs available) Performance Time 3pm (optional walk at 11am starts at St Catherine’s Breakwater)

PROGRAMME Mozart, Wieniawski & Gorecki


MAY

WED 9 - sun 13 SAT 12 May

liberation gala

European Union Chamber Orchestra A glittering Gala concert to celebrate the Liberation of Jersey, features Chopin’s virtuosic Second Piano Concerto, Tchaikovsky’s wonderful masterpiece and Saint-Saens uplifting Introduction & Rondo performed by international violin soloist Alexander Sitkovetsky. The EUCO is one of the world’s finest orchestras and it is a real coup to bring them to the island. Soloists: Alexander Sitkovetsky & Wu Qian

PROGRAMME Saint-Saens - Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso SUN 13 May Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2 Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence

SUN 13 May

JAZZ at hamptonne Joe Stilgoe & Friends Truly remarkable

“ ” A great artist “ ”

Jersey Opera House Tickets £10 - £32 Performance Time 8pm Pre-concert Event 7pm

Picnic at Hamptonne enjoying classic melodies headlined by award winning star Joe Stilgoe & his jazz trio. Relax on the lawns or take a seat in the marquee at Jersey’s jazz event of the year.

Sir Michael Parkinson

Sir John Dankworth

For more information see www.liberationjersey.com

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MAY

WED 16 - SAT 19

From The Producers of The Naked Truth

GUILTY PLEASURES A Raunchy Comedy

Tickets Wed & Thurs: Stalls: £15.50 - £16.50 Dress: £17.50 - £19.50 Upper: £11.50 - £13.50 Fri & Sat: Stalls: £17.50 - £18.50 Dress: £19.50 - £21.50 Upper: £13.50 - £15.50 Sat Matinée - £15 Concessions £2 off Performance Time Wed - Fri 8pm Sat 5:30pm & 8:30pm 2 for 1 on first 150 tickets on Opening Night

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 featuring David Van Day (I’m a Celebrity, Dollar) as hapless spa owner GC, Darren Day (Joseph & His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) as hunky heart-throb Gordon, the gorgeous Craig Chalmers (Scottish star of Joseph) as Tommy alongside Egghead C J de Mooi, as you’ve never seen him before, playing the passionate intellectual Simon. Also 12

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starring Pauline Fleming (Coronation Street) as the sophisticated Mrs M, a lady of (p)leisure and the long suffering Tilly played by Terri Dwyer (star of Hollyoaks and former presenter of Loose Women). 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) www.theatre-productions.com Written by Ron Aldridge Directed by Stephen Leatherland Supporting


THE YEOMeN OF THE GUARD

MAY

tue 22 - Sat 26

Amateur Production

In this Diamond Jubilee Year what more fitting opera for The Jersey Gilbert and Sullivan Society to present than “The Yeomen of the Guard”? In a piece which bubbles with wit and good humour, be enthralled to see how a brave soldier, falsely accused, cheats the headsman. Admire the Tower Warders resplendent in their scarlet uniforms. Commiserate with poor Jack Point, the strolling player, in his love for Elsie. Laugh at Gilbert’s wit and satire and wallow in what many consider to be Sullivan’s finest score. A large, colourfully costumed cast is supported by a full orchestra and all within the impressively majestic surroundings of the Tower of London.

Tickets Adult £16 Concessions £14 2 for 1 on Tuesday night & Saturday Matinée Performance Time 8pm 2:30pm Sat Matinée Kindly sponsored by

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JUNE

SAT 16

Courtney pine: Europa

Pine produces “music that is vivid, rooted and totally absorbing. He’s taking Jazz to another level.

BBC Music Magazine

www.courtney-pine.com No one better embodies the dramatic transformation in the British Jazz scene over the past 20 years than saxophonist Courtney Pine. The CBE-decorated doyen of jazz arrived on the British music scene in 1987 with one plan: to take jazz to a wider audience. The relentless road warrior has successfully done just that with extensive travel across Europe, hence the title of his latest album, Europa. More than 45 years in the making, it features a powerful multi-cultural cast and creates a powerful statement which reflects the vibrancy, innovation and spirit of Pine’s birth continent. Celebrating 24 years of award-winning music, experience the latest chapter in the fascinating evolution of one of this country’s most original musicians.

Tickets £20 Performance Time 8pm 14

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THE JADC PRESENTS

ACORN ANTIQUES – THE MUSICAL!

JUNE

THU 21 - SAT 30

BY VICTORIA WOOD Amateur Production

Take a trip to Manchesterford as Victoria Wood’s much-loved TV classic Acorn Antiques comes to the stage – complete with wobbly sets, dubious acting and more than its fair share of varicose veins! It’s just like you remember it, only this time they sing and dance!! Hold on to your seats as the cliff-hanging storylines weave a rich tapestry: Will Clifford remember he’s engaged to Miss Berta? What has Derek ordered from Christine’s corset shop? Will Mrs Overall’s self-heating, collapsible carpet bag arrive in time? Is there room on the counter for a new Sellotape dispenser?

So dust off your twin sets and surgical stockings, because Miss Babs’ marvelously mauve antiques emporium, Acorn Antiques, is open for business again – selling antiques. Contains some strong language. Directed by Nick Carver Musical Direction by Tim Evans Choreography by Hannah Jacques

Tickets Adult £17 Concessions/students £16 Special flat rate £15 Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 Performance Time 8pm 2:30pm Sat Matinée BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115

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JULY

SAT 7

NT LIVE: Frankenstein Encore Screening A new play by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley

Following rave national reviews and local demand, Jersey Opera House is showing an encore screening of the award-wining National Live production of Frankenstein. Directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) this time the visionary production has a role reversal for the actors with Benedict Cumberbatch starring as Victor Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

The Times Daily Telegraph

Boyle...pulls off something truly spectacular here Tickets Adult £12.50 Concessions £11 Performance Time 7pm

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Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale. Performance Running Time: 2 hours www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ntlive


The Electric Light Orchestra

JULY

SAT 14

Greatest Hits Tour

Performed by world-leading tribute “The ELO Experience” In 1970 in Birmingham, a musical super power was established. Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra became one of the world’s best known and greatest recording bands. Their 1977 album “Out of the Blue” sold 4 million copies on pre-orders alone. From 1972 onwards, ELO toured relentlessly, and packed stadiums throughout the world. A seemingly endless list of hit records stormed the global charts. Radio broadcasts worldwide played hits such as Living Thing, Telephone Line, Wild West Hero, Sweet Talking Woman, and perhaps their most famous - Mr Blue Sky. Come and hear their greatest hits reproduced by the exciting and incredible “The ELO Experience”.

www.elotribute.com

Tickets £20 Performance Time 8pm

A Tribute to Jeff Lynne & The Electric Light Orchestra

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JULY

thu 19 - sat 21 SandS ShowS presents

SINATRA THROUGH THE YEARS Starring Stephen Triffitt

Stephen Triffitt IS Sinatra... His voice, his moves, his style, his gestures and even his looks; Stephen has made Sinatra his own as he pays homage to the man often hailed as the greatest American singer of 20thcentury popular music. ‘Sinatra Through The Years’ is a musical journey showcasing the timeless classics from Sinatra’s early years with Harry James in 1939 to his final live performance in 1995. From the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra to the Columbia Era, the Capitol Years with Nelson Riddle to Reprise Records, this brand new show features some of the best loved Sinatra arrangements. Join Stephen Triffitt and the SandS ShowS Big Band for a magical evening of music and memories.

Tickets Stalls: £24-26 Dress: £26-£28 Upper: £18-20 Performance Time 8pm 18

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kevin bridges

JULY

tue 24 - wed 25

Work In Progress Trying out new material for his forthcoming 2012 UK and Ireland tour…. Having made his debut on BBC 1’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow in 2009, Kevin Bridges has gone onto host the BAFTA-nominated Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s Stand-Up For The Week. He has starred in his own critically acclaimed show Kevin Bridges What’s The Story on BBC 1 and his new DVD Kevin Bridges: The Story Continues... will be recorded in October 2012 at the Glasgow SECC Arena for release in November 2012. Plus Support Act “It’s his eye for detail that has elevated him to a MUST-SEE act.” The Daily Mirror “The most exciting talent in Scottish stand-up.” The Herald www.offthekerb.co.uk/ www.kevinbridges.co.uk

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JULY

thu 26 - sat 28

‘Motown’s Greatest Hits How Sweet It Is’

10th Anniversary Tour & Celebrating Over 50 Years Of The Sweet Sound Of Motown

Tickets Stalls: £19-21 Dress: £22-£23 Upper: £15-16 Performance Time 8pm This stunning 100% live show combines first class music together with the slickest choreography, and an amazing band to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best MOTOWN experience you will ever have! Our 10th Anniversary Special will have you ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, featuring songs from legendary artistes such as Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers, Edwin Starr and many, many more. 20

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‘Motown’s Greatest Hits - How Sweet It Is’ is supported by their own superb musicians – ‘The Peter Brent Orchestra’, a fantastic powerhouse band, and all under the musical direction of Mr Peter Brent. This promises to be an action packed show, and guaranteed to have everyone singing and dancing in the aisles. www.howsweet.co.uk


RUMPLESTILTSKIN

JULY

mon 30 - tue 31

Times are hard in Much Muddle-OnThe Marsh, especially when greedy baker, Pru Blossom, tells the King that her daughter, Daisy, can spin straw into gold. The treasure obsessed royal locks Daisy in the stables, demanding she turn all the straw around her into precious metal. Terrified Daisy has no idea how to complete the task; even Charlie, the handsome stable boy cannot console her. All looks doomed until during the night a strange little man, Rumplestiltskin, appears offering to help Daisy. He promises to spin the straw into gold in return for her necklace. Daisy hastily agrees and by dawn the barn is full. The King is delighted but, instead of releasing her, demands that she spins twice as much. Will the magical Rumplestiltskin return to help Daisy, and what will he ask in return? Can Charlie muster the courage to tell Daisy how he feels about her? And just what will Grub, the King’s comical food taster, get wrong next? Find out as The Panto Company spins this classic tale into a golden show for children of all ages, filled with clap-a-long songs and amazing audience participation. Don’t miss it!

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

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AUGUST

fri 3 - sat 4

THE BURLESQUE SHOW Welcome to a stunning night of sophisticated tease, wonderful comedy, magic and music featuring the UK’s finest artistes of the genre. Beautiful choreography, hilarious routines, classic comedy and daring magic combine to deliver the most highly regarded production of its kind in the UK. The award-winning performances will delight and excite and are guaranteed to refresh parts you never knew you had! For a truly delicious night of tassels, tease and titivating laughter, join us for our fun-filled evening of Burlesque. www.theburlesqueshow.co.uk

Tickets Stalls: £20 Dress: £23 Upper: £18 Performance Time 8pm 22

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AUGUST

THU 9 - sat 11

BACK TO BROADWAY

Back to Broadway is the musical of musicals that tells the story of a small town girl’s dream to become a Broadway star, mixed with all your favourite songs from the West End and Broadway. With fantastic renditions of the world’s favourite musicals, including songs from Les Miserables, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, Fame, West Side Story, Dirty Dancing, Footloose, The Lion King and many more...Back to Broadway will take your breath away.

This fresh and unique musical features eight of the country’s finest singers and dancers from Welsh National Opera, The Twelve Tenors and the West End, making this the best and most exciting show of its kind. This truly is a feel good show for all of the family. www.backtobroadway.co.uk

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AUGUST

mon 13 - SAT 18 The International Dance Sensation That Conquered The World

Spirit of the Dance

The International smash hit “Spirit of the Dance” is one of the most successful shows ever to come out of Ireland and has been seen by more than 25 million people in 15 countries around the world. Winner of nine Global Awards, including “Best Choreography” and “Best International Production”, this foot stomping spectacular has up to ten separate dance troupes touring the world, with four permanent shows in America. Irish in origin and bursting with raw energy, this explosive and powerful show combines heart-pounding Irish Dance with the sensual Latino rhythms of Flamenco and Red Hot Salsa in a thrilling production of strength and passion. This award-winning spectacular has brilliant lighting, dazzling costumes 24

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and breath-taking choreography. With thunderous applause, standing ovations and sell-out crowds “Spirit of the Dance” is one of the greatest dance shows ever. www.spiritofthedance.com

Tickets Mon-Thurs Stalls: £16-£18 Dress: £20-£23 Upper: £12-£15 Fri & Sat Stalls: £18-£21 Dress: £22-£25 Upper: £14-£17 Matinées: £2 off Performance Time 8pm 2:30pm Matinée on Wed & Sat 2 for 1 on first 300 tickets on Opening Night


AUGUST

FRI 24 - SAT 25

HEAVEN 17 Heaven 17 formed in the early 1980s, born from the famous Sheffield scene of that time. In 1981, The Human League split and founder member, Martyn Ware formed the BEF – British Electric Foundation, intended as a company to produce other artists. Their first project was ‘Heaven 17’ where they were joined by friend Glenn Gregory on vocals. The band’s name was taken from a nightclub band from the Anthony Burgess novel and film, ‘A Clockwork Orange’.

Don’t miss this exciting concert when you will experience the complete Heaven 17, one of the most successful and influential bands from the 1980s who were undoubtedly ahead of their time. Performing all their hits including ‘We Don’t Need This Fascist Groove Thang’, ‘Penthouse and Pavement’, ‘Let Me Go’, ‘Come Live With Me’ and the seminal ‘Temptation’, we welcome you to an intimate concert with Heaven 17.

Heaven 17, with the amazing voice of Glenn Gregory on lead vocals and Martyn Ware on keyboards, brings together the age of the new romantic electro synth pop sound.

Tickets Stalls: £30 Dress: £35 Upper: £25 Performance Time 8pm www.heaven17.com

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Aug & SEPT

thu 30 - SAT 8

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

Jesus Christ Supers ar Tickets Opening Night: £15 All other shows: £19 Concessions: £17 Matinée Family Ticket: £55 (2 adult 2 children, 1 adult 3 children) No performance – Sun 2 September Performance Time 8pm 2:30pm Sat Matinée 26

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Glenn Miller OrchEstra www.glennmillerorchestra.co.uk

SEPTEMBER

THU 13 - FRI 14

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

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

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

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SEPTEMBER

XXX 13 - FRI 14 THU

Spitfire solo Written and performed by Nicholas Collett Co-devised and directed by Gavin Robertson Executive Producer for perf@ect Tim Marriott

As he re-lives past glories, losses, wartime experiences, family memories and the heady days of blue skies and battles, he searches for the answer to the biggest question so far.

It is June of the new Millennium. For 80 year old Peter Walker, ex-Battle of Britain pilot, an unexpected new challenge is about to begin. From the comfort of the Silver Birches Retirement Home, he must once again find the resilience, determination and strength to do what must be done.

Personal, charming, funny and inventive, ‘Spitfire Solo’ is one man’s battle for survival, the second time around.

What an excellent “actor is Collett – a marvel ” Le Monde

Collett sends a “shiver down the spine ” The Scotsman

Tickets £12 Performance Time 7.45pm 28

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Blending theatre, music and film in this multi-layered and textured production, Nicholas Collett plays a multitude of characters and recreates the Battle of Britain – onstage. Performed in Jersey Opera House Studio www.nicholascollett.com/page3.htm


ALAN DAVIES

Life is Pain Tour

“Had the audience in stitches... Hilarious”

SEPTEMBER

SAT 15

The Age, Melbourne

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

well-rounded and hilarious show... “AAwonderful return to stand-up from Davies ” Chortle, Australia & New Zealand

Tickets £25 Performance Time 8.30pm

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SEPTEMBER

SUN 16

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

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

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

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

Tickets Stalls: £19 Dress: £20 Upper: £17 Performance Time 2pm 30

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ALBERT LEE

SEPTEMBER

SAT 22

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

Tickets £20 Performance Time 8pm

www.albertleeandhogansheroes.com

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october

fri 5

Coming Up Later In The Year Live Nation & MHA Presents

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

“Perfectly crafted gags” Sunday Times

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

best one liners I’ve ever heard Guardian

Tickets £18.50 Performance Time 8pm 32

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www.livenation.co.uk/Stewart-Francis


tue 11 - SAT 15

RUSSIAN STATE BALLET

2 stunning productions, 45 dancers and a 30-piece live orchestra

Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake with music performed by PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

DECEMBER

Coming Up Later In The Year

Tickets £35 - £45 (Concessions £2 off) Performance Times

Swan Lake

Tue 11 & Wed 12 7.30pm

Sleeping Beauty

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

wwwbookballet.co.uk

Buy for both shows and get £10 OFF!

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

Snail Mail Tickets can be posted for an extra charge of 50p.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT US Box Office Tel: (01534) 511 115

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

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seating plan W = WHEELCHAIR AREA

UPPER CIRCLE

DRESS CIRCLE

STALLS

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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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be FRIENDS 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 the long-term future of the theatre for all island communities to enjoy. As a non-profit making organisation, Jersey Opera House appreciates your support and the membership is open to all. Both individual and joint memberships are available. John Nettles OBE is patron of the Friends Club so you’ll be in good company! Some of the benefits members will receive are*: • Seasonal newsletters • Exclusive offers & competitions • Advance copy of season Events Guides • 24 hour prioirty booking prior to the public release of season Events Guide • 10% OFF YOUR FOOD AT OH! CAFéBAR • Free Room Hire • Exclusive Members Events *subject to terms & conditions Please complete the form overleaf and return to Jersey Opera House. 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. For more details, please contact admin@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk BOX OFFICE (01534) 511115

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friends MEMBERSHIP application FORM Name: Second Name (if Joint Membership): Address:

Individual (£35):

Joint (£60):

Standing Order Form To Manager (your bank name & address)

Please Pay “The Opera House Charitable Trust” Royal Bank of Scotland International Account Number: 20539416 Sort Code: 16-10-28 £­­­­­­­

annually until further notice & debit my account

Account Number: Bank Sort Code: Account Name: Amount of payment in words Starting on:

/ /

Signature:

Date:

Please complete and return to: Friends Club, Jersey Opera House, Gloucester Street, St Helier, Jersey JE2 3QR

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ACCOUNTING | AUDIT | TAXATION

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UNFOLDS AROUND YOU Enjoy Supper & A Show! 2 Courses - £14.95 3 Courses - £15.50 Saturday All Day Breakfast Tel: (01534) 511 106 Mob: 07700 711 106 Gloucester Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3QR www.jerseyoperahouse.co.uk OPEN MONDAY – SATURDAY SERVING 08:00-20:00 (MONDAY 17:30) CLOSED SUNDAY UNLESS SHOWS ARE ON Booking required. Last food orders before shows - one hour prior to performance.

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