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How to Find us The Arena Theatre is easily accessible and situated right in the heart of the City Centre on Wulfruna Street.

Car Parking Street parking is available near the Theatre. The Civic Centre car park (150 meters from the Theatre) is usually open until 10.30pm however. Please check closing times on arrival.

Public transport The Arena Theatre is a 5-minute walk away from the Railway, Bus and Metro Station.

Arena Theatre | Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SE. Box Office 01902 321 321 (Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm) Facsimile 01902 322 599 | Minicom 01902 321 327 E-mail arena@wlv.ac.uk | Website www.arenatheatre.info


Thrilling Theatre Hello and welcome to another thrilling season of top quality theatre at the Arena. Great prices, great offers and now you can choose where you want to sit. If you want more information about our shows please visit www.arenatheatre.info.

How to book: in Person: The Box Office is open between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday and 1 hour before each show. By telephone: Call (01902) 321 321. Unfortunately, we are unable to reserve seats without a payment to guarantee the booking. Book online: Safely and securely, 24 hours-a-day at www.arenatheatre.info schools and Groups: Please contact us for details of group booking discounts on (01902) 321 321 or e-mail arena@wlv.ac.uk

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Concessions: For all Arena Theatre promotions, concessions are available if you are under 16, a senior citizen over 60, a student in full-time education or registered unwaged. Please provide proof of eligibility. PLEAsE notE that for non-Arena promotions the above concessions and discounts may vary. We reserve the right to make discounted ticket offers to selected customers at any time. Refunds: We regret that, under normal circumstances, we are unable to offer refunds. However, tickets may be exchanged subject to availability.

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Arena Access The Arena Theatre is committed to being as accessible as possible for everyone. However, to optimize your experience please advise the Box Office of your individual requirements in advance. For more information please visit www.arenatheatre.info.

Access features include:

now REsERvEd sEAtinG! where do you like to sit?

The Arena Theatre is always keen to make improvements and respond to our audience’s needs. So this season you can choose where you want to sit when you book your ticket for all professional shows.

• Complimentary companion tickets (for customers who need to be accompanied). • Lift access to all levels. • Sennheiser Infra Red Enhanced Hearing system headsets can be worn with or without a hearing aid (Please reserve your headset at the Box Office when you book your ticket). • For Minicom bookings and enquires please call (01902) 321 327. • Assistance Dogs are welcome. • All areas and rooms signed in grade 2 Braille. • Audio

CD and Large Print Brochures are available on request from the Box Office.

LovEtHEAtRE? see More & Pay Less. Because GREAt tHEAtRE doesn’t have to be expensive.

BuY tiCKEts for 2 or more shows at the same time and get all your tickets for £5 EACH! (£8 EACH on tickets priced above £9) *Must be the same number of tickets for each show. offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount.

£5 EACH

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Friday 14th September 2012 at 8.00pm

Jamfolk

50th Anniversary Celebration Folk & Mento band celebrating Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Jamfolk Performing Company offers a cocktail of songs, stories, drama, skits, music with the HOT and SPICY Mento rythms of di Caribbean fi we yuh appetite.

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Wednesday 19th September at 7.30pm

Animal Farm Guy Masterson

Guy Masterson’s magnificent solo performance of orwell’s classic satire has to be seen to be believed. Using nothing but a wooden box, some amazing sound effects and brilliant physical and vocal dexterity, Masterson ignites this famous yarn bringing a modern sinister relevance to Orwell’s masterwork leaving an incredible imprint in the consciousness. As the most performed solo show in the world, this is a must see. “A brilliant adaptation which delights with its physical grace and artistry.” The Scotsman tickets £9 Full Price and £7 Concessions Book Online at www.arenatheatre.info | Box Office: Telephone (01902) 321 321 | Minicom (01902) 321 327

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Saturday 22nd September at 7.30pm

sabri Ensemble Surdhwani, Sampad and Arena Theatre

Fusing funky Jazz with indian music. Sampad, Surdhwani and Arena Theatre present Sabri Ensemble Sarvar Sabri is an internationally-renowned tabla player. His versatility and passion for the world’s rich and diverse musical traditions has spurred him to constantly experiment with other world-class musicians and composers, while extending the boundaries of his own classical form. Presented by Sampad South Asian arts, Surdhwani and Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton.

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Tuesday 25th September at 7.30pm

Wednesday 26th September at 7.30pm

the Fall of the House of usher

dr Faustus Scene Productions

Scene Productions

Scene Productions now bring this atmospheric tale to life on the stage. With original music from ‘Vampirates’ collaborator, Danny Bright, this three-man cast create characters of Roderick and Madeline Usher, as well as the un-named ‘narrator’ and the fourth character - the gloomy crumbling Mansion itself.

Driven by an insatiable thirst for knowledge and unlimited power, Dr Faustus makes a pact with the devil and in turn relinquishes his soul. Scene Productions give you a classic story of damnation and present it as a dark fairytale. Using puppetry, live illusion and trickery; avenging angels and dastardly demons are brought to life. “A rare kind of magic” The Stag

“Immaculately slick, highly imaginative physical theatre... Outstanding.” The Stage tickets £9 Full Price and £7 Concessions

tickets £9 Full Price and £7 Concessions

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Friday 28th September at 8pm Saturday 29th September at 7.30pm

Jamaica 50 Gazebo

the story of Jamaica by those who made it. 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence and is set to be a year of International celebration. Join Bob Marley, Queen Nanny and fellow heroes on a journey through the Jamaican story. Set to an amazing soundtrack, this play celebrates the achievements of many on the road to freedom. Suitable for ages 11+

“A definite must watch for new and seasoned play goers.” The Drum, Birmingham tickets £9 Full Price and £7 Concessions 8

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Tuesday 2nd October at 7.30pm

seconds out Reform Theatre

You never forget your first fight. And you shouldn’t either. After an evening with the wife of nutcase Mad Mark Flynn, Sy is starting to worry about Tom. He needs to get out of town. And then he meets Foster, a former boxer. Foster takes Tom under his wing. But is there more to his interest than meets the eye? “This is direct, unfussy, touching stuff.” The Times Written by Nick Lane

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Wednesday 3rd October at 7.30pm

Friday 5th October at 8.00pm

Mother F

the inferno Kid

A celebratory, raucous and touching comedy about mothers.

wrestling’s write-off.

Articulate Elbow

Alex Brockie

A mother dies and in the vacuum that follows two daughters rummage through her letters and photos in the attic. Searching for her message from beyond the grave they discover a funny and alarming secret that unites them, changing their relationship forever. “I came with my mum and we were laughing so loud I expect your ears are still ringing.” Audience member tickets £9 Full Price and £7 Concessions 10

The Inferno Kid was once professional wrestling’s brightest star - a risk-taking daredevil both inside the ring and out. Now 36, he is disabled, destitute and all but forgotten by the wrestling world he once championed. All he has left in life are his mind and his marriage - and he could lose even those as he struggles to let go of his past. Written by Alex Brockie

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tickets £8 Full Price and £6 Concessions


Tuesday 9th October at 7.30pm Wednesday 10th October at 1.30pm & 7.30pm

dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Hull Truck Theatre

Love, betrayal and murder combine in a classic adaptation. Henry Jekyll is close to a discovery that will change medical science forever - but his methods are less than ethical. When a close friend threatens his work, Jekyll is forced to experiment on himself - and something goes very wrong. Or very right. “Hull Truck has a knack of unearthing the best local talent - such as Nick Lane.” Yorkshire Post tickets £10 Full Price and £8 Concessions £5 Matinee Book Online at www.arenatheatre.info | Box Office: Telephone (01902) 321 321 | Minicom (01902) 321 327

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Thursday 11th October at 7.30pm Friday 12th October at 8.00pm

the Good Person of sezuan Midland Actors Theatre & Sister Tree

Brecht’s classic comedy - updated and set in Jamaica! This acclaimed production returns to the Arena, following sell-out performances in 2010. Rhema’s neighbours and friends are worried. What has happened to her? Why has she disappeared? Maybe her cousin’s trial will explain all... “I came home feeling as if I’d been to the best party in the world!” Audience member Translated by Michael McMillan

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Wednesday 17th October at 1.30pm & 7.30pm Thursday 18th October at 1.30pm & 7.30pm Friday 19th October at 1.30pm & 8.00pm

Master Juba Fittings Multimedia Arts

R u GoinG to C JuBA?! JuBA, tHE iniMitABLE JuBA!! JuBA, tHE BEst dAnCER LivinG!!!! A potent mix of rhythm and words, reclaiming the streets with a frenzy of beats, improvised tap and the heart of the drum. Master Juba is an urgent visceral performance that recounts the amazing tale of William Henry Lane, the man who invented Tap Dancing! Supported by Black Country Touring and Outside Centre BSL Interpreted

tickets £9 Full Price and £7 Concessions £5 Matinee Book Online at www.arenatheatre.info | Box Office: Telephone (01902) 321 321 | Minicom (01902) 321 327

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Saturday 20th October at 7.30pm

Famous Five Red Earth Theatre

Five characters. Five stories. Five lives overlapping. Once upon a time, there were five girls whose technicolor teenage dreams were of adventure and heroism. As the years passed, the girls lost track of themselves, their dreams were abandoned and their world turned to monochrome. This is the story of what happens to a dream deferred. Red Earth Theatre in Association with mac Birmingham. Supported by Black Country Touring and Outside Centre

tickets ÂŁ9 Full Price and ÂŁ7 Concessions

BSL Interpreted

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Monday 22nd October at 7.30pm Tuesday 23rd October at 7.30pm Wednesday 24th October at 1.30pm & 7.30pm

Mother Courage and Her Children Blackeyed Theatre

Regarded by many as the greatest play of the 20th Century. Two ideologies in a conflict that stretches across a continent threatening world power. One woman sees an opportunity to survive, a way to profit from the slaughter by selling goods to both. The time is about to come when, in her quest for material gain, she must make the ultimate sacrifice. “Professional, exciting, historical political theatre, ideal for the Brecht lover.” Reviews Gate Suitable for ages 11+ Translated by Lee Hall, Directed by Tom Neil

tickets £10 Full Price and £8 Concessions £5 Matinee

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Thursday 25th October at 7.30pm

Holy and Horny An enthralling one-woman show that celebrates women’s sensuality and spirituality. This sell-out show is a hilarious, empowering and deeply moving play about one woman’s struggle to remain holy despite being horny as hell. Sheila, the frustrated Christian woman and her alter ego Eve, the sexually uninhibited poetess, are just two of the 20 characters played by Tonya Joy Bolton. Suitable for ages 16+ Written and performed by Tonya Joy Bolton

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Friday 26th October at 8.00pm

uPRisinG TARA Arts

Marking the 50th year of Jamaican independence in 2012. The award winning author Alex Wheatle presents his moving autobiographical story of how he became a writer. From the brutality of children’s homes to being on the ‘Frontline’ in riot-torn Brixton and sharing a prison cell with a fierce Rasta-man. Join Alex on a journey through Britain in the 1980s. Followed by a Q&A and book signing. “A triumph. Bears a striking resemblance to Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock.” The Times By Alex Wheatle (Brixton Rock)

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Monday 29th October - Friday 2nd November 8.30am - 4.30pm

Mad Science Week

spooktacular! A week of mad science workshops that will give children a real treat this Halloween!

Step into our spooky lab as you create gloopy lava lamps, construct ‘screaming’ balloons, make fake blood, discover bulging brains, spin edible spiders webs and even blow up pumpkins! Each day will be different so whether you come for just one day or all week you’re sure to have fun. To end the week, witness the wonders of our Mad science Halloween show with Spooky Dry Ice Storms! Friday 2nd november at 12noon. Suitable for ages 4 - 12 years

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tickets

£19 per day £5 show


Friday 2nd November at 8.00pm

Tuesday 6th November at 7.30 Wednesday 7th November at 1.30pm & 7.30pm

inspector norse

the Ghost’s touch

A swedish self-assembly crime thriller.

A haunting new play by John Goodrum based on the chilling tale by wilkie Collins.

Lip Service

Man found dead in a barn with a bizarre message carved on his forehead. Enter Inspector Sandra Larsson in her authentic knitwear. With her own personal life unravelling before our eyes, it is up to her to follow the pattern of a mystery with many holes. Featuring a drunken moose! “It’s a unique style of comedy, it’s what they do and the do it superbly.” Manchester Evening News tickets £10 Full Price and £8 Concessions

Rumpus Theatre Company

Stephen Rayburn’s young daughter Lucy runs to him from the woods in Kensington Gardens. She’s frightened. “Is it the dog?” he asks. “It’s not the dog, it’s the lady ... I think she might be mad!” The woman leads him into lust and revenge that reaches from beyond the grave. “Rumpus guarantees to set your heart racing!” Remotegoat

tickets £9 Full Price and £7 Concessions £5 Matinee

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Thursday 8th November at 1.00pm

Thursday 8th November at 7.30pm

Creative disability

threadbare Greebo

the 2013 Black Country Cultural Festival Launch and Press Conference Newly commissioned art and disability art - theatre, performance, images, sculpture, music, poetry, artists film and video - delivered over 21 days next summer, around the Black Country. National and international disabled and non-disabled artists to deliver projects in mainstream and 'unusual' venues. The Festival will bring together great artists, art and audiences. Hosted by Creative Director Paul Darke and in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton.

2 Headed Pigeon Theatre Company

In a house deep in the forest, a woman with needles for fingers sews a boy out of old cloth. As he makes a bid for freedom, he stumbles across mad scientists and talking tapeworms. He must summon up all his resourcefulness and determination to overcome his biggest obstacle. Suitable for ages 11+ Supported by Arts Council Supported by Black Country Touring and Outside Centre

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Friday 9th November at 8.00pm

the Pomedy show Yasus Afari

After a successful tour of the uK in 2011, the PoMEdY show returns! An electric mix of Jamaican Comedy and poetry celebrating laughter, love and learning for the entire family and community. Showcasing the very best in Jamaican pomedy - Yasus Afari, Oliver Samuels, Ping Wing and many, many more. Comedy and poetry with a difference. Supported by Western Union & Learning Links.

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Saturday 10th November at 7.30pm

Surdwani, Sampad and Arena Theatre

Festival of Light A Diwali celebration featuring South Asian dance, music and song from regional artists. Presented by Sampad South Asian arts, Surdhwani and Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton.

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Tuesday 13th November at 7.30pm Wednesday 14th November at 7.30pm

L.o.v.E. Volcano Theatre

A Radical Classic™ Volcano’s violently passionate classic is recreated for the company’s 25th anniversary. L.o.v.E. is an immoderate Shakespearean ménage à trois, with a touch of Shirley Bassey. Three lovers grapple sweatily with one another as they wrestle breathlessly with some of the greatest poems in English. “The entire performance is like one long lovemaking session and nearly as enjoyable” Time Out 1993 Suitable for ages 15+ Based on Shakespeare’s Sonnets. Originally produced in 1992 winning the 1993 Time Out Theatre award. Originally directed by Nigel Charnock. Recreated by Paul Davies.

tickets £10 Full Price and £8 Concessions

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Thursday 15th November at 7.30pm

2deep Rannel

Hilarious Hip-Hop comedy theatre full of jaw dropping skills with a futuristic twist Rannel theatre company are a critically acclaimed physical comedy duo known for their hilarious, energetic and unexpected sketches. Their break through Edinburgh show “Flhip Flhop” took the 2009 Fringe by storm quickly selling out, gaining several 5 star reviews and enjoying extensive UK and International touring. “Wonderfully fresh and fine comic actors… a comedic gem” Scotsman

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Friday 16th November 2012 at 8.00pm

offa’s Poets in Captivity Offa’s Press

Offa's Poets present an evening of entertaining poetry, made in the West Midlands. Prepare to be moved by witty and warm-hearted verse. Laughter and pathos guaranteed. Performers include Emma Purshouse, Jeff Phelps, Win Saha and Dave Reeves.

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Monday 19th November at 7.30pm

Kabaddi, kabaddi, Kabaddi Pursued by a Bear Productions in Co-production with Kali Theatre

Against a backdrop of Indian revolutionary fervour, two players compete for a place in the team for the 1936 Berlin Olympics and for the love of Azadeh, a freedom fighter and outcast with a troubled past. In 2012 at the London Olympics stadium site, their descendants wrestle to win favour once more...but with tragic consequences. Black country Touring

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Wednesday 21st November at 7.30pm Thursday 22nd November at 1.30pm & 7.30pm

the Adventures of Robin Hood Oddsocks

the heart-warming legend has everything you need for a great adventure All the makings of a winter warmer. Set against the cold, dark winter woods of Northern England “The Adventures of Robin Hood” will be an energetic, romp suitable for all the family with live music, lots of action and plenty of opportunity for audience participation. “A truly valiant company” Saltburn Valley tickets £12 Full Price and £10 Concessions £5 Matinee Book Online at www.arenatheatre.info | Box Office: Telephone (01902) 321 321 | Minicom (01902) 321 327

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Friday 23rd November at 8.00pm

Misery

Blue Orange Theatre

You’ve read the novel, you’ve watched the movie, now see the stage play Romance novelist Paul Sheldon retires to Colorado to write the final novel featuring heroine Misery Chastain. He loses control of his car. He regains consciousness in a farmhouse which is cut off from the outside world. His legs crushed, he can only rely on the woman who saved him. “Both Griffiths and Haywood are 100% believable in their characters” BBC Radio WM Suitable for ages 13+

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Tuesday 27th November at 7.30pm

there is Hope Rosie Kay Dance Company

there is Hope promises to be a timely, pertinent and exciting work that speaks of today A brand new hard-hitting contemporary dance work, which takes a look at modern morality, physicality and the presence of spirituality in our lives. What do you believe in if there is no God?

tickets ÂŁ9 Full Price and ÂŁ7 Concessions

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Wednesday 28th November at 7.30pm

Richard tyrone Jones’s BiG HEARt Richard Tyrone Jones

How do you fight back when your own heart tries to kill you? Richard expands on details of near death from dilated cardiomyopathy (heart failure), atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) and atrial thrombosis (blood clot in the heart), and how he’s living everyday life with the condition that will almost certainly kill him. Here is a show for anyone who ever had a heart. “Fascinating, sobering, hilarious, and ultimately uplifting” New Scientist Supported by the Wellcome Trust.

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tickets £9 Full Price and £7 Concessions


Wednesday 5th December at 7.30pm

Friday 7th December at 8.00pm

Graft

Monkey Poet double Bill:

George dillon’s solo staging of Berkoff’s Graft – tales of an Actor is a unique master-class in the craft of acting.

Monkey Poet

Vital Theatre

Graft is ten chapters in the life and many deaths of Harry - a dedicated actor, who is often out of work, rejected and desperate to practise his craft. From his first audition to his final curtain Graft unflinchingly exposes the reality and questions the sacrifice. “The best example to watch how to perform is George Dillon” Steven Berkoff

Murder Mystery & Potty Mouth Murder Mystery takes us on a journey of suspense and comedy as Monkey Poet shifts characters from Bukowski to Wilde to Shakespeare, as he tries to solve a murder whilst wooing Sylvia Plath. Potty Mouth, tackles the birth, use and misuse of language and is stand up poetry at its funniest and finest.

tickets £9 Full Price and £7 Concessions

“Wicked barrages of humour’ The Stage Developed using public funding by Arts Council England.

tickets £9 Full Price and £7 Concessions

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independent and Amateur Promotions: standard concessions may vary

Tuesday 4th September - Saturday 8th September At 7.30pm

Wednesday 12th September at 1.30pm & 7.30pm

Miss saigon, school Edition

displaced

Wolverhampton Youth Music Theatre A classic love story is brought up-to-date. In the turmoil of the Vietnam War, an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. Struggles to find each other over the ensuing years ends in tragedy for her and a chance for the child he never knew he had.

tickets £9 Full price and £7 Concessions

WOW Theatre Company Followed by an old favourite ‘the Family tree’ Looking at the lives of the homeless, the problems, the reasons and the stories. The experiences WOW encountered at Wolverhampton’s soup kitchen are brought to life in this intimate piece of Theatre.

Friday 21st September at 8.00pm

Elsie & norm’s Macbeth Opus Theatre

Any resemblance to any person living or dead in this performance is purely accidental.

The Family Tree is a Favourite for WOW looking at the past and present.

Their home is a seat of culture. No more copies of ‘The Art of Hanging Baskets’ and the like. Oh no! The wonders of no less a personage than ‘The greatest playwright what ever lived’ - William Shakespeare - has found a home in Laburnum Avenue.

tickets £3 Matinee £5 Evening

tickets £9 Full Price and £7 Concs

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independent and Amateur Promotions: standard concessions may vary

Monday 1st October at 7.30 & Thursday 4th October at 1.30pm & 7.30pm

Saturday 13th October at 7.00pm

tinted windows

Maurice Malcolm

Pretentious Latin Name

Jamie’s finally escaped a life of rejection but carries the scars to show it. He seeks to come to terms with his past, can he let go of this world that helped him cope? Or will he be consumed by memories, and the twisted nightmares they are threatening to become?

Poetry in Motion Maurice Malcolm Book Launch Ex University Law Graduate Maurice Malcolm, takes a big step and leaps into the world of Poetry and Drama as he launches his first book of poetry entitled ‘Ticket’. Featuring Maurice himself along with a selection of special guests.

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#dream, achieve, believe Brookes School of Performing Arts

Returning to the Arena theatre this season with their annual showcase. Incorporating a mixture of ballet, tap, modern, acrobatics, contemporary, street and musical theatre. The pupils get their chance to shine on stage.

Written and directed Liam Thornton & Jonathan Arnold

tickets £6 Full Price, £5 Concessions

Saturday 3rd November at 2.00pm & 6.00pm Sunday 4th November at 2.00pm

tickets £9 Full Price and £7 Concs

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independent and Amateur Promotions: standard concessions may vary

Saturday 17th November at 2.30pm & 7.30pm

danceaid Danceaid is a new and exciting charity that harnesses the energy of dance to transform the lives of vulnerable children. Let’s help Danceaid and raise money for orphaned, poor, and exploited children in the UK and other countries, by supporting the various dance groups performing.

tickets £8 Full Price and £6 Concs

Saturday 24th November at 7.30pm Sunday 25th November at 2.30pm & 7.00pm

in the spotlight RSM Stage Academy

Following last year’s sell out success! ‘in the spotlight’ is RSM’s annual showcase at the Arena Theatre in Wolverhampton. This showcase includes all students from the stage academy along with professional performers from London’s West End.

tickets £8.50 Full Price and £7.50 Concs

Thursday 29th November, Friday 30th November & Saturday 1st December

Feel Good Musical Reach For The Stage

Let this musical put a spring in your step. A show bursting with good tunes, there is something for everyone with well known show stoppers from the West End including: Never Forget, We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia and Wicked plus plenty of pop music to add to the mix. tickets £9 Full Price and £7 Concs

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independent and Amateur Promotions: standard concessions may vary Proceeds to ‘Neil’s appeal For Brain Tumour Uk’.

Thursday 6th December at 7.30pm

A Kick in the Baubles MiG Productions

It’s another peaceful Christmas in the Bailey household but Frank does not wish it could be Christmas every day - In fact, he’s dreading it. Everything is set for a car-crash Christmas.

Wednesday 19th December at 1.30pm & 7.30pm

Thursday 20th December at 7.30pm & Friday 21st December at 7.30pm

A Christmas showcase

Hear our song

The Discoverers, NoNonsense and WOW

Cassie Robinson

Christmas starts here!

But when Frank’s estranged daughter Milly suddenly appears, the rug is pulled out from underneath the chaos.

Join three of Wolverhampton’s most popular and entertaining theatre groups for another great show packed with comedy, drama, songs and dance.

Some of the best and most popular songs from the West End and Broadway, including music from such shows as Cabaret, Carousel, Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables, brought to you by exceptionally talented stars of the future. Also featuring a sprinkling of Christmas Magic!

tickets £9 Full Price and £7 Concs

tickets £1 Matinee £5 Eve

tickets £12 Full Price and £10 Concs

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the discoverers, nononsense and wow return to the Arena theatre with a popular Christmas treat.

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Arena theatre Facilities

Performance Hub

• MAin AuditoRiuM

university of wolverhampton, walsall Campus

The 150 seat auditorium forms the heart of the Theatre and is large enough for most meetings and conferences. Fully accessible and equipped for theatre and multimedia presentations.

• sEMinAR RooM

Boasting state of the art presentation and multimedia equipment. The room holds 50 people. Hospitality and Catering is also available. Please ask for details. to book any of the spaces please contact us on (01902) 322 380 or email arena@wlv.ac.uk.

The Performance Hub is the perfect venue to support your drama, dance or music activities, whether you need space to rehearse or to hold a performance, the Hub has a range of facilities available for hire to support your work, including performance studios, recording studios and rehearsal spaces. “the Performance Hub is one the most impressive performing arts building in the uK” John Pymm For more information please contact: neil.reading@wlv.ac.uk or visit www.wlv.ac.uk/theperformancehub

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MISS SAIGON SCHOOL EDITION

DISPLACED JAMFOLK’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

ANIMAL FARM ELSIE & NORM’S MACBETH SABRI ENSEMBLE

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER DR FAUSTUS JAMAICA 50

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED

TINTED WINDOWS SECONDS OUT MOTHER F TINTED WINDOWS THE INFERNO KID

DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE THE GOOD PERSON OF SEzUAN POETRY IN MOTION

MASTER JUBA FAMOUS FIVE

MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN HOLY AND HORNY UPRISING

SPOOKTACULAR!


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December SPOOKTACULAR! INSPECTOR NORSE #DREAM, ACHIEVE, BELIEVE

THE GHOST’S TOUCH THEADBARE GREEBO CREATIVE DISABILITY THE POMEDY SHOW FESTIVAL OF LIGHT

L.O.V.E 2DEEP OFFA’S POETS IN CAPTIVITY DANCEAID KABADDI, KABADDI, KABADDI THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD MISERY IN THE SPOTLIGHT THERE IS HOPE RICHARD TYRONE JONE’S BIG HEART FEEL GOOD MUSIC

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SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN MON

FEEL GOOD MUSIC

GRAFT A KICK IN THE BAUBLES MONKEY POETS DOUBLE BILL

GRIMM TALES

HEAR OUR SONG HEAR OUR SONG

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September - December 2012

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