Upcoming Events at the Theatre
Billy Fury Years 27 Jan 2013 commemorates 30 years since the untimely passing of Billy Fury; however it is reassuring to know that his name and music is far from forgotten. The Billy Fury Years is quite simply ‘The Ultimate Billy Fury show to ever hit the stage’.
New star to join Panto line-up Inside this autumn issue:
The Diary of Anne Frank 6 – 9 Feb After the critical acclaim for one off’s previous production at The Kings Theatre in 2012, "David Copperfield" the Company returns with this amazing true story...
New star joins Panto line-up
Sharon Shannon 3 March Sharon Shannon has music at her fingertips....literally! Renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres Hip-Hop, Cajun, Country, Classical and Rap.
Children In Need
Season opener Gala success
Upcoming Exhibitions at the Theatre Dara O’Briain Tweets
A reflection of Padnell Infant School 10 Dec – 7 Jan Children age 4-7 from Padnell Infant School Displaying a range of models, collage and art work based on the pantomime Snow White.
Arran Mackintosh 7 Jan - 28 Jan Arran is mainly recognized for creating heavily detailed ink drawings and uses this unusual format and distinctive style to illustrate the coastline of Portsmouth, the mountains of Cumbria and the discovery of America.
Hellos and Goodbyes
Triple E, JC & Joel curtain story
Upcoming Events & exhibitions
Peter Missen 28 Jan - 11 Feb Peter is in his second year studying for an MA in Fine Art at the University of Portsmouth. The paintings presented are a mixture of abstract art and participation projects. Box Office 023 9282 8282 Groups 023 9285 2208 www.kings-southsea.com www.facebook.com/kingstheatre www.twitter.com/kingssouthsea
The 9th October saw the press launch for this year’s panto ‘Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs’. The cast including Lisa Riley & Marcus Patrick arrived in style and still smiling despite the drizzle! We are delighted Lisa is doing so well in Strictly Come Dancing and are thrilled to announce that Lisa’s Emmerdale co-star and friend Adele Silva will be taking over Lisa’s role as Queen Malevola until after Strictly Come Dancing, when Lisa will return to the pantomime. We wish Lisa the best of luck in the competition and hope that she is able to bring the trophy with her on her return. Also, we can’t wait to see the result of our secret project – ‘Project X’ – the elves are working hard transforming the Box Office ready for our panto wonderland!
Children In Need We’re thrilled to announce the final total of £5,290.90 raised for Children In Need on Wednesday 14th November. From ticket sales and collections alone we raised £1,948.00 but we couldn’t have done it without the help from those who contributed, so we’d like to say a huge thank you to Kenwood Limited for donating £2085.75, the Queens Hotel and Clarence Pier for giving £1,000 and Portsmouth Warriors Cheerleading for adding a further £257.15. And to all those who got involved with the event including; the acts, staff, the public and of course Pudsey, thank you, the night was a huge success! Picture above: the host for the evening Ben Claybon (left) and the final act of the night The Octaves (right) meet Pudsey!
Cheque Presentation for the Season Opener The money was raised through our season opening gala show, Song & Dance and was in support of three charities. Alongside the Kings’ own restoration fund, the focus was on The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and cancer charity ‘Kick it into Touch’ and funds raised by the show has enabled the Kings Theatre to give £850 to each good cause. Presenting the cheque on behalf of ‘Kick it into Touch’ to cancer fund raiser John Willis the show’s producer Jackie Willis said, “It’s great to be able to raise money for such worthy causes.” Left to Right: Mike Williams, PR Director of the Kings Theatre Trust, Hilary Jukes, The Royal Navy & Royal Marines charity, Jackie Willis, one of the Producers of Song & Dance, John Willis, from the charity Kick It into Touch. The charities each received a cheque for £850.
Dara O’Briain Tweets ’Absolutely gorgeous night at Kings Theatre in Southsea Portsmouth. Plus a proper 1907 Frank Matcham theatre too. Always a privilege to play.’ @daraobriain 12th Oct
Hellos and Goodbyes After 4 brilliant years Darren Tipper sadly left us in October. We wish him the best of luck and hope he has settled into his new job well! We are delighted for Claire Dooley to join us at the Kings as the new Digital Marketing Officer. She joined us at the end of November, welcome along Claire!
Triple E: new equipment launch On Monday 24th September, industry and local press along with interested companies, local schools & theatres gathered on stage here at the Kings for the launch of a brand new tab track (curtain track). We are the first in the world to have this track installed and it has been given to us by Triple E. Triple E director David Edelstein & his wife Brenda were part of the night riders who visited the theatre back in June, and thanks to the warm welcome they received they decided to gift us this track. We are so grateful to both triple E and JC& Joel for the curtains.
Kings awarded for excellence! On Tuesday 4th December the theatre’s General Manager David Cooper met with a group of school headmasters from Poland to discuss opportunities for young people such as placements, work experience and employment. The headmasters had visited students in local Portsmouth Colleges and Universities before coming to the Kings Theatre due to our good reputation regarding training and learning.