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Dear Patron Not so ancient and very modern all here at the Kings. It only seems like yesterday when the Kings Theatre’s future was looking very bleak, but almost ten years down the line and here we are, a thriving, updated entertainment venue with constantly improving facilities attracting the big productions. Frank Matcham would be suitably impressed by the way his 1907 Edwardian theatre is moving into the 21st century. You only have to look at the theatre now as it stands proudly on the corner of Albert Road and Exmouth Road to see the changes and know that the whole area is alive and buzzing with activity, thanks to the hard work of Albert Road Traders Association and all those who have been involved in bringing Albert Road to the fore. The Kings Theatre is no exception, with Aurora shining her light of welcome and the restoration recreating the atmosphere that has made the theatre a landmark for 103 years!

Musical theatre, cinema, opera, ballet, dance, comedy, bands, talks, the whole range of attractions to suit all tastes and wishes, are all available at the Kings in this new autumn season. Old favourites and new shows are here for you to choose from in this brochure. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s Tell Me on a Sunday starring Claire Sweeney charting the romantic misadventures of a young English girl in New York, brings the West End once more to Portsmouth in October and Christmas sees the return of our family pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk. Along with all the vibrant activities in education, community and development, The Kings Theatre is playing its part in revitalising the entertainment and the arts in Portsmouth. Be a part of it and see you here. David Cooper General Manager

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Song and Dance 2010 Sun 12th September 7.30pm

The best of Portsmouth’s local professional and community talent come together for a fantastic evening of song and dance – plus a few special extras – in a show hosted by Arnold Gutbucket and Alan Jenkins. With West End star Jack Edwards, the concert will raise money for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines charity, Cystic Fibrosis for Kids and The Kings Theatre Restoration Fund. Tickets £13.00 – £9.00 £2.00 off – Kings Card, OAP, Student

Jack & The Beanstalk Auditions

10.00am 7 and over (max height 5'2") 1.00pm Seniors (min height 5'2") Sun 19th September Are you aged 7 or above? Would you like to appear in this year’s pantomime? Candidates will be auditioned in groups and taught a short dance routine. Please wear suitable clothes. Rehearsals start on 29th November, and will mainly be after school and weekends. Please note these positions are unpaid. Panto dates 8th December–2nd January 4

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“Oh I do like to be beside the seaside...” One long weekend of film events, features, shorts, installations, exhibitions and workshops exploring the darker side of the seaside with centre piece event – a screening of Ken Russell’s film Tommy complete with live tribute band ‘Who’s Next’. Portsmouth Film Festival in partnership with The Kings, will be working on a number of exciting initiatives, to bring the story of the film and its connection to Portsmouth to life. The other British ‘south coast’ seaside film Quodrophenia will kick start the weekend complete with scooter rally and rockers event across the road at The Loft at the Kings Pub. The Loft will also host Seaside Shorts; a series of short films interspersed with VJ sets and live music by Kino Kul.

Laurel and Hardy

Wed 22nd September 7.30pm In association with Portsmouth Film Society this legendary comedy duo present us with three of their iconic films, The Music Box, Towed in a Hole and Saps at Sea. Why not come along and have some fun in a theatre by the sea, and laugh out loud at this nostalgic comedy pair on the big screen!

Tommy with live band ‘Who’s Next’

Sat 25th September 7.30pm The Portsmouth Film Festival brings you the chance to see a screening of Ken Russell’s Tommy in the venue where it was filmed. The Who’s landmark Rock Opera was shot at a number of locations around Portsmouth and the classic Pinball Wizard scene with Elton John was filmed inside the Kings Theatre itself! The Portsmouth Film Festival brings Tommy back to the Kings as part of this years event. The film will be followed by a live tribute band ‘Who’s Next’, making this a fantastic live music and cinematic experience! Tickets £10.00 Concessions £2.00, £5.00 for Students

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Tickets for this film night will save you £2 off the live Laurel and Hardy stage show on 29 August! Tickets £4.00 £3.00 Concessions

Quadrophenia

Sing Along with Grease

The classic Mod film featuring Sting, Ray Winstone, Phil Daniels, Lesley Ash and Toyah Wilcox. In 1960s London Jimmy, loathing his dead-end job and dead-end parents, lives for his scooter and his Mod mates. August Bank Holiday in Brighton looks like it will be great, with a chance to see his Vespa-riding hero Ace, do battle with the Rockers, and maybe get lucky with Steph.

Join the fun of this original high school musical classic in aid of The Rowans Hospice. Ever wanted to be a T-Bird or Pink Lady? Then raid the hospice’s charity shops for drainpipes, twin-sets and jackets to give you that fifties look for your chance to go on stage in the best dressed competition.

Fri 24th september 7.30pm

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Sun 26th September 6.00pm

Proceeds of the evening go to The Rowans Hospice Registered Charity No. 299731. Tickets £10.00

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Portsmouth Film Festival 22nd–26th September

Portsmouth Film Festival 22nd–26th September

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West End Songbook

Wed 29th September Mat 2.30pm Come and enjoy a feast of entertainment as all of your musical favourites are performed by four top vocalists from the West End. Narrator Barrie Stacey presents classics from shows such as Grease, Phantom Of The Opera, Miss Saigon, Sweet Charity, Oliver, and many others in this brilliantly entertaining show! Tickets £7.00 £1.00 off – Kings Card

An Audience with Peter Snow ‘The Battle of Waterloo’ Thur 30th September 7.30pm

The Battle of Waterloo was one of the most successful campaigns in military history. Peter Snow tells the story of Britain’s triumphant war with Napoleon 200 years ago. Peter will liberally illustrate the story of Wellington’s march from Portugal to Waterloo with a variety of detailed slides and maps. Tickets £15.00 £2.00 off – Kings Card

Tueday 28th September 7.30pm Tickets £14.00 – £12.00 £2.00 off – Kings Card, £5 for Students KINGS THEATRE PROGRAMME Autumn 2010 show! Get 50% off tickets for our Laurel and Hardy film night (page 6) when you/ Winter book this 8

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The House of Burlesque, Victorian Values with The Ministry Of Burlesque Sat 2nd October 7.30pm

Join us for an evening of frisky satire full of puns, bums, past and current buns in this unique series of hilarious, dark, sexy and daft burlesques which send up the eccentric morals, ethics and values of the British Empire – then and now. Tickets £14.00 – £12.00 £2.00 off – Kings Card

That’ll Be The Day

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers Tue 5th October 7.30pm Thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums interweave with layers of percussive soundscapes and delicate bamboo flutes in a spellbinding display of precise choreography & sheer athleticism

Tickets £18.00 – £16.00 £2.00 off – Kings Card

Sun 3rd October 7.30pm

Prepare yourself for a party, as the legendary That’ll Be The Day returns to Southsea. Featuring back to back non-stop nostalgia classic gold hits from the 50s through to the 90s mixed with all new feel-good comedy routines; this show is not to be missed. Tickets £20.00 – £18.00 £2.00 off – Kings Card, Child, OAP, Student

“Just when you think it could not get any more powerful, it doubles in intensity. This show is not one to be missed.” Edinburgh Evening News.

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Born to Rock ‘n’ Roll

Magic of Motown

The 1950s were some of the most exciting years in the history of music, a time when Rock ‘n’ Roll was born. Performing their own hits live on stage, teen idols of their day, Marty Wilde, Eden Kane and Jet Harris show us how Rock ‘n ’Roll shaped the style of music that we know and love today.

Direct from the USA, this show delivers live performances of music from the Temptations, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, Martha Reeves and scores more! The best live Motown tribute concert show boasts a superbly choreographed cast, 36 million-selling hits, dozens of dazzling costume changes and that authentic Detroit sound.

Thur 7th October 7.30pm

Sat 9th October 7.30pm

Tickets £23.00 – £21.00 £2.00 off – Kings Card

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Eurovision Explosion Fri 8th October 7.30pm

This Eurovsion spectacular brings together winners of the Eurovision Song Contest, Katrina, Brotherhood of Man, Bucks Fizz and the exciting Kytsun Wolfe. Katrina with her classics Love Shine A Light, and Walking On Sunshine, Brotherhood’s Save All Your Kisses For Me and United We Stand, plus Bucks Fizz Making Your Mind Up and Land Of Make Believe… and host Kytsun Wolfe with his incomparable Cliff Richard’s Congratulation and Power To All Our Friends. Tickets £19.50 – £17.50 Concessions £2.00

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BRONZE UK Flyers ukflyers.com

CJS Portsmouth Ltd. cjsportsmouthltd.co.uk

MindWorks Marketing mindworks.co.uk

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Coffin, Mew and Clover coffinmew.co.uk

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Parmiters Antiques ianparmiter.co.uk

Venn Pianos vennpianos.co.uk Creatiques Couture creatiques.co.uk The Phoenix Public House 023 9278 1055

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Specialising in the repair and overhaul of small to medium gas turbine engines. The company started in 1946 and has been trading in Portsmouth for 46 years. We employ over 320 people with the outlook for the company looking rosy for many years to come.

All About Signs allAboutSigns.co.uk University of Portsmouth: Purple Door port.ac.uk

Grosvenor Casino, Portsmouth grosvenorcasinos.com Braemar Care Home braemarcarehome.co.uk

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Hot Mikado

Tue 12th–Sat 16th October 7.30pm Sat Mat 2.30pm The Portsmouth Players present another fantastic show at the Kings. Based on the work of Gilbert and Sullivan, Hot Mikado is a musical comedy set in 1940s Japan. A tale of love and adventure, this show will delight its audience with a mix of music and laughter, performed by this popular, well-established company. Tickets £14.50 – £8.00 Concessions Available

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Tue 19 th – Sat 23rd October

Showings: Tue–Sat 7.30pm, Weds & Sat Mat 2pm Tickets: £22 Tue Eve & Weds Mat £19–£24 Weds–Thur Eves & Sat Mat £21–£25 Fri & Sat Eve Group Discounts: 10+ 11th Free 25+ £2 Off + 11th Free 16

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Swan Lake

Rudolf Nureyev Russian State Ballet Academy

Sun 24th October 7.30pm Touring from Ufa, Bashkortostan in the Southern Urals, ‘The Rudolf Nureyev Russian State Ballet Academy’, a company boasting over 40 dancers, present Swan Lake, a classical ballet that transforms ballet into a fairy-tale. Incorporating a timeless score from the incredible composer Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake is a certified classic, replete with evocative music and beautiful dance. The ballet has captured the imagination of many generations over the years and continues to attract audiences worldwide. Tickets £18.50 Concessions £1.00

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ADVERT: education The team in the Education Department is dedicated to developing skills and providing young people with the confidence to use the resources in the theatre. The Kings Theatre provides children from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to perform on a professional stage in beautiful surroundings, just the same as our favourite actors, dancers and musicians. Of course, the theatre is not just about performance. Story writing, costume design and make-up together with the more technical aspects such as lighting and sound all need people of talent.

Children enjoy performing on the stage. Many dream of becoming stars of the future. Music, Dance and Drama present them with the opportunities they need to explore and express their talents and imagination to the full. Some children are naturally shy. Put them on the stage before an appreciative audience however, they blossom. My experience of many years in education has taught me that the expressive arts can do wonders to improve a child’s self confidence and powers of expression in front of others, skills so important for later life. Bill Taylor, Education Director

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Box Office 023 9282 8282 – Groups 023 9285 2208 Book online: www.kings-southsea.com

Jethro – Too Late To Grow Up

Guys and Dolls

After 35 years in the business, Jethro still packs theatres up and down the country. Still as mischievous as he was as a child we can only hope this man never grows up. If you want to laugh until it hurts, look no further than this legendary comedian.

South Downes Music Society presents one of the world’s favourite shows, containing such classics as Guys And Dolls, Luck Be A Lady, Fugue For Tinhorns, I’ve Never Been In Love Before, and Sit Down, You’re Rocking The Boat. Book early to enjoy one of the best societies in the region and recent NODA award winners.

Tue 26th October 7.30pm

Warning: This show contains rude language and adult themes. Tickets £18.50

A Celebration of Children 2010

Fri–Sat 29th–30th October 7.30pm The Sexton School of Dance presents A Celebration of Children 2010 A showcase of Tap, Modern and Song from musicals such as Grease, Sister Act, Oliver and Billy Elliot For more information please call 023 9221 0159

Tue 2nd–Sat 6th November 7.30pm Sat Mat 2.30pm

Tickets £14.00 - £8.00 Concessions Available

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Rockapella

Sun 7th November 7.30pm Rockapella, the worlds leading acapella group, renowned throughout America. They have played theatres all over the world, from Japan to Germany, and now for the first time will be appearing in the UK. WPLJ New York’s hit morning DJ, Todd Pettengill, raved “Rockapella’s music is so contagious it should come with a warning label. Five voices that blend into a symphony, Rockapella is the sound of the future, today!” Tickets £19.50 – £18.50 Concessions £2.00

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A Woman Alone / Rise & Shine

Mon 8th November 7.30pm A studio has been specially created at The Kings Theatre for this one off performance before this exciting new theatre company sets to take the UK by storm! This is a unique chance to see the preview performances of this outstanding company’s debut productions; two brilliantly comedic monologues A Woman Alone & Rise & Shine – NOT TO BE MISSED! Tickets £10 Concessions £2.00

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Maximum Rhythm ‘n’ Blues

Tue 9th November 7.30pm Maximum Rhythm ‘n’ Blues is here to boast some of the finest quality talent ever assembled on one stage. This all star line up features The Manfreds with original members Paul Jones, Mike D’Abo, Tom McGuinness and Mike Hugg and their special guests Alan Price and Cliff Bennett. They’re here bringing the best of British Rhythm ‘n’ Blues to the Kings. Tickets £24.00 – £22.00 £2.00 off – Kings Card

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Buddy Holly and The Cricketers

The Elvis Years

Sat 13th November 7.30pm

Tickets £18.00 – £16.00 £2.00 off – Kings Card

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Don’t miss the chance to see Britain’s longest-running and greatest Buddy Holly act live and make your heartbeat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans the world over saying: “I can’t believe it’s not Buddy!”.

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Wed 10th November 7.30pm

Mad About The Musicals

The Guide Awards

Hailed as ‘Outstanding!’ by the Stage, ‘The best show of its kind’ by Encore Magazine and nominated ‘Producer of the Year’, Mad About The Musicals’ returns with its award winning spectacular brand new 2010 show. This electric production of musical showstoppers, is one definitely not to miss!

The very best in local music, film, theatre, art and food and drink industries are honoured in an exciting and entertaining awards evening that promises to be one of celebration, singing and dancing.

Thur 11th November 7.30pm

Mon 15th November 7.30pm

Tickets By invitation only

Tickets £18.50 - £16.50

Thank You For The Music Fri 12th November 7.30pm

This year ABBA’s 40th anniversary is being celebrated at the Kings with a national tour of the all-new concert show! Forty years of ABBA has created an incredible musical legacy – a box office record-breaking movie, a smash-hit West End stage show, charttopping albums and singles plus this, the UK’s number one concert show, Thank You For the Music! Tickets £20.50, £20.00, £19.50 £2.00 off – Kings Card

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Eyes Front with Isla St Clair

Thur 18th November Mat 2pm Singer and television personality Isla St Clair is joined by filmmaker Patrick King, as they present a selection of songs and stories from the war years. A combination of live performances and film clips help them to demonstrate a fascinating and humorous look at how music was used throughout wartime, in this wonderful family show. Tickets £10.00 Concessions £2.00

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Exhibitions at The Kings Our Dress Circle exhibition space. Patrons attending shows can enjoy these exhibitions. Free public open viewings, programme permitting Thurdays and Saturdays 10.30am–2.00pm, please contact Box Office on 02392 828282 or www.kings-southsea.com. Refreshments available. looking back

WL Wyllie, presented by Hiscock Gallery 8th Sept–15th Sept Looking back, a collection of limited edition prints by WL Wyllie. the kings of music in art

Idle hands 15th Sept–21st Sept Ten artists exhibit art in many different mediums but with one similarity in their work music and the Kings Theatre. laurel & hardy 21st Sept–1st Oct Comic legends of the silver screen. The greatest comedy double act ever? coastline

Simon Whitcomb 1st Oct–11th Oct Recent paintings of our seaside city and coastline by renowned local artist Simon Whitcomb. tell me on a sunday

A collection of artists 11th Oct–25th Oct ‘New York – there’s nothing you can’t do’ An open exhibition welcoming artwork which is of or inspired by New York City.

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Pete Blathwayt 25th Oct–8th Nov The series borrows the moods of moments on the seashore, rephrasing them in a wider, cosmic context.

The Rhythm of Life

Year 9 Pupils Portsmouth Grammar School 22nd Nov – 29th Nov

An exhibition of artwork inspired by the visual context of the musical ‘Sweet Charity’. jack

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Newbridge Junior School 6th Dec – 4th Jan Boldly created from little hands.

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Children in Need

Fri 19th November 7.30pm Join us in a night of fabulous entertainment as celebrities and talented performers take to the stage to bring you a night of pure enjoyment! Why not present the proceeds of your own fundraising efforts stage? Proceeds go towards the fantastic the Children in Need Charity, making this a brilliant night in more ways than one! For more information contact 02392 828282 or www.kings-southsea.com Tickets £10.00 Concessions £2.00

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An Audience with Michael Portillo Sun 21st November 7.30pm

Controversial former MP for Kensington and Chelsea, Michael Portillo, is coming to the Kings Theatre. Currently a successful TV regular and columnist, Michael will share his experiences and his many fascinating stories, offering the audience a chance to interact and ask questions. Tickets £16.00 – £14.00 £2.00 off – Kings Card

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Sweet Charity

25th–27th Thur–Sat November 7.30pm Portsmouth Grammar School presents Sweet Charity by Neil Simon/Cy Coleman/ Dorothy Fields. This is the story of Charity Hope Valentine, a sweet, funny lady who keeps giving her heart to the wrong men. Visit the girls at the Fan-Dango ballroom, dance the Rich Man’s Frug and stamp along

to The Rhythm of Life at Portsmouth Grammar School’s spectacular and colourful new production of the classic musical. See you there, big spenders!

Tickets £12.00 Concessions £4.00 off

Carols At The Kings with the Salvation Army

Sun 28th November 6.00pm

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You are warmly invited to share the joyous sounds of Christmas on this first Sunday of Advent. Music, song, carols, the Nativity all in celebration of the birth of Jesus. Tickets Adults: £5.00 Under 14: £2.50 The Kings Theatre Box Office from 23rd November Tel: 023 9282 8282

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FUTURE HIGHLIGHTS

Glen Miller Orchestra 10 February

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Circus of Horrors 21 March

Sally Morgan 11 February

Solid Silver 60s 27 March

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Back for Good 11 March

Jane Austin 20 February

10cc Ha Ha Holmes 8 April April Patrons for evening shows may use Waitrose car13 park (about 10 minutes walk) See p47

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If you would like to make a donation, Virgin money are a ‘not for profit’ company, dedicated to helping charities raise funds.

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All donations go directly to the chosen charity, just head to www.virginmoneygiving.com and search for ‘Kings Theatre’ to make a donation.

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How to Book By phone Box Office 023 9282 8282 Group Bookings 023 9285 2208

Online You can book online by going to our website, www.kings-southsea.com Box office opening times Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm. The Box Office will remain open for 30 mins after show start. Sunday The Box Office will open 90 mins before the performance, and remain open for 30 mins after show start.

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Cards accepted Maestro, Visa, Solo, Mastercard, Electron. All Tickets paid for by debit or credit card over the phone are subject to a £2.50 administration fee. Postal bookings Write with details of booking, with payment to: The Kings Theatre Box Office, Albert Road, Southsea, Hants PO5 2QJ. Please make cheques payable to The Kings Theatre Trust Ltd and include your name and address on the reverse. If you require the Tickets sent to you please include an SAE.

Facilities

Large Print A large print copy of this brochure is available on request. Please call 023 9282 8282 or email boxoffice@kings-southsea.com

Theatre Tokens Kings Theatre Gift Vouchers are available from the Box Office and make a wonderful present. National Theatre Tokens are also available in denominations of £5, £10, £20.

Terms and Conditions Tickets are sold subject to the management’s right to make alterations to the cast or advertised arrangements, discounts and prices rendered necessary by unavoidable cause. The theatre management reserves the right to refuse admission. Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable point in the performance. Please note it may not be possible to seat you in your allocated seating until the interval. The Kings Theatre is a no-smoking theatre; a smoking bin is provided outside the main entrance.

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Bars Our bars are open one hour before the performance. The Matcham Bar, at the rear of the stalls, has level access from the Albert Road entrance.

The bars will be open one hour before the performance time printed on your ticket. Only alcohol purchased on the premises maybe consumed within the theatre. We regret that any alcohol purchased on the premises may not be taken outside the building. Glasses and glass bottles may not be taken into the auditorium at any time. We do however provide plastic tumblers for your convenience. By purchasing a ticket you consent to be photographed or filmed as part of a group.

The taking of photographs, the use of mobile phones and making any recordings of any performance is strictly prohibited. Boxes will usually be released for sale 1 week before the performance date due to possible sight line restrictions or use as part of the performance.

KINGS THEATRE PROGRAMME Autumn / Winter 2010

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Always check your Tickets for performance start time and to ensure you have the correct performance. Reservations Tickets can be held on a reservation without payment for three days. However Tickets cannot be reserved within three days of a performance date.

Special offers and discounts Special offers and discounts apply to full priced tickets only. Please note each offer may be used once person per performance and not in conjunction with any other offer. The Kings Theatre reserves the right to introduce or withdraw prices and discounts without notice.

Exchanges Tickets cannot be refunded, but they may be exchanged for a performance of the same production if sold through our box office at a cost of £1.50. Lost tickets can be replaced at a cost of £1.50. Concessions Discounts may apply to over 60s, under 16s and students (NUS Card). Please contact the Box Office for information about our Accessibility Scheme and related concessions.

We recommend that you order your interval drinks on arrival.

NB: Only drinks in plastic tumblers may be taken into the auditorium. Smoking The Kings Theatre is a no-smoking building.

Accessibility The theatre opens one hour before the performance time. The Kings Theatre is committed to improving accessibility for all our patrons. Assistance Dogs are welcome, please inform Box Office in advance.

Taxis A taxi rank is situated outside our main entrance in Albert Road.

Trains The Theatre is approximately 20 minutes walk or a short taxi ride away from both Fratton and Portsmouth & Southsea stations. For details please call 0870 6082 608. Parking From 6pm free parking is available in the Waitrose car park on Marmion Road, PO5 2EJ. 3 Disabled Bays are available to the front of the theatre on Albert Road.

Buses There is a bus stop outside the theatre. For travel details and timetables please call First Travel on 0871 200 2233.

NB Concessions are not always available – refer to programme for details. Only one concession per person, per performance.

Children All children must purchase a ticket from baby upwards. ‘Babes in Arms’ (under 3) pay £1 for all suitable theatre promoted events. Baby changing facilities are available. Children aged 12 or under must be accompanied by someone over the age of 16. Children between the ages of 13 and 16 may be unaccompanied but must make themselves aware to a member of staff. The theatre cannot take any responsibility for unaccompanied children. Group bookings Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more on many shows. Reservations can be made by calling 023 9285 2208, in person at the Box Office or by email via groups@kings-southsea.com Parental guidance Most productions are suitable for children, unless labelled otherwise.

We provide: • level access to the Stalls via Albert Rd • wheelchair spaces located in the Stalls (spaces cannot accommodate Mobility Scooters) • Infa-red hearing amplification systems are available on request for stalls and dress circle • disabled toilet facilities.

Customer service We aim to offer the highest standard of service to our customers. If you should have any comments, please write to: General Manager, The Kings Theatre, Albert Road, Southsea, Hants PO5 2QJ or email managementenquiries@kings-southsea.com

Ferries Wightlink/FastCat Tel: 0870 582 7744

Gosport Ferry Limited Tel: 023 9252 4551

Hovercraft From terminal head inland along Pier Road to University building Rees Hall, turn right along Southsea Terrace, continue along Kent Road into Marmion Road, cross to St. Vincent Road then left up Exmouth Road. HoverTravel Tel: 023 9281 1000

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At a glance… September 2010

Heritage Open Days Thur–Sun 9th–12th Song and Dance 2010 Sun 12th Southsea Music Festival Sat 18th Panto Auditions Sun 19th Laurel & Hardy Film Wed 22nd Quadrophenia Film Fri 24th Tommy with live Sat 25th ‘Who’s Next’ tribute band Sing along with Grease Sun 26th Laurel & Hardy stage show Tue 28th West End Songbook Wed 29th An Audience with Peter Snow Thur 30th

October 2010

House of Burlesque Sat 2nd That'll Be The Day Sun 3rd Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers Tue 5th Born to Rock n Roll Thur 7th Eurovision Explosion Fri 8th Magic of Motown Sat 9th Hot Mikado Tue–Sat 12th–16th Tell Me On A Sunday Tue–Sat 19th–23rd Swan Lake Sun 24th Jethro Tue 26th Celebration of Fri–Sat 29th–30th Children 2010

The Kings Theatre, Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hants. PO5 2QJ

November 2010

Guys & Dolls Tue-Sat 2nd–6th Rockapella Sun 7th A Woman Alone/ Rise and Shine Mon 8th Maximum Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Tue 9th Buddy Holly & The Cricketers Wed 10th Mad About Musicals Thur 11th Thank You For The Music Fri 12th The Elvis Years Sat 13th News Awards Mon 15th Eyes Front Thur 18th Children in Need Fri 19th Who’s Bad? Sat 20th An Audience with Sun 21st Michael Portillo Sweet Charity 25th–27th Thur–Sat Carols at the Kings Sun 28th

December 2010

Jack and the Beanstalk Parking From 6pm free parking is available in the Waitrose car park on Marmion Road, PO5 2EJ. 3 Disabled Bays are available to the front of the theatre on Albert Road.

BOX OFFICE 023 9282 8282 GROUPS 023 9285 2208

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The Kings Theatre is a Charitable Trust, Charity No. 1088254. Registered Office: The Kings Theatre, Albert Road, Southsea, Hampshire PO5 2QJ. Registered in England. No. 3983443.


Kings Theatre Autumn Winter 2010