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AUTUMN/WINTER 2015 | 0844 406 8666 |


CONTENTS PAGE Information Diary We are delighted that the first phase of works to improve and update Lighthouse takes place this summer. During August we will be undertaking a number of improvements designed to enhance your experience of visiting Lighthouse. A new ‘state of the art’ PA system will be installed in the concert hall to ensure the very best in amplified sound. We are adding seat backs to the choir stalls to improve audience and artists’ comfort. We are refurbishing the public lifts which are sometimes slow to respond and sound proofing of the cinema will be improved. To undertake these works Lighthouse will be closed in August, however The Ticket Office will be open Monday – Friday and you can book online at any time.


Venue Hire


Main House Drama

7 – 11

Studio Drama

12 – 13


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16 – 19

Christmas… Peter Pan

20 – 21

An Evening With...




The full programme of works will be completed over the summer of 2016. Details are on our website and as we work through the plans in greater details, we will update the information.

Choral, Classical and Opera

24 – 25

Love Lighthouse

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We have already secured £5.1m towards this essential project but we still need to raise £400,000 to complete the work. Our appeal campaign, Love Lighthouse has been launched and we really need you to get involved. You can support us by giving as little as £2 to our refurbishment costs every time you book a ticket. You can also support us in many other ways, such as becoming a Patron of Lighthouse from £40 per year, by making a regular donation or by supporting one of the many fundraising activities we are planning. If you Love Lighthouse, we hope you will help us to deliver a world class venue, presenting world class artists.


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Studio Jazz

30 – 31

Folk/Folk Rock Music

32 – 33

We hope that you enjoy browsing this brochure. There are many great productions, performances and artists to choose from. We look forward to welcoming you this autumn.

Lunch Time Recitals



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Visual Arts

42 – 43

Independent Events

44 – 45

Join In

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Coming Soon


Elspeth McBain



Charity Registration Number: 275961

0844 406 8666 www.lighthouse

TICKET OFFICE OPENING TIMES: Monday 11am – 5pm (tel. only) Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 8pm.


DISCOUNTS Many performances offer discounts for schools, students, U18s, seniors, groups and families.

Saturday 25 July Building open 10am – 5pm Ticket Office Telephone Sales/Counter Sales: 10am – 5pm Monday 27 July – Friday 11 September Building Open for Counter Sales Ticket Office Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm Telephone Ticket sales: 9.30am – Saturday and Sunday Closed Online booking open 24/7

Give yourself a night off and let us do the work for you.



Aged 14-25? Join our FREE club today. Look out for the symbol (see below) to access £5 tickets for many shows.

Provides great local produce with a contemporary menu offering delicious meals, snacks, coffees and quality wines.

VISITING US Find us opposite the Dolphin Centre and bus station, a five-minute walk from the train station.

ADDRESS 21 Kingland Road, Poole, BH15 1UG.



PARKING PAY AND DISPLAY. There is plenty of parking near to Lighthouse; multi-storey (evenings and weekends only), the Dolphin Shopping Centre and the Dolphin Car Park (next to Everyone Active).

WE’RE ACCESSIBLE To reserve a wheelchair space, book in person or by telephone. We offer complimentary tickets for companions assisting a disabled customer on request. Sound enhancement systems are available in the concert hall, theatre and cinema. Headsets are available from Ticket Office. Guide, hearing and assistance dogs are welcome. There are accessible toilets for wheelchair users on all floors. Prams and pushchairs can be left in the lobby next to the Ticket Office.



THE COUNTER On the ground floor by the cinema, the perfect place to meet friends and grab a drink before a film or show.

THE FIRST FLOOR BAR Ideal for pre-show and interval drinks. With a selection of draught beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks, a modern space with comfortable seating and space to relax.

THE KIOSK Next to the Ticket Office and at stands throughout the building, selling programmes, sweets, soft drinks and ice creams.

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Sunday 13 September Wedding Daze: Wedding Exhibition 11am Wednesday 16 September Ocean Film Festival World Tour 7.30pm Friday 18 September Kate Rusby 7.45pm The Venus Awards Ceremony Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 September A Murder Is Announced Various Times Thursday 24 September Tea Dance 2pm Friday 25 September Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr 8pm Tuesday 29 September Baroness Shirley Williams 7pm Wednesday 30 September BSO: Salome 7.30pm Thursday 1 – Saturday 3 October Round and Round the Garden Various Times Saturday 3 October Met Opera Live: Il Trovatore 5.55pm The Man Called Monkhouse 8pm Saturday 3 – Saturday 17 October Damian Clarke: Art, Music & Words Interlaced Saturday 4 October The Big Sing Participants 10am Show 3.45pm Tuesday 6 October National Dance Company of Wales 7.45pm

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Wednesday 7 October The Magnificent Music Hall 2.30pm BSO: Organ Symphony 7.30pm Thursday 8 October Oliver Lewis and Nerys Richards 1.05pm Thursday 8 – Monday 2 November South West Artwork Showcase Friday 9 October Gwyneth Herbert Quartet 8pm Saturday 10 October The Owl and the Pussycat’s Treasury of Nonsense 11am & 2pm Louis Hoover Sinatra 100 7.30pm Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers 7.45pm Wednesday 14 October BSO: Petrushka 7.30pm Show of Hands 7.45pm Thursday 15 – Friday 16 October She Called Me Mother 8pm Round the Horne Various Times Saturday 17 October Met Opera Live: Otello 5.55pm Alfie Moore: The Naked Stun 8pm Saturday 17 – Saturday 31 October Brian Freelander Sunday 18 October Dr Hook featuring Ray Sawyer and Support 7.30pm Tuesday 20 October – Saturday 7 November Sarah L Goy and Lisa Lewis Beauty in Perfection Wednesday 21 October BSO: Mozart by Goebel 7.30pm

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Thursday 22 – Saturday 24 October Bournemouth Gilbert and Sullivan Society Various Times 44 Friday 23 October All Star 60s 7.30pm 36 Ollie Howell Quintet 8pm 30 Saturday 24 October What to do When You Find a Dinosaur? 11am & 2pm 16 Mini BSO 11.15am 16 Hardeep Singh Kohli: Big Mouth Strikes Again 8pm 41 Tuesday 27 October The Hollywood Special Effects Show 7pm 17 Wednesday 28 October BSO: 1905 7.30pm 28 Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point* (*The PowerPoint) 8pm 41 Thursday 29 October The Snow Queen 11.30am & 3pm 17 Thursday 29 – Friday 30 October Wet Picnic 8pm 13 Friday 30 October Mad About The Musicals 7.30pm 36 Friday 30 – Saturday 31 October Miss Nightingale - The Musical Various Times 10 Saturday 31 October Tony and Mike The Country Owl and the City Squirrel 11am & 2pm 18 Met Opera Live: Tannhausser 4pm 24 Wednesday 4 November Tea Dance 2pm 46 Let’s Hang On 7.45pm 37

Friday 20 November One Night of Queen 7.30pm 38 Russell Maliphant Dance Company 7.45pm 15 Jay Phelps Sextet: Projection of Miles 8pm 31 Saturday 21 November Met Opera Live: Lulu 5.30pm 24 Wednesday 25 November BSO: Elgar Unmasked 7.30pm 29 Thursday 26 November Rumours of Fleetwood Mac 7.30pm 39 Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 November Corfe Hills School Show Various Times 45 Saturday 28 November Buddy Holly and the Cricketers 7.30pm 39 Saturday 28 November – Saturday 19 December Clive Halnan: ‘Light and Shade’ 43 Wednesday 2 December BSO: Sibelius 150 7.30pm 29 Thursday 3 December Lunchtime Recitals: ‘Tis Christmastide 1.05pm 33 Poole Schools Concert 7pm 45 Friday 4 December Don Weller Art Themen Quintet 8pm 31 Friday 4 December – Sunday 3 January 2016 Peter Pan Various Times 20 Saturday 5 December Wessex Youth Orchestra 7.30pm 45 Sunday 6 December Christmas Oratorio with Sir Willard White 5pm 25 Tuesday 8 – Thursday 24 December Otto and the Robin Various Times 19

Thursday 10 December RAF in Concert 7.30pm Friday 11 December Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain: 30 Plucking Years 7.30pm Saturday 12 December Met Opera Encore: The Magic Flute 4pm Steeleye Span in Concert 7.30pm Saturday 12 December – Saturday 9 January 2016 Music Architecture Poole [MAP] 2015 Wednesday 16 December BSO: Handel’s Messiah 7.30pm Thursday 17 December Baden Powell 7pm Thursday 17 – Friday 18 December A Pleasing Terror Various Times Saturday 19 December BSO: Last Night of the Christmas Proms 7.30pm Wednesday 23 December BSO: Celebration of Christmas Carols 7.30pm Friday 1 January New Year’s Day Johann Strauss Gala 3pm Thursday 14 January Tea Dance 2pm Saturday 16 January Met Opera Live: Les Pêcheurs De Perles 5.55pm



Thursday 5 November Lunchtime Recitals: Philip Fowke 1.05pm 33 John Wilson and John Wilson Orchestra 7pm 25 Friday 6 November Darius Brubeck Quartet 8pm 30 Friday 6 and Saturday 7 November A Christmas Carol Various Times 11 Dinosaur Zoo Various Times 18 Saturday 7 November Leroy Jones featuring Ian Shaw and Joe Stilgoe 8pm 37 Saturday 7 November – Saturday 5 December Michelle Rumney: Are we there yet? Mapping the Labyrinth 42 Tuesday 10 – Thursday 12 November Shakespeare Schools Festival 7pm 11 Wednesday 11 November BSO: Isserlis Plays Shostakovich 7.30pm 28 Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 November All My Sons Various Times 13 Wednesday 11 – Wednesday 25 November Anthony Dover 43 Melissa Merrington 43 Friday 13 November Joe McElderry: The Evolution Tour 7.45pm 38 Saturday 14 November Diverse Abilities: Diamond Ball 6.30pm 44 Sunday 15 November Christmas Wonderland Market 10am-6pm 44 Wednesday 18 November BSO: Glorious Song 7.30pm 29 Andy Parsons: Live and Unleashed But Naturally Cautious 8pm 41

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Middle Ground Theatre Company

AGATHA CHRISTIE’S A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED Starring Judy Cornwell, Diane Fletcher, Sarah Thomas, Rachel Bright and Dean Smith. “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October the thirteenth, at little Paddocks – six-thirty p.m.” The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place this coming Friday at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock.


Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 September

Unable to resist, the group gather at the house at the appointed time, when the lights go out and a gun is fired. Enter Miss Marple, who must unravel a complex series of relationships and events to solve the mystery of the killer… Both Judy Cornwell and Diane Fletcher have distinguished careers spanning over 50 years on stage and screen. Judy Cornwell is probably best known for her much loved portrayal of Daisy in the hugely successful TV sit-com ‘Keeping Up Appearances’, while Diane Fletcher is forever immortalised as Elizabeth Urquhart in ‘House Of Cards’. They are joined by Tom Butcher (PC Steve Loxton in ‘The Bill’ and Dr Marc Elliott in ‘Doctors’), Sarah Thomas, who played Glenda Wilkinson in ‘Last Of The Summer Wine’ for 24 years, Rachel Bright (‘Eastenders’ Poppy Meadow), and Dean Smith (‘Waterloo Road / Last Tango In Halifax’).

7.45pm, Wednesday and Saturday Matinee 2.30pm Tickets: £18 weekdays, £22 Friday and Saturday Discounts: Tuesday – Thursday only: Students, U18s Seniors, ATL THEATRE

Booking fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked via telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket.



Thursday 1 – Saturday 3 October Talking Scarlet

ROUND AND ROUND THE GARDEN By Alan Ayckbourn Follow Norman, his in-laws, and the local vet over one summer weekend in a Sussex country house. Assistant librarian Norman is intent on making all the women in his life happy; simultaneously attempting to seduce his sister-in-law Annie, charm his brother’s wife Sarah and still keep his own wife, Ruth, happy. Oblivious to the repercussions of his actions, Norman leaves a trail of havoc, misunderstandings and comedy consequences. At times wildly comic, and at times poignant, Round And Round The Garden brilliantly portrays the complicated relationships amongst these six intertwined characters. Whatever happened to a peaceful weekend in the country?

Age guidance: 12+ 7.45pm, Saturday Matinee 2.30pm Tickets: £16 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Groups, ATL THEATRE


Apollo Theatre Company

ROUND THE HORNE Original scripts by Barry Took and Marty Feldman The 50th Anniversary Tour Take a step back in time to the BBC’s Paris Studios and experience this comedy classic live. From 1965 to 1969 there wasn’t a bigger radio programme in Britain than the ground-breaking Round the Horne. For half an hour every Sunday afternoon, audiences would gather around the wireless to listen to Kenneth Horne and his merry crew get up to all sorts of mischief.


Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 October

With its infamous movie spoofs and hilarious regular characters such as Rambling Sid Rumpo, Charles and Fiona, J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock, and Julian and Sandy, Round the Horne was one of the biggest and best radio comedy shows of all time, and still endures today, 50 years on.

7.45pm, Saturday Matinee 2.30pm Tickets: £22 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Groups, ATL THEATRE

Booking fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked via telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket.



Friday 30 and Saturday 31 October Mr Bugg and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds with Cast, Doncaster and New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

MISS NIGHTINGALE – THE MUSICAL by Matthew Bugg Sex, scandal and showbiz – 1940s style. Miss Nightingale – the musical brings the on-stage glamour and off-stage affairs of war-torn London thrillingly to life. But some secrets are even more explosive than The Blitz… Audiences across Britain have adored this fabulous, feel good tale of love, loss and hope; performed by a multi-talented cast who not only act, dance and sing but also play all the instruments live on stage! Don’t miss your chance to enjoy the smash-hit show on its fifth and final UK tour. This critically acclaimed musical will have you laughing, crying and cheering for more!

7.45pm, Saturday Matinee 2.30pm Tickets: £18, Matinee £15 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, ATL THEATRE

The story is good, the songs are TERRIFIC The Times


Box Clever

A CHRISTMAS CAROL By Charles Dickens This new adaptation of Dickens’ atmospheric ‘Ghost Story of Christmas’ is brought to life through Box Clever’s characteristic cocktail of fun, lively action, music, puppetry and audience participation. Join Scrooge on his journey through Christmas past, present and future. Traditional carols, reggae and rap provide the soundtrack to his life as he visits his long dead partner Marley and the Christmas Spirits. This unique adaptation, with Dickens’ original text forming most of the dialogue, is ideal for families, schools, Dickens enthusiasts...

Age Guidance: 11+ 7pm, Friday 11am, Saturday Matinee 2.30pm Tickets: £14, Family Ticket £40 Discounts: U18s, Schools, Groups THEATRE

Tuesday 10 – Thursday 12 November


Friday 6 and Saturday 7 November

THE SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL The Shakespeare Schools Festival is the UK’s largest youth drama festival and enables over 1,000 primary, secondary, and special schools to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre. 35,000 young people will take to stages across the UK. “What a fantastic evening! Lots of amazing new talent in our community. Enjoyed every minute of it!” Audience Member, West London, 2014. “I am delighted that the Shakespeare Schools Festival, through its reach across the UK, is enabling new generations of young people to discover why he is still the world’s greatest playwright. I am very proud to be a patron of the Shakespeare Schools Festival.” Dame Judi Dench, SSF Patron.

7pm Tickets: £9 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Groups THEATRE Booking fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked via telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket.


STUDIO DRAMA Saturday 3 October

Thursday 15 and Friday 16 October

Cahoots Theatre Company

Pitch Lake Productions with Tara Arts for Black Theatre Live



This new solo play is a hilarious and poignant delve into the life of one of this country’s best loved and possibly most misunderstood comedians.


Alone in his cramped study among thousands of show business artefacts, film stock and memories, the comedian ponders his life. The technician. The obsessive. The smile. The tan. The cuff. The wink. The sincerity of the man called Bob Monkhouse. What happens when the unique handwritten joke books are stolen? Alex Lowe (Barry from Watford BBC Radio 4) writes, and Bob Golding (Morecambe - Olivier award winning) directs Simon Cartwright in the part he was born to play.

Age Guidance: 14+ 8pm Tickets: £12 Discounts: Students, U18s, Groups, ATL STUDIO


by Michelle Inniss Directed by Cara Nolan Evangeline is waiting; she has been waiting a long time. She waits for the Black Swan to glide through the station and show her a little warmth and kindness. She waits for a ticket home to Trinidad, the sun, the mango trees, and the street vendors selling curry. She waits for Shirley, the daughter she let walk away all those years ago. Will her daughter ever return to her and can she ever forgive the mother that let her go? BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated Cathy Tyson is best known for her stage work with the RSC and the Liverpool Everyman and on film in Mona Lisa (1986) starring alongside Bob Hoskins.

8pm Tickets: £12 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, ATL STUDIO


Thursday 29 – Friday 30 October

Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 November

Thursday 17 and Friday 18 December

A new work commissioned by Lighthouse Wet Picnic

Arena Theatre

Nunkie Productions



Following their production of The History Boys last year, local theatre company, Arena Theatre returns to Lighthouse with a brand new take on the Arthur Miller classic, All My Sons.

Two ghost stories by M R James

SUITCASES Stuck in a no man’s land between the virtual and the real, ‘Suitcases’ looks at one man’s quest to re-discover who he is. In their trademark style, utilising movement led theatre, bouffant and dark comedy, Wet Picnic shine a light on our modern world and question what keeps us human in an age increasingly lived through technology. Suitcases is being created in two parts, for indoor and outdoor audiences. Both will tell two sides of the same story. The outdoor version is being performed on 10th and 11th October at Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival.

8pm Tickets: £12 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, ATL STUDIO Funded by Arts Council England Booking fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked via telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket.

Set in Joe and Kate Keller’s garden, this moving and powerful drama on the ethics of profiteering and family is as poignant today as it was when it was first performed in 1947. The Kellers’ son, Larry, has been lost in the Second World War. An apple tree, planted as a memorial to their son, has been torn down by a storm. Yet his loss is not the only part of the family’s past they can’t put behind them…

8pm, Thursday and Saturday Matinee 2pm Tickets: £12 Discounts: Schools, Students, U18s, Seniors, ATL STUDIO

Over a century after they were first published, the ghost stories of M R James retain their power to terrify and amuse. This gripping one man show retells two of the earliest and eeriest. In Canon Alberic’s Scrap-book, a young Cambridge antiquary discovers the devil in the details of an old book in a medieval town in the French Pyrenees. ***** Wonderful, magical storytelling. The Daily Mail

Age Guidance: 12+ WARNING: CONTAINS MOMENTS OF PLEASING TERROR 8pm, Friday Matinee 2pm Tickets: £12 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, ATL STUDIO



Tuesday 6 October A co-promotion with Pavilion Dance South West

NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY OF WALES Three unique pieces of dance created by the very best European choreographers. Featuring a world premiere of A Mighty Wind, by Jeroen Verbruggen, created with NDC Wales this summer, the programme is full of different styles and personality, set to a range of wellknown and uplifting music. The rousing sounds of Ravel’s Bolero drives Johan Inger’s delightful Walking Mad along a colourful and theatrical dance journey. The dancers play and dance around a moving wall that adds a surprising presence on stage. It’s funny, with bags of character and packs a mighty emotional punch. Alexander Ekman’s Tuplet, is a witty exploration of the simple notion of rhythm. The dancers’ breath and bodies create a powerful drumming soundtrack, combined with pounding electronic accompaniment, as well as the familiar jazz sounds of ‘Fly me to the Moon’. This fierce physicality combines with joyful, carefree dance that really shows off the personality and virtuosity of the dancers. A fantastic and enjoyable evening for dance lovers to get their teeth into.

7.45pm Tickets: £16 Discounts: Students £10 Dance Along the South Coast Promotion THEATRE


A Sadler’s Wells/Russell Maliphant Company production



Friday 20 November

This year marks the 20th year of the collaboration between choreographer Russell Maliphant and lighting designer Michael Hulls. Together, the multi award-winning duo have developed a unique and unparalleled language between light and movement that is revered the world over.

DANCE ALONG THE SOUTH COAST Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, The Point, Eastleigh, Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth and Lighthouse, Poole have joined forces to celebrate dance and offer great discounts to visit each other’s venues to see more dance. Buy a full price ticket for a ‘feature’ show at any of the four venues and get a ticket for another show in the scheme half price.

For participating shows and T&C’s check online or contact ticket office. Booking fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked via telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket.

For this special occasion, Russell Maliphant Company present both new and classic work, including the iconic Broken Fall with music by Barry Adamson. It will be performed by Maliphant’s company of exceptional dancers alongside new creations including a quintet and a solo for former Royal Ballet dancer Dana Fouras. With a commissioned score by Mukul and costumes by Stevie Stewart.

7.45pm. FREE post show talk – ticketed event Tickets: £16 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Groups, ATL Dance Along the South Coast Promotion THEATRE Co-commissioned by DanceEast, The Lowry Salford and The Point Eastleigh. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.


FAMILY Saturday 10 October

Saturday 24 October

Saturday 24 October

Soap Soup Theatre

An Oxford Playhouse Production

Lighthouse and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra




Welcome to The Treasury. The place where imagination rules, dreams come true and adventures begin…


Everybody likes digging, right? Maybe you use a spade, or just your hands, until you discover something. Perhaps it’s a stone, or an old toy, or that biscuit you’d been saving. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s… a dinosaur!

Inspired by the runcible works of Edward Lear, Soap Soup Theatre present another feast for the eyes, ears and imagination. With their delightfully unpredictable story telling style, beautiful puppetry, and immersive soundscapes, they round up a collection of nonsense and fun, bigger and better than ever before!

In 1824 an eccentric scientist, William Buckland, discovered a bone from a creature that no one had ever seen before. He named it the Megalosaurus, and he was desperate to tell the world about it.

Age Guidance: 3+ 11am and 2pm Tickets: £7, Family Ticket £25

Age Guidance: 4+ 11am and 2pm Tickets: £7, Family Ticket £25



Are you ready to join him when the amazing dinosaur story first begins?

The Mini BSO returns for another fun and lively concert filled with rhythmic vitality and tunes galore, as well as plenty of audience participation. It is a great introduction to the wonderful world of the symphony orchestra and classical music. Mini BSO family concerts are specially designed for maximum entertainment as well as educational value.

Age Guidance: 3 – 9 years 11.15am Tickets £7, Family Ticket £25 THEATRE


Tuesday 27 October RIP Productions Ltd

THE HOLLYWOOD SPECIAL EFFECTS SHOW Get closer to the action than ever before as this interactive and explosive family show takes you behind the scenes of your favourite films to discover the science and secrets of movie magic. Join our team of special effects professionals who’ve been behind the effects on films including ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ for an interactive backstage adventure. Feel the heat from spectacular explosions, get up close with gruesome sci-fi monsters, be blown away by apocalyptic weather and possibly star in your own high octane stunt sequence.

Age Guidance: 5+ 7pm Tickets: Adults £15.50, Children £13.50, Family Ticket £50 Discounts: Groups THEATRE

Booking fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked via telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket.

Thursday 29 October APL Productions

THE SNOW QUEEN Hold onto your hats and get ready for this enchanting new version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale adventure. Featuring magical songs, beautiful costumes and scenery, and a host of colourful characters. Wrap up warm and join us for this delightfully laugh-out-loud retelling of a timeless chronicle that will melt your heart. Far away in a frozen land, the Snow Queen kidnaps a young boy named Kai to obtain the full powers of her mystic mirror that will make her immortal. His best friend Gerda, a clumsy, lovable little girl, is the unlikely hero who sets out to rescue him. A fun, frosty, fast paced adventure for the whole family! Age Guidance: 4+ 11.30am and 3pm Tickets: £12, Family Ticket £35 Discounts: Students, ATL, U18s THEATRE



Friday 6 and Saturday 7 November Box Productions Ltd

DINOSAUR ZOO Direct from Australia, Earth’s Dinosaur Zoo brings these awesome prehistoric creatures to the stage as you’ve never seen them before, up close and personal!

Saturday 31 October

TONY AND MIKE – THE COUNTRY OWL AND THE CITY SQUIRREL Tony the Owl lives in the countryside. He’s really happy in his little garden until Joe and Charlotte turn up and ruin his peace and quiet. They’ve moved from the city for a quieter life and to be honest, they’ve got no idea what they’re doing. To make matters worse, they’ve brought Mike the squirrel with them. He’s loud, he’s cheeky and he likes to party. Featuring puppetry, original music and a squirrel flying machine, this is a story about making friends, being different and why that’s OK.

Age Guidance: 3+ 11am and 2pm Tickets: £7, Family Ticket: £25 STUDIO


From cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, meet the most recent addition to the Dinosaur Zoo, a carnivorous theropod known as the Australovenator; the most complete meateating dinosaur skeleton yet found in Australia. Observe and interact with these extraordinary life-like dinosaurs in this entertaining and highly imaginative live show. But watch out – not all of these ravenous reptiles are as tame as they seem! Children can watch wide-eyed from a safe distance or dare to get right up close to the creatures. Look out for the ‘Danger Zone’ seats.

Age Guidance: 3 + Friday 5pm, Saturday 11am and 2pm Tickets: £15 (danger zone area), £12 Discounts: Groups, ATL CONCERT HALL

A new work commissioned by Lighthouse Angel Exit



Tuesday 8 − Thursday 24 December

You are invited to the Piddle under Puddle annual Christmas party! Everyone will be there. Well nearly everyone... Otto would like to go, but he’s just too shy. Then one day a robin flies in through Otto’s window and changes his life forever. A tale of making friends and overcoming our fears filled with festive cheer, fun songs and gorgeous puppetry. This new family show from Dorset based Angel Exit Theatre (Moonfleet, The Secret Garden) promises to delight both young and old. This show has been commissioned by Lighthouse and was created with support from Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis R&D by the Sea and Arts Council England.

Dates, times and tickets Tuesday 8, Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 10.45am Saturday 12 11am, 2pm, 4pm Sunday 13 2pm Monday 14 10.45am, 1.45pm Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 10.45am Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 11am, 2pm Monday 21 (P) and Tuesday 22 (P) 11am, 2pm Wednesday 23 (P) 11am, 2pm, 4pm Thursday 24 (P) 11am, 2pm Age Guidance: Under 8s Tickets: £7.50, Family Ticket: £27, Schools: £7 (Schools Early Bird £6 if booked and paid before Friday 2 October) Premium Performances: (P) £8.50. Relaxed Performance: £5 STUDIO Booking fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked via telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket.



Lighthouse present

The Magical Christmas Adventure Starring

Christopher Ellison (The Bill) as Hook

Jamie Quinn

(Bluestone 42) as Peter Pan

Neil Smye as Smee


Friday 4 December until Sunday 3 January 2016


Book your flight with Peter Pan today, the croc’s ticking! PERFORMANCE TIMES:

Preview (PRE)  Off Peak (OP)  Peak (P)  Schools (SCH)  Relaxed Performance (RP) Friday 4th Saturday 5th 3pm PRE Sunday 6th 3pm OP Tuesday 8th 1.30pm OP/SCH Wednesday 9th 10.30am OP/SCH Thursday 10th 10.30am OP/SCH Friday 11th Saturday 12th 3pm OP Sunday 13th 3pm OP Tuesday 15th 1.30pm RP Wednesday 16th 10.30 OP/SCH Thursday 17th 10.30 OP/SCH Friday 18th Saturday 19th 3pm P Sunday 20th 2pm P Tuesday 22nd 3pm P Wednesday 23rd 3pm P

3pm P 7pm P 7pm PRE Thursday 24th HAPPY CHRISTMAS! 7pm PRE Friday 25th Saturday 26th 3pm P 7pm P 2pm P 5.30pm P 7pm PRE Sunday 27th 3pm P 7pm OP Monday 28th 3pm P 7pm OP Tuesday 29th 7pm P 7pm OP Wednesday 30th 3pm P 3pm P 7pm OP Thursday 31st Friday 1st HAPPY NEW YEAR! Saturday 2nd 3pm P 7pm OP 7pm P Sunday 3rd 2pm P 5.30pm OP 7pm P 7pm OP TICKET PRICES: 7pm OP Adults (PRE) £16.50, (OP) £19.50 (P) £21.00 7pm P Schools £9.50 5.30pm P DISCOUNTS: Families, Groups, Clubs, U18s, Seniors, ATL 7pm P 7pm P

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES Wednesday 30th December 7pm, Saturday 2nd January 2pm CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES Wednesday 30 December 3pm, Saturday 2nd January 5.30pm RELAXED PERFORMANCES: Tuesday 15th December at 1.30pm.


for groups of 20+ if booked and paid for by Friday 23 October 2015

Relaxed performances are open to everyone, but the environment has been specifically adapted for families with children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory, communication or learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.



Tuesday 29 September


THE 20TH CENTURY – THE CENTURY OF VIOLENCE Rt. Hon. Professor Shirley Williams, politician and academic, was the daughter of political scientist and philosopher Sir George Catlin and feminist and pacifist writer Vera Brittain. After graduating from Oxford she worked as a journalist for several years before becoming an MP in 1964. Later she co-founded the Liberal Democrats and has been a member of the House of Lords where she was spokesperson on Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. An MP for nearly twenty years she was a member of the Cabinet for five years.

7pm Tickets: £14 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Groups THEATRE



Wednesday 16 September



Enjoy more films for less money with a Lighthouse Film Club Membership.

From the producers of the Banff Film Festival UK Tour, The Ocean Film Festival showcases the world’s most amazing ocean films. Filmed above and below the water’s surface – you can immerse yourself in the wonders of the ocean without getting your feet wet! This extraordinary collection of short films documents the beauty of the oceancelebrating the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the seas salt; who chase the crests of waves, and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.

7.30pm Tickets: £13 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Groups THEATRE

0844 406 8666

Booking fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked via telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket.



New York’s world-famous Metropolitan Opera House.

Saturday 3 October

5.55pm (Live)



Saturday 17 October

5.55pm (Live)



Saturday 31 October

4pm (Live)



Saturday 21 November

5.30pm (Live)



Saturday 12 December

4pm (Encore)

THE MAGIC FLUTE MOZART Saturday 16 January

5.55pm (Live)



Tickets: £23 (Live), £21 (Encore), Members £21 (Live) £19 (Encore), Concessions £22 (Live), £20 (Encore) Buy four or more (in one transaction) and get 10% off We advise arriving 15 minutes early for live performances. CINEMA


Sunday 4 October

Lighthouse and Bournemouth Symphony Chorus


CARL ORFF: CARMINA BURANA Conducted by Stephen Jackson with BSO resonate Now in its 6th year, Lighthouse BIG SING returns. Spend the day singing with hundreds of others as you workshop and then perform Carmina Burana, one of the most exciting choral works ever written. You don’t need to be in a choir – just be keen to sing. This year there will be a special separate children’s choir, who will rehearse their own part in the morning, along with the Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus. The incredible performance by this massed choir takes place at 3.45pm, with the accompaniment of BSO resonate musicians. Everybody is welcome! Download the application form from our website or email for further information. £11 for the day (£5 under 18s) plus £4 if you wish to hire a vocal score. Timetable for participants: 9.30 am registration 10.00am − 1.00 pm morning session 2.00pm – 3.30pm afternoon session Performance: 3.45pm − 5.00pm open to the public Performance Tickets: £4.50 Discounts: U18s, Seniors CONCERT HALL

Sunday 6 December



GERSHWIN IN HOLLYWOOD PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS John Wilson and The John Wilson Orchestra plus special guests return with a sensational new show celebrating the genius of George Gershwin. Featuring some of his greatest hits such as I Got Rhythm, The Man I Love, Somebody Loves Me, Fascinatin’ Rhythm and Strike Up The Band all in their sumptuous original film orchestrations.

7pm Tickets: £46, £40, £33.50 CONCERT HALL

WITH SIR WILLARD WHITE, ARMONICO CONSORT AND ORCHESTRA Director Christopher Monks Soprano Gillian Keith Countertenor William Towers Tenor Nathan Vale As the Christmas Season begins, what better way to take your mind off things than to indulge yourself in a rollercoaster ride of Baroque brilliance. Armonico Consort brings one of Bach’s masterpieces to life with the country’s finest period instrumentalists. Packed full of wonderful and spirited melodies, with majestic harmonies and orchestrations, the Christmas Oratorio is a perfect way to start your Christmas. Joined by a world class line up of soloists, this is certainly one performance in the season that you cannot miss.


Thursday 5 November

5pm Tickets: £36, £32, £30, £26, £20, £14.50 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Groups, ATL CONCERT HALL

Booking fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked via telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket.



This autumn you may notice a few changes we’ve made to improve your experience.

Architects concept (not final design)


But the best is yet to come... 2016 will see a major refurbishment to make Lighthouse better for everyone. And we need your help. Love Lighthouse, our charity appeal, still has to raise ÂŁ400,000 to complete this vital work. Please support us and keep amazing creativity in the heart of Dorset. Find out how you can get involved: 01202 781 306 /lighthousepoole @lighthousepoole



BSO CONCERT SEASON 2015/16 Chief Conductor Kirill Karabits kicks off his seventh season with the BSO with what will surely be an electrifying concert performance of Richard Strauss’ psychosexual opera Salome. He also celebrates the 150th anniversary of Sibelius with a special concert featuring his final three orchestral works, and tackles his first Mahler symphony. New BSO Artist-inResidence, violinist Augustin Hadelich, continues the Sibelius connection, performing the Finnish master’s only concerto. He is later joined by Sunwook Kim for a special chamber recital which also features players from the BSO for Mendelssohn’s glorious Octet. Other highlights include performances of Stravinsky’s ballets The Firebird and Petrushka, Shostakovich’s Tenth and Eleventh Symphonies and both his Violin and Cello Concertos, Berlioz’s daring Symphonie Fantastique together with Scriabin’s beautiful Piano Concerto, Britten’s sublime Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings and James MacMillan’s specially commissioned Little Mass.


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Wednesday 30 September SALOME R Strauss Salome Kirill Karabits Lise Lindstrom James Rutherford Kim Begley

Wednesday 7 October ORGAN SYMPHONY Weber Brahms Saint- Saëns Yan Pascal Tortelier

Euryanthe Overture Piano Concerto No.1 Symphony No.3 “Organ” Louis Lortie

Free “Meet the Music “ pre-concert talks take place in the Concert Hall at 6.30pm.

Wednesday 14 October PETRUSHKA

Tickets: £9 − £42 All concerts start at 7.30pm unless stated otherwise. CONCERT HALL

de Falla The Three Cornered Hat Suite Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 Stravinsky Petrushka (1947) Carlos Miguel Prieto Boris Giltburg

Wednesday 21 October MOZART BY GOEBEL JC Bach Mozart Mozart Mozart

Amadis de Gaule: Overture & Suite Violin Concerto No.6 K271a Symphony No.31 “Paris” Chaconne from Idomeneo

Reinhard Goebel Mirijam Contzen

Wednesday 28 October 1905 Beethoven Prokofiev Shostakovich

Egmont Overture Piano Concerto No.1 Symphony No.11 “The Year 1905”

James Gaffigan

Alexander Gavrylyuk

Wednesday 11 November ISSERLIS PLAYS SHOSTAKOVICH Prokofiev Sinfonietta Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1 Haydn Symphony No.104 “London” Kirill Karabits

Steven Isserlis

Wednesday 18 November GLORIOUS SONG Franck Canteloube Poulenc

Symphony in D minor Songs of the Auvergne Gloria

David Hill Elizabeth Watts BS Chorus

Wednesday 25 November ELGAR UNMASKED Beethoven Elgar

Piano Concerto No.4 Symphony No.2

Vassily Sinaisky

Kirill Gerstein

Wednesday 2 December SIBELIUS 150 Sibelius Grieg Sibelius Sibelius

The Tempest Suite Piano Concerto Tapiola Symphony No.7

Kirill Karabits

Juho Pohjonen



Wednesday 16 December HANDEL’S MESSIAH Paul Goodwin James Laing Neal Davies

Rebecca Bottone Benjamin Hulett BS Chorus

Saturday 19 December LAST NIGHT OF THE CHRISTMAS PROMS Pete Harrison Stephen Weller

Shona Lindsay

Wednesday 23 December CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS CAROLS Frank Zielhorst

BS Chorus & Youth Chorus

Friday 1 January 3pm NEW YEAR’S DAY JOHANN STRAUSS GALA Aleksandar Markovic´ Rebecca Bottone

STAR WARS AVATAR ET APOLLO 13 STAR TREK WAR OF THE WORLDS AND MANY MORE… Saturday 13 February 7.30pm Epic Galactic Soundtracks Pete Harrison

Booking fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked via telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket.





Gwyneth Herbert Ned Cartwright Sam Burgess Al Cherry

Ollie Howell Duncan Eagle Mark Perry Matt Robinson Max Luthert

Darius Brubeck Dave O’Higgins Matt Ridley Wesley Gibbens

Voice Keys Bass Guitar

Lighthouse’s Jazz season begins with a true star, appearing for the first time in the studio. Gwyneth Herbert is a mesmerising performer, writer of striking original songs and versatile musical adventurer, fleetingly inhabiting the worlds of the great singer-songwriters, jazz vocalists and traditional composers whilst never quite fitting easily into any of their camps. With one foot in the jazz world and the other somewhere in the future, she has worked in collaboration with writers, musicians, directors, choreographers, visual artists, academics, clowns, pirates and young people to create a huge repertoire of genre-defying interdisciplinary work. This show will see Gwyneth accompanied by her band, playing a first set of “greatest hits” and a second exploring songs from ‘The Sea Cabinet’.

8pm. Tickets: £17


Drums Saxophones Trumpet Piano Bass

Ollie Howell is a multi-award winning drummer, composer and bandleader. Currently based in London, and already establishing a name for himself both in the UK and abroad, Ollie is wowing audiences around the globe with his creativity, dynamism and stunning improvisation; as well as a highly acclaimed repertoire of original music. Ollie has been mentored since his college days by Quincy Jones, who was “floored” by Ollie’s performance during an exhibition gig at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Jimmy Cobb has also actively encouraged Ollie since hearing him play in 2009.

Piano Saxophones Bass Drums

Darius established himself in the jazz world touring with his Dad and his own bands in the sixties and seventies. In the early eighties he moved to South Africa and spent two decades teaching the first Jazz studies degree in Africa and touring the world with leading South African musicians. Since moving to London in 2005, his quartet has won an enthusiastic following worldwide for its strong programming of South African jazz, Dave Brubeck’s hits and Darius’ own highly melodic compositions.

Ollie’s quintet includes some of the most creative young musicians on the London scene and is signed to Whirlwind Records.

Dave O’Higgins is a leading soloist on the international jazz scene, as well as leading his own septet. The line-up is completed with a solidly swinging rhythm section of brilliant young bassist Matt Ridley and South Africanborn Wesley Gibbens.

8pm. Tickets: £13

8pm. Tickets: £15


Friday 20 November JAY PHELPS SEXTET: PROJECTION OF MILES Jay Phelps Nathaniel Facey Jean Toussaint Ashley Henry Tim Thornton Shane Forbes

Trumpet Alto sax Tenor sax Piano Bass Drums

Trumpeter Jay Phelps is at the forefront of the young and creative generation of jazz musicians in the UK, with an instantly recognizable warm and projecting tone. Jay has performed and recorded with a veritable who’s who of both UK and international jazz artists such as Courtney Pine, Wynton Marsalis, George Benson, Jamie Cullum, Sir John Dankworth, Guy Barker, Amy Winehouse and many more. For this project, Jay has put together an all-star line up to re-arrange and perform the music of Miles Davis, one of his major influences, including former Jazz Messenger, Jean Toussaint, on tenor. ‘Assured, clever, fluent, with a lovely soft-edged tone, he is already a player you could easily recognise after hearing him just once.’ Dave Gelly - the Observer.

8pm. Tickets: £17 Booking fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked via telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket.

Friday 4 December DON WELLER-ART THEMEN QUINTET Don Weller Tenor saxophone Art Themen Saxophones David Newton Piano Andrew Cleyndert Bass Steve Brown Drums The quintet, led by Don and Art, showcases the contrasting but complementary styles of two of Britain’s best and best-loved elder statesmen of mainstream-modern jazz. Over recent decades their interplay and mutually–inspiring jousting has thrilled and amused audiences at festivals. David Newton is an inspired soloist, and an accompanist of distinction (no surprise he’s first choice for so many leading singers). Andrew Cleyndert and Steve Brown, both first choice for many leading British musicians and Americans playing in the UK, provide an absolutely rock solid and swinging basis for the band.

8pm. Tickets: £15 StudioJazz@Lighthouse all shows IN THE STUDIO

Programmed in partnership with Bournemouth Modern Jazz Club, Swanage Jazz and SoundStorm Discounts: Students, U18s, ATL



Friday 18 September

KATE RUSBY Of all the stars in folk music’s firmament few shine as brightly as Kate Rusby. A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate’s soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel. Inhabiting a lyric with unforced conviction – no matter how old or how modern – she has that rare ability to transport her audience, of touching them emotionally and making each tune live vividly within their experience and imagination.


Featuring three of Britain’s finest musicians and interpreters of songs and tunes, each a virtuoso in their own right. Martin Simpson has been a musician for 35 years and in that time has been nominated 26 times in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; more than any other performer. The crossover appeal Kate enjoys is unprecedented He is joined by Andy Cutting – a soulful and technically outstanding melodeon practitioner for a folk singer and has been achieved without with an ear for a fine tune and Nancy Kerr resort to compromise. This will be a truly remarkable and unforgettable concert experience. a distinctive and impressive talent. Martin Simpson has said that playing music with Andy 7.45pm and Nancy makes him a better player. In this Tickets: £20 trio he will be mainly playing guitars and banjos, Discounts: Seniors, U16s, ATL singing and grinning from ear-to-ear. We’re THEATRE looking forward to seeing that grin.

‘Everybody loves and respects Kate Rusby, not just for her lovely voice, but for the way she has moved folk forward while remaining true to tradition…’ Sunday Times


Friday 25 September

8pm Tickets: £14 Discounts: Students, U18s, ATL STUDIO

Wednesday 14 October

SHOW OF HANDS Show of Hands are undeniably one of the strongest current forces in acoustic music – England’s finest and most popular roots partnership and something of a “people’s band”, regularly voicing the hopes, fears and life stories of scores of people in song. Joined by Miranda Sykes on double bass, they are widely recognised for their resonating original songs, stunning musicianship and remarkable audience rapport. An alchemist couldn’t have come up with a more potent, magical mix than that of Phil Beer, who can as The Scotsman observed, “play nearly every stringed instrument known to man,” and the inspired Steve Knightley, described by Mike Harding at BBC Radio 2’s Folk Awards, as “one of England’s greatest singer songwriters”.

7.45pm Tickets: £22 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Groups, ATL THEATRE

Saturday 12 December

Thursday 8 October



Folk rock pioneers Steeleye Span are touring with a new live show. Maddy Prior – the voice of the band – leads a line-up featuring faces old and new. Having recently collaborated with Sir Terry Pratchett on a record based on his Wintersmith novel, their 2014 performances will see them perform new gems alongside classics that have made them one of the most successful British Folk Rock bands ever.

7.30pm Tickets: £21 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Groups, ATL CONCERT HALL

‘Don’t miss them’ The Independent

Booking fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked via telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket.



Internationally renowned Violin virtuoso Oliver Lewis and brilliant pianist Nerys Richards play a truly stunning programme wrapping the gorgeous and much loved Sonata by Elgar around with Bartok’s gipsy influenced Romanian Folk Dances and Tckaikovsky’s blazing Valse-Scherzo. Pure brilliance.

Thursday 5 November

PHILIP FOWKE One of the UK’s finest piano duos Philip Fowke and Anna Markland play a delicious programme of fabulous duets by Rakmaninov (some say his finest works),the jazz influenced and much missed Richard Rodney Bennett, and the wryly humorous Darius Milhaud. A delight from start to finish.

Thursday 3 December

‘TIS CHRISTMASTIDE The Lytchett Consort, a mix of young professional singers and local talent , conducted by the renowned Andrew King , present a history of the Carols spanning five centuries covering Christmas eve, Christmas day, Boxing day, wassailing, the joy of church bells, the Christmas Truce of 1914, Mary singing to her Baby, etc and then moving on to settings of poems by Wendy Cope and Thomas Hardy. You’ll never hear a more varied selection of good Christmas Music.


MUSIC Wednesday 7 October

Saturday 10 October

Paper Moon Theatre Company


THE MAGNIFICENT MUSIC HALL Carefree, Cheerful and Uniquely British! Step back in time to the glorious and glamorous heyday of British Music Hall, circa 1890s, a truly golden era. Helming this splendid afternoon of rich entertainment of song, dance, magic and laughter will be your eloquent and elegantly waistcoated Chairman; complete with gravel and sharp wit together with an ‘august’ line up of artistes who have all appeared on BBC TV’s ‘The Good Old Days’.


THE CENTENNIAL GALA WORLD TOUR 2015 sees the hundredth anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth. In full celebration of Sinatra’s fabulous music, Louis Hoover, the original star of the West End smash hit show The Rat Pack Live from Vegas, is back live on stage with a 17 x piece Hollywood Orchestra and very special guests.

This two hour gala performance will delight and entertain lovers of participatory entertainment, the songs you love to sing and the jokes you love to hear.

When Louis was seventeen he worked in an office and paid eight pounds to stand up in ‘the gods’ at the RAH to watch his idol perform. On leaving the arena after the show, Louis ‘just knew’ that he would one day do the same, and perform his favourite music at The Royal Albert Hall. After starring in the West End musical The Rat Pack and his subsequent one man show Salute to Sinatra he finally reached the Royal Albert Hall, receiving a well-deserved, ten minute standing ovation.

2.30pm Tickets: £14 Discounts: Groups THEATRE

7.30pm Tickets: £25 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Groups, ATL CONCERT HALL


Saturday 10 October

MUGENKYO TAIKO DRUMMERS Thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums, mysterious masked choreography with inventive lighting, muscular synchronisation timed to perfection, post-apocalyptic martial imagery & infectious belly laugh humour - all in a spellbinding display of sheer athleticism. Feel the energy & experience the power of this unique performance. As the most successful touring taiko drum group on this continent, Mugenkyo celebrate their 21st year on the road, creating a contemporary look & sound, fusing the traditional spirit of taiko with a modern stage performance that has captivated audiences everywhere…

7.45pm Tickets: £20.50 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Groups, ATL THEATRE Booking fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked via telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket.

Sunday 18 October OEP Live!


Dr. Hook enjoyed considerable commercial success in the 1970s with hit singles including When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman. The band had eight years of regular chart hits in both America and the UK. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Dr. Hook featuring the actual Dr Hook, Ray ’Eye Patch’ Sawyer and of course all the hits!

7.30pm Tickets: £27.50 CONCERT HALL


MUSIC Friday 23 October

Friday 30 October

Robert Pratt for Chimes International


ALL STAR 60S Imagine five amazingly talented 60s iconic bands who have enjoyed phenomenal success throughout their musical careers, getting together to perform all their hits… and you have the fantastic ‘All Star 60’s Show’. Bringing you all their hits and more in one show are Brian Poole and the original Tremeloes, Chip Hawkes, Dave Munden, The Troggs who had huge hits such as ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘Love Is All Around’. Badfinger featuring Bob Jackson. The Ivy League with ‘Tossing and Turning’ and ‘Funny How Love Can Be’. The Pacemakers will round off this fabulous array of talent with songs by Gerry and the Pacemakers.

7.30pm Tickets: £27.50 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Groups, ATL, Live for 5 CONCERT HALL



Gareth Gates and Michael Courtney head the cast of the 10th Anniversary Production of Mad About the Musicals. Taking you on a whistle stop tour from the heart of London’s theatre land to the glitz of Broadway, Mad About the Musicals celebrates the very best songs from the shows we all know and love! With a host of your favourite numbers from the pen of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kander & Ebb, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Boubli & Schonberg, the talented cast will evoke the true spirit of the stage, with brilliant vocals, incredible dancing, stunning costumes and West End musicians to bring you the very best show in town!

7.30pm Tickets: £24 CONCERT HALL


Wednesday 4 November

Saturday 7 November



THE MUSIC OF FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS This award-winning production is a musical journey through the prolific career of one of the most successful bands of all time, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. From the beginnings in the early 50s, the show takes you through hits such as ‘Grease’, ‘Bye Bye Baby’, ‘Beggin’ and many more, climaxing with a spectacular finale of ‘Let’s Hang On’! We are very proud to have the opportunity to present this recently revamped production which now features brand new sound, lighting and AV screens.

LEROY JONES FEATURING IAN SHAW & JOE STILGOE BRITISH GREATS & NEW ORLEANS SWING A rare opportunity to see legendary New Orleans trumpeter Leroy Jones joined by Ian Shaw (“Our finest jazz singer” – Time Out) and Joe Stilgoe (star of High Society at the Old Vic in 2015, “truly remarkable” Sir Michael Parkinson), for a wonderful night of music. Expect to hear the swing of New Orleans, all with some fiery soul, bebop and tunes of their own thrown in.

Definitely not a night to be missed!

Leroy’s career, spanning over four decades, has seen him play with the likes of Harry Connick Jr, record with Dr John and appear on shows such as Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

7.45pm. Tickets: £21.50 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Groups, ATL THEATRE

8pm. Tickets: £21 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Groups, ATL CONCERT HALL

Booking fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked via telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket.



Friday 13 November

Friday 20 November



THE EVOLUTION TOUR The Evolution Tour showcases Joe’s renowned versatility which has won him a unique fan base. But it is Joe’s sheer energy and vitality which carries the show – and the audience into the night with a sense of elation. The Evolution Tour features new numbers and new routines which will entertain his fans, old and new. His unmistakable voice, easy wit and warm rapport have endeared him to all ages from 5 to 95. Whether he’s singing a pop hit, or stunning the audience into silence with opera, Joe has evolved from boy crooner to the master of his craft since winning X-Factor in 2009.


Performed by Gary Mullen and The Works One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you! In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band ‘The Works’, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen.

The Evolution Tour shows Joe is still an ever growing talent.

Since May 2002, ‘Gary Mullen and the Works’ have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. The outfit have also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park, in front of a very enthusiastic crowd of 40,000.

7.45pm Tickets: £19.50 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Groups, ATL THEATRE

7.30pm Tickets: £19.50 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Groups, ATL CONCERT HALL



Saturday 28 November

Buddy Holly and the Cricketers once again herald in the Yuletide festivities with Holly at Christmas, the show that is now as traditional as mulled wine and mince pies! Holly’s hits, other contemporary classics and some Christmas crackers are all wrapped up in a fast, furious and funny feast of entertainment to make the perfect gift for all the family. Whatever the season, whatever the excuse to party, 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!”

Thursday 26 November

7.30pm. Tickets: £19.50 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Groups, ATL CONCERT HALL

RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC Rumours of Fleetwood Mac returns to the UK in late 2015 and early 2016 to launch its stunning new stage production performing in meticulous note-for-note detail all the classic hits from one of the most outstanding and enduring catalogues in the history of rock music. Recognised internationally as the world’s leading Fleetwood Mac tribute show and with the golden seal of approval from founding member Mick Fleetwood, plus recent guest appearances from Fleetwood Mac’s very own legendary guitarist Rick Vito, this stunning new show takes you on an epic musical journey through changing eras and styles, from the exciting sound of the sixties London blues scene right through to the staggering commercial success of the seventies and eighties and beyond. Replicating perfectly the power and subtlety of Fleetwood Mac at their brilliant best; Rumours of Fleetwood Mac perform all the classic hits live. 7.30pm. Tickets: £32.50, £22.50 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Groups, ATL CONCERT HALL Booking fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked via telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket.


MUSIC Friday 11 December

UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN (30 PLUCKING YEARS) Eight Ukuleles, Sixteen Hands, Thirty Two Strings, Sixteen Million Minutes, One Billion Seconds, Thirty Years. In June 2015 the Orchestra will have clocked up Sixteen Million Minutes of Ukulele action. By September 2016 the Orchestra will have been active for One Billion Seconds. They play ukuleles, they sing, they say funny things, they whistle, but they bring a lot more to the table than that. “Pure entertainment”, “Magisterial”, “The best musical entertainment in the country”, “A much loved National Institution”, are some of the things said in attempting to encapsulate the indefinable magic and atmosphere of all round good humour, light heartedness, well being and joy which permeate the live concerts. If you know ‘The Ukes’ you won’t need any persuasion, if you don’t then book your tickets now, you won’t be disappointed!

7.30pm Tickets: £21.50 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Groups, ATL CONCERT HALL


Pre-show Dining at Lighthouse Enjoy two course menu for only £13.50 per person Served between 12pm ˗ 2.30pm 6pm ˗ 7.30pm on selected shows

Wednesday 18 November




Saturday 17 October



Following last year’s sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival, star of BBC Radio 4 ‘It’s a Fair Cop’ Alfie tasers his way through 90 minutes of hilarious and fascinating anecdotes drawn from his eighteen years on the beat. The Naked Stun is based on the true story of his dogged determination to track down a ‘serial flasher’. A fast-paced show that twists and turns, exposing the seedier side of crime investigation, before reaching a shocking conclusion.

Age Guidance: 14+ 8pm Tickets: £12 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, ATL STUDIO

When you’ve a mouth this big, is it any wonder you get into trouble? The comedian, broadcaster, journalist and chef explains all in a brand new show; on the back of its premier at this year’s Edinburgh Festival.

Age Guidance: 14+ 8pm Tickets: £12 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, ATL STUDIO

Wednesday 28 October


GETS STRAIGHT TO THE POINT* (*THE POWERPOINT) The innovative comedy mind behind ‘Modern Life Is Goodish (Dave TV)’, ‘Are You Dave Gorman?’ and ‘Googlewhack Adventure’ is back with a brand new live show that promises more of his unique blend of standup comedy and visual story-telling as Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point*... (*The PowerPoint).


Saturday 24 October

Andy has enjoyed huge success as a writer and performer on television, radio and the live comedy stage. As well as a series regular on the award-winning Mock The Week (BBC 2) and numerous spots on Live At The Apollo (BBC 1), Andy has also appeared on QI (BBC2), The Politics Show (BBC1), Newsnight (BBC2), World’s Most Dangerous Roads (BBC2), Saturday Live (ITV) and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala At The O2.

Age Guidance: 16+ 8pm Tickets: £15 THEATRE

8pm Tickets: £24 THEATRE

Booking fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked via telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket.



Thursday 8 October – Monday 2 November South West Artwork Showcase

WHAT WE DID THIS SUMMER Local contemporary arts agency South West Artwork is back in the studio gallery space this autumn to exhibit new work produced by their artists over the summer period. Over 20 artists will showcase work that has been developed over the summer period either as part of community projects, festivals, set commissions or personal artistic development in a variety of mediums such as digital and print illustration, street art, abstract painting, sculpture and design. Some artists will be available for a ‘meet and greet’ sessions by appointment throughout the exhibition run.


Saturday 7 November – Saturday 5 December

MICHELLE RUMNEY ARE WE THERE YET? MAPPING THE LABYRINTH In her recent artwork, Poole-based artist Michelle Rumney attempts to map pathways through a daily overload of directions, instructions and ‘rules’ for success. Using labyrinth patterns and grids as a base, and simple, repetitive processes, she weaves new roads and makes new sense of the oftenconflicting information she finds, transforming basic materials such as book pages, maps and paper into delicate and often meditative pieces, ranging from postcard-size to room-size. Michelle will be creating more of her work in the gallery during the show and running workshops for artists of all ages to come and explore the labyrinth…


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MUSIC ARCHITECTURE POOLE [MAP] 2015 The affirmative collaboration with AUB Architecture and Lighthouse through MAP is entering its fifth iteration (since 2011) for 2015 and sees this relationship continuing the good work achieved previously where second year BA (Hons) Architecture students engage with professional exhibition and work related to their context and involvement with Poole, Lighthouse, Music and Architecture. The work completed for MAP is to a proficient standard, and also incorporates making and installation within the Lighthouse. This is an opportunity for professionals, schools and members of the public to engage with high quality architectural research, making and drawings within and related to the context of Poole, its urbanism and future.


TOP FLOOR GALLERY Saturday 3 – Saturday 17 October DAMIAN CLARKE – ART, MUSIC & WORDS INTERLACED Thursday 8th October: Meet the artist evening. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Free ticket event. Limited tickets available.


Saturday 12 December – Saturday 9 January


THE MEZZANINE GALLERY Saturday 17 to Saturday 31 October BRIAN FREELANDER Tuesday 11 to Wednesday 25 November MELISSA MERRINGTON Saturday 28 November – Saturday 19 December CLIVE HALNAN: ‘LIGHT & SHADE’ 43


Sunday 13 September

Thursday 22 – Saturday 24 October BOURNEMOUTH GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY

Sunday 15 November

11am until 3pm Fashion shows at 12 noon and 2pm Tickets: £2 admission or for your FREE admission voucher email CONCERT HALL

Every Baronet of Ruddigore has been cursed to commit a crime every day or die in agony, but one is hiding from his destiny. Masquerading as a farmer, he falls in love with a beautiful village maiden, only to be discovered with Gilbertian twists and humour. 7.30pm, Friday and Saturday Matinee 2.30pm Tickets: £15.50 Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Family THEATRE

Friday 18 September

Saturday 14 November

With up to 150 stands bearing seasonal goods to suit every pocket, local and independent makers and producers will be selling a tempting selection of unique presents. You will find an enormous variety of unique and interesting crafts, gifts and foods on offer, at superb prices, for your Christmas table. A wide range of cheeses, biscuits and chutneys, fudge, sauces, preserves, chestnuts and seasonal cakes, not forgetting the fairy lights, decorations, Christmas trees, wreathes & mistletoe. So if you dream of getting all your Christmas shopping wrapped up in one day, under one roof, then look no further than the Christmas Wonderland Market.

WEDDING DAZE, WEDDING EXHIBITION Once you have decided to get married wedding exhibitions are a great place to start looking for ideas to make your wedding day the day of your dreams. Wedding Daze has everything you need with up-to 80 local wedding suppliers including our NEW Vintage area.

THE VENUS AWARDS CEREMONY 2015 You have been invited to the Venus Experience Event… into our sixth year and it couldn’t be more exciting. From humble beginnings in 2009 Venus Awards Dorset 2015 is set to be bigger and better than ever. A line-up of incredible Sponsors and supporters will ensure Venus rewards and recognises many more women in business this year. The Venus Awards Ceremony (dubbed the Working Women’s Oscars).

6.30pm until late CONCERT HALL

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DIVERSE ABILITIES: DIAMOND BALL Join Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, for a spectacular Diamond Ball on 14 November, celebrating its 60th anniversary year. Dress to impress, enjoy a three course meal and be entertained at this glitz and glam event and help raise vital funds for Diverse Abilities during its special diamond anniversary. Come along and have a fabulous time with friends and family while making a difference to those with disabilities in Dorset. Tickets: Contact Sharon Wells at Diverse Abilities on 01202 718266, or visit our website 6.30pm CONCERT HALL


Kids can meet and chat with Santa for FREE Entry is just £2.50 for adults and children go FREE! 7am until 6.30pm

Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 November

CORFE HILLS SCHOOL SHOW Ticket details to be announced THEATRE

Thursday 10 December



All are welcome to attend the Annual Christmas Concert of the Poole Schools’ Music Association. This exciting concert gives an opportunity to several hundred young people to perform in the Lighthouse Concert Hall, with full orchestra on stage and the choir seats filled with young people. A great chance to hear the fabulous musical achievement of hundreds of our young people. Tickets for this event sell quickly, so book early!

Ticket details to be announced CONCERT HALL

Saturday 5 December


SEASON’S GREETINGS Open the festive season with an evening of musical favourites performed by some of the most talented young musicians in the region. Let the members of the Centre for Wessex Young Musicians and the national award winning Wessex Youth Orchestra be among the first to wish you “Seasons Greetings!”

7.30pm. Tickets: £14, £12, £9 Discounts: Senior Citizens £2 off, U18s and Students Half Price CONCERT HALL


Thursday 3 December

75 years on from the historic battle, the bands of the Royal Air Force present an evocative and rousing evening of musical entertainment that captures the essence of 1940s Britain and tells the story of how the spirit and capability of those who took part endures in the professionalism of the people who make up today’s RAF.

7.30pm Tickets: £25, £22, £19 Discounts: Groups CONCERT HALL

Thursday 17 December

BADEN POWELL It is not often you hear and see the sights of 550 children in full musical flow, celebrating Christmas to a sell out crowd in a professional venue, and producing a wide range of professional quality music. This event is an important, fun filled, annual event for the children and staff at Baden-Powell and St. Peter’s Junior School, Poole, both in the preparation and the performance itself. On sale from 3rd December.

7pm Tickets available from Lighthouse - 2 weeks prior to the event CONCERT HALL

If you’re aged 14 - 25, you can buy tickets for a whole range of Lighthouse shows for a fiver! Live For 5 is a FREE to join scheme which lets young people experience the arts for just £5. Ask at Ticket Office for more details.

0844 406 8666






YOUTH THEATRE Theatre training by theatre professionals. As part of Dorset’s only full time drama school, regular classes include acting, singing, dancing, classical and contemporary texts, mask work, musical theatre, stage fighting and LAMDA. All taught by theatre professionals from TV and West End. Friday 6pm–9pm. Suitable for ages 12–14 yrs Call 01202 922675 and visit www.

Performing arts workshops for aspiring performers aged 3−14 years. Workshops taught by experienced and talented team. Professionally produced shows. First month of workshops free!

THE INDUSTRY FRESH IDEAS. FRESH TEACHING. FRESH TALENT. Are you 15−20 years old? Serious about a career in the performing arts? • Professional tuition in all areas of the performing arts • Regular performance opportunities • Exclusive masterclasses from guest professionals from West End, TV and film • Audition technique and prep. • LAMDA exams and Trinity Guidlhall exams

Call 0844 414 3004 and visit

Borough of Poole in Association with Lighthouse and BSO


LEARN STREET AND HIP HOP DANCE Every Thursday at Lighthouse. All ages and abilities welcome. 5pm − 6pm BOOGIE SQUAD (4 − 7 years) 6pm − 7pm DIVINE INSPIRATION (8 years +) 7pm − 8pm BLACK SOLE (11 − 15 years) 8pm − 9pm LOCK-DOWN (Adults 16+) Cost: £5.50 Adults, £4.50 Children Booking line: 0844 406 8666 Info line: 07881 468967

An informal welcoming event for anyone who enjoys dancing or listening to live music.


A great way to meet new people, keep fit and have fun. Come on your own, with a group or with a partner.


Advance booking essential.

2pm – 4pm Thursday 24 September, Wednesday 4 November and Thursday 14 January Tickets: £5.50, £4.50 ATL, includes refreshments FUNCTION ROOM 2

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T: Hilary 01202 555058 Tuesday & Friday, 10am – 3pm T: Marion 0796 316 3746. Meet every Tuesday, 10.30am – 12.30pm

FRENCH CONVERSATION Meet every Friday, 11am – 12pm in the foyer. Email:

BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY CHORUS AND YOUTH CHORUS Join us, our primary purpose is to sing with the BSO in concerts that need a chorus. We are interested in hearing from prospective singers and with our Youth Chorus we offer the opportunity for young people to join us from the age of 8. Entry to the adult chorus is by audition. We rehearse at Lighthouse on Tuesday evenings; the Youth Chorus from 6pm and the Symphony Chorus from 7.15pm. For more details of the visit where you can send us your application. For the Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus visit or email for more information


Wednesday 20 January 7.30pm

Thursday 10 March 7.30pm



West End and Broadway musical hit songs. Early Bird Discount: £5 off if you purchase tickets before 31st October 2015!

Big Country, Midge Ure, Nick Heyward, Curiosity Killed the Cat… tour together for the first time.

Tuesday 15 March 7.45pm

Thursday 28 January



Friday 18 March, 7.30pm


The potential benefits, implications and ethics surrounding human enhancement.

Jodie Prenger stars in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic musical.

Saturday 20 February 2016 7.30pm



ONE EARTH TOUR 2016: MYSTERY The 35th Anniversary!

Saturday 6 February 7.30pm

THE CLASSIC ROCK SHOW An all-killer, no-filler, two-and-a-half hours of classic rock.

Monday 29 February – Saturday 5 March Agatha Christie’s

THE MOUSETRAP Following a sell out week in 2014, this classic production is back! Booking fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked via telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket.


Lighthouse present

Flies into Poole

Friday 4 December until Sunday 3 January 2016

Lighthouse Autumn Winter Brochure 2015  

Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts - Autumn /Winter Brochure 2015

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