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Welcome

Welcome to 2011 – the New Year brings a parcel of new partnerships – a writers’ hub with New Writing South and Portsmouth City Council, a community circus troupe – Top Banana – with Dot to Dot and the introduction of four associate artists/companies of which two bring their work this season – the daring and wildly innovative Kompany Malakhi and the enchanting children’s company, Kipper Tie. Shakespeare’s Globe is back with the premiere of their touring production of As You Like It in Portsmouth City Museum Gardens once more. They come to us earlier this year – May 12–15 so bookmark your diaries now to avoid disappointment. Picture: The News; Portsmouth

Caroline Sharman, Director caroline@newtheatreroyal.com

Living Memories (2) follows the storming success of last year’s Living Memories event. This time in partnership with Portsmouth Football Club we focus on their FA Cup victory in 1939 and explore the stories of the players and the city over the following 6 years. Share your stories and images with us as we add them to our Living Memories Wall. I am thrilled that the one and only Courtney Pine is coming to New Theatre Royal, the man who has transformed British jazz over the last 10 years, that Marise Van Stockert is bringing a new show by Tilted Productions – I was blown away by her last one – that we have an unrivalled line up of stand ups including Sarah Millican and Shappi Khorsandi and that we welcome the inimitable Roger McGough. A feast for all I hope – Caroline

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Showcase University of Portsmouth Wed 19 January 7.30pm Will Portsmouth become the Venice of the South East coast when sea levels rise in the future? Jump on a gondola and float around an evening of water based plays and sketches. Tickets £3

The Hanover Band

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Fri 21 January at 7.30pm HANDEL Trio Sonata No.2 in D minor for oboe, violin and basso continuo HANDEL Trio Sonata No.6 in D for oboe, violin and basso continuo HANDEL Trio Sonata No.8 in G minor, Op.2 No.8 for oboe, violin and basso continuo RAMEAU Pieces de Clavecin VIVALDI Trio Sonata in D minor Op.1, No.12 Follia for two violins and basso continuo CALDARA Trio Sonata in E minor, Op.1 No.5 for two violins and basso continuo DAQUIN Piece de Clavecin Le Coucou COUPERIN Pieces de Clavecin

As one of the UK’s most prominent period instrument ensembles, The Hanover Band gives audiences a fascinating insight into the world of 18th and 19th century music. “…teasing different colours and nuances and textures out of a repertoire that listeners and players alike have taken for granted” The Independent on Sunday Tickets £14 (£11.50 concessions) Post show Q&A www.thehanoverband.com www.musicintheround.co.uk

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Hamlet the Comedy Oddsocks

Sat 29 & Sun 30 January at 7.30pm, Sun matinee at 2.30pm Oddsocks’ family-friendly production finds the young student prince returning home for Christmas to discover there’s something rotten in the state of Denmark and it’s not just his dirty washing! Mum’s married Uncle Claudius and his dead Dad only puts in a ghost appearance – it’s enough to make a teenager mad!

Roger Llewellyn is

Sherlock Holmes... The Death and Life makin projects

in association with Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Fri 28 January at 7.30pm A wryly humorous tale of murder, mystery and the occult. Conan Doyle tires of his intolerably arrogant Sherlock Holmes and invents the malevolent Moriarty to dispose of him. “In these elegant hands, this is Holmes as you’ve always imagined him – but with a cutting sense of humour” Sunday Express Tickets £9–£15 (£6–£13 concessions) www.rogerllewellyn.co.uk

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Things will never be the same again in the Hamlet household, but as this is Oddsocks expect laughs a plenty, rocking music by the lead guitarist from Jamiroquai and a video appearance by Paul Daniels as Hamlet’s father’s ghost! Tickets £10–£16 (£8–£14 concessions) Post show Q&A – Sat www.oddsocks.co.uk


The Royal Marines Wind Ensemble Concert Thurs 3 February at 7.30pm For the first time the Royal Marines Wind Ensemble performs a concert full of spellbinding performances and classical favourites at the New Theatre Royal. Experience something completely different, a new, vibrant and stunning event that showcases the exceptional versatility and musical excellence of the most famous Military Band in the world. Tickets £9 (£7 concessions)

Masquerade Tilted Productions Wed 2 February at 7.30pm Inspired by Freud’s interpretation of dreams, Masquerade is performed by six outstanding dancers who turn bone structures into liquid and deconstruct the secrets of bodies. Winner of Time Out Live Award for Outstanding Choreography, Maresa von Stockert collaborates with SFX artist John Schoonraad, to create delicately sculpted faces and prosthetics that are brought to life by the dancers. “Scrupulously focused yet wildly hallucinatory” The Guardian Tickets £9–£15 (£6–£13 concessions) Post show Q&A www.tilted.org.uk

Billy Elliot the Musical Miltoncross School

Fri 4 & Sat 5 February at 7.30pm, Sat matinee at 2pm Miltoncross return with Billy Elliot the Musical, following their production of Little Shop of Horrors in 2010. This is the second year of this countrywide scheme where schools and youth groups get to stage their own production of this award-winning show. Tickets £12 (£8 concessions)

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Chinese New Year Celebration Variety Show Sun 6 February at 1.30pm Lion Dance, Chinese Dance, Philipino Dance, Magic, songs and a violin performance to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Tickets £5 (£3 concessions)

The Graduate by Terry Johnson CCADS Wed 9 – Sat 12 February at 7.30pm California in the 1960s. Benjamin’s got excellent grades, very proud parents and, since he helped Mrs. Robinson with her zipper, a fine future behind him... A cult novel, a classic film starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, a West End and Broadway smash hit with Kathleen Turner ... now multi award-winning local theatre company CCADS return to The New Theatre Royal with the first local airing of this ‘sexy and funny’ (The Independent) stage adaptation of Ben’s disastrous sexual odyssey... don’t miss it! Adapted from the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry. By Arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

Hamlet

Prince of Denmark Icarus Theatre Collective and Harrogate Theatre Tues 15 and Wed 16 February at 7.30pm, Wed matinee at 1.30pm The King of Denmark is dead. Consumed with grief, Prince Hamlet devotes himself to avenging his father’s death. Blending traditional and physical theatre with an original musical score, Icarus return to the NTR after the huge success of Othello and Shakespeare’s R&J.

Tickets £6–£10 (£8/£9 concessions)

Tickets £9–£13 (£6–£11 concessions) Post show Q&A – Tues

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Roger McGough The Danish Quartet Fri 18 February at 7.30pm MOZART Quartet in C K.465 Dissonance NIELSEN Quartet in G minor Op.13 BEETHOVEN Quartet in E fl at Op.127 First prize winner at the London String Quartet Competition, the Danish Quartet is renowned for the players’ sheer joy and fresh approach to well-known repertoire. “A smorgasbord of strings served with youthful vigour and sensejolting spices” New York Times Tickets £14 (£11.50 concessions) Post show Q&A www.danishquartet.com www.musicintheround.co.uk

That Awkward Age

Sat 19 February at 7.30pm Miracle birth of a new collection and an evening of poems to amaze and delight! McGough wrestles with mortality, seeks love in the launderette, perspires in the Foreign Legion and jives in Macca’s trousers. He shares the pain of Lord Godiva and Mr Nightingale, considers his Final Poem and shakes a fist at Alzheimer’s. Addresses, elegies and ever perceptive playfulness make this a must-go. Roger McGough was honoured with a CBE for services to literature and the Freedom of the City of Liverpool for good behaviour. There’s poetry in the house and McGough fitted it. “Rueful, unpredictable observation to please the sharpest wits” The Independent Tickets £16 Ages 14+ www.rogermcgough.org.uk

A Celebration of Bangladesh Sun 20 February at 6pm An evening of music, song, dance and drama to commemorate Language Movement Day of Bangladesh. Bangla is the official language of Bangladesh. The people of former East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, defended their language when the

Pakistani government imposed Urdu as the state language in 1952. In association with the Portsmouth Bangladeshi Welfare Association, supported by Portsmouth City Council. FREE (book in advance)

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HALF TERM See page 29 for our selection of Half Term workshops

The Yeomen of the Guard University of Pied Piper Theatre Company Tues 22 February at 2.30pm Schools performance: Mon 14 February at 1.30pm Laura has always wanted someone special to share her secrets with. One night she finds a star lying, broken, on the pavement. Tenderly, she takes the star home. Pied Piper return after the success of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch and The BIG Enormous Present with this acclaimed production, bringing to life this much loved children’s book with live music and puppetry.

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Sarah Millican Chatterbox Sat 26 February at 7.30pm Star of Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and if.comedy Best Newcomer, Sarah Millican tours Chatterbox, which opened to rave reviews in August at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. “An outstanding hour from one of the best comedians in the country” Scotsman

Tickets £5 (£8 adults)

Tickets £15

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Portsmouth Drama and Music Society Wed 2 – Sat 5 March at 7.30pm, Sat matinee at 2pm As with most shows by Gilbert and Sullivan, The Yeomen of the Guard was hugely popular when it was first produced, and has remained so ever since. This is the first time DMS has tackled the show in 32 years, and musical director, Colin Jagger, has used Sullivan’s autograph manuscript full score to produce all the materials. The orchestra is Sullivan’s largest and as usual the full University orchestra plays in the pit. Tickets £8/£10 (£5/£7 concessions – Wed and Thurs only)


Living Memories (2) In collaboration with Portsmouth Football Club

The Missing Years Mon 7 March from 2pm and 7pm Some stories are unforgettable From Portsmouth Football Club’s 1939 FA cup glory to the harrowing war years; this is the story of our players. Portsmouth FC captain, Jimmy Guthrie, lifts the FA cup, after a monumental win, not knowing that later that year England would be at war. Football chants grow silent as the world goes to war. The cup lays hidden under the manager’s bed as bombs fall around the city. It’s not until 1946 that the FA cup is played again and Portsmouth has been changed forever. Real stories written and performed by the talent of Portsmouth as part of the Living Memories 2 project. Share your memories of Portsmouth with us as we fill our Living Memories wall. Contact Amber Dodd at outreach@ newtheatreroyal.com to find out more. FREE – advance booking essential ‘Guided journey’ every half hour

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Desert Crossings

State of Emergency Tue 8 March at 7.30pm The independent voice for Black Dance.

Desert Crossings takes us on a journey of discovery, building bridges between two continents, tracing our shared memories through the sands of time. Torn apart through 250 million years of history. Desert Crossings reunites the deserts of Africa and the UK through a journey of dance, text and music. “Talent, energy and love … oozes from the stage” bbc.co.uk

After Miss Julie

by Patrick Marber London Classic Theatre Wed 9 March at 7.30pm July 1945. A country house near London. Celebrations for the Labour Party’s landslide election victory are in full swing. The lady of the house, Miss Julie, descends into the servants’ kitchen to seek out John, her father’s chauffeur. As the night draws in and flirtation turns to passion, the two lovers embark on a consuming and deadly dance of desire. Sex, class and ambition battle for centre stage as Patrick Marber relocates Strindberg’s brutal, sensual love story to post-war England. “An unforgettable night of white-hot theatrical intensity” Daily Telegraph

Tickets £9–£13 (£6–£11 concessions) Post show Q&A

Tickets £9–£15 (£6–£13 concessions) Post show Q&A Ages 16+

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Junior Dance Off Thurs 10 March at 12pm The sixth year of the University of Portsmouth’s Community Street Dance Competition. 10 schools, 10 weeks of dance tuition. Tickets £2 (£1 concessions)

Phil Cool A Comedy Legend Fri 11 March at 7.30pm Yet again Phil Cool is on tour and with sell out houses wherever he goes it is clear that he is recession proof! His 1980s television shows have now obtained cult status, proof that his comedy is as contemporary, valid and hilarious today as it has ever been. With 5 top selling videos, 4 TV specials, 3 hit series for the BBC, 2 acclaimed series for Independent TV he has become a British legend and treasure.

Troy Boy A new adaptation of Offenbach’s La Belle Helene The Merry Opera Company Sat 12 March at 7.30pm Stuck in suburbia, the beautiful Helen is fed up with her ridiculously dull husband, Menelaus. She’s trying to be good, but what can you do when the gods have other ideas and there’s a handsome young man waiting to whisk you away on an adventure? Adapted and directed by Kit Hesketh Harvey of Kit & The Widow and Radio 4’s Just A Minute. The Merry Opera Company brings lashings of sunshine to his fresh and lively production. Tickets £9–£15 (£6–£13 concessions) www.merryopera.co.uk

Tickets £15 www.philcool.co.uk

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University of Portsmouth Hindu Society Thurs 17 March at 7pm The University of Portsmouth Hindu Society showcase Portsmouth’s finest talent! Jalwa is back and supporting Manav Sadhana (India) and Second Chance Children’s Charity (Portsmouth). Tickets £10 (£7 members)

by Bertolt Brecht Blackeyed Theatre in association with South Hill Park

Tues 15 and Wed 16 March at 7.30pm, Wed matinee at 1.30pm Frank McGuinness’ adaptation of this morality masterpiece is brought to the stage in Blackeyed Theatre’s inimitable fashion, combining original live music, stunning design and captivating ensemble performances. After sacrificing everything to protect a child abandoned in the heat of civil war, a servant girl is made to confront the boy’s biological mother in a legal contest over who deserves to keep him. The judge calls on an ancient tradition - the chalk circle - to resolve the dispute as the play builds to an unforgettable, unimaginable conclusion. “One of the most innovative, audacious companies working in contemporary English theatre” The Stage Tickets £9–£15 (£6–£13 concessions) Post show Q&A –Tues www.blackeyedtheatre.co.uk 12

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Pertencia Foursight Theatre and Teatro do Montemuro

I Fagiolini Sat 19 March at 7.30pm SENFL Das Gläut zu Speyer JANEQUIN Le Chant des oiseaux TOMKINS Was ever wretch tormented DE WERT Qual musico gentil ORLANDO GOUGH New Work World Premiere MONTEVERDI Incenerite spoglie MILHAUD Deux poèmes Op.39 I Fagiolini, the worldrenowned vocal Ensemble, specialises in early and contemporary music. Directed by choral expert and BBC Radio 3 presenter, Robert Hollingworth, the group has a unique presentation style that brings the beauty and drama of music to life. “An irrepressible force in the early music world, bringing bags of style, energy and dramatic excitement to everything they touch” International Record Review Tickets £14 (£11.50 concessions) Post show Q&A www.ifagiolini.com www.musicintheround.co.uk

The Way Back Home

Big Wooden Horse Sun 20 March at 2pm Following the lively Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay up Late, Big Wooden Horse return with Oliver Jeffers’ (How to Catch a Star and Lost and Found) heart-warming tale.

Tues 22 March at 7.30pm A new collaboration between Foursight Theatre, a female led company from urban England, and Teatro do Montemuro, a male-led company from rural Portugal. From the butcher, his wife and Blink the myopic policeman to the displaced children and lost parents, Pertencia mixes absurd fantasy with heartrending reality. Pertencia is a fusion of Languages, live music, song and physicality, it is by turns lyrical and grotesque; poignant and funny. Tickets £9–£15 (£6–£13 concessions) Post show Q&A www.foursighttheatre.co.uk

One day a boy finds a plane in his cupboard. He flies his plane higher and higher until he runs out of petrol and lands on the moon. He is frightened, lost and alone until a passing Martian lands there too! Tickets £5 (£8 adults) Ages 3+ www.bigwoodenhorse.com Book online at :: www.newtheatreroyal.com

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Courtney Pine Europa Tour 2011 Wed 23 March at 7.30pm No-one embodies the dramatic transformation in the British Jazz scene over the past ten years more than Courtney Pine. Now celebrating 24 years of award winning music making, Courtney ventures still further with this new work, Europa, his first all Bass Clarinet set and presents the latest chapter in the fascinating evolution of one of this country’s most original musicians. Robert Fordjour – Drums Darren Taylor – Double Bass Zoe Rahman – Acoustic Piano Cameron Pierre – Mandolin and Acoustic Guitar Omar Puente – Electric Violin Courtney Pine – Bass Clarinet Line up subject to change Tickets £20 www.courtney-pine.com

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THE LOST HOUR: Time and Space Sat 26 March FREE workshops 5–7 year olds 11am–1.15pm 8–10 year olds 12.15–2.15pm 10–12 year olds 1.30– 3.30pm

Trespass Stopgap Dance

The clocks go forward, what happens to that lost hour? Is it lost in time and space? Help staff from Astrium build a rocket, satellite or Mars lander. Astrium build satellites, sensors and navigation systems for space exploration – but today they will be working with cardboard and sellotape! In association with Astrium

The Royal Marines Young Musician of the Year Competition Wed 30 March at 7pm The Royal Marines return to the New Theatre Royal for the Grand Final of the Young Musician of the Year. This annual competition brings together stunning performances and beautiful music from the celebrated Royal Marines School of Music. Enjoy an evening full of pomp, pageantry and suspense as the Royal Marines battle to be the best! Tickets £9 (£7 concessions)

Thurs 31 March at 7.30pm StopGAP Dance Company is the UK’s top integrated dance company, Trespass is a double-bill that challenges StopGAP’s five resident dancers to draw on their individual physicalities. Working with Spanish-based choreographer Thomas Noone and Rob Tannion (Stan Won’t Dance) these performers with and without disabilities reach deep within themselves to present two exceptional new dance pieces. “StopGAP Dance Company is a deeply felt affirmation of dance” Sunday Express Curtain raiser from Chance to Dance, Portsmouth – the only adult integrated creative dance group in Portsmouth for able bodied dancers and people with disabilities. Tickets £9–£15 (£6–£13 concessions) Post show Q&A www.stopgap.uk.com

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Petite Messe Solennelle By G Rossini

The University of Portsmouth Choir Sat 2 April at 7.30pm Neither little, solemn nor religious. Rossini, the greatest Italian opera composer of his generation, called the work “the sins of old age”. Come and hear this wonderful “sin”, characterised by wit, parody, grace and sentiment. Tickets £8–£10 (£6–£8 concessions)

King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys Sat 16 April at 7.30pm King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys are more than just the world’s greatest swing band, they are an institution! Their new album, Live at Last, swings its way through an exhausting evening of raucous vocals, tight jazz arrangements, crazy gymnastics and the doctor’s original feel good prescription. Paul Jones on BBC Radio 2 called them “the hardest act to follow since the parting of The Red Sea”. “Behind the fun and rollicking good times lies an outfit skilled enough for the horns to come on with the bite and precision of the Basie Band” The Guardian Tickets £16 www.bigbearmusic.com

SEUSSICAL THE MUSCAL Portsmouth High School Tues 5 – Thurs 7 April at 7.30pm Portsmouth High School proudly presents this wonderful adaptation of the works of Dr Seuss. All your favourites will be on stage – The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz – and many, many more. With a huge cast, live orchestra, original choreography and vibrant costumes, you can be sure of a funpacked evening for all ages! By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd Tickets £12 (£8 concessions)

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See page 29 for our selection of Easter Holiday workshops

Fourth Annual Portsmouth Youth Variety Show Supreme Youth Opportunities Wed 20 April at 7.30pm A showcase of young talent from across Portsmouth featuring dancing, singing and much more. Working in collaboration with Learning Links, Supreme Youth Opportunities will bring you a night you won’t forget. Experience some of the best talent your city has to offer. Tickets £10 (£8 concessions) Family of 4 – £30

The Scarecrow by Mike Kenny AJTC Theatre Company Thurs 21 April at 2.30pm Here come them flipping, flapping, flip flop clapping crows! A Scarecrow is meant to scare crows. But these busy, bothering, cheeky, chattering birds just won’t go away! What is the poor old Scarecrow to do? Mike Kenny is one of the England’s leading writers in young people’s theatre and this enchanting story with music, movement, puppetry and fun is perfect for over 5s and their families! See page 29 for pre-show workshop Tickets £5 (£8 adults) £10 for show and workshop Ages 5+ www.ajtctheatre.co.uk

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A Victorian Mikado

Krazy Kat Theatre Company

Kompany Malakhi Thurs 28 April at 1.30pm Freestyle Forums is an interactive tale of modern life told to a distinctive backdrop of beats and rhymes created in partnership with Nitro, Freestyle Forums brings together some of the UK’s best MC’s and invites you to get involved in a theatre event that will change your world. Contemporary dance, physical theatre, jazzfuzion and hip hop styles effortlessly combined with circus skills, extreme sport with multi-media and spoken word make Kompany Malakhi one of the most innovative and progressive dance theatre companies in the UK. TTick cket etss £5 Post Po st ssho h w Q& Q&A A

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Wed 4 May at 1.30pm The Mikado is the most popular of the Victorian operetta creations by Gilbert and Sullivan and in this vibrant and fast moving new version it’s given the full Krazy Kat treatment. The story is re- enacted and re told by the stage crew of the Savoy Theatre, but do they think it will prove a success? Featuring Sullivan’s Music, masks, puppets, dance, song and, of course, fully integrated sign language. From the team that brought you A Tempest of which the Shakespeare Review said “the ideal introduction to Shakespeare: accessible without compromise, and entertaining without condescension.” Tickets £5 (£8 adults) Ages 7+ www.krazykattheatre.co.uk y

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Music in May : Portsmouth Chorus Sat 7 May at 7.30pm The Portsmouth Chorus presents Music in May with The Metropolitan Ensemble. Tickets £12 (£8/£10 concessions)

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As You Like It Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour Open air at Portsmouth City Museum Gardens Thurs 12 – Sun 15 May Thurs at 7.30pm, Fri at 1.30pm & 7.30pm, Sat at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sun at 3pm Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match, but her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity, banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy she seeks out her father and his friends in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the art of love. Celebrating the incomparable delights of love, As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: cross-dressing and love-notes; poetry and brilliant conversation; gentle satire, slapstick and passion. This is the fourth year NTR has collaborated with Shakespeare’s Globe who, for the past 2 years, have won the Portsmouth News Guide Award for Best Professional Production. Tickets £16 (£10 concessions) Post show Q&A – Fri matinee www.shakespeares-globe.org In association with Portsmouth City Museum and Records Service Book online at :: www.newtheatreroyal.com

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The Vanishing Horizon

Idle Motion

Tango Vida:

Argentinian

Tango Show Escuela de Tango Argentino

Sat 14 May at 8pm The 7th annual production by Escuela de Tango Argentino features an international group of both professional and amateur dancers. The audience journeys through the numerous facets and moods of this glamorous and seductive dance – from its traditional origins to the contemporary high energy techno beats of the Tango Nuevo. Tickets £8–£12 (£6–£9 concessions)

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Human Equals Human Tues 17 May at 7.30pm Using luggage, maps and paper airplanes, Total Theatre Award nominated Idle Motion move from the pioneers of aviation to a woman’s discovery of her past journeying through crowded airports to silent skies. “A little jewel of a show... it loves its audience and in return its audience loves it...it is propelled by real ingenuity in what is one of the most inventive stagings on the Fringe...a brilliant emerging company” The Guardian “It’s fantastic to see a company of young theatre practitioners emerging with such originality, passion and inventiveness. They are a company to watch and look out for in the future.” Juliet Stevenson, Patron Tickets £9–£15 (£6–£13 concessions) Post show Q&A www.idlemotion.co.uk

University of Portsmouth Wed 18 May at 2pm and d 7.30pm Students from University of Portsmouth freely adapt Brecht’s plays for a contemporary audience. The pieces will be bassed e on Brecht’s plays Man Equ qualss qu Man and The Elepha ant Cal a f. A miix of humour and po oliiti tics c . Tickets £3

The Show Must Go On, You Can’t Stop The Beat ...Take Two! Carrie James Productions Sun 22 May at 7.30pm Carrie James Productions presents a night of musical entertainment with a range of musical numbers performed by amateur and professional performers including West End performer, Hugo Harold Harrison, and a professional live band. The night promises to be full of energy and entertainment to help raise money for the New Theatre Royal’s Let’s Make it Great campaign. Tickets: £6–£8 (£5–£7 Concessions)

The UOP Symphony Orchestra and Big Band Sat 21 May at 7.30pm The UOP Orchestra and Big Band return with their usual May fare of popular orchestral numbers in the first half and a big band second half. As usual the programme remains a secret but is guaranteed to delight! Tickets £7/£8 (£5/£6 concessions)

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The Gruffalo’s Child Tues 24 and Wed 25 May Tues at 1.30pm, Wed at 10.30am & 1.30pm The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood... Following hot on the heels of the Gruffalo’s sell out tour and his monstrous West End success comes the Gruffalo’s Child - with attitude! One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist... does he? Tall Stories Theatre Company returns, bringing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel to life in this magical, musical adaptation. “Everything good children’s theatre should be” The List ***** Tickets £10 (£8.50 concessions) Ages: 3+ www.gruffalolive.com 22

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Mark Thomas: Extreme Rambling (Marking the Wall)

Wed 1 June at 7.30pm Never one to take the easy option, Mark decided to go rambling in the Middle East and walked the entire length of the Israeli Separation Barrier crossing between the Israeli and the Palestinian side. This is the story of 300 000 settlers; a 750 km wall; six arrests, one stoning; too much hummus and a simple question. Following his sell-out nationwide show The Manifesto, award-winning comedian and activist Mark Thomas returns with his brand new show. “A brilliant investigative journalist disguised as a comedian…very funny indeed” Daily Telegraph Tickets £15 (£10 concessions) www.markthomasinfo.com

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Piaf the Songs

Thurs 2 June at 7.30pm Eve Loiseau (Canteve Vocal) sings with Eddy Jay (Kneehigh Theatre) on accordion and Fiona Barrow, violin. As the 50th anniversary of Piaf’s death approaches this powerful show celebrates the woman who has become synonymous with French Cabaret of the 1940s and 50s and remains France’s most popular singer. Enjoy La vie en rose, Sous le ciel de Paris, Bal dans ma rue, Autumn Leaves, Padam Padam, C’est merveilleux, L’accordéoniste, Non je ne regrette rien and many more. “A heart rending show, emulating not only the style but the spirit of this tragic singer’s life” Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum Tickets £15 www.Piaf-the-songs.co.uk

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The Mole Who Knew It Was None Of His Business Kipper Tie Theatre Fri 3 June at 2.30pm A magical, musical adaptation of the popular children’s picture-book by Werner Holzwarth and Wolf Erlbruch, adapted by Bernie C Byrnes and Jim Fowler. Follow Mole’s travels as he meets a variety of outlandish and amusing characters along the way. Enchanting for adults and captivating for children. Biology with belly-laughs - informative and fun! “Everything successful children’s theatre should be” Sunday Herald See page 29 for post-show workshop Tickets £5 (£8 adults) £10 for show and workshop Ages 3+ www.kippertietheatre.com

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Featuring Miranda Sykes Fri 10 June at 7.30pm BEETHOVEN Quartet in F Op.18 No.1 BARTOK Quartet No.3 in C sharp SMETANA Quartet No.1 in E minor From My Life Resident String Quartet with Music in the Round, Elias String Quartet were recently selected to join BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme. “The Elias is the best young quartet I’ve come across in years” Sunday Times

Fri 17 June at 7.30pm Double winners at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Best Duo and Best Original Song, England’s finest and most popular roots duo - Steve Knightley and Phil Beer - will be joined by striking double bass player and vocalist, Miranda Sykes, showcasing their new album AIG and delving into their rich back catalogue of original material. A whole world in one gig. “This is a band performing at its passionate peak” The Independent

Tickets £14 (£11.50 concessions) Post show Q&A

Tickets £16 (£14 concessions, £1 U18s)

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WRITERS’ HUB Writers Writers NTR presents

NEW WRITING SOUTH In association with the New Theatre Royal and Portsmouth City Council

Chat with other writers, listen to visiting speakers and meet special guests at this new monthly event for all writers who live or work in and around Portsmouth and Hampshire.

This regular event will also offer opportunity for authors, playwrights, poets, script-writers and all other creative writers to join forces and form an on-going supportive group that decides its own programme. Guests at the first three Writer Hubs will include television writer and broadcaster Carole Hayman (writer of Ladies of Letters) and best selling author Simon Brett. First 3 hubs, 6.30pm – 8.30pm on: Mon 24 January (Launch) Mon 21 February (with special guest Carole Hayman) Mon 21 March (with special guest Simon Brett) FREE to New Writing South members £5 guests www.newwritingsouth.com

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STREET DANCE M nd Mo nday ays ys 5p 5pm – 6 6..30 .30 30pm 30pm m (S (Sta Sta tart r ts Mo Mon 17 17 Janua anu an ua ary r y) Want Wa nt to Le Leear arrn?? Wan a nt to to iimp mpro mpro mp rovee? Th rove Then n sign ign u ig up p for tth fo for he Ne N w TTh hea eatr attrre Ro Roya yal al St Stre reeett Da an nccee cla nce lass sses eess, es, wiith with th Car arlyy -a -ann nn, ch chor hor oreeo oreo ograp grra g ap phe her to t the he awa w rd d winn wi nnin ng Mo Most stt Wan a te ted Da Dan ncce Crew Crrew ew. Le Lea arrn th thee late la test st mov oveess and oves d fun nkiies est ro out utin ines es eac ach w ach weeekk. Ag ges: ess: 10 10+

NTR Clubs and Groups

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LITTLE ACTORS CLUB Satu Sa t rd dayys 10 10.1 0..1 15a 5am – 11.1 11 1 1.1 15 5a am am (Sta (S art r ts S Sa at 22 2 Janua anua an uary r y) y) Take Ta ke p par ar t in ar n gam ames es,, so songs, ngs, ng s, rh hyyme mes, s, sto t ri ries es and nd p ay pl ayss fo f r cch hildr ilildrreen n. Ha Havee fun un and nd mak ake ke ffrrieen nd dss.. Agess: 5 & 6 Ag Tuto Tu tor: or: Aleex Sa Saff ffer ferr y

JUNIOR THEATRE All activities are £50 for a 10-week term

Satu Sa turd rda rd ayyyss 11 1.3 30 0a am – 1pm 1pm 1p ((S Sta tart art r ttss Sa Sat 22 22 Jan anu ua ary) r y) ry SStor St tor or yoryy te tell ellllin ing, ng, g, theat hea he attre re gam mess and d cre reat atin ing g char ch harac ara ar acct cte terss aree allll parr t o off the he act ctiv tiivvit i iiees as a weelll as a a peerfor p rffo orrma rm ma ancce ffo anc or fa fam miily ilyy an nd d frriien e ds. ds. ds

YOUTH THEATRE Mond Mo nday ays 6. ays 6.30 0pm pm – 8pm pm or We or Wed Wedn dn nes esda sd da ays ys 6pm pm – 7.3 30p 0pm. m. (S Sta tarts tart rtts Mo Mon 17 7 Ja an nua uaryy or W We ed 12 2 Ja an nua ary ry) y) LLeear arn ac acttiin ng g and n per erfo r fo forrm ma an nce ce skkiillllss,, bu uiild d confifid co den en nccee and nd ccre rea re atte yyo ou urr own wn dev evis ised ed d wor orkk ass weellll as wo w rk rkin kin ng on n new ew and d chall ha alllleen ngi ging g pla ayyss. TTh herre wi willll be a pu publ ubl b icc per er fo form orrm man nccee iin n the th he th theatr eea atr tree at lea at lea easstt once east ncce a ye y a arr. Ch C ho osse tto o com me to eitth heer Mond Mond Mo day ay or Weedn d es e da day grrou g oup. p Ag A es es: 1 es: 12 2–1 –17 TTu uto or: r: Rebec ebec eb e ca a Ho oyy

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Ag A ge ess: 7 – 11 1 TTu Tuto uto or: r: Ale lexx Sa Saffer ffer ff er y

POETRY CLUB Sa S atu turd rdayys 10 rd 10.30a .3 30a 0am – 1 0am 12 2noon no oon on ((S Sta tartts Sa tart at 2 22 2 Ja an nua uary arryy) Fu un wo work rksh rksh shop ops to to d dev eevvel elop p ski ski killlls an and co onfifiden nce ce in the w th wrrit itin tin ing an and p peerf r for or m ma ancce o off poe oetr t y. tr y. The here aree lo ots ts of op oppo p rt po r tu un nit itiees fo for perf for perf pe r fo orrma rma anc nceess and nd for or pub pu bllis lisshi hing ng g yo ou ur ur wo work rk. A es Ag es: 8 – 12 12 Tuto Tu or: r: Ela lain ain i e Cr Crinni Crin inn in niion on


FEBRUARY HALF-TERM EASTER HOLIDAYS ALL – 10.30am – 4pm, £10 per workshop

DRAMA WORKSHOP Mo M on on 2 21 1 Feb ebru ru ua arr y Ad da ay of o drama ra ama ma fo orr ch hiild dre ren n.. A p per er form er erfo fo orm man anccee fo orr fami fa mily ly and nd fri rieen nds ds at tth he en end of of the day ay. y. Ag A gess: 8 – 12 12

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THE SCARECROW

PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

Th hu urrsd sday ay 21 Ap Apri ril A on one-ho e-ho ehourr wor orks ksho ks hop op with witth wi h the he com ompa pany ny afftter ter er the th he sh how ow (seee Pa Page ge 17) 7) – bui uilld uild d a far armm ya yard d and nd ccrrea ate te a sca carreecr care cro ow w. Ages Ag es: 5 – 8

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ALL – 10.30am – 4pm, £10 per workshop

JOIN A JUNK BAND

DAY OF DANCE

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UKULELE WORKSHOP

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WORKSHOP WITH KIPPER TIE

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GLEE WORKSHOP

Fri 3 Ju Fr J ne ne A 11-hour hour sto ho t ryy-tteellliling ng wor o ks kshop ho h op w wiith the h com ompa anyy a teer th af t e perf perffo pe orrma rma anc nce of o Th Thee Mo Mole le Who Kn le neew IItt Was as Non one ne Of His Bus u in ines eesss ((p pag ge 24 4).). Ages Ag e : 5+ 5

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TAKE PART Portsmouth Playwrights Workshop

ADULTS

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PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP Wed We ed 2 23 3 Feb ebru ruar ru ar y, y, 7p pm m – 9p pm m An A n eveni ven ve niing ng cla cla ass ss for or ad du ult lts ta takeen by by a prof pr ofes essi es ssi sion ion ona all pra act ctit ctit itio ion on neer, r, th hiis ev evenin even enin en ing g cl ca asss w wiillll llo ook ok at b brrrea eea aki k ng ng d dow ow wn b ba arrrrie iers rrss thr hro ou ugh h dra ama a game game ga m s, s, exe xerccisses es and nd imp mpro rovviiisa ssa sati ati tion on. Yo on on. ou wi w llll als lso o work wo work rk o on n si simp mple le teexxts ts an nd d loo ook a att ussiin ng g diff fe ferreent nt sta st ag ge tteech chni niq qu ueess ssuc ucch as as voi oicee and d movvem emen nt to t ccrrea ate te cha aract racctter ra e s. Ages Ag ges es: 1 18 8+ Tuto Tu torrr:: Ben to en Cla lay ayb ybon on

Tongues and Grooves Poetry Night Thurs Th urs 2 ur 21 1 Aprrill at 7. 7.30 30 0pm pm pm An n eveeni ning ng of po poeettry try r y and nd prose ro ose se by lo oca cal arr ti tiist sstttss an a nd a sh nd sho ow wca ase se fo orr new ew ta allen lent ent ((ssee en ee pag age 30 age 30 fo orr Crrea C eati tive ve Wrriittiing ng wo orrks ksho hop on on 1 16 6 Ap pri ril)).

Certain Dark Things

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Sprout showcases the new and the emerging in the bar or elsewhere… If you would like to be involved contact Luigi Marinelli on lm@newtheatreroyal.com


ACTIVITIES FOR SCHOOLS

Volunteering at the New Theatre Royal....

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MONTHLY TOURS FFiirs r t Mo on o off eve very ry mon o th ha att 11am 11 1am am (st s ar ar ti arti ting ng n g Mo on 7 Fe Febr b ua br uary ry)) ry D e to Du t pop o ul ular arr dem a man and d we we wililll be be ru un nniing g mont mo nthl hly tour hly to ourrs of of ou urr bea au uttif iful ull the u heat a re – com at omee allon a ong ng and an nd heearr ittss sto t ri r es es. £3 3.5 50 incl in ncl clud u in ud ing g tteea a an nd bi bisc s ui sc uits ttss Book Bo ok in ad dva vanc vanc n e – ma max. x. of 20 x. 20 p per err tou ur Appr Ap p oxx 90m pr 0min in ns

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A huge thank you to our suppor ters: Southsea Town Council

Friends of the New Theatre RoyaL Help support our beautiful Victorian theatre and enjoy brilliant discounts. Joining fee only £30 (individual) or £45 (joint membership) And the benefits are… ● Free pair of tickets when you join ● Priority booking ● ½ price tickets for nominated shows (Look out for sign) ● 10% discount on meals and drinks in Othello’s café bar ● Exclusive invites to Friends events To join or for more details please call the Box Office on 023 9264 9000 or visit www.newtheatreroyal.com 32

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Booking information BOOK ONLINE: www.newtheatreroyal.com Box Office: 023 9264 9000 Email: boxoffice@newtheatreroyal.com Opening Times:

Monday–Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

10am–6pm (10am – curtain up on show days) 10am–2pm (10am – curtain up on show days) 12pm–3pm (on children’s show days)

No booking fee for credit or debit card bookings through box office. Please make cheques payable to: New Theatre Royal Tickets can be reserved without payment for up to 5 working days after which they may be released. Once purchase has been completed the theatre is unable to refund your tickets. Schools – contact us on schoolbookings@newtheatreroyal.com or 023 9264 9000. Concessions available for over 60s, students, senior citizens, under 16s, benefit recipients, Up for It club members and Armed Forces. Groups of 8 or more get 10% discount. ACCESS Infrared hearing loop is available in selected seating areas. Companion of registered disabled go free

A la arg ge-print brochure is available upon requ uestt Stalls

Dress Circle

Upper circle is unreserved (123 seats and 28 standing spaces)

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PARKING

How to Find Us

There is free parking available after 6pm for theatre patrons in the university car parks in either Waltham Street (behind The University House Building) or Middle Street (The Eldon Building) which is off Winston Churchill Avenue on the opposite side to Guildhall Walk. Ask at the box office for an information flyer.

BYY ROAD B OA AD Leave the M27 at junction 12 then join the M275 motorway. Bear right onto the A3. At Church Street Roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A3. At roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A3. At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A3. At traffic signals continue forward onto the A3. At Cathedral, traffic signals continue forward onto the A3. Bear left onto the A2030. Turn left onto Guildhall Walk where you reach the New Theatre Royal.

Reduced price parking available in Isambard Kingdom Brunel car park on Alec Rose Lane. Parking tokens can be bought from the theatre before entering car park for £2.50 (after 6pm), allowing up to 6 hours of parking. On street parking is limited, but free after 6pm.

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DIARY For Take Part Activities and Sprout Performances see pages 26–31

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University of Portsmouth Applied Theatre Showcase ....................................... 19 Jan The Hanover Band (Music in the Round) ........................................................... 21 Jan Sherlock Holmes – The Death and Life................................................................ 28 Jan Hamlet the Comedy. ........................................................................................ 29–30 Jan Masquerade ................................................................................................................2 Feb The Royal Marines Wind Ensemble Concert .........................................................3 Feb Billy Elliot the Musical ........................................................................................... 4-5 Feb Chinese New Year Celebration Variety Show ........................................................6 Feb The Graduate .......................................................................................................9–12 Feb Laura’s Star (Schools performance) ..................................................................... 14 Feb Hamlet – Prince of Denmark.......................................................................... 15–16 Feb The Danish Quartet (Music in the Round) .......................................................... 18 Feb Roger McGough – That Awkward age ................................................................ 19 Feb A Celebration of Bangladesh ................................................................................ 20 Feb Laura’s Star ............................................................................................................. 22 Feb Sarah Millican – Chatterbox ................................................................................. 26 Feb The Yeomen of the Guard .................................................................................. 2–5 Mar Living Memories (2) – The Missing Years ............................................................. 7 Mar Desert Crossings ...................................................................................................... 8 Mar After Miss Julie ......................................................................................................... 9 Mar University of Portsmouth Junior Dance Off .......................................................10 Mar Phil Cool – A Comedy Legend ..............................................................................11 Mar Troy Boy................................................................................................................... 12 Mar The Caucasian Chalk Circle ..........................................................................15–16 Mar The Jalwa Factor 2011 ..........................................................................................17 Mar I Fagiolini (Music in the Round) ...........................................................................19 Mar The Way Back Home..............................................................................................20 Mar Pertencia ..................................................................................................................22 Mar Courtney Pine Europa Tour 2011 ........................................................................23 Mar The Lost Hour: Time and Space ...........................................................................26 Mar The Royal Marines Young Musician of the Year Competition.........................30 Mar Trespass ...................................................................................................................31 Mar The University of Portsmouth Choir ....................................................................... 2 Apr Seussical the Musical ...........................................................................................5–7 Apr King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys .......................................................................... 16 Apr Fourth Annual Portsmouth Youth Variety Show ................................................. 20 Apr The Scarecrow.......................................................................................................... 21 Apr Freestyle Forums...................................................................................................... 28 Apr A Victorian Mikado ..................................................................................................4 May Music in May by Portsmouth Chorus ...................................................................7 May As You Like It – Shakespeare’s Globe on tour ............................................12–15 May Tango Vida – Argentine Tango Show ..................................................................14 May The Vanishing Horizon ..........................................................................................17 May Human Equals Human ..........................................................................................18 May The University of Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra and Big Band ...............21 May The Show Must Go On, You Can’t Stop the Beat...Take Two! ..........................22 May The Gruffalo’s Child ........................................................................................24–25 May Mark Thomas – Extreme Rambling .........................................................................1 Jun Piaf – The songs..........................................................................................................2 Jun The Mole Who Knew It Was None Of His Business .............................................3 Jun Elias String Quartet (Music in the Round) .......................................................... 10 Jun Show of Hands......................................................................................................... 17 Jun Book online at :: www.newtheatreroyal.com

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BOOKING NOW FOR THE Summer

The Owl and the Pussycat Hiccup Theatre in association with The Point, Eastleigh Sun 26 June at 2pm Follow Owl and Pussy Cat as they set out on the high seas with only some honey, money and a runcible spoon to help them find their way through a topsy turvey world! Enjoy this absurd hogwash of silly songs, babbling puppets and smaller than life characters in this enchanting retelling of Lear’s classic poem

Shappi Khorsandi The Moon On a Stick

Sat 2 July at 7.30pm We welcome star of Radio 4’s Shappi Talk with a brand new show about wanting it all! “Currently the country’s most successful female stand-up comedian” Time Out “One of Britain’s brightest young comedians” The Daily Telegraph

Tickets £5 (£8 adults) Ages 3+

Tickets £14

www.hiccuptheatre.com

www.offthekerb.co.uk/shappi-khorsandi/

Contact: New Theatre Royal, 20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, PO1 2DD Box Office: 023 9264 9000


Spring 2011 - New Theatre Royal