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NEW THEATRE ROYAL PORTSMOUTH SPRING TO SUMMER 2019


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£10 TICKETS FOR UNDER 25s If you’re between 16 and 25 and would like experience more theatre then make sure you join our £10 tickets for under 25s membership. Tickets available for most shows, but be quick, as there are only a limited number and when they are gone, they’re gone!

PAY WHAT YOU CAN! Yes, you did read that correctly. There really isn’t anything like live theatre, especially when there are no barriers, no worries, and no risk. See pages 22 and 23. Just book your ticket in advance for one of our Pay What You Can performances, and after the show just Pay What You Can, whether it’s 10 pence or ten pounds.


WELCOME Welcome to our Winter to Summer 2019 Season, bringing a thrilling range of theatre, music and dance to Portsmouth and South-East Hampshire over the coming months. As we increasingly bow our heads to the streaming screens of media, balancing our lives with live culture is as important as ever. The alchemy of a live event - real bodies and real noise- is vital and stirring. It gives perspective and binds us together. As one theatre-goer recently exclaimed, “It gave me the human connection I didn’t realise I was craving.” We’re indebted to Arts Council England and Portsmouth City Council for their support in bringing world-class productions and participation opportunities to your doorstep. Whether you are coming to see a live show, or to take part in a workshop, we’re proud to welcome you to Portsmouth and our 160-year-old theatre. We’re delighted to introduce two new fixtures to the South Coast calendar. New Theatre Royal - Festival of the Sea takes place across February, exploring our relationship with the waters that surround us. From May to June, look out for FLUX - Festival of Dance and Visual Theatre, with a thrilling range of work from some of the UKs top companies, including Wayne McGregor, Ockham’s Razor, and the Clod Ensemble. We’re also pleased to welcome Balletboyz to Portsmouth for the first time. We have two thrilling new family-friendly musicals coming to town this spring: In The Willows and The Jungle Bookdon’t miss either, whatever your age. In addition, look out for our diverse range of family-friendly theatre, including Dear Zoo, Cirque Enchantment, Romeo and Juliet, Dinosaur World, Horrible Histories, and The Tiger That Came To Tea. Following the success of our Shakespeare in the Park last year, we’re delighted to return to Gatcombe Gardens in Copnor with A Midsummer Night’s Dream in June. Also, don’t miss our free Digital Audio family musical, The Lost Dragon, available on our website now. I wish you a prosperous 2019 and look forward to welcoming you soon.

Scott Ramsay DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE

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NTR DANCERS Our resident company of dancers and movers aged 55 and over who share a passion for dance. Led by experienced and professional dance practitioners, we explore a range of dance styles and performance opportunities with the message that you can enjoy dance and performance whatever your age. Previous dance experience is not necessary; just a passion and curiosity for dance and what it can do for you. NTR Players and Dancers often work together on joint projects. TUESDAYS 10.15AM TO 12.15PM · TERM TIME, £88 PER TERM BOOK NTR DANCERS AND PLAYERS TOGETHER FOR FOR £132 PER TERM

NTR PLAYERS Our resident company of vibrant over-55s work with experienced professionals to develop a range of skills which leads to public performances in venues as diverse as cafes and cathedrals. Whatever your interest– performing, writing, directing or just wanting to have fun – The NTR Players is open to you. Some have performed before, some have just started, but all revel in creativity. NTR Players and Dancers often work together on joint projects. TUESDAYS 12.30PM TO 2PM · TERM TIME, £88 PER TERM BOOK NTR DANCERS AND PLAYERS TOGETHER FOR £132 PER TERM

NTR EXTRAS Our inclusive theatre group for adults (18+) who have additional needs and/or a learning disability. Develop vocal and physical skills, build confidence and create and develop your own work in a fun, safe environment. TUESDAYS 4PM TO 5.30PM · TERM TIME, £5 PER WEEK

THE YOUNG CREATIVES PORTSMOUTH The Young Creatives Portsmouth are the resident theatre school at the New Theatre Royal. Giving children and young people a supportive space to develop their creativity, learn performance skills and experience as many theatre and creative art forms as possible. The three Monday night classes are developed to suit the following age ranges: Seedling Actors Ages 4 - 7 from 4pm till 5pm Budding Actors Ages 8 - 12 from 5pm till 7pm Company Actors Ages 13 - 18 from 7pm - 9pm CONTACT BOX OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK A TASTER SESSION FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE CLASSES, CONTACT BOX OFFICE ON 023 9264 9000 OR INFO@NEWTHEATREROYAL.COM

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SUPPORT NEW THEATRE ROYAL AND NEW THEATRE ROYAL WILL REWARD YOU LOYALTY REWARD

BECOME A FRIEND

New Theatre Royal is committed to rewarding our loyal customers. Every time you attend one of our performances, you will collect a complimentary Loyalty Point, once you have collected 5 Loyalty Points you will be invited to see a FREE performance*.

As a Friend of the New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, you are supporting the long-term future of our beautiful venue with your donation of £25 a year.

No cards to carry around, we will send you an email once you have reached your fifth Loyalty Point and invite you to choose a show from our list. The more shows you see, the more you see for FREE! * For each booking you will be credited 1 Loyalty Point. Once you have attained 5 Loyalty Points, you will be offered a choice of shows that you can see for FREE. All five events must be booked through the same Patron account to be eligible. Full price purchases only. Complimentary tickets or group bookings do not count towards the scheme. The FREE show offered is at the discretion of New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, but it will not include all events in the current programme. Loyalty Points expire after 3 years if they are not used.

For your donation you will receive a special Friends discount on many shows, advance notification of selected shows with special Friends prices, and a chance to book early. Complimentary ticket exchange; 10% off in the Bar and a FREE Heritage Tour. See the Logo in the brochure for the shows with a special Friends price. The Friends discount price will appear when you login to book online or speak to Box Office.

Sign up online today for ONLY £25 or contact Box Office for more information

BUSINESS ASSOCIATE

SCHOOLS ASSOCIATE

People Matter - that’s why we’ve created a brand-new initiative for small and mediumsized businesses designed with team development and retention in mind.

Communication Skills Matter, that’s why we’ve created a brand-new initiative for schools designed with personal development in mind.

Being a Business Associate will allow you: Access to high quality communication skills training for your staff throughout the year, Theatre tickets for the reward and recognition of staff and customers, cost-effective staff development tool to your managers and brand visibility across the region.

Being a Schools Associate will allow you: Access high quality communication skills training for your students, Theatre tickets and a special insight behind the scenes, improve the creativity, health and wellbeing of your students, a cost-effective student development tool, brand visibility across the region.

For further information on either Business or School’s Associate packages, please email business@newtheatre royal.com

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HERITAGE TOURS AND TALKS Behind the Curtain Tours

Discover the fascinating history of this beautiful theatre, from 1865 to the present day, and see first-hand behind the scenes of this Grade II listed National Treasure. The tours will show you parts of the theatre not usually visited by the public and involve walking up and down staircases, some of which are very steep and narrow. If you have mobility issues, or are a wheelchair user, please let us know so we can pre-arrange an alternative route.

Wednesday 20th Feb - 11am (Half Term) Saturday 2nd March - 10.30am Monday 25th March - 6pm Tuesday 9th April - 2pm Saturday 4th May 2019 - 10.30am Wednesday 12th June - 11am Monday 24th June - 6.30pm Friday 5th July - 2pm

Please check the website for the latest tour dates - Places limited, hence pre-booking is essential. Private tours also available, for more information please contact box office.

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Why Rutley’s?

In 1854 the Victorian circus showman Henry Rutley took over of the White Swan Pub, now the Brewhouse and Kitchen. He staged lavish spectaculars in the adjoining hall and before long, saw a demand for a new venue for entertainment. He built the New Theatre Royal as a very special place for plays, spectaculars and his tradition of large Christmas extravaganzas are still celebrated each year in the New Theatre Royal’s own show-stopping style. Henry Rutley also built the original conservatory a unique Portsmouth landmark, that the bistro now occupies.

Lunchtime snack or Pre-show Dinner

Rutley’s is open for freshly ground artisan coffee and a selection of teas, as well as freshly produced lunch and pre-theatre dinner. Enjoy great service and superb locally sourced food. Check the range of events for your pre-theatre dinner.

See the Logo in the brochure for shows with Pre-Show Dining. Menu’s are available on our website

Book your Pre-Show Dinner online or call Rutley’s direct on 023 9277 8993

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STIVAL OF THE SEA • NEW THEATRE ROYAL FESTIVAL OF THE SEA • NEW THEATRE ROYAL FESTIVAL OF TH

NEW THEATRE ROYAL FESTIVAL OF THE SEA

This city, this region, this nation. Our past, our present, our future. The sea has shaped lives since people walked these shores. This new annual festival brings a range of theatre experiences, exploring our relationship with the waters that surround us. Expect a diverse range of live and digital performances, created and curated from Portsmouth communities and leading UK companies. Enjoy your new Festival of the Sea.

New Theatre Royal Festival of the Sea Ticket offer Look for the Link & Save Ticket Prices with Frogman and Peril at Sea & Octopuses and Time and Tide.

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HE SEA • NEW THEATRE ROYAL FESTIVAL OF THE SEA • NEW THEATRE ROYAL FESTIVAL OF THE SEA

ENGAGING ALL THE SENSES Lucy Garland and Amber Onat Gregory of Frozen Light talk about their latest show, and their approach to work.

Q Tell us about Frozen Light; what

inspired you both to start the company?

A We started Frozen Light as we wanted

FROZEN LIGHT PRESENTS

THE ISLE OF BRIMSKER

A lighthouse keeper lives alone on a desolate outcrop surrounded by stormy seas. Change is on the horizon but not in the form she expects. One day a runaway lands on the shore and together they face the inevitable. A new multi-sensory story from Frozen Light, specialists in making theatre for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities. Commissioned by Harlow Playhouse, The Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Bordon, The Key Theatre, Peterborough. With support from Arts Council England, The Garage Norwich, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and The Point Eastleigh.

MONDAY 11 FEBRUARY · 1.30PM & 6.30PM TUESDAY 12 FEBRUARY · 11AM & 1.30PM STAGEHOUSE ALL TICKETS £10

to make accessible theatre for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities, a group of people who are often the most excluded in society. All our work is multi-sensory and this is such an exciting medium to work in, it means we get to spend a lot of rehearsals playing with things that feel and smell nice.

Q How did Isle of Brimsker come about? A It came about through wanting to explore other ways to experience the shows music other than hearing it. Therefore the show features lots of vibrations, and sound activated lighting. We were thinking about sound waves which led us to exploring actual waves and then an island that is battered daily by the waves and who the characters would be that inhabit such a desolate place.

Q What does the sea mean to you? A The Isle of Brimsker is set on a

desolate Island in the midst of the north sea. It feels like a mystical place where the characters are at complete mercy to the elements. Personally the sea immediately takes me back to my grandparents old beach hut and the amazing times I had there as a child. Find out more about Frozen Light at www.frozenlight.com

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NEW WAYS TO TELL STORIES We talk to Jack Lowe, Artistic Director of Curious Directive about developing new bridges between art and science.

Q How would you describe Curious Directive’s approach to work?

A Our process is primarily led by

new ways to tell stories. We started the company with a piece of theatre exploring neuroscience and since then we’ve grown into a small family of theatre makers exploring life through the lens of science. We like to forge relationships with science communities and technology partners to create emotionally charged science-led theatre.

Q Where did the concept of Frogman come from?

A Frogman began life in 2014 in Bali,

when I was about to have my first scuba-dive. What followed was a threeyear journey creating this part live, part virtual reality experience, which also looks at a crime-drama from a different perspective.

Q What next for Curious Directive? A We’re working with the New Theatre

Royal and British Council on Refrain From Dreaming, which is about the human need to make art, from the Paleolithic period to today. We recently spent a week here in Portsmouth researching and developing the piece, and look forward to staging it at the New Theatre Royal and in Indonesia soon. To find out more about Curious Directive, visit www.curiousdirective.com

CURIOUS DIRECTIVE PRESENTS

FROGMAN

It’s 2018, a police officer arrives at Meera’s coral laboratory. Meera is interrogated about Ashleigh Richardson, a 13-year-old girl who went missing in 1995. Outside, on the Great Barrier Reef, police divers are on a search- andrescue mission by torchlight. A coming-of-age drama, supernatural thriller and pioneering integration of live performance and virtual reality, as you experience the 1995 storyline in a 360 degree VR environment. A curious directive, Hull UK City of Culture 2017, The Deep, The Old Market co-production in association with Brisbane Powerhouse.

THURSDAY 14 FEBRUARY · 7.30PM FRIDAY 15 & SATURDAY 16 FEBRUARY · 2PM & 7.30PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL AT THE SQUARE TOWER ALL TICKETS £12 BUY TICKETS FOR PERIL AT SEA AND GET £2 OFF

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NEW THEATRE TO NEW PLACES Meet Nicola Pollard, Artistic Director of Up The Road Theatre, and creator of Peril at Sea.

Q Tell us about the ideas behind Peril at Sea?

A We’ve been going to sea for

thousands of years. Despite all our advances in technology and science, the sea can still pose an incredible danger. Peril at Sea explores this danger, the potential threat. But the production is also a celebration of people and events associated with seafaring and maritime, making it ideal for the Festival of the Sea.

UP THE ROAD THEATRE PRESENTS

PERIL AT SEA

“Going to sea – it’s in your blood. We’ve been doing it for generations, regardless of the cost.” The greatest storm in living memory blasts the English coast. Striving against the howling winds and pounding waves, a lonely boat struggles on. Those left behind wait impatiently, huddled together, isolated and unfamiliar. Tempers will flare and solace will be sought in this evocative journey into our seafaring past and present. Join us for the maiden voyage of this brand new production. In association with New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, supported by Wells Maltings, The Seagull and LV21. Supported by Arts Council England and The Leche Trust.

WEDNESDAY 27 & THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY · 7.30PM MATINEE THURSDAY · 2PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL AT THE SQUARE TOWER ALL TICKETS £12 RECOMMENDED FOR AGE 12 AND OVER

Q How has the show been developed? A We have intentionally developed and

created a show that will suit a variety of spaces and places. In addition to the Square Tower in Old Portsmouth, Peril at Sea is also visiting a decommissioned lightship, a working shipyard and a number of other community spaces. Touring this way opens up a wealth of exciting possibilities, for us and our audiences.

Q Where next for the production? A We’re visiting coastal communities

almost all the way round the country: along the south coast, into Cumbria and Scotland before finally docking in East Anglia. It’s so apt that we’re opening the show in Portsmouth – the home of the British Navy and starting point for so many sea-bound voyages. Join us in Portsmouth to wave us off! To find out more about Up The Road Theatre, visit www.uptheroadtheatre.co.uk

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WEAVING MAGIC Meet John Sackett, director of The Front Room, which weaves poetry, music, storytelling and even film into intimate experiences.

Q How did The Front Room come about?

A A good friend had taken over a local

Cafe and was struggling with custom on mid-week evenings. She wanted to put on a music open mic night, knowing that there was a lot of creative talent, including poets, keen to present their work, and apart from one venue, there was no real outlet for them.

Q What drew you to being part of Festival of the Sea?

A Portsmouth is surrounded by the

sea and there are so many emotive elements. It’s been an inspiration for poets and film-makers since people were able to write and make films!

Q What’s next? A We started off in independent coffee

bars and whilst continuing this, we’re now taking The Front Room to other venues such as Southsea Castle, The Spring Arts Centre, and the New Theatre Royal’s StageHouse. This allows us to experiment with bigger more immersive events as well as attracting bigger names in the poetry scene. We’re also making a digital poetry film trail with an augmented reality, which is based on the heritage of Portsea, that we are very excited about!

THE FRONT ROOM PRESENTS

OCTOPUSES AND OTHER SEA CREATURES The Front Room will be spreading its tentacles to all corners of The Square Tower. Expect sirens from the deep, sea shaped spoken words, maritime musical musings, a duet of dancing set to poetry and phosphorescence poetic film projections! Headliner and previous artist in resident at London’s Roundhouse, Becci Louise’s poetry has led to award winning theatrical shows based on her work. SATURDAY 2 MARCH · 8PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL AT THE SQUARE TOWER ALL TICKETS £6 BUY TICKETS FOR TIME AND TIDE AND GET £2 OFF

Find out more about The Front Room at: www.facebook.com/ frontroomwordsandmusic

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COMMUNITY CHAMPION We catch up with one of Portsmouth’s greatest cultural champions, Liz Weston, about her latest work.

Q Liz, what drew you to create Time and Tide?

A When I learned about The Festival

of the Sea and was asked if I would be interested in creating a piece I immediately said “Yes!” as I was sure that it would be a terrific opportunity for the NTR Players and NTR Dancers to work together again, but also to involve young people.

PORTSMOUTH POETRY PRESENTS

TIME AND TIDE

The sea’s beauty, power and ability to destroy. The sea as the source of life – and death. Farewells and greetings as, guided by the stars, we sail into uncharted waters.

It’s a wonderful chance to create a cross-generational piece of work on a theme that we can all relate to. Also, as a director of Portsmouth Poetry, I knew we could integrate the work of local poets into the piece.

Q What inspires you in your work across Portsmouth Communities?

A The belief that everyone can be

Working with local poets and using dance, music and spoken word, we explore the themes of lost and found at sea, objects washed up on the beach, debris, plastic, messages in bottles and, sometimes, a body.

creative and knowing the amazing things that can happen when you put artists, writers, film-makers, visual artists and theatre workers, with a group of people whether they are children from the Somerstown Adventure Playground, young mums in Portsea or a group of Southsea pensioners.

A collaboration between The New Theatre Royal Dancers and Players and the BTEC Dance students from Castleview Academy, Paulsgrove.

Q What next for NTR Players? A We will be working on a piece with

SATURDAY 2 MARCH · 7PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL AT THE SQUARE TOWER ALL TICKETS £6

the “City of Stories” project - researching the City Archives and turning the stories we find into performances. Liz Weston is director of NTR Players see page 4 for more information.

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DAVID O’DOHERTY YOU HAVE TO LAUGH

POUND FOR POUND THE LIVE SHOW

Unhook your mindbras. David O’Doherty is back on tour with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. O’Doherty shot to fame at Edinburgh in 1999 when he won So You Think You’re Funny and in 2003 was named Hot Press Irish Comedian Of The Year. In 2008, David won the if.comedy award at Edinburgh, 2 years after first being nominated. “the Irish whimsy merchant delivers oodles of soothing silliness” The Guardian SUNDAY 3 FEBRUARY · 7.30PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL ALL TICKETS £22

Pound For Pound: The Live Show, is developed from the hit chart-topping podcast. Join award-winning Actor Jake Wood and best mate, ex-European Super Bantamweight Champion Spencer Oliver live on stage, in a hilarious no-holds-barred evening talking about their favourite fights, current headlines and never-before heard tales from the unpredictable world of boxing. Serving up insider stories on some of the stars, including Chris Eubank, Tony Bellew, Gary Lineker, Tyson Fury & Ray Winstone. FRIDAY 8 FEBRUARY · 7.30PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL ALL TICKETS £23.50 VIP MEET & GREET TICKET £47, LIMITED AVAILABILITY

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LONDON CLASSIC THEATRE PRESENT

MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD BY CHARLOTTE KEATLEY Set in Manchester, Oldham and London, My Mother Said I Never Should is a poignant, bittersweet story about love, jealousy and the price of freedom. The play details the lives of four women through the immense social changes of the twentieth century. Using a kaleidoscopic time structure, Charlotte Keatley’s story focuses on four generations of one family as they confront the most significant moments of their lives. In 1940, Doris, a former teacher, encourages her nine-year-old daughter, Margaret, to mind her manners and practise the piano. In 1969, Margaret’s relationship with her own daughter is strained, as art student Jackie experiments with her new-found sexual freedom. When Jackie becomes pregnant at 18 and has baby Rosie, a decision is made that will affect all their lives irrevocably. Written in 1985 and first staged at the Contact Theatre, Manchester, Charlotte Keatley’s award-winning play is the most commonly performed work by a female playwright worldwide.

WEDNESDAY 6 & THURSDAY 7 FEBRUARY · 7.30PM WEDNESDAY 7.30PM - POST-SHOW DISCUSSION NEW THEATRE ROYAL TICKETS - BAND A £22.50 · BAND B £19 · BAND C £15.50 MATINEE THURSDAY 7 · 1.30PM ALL TICKETS £12.50 RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 13 AND OVER EARLY BIRD – £3 IF BOOKED BY 31 DECEMBER

“In its revelation of mother-daughter emotions over the years, the play is without rivals. It is a classic.” The Times

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TRUE FAST HEALTH WITH

DON’T STOP THE BEAT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

Dr Michael Mosley has changed tens of thousands of lives with his award-winning programmes and international bestselling books.

A special Valentine’s treat with the music of the ‘Prince of Soul’ Marvin Gaye.

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY

In this informative and entertaining live show, Michael Mosley, the man behind the iconic 5:2 Diet, will explode common health myths and offer fascinating insights into the workings of the human body. Taking you on an unconventional journey that he himself has travelled, from swallowing a tape worm to uncovering revolutionary ways to lose weight, get fit and reduce stress.

AN EVENING OF MARVIN GAYE

For one night only, Wayne Hernandez, and his live band will take the audience on a journey of incredible harmonies in this musical celebration of some of Gaye’s most iconic hits like, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You), I Heard It Through the Grapevine, and Let’s Get It On. Wayne Hernandez featured as part of The Kingdom Choir for Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding! FRIDAY 15 FEBRUARY · 7.30PM

WEDNESDAY 13 FEBRUARY · 7.30PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL ALL TICKETS £26.50

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NEW THEATRE ROYAL TICKETS - BAND A £26 · BAND B £23 · BAND C £17.50 VALENTINES’ SPECIAL: 2 TOP PRICE SEATS FOR £46

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DEAR ZOO BASED ON ROD CAMPBELL’S BEST-SELLING BOOKS Dear Zoo, the timeless children’s classic book makes its return to stage Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982. And has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction. SATURDAY 16 FEBRUARY · 1.30PM & 3.30PM SUNDAY 17 FEBRUARY · 11AM & 2PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL ALL TICKETS £14.50

CIRQUE ENCHANTMENT Why go to Las Vegas to see to this style of show when Las Vegas can come to you in this stunning production. This concert style cirque production features stunning choreography, breath-taking vocal and mesmerising circus performers. With an eclectic musical soundtrack including pop, rock and classical. Cirque Enchantment is a stunning family show that will delight everyone from young to old and all ages in between. Featuring a talented cast of cirque performers, dancers and vocalists, and beautiful costumes. THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY · 7.30PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL ALL TICKETS £22.50 · CHILDREN £16.50 FAMILY TICKET £72

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Aged 17-25? Love hip hop? Join us for some fast-paced fun in a FREE 90-minute hip-hop dance class. Beginners welcome! WEDNESDAY 9 JANUARY

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METTA THEATRE AND EXETER NORTHCOTT THEATRE PRESENT

STORIES WITH IMAGINATION

THE HIP-HOP MUSICAL OF WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Poppy Burton-Morgan and William Reynolds, artistic directors of Metta Theatre talk about their latest musical, In the Willows.

IN THE WILLOWS With epic show tunes and killer beats, this classic story is brought popping and locking into the twenty first century in an extraordinary new hip-hop musical. Featuring fast bikes, fierce moves and fabulous vocals.

Q How did In the Willows come

Mole’s first day in ‘The Willows’. The kids look a bit rough. Surely Mr Badger will look out for her, while hip-hop cool girl Rattie, rich kid rapper Toad and street-dancing Otter teach her the ways of the Riverbank. But when Toad gets locked up for joyriding, the Weasel Clan break in and squat his pad, the Pool Hall. Now it’s only a matter of time before Chief Weasel reveals Mole’s dark secret...

street dance Jungle Book in 2016 – both do the same thing of transposing a classic story to a contemporary urban setting. We can tell the story in a fresh, exciting and dynamic new way. As a writer - the words that flow out of me often come as spoken word or rap which immediately makes sense in a kind of hip-hop universe.

Written and directed by Poppy Burton-Morgan with music from award-winning composer Pippa Cleary (The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Chocolate Factory; Prodigy, St James Theatre) and groundbreaking hip-hop Composer Keiran Merrick. Starring the nation’s favourite dame and children’s TV star Clive Rowe as Badger. THUR 7 – SAT 9 MARCH · 7PM MATINEE SATURDAY · 2PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL THURSDAY 7 - 7PM & SATURDAY 9 · 2PM ALL TICKETS £23 · CHILDREN £17.50 FAMILY TICKET £70 · SCHOOLS £12.50

about?

A As a follow-up to our smash-hit

Q What lies at the heart of Metta’s productions and makes them so successful?

A As a director / designer led

company there’s always a killer aesthetic. A fusion of art forms generally hip-hop dance or circus, that adds another layer of both visual storytelling and accessibility. And crucially a cast of complex characters who go on challenging emotional journeys. The heart of our work is these fabulous stories retold with a lot of heart!

Q What’s next for Metta and In the Willows?

FRIDAY 8 & SATURDAY 9 - 7PM ALL TICKETS £26 · CHILDREN £20.50 FAMILY TICKET £82 EARLY BIRD - £5 OFF IF BOOKED BY 31ST DECEMBER RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 8 AND OVER

A In The Willows looks set to transfer to London’s West End, so really excited about that! Plus we’re already developing our next show - a big new musical of Great Expectations with soul music, rap and street dance. Find out more about Metta Theatre at www.mettatheatre.co.uk

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CONTENDER CHARLIE AND CHINA PLATE PRESENT

ROMEO AND JULIET MAD BLOOD STIRRING

BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ADAPTED BY NICK WALKER “I genuinely thought I could end the trouble once and for all. But I got in too deep. And it all ended badly. I am the Friar. God forgive me.” A troubled Friar rushes us through the mutinous streets of Verona, plunging us into a community torn apart by prejudice, conflict and violent crime. Gripping story-telling, live music and striking visual effects take young audiences on a heart-wrenching journey as they follow Shakespeare’s star crossed lovers towards their tragic end. Narrated in modern English by the Friar, this is an unforgettable introduction to Shakespeare and his devastating love story. Made for 9 – 13 year olds. Schools performances, workshops, CPD and online resources are also available for KS2 & KS3 (Years 5 to 8).

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TOM STADE I SWEAR TO…

One of the most prolific and engaging standups of our time. Following last year’s smash-hit UK tour, the Canadian comedy legend is back, picking up just where he left off, as an hour simply wasn’t long enough. Join Tom as he attempts to figure out exactly where he fits into this emerging new world of feelings and FaceTime. Exactly when did he, and all his stuff become vintage - and why didn’t he see it coming? THURSDAY 21 MARCH · 7.30PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL

THE ROYAL MARINES YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR 2019

Be part of a unique experience, with the world’s best music, military precision and pageantry. The very best military musicians are holding their most prestigious competition of the year. Bringing together musicians from the Portsmouth-based, Royal Marines School of Music, 6 soloists will perform some of the world’s most beautiful music in front of a panel of celebrated guest judges. The afternoon culminates with a stunning performance from the unforgettable Royal Marines Big Band. SATURDAY 23 MARCH · 2PM

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VAMOS THEATRE PRESENTS

A BRAVE FACE

His hardest battle is the one back home. Award-winning Vamos Theatre brings its trademark, wordless, full mask style to a story that needs to be told. Set in Afghanistan in 2009, A Brave Face explores Post Traumatic Stress, an unseen injury of war, and the impact it can have on even the closest of families. With engaging storytelling, physical dexterity and emotional insight, A Brave Face speaks to audiences across borders and boundaries.

DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live an interactive show for all the family. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus! A special meet and greet after the show offers all our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend. Don’t miss this entertaining and mind-expanding jurassic adventure, live on stage.

THURSDAY 4 APRIL · 7.30PM FRIDAY 5 APRIL · 4.30PM

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SATURDAY 6 APRIL · 11AM, 2PM & 4.30PM

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STATUS

ILÉ LA WÀ

(WE ARE HOME)

We all have a nationality. Or almost all of us.

You have chosen Britain but has it chosen you?

Status is a show about someone who doesn’t want his any more. About running away from the national story you’re given. About who is responsible for that story and what might happen to it if you give it up. A globespanning journey of attempted escape, with songs along the way.

Four strangers are about to become collateral damage in the government’s plans to create a hostile environment for illegal immigrants. Detained together after a random spot check in London, they begin to unravel in the pressure-filled holding room, where they are left without answers. Some of them are undocumented migrants, others insist they are not – but all are certain that the UK is their home. In this climate of Home Office blunders laid bare by the ongoing Windrush Scandal and Brexit, their lives unravel as Ilé La Wà asks ‘How Do You Belong to a Place That Doesn’t See You’?

Written by Chris Thorpe, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin. Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Warwick Arts Centre and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg.

WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL · 7.30PM STAGEHOUSE RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 14 AND OVER

THURSDAY 11 APRIL · 7.30PM

RUNNING TIME APPROXIMATELY 80 MINUTES

STAGEHOUSE RUNNING TIME APPROXIMATELY 80 MINUTES.

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HORMONAL HOUSEWIVES What these women can’t teach you about modern womanhood isn’t worth knowing! Hormonal Housewives present a roller-coaster comedy night for women about women. The hugely talented cast will have you rolling in the aisles as they present a hilarious romp through the joys of being a 21st century woman. Weight gain, weight loss, men, online shopping, sex, chocolate, wine, more chocolate, going out and staying in are thrown under the microscope – no subject is safe!

DR JOHN COOPER CLARKE LUCKIEST GUY ALIVE

A living legend at the top of his game. John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’. Today, John Cooper Clarke is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture. His latest show it a mix of classic verse and new material, including hilarious ponderings on modern life, good honest gags, riffs and chat.

“The show is slick, fun, cheeky, smart and topical.” Manchester Evening News

SATURDAY 13 APRIL · 8PM

FRIDAY 12 APRIL · 7.30PM

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WICKED PRODUCTIONS A wildly entertaining Easter adventure for the whole family! Wicked Productions return after last year’s successful production of Alice in Wonderland for their Easter production of The Jungle Book. The Jungle Book tells the story of Mowgli, a young boy who is raised in the jungle by a family of wolves. When Shere Khan, the tiger, swears to kill the child, Baloo, the bear and Bagheera, the panther, agree to take the boy to the man village for his safety. But the jungle holds danger and surprises for them all in this hilarious adventure! Funny man, Tom Swift returns to play ‘Baloo’ alongside the hilarious Ant Payne as Bagheera. With brand new songs, creative staging and bags full of fun why not bring your cheeky little monkeys as you laugh like a pack of hyenas when The Jungle Book swings into town.

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OPERAUPCLOSE PRESENT

LA BOHÈME

The Olivier-Award winning, new English version of Puccini’s La Bohème. La Bohème charts the ups and downs of a group of idealistic graduates as they bicker, party, try to make ends meet and follow their dreams. Aspiring novelist Rodolfo discovers a harsher reality when he falls for immigrant cleaner Mimi, while his best friend Marcello’s tempestuous relationship with his on-off girlfriend Musetta brings humour and fireworks to the stage. The comic elements of this hugely popular production heighten its tragic ending. “Puccini without a safety net” ★★★★★ Evening Standard

PAUL MERTON’S IMPRO CHUMS Paul Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton are back on the road in 2019 with another evening of mindblowing impro. The collective experience of on the spot adlibbing embodied in the Chums is enough to stun an elephant. They flex their improvisational muscles to delight and entertain audiences in this country and abroad. “A two-hour dose of quick-thinking, fasttalking, rib-tickling fun” Portsmouth News FRIDAY 26 APRIL · 8PM

THURSDAY 25 APRIL · 7.30PM

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FLUX: FESTIVAL OF DANCE AND VISUAL THEATRE Join us for FLUX, our first ever festival celebrating dance and visual theatre. We’ve curated some of the most outstanding, creative and aweinspiring dance and visual theatre experiences for you, including new commissions, inclusive performances, and international hits. There really is something for everyone in this major new festival for Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. Time to be inspired. Flux festival ticket offer Buy a ticket for either BalletBoyz or Wayne McGregor and get a FREE tickets to either: Ockham’s Razor – This Time or Clod Ensemble – On The High Road

BALLETBOYZ

THEM / US Highly praised for their stunning live performances, films and TV appearances, BalletBoyz are in Portsmouth with two brand new works. Them is created by the BalletBoyz dancers themselves, whilst the Tony and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (An American in Paris) brings us the achingly beautiful Us, inspired by his critically acclaimed duet from the FOURTEEN DAYS. Set to contrasting scores, this innovative double bill asks where we see ourselves in relation to the “other,” and explores the fine balance between them and us. WEDNESDAY 20 MARCH · 7.30PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL TICKETS BAND A £33 BAND B £27 BAND C £23 BUY 3 TICKETS GET 1 FREE EARLY BIRD- £3 OFF IF BOOKED BY 31 DECEMBER ACCESSIBLE VISUAL BASED PERFORMANCE

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RHIANNON FAITH PRESENTS

SMACK THAT

FILSKIT THEATRE PRESENTS

THE ARTIST

(A CONVERSATION) Beverly is having a party and you are her guest. Shameless and subversive dance theatre about human resilience, survival and how we care for one another. Both performers and non-performers come together to tell their real stories of domestic abuse in a unique, turbulent and empowering way. Expect games, dancing, humour and a very raw and honest account of domestic abuse. Commissioned by Harlow Playhouse. Supported by DanceEast, with additional support from Arts Council England, Essex County Council, Rich Mix, artsdepot. Developed through the Open Lab at Barbican/Guildhall.

Welcome to our interactive art gallery where each painting is a world waiting to be explored. Step inside their works of art as paintings spring to life through interactive projection, light and sound. This is an interactive performance where the audience are invited onto the stage to move and play alongside the performers. This show has been created to be accessible to autistic audiences, with online resources to prepare you for your visit and a dedicated chill out area.

STAGEHOUSE

The Artist has been created by Filskit Theatre in collaboration with Flow Observatorium and a collection of neurodivergent (ND) Artists.

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 18+

THURSDAY 25 APRIL · 4PM

RUNNING TIME 70 MINUTES NO INTERVAL

MINGHELLA STUDIO

THIS SHOW DISCUSSES THEMES OF AN ADULT

ALL TICKETS £5 PER GROUP - 1 CHILD & 2 ADULTS

TUESDAY 9 APRIL · 7.30PM

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CURIOSITY IS KING Alison King, Chief executive of Turtle Key, producer of Ockham’s Razor and chair of the Independent Theatre Council, explains the importance of curiosity.

Q How would you describe the work of Ockham’s Razor?

A Ockham’s Razor make original and

inventive work, blending circus and theatre together to make work that is both arresting, emotive and accessible to a wide audience.

OCKHAM’S RAZOR PRODUCED BY TURTLE KEY ARTS PRESENTS

THIS TIME A show about time, age and the stories we tell ourselves. With a cast ranging in age from 13 to 60, This Time looks at perceptions of strength and ability: how we are strong in different ways at different times in our lives. It is a show about transformation, about what changes within us and what remains. It is a show about bearings - about looking up and seeing where we are, the power of that awareness and whether we can use it to help each other. FRIDAY 10 & SATURDAY 11 MAY · 7.30PM

They were at the forefront of the contemporary circus scene and have seen significant changes to how this kind of work is received. The work is entertaining as well as visually stunning and makes it very appealing for a wider family audience.

Q Tell us about the importance of

collaborations between theatre venues and artists?

A Partnerships are key, the creative

sector thrives working collaboratively with venues and artists. This show that you will see, has been co- commissioned by the New Theatre Royal, The London International Mime Festival and The Lowry Salford. The support Venues can offer artists is key, they can offer a home and space to make inventive work, opening their doors, this work can reach their community and bring the space alive. You can find out more about Ockham’s Razor at www.ockhamsrazor.co.uk.

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SOMETHING NEW THIS WAY COMES We talk to director Suzy Willson and composer Paul Clark about their work with the Clod Ensemble, and adventurous audiences.

Q How did the Clod Ensemble begin? A We have been making performance as

Clod Ensemble for over twenty years. A review of our first show in 1995 described us as ‘resisting categorisation’. Although we didn’t deliberately set out to do that, we still seem to. Our work is visceral, highly visual and always a meeting place of music and movement. We are interested in what can be said without words, in group dynamics and exploring the knots and patterns that people get themselves into and out of.

Q How important is it that we celebrate

storytelling in new and exciting forms, and encourage adventurous audiences?

A Stories can be told in many ways, be

it through words, through movement, through music... What is important is that the stories are compelling and that they get people thinking, questioning and going on a journey with us. We’ve always believed that you don’t need to rely on words to communicate powerfully - audiences are interested in new experiences and performance that pushes boundaries.

Q What has been your wildest performance moment to date?

A Perhaps the most high-adrenalin

moment was with Red Ladies, which sees 18 identically dressed women take over entire cities. When they arrived at Trafalgar Square, we arranged for a helicopter to fly past in sync with a live brass band and then set off the fountains in the square, as the helicopter disappeared. ‘Find out more about Clod Ensemble at www.clodensemble.com.

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ON THE HIGH ROAD A disparate group of people are caught in a storm on the High Road, somewhere in the middle of nowhere. Whether old or young, pilgrim or party-goer, they must all seek refuge under the same roof. As the night draws in, they dream, pray, dance and fight – all the time testing the limits of what little space they have - waiting for the dawn to come. With its stark monochrome design, vital movement and pulsating music, On The High Road continues Clod Ensemble’s reputation for provocative, genre-defying, enthralling visual theatre. WEDNESDAY 15 & THURSDAY 16 MAY · 7.30PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL ALL TICKETS £15

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BURN THE FLOOR

COMPANY WAYNE MCGREGOR

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Starring Kevin Clifton with Graziano Di Prima and Johannes Radebe

In a continuous reimagining, Autobiography is constantly reinvented.

Combining jaw-dropping choreography and ground-breaking moves, Burn the Floor brings their famous, infectious and rebellious energy to the stage every single night in the UK.

The order of the dance pieces algorithmicallyassembled from a collection of 23 choreographic volumes which unfold uniquely at each performance. British choreographer and director Wayne McGregor turns his attention to the body as archive, with a dance portrait illuminated by the sequencing of his own genome. McGregor is joined by an impressive set of collaborators: electronic musician and producer Jlin, visual artist Ben CullenWilliams, lighting designer Lucy Carter, artist and designer Aitor Throup. dramaturg Uzma Hameed and software architect Nick Rothwell.

From seriously romantic Waltz, to a futuristic Foxtrot, the passion of the Tango and Paso Doble cut right through. You will revel in the emotional power of the Cha Cha, the Samba and Jive, and be left breathless by the smoking, irresistible Rumba. FRIDAY 17 MAY · 7.30PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL TICKETS - BAND A £38 · BAND B £33 · BAND C £28 VIP MEET & GREET TICKET £78, LIMITED AVAILABILITY

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VIENNA FESTIVAL BALLET PRESENTS

COMMOTION DANCE PRESENTS

A lively production, infused with old world charm.

Will and When need the support of the audience to make sure they can make their garden grow.

COPPÉLIA

Coppélia appeals to audiences of all ages with its captivating story of an eccentric toymaker and his beloved doll. The colourful costumes, lively characters and beautiful music from Delibes all combine to create a magical and comical classic that warms and entertains from start to finish. Coppélia is guaranteed to lift the hearts of all the family. “A truly spellbinding performance!” Burnley Express SATURDAY 25 MAY · 3PM

WILL AND WHEN

Join two very different characters on a messy movement adventure to discover why it’s important to help things grow. Dance, music, mud, mini-trampettes, umbrellas, tapdancing-wellie-boots, audience participation and an important message about our environment. With an original sound score, dazzling dance and old fashioned humour the audience will enjoy a fun and lively interactive performance. SUNDAY 2 JUNE · 11 AM & 3PM

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LES MUSICALS LIVE CONCERT TOUR The ultimate celebration of Musical Theatre. Jonathan Ansell (G4 Frontman) and Jai McDowall (Britain’s Got Talent - Winner) have joined forces to create a dramatic a spine-tingling concert. This vocally dynamic evening showcases the smash hit songs from the greatest musicals of all time, brought to you by two of the world’s finest voices. Come and immerse yourself in classics from Les Miserables, Phantom Of The Opera, Blood Brothers, Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, Miss Saigon, Chess, We Will Rock You & many more…

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HORRIBLE HISTORIES A BRAND NEW BARMY BRITAIN We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a brand-new West End show that has never toured before! Would you be shaken or stirred by Richard III? Hanged by King James I for being a witch? Peep into the world of Samuel Pepys and help Georgian detectives find the headless man! Discover how to survive the first ever train ride! It’s the history of Britain with the nasty bits left in! SATURDAY 18 MAY · 1.30PM & 4PM

TUESDAY 14 MAY · 7.30PM

SUNDAY 19TH MAY · 11AM & 1.130PM

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ADULTS £15.50 · CHILDREN £13.50 · FAMILY TICKET £54

VIP MEET & GREET TICKET £57.50, LIMITED

RECOMMEND FOR AGES 5 AND OVER

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RUNNING TIME APPROX 1 HOUR WITH NO INTERVAL

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LEO SAYER JUST A BOY AT 70

RONNIE SCOTT’S ALL-STARS 1959: THE YEAR THAT SHAPED JAZZ

British music legend Leo Sayer will be touring the UK in celebration of his 70 birthday year. Leo and his band are bringing their boundless energy, exuberance and a hit packed show to New Theatre Royal. Known the world over for his army of hits including Thunder In My Heart, One Man Band, The Show Must Go On, When I Need You and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing.

Dubbed ‘the greatest year in Jazz’, there was definitely something in the air in 1959. It saw the release of some of the most influential jazz albums of all time – recordings that changed the face of jazz forever. It also saw the founding of Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club – the cornerstone of the UK Jazz Scene. Now the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars will take you on a guided tour of this unique year in the history of Jazz in this celebration of the music of 1959. The Dress Circle Vintage Experience Come in period dress for the full vintage jazz club experience.

THURSDAY 23 MAY · 7.30PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL TICKETS - BAND A £34 · BAND B £29 · BAND C £24 EARLY BIRD - £3 OFF IF BOOKED BY 31 DECEMBER

FRIDAY 24 MAY · 7.30PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL TICKETS - BAND A £22 · BAND B £20 · BAND C £19 EARLY BIRD - £3 OFF IF BOOKED BY 31 DECEMBER

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AL MURRAY LANDLORD OF HOPE AND GLORY TOUR 2019

QUADROPHENIA THE ALBUM LIVE!

Citizens of Hope and Glory! Our new tomorrow beckons.

A stunning live performance of The Who’s smash hit concept album, Quadrophenia.

A new tomorrow that smells reassuringly of yesterday, but with wifi.

Backed with exciting, and sometimes heartwrenching, large-screen projection of archival footage, the emotions, tension and raw power that the music demands, is delivered masterfully by the charismatic band, The Goldhawks, with amazing replication of The Who’s sound. To send you home on an even bigger high, there are a few all-time classic Who hits to close the show!

One last heave and we will be there. And when the going gets tough the tough get going. Although the going won’t get tough and anyone who tells you it is going to be tough is lying. Come join me to marvel at the majesty of our green and pleasant land. A land globally renowned for our culture, history and places, like the world-famous Salisbury Cathedral.

The Dress Circle Experience Come dressed in your mini skirt, tailored suit or Parka for the full MOD experience.

WEDNESDAY 29 MAY · 7.30PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL

FRIDAY 31 MAY · 7.30PM

ALL TICKETS £32

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D-DAY 75 A CELEBRATORY CONCERT Join us for a very special celebratory evening. Celebrating the sailors, marines, soldiers, airmen and diverse communities of people, who’s breath-taking bravery and ingenuity contributed to the D-Day campaign, paving the way for the liberation of Europe 75 years ago. Packed with incredible stories of bravery, moving performances, and shared moments of entertainment, we look forward to welcoming you to this special event. The Dress Circle Vintage Experience Wear your finest Tea Dress; Uniform or Fatigues for the full 1940’s experience.

REGINALD D HUNTER

FACING THE BEAST Reginald D Hunter is celebrating his twentieth anniversary as a comedian living and performing in the UK, with his highly anticipated new show. Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans the generations. His appearances on television have included Have I Got News For You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the hugely popular BBC2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South and its equally successful follow up Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The Border, both of which documented the growth of American popular song. WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE · 7.30PM

SUNDAY 9 JUNE · 7.30PM

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ALL TICKETS £26.50

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THE LORD CHAMBERLAIN’S MEN PRESENTS

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

GEORGE HINCHLIFFE’S

UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN

Building on the success of last year’s outdoor production the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them again this summer and to celebrate their 15th year.

Who is to blame for the worldwide phenomena of ukulele orchestras and ukulelemania? The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain!

This comedy of mischievous fairies, confused lovers and rude mechanicals is an intoxicating tale of clarity found from chaos as love gives way to happily ever afters.

Tap your toes with the royalty of the ukulele scene, the independent rock-stars of the “bonsai guitar”, who have plucked and sung, joked and whistled with Clean Bandit, Robbie Williams, Madness, Cat Stevens, The Ministry of Sound and Blue Peter.

Bring a chair and a picnic, and enjoy watching one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. Performed by an all male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. THURSDAY 13 JUNE · 7PM

The world’s very first Ukulele Orchestra is not just about ukuleles; it is about entertainment, joy, fun, strum and artistry. FRIDAY 14 JUNE · 7.30PM

GATCOMBE GARDENS

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DID YOU KNOW THAT THE NEW THEATRE ROYAL IS A CHARITABLE, NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATION?

We rely on grants and donations, as well as ticket income to secure our social outreach and development work, as well as the restoration of our Grade II listed theatre. Donations, sponsorship and legacies all play a vital part in our success. There are numerous ways to support us in delivering our goals, from offsetting the costs of tickets for disadvantaged young people, to restoring the plasterwork in our Victorian auditorium. To find out more about how you can donate and support the work of the New Theatre Royal Charitable Trust, contact

info@newtheatreroyal.com

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr. Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show is celebrating over 10 years on stage! Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale ... expect to be surprised! SATURDAY 13 JULY · 1.30PM & 3.30PM SUNDAY 14 JULY · 11AM & 2PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL ALL TICKETS £14.50 · FAMILY TICKET (FOR 4) £52 GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE £10.50 EARLY BIRD - £2 OFF IF BOOKED BY 31 DECEMBER RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN AGED 3 AND OVER RUNNING TIME: APPROX 55 MINS (NO INTERVAL).

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THE CURIOUS PARCEL WE’RE THRILLED TO BRING YOU THE CURIOUS PARCEL, A BRAND-NEW SUBSCRIPTION BOX FOR LOVERS OF PLAYFUL AND UNUSUAL EXPERIENCES. EACH BOX CONTAINS AN EXCLUSIVE, MINI-DIY ENCOUNTER CREATED BY ONE OF OUR SIX OUTSTANDING THEATRE MAKERS. INDULGE IN A LITTLE ESCAPISM, WHILE DISCOVERING NEW ARTISTS ALONG THE WAY, ALL WITHOUT LEAVING THE SOFA.

ARTISTS OVER THE COMING SEASON INCLUDE

BRIAN LOBEL

RACHEL MARS

VERITY STANDEN

The prolific U.S. born and south-coast based artist, who creates performances about bodies - politicised bodies, marginalised bodies, happy bodies, sick bodies, and bodies that need a little love.

The award-winning performance maker and writer, who explores the cultural and political constructs of our time, in cuttingly sharp, witty and observational ways.

The award-winning, southwest-based composer, director and performer, who excels in exploring and celebrating the human voice through new experiences.

SETH KRIEBEL

VICTORIA MELODY

MILK PRESENTS

The U.S. born theatre-maker and performer, who brings modern story-telling and audience participation to audiences in new and exciting ways.

The award-winning southcoast artist who makes shows about pastimes, passions and communities, immersing herself in rituals of the modern age.

The multi-award-winning company who brings queer experiences to the world - a messy celebration of that extraordinary and ambiguous thing called gender.

You can join The Curious Parcel as rolling subscription, a one-off experience, or as a gift. Sign up at www.thecuriousparcel.com All prices quoted include any levies and tax

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UPDMS PRESENTS

CINDERELLA

BY RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN Cinderella was Rodgers & Hammerstein’s only musical originally written for television and it was enormously successful. First broadcast in 1957, the stage version followed soon after and was also very popular, brimming with great music a very funny script. The full University Orchestra plays in the pit. An amateur production by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe. Producer: Bethan Roscoe. Musical Director: Colin Jagger

THU 28 FEB - SAT 2 MARCH · 7.30PM · MATINEE SAT 2 MARCH - 2.30PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL

MASTERS OF SHOW CHOIR 2019! This is the UK’s only University Show Choir competition. Come along and see Masters of Show Choir, a show from the West End stage, proudly presented by the University of Portsmouth’s Show Choir Society. With Choirs from around the country battling it out on stage for our celebrity judges to win the title of Masters of Show Choir 2019. SUNDAY 24 MARCH · 6.30PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL TICKETS - STALLS £13.50 · DRESS CIRCLE £15 · STUDENTS £9.50

TICKETS - BAND A £15 · BAND B £13, BAND C £11 · FAMILY TICKET OF 4 - £44 EARLY BIRD - £2 OFF IF BOOKED BY 31 JAN STUDENTS £2 OFF ALL TICKETS (NOT EARLY BIRD) RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 5+

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New Theatre Royal Portsmouth presents

A Christmas Spectacular

On a sparkling Christmas Eve, join Clara as she is swept away through a wondrous winter wonderland, full of adventures, treats and surprises. More than a story: The Nutcracker is the feeling of Christmas in one big parcel waiting for you to unwrap. With luscious designs and beautiful storytelling, join our stunning cast for the ultimate festive musical for all ages - the quintessential Christmas treat.

The Nutcracker the essence of Christmas 13 – 31 December 2019

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SHOWTIME IN ASSOCIATION WITH LPM PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

THE WORLD FAMOUS ELVIS SHOW Starring and produced by world renowned Elvis performer Chris Connor. This magnificent two-hour theatre production, complete with a 12-piece live band The Steels, and backing vocals by The Sweet Harmonies, respectfully and authentically presents ELVIS at his very best. Recreating two popular Elvis Presley concerts, you will simply feel that you have been transported back in time.

AN AUDIENCE WITH

NIGEL FARAGE Uncensored… Unscripted… Unpredictable. Politician, broadcaster, friend of ‘the Donald’. Join Nigel Farage for an evening of anecdotes and behind-the-scene tales from his colourful life in business and politics. The great disruptor… The populist voice… The face of Brexit… Join the controversial former leader of the UKIP for a unique evening; hear his story first hand, and have the opportunity to ask the burning questions.

SATURDAY 2 FEBRUARY · 7.30PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL ALL TICKETS £29.50 MEET & GREET AFTER THE SHOW

SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY · 7.30PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL ALL TICKETS £30 MEET & GREET £80

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GIMME ABBA

A TRIBUTE TO QUEEN One of the UKs premier Queen Tribute bands, Majesty play all the hits from the 70s and 80s. Majesty started when Actor Seth Daniels graduated from Drama School and decided to create his own band. At only 22 years old he was the youngest Freddie Mercury on the circuit and hit the ground running securing several contracts to perform at festivals in Luxemburg and Germany. Seth also wanted to portray Freddie’s younger days so his first half of the show was a dedication to the 1975 Hammersmith Apollo show, before donning the yellow jacket for some of Queen’s Greatest Hits. FRIDAY 28 JUNE · 7.30PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL

Dust off those platforms! Put on those flares! Gimme Abba have been performing this fabulous tribute to ABBA for over 19 years, and in 2019 they will be celebrating their 20th anniversary! This is not just another Abba tribute but a ‘truly complete and exciting Abba experience’. This spectacular show will wow the audience with fascinating lighting and special effects. Suitable for all age groups, not to be missed! FRIDAY 19 JULY · 7.30PM NEW THEATRE ROYAL BAND A £24.50 · BAND B £22.50 · BAND C £20

EARLY BIRD - £3 OFF IF BOOKED BY 31 DEC

INDEPENDENT EVENTS

MAJESTY

ALL TICKETS £25

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PORTSMOUTH CHORAL UNION PRESENT

RARE PRODUCTIONS PRESENT

OLIVER!

TONIGHT, TONIGHT... Bernstein - West Side Story - a choral suite.

Performed by cast of talented local performers from ages 8 to 21.

Bernstein’s Mass is not a traditional setting, but as a dramatic work exploring faith and doubt, it is infused with an eclectic mix of musical styles.

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Awardwinning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture.

The Portsmouth Choral Union was founded in 1880, and is now one of the leading large amateur choruses in the South of England. Conducted by David Gostick, and accompanied by the professional orchestra, Southern Pro Musica.

Rare Productions are a national amateur youth musical theatre company, for children and young adults from local areas, and produce full shows on real stages.

SATURDAY 6 JULY · 7.30PM

THUR 28 - SAT 30 MARCH · 7.30PM

NEW THEATRE ROYAL

MATINEE SATURDAY 30 · 2.30PM

STALLS: £14.50 STUDENT £8 ·

NEW THEATRE ROYAL

DRESS CIRCLE £17.50 ·

TICKETS ADULTS £19

STUDENT £9.50 · CHILDREN £3

CONCESSION £16.50

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CELEBRATION – THE MOVEMENT INITIATIVE

30 JANUARY TO 1 FEBRUARY

15 JUNE

REEL TO REAL STARS – LUCY KATE STAR ACADEMY

STAGESKOOL THEATRE ARTS

9 FEBRUARY

16 JUNE

ULTRAVIOLET ELLIPSES ACADEMY

ALVERSTOKE SCHOOL OF DANCE

23 FEBRUARY

23 JUNE

JUST US – MONSOON SCHOOL OF DANCE

CLASSIQUE SCHOOL OF DANCE

3 MARCH

29 & 30 JUNE

BELIEVE – IDENTICAL SCHOOL OF DANCE

THEATRE ARTS UK 7 JULY

7 APRIL

DEXI’S DANCE ACADEMY

DANIELLE MASON SCHOOL FOR DANCE

20 APRIL

20 JULY

DANCING THROUGH THE DECADES – SOUTHSEA SCHOOL OF DANCE

COMMUNITY EVENTS

CHICHESTER COLLEGE

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HOW TO BOOK

TICKETS & BOOKING

Online:

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There will be an additional postage charge of £1.50 to send tickets by mail.

Follow the ‘Book Now’ links on each show page.

If you have any queries, please contact box office on 023 9264 9000.

Phone: 023

HOW TO FIND US

9264 9000

In Person: 20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, PO1 2DD

By Car Our address is 20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2DD

BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS

Please use our postcode PO1 2DD for your SatNav.

Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm Weekends: Closed Saturday (show day): 2pm (or 1.5 hrs before matinee). Sunday (show day): Open 1.5 hrs before the show starts. On all show days the Box Office closes 15 minutes after the curtain up.

By Train The Theatre is located only a 1/3 mile from Portsmouth and Southsea Railway station. It is a flat walk through Guildhall Square to reach the Theatre.

TICKETS

Parking We offer a discounted parking rate for Theatre Patrons using the Isambard Brunel Multi-storey Car Park (The Mary Rose Street, off Alec Rose Lane – Post Code PO1 2BX), which is less than 5 minutes’ walk from the Theatre. Please ask Box Office for more details.

Discounts Concessionary priced tickets may be available on certain shows for: Friends of NTR; Pensioners; Unemployed with ID; Leisure Card holders; Children (Under 16); Students & Young People (with ID); Military Personnel (with Service ID) Family of 4 ticket (A maximum of 2 adults plus 2 or 3 children) Schools & Groups - Please phone for more information and to book. Registered Disabled Join our Access Scheme to ensure you get the seat(s) best suited to your needs. Under 25’s £10 Ticket Scheme - Join the scheme to access discounted £10 tickets, limited availability. Tickets must be booked by the ticket holder and collected from Box Office, showing proof of eligibility. Terms and conditions for offers Only one discount can be applied to any one show transaction. Limited numbers of tickets are available for offers. Offers can be withdrawn at any time, without notice. No offers or discount can be applied to transactions retrospectively.

POSTAGE & FEES A small Restoration Levy is included within the Ticket price shown. A typical rate is around £2.

By Bus There are many local bus stops close to Portsmouth and Southsea Train station, and then it is a short walk through Guildhall Square.

There are dedicated disabled parking spaces in the Isambard Brunel Multistorey Car Park. There are also two surface parking areas both in Alec Rose Lane, within only a few minutes’ walk of the Theatre. There is also on street parking around the Theatre, but please check for charges and evening parking restrictions. ACCESS FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES Wheelchair Access: There is Wheelchair access to all three levels of our heritage auditorium. Please contact the Box Office to book our dedicated Wheelchair spaces. Assistance Dogs: Assistance Dogs are welcome throughout the building, but please contact Box Office so we are aware of your visit. Please contact the Box Office to book our dedicated Wheelchair spaces, and join our Access Scheme for Carer/ Companion tickets. Call the Box Office on 023 9264 9000.

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Signed:R If you require access to a BSL Signer to get the best from our signed performances, please contact the Box Office and we will speak with the producing company and check the availability of a R CAP Signer.

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R are currently investigating CAP Captioning: We captioning more performances at the venue. Please speak to the Box Office team and let us know if you would benefit from access to captioning.

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GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS • Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable except in the case of a cancelled event. • Only one discount is available per ticket and proof of eligibility may be required to collect any discounted tickets. • Offers and discounts may be withdrawn at any time, and are not applicable retrospectively. • Babes in Arms – Tickets are required even for babies under 18 months; a £1 administration fee may apply. • All children under 12 must be accompanied by a full paying adult while in the theatre (unless with a school group booking). • Pushchairs, Prams and Mobility Scooters will not be admitted into the auditorium and are left at the owner’s risk. • We reserve the right to make alterations to shows without prior notification. • There may be age restrictions or guidance on specific shows; this is for your information. • We reserve the right to reseat people should the need arise. • We reserve the right to refuse admission, without refund. • Tickets are not for re-sale for profit. Any tickets found for sale in internet sites will be forfeited, the tickets void, and no refund will be given.

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THE SMALL STUFF DATA PROTECTION The New Theatre Royal is committed to complying with the new GDPR Regulations (from May 2018) upholding the principles of good information handling procedures. Keeping your personal information safe and secure is our top priority. Remember you can amend your data permissions that we hold at any time. Please log into your account or speak to the team for more information. DISCLAIMER Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in these pages at the time of going to print in December 2018, however changes to productions and prices may occur, without notice. We accept no responsibility for any errors and we reserve the right to change listings and performance times without prior notice. Please see our website for the most up to date information newtheatreroyal.com New Theatre Royal, 20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2DD The New Theatre Royal Trustees (Portsmouth) Limited is a registered charity no. 271976 and is a company limited by guarantee and registered in London, No.1266053. Registered office 20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2DD.

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NEW THEATRE ROYAL CREATIVE PLATFORM IF YOU’RE A CREATIVE PRACTITIONER, THEN MAKE THE MOST OF OUR FREE PROGRAMME OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENTS. BOOK ONLINE TO SECURE YOUR PLACE.

THE GREAT BRITISH TAX RETURN It’s time to complete your Self-Assessment Tax return… New Theatre Royal is here to help, by providing a drop-in session to support and offer guidance on completing your form with an accountant.

IS CLASS A BARRIER? This event is an open, supportive discussion led by Common Ground, for ‘off-stage creatives’ who identify as working-class exploring the barriers to career progression they face when building careers in theatre in our region. THURSDAY 21 MARCH

THURSDAY 10 JANUARY

6PM - 8.30PM

4PM - 7PM

MINGHELLA STUDIO

MINGHELLA STUDIO

HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND FUNDING DAY

TOP TIPS FOR BUILDING RESILIENCE AS AN ARTIST

In 2019 the Heritage Lottery Fund begins a new, five-year Strategic Funding Framework that sets out how they will distribute National Lottery good causes money for heritage. This is an opportunity to hear about this new framework, ask questions and discuss your project.

Whether you’re a weekend artist wishing you could turn your talent into a business or a professional wishing for more exposure and recognition, creative coach, Deborah HenryPollard, offers simple, practical advice and inspiring ideas to take artists to the next level.

WEDNESDAY 20 FEBRUARY

WEDNESDAY 8 MAY

11AM - 1PM

2PM - 4PM

MINGHELLA STUDIO

MINGHELLA STUDIO

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JANUARY

APRIL CONTINUED

9

IN THE WILLOWS WORKSHOP

12

HORMONAL HOUSEWIVES

10

CREATIVE PLATFORM EVENT

13

DR JOHN COOPER CLARKE

30 & 31

CHICHESTER COLLEGE

17 & 18 THE JUNGLE BOOK

FEBRUARY 1 2 3 6 & 7

27 & 28 UOP: CINDERELLA

MARCH 1 & 2 2 2 2 3 7 - 9 12 - 16 20 21 21 23 24 25 28 - 30

UOP: CINDERELLA BEHIND THE CURTAIN TOUR TIME AND TIDE THE FRONT ROOM PRESENTS MONSOON SCHOOL OF DANCE IN THE WILLOWS ROMEO AND JULIET BALLETBOYZ – THEM/US CREATIVE PLATFORM EVENT TOM STADE THE ROYAL MARINES MASTER OF SHOW CHOIR BEHIND THE CURTAIN TOUR OLIVER

APRIL 4 5&6 7 9 9

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SOUTHSEA SCHOOL OF DANCE

MAY 4 8 10 & 11 14 15 & 16

BEHIND THE CURTAIN TOUR CREATIVE PLATFORM EVENT OCKHAM’S RAZOR: THIS TIME LES MUSICALS CLOD ENSEMBLE: ON THE HIGH ROAD 17 BURN THE FLOOR 18 & 19 HORRIBLE HISTORIES 21 WAYNE MCGREGOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY 23 LEO SAYER 24 RONNIE SCOTT’S ALL STARS 25 VIENNA BALLET: COPPELIA 29 AL MURRAY 31 QUADROPHENIA – THE ALBUM LIVE!

JUNE 2 9 12 12 13 14 15 16 23 24 28

COMMOTION DANCE D-DAY 75 ANNIVERSARY CONCERT BEHIND THE CURTAIN TOUR REGINALD D HUNTER A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN THE MOVEMENT INITIATIVE STAGESKOOL THEATRE ARTS ALVERSTOKE SCHOOL OF DANCE BEHIND THE CURTAIN TOUR MAJESTY - QUEEN TRIBUTE

29 & 30 CLASSIQUE SCHOOL OF DANCE

JULY VAMOS: A BRAVE FACE DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE IDENTICAL SCHOOL OF DANCE BEHIND THE CURTAIN TOUR SMACK THAT (A CONVERSATION)

10 STATUS 11

DEXI’S DANCE ACADEMY OPERAUPCLOSE - LA BOHEME FILSKIT: THE ARTIST PAUL MERTON’S IMPRO CHUMS

EVENT DIARY

8 9 11 & 12 13 14 – 16 15 16 & 17 20 20 21 23 24 27 & 28

CHICHESTER COLLEGE THE WORLD FAMOUS ELVIS SHOW DAVID O’DOHERTY MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD POUND FOR POUND – LIVE LUCY KATE STAR ACADEMY THE ISLE OF BRIMSKER DR MICHAEL MOSLEY FROGMAN AN EVENING OF MARVIN GAYE DEAR ZOO CREATIVE PLATFORM EVENT BEHIND THE CURTAIN TOUR CIRQUE ENCHANTMENT ULTRAVIOLET - ELLIPSIS DANCE AN AUDIENCE WITH NIGEL FARAGE PERIL AT SEA

20 25 25 26

WE ARE HOME (ILE LA WA)

5 6

BEHIND THE CURTAIN TOUR THE PORTSMOUTH CHORAL UNION 7 THEATRE ARTS UK 13 & 14 THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA 19 GIMME ABBA 20 DANIELLE MASON SCHOOL FOR DANCE

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