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2018/2019

Performing Arts


Performing Arts at Roedean The Performing Arts departments at Roedean proudly present a diverse and entertaining programme of events and performances available to parents, students and the general public to enjoy. The Performing Arts at Roedean are a rich mixture of the traditional and the contemporary, of pupil-led and teacher-directed. There are a vast range of opportunities available to all girls, from large-scale performances and events to small groups, masterclasses, and teatime recitals. We hope you enjoy the performances on offer.

Booking Information For all events, non-students must book tickets advance via the boxoffice: www.roedeantheatre.co.uk. If you have any queries or issues booking, please contact us: Email: boxoffice@roedean.co.uk Tel: 01273 667655 2


Dance Drama Music & More!


Events SEPTEMBER

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS12

MARCH

Introduction to Alexander Technique6

LITERALLY MUSIC GALA CONCERT12

A Level Text Performance Exam

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Piano Teatime Recital

Open Teatime Recital

18

Music Scholars’ Teatime Recital6

GCSE Devised Exam Performance13

OCTOBER

SEASONAL SPECTACULAR GALA CONCERT18

DECEMBER

GCSE Text Performance

19

Chamber Music Teatime Recital

19

Wind and Brass Teatime Recital7

House Panto Competition

13

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Song-Writing and Composition Residency7

CAROL SERVICE14

Pre-Tour Evening Recital8

JANUARY

The Beat Goes On Teatime Recital8 Music Tour to Belgium9

Years 8&9 Gamelan Teatime Recitals15

Drama Scholars’ Performance9

3Fall Dance Performance15

Lunchtime Concert

Strings Teatime Recital16

NOVEMBER DANCE SHOWCASE10

FEBRUARY

Open Teatime Recital

House Dance Competition

10

A Level Devised Exam Performance11 Song-Writing and Composition Residency11 4

CABARET20 20

MAY Orchestral Conducting Teatime Recital

21

BRIGHTON FESTIVAL FRINGE CONCERT21 Year 7 Teatime Recital

22

16

ERNIE’S INCREDIBLE ILLUCINATIONS17

JUNE Vocal Teatime Recital

22

PETER PAN23 Musician of the Year Finals

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Music

September

Music

September

Introduction to Alexander Technique with Sarah Barfoot

Music Scholars’ Teatime Recital

This introductory talk is for all Music Scholars, musicians of all levels and any other pupils interested in finding out more about Alexander Technique.

To open this year’s season of the teatime recitals we welcome the school’s music scholars to give solo performances in a variety of styles and genres. The performers will be drawn from across the whole age range of music scholars in the school.

Alexander Technique offers foundation practical skills that develop a different approach to learning and to all activities, from simple everyday movement to refined activities such as musical performance. Old habits and a desire to achieve often get in the way of natural poise, confidence, ease and freedom of expression. Alexander technique helps us to learn to be more aware of mind and body function and ultimately promotes higher levels of performance. Sarah Barfoot is a member of The Society of The Teachers of The Alexander Technique . She believes that Alexander Technique lessons are beneficial to everyone. The technique is a re-educational process that has many therapeutic values, it can help a person to break out of old, unhelpful patterns of movement and behaviour and restore their natural, poise, balance,

DATE:

Friday 21 September

TIME:

13:10

LOCATION:

Old Ref

WHO:

Roedean Community

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It promises to be a wonderful and enjoyable afternoon of music!

DATE:

Monday 24 September

TIME:

16:30

LOCATION:

Old Ref

WHO:

Roedean Community


Music

October

Wind and Brass Masterclass & Teatime Recital A day of masterclasses for our woodwind and brass instrumentalists led by Sarah Field. Clarinettist Katherine Spencer made her concerto debut at the age of fourteen at the Royal Festival Hall, London. She has also appeared as soloist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Orchestra at the Barbican Centre and at the Birmingham Symphony, and Queen Elizabeth Halls, made many live Radio 3 solo broadcasts, and performs regularly on Classic FM and European radio stations. Katherine is particularly interested in contemporary mediums and works closely with Artist Ashley Davies in many experimental crossover Art/Music projects, most recently in the Southbank Centre. The day will conclude with a Teatime Recital, to which the Roedean Community is warmly invited.

DATE:

Monday 1 October

TIME:

16:30

LOCATION:

Old Ref

WHO:

Roedean Community

Music

October

Song-Writing and Composition Residency Kate Walsh will be visiting Roedean on a number of occasions to lead sessions in song writing and composition in general, for GCSE and A level Music pupils and all others who would like to know more and develop song writing skills. These sessions will be a great asset to music students and will also complement the work and ambitions of the new weekly song writing club. Kate has been a great BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music Institute) success story: after graduating from the song writing course she went on to become the first unsigned act to top the iTunes chart with her second album Tim’s House, knocking Take That from the top slot and securing distribution with Mercury Records. Kate continues to write and record music on her own label Blueberry Pie, and is currently a song writing tutor at BIMM Brighton.

DATE:

Thursday 4 October

TIME:

All day

LOCATION:

Mu1 & Mu2

WHO:

Students

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Music

October

Music

October

Pre-Tour Evening Recital Prior to the Music department concert tour to Belgium at autumn half term, our tour musicians will perform in an evening recital in the beautiful church of Saint Wulfran in Ovingdean. The programme will include a taste of the tour programme, featuring Baroque and Classical concerti and choral music, British folksongs and solo items. Saint Wulfran’s church is probably Roedean’s closest neighbour to the east and it is a great pleasure to take some of our musicians to perform there.

DATE:

Thursday 11 October

TIME:

19:00

LOCATION:

Saint Wulfran’s, Ovingdean

WHO:

All welcome A vibrant day of rhythmic music and movement, stomp-style, using nontechnical, aural methods, for Year 7 and prospective students. A Teatime Recital will feature all the students in a concluding performance, to which our Year 7 parents/guardians are warmly invited.

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DATE:

Monday 15 October

TIME:

16:30

LOCATION:

Roedean Theatre

WHO:

Roedean Community


Music

October

Drama

October

Music Tour to Belgium

Drama Scholars’ Performance

A group of over thirty musicians will travel to Belgium on a five day concert tour. The itinerary takes in Ghent, Bruges and Brussels with concert performances at Saint Salvatore Church in Bruges, Saint Bavo’s Ghent and Brussels Cathedral. Intensive rehearsals for the concerts will be balanced with some visits to castles, museums, a boat trip, and sampling Belgian chocolate and waffles.

The Drama Scholars from Years 7 – 13 present extracts from the celebrated comedy, ‘Daisy Pulls It Off’ by Denise Deagan. (A Play in a Day Project).

Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 October

Parents are welcome to join us at the concert venues and further details can be obtained from the Music department.

with extracts from...

Expect jolly japes in the dorm, midnight feasts and heroics on the hockey field as Daisy does her best to do Grangewood School proud – and, of course, she pulls it off!

DATE:

Monday 29 October

TIME:

16:30

LOCATION:

Roedean Theatre

WHO:

Roedean Community

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Dance

Music

November

November

Dance Showcase

Open Teatime Recital

The dance showcase is a celebration of all the work that the girls have achieved in dance.

This is an open teatime recital for all musicians to have a chance to perform in a friendly environment.

This year the event will be titled ‘A moment in Time’, with dance pieces interpreting poignant moments in history. These moments will be showcased through ballet, tap, modern and contemporary with choreography from both teachers and students alike.

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DATE:

Tuesday 6 November

TIME:

16:30 & 19:00

LOCATION:

Roedean Theatre

WHO:

Roedean Community

BOOKING:

www.roedeantheatre.co.uk

DATE:

Monday 12 November

TIME:

16:30

LOCATION:

Old Ref

WHO:

Roedean Community


Music

October

Song-Writing and Composition Residency

Drama

November

A Level Devised Exam Performance The A Level Drama and Theatre group present their Devised Theatre exam piece. Three women have one thing in common and one thing only – they are prisoners. But when as part of their rehabilitation programme the women are given the opportunity to share their stories through a drama performance they discover that there are more shared experiences and points of connection between them than they could ever have imagined.

DATE:

Wednesday 14 November

TIME:

16:30

LOCATION:

Roedean Theatre

WHO:

Roedean Community

Kate Walsh will be visiting Roedean on a number of occasions to lead sessions in song writing and composition in general, for GCSE and A level Music pupils and all others who would like to know more and develop song writing skills. These sessions will be a great asset to music students and will also complement the work and ambitions of the new weekly song writing club. Kate has been a great BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music Institute) success story: after graduating from the song writing course she went on to become the first unsigned act to top the iTunes chart with her second album Tim’s House, knocking Take That from the top slot and securing distribution with Mercury Records. Kate continues to write and record music on her own label Blueberry Pie, and is currently a song writing tutor at BIMM Brighton.

DATE:

Thursday 15 November

TIME:

All day

LOCATION:

Mu1 & Mu2

WHO:

Students

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Drama

November

Music

November

Literally Music Gala Concert The Comedy of Errors As part of The Shakespeare Schools’ Festival, a Year 8 cast presents ‘The Comedy of Errors’, one of William Shakespeare’s earliest and arguably greatest comedies. Borrowing from the conventions of the Italian Commedia Dell’Arte, the play is one of the earliest British farces. The plot, centering around two sets of identical twins, ensures that there are plenty of opportunities for mayem, mistaken identity and joyful confusion.

DATE:

Monday 19 & Tuesday 20 November

TIME:

16:30 & 19:00 respectively

LOCATION:

Roedean Theatre & Old Market Theatre, Hove

WHO:

All welcome

BOOKING:

www.roedeantheatre.co.uk & theoldmarket.com

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Roedean’s musical community comes together to bring you a breathtaking programme of beautiful music inspired by famous works of literature. The orchestra, choirs and concert band will all be performing in our first major concert of the academic year. The theme for this concert has been chosen by a group of senior musicians and the literary inspiration draws on some of the most famous of novelists, playwrights and poets; Shakespeare, Ibsen, Victor Hugo, C S Lewis, Roald Dahl, Lewis Carroll and Jane Austen. Musical highlights in the programme will include Prokofiev’s March of the Knights from Romeo and Juliet (theme from The Apprentice), Carl Davis’s theme from Pride and Prejudice, Alice’s theme from Alice in Wonderland, a selection from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory plus hit numbers from Les Miserables. There will be much to delight all musical tastes in this gala concert and we warmly invite everyone to attend.

DATE:

Friday 23 November

TIME:

19:30

LOCATION:

Roedean Theatre

WHO:

All welcome

BOOKING:

www.roedeantheatre.co.uk


Music

November

Drama

November

Piano Masterclass & Teatime Recital

GCSE Devised Exam Performance

A day of masterclasses for our pianists led by the renowned pianist, Maria Marchant

The Year 11 GCSE Drama group present their original pieces of Drama which explore the impact on young people living in a world shaped by social media.

British pianist and BBC Music Magazine Rising Star Maria Marchant has performed at numerous leading venues around the UK and abroad including Cadogan Hall, Champs Hill, Konzerthaus (Berlin), Southbank Centre, St David’s Hall (Cardiff), St John’s Smith Square, Steinway Hall, St Martinin-the-Fields and Wigmore Hall. Active as recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician, recent appearances include the Burford, Edinburgh Fringe and King’s Lynn Festivals in addition to BBC Radio 3 In Tune. Maria is pianist-in-residence at the Shipley Arts Festival and an ambassador for the Concordia Foundation. Maria’s debut SOMM CD ‘Echoes of Land & Sea’ was released in September 2017 to critical acclaim.

DATE:

Wednesday 28 November

TIME:

16:30

LOCATION:

Roedean Theatre

WHO:

Roedean Community

The day will conclude with a Teatime Recital, plus a short performance from Maria herself.

DATE:

Monday 26 November

TIME:

16:30

LOCATION:

Chapel

WHO:

Roedean Community 13


Houses

December

Music

December

House Panto Competition

Carol Service

She’s Behind You! Oh no she isn’t!

For the festive season, Roedean’s traditional service of nine lessons and carols. Seasonal music and readings with Roedean’s Choristers in our beautiful Edwardian Chapel.

All four competitive Houses present their own original version of a traditional pantomime.

DATE:

Wednesday 12 December

DATE:

Tuesday 11 December

TIME:

11:00 & 16:00

TIME:

tbc

LOCATION:

Chapel

WHO:

Roedean Community

BOOKING:

www.roedeantheatre.co.uk

LOCATION: Roedean Theatre WHO:

Roedean Community

BOOKING:

www.roedeantheatre.co.uk

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Music

January

Years 8&9 Gamelan Workshops & Teatime Recitals John Pawson from the Royal College of Music comes to lead all Year 8 and 9 students in two exotic days of Indonesian Gamelan performance workshops. Teatime Recitals of the students’ performances will be given at the end of each day. A gamelan is a set of instruments consisting mainly of gongs, metallophones and drums. The word ‘gamelan’ means ‘to hammer’. Gamelan music is found mainly in Bali and Java. It has political and religious roots and plays an important part in sustaining traditional life. It can be heard at celebrations and theatre performances. It is used to accompany shadow puppet plays, poetry and drama. It is not normally written down but passed on through oral tradition - players learn by mastering techniques and memorising the music. It is played together as a group and emphasises community over individual values.

Dance

January

3Fall Dance Workshop 3Fall Dance Company from the University of Chichester will be visiting Roedean this January to give a workshop to GCSE students focusing on contemporary technique and learning repertoire from a profession work. The company will also be performing to the school performing three works by professional choreographers. The company is formed of 3rd Year students studying for a BA (Hons) in Dance.

DATE:

Tuesday 22 January

TIME:

16:30

LOCATION:

Roedean Theatre

WHO:

Roedean Community

The day will conclude with a Teatime Recital, to which our Year 7 parents/ guardians are warmly invited.

DATE:

Thursday 17 (Yr8) & Friday 18 (Yr9) January

TIME:

16:30

LOCATION:

Roedean Theatre

WHO:

Roedean Community

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Music

January

String Masterclass & Teatime Recital A day of Masterclasses for our string instrumentalists led by Zoë Martlew. A well-known figure in the British new music scene – cellist, performer, composer, media commentator, and educator – the increasingly uncategorisable Zoë Martlew performs and records around the world as soloist and with some of the world’s most renowned musicians. Zoë was a judge on BBC TV’s Maestro and Young Musician of the Year; commentator for BBC Proms, appeared on Newsnight Review, is regular guest BBC Radio 3, has contributed articles for publications including the Guardian, Evening Standard, Classical Music Magazine, The Strad, and was on the UK panel for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. She studied at the Royal College of Music, Clare College, Cambridge, the Royal Academy of Music and the Chopin Academy in Warsaw. The day will conclude with a Teatime Recital.

Houses

February

House Dance Competition A competition full of house spirit and energy, giving all students a chance to dance and have fun. Each house will compete against the other. They will be given one theme or dance style that they must include in their performance, in addition to being able to perform any other dance style with a maximum of 1 other piece. There will be a range of prizes that will be awarded to each house for choreography, performance, costume and many more! Dance Captains will choreograph and direct the performances.

DATE:

Monday 11 February

DATE:

Monday 28 January

TIME:

16:30 & 19:00

TIME:

16:30

LOCATION:

Roedean Theatre

LOCATION:

Old Ref

WHO:

Roedean Community

WHO:

Roedean Community

BOOKING:

www.roedeantheatre.co.uk

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Drama

February

Years 7 & 8 present...

ERNIE’S INCREDIBLE ILLUCINATION’S

Young Ernie has been worrying his mum and dad by his ‘illucinations’. They take him to the doctor, and, as Ernie tells of his illucinations – soldiers invading his home, his auntie taking on a fairground boxer, Dad rescuing a famous mountaineer in trouble – these are enacted before us. However, at Mum and Dad’s declaration that they are more than illusions, and actually occurred, the doctor is, to put it mildly, sceptical. Indignantly Dad tells Ernie to show the doctor by imaging something there and thEn. Ernie does so – with astonishing results.

Drama

March

A Level Text Performance Exam The Drama and Theatre A Level Group present a group performance of an extract from a contemporary play text followed by three monologues.

DATE:

Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 February

TIME:

19:30

DATE:

March tbc

LOCATION:

Roedean Theatre

TIME:

16:30

WHO:

All welcome

LOCATION:

Roedean Theatre

BOOKING:

www.roedeantheatre.co.uk

WHO:

Roedean Community 17


Music

March

Open Teatime Recital This is an open teatime recital for all musicians to have a chance to perform in a friendly environment.

DATE:

Monday 4 March

TIME:

16:30

LOCATION:

Old Ref

WHO:

Roedean Community

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Music

March

Seasonal Spectacular Gala Concert For our spring term major concert we present a programme of musical delights inspired by the four seasons; the second of our pupil led concert programmes. In a cornucopia of different musical styles, Roedean’s musicians, including all our major groups will perform uplifting masterpieces from Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Mendelssohn’s music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Vivaldi Four Seasons as well as film favourites Frozen and much more. There will be something to delight all musical tastes in this gala concert and we warmly invite everyone to attend.

DATE:

Friday 8 March

TIME:

19:30

LOCATION:

Chapel

WHO:

All welcome

BOOKING:

www.roedeantheatre.co.uk


Drama

March

GCSE Text Performance The Year 11 GCSE Drama group presents a series of group performances, monologues and duologues from a range of contemporary texts.

DATE:

Thursday 14 March

TIME:

16:30

LOCATION:

Roedean Theatre

WHO:

Roedean Community

Music

March

Chamber Music Masterclass & Teatime Recital A day of masterclasses for our chamber groups coached by the stunning Sacconi Quartet. We are very fortunate to have such a high calibre group of musicians coming to direct and challenge our musicians. The award-winning Sacconi Quartet is recognised for its unanimous and compelling ensemble, consistently communicating with a fresh and imaginative approach. Performing with style and commitment, the Quartet is known throughout the world for its creativity and integrity of interpretation. Formed in 2001, its four founder members continue to demonstrate a shared passion for string quartet repertoire, infectiously reaching out to audiences with their energy and enthusiasm. The Quartet has enjoyed a highly successful international career, performing regularly throughout Europe, at London’s major venues, in recordings and on radio broadcasts. The Sacconi is Quartet in Association at the Royal College of Music. The day will conclude with a Teatime Recital.

DATE:

Monday 18 March

TIME:

16:30

LOCATION:

Old Ref

WHO:

Roedean Community 19


Drama

March

Years 9-13 Present...

Music

March

Lunchtime Concert A lunchtime concert featuring a wide range of styles performed in the local community by the String Orchestra, Senior Singers, chamber ensembles and Music scholars and advanced musicians.

Roedean School are thrilled to be presenting this iconic Kander, Ebb & Masteroff musical. The production will be directed by Katy Markey, musically directed by Veronica Fewkes and choreographed by Kate Austen, and staged at Roedean Theatre. Set in Berlin in 1931 against the backdrop of the rise of the Nazi movement, Cabaret is arguably one of the greatest musicals of all times, featuring wonderful musical numbers such as Willkommen, Cabaret, Money and Don’t Tell Mama, and it continues to transcend time. A hugely talented group of students from Years 9-13 will be taking to the stage to bring this edgy, moving and exhilaratingly entertaining piece to life in our beautiful Roedean Theatre. Come to the Cabaret!

DATE:

Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 March

TIME:

19:00

LOCATION:

Roedean Theatre

WHO:

All welcome

BOOKING:

www.roedeantheatre.co.uk

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DATE:

Friday 22 March

TIME:

13:30

LOCATION:

St Peter’s, West Blatchington

WHO:

All welcome


Music

May

Orchestral Conducting Masterclass & Teatime Recital A day of masterclasses for our aspiring student conductors, with the Roedean Orchestra, led by Rebecca Miller. Compelling, insightful and an energetic force on the podium, conductor Rebecca Miller is acclaimed by press and audiences alike. Her sophisticated music-making and evocative command of varied composers and styles, coupled with her ability to communicate with audiences of all ages, have resulted in her increasing demand as a guest conductor worldwide. Rebecca’s recent guest engagements included debuts with the Orchestra of the Age of Englightenment, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and the BBC Proms. The day will conclude with a Teatime Recital.

DATE:

Wednesday 1 May

TIME:

16:00

LOCATION:

tbc

WHO:

Roedean Community

Music

May

Brighton Fringe Roedean’s musicians are joined by parents, staff and local musicians to perform our annual community concert in the Brighton Festival Fringe. Our concert featuring concerto movements performed by some of Roedean’s music scholars will be interwoven with some beautiful choral masterpieces. This concert draws capacity audiences, so do make certain to book your tickets in good time.

DATE:

Saturday 4 May

TIME:

16:30

LOCATION:

tbc

WHO:

All welcome

BOOKING:

www.roedeantheatre.co.uk

VIOLIN CONCERTO IN E MINOR OP.66 Felix Mendelssohn Violin: Freya Stewart VIOLIN CONCERTO OP.48 Dmitry Kabalevsky Violin: Scarlett Joyce PIENO CONCERTO IN D MINOR NO.20 W A Mozart Piano: Kamali Maidment OBOE VARIATIONS J N Hummel Oboe: Martha Wilson GLORIA RV589 Antonia Vivaldi EVENING HYMN Henry Balfour Gardiner

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Music

May

Year 7 Teatime Recital This musical recital features group performances of trumpets and violins, classroom groups and solos to showcase the KS3 instrumental project in these two year groups. Many of our young musicians will also have the opportunity to perform solo pieces as part of the programme. It promises to be a fantastic and enjoyable afternoon of music!

Music

June

Vocal Masterclass & Teatime Recital A day of masterclasses for our solo singers of all styles led by the accomplished soprano and voice coach, Susan Legg. Since winning the National Mozart Singing Competition in the UK, Susan Legg has enjoyed a flourishing international career that has taken her to major concert venues around the world. She is regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and has recorded Bach arias for Norwegian Radio. Her lyric mezzo soprano has received praise from the legendary mezzo Christa Ludwig and her disc of Lutoslawski chamber music for ASV with award-winning pianist Ann Martin-Davis received great acclaim. The day will conclude with a Teatime Recital.

DATE:

Tuesday 14 May

DATE:

Monday 10 June

TIME:

16:30

TIME:

16:30

LOCATION:

tbc

LOCATION:

tbc

WHO:

Roedean Community

WHO:

Roedean Community

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Drama

June

Years 7-10 Present...

Music

June

Musician of the Year Finals Following the great success of the competition in 2017 and 2018, the Roedean Musician of the Year runs again this year; a competition for solo performances, open to all our musicians. Finalists will be drawn from the first round performances commencing Tuesday 4 June. The competition will be judged by a visiting professional musician. Roedean community/families are warmly invited to attend the Finals competition.

A huge cast of girls in Years 7-10 present this musical adventure based on J. M. Barrie’s classic play which tells the enduring tale of the little boy – who never grew up!

DATE:

Wednesday 12 – Friday 14 June

TIME:

19:00

LOCATION:

Roedean

WHO:

All welcome

BOOKING:

www.roedeantheatre.co.uk

DATE:

Tuesday 18 June

TIME:

16:30

LOCATION:

tbc

WHO:

Roedean Community

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Saturday 2 March 2019 Saturday 11 May 2019

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