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JANUARY Wed 1 Thu 2 FEBRUARY Sun 2 Sat 8 Sat 15 Wed 19 Thu 20 Fri 21 Sat 22 Sun 23 Wed 26 Thu 27 Fri 28

Tue 11 Rapunzel Rapunzel

2.45 2.45

Wed 12 Sat 29

Wrestling 6.00 Spotlight Show 6.30 Hal Cruttenden 8.00 Agatha Christie’s 7.30 The Hollow Agatha Christie’s 7.30 The Hollow Agatha Christie’s 7.30 The Hollow Agatha Christie’s 2.30 7.30 The Hollow Charity concert starring Lucid Psychic Tony Stockwell 7.30 Gerry Cross the Mersey 7.30 Gary Delaney: Purist 7.30

80TH CELEBRATION WEEK Mon 31 Bless ‘Em All APRIL Tue 1 Wed 2

Fri 7 Sat 8 Mon 9-22

Fascinating Aida 7.30 Carl Palmer’s ELP 7.30 Legacy Tour The Hollywood Bees 7.30 The Music of the Hollies Motown and 7.30 Philadelphia on Tour Isle of Wight Music, Drama and Dance Festival

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First Act Show Island Dance & Theatre Company

Fri 4 Sat 5 Sun 6 Fri 11

MARCH Sat 1 Sun 2

Giselle – Moscow Ballet la Classique Chris PackhamWild Night Out Adam Ant XII B D Tour

Sat 12 Thu 17 Fri 18 Sat 19 Sun 20 Mon 21 Thu 24 Fri 25

7.30 7.30 7.30



7.30 Music Hall Old MacDonald Had A Farm Island Dance & Theatre Company Suggs My Life Story In Words and Music The Manfreds Sister Act-The Musical Sister Act-The Musical Sister Act-The Musical Sister Act-The Musical Sister Act-The Musical Derek Acorah Enlightenment Tour Craig Ogden The Guitarist


7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 2.30 7.30 7.30

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Welcome to our 2014 Spring brochure. 2014 marks the 80th anniversary of Shanklin Theatre and to celebrate we have a professional Olde Tyme Music Hall with low price tickets to allow as many as possible to share the occasion. In a week of celebration we begin with ‘Bless ‘Em All ‘, and also have a production by our special needs group ‘First Act’, plus a children’s show ‘Old MacDonald had a Farm’, and a local dance show. February to April is otherwise full of a mixture of exciting shows for all tastes. From comedy with Hal Cruttenden and Gary Delaney, Moscow Ballet’s ‘Giselle’, and top music names Gerry and the Pacemakers, Adam Ant, Suggs, and the

Aida following their sell out 2012 show, and also Craig Ogden, the guitarist with two number one classical albums. Their are two big local productions, Agatha Christie’s ‘The Hollow’ and ‘Sister Act ’, both of which are not to be missed. Several old favourites return, plus other entertainment to be found inside the brochure. So enjoy the Spring, and don’t forget to keep up to date on our website as new shows are being added all the time. So don’t miss out!

We look forward to seeing you!






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LDN WRESTLING LDN wrestling returns after huge demand with a brand new 2014 show! A host of new faces from abroad will be battling it out in the squared circle with a team of top British favourites for 2 hours of nonstop fun action for all the family to enjoy. Featuring all the top names of LDN Wrestling including Alan Lee Travis and 36 stone Barbarian Karl Krammer. Guaranteed an action packed show that will have the kids talking about for weeks after the event, book your ticket early for the best ringside view. Family friendly prices makes it the best value ticket in town!

SUN 2 FEB 6.00pm Tickets £13 Concessions £11


THE TOUGH LUVVIE TOUR Following stand out performances on Live At The Apollo (BBC1), Let’s Dance For Comic Relief (BBC1), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1) and Mock The Week (BBC2), Hal is being strongly tipped as the next big thing. Hal’s comedy is

simultaneously warm and catty, straight and camp - it’s a lovely mix that has made him a regular guest on John Bishops’s Only Joking (Sky1) and led to not one, but two sitcoms being produced this year. Age 16+

SAT 15 FEB 8.00pm Tickets £15 4

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The Hollow is one of the best thrillers in the Christie canon... the tension is held right up to the last moments... Will you guess whodunnit?

WED 19, THUR 20, FRI 21, SAT 22 FEB 7.30pm Also SAT 22 FEB 2.30pm Tickets ÂŁ10

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The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tony Stockwell demonstrates his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones, all delivered with emotion, sensitivity and empathy. Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and always humorous. We hope that


nobody can fail to come away untouched by the experience. Tony Stockwell is a Spiritualist Medium and spirit communication is part of his own religious belief, but we accept differing opinions exist regarding mediumship. Any demonstration of mediumship is an experiment and results are not guaranteed.

Join in this musical journey through the life and times of one of our greatest 60’s icons – Gerry Marsden. Gerry & The Pacemakers topped the UK and US charts for much of the 60’s. Gerry talks about his early beginnings in Liverpool, those heady days of the 60’s and up to the present. Hear all Gerry’s greatest hits mixed with stories, jokes and anecdotes from his years at the top. This is a roller coaster ride of fun, music and nostalgia not to be missed! THUR 27 FEB 7.30pm Tickets £19.50

WED 26 FEB 7.30pm Tickets £19.50

GARY DELANEY: PURIST Gary thinks that most shows don’t contain enough jokes, and is trying single handedly to redress the balance. Expect: Jokes. Don’t Expect: Narrative, themes or a voyage of self-discovery. Not suitable for bairns or sensitive souls. From Mock the Week, BBC3’s Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live and BBC Radio 5 Live’s 7 Day Saturday. Dave TV’s ‘Top 10 Joke of the Fringe’ 2013. Double Sony Award winner and Chortle Award nominee. FRI 28 FEB 7.30pm Age 16 + Tickets £14

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Following a sold-out 2012 tour, three Olivier Award nominations and over 10 million YouTube hits for Cheap Flights (their infamous anthem to budget air travel), Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman celebrate 30 years of Fascinating Aïda with a brand new show. Expect topical new songs hot off the press, plus some outrageous old favourites, as Fascinating Aïda continue to grow old disgracefully!

SAT 1 MARCH 7.30pm Tickets £20


CARL PALMER’S ELP LEGACY TOUR Legendary Rock drummer Carl Palmer, best known for his work with EMERSON LAKE & PALMER. Is acknowledged to be is determined however to keep the Legend that SUN 2 MARCH 7.30pm Tickets £21.50

was Emerson Lake and Palmer alive and is now touring as “Carl Palmers ELP Legacy” – a stunning three piece band that play the best of ELP including the likes of BARBARIAN; HOWDOWN; TARKUS and PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION.

to the British & International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance & Speech, is celebrating its 84th year. The Dance Section has classes in all dance disciplines with the exception of Ballroom. The Band Day and The Pop and Rock and Musical Theatre Day are recent additions to the classes. Spectators welcome. DURING SUN 9 - SAT 22 MARCH Entrance for children under 16 is free, adults - £2.50 for a morning, afternoon or evening session or £5 for a day ticket. For times and dates see

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THE MUSIC OF THE HOLLIES and Crosby Stills and Nash The Music Of The Hollies is a celebration of The Hollies, the band who had more hits than The Beatles... The UK’s No.1 tribute band, The Hollywood Bees,

return to Shanklin Theatre, following their standing ovation in 2012, to perform a warm and nostalgic two hour show featuring timeless hits from the

Clarke and Nash years and Crosby Stills and Nash. Don’t miss this new 2014 show with more catchy hits that will have you singing in your seats.

FRI 7 MARCH 7.30pm Tickets £15.50, Concessions £14



The hits and memories just keep on coming as mutli-award winning ROY G HEMMINGS and his 15 strong on stage full evening show delivers memories of a twin era of music that lives on and on. Be prepared to dance in front of your seats at this concert party! A full evening show that spans the hits of THE O’JAYS, THE TRAMPS, BILLY PAUL, CANDI STATON, MFSB, THE STYLISTICS to mention but a few of those memorable PHILLY acts together with the sounds of Detroit and old favourites such as THE FOUR TOPS, THE SUPREMES, THE TEMPTATIONS, MARVIN GAYE, BOYS 2 MEN, THE DRIFTERS together with educated information on the era between the songs. This is an all action show with the greatest hits of all time you will just love! SAT 8 MARCH 7.30pm Tickets £22.50


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Giselle performed by The Moscow Ballet La Classique. The romantic ballet Giselle is a classic, considered to be the “Hamlet” of ballet and equally popular today as when it The world-renowned Moscow Ballet - La Classique demonstrate their continued quality of dance and performance in this atmospheric production. With its haunting musical score Giselle is evocative, moving and powerful as it shifts scenes between the fantastic ethereal and rustic existential worlds. Little wonder it was proclaimed the triumphant successor to La Sylphide and the greatest ballet of its time!

TUES 11 MARCH 7.30pm Tickets £25, Concessions £22.50

CHRIS PACKHAM Chris Packham goes wild with an entertaining and informative look at some of nature’s most popular and interesting species from around the world; from Leopards to Barn Owls, from Cheetahs to Pond Skaters, from Polar Bears to Peregrines. And all illustrated with his superb photographs.

IN AID OF IOW ZOO WED 12 MARCH 7.30pm Tickets £16, Concessions £14

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After Adam Ant’s recent ‘Sell Out’ show at London’s Roundhouse and a successful 44 date tour of the USA, Adam has decided to embark on a 13 date UK tour during Spring 2014. The tour is titled XII B.D (12 dates before Dirk) where Adam will be performing some select songs from the seminal album Dirk Wears White Sox, as well as other favourites. SAT 29 MARCH 7.30pm Tickets £31.50

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SHANKLIN THEATRE 80TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WEEK During this week of celebrations there will be shows by First Act and also by Island Dance and Theatre Company plus the following top professional shows at celebration low ticket prices! BLESS ‘EM ALL From the Producers of ‘We’ll Meet Again’ Duggie Chapman Associates bring a brand new wartime cavalcade ‘Bless ‘em All’. Starring comedy entertainer Steve Barclay, by special request a return of Britain’s greatest virtuoso of the ukelele Andy Eastwood, and new singing star Lucia Mattise. With all the great songs and music of the 1940’s, this is damp eye nostalgia, that leaves everyone with a warm and sentimental glow. MON 31 MARCH 2.30pm Tickets £12.50, Concessions £10.50

THE MAGNIFICENT MUSIC HALL The PAPER MOON THEATRE COMPANY have once again the honour Matinee. This glittering galaxy of stars from BBC TV’s The Good Old Days will delight and entertain with songs, laughter, dance and magic portraying with great wit and warmth this truly golden era. With 2014 being a special centenary year this talented cast will feature a commemorative selection of the great songs which ‘kept the home


FRI 4 APRIL 7.30pm Tickets £7.50

OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM Presented by the team behind There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly and written especially for parents to enjoy with their children, this fun characters from the original nursery rhyme along with a magical medley of games, giggles and sing along songs including Heads, Shoulders Knees and Toes, She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain and of course Old MacDonald Had A Farm. SAT 5 APRIL 2.30pm Tickets £9.50, Concessions £8.50

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MY LIFE STORY IN WORDS AND MUSIC “I’ve just turned 50, the kids have left home, and my cat just died.” In Suggs: My Life Story the Madness frontman takes to the stage in a hilarious, yet moving, one man tour de force playing to rave reviews. The death of Suggs’s birthday triggers a personal quest to discover what happened to the father he never knew. Stunned by what he learns Suggs is taken back to his childhood on the tough streets of 1970s Soho Top of The Pops at the age of eighteen... Is it a play? Is it stand up comedy? Is it Music Hall? Whatever it is, hold on to your seats as Suggs goes on to stumble and plummet through the trap door of failure. Then trampoline back up to catch the passing trapeze of show business success! FRI 11 APRIL 7.30pm Tickets £25


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The Manfreds, with “The One In The Middle” Paul Jones, will be performing many of their biggest hits including 5-4-3-2-1, Pretty Flamingo and Do Wah Diddy Diddy, along with a mix of solo hits and jazz and rhythm’n’blues renditions for which they are famous. Paul Jones, with his award winning harmonica sound, will be joined by fellow original Manfred Mann members, Mike Hugg on keyboards and Tom McGuinness on guitar, plus Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass guitar and Simon Currie on



musicians who will provide a full evening’s entertainment. SAT 12 APRIL 7.30pm Tickets £20



THE MUSICAL The hit new musical is coming to Shanklin Theatre following a professional UK Tour. Music By Alan Menken well known for the scores of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Enchanted, Lyrics by Glen Slater presented in spectacular fashion. Book now to avoid disappointment - as the Island will only be the Second Production of the six released throughout the UK!

THUR 17, FRI 18, SAT 19, SUN 20 APRIL 7.30pm Also MON 21 APRIL 2.30pm Tickets £15, Children £10

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ACORAH With countless hours of spirit contact, Derek’s friendly and sincere delivery, down to earth charm and obvious dedication to his work has endeared him to tens of thousands of people, many of whom regularly attend these amazing live events. THURS 24 APRIL 7.30pm Tickets £17.50


Australian-born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the concerto soloist with all the main UK orchestras and many abroad. Craig’s numerous recordings have received wide acclaim and his Classic FM albums ‘The Guitarist’ and ‘Summertime’ both shot straight to number one in the UK classical chart. Craig’s 3rd album for Classic FM, ‘Christmas Time’ was released on 25 November 2013 and features festive favourites all showcasing Craig’s beautiful playing style. Craig’s programme will include tracks from his bestselling albums as well as other classics of the guitar repertoire. FRI 25 APRIL 7.30pm Tickets £16


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TERMS & CONDITIONS Conditions of Sale Please note: No refunds given on tickets unless the show is cancelled. Normally no exchange of tickets is permitted but where it may be possible there will be a charge of £2 per ticket. Original tickets must be returned at time of exchange. Lost tickets are subject to a charge of £2 per ticket. Refunds may be given at the discretion of the management or promoting agent. Please ensure when purchasing tickets you have the correct performance, date and time selected before completing the transaction. There is a £1.50 charge on each order to post tickets to you, Shanklin Theatre cannot accept any responsibility for tickets lost in the post. Postal bookings may be paid by cheque made payable to ‘Shanklin Theatre Limited’ (Do not send cash). Please enclose an SAE if you would like your tickets posted. General The management reserves the right to: a) Refuse admission of the ticket holder to the premises. b) Refuse entry of and use on the premises of any camera or any form of audio or visual recording equipment. c) Request the ticket holder to leave the premises and to take any appropriate measure to enforce such request. d) Delay latecomers until a suitable break or interval in the performance/event. Re-admission is not normally permitted during a performance. e) Make any changes whatsoever in the performance/ event owing to any unforseen or unavoidable cause. f) Cancel or abandon the performance/event for reasons beyond its control without notice and without being liable to pay any person any compensation or damage whatsoever other than, at the managements discretion, a possible percentage or maximum refund to the ticket holder of the value of the ticket. GENERAL INFORMATION Box O open ONE hour before a performance commences. Extended hours operate on show days - please contact the theatre for more information. We accept payment by cash, cheque , Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, and JCB. Payment may be made by cheque for shows booked well in advance. However with the end of the cheque guarantee scheme cheques will be required to be cleared before tickets can be despatched/collected. Please note that on performance days and during the hour before the may be a delay in answering your telephone call. Reservations Tickets will not be reserved without payment; with the exception of group bookings (see below) we reserve the right to suspend reservations where necessary. Payment may be paid by cheque made payable to ‘Shanklin Theatre Limited’ (Do not send cash). Please enclose an SAE if you would like your tickets posted. Group Bookings Party rates for bookings of 20 or more are available on

selected shows, to check rates and availability please Party bookings are made under a lead name; this person will become responsible for the booking and for ensuring payment is made in full by the due date. Please note that not all discounts are available online. Online Booking & Website Online bookings for shows listed here on the website can be booked online 24/7 (excluding party bookings and disabled seating - these are only available by telephone or in person). Tickets booked online can show and before the show starts and don’t need to be collected in advance. Seats still available to book are shown in RED these will change to GREEN when you select them for purchase. Seats shown with a wheelchair symbol are available to book through the browser after WorldPay or you could be charged and your seats returned back for sale if you return back through the previous steps. Please ensure when purchasing tickets you have the correct performance, date and time selected before completing the transaction. If you experience a problem when using our website please contact us using the contact page giving as much information as possible on the problems you have experienced. Information given when registering on the website is used only by Shanklin Theatre and will not be passed to a third party. Payment processing is by WorldPay. Should you not wish to receive future marketing emails or brochures from Shanklin Theatre please Vouchers Shanklin Theatre has a range of vouchers for sale which can be purchased and redeemed online or in other vouchers. Cancelled Performances We regret that the theatre may have to cancel or abandon any performance/event for reasons beyond its control without notice and without being liable to pay any person any compensation or damage whatsoever other than, at the management’s discretion, a possible percentage or maximum refund to the ticket holder of the value of the ticket. press and local radio and on the theatre’s website, Twitter and Facebook page. Contact details given when purchasing your tickets online under data protection are used solely to process your order and we do not have access to your email. Postponed Performances Where a performance is postponed, unless indicated otherwise, all tickets will transfer automatically to the new date with the same seats and remain valid without re-issue. Any patron unable to attend the new date will, on return of the tickets to the Box Bar The bar opens one hour before the performance The bar closes 5 minutes before the start of the performance and will remain closed during the

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performance, re-opening at the interval. Please preorder your interval drinks. No alcohol may be brought into the building and only alcohol purchased on the premises may be consumed within the theatre. No alcohol must be taken outside the building. No glass bottles are allowed in the auditorium. For safety reasons drinks should not be put on the balcony ledge in front of row A. Please note that there may be shows where the artistes request no bar drinks in the auditorium during the performance, please respect this as it forms part of the show and the theatre has no control over this - Thank You. Sweets and Ices The theatre has a sweetshop in the foyer open before most performances and during the interval. Ices are sold during the interval in the auditorium during most performances. Children/Under 2s Under 2’s are only permitted into the theatre for and will require a ticket. However if child causes a distraction to other theatre users they will be asked to leave. Prams and push chairs are not allowed into the theatre as there is no storage space available. We regret booster cushions are not permitted to be used due to emergency evacuation regulations. Wheelchair Access Access for wheelchairs is available at the side of the auditorium. Selected seats in the stalls are held by the theatre for disabled patrons, we regret they are not available to book online - Please contact the Box are required to be seated in their own chair for the duration of the performance. The balcony and bar can only be reached by stairs. Disabled toilets are available in the foyer. Please note that there are no parking facilities available at the theatre. Badge holders may park in the roads near the theatre subject to the terms and conditions of the badge. Car Parking Please note that there are no parking facilities available at the theatre. Car parks are situated within walking distance of the theatre; allow at least 30 Video/Audio Recording and Photography The taking of video or photographs using a camera, mobile phone, tablet or any form of capturing device or any form of audio recording is strictly prohibited and you will be asked to leave the premises. Additional Information Supporting acts may be used by show producers. This is at the producer’s discretion and Shanklin Theatre may not be aware of this in advance. During any performance members of the audience may be asked or invited by the artist to stand which may restrict views of those who remain seated, we regret the theatre has no control over this. Strobe lighting/smoke/pyrotechnics may be used during the performance. In the interests of security bags may be searched. We are sorry if any of your property is lost or damaged whilst at the theatre but neither the promoter, producer, nor theatre management can be held responsible. 19

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