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T H E AT R E

SEASON BROCHURE

T H E AT R E

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CO N TEN TS 2 - 3

TELL ME ON A SUNDAY

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PUTTING IT TOGETHER

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URINETOWN THE MUSICAL

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THIS MAY HURT A BIT

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SHORT RUNS

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CARRARA AT ST. JAMES

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BAR & BRASSERIE

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CORPORATE EVENTS

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SUPPORT ST. JAMES

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THEATRE IN THE STUDIO

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ST. JAMES STUDIO

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COMING SOON...IN 2014

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TAKE YOU R S E ATS FO R A N EXCI T I N G NEW SEASON I N 2 01 4 As we embark on our second year we have an entertaining, thought provoking season of quality theatre and live entertainment. In January we are pleased to welcome Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s ‘Tell me on a Sunday’ and Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s ‘Putting it Together’ - Stephen Sondheim’s musical review with an award-winning cast. From February to June we have a whole host of fantastic productions lined up, namely the UK Premiere of ‘URINETOWN THE MUSICAL’ – a Tony Award-winning musical directed by Olivier Awardwinning Jamie Lloyd, and Out of Joint’s ‘This May Hurt A Bit’ – Stella Feehily’s satirical and surreal take on the NHS. The St. James Studio has quickly established itself as a venue in its own right and will present an impressive line up of cabaret, music, comedy and small scale theatre throughout 2014. In January we welcome tense noir thriller ‘Bloodshot’ for three weeks followed by artists including Frank Skinner, Joanna Eden, Liane Carroll, Hadley Frase, Julian Clary, Marcel Lucont and Ian Shaw. If you like what we are doing, we would be thrilled if you would consider becoming a friend or member of the St. James, or support us corporately – your generosity will allow us to push the artistic boundaries whilst delivering a programme to delight, engage and inspire you, our audience. We look forward to welcoming new and old friends in 2014 and sincerely hope that you will enjoy all we have to offer, including the superb Carrara restaurant or our relaxed Bar and Brasserie. Thank you for your support,

Robert Mackintosh

James Albrecht

Marc Brown

Lady Lucy French

Nick Butler

St. James Production Team

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St. James Theatre & Barry Satchwell Smith present

TELL ME ON A SUNDAY Music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Lyrics by DON BLACK Starring the original MARTI WEBB

7 - 12 JANUARY FOR ONE WEEK ONLY Tell Me On a Sunday charts the course of an English girl newly arrived in New York. Brimming with optimism, she sets out to find success, companionship and love. But as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches she begins to wonder whether – in fact – she’s been looking for love in all the wrong places... Supported by Ballet Central soloists with choreography by Christopher Marney and featuring songs from London’s newest musicals.

PERFORMANCE TIMES Tues - Sat eve 7:30pm Weds & Sat mats 2:30pm Sun 6.30pm

TICKETS

Premium £47.50 (Tues, Weds & Sun) £60.00 (Thurs - Sat) This ticket includes a meet and greet post show with Marti Webb and a complimentary drink

Standard £37.50, £35.00, £30.00, £20.00 Concession prices are available to patrons who are over 60, students, or unwaged and Westminster Resident card holders. Please note that all tickets are subject to a £1.00 booking fee per ticket when booking online or over the phone. Thanks to The Really Useful Group Ltd. Producer, Barry Satchwell Smith Executive Producer, Robert Mackintosh for St. James Theatre

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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: ROBERT MACKINTOSH FOR ST. JAMES THEATRE BY ARRANGEMENT WITH CAMERON MACKINTOSH LTD.


St. James Media 1 Ltd & Hilary A Williams Ltd present Alex Parker’s production of

PUTTING IT TOGETHER BY STEPHEN SONDHEIM

14 JANUARY - 1 FEBRUARY DON’T MISS THIS LIMITED RUN! First produced by Cameron Mackintosh in New York, with Julie Andrews over 20 years ago, the London premiere will be performed by a stellar, award-winning cast including: David Bedella, Daniel Crossley, Janie Dee, Damian Humbley and Caroline Sheen. A revue with a difference… A revue that tells a story… Set at a cocktail party in New York City, two couples – one middle-aged and married, the other young lovers just starting out – reflect through the songs of Stephen Sondheim on the complexities that make up modern relationships. Direct from a sell out run in Guilford, the London premiere of this dazzling Sondheim revue will play at St. James Theatre for three weeks only. Featuring Classics from Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Follies, Company, Sunday In The Park With George, Into The Woods and many more.

PERFORMANCE TIMES Mon - Fri eves 7:30pm Sat eves 8.00pm Weds mat 3.00pm Sat & Sun mats 4.00pm

TICKETS Premium £47.50

Standard £37.50, £35, £30, £20

Concession prices are available to patrons who are over 60, students, unwaged and Westminster Resident card holders.

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A drop of

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Julian Stoneman Associates and The Araca Group present

URINETOWN THE MUSICAL

Music and Lyrics by MARK HOLLMANN (TONY AWARD-WINNER) Book and Lyrics by GREG KOTIS (TONY AWARD-WINNER) Directed by JAMIE LLOYD (OLIVIER AWARD-WINNER)

22 FEBRUARY - 3 MAY UK PREMIERE OF MULTI TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL In a city of the future that has been inflicted with a terrible drought, business tycoon Caldwell B. Cladwell has made his fortune through bribery and the monopolisation of all public toilets. With a brutal police force maintaining law and order, it’s not a place to get caught short! Risk it and you will be sent off to a place no one returns from – the infamous Urinetown. THE CITY NEEDS A REVOLUTION AND EVERY REVOLUTION NEEDS A HERO... HOWEVER UNLIKELY. An epic tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution set in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. This hilarious satirical comedy finally hits London after its Tony Award-winning Broadway success. Cast has now been confirmed and includes Chris Bennett, Katie Bernstein, Alasdair Buchan, Marc Elliott, Cory English, Richard Fleeshman, Madeleine Harland, Rosanna Hyland, Karis Jack, Julie Jupp, Aaron Lee Lambert, Mark Meadows, Joel Montague, Jo Napthine, Jeff Nicholson, Adam Pearce, Jenna Russell, Charlotte Scott, Matthew Seadon Young and Jonathan Slinger.

PERFORMANCE TIMES Mon - Sat eves Thurs & Sat mats

TICKETS Premium £49.50

7:30pm 2:30pm

Standard £39.50, £32.50, £27.50

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Karl Sydow presents the Out of Joint and Octagon Theatre Bolton co-production of

THIS MAY HURT A BIT By Stella Feehily Directed by Max Stafford-Clark Designed by Tim Shortall. Lighting by Jason Taylor Sound by Andy Smith

14 MAY - 21 JUNE “It would be a great reform in politics if wisdom could be made to spread as easily and rapidly as folly” Winston Churchill A month after stating “we will stop the top-down reorganisation of the NHS that has got in the way of patient care”, the government launched the biggest top-down reorganisation the service had seen in its 65-year history. With characteristic wit, tenderness, and surrealism, Stella Feehily’s new play explores one family’s journey through the digestive system of the NHS, and asks: what is the prognosis for this much-loved, and fiercely debated, institution? Out of Joint returns to the St. James Theatre following their raved-about production of Our Country’s Good. Stella Feehily’s plays for Out of Joint have been produced at the Royal Court and Soho Theatre. They include Bang Bang Bang, Dreams of Violence, O go my Man and Duck. Cast includes Frances Ashman, Stephanie Cole, Natalie Klamar, Brian Protheroe, Jane Wymark and Tristram Wymark.

PERFORMANCE TIMES Mon - Sat eves Thurs & Sat mats

7:30pm 2:30pm*

*No matinee on Thurs 29 May, additonal matinee on Tues 27 May

TICKETS £34, £23, £14, £5 (A limited number of tickets priced at £5, £14 and £23 are available at every performance. Book now before they go!) This production is supported by Frank and Elizabeth Brenan Illustration by Martin Rowson

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SHORT RUNS Westminster School Drama Department Presents

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Book by JOSEPH STEIN Music by JERRY BOCK Lyrics by SHELDON HARNICK

5 - 7 FEBRUARY The classic musical, featuring the hit songs If I Were A Rich Man, Matchmaker and Tradition. Westminster School has had notable success with their smaller productions touring to South Africa, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the London Fringe. This is their first time bringing a full-scale musical show to a public audience, and it marks an exciting stage in their development. Come and see the latest talent from the school that produced John Gielgud, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Helena Bonham Carter and many more.

“Westminster School would put a lot of older, more experienced companies to shame” HHHH Metro

PERFORMANCE TIMES 7:15pm TICKETS £15* *Booking fees may apply

Trinity College London presents the

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PLAYWRITING AND PERFORMANCE 2014 Featuring the world premiere performances of the winning plays from Trinity’s 2013-14 International Playwriting Competition.

7 - 10 MAY A four day festival featuring productions of past and present winning plays from Trinity’s playwriting competition. With workshops, musical performances, activities for schools and more, there is something for everyone. There are special events for primary schools, secondary schools and writers, and a special gala day with an awards ceremony on Saturday. Activities and performances will run from 10am to 9pm daily All events are ticketed. Day passes and tickets for individual performances and activities available. Free entry for children aged 12 and under. Concessions available. Primary and secondary school groups are free (spaces limited).


BALLET CENTRAL AN EXCITING PROGRAMME OF BALLET, CONTEMPORARY AND JAZZ DANCE

25 - 26 JUNE Gala performance on 26 JUNE Ballet Central features an exciting programme of ballet, contemporary and jazz dance by acclaimed choreographers including Daniel de Andrade (Northern Ballet), Christopher Marney (Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures) and Sara Matthews (Director, Central School of Ballet). Ballet Central performed at the London 2012 Olympics, and the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This family-friendly show is ideal for dance enthusiasts as well as those new to ballet. Don’t miss this opportunity to see these highly talented dancers as they launch their professional careers. For their Gala Performance, Ballet Central are joined by stars from the stage to present an exciting evening of entertainment.

“A complete delight” Dance Europe* “A thoroughly enjoyable performance” Dancing Times* “Not to be missed”

Kingdom FM*

*Quotes from Ballet Central’s 2013 tour

PERFORMANCE TIMES

7:30pm

TICKETS ON SALE SOON (Check website for updates) Tango Siempre presents

TANGOMOTION WITH RUSSELL GRANT A breathtaking journey into the heart of Tango Argentino.

27 - 28 JUNE A sensual evening of passion and raw energy, presented by BBC Strictly Come Dancing people’s champion Russell Grant, and featuring world class dancers and musicians from the hit show “Midnight Tango”. Virtuoso dance and the luscious sounds of a seven piece tango orchestra will transport you to the steamy salons of Buenos Aires.

“Here is the tango, raw, intoxicating, speaking with its true voice.” Financial Times

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BE DINED AND ENTERTAINED ALL UNDER ONE ROOF AT ST. JAMES Enjoy our pre and post theatre menu with the added treat of being able to enjoy your dessert during the interval or after the show!

ÂŁ22.50 for 2 courses ÂŁ26.50 for 3 courses St. James Theatre has more to offer than fantastic live performances, why not visit us to sample the delicious menu available in our restaurant - the Carrara. Open for lunch, dinner and supper seven days a week, serving a British menu with an Italian twist. You can choose between our a la carte or set menu, making the Carrara suitable for lunches, celebratons, parties or a relaxing evening out with good food, good wine and a great ambience. Group bookings, receptions and private parties are also welcome in conjuction with your theatre experience.

RESERVATIONS 0207 592 0348 restaurant@stjamestheatre.co.uk www.carraralondon.com

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BAR & BRASSERIE The St. James boasts a magnificent all day Bar & Brasserie offering a selection of teas and coffees, sandwiches, light bites and classic bar food with a contemporary twist. So if you are in Victoria or visiting Buckingham Palace, consider the St. James as your number one stop for food & beverages. • • • •

Free wifi Open all day, 7 days a week Great selection of speciality beers, wines & champagne Morning meetings and company breakfasts are our speciality.

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SUPPORT ST. JAMES FRIENDS OF THE ST. JAMES

Why not become a Friend of the St. James? Find out first about our exciting forthcoming programmes, and a host of other benefits. Be our best friend!

ONLY £24!

THE ST. JAMES CLUB

Why not become a member of the St. James Club? As a member, you become part of the family. There are a series of levels – from £100 to £1,000 – why not become one of our nearest and dearest! All levels include complimentary tickets to the Studio and the main house, invitations to monthly members nights, exclusive VIP events including ‘Meet the cast’ and more, much more!

THE ST. JAMES ARTS & BUSINESS Why not become a sponsor? By sponsoring the St. James Theatre you can entertain your clients and staff whilst supporting the arts, an excellent way to tick your CSR/Hospitality boxes. The St. James Theatre looks forward to getting to know you. For further details please contact Lady Lucy French or Carolina Busina – we are very happy to discuss over the phone, email or in person over a coffee! 0207 654 9900 lucy@stjamestheatre.co.uk carolina@stjamestheatre.co.uk 17


STUDIO SAS productions present Simon Slater in

BLOODSHOT By DOUGLAS POST Directed by PATRICK SANDFORD STUDIO Lighting design by DAVID W KIDD Originally produced by the Nuffield Southampton

3 - 25 JANUARY (Except 17 - 18 & Mondays)

JAZZ, CABARET AND A SINGLE SHOT IN HOLLAND PARK SET THE SCENE FOR A PULSE-RACING CRIME THRILLER… 1957, London. Derek is a skilled photographer, very down on his luck. A mysterious envelope drops through the letter box of his cold bedsit – a stranger asking him to take secret pictures of an elegant young woman as she walks in Holland Park… The reward is handsome. Douglas Post’s wonderfully intelligent thrillers do more than keep you on the edge of your seat – they examine the turbulent human heart.

PERFORMANCE TIMES

All evenings 7.45pm Saturday matinees at 3pm on 11 & 25 January Sunday matinees at 3pm on 5, 12 & 19 January

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STUDIO

LU NCHTI M E THEATR E STUDIO

AN IDEAL HUSBAND

27 - 31 JANUARY | 12pm & 1pm £8 / £10 Secret, lies, sex and scandal fuel Oscar Wilde’s witty classic social satire.

UNMYTHABLE

3 - 7 FEBRUARY 1pm & 8pm (6 FEB) | £8 / £10 Legendary heroes, psychotic dragons and randy gods go head-to-head in a hilarious and unforgettable journey.

THE GOLDEN HOUR 10 - 14 FEBRUARY 1pm | £8 / £10

A funny, erotic and moving portrait of a woman’s unconventional response to love, sex & ‘50’s Britain.

THEATR E AMATEUR GIRL 17 - 21 FEBRUARY 8pm | £17.50 / £20

Based on real-life stories, Amateur Girl is a hard-hitting, poignant yet wryly amusing play about the reality behind the fantasy business.

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STUDIO

CABAR ET COM EDY STUDIO

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“The St. James Studio is absolutely my favourite cabaret venue in London” Mark Shenton St. James Studio – a stunning cabaret style space on two levels, cloaked in wood panelling, oozing atmosphere, with dazzling acoustics and a well-stocked bar. In just over a year the Studio has established itself as a leading venue for cabaret, comedy and music.

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JULIAN CLARY LENNY HENRY ALEXANDER

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ALEXANDER

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LENNY BEIGE ZOE RAHMAN FRISKY & MANNISH NINA FERRO DORIAN FORD HADLEY FRASER ROBERT NEWMAN MARK

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NINA CONTI RAMIN KARIMLOO SUGAR

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COMING SOON...

ONE STAGE. ONE EXCITING SEASON OF THEATRE

1 SEPT - 14 DEC 2014 This autumn St. James Theatre will play host to a season of shows, produced by the winners of the theatre charity Stage One’s nationwide search for three outstanding entrepreneurs in the world of West End Theatre. The winning producers and their productions will be selected by a panel of theatre professionals in early 2014, and announced in June. Stage One is dedicated to developing the next generation of theatre-makers and this unique scheme is the first of its kind to reach the London stage. “Our plan is to provide an opportunity which further prepares producers for the demands and risks that await them in the West End. We’re always impressed by the standard of the individuals who become involved with the various Stage One programmes but, with One Stage, we feel we are creating an authentic and challenging scheme that will test these individuals in all of the multiple skills that a commercial theatre producer has to master.” Joseph Smith, Chief Executive of Stage One

FOR EXCLUSIVE UPDATES FOLLOW TWITTER: @stageonenewprod #onestage

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T H E AT R E

HOW TOT H E A T R E FIND US St. James Theatre, 12 Palace Street London SW1E 5JA BY TUBE The nearest tube is Victoria. We are situated within a 5 minute walk of the station. PARKING Free parking after 6.30pm is available in nearby streets. NATIONAL RAIL Victoria Station is less than 5 minutes walk from the theatre. BY BUS Routes 16, 38, 52, 73, 42, 148 all pass by near the theatre.

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