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| spring 2014


Introduction

Our theatre programme for 2014 includes a number of productions that commemorate the anniversary of the start of WW1 and we hope we can encourage many of you to attend these events, one of which, ‘Battle Lines’, has been devised from the memories of people from the local area and across Hampshire. So as always, with ballet, theatre, folk, jazz, special interest talks and much more, it is a packed and varied season for sure!

Now the Winter nights are setting in and we cast our minds back fondly to the glorious summer we have just had, we are sure you are in need of a few pick me up’s to get you through until the spring and we hope there will be many shows in our new season that will entice you through the door. We are thrilled to be able to announce the return of the brilliant Omid Djalili to The Lights in January and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for another great comedy announcement in January. Tickets for these ‘big name’ comedy shows are in high demand, so why not treat yourself and become a Spotlight Member to ensure you don’t miss out? Memberships also make a great Christmas gift, as do The Lights gift vouchers and all help to support your local venue. Over the Christmas period we have some fabulous festive entertainment including I’ve Seen Santa, The Nutcracker and Carols By Candlelight and it is these shows, combined with some great Christmas party nights, that always ensure for a very busy December. In addition we have a superb line up for the Spring, including first time visits from The Moscow Drug Club, Roy Chubby Brown, Kast Off Kinks and Jackie Oates to name but a few.

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As always, we ask you to continue spreading the word about all the great shows you see here at The Lights to make sure we keep attracting more and more new people to the venue. May I take this opportunity to wish you a very happy festive season and best wishes for the new year. Heather Whittam Venue Director

Contents

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Season’s Diary 4-5 Programme Details 6 - 22 Half-term Children’s Festival 23 - 25 Easter Holiday Fun 26 - 27 Hirer’s Programme 28 Creative Classes 29 How to Book and Pay 30 Seating Plan 30 Information 31


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More chance of seats for the shows you want A two day priority booking period prior to general release

More discounts

Wrapped Up, The Lights Christmas Craft Fair Saturday 30 November, 10am – 4pm Another opportunity to browse the stalls and purchase quality craft items from talented producers and get ahead in the present buying game. Seasonal food and drink, live music and free craft workshops for the children. Free entry

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A Spotlight Membership £20 buys a whole year of priority booking, discounted tickets and special offers.

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• 10% off food in Arena Café Bar

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• 25% off food at The White Hart Hotel

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• 2 discounted tickets for selected shows


Great Shows at a glance

Spotlight Members priority booking Friday 22 and Saturday 23 November at the Box Office. Tickets on general release from Monday 25 November from the Box Office or on-line.

November

January

Weds 20 7.30pm 5pm Pirates of Penzance, Andover Musical Theatre Company - Fri 22 Musical Theatre

Thurs 2 & Fri 3

Various

The Star of David, Unity Christian Theatre

Sun 24 7.30pm

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Los Amigos Charity Productions Musical Theatre

Sat 4

7.45pm

British Pop Invasion

Sun 5

7.30

Punt and Dennis – sold out

Comedy

Tues 26

The Canterbury Tales

Theatre

Fri 10

8pm

Miles Jupp – limited availability

Comedy

Special Interest

Sat 11

7.45pm

Forever in Blue Jeans

7.45pm

Weds 27 8pm

Andy Rouse, Wild About Animals

Thurs 28 7.30pm

The New London Opera Players, Andover Music Club Classical

Weds 15 7.30pm

Pam Ayres – sold out

Sat 30

10am – 4pm

Wrapped Up, The Lights Christmas Craft Fair

Thurs 16 7.45pm

Paul Jones & Dave Kelly

Sat 30

8pm

Gilmore & Roberts

Fri 17

7.45pm

Dr Phil Hammond

Sat 18

8pm

Dirty DC

Craft Fair Music

December Weds 4 – Sat 7

Various

I’ve Seen Santa

Fri 6

7.30pm

Christmas Party Disco

Sat 7

8pm

Green-ish Day

Children’s Theatre

Sun 26 Disco Tribute

Tues 10 Various & Weds 11

Cinderella, Andover College

Thurs 12 8pm & Fri 13

Abba Reunion

Sat 14

2.30pm & 7.30pm

The Nutcracker, Ballet Theatre UK

Ballet

Sun 15

7pm

Christmas Concert, Test Valley Brass

Music

Tues 17

7.45pm

Belshazzar’s Feast

Thurs 19 7.45pm

Supersonic 70’s Show

Fri 20

Justin Moorhouse

Sat 21

Thurs 23 7.30pm

8pm 8pm

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Carols By Candlelight

Pantomime Tribute

Folk Music Comedy Music

11am – 3pm

Pantomime Music

Music

Poetry Blues Audience with Tribute

Fontanella Recorder Quintet, Andover Music Club Classical Wedding Fayre

Exhibition

Weds 29 8pm

Omid Djalili

Comedy

Thur 30

8pm

Omid Djalili

Comedy

Fri 31

7.45pm

Motown’s Greatest Hits, How Sweet It Is

Tribute

February Sat 1

10am – 4pm

Record & CD Fair

Sat 1

8pm

Moscow Drug Club

Thurs 6

8pm

Jackie Oates

Fri 7

7.45pm

Magic – A Kind of ELO

Folk

Weds 12 8pm

Howard Marks

Sat 15

7.45pm

Big Girls Don’t Cry

Mon 17

11am

Pinch of Pickle and a Whisk of Wise

Professional shows Arena Events Acoustic, Comedy Theatre Hirings Nights & live music Workshops

Fair Gypsy Swing Tribute An Audience with

Key to symbols T = Ticket P = Pullman seat SM = Spotlight Member

Music Children’s Theatre FT = F amily Ticket C = Concession SCH = School Ticket


Tues 18 7pm & Weds 19 1pm, 7pm

“Battle Lines” Forest Forge Theatre Company

Craft workshops

Fri 21

8pm

Andrew Lawrence

Sat 22

10am – 4pm

Record & CD Fair

Movement & Music workshop

Sat 22

7.45pm

Kast Off Kinks

Foody workshop

Tues 25

7.30pm

Cinderella

Dance workshop

Thurs 27 7.30pm

Chaconne Bran, Andover Music Club

Classical

Fri 28

8pm

Rob Newman

Comedy

Sat 29

8pm

Roy Chubby Brown

Comedy

Play in a Day

Mon 17

10am – 3pm

Flavours from Around the World

Foody workshop

Tues 18 10am, 11.30am Tea Party Arty Party 1.30pm Tues 18

10.30am

Lots of Lollipops

Tues 18

10am – 3pm

Flavours from Around the World

Weds 19 10 – 12noon

Sweet and Scrumptious

Weds 19 10am, 11.30am Very Hungry Caterpillar 1pm Weds 19 7pm

Kidnapped

Thurs 20 10am – 3pm

The Enormous Turnip

Thurs 20 8pm

Shappi Khorsandi

Fri 21

11am – 1pm

Teddy Bears Picnic

Fri 21

10am – 3pm

Oliver

Fri 21 – Sun 23

Storytelling workshop Family Theatre Storytelling workshop

Sherlock Holmes Clare Teal

Songs, stories & picnic

Fri 4

7.30pm

80s Party Night in the Arena

Musical theatre workshop

Sat 5

8pm

Lee Hurst, Things that make you go Aaarggh!

Weds 9

7.45pm

Hazel O’Connor

Music

Thurs 10 8pm

Craig Campbell

Comedy

Fri 11

11am

Hugless Douglas, Blunderbus

Sat 12

7.45pm

Reduced Shakespeare Company – The Bible

Dance

Andy Kirkpatrick

Fri 28

Westenders

Special Interest Classical

Musical Theatre

Mon 14 Various & Tues 15

Death or Life, Unity Christian Theatre

Music

Mon 7 Various - Weds 16

Easter Holiday Workshops - see p26 & 27

March Sat 1

7.45pm

Counterfeit Sixties

Tues 4

7.30pm

Woyzeck

Theatre

Weds 5

7.45pm

Derek Acorah

Psychic

Fri 7

7pm

Mayor’s March Madness – The Magic of the Movies Variety

Sat 8

8pm

Paul Sinha Spiers and Boden Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Sat 15 Sat 15

11am 7.45pm

Jack & The Beanstalk Talon Acoustic

April 7.45pm

Andover Music Club Fitzwilliam String Quartet

7.45pm

Ballet

7.30pm

Weds 26 7.45pm

Weds 12 7.45pm

Fair Tribute

Thurs 3

Suzanne School of Dance

Fri 14

Comedy

Tues 1

Comedy

Thurs 27 7.30pm 7.45pm

Theatre

Comedy Folk Big Band Children’s Theatre Music

Theatre Jazz Disco Comedy

Children’s Theatre Theatre Passion Play Workshops

Thurs 17 7.30pm The John Mann Music Show, Weyhill Electronic Organ Society Music Thurs 24 2.30pm

Happy Days Are Here Again

Music

Fri 25

8pm

Flash

Tribute

Sat 26

8pm

Wille and the Bandits

Music

Tues 29 Various The Witches of Eastwick, Andover Musical Theatre Company Musical Theatre

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Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

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10am – 3pm

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Mon 17

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Food Glorious Food Children’s Festival


The Canterbury Tales Tuesday 26 November, 7.45pm

Christmas Party Disco

T: £10 P: £11 SCH: £8.50 SM: £8.50

Friday 6 December, 7.30pm

Thursday 12 - sold out & Friday 13 December, 8pm T: £18 P: £19 C: £17 SM: £17

T:£5 in advance £7 on the door

Gilmore & Roberts Saturday 30 November, 8pm

Green-ish Day Saturday 7 December, 8pm

T: £10 SM: £8

Saturday 14 December, 2.30pm & 7.30pm T: £10 in advance £12 on the door

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T: £16 P: £17 C:£14 SM:£14 CH: £12 FT: £52


Friday 20 December, 8pm

Saturday 4 January, 7.45pm

T: £15 P: £16

T: £18.50 P: £19.50

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£13 P: £14 C: £12 SM: £12

Carols by Candlelight Saturday 21 December, 8pm Christmas Crackerz!

Thursday 19 December, 7.45pm T: £18.50 P: £19.50 C: £17.50 SM: £17.50

T: £19.50 P: £20.50

Miles Jupp Friday 10 January, 8pm T: £15 P: £16 C: £13 SM: £13

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British Pop Invasion

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Tuesday 17 December, 7.45pm

Justin Moorhouse

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Belshazzar’s Feast


Forever In Blue Jeans Saturday 11 January, 7.45pm High energy, hit songs and hot dance – all in one show.

Paul Jones & Dave Kelly Dr Phil Hammond – Games to Play with Thursday 16 January, 7.45pm Your Doctor Friday 17 January, 7.45pm

Join one of the greatest party’s in town, with music from the Rock ‘n’ Roll 50’s, the Swinging 60’s, the Motown 70’s and the Abba 80’s. With 8 superb singers, dancers and musicians, the show is eye catching and heart stopping from beginning to end! Bring the whole family and come and enjoy one of the liveliest and happiest shows of them all. T: £18.50 P: £19.50 C: £17.50 SM: £17.50 These long standing co-vocalists with The Blues Band get a big buzz out of taking things down a level, simplifying the music a little, and plying their trade as a duo, thus imbuing their very own personal and individual approaches to a dynamic, rootsy and exhilarating set of Country Blues. Venues large and small have been hushed and then enraptured by the sense of ‘old times’ in the Mississippi Delta.

“A spell-binding evening of intense country blues, passionately performed”. T: £16 P: £17 C: £15 SM: £15

Dr Phil – a campaigning journalist and comedian – turns the whole of medicine into a succession of games for you to play with your doctor/ nurse / receptionist. What’s the diagnosis? What’s the misdiagnosis? Why are you doing that to me doctor? And when did you last wash your hands? A hospital doctor, writer and broadcaster Dr Phil has been Private Eye’s medical correspondent for over 20 years and has appeared on Have I Got News for You, The News Quiz and The One Show. T: £15 P: £16 C: £13 SM: £13 NHS Staff: £13

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Omid Djalili Live Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 January, 8pm

T: £13.50 P: £14.50 C: £12.50 SM: £12.50

A standing Arena Event

‘Back by popula r dem and’

Omid was the winner of the “Best Actor” Award for his lead performance in The Infidel at the Turin Film Festival (won the previous year by Bill Murray). The Infidel also picked up a Loaded LAFTA award for “Funniest film” and Omid was short listed for “Peter Sellers Award” at the ‘London Evening Standard British Film Awards’.

“To carve yourself out a career as the thinking person’s Iranian comedian in this political climate takes a fine brain and a masterful way with the audience. There is no question that Omid Djalili possesses both.” Sunday Times T: £22 P: £23

This show will have you ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, featuring songs from legendary artists such as Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers, Edwin Starr and so many more. T: £19.50 P: £20.50

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Dirty DC’s line up and stage show has earned them a strong reputation amongst AC/DC fans, both die hard fanatics and those who just want a good night out. Every visual detail has been fine tuned, from the wall of Marshalls, to Angus’s footwear, but most importantly the music delivery and stage show has an impact regularly described as “awesome”. Enjoy all the old favourites from both the Bon and Brian eras.

The ultimate celebration of the sweet sound of Motown is back! This stunning live show combine’s first class music together with the slickest choreography, and an amazing band, to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best Motown experience you will ever have!

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Saturday 18 January, 8pm

Friday 31 January, 7.45pm

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He’s back on tour with a splash. A firm favourite with his legendary performances, Omid’s stand-up awards include; ’Time Out Award’ - for Best Stand Up, the ‘EMMA Award’ plus nominations a ‘South Bank Award’ and a ‘Perrier Award’.


Moscow Drug Club

Jackie Oates

Saturday 1 February, 8pm

Thursday 6 February, 8pm

Acoustic Gypsy Tango Swing

Folk in the Arena

The Moscow Drug Club Is a curious musical place where elements of 1930’s Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango and Gypsy campfire meet, then stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street to find the bar where Django Reinhardt and Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes. Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating and intimate musical experience.

Jackie Oates is a phenomenon in the exploding folkpop scene in the UK today. Originally a member of The Unthanks (then Rachel Unthank & The Winterset), she has since carved out a solo career which has made her much in demand. She has toured as support to folk-pop star Seth Lakeman and is a member of the allstar multi-cultural folk band Imagined Village alongside Eliza Carthy, Chris Wood and Martin Carthy.

“The music, songs and your voice were amazingly evocative, beautiful and inspiring, such originality just like the band’s name. “ T: £10 C: £9 SM: 2 for £10 Page 10

A seated Arena Event

T: £12 C: £11 SM: 2 for £12 A seated Arena Event

Friday 7 February, 7.45pm Magic’s outstanding vocal and musical talents are augmented with the addition of Dave Chapman, a sensational keyboard player, who reproduce the complex orchestral sound that is part of the ELO legend, making this concert a must for all lovers of great music and harmony. T: £17 P: £18 C: £16


Howard Marks Wednesday 12 February, 8pm

Scholar, Smuggler, Prisoner, Scribe

T: £14.50 P: £15.50

Featuring many hits from both sides of the Atlantic, ‘My Eyes Adored You’, ‘Sherry’, ‘Grease Is The Word’, ‘Bye Bye Baby’, ‘Stay’, ‘Silence is Golden’, ‘Working My Way Back to You Babe’, ‘Oh What a Night’, plus many, many more… A night not to be missed. T: £18.50 P: £19.50

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The iconic sound of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons is recreated in this “feel-good” concert. Four phenomenal singers and a fantastic live band produce lots of fun with dancing in the aisles encouraged!!

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“A folk legend….. Howard Marks has huge charisma. He sounds like Richard Burton and looks like a Rolling Stone” Daily Mail

Saturday 15 February, 7.45pm

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Howard writes for the Observer, Time Out and the Times and is respected as an international expert on the pros and cons for the legalisation of cannabis.

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Howard Marks live show has developed into a one man stand-up cutting edge comedy show “layered with enough hilarious imagery to rival any stand-up comedian in the UK”


Shappi Khorsandi Live Thursday 20 February, 8pm Shappi Khorsandi is one of the hottest comedy prospects in the country. She’s feisty, flirty and effortlessly funny. She handles every subject with a razor sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously dizzy delivery and endless charm.

Monday 17 February, 11am

Wednesday 19 February, 7pm

With a cup of wackiness, a brimful of originality and a sprinkling of enchantment, Snail Tales brings you a recipe for family entertainment like no other!

An adventure tale for all the family, this fast paced adaptation tells the story of Davie Balfour as he survives shipwreck and murder to dramatically escape through the Highlands of Scotland in an exciting, gripping adventure story packed full of physical storytelling and imagination.

Crazy characters, potty plots and sensational settings… enriched with new puppets, magic, songs and plenty of audience participation! Families will enjoy the next generation of fairy tales – and what’s more, they’ll help create another fun-filled adventure live on stage! T: £6.50 P: £7.50 SM: 2 for £11 Page 12

Adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story by Ivan Wilkinson, Kidnapped chronicles the adventures of Alan Breck and Davie Balfour as they escape murder and shipwreck on a quest for justice, set against the fierce social and political backdrop of 1760s Scotland. T: £12 P: £13 SM: £8.50 F: £40 C: £10 SCH: £8.50

Star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, and Have I Got News for You, Shappi now returns to The Lights

‘She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency.’ The Guardian T: £14 P: £15 C: £12 SM: £12


Andy Kirkpatrick

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Wednesday 26 February, 7.45pm

Andy also works as a stunt safety advisor and this plays a part in many of his talks, which take you from the heights of Patagonia to the chocolaty depths of Charlie and the Chocolate factory! T: £12 P: £13 C: £11 SM: £10

Friday 28 February, 7.45pm The Westenders, a company of past members of the West End production of Les Miserablés draw on the show’s ‘passion and music’ to create an inspired evening featuring all your favourites: Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, Blood Brothers, We Will Rock You, Wicked, Hairspray, Thriller Live, Evita... and many more... plus the iconic, timeless songs from Les Miserablés backed by top musicians and exciting new arrangements. Hear the passion...Hear the drama... Hear the music...Hear The People Sing! T: £17 P: £18 C: £16 SM: £16

Saturday 1 March, 7.45pm www.counterfeitsixties.com Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties with a show that brings alive the magic of over twenty five bands of that era. Encompassing everything from that period, from the clothes that were worn, to flashbacks from television history, including: TV programmes, adverts and even clips from the original bands.

Relive the fantastic music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks and The Monkees - to name but a few - all recreated in this stunning show. T: £17 P: £18 C: £16 SM: £16

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Andy is a published writer and film-maker with a tremendous ability to captivate any audience. He has climbed Yosemite’s El Capitan 15 times including a 12-day solo ascent of the mighty Reticent Wall. His 15-day winter ascent of the Lafaille Route on the Petit Dru is considered one of the most difficult climbs in Europe.

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Top British mountaineer, big-wall climber and winter expedition specialist, Andy has soloed the most difficult routes in the world.

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tribute show


Woyzeck

Derek Acorah, Enlightenment Tour

Tuesday 4 March, 7.30pm “Innocence there is a mark on you!” Set amidst the backdrop of WW1, Woyzeck is a startling depiction of the lowly soldier plagued by visions of the apocalypse and plunged into homicidal lunacy by the world around him. As we approach the centenary of WW1, this production takes the audience into a world that is disturbingly atmospheric, darkly comic and heartbreakingly poignant.

‘Chillingly combines hilarity with horror…this production has a dreamlike quality, powerfully evoked by immaculately slick, highly imaginative physical theatre’ The Stage on Metamorphosis T: £10 P: £11 SCH: £8.50 SM: 2 for £10 Page 14

Wednesday 5 March, 7.45pm 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.

“The model of the modern medium” The Guardian T: £17.50 P: £18.50

Mayor’s March Madness – Magic of the Movies Friday 7 March, 7pm An evening of variety featuring the Long Overdue Theatre, Portway Junior Glee Club, Lynx Academy, Sing for Fun and many more, sure to entertain you. All proceeds to The Mayor of Test Valley’s charities. T: £10 P: £11 C: £8


You may know Paul Sinha as ‘The Sinnerman’, from TV’s quiz, The Chase. You might also know him if you’ve been to a Norfolk A&E or visited a London doctor’s surgery. You could have seen him on Mastermind, The Weakest Link or University Challenge. But what might be news to you, is that for a decade Paul has been making his name in the world of standup comedy. He may be many things; quiz geek, doctor, Gemini, sports fanatic, but first and foremost, he is a stand-up comedian.

Their loud, proud, theatrical stomping style is played with just a few acoustic instruments to present traditional stories and dance music which has taken them to the main stages of major festivals including the Cambridge Folk, WOMAD and Larmer Tree.

Please note: for 18 years or over T: £12 P: £13 C: £10

SM: £10

www.spiersandboden.com T: £15 P: £16

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Wednesday 12 March, 7.45pm

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Saturday 8 March, 8pm

Founders of Bellowhead and twice winners of the BBC Folk Award for Best Duo, Spiers and Boden play spontaneous, punky English folk.

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Spiers and Boden

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Paul Sinha


Pasadena Roof Orchestra – Puttin’ on the Ritz Friday 14 March, 7.45pm

Jack and the Beanstalk Talon Acoustic Saturday 15 March, 11am

Saturday 15 March, 7.45pm

Lyngo Theatre in collaboration with Trestle Theatre Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come! Expect lots of surprises, a gripping story and beautiful images as Jack sells his cow for 5 magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds. It’s a show for the over 3’s (and their giants) with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!

A faithful re-creation of the glorious music of the 1920’s and 1930’s this fun-packed show features timeless classics from the great American song book that made household names of singers such as Bing Crosby, Al Bowlly, and Fred Astaire. You’ll hear the arrangements and sounds of the fabled American orchestras such as Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson, together with the great British dance bands like Ray Noble or Ambrose. Presenting the show is singer and band leader Duncan Galloway. T: £17 P: £18 Page 16

T: £6.50 P: £7.50

SM: 2 for £11

Jonny, Chris, Peter and Keith, in a setting more intimate than the usual, perform a selection of their favourite contemporary acoustic classics from such artistes as James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, CSN&Y, Michael Jackson, the Eagles and many more, together with their own relaxed style of banter... T: £16 P: £17 C: £15 SM: £15


As seen on BBC1’s Live At The Apollo, star of his own BBC Radio 4 series How Did We End Up Like This? Andrew Lawrence presents his latest standup show of all new material.

Looking at the region’s experiences of war, this trilogy of short plays explores the way three wars have shaped the lives of generations. The Call Up – a village community sees a generation of young men leave to fight. Keep Smiling Through – Children are uprooted away to the relative safety of the countryside. In Our Name – How modern warfare challenges those who fight and the people they are fighting for. T: £11 P: £12 C, SM, SCH: £8.50

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Friday 21 March, 8pm

Saturday 22 March, 7.45pm The Kast off Kinks are former members of The Kinks who got together to play for Kinks Fan Club meetings and Charity events over 18 years ago.

“Few people have caught the irritated, misanthropic mood of the moment better than this supreme misfit; the only wonder is that it’s taking Lawrence so long to become a national institution” The Telegraph

They play all the hits from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s including You Really Got Me, Tired of Waiting, Dead End Street, Sunny Afternoon, Autumn Almanac, Lola, Ape man, Come Dancing and many more. Original drummer Mick Avory, who played on all the classic hits from 1964-1984 is joined by Jim Rodford on bass, Ian Gibbons on keyboards and Dave Clarke vocals and guitar.

T: £15 P: £16 C: £13 SM: £12

T: £18.50 P: £19.50 C: £16.50 SM: £16.50

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Tuesday 18 March, 7pm & Wednesday 19 March, 1pm (with curtain raiser from Stockbridge Primary School) & 7pm

Forest Forge Theatre Company

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Andrew Lawrence, There Is No Escape

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Battle Lines


Cinderella

Vienna Festival Ballet

Tuesday 25 March, 7.30pm

One of the best-known rags-to-riches fairy tales of all time. A mistreated young girl, a glass slipper, two comical ugly step-sisters and a handsome prince combine to make the perfect piece of story-telling. Audiences will recognise some of Rossini’s most famous operas, within the ballet, La Cenerentola, the Italian Girl in Algiers, together with Silken Ladder which all add to the magical fantasy world of the ballet Cinderella. T: £18 P: £19 C: £17 SM: £17 CHL: £13.50 FT: £58

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Rob Newman’s New Theory of Evolution Friday 28 March, 8pm

Comedian, journalist, novelist and activist Rob Newman makes a hotly anticipated return to comedy with his first complete show in 7 years. Rob describes the 150-year controversy in evolutionary theory and explores how the latest science demonstrates that DNA is not destiny. From a Devil’s Orchard made by lemon ants, to female buffalo voting which way to go, Rob Newman argues that cooperation drives evolution more than competition. TV credits include the History of the World Backwards, Newman & Baddiel in Pieces and The Mary Whitehouse Experience.

“He is the funniest comedian I have ever seen…A passionate, chaotically brilliant comedian.” The Sunday Times T: £12.50 P: £13.50 C: £10 SM: £10

Saturday 29 March, 8pm Roy Chubby Brown returns with his bluest show yet! He’s still rude, he’s still crude and this time he’s turning headlines into punch lines as his riproaring brand of banter continues to burst bellies across the country. Chubby doesn’t hold back from sharing his outlandish views on news, women and gender, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be left gob-smacked! As politically incorrect as ever ‘The World’s Most Outrageous Comedian’ is far too rude for TV, so this live performance is the only place to catch the flamboyant comedian! Over 18’s only. If easily offended please stay away! T: £21 P: £22


Sherlock Holmes

Clare Teal – The Divas & Me!

Tuesday 1 April, 7.30pm

Thursday 3 April, 7.45pm

T: £10 P: £11 SCH: £8.50 SM: £8.50

T: £16.50 P: £17.50 C: £15.50 SM: £15.50

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With wit and warmth Clare tells outrageous anecdotes and points to the future of Diva-dom with a few relevant originals and more modern day covers. Her top flight musicians are led by pianist and musical director Grant Windsor.

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The multi award winning singer and BBC Radio 2 broadcaster also demonstrates the influence these characters have had on her own acclaimed catalogue of work.

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“A production of ingenuity, verve and wit... hilarious! *****” Oxford Times

Our very own Queen of Swing celebrates the music of her heroines, the leading lights of the jazz and big band world Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, Doris Day and many of their illustrious contemporaries.

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How can one show with just four actors possibly contain so much action and adventure? Elementary, my dear! The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company put dynamic detective duo Holmes and Watson through their paces as they tackle their most fiendish cases yet in this delightfully inventive and hilarious show for all ages featuring live music, audience interaction and more mystery than you can shake a magnifying glass at.


80s Party Night Friday 4 April, 7.30pm Steve Randall will be dusting off his kipper tie and shoulder pads, winding up his decks, and taking us back to our favourite “decade of decadence”. They’ll be plenty of music from the likes of Rick Astley, Bananarama, Duran Duran, Kim Wilde and so many more! T: £5 in advance £7 on the door

A standing Arena Event

Lee Hurst, Things That Make You Go Aaarggh!! Saturday 5 April, 8pm Everyone has at least one thing that pushes their button and sends them over the edge. What’s yours? Lee can pull laughs out of thin air with his razor sharp ability to improvise and ad lib comedy on the spot. Everyone witnessed this when he first hit our TV screens on ‘Have I Got News For You’ and ‘They Think It’s All Over’. Not just a stand up show, it’s an event that changes night to night. For ages: 16+ T: £16 P: £17 C: £14

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Hazel O’Connor, Breaking with Clare Hirst and Sarah Wednesday 9 April, 7.45pm Expect a sumptuous evening of some of the greatest songs from the 20th century delivered with passion and fire - a soulful introspective dip into Hazel stunning portfolio – the old, the new and everything in between. Accompanied by saxophonist Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) and pianist Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) creating a powerful blend of voices and musicianship bringing a sweet touch of class and energy to their vibrant performance.


Glass Barefoot Tour h Fisher.

The Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Bible

“They were absolutely fantastic, bringing the entire audience roaring to its feet.” Daily Telegraph T: £17 P: £18 C: £16 SM: £16

This delightful new Blunderbus show comes to life with an irresistible blend of music, puppetry and high energy storytelling.

“Storytelling for young hearts and minds!” The List T: £6.50 P: £7.50 SM: 2 for £11

T: £16 P: £17 C: £14 SM: £14

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Support: Bethany Hayter

Hugless Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug. He tries to find the perfect one, but none of them seem quite right. After all, there are so many different hugs to choose from. But Douglas soon discovers that there’s only one hug that will do - a big bear hug from his mum!

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Hazel will also hold a special Meet & Greet immediately after the show.

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Friday 11 April, 11am

It’s apocalypse now as the three cultural guerrillas of The Reduced Shakespeare Company set their reductive sites on the good book. Can bolts of lightning be far behind? Yes, it’s an affectionate, irreverent roller coaster ride from fig leaves to Final Judgment as the boys tackle the great theological questions: Did Adam and Eve have navels? Did Moses really look like Charlton Heston? And why isn’t the word “phonetic” spelled the way it sounds? You are sure to be tickled by the RSC’s romp through old time religion.

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Saturday 12 April, 7.45pm


Happy Days Are Here Again

Saturday 26 April, 8pm

Thursday 24 April, 2.30pm

Friday 25 April, 8pm

Take a sentimental journey through the 40’s as we sing along to ‘Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree’, ‘Secret Love’ and ‘Mona Lisa’. Reminisce with Rock and Roll from Elvis to Adam Faith. Then swing through the 60’s with million sellers from The Beatles, Dusty and Roy Orbison. Proudly presented by Neil Sands and his West End cast together with stunning costumes, perfectly themed to each era. T: £13 P: £14 C: £11 SM: £11 Page 22

Flash have been paying homage to the world’s most theatrical and dramatic rock band since 1995. Front man, Scott Maley plays an uncannily realistic ‘Freddy’ with just the right look, stage persona and, most importantly of all, the most incredibly powerful voice! The band features Nathan Mathers who brings all the electric guitar virtuosity required to play a very convincing Brian May. Attention to detail is truly impressive.

“Nice one Flash” Janice Long – BBC Radio 2 T: £18 P: £19

Considered one of Europe’s finest slide guitar players, Wille and the Bandit’s music covers a wide range of genres from rock to world music to blues and roots. With the versatility of Wille’s lap steel and guitar playing, the rhythmic diversity of percussionist Andrew Naumann and the sonic range of Matt Brooks’ upright bass and six string electric bass, they always keep audiences guessing.

“Willie is a superb slide player, I love what these guys are doing” Joe Bonamassa T: £8 in advance £10 on the door

A seated Arena Event


Monday 17 February, 10am – 3pm

See page 12 for details T: £6.50 P: £7.50 SM: 2 for £11

Monday 17 February, 10am – 3pm Join us for this brilliant play in a day with tutor Katie and follow Charlie on his adventures around Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory with themed games, songs and extracts from the actual script to be performed to parents at the end of the day. It will be chocc’d full of fun! Please bring a packed lunch and a drink. For ages: 7 – 12 years T: £16

Join tutor Zoe for a fabulous day of creating famous starters, pastries and desserts from Europe to China, to take home for all the family to enjoy. Morning snack and picnic lunch provided. A great day for budding young chefs. For ages: 6 - 9 years T: £18.50 (price includes lunch)

Tuesday 18 February, 10am; 11.30am or 1.30pm Come and make a really yummy looking collage. We’ll be using a feast of lovely materials including fabrics, papers, beads, buttons and sequins. Decorate teapots, mouth-watering cakes, tasty puddings, fabulous ice creams, and knickerbocker glories Mmmmmmmm good enough to eat. Please bring an apron or old shirt as we might get sticky. For ages: 5 – 10 years (under 7’s must be accompanied by an adult who doesn’t mind getting sticky too) T: £5

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Monday 17 February, 11am

Tea Party Arty Party

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Flavours From Around the World

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Pinch of Pickle Charlie and and a Whisk of the Chocolate Wise Factory

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February Half Term Children’s Festival Monday 17 – Friday 21 February 2014

Half-term children’s festival

Food Glorious Food

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Food Glorious Food

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February Half Term Children’s Festival Monday 17 – Friday 21 February 2014

Lots of Lollipops Tuesday 18 February, 10.30am Come along to our fun movement and music workshop with tutor Lauren and have LOTS of fun dancing to songs about LOTS of lovely lollipops For ages: 2 – 4 years (must be accompanied by an adult, with older siblings welcome) T: £4

Flavours From Around the World

Sweet and Very Hungry Scrumptious Caterpillar Dance Workshop Wednesday 19 February,

Tuesday 18 February, 10am – 3pm

Wednesday 19 February, 10am – 12 noon

Join tutor Zoe for a fabulous day of creating famous starters, pastries and desserts from Europe to China, to take home for all the family to enjoy. Morning snack and picnic lunch provided. A great day for budding young chefs as some technical ability is required for older age group.

There are lots of brilliant songs full of sweets and scrumptious food – can you think of any? Come and join tutor Lauren and learn some fun and funky routines, have lots of fun and make new friends along the way.

For ages: 9 – 12 years T: £20 (price includes lunch)

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For ages: 5–7 years T: £8.50

10am, 11.30am, 1pm

The little caterpillar is having a very busy week, eating all the food in the garden. But when it builds a small house and falls asleep something very magical happens... Come and join tutor Amanda as we bring this classic story to life with songs and storytelling and lots of imaginative fun! For ages: 2 – 4 years (accompanied by an adult, older siblings welcome) T: £4


Come and help the farmer get his Enormous Turnip into the ‘Guinness Book of World Records’- but you’ll need to roll up your sleeves and help him pull it out first!! A fun storytelling workshop with tutor Amanda, based on the classic fairy tale and introducing children to physical theatre with a lively mix of movement, drama and dance. There will be a performance at the end for parents. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a packed lunch.

The Teddy Bears Picnic is back, full of fun for all the family. There will be songs and stories and lots of audience participation with Amanda and Chantry Bear. Bring a picnic and don’t forget your Teddy!!!

Join Oliver, Fagan and the Artful Dodger in good old London town in this brilliant musical theatre workshop with tutor Lauren. With brilliant songs including Food Glorious Food, You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two and Consider Yourself – you are sure to have parents clapping along when you perform to them at the end of the day.

For ages: 5 – 7 T: £16

For ages: 0 – 6 years T: £2, adults & children

Please bring a packed lunch and a drink. For ages: 7 – 12 years T: £16

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Friday 21 February, 10am – 3pm

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Friday 21 February, 11am – 1pm

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Thursday 20 February, 10am – 3pm

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Oliver Musical Theatre

Half-term children’s festival

The Enormous Teddy Bears Turnip Picnic


Easter Holiday Fun Activities Pop Dance Academy

Ugly Bug Ball

Wizard of Oz

Pop ‘Til You Drop

Tuesday 8 April, 10am – 3pm

Monday 7 April, 10am – 12 noon

Come on lets crawl to the ugly bug ball and a happy time we’ll have there one and all! Join the sad hungry little Caterpillar, who turns into a beautiful butterfly on our play in day with tutor Katie the day will leave you hungry for more!

Thursday 10 April, 10am – 3pm

Friday 11 Apr, 10.30am – 11.30am

The scarecrow needs a brain, the tin man a heart, the lion some courage and we need you! Calling all munchkins old and young to join Dorothy and her friends in our action packed musical play in a day with tutor Katie.

Come along and have lots of fun on this pop music and movement workshop with tutor Lauren and show off your new moves to all your friends

Come and join us for this fabulously fun dance workshop to all your favourite bands – One Direction; Jessie J; Justin Bieber; Ollie Murs – learn great routines with tutor Lauren to show off your dancing skills. For ages: 7 – 11 years F: £8.50

Bring a packed lunch and a drink For ages: 5 – 7 years T: £16

Bring a packed lunch and a drink. For ages: 7 – 11 years T: £16

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For ages: 2 – 4 years (must be accompanied by an adult, older siblings welcome) T: £4.50


Buttercup and her friend Clover the rabbit are happy because spring has arrived in Leafy Wood, and when they find an egg they begin a magical journey together. Come and join their adventure in this magical storytelling workshop based on the charming picture book by Jane Cabrera. A fun and lively workshop with tutor Amanda full of music, movement and lots of make-believe!!

Join Amanda in the Arena and get ready for Easter at our Eggciting Easter Eggstavanza! There will be songs, dancing and lots of fun and a chance to parade in your Easter Bonnets. Suitable for families and children aged 7 and Under. Bring a picnic and don’t forget to wear your Easter Bonnet!

For ages: 2 – 4 years (must be accompanied by an adult, older siblings welcome) T: £4.50

For ages: 0 – 6 years (must be accompanied by an adult) T: £2 adults and children

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Wednesday 16 April, 11am – 1pm

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For ages: 5 – 7 years

Tuesday 15 April, 10am 11.30am & 1pm

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Come and join us for this fabulously fun dance workshop to all your favourite bands – One Direction; Little Mix; Justin Bieber; The Saturdays – learn great routines with tutor Lauren to show off your dancing skills.

Easter Eggstravaganza

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Monday 14 April, 10am – 12 noon

Buttercup’s Baby Bird

Easter Holiday Fun Activities

Pop Dance Academy


HIRER’S PROGRAMME

Record & CD Fair

Wedding Fayre

Saturday 1 February & Saturday 22 March, 10am – 4pm

Presented by Andover Wedding Fayre

Return of the popular Record & CD Fairs featuring rock, pop, metal, punk, jazz, psych, rock & roll, reggae, soul, R&B, Electronica, Dance Vinyl 12” and drum & bass. 100s of 1000s of record and CDs.

Tip Top Balloons & The Quality Hotel Andover are pleased to present their 6th Wedding Fayre. With over 30 exhibitors within the Arena together with 2 bridal fashion shows in the Auditorium. The event is a must for ALL Brides and Grooms to be.

Free entry

Sunday 26 January, 11am

Monday 14 April, 7.30pm & Tuesday 15 April, 2.30 and 7.30pm

www.andoverweddingfayre.co.uk Free entry Donations to Andover Parkinson’s Support Group

Death or Life is a new and imaginative musical which follows the life of Christ including his baptism, his Passion and resurrection. With music by Roger Jones of Christian Music Ministries this is an excellent opportunity to celebrate Easter. T:£7 P:£8 C:£4

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CREATIVE CLASSES

Monday

9.45 – 10.15am

Rhythm Time

Toddlers

Exciting pre-school classes. Contact: Clare 07833 474618

£4.50

From birth

Stimulating multi-sensory baby classes. Contact: as above

£4.50

Zumba Gold

Adults, less active

Contact: Fiona Caruana 078 8796 4176 f.caruana@hotmail.co.uk

£5 pppw

Monday

1.30 – 3pm

Spotlight Singers

Adults

Learn songs & harmonies from all over the world. No auditions. Contact: Ysanne Bonner ysannebonner@hotmail.co.uk

£3.50 pppw

Tuesday

9.30 – 10.10am

Merry-Go-Round

1 – 2yrs

Mix of storytelling, music, action songs, rhymes and make believe. Contact: Amanda 07941020505 www.merry-go-roundstorytelling.co.uk

£3.50 per term or £4 pppw

Tuesday

10.20 – 11am

Merry-Go-Round

2 – 4yrs

As above

As above

Tuesday

11.10 –11.50am

Merry-Go-Round

2 – 4yrs

As above

As above

Tuesday

7 – 8pm

Strictly Dance

Adults

Exercise to the rhythms of jive, salsa, waltz, quick step and Cha Cha Cha

£5.50 pppw

Beginners with partners Tuesday

8.15 – 9.15pm

Strictly Dance Improvers with partners

Adults

As above

£5.50 pppw

Wednesday

10.30 –11.30am

Strictly Dance Beginners solo

Adults

As above

£5.50

Wednesday

11am – 12 noon

Strictly Dance Improvers solo

Adults

As above

£5.50 pppw

Wednesday

4 – 5pm

Dance Moves

5 – 7yrs

Learn new moves dancing to your favourite pop songs.

£55 for 10wks

Thursday

7.15 – 8.15pm

Bellydance 4 Life Beginners

Adults

For fun filled classes contact Pamela: 07500541243

£7 pppw (both classes £12)

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pameladharling@gmail.com www.bellydance4life.co.uk

8.15 – 9.15pm

Bellydance 4 Life Intermediate

Friday

11am – 12 noon

Zumba Gold

Active older adults

Contact: Fiona Caruana 078 8796 4176 f.caruana@hotmail.co.uk

Saturday

10 – 12 noon

Dance Zone

8 – 12 yrs

Funky dance class from street dance to jazz, salsa to musical theatre.

Saturday

1 – 3pm

Ignite Youth Theatre

8+ yrs

Offering a range of creative drama skills.

£5 pppw £65 SM: £60

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Unless otherwise stated regular classes run for 10 weeks

£65 SM: £60

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Rhythm Time

10 – 11am

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How to find The Lights

The venue is situated a two minute walk from the main town centre and bus station and a ten minute walk from Andover rail station. Andover is well placed off the A303 and within easy reach of the A34.


Terms

A Big Thank You

• Internet bookings are charged a £2 booking fee.

• St Gabriel’s

• Tickets will be filed for collection at the Box Office or can be posted for a charge of 70p.

• Quality Hotel

• All non-cash transactions are subject to a £1 non-refundable fee.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of:

• Mumbai Thai

• A £1 charge will be made for reprinting tickets.

Visit www.thelights.org.uk for further details.

• Family discount tickets are available on selected shows • We regret children under 2 years are not admitted to the Auditorium Full terms and conditions can be found at www.thelights.org.uk Please note details listed are correct at the time of printing. Changes may occur for which we apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

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• Concessionary ticket prices are available on selected shows for senior citizens, children under 16, full-time students, and registered unemployed. Proof of entitlement may be requested.

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• Buy 10 tickets for 1 show and receive the 11th free of charge.

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