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GRAB THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE! WED 29 NOV 17 - SUN 7 JAN 18 ‘WAS IT AN AMAZING PANTO?

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Windsor Express (Panto 2016)

LINE-UP INCLUDES:

JOE MCELDERRY PAUL ZERDIN BRIAN CONLEY HILARY O’NEIL PATTI BOULAYE, ANITA HARRIS, SUE HOLDERNESS, MARIA KESSELMAN, LYN PAUL, RULA LENSKA VALERIE SINGLETON, VICKI MICHELLE MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

PRODUCED BY

PAUL FERRIS DIRECTED BY CAROLE TODD RICHARD WEEDEN

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

GALA SUPPORTED BY MACDONALD WINDSOR HOTEL

SUN 19 MAR at 7.30PM

CHAS AND DAVE

SUN 26 MAR

at 7.30pm Tickets from £29.50

Chas & Dave know how to give an audience a good time, performing all the hits that made this Cockney duo famous, ’Gertch’ ‘Sideboard Song’ ‘Rabbit’ ‘AIN’T NO PLEASING YOU’ ‘Margate’ etc. Due to public demand here they are once more.


FOLLOWING TEN YEARS OF THE AGATHA CHRISTIE THEATRE COMPANY A NEW THRILLER FROM ‘THE BEST WOMAN CRIME WRITER SINCE CHRISTIE’ THE SUNDAY TIMES BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

ANDREW LANCEL SOPHIE WARD MARK WYNTER DEBORAH GRANT SHIRLEY ANNE FIELD ANTONY COSTA BEN NEALON IN

ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY SIMON BRETT AND ANTONY DIRECTED BY ROY MARSDEN

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DESIGNER JULIE GODFREY LIGHTING DESIGNER MALCOLM RIPPETH SOUND DESIGNER DAN SAMSON

Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads inexorably to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood - on Valentine’s Day. Ruth Rendell’s brilliant plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, despair and cover-ups which, when revealed, brings a shocking revelation almost as grizzly as murder itself. The star cast includes award winning TV and stage favourite ANDREW LANCEL best known for his portrayal of the villainous Frank Foster in Coronation Street and as DI Neil Manson in The Bill. He is joined by SOPHIE WARD who played the beautiful, ill-fated love interest of Young Sherlock Holmes and Dr Helen Trent in the ITV drama Heartbeat, pop-idol MARK WYNTER who since his hit parade days has featured in seven Agatha Christie Company productions, DEBORAH GRANT, who starred in Not Going Out and Bergerac, movie icon SHIRLEY ANNE FIELD who became an overnight star in the landmark films The Entertainer opposite Sir Laurence Olivier, and Saturday Night and Sunday Morning with Albert Finney, ANTONY COSTA who shot to fame in chart topping boy band Blue and Agatha Christie Company stalwart BEN NEALON whose TV credits include ITV’s award winning drama Soldier Soldier.

WED 11 - SAT 21 JAN Mon - Sat 8pm Thu 2.30pm, Sat 4.45pm Tickets from £16 Members 2 for 1 on 11 Jan


BILL KENWRIGHT AND LAURIE MANSFIELD IN ASSOCIATION WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC PRESENT

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Inspired by the smash hit multi-million selling albums Dreamboats and Petticoats One, Two, Three, Four and Five, the West End sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical features some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era. The dazzling success of the first five albums in the Dreamboats and Petticoats series sent the message loud and clear. With over 2 million copies sold and several weeks at the Number One spot in the compilation charts, the Great British public were saying that they didn’t just want to listen to pure nostalgia: they’d love to see it as well. In 1961 emotions run high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national song writing competition - and, more importantly, the attention of the gorgeous Sue! But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love and Rock ‘n’ Roll fame beckons. Dreamboats and Petticoats - the songs will live forever! 34


‘I LOVED EVERY MOMENT’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

PHOTOS OF PREVIOUS CAST

CELEBRATING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MULTI MILLION SELLING CDS

‘A GREAT ROCKIN’ EVENING’ DAILY EXPRESS

‘THE ULTIMATE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PARTY!’ CBS NEWS

FEATURING CLASSIC TRACKS FROM ROY ORBISON, THE SHADOWS, EDDIE COCHRAN, BILLY FURY, AND MANY MORE… INCLUDING LET’S DANCE * TO KNOW HIM IS TO LOVE HIM SHAKING ALL OVER * BOBBY’S GIRL * LITTLE TOWN FLIRT ONLY SIXTEEN * RUNAROUND SUE * GREAT PRETENDER HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET 16 * LET IT BE ME C’MON EVERYBODY * LET’S TWIST AGAIN AND MANY MORE...

WED 25 JAN - SAT 4 FEB Mon - Sat 8pm Thu 2.30pm, Sat 4.45pm Tickets from £16 Members 2 for 1 on 25 Jan


SIMON WILLIAMS’ CUTTING EDGE THRILLER F O R T H E F I R S T T I M E AT T H E AT R E R OYA L W I N D S O R

Actress Zoe Lang attends a most unusual improvisation workshop and finds herself auditioning to be the bait for a reallife serial killer. Taking on the role of a young runaway, Natasha Campion, Zoe meets the sinister and manipulative John Smith. Layer upon layer of twisted unreality is stripped away as Zoe and the police home in on their target... Hard-hitting, and with a tightly-structured storyline, Kiss of Death is a contemporary thriller with plenty of dark, sardonic humour to punctuate its mood of prevailing menace.

TUE 7 - SAT 11 FEB Tue - Sat 8pm Thu 2.30pm, Sat 4.45pm Tickets from ÂŁ15 Members 2 for 1 on 7 Feb


“AYCKBOURN HAS SEEN THE FUTURE” FINANCIAL TIMES

Alan Ayckbourn’s WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY Alan Ayckbourn Set Designer Roger Glossop Costume Designer Rebecca Cartwright Lighting Designer Jason Taylor Casting Director Sarah Hughes

“darkly funny” “playful, multidimensional performances from all” The observer

“Yet again Ayckbourn does what he does so well

– makes you laugh, even when it hurts to do so.

It’s a gem.” NORTHERN ECHO

“The theatrical Titan’s

1987 futuristic hit displays an eerie Prescience” THE TELEGRAPH

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, in association with Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, present Henceforward... Sometime in the not too distant future composer Jerome struggles vainly to complete his life’s masterwork about love. With the help of a deranged android childminder, Jerome hatches a cunning plan to retrieve his source of artistic inspiration, his beloved daughter Geain, from her mother, his hostile estranged ex-wife. But the best laid plans of men and mechanical women... A new revival directed by the author, Alan Ayckbourn’s classic comedy was first produced in Scarborough in 1987 and subsequently at the Vaudeville Theatre, London in 1988, starring Ian McKellen and Jane Asher, where it won the Evening Standard Best Comedy award.

MON 13 - SAT 18 FEB Mon - Sat 8pm Thu & Sat 2.30pm Tickets from £15 Members 2 for 1 on 13 Feb Age: 12+

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THE RETURN OF THE CLUELESS INSPECTOR PRATT

Starring

MARK LITTLE (Neighbours)

Pratt’s back and once again he is in the ‘presents’ of murder! Dong Ding Murder Me on High! introduces Pratt on a Silent Fright when he was just a ‘lonely’ Sergeant, as he attempts to discover why the daughter of Sir Walton Gates has nearly been sleighed to death. Talking Scarlet are proud to present the world premiere of the fourth instalment of the Pratt trilogy by Peter Gordon and this time it’s Seasonal!! Peter Gordon’s plays have enjoyed over 1450 productions in the UK and around the world. He is well known for his ‘Inspector Pratt’ trilogy, Murdered to Death, Secondary Cause of Death and Death by Fatal Murder. Mark Little is best known for his portrayal of Joe Mangel in the soap phenomenon ‘Neighbours’ where for three years, he portrayed one of Ramsay Street’s best loved and most comedic characters.

MON 20 - SAT 25 FEB Mon - Sat 8pm Thu 2.30pm, Sat 4.45pm Tickets from £15 Members 2 for 1 on 20 Feb

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THE PERFECT SUNDAY NIGHT OUT ‘THE CRYING GAME’ ‘EARLY IN THE MORNING’ ‘EVERLASTING LOVE’ AND MANY MORE HITS

STARS OF THE 60’s 5 FEB - at 7.30pm Tickets from £16

Original 60’s performers DAVE BERRY, VANITY FARE and STEVE ELLIS FROM LOVE AFFAIR join forces for one unforgettable evening of 60’s hits.

YOU WIN AGAIN, THE STORY OF THE BEE GEES

5 MAR -

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Following its West End debut, immerse yourself into the brother’s hits through the Sixties, Seventies & Eighties. This production tells the story of The Bee Gees in an all new musical experience. Take a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive, Jive Talkin’ and more!

ULTIMATE ELTON AND THE ROCKET BAND

2 APR -

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Rapidly established as the foremost Elton John tribute act in Europe, Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band presents an uncannily accurate reproduction of the live shows of one of pop music’s most successful and best-loved artists.

‘I’M TELLING YOU NOW’ ‘YOU WERE MADE FOR ME’ ‘I UNDERSTAND’ THE DREAMERS

16 APR -

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Formerly ‘Freddie and The Dreamers.’ The Dreamers, starring originals Alan Mosca and Bryan Byng, perform their well known hits with support from The Temple Brothers, THE EVERLY BROTHERS tribute.

THE BEACH BOYS STORY

23 APR -

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The Beach Boys Band delivers a stunning show of technicolour harmonies with songs including God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, I Get Around, and Surfin’ USA! Come join the fun and ride the wave of adrenaline and nostalgia that will sweep you from surf to sun and from hit to hit.

ROY ORBISON AND THE TRAVELING WILBURY’S TRIBUTE

30 APR -

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Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan are brought to life as one of the most famous supergroups, The Traveling Wilbury’s, are re-created live on stage. Join them as they perform hit after hit in this up-tempo feel-good show.


THE MUSICAL FOR ALL TIME RETURNS...

THEIR LIVES WERE WORLDS  APART...

...THEIR DESTINY JOINED THEM  TOGETHER

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning BLOOD BROTHERS. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it “brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval” (The Daily Mail). Lyn Paul returns to the iconic role she has played many times in the West End, in fact she was the show’s final Mrs Johnstone when it closed at The Phoenix Theatre in 2012.


FOR ONE WEEK ONLY AFTER LAST YEAR’S SELL-OUT ‘exhilarating...

one of the best musicals ever written’ sunday times

‘unmissable & unbeatable’ the spectator

best musical all major awards

LYN PAUL returns as

‘THE DEFINITIVE MRS JOHNSTONE’ MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Lyn also starred in Bill Kenwright’s tour of Cabaret with Will Young in 2013 and rose to fame as a member of the pop group New Seekers whose numerous number one hits include ‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing’ which sold over 20 million copies.

MON 27 FEB - SAT 4 MAR

The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

Tickets from £19

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Mon - Sat 8pm Thu 2.30pm Sat 4pm

Members £5 off on 27 Feb


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Lyrics by

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Music by

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER


‘THE BEST OF TIM RICE AND ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S MUSICALS’ The Evening News

‘BRILLIANT! IT EXPLODES LIKE GLITTERING FIREWORKS!’ *Photos include previous cast

SUNDAY TIMES

‘UTTERLY IRRESISTIBLE, GO GO GO JOE!’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

Starring X Factor winner Joe McElderry, Bill Kenwright’s ‘Amazing’, ’Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues on its record breaking tour. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.

TUE 7 - SAT 11 MAR

Joe McElderry was just 18 when he won the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009 and immediately went straight to number one in the UK Singles Charts with his debut single The Climb. He has since gone on to have three top ten albums, as well as notching up two more reality TV show victories, winning ITV’s Popstar to Operastar and Channel 4’s The Jump.

Members £5 off on 7 Mar

Tue - Thu 7.30pm Wed & Thu 2.30pm Fri 5pm & 8pm Sat 2pm, 5pm & 8pm Tickets from £17

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THE MOST POPULAR BALLET IN THE WORLD

VIENNA FESTIVAL BALLET PRESENTS...

SWAN LAKE P YOT R I LY I C H TC H A I KO V S KY

One of the best known love stories, performed by the ever popular Vienna Festival Ballet. Lavish costumes, stunning scenery, international stars and the glorious music from Tchaikovsky make this a night not to be missed. Swan Lake is the ballet that captures like no other the full range of human emotions - from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy. Don’t miss this magical evening. “The entire show was captivating from start to finish” WELWYN HATFIELD TIMES “A truly spellbinding performance” BURNLEY EXPRESS

MON 13 - SAT 18 MAR Mon - Sat 7.30pm Thu & Sat 2.30pm Tickets from £15 Members 2 for 1 on 13 Mar


CELEBRATING 200 YEARS OF JANE AUSTEN’S LEGACY

Catherine Morland loves a good novel and the more horrid it is the better. At 17, she is taken by her aunt to Bath where she encounters the social whirl denied her at home. When Catherine accepts an invitation to the Tilney’s country seat at Northanger Abbey, lurid images from her favourite gothic novel Mysteries of Udolpho threaten to overwhelm her. However, all misunderstandings are eventually resolved and, as in all the best Jane Austen novels, the young heroine finally gets her man… Adapted by acclaimed Austen specialist Tim Luscombe, this production portrays Jane Austen at her most heartfelt, and follows Luscombe’s previously acclaimed production of Mansfield Park.

MON 20 - SAT 25 MAR Mon - Sat 8pm Thu 2.30pm, Sat 4.45pm Tickets from £15 Members 2 for 1 on 20 Mar


A SPINE-CHILLING WHODUNIT “Gripping and Compelling” THEATRESOUTHEAST.COM

Multiple murders have been committed, but the culprit leaves no trace. Can he … or she … be truly invisible? And is it all really due to some malevolent ancient curse? Father Brown visits the Edwardian country house of archaeologist Diana Hope, peeling away the many layers of this haunting case and finally unmasking the killer. But in the meantime … will the murderer strike again? Starring John Lyons, best known for his 17 years as DS George Toolan, David Jason’s sidekick in ITV’s biggest detective hit A Touch of Frost. John’s other TV appearances include Upstairs Downstairs, The Onedin Line, On the Buses, George and Mildred and The Sweeney. “An enjoyable murder mystery that will keep you guessing … see it if you like a bit of Downton Abbey with your Columbo” ARTSMELANGE

MON 27 MAR - SAT 1 APR Mon - Sat 8pm Thu 2.30pm, Sat 4.45pm Tickets from £15 Members 2 for 1 on 27 Mar


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Based on the Hollywood hit film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, and directed by the legendary Frank Oz, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels recently became the West End’s favourite comedy musical. From the team that brought you Sister Act and Oliver!, SWMTC presents this highly entertaining musical to Theatre Royal Windsor. Two conmen, a beautiful woman and the elite of the French Riviera collide in this local amateur production. Lawrence and Freddy are conmen, one suave and sophisticated, the other a small time swindler, both targeting wealthy unsuspecting women on the French Riviera. Having tried unsuccessfully to work together, they decide the town isn’t big enough for both of them and agree on a solution. Whoever is the first to relieve a wealthy young heiress of $50,000 will stay and the loser must leave the area. The bet brings out the best and worst in them – but who is conning who?

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TUE 4 - SAT 8 APR Tue - Sat 7.30pm Thu & Sat 2.30pm Tickets from £13 Members 2 for 1 on 4 Apr


BANISH THE MONDAY BLUES... A COMPLIMENTARY GLASS OF WINE WITH EVERY TICKET*

THE QUO EXPERIENCE

THE RAT PACK IS BACK

MON 8 MAY - at 8pm Tickets from £16

MON 15 MAY - at 8pm Tickets from £16

The Quo Experience is a band with an impressively experienced line-up including Shaun Michaels (as Francis Rossi) and Dave Crawte (as Rick Parfitt).

The UK’s No 1 Tribute to The Rat Pack. This hit show is Britain’s longest running tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.

HELLO AGAIN, NEIL DIAMOND

THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN

MON 22 MAY - at 8pm Tickets from £16

MON 5 JUN - at 8pm Tickets from £16

The show tells the story of how a poor boy from An all-star show featuring the music of the Four Brooklyn NYC rose to become one of the biggest Tops, Supremes, Temptations, Jackson 5, Isley stars on the planet. Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie and many more. *Quote ‘MONDAYBLUES’ when booking. T&C’s apply.


A GREAT VARIETY OF SHOWS TO START YOUR WEEK

I REMEMBER YOU!

AN INTIMATE AUDIENCE WITH THE LEGENDARY FRANK IFIELD & FRIENDS TUE 9 MAY - at 8pm Tickets from £16

CHRIS DEAN’S SYD LAWRENCE ORCHESTRA A GOLDEN NIGHT OF SWING - 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Frank started as a country singer and in the 50’s, after releasing over 40 records in Australia, he returned to the UK. Come and meet the Legend.

In 1967 Syd Lawrence formed what was to become the UK’s most successful and longest running Big Band. Come and celebrate 50 glorious years of swing!

TUE 16 MAY - at 8pm Tickets from £16

SOMEONE LIKE YOU, THE ADELE SONG BOOK

THINK FLOYD

TUE 23 MAY - at 8pm Tickets from £16

TUE 6 JUN - at 8pm Tickets from £16

Hand-picked by Adele herself on Graham Norton’s BBC ADELE Special, Katie Markham delivers all your favourite Adele hits including ‘Chasing Pavements’, ‘Make You Feel My Love’, ‘Set Fire To The Rain’, ‘Hello’, ‘Rolling In The Deep’, ‘Skyfall’ and many more.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s first release, Think Floyd’s brand new production for 2017 features music from all 15 Pink Floyd albums.


THE MUSICAL PHENOMENON THAT IS ‘GONNA LIVE FOREVER’

MUSIC BY STEVEN MARGOSHES LYRICS BY JACQUES LEVY BOOK BY JOSE FERNANDEZ BASED ON A CONCEPT BY DAVID DESILVA [TITLE SONG “FAME” WRITTEN BY DEAN PITCHFORD AND MICHAEL GORE] THIS AMATEUR PRODUCTION IS PRESENTED BY ARRANGEMENT WITH JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. ON BEHALF OF MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL OF NEW YORK.

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First came the hit motion picture, then the long-running television series. Now the screen sensation of the 1980’s is a stage sensation with well-known songs such as Hard Work, Bring on Tomorrow and the title song itself, coupled with loads of exciting and energetic dance routines. Fame-The Musical is indeed ‘gonna live forever’. Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street (1980-1984), Fame-The Musical is bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of gruelling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today: issues of prejudice, identity, self-worth, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance.

TUE 11 - SAT 15 APR Tue - Sat 7.30pm Thu & Sat 2.30pm

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Tickets from £13 Members £5 off on 11 Apr GET INVOLVED! AUDITIONS: Sun 15 Jan 10am – 1pm, 8-21 years Windsor Girls Schools Tue 24 Jan 5pm – 7pm, 8-21 years Theatre Royal Windsor


SHERLOCK HOLMES’ MOST DANGEROUS ADVENTURE

APL Theatre LTD proudly present Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, adapted for the stage by Clive Francis.

MON 17 - SAT 22 APR

An ancient family curse, a desolate moor, a spectral hound, and a deranged killer on the loose…the game is afoot!

Tickets from £15

The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of the greatest stories of the twentieth century and its macabre appeal has made it the most popular of the Sherlock Holmes adventures. Let the trusty companion Dr Watson take you on a trip from 221B Baker Street to eerie Baskerville Hall, in this cleverly innovative, witty and nail biting production about literature’s most brilliant detective.

Mon - Sat 8pm Thu 2.30pm, Sat 4.45pm Members 2 for 1 on 17 Apr


FROM THE AWARD-WINNING WRITER OF HANDBAGGED

1943. Nazi occupied Guernsey. Widow and mother Jeanne does whatever it takes to keep her adolescent daughter Estelle and daughter-in-law Lily safe on an island filled with danger and fear. Her toughest test arrives in the terrifying Commander Von Pfunz, whose romantic advances maybe the only way to keep her family alive. But tensions intensify when a mysterious young man is washed ashore with no memory of who he is. Fluent in German and the Queen’s English, is he an RAF pilot, an SS interrogator, a local boy with amnesia or a saviour sent from heaven? The stakes are high and getting it wrong, means certain death. From Moira Buffini, the writer of Handbagged and wonder.land & starring Paul McGann, best known as the eighth incarnation of the Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who TV film and regular in the must-watch hit TV crime series, Luther.

MON 24 - SAT 29 APR Mon – Sat 8pm Thu 2.30pm, Sat 4.45pm Tickets from £15 Members 2 for 1 on 24 Apr Age 11+


FROM ONE OF TELEVISION’S GREATEST WRITERS Tabs Productions present

ANTHONY HOROWITZ’S

“Keeps you guessing and marvelling from its deceptively normal opening to its fearful climax.” THE STAGE

A mind bending psychological thriller from the pen of Anthony Horowitz – creator of FOYLES WAR, POIROT, MIDSUMMER MURDERS, and many more TV series, the Sherlock Holmes novels - HOUSE OF SILK and MORIARTY… and the James Bond novel TRIGGER MORTIS. When a writer of pulp crime novels gets an interview with a notorious serial killer he believes he has snared the coup of his career. But when he arrives at the asylum, he finds nothing can be trusted, not even his own eyes. Through a series of lies, manipulations and memories, dark secrets are revealed. Where did the raw meat in the fridge come from? Why isn’t the skeleton in the closet?

MON 1 - SAT 6 MAY Mon – Sat 8pm Thu 2.30pm, Sat 4.45pm Tickets from £15 Members 2 for 1 on 1 May


CELEBRATING A LEGENDARY FRIENDSHIP Matthew Townshend Productions Proudly presents

HHHH WHAT’S ON STAGE

AN ENTERTAINMENT BY SHERIDAN MORLEY WITH WORDS AND MUSIC BY NOEL COWARD

“I love criticism just so long as it’s unqualified praise,” Noel Coward once said. Lucky then that the reviews for MTP’s new production of Noel & Gertie, based on the playwright’s 54-year friendship with Gertrude Lawrence, have met with admiration, acclaim and applause. A major revival of Sheridan Morley’s hit play that originally ran in the West End for nine years, it is affectionately crafted from diaries and letters between a pair who epitomised an era of sophistication and elegance. Featuring songs and scenes from Privates Lives and Blithe Spirit, this beautifully set and immaculately executed production by Matthew Townshend, takes a perfectly-orchestrated trip down memory lane. A showcase of the affectionate, complex and tempestuous relationship of two of the best-loved performers of the twentieth century.

WED 10 - SAT 13 MAY Wed – Sat 8pm Thu 2.30pm, Sat 4.45pm Tickets from £15 Members 2 for 1 on 10 May

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FROM THE WRITER AND PRODUCER OF TV HIT ‘THE AVENGERS’

April 1939. An English couple, Peter and Suzy, are living in Provence in idyllic isolation, far, it seems, from the rumblings of the coming war. Their peace is shattered from within when Suzy discovers she has been betrayed: Peter is not the man he claims to be. Suzy’s life is thrown into turmoil as the possibility arises that Peter may in fact be a ruthless killer on the run. Then a Scotland Yard detective arrives and events become even more complicated and frightening ...Lies, subterfuge and murder make this fast-moving thriller a dark and disturbing roller coaster of bluff and double bluff. Starring Brian Capron (Coronation Street, Where the Heart Is, Grange Hill, Celebrity Masterchef), Corrinne Wicks (Doctors/Emmerdale) and Gary Turner (Emmerdale) as Peter. “What a play. It’s certainly one of the best murder mysteries I’ve seen and grips you by the throat from start to finish ... the plot is full of twists and turns …” - THE STAGE

WED 17 - SAT 20 MAY Wed – Sat 8pm Thu 2.30pm, Sat 4.45pm Tickets from £15 Members 2 for 1 on 17 May

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A GRIPPING PLOT PROVIDES NAIL-BITING TENSION

WILLIAM FAIRCHILD’S

FREYA COPELAND

MICHELLE MORRIS

MARCUS HUTTON

Starring Freya Copeland (Emmerdale), Michelle Morris (The Knock) and Marcus Hutton (Brookside).

WED 24 - SAT 27 MAY

Charles Norbury is a successful writer of children’s books but he doesn’t like children. He has no friends, is arrogant, controlling, sadistic and cruel. His wife, starved of love and denied children of her own, has met another man. In their cottage in Surrey, a tape recorder has been left on during a conversation between his wife and her lover in which the latter plans the author’s murder. Charles’ secretary listens to the tape and hears the murder plot.

Tickets from £15

‘A gripping plot provides nail-biting tension in William Fairchild’s The Sound Of Murder, which is superbly projected by director Patric Kearns and a talented cast of six’ - THE BRIGHTON ARGUS

Wed – Sat 8pm Thu 2.30pm, Sat 4.45pm

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FROM THE PRODUCERS OF ‘THE DERANGED MARRIAGE’

WRITTEN BY

HARVEY VIRDI DIRECTED BY

PRAVESH KUMAR

Rifco and Watford Palace Theatre in association with Warwick Arts Centre

TUE 30 MAY - SAT 3 JUN

Dazzling saris, grand Bollywood lip-sync dance numbers and queues of adoring fans – for Miss Meena this is all now a distant memory. The once famous and fabulous drag queen has lost his sparkle and like his nightclub is washed up and out of date.

Tue – Sat 8pm Thu 2.30pm, Sat 3.00pm

The punters have gone and whilst the other drag queens are strutting their high-heels elsewhere, property developers are circling like vultures waiting for Miss Meena to give up the lease to the club. With the club on its knees, a new arrival brings a glittery rainbow of hope. But just as things are starting to look up for Miss Meena, a visitor from the past makes him question everything he ever stood for.

Tickets from £15 Members 2 for 1 on 29 May Age guidance 14+, contains adult themes


THE DOUBLE LIFE OF A SECRET AGENT

Cuba 1958. Meet Jim Wormold – a hapless vacuum cleaner salesman who gets sucked in to a dirty world of espionage and double agents when the chance of helping out MI6 with a job or two proves too good an offer to resist. And, quite frankly, he could do with the cash to pay for his teenage daughter’s ever increasing lifestyle. From the company who brought us Travels With My Aunt and thrillingly adapted for the stage by Clive Francis, this uproarious farce is filleted to perfection from Graham Greene’s hilarious, subversive and ever popular novel. Produced by Creative Cow in association with Malvern Theatres and Buxton Opera House.

WED 7 - SAT 10 JUN Wed – Sat 8pm Thu 2.30pm, Sat 4.45pm Tickets from £15 Members 2 for 1 on 7 Jun

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BASED ON THE BAFTA NOMINATED BBC SERIES

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NICHOLA McAULIFFE Roy Hudd (Huddlines) and Nichola McAuliffe (Surgical Spirit) star in this premiere stage production of the BAFTA Best Comedy Series nominated Waiting For God, which delighted TV audiences across several BBC series in the 1990s.

MON 12 - SAT 17 JUN

All the favourite characters from the original series are reimagined for 2017, facing the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully in the era of the silver surfer.

Tickets from ÂŁ15

At Bayview Retirement Home, battle-axe extraordinaire Diana Trent conspires with new resident Tom Ballard to give the conniving manager his comeuppance through a hilarious conspiracy with unexpectedly heart-warming results.

Mon – Sat 8pm Thu 2.30pm, Sat 4.45pm

Members 2 for 1 on 12 Jun


THE PERFECT SUNDAY NIGHT OUT

MARTY WILDE

14 MAY -

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An opportunity to experience, live on stage, one of Rock’n’Roll’s original pioneers. Playing his many hits - combined with a host of magical songs from that wonderful era - Marty and his fabulous band, The Wildcats, will take you on a trip down Memory Lane and guide you through some of the most exciting musical periods that this country has ever experienced.

PRINCE REVELATION

28 MAY -

at 7.30pm Tickets from £16

Mark Anthony is an international singer-songwriter who made history by being the first tribute-lookalike-artiste ever to appear on television’s ‘Top of The Pops’ music show. This was followed by a tour. He performs many of the greatest hits by the artiste known as Prince, including Purple Rain.

THE MANFREDS MAKIN’ TRACKS TOUR 2017

THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA

at 7.30pm Tickets from £16 The group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from the ‘60s. The Manfreds, with original front man, Paul Jones, will be performing their hits, including ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’, along with a mix of Jazz and Blues covers from their new album ‘Makin’ Tracks’.

“Ray McVay’s In The Mood” as he presents the world’s greatest Big Band! Featuring the fabulous harmonies of the Moonlight Serenaders and the sublime vocals of Catherine Sykes and Mark Porter. Included in the show: In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, American Patrol, Little Brown Jug, Tuxedo Junction and Chattanooga Choo Choo!

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A N D S AT U R D AY N I G H T AT T H E M O V I E S JOIN JOE McELDERRY AND HIS FRIENDS FROM THE MUSICAL PHENOMENON JOSEPH IN A NIGHT OF SMASH HIT SONGS FROM THEATRE & FILM Featuring songs from the stunning new album Saturday Night at the Movies including Joe’s brand new single Gloria

14 JUL 8PM | 15 JUL 4PM & 8PM | TICKETS FROM £20

3 P E R F O R M A N C E S O N LY ! www.thegloriatour.com


WINDSOR’S LOCAL COMMUNITY PRODUCTION!

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF THE ICONIC FILM, THEATRE ROYAL WINDSOR CONTINUES ITS EXCITING LEARNING PROGRAMME! We invite you to get involved in this full scale musical. If you are aged between 9 and 18, and would like to be in the spotlight, following in the footsteps of the many great performers who have graced our historic stage, or if you would prefer to play in the band, help with the marketing, costume design, lighting or maybe even directing, please contact us today for more details. learning@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk

Bugsy Malone is set in Chicago in the 1920’s and concerns the battle for criminal supremacy of rival gangs led by Fat Sam and Dandy Dan. Into the mix steps aspiring boxing promoter Bugsy Malone, who becomes involved with aspiring night club singer Blousey Brown and agrees to help Fat Sam turn the tables on his rival. The ‘weapons’ in this story are of course, splurge guns and in the finale just about everyone gets ‘splurged’ before getting up and realising they can all be friends after all. With well-known songs such as ‘Bugsy Malone’, ‘Fat Sam’s Grand Slam’ and ‘Bad Guys’ plus exciting dance routines, this is a massively popular show for audiences of all ages to enjoy.

MON 7 - SAT 12 AUG Mon – Sat 7pm Thu, Sat, Sun 2.30pm Tickets from £11 Members 2 for 1 on 7 Aug


WINDSOR’S BIGGEST

EVER CAST IN THE HIT PLAY THAT TELLS IT HOW IT IS

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What happens when the fairer sex don’t play fair? Based on the sparkling and sharp comedy play by Clare Boothe-Luce, THE WOMEN digs beneath the immaculate façade of Park Avenue’s most esteemed ladies to reveal an altogether uglier side. Manicured claws sharpened, it’s every woman for herself as jealousy, scandal and catfights prove that whilst man may have discovered fire it was The Women who learnt how to play with it! The Women has been filmed twice by Hollywood, and has starred some of Hollywood’s greatest screen icons including Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford in 1939 and Meg Ryan & Eva Mendes in 2008.

WED 16 - SAT 26 AUG Wed - Sat 8pm Thu 2.30pm, Sat 4.45pm Tickets from £19

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Following its critically acclaimed West End revival, Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious tale of matrimonial mishaps and London’s funniest comedy of 2016, How The Other Half Loves, will open in Windsor before embarking on a national tour. As Bob and Fiona clumsily try to cover up their affair, their spouses’ intervention only adds to the confusion. William and Mary Featherstone become hopelessly stuck in the middle, falsely accused of adultery and with no idea as to how they’ve become involved. The plot culminates in two disastrous dinner parties on successive nights, shown at the same time, after which the future of all three couples seems in jeopardy…

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SMASH HIT COMEDY DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

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TWO DISASTER-BOUND DINNER PARTIES.

THREE COUPLES HEADED FOR TROUBLE.

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The production is directed by theatre director and biographer Alan Strachan. Alan has directed plays in New York, Copenhagen and Amsterdam, but the majority of his work has been in London. He came to early prominence as Alan Ayckbourn’s chosen director, and he has been involved with Ayckbourn’s theatre at Scarborough for many years. Ayckbourn has written 80 plays in total including the acclaimed Relatively Speaking, A Chorus of Disapproval, and Absent Friends. All of which have seen major West End revivals in recent years. However, it is this production, Ayckbourn’s hilarious tale of social graces and personal misunderstanding, which remains one of the celebrated writer’s most famous comedies.

WED 30 AUG - SAT 9 SEP Wed - Sat 8pm Thu 2.30pm, Sat 4.45pm Running Time approx 2 hrs not including interval Tickets from £19


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