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Theatre Date: Thursday 24 September Time: 7.30pm Adults: £9 Concessions £7

Dates: Thursday 1 – Friday 2 October Time: 7.30pm Adults: £9 Concessions £7

Date: Thursday 8 October Time: 7.30pm Adults: £9 Concessions £7

Date: Friday 23 October Time: 7.30pm Adults: £9 Concessions £7

Date: Thursday 5 November Time: 7.30pm Adults: £9 Concessions £7

Date: Thursday 12 November Time: 7.30pm Adults: £9 Concessions £7

Date: Wednesday 9 December Time: 8pm Adults: £9 Concessions £7

You Need Me

How it Ended How it Ended is a tender and tragic exploration of marriage in an era of uncompromising expectations. Staged in the round, the international cast explores the fierce fading of a wartime romance. Red Ladder Theatre

Forgotten Things A darkly comic piece of innovative theatre that fuses puppetry and a surreal style. Forgotten Things explores the impact of the strange and fantastic concoction of family relationships. Suitable for ages 14 plus So & So Circus

The Hot Dots A real one off treat, mixing incredible acrobatics with strong narratives and characters. The Hot Dots tells the story of two hugely successful vaudeville performers, from their initial meeting to their spectacular fall from grace. Red Cape Theatre

Idiot Colony A visually stunning and inventive blend of physical theatre based on real life accounts of the treatment of ‘moral defectives’ in 1940’s England. Genuinely funny and incredibly moving. Green Eyed Zero

In the Shadow of Picture Frames An imaginative and spectacular performance that will have the audience on the edge of their seat. Featuring daring circus, innovative digital media and beautiful physical performance.

Music Date: Saturday 3 October Time: 8pm Adults: £15 Advance No Concessions

Adrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds

Date: Wednesday 7 October Time: 8pm Adults: £14 Concessions £12

Stacey Kent

Date: Thursday 22 October Time: 8pm Adults: £18 Concessions £16

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Date: Saturday 7 November Time: 8pm Adults: £9 Concessions £7

Charanga Del Norte

Date: Saturday 12 December Time: 8pm Adults: £12 No Concessions

The Coal Porters

Zena Edwards, Apples & Snakes

Dates: Friday 16 – Saturday 17 October Time: 7.30pm Adults: £9 Concessions £7 Date: Friday 20 November Time: 7.30pm Adults: £9 Concessions £7

Expect a night of fine but fiery traditional Latin dance music, bringing the hot and spicy rthyms of Cuba’s Chachcha, Son, Mambo and Pachanga to life, featuring music from their latest and greatest album Our Mam in Havana.

A ‘band’ in the truest sense of the word, sometimes pure country, sometimes old hillbilly, there’s always great harmony singing and memorable songs. This is acoustic bluegrass at its very best.

Sean Hughes

Red Ladder Theatre & Chumbawamba

Experience a riotous mix of theatre and music, banter and action, this show is for an audience looking for a world beyond TV talent contests. Suitable for ages 14 plus

Date: Saturday 14 November Time: 8pm Adults: £15 Concessions £13

Variety Lives! In Barnsley with Arthur Smith and Friends

Riot, Rebellion and Bloody Insurrection: A Musical Comedy

Germaine Greer

Forty Years of Feminism and Fun The constantly sought after journalist and commentator gives the audience the chance to ask all those burning questions you have been dying to ask. Expect this face to face encounter to be candid, enlightening, crammed with witty polemics, and highly entertaining.

A series of shows created for our younger audiences and their families. Aside from where indicated tickets Adults £6, Children £4, Family Ticket £15 (2 Adults and 2 Children)


Switch promises to be an exciting blend of sophisticated dance, music and visuals, accompanied by a robust and agile cast of UK based dancers, professional live musicians and a world class composer.

Suitable for ages 2+ Date: Sunday 20 September Time: 2.30pm

Banxy, KnoLove Productions and Makin Projects

Circo Ridiculoso Lighter Than Air Combining circus and comedy, performer and clown, enter the strange and wonderful universe of a wild balloon tamer where surreal and amazing things happen.

Wayne Sables Project

Is it me? & Only Human Serving up a contrasting double bill of highly physical dance theatre, each piece explores and exposes individual and group reactions whilst dealing with the pain and confusion of a relationship breakdown. ACE Dance and Music

Adventures in Anti-Cool

Three knock-out and very individual Hip-Hop theatre performances by a duo using physical lyricism and verbal dexterity. Expect an evening of fast and fun Hip-Hop theatre at its very best.

For a more detailed program of events and activities at The Civic please log on to our website at or call the Box Office on 0845 1800 363 to be mailed a full brochure.

What I meant to Say Was...

Back with his brand new show, Sean’s dark, explosive style and quick fire audience banter make him a household name not to be missed.

Two sizzling hours of fun brought to you by the godfather of comedy Arthur Smith with Red Dwarf’s Hattie Hayridge and Barbara Nice, prepare for a heady mix of intelligent comedy and outstanding music.


Banyan Theatre Company presents the Polka Theatre production of The Princess and the Pea This quirky and inventive adaption of Hans Christen Anderson’s bedtime classic is played out among sheets and blankets with puppets, objects and dreamlike projections.

Dance Date: Saturday 19 September Time: 7.30pm Adults: £9 Concessions £7

Imagine the sounds of your favourite grunge, classical, punk, rock ‘n’ roll and indie classics all through the medium of Ukulele...struggling? Let this cult collective show you the way! You will never think about music the same way once you have been exposed to the Ukes.

Date: Saturday 24 October Time: 7.30pm Adults: £15 No Concessions

An evening with Date: Wednesday 16 September Time: 7.30pm Adults: £15 No Concessions

Boasting seven bestselling albums, including 2009’s Grammy nominated ‘Breakfast on the morning tram’; Stacey Kent has an appeal that transcends category. Her natural unaffected delivery allows the craft of the songs she performs to shine through.



This comical and moving tale of unexpected friendship confronts the issue of security and identity through the fusion of performance poetry, theatre, movement and song.

The Bad Shepherds play punk songs on folk instruments. Not as a gag but because they really like the noise. Featuring songs by The Sex Pistols, The Clash and even Kraftwerk, this is ‘Alt Folk Punk’ not to be missed.

Suitable for ages 4+ Date: Sunday 27 September Time: 2.30pm

Indigo Moon Theatre Alice and the White Rabbit Join Alice on her magical adventure as she chases the White Rabbit back in time. A fantastic spiralling journey into Wonderland! Suitable for ages 4+ Date: Sunday 18 October Time: 2.30pm

Moby Duck Don’t Mess A blend of South Asian dance, live music and evocative masked puppets swirl together for this unique performance for older children. Suitable for ages 8+ Date: Sunday 25 October Time: 2.30pm

Tell Tale Hearts Space Hoppers Take off on an inter-planetary adventure! With friendly astronauts as your guide, jump into your spacesuits and join us as we float up into new and dazzling galaxies. Suitable for ages 3+ Date: Sunday 8 November Time: 2pm & 4pm

Tall Stories Something Else A magical show featuring storytelling, upbeat songs and a lot of laughs for children about the fantastical friendship between two unusual creatures, based on the award-winning picture book by Kathryn Cave and Chris Riddell. Suitable for ages 3+ Date: Sunday 22 November Time: 2.30pm

Bombastic Dance Argonauts Argonauts is an imaginative and humorous retelling of the Greek myth Jason and the Argonauts. Enjoy this zany, vibrant and creative dance theatre which pushes the boundaries of children’s theatre over the edge and beyond. Suitable for ages 7+ Date: Friday 27 November Time: 1pm & 5pm

Tutti Frutti Visiting Grandad by Mike Kenny There is more to Grandad than meets the eye and he holds a delightful secret that means he is not so gloomy after all! Suitable for ages 3+ Date: Sunday 6 December Time: 2.30pm

Big Wooden Horse The Night Before Christmas Creators of the hit show Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay up Late! return to The Civic with a wonderful fun packed Christmas treat. Join them in their search for Father Christmas and just what is the funny shaped present under the tree!? Suitable for ages 3+ Dates: Sunday 13 – Tuesday 15 December Time: Sunday 12pm & 3pm, Monday & Tuesday 10.30am & 1.30pm Adults: £8 Concessions: £6 Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children): £20

The Civic - What's On Autumn 2009  
The Civic - What's On Autumn 2009  

What's On Autumn 2009