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pages 4–5, 6, 18–19, 20......................The Gallery 3, 11..................................An Evening With 2, 12, 15, 22, 23, 25 ..............................Theatre 8, 14 ............................................................Dance 6, 7, 10, 13, 16, 20, 21, 26 ....................Music 6, 7, 9, 13, 16, 17, 24 ........................Comedy 2, 8, 9, 11, 14, 17, 24, 25 ........................Family 27 ........................................................Cinema@ 28–30............................................Information

Book early and save pounds! Watch out for our Early Bird logo on selected Theatre, Dance and Family performances and you can save money if you book before 1st January 2011

The Civic Opening Hours The Civic is open 7 days a week* Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm Sunday 10am – 4pm

Theatre for a Fiver, Book any 2 shows across the whole season and try something new and exciting for just a fiver! Look out for the Theatre for a Fiver logo on selected performances

Last admission to the Gallery@ will be 15 minutes prior to the closing time.The Box office will remain open until 30 minutes after the start of all performances. 24 hour online booking www.barnsleycivic.co.uk

Tel: 01226 327 000 Fax: 01226 327 020 Groups: 0845 1800 363 Email: enquiries@barnsleycivic.co.uk *Bank Holiday Opening Times may vary. Please check our website for details. It’s more fun in a group! Parties of 10 or more qualify for reduced rate tickets across the season, for more information call our box office on 0845 1800 363

The Gallery, An Evening With, Theatre, Dance, Music, Comedy, Family, Cinema@,

Spring is on the way …

Registered Charity No 1129765 Registered VAT number 971720318

… we also sell tickets on behalf of Music in the Round’s Ensemble 360 performances at Emmanuel Church? We are delighted to be selling tickets for their new season running until June 2011. First time bookers now get two tickets for just £5 each for their first series of bookings.

It’s springtime at The Civic, bringing with it a fabulous feast of delights in this new season of art, drama, dance, comedy, music and family events, all aiming to bring a little sparkle to these relatively gloomy times!

To find out more about Ensemble 360’s events and what’s on in Barnsley via The Civic Box Office or for a full list of the events we sell tickets for, visit our website at

We’ve introduced some new money saving ways for you to enjoy the programme. If you’re quick why not take advantage of our early bird discounts, or book two shows and sample something new for a fiver! Our mission is to bring the very best, high quality, touring performance and visual arts to Barnsley. As a charitable organisation we continue to do this with the valuable financial support that your attendance at these events provides … So tell all your friends about this great new programme of events, actively encourage them to try out something new, look out for details of our soon to be launched supporters club and other ways to get involved.

www.barnsleycivic.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you back soon …

The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley S70 2HZ

Did you know …

Fergus Justice-Mills Chief Executive The Civic


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Book by 1st January 2011 and get tickets for this performance for £9 Adults and £7 concessions

Date: Friday 14 January Venue: Assembly Room Time: 7.30pm Adults: £10 Concessions: £8 www.theatretoursinternational.com

Family Date: Sunday 16 January – Tuesday 18 January Venue: Assembly Room Time: Sunday at 1pm and 3.30pm, Monday–Tuesday 10.30am and 1.30pm Adults: £8 Concessions: £6 Family Ticket: £20 www.ridinglights.org

Nearly The Goat

An Evening With Date: Saturday 22 January Venue: Assembly Room Time: 8pm Adults: £14 Show and After Joint Ticket: £16 No Concessions www.howardmarks.name

A new play by Nigel Forde Directed by Paul Burbridge Designed by Anna Morris Music by Emma LeamanBrown

Dylan Thomas’ tour de force is brought vividly to life in an astonishingly brilliant solo performance. Guy Masterson’s internationally acclaimed one-man interpretation has been seen from Swansea to the West End, Trinidad to New Zealand, Hong Kong to Calcutta, enchanting audiences wherever it has played. All 69 ebullient inhabitants of “Llareggub” are beautifully recreated in an amazing feat of memory and virtuosity. It’s bawdy and beautiful, sad and sensual and, through the music of language, Guy Masterson creates indelible, unforgettable images of humanity. If you’ve never seen Under Milk Wood before, this is perhaps the ultimate rendition. Don’t miss it!

Under Milk Wood

By Dylan Thomas Performed by Guy Masterson Directed by Tony Boncza (with original direction by George Dillon)

Somewhere between the tinsel and the cabbage leaves, the crackers and the peelings of the parsnips, comes the remarkable story of Nearly the Goat. What on earth is his master to make of that eerie singing in the sky? Or a starlit search for a tiny stable while the sat-nav’s on the blink? To say nothing of the wolf! This night of all nights is heading for a flock of disasters. Well, Nearly. Recommended for ages 5+ Book by 1st January 2011 and get tickets for this peformance for £6 Adults and £4 concessions and £18 Family

Famous for his audacious cannabis trafficking and liberal opinions, Howard Marks has become somewhat of an icon in the world of literature and spoken word. Following the worldwide success of his autobiography ‘Mr Nice’ and with the release of Bernard Rose’s film of the same title, Howard is to now taking his lauded An Audience with Mr. Nice on tour to share his experiences face to face with the public.

Howard Marks An Audience with Mr. Nice

After show DJ set: Join us in Lucorum opposite The Civic for an extra special after show party with a DJ set from Mr. Nice himself. Visit: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk or contact the Box Office for information on related workshops and events. Box office: 01226 327 000 Book Tickets Online at: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk


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Gallery Date: Thursday 27 January – Friday 18 March Venue: The Gallery@ Time: Daily Free admission www.barnsleycivic.co.uk

Street Art: Contemporary Prints from the V&A

Exhibition organized by the V&A, London.

Sweet Toof “Pearly Whites”, paper, printing inks, sliver pen, Britain, 2009, E.432-2009 ©Sweet Toof. Courtesy of Sweet Toof

D*Face “Feels So Good”, paper, printing inks, Britain, 2009, E.589-2009 © D*Face. Courtesy of D*Face

This exhibition explores the way street art has moved away from the painted wall into the medium of printmaking, creating distinctive, exciting visuals along the way. Drawn from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s internationally renowned collection of prints this exhibition showcases established and emerging street artists, both British and international, and includes names such as Banksy, D*Face, Eine, Miss Tic, Shepard Fairey and Swoon. Street artists produce work in a variety of media, including works on paper such as those seen in this exhibition. Street art prints offer the opportunity to collect and preserve this otherwise ephemeral art form, which now moves easily between the street and the gallery. Street art prints are an interesting development, both within the medium of printmaking and within urban art. Although street artists produce work for exhibitions and galleries, most still continue to work outside the gallery system. This exhibition explores the recurring themes within the genre, such as historic and current subjects, traditional methods of image making and styles familiar from art history. The exhibition is accompanied by a book, Street Art: Contemporary Prints (V&A Publishing, 2010).

Box office: 01226 327 000 Book Tickets Online at: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk


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Comedy/Music

Comedy

Music

Date: Thursday 27 January – Friday 18 March Venue: The Panorama Time: Daily Free admission www.barnsleycivic.co.uk

Date: Friday 28 January Venue: Assembly Room Time: 8pm Adults: £12 Concessions: £10 www.thereturnofboothbygraffoe.co.uk

Date: Friday 4 February Venue: Assembly Room Time: 8pm Adults: £18.50 No concessions www.jennyeclair.com

Date: Saturday 5 February Venue: Assembly Room Time: 8pm Adults: £10 Concessions: £8

makin projects in association with The Civic, Barnsley proudly present

The Return of Boothby Graffoe Boothby Graffoe, surely the only comedian to be named after a Lincolnshire village, is also a singer/songwriter and playwright.

Folk Against Fascism presents an evening of Folk and Roots music celebrating the cultural diversity of the folk tradition

Shutterfont

He comes to Barnsley with music and his own uniquely warped view of life, ably abetted by the talented multi instrumentalist Nick Pynn. Something of a cult favourite on the circuit, he rarely pops up on comedy line-ups so if you get the chance to see him grab it.

Little Johnny England With support from Dave Burland

Eine Known to few outside the aficionados of the British urban art scene, Eine can be counted amongst the founders of the street art movement and The Panorama@ The Civic is pleased to present this opportunity to view his art. The exhibition presents a selection of 14 of his screen prints and original canvases from the personal collection of Untitled Design Studio, and features work from 2006 to present day. Untitled Design Studio is a collaboration of designers delivering innovative residential, retail and commercial environments. This is part of the practice’s art collection and very much reflects what they are about.

Avalon Present

Jenny Eclair Old Dog, New Tricks Off she goes again, proving that there’s still life in the old dog and what’s more, she’s got some new tricks! Having dug up some fresh new comedy bones, Jenny Eclair comes to Barnsley wagging her arthritic tail and resisting the urge to sniff lamp-posts, yes, the old dog of the circuit is trotting once more around the block, proving yet again that she’s got what it takes to be an award winner (Crufts 1982).

Folk Against Fascism bring to The Civic a very special evening of traditional English folk music. Headlining the evening is Little Johnny England. The band have been steadily making an impact on the Folk and Roots circuit with their own brand of Folk Rock, establishing a reputation as the band that is rocking the English tradition and putting the rock back into folk rock. The band includes Gareth Turner, formerly of The Albion Band, and P J Wright of The Dylan Project and Steve Gibbons Band. Supporting the band will be Barnsley’s very own Dave Burland.

Box office: 01226 327 000 Book Tickets Online at: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk


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Family Date: Sunday 6 February – Monday 7 February Venue: Assembly Room Time: Sunday at 2.30pm, Monday at 10.30am and 1.30pm Adults: £8 Concessions: £6 Family Ticket: £20 www.horseandbamboo.org

Horse + Bamboo

Storm in a Teacup

Dance Date: Friday 11 February Venue: Assembly Room Time: 7.30pm Adults: £12 Concessions: £10 www.tavazivadance.com

Book any 2 shows across the whole season and try this performance for just a fiver! Book by 1st January 2011 and get tickets for this performance for £9 Adults and £7 concessions

Written, directed and designed by Alison Duddle and Bob Frith. Music by Chris Davies. It’s not always easy making friends, especially when you live in a lighthouse surrounded by dangerous rocks, towering waves and troublemaking seagulls. An exciting opportunity for a tea party with a friend arrives but the lighthouse keeper’s nervousness turns what could have been a delight into a disaster. When the storm blows in and real disaster looms, can he find the courage to save the day and rebuild his friendship.

Tavaziva Dance

Double Take

There are two sides to every story... Through adversity... there comes triumph Through pain... there comes love After a storm... comes a calm Double Take is an intensely courageous double bill surveying the impact of black dance and Bawren Tavaziva’s contribution to the contemporary dance landscape in Britain.

Family

Comedy

Date: Sunday 13 February Venue: Assembly Room Time: 2.30pm Adults: £8 Concessions: £6 Family Ticket: £20 www.sealegspuppets.com

Date: Friday 18 February Venue: Assembly Room Time: 8pm Adults: £12 Concessions: £10

Avalon Present

Tom Deacon and Chris Ramsey Live The Civic is delighted to welcome to Barnsley for the first time two of the UK’s hottest stand up’s, Tom Deacon and Chris Ramsey for a very special double bill.

Heavyweight choreographer and musician Bawren Tavaziva unravels an inspirational soundtrack accompanied by the sweet sounds of African vocalist Tsungai Tsikirai and his fantastically exuberant dancers, in this celebration of culture, hardship, agony and joy.

Tom Deacon The charismatic star of Radio One Sunday nights is fast becoming one of the hottest tickets in UK stand up. After winning the 2007 Chortle Student Comedian of the year, his comedy career took off, leading him to feature as part of The Comedy Zone, Edinburgh and Beyond and Comedy Central’s Last Comic Standing. Sea Legs Puppet Theatre

Peter & the Wolf Welcome to Russia as we travel to old man Prokofiev’s house in the woods where the big, hungry Wolf lives. Meet: young Peter and his Grandfather, the supercilious Cat, the silly Duck, quickwitted Redbird, Ivan and Boris the blundering hunters and of course … The big hungry Wolf.

Book by 1st January 2011 and get tickets for this peformance for £6 Adults and £4 concessions and £18 Family

“A sharp-looking mod from Southampton with looks, confidence, charm and great material. Expect other comics to lynch him.” THE SUNDAY TIMES Chris Ramsey A finalist in the 2008 Chortle Student Comedy Awards and a 2009 Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Nominee, Chris has just returned from a sell-out run of his first Edinburgh solo stand-up show, Chris Ramsey: Aggrophobic.

Irven Lewis

Recommended for ages 3+ Book by 1st January 2011 and get tickets for this peformance for £6 Adults and £4 concessions and £18 Family

Box office: 01226 327 000 Book Tickets Online at: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk


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Music Date: Saturday 19 February Venue: Assembly Room Time: 8pm Adults: £12 Concessions: £10 www.sarahgillespie.com

Sarah Gillespie Live

With her distinctive delivery, Sarah Gillespie is a passionate and formidable storyteller – wrestling with the toils of life, love and yearning in a style that blends everyday banter with raw poetry. The influences of Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and The Velvet Underground can clearly be heard. Her dynamic band not only includes the album’s producer Gilad Atzmon on accordion, clarinet and sax, but also features renowned jazz drummer and percussionist Enzo Zirilli, with Ben Bastin on double bass.

An Evening With Date: Friday 25 February Venue: Assembly Room Time: 7.30pm Adults: £12 Concessions: £10

The hapless and hilarious tale of a life lived under the constant and ruthless reign of a chocolate biscuit… Lumped into ‘the too fat for potatoes group’ by her mother, carefree eating isn’t something Arabella Weir had much experience of growing up. Written with startling frankness, Arabella unravels her own eating history in this humorous appraisal of our attitudes towards eating disorders and obesity.

★★★★ THE GUARDIAN “Haunting tunes and striking lyrics …” ­ ★★★­THE INDEPENDENT ★

Not easy for someone who still can’t be alone unsupervised in a room with a packet of chocolate biscuits.

Family Date: Sunday 27 February Venue: Assembly Room Time: 2.30pm Adults: £8 Concessions: £6 Family Ticket: £20 www.garlictheatre.org.uk

Garlic Theatre

Little Red Robin Hood “What big eyes you have … sheriff … sorry … grandma.” A merry mix up in the forest involving glove puppets, false teeth and a frying pan. Why is Robin Hood wearing girls clothes and what is lurking behind the trees? Is it the Sheriff of Nottingham or the big bad wolf? Two classic tales are interwoven in a fast and funny family show, with generous helpings of slapstick, clowning and musical delights. Suitable for ages 4+ Book by 1st January 2011 and get tickets for this peformance for £6 Adults and £4 concessions and £18 Family

Arabella Weir

The Real Me is Thin Box office: 01226 327 000 Book Tickets Online at: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk


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Does revenge justify murder?

Comedy

Music

Date: Wednesday 2 March – Thursday 3 March Venue: Assembly Room Time: 7.30pm Adults: £10 Concessions: £8 www.icarustheatre.org

The King of Denmark is dead. Consumed with grief, Prince Hamlet devotes himself to avenging his father’s death with devastating consequences for his family and the Kingdom.

Date: Friday 4 March Venue: Assembly Room Time: 8pm Adults: £12 Concessions: £10

Date: Saturday 5 March Venue: Assembly Room Time: 8pm Adults: £16 Concessions: £14 www.hazeloconnor.com

Book by 1st January 2011 and get tickets for this performance for £9 Adults and £7 concessions

The spirit of a murdered king, the wrath of a vengeful son, and the turmoil of Denmark in 1601. Shakespeare’s most iconic and challenging play, tells the tale of the young Prince Hamlet avenging his father’s death and fighting the new King who stole his throne.

Hazel O’Connor and The Bluja Project

Blending traditional and physical theatre with a musical score, Icarus Theatre Collective brings vividly to life some of literature’s most vibrant language and characters. This brand new production portrays Shakespeare’s definitive tragedy of justice and revenge.

featuring Clare Hirst on saxaphone/vocals (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) and Sarah Fisher on piano/vocals (Eurythmics, Sax In The City)

Avalon Present

Craig Campbell live How much could ‘Ludo’ the dog on Craig’s poster have in common with his namesake ‘Ludwig van B’!? As much as Craig Campbell’s storytelling could compare with King Billy C’s, this reality didn’t prevent the Edinburgh Evening News from claiming that ‘he spin’s a yarn like a younger version of the Monarch himself!’

Icarus Theatre Collective and Harrogate Theatre present a national tour of

Hamlet: Prince of Denmark

by William Shakespeare Directed by Max Lewendel

Striding into the spotlight with cult movie Breaking Glass, Hazel immediately became an iconic figure. Live and onstage, her ageless songs from the soundtrack – Eighth Day, Will You and Big Brother – seem even more relevant in our present times. Relive the songs along with recent favourites Driftwood, and Rebecca. Be seduced by her moving stories and Bluja’s unique slant on timeless classics – My Funny Valentine, God Bless The Child and Summertime. The superb blend of the three voices adds a sweet touch of class to their vibrant performance. “Here is a singer cast in the Billie HolidayEdith Piaf mould…” MUSIC WEEK

Choosing between talking down the compliment’s obvious hyperbole with humility as a gentleman would, or flogging it relentlessly as a desperate egotist with a black hole for a soul would, I’ve chosen the latter and much lower path. Come to Craig’s show, or he’ll hurt the dog! Suitable for Ages 14+ Box office: 01226 327 000 Book Tickets Online at: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk


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Dance Date: Thursday 10 March Venue: Assembly Room Time: 7.30pm Adults: £12 Concessions: £10 www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk

Book any 2 shows across the whole season and try this performance for just a fiver! Book by 1st January 2011 and get tickets for this performance for £9 Adults and £7 concessions

Family

Theatre

Date: Sunday 13 March Venue: Assembly Room Time: 2.30pm Adults: £8 Concessions: £6 Family Ticket: £20 www.lyngo.co.uk

Date: Thursday 17 March Venue: Assembly Room Time: 7.30pm Adults: £10 Concessions: £8 www.theatrealibi.co.uk

Phoenix Dance Theatre

Lyngo Theatre

Reflected

A Room in the Sky

works by Ben Duke and Raquel Meseguer, Philip Taylor, Sharon Watson and Richard Wherlock Internationally renowned contemporary dance company Phoenix Dance Theatre visit Barnsley for the first time under new Artistic Director Sharon Watson with Reflected. Since her appointment in 2009 Watson has revitalised Phoenix, taking the company back to what it does best – compelling, entertaining and diverse mixed programmes – and reintroducing classic pieces from Phoenix’s rich history. As Phoenix celebrates its 30th birthday, Reflected offers the perfect opportunity to get reacquainted with this exciting company. The bill features two new dance works; Richard Wherlock’s sensual and vibrant Switch and the dynamic, innovative Melt by Watson herself. Philip Taylor’s What It Is is a sultry, playful, take on love and sexuality set to a mesmerising Amy Winehouse soundtrack, and there is also a welcome return for audience favourite Pave Up Paradise, Ben Duke and Raquel Meseguer’s tongue in cheek retelling of the story of Adam and Eve.

The sky is so big and everything comes from it; light and shadow, clouds and rain make all the green grass and the woolly sheep. Come and play with all the sky things, the world will seem a bigger place afterwards … Suitable for ages 3+

Book by 1st January 2011 and get tickets for this peformance for £6 Adults and £4 concessions and £18 Family

Book any 2 shows across the whole season and try this performance for just a fiver! Book by 1st January 2011 and get tickets for this performance for £9 Adults and £7 concessions

Theatre Alibi

Goucher’s War by Daniel Jamieson The Reverend Donald Goucher is a popular children’s writer, but his tales of a mischievous pig called Hiawyn are now so dark they are seriously unsuitable. When the supremo of a military dirty tricks outfit sets Goucher to work writing stories about his pig wreaking havoc behind enemy lines – an exploding souvenir of the Eiffel Tower, a lethal shaving brush, a deadly Chianti bottle – things get badly out of hand and the stuff of fancy turns nasty and very, very real … Wildly comic and disturbing, Goucher’s War explodes with powerful physical performance, live music and inspired animation by Forkbeard Fantasy.

Simon and Simon Photography

One of Britain’s most inventive companies THE GUARDIAN

A company of enormous, curious inventiveness THE TIMES

Suitable for ages 14+ Box office: 01226 327 000 Book Tickets Online at: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk


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Music/ Comedy Date: Sunday 20 March Venue: Assembly Room Time: 7.30pm Adults: £14.50 No concessions www.singalonga.net

Family

Comedy

Date: Sunday 27 March Venue: Assembly Room Time: 2.30pm Adults: £8 Concessions: £6 Family Ticket: £20 www.indigomoontheatre.com

Date: Wednesday 30 March Venue: Assembly Room Time: 8.00pm Adults: £15 No concessions

Book by 1st January 2011 and get tickets for this peformance for £6 Adults and £4 concessions and £18 Family

Avalon Present

Greg Davies

Firing Cheeseballs At A Dog ***** MAIL ON SUNDAY Indigo Moon Theatre

The Lost Forest From the producers of the smash hit “Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music”

SING-A-LONG-A

Rocky Horror Picture Show (12)

You may have seen it before … but never like this! The Campest Cult Classic of all time gets the Sing-A-Long-A treatment it’s been screaming for! Featuring the film, starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Meatloaf and Richard O’Brien, it’s the most outrageous, riotous, kitsch, wonderful romp ever. If you’ve done The Time Warp before, you’ll never have done it quite like this! Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended! Suitable for ages 12+

There’s magic and mayhem in the rainforest! Animals homes are at risk as bulldozers and diggers crash their way through trees and foliage. Who will come to the rescue and fight the evil Endorro? Can we save the rainforest?

***** THE INDEPENDENT

Greg Davies’ hotly anticipated debut solo show was a critically lauded sellout smash hit at the 2010 Edinburgh festival, picking up a prestigious nomination for the Fosters Comedy Award (formerly the Perrier). You’ll already know him as the psychotic Head of Sixth Form, Mr Gilbert in The Inbetweeners (Ch4), as the most out-of-shape member of ‘We are Klang’ (BBC3) as team captain on Ask Rhod Gilbert (BBC1). Now’s your chance to see his incredible debut stand-up show. It promises to address every single issue important to the human race. But it lies – it won’t address any.

***** SUNDAY TELEGRAPH ***** CHORTLE

Come though, it’ll be funny.

***** TIME OUT

The Lost Forest takes a vital concern and turns it into a fun and dynamic show, using Wayang Golek (colourful rod puppets from West Java), stunning rainforest projections, shadow theatre and original music. “Excellent, full of magic and wonder.... extremely entertaining.” Recommended for ages 5+ Box office: 01226 327 000 Book Tickets Online at: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk


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Gallery Date: Thursday 31 March – Friday 20 May Venue: The Gallery@ Time: Daily Free admission www.barnsleycivic.co.uk

Little Black Dress

Charting the history of the little black dress from its conception by Coco Chanel in 1926 to the present day, this multimedia exhibition will feature some of the most memorable little black dress moments from fashion, film and pop culture. Marking the 85th anniversary of Chanel’s contribution to the fashion world, the exhibition presents a simple chronology through the last nine decades, exploring how the little black dress has adapted to the changing experience of woman and the world in which she belongs.

A stunning and dramatic catwalk premiering a collection of contemporary interpretations of this timeless wardrobe staple will be unveiled to the visitor as they move around this exhibition treat. Little Black Dress has been curated by Pollyanna Clayton-Stamm. The tour is based on the original exhibition at Urbis, Manchester, 2006.

Britton Brothers Photography

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Music

Music

Date: Thursday 31 March – Friday 20 May Venue: The Panorama Time: Daily Free admission www.barnsleycivic.co.uk

Date: Friday 1 April Venue: Assembly Room Time: 8pm Adults: £16 No concessions www.showofhands.co.uk

Date: Saturday 2 April – Sunday 3 April Venue: Kingstone School, Barnsley Time: From 12pm www.barnsleyacousticroots.co.uk

Barnsley Acoustic Roots Festival present

Building upon the success of the first Barnsley Acoustic Roots Festival in 2010, The Civic is delighted to be part of a weekend of outstanding music with artists from America joining the best from the British Isles. The Festival will also support local musicians, with the winners of the ‘Rising Stars Auditions’ taking the stage alongside the headline acts.

Show of Hands Ane Christensen Working with Flow Gallery, London, The Civic is delighted to bring this internationally acclaimed maker to Barnsley. Since graduating in 1999 she has worked full time as a designer and maker in metal. She works on a range of subjects and scales, from candlesticks and fruit bowls to abstract vessels and large scale sculptural pieces using several different metals from sterling silver, aluminium and brass. Ane’s work explores the boundaries between functionality and sculptural form. The starting point for all her work is the simple geometry of spun forms, tubing and flat sheet, then interrupting and deconstructing using piercing, scoring & folding and hand forming. Ane draws inspiration for her work from the urban landscape, especially from building sites, architectural decay and negative spaces between buildings.

Cara Dillon

plus support

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Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are widely acknowledged as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. Knightley, who writes most of their inspired material and Beer, a dazzling multi instrumentalist, have built up a huge following which has seen them sell out the Royal Albert Hall three times, headline major festivals from Glastonbury to WOMAD and playing all over the world, from Europe to America, Australia and India. Voted Best Live Act by the public at the 2004 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

for further information. And, don’t forget, book before 1 February 2011 and get over 10% off the cost of a weekend ticket.

‘Formidable operators in the roots arena. A class act’ THE INDEPENDENT Part of the 2011 Barnsley Acoustic Festival at The Civic and Kingstone School. For more details visit

Karine Polwart

www.barnsleyaccoustic.co.uk

Date: Saturday 2 April and Sunday 3 April Venue: The Kingstone School Time: From 12pm Festival Ticket Prices Weekend tickets (all concerts) before 1 February £50.00 Weekend tickets (all concerts) from 1 February £56.00 Saturday day ticket (afternoon & evening) £20.00 Sunday day ticket (afternoon & evening) £20.00 Saturday & Sunday afternoon tickets £10.00 each day Saturday & Sunday evening tickets £15.00 each day Friday evening ticket (The Civic) £16.00

www.barnsleyacousticroots.co.uk

2 April 2011, Kingstone School, Barnsley Karine Polwart Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams (USA) Carrivick Sisters, Nigel Stoner Stephanie Lambring, Dave Burland

3 April 2011, Kingstone School, Barnsley Cara Dillon Vin Garbutt Larkin Poe (USA) Sharon King and the Reckless Angels Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Rob

Box office: 01226 327 000 Book Tickets Online at: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk


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Date: Saturday 2 April Venue: Assembly Room Time: 7.30pm Adults: £10 Concessions: £8 www.futurelegend.co.uk

Date: Friday 8 April Venue: Assembly Room Time: 7.30pm Adults: £10 Concessions: £8 www.londonclassictheatre.co.uk

After Miss Julie by Patrick Marber

“An unforgettable night of white-hot theatrical intensity.” DAILY TELEGRAPH

Book any 2 shows across the whole season and try this performance for just a fiver!

Book by 1st January 2011 and get tickets for this performance for £9 Adults and £7 concessions

July 1945. A country house near London. Celebrations for the Labour Party’s landslide election victory are in full swing. The lady of the house, Miss Julie, descends into the servants’ kitchen to seek out John, her father’s chauffeur. As the night draws in and flirtation turns to passion, the two lovers embark on a consuming and deadly dance of desire.

Future Legend Theatre Company brings you a brand new thriller with a sting in its tail. Twinwood Airfield, Bedfordshire, December 15 1999. The setting: a damp and dreary dressing room. As a Frank Sinatra tribute artist prepares for his final performance, a stranger enters dressed in U.S. Military uniform … However, something is wrong; a disturbing truth is about to be revealed. Including real life accounts from around the time of Major Miller’s disappearance, this new play explores one of World War Two’s unsolved mysteries.

London Classic Theatre

Sex, class and ambition battle for centre stage as Patrick Marber relocates Strindberg’s brutal, sensual love story to post-war England. Book any 2 shows across the whole season and try this performance for just a fiver!

Future Legend Theatre Company

Book by 1st January 2011 and get tickets for this performance for £9 Adults and £7 concessions

The Glenn Miller Mystery Box office: 01226 327 000 Book Tickets Online at: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk


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Comedy

Date: Sunday 10 April Venue: Assembly Room Time: 2.30pm Adults: £8 Concessions: £6 Family Ticket: £20 www.angelhearttheatre.com

Date: Saturday 16 April Venue: Assembly Room Time: 8pm Adults: £15 No concessions www.richardherring.com

Avalon presents Book by 1st January 2011 and get tickets for this peformance for £6 Adults and £4 concessions and £18 Family

Richard Herring

Christ on a Bike: The Second Coming Angel Heart Theatre

“Hilarious. Makes the bible something of a comedy classic” THE GUARDIAN

Malina’s Dream

“The best comic of his generation” GQ

A show about friendship and finding the way between two worlds. Malina is a young Inuit girl who lives with Grandpa in the land of the midnight sun. Into her frozen world comes a dream, and in that dream comes a stranger whose ship is crushed in the ice. When Malina discovers her dream has become real she knows only she can save the stranger’s life … with just a little help from Grandpa and his magic drum! Breath-taking puppets, shadow puppetry, live music and a specially commissioned soundtrack create an unforgettable experience of magical theatre. Recommended for ages 4+

Theatre

“Jesus was cool, it’s just all the people who follow him who are such idiots. He’s like the Fonz in that respect.”

Date: Thursday 21 April Venue: Assembly Room Time: 7.30pm Adults: £10 Concessions: £8 www.fuzzylogictheatre.co.u.k

Hitler Moustached star and avowed atheist Richard Herring resurrects and revamps his first and favourite solo show, exploring his strange obsession and affinity with the Messiah. “I’m not saying I am Jesus … that is for other people to say.” Asking all the great theological questions like “Why did Jesus always call Simon “Peter”? Is it like the way Trigger always calling Rodney “Dave”?”

Book any 2 shows across the whole season and try this performance for just a fiver! Book by 1st January 2011 and get tickets for this performance for £9 Adults and £7 concessions

Family Date: Sunday 24 April Venue: Assembly Room Time: 1pm and 3pm Adults: £8 Concessions: £6 Family Ticket: £20

Book by 1st January 2011 and get tickets for this peformance for £6 Adults and £4 concessions and £18 Family

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The Way Back Home

Fuzzy Logic

By Oliver Jeffers

Optimism

An inter-galactic adventure tale for families and young children.

You want to be loved. People love lambs, so... become a lamb. Most people know when they’ve made a wrong decision. But what happens when someone is convinced theirs is the right one? Optimism is a twisted tale of desire and self worth told through the eyes of an idiot. Blending dark clown with multimedia and unusual physicality, this production is both brutal and dreamlike, presenting a constant stream of unlikely characters, peculiar situations and striking visuals. In the face of constant rejection, “Optimism” may not always be the best defence.

One day a boy finds a plane in his cupboard. He flies his plane higher and higher until he runs out of petrol and lands on the moon. He is frightened, lost and alone until a passing Martian lands there too! Who is the strange alien? Can they be friends? And how will they find their way back home??? Created by the team behind the hit shows Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and The Night Before Christmas and is presented as a co-production with Theatre Royal Winchester Recommended for ages 3+

Box office: 01226 327 000 Book Tickets Online at: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk


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Date: Friday 29 April Venue: Assembly Room Time: 7.30pm Adults: £15 No concessions www.4poofsandapiano.com

Lifetime Membership: £1 Member Admission: £4 Concessionary Member Admission: £3 Member Guest: £5

4 Poofs and a Piano have become the nation’s favourite house band thanks to the hugely popular Bafta Award Winning, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on BBC1. Since bursting onto our screens in 2001, the boys have provided musical introductions for many of the worlds biggest stars and have sung with Jimmy Osmond, Mark Ronson, Neil Diamond and Benny from Abba. After three sell out shows at the Edinburgh Festival, a successful 60 date UK tour and nine glorious years as Jonathan Ross’ House Band, the fabulous foursome are raring to go and delighted to present their Edinburgh smash Smoke and Mirrorballs. In this brilliant new show, Stephen, Dave, David and Ian tear it up with a double helping of frisky footwork and musical madness. “ … cabaret at its most sparkling” SUNDAY TIMES “Has you crossing your legs with Delight”

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Cinema@ The Civic exists to show critically acclaimed iconic, cult and classic English and foreign language films, mostly released within the previous 12 months, along with iconic, cult and classic films. A membership is required to see our selection, this season including the Oscar winning Hurt Locker and Nowhere Boy, but never fear a lifetime membership is now just £1 and each film is just £4 or £3 for concessions. Members can bring a guest along for just £5.

A social discussion about the film and films in general (nothing too heavy) will take place, for those who wish to remain, after the film. Doors will open at 6.30pm Films start at 7pm www.barnsleycivic.co.uk *The Civic reserves the right to make changes to the advertised schedule.

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Discounts and Concessions The Civic offers discounts to the following people: under 16s, students in full time education, disabled people, 60+ in full time retirement, job seekers and participants of the New Deal. Discounts are subject to availability and may vary according to the visiting producer and the show. Concession prices are shown when they apply.

Terms and Conditions All tickets and discounts subject to availability. Unless otherwise stated, discounts and concessions apply to full price tickets only and cannot be applied retrospectively, combined or used in conjunction with any other offers. The management reserves the right not to admit latecomers until the interval and to refuse admission. We regret that tickets cannot normally be exchanged, nor money refunded. The Civic reserves the right to change events, dates, times and artists without notice. Please contact the Box Office for updated information, especially if travelling some distance. When processing your booking the Box Office will ask you your name, address and telephone number. This information may be used to keep you informed about forthcoming events at The Civic with your agreement. All information correct at time of going to press.

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Payment and Ticket Collection Tickets can be paid for by cheque, postal order, credit or debit card. Please make cheques payable to Barnsley Civic Enterprise Ltd. There is a transaction fee of £1.00 per booking, except for bookings made in person at the box office using cash or cheque, From 1st January 2011 there will be a Transaction fee of £1.50 per booking, except for bookings made in person at the box office using cash or cheque. All tickets booked 7 days in advance will be posted to you at no extra charge. Tickets purchased less than 7 days in advance should be collected from the Box Office.

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Access Information and Discounts The Civic welcomes disabled visitors. There is a two for one discount for those disabled patrons who need to be accompanied by a carer/companion. Assistance dogs are allowed into the building and water may be provided for them from Reception.

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How To Book You can book by phone, online, fax, post or in person. When booking by fax or post please remember to include full performance details (e.g. evening/matinee performance) payment method (e.g. card details), your name, address, postcode and, very importantly, your telephone number.

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Box Office The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley S70 2HZ

Data Protection The Civic is managed by Barnsley Civic Enterprise Ltd. We will add or retain your details to keep you informed about future events, special offers and other developments. If you do not wish to receive further information from us or other approved parties, please mention at the time of booking.

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The Civic Opening Hours The Civic is open 7 days a week Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm Sunday 10am – 4pm Last admission to the Gallery@ will be 15 minutes prior to the closing time. The Box office will remain open until 30 minutes after the start of all performances.

Refunds and Exchanges We regret that tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged. If a performance is sold out tickets may be returned to the Box Office for re-sale although no guarantee can be given for a re-sale.

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Christmas Opening Hours The Civic will be closed from Thursday 23 December and reopen on Tuesday 4 January 2011. 24 hour online booking via our website will still be available

Tel: 01226 327 000 Fax: 01226 327 020 Groups: 0845 1800 363 Email: enquiries@barnsleycivic.co.uk

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Opening Times and Booking Information

24 hour online booking www.barnsleycivic.co.uk

P By Bus All buses terminate at Barnsley Interchange. Leave by the main entrance and head up Regent Street South, The Civic is on your left after approximately 200 yards.

By Rail Trains run frequently to Barnsley Interchange from Huddersfield, Leeds and Sheffield. Leave by the main entrance and head up Regent Street South, The Civic is on your left after approximately 200 yards.

By Road The Civic is situated in the heart of Barnsley Town centre, from junction 37 M1 follow signs for Town Centre.

Car Parking The nearest car parking to The Civic is available at the Court House Car Park, County Way, S70 2DT, just off Regent Street. Car Parking is free after 6pm, and on Saturdays and Sunday (subject to change). Disabled Car Parking There are a limited number of parking spaces for disabled badge holders on Hanson Street. There is also an area on Hanson for drop off only.

Box office: 01226 327 000 Book Tickets Online at: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk


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event Under Milk Wood Nearly The Goat Howard Marks: An Audience with Mr. Nice Street Art: Contemporary Prints from the V&A Eine The Return of Boothby Graffoe Jenny Eclair: Old Dog, New Tricks Little Johnny England Storm in a Teacup Tavaziva Dance: Double Take Peter & the Wolf Tom Deacon and Chris Ramsey Live Sarah Gillespie Live Arabella Weir: The Real Me is Thin Little Red Robin Hood Hamlet: The Prince of Denmark Craig Campbell Hazel O’Connor and The Bluja Project Phoenix Dance Theatre: Reflected A Room in the Sky Goucher’s War Sing-a-long-a-Rocky Horror Picture Show The Lost Forest Greg Davies Little Black Dress Ane Christensen Show of Hands Barnsley Acoustic Roots Festival The Glenn Miller Mystery After Miss Julie Malina’s Dream Richard Herring Christ on a Bike: The Second Coming Optimism The Way Back Home 4 Poofs and a Piano

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The Lounge Fresh Gourmet Coffee, drinks and food 8am–6pm Monday–Saturday 8am–Late Friday to Saturday 12pm–Late Sunday Tel: 01226 770706 www.koffibeancompany.co.uk Box office: 0845 1800 363 Book Tickets Online at: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk

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