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MAY - AUGUST 2018 LIVE EVENTS LIVE SCREENINGS FILM CAFÉ BAR EXHIBITIONS EDUCATION BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP PARTICIPATION

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WELCOME Welcome to our May to August season here at The Courtyard. We are delighted that we’re able to bring to Hereford, such a wide variety of productions for you to choose from. There really is something for everyone within our programme. The May to August season is a prelude to our very exciting 20th Anniversary year which will begin in September with a variety of exciting events and productions happening at The Courtyard throughout our 20th year! In the meantime, The Courtyard continues to provide a platform for the arts in many ways, not just on stage but, also throughout the community of Herefordshire. Our work in the community, through our education, outreach and participatory programmes continue to flourish and our work with arts and people living with dementia is nationally and internationally acclaimed. The Courtyard is, of course, your arts centre and we rely on you to support us through purchasing tickets, becoming a Friend or Patron and using our fantastic Café Bar to remain as Herefordshire’s Centre for the Arts for generations to come. Very best wishes

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CAFÉ BAR EVENTS

SATURDAY CAFÉ

OPEN MIC NIGHT

Come to The Courtyard’s Café Bar and listen to some top local talent thanks to The Music Pool – most Saturdays 12noon to 2pm. We will be taking a summer break during August

First Tuesday of the month at 8pm. A great opportunity for emerging local talent of all ages. Please note there is no Open Mic in August

For dates and acts look online at courtyard.org.uk

We are looking ahead to the summer here at The Café Bar. As the days get warmer and the evenings get lighter it’s a perfect time to catch up with friends and family for a meal in our beautiful dining area. Whilst our salad selection is incredibly popular all year round it really comes into its own during the warmer months for customers looking for a light bite in the sunshine. The salad bar features a wide selection of freshly prepared choices, inspired from all corners of the globe, which often leaves customers spoilt for choice! We will be offering a new, seasonal menu that really makes the most of the summer sunshine from March onwards and are excited to unveil some new vegetarian and vegan options.

Prosecco and Sweet Treats listed on selected events throughout the guide.

Looking to add some glamour to your evening out? Then why not treat yourself to Prosecco and Sweet Treats in the interval this season?

This decadent delight is available for just £7.50 on selected shows and can be pre-ordered via Box Office.

To find out more or to book your table for pre-show dining call 01432 346525 or email catering@courtyard.org.uk You can see our latest menus online at courtyard.org.uk/cafe-bar


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GROUPS 1-2-3 This season, The Courtyard is launching its new groups package for bookers of 10+ tickets. Throughout the brochure selected shows will have a special rate for the following offer: GROUP WITH 10-19 TICKETS £1 OFF PER TICKET GROUPS WITH 20-29 TICKETS £2 OFF PER TICKET GROUPS WITH 30+ TICKETS £3 OFF PER TICKET

This season we have a great selection of live events with a strong female influence from music to theatre for audiences to support women in the entertainment industry as a key vehicle to its development and change. Here is a list of the events: Book two of the F Rated events and get 20% off, book three or more and get 30% off the ticket price. Offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or membership discount.

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Along with your tickets you can book in special hospitality packages in a specific room/area. From Canapés to drinks these packages can be pre-booked with your tickets to offer a unique VIP package.

For more information visit Box Office or contact The Courtyard on boxoffice@courtyard.org.uk

THE YORUBA WOMEN’S CHOIR

(Female Singers) FRIDAY 25 MAY

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SCHEHERAZADE SCHEHERAZA 1001 NIGHTS (Female dancer/ performer) FRI FRIDAY 29 JUNE

THE TIME MACHINE

(Female Director) SAT SATURDAY 28 JULY


APRIL HIGHLIGHTS

LONDON MOZART PLAYERS

FRIDAY 6 – THURSDAY 12 APRIL (VARIOUS TIMES)

LUCY WORSLEY: AT HOME WITH JANE AUSTEN

PETER RABBIT (PG) TICKETS £7, CONCESSIONS £6.50, CHILDREN UNDER 16 £5

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KATHY LETTE’S GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT

DRACULA: THE BLOODY TRUTH

TICKETS £16, CONCESSIONS £14, FAMILY TICKET £52

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DRACULA THE BLOODY TRUTH

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TUESDAY 1 MAY FROM 8PM

OPEN MIC NIGHT 6

TICKETS FREE CAFE BAR EVENT LIVE SCREENING

THURSDAY 3 MAY 7.15PM

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE PRESENT

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TICKETS £18, CONCESSIONS £15

THURSDAY 3 MAY 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

ROCK FOR HEROES Bringing the perfect combination of Rock & Pop artists across the eras, in celebration of Help for Heroes. There will be a collection for Help for Heroes after every show. Performed by a full live rock band and superb singers. With music from artists such as Dire Straits, Status Quo, Queen, David Bowie, Bryan Adams & so many more. TICKETS £23, CONCESSIONS £22 FUNDRAISING IN SUPPORT OF HELP FOR HEROES

FRIDAY 4 & SATURDAY 5 MAY 7PM MAIN HOUSE

ASPIRE DANCE SHOWCASE

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SATURDAY 5 MAY 11AM STUDIO THEATRE

LYNGO THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT

THERE AND BACK AGAIN

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Follow CBeebies Patrick Lynch as he uses a pioneering mix of live cinema and theatre to take you on a thrilling ride across the magical world of ancient Greece. With miniature sets he directs the lights, camera and action in front of your eyes to show the famous battles, floating islands, one-eyed giants and angry Gods that make up Ulysees’ 20 year struggle to get back home. TICKETS £7.50 SUITABLE FOR AGES 6 YEARS+

Family Saturdays Supported by

COURTYARD FAMILY SATURDAYS Free pre-show 3D boat art activity from 10.30am

FRIDAY 11 MAY 8PM

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MACBETH (15) TICKETS £14

SATURDAY 12 MAY 7.45PM STUDIO THEATRE

HERVEY 1737 is a bad year for the Royal Family. King George II and Queen Caroline loathe their son and heir, the Prince of Wales; and the Prince of Wales loathes them back, with interest. Fanning the flames of this bitter feud is the Queen’s Vice-Chamberlain, the witty and vicious Lord Hervey, whose uninhibited reminiscences provide a wickedly entertaining picture of Georgian life-at-the-top, in this one-man show by A.P.Waxkirsh. TICKETS £15, CONCESSIONS £12


Illustrations © Tony Ross, 2011 Cover lettering of author’s name ©Quentin Blake, 2010

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TUESDAY 8 MAY 7PM, WEDNESDAY 9 MAY 1PM & 7PM, THURSDAY 10 MAY 11AM & 7PM, FRIDAY 11AM & 7PM, SATURDAY 12 MAY 2.30PM & 7PM

“Kids loved this show. Every comic opportunity is grasped”

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GANGSTA GRANNY

It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny! From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories comes the award-winning West End production of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children. TICKETS £23.50, CONCESSIONS £18.50

“Brilliantly adapted and directed, this is a cracker of a show! Totally grantastic!” Mail on Sunday HHHH “The brilliant Birmingham Stage Company have produced a fantastic show. It’s superb. And so much better than the book!” David Walliams Image: Mark Douet

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EDGE 2018 Experience a whirlwind of movement as EDge Dance Company presents four brand new pieces by award winning choreographers with energy and prowess. This unusual programme by Philippe Blanchard, Tamsin Fitzgerald, Athina Vahla and Ben Wright ranges from the poetic to the wild. Edge is the postgraduate dance company of London Contemporary Dance School. TICKETS £12, CONCESSIONS £10 SCHOOLS/COLLEGES £5.50 THE PERFORMANCE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A POST-SHOW Q&A

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THURSDAY 17 MAY 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

ROCKET MAN

A TRIBUTE TO ELTON JOHN Combining breath-taking vocal and piano performances, flamboyant costumes, a dazzling light show - all accompanied by an outstanding band and backing vocals.

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Travel back in time and be treated to all the hits such as Crocodile Rock, Philadelphia Freedom, Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting, Are You Ready for Love, I’m Still Standing, I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues, Tiny Dancer, Your Song and of course Rocket Man. TICKETS £24.50, CONCESSIONS £22.50 PROSECCO AND SWEET TREATS £7.50 OR

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As a Christian Science practitioner, Phillip talks about his significant and transformational healing after visiting a Christian Science lecture for the first time, in Hereford, some years ago. He says: “from that moment on I knew I had found something very special and could hardly wait to explain this experience to others - this ability to love and be loved by God” Sponsored by the First Church of Christ Scientist Hereford www.christianscience.org.uk/hereford TICKETS – FREE (BOOKING ESSENTIAL)

FRIDAY 18 MAY 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

BRIAN CONLEY STILL THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER, IN HIS PRICE RANGE The multi- talented and irrepressible Brian Conley returns to the stage with his brand new show Featuring brand new comedy, sketches and songs alongside some of his best-known material from stage and screen. Brian Conley remains one of this country’s most loved entertainers. TICKETS £24 Sponsored by


TUESDAY 22 MAY 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

SATURDAY 19 MAY 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

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AN AUDIENCE WITH KATE HUMBLE

RED LADDER THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

THE DAMNED UNITED

Kate Humble is a writer and broadcaster specialising in science, wildlife and rural affairs. Together with her husband Ludo she lives in permanently muddy jeans on a smallholding in Wales.

1974. Brian Clough, the enfant terrible of British football, tries to redeem his career and reputation by winning the European Cup with his new team, Leeds United. The team he has openly despised for years, the team he hates and which hates him, Don Revie’s Leeds. Adapted from David Peace’s brilliant and ingenious novel, The Damned United takes you inside the tortured mind of a genius slamming up against his limits, and brings to life the beauty and brutality of football, the working man’s ballet. FR PATIENDS & R

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The second series of Kate’s popular BBC programme Back to the Land will air in 2018 and will be the latest in a long line of programmes Kate has presented for the BBC including Springwatch and Autumm Watch, Wild Shepherdess, Yellowstone: Wildest Winter to Blazing Summer, Curious Creatures and Extreme Wives with Kate Humble. Her latest book ‘Friend for Life: The Extraordinary Partnership between Humans & Dogs’ is out in paperback. FRIE R

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THURSDAY 24 MAY 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

THE BLUEJAYS

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Much more than just a concert show, The Bluejays take you on a historical journey via breathtaking renditions of the biggest hits of the era from 1955-59 including; Rock Around The Clock, That’s All Right, That’ll Be The Day, Tutti Frutti, Summertime Blues, Johnny B. Goode, Wake Up Little Susie, La Bamba, A Teenager In Love and many more. £10 £20 TICKETS £22, CONCESSIONS £8 OR

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FRIDAY 25 MAY 7.45PM STUDIO THEATRE

SHEELANAGIG Putting both groove and stomp into a selection of traditional and original European folk music dating from the medieval times to present day, it’s difficult – nay, impossible – for your limbs to remain stationary when you’re within earshot of them in full flight. Expect fun, a lot of laughs and some great music. TICKETS £15, CONCESSIONS £12

FRIDAY 25 MAY 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

THE YORUBA WOMEN’S CHOIR

Nigeria’s Yoruba Women Choir is one of the world’s greatest choirs. The soulful harmonies of founder and Director Funmi Olawumi, the 10 singers, and the infectious rhythms of their 6-piece band are combined to create an uplifting musical experience. Mixing secular and non-secular songs together they create joyful songs that lift your spirit and soothes your soul. The choir’s exquisite harmonies are as deep as the ocean and their performances have won many fans from all over the world. TICKETS £22, CONCESSIONS £20


THURSDAY 31 MAY 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

SATURDAY 26 MAY 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

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SOLOIST RECITAL WITH MARTIN ROSCOE Programme includes: Mozart Fantasy in D minor K.397, Schumann Scenes from Childhood Op.15, Beethoven Sonata in C sharp minor Op.27/2 “Moonlight”, Debussy Children’s Corner, Chopin Ballade No.1 Op.23, Chopin Nocturne in D flat Op.27/2, Chopin Polonaise in A flat Op.53. One of Britain’s best loved pianists, Martin Roscoe has appeared as a soloist with many of the UK’s leading orchestras, including the BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Hallé, Manchester Camerata, and with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. TICKETS £18

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SPECIALS AT Puttin on the Ritz, Sweet THE CAFE Georgia Brown, The Lullaby BAR of Broadway as well as hot numbers from the twenties such as Duke Ellington’s Black and Tan Fantasy, not forgetting the beautiful numbers that were sung by Al Bowlly, and arranged to perfection by Ray Noble. Laced with a liberal dose of British humour in its presentation; it is an evening of pure joy for those who love Swing, 20’s and 30’s music. FR TICKETS £20 PATIENDS £10 RON & £8 DB S COME DRESSED IN 1920S COSTUME AND GET A DISCOUNT OFF YOUR COCKTAIL! OR

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MEMBERSHIPS Join one of our membership schemes and enjoy a host of benefits whilst supporting The Courtyard’s work. Which membership is right for you? FRIENDS AND PATRONS Support our work and enjoy a host of benefits including; Ticket discounts on selected live shows and all film screenings Parking passes from Patron level upwards Social events, plus meet and greets Seasonal Newsletter BOX OFFICE

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MEET AND GREET FOR PATRONS - IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST


SATURDAY 2 JUNE 7PM SUNDAY 3 JUNE 4PM & 7PM STUDIO THEATRE

SOLD OUT

FESTIVAL!

BY PENTABUS YOUNG WRITERS Imagine a place where anything is possible. Where time stands still and you could have the most thrilling or terrifying day of your life. Pentabus Young Company Writers present an immersive journey into the field of festivals.

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From friends falling in love to multiple reality mysteries, come and see inside the imaginations of our Young Writers, professionally produced by Pentabus Theatre. FRIDAY 1 & SATURDAY 2 JUNE 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

X-ENTRICITY PRESENTS

Following on from the success of the fabulous Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, X-Entricity make a welcome return to The Courtyard. A Night at the Musicals will be a showcase of songs from the very best musicals around. As well as X-Entricity favourites such as; Les Miserables, Grease and, of course, Priscilla, as well as songs from the shows, including Hamilton, Dreamgirls, Book of Mormon, Sponsored by Blood Brothers, Matilda and Chicago.

Supported by The Haystack Trust

TICKETS £10, CONCESSIONS £8

Image: Nick Lattey

A NIGHT AT THE MUSICALS

The writers are all aged 16-25. They’ve spent the last 9 months learning about playwriting, mentored by Pentabus Theatre. Each play has been written following workshops with professional actors, directors, designers and playwrights.

TICKETS £15 PROSECCO AND SWEET TREATS £7.50

TUESDAY 5 JUNE FROM 8PM

OPEN MIC NIGHT CAFE BAR EVENT

WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

THEATRE RE PRESENT

THE NATURE OF FORGETTING Following a sell-out run at the 2017 London International Mime Festival, Latitude and the Edinburgh Fringe, Theatre Re presents a powerful, explosive and joyous piece about what is left when memory is gone. Tom is 55, today. As he dresses for his party, tangled threads of disappearing memories spark him into life, unravelling as a tale of friendship, love and guilt. TICKETS £15, CONCESSIONS £12

“Profoundly moving... An action-packed celebration of life” Front Row BBC Radio 4, John Wilson

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THURSDAY 7 JUNE 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

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BALLET CYMRU PRESENTS

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Ballet Cymru prides itself on being different and Cinderella will be no exception, with a new music score and creative circus elements, combined with the finest classical dance. Ballet Cymru worked with award winning composer Jack White and Circus Company Citrus Arts to conjure a surprising world of wonder and magic. Featuring choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James and costumes by Welsh designer Steve Denton, Ballet Cymru bring to life this timeless story using the company’s unique blend of classical technique and storytelling. TICKETS £14.50, CONCESSIONS £12.50

FRIDAY 8 JUNE 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

LEGEND – THE MUSIC OF BOB MARLEY When you think Reggae, there is only one name that comes to your mind. The legend that was Bob Marley. Legend The Music of Bob Marley is an evening celebrating this musical icon. Combining his superb, distinctive vocals with flawless musicianship, and a supremely talented cast. Together they recreate the timeless hits Could You Be Loved, Is This Love, One Love, No Woman No Cry, Three Little Birds, Jammin’, Buffalo Soldier, Get Up Stand Up, I Shot the Sheriff and many more reggae classics. FR TICKETS £24.50, PATIENDS £10 RON & £8 DB S CONCESSIONS £22.50 OR

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FRIDAY 8 JUNE 7.30PM STUDIO THEATRE

HONEY

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Come and explore a patchwork of life in the Welsh mountains where bees, bomb disposal and autism are all wrapped-up in folk music to squeeze your senses. As wonderful as any bee’s waggle dance, Honey’s intimate story weaves together the lives of a young man, his mother, her tattoo artist sister and those that want to love them. FRIE

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MONDAY 11 JUNE 7.45PM STUDIO THEATRE

DECOSTRUTTORI POSTMODERNISTI IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE SOUND

SATURDAY 9 JUNE 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

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The Courtyard and The Music Pool proudly present an evening of music to stir body and soul from some of the best brass ensembles from Herefordshire and Wales. Join the internationally renowned Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen (BTM) Band - twice-named ‘Champion Band’ by Radio Wales - for a trip down memory lane as we celebrate all things brass. They’ll be joined by a selection of accomplished local ensembles including talented youngsters from Herefordshire Music Service and Wychavon Festival of Brass runners up Ledbury Community Brass Band. A great mix of traditional and modern numbers to entertain both long-time fans and those new to the world of brass, as well as solo spots form some of our most talented youngsters. TICKETS £16 PROSECCO AND SWEET TREATS £7.50

In the Beginning was the Sound, is an entertaining rollercoaster ride through the history of music presented by Decostruttori Postmodernisti, four young Italian professional musicians. They blend sharp technical skills with the verve of cabaret and feature the otherworldly sound of the Theremin along with piano, violin and cello. This is their first UK tour. TICKETS £16, CONCESSIONS £12


TUESDAY 12 JUNE 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

THE MILL ON THE FLOSS

LIVE SCREENING

TUESDAY 12 JUNE 7.15PM

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE PRESENT

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SWAN LAKE TICKETS £18, CONCESSIONS £15

Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family. As she reaches adulthood, the clash between their expectations and her desires is painfully played out as she finds herself torn between her relationships with three very different men: her proud and stubborn brother Tom; hunchbacked Phillip Wakem, the son of her family’s worst enemy; and the charismatic yet dangerous Stephen Guest. TICKETS £14, CONCESSIONS £12 PATRONS SUMMER SOCIAL - FIND OUT HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER ON PAGE 14 £20 INCLUDING A LIGHT BUFFET AND DRINK

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WEDNESDAY 13 JUNE 7.30PM STUDIO THEATRE

ID NIGHT – A NIGHT AT THE CIRCUS The Courtyard and 2Faced Dance proudly present ID, now in its third year, which champions the work of emerging artists. This seasons ID is a unique and exciting opportunity that focuses on circus inspired performances. The evening is open to all art disciplines. Whether that is as a trapeze artist, a clown, a film maker focusing on what happens in the ring; or even a contemporary dance piece which that takes a leering look at Circus, this evening is for you. TICKETS £5

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FRIDAY 15 JUNE 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

JETHRO

THE COUNT OF CORNWALL Following 60 sold out shows last year, The Count of Cornwall is back again with his unique style of comedy. Jethro will probably be remembered for years to come with so many people loving this hilarious country style. He is considered by many as the greatest comedy story teller that ever lived. TICKETS £21

SATURDAY 16 JUNE 11AM

Family Saturdays Supported by

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An imaginative adaptation 19 of the book by Nicola Davies and Cathy Fisher. A young boy waits for the birth of his new baby sister... His excitement bubbling over at the thought of a new playmate to race and chase with. He can’t wait to tell her all about the swifts which nest not far from the top window of their pointy house... it’s nearly time, she’s nearly here. The touching story of a boy meeting his disabled sister for the first time, with stunning puppetry, original live music, animation and physical theatre from the award-winning Tessa Bide. TICKETS £7.50

COURTYARD FAMILY SATURDAYS Free pre-show create a paper bird puppet activity from 10.30am

SATURDAY 16 JUNE 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

2FACED DANCE YOUTH SHOW

TRIPTYCH

2Faced Dance Company hosts a bold and exciting evening of dance on the Main Stage. Join us as we bring together three Youth Dance Companies from across the West Midlands, including our own 2Faced Youth, to perform three brand new works. In this highly physical and exciting triple bill, each company brings an inspiring evening performance sure to have you on the edge of your seat. Triptych gives young, committed dancers a chance to perform on a professional stage. Support local talent and join us for one night of life-affirming dance. TICKETS £10, CONCESSIONS £8


FRIDAY 22 JUNE 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

FAITH – GEORGE MICHAEL LEGACY

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Featuring international George Michael tribute Wayne Dilks and his eight piece band. A musical journey of 35 years of hit records, from Wham to his solo career. The show uses actual video footage from The George Michael 25 live tour and is a two hour spectacle of his songs such as, Club Tropicana, I’m Your Man, Faith, Fast love, Outside, Freedom, A Different Corner, Father Figure, Careless Whisper and many, many more. FR PATIENDS £10 If you are every word of ON & £8 a fan and youRknow DB S these songs, join us on a journey and celebrate the incredible legacy George left us all. OR

WEDNESDAY 20 JUNE 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

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AN AUDIENCE WITH SIR GEOFF HURST Sir Geoff will talk amusingly about his illustrious West Ham and England career. VIP ticket holders will have a chance to meet him and have a photograph with him before the show. The second half will be a question & answer session with the audience. TICKETS £25 FIRST FIVE ROWS - VIP TICKET £50 MEET GEOFF HURST & HAVE A PHOTOGRAPH

THURSDAY 21 JUNE 7.45PM STUDIO THEATRE

LAST RESORT Last Resort is an alternative future for Guantanamo Bay. The waterboarding has stopped, the noise has been turned down and the military base has been reclaimed as a holiday destination. You, the audience, are our holidaymakers. You will sit in a deckchair, you will get a rum cocktail on arrival and you will feel the sand between your toes. We will be your tour guides. Join 2Magpies Theatre as they take you through the tropical haze on a unique multi-sensory package holiday. This is an extraordinary rendition and it is all-inclusive. Last Resort is a menacing fiction, made entirely of unimaginable fact.

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STRING FEVER

Take three brothers, one cousin, four string instruments, add a generous amount of talent and comedy and witness a totally unique act that exceeds all expectation. With their striking electric instruments they combine energy, humour and audience interaction with great musical skill as they perform their brand new show, which includes, ‘The History of Music in 5 minutes’ and ‘Ravel’s Bolero’, played altogether on one instrument! TICKETS £16, CONCESSIONS £14

WEDNESDAY 27 JUNE 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

DIRTY DUSTING

STARRING CRISSY ROCK Treat yourself to an evening of pure theatrical Viagra when Dirty Dusting returns to the stage in 2018. A chance wrong number, gives three cleaning ladies, a great idea ‘Why not run a sex chat line?’ after all, their age and appearance won’t matter on the phone and providing they can keep this a secret from their boss, they could be on to a winner. This is a heart-warming, feel good comedy which will have you rolling in the aisles and smiling every time you answer the phone. Dirty Dusting is a sex chat line that really cleans up. TICKETS £22 PROSECCO AND SWEET TREATS £7.50 R

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THURSDAY 28 JUNE 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

ONE VOICE

One Voice celebrates the beautiful voices and powerhouse songs from iconic women in music. Performed by a divine cast of six strong women, who have performed in London’s West End, UK & European Tours. Backed by an incredible live band, as they perform hits from legends such as Tina Turner, Carol King, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Cher, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and so many more. With slick choreography, stunning vocal arrangements & dazzling costumes, it’s a night you won’t forget. TICKETS £23, CONCESSIONS £22


FRIDAY 29 JUNE 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

COMPANY OF DREAMS PRESENTS

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SCHEHERAZADE AND 1001 NIGHTS

With a breath-taking explosion of dance, fire and illusion, Company of Dreams transports you to the exotic, dangerous and magical world of the Arabian Nights. In this brand new production of one of the greatest stories of the ancient world, Scheherazade and her magical tales of genies, ghouls and faeries, of Sinbad, Aladdin and Ali Baba, are retold in Company of Dreams’ thrilling blend of jazz, bellydance and Latin dance. TICKETS £16, CONCESSIONS £12 FR PATIENDS RON & S

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HANNAH SANDERS AND BEN SAVAGE Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. Their unique unplugged presentation creates a widescreen, cinematic soundscape with open spaces and atmosphere, giving their beautifully pure vocals room to share the songs’ emotion and narrative. TICKETS £15, CONCESSIONS £12

TUESDAY 3 JULY FROM 8PM

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THREE LITTLE PIG TAILS A brand new version of the classic story of the three little pigs set in Paris. A grumpy old wolf is a chef who wants some pigs’ tails for his soup. Will the little pigs outwit the wolf and what kind of house will they build? A funny, warmhearted and interactive rustic tale to make you squeal with laughter, bristling with puppets, live music and lots of joining in.

THURSDAY 5 JULY, 7.30PM & FRIDAY 6 JULY, 1PM PRE-SHOW PERFORMANCES 30 MINUTES BEFORE EACH SHOW MAIN HOUSE

Garlic Theatre entertain the whole family with beautifully crafted puppets, music and a garlicky French twist to the tale.

THE COMMUNICATION TREE

Great Grandfather sits writing stories in his big black book. His great granddaughter is with him, phone in hand, communicating in a very different way. Using dance and live music, this inclusive, relaxed performance explores branches of communication, from cave paintings to telegrams, to the digital age. Performers include pupils from schools in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Dancefest’s Jigsaw Performance Company, Elevate youth dance companies and The Music Pool, with performances by The Courtyard’s Youth Theatre before the show. Produced by Dancefest in partnership with The Music Pool and The Courtyard.

TICKETS £7.50

COURTYARD FAMILY SATURDAYS Free pre-show activity make a pig mask and tail from 10.30am

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“The first time I saw them play was a real shivers-downthe-backbone moment. I witnessed the real thing around the world, many times: it couldn’t be, could it? Superlative musicianship, skilled interpretation and irresistible exuberance guarantee the closest possible alternative to a genuine Bowie gig. David would have loved them” Lesley-Ann Jones Friend, Author ‘HERO: David Bowie’ TICKETS £23

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FRIDAY 13 JULY 2PM MAIN HOUSE

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD

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Step back in time to 1920s London and discover the most unforgettable show songs that made their way across the Atlantic as “Hooray for Hollywood” unveils the influential music that helped shape a legacy of opulence still much admired today. Set in an esteemed dress store on Savile Row, this touching production is entwined with renditions of the most popular classic Hollywood hits like Top Hat, Let’s Face the Music, There’s no Business like Show Business, Putting’ On the Ritz, Cheek to Cheek, Singing in the Rain and many more.

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As the name suggests The Upbeat Beatles are a rockin’ band with tight musicianship and powerhouse vocals! From the depths of the Cavern to the Apple roof top, through Beatlemania, America, Sergeant Pepper to Abbey Road, their attention to detail will draw you into the world of the Beatles like no other show. Breath-taking harmonies and guitar solos all wrapped up in Scouse humour. With narrative and full multi-media presentation the audience will be left on an emotional high. TICKETS £20

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SATURDAY 14 JULY 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

THE HEAD WRAP DIARIES Three fierce, clever and witty female characters explore femininity, beauty, culture, and most importantly; hair in a fusion of House, Waacking, Vogue, African and contemporary dance.

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Medium Copy Hair – worn long, worn short, worn wavy or in braids – is the subject of The Head Wrap Diaries, a funny and uplifting dance theatre show by London based company Uchenna Dance. Blending club styles House, Waacking and Vogue with African and Contemporary Dance, The Head Wrap Diaries explores community, heritage, womanhood, friendship, and most importantly, hair. TICKETS £15, CONCESSIONS £13


SATURDAY 14 JULY 7.45PM STUDIO THEATRE

WRITE ON FESTIVAL SCRATCH NIGHT

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This year’s Write On Scratch Night will be showcasing the work of local playwrights. All of whom will be showing their work for a live audience for the first time. The evening will be full of surprises as the work will cover a diverse range. The work will be raw as many of the pieces will still be in a development stage. However, they will still challenge and make for a very entertaining evening. TICKETS £8

THURSDAY 19 JULY 7PM, FRIDAY 20 JULY 7PM & SATURDAY 21 JULY 2PM

This years show is a celebration of movies, inspired by films that just make us want to jump up and dance in the aisles. And we don’t just mean dance films either - get FR 10 everything PATIENDfrom ready £for Ballet to Street RONS & £8 DB S Jazz and Tap to Modern Theatre!

(£18 AND £16 CONCESSIONS - UNDER 15S ONLY)

SATURDAY 21 JULY 7PM

(£20 AND £18 CONCESSIONS - UNDER 15S ONLY)

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COURTYARD YOUTH THEATRE PRESENT

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WRITTEN BY JIM CARTWRIGHT DIRECTED BY ELLEN DORSETT

You are invited to get yourself a drink, pull up a stool and spend the evening in our pub. The Landlord and Landlady will welcome you and offer you an insight into the lives of some of the colourful regulars that pass through. But is it all as it seems? As the characters start to unravel so does the dark tragedy that is hanging over the pub. Suitable for 14 years+ Contains strong language and adult themes TICKETS £14.50 (INCLUDES DRINK ON ARRIVAL)

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WEDNESDAY 25 JULY 11AM

THURSDAY 26 JULY 7.30PM

STUDIO THEATRE

MAIN HOUSE

SHARING JOY Sharing Joy is an interactive performance suitable for older people, especially those living with dementia. The show uses music, mask, dance, nostalgia, puppetry and general hilarity to encourage participants to celebrate life and all its joys. The show is set in the 1940s and 1950s, and features courting couples, wartime nurses, 1950s dancing, a singing dog, and even Elvis himself - who may make an appearance as a special guest! Sharing Joy is enhanced by nostalgic music from the eras, beautiful costumes, and hand crafted masks. TICKETS £16, CONCESSIONS £15

THE WELSH MUSICAL THEATRE ORCHESTRA PRESENT

DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

The Welsh Musical Theatre Orchestra make their first visit to The Courtyard, following their sell out performances across Wales. With singers direct from the West End and a programme of musical theatre favourites, including hit songs by Gershwin, Cole Porter and Stephen Schwartz, this concert is guaranteed to send you out with a smile on your face, humming your favourite show tunes. TICKETS £24, CONCESSIONS £21 10 £ £8 PROSECCO AND SWEET TREATS £7.50 OR

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FRIDAY 27 JULY 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

SATURDAY 28 JULY 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

ROY ORBISON AND THE TRAVELING WILBURYS EXPERIENCE

DYAD PRODUCTIONS PRESENT

Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Experience will take you on a journey through the story of the Wilburys, with expert narrative and big screen action. This 30th Anniversary Special featuring tributes to Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan. Hear the Traveling Wilbury classics - Handle with Care, End of the Line and many more. Totally unique to this production are five authentic Lookalike-Sound-alike’s, enabling the show to explore their Solo Hits too including Mr Blue Sky and Pretty Woman. This up-tempo feel-good celebration of classic music is guaranteed to give a night to remember. TICKETS £23.50

THE TIME MACHINE

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From the creators of Austen’s Women, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Christmas Gothic, Dalloway, I, Elizabeth, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, and Female Gothic. 2018: In this age of uncertainty, where the shadows of tyranny, intolerance and war darken the path into tomorrow, how much time do we have left? If civilisation falls today, what will become of us? Rebecca Vaughan presents Elton Townend Jones’ radical new interpretation of the HG Wells classic, in which a Victorian time traveller transcends across the ages from 1900 to our own far future – from the fall of man to the end of the world. TICKETS £16, CONCESSIONS £12

MONDAY 30 JULY 7PM STUDIO THEATRE

THE CONQUEST SENIOR YOUTH THEATRE PRESENT

SPECTRUM

Devised by the group, Directed by Becky Cook Working closely with Strong Young Minds, Herefordshire Carers and Mind, Bromyard Seniors have researched, devised and written their own play inspired by teenage voices and stories. Suitable for 14 years + Contains strong language and adult themes TICKETS £5


TUESDAY 14 AUGUST 6.30PM

TUESDAY 21 AUGUST 8PM

GLYNDEBOURNE PRESENT

THE DREAMBOYS

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The Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever with a brand new show and UK tour for 2018.

TICKETS £15 LIVE SCREENING

The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK’s most famous and successful show of its kind in history. Their breath taking show spectacular has been perfectly created for hen nights, birthday parties and girls nights out with all your friends.

FRIDAY 17 AUGUST 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

A CELEBRATION OF NEIL DIAMOND

TICKETS £25.50

Wayne Denton fronts this live concert. Faithfully recreating the songs, atmosphere and evoking memories of the era in his own inimitable style. Interspersed with humour and audience participation and delivering all the hits of Neil Diamond. How can songs such as Kentucky Woman, I’m A Believer, Cracklin Rosie, I Am I Said, fail to get you in the aisles, While Red Red Wine, Holly Holy, Song Sung Blue, Sweet Caroline & Beautiful Noise will have everyone singing along. TICKETS £23.50 FR PATIENDS RON & S

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SATURDAY 25 AUGUST 7.30PM MAIN HOUSE

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One of the best-selling recording artists of the 1960s, Billy Fury enjoyed a string of hit singles totaling a remarkable 332 weeks in the British charts. Health problems since childhood led to the singer’s untimely death in 1983. Hailed as ‘the best Fury since Fury’, Michael King and his fantastic collection of musicians take you on a journey through the musical career of Britain’s best loved rock n roll legend. TICKETS £23

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MONDAY 1 – SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER MAIN HOUSE

WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER FROM 10AM

THE COURTYARD IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HEREFORD FOOTBALL CLUB PRESENT

THE GOAL

THIS YEAR’S THEME IS CIRCUS!

The Goal is a production about the legendary goal scored by Ronnie Radford in the 1972 FA Cup match against Newcastle. The show will explore the lives and experiences of six ball boys at the match based on eyewitness accounts. Monday 1

7.30pm

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Tuesday 2

7.30pm

£20, Concessions £18

Wednesday 3 7.30pm

£20, Concessions £18

Thursday 4

2.30pm

£18, under 16s £10

Thursday 4

7.30pm

£23, Concessions £21

Friday 5

7.30pm

£23, Concessions £21

Saturday 6

2.30pm

£18, under 16s £10

Saturday 6

8pm

£30 GALA NIGHT

Monday 8

7.30pm

£20, Concessions £18

Tuesday 9

7.30pm

£20, Concessions £18

Wednesday 10 7.30pm

£20, Concessions £18

Thursday 11

2.30pm

£10

Thursday 11

7.30pm

£23, Concessions £21

Friday 12

7.30pm

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EXHIBITIONS 32 SATURDAY 5 MAY - SUNDAY 30 JUNE

CULTIVATE AT THE COURTYARD

During Summer 2017, The Courtyard offered an opportunity for three emerging visual artists aged 16 – 25 with a link to Herefordshire to take part in our latest visual arts project, Cultivate@Courtyard. They will work towards producing an exhibition at The Courtyard and Old Mayor’s Parlour Gallery in May 2018 with the overall winner being presented £1000. Successful artists are: Levi Cooke, Megan Banks-Jenkins and Nuala Hussey

SHARED FREEDOM, SHARED FUTURE: TUESDAY 10 - MONDAY 30 JULY

The Shared Freedom – Shared Future exhibition will showcase the Heritage Lottery funded project, involving students from Whitecross School in Hereford, which researched and produced a short dual language film on the contribution of the Polish during WW2. The exhibition includes the film, as well as archive objects and newspaper articles from the time.

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SPACE TO ENGAGE SATURDAY 6 AUGUST - 29 SEPTEMBER

Space to Engage encourages young people marginalised from mainstream arts and education to find their voice. The idea develops “My Voice”, a Big Lottery creative writing/film project that took place at SHYPP. Furthering that idea, young people are supported to try art forms in community spaces that give them a platform to safely share their thoughts, experiences and aspirations; building confidence towards positive and inspirational futures. Enjoy the mixed arts exhibition spaces as young people communicate their thoughts, feelings and aspirations’.


ALL ABOUT DONATIONS Ever wondered how The Courtyard charity raises donations and where they come from? The totaliser below shows what makes up the £34,000 in donations received up to 31 January 2018 towards the 2017-18 I Heart CY Appeal target of £40,000 by 31 March.

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Money raised supports our vital community arts programme working with young and older people and the venue itself. GOLD

THANKS to everyone who has donated this year! £34,000 TOTAL SO FAR* As at 31 January 2018 £15,500 Individual donations

including ticket top-ups*

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£2,900 50/50 Courtyard Lotto* £1,700

GABBS Wills Month

£1,100

Corporate donations

£7,800 Christmas Appeal

BRONZE

£1,100

Standing order donors

£1,000

Venue donations boxes*

£500

Piggybanks & Tesco Bags For Life

£2,400 Miscellaneous

SUPPORTERS Old Market Hereford, Hereford Sixth Form College, Hibiscus Room, Mike Gell, Sign-rite, Hereford College of Arts, Hay Festival, National Trust, Royal National College for the Blind and Hereford Cathedral School, Rotherwood Health Care and Border Archaeology.

Special thanks to

If you’d like to help, please donate via Box Office, online at www.courtyard.org.uk or post in cheques payable to The Courtyard Trust. THANK YOU!


BOOKING INFO

There is a £1.50 booking fee on tickets bought online, in-person and over the phone. Members are exempt.

Box Office opening hours are from 10am-8pm Monday to Saturday. For Sunday performances, the Box Office opens an hour before the show.

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These are available on live events. Tickets are held for three working days or until seven days before the show (whichever comes first) and then released.

Refunds are only given when an event has been cancelled. If you are unable to make an event then tickets may be exchanged (subject to availability) for another performance of the same event. There is an administration charge of £1 to do this. If a show is sold out, the Box Office can offer to re-sell the ticket. If sold there is a £1 administration charge per ticket, and the ticket will be issued as a credit note.

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HOW TO FIND US

Step free access to all areas of the building Accessible toilets on all floors Designated disabled parking in The Courtyard car park Speaking lift at all levels Access dogs are welcome If you require this brochure in large print or alternative formats, please contact the Box Office.

Wheelchairs Spaces are available both in the Main House and the Studio with a free seat for a professional or registered carer. Assistance from one of The Courtyard’s Stewards is available, please request a Wheelchair space when booking tickets.

Visual Impairment Tactile signage is provided around the building. Audio Description is available on selected live shows and films. Audio Description is AD live commentary given between on stage/screen dialogue by trained describers to help capture atmosphere, costumes, characters and action. This information is relayed through a discreet headset linked to an infrared system. Please check with Box Office for up to date details of description for film screenings The following live performance will be described: The Goal Saturday 13 October 2.30pm Peter Pan Saturday 15 December 7pm

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Parent & Baby These facilities are found on the ground floor.

Car Parking There is a pay and display car park at The Courtyard. Spaces are limited. Please ensure that you park in a designated bay and display the ticket as parking enforcement is in operation. Users of The Courtyard attending or taking part in activities for over four hours can purchase a discounted day permit from the Box Office. Further car parks are located at Old Market, Merton FR Meadow and10Garrick House PA IEND OR £ off Widemarsh Street. TRONSS& £8 Please respect our neighbours and do not park in local residential streets or otherwise cause obstruction.

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The full address for Sat Nav is The Courtyard, Edgar Street, HIRE Hereford, HR4 9JR

Getting Here The Courtyard is situated in central Hereford on Edgar Street, opposite Hereford Football Club. The Courtyard is five minutes away from the Old Market Shopping Centre, and within easy reach of the railway and bus stations. For local bus times look online at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/ transport

The management reserves the right to refuse admission, to provide alternative seats to those purchased or to make changes to the advertised programme. Latecomers cannot always be guaranteed entry. Children over the age of 18 months must have their own seat. Each ticket has an Investment Fund Levy added to the price, for all Main House shows this is £1, and for Studio shows it is 50p.

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