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FEBRUARY – JULY 2014

WHAT’S ON

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Traditional Family Pantomime

s a m t s i r h C t c e f r r r r r r ! u y l i P m a f e h t l l a r o f t a e tr Devised and directed by John Bale

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Still to come from our autumn season

Devised and directed by John Bale 13 December 2013 4 January 2014

By Alan Ayckbourn Directed by David Kimmins 13 - 18 January 2014

By Yasmina Reza, Translated by Christopher Hampton Directed by Martin Bell 3 - 8 February 2014

LGS BIG BAND 24 January 2014 7.30pm £9.00 No Concessions

PIAF in cabaret with Sally Jones 25 January 2014 8.00pm £12.00 No Concessions

THE SOOTY SHOW with Richard Cadell 15 February 2014 11.30am & 2.30pm £8.00 No Concessions

Join the LGS Big Band for an evening of popular music and song ranging from the 1940s to the present day. Enjoy this lively show in which the band and its vocalists perform a wide variety of music including Sinatra classics and a tribute to the Andrews Sisters. Sit back, relax and be entertained by the LGS Big Band on a first class journey through music nostalgia.

Critically acclaimed international entertainer Sally Jones pays tribute to the legendary French chanteuse, Edith Piaf - in PIAF in CABARET.

Izzy Wizzy lets get busy – it’s The Sooty Show! Direct from Citv, Sooty heads into town in a fabulous new show to delight the whole family. Joining the nation’s favourite bear will be Sweep, Soo and Sooty’s TV partner Richard Cadell - who will be attempting to keep Sooty from getting up to mischief! Boy will he have his hands full!

Specials

This performance includes many of Piaf’s most memorable songs including Non Je Ne Regrette Rien, Mon Dieu, L’Hymne a l’Amour and La Vie En Rose. Sally Jones collecting for

There’s also a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show.

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comedy 10 – 22 February Back as part of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2014, The Little Theatre is proud to debut the Haywood Studio as a new space to find comedic delights, as well as its recognisable Main House. A sparkling and diverse selection of side-splitting acts: this is a line up which befits the celebrations of this 21st year of the festival!

All shows are fundraising events

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all ages

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Austentatious:

Sean Hughes

Richard Herring

An Improvised Novel

Penguins

We’re All Going To Die

Monday 10 February 7.30pm, Tickets £10 MAIN HOUSE

Wednesday 12 February 8pm, Tickets £15/£13 MAIN HOUSE

Thursday 13 February 8pm, Tickets £15 MAIN HOUSE

Based entirely on audience suggestions, an improvised comedy play spun in the inimitable style of Jane Austen. See Austen’s lost works (Pride and Predator, Northanger Rabbi) performed before your very eyes.

Award winning Hughes is back with a brilliant and multi – layered new show which sees him ask the question is a man the sum of his parts? A whirlwind hour of surreal inventive playfulness.

Herring returns to tackle the undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveller returns (apart from Jesus and that canoe bloke). Death is inevitable, so let’s laugh in its face while our hearts still beat and our jaws are still attached.


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Big Difference Company present

16+

Comedy Blind Date Rob Beckett: Live!

Local Comedy Night

Friday 14 February 8pm, Tickets £12 (2 for £20) MAIN HOUSE

Saturday 15 February 8pm, Tickets £12 MAIN HOUSE

Friday 21 February 7.30pm, Tickets £5 HAYWOOD STUDIO

The sell out show from last year’s festival returns! Three brave comedians will answer questions set by a genuine member of the public who will select a “winner” to go on a date with.

His debut UK tour extended due to outstanding demand, multi award winning comedian Rob Beckett’s plan is for you to laugh a lot and leave happier than when you arrived.

To celebrate the debut of The Little Theatre’s Studio space, we will be hosting a mixed bill of some of Leicester’s home-grown comedic talent. A great way to start your Friday night!

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all ages

16+

Bad BreAd present

Tap Tap Theatre present

Quite Nice

Friday 21 February 9.30pm, Tickets £5 Haywood Studio

Saturday 22 February 2.30pm/7.30pm, Tickets £10 Haywood Studio

Saturday 22 February 5.30pm/9.15pm, Tickets £10 Haywood Studio

Bad Bread hit Leicester for the first time with a brand new romantic (sketch) comedy just don’t tell Richard Curtis. Sure, they’re comedians, but they’re also just a girl (and two guys), standing in front of an audience asking you to laugh.

Two actors. One musician. Forty-four characters. Captain Morgan and First Mate Hammond quest for secrets of time-travel in a rip-roaring adventure comedy. A five star run at the Edinburgh Fringe.

A group of young, ambitious actors have written a musical based on a film about some snakes on a plane. They think it’s going to be a massive hit! They just need £50 million to produce it!

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Captain Morgan & Theatre present Snakes! The Musical the Sands of Time


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Monday 24 February – Saturday 1 March 2014 Directed by John Ragg Self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard has three fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers”. There’s American Gloria, German Gretchen and Italian Gabriella. He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and his apartment at the same time.

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Bernard’s old school friend Robert, a visitor from the provinces, and Bertha, his long suffering housekeeper, attempt to diffuse the inevitable chaos.

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Monday 17 – Saturday 22 March 2014

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Directed by Mary Jones The arrogant Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, wagers that he can make Eliza Doolitttle, a Cockney flower girl, acceptable in high society. In this well-loved comedy, Shaw gives us an entertaining study of social manipulation as he comments on the class-ridden society of the Edwardian era with a wit and wisdom, which transcend time.

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Ira Levin’s

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Monday 7 – Saturday 12 April 2014 Directed by Ruth Cheetham It has been years since the murder mystery playwright and celebrated author Sidney Bruhl last had a hit. He’s so desperate he’d kill for a really good script, so when Clifford Anderson, an unknown playwright sends him a script to die for, the only one in existence, Sydney sees a lethal opportunity. Ira Levin’s comedy thriller has more twists and turns than a rollercoaster ride. It took Broadway and the West End by storm and was a hit film for Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve.

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Murder can be a funny thing!

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Monday 28 April – Saturday 3 May 2014 Directed by Jane Towers The play opens with an attempted suicide. Unfolding like a mystery, this is, in fact, a sad tale of disappointment, a forgotten birthday, unrequited love and a woman floundering between the proverbial dilemma of the play’s title. Terence Rattigan gives us moving, emotional dramas whose themes are universal but set in a beautiful, nostalgic framework. This is an old fashioned tale with the heartbreak of a Bette Davis melodrama, the clipped, brittle wit of a Noel Coward comedy and the lost England of Brief Encounter. Come and wallow in matinée film nostalgia.

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Wednesday 14 – Saturday 17 May 2014 Directed by Pip Nixon HAYWOOD STUDIO The play contains strong language and adult themes. July 1945: the night of Labour’s landslide election victory. While the revellers above celebrate the dawn of a new age, the spoilt and sensual Miss Julie descends below in search of excitement with her father’s chauffeur.

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Strindberg’s classic is re-imagined by Patrick Marber (author of Closer) as an erotically charged and uniquely English battle between the classes and the sexes.

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Monday 19 – Saturday 24 May 2014 Directed by Marion Morley Hilarious and touching, this heartwarming true story follows a group of six friends who gather each week at the local beauty salon in Chinquapin Parish, Louisiana. Trudy dispenses shampoo and advice to the locals, including Ouiser the town curmudgeon, Miss Clairee an eccentric millionaire, and M’Lynn, whose daughter Shelby is about to get married. Tough as steel and fragile as the blossoms of the Magnolia trees, these lovable characters gossip, tease, laugh, flirt, cajole and comfort each other as they go through life’s big joys and challenges.

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Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 June 2014 Directed by Paul Phillips SENIOR YOUTH THEATRE MAIN HOUSE Zigger Zagger by Peter Terson is the Senior Youth Theatre’s summer production. The villainous Zigger leads a group of football supporters intent on hooliganism. Harry, charismatic, yet limited in outlook as football dominates his life, is easily led and follows Zigger, but craves a fuller, richer life. Originally performed by the National Youth Theatre, the play depicts life on the terraces and the football chorus is continually present with songs and chants during the performance. It is funny, sad and noisy all rolled into one, and makes for an exciting evening’s entertainment.

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We have brought the story up to date and set it in Leicester with our beloved Leicester F.C. “Zigger Zagger, Zigger Zagger, Oi Oi Oi”

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Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 June 2014 Directed by John Ghent

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HAYWOOD STUDIO The play contains strong language and adult themes. Paulina Salas, former political activist, having been imprisoned and tortured by her country’s former dictatorship, is living, years later, in an isolated country house engulfed by the memories of the sadistic treatment she received at the hands of the prison doctors. Out of the night, a good Samaritan who has assisted her husband with the flat tyre on his car, brings those memories vividly into sharp focus. This high-powered, dramatic play will stay with you long after you have left the theatre.

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Powerful Drama

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Monday 30 June – Saturday 5 July 2014 Directed by Paul Beasley In one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, all is not well among the Athenians, despite the impending marriage of their Duke, Theseus, to the Amazonian Queen Hyppolyta. Hermia’s father has forbidden her from marrying Lysander, whom she loves, favouring instead Demetrius, the unrequited love of Helena, Hermia’s friend. When into this clatters the marital disharmony between Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the Fairies, and a group of players preparing for a performance to the Duke, all stirred by the mischievous hand of Oberon’s aide, Puck, magical chaos ensues.

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Specials

Derek Grant presents

Spirit Medium

Charlie Dimmock A PASSION FOR GARDENS

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Friday 9 May 2014

8.00pm Tickets £12.00

7.30pm Tickets £15.50

ANDREW DEE

No Concessions

Haywood Studio ‘Everything in life is Black or White. Why, then, do we allow the ‘grey’ to creep in and confuse us? Spirit Medium, Andrew Dee is here to guide you through some of life’s mysteries with help from your loved ones in the spirit world. His appearance at The Little Theatre following the success of his  ‘Spiritual Awakenings Tour’ last year has marked him out as one this country’s finest mediums. His no-nonsense, back-to-basics style of mediumship will be on display for your delight as he aims to lift the lid on any questions you may have about this life and the hereafter as well as the joy that awaits us all.’

No Concessions

Love your garden? Or wish you could love it more? Here’s your chance to be inspired in this special evening with TV gardening guru Charlie Dimmock, hosted by BBC Radio’s Paul Harris.* Charlie is one of Britain’s best-known gardeners, featuring in no less than 12 series of Ground Force. She has since gone on to appear in programmes like River Walks, The Chelsea Flower Show, Garden Invaders and many more. Recently, Charlie starred as Celia in the incredibly successful Calendar Girls and has even turned her hand to panto, playing Fairy Godmother in Cinderella. Charlie will also take audience questions in a fascinating “love your garden” session. *Hosts may vary

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Bless ‘em All

Enderby Brass Band

Saturday 10 May 2014

Sunday 11 May 2014

2.30pm Tickets £11.50

7.00pm Tickets £9.00

From the Producers of WE’LL MEET AGAIN Duggie Chapman Associates bring a brand new Wartime Cavalcade BLESS ‘EM ALL starring comedy entertainer STEVE BARCLAY, by special request a return of Britain’s greatest virtuoso of the ukelele ANDY EASTWOOD, and new singing star LUCIA MATTISE. With full supporting cast of singers JAMIE STEEN and MERVYN FRANCIS and the live music of the MARTYN ST JAMES BAND here is a tribute to our Armed Forces of yesterday, today and tomorrow. With all the great songs and music of the 1940s, this is damp eye nostalgia, that leaves everyone with a warm and sentimental glow.

Enderby Band is pleased to be returning to the stage of the Little Theatre for the first time since they accompanied the Leicester Drama Society’s sell out run of Brassed Off in June 2011. Some favourite items from the show are certain to be included in the programme.

No Concessions

£7.00 Concessions

They bring with them their national award winning Enderby Youth Band – who, in February 2013, were awarded first place in the Entertainment category of the Youth Brass Band Entertainment Festival of Great Britain. An evening of high quality entertainment is guaranteed!

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Visiting Companies

Leicester Gilbert and Sullivan Society Present

Leicester Operatic Players Present

Wigston Amateur Operatic Society Present

THE GONDOLIERS

KISS ME KATE

CALAMITY JANE

Mon 3 – Sat 8 March 2014, 7.30pm (Sat matinée 2.30pm)

Tue 25 – Fri 28 March 2014, 7.30pm, Sat 29 March, 7.00pm (Sat matinée 2.00pm)

Tue 3 – Sat 7 June 2014, 7.30pm (Sat matinée 2.30pm)

Prices: Mon & Sat matinée £12.00, Tues – Sat £13.50 Buy 5 get 6th free Tickets: (Jane Hagger) 0116 278 7409 / www.thelittletheatre.net / 0116 255 1302

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Prices: £14.00, 16s & under £9.00 Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Bella & Samuel Spewack. An amateur performance given by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York. Tickets: (Chrys) 0116 277 7023

activity day – Sat 31 May 2014 Come and join us as the Little Theatre opens its doors for a fun-filled day of theatre-based activities. Find out more about Acting, Design, Backstage, Costumes, Lighting, and Sound. Lots to do and enjoy for everyone. Doors open at 10am. Further details and timetable will be available from the Theatre Box Office and www.thelittletheatre.net from the end of April 2014.

Prices: Tue & Sat matinée £12.00, Wed – Sat £14.00 Adapted by RONALD HANMER and PHIL PARK From the stage play by CHARLES K. FREEMAN after WARNER BROS. film written by JAMES O’HANLON Lyrics by PAUL FRANCIS WEBSTER Music by SAMMY FAIN This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. Tickets: 0116 277 4635 / info@waos.me.uk / www.wigstonamateur operaticsociety.co.uk


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LDS Youth Theatre 2013 - 2014 Play In A Week There with be one Play in a Week and three Plays in 4 Days (to accommodate Good Friday and Easter Monday) in 2014.

The LDS Youth Theatre is flourishing, going from strength to strength, continuing to provide an exciting and creative platform for young people with a passion for theatre. There are three different groups who meet on Saturdays during term time. Group A 9 -10:30am, 8 - 12 years Group B 11-12:30pm, 13 - 18 years Group C (Seniors) 12:50 - 2:20pm, 13 - 18 years Please contact Philip Royley, Theatre Manager, on 0116 2542266 to enquire about vacancies. All young actors are welcome. Workshop sessions are taken by our highly qualified and experienced leaders. On June 19, 20 and 21 2014, the Senior Youth Theatre, fresh from their horrifyingly great success with Dracula Spectacula! last summer, will perform Zigger Zagger by Peter Terson in the main auditorium. It will be a very exciting show to watch involving a very large cast. We look forward to seeing you there. Showcases There will be two Showcases for parents and friends for Group A and Group B in December 2013, and again in April 2014. These are designed to show the groups’ developing skills in performance and improvisation. December performances in the studio are: Group A - Flying and Crying Group B - Seeking and Freaking... Out April performances are not yet finalised.

1. (4 Days) 17 - 20 February: It’s Dangerous. Take It back To Where You Found It. 2. (4 Days) 14 - 17 April: What’s This? I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It. 3. (4 Days) 22 - 25 April: Incredible! One Minute It Was Here - The Next Minute It Had Gone! 4. (5 Days) 14 - 18 July: No They Can’t Stay Here! They’ve Caused Enough Trouble Already! All are open to 8 - 18 year olds. Early booking is advisable via telephone on 0116 254 2266 or 0116 255 1302 or in person at the Little Theatre Box Office. The cost for Play in a Week is £60 per child. A reduction for siblings in the same session may be possible in consultation with the Theatre Manager. Paul Phillips - LDS Youth Theatre Leader John Ghent - LDS Trustee for Productions

SPONSORS The Little Theatre depends on your support. In return for a contribution you can become a sponsor and help towards the cost of a particular production. If you would like to help us stage our shows please contact Philip Royley, the theatre manager, on 0116 254 2266 for details.


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leicester drama society (LDS) THE LITTLE THEATRE The Little Theatre is owned and operated by Leicester Drama Society Ltd., an amateur non-profit making organisation founded in 1922 for the furtherance and study of the art of drama. LDS survives without public subsidy and presents a repertoire of plays of all types throughout the year. With its rehearsal rooms, Studio, bar and library, the theatre forms a social meeting place for those interested in the theatre. Membership The Little has more than 400 members who are passionate about theatre and work to professional standards. Many times during our busy season of LDS productions we hold ‘Open Evenings’ for anyone interested in becoming a member or learning more about us. Anyone is welcome and you will be given a guided tour of the backstage areas, wardrobe, lighting/sound control box etc and see casts in rehearsal. We meet in the bar lounge at 7.00pm prompt. If what you see and hear makes you want to join us the cost is just £20 for New Members. The annual subscription is subsequently £35. These are very popular evenings and are run several times throughout the year, so if you would like to attend one of these evenings please contact the Theatre Manager on 0116 254 2266 to register your interest and book a place.

running of the theatre, will be made to feel most welcome. The two hour sessions, conducted on a termly basis every Thursday evening, aim to include all aspects of the art of drama both in performance and backstage. They are informative and fun, and an excellent introduction to the dramatic life of the Leicester Drama Society. For further information, in the first instance please contact either the theatre manager Phil Royley on 0116 254 2266 or Jenny Page on 0116 236 2527. Studio The Haywood Studio is an intimate space for a smaller audience of around 50. It is a fully functioning theatrical venue with staging, sound and lighting managed by a team who are dedicated to the innovative productions which might otherwise not be produced in the main house, catering for adult and sometimes challenging themes. It is home also to Youth Theatre and Workshop activities. The Studio and our rehearsal rooms in Albion Street are available for hire. Please contact the Theatre Manager for more details. Social Networking To keep up to date on the latest news and happenings, visit our social media channels. Check out the new blog section of www.thelittletheatre.net and sign up for our newsletter. Follow us at www.twitter.com/thelittleleics and join our facebook page www.facebook. com/thelittletheatreleicester

workshop Thursday Workshops are available to new and established members alike. All those who have a genuine interest in developing their acting ability and are at the same time willing to make some worthwhile contribution to the successful

Leicester Drama Society Ltd., Registered office: The Little Theatre, Dover Street, Leicester, LE1 6PW. Registered in England: Company No.268828, Registered Charity No.214249

Theatre Manager & Premises Supervisor: Philip Royley Honorary Life President: Lord Attenborough Kt, CBE Patrons: Richard Cadell and Sooty, Sir Anthony Hopkins CBE, Tim Pigott-Smith.


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FACILITIES AT THE LITTLE THEATRE

The Bar Lounge

PRIVATE HIRE

upper foyer gallery

A popular meeting and socialising venue for members and audience alike. Our Bar Lounge is open Monday to Saturday 6.00pm - 11.00pm (2.00pm - 11.00pm on matinée days) for the sale of alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Interval drinks may be ordered beforehand at the bar.

The Little Theatre is pleased to offer its facilities for private hire. The Bar Lounge makes an impressive venue and other rooms including the auditorium may be available. Contact the Theatre Manager to discuss your requirements and budget. The Manager will advise you and make sure your event will be a success. Tel: 0116 254 2266.

As part of the Society’s commitment to the enjoyment of all the arts, the upper foyer gallery gives an opportunity for local artists and photographers to display their work. If you or your group wish to exhibit please contact Glenys Holloway on 0116 277 6541 or email: glenysholloway@sky.com

We can provide seating for up to 60 persons and a large screen is available for presentations. The venue can be hired for the morning, afternoon or for the full day at a very reasonable cost. Light bar snacks are available or a buffet lunch can be provided on request.

COSTUME HIRE Are you partying, fundraising, going to a themed wedding or a murder mystery? Then we have just the costume for you. Come and visit our Aladdin’s cave! Most sizes can be accommodated; keenly competitive rates; discounts for LDS members. OPENING HOURS* Tuesday 12.00 - 3.30pm Wednesday 4.00 - 7.00pm Thursday 4.00 - 7.00pm Friday 12.00 - 3.30pm *last hire 30 mins before closing time

Hold your special event at The Little Theatre.

Tel: 0116 254 0472 during opening hours. Any special information or alteration to opening hours can be found on the recorded message.

50 Albion Street, LE1 6LB www.thelittletheatre.net costumehire@lds-mail.net Find us on facebook facebook.com /littletheatre costumehire leicester


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booking For visiting companies’ booking information please see relevant show’s advertisement. For Leicester Drama Society productions, Studio plays and special events:-

Box Office opening hours Monday to Friday 10.00am until 7.30pm Saturday 10.00am until 12 noon or curtain up on matinée days. The Box Office is not normally open on Bank Holidays.

Box Office contact details T 0116 255 1302 E admin@lds-mail.net www.thelittletheatre.net

Gift Vouchers A delightful gift for a relative or friend would be a night out at the theatre. Vouchers (£10) may be purchased from the Box Office (Redeemable for LDS productions and special events only.)

Seats may be booked In person at the Box Office Via the Internet www.thelittletheatre.net By telephone quoting your Mastercard/Visa/Delta/Solo or Switch/Maestro details.

Tickets can be posted to you. Reservations must be paid for within 48 hours of booking. Thereafter, tickets will be re-offered for sale. Cheques in payment of reservations should be made payable to Leicester Drama Society Ltd. and sent to The Box Office, The Little Theatre, Dover Street, Leicester, LE1 6PW. Party bookings (LDS productions only). Purchase 10 tickets and get the eleventh FREE when booked two months in advance. A nonreturnable deposit of 10% is required when booking. The balance must be paid one month before the performance date. Every patron must be in possession of a ticket. No admittance to children under 3. Refunds: No refunds available. Ticket Exchanges: A £1 charge will be made for every ticket exchanged. As a courtesy to audiences and performers, The Little Theatre reserves the right to refuse entry to any ticket holder wishing to gain access either to the Main Auditorium or the Haywood Studio after a performance has started.


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ticket prices TICKET PRICES LDS PRODUCTIONS

AGE 16-25 THEATREGOER

Mon – Thur and Sat matinée Adult full price £13.50 Concessions £12.00 Fri and Sat evening £13.50 Full price, no concessions (except for wheelchair users and disabled patrons)

6 for the price of 5! Why not become a Season Ticket holder and book all six LDS plays (indicated with a red ticket at the bottom of the page) for the price of five?

Full price package: £67.50 per person. Concessionary package: £60.00 per person (no refunds available)

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Box Office 0116 255 1302

Concessions Concessionary prices apply to students, jobseekers, disabled people, over 60s and under 16s. Proof of status may be requested at the Box Office.

SCHOOLS Special concessions for school parties. Please enquire at the Box Office for prices and availability.

We offer up to 30 tickets ‘on the day’ to young people aged 16-25 at the special price of £5.00 each. Contact the Box Office for further details and register for ‘Young Theatregoer’ e-mail alerts. These tickets are for Drama Society performances only excluding pantomime and Studio productions, and are subject to availability. Proof of status will be requested at the Box Office at time of purchase. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/thelittleleics Like us on Facebook at www.facebook. com/thelittletheatreleicester

TICKET PRICES HAYWOOD STUDIO Seats are unreserved. All Drama Society performances no concessions: £8.00. For Comedy Studio events see individual adverts.

Ticket prices - SPECIAL EVENTS Please see individual event advertisements.

car parking Convenient 24 hour parking is available opposite the theatre in Dover Street. There is an NCP multi-storey in East Street and also some street parking. We do hope you enjoy your visit to our theatre. Should you require any further details please contact our Box Office staff on 0116 255 1302, they will be pleased to assist you.


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access Theatre access and facilities A lift between the ground floor and the auditorium may be used by wheelchair users and persons with impaired mobility. Rows A-D can be reached without steps. Rows E and higher are tiered. Positions for wheelchairs are shown on the seating plan (row D coloured red) with provision for escorts’ seats (D4 and E1 coloured blue). Seats C1-3 are removed for access. Wheelchair patrons are asked to be in the foyer half an hour before the performance begins to ensure that Front of House staff are available to assist you. WC

CDs AND TOUCH TOURS FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED TT For blind and partially-sighted patrons

we will normally offer a touch tour of the stage and set preceding Saturday matinĂŠe performances, and to follow this, on selected productions, with an audio described performance. A CD describing the set and costumes, including extracts from the programme, is also available. Please book well in advance to request these options. Concessionary ticket prices apply to patrons certified visually impaired and one escort. Early booking is advisable making clear your special requirements.

Disabled toilet facilities are available on both levels of the theatre. If booking on the day of the performance, wheelchair patrons are asked to do so before midday. Concessionary ticket prices apply to wheelchair users and one escort.

Infra Red Amplification System For patrons with impaired hearing an infra red amplification system is provided. Headsets may be borrowed from Front of House staff in the Foyer.

A CD copy of this brochure is available to visually impaired patrons. Please telephone 0116 254 2266 if you would like a copy.


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Calendar 2014 FeBRUARY Austentatious COMEDY Mon 10, 7.30pm

Captain Morgan & the Sands of Time COMEDY Haywood studio Sat 22, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Sean Hughes COMEDY Wed 12, 8.00pm

Snakes! The Musical COMEDY Haywood studio Sat 22, 5.30pm & 9.15pm

Richard Herring COMEDY Thu 13, 8.00pm

bOEING BOEING lds production Mon 24 - Sat 1 march 7.30pm (Sat matinée 2.30pm)

Comedy Blind DATE COMEDY Fri 14, 8.00pm

MARCH

the sooty show WITH RICHARD CADELL specials Sat 15, 11.30am & 2.30pm

Leicester Gilbert & Sullivan Society THE GONDOLIERS VISITING COMPANY MON 3 - SAT 8, 7.30pm (Sat matinée 2.30pm)

Rob Beckett COMEDY Sat 15, 8.00pm

Andrew Dee SPECIALS HAYWOOD STUDIO Tue 11, 8.00pm

local comedy night COMEDY Haywood studio Fri 21, 7.30pm

PYGMALION LDS PRODUCTION Mon 17 - Sat 22, 7.30pm (Sat matinée 2.30pm)

gLove contrActually COMEDY Haywood studio Fri 21, 9.30pm

Leicester Operatic Players kiss me kate VISITING COMPANY TUE 25 - Fri 28, 7.30pm (Sat matinée 2.00pm / Sat eve 7.00pm)


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APRIL deathtrap lds production mon 7 - sat 12, 7.30pm (Sat matinée 2.30pm)

JUNE Ira Levin’s

DEATHTRAP

the deep blue sea lds production mon 28 - WED 30, 7.30pm

Wigston Amateur Operatic Society Calamity jane visiting company TUE 3 - sat 7, 7.30pm (Sat matinée 2.30pm) zigger zagger senior youth theatre thu 19 - sat 21, 7.30pm

MAY

death and the maiden HAYWOOD studio wed 25 - sat 28, 7.30pm

the deep blue sea lds production thu 1 - sat 3, 7.30pm (Sat matinée 2.30pm)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM LDS PRODUCTION MON 30, 7.30pm

charlie dimmock Specials FRI 9, 7.30pm bless ‘em all Specials sat 10, 2.30pm

JUly A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM LDS PRODUCTION TUE 1 - sat 5, 7.30pm (Sat matinée 2.30pm)

enderby brass band Specials sun 11, 7.00pm After

Local Drama Festival Tue 8 - Sat 12 Details to be announced

after miss julie HAYWOOD studio wed 14 - sat 17, 7.30pm steel magnolias lds production mon 19 - sat 24, 7.30pm (Sat matinée 2.30pm)

Bo x O ff ic e 01 16 25 5 13 02 “Laughter through tears”

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