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E A S T L E I G H

autumn 2011

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Welcome PP

Point Passport

As the winter draws in and we all feel the pinch of the cold climate we want to help lift your spirits, save the pennies and have more chances to see great shows at The Point.

Udifydance Company in The Point’s Creation Space. Photographer: James Rowbotham

I am delighted to introduce The Point’s autumn programme. This season The Point plays host to an exciting mix of world class premieres and cutting edge new work. I’m particularly excited to be presenting the premieres of bgroup’s The lessening of difference and the award winning RedCape Theatre’s 1 Beach Road, both exciting companies who make extraordinary work. Add into the mix comedy, children’s work, music and our ever popular Christmas show and we hope you find something to enjoy in this autumn/winter season.

Sarah Brigham Director

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So this season we are launching our Point Passport. If you book 3 tickets to any performances showing the Point Passport stamp (list below), you pay just £24 in total. The Featherstonehaughs draw on the sketchbooks of Egon Schiele (p.3) bgroup’s The lessening of difference (p.5) Company Chameleon’s Kith/Kin (p.6) RedCape Theatre’s 1 Beach Road (p.8) Third Party Productions’ The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus (p.9) Reckless Sleepers’ Schrödinger (p.10) To book PP tickets just contact box office on 023 8065 2333. All tickets must be purchased in one transaction; cannot be offered retrospectively and must be for three different shows.

Front cover image: Company Chameleon Photographer: Kevin Clifford

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The Featherstonehaughs draw on the sketch books of Egon Schiele Wednesday 5th October 8.00pm Lea Anderson’s all male contemporary dance company, The Featherstonehaughs, hit the road for the very last time. This dynamic re-working of their 1998 hit show features live original music, amazing costumes by Oscar winning Sandy Powell and Anderson’s iconic choreography, as the six Featherstonehaughs inhabit the tormented vision of Austrian expressionist artist Egon Schiele. Don’t miss the last chance to see the company live – as after 25 years The Featherstonehaughs say goodbye forever. Tickets: £10 Student £8

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Suitable for ages 14+ www.thefeatherstonehaughs.org In company: From 7pm audiences are invited to a pre-show discussion by Lea Anderson. Tickets are free, however capacity is limited and therefore must be pre-booked via the box office.

“Part silly, part serious and wholly wonderful” – The Guardian

Photographer: Pau Ros

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South East Dance and The Point present

Pre:View –

James Wilton and James Cousins Thursday 10th November 6.30pm The Point and South East Dance are delighted to present the work of two London Contemporary Dance School graduates James Wilton and James Cousins prior to bgroup’s performance. James Cousins Dance is inspired by current news headlines of loss and grief, this moving trio will look at the fragility and vulnerability of people’s situations and how we cope with the loss of someone we couldn’t imagine our world without. James Wilton Dance features five performers pushed to their physical and mental limits using Wilton’s signature high risk contact work and challenging, athletic

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movement. Cave is an exploration of our perceptions of reality drawing influence from Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. Pre:View is a South East Dance initiative that supports early career artists and choreographers, it allows artists to test out new work and enables audiences to spot the new dance talent of tomorrow. Tickets are free to audiences of bgroup’s The lessening of difference. Pre:View will take place in the Creation Space, therefore capacity is limited and tickets must be booked in advance via the box office.

Photographer: Jui Wei Hung


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bgroup presents

The lessening of difference Thursday 10th November 7.30pm

Acclaimed choreographer Ben Wright presents the premiere of his company bgroup’s new work. Eye to Body, Eye to Eye, Voice to Voice, Hand to Hand, Arm to Shoulder, Arm to Waist, Mouth to Mouth, Hand to Head, Hand to Body, Mouth to Breast… Human beings have a universal need to belong and to love, requirements that are potentially fulfilled through the participation in relationships. Following on from the critical success of bgroup’s last work about around, twice Place Prize semi-finalist and Jerwood awardwinning choreographer Ben Wright creates his most ambitious work to date.

The lessening of difference marks an exciting new collaboration for Wright with the author David Charles Manners (‘In the shadow of crows’) that reflects upon the concept of intimacy. With an electrifying sound design by Alan Stones and sumptuous lighting design by Guy Hoare, Wright and his quartet of exceptional dancers invite you to dream and join them in snowfall… Ben Wright is an Associate Artist of South East Dance. Tickets: £12 Conc. £10 Student £8

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www.bgroup.org.uk Suitable for ages 16+. Contains nudity.

“engagingly unpredictable” – The Times

Photographer: Chris Nash

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Company Chameleon presents

Kith/Kin

“breathtaking power and conviction”

A breathtaking double bill that explores masculinity and male identity.

the passage from childhood, through adolescence into adulthood. Powerful and poignant in its exploration of those events and experiences that shape us, the work combines bold athleticism with moments of touching sensitivity.

Thursday 3rd November 7.30pm

Before Night Fell (created with choreographer Beth Cassani) looks at notions of friendship, camaraderie and bravery and sees the company develop concepts of physical risk, game structures, intimacy, vulnerability, power and manipulation. Rites uses the personal and shared histories of Company Chameleon founders Anthony Missen and Kevin Turner, charting

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– The Times

The evening will also feature a brand new work performed by FuzzyLogic Dance Company, created by Company Chameleon. Tickets: £12 Conc. £10 Student £8

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Photographer: Brian Slater


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From Scratch Udifydance Company hosts

Dance Shots

Featuring ZoieLogic Dance Theatre

Tuesday 6th December 7.30pm

A scratch night featuring regional and national dance artists sharing new work, work in progress or just the seed of an idea. The Point will be transformed into the intimate setting of a wine bar, the evening will feature unexpected sporadic performances allowing you to move freely through different spaces to see new works and get close to the performances. From Scratch nights offer the chance to watch some of the most innovative work whilst it’s still in development, meaning you have the chance to offer your thoughts and feedback and maybe even influence the work in some way, whilst also supporting the region’s creative talent. Photographer: James XXX Rowbotham

The evening will also feature a special preview of work by ZoieLogic Dance Theatre. Choreographer Zoie Golding (founder of male youth FuzzyLogic Dance Company) is stepping into the professional arena with the aim of changing the perception of male dance; this will be the first opportunity to see a work-in-progress performance of their new show Echo which has been made under the artistic mentorship of Amit Lahav (Gecko Theatre Company). Tickets: £6 Conc. £5 www.udifydance.com

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RedCape Theatre presents

1 Beach Road Friday 23rd September 2.00pm & 8.00pm The premiere of a new show by award winning company RedCape Theatre. A tale of defiance, a shrinking island, synchronized swimming and trying to turn back the tide. By exploring the metaphorical connections between Alzheimer’s and Coastal Erosion the play asks, what is it like to lose everything - your home and your memories? With the inexorable encroachment of the shoreline, the sea swallows the row of bungalows, the road, the garage, and eats its way to the back door of ‘1 Beach Road’ while the inhabitants refuse to budge. Victoria and Jane are left standing at the edge of a precipice.

Like The Idiot Colony the starting point is true stories, drawing from interviews with residents of coastal towns that are disappearing into the sea and ongoing research into the experiences of Alzheimer’s patients and their carers. RedCape Theatre is committed to telling true stories that matter, move and entertain, with ordinary people in extraordinary situations. Audiences and critics have acclaimed their unique visual, physical storytelling, sense of humour and original writing. Evening tickets: £12 Conc. £10 Student £8 Matinee tickets: All £8 PP www.redcapetheatre.com In company: Schools/colleges workshops are available.

“affecting physical theatre” – The Times

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Photographer: Nik Mackey


Third Party Productions presents

The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus Tuesday 25th October 7.30pm

All in the words of Christopher Marlowe (but not necessarily in the right order) Some of the most popular dramatic verse ever written and some splendid comedy to go with it. Dance, song, the dulcet tones of the ukulele: a touch of ventriloquism; smoke, mirrors and cheap tricks. To keep themselves amused, Lucifer and Mephistopheles enjoy a picnic and do a few

cabaret turns while Faustus, in exchange for his soul, gets a very poor deal indeed. Dr. Faustus is a fast-paced, highly theatrical, highly entertaining evening, full of surprises and fun. Tickets: £12 Conc. £10 Student £8

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“A devilishly good night out”

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Photographer: Richard Davenport

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Reckless Sleepers presents

Schrödinger Wednesday 30th November 7.30pm Reckless Sleepers go back and forward in time recreating one of its most celebrated performances, Schrödinger. In 1933 Erwin Schrödinger won the Nobel Prize for his contribution to Quantum Mechanics. He theorised a box in which a cat exists as living and dead at the same time. In 1998 Reckless Sleepers built that box – and now over a decade later, they are climbing back inside....

Tickets: £12 Conc. £10 Student £8

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Suitable for ages 16+ Duration: 1 hour

Schrödinger is about thought experiments, cats, René Magritte, love, time, mathematics, observations, truth lies and alcohol.

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In one of the company’s most celebrated performance pieces the impossible is probable; truth and illusion are inseparable.

In company: Colleges/university workshops are available. There will also be a post-show discussion with the company.

“visually stimulating” – Yorkshire Evening Post

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Laws are made bent then broken. It’s a visually mesmerising performance that sways between question and answer, chaos and order, what we can measure and what we can’t.

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In the Studio Theatre Yvon Bonenfant presents

Beacons

Thursday 13th October 7.30pm An immersive experience where audiences experience a sensual landscape of voice, light, rhythm and emotion. Bringing together the sweet, startling, soothing, ethereally beautiful and gutturally emotional singing of Yvon Bonenfant. Alongside three-screen video projection, Beacons takes the audience on a journey through love, lighthouses, motorway works, ambulances, airports, northern Tickets: £10 Conc. £8 lights, birdsong, and radio tunes, creating landscapes of sound and light that tell human www.beacons-show.com stories of romance, longing and loss.

The Propaganda Company presents

King Lear

A work in progress performance Tuesday 20th September 7.30pm Following a residency at The Point, The Propaganda Company will open the doors on their artistic process to allow audiences unique access to a work in progress performance of their latest production of King Lear followed by a short discussion. Blending digital technology, political commentary and powerful imagery to retell Shakespeare’s classic tale, this production will present the text as an exploration of state, power and control in the 21st Century. Created in association with The Point, Eastleigh with funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Tickets: £6 Conc. £5 www.propagandacompany.co.uk

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Mind the Gap presents Clive King’s

Stig of the Dump

Retold by Mike Kenny

Friday 11th November 7pm An enchanting tale of a unique friendship: Stig wears rabbit-skins, has his own language and uses empty tin cans for a chimney. Barney has scuffed shoes, grazed knees and dirty fingernails. Join them on their magical adventure as puppetry and performance turn rubbish into something real, change scrap into scenery and make garbage gorgeous! The retelling of this classic story by Olivier Award winner Mike Kenny will captivate, inspire and excite everyone aged 7+. Mind the Gap is an award-winning theatre company that works with learning disabled and non-disabled actors as equals. Supported by Arts Council, England. Tickets: £6 (four tickets for £22, or five tickets for £26) Running time 65 minutes, no interval www.mind-the-gap.org.uk/stig

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Lyngo Theatre Company presents

Tom Thumb by Marcello Chiarenza Monday 24th October 1.00pm & 3.30pm An inventive production of the classic tale for children aged 6+ and their families.

Tom Thumb is no bigger than a mouse, but can pick up a house; and because his ears are always open he can stay one tiny step ahead to save his brothers from the ogre and from his mum and dad! Brought to life by CBeebies presenter Patrick Lynch, this timeless story is about being hungry and afraid, but it’s also a story about having fun, which Tom does better than anyone. With feathery spinning birds, flying fiery houses and a portable forest, this show is a wee wonder.

Tickets: £6 (four tickets for £22, or five tickets for £26) www.lyngo.co.uk

10th September, 1st October, 29th October, 19th November 2011

Pl a 10.00-10.45am

11.00-11.45am

Education dance company, Commotion, lead children and their grown-ups to explore movement, fun and imaginative play together.

Our Saturday Storytelling actors will delight children and adults with their fun and entertaining stories.

Tickets: Saturday Playtime £3; Saturday Storytime £3 or come along to both for £5! Suitable for ages 3-8 years and their grown-ups

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The Point’s Youth Theatre presents JM Barrie’s

Friday 16th - Wednesday 21st December The Point Youth Theatre is delighted to present JM Barrie’s timeless story that has captured the imagination of children and adults alike for more than a hundred years. This enchanting production follows Wendy, John and Michael Darling as they are led on a magical adventure through Neverland by the mischievous Peter, meeting a gang of Lost Boys, a tribe of pirates, mermaids, crocodiles, Tinker Bell and of course the vicious Captain Hook along the way. Following the success of last year’s Christmas production of A Christmas Carol, The Point Youth Theatre teams up with The Point Youth Dance Company to make this year’s production bigger than ever. Featuring original live music, stunning costumes and set and spectacular lighting, the magical story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is the perfect Christmas treat for the whole family.

Dates and times

Friday 16th – 7.30pm Saturday 17th – 2.00pm & 7.30pm Sunday 18th – 2.00pm Tuesday 20th – 2.00pm & 7.30pm Wednesday 21st – 2.00pm & 7.30pm Tickets: £8.50 Conc. £6.50 14 |

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Wednesday 7th December 7.30pm

The Little White Bird Members of The Point Youth Theatre also present an evening of poetry, song and drama based on the story that first introduced Peter Pan to the world, JM Barrie’s novel The Little White Bird. Tickets: £2

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Roddy Woomble +

Rachel Sermanni

Tuesday 11th October 7.30pm Familiar to music fans as the front man of indie-rock band Idlewild and now as an acclaimed solo folk artist in his own right, Roddy Woomble showcases his softer, acoustic solo sound. Roddy Woomble released his first solo album ‘My Secret is My Silence’ in 2006 to critical acclaim from both folk and rock press. The album featured celebrated folk musicians Andy Cutting, Kate Rusby and Ian Carr. Roddy has since continued to work with some of the most notable musicians in folk including Kris Drever and John McCusker. His performance at The Point sees Roddy present songs from his new solo album ‘The Impossible Song and Other Songs’ and of course from his notable back catalogue including a few Idlewild numbers for good measure. Supporting Roddy Woomble will be the talented singer/songwriter Rachel Sermanni. Already garnering great acclaim for her warm, smoky vocals and effortless stage presence, Rachel has recently supported Mumford & Sons, KT Tunstall and Newton Faulkner. Tickets: £16 Conc. £14 www.roddywoomble.com

“Tender and epic, enormous yet touching” – BBC Music on My Secret is My Silence

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Lau

“Quite frankly the best band in the world right now” – Channel 4 Music

Thursday 24th November 8.00pm A remarkable trio formed of three of the finest and most innovative exponents of modern traditional music in Britain today. Highly regarded musicians in their own right, the combined talents of Kris Drever, Martin Green and Aidan O’Rourke make for a fantastic and all-conquering trio. The warmth and excitement Lau generate with each new release, and at every gig, has culminated in armfuls of plaudits, including three consecutive years of being crowned ‘Best Group’ at the BBC Radio Two Folk Awards.

In front of a live audience the trio are renowned for pushing their compositions and each other to new heights, as well as some eminently quotable stage banter. Their infamous live shows feature an explosion of both traditional folk and selfpenned songs, all infused with a spectrum of emotion and musicianship that can only be described as spellbinding. Tickets: £14 Conc. £12 www.lau-music.co.uk

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Off The Kerb Productions in association with Universal Pictures (UK) LTD presents

Jon Richardson It’s Not Me It’s You Thursday 27th October 8.00pm Team captain on ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats’, host of C4 Comedy Showcase, regular Have I Got News For You panellist and star of Live At The Apollo, Jon Richardson will be visiting The Point with his hugely successful show It’s Not Me, It’s You. With a sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe behind him, It’s Not Me It’s You sees everyone’s favourite young grumpy man return to the stage. Discussing the everyday items that have a profound effect on his outlook, Richardson takes his audience on an eclectic journey from cheating footballers to decapitated alligators. It’s Not Me It’s You sees Jon working his pessimism with some hilarious consequences, and as always with loveable vivacious delivery. Tickets: £13 Conc. £11 www.jonrichardsoncomedy.com

“Richardson is a neurotic genius whose stuff on his hang-ups and rigid world-view will make you weep” – Radio Times

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Hidden Pearl Productions presents

Turn Back the Clock Saturday 26th November 3.00pm

A selection of songs and monologues in tribute to British comedienne and actress Joyce Grenfell. In honour of Joyce Grenfell’s centenary year, hidden in this comedy revue can be found some of her more delicate and poignant pieces. This gem of nostalgia from the golden age of revue is suitable for all. Delight in the truthful, funny and moving characters. Revel in the evocation of one of the greatest female entertainers of the twentieth century. By arrangement with Samuel French and Sheil Land Associates. Tickets: £10 Conc. £8 Add a pre-show cream tea (from 2pm) to your booking for £3 per person.

“A delightful show to touch the heart as well as tickle the funny bone...” – London Metro

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Film

Screening dates may change subject to release dates

Baby Time

Classic Monday

Lazy Sunday

Exclusively for parents/carers with babies under 18 months, Baby Time offers the opportunity for new mums and dads to see the best in cinema without needing to worry about babysitters.

Classic Monday movies offer the perfect chance to re-discover the silver screen starlets and heartthrobs from yesteryear in some of the most memorable movies from the past.

To make your visit comfortable for both you and your baby we will make sure the film’s soundtrack is a little lower and leave some soft lighting on. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere means that you needn’t worry when your little one makes a noise and are free to move around the theatre. There is also a safe area to leave pushchairs and nappy changing facilities too.

Our Classic Monday films begin at 3pm and prior to the screening is also the chance to enjoy a cream tea (from 2pm) whilst also listening to some beautiful live piano music.

Our chilled out Lazy Sunday screenings combine food and live music with classic movies. Come early for some great live music, arrive later for just the film, or grab a beer and a burger at the café bar and stay for both.

Showings

Singin’ in the Rain (U)

Friday 16th September 11am

3pm

Showings Brief Encounter (PG)

Monday 31st October 3pm

Live music and food served from 3.30pm and then take your drinks through at 5.00pm for the screening of a cult movie. The perfect way to unwind at the end of the hectic weekend.

Showings The Big Lebowski

(18)

Sunday 23rd October 5pm (film tickets just £3)

Larry Crowne (12A) Monday 5th December The Conspirator

(12A)

Friday 30th September 11am

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (PG) Friday 4th November 11am

One Day (12A)

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Add a pre-film cream tea (from 2pm) to your booking for just £3 per person.

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Add a pre-film beer & burger booking for just £5 (£6 on the day).


Sat 1st October 2pm & 7.30pm (General)

Fri 16th September 11am (Baby time) 7.30pm (General)

Larry Crowne

(12A)

Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts star in this grown-up, feel good romantic comedy. Larry Crowne (Hanks) is a middle-aged man who loses his job; he soon joins a colourful community of outcasts at the local college and finds a new lease of life and love.

Wed 28th September 2.30pm & 7.30pm (General screenings) Fri 30th September 11am (Baby time)

The Conspirator (12A) Directed by Robert Redford and starring James McAvoy, this riveting historical drama tells the true story of the trial and manhunt of a woman wrongly accused of involvement in the assassination Abraham Lincoln.

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (12A) The epic finale of the Harry Potter series sees the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalate into an all-out war. Will Harry be forced to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with arch-enemy Lord Voldemort.

Film Tickets Sat 17th September 2pm & 7.30pm (General screenings)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) Action-packed animated sequel that finds hero Po living a contented life protecting the Valley of Peace. But when the future of China and kung-fu itself is threatened, there is nothing for it but for Po and his kung fu-crazy friends to fight back.

Ticket prices for our films are £6 / £5 conc. / Children £3.70 Please note screening dates may change subject to release dates. Please visit www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk or call the box office for up-todate listings.

The Point is delighted that its film programme is supported by local solicitors

Sun 23rd October 5pm (Lazy Sunday screening)

The Big Lebowski

(18)

The Coen Brothers’ achingly funny cult movie. Jeff Bridges is ‘The Dude’ - a fortysomething stoner who lives only for bowling, White Russians and his rug who gets caught up in a tale of mistaken identity, extortion and embezzlement with his buddy, Vietnam vet Walter Sobchak (John Goodman).

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Wed 26th October 2pm (General screening) Sat 29th October 2pm (General screening)

Zookeeper

(PG)

Fri 4th November 11am (Baby time) 7.30pm (General)

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (PG)

Family comedy that tells the story of a kind-hearted, yet unlucky in love zookeeper Griffin Keyes (Kevin James). Griffin’s animal friends decide to teach him the rules of courtship animal style and in doing so reveal an important hidden secret! Voices by Adam Sandler and Sylvester Stallone.

Family comedy starring Jim Carrey. Mr Popper once led a simple life. That was until 6 penguins moved into his New York penthouse! Despite his life turning upside-down he warms to his frosty new friends but it doesn’t take long before the cracks start to show.

Mon 31st October 3pm (Classic Monday)

Fri 25th November 11am (Baby time) 7.30pm (General) Mon 28th November 7.30pm (General)

Brief Encounter

(PG)

David Lean adapts Noel Coward’s heartbreaking tale of two ordinary people caught up in the extraordinary power of love. Laura (Celia Johnson) is a seemingly happily married housewife who meets married physician Alec (Trevor Howard) at a London railway station, and so begins one of the most famous passionate affairs. 22 |

One Day

(12A)

A heartbreaking romantic movie based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel by David Nicholls. One Day follows the loves and lives of Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess) who begin a friendship on 15th July 1988 that will last a lifetime.

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Monday 5th December 3pm (Classic Monday) A pre-film cream tea (from 2pm) to your booking for just £3 per person. 7.30pm (General)

Singin’ in the Rain (U) One of the most celebrated film musicals of all time starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. A silent movie production company makes the difficult transition to sound. Featuring a host of well loved sketches and routines and of course Kelly’s iconic tap sequence along a rain-drenched street.

Film Tickets Ticket prices for our films are £6 / £5 conc. / Children £3.70 Please note screening dates may change subject to release dates. Please visit www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk or call the box office for up-todate listings.

The Point is delighted that its film programme is supported by local solicitors


Space for Ideas Intensive engagements for artists Sunday 6th November

Ben Wright In the lead up to the premiere of The lessening of difference, award-winning choreographer, Ben Wright will lead an intensive workshop exploring the themes and processes that led to the creation of this new work for bgroup. The workshop will illuminate his collaborative approach to writing, music and lighting design and is aimed at dancers, choreographers and artistic directors.

11-6pm £25 per participant To book, contact sacha.lee@eastleigh.gov.uk or call 023 8062 7802 Book for the SFI & bgroup’s premiere for just £30 (see p.5)

Saturday 29th October

Lea Anderson & The Featherstonehaughs Choreographer Lea Anderson has led her two dance companies, the Cholmondeleys and Featherstonehaughs for nearly 25 years, creating highly distinctive and visually striking dance. Lea invites dance and/or theatre practitioners, performers, teachers and choreographers to a full day of exploration. Working together through the use of choreographic devices which Lea often draws upon in the creation of her own

work, participants will be invited to discover new approaches to making work.

11-6pm £25 per participant To book, contact sacha.lee@eastleigh.gov.uk or call 023 8062 7802

Friday 28th October

In Conversation with Anna Zubrzycki, Song of the Goat Theatre If you saw this wonderful Polish company during its visit to The Point last October you will remember Anna Zubrzycki’s extraordinary performance as Lady Macbeth. Anna returns to The Point this autumn to lead a five-day workshop for professional performers, at the end of which she will be in conversation with Point director Sarah Brigham, discussing and showing some

recorded excerpts of the company’s work in preparation for its new production inspired by Shakespeare’s King Lear.

6-7pm in the Creation Space Tickets are free but must be booked in advance via the box office.

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Taking Part‌ The Point Youth Dance Company is open to all young people aged 8-18 who are serious about taking their dancing to the next level. The company take part in weekly sessions as well as performing at The Point and elsewhere throughout the year . For more information contact youthdance@eastleigh.gov.uk 023 8062 7804

Enjoy Sharing Arts A friendly arts and crafts group for the over 50s that is always keen to welcome new members. This term members will try their hand at pastel drawing. (Term begins w/c 19th September) Classes take place: 11am - 1pm Tuesdays at Ritchie Hall, Chandlers Ford Wednesdays at The Point, Eastleigh Town Fridays at Botley Community Centre Sessions are ÂŁ20 per half-term, includes all your materials and expert tuition. For more information or to book contact marie.negus@eastleigh.gov.uk 023 8062 7805 24 |

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The Point Youth Theatre offers young people aged 8-20 the opportunity to work with professional directors and theatre practitioners. As well as weekly sessions, youth theatre memebers will take part in performances throughout the year. For more information contact youththeatre@eastleigh.gov.uk 023 8062 7806


Halloween Hip Hop Friday 28th October 10am – 4pm Create a spooky dance in a day to the latest hip hop tunes and learn new moves to show off to your family and friends. For ages 8 – 16 years old. Tickets £15 Please contact The Point’s box office to book

Dance Aware:

Raising awareness of domestic abuse Sunday 27th November 7.30pm

A fun packed day including dance, music, drama and visual art, as well as lots of fun and games and a chance to socialise and make new friends. For people age 14+ with various disabilities, carers welcome but not essential.

A dynamic evening of dance from talented young people across Eastleigh Borough and including performances by The Point Youth Dance Company and FuzzyLogic. This powerful platform is part of Eastleigh Borough Council’s initiative to raise awareness of domestic abuse. Supported by Eastleigh Domestic Abuse Forum.

Tickets £5

Tickets: £8.50 Conc. £6.50

For more information contact Vicki Hargreaves vicki.hargreaves@eastleigh.gov.uk 023 8062 7815

Please contact The Point’s box office to book

Multi-Arts Day Saturday 29th October 10am-4pm

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Dance Classes

Taking Part‌ Here at The Point we run a wide range of dance classes for babies, young people and adults. If you would like to find out more about our classes and prices, please contact the box office or visit our website. Autumn classes commence Monday 12th September, the second half-term begins Monday 31st October.

Babies and toddlers 3-18 mths Baby Boogie

3-5 yrs Mini Moves

Mondays 10.15 - 11.00am Enjoy movement, song and rhymes with your baby and learn baby sign language (babies and parents).

Mondays 1.00 - 1.45pm 1.50 - 2.35pm First steps into rhythmical movement.

18 mths - 3yrs Toddler Twist Mondays 9.45 - 10.15am Develop movement, confidence and make new friends (toddlers and parents).

Ballet Tots Thursdays 11.30am - 12.15pm A fun, relaxed class that covers the basics of ballet.

Children and young people 5-7 yrs Mega Moves Mondays 4.00 - 5.00pm Great for developing confidence. Focusing on imagination and creativity.

Ballet Thursdays 4.00 - 5.00pm The next phase of development in this classic dance form.

Hip Hop 8-11 yrs Wednesdays 4.30 - 5.30pm

11-16 yrs

Wednesdays 6.30 - 7.30pm Learn the latest moves from the Hip Hop scene.

8-16 yrs Breakdance Wednesdays 5.30 - 6.30pm Become a B-Boy or B-Girl pro.

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Adults Contemporary

Ballet

(advanced) Tuesdays 7.00 - 8.30pm Based on release technique, suitable for those with good fitness and technical ability.

Tap Tuesdays 8.30 - 9.30pm

(intermediate) Thursdays 12.15 - 1.15pm

(open level)

(intermediate) Thursdays 8.00 - 9.00pm Experience and ballet shoes essential.

Classical Ballet (intermediate) Wednesdays 10.15 - 11.30am Classical ballet taught in a relaxed, stress-free atmosphere.

Fun and challenging. Tap shoes required.

Ballet

Hip Hop

Thursdays 7.00 - 8.00pm A fun class for those with little or no experience.

(open level) Wednesdays 7.30 - 8.30pm Learn the latest hip hop moves.

Belly dance (open level) Wednesdays 11.30am - 12.30pm Increase suppleness, improve posture, fitness and reduce stress.

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ACCESS Classes Jajouka Thursdays 5.00 - 6.00pm Movement and creative dance for young people aged 14+ with learning disabilities.

Mosaic

Movers and Shakers Fridays 1.30 - 3.00pm Fun and lively creative dance for adults with learning disabilities.

Fridays 11.00am - 12.30pm Enjoy movement through the combined and creative use of visual, audible and tactile props, for adults with physical and learning disabilities.

Box office: 023 8065 2333

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Community performances The following events are presented and promoted by hirers of The Point. The Point therefore cannot accept responsibility for the content of these events or for production values and performances.

Stepping Out School of Dance’s Rendition of Hairspray Friday 9th 7pm & Saturday 10th September 1.30pm & 7pm Join Tracy Turnblad as she desperately attempts to star on the Corny Collins show and win the heart of Link Larkin. Stepping Out’s version of Hairspray is a show for all the family which will get your feet tapping with show stopping numbers such as ‘You Can’t stop the Beat’ and ‘New Girl in Town’. Stepping Out welcomes you to the 60’s!’ Tickets: £8 Conc. £7 Special offer: buy 10 tickets get 1 free

Tim & Tony Strange present…

An Evening of Swing & Laughter Sunday 9th October 2pm & 7.30pm Featuring comedy, musical double-act, Tim & Tony Strange; Southampton’s very own swing quartet, The Stellar Swing Ensemble; and starring comedy vocalist, Miss Claire Timms, “A wicked glint in her eye and a great sense of fun,” (The Stage) plus guests. A furious, fun-packed variety show to leave you with a smile on your face and a swing in your step. Not recommended for under 12s. Tickets: Matinee £8 Conc. £6 Evening £12 Conc. £9 www.timames.co.uk

Westfield Productions

Perfect Blend Sunday 18th September 7.30pm Join us for a show case of different styles of song and dance featuring a blend of music you may or may not know! This year we are delighted to be joined by Sue Merrett School of Dance, Stepping Out School of Dance, Fun2Dance and a special guest appearance. Tickets: £8 Conc. £6 www.westfieldproductions.co.uk

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Mayor of Eastleigh’s Charity Appeal 2011-2012 Friday 21st October Further information will be released shortly, please contact The Point’s box office to find out more.


Southampton Classical Guitar Society

Marcin Dylla – Classical Guitarist Saturday 15th October 8pm

Southampton Concert Wind Band

A Night at the Movies Saturday 22nd October 7.30pm

This extraordinary Polish guitarist took the musical world by storm in his 20s, winning every competition he entered worldwide. No fewer than nineteen major awards, culminating with the 2007 GFA. Still in his mid-30s, he tours the world playing all the great venues and major cities. Now he is here. Don’t miss a unique opportunity to hear this outstanding musician.

SCWB returns for another wonderful musical experience as Calum Gray directs Southampton’s favourite Concert Band. The band will perform well known music made popular by the movies, featuring special guest clarinet soloist Anke Batty, Young Musician of the Year finalist (2008). This evening supports the Wessex Cancer Trust (Charity 1110216), helping to not only raise money, but also celebrate their 30th birthday.

Tickets: £12 Conc. £10

Tickets: £10 Conc. £8 Child £4

www.scgs-guitar.org.uk www.marcindylla.com

www.southamptonconcertwindband.org

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Independent Martial Arts Organisation

Monday 17th – Wednesday 19th October 7pm A UK-wide initiative working in partnership with the National Theatre and the National Youth Theatre that challenges the preconception that studying Shakespeare is difficult, dry or dull through a combination of teacher training, workshops and student performance in a local professional theatre.

Premier Grand Slam 2011 Sunday 30th October 12 noon Premier Grand Slam Martial Arts Championship. Open to all styles and Associations. Light continuous and semi-contact. With forms sets and weapons demonstrations. Tickets: £10 Conc. £5

Tickets: £8 Conc. £6 www.ssf.uk.com

Box office: 023 8065 2333

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A Tribute to Queen GaGa Saturday 5th November 7.30pm From playing at the International Queen Convention to appearing in a recent BBC documentary, GA GA continue to prove why they are so highly rated by critics and audiences alike. There are no wigs, no make-up and definitely no false moustaches but instead a host of massive Queen songs played like they were meant to be. Tickets: £15.50 Conc. £14

The Royal British Legion Eastleigh Chandlers Ford + District Branch

Band Concert and Festival of Remembrance Sunday 6th November 7.30pm The Royal British Legion is the national custodian of Remembrance, a role which ensures that we remember those who gave their lives for the peace and freedom we now enjoy. Remembrance is not just about those who fought in the two World Wars, but also about those involved in the many other conflicts worldwide and those still fighting for peace and freedom now. It is also about remembering loved ones lost, for whatever reason, learning from the past and resolving to play our part in making the world a better place to live. Tickets: £7

Spinners Dance Studio incorporating Class Act Theatre School

Simply... “The Best!” Saturday 12th November 1.30pm & 6.30pm It’s time to welcome back the students from Spinners Dance Studio and Class Act Theatre School for another journey through dance, drama and singing. A lively and fast paced performance showcasing the talents of all the children. One to make you smile and depart singing! As they are simply the best! Produced, choreographed and directed by Lisa and Steve McLean. Tickets: £9 Conc. £8 www.spinnersdance.co.uk

Eastleigh Operatic and Musical Society

The Gondoliers Tuesday 15th to Saturday 19th November Evenings 7.30pm Matinee 2.30pm One of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular light comic operettas, this production will be presented as a traditional performance, with period sets and costume, and accompanied by a professional orchestra.With well-known songs and choruses (When a Merry Maiden Marries, Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes, Dance a Cachucha) and many more. To quote Gilbert in the glorious finale -“we leave you with feelings of pleasure”. Tickets: £12 Conc. £10 Special offer: 2 tickets for £18 on Tues evening & Sat matinee www.eoms.hants.gov.uk

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Razzmatazz Academy of Dance

E Minor Pop Academy In Concert

Sunday 20th November 7pm

Sunday 4th December 4pm

Come and see this magnificent brand new family show for all ages! Ex minstrels updated with scenes of Disney World, the 80s, a mixture of musicals and a pulse raiser to lift you off your seat! Colourful creative costumes to bring lots of fun for everyone.

E Minor Pop Academy will once again put their unique stamp on a range of current and classic pop songs all with live vocals and choreography. Expect to be thrilled by this group of young performers who will never cease to surprise you with their raw energy of rock, pop and soul music. Now recommended by R & B singer Lemar.

Tickets: £8 Conc. £6

Tickets: £7

Love Soul Choir

Sing It. Live It. Love It.

Saturday 3rd December 8pm A night of pop, soul and Motown songs peformed by Southampton’s very own Love Soul Choir, which has received national acclaim for performances on Channel 5’s Don’t Stop Believing and the BBC’s The Big Performance. Tickets: £7.50 Conc. £6 www.lovesoulchoir.com

If you are interested in hiring The Point for your event or performance please contact Paul Munday, Operations Officer on 023 8062 7820 or paul.munday@eastleigh.gov.uk

www.eminorpopacademy.co.uk

River Studios Music Ltd

En Masse Sunday 4th December 8pm The South’s original pop rock choir is back! Directed by Gareth Henderson (principal of the Southern School of Popular Singing) took En Masse to the dizzy heights of The Mayflower, The Strand & The London Palladium. This show will not only be vocally amazing, but the stunning choreography and professional lighting combined with the new twist of a live band will make for a show not to be missed. Tickets: £10 www.enmassepopchoir.co.uk

Box office: 023 8065 2333

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West End Singers

Mountbatten Players

Christmas Celebrations

Aladdin

Friday 9th December 7.30pm Start your festive celebrations with an exciting mix of popular and Christmas music from the world of stage, screen, rock, pop and jazz, sung by this well-known local mixed singing group. Joined by members of Razzmatazz (formerly International Southern Minstrels), the evening of music and dance is set to sparkle like a Christmas tree. Not one to be missed!

Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th January 2012 Thurs 7.30pm, Fri & Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm Fly away on a magic carpet to the exotic orient to follow the adventures of Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp. Mountbatten Players bring their usual professional, innovative slant to one of our favourite pantomimes. Sumptuous costumes, elaborate sets, a 12 piece professional show band, exciting special effects and the usual pantomime hilarity combine to create the best show in town.

Tickets: £10 Conc. £9 www.westendsingers.co.uk

The City of Southampton (Albion) Band Christmas Concert Sunday 11th December 7.30pm The City of Southampton (Albion) Band’s Christmas Concert provides a mixture of favourite brass band pieces and all the sounds of Christmas. There will be something for everyone so come along and join in singing some well-known carols to put you in the festive mood. An evening not to be missed. Tickets: £8 Conc. £5 www.cosab.org.uk

Tickets: £10 Conc. £7.50 Thurs eve £8.50 Conc. £5.50 www.mountbattenplayers.co.uk

Westfield Productions

Scrooge the Pantomime Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd January 2012 Evenings 7.30pm, Sat mat 2.30pm, Sun mat 1.30pm The Award-Winning Westfield Productions are back with a completely new and original family pantomime, based on A Christmas Carol. Penny pinching Scrooge is visited by three spirits who try to show him the error of his ways and remind him of the true meaning of Christmas. A festive favourite full of songs, dance, magical effects and laughter. Tickets: Thurs all tickets £7 Fri – Sun £9 Conc. £7 www.westfieldproductions.co.uk

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Introducing our sister venue

The Berry Theatre The Berry Theatre in Hedge End offers an innovative programme of drama, comedy, music and film and places a specific focus on work for children and young people.

Alongside the professional programme the theatre offers a busy creative learning programme which realises opportunities for work with schools, colleges, community groups and specialist services; running a range of professionally run projects and opportunities to enhance theatre learning for all ages and abilities.

The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Hampshire SO30 4EJ

For more information visit www.theberrytheatre.co.uk or call 01489 799 499.

Be tempted by our range of delicious cakes freshly-made light lunches Mozzo coffees teas and of course no theatre would be complete without a delicious selection of ice creams!

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■ The Concorde Club boasts live music five nights a week from international jazz artists to tribute bands and DJ evenings ■ Other highlights include a la carte dining, cabaret dinners, fashion shows, charity nights and much more ■ For details of what’s on during the autumn season or to find out about business networking opportunities and conference and meeting room hire please visit www.theconcordeclub.com

       at the Concorde Club & Hotel ■ The Moldy Fig is open seven days a week* serving excellent food, fine wines and local real ales ■ It’s an ideal meeting place to call in for a drink, enjoy lunch or dinner with friends or colleagues ■ Non members are welcome during the day while the evenings are reserved exclusively for members and their guests

*Closed Sunday evenings

Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9HQ Tel: 023 8061 3989 www.theconcordeclub.com

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Online: www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk

How to find us: The Point is within easy walking distance of Eastleigh’s train and bus stations and within a 5 minute drive of the M3 and M27 motorways. Parking is available at: 1. Swan Centre 2. Multi-storey 3. Romsey Road 4. Leigh Road

We’re accessible… Full wheelchair access The Point is fully wheelchair accessible. With flat level access to Box Office and all performance spaces, a lift to our conference facilities upstairs and wheelchair accessible seating areas. Infra red hearing system We offer two different types of infra red hearing sytems for enhanced hearing. 1. A Headset for anyone who would like the sound on stage amplified. 2. A necklace set used to amplify sound on stage for those who wear a hearing aid. Large Print and Audio The Point offers a large print and audio version of our season brochure.

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Touch Tours: The Point offers touch tours for blind and partially sighted people in conjunction with selected shows. Dates are available from Box Office. Carers: We are delighted to offer 1 free ticket to carers to enable disabled visitors to visit The Point.

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September

October

November

December

January 2012

9th & 10th H 10th CT 16th F 17th F 18th H 20th T 23rd T 28th & 30th F

Stepping Out School of Dance’s Rendition of Hairspray Saturday Playtime & Saturday Storytime - The Point Larry Crowne - film screening Kung Fu Panda 2 - film screening Perfect Blend - Westfield Productions King Lear - The Propaganda Company 1 Beach Road - RedCape Theatre The Conspirator - film screening

1st CT 1st F 5th D 9th H 11th M 13th T 15th H 17th - 19th H 21st H 22nd H 23rd F 24th CT 25th T 26th & 29th F 27th C 29th CT 30th H 31st F

Saturday Playtime & Saturday Storytime - The Point Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - film screening The Featherstonehaughs draw on the sketch books of Egon Schiele An Evening of Swing & Laughter - Tim & Tony Strange Roddy Woomble Beacons - Yvon Bonenfant Marcin Dylla - Southampton Classical Guitar Society Shakespeare Schools Festival Mayor of Eastleigh’s Charity Appeal 2011 / 2012 A Night at the Movies - Southampton Concert Wind Band The Big Lebowski - Lazy Sunday film screening Tom Thumb - Lyngo Theatre Company The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus - Third Party Productions Zookeeper - film screening Jon Richardson - Off The Kerb Productions Saturday Playtime & Saturday Storytime – The Point Premier Grand Slam 2011 - Independent Martial Arts Organisation Brief Encounter - Classic Monday film screening

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Kith/Kin - Company Chameleon Mr. Popper’s Penguins - film screening A Tribute to Queen GaGa Band Concert and Festival of Remembrance - The Royal British Legion Pre:View - James Wilton and James Cousins The lessening of difference - bgroup Stig of the Dump - Mind the Gap Simply...“The Best!” - Spinners Dance Studio incorporating Class Act Theatre The Gondoliers - Eastleigh Operatic and Musical Society Saturday Playtime & Saturday Storytime - The Point Razzmatazz Academy of Dance Lau One Day - film screening Turn Back the Clock - Hidden Pearl Productions Dance Aware: Raising awareness of domestic abuse Schrödinger - Reckless Sleepers

3rd 4th 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th 11th 16th - 21st

Sing It. Live It. Love It. - Love Soul Choir E Minor Pop Academy In Concert En Masse - River Studios Music Ltd Singin’ in the Rain - film screening From Scratch - Dance Shots The Little White Bird - The Point Youth Theatre Christmas Celebrations - West End Singers The City of Southampton (Albion) Band Christmas Concert Peter Pan - The Point Youth Theatre

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Aladdin - Mountbatten Players Scrooge the Pantomime - Westfield Productions

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The Point, Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DE Box Office 023 8065 2333 www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk

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T Professional Theatre D Professional Dance CT Professional Children’s Theatre H Community & Hirers performances

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