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2011 Box office: 023 8065 2333

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Welcome I’m delighted to introduce our Spring 2011 season. The Point’s new Creation Space, a residential studio for artists to create new work of excellence which connects and engages with audiences and our community, is now a year old and we are delighted to be seeing its benefits.

Our Dance programme, as ever is eclectic and hallmarked by excellence, bringing you some of the most significant and established companies in the country; ensure you book early for Scottish Dance Theatre and balletLORENT and see brand new work from Probe and ATMA.

This season we have chosen to celebrate this on our stage by showcasing established, acclaimed companies alongside young emerging artists who are clearly on a pathway to success.

Add into the mix comedy from Mark Thomas, music from The Unthanks, a pastiche 1940s radio play and quality and entertaining work for children from Hiccup Theatre and Sparkle and Dark and there is surely something for everyone.

We open our season with the first opportunity to see internationally acclaimed Gecko’s new production Missing, presented as a work in progress performance, followed by one of the most exciting new companies’ around, Trace, with their critically-acclaimed production Once Upon a Something. We welcome People Show, one of the most established experimental theatre companies in the country, and are delighted to also be hosting our first Salon; from the banks of Paris to the atrium of The Point; your chance to sample the work of the hottest young companies around.

Our season is complemented by our fantastic Creative Learning Programme; classes, workshops and projects for people of all ages. So as well as seeing a show why not sign up for a dance class, get to know about our youth theatre, attend a post show discussion or even join us for a coffee and a chat about our latest exhibition? I look forward to welcoming you to The Point.

Sarah Brigham Director

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Show support...........................

With community firmly at the heart of what we do and a commitment to unlocking creativity in the region, The Point welcomes more than 85,000 people through its doors each year to take part in a host of exciting cultural activities. Every year we:

Your donation, no matter how small, will help us to expand our work with the local community, nurture artistic talent and provide quality entertainment for everyone. To show your support, donate anything you can from £5 to £500 by contacting box office on 023 8065 2333.

• Show more than 150 quality performances • Offer artistic & business support to graduate and established artists • Run an extensive outreach programme in our local community • Run 900 dance classes for ages 0 to 100 • Lead more than 500 workshops in local schools • Have the largest professionally run Youth Theatre in the area And much, much more.

Front cover image: Scottish Dance Theatre Photograph: Andy Ross

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Sunday 30th January from 7pm

A double bill of new work by two performance companies 7pm

Gecko presents a work in progress performance of

Missing

Since 2002 Gecko has created criticallyacclaimed theatre in the form of The Race, The Arab and The Jew and The Overcoat. In 2011 the company embarks on a new journey which will, once again, lift the lid off your imagination. With physical dexterity, humour, and alchemy, Gecko uncover an extraordinary collision between a scientist researching the human soul, a missing girl and a woman whose soul is decaying.

Whether you are a lost child naively reaching out in the dark or a visionary trying to unlock the puzzles, Missing is a deep and wounding punch in the stomach of our modern living. It is a magnifying glass on our eternal ability not to see what is obvious or indeed what is ‘missing’... This is a work in progress performance and will be followed by a short discussion with the company. www.geckotheatre.com

“Hauntingly and recklessly brilliant”

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innovative “highly intelligent, essentially theatrical and entertaining” – Audience member – name

8.30pm

Trace Theatre presents

Once Upon a Something How far will they go for their moment on the stage? Once Upon a Something is a story about four performers. It is a story about knights, princesses, wicked witches and enchanted castles. There are heroes, there are villains, there are victims and there is fairy dust. The performers find their roles amongst the debris of imagination as they search for their moment in the limelight, struggling to provide the audience with an epiphany, they become increasingly absorbed into the fiction of performance, carrying with it with fatal consequences.

Playful dance, fascinating storytelling and precise comic timing are used in an attempt to create a bizarre and visually decadent world. Witty, exciting, and at times surprising, Once Upon a Something is the ultimate exploration of performer ego, illustrating exactly how far performers are willing to go for their moment on the stage. www.tracetheatre.co.uk Suitable for ages 16+. May contain nudity and strong language.

Two fantastic shows, one price Tickets: £12 Conc. £10

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ATMA presents

Sivaloka and Ghatam Thursday 3rd February 7.30pm

The eagerly anticipated new work of Mayuri Boonham, formely Angika Dance Company. Mayuri Boonham redraws choreographic boundaries with her unique approach to Bharata Natyam dance, pushing the classical South Asian art form into new conceptual territories. Eagerly anticipated new works Sivaloka and Ghatam launch Boonham’s innovative new company ATMA; using the exhilarating Bharata Natyam dance language to reflect upon the meeting of ancient Indian thought with contemporary experience.

Boonham brings together an international team of award-winning collaborators including India’s leading electronica composer-duo Midival Punditz; lighting designers Guy Hoare and Clare O’Donoghue; costume designers Moritz Junge and Becs Andrews and dancers Archana Ballal, Shreya Kumar, Pauline Reibell & Luisa Lazzaro. Created with funding and support from Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts, The British Council, Art Asia, Gem Arts, Dance 4, Pavilion Dance, Dance South West and Akademi. Tickets: £12 Conc. £10 www.facebook.com/atmadance

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From Scratch

Salon de ShadyJane Tuesday 8th February 7.30pm

Allow your mind to meander down the winding streets of the past. It is 1929 on Paris’ Left Bank, art is in abundance. You, and it, find your mutual home in Le Salon. Join Point associate company ShadyJane as they create an evening of exquisite Parisian salon culture and atmosphere at The Point. See and be seen at The Salon and be welcomed in to a world that offers rare insight into performance through its various stages. Watch and meet some of the UK’s most exciting artists as they share with you

their works in progress and in return invite you to share your thoughts and be part of the discussion. An evening of music, theatre, dance and all things in between. Tickets: £4 www.shadyjane.co.uk

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balletLORENT presents

Blood, Sweat & Tears Thursday 10th February 7.30pm An exploration of the darkness and light of extreme love. As a couple experience a tender and allconsuming love for their newborn baby, they begin to fight for affection and attention from each other. Fantasy memories of their wedding day play in contrast to their sense of isolation, and a swarm of puppetlike children haunt their subconscious.

Tender and powerful, with movement vocabulary sourced from both ballet and wrestling, Blood Sweat & Tears is inspired by the ups and downs of unconditional love. Tickets: £12 Conc. £10 www.balletlorent.com

“Quirky, emotive dance theatre that always manages to engage both your heart and your head.” – The List

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Probe presents

May

Thursday 17th February 7.30pm A darkly humorous modern day romance told through dance, text and song. May is a woman living on the edge. Douglas is a man living in his head. When their worlds collide, only the truth can save them. The latest production from Antonia Grove’s award winning company is a daring new piece of dance theatre directed by Pete Shenton (New Art Club) and written by Tim Crouch. Best known for their iconic dance performances Have we met somewhere before? and Magpie, Probe has typically put together a creative team of the highest calibre. Antonia is joined on stage by Lost Dog’s Ben Duke and performer/musician Scott Smith in this modern day romance told in dance, text and song. May is supported by The Point, Eastleigh, The Nightingale Theatre and Brighton Dome. Tickets: £12 Conc. £10 www.probeproject. com

“Simple, clever, hilarious”

– Donald Hutera, The Times on Magpie

Photographer: Matthew Andrews

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Rough Fiction presents

The Water Project Monday 28th February 7.30pm

Process and performance explored. Following their residency at The Point, Rough Fiction will open the doors on the artistic process; sharing a unique demonstration of their distinctive, playful approach to creating theatre. Audiences are invited to watch a work in progress performance of The Water Project, followed by an in-depth exploration of the process and performance. The Water Project is an intimate, yet epic love story that follows a woman’s journey from an insular salt-lake town to the sea in a poetic, atmospheric and visually bold performance that will swell the senses and embolden the imagination. Combining movement, playwriting and an immersive audio-visual design, Rough Fiction lead us to question our relationship to water and interrogate how today’s climate and landscapes shape our lives. Created in association with The Point, Eastleigh, with funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

“Wonderfully atmospheric ... boldly original.”

– British Theatre Guide on Killing Alan

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Tickets: £6 Conc. £5 www.roughfiction.com


Phil McIntyre presents

Mark Thomas:

Extreme Rambling (Walking The Wall)

Thursday 3rd March 8pm Following the sell-out performance of Mark Thomas’ 2009 show at The Point, we are delighted to welcome back the award-winning comedian and activist with his new show.

“Moving and inspiring… as gripping as any live performance you will see”

Never one to take the easy option, Mark decided to go rambling in the Middle East and walked the entire length of the Israeli Separation Barrier crossing between the Israeli and the Palestinian side. This is the story of 300,000 settlers; a 750 km wall; six arrests, one stoning; too much hummus and a simple question... Can you ever get away from it all with a good walk? Tickets: £15 Conc. £13 www.markthomasinfo.com

– The Guardian

Photographer: Idil Sukan

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People Show 121: The Detective Show Thursday 10th March 7.30pm Someone’s been murdered. But there’s no body, no weapon and no motive. But there is a suspect, he believes he’s innocent, but problematically can only remember three things: 1. He is a compulsive gambler. 2. He is in love with a Tour Guide – a woman who is an expert on all things Agatha Christie. She specialises in the missing 11 days of Agatha’s life in 1926.

People Show 121 dives into the world of all things murder mystery. Fictional and real lives merge, riddles are solved but the case files always remain open. Funny, frightening and ferocious, People Show create another production of highly entertaining theatre. People Show is the UK’s longest running experimental theatre company. This production is the 121st since their formation in 1966.

3. He thinks he may be a fictional character in a detective novel.

Tickets: £12 Conc. £10

Let the search for the clues begin…

www.peopleshow.co.uk

“Forty two years of entertaining the nation in its uniquely surreal way” – The Guardian

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Scottish Dance Theatre presents

Letters from America Tuesday 22nd March 7.30pm

Celebrating its 25th anniversary year, Scotland’s national contemporary dance company is delighted to perform two new works of accessible, entertaining and theatrical dance. Lay Me Down Safe Kate Weare’s work is a tender foray into our human inexperience at reckoning with desire and loss. Drawing on the individuality of each dancer and offering up sensuous and arresting movement, Lay Me Down Safe explores whether desire ultimately keeps us safe from harm, or places us right in its path.

Khaos Benjamin Levy’s new work explores a search for balance between deprivation and excess, where the human experience is nourished by the elements that sustain us, and not starved of or suffocated by them. horeographed by Benjamin Levy Tickets: £12 Conc. £10 www.scottishdancetheatre.com

“Effortlessly superb dancing.” – The Herald

Photographer: Andy Ross

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The Unthanks + support Wednesday 23rd March 7.30pm A beguiling evening of music from one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary folk bands. Following on from their critically-acclaimed album Here’s the Tender Coming, The Unthanks visit The Point as part of a national tour for their new, as yet untitled, album. Here’s the Tender Coming featured in both The Guardian and Uncut’s Albums of 2009 and was awarded Mojo Magazine Folk Album of the Year. Yet for all the acclaim their recorded material has had, the Mercury Music Prize nominated sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank have become most legendary for their live performances.

Empathetic stories of love, loss, birth, death, brawls and booze make for a rollercoaster ride through the human condition, as the sisters’ folk-club upbringing is set against otherworldly musical pictures, arranged by a band with influences from Steve Reich to Miles Davies, Martin Hayes to Robert Wyatt, Portishead to Sufjan Stevens. Occupying unique ground, it’s hard to conceive how The Unthanks’ music can sound so traditional yet adventurous at the same time. Tickets: £16 Conc. £14 www.the-unthanks.com

“Absolutely exquisite. A real work of art. I will be playing it at least forever” – Paul Morley, The Guardian.

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Seabright Productions and Fitzrovia Productions presents

The Fitzrovia Radio Hour

Rippingly good fun! Saturday 16th April 7.30pm Recreating the unique spirit of 1940s radio plays and brilliantly evoking a dinner-jacketed age of casual imperialism and stiff upper lips, The Fitzrovia Radio Hour visits The Point fresh from three critically-acclaimed London residencies, and a sell-out Edinburgh Festival run.

Performed with cut-glass theatricality, blending homage and satire, Fitzrovia mixes the attitudes of 1940s Britain with sharp contemporary humour to produce a heady comic cocktail. With sound effects created live, including a desk fan that becomes an aeroplane, and multiple types of cabbage that help to stage a fight scene. Tickets: £12 Conc. £10 www.fitzroviaradio.com

“Absolutely spiffing show that recreates the innocent, clipped, Bulldog Drummond spirit of Forties live radio drama. A Joy.” – Daily Telegraph

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In the Studio Theatre

The Point Youth Theatre presents

Days That Shook the World Wednesday 13th - Saturday 16th April A series of one act plays performed as double bills.

Wednesday 13th April 7.30pm: 16-20yrs: Moon Landings / 14-15yrs: 9/11

The Point Youth Theatre recalls those times in our past and present that shook the world forever. With two shows a night audiences will be taken back to the moments that defined a generation, with stories of tragic loss, adventures in space, world-changing technology, moments of peace and fallen leaders, all brought to life in the intimacy of The Point’s studio theatre.

Thursday 14th April 7.30pm: 8-9yrs: The Internet / 10-11 yrs: Lincoln Friday 15th April 7.30pm: 12-13yrs: The Christmas Truce / 16-20yrs: Moon Landings Saturday 16th April 2.00pm: 8-9yrs: The Internet / 10-11 yrs: Lincoln Saturday 16th April 7.30pm: 12-13yrs: The Christmas Truce / 14-15yrs: 9/11 Tickets: £6 Conc. £5

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The Point presents

HeadStart Saturday 5th March 7.30pm An explosive evening of male dance. The Point’s annual showcase of young male dance performers returns with groups of all ages from the local area and across the south east in an exhilarating programme of new and adventurous dance pieces, also featuring a live DJ. The Point is also excited to be working closely with Point associates FuzzyLogic Dance Company and in its eighth year of HeadStart is pleased to expand its work with over 150 male dancers in the region’s longest running boys only dance platform. Tickets: £8.50 Conc. £6.50

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Sparkle and Dark’s Travelling Players presents

The Clock Master Tuesday 12th April 1.00pm

A visually enchanting modern fable. Performed with live music, projected animation, storytelling and moments of mild puppet-peril! Perfect for ages 5+ and their families. When a stubborn young girl enters a shop of clockwork wonders, she soon finds herself lost amongst the Clock Master’s strange stories of magic and music boxes, of minstrels and monkeys, of clockwork girls and paper birds. Yet there’s a real twist in the tale when she discovers the true nature of her own mysterious clockwork trinket. What will she decide to do? Tickets: £6 (four tickets for £22, or five tickets for £26) www.sparkleanddark.com Workshop Join us for a puppet making workshop at 11.30am-12.30pm. Tickets for the workshop are £4 and are limited, please book in advance with box office or online.

“One of the most magical shows I have seen in a long time!” – Audience member

Hiccup Theatre with The Point, Eastleigh presents

The Owl and the Pussy Cat

Saturday 30th April 11am

A nonsense adventure for 4 - 7year olds and their families. Follow Owl and Pussy Cat as they set out on the high seas with only some honey, money and a runcible spoon to help them find their way through a topsy turvey world. Along the way they meet the piggy wig, the turkey who lives on the hill and the strangest looking tree you’ll ever see!

“It was fun and funny”

Enjoy this absurd hogwash of nonsense featuring silly songs, babbling puppets and smaller than life characters. Puppetry, live music and beautiful storytelling combine in this retelling of Lear’s classic poem.

– Ethan, age 5

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

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Saturday morning family fun A great way for children and their families to experience dance, theatre and play together in a friendly, fun environment. 29th January, 12th February, 26th February, 12th March

Pl a 10-10.45am Run away with your imagination! Enter a world of fun, movement and creative playtime with your child and let education dance company Commotion lead your family to explore imagination in a safe and friendly environment.

11-11.45am Funny stories, silly stories, spooky stories, tall stories, ALL STORIES! Join our Saturday Storytelling actors who will delight children and adults of all ages with their fun and entertaining stories. Come along to Saturday Playtime or Saturday Storytime for just ÂŁ3 each, or come to both for just ÂŁ5! Suitable for ages 3-8 years and their families

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Film

Screening dates may change subject to release dates

Lazy Sunday

Classic Monday

Baby time

Sunday 6th March Music from 3.30pm, Film 5.00pm

Monday 28th March Music from 2.00pm Film 3.00pm

Friday 4th February Film 2.30pm

Our chilled out Lazy Sunday combines live music with a great movie for the bargain ticket price of £6.00. You can come early for the band, arrive later for the film, or grab a beer and a burger at the café bar and stay for both.

The first of our new series of Classic Monday movies. The perfect chance to re-discover the silver screen starlets and heartthrobs from yesteryear.

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

The film begins at 3pm, but come along early from 2pm and enjoy one of our special Cream Teas with beautiful live piano accompaniment.

A great way for parents and carers to watch big screen hits and meet other parents without worrying about their babies disturbing movie goers. With nappy changing facilities and a safe area to leave pushchairs, this is an ideal way to see the best in cinema without having to worry about getting a babysitter. Low level lighting is left on, the film’s soundtrack is a tiny bit lower and the relaxed and friendly atmosphere means that you needn’t worry when your little one makes a noise.

Breakfast in Tiffany’s (PG)

Based on the best selling book, Mr Nice is the amusing and surreal true story of Howard Marks’ meteoric rise from Oxford egghead to the biggest dope smuggler on the planet, that is until a few governments and his own thirst for adventure led to his eventual downfall.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest romantic comedies of all time, we are delighted to bring Breakfast at Tiffany’s back to the big screen. Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal of the charming and vivacious socialite, Holly Golightly, has become legendary and this tearjerker is sure to bring out the romantic in just about everyone!

Film Tickets: £6.00 Conc. £5.00

Film Tickets: £6.00 Conc. £5.00

Mr Nice

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (12A) The eagerly awaited first part of the final adventure for Harry Potter, Ron, Hermione and the pupils of Hogwarts. Film Tickets: £6.00 Conc. £5.00 (babies 0 to 18 months free)


Monday 7th February 7.30pm

Monday 17th January 7.30pm

Easy A

Life as We Know It (12A) The only thing Holly Berenson and Eric Messer have in common is their mutual hatred for each other and their love for their goddaughter, Sophie. Discover how they cope when they are thrown together and forced to put their differences aside. A great romantic comedy, with emphasis on the comedy! Tickets: £6.00 Conc. £5.00

Monday 31st January 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Red

(12A)

An all action comedy thriller with the combined star power of Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren as retired CIA agents. When the agents find themselves the target of assassins, they must use all their skills to keep one step ahead and uncover the biggest conspiracy in government history. Tickets: £6.00 Conc. £5.00

Friday 4th February 2.30pm (Baby Time Screening) & 7.30pm Saturday 5th February 2.00pm

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

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Model student Olive Penderghast isn’t too popular with her classmates. But after a white lie, she finds her new bad-girl status is finally getting her noticed. Olive decides to make the most of her new reputation to advance her social standing in the school and soon her life begins to spiral hilariously out of control. Tickets: £6.00 Conc. £5.00

(12A) The first part of the final adventure for Harry Potter and his friends. Can Harry, Hermione and Ron destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality - the Horcruxes? With dark forces at work which threaten to tear them apart, Harry must find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. Fri Tickets: £6.00 Conc. £5.00 Sat Tickets: £5.00 Conc. £3.70 Look out for our film flyer to find out all the upcoming screenings from March onwards.

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

Friday 11th February 7.30pm Saturday 12th February 2.00pm

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (PG) Soren is a young owl who dreams of joining the Guardians of Ga’Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors. When her brothers fall into the terrible talons of the Pure Ones it is up to Soren to lead a daring escape and save the owl kingdoms. Fri Tickets: £6.00 Conc. £5.00 Sat Tickets: £5.00 Conc. £3.70

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In residence Working and living in The Point’s Creation Space The Point’s Creation Space is now a year old. A state of the art retreat for creatives from around the globe it features a purpose-built 145m² rehearsal studio and living accommodation for up to 11 artists. Resident artists benefit from unlimited access to the space 24 hours a day and comfortable living accommodation. Whilst in residence, companies will be inviting audiences to engage with them through a series of workshops, talks and open rehearsals.

This season we are delighted to welcome the following artists to be in residence: Gecko In progress showing (see p.4) Probe Premiere performance (see p.9) Hiccup Theatre Performance (see p.18) Rough Fiction In progress showing (see p.10) Lila Dance Performance next season 16th June If you are an artist or company interested in being in residence, contact sarah.brigham@eastleigh.gov.uk

Space for Ideas Intensive engagements for artists

Saturday 12th March

Saturday 19th March

Yael Flexer

Gecko

Aimed at professional artists, this intensive workshop led by Jerwood Choreography Award winner Yael Flexer will focus on momentum and the use of space, combined with core strength. It will also draw on Yael’s recent production The Living Room.

Gecko’s Artistic Director Amit Lahav will lead a group in the exploration of physical expressiveness. Gecko engages the entire body, including the voice, as the vehicle to express emotion. In order to respond to the playground of the stage and provoke audiences, Gecko aims to access emotions quickly and truthfully and to express them fully.

10am – 4pm £25 per participant Book for the SFI & Yael’s show The Living Room on 18th May for just £30 Photographer: Chris Nash

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10am – 4pm £25 per participant Book for the SFI & Gecko’s performance for just £30 (see pg.4)


Associate Artists The mixture of supporting established artists and developing emerging companies is a real focus for our energies at The Point. We are delighted to announce that this year we welcome seven new companies to our Associate Artists Scheme, giving them office and rehearsal space, business and artistic mentorship, performance and training opportunities. The new companies are:

We also continue to support The River People, LĂŽla Dance, Rough Fiction, Udifydance, ShadyJane and Wet Picnic. Support like this is vital to ensure the arts thrive and flourish in the South East region.The Point is proud to be at the heart of helping artists at every stage of their career. Find out more at www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk

Commotion Dance, FuzzyLogic, Charlotte Spencer, Nicky Bellenger, The Black Propaganda Company, Milk Presents and Mighty Drive.

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Youth Dance and Youth Theatre

Taking Part‌

The Point Youth Theatre is open to all young people age 8-20. This is your opportunity to work with professional directors and theatre practitioners to explore all aspects of theatre. Sessions take place weekly and performances are presented throughout the year both at The Point and elsewhere. For more information and term dates, contact youththeatre@eastleigh.gov.uk 023 8063 7806

The Point Youth Dance Company is open to all young people age 8-18 who are serious about taking their dancing to the next level. This is your opportunity to work with professional artists. Sessions take place weekly and members get the opportunity to perform both at The Point and elsewhere throughout the year. For more information and term dates, contact youthdance@eastleigh.gov.uk 023 8063 7804

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Coat of Many Colours Integrated Multi-Arts Group Tuesdays 5.00pm – 6.30pm If you like art, dancing, music and drama and enjoy making new friends then this group is for you. The sessions are open to any young person in the borough and new members are warmly welcomed. The Coat of Many Colours Multi-Arts Group has been set up to respond directly to the lack of activities for young people aged 6 - 13 with physical and learning disabilities. The group concentrates on how best to enable each child to gain the most out of the sessions. A partnership between The Point and Wildern School. Funded by Inspiring You, Activities for All. D@rt Centre, Wildern School, Hedge End FREE For more information on the group or to join, contact our Community Dance Manager, Vicki on 023 8062 7815 or email vicki.hargreaves@eastleigh.gov.uk

Enjoy Sharing Arts Enjoy Sharing Arts is a Creative Arts programme for the over 50s. Sessions take place in a relaxed, sociable atmosphere. New members are always welcome. From rag rugging to paper crafts and weaving, each term the programme offers another visual arts skill. This term will be flower painting and decorative gift stationery. (Term begins week commencing 17th January). Classes take place: 11am - 1pm Tuesdays at Ritchie Hall, Chandlers Ford Wednesdays at The Point, Eastleigh Town Fridays at Botley Community Centre Tickets: ÂŁ4 includes all your materials and expert tuition. For more information or to book, contact marie.negus@eastleigh.gov.uk 023 8062 7805

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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. Spring classes commence week beginning 10th January.

Babies and toddlers 3-18 mths Baby Boogie

3-5 yrs Mini Moves

Mondays 10.20 - 10.50am Enjoy movement, song and rhymes with your baby (babies and parents).

Mondays 1.00 - 1.45pm 2.00 - 2.45pm First steps into rhythmical movement.

18 mths - 3yrs Toddler Twist

Ballet Tots

Mondays 10.55 - 11.40am Develop movement, confidence and make new friends (toddlers and parents).

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

Tap Tots Thursdays 10.45 - 11.30am An energetic, lively introduction to tap.

Yoga Tots Wednesdays 1.00 - 1.45pm Movement to develop balance and posture (with parents).

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

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

8-11 yrs 11-16 yrs Hip Hop Wednedays 4.30 - 5.30pm Wednedays 6.30 - 7.30pm Learn the latest moves from the Hip Hop scene.

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

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Adults Contemporary

Belly dance

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

Tap(intermediate) Thursdays 12.15 - 1.00pm Fun and challenging. Tap shoes required.

Wednesdays 11.30am - 12.30pm Increase suppleness, improve posture, fitness and reduce stress.

Modern Ballet (beginners)

Hip Hop

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

Wednesdays 8.30 - 9.30pm Learn the latest hip hop moves.

Modern Ballet

Classical Ballet (intermediate) Wednesdays 10.15 - 11.15am Classical ballet taught in a relaxed, stress-free atmosphere.

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

Yoga Thursdays 6.00 - 7.00pm Relax and unwind using the mind and body.

Dancercise Wednesdays 8.30 - 9.30pm A fun high energy dance workout.

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

Mosaic 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.

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

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

Mountbatten Players

Peter Pan Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th January Thurs 7.30pm, Fri 4.30pm & 8pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sun 12noon & 4pm A Musical Adventure · Based on J M Barrie’s original play · With Permission from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children · Music by George Stiles Lyrics by Antony Drewe · Book by Willis Hall The most magical of all children’s stories, Peter Pan is the classic tale of the boy who never grew up. Fly with us to Neverland to meet the Lost Boys, swashbuckling pirates, menacing Captain Hook and fierce red Indian braves. Marvel at fabulous flying and a moving musical score. This exciting production marks Mountbatten Players’ 20th Birthday. Tickets: Thursday £8.50 Conc. £5.50 Friday – Sunday £10 Conc. £7.50 www.mountbattenplayers.co.uk

Southampton Classical Guitar Society

Montes Kircher Duo-Guitar Concert Saturday 5th February 8pm Guitarist Irina Kircher and guitarist/composer Alfonso Montes are considered one of the world’s finest duos. International recognition has been unanimous, praising their virtuoso technique and the enormous emotional range with which they touch their audiences. We are proud to present their first visit for an evening that will be enjoyed by music lovers of all persuasions. Tickets: £12 Conc. £10 www.scgs-guitar.org.uk www.monteskircher.com 28 |

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Westfield Productions

Dick Whittington Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th January Evenings 7.30pm Sat mat 2.30pm Sun mat 1.30pm Come and join this traditional family pantomime full of fun and laughter. Join Dick on his journey to London where he hopes to make his future wealth from the streets paved with gold and win the heart of Alice. However, King Rat has other plans! Help good win over evil in this tale full of song, dance and stunning magical effects. Tickets: Thursday all tickets £7 Friday – Sunday £9 Conc. £7

Free taster session Saturday 15th January 10am – 12noon A great opportunity to find out what it is like to be part of a theatrical group and is open to all ages. For more information, visit The Point website or call the box office. www.westfieldproductions.co.uk

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


Centrestage Productions Youth Theatre

West Side Story Monday 21st – Saturday 26th February Evenings 7.30pm Sat mat 2.30pm West Side Story retells the world’s greatest love story, taking it to modern-day New York where two idealistic lovers struggle to survive amongst hate, violence and prejudice as gangs and knife crime wreck neighbourhoods. West Side Story is still one of the most heartwrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. With ‘Tonight’, ‘Maria’…

Sue Merrett School of Dance

Pandemonium Thursday 17th – Saturday 19th March Evenings 7pm Sat mat 2pm The Sue Merrett School of Dance is currently celebrating its 10 year anniversary and is proud to present another talent packed show of song, dance and entertainment.

Tickets: please call the box office

‘Pandemonium’ is loosely based on the story of ‘Hook’ and includes many swashbuckling scenes, so come along for a family fun packed show and join Peter Pan and Tinkerbelle in their fight against Hook, the wicked Pirate!

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Tickets: £9 Conc. £8

Mayors of Eastleigh’s Charity Appeal 2010-2011

Spinners Dance Studio incorporating Class Act Theatre School

See it – feel it – believe it…

Bjorn to Rock: A Tribute to ABBA

The Show Must Go On!

Friday 4th March 8pm

Sunday 20th March 1.30pm & 6.30pm

Since Eurovision 1974 to the phenomenon that is Mamma Mia, ABBA have been one of the most popular music acts of all time. A never ending line of instantly recognisable Solid Gold hits from Waterloo to Super Trooper. Come and see Bjorn to Rock, one of the UK’s Premier ABBA tribute acts, as they bring to life the music that has defined an era. A fantastic night’s entertainment to raise funds for the Mayor of Eastleigh’s Charity Appeal.

The talented students of Spinners Dance Studio and Class Act Theatre School return to The Point with more outstanding performances. The Show Must Go On is dedicated to Jon McLean, actor, dancer and Lisa and Steve’s son, who died in May 2006. His short life is remembered in dance, drama and song and will bring to the stage some fantastic memories. Produced, choreographed and directed by Lisa and Steve McLean.

One of the UK’s best ABBA tributes Tickets: £12 Conc. £10

Tickets: £9 Conc. £8

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International Southern Minstrels Show Sunday 27th March 2pm Don’t miss your last chance to see this successful award winning cast under the title ‘International Southern Minstrels’. We are proud that the proceeds from this performance will benefit the Mayor of Eastleigh’s charities. This show precedes our annual performance in Kornwestheim, Germany in April with our friends the Sangerlust Choir as we celebrate 35 years of twinning. Tickets: £8 Conc. £6

Jane Mackinnon School of Dance

Eastleigh Operatic and Musical Society

Kiss Me Kate Tuesday 3rd – Saturday 7th May Evenings 7.30pm Sat mat 2.30pm EOMS presents Kiss Me Kate by Cole Porter A lively lyrical tale of a theatrical company playing Shakespeare’s ‘Taming of the Shrew’. Kate and Petruchio are mirrored by Lilli and Fred’s tempestuous, capricious love life, the original plot themes as used by The Bard himself. Add into the mix two violin playing gangsters singing ‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare’ and the contemporary illusion is complete. Other well know Cole Porter numbers include ‘I Hate Men’, ‘So In Love’, ‘Wunderbar’, ‘Too Darn Hot’, ‘Always True to you in my Fashion’ and ‘Why Can’t You Behave’

Little Mermaid

Tickets: £12 Conc. £10 2 for £18 on Tues eve and Sat mat

Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd April 2pm & 7pm, Fri 7pm only

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Ariel, a mischievous little mermaid, has everything she could desire but longs to be part of the magical world of humans above. During a terrible storm, she saves handsome Prince Eric from drowning and vows that, with the help of her loyal friends, she will become part of his world and conquer his heart. Tickets: £10 Conc. £7 www.janemackinnon.co.uk

E Minor Pop Academy In Concert Sunday 8th May 7pm

Oakwood Academy School of Dance

Come and see a rainbow of coloured ballet, modern jazz and tap routines.

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: £9.50 Conc. £8

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A Musical Rainbow Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th April 2pm & 6.30pm

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Introducing

The Berry Theatre

Hedge End, Eastleigh is soon to be home to The Point’s sister venue, The Berry Theatre. Due to launch in April 2011, the state-of-the-art 312 seat performance space will have a strong focus on drama complementing The Point’s contemporary dance and performance programme. “Building on the success of The Point, artists and audiences will sit at the heart of The Berry Theatre’s programming. We will present classic theatre and powerful drama, told with a contemporary twist, bring film and live music to our audiences and take a special interest in the development and support of new work for children and young people.” – Sarah Brigham, Director

Another exciting element of the new theatre’s work will be to develop the skills of young people interested in theatre and to provide dedicated career advice. A raft of educational projects will be offered, including new writing which will be championed through The Berry Theatre’s links with local secondary schools – inspiring writers of the next generation through taster sessions, writing programmes and master-classes in the craft of playwriting. The Berry Theatre is also home to a resident Youth Theatre Company run by The Point’s Youth Theatre Director and open to young people aged between eight and 16. Through new production company, Hampshire Young Actors Company, the venue will also provide opportunities for 18 to 24 year olds wishing to follow a professional career in theatre. To be added to the theatre’s mailing list, email theberrytheatre@eastleigh.gov.uk and to follow the progress of The Berry Theatre, visit www.facebook.com/theberrytheatre www.theberrytheatre.co.uk

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Watch This Space 30th January - 29th April Our new exhibition programme brings you the best in contemporary art. Illustrious features artists that think outside of the traditional pen and ink format of traditional illustration and embody what contemporary Illustration is today. Exhibiting Artists: Helen Snell, David Lemm, Catherine Harris, Kev Munday, Anna Kray and Joanne Hummel-Newell. Exhibition launch plus a chance to meet the artists Sunday 30th January 6.30pm. Supported by

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Your name will be displayed on the Donations wall outside our new studio, The Creation Space You will get season information and priority booking You’ll receive discounts and promotional offers on selected shows You’ll have the opportunity to meet artists, staff and the Director at our annual Friends pre-show party We’ll also send you a membership card which allows you to receive promotional offers and discounts at our new café bar

Annual membership: a minimum of £30 per person, £50 per couple We also offer a number of different packages for companies who wish to support us. For more information, contact michelle.penston@eastleigh.gov.uk

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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 spring 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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Concessions are available for under 18s, full time students, senior citizens, registered disabled, registered unemployed. Group Bookings: 1 free ticket for every 10 booked for the same performance. Changing Tickets: Tickets are non-refundable but can be changed for another performance of the same show incurring an administration fee of £1. Family Friendly: Children are welcome at The Point and each season we commit to programming shows and creative learning sessions that are suitable for all ages. Please ensure children under the age of 10 are accompanied by an adult for all shows. If the show is suitable, toddlers under 18 months may sit on the parents/carers lap. Please check age restrictions at time of booking.

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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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At a glance

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

January

6th - 9th

13th - 16th H

Dick Whittington - Westfield Productions

17th

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Life as We Know It - Film screening

29th

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Saturday Playtime & Saturday Storytime - The Point

30th

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Missing - Gecko

30th

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Once upon a Something - Trace Theatre

31st

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Red - Film screening Sivaloka and Ghatam - ATMA

Peter Pan - Mountbatten Players

February

3rd

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4th - 5th

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 - Film screening

5th

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Montes-Kircher Duo-Guitar Concert - Southampton Classical Guitar Society

7th

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Easy A - Film screening

8th

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From Scratch - Salon de ShadyJane

10th

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Blood, Sweat & Tears - balletLORENT

11th - 12th

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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole - Film screening

12th

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Saturday Playtime & Saturday Storytime - The Point

17th

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May - Probe

21st - 26th H

West Side Story - Centrestage Productions Youth Theatre

26th

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Saturday Playtime & Saturday Storytime - The Point

28th

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The Water Project - Rough Fiction

March

3rd

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Mark Thomas: Extreme Rambling (Walking The Wall)

4th

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Bjorn to Rock: A Tribute to Abba - Mayors Appeal 10/11

5th

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HeadStart - The Point

6th

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Mr Nice - Lazy Sunday film screening

10th

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People Show 121: The Detective Show

12th

CT

17th - 19th H

Saturday Playtime & Saturday Storytime - The Point Pandemonium - Sue Merrett School of Dance

20th

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The Show Must Go On - Spinners Dance Studio

22nd

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Letters from America - Scottish Dance Theatre

23rd

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The Unthanks + support

27th

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International Southern Minstrels Show

28th

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s - Classic Mondays film screening

April

1st - 3rd

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Little Mermaid - Jane Mackinnon School of Dance

9th - 10th

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A Musical Rainbow - Oakwood Academy School of Dance

12th

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Days That Shook the World - The Point’s Youth Theatre

16th

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The Fitzrovia Radio Hour - Seabright Productions and Fitzrovia Productions

30th

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The Owl & the Pussy Cat - Hiccup Theatre with The Point

May

3rd - 7th

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Kiss Me Kate - Eastleigh Operatic and Musical Society

8th

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E Minor Pop Academy

The Clock Master - Sparkle & Dark’s Travelling Players

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