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Telling the best stories

Summer 2018


Welcome There’s a summer of laughs for all at The Berry Theatre in 2018. This May, budding theatre makers can help us make a play in just two days inspired by the classic works of Dr Seuss – oh, the places you’ll go! We’re welcoming some very well-known faces from children’s TV during half-term, as the cuddly Moomins travel all the way from Moominvalley to Hedge End, with a little bit of help from Get Lost and Found, while there’s bound to be laughs aplenty with Howard Read and his animated sidekick Little Howard. The Rolls Royce of Flanders & Swann shows parks up in June with a faithful and witty

tribute to the original comedy songwriters, and we round off the season with an exciting double-bill of rising comedy stars as Edd Hedges and Alice Marshall make a quick stop before heading off to make their names at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. We hope to see you rolling in the aisles! Sacha Lee Artistic Director theberrytheatre theberrytheatre theberrytheatre The Berry Theatre is managed under agency by Eastleigh Borough Council.

THIS CHRISTMAS AT THE BERRY THEATRE

Puppet Panto

Saturday 15th to Sunday 31st December (Scratch performances in July) When a bunch of puppets put on a show, how will they cope and make sure the show goes on when everything starts to go wrong?! Join our company of puppets on a hilarious adventure full of mishaps, comedy and song. For ages 3 + and all the family. Warning: this show will be seriously playful! ON SALE NOW!

L VE what we do at The Berry Theatre? Please support our work by making a donation online or at the Box Office. 60% of our income is subsidised, allowing us to engage thousands of young people and their families every year. Supported by

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CH CH I LIDL D R ERN EN ’ S’ ST H TH E AT E AT R ER E

Thursday 31st May 2pm Howard Read presents

Saturday 5th & 26th May 10.30am

Little Howard and the Magic Pencil of Life and Death

Saturday Storytime

Little Howard has discovered the pencil that drew him.

Join us on Saturday mornings and step into our enchanted storytelling wood…

But, on the other end of this magical pencil of life is the eraser of death, and a dark force is at large determined to rub the cheeky chap out for good. And, as if that wasn’t enough, Big Howard has had a real-life baby who is getting a little too much attention! Can Little Howard escape his supernatural nemesis? How will he get rid of this pesky new arrival? Who knows… but there will be danger, drama and a lot of laughs on the way. With interactive stand-up, 3D animation and lots of songs this really is a show that all the family can enjoy.

“I defy you not to be helplessly charmed” – The Telegraph

“The best kids show we’ve seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival” ★★★★★ Families Online Tickets: £8 / £6 children

Each session is packed full of adventures and characters, and ends with interactive play time where everyone becomes part of the story. Tickets: £3 Suitable for ages 3 - 7 Running time: 45 mins Relaxed, informal seating on the stage. Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Special family offer: four tickets for £24 or five tickets for £28 Suitable for ages 5+ · Running time: 60 mins www.littlehoward.co.uk

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C H I L D R E N ’ S T H E AT R E

Friday 1st June 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Licenced by Moomin Characters™

Get Lost and Found presents

Mischief and Mystery in Moominvalley Open a book and discover a world where anything is possible. Be sure to pack your imagination and join us on an unforgettable journey to Moominvalley where everyone is welcome, nature thrives and adventures are plentiful.

Tickets: £8 / £6 children Special family offer: four tickets for £24 or five tickets for £28

Magical puppetry, an ingenious set, original music and interactive play will delight young audiences and encourage them to immerse themselves in a unique participatory story-telling experience.

Suitable for ages 4 - 7

Expect snow, surprises and plenty of Moomin mischief.

Relaxed, informal seating on the stage. Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Running time: 45 mins

www.getlostandfound.com

Box office: 023 8065 2333 www.theberrytheatre.co.uk


P A R T I C I P AT E

Tue 29th & Wed 30th May 9am – 4pm

Two Day Play: Dr Seuss How about stepping into the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss this summer half term? We invite all young people who wish to be adventurous, imaginative and creative to be a part of Two Day Play – a swift but exciting drama experience! In just two days we will create a piece of theatre based on Dr. Seuss’ book Oh the Places You’ll Go! - an inspiring and uplifting story about life’s ups and downs. Use drama games and activities to explore the imagination of the man who wrote classics such as Cat in a Hat, The Lorax and Green Eggs and Ham. Together we will devise a play that will be performed in a sharing to your invited guests at the end of the two days. We can guarantee that ‘You’re off to great places, today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way!’

Tickets:£75 / £60 for a sibling Suitable for ages 7 - 18 To take part you will need to be present at both days. Each workshop place comes with 3 free tickets to the sharing on Wednesday 30th May at 5pm. Places must be booked by Wednesday 23rd May

The Berry Youth Theatre Aged between 8 and 21 years old and want to join The Berry Youth Theatre? We’re proud to give every young person the chance to take part in safe, empowering and challenging theatre regardless of background or ability. For more information, visit www.theberrytheatre.co.uk/youth-theatre or contact us on youththeatre@eastleigh.gov.uk or 023 8062 7807.

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T H E AT R E

Thursday 7th June 7.30pm

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Flanders & Swann

At the Drop of a Hippopotamus Having delighted audiences across the globe for the past decade, the Rolls Royce of Flanders and Swann shows returns!

Tickets: £17 / £15 concessions

Join multi award-winning comedian Tim FitzHigham and BBC Radio 4 musical maestro Duncan Walsh Atkins as they starch their beards and trim their dinner jackets, ready to bring you the wit and wordplay of those ingenious comedy songsmiths, Flanders and Swann.

Suitable for all ages

Lifelong fans and the uninitiated alike will be delighted as the boys breathe new life into the much-loved words and music of F&S, including all the classics, The Hippopotamus (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud), The Gnu, The Gas Man Cometh, plus a few hidden gems along the way! So join Duncan, Tim and the Hippo for the most sublime Flanders and Swann show since…well, since Flanders and Swann themselves!

www.flandersandswann.info

Critics Choice: Evening Standard, Sunday Times, The Guardian

“Impressive, suave… a delight!”

– The Times

Box office: 023 8065 2333 www.theberrytheatre.co.uk

Running time: 130 mins including interval

By arrangement with the estates of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann


COMEDY

Friday 27th July 8pm RBM presents

Alice Marshall & Edd Hedges Rising stars of the comedy world preview their latest material ahead of this year’s Edinburgh Festival… Alice Marshall: The Strike Winner of Best Comedy Show at Brighton Fringe 2017, Alice Marshall returns with more of her signature weird and wonderful characters. Join bold and brassy air stewardess Maria - once dubbed ‘the angriest woman in the skies’ - as she welcomes the audience on-board for their 50-minute non-stop flight straight into the Twilight Zone.

“One of my favourite shows at this year’s fringe” – ★★★★★ The Fountain

Edd Hedges: For Eva, From Forever Ago In 1988 a teenager lost control of his car. In 2014 a Halloween party took an unexpected turn. In 2017 there was a thunderstorm in a small village. Edd Hedges follows his debut show Wonderland with another unique hour of storytelling.

“Edd Hedges is a joy to watch.” – The Scotsman Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions · Running time: 2 hours plus interval

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P A R T I C I P AT E

LIVE SCREEN

Tuesdays for 7-19 years 5.30pm – 7pm

Thursday 10th May 7pm

Integrated Multi-Arts Group

National Theatre Live presents

Inclusive fun and creative sessions in art, dance, music, drama and cooking. Every week multi-arts group explores a new art-form in a relaxed and friendly environment. These sessions are dedicated to any young person with or without disabilities and we warmly welcome new members.

“I have great fun at multi-arts”

Macbeth The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

– Participant

– Participant. Based at the d.@rt Centre, Wildern School, Hedge End £27 for a half series / £54 for a full series For more information on the group and to join contact vicki.hargreaves@eastleigh.gov.uk 023 8062 7815

Tickets: £12 / £10 concessions ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk

Live Screen Tickets

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FILM

Film Screenings

Thu 3rd May 7.30pm

Sat 5th May 2pm

Thu 17th May 7.30pm

I, Tonya (15)

Monster Family

Finding Your Feet (12A)

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. Starring: Margot Robbie, Alison Janney, Sebastian Stan

(PG)

In an attempt to reconnect as a family, Emma Wishbone plans a fun night out. However, her plan backfires when an evil witch curses them, and they’re all turned into monsters. Starring: Emily Watson, Nick Frost, Jessica Brown Findlay

A middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate. Starring: Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie

Sat 26th May 2pm

Sat 2nd June10am & 2pm

Sat 28th July10am & 2pm

A Wrinkle in Time (PG)

Peter Rabbit

Sherlock Gnomes (PG)

(PG)

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him. Starring: Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reece Witherspoon

FILM TICKETS

Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit who tries to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden hits the big screen. Starring: James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne

£8 adult £6 concessions £5 children £4 earlybird

Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments. Starring: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp

What’s coming next? Please note screening dates may change subject to release dates. For up-to-date film programme and additions please visit www.theberrytheatre.co.uk

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COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE

Sat 12th May 6pm & Sun 13th May 5pm

Saturday 19th May 3pm & 6.30pm

Integr8 Dance

Dance and Cheer-a-cality

Integr8 Dance Off 2018

TOYBOX 2018 Showcase: It’s Time to Dance

Join Integr8 Dance for their 8th annual dance off. This year will see over 200 children and young people take to the stage to show off their street dance moves. All of the performers in this show are from local schools and will be competing to win awards in an exciting night of dance, fun and celebration!

It’s time for Dance and Cheer-a-cality students to showcase their talents in a medley of dance styles, cheerleading and stunts in our 2018 showcase. Tickets: £11.50 / £9.50 concessions www.dance-a-cality.co.uk

Tickets: £12 / £9 concessions www.integr8dance.com

Sat 30th June 2.30pm & 7pm

Wed 4th – Sat 7th July 7.30pm

Abbey Dance

Performing Arts Company

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The Wedding Singer

Come along and be entertained by the talented pupils of Abbey Dance, a local dance school primarily based in Hamble teaching ballet, tap, modern, jazz and contemporary. ICONS showcases a fusion of iconic dance, music and people as all ages perform in this fun yet professional production.

The Wedding Singer takes us back to 1985 when hair was big, collars were up and wedding singers were cool. The sparkling new score does for the ‘80s what Hairspray did for the ‘60s and is the most romantic musical in twenty years. Robbie Hart (a favourite wedding singer) enjoys life until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar.

Tickets: £15 / £12 concessions

Tickets: £12 / £10 concessions

www.abbeydance.co.uk

www.performingartscompany.org.uk

Box office: 023 8065 2333 www.theberrytheatre.co.uk


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At a glance May

June

3rd

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5th

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I, Tonya

1st

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2nd

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Peter Rabbit

7th

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Flanders & Swann: At the Drop of a Hippopotamus

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Abbey Dance presents Icons

4th – 7th

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Performing Arts Company presents The Wedding Singer

27th

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Edd Hedges & Alice Marshall

28th

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Sherlock Gnomes

Saturday Storytime

5th

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Monster Family

10th

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National Theatre Live presents Macbeth

12th & 13th CP

Integr8 Dance presents Integr8 Dance Off 2018

17th

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Finding Your Feet

30th

19th

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Dance & Cheer-a-cality presents TOYBOX 2018 Showcase: It’s Time to Dance

July

26th

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Saturday Storytime

26th

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A Wrinkle in Time

29th – 30th P

Two Day Play: Dr Seuss

31st

Little Howard and the Magic Pencil of Life and Death

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Wednesday 14th February 11am & 2pm

Get Lost and Found presents Mischief and Mystery in Moominvalley

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Nick Brooke Ltd. presents

Monstersaurus! From the creators of Aliens Love Underpants, this brand new show is monster-ously good! Follow young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of wacky inventions and incredible monsters, but he has one problem – now he’s made them, what is he going to do with them all?! This energetic show full of thrills, spills, magic and mayhem will delight the whole family with original music and plenty of audience participation.

“I thought the monster-making machine was fantastic!” – Philip, age 7

Tickets: £8 / £6 children Special family offer: four tickets for £24 or five tickets for £28 Early Bird Offer: 10% Discount until end of January Suitable for ages 3+ Running time: 50 mins monstersauruslive.com

“full of high-kicking energy and humour” HHHH

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“One day Monty found a book, ‘Inventions Very Rare, create yourself a monster friend, BUT ONLY IF YOU DARE!”

The Berry Theatre Brochure - Summer 2018  

There's a summer of laughs for all at The Berry Theatre in 2018!

The Berry Theatre Brochure - Summer 2018  

There's a summer of laughs for all at The Berry Theatre in 2018!

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