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Telling the best stories

Winter 2017


Welcome Our winter season is like a festive selection box - full to the brim with delicious theatre, comedy, new writing, cinema and community performance - and we’re inviting you to tuck in! Stuff and Nonsense light-up half-term with their eccentric puppetry in a re-potted version of children’s story The Enormous Turnip! As the seasons turn, the trees change colour and the skies become snowy, Little Angel Theatre and Tall Stories delight audiences with their wintery adventures Me and Snow Dragon; and Half Moon’s intimate show Leaf, offers a heartwarming sensory experience for under 3s. Adults can enjoy an evening of conversation with Michael Portillo and men be warned, comedian Kathy Lette takes us on a raucous Girls’ Night Out. Music fans will be thrilled to see the captivating Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers back, whose thundering rhythms last shook our stage in 2013.

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In November we host two Berry favourites: Blackeyed Theatre with their chilling twist on Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde; and our very own Youth Theatre with a piece of new writing inspired by the questions children ask. No Berry winter season would be complete without a festive feast for families, and this December we are delighted to be working with Pickled Image to bring you just that. Santa’s Little Trolls will (hopefully) bring the snow and (definitely) the silliness, to guarantee we all have an unforgettable Christmas! Sacha Lee Artistic Director theberrytheatre theberrytheatre theberrytheatre The Berry Theatre is managed under agency by Eastleigh Borough Council.

Thursday 5th October 8pm

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert Brand new stand up show from the unrivalled master of observational comedy! Tickets for this show have now sold out. If you would like to be added to a waiting list please call the Box Office on 023 8065 2333.

Supported by

Front cover: Pickled Image: Santa’s Little Trolls

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


Illustration Credit: Holly Scott

C H I L D R E N ’ S T H E AT R E

Saturday 7th October, 11th November and 2nd December 10.30 -11.15am

Saturday Storytime Join us on Saturday mornings and step into our enchanted storytelling wood… Our musical storytellers Kate the Hedgehog and Craig the Fox, along with a host of woodland friends, delight families with their fantastical tales, sing-along-songs and joyful games. Each session is packed full of adventures and characters, and ends with interactive play time where everyone becomes part of the story. Welcome to Saturday Storytime – it’s a forest full of fun in 45 minutes!

Tickets: £3 adults / £3 children Running time: 45 minutes Suitable for ages: 3-7 years and their family and friends Relaxed, informal seating on the stage. Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult

“45 minutes of hilarity and fun, fun, fun. We loved it.” – Audience Feedback

Hedge End Residents Day With thanks to the support of Hedge End Town Council we’re delighted to offer Hedge End families the chance to visit us for free on Monday 23rd October as part of our half-term offer. If you have an SO30 postcode you can take advantage of our free ticket offer and enjoy either a special Storytime session at 10.30am or our 2pm screening of Despicable Me 3. Call the Box Office or visit our website to book up to four free tickets which will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Book early to avoid disappointment!

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CHRISTMAS SHOW

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


CHRISTMAS SHOW

Thursday 14th to Sunday 31st December Pickled Image Ltd and richardsonprm presents

Santa’s Little Trolls Jeremy really, really loves Christmas. All he wants is for each Christmas to be perfect; mince pies, stockings, mistletoe and especially, (and this is the icing on the Christmas cake)… lots and lots of SNOW! But, who exactly brings the snow? Santa? Rudolph? Jack Frost? No, it’s the one job left in the heavy hands of the Trolls of Winter. However, the trolls are fed up with never getting any of the credit. It’s always those cheery, little elves and that red nosed reindeer celebrated at Christmas, while the hard working trolls miss out. Not once have they been on an advent calendar or featured in a carol, so this year, unless they get their ugly mugs on at least one Christmas card, there will be NO SNOW! With silliness, laughter, stunning puppets (and maybe a humbug or two), Pickled Image (Fireside Tales with Granddad and Wolf Tales) present this magical Christmas extravaganza for all the famiy.

“Protesting puppets, perky people, pinch of panto, perfect!” – Audience Member School Matinees and Relaxed Performances School matinee and relaxed performances will be available on the following dates:

December Performance Dates Suitable for ages 2 years + and their families

Thursday 14th Friday 15th Tuesday 19th Wednesday 20th

Tickets: £11 / £9 concessions £7 school groups

Please contact us for further information and to book for one of these performances.

School Group Offer: Buy 10 tickets get the 11th free

Saturday 16th - 2pm & 7pm Sunday 17th - 11am & 2pm Thursday 21st - 2pm & 7pm Friday 22nd - 2pm & 7pm Saturday 23rd - 11am & 2pm Sunday 24th - 11am & 2pm Thursday 28th - 2pm & 7pm Friday 29th - 2pm & 7pm Saturday 30th - 11am & 2pm Sunday 31st - 2pm

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Image credit: Dragonfly Design

C H I L D R E N ’ S T H E AT R E

Saturday 21st October 11am & 2pm

Thursday 26th October 11am & 2pm

Little Angel Theatre presents

Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company presents

Me... A Little Angel Theatre production based on the book by Emma Dodd published by The Templar Company Limited. The world is a very big place, especially for a tiny baby penguin who is just finding his feet. The shimmering stars and glistening snow spin around our little hero, while the mountains tower high and the wind rushes to and fro. And although baby penguin may be small his family know he’s the biggest thing of all. This early year’s favourite is a lovely and touching story about a parent’s love for their child.

“...an ideal introduction to theatre for little people, and a welcome balm for the soul for bigger people too.” HHHH The Stage

The Enormous Turnip For seedlings aged 3 -10 and their families. Living in their tiny shed amongst the
garden tools, Mr and Mrs Chickweed’s prize-winning vegetables have taken over everything! But no one knew that a vegetable could grow bigger than the cat, bigger than the dog, bigger than you and me put together! It’s gigantic and it’s still growing! Help us pull The Enormous Turnip out of the ground before it takes over the planet! This re-potted version of the famous children’s story is full of unswerving energy, live music and eccentric puppetry.

“Puppetry, live music and good old-fashioned charm sprout up left, right and centre.” – The Stage

Tickets: £8 / £6 children

Tickets: £8 / £6 children

Special family offer: four tickets for £24 or five tickets for £28

Special family offer: four tickets for £24 or five tickets for £28

Suitable for ages 2-6 years · Running time: 40 mins

Running time: 60mins plus post-show meet the puppets

www.littleangeltheatre.com

www.aloadofstuffandnonsense.co.uk

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


Photo credit: Stephen Beeny

C H I L D R E N ’ S T H E AT R E

Saturday 28th October 2pm

Sat 4 November 10am, 11.30am & 1.30pm

Tall Stories presents

Half Moon presents

The Snow Dragon

Leaf

The night of the Snow Dragon approaches…

A leaf is born… It grows and glows in the sunshine and the rain Then the wind blows and it becomes colder The leaf changes colour In the snow, the leaf falls... But when spring comes, a new leaf grows...

Billy has everything a young goat could need – and more besides. On New Year’s Eve, Billy is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies... But when Billy bumps into some hungry wolves in the forest, New Year’s Day seems a long way off. How will Billy escape? And has he been naughty or nice? Toe-tapping songs and lots of laughs from the company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘The Snail and the Whale’.

“If you are a kid, if you have kids, if you ever were a kid, go and see The Snow Dragon.” HHHHH Three Weeks Tickets: £8 / £6 children Special family offer: four tickets for £24 or five tickets for £28 Suitable for ages 3+ · Running time: 55 mins www.tallstories.org.uk

Join us as we tell the life story of a very special leaf in this heart-warming, intimate and playful new show for under 3s, inspired by nature and the seasons. At the end of the performance, children are invited onto the stage to play among the leaves and explore a landscape created by the changing seasons.

“A wonderful experience... my 15 month old son was entranced, as were we” – Audience Feedback Tickets: £8 / £6 children Special family offer: four tickets for £24 or five tickets for £28 Suitable for ages 0-3 years · Running Time: 25 mins plus post-show playtime www.halfmoon.org.uk

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T H E AT R E

Saturday 18th 1pm & 6pm & Sunday 19th November 11am The Berry Youth Theatre presents

What is the sky made of? By Hannah Torrance Questions, questions, questions. The children always have something to ask and adults never quite understand. “What is the sky made of?” How hard it is to answer a simple question? But then the aliens arrive and they have questions of their own… The Berry Youth Theatre’s 8-11 year olds present a piece of new writing inspired by the questions children ask, the answers we give them and the truth that exists in between.

“An extraordinary production” “An incredible group of talented young people” “Wow! What an amazing show!” – Audiences on Berry Youth Theatre’s The Little Mermaid (April 2017)

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

Tickets: £9 / £7 concessions Suitable for ages 5+ Running time: 50 minutes


T H E AT R E

Friday 10th November 7.30pm Blackeyed Theatre, in association with South Hill Park present

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson · Adapted for the stage by Nick Lane

Doctor Henry Jekyll is a good man. Successful within his field and respected by his peers, he’s close to a neurological discovery that will change the face of medical science forever. However, his methods are less than ethical, and when a close friend and colleague threatens to expose and destroy his work, Jekyll is forced to experiment on himself, whereupon something goes very wrong…or very right. A thrilling adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s dark psychological fantasy, that immerses you in the myth and mystery of 19th Century London’s fog-bound streets where love, betrayal and murder lurk at every chilling twist and turn. Gripping, stylish and thought-provoking, this is unmissable theatre. Go on...treat your dark side!

Tickets: £12 / £10 concessions / £8 school group booking (buy 10 tickets and get the 11th free) Suitable for ages 11+ Running time: approx. 2 hours (including interval) www.blackeyedtheatre.co.uk

“A finely-crafted adaptation that will keep you fastened to your seat!”– British Theatre Guide PAGE 8-9


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Netley Liter Monday 16th to Sunday 22nd October To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen, the Netley Literary Festival will offer a week of diverse talks, workshops and performances exploring Austen’s work and links to Netley, the Abbey’s place in the Gothic tradition and its broader literary heritage.

Monday 16th October Philip Hoare: Spike Island and Beyond Philip discusses the people, animals, storms and ruins of Netley’s shore which have played a part in his books. Venue: St Edwards Church Hall Time: 7pm

Joseph Sale: The Cathedral of the Deep – What Gothic is and how to write it Explore the origins of Gothic and be guided through the process of writing an architecturally elegant story structure and beautiful opening. Venue: St Edwards Church Hall Time: 7pm

Tuesday 17th October

Wednesday 18th October

Dale Townshend: “They are not the ruins of Netley, but of Paradise”- Literature, Art and Tourism at Netley Abbey, 1700–1850

Gillian Dow: ‘Remember we are English’Gothic Villains, Sentimental Heroines, and Northanger Abbey at 200.

Exploring the extraordinary cultural interest in Netley between the years 1700 and 1850. Venue: St Edwards Church Time: 7pm

Exploring Jane Austen’s influences in her writing of Northanger Abbey. Venue: Abbey Hall Time: 7pm

Thursday 19th October Ann Victoria Roberts: Passion and Possession - Bram Stoker, Moon Rising and Dracula An illustrated insight into the writing of historical fiction. Venue: Netley Library Time: 7pm

Friday 20th October Neil McCaw: The Sherlock Holmes Phenomenon Exploring the long lasting appeal of one of the world’s most famous detectives, and his connections to the South of England. Venue: St Edwards Church Hall Time: 7pm

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


WRITE NOW

ary Festival Saturday 21st October Cassandra Clark: Launch event for latest novel ‘The Alchemist at Netley Abbey’

FREE Guided Walk – Netley & The Gothic

Literary Lunch at Prince Consort

Venue: Abbey Grounds Time: 12.15pm

Venue: Prince Consort Time: 1-2pm Non ticketed event

Venue: Abbey Hall Time: 11am

Cheryl Butler: Jane Austen & Southampton Spa Talk & Book launch Venue: Abbey Hall Time: 2.30pm

Simon Sandell & John Hare: Launch of new paper “Netley Abbey, Jane Austen and the Gothic Imagination” Venue: Abbey Hall Time: 3.30pm

Festival Bookshop & Teas at Abbey Hall Launch of the new book on Jane Austen & Southampton Spa and illustrated talk. Venue: Abbey Hall Time: 4.30-6.30pm Non ticketed event

Boiling Point presents HIDE A new play inspired by Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017. Venue: St Edwards Church Time: 7.30pm

Sunday 22nd October Literary Themed Church Service at St Edwards Venue: St Edwards Church Time: 10.30am

Anne-Marie Edwards: Signing Event for Anne-Marie’s new book ‘Jane Austen’s England – A Walker’s Guide’ An illustrated talk about this new book – a delightful account of Jane’s life and work is arranged as a series of walking tours through the towns and countryside she knew and loved. Venue: St Edwards Church Hall Time: 2pm

FREE Guided Walk – Literary Netley Find out about Netley’s links to famous detectives, lost poets, country churchyards and medieval monks. Venue: Abbey Grounds Time: 11.30am

Matt Beames – New Tales & Old Stories: Reimagining Sir Bevis of Hampton Matt will talk through the development and writing of the comic Blood & Valour, and other projects inspired by the medieval story of Sir Bevis of Hampton. Venue: St Edwards Church Hall Time: 3pm

Festival Bookshop & Teas at St Edwards Church Hall Venue: St Edwards Church Hall Time: 4-5pm

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COMEDY

Saturday 28th October 7.30pm

Thursday 30th November 8pm

An Evening with

Lakin McCarthy presents

Michael Portillo: “Life: A Game of Two Halves”

Kathy Lette’s Girls’ Night Out

It took Michael Portillo little more than 10 years to get a seat in the Commons and then rise in power and esteem to a point where he was a favoured leader of his party and possible future PM.

“Women are each other’s human wonder bras – uplifting, supportive and making each other look bigger and better.” So says Kathy Lette, funny, feminist author, who invites you to her new show.

Since leaving the house a decade ago Michael has endeared himself to many with his obvious respect for solid workmanship and creative energy, as found in our great Victorian Railways. A historian at heart, he has used a Victorian railway guide to take millions of viewers on a historical voyage of discovery throughout the UK, Ireland, the USA and Europe. Listen to his extraordinary story, told with a light almost “stand up” touch.

It’s a psychological strip tease taking us from Puberty Blues to Menopause Blues, with tales of love, lust, men, marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, mastitis, sexist bosses, teenage-daughterwrangling, ageing, toy boys, making the Queen laugh, hiding Julian Assange in her attic, tongue kissing Prince William and Close Encounters of the George Clooney Kind, en route. So, grab your girlfriends and come along. Wit, warmth and full frontal frankness, guaranteed. (Men, attend at your own risqué!)

Photo credit: Neil Cooper, Good Housekeeping Magazine

WRITE NOW

Tickets: £17.50 / £15 concessions For Ages 16+ · Running time: 60 minutes talk plus Q&A session

Tickets: £16 / £14 concessions · For Ages 16+

Book signings before and after the show

Running time: 45 mins / 20 mins interval / 45 mins – 2nd act will include a Q&A with the audience

www.michaelportillo.co.uk

www.kathylette.com

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


MUSIC

Thursday 16th November 7.30pm MTD Productions present

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers Experience the power of thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums, mysterious masked choreography, synchronisation timed to perfection, post-apocalyptic martial imagery and infectious humour - all in a spellbinding display of sheer energy. As the most successful touring taiko drum group on this continent, Mugenkyo create a contemporary look and sound, fusing the traditional spirit of taiko with a modern stage performance that has captivated audiences everywhere.

Tickets: £20 / £18 concessions / £12 under 16’s Suitable for all ages Running time: 50 mins / 20 mins interval / 45 mins www.taiko.co.uk

“Just when you think it could not get any more powerful, it doubles in intensity. This show is not one to be missed.” HHHHH Edinburgh Evening News “An invigorating, life-enriching experience… you’ll be poorer if you miss it.” – The Stage PAGE 12-13


LIVE SCREEN

Thursday 21st September 7pm National Theatre Live presents

Yerma (Encore screening) A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic with critics describing Piper’s lead performance as “spellbinding” (The Evening Standard), “astonishing” (iNews) and “devastatingly powerful” (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking climax.

“A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic” HHHHH The Independent “An extraordinary theatrical triumph”

– The Times

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

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

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The incredible Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress Award-Winning role.

Keep an eye on the website for possible additions to our liv e screen programme.


FILM

Film Screenings

Sat 7th October 2pm

Thur 12th October 7.30pm

Mon 23rd October 2pm

Cars 3 (U)

Maudie (12A)

Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world.

An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.

Despicable Me 3 (U)

Thur 2nd Nov 7.30pm

Sat 11th Nov 2pm

Sat 2nd Dec 2pm

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (15)

Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (U)

Animal Crackers (U)

TICKETS

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The world’s top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man, who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

Following the events of the first film, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City’s Mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park.

£8 adult · £6 concessions £5 children Free tickets for Hedge End residents (see page 3).

Sibling rivalry ensues when Gru meets his long-lost charming and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.

A family must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a run-down circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington. Starring the voices of Sylvester Stallone and Emily Blunt.

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 PAGE 14-15


P A R T I C I P AT E

For 8 - 21 years

The Berry Youth Theatre The Berry Youth Theatre gives every young person the opportunity to take part in safe, empowering and challenging theatre regardless of background or ability. Weekly workshops are run by professional directors and theatre practitioners; encouraging ensemble work, building confidence and having fun together as a company. As well as weekly workshops, we also offer a range of performance opportunities for all youth theatre members.

“Being a member of The Berry Youth Theatre allows me to explore and develop different theatre skills in an environment where I know I will not be judged.” – Youth Theatre Member

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

For more information on our youth theatre, contact youththeatre@eastleigh.gov.uk 023 8062 7807 See The Berry Youth Theatre’s 8-11 year group on stage this Winter in What is the sky made of? (see page 8 for details)


P A R T I C I P AT E

Tuesdays for 7-19 years

Integrated Multi-Arts Group 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.

Based at the d.@rt Centre, Wildern School, Hedge End

These sessions are dedicated to any young person with or without disabilities and we warmly welcome new members.

£27 for a half series / £56 for a full series

“I have great fun at multi-arts”

For more information on the group and to join contact vicki.hargreaves@eastleigh.gov.uk 023 8062 7815

– Participant

“I enjoy having themes… enjoy having games” – Participant

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THE POINT

At our sister venue The Point, Eastleigh

Tel: 023 8065 2333 ¡ www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk

MOVIE

TICKET

With one-off interactive cinematic experiences and classic films in our town centre, Eastleigh Film Festival puts the excitement back into going to the movies...

www.eastleighfilmfestival.com

Tel: 023 8065 2333

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


I N F O R M AT I O N

Bring a Rainbow Trust Family to the Theatre Our individual supporters help make The Berry Theatre the special venue that it is. Thanks to your generosity, enthusiasm and support, we can ensure that all members of the local community are able to engage with our programme. This season we are delighted to continue our support to Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, a charity which provides bespoke emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. More details about Rainbow Trust can be found here: rainbowtrust.org.uk To find out more about how you can offer your support please visit theberrytheatre.co.uk Rainbow Trust Registered Charity No. 1070532

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COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES

Saturday 16th September 5pm

Saturday 23rd September 1pm & 7pm

Thursday 23rd - Saturday 25th November 7.30pm · Sat mat 2.30pm

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Blue Butterfly Dance Company

Performing Arts Company

Showtime

Beauty and the Beast

Kabaret Ani Mru-Mru

(Cabaret “Don’t say a word”) Ani Mru-Mru is a regular and very welcome guest among Polish community in Britain. The fantastic three, have been successfully performing around the world since 1999 and are undoubtedly one of the most popular groups on the Polish comedy scene. The group have created many iconic characters and their skits, such as “Tofik” and “Chinese Restaurant” are legendary. Please note the show is in Polish.

Blue Butterfly Dance Company is a local dance company which provides dance, fitness and musical theatre classes in the local area to all ages. Our main ethos is fun! Dancing spreads smiles and you can certainly see plenty of them in our performances. All of our classes are now merging to bring you ‘Showtime’ - a charity showcase of talent from our amazing performers. Tickets: £9 / £8 concessions www.bluebutterflyevent.co.uk

The Daily Echo awardwinning Hedge End group the Performing Arts Company bring the ever popular story Beauty and the Beast to The Berry Theatre as their annual pantomime for 2017. Why not join us for a fun filled couple of hours of great songs, dances, plenty of comedy, colourful costumes and lots of audience participation – “Oh yes you can!” Tickets: £12 / £10 child / over 60s www.performingartscompany.org.uk

Tickets: £25 www.kabareton.co.uk

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


COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES

Saturday 2nd December 8pm

Sunday 3rd December 5pm

Love Soul Choir

Bodyrox Productions

Winter Show 2017

The Magic of Christmas

Intricate harmonies and great song choices leave audiences speechless time after time. Love Soul Choir is a contemporary choir who showcase their full repertoire once a year at their Winter Show. With songs from Elton John and Stevie Wonder all the way to Avril Lavigne and Coldplay, you’re guaranteed to be dancing and singing the whole night.

‘Tis the season to be jolly’ and that is certainly how you will feel at The Bodyrox Productions Christmas Special: a veritable festive treat for all the family! Not only will Father Christmas be stopping by you can also be a part of the Christmas fun with your interactive goodie bag. Pull crackers, sing-a-long, meet Santa and countdown to Christmas with us!

Tickets: £11

Tickets: £12 adult / £10 child / £38 family ticket of 4 people (must include a child)

www.lovesoulchoir.com

www.bodyroxproductions.com

Hiring The Berry Theatre The Berry Theatre is available for community and commercial hires. Our theatre boasts a state-of-the-art technical specification including digital camera projection, digital audio and lighting and a tension grid, offering easy access to rigging facilities. Total seating capacity is 306 with flexible and accessible seating. For further information email

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*Carers: We are delighted to offer one free ticket to carers to enable visitors with disabilities to visit The Berry Theatre.

*Group bookings: Buy 10 tickets and get the 11th free when booking for the same performance (available on selected shows)

*Family Friendly: Children are welcome at The Berry Theatre. Please ensure that children under the age of 10 are accompanied by an adult. Some professional shows may allow children and toddlers under 18 months to sit on their parent/carer’s lap. Please check age restrictions at the time of booking.

We’re accessible… We want to make sure your enjoy your visit. Please talk to our Box Office staff about any special requirements when booking. Full wheelchair access - The Berry Theatre is fully wheelchair accessible. Please book wheelchair seating in advance via our Box Office on 023 8065 2333 to ensure your needs are fully catered for on arrival. Infra red hearing system - The Berry Theatre benefits from an infra red hearing facility for those hard of hearing. Please ask at the box office for details. Large Print brochures and audio guides We can offer a large print version or audio version of our season brochure. Large Print

Assistance Dogs - We welcome registered assistance dogs in all areas of our building.

Tickets: Tickets can be reserved and held for three working days (21 days for group bookings) after which they will be released for sale. Tickets are non-refundable but can be changed for another performance of the same show incurring an administration fee of £1.

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Kabaret Ani Mru-Mru

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard

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National Theatre Live presents Yerma (encore)

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Blue Butterfly Dance Company

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Cars 3 Little Angel Theatre presents Me

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Netley Literary Festival

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Kathy Lette: Girls’ Night Out

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Despicable Me 3

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Saturday Storytime Animal Crackers

Pickled Image Ltd presents Santa’s Little Trolls

The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, Hampshire SO30 4EJ Box Office: 023 8065 2333 www.theberrytheatre.co.uk

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