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Telling the best stories

Spring 2017

Welcome Welcome to a season of storytelling and

a host of activities for the whole family to

imagination at The Berry Theatre. We kick

enjoy, where we invite you to tell your own

off with some beautiful children’s theatre

stories and bring your imagination to life. As

from Gomito Theatre and Long Nose

part of the festival we’ll be touring to local

Puppets – if the image of Chester Tuffnut

libraries with in-house production Ellie’s

on our front cover doesn’t melt your heart,

Extraordinary Adventures written by our very

then I don’t know what will! Our quality

own Write Now writer in residence Matt

theatre programme continues with There


and Back Again – An Odyssey, a thrilling voyage through stormy seas as children’s theatre company Lyngo brings this classic of all classics to life; and for the grown-ups you will have a whole lot of fun creating your own musical extravaganzas with

Plus with a fantastic array of carefully chosen films, we think this season will make your spring - enjoy! Sacha Lee Artistic Director

Showstoppers – Olivier Award Winners


2016 no less.


Getting to the heart of what’s important to The Berry Theatre is our Storytelling Festival:

theberrytheatre The Berry Theatre is managed under agency by Eastleigh Borough Council.

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 Saturday 25th February 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 (page 3) or our 2pm screening of the film Moana (page 13). Call the Box Office or visit the website to book up to four free tickets which will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Book early to avoid disappointment! Supported by

Front cover: Chester Tuffnut. Image credit:

Box office: 023 8065 2333


Illustration Credit: Holly Scott

Sat 21st Jan, 25th Feb

, 4th Mar, 15th Apr* and 29th April 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 *The Storytelling Festival session (see pages 4-5)

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Monday 10th – Saturday 22nd April

The Storytell Welcome to The Storytelling Festival – a fortnight of performances, workshops and activities for audiences and writers, celebrating the first year of our Write Now programme through the joy of storytelling. We will be dusting off classics from the children’s literature shelf, with a selection of stories brought to life for stage and cinema, including a new production of There and Back Again – An Odyssey (page 6) and a screening of Wes Anderson’s visionary adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved Fantastic Mr. Fox (page 14). Our very own Youth Theatre also make a splash with their production of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic The Little Mermaid (page 7) and we have a festival special Saturday Storytime (page 3). There is something for everyone, so join the celebrations – you may even find you have your own tale to tell…

Writer’s Voice Monday 10th April 7.30pm

ck Again There and Ba – An Odyssey

Hear from MA Creative Writing students from Winchester University as they share their work in an evening of readings and recitals fresh from the imaginations of our next generation of writers.

Ellie’s Extrao rdinary Adve nture

Fantastic Mr Fox Saturday 15th April 2pm Follow the mischievous Mr. Fox in this witty film for all ages. Tickets: £6.50/ £5 conc. / £4 children

The Little Mermaid

Tickets: £4 The Storytelling Festival is supported by

Box office: 023 8065 2333

Mr Fox Fantastic


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Story Shuffle App Launching as part of the festival you can access the Story Shuffle app at your local library and unlock the story of Sir Bevis of Hampton, contributed to by hundreds of children from local primary schools. Visit the website for a list of participating libraries.

For more information on The Storytelling Festival visit our website or contact us at Join in the conversation by following us on Twitter: @theberrytheatre #TheStorytellingFestival PAGE 4-5

The Storytelling Festival

Thursday 13th April 11am Lyngo Theatre presents

There and Back Again – An Odyssey

A show by Marcello Chiarenza. Adapted and performed by Patric The Odyssey is the classic of classics, the mother of all stories , the ultimate source of myths and legends full of giants, ghosts, greeks and great adventure. Follow Patrick Lynch as he launches Ulysses and his companions on a fantastic voyage which comes to life on our big screen while he plays with sand, stones, boats, bowls, fire and water. The use of multipl e cameras will magnify our table-top props down to the smalles t detail to turn a storm-in-a-teacup into an Aegean tempest. Lyngo Theatre has adapted this epic narration to bring out the fundamental fable that everyone can follow - a thrilling ride across hostile seas and spooky islands to finally realise that no matter how far you roam, there’s no place like Homer.

Box office: 023 8065 2333

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Tickets: £8 / £6 children Special family offer: four tickets for £24 or five tickets for £28 Suitable for ages 6 – 11 years Running time: approx. 50mins


The Storytelling Festival

Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd April 2pm & 7.30pm The Berry Youth Theatre presents Hans Christian Andersen’s

The Little Mermaid by Rebecca Alloway “What if I told you that mermaids were real? Much more than mere myth, they live, breathe and feel” On the shore, rumours wash up on the sand and a group of friends discover what really lies beneath the waves... The Berry Youth Theatre are causing a splash; bringing you an aquatic adventure for the whole family. Using vibrant choral storytelling and beautiful movement, this bold production reimagines the classic story.

Tickets: £8 / £6 concessions Suitable for ages 5+ Running time: 2 hours plus an interval

This mermaid’s tale is extraordinary.

“The most creative youth theatre show I’ve ever seen; very professional.” “Absolutely brilliant, staging was so imaginative and the cast were superb.” – Audience Feedback (on The Berry Youth Theatre’s The Secret Garden 2016)

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Monday 20th February 2pm Long Nose Puppets presents

Pat-a-cake Baby Are you ready? Grab a spoon! Because it’s Pat-a-cake time! Pitterpatter – get the butter! Glitzy-glossy – whisk in sugar! Jokeyyolky – add the eggs! Long Nose Puppets offer up a marvellous moonlit show full of riotous rhyme, zany puppets and spiffy special cake; all iced with music and songs by Tom Gray. Little children will feel stuffed to the brim with magic. Pat-a-Cake Baby is based on the book written by Joyce Dunbar and illustrated by Polly Dunbar.

“Cake mixing, baking and eating fuel this zingy, high-energy story as a restless baby sets about a night-time adventure.” – Guardian

Box office: 023 8065 2333

Tickets: £8 / £6 children Special family offer: four tickets for £24 or five tickets for £28 Suitable for ages 2-8 years and their families Running time: 50mins plus postshow playtime where children can meet the puppets



Friday 24th February 11am & 1pm Gomito Theatre and Polka Theatre present

Chester Tuffnut Chester Tuffnut isn’t your ordinary treemole – in fact he is one of a kind! Chester likes wearing jumpers and sitting in his armchair, but most of all he loves adventure. The curious creatures in Woodland have gone so long without excitement they’ve forgotten how to have fun. Luckily, Chester is on hand to bring happiness and laughter back to his new Woodland friends. An action-packed escapade told with puppets, original music and imaginative antics and full of humour, thrills, spills, near misses and great escapes. It’s a story about discovering new places and making friends, while encouraging everyone to have at least one adventure a day.

“That was magical”

– Audience member aged 5

“The set was beautifully done, the puppeteers were full of energy and put their heart and souls in the performance” – Mumsnet

Tickets: £8 / £6 children Special family offer: four tickets for £24 or five tickets for £28 Suitable for ages 2-5 years and their families Running time: 50mins including post-show playtime. Have your very own adventure with the chance to stay, meet the Woodland creatures and explore their dens.

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Saturday 4th February 7.30pm

Fri 10th & Sat 11th March 7.30pm

Apollo Theatre Company presents

The Showstoppers present

Round the Horne: The 50th Anniversary Tour

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

“Oh, Mr Horne! How bona to vada your dolly old eek!”

2016 Olivier Award Winners – Best Entertainment & Family Show

From 1965 to 1968 there wasn’t a bigger radio programme in Britain than the ground-breaking Round the Horne. For half an hour every Sunday afternoon, audiences of up to 15 million people would gather around the wireless to listen to Kenneth Horne and his merry crew get up to all sorts of mischief.

A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this awardwinning show. Audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into an all-singing, all-dancing production with unpredictable and hilarious results.

Considered to be one of the biggest and best radio comedy shows of all time, come and take a step back in time to the BBC’s Paris Studios and experience this comedy classic live.

“I laughed so much… I was in danger of being led out of the theatre” – Scene One Tickets: £17 / £15 concessions · Ages 12+ Running time: 90 minutes plus interval

So whether you fancy Sondheim on a ski lift or Cole Porter in Poundland - you suggest it and the Showstoppers will sing it!

“Achingly funny... worth seeing again and again.” ★★★★★ Time Out Critics’ Choice Tickets: £18 / £16 concessions · Ages 14+ Running time: 90 minutes plus interval

Box office: 023 8065 2333


Thursday 16th March 8pm

Saturday 29th April 8pm

CKP present

Lakin McCarthy presents

Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings

Dr Phil Hammond: ‘Dr Phil’s Health Revolution’

Plus support

Phil Hammond - NHS doctor, BBC broadcaster, Private Eye journalist and whistle-blowing comic, combines both of his 2016 sell-out Edinburgh fringe shows in one unforgettable evening.

A little slimmer but still as “belly laugh funny” (Manchester Evening News), everyone’s favourite northern charmer is back on the road and better than ever. After touring last year’s show, he’s had a think about people. And feelings. About people Justin knows, their feelings and how he feels about them. And they about him. It’ll be a (very) funny show. Promise.

Laugh, sort your life out, stay sane, plan your death and save the NHS - all in only 90 minutes.

“If Dr Phil were a medicine, you should swig him by the litre” ★★★★ The Times

“He charms the pants off the crowd” – The Sunday Times

Tickets: £15 / £13 concessions (£13 concessionary rate also applies to NHS employees) · Ages 16+

Tickets: £15 / £13 concessions · Ages 16+

Running time: 45mins / interval 20mins / 45mins

Running time: warm-up 20 mins / interval 20 mins/ Justin 70 mins

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Film Screenings

Thursday 19th January 7.30pm

Saturday 21st January 2pm

I, Daniel Blake (15)

Kubo and the Two Strings (PG)

Elderly carpenter Daniel Blake is forced to look for work whilst recovering from a serious illness in this exploration of the Britain’s redtape benefits system.

Young Kubo’s peaceful existence comes crashing down when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey and Beetle to unlock a secret legacy.

Thursday 2nd February 7.30pm

Tuesday 21st February 10am & 2pm

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Storks (U)


The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures.

Charged with delivering important items to customers, stork Junior finds himself in trouble when he must secretly deliver an adorable baby girl to safety before his stern boss finds out.

Box office: 023 8065 2333


Wed 22nd February 10am & 2pm

Thurs 23rd February 2pm & 7.30pm

Trolls (U)

A Street Cat Named Bob (12A)

Troll Dolls receive a cinematic makeover in this glitzy family film. Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick buddy-up to save their tribe when an outside foe threatens their world.

This incredible true story follows drug addict James Bowen as he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a homeless cat named Bob, overcomes his addiction and begins again.

Saturday 25th February 2pm

Thursday 2nd March 7.30pm

Moana (PG)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Cert TBC)

Film Tickets

Moana is a fearless young adventurer who sets out on the voyage of a lifetime across the ocean to save her tribe. Along the way she meets demigod Maui and together they embark on a journey of self-discovery.

£6.50 · £5 concessions £4 children All 10am screening tickets £3 Earlybird screenings Hedge End Residents Day

A band of unlikely heroes form the Rebel Alliance to steal the plans to the death star and stop the force of evil that surrounds the galaxy.

What’s coming next? Please note screening dates may change subject to release dates. For up-to-date film programme and additions please visit PAGE 12-13


Saturday 4th March 2pm

Saturday 15th April 2pm

Ballerina (U)

Fantastic Mr Fox (PG)

In this animated and uplifting musical, orphan Felicie moves from sleepy Brittany to vibrant Paris to train as a ballerina. She finds her training, and making friends at the ballet school among her ruthless fellowstudents, to be very difficult. The mysterious caretaker at the Paris Opera, Odette, and a young inventor, Victor, help her to face the challenges.

As part of The Storytelling Festival (pages 4-5) we screen Wes Anderson’s visionary adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved Fantastic Mr. Fox. Voiced by a whole host of stars including George Clooney and Bill Murray, we follow the mischievous Mr. Fox in this witty film for all ages. IMAGE: Fantastic Mr. Fox © 2009 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Indian Paintbrush Productions LLC. All rights reserved.



Saturday 29th April 2pm

Sing (Cert TBC) Cheeky koala bear Buster Moon plans to save his failing theatre with a singing competition that he believes will take the world by storm. This all-star animated musical is brilliant entertainment for all ages.

Our film screenings make the perfect birthday party treat, so why not book yours here! For further information and bookings email

Box office: 023 8065 2333


Thurs 12th January 7pm

Thurs 16th February 7pm

Thurs 9th March 7pm

National Theatre Live presents

National Theatre Live presents

National Theatre Live presents

No Man’s Land

Saint Joan

Hedda Gabler

(Encore screening)

Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe. Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production.

“I’ve no talent for life.”

One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men. Including a post screening Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free... Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in this modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece, directed by Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove.

Tickets: £12 / £10 concessions ·

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Image: Richard Budd

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

For more information on our youth theatre, contact 023 8062 7807


Tuesdays for 7-13 & 14-19 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.

£21 for a half series / £42 for a full series

“I have great fun at multi-arts”

For more information on the group and to join contact 023 8062 7815

– Participant

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

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Fri 13th January 7pm Sat 14th Jan 2pm & 6pm

Tues 4th - Sat 8th April 7.30pm

Fri 17th February 7.30pm


Maskers Theatre Company

Treasure Island

Great Expectations

Rock Icons

Ahoy tharrr me’ hearties! A swashbuckling adventure with wannabe buccaneer Jim Hawkins, as he alone (well, with some help) searches for the Bones’ family treasure on a nearly deserted, tropical paradise. Will Jim and his merry band outwit Long Jane & Long Joan Silver? Will his mum Vera ever find love? Join us on the good ship One Direction to find out! Come dressed up and win a prize for being the best dressed pirate.

Adapted for the stage by Gale Childs Daly. Dickens’ much-loved novel is the compelling story of orphan Pip, whose chance meeting with an escaped convict changes the course of his life. See his rise from poverty to wealth, and his encounters with timeless, unforgettable characters. This fast-paced adaptation features six actors playing multiple parts, together with period costumes and original music to enhance a thrilling experience.

Tickets: £7.50 / £6.50 concessions/restricted view

by Charles Dickens

Tickets: all £12

Big Generator Rock Icons the all new energetic live show will take you on a musical and visual journey through the eras and evolution of Classic Rock, featuring the music from the world’s most iconic bands such as Yes, Deep Purple, Queen, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Toto, Rainbow, Def Leppard, Thin Lizzy, The Who, Pink Floyd, Guns N’ Roses, ACDC and many many more . Tickets: £16 / £14 concessions / £12 restricted view / £10 under 16 years

Community performances - The following events are presented and promoted by hirers of The Berry Theatre. Therefore we cannot accept responsibility for the content of these events of their production values.

Box office: 023 8065 2333


Sun 19th March 2pm & 6pm Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre

Rock around the Gaumont Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre present a new musical packed with great songs from the classic rock n roll era. Step back in time to the 50s and 60s when Mayflower Theatre was The Gaumont. Meet the characters who worked there from usherettes to crew - they all have a story to tell and a song to sing! It will have you rockin’ around the theatre. Tickets: £11 / £9 concessions

Thurs 30th March & Sat 1st April 7.30pm Saturday matinee 2.30pm

Sat 6th & Sun 7th May 6pm Sunday matinee 2pm

Southampton Musical Society

Mary Poppins

Made in Dagenham

Come see Roynon Dance Swanmore perform their unique and loving dance adaptation of Mary Poppins! Be transported to the infamous chimneys of London and live out the magical adventures in Bert’s paintings. They will have over 200 students of all ages from the local area performing so it’s a show not be missed… It’s going to be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Set in Essex in 1968 and inspired by a true story, this is an uplifting musical comedy about the importance of fighting for what is right. Each morning Rita is trying to get her husband out of bed, get the kids off to school and get to work at the factory in time. But life is about to change forever for the girls in the stitching room of Ford’s Dagenham car plant…

Roynon Dance Swanmore

Tickets: £12 / £10 concessions

Tickets: £16 / £13 concessions

Please note the show contains some strong language.

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Hedge End Carnival Committee

Hedge End Inaugural Music Festival Let five nights of wonderfully eclectic music lift your spirits in the dark days of February.

Moulettes Sunday 5th February, 7.30pm

John Otway Thursday 9th February, 7.30pm

The Swing Commanders Friday 10th February, 7.30pm

Son Yambu Saturday 18th February, 7.30pm

Moscow Drug Club Sunday 19th February, 7.30pm Tickets: ÂŁ15 / ÂŁ13 concessions Special offer: buy 5 tickets in one transaction and get 5% off your order

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 or call 023 8062 7822.

Box office: 023 8065 2333


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: To find out more about how you can offer your support please visit Rainbow Trust Registered Charity No. 1070532

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It’s easy to book Online:

*Group bookings: Buy 10 tickets and get the

By phone: 023 8065 2333

11th free when booking for the same performance (available on selected shows)

(please note credit and debit card transactions are subject to a £1 admin fee)

*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.

In person or by post: Our Box Office will open one hour before each show and 45 minutes before each film. The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Hants SO50 9DE

Tickets: Tickets can be reserved and held for three

Please make cheques payable to:

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.

Eastleigh Borough Council

Seating plan

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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.

Professional Shows only*

Infra red hearing system

Terms and conditions apply, please call our Box Office for further information.

The Berry Theatre benefits from an infra red hearing facility for those hard of hearing. Please ask at the box office for details.

*Concessions Unless otherwise stated concessions on our professional and film programme are available for under 16s, full-time students, senior citizens, registered disabled and registered unemployed. We kindly ask that you bring identification. Concessionary prices for community performances may be different. Please check when booking.

*Carers: We are delighted to offer 1 free ticket

Large Print brochures and audio guides We can offer a large print version or audio version of our season brochure.

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

to carers to enable disabled visitors to visit Berry Theatre.

Box office: 023 8065 2333

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Travelling to The Berry Theatre KEY

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Our theatre is located on Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Hampshire and easily reached by public transport.

By Bus We can be reached by numerous bus services which stop directly outside The Berry Theatre. For full information and to plan your route visit

By Train Hedge End train station is 1.5 miles from the theatre. The station is served by lots of local taxi companies which can be booked in advance. Trains run directly from Eastleigh and Winchester to the North West and Botley and Fareham to the East.

By Car From the M27, take junction 7 towards Hedge End village. At the traffic lights in the village, turn left down Wildern Lane. The Berry Theatre is 200m down the road on your right. Parking is available at the following location: Wildern School Wildern Lane, Hedge End SO30 4EJ No parking on site for daytime performances. There is limited parking available on the Wildern School site for evening performances. Please park courteously.

By Bike Wildern School next to the theatre has space for 146 bicycles to be stored under cover in an open, visible area where they can easily be locked for safe keeping.

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T Professional Theatre CT Professional Children’s Theatre CP Community Performance

LS Live Screen F Film C Comedy

WN Write Now P Participate E Event

At a glance March

12th LS 13th & 14th CP 19th F 21st CT 21st F

NT Live: No Man’s Land HESA: Treasure Island I, Daniel Blake (15) Saturday Storytime Kubo and the Two Strings (PG)

February 2nd










16th 17th 18th






21st 22nd 23rd 24th


25th 25th


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (12A) Apollo Theatre Company: Round the Horne The 50th Anniversary Tour Hedge End Inaugural Music Festival: Moulettes Hedge End Inaugural Music Festival: John Otway Hedge End Inaugural Music Festival: The Swing Commanders NT Live: Saint Joan Big Generator: Rock Icons Hedge End Inaugural Music Festival: Son Yambo Hedge End Inaugural Music Festival: Moscow Drug Club Long Nose Puppets: Pat-a-cake Baby Storks (U) Trolls (U) A Street Cat Named Bob (12A) Gomito Theatre & Polka Theatre: Chester Tuffnut Saturday Storytime Moana (PG)



4th 4th 9th 10th & 11th








Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (cert TBC) Saturday Storytime Ballerina (U) NT Live: Hedda Gabler The Showstoppers: Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre: Rock around the Gaumont Southampton Musical Society: Made in Dagenham

April 30th


Southampton Musical Society: Made in Dagenham 4th – 8th CP Maskers Theatre Company: Great Expectations 10th – 20th CT/E Ellie’s Extraordinary Adventure Library Tour (The Storytelling Festival) 10th E Writer’s Voice (The Storytelling Festival) 13th CT Lyngo Theatre: There and Back Again – An Odyssey 15th CT Saturday Storytime 15th F Fantastic Mr Fox (PG) 21st & 22nd CT The Berry Youth Theatre: The Little Mermaid 29th CT Saturday Storytime 29th F Sing (cert TBC) 29th C Lakin McCarthy: Dr Phil Hammond ‘Dr Phil’s Health Revolution’


6th & 7th


Roynon Dance Swanmore: Mary Poppins

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The Berry Theatre spring brochure 2017  

Welcome to a season of storytelling and imagination at The Berry Theatre. We kick off with some beautiful children’s theatre from Gomito The...

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