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THEATRE Spring 2018

Yana and the Yeti

A funny and poignant tale of a small child’s determination to be understood.

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A WARM WELCOME TO OUR SPRING SEASON 2018. Tucked away on the North Kesteven Academy and ONE NK Centre campus in North Hykeham, the theatre is proud to sit at the heart of North Kesteven district. We offer a varied and high quality programme of arts performances, but did you know that we also host many community shows and are available to hire for your special event, too? The Terry O’Toole Theatre is proud to be a family-friendly venue, with excellent disability access, FREE parking and complimentary ‘Babes in Arms’ tickets for many performances. On behalf of our friendly theatre team and the staff of ONE NK centre, I extend a warm invitation to you to visit the theatre this season.




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This denotes our professional programme of Drama, Music, Dance and Children’s Theatre.


THEATRE OFFICE: 01522 812382 The Terry O’Toole Theatre ONE NK, Moor Lane North Hykeham LN6 9AX

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The Terry O’Toole Theatre is funded and managed as a partnership between artsNK and North Kesteven School.


T: Standard Ticket Price • C: Concessions • F: Family



Thursday 18 January 7.30pm Director: Garth Davis Starring: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and Sunny Pawar Rating: PG Runtime: 1 hour 58 mins Based on a true-story, this British/Australian co-production tells the incredible tale of a young man’s journey of self-discovery back to his roots. A major contender in 2016’s awards season, Lion was nominated for six Academy Awards; including best picture, best supporting actress and best supporting actor, and won two BAFTA awards for best supporting actor and best adapted screenplay. A touching story, elegantly told, this is your chance to see it again on the big screen, don’t miss out on the opportunity! This screening has been organised and programmed by young people from North Hykeham! If you are aged 12 - 25 and would like to join the ‘LOVFILM presents’ team [For FREE], then get in touch with Ben Reynolds at T: £3

YOUR TIME TO SHINE! Elev8 Dance Academy Saturday 27 January 6.30pm A warm welcome to Elev8 Dance Academy with their annual dance showcase. Every student in the Academy is offered the chance to perform for their family and friends and gain the wonderful experience of performing on stage! This evening it truly is their time to shine! T: £8.50 • C: £6.50 F[4]: £30

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THE FROE Friday 2 February 7.30pm A magical evening of folk music from Birmingham-based The Froe. Beautiful vocals soar over delicate string arrangements of self-penned and traditional material. Mesmerising audiences from folk clubs to festivals, this quartet combine roots and classical influences to create an intimate evening of music. The Froe, who have recently released their debut EP, Wolf And The Woodpecker, are: Ruth Angell [Peacock Angell Band, The Rainbow Chasers], Charlie Wild [McNeill & Heys, The Fair Rain], Helen Bell [The Fair Rain] and Emma Capp.

SPRING PRIMARY SCHOOLS’ DANCE SHOWCASE Thursday 8 February 6pm & 7.15pm North Kesteven Academy in partnership with artsNK, has worked with local primary schools over 6 weeks to create dance pieces for this fantastic festival. A celebration of children dancing and themes surrounding the transition to secondary school. Also featuring talented Dance students from North Kesteven Academy. T: £3.50 • U16s: £2.50 T: £14 • C: £12 • U16s: £7.50

KINDERTRANSPORT BY DIANE SAMUELS ACTION COMMUNITY THEATRE Friday 16 & Saturday 17 February 7.30pm It is 1939. Eva Schlesinger is just 9 years old when her mother puts her on a train headed into a foreign country and an uncertain future, knowing that they may never see each other again. A German-Jewish child, Eva has been entered by her parents for the “Kindertransport”, a rescue measure undertaken by the British government to save Jewish children from Nazi persecution. Arriving in England, Eva is taken in by the Miller family and, to all outward appearances, successfully adapts to English language and lifestyle. However, her childhood experiences resonate down the years and the discovery of old letters and papers by her own daughter, forces Eva to revisit the past. T: £8.50 • C: £7


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THE KNOT NIKKI & JD ACROBATS Wednesday 28 February 7.30pm Age guide: 11 years+ Contains material referring to sexual identity, but no nudity or sexual content.


A chance encounter between two acrobats: a frustrated lover and a jilted dreamer. This is the story of two hearts making sense of perfection. The Knot is the invisible string that connects two people. Sometimes strong, sometimes just about to break, it is the complex yet simple bond that we juggle with our whole lives. This piece follows the journey of individuals through the absurdity, joy and mundane experience of making things work. Acrobatics, movement and storytelling combine to expose the hopes we hold for the ideal lover. T: £12 • C: £10 • U16s: £7.50

Thursday 22 February 7.30pm Two women. A fractured friendship. A car full of boxes and a message from a dead friend. The Drive recounts an unexpected Nordic road trip which sees two estranged friends thrown together on a tense journey from London to Oslo. The further Becky and Nat get from home the closer they come to confronting the demons of their shared past. Spliced through with humour, slick physicality, an original contemporary soundtrack and video projection, The Drive is a show about friendship, grief, the fragility of memory, turning 40 and coming of age in the 1990s. “Fast and neat, dramatic, moving and humorous” Fringe Review T: £12 • C: £10 • U16s: £7.50

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GABRIELLE DUCOMBLE QUARTET Saturday 10 March 7.30pm Gabrielle Ducomble - vocals Vincenzo Castrini – accordion Luca Boscagin - guitar Ben Hazleton - bass “An astonishingly beautiful voice” Emma Freud, Radio 4 Loose Ends

EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! RHYTHM IN MOVEMENT DANCE COMPANY Friday 2 March 7pm Saturday 3 March 7pm An evening of dance presented by the pupils of both the Lincoln and Gainsborough branches of Rhythm in Movement Dance Company. ‘Everybody Dance Now’ will be their fifth annual performance where the pupils of the school showcase what they have been learning in their weekly dance sessions ranging from Ballet, to Acrobatics and everything in between.

Blending suave tones with natural charm and sophistication, Gabrielle is delighted to meet new audiences and old friends on her fourth UK Tour. Singing in her native French and in English, she performs iconic songs by the likes of Edith Piaf, Michel Legrand, Jacques Brel and Astor Piazzolla, plus her own original numbers. With an authentic band including accordion and guitar, her music is elegant, emotional and wonderfully evocative. Tonight, Gabrielle invites you to experience the Parisian joie de vivre through her music. From “The Windmills of your Mind” to “Libertango”, you will have “No Regrets”. T: £14 • C: £12 • U16s: £7.50 T: £8 • C: £6

The theatre is delighted to partner with New Jazz5, who programme high quality artists at several county venues; if you’ve enjoyed Gabrielle’s performance here, why not book to see: Jan 20 8pm The New York Marching Band Feb 17 8pm Tom Hill’s ‘70s Jazz Funk Machine’ March 17 8pm Nat Steele’s ‘Portrait of the MJQ’ April 14 8pm The Clark Tracey Octet at The Blue Room at The Lawn, Union Road Lincoln LN1 3BU For more information contact:


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ATTEMPTS ON HER LIFE BY MARTIN CRIMP GRAVITATE 9.0 / ART ISN’T SEXY Thursday 15 March 7.30pm Age guide: 14 years+ Attempts to describe her? Attempts to destroy her? Or attempts to destroy herself? Is Anne the object of violence? Or its terrifying practitioner? Testing identity. Gender. Objectification personified. Martin Crimp’s Attempts on Her Life, a play with no set characters, sets the precedent for Gravitate 9.0 and Art Isn’t Sexy to examine how a modern day coherent identity is little more than a myth.

If you like rock guitar at its finest, you will love ‘The Local Heroes - Rock Guitar Tribute Show’! A fantastic review of favourite tracks by Dire Straits, Eric Clapton and 60s and 70s Fleetwood Mac. Jason North features on vocals and guitar, recreating the vocals and guitar lines of Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Lindsey Buckingham and Mark Knopfler. Sam North sings & plays bass as Jack Bruce, John & Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks. Steve Gooding plays the keys on such classics as Layla, Rhiannon, Walk Of Life & many more. Martin Collins provides the famous grooves associated with Ginger Baker, Mick Fleetwood & Terry Williams. T: £12 • C: £10 • U16s: £7.50

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YANA AND THE YETI PICKLED IMAGE Saturday 10 February 3pm Imagine being far, far from home and all alone, arriving in a remote, snow-bound village, surrounded by dense forest and strange noises! This is how Yana’s story begins… Yana can’t understand a word anyone says and the other children tease her with tales of mythical mountain monsters… Then things start to get really hairy! A funny and poignant tale of a small child’s determination to be understood and her discovery that true friends can come in unexpected shapes and sizes. Featuring exquisite music, Arctic landscapes and a cast of extraordinary puppets, this acclaimed production from Pickled Image was made in Northern Norway, Co produced by Nordland Visual Theatre. Running time: 45 minutes Age guide: 5 years+ T:£8 • F[4]: £28


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Saturday 17 March at 12noon & 3pm

Saturday 7 April 3pm

The funny tale of a little dog with a very big dream!

Colourful comedy and furr-tastic storytelling as The Fabularium re-tell the tale of Reynard the Fox, a most infamous scoundrel who prides himself on being the trickster of the forest! But when the Woodland Court announces the theft of the King’s Crown Jewels, the animal kingdom immediately blames the fox and Reynard must do everything he can to prove his innocence.

Biff is not like other dogs. He doesn’t do dog stuff like weeing on lampposts, or scratching his fleas, or drinking out of the toilet. Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes. You see, Biff doesn’t think he’s a dog. He thinks he’s a ballerina! Based on the award-winning children’s book by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie, this fabulous, feelgood show features music, songs, handcrafted puppets and Biff, the ballet-dancing dog! Brought to the stage by acclaimed Little Blue Monster, this happy, funny tale will have you laughing out loud and dancing in the aisles.

Will the gift of his silver tongue be a shade too bright against his roguish, red fur to save his own tail? Running time: 45 minutes Age guide: 3 years+ T:£8 • F[4]: £28

Running time: 55 minutes Age guide: A magical show perfect for little pups aged 3+ and their grown-ups! T:£8 • F[4]: £28

Bring all the Family!

Age Guide:

If you have a little one under two years of age and would like to bring her/him along to one of our family shows, book a FREE ‘Babes in Arms’ ticket and they can come along and sit on your knee.

Our family theatre shows are very suitable for all ages, but please refer to the age recommendations for each show.

Kindly note that prams, pushchairs, buggies and car seats may not be taken into the auditorium; please ask our friendly FOH team if you require safe storage during the performance.

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MOORE MOSS RUTTER WITH DANNY PEDLER & ROSIE BUTLER-HALL Friday 6 April 7.30pm A series of remarkable gigs has heightened the sense of anticipation around the reunion of Tom Moore, Archie Churchill-Moss and Jack Rutter in the trio that won them the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Seven years on, having toured with some of the biggest and best acts in contemporary folk music, they now reconvene to release their third album together. Widely regarded as three of the best players of traditional folk among a precociously gifted generation, their finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency, featuring new compositions as well as ancient traditional music. Supporting Moore Moss Rutter here tonight, Danny Pedler and Rosie Butler-Hall are two young, dynamic musicians who formed as a duo in late 2011. Danny plays Hurdy Gurdy and Accordion and Rosie plays five-string Fiddle and sings. Their music is characterised by flowing melodies, intricate harmonies and strong rhythms, while keeping the flavour of the traditional style. T: £14 • C: £12 • U16s: £7.50

STEVE WALKER’S BIG SWING BAND AT THE MOVIES Saturday 28 April 7.30pm Steve and the Big Swing Band roll out the red carpet this Spring, with their brand new show At The Movies. Following their previous sell-outs at the Terry O’Toole Theatre, this new show is an exhilarating musical rollercoaster through some of your big screen favourites. Fronting the band, and hosting your evening, Steve is one of the UK’s most exciting and talented trumpet players. He, along with 17 equally passionate musicians, guarantee this will be a night to remember! T: £15


T: Standard Ticket Price • C: Concessions • F: Family


LEST WE FORGET NORTH HYKEHAM & DISTRICT CHORAL SOCIETY Saturday 19 May 7.30pm A concert featuring a medley of songs and readings for the Centenary celebrations, commemorating the end of The Great War. T: £8 • C: £5




Adapted for the stage by David Wood


Following a tragic accident, orphan James Henry Trotter is sent to live with his horrid Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge. James hasn’t got a single friend in the whole wide world...

Friday 29 June 7pm Saturday 30 June 3pm & 7pm Sunday 1 July 6pm

That is, not until he meets a strange, old man who gives him a magical gift, a giant Peach grows on the old tree in the garden and he goes on an adventure with Old Green Grasshopper and his insect friends!

Always a highlight of our Summer programme, students from Lyndsey Ellis School of Dance return with Dance Fever 12, a high-energy, variety dance show featuring Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Breakdance/Hip Hop and Musical Theatre, all performed by Lyndsey’s talented students. Age guide: 5 years+ T: £8.50 • C: £7 • F[4]: £26

Dance Fever always sells-out, so be sure to book early! T: £9 • C: £7.50

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SUMMER PRIMARY SCHOOLS’ DANCE SHOWCASE Thursday 12 July 6pm & 7.15pm North Kesteven School, in partnership with artsNK, has worked with local primary schools over 6 weeks to create dance pieces for this festival. A celebration of children dancing and themes surrounding the transition to secondary school. Also featuring talented Dance students from North Kesteven School. T: £3.50 • U16s: £2.50

ARTSNK YOUTH DANCE SHOWCASE Saturday 14th July 7.30pm The annual showcase for artsNK’s Youth Dance Programme is a celebration of young people dancing! Featuring Lincolnshire’s top youth dance groups, including Evolve Youth Dance Company, redXco and Jumpstart. T: £3.50 • U16s: £2.50

THE GOLDEN GLOW OF SUMMER - AN EVENING WITH JONATHAN MOSELY NORTH HYKEHAM FLOWER CLUB Wednesday 25 July 7.30pm Enjoy an evening with Jonathan Mosely, International floral designer, broadcaster and celebrity judge for The Big Allotment Challenge, sharing his passion and knowledge of flowers, plus a chance to win one of Jonathan’s amazing floral masterpieces! T: £10 NH Flower Club Members: £5


T: Standard Ticket Price • C: Concessions • F: Family


MADD PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER SCHOOL Monday 23 - Friday 27 July 9.30am to 3pm Are you aged 8 to 14 years? Do you love to perform? Come along to our week long music, dance and drama Summer School! Lots of fun, plus everyone gets to take part in a fantastic, end-of-week performance. To book your place/s, contact artsNK on 01529 410595. Bursaries available. T: £65 for the week, including a MADD T-shirt

TAKE PART ACTion Community Theatre Our vibrant, friendly amateur theatre company in residence. Tuesday evenings 7pm and Sunday afternoons 3pm. New members welcome! Age guide: adults and young people 11 years+ Find out more: or call the theatre office 01522 812382

artsNK Aerial Dance & Fitness Our exciting programme of Aerial Dance fitness classes for adults and young people, incorporating aerial silks and hoop. Age guide: varies by class Find out more: or call 07766 422675

artsNK Youth Dance Programme Informal, energetic and creative dance classes in a range of styles, including: Creative Contemporary, Street, Break and Aerial. Age guide: 7 – 19 years; varies by class Find out more: or call 07766 422675

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TAKE PART Vitality [Exercise & Movement to Music] Enjoyable, gentle and age-appropriate exercise in a sociable class environment every Wednesday morning at 9.30am, 10.30am and 11.30am. Age guide: Over 60s Find out more:

New Tricks Monday evenings 6pm - 8pm New season starts January 8th 2018 Whether you’re an existing musician, want to blow the dust off something you haven’t played since school, or just wanting to try something new, then New Tricks will have something for you! Your first session is free to attend! New Tricks is soundLINCS’ Older Adults Music Service for Lincolnshire, supported by funding from Arts Council England. Age guide: older adults For more information on these sessions contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or

The Folk Sessions Join Crauford Thomson on the second Sunday of each month for an evening playing Scottish music, based upon the collections of fiddle tunes published between 1760 ~ 1910 and recently made available by the Highland Music Trust. All instruments most welcome! For more information, contact Tel: 07947 317077


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Call-in to the Box Office, ONE NK, Moor Lane, North Hykeham LN6 9AX

The Theatre and ONE NK centre are fully accessible to wheelchair users.



Call our friendly Box Office staff on 01522 883311

ONLINE: Go to A booking fee will be applied to each ticket purchased; postage, where requested, is payable at 35p per transaction.

PAYMENT: The theatre accepts most major credit and debit cards; please make cheques payable to Leisure in the Community Ltd.

CONCESSIONS: Students [NUS Card], unwaged, people over 60, children under 16, people with a disability and their carers. Please bring proof of your eligibility with you when booking. The theatre cannot guarantee concessions will be available for all events.

RESERVATIONS: Tickets are held for 5 days only, after which they are released for re-sale.

The Theatre is equipped with an infrared hearing induction loop; please switch your hearing aid to the T position. The induction loop is not available for live music events.

GUIDE / ASSISTANCE DOGS: We welcome guide and assistance dogs, please advise the Box Office at the time of booking if your canine companion will be accompanying you; a bowl of water is available upon request.

GROUP BOOKINGS: We welcome group bookings and offer discounts for many performances. Please call the theatre office on 01522 812382 for more information.


Tickets should be checked at the time of purchase as mistakes cannot be rectified later


The management reserves the right to alter the advertised programme without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets


Tickets will not be exchanged or money refunded unless an event is cancelled


The management reserves the right to refuse admission and may, on occasion, conduct security searches to ensure the safety of patrons and staff


The use of photographic or recording equipment is strictly prohibited, unless by prior arrangement with the management

PARKING: There is ample FREE parking on the ONE NK site, with disabled parking bays close to the main entrance.

LATECOMERS: Will only be admitted to the auditorium at a suitable point in the performance and at the discretion of the Front of House Manager.

COMMUNITY & HIRE EVENTS: Patrons are advised that the theatre has no control over the quality of performances and events staged by external companies and community organisations.

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DIARY AT A GLANCE JANUARY Thursday 18 Saturday 27

LOV Film Presents: Lion Your Time to Shine!

7.30pm 6.30pm

TOTT Film Community Dance

7.30pm 6pm & 7.15pm 3pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

TOTT Folk Music

7pm 7pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 12noon & 3pm 7.30pm

Community Dance Community Dance TOTT Jazz Theatre Hire TOTT Family Theatre Music Hire

FEBRUARY Friday 2 Thursday 8 Saturday 10 Friday 16 Saturday 17 Thursday 22 Wednesday 28

The Froe Spring Primary Schools’ Dance Showcase Yana and the Yeti Kindertransport by Diane Samuels Kindertransport by Diane Samuels The Drive The Knot

Friday 2 Saturday 3 Saturday 10 Thursday 15 Saturday 17 Sunday 25

Everybody Dance Now! Everybody Dance Now! Gabrielle Ducomble Quartet Attempts on Her Life by Martin Crimp Dogs Don’t Do Ballet The Rock Guitar Tribute Show

TOTT Family Theatre Community Theatre Community Theatre TOTT Theatre TOTT Physical Theatre


APRIL Friday 6 Saturday 7 Saturday 28

Moore, Moss, Rutter 7.30pm Reynard the Fox 3pm Steve Walker’s Big Swing Band at The Movies 7.30pm

Saturday 19

Lest We Forget

Friday 1 Saturday 2 Friday 29 Saturday 30

James and the Giant Peach James and the Giant Peach Dance Fever 12 Dance Fever 12

TOTT Folk Music TOTT Family Theatre Music Hire

MAY 7.30pm

Community Music

7pm 2.30pm & 7pm 7pm 3pm & 7pm

Community Theatre Community Theatre Community Dance Community Dance


JULY Sunday 1 Thursday 12 Saturday 14 Wednesday 25 Monday 23rd ~ Friday 27

Dance Fever 12 Summer Primary Schools’ Dance Showcase artsNK Youth Dance Showcase The Golden Glow of Summer MADD Performing Arts Summer School

6pm Community Dance 6pm & 7.15pm 7.30pm artsNK Dance Outreach 7.30pm Community Hire artsNK / NK Academy 9.30am - 3pm Outreach

Leisure in the Community Ltd working in partnership to develop and deliver high quality leisure services in North Kesteven District.

TOTT Spring 2018 Brochure  
TOTT Spring 2018 Brochure