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Fancy a drink? Morecambe 25-26 April

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Opening 90 minutes before curtain up, the Theatre Royal’s bars offer a great selection of beers, wines, local ale, cider and soft drinks. Sit back and relax with a pre-show drink in either our Back Garden Bar downstairs, or our Circle Bar upstairs. The Back Garden Bar also offers a selection of pre-show bites, including homemade soup and bread, bowls of olives, nuts, stuffed peppers, cookies and cakes. So why not come and enjoy a drink and nibble before the show? Theatre Royal Winchester Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB

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Our House 29 May P.14

Cara Dillon 15 June

donna.reeves@theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk 01962 844 600 ext. 219

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hat Fair 4-6 July

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Suggs 20 May

Peter Pan 30-31 May

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Tangoed Up 1 June

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Integr8 Dance Off 20-22 June

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The Energy Show 21-22 May

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The Back Garden Bar is available for hire for private functions, book launches, groups, classes or parties. For all enquiries please contact Donna Reeves

Birdsong 28 April - 3 May

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OLD MACDonald Had a Farm 22 June

As You Like It 3-7 June

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Ben Grosvenor Piano recital 7 July

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Aliens Love Underpants 8-9 July

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WiNnall ROCK School 10 July

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The Taking of Zena Charbonne 7 May

PiNocChio 11 May

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Comedy Gala 23 May P.23

Teddy Time Stories 8 June

HMS PInAFORE 5-10 May P.15

Tales From The Arabian Nights 26-28 June

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Celebration of Youth 29 June

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Johnny & the dead 25 May

High Society 13-17 May

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The Amazing Maurice 27 May

L’Elisir d’Amore 11-12 June

Peppa Pig’s big Splash 18-19 June P.18

Megson 29 June

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Jacqui Dankworth and her Band 11 July

David Starkey 12 July

An OdySseY of Love 13 July

Dotty The Dragon 18 May

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Jason Manford 9-10 June

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Family Folk show With megson 29 June P.19

Wessex Dance 15 July

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Avenue Q 17-19 July

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Hello Dolly 27-30 August

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Centenary Celebrations 24 Aug

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Don’t forget to buy tickets for our magnificent centenary raffle culminating in a prize draw on 24 August 2014.

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The top prize is a fabulous family ski holiday for four in Italy, courtesy of Roger Walker Travel. Fifty prizes in total are up for grabs, including an ipad, spa day, meals out, B&B breaks, cases of wine, hampers and much much more.

A birthday party deserves some cake, some candles and some bubbly.

*Tickets cost £2.00 each or £10.00 for a book of 10 and are available from the box office. For full details go to www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

We’ll be celebrating in style in the sunshine (fingers crossed) outside the theatre and Discovery Centre. Keep an eye on the website for more details closer to the time.

If you would like to: • Leave a legacy to your local theatre • Have a plaque in the theatre dedicated to you or a loved one • Make a significant difference to arts funding in the Winchester district Please consider naming a Theatre Royal Winchester auditorium seat for the next 10 years. It costs £500 to dedicate one of our auditorium seats. This can be paid as a one off donation or with payments spread over a two year period. (£21 a month, £63 a quarter, £125 biannually or £250 annually). All money raised through the seat pledges will be invested in the theatre to help make it less reliant on public funding.

For further information please contact katelin.prince@theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk or go to our website www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

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In 2014 we mark one hundred years of live theatre in the city. Join us to celebrate this landmark occasion!

Celebrate in style! So this is exactly how we plan to mark the 100 year anniversary of the opening of Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 24 August.

Longstock PARK To help celebrate and support the centenary of Theatre Royal Winchester, Longstock Park Water Garden (part of the Leckford Estate owned by the John Lewis Partnership) will be open on Sunday 21 September 2014.

‘The finest water garden in the world’ International Water Lily Society

Advance tickets are available from the Theatre Royal Winchester box office. Tickets can be bought on the day and are available at Longstock Park Water Garden gates. Access to the garden is granted by kind permission of the John Lewis Partnership. For further information on Longstock Park Water Garden please go to www.longstockpark.co.uk Visiting times: Sunday 21 September 2014, 2.00pm - 5.00pm Admission - Adults £6.00 Children (5-14) £2.00 Under 5s free

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wwi drama

comedy/drama

Kindly sponsored by D AWAR ING WINN

Pre-show lecture Saturday 26 April 6.00pm. FREE but please reserve a place when booking your tickets as places are limited. This show is a moving, often hilarious tale about one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers. From humble beginnings in Music Hall to 28 million viewers on Christmas Day, it’s the heartwarming, tear-jerking, laughterinducing story of the man what brought us the sunshine. What do you think of it so far? Brilliant! This unmissable brand new production of Tim Whitnall’s Olivier Award-winning play, stars the Olivier-nominated Bob Golding as comedy icon, Eric Morecambe.

A mesmerising story of love and courage, based on the world famous novel by Sebastian Faulks.

‘...will bring sunshine into the lives of all who see it.’ ***** Daily Telegraph ‘Wonderful. Exceptional. Incredibly emotional. Hilarious.’ ***** The Times

Tickets £17.00* Concessions £15.50 Friends £15.00 Schools/Groups £12.00 Ovation and Lifetime members – Two full tickets for the price of one

Friday 25 April 7.30pm Saturday 26 April 8.00pm

“It left me choked up and blinking back the tears at the end.” The Daily Telegraph Pre-show lecture Wednesday 30 April 6.00pm. FREE but please reserve a place when booking your tickets. Post-show discussion Wednesday 30 April after 1.30pm matinée. Tickets £21.00* Concessions £18.50 Friends £18.00 Matinée £16.00 Schools/Groups £12.00 Friends opening night offer Two full tickets for the price of one

Marking the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, Birdsong is the hit, critically acclaimed stage show. In pre-war France, a young Englishman Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire that turns their world upside down.

As the war breaks out over the idyll of his former life, Stephen must lead his men through the carnage of the Battle of the Somme and through the sprawling tunnels that lie deep underground. Faced with the unprecedented horror of the war, Stephen clings to the memory of Isabelle as his world explodes around him.

Monday 28 April – Thursday 1 May 7.30pm Matinée (Wednesday) 1.30pm Friday 2 May – Saturday 3 May 8.00pm Matinée (Saturday) 2.30pm

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opera

HMS PINAFORE

“It looks superb, sounds divine and ends happily. Who could ask for more?” **** The Evening Standard

Director - Sasha Regan One of the most popular Gilbert & Sullivan operas, this all male production deals with the age old conundrum of love between social classes. Pinafore has infectious tunes and a beautifully constructed libretto, a perfect match for the cast’s inimitable style, inventiveness and fun.

“Delightful from the outset, a joyous, inventive, lively affair” Time Out Sydney “A swashbuckling tour de force of sheer entertainment” Canberra Times Post-show discussion Thursday 8 May after 1.30pm matinée.

Tickets £21.00* Concessions £19.50 Friends £19.00 Schools/Groups £12.00 Friends opening night offer – Two full tickets for the price of one

The approximate running time is 2 hours including an interval. Age Recommendation: 8+ For more information visit www.regandewynter.com

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Monday 5 – Thursday 8 May 7.30pm Matinée (Thursday) 1.30pm Friday 9 – Saturday 10 May 8.00pm Matinée (Saturday) 2.30pm

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community musical

drama

Winchester Musicals and Opera Society presents

Marianne Sharp presents

Nora and I Have you ever wanted to walk out of your life? Responding to Ibsen’s iconic character from A Doll’s House, Nora and I explores the relationship between acting and autobiography as triggered by Nora’s story. At the end of Ibsen’s play, Nora controversially leaves the stage and her family to face an unknown future. Nora and I examines the spaces between playing a role and expressions of identity by the actress playing Nora and contemporary women of different generations. Referencing the play, its wildly varied production-history and the voices of local women, Marianne Sharp’s production opens a new door on Ibsen’s classic.

Tickets £14.50* Concessions £13.50 Opening night offer: 2 tickets for £24.00 Group bookings: £12.00 for groups of over 15 Matinée: all tickets £12.00 (under 16s £7.00) High Society is a witty and romantic show, with some delightful characters who find themselves in a variety of situations: confusing, romantic, embarrassing, shocking and absurd; all happening within a setting that is sophisticated and class-aware. The show is full of humour: gentle, boisterous, saucy, slapstick and silly! Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Arthur Kopit. Additional Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead. Based on the play “The Philadelphia Story” by Phillip Barry. Also based on the Turner Entertainment Co. motion picture “High Society”. Original Broadway Production Produced By: Lauren Mitchell & Robert Gailus Hal Luftig & Richard Samson. Dodger Endemmol Theatricals In association with Bill Haber. Originally Produced by American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, CA. Carey Perloff, Artistic Director. Heather Kitchen, Managing Director. By arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York.

Tuesday 13 to Saturday 17 May 7.30pm Matinée (Saturday) 2.30pm

Research and development for Nora and I was supported by Arts Council England through National Lottery, Theatre Royal Winchester and the University of Winchester. Post-show Q&A Hosted by Dr Helen Grime. All welcome. Tickets £15.00* Concessions £13.50 Friends £13.00 Schools/Groups £10.00

www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk | box office: 01962 840 440

Monday 19 May 7.30pm 7


comedy/music

children’s

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Photo © Benjamin Ealovega

My Life Story in words and music

In Suggs: My Life Story the Madness frontman takes to the stage in a hilarious, yet moving, one man tour de force playing to rave reviews. The death of Suggs’ beloved cat on his fiftieth birthday triggers a personal quest to discover what happened to the father he never knew. Stunned by what he learns, Suggs is taken back to his childhood on the tough streets of 1970s Soho and his first appearance on Top Of The Pops at the age of eighteen... Is it a play? Is it stand-up comedy? Is it Music Hall? Whatever it is, hold on to your seats as Suggs goes on to stumble and plummet through the trap door of failure. Then trampoline back up, to catch the passing trapeze of show business success! With musical accompaniment and uncalled for interjection from Deano his loyal manservant-cum-pianist. www.suggslive.com

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“The charisma of an accomplished actor, the timing of a veteran standup” Mark Lawson, The Guardian “It is impossible not to be charmed by this one man show” ****Jessica Hayes, Time Out “Funny and moving Suggs has made his life story into a great night out” Simon Price, Sunday Independent “Very funny, and delivered with a sense of timing and phrasing that many common-or-garden comics could learn much from” **** Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph

Tickets £27.50* Concessions £26.00 Friends £25.50

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I’ve just turned 50, the kids have left home, and my cat just died...

Science Museum Live presents The Energy Show: explosive family theatre for curious minds. Methane bubbles are set alight to make fireballs, hydrogen balloons explode and rockets are fired into the audience. Stand back and cover your ears – theatre just got dangerously exciting! Two futuristic science students race against time to prove their knowledge of energy. With help from the incredible virtual lab-assistant, i-nstein, and a steampunk workshop full of gadgets and chemicals, they explore, experiment and explode anything and everything they can find, live on stage. Produced by the world famous Science Museum in London, this show is suitable for everyone aged 7+. sciencemuseum.org.uk/energyshow #energyshow

Running times: Mid-week matinées / schools shows: 75 minutes (no interval) Evening shows / weekend matinées: 90 minutes (plus interval) “Fast, furious and dangerously exciting!” Wanstead & Woodford Guardian “Loads of explosive experiments, fun facts and big bangs.” Family Travel Times blog

Tickets £16.00* Concessions £13.00 Family £48.00 Schools/Groups £10.00

Wednesday 21 – Thursday 22 May 7.00pm Matinée (Thursday) 11.00am

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One night, four comics and a multitude of laughs! Presented by Winchester Comedy Festival

Romesh Ranganathan

Harriet Kemsley

Sean McLoughlin

Elis James

**** The Sunday Times “Exceptionally high hit rate... so accomplished” **** Scotsman

“A very funny new stand up” Time Out

“This guy is an exciting talent… as comedians with stupid hair go he is one of the best” Scotsman

“A complete joy” The List “An intensely likeable performer... you’ll be rooting for him throughout his various misadventures” Guardian

Fosters Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2013.

The quirky stand up comedian, blends her innocent edge with razor sharp gags.

As seen on ‘Mock The Week’, ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’ and ‘The Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live’.

www.harrietkemsley.com @harrietkemsley

His effortless and hilarious delivery makes Sean one of the hottest stand-up comedians around.

The most exciting face of new comedy, whose natural performance is hilariously witty and warm.

www.seanmcloughlincomedy.wordpress.com @seanmcloughling

www.elisjames.com @elisjames

www.romeshranganathan.com @RomeshRanga

Friday 23 May 8.00pm

Tickets £16.00*

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Young Theatre Royal

YTR runs 22 different youth theatre companies for ages 7-17 and has over 300 members with its focus on enjoyment and performing. Each company has its own flavour and style.

Our House The Madness MusicaL

Tickets £10.00*

Johnny

and the Dead Written by Terry Pratchett. Adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs. Performed by Acting Up, a Young Theatre Royal company. Johnny Maxwell can see the dead. He can talk to them, too – much to his friends’ amazement. So when the news breaks that the local council plans to sell the cemetery to a property developer, Johnny learns that there are some things in life (and death) that are worth fighting for...

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By Tim Firth. Music and Lyrics by Madness. Orchestrations by Steve Sidwell. Musical Supervisor, Vocal Arrangements and Additional Material by Phil Bateman. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited

Winner of the 2003 Olivier Award for Best Musical, this witty and engaging fable is about the importance of family and community. The story centres around Joe Casey, a lovable rogue, whose tale literally splits into two when he is presented with a life-changing decision on his 16th birthday...run from the scene of a crime, or stay and own up. The two worlds constantly overlap, each depicting the outcome of either option Joe could have made, until they collide into one last climactic choice. Performed by Spicy Penguin and Acting for Stage, Young Theatre Royal companies.

Thursday 29 May 7.30pm

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community dance For more information, give Ryan a call on 01962 844 600 ext 208 or email ryan.jones@theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

PETER PAN Presented by Integr8 Dance

Tickets £10.00* Concessions £8.00

The Amazing

Late one night, after being told by her father to grow up and stop telling stories, an upset Wendy is asleep in bed. She is suddenly awoken by a loud commotion and looks up to see Peter Pan wrestling with his shadow.

Maurice

Peter Pan promises Wendy she will never have to grow up and with a sprinkle of fairy dust from Tinkerbell they fly off to Neverland.

Written by Terry Pratchett. Adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs. Performed by Acting Out, a Young Theatre Royal company.

Integr8 Dance School put a modern twist on this well-loved children’s story with performers aged from 4 to 18 years old. Using street dance styles including popping, locking, house, hiphop and breaking, we will take you on a magical journey to the second star on the right and straight on ‘til morning!

Travelling through tales of kidnap, jealousy and love, Wendy must choose between the adventures of Neverland or returning home to her family.

and his Educated Rodents

community dance

Tangoed Up Tickets £10.00*

An Argentinian Tango Show

Maurice is no ordinary cat. He’s amazing. He can think, he can talk...and he has a scam going. And all he needs to pull it off is an army of intelligent rats and one stupid-looking kid. But when his gang enter Bat Blintz, the town they have decided to con next, they soon realise that all is not as it should be – and decide to investigate. Three squads of rats spread out under the town, their mission to dismantle traps, bury poison, do some serious widdling, and to find out exactly what those resident rat-catchers are up to...

Tuesday 27 May 7.30pm

Friday 30 and Saturday 31 May 7.00pm Flavio de Brito is choreographing and producing his 9th annual tango show. Featuring an international cast of both professional and amateur dancers, this unique production gives its members the chance to experience the excitement of learning choreographies and performing to a live audience in theatres across the South of England. This dynamic and passionate show breaks out of the confines of the Ballroom and takes Tango back to its Buenos Aires roots showing both the traditional origins and the stylish modern revival of the Argentinian Tango.

Tickets £14.00* Concessions £12.50 Friends £12.00

Come and experience this glamorous and seductive dance and journey through its numerous aspects and moods, from timeless tradition through to the contemporary high energy beat of the Tango Nuevo with a hint of Tango history and humour.

The ‘Escuela de Tango Argentino’ is thrilled to perform their show at the Theatre Royal Winchester.

www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk | box office: 01962 840 440

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drama

As You Like It

By William Shakespeare. Directed by Andrew Hilton. Presented by Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory.

Both funny and moving, and enjoying some of his finest lyrics and most flamboyant characters, this is Shakespeare’s greatest exploration of the meaning of love, its madness and transcendence. Expelled from the city, Rosalind and Orlando – the one fleeing a tyrannous uncle, the other a murderous brother – rediscover each other in the Forest of Arden. But what awaits them in that Arcadian wilderness? Will they find true love, or just lose themselves? Are they merely players in a pastoral fantasy, or do they have a real and rare opportunity – to explore the reality of their feelings free from all the normal constrictions of courtly convention and parental oversight? Following its huge success with Two Gentlemen of Verona last year, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol’s internationally-renowned ensemble company, returns to Theatre Royal Winchester with one of theatre’s most celebrated comedies. Suitable for all ages.

Post-show discussion Thursday 5 June after 1.30pm matinée.

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Critics on last season’s Two Gentlemen of Verona: “it takes a company of real talent to put on such a brilliant production … a delight from its opening exchanges to its final gesture … I urge you to go” ***** What’s On Stage “an unblinking portrait of love’s madness” **** The Independent “a sparkling production from a richly talented company” Southern Daily Echo Tickets £23.00* Concessions £20.50 Friends £20.00 Matinée £17.00 Schools/Groups £12.00 Friends opening night offer – Two full tickets for the price of one

Tuesday 3 – Thursday 5 June Matinée (Thursday) Friday 6 – Saturday 7 June Matinée (Saturday) Online: £1 fee per ticket In Person: Debit card 50p per transaction | Credit card £2 per transaction | Cash no charge By Telephone: Debit card 50p per transaction | Credit card £2 per transaction | Delivery by post 60p

7.30pm 1.30pm 8.00pm 2.30pm


opera

comedy

Olivier award-winning OperaUpClose presents Donizetti’s

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management proudly presents

Jason Manford First World Problems Tickets £23.50* Jason is back with a wealth of comedy anecdotes, comic misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with his trademark likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit. Jason said: “Some of you might think I’ve had a career change what with all the opera and musical theatre I’ve been doing lately. Not a chance, I’m excited to be getting back to what I really love the most – stand up!” “He’s blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can’t manufacture.” **** Daily Telegraph

L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love) In a new English version by Thomas Eccleshare. Directed by Valentina Ceschi ****Evening Standard **** The Telegraph **** Time Out Tickets £20.00* Concessions £18.50 Friends £18.00 Schools/Groups £13.00 Ovation and Lifetime members – Two full tickets for the price of one

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A perfect summer treat! Donizetti’s warm-hearted opera fizzes with wit, great tunes and keen-eyed dissection of the way love can confound even the cleverest of us.

Director Valentina Ceschi sets The Elixir of Love at a glamorous 1950s Hollywood garden party, with a new English libretto by Verity Bargate award-winner Thomas Eccleshare.

“Manford retains an affably jovial demeanour that makes him warmly enjoyable company.” Chortle

Adina is the hottest star in Hollywood - and Nemorino adores her. When an ambitious army officer makes a very public proposal to Adina, Nemorino is in despair, until Dulcamara, the smoothtalking stylist, comes to his rescue with a remedy which he promises will win Adina once and for all.

Monday 9 – Tuesday 10 June 8.00pm

Wednesday 11 – Thursday 12 June 7.30pm

“Effortlessly entertaining.” **** Evening Standard

www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk | box office: 01962 840 440

With an orchestration by conductor John Gibbons, and live piano, viola and saxophone accompaniment. OperaUpClose returns to Theatre Royal Winchester following the success of Olivier award-winning La Boheme, The Barber of Seville and Tosca.

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live music

children’s theatre

Cara Dillon

“It’s impossible not to be held spellbound... an artist this good deserves to be savoured.” BBC   Born in Dungiven in 1975, surrounded and infused with the rich cultural heritage of her native County Derry, Cara has risen to become one of the finest exponents of traditional Irish song anywhere in the world. Possessing a rare and unique voice that has been lauded since her very beginnings winning the All Ireland singing trophy aged only 14. Together with her husband and musical partner, Sam Lakeman, she has successfully steered an eclectic musical path defying the typical pigeonholes that hinder most artists in her genre. Celebrated for entwining traditional and contemporary elements she has earned both commercial success and astonishing critical acclaim. Tickets £21.00 Concessions £19.50 Friends £19.00

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The nursery roof is leaking and Peppa and her friends need to fix it quickly. They set up a fete to raise the money for Mr Bull to do the repairs. There’s plenty of fun to be had as Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig, as well as Danny Dog, Pedro Pony and Suzy Sheep put up bunting, run stalls and organise a great day out. There’s also a Champion Puddle Jumping competition judged by Mr Potato where everyone gets wet and Peppa needs to find her Golden Boots. Another all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles is guaranteed for all the family. Peppa Pig returns live on stage with puppets and brilliant sing-a-long songs from BAFTA award-winning composer Mani Svavarsson. www.peppapiglive.com Peppa Pig © Astley Baker Davies Ltd / eOne Entertainment Ltd 2003.

Kindly sponsored by

Tickets £15.50* Concessions £13.50 Family £54.00 Schools/Groups £14.00

Wednesday 18 – Thursday 19 June 10.00am, 1.00pm and 4.00pm

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community dance

drama

Tales from the Arabian Nights

community performance

Tickets £15.00* Concessions £11.00 Friends £9.50 Schools/Groups £9.50

Celebration of Youth Gala Performance

In an evening of romantic aspiration, suspense, comedy and beauty, the award-winning Blue Apple Theatre enact some of some of the greatest and most exotic stories in the world.

Integr8 Dance off 2014 Young performers from the Winchester district take to the stage in Integr8’s third annual dance off. Covering all styles from locking to popping and house to breaking, talented young people and children come together to share their talents. Featuring groups from local schools as well as our street dance academies, this is a great community show, giving children and young people in the south Tickets £10.00* the chance to show what Concessions £8.00 they can do.

Friday 20 and Saturday 21 June 7.00pm Sunday 22 June 5.00pm

First collected in the Islamic Golden Age of the 8th – 12th centuries, Tales from the Arabian Nights have amused and inspired people across the world and across the centuries. From Chaucer to Rushdie the tales have been re-invented and re-told and now Blue Apple Theatre present their own re-telling in an adaptation of Dominic Cooke’s version first written for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Choreography by Jo Harris. Direction by Peter Clerke Presented by Blue Apple Theatre

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Blue Apple Theatre is a highly ambitious theatre company which brings all the benefits of taking part in theatre to performers who have learning disabilities and enables them to present high quality productions to the widest possible audience in a variety of large and small scale productions, touring theatre and film. www.blueappletheatre.com @BlueApplePlays

Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 June 7.30pm

Tickets £10.00* Concessions £7.00 Under 16s £5.00 Every three years Winchester Rotary stages a Celebration of Youth gala performance from talented local schools and theatrical groups including: Winchester College, St. Swithun’s School, Peter Symonds College, Henry Beaufort School, Kings’ School, The Westgate School, The Pilgrims’ School, Twyford School, Osborne School, Blue Apple Theatre and The Florian School of Dance. This will be the fifth gala performance. All proceeds from this event, as in the past, will be donated to local charities, which help young people in our neighbourhood. Compered by young magician Ben Hart, member of the Magic Circle and Edinburgh Festival fame.

Sunday 29 June 7.30pm

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children’s theatre

live music

BIG WOODEN HORSE & NICK BROOKE LIMITED proudly presents the WORLD PREMIERE of

Tickets £13.50* Schools/Groups £11.00

WINNALL ROCK SCHOOL

Based on the book by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort Adapted & directed by Adam Bampton-Smith

(For Groups, the 11th ticket is free)

Tickets £3.00* (accompanied under 18s free) Winnall Rock School returns to the Theatre Royal to celebrate 10 fabulous years.

Aliens Love Underpants © Claire Freedman and Ben Cort 2007

This year’s summer show is the culmination of a year’s work and is brimming with energy and excitement. Young performers will be picking up their instruments and the mic to show the very best of their songwriting and performing skills.

Aliens love underpants Of every shape and size But there are no underpants in space So here’s a big surprise!

This zany and hilarious tale based on the best-selling children’s book is wonderfully brought to life on stage for the very first time. With stunning effects, madcap action, original music (and lots of aliens of course!) this fantastically fresh and funny production will delight the whole family. You’ll laugh your PANTS off! Running time: 50mins no interval

“This fantastic rhyming story is simply pantastic!” British Book Awards

Age recommendation: Families with children 3 and up www.aliensloveunderpants.com

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The rock school has gone from strength to strength over the last decade, welcoming many new members and helping them to make amazing progress with their music and songwriting. For some, it is a dream come true to put their passion for music into practice and take to the professional stage in front of a live audience. So don’t miss these stars in the making! For enquiries regarding tutoring, donations or membership contact winnallrockschool.co.uk or visit www.winnallrockschool.org Tickets are available from the Theatre Royal box office or from the rock school sessions.

Thursday 10 July 7.30pm

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Winchester Festival takes place in venues across the city from Friday 4 to Sunday 13 July. Visit us at www.winchesterfestival.co.uk to see the concerts, authors, drama and visual arts on offer for 2014.

Benjamin Grosvenor

Piano recital Ten years ago, at the age of 12, Benjamin Grosvenor was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year. Since then he has won Classical Brits and Gramophone Awards, released CDs to great critical acclaim and had many live television appearances. For this recital he brings a varied programme from the 19th and 20th Centuries, blending dazzling showpieces with a few rarities.

Tickets £20.00/£18.00*

Jacqui Dankworth and her Band One the country’s most highly regarded and imaginative vocalists, Jacqui Dankworth’s concerts showcase her virtuosic and effortless mastery of a wide spectrum of genres. Known primarily as a jazz singer, she also draws on folk, soul and blues influences; for this concert, she will be joined by an impressive line-up of musicians for an evening to remember. “probably the most flexible and expressive voice of her generation …” The Observer “a subtle control of dynamics and a voluptuous tonal richness ….” The Guardian

Monday 7 July 8.00pm

Friday 11 July 8.00pm

David Starkey

An Odyssey of Love

The Tudors And Us

Tickets £14.00*

Known for his forthright views, David Starkey is a uniquely abrasive debater on Radio 4’s Moral Maze, a controversial contributor to Question Time and the creator and presenter of historical television series about Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, the Churchills and Music and the Monarchy. There are few more stimulating thinkers, and few who understand better the way the most powerful have thought throughout our history.

Constitutional historian David Starkey talks about the Tudors, the period he describes as “The most glorious soap opera, with the whole future of countries turning on what these huge personalities felt like when they got out of bed in the morning.”

Saturday 12 July 5.30pm

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Narrated by Harriet Walter and Henry Goodman with Lucy Parham on the piano

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Franz Liszt was the greatest keyboard virtuoso of his time; he was also a prolific composer, whose output ranged from hundreds of piano pieces to symphonies, tone poems and oratorios. Taken largely from his prolific and colourful letters, and interspersed with some of his most expressive piano music, Odyssey of Love is a portrait of his relationship with the two most important women in his life: the aristocratic freethinking rebel and mother of his three children, Marie d’Agoult and the bizarre cigarsmoking intellectual Princess Carolyne von Sayn Wittgenstein.

Sunday 13 July 7.00pm www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk | box office: 01962 840 440

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musical

AVENUE Q

Tickets £26.00* Concessions £23.50 Friends £23.00 Schools/Groups £16.00

Avenue Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the story of a recent college graduate named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q.

Theatre Company revives this critically acclaimed musical.

There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the internet sexpert), Lucy the Slut and other colourful types who help Princeton finally discover his true purpose in life!

Directed and choreographed by Cressida Carré and designed by Richard Evans, this production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd, on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.

From the producers of Seussical (West End), Spring Awakening (Debut UK Tour) and Lord of the Flies (UK Tour) Sell a Door

Age recommendation: 14+ www.selladoor.com @sell_a_door

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community musical

community dance

RicNic Hampshire presents

We are off on a whirlwind race around New York at the turn of the twentieth century, as we follow the adventures of America’s most beloved matchmaker!

“And what do you do for a living, Mrs Levi?” asks Ambrose Kemper. “Some people paint, some sew… I meddle,” replies Dolly.

Adapted from a farce by Thornton Wilder, this wonderful musical tells the story of Dolly Levi who, whilst attempting to find a match for rich store owner Horace Vandergelder, realises she may in fact be the one - so sets about seeing to it that she is!

Hello, Dolly

Wessex Dance Academy

This show promises to be a superb night out for the whole family. Great musical numbers such as Put On Your Sunday Clothes, It Only Takes A Moment and the hit title song Hello, Dolly! will keep you humming for weeks! Book by Michael Stewart Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman. Original production directed and choreographed by Gower Champion. Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick & Champion-Five, Inc. An amateur production presented by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York. Wessex Dance Academy’s Graduation performance celebrates the culmination of 12 weeks’ hard work from their latest company of young dancers. The performance also features an exciting new piece of work by the Wessex girls: Wessex boys. Running time is approximately 1 hour and there will be a chance to meet the young performers at the end of the evening. Please reserve your ticket by calling the Theatre Royal box office on 01962 840 440. Tickets are free of charge but a suggested donation of £3.00 is welcome.

Tuesday 15 July 7.00pm

RicNic is a genuine youth theatre company - a unique social enterprise where young people aged 16-21 really do get to run the show.

Tickets £14.00* Concessions £10.00 Friends £11.50

The RicNic Trust is a registered charity, number1138573 and a member of the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services.

Wednesday 27 – Saturday 30 August 7.30pm www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk | box office: 01962 840 440

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Hat Fair 2014 The art of the unexpected This year Hat Fair, the UK’s longest running street festival, celebrates its 40th anniversary on the streets of Winchester.

Without Walls

Small Wonders

big experiences for little people

Come and celebrate with the whole city as the streets of Winchester come alive, for three days, with over 40 international companies, performers, hatters, dancers, visual artists and musicians.

Hat Fair, in association with Theatre Royal Winchester and Winchester Discovery Centre is proud, once again, to present Small Wonders, a specially designed area of performances and activities for pre-school children and their families.

There will be events across the city centre entertaining the crowds with unexpected delights around every corner. You will laugh, gasp and be utterly amazed at the sights and sounds that surround you. And, of course, don’t forget to put some money in the hat! There will be a playground for all ages in Cathedral Outer Close, dancing at The Great Hall, family fun in Abbey Gardens, music on the Broadway, the Family Picnic at Oram’s Arbour and of course hatting pitches throughout the city. We make Hat Fair happen with support from a number of different people including:

Come along to the piazza outside the Discovery Centre on Jewry Street to discover a summer garden with green grass and deckchairs, and some delightful Small Wonders. For more information visit www.smallwondersoutdoors.com

Without Walls is a consortium of the UK’s most strategically significant outdoor arts festivals, including the Hat Fair. Without Walls breaks new ground in the development and creation of outdoor arts in the UK, nurturing talent and skills by producing new work through commissions and co-productions. 2014 Without Walls shows are brought to you by: Ramshacklicious, Tiata Fahodzi, Nuno Silva, Marc Brew and Acrojou. For more information visit www.withoutwalls.uk.com

As part of Hat Fair weekend, don’t miss the exciting performances that form part of La Fete Franglais; an Anglo-French event developed in partnership with ZEPA 2, a European network supported by the Interreg IVa programme. For more information visit www.zepa2.eu

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Hat Fair 2014 The art of the unexpected Hat Fair Out there

The People’s Stage & The People’s Pitch

Put your Money in the hat

Want to showcase your performance talents? Why not take part? Applications are now open. Check out www.hatfair.co.uk for information on how to apply.

This year, you can also experience Hat Fair outside the city: Hat Fair Out There is a sister project of Hat Fair which enables us to bring the festival to the wider communities of Hampshire. This year, we will be collaborating with French street theatre artists Les Cubitenistes to create interactive art installations in various public locations.

Day of Dance Saturday 5 July, Law Courts and Great Hall Day of Dance is a celebration of everything dance! Come along and take part in free dance workshops or watch live performance from Tango to Hip Hop, Classical to Contemporary.

Hat Fair is a year round operation that relies on public funding to make it happen. Funding for international artists covers 75% of performances and the rest comes from you! So please put money in the hats of our performers to help us to continue to attract the very best street performers from around the world. It is becoming harder and harder to find funds to run this amazing festival. So please give generously!

Combining performance, art and photography, Les Cubitenistes will create real-life pieces of art made by you, our lovely audiences. A selection will be exhibited during Hat Fair.

Volunteers Want to help out and have the best fun ever?

You can also donate now via our website

The grand finale of the project will take place on Sunday 6 July at Oram’s Arbour, with a large scale photographic performance led by Les Cubitenistes, to celebrate Hat Fair’s 40th anniversary.

We welcome everyone aged 18+, no previous experience is necessary. You can find more information about how to get involved on our website: www.hatfair.co.uk

Make sure you keep up to date with all the latest information on artists, venues and timings by visiting the Hat Fair website www.hatfair.co.uk or download the Hat Fair App.

All money donated will go directly to artists or the running costs for the festival in 2015.

Friday 4 – Sunday 6 July All around the City of Winchester www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk | box office: 01962 840 440

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STUDIO Productions at Winchester Discovery Centre The Occasional Cabaret presents

The Taking of Zena Charbonne D AWAR ING WINN

“A force in the folk revival” Neil Spencer – The Observer “The most original duo on the British folk scene” Robin Denslow – The Guardian “Simply brilliant” The Sunday Express

Tickets £16.00* Concessions £14.50 Friends £13.50 Schools/Groups £11.00

When Zena, the wife of Environment Minister Sir Michael Charbonne, is bundled into the boot of a car, her life, as she knows it, is obliterated.

Offered the choice between the dangerous new, or the safe old, Zena is trapped between two worlds. But, who, ultimately, is calling the shots? And what, really, is real?

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A blistering mix of performance, video and live music.  

“entertaining, challenging and surprising.” ****The Herald

Stu Hanna (Vocals, Octave Mandola, Banjo, Guitar) and Debbie Hanna (Vocals, Accordion, Whistle) are the husband and wife duo Megson. Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the 2011 Spiral Earth Awards they draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a unique brand of folk music. Their infectious sound is a mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars and mandolas. As Froots Magazine puts it “if you don’t like the music here then you have a problem.”

Tickets £12.00*

Sunday 29 June 8.00pm

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AGES

2+

Dogs Don’t Do Ballet Biff is not like ordinary dogs. He likes moonlight. And music. And walking on his tiptoes.

Sunday 27 April 11.30am and 2.00pm AGES to

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You see, Biff doesn’t think he’s a dog, Biff thinks he’s a ballerina…

Dotty the Dragon You can’t help but fall in love with Dotty the baby dragon...

Sunday 18 May 11.00am and 1.30pm AGES

4+

Sunday 22 June 11.30am

She lives at the top of a mountain with her grumpy dad, Mr Dragon. In the village

Fabulous Sunday events for children, families and young people in collaboration with Theatre Royal Winchester and the Winchester Discovery Centre.

The sublime and the ridiculous combine in this hilarious story of a small dog brought to life using beautiful puppets, well-loved ballet music and dazzling comedy.

Tickets £6.00/£5.00* or four for £20.00

below, everyone fears for their lives, for dragons eat children! Or so they believe. But Dotty would never eat children! Not ever... After all, everyone loves surprises - don’t they? Tickets £6.00* or four for £20.00

PinocChio

AGES

4+

Sunday 11 May 11.30am

Can you help a friendly scientist and his time machine get them back for him? This fun-filled tale brings

to life all the best loved characters from the nursery rhyme along with a magical medley of games, giggles and sing along songs. Tickets £6.00* or four for £20.00

Now, if only his nose would just stay still…

- Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs

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Sunday 8 June 11.30am and 2.00pm Tickets £6.00*

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Sunday 29 June 2.00pm

Live music, puppetry, physical storytelling and longer and longer noses make a magical combination for children and their families. Tickets £6.00* or four for £20.00

Teddy Time Stories

Old Macdonald Had a Farm ... E-I-E-I-O. But Old MacDonald’s animals have gone missing!

Follow Pinocchio and his grasshopper friend as they set out on an adventure – to find some fun!

It’s bedtime for Lily and she knows that bedtime is never fun without a story. Her teddy bears think so too. They love

to hear stories told from her magic storybook and then join in the fun of bringing the stories to life! Bring your own teddy bear and join in with the storytelling as Lily transforms her bedtime to Teddy Time. Tickets £6.00* or four for £20.00

Family Folk Show with Megson Organic, authentic and fun folk concerts for big and little music connoisseurs Award-winning folk duo Megson blend their infectious mix of heavenly vocals and

To book your tickets for Winchester Discovery Centre events please call 01962 873 603 or visit www.hants.gov.uk/wdc www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk | box office: 01962 840 440 or for Theatre Royal Winchester events please call 01962 840 440 or visit www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

lush harmonies into a gentle, entertaining concert especially for pre-school children, featuring children’s folk songs old and new.

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Coming in Autumn 2014...

Park

Not about

Heroes

Not About Heroes is the unforgettable story of two of the finest ‘Great War’ poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, their friendship, their inter-dependency, their poetry. Through the letters and poems of these two men, Stephen MacDonald’s acclaimed play paints a vivid and moving picture of their friendship and the conflict that brought them together.

Contemporary dance presented by Jasmin Vardimon Company Park is an urban oasis, a place of refuge from ordinary life where eight characters play, fight, fall in love and learn to survive. In this playground of relationships, young lovers wrestle naked in a historic fountain, a graffiti artist sprays his story, a busker finds his only appreciative audience in a bag lady and a flagwaving bully rants worn out political beliefs. Their stories intertwine creating a modern day fairy tale that is alternately sharp, funny and cruel.

Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 September

Private Peaceful

Tuesday 21 October Christmas pantomime 2014

Sleeping Beauty

Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn.

What better pantomime to present in the theatre’s centenary year than the tale of a young princess who falls into a deep sleep for 100 years?

During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line.

Step into a world of make-believe and magic as the Theatre Royal presents another blockbusting pantomime full of live music, original songs and loads of audience participation.

Wednesday 22 to Thursday 23 October

Tuesday 9 December 2014 to Sunday 4 January 2015

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TICKET AGENCY We are also selling tickets for... Sunday 20 July 2.30pm and 7.00pm

The Pantaloons’ History of Britain Avington Park Tickets £12.50* Children under 16 £8.00 Family of four £35.00

Theatres are at the heart of our communities. Let’s shout about how much that matters. As a theatre goer, your support is invaluable to us. When our Councillors are taking tough decisions about how to spend our taxes, they need to know how much we value our local theatre’s work and role in the community. To pass this message on to our local funders, including the County and City councils, a nation-wide campaign called ‘My Theatre Matters’ has been set up.

Theatre Royal Winchester provides a box office and ticket agency service for many organisations wishing to sell tickets for their own events. In the past we have sold tickets for church concerts, weekend festivals, school performances and open air theatre. If you would like us to sell tickets for your event, please contact kate.raines@theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk or call 01962 844600 ext. 203 and we will be happy to discuss how we can meet your needs.

Theatre Royal Winchester has joined this campaign and we are asking you to support it along with us. The aim is to register to our councils that a vibrant arts scene:

• Makes Winchester and the

surrounding area a better place to live

• Contributes to the value and desirability of living here

Let’s tell them my theatre matters! Add your voice to the UK-wide campaign It takes just minutes to register that YOUR THEATRE MATTERS.

• Creates jobs and income and

contributes to the local economy

• Contributes to a safer and more

Please register your support in one of the following ways:

• Is important to our children in their

Sign up on-line at the campaign’s website www.mytheatrematters.com

accessible night-life, open to the wider community education and for their enjoyment. We have a rich culture in our country, established over centuries. For school children to experience that culture is an invaluable part of their growing up into citizens.

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Visit the blog on Theatre Royal’s website www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk Connect to the campaign via Twitter: @theatre_matters

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SUMMER SCHOOLS

To book, please call the box office on 01962 840 440

Musical Mash Up

Where it goes, nobody knows...

If you like musicals you’ll love this one. Come with us on a week long journey as we create an entirely new musical...from scratch.

Ages 8-11 and Ages 12-16

£100.00*

A Pile of Rubbish Ages 8-11 and Ages 12-16

£100.00*

Working together, we’ll decide on the songs, make up the story and all (hopefully) before our time runs out!

At the end of the week, you’ll perform to an invited audience on the Theatre Royal stage complete with lights, music and a couple of surprises thrown in for good measure.

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Time to crank up your creative minds. The week starts with a pile of rubbish... literally. How it goes from there is totally down to your ideas and imagination. Using a variety of (completely clean) bits of scrap, we’ll see what we can use to create a full scale performance at the end of the week.

Where it goes, nobody knows... ...all that’s certain, is that it’ll start with a pile of rubbish.

Monday 4 - Friday 8 August 10.00am-5.00pm Performance on Friday 8 August at 5.00pm

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Exhibitions Happy birthday Theatre Royal Winchester!

City Space - at Winchester Discovery Centre

Putting On a Show This year Theatre Royal Winchester celebrates its centenary and to mark this momentous event City Space is joining in the party with an exhibition that takes visitors behind the theatrical scenes.

Hat Fair Schools’ Parade Exhibition

From its opening in August 1914, the theatre survived two world wars and won support from its local community to overcome threats of closure during its long history. The Grade II listed building’s lovingly restored interior makes it one of the most beautiful theatres in the country surviving in its original state.

500 local school children will be taking part in this year’s ‘Fiesta’ themed parade, to welcome in Hat Fair 2014. Our young artists will be creating a variety of colourful carnival willow sculptures, to parade through the streets of Winchester.

This exhibition presents landmarks in the theatre’s history and celebrates its important role in providing live entertainment in the 21st century for residents and visitors to the wonderful city of Winchester.

A selection of the artwork will be exhibited at the Theatre Royal for everyone to enjoy!

Sunday 1 – Monday 30 June

Wednesday 9 – Thursday 31 July

Experience the magic of theatre from props to makeup, special effects to costume design, curtain–up to curtain-call, there may even be the odd ghost waiting in the wings! This free family-friendly exhibition will have plenty of fun things to try on, colour in, touch and even smell. There will be a number of free tours of the theatre during the exhibition but places are limited so please phone 01962 873 610 or book at the City Space desk when you visit.

Saturday 12 July to Sunday 7 September

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This fascinating exhibition chronicles the theatre’s 100 year history, from its beginnings as the Market Hotel, through its days as a cinevariety theatre, to its current position at the cultural heart of the city.

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Terms and Conditions

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Reservations We are happy to hold reservations for up to three working days after which time the seats will be released for general sale. However reservations cannot be made one week or less before a show. Exchanges and Resales The exchange of tickets to a different performance of the same show is subject to a charge of £1.00 per ticket. If you are unable to attend a performance for which you have booked, the box office will try to re-sell your tickets, although the sale of any unsold seats must take priority. There is a service charge of £1.00 for each ticket resold. Exchanges and refunds are free of charge to Friends. We regret that refunds cannot be made. Concessions Reductions are usually available to students, under 16s, benefit claimants and senior citizens. Concessionary customers receive £2.00 discount on most tickets. Please present all relevant vouchers to the box office and request concessions at the time of booking, as discounts cannot be applied to tickets already purchased. Groups For groups of eight or more a 10% discount is available on most performances. Please call the box office to discuss booking for larger groups and we will do our utmost to help with any requests. Family Tickets On selected shows, family tickets are available at a reduced price for groups of four, of which at least one must be an adult and one a child. Restoration Levy A £1.00 restoration levy is added to each ticket sold in order to maintain our listed building, meet running costs and improve the services we offer. This is included in the published price.

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Schools and Colleges School ticket prices are listed in the brochure for selected performances. Where no schools price is shown the standard concessions apply. A maximum of one free teacher ticket for every eight tickets purchased is available on any school or college booking. Payment must be made four weeks prior to the performance. If reservations are cancelled or reduced in number less than four weeks prior to the performance/ event booked, a charge of 50% of the total value will be made. For packages including workshops, please discuss your requirements with our Participation & Learning Team on 01962 844600.

Data Protection When processing your booking the box office will ask for your name, address, telephone number and email. This information is required for administration purposes, for example, in the event of a show being cancelled, and also may be used to keep you informed of forthcoming events. We may pass your information to carefully selected arts organisations. Live Theatre Winchester Trust Limited is a registered charity (charity number 1077139) and we occasionally contact our audiences as part of our fundraising activities. Please let us know if you do not wish your details to be used.

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General Box Office Opening Times Monday to Friday 10.00am - 6.00pm Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm Interval Drinks Avoid queuing at the interval by ordering drinks in advance from one of our licensed bars. Please ask for plastic glasses if you wish to take your drinks into the auditorium. Latecomers Latecomers will be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

Access Hearing Impaired Theatre Royal Winchester has an induction loop system in the auditorium - please ask at the box office when booking. We offer sign interpreted performances for BSL whenever possible. Please contact the box office on 01962 840 440 for information. Lift Access There is lift access to all levels. Wheelchair Users We can accommodate wheelchair users in the stalls, and rows A and B can be removed to accommodate group bookings for disabled customers. According to the terms of our licence, wheelchair users must be accompanied during a performance. If you wish to bring a friend along, their ticket will be available at a 50% discount. Please call the box office to discuss booking for larger groups and we will do our utmost to help with any requests.

How to Find Us Assistance Dogs Assistance Dogs are welcome in all areas of the building. Please talk to box office staff about any special requirements when booking. No other animals are permitted beyond the entrance foyer. Special Requirements Individuals or groups with special requirements are asked to contact the box office in advance of their attendance so that our front of house staff can be prepared for your visit and offer every possible assistance.

By Train Theatre Royal Winchester is a short walk from Winchester station along City Road. Trains run directly from London Waterloo (55 mins), Basingstoke (20 mins) and Southampton (15 mins) and many other main line stations. For National Rail enquiries call 08457 484950.

Car Parking Parking in the city centre is free after 6.00pm. Traveling on the M3 from Southampton, take exit 11, travelling from London and Basingstoke, take exit 9 and follow signs to the city centre. For detailed car park information visit www.winchester.gov.uk/parking

By Coach Passengers may be dropped off outside the theatre. Parking for coaches is available at Worthy Lane. This coach park is pay and display.

Parking There is limited parking at Winchester Discovery Centre on Jewry Street. Use Tower Street for alternative parking. Toilet Facilities Adapted facilities are available on the ground floor in the atrium. Please Note The information contained in this brochure is correct at time of going to press. However Theatre Royal Winchester reserves the right to vary the advertised programme and facilities if deemed necessary and apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact the box office to confirm details. We endeavour to give warnings about the content of performances, notably strong language, adult content and noise. However, as many shows are in rehearsal when booked, full details are not always available.

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Theatre Royal Winchester Arts Angels and Arts Cherubs

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Protecting the cultural heritage of Winchester for future generations.

Our Angels and Cherubs pledge a regular gift to Theatre Royal Winchester enabling us to continue playing an active role in developing quality of life in this area, keep ticket prices affordable and the theatre accessible to all. Arts Cherubs pledge between £60 and £150 a year

See more theatre for less!

Arts Angels pledge at least £150 a year Donations can be left at the box office or for further information please go to www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk We would like to thank all our Angels and Cherubs for their generosity in supporting their local theatre. Special thanks to the following Angels:

Felix Bolger – Homelodge Buildings

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Graham Hill

Professor Christopher Turner

Brenda Johnson

Richard and Caroline York

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Become a Friend and enjoy: • Two for one ticket offers on the opening night of selected shows • Discounts on tickets for most shows • Advance notification of shows each season And more.... With up to 200 shows per year and a professional programme that encompasses drama, comedy, music, dance, children’s theatre and more, there is a wealth of choice for theatre lovers. For further information pick up a leaflet at the theatre or go to… www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk Annual membership costs from just £25 and is available to buy from the box office on 01962 840 440

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5-10 May HMS Pinafore

20 May Suggs: My Life Story in words and music

P.6 3-7 June As you like it

P.8 9-10 June Jason Manford: first World Problems

P.12 18-19 June Peppa Pig’s Big Splash

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In 2014 we mark one hundred years of live theatre in the city. Join us to celebrate this landmark occasion!

17-19 July Avenue Q

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Congratulations to Chelsea Reed of St Monica Junior School, Southampton for winning the competition to design our centenary logo - shown above.

April - August 2014

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Theatre Royal Winchester Summer 2014  

Take a look at what's on this Summer 2014 at the Theatre Royal Winchester.

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