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COLOSSEUM AUTUMN 2012

season highlights… THE RUSSIAN STATE BALLET OF SIBERIA CALENDAR GIRLS DAVID ESSEX COMEDY AL MURRAY DARA O BRIAIN MUSIC JOAN ARMATRADING LEVEL 42 JOOLS HOLLAND FAMILY HIGH SCHOOL ROCKS

and much, much more…


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SEASON HIGHLIGHTS… THE RUSSIAN STATE BALLET OF SIBERIA Stunning ballet from one of Russia’s leading ballet companies. DAVID ESSEX A legendary singer and actor performing his classic hits.

DARA O BRIAIN A charismatic, intelligent and downright funny performer. LEVEL 42 Reliving the bass driven jazz funk that took the 80s by storm.

HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY! It’s been a year since the Watford Colosseum opened its doors for the first time after a fantastic £5 million refurbishment. This last year has seen the Colosseum take its place again as a world-renowned concert hall and top entertainment and hospitality venue and we have been privileged to welcome some of the very best of UK and International artists from the world of comedy, rock, pop and classical music as well as light entertainment and family events. The response to our programme of events has been overwhelmingly positive but we are not complacent about the future. We welcome your feedback on how we’ve done over the last year and look forward to receiving your comments and suggestions .

FORUM RESTAURANT To complement our exciting and diverse autumn programme of events at the Colosseum, we have introduced a new pre-show seasonal menu in our elegant and stylish Forum Restaurant. Look for this o symbol throughout the brochure to see when the seasonal menu is available. Reserve a table in the Forum Restaurant for pre-show dining and not only will you enjoy the high-quality modern cuisine, plus the extensive and contemporary wine, beer and soft drink list but you will also enjoy peace of mind knowing you are only a few steps away from your seat in the auditorium. You can sit back, enjoy your meal and return to your table in the interval for your pre-ordered drinks. The perfect way to avoid queues and ensure you have a wonderful night out.

GIFT VOUCHERS LOOK OUT FOR…

these symbols throughout the brochure and enhance your visit with a delicious meal. The Bistro menu is available before every show.

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HQ Theatre Gift Vouchers are the perfect gift for any celebration. The vouchers can be used in payment for tickets as well as for a meal and drinks in our Forum Restaurant prior to a performance. Give the gift of an evening of entertainment and dining!

PRE-SHOW DINING PIZZA & PASTA CURRY

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BISTRO DINING Available in the Café-Bar before every show.

©2007 Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (©2008 Theatres for Theatres) Registered charity no. 235825

For venue enquiries contact GILES BALLISAT Director, Watford Colosseum Tel: 01923 474100 giles@watfordcolosseum.co.uk


AUTUMN 2012

COLOSSEUM EATING & DRINKING FRIDAY LUNCH CLUB

You can reserve a table in the Forum Restaurant at

watfordcolosseum.co.uk or by calling

0845 075 3993

End the week with our fabulous lunchtime meal deal! Join us every Friday from 7 September, between 11.30am and 3pm, for a wonderfully tasty and great value meal in our elegant art deco restaurant, The Forum. For only £5.00 per person you can enjoy dishes from our special lunch club menu such as Fish and Chips, Pie and Chips, Shepherd’s Pie as well as a vegetarian option. For an additional cost you can enjoy a delicious dessert from our menu and a drink from our wine, beer and soft drink list.

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SEPTEMBER

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COLOSSEUM CORPORATE OPEN DAY 4PM-7PM Are you responsible for organising your company’s conference, award ceremony, exhibition or party? Then come along to the Colosseum’s Corporate Open Day and view the outstanding, newly-refurbished venue which can accommodate between 10 and 1,400 delegates or guests. You’ll have the opportunity to view all the different venue configurations available and our dedicated event and hospitality team will be on hand to answer any questions and to explain our comprehensive package of support to ensure your event is a great success and meets your targets and budget. For more information or to register email Andrea James: hospitality@watfordcolosseum. co.uk

SUN 9 SEPTEMBER

KAYO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

WALTON: BELSHAZZAR’S FEAST

Feel the rush as you witness the non-stop action and excitement of Mixed Martial Arts. Expect an action-packed night full of fresh talent looking to electrify fans with full contact kickboxing, amateur, semi-pro and full professional MMA bouts, with both male and female fighters.

A gala presentation of Sir William Walton’s magnificent evocation of the dramatic Bible story that famously tells of the ‘writing on the wall’ that warned Belshazzar, King of Babylon, of his approaching doom.

The night will provide high-quality entertainment showcasing new and existing talent, with fighters taken out by submission and knockout. Sit back, hold on tight and enjoy the ride. Check out Kayo-MMA on Facebook!

4PM TICKETS VIP Table £60.00* Cageside Seating £45.00* Tiered Seating £35.00* Circle £30.00* GROUPS 10+ 5% off GROUPS 20+ 10% off All seats unreserved

Royal Grammar School, Wycombe

The programme also features Walton’s Coronation March: Orb and Sceptre, Handel’s Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest and Sibelius’ thrilling Violin Concerto, with soloist Tom Aldren, recent leader of the National Youth Orchestra. The 450 person Choir and Orchestra brings together over 250 top quality musicians associated with the RGS musical community, including many from their sister school, Wycombe High, as part of the festival celebrating 450 years of the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe. 6.30PM

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TICKETS £18.00*, £16.00*, £14.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off UNDER 18s £12.00*, £11.00*, £10.00*

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SEPTEMBER

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THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON COMES TO WATFORD!

Calendar Girls

by Tim Firth

OPENS FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER THROUGH UNTIL SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER Calendar Girls has been the fastest-selling touring show ever and has triumphed in the West End. Now, it’s coming to Watford starring Lesley Joseph, Sue Holderness, Ruth Madoc, Kathryn Rooney, Camilla Dallerup, Helen Fraser, Deena Payne, Kacey Ainsworth and Kevin Sacre as the photographer. A group of ordinary women do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon when they persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference! Based on an inspiring true story and the smash-hit film Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious. Calendar Girls has sold out in every theatre it’s visited before opening. Don’t miss out and book today for the show the Mail on Sunday said is ‘marvellous theatre, guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and come out singing Jerusalem!’

“A SHOW I COULD SEE OVER AND OVER AGAIN – AND I HOPE I WILL!” Sir Cliff Richard

In association with

EVENINGS 7.30PM, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM (NO PERFORMANCES SUN 16 SEPT) TICKETS Fri 14 7.30pm & Sat 15 2.30pm £24.50*, £22.50*, £16.50* Sat 15 – Sat 22 7.30pm & Sat 22 2.30pm £29.50*, £26.50*, £19.50*, Thu 20 2.30pm £24.50*, £22.50*, £16.50* GROUPS 6+ 10% off (excluding Fri 21 & Sat 22 September) Photograph by John Swannell *Booking fee applies

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RICHARD HILLS ORGAN RECITALS

BOOK ONLINE watfordcolosseum.co.uk Richard Hills is one of the very few musicians to have truly bridged and mastered the divide between the world of the classical organ and that of the theatre organ. We welcome him back to the Colosseum to end a captivating season of the very best light organ music. MON 24 SEPTEMBER | 1PM | TICKETS £7.00*

AT YOUR REQUEST

Richard Hills plays a selection of your requests spanning the whole range of the light organ repertoire. MEAL DEAL OFFER £10.00* (concert ticket plus hot buffet meal including Fish & Chips/Pie & Chips/Shepherd’s Pie/Vegetarian option). Meals served 11.30AM – 1PM

SUN 21 OCTOBER | 3PM | TICKETS £11.00* U16s £5.00*

GRAND FINALE

Richard is joined by special guest organist Simon Gledhill for the final concert in the organ series. The series will end in a blaze of pipes and percussion with works to include piano and organ duet arrangements of family favourites, The Dream of Olwen and Nina Rota’s spectacular Legend of the Glass Mountain. SUNDAY LUNCH will be served in the elegant Forum Restaurant between 12PM–2PM. To reserve a table call 0845 075 3993 or visit watfordcolosseum.co.uk AFTERNOON TEA will be served in the Forum Restaurant after the concert.

TEA DANCE TUE 25 SEPTEMBER TUE 2 OCTOBER TUE 6 NOVEMBER FRI 28 DECEMBER TUE 29 JANUARY 2013 Mr Wonderful returns to the Colosseum with a series of glittering dance events suited to beginners and experienced dancers alike. Bring your dancing shoes and take to the floor for a graceful, elegant and nostalgic afternoon of dancing. The Colosseum’s Tea Dance will evoke memories of a forgotten era and create memories of a new one. 1PM TICKETS £5.00 Tea, coffee and a selection of homemade cakes available


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THU 27 SEPTEMBER

HI-DE-DIE!

Mods and Rockers? Fish and Chips? Crime and Punishment? It’s up to you! For comedian Gordon St James, Mudlins Holiday Camp was the last place he thought he’d die on stage. But for one night only Gordon and his mismatched comedy stooge Cyril, are going to go out with a bang! East End Gangsters, Swinging Sixties dolly-birds and the oldest living Yellow Coat will keep this mystery rocking till the tide goes out. But who committed the crime of Murder? It’ll be up to you to investigate and find the answer.

THU 22 NOVEMBER

GUY FAWKES – ZOMBIE HUNTER Once lit…stand well back!

London 1605. England is awash with puritans, traitors and…zombies! Guy Fawkes and his skilled gang are gathering together to commit a very explosive crime against Parliament! But what other malevolent forces stalk the ancient corridors of Westminster? Who will pay the ultimate price in the battle of good versus evil? Join us at the Colosseum where this treacherous tale gets an unexpected paranormal twist, as we remember what really happened on 5th November!

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| GROUP TICKETS £36.50

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8PM – 2AM TICKETS £7.00 in advance £10.00 on the door

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SAT 29 SEPTEMBER

NATIONAL WHEELCHAIR DANCE SPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS

SAT 29 SEPTEMBER

WDSA (UK) GALA DINNER

SUN 30 SEPTEMBER

The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) invites you to the third annual National Wheelchair Dance Sport Championships. Established in 2006 the WDSA (UK) promotes wheelchair dancing as a sport and leisure activity allowing wheelchair dancers to perform together – duo-dances, or with able-bodied performers – combi-dances.

Winners of the Wheelchair Dance Sport Championship will receive their awards at this prestigious presentation ceremony and gala dinner

Come and ‘rock’ out to some of the best rock-anthems of all time! This inspiring cast of superb singers and vibrant, energetic and fierce dancers will transport you back to the days of rebellion. Featuring hits such as We Built This City on Rock and Roll, I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll, Livin’ on a Prayer and the much-loved Queen anthem We Will Rock You!

Spectators will be able to enjoy Adult and Juniors competing in the English Waltz, Samba, Rumba, Cha Cha, Paso Doble, Jive, Tango, Viennese Waltz and Quickstep.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception, a sumptuous three-course dinner, a souvenir gift for everyone and the opportunity to find out more information on Wheelchair Dance and the Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK).

ROCKIN’ THROUGH THE AGES

A night out that will certainly rock!

There will be dancing to a DJ until the small hours!

9AM – 5PM

7.30PM

7.30PM

TICKETS £10.00* spectators GROUPS 10+ 1 free ticket

TICKETS £35.00, £10.00 small meal

TICKETS £18.50* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off GROUPS 10+ 10% off GROUPS 20+ 20% off

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Special guest Chris Wood

CELTIC LEGENDS

Recognised as one of the world’s leading singersongwriters, three-times Grammy nominee and Ivor Novello award-winner Joan Armatrading comes to the Colosseum. The evening will feature magical favourites such as Love and Affection, Drop the Pilot, Me Myself I. Joan will be joined by special guest, Chris Wood, winner of the Folk Singer of the Year 2011.

Celtic Legends presents live music and dance in its most traditional and authentic form and is the most exciting Irish music and dance show for years. Celtic Legends features Ireland’s leading dancers along with music performed by award-winning musicians using traditional instruments. With a full cast on stage, Celtic Legends is the original live Irish dance experience.

7.30PM

8PM

TICKETS £28.50*

TICKETS £25.50*, £22.50*, £19.50* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off GROUPS 10+ 10% off GROUPS 20+ 20% off

JOAN ARMATRADING

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THU 11 OCTOBER DOORS 7.30PM CURRY SERVED 8PM

100% Irish...100% Live!

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Join us for a great night out at the Hellfire Comedy Club. You’ll feast on a selection of authentic Indian dishes, plus a Cobra beer or soft drink whilst three of the finest up-and-coming comedians on the comedy circuit – John Gordillo, Gary Delaney and Joe Bor – entertain you. GROUPS 10+ 10% off


OCTOBER

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Priority BOOK AHEAD OF THE CROWDS FRI 12 OCTOBER

SAT 13 OCTOBER

Running in the Family 25

Headlined by Edguy

LEVEL 42

Level 42 took the 80s by storm with their brand of bass-driven jazz funk that came from the underground soul scene of wedge haircuts, pegged trousers and sharp shoes. Their success in record and ticket sales is only half the story. The band left a legacy amongst a generation of 70s teenagers who saw there was life on the UK music scene. Their music has been regularly remixed and they continue to have their basslines and keyboard melodies interpreted by present day acts. Their hits include Running In the Family, Lessons In Love, Leaving Me Now, Hot Water and Something About You.

ROC(K)TOBER!!

Welcome to the first ever ROC(K)TOBER!! mini-festival featuring headline act Edguy, fronted by Tobias Sammet and bringing everything heavy and metal that Edguy’s recently recorded Age of the Joker album has to offer. ROC(K)TOBER!! has five more bands to offer including the awesome industrial metallers Hannibal, classic German band Jaded Heart, alternative horrorstreaked UK glam punk band SPiT LiKE THiS, rising stars Achilla featuring the powerful record breaking vocals of Martamaria and gothic progressive metal band Orpheum.

As a subscriber to the Priority Members’ Club you can access the best seats in the house for your favourite shows, as well as all these other benefits: • PRIORITY ACCESS TO TICKETS Priority booking information emailed out up to four days before the general on sale date (subject to availability)* • NO BOOKING FEES ON TICKETS PURCHASED • PRIORITY MEMBERS’ E-NEWSLETTER • 10% DISCOUNT on preshow dining in the Forum Restaurant (excluding drinks) • PRIORITY ACCESS TO THE BROCHURE either online or through the post

rocktoberuk.com

level42.com 7.30PM

DOORS OPEN 4.30PM

TICKETS £27.00*

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OCTOBER

SUN 14 OCTOBER

TUE 16 OCTOBER

PETER ALLISS

ILLEGAL EAGLES

Legendary commentator Peter Alliss will delight and entertain as he shares stories, anecdotes and humour and gives his unique insight into the golfing world.

This tight-knit band has been thrilling audiences nationwide with unanimously positive critical and audience acclaim.

The Voice of Golf

Before retiring as a player in 1969, Peter enjoyed an exceptional career as a golfer, winning 21 professional tournaments. Peter retired from golf at the age of 38 and moved to the “other side of the ropes” becoming the BBC’s chief commentator in 1978. ‘Greatest golf commentator ever’ Golf Digest

Heaven Heats Up

Bringing you all the classic songs including Hotel California, Life in the Fast Lane, Tequila Sunrise, Take it to the Limit and songs from the album The Long Road out of Eden. ‘Accomplished and proficient players, and with a beautiful and pitch perfect singer, the band worked their way through all the crowd pleasers.’ The Independent

WED 17 OCTOBER

SALLY MORGAN Sally Morgan, Britain’s best loved celebrity psychic returns again to the Colosseum by overwhelming demand. Sally has used her gift over the years to help many people and her reputation has been built from her close relationship with many high-profile celebrities. Sally now brings her amazing abilities to the Colosseum with a unique theatrical experience, which is both hugely entertaining and enlightening. sallymorgan.tv Sally Morgan is experimental/ investigational. There are no guaranteed or certain results and the show is for the purposes of entertainment.

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TICKETS £19.50*, £17.50*

TICKETS £23.50*, £21.50* CONCESSIONS £1.50 off GROUPS 10+ 10% off GROUPS 20+ 20% off

TICKETS £24.00*

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SAT 20 OCTOBER

AL MURRAY The Pub Landlord The Only Way is Epic

Broken Britain may be staring into the bottom of an empty pint glass, but don’t lose hope – Al Murray The Pub Landlord is back to fill it up again with a brand-new show of epic proportions.

THU 18 OCTOBER & TUE 18 DECEMBER

Calling all ladies! This is the ultimate girls’ night out with an evening full of naughty fun. You’ll start with a cocktail on arrival and then enjoy a delicious three-course meal before you’re entertained by an hilarious drag queen and our hunky male dancers. This night is set to tantalise all your senses!

Britain’s most irrepressible innkeeper will be serving up his premier brew of aleinspired acumen and bar-room buffoonery – get your orders in now! ‘A National Treasure – FIVE STARS’ Daily Telegraph Parental discretion advised. Show contains adult themes.

Over 18s only. Contains nudity 8PM

7.30PM

TICKETS £30.00 includes three-course meal plus entertainment

TICKETS £26.50 A £2.50 booking fee applies

*Booking fee applies


OCTOBER

THU 25 OCTOBER

SING-A-LONG-A ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

SUN 28 OCTOBER

HOUSE OF BURLESQUE

SHIPWRECKED! A Nautical Burlesque Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the campest cult classic film of all time. Starring Tim Curry as Frank ‘n’ Furter, Susan Sarandon as Janet, Richard O’Brien as Riff Raff and Meat Loaf as Eddie, it’s the craziest, most action-packed, romantic, scary Transylvanian party of all time. It’s packed full of terrific numbers including The Time Warp, Sweet Transvestite and I’m Going Home and we’re bringing you the full Sing-aLong-a treatment. It’ll be an outrageous, riotous, kitsch, wonderful romp!

A fun, exotic and erotic cabaret and burlesque extravaganza starring international Burlesque showgirl Miss Tempest Rose alongside her very special guests plucked from the crème de la crème of Burlesque. Having set sail on their roundthe-world tour, The House of Burlesque girls have found themselves shipwrecked by a terrible storm on the Island of Temptation. Join Miss Tempest Rose and her glamorous beauties as they try and cope with island life, meet new friends and learn to survive in style.

WED 31 OCTOBER

THE SENSATIONAL 60’s EXPERIENCE

Hear original classics performed by four of the most popular bands of the 60s: The Tremeloes, Herman’s Hermits, The Union Gapuk and The Ivy League. The evening will be hosted by Jon Brennan and is packed with nostalgia and hits such as The Tremeloes’ Silence is Golden, Here Comes My Baby, Herman’s Hermits I’m Into Something Good and No Milk Today along with Young Girl and Lady Willpower from The Union Gapuk and Tossing and Turning from The Ivy League.

Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended!

Expect the very best in Burlesque, unforgettable songs, dazzling choreography, cabaret, comedy and the exotic and erotic.

No under 12s

Over 18s only

8PM

7.30PM

7.30PM

TICKETS £15.00* GROUPS 10+ 10% off GROUPS 20+ 20% off

TICKETS £21.50*, £19.50*

TICKETS £23.00*, £21.00*

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So step back in time and relive the past when pop music was at its very best.

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NOVEMBER

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THU 1 NOVEMBER

HIGH SCHOOL ROCKS

FRI 2 NOVEMBER

SAT 3 NOVEMBER

The Rock Tour

and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

DAVID ESSEX

JOOLS HOLLAND Special Guest Marc Almond

Join legendary singer, actor and composer David Essex as he takes a candid journey through his amazing 40 year career. Performing all his classic hits from 19 Top 40 UK singles, 16 Top 40 albums and the iconic films That’ll Be The Day, Stardust and Silver Dream Racer along with his theatre triumphs that include originating the roles of Che in Evita and Fletcher Christian in Mutiny.

Boogie woogie piano master Jools Holland is bringing his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra back to the Colosseum for what has now become one of the UK’s most popular annual tours. Join us and enjoy Jools’ famous big-band sound and ultimate party experience featuring the astounding vocals of Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and acclaimed trombonist Rico Rodriguez.

His amazing impact as Eddie Moon in EastEnders and an acclaimed performance in his own award-nominated West End hit show All The Fun of the Fair have added another memorable chapter to the remarkable life of one of the UK’s most renowned superstars.

Jools will also be joined by a very special guest, Marc Almond, an artist who has made an unprecedented contribution to British popular music. In addition to numerous hits during his time in Soft Cell, Marc went on to become an international solo artist.

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8PM

7.30PM

TICKETS £12.50* FAMILY TICKET £40.00* (2 adults/2 children) GROUPS 10+ 10% off GROUPS 20+ 20% off

TICKETS £29.50*, £27.50*

TICKETS £34.50 A £2.50 booking fee applies

A high-energy, foot-stomping, totally interactive production featuring all the very best hits from High School Musical 1, 2, 3, Hannah Montana, Camp Rock and Glee! Join the superb cast for a rollercoaster ride of fun as they invite you to the ultimate party to celebrate all of these awesome teen sensations in one fantastic concert. Don’t forget your dancing shoes and be prepared to rock out as High School Rocks. Wildcats… get ready to party!

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NOVEMBER

SUN 4 NOVEMBER

THU 8 NOVEMBER

FRI 9 NOVEMBER

In The Forum

Craic Dealer – Live 2012

THE PURCELL SCHOOL

BURLESQUE MASTERCLASS

DARA O BRIAIN

Kevin Hathway conductor Kristiana Ignatjeva cello

A night full of glitz, glam and a little bit of naughtiness! Join us for a Burlesque Masterclass, with a cocktail on arrival, delicious canapés and the chance to strut your stuff like the ultimate Burlesque goddess! The class will be taught by the Queen of Burlesque, Miss Ambrose-Leigh who will teach you some classic Burlesque moves – setting free your inner diva!

Dara is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, hosting Mock The Week, The Apprentice – You’re Fired, Stargazing Live and starring in Three Men in a Boat.

No experience needed, just leave your inhibitions at the door.

‘One of the most dependably entertaining stand-up comics in the land’ The Times

for Young Musicians

Bizet Carmen Suite arr Shchedrin Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite Mendelssohn Italian Symphony Come and hear what these young people can do in an exciting programme of orchestral classics! Enter into Bizet’s world of gypsy passion and Latin warmth, journey through Italy with Mendelssohn and savour Stravinsky’s vivid portrayal of Pulcinella and the charming elegance of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations for Cello and Orchestra. The Purcell School, based in Bushey, is Britain’s oldest specialist school for talented young musicians.

Dress Code – Wear whatever you feel comfortable in – from stilettos and corsets to trainers and jeans. Over 18s only

Come to the Colosseum to catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fasttalking and downright funny live performers working in the British Isles today.

‘His set is a masterclass in intelligent, no-frills stand-up’ The Guardian ‘Devilishly sharp’ Metro

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7.30PM

8PM

TICKETS £12.00*, £8.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

TICKETS £21.00* including a cocktail and canapés

TICKETS £21.00 A £3.00 booking fee applies

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THE ENID with The Orchestra of the Swan 7.30PM TICKETS £55.00*, £45.00*, £35.00*

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NOVEMBER

Formed in 1974, The Enid invented a school of intelligent, powerful and romantic popular music which is unique to them. In 2009, founder members Robert John Godfrey and Dave Storey put together a new band, with a line-up spanning three generations, which has had a fantastic reception all over the UK, Europe and the USA. For their visit to the Colosseum, The Enid will include music from their new studio album, INVICTA. Robert John Godfrey will join the orchestra to play new music from his forthcoming piano album, Art of Melody, followed by a new orchestral interpretation of their successful 1986 album, The Spell.

‘Pink Floyd meets The Berlin Philharmonic’ Time Out ‘Incomparable, unique and always adventurous …an absolute triumph’ The Midland Rocks 2011

FRI 16 NOVEMBER

Friday Night is Music Night

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN! Join BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce for an evening of classic film scores composed by John Williams in this his 80th birthday year. In this very special Friday Night is Music Night the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart, will include Oscar-winning scores from Star Wars, Jaws, E.T., Superman and Schindler’s List along with John’s music for Jurassic Park and Harry Potter. And as another Hollywood great – Harrison Ford – reaches his 70th birthday this year, there’ll be high action and adventure with John’s music from Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. 8PM TICKETS £32.00*, £27.50*

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NOVEMBER

SAT 17 NOVEMBER

WATFORD PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY The Dream of Gerontius

Terry Edwards conductor Harriet Williams mezzo-soprano Robert Murray tenor Nicholas Garrett baritone Based on the famous poem by John Henry Newman, this work describes the journey of a man’s soul to see his God at the end of his earthly life. Encounters with angels and demons add to the drama and provide Elgar with the opportunity to write some of his most stirring and lyrical music.

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MON 19 NOVEMBER

FRI 23 NOVEMBER

Larger Than Live

In aid of The Peace Hospice

HAIRY BIKERS

A message from the Hairy Bikers… “It’s been over two years since we did our last stage tour and we can’t wait to do it all over again, but bigger, bolder, funnier and packed with more food and laughs than ever before.” “We like to do things a little differently to most, which is why we’re not just giving you a show but a real night out. There will be some cooking, a bit of dancing, a bit of flirting, a bit of singing and some hilarious stand-up comedy. Filled with plenty of surprises, expect the unexpected!”

A ROYAL GALA

Join us at the Colosseum for a magnificent evening of music in the presence of Princess Michael of Kent, President of The Peace Hospice. The Royal Gala concert will feature a host of talent, including TV’s South Oxhey Choir, the Watford Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Chipperfield Choral Society and the Royal Masonic School Choir, performing a programme of classic and popular works. The programme will include Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No 1, Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, Parry’s I Was Glad and Carly Simon’s Let The River Run. The Hospice needs to raise £3.8 million of charitable income this year in order to run and develop its services.

7.30PM TICKETS £17.00*, £16.00*, £14.00* CONCESSIONS 18s and under up to two tickets at £1.00* each when purchased with a full-price ticket. Additional child tickets half-price SEASON TICKET £51.00*, £48.00*, £42.00 (all four concerts in 78th season)

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SAT 24 NOVEMBER

WED 5 DECEMBER

KAYO MIXED WATFORD MARTIAL SCHOOLS’ ARTS CAROL CONCERT Feel the rush as you witness the non-stop action and excitement of Mixed Martial Arts. Expect an action-packed night full of fresh talent looking to electrify fans with full contact kickboxing, amateur, semi-pro and full professional MMA bouts, with both male and female fighters. The night will provide high-quality entertainment showcasing new and existing talent, with fighters taken out by submission and knockout. Sit back, hold on tight and enjoy the ride.

Each December, for over 50 years, more than 400 children from primary schools in South West Hertfordshire have come together to sing carols at the Colosseum. Parents, teachers and friends have all shared in this happy occasion and welcome anyone who would like to join the celebration.

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4PM TICKETS VIP Table £60.00* Cageside Seating £45.00* Tiered Seating £35.00* Circle £30.00* GROUPS 10+ 5% off GROUPS 20+ 10% off All seats unreserved

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TANGO PASIÓN Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary

Tango Pasión, the exhilarating Argentinian dance musical, is celebrating 20 years of thrilling audiences around the world. This is a theatrical experience full of surprises and enchantment, seamlessly integrating traditional and modern interpretations of the dance to the sensual music of an eternal tango. The company of 20 artists, dancers and musicians comprises ‘the best tango orchestra in the world, and many of the world’s greatest tango dancers’ according to the prestigious Paris newspaper Le Figaro. With dazzling choreography by Hector Zaraspe, alluring costumes and light design, this is two hours of virtuosity and refined sensuality.

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TICKETS £6.00* CHILDREN £2.00*

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SAT 8 DECEMBER

SUN 9 DECEMBER

Family Christmas Fun Day

WATFORD 4 WATFORD Come along for a fun-filled day of games, arts and crafts activities, music, singing and a chance to meet and have your photograph taken with Santa. You will also have the chance to buy unique Christmas gifts! Watford 4 Watford, Keep It Local, is a fundraising initiative that raises money for two registered charities based in Watford; Herts Inclusive Theatre and Watford Mencap. Facebook.com/watford4watford Tweet@watford4watford All money raised will be split evenly between these local charities.

TUE 11 DECEMBER

DANCING QUEEN

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA

The Concert

A Classic Christmas

An action-packed party show featuring all the greatest hits from Abba, The Bee Gees and the biggest hits from the 70s.

Johannes Wildner conductor

With a fantastic cast of singers and musicians, Dancing Queen will have the whole family dancing in the aisles. Featuring songs such as Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Knowing Me Knowing You and Thank You For The Music along with Summer Nights, Grease Lightning, You’re The One That I Want, Car Wash, YMCA, Boogie Nights and Love Is In The Air. This show is not to be missed.

For the festive season this year, the BBC Concert Orchestra offer you something different. Under the baton of Johannes Wildner they bring you A Classic Christmas. The programme includes excerpts from Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Handel’s Messiah, Malcolm Arnold’s Fantasy on Christmas Carols, Prokofiev’s Troika and waltzes by Waldteufel and Bayer. No Christmas celebration would be complete without carols, so join us and fill Watford Colosseum with the sound of joyful voices in O Come All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, Once In Royal David’s City and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.

12PM – 4PM

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TICKETS £2.00* UNDER 15s FREE

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SUN 16 DECEMBER

THE GLORY OF CHRISTMAS Anthony Gregory tenor Paul Archibald trumpet Robin Newton conductor Mozart Festival Chorus London Concert Orchestra Bach Jesu, Joy of  Man’s Desiring Schubert Ave Maria Adam O Holy Night Rutter The Twelve Days of Christmas Clarke Trumpet Suite Goodall The Lord is My Shepherd Pearsall In Dulci Jubilo

WED 19 DECEMBER

WATFORD PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY Christmas Concert

A concert of joyous seasonal and traditional music that perfectly captures the true spirit of Christmas.

Clara Sanabras soprano Terry Edwards conductor

2.30PM TICKETS £32.50*, £28.50*, £23.50* GROUPS 10+ 10% off

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The choir and orchestra of Watford Philharmonic Society return with their traditional Christmas concert. This popular family event brings together well-known carols and festive songs for choir and audience with beautiful music from around the world – this year with a hint of Spain. A great start to your Christmas celebrations so book early and look forward to a festive night out! 7PM TICKETS £17.00*, £16.00*, £14.00* CONCESSIONS 18s and under up to two tickets at £1.00* each when purchased with a full-price ticket. Additional child tickets half-price

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DECEMBER

THE RUSSIAN STATE BALLET OF SIBERIA THU 13 – FRI 14 DECEMBER

SAT 15 DECEMBER

LA FILLE MAL GARDÉE

SWAN LAKE

A gentle tale of love thwarted, unrequited and found, it is a masterpiece of comedy. With plenty of ribbons, romance and rivalry, La Fille Mal Gardée conjures up a world of pastoral simplicity where a farm boy woos a flirty farmer’s daughter and they find inventive ways to avoid her mother. This classic ballet will send you home happy.

The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.

‘Pretty costumes, well-trained Russian dancers, a sensitive live orchestra...and soloists with remarkable leaps’ ‘Graceful dancers captivated the audience’ The Russian State Ballet of Siberia has established itself as one of Russia’s leading ballet companies and has built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and unusual depth. THU – SAT 7.30PM, SAT MAT 2.30PM TICKETS £36.00*, £34.00*, £30.00* Sat Mat £32.00*, £30.00*, £27.00* UNDER 16s £10.00 off (La Fille Mal Gardée only) SENIOR CITIZENS £3.00 off GROUPS 10+ 20% off

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SAT 22 DECEMBER

THAT’LL BE THE DAY Brand New 2012 Christmas Show

Get ready for a party as the UK’s most successful touring rock ‘n’ roll production, the legendary That’ll Be The Day, returns to the Colosseum with a Brand New 2012 Christmas Show.

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Looking for the perfect Christmas, birthday or anniversary gift? Maybe you just want to say a special thank you to a friend or a loved one, or reward your staff? HQ Theatres’ Gift Vouchers are the ideal gift, opening a door to the exciting world of live entertainment. You can also use Gift Vouchers to pay for pre-show dining in our elegant Forum Restaurant. Vouchers are available in any denomination from £5.00 and can be used at any of the nine HQ Theatres. They are valid for one year.

Join Trevor and the gang as they celebrate the festive season by bringing back the good times with all your favourite Christmas classics and hilarious comedy routines. Join in the festive fun this Christmas! ‘What a great value for money show That’ll Be The Day is. Not to be missed!’ The Daily Mail

7.30PM TICKETS £23.00*, £21.00* GROUPS 10+ 10% off GROUPS 20+ 20% off

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FRI 21 DECEMBER Relive the best days of your life and join us on a trip back to the 80s and 90s at the Colosseum Skool Disco! FEATURING ‘MAINLY MADNESS’

Headmaster Rizzo will be taking register so make sure you have your ‘proper’ skool uniform or you’ll be stuck in detention while everyone else is having fun! Over 25s 8PM TICKETS £10.00 in advance, £12.00 on the door

Anna Devin soprano Steven Devine conductor Mozart Festival Orchestra Mozart Festival Chorus

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CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT Gruber Silent Night Darke In the Bleak Midwinter Wood Ding Dong! Merrily on High! Vivaldi (Gloria) First Movement Handel Messiah Christmas Sequence including Hallelujah Chorus Mozart Laudate Dominum Carols for all including: God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Once In Royal David’s City Herald the Christmas season with this exquisite concert of carols and seasonal classics performed by the UK’s most elegant orchestra, staged in full 18th Century costumes in an evocative candle-lit style setting 2.30PM TICKETS £32.50*, £28.50*, £23.50* GROUPS 10+ 10% off

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Parties SAT 8 & THU 20 DECEMBER 2012 d Cocktail reception d Three-course festive menu with a glass of wine d Live band on the main stage d Bar until 1am d DJ until 1am d Carriages 1am 7.30PM FOR DINNER AT 8PM TICKETS £42.00 GROUPS 50+ 5% discount GROUPS 100+10% discount

d Cocktail reception d Four-course seasonal menu with coffee and petit-fours d Live band on the main stage d Surprise entertainment during your meal d Bar until 2am d DJ until 2am d Carriages 2.15am 7PM FOR DINNER AT 8PM TICKETS £55.00 per person

To reserve your table or for more information visit watfordcolosseum.co.uk or call 0845 075 3993 Deposit of £15.00pp payable at time of booking. Payments are non-refundable. In the event of a force majeure alternative dates will be offered, subject to availability.

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DECEMBER

SAT 29 DECEMBER

ONE NIGHT IN VIENNA Rainer Hersch conductor Charlotte Ellett guest soprano Johann Strauss Orchestra starring the Johann Strauss Dancers in glorious costumes of the period A new show bringing you the best of the Viennese tradition. Dancers whirl in graceful unison with billowing gowns and distinctive elegance as irrepressible showman and conductor Rainer Hersch takes a lighthearted journey through a sparkling assortment of music, song and dance. Radetzky March, The Blue Danube Waltz, The Laughing Song from Die Fledermaus, Thunder and Lightning Polka and Voices of Spring. THU 27 DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS WITH THE RAT PACK is the coolest party in town!

Take a trip back in time to the glamorous, glitzy Sands Hotel in Las Vegas to enjoy three of the world’s most popular entertainers, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin along with the fabulous Burrelli Sisters and The Rat Pack Big Band. Enjoy hit after hit including: Witchcraft, The Lady is a Tramp, Mr Bojangles, That’s Amore, Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime, New York, New York, My Way, Memories Are Made Of This and many more. Seasonal classics include: Baby It’s Cold Outside, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Let it Snow, Let it Snow, White Christmas and Auld Lang Syne. 7.30PM TICKETS £28.50*, £26.50*, £23.50*

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FRI 1 FEBRUARY

SAT 9 FEBRUARY

ADULT DISCO PANTOMIME INFERNO Fanny In Stilettos NIGHT

BRENDAN COLE

A new version of Puss in Boots brought to you by the Market Theatre. Each year we take a traditional and much loved pantomime and change it beyond all recognition, filling it with extreme over-acting, sexual innuendo, corny jokes, sexual innuendo, a farcical fun-filled plot and all rounded off with a large dose of...sexual innuendo!

Brendan Cole is set to dazzle the Colosseum with his brand new show, Licence to Thrill. Join him and his cast of 20 musicians and dancers as they take you on a journey of music and dance in this spectacular night of entertainment.

‘...like a Carry on Film made by a Rugby Club!’ The Stage

Our red hot Disco Inferno Night is back! Join fantastic DJ, ‘Neil the Inferno O’Hara’, amazing compère, Rizzo ‘The Pimp Daddy’, live vocalist Gemma ‘Bubble Gum’ Samuels and stunning stage dancers ‘The Dream Team’, all guaranteed to get you in the party mood and transport you back to the decade that taste forgot – the funktastic 70s! You’ll be dancing the night away to one classic floor-filler after another including Car Wash, I Will Survive and many more groovy tunes. Don’t forget to join us in the Grand Lobby where we’ll be hosting a fab Karaoke Party!

Licence To Thrill

Brendan, one of Strictly Come Dancing’s most charismatic choreographers and performers, will treat you to an evening of Ballroom magic and Latin excitement in this live dance extravaganza. With music across the ages, there will be something for everyone in this sophisticated production. A night of dance you should not miss!

OVER 18s ONLY

OVER 25s ONLY

7.30PM

8PM – 2AM

7.30PM

TICKETS £14.50* GROUPS 10+ 10% off

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SAT 16 & SUN 17 FEBRUARY

BEN & HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM

Somewhere, hidden amongst the thorny brambles is a little kingdom where everyone is very, very small. Holly is a young Fairy Princess who is still learning how to fly and her magic doesn’t always go according to plan. Her best friend, Ben the Elf, doesn’t have wings and he doesn’t do magic but he runs very fast and flies on the back of Gaston the Ladybird.

THU 14 FEBRUARY

BOOGIE NIGHTS

The 70s Musical in Concert Starring The Osmond Brothers, Gareth Gates and Chico The original and best loved West End hit 70s musical in an unmissable remixed one night concert event of the year! Featuring all the hit songs, an all-star cast of 14 singers, dancers and live musicians including The Osmond Brothers (Merrill, Jimmy and Jay), Gareth Gates plus X Factor stars Chico, Andy Abrahams and introducing Shane Richie Junior as ‘Roddy’. Join us at the Colosseum and sing along with hits including Celebration, Blame it on the Boogie, Y.M.C.A, Boogie Wonderland and Disco Inferno along with many, many more! 7.30PM TICKETS £35.50*, £32.50* GROUPS 10+ 10% off

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Join Ben and Holly and their friends on an exciting musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter. With actors, masks and colourful costumes this beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family. Booster seats available for hire. 10AM & 1PM TICKETS £16.50*, £14.50*, £12.50* UNDER 16s £2.00 off FAMILY TICKET £45.00* (2 adults, 2 children) GROUPS 10+ 10% off


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FRI 1 MARCH

Back in the Game Tour

On the Road

MICKY FLANAGAN Micky Flanagan, one of British comedy’s biggest stars will travel the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland for what will be one of the most anticipated comedy tours of 2013. He returns to the Colosseum after his hugely successful Out Out Tour last year and appearances on The Royal Variety Performance, Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You amongst others. ‘Shakes the rafters with laughter’ Evening Standard ‘Excellent, funny and poignant’ The Observer ‘Gut wrenchingly hilarious’ The Mirror

MILTON JONES Milton Jones returns to the Colosseum with another tour, this time imaginatively entitled On The Road! If you like the stuff he’s done on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo or in any of the nine radio series he’s done for Radio 4, then this is the show for you.

You can save £££s on selected shows when you visit the Colosseum with a group of 10 or more family, friends or work colleagues. By booking all the seats at the same time you could be eligible for discounted tickets. Our Groups Sales Co-ordinator can advise you of any special rates and discounts, the best available seats and how to make your payment. Contact our Groups Sales Co-ordinator on

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Hundreds of his celebrated one-liners, plus pictures he drew. Clever, surreal but mainly just stupid, stupid, stupid. He’s won awards you know! ‘No-one can touch Jones when he hits his stride’ The Guardian ‘He’s fast, absurd and very funny’ Radio Times

8PM

8PM

TICKETS £23.50 A £2.50 booking fee applies

TICKETS £21.00 A £2.00 booking fee applies

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COMING SOON

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with the Colosseum today! Find us on Facebook and Twitter! All our events are on the fan page and you can add your reviews to our shows. We regularly update our Facebook page with show information, backstage gossip and pictures from around the building as well as competitions, last minute ticket offers and breaking news stories. Why not join a growing online community and instantly connect?! Join in the conversation by tweeting us @WfordColosseum Log on to Facebook and tell us about your visit facebook. com/watfordcolosseum

WED 6 MARCH

HARRY HILL Sausage Time

WED 13 MARCH

ANTON & ERIN GO TO HOLLYWOOD A salute to the Golden Years of the MGM musicals

The self-styled floppy-collared loon is back with a live show that promises incontrovertible proof that God exists. Joined by showband ‘The Harry’s’, there’s a section exclusively for Tongans, a chance to catch up on Harry’s Nan’s latest ailments, the legendary Stouffer the Cat and a debut solo stand-up spot by Gary, Harry’s son from his first marriage and recognisable for his role as Alan Sugar in Harry Hill’s TV Burp. There’ll be expert-whistler-of-chart-hits grandson Sam and an allsinging, all-dancing finale. Oh, and a giant sausage.

Richard Balcombe conductor London Concert Orchestra

7.30PM

7.30PM

TICKETS £30.00 A £3.00 booking fee applies

TICKETS £41.50*, £33.50*

New for 2013, the UK’s favourite dancing couple Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag are back with a dazzling new show, a tribute to the golden years of the MGM musicals. Featuring superb singing, stunning dancers and a sensational show band playing classics including Strike Up the Band, Everythin’ Coming Up Roses, Ah Yes, I Remember It Well, Steppin’ Out with my Baby, Almost Like Being in Love and That’s Entertainment.

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COMING SOON

SAT 16 MARCH

WATFORD PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY Opera Night

Naomi Harvey soprano Neal Cooper tenor Charles Johnston baritone Terry Edwards conductor

SUN 24 MARCH

Come and join the choir and orchestra of the Watford Philharmonic Society for a glittering night at the opera. Celebrating the work of three of opera’s finest composers with well-known excerpts from some of their greatest works including Verdi’s Otello, Britten’s Peter Grimes and Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman and Siegfried Idyll.

Directed by Ellen Kent

An evening for opera lovers not to be missed!

This production will be sung in French with English surtitles.

CARMEN

This traditionally staged, dazzling new production set in Seville and reflecting a Goya painting with fountains, flowers and orange trees, guarantees an evening of passion and romance. Bizet’s rich and timeless score for Carmen features some of the most evocative and best-loved melodies in opera, including the best-known baritone aria of all, The Toreador’s Song. Starring international mezzo soprano Nadia Stoianova, whose portrayal of Carmen has won rapturous reviews.

‘Hot-blooded, a joy’ The Independent ‘Impassioned and Sultry’ The Observer 7.30PM

7.30PM

TICKETS £17.00*, £16.00*, £14.00* 18s and under up to two tickets at £1.00* each when purchased with a full-price ticket. Additional child tickets half price*.

TICKETS £35.00*, £31.00*, £24.00* CONCESSIONS £3.50 off UNDER 16s £17.50* GROUPS 10+ 10% off GROUPS 20+ 20% off

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SAT 30 MARCH

CHRIS & PUI Roadshow 2013

FOR HELPING

SAT 27 APRIL

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Tchaikovsky Gala

CBeebies’ favourite double act, Chris and Pui are bringing their roadshow to the Colosseum. See Incy Wincy, Humpty Dumpty, the Grand Old Duke of York and – “oh my woolly word!” – Little Bo Peep, all live on stage. Laugh, sing and join in with the Show Me Show Me duo as they perform sketches, rhymes and songs for pre-schoolers and their families. Feel free to join in with your teddy or character toy – but hang on to it! Booster seats available for hire.

Barry Wordsworth conductor Alexandra Dariescu piano Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture Piano Concerto No.1 Marche Slave The Nutcracker Suite No.1 1812 Overture We are delighted to welcome the world-renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to the Colosseum. For their first visit they will be performing a celebration of Tchaikovsky’s finest works, celebrating his genius with the ever-popular Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and powerful Marche Slave, alongside excerpts from his most popular ballet, The Nutcracker.

11AM & 2.30PM

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GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL Since October 2010 HQ Theatres, alongside its sister company Qdos Pantomimes, has been raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Theatres for Theatres Appeal. To date we have raised £251,000 for the appeal which aims to build new state-of-theart operating theatres at the hospital, which treats very sick children from across the UK. This money has been raised through the generosity of our audiences and the staff of Watford Colosseum who have taken part in various fund-raising events and activities. We will continue to support the Theatres for Theatres Appeal and your ongoing support is greatly appreciated. On behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital, a huge thank you.

©2007 Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (©2008 Theatres for Theatres) Registered charity no. 23582


HOW TO BOOK BOOK ONLINE Book your tickets at a time that suits you using our 24-hour online booking service. It’s safe, secure and easy to use; choose your own seats using our interactive seating plan. Simply visit watfordcolosseum.co.uk, select the show you want to see and follow the easy on-screen steps. Don’t have online access? Don’t worry. Our friendly and helpful ticket office staff are here to take your booking via one of the below methods: IN PERSON Watford Colosseum: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm. On show days 10am –  to curtain-up. BY TELEPHONE Call 0845 075 3993 Our lines are open Monday–Saturday between 10am–6pm. GROUP BOOKINGS If you are booking 10+ tickets,

please call our Group Sales Co-ordinator on 01923 474124. We are able to reserve tickets and hold payment for an agreed period. PAYMENT METHODS We accept most major credit

and debit cards. Cash and cheques should be made payable to ‘Colosseum Theatre Watford Ltd’. CONCESSIONS Where offered, concession ticket

prices apply to those over 60 or under 16, unwaged or full-time students. Patrons with a disability pay the lowest ticket price available and if accompanied by a carer in receipt of a carer’s allowance, one carer ticket is available. Proof of eligibility may be requested at the time of booking or on the evening of the performance. For full information contact the Ticket Office on 0845 075 3993.

Terms and conditions apply to all our services. Please see website for details. All information in this brochure correct at the time of going to print.

Every attempt is made to ensure that show information and prices are correct at the time of going to print but may be subject to alteration. Discounts and concessions may be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of the management. We reserve the right to offer discounts at a later date.

BOOKING FEES All bookings made via our website, by phone or in person are subject to a £1.50 per ticket booking fee (max of £9.00 per transaction). Some shows have a higher booking fee – please check individual show listings. Bookings of 10+ tickets are exempt from booking fees. This does not apply to those shows with a higher booking fee. An additional postal charge of £2.00 per transaction is applicable.

BABES IN ARMS Children under 18 months of age pay £1.00 on selected performances. For applicable performances please ask the Ticket Office at time of booking. Watford Colosseum retains the right to exclude babes in arms from certain performances. DATA PROTECTION Your contact details will be held so we can contact you in the event of a performance being cancelled and with your permission we will also contact you about our exciting forthcoming programme. If you would prefer not to receive such information please contact the Ticket Office or boxoffice@watfordcolosseum.co.uk.


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Copies of this brochure are available in large print and other accessible formats. Please contact the Ticket Office. Tickets prices subject to change in line with the prevailing VAT rate at the time of purchase


AUTUMN 2012

WEDDINGS PARTIES CORPORATE EVENTS AND MUCH MORE

Whatever the occasion you’re planning, the dedicated Watford Colosseum Hospitality team can help create the event of your dreams. We’ll work with you to plan your menu, with your party food expertly created on site incorporating only the freshest ingredients. To complement your menu we offer a wide-ranging, interesting and evolving wine list. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements. Call 0845 075 3993 or email hospitality@watfordcolosseum.co.uk


Watford Colosseum Autumn 2012 Brochure