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CLASSICAL CONCERT SEASON ALEXANDER O’NEAL

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AUTUMN / WINTER 2016

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JAMIE RAVEN

THE CIRCUS OF HORRORS

SANTA CLAUS AND THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS SWAN LAKE

HALLOWEEN SCREAM-INGS

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Your local venue… Watford Colosseum’s stylish Forum Restaurant offers full table-service and a menu which combines high quality modern cuisine with locally sourced ingredients. Reserve your table in the Forum Restaurant online at

watfordcolosseum.co.uk BRAND-NEW SHARING PLATTERS Why not try one of our pre-show sharing platters, brand-new this season? Created by our expert chefs, you can treat yourself to a selection of meat or vegetarian platters, packed with a variety of bites in our atmospheric Deco Bar to get you excited for the night ahead. Available to book in advance only. Call the box office on 01923 571 102 for more details.

CAFÉ-BAR The Café-Bar at Watford Colosseum provides a stylish and relaxing space to enjoy a drink and a meal before the show. Simply arrive up to two hours before a performance and tuck into a range of meals, from snacks to sandwiches, from burgers to brrr-illiant ice cream – plus, there is no need to book in advance!

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BOOK ONLINE watfordcolosseum.co.uk THU 27 OCTOBER DOORS OPEN 7.30PM, DINNER 8PM

ONLY FOOLS AND 3 COURSES Marlene and Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner, but will things go to plan with Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert on the guest list? Expect a big fun night out in a friendly party atmosphere with some of the finest comedy actors in the land, produced to the highest standards with your enjoyment at the top of the menu. Lovely Jubbly! TICKETS £40.00 includes three-course meal

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SCREAM-INGS OF BEETLEJUICE AND THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS SUN 30 OCTOBER BEETLEJUICE 6PM, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS 8.30PM A night of ghoulish fun. Join us for screenings of two cult Halloween films to get you ready for the 31st of October. We will be showing the Tim Burton directed comedy classic, Beetlejuice (1988, Cert 15) and the Academy Award-winning horror thriller The Silence of the Lambs (1991, Cert 18). This ghoulish evening will take place in our frighteningly fantastic Forum, with food and wine available to enjoy whilst you watch the film. In preparation for a chilling evening, blankets will be provided to snuggle into or indeed to hide behind during the eerie evening. There are no booking fees on these screenings.

TICKETS £5.00 per screening TUE 1 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

STEWART LEE Digital Content Provider

This special run of Stewart Lee gigs celebrate the DVD launch of the acclaimed BBC series Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle Series 4. Stewart Lee will perform a live show, and each ticket will include a limited edition copy of the new DVD. TICKETS £26.00 including a special limited edition of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle Series 4 DVD (RRP £19.99) to be collected on the night. Each DVD comes in a limited edition slip-cover designed by artist Luke Drozd – exclusively available to bookers of this live show. Stewart Lee will sign copies after the show!

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Prices within this brochure include a per ticket booking fee where applicable. Priority members and bookings of 8 or more tickets for the same show are exempt. A £2.00 additional charge per transaction will be made where customers choose to have tickets sent by post.


BOOK ONLINE watfordcolosseum.co.uk WED 2 NOVEMBER, 7 DECEMBER, 16 JANUARY, 13 FEBRUARY 1PM

Tea Dance

Mr Wonderful returns to the Colosseum with these 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. Watford Colosseum’s Tea Dance will evoke memories of a forgotten era and create memories of a new one. TICKETS £5.00 GROUPS 8+ save £1.00 per ticket Tea, coffee and a selection of homemade cakes are available to purchase.

THU 3 NOVEMBER 8PM Off The Kerb Productions presents

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Every three years the comedian Sean Lock writes and tours a new 6PM-7PM stand-up show. Well he’s only gone and done it again! What’s he like? Come and see what he’s blithering on about! ‘He just lets the brilliance of his material dominate the room’ The Guardian ‘Lock at his best is gloriously intelligent, deliciously unlikely and hilariously funny’ The Times

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The show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time, delving into ‘high science’ and freewheeling on the edges of the known cosmos. Professor Brian Cox Live will test the limits of our knowledge and make highly complex ideas accessible to all. Always captivating, continually surprising and forever pushing the boundaries, Professor Brian Cox takes science to a new dimension, plus get up close and personal with the man himself with an interview hosted by his co-host Robin Ince. Don’t forget...

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BOOK ONLINE watfordcolosseum.co.uk WED 9 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

JAMIE RAVEN LIVE Jamie Raven burst onto an unsuspecting world during the 2015 series of Britain’s Got Talent. His magic amazed audiences and even made Simon Cowell exclaim, ‘I now finally believe in magic!’ Jamie has been perfecting his craft over the past 11 years working as a magician around the world and his ambition was always to take it to a wider audience and BGT finally gave him that chance. His online videos from Britain’s Got Talent have now been seen over 100 million times, making him one of the most viewed magicians in the world. So, sit back, relax and let Jamie Raven show you some of the magic that he has astounded audiences with around the world. TICKETS £21.50 CONCESSIONS £19.50 FAMILY OF 4 (must include at least 2 children) £19.25 each

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FRI 18 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

JOOLS HOLLAND

& HIS RHYTHM AND BLUES ORCHESTRA Musical master of ceremonies Jools Holland and his much loved Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will return to Watford Colosseum this November. Fans will be thrilled to hear that the shows will once again feature the astounding vocals of Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall along with a new addition, the rich soulful tones of Beth Rowley. Beth is known for her love of Blues and Gospel and her top ten debut album Little Dreamer which was nominated for a BRIT Award, she is currently working on her second album. Together with the inimitable musicianship of the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra which features the drums of original Squeeze member Gilson Lavis, Jools Holland will be performing tracks spanning his entire solo career as well as songs taken from his latest album Jools & Ruby, released in December 2015. Don’t forget...

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Prices within this brochure include a per ticket booking fee where applicable. Priority members and bookings of 8 or more tickets for the same show are exempt. A £2.00 additional charge per transaction will be made where customers choose to have tickets sent by post.


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SAT 19 NOVEMBER 7.30PM TICKETS £26.50, £24.00 GROUPS 8+ save up to £4.45 per ticket GROUPS 20+ save up to £6.90 per ticket

Join Britain’s most controversial comedian as he celebrates an explosive 40 years in show business. Jim brings to the stage for the first time a truly revealing and hilarious look at his life from the triumphs to the tragedies.

TUE 22 NOVEMBER 7.30PM A sensational new Musical/ Drama simply entitled Paddy is the work of international singer Tommy Fleming, Midwest Radio’s Tommy Marren and songwriter Gerry Carney. Paddy premiered in the Royal Theatre in Castlebar in September 2015 and was followed by a sold-out nationwide tour of Ireland. Such was the demand, they then returned to Castlebar for a further two nights which also sold-out. TICKETS £28.50

Irish themed DISHES

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MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE GREATS THU 24 NOVEMBER 8PM

RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC

Recognised internationally as the leading tribute to Fleetwood Mac and with founding member Mick Fleetwood’s golden seal of approval, this stunning show reflects on an epic journey of lasting relationships through changing eras and musical styles, from the exciting hub of the 60s London blues scene to the band’s commercial success in the 70s and 80s, and beyond. Featuring timeless classics such as Black Magic Woman, Albatross, Go Your Own Way, Dreams and many more. TICKETS £27.00 GOLDEN CIRCLE £37.00 GROUPS 8+ save up to £5.40 per ticket GROUPS 20+ save up to £8.80 per ticket

FRI 25 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

ARRIVAL – THE HITS OF ABBA Over four decades after Swedish pop legends ABBA swept to stardom, their music remains as popular as ever and the magic of the era is being brought to stages across the country courtesy of Arrival – the international, multi-award-winning, high-energy show that has sold-out in over 20 different countries worldwide since 1995. TICKETS £23.00 CONCESSIONS £21.00 GROUPS 8+ save up to £4.10 per ticket GROUPS 20+ save up to £8.80 per ticket

SUN 27 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

LEGEND OF A BAND

A Tribute to the Moody Blues The music of the Moody Blues with Gordy Marshall and Paul Bliss, who have performed together with the Moody Blues for over 20 years; current 10cc lead singer Mick Wilson plus Tim Maple, Malcolm Moore and Lindsay Goodhand. Impeccable performances of Nights In White Satin, Go Now, Tuesday Afternoon, Legend Of A Mind, I Know You’re Out There Somewhere, Question, Forever Autumn and Eve Of The War. TICKETS £25.50 CONCESSIONS £23.50

THU 1 DECEMBER 7.30PM

BYE BYE BABY Bye Bye Baby takes you on a musical journey through the career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. This show celebrates the greatest hits including Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man, December ’63 (Oh What A Night), Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and Grease – plus a superb finale medley of more of the group’s greatest hits. TICKETS £24.00 CONCESSIONS £22.50 GROUPS 8+ save up to £5.10 per ticket GROUPS 20+ save up to £7.20 per ticket

Prices within this brochure include a per ticket booking fee where applicable. Priority members and bookings of 8 or more tickets for the same show are exempt. A £2.00 additional charge per transaction will be made where customers choose to have tickets sent by post.


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THE MAGICAL CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE RETURNS WITH A BRAND-NEW ADVENTURE! THU 1 – SAT 24 DECEMBER With songs, stories, a meet and greet with Santa and a free gift! From the producers of last year’s record-breaking production, Santa Claus and the Magical Christmas Journey, the enchanting Christmas experience returns to Watford Colosseum’s intimate performance space, The Forum, with a brand-new adventure.

With magic tricks, songs and stories, can they make them believe before it’s time to board Santa’s sleigh and deliver the presents? A truly unforgettable experience which includes bubbles and the magical moment when snowflakes fall over the audience, this interactive show is a must-see over the festive season. As an added Christmas treat, all of the good boys and girls in the audience will meet Santa after the show and receive a special present of their own.

‘The must see family show for Christmas’ ★★★★★ - MUMSNET

SAT – SUN ADULTS £16.00 CHILDREN £15.00 FAMILY OF 4 (must include 2 children) £52.00

SCHOOLS £9.50* GROUPS 8+ save up to £2.25 per ticket GROUPS 20+ save up to £4.00 per ticket COLOSSEUM 5 NOV 10.30AM – 12.30PM CREATES TICKETS £2.00

THU 1 DEC FRI 2 DEC SAT 3 DEC SUN 4 DEC MON 5 DEC TUE 6 DEC FRI 9 DEC SAT 10 DEC SUN 11 DEC TUE 13 DEC WED 14 DEC THU 15 DEC FRI 16 DEC SAT 17 DEC MON 19 DEC TUE 20 DEC WED 21 DEC THU 22 DEC FRI 23 DEC SAT 24 DEC

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*School Groups of 10+ £9.50 + 1 teacher in 10 goes free (must book by end of October)

Prices within this brochure include a per ticket booking fee where applicable. Priority members are exempt. A £2.00 additional charge per transaction will be made where customers choose to have tickets sent by post.

PHOTOS FROM PREVIOUS PRODUCTION

It’s Christmas Eve and whilst most children are hanging up their stockings, there are a few boys and girls in Watford who are not! They don’t believe in Santa and with Christmas morning fast approaching cheeky elves Charlie and Kara must help Santa prove that he is indeed real!

TICKETS MON – FRI ADULT £14.00 CHILDREN £13.00 FAMILY OF 4 (must include 2 children) £50.00


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LAST ONE OF 2016! s The Ultimate 80 Party Night SAT 3 DECEMBER 8PM – LATE Looking for a fun-filled evening of fantastic 80s music and dancing? Then look no further… Whether you go all out in your favourite 80s outfit or not, you are guaranteed to get in the party mood as soon as you walk into Watford Colosseum. So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets now and we’ll see you in 80s paradise! TICKETS £9.00 GROUPS 10+ save 90p per ticket Treat yourself...for an extra £10 per person your group will have your very own reserved seating area for the evening as well as a cocktail each.

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WINNER OF THE ‘BEST OPERA AWARD’ Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra SUN 4 DECEMBER 7.30PM Starring Olga Perrier the international French Soprano as Aida and Liza Kadelnik the celebrated mezzo from the Romanian National Opera as Amneris*. The tragic story of war, jealousy and revenge at whose heart is the doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian hero, Radames. This production is brought to life set against one of the greatest pieces of music Verdi ever wrote with the wellknown arias Celeste Aida, Ritorna Vincitor and the classic Triumphal March featuring a temple dance, cascades of glittering gold and amazing fire performers. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. ‘VISUALLY AND VOCALLY GRIPPING FROM START TO FINISH’ THE INDEPENDENT

*Cast subject to change. TICKETS £36.50, £32.50, £25.50 CONCESSIONS Save £3.50 GROUPS 8+ save up to £5.00 per ticket GROUPS 20+ save up to £8.50 per ticket

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WED 15 MARCH 7.30PM Starring Olga Perrier*, the international French soprano as Musetta and the international critically acclaimed Russian soprano Ecaterina Danu as Mimi.

‘AUTHENTIC, TENDER AND PASSIONATE’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

Sung in Italian with English surtitles. *Cast subject to change.

Directed by Ellen Kent, this brand-new production is traditionally staged and features beautiful sets and costumes. La Bohème is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer. The set reflects the Bohemian art of the period and will include a brass band, snow effects and Musetta’s dog will also make an entrance. This classic tale of Parisian love and loss features many famous arias including Your Tiny Hand Is Frozen, They Call Me Mimi and Musetta’s Waltz. TICKETS £37.50, £33.50, £26.50 CONCESSIONS save £3.50 GROUPS 8+ save up to £5.00 per ticket GROUPS 20+ save up to £8.50 per ticket

BOOK FOR BOTH OPERAS AND SAVE £5.00 per ticket. Please quote ‘opera5’ when booking.


BOOK ONLINE watfordcolosseum.co.uk WED 14 DECEMBER 7PM

WATFORD PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY A CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS The choir and orchestra of Watford Philharmonic Society return with their traditional family Christmas concert, featuring Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman as well as popular carols and music loved by all. A great way to get your Christmas celebrations started – book early and look forward to a festive night out. TICKETS £20.50, £19.50, £17.50 UNDER 19s £6.50

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WATFORD WORLD-CLASS INTERNATIONAL CONCERT SEASON 2016/17 A WELCOME FROM WATFORD COLOSSEUM’S VENUE DIRECTOR, JO DITCH

After many years we’re delighted to be able to offer music lovers in Watford and surrounding areas, a major season of international orchestras. In the 1970s and 1980s Watford hosted some of the great orchestras, conductors and soloists in the world and we are very pleased to be reestablishing this great Watford tradition. In our season we have two of the most outstanding Russian orchestras visiting us, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. Russian orchestras have a very distinctive and romantic quality and in music from Vaughan Williams, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky you will be able to hear why Russian orchestras are so highly regarded. Our other major visitor is the distinguished Czech orchestra, the Czech National Symphony, conducted by the eminent Libor Pesek. Dvorˇák is a particular favourite with British audiences and to hear this orchestra perform the Dvorˇák Cello Concerto and Dvorˇák New World symphony will be an incredible treat. A highlight of the season will be a gala concert given by Miloš Karadaglic´ who’s emerged as one of the superstars of the classical music world and a judge on Sky Arts’ Guitar Star. This great guitarist will perform music, which begins with Bach and goes right through to music by Lennon and McCartney. It will be a very special evening, not to be missed.

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In March, John Lill performs his Beethoven recital, leading a distinguished list of soloists that includes Jennifer Pike, Natalie Clein, Nikolai Demidenko, Freddy Kempf and of course Miloš. With this great cast of international musicians, this inaugural season will be a an accessible way to enjoy an unique experience whether you’re an existing music fan or wanting to try something new. Miloš Karadaglic´ says: ‘I’m very excited at the prospect of coming to the Watford Colosseum to perform my Bach to Beatles programme. I’ve heard for many years that the Watford Colosseum has one of the outstanding acoustics in the UK and I’ve known for a long time that many great recordings have been made there because of this. My Bach to Beatles project is something I hold close to my heart and I very much look forward to sharing this wonderful repertoire with you when I come to Watford on 13 December with my friends from the English Chamber Orchestra.’ Come along with your friends and support international classical music at Watford’s home of entertainment, the Watford Colosseum this season.

We look forward Our two other concerts will commence in to welcoming you all, February 2017 with the European Union Jo Ditch Chamber Orchestra, who are renowned for their performances of Mozart. Nikolai Demidenko plays Mozart Piano Concerto No. 12 and the orchestra finish their programme with Mozart Symphony No. 40 – one of his greatest masterpieces.


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Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Sibelius Violin Concerto INTERVAL Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

TUE 18 OCTOBER 7.30PM

TCHAIKOVSKY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

One of Russia’s finest orchestras, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, famed for their outstanding string sound and Tchaikovsky interpretations, open with Vaughan Williams’ serene and beautiful Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. This will be followed by one of England’s most distinguished violinists, Jennifer Pike, performing Sibelius’ virtuosic and dramatic Violin Concerto. Jennifer Pike The evening concludes with Tchaikovsky’s elemental 5th Symphony. Violin TICKETS £39.50, £37.00, £30.50, £17.00 UNDER 16s Free with every full price ticket GROUPS 8+ save up to £5.80 per ticket GROUPS 20+ save up to £9.60 per ticket

Smetana From Bohemia’s Forests and Meadows Dvorˇák Cello Concerto INTERVAL Dvorˇák Symphony No. 9 (From the New World)

Natalie Clein Cello

TUE 8 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

CZECH NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

One of the leading Czech orchestras, under their distinguished Music Director Libor Pesek, perform Dvorˇák’s much-loved New World Symphony which is sure to be something very special. In the first half the outstanding cellist Natalie Clein will perform Dvorˇák’s epic Cello Concerto, believed by many to be the greatest cello concerto ever composed. TICKETS £39.50, £37.00, £30.50, £17.00 UNDER 16s Free with every full price ticket GROUPS 8+ save up to £5.80 per ticket GROUPS 20+ save up to £9.60 per ticket

TUE 13 DECEMBER 7.30PM

MILOŠ KARADAGLIC´ English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble Legendary guitarist Miloš comes to Watford to perform a fascinating concert with the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble, featuring an extraordinary range of music starting with J.S. Bach and finishing with some of the most popular works by Lennon / McCartney. This will be a special gala evening following the worldwide release of Miloš’ recording Blackbird: The Beatles Album in January 2016 on Mercury Classics/Universal Music. TICKETS £39.50, £37.00, £30.50, £17.00 UNDER 16s Half price with every full price ticket GROUPS 8+ save up to £5.80 per ticket GROUPS 20+ save up to £9.60 per ticket Prices within this brochure include a per ticket booking fee where applicable. Priority members and bookings of 8 or more tickets for the same show are exempt.


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SUN 12 FEBRUARY 7.30PM

TICKETS £35.00, £30.00, £25.00, £17.00 UNDER 21s £10.00 UNDER 16s Free with any price band ticket GROUPS 8+ save up to £5.30 per ticket GROUPS 20+ save up to £8.60 per ticket

EUROPEAN UNION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

The European Union Chamber Orchestra have established themselves as one of the most outstanding chamber ensembles in Europe currently. They come to Watford Colosseum with the renowned Russian pianist Nikolai Demidenko who will perform Mozart’s youthful early A major Piano Concerto, with its lyrical second movement. This will be preceded by Elgar’s serene Serenade for Strings. The second half will start with Grieg’s Two Melodies and the concert will end with Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, regarded by many as his greatest symphony.

SUN 26 MARCH 7.30PM

JOHN LILL

Ever since winning the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow, John Lill has been regarded as one of the most distinguished of all British pianists. We’re delighted he’s performing in our first international series in repertoire he’s most renowned in. Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas are one of the summits of piano repertoire and John Lill will be performing four of the most popular of all Beethoven’s sonatas – the dramatic Pathetique, the lyrical Waldstein, the atmospheric Moonlight sonata and the romantic Appassionata. TICKETS £20.00, £15.00 UNDER 21s £10.00 UNDER 16s Free with any price band ticket GROUPS 8+ save up to £3.80 per ticket GROUPS 20+ save up to £5.60 per ticket

THU 25 MAY 7.30PM

MOSCOW PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

We end our season in celebratory style with one of the world’s great orchestras, the Moscow Philharmonic, conducted by Yuri Botnari. Freddy Kempf is one of the UK’s most popular pianists and his interpretation of Rachmaninov’s epic 3rd Piano Concerto will be a highlight of the season. The concert begins with music from Tchaikovsky’s much loved Swan Lake and ends with Mussorgsky’s grand and opulent Pictures of an Exhibition. TICKETS £35.00, £30.00, £25.00, £17.00 UNDER 21s £10.00 UNDER 16s Free with any price band ticket GROUPS 8+ save up to £5.30 per ticket GROUPS 20+ save up to £8.60 per ticket

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NEW YEAR’S EVE

16+

SAT 31 DECEMBER 2016 7.30PM – 1AM TICKETS £59

includes a welcome drink, three-course meal, live band and entertainment – plus much, much more

Start 2017 with a sprinkling of snow with Watford Colosseum’s New Year Snow Ball. Gather your family and friends, like you’re gathering snow for a snow ball fight, and dance ‘til you drop! Bring your ticket with you to swap for your welcome drink of fizz (soft option available) and then enter the Main Auditorium from 8pm for a wonderful three-course celebratory meal*. Once dinner has finished it’s time to get ready to see in 2017 with a bang! Dance along to our live party band ‘A Girl Called Sue’ before we mix things up with the dazzling Vegas Showgirls and then let loose with DJ Ryan until the countdown you’ve been waiting for. You can pre order a selection of drinks to have on your table when you arrive along with champagne or Prosecco to bring in the New Year. These can be ordered via our website at the time of booking your party or via the Box Office quoting your booking reference.

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Dress code: Dress to impress! Age restriction 16+

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Critically acclaimed tribute artist Mark Daniels performs the biggest hits of Michael Bublé in this stunning tribute show. Mark’s mesmerising likeness to the modern day Canadian crooner will have fans of Michael Bublé and big band music dancing at the tables – after enjoying their lunch!

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SWAN LAKE This exciting, youthful and talented company will showcase a spectacular version of the beautiful classic Swan Lake.

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Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet boasts impressive technique, exquisite artistry and bold production of these best-loved Russian ballets. Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet’s performances have an air of magic, complemented by a full orchestra and outstanding soloists who will take your breath away! TICKETS £37.00, £31.00, £22.00 UNDER 16s £5.00 off GROUPS OF 8+ save up to £5.50 per tickets GROUPS OF 20+ save up to £9.00 per ticket

Watford Colosseum is perfect for hosting your special day. This beautifully restored Art Deco listed building in the heart of Watford, Hertfordshire, can hold both your ceremony and reception. Suitable for up to 1,400 guests! To book a viewing of the venue and to discuss your big day, email hospitality@watfordcolosseum.co.uk or telephone 01923 474100.

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ALEXANDER O’NEAL Hearsay

‘HEARSAY WILL ALWAYS BE ALEXANDER O’NEAL’S HIGH WATER MARK’ BBC Online ‘ONE OF THE GREATEST SOUL MEN OF ALL TIME’ Robert Lashley, Wordpress

One of RnB’s most iconic names Alexander O’Neal together with his nine-piece all star band celebrate his 1987 masterpiece Hearsay, widely regarded as one of the greatest RnB albums of all time. Spending over two years in the UK album charts and selling over 700,000 copies Hearsay was certified triple platinum by the B.P.I. The album launched seven charting singles, Fake, Criticize, Never Knew Love Like This, The Lovers, (What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me and Sunshine, there are simply no fillers on Hearsay. TICKETS £34.00, £31.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off GROUPS OF 8+ save up to £4.75 per ticket GROUPS OF 20+ save up to £8.00 per ticket

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THE CIRCUS OF HORRORS The Never-ending Nightmare

The Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary as it takes to the road with its latest incarnation The Never-ending Nightmare. The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts all woven into a Alice in Horrorland type story driven by a mainly original sound scape and performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek. TICKETS £28.50, £26.50, £18.50 (restricted view)

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THU 23 – SUN 26 FEBRUARY The Coral Shoot Out, one of snooker’s most exciting tournaments, will run from February 23 to 26 at the Watford Colosseum. Since it was first staged in 2011, the Shoot Out has gained vast popularity among fans and TV audiences. It features a one-frame knock out format with all matches lasting a maximum of ten minutes, using a shot clock of 15 seconds for the first five minutes and ten seconds for the last five. Rapid and dramatic action is guaranteed with many matches going down to the last few seconds. Top stars like Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby, Jimmy White and Judd Trump have competed in the event in previous years. This season the tournament will gain extra significance as it becomes a world ranking event for the first time, so every pound earned will count towards a player’s ranking tally. That means the event is extended from 64 players to 128. This event will be televised by ITV4. 12PM & 7PM FINAL 12PM & 6PM ALL DAY TICKETS Thu £27.00, Fri £32.00, Sat £42.00 CONCESSIONS save £5.00 SESSION TICKETS £17.00 (Thu 12pm & 7pm, Fri 12pm), £22.00 (Fri 7pm, Sat 7pm, Sun 12pm), £27.00 (6pm Final) CONCESSION SESSION TICKETS save £2.00 SEASON TICKETS £101.00 (Thu-Sun) CONCESSIONS save £19.00 OPENING OFFER! SAVE £5 ON SESSION TICKETS AND £10 ON ALL DAY TICKETS FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY Prices within this brochure include a per ticket booking fee where applicable. Priority members and bookings of 8 or more tickets for the same show are exempt. A £2.00 additional charge per transaction will be made where customers choose to have tickets sent by post.


MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE GREATS

WED 1 MARCH 8PM

SAT 4 MARCH 8PM

SAT 18 MARCH 8PM

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THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN

The Rod Stewart Story

A fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar! Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singersongwriter - from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time. The show includes all the massive hits from classic rockers like Maggie May, Baby Jane and Da Ya Think I’m Sexy through to big ballads such as Sailing, You’re In My Heart, and Tonight’s The Night as well as favourites from his Faces days such as Stay With Me and Twistin’ The Night Away and timeless Motown tunes from the album Soulbook. TICKETS £24.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

The Paul McCartney Story A brand-new theatre experience for 2017! Starring West End leading man Emanuele Angeletti (Let It Be) as Paul McCartney, this is a celebration of the life and music of a legend. In the first show of its kind to tour UK and European theatres, Macca: The Paul McCartney Story is a career-spanning musical biopic covering McCartney’s entire solo career from 1970 to 2016. The first half of the show is a recreation of the acclaimed ‘Wings Over The World’ 1975 76 Concert Tour complete with authentic costumes, staging and production. The show includes all of McCartney’s solo hits, along with a selection of Beatles favourites. Featuring an acclaimed West End cast and using state of the art visual media projection throughout, this show is unrivalled within the current theatre circuit today. Experience the drama of Live and Let Die, the pathos of No More Lonely Nights and the nostalgia of Band on the Run alongside many, many more. TICKETS £28.00, £24.00 GROUPS 8+ save up to £4.80 per ticket GROUPS 20+ save up to £7.60 per ticket

Celebrating the sound of a generation

Now seen by over one million people worldwide, music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town. Prepare yourself for 40 backto-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and many more. Book your tickets now and Reach Out for The Magic of Motown! TICKETS £28.00, £27.00, £24.50 GROUPS 8+ save up to £4.80 per ticket GROUPS 20+ save up to £7.60 per ticket Don’t forget...

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THU 30 MARCH 8PM

FRI 31 MARCH 8PM

FRI 14 APRIL 7.30PM

THE ELVIS YEARS

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC

THE ILLEGAL EAGLES

The Story of the King

With a top line-up of actormusicians including Mario Kombou (from West End production Jailhouse Rock) in the lead role, multiple costume changes and nostalgic film footage, this glittering two-hour production charts the musical and emotional highs and lows of Elvis’ amazing journey from poor truck-driving teenager from Tupelo, Mississippi through the army, Hollywood and finally the legendary Las Vegas concerts. Taking in all the biggest hits including Always On My Mind, That’s Alright Mama, All Shook Up, Blue Suede Shoes, Suspicious Minds, American Trilogy as well as Hollywood favourites Bossa Nova Baby and Viva Las Vegas. ‘The best Elvis since Elvis!’ Donna Presley TICKETS £23.50 CONCESSIONS £21.50 GROUPS 8+ save up to £4.15 per ticket GROUPS 20+ save up to £8.30 per ticket

Presents the ultimate tribute to ABBA

Friday night and the lights are low… Watford Colosseum is the place to go… celebrate Dancing Queen’s 40th anniversary in sequin-spangled style. ABBA hits abound: Super Trouper; Waterloo; Mamma Mia; Gimme, Gimme, Gimme and more. Dancing kings and queens – have the time of your lives rocking the retro sounds of the ‘right music’ as ABBA’s legacy lives on in concert. ‘Polished to perfection… live band and vocals were absolutely spot on’ Daily Echo TICKETS £24.50 GROUPS 8+ save £4.45 per ticket GROUPS 20+ save £8.90 per ticket

Often acclaimed as the World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute, The Illegal Eagles return to the stage in 2017, this time celebrating their own incredible 20 years of UK and international touring! This seasoned group of talented musicians are true Eagles fans at heart. Their impressive mastery of the Eagles distinctive sound has made them one of the most sought after shows of their kind in the world. For their special 20th Anniversary tour, The Illegal Eagles bring you their strongest and most popular show to date. Performing all of the classic Eagles hits including hits Hotel California, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Take It To The Limit, Life In The Fast Lane and many more! TICKETS £27.50, £25.50

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TUE 1 NOVEMBER

Murae #LobbyLive is a platform for local musicians to showcase their talent by entertaining audiences in Watford Colosseum’s foyer prior to a show. These performances are open to all - even if you haven’t purchased a ticket to the show, you can still visit the venue and listen to local bands for free. Visit watfordcolosseum.co.uk/online/lobbylive for more info.

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Showcase your musical talent – simply e-mail Kerry Lanigan on klanigan@watfordcolosseum.co.uk with a brief bio and links to your music.

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FAMILY TV FAVOURITES

SUN 19 FEBRUARY 11AM & 2PM

SUN 9 APRIL 11.30AM & 2.30PM

MR BLOOM’S NURSERY – LIVE!

JUSTIN’S PARTY

Bring your ‘tiddlers’ along to join Mr Bloom and the Veggies on their first ever live tour! They’re busily getting the allotment ready for a very special visit from a member of the Royal family. So why don’t you, ‘Pop along and say ‘ello’ too for a right-Royal knees up. Featuring all of the much loved elements of the TV show, Mr Bloom (Ben Faulks) will be joined by his veggie friends and his trusty compostarium! TICKETS £17.00 FAMILY OF 4 (must include 2 children) £64.00

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SAT 15 APRIL 7.30PM

SOMEWHERE IN TIME Audience With Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe

As seen on CBeebies Are you ready to party? Because BAFTA award-winning actor Justin Fletcher is coming to town and you are invited! Justin’s Party is brand-new show which packed full of fantastic songs, dances and hilarious games guaranteed to make it THE party of the year! There will be lots of exciting surprises along the way and you’ll get to meet Justin’s adorable new puppy Engelbert! So what are you waiting for? Get your party clothes ready and come and join in with this very exciting fun-tastic celebration! TICKETS ADULTS £19.50 CHILDREN (UNDER 16) £18.00

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Strictly’s favourite couple are back with a bang after their first successful UK Tour. Ian and Natalie have developed a whole new show with newly choreographed routines of their favourite Ballroom and Latin dances. New music developed to accompany these dances and give you a feel good factor with pure romance. The dance showcase spectacular will give full on entertainment with a romantic feel and will transport you away to a place of wonderful moments, with lots of laughs and stories along the way. On the night they will dance a mix of Ballroom and Latin with fun-filled entertainment and a close up history of all things related to their life. This is a show not to be missed! TICKETS £27.50, £25.50 MEET & GREET £47.50, £45.50 (limited spaces) Don’t forget... PRE-SHOW DINING

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COMEDY WED 8 FEBRUARY 8PM

Everybody’s favourite randomist is back. As always, Ross has lots of stuff backing up in his head and it’s time to let it all out. Famed for his super quick freewheeling style and highly imaginative flights of fancy, a Ross Noble show is always an unmissable event. Noble started in comedy 25 years ago, at the age of 15, and has established a loyal audience as one of the world’s best live stand-ups. Come and be part of this truly unique live experience. Join Ross as audience and performer come together for a massive Brain Dump. TICKETS £27.00

SAT 1 APRIL 7.30PM

AL MURRAY THE PUB LANDLORD Let’s Go Backwards Together

Publican. Politician. Other thing beginning with P. Philosopher, yeah, that. The nation’s critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord embarks on a common sense campaign to re-Great Britain in his brand-new show. We live in troubling times. Europe. The NHS. Whatever the hell is going on in the Middle East. The gathering storm of fortnightly bin collections? Who knows where it will all end? Watch the one man who will answer the call of destiny even though it’s an unlisted number. Watch the one man who will call time on tyranny even though he isn’t quite sure what it means. Watch the one man who isn’t afraid to say no to women ordering anything other than a glass of white wine (or fruit based drink).

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TUE 28 NOVEMBER 2017 8PM

JIMMY CARR

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BABES IN ARMS Children under four years of age will not be admitted to Watford Colosseum, except for family shows. Children under 18 months of age may be accommodated on parents’ or guardians’ lap subject to a £1.00 charge. For children over 18 months, usual ticket prices and concessions will apply and a seat will be allocated. Watford Colosseum reserves the right to exclude babes in arms from any performance. 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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COLOSSEUM CREATES

This academic year at Watford Colosseum we look forward to working closely with schools and organisations by proving creative opportunities and educational workshops to introduce young people to the different art forms we host in the venue, offering engaging content to take back to the classroom.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED: #LOBBYLIVE FOR STARTERS & YOUNG CURTAIN RAISERS FOR AGES 10-16 Showcase your school’s talents in public before a performance in our Lobby TEACHERS’ FORUM Meetings to introduce teachers to our programme and discuss school visits, special offers and the chance to network

TOURS & EDUCATION PACKS When your school books to see a show we can provide a reserved picnic area, backstage tours, workshops and educational packs MUSICAL DRAWS & VISUAL ARTS Create pieces of art with local artists whilst listening to carefully selected music to fit the theme of the session. You can also help to create our art installations on view in the venue!

Contact klanigan@watfordcolosseum.co.uk for more details

THANK YOU FOR HELPING GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL Watford Colosseum is raising money to help fund brand-new operating theatres at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. Since 2009 HQ Theatres & Hospitality, alongside sister company Qdos Entertainment, has been supporting the Theatres for Theatres appeal, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

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

So far the generosity of audiences and staff has raised over £855,000 for the charity, but we have more to raise to help build and equip a suite of new operating theatres at the Hospital which will open in 2017. You can donate using collection tins at Watford Colosseum or online at gosh.org/theatredonation Your support makes a huge difference. Thank you.


at Watford Colosseum

· OPPORTUNITY TO SEE SHOWS IN A LIVE ENTERTAINMENT VENUE · VARIOUS INCENTIVES AND DISCOUNTS WHEN AVAILABLE · MAKE NEW FRIENDS · BE PART OF WATFORD COLOSSEUM’S RICH HISTORY · GAIN EXPERIENCE OF WORKING IN THE ARTS

Volunteers with X Factor and Dancing on Ice star, Ray Quinn

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