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That’s Amore - page 6

Charlie Landsborough - page 9

The Gruffalo - page 8

Welcome to the new autumn brochure packed with glittering entertainment! There’s something for everyone – first class drama, comedy, musicals, children’s shows, psychics and concerts - featuring some of the best-known stars of stage and screen, as well as blockbuster and classic films to regular wrestling, dances, markets and fairs. The autumn programme features A World Of Music – the exciting new season of orchestral concerts with an international theme – from the acclaimed Worthing Symphony Orchestra, the professional orchestra of West Sussex. The season features a star-studded array of guest soloists and includes the first ever Sussex International Piano Competition, bringing many of the world’s finest young piano virtuosi to Worthing. It’s time to think about Christmas and booking our two enchanting pantomimes: the magical Cinderella starring Todd Carty (Eastenders, The Bill, Dancing on Ice) at the Pavilion Theatre, while Robinson Crusoe is the traditional pantomime at the Connaught Theatre and stars Tracy Shaw (Maxine from Coronation Street). Take advantage of our Early Bird offer – book and pay for your seats before 31st October and save 10% – ensuring you also get the best choice of seats. Why not join our brand new scheme and become a Friend of Worthing Theatres? For just £20 a year, you will enjoy superb benefits including 10% off live shows, the latest films, meals in the Denton Lounge plus invitations to social events and show previews, regular newsletters, exclusive show offers and discounts with local business partners. See page 39 for further details and remember a membership also makes a great gift – and if you join before 30th November, you will save £5! I look forward to welcoming you at Worthing Theatres this autumn and thank you for your continued support.

Peter Bailey

Theatres Manager

Zippos Circus page 29 Sing-a-Long-a Hairspray - page 13

Show producers may sometimes use a supporting act to start an event. As this is at the producer’s discretion, Worthing Theatres are not always aware of this prior to the show.

Band of HM Royal Marines - page 15


Contents PAGE Live Concerts and Shows At a Glance Pull-out Guide Pantomimes Drama Worthing Symphony Orchestra Wrestling, Markets & Fairs Friends Scheme Come Dancing Saturday Morning Pictures Connaught Classic Films Main Feature Films How to Book Venue Locations & How to Find Us

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Nicola Benedetti - page 36

Skellig - page 11

worthing theatres connaught theatre • pavilion theatre assembly hall • connaught 2Screen cinema

Box Office: 01903 206 206 www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

Worthing Theatres Union Place Worthing BN11 1LG Admin/Venue Hire: 01903 231799

Dorothy the Dinosaur – page 8

The information contained in this publication was correct at the time of going to press, but may be subject to change.

Printed by Evonprint

Fairport Convention - page 26

Moscow Ballet - page 31

Published September 2009

Paul Carrack - page 20


October

Friday 2nd October at 8pm

Amor Flamenco

Saturday 3rd October at 7.30pm

present Puro

Brother and sister José and Ana Dueñas León and their six- piece company debut Puro (pure) a show of fiery flamenco music and dance. An authentic flamenco experience, featuring some of the finest artists from Spain. Explosive footwork, dazzling costumes, dynamic rhythms and a sensuality that is hard to resist.

PAVILION THEATRE £15 (Concs £1.50 off)

Sunday 4th October at 7.30pm

Back by popular demand, Joe returns with another two hour musical celebration with his long-serving band and newest band member, record producing son Pete. Joe will be on stage all evening and the musical styles in the show are as unique as the man himself. Timeless classics, rockabilly, gospel, country, folk, rock 'n' roll with Joe’s effervescent style and humour.

PAVILION THEATRE

Wednesday 7th October at 8pm

ADULTS ONLY

Thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums with layers of percussive soundscapes and bamboo flute in a display of precise choreography and sheer athleticism.

IF YOU PREFER A MILDER COMEDIAN PLEASE ASK FOR ONE. Following his acclaimed BBC TV series, the co-writer of Jerry Springer The Opera follows his award winning UK tour with a performance inspired by an altercation in a high street coffee chain.

“Drumming as an almost religious experience… exhilarating to behold." The Glasgow Herald

‘RIOTOUS FUN’ ... The Independent

Concs £1 off

PAVILION THEATRE 2

£14, £15.50, £17

£19.50, £21.50

PAVILION THEATRE

All £15.50

Box Office 01903 206 206


October

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GOOD STAGE PRESENCE REQUIRED

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JUNIOR DANCERS

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Enrolment at 9.30am • Auditions 10am – 12noon Minimum age 6 years • Maximum height 5ft

SENIOR DANCERS

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Cinderella is on at the Pavilion Theatre from Thursday 10th Dec 2009 to Sunday 3rd Jan 2010 H

Enrolment at 12.30pm • Auditions 1pm to 2.30pm Age 14 to 16 years • Minimum height 5ft 6in For enquiries please call 01903 231799

FREE AUDITIONS

ASSEMBLY HALL

Thursday 8th October at 8pm

Tex mex/south western music to get you in the party mood with songs influenced by Ry Cooder and Flaco Jiminez such as Wooly Bully, La Bamba and Pretty Woman. Featuring support by Spotlight Cannibal.

Friday 9th October at 8pm

The Award-Winning Irish Dance Sensation Spirit of the Dance delivers a foot-stomping entertainment spectacular with dynamic lighting, dazzling costumes and stunning choreography. Bursting with raw energy, Spirit of the Dance is a breathtaking production featuring a spectacular blend of traditional culture that has thrilled audiences all over the world. "The World's Greatest Irish Dance Show" International Post

www.spiritofthedanceproductions.com

ASSEMBLY HALL

£15.50, £17

www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

PAVILION THEATRE

£17.50, £19.50, £21.50 3


October

Sunday 11th October at 3pm and 8pm

Friday 16th October at 7.30pm

Dance, drama, singing, contemporary and musical theatre performed by the students of Nicola Miles Theatre Studios, showcasing the talents of local young people from the age of three to advanced level.

It's 1942,

Concessions £10 • Box Seats add £1

CONNAUGHT THEATRE

£10 to £12

Don’t forget to book your Panto tickets before 31st October 2009 and get 10% OFF! See pages 16 to 19 ....

Three German hopeless occupied RAF pilots France! plan an escape from Concs £2.50 off The infamous Family of 4: £40 stronghold Chateau Plonke. Under the watchful eye of General Von Schnitzershitz, Tom, Dick and Hilary take you on an unforgettable journey of ridiculous Luftwaffe laughter with a plot thicker than Hitler's moustache.

PAVILION THEATRE

£14.50, Child £10

Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th October Evenings 7.30pm, Matinee: Wednesday 2.30pm

A romantic and picturesque presentation of Viennese life through the eyes of the Strauss family, one of the most dramatic musical dynasties ever - a tempestuous tale of rivalry between father and sons; their lives, their loves and their wonderful waltzes and polkas. The real life story behind the Blue Danube! TICKETS Monday Eve: £16 Tuesday Eve: £19 Wednesday Mat: £15* Wednesday Eve: £19 *Concessions £1 off PAVILION THEATRE 4

£15 to £19 (according to performance)

Box Office 01903 206 206


October

£13 to £22 (Concs £1 off)

CONNAUGHT THEATRE Friday 16th October at 8pm

Oli Brown has toured in the UK, Europe and the Mid-west. Oli is not only a guitar prodigy, but a singer, songwriter and consummate performer mesmerising the audience. His take on blues with a mix of funk, jazz and rock gives him that extra individuality.

ASSEMBLY HALL

Saturday 17th October at 7.30pm

"has the blues under his fingernails" Classic Rock

Plus Support Cabaret Seating Real Ale

All £12

www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

PAVILION THEATRE

£15.50, £17.50 5


October

Sunday 18th October at 7.30pm

PAVILION THEATRE

PAVILION THEATRE

£19.50, £21.50

Thursday 22nd October at 7.30pm

£10 to £14

PRE-SHOW CATERING AVAILABLE WHEREVER YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL See page 38 for details *Concs £1 off TWO COURSE MEAL available from just £9.95

Friday 23rd October at 7.30pm

AN AMAZING EXCLUSIVE TRIPLE BILL THE STRAWBS • FOCUS MARTIN TURNER’S WISHBONE ASH Christmas comes early for rock fans as three bands playing their part in the history of rock, dawn at Worthing’s stage.

*plus £1 per ticket for all credit card bookings

ASSEMBLY HALL 6

£18.50, £21

ASSEMBLY HALL

£19.50, £22.50*

Box Office 01903 206 206


October

Saturday 24th October at 7.30pm

Sunday 25th October at 7.30pm SUITABLE FOR 16 PLUS

The Treorchy Male Choir must be regarded as one of the greatest success stories in the cultural history of Wales. Since its reformation in a valley schoolroom on 16th October, 1946, Treorchy has developed into what is probably the best known male voice combination in the world.

£17, £18.50

ASSEMBLY HALL

Introducing Stephen K Amos' third solo stand-up comedy tour. He's back with a brand new show bursting with more fun, warmth, bonhomie and love than ever before. ASSEMBLY HALL

All £16.50

Wednesday 28th October at 7.30pm Monday 26th October at 7.45pm

HALF-TERM SPECIAL See page 38 for details

Tuesday 27th October at 7.30pm

From Gershwin to Grease and Lloyd Webber to Wicked, a cast of top West-End performers take you on an exhilarating two-hour ride through the world of musical theatre.

“Outstanding .... inspirational” - THE STAGE

WITH A LIVE BAND! www.gottasinggottadance.co.uk PAVILION THEATRE

£12 (Concs £2 off)

www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

PAVILION THEATRE

£18 (Concs £1.50 off) 7


October/November H

Thursday 29th October at 1.30pm H

Friday 30th October at 7.30pm

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H Dorothy, one of the best-loved stars of the smash hit Nick Jr. television show The Wiggles, now has her very own interactive live stage show! Children will love meeting old friends and making new ones as they sing, dance, watch, listen and learn with Dorothy and Captain Feathersword. With Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus. Hit songs such as Romp Bomp A Stomp and for the grand finale Let’s Have A Party! www.dorothythedinosaurshow.com

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THE BEST OF BIG BANDS Voted the ‘Best Big Band in the Land’ for the 12th consecutive year, the Syd Lawrence Orchestra led by Chris Dean presents a dazzling new show featuring the greatest big band musicians who passionately play the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.

© 2009 The Wiggles Pty Ltd. The Wiggles and Paul Paddick do not appear in The Dorothy The Dinosaur Show

Concs £1 off

All £8

PAVILION THEATRE Friday 30th October at 8pm

PAVILION THEATRE

£14.50, £16

Mon 2nd & Tues 3rd November

Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark wood in this magical adaptation.

“Irrestibly charmIng” THE TIMES

www.gruffalolive.com

http://www.flyingmusic.com ASSEMBLY HALL 8

£19, £21

“Montrous Fun” DAILY MAIL

Mon 4.30pm Tues 10.30am, 1.30pm & 4.30pm

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 to 3000. Parties £8.50, School groups £6.50 • BUY 10 GET ONE FREE!

PAVILION THEATRE

All £10

Box Office 01903 206 206


November Wednesday 4th November at 8pm

Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th November Evenings at 7.30pm Mats: Wed & Sat 2.30pm Probably one of the best known musicals of all time featuring well known musical numbers such as Maria, Somewhere, Tonight, I Feel Pretty and America. The original film won no less than ten Oscars and the recent anniversary production has been nominated for two Olivier Awards.

*according to performance

CONNAUGHT THEATRE

£11 to £17*

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The concert event Abba fans have been waiting for… With live singers, a party bag for everyone, fancy dress, Dancing Queen competition, the big screen with lyrics, and of course, some of the best music you’ll ever hear. Fancy dress is highly recommended!

www.singalonga.net

PAVILION THEATRE Thursday 5th November at 7.30pm

Charlie and his five-piece band captivate and enthral audiences wherever they perform with music ranging from inspirational to country, from ballad to anthem; he is as entertaining as he is melodic with a good dose of humour thrown in. His new album Nothing Lasts Forever and his autobiography Storyteller have just been released.

All £17

Friday 6th November at 7.30pm

Following the huge success of The Asylum, The Circus of Horrors has had a major revamp and is back rocking and shocking with a brand new show. Set in Mexico during the early 1900s, the Undead Ringmaster Doktor Haze, will take you through this hellish tale with the help of the live devil-driven rock ‘n’ roll of The Interceptors From Hell, Amazonian Beauties and some of the world’s greatest, grotesque, most daring and bizarre circus acts. www.circusofhorrors.co.uk ‘The Most Outrageous Show on Earth’ The Weekly News Concs £3 off top price only

PAVILION THEATRE

£15.50, £17

www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

PAVILION THEATRE

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November Friday 6th November at 8pm

Keeping the spirit and songs of the legendary Led Zeppelin alive with their unique energy and stage presence, audiences love the dedication and musicianship Whole Lotta Led bring to classics like Whole Lotta Love, Stairway to Heaven, Immigrant Song and not forgetting the acoustic side of Zeppelin.

Saturday 7th November at 3pm

Enjoy an afternoon of highlights from the best known and most loved Tchaikovsky ballets, including extracts from Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker. Guaranteed enjoyment for all the family.

www.wholelottaled.co.uk

PAVILION THEATRE

£16, £21, Child £12

Saturday 7th November at 7.30pm

Concs £1.50 off

£14.50, £16

ASSEMBLY HALL Sunday 8th November at 2.45pm WORTHING SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Remembrance Sunday

Conductor : JOHN GIBBONS Soloist: ANTHONY HEWITT - piano For programme and further details of 2009/2010 WSO Season see pages 36-37 ...

Tea Dances Ballroom and Latin Belly Dancing Classes and social events -oOoSee page 40 for details 10

THE ALAN SALTER MEMORIAL MASSED BAND CONCERT LANCING BRASS and a number of brass and military bands join together to celebrate the life of Alan Salter (former MD of Lancing Brass) and raise money to go directly towards building the brand new St Barnabas House.

ASSEMBLY HALL

£10 (Concs £2.50 off)

Monday 9th to 29th November

WORTHING MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL Mon 9th – Sun 22th Nov - Assembly Hall (Music/Speech) Mon 23rd – Sun 29th Nov - Pavilion Theatre (Dancing) Annual showcase for the performing arts, now in its 60th year. Competitors of all ages are judged by international adjudicators in over 400 classes. Programme available at Tourist Information Centre from 6th November. On the door from £3 • Festival Supersaver Pass only £18! Further details: www.worthingmusicfestival.org.uk For tickets ring 01903 239999 ext. 2133 Tues & Fri am.

ASSEMBLY HALL & PAVILION THEATRE

Box Office 01903 206 206


Ten-year-old Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill and his parents are frantic. Then Michael wanders into the crumbling garage and sees something lying beneath the spider webs and flies – is it a man or an animal? Michael confides in his new friend Mina and together they carry the creature Skellig into the light, changing their world forever. Newcastle writer David Almond's magical story, published in 1998, became an instant classic, snatching the Whitbread Children's Book Award from Harry Potter and winning the prestigious Carnegie Medal. It has also been made into a major TV film and opera. This enchanting adaptation is coming to Worthing Theatres for the first time – a treat everyone aged 7 to 107 will want to experience! ‘This is simply an amazing piece of theatre, a fantastic adaptation of the novel. The audiences were spellbound.’ – Solihull Times

Tues 1.30pm and 7pm • Wed & Thur 10.30am & 1.30pm Fri 10.30am & 7pm • Sat 2pm & 7pm Tickets: £9 child • £11 adult • £7.50 schools & parties 10+ Family of 4: £38 www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

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November

Friday 13th November at 8pm

Director: Simon Edwards Musical Director: Nigel Newman An amateur production by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

The classic story of Scrooge from the Charles Dickens novel, in a musical that has the joy and hope that Christmas brings us all...

Tuesday Gala performances for St Barnabas - all tickets £10

PAVILION THEATRE £11 to £15 (Concs £2 off)

22nd November • Gifts galore for Christmas! PAVILION THEATRE • 10.30am to 4.30pm ADMISSION FREE! For all Markets & Fairs see page 38

Monday 16th to Tuesday 17th November

ARE YOU BRAVE ENOUGH TO SEE IT?

A must for all David Bowie fans! Ultimate Bowie pays tribute to the work of this global super A STUNING TWO-HOUR star in a visually SHOW OF BOWIE CLASSICS! stunning and vocally impressive show. Ed Blaney takes the spotlight and leads an eight-piece band that takes you from Bowie’s early years with hits such as Starman, through his remarkable career to songs like Let’s Dance, China Girl, and many more. www.ultimatebowie.com

ASSEMBLY HALL

£16 (Concs £1.50 off)

Thursday 19th November at 7.30pm

The wickedly spooky tale of how Scottish warrior Macbeth became king - gory murders, weird witches, bloody battles and a forest that moves. Shakespeare 4 Kidz promise plenty of excitement with their stunning musical version of the play.

Mon 16th at 1.30pm & 7.30pm Tues 17th at 10am & 1.30pm *child/party/sen cit • One free ticket for teachers per 10 students

PAVILION THEATRE 12

£9.50*, Adult £16

Concs £1 off

PAVILION THEATRE

£13.50, £15

Box Office 01903 206 206


November

Friday 20th November at 7.30pm

NOW DUBBED AS BRITAIN’S BEST-LOVED CELEBRITY PSYCHIC, Sally Morgan returns.

This show has taken the UK by storm!!

Her reputation has been built from her close relationship with many high profile celebrities and she is now rated as one of the world’s top mediums. Since realising she had psychic abilities when just a child, Sally now brings her amazing abilities and her tremendous personality to the stage with a unique theatrical experience, which is both hugely entertaining and enlightening.

www.psychicsallyofficial.com

PAVILION THEATRE

£11 (Concs £2 off)

Saturday 21st November at 2.30pm

ASSEMBLY HALL

FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY

All £19.50

Thursday 26th November at 8pm

A BRAND NEW show featuring the 2007 film starring John Travolta as Edna Turnblad. *child £11 - Hairspray only

and at 7.30pm

The Campest Cult Classic of all time gets the Sing-a-Long-a treatment it’s been crying out for. Featuring THE TIME WARP! PAVILION THEATRE

£14.50*

www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

ASSEMBLY HALL

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November/December Sunday 29th November at 3pm

The Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra’s 61st season sees local, talented young trumpet soloist HANNAH BISHOP performing Hummel’s much-loved Trumpet Concerto. Dvorak’s wonderful Symphony No.9 ‘From the New World’ and Schumann’s Overture – ‘Manfred’ will complete an enjoyable afternoon of classical favourites for all from Worthing’s finest longstanding amateur orchestra. Friends/Members WPO & WSS receive £1 discount. Under 16s & students £3

ASSEMBLY HALL

Thursday 3rd December at 8pm

The Long Road tour showcases songs from the brand new Long Road Out of Eden album, a full evening show featuring all the classic Eagles songs is dynamically delivered in full Eagles sound and vision. If you missed The Eagles recent stadium tour dates – don’t worry it’s all here! www.illegaleagles.com

PURE ENTERTAINMENT PURE EAGLES!

£8, £12, £15

HIRE WORTHING THEATRES

Need a venue for your show, meeting, fair or dance? To find out more call us now on 01903 231799. Events displaying this symbol are not Worthing Theatres promotions.

Friday 4th December at 8pm

Get ready for a jam-packed night of pure nostalgia bringing the full ABBA experience to life!

*add £1 per ticket for card bookings

ASSEMBLY HALL

Monday 7th December at 2pm

International keyboard entertainer and eminent theatre organ/grand pianoforte player extraordinaire John Mann presents his Christmas Music Show. Listen to your favourite festive hits, revel in the fun and laughter and enjoy a great afternoon out.

Probably the world’s greatest ABBA production, in a 2 hour show of non-stop ABBA classic hits.

Voulez Vous is sure to have you singing and dancing in the aisles so dig out your flares, wigs and platform heels!

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£18, £19.50*

All £15

Concs & JMAS members £1 off

ASSEMBLY HALL

All £8.50

Box Office 01903 206 206


Thursday 10th December at 7.30pm

December

Friday 11th December at 7.30pm

From its origins over 200 years ago and performances at the 1953 Coronation, 1966 World Cup, 1997 Hong Kong handover and aboard HM Yacht Britannia, this magnificent band guarantees you a night of incredible musicianship and stunning visual displays.

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN! Take a trip back in time to the glitzy nights of Las Vegas in the 50s and 60s in the company of three of the world’s most popular entertainers, the fabulous Burrelli Sisters and The Rat Pack Big Band, you will experience Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr & Dean Martin performing at the famous Sands hotel. www.royalmarinesbands.co.uk

ASSEMBLY HALL

£21, £23 Saturday 12th December at 7.30pm With a new light show and animations, The Spirit Of Pink Floyd brings an innovative feel to classic Floyd. Having recently completed a sell-out tour of Japan, the band brings their stunning production to Worthing, guaranteed to delight not only Pink Floyd fans but music lovers of all ages. The legend lives on!

ASSEMBLY HALL

£20, Students £18

ASSEMBLY HALL

Concs £1 off

£12.50, £13.50, £14.50

Sunday 13th December at 3pm & 6pm

Your chance to sing carols and listen to music celebrating this important Christian festival; make today the start of your Christmas season. The concert is presented by the musicians of the Salvation Army in Worthing. The total proceeds will go to support charity relief work in Worthing, the UK and overseas. ASSEMBLY HALL

£5, £6

Valid for a full 12 months What better gift can you give than a Worthing Theatres gift voucher to redeem against tickets to see a show or film? Purchase by phone and we will post them free of charge. Call 01903 206 206 for details.

www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

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with MATT RIXON as Davy Jones and NICOLA MILES as Morgana Ghost of the Sea

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No performances

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December

Thursday 17th December at 7.30pm

Tuesday 15th December at 8pm

THE ROWLAND SINGERS

40th ANNIVERSARY

CAROL CONCERT OVER 16s ONLY A heady mix of artistic integrity, loyalty and avarice has put Jimmy back on the road. If you only see one comedy show this year… what’s the matter with you? Get out more! A ‘rapier’ is the long sword of a gentleman. ‘Rapier wit’ is defined as clever, quick, intelligent humour. Please note Jimmy Carr doesn’t have ‘the long sword of a gentleman’ and even if you like him, ‘clever, quick and intelligent’ is a bit of a stretch.

ASSEMBLY HALL

After touring the UK and Europe with The Eagles this summer, legendary singer, songwriter and former front man of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns to Worthing to celebrate his acclaimed new album I Know That Name. With hits including How Long, Tempted and The Living Years, Paul’s marvellously soulful voice is known to millions. Don’t miss it! ”Paul Carrack is a gifted one-man-band in the mould of Paul McCartney” - The Independent

www.carrack-uk.com

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The singers are delighted to be performing their 40th Anniversary Carol Concert with an eclectic mix of Christmas carols and songs and the choir are pleased to welcome Worthing Youth Big Band under director Andy Bearcroft as their soloists. The concert will be conducted by Jacqueline Emery and accompanied by the choir’s musical director, Helen Emery. Tickets available from 01903 238792 or the box office.

ASSEMBLY HALL

£24.50, £26.50

£9.50, Child £3

BOOK YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

All £22.50

Friday 18th December at 8pm

ASSEMBLY HALL

with special guests WORTHING YOUTH BIG BAND

See pages 16 to 19 for details

Saturday 19th December at 7.30pm

www.merryxmaseverybody.co.uk Now in its 17th successful year this must-see pre-Xmas concert party opens with MUD2 featuring members of the late Les Gray’s Mud - their set includes the massive world wide hit Lonely This Christmas and more. Then the world’s most authentic T-REX tribute act, T-REXTASY take to the stage with 45 mins of all Marc Bolan’s hits - Metal Guru, Ride a White Swan, Hot Love and more. Finally the stage is set for 70s legends SLADE who will have you dancing and singing in the aisles and the whole evening will end with SLADE’s massive Christmas hit MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY!

An XMAS MUST for family and friends whatever their age!

ASSEMBLY HALL

* add £1 per ticket for card bookings

£21.50, £23.50*

Box Office 01903 206 206


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8pm 7.30pm 7.30pm from 9am 2pm 6pm 6.45pm Various 8pm 8pm from 10.30am 3pm & 8pm 2.45pm Various 2pm 6pm 6.45pm Various 7.30pm 8pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 7.30pm 2pm 6pm 6.45pm Various 7.30pm 7.45pm 2.30/7.45pm 7.30pm 7.30pm from 10.30am 7.30pm 7.45pm 2pm 6pm 6.45pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 1.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 7.45pm

Amor Flamenco - dance show Joe Brown Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers Panto open auditions - Cinderella Tea Dance with Michael Wooldridge Kids' Ballroom & Latin dance class Weekly dance evening Lunch with Marlene & Noel - drama Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young Spirit of the Dance - Irish dance spectacular Indoor Market True - theatre school show Worthing Symphony Orchestra concert The Waltz King - Strauss Family drama Tea Dance with Chris Stanbury Kids' Ballroom & Latin dance class Weekly dance evening Murder on Air - drama Ha Ha Hitler - family comedy show Band Night - The Oli Brown Band How Sweet It Is - Motown show Ballroom Dance - The Last Wurlitzer That’s Amore - a tribute to Dean Martin Tea Dance with Andrew Varley Kids' Ballroom & Latin dance class Weekly dance evening Fatal Encounter - drama The Sensational 60s Experience Can't Stop the Beat - local society musical revue Timeless - local society Big Band dance event Classic Legends of Rock The Treorchy Male Choir Gift Fair Stephen K Amos - adult comedian Wrestling – half-term special Tea Dance with Sue & Roger Kids' Ballroom & Latin dance class Weekly dance evening Musical Express - local society musical revue Gotta Sing Gotta Dance - musical show The New Dorothy the Dinosaur Show - kids’ show Syd Lawrence Orchestra - Best of the Big Bands Maximum Rhythm & Blues Ballroom Dance - Hallowe'en ball

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from 10.30am Various Various 2pm 6pm 6.45pm 8pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 3pm 7.30pm 2.45pm Various Various Various 8pm from 10.30am Various Various 2pm 6pm 6.45pm 7.30pm 2pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.45pm from 10.30am 2pm 6pm 6.45pm 8pm 3pm

Indoor Market The Gruffalo - live kids show West Side Story - local society production Tea Dance with Larry Green Kids' Ballroom & Latin dance class Weekly dance evening Sing-a-Long-a Abba - live show Charlie Landsborough Circus of Horrors – The Day of the Dead Whole Lotta Led - A tribute to Led Zeppelin Vienna Festival Ballet - Tchaikovsky Gala The Alan Salter Memorial Massed Band Concert Worthing Symphony Orchestra concert Worthing Music & Arts Festival Scrooge - local society musical production Skellig - family drama Ultimate Bowie - a tribute to David Bowie Gift Fair S4K’s Macbeth - children's drama Absurd Person Singular - drama Tea Dance with Andrew Varley Kids' Ballroom & Latin dance class Weekly dance evening Putting on the Style - rock 'n' roll & skiffle Christmas Music Hall Sally Morgan - psychic Sing-a-Long-a Hairspray Sing-a-Long-a Rocky Horror Wrestling - the Big Saturday Show Christmas Craft Fair Tea Dance with Michael Wooldridge Kids' Ballroom & Latin dance class Weekly dance evening The Great Pretender - a tribute to Queen Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra concert

Pavilion Pavilion Connaught Assembly Assembly Assembly Pavilion Pavilion Pavilion Assembly Pavilion Assembly Assembly Various Pavilion Connaught Assembly Pavilion Pavilion Connaught Assembly Assembly Assembly Pavilion Pavilion Assembly Pavilion Pavilion Assembly Pavilion Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly

SALLY MORGAN ‘Britain’s best-loved psychic’ November 20th see page 13 PUTTING ON THE STYLE Paul Leegan and the Legends November 19th see page 12 22

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2pm 6pm 6.45pm Various 8pm 8pm 2.30pm 2pm 2pm 6pm 6.45pm Various 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 3 & 6pm 8pm 7.30pm 8pm 7.30pm 7pm 8pm 2pm 6pm 6.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 8pm

Tea Dance with Larry Green Kids' Ballroom & Latin dance class Weekly dance evening Robinson Crusoe - traditional pantomime The Illegal Eagles - a tribute to The Eagles Voulez Vous - a tribute to Abba Alassio Concert Orchestra & WP Choir John Mann's Christmas Music Show Tea Dance with Andrew Varley Kids' Ballroom & Latin dance class Weekly dance evening Cinderella - family pantomime Christmas with the Rat Pack Band of H.M. Royal Marines concert The Spirit of Pink Floyd Show - tribute to Pink Floyd Salvation Army concerts Jimmy Carr - Rapier Wit tour Rowland Singers Anniversary carol concert An Evening with Paul Carrack Merry Xmas Everybody with Slade, Mud2 & T-Rextasy Jubilee Community Church concert Christmas with Elvis Tea Dance with Sue & Roger Kids' Ballroom & Latin dance class Weekly dance evening Beyond the Barricade at Christmas That’ll Be The Day Christmas Show Wrestling – The Christmas Spectacular Ballroom Dance - Heaven & Hell New Year's Eve ball

Assembly Assembly Assembly Connaught Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Pavilion Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly

CHRISTMAS WITH ELVIS 21st December see page 25 TRACY SHAW starring in ROBINSON CRUSOE from 3rd December to 3rd January 2010 see pages 16 & 17

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2.45pm 2pm 6pm 6.45pm 2pm 6pm 6.45pm from 10am 2pm 6pm 6.45pm 7.45pm from 10.30am 2pm 6pm 6.45pm 7.30pm from 12pm

Worthing Symphony Orchestra concert Tea Dance with Michael Wooldridge Kids' ballroom & latin dance class Weekly dance evening Tea Dance with Chris Stanbury Kids' ballroom & latin dance class Weekly dance evening Antiques & Collectors Fair Tea Dance with Larry Green Kids' ballroom & latin dance class Weekly dance evening Mayor's 1920s Charity Ball All Day Tea Dance Tea Dance with Andrew Varley Kids' ballroom & latin dance class Weekly dance evening Jazz Meets Jive - live jazz & swing bands Worthing Theatres' open day

Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Pavilion Pavilion Assembly Assembly Assembly Pavilion All

see pages 41-43

31st January

WORTHING THEATRES OPEN DAY

Pavilion Theatre • Connaught Theatre • Assembly Hall Come and see behind the scenes! Admission free see page 26 24

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Sunday 20th December at 7pm

Join us for one of Worthing’s biggest ever Christmas celebrations! Over 100 musicians, dancers and singers combine to stage a seasonal extravaganza of music and entertainment. The Street Dance Company, the Jubilee Musicians, percussionists from Chesswood Middle School and the specially formed Worthing Community Choir. An unforgettable experience!

ASSEMBLY HALL

£7.50 (Concs £3 off)

Wednesday 30th December 7.45pm

CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

ASSEMBLY HALL

see page 38£25.50, for details £27.50 ....

Sunday 27th December at 7.45pm

December

Monday 21st December at 8pm

The UK’s number one Elvis production is back with a special show for the Christmas season! An outstanding tour-production from the team behind the West End show Jailhouse Rock featuring original star Mario Kombou. Over forty of your favourite hits from the early days of That’s Alright Mama to the movie years with GI Blues and Jailhouse Rock, plus the Las Vegas years and music from the two famous Christmas albums. With special guest appearances honouring musical legends Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and Marilyn Monroe.

“The best Elvis since Elvis” Donna Presley

Family of 4: £55

ASSEMBLY HALL

£17.50 (Concs £1 off)

Mon 28th & Tues 29th December at 7.45pm BRAND NEW 2009 CHRISTMAS SHOW

With a brand new 2009 production, join the cast of past principal performers from Les Miserables with Christmas favourites. www.beyondthebarricade.com

ASSEMBLY HALL

£18, £19, £20

www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

Prepare for a party this Christmas as the legendary That’ll Be The Day, the UK’s most successful touring rock ‘n’ roll production returns with a Brand New 2009 Christmas Show. www.thatllbetheday.com

ASSEMBLY HALL

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January/February

Friday 29th January at 7.30pm

Friday 22nd January at 7.30pm

Join the bands from Sir Robert Woodard Academy (formerly Boundstone Community College) for a fun-filled evening of spectacular music-making. PAVILION THEATRE

£6 (Concs £1 off)

"This man is a genius." Louis Armstrong about Kenny Ball

www.kennyball.co.uk

"Simply sensational. The Stage

Antique Fair ASSEMBLY HALL • 17th January 10am to 4pm • Admission £1

Enquiries and stall bookings ARUN FAIRS 01903 734112 For all markets and fairs - see page 38

Sunday 31st January 12noon to 4pm

Just visit any of our theatres and one of our friendly team will welcome you, NO NEED TO BOOK!

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Don’t miss the legendary Kenny Ball here at Worthing - the most successful jazz trumpeter this side of the Atlantic. The Jive Aces are the UK's No.1 Jive & Swing band!

PAVILION THEATRE £16.50 (Concs £1.50 off) Tuesday 2nd February at 7.30pm

After winning the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2002 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and receiving a gold disc for their Liege And Lief album Fairport Convention are still one of the busiest bands around. The current line-up features Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Ric Sanders, Chris Leslie and Gerry Conway who will have you singing along to classic tracks such as Matty Groves and Who Knows Where the Time Goes.

Take a look behind the scenes at Worthing Theatres! Come and see the control room, learn how the technicians work the lights and sound, join a back stage tour of the dressing rooms and see where the stars get ready to perform.

ALL VENUES

www.jiveaces.com

“One of the genuinely reliable things in a changing world." John Peel

ADMISSION FREE

PAVILION THEATRE

£15, £16, £17

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Wednesday 3rd February at 8pm

February

Friday 5th February at 7.30pm

Here it comes over the brow of the hilarity. It’s Tim Vine in a train. Stand back from the platform in case you get hit by a prop. Every carriage is packed full of gags. Can you hear them? Chug chug joke joke, chug chug, joke joke. Be on your guard. This train Timinates here. King of the one-liner and star of BBC1 Not Going Out tours the country with his brand new stand-up show with support from John Archer.

“No one else will give you as many gags for your money. Vine is superb...” The Guardian

“Vine is a supreme punmeister” Time Out

All £16

PAVILION THEATRE

Friday 5th February at 8pm You won’t believe your eyes or ears!

The Stones bring all the energy and excitement of a live Rolling Stones concert to the stage in a tribute to one of the greatest rock and roll bands in the world. The show is so close to the original that you will simply not believe your eyes or ears. Featuring all the Rolling Stones’ greatest hits from Satisfaction and Start Me Up to Honky Tonk Woman and Jumpin’ Jack Flash.

ASSEMBLY HALL

£16 (Concs £1.50 off)

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featuring SYLVIA ANDERSON

A unique live show featuring British TV/film pioneer Sylvia Anderson who was the unforgettable and aristocratic voice of Thunderbirds character ‘Lady Penelope’. International composer/record-producer David Courtney, ably guides the audience through Sylvia’s incredible personal journey from her long-awaited biography My Fab Years. Showing unique archive film footage of many classic TV shows, Thunderbirds, Stingray, Captain Scarlett and more.

PAVILION THEATRE

£14, £16

Saturday 6th February at 7.30pm

An Evening with Walton Come and join Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra and local massed choirs celebrating the music of great English composer Sir William Turner Walton. The evening includes Walton’s Belshazzar's Feast – one of the most popular works in the English choral repertoire – and a performance of his Facade Suite No. 1. Local composer Ian McCrae’s choral piece Caol I also features in this enjoyable evening of musical entertainment for everybody. Friends/Members WPO & WSS receive £1 discount. Under 16s & students £3

ASSEMBLY HALL

£8, £12, £15

Sat 6th February 7.30pm - 1am PAVILION THEATRE Tickets £15 For all dance events see page 40 27


February

Sunday 7th February at 7.30pm

A Kind of Magic will be in the air when The Bohemians use their mercurial talents to honour legendary rock band Queen. Formed in 1996, the band perform all over the world and have become one of the UK’s leading Queen tribute bands as well as one of the longest-standing. They made a much-coveted appearance at the Queen fan club convention as well as appearing on the same bill as Brian May at a celebration of Freddie Mercury’s birthday.

Thursday 11th February at 7.30pm AN EVENING OF CLAIRVOYANCE with

FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY

All £15

ASSEMBLY HALL

Friday 12th February at 8pm

Charles Ross, creator of the hugely successful One-Man Star Wars Trilogy, returns with his equally hilarious follow-up – One-Man Lord of the Rings – in which he recreates the enchanting world of Middle-earth, armed with nothing more than a pair of elbow pads and his imagination. No props or costumes are required as Ross hurtles through the Tolkien trilogy – The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers and The Return Of The King – in just 3,600 seconds of unbelievable kinetic entertainment. If you’ve seen the films, read the books and named your first-born Frodo, don’t miss Ross’s zany take on the ever-popular epic saga. ‘If you liked The Lord of the Rings trilogy, you'll love Charlie Ross' version - and if you didn't, well, at least his is shorter’ – Sir Ian McKellen The Lord of the Rings and the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Tolkien Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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All £14.50

“Startlingly accurate” DAILY EXPRESS

Joe Power is the exciting Liverpudlian medium taking the psychic world by storm. The accuracy of his private readings, public demonstrations and celebrity predictions are creating a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic. Joe is renowned as the medium that brought through the voice of John Lennon on US TV show, The Spirit of John Lennon. His Scouse humour provides an exceptional evening of clairvoyance and seeks to prove that your loved ones live on. As seen on Loose Women and Psychic Investigators. www.joepower.co.uk

All £15

PAVILION THEATRE

Saturday 13th February at 7.30pm

Combine Strictly Come Dancing and the Gene Krupa Uptown Orchestra - net result ... Strictly 'Drum' Dancing! A dance and music spectacular with Strictly Come Dancing professionals, world championship Lindy Hoppers, choreography by Richard Marcel from ‘Strictly’ and the Gene Krupa Band. Add the dancing skills of Andrew Cuerden, Hannah Haraala, Moe Sakan and Andy Spitz and the music of legendary American drummer Gene Krupa and you have an unforgettable show.

www.masterspiece.eu

PAVILION THEATRE

£17.50, £19.50

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The award-winning Zippos Circus returns to Worthing Theatres for the February half-term holiday, with a brand-new circus show!

"pure entertainment and unbelievable value for money" THE STAGE

"You’re never too young, or too old to vist Zippos” - TIME OUT

Ringmaster David Hibling will again bring a troupe of world-class circus artistes from the Big Top to the stage in an all-new show for 2010. With graceful and daring aerial trapeze, acrobatics, clowning and comedy - all the glamour and magic of the circus for the whole family. No wonder Zippos has been voted Britain’s Best Circus!

PAVILION THEATRE Tuesday 16th to Sunday 21st February

Tuesday to Thursday 2.30pm and 5.30pm Friday and Saturday 2.30pm and 7pm • Sunday 11am and 2.30pm Tickets: £12 • Concessions £2 off • Family of 4: £40

10% OFF ALL TICKETS PURCHASED BEFORE JANUARY 3RD 2010. www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

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February

Friday 19th February at 7.30pm

Saturday 20th February at 7.30pm

“They’re just the best band of their kind in the world.” Sir Elton John, G.Q Magazine A celebratory concert by The Overtures packed with great music by all the classic artists of the 60s. It has fantastic visual footage as the backdrop, including archive material from each town hosting the show. Add in guest appearances, fab 60s costumes and of course The Overtures’ own inimitable performance and you’ve got a show which is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Let yourself be taken on an unforgettable journey with the songs, stars and images of pop music’s greatest decade.

www.bootlegsixties.com

ASSEMBLY HALL

£15, £16

The music of all your favourite 50s artists with the hottest, rocking, jumping, jiving backing band! Rock around the clock for two glorious hours of nostalgia. Dust off your draped jacket and blue suede shoes! http://www.shakerattleandrollonline.com *plus £1 per ticket for card bookings

ASSEMBLY HALL

£17.50, £18.50*

Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th February at 7.30pm Matinee: Saturday 2.30pm Ian Dickens Productions present the revival of the smash-hit comedy The Tart and the Vicar’s Wife featuring an all-star cast. Glenda and Robert Parry were the archetypal successful couple until Robert decided to devote his life to God and become a vicar after being delivered unscathed from a horrendous car crash. Glenda finds herself thrust into a new life, struggling to make ends meet and dealing with an identity crisis. When Robert leaves for a four-week seminar, Glenda turns to her friends for support, all of whom are in similar financial distress. A millionaire arrives in the village to seek help exorcising his haunted manor house but he meets Glenda and her friends who discover just how far each of them will go for money! The only person who interrupts their exploits is the vicar’s curate, Henry, who appears at the most inopportune moments. The Tart and the Vicar’s Wife is a fantastic evening’s entertainment entwined with a topical credit-crunch theme that will strike a chord with everybody. ‘an hilarious evening's entertainment' - UK Theatre Magazine 'without a doubt, one of the most enjoyable comedy dramas I've ever seen ... Book your seats as a matter of urgency'- Public Reviews 'sexy, hilarious and side-splitting... 5/5’ - Joyti Shanti freelance journalist Concs £1 off

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£12.50, £15, £17.50 according to performance

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Friday 26th February at 8pm

February

Sunday 28th February at 6.30pm

The Bon Jovi Experience is an outstanding tribute to Bon Jovi. They are the only Bon Jovi tribute band in the world to have actually played and shared a stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself! Recreating the excitement of Bon Jovi and performing all the great hits Livin’ On a Prayer, Keep the Faith, Bad Medicine, You Give Love a Bad Name and many more.

Concs £1 off

ASSEMBLY HALL

£16 (Concs £1.50 off)

The world-renowned Moscow Ballet La Classique in a dramatic production of this timeless favourite set to Tchaikovsky's superb score. The company was founded in 1990 with ballet dancers from the leading theatres of the CIS Countries and the Bolshoi, Kirov and Ballet Theatres of Kiev and Odessa. An all-round favourite, all leading dancers want to perform Swan Lake during their careers and all audiences want to see them dance the ultimate fairytale ballet.

PAVILION THEATRE

£16, £19, £20.50

Welcome to drama at Worthing Theatres!

We are proud to bring top-notch drama and a whole host of famous names to our theatres in a variety of different plays. Whatever you like, we can tickle your taste buds from murder to comedy to musicals. Why not book a box at the Connaught Theatre and make your occasion even more special?

Box seats are an additional £1.50 per ticket and a box must be booked for four or six people. www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

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Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th October Evenings at 7.30pm • Matinees Wed 2pm & Sat 2.30pm New End Theatre presents

By Chris Burgess Direction and musical staging by Stewart Nicholls Musical direction by Neil MacDonald Heathrow Airport. 1970. The legendary Dietrich and her great friend Noël Coward are stranded in a V.I.P lounge … and she pours out her heart to him. “Poor darling glamorous stars, their lives are so lonely and wretched. Nothing but applause, flowers, and Rolls-Royces. It’s too pathetic and wrings the heart.” - Noël Coward’s Diaries But Marlene has news that alarms even the facetious Mr Coward … news that revives memories of the war, and her painful return to Berlin in 1960. After lunch (and the interval) Marlene and Noël treat the audience to the comic mayhem of a dress-run of a combined concert. Nothing goes as planned but as they rehearse, they feature all their hit songs from Lilli Marlene and London Pride to Naughty Lola and Mad About the Boy. KATE O’MARA has played vamps in Dynasty, Howard’s Way and Doctor Who. On stage she has played Shakespeare, Shaw, Wilde, Fry, Eliot and Stoppard. FRANK BARRIE, a leading actor in Olivier’s National Theatre Company, has played a vast number of major roles on stage and TV and has performed his award- winning show MACREADY! in sixty-five countries to date.

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Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th October Evenings at 7.30pm • Matinees Wed 2pm & Sat 2.30pm

‘No thriller writer outside of Agatha Christie and Edgar Wallace has ever had more West End hits’ INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE

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Monday 16th to Saturday 21st November Evenings at 7.30pm • Matinees Wed 2pm & Sat 2.30pm

One of the West End’s biggest comedy hits is set to take the UK by storm as Bill Kenwright’s critically acclaimed ‘Savagely Funny’, ‘Seriously Hilarious’ and ‘Dazzling’ production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Absurd Person Singular comes to Worthing for one week only. It's party time at the Hopcroft’s and the only present they want is to succeed in scaling the social ladder. Havoc ensues at the drinks party they hold to impress their high-powered friends - but that's nothing compared to what happens over the next two years when the friends return their hospitality! 34

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PAVILION THEATRE

Monday 12th - Saturday 17th April at 8pm Matinees: Tues - Thur & Sat 2pm and Fri & Sat 5pm Having enjoyed sensational reviews, Bill Kenwright’s ‘Amazing’, ‘Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance.

CRAIG CHALMERS, one of the most popular finalists in the hit BBC series Any

Dream Will Do (watched by millions every Saturday night) returns in the title role, having delighted TV audiences week after week with his vocal talents. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Any Dream Will Do, Close Ev’ry Door To Me and One More Angel.

‘A superb piece of entertainment. I was thrilled’ Daily Mirror

‘Joseph returns in all its glory’ Daily Mail

Mon - Thur evenings: £20, £22, £24 Tues - Thur mats & Fri 5pm: £18, £20, £22 Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm, 5pm & 8pm: £22, £24, £26 Mon evening special offer: £5 off top price ticket, £4 off both other prices

Joseph bursts on to the stage at Easter in Worthing – so book your tickets now and be part of the magic!

Special Discounts: Tues - Sat mats & Tues - Thur eves: Concessions £2 off all prices • Family Ticket (4 seats to include at least 2 children) £2 off all prices • Groups 10+: £3 off all prices

Craig Chalmers will not appear in all twelve performances. Please contact the Box office for further details.

Tues - Sat Mats: Youth Groups & Schools of 10+: All seats £9.50

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AT THE ASSEMBLY HALL Sunday 13th September at 2.45pm • Soloist: IDIL BIRET - Piano

Parisian Gems

Haydn - Symphony No. 85 in B flat ‘La Reine’ • Saint-Saëns - Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor Delibes - Pizzicato (Sylvia) • Fauré - Ballade for piano and orchestra • Mozart Symphony No 31 in D major ‘Paris’

Sunday 11th October at 2.45pm • Soloist: NICOLA BENEDETTI - Violin

Russian Romantics

Mussorgsky/Rimsky Korsakov - Night on a Bare Mountain • Glazunov - Violin Concerto in A minor Massenet - Méditation from Thaïs • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E minor

Sunday 8th November at 2.45pm • Soloist: ANTHONY HEWITT - Piano

Remembrance Sunday

Walton - Spitfire Prelude & Fugue • Barber - Adagio for strings Rakhmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor • Elgar - Symphony No. 1 in A flat major

Sunday 6th December at 2.30pm • Alassio Orchestra & Worthing Philharmonic Choir Conductor: MARCUS MARTIN Soloist: PHILIP EDWARDS - Clarinet Principal WSO

Conductor JOHN GIBBONS

Christmas Fantasia

Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Ballet Music Leopold Mozart - Sleigh Ride Eric Coates - The Three Bears Fantasy John Rutter - Carols Rossini - Andante and Variations for clarinet & orchestra

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Sunday 3rd January at 2.45pm Soloist: IAN FOUNTAIN - Piano

Viennese Bonbons

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major J. Strauss II - The Blue Danube Waltz, Tik-Tak Polka, Vienna Bonbons Waltz, Champagne Polka, Indigo March, Perpetuum Mobile plus music by other members of the Strauss dynasty.

Sunday 14th February at 2.45pm • WORTHING YOUTH PROM

Valentine’s Day Love Music

WEST SUSSEX COUNTY YOUTH ORCHESTRA with ANNA GORBACHYOVA - soprano and DOMINIC NATOLI - tenor Rossini - Overture to Tancredi • Donizetti - Arias and duets from L’elisir d’amore Puccini - La Bohème Act I love duet • Delius - The Walk to the Paradise Garden Khachaturian - Spartacus (excerpts) including the ‘Onedin Line’ theme

Sunday 7th March at 2.45pm • PRECOCIOUS PRODIGIES Saturday 22nd May at 7.30pm • LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY Tickets: £15, £20 and £23 • Alassio Concert Orchestra: £14.50, £17.50 and £20. Youth Prom: all tickets £10 • Sussex Intermational Piano Competition - Semi Final: £10. Students and under 16s: £5 any concert.

The more concerts you book the more you save! Pick up a copy of our WSO brochure or visit our website.

We are delighted to host the first Sussex International Piano Competition in Worthing, which is held under the auspices of Worthing Symphony Orchestra and Worthing Symphony Society. The competition, sponsored by Bluthner Piano Centre, will bring many of the world’s finest young piano virtuosi to Worthing. Friday 9th April • SEMI-FINALS afternoon session starts at 2.00 pm evening session starts at 6.00 pm Sunday 11th April • GRAND FINAL commences at 2.45pm

The competition is a member of the Alink-Argerich Foundation

www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

www.sussexipc.co.uk

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Regular Events Indoor Markets

11th October • 1st November • 7th February 2010 70 varied stalls to browse from.

Gift Fairs

25th October • 15th November The ideal place to buy your gifts.

Christmas Craft Fair 22nd November • Gifts galore for Christmas! PAVILION THEATRE • 10.30am to 4.30pm ADMISSION FREE!

For stall bookings, please call Stephanie on 01903 231799

Antique Fair 17th Jan • 10am to 4pm

ASSEMBLY HALL Admission £1

Enquiries and stall bookings - ARUN FAIRS 01903 734112

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Monday 26th October at 7.45pm

SPECIAL HALF-TERM ATTRACTION

The best value show in town! Thrills, excitement and drama from the top rope and beyond with a big international line-up. Just the ticket for all the family. Book early!

Saturday 21st November 7.45pm

THE BIG SATURDAY SHOW

They don’t have wrestling in Worthing on a Saturday, do they? Well, they do now! The giants of the grappling game are back for another one-off dose of Saturday night action.

Wednesday 30th December 7.45pm

THE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

It’s become a tradition like the panto or ice show. Bring the kids, bring granny! You dare not miss it!

ADVANCE BOOKINGS: £10 ringside reserved (Family of 4: £36). £9 unreserved (family of 4: £32) Door: £11 ringside, £10 unreserved.

Box Office 01903 206 206


For just £20 a year, become a Friend and enjoy superb benefits - 10% off up to 9 tickets for any live shows plus the latest films - 10% off meals in the Denton Lounge - invitations to social events and show previews - free play programmes - regular newsletters and exclusive show offers and discounts with local businesses.* To find out how you can become a Friend of Worthing Theatres or gift a Friendship, visit our website, call 01903 206 206 or pop into a box office. *SOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY • Concessions apply to Over 60s, Full-time Students, those in receipt of Income Support and Registered Disabled.

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ASSEMBLY HALL • Tuesdays 2pm - 4.30pm Tickets £3.20 including a cup of tea

OCT - 6th Michael Wooldridge • 13th Chris Stanbury • 20th Andrew Varley • 27th Sue & Roger NOV - 3rd Larry Green • 17th Andrew Varley • 24th Michael Wooldridge DEC - 1st Larry Green • 8th Andrew Varley • 22nd Sue & Roger JAN - 5th Michael Wooldridge • 12th Chris Stanbury • 19th Larry Green • 26th Andrew Varley no dances 10th November, Sunday 24th January 10.30am to 4.30pm ALL DAY TEA DANCE Pavilion Theatre with Sue & Roger. Tickets £5 including tea and biscuits. 15th and 29th December

ASSEMBLY HALL Same dates as Tea Dance

ALL NEW CLASSES commence Tuesday 6th October Tickets: £5.50 per 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm • BEGINNERS’ BALLROOM AND LATIN CLASS evening. Pay on door or book in 8.45 pm – 9.45 pm IMPROVERS’ BALLROOM AND LATIN CLASS (Richmond Room) advance on All above tuition by Gloria Hooper A.I.S.T.D. & L.I.S.T.D. 01903 206206. Licensed Bar BELLY DANCING CLASSES (Richmond Room) • 6.45 pm – 7.45 pm Beginners Free Car Park 7.45 pm – 8.45 pm Improvers • Tuition by Eve Lace – Sahari Zari Dancers STRICTLY FOR KIDS Classes in BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCING For 5 to 15 year olds • £3 per class 6 – 6.30 pm BEGINNERS • 6.30 pm – 7.15 pm IMPROVERS • Mum and Dad have a drink while you wait! 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm SOCIAL/PRACTICE DANCE With Sue and Roger For information on Tuesday dancing contact Sue & Roger of ‘Partners’ on 01903 203192 • www.partnersdancing.co.uk

Saturday 17th October 7.45pm to 11.30pm • ASSEMBLY HALL • Tickets: £10 advance, £12 door THE LAST WURLITZER DANCE with PHIL KELSALL, IAIN FLITCROFT and LEN RAWLE Sat 31st October 7.45pm to midnight • PAVILION THEATRE • £20 advance, £25 door HALLOWEEN BALL with ROSS MITCHELL & HIS BAND and SINGERS plus Sue & Roger and Ballroom cabaret by ANDREY SIRBU & ALEXANDRA HIXSON Thurs 31st Dec 8pm to 1am • ASSEMBLY HALL • Tickets: £12 advance only

THE “HEAVEN and HELL” NEW YEAR’S EVE BALL

with Sue & Roger and Latin cabaret by WAYNE and GAYNOR RYAN Sat 23rd Jan 7.45pm to midnight • PAVILION THEATRE • £20 advance, £25 door THE MAYOR’S 1920s CHARITY BALL in aid of the Mayor’s charities with TODD MILLER and THE JOE LOSS ORCHESTRA, Sue & Roger and Ballroom/Latin cabaret by RICHARD STILL & MORGAN HEMPHILL Sat 6th February 7.30pm - 1am • PAVILION THEATRE • Tickets £15

... presents the 8th annual rock ‘n’ roll dance with three bands playing 50s music - THE JIVE ROMEROS, THE SPITFIRES and THE AMAZNG KING CATS and WOLFIE SMITH as D.J. Late bar and food, dance competition, stalls.

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Films *12th Sep Monsters vs Aliens (PG) 19th Sep *26th Sep *3rd Oct 10th Oct 17th Oct 24th Oct *31st Oct 7th Nov 14th Nov 21st Nov 28th Nov

Doors Open 1.30pm Film starts 2pm Admission £4 includes FREE cup of tea or coffee

Film ends 12.05pm

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (PG) 12.15pm 12.05pm Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (U) 12.10pm Coraline (PG) 11.55am Aliens in the Attic (PG) TBC UP (TBC) E TBC UP (TBC) E 12.05pm Hocus Pocus (PG) 12 noon G Force (U) 12.15pm Imagine That (PG) 12 noon Shorts (PG) 12.20pm Bandslam (PG)

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LAST CHANCE HARVEY (12A) 107mins MY SISTER’S KEEPER (12A) 109mins DORIAN GRAY (15) 112mins AFRICAN QUEEN (PG) 104mins COCO BEFORE CHANEL (12A) 110mins FROZEN RIVER (15) 97mins BORN FREE (U) 90mins ALL ABOUT EVE (U) 138mins BROKEN EMBRACES (15) 128mins NORTH BY NORTHWEST (PG) 136mins TBC THE APARTMENT (PG) 125mins NINE (cert and runtime tbc) WHITE CHRISTMAS (U) 115mins TBC

Disabled Access at the Connaught Theatre and 2Screen Cinema includes lift and access to Fraser’s Bar and Screen 2 (upstairs) and wheelchair positions. Advanced booking is strongly advised as spaces are limited for health and safety reasons.

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Every Saturday at 10.15am Please note: For the autumn season all shows listed are in Screen2 except those marked *Screen1 All seats only £2 except UPE on 17th and 24th October when all seats are £4 Box seats 50p extra CHRISTMAS PROGRAMME TO BE CONFIRMED

PARKING DEALS

We have teamed up with NCP in Worthing and can offer our customers a special parking deal see page 45 ....

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Films

Connaught 2Screen Cinema Opens Friday 11th September

Dorian Gray (15) 112 mins This brand new big-screen version of Oscar Wilde’s spine-chilling tale, from the director of The Importance of Being Earnest, tells of naïve Dorian (Ben Barnes), a vulnerable youth who gets corrupted into leading a life of guilt-free hedonism by the rich, charismatic Henry (Colin Firth). In order to sustain his insatiable desire for pleasures of the flesh, Dorian sells his soul and while his body no longer ages, the sinister secret behind his eternal youth remains hidden in his attic.

Opens Friday 25th September

Fame (cert and runtime tbc)

This modern-day remake of the Oscar-winning 1980s musical follows a talented group of students during their four years at the New York Academy of Performing Arts. From the first audition through to their final graduation, each artist strives for a moment in the spotlight - discover which of them has the talent, drive, dedication and discipline to achieve their ultimate goal – ‘fame’. Pull on those legwarmers and get ready to ‘live forever!’ www.generationfame.com

These films are just a taster of what’s on this Autumn. Pick up a film leaflet or visit our website for up-to-date information.

Opens Friday 25th September

Surrogates (cert and runtime tbc) In an alternate future where humans live in isolation and only experience life vicariously through remote-controlled robotic versions of themselves, withdrawn FBI Agent Greer (Bruce Willis) uses his own ‘surrogate’ to investigate a series of murders. In order to hunt the serial killer and unravel the conspiracy behind the deaths, Greer must venture outside his home for the first time in years. This action-packed, high-tech thriller, based on the hit comic-book of the same name, is a must-see for all fans of Blade Runner and asks: in a world of masks, who is real and who can you trust?

Opens Friday 16th October

UP (cert and runtime tbc)

HALF-TERM SPECIAL

This new comedy adventure from Disney Pixar, the makers of Toy Story and WALL-E, follows 78-year-old Carl Fredrickson as he attaches thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to a distant land without realising that eight year old Wilderness Explorer Russell is also on board! Together they embark on an epic escapade, encountering wild terrain, talking dogs, an evil villain and a rare bird named Kevin! Perfect October half-term entertainment! www.disney.go.com/disneypictures/up/

Opens Friday 13th November

2012 (cert and runtime tbc) This big-budget action movie from the director of Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow asks what will happen if the ancient Mayan prophecies are correct – what if the world is going to end in 2012? Starring John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Thandi Newton and Danny Glover, this action-packed blockbuster follows the heroic struggle to survive after a global cataclysm brings about the end of the world. www.whowillsurvive2012.com

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Opens Friday 27th November

Gala Screening - Friday 27th Nov at 7.30pm

Nine (cert and runtime tbc) Based on the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, this dazzling showstopper is inspired by the life of Italian film director Federico Fellini. It tells the story of Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis), a world famous director suffering a mid-life crisis which blocks his creative impulses and entangles him in a web of romantic difficulties. From the director of Chicago, the film stars Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz and Sophia Loren as the glamorous women in his life and features the memorable songs Not Since Chaplin and Be Italian. Don’t miss this stunning musical extravaganza!

Opens Friday 18th December

St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold (cert and runtime tbc)

When the un-teachable girls of St Trinian’s discover their beloved headmistress Miss Fritton (Rupert Everett) is related to a famous pirate, they decide to set sail on a quest for buried treasure. This sequel to the hilarious 2007 comedy reunites Colin Firth, Russell Brand and Gemma Arterton in a swashbuckling tale of high-jinks on the high-seas.

Opens Saturday 26th December

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (cert and runtime tbc)

In this all-singing and dancing sequel, adoptive parent Dave (Jason Lee) decides that Alvin, Simon and Theodore must get an education - without realising the chipmunks feel out of place in a human high school. A battle of the bands gives them a chance to prove themselves, but unscrupulous record producer Ian, released from jail, vows revenge on the tiny superstars for putting him behind bars. He finds his own rodents of rock - The Chipettes - who may be more than a match for Alvin and his brothers.

Coming soon

Invention of Lying (12A) 100 mins

A romantic comedy set in a parallel world where people can only tell the truth, until down-on-his-luck writer Mark (Ricky Gervais) suddenly develops the ability to lie and finds that dishonesty can have its rewards. Also starring Jennifer Garner and Rob Lowe.

TICKET PRICES: Evenings - Full price £6.50 Concessions - 50p off Shows up to 6pm - all seats £5 Box seats £1 extra per ticket Tickets for films normally go on sale 2 – 3 weeks before the advertised date when the certificate and running times are released www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

PARKING DEALS WE HAVE TEAMED UP WITH NCP IN WORTHING AND ARE ABLE OFFER OUR CUSTOMERS A SPECIAL PARKING DEAL see page 45 43


How to book ... pavilion theatre and pavilion picturehouse

BOOKING OPTIONS Choose your seats online at: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk (excludes wheelchair and group bookings). Telephone: please call 01903 206 206 between 9.30am and 8pm Monday to Saturday; 11am to 8pm on Sunday. For advance bookings please note £1.50 is charged per transaction, regardless of number of shows booked and includes postage. Bookings made within 3 days of any event may only be collected and will be available from box office one hour prior to performance.

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In person: Bookings can be made in person at the Connaught and Pavilion Theatre Box offices - opening times vary.

PAYMENT

Credit Cards and Debit Cards accepted We do not accept American Express.

Tickets will not be reserved without payment, with the exception of group bookings of ten or more people. We reserve the right to suspend reservations where necessary.

DISCOUNTS connaught theatre and cinema (screen one)

Where stated, concessions may apply to: Seniors (60 plus); Full-time students; Income Support; Children (2-16 years) and Registered Disabled Persons. Please check when booking. Proof may be required. Group discounts are usually available for parties of 10 or more. Please note that only one discount applies per ticket and certain discounts are not available online. Advance price tickets available until 4pm on the day of performance.

EXCHANGES AND REFUNDS Tickets may be exchanged at our box office for a small charge. We regret that exchanges cannot be made on the day, or after, the event in question.

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Refunds are only available to those who have taken out Ticketplan Protection. Terms and Conditions apply.

Ticketplan Protection Insurance for just £1.50 a ticket Peace of mind for just £1.50. This is a service which will protect your tickets in case you are unable to attend due to: 1. Accident, unexpected illness or death • 2. Failure or delay of public transport. 3. Breakdown, fire or theft of private transport. The scheme is administered by Alliance Cornhill Insurance. Please enquire at the box office for further details.

Box Office correspondence to: Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1LG

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How to find us.... Special Requirements Staff at all our venues are always happy to assist. Please make any special requirements known at the time of booking. Advanced booking strongly advised as spaces are limited for health & safety reasons.

Facilities for patrons with disabilities ... Wheelchair access? Loop system? Guide Dogs permitted? Disabled toilet facilities?

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Remember that the ‘T’ switch on hearing aids also stands for ‘Theatre’. Headsets are available on request at the Connaught Theatre. NB: At certain shows it will not be possible to operate the loop system. Disabled access at the Connaught Theatre and 2Screen Cinema includes lift access to Fraser’s Bar and Screen 2 (upstairs). It is usually possible to arrange a combination of wheelchair and standard seating to allow patrons to sit together at all venues, please state any requirements you may have when booking. Patrons with guide dogs are requested to sit in the areas reserved for wheelchairs in all venues to safely accommodate the dog with the owner. Registered carers accompanying registered disabled patrons may qualify for concessionary tickets, proof will be required.

Travelling to Worthing Theatres CAR PARKING DEAL

We are now able to offer our customers special rates in conjunction with NCP: High Street multi-storey car park at the Guildbourne Centre 5 minutes walk from the Connaught, 10 minutes walk from the Pavilion Theatre and the Assembly Hall. Monday to Saturday - Enter the car park after 1pm and pay £1.20 per hour with a maximum charge of £6 up to 24 hours. Validate your car park ticket at the Pavilion and Connaught box offices to receive this special rate. After 6pm and on Sundays The rate is £1 per hour up to a maximum of £3.

FREE PARKING is available at the Civic Centre car park. adjacent to the Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road after 4pm Monday to Friday, after 6pm on Saturday and all day Sunday.

BY TRAIN

Worthing is on the main south coast line with frequent trains from Chichester, Bognor, London, Littlehampton and other towns. For enquiries, please contact 08457 484950. All venues are within a 20 minute walk of the station. There is a taxi rank outside the station.

BY BUS

Regular services run throughout the year - please call 0871 200 2233 for timetables.

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PLEASE NOTE

Car park charges may change as car parks are operated by NCP. We regret there is no disabled parking on the Pavilion promenade.

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