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Welcome to a brand new season Thanks to a grant from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, The Hawth is set to bring some of the best international artists and culturally diverse work to the town over the next two years as part of Going Global. The funding allows us to build on previous work in programming quality theatre, dance, music and visual arts from around the world as well as presenting work for developing communities in the town and helping to create new work. For further details see page 5 Book Online www.hawth.co.uk

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Highlights at The Hawth

Contents

Dance fans are in a for a treat this Spring

best local talent, there are also opportunities

04-05 for you at the hawth

as The Hawth presents everything from the

to get your own dancing shoes on with

06-31 Live entertainment

splendour of classical ballet with Moscow

a series of workshops with professional

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City Ballet to acclaimed contemporary

dancers.

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other events

companies Balletboyz, Jasmin Vardimon

There’s plenty to laugh about with Jimmy

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Company and Phoenix Dance Theatre as well

Carr’s Laughter Therapy Show, which sold

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crawley library

as popular favourites Spirit of the Dance and

out last October, leading a season featuring

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Britain’s Got Talent stars Flawless.

Mark Steel, Lenny Henry, Micky Flanagan,

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community arts

Along with a showcase for East Asian dancers

Edinburgh Festival hits Pappy’s and the

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dance workshops

and choreographers and a chance to see the

regular Barnstormers Comedy Club.

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booking and access

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Business opportunities

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Don’t miss... Moscow City Ballet 14 – 16 February

Lee Mead 19 February

Balletboyz 4 March

Phoenix Dance 6 April

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The Hawth ArtsCafé Combine your theatre visit with a meal, or meet up with friends over coffee at The Hawth’s ArtsCafé. With its warm and inviting atmosphere and friendly service, the ArtsCafé offers a wide selection of fresh salads and light bites, home made cakes and pastries. If you fancy something a bit more substantial choose from freshly filled breads and jackets, Mediterranean dishes, burgers and grills. We also have daily chef’s specials and a children’s menu. ArtsCafé is open Monday – Friday from 11am for breakfast, coffee, tea, soft drinks and cakes and then from 12pm – 2pm for our full lunch menu. The ArtsCafé and bar are also open evenings and weekends prior to all shows. Pre-show meals can be purchased up to two hours prior to most performances until 30 minutes before a show. Tables can be reserved by phoning 01293 438150.

Free wi-fi is now available throughout the building.

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A Night Less Ordinary, the Arts Council England scheme in association with Metro offering FREE tickets for shows on Tuesday to Thursday nights for anyone under 26 finishes at the end of February. There will be lots of great offers for under 26s to come, so join our enewsletter list at www.hawth.co.uk and click the ‘Join our email list’ link and tick A Night Less Ordinary.

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Access Performances

Forthcoming performances which will also be BSL interpreted include: Gatwick Airport Pantomime Society - Cinderella all performances 2 – 6 February Stepping Out East Contemporary Dance and Movement Workshop Sat 29 January 4pm – 6pm Performances which will also be Audio Described: Gatwick Airport Pantomime Society - Cinderella Sat 5 February 2.30pm Talking Programmes are available prior to the following performances: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Great Composers: Tchaikovsky Fri 12 November 7.30pm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Great Composers: Beethoven Sun 22 May 7.30pm This brochure is available in large print, Braille, audio tape/cd and emailed text versions on request from the box office. For further details including discounted ticket prices please contact the box office on 01293 553636

Going global You can look forward to entertainment from some of the best international artists at The Hawth over the next two years thanks to support from National Lottery through Arts Council England. Going Global will build on The Hawth’s previous work celebrating diverse cultures and will present, create and support artists and communities from all over the world. In this brochure you’ll find performers from China, Israel, Japan, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Taiwan and Ukraine and there’s much more to look forward to over the next two years! So get ready to travel the world and experience something new at The Hawth!

Going Global is proudly sponsored by

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Fri 7 January

Thur 27 January

Sun 30 January

8pm • Theatre

8pm • Theatre

12noon – 2.30pm • Spotlight

Jimmy Carr

That’ll Be The Day

Jazz Lunch

The Ding Foundation

Laughter Therapy

Prepare for a party as the UK’s most successful touring rock ‘n’ roll production returns with a 25th anniversary show.

with Dick Pearce and Shane Hill

Hanging By A Thread

The ‘Chet Baker cool’ of Dick Pearce’s trumpet and flugelhorn and Shane Hill’s guitar combine for a relaxing Sunday jazz lunch.

A yarn knitted from old jumpers, worn, torn and reborn into characters, landscapes and a misshapen story. Cared for by her daughter, an old woman has knitted herself into her bed – a bed which has a powerful and surprising will of its own. Using puppetry, objects, performers and music, this is theatre that is both playful and hypnotic, spellbinding and absurd.

If you have a sick sense of humour maybe laughter is the best medicine. Not to be taken if you have a sensitive disposition. Recommended dose: one new show to be taken annually (I said annually). Suitable for ages 16 plus. Please note this is the same show as the October 2010 date. www.jimmycarr.com

Bringing on back the good times with a combination of the most popular feel-good comedy routines and hits from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s which have been performed in the show over the last 25 years. Guaranteed to get you on your feet and dancing before the night is over, this is one birthday party not to miss! www.thatllbetheday.com Pre-Show Offer: Special of the Day plus a dessert for £10.50. To reserve a table call 01293 438150.

Dick Pearce played for many years in Ronnie Scott’s quintet and Shane regularly plays with Maria Ewing. Enjoy the music alongside a traditional roast with a choice of meats followed by a dessert of your choice. Fish and vegetarian options available.

Tue 1 February 7.45pm • Studio

www.myspace.com/thedingfoundation

Advance booking is essential for this very popular afternoon.

‘part of a growing strand of British theatre that recognises puppets can sometimes connect with audiences more directly than human performers’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Tickets: £25

Tickets: £22

comedy

Tickets: £17.50

Music

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11). Schools: £8

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Thur 3 February 7:30pm • Studio Step Out Arts

Stepping Out East

Wed 2 – Sun 6 February Wed 6pm, Thur 7pm, Fri & Sat 7.30pm, Sat & Sun 2.30pm Theatre Gatwick Airport Pantomime Society

Cinderella By Peter Denyer The award-winning GAPS is back with its 21st production, which will be given the usual innovative treatment with sparkles and laughter aplenty! GAPS is an amateur group of mainly airport workers with a penchant for feathers and sequins. All profits are given to local charities.

A showcase for British East Asian choreographers and dancers featuring four works - The Art of Forgetting choreographed by Lucia Tong (Hong Kong) explores memory and forgetting, The Other Side by Julia Cheng (UK) is inspired by the Morecambe Bay tragedy, Re-encounter by Yuyu Rau (Taiwan) combines dance, music and song from different cultures and the final piece, New Beats is by deaf dancer Chisato Minamimura (Japan), a former member of CandoCo Dance. Open workshop with Chisato Minamimura on Sat 29 January see page 41. Free post show discussion with all four choreographers and BSL interpreter. www.stepoutarts.co.uk A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

All performances will be BSL interpreted. The Saturday 2.30pm performance will be audio described. www.gatwickpanto.co.uk Hire - A GAPS (amateur) production

Tickets: Wed & Thur: £12, (discounts: Wed: £9, Thur: £10), Fri & Sat 7.30pm: £16, Sat & Sun 2.30pm: £12

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Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11). Schools: £8 Performance and Workshop: £16

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Fri 4 February

Mon 7 February

Tue 8 February

8.15pm • Studio

10.30am & 1.30pm • Theatre

8pm • Theatre

Barnstormers Comedy Club

Shakespeare 4 Kidz

Mark Steel

The perfect way to start the weekend!

Suitable for children aged 7-12 years

Each month our resident compere introduces three of the funniest, cleverest and maybe even the silliest comedians on the London comedy circuit.

Fairies and fun, royalty and romance, magic and misunderstandings: A Midsummer Night’s Dream has them all.

For latest news on the line-up, check the website. Over 18s only please unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Bard’s comedy gets a musical transformation from Shakespeare 4 Kidz, whose dazzling version has proved a huge hit. Enchanting entertainment for people of all ages with famous lines woven into easy-to-understand modern language - a dream come true! Education support information available from www.hawth.co.uk www.shakespeare4kidz.com

Commentator and stand-up comedian Mark Steel, presenter of The Mark Steel Solution (Radio 4) and The Mark Steel Lectures (BBC2) brings his brilliant comic musings to Crawley for one night only. Mark also writes a weekly column for the Independent and is a regular on Radio 4’s Loose Ends and The News Quiz. www.marksteelinfo.com

‘He’s a man with a passionate desire to communicate his ideas, who is also very funny’

www.barnstormerscomedy.com

The Guardian

Tickets: £10 in advance (£27.50 for three successive shows). £12 on the door. Students: £8.50

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Tickets: £16 (child/schools: £10)

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Wed 9 February 7.30pm • Theatre Jasmin Vardimon Company

Directed and choreographed by Jasmin Vardimon Throughout her career, Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Jasmin Vardimon has illustrated the power to grip and seduce audiences; exciting with athletic prowess, lulling through quiet beauty and tearing our emotions with a gutsy voice of intention. Man’s inhumanity to man never ceases to stun each generation. 7734 questions the human forces and weaknesses that have manufactured hell on earth, whilst illuminating both our capacity for survival and the poetry of hope. Vardimon’s visceral choreography and use of video integration dramatically combine with text, music and awe-inspiring performances by a nine-strong company of international performers. Suitable for ages 14 plus. www.jasminvardimon.com A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

‘Dangerous and beautiful. Impassioned and remarkable’ Daily Mail

Tickets: £15 (discounts: £12.50). Schools: £7.50

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Thur 10 February 7.30pm • Theatre

Lenny Henry Cradle To Rave A brand new one man show from Lenny Henry, fresh from his awardwinning stint in Northern Broadside’s Othello. Lenny returns to his roots with a funky, funny and touching show about the thing he loves most: music.

Day for Night Theatre & Community Arts Theatre Workshop

Wed 9 & Fri 11 February

Thur 10 & Sat 12 February

7.30pm • Studio

7.30pm • Studio

A Festival of American and British Theatre

‘Never knowing who to cling to when the rain set in’

‘Let your honesty shine, shine, shine now’

Marrying Diana: Matters of Life and Death

Savage in Limbo

Landscape and Night

Baby with the Bathwater

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Suppose: You have a baby but prefer hiding behind the fridge?

Members of Community Arts Theatre Company course celebrate theatre from both sides of the Atlantic in two triple bills.

What if: Princess Di (instead of being in that car) ran away to Cornwall and got a job in Asda? What if: you started sharing pretzels with a complete stranger in a Bronx bar? Please note: Productions contain strong language and adult themes

What if: you are with someone…but they are not with you?

A Crawley Community Arts production

www.lennyhenry.com

The Final Frontier

Suppose: You talk all the time but no one’s listening? Suppose: You are the only people left in New York and the jukebox smells like burning…?

‘I strongly recommend Day For Night’ Time Out

Tickets: £6.50 (discounts: £5.50). See both performances: £10 (discounts: £9). Open University students: £4.50. (£8 for both performances)

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Cradle To Rave is a musical journey, exploring the role music has played, and will play, at every stage of Lenny’s life from the womb to the tomb. Hit it!

Tickets: £23.50

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Fri 11 February

Sat 12 February

Sun 13 February

7.30pm • Theatre

8pm • Theatre

3pm • Theatre

From the producers of the smash hit Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music

Newsagent Provocateur

City of London Military Band

John O’Sullivan is Britain’s cheekiest newsagent. You may recognize his beautiful face from John Bishop’s Britain or from being chucked out of Come Dine With Me.

Serving and ex-military bandsmen perform a wide selection of military and big band music.

Sing-a-long-a Abba The concert event Abba fans have been waiting for… the Swedish supergroup’s greatest hits performed live with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in! With live singers on stage, a party bag for everyone, fancy dress, Dancing Queen competition, and some of the best music you’ll ever hear – Sing-a-long-a Abba is the perfect night out! Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended! www.singalonga.net

After his last sell out show in Horsham, John is venturing further… 6 miles to be exact to perform his brand new comedy show, a mixture of videos and utter nonsense.

Other concerts in the Brass Season: Rothwell Temperance Band (Sun 16 January) and Fodens Band (Sun 27 March).

www.newsgagentprovocateur.com Hire - A John O’Sullivan promotion

Tickets: £17.75 (discounts: £16.75)

Tickets: £11.50 (discounts: £9.75). See any two concerts for £9.50 each or all three for £9.25 each

Tickets: £12

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Wed 16 & Thur 17 February

Moscow City Ballet

Crawley Youth Theatre

Mon 14 – Wed 16 February

7.30pm • Studio

Swan Lake (Mon)

Masks & Faces

Sleeping Beauty (Tue & Wed) Moscow City Ballet was formed in 1988 by distinguished Russian choreographer and one time Bolshoi soloist Victor Smirnov-Golovanov. The company and its fine orchestra return to The Hawth to perform two jewels of the Russian classical ballet repertoire. The enchanting and romantic story of Sleeping Beauty inspired Tchaikovsky to write some of his most glorious music, and his sublime ballet has captivated audiences for well over a century.

Swan Lake is probably the world’s best-known ballet, Victor SmirnovGolovanov’s flawless production is a stunning demonstration of precision, artistry and sheer grace. www.moscowcityballet.info A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England Pre-Show Offer: Special of the Day plus a dessert for £10.50. To reserve a table call 01293 438150.

Tickets: £32.50 (discounts: £30.50). Child/Groups 10 or more: £27.50. Book for both ballets before Christmas: £60

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Crawley Youth Theatre present a collection of vibrant and entertaining performances on the theme of masks and faces. This group of vivacious and enthusiastic young people have brought to life pieces of theatre from scripts and from scratch using their own skills and imagination. Enjoy a variety of theatrical devices including mask work, physical theatre and mime performed by talented young people. A Crawley Community Arts event

Tickets: £4 (discounts: £3)

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Fri 18 & Sat 19 February

Fri 18 February

Fri 18 February

Fri 8pm, Sat 4pm & 7.30pm Studio

7.30pm • Theatre

6.30pm • Theatre

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra The Great Composers: Tchaikovsky

Pre-concert Talk

Act One Beginners Drama School

Bums On Seats A comedy by Michael Snelgrove A new play is being staged in a tatty provincial theatre. The stage manager has a blinding hangover, the leading actors range from pretentious to bitter to plainly incompetent, the new marketing assistant used to work for British Rail, the author is lecherous and the others are just as outrageous. The second act centres on the audience and the chaos that erupts as the theatre’s sponsor arrives. Join members of the graduate class of Act One Beginners for this satirical and very funny play. Not suitable for young children. www.actonebeginners.co.uk Hire - An Act One (amateur) production

Marche Slave Piano Concerto No.1 Symphony No.5 Conductor Nicolae Moldoveanu Piano Natasha Paremski The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra continues its tribute to the Great Composers in a concert featuring three of Tchaikovsky’s most popular scores. The fiery Marche Slave provides a stirring introduction to the immortal First Piano Concerto, arguably the best-known of all Romantic piano concertos, with its soaring opening melody supported by massive piano chords. The Fifth Symphony is one of the composer’s most popular works, with its famous ‘Providence’ theme signposting a journey from the sombre to the triumphant. A Talking Programme for visually impaired people is available at 6.30pm A special 3 course waitress-served set meal is available from 5pm in the Spotlight restaurant prior to the concert. Tickets: £16.25. Please book in advance at the Box Office. ArtsCafé open from 5pm for pre-concert meals and snacks. www.rpo.co.uk

Classical Concert Series sponsored by

Tickets: £10 (discounts: £9)

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Tickets: £28 (first four rows: £22) Talk: £3.75. Hawth Friends and students who have booked for the concert: Free

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An introductory, accessible 30 40 minute talk on Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5 by music writer and lecturer Terry Barfoot.


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Sat 19 February

Mon 21 February

Thur 24 February

8pm • Theatre

8.15pm • Studio

8.15pm • Studio

Lee Mead

Blues Night

Jazz Night

Johnny Dickinson

Juliet Kelly

Johnny has toured with Jan Akkerman, John Martyn and Jerry Donahue and was last at The Hawth supporting Tommy Emmanuel, who counts himself a fan.

Inspired: Celebrating the Divas of Jazz

An exclusive appearance at The Hawth as Lee takes a break from the West End musical Wicked. Winner of BBC One’s Any Dream Will Do, Lee already has many credits to his name with appearances in Tommy, Phantom of the Opera and of course Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

www.johnnydickinson.com In association with Crawley Blues Club

The exceptional singer and songwriter, who has taken the jazz scene by storm with her velvety voice, mesmerising songs and glam jazz style, presents a tribute to the jazz divas that have inspired her. With songs from singers including Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, this performance showcases popular favourites and introduces some lesser-known gems.

www.leemeadmusic.com Pre-Show Offer: Special of the Day plus a dessert for £10.50. To reserve a table call 01293 438150.

‘The most potent slide player in the UK’ Kerrang

Juliet has worked with musicians including Courtney Pine, Talvin Singh and Seb Rochford and her three albums have won her many fans. www.julietkelly.com

‘An original talent... one of the UK’s finest female jazz stars’ Jazzwise

Tickets: £27.75

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11)

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Thur 24 February

Fri 25 February

Sat 26 February

6.30pm • Theatre

4pm • Studio

11am • Studio

Mimirichi

Oxfordshire Theatre Company

PuppetCraft

Plastic Fantastic

Alice In Wonderland

The Mousehole Cat

Ukrainian, Unique and Utterly Bonkers!

Suitable for children aged 6 plus

Suitable for children aged 4 plus

Those crazy Ukrainians from Paperworld are back! Mimirichi return with a completely new show that does for plastic what Henry Ford did for the bicycle. Fast-paced physical comedy, hilarious slapstick and buckets of mayhem, nothing compares to the pure joy that is Mimirichi.

Inquisitive Alice leads audiences down the rabbit hole into a mysterious wonderland of the imagination. Discover curious creatures, puzzling people and unravel marvellous mathematical mysteries as you join Alice on her quest.

Inspired by an old folk legend of the Cornish village of Mousehole, where a brave cat and a fisherman battle a storm that has been raging for weeks...

Mind-blowingly original origami that can turn a pile of coloured cellophane into almost anything, physical horseplay, quick-fire mime and downright silliness meet in a show guaranteed to thrill the whole family. A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

A brand new musical version of this much loved magical adventure. A half term musical treat combining puppetry, song and dance to create a world where nothing is quite as it seems and you never know who’ll pop up next!

A charming tale based on the awardwinning book by Antonia Barber and Nicola Bayley brought to life by carved wooden puppets, coloured shadows, live music, song and a beautiful set. www.puppetcraft.co.uk

www.oxfordshiretheatrecompany.co.uk A Making Tracks Rural Touring Scheme for West Sussex event

Tickets: £10.50, child: £7.50 (discounts: £8.50), child: £6.50. Family of four or more/groups: £8.50 each

Tickets: £8. Child: £6.50. Family of four: £26

family – half term fun

Tickets: £6.50. Family of four: £24


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Sat 26 February

Sun 27 February

Mon 28 February

Thur 3 March

7.30pm • Studio

3pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

8pm • Theatre

Los Endos

Gordon Campbell Big Band

Opera della Luna

Micky Flanagan

Tribute To The Great Big Bands

by Gilbert and Sullivan

The band return to The Hawth after their sell out success in 2010.

Ever popular Opera della Luna return with a brand new production. Their staging of Gilbert and Sullivan’s first success moves the story from its quaint Victorian setting to sleepy rural Britain in the 1970s.

One of the leading Genesis tribute bands celebrate the 1970s Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett era. Nearly three hours of scintillating musicianship and a state of the art light show featuring music from the band in their early heyday, up to Wind & Wuthering. www.losendos.co.uk Hire – A Los Endos production

An afternoon of classics in tribute to the great big band classics including Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Artie Shaw, Les Brown, Ray Anthony and Billy May.

The Sorceror

www.gordoncampbellmusic.co.uk

John Wellington Wells, the celebrated dealer in ‘magic and spells’, spreads chaos and havoc in an unsuspecting country village when he places a powerful aphrodisiac in the village hall teapot!

Pre-Show Offer: Two course carvery or special with dessert, from 12.30pm for just £10.75, bookable in advance at the Box Office.

Opera della Luna have earned themselves a matchless reputation, and are celebrating 15 years of acclaimed productions.

With guest vocalists Jeff Hooper and Eleanor Keenan and introduced by Sheila Tracy.

Following the huge success of his Radio 4 series, TV appearances and his Out Out tour, Micky returns to the road. Drawing on his East End background, Micky ruthlessly deconstructs the cockney myth with razor sharp observational wit. He tells a comic tale of a working class upbringing, where alphabetti spaghetti is a luxury. Thanks to a university education, Micky is now a rare delight - an intellectual cockney. www.mickyflanagan.com

‘Rarely short of hilarious’ Chortle

www.operadellaluna.org

Tickets: £16

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11.50)

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Tickets: £19 (discounts: £16)

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‘Balletboyz now occupies boyband territory’ The Times Fri 4 March 7.30pm • Theatre

Balletboyz - the Talent Ten remarkable dancers, handpicked from open auditions in an explosive feast of exhilarating live dance, fused with the company’s trademark use of film and behind the scenes footage. A mixed programme of four works includes a mesmerising re-working of Russell Maliphant’s Torsion and Paul Roberts’ haunting Alpha plus two brand new commissions. Balletboyz is one of the most cheekily original and innovative forces in modern dance. Led by former Royal Ballet lead dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, the company thrills audiences and critics the world over.

Now they pass the baton to a new generation of dancers in an evening of awesome dance, pure skill and sheer talent. Choreographer Paul Roberts has staged dances for Girls Aloud, Pixie Lott and Robbie Williams. Multi award-winner Russell Maliphant has collaborated with such major artists and companies as Robert Lepage, DV8 and the Michael Clark Company. A Balletboyz/artsdepot co-production For details of Balletboyz open workshop for boys aged 12 - 16 see page 41 www.balletboyz.com

Tickets: £16 (discounts: £14). Child/Student: £8

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Fri 4 March

Sat 12 March

Sat 12 & Sun 13 March

Mon 14 March

8.15pm • Studio

11am & 2pm • Studio

Sat 7.30pm, Sun 3pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

Barnstormers Comedy Club

Wild Theatre

Crawley Community Arts

The Selkie Bride

Flawless: Chase The Dream

The perfect way to start the weekend!

Suitable for children aged 4 plus

Forward Motion – A Day of Dance

Each month our resident compere introduces three top acts from the London comedy circuit.

A story from the depths of the sea.

Barnstormers prides itself on finding the funniest, cleverest and maybe even the silliest comedians out there. For latest news on line-up, check the website.

Come along to see how a fisherman’s life changes when he captures a Selkie’s skin and she is unable to return to her home in the sea.

Over 18s only please unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Lighthouses, lobsters and seagulls take you on a journey of discovery as the Selkie makes mischief in the fisherman’s house, and conjures up a magical world beneath the waves.

www.barnstormerscomedy.com

www.wildtheatre.net

The ultimate dance show is back with an even more diverse and energetic show. Forward Motion has enjoyed enormous success over the last twelve years and is one of Community Arts’ annual highlights, playing to appreciative audiences. If you are a lover of dance then make sure you book your ticket now! For details of dance workshops see page 41.

Flawless starred in the Number One UK Box Office Smash StreetDance 3D, worked with some of the biggest names in the business including Madonna, Beyonce and Leona Lewis and won the nation’s hearts in Britain’s Got Talent. Now’s your chance to see the UK’s hottest dance act, as never before as they fuse stunning street with jazz and ballet in a show that is breathtaking, funny and moving. Then it’s your turn as you join Flawless on a journey through time and space to chase the dream! www.officialflawlessent.com

‘5 stars… dazzling… don’t miss it’ News of the World

Tickets: £10 in advance (£27.50 for three successive shows). £12 on the door. Students: £8.50

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Tickets: £6.50. Family of four: £24

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Tickets: £7.50 (discounts: £6.50)

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Tue 15 March

Thur 17 - Sat 19 March

7.30pm • Studio

Thur 6pm, Fri 10.30am & 1.30pm, Sat 3pm • Theatre

Kids ‘n’ Co and Splash

Spellbound

Scamp Theatre and Greenwich Theatre

Fairytale land is quiet and peaceful, and life in the witches’ coven is pretty dull.

Private Peaceful

Two mischievous goblins Chaos and Mayhem decide to liven things up a bit, persuading one of the witches to cast a spell on a princess and destroy the peace. Join handsome princes and sleeping beauties to find out if anyone will end up happily ever after.

Suitable for ages 8 plus

Another fantastic performance from Kids ‘n’ Co and Splash drama groups. A Crawley Community Arts event

by Michael Morpurgo Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon. Winner of the 2005 Blue Peter Book Of The Year, Private Peaceful is one of Michael Morpurgo’s own favourites from the over a hundred books he’s written. www.scamptheatre.com

Tickets: £5.50

Tickets: £10. Schools/Family of four: £8.50 each

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‘5 stars... an infinitely touching, intensely acted account of a young First World War soldier’s final day’ Sunday Express


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Fri 18 & Sat 19 March

Fri 18 March

7.45pm • Studio

8pm • Spotlight

8.15pm • Studio

Prodigal Theatre

Murder Mystery Dinner

Milestones play Kind Of Blue

Death on the Orient Express

A scintillating performance celebrating the music of Miles Davis, including a reprise of one of his landmark albums, Kind of Blue.

Thur 17 March

Caruso and the Quake Italian opera singer, Enrico Caruso was at the height of his fame when he performed Carmen at the San Francisco Opera House in April 1906. He woke-up the next morning to find his hotel room collapsing on top of him. Quake tells of Caruso’s escape through the earthquake, the fires and the army gun powdering the city. But can he shake off the ghosts from his past and the terrible choices he has to make to survive? Beautiful storytelling and live opera singing combine to reveal the heart behind a legend. Featuring live music from Puccini, Rossini, Leoncavallo, Tosti and the immortal song that Caruso introduced to the world, O Sole mio.

It’s 1935 and the Orient Express has left for Shanghai. As the train enters a tunnel, the carriage is plunged into darkness as shots and screams are heard... Unravel the clues to the murderer’s identity while you enjoy a delicious four-course meal - you could even win a bottle of sparkling wine! Guests are seated in tables of 8 - 10, so get a group of friends together or join other guests to make a team.

www.carusoandthequake.com

Guests are welcome to wear fancy dress.

‘Opera singing with a pure fresh quality’

For booking details call Wendy on 01293 438155 or download booking form from hawth.co.uk

The performance pays tribute to the original whilst allowing musicians Graham Flowers (trumpet), Alan Barnes and Ian Price (sax), Terry Seabrook (piano), Paul Whitten (bass) and Spike Well (drums) to express themselves. Other music includes arrangements of Davis’ Boplicity, Milestones, Seven Steps to Heaven, Nardis and Prince of Darkness and a new suite Sketches of Miles.

The Scotsman

A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England A Making Tracks Rural Touring Scheme for West Sussex event

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11). Schools/under 26: £8

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Tickets: £26.75 (includes free glass of wine or soft drink)

Dinner

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11)

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Sat 19 March

Sat 19 March

Sun 20 March

11am & 2pm • Studio

7.45pm • Studio

3pm • Theatre

Freehand Theatre

St Patrick’s Event

Red Priest

A night of entertainment from the Emerald Isle as part of the St Patrick’s weekend celebrations.

Pirates of the Baroque

Who’s Been Sitting In My Chair? Suitable for children aged 3 - 7 years A delightful and playful interpretation of a well-known tale with porridge and bears and three chairs. A tale that’s not too big and not too small but just right. Mind you, telling this story is not so easy when it’s wintertime and the bears won’t wake up!

Music, comedy, song and dance in a night to remember. Look out for further details on www.celtic-irish.co.uk

Red Priest perform a swashbuckling programme including Vivaldi’s Tempesta di Mare Concerto, A Pirate Suite by Couperin, the ‘Albinoni’ Adagio and works by Bach, Tartini and Handel, all performed with swashbuckling virtuosity. Taking their name from the composer Antonio Vivaldi, Red Priest has become internationally renowned through the excitement and virtuosity they display on stage.

www.freehandtheatre.co.uk

‘The reigning recorder virtuoso in the world’ Piers Adams is joined by violinist Julia Bishop, cellist Angela East and harpsichordist Howard Beach. www.piersadams.com/RedPriest Pre-Show Offer: Two course carvery or special with dessert, available from 12.30pm for just £10.75, bookable in advance at the Box Office.

‘Freehand’s superb creations are a joy to see’ Times Educational Supplement

Tickets: £6.50. Family of four: £24

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Tickets: To be confirmed

family

Tickets: £15.50 (child: £6.50)

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Classical Concert Series sponsored by


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Tue 22 March

Fri 25 March

8.15pm • Studio

8.15pm • Studio

Maggie Bell and Dave Kelly

Les Frères Guissé With two acoustic guitars and a variety of percussion, the three Senegalese Guissé brothers mesmerize audiences with their swirling voices, melodic guitar lines and understated percussion.

An evening with two stalwarts of the British R&B scene. Maggie Bell is Scotland’s Queen of Soul. A founder member of Stone the Crows, and incredibly successful solo artist, Maggie is now back on the music scene after 20 years. Dave Kelly is London’s slide guitar king, having learned his trade in the bands of Son House, Howlin Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells. He’s also a founder member of The Blues Band, still wowing audiences after nearly 30 years. A wonderful evening of acoustic blues, soul and good times, and no doubt a little humour. www.gtamusic.co.uk In association with Crawley Blues Club.

With close harmony singing and poetic lyrics rooted in West Africa, the brothers offer a beautiful and sensitive music with universal appeal.

Thur 24 March

Check them out on youtube for a flavour of what to expect.

8pm • Studio Foursight Theatre and Teatro do Montemuro

Pertencia A brand new collaboration between Foursight Theatre, a female-led UK company and Teatro do Montemuro, a male-led company from Portugal.

Suitable for 14 years plus.

At the centre of this highly-visual new play is the story of a woman, Pertencia, who was adopted as a child and does not know where, or to who, she belongs.

Music and dance in the foyer from 7.30pm courtesy of Crawley Portugese Association

Pertencia’s timeless plight is explored through stories that sustain or frighten her; memories, dreams, fantasies and fragments of wisdom and foolishness. A fusion of Portuguese, English, live music, song and physicality, the play is by turns lyrical and grotesque; poignant and funny. Tickets: £14 (discounts: £12)

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www.foursighttheatre.co.uk www.teatromontemuro.com A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

Post-show discussion chaired by Manuel Santo of the CPA

A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11). Schools/under 26: £8

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Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11). Under 26: £8

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Fri 25 March

Sat 26 March

Sun 27 March

7pm • Theatre

8pm • Theatre

3pm • Theatre

Science Museum Live on Tour!

Neil Morrissey

Fodens Brass Band

Suitable for children aged 7 plus

Celebrities Stripped Bare

Explosive entertainment for all the family.

Neil Morrissey is known to millions through Men Behaving Badly, Boon, Paradise Heights, Skins and Waterloo Road as well as being as the voice of Bob The Builder and Maisy Mouse.

Fodens Band has a world class reputation for its music and style. The repertoire includes the full spectrum from light popular music through operatic, film and light orchestral works to original brass band music.

Neil shares stories and anecdotes from his career, from his first film role in The Bounty with Mel Gibson to his new career as a brewer of ales!

Other concerts in the Brass Season – Rothwell Temperance Band (Sun 16 January) and City of London Military Band (Sun 13 February).

Brought to the stage by the producers of Brainiac Live!

Contains adult content, suitable for 16 years plus.

www.fodensband.co.uk

Tickets: £12.50 (schools: £10)

Tickets: £21.50 (discounts: £19.50)

Experience fantastic science, dangerous demonstrations and extraordinary experiments as London’s world famous Science Museum takes to the stage for the first time ever with a spectacular live show to blow your mind and challenge your brain. Fast, furious and frenetically fun, Science Museum Live on Tour will propel you on an exploratory theatrical adventure into the wonderful world of science. Get set for a breathtaking ride that will entertain, inform and inspire!

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Tickets: £11.50 (discounts: £9.75) See any two concerts for £9.50 each or all three for £9.25 each

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Mon 28 - Wed 30 March

Mon 28 March

Tue 29 March

7.30pm • Studio

8pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

Pitchy Breath Theatre

Chippendales: Most Wanted!

G*MANIA

Not What We Expected by Tim Fifield ‘I instinctively knew something was wrong when Colin ordered me to take off my apron - ‘we’re going for dinner’ he said, ‘what, on a Wednesday?’ I replied. Next thing I know I’m staring down at two garlic dough balls... I braced myself and looked him in the eye’. Meet ten characters whose lives started off in one direction only to swerve into what was most certainly ‘not what we expected’. Tim Fifield’s innovative new one man show is an uncompromising look at the way we live our lives today as seen through the eyes of nine humans and one rather disappointed dog. In a series of high octane monologues we see characters struggling with death, divorce, religion, compulsion, vegetarian children and plastic bags.

When they appeared on their first UK tour in over five years last spring, women demanded more - and now that’s just what they are going to get! A non-stop party of live music, audience interaction, dancing and fantasy that will excite your senses and leave you breathless. Grab your girlfriends and make your way to the hottest party in the UK. Millions of women can’t be wrong! www.chippendales.com

Funny, sad, poignant and moving...an evening that promises the unexpected. www.notwhatweexpected.com A Crawley Community Arts event

Ten of the biggest stars of reality TV, including The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, create the ultimate pop group for a spectacular concert inspired by the smash hit TV phenomenon Glee. This high-octane, feelgood production showcases jawdropping choreography and brilliant new arrangements of classic tracks including Don’t Stop Believin’ and Gold Digger Starring Aaron Bayley and Andy Scott Lee (Pop Idol), Emma Beard (Pop Stars – The Rivals), Shaun Smith (Britain’s Got Talent), Anthony Kavanagh (Grease Is The Word), Trevor Francis (Last Choir Standing) and from X Factor Rikki Loney, Nikitta Angus, Kimberley Southwick and former S Club Junior starlet Stacey Maclean. www.gleemania.co.uk

Tickets: £25, £23 (discounts: £22.50, £20.50). Groups: 1 free in every 8 booked

Tickets: £6.50 (discounts: £5.50)

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Tickets: £23.50 (discounts: £21)

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Thur 31 March – Sat 2 April 7.30pm • Theatre

English Touring Opera Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox, a new family opera by Tobias Picker (Thur 7pm) Performed in English Puccini: Il tabarro and Gianni Schicchi (Fri 7.30pm) Performed in Italian with Italian subtitles Mozart: La clemenza di Tito (Sat 7.30pm) Performed in English - Captioned performance Rarely toured masterpieces by Mozart and Puccini – the most popular of opera composers and a new family opera based on Roald Dahl’s classic fable. That’s English Touring Opera at The Hawth this Spring.

a barge in Paris, and the other is a sparkling comedy about a family inheritance in Florence. Composed by a mature master of drama and character, whose lyrical genius is epitomised in the lovely aria ‘O mio babbino caro’.

La clemenza di Tito is one of Mozart’s final works, and his most magnificent. Its epic story of terrorism, betrayal and forgiveness is set in blazing colours, requiring fearless singers. Julia Riley (our acclaimed Jane Seymour) plays the tortured hero who chooses passion for a dynamic woman (Gillian Ramm) over loyalty to a noble emperor (Mark Wilde).

Fantastic Mr Fox based on Roald Dahl’s much-loved tale is an irrepressible opera, pitting the wild animal world against three farmers and their devilish (soprano!) digger. Colourful, light hearted and highly physical, this is a perfect night at the opera for adults and young people alike.

Puccini’s two hour-long operas Il tabarro (The Cloak) and Gianni Schicchi could hardly be more different: one is a moody romance ending in a grotesque murder on

Free pre-show talks prior to operas on Friday and Saturday at 6.30pm. Please reserve in advance at the Box Office.

www.englishtouringopera.org.uk

Tickets: £27, £16.50 (discounts: £25) Book for two operas: £42, book for three operas: £60 Fantastic Mr Fox: Schools: £9 each, Family of three: £40.50, Family of four: £50

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Fri 1 April

Fri 1 & Sat 2 April

Sun 3 April

8.15pm • Studio

Fri 1.30pm, Sat 11am • Studio

12noon – 2.30pm • Spotlight

Barnstormers Comedy Club

Shoofly Theatre

Jazz Lunch

The perfect way to start the weekend!

Suitable for children aged 4 - 7 years

Our resident compere introduces three top acts from the London comedy circuit. Barnstormers Comedy prides itself on finding the funniest, cleverest and maybe even the silliest comedians out there.

Craig has been invited to his best friend’s birthday party.

Two Four Six Eight!

with Geoff Eales

There is an invitation to read, presents to wrap, cakes to buy and a house to find. Who will explain the rules of musical chairs? And will there be enough balloons? A delightful show using music, balloons and soft toys in a funny and charming performance showing how much fun numbers can be.

For latest news on the line-up, check the website

www.barnstormerscomedy.com

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Geoff was for many years pianist with The BBC Big Band and played for many stars including Henry Mancini, Rosemary Cluny, Michael Ball and Shirley Bassey. A tour de force of the jazz piano repertoire accompanied by a traditional roast with a choice of meats followed by a dessert of your choice. Fish and vegetarian options available.

Over 18s only please unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Tickets: £10 in advance (£27.50 for three successive shows). £12 on the door. Students: £8.50

Geoff performs the music of jazz piano legends from Scott Joplin and Art Tatum to Duke Ellington, Errol Garner and Dave Brubeck.

Tickets: £6.50. Schools/Family of four: £6 each

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Tickets: £17.50

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‘The dancers look ready to take on the world’ The Times

Phoenix Dance Theatre: Reflected The internationally renowned contemporary dance company visit Crawley for the first time under new Artistic Director Sharon Watson with an evening of compelling, entertaining and diverse dance featuring new works and a classic from Phoenix’s rich history. As Phoenix celebrates its 30th birthday, Reflected offers the perfect opportunity to get reacquainted with this exciting company. The bill features two new dance works; Richard Wherlock’s sensual and vibrant Switch and the dynamic and innovative Melt by Watson herself. Philip Taylor’s What It Is is a sultry, playful take on love and sexuality set to a mesmerising Amy Winehouse soundtrack, and there is also a welcome return for audience favourite Pave Up Paradise, Ben Duke and Raquel Meseguer’s tongue in cheek retelling of the story of Adam and Eve. Suitable for ages 11 plus

A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

Tickets: £15 (discounts: £12.50), Schools: £8 each

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Photo: Simon and Simon photography

www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk


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Thur 7 April

Fri 8 April

Sat 9 April

8.15pm • Studio

7pm • Studio

11am, 2pm & 4pm • Studio

Blues Night

University of Chichester

Tell Tale Hearts

Stefan Grossman

Honk!

From Here To There

Born in Brooklyn, Stefan was a student of legendary blues and gospel singer/guitarist Reverend Gary Davis before playing blues and ragtime to audiences during the ‘60s. Stefan has influenced guitarists throughout Europe with his style, and is well known as a guitar tutor.

A world-wide stage sensation, Honk! has won multiple awards including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical!

Suitable for children aged 1 - 4 years

In association with Crawley Blues Club

A contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling, Honk! is a hilarious, satirical tale suitable for children and rewarding for adults. With every poultry gag known and egged on by a cracking musical score, Honk! is performed with pluck by the Year Three University of Chichester Musical Theatre students. Hire - A University of Chichester production

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11)

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Tickets: £10 (discounts: £8). Family of four: £32, Family of five: 2 adults and 3 children: £40

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A story of two children and lots of bridges. Building bridges, knocking them down, magic bridges, bridges that tell stories of hungry trolls and greedy goats! Bridges where you can meet new friends. Looking at how young children play, the show brings to life some of the humour, pathos and ridiculousness of bridging two separate worlds with all the problems and hiccups that entails. www.telltalehearts.co.uk

‘a company with wit, invention and oodles of charm’ The Guardian

Tickets: £6.50. Family of four: £24

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Sat 9 April

Wed 13 – Sat 16 April

Thur 14 April

8pm • Theatre

Evenings 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm Theatre

8.15pm • Studio

Spirit of the Dance The international dance sensation is one of the most successful shows ever to come out of Ireland and has been seen by more than 25 million people in 15 countries worldwide.

COS Musical Theatre

Fiddler on the Roof

Irish in origin and bursting with raw energy, this explosive and powerful show combines heart-pounding Irish dance with the sensual Latino rhythms of flamenco and red hot salsa in a thrilling display of strength and passion.

COS Musical Theatre bring Tevye, his sharp-tongued wife Golde and their five strong willed daughters to The Hawth stage.

This award-winning spectacular has brilliant lighting, dazzling costumes and breathtaking choreography. With thunderous applause, standing ovations and sold out crowds at every performance, this is one of the greatest dance shows ever.

The show has magical numbers, great humour and tenderness - everything live theatre should be.

www.spiritshows.com

Fiddler On The Roof was a record breaking Broadway show, the longest running show for almost 10 years, and it’s easy to see why. Featuring If I Were A Rich Man, Sunrise Sunset, Miracle Of Miracles, Sabbath Prayer and Tradition.

Pappy’s: All Business Hailed as ‘the funniest sketch troupe on the fringe’ by The Scotsman, Pappy’s were nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2007, won a Chortle Award in 2008 and have earned a string of 5 star reviews in their 5 years at the Edinburgh fringe. www.pappyscomedy.com

‘quick fire gags, recurring characters, and snappy songs... 5 Stars’ Independent on Sunday

A great family show, not to be missed. Hire - A COS (amateur) event

Tickets: £22.50 (discounts: £20.50), Groups of 10 or more: £20 each

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Tickets: £15 (Over 60: Wed & Thur: £14, Sat 2.30pm: £13. Child: Wed, Thur & Sat 2.30pm: £11)

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Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11)

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Fri 15 & Sat 16 April

Wed 20 – Sat 23 April

Fri 29 April

Sat 30 April

7.45pm • Studio

7.30pm plus Fri & Sat 2.30pm Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

8pm • Studio

Sally Morgan

Local Band Night

Creative Cow

Look Back In Anger Creative Cow presents the 55th anniversary tour of John Osbourne’s masterpiece telling the story of Jimmy Porter, a disillusioned graduate who spends his days ranting and railing against a world that let him down.

Roshe Performing Arts

Gotta Dance! Roshe return to The Hawth to celebrate 20 years of performing here.

An exciting revival of a brilliant piece of classic British theatre which, when first performed in 1956, was regarded as a turning point in modern drama.

Roshe have an enviable reputation for stunning dance productions and this will be their biggest and most ambitious ever, featuring ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, street, musical theatre numbers and much more besides.

www.creativecow.co.uk

HIRE A Roshe (amateur) production

Psychic Sally On The Road Sally returns following her sell out show in 2010 bringing her amazing abilities to the stage in a unique theatrical experience, which is both hugely entertaining and enlightening. Hire A Derek Block promotion www.sallymorgan.tv

Raising Maisie Born in Brighton in 2009, this 4-piece has gone up, up and away in their attempts to revive good old British pop, playing a fresh, new sound and capturing the hearts and minds (and ears) of music lovers across the south east. As dedicated lovers of commercial music, Raising Maisie are fighting back at mainstream music’s rapid plunge into a blackhole of boredom. Let down your hair, lighten up your life and rock to the pop! www.myspace.com/raisingmaisie A Crawley Community Arts/ ViYC event

Tickets: £13 (discounts: £11). Schools/under 26: £8

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Tickets: £12.50 (discounts: £10.50)

DANCE

Tickets: £21.50

psychic medium

Tickets: To be confirmed

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Sat 26 February

Wed 16 March

8pm • Theatre

8pm • Theatre

London Boulevard

127 Hours

2011 102 mins (18)

2011 93 mins (15)

Starring Keira Knightley, Colin Farrell, Stephen Graham

Starring James Franco

A man newly released from prison falls in love with a reclusive young movie star and finds himself in a duel with a vicious gangster.

Based on the true story of a mountain climber who becomes trapped under a boulder and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. Directed by Danny Boyle. www.foxsearchlight.com/127hours

Thur 24 March 8pm • Theatre

King’s Speech 2011 115 mins (12A) Starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Gambon King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II reluctantly assumes the throne after his brother abdicates. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, ‘Bertie’ engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist and is able to find his voice and lead the country through war.

Tickets: £6 (discounts: £5.50)


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Sun 20 February

Sun 20 March

10am – 6pm • Studio, Spotlight, Foyers

from 12noon • Town Centre

Psychic, Crafts and Holistic Show

Crawley’s Saint Patrick’s Parade

Free mediumship demonstrations from Shane Gadd, Karen Fuller, Peter Richards, Andrew Gadd and others, including free talks throughout the day. With over 70 stalls including UK’s top psychics and readers, local therapists, healers, health and fitness stalls, artist, crafts, gifts, charities, spiritual, crystal products and development workshops.

The 8th annual Crawley Saint Patrick’s Parade led by the Mayor of Crawley and guests, featuring marching bands, floats, community groups, dance schools, walking groups and more.

One of the largest and best shows in the south.

Everybody is welcome, so dress for the day with a ‘hint of green’.

Full details, show brochure and door admission offers www. freedomfestivals.co.uk

Part of the Crawley Fleadh, a celebration of Irish culture throughout March. The Fleadh will introduce people to Irish culture through music, song and dance, cabaret, lectures, film, a photographic exhibition, cookery evening, poetry competition and workshops for schools.

Further details: Andy 01903 751106. Hire - A Freedom Festivals promotion

The Celtic and Irish Cultural Society

Starting at Crawley train station at 1pm and finishing in Queens Square where music, song and Irish dance displays bring the day to an exciting climax.

For more information call 01293 513189 or visit www.celtic-irish.co.uk

Admission: £5 (discounts: £4). Accompanied children free

Admission: Free

Set in over 40 acres of picturesque woodland, The Hawth’s flexible layout lends itself to a variety of functions and is regularly hired for private events including: • Wedding Receptions • Christenings • Wedding Anniversaries • Birthday Parties • Staff Christmas Parties • Business Award Ceremonies We understand that no two celebrations are the same and our Spotlight Room, which can cater to parties of 40-120 provides the perfect canvas for you to stamp your mark on. Our dedicated catering team have over 20 years experience in co-ordinating events of all descriptions and will work closely with you to ensure we create the perfect menu to complement your celebration. Whatever style of party you are looking for, we believe that careful planning, and attention to detail will ensure all your wishes are catered for and that your special day is celebrated in style! To discuss your requirements, receive a functions brochure or to arrange a visit, please contact the Restaurant and Functions Manager: Wendy Fowler on 01293 438155 wendy.fowler@crawley.gov.uk


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Admission Free. Exhibitions held in The Hawth Foyer and can be viewed from Monday to Saturday from 9am – 8.15pm.

Mon 14 - Sun 27 February

Mon 28 February Sat 12 March

Photographs and personal recollections depicting the experiences of the Diego Garcian and Chagos islanders.

Marie-Christine Clarke

Exiled

A Community Arts/Diego Garcian Society event, part of the Road To Crawley oral history project supported by the National Lottery through Heritage Lottery Fund

Born and raised in Paris, MarieChristine has frequently moved home with visits to England, South Africa and the Netherlands and has lived in Crawley since 2000. Greatly influenced by the strong light and bright colours of life in South Africa. The key to her paintings is the interaction of colour and shape.

Sun 13 - Sun 27 March

Geoff Ells Crawley artist Geoff’s paintings explore the purity of colours and delicacy of hues found in the countryside, whilst remaining true to the subject.

Sun 30 January – Sat 12 February

Andy Harding Born in London and now living in Horsham, Andy’s works are colourful explosions inspired by his life and the people he meets.


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Art In Motion An open art competition running each year until 2012. Winners’ artworks will contribute to a new permanent art exhibition at K2, celebrating sport and physical activity in Crawley. The image can be anything sporting which took place in Crawley, in the year preceding the submission date - from organised events to skateboarding or a kickabout in the park. Amateur and professional artists of all ages are invited to submit works - photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, computer-aided design, collage or montage. The 2011 submission deadline is Tue 27 September. For competition guidelines, more information or an application form email hazel.ellis@crawley.gov.uk or call 01293 438110.

Sat 29 January

BBC Hands on History – Turn Back Time on Your High Street A whole day discovering the history of Crawley High Street. 10am - Walk The History of the High Street Walk followed by informal talk and refreshments led by local historian Charles Kay.

10.30am - 11.30am, 12pm - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm - Create Your Own Shop

Tue 15 February

Thur 24 February

7.30pm

2pm- 4pm

The Thoughtful Gardener - Ed Ikin

Fun and Games

The Head Gardener of Nymans and author of ‘The Thoughtful Gardener’. will discuss his new book and revealing that techniques that work in grand gardens are just as applicable for all gardeners. Following the talk Ed will be available to sign copies of his book. Books will be available to purchase.

Join in a games afternoon for the under 11s. Challenge us at your favourite games or discover something new. Tickets: Free. Please book a place at the library enquiry desk.

Tickets: £3

Design the perfect shop front at this mini-workshop led by local artist Jo Harrison. All ages welcome. Tickets for both events: Free. Please book a place at the library enquiry desk.

For more information or to reserve a ticket please contact the library on 01293 651751. To see a complete programme of events visit www.westsussex.gov.uk and go to the Crawley Library web page


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Sun 1 May

Sun 8 May

3pm • Theatre

8pm • Studio

Sir Willard White

Ha Ha Holmes!

Paul Robeson Re-Explored

The Beast Of The Blistervilles

The legendary baritone Willard White is joined by a group of outstanding musicians incorporating the renowned Pavao Quartet. Together they pay tribute to the great Paul Robeson, along with a selection of other music, including numbers from Porgy and Bess, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jerome Kern and Duke Ellington.

The unmissable Sherlock spoof! Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson embark on the most dangerous adventure yet. Throughout history Blisterville Hall has been embroiled in dark mystical legend of a supernatural creature that haunts the nearby moors. In a race against time Holmes and Watson try and solve the mystery in this most gripping comedic thriller.

‘high octane, five star fun’ Observer

Tickets: £20.50

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Tickets: £15

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Mon 9 – Sat 14 May 8pm plus Wed & Sat 2.30pm • Theatre

Calendar

The Global Phenomenon Comes To Crawley

Girls

by Tim Firth

Calendar Girls has been the fastest selling tour ever and has triumphed in the West End. Now, it’s coming to Crawley for one week only. A group of ordinary women do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon when they persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference!

Calendar Girls has sold out in every theatre it’s visited before opening. Don’t miss out and book today for the show the Mail on Sunday called ‘marvellous theatre, guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and come out singing Jerusalem!

Based on an inspiring true story, Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious.

‘Lots of laughs and a few tears. This show should be on everyone’s calendar’ June Whitfeild CBE

‘A show I could see again and again – and I hope I will’ Sir Cliff Richard

Star cast to be announced Tickets: Mon-Thurs 8pm: £26.50, Fri & Sat 8pm: £29.50, Wed & Sat 2.30pm: £23.50. Groups 10 or more Mon-Thur: £23.50

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Wed 18 – Sat 21 May Wed 6.45pm, Thur 1pm & 4.30pm, Fri 4.30pm & 7.30pm, Sat 11am, 2.30pm & 6.45pm • Theatre Calibre Productions present

Come and join Shaun and his friends in their very own live show. All your favourite characters from the hit BBC show will be here including Bitzer, Shirley, Timmy and the rest of the flock in this magical, fully choreographed music and dance extravaganza. Shaun is stage struck and has decided to put on a very special show for all his friends, so get ready for some fabulous madcap mayhem as they dance and prance their way through a series of wonderful adventures under the nose of the short-sighted Farmer. This EMMY award-winning BBC family favourite has been specially adapted for the stage by the ‘National Children’s Dramatist’ David Wood (The BFG, The Witches). www.shaunsbigshow.com

Tickets: £14.50 (child/over 60s: £12.50), Family of four, parties of 10 or more: £12

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Sun 22 May

Tue 24 May

Thur 9 June

Wed 15 June

7.30pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

7.30pm • Theatre

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra The Great Composers: Beethoven

Jethro

Shaolin Warriors Direct from China!

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Piano Concerto No.5, ‘Emperor’

Armed with nothing more than a microphone, a stand and a small table with his favorite drink to hand, Jethro tells tales of antics of rural comedy delivered in a warm, Cornish accent and some serious nonsensical twaddle! Contains adult material.

Symphony No.5

www.jethro.co.uk

Fidelio Overture

Conductor: Dmitry Yablonsky Piano: Warren Mailley-Smith

The internationally acclaimed production returns with a brand new breathtaking show. A show depicting the rarely-seen Kung Fu masters’ feats of agility strength and skill in an extravaganza, with gorgeous scenery, atmospheric music, beautiful lights, and hundreds of costumes. A must see for family audiences and martial arts enthusiasts alike.

With special guest Muntu Valdo For over 40 years, the voices of Ladysmith Black Mambazo have married the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of gospel music. Special guest Muntu Valdo is an exceptional singer, guitarist and harmonica player. www.mambazo.com

Classical Concert Series sponsored by

Tickets: £28 (first four rows: £22)

classical

Tickets: £18.50

comedy

A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

A Going Global event supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England

Tickets: To be confirmed

Tickets: £27.50

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music


40 community arts AND workshops Crawley Community Arts team co-ordinate a diverse range of weekly workshops. For more details contact 01293 438152 or email community.arts@crawley.gov.uk

Crawley Community Arts Team is based at the Hawth and works to stimulate and encourage participation, performance and attendance in all art forms.

Workshop

Day/Time

Theatre Company Course Monday

Age range

Location

Price

18+

Southgate Community Centre

£5

Adult Drama

7.30pm to 9.30pm

Hot Taps

Tuesday 2pm to 4.30pm

All ages

Furnace Green Community Centre

£3.50 (£3)

Tap Dancing

12 Bar Music

Current projects include:

Tuesday 7.30pm to 10pm

All ages

Northgate Community Centre

£3.50 (£3)

Road To Crawley an oral history project in its second year

Footloose Dance Group Dance for learning disabled

Wednesday 5.15pm to 6.30pm

8+

Manor Green Primary School

£3

Parkour a new indoor programme planned from January. Check out the website: http://bit.ly/csRQAY

Spice of Life Singalong sessions

Thursday 2pm to 4pm

60+

Northgate Community Centre

£3.50

Drama Crawley Youth Theatre

Thursday 13+ 6pm to 7.30pm Thursday 15+ 7.45pm to 9.15pm

Dormans Youth Arts Centre Gossops Green

£3.50

Drama Kids ‘n’ Co

Saturday 10am to 11am

5 to 7 years

Broadfield Community Centre

£4

Drama

Saturday 11am to 12.30pm

8 to 13 years

Broadfield Community Centre

£4

Friday 2pm to 4pm

All ages

Northgate Community Centre

£3.50

Thursday 7.30pm to 9.30pm

16+ (accompanied children 8+ welcome)

Broadfield Community Centre

£3.50

Pitchy Breath Theatre community based theatre company ViYC young people’s steering group Making A Mark (Bewbush) neighbourhood public art project

For more details on Community Arts and its projects contact Carolyn Murphy, Arts Development Officer on 01293 438152 or check out www.crawley.gov.uk and www.hawth.co.uk

Splash

Line Dancing

Circus Skills Circuswurx


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Sat 29 January

Thur 3 March

4pm – 6pm • Studio

4pm – 6pm • Studio

Contemporary Dance and Movement

Balletboyz Workshop for Boys

An open workshop for mixed ability beginners to intermediate (including deaf, disabled and non-disabled) with former CandoCo dancer Chisato Minamimura who performs as part of Stepping Out East on 3 February.

A special boys-only workshop for 12-16 year olds with two dancers from the acclaimed all-male company which performs the following night, learning repertoire from the show and hearing what it’s like working as a professional dancer.

Chisato will be accompanied by a BSL interpreter.

Tickets: £5

Tickets: £5, show and ticket: £16

Sun 27 February

Sun 20 March

10.30am – 12.30pm • Studio

10am – 1pm • Studio

Contemporary Dance Workshop for Beginners

Introduction to Argentine Tango

A class for beginners with a strong interest in dance led by two experienced teachers. You’ll need to be physically fit to fully take part although challenging, the main aim is to have fun!

You’ve seen it on Strictly, now it’s your turn! A three hour fun workshop introducing the basics of tango. There’s no need to bring a partner but if you are booking alone please book early. Couples are rotated so you’ll get to meet and dance with lots of new people.

Focusing on breathing, posture and fluid movement, the class will feature a simple warm up, travelling work, learning a technical phrase, improvisation and a brief choreography exercise. Please wear loose clothing, bring a warm jumper and water. Tickets: £5

with TangoBootCamp

TangoBootCamp have taught more than a thousand people to dance tango and they ensure that you’ll go away with a new enthusiasm for this sensuous, beautiful and highly addictive dance style! www.tangobootcamp.co.uk Tickets: £7

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42 booking and access information Booking In Person The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6YZ Monday – Saturday from 10am – 8.15pm (6pm if no show). Open Sundays one hour prior to performance. By Phone 01293 553636 Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm Online www.hawth.co.uk £2 charge per transaction By Post Please indicate performance date, time, price and discounts (if applicable). Please make cheques/postal orders payable to Crawley Borough Council. Please include your day and evening telephone number and a SAE envelope for the return of your tickets.

Methods of Payment Credit/Debit Cards Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club and Debit Cards all welcome. Tickets purchased over the phone are subject to a £2.50 transaction charge which includes postage of the tickets to the cardholder’s address. Tickets booked less than five working days before the performance should be collected from the Box Office. Please bring along the card used for the booking, a matching signature will be asked for. Reservations Reservations should be paid for within three working days, otherwise they may be released for sale. Reservations for group bookings is by arrangement. Discounts Although discounts apply in most cases, external promoters may on occasion exclude certain categories. Only one discount may be claimed per ticket Children under 16 years old Over 60 People aged 60 or over Students people over 16 years in full time education

Unemployed people in receipt of job seeker’s allowance, income support, working tax credit or housing benefit. Confirmation of eligibility may be asked for. Groups of 10 or more Hawth Friends please show your cards or quote membership number when booking Family of four should include at least one child

Refund/Exchange of tickets The Box Office will issue credit vouchers for returned tickets as long as the tickets are returned at least one week before the performance. If the tickets are returned less than a week before or the performance is sold out we will have to ensure a buyer for the tickets before we can offer a credit. There will be a £1 per ticket charge for this service.

Gift Vouchers Hawth Theatre Gift Vouchers are available from the box office and online to any value with an attractive presentation card.

Friends Of The Hawth Become a friend and take advantage of priority booking facilities, special offers on most events, a quarterly magazine and special social events. Annual subscription: Individual: £10 (£7 over 60/ES40). Couples: £15 (£10 over 60/ES40).

Access The Hawth is committed to make the theatre as accessible and enjoyable an experience for all our patrons. Disabled Access Parking spaces available. Level access. Spaces in front stalls for wheelchair users and companions (available for half price at all Hawth promotions). Adapted toilet facilities are also available. Interpreted, Described and Captioned Performances British Sign Language interpreted and Audio Described performances are advertised with the event in the brochure. Audio Description begins 10 minutes before the performance, please order headsets in advance. Tickets Half price tickets are available at all performances for the visually impaired. This brochure or sections of it can be translated into another language on request. We also offer translators for personal or telephone callers at the box office. Free Touch Tours Visually impaired customers and a partner are guided around the stage to feel the stage sets, props and possibly costumes an hour before the show (subject to producer’s permission). If you are interested, please ask when you book tickets.

Free Mailing List/Email Alerts

Talking Programme Service Crawley Audio Description Service offers background information on the production and performers prior to certain performances starting half an hour before the performance.

Keep in touch with what’s on at The Hawth by joining the mailing list at box office or via email alerts by clicking the link at www.hawth.co.uk

Brochure Large print, Braille, audio tape/cd and emailed text versions of this brochure are available on request from the box office.

Family: £20. Available online at www.hawth.co.uk

Parent and Baby Room Adjacent to the male toilets in lower foyer. Booster Seats The Hawth has a limited number of booster seats available. The seats should be reserved at the time of booking. A £5 refundable cash deposit and a form of identity will be asked for on collection.

How To Find Us Crawley is midway between London and Brighton and is easily accessible by motorway, air (Gatwick Airport is four miles away) and rail. By Road Crawley is minutes away from the M23 motorway which links to the M25. The Hawth is well signposted on all major routes into the town. There is free car and coach parking on site. Downloadable maps and links are available at www.hawth.co.uk By Rail Either Three Bridges or Crawley stations (both a 15 minute walk away). Both stations have taxi ranks. For further details of rail services, visit www.thetrainline.com. By Bus Buses 4 and 5 stop at the large square roundabout just over the railway bridge from The Hawth. The buses serve Crawley and Three Bridges train stations, the town centre, Langley Green, County Oak and Pound Hill. For a full timetable information visit www.metrobus.co.uk


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The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6YZ Box Office: 01293 553636 • Admin: 01293 552941 Fax: 01293 533362 (Mon-Fri) • Email: info@hawth.co.uk Website: www.hawth.co.uk

Large print, Braille, audio tape/cd and emailed text versions of this brochure are available on request from the box office.

Business Opportunities at The Hawth Are you looking to raise your company profile in the local area? Do you want a more inspiring setting for business meetings and conferences? Perhaps you want to entertain key clients, build relationships and reward employees – or maybe you’re just looking for a fresh way to promote your services? There’s lots of ways the Hawth can help

Corporate Entertaining

Give clients and potential customers the VIP treatment with a night out at The Hawth. Meet your guests for pre-show drinks in the ArtsCafé Bistro or private Tennyson suite and then sit down to a night of superb entertainment.

Sponsorship Brochure design by: Brightsky Design Tel: 01737 888144 www.brightsky.biz Printed by: The Westdale Press Limited Tel: 029 2066 2600

Thanks to our sponsors

The Hawth is proud to have been awarded the prestigious Charter Mark, the Government’s national standard for excellence in customer service.

Do you want to connect with a specific audience? Sponsoring The Hawth’s entertainment programme

is an imaginative and cost effective way of marketing your business and services to a vast audience base. Current sponsorship options include individual shows, a themed series of events or a community arts project. To find out more contact Lyndsay Bowen 01293 438116 or lyndsay.bowen@crawley.gov.uk

Hiring The Hawth

The Hawth is a unique, inspiring and affordable venue in which to stage your business event. Our versatile range of rooms and spaces ensures that whether you’re hosting a meeting, training day, conference or product launch – we can tailor a space to suit you. To find out more about hiring The Hawth contact: Jackie Draper 01293 438108 or Jackie.draper@ crawley.gov.uk For weddings, parties and social event hire please contact: Wendy Fowler on 01293 438155 or email catering@hawth.co.uk


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City of London Military Band

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Newsagent Provocateur

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Psychic, Crafts and Holistic Show

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Bums On Seats

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Private Peaceful

Red Priest

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Pre-concert Talk

Forward Motion

G*mania

Cinderella

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Flawless: Chase The Dream English Touring Opera: Fantastic Mr Fox

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Lee Mead

127 Hours (15)

Plastic Fantastic

ETO: Il tabarro and Gianni Schicchi

London Boulevard (18)

Lenny Henry

Sing-a-long-aAbba

Gordon Campbell Big Band

The Sorceror

King’s Speech (12A)

ETO: La clemenza di Tito

Science Museum Live on Tour!

The Ultimate ’60s Night

Phoenix Dance Theatre

Neil Morrissey

Spirit of the Dance

Micky Flanagan

Fodens Brass Band

Fiddler on the Roof!

Moscow City Ballet

Balletboyz

Chippendales: Most Wanted!

Gotta Dance!

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Sally Morgan

Juliet Kelly

Hanging By A Thread

Alice In Wonderland

Geoff Ells exhibition

Spellbound

Stepping Out East

The Mousehole Cat

Caruso and the Quake

Barnstormers Comedy Club

Los Endos

Milestones play Kind Of Blue

A Festival of American and British Theatre

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Murder Mystery Dinner

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From Here To There

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Not What We Expected

Pappy’s: All Business

TC Town Centre

Look Back In Anger

Barnstormers Comedy Club

Masks & Faces F

Contemporary Dance Workshop

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Exiled Exhibition

Who’s Been Sitting in my Chair?

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Two Four Six Eight!

Balletboyz Workshop

St Patrick’s Event TC

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Jazz Lunch with Geoff Eales

Introduction to Argentine Tango Young-Choon Park

Barnstormers Comedy Club

Saint Patrick’s Parade

Jeff & Vida

Johnny Dickinson

The Selkie Bride

Maggie Bell and Dave Kelly

Stefan Grossman

Raising Maisie

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