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SUMMER / AUTUMN 2013

highlights this season...

CINDERELLA STARRING SHANE

RICHIE

Drama

NOISES OFF PROPELLER’S

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM COMEDY

JASON MANFORD BRIAN CONLEY MUSIC

KATE RUSBY GEORGIE FAME FAMILY

MILKSHAKE LIVE! PEPPA PIG’S BIG SPLASH DANCE

RICHARD ALSTON DANCE COMPANY

plus much, much more…

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Your local theatre... Meet Wycombe Swan’s New Theatre Director… This is such an exciting time to be joining the team at the Wycombe Swan as the new Theatre Director. It’s a wonderful theatre and from talking to audiences over my first few weeks I’ve gained a real sense of how fondly it is thought of by local people, and what an important part it plays in the cultural life of the region. Just as important are the events and activities that happen in the Town Hall and Oak Room. After Christmas we will be closing these spaces to begin a programme of refurbishment.

a first rate space for performances, conferences and entertaining. So by spring next year we will have even more opportunities to deliver an exciting programme of activities – the traditional auditorium of the Swan Theatre presenting the best in touring musical theatre, drama and comedy; The Town Hall offering flexible settings for up to 600 people; and The Oak Room providing a prestigious function room for up to 120 people. And across all of our spaces we will be providing our trademark first-rate catering and hospitality service. I look forward to sharing these exciting times with you. Simon Stallworthy, Theatre Director

This work will improve the look and feel of the Town Hall and bring it up to scratch as

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Wycombe Swan and The Town Hall are managed by Wycombe Arts Management Ltd, an HQ Theatre. HQ Theatres Ltd is a Qdos Entertainment Company and the facilities are operated under a lease and subsidy granted by Wycombe District Council, who also provide grant aid to certain community groups to assist them with hire of the premises.

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SUMMER / AUTUMN 2013

PRE-SHOW DINING The Swan’s delicious pre-show menu is the perfect addition to your theatre trips – you can enjoy your food, order an interval drink and find your seats in plenty of time.

Make your group visit extra special Your group visit to Wycombe Swan can be even more special with a pre-show, interval or post-show reception created to your specification. From fine dining or a canapé reception for clients to a party tea for your child’s Birthday, we can create a menu especially for you.

The seasonal menus offer a wide selection of mouth-watering main courses, delicious deserts and light bites suitable for both adults and children.

AVAILABLE FOR ALL SHOWS Service starts two hours before curtain-up. See our menu and reserve your table online at wycombeswan.co.uk OUT LOOK ECIAL

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THE OAK ROOM In the glorious settings of the vintage Oak Room your event will have elegance and beauty. Able to hold up to 120 people, the Oak Room is perfect for parties, weddings, and events. To arrange a viewing call 01494 552885.

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‘I giggled myself silly throughout’ The Observer

‘Too many joys to list’ The Times

‘Comic bliss’ The Mail on Sunday


‘You can’t stop laughing’ The Daily Telegraph

TUE 16 – SAT 20 JULY The Old Vic and West End smash-hit Noises Off comes to Wycombe Swan following its triumphant and critically acclaimed sell-out run in London. Hailed as one of the greatest British comedies ever written, Michael Frayn’s multi-award-winning backstage farce serves up a riotous double bill – a play within a play. Hurtling along at breakneck speed it follows the backstage antics of a touring theatre company as they stumble their way through rehearsals in Weston-super-Mare, to a shambolic Wednesday matinee in Ashton-under-Lyne, and a final disastrous performance in Stockton-on-Tees. Cast includes Neil Pearson (Monroe, Between the Lines, Drop the Dead Donkey, Bridget Jones’ Diary), Maureen Beattie (TV credits include Lewis, The Bill, Taggart, Casualty); David Bark-Jones, Simon Bubb, Danielle Flett, Geoffrey Freshwater, Chris Larkin, Thomasin Rand and Sasha Waddell.

TUE – SAT 7.30PM, WED & SAT 2.30PM TICKETS Tue Eve & Wed Mat £26.50, £24.50, £21.50, £18.50 Wed & Thu Eve & Sat Mat £28.50, £26.50, £23.50, £20.50 Fri & Sat Eve £30.50, £28.50, £25.50, £22.50 CONCESSIONS £3.00 off excl Fri or Sat Eve FRIENDS £5.00 off Tue Eve (Max. 2 tickets per Friend) GROUPS 8+ £3.00 off top three prices only, excl Fri & Sat Eve GROUPS 12+ £5.00 off top three prices only, excl Fri & Sat Eve SWAN THEATRE 20% OFF DINING ON OPENING NIGHT

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JASON MANFORD First World Problems Everybody’s favourite northern comedian, Jason Manford, has announced a brand-new tour and it promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent MEAL DEAL Burger (Beef or wit. Jason’s TV credits include winning ITV’s opera talent Veggie) , Fries contest Born to Shine, QI and Live at the Apollo. & Bee r for £10.00 TICKETS £23.50 SWAN THEATRE

THU 11 JULY DOORS 7PM, START 8PM

Hellfire Summer HOLIDAY

16+

Join us for sizzling comedy in the middle of the scorching British summer. Enjoy live comedians, fish and chip cones and an ice cream making your favourite comedy club the perfect summer evening out. Line-up – Pete Johansson, Roger Monkhouse and Andrew Ryan. ENTRY £10.00 Includes fish & chip cone and an ice cream TOWN HALL

Channel 5 and Premier Stage Productions are proud to present the brand-new Milkshake! Live on Stage! The all-singing, all-dancing live stage show will star Milkshake! favourites Little Princess and Scruff, Noddy and Tessie Bear, Roary and Big Chris, Fifi and Bumble and B1 & B2 – the Bananas in Pyjamas. This musical spectacular is sure to have you and your family tapping your toes, clapping your hands and singing at the top of your voices. The show features new songs, classic favourites and funky dance moves, plus plenty of laughter, bags of audience interaction and bucket loads of fun for all the family too! TICKETS £13.00, £12.00 FAMILY OFFER £44.00 (4 tickets, max. 2 adults) SWAN THEATRE

SAT 27 JULY 1PM & 3.30PM

Milkshake! Live on Stage!

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THU 8 – SUN 11 AUGUST

Following the acclaimed 2012 production of Beauty and the Beast, Wycombe Swan Summer Youth Project returns with our 21st production – the classic musical OLIVER! Consider yourself part of our biggest summer event, as up to 250 local young people come together with a professional artistic team and in just two weeks create a fabulous large-scale production!

With a sensational score full of Lionel Bart’s irresistible songs including Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, I’d Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah and As Long As He Needs Me this year’s Summer Youth Project demands you pick up a ticket or two.

Thu – Sat 7pm, Sat Mat 2.30pm & Sun 5.30pm TICKETS £16.50, £15.50, £13.50, £12.00 CONCESSIONS £1.50 off Thu, Sat Mat & Sun FRIENDS £3.00 off Thu only GROUPS 6+ £12.00 per ticket Sat Mat & Sun only SWAN THEATRE Produced by Wycombe Swan on behalf of the HQ Theatres Trust, Charity Registration Number: 1145989

A major refurbishment of Wycombe Town Hall means there will be no Wycombe Swan Youth Theatre event in February 2014. However our 2014 Summer Youth Project will be auditioning again in Spring 2014 so keep an eye on wycombeswan.co.uk for details.


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The Pat Steel and Bucks SchoolS of Dance present When I Grow Up, I want to be…

This summer, the Pat Steel and Bucks Schools of Dance will combine to perform a spectacular show for all the family! There’s something for everyone to enjoy whether you are, or were, an aspiring ballerina, pro-golfer or rock star! TICKETS £14.00 SWAN THEATRE

FRI 6 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

GRAFFITI CLASSICS 16 strings, eight dancing feet and four voices with one aim: to make classical music wickedly funny and exhilarating for young and old alike. Graffiti Classics bursts the elitist boundaries of the traditional string quartet with its hilarious all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy show. Kids and adults love the uplifting and virtuosic variety of musical styles, all tied together with cheeky audience interaction. TICKETS £17.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off FRIENDS £2.50 off SWAN THEATRE

FRI 6 SEPTEMBER DOORS 7PM, START 7.30PM

FAULTY TOWERS THE DINING EXPERIENCE After a sell-out performance in June, Basil, Sybil and Manuel bumble their way back to the Wycombe Swan Theatre. This pitch-perfect tribute to Fawlty Towers hurtles along for two hours of fully immersive, highly improvised and site specific comedy theatre. Enjoy the madcap mayhem and a three course meal – with you playing the part of their restaurant diners. 16+

TICKETS £42.50 includes three-course meal and reception drink FRIENDS 10% off OAK ROOM

SAT 7 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

AN EVENING OF DIRTY DANCING Often imitated, never bettered, An Evening of Dirty Dancing is the original box office smash-hit homage to one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time. This sexy song and dance spectacular is a barnstorming success featuring a dynamic cast of West End WINE & performers sure to show you the time of your life! S Please note this show is not affiliated with Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage currently on tour in the UK and worldwide.

TICKETS £18.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off SWAN THEATRE

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‘A magical show …perfect’ Nottingham Post ‘Fresh, bright and funny… lovingly done’ The Stage FRI 30 AUGUST – SUN 1 SEPTEMBER

Written by Mellie Buse & Jan Page

Sunnysands Pirate, Horatio Heave Ho takes Jason and Jemima on a pirate adventure in search of treasure. But when things go wrong, it’s time for Grandpa to put on his Shrinking Cap and save the day. It’s Teamwork! A brand-new story told by a young ensemble cast who bring all your favourite Sunnysands characters and places to life before your eyes. Imaginative and highly theatrical, children will fall in love with Grandpa in my Pocket all over again. FRI 1PM, SAT 1PM & 4.30PM, SUN 11AM & 3.30PM TICKETS £14.50 UNDER 16s £2.00 off SWAN THEATRE

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Based upon the television series Grandpa in my Pocket produced by Adastra Creative Limited.

Production Photographs © Robert Workman

Grandpa in my Pocket comes to the stage with a whole new ‘Grandpa’ theatre experience for young fans of the hugely popular CBeebies television series.


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It’s elementary! It’s also downright hilarious as comedy national treasure Joe Pasquale takes on the role of Sherlock Holmes. As one of the UK’s top stand-ups Joe brings mirthful merriness to proceedings, but will he be skating on thin ice?! With Ben Langley as Doctor Watson and Andrew Fettes as everyone else, this sure-fire wonderfully ridiculous show is well worth an investigation. Has the Baskerville beast bitten off more than it can chew when confronted by our crime stopping team? Will Holmes find his Deerstalker and will the Deer be happy when he does? Stick some shag in your pipe and visit 221b Baker Street for the most gripping comedic thriller of the age! TICKETS £21.00 CONCESSIONS £2.50 off GROUPS 8+ £2.00 off SWAN THEATRE

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Eastbourne Herald Fri sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm FRI7.30pm, 7.30PM, SAT 2.30PM & 7.30PM TICKETS £18.00 TICKETSFri Fri&&Sat SatEve Eve£24.00, £24.00,£22.00, £22.00, £20.00, £20.00, £18.00 Sat SatMat Mat£21.00, £21.00,£19.00, £19.00,£17.00, £17.00,£15.00 £15.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00offoff FRIENDS FRIENDS£3.00 £3.00off off GROUPS £3.00 offoff SWAN THEATRE GROUPS10+ 10+ £3.00 SWAN THEATRE

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WED 18 & THU 19 SEPTEMBER 8PM

BILL BAILEY Qualmpeddler

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Bill Bailey had Doubts about the modern world, but these have now grown into Qualms. He will be channelling these feelings of Unease and Apprehension using all the classic Bill Bailey elements including trademark musical mash-ups, multi-lingual riffs, films, songs, philosophising and silliness on a grand scale. Come savour the Broth of Anxiety with Bill Bailey – Qualmpeddler. Latecomers not admitted. TICKETS £26.00 A £2.50 per ticket booking fee may apply. SWAN THEATRE

SUN 22 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

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ELKIE BROOKS Elkie Brooks is now in the fifth decade of her career and with numerous hit singles, million-selling albums and awards, her annual tours are a treat for fans old and new.

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Performing some of her classic hits, blues and jazz, an evening with Elkie is guaranteed to entertain. TICKETS £24.00 SWAN THEATRE

TUE 24 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

BEYOND THE BARRICADE Beyond the Barricade visits Wycombe Swan with a new show for 2013. With a cast of past principal performers from the West End production of Les Misérables, this production will include songs from Miss Saigon, Phantom Of The Opera, West Side Story, Blood Brothers, The Jersey Boys and climaxes with a spectacular finale from Les Misérables! TICKETS £20.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off FRIENDS £3.00 off SWAN THEATRE

WED 25 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

UPBEAT BEATLES The 50th Anniversary Tour

In 1963 The Beatles had their first hit record and went on to shake the world with their brand of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Now, 50 years later, Upbeat Beatles recreate the excitement, raw energy and authentic sound of the original Fab Four. Hear the songs that changed a generation, such as Let It Be, Help! and Hey Jude, performed live on stage. TICKETS £18.50 SWAN THEATRE

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BOOK ONLINE wycombeswan.co.uk WED 25 SEPTEMBER, WED 2 OCTOBER & WED 16 OCTOBER 1.10PM

WOOBURN FESTIVAL LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

Come to the Wycombe Swan Oak Room to hear works from The Phantasy Trio with Rosemary Taylor on clarinet, Peter Mallinson, on viola and Gregory Drott on piano to include works by Glinka, Bruch and Mozart. The following week here Patrick Avery on guitar and Tim Carleston as Counter Tenor and finally, Robert Cheung plays piano to include works by Mozart, Chopin, Debussy and Rachmaninov. wooburn.com TICKETS FREE OAK ROOM See wycomebswan.co.uk for detailed listings

FRI 27 SEPTEMBER 7PM

UGM RECORD LABEL PRESENTS ROAD TRIP A once in lifetime opportunity to see what life is like as an artist aiming for the top. Hear real stories, real music and see real talent from local people, courtesy of UGM. It’s not the destination but the journey that shapes us! TICKETS £15.00 SWAN THEATRE

Sat 28 September 7.30PM

Kate Rusby Of all the stars in Folk Music, few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby.

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A remarkable interpretive artist, Kate sings soulful vocals resonating with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel. Audiences are sure to be thoroughly entertained by Kate’s choice of much-loved classics from her back catalogue stretching over her two decades of music making. TICKETS £22.50 UNDER 16s £15.00 SWAN THEATRE

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GEORGIE FAME IN CONCERT Georgie Fame & Sons

Georgie Fame, with his much-loved blend of Jazz and Rhythm & Blues, is an icon of the British music scene. Having collaborated with greats such as Eric Clapton and Van Morrison and with more than 20 albums and 14 hit singles, including the Number Ones Yeh Yeh and The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde under his belt he is bona fide Musical Legend! TICKETS £19.00 SWAN THEATRE

WED 2 OCTOBER 7.30PM

THAT’LL BE THE DAY Brand New Show! Prepare yourself for a party as the legendary That’ll Be The Day returns by popular demand. This hugely entertaining rock ‘n’ roll spectacular features a fantastic line up of knock-out hits from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, mixed with loads of new zany comedy routines to produce a show with a real feel-good party atmosphere. TICKETS £24.00, £22.00 SWAN THEATRE

THU 3 OCTOBER DOORS OPEN 7.30PM

18+

WYCOMBE SWAN BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL Join us this October for some of the top brewed ales and ciders from the local area. With live music from The Salts and 20 types of ale, it’s the perfect evening out for any ale fan. TICKETS £12.00 on the door. Ticket price includes one free beer. TOWN HALL in partnership with

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Fri 4 October 7.30PM Join us for an unmissable evening of entertainment with comedian, singer, actor and chat show host Brian Conley. A versatile performer whose unique sense of comedy and comic timing has audiences demanding more, Brian will also perform songs from some of the award-winning West End musicals in which he’s starred including Hairspray, Jolson and Me and My Girl to MEAL DEAL CIRCLE FOY ER name but a few! 3 courses TICKETS £25.00, £19.00 SWAN THEATRE

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FRI 4 OCTOBER 8PM

ALEXEI SAYLE The godfather of alternative comedy makes his first visit to Wycombe Swan, following two sold-out London seasons. ‘Fearlessly funny…thrills and surprises at every turn.’ HHHH Metro ‘Back on the stand-up stage for the first time in 16 years, his comic control remains something rare and wonderful.’ The Times TICKETS £16.00 TOWN HALL

SAT 5 OCTOBER 8PM

THE SHOWSTOPPERS This brand-new musical comedy will be created from scratch especially for the Wycombe Swan. Your suggestions spontaneously become an all-singing, all-dancing show on the spot, with unpredictable and hilarious results. ‘Spontaneous and hilarious.’ HHHHH Whatsonstage.com TICKETS £14.00 CONCESSIONS £4.00 off TOWN HALL

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SIXTIES GOLD For lovers of sixties music, this is the ultimate, and probably never to be repeated, line-up. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of when it all began. Featuring Number One hit-makers Gerry & The Pacemakers and The Searchers’, controversial, ponytailed P.J. Proby, the internationally acclaimed The Fortunes and, Brian Poole and Chip Hawkes. TICKETS £30.50, £28.50 SWAN THEATRE

SAT 12 OCTOBER 12NOON

THE MAGICAL PLAYROOM

Written by and starring Cerrie Burnell as seen on CBeebies Libby dreams of becoming a ballerina, but when she’s told to wear a false arm for dancing lessons, she rebels, seeking escape in her favourite playroom. Suddenly, the toys magically come to life around her. Will Libby’s new friends be able to help her to achieve her dream? Running time 55 minutes. Most suitable for ages 3+ TICKETS £10.00 TOWN HALL

MON 14 & TUE 15 OCTOBER 7.30PM The nation’s favourite cookery show comes alive on stage at Wycombe Swan Theatre! Star host Russell Grant and TV chef Lesley Waters are joined by a celebrity chef serving up all the favourite ingredients of Britain’s best-loved cooking show. Will ‘Green Peppers’ or ‘Red Tomatoes’ triumph? Book now to decide and vote at Ready Steady Cook Live! readysteadycooklive.com Chefs and guest hosts appear subject to availability.

TICKETS £26.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off SWAN THEATRE

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WED 16 OCTOBER 7.30PM

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FASCINATING AÏDA – CHARM OFFENSIVE

18+ EVERY THU FROM THU 10 OCT – THU 28 NOV (excluding Thu 17 October) DOORS AT 7PM SHOW STARTS AT 8PM | TOWN HALL

Hellfire Comedy Club returns this autumn. With the best up-and-coming comedians and a few Hellfire favourites this season looks set to be the funniest yet. Book now to avoid disappointment! 10 OCT John Moloney / Angela Barnes / Romesh Ranganathan 24 OCT Lloyd Griffiths / Shappi Khorsandi / Andrew Ryan 31 OCT Phil Jerrode / Ian Stone / Dave Twentyman 7 NOV Tom Deacon / Julian Dean 14 NOV Holly Walsh / Bryan Lacey / Adam Bloom 21 NOV Joe Lycett / Jason Patterson 28 NOV Joel Dommett / Michael Fabbri Line-up subject to change

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Following a sell-out 2012 tour, three Olivier Award nominations and over 10 million YouTube hits, Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman celebrate 30 years of Fascinating Aïda with a brand-new show. Expect topical new songs hot off the press, plus some outrageous old favourites, as Fascinating Aïda continue to grow old disgracefully!

‘Cabaret Heaven’

‘A Delight’

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TICKETS £21.00 FRIENDS £2.50 off SWAN THEATRE

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RICHARD ALSTON DANCE COMPANY FRI 11 & SAT 12 OCTOBER 7.30pm The Times has called Richard Alston ‘a choreographer for whom every dance is a love affair with his chosen music’. The Devil in the Detail is danced to the music of Joplin the ‘King of Ragtime’ played live. ‘Devilishly witty and tricky’ The Herald The brand-new Buzzing Round the Hunisuccle combines contrasting pieces by Jo Kondo with dance of nimble and breath-taking precision. ‘As snappy and as clear eyed as anything in his 40-year career’ The Independent Celebrating this year’s centenary of Britten, Illuminations paints a vivid picture of the wild young genius Arthur Rimbaud, visionary and misfit in equal part. ‘All the dancers ate up the work as if relishing this rare slice of passion and drama’ The Independent ‘Perhaps the best ensemble Alston has ever had’ Judith Mackrell, The Guardian richardalstondance.com TICKETS £23.50, £21.50, £19.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off SCHOOLS £7.50 One free teacher for every ten pupils booked FULL TIME EDUCATION £12.50 SWAN THEATRE

Illuminations, photo by Tony Nandi


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AN EVENING WITH RAY MEARS The Outdoor Life

Ray Mears is perhaps the foremost expert of bushcraft and survival and no doubt the widest-travelled! Over the past two decades Ray has become recognised as an authority on the subject and has become a household name through his various television series, including Trips Money Can’t Buy with Ewan McGregor. Don’t miss this captivating theatre show in which Ray talks about his life and shares stories from his many years surviving the wilderness. TICKETS £25.00, £22.50 CONCESSIONS £22.50, £20.50 UNDER 16s £17.50, £15.50 GROUPS 10+ One free for every 10 booked FAMILY OFFER £75.00 (4 tickets, max. 2 adults) SWAN THEATRE

THU 17 – SAT 19 OCTOBER 8PM Fourways Theatre Company presents

THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III This award-winning play tells the story of King George III and his descent into madness. This gripping tale relives the treatments the King was forced to undergo, the scheming of the Prince of Wales, and his plan to overthrow the King! A witty and gripping play by one of the nation’s favourite living playwrights. TICKETS £14.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off TOWN HALL registered charity 1150257

FRI 18 OCTOBER 7.30PM

JACKSON LIVE IN CONCERT Ben’s portrayal of Michael Jackson in his prime has to be the most vocally and visually accurate tribute to the King of Pop ever to have toured UK theatres. Jackson Live in Concert features all-live vocals and music, fabulous costumes and of course all the signature dance moves associated so fondly with the undisputed King of Pop. Pure MJ! TICKETS £19.50 OVER 60S & STUDENTS £4.00 off SWAN THEATRE

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SAT 19 OCTOBER 8PM

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ED BYRNE Roaring Forties

£10.00 A self-confessed ‘miserable old git’ since the age of 23, Ed Byrne is now in his Forties. While for others this might result in a crisis that prompts the purchase of a sportscar, Ed embraces middle age with open arms. Come join him, as he truly comes of age and gives out his clarion cry: ‘I am in my Forties. HEAR ME ROAR!’

TICKETS £23.50 A £2.50 per ticket booking fee may apply. Latecomers not admitted. SWAN THEATRE

SAT 19 OCTOBER DOORS 7PM, START 7.30PM

TED & CO The Dinner Show

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Smash-hit comedy treat Ted & Co is performed to perfection. The highly-acclaimed cast combine satire and surrealism with a good helping of old-fashioned comedy. This highly interactive dinner and show promises an hilarious evening! (Ahh, Go on, Go on, Go on, Go on!). ‘It’s as close to Father Ted as you can get’ – RTE, Ireland TICKETS £42.50 includes three-course meal and reception drink OAK ROOM

SUN 20 OCTOBER 7.30PM

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Tasmin Little plays Bruch

Bizet L’Arlésienne Suite No.1 Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition Conductor: Bramwell Tovey Violin: Tasmin Little Tasmin Little has built a reputation as one of the UK’s foremost violinists, performing with the world’s greatest orchestras in a career which has taken her to every continent. Tasmin performs Bruch’s dazzling Violin Concerto No.1, a challenging work which will showcase her virtuosic abilities. The concert closes with Ravel’s stunning orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. These extraordinarily vivid musical pictures range from the quiet lyricism of The Old Castle to the shattering sonic splendour of The Great Gate of Kiev. TICKETS £30.50, £25.50, £22.50, £15.50 CONCESSIONS £1.50 off FRIENDS £2.50 off SWAN THEATRE

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GO WEST AND HUE & CRY in Concert plus special guests THE CHRISTIANS Relive the ‘80s as critically acclaimed legends of the era Go West and Hue & Cry, and special guests The Christians, are united on the same bill. With millions of album sales, iconic hits, plus over twenty five years of perfecting their craft this authentic 80s triple header is a treat not to be missed. Hue and Cry will be performing as an acoustic duo. TICKETS £29.50, £27.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off SWAN THEATRE

THU 24 OCTOBER 7.30PM

RAF IN CONCERT Join the Central Band of the RAF plus the Big Band sound of the legendary Squadronaires as they salute the camaraderie and fortitude embodied by men and women from the ‘Dambusters Generation’ – on the 70th anniversary of the famous Second World War raid. Music includes Night and Day, Soul Bossa Nova, In The Mood and Apple Honey. Compèred by BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce. TICKETS £22.50, £19.50, £16.50 GROUPS 10+ 10% off SWAN THEATRE MEAL DEAL

SAT 26 OCTOBER 8PM

SANDI TOKSVIG My Valentine

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NOW Sandi Toksvig – comedian, novelist, actor, broadcaster, show-off and international treasure – is embarking on a major UK solo tour to celebrate publication of her novel Valentine Grey.

Host of Radio 4’s News Quiz and regular QI panellist, Sandi will present an evening of stand-up, stories and fascinating facts. TICKETS £19.00 FRIENDS £2.00 off SWAN THEATRE

SUN 27 OCTOBER 2.30PM & 8PM

AND THE BEAT GOES ON! VIBE returns with their showcase And The Beat Goes On! to promote Black Heritage. This musical celebration brings together a catalogue of musical styles including Blues, Classical and Reggae. The matinee will be a showcase of young gifted people. The whole day is supported by Radar, Genuine & Peaceful lives. TICKETS SUN MAT £10.00, £8.00, CHILDREN £3.00 off SUN EVE £15.00, £12.00, CHILDREN £7.00, £5.00 BOTH SHOWS £22.00, £18.00 CHILDREN £10.00 off TOWN HALL

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Kids’   Menu

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FRI 25 & SAT 26 OCTOBER Aliens love underpants Of every shape and size But there are no underpants in space So here’s a big surprise! This zany, hilarious tale based on the best-selling children’s book is delightfully brought to life on stage for the very first time. With stunning effects, madcap action, original music

(and lots of aliens of course!) this fantastically fresh and funny production will delight the whole family. You’ll laugh your PANTS off! Suitable for families with children aged 3+ FRI 2PM & 4PM SAT 10.30AM, 12.30PM & 2.30PM TICKETS £13.00 SWAN THEATRE


BOOK ONLINE wycombeswan.co.uk TUE 29 OCTOBER 7.30PM

SLADE AND SWEET In the ‘70s Slade provided a soundtrack to the glam generation; join Dave Hill, Don Powell, John Berry and Mal McNulty for an exhilarating roller-coaster ride of pure rock ‘n’ roll. Rock music phenomena Sweet are the quintessential glam rockers, come and see why Pete Lincoln, Andy Scott, Tony O’Hora and Bruce Bisland are still playing to sell-out audiences around the world. TICKETS £28.50, £26.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off SWAN THEATRE

FRI 1 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

CLASSIC CLAPTON Classic Clapton, the World’s No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band, featuring front-man Mike Hall, will be making their first ever appearance at the Wycombe Swan this November. They will perform all of Eric Clapton’s classic songs including Wonderful Tonight, I Shot The Sheriff, and of course Layla! There will even be an ‘unplugged’ segment. TICKETS £18.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off SWAN THEATRE

SAT 2 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

SYD LAWRENCE ORCHESTRA

A zesty new show full of fizzle and sparkle and brimming with surprises. Chris Dean leads the Orchestra, showcasing their finely blended sound and conjuring memories of the glittering and glamorous days of the Big Band era. The atmosphere is exciting, the music dynamic and vibrant and Chris’s spontaneous, wry humour is a highpoint, adding a little spice to the occasion. Don’t miss this spectacular show full of pulsating energy and musical fireworks from the best band in the land! TICKETS £19.50 FRIENDS £2.00 off SWAN THEATRE

SAT 2 NOVEMBER 8PM

ERIC AND LITTLE ERN

Devised and performed by Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens This is an affectionate, moving and fantastically funny homage to the greatest comedy double act that Britain has ever seen. Recreating some of the finest moments of Eric and Ernie’s television and stage performances alongside new material created by the performers, together they make a brilliant comedy that recreates the all-ages appeal of Morecambe and Wise in their heyday. EricAndLittleErn.com TICKETS £14.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off TOWN HALL

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BOOK ONLINE wycombeswan.co.uk SUN 3 NOVEMBER 1PM & 3.30PM Direct from Australia, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo brings these awesome prehistoric creatures to the stage as you’ve never seen them before! From cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, meet the most recent addition to the Dinosaur Zoo, a carnivorous theropod known as the Australovenator, the most complete meat-eating dinosaur found in Australia! Observe and interact with these extraordinary life-like dinosaurs in this entertaining and highly imaginative live show.

Kids’   Menu

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Children can watch wide-eyed from a safe distance or dare to get right up close to the creatures. TICKETS £13.50 GROUPS 10+ £11.00 plus one free group organiser SWAN THEATRE

FRI 8 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

THE UK PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE SHOW Pink Floyd fans are in for a treat for the ears with this brand-new 2013 show, and a feast for the eyes with a spectacular light and laser show. The performance spans from the first track on Pink Floyd’s very first album to the last chimes of The Division Bell, as well as tracks from the seminal Dark Side of the Moon album. TICKETS £16.50 TOWN HALL

SUN 10 NOVEMBER 7PM

ESSENCE OF IRELAND

Essence of Ireland tells a story of love, joy, happiness and heartache endured by Cora McGowan and Sean Dempsey as they are separated by emigration from each other and their beloved Ireland. This moving story told through music, song and dance features original choreography and music, together with Irish classics such as Galway Girl, Irish Rover and Carrickfergus. ‘Mesmerising’ The Guardian TICKETS £22.50 CONCESSIONS £4.00 off FAMILY OFFER £70.00 (4 tickets, max. 2 adults) SWAN THEATRE

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BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

BASED ON ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ BY

CHARLES DICKENS

THE HIT MUSICAL BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS BY

LESLIE BRICUSSE DIRECTED BY

BOB TOMSON

DESIGNED BY

PAUL FARNSWORTH ILLUSIONS & SEPCIAL EFFECTS BY

PAUL KIEVE

‘SHEER MAGIC.

‘THRILLINGLY SPECTACULAR.

A GIGANTIC FEAST OF SONG AND DANCE WITH A MOUNTAIN OF MAGIC’

HARRY POTTER’S ILLUSIONIST PAUL KIEVE IS THE GENIUS BEHIND THE SHOW’S SPECIAL EFFECTS’

EVENING NEWS

SUNDAY TIMES


THE RECORD-BREAKING LONDON PALLADIUM PRODUCTION!

‘SHOWS DON’T COME BETTER THAN THIS’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘BREATHTAKING. TOMMY STEELE – WHAT A STAR!’ THE SUN

TUE 5 – SAT 9 NOVEMBER Tommy Steele’s return to the London Palladium in Scrooge sent him into the record books in 2005 as the star to have headlined the most performances at London’s most famous theatre. A prestigious plaque was mounted at the Palladium to honour this extraordinary achievement, and in 2012, by phenomenal public demand, Tommy was back at the Palladium to reprise the role! Tommy’s legendary career includes over twenty hit singles, Hollywood movie hits such as The Happiest Millionaire and Finian’s Rainbow, and countless award-winning stage musicals such as Half a Sixpence, Hans Andersen and Singin’ in the Rain. The ideal winter treat, Scrooge is a heart-warming family story with stunning sets and costumes, specially created illusions by magician Paul Kieve (acclaimed for the magic effects in the Harry Potter films) and a fantastic musical score which features the Oscar nominated hit Thank You Very Much. Don’t miss Ebenezer, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future and a whole host of Dickensian characters in the award-winning, international smash-hit musical Scrooge! TUE – SAT 7.30PM, WED, THU & SAT 2.30PM TICKETS Tue Eve £26.00, Wed - Thu Eve £35.00, £33.00, £31.00, £28.00, Fri & Sat Eve £37.00, £35.00, £33.00, £30.00 CONCESSIONS £2.50 off Mon - Thu Eve & all Mats FRIENDS £8.00 Tue Eve (max. 2 tickets per Friend) GROUPS 8+ £2.50 off Tue - Fri Eve & Weekday Mats GROUPS 15+ £5.00 off Tue - Fri Eve & Weekday Mats SWAN THEATRE 20% OFF DINING ON OPENING NIGHT

5.30PM-6.30PM Pre-booking essential. Check website for menu.

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SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL The Shakespeare Schools Festival works with 1,000 secondary, primary and special schools all over the UK, making it possible for them to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre. Each night four schools will perform four different Shakespeare plays. Come along and celebrate the achievements of your local schools in a wonderful evening of entertainment. Details of participating schools and their performance day will be listed at wycombeswan.co.uk TICKETS £8.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off TOWN HALL

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WED 13 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

Burger (Beef or Veggie) , Fries & Bee r for

AL MURRAY

The Only Way Is Epic £10.00 Broken Britain may be staring into the bottom of an empty pint glass, but don’t lose hope – Al Murray The Pub Landlord is back to fill it up again, with a show of epic proportions. This monumental new live stand-up show, The Only Way Is Epic, from the multi-award-winning comedian is not just a tour…it’s a national pep talk; Get your orders in now! thepublandlord.com Parental discretion advised. Show contains adult themes.

TICKETS £26.50 A £2.50 per ticket booking fee may apply. SWAN THEATRE

FRI 15 & SAT 16 NOVEMBER FRI 4PM, SAT 10.30AM, 1PM & 4PM Come and join Peppa and her friends for another all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles! The nursery roof is leaking and Peppa and her friends need to fix it – quick! As they set up a fete to raise the money for the repairs, they’ll need your help to make sure everything goes smoothly. Peppa Pig returns live on stage with super-cute puppets and brilliant sing-a-long songs in this brandnew show that will brighten your day. So grab your wellies and brollies and get splashing! TICKETS £15.50, £13.50 UNDER 16s £2.00 off FAMILY OFFER £54.00 (4 top price tickets, max 2 adults) SWAN THEATRE

Kids’   Menu

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Peppa Pig © Astley Baker Davies Ltd / Entertainment One UK Ltd 2003

Locally sourced Beechdean Farmhouse Dairy Ice Cream is served from all of our bars.


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AIDA Directed by Ellen Kent, this magnificent traditional production with amazing special effects, stars the celebrated Chisinau National Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra with an international guest soloist. This brand-new production brings the dramatic grandeur of ancient Egypt to the stage in Verdi’s classic love story brimming with war, jealousy and revenge. Telling the tragic story of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl, Aida and her love for the Egyptian hero, Radames. With opulent sets and costumes, this production is as stunning visually as it is musically and features some of the greatest pieces of music Verdi ever wrote, including the well-known arias Celest Aida and the great chorus piece the Triumphal March.

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Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

TICKETS £32.50, £30.50, £26.50, £21.50 CONCESSIONS £2.50 off FRIENDS Half Price (Max. 2 tickets per Friend) GROUPS 10+ £29.00, £24.00, £23.00, £21.50 FULL TIME EDUCATION £32.50, £16.00 SWAN THEATRE

TUE 19 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

NIGEL KENNEDY World-famous violinist Nigel Kennedy presents a programme celebrating the music of Bach and Fats Waller. The concert begins with Bach sonatas and partitas for solo violin, after which Nigel is joined by an acoustic guitarist, a snare drummer and a double bass player who help to perform Kennedy’s own arrangements of the music of the legendary Fats Waller as well as classical cross-over pieces. TICKETS £39.00, £35.00, £31.00 CONCESSIONS £2.50 off SWAN THEATRE

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THEA GILMORE Thea Gilmore’s recent album Regardless was her first Top 40 entry, from a career encompassing 14 albums. It features the magnificent hit single Love Came Looking For Me. Loyal fans of this great artist’s razor-sharp lyrics, melodic flair and honey-toned voice, include Bruce Springsteen and David Badiell! Don’t miss her Wycombe Swan premiere. TICKETS £16.00 TOWN HALL

WED 20 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live! Following a smash-hit UK Tour in 2012, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is back in this ground-breaking new stage production – a radio show like you never saw before! Joining Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, and Hitchhiker’s original cast members, will be a VIP Guest ‘Voice Of The Book’. hitchhikerslive.com TICKETS £26.00 FRIENDS £2.50 off SWAN THEATRE

THU 21 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Stephanie Gonley violin/director Acclaimed international violinist Stephanie Gonley directs and appears as soloist with the world’s most recorded chamber orchestra.

This delightful programme opens with Grieg’s Holberg Suite, the composer’s 19th century re-working of a tuneful 18th century dance suite. Pachelbel’s famous and much-loved Canon is very popular not only in its original version for three violins, cello and harpsichord, but also in various commercial transformations, while Schubert’s Adagio and Rondo for violin and orchestra is a mini violin concerto which brims with Viennese tunefulness. The programme ends with Vivaldi’s masterpiece, The Four Seasons, a baroque virtuoso tour de force for which Stephanie Gonley and the ECO have been acclaimed both here and abroad. TICKETS £21.00, £19.00, £16.50, £15.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off top two prices SWAN THEATRE

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JOHN COOPER CLARKE

with Special Guests Luke Wright and Mike Garry John Cooper Clarke’s biting, satirical and very funny verse is as relevant today as it was in the ‘70s. A regular on BBC 6 Music and at festivals including Glastonbury, his poems are now studied on the GCSE syllabus. He is truly one of Britain’s best-loved performers and has a plethora of new work which he will perform alongside classics such as Beasley Street and Evidently Chickentown. TICKETS £19.50, £17.50 STUDENTS £12.50 limited number available SWAN THEATRE

SAT 23 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

16+

STRICTLY BURLESQUE

Join us for a spectacular and saucy evening of seductive girls, glamorous costumes, hilarious comedy and surprise celebrity guests, in a unique new blend of burlesque, music and comedy entertainment. This internationally acclaimed extravaganza features some of the best burlesque performers from around the globe and looks set to take the UK by storm! Prepare for fun, laughs and plenty of teasing!! TICKETS £24.00, £22.00 GROUPS 10+ one free ticket SWAN THEATRE

SUN 24 NOVEMBER & SUN 2 FEBRUARY 2014 4PM

HIGH WYCOMBE MUSIC CENTRE GALA CONCERT A showcase for students from High Wycombe Music Centre featuring more than 350 young musicians in a variety of bands, orchestras and choirs. TICKETS £9.00 CONCESSIONS £2.50 off FRIENDS £2.00 off SWAN THEATRE

SUN 24 NOVEMBER 8PM

ARDAL O’HANLON

£5.00 off Ted & Co

when buying a full price ticket!

Father Ted star, Ardal O’hanlon is delighted to present his latest stand-up show for 2013. The style is observational, the subject matter is Life itself, and the default expression is one of utter disbelief! Sometimes thoughtful, sometimes silly, but always punchy. ‘Charm, intelligence and fabulous phrase-making’ The Guardian TICKETS £21.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off TOWN HALL

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‘This is one of the best and most exciting productions of this great play I have seen, ever.’ The Sunday Times

‘Every performance is fantastic… It really is magic.’ HHHH

The Guardian

TUE 26 – SAT 30 NOVEMBER Fresh, funny and beautifully lyrical, Propeller’s multi-award-winning production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream has enchanted packed houses all over the world. In Shakespeare’s most magical play, love and illusion collide when two pairs of lovers become entangled in fairy mischief on the eve of a Royal Wedding. Dreams and reality become interchangeable and romantic chaos ensues. In Propeller’s Dream, seeing really is believing! Propeller is an internationally renowned all-male Shakespeare company, led by director Edward Hall. One thing is certain – nobody does Shakespeare like Propeller.

TUE – SAT 7.30PM, WED & SAT 2.30PM TICKETS Tue Eve & Wed Mat £15.00 Wed - Thu Eve & Sat Mat £23.00, £20.00, £17.00, £15.00 Fri & Sat Eve £25.00, £22.00, £19.00, £16.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off excl Fri & Sat Eve FRIENDS £5.00 off Tue Eve only (Max. 2 tickets per Friend) GROUPS 10+ £5.00 off top two prices Tue - Thu only SCHOOLS £12.00 SWAN THEATRE 20% OFF DINING ON OPENING NIGHT

5.30PM-6.30PM Pre-booking essential. Check website for menu.

‘I’ve been hooked on Propeller’s work since I saw my first performance several years ago. Their performances are full of energy and exuberance, and whilst being hugely inventive the classical text shines through. I’m delighted that they are coming to the Swan for the first of hopefully many visits.’ Simon Stallworthy Theatre Director, Wycombe Swan

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TICKETS £40.00

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GROUP DISCOUNTS: GROUPS 10 - 30 5% off GROUPS 31+ 10% off


Award-winning TV soap-star and comedian Shane Richie stars in this year’s spectacular Wycombe Swan pantomime as Buttons. With amazing 3D sequences, spectacular special effects, comedy in abundance and lots of audience participation, this will be a family-friendly pantomime you won’t want to miss!

TICKET PRICES BLUE PERFORMANCES

£30.50 • £28.50 • £27.00 • £25.00 RED PERFORMANCES

£28.00 • £26.00 • £24.50 • £21.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off GROUPS 12+ £4.00 off

friends Half price tickets (max 2 per friend, only available on Sat 7 Dec 2pm & 7pm)

GREEN PERFORMANCES

£25.50 • £23.50 • £21.00 • £19.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off GROUPS 12+ £18.50

SCHOOLS 10+ £10.50 – one free teacher for every 10 booked GROUPS 25+ £15.50

u FAMILY OFFER (2 Adults, 2 Children) RED FAMILY u GREEN FAMILY u Limited number available

Limited number available on all Green performances

If booked and paid by end of October

If booked and paid by end of October

£85.00 • £80.00 • £75.00 £75.00 • £70.00 • £65.00 If booked and paid from 1 November

If booked and paid from 1 November

£90.00 • £85.00 • £80.00 £80.00 • £75.00 • £70.00 A £1.50 per ticket booking fee may apply. Groups, Schools and Friends don’t pay a booking fee.

Enjoy a family meal* for ONLY £25.00 Book your table now by calling

01494 512000

(*Based on a family of two adults and two children, for larger parties please call 01494 552885, subject to availability)

SAT 7 DECEMBER 2013 – SUN 5 January 2014 SAT 7 DEC 2pm u 7pm u SUN 8 DEC 1.30pm u 5.30pm u MON 9 DEC TUE 10 DEC WED 11 DEC THU 12 DEC FRI 13 DEC SAT 14 DEC SUN 15 DEC

NO PERFORMANCES 2pm u 7pm u 11am u 2.30pmu 2pm u 7pm u 2pm u 7pm 11am 3pm 7pm 1.30pm 5.30pm

MON 16 DEC TUE 17 DEC WED 18 DEC THU 19 DEC FRI 20 DEC SAT 21 DEC SUN 22 DEC

NO PERFORMANCES 2pm u 7pm u 2pm u 7pm u NO PERFORMANCES 2pm u 7pm 11am 3pm 7pm 1.30pm 5.30pm

MON 23 DEC 2pm 7pm TUE 24 DEC 1.30pm 5.30pm WED 25 DEC NO PERFORMANCES 7pm THU 26 DEC 2pm FRI 27 DEC 2pm 7pm SAT 28 DEC 11am 3pm 7pm SUN 29 DEC 1.30pm 5.30pm MON 30 DEC 2pm 7pm TUE 31 DEC 1.30pm 5.30pm WED 1 JAN NO PERFORMANCES THU 2 JAN 2pm u 7pm u FRI 3 JAN 2pm u 7pm SAT 4 JAN 2pm 7pm SUN 5 JAN 1.30pm 5.30pm SIGN INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES Sun 8 December 1.30pm and 5.30pm


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BECK THEATRE WED 7 AUGUST

TREASURE ISLAND

WED 11 SEPTEMBER

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MON 8 – WED 10 JULY

DEATHTRAP STARRING

FRI 27 SEPTEMBER

BOTOWN

STEPHEN BECKETT

The Soul of Bollywood

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WATFORD

COLOSSEUM FRI 4 OCTOBER

BOOTLEG 60s

THU 17 OCTOBER

BAY CITY ROLLERS

MON 25 – WED 27 NOVEMBER

BUDDY

The Buddy Holly Story

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MON 22 – SAT 27 JULY

DREAMBOATS & PETTICAOTS


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WEDDINGS AT WYCOMBE SWAN

A wedding at Wycombe Swan offers a unique experience with the ceremony and celebrations all under one roof, allowing you to enjoy this very special occasion in style. To discuss your event call 01494 552 885 or email sam@wycombeswan.co.uk to find out more

LET US HOST YOUR DREAM EVENT *

With beautiful panelling and stained-glass windows, the intimate Grade II listed Oak Room is an unforgettable venue for parties or corporate lunches. For a larger space the Town Hall can hold up to 600, has fully integrated sound and lighting technology and an experienced technical team. If you’re in need of a larger space you can also hire the Swan Theatre, which has a capacity for up to 1,000 people.

Photos: Trish Gant

A unique setting for an unforgettable event, Wycombe Swan hosts conferences, parties, banquets and wedding receptions. With adjacent parking, easy access to national rail and major road networks, we are perfectly placed for your event and our in-house hospitality team will make your event truly special.


HOW TO BOOK BOOK ONLINE Booking your favourite seat at the Swan couldn’t be easier, with our easyto-use and fully secure online booking system. So why wait in a queue when you can book your tickets and choose exactly where you’re going to be sitting from the comfort of your own home?! Simply visit wycombeswan.co.uk, select your show and follow the easy on-screen steps.

IN PERSON Visit us at Wycombe Swan

Theatre, St Mary Street, High Wycombe HP11 2XE

BY TELEPHONE Call 01494 512 000 Our Ticket Office is open Mon to Fri 10am – 7pm and Sat 10am – 6pm. We will also be open until half an hour after a performance start time.

ACCESS FOR ALL

Sennheiser Infrared facilities are available for people who are hard-of-hearing from the theatre ticket office. Pre-performance touchtours can also usually be arranged for visually impaired people. Booster seats are available to hire from the theatre cloakroom at £1 per visit.

Large print copies of this brochure can be ordered from the Ticket Office Terms and conditions apply to all our services. Please see website for details. All information in this brochure correct at the time of going to print. Tickets prices subject to change in line with the prevailing VAT rate at the time of purchase.

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BOOKING FEES Bookings by credit/debit card or cheque incur a £1.50 per ticket charge, max. £9 per transaction. Some special events carry higher fees which may also include cash payments – please see individual show listings. £2 per transaction is charged for posting tickets. CONCESSIONS Concessions are available for Over 60s, Under 16s, students, unwaged, or those with a disability. Enquire at Ticket Office when booking your tickets. GROUP RATES Group rates apply to full price tickets only.

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Chiltern Railways provide fast and frequent services to High Wycombe. You’ll find train times and tickets on chilternrailways. co.uk. If you are travelling in a group of 3 or 4, then buy a GroupSave* ticket from any staffed ticket office. With GroupSave, 3 or 4 people can travel together off-peak for the price of 2 adults.

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CAR Use HP11 2XE to find us with Sat Nav. Wycombe Swan car park is sometimes busy but more spaces can be found at Easton Street, 5 minutes away. Parking is £1.50 per visit after 6pm.

BUS The Swan is a 10 minute walk from Eden Bus Station. Visit arrivabus.co.uk or carouselbuses.com

HQ Theatres HQ Theatres Gift Vouchers make the perfect Christmas Gift for friends and family. With thousands of events at our ten venues there is entertainment for all tastes! Vouchers are available from wycombeswan.co.uk and are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL

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

Since October 2010 HQ Theatres, alongside its sister company Qdos Entertainment, has been raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Theatres for Theatres Appeal. To date we have raised £390,000 for the appeal which aims to build new state-of-the-art operating theatres at the hospital, which treats very sick children from across the UK.

This money has been raised through the generosity of our audiences and the staff of the Wycombe Swan Theatre who have taken part in various fund-raising events and activities. We will continue to support the Theatres for Theatres Appeal and your ongoing support is greatly appreciated. On behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital, a huge thank you.


COMING SOON...

“Remarkable… astounding… memorable…” HHHH DAILY EXPRESS

“Brown can command a packed house with an assurance that has the audience laughing uproariously at one moment and sitting in rapt and silent wonder the next”

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WED 29 JANUARY – SAT 1 FEBRUARY 2014

MON 17 – SAT 22 FEBRUARY 2014 NOT SUITABLE FOR UNDER 12s

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