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AUTUMN / WINTER 2018

HIGHLIGHTS THIS SEASON

PETE FIRMAN NOT LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER HENRY BLOFELD ZOE LYONS THE THINKING DRINKERS FATHER CHRISTMAS NEEDS A WEE

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BOOK ONLINE swindontheatres.co.uk FRI 6 – SAT 7 JULY 7.30PM

FRED, TED, JACK & HAROLD

By Matt Fox What if eternity was meant literally? What if your soul deserved to be crushed? What if you happened to be the worst of the worst, and every tedious hour spent battling the photocopier was actually payback for the most heinous crimes imaginable? Fred, Ted, Jack & Harold is the darkest of dark comedies, featuring a selection of infamous characters, in a familiar world turned on its head. TICKETS £15.00 STUDENTS £2.00 off

WED 11 JULY 8PM

QUIRKY BIRD THEATRE Quirky Bird Theatre take over Swindon Arts Centre for one night only! Presenting work from their adult group, Ignite, who will be presenting a diverse programme ranging from monologues and duologues, to group Shakespeare and even some musical moments. This will be a very warm-hearted and gentle evening of drama, comedy and fun, celebrating passion, enthusiasm and joy for the arts. TICKETS £11.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

FRI 13 JULY 2PM

MEMORY CINEMA Dementia Friendly Film Screenings

Cinemas can provide a powerful way to reconnect with memories and others, yet aren’t always accessible to people with dementia. Swindon Arts Centre is pleased to present a series of dementia friendly film screenings in a safe and relaxed environment. The July Memory Cinema will screen: Some Like It Hot Memory Cinema invites those living with dementia and a friend, family member or carer to come and enjoy a nostalgic film in the relaxed surroundings of Swindon Arts Centre in Old Town. The screening will be tailored to make those living with dementia feel comfortable and safe, with the house lights remaining on low, the option to sing, talk or dance through the film, plenty of clear signage and our friendly ushers on hand to help at all times.

Tickets Free Entry but please book to register. There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply.

Our standard group discounts are available wherever you see the star symbol

GROUPS GROUPS 8 – 19 £2.00 off a ticket GROUPS 20 – 39 £2.50 off a ticket + group organiser goes free GROUPS 40+ £3.00 off a ticket + group organiser goes free


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PSYCHIC NIGHT WITH NIKKI KITT Nikki Kitt is a spiritualist medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful psychic/mediumship evenings. As a medium, Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by giving messages to people in the audience from their loved ones in spirit with amazing accuracy in descriptions, BUY TWO personalities and all sorts of personal information. The LARGE GLASSES

show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment. TICKETS £13.00

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THU 19 – SAT 21 JULY 7.30PM Chocolate Theatre present

THE WEDDING SINGER

Chocolate Theatre bring you The Wedding Singer – the musical that takes us back to a time when hair was big, yuppies ruled, tonic suits and ra-ra skirts rocked and a wedding singer was the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer’s sparkling score does for the 80s what Hairspray did for the 60s. chocolatetheatre.co.uk TICKETS £16.00

SAT 1 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE By Oscar Wilde Lady Hunstanton’s house party is in full swing when Gerald Arbuthnot is announced as secretary to the witty Lord Illingworth. However, once Gerald’s mother makes an appearance, suddenly his future is uncertain. Should Mrs Arbuthnot tell her son the truth she has hidden all these years? Would Gerald and Society ever forgive her? After all, who would believe Lord Illingworth to be a man of no importance? TICKETS £14.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

FRI 7 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

RICHARD DIGANCE Richard resumes as normal after his Golden Anniversary celebrations of 2017 by doing what he loves best, telling stories, playing the guitar and singing songs. This year there’s a whole new show having shaken off the nostalgic trip of 50 years last year. TICKETS £17.50 FRIENDS £2.00 off

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FRI 14 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

HENRY BLOFELD 78 Retired

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Henry ‘My Dear Old Thing’ Blofeld has hung up his microphone after 50 years commentating on international cricket. The cherished golden voice of cricket has decided to celebrate by touring the country with his brand-new show, jam-packed full of unheard anecdotes from on and off the pitch, as well as stories from the TMS box not allowed on the radio! TICKETS £22.50

FRI 21 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

BUSWELL & NYBERG’S Spectacular Pop-Up Folk Orchestra

Shaun Buswell and Erik Nyberg return to Swindon to create another one-off concert with a pop-up orchestra made from locally-sourced, free-range musicians. Playing a mix of Buswell’s new album, popular songs, movie/TV theme tunes, as well as music from some very special guests, it’s a night to remember. ‘Beautiful music’ BBC News TICKETS £16.00 CONCESSIONS £3.00 off

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SAT 22 SEPTEMBER 8PM

PETE FIRMAN Marvels

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Pete Firman is one of the UK’s most popular magicians and he’s back with his astonishing new show. You’ve seen him on TV, now experience his trademark blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic live on stage! As seen on ITV1’s Tonight At The London Palladium and The Next Great Magician, BBC One’s The Magicians, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. TICKETS £18.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

WED 26 – SAT 29 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

Phoenix Players present

DEAD MAN’S HAND By Seymour Matthews

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This captivating thriller at first seems to be the usual ‘Agatha Christie’ type play – two couples lured to a remote Italian villa to be murdered one by one. However as the play advances, surprising revelations and intriguing twists and turns begin to tease the audience. An enticingly clever piece of work which seems to laugh at the all-too-familiar genre until the dead man shows his hand.

TICKETS £13.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

TUE 2 OCTOBER 8PM

THIS ROUGH MAGIC Magic, witchcraft, mystery, fairies and all things spooky! The mysterious figure of ‘Prospero from The Tempest’ introduces this fascinating mix of comedy, tragedy and philosophical ideas, exploring the themes of the occult in many of Shakespeare’s plays and poems, all bound together by the actors of Shakespeare Live. TICKETS £11.00

THU 4 OCTOBER 7.30PM

PAUL FOOT Image Conscious

14+

Greetings. I am one of the world’s comedians and I’m here to tell ye about my show. Have you ever considered the unique predicament of the soft-shell crab? Well I have. That animal is absolutely ridiculous. What about the many, MANY problems that occur when organising a suburban orgy? The catering, for example. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, which incidentally is a terrible type of lettuce. TICKETS £16.50

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2 Magpies Theatre Present

VENTOUX

Ventoux is the most fearsome mountain encountered on the Tour de France. It is also the story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani – whose drug-fuelled race there in 2000 was the greatest cycling had ever seen. Ventoux charts the parallel lives of these champions who overcame great adversity in tandem, and the mountain that cast them in opposing directions. TICKETS £16.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

SWINDON RECITAL SERIES SUN 7 OCTOBER 7.30PM

TICKETS £16.00 CONCESSIONS £13.50 STUDENTS £3.50 Accompanied children (14 and under) free.

Composers at 25 Paul Turner piano

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The SRS Artistic Director presents a celebration of music written when composers were 25 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the SRS. Schubert’s monumental Wanderer Fantasy takes centre stage, alongside Beethoven’s early Sonata in C and the first Ballade by Chopin.

£5.00

MON 8 OCTOBER 7.30PM

Rumpus Theatre Company presents

THE DEVIL’S BRIDE

Based on the chilling story by classic Victorian Gothic horror author Sheridan Le Fanu. Aspiring 17th Century painter Godfried Schalken seeks an apprenticeship with famous artist Gerard Douw, and falls in love with Douw’s niece Rose. But Douw achieved his fame by making a pact with the Devil, and when Gerard attempts to wed Rose, his evil rival returns to claim his wicked prize. TICKETS £15.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off FRIENDS £3.00 off

TUE 9 OCTOBER 7.30PM

COLIN STAFFORD-JOHNSON

Living a Wild Life Irish wildlife cameraman and television presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson is one of the world’s most acclaimed and internationally awarded filmmakers and now for the first time will be sharing his hair-raising stories. Illustrated with his own stunning film footage and photography, the talk promises unique natural history stories and special wildlife encounters in what promises to be a spell-binding evening. TICKETS £21.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

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JULIETTE BURTON Butterfly Effect Following total sold-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe 2015, 2016 and 2017, award-winning comedian Juliette Burton embarks on her first UK tour with her critically-acclaimed docu-comedy in which she investigates the power of kindness. Most of BUY TWO LARGE GLASSES us find it hard enough being kind to ourselves - let alone others. So is being nice outdated? Or can small OF HOUSE WINE, GET THE REST OF acts of kindness have big effects? THE BOTTLE TICKETS £15.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

THU 11 OCTOBER 7.30PM

PHIL NICHOL Your Wrong

FREE

14+

Trump. Your wrong. Brexit. Your wrong. Facebook. Your wrong. Tinder. Your wrong. Religion. Your wrong. Fashion. Your wrong. Grammar. Your wrong! Your Wrong questions the nature of understanding and explores our modern day need to be right about everything. TICKETS £16.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

FRI 12 OCTOBER 7.30PM

OYE SANTANA Welcome to Oye Santana – four decades’ worth of hits from Black Magic Woman and Oye Como Va via Samba Pa Ti, Europa and She’s Not There to Smooth, Maria Maria and Corazón Espinado – played with power, passion and perfection. You’ll be open mouthed, we promise. TICKETS £19.00

SAT 13 OCTOBER 8PM

LEE HURST Mucking About

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In his brand-new show, star of BBC1’s They Think It’s All Over, Lee Hurst will be exploring the relationship between… No he won’t, he’ll be leaving that old twaddle to comedians at the Edinburgh Festival. Lee will be turning up, lobbing gags and funny stuff at you from all angles. A hilarious night is about to hit town. TICKETS £20.00

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BOOK ONLINE swindontheatres.co.uk THU 18 OCTOBER 7.30PM

DEREK ACORAH Love, Life, Laughter

A thoroughly modern medium whose appeal crosses the generations to young and old alike, he remains the forerunner in the field of paranormal and spiritual matters. Now comes your chance to experience just what makes Derek Acorah one of the foremost names in the world of Psychic phenomena, as well as a BUY TWO celebrity, author and accomplished live performer like no LARGE GLASSES other. *Evenings of mediumship are not scientifically proven and OF HOUSE WINE,

are presented for educational and entertainment purposes only. TICKETS £22.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

FRI 19 OCTOBER 8PM

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16+

DANE BAPTISTE G.O.D (Gold. Oil. Drugs) Fresh from hosting Live at the Apollo and another total sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Dane Baptiste brings his third smash-hit show on national tour. Original, provocative and exceptionally crafted, G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs) explores our world-wide pursuit of wealth, power and pleasure. ‘A comical genius’ ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine TICKETS £14.50

SAT 20 OCTOBER 7.30PM

VIVA NEIL DIAMOND

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Bob Drury’s one-man show is an absolute ‘must-see’ for any Diamond fans. Prepare to be blown away by his vocal likeness which has been delighting audiences around the world. This year’s show includes all the favourites plus Neil Diamond’s UK hit Pretty Amazing Grace and a few lesser known songs that you’re sure to love by the end of the night. A fantastic evening guaranteed! TICKETS £17.00

SUN 21 OCTOBER 8PM

DARREN HARRIOTT Visceral Edinburgh Comedy Award ‘Best Newcomer’ Nominee, Darren Harriott is one of the most exciting emerging comedians in the UK – a confident performer with a captivating charm, Darren’s comedy deals with everything from subverting stereotypes, to everyday observations, to that juiciest of topics, politics – all with a cutting edge and a great smile. TICKETS £17.50

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MON 22 OCTOBER 7.30PM

A darkly comic, Mel Brooks style parody following the story-line of the D.H. Lawrence novel...with a few twists. Lady Chatterley welcomes home her husband, Clifford, from a war that has left the world in tatters. With Clifford’s legs also left in tatters, he arrives at Wragby Hall confined to a wheelchair and clutching his secret. As the couple grow apart Constance falls into a passionate, sexual and curiously experimental affair with estate gamekeeper: Mellors.

TICKETS £16.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

WED 24 OCTOBER 7.30PM

Broad Horizons Theatre Company present

REBELLIOUS SISTERHOOD Votes for Women Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst is not a well woman. Recently released from prison, her hunger strike has left her weak and debilitated. 1913 has not been an easy year. The only sanctuary is with her friend, the composer, Ethel Smyth. But Ethel’s love for Emmeline is about to be challenged by the arrival of young firebrand, Grace Roe, fresh from turning East Anglia into a hotbed of Suffragette protest. This exciting play takes a rare glimpse behind the scenes at the private lives and the personal cost paid by the leaders of the Suffragettes. TICKETS £14.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

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BOOK ONLINE swindontheatres.co.uk THU 25 OCTOBER 7.30PM

WITHERING LOOKS LipService

Britain’s favourite literary lunatics, are back with their cult Brontë spoof Withering Looks, a slice of life with the Brontë sisters, well, two of them actually, Anne’s just popped out for a cup of sugar. Withering Looks won a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award and the Critics’ award for Comedy at the Edinburgh Festival. Don’t miss the chance to share in the silliness! TICKETS £16.50

HALF TERM TREATS FRI 26 OCTOBER 2.30PM

PINOCCHIO When Geppetto carves Pinocchio, something magical happens. As the puppet takes shape it gradually comes to life, learns to walk and talk and takes on all the qualities of a mischievous little boy. Pinocchio may be disobedient but he’s also inquisitive and brave and has the most amazing adventures where he earns the prize he most desires – to become a real live boy. ‘An excellent show for grown-ups and children alike’ ★★★★ The Herald TICKETS £16.00 CONCESSIONS £4.00 off

5+

SUN 28 OCTOBER 11AM

JAMES CAMPBELL

The Hilariously Funny World Of… A stand-up comedy show for children over six, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words. Hold onto your socks, take the banana out of your ears and enjoy the best comedy for kids from the man who invented it. James’ show will find the hilariously funny things about everything including pets, couscous, spaniels, making your own yoghurt, bees and why we have hair. TICKETS £9.00 CHILDREN £2.00 off FAMILY OFFER 4 TICKETS £2.00 off per ticket


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INTO THE SHADOWS Recreating the unique sound of The Shadows, with hits such as Wonderful Land, Guitar Tango, Frightened City, Dance On, FBI, Atlantis, Man Of Mystery and of course their first number one hit Apache, which is still recognised as being one of the most iconic instrumental records of all time. Come along and relive and enjoy those wonderful memories, from the magical 60s! TICKETS £18.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

SUN 28 OCTOBER 8PM

ZOE LYONS Entry Level Human

14+

Successful comedienne Zoe Lyons may seem like she has some sort of idea what she’s doing in life. But does she? Or is she the perfect example of an Entry Level Human? Decide for yourself, as this hugely popular comic returns with a fresh crop of ‘quick-fire observational gags, delivered with utter conviction’ (Chortle), not to mention ‘proper laugh-out-loud one-liners’ (The Herald). TICKETS £17.50

FRI 2 NOVEMBER 8PM

ALI COOK Principles of Deception

8+

Star of the West End magic spectacular Impossible, Penn & Teller: Fool Us (ITV1), Dirty Tricks (Ch4), Monkey Magic (Five), Psychic Secrets (Five) and the Jerry@Trick show with Jerry Sadowitz (Five). Ali Cook returns with his own brand of awe-inspiring magic and off-beat comedy. Expect to be genuinely amazed. ’The Show is Perfection' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby TICKETS £16.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

SAT 3 NOVEMBER 8PM

SIMON EVANS Genius

14+

Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans’. Endlessly distracted by the trivial, we allow the classical tools of grammar, logic and rhetoric to lie unregarded in the shed of consciousness, rusting to a picturesque hue that would actually look really great on Instagram. But which filter? Hmmm... TICKETS £16.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

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LARRY DEAN Bampot Fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at The Apollo debut, Larry Dean has a new hour of ‘unexpected and excellent’ ★★★★ (Times) thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem. ‘Confessional storytelling at its funniest’ ★★★★★ (Herald). As seen on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store and Roast Battle. On sale to Friends Thu 28 June, on general sale Fri 29 June TICKETS £12.50 FRIENDS £2.00 off when booking on Thu 28 June only

TUE 6 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

WISHBONE ASH Discover for yourself why Wishbone Ash remain one of the most enduring and popular bands in British Rock. With millions of albums sold, their iconic twin-guitar sound inspired bands from Thin Lizzy to Iron Maiden and produced such classics tracks as The King Will Come, Throw Down The Sword and Blowin’ Free. TICKETS £22.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

FRI 9 NOVEMBER 8PM

THE THINKING DRINKERS Pub Crawl

The Thinking Drinkers are back with a brand-new, hilarious, intoxicating bar-hop through history. Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts take you from the symposiums of Ancient Greece to the classic British boozer via Wild West saloons, Victorian gin palaces and the secret Speakeasy. You’ll learn a lot, you’ll laugh a lot and, don’t forget, you get five free drinks. TICKETS £17.50

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THU 8 NOVEMBER 8PM

STEPHEN K AMOS

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Highly acclaimed, uplifting stand-up comedian and broadcaster Stephen K Amos is back from his world tour and hits the road this Autumn with his brand-new tour Bouquets and Brickbats. His main aim is to cheer us up, for a moment, and try to help us forget what a mess the world finds itself in right now.

£5

TICKETS £20.00

SAT 10 NOVEMBER 8PM

AYESHA HAZARIKA Girl On Girl: The Fight for Feminism

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Phew! After Weinstein and #MeToo, women of the world have finally united...for a good old-fashioned bitch-fight! Who cares about smashing the patriarchy when you can go full-on Prisoner: Cell-Block H? Ex-political adviser and regular pundit on Sky, BBC, CNN & LBC, Ayesha analyses the fight for feminism with humour and honesty, and asks – are sisters doing it to themselves? TICKETS £15.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

WED 14 – SAT 17 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

Western Players present

LORD ARTHUR SAVILE’S CRIME By Constance Cox, adapted from a short story by Oscar Wilde

Lord Arthur Savile is to be married. His fiancé’s mother arranges a palm reading to assess his character. He is told he will commit a murder, so he decides to get the deed over and done with before his wedding by bumping off one of his many elderly relatives. The result is entertaining and extremely hilarious with a host of colourful characters and a sparkling and witty script. TICKETS £13.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

MON 19 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

FALLEN ANGELS By Noel Coward Two 1920s housewives are left to their own devices whilst their husbands go golfing. What are they to do to amuse themselves? Discuss current affairs, sip Champagne, conspire to commit adultery? TS Theatre Productions, better known for staging contemporary performances, take on Noel Coward at his witty best in Fallen Angels. TICKETS £13.00 CONCESSIONS £11.00

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BOOK ONLINE swindontheatres.co.uk THU 22 NOVEMBER 8PM

GRAHAM FELLOWS

Completely Out Of Character Graham Fellows has performed as the character John Shuttleworth for over 25 years on stage, TV and radio, delighting audiences with his songs and quirky take on everyday life. Now Graham, minus purple leather jacket and fawn slacks (but fully clothed!), steps out from behind the keyboard to plug in his guitar and sing his own songs: revelatory, humorous and quirky still, sometimes sad. TICKETS £14.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

THU 29 NOVEMBER – SAT 1 DECEMBER

Chocolate Theatre present

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

This brilliant, cult hit musical is based on the original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams has fallen in love and confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. TICKETS £17.00

SWINDON RECITAL SERIES SUN 2 DECEMBER 7.30PM

TICKETS £16.00 CONCESSIONS £13.50 STUDENTS £3.50 Accompanied children (14 and under) free.

Polly Leech mezzo soprano Paul Turner piano

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Swindon born Polly Leech is currently based in Amsterdam following her year as a Young Artist at the National Opera Studio in London. Her programme includes Elgar’s ever popular Sea Pictures, Schumann’s song cycle Op.90 and glorious songs by Duparc.

£5.00

MON 3 – TUE 4 DECEMBER 7.30PM

A CHRISTMAS CAROL By Charles Dickens Following last year’s sell-out show, European Arts Company returns for the 175th anniversary of A Christmas Carol in the company of Charles Dickens himself! Come and enjoy a seasonal treat in the spirit of Christmas past, present and future. ‘John O’Connor’s performance is a delight. A festive treat.’ ★★★★ The Stage TICKETS £17.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off FOSAC £2.50 off SCHOOLS £10.00 per ticket

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Blast off for a fun-filled panto that is out of this world! Geoff Marsh and his crazy gang are back at the Arts Centre for another brand-new pantomime. When two sisters decide to stay up late to see if they can catch Santa delivering presents they get more than they bargained for... Kidnapped by aliens and taken to a distant planet to meet their king, it is up to the children’s granny and a Christmas elf to rescue them. Helped by Captain Jerk and crew of the Starship MinceyPies, can they get the children back to earth in time for Christmas? 3+

TICKETS £15.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

SUN 9 DECEMBER 7.30PM

Living Spit Comedy Theatre presents

NATIVITY With the usual mix of silly songs, pitiful puppetry and more Biblical befuddlement than you can shake a figgy pudding at, Living Spit’s Nativity promises to be a cornucopia of comic Christmassy crudeness that you’ll never forget! Not for the faint-hearted... TICKETS £15.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

16+

GARY DELANEY FRI 23 NOVEMBER

LAST FEW SEATS!

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THE MAGICAL MUSIC OF CHRISTMAS with Ray Dance and Judith Sharp Sit back and enjoy an evening of magical Christmas music, old and new, from classical to pop. Ray and Judith will be joined by talented friends to present a show full of great singing, dancing and music. Let the magical music of christmas get you into the festive, holiday mood. As with all of Ray and Judith’s productions, profit from these evenings will be donated to a local charity. TICKETS £12.00 UNDER 16s £3.00 off

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FRI 14 – MON 24 DECEMBER Father Christmas is back on his rounds...and he still needs a WEE!

At every house Father Christmas eats and drinks the tasty treats that have been left for him. But when he reaches number ten he realises that he’s forgotten to do something rather important and he really, really, really needs a WEE! TaleGate Theatre Productions hit the perfect combination of witty humour, fantastic music and the extra sparkle for which they have become known in this fabulously funny and brilliantly bouncy musical adaptation of Nicholas Allan’s much loved book.

‘This was an excellent romp of a show that had both children and adults laughing along.’ Broadway Baby Performance times are online at swindontheatres.co.uk TICKETS £14.00 – £17.00 CHILDREN £1.00 off FAMILY OFFER 4 TICKETS Fri 14 & Mon 17 Dec £50.00 FAMILY OFFER 4 TICKETS All other performances £52.00 SCHOOLS 10+ £11.00 Running Time: 50 minutes

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Autumn-Winter 2018 Swindon Arts Centre  

We hope you will visit Swindon Arts Centre many times throughout the forthcoming season of top drama, musicals, dance, comedy and live music...

Autumn-Winter 2018 Swindon Arts Centre  

We hope you will visit Swindon Arts Centre many times throughout the forthcoming season of top drama, musicals, dance, comedy and live music...

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