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WYVERN THEATRE & ARTS CENTRE AUTUMN / WINTER 2018

HIGHLIGHTS THIS SEASON

PEPPA PIG’S ADVENTURE OLIVER! FLAWLESS ROSS NOBLE DAVID WALLIAMS’ AWFUL AUNTIE ALADDIN

and much, much more!


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AUTUMN / WINTER MEMORY CAFÉ AT THE WYVERN THU 19 JULY, THU 20 SEPTEMBER, THU 18 OCTOBER, THU 15 NOVEMBER, FESTIVE MEMORY CAFÉ MON 10 DECEMBER 10.30AM – 12PM The Memory Café provides a facility where those living with Dementia, their carers, friends and families can meet, talk and join in with a range of activities, as well as having an opportunity to speak to support workers, medical practitioners, advisors etc. for information and help. For further information regarding the Memory Café please call us on 01793 524481. This is a free service.

Tea & Tour

TOUR AND AFTERNOON TEA £11.00 per person TOUR AND PROSECCO AFTERNOON TEA £16.00 per person (As above but with a glass of bubbles!)

THURSDAY 19 JULY, 20 SEPTEMBER, 18 OCTOBER, 15 NOVEMBER

After sell-out dates last season, we are thrilled to be continuing with our Tea & Tour packages. Let our expert guides lead you behind the curtain to explore the backstage secrets of show business. Tread the boards and see the auditorium from the stars’ point of view. After your tour, relax and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea created by our hospitality team. Tours begin at 2pm, followed by afternoon tea at approximately 2.45pm. Available for pre-bookings only.

Our standard group discounts are available wherever you see the star symbol. Booking fees are removed for group bookings.

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


BOOK ONLINE swindontheatres.co.uk FRI 6 JULY 7.30PM

THE BON JOVI EXPERIENCE One of the most iconic bands of the 80s, Bon Jovi had platinum selling albums and a plethora of anthemic singles around the world... The Bon Jovi Experience are the world’s first and finest tribute to Bon Jovi and the fact that they have performed live with Jon Bon Jovi himself and are featured on the official Bon Jovi website tells you all you need to know. ‘The best tribute I’ve ever seen’ Jon Bon Jovi TICKETS £23.50

TUE 10 JULY 7.30PM

DAN SNOW

An Evening with the History Guy The well-known historian and TV presenter Dan Snow recounts anecdotes of memorable experiences from his very successful career as an historian and broadcaster. Otherwise known as ‘The History Guy’, Dan will also research and include historical facts and stories relating to Swindon and the surrounding areas and will be aided by the use of digital screens. TICKETS £28.50 CHILDREN £7.50 off x2 ADULTS, x2 CHILDREN £87.50 OVER 60s £5.00 off

WED 11 JULY 7.30PM

GRIFF RHYS JONES Where Was I?

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Join the star of Not the Nine o’Clock News, Smith & Jones and Three Men In a Boat for a hilarious evening of comedy – observations, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies – from forty years of travelling down rivers and up mountains, into Africa, out of India, and across the arid wastes of the BBC. TICKETS £21.50

THU 12 JULY 7.30PM

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Wonderland Recapturing the magic of the Take That live experience with Gary, Howard and Mark and the inclusion of the ultimate entertainer Robbie Live, these guys really are the best and most celebrated tribute to Take That and Robbie Williams you will see anywhere. Performing all of the favourites from the 90s right through to the latest hits on their 10 Year Anniversary Wonderland Tour. TICKETS £26.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off FRIENDS £3.00 off

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FRI 20 JULY 7.30PM

THE ROCKET MAN

A Tribute to Sir Elton John Combining breath-taking vocal and piano performances, flamboyant costumes, a dazzling light show - all accompanied by an outstanding band and backing vocals. Travel back in time and be treated to all the hits such as Crocodile Rock, Philadelphia Freedom, Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting, Are You Ready For Love, I’m Still Standing, I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues, Tiny Dancer, Your Song and of course Rocket Man. TICKETS £26.00 FRIENDS £3.00 off

THU 26 JULY 8PM

MARK STEEL

Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright Mark’s sell-out show Who Do I Think I Am, revealed his natural father was a world backgammon champion. Now the star of Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town, and newspaper columnist of the year, is back at the Wyvern with his new show, guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it is. Please note, this is a repeat of the show that Mark brought us in March. TICKETS £18.50

18+

ROCK CHOIR LIVE! SUN 22 JULY

SOLD OUT

Where applicable, fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply.


SAT 28 – SUN 29 JULY SAT 1PM & 4PM, SUN 10AM & 1PM

PEPPA PIG’S ADVENTURE

Peppa Pig and friends are back in the brand-new live show Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music! The happy campers soon settle down to sleep and listen to the gentle pitter patter of rain. Safe and warm inside their tents the excited group can look forward to morning time, when there will be lots of muddy puddles to play in! ‘We’d go back and watch it again – we loved it!’ Mumsnet TICKETS £18.00 – £20.00 CHILDREN £2.00 off FRIENDS £2.00 off FAMILY (2 Adults & 2 Children) £72.00

THU 2 & THU 9 AUGUST 11AM IN THE SPOTLIGHT ROOM

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THU 2 – 4-6 YRS THU 9 – 7-10 YRS

Enter the funny and magical world of The Great Jaydini, a talented and professional magician whose unique style puts together a blend of comedy and magic suitable for ages 4+. TICKETS £13.00 (includes unlimited squash and a free interval ice cream, milk pop or fruit pop) Adults go free

Where applicable, fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply.


BOOK ONLINE swindontheatres.co.uk THU 2 AUGUST 7.30PM

WANNABE The Spice Girls Show

Featuring your favourite Spice Girls hits, Wannabe is a brand-new stage show that recreates the era of Girl Power giving you a 90s night out to remember! From the chart-stomping Spice Up Your Life through to the hip-shaking Who Do You Think You Are?, they will take you on a Spice World journey that will make you Zig-A-ZigAhhhh. Swing it, shake it, move it, make it down however you can. Costumes, groups and families all welcome for the biggest 90s party in town! ‘The perfect girls night out!’ The Venue, London SPECIAL OFFER TICKETS £25.00 BOTTLE OF FRIENDS £3.00 off PROSECCO £20.00

SUN 5 AUGUST 7.30PM

ROCK AND ROLL REVOLUTION The UK’s No.1 Rock ‘n’ Roll band, The Bluejays (As seen in Buddy, Dreamboats & Petticoats and Million Dollar Quartet) present an electrifying and authentic tribute to the 1950s – the era when music changed the world forever. Playing the biggest hits of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Eddie Cochran, Cliff Richard and more! Dust off your Blue Suede Shoes there’s a Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On! TICKETS £23.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off FRIENDS £3.00 off

THE GREATEST SHOW

SAT 4 AUGUST SOLD OUT

EXTRA DATE ADDED SAT 8 SEPTEMBER

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THU 23 – SAT 25 AUGUST

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‘Oom-Pah-Pah!’ Following the huge success of the 2017 Summer Youth Project, Summer Holiday, we are delighted to announce that this year we’ll present the theatrical, musical masterpiece, Oliver! With music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, Oliver! is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and tells the story of young orphan Oliver as he travels through the dark underbelly of London society, searching for a home, a family, and - most importantly - for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. Oliver! is one of the most loved British musicals and features some of the most iconic characters ever written. The fantastic score is packed with famous numbers including Food, Glorious Food, Where Is Love?, I’d Do Anything, As Long As He Needs Me and It’s A Fine Life. Exactly 50 years since the release of the iconic film adaptation, Consider Yourself One Of Us this Summer and join Oliver, Dodger and the gang for the Project that will have you wanting More! This year’s Summer Youth Project is proudly sponsored by Imagine Cruising. THU 7.30PM, FRI 4PM & 8PM, SAT 2.30PM & 7.30PM TICKETS £14.00 – £15.50 FRIENDS £1.00 off Where applicable, fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply.

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ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN

Performed by Gary Mullen & The Works Since May 2002, Gary Mullen and The Works have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you! TICKETS £23.50

SPECIAL OFFER BOTTLE OF PROSECCO

WED 5 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM Russian State Opera presents Bizet’s

CARMEN

£20.00

Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians. Feel the thrill and passion of love, jealousy and violence of 19th Century Seville in one of Bizet’s most popular pieces. Carmen tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by Carmen, a seductive, free-spirited femme fatale. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen’s love to the glamorous toreador Escamillo. TICKETS £34.00 – £39.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off FRIENDS £2.50 off

THU 6 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK The Rod Stewart Story A fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar! The show includes all the massive hits from Rod’s incredible career, classic rockers like Maggie May, Baby Jane and Do Ya Think I’m Sexy through to big ballads such as Sailing, You’re In My Heart, and Tonight’s The Night. TICKETS £26.00

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TINA TURNER EXPERIENCE This energetic show charts the life and career of one of the worlds iconic performers. Full of hits like Private Dancer, Nutbush City Limits, Proud Mary, River Deep Mountain High and Let’s Stay Together to name but a few, this show is the ultimate night out. The concert style show features a seven-piece band making this the only completely live touring tribute to this multi award-winning legend. BUY TWO TICKETS £22.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off LARGE GLASSES OF HOUSE WINE GET THE REST OF MON 10 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

ABBA FOREVER

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The unique ABBA look and sound is replicated with an incredible attention to detail as the beautiful lyrics penned by Benny and Björn are sung in wonderful harmony by all six performers on stage. Dynamic non-stop choreography, stunning visuals, top-class musicianship and an all-live two-hour spectacular performance. TICKETS £25.00

TUE 11 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

FLAWLESS

Chase the Dream – REBOOT Following their world tour, Flawless are back in the UK performing even bigger and jaw-dropping routines than ever before!

★★★★★ DAZZLING…DON’T MISS IT! NEWS OF THE WORLD

Stars of the smash-hit movies Street Dance 3D 1 and 2 and two-time winners of the World Dance Championships, Flawless came to the fore on TV’s Britain’s Got Talent a few years ago and their popularity has continued to rise ever since. This fantastically high energy, acrobat-fused, feel-good, family show follows the journey of 10 Big Dreamers, seeking the opportunity to live their ultimate dance fantasy on board the ‘Intergalactic Dream Ship’. TICKETS £28.50 Dance Schools £5.00 off per ticket (through the Ticket Office)

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Autumn Comedy SUN 9 SEPTEMBER 8PM TICKETS £28.50

DYLAN MORAN Dr Cosmos BAFTA and Perrier award winning comedian Dylan Moran embarks on his brand-new tour Dr Cosmos. Moran will offer his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache from one of the finest comedians of his generation.

SAT 15 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM TICKETS £22.00

JOE PASQUALE A Few Of His Favourite Things Joe Pasquale burst on to our TV screens 30 years ago on ITV’s New Faces. Now he’s on his 30th anniversary tour A Few Of His Favourite Things; a celebration of his best cack, plus some surprises on the way! Let your inner child loose and learn to laugh and play again.

SUN 16 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM TICKETS £23.50

CHRIS RAMSEY

14+

The Just Happy To Get Out Of The House Tour Critically acclaimed and award-winning stand-up comedian, host of his own TV entertainment show and stand-up show on Comedy Central, Celebrity Juice regular and the only person to ever put Katie Hopkins in her place; Chris Ramsey returns to the Wyvern with his 2018 live tour.

FRI 21 SEPTEMBER 8PM SHOW (DOOR’S 7.30PM) IN THE PLACE TICKETS £12.00

COMEDY CLUB

The Wyvern Comedy Club brings you another party filled evening of comedy fun with Keith Farnan, Kiri-Pritchard McClean and Dana Alexander. Please note that line-ups may be subject to change. Please note that this event takes place in our restaurant space and not in the main auditorium.

SAT 22 SEPTEMBER 8PM TICKETS £25.50

JOE AVATI 20/20 Vision

12+

Joe Avati returns to Swindon for his 20th anniversary world tour show, showcasing the best of his new material and your choice of the classic routines. His show is unique in that he gets the audience to decide what classic routines they want to hear.


for 2018 MON 24 SEPTEMBER 8PM TICKETS £20.00

IAIN STIRLING U Ok Hun? x Due to phenomenal demand the Bafta-winning stand-up and voice of Love Island is back this autumn, as his sell-out tour is extended for the third and final time. This is your last chance to catch Iain Stirling’s brilliant observations of modern millennial life in U Ok Hun? x ★★★★ Metro

TUE 25 – WED 26 SEPTEMBER 8PM TICKETS £28.50

ROSS NOBLE El Hablador

15+

Ross Noble returns to dance around the stage spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a hilarious stand-up show. At some point, he may wander into a shadowy part of the stage and look a bit shadowy.

WED 3 OCTOBER 7.30PM TICKETS £21.50 SENIORS/STUDENTS £4.00 off

SARA PASCOE LadsLadsLads Always honest, always regretting it later, Sara opens her heart and mouth again to share the adventures of the last year. Full of jokes, hope and white wine LadsLadsLads is the thinking person’s stag do. ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

THU 11 OCTOBER 8PM TICKETS £23.00

JASON BYRNE

You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything Strap in as ‘Outright King of Live Comedy’ (The Times) Jason Byrne takes you on a trip of mad routines alongside some proper bonkers stunts. As seen on Live At The Apollo (BBC1), The Royal Variety Show (ITV1), Don’t Say It, Bring It (Dave), Wild Things (Sky) and recently seen judging Ireland’s Got Talent (TV3).

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Autumn Comedy MON 5 NOVEMBER 7.30PM TICKETS £21.00 14+

ELIS JAMES & JOHN ROBINS

The Holy Vible Book Tour

Join Elis and John for a live reading from their debut book ‘The Holy Vible’. Over the course of the reading we will deal with topics such as Shame, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci and also give a rare glimpse into the off-air world of commercial digital indie radios most unproduceable presenters.

WED 7 NOVEMBER 8PM TICKETS £19.50

MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE

14+

Devil May Care

A new stand-up show from multi-award-winning comedian Marcus Brigstocke, a master of satirical comedy with an impressive list of TV credits including his role as team captain on Argumental (Dave), and host of The Late Edition and I’ve Never Seen Star Wars (BBC4). ‘Sharpest one-liner merchant ‘ Sunday Times

THU 8 NOVEMBER 8PM TICKETS £21.50

HAL CRUTTENDEN Chubster Hal’s literally filled our screens recently on Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You’re Fired, Bake Off: Extra Slice, and Live at the Apollo. His daughters chose the title of his new stand-up show. He’s now on a diet. ‘On top form’ ★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

MON 19 NOVEMBER 8PM TICKETS £22.50

DAVID O’DOHERTY YOU HAVE TO LAUGH

Unhook your mindbras. David O’Doherty is back on tour with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC2s Live At The Apollo and Channel 4s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

Where applicable, fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply.


BOOK ONLINE swindontheatres.co.uk THU 13 – FRI 14 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

FAITH

The George Michael Legacy Faith is a stunning celebration of one the greatest singer–songwriters of all time. Featuring international George Michael tribute Wayne Dilks and his eight piece band. A musical journey of 35 years of hit records, from Wham to his solo career, the show uses actual video footage from The George Michael 25 live tour and is a two hour spellbinding spectacle of his songs such as, Club Tropicana, I’m Your Man, Faith, Fast Love, Outside, Freedom, A Different BUY TWO Corner, Father Figure, Careless Whisper LARGE GLASSES and many more. OF HOUSE WINE

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TUE 18 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

AN EVENING WITH AGGERS

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Join Aggers in his first solo show as he takes us on a trip down memory lane, recounting tales from a wonderful and entertaining career on the field and in the box, with film footage, audio clips and photographs on our big screen. The event is being run in aid of the Professional Cricketers Association and we are raising money which will go to the organisation’s Benevolent Fund. TICKETS £28.50

WED 19 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

SUSIE DENT

The Secret Lives of Words Take a journey into the curious, unexpected, and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day. Alongside forgotten words stories you will hear Susie’s selection of the funniest moments from her 25 years on Countdown and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, as well as some startling results from eavesdropping on a group of waiters. TICKETS £21.50

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THE SHAOLIN WARRIORS Direct from China, the legendary Shaolin Warriors return, punching, kicking and tumbling in a dynamic spectacular. This is more than a Kung Fu show; it’s a traditional strength through adversity story. Rarely-seen Buddhist meditation meets deadly martialarts prowess as 20 Kung Fu masters depict the journey from a child’s monastery initiation to achieving fully-fledged warrior status. Marble slab-smashing, balancing on sharp metal spears, incredible synchronization and proficiency with 18 traditional weapons, stunning scenery, atmospheric music and spectacular lighting and costumes combine in a ‘must-see’ show for adults and children alike. TICKETS £28.00 FRIENDS £2.50 off

LUNCHTIME RECITAL SERIES WED 26 SEPTEMBER 1.05PM

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TICKETS £6.00 Accompanied children (14 and under) free

Miranda Dale violin Caroline Dale cello Joy Farrall clarinet Paul Turner piano Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time

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CAKE & COFFEE

£5.00

ON SELECTED SPIRITS

The 25th Anniversary season explodes into action with this masterpiece of the 20th century. Given its first performance in Görlitz 1941, Messiaen reported ‘Never was I listened to with such rapt attention and comprehension.’ Stunning music performed by extraordinary musicians.

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BOOK ONLINE swindontheatres.co.uk THU 27 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

ISLANDS IN THE STREAM

The Music of Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers

Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of country music royalty! This thigh-slapping stage show brings together the beloved glamour and personality of Dolly, along with Kenny’s charisma and energy with hit after hit including: Jolene, Ruby, 9 To 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, plus the smash-hit Islands In The Stream. TICKETS £24.50 – £26.50 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

FRI 28 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

THE MATT MONRO STORY The Final Tour

The Matt Monro Story is an inspired and unforgettable show. A unique evening of music, warmth and love. From Born Free to Walk Away to Portrait Of My Love be prepared to be transported in time by this tribute to one of Britain’s most popular and endearing singers named ‘The Singer’s Singer’ by his peers. The show features narration and audio visuals. TICKETS £26.00

SAT 29 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

THE CARPENTERS STORY This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music. Featuring all of the Carpenters hit songs including (They Long To Be) Close To You, Yesterday Once More, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, Rainy Days & Mondays, and many more! TICKETS £28.00

SUN 30 SEPTEMBER 3PM

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA The Best of British

PRE-SHOW LUNCH 1PM Full details online

Hilary Davan Wetton Conductor Marta Fontanals-Simmons Mezzo-soprano

Bring your union jack flags for an afternoon of rousing and exhilarating British music. Featuring Vaughan Williams’ much-adored The Lark Ascending, heroic POST-SHOW brass in Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No.4, patriotic pride in Eric AFTERNOON TEA Coates’ The Dam Busters March, Parry’s rapturous Jerusalem and more! TICKETS £32.00 – £35.00 UNDER 16s & STUDENTS £12.00 (limited availability)

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BOOK ONLINE swindontheatres.co.uk TUE 2 OCTOBER 7.30PM

BENEDICT ALLEN Ultimate Explorer Adventurer-explorer Benedict Allen tells the whole unvarnished truth of his most recent adventure – a solo expedition to Papua New Guinea, during which he filmed his journey to visit a community he had befriended thirty years earlier – when he hit the headlines after failing to turn up for a flight to Hong Kong, prompting his friends and family, and eventually the world media, to become concerned for his wellbeing. TICKETS £21.00 FRIENDS £2.00 off

THU 4 OCTOBER 7.30PM

THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY Direct from its success at London’s Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, a sold-out world-wide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound and many more. TICKETS £25.50

SAT 6 OCTOBER 7.30PM The High Sheriff of Wiltshire presents

UNCELEBRATED JOURNEY The High Sheriff of Wiltshire, Nicky Alberry presents a one-off spectacular performance which celebrates Swindon and its journey. This story of Swindon, and Swindon folk, is told through the eyes of ‘The Hammerman Poet’ – Alfred Williams, a poet and author born in 1877, into poverty. The performance will feature an eclectic mix of dance, music and film, and will pave the journey from the early days of Alfred’s life to a grand celebration of the diverse modern-day town we call home. TICKETS £26.00

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RIP IT UP HARRY JUDD LOUIS SMITH ASTON MERRYGOLD

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Following the smash-hit success of Rip It Up Dancing Through The 50s last year – which sold over 50,000 tickets and was acclaimed as the most exciting Strictly Come Dancing spin-off tour ever – Rip It Up brings the fabulous soundtrack of the 1960s to life in an explosion of song and dance!

Strictly Come Dancing champions Harry Judd and Louis Smith MBE and people’s champion Aston Merrygold will tour together as the ultimate boy band of dance, presenting everlasting hits from the decade that changed not just (y)our generation but the world; from Mersey Beat, Motown and Mod to West Coast and Woodstock. TICKETS £24.50 – £39.50 VIP £102 (includes central seats, VIP laminate, programme and meet & greet with Harry, Aston & Louis)

MON 8 OCTOBER 7.30PM

PRIVATE PARTS LIVE

With Jamie Laing and Francis Boulle For the very first time TV stars Jamie Laing and Francis Boulle are coming to a theatre near you! The two loveable gents are treading the boards with their live, laugh-aminute extravaganza developed from their hit podcast Private Parts. They have promised to share all the intimate and sordid details of their private lives, including gossip from both on and off the screen, so don’t miss out on a truly hilarious evening and an opportunity to meet them after the show too! BUY TWO LARGE GLASSES TICKETS £25.00 VIP £53.50 OF HOUSE WINE GET THE REST OF THE BOTTLE FREE

Where applicable, fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply.


BOOK ONLINE swindontheatres.co.uk TUE 9 OCTOBER 7.30PM

TOUR DE NED ITV’s cycling commentator Ned Boulting returns with an all-new production, built with wobbly precision on the edifice of the greatest bike race on earth. From the cobbles of Roubaix, over Alpe d’Huez towards the grand finale in Paris, Tour de Ned will recreate the gut-wrenching, edge of the seat drama of the race on the Wyvern stage. TICKETS £26.00

WED 10 OCTOBER 7.30PM

RUSSELL WATSON Canzoni d’Amore

SPECIAL OFFER BOTTLE OF PROSECCO

Having sold more than seven million albums world-wide, £20.00 Russell Watson is firmly established as the UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist of all time. To date, his illustrious career has included performances for Her Majesty The Queen, The Pope and two US Presidents. Following a series of sell-out performances in 2015 –16, ‘The People’s Tenor’ returns to the stage with his brand-new show. TICKETS £47.00

FRI 12 OCTOBER 7.30PM (DOORS 7PM) IN THE SPOTLIGHT ROOM

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GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! Mamma Mia It’s Murder Show

Get your dancing shoes on as Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! – Mamma Mia It’s Murder Show is dancing its way to the Wyvern! Join top tribute band Abbasolutely ABBA and zany host Melvynstar bright for an evening of mayhem, fun, laughter, murder, comedy and intrigue. Sing along to some hit classic ABBA songs with our professional singers and solve the crime as a bride-to-be tries to discover who her real father is. But not all is as it seems, as there is tension in the air and a murderous villain is in the crowd.

A COMED MUS Y EXTRAVAICAL GANZA

TICKETS £40.00 including a three-course meal

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BOOK ONLINE swindontheatres.co.uk FRI 12 OCTOBER 7.30PM

RUBY TURNER One of the country’s best-loved soul and gospel divas, Ruby Turner’s fans have followed her since way back when she sang with Culture Club, through to appearing at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert in 2012. Expect to hear plenty of those earthy, warm, heart-rending ballads with which she first made her name back in 1986 (I’d Rather Go Blind) with her own songs and R&B covers that simply bring the house down. TICKETS £25.50

SAT 13 OCTOBER 10AM – 1PM

FAMILY FUN DAY Family Fun Day is back!

This October we’ll be opening up the Wyvern for a morning of fantastic FREE family fun. Look out for a whole range of activities including character appearances, back-stage tours, themed story time, live music performances, crafts, face painting and much more. Everyone is welcome, so bring all the family and enjoy some free theatrical fun! Visit swindontheatres.co.uk to keep up-to-date with the line-up for this year’s Family Fun Day.

Where applicable, fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply.


BOOK ONLINE swindontheatres.co.uk WED 17 – SUN 21 OCTOBER WED – FRI 7.30PM, SAT 2.30PM & 7.30PM, SUN 2.30PM A SALOS production

OKLAHOMA! SALOS are pleased to be bringing Rogers and Hammerstein’s rootin’, tootin’ musical, Oklahoma! to the Wyvern Theatre this October. Set on America’s Western Frontier, against a background of conflict between farmers and cattlemen, Oklahoma! tells the tale of farm girl Laurey and the two rivals for her affections, happy go-lucky cowboy Curly and the sinister farm hand Jud. This classic musical features such well known numbers as Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’, I Cain’t Say No and People Will Say We’re In Love. Strap up your cowboy boots and hustle your horses, it’s time to party Oklahoma style! TICKETS £20.00 – £26.00 CONCESSIONS (Wed eve, Sat & Sun matinee) £18.00 – £24.00 FRIENDS (Wed eve, Sat & Sun matinee) £2.00 off FAMILY OF 4 £62.00 – £84.00 GROUPS 10+ get every 11th ticket FREE

SAT 20 OCTOBER 7.30PM (DOORS 7PM) IN THE SPOTLIGHT ROOM

THE CLOSE UP SHOW An intimate evening of close up magic, trickery and sleight of hand close-up magic is one of the most popular and impressive forms of the art and this event showcases some of the best exponents. Enjoy three performances at three tables as the magicians rotate and entertain. TICKETS £17.50

Complete your visit with a special package! Bronze and Silver options available, offering a range of delicious and freshly prepared pre-show and interval treats.


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GREAT FOR GROUPS

Whether you’re organising a family group of 8, a birthday party of 30, a work outing of 50 or a school trip for 200, we can offer you special rates and discounts, a hassle-free booking process and a range of other fantastic benefits including: ★ No booking fees for bookings of ★ Flexible reservation periods 8+ tickets for the same show and payment options ★ A great range of discounts ★ Free postage on selected events

★ Facility to pre-book hospitality packages including interval drinks, ice creams and private dining

Standard group discounts on the majority of our shows, (look out for the

symbol in our season brochure)

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

BUY TWO LARGE GLASSES OF HOUSE WINE

TUE 23 OCTOBER 7.30PM Welsh National Opera presents

RHONDDA RIPS IT UP!

WELSH NATIONAL OPERA proudly presents

My Ladies, Lords and Gentlemen! WNO cordially invites you to the rip-roaring, uproarious musical comedy Rhondda Rips It Up!, an unforgettable journey through the life and adventures of that unsung heroine of the Welsh suffrage movement, Margaret Haig Thomas, the viscountess Rhondda.

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TICKETS £21.50 CONCESSIONS £3.00 off

Where applicable, fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply.


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LUNCHTIME RECITAL SERIES WED 24 OCTOBER 1.05PM

DOUBLE UP

FOR £1

TICKETS £6.00 Accompanied children (14 and under) free

SPECIAL OFFER

CAKE & COFFEE

Lisa Nelsen flute Julian Metzger cello Paul Turner piano ON SELECTED

£5.00

SPIRITS of charming SRS favourites Enigma14 offer a classical programme Haydn and moody Beethoven trios, alongside a new work dedicated to them by Paul Carr called ‘Summer Music’. Enigma14 have ‘...a lively and fresh creative approach and play with great authority as an ensemble’ (Peter Hewitt, Music Director at Benslow Music Trust).

WED 24 OCTOBER 8PM

T.REXTASY

Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. With Bolan’s special ingredient of rock-a-boogie songs, the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s including Love To Boogie, Telegram Sam, Jeepster and 20th Century Boy. Truly a rock’n’roll concert for all ages – If you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you! TICKETS £29.00

HALF TERM TREATS SUN 28 OCTOBER 2.30PM & 7.30PM

TAP ATTACK’S 10 Year Anniversary Gala Celebrating 10 years of Tap Attack, this gala will bring together current and past dancers and present some of Tap Attack’s most iconic dances. Recent performances from the UK’s leading tap specialist company include Britain’s Got Talent, Little Big Shots, This Morning, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, The One Show, Taking the Next Step, Got to Dance and Guinness World Records Smashed. TICKETS £25.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

THU 1 NOVEMBER 11AM

HARRY HILL’S KIDZ SHOW How To Be Funny - For KIDS!

To celebrate the launch of ‘Matt Millz Stands Up’... Celebrated comedian Harry Hill runs down his list of tips on how to become a stand-up comic, plus a chance to try out your skills. One hour of family fun! Kids – bring your best jokes! If you’re sitting near the front – bring an umbrella! There will be fun! Following the show there will be a book signing and photo opportunity. TICKETS £17.50 FAMILY OFFER 4 TICKETS £12.50 each


BOOK ONLINE swindontheatres.co.uk THU 25 – FRI 26 OCTOBER 7.30PM

RUSSIAN STATE BALLET & OPERA HOUSE Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians.

SWAN LAKE

GISELLE

Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky

Music by Adolphe Adam

One hundred and thirty-five years ago, audiences heard the Swan Lake music by the great Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the very first time. From this moment on, the world of ballet would never be the same again. From the impressive splendour of the palace ballroom to the moonlit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.

This is an opportunity for ballet lovers to see Giselle as never before. With original production by Konstantin Uralsky where you can enjoy a new take on the classical Ballet, with new set and beautiful handmade costumes.

THU 25 OCTOBER 7.30PM

FRI 26 OCTOBER 7.30PM

Giselle stands out as one of the most celebrated classical ballets.

TICKETS £34.00 – £37.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off CHILDREN £23.00 FRIENDS £2.50 off

SPECIAL OFFER BOTTLE OF PROSECCO £20.00

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SUN 4 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

THE SENSATIONAL 60’s EXPERIENCE VOICE OF THE SEARCHERS MIKE PENDER ORIGINAL CHRIS FARLOWE HERMAN’S HERMITS THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS NEW AMEN CORNER THE FOURMOST

Three hours of pure 60’s nostalgia is returning to Swindon for one night only. With a brand-new production for 2018, this is the show with the definite feel-good factor and will deliver to you a night never to be forgotten. Hits include Needles And Pins, Out Of Time, I’m Into Something Good, Hippy Hippy Shake, Bend Me Shape Me, A Little Loving, plus many more. Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best. TICKETS £32.00

Where applicable, fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply.


Gary Lucy Andrew Dunn Louis Emerick Joe Gill Kai Owen James Redmond


‘CHUFFING BRILLIANT’ THE DAILY MAIL

‘A TOTAL BLAST’ THE GUARDIAN

‘UPROARIOUSLY ENTERTAINING’ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

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MON 29 OCTOBER – SAT 3 NOVEMBER The Full Monty is one of the most acclaimed British films ever and The Full Monty stage play has become one of the most phenomenal theatrical productions ever.

7.30PM, WED & SAT MAT 2.30PM TICKETS £27.50 – £35.00 FRIENDS £5.00 off each ticket on opening night

This ‘chuffing brilliant’ production about six out-of-work, impoverished POST-SHOW steelworkers from Sheffield with nothing to lose, took the world by AFTERNOON TEA storm and has become one of Britain’s most successful shows. Based on his smash-hit film and adapted for the stage by Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy, this hilarious and heartfelt production has received standing ovations every night and won the prestigious UK Theatre Award.

ON SAT MAT

AFTERNOON TEA £11.00 AFTERNOON TEA WITH PROSECCO £15.00 Available for pre-orders only

Featuring Gary Lucy who has made the part of Gaz his own, with an all-star cast of Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Joe Gill, Kai Owen and James Redmond with songs by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate Whereand applicable, fees and charges are included in the Tom Jones you really should...drop absolutely everything and stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply. book today!


BOOK ONLINE swindontheatres.co.uk TUE 6 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

THE HORNE SECTION Following their hit BBC Radio 4 series, and many years of sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London’s West End, don’t miss everyone’s favourite dictionary corner regulars on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the first band to ever host Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two)! Expect a heady mix of spontaneous stand-up, spectacular performance and outlandish musical talent led by the brilliant comedian Alex Horne. TICKETS £19.50

FRI 9 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

THE BEST OF WHAM!

BUY TWO LARGE GLASSES OF HOUSE WINE

A ‘Fantastic’ new show featuring the best of George, GET THE REST OF THE BOTTLE Andrew, Pepsi and Shirlie with sensational vocals, FREE choreography, costumes and an awesome live band. This fun-loving, vibrant, megamix tribute to the pop sensation of the 80s will be loved by ‘Young Guns’ of all ages, so come along to the ‘Club Tropicana’ (*Sorry. Drinks not free.) TICKETS £27.00

SAT 10 NOVEMBER 7.30PM (DOORS 7PM) IN THE SPOTLIGHT ROOM

RACE NIGHT

Join us for an evening at the races! Relax and enjoy a delicious meal and all the entertainment of Ascot or Aintree. Pick a horse from the runners in the programme and place a bet. All monies raised will go to the Wyvern Foundation, a registered charity supporting young people in the performing arts. TICKETS £16.00

SAT 10 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

THAT’LL BE THE DAY Topped with lashings of Christmas spirit get ready to party as That’ll Be The Day returns with its brand-new 2018 Christmas Show! The UK’s most popular Rock ‘n’ Roll variety show celebrates the festive season with all your favourite Christmas classics from the 50s, 60s and 70s, plus plenty of hilarious comedy! ‘The best Rock & Roll show on the road!’ Time Out TICKETS £28.50

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Experience our first-class hospitality without the queue! Pre-order your drinks and snacks by visiting drinks.swindontheatres.co.uk or download the app.


BOOK ONLINE swindontheatres.co.uk THU 15 NOVEMBER 7.30PM Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and many more are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band. Book your tickets now and reach out for The Magic of Motown! TICKETS £30.00 CONCESSIONS £3.00 off

FRI 23 & SAT 24 NOVEMBER 7.30PM DOORS 7PM IN THE SPOTLIGHT ROOM Darkroom Theatre Company presents Edward Gant’s

14+

AMAZING FEATS OF LONELINESS

by Anthony Neilson Darkroom Theatre Company Theatre returns with its next full length production, the tragic farce that is Edward Gants Amazing Feats of Loneliness by Anthony Neilson. A marvellously bizarre series of sketches inspired by Victorian travelling shows, Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness is a curious miscellany of tricks, jokes and melancholy. TICKETS £10.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

SUN 25 NOVEMBER 6PM

KENTWOOD CRACKER Christmas Cracker

The Kentwood Show Choir are back with special guests, Jazz Singer/ Saxophonist Kim Cypher and the spectacular Aldbourne Band to start your 2018 Christmas festivities off with a bang! Choral singing at its best, this one performance always sells out quickly so get your tickets now! TICKETS £17.00

Where applicable, fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply.


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Illustrations © Tony Ross, 2014. Lettering of author’s name © Quentin Blake, 2010


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HHHHH ‘A triumphant adaption of David Walliams’ much loved book!’ WHAT’S GOOD TO DO

HHHH ‘A real gem! Exciting, thrilling, heart-warming and memorable – another huge dramatic hit! WHAT’S ON LIVE

‘The BSC’s GANGSTA GRANNY is truly brilliant, so I’m hugely excited they’ve now brought AWFUL AUNTIE to the stage in this fantastic production. I loved the show and can’t wait for you to see it!’ DAVID WALLIAMS ©

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WED 21 – SAT 24 NOVEMBER When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she’s in for the fight of her life against her very own Awful Auntie! From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny comes the world premiere of David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very Awful Auntie!

YUMMY BOX

Pre-order a yummy box, containing a Fruit Shoot, cheese or ham roll, box of raisins and a packet of crisps, for just £4.25

WED 1.30PM & 7PM, THU 10.30AM & 7PM, FRI 10.30AM & 7PM, SAT 11AM & 2.30PM TICKETS £17.50 – £21.50 CHILDREN £2.00 off OVER 60s £2.00 off X2 ADULTS & X2 CHILDREN £66.00 SCHOOLS £10.00 each with every 11th ticket FREE Where applicable, fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply.


Fly high with us on a magic carpet ride to the Far East for our 2018 magical family pantomime - Aladdin Featuring magnificent scenery, beautiful costumes, a lamp-full of laughter and an Aladdin’s cave of spectacular surprises, it’s the perfect treat for the festive season and a wish come true for all the family!

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CONCESSIONS £2 off FAMILY TICKET FOR 4 £82.00 (must include 1 adult & 1 child) SCHOOLS £12.50 per ticket (11th ticket free) plus free ice creams GROUPS 8+ £18.00 GROUPS 25+ £17.50 (16th ticket free)

GREEN PERFORMANCES £30.50 • £26.50 • £24.50 • £21.00

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CONCESSIONS £2 off FAMILY TICKET FOR 4 £86.00 (must include 1 adult & 1 child) GROUPS 8+ £20.00 GROUPS 25+ £19.50 (16th ticket free)

Thu 20 Dec 10.30am 7pm

GOLD PERFORMANCES £31.50 • £28.50 • £25.50 • £21.50 RELAXED PERFORMANCE

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Fri 14 Dec 1pm (Bookable via Ticket Office only)

A specially adapted performance for all customers, especially those with disabilities, additional support needs and those on the autistic spectrum.

TOTAL PANTO PACKAGE

Pre-book your programmes ing and ice creams when buy your tickets for the perfect age! Pack Panto Just £6 per person.

ALADDIN’S TREASURE

Get Aladdin’s magic lam p, a net of chocolate coins, an activity sheet PLUS a programme for just £8 when pre-ordering online.

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Eat, Drink & Celebrate

DEL & RODNEY THE COMEDY DINNER SHOW FRI 7 DECEMBER 7.30pm (Doors 7pm) Your hosts for the evening are the crème brûlée of Peckham and look a lot like Del Boy, Rodney, Uncle Albert, Trigger and Boycie. Enjoy a highenergy mix of improvisation, songs and perfect comedy timing to deliver a fast paced and delicious evening of unforgettable nostalgic entertainment – lovely jubbly! This spectacular dinner show brings a new pastiche dimension to entertainment which was celebrated as iconic British sitcom. TICKETS £40 includes a three-course Christmas meal

RENE & EDITH THE COMEDY DINNER SHOW SAT 8 DECEMBER 7.30pm (Doors 7pm) ‘Listen very carefully’, this is an evening of unforgettable 1940’s nostalgic entertainment. The critically acclaimed Laughlines cast have perfected the character’s mannerisms to a tee, and with a new parody script there will be laugh out loud comedy and sensational singing from Yvette and maybe the Head of Gestapo with one very camp German officer will arrive! TICKETS £40 includes a three-course Christmas meal


FESTIVE TEA & TOUR THEATRE TOUR & AFTERNOON TEA PACKAGES MON 10 & 17 DECEMBER 2pm Let our expert guides lead you behind the curtain to explore the backstage secrets of show business. Tread the boards and see the auditorium from the star’s point of view. After your tour, relax and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea created by our hospitality team. TICKETS £15 includes a glass of Prosecco

COMEDY CLUB: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

ULTIMATE BUBLÉ AT CHRISTMAS TUE 18 - WED 19 DECEMBER 7pm dinner (6.30pm doors) 9pm show Critically acclaimed tribute artist Mark Daniels performs the biggest hits of Michael Bublé in this stunning tribute show. Mark’s mesmerising likeness to the modern day Canadian crooner will have fans of Michael Bublé and big band music dancing at the tables - after enjoying their three-course Christmas Meal! TICKETS £40 includes three-course Christmas meal

FRI 14 DECEMBER 7.30pm (Doors 7pm) The festive season is upon us so what better way to celebrate than The Wyvern Comedy Club! This month we bring our Jenny Collier, Andrew O’Neil and the UK Pun Champion (and alien) The Pun Man! (We kid you not). ‘The Pun Man is seriously good. Quick, funny, smart and to the point... hilarious.’ The Scotsman

Put your party in TheSpotl ight

CELEBRATE WITH US THIS CHRISTMAS!

*Line-up subject to change

Whether it’s an intimate party or a raucous celebration you’re planning this festive season, we can provide the perfect space and package for your occasion.

GOLD, FRANKINCENSE & MURDER

Hire the theatre spaces or The Spotlight Room at the Wyvern with its own private bar and enjoy a whole range of catering options from formal dinner parties to elegant drinks and nibbles.

TICKETS £25 includes two-course Christmas meal

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER SAT 15 DECEMBER 7.30pm (Doors 7pm) Christmas is a time of giving and this year is no different. You’ll get more than you bargained for with our festive whodunit comedy crime ‘n dine mystery! This year we raise the curtains on the backstage antics, upsets and shenanigans between parents and teachers at the Buryham School Reunion! With a case that unravels over a gala performance of the Nativity, it’ll take more than three wise men to solve this case. TICKETS £40 includes three-course Christmas meal

Contact our team now on 01793 524481 or e-mail Kath at kwilson@wyverntheatre.org.uk for more information.

All menus are available online at swindontheatres.co.uk


COMMUNITY EVENTS TUE 3 – THU 5 JULY 7PM, THU MAT 2PM

WILKES ACADEMY Welcoming you to an exciting evening of musical theatre and dance. Now in our fifth year this is an opportunity to see all our students showcase work from some of the top professionals in the business and to show why we are truly taking the industry by storm. TICKETS £23.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

SAT 7 JULY 7.30PM

TERESA’S SCHOOL OF DANCE One Night Only One Night Only is a show with a wide variety of dance routines to suit all. Dance styles performed include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, lyrical and break dance. The show is upbeat, modern and fun and gives our students the chance to showcase their talent. A show guaranteed for the whole family to enjoy! TICKETS £12.00 SAT 14 JULY 7PM

SOLD OUT

MARLBOROUGH ACADEMY of Dance and Drama Marlborough Academy of Dance and Drama lead you into the wonderful world of the Mad Hatter, through Drama, Dance and Song. Tickets on sale Mon 16 April. TICKETS £16.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off MON 16 JULY 7.30PM

LYDIARD PARK ACADEMY Dance Extravaganza The pupils of Lydiard Park Academy and West Swindon Primary schools present a Dance Extravaganza, showcasing their dance skills. After months of rehearsals, we look forward to entertaining you all. TICKETS £8.00 UNDER 16s £2.00 off

TUE 17 & WED 18 JULY 4.45PM & 7.30PM Swindon Schools in association with Make Music Swindon present

INFANT VOICE FESTIVAL Songs of the British Isles This year Swindon Schools and Swindon Music Service will deliver songs from around the British Isles. Across four performances, over 1,100 infant aged children will sing their hearts out and raise the roof at the Wyvern. TICKETS £7.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

THU 19 JULY 7.30PM

SWINDON YOUNG MUSICIANS Gala Concert Swindon Young Musicians, Swindon’s No.1 Music Club and special guests are preforming their end of year concert. TICKETS £7.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

Where applicable, fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply.


BOOK ONLINE swindontheatres.co.uk SAT 21 JULY 2PM & 6.30PM Fitzgraham Academy of Dance proudly presents

COPPELIA & CIRQUE D’ETE

Join the talented students of Fitzgraham in an enchanting production of the well-loved classical ballet in Act 1 and be amazed by our very own circus in Act 2. Children as young as 2 and adults will perform Ballet, Modern, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Acro, Commercial, Drama, Singing and Musical Theatre. TICKETS £18.00 CHILDREN £4.00 off

FRI 3 AUGUST 7PM

JULIE SCOTT’S ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS Our variety show at the Wyvern this year is full of song and dance of all kinds. From musical theatre to Street, Jazz to lyrical – there’s something for everyone. Our youngest performer is just three years old and the oldest... well that would be telling! Come and see for yourself. TICKETS £15.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

SUN 11 NOVEMBER 6PM

TANWOOD Never Forget Tanwood School of Performing Arts celebrates this special day with a show full of celebration for its annual showcase across all ages and disciplines. A year of success for Tanwood and with pieces from all its groups and solos coupled with an appearance from its sister’s successful show 42nd Street. TICKETS £16.00 CONCESSIONS £14.00 CHILDREN £10.00 MON 12 NOVEMBER 4.45PM & 7.30PM Swindon Schools in association with Make Music Swindon present

A RIGHT PANTOMIME!

This year Swindon Schools and Make Music Swindon get into the Christmas spirit nice and early with the Pantomime theme. Singing some old panto classics and new tunes, our children will raise the roof with these seasonal favourites. On sale Fri 28 September. TICKETS £7.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

WED 14 NOVEMBER 7PM

SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL

Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival. Join us for an exhilarating evening, featuring a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools. See Shakespeare’s timeless stories brought to life like never before, and support young people from your community as they take to the stage. On sale Mon 10 September.

TICKETS £10.75 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off GROUPS 20+ £6.50 per ticket

Where applicable, fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply.


COMMUNITY EVENTS SAT 17 NOVEMBER 2.30PM & 7.30PM

OH WHAT A NIGHT Presented by Everybody Sing A fantastic evening of music showcasing the talented students of Everybody Sing under the direction of Sophie Haynes, Musical Director and Principal and accompanied by Mr Geoff Walters. TICKETS £16.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

SUN 18 NOVEMBER 5.30PM

MF DANCE MF Dance are excited to be putting on another amazing show at the Wyvern Theatre. Our show will contain songs from popular films and TV programmes, so you will find it hard to take your eyes off the stage. All you need to do, is to sit down and enjoy the show! TICKETS £15.00 UNDER 18s £11.00

THU 29 NOVEMBER – SAT 1 DECEMBER 7.30PM, SAT MAT 2.30PM

SWINDON GANG SHOW Swindon Scouts and Guides present the Swindon Gang Show! The greatest show that allows the talent of Swindon to have their ‘fifteen minutes of fame’, scenes of pure imagination will leave you with something to remember. TICKETS £13.00 CONCESSIONS £2.00 off GROUPS 10+ Every 10th ticket free

WITH YOUR HELP WE HAVE RAISED OVER £1 MILLION POUNDS FOR GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL Swindon Theatres, as part of the Qdos Entertainment Group, are delighted to reveal that through the generosity of our audiences and staff we have now raised over £1 million for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Your support has made a huge difference and you can still donate by visiting Great Ormond Street Hospital online at gosh.org/theatredonation THANK YOU! ©2007 Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity Registered charity no. 23582


BOOKING INFORMATION Online booking 24-hours a day swindontheatres.co.uk Ticket Office 01793 524481 WYVERN THEATRE Theatre Square, Swindon SN1 1QN

THE WYVERN THEATRE TICKET OFFICE Book in person, for any

show at the Wyvern Theatre or Swindon Arts Centre, at the Wyvern Theatre Ticket Office - open Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm or until the evening performance begins; open 90 minutes before performances on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

SWINDON ARTS CENTRE Devizes Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BJ For information about getting to each venue, visit swindontheatres.co.uk

THE ARTS CENTRE TICKET OFFICE

Open 60 minutes before a performance.

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ACCESS FOR ALL We are committed to making The Wyvern Theatre and Swindon Arts Centre accessible to everyone. If you have any access requirements please let us know when booking. • Access for wheelchair users • Induction loop and Sennheiser Infrared facilities • Selected accessible performances • Working dogs welcome • Accessible toilet

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Brochure produced by adverset media solutions limited T 01723 363732 www.adverset.co.uk All attempts are made to ensure that show information and prices are correct at the time of going to print but may be subject to subsequent alteration. We reserve the right to introduce offers which cannot be applied to tickets already purchased. Tickets and discounts may not be available at all advertised prices at all times. Conditions of Sale Sales are made subject to the ‘Terms and Conditions for The Sale Of Tickets, Gift Vouchers & Memberships’ as published at swindontheatres.co.uk/Online/terms_conditions (copies are also available from the Ticket Office).


TICKETS ON SALE FOR 2019 FRI 8 – SAT 9 FEBRUARY

HENNING WEHN

WED 27 MARCH

WOMAN TO WOMAN

WED 3 – SUN 7 APRIL

MON 8 – SAT 13 JULY

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Autumn-Winter 2018 Wyvern Theatre  

We hope you will visit the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon many times throughout the forthcoming season of top drama, musicals, dance, comedy and...

Autumn-Winter 2018 Wyvern Theatre  

We hope you will visit the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon many times throughout the forthcoming season of top drama, musicals, dance, comedy and...

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