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January – April 2010

Mon 22 – Sat 27 March

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WELCOME

‘Some great highlights for Swindon including The Woman in Black and Porridge…’ The new Season at the Wyvern is packed with the best drama, music and comedy. I am particularly pleased that we shall be presenting, on its first visit to Swindon, West End spine-chiller The Woman in Black. So popular was muchloved actor Shaun Williamson in last year’s pantomime that we have secured his return – in a staging of the evergreen chart-topping television comedy Porridge. These two excellent shows are proof of our commitment to bringing the best in theatre to Swindon.

Nick Thomas

At the same time, we want your theatregoing experience at the Wyvern Theatre to be as memorable and comfortable as possible. In partnership with Swindon Borough Council, we have made substantial improvements to the building and its facilities, including creating a fine restaurant area in the upper foyer, and the complete refurbishment of the auditorium and the front-of-house areas. To keep the Wyvern in the best condition for your enjoyment, we are making a pledge that from February 2010, we shall spend £1.00 of the price paid for every ticket on the theatre building and its facilities and services. The Wyvern is rightly the heart of its community – a place to enjoy great shows and entertainment, but at the same time a place to celebrate, to meet friends and family, and to make a special occasion extra special. So to coincide with St Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day we are putting on special events for you and your loved ones to share.

Derek Aldridge

Wyvern Theatre Director Derek Aldridge and his team are always on hand to ensure that your theatregoing experience fulfils all your expectations. With all this thrilling entertainment on offer, we hope to see you soon, and often!

Food Worth Applauding Wyvern Coffee Shop The Coffee Shop at the Wyvern Theatre opens from 10am, Monday to Friday. It’s an ideal place to come and meet friends over a freshlybrewed cup of coffee, or speciality tea, accompanied by something sweet from our selection of fair trade and organic cakes.

Pre-Show Dining in The Circle Restaurant Make more of your evening out by joining us for supper before the show. Our Spring season Bistro menu has been designed as the perfect accompaniment to the sensational entertainment you’ll see on stage.

Alternatively, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious range of freshly-made sandwiches and paninis. It’s the ideal place for a good-value lunch, in the pleasant surroundings of a bustling theatre.

Our recently refurbished restaurant provides the perfect atmosphere in which you can unwind and relax together.

Winter Warmer Offer – Visit the Coffee Shop before the end of November, quote WINTER WARMER and get two coffees for the price of one.

Pre-show dining reservations can be made at the Ticket Office when purchasing your tickets.

Be our guest – and let us spoil you!

Our delicious Spring season menu includes some the following mouth watering highlights: • Wiltshire Ham-hock terrine with a sun-blushed tomato and rocket salad and parmesan shavings

Nick Thomas

• Herb roasted chicken breast with creamed cabbage, bacon, dauphinoise potato and thyme sauce

Chairman; HQ Theatres/Qdos Entertainment

Wyvern Theatre is managed on behalf of Swindon Borough Council by HQ Theatres Ltd, a Qdos Entertainment Company.

Host Your Event With Us The Circle Restaurant is the perfect venue to host children’s parties, birthday parties, dinner dances, wedding receptions, civil ceremonies, awards dinners and other private functions. We can offer a full event planning service including menus, themed decoration and entertainment hire for up to 120 people. Accommodating four to twenty people, the two Guest Suites at the Wyvern are the perfect way to enjoy a totally relaxing theatre experience. We now have a Guest Suite in the main foyer which holds up to 20 people and Box B now has its own private lounge. The Guest Suite costs from £10.00 per person, to include a glass of champagne. Our Box B suite can be booked from £40.00 when booking Box B seats. Packages can include champagne and chocolates. Please contact us on 01793 535534 or at hospitality@wyverntheatre.org.uk for more information.

• White chocolate panna cotta with seasonal berries Two-courses from £14.00 Three-courses from £18.50

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Saturday 12 December 2009 – Sunday 10 January 2010 PANTOMIME King Stefan is so pleased with the birth of his daughter, Princess Beauty, that he throws the biggest party in the kingdom has ever seen. He forgets to invite the land’s most powerful sorceress, the fiendish fairy Carabosse, who turns up at Beauty’s 18th birthday to reak her revenge. The spell Carabosse casts is so strong that the kind Fairy Fortune can only reduce its power by declaring that Princess Beauty will instead fall into a deep sleep. Join the hilarious Muddles, the outrageous Nanny Fanny and the valiant Prince Harry as they attempt to save Beauty from the evil spell and to make her dreams of love and happiness come true. Sleeping Beauty will be full of laughter, comedy, songs, dances and all the delightful elements of a traditional family pantomime.

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TICKETS Purple & Red Green Blue

£14.00 £16.00–£18.00 £14.00–£18.00

DISCOUNTS Concessions n/a n/a £2.00 off* Family Ticket 4 £49.50 £63.50 £59.50 Groups 10+ £11.50 £14.00* £13.50 Groups 15+ £11.00 £13.00* £11.00 Friends/Stars 2 for 1 on 12 Dec 5pm only Non School Matinee Groups 10+ £12.50 Pre-show dining will be available on 9th and 10th January. Please ask the Ticket Office for more details. Signed Performance * Discount applies to only some areas of the auditorium

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THE MUSICAL FOR ALL TIME

‘EXHILARATING...

BILL KENWRIGHT

ONE OF THE BEST MUSICALS EVER WRITTEN’

PRESENTS

SUNDAY TIMES

‘DEVASTATING. A MASTERPIECE.

IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT, GO. IF YOU HAVE, GO AGAIN’ NEWS OF THE WORLD

THEIR LIVES WERE WORLDS APART...

...THEIR DESTINY JOINED THEM TOGETHER

‘THE GREATEST MUSICAL OF THE DECADE’ Includes previous cast production photos

INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE

‘TRIUMPHANT’ THE LISTENER

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‘MARVELLOUS’ MIDWEEK

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Mon 30 November–Sat 5 December | Mon–Sat 7.30pm, Wed, Thu & Sat Mat 2.30pm

Starring Lyn Paul as Mrs Johnstone MUSICAL Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences. The incredible score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers, which, having opened in 1988 to tremendous acclaim continues to enjoy standing ovations at every devastating performance. No wonder Blood Brothers is now ‘The musical for all time’.

Tickets selling fast, book now to avoid disappointment! Tickets Mon £25.00 Tue–Thu £26.00–£27.50 Fri & Sat £28.00–£29.50 Friends & Stars £5.00 off a pair Tue–Thu

Pre-show dining in the Circle Restaurant from the Bistro menu on selected dates.

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JANUARY

Thu 14 January | 8pm

Stephen K Amos The Feelgood Factor

Tue 17 & Wed 18 November | 7.30pm

Dancing Touring Partnership Presents

Bounce: Insane in the Brain

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A street dance version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest DANCE The classic story of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is injected with a large dose of hip hop energy by Bounce. This exciting company is known for creating high energy, imaginative street-dance theatre, enjoying hit runs at both London’s Peacock Theatre and the Roundhouse. In the confines of a psychiatric hospital, breakdance becomes a way of expressing freedom and rebelling against the iron rule of Nurse Ratched – who happens to be a ballet fan. A fantastic soundtrack including hits by Missy Elliot, Dizzie Rascal, Gotan Project, David Holmes and Cypress Hill creates this fast-paced show that is at times funny, moving and always packed to the rafters with high-octane dance moves.

‘Hip Hop’s skewed poses, crazy angles and zombie walks lend themselves to the subject; but Bounce transform the style into real theatre’ **** The Guardian Tickets £15.00, £17.00 Concessions £10.00 Friends/Stars 2 for 1 Groups 10+ £7.50

www.insanetour.co.uk Contains adult themes and some violence. Parental discretion advised.

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Previous cast photos.

Win an ipod!

COMEDY Back by popular demand after a sell-out show in November, Stephen K Amos returns to Swindon for another night of laughter. It’s full to bursting with more fun, warmth, bonhomie and love than ever before. Forget the credit crunch and welcome to… The Feelgood Factor! Suitable for ages 16+ Tickets £16.50

Mon 18–Wed 20 January | Mon–Wed 7.30pm, Wed Mat 2.30pm

Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty Performed by The Russian State Ballet DANCE The Russian State Ballet established themselves as one of Russia’s leading ballet companies and has built an international reputation for outstanding performance. The company will perform three titles. Mon 18 January | 7.30pm Swan Lake Tues 19 January | 7.30pm Giselle Wed 20 January | 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sleeping Beauty Tickets Eve Performances £26.00–£32.50, Mat Performances £24.00–£30.00 Offer 10% off when you book two ballets together (Subject to availability) 10% off Pre-Show Dining when you dine on two performance nights.

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JANUARY

Sat 23 Jan & Sat 19 Feb | Arrive from 7pm for dinner at 8pm

Wed 27 January, Wed 3 March, Wed 14 April | 1.05pm

Sun 24 January | 7.30pm

Thu 28 January | 7.30pm

Murder Mystery Evening

Lunchtime Recitals

Oxford Philomusica

Chas and his Band

In the Circle Restaurant

Classical Music

Baroque Masterworks

The Rock Rabbit and Roll Tour

DINING Look no further for a thoroughly entertaining night out as The Circle Restaurant plays host to an evening of plots, twists, turns and wickedness!

Wed 27 January

CLASSICAL Oxford Philomusica perform the following baroque favourites:

MUSIC Chas & Dave may have hit the headlines with news of the end of their professional partnership but fear not Rabbit fans, Chas is back!

You will be treated to a magnificent three-course meal as you watch the plot unfold and attempt to unravel the mystery.

Peter Furniss, clarinet, Miranda Dale, violin, Caroline Dale, cello, Paul Turner, piano

With the chance to interrogate the suspects and solve the clues; a dining experience has never been so much fun.

Original Sax Quartet

Pachelbel Canon

Wed 14 April

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048

Peter Adams, cello Paul Turner, piano

Vivaldi Concerto No. 10 for 4 violins in B minor, RV 580

Whether you consider yourself more perceptive than Poirot or more curious than Clouseau we’ll bring out the detective in you!

Holocaust Memorial Day Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time

Wed 3 March

Tickets £5.00 Lunchtime Buffet £3.50

Vivaldi Concerto No. 8 for 2 violins in A minor, RV 522 Bach Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068 Air on the G String

Mon 25–Wed 27 January | 7.30pm

Telemann Don Quixote Suite

Morecambe

‘Baroque Masterworks highlight Oxford Philomusica's 'glorious individual players’ The Times

Tickets £34.00 Stars 10% off

Tickets £10.00–£20.00 Under 26s £2.00 off Over 60s £13.00

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DRAMA Morecambe was one of the biggest success stories at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival and arrives in Swindon direct from the West End. The play celebrates the extraordinary life of Britain’s best-loved comic Eric Morecambe in a stunning portrayal by Bob Golding.

Chas will still be performing all the Chas & Dave hits in the second half of the show including Ain’t No Pleasing You, Gertcha, Sideboard Song, Margate, London Girls, Snooker Loopy, etc along with some tracks from Chas’s new solo album. Tickets £18.00 Concessions £17.50

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of his untimely final curtain, you will laugh, cry and celebrate the ‘tall one with the glasses’ who brought sunshine to us all!

‘A fantastic performance’ The Guardian Tickets £15.00 Friends/Stars £2.00 off Friends Post-show reception on Mon 25 January

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FEBRUARY

Fri 29 January | 7.30pm

Sat 30 January | 7.30pm

Sun 31 January | 7.30pm

Wed 3 February | 7.30pm

The Winner Takes It All

Mayor of Swindon’s Charity Show

A Night at the Opera

That’ll Be The Day

MUSIC Hosted by the acclaimed Wessex Male Choir, performing songs from their vast repertoire with energy, passion, movement, and style. The Wessex Male Choir has won many awards at competitions including the Cheltenham Choral Festival and the Llangollen International Eisteddfod.

OPERA This show brings together world-class artists who have appeared with major opera companies including the Royal Opera, English National Opera and Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

featuring The New VoulezVous and Jive Talkin’ MUSIC Two of the country’s greatest acts come together in one concert to pay tribute to two of the most iconic bands. The show will be full of hit music from Abba and the Bee Gees. Sing and dance the night away in this live two-hour concert featuring a non-stop barrage of hits. Tickets £18.50 Concessions £17.50

The evening will also include the Warneford School Choir and Band, and the winners from Swindon Talent 2009. Profits from tonight’s show will be donated to the Mayor of Swindon’s charities. These are; Thamesdown Hydrotherapy Pool, Swindon 105.5, Guide Dogs for the Blind, LEAVES, and the Swindon Downs Syndrome Group. Tickets £12.00

presented by London Festival Opera

A Night at the Opera is a thrilling programme of works by Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Rossini, Bizet, Offenbach and many more. The artists will appear in sumptuous period evening dress recreating the atmosphere and grandeur of past times. The performance will be accompanied by a chamber ensemble. A programme of passion, drama and humour for all opera lovers – and an ideal first time visit to the opera!

A stirring performance and the audience loved it’ The Times

MUSIC Bringing back the good times with a combination of unique comedy routines mixed with backto-back classic gold hits from the 1950s through to the 1970s. Prepare yourself for a party with all the hits and much more in over two hours of non-stop nostalgia! We guarantee you’ll be on your feet and dancing before the night is over!

‘What a great value for money show That’ll Be The Day is not to be missed!!’ The Daily Mail Tickets £20.50

Fri 5–Sun 7 February | Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm & 8pm, Sun 2pm & 5pm

Moscow State Circus CIRCUS This show has a cast of Russia's greatest and most versatile circus performers. Many of the critically-acclaimed acts are pushing the boundary of human physical ingenuity to its limits. The world’s most famous circus collides with the enigmatic Russian folklore figure Rasputin to create a sensational show that combines contemporary and classical circus at its very best. Tickets £12.00–£22.00 Concessions £2.00 off Family Ticket £60.00 (2 adults and 2 children) Groups 10+ 10% off Groups 20+ 10% off plus 1 free ticket

Tickets £16.00 Under 26s £8.00 Groups 10+ Get the 11th ticket free

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FEBRUARY

Watershed Productions  presents the BBC Worldwide and Polka Theatre production of

Thu 4 February | 7.30pm

Sun 7 February | 8pm Oasis Leisure Centre

Wed 10 February | 8pm

The Bohemians

Jimmy Carr

Rhod Gilbert

Relive the glory days of Queen

Rapier Wit

& The Cat That Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst

MUSIC The Bohemians re-enact the glory days of Queen singing the much-loved tunes including; We Will Rock You, Somebody to Love, A Kind of Magic, Radio Ga Ga, Bohemian Rhapsody and many more.

COMEDY A heady mix of artistic integrity, loyalty and avarice has put Jimmy back on the road.

COMEDY Following last year’s sell-out tour and sensational performances on The Royal Variety Performance, Live At The Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, the Welsh Wonder is back on the road with a brand-new show.

The band were the first Queen tribute to play support to Queen guitarist Brian May, who described the band as ‘brilliant’. Tickets £16.50

A ‘rapier’ is the long sword of a gentleman. ‘Rapier wit’ is defined as clever, quick, intelligent humour. Please note, Jimmy Carr doesn’t have ‘the long sword of a gentleman’ and even if you like him, ‘clever, quick and intelligent’ is a bit of a stretch. This performance is at the Oasis Leisure Centre.

Last year, he punched a shopassistant over the duvet tog-rating system and went berserk over a mince pie. Is he, as he believes, a visionary in a sea of closed minds, or has he, as everyone else believes, got anger-management problems?

Suitable for adults only.

‘Comedy manna from heaven’ Independent

Tickets £22.50 A booking fee of £2.00 will be charged on all tickets

Tickets £16.50

Based on the characters created by Lauren Child Adapted by Jonathan Lloyd

Tue 9–Wed 10 February | Tue 10.30am & 4pm, Wed 10.30am & 1pm

I have this little sister Lola. She is small and very funny… CHILDRENS Don’t miss everyone’s favourite brother and sister, Charlie and Lola, in their extremely everso wonderful stage show! The stars of the hit BBC TV series and books by Lauren Child are brought to life by a magical mix of puppets and music.

Tickets Adults £11.50 | Children £10.50 Family Ticket £42.00 (2 adults & 2 children) Groups 15+ £10.00

2-D and 3-D worlds mingle in this new play, adapted from some of the freshest and funniest episodes….Will Lola ever tidy her messy room? Will Charlie get Lola to sleep, even though she is not sleepy and will not go to bed? Ideal for ages 3+

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FEBRUARY

ST. VAL E N T I N E ’ S SP E CI AL

Thu 11 February | 7.30pm

Fri 12 February | 8pm

Sat 13 February | 7.30pm

Mon 15 February | 7.30pm

Sun 14 February | 3.30pm

Sun 14 February | 7.30pm

Sing-a-long-a Rocky Horror

Tim Vine

One-Man Lord of the Rings

Fairport Convention

Casablanca

Dirty Dancing

St. Valentine’s Day Film

A special St. Valentine’s treat

FILM From the producers of Sing-along-a Sound of Music. The Campest Cult Classic of all time gets the Sing-a-long-a treatment it’s been SCREAMING for! Featuring the film, starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Meatloaf and Richard O’Brien, it’s the most outrageous, riotous, kitsch, wonderful romp ever. If you’ve done The Time Warp before, you’ll never have done it quite like this!

COMEDY Here it comes – over the brow of hilarity, it’s Tim Vine in a train. Stand back from the platform in case you get hit by a prop as every carriage is packed full of gags. Chug chug joke joke, chug chug joke joke. Be on your guard. This train Timinates here.

COMEDY Charles Ross, creator of the hugely successful One-Man Star Wars Trilogy, returns with his equally hilarious follow-up – One-Man Lord of the Rings – in which he recreates the enchanting world of Middleearth, armed with nothing more than a pair of elbow pads and his outrageous imagination.

MUSIC Fairport Convention is one of the greatest live bands on today’s concert circuit. Their sellout gigs attract critical acclaim and delight audiences. Every concert is different and the band’s rich and varied repertoire ensures an exciting mix of old favourites and brand new numbers.

FILM Join us to enjoy this classic 1942 American romantic drama, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid.

FILM Celebrate the evening with a loved one or a group of friends and watch this 80s classic film.

No props or costumes are required as Ross hurtles through the Tolkien trilogy – The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers and The Return Of The King – in just 3,600 seconds of unbelievable kinetic entertainment.

Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and lead vocals, Dave Pegg on bass and backing vocals, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki and lead vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. The band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s groundbreaking album Liege & Lief the most influential folk album of all time'.

Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended! Certificate 12A (all children aged 12 years old or under must be accompanied by an adult).

The Joke-amotive

King of the one-liner and star of BBC1 Not Going Out tours the country with his brand-new stand-up show with support from John Archer.

‘Vine is a supreme punmeister’ Time Out Tickets £16.00

Tickets £17.00

Tickets £14.50 Concessions £1.00 off

Tickets £18.50

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One of the most popular ever films to date, Casablanca is set during World War II, and the film focuses on a man torn between love and honour. He must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her Resistance leader husband escape from the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca.

The showing of Dirty Dancing is dedicated to the late Patrick Swayze. A family takes a vacation to a resort hotel in the mountains. One of the teenage daughters finds true love when she meets the charismatic Johnny Castle. Tickets £5.00 Ticket, Champagne and a Box of Chocolates £12.00

Tickets £5.00 Ticket, Champagne and a Box of Chocolates £12.00

St. Valentine’s suppers will be served from 5pm in the Circle Restaurant. Choose a two-course or a three-course option from our fantastic Bistro Menu (highlights on page 3). Telephone 01793 524481 to book your table.

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FEBRUARY

DIRECT FROM THE WEST END! ’PUNTASTIC... DAZZLING INVENTIVE HUMOUR’ HHHH ‘INFECTIOUS... ‘A thoroughly nostalgic SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

A glorious cocktail the jokes flow at a breathless pace’

journey into the vanished world of great English wit’ METRO

THE TIMES

Tue 16 February | 7.30pm

Thu 18–Sat 20 February | Thu & Fri 7.30pm, Sat 1pm & 7pm

Sun 21 February | 8pm

The Bootleg Sixties

Swindon Academy The Hairy Bikers of Dance Dance Around the World

Sun 28 February | 8pm

Stewart Lee If You Prefer A Milder Comedian, Please Ask For One THE

MUSIC The 1960s were without doubt the most dynamic and innovative of decades. The Overtures star in this two-hour show packed with great music from all the classic artists of the era. Add in some guest appearances, some fab 60s costumes and, of course, The Overtures’ own inimitable performance, and you’ve got a show which is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

DANCE A journey of a lifetime featuring vibrant costumes, boundless energy and an awesome display of amazing dances from the four corners of the globe. Over 200 students from the Swindon Academy of Dance promise to entertain and thrill you in our Lavish Dance Spectacular. Tickets Sat Eve £12.00 Thu, Fri & Sat Mat £10.00

Tickets £16.00

TALK Join The Hairy Bikers for an evening of cooking, chatting and laughs. Stars of BBC2’s The Hairy Biker’s Cookbook, The Hairy Bikers Ride Again, The Hairy Bikers Come Home and The Hairy Bakers which was watched by more than four million viewers. The highlight of a successful year was a one-hour Christmas Special, and Dave even won BBC’s Celebrity Mastermind, while Si took an admirable second place in the BBC2’s Weakest Link. 2009 has been busy for both with a giant 30 part series on BBC2 called The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain, and now the Bikers are embarking upon their national tour, bikes and pans at the ready. Tickets £20.50 Groups 10+ Get the 11th ticket free

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COMEDY Following his acclaimed BBC TV series Stewart Lee returns to live stand-up with a brand new show. The co-writer of Jerry Springer The Opera follows his award-winning UK tour 41st Best Stand-up Ever with a provocative performance inspired by an altercation in a High Street coffee chain.

KENNETH WILLIAMS EXTRAVAGANZA WRITTEN BY

JOHNNIE MORTIMER & BRIAN COOKE DIRECTED BY MICHAEL KINGSBURY

Mon 1–Wed 3 March | 7.30pm, Tue Mat 2.30pm

Stop Messing About

The Times

Direct from the West End comes the Kenneth Williams’ Extravaganza

‘The finest, most cliché free comedian on the circuit’

COMEDY A guaranteed laugh-a-minute evening of British comedy nostalgia as Kenneth Williams’ waspish wit takes centre stage.

Ricky Gervais

Based on the eponymous 1960s BBC Radio show, Stop Messing About is set during a live recording, packed with outrageously funny sketches, parodies and songs, which reunited Kenneth Williams with his Carry On co-star Joan Sims and Hugh Paddick transporting you back to a time when comedy meant being funny, with scarcely a swear-word in sight.

‘Surreally Brilliant’

Tickets £17.00

Tickets £17.00 Concessions £2.00 off Mon Eve Stars £3.00 off Mon Eve Friends £2.50 off Mon Eve & Post-show reception on Mon 1 March

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HHHH ‘A stirring triumph behind bars’ The Daily Telegraph

‘Banged up on stage, but as liberating as ever’

Photography by Matt Jamie

The Times

Mon 22–Sat 27 February | Mon–Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm

Hilarious play based on the BBC’s hit TV comedy COMEDY After successfully bringing Dad’s Army and ‘Allo ‘Allo! to the stage, Calibre Productions return with a real ‘coup de theatre’ – the first ever professional stage adaptation of the BBC’s hit comedy Porridge.

Tickets Mon Eve & Mats £16.50–£19.00 Tue– Sat Eve £19.00–£21.00 Concessions £2.00 off Mon Eve & Mats Stars £3.00 off Mon Eve Friends £2.50 off Mon Eve & Post-show reception on Mon 22 February

Penned by the original writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais – the same fabulous team who brought Auf Wiedersehn Pet to our screens – this hilarious new play features all your favourite Porridge characters. So prepare for laughs-a-plenty as Fletch, played by Shaun Williamson (EastEnders, Extras and star of Aladdin at the Wyvern Theatre) Godber and the other inmates of Slade Prison take on the system under the nose of the ever suspicious Mr Mackay in what promises to be a sure-fire comic festive treat for the whole family.

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Tue 4 March | 7.30pm

Sun 7 March | 7.30pm

Thu 11–Sat 13 March | 7.30pm & Sat Mat 2.30pm

Sun 14 March | 11am

Sun 14 March | 7.30pm

Off The Wall

Charlie Landsborough

The Hot Mikado

Mother’s Day

Circus of Horrors Jethro Tull

Adapted from the Gilbert and Sullivan classic

A Meal with a Difference

The Day Of The Dead

Live on Stage

MUSICAL The Swindon Gilbert and Sullivan Society will be making a huge break from tradition by presenting The Hot Mikado.

Do you want something different to do this Mother’s Day? Here’s a unique experience for your mum and all the family.

MUSIC After 41 years Tull are still performing more than 100 concerts each year.

This production will be a lively, colourful take on traditional Gilbert and Sullivan. The music is a mixture of jazz and gospel arrangements, complemented by exciting tap-dance routines; this will be a show for all of the family to enjoy.

Prior to a delicious lunch in the Circle Restaurant, join us for an exclusive backstage tour of the theatre.

CIRCUS Following the huge success of The Asylum, The Circus of Horrors has had a major revamp and is back rocking and shocking with a brandnew show.

The Music of Pink Floyd

MUSIC Off The Wall play the music of Pink Floyd in their own innovative style, recreating classics from the 1960s to the present day, backed up with superb sound and dramatic visual effects. To further celebrate their 10th anniversary Off The Wall will be joined by special guests and friends throughout the tour. Off The Wall bring together seven of the best to create a ‘Floyd’ experience, that fans old and new, will want to repeat time and time again. Lets Rock!!

MUSIC Charlie and his five-piece band are well known for keeping concert goers enthralled. His music, which ranges from inspirational to country, from ballad to anthem, hits the spot. Charlie has fans far and wide, including Australia where his 2008 tour won him a host of new admirers. Tickets £19.00 Concessions £18.00

Tickets £10.00–£13.00 Under 16s Thu £5.00, Fri & Sat £6.50 & Sat Mat £3.50

Tickets £18.50 Concessions £17.00

Tue 16 March | 7.30pm

Lunch and tour of the Theatre

You can see the stars’ dressing rooms and feel the tension as you wait in the wings before walking out to take centre stage. Your Sunday lunch will provide the perfect encore to this very special occasion. Tour: 11am–12noon Lunch: 12noon–2pm Two-course Lunch £15.50 Three-course Lunch £20.50 Vegetarian option available

In Mexico during the early 1900s, the cast of chaos-mongers transport the body of their doyen Dr Haze to a remote location. There they join the local inhabitants’ Day of the Dead rituals to try and revive their esteemed leader.

The band have been delighting audiences and continuing the legacy of Tull’s music with its rich variety and depth of expression wherever fans, young and old, want to hear Rock, Folk, Jazz and Classical. Tickets £28.50

Against a backdrop of an Aztec Temple, a succession of Witchdoctors, Voodoo Acrobats, Pickled People, Bendy Bodies, Demon Dwarfs, and Flying Vampires erupt, chained, from a tank of blood to perform their amazing bloodcurdling stunts. This show is strictly for adults only. Tickets £16.50

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MARCH

Wed 17 March | 7.30pm

Thu 18 March | 7.30pm

Fri 19 March | 8pm

Sat 20 March & Sat 24 April Sun 21 March | 1pm & 3.30pm Arrive from 7pm for dinner at 8pm

Mon 29 & Tue 30 March | 7.30pm

Sally Morgan

Björn Again

Chris Addison

Murder Mystery Evening

Hot Flush

Postman Pat A Very Royal Mission

Starring Lesley Joseph

In the Circle Restaurant PSYCHIC Now dubbed Britain’s best-loved celebrity psychic, Sally Morgan returns following a soldout performance here in 2009. Sally‘s psychic power has been with her since she was nine months old and her reputation has been built upon her close relationship with many high-profile celebrities. Sally now brings her amazing abilities and her tremendous personality to the stage with a unique theatrical experience, which is both hugely entertaining and enlightening. This show has taken the UK by storm. An evening with Sally Morgan is experimental/investigational. There are no guaranteed or certain results and the show is for the purposes of amusement/entertainment.

Tickets £20.50

MUSIC Björn Again was created and founded in 1988 in Australia. The show, an ironic parody of ABBA, rapidly achieved worldwide cult status and is now a recognised brand in its own right. Having been endorsed by ABBA’s blonde vocalist Agnetha Fältskog, this truely is the ultimate night out for fans of the Swedish supergroup. All of ABBA’s timeless classics will be performed including; Mamma Mia, Voulez Vous, Dancing Queen and Many more.

COMEDY Chris Addison from Bafta Award-winning comedy The Thick of It, In The Loop, Skins and Lab Rats is back with a brand-new show of his critically acclaimed stand-up. Daftness! Whimsy! Jokes! Lies! Smartarsery! Flapping about! All present and correct.

‘The best stand-up I’ve seen.’ The Observer Tickets £16.00

‘Björn Again are the closest you can get to seeing ABBA. ABBA will never reform!’

DINING Look no further for a thoroughly entertaining night out as The Circle Restaurant plays host to an evening of plots, twists, turns and wickedness! You will be treated to a magnificent three-course meal as you watch the plot unfold and attempt to unravel the mystery. With the chance to interrogate the suspects and solve the clues; a dining experience has never been so much fun. Whether you consider yourself more perceptive than Poirot or more curious than Clouseau we’ll bring out the detective in you!

Benny Andersson

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But look out! Just as everything is prepared, a storm hits Pencaster throwing the royal visit into doubt. Get ready-for-take off and join Pat and his friends in 90 minutes of fun and participation, and remember no job is too big – the Special Delivery always gets through! Mission Accomplished!

COMEDY Meet Myra, Sylvia, Helen and Jessica in this outrageous musical that's the perfect girls' night out! Share in the friendships, the secrets, the laughs, the tears and the ups and downs of four ordinary women – and one man – living extraordinary lives. More fun than joining a gym and cheaper than botox, Hot Flush! might even leave you feeling 341⁄2 again! Wipe away the credit crunch blues and grab your girlfriends together for an unmissable night out… and bring your man along as well… you’ll all love it.

‘It’s Sex and the City with HRT and funny songs’ Glasgow Herald

Tickets £34.00 Stars 10% off

Tickets £19.50

FAMILY In Pencaster, everyone has received a letter from the Palace, delivered by Pat and his faithful cat – Jess, of course. Someone special is coming to open the brand-new Sorting Office and they only have a short time to get themselves, and Pencaster, prepared for a very royal visit.

Tickets £13.00 Children £11.00 Family Ticket £42.00 (2 adults & 2 children)

Tickets £18.00 Stars £2.50 off Mon Eve Friends £2.00 off Mon Eve & Post-show reception on Mon 29 March

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‘One of the most brilliantly effective spine-chillers you will ever encounter’ Daily Telegraph

‘Prepare to be haunted’ Daily Express

Mon 22–Sat 27 March | Mon–Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm

The most terrifying live theatre experience in the world DRAMA A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a woman in black, engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. The borders between make-believe and reality begin to blur and the flesh begins to creep...

‘It's a cracker.’

Now in its 21st year in the West End and coming to Swindon for the first time, over 7 million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most chilling and successful theatre events ever staged.

‘A truly nerve-shredding experience’ Daily Mail Tickets Mon Eve & Thu Mat £16.00–£20.00 Tue–Wed Eve & Sat Mat £17.00–£21.00 Thu–Sat Eve £19.00–£23.00 Concessions £2.00 off Mon 7.30pm & Thu 2.30pm School Groups £15.00 per ticket Stars £3.00 off Mon Eve Friends £2.50 off Mon Eve & Post-show reception on Mon 22 March

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MARCH

APRIL

Wed 31 March | 7.30pm

Thu 1 April | 7.30pm

Fri 2 April | 7.30pm

Sat 3 April | 7.30pm

Thu 8–Sat 10 April | 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Fri 9 April | Arrive from 7.30pm

An Evening with Strictly Come Dancing’s

Essence of Ireland

Des O’Connor

Freddie Starr

Empire Theatre Company Present

Comedy Curry

DANCE This show carries the ageold tradition of Irish dance forward into a new era, with a blend of traditional Irish music and dance, coupled with the popular Irish music of today.

AUDIENCE WITH Des O’Connor is today established as one of the world’s most popular and best-loved entertainers.

Brian Fortuna & Kristina Rihanoff DANCE If you’re a fan of Strictly Come Dancing, you won’t want to miss this. Brian Fortuna and Kristina Rihanoff will be joining us to perform their signature American Smooth and Latin showcase before meeting people for photos and autographs. Fresh from dancing with Joe Calzaghe and Ali Bastian, Brian and Kristina now offer you the chance to dance with them as members of the audience are invited on stage to have their own Strictly moment!

With some of the country’s finest musicians and dancers, this beautifully-choreographed show takes you on a musical journey through Ireland’s rich history of song and dance. Tickets £19.00 Concessions £18.00

Tickets £18.50 Groups 10+ Get the 11th ticket free

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Fame the Musical

Since landing his first television series in the UK in 1963 he has starred in his own mainstream television show every year since then – longer than anyone anywhere in the world. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see a true show-business legend live on stage for a wonderful evening of comedy, laughter and music. Tickets £21.00

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COMEDY The comedian is back with an unpredictable evening of mirth and mayhem as he brings his own brand of outrageous humour to Swindon. No stranger to the Wyvern, Freddie is pleased to be back very live and very dangerous. Freddie has, over the last 40 years, established himself as one of the true comic geniuses of all time, so come and see the legend in person. Tickets £20.00

MUSICAL Audiences around the world have enjoyed the eternally inspiring story of the kids from New York’s School for the Performing Arts. With fresh young talent, this cast of over 40 electric performers will wow the crowds as they rocket through phenomenal dance routines and unforgettable songs, including the legendary Fame. Tickets from £11.00 Please note this is an amateur production

In the Circle Restaurant

DINING Let the Circle Restaurant spice up your life with our muchloved evening of punchlines and poppadoms! We serve a three-course curry buffet that will warm you up at the end of the working week before inviting you to sit back and enjoy the clever repartee of two professional standup comedians. Perfect for a night out with mates, an office party or a special treat – exotic entertainment you’ll find nowhere else in town. Tickets £28.00

Arrive early and enjoy a drink in our Lower Foyer Bar

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APRIL

Sun 11 April | 3pm & 7pm

Sun 18 April | 7.30pm

High School Rocks

The Fureys and Davey Arthur

MUSIC A high-energy, footstomping, totally interactive production featuring all the very best hits from High School Musical 1, 2, & 3, Hannah Montana and Camp Rocks!

MUSIC The Fureys & Davey Arthur make their seventh visit to the Wyvern Theatre since 1996. They have been entertaining people all over the world for 32 years with their music, songs and stories.

In this amazing show tribute is paid to The High School Musical phenomenon which has smashed box office records everywhere, together with Miley Cyrus who hit the TV screens in 2006 with Hannah Montana – The Movie, released 2009, and the stars of the hugely successful film Camp Rock – The Jonas Brothers. Tickets £13.50 Special Offer 4 tickets for £44.00

Tue 13–Wed 14 April | 7.30pm

Thu 15–Sat 17 April | 7.30pm

HMS Pinafore

Jus’ Like That!

Opera Della Luna

A Night Out with Tommy Cooper

COMIC OPERA In true Opera Della Luna style eight multi-talented singers become the crew, chorus and principals in a brilliantly fast and hilarious production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s famous comic opera.

Starring Clive Mantle

The story takes place aboard the British ship H.M.S. Pinafore. The captain's daughter, Josephine, is in love with a lower-class sailor, Ralph Rackstraw, although her father intends her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty.

This concert by the legends of Irish music feature all their hits including; I Will Love You, When You Were Sweet 16, The Green Fields Of France, The Old Man and Red Rose Café. Tickets £18.00 Concessions £17.00

DRAMA Jus’ Like That brings Tommy Cooper back to life with all the familiar trademarks – the fez, the laugh and the bad magic. This show is a hilarious tribute to one of the greatest comedians this country has ever seen. It’s the closest thing you can get to seeing the late, great comedian live.

‘I laughed to the bottom of my soul’ Tickets £20.00 Stars £2.50 off Tue Friends £2.00 off Tue & Post-show reception on Tue 13 April Groups 10+ Get the 11th ticket free

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Daily Mirror Tickets £17.00 Concessions £2.00 off Thu Eve Stars £3.00 off Thu Eve Friends £2.50 off Thu Eve & Post-show reception on Thu 15 April Groups 10+ Get the 11th ticket free

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FRIENDS

Tue 20 April | 7.30pm

Wed 21 April | 8pm

Thu 22 April | 2.30pm

Thu 22 April | 8pm

Fri 23 April | 7.30pm

Sylvia Anderson

Roy 'Chubby' Brown

We'll Meet Again

Sean Lock

St George’s Day Celebration

My FAB Years

TALK Sylvia Anderson was the unforgettable, aristocratic voice of the iconic, elegant super-agent ‘Lady Penelope.’ Teaming up with internationally-acclaimed composer and record producer David Courtney, Sylvia has produced this unique and entertaining live show centred on her long awaited biography My FAB Years. Follow Sylvia’s incredible journey from the early 'Supermarionation' days, with unique archive film footage of many of the classic TV shows she helped to create, including Thunderbirds, Stingray, Captain Scarlett, Space 1999 and UFO.

Matinees as they should be…

COMEDY The King of Controversial Comedy with his trademark patchwork suit will surprise, amuse and astonish audiences. He is outrageous and controversial but always funny.

MUSIC Audiences can relive the spirit of the 1940s in a wonderful afternoon performance of ‘Hits from the Blitz’, with lots of sing-a-long tunes that will bring back warm memories.

Guaranteed to make your toes curl, your eyebrows rise and to put hairs on your chest, his shows sell out faster than ice cream melts in a heatwave, but note the warning – if easily offended please stay at home.

The celebration show pays tribute to the legendary stars of the war years, Vera Lynn, Donald Peers, Gracie Fields, George Formby, Bing Crosby, and famous comedians, Max Miller and Tessie O’Shea.

Tickets £21.00

A Musical extravaganza not to be missed COMEDY One of Britain’s finest stand-up comedians and winner of a coveted British Comedy Award for Best Live Performer comes to the Wyvern. Sean wrote and starred in the cult BBC sitcom 15 Storeys High. Sean can currently be seen as team captain on Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats, BBC2’s QI, Dave’s Argumental and star of Radio 2’s Museum of Curiosity. Tickets £16.00

Tickets £12.00 Concessions £11.00 Tea and Cake £2.00

You’ll have a FAB time. Tickets £16.00

MUSIC A stirring celebration presented by The Mayor of Swindon and the Royal Society Of St. George (Wiltshire Branch). The show will be hosted by the acclaimed Kentwood Show Choir with songs from their vast repertoire accompanied by a trio of excellent musicians. The programme also features the fantastic Aldbourne Band.

Become a friend of the Wyvern Maximise the benefits of becoming a friend Become a Friend of the Wyvern for as little as £6.00 per person and you'll receive the following benefits: • Exclusive discounts – available at selected shows! • Priority information – receive the Seasonal Brochure before anyone else! • Post show receptions – on most ‘first nights’. • Opportunities to meet the cast – rub shoulders with the stars.

Profits will be donated to the Mayor’s charities – Thamesdown Hydrotherapy Pool, Swindon 105.5, Guide Dogs For The Blind, LEAVES, Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group – and the Royal Society’s chosen charity, RAF Association.

• No booking charges – all ancillary fees waived at ticket office!

Tickets £12.00

Just £19.50 for an individual membership or £22.50 for a family of four.

• Regular newsletters – be the first with all the Wyvern gossip! • Exclusive backstage tours – peek into the dressing rooms, smell the grease-paint and tread the boards.

Join today!

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COMING SOON

Sat 24 April | 7.30pm

Sun 25 April | 7.30pm

Tue 27 April | 8pm

Sun 2 May | 11am & 2pm

Sun 2 May | 6.30pm & 9pm

Sun 6 June | 7.30pm

Kate Rusby

Tony Stockwell

A Midsummer Nights Dream

Chris & Pui

Jim Davidson

Billy Ocean

Show Me, Show Me

If I Ruled The World

FAMILY Chris Jarvis and Pui Fan Lee have starred together on Cbeebies for many years and their latest series Show Me Show Me has inspired this brand new production.

COMEDY Outrageous, controversial, politically incorrect and shockingly funny. The king of comedy does it his way in this rollercoaster ride through the world according to Jim.

by William Shakespeare MUSIC Kate Rusby has become one of the British Folk scene's best-loved artists. The winner of numerous awards, Kate is taking folk music to a new audience and a new generation. She surrounds herself with some of the most gifted musicians in Folk to provide many more shades as she blends the traditional songs learned in her childhood with her own intuitive song-writing.

‘Folk music doesn't get any cooler than Kate Rusby’ Q Magazine Tickets £20.00

MEDIUM It’s NOT creepy or kooky, mysterious or spooky. It’s Tony Stockwell demonstrating his belief that those who have passed can communicate with us, delivering their messages of love and reuniting them with their relatives. The remarkable star of Living TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic School and Zone Reality TV’s original Psychic Private Eyes endeavours to give proof beyond doubt and evidence of the afterlife which can change some lives forever. Deeply compelling, often startlingly accurate and always humorous, this evening of mediumship promises to be full of fun and laughter and will be a celebration of the reunion of our world and the next.

DRAMA On tour from the world famous Rose Theatre Bankside, where many of Shakespeare’s and Marlowe's productions were first performed and unforgettably the setting for the film Shakespeare in Love, a full professional cast of fifteen head to Swindon following their sold-out London season. This iconic and much loved Shakespeare comedy of fun, lovers and fairies keeps with the tradition of the piece with the role of Bottom played by a comedian – Harry Denford. Tickets £13.00 Concessions £2.00 off Groups 10+ £2.00 off

An evening with Tony Stockwell is experimental/investigational. There are no guaranteed or certain results and the show is for the purposes of amusement/entertainment.

Over the course of the show, Chris & Pui discover musical instruments, play joining-in games, sing songs & bring some of their on-screen antics to the stage. Chris & Pui would like to invite their young audience to join them at the theatre for fun, songs and games. Please bring along favourite toys (teddy bears, dolls or figures). Tickets £13.00 Children £11.00 Family Ticket £44.00 (2 adults & 2 children) Groups 10+ £11.00

Hold on to your seats, this is a standup comedy show that is simply not to be missed! Strictly adults only. Tickets £21.00

MUSIC Billy Ocean is one of the biggest recording stars Britain has ever produced. Having sold over 30 million records and won a Grammy Billy is sure to put on one of the most exciting concerts ever seen at the Wyvern. With platinum albums on both sides of the Atlantic he is truly an international superstar and you'll hear all the hits including: Love Really Hurts Without You, Red Light Spells Danger, Caribbean Queen, Suddenly and of course the worldwide number one When The Going Gets Tough. Tickets £25.00 A booking fee of £2.00 will be charged on all tickets

Tickets £20.00

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COMMUNIT Y

Free Theatre Tickets for Under 26s A Night Less Ordinary is a scheme that will provide free theatre tickets to anyone under 26. Wyvern Theatre is delighted to be taking part in this exciting initiative. For more information about the scheme visit www.anightlessordinary.org.uk To find out which performances are available please contact the Ticket office on 01793 524 481 quoting ‘Free Stage’. Tickets are subject to availability and are issued at the theatre's discretion.

Volunteers If you are interested in becoming a volunteer usher or technical volunteer please contact us on 01793 535534.

LOCAL EVENTS

Sat 24 April | From 9.30am

Fri 22 & Sat 23 January | 7.30pm

Fri 5 & Sat 6 March | 7.30pm

Sun 28 March | 7pm

Summer Youth Project 2010 Auditions

Thu 29 April–Sat 1 May | 7.30pm, Sat Mat 2.30pm

Thames Water Pantomime Presents

Teresa’s School of Dance

Swindon Young Musicians

Sullivan School of Dance

MUSIC Swindon Young Musicians bring together some of the most talented young musicians in the region. This concert is a celebration of the senior ensembles ranging from a String Ensemble to Recorder Consort through to our very popular Jazz Orchestra – and everything in-between!

DANCE Following the success of their previous shows at the Wyvern Theatre, The Sullivan School of Dance and its sister school JS Dance Academy are pleased to return with their 2010 show Lights, Action, Replay.

Come and take part next summer… FAMILY Following the last hugely successful project, Boogie Nights, we are looking for enthusiastic and talented young people aged 9 to 19, to take part in the next Wyvern musical extravaganza as singers, dancers or technicians. Further information and application forms are available online at www.wyverntheatre.org.uk/syp or from the Wyvern Theatre’s ticket office. Please note; some auditionees will be called back on 25th April. Please note; the auditions will take place at the Phoenix Theatre at New College.

Dorothy and the Land of Oz PANTOMIME This is an amateur pantomime performed by the staff of Thames Water Customer Services, which is based on the classic The Wizard of Oz. Expect the usual family friendly show with lots of singing, dancing and laughs – and one or two characters you might not expect to see in Oz! This is a charity show with all proceeds going to Help for Heroes, Oxsarc and Parkinsons Disease Society. Over the years the staff have raised over £130,000 for charities, Come along and help them raise even more. Tickets £9.00

Some comments from last year’s cast members:

‘I loved getting involved with the Summer Youth Project and to see what the theatre does from day to day’

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And the Beat Goes On DANCE And the Beat Goes On is a fun filled show packed with a variety of music and routines to suit all. The show is performed by the students of Teresa's School of Dance, a school that has been established for six years in Swindon and has students as young as two years old taking part in the show. Tickets £9.00

Sat 20 March | 7.30pm

Featuring more than 120 of Swindon’s finest young musicmakers, this concert promises to be one you will remember for years to come!

Lights, Action, Replay

300 local students perform in a dance extravaganza featuring many favourites from previous productions along with lots of new and exciting numbers show casting ballet, tap, street dance and jazz – something for all the family.

K School of Music Presents

A Touch of Disney

Tickets £5.50 Children £3.00 Concessions £3.00

Tickets £9.00–£10.50 Concessions £7.50

MUSIC The whole evening is dedicated to the songs from your favourite Disney shows. Sing-a-Long, have fun, and go home with that feel-good feeling. Tickets £9.00

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In Person Monday–Saturday 10am–6pm or 15 minutes after the performance begins. On Sundays and Bank Holidays the Ticket Office is closed unless there is a performance when it is open from 90 minutes before the performance and until 15 minutes after the performance begins. By Phone 01793 524 481. The Ticket Office is open as above for telephone bookings. 24 hour booking is available online through our website www.wyverntheatre.org.uk. Methods of Payment Most major credit and debit cards, cash and cheques are accepted at the Ticket Office. All telephone bookings will be subject to a £1.00 per ticket booking charge capped at £4.00 per transaction; in person bookings will be subject to 50p per ticket capped at £4.00 per transaction; online purchases will be subject to 75p per ticket capped at £3.00. Cash payments, Friends and Group Bookings of 10+ are exempt from the booking fee.

Reservations Tickets will be held for five days or 24 hours before the show, whichever is appropriate. Premium Seats At all performances a small selection of the best seats in the house are available at just £4.00 more than top price seats. Concessions Over 60s, under 16s, full time students and people with a disability are entitled to concession prices where stated. Refunds and Exchanges Tickets cannot be refunded once paid for unless a performance is postponed or cancelled. Exchanges can be made for another performance of the same show subject to availability and a handling charge of £2.00 per booking.

Standby Full time students in further education can purchase unsold tickets for just £5.00 an hour prior to any performance (conditions apply). Running Times For information on show running times, please contact the Ticket Office on the day of, or the day prior to the performance. Access Wheelchair users pay the lowest ticket price available and if accompanied by a carer, the carer’s ticket is free of charge. Please advise us of your needs at the time of booking.

Copies of this brochure are available in large print and other accessible formats. Please contact the Ticket Office. Data Protection From time to time the Wyvern Theatre would like to let you know about future productions we think you may be interested in and special offers.

By Road The Wyvern Theatre is situated in the town centre 15 minutes from the M4 (junctions 15 or 16) and the A419 and A420. Follow the signs to the town centre and when approaching the Magic Roundabout you will pick up the signs to the Wyvern Theatre. Parking The multi-story Wyvern Car Park (pay and display) is adjacent to the theatre. There is also a smaller open air car park next to the theatre.

By Train Swindon Railway Station is just a 10-minute stroll through the town centre to the Theatre which is situated at the top of town. By Bus/Coach Swindon Bus Station is just a short 5-minute walk through the town centre to the theatre. For further information visit our website at www.wyverntheatre.org.uk/directions

If you would prefer not to receive such information please inform the member of staff who answers your call.

We also have an infra-red Sennheiser system fitted in the main auditorium for people with hearing difficulties. Please contact the Ticket Office for further details.

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Wed 5–Sun 9 May | Wed–Sat 7.30pm, Thu, Sat & Sun 2.30pm Tickets Wed–Thu Eve £26.00, Thu Mat £21.00. All other performances £29.00 Children £16.00 Early Bird Offer £2.00 off adult tickets (book before the end of November) Stars/Friends £2.50 off Wed Eve Friends Post show reception on Wed 5 May at 7.30pm Groups 10+ get the 11th ticket free

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