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Blockbuster The Musical
CHINN AND CHAPMAN’S BLOCKBUSTER THE MUSICAL
30/09/2014 to 04/10/2014
Spandau Ballet Live - Albert Hall
SPANDAU BALLET ROYAL ALBERT HALL FILM PREMIERE AND LIVE PERFORMANCE TRANSMISSION
Soul Boys Of The Western World Cert 12A
Tuesday 30 September 8.15pm
(No booking fee)
20 years on from their celebrated True tour, Spandau Ballet return to the Royal Albert Hall for the UK premiere of Soul Boys of the Western World, a landmark movie about the band. The all-access documentary charts the band’s career, from inception to breakup and eventual reunion, and both the film and the band’s live performance will be broadcast via satellite to Fairfield Halls.
Soul Boys of The Western World follows the journey of one of the most iconic British pop bands of all time: Spandau Ballet. From the band’s inception to their acrimonious split and eventual reunion, the film intimately charts their success against the backdrop of 1980s Britain. With unparalleled access to archive footage and candid commentary from each band member, Soul Boys is an enthralling look at the culture, the fashion, and the music that shaped an era. Director; George Hencken. Starring; Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp and Steve Norman.
Wednesday 1 October 1.30pm
The Fair is intended to give Croydon’s young people relevant information about this route into work and accreditation. There will be apprentices to talk to and there has been a great commitment from a variety of employers and training providers; come and meet them, you can even bring your parents!
13.15 – Doors
13:30 – 15:00 Workshop led by Ideas Tap - Getting Started in the Creative Industries
15:10 – 16:00 Social Media Surgery Booth
16:10 – 17:30 Workshop led by The Creative Society - Putting the Fun into Networking
17:40 – 18:30 Path to Employment Q&A
Katie Henry, Director with the National Theatre
Natalie D Campbell, Entrepreneur and business owner
Ansell Neckles, Let’s Be Brief Creative Agency
18:30 – 19:30 Drinks, live performance, apprentice celebration, network.
Sorry, there are no spaces left for further stands.
Billy Elliot the Musical Live
Live performance transmission
Saturday 4 October 2pm & 7pm
(No booking fee)
Live from London’s West End this special performance brings multi award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical to cinemas for the first time.
Based on the Academy Award® nominated film first released in 2000, Billy Elliot the Musical has won the hearts of millions since it opened in London’s West End and has gone on to captivate audiences around the world, winning over 80 theatre awards along the way including Tony Awards® and 5 Olivier Awards.
Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, Billy’s journey takes him out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever.
The original creative team behind the film, including writer Lee Hall (book & lyrics), director Stephen Daldry, and choreographer, Peter Darling, is joined by music legend Elton John (music) to produce a funny, uplifting and spectacular theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Sunday 5 October 3pm & 7pm, Thursday 9 October 7pm
£7.50, Concessions £7
(No booking fee)
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05/10/2014 to 09/10/2014
In Celebration of our Culture
Special Tribute to Dr Maya Angelou
Monday 20 October 7.30pm
£18.50 & £21.50
£2.25 Booking fee
Folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span are celebrating 45 years with a new live show. Maddy Prior, the voice of the band, leads a line-up featuring faces old and new. Having recently collaborated with Sir Terry Pratchett on a record based on his Wintersmith novel, their 2014 performances will see them perform new gems alongside classics that have made them one of the most successful British Folk-rock bands ever.
‘Don't miss them’ The Independent.
Champions Of Magic
Thursday 23 October 7.30pm
Adults £20, Under 16s £16
Family Ticket £64
£2.25 Booking fee per ticket
Join our award-winning team of tricksters, swindlers and cheats for a spectacular night of mystery. Audiences will witness mastery of card manipulation, death-defying stunts, mind-boggling sleight of hand and spectacular illusions from some of the foremost performers in magic, including grand illusionists Young and Strange, the Queen of close-up Fay Presto, master mind-reader Alex McAleer and magic’s latest sensation Edward Hilsum. Featuring a live video feed, fiery pyrotechnics and stunning lighting, the show is an immersive experience in the art of magic.
Saturday 25 October 7.45pm
£27.50 & £29.50 plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticket
After 42 years of touring, Joan Armatrading embarks onher first ever solo world tour. Joan’s strong rhythmic acoustic guitar playing and her melodic electric solos help to make her the consummate musician. During her long and illustrious career, Joan has been successful in many music genres including pop, blues, folk, reggae and jazz.
The three-times Grammy nominated, Brit Award nominee and Ivor Novello winner has stood the test of time with songs such as Love and Affection, Willow, Drop the Pilot and Lovers Speak. As with every Joan Armatrading concert, you are guaranteed a fantastic mix of magical old favourites plus more recent compositions to fall in love with.
'For the first time these concerts will be me solo on stage playing the guitar, piano and singing. I want these concerts to be a special lively interactive one-to-one experience.' Joan Armatrading
OCTONAUTS AND THE DEEP SEA VOLCANO ADVENTURE
Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 October 10am, 1pm & 4pm
Adults £15.50, Children £13.50
Family ticket £54
Groups of 10+ receive a 10% discount
£1.50 Booking fee per ticket
Get ready to embark on an exciting new mission with ourunderwater adventure super heroes, Captain Barnacles, Kwazii and Peso, in thebrand new live stage show, Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure.
Visit new worlds full of mysteries to unravel, with surprises around every corner. This action-packed interactive show features music and all your favourite characters live on stage for the very first time!
29/10/2014 to 30/10/2014
RPO The Great Classics
£8 - £30 (No Booking fee)
Conductor - Kirill Karabits
Piano - Leon McCawley
SCHUBERT - Symphony No. 8,‘Unfinished’
MOZART - Piano Concerto No. 23
MENDELSSOHN - Symphony No. 3, ‘Scottish’
Schubert’s famously ‘unfinished’ two-movement Symphony is both beautiful and mysterious; a small masterpiece beloved by performers and audiences alike.
05/11/2014 to 08/11/2014
30 Million Minutes
Monday 10 November 7pm
£5 (No Booking fee)
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap
Monday 24 - Saturday 29 November 7.30pm
Thu & Sat Matinees 2.30pm
£23 - £29.50 plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticket
Buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket free
The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre - with over 25,000 performances it’s a play to be proud of. And to celebrate 60 incredible years on stage, it’s going on tour for the first time to give you a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to see this masterpiece here at the Ashcroft Theatre.
The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment, the identity and the motive are finally revealed.
In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.
‘The cleverest murder mystery of British Theatre’ The Telegraph
24/11/2014 to 29/11/2014
Friday 28 November – Wednesday 24 December
Adults £12.50, Children £10, Family ticket £40
Premium shows (Sat 6 & Sun 7, Sat 13 & Sun 14 & Sat 20 – Wed 24 December)
Adults £14.50, Children £12.50, Family ticket £49
£1.50 Booking fee
A BRAND NEW CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE WITH SONGS, STORIES, A MEET AND GREET WITH SANTA & A FREE GIFT!
It’s Christmas Eve, and Santa Claus is flying high above the clouds delivering presents to all the good boys and girls around the world. Hiding in the back are two naughty elves Charlie and Kara who have snuck on board for the ride…!
All is well until suddenly, just as Santa Claus flies high above Croydon, the Sat Nav goes haywire and breaks leaving him stranded without his list of postcodes to deliver presents to! With the clock ticking and morning fast approaching it’s down to Charlie, Kara and Muffin the bear to come up with a clever plan to save Christmas.
From the producers of last year’s record breaking production, this brand new adventure filled with songs, nursery rhymes and magic promises to be the Christmas treat you won’t want to miss. A truly unforgettable experience which includes the magical moment when snowflakes fallover the audience – a guaranteed white Christmas at every show!
As an added Christmas treat, all of the good boys and girls in the audience will meet Santa after the show and receive a special present of their own.
For all children ages 2+
28/11/2014 to 24/12/2014
Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs
(No Booking fee)
(No Booking fee)
05/12/2014 to 04/01/2015
Appears with The Benedetti, Elschenbroich and Grynyuk Trio
BEETHOVEN - PianoTrio in B flat major, Op. 97 ‘Archduke’