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CHINN AND CHAPMAN’S BLOCKBUSTER THE MUSICALAshcroft TheatreTuesday 30 September – Saturday 4 October 7.45pmThu & Sat Matinees 2.30pm£19 - £31Concessions £17 - £26 (Tue - Thu only)Family ticket £80 (Excluding Fri & Sat)Buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket freeplus £2.25 booking fee per ticketBlockbuster The Musical features the chart-busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 70s and 80s!Starring Paul Nicholas, Suzanne Shaw and Aaron Sidwell, this world première of a brand new British musical has a book by David Soames, co-writer of Cliff Richard’s West End hit Time. If you enjoyed Grease and Back to the Future, you'll love Blockbuster The Musical. It’s a ballroom blitz!Featuring hits including Tiger Feet, Mickey, The Cat Crept In, Living Next Door to Alice, Some Girls, Ballroom Blitz, 48 Crash, Teenage Rampage, If You Can't Give Me Love, Can the Can, Little Willy, Blockbuster, Devil Gate Drive, Stumblin' In and many more!Click here to read 'Blockbuster The Musical' Review by Kent OnlineClick here to read 'Blockbuster The Musical' Review by Birmingham Mail
Blockbuster The Musical

CHINN AND CHAPMAN’S BLOCKBUSTER THE MUSICAL

Ashcroft Theatre
Tuesday 30 September – Saturday 4 October 7.45pm
Thu & Sat Matinees 2.30pm
£19 - £31
Concessions £17 - £26 (Tue - Thu only)
Family ticket £80 (Excluding Fri & Sat)
Buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket free
plus £2.25 booking fee per ticket

Blockbuster The Musical
features the chart-busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 70s and 80s!

Starring
Paul Nicholas, Suzanne Shaw and Aaron Sidwell, this world première of a brand new British musical has a book by David Soames, co-writer of Cliff Richard’s West End hit Time. If you enjoyed Grease and Back to the Future, you'll love Blockbuster The Musical. It’s a ballroom blitz!

Featuring hits including Tiger Feet, Mickey, The Cat Crept In, Living Next Door to Alice, Some Girls, Ballroom Blitz, 48 Crash, Teenage Rampage, If You Can't Give Me Love, Can the Can, Little Willy, Blockbuster, Devil Gate Drive, Stumblin' In and many more!

Click here to read 'Blockbuster The Musical' Review by Kent Online

Click here to read 'Blockbuster The Musical' Review by Birmingham Mail

30/09/2014 to 04/10/2014
SPANDAU BALLET ROYAL ALBERT HALL FILM PREMIERE AND LIVE PERFORMANCE TRANSMISSIONSoul Boys Of The Western World Cert 12AConcert HallTuesday 30 September 8.15pm£12(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. 
Spandau Ballet Live - Albert Hall
SPANDAU BALLET ROYAL ALBERT HALL FILM PREMIERE AND LIVE PERFORMANCE TRANSMISSION

Soul Boys Of The Western World Cert 12A


Concert Hall
Tuesday 30 September 8.15pm
£12
(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 KempMartin Kemp and Steve Norman


30/09/2014 20:15
Arnhem GalleryWednesday 1 October 1.30pmFree EventThe 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 – Doors13:30 – 15:00 Workshop led by Ideas Tap - Getting Started in the Creative Industries15:10 – 16:00 Social Media Surgery Booth16:10 – 17:30 Workshop led by The Creative Society - Putting the Fun into Networking17:40 – 18:30 Path to Employment Q&AKatie Henry, Director with the National TheatreNatalie D Campbell, Entrepreneur and business ownerAnsell Neckles, Let’s Be Brief Creative Agency 18:30 – 19:30 Drinks, live performance, apprentice celebration, network.THIS IS A FREE EVENT - but please register at the link below:www.fairfieldthisisit.eventbrite.co.ukSchools or colleges who would like more information or to book a workshop please contact our Planning Apprentice, Chris Powell, at chrisp@fairfield.co.uk / 020 8603 3902Sorry, there are no spaces left for further stands.Speaker Timetable and Biographies.
Apprentice Fair

Arnhem Gallery
Wednesday 1 October 1.30pm
Free Event

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.


THIS IS A FREE EVENT - but please register at the link below:

www.fairfieldthisisit.eventbrite.co.uk


Schools or colleges who would like more information or to book a workshop please contact our Planning Apprentice, Chris Powell, at chrisp@fairfield.co.uk / 020 8603 3902

Sorry, there are no spaces left for further stands.

Speaker Timetable and Biographies.

ApprenticefairLogo
01/10/2014 13:30
Live performance transmissionConcert HallSaturday 4 October 2pm & 7pm£8.50(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.
Billy Elliot the Musical Live
Live performance transmission

Concert Hall
Saturday 4 October 2pm & 7pm
£8.50
(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.


04/10/2014
Concert HallSunday 5 October 3pm & 7pm, Thursday 9 October 7pm£7.50, Concessions £7(No booking fee)This show is available to book however we are awaiting the descriptive text. Please check back later.
The Hundred-Foot Journey

Concert Hall
Sunday 5 October 3pm & 7pm, Thursday 9 October 7pm
£7.50, Concessions £7
(No booking fee)

This show is available to book however we are awaiting the descriptive text. Please check back later.

05/10/2014 to 09/10/2014
IranalamadingdongConcert HallSaturday 11 October 7.30pm£25 plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticketOmid Djalili is back on tour with a new show, following a sell-out four week West End residency and a sold-out season at the Edinburgh Festival. A firm favourite with his legendary performances, Omid’s stand-upawards include a Time Out Award and EMMA Award for Best Stand Up and nominatedfor the South Bank Award.Omid was the winner of the Best Actor Award for his lead performance in The Infidel at the Turin Film Festival (won the previous year by Bill Murray). The Infidel also picked up a Loaded LAFTA award for Funniest Film and Omid was short listed for Peter Sellers Award at the London Evening Standard British Film Awards.‘Right now, the Iranian Djalili is probably one of the most subversive, let alone funniest, comedians around’ The Guardian
Omid Djalili

Iranalamadingdong

Concert Hall
Saturday 11 October 7.30pm
£25 plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticket

Omid Djalili is back on tour with a new show, following a sell-out four week West End residency and a sold-out season at the Edinburgh Festival. A firm favourite with his legendary performances, Omid’s stand-upawards include a Time Out Award and EMMA Award for Best Stand Up and nominatedfor the South Bank Award.

Omid was the winner of the Best Actor Award for his lead performance in The Infidel at the Turin Film Festival (won the previous year by Bill Murray). The Infidel also picked up a Loaded LAFTA award for Funniest Film and Omid was short listed for Peter Sellers Award at the London Evening Standard British Film Awards.

‘Right now, the Iranian Djalili is probably one of the most subversive, let alone funniest, comedians around’
The Guardian

11/10/2014 19:30
Special Tribute to Dr Maya AngelouA Black History Month EventAshcroft TheatreSaturday 18 October 7.30pm£12.50, £13.50 & £14.50Under 16s/Seniors £10.50plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticketThis sensational family variety night celebrating the Caribbean, African USA and UK cultures, hosted by Juliet Alexander (BBC).Featuring a special tribute to the inspirational Dr Maya Angelou in song, film, dance and spoken word, with Dona Croll (Dr Who), Angela Wynter (Eastends), Ray Shell (ICED), Will Johnson (Emmerdale), Mary Clemmey (Dr Angelou's friend & agent), Nairobo, Caribbean Ballet, Diane Abbott MP, IDMC Gospel Choir, Sandie and Queenie from the C4 show Google Box and Alexander D Great they will be meeting the people of Croydon and having fun on stage.Part 2 of this event brings laughing, singing, & dancing with Maya 'On a Saturday Night'...A brilliant 'All Star' line-up including Aysha Loren (keep it like it is) comedian Wayne 'Dibe' Rollin, award winning Felicity Ethnic, Curtis Walker, Maureen Younger, South London's Endurance Steel Orchestra and so much more!
In Celebration of our Culture

Special Tribute to Dr Maya Angelou
A Black History Month Event

Ashcroft Theatre
Saturday 18 October 7.30pm
£12.50, £13.50 & £14.50
Under 16s/Seniors £10.50
plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticket

This sensational family variety night celebrating the Caribbean, African USA and UK cultures, hosted by Juliet Alexander (BBC).

Featuring a special tribute to the inspirational Dr Maya Angelou in song, film, dance and spoken word, with Dona Croll (Dr Who), Angela Wynter (Eastends), Ray Shell (ICED), Will Johnson (Emmerdale), Mary Clemmey (Dr Angelou's friend & agent), NairoboCaribbean Ballet, Diane Abbott MP, IDMC Gospel Choir, Sandie and Queenie from the C4 show Google Box and Alexander D Great they will be meeting the people of Croydon and having fun on stage.

Part 2 of this event brings laughing, singing, & dancing with Maya 'On a Saturday Night'...

A brilliant 'All Star' line-up including Aysha Loren (keep it like it is) comedian Wayne 'Dibe' Rollin, award winning Felicity Ethnic, Curtis Walker, Maureen Younger, South London's Endurance Steel Orchestra and so much more!

18/10/2014 19:30
Ashcroft TheatreMonday 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.
Steeleye Span


Ashcroft Theatre

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.
20/10/2014 19:30
Ashcroft Theatre Thursday 23 October 7.30pmAdults £20, Under 16s £16Family 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.
Champions Of Magic

Ashcroft Theatre

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.



23/10/2014 19:30
Ashcroft TheatreSaturday 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
Joan Armatrading


Ashcroft Theatre

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
25/10/2014 19:45
OCTONAUTS AND THE DEEP SEA VOLCANO ADVENTUREAshcroft Theatre Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 October 10am, 1pm & 4pmAdults £15.50, Children £13.50 Family ticket £54Groups 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!
Octonauts

OCTONAUTS AND THE DEEP SEA VOLCANO ADVENTURE

Ashcroft Theatre

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
Concert HallWednesday 29 October 7.30pm £8 - £30 (No Booking fee) Conductor - Kirill KarabitsPiano - Leon McCawley SCHUBERT - Symphony No. 8,‘Unfinished’MOZART - Piano Concerto No. 23MENDELSSOHN - 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.Praised for the purity of his lyrical and heartfelt performances, Leon McCawley performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. This was a work from one of Mozart’s greatest Viennese years. Tonight’s concert also features one of Mendelssohn’s stirring evocations of the natural world, his romantic recreation of the dramatic Scottish coast. His Third Symphony is directed by the world-renowned conductor and winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Conductor Award in 2013, Kirill Karabits.
RPO The Great Classics


Concert Hall
Wednesday 29 October 7.30pm

£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.

Praised for the purity of his lyrical and heartfelt performances, Leon McCawley performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. This was a work from one of Mozart’s greatest Viennese years. Tonight’s concert also features one of Mendelssohn’s stirring evocations of the natural world, his romantic recreation of the dramatic Scottish coast. His Third Symphony is directed by the world-renowned conductor and winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Conductor Award in 2013, Kirill Karabits.

29/10/2014 19:30
Ashcroft TheatreWednesday 5 – Saturday 8 November 7.45pmThu & Sat Matinees 2.30pmAdults £20, Concs £15 (plus £2.25 booking fee per ticket)Schools £6 (plus £1 booking fee per ticket)Buy 10 tickets and receive 11th ticket freeA powerful and poignant play based on a true story.A group of young men from the small town of Accrington decide to volunteer as soldiers on the eve of the First World War. As their story unfolds, the terrible reality of the war in France becomes clear. For the women they have left at home, their lives are changed forever. The lives of ordinary people are caught up in the making of history.Peter Whelan’s epic play is both touching and humorous, a must-see for any student of the First World War.
Accrington Pals


Ashcroft Theatre
Wednesday 5 – Saturday 8 November 7.45pm
Thu & Sat Matinees 2.30pm
Adults £20, Concs £15 (plus £2.25 booking fee per ticket)
Schools £6 (plus £1 booking fee per ticket)
Buy 10 tickets and receive 11th ticket free

A powerful and poignant play based on a true story.

A group of young men from the small town of Accrington decide to volunteer as soldiers on the eve of the First World War. As their story unfolds, the terrible reality of the war in France becomes clear. For the women they have left at home, their lives are changed forever. The lives of ordinary people are caught up in the making of history.

Peter Whelan’s epic play is both touching and humorous, a must-see for any student of the First World War.

05/11/2014 to 08/11/2014
In ConcertConcert HallThursday 6 November 7.30pm£32 plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticketFollowing the success of their Spring tour, UB40 are back on the road. The reggae stars’ Top 30 album Getting Over the Storm was awarded BBC Radio 2’s Album of the Week accolade and received 5-star reviews from the UK’s music press on its release in September 2013.Naming themselves after the unemployment benefit form, UB40 formed in 1978 and their debut album Signing Off is considered by many to be one of the greatest reggae albums ever released by a British band. It was the start of a career that has since seen the band have over forty UK Top 40 hit singles and achieve sales of over 100 million records. Book your seat now to avoid missing out on seeing one of the most successful British groups of all time.
UB40

In Concert

Concert Hall
Thursday 6 November 7.30pm
£32 plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticket

Following the success of their Spring tour, UB40 are back on the road. The reggae stars’ Top 30 album Getting Over the Storm was awarded BBC Radio 2’s Album of the Week accolade and received 5-star reviews from the UK’s music press on its release in September 2013.

Naming themselves after the unemployment benefit form, UB40 formed in 1978 and their debut album Signing Off is considered by many to be one of the greatest reggae albums ever released by a British band. It was the start of a career that has since seen the band have over forty UK Top 40 hit singles and achieve sales of over 100 million records. Book your seat now to avoid missing out on seeing one of the most successful British groups of all time.

06/11/2014 19:30
30 Million MinutesConcert HallSaturday 8 November 7.30pm£35 & £39.50 plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticketDawn French, the Queen of British comedy, announces her first ever solo tour. The awardwinning actor, best-selling novelist and all-round very funny lady has written a new show, based on her life and career.30 Million Minutes will consist of various delights and riches, with the odd irksome tribulation thrown in, as Dawn takes audiences through the various lessons life has taught her, and the things she knows for sure. With a sharp eye for comic detail and a wicked ear for the absurdities of life, Dawn French of Cornwall shares how she has misguidedly spent her whole life vigorously attempting to be a fully functioning female human. Book for this show now, because Dawn French is convinced it won't be long before she is far too doolally to perform it.
Dawn French

30 Million Minutes

Concert Hall
Saturday 8 November 7.30pm
£35 & £39.50 plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticket

Dawn French, the Queen of British comedy, announces her first ever solo tour. The awardwinning actor, best-selling novelist and all-round very funny lady has written a new show, based on her life and career.

30 Million Minutes
will consist of various delights and riches, with the odd irksome tribulation thrown in, as Dawn takes audiences through the various lessons life has taught her, and the things she knows for sure. With a sharp eye for comic detail and a wicked ear for the absurdities of life, Dawn French of Cornwall shares how she has misguidedly spent her whole life vigorously attempting to be a fully functioning female human. Book for this show now, because Dawn French is convinced it won't be long before she is far too doolally to perform it.

08/11/2014 19:30
Ashcroft TheatreMonday 10 November 7pm£5 (No Booking fee)What do you do when you’re fifteen and you live on an estate where you get street cred for being in a gang? Where do you go when you’ve got a chance of a decent future but the pull of the gang is too strong? Written by Maurice Bessman, Terriers explores the moral dilemmas and life-changing decisions facing many young people today. This powerful play is brought to Fairfield by the Royal Court Liverpool Trust and is sponsored by Croydon Partnership.Terriers will be taken to schools in Croydon between Monday 10 until Friday 14 November.‘It’s such a powerful play… every young person should see it’ Cllr Peter Brennan, Liverpool City Council.
Terriers


Ashcroft Theatre

Monday 10 November 7pm

£5 (No Booking fee)

What do you do when you’re fifteen and you live on an estate where you get street cred for being in a gang? Where do you go when you’ve got a chance of a decent future but the pull of the gang is too strong? Written by Maurice Bessman, Terriers explores the moral dilemmas and life-changing decisions facing many young people today. This powerful play is brought to Fairfield by the Royal Court Liverpool Trust and is sponsored by Croydon Partnership.

Terriers will be taken to schools in Croydon between Monday 10 until Friday 14 November.

‘It’s such a powerful play… every young person should see it’
Cllr Peter Brennan, Liverpool City Council.


10/11/2014 19:00
Ashcroft TheatreMonday 24 - Saturday 29 November 7.30pmThu & Sat Matinees 2.30pm£23 - £29.50 plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticketBuy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket freeThe 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 Telegraphwww.MousetrapOnTour.com
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

Ashcroft Theatre
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

www.MousetrapOnTour.com


24/11/2014 to 29/11/2014
The StudioFriday 28 November – Wednesday 24 DecemberStandard showsAdults £12.50, Children £10, Family ticket £40Premium 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+ www.santaclausonstage.com
Santa Claus

The Studio

Friday 28 November – Wednesday 24 December

Standard shows

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+

 

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28/11/2014 to 24/12/2014
Ashcroft TheatreFriday 5 December – Sunday 4 January 2015All performances between Friday 5 – Friday 12 DecemberPLUS Sunday 4 January: £17All other performances, Adults: £21, £26 & £30Children/Seniors: £21, £22 & £25Schools/Brownies/Cubs: £13.50 (Restricted performances)Family ticket £91Buy 10 tickets receive the 11th ticket free(No Booking fee)This Christmas, don't miss our hilarious, fun-packed, family pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. With comedy, singing, dancing, audience participation and stunning sets and costumes, this year's Ashcroft Theatre pantomime promises to be our most magical pantomime ever!Our star-studded cast includes pop icon and West End superstar, GARETH GATES and, back by popular demand, everyone's favourite Dame QUINN PATRICK. Once again, the show will be written by PAUL HENDY and produced by the same team that brought you last year's box office smash hit, Peter Pan.Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs promises to be topquality family entertainment. Tickets are selling fast so book now for the funniest and most spectacular show of the year!For group bookings please call our Group Booker Maria on020 8603 3973 or email groupbooking@fairfield.co.uk
Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs


Ashcroft Theatre
Friday 5 December – Sunday 4 January 2015
All performances between Friday 5 – Friday 12 December
PLUS Sunday 4 January: £17

All other performances, Adults: £21, £26 & £30
Children/Seniors: £21, £22 & £25
Schools/Brownies/Cubs: £13.50 (Restricted performances)
Family ticket £91
Buy 10 tickets receive the 11th ticket free
(No Booking fee)

This Christmas, don't miss our hilarious, fun-packed, family pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. With comedy, singing, dancing, audience participation and stunning sets and costumes, this year's Ashcroft Theatre pantomime promises to be our most magical pantomime ever!

Our star-studded cast includes pop icon and West End superstar, GARETH GATES and, back by popular demand, everyone's favourite Dame QUINN PATRICK. Once again, the show will be written by PAUL HENDY and produced by the same team that brought you last year's box office smash hit, Peter Pan.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs promises to be topquality family entertainment. Tickets are selling fast so book now for the funniest and most spectacular show of the year!

For group bookings please call our Group Booker Maria on
020 8603 3973 or email groupbooking@fairfield.co.uk

05/12/2014 to 04/01/2015
Appears with The Benedetti, Elschenbroich and Grynyuk TrioConcert HallWednesday 10 December 7.30pm£13, £15 & £18 plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticketViolin - Nicola BenedettiCello - Leonard ElschenbroichPiano - Alexei Grynyuk BEETHOVEN - PianoTrio in B flat major, Op. 97 ‘Archduke’TCHAIKOVSKY - PianoTrio in A minor, Op. 50Violinist Nicola Benedetti, cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Alexei Grynyuk are leading soloists of their generation performing as a trio regularly at a host of prestigious venues worldwide. Performing two stellar works of the chamber music canon, their collective musicianship and technical brilliance are sure to shine brightly.The magnificent Archduke Trio is one of the peaks of the repertoire and was chosen by Nicola as one of her castaway selections on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs earlier this year. Tchaikovsky’s passionate Piano Triois the only work the composer ever wrote for this combination of instruments.These two pieces are linked by friendship: Beethoven’s Archduke Trio was dedicated to his friend and composition student, Archduke Rudolph of Austria (hence the nickname) and Tchaikovsky’s work was subtitled ‘In memory of a great artist’, in reference to the pianist Nikolai Rubinstein, his friend and mentor.
Nicola Benedetti

Appears with The Benedetti, Elschenbroich and Grynyuk Trio

Concert Hall
Wednesday 10 December 7.30pm
£13, £15 & £18 plus £2.25 Booking fee per ticket

Violin -
Nicola Benedetti
Cello - Leonard Elschenbroich
Piano - Alexei Grynyuk

 

BEETHOVEN - PianoTrio in B flat major, Op. 97 ‘Archduke’
TCHAIKOVSKY - PianoTrio in A minor, Op. 50

Violinist Nicola Benedetti, cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Alexei Grynyuk are leading soloists of their generation performing as a trio regularly at a host of prestigious venues worldwide. Performing two stellar works of the chamber music canon, their collective musicianship and technical brilliance are sure to shine brightly.

The magnificent Archduke Trio is one of the peaks of the repertoire and was chosen by Nicola as one of her castaway selections on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs earlier this year. Tchaikovsky’s passionate Piano Triois the only work the composer ever wrote for this combination of instruments.These two pieces are linked by friendship: Beethoven’s Archduke Trio was dedicated to his friend and composition student, Archduke Rudolph of Austria (hence the nickname) and Tchaikovsky’s work was subtitled ‘In memory of a great artist’, in reference to the pianist Nikolai Rubinstein, his friend and mentor.

10/12/2014 19:30

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