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★BEST MUSICAL • ALL MAJOR AWARDS★Bill Kenwright presentsWilly Russell's Blood BrothersAshcroft TheatreMonday 30 March - Saturday 4 April 7.45pmThu & Sat Matinees 2.30pm£24.25 - £36.25, plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket freeStarring…Marti Pellow as the NarratorMaureen Nolan in the iconic role of Mrs JohnstoneWritten 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 fateful consequences. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True. West End star and multi-platinum selling artist Marti Pellow returns to the role of the Narrator and the critically acclaimed Maureen Nolan, reprising her role as the tragic Mrs. Johnstone, in this smash-hit musical.Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning BLOOD BROTHERS. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it; ‘brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval’ Jack Tinker, Daily Mail.★★★★★ ‘Terrific’ Sunday Express★★★★★ ‘Sensational’ Daily Telegraph★★★★★ ‘Wonderful’ Evening Standard‘Exhilarating... one of the best musicals ever written’ Sunday Times‘Brings the audience cheering to it’s feet and roaring approval’ Daily Mail‘Blood Brothers is a theatrical phenomenon’ Dublin Business Post
Blood Brothers
★BEST MUSICAL • ALL MAJOR AWARDS★

Bill Kenwright presents
Willy Russell's Blood Brothers

Ashcroft Theatre
Monday 30 March - Saturday 4 April 7.45pm
Thu & Sat Matinees 2.30pm
£24.25 - £36.25, plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket free

Starring…
Marti Pellow as the Narrator
Maureen Nolan in the iconic role of Mrs Johnstone

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 fateful consequences. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True. West End star and multi-platinum selling artist Marti Pellow returns to the role of the Narrator and the critically acclaimed Maureen Nolan, reprising her role as the tragic Mrs. Johnstone, in this smash-hit musical.

Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning BLOOD BROTHERS. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it; ‘brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval’ Jack Tinker, Daily Mail.

★★★★★ ‘Terrific’ Sunday Express
★★★★★ ‘Sensational’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ ‘Wonderful’ Evening Standard

‘Exhilarating... one of the best musicals ever written’
Sunday Times
‘Brings the audience cheering to it’s feet and roaring approval’ Daily Mail
‘Blood Brothers is a theatrical phenomenon’ Dublin Business Post
30/03/2015 to 04/04/2015
Cert PGConcert HallTuesday 31 March 4pm£2CUTSOMER NOTICE: Tickets are nearly sold out and it's highly unlikely there will be any additional tickets available for this event on the day. Please call our Box Office in advance to check before travelling to Fairfield.Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, 2014. Starring Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter and Daniel Henney. The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
Big Hero 6
Cert PG

Concert Hall
Tuesday 31 March 4pm
£2

CUTSOMER NOTICE: Tickets are nearly sold out and it's highly unlikely there will be any additional tickets available for this event on the day. Please call our Box Office in advance to check before travelling to Fairfield.

Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, 2014. Starring Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter and Daniel Henney. The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.


31/03/2015 16:00
Cert UConcert HallWednesday 1 April 2.30pm£2Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, 2014. Starring Craig Berry, Will Arnett and Elizabeth Banks. An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.
The Lego Movie
Cert U

Concert Hall
Wednesday 1 April 2.30pm
£2

Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, 2014. Starring Craig Berry, Will Arnett and Elizabeth Banks. An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.


01/04/2015 14:30
Live transmission from the Royal Opera HouseThe Royal Opera presents The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny by Kurt WeillConcert HallWednesday 1 April 7.15pm£15A major work from the remarkable partnership of playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill, Mahagonny was first performed in Leipzig in 1930. Its first ever Royal Opera staging, by Associate Director of Opera John Fulljames, is sung in English, and conducted by Mark Wigglesworth – recently announced as the successor to Edward Gardner as Music Director of English National Opera. Mahagonny is a satire on money, morality and pleasure-seeking among the dubious citizens of a fictional city. The richly varied, jazz-infused score, influenced by ragtime music, includes such irresistible melodies as the ‘Alabama Song’ and many dramatic ensembles. The superb cast includes Kurt Streit as the wild lumberjack Jimmy, Christine Rice as his sweetheart Jenny, Anne Sofie von Otter in a welcome return to The Royal Opera as the cunning Leokadja Begbick, and Peter Hoare and Willard W. White as her helpers and fellow-fugitives Fatty and Moses.
ROH Live Opera - Weill's Mahagonny
Live transmission from the Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera presents The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny by Kurt Weill


Concert Hall
Wednesday 1 April 7.15pm
£15

A major work from the remarkable partnership of playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill, Mahagonny was first performed in Leipzig in 1930. Its first ever Royal Opera staging, by Associate Director of Opera John Fulljames, is sung in English, and conducted by Mark Wigglesworth – recently announced as the successor to Edward Gardner as Music Director of English National Opera. Mahagonny is a satire on money, morality and pleasure-seeking among the dubious citizens of a fictional city. The richly varied, jazz-infused score, influenced by ragtime music, includes such irresistible melodies as the ‘Alabama Song’ and many dramatic ensembles. The superb cast includes Kurt Streit as the wild lumberjack Jimmy, Christine Rice as his sweetheart Jenny, Anne Sofie von Otter in a welcome return to The Royal Opera as the cunning Leokadja Begbick, and Peter Hoare and Willard W. White as her helpers and fellow-fugitives Fatty and Moses.


01/04/2015 19:15
Cert UConcert HallThursday 2 April 2.30pm£2Directed by Paul James Bobin, 2014. Starring Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey. While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.
Muppets Most Wanted
Cert U

Concert Hall
Thursday 2 April 2.30pm
£2

Directed by Paul James Bobin, 2014. Starring Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey. While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.


02/04/2015 14:30
Plus Heg & The Wolf Chorus and The Daydream ClubArnhem GalleryThursday 2 April 7pm£12Bridie Jackson & The Arbour are a Newcastle quartet of folk-influenced musicians; creating works of haunting beauty, both sparse and detailed. With rich vocal harmonies and subtle string arrangements, they are led by Bridie’s remarkable voice and evocative wordplay, at once dark and playful, joyous and melancholic.On their second album New Skin, released in May 2014, the group’s melting pot of influences has formed a breathtaking new whole and has seen them head out on a 19-date headline UK tour, play sessions for Radio 3′s In Tune and Tom Robinson on 6 Music, as well as gaining support from the likes of Lauren Laverne, Guy Garvey, Steve Lamacq and The Telegraph.Twice-nominated at BBC Folk Awards, contemporaryfolk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting withastounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies,creating a powerful wall of sound. Their third album The Innocent Left,recorded in London with producer Julian Simmons (Guillemots, Ed Sheeran, AlbertLee), explores many and varied topics but remains consistently bound by Gilmore& Roberts' passion for stories.Katriona Gilmore (The Albion Band) and Jamie Roberts (Kerfuffle) have releasedthree albums together since 2008 and received much critical acclaim, leading toa tour supporting Fairport Convention in 2011. The Innocent Left has delivereda fresh haul of accolades, including a 'Best Duo' nomination at both the 2013BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and 2013 Spiral Earth Awards, a 'Song of the Year'FATEA Award and first prize in the Acoustic/Folk category of the UK SongwritingContest (both for 'Doctor James').www.standatfairfield.comThis event is unallocated seating. Please ignore the seat number you are given when booking your ticket.
Stand! Bridie Jackson and Gilmore & Roberts
Plus Heg & The Wolf Chorus and The Daydream Club

Arnhem Gallery
Thursday 2 April 7pm
£12


Bridie Jackson & The Arbour are a Newcastle quartet of folk-influenced musicians; creating works of haunting beauty, both sparse and detailed. With rich vocal harmonies and subtle string arrangements, they are led by Bridie’s remarkable voice and evocative wordplay, at once dark and playful, joyous and melancholic.

On their second album New Skin, released in May 2014, the group’s melting pot of influences has formed a breathtaking new whole and has seen them head out on a 19-date headline UK tour, play sessions for Radio 3′s In Tune and Tom Robinson on 6 Music, as well as gaining support from the likes of Lauren Laverne, Guy Garvey, Steve Lamacq and The Telegraph.

Twice-nominated at BBC Folk Awards, contemporaryfolk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting withastounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies,creating a powerful wall of sound. Their third album The Innocent Left,recorded in London with producer Julian Simmons (Guillemots, Ed Sheeran, AlbertLee), explores many and varied topics but remains consistently bound by Gilmore& Roberts' passion for stories.

Katriona Gilmore (The Albion Band) and Jamie Roberts (Kerfuffle) have releasedthree albums together since 2008 and received much critical acclaim, leading toa tour supporting Fairport Convention in 2011. The Innocent Left has delivereda fresh haul of accolades, including a 'Best Duo' nomination at both the 2013BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and 2013 Spiral Earth Awards, a 'Song of the Year'FATEA Award and first prize in the Acoustic/Folk category of the UK SongwritingContest (both for 'Doctor James').


www.standatfairfield.com

This event is unallocated seating. Please ignore the seat number you are given when booking your ticket.
02/04/2015 19:00
Cert PGConcert HallFriday 3 April 2.30pm £2Saturday 4 April 6pm £7.50, Concessions £7Directed by Will Gluck, 2014. Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx. A foster child, who lives with her mean foster mum, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.
Annie
Cert PG

Concert Hall
Friday 3 April 2.30pm £2
Saturday 4 April 6pm £7.50, Concessions £7

Directed by Will Gluck, 2014. Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx. A foster child, who lives with her mean foster mum, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

03/04/2015 to 04/04/2015
Cert PGConcert HallFriday 3 April 6pm £7.50, Concessions £7Saturday 4 April 2.30pm £2Directed by Rob Marshall, 2014. Starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and Johnny Depp. A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.
Into the Woods
Cert PG

Concert Hall
Friday 3 April 6pm £7.50, Concessions £7
Saturday 4 April 2.30pm £2

Directed by Rob Marshall, 2014. Starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and Johnny Depp. A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.


03/04/2015 to 04/04/2015
Concert HallWednesday 8 April 7.30pm£8 - £30Conductor - David HillSoprano - Susanna HurrellBaritone - Benedict NelsonChoir - The Bach Choir HANDEL - Zadok the PriestVAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Five Variants of ‘Dives and Lazarus’PARRY - Blest Pair of SirensMOZART - Exsultate, jubilateFAURÉ - Requiem‘Susanna Hurrell gives a scintillating performance as the defiant queen, scorching her tormentors in arias of brilliance and precision… quite the equal of many already on the circuit.’ The IndependentAn evening of choral grandeur with British stars Susanna Hurrell and Benedict Nelson, directed by one of the leading Choral Directors in the UK and Musical Director of The Bach Choir, David Hill. The programme includes the most famous of Handel’s four Coronation Anthems, Zadok the Priest. We also have examples of Vaughan Williams’ sumptuous string writing and sweeping melodies in his Five Variants of ‘Dives and Lazurus’. The concert finishes with a rich and soulful finale in Fauré’s beautiful Requiem.
RPO Choral Classics


Concert Hall
Wednesday 8 April 7.30pm
£8 - £30

Conductor - 
David Hill
Soprano - 
Susanna Hurrell
Baritone - 
Benedict Nelson
Choir - The Bach Choir

 

HANDEL - Zadok the Priest

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Five Variants of ‘Dives and Lazarus’

PARRY - Blest Pair of Sirens

MOZART - Exsultate, jubilate

FAURÉ - Requiem

‘Susanna Hurrell gives a scintillating performance as the defiant queen, scorching her tormentors in arias of brilliance and precision… quite the equal of many already on the circuit.’
The Independent

An evening of choral grandeur with British stars Susanna Hurrell and Benedict Nelson, directed by one of the leading Choral Directors in the UK and Musical Director of The Bach Choir, David Hill. The programme includes the most famous of Handel’s four Coronation Anthems, Zadok the Priest. We also have examples of Vaughan Williams’ sumptuous string writing and sweeping melodies in his Five Variants of ‘Dives and Lazurus’. The concert finishes with a rich and soulful finale in Fauré’s beautiful Requiem.

08/04/2015 19:30
Cert UConcert HallThursday 9 April 2.30pm£2Directed Mark Burton and Richard Starzack, 2015. Starring Justin Fletcher, Nick Park and Andy Nyman. When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Cert U

Concert Hall
Thursday 9 April 2.30pm
£2

Directed Mark Burton and Richard Starzack, 2015. Starring Justin Fletcher, Nick Park and Andy Nyman. When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.


09/04/2015 14:30
Concert HallSaturday 11 April 1pm & 4pm and Sunday 12 April 10am & 1pmAdults £15 & £17, Children £13 & £15, Family Ticket £60Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket freeFrom the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage!Join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter on an enchanting journey through the Magical Kingdom. With actors, masks and colourful costumes this beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family.www.benandhollylive.com
Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom

Concert Hall
Saturday 11 April 1pm & 4pm and Sunday 12 April 10am & 1pm
Adults £15 & £17, Children £13 & £15, Family Ticket £60
Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket free


From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage!

Join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter on an enchanting journey through the Magical Kingdom. With actors, masks and colourful costumes this beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family.

www.benandhollylive.com

11/04/2015 to 12/04/2015
THE SEQUEL TO ’DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS’Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield in association with Universal Music presentsThe new rock‘n’roll musical… Dreamboats and MiniskirtsAshcroft TheatreMonday 13 - Saturday 18 April 7.30pm, Thu & Sat Matinees 2.30pm£23.25 - £31.25, plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket freeBook by Laurence Marks & Maurice GranIt’s 1963, and the world is changing. Bobby and Laura’s single DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS has not taken off. Norman and Sue have settled down to non-marital bliss - and a baby! But Ray and Donna seem blissfully happy…The advent of the Beatles and the Merseyside sound is inspirational. But will it inspire Bobby and Laura to have one more shot at stardom - Norman to ‘get off the drains’ and find that singing voice he has longed for, and Ray to realise his ambition and manage a really top pop act!?All will be revealed in a follow up with the same wit, charm, and great songs as DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS. Many of the songs are from the next period in pop history…Including the smash hits... A Picture Of You, Don’t Ever Change, Do You Love Me Handy Man, It’s In His Kiss Go Now ,When Will I Be Loved, Hippy Hippy, Shake and many more...
Dreamboats and Miniskirts
THE SEQUEL TO ’DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS’

Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield in association with Universal Music presents
The new rock‘n’roll musical… Dreamboats and Miniskirts

Ashcroft Theatre
Monday 13 - Saturday 18 April 7.30pm, Thu & Sat Matinees 2.30pm
£23.25 - £31.25, plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket free

Book by Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran

It’s 1963, and the world is changing. Bobby and Laura’s single DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS has not taken off. Norman and Sue have settled down to non-marital bliss - and a baby! But Ray and Donna seem blissfully happy…

The advent of the Beatles and the Merseyside sound is inspirational. But will it inspire Bobby and Laura to have one more shot at stardom - Norman to ‘get off the drains’ and find that singing voice he has longed for, and Ray to realise his ambition and manage a really top pop act!?

All will be revealed in a follow up with the same wit, charm, and great songs as DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS. Many of the songs are from the next period in pop history…

Including the smash hits... A Picture Of You, Don’t Ever Change, Do You Love Me Handy Man, It’s In His Kiss Go Now ,When Will I Be Loved, Hippy Hippy, Shake and many more...
13/04/2015 to 18/04/2015
Support from Kings of the South SeasConcert HallThursday 16 April 8pm£24 & £27 (includes £2.50 booking fee per ticket)Now signed to the legendary Island Records, Bellowhead return to Fairfield Halls following their sold out 2013 show. Touring their latest album Revival plus barnstorming crowd favourites, Bellowhead are firmly established as a ‘must see’ show wherever they play.Described by both BBC Radio 2 and the Independent as the best live band in the country, Bellowhead’s unique sense of drama and theatre, instrumental virtuosity, verve, humour and blind cheek has seen this eleven-piece outfit spearhead the new folk boom.‘One of the best live experiences available in the world today’Chris Evans, BBC Radio2‘Slicker and more confident than ever’Guardian‘Bellowhead are the signature group of the English folk revival’Evening Standard
Bellowhead in Concert
Support from Kings of the South Seas

Concert Hall
Thursday 16 April 8pm
£24 & £27 (includes £2.50 booking fee per ticket)

Now signed to the legendary Island Records, Bellowhead return to Fairfield Halls following their sold out 2013 show. Touring their latest album Revival plus barnstorming crowd favourites, Bellowhead are firmly established as a ‘must see’ show wherever they play.

Described by both BBC Radio 2 and the Independent as the best live band in the country, Bellowhead’s unique sense of drama and theatre, instrumental virtuosity, verve, humour and blind cheek has seen this eleven-piece outfit spearhead the new folk boom.

‘One of the best live experiences available in the world today’
Chris Evans, BBC Radio2

‘Slicker and more confident than ever’
Guardian

‘Bellowhead are the signature group of the English folk revival’
Evening Standard
16/04/2015 20:00
Double Header Tour… Rom Wasn’t Built in a Day and Social ChameleonAshcroft TheatreSaturday 25 April 8pm£14.25, Concessions £12.25Join two of comedy's rising young stand-up stars as they embark on their first UK tours. Both fresh from supporting their comedy peers and idols, Romesh Ranganathan (support for Seann Walsh, Bill Burr and Ricky Gervais) and Suzi Ruffell (support for Josh Widdicombe, Alan Carr and Kevin Bridges) will now take their hotly-anticipated shows Rom Wasn’t Built in a Day and Social Chameleon on the road.
Romesh Ranganathan & Suzi Ruffell
Double Header Tour… Rom Wasn’t Built in a Day and Social Chameleon

Ashcroft Theatre
Saturday 25 April 8pm
£14.25, Concessions £12.25

Join two of comedy's rising young stand-up stars as they embark on their first UK tours. Both fresh from supporting their comedy peers and idols, Romesh Ranganathan (support for Seann Walsh, Bill Burr and Ricky Gervais) and Suzi Ruffell (support for Josh Widdicombe, Alan Carr and Kevin Bridges) will now take their hotly-anticipated shows Rom Wasn’t Built in a Day and Social Chameleon on the road.
25/04/2015 20:00
Concert HallSunday 10 May 8pm£32.25No stranger to yap, Alan Carr will be yapping his way around the UK & Ireland with his brand new stand up show Yap, Yap, Yap! The BAFTA and British Comedy Award-winning comedian, author and chat show supremo returns to his stand up roots with his hilarious take on life. Yap it up!‘An absolute natural on stage… a born storyteller, sheer entertainment’ London Evening Standard
Alan Carr - Yap, Yap, Yap!

Concert Hall
Sunday 10 May 8pm
£32.25

No stranger to yap, Alan Carr will be yapping his way around the UK & Ireland with his brand new stand up show Yap, Yap,
Yap! The BAFTA and British Comedy Award-winning comedian, author and chat show supremo returns to his stand up roots with his hilarious take on life. Yap it up!

‘An absolute natural on stage… a born storyteller, sheer entertainment’
London Evening Standard
10/05/2015 20:00
And Oxford Philomusica - Bach, Kennedy & Jimi HendrixConcert HallFriday 22 May 7.30pm£33.50, £37.50 & £41.50From Bach to Jimi Hendrix, violin maverick Nigel Kennedy bridges musical boundaries in what promises to be an evening of brilliance, improvisation and showmanship from one of the world’s most dynamic musicians.Expect the unexpected and come prepared for show stopping performances of works new, old and reborn, including music written by Kennedy himself, and arrangements for violin and orchestra of the twentieth-century emblem of American songwriting, Jimi Hendrix.
An Evening with Nigel Kennedy
And Oxford Philomusica - Bach, Kennedy & Jimi Hendrix

Concert Hall
Friday 22 May 7.30pm
£33.50, £37.50 & £41.50

From Bach to Jimi Hendrix, violin maverick Nigel Kennedy bridges musical boundaries in what promises to be an evening of brilliance, improvisation and showmanship from one of the world’s most dynamic musicians.

Expect the unexpected and come prepared for show stopping performances of works new, old and reborn, including music written by Kennedy himself, and arrangements for violin and orchestra of the twentieth-century emblem of American songwriting, Jimi Hendrix.
22/05/2015 19:30
The StudioTuesday 26 - Saturday 30 May 7.30pm£17.50, Concessions £14.50Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket freeA fast-paced, hysterical comedy about a troupe of actors battling through the theatrical car-crash rehearsals of the world’s worst play.It starts out as a worthy new piece called The Dark Heart of Art, about an artist struggling for recognition in a cold, heartless world. But then as rehearsals get underway, chaos takes over. The play starts veering wildly all over the place as the writer goes mad and takes his play over the edge, dragging the hapless actors and the hopeless director down with it.Characters change, tempers fray and a monkey is let loose backstage as the play mutates into a shockingly sexual pseudo-psycho-drama, full of nudity, madness and murder.This hysterical new comedy is a satirical masterclass and intriguing insight into what really goes on behind the locked door of a rehearsal room.Please note: This show contains adult themes and is suitable for ages 16+.This event is unallocated seating. Please ignore the seat number you are given when booking your ticket.
STOP!... THE PLAY

The Studio
Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 May 7.30pm
£17.50, Concessions £14.50
Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket free


A fast-paced, hysterical comedy about a troupe of actors battling through the theatrical car-crash rehearsals of the world’s worst play.

It starts out as a worthy new piece called The Dark Heart of Art, about an artist struggling for recognition in a cold, heartless world. But then as rehearsals get underway, chaos takes over. The play starts veering wildly all over the place as the writer goes mad and takes his play over the edge, dragging the hapless actors and the hopeless director down with it.

Characters change, tempers fray and a monkey is let loose backstage as the play mutates into a shockingly sexual pseudo-psycho-drama, full of nudity, madness and murder.

This hysterical new comedy is a satirical masterclass and intriguing insight into what really goes on behind the locked door of a rehearsal room.

Please note: This show contains adult themes and is suitable for ages 16+.

This event is unallocated seating. Please ignore the seat number you are given when booking your ticket.

26/05/2015 to 30/05/2015
Ashcroft TheatreSaturday 6 June 8pm£17A dude who is fast becoming a recognisable face on British TV with appearances on BBC 1's Live at the Apollo & Let's Dance for Comic Relief, BBC 2's Mock The Week, QI & Never Mind the Buzzcocks, C4's 8 Out of 10 Cats and more, Katherine Ryan embarks on her second UK stand-up tour.The fresh, often dangerously fierce pop-culture obsessed Canadian, was unaffected by publicized death threats and survived the world's first crack smoking mayor.'Warped wit... striking presence... killer lines... calm confidence' The Scotsmanwww.katherineryan.co.ukTwitter @kathbum
Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model

Ashcroft Theatre
Saturday 6 June 8pm
£17

A dude who is fast becoming a recognisable face on British TV with appearances on BBC 1's Live at the Apollo & Let's Dance for Comic Relief, BBC 2's Mock The Week, QI & Never Mind the Buzzcocks, C4's 8 Out of 10 Cats and more, Katherine Ryan embarks on her second UK stand-up tour.

The fresh, often dangerously fierce pop-culture obsessed Canadian, was unaffected by publicized death threats and survived the world's first crack smoking mayor.

'Warped wit... striking presence... killer lines... calm confidence'
The Scotsman

www.katherineryan.co.uk

Twitter @kathbum

06/06/2015 20:00
Ashcroft TheatreMonday 8 - Saturday 13 June 7.30pmThu & Sat Matinees 2.30pm£23.50 - £31.50Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket freeWritten by Reginald Rose, directed by Christopher Haydon.Following its record breaking West End run, this powerful new production of Reginald Rose’s gripping courtroom thriller Twelve Angry Men has been hailed as the 'classiest, most intelligent drama in the West End'. It brings to the stage the taut brilliance of the 1957 three-time Academy Award nominated film which was produced by and starred Henry Fonda, and is considered to be one of the great 'must-see' movies of all time.A jury has murder on their minds and a life in their hands as they decide the fate of a young delinquent accused of killing his father. But what appears to be an open and shut case soon becomes a huge dilemma as prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused, the trial and each other turn the tables every which way, until the nail-biting climax...Now it’s your turn to witness a ‘BRILLIANT’, ‘RIVETING’, ‘TRIUMPH’ of a show.‘It holds the audience in a vice-like grip' Sunday Express‘Brilliant' Sunday Mirror‘Terrific’ The Times
Twelve Angry Men

Ashcroft Theatre
Monday 8 - Saturday 13 June 7.30pm
Thu & Sat Matinees 2.30pm
£23.50 - £31.50
Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket free


Written by Reginald Rose, directed by Christopher Haydon.

Following its record breaking West End run, this powerful new production of Reginald Rose’s gripping courtroom thriller Twelve Angry Men has been hailed as the 'classiest, most intelligent drama in the West End'. It brings to the stage the taut brilliance of the 1957 three-time Academy Award nominated film which was produced by and starred Henry Fonda, and is considered to be one of the great 'must-see' movies of all time.

A jury has murder on their minds and a life in their hands as they decide the fate of a young delinquent accused of killing his father. But what appears to be an open and shut case soon becomes a huge dilemma as prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused, the trial and each other turn the tables every which way, until the nail-biting climax...

Now it’s your turn to witness a ‘BRILLIANT’, ‘RIVETING’, ‘TRIUMPH’ of a show.

‘It holds the audience in a vice-like grip' Sunday Express
‘Brilliant' Sunday Mirror
‘Terrific’ The Times

08/06/2015 to 13/06/2015
Ashcroft TheatreMonday 22 – Saturday 27 June 7.30pmThu & Sat Matinees 2.30pm£22.50 & £30.50Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket freeTo celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company, And Then There Were None returns to the stage to follow in the footsteps of the company’s hugely successful Witness for the Prosecution and Black Coffee.Starring BAFTA nominated stage and screen star Paul Nicholas, Colin Buchanan from Dalziel and Pascoe, Susan Penhaligon, who starred in Bouquet of Barbed Wire and A Fine Romance, TV favourite Mark Curry, Emmerdale and West End leading lady Verity Rushworth, Emmerdale star Frazer Hines, and from ITV’s award winning Soldier Soldier, Ben Nealon. A group of 10 strangers are lured to a remote island off the coast of Devon. Upon arrival it is discovered that their host, an eccentric millionaire, is missing… stranded on the island by a torrential storm and haunted by an ancient nursery rhyme, one by one the guests begin to die… with only the fallen believed to be innocent who amongst them is the killer?Based on the best-selling mystery novel of all time, Agatha Christie’s own stage adaptation of this dark and captivating tale will thrill and enthral, as murder unfolds.
And Then There Were None

Ashcroft Theatre
Monday 22 – Saturday 27 June 7.30pm
Thu & Sat Matinees 2.30pm
£22.50 & £30.50

Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket free

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company, And Then There Were None returns to the stage to follow in the footsteps of the company’s hugely successful Witness for the Prosecution and Black Coffee.

Starring BAFTA nominated stage and screen star Paul Nicholas, Colin Buchanan from Dalziel and Pascoe, Susan Penhaligon, who starred in Bouquet of Barbed Wire and A Fine Romance, TV favourite Mark Curry, Emmerdale and West End leading lady Verity Rushworth, Emmerdale star Frazer Hines, and from ITV’s award winning Soldier Soldier, Ben Nealon.

A group of 10 strangers are lured to a remote island off the coast of Devon. Upon arrival it is discovered that their host, an eccentric millionaire, is missing… stranded on the island by a torrential storm and haunted by an ancient nursery rhyme, one by one the guests begin to die… with only the fallen believed to be innocent who amongst them is the killer?

Based on the best-selling mystery novel of all time, Agatha Christie’s own stage adaptation of this dark and captivating tale will thrill and enthral, as murder unfolds.
22/06/2015 to 27/06/2015

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