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★BEST MUSICAL • ALL MAJOR AWARDS★
Bill Kenwright presents
Willy Russell's Blood Brothers
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
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
Big Hero 6
Tuesday 31 March 4pm
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.
The Lego Movie
Wednesday 1 April 2.30pm
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.
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
Wednesday 1 April 7.15pm
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.
Muppets Most Wanted
Thursday 2 April 2.30pm
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.
Stand! Bridie Jackson and Gilmore & Roberts
Plus Heg & The Wolf Chorus and The Daydream Club
Thursday 2 April 7pm
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').
This event is unallocated seating. Please ignore the seat number you are given when booking your ticket.
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
Into the Woods
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
RPO Choral Classics
HANDEL - Zadok the Priest
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Five Variants of ‘Dives and Lazarus’
PARRY - Blest Pair of Sirens
MOZART - Exsultate, jubilate
FAURÉ - Requiem
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Thursday 9 April 2.30pm
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.
Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom
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.
11/04/2015 to 12/04/2015
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
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
Bellowhead in Concert
Support from Kings of the South Seas
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’
‘Bellowhead are the signature group of the English folk revival’
Romesh Ranganathan & Suzi Ruffell
Double Header Tour… Rom Wasn’t Built in a Day and Social Chameleon
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.
Alan Carr - Yap, Yap, Yap!
Sunday 10 May 8pm
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
An Evening with Nigel Kennedy
And Oxford Philomusica - Bach, Kennedy & Jimi Hendrix
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.
STOP!... THE 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.
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+.
26/05/2015 to 30/05/2015
Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model
Saturday 6 June 8pm
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
Twelve Angry Men
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.
08/06/2015 to 13/06/2015
And Then There Were None
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
Fairfield Halls, Park Lane
Croydon, CR9 1DG, UK