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Fairfield's Annual Report for the Financial Year 2014-2015
29/11/2015 to 25/01/2016
Branagh Theatre: The Winter's Tale
Recording from the Kenneth Branagh Theatre starring Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench
Tuesday 1 December 7pm
£15, Students £7.50 (You’ll be required to present a valid student ID card on arrival at the venue)
The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live promises an exceptional series of plays broadcast to cinemas from London’s Garrick Theatre over the course of a year.
The season begins with The Winter’s Tale. Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan.
King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences…
The Winter’s Tale will star a remarkable group of actors, featuring Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadley Fraser (Polixenes), Miranda Raison (Hermione) and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.
'Judi Dench shines as the mistress of ceremonies' ★★★★★ Observer
Panto: Cinderella with Stephen Mulhern
PANTO 2015: CINDERELLA starring STEPHEN MULHERN
Friday 4 December - Sunday 3 January
£18 - £30
Family ticket £95
Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket free
This Christmas, don’t miss our spectacular, fun-filled, family pantomime Cinderella, starring top TV personality Stephen Mulhern, as seen on ITV’s Catchphrase, Big Star’s Little Star and Britain’s Got More Talent. Once again, the show will be written by Paul Hendy and produced by Evolution, the same team that brought you last year’s smash-hit, 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! Tickets are selling fast so don’t be late for the Ball… book today!
Also here’s a taste of what to expect from our Panto...
04/12/2015 to 03/01/2016
Stewart Francis - Pun Gent
Live Nation in association with MHA Proudly Presents... Stewart Francis: Pun Gent
Friday 4 December 8pm
The star of Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre's Roadshow and Live At The Apollo, embarks on a brand new stand up tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show!
‘A brilliant comic brain... this stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I've ever heard’ Guardian
‘Perfectly crafted gags’ Sunday Times
Youth Theatre Sep - Dec 2015
Terrace Lounge, Fairfield Room & The Studio
Classes are every Saturday
Saturday 5 September until Saturday 12 December 10am - 12pm & 12pm - 1pm
£168 per term or 3 instalments of £56
First Saturday is a free taster session
BE THE STAR OF YOUR SHOW at the Fairfield Youth Theatre
Following the success of our annual Summer School, we're delighted to announce our very own Youth Theatre under the direction of leading West End and TV actor, Matt Dempsey. The Fairfield Youth Theatre provides an exciting, creative and affordable performance based class in drama, dance and singing! Make new friends and develop your social and performance skills... an invaluable experience for all!
For more information please contact the Box Office on 020 8688 9291 or email email@example.com
05/12/2015 to 12/12/2015
Santa Claus 2015
And The Night Before Christmas
Saturday 5 December – Thursday 24 December
Adults £14 & £16, Children £11.50 & £14
Family ticket £46 & £55, Groups (10+) £8 & £10
With songs, stories, a meet and greet with Santa & a free gift!
From the producers of last year’s record-breaking production, Santa Claus and the Magical Christmas Journey, the enchanting Christmas experience returns with a brand new adventure.
It’s Christmas Eve and whilst most children are hanging up their stockings, there are a few boys and girls in Croydon who are not! They don’t believe in Santa and with Christmas morning fast approaching cheeky elves Charlie and Kara must help Santa prove that he is indeed real!
With magic tricks, songs and stories, can they make them believe before it’s time to board Santa’s sleigh and deliver the presents?
A truly unforgettable experience which includes bubbles and the magical moment when snowflakes fall over the audience, this interactive show is a must-see over the festive season.
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+
This event is unallocated seating. Please ignore the seat number you are given when booking your ticket.
05/12/2015 to 24/12/2015
Saturday 5 December 7.30pm
£25, £31 & £36
Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra.
Seville comes to Fairfield Halls with the hottest ticket in town!
Unforgettable arias, the march of the Toreadors - this dazzling production features Bizet’s unforgettable melodies including The Toreador’s Song.
The brand new set reflects the stunning architecture of Seville and its main square with Roman and Moorish influences.
Passion and sexual jealousy lead Carmen to her death.
‘Impassioned and sultry’ The Observer
‘Hot-blooded, a joy’ The Independent
‘A Spanish treat for opera lovers’ Bristol Evening Post
‘It is a stunning show, worth five stars all the way through’ Brighton Argus
‘Sexy Carmen is a feast for the eyes and ears’ Edinburgh Evening News
Sung in French with English surtitles
WIN A FABULOUS HOLIDAY TO SEVILLE!
ALL TICKET HOLDERS WILL BE ENTERED INTO A FREE PRIZE DRAW!
(The winner will be announced in December 2015. Please send a copy of your tickets and contact details to: Opera & Ballet International, Broome Quarry House, Canterbury Road, Barham, Kent, CT4 6QU)
Friday 11 December 8pm
£26.50, £29.50 & £37.50 (Box Seats)
All the hits and more as the much loved electro pop trio return to their Croydon roots for this BIG Christmas party… and after party too!
From the launch of their debut album Foxbase Alpha in 1991, Saint Etienne quickly secured a loyal following of fans ready to immerse themselves in the pop and dance soundscapes conjured up through the bands eclectic influences and skilful use of synths and samples.
With support coming from Kero Kero Bonito and their unique fusing of Japanese pop, electronica and video game influences (initially crafted and structured on the mighty Casio SA-45 mini keyboard) plus special guests The Pre New serving up a mix of glam rock and electronica ‘with one foot in the past and the other flooring the accelerator into the eternal future’, then we’ve got one BIG homecoming show on our hands!
PLUS the Christmas After Party in our foyer featuring the Saint Etienne DJs with Peter Paphides and more, dance through to 2am.
ADFC - Xmas Concert: The Snowman
Arthur Davison Family Concerts presents... 50th Season Adventure Concerts presents Christmas Concert: The Snowman
For all the Family - Sunday Afternoons 4pm - 5.15pm
Sunday 13 December 4pm
Ticket for 1 Concert £8 (£7 each if you book for a group of 4 or more)
Book for two concerts and get the third concert free!
Explore great musical masterpieces of the past in an exciting journey of sound and imagination presented by Darrell Davison and the Croydon Symphony Orchestra.
A festive concert of seasonal classics featuring Santa Claus and the ever popular story of The Snowman. Narrator - DIANE LOUISE JORDAN (BBC’s Blue Peter).
Josh Widdicombe - What Do I Do Now...
James Bond 007 - Spectre
Friday 18 December & Monday 18 January 7pm
£4, Students £2 (You’ll be required to present a valid student ID card on arrival at the venue)
Directed by Sam Mendes, 2015. Starring Daniel Craig, Christopher Waltz and Léa Seydoux. A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
18/12/2015 to 18/01/2016
Rise presents Shine
Sunday 20 December 11am - 1pm
A fantastic time of live music, dance and inspiration from Rhema Church London.
For more information please visit www.rhema.co.uk/rise
THIS IS A FREE EVENT - IGNORE 'BOOK TICKETS', JUST TURN UP.
National Children's Orchestras of GB
Sunday 20 December 7pm
£10, £13, £18, £23 & £28, Concessions £8, £11, £16, £21 & £26
Group Rate: 10% off all ticket prices for 5 or more
After performing with Nicola Benedetti and Wynton Marsalis this summer, our young musicians are enthused and ready to deliver a performance full of passion, vigour and intensity.
An inspiration to young and old, NCO’s Main and Under 13 Orchestras will set Fairfield Halls ablaze with their superb skill and incredible professionalism. The perfect pre-Christmas treat!
‘A magnificent concert’ Classic FM
Under 13 Orchestra:
REED (ARR. J. BRYANT) - Armenian Dances
CURTIS - Ballet Suite
STRAVINSKY (ARR. ISAAC) - 'Berceuse' and 'Finale' from Firebird Suite
Conductor - Roger Clarkson
BRAHMS - Academic Festival Overture
DEBUSSY - Nocturnes (Nuages & Fêtes)
RACHMANINOV - Vocalise
RAVEL - Bolero
BERNSTEIN - 'Mambo' from Symphonic Dances - West Side Story
Guest Conductor - Hilary Davan Wetton
Christmas 2015 Ballet - The Nutcracker
PMB Presentations Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet
Tuesday 22 December 7.30pm
Wednesday 23 December 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Thursday 24 December 3pm
£34 & £38, Seniors £26.50, Children £17
Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket free
First ever UK Tour!
Dancers from the Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet have often been guests with Moscow City Ballet Europe, and this season we are delighted to welcome the entire St Petersburg company to Fairfield Halls. The company under the direction of Marina Medvetskaya was formed in 1996, immediately embarking on tours of North America. They will bring their own training, technique and interpretation to the productions of The Nutcracker, Giselle and Swan Lake, which are hugely popular with UK audiences. With the Hungarian Sinfonietta.
The Nutcracker is the eternal seasonal favourite. With colourful costumes and sets and a party atmosphere, this is an enchanting Christmas treat. Set to Tchaikovsky’s popular score, The Nutcracker is an unmissable event for all the family.
‘Extraordinary dancers’ Artbeat, USA
22/12/2015 to 24/12/2015
S4K's Romeo & Juliet - The Musical
Tuesday 12 January 1.30pm & 7.30pm
Wednesday 13 January 10am & 1.30pm
Adults £22.50, Children/Schools £12
Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket free
The most famous love story in the world is brilliantly brought to life in a vibrant, fun-filled Shakespeare 4 Kidz production touring the UK prior to another International Season. S4K are renowned for their irreverent, musical adaptations and known as a perfect introduction to Shakespeare, ideal for those studying at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3.
12/01/2016 to 13/01/2016
Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point
Saturday 30 January 8pm
The innovative comedy mind behind Modern Life Is Goodish (Dave TV), Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure is back with a brand new live show that promises more of his unique blend of stand-up comedy and visual story-telling as Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point*
Yes. That’s right. It’s a PowerPoint presentation. We know what you’re thinking. But don’t worry… you won’t need to take notes and you almost certainly won’t be tested on it later.
‘A winning mix of inventiveness, charm and jokes... there is no need to draw a graph to calculate that this is an extremely entertaining evening’ Evening Standard
Anton and Erin - Just Gotta Dance!
Saturday 27 February 7.30pm
£32, £42 & £45
Presented by Raymond Gubbay.
Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple Anton du Beke and Erin Boag as they return with a thrilling new show for 2016.
Featuring exciting new choreography, sparkling costumes and a sensational show band performing timeless music from the golden age, including:
Night and Day
Lullaby of Broadway
Too Darn Hot
Bye Bye Blackbird
New York, New York
They will be joined by singer Lance Ellington, six world-class Ensemble Dancers and the 25-piece London Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe.
Hurt Like You’ve Never Been Loved
Friday 4 March 8pm
Frankie has written this new set not to tour, but as a response to Kendrick Lamar's last album. After these stand-up performances the ball will very much be in Kendrick's court. Come witness this harrowing onstage breakdown.
'Black-hearted brilliance…the chance to see him at close quarters is not to be missed'
James Martin - Plates, Mates & Automobiles
Thursday 17 March 7.30pm
Celebrated chef and TV personality James Martin embarks on his first UK tour in 2016.
The tour marks 20 years since James first graced our TV screens, winning the hearts of the nation. His show will be a fast-paced, interactive and high-tech extravaganza. Packed with James’ signature cooking demonstrations, full of surprises and not to mention some very special guests, audiences across the country will be thrilled as this multimedia production is brought live to the big stage.
James Martin says: ‘I’ve been cooking live on TV for 20 years now and I felt it was time to do something I’ve never done before that was truly special. I’m so excited to be heading out on my first ever tour, doing what I do best but on the big stage. I can’t wait to get out there and visit so many great parts of the UK, this show is going to be super cool. I’m pulling out my favourite recipes and mixing in plenty of surprises and special guests in what I hope is going to be feast of a live show. Hope to see you there!’
James Martin begun catering college at 16 and went on to open his first restaurant at the extraordinary age of just 22 years old. His television career started in 1996 and he’s rarely been off the screen since. James has become a true household favourite, presenting and taking part in some of the nations most loved programmes. His Saturday morning TV show currently attracts viewers in excess of 3.5 million every week.
James is also the author of 15 bestselling and award-winning cookbooks as well as being a car and motorbike enthusiast and. In honour to his cooking roots as a pastry chef, James’ new recipe book, Sweet, is out now.
Ben Haenow - One Night Tour
Tuesday 19 April 7pm
£23.60, Meet and Greet £65
Having won over the nation as the 2014 The X Factor champion, Ben Haenow will triumphantly return this Saturday on ITV to perform his brand new single Second Hand Heart for the first time. Also announced today, Ben will embark on his first UK tour since the show in April 2016.
Ben said ‘I literally cannot wait to get out there and see you guys on tour. Performing live is what I love and what I have been looking forward to the most. I promise it will be a show to remember. Hopefully coming to a city near you!’
Ben has come a long way since his performance of Bill Withers’ Aint No Sunshine for his very first audition on The X Factor last year. Having already achieved a Christmas #1 with platinum selling Something I Need, Ben has joined forces with American Idol winner and International star Kelly Clarkson to produce the stunning, up-tempo new single Second Hand Heart, which has already made its way to the Top 20.
Away from conquering the charts, Ben has been hard at work in the recording studio in London and LA, co-writing with an A-list of songwriters for his self-titled debut album, including Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), JR Rotem (Rihanna, Maroon 5), Julian Bunetta (One Direction) and Steve Robson (Take That, Olly Murs) to produce a body of work that en-compasses his musical influences and reflects his true and honest self.
Ben has spent years playing and gigging with his brother Alex to hone his writing and develop his musical influences, giving him the solid foundation to grow into the talented songwriter and performer he is today. With an album full of his own soul, stories and influences topped off with a 16 date UK tour; 2016 looks to be Ben Haenow’s year.
Annie starring Lesley Joseph
02/05/2016 to 07/05/2016
Gangsta Granny Live on Stage!
Birmingham Stage Company presents Gangsta Granny
by David Walliams
It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!
From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories comes the world premiere of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children.
'I am over the moon that 'Gangsta Granny' is coming to the stage. It's the most popular of all my books and I am sure this production by the brilliant Birmingham Stage Company will delight not just children but their parents and of course grandparents' David Walliams
17/05/2016 to 21/05/2016
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