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Live transmission from the Royal Opera HouseThe Royal Ballet presents La Fille Mal GardeeConcert HallTuesday 5 May 7.15pm£15Frederick Ashton's final full-length ballet is one of his most joyous creations, inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside. It is based on an 1828 French ballet and the music was adapted by John Lanchbery from Ferdinand Hérold's original score. La Fille mal gardée was a resounding success on its premiere in 1960 and has remained a firm favourite in The Royal Ballet's repertory. The title translates as 'The Wayward Daughter'. La Fille displays some of Ashton's most virtuosic choreography– the youthful passion of Lise and her lover, Colas, is expressed in a series of energetic pas de deux. The ballet is laced with good humour and a whirl of dancing chickens, grouchy guardians and halfwit suitors take to the stage. Ashton affectionately incorporated elements of national folk dance into his choreography, from a Lancashire clog dance to a maypole dance, making La Fille mal gardée (despite its title) The Royal Ballet's most emphatically English work. Osbert Lancaster's colourful designs reinforce the robust wit of the production.Click here for a review from The IndependentClick here for a review from The TelegraphClick here for a review from The Guardian
ROH Live Ballet - La Fille Mal Gardee
Live transmission from the Royal Opera House
The Royal Ballet presents La Fille Mal Gardee


Concert Hall
Tuesday 5 May 7.15pm
£15

Frederick Ashton's final full-length ballet is one of his most joyous creations, inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside. It is based on an 1828 French ballet and the music was adapted by John Lanchbery from Ferdinand Hérold's original score. La Fille mal gardée was a resounding success on its premiere in 1960 and has remained a firm favourite in The Royal Ballet's repertory. The title translates as 'The Wayward Daughter'. La Fille displays some of Ashton's most virtuosic choreography– the youthful passion of Lise and her lover, Colas, is expressed in a series of energetic pas de deux. The ballet is laced with good humour and a whirl of dancing chickens, grouchy guardians and halfwit suitors take to the stage. Ashton affectionately incorporated elements of national folk dance into his choreography, from a Lancashire clog dance to a maypole dance, making La Fille mal gardée (despite its title) The Royal Ballet's most emphatically English work. Osbert Lancaster's colourful designs reinforce the robust wit of the production.

Click here for a review from The Independent

Click here for a review from The Telegraph

Click here for a review from The Guardian



05/05/2015 19:15
Ashcroft TheatreTuesday 5 May 7.45pm£24.25Renowned for their musicianship and vocal abilities, The Kilkennys featuring Davey Cashin, Rob Campion, Tommy Mackey and Davey Long have gained a reputation for revitalising traditional Irish music adding their own touch of passion and youthful energy. They have toured all over Ireland and have taken their music as far afield as Las Vegas, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Abu Dhabi and the Czech Republic. The Kilkennys are excited about bringing their brand of Irish music to the UK.
The Kilkennys

Ashcroft Theatre
Tuesday 5 May 7.45pm
£24.25

Renowned for their musicianship and vocal abilities, The Kilkennys featuring Davey Cashin, Rob Campion, Tommy Mackey and Davey Long have gained a reputation for revitalising traditional Irish music adding their own touch of passion and youthful energy. They have toured all over Ireland and have taken their music as far afield as Las Vegas, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Abu Dhabi and the Czech Republic. The Kilkennys are excited about bringing their brand of Irish music to the UK.




05/05/2015 19:45
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
New Classical Music Season 2015-2016Our New Season features a wonderful programme of great live music from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with nine concerts this year, including a welcome return from John Rutter who once again brings us his Christmas Celebration. We also welcome back Croydon’s very own London Mozart Players, as well as wonderful operas, ballets and live transmissions in our new cinema from ENO and the Royal Opera House.RPO ConcertsAll Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concerts are bookable as a ‘Subscription Package’. This means that by booking three or more concerts in advance you make significant savings on ticket prices. The applicable concerts (all the RPO concerts) are clearly indicated in the brochure (click on the link below to view or download).Tickets for the 2015/2016 Subscription Series (i.e. for those booking three or more RPO concerts) will go on sale from Monday 27th April 2015 at 11am. These tickets will only be available to telephone bookers and personal callers at the Fairfield Box Office, tickets will not be available through the Internet during this time. Single RPO concert tickets will then go on sale a week later from Friday 1st May 2015 and they will then be available to purchase on the Internet both singly and as Subscription Packages. Tickets for individual RPO concerts start from only £12 (£8 for under 25s), but you can save much more when you subscribe to a bigger number of concerts.All other concerts and events featured in the brochure are on sale now.We look forward to seeing you in 2015 - 2016!
Classical Music Season 2015/16 RPO
New Classical Music Season 2015-2016

Our New Season features a wonderful programme of great live music from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with nine concerts this year, including a welcome return from John Rutter who once again brings us his Christmas Celebration. We also welcome back Croydon’s very own London Mozart Players, as well as wonderful operas, ballets and live transmissions in our new cinema from ENO and the Royal Opera House.

RPO Concerts

All Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concerts are bookable as a ‘Subscription Package’. This means that by booking three or more concerts in advance you make significant savings on ticket prices. The applicable concerts (all the RPO concerts) are clearly indicated in the brochure (click on the link below to view or download).

Tickets for the 2015/2016 Subscription Series (i.e. for those booking three or more RPO concerts) will go on sale from Monday 27th April 2015 at 11am. These tickets will only be available to telephone bookers and personal callers at the Fairfield Box Office, tickets will not be available through the Internet during this time.

Single RPO concert tickets will then go on sale a week later from Friday 1st May 2015 and they will then be available to purchase on the Internet both singly and as Subscription Packages.

Tickets for individual RPO concerts start from only £12 (£8 for under 25s), but you can save much more when you subscribe to a bigger number of concerts.

All other concerts and events featured in the brochure are on sale now.

We look forward to seeing you in 2015 - 2016!

14/05/2015 23:59
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
Concert HallSaturday 23 May 6pm & Sunday 24 May 4pmAdults £20, Children £15, Family Ticket £65Plus buy 10 tickets and the receive the 11th ticket freeStarring Edele Lynch (B*Witched and Celebrity Big Brother) and Sid Sloane (CBeebies and Jack and the Beanstalk). This swashbuckling adventure is considered to be the original pirate tale, packed with treasure maps, bearded one-legged pirates, tropical islands, parrots, mutiny, and the dreaded black spot! This new stage version of the children’s classic by Robert Louis Stevenson, blends the best of storytelling, pantomime and musical theatre, to create a spectacular adventure for the whole family, with a full supporting cast and a 5-piece band.
The Pirates of Treasure Island

Concert Hall
Saturday 23 May 6pm & Sunday 24 May 4pm
Adults £20, Children £15, Family Ticket £65
Plus buy 10 tickets and the receive the 11th ticket free

Starring Edele Lynch (B*Witched and Celebrity Big Brother) and Sid Sloane (CBeebies and Jack and the Beanstalk). This swashbuckling adventure is considered to be the original pirate tale, packed with treasure maps, bearded one-legged pirates, tropical islands, parrots, mutiny, and the dreaded black spot! This new stage version of the children’s classic by Robert Louis Stevenson, blends the best of storytelling, pantomime and musical theatre, to create a spectacular adventure for the whole family, with a full supporting cast and a 5-piece band.



23/05/2015 to 24/05/2015
Big Hero 6
25/05/2015 14:00
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
Cert UConcert HallWednesday 27 May 2.30pm £2Wednesday 27 May 6pm £4Directed by Kenneth Branagh, 2015. Starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter. When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.
Disney's Cinderella
Cert U

Concert Hall
Wednesday 27 May 2.30pm £2
Wednesday 27 May 6pm £4

Directed by Kenneth Branagh, 2015. Starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter. When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.



27/05/2015
Ashcroft TheatreWednesday 27 - Saturday 30 May 7.30pmThu & Sat Matinees 2.30pm£18, Early Bird £16 (available until 28 February)Seniors/Matinees £15Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket freeCroydon Stagers return to Fairfield Halls with their latest sparkling musical, Sister Act. Wannabee diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a crime that turns her world upside down. Her life takes an unexpected turn when the cops decide to hide her in the last place anyone would think to look… a convent! Closely watched by the suspicious Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. Get out of your habits, have some faith and come and see the best show in town!
Sister Act - Croydon Stagers

Ashcroft Theatre
Wednesday 27 - Saturday 30 May 7.30pm
Thu & Sat Matinees 2.30pm
£18, Early Bird £16 (available until 28 February)
Seniors/Matinees £15
Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket free

Croydon Stagers return to Fairfield Halls with their latest sparkling musical, Sister Act. Wannabee diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a crime that turns her world upside down. Her life takes an unexpected turn when the cops decide to hide her in the last place anyone would think to look… a convent! Closely watched by the suspicious Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. Get out of your habits, have some faith and come and see the best show in town!
27/05/2015 to 30/05/2015
Concert HallSaturday 30 May 7.30pm£23.50 & £25.50Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket freeIt's fun all the way as the 'Purveyors of Cool' swing into town with a sensational show featuring a live orchestra showcasing The greatest music of the 20th century. Wonderful memories of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Junior in a fabulous production that continues to be successful worldwide. Featuring such iconic classics as Come Fly With Me, Under My Skin, Sway, Mr Bojangles, Fly Me to the Moon, That's Amore, Mack the Knife, plus many more of your favourites. Enjoy vintage Las Vegas with show girls and a timeless style - always a fun night out!'Magnificent!' BBChttp://www.ratpack.bizTwitter @ratpackshownews Facebook facebook.com/ratpackvegasspectacularshow
Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular

Concert Hall
Saturday 30 May 7.30pm
£23.50 & £25.50
Plus buy 10 tickets and receive the 11th ticket free

It's fun all the way as the 'Purveyors of Cool' swing into town with a sensational show featuring a live orchestra showcasing The greatest music of the 20th century. Wonderful memories of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Junior in a fabulous production that continues to be successful worldwide. Featuring such iconic classics as Come Fly With Me, Under My Skin, Sway, Mr Bojangles, Fly Me to the Moon, That's Amore, Mack the Knife, plus many more of your favourites. Enjoy vintage Las Vegas with show girls and a timeless style - always a fun night out!

'Magnificent!'
BBC

http://www.ratpack.biz

Twitter @ratpackshownews

Facebook facebook.com/ratpackvegasspectacularshow



30/05/2015 19:30
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 and Let’s Dance for Comic Relief, BBC 2’s Mock The Week, QI and Nevermind 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 publicised 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 and Let’s Dance for Comic Relief, BBC 2’s Mock The Week, QI and Nevermind 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 publicised 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 at London’s Garrick Theatre, JASON MERRELLS, one of TV’s most popular actors, will lead TWELVE ANGRY MEN in this powerful production of Reginald Rose’s thrilling courtroom drama.Nominated Villain Of The Year at the British Soap Awards for playing Declan Macey in Emmerdale, JASON MERRELS will play juror number 8 in this gripping stage production of the 1957 three-time Academy Award nominated film, which was produced by and starred Henry Fonda and considered to be one of the great ‘must-see’ movies of all time. Jason’s other starring roles include Cutting It, Waterloo Road and Casualty.Taking his place on the jury alongside Jason is fellow TV bad guy ANDREW LANCEL, the villainous businessman Frank Foster in Coronation Street.The cast also includes DENIS LILL (The Royal), and GARETH DAVID-LLOYD (Ianto Jones in Torchwood); and returning from the West End production are ROBERT DUNCAN (Drop The Dead Donkey), ANDREW FRAME (EastEnders), DAVID CALVITTO, MARK CARTER, SEAN POWER and JON CARVER as the Guard.Twelve jurors have 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 dilemma for the twelve, as prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused 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 at London’s Garrick Theatre, JASON MERRELLS, one of TV’s most popular actors, will lead TWELVE ANGRY MEN in this powerful production of Reginald Rose’s thrilling courtroom drama.

Nominated Villain Of The Year at the British Soap Awards for playing Declan Macey in Emmerdale, JASON MERRELS will play juror number 8 in this gripping stage production of the 1957 three-time Academy Award nominated film, which was produced by and starred Henry Fonda and considered to be one of the great ‘must-see’ movies of all time. Jason’s other starring roles include Cutting It, Waterloo Road and Casualty.

Taking his place on the jury alongside Jason is fellow TV bad guy ANDREW LANCEL, the villainous businessman Frank Foster in Coronation Street.

The cast also includes DENIS LILL (The Royal), and GARETH DAVID-LLOYD (Ianto Jones in Torchwood); and returning from the West End production are ROBERT DUNCAN (Drop The Dead Donkey), ANDREW FRAME (EastEnders), DAVID CALVITTO, MARK CARTER, SEAN POWER and JON CARVER as the Guard.

Twelve jurors have 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 dilemma for the twelve, as prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused 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
Cert 12AConcert HallSunday 14 June 7pm£4Directed by Thomas Vinterberg, 2015. Starring Juno Temple, Carey Mulligan and Michael Sheen. In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.
Far from the Madding Crowd
Cert 12A

Concert Hall
Sunday 14 June 7pm
£4


Directed by Thomas Vinterberg, 2015. Starring Juno Temple, Carey Mulligan and Michael Sheen. In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.




14/06/2015 19:00
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
Concert HallFriday 17 July 7pm£32.50 & £37.50MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER RETURNS TO THE UK TO PERFORM A SELECTION OF EXCLUSIVE SUMMER SHOWSMary Chapin Carpenter, the five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, will be returning to the UK to perform a selection of exclusive summer shows.Mary Chapin Carpenter’s last release in 2014, Songs From the Movie was the country soft-rocker’s first foray into orchestral music. It was recorded at the legendary AIR Studios in London with a 63-piece group backing her up. Conducted and arranged by Grammy Award winning producer Vince Mendoza.Carpenter has sold more than 13 million albums since releasing her debut album Hometown Girl nearly 30 years ago in 1987. She is the only artist to have won the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance four consecutive years. To date, Carpenter’s albums have garnered five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two Country Music Association Awards and two Academy of Country Music Awards. She has also earned two Country Music Association Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year.Her traditional approach to song-crafting transcends contemporary country and Americana, and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. Respected far and wide as a wildly successful recording and performing artist, Carpenter remains a true musical force and one of the most accomplished and distinctive singer-songwriters in the world today.‘At times nearly exquisite, at all others...beautiful’ All Music Guide‘Carefully observed storytelling’ The Guardian‘A journey from orchestral ethereality to hand-clapping country-pop’ New York Times
Mary Chapin Carpenter

Concert Hall
Friday 17 July 7pm
£32.50 & £37.50

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER RETURNS TO THE UK TO PERFORM A SELECTION OF EXCLUSIVE SUMMER SHOWS

Mary Chapin Carpenter, the five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, will be returning to the UK to perform a selection of exclusive summer shows.

Mary Chapin Carpenter’s last release in 2014, Songs From the Movie was the country soft-rocker’s first foray into orchestral music. It was recorded at the legendary AIR Studios in London with a 63-piece group backing her up. Conducted and arranged by Grammy Award winning producer Vince Mendoza.

Carpenter has sold more than 13 million albums since releasing her debut album Hometown Girl nearly 30 years ago in 1987. She is the only artist to have won the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance four consecutive years. To date, Carpenter’s albums have garnered five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two Country Music Association Awards and two Academy of Country Music Awards. She has also earned two Country Music Association Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year.

Her traditional approach to song-crafting transcends contemporary country and Americana, and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. Respected far and wide as a wildly successful recording and performing artist, Carpenter remains a true musical force and one of the most accomplished and distinctive singer-songwriters in the world today.

‘At times nearly exquisite, at all others...beautiful’ All Music Guide

‘Carefully observed storytelling’ The Guardian

‘A journey from orchestral ethereality to hand-clapping country-pop’ New York Times


17/07/2015 19:00
Concert HallThursday 23 July 8pm£24 & £27WINNERS OF THE 2011 ‘WORLD MUSIC’ GRAMMY AWARDTinariwen, the original Nomadic desert blues-rockers perform as part of Ambition Festival at Fairfield Halls. From the World Cup opening ceremony to the stage of the Grammy Awards and support slots for the Rolling Stones, these Taurag former guerrilla fighters have reached far beyond their Malian homeland in the Sahara to build a global following for their music.So powerful are their hypnotic, lonesome songs that their meaning is understood across the world regardless of the language barrier between them and their legions of devotees. Their global journey was further emphasised as this phenomenal band recorded their 2014 album, Emmaar, in the deserts of California’s Joshua Tree National Park.Support comes from the heavyweight acoustic roots sound of 2014 British Blues Award winner King Size Slim.‘By the time the set closes, it’s impossible not to feel that one has experienced some form of shamanic ritual: the very root of the rock ’n’ roll communion’ The Independent ★★★★
Tinariwen - Support from King Size Slim

Concert Hall
Thursday 23 July 8pm
£24 & £27

WINNERS OF THE 2011 ‘WORLD MUSIC’ GRAMMY AWARD

Tinariwen, the original Nomadic desert blues-rockers perform as part of Ambition Festival at Fairfield Halls. From the World Cup opening ceremony to the stage of the Grammy Awards and support slots for the Rolling Stones, these Taurag former guerrilla fighters have reached far beyond their Malian homeland in the Sahara to build a global following for their music.

So powerful are their hypnotic, lonesome songs that their meaning is understood across the world regardless of the language barrier between them and their legions of devotees. Their global journey was further emphasised as this phenomenal band recorded their 2014 album, Emmaar, in the deserts of California’s Joshua Tree National Park.

Support comes from the heavyweight acoustic roots sound of 2014 British Blues Award winner King Size Slim.

‘By the time the set closes, it’s impossible not to feel that one has experienced some form of shamanic ritual: the very root of the rock ’n’ roll communion’ The Independent ★★★★


23/07/2015 20:00
STAND! Presents Lee Scratch Perry and Mad Professor plus DJ set from Lloyd CoxsoneArnhem GalleryThursday 23 July 9pm£21.50STAND! and the Croydon Dub Club join the Ambition Festival party and play host to the legendary producer, songwriter, performer, dub innovator and musical genius Lee Scratch Perry.Lee Perry launched his career in the 1950s at Jamaica’s famed Studio One, where he recorded over 30 Ska records for studio boss Coxsone Dodd. A brief period followed working for Joe Gibbs’ Amalgamated label, before unleashing his own Upsetter label in 1968. From the very first release his unique approach to the studio shone through with the sampling of a baby crying on the massive selling People Funny Boy. Through to 1972 he not only worked with his in-house band The Upsetters, writing and producing many hits including Return of the Django and Live Injection, but also found success producing for The Wailers including the iconic tracks Mr.Brown, Soul Rebels, Duppy Conqueror, Don’t Rock My Boat, Sun Is Shining and many more.In 1973 Perry built the Black Ark studio in his back yard and went onto produce arguably the most innovative albums not only of his career but also in the world of reggae, including the trinity of Junior Murvin’s Police and Thieves, The Congos' Heart of the Congos and Max Romeo’s War Inna Babylon albums.In more recent times the Grammy award winning Perry has been listed in Rolling Stone magazine‘s Top 100 artists of all time, collaborated with Mad Professor, Beastie Boys, Adrian Sherwood, The Orb, and released dozens of albums in his own right.Performing at STAND! with a full band and being ‘live dub engineered’ by long-time collaborator Mad Professor, this is set to be something very special for fans of all things dub and good vibes.Add in a DJ set from the legendary Godfather of the Sound System, Sir Lloyd Coxsone, and we're in for a party that's going to be BIGGER THAN BIG!This event is general admission and all-standing.
Stand! Lee Scratch Perry & Mad Professor
STAND! Presents Lee Scratch Perry and Mad Professor plus DJ set from Lloyd Coxsone

Arnhem Gallery
Thursday 23 July 9pm
£21.50


STAND! and the Croydon Dub Club join the Ambition Festival party and play host to the legendary producer, songwriter, performer, dub innovator and musical genius Lee Scratch Perry.

Lee Perry launched his career in the 1950s at Jamaica’s famed Studio One, where he recorded over 30 Ska records for studio boss Coxsone Dodd. A brief period followed working for Joe Gibbs’ Amalgamated label, before unleashing his own Upsetter label in 1968. From the very first release his unique approach to the studio shone through with the sampling of a baby crying on the massive selling People Funny Boy. Through to 1972 he not only worked with his in-house band The Upsetters, writing and producing many hits including Return of the Django and Live Injection, but also found success producing for The Wailers including the iconic tracks Mr.Brown, Soul Rebels, Duppy Conqueror, Don’t Rock My Boat, Sun Is Shining and many more.

In 1973 Perry built the Black Ark studio in his back yard and went onto produce arguably the most innovative albums not only of his career but also in the world of reggae, including the trinity of Junior Murvin’s Police and Thieves, The Congos' Heart of the Congos and Max Romeo’s War Inna Babylon albums.

In more recent times the Grammy award winning Perry has been listed in Rolling Stone magazine‘s Top 100 artists of all time, collaborated with Mad Professor, Beastie Boys, Adrian Sherwood, The Orb, and released dozens of albums in his own right.

Performing at STAND! with a full band and being ‘live dub engineered’ by long-time collaborator Mad Professor, this is set to be something very special for fans of all things dub and good vibes.

Add in a DJ set from the legendary Godfather of the Sound System, Sir Lloyd Coxsone, and we're in for a party that's going to be BIGGER THAN BIG!

This event is general admission and all-standing.


23/07/2015 21:00
Concert HallFriday 24 July 8pm£24 & £27A happy face, a thumpin' bass, for a lovin' race... the one and only Jazzie B leads the two-time Grammy Award-winners and legendary British R&B group Soul II Soul for this special show as part of Ambition Festival at Fairfield Halls, featuring a full line-up with strings and the iconic sound of Caron Wheeler on vocals.Beginning life as a sound system and evolving into a full live musical collective led by producer/vocalist/songwriter Jazzie B, Soul II Soul were one of the most innovative dance/R&B outfits of the late 80s, creating a seductive, deep R&B influenced by Philly soul, disco, reggae that sounds that could only have come out of London and that sounds as fresh now as it did back in the day. They inspired a generation and continue to do so, with the likes of Will.I.Am being a huge fan.Best known for their hits Back To Life, Keep On Movin and Get A Life, Soul II Soul have sold in excess of 10 million albums worldwide and marked their 25th anniversary in 2014.Support TBC
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Concert Hall
Friday 24 July 8pm
£24 & £27

A happy face, a thumpin' bass, for a lovin' race... the one and only Jazzie B leads the two-time Grammy Award-winners and legendary British R&B group Soul II Soul for this special show as part of Ambition Festival at Fairfield Halls, featuring a full line-up with strings and the iconic sound of Caron Wheeler on vocals.

Beginning life as a sound system and evolving into a full live musical collective led by producer/vocalist/songwriter Jazzie B, Soul II Soul were one of the most innovative dance/R&B outfits of the late 80s, creating a seductive, deep R&B influenced by Philly soul, disco, reggae that sounds that could only have come out of London and that sounds as fresh now as it did back in the day. They inspired a generation and continue to do so, with the likes of Will.I.Am being a huge fan.

Best known for their hits Back To Life, Keep On Movin and Get A Life, Soul II Soul have sold in excess of 10 million albums worldwide and marked their 25th anniversary in 2014.

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24/07/2015 20:00
Concert HallSaturday 31 October 1pm & 4pmSunday 1 November 2.30pm & 4.30pmAdults £21.50, £17.50 & £15.50, Children £19.50, £15.50 & £13.50Family ticket £62.50, plus groups of 10+ receive a 10% discountSurprise! Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back at Fairfield Halls in a brand new live stage show, Peppa Pig’s Surprise.It’s a lovely day and Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have got a surprise for her and George – they can’t guess what it is, can you?Enjoy fun, games and of course, surprises in this charming, colourful new show with new songs and new life size puppets, Peppa Pig’s Surprise promises to be the perfect theatre show for all pre-schoolers!‘A rollicking, all singing, dancing interactive adventure.’ Daily Telegraph‘A treat for your little one’s eyes and ears.’ ★★★★★ Daily Express‘Enjoyably inventive.’ ★★★★ Time Outwww.peppapiglive.com
Peppa Pig's Surprise

Concert Hall
Saturday 31 October 1pm & 4pm
Sunday 1 November 2.30pm & 4.30pm
Adults £21.50, £17.50 & £15.50, Children £19.50, £15.50 & £13.50
Family ticket £62.50, plus groups of 10+ receive a 10% discount

Surprise! Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back at Fairfield Halls in a brand new live stage show, Peppa Pig’s Surprise.

It’s a lovely day and Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have got a surprise for her and George – they can’t guess what it is, can you?

Enjoy fun, games and of course, surprises in this charming, colourful new show with new songs and new life size puppets, Peppa Pig’s Surprise promises to be the perfect theatre show for all pre-schoolers!

‘A rollicking, all singing, dancing interactive adventure.’
Daily Telegraph
‘A treat for your little one’s eyes and ears.’ ★★★★★ Daily Express
‘Enjoyably inventive.’ ★★★★ Time Out

www.peppapiglive.com

31/10/2015 to 01/11/2015

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Fairfield Halls, Park Lane

Croydon, CR9 1DG, UK