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Monday 27th February: Panta Rei Dance Theatre

7.30 £10/£5

Lullaby presents three men to the audience who, through dance, demonstrate their power, strength, energy and also their aggression and humour. Accompanied by a beautiful live music counterpoint featuring piano and cello, the relationship men have with each other is played out through two pieces both of which are choreographed by women. The dancers are at the peak of their profession and explode with energy, verve, dexterity and fluidity throughout.

The evening will leave audiences breathless, thoughtful and stimulated through a rich experience. During the interval the musicians will continue to play offering an additional dimension to the evening.

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Tuesday 28 February – ROH: Live Ballet THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

7pm £11/£10

A perennial delight and a much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music and talented dancers.

First choreographed to Tchaikovsky’s great musical score by Marius Petipa in Russia in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty has wonderful ensembles, solos including the Rose Adage as Princess Aurora meets her suitors, and of course the concluding celebratory dances for the happy union of prince and princess. The Royal Ballet’s landmark staging was

revived for the Company’s 75th anniversary celebrations in 2006.

The designs by Oliver Messell, one of the greatest stage designers of the 20th century, were restored and updated for this production by Peter Farmer. The rich evocations of the baroque opulence of a royal court, the panoramic journey of the prince to the overgrown castle and the colourful characters in this famous fairytale make this Sleeping Beauty a spectacle like no other.

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The Sleeping Beauty

Thursday 9th March – NT Live Hedda Gabler

7pm £11/£10

“I’ve no talent for life.”

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free…

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

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Friday 17th March – Tom Allen and Suzi Ruffell

Hit The Road: 8pm £12

Tom, fresh from supporting Sarah Millican on her UK tour brings his hilarious, slightly acerbic and always unique point of view to the Glee. Alongside Tom is Suzi Ruffell (Official tour support for Alan Carr and Josh Widdicombe) presenting her third full length show, ‘Common’.

Fresh from supporting Sarah Millican on her sold out UK tour and as seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Just a Minute and The John Bishop Show – Tom Allen brings you a new show from his always hilarious, slightly acerbic, totally unique point of view.

‘Beguiling…the sky dexterity of his delivery has you hooked’

The Telegraph

‘Gives the tradition of camp comedy a firmly 21st century twist’ 

Guardian

Suzi began her stand-up career at just 23 years old. After only eighteen months of performing all over the UK this bright young comic from Portsmouth was nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2011.

Suzi’s innovative style capitivates audiences with her engrossing tales of social ineptitude, overbearing parents and stories of desperately trying to fit in.

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Friday 24th March – The Second Best Bed

8 p.m. £12.50/£11

‘The Second Best Bed’ by Avril Rowlands, starring Liz Grand, directed by Chris Jaeger

When Shakespeare died, he famously left his wife Anne only one thing – the second best bed. This superb one-woman play, full of both humour and pathos, has received great critical acclaim since its premier at the Swan Theatre Worcester in 2012. Liz Grand stars as Anne Hathaway on the night of Shakespeare’s funeral. The wake has finished, the mourners have all gone home, leaving Anne to remember her life with the most talented playwright the world has ever seen. Or was he? Did he write the plays? His widow would know if anybody did. Wouldn’t she?

Quotes About The Show

  “Thank you and your company for ‘The Second Best Bed’, we were very pleased to sell out. Your team made it a very smooth day and the audience really enjoyed Liz’s performance and the play.”      Brian Kirk – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre 

 “A delightful twist to the Shakespeare story which has brought a wonderfully different dimension to the Festival.  Absolutely excellent!”   

Deborah Liggins – Administrator, Worcester Three Choirs Festival 

“We were thrilled by the play, as was our audience at this sell out event. Liz Grand gave a formidable performance, up close and very personal, generating smiles, laughter and tears. The organisation of the touring theatre was superb, creating a magical set from the back of a transit van.”       Rosalind Turner, Programme Director Shoreham Wordfest

  “Thank you for getting us off to such a fine start. All reports have been excellent. Thanks so much and many congratulations.”     Rosie Turner, Director Canterbury Festival 

“A wonderful evening …. what a talented and delightful actress Liz Grand is! It was a stunning tour de force of a performance, balancing just the right amount of drama, humour and pathos.”      Gill Scard , Cheddar Arts 


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Second Best Bed

Thursday 30 March – ROH: Live Opera MADAMA BUTTERFLY

7.15pm £11/£10 Puccini’s

Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Much-

loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in

Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier ‘s stunningly beautiful production.

The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists’

romanticized views of Japan. Puccini’s music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride. Well known moments include the impassioned aria ‘Un bel dì’ (One fine day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams.

Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice.

 

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Madama Butterfly

Tuesday 11 April 2017 – ROH: Live Opera JEWELS

7.15pm £11/£10

George Balanchine’s evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic. The French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of ‘Emeralds’, while the fire of ‘Rubies’ comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendour of Imperial Russia and the peerless music of Tchaikovsk yin ‘Diamonds’.

Jewels is a masterclass in the many luminous facets of classical ballet and indeed of The Royal Ballet itself: the virtuoso choreography of Balanchine, the intensity of the soloists and the precision of the entire Company.

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