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     STAGETEXT AND IN-HOUSE CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE DIARY

                                           January 2010
LONDON
ADELPHI THEATRE                                                      Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0844 412 4648 Fax: 0207 087 7771 or E: customer.relations@seetickets.com to book tickets for
these performances
Love Never Dies – Wednesday 8 September, 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Love Never Dies continues the story of The Phantom, who has moved from his lair in the Paris Opera
House to haunt the fairgrounds of Coney Island, far across the Atlantic. Set 10 years after the mysterious
disappearance of The Phantom from Paris, this show is a rollercoaster ride of obsession and intrigue...in
which music and memory can play cruel tricks...and The Phantom sets out to prove that, indeed, Love
never Dies. Seats for viewing the captions are in the Dress Circle.


ALMEIDA THEATRE                                       Captioned in-house, supported by See a Voice
T: 020 7288 4999 E: access@almeida.co.uk
Rope – Saturday 16 January, 3.00pm and Tuesday 2 February 2010, 7.30pm
At precisely 6.45pm young Ronald Kentley was strangled with a rope by two fellow undergraduates, who
subsequently deposited his body in a chest. Later that same evening his friends and family, including the
deceased’s father, are invited round to a tea party.

Measure for Measure – Wednesday 17 March, 2.30pm, and Monday 22 March, 7.30pm
Vienna is overrun by a rampant and lucrative sex trade. Vincentio, the Duke, desperately needs to return
order to his city. He announces that he is to travel abroad on a diplomatic mission and appoints the
hardline Angelo in his place, while remaining in the city in disguise to keep a curious and watchful eye.
When Angelo sentences the brother of a novice nun, Isabella, to death for a sexual indiscretion, she
approaches Angelo to plead for his life. What follows is a series of shocking revelations, blackmail,
sexual scandal and political intrigue. The cast includes Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear; BAFTA-
winner Anna Maxwell Martin; and Ben Miles. Michael Attenborough, a former Principal Associate
Director of the RSC, directs his first Shakespeare production as Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre.
There will be a post-show discussion with speech-to-text transcription after the captioned
performance on 22 March.


 APOLLO, VICTORIA
 T: 020 7828 7074 E: apollovic.bookings@livenation.co.uk
 Wicked – Friday 28 May 2010, 7.30pm & Saturday 29 May 2010, 2.30pm
 Wicked, the spectacular hit Broadway musical, tells the untold story of the legendary witches from
 L. Frank Baum’s classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. When Dorothy famously triumphed in Oz, we only
 ever heard one side of the story. Now Wicked brings to life the captivating, surprising tale of how a
 misunderstood, green girl named Elphaba became ‘wicked’ but her unlikely friend, Glinda, became
 ‘good.’ Seats for the captioned performances are £30.




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BARBICAN CENTRE                                                  Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0845 120 7511 Minicom: 020 7382 7297 SMS textphone: 020 7256 9577
E: tickets@barbican.org.uk
11 and 12 – Tuesday 23 February, 7.45pm
Directed by Peter Brook, this new play, which comes to the Barbican as part of an international tour,
explores an extraordinary conflict in West Africa under French occupation. It shows how a dispute over
whether a certain prayer should be recited 11 or 12 times leads inexorably to hatred and massacres. The
question of violence and the true place of tolerance make this epic story more than ever relevant today.

Macbeth – Tuesday 30 March, 7.45pm (Silk Street Theatre)
Macbeth is the great tragedy of the imagination. A man and a woman, bound together in ambition are
destroyed in a welter of blood. Cheek by Jowl’s latest work conjures a world of witchcraft, ghosts and
apparitions in an hallucinatory experience of sound and shadow. Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod’s
production strips the play back to its devastating heart, exposing Shakespeare’s shocking insight into the
cost of power.

 BLOOMSBURY THEATRE                                                           Captioned by STAGETEXT
 T: 020 7388 8822 Please see additional booking methods below
Skellig – Wednesday 13 January, 10.30am
Ten-year-old Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill and
his parents are frantic. Then Michael wanders into the crumbling garage and sees something lying
beneath the spiderwebs and flies - is it a man or an animal? Michael confides in his new friend Mina and
together they carry the creature Skellig into the light, changing their world forever.

"A story that is as moving for adults as it is entertaining for children; I defy anyone to get to the final
curtain without a tear in their eye." What's On Stage

Booking information
Bookers should call 020 7388 8822 - not use online sales.

POSTAL: The postal address is: The Box Office, Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, London WC1H
0AH. We accept cheques for bookings received by post. Please use the address above for postal
bookings. The Bloomsbury Theatre charges a £2.50 fee per transaction on all postal bookings.
Please ensure that all cheques are made payable to 'University College London'.

IN PERSON: We sell tickets to callers in person until the stated performance start time on performance
evenings. We accept cash, cheque, Amex, Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Switch, and Solo card payments. We
will not charge a fee for bookings made in person.

BUSH THEATRE                                     Captioned in-house, supported by See a Voice
T: 020 8743 5050/ 020 8743 3584 W: www.bushtheatre.co.uk/
The Whiskey Taster – Wednesday 3 February, 7.30pm
Barney and Nicola are advertising wonder kids. They win accounts with wit, charm and a secret weapon
- Barney's ability to feel, smell and taste colours, and to translate these sensations into words. Lately
Barney has been finding things far too colorful and wishes his full throttle London life was more black and
white, but Nicola is hell bent on winning accounts at all costs. When the two hire an old Scottish Whisky
Taster to help them with a new campaign, his strange wisdom slows the Londoners to a stop, just as the


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 deadline looms. A technicolour story about seeing things too clearly in a city that never stands still.

 Eigengrau – Wednesday 24 March, 7.30pm
 Western Edge Plays presents a Strawberry Vale production in association with the Bush Theatre. Rose
 believes in true love and leprechauns. Her flatmate Cassie is engaged in a fervent struggle against
 patriarchal oppression. Across London, Mark believes in the power of marketing. His flatmate Tim Muffin
 is engaged in a fervent struggle against his own waistline. When circumstance throws them together, all
 four have their beliefs tested to devastating effect in a biting black comedy about trying to connect in a
 city where Gumtree can sometimes feel like your closest friend.

 CHURCHILL THEATRE, BROMLEY                                                    Captioned by STAGETEXT
 T: 0870 060 6620 F: 020 8290 8248 W: http://www.theambassadors.com/churchill/
Evita – Wednesday 7 April, 7.45pm
With more than 20 major awards to its credit including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical and
featuring one of the most coveted roles in musical theatre this powerful and compelling production is
simply not to be missed. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's masterpiece features some of the most
famous and inspiring music ever written, including Don‟t Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night of a
Thousand Stars and Buenos Aires, Evita brings to life the incredible true story of the dynamic, larger-
than-life persona of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron. Beginning with the young
ambitious Eva the production follows her rise to sainthood - telling the story of the enormous wealth and
power she gained, to become the beloved Evita.

Witness for the Prosecution, Saturday 8 May, 2.30pm
The Agatha Christie Theatre Company presents Christie's undisputed masterpiece. Emily French, an
elderly woman who recently left her considerable estate to the charming young Leonard, is found dead.
Murdered. Though he protests his innocence, Leonard quickly becomes the prime suspect. His plea
hinges on his wife’s testimony, until the sudden appearance of a mysterious young woman, bearing an
unexpected clue. Will the truth be revealed in time or will Leonard be declared guilty at the hands of the
Witness for the Prosecution? In a world where everyone seems to be harbouring a dark secret, this
gripping courtroom drama will keep you guessing until the final fatal moment.

THE COMEDY THEATRE                                                            Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0844 871 7677 E: specialistsales@theambassadors.com
The Misanthrope – Monday 22 February, 7.30pm
Damian Lewis leads an outstanding ensemble with Tara Fitzgerald, Keira Knightley and Dominic Rowan
in Martin Crimp's blistering version of Molière's greatest comedy, The Misanthrope. Transported from
17th century Paris to modern-day London, Alceste (Damian Lewis) is a famous British playwright
disillusioned and angry with the hypocrisy, shallowness and vanity of the contemporary world. Vowing to
reject society, Alceste's plans are derailed when he falls madly in love with Jennifer (Keira Knightley).
An ambitious American film star and darling of the social scene, she may prove to be his biggest
challenge yet.

DONMAR WAREHOUSE, COVENT GARDEN                                               Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 020 7845 5822 E: access@donmarwarehouse.com
Red – Monday 25 January, 7.30pm
„There is only one thing I fear in life, my friend ... One day the black will swallow the red.‟
Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant and the threatening presence of a new generation of

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artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary
setting. A moving and compelling account of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century whose
struggle to accept his growing riches and praise became his ultimate undoing.

Serenading Louie – Tuesday 16 March, 7.30pm
“I keep feeling my real life will begin any day now.”
Friends since college, Carl and Alex are struggling to deal with the harsh realities of adulthood as they
enter their thirties. Disillusioned by work and struggling to keep their marriages alive, they’re desperately
trying to make sense of it all.

Polar Bears – Monday 26 April, 7.30pm
John has never met anyone like Kay. When the moon is in the right phase, she is magnetic and
amazingly alive. But when the darkness closes in, she is lost to another world, a world in which John
does not belong. One man's struggle to love, support and live with someone suffering from a
psychological condition is beautifully captured with humour and pathos in this extraordinary new play by
Mark Haddon, the author of The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time and A Spot of Bother.




 DUKE OF YORK’S THEATRE                                                  Captioned by the RSC
 Access booking line: 0844 871 7677 (booking fee) Box Office: 0844 871 7627 (booking fee)
 E: ticketcentre@theambassadors.com
 Twelfth Night – Thursday 11 February, 7.30pm
 The RSC returns to London with Gregory Doran’s production of Shakespeare’s comic tale Twelfth Night,
 following its run in Stratford-upon-Avon. Award-winning actor Richard Wilson makes his RSC debut as
 Malvolio. Joining Richard is James Fleet as Sir Andrew Aguecheek and many familiar RSC actors
 including Sam Alexander (Sebastian), Nancy Carroll (Viola), Alexandra Gilbreath (Olivia), Jo Stone-
 Fewings (Orsino), Miltos Yerolemou (Feste) and Associate Artist Richard McCabe returning to the
 Company following his acclaimed performance as King John.

  GATE THEATRE
  T: 0207 229 0706 E: gate@gatetheatre.co.uk
  Breathing Irregular – Friday 19 February, 7.30pm
  Coupling explosive contemporary dance with a series of dramatic and uplifting true stories,
  Breathing Irregular celebrates the human capacity to cope and to survive. Following the critical
  success of I Am Falling, Artistic Director Carrie Cracknell brings together a team of exceptional
  artists from the worlds of theatre and dance to create this world première for the Gate.


HAMPSTEAD THEATRE, SWISS COTTAGE                                               Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 020 7722 9301 E: boxoffice@hampsteadtheatre.com
Darker Shores – Tuesday 12 January, 7.30pm
It is Christmas 1875 and Professor Gabriel Stokes takes lodgings at The Sea House, on a desolate
stretch of the East Sussex coast. No sooner has he arrived than the troubled history of the house comes
to the fore with unexplained and mysterious happenings. Having enlisted the help of Tom Beauregard,
an American spiritualist, the two embark on a terrifying journey to discover the truth. Following the
traditions of the finest ghost stories, Darker Shores is a gripping and shadowy tale of suspense – perfect
seasonal entertainment for all the family. There will be a post-show discussion with speech-to-text


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transcription.

Dunsinane – Tuesday 2 March, 7.30pm (Captioned by the RSC)
Late at night in a foreign land, an English army sweeps through the landscape under cover of darkness
and takes the seat of power. Struggling to contain his men and the ambitions of his superiors, the
commanding officer attempts to negotiate the unspoken rules of this unfamiliar country. This is Scotland
in the eleventh century at the height of the fight for succession of the Scottish throne. Dunsinane is a
vision of one man’s desire to restore peace in a country ravaged by war.

David Greig is a playwright and screenwriter whose play with music Midsummer was a hit of this year’s
Edinburgh Festival. His work has been produced in almost every country in Europe as well as the US
and Australia. His previous plays for the RSC include The American Pilot (2005) and Victoria (2000).

The Gods Weep – Tuesday 30 March, 7.30pm (Captioned by the RSC)
Colm has taken a lifetime to build his empire. With brutal rigour he has shaped the world around him in
his own image. When his decision-making abilities increasingly fail him, he attempts to divide his empire
but the world he has created rapidly begins to fracture. The power struggle that ensues reveals the
corruption and unstoppable forces at work in a world where corporate greed and state security
frighteningly overlap. The Gods Weep focuses on the life of a ruthless CEO whose entire existence
fragments around him as he loses his grip on reality.

Dennis Kelly is an acclaimed and multi award-winning playwright whose recent work includes Orphans
(Traverse/Birmingham Rep/Paines Plough); DNA (National Theatre); Taking Care of Baby (Birmingham
Rep/Hampstead Theatre); Love and Money (Manchester Royal Exchange/Young Vic) and Osama the
Hero (Hampstead Theatre).

LONDON PALLADIUM                                                     Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0844 412 4648 or 020 7087 7960 E-mail: customer.relations@seetickets.com Fax: 020 7087 7771
Sister Act - Saturday 27 March, 3pm
When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one
place cops are sure she won't be found - a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with
both the rigid lifestyle and an uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent
to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community, but in doing so blows her
cover. Soon the gang are giving chase, only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her
newfound Sister Hood. Based on the smash-hit movie, Sister Act features a brand new score by 8 time
Oscar winner Alan Menken whose credits include Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin,
The Little Mermaid and most recently the hit movie Enchanted.

LYRIC HAMMERSMITH                                          Captioned in-house, supported by See a Voice
T: 0871 22 117 29 Email: tickets@lyric.co.uk
Three Sisters – Tuesday 9 February, 7.30pm
Following their hit show Twelfth Night, exhilarating theatre company Filter and the Lyric's Artistic Director
Sean Holmes delve beneath the surface of Chekhov's classic play.




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NATIONAL THEATRE, SOUTH BANK                                          Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 020 7452 3000 F: 020 7452 3030 W: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk E: boxoffice@nationaltheatre.org.uk
OLIVIER THEATRE

Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Saturday 13 February, 3.00pm and 7.00pm
A co-production with Southbank Sinfonia – Britain’s young professional orchestra.

Following a sell-out run earlier this year, Tom Stoppard and André Previn’s Every Good Boy Deserves
Favour will return to the National Theatre in 2010.

Tom Stoppard's provocative and chilling play with music by André Previn, is staged with an orchestra in
an electrifying production that tells a story of a dissident is locked up in an asylum. If he accepts that he
was ill, has been treated and is now cured, he will be released. He refuses. Sharing his cell is a real
lunatic, Ivanov, who believes himself to be surrounded by an orchestra. As the dissident’s son begs his
father to free himself with a lie, Tom Stoppard’s darkly funny play asks if denying the truth is a price
worth paying for liberty.

Nation – Tuesday 5 January, 7.30pm, and Saturday 20 February, 2.00pm
A parallel world, 1860. Two teenagers thrown together by a tsunami that has destroyed Mau’s village
and left Daphne shipwrecked on his South Pacific island, thousands of miles from home. One wears next
to nothing, the other a long white dress; neither speaks the other’s language; somehow they must learn
to survive. As starving refugees gather, Daphne delivers a baby, milks a pig, brews beer and does battle
with a mutineer. Mau fights cannibal Raiders, discovers the world is round and questions the reality of
his tribe’s fiercely patriarchal gods. Together they come of age, overseen by a foul-mouthed parrot, as
they discard old doctrine to forge a new Nation.

Following His Dark Materials, Coram Boy and War Horse, the National stages Mark Ravenhill’s
exhilarating adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s latest witty and challenging adventure story.

LYTTELTON THEATRE

The Power of Yes – Wednesday 24 February, 2.15pm
On the 15 September 2008, capitalism came to a grinding halt. As sub-prime mortgages and toxic
securities continued to dominate the headlines, this spring the National Theatre asked David Hare to
write an urgent and immediate work to be staged this autumn that sought to find out what had happened,
and why.

Meeting with many of the key players from the financial world, David Hare, author of The Permanent
Way and Stuff Happens, has created The Power of Yes: a compelling narrative, as enlightening as it is
entertaining. Not so much a play as a jaw-dropping account of how, as the banks went bust, capitalism
was replaced by a socialism that bailed out the rich alone.

The Habit of Art – Wednesday 13 January, 7.30pm, and Sunday 31 January, 2010, 3pm
Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks
advice from his former collaborator and friend, W H Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first for
twenty-five years, they are observed and interrupted by, amongst others, their future biographer and a
young man from the local bus station.

Alan Bennett’s new play is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music. It looks at the

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unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography. It reflects on growing old, on
creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion’s spent: ultimately, on the habit of art.

COTTESLOE THEATRE

Our Class – Friday 8 January, 7.30pm
A group of schoolchildren, Jewish and Catholic, declare their ambitions: one to be a fireman, one a film
star, one a pilot, another a doctor. They are learning the ABC. This is Poland, 1925. As the children grow
up, their country is torn apart by invading armies, first Soviet and then Nazi. Internal grievances deepen
as fervent nationalism develops; friends betray each other; violence escalates. Until these ordinary
people carry out an extraordinary and monstrous act that darkly resonates to this day. Polish playwright,
Tadeusz Slobodzianek, confronts his country’s involvement in the atrocities of the last century and
follows the one-time classmates – amidst the weddings, parades, births, deaths, emigrations and
reconciliations – into the next.

Pains of Youth – Tuesday 19 January, 7.30pm
Promiscuous, pitiless and bored, six sexually entangled medical students restlessly wander in and out of
a boarding house, cramming, drinking, taunting, spying. Freder sets about savagely experimenting with
the young, pretty maid, with half an eye on his former lover Desirée, a wild, disillusioned aristocrat.
Petrell abandons Marie for the ruthless underdog Irene. Marie doesn’t waste any time weeping –
Desirée wants her. Vienna, 1923. A discontented post-war generation diagnose youth to be their
sickness and do their best to destroy it. A shocking, erotically charged play by Austrian writer Ferdinand
Bruckner, presented in a compelling new version by Martin Crimp.

 NOEL COWARD THEATRE                                                         Captioned by STAGETEXT
 T: 0844 482 5165 E: access@delmack.co.uk
Enron – Tuesday 16 March, 7.30pm
Following its recent sell-out runs in Chichester and at the Royal Court, Enron makes a welcome transfer
to London's West End. One of the most infamous scandals in financial history becomes a theatrical epic.
Mixing classical tragedy with savage comedy, it follows a group of flawed men and women in a narrative
of greed and loss which reviews the tumultuous 1990s and casts a new light on the financial turmoil in
which the world finds itself in 2009. Based on real life and using music, movement and video, Enron is
directed by Headlong Theatre's Artistic Director Rupert Goold. Lucy Prebble won the George Devine
Award and the Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright for her debut play The Sugar
Syndrome at the Royal Court in 2004. Seats for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people are in
the Dress Circle.


OLD VIC                                         Captioned in-house, supported by See a Voice
T: 0871 297 5477 E: ovtcadmin@oldvictheatre.com
Six Degrees of Separation – Thursday 18 February, 7.30pm
David Grindley directs John Guare’s adrenalin-fuelled, Olivier Award-winning play – a sharp, vivacious
take on two worlds colliding.

 OPEN AIR THEATRE, REGENT’S PARK
 T: 0844 826 4242 Book on website: www.openairtheatre.org/p140.html
The Crucible – Monday 7 June, 8pm
Set amid the Salem witch hunts, The Crucible, arguably Arthur Miller’s greatest play, sees a community


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divided by jealousy and superstition. As witchcraft hysteria takes hold, choices have to be made:
conform to survive or uphold your beliefs whatever the consequences. Following the 2009 success of
The Importance of Being Earnest, the unique setting of the Open Air Theatre allows another classic to
find a new voice. Directed by Artistic Director, Timothy Sheader, experience the breathtaking climax of
The Crucible as the narrative darkens under the night sky.

The Comedy of Errors – Monday 12 July, 8pm
For the first time in 14 years, Shakespeare’s rollicking farce, The Comedy of Errors, makes a welcome
return to the Open Air Theatre. In this merry-go-round of mistaken identity, two sets of estranged twins
find themselves unwittingly wandering through the streets of the same town, where the men are jealous,
the women are furious and there’s a priceless gold chain that everyone wants. As broken relationships
are slowly pieced back together, order is restored and the final reunion is a heart-warming celebration of
love and family.

Into The Woods – Saturday 4 September, 2.30pm
Into the Woods takes the stories of the Brothers Grimm and gives them a dark and humorous twist. The
popular tales of Red Riding Hood, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Cinderella and Rapunzel are interwoven
with that of the Baker and his Wife and their quest to have children. However, this re-telling goes
beyond ‘happily ever after’ as the familiar characters find themselves in unfamiliar circumstances and
hopes and dreams are shattered.

Celebrating his 80th birthday in 2010, Stephen Sondheim is one of theatre’s most prolific composers,
with recent productions of A Little Night Music, Sunday In The Park With George, and Tim Burton’s
Oscar-winning version of Sweeney Todd increasing his popularity.


 PALACE THEATRE, CAMBRIDGE CIRCUS                                    Captioned by STAGETEXT
 T: 0844 412 4648 (speak to Customer Relations) Minicom: 020 7087 7839
 F: 020 7087 7771 E: customer.relations@seetickets.com

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Musical – Friday 29 January, 7.30pm, and Saturday 30
January, 2.30pm
Based on the Oscar® award-winning film, Priscilla tells the story of Tick (Jason Donovan), Bernadette
(Tony Sheldon) and Adam (Oliver Thornton), a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio that agree to
take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. Priscilla is a heart-warming, uplifting adventure of
three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship
and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed.

With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and featuring a score of dance-floor classics, including
Downtown, What ‟s Love Got To Do With It, I Love The Nightlife, I Will Survive, Pop Muzik, Girls Just
Wanna Have Fun, Hot Stuff, MacArthur Park, Boogie Wonderland and Finally this wildly fresh and funny
new musical is a sensational journey to the heart of fabulous. Seats for deaf, deafened and hard of
hearing people are in the Dress Circle. Please use booking details above. If you book seats in the
stalls, you will not be able to see the captions.




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PRINCE EDWARD THEATRE                                                           Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0844 482 5165 E: access@delmack.co.uk
Jersey Boys – Saturday 24 April, 3.00pm
Jersey Boys is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became
one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time - Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all
before they were 30! This new musical features their beloved hit songs Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Rag
Doll, Oh What a Night and Can't Take My Eyes Off of You just to name a few.

ROSE THEATRE, KINGSTON                                                Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0871 230 1552 T: 020 7087 7960 E: customer.relations@seetickets.com Minicom: 020 7087 7839
W: www.rosetheatrekingston.org
Treasure Island – Friday 8 January, 7.30pm
Celebrate Christmas in style with a festive cruise at the good ship Rose! The whole theatre will be
magically transformed into a pirate’s paradise for this year’s family show, Treasure Island. Following the
success of last year’s classic, A Christmas Carol, this year’s production promises to be an even bigger
and more boisterous spectacular for the whole family to enjoy.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Thursday 11 March, 7.30pm
Peter Hall directs Judi Dench as Titania. Set in Elizabethan England, Peter Hall's new production sees
Titania, the Fairy Queen, as a portrait of the ageing Queen Elizabeth I, fascinated with the theatre,
besieged by courtiers but ‘married to the people of England'. A Midsummer Night's Dream reunites Peter
Hall and Judi Dench, an enduring theatrical partnership lasting some fifty years.

ROYAL COURT THEATRE                                                Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 020 7565 5013 E: gemmafrayne@royalcourttheatre.com / boxoffice@royalcourttheatre.com
Off the Endz – Tuesday 9 March, 7.30pm
„My future is here. My aim is clear and simple. I want out. I wanna be rich. I'm not gonna pretend it's
anything more than that and I want it now.‟

David, Kojo and Sharon grew up on a London estate. Now in their mid 20s, they’re eyeing another kind
of life. But how do you choose the right path when temptation lies around every corner? If your emotional
or financial debt is sky high, how do you buy your way out? Bola Agbaje’s smart, savvy second play for
the Royal Court asks whether being out of the system might be just as good as being in it.

Posh – Tuesday 11 May, 7.30pm
„I've got a new law for you mate, it's called survival of the fittest, it's called fuck you we're the Riot Club.‟

In an oak-panelled room in Oxford, ten young bloods with cut-glass vowels and deep pockets are
meeting, intent on restoring their right to rule. Members of an élite student dining society, the boys are
bunkering down for a wild night of debauchery, decadence and bloody good wine. But this isn’t the last
huzzah: they’re planning a takeover. Welcome to the Riot Club.




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SOHO THEATRE                                 Captioned in-house, supported by See a Voice
T: 0870 429 6883 M: 020 7478 0148 SMS: 07925 576 105 E: box1@sohotheatre.com
W: www.sohotheatre.com
Midsummer – Thursday 28 January, 7.30pm
It's Midsummer's weekend in Edinburgh. It's raining. Two thirty somethings are sitting in a New Town bar
waiting for something to turn up. He's a failing car salesman on the fringes of the city's underworld and
she's a high-powered divorce lawyer with a taste for other people's husbands. She's out of his league
and he's not her type at all. They absolutely should not sleep together. Ever. Ever... Which is why they
do. One of the hits of the 2009 Edinburgh Festival, Midsummer (a play with songs) is a quirky, charming
love story of a great lost weekend, by leading Scottish playwright David Greig and top Edinburgh
singer/songwriter Gordon McIntyre.

A Life in Three Acts (Bette Bourne and Mark Ravenhill) – Thursday 25 February, 7.30pm
Previously in three parts, this award-winning, sell-out show is now presented in a single 90-minute
performance. With honesty, humour and occasional anger, performer Bette Bourne tells the playwright
Mark Ravenhill about his life. A London story, it moves from a post-war childhood, to the Gay Liberation
Front, life in a drag commune, the creation of the ground breaking Bloolips company and beyond. The
piece reveals a portrait of an amazing individual and a celebration of the momentous struggles of gay
liberation.

Gambling – Wednesday 31 March, 7.30pm
'And when you lose, that's when you fly. Even if it's devastating.'
Combining unflinching first-hand testimony with exhilarating physicality, Gambling propels you
psychologically, physically, and emotionally into the heart of compulsion. Feel the rush, the raw emotion,
the pain and the pleasure that is addiction.

Behud (Beyond Belief) – Thursday 29 April, 7.30pm
In December 2004, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's controversial play Behzti rocked the world of theatre when it
was sensationally cancelled after protests in Birmingham. The closure of the play sparked a vehement
debate about offence and freedom of speech. In Behud, a playwright attempts to make sense of the past
by visiting the darkest corners of her imagination. Set amidst the theatre establishment, politicians and
protesters, Behud is a playful response to the events surrounding Behzti, and the story of an artist
struggling to be heard.

ST MARTIN’S THEATRE                                                Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 08444 99 1515 F: 020 7240 5916 E: access@stmartinstheatre.co.uk
The Mousetrap - Saturday 20 March, 4.00pm
The Mousetrap has now been running for 56 years during which time over 23,000 performances have
been given. It is quite simply a great piece of theatrical history because of what it is, a whodunit written
by the greatest crime writer of all time. This world record breaking production continues to enthral, to
entertain and to thrill audiences who still flock to the St Martin's Theatre from every corner of the globe.
In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense
and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner....
Seats for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people are in the Dress Circle.




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 THEATRE ROYAL STRATFORD EAST                     Captioned in-house, supported by See a Voice
 T: 020 8534 0310 Mon – Sat, 10am –6pm E: tickets@stratfordeast.com
 Aladdin – Friday 8 January, 6.30pm
 A magic carpet ride of a panto, as Aladdin, a poor boy from the mystical East (and no, we don't mean
 Barking), battles with the evil Abanazar to thwart his plot to rule the world. Will the help of the Genie of
 the Lamp's mighty fine powers and some wise words of advice from his mum, Ma Twanky (plus some
 well-meaning interference from a whole host of friends), be enough for Aladdin to overcome this wicked if
 somewhat deranged foe and win the heart of the beautiful Princess? The magic of Aladdin is conjured up
 by the same creative team that brought us Cinderella two years ago - the only panto ever to have been
 nominated for an Olivier Award!

 Signs of a Diva – 27 January – 6 February, 7.30pm (Captioned by Graeae Theatre Company)
 A journey of fame, frocks and false eyelashes battling with true love from Bingley Bridge.
 All performances have captioned dialogue, signed song and audio description.

 Two Women – Thursday 4 March, 7.30pm
 Two Women is an explosive play about East End violence and the pursuit of justice against all odds.
 Danger and violence have always been part of Sue Dalston's East End upbringing. Unloved by her
 mother, abused by her father and brutalised throughtout her entire marriage, all that keeps her sane is
 knowing that her children are safe from harm. Martina Cole has created a heroine whose heart-breaking
 story will stay with you forever.


 UNICORN THEATRE                                                                 Captioned by STAGETEXT
 T: 020 7645 0560 E: boxoffice@unicorntheatre.com
Cinderella - Thursday 21 January, 10.15am
Cinderella is at the end of her tether bailing out the family business - a floating retirement home. When
she’s not bailing out the business, she’s bailing out the water – as well as cooking, sewing, mending,
tending and repairing. So when her Dad happily announces he’s found a new wife, things seem to be
looking up. But Mrs Yarg and her mean daughters are not at all what Cinderella was hoping for.
Meanwhile, the royal palace announces a ball to find the young prince a wife, and Cinderella dreams of
escaping her chores for one night. But with only the retirement home’s elderly residents for company,
who’s going to work the magic she needs to get there? Packed with live music, this delightful screwball
version of Cinderella is the perfect treat for children aged 6 and above.



VICTORIA PALACE THEATRE                                                      Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 020 7834 1170 F: 020 7931 7163 E: vpboxo@yahoo.co.uk
Billy Elliot - Tuesday 27 July, 7.30pm, and Saturday 11 December, 2.30pm
A funny, heart-warming and feel-good celebration of one young boys dream in a gripping tale of triumph
over adversity. This brilliant new staging is an adaptation of one of the most adored British films of the
last decade. Seats for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people are £27.50.

WATFORD PALACE THEATRE                                              Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 01923 225671 F: 01923 819 664 E: Website: http://www.watfordtheatre.co.uk/p159.html
Brighton Beach Memoirs – Tuesday 23 February, 7.45pm
In a cramped family house in Brooklyn, 15-year-old Eugene's mother and aunt fall out over a man, his

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brother loses his job, and cousin Nora threatens to run away and join the chorus. Everyone turns to Dad
for advice. Meanwhile Eugene is discovering girls...

One of the most popular and successful writers of his generation, Pulitzer Prize winning author Neil
Simon is best known for his comedies The Odd Couple, Sweet Charity and Barefoot in the Park. This
autobiographical story is undoubtedly his best loved play.

Mrs Reynolds and the Ruffian – Wednesday 5 May, 7.45pm
Friendships grow in the most unlikely of places. Mrs Reynolds is a little old lady. Jay is a troubled youth.
When he vandalises her lovingly tended garden, the authorities send him back to help her fix it. It seems
a recipe for disaster - but human beings are more complex than the headlines.

                                               SOUTH EAST
THE MAYFLOWER, SOUTHAMPTON                                                    Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 023 8071 1811 F: 023 8071 1813 E: tickets@mayflower.org.uk
Chicago – Wednesday 24 February, 7.30pm
Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and
along with Cell Block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the
help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.

Hairspray – Saturday 22 May, 2.00pm
The West End's favourite musical comedy, Hairspray, is coming to Southampton next spring! Michael
Ball, stars as Edna Turnblad. Hairspray tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an
even bigger heart as she sets out to follow her extraordinary dreams, inspire her mum and win the boy
she loves. Hairspray is the musical with everything - the ultimate feel-good show which has played to
sold out houses in London, on Broadway and at theatres around the globe.


                                                     EAST
 NEW WOLSEY THEATRE, IPSWICH                  Captioned in-house, supported by See a Voice
 T: 01473 295900 F: 01473 295901 E: tickets@wolseytheatre.co.uk
 Aladdin The Wok ‘n’ Roll panto – Thursday 21 January, 7.30pm
 Widow Twankey is in a spin, taking in laundry from the Palace and running her red hot wok 'n' takeaway
 with only the Wishee Washee to help. When her lazy son Aladdin falls for the Emperor's beautiful
 daughter, Princess Jasmine, Widon Twankey packs him off with mysterious and mesmerising Abanazer
 who is in Old Shanghai searching for the magic lamp of Ya Kee Poo!

 Noises Off – Thursday 11 March, 7.45pm
 It’s the technical rehearsal for a touring production of Nothing On, a classic British Farce, and tempers
 amongst our company of theatrical troupers are fraying. The director is juggling simultaneous affairs, the
 leading lady can’t remember her lines, the veteran actor is hitting the bottle, the stage manager is dead
 on his feet and, to top it all, the matinée idol is worried about his motivation. By the time the tour reaches
 Ashton-under-Lyme open warfare has broken out backstage and when we reach the touring graveyard
 which is Stockton-on-Tees anything could go wrong – and everything does.


 Up On The Roof – Thursday 20 May, 7.45pm

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Up On The Roof is a poignant and affectionate musical comedy which celebrates the enduring power of
friendship. It is 1975 and five students at Hull University are up on the roof of their student digs for the
last meeting of ‘The Roof Club’ - their a cappella singing group who perform doo-wop covers. In between
the songs they reveal their hopes, dreams and aspirations for the lives they are about to embark upon.
The next ten years sees how their individual journeys, successes and failures, are reflected in the
changing relationships within this tight knit group of friends. Whatever the tensions within the group, they
disappear whenever they sing - and they always sing, any time, any place, anywhere, from Bohemian
Rhapsody, What Becomes of the Brokenhearted, Never Can Say Goodbye, I‟m Not In Love and My Eyes
Adored You to When Will I See You Again and of course their signature tune Up On the Roof.

The Ministry of Fear – Saturday 10 April, 2.30pm
When Arthur Rowe bumbles into a garden fête during the Blitz he's haunted by his past and innocent of
his future. But from the moment he enters Mrs Bellair's fortune teller's tent he trips into a hell of
corruption and betrayal where he's way, way out of his depth.

With a powerful whiff of Hitchcock and echoes of film noir classic The Third Man, The Ministry of Fear is
both a taut espionage thriller and unnerving portrait of a mind in free fall. Renowned for creating exciting
and imaginative work, Theatre Alibi brings its unique style to Graham Greene's surreal masterpiece.

Signs Of A Diva – Friday 23 April, 7.45pm, and Saturday 24 April, 7.45pm – Captioned by Graeae
Theatre Company
Tammy, the alter-ego of undertaker Sue Graves (played by Caroline Parker), has to make a
life-changing decision with the help of her most trusted friends - Judy Garland, Dolly Parton, Billie
Holiday, Dusty Springfield and Patsy Cline. In a choice between love and fame, will she make the right
decision or live to regret the path she takes? Signs of a Diva takes us on an emotional rollercoaster of
signed song, interpreting and telling the stories of songs that have touched a generation of music
lovers... but it is Sue’s story that will touch your heart. Featuring captioned dialogue, BSL interpreted
songs and audio description.

 MERCURY THEATRE, COLCHESTER                              Captioned in-house, supported by See a Voice
 T: 01206 573 948 E: boxoffice@mercurytheatre.co.uk
Romeo and Juliet – Tuesday 9 March, 7.30pm
The Mercury Theatre Company unites with the critically acclaimed seven-piece Astillero Tango Orchestra
and international actors to perform Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare’s classic tale of forbidden love, in a co-
production with Salida Productions. The production opens at the Mercury Theatre Colchester on
Thursday 25 February and runs until Saturday 13 March. Through the power and passion of the
evocative tango, the decline of the lovers is seen not as fate, but an act of orchestration. The musicians
intertwine with the actors creating their world, their love, and ultimately their fate.

  THEATRE ROYAL, BURY ST EDMUNDS                        Captioned in-house, supported by See a Voice
  T: 01284 769505 E: booking@theatreroyal.org
Cider with Rosie – Saturday 20 March, 2pm
 „I belonged to a generation which saw, by chance, the end of a thousand years‟ life‟ - Laurie Lee
Rural Gloucestershire, England 1917. Horses pulling ploughs. Charabanc outings to Weston-super-
Mare. The frozen white winters and blazing orange summers of memory. Heroic 14-year-old giant
Spadge Hopkins. Tyrannical teacher Old Crabby. The warring ancient rival Grannies Trill and Wallon.
And of course that first, unforgettable, cider-fuelled encounter in the harvest fields. Laurie Lee’s story
puts on record the England that we have traded for the petrol engine in an evocative prose poem that
sparkles, winks and wryly smiles.

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 NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL                                                      Captioned by STAGETEXT
 T: 01603 63 00 00 E: boxoffice@theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk W: www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk
Les Misérables – Thursday 18 March, 7.30pm
Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce the exciting new 25th anniversary production of the
world’s longest running musical, Les Misérables. This major international tour begins in
Cardiff in December 2009 and arrives in Norwich in February 2010 for 5 weeks only.

Heading a magnificent new cast is Broadway and West End star John Owen Jones, hailed by the New
York Post as the best Jean Valjean since Colm Wilkinson, and West End stars Earl Carpenter as Javert
and Gareth Gates as Marius.


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BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME                         Captioned in-house, supported by See a Voice
T: 0870 730 1234 F: 0870 730 5030 E: tickets@birminghamhippodrome.com
W: www.birminghamhippodrome.com
Sleeping Beauty – Wednesday 13 January, 2.00pm and 7.15pm
Joe Pasquale returns to Birmingham Hippodrome this Christmas to head up the cast of the UK’s biggest
pantomime, Sleeping Beauty. Joe will be joined by X Factor and Dancing on Ice star, Ray Quinn.
Sleeping Beauty will feature spectacular visual effects. It will be without a doubt one of the most
impressive pantomimes we have ever staged.

Calendar Girls – Thursday 25 February, 7.30pm
Calendar Girls has been the fastest selling tour ever and has triumphed in the West End. Now it’s coming
to Birmingham for one week only starring Lynda Bellingham with Gemma Atkinson, Judith Barker,
Debbie Chazen, Letitia Dean and Jan Harvey.

A group of ordinary women do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon when they
persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference! Based on an inspiring true story,
Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious. Calendar Girls has sold out in every theatre it has visited
before opening. Don’t miss out and book today for the show the Daily Mail called “a marvellous, uplifting
night at the theatre.”

Les Misérables - Saturday 3 April, 2.30pm & Thursday 8 April, 7.30pm
Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce the exciting new 25th anniversary production of the
world’s longest running musical, Les Misérables. This major international tour begins in December 2009
and arrives in Birmingham in March 2010 for 4 weeks only.

The Sound of Music – Thursday 12 August, 7.30pm
The world’s best-loved musical, The Sound of Music, is coming to Birmingham direct from the London
Palladium. This lavish and critically acclaimed production tells the uplifting true story of the Von Trapp
family’s flight across the mountains and works its magic once again, for young and old alike.

With its unforgettable score The Sound of Music touches the hearts of all ages and brims over with some
of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage including My Favourite Things, Do-
Re-Mi, Climb Ev‟ry Mountain, The Lonely Goatherd, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, and of course the


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 glorious title song The Sound of Music. It’s the perfect family treat!

 BIRMINGHAM REPERTORY THEATRE                    Captioned in-house, supported by See a Voice
 T: 0121 236 4455 E: tickets@birmingham-rep.co.uk W: www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
 A Christmas Carol - Friday 8 January, 7.30pm, and Saturday 9 January, 2.30pm
 Charles Dickens’ heartwarming family favourite comes to life in a fabulous new stage adaptation. Bah!
 Humbug! It’s Christmas Eve and the meanest and most cold-hearted man in London, Ebenezer Scrooge,
 has no time for merriment or mistletoe. But just as the clock strikes midnight his world turns around when
 he is taken on a journey through the vivid and enchanting worlds of past, present and future. Will
 Scrooge change his ways in time for Christmas Day?

 Dancing at Lughnasa – Thursday 4 March, 2pm
 Summer 1936. In a house in a remote part of County Donegal the five Mundy sisters live a simple life
 with their older brother Jack, a missionary priest, and seven-year old Michael. Barely able to make ends
 meet, the sisters acquire their first wireless radio and dream of happiness and love. Years later as
 Michael looks back at the events of that summer, a tender and passionate portrait of the Mundy sisters’
 lives unfolds. Brian Friel’s masterpiece is a bittersweet reflection on life in rural Ireland in the 1930s.
 Premiered in 1990, Dancing At Lughnasa has previously been produced in the West End and on
 Broadway, winning an Olivier Award and three Tony Awards.

 Noises Off – Saturday 29 May, 2pm
 This multi award-winning classic British comedy has been enjoyed by millions since it premiered in 1982.
 Offering two plays for the price of one, Noises Off promises one of the funniest nights you’ll spend at the
 theatre! On the eve before the opening of the traditional farce, Nothing On, a real life farce develops
 backstage during the final rehearsal which continues throughout the show’s disastrous tour. Whilst the
 riotous fun onstage is happening, equally explosive events begin offstage. The actors make their exits
 from Nothing On, only to find themselves making entrances into the farcical goings-on backstage, and
 back again. Amid such confusions, will they ever make it to the end of the show?

 CURVE, LEICESTER                                                                Captioned by STAGETEXT
 T: 0116 242 3595 E: tickets@curvethetare.com W: www.curveonline.co.uk
Peter Pan, A Musical - Thursday 14 January, 10.15am, and Wednesday 20 January, 7.30pm
A delightful family musical, this festive favourite comes to Curve Theatre with an original score and
spectacular effects, taking full advantage of the building's state-of-the-art technical facilities. From the
croc with the clock to Tinkerbell, the magic of this timeless tale will be given flight as it leaves Leicester
behind and sets a course for Neverland.

 ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY                                                         Captioned by the RSC
 THE COURTYARD THEATRE, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
 T: 01789 403436 E: access@rsc.org.uk
 Arabian Nights – Saturday 16 January, 2pm
 A long time ago, in a faraway land, there lived a clever young girl callled Shahrazad, her sister Dinarzad
 and their father, who was Chief Advisor to the King. Our story begins when the King of their country
 discovers his wife has been unfaithful to him and she is quickly put to death. Driven to despair by gried,
 the King pledges from that day forward he will marry for one night only, and in the morning that wife too
 will be put to death. Many years and many wives pass, and our clever Shahrazad has a plan. She
 decides to marry the King and end the curse that has fallen on so many of her countrywomen before her.

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That night she begins the first of her many wonderful tales ...of Ali Baba and the 40 thieves of the Little
Beggar ... Es-Sindibad ... Abu-Hassan and his terrible wind, and many more.

Romeo and Juliet – Thursday 29 April, 7.15pm
In the instant of a chance meeting two young people fall in love. Impulsively they marry in secret, but in a
divided city their innocent union is threatened by a bloody family feud. Shakespeare vividly captures the
beauty, intimacy and ultimate fragility of young love in a hostile world. Rupert Goold returns to the
Company to direct his first production as an Associate Director following his acclaimed 2006 production
of The Tempest. Rupert's recent credits include Oliver! and Enron. Sam Troughton and Mariah Gale play
Romeo and Juliet.

Antony and Cleopatra – Tuesday 11 May, 7.15pm
Two charismatic and powerful leaders find in each other an irresistible and yet unattainable equal.
Caught between desire and duty their affair will shake the foundations of the known world. Power politics
and passion collide in Shakespeare's captivating tragedy. RSC Artistic Director Michael Boyd directs
Darrell D'Silva and Kathryn Hunter in the title roles.

King Lear – Friday 4 June, 7.15pm
Toppled by pride and stripped of all status, King Lear heads into the wilderness with a fool and a
madman for company. Shakespeare's great tragedy peels away the trappings of society to reveal the
unforgiving truth of the human condition. After their acclaimed collaboration on The Winter's Tale, David
Farr once again directs the ensemble. Greg Hicks takes the title role with Kathryn Hunter playing the
Fool.

Morte D’Arthur – Saturday 10 July, 1pm
Thomas Malory's Morte D'Arthur tells 'of the matter of England'. Written during the violent years of the
Wars of the Roses, it reflects its time. The story of King Arthur's attempt to unite his country, blends myth
and magic, from the sword in the stone to the establishment of the Round Table and the quest for the
Holy Grail. It traces the adultery of Lancelot and Guinevere, and ultimately the death of the 'once and
future king'. It is an often surprising and unexpected version of the familiar story, and the first great telling
of the cycle in the English language.

Mike Poulton's new version workshopped and developed by the ensemble under the direction of Chief
Associate Director Gregory Doran, brings the story to the RSC stage for the first time. Gregory's most
recent productions include Love's Labour's Lost and Hamlet, which he has also directed for film to be
broadcast on the BBC.

Julius Caesar – Saturday 31 July, 1pm
As Julius Caesar's strength and popularity look set to propel him to the imperial throne, those closest to
him act to prevent what they fear will become a dictatorship. But the brutal assassination of one man
unleashes a tide of violence that will drag thousands into a bloody civil war. A masterpiece of political
powerplay and manipulation, Julius Caesar examines the conflict between one man's ambition and the
good of the state. Greg Hicks takes the role of Julius Caesar, alongside John Mackay as Cassius and
Sam Troughton as Brutus.


As You Like It – Thursday 5 August, 7.15pm
When two young people fall in love they are unable to act on their impulse. Uncertain of their standing in
court and fearing for their lives, Rosalind and Orlando are forced into exile in the Forest of Arden only to

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 become entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust and mistaken identity. One of Shakespeare's great
 comedies, As You Like It subverts the traditional rules of romance, confusing gender roles, nature and
 politics in a play that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be.
 The role of Rosalind will be played by Katy Stephens, who recently won the What's On Stage
 Theatregoers' Choice Best Actress Award for her performances as Joan of Arc and Margaret of Anjou as
 part of the Histories Ensemble.

 The Winter’s Tale – Thursday 2 September, 7.15pm
 Leontes is the man with the perfect life. Powerful, wealthy and surrounded by a loving family he should
 be content, but instead he is ill at ease with the world around him. Isolated by a destructive jealousy, he
 lashes out at those closest to him, losing his wife and son and abandoning his daughter in distant
 Bohemia. Sixteen years later, having grown up in a pastoral idyll, Leontes' daughter falls in love with a
 young visitor, setting in motion a chain of events that could eventually reunite their scattered family.
 Greg Hicks rejoins the RSC to play Leontes following his appearance as Coriolanus, directed by David
 Farr, for which he won the Critics' Circle Best Actor Award.


THEATRE ROYAL, NOTTINGHAM                                         Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0115 989 5501 Minicom: 0115 989 5601 E: Emily.Noakes@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Jack and the Beanstalk – Saturday 9 January 2010, 2.30pm
Following the record-breaking success of Cinderella, make sure to book your tickets early for Jack and
the Beanstalk. The magical adventure tale will be brought to life in a fabulous production that will feature
the awesome Giant Blunderbore, the biggest giant in pantoland.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Tuesday 16 February, 7.30pm
Bursting with magical songs including Truly Scrumptious, Toot Sweets, Hushabye Mountain and the
Oscar nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the production was nominated for three Olivier
Awards and five Tony Awards on Broadway and won Best Musical in the 2002 Variety Awards. This
ravishing award-winning show is guaranteed to be the most exciting theatrical event of the year.


                                               NORTH EAST
 SUNDERLAND EMPIRE                                              Captioned by STAGETEXT
 T: 0191 566 1056 F: 0191 566 1065 E: sunderlandeducation@theambassadors.com
Oklahoma! – Saturday 1 May, 2.30pm
Smashing all Broadway box office records when it opened in 1943, Oklahoma! was the first collaboration
between Rodgers and Hammerstein - the legendary team who went on to create Carousel, South
Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music. Set on America’s Western Frontier, against a
background of conflict between farmers and cattlemen, Oklahoma! perfectly integrates song, dance and
story to tell the tale of farm girl Laurey and the two rivals for her affections, happy go-lucky cowboy Curly
and the sinister farm hand Jud. Famously, the show opens with Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' and
contains a sumptuous and rousing score full of wonderful songs such as The Surrey with The Fringe on
Top, People Will Say We're in Love, Many a New Day, I Cain't Say No, and the final rousing chorus of
Oklahoma! – as the music soars the audience is carried along on the emotional journey of one of the
most famous love stories in musical history. Star casting to be announced.




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Other ways to book
You can also book by post. Please state the number of seats, name, address and email/phone number
and make cheques payable to Live Nation (Venues) Ltd. Alternatively, you can book in person at the box
office.

                                               NORTH WEST
LIVERPOOL EVERYMAN AND PLAYHOUSE               Captioned in-house, supported by See a Voice
T: 0151 709 4776 M: 0151 709 0534 E: boxoffice@everymanplayhouse.com
W: www.everymanplayhouse.com
LIVERPOOL EVERYMAN

Dick Whittington – Saturday 23 January, 2.00pm
The rock ‘n’ roll panto returns this November with another large slice of Christmas pudding-sized fun and
frolics. Husband and wife team Sarah Nixon and Mark Chatterton have done it again and written a
unique panto you can shake, rattle and roll in the aisles to as you follow Dick and his cat set off for the
ancient city paved with gold. The rock ‘n’ roll panto is always a great night out for all the whole family.
With music, dancing and lots of cheeky laughs there’s something for everyone.

Hansel and Gretel – Thursday 1 April, 7.30pm
Hungry and alone in the forest, Hansel and Gretel are armed with their very last slice of bread. Will they
eat to survive, or leave a trail home instead? Let the irrepressible Kneehigh Theatre take you by the
hand and lead you into deepest part of the forest! Prepare for a world of darkness, wit and wonder, of
earthy delights and crooked shadows. A world that is sweet, but never sugary.

This tender, tasty and terrifying new version of the classic story is told through lively music, rough poetry,
the most amazing gadgets and gizmos. For children aged 7+ and brave adults everywhere.


LIVERPOOL PLAYHOUSE

The 39 Steps – Saturday 9 January, 2pm
Direct from the West End comes Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps, brilliantly and
hilariously recreated by Patrick Barlow as the smash hit Olivier Award Winning Best New Comedy.
This blissfully funny show follows the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay,
complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache, as he encounters dastardly murders,
double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women.

This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller features four fearless actors, playing 139 roles in
100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action. From an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby
Dimon.

Ghost Stories – Saturday 20 February, 5pm
A truly terrifying theatrical experience written and directed by The League of Gentlemen master of the
macabre, Jeremy Dyson, and Andy Nyman, co-creator and director of Derren Brown’s television and
stage shows and star of Dead Set and Severance. A spectacular 80 minutes with no interval that will chill
and thrill in equal measure…You'll be sleeping with the light on for weeks!

WARNING: Pleased be advised that Ghost Stories contains moments of extreme shock and

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tension. The show is unsuitable for anyone under 15, and we strongly advise that persons in the
late stages of pregnancy, or who are of a nervous disposition to think very seriously before
attending this show.

Canary – Saturday 15 May, 2pm
In 1960’s Liverpool two lovers hide in the closet, then go their separate ways. While pits close and dole
queues grow, a couple of runaways find Heaven in 1980’s London. And today the paparazzi chase a
love story that could tear a family apart. Then a grieving mother gets lost up a mountain, with a vicar...

A deeply moving, funny, unflinching, and often magical story about love, honesty and being brave
enough to sing out at the top of your voice. With style. Liverpool born multi-award-winning playwright
Jonathan Harvey (Beautiful Thing, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Coronation Street) returns to the theatre
where he wrote his first play. Ages 16+ (contains scenes of a sexual nature and strong language)

 PALACE THEATRE, MANCHESTER                                              Captioned by STAGETEXT
 T: 0161 245 6600 E: gemmamcdonald@theambassadors.com
 or access4allmanchester@theambassadors.com
Les Miserables – Wednesday 10 February, 7.30pm
Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce the exciting new 25th anniversary production of the
world’s longest running musical, Les Misérables. Heading a magnificent new cast is Broadway and West
End star John Owen Jones, hailed by the New York Post as the best Jean Valjean since Colm
Wilkinson, and West End stars Earl Carpenter as Javert and Gareth Gates as Marius.

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Porridge – Saturday 16 January, 3.00pm
Following the success of Dad‟s Army, The Lost Episodes and ‘Allo „Allo!, Calibre Productions return for
the 2010 holiday period with the first ever professional stage adaptation of the BBC’s hit comedy
Porridge. Penned by the original writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, the same fabulous team who
brought Auf Wiedersehn Pet to our screens.

Calendar Girls – Wednesday 17 February, 7.30pm
Following two sell-out record-breaking weeks at The Lowry, Calendar Girls has become the fastest
selling tour ever and has triumphed in the West End. A group of ordinary women do something
extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon when they persuade one another to pose for a charity
calendar with a difference!

Based on an inspiring true story, Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious. For both visits,
Calendar Girls sold out before it even opened, so don’t miss out and book today for the show the Daily
Mail called ‘a marvellous, uplifting night at the theatre’

Serenading Louie – Thursday 1 April, 8pm
“I keep feeling my real life will begin any day now.”
Friends since college, Carl and Alex are struggling to deal with the harsh realities of adulthood as they
enter their thirties. Disillusioned by work and struggling to keep their marriages alive, they’re desperately
trying to make sense of it all.

Following successful visits with Be Near Me and The Man Who Had All The Luck, the Donmar

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Warehouse returns to The Lowry with Lanford Wilson’s timeless portrait of two suburban American
couples, exploring the destruction of dreams and the loss of passion and purpose.


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Absent Friends – Tuesday 9 March, 7.30pm
Five old friends rally round to support their mutual friend Colin after the sudden death of his fiancé.
Organising a tea party to welcome him back proves to be the trigger for unresolved tensions among the
group to resurface with a vengeance. When Colin arrives, the others are baffled to find that, far from
needing their help, he is blissfully happy with his memories of the time he spent with his fiancé. His
presence makes it uncomfortably apparent that it is the others in the group who need consoling for their
lost dreams and disintegrating marriages. With the action unfolding in real time, Ayckbourn’s dissection
of middle-class illusions has never been more acute. More ambitious than just pure comedy or farce,
Absent Friends is a bittersweet masterpiece.

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LYCEUM THEATRE

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime – Saturday 23 January, 2pm
Starring BBC Any Dream Will Do winner Lee Mead, Gary Wilmot, fresh from his recent national tour of
the smash-hit show Chicago and the glamorous Kate O’Mara, (Dynasty, Bad Girls), Bill Kenwright
presents Trevor Baxter’s acclaimed adaptation of one of Wilde’s most celebrated stories, Lord Arthur
Savile’s Crime.

Lord Arthur Savile is deliriously happy - a pillar of society on the verge of marriage - until an encounter
with a chilling clairvoyant, who secretly reveals that at some point in Arthur’s life, he is destined to
commit murder. To protect his future wife, Arthur decides he must commit this bloody deed before he
marries. As he searches for the most convenient person to sacrifice, chaos ensues in this highly
entertaining comedy of upper class morality.

Whistle Down the Wind – Thursday 4 February, 2.30pm
When young Swallow asks the identity of a mysterious man she finds in her family’s barn, he utters the
words ‘Jesus Christ’. As the rest of the townspeople hunt a fugitive, Swallow gathers the children who
protect their new-found saviour from the outside world. A powerful portrayal of love driven by the
innocence of childhood, with award-winning songs and epic storytelling, Whistle Down the Wind is a
mesmerising, moving theatrical sensation.

The Woman in Black – Thursday 25 February, 2.30pm
Now in its 21st year in the West End and unanimously acclaimed by the critics, Stephen Mallatratt’s
adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel is one of the most chilling and successful theatre events
ever staged. A lawyer obsessed with a curse over his family engages a sceptical young actor to help him
tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but as
they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes


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and moaning winds. The borders between make believe and reality begin to blur and the flesh begins to
creep...

Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall – Saturday 6 March, 3pm
High comedy and tragedy collide as we follow Gunner Milligan and his jazz quartet, showing how
humour, music and comradeship enabled a hapless bunch of young men to prevail against the Nazi war
machine. Songs include Chattanooga Choo Choo, Ain‟t Misbehavin‟, In the Mood, Honeysuckle Rose
and many more.


CRUCIBLE THEATRE

An Enemy of the People – Tuesday 9 March, 7.30pm
It’s boom time in the spa town. Investment in the public baths is paying off handsomely. Visitor
numbers have never been higher. But one man knows the toxic secret underlying the town’s newfound
wealth. His concern is for the health of the people. So how can he be their enemy?

Artistic Director Daniel Evans directs double Olivier Award-winner Antony Sher in Henrik Ibsen’s searing
play, in a version by Christopher Hampton.

True West – Wednesday 26 May, 7.30pm
Two brothers. Austin, a screenwriter who’s about to land his big break. Lee, a small-time crook without a
nickel to his name. When Lee returns home from the Mojave Desert full of tales of the Wild West, his
brother can hardly muster a hello. But when a big shot movie producer prefers Lee’s experience to
Austin’s imagination, a battle for the heart of the American West begins. A darkly funny story of sibling
rivalry and Hollywood hypocrisy, set in the heat of the Californian suburbs.

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Stones in His Pockets – Saturday 10 April, 2pm
Stones in his Pockets is the award-winning, hilarious and sometimes poignant tale of a quiet Irish
community and the change it undergoes with the arrival of a massive Hollywood movie shoot. This is a
two-man tour de force featuring Theatre by the Lake favourites, Dennis Herdman and James
Nickerson. In a triumph of characterisation and physical comedy they play a “cast of
thousands”', including the two Irish fellas intent on becoming big movie players, the diva lead Hollywood
actress whose Irish accent leaves a lot to be desired, a Scots minder and the last surviving extra from
The Quiet Man.

Winner of the prestigious Olivier and Evening Standard awards for Best Comedy after running for four
record breaking years in the West End, it then ran on Broadway and received a Tony Award nomination
for Best Comedy. Strong language

THEATRE ROYAL, NEWCASTLE                            Captioned in-house, supported by See a Voice
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The Woman in Black – Thursday 28 January, 7.30pm
Unanimously acclaimed by the critics, Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best selling novel
combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir.
It is a formula that provides audiences with an evening of unremitting drama as they are transported into

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a terrifying and ghostly world.

A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of
a ‘Woman in Black’, engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the
fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but as they reach further into his darkest
memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. The borders
between make believe and reality begin to blur and the flesh begins to creep...

Chicago – Thursday 11 February, 7.30pm
Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and
along with Cell Block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the
help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.

All-star cast just announced: Marti Pellow as Billy Flynn, and Emma Barton (Honey Mitchell, Eastenders)
as Roxy Hart! Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary
choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score includes All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle.

Calendar Girls – Thursday 1 April, 2.30pm
Calendar Girls has been the fastest selling tour ever and has triumphed in the West End. It stars Lynda
Bellingham with Gemma Atkinson, Judith Barker, Letitia Dean, Jan Harvey and Hannah Waterman.
A group of ordinary women do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon when they
persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference!

Based on an inspiring true story, Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious, and has sold out in
every theatre it has visited before opening. Don’t miss out and book today.

The Pirates of Penzance – Thursday 20 May, 7.30pm
Orphaned pirates, flat-footed policemen and a bevy of blushing maidens (the pretty daughters of Major
General Stanley) are all the ingredients for a fabulous recipe of Gilbert & Sullivan at their very best.
Elegantly recreating the original period settings and costumes with exquisite detail, this acclaimed
production sparkles with wit. Sullivan’s ever popular and memorable score contains some of his most
beautiful writing as Gilbert, in his most topsy turvy of all plots, leads us through the swashbuckling world
of young Frederic, the pirate apprentice, who was born on February 29th in a leap year and therefore
won’t ‘come of age’ until he’s 84!

Whistle Down The Wind – Thursday 10 June, 7.30pm
Relocated to 1950's bible-belt Louisiana, this adaptation of Mary Hayley Bell’s novel, and the 1960s film,
tells the story of a group of children who believe that the resurrected Jesus is hiding in their barn.
Childhood innocence and simple faith collide with adult cynicism in this heart-warming show. Jim
Steinman's clever and witty lyrics complement Webber's sensational score, which includes the No 1 hit
No Matter What and show-stoppers like A Kiss Is A Terrible Thing To Waste, The Nature Of The Beast
and Tyre Tracks And Broken Hearts.

Stars Jonathan Ansell from the chart-topping, multi-million selling band G4,and whose 2008 solo album
made him the youngest ever tenor to top the classical charts.




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THEATRE ROYAL, YORK                           Captioned in-house, supported by See a Voice
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Humpty Dumpty – Saturday 23 January, 2.30pm
Humpty sat on a wall then had a fall. Not much of a plot even by Kaler’s standards - or is it?
Let the team that brought you the acclaimed Dick Turpin stretch your imagination to Herculean
proportions with a brand new hilarious version of this classic nursery rhyme.
Will the orphaned Humpty find a mother? Can he protect the tiny Kingdom of Pantoloon from the evil
Eggula? What happens when our Panto Heroes are forced to venture into the real world?

Men of The World – Thursday 11 February, 2pm
Join Stick, Frank and Happy Larry (two men and a woman!) as they embark on another coach journey
down the Rhine Valley. these long suffering drivers have seen it all and done it all; so as they lead
towards the Channel Tunnel with thirty old age pensioners in Paris, search for lost teeth in Koblenz and
witness love affairs in Boppard…and after a four-day ‘Umpah’ party they make the long journey back.
Funny, sad and cinematic you’ll be amazed as Stick, Frank and Happy Larry play many of the
pensioners in a total evocation of a bus trip. Touching, funny and provoking comedy written by one of the
nation’s leading comedy playwrights who has written over 50 plays!

The Secret of Sherlock Holmes – Saturday 27 March, 2.30pm and 7.30pm
You cannot have Watson without Moriarty. You cannot have Moriarty without Watson. And without both
of them, there is no Holmes. The Secret Of Sherlock Holmes takes us on a thrilling journey into the mind
of the greatest detective of all time. Following a seemingly deadly encounter with his nemesis, arch
criminal Professor Moriarty, at Reichenbach Falls, secrets and betrayal are slowly revealed. Watson
finds his loyalty and friendship tested to the very limit. Holmes is forced to turn his unswerving powers of
deduction upon himself and the true relationship between Holmes and Moriarty is finally revealed.

Reprising their acclaimed roles from the The Hound of The Baskervilles are Peter Egan as Sherlock
Holmes (Ever Decreasing Circles, Noises Off) and Philip Franks (Heartbeat, Journey‟s End) as his loyal
assistant Dr Watson. Directed by Robin Herford, renowned for his expert creation of The Woman in
Black, and director of The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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Cinderella – Saturday 9 January, 1pm
You’re invited to the Ball! Will you dance? Will you have some special shoes to wear? Do you have any
sisters you might want to bring along? Or perhaps a rat?

Cinderella has been sent to sleep in the kitchen by her mean step sisters Thisun and Thatun. But she’s
found some lovely new friends down there, who think they can sort things out and make it all better – her
new friends are Ears, Teeth, Claws, Tail and Whiskers and they are rats! Cinderella wants to go to the
ball because she really wants to dance, her mum and dad taught her and she never gets the chance to
practise. Thisun and Thatun have a different plan and they don’t want any competition in their plans to
marry the Prince! Lots of fun songs and silly storytelling promise to spark young children’s imagination as
this classic tale unfolds before their eyes.




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The Secret Garden – Wednesday 13 January, 1.30pm
In an imposing manor house in the heart of the Yorkshire Moors there’s a door that once led to a magical
garden, a door that’s been locked for many years, the key buried and all but forgotten. When 10-year-old
Mary Lennox is suddenly orphaned she must make the journey from sun-baked India to live with her
distant uncle in wintry Yorkshire. Spoilt and unhappy, it’s only when Mary meets a local lad, Dickon, and
learns of the lost garden that she begins to take an interest in the house, its inhabitants and the stories it
holds. With the help of the wild birds and animals Dickon calls his friends, can the two of them find the
key to the garden and unlock the secrets growing inside? Following in the footsteps of his acclaimed
production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Ian Brown directs a spellbinding brand new musical
adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic children’s novel that’s guaranteed to blossom in the
imaginations of children young and old.

The History Boys – Friday 26 February, 7.30pm
Alan Bennett’s phenomenally popular play explores the anarchy of adolescence, the value of history and
the purpose of education. Eight Sheffield sixth-formers are aiming for Oxbridge. Clever, funny and
boisterous, they’re as interested in sex and sport as they are in quoting poetry and memorising dates.
So can their teachers put aside staff room rivalry and win over the pupils’ hearts and minds?
Hilarious and provocative, The History Boys won Olivier, Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle, South Bank
Show, New York Drama Critics’ Circle and Tony Awards for Best New Play. This brand new production is
directed by Christopher Luscombe.

Rum and Coca Cola – Thursday 1 April, 7.45pm
On the beautiful island paradise of Trinidad, under the fiery heat of the Caribbean sun, Slim and
Professor play sweet calypso for passing tourists. Professor, a past calypso giant with an historic
hat-trick of hits, is schooling Slim in the noble art. They survive on their ‘refreshment capital’, living at the
end of the beach amongst driftwood, fallen coconut trees and empty rum bottles. And as Professor
‘speechifies’ about his life, one that’s been lost and stolen, Slim tries to grasp a brighter future.

Rum and Coca Cola is a gently humorous, bittersweet tale written by one of our finest dramatists,
Mustapha Matura. It is the directorial debut of Trinidadian born Don Warrington MBE, best known for
playing Philip in Rising Damp, and for his roles in Doctor Who, Manchild and The Crouches.

The Count of Monte Cristo – Friday 14 May, 7.45pm
A reckless, swashbuckling new adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ incredible tale of love, betrayal and
consequence. If you were about to marry your childhood sweetheart, had just been given the promotion
you’d always wanted, and were surrounded by people you believed to be your best friends only to have it
all ripped from you in one instant, how would you react? How would you cope with the knowledge that
three greedy, morally bankrupt individuals had stolen your happiness? And what would you do if you
were given the opportunity to take your revenge?

The Count of Monte Cristo has fascinated audiences around the world ever since its first publication.
Now writer Joel Horwood and director Alan Lane have created a version of his story that captures all the
fun and tragedy of the Count’s transformation from wronged youth into seductive avenger. A small cast,
whirling through a huge story, brings this vast tale to life asking the everyday question - what does it
mean to try to be good?

Death of a Salesman – Friday 21 May, 7.30pm
Arthur Miller’s unflinching examination of the American Dream. At 61 years old, Willy Loman has been a

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travelling salesman for 34 years. Now, he’s been taken off salary and is forced to confront a future on
commission. As memories and dreams of the past, ebb and flow, Willy’s family struggle to engage him in
the present. Death of a Salesman won the Pulitzer Prize in 1945. It is considered to be Miller’s greatest
work and one of the most important plays of the 20th century, still with a startling relevancy over sixty
years after its premiere.

Hay Fever – Friday 9 July, 7.30pm
Noel Coward’s incomparable domestic comedy of bad manners and the surreal lives of the 1920s bright
young things. Judith Bliss, once glittering star of the London stage, now in early retirement, is still
enjoying life with more than a little high drama and the occasional big scene. As the weekend
approaches, Judith, her novelist husband David, and their two equally self-obsessed children, Simon
and Sorel, have each invited a guest to join them in the country. Each guest is woefully inappropriate,
and equally unprepared for the parlour games, in-fighting, and outrageous proposals on which the Bliss
family appear to thrive. Hay Fever is a hilarious rollercoaster through a weekend with the family from hell,
featuring some of Coward’s finest creations, all of them subject to Judith’s outrageous whims and
contrary demands.

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Serenading Louie – Thursday 15 April, 7.30pm
“I keep feeling my real life will begin any day now.”
Friends since college, Carl and Alex are struggling to deal with the harsh realities of adulthood as they
enter their thirties. Disillusioned by work and struggling to keep their marriages alive, they’re desperately
trying to make sense of it all. A Donmar Warehouse production.

 BRISTOL HIPPODROME                                                           Captioned by STAGETEXT
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Les Misérables – Thursday 22 July, 7.30pm
Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave
he must, by law, display condemns him to be an outcast. Only the saintly Bishop of Digne treats him
kindly and Valjean, embittered by years of hardship, repays him by stealing some silver. Valjean is
caught and brought back by police, and is astonished when the Bishop lies to the police to save him,
also giving him two precious candlesticks. Valjean decides to start his life anew.

Seats for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people who want to view the captions are £27.50.

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Joseph – Saturday 16 January 2010, 5pm
Having enjoyed sensational reviews, Bill Kenwright’s amazing, superb, wonderful and brilliant production
of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success
across the country with standing ovations at every performance. Craig Chalmers, the most popular
finalist in the hit BBC series Any Dream Will Do returns in the title role, having delighted theatre
audiences on tour across the country week after week with his vocal talents. Retelling the Biblical story
of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable

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songs including Any Dream Will Do, Close Ev‟ry Door To Me and One More Angel.

THEATRE ROYAL, PLYMOUTH                                                               Captioned in-house
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Aladdin - Saturday 9 January, 7.00pm, and Tuesday 19 January, 2.30pm
It's never too early to book for our 2009/10 pantomime! Stars Christopher Biggins as Widow Twankey.

Present Laughter – Saturday 6 February, 2.30pm
Set in the glamorous world of theatre, Present Laughter is a gloriously witty portrait of the life that whirled
around Noël Coward in his heyday, sparkling from start to finish with cut-glass humour and spectacular
repartee. In this sumptuous new production, Robert Bathurst stars as the successful and self-obsessed
actor, Garry Essendine. Flamboyant, vain and devastatingly handsome, Essendine is about to set off on
tour but, when he is visited by ex-wives, lawyers, playwrights and one night stands amongst others, the
stage is set for a battle of glittering egos!

Robert Bathurst is well known to television and theatre audiences with credits including Cold Feet,
Hornblower and My Dad‟s the Prime Minister. Belinda Lang, a Coward connoisseur, both directs and
plays his long suffering secretary Monica. They are joined by two stalwarts of British acting; Serena
Evans plays his estranged wife Liz and Virginia Stride is Essendine’s housekeeper, Miss Erikson. With
razor-sharp wit, dazzlingly funny dialogue, captivating characters and fabulous sets and costumes, this
deliciously wicked confection will delight all lovers of great comedy.

The Hobbit – Saturday 20 February, 7.30pm
Bilbo Baggins, a quiet and contented Hobbit, has his life turned upside down when he’s chosen by
Gandalf the Sorcerer to join Thorin Oakenshield, exiled king of the Dwarves, on his quest to reclaim their
kingdom and treasure. The adventurers battle through the Misty Mountains, wind, rain, hail and
thunderstorms, narrowly escaping Trolls, Goblins, Wolves and Giant Spiders. Finally Bilbo must face the
guardian of the treasure, the most feared dragon of all, Smaug. Enjoy the sights, sounds and magic of
the best selling fantasy novel ever written, in this thrilling adaptation, perfect for Hobbit fans young and
old.

Enjoy – Saturday 6 March, 2.30pm
In February 2009, Enjoy opened to the biggest advance of any of Alan Bennett’s plays in the West End.
Now this extraordinary comedy visits Plymouth with the original West End cast including Alison
Steadman and David Troughton. Enjoy is set in Alan Bennett’s home town of Leeds where an ageing
couple are living in the city’s last back-to-back. With the demolition of the area in progress, Wilf and
Connie are soon to be rehoused in a brand new maisonette with a waste disposal unit and non-slip vinyl
flooring. When a sociologist comes to observe them in their daily life, normality takes a decidedly atypical
turn…

Euridyce (Drum Theatre) – Friday 12 March, 7.45pm
Eurydice is in love with Orpheus. Her dead father has advice for her wedding but his letters can’t get
through to the land of the living. At last one does. With her father’s words in her hand, she crashes down
a flight of stairs and wakes in the underworld, her memory wiped as clean as glass. How will she ever
get home?

Alice in Wonderland meets Greek myth in this playful, heart-breaking American take on a timeless tale of


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loss, grief and redemption by the hugely celebrated Sarah Ruhl. This European premiere is created by
the team behind the multi award winning hit The Brothers Size. Recommended for everyone aged 12+

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime – Saturday 20 March, 2.30pm
Lord Arthur Savile is deliriously happy: a pillar of Victorian society on the verge of marriage to the lovely
Sybil Merton. When a chilling clairvoyant reveals that Lord Arthur is destined to commit a murder, for his
future wife’s protection, he decides to commit this bloody deed before he marries. Chaos then ensues as
he searches for the most convenient person to sacrifice in this highly entertaining comedy of upper-class
morality. Making his comedy debut, the multi-talented Lee Mead stars as Lord Arthur Savile, following
his success in the hit BBC show Any Dream Will Do, after which he played the title role in Joseph and
the Technicolor Dreamcoat. Lee will be performing opposite an all-star cast led by legendary entertainer
Gary Wilmot, Kate O’Mara, David Ross, Derren Nesbitt, and Louisa Clein.

Fatal Encounter – Saturday 3 April, 7.30pm
Howard Mansfield is concerned for his wife Joanna, who has become unusually distressed and nervous.
When he arrives home one day to find that Joanna has accidentally shot his former friend Perry during a
struggle, he decides to protect her by confessing to the shooting himself. Although the police accept that
the shooting was an accident, Perry’s death leaves Howard caught up in a web of international
blackmail, conspiracy and attempted murder. Is the gallant Mark Adler who comes to Joanna’s rescue
when her handbag is snatched all he seems? What is the involvement of the young Rex Winter? Is
Perry’s ex-wife Grace involved? And why is MP’s wife Hilary so worried? The answers to all these
questions provide enough twists and turns to keep the audience guessing until the final unexpected
showdown. An all star cast includes Nicholas Ball (Hazell, EastEnders) and well-loved British star Anita
Harris.

Hairspray – Thursday 12 August, 7.30pm, and Saturday 14 August, 2.30pm
The West End’s favourite musical comedy, Hairspray, is coming to Plymouth! Hairspray tells the story of
Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart as she sets out to follow her
extraordinary dreams, inspire her mum and win the boy she loves. It’s the musical with everything - the
ultimate feel-good show which has played to sold out houses in London, on Broadway and theatres
around the globe.

The Sound of Music – Saturday 11 September, 7.30pm, and Saturday 18 September, 2.30pm
The world’s best-loved musical, The Sound of Music, comes to Plymouth direct from the West End.
This lavish and critically acclaimed production tells the uplifting true story of the Von Trapp family’s flight
across the mountains and works its magic once again, for young and old alike. With its unforgettable
score, The Sound of Music touches the hearts of all ages and brims over with some of the most
memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage including My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb
Ev‟ry Mountain, The Lonely Goatherd, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, and of course the glorious title song
The Sound of Music. It’s the perfect family treat!

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 ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE                                                     Captioned by STAGETEXT
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To Kill a Mockingbird – Friday 26 March, 7.30pm
One of the greatest modern classics, To Kill A Mockingbird is the powerful story of a fight for racial
justice in a community divided and ruled by prejudice and discrimination. The place is Maycomb,
Alabama in the Great Depression years of the 1930s. Momentous events unfold through the eyes of

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eight year old Scout Finch, growing up in a close knit neighbourhood with her older brother Jem. When
their father Atticus Finch, a well respected lawyer, mounts a vigorous case for the defence of Tom
Robinson, a poor black man accused of the rape of a young white girl, an idyllic world of childhood is
changed forever. Through the drama of the trial and its aftermath comes a searching examination of
freedom, justice, honesty and hypocrisy. A compelling, moving story, told with warmth and humour, To
Kill A Mockingbird is theatre that will leave a deep and lasting impression on audiences of all ages.

 CLWYD THEATR CYMRU, MOLD                                        Captioned by STAGETEXT
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ANTHONY HOPKINS THEATRE

Robin Hood – Saturday 16 January, 2.00pm
This magical adventure story charts Robin Hood‟s attempts to outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, free
the unfortunate Babes and their outrageous Nanny, Nellie Nightnurse, and marry the beautiful Maid
Marion. The result is a fast and furious musical version of this traditional tale, designed to delight all the
family. A talented cast of actor/musicians serve up over twenty rock and soul classic songs including The
Hippy Hippy Shake, I Shot the Sheriff, Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Kiss, I Can‟t Help Myself, Signed,
Sealed, Delivered and many, many more. Classic entertainment which combines the best live music with
all the fun of traditional panto to create the perfect Christmas show!

The Clwyd rock ‘n’ roll panto becomes more popular every year - as ever, early booking is strongly
recommended.

To Kill a Mockingbird – Saturday 20 February, 2.30pm
One of the greatest modern classics, To Kill A Mockingbird is the powerful story of a fight for racial
justice in a community divided and ruled by prejudice and discrimination. The place is Maycomb,
Alabama in the Great Depression years of the 1930s. Momentous events unfold through the eyes of
eight year old Scout Finch, growing up in a close knit neighbourhood with her older brother Jem. When
their father Atticus Finch, a well respected lawyer, mounts a vigorous case for the defence of Tom
Robinson, a poor black man accused of the rape of a young white girl, an idyllic world of childhood is
changed forever. Through the drama of the trial and its aftermath comes a searching examination of
freedom, justice, honesty and hypocrisy. A compelling, moving story, told with warmth and humour, To
Kill A Mockingbird is theatre that will leave a deep and lasting impression on audiences of all ages.

Arden of Faversham – Saturday 27 February, 2.45pm
Arden of Faversham, an Elizabethan drama by an anonymous author, is based on a true story in which
desire, envy and greed inexorably lead to death. The play is an early example of Elizabethan tragic-
comedy. Blackly funny, it is not so much ‘whodunnit’ but ‘how’ and ‘when’…


GRAND THEATRE, SWANSEA                                                         Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 01792 475715
To Kill a Mockingbird – Saturday 13 March, 2pm
(For show details, see Clwyd Theatr Cymru)




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NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF                                                         Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 029 2087 8889 W: www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk
To Kill a Mockingbird – Friday 5 March, 7.30pm
(For show details, see Clwyd Theatr Cymru)

 TORCH THEATRE, MILFORD HAVEN                                               Captioned by STAGETEXT
 T: 01646 695267 E: info@torchtheatre.co.uk
 To Kill a Mockingbird – Tuesday 23 March, 7.30pm
 (For show details, see Clwyd Theatr Cymru)


WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF                                                    Captioned in-house
T: 08700 402000 E: tickets@wmc.org.uk Minicom: 02920 190403
F: 02920 190401 W: www.wmc.org.uk
Les Misérables, Friday 15 January, 7.30pm
Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce that a new 25th Anniversary Production of the World’s
Longest Running Musical Les Misérables will embark on a major international tour opening at Wales
Millennium Centre.

The magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the songs, I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Bring
Him Home, Do You Hear the People Sing, One Day More, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, Master Of The
House and many more. This international award-winning musical sweeps its audience through an epic
tale of passion and destruction, against the backdrop of a nation in the grip of revolution. Seen by more
than 55 million people worldwide in 40 countries and in 21 languages, this spectacular adaptation of
Victor Hugo's masterpiece continues to thrill audiences night after night.

                                            HOME COUNTIES
OXFORD PLAYHOUSE                                      Captioned in-house, supported by See a Voice
T: 01865 305305 F: 01865 305333
My Wonderful Day – Thursday 11 February, 2.30pm
Winnie lives in a world full of adults. She's off school for the day and has an essay to write:
'My Wonderful Day'. What better opportunity than quietly seated unnoticed in a corner, whilst mother
busies herself around the house? What better source of material than the bizarre and increasingly
frenetic comings and goings of adults in the weird household in which she finds herself?
Enjoy a child's eye view of her 'wonderful' day and prepare to be appalled!

Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn, this world première production, that received four star reviews
from The Guardian and The Times, visits the Oxford Playhouse following its New York run.

The Ministry of Fear – Thursday 18 March, 2.30pm
When Arthur Rowe bumbles into a garden fête during the Blitz he's haunted by his past and innocent of
his future. But from the moment he enters Mrs Bellair's fortune teller's tent he trips into a hell of
corruption and betrayal where he's way, way out of his depth.

With a powerful whiff of Hitchcock and echoes of film noir classic The Third Man, The Ministry of Fear is
both a taut espionage thriller and unnerving portrait of a mind in free fall. Renowned for creating exciting
and imaginative work, Theatre Alibi brings its unique style to Graham Greene's surreal masterpiece.

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The Glass Menagerie – Thursday 22 April, 2.30pm
In the tenement apartments of St. Louis, the Wingfield family struggle to make ends meet. As America is
ravaged by the Depression, Amanda clings to memories of her idyllic youth in the South, where she was
wooed by scores of rich and handsome suitors. With her husband long gone and her own days of
courtship over she is determined to find her daughter a husband. But Laura is painfully shy. She plays
with her collection of glass animals and lives in a world of her own. And Amanda's son, Tom, an aspiring
poet in a dead-end job, secretly dreams of escape. When Tom is given the task of finding a suitable
gentleman caller for his sister he invites a friend home for dinner. It is an evening that will be forever
imprinted on their memories.

Tennessee Williams' autobiographical play is a brilliant and compelling portrait of a family in crisis, and a
classic of twentieth century American theatre. Shared Experience has captivated audiences the world
over with its productions, fusing stunning visual imagery with powerful text. The Glass Menagerie is
directed by the joint Artistic Director of Shared Experience, Polly Teale.



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