OpENiNg Up A WORLD
…welcome to another packed season of entertainment.
Some of the highlights include fun and laughter with
our fantastic panto Peter Pan, Lenny Henry and the hilarious
dinnerladies Second Helpings. We have superb family
entertainment with Moscow State Circus and a 3D history
lesson with Horrible Histories. Be amazed by dance group
Flawless and engrossed with powerful dramas Journey’s End
and Goodnight Mister Tom.
Whatever your choice I look forward to welcoming
you to our venues soon, with very best wishes, The London Gala
gREAt FOR gROUpS* SpEctAcULAR
Look out for the groups symbol over the following pages. Tues 4 January 7.30pm
Tickets £16, £18
For further information or to reserve your seats call
the box office today, email firstname.lastname@example.org Conducted and introduced
or visit www.darlingtonarts.co.uk by Steve Bell.
What better way to
welcome in 2011 than
KEEp iN tOUcH
with this magical celebration
of romantic waltzes, popular
songs, special effects and
http://twitter.com/darloculture a champagne lottery.
By popular demand
we are delighted to welcome
www.facebook.com/darlingtoncivictheatre back tenor Lynton Atkinson,
joining him will be the
rising star, soprano
Also, sign up to receive regular email updates, offers and more. Paula Sides.
Visit the website to subscribe: www.darlingtonarts.co.uk This exciting show includes
Laughing Song, Blue Danube,
Emperor Waltz, Vibration
KEY tO SYmbOLS Waltz, Zampa Galop,
Audio Education Friends ArtsSpark Group
described & outreach reception member discounts www.londongalaorchestra.com
(Fri perf only) offer
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SAtURDAY 4 DEcEmbER 2010 tO SUNDAY 16 JANUARY 2011
Tickets £12.50, £18, £20 Sat 4 Dec 2.00pm ◆ 7.00pm ◆ Sun 26 Dec 2.00pm ● 5.30pm ●
- children £2 off top two ticket prices Sun 5 Dec 2.00pm ◆ 5.30pm ◆ Mon 27 Dec 2.00pm ● 7.00pm ●
- Senior citizens, students, JSA holders Mon 6 Dec No performances Tue 28 Dec 2.00pm ● 7.00pm ●
£1.50 off top two ticket prices Tue 7 Dec 2.00pm ▼ 7.00pm ▼▼ Wed 29 Dec 2.00pm ● 7.00pm ●
Super bargain matinees £15, groups Wed 8 Dec 2.00pm ▼ 7.00pm ▼▼ Thurs 30 Dec 2.00pm ● 7.00pm ●
£10.50, schools £8 Thurs 9 Dec 2.00pm ▼ 7.00pm ▼▼ Fri 31 Dec 2.00pm ● 5.30pm ●
Super bargain evenings £12.50, Fri 10 Dec 2.00pm ▼ 7.00pm ◆ Sat 1 Jan No performances
£14, £16, groups £10.50 Sat 11 Dec 2.00pm ● 7.00pm ● Sun 2 Jan 5.30pm ◆
Groups 10+ £2 off top Sun 12 Dec 2.00pm ● 5.30pm ● Mon 3 Jan 2.00pm ◆ 7.00pm ◆
two ticket prices and free ticket Mon 13 Dec No performances Tues 4 Jan No performances
for group organiser Tue 14 Dec 2.00pm ▼ 7.00pm ◆ Wed 5 Jan 2.00pm ▼ 7.00pm ◆▲
Wed 15 Dec 2.00pm ▼ 7.00pm ◆ Thurs 6 Jan 2.00pm ▼ 7.00pm ◆▲
Groups 40+ £3 off top two ticket prices
Thurs 16 Dec 2.00pm ▼ 7.00pm ◆ Fri 7 Jan 7.00pm ◆
and 2 free tickets for group organiser
Fri 17 Dec 2.00pm ▼ 7.00pm ◆■ Sat 8 Jan 2.00pm ●▲ 7.00pm ●
Key: Sat 18 Dec 2.00pm ● ■ 7.00pm ● Sun 9 Jan 2.00pm ● 5.30pm ◆
● No Discounts Sun 19 Dec 2.00pm ● 5.30pm ● Mon 10 Jan No performances
◆ Discounts Mon 20 Dec No performances Tues 11 Jan 7.00pm ◆
▼ Super Bargain Matinee Tue 21 Dec 2.00pm ● 7.00pm ● Wed 12 Jan 2.00pm ▼ 7.00pm ◆
▼▼ Super Bargain Evening Wed 22 Dec 2.00pm ● 7.00pm ● Thurs 13 Jan 7.00pm ◆
▲ Audio Description Thurs 23 Dec 2.00pm ● 7.00pm ● Fri 14 Jan 2.00pm ▼ 7.00pm ◆
■ Signed Performances Fri 24 Dec 2.00pm ● 5.30pm ● Sat 15 Jan 2.00pm ● 7.00pm ●
Sat 25 Dec No performances Sun 16 Jan 2.00pm ● 5.30pm ◆
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RAYmOND gUbbAY pRESENtS
tHE RUSSiAN StAtE bALLEt & ORcHEStRA OF SibERiA
Formed in 1981, the russian state Ballet of siberia has quickly established itself as one of
russia’s leading ballet companies and has built an international reputation for delivering
performances of outstanding quality and unusual depth. the soloists and corps de ballet
are superb, and never fail to delight audiences with their breathtaking physical ability
and dazzling costumes and all of this accompanied by their own live orchestra.
DON QUiXOtE ROmEO AND JULiEt SWAN LAKE
Thurs 20 January 7.30pm Fri 21 January 7.30pm Sat 22 January 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Tickets £24 – £29.50 Tickets £24 – £29.50 Sun 23 January 2.30pm
Discounts available Discounts available Tickets £24 – £29.50
No ballet can equal this Russian The greatest love story ever The most romantic ballet of all!
showpiece of thrilling technique, danced, Shakespeare’s timeless This is an immortal love story
pure panache and explosive tragedy is brought to life in this filled with magic, emotion and
balletic fireworks. This is the brand new production. Lavish beauty. From the opulence and
enchanting story of an eccentric, sets and costumes, as well as splendour of the magnificent
yet noble old gentleman Don the dazzling performers of one court room to the exhilarating
Quixote. His dreams of a fantasy of Russia’s foremost ballet lake scenes where swans play in
world full of brave knights companies, evoke Renaissance perfect formation, Tchaikovsky’s
and beautiful ladies take us Verona with all its bitter family hauntingly beautiful music
on a chivalrous adventure with feuds, passionate encounters creates a truly unforgettable
his trusty servant. Love, duels and tragic twists of fate. experience.
and spectacular choreography Music by Prokofiev.
combine with a dash of
Spanish passion in one
of the most beautiful and
moving of all ballets.
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Rockman Music presents
bARRicADE cULt ROcK SHOW
bRAND NEW 2011 SHOW VAmpiRES ROcK tAKES it ALL
Wed 26 January 7.30pm Thurs 27 & Fri 28 January 7.30pm Sat 29 January 7.30pm
Tickets £18, £20 Tickets £18.50, £20 Tickets £16.50, £18.50
Back by overwhelming public Along with Steve Steinman, The very best of Abba and
demand, the most successful and a full cast of superb singers, The Bee Gees live in concert.
popular touring show of its kind, dancers and a formidable band,
For the first time two of the
Beyond the Barricade returns with blast their way through some of
country’s greatest shows come
a brand new 2011 production. the greatest ever Rock anthems
together in one fantastic concert
Recreating original West End/ including We Will Rock You, Bat
to pay tribute to two of history’s
Broadway musical hit songs with Out of Hell, Highway to Hell, Since
most iconic acts.
amazing authenticity, Beyond the You’ve Been Gone, Sweet Child Of
Barricade features a cast of past Mine, Total Eclipse of the Heart, Get ready for a non-stop barrage
principal performers from the West Devil Gate Drive, I Love Rock of hits as The Winner Takes It All
End production of Les Misérables, ‘n’ Roll, Poison and many more! prepares to dazzle you with an
and the recent 25th Anniversary evening full of the unforgettable
With a twist of Rock and a hint
Concert at the 02 Arena. This music of Abba and The Bee Gees.
of comedy, and jam packed with
production will include songs the greatest anthems you know Amazing performances, a live
from Miss Saigon, The Lion King, and love, you’re guaranteed string section and over two
Phantom Of The Opera, Love Never to be on your feet! hours of non-stop hits will
Dies, Mamma Mia, Blood Brothers, have you singing and dancing
Jersey Boys and many more hit All teamed with an amazing
the night away.
musical productions, climaxing stage set and pyrotechnics
with a spectacular finale from, of to blow your mind, this Rock
course, Les Misérables! Don’t miss spectacular is not to be missed!
the Musicals Event of the Year!
A musical masterclass
The Daily Mirror
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bAcK FOR gOOD AFRiKA! AFRiKA! LiVE ON tOUR!
Wed 2 February 7.30pm Thurs 3 February 7.30pm Fri 4 & Sat 5 February
Tickets £18, £21 Tickets £18 – £24 Fri 7pm, Sat 2pm & 7pm
U16s half price Groups 1 free Discounts available Tickets £12.50
with every 10 booked Groups 10+ £10
Following their smash hit 2010 A magical circus adventure Explosive entertainment for
national tour the boys are back! from the amazing continent. all the family.
Recreating the magic of Take Experience spectacular science,
André Heller’s sensual discovery
That live in concert just for dangerous demonstrations
of Africa fascinates the audience
you. If you like Take That you and extraordinary experiments
with its tempo, energy and
will LOVE Back For Good! With as London’s world famous
zest for life. Experience the
their amazing dance routines, Science Museum takes to
continent that is the source
numerous costume changes and the stage for the first time
of an immeasurable wealth of
phenomenal live performances, ever with a spectacular live
cultural traditions and creativity.
you will be singing and dancing show to blow your mind and
Spectacular acrobatics and
within minutes and left with challenge your brain.
costumes full of fantasy –
little doubt that you are
costumes that remind one of Fast, furious and frenetically
watching ‘The Greatest Boy Band
mythical creatures or of gods fun, Science Museum Live
Of All Time’. Featuring a feast
from different worlds. The on Tour! will propel you on
of your infectious feel-good
whole of Africa’s creative and an exploratory theatrical
favourites such as Hold Up A
cultural richness is on show. adventure into the wonderful
Light, Rule The World, Greatest
Over 100 artists from many world of science. Get set for
Day, Relight My Fire, Never
different African regions take a breathtaking ride that will
Forget, It Only Takes A Minute
part in the show and through entertain, inform and inspire!
Girl, Everything Changes, Shine
music and dance pay tribute
to the heart warming Babe, Brought to the stage by the
to the extraordinary cultural
Patience, Said It All, Love Ain’t producers of Brainiac Live!
diversity of Africa.
Here Anymore and A Million
Recommended age 7+
Love Songs you will be putting Afrika! Afrika! is an entertaining,
your hands together to Pray that spectacular show for people of
the boys are truly Back For Good! all ages.
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tHE cOmEDY tHEAtRE
Mon 7 – Sat 12 February
Matinees Thurs 2pm,
Tickets £17 – £25
all seats £17
off on first
The catering staff of BBC TV’s hit sitcom return with one of the
funniest stage plays currently touring following last year’s hugely
successful World Premiere of dinnerladies. A new production but
with many of the same talented cast from last year who are ready
to entertain you with some of Victoria Wood’s best comedy writing.
Starring Andrew Dunn and Sue Devaney from the original TV series
as Tony and Jane, who are joined by Bren, Dolly, Jean, Twinkle and
Anita, together with caretaker Stan, Phillippa from human resources
and Petula, Bren’s dreadful mother, to bring you some hilarious
adventures from the staff canteen of HWD Electronics.
Come back for more – dinnerladies: Second Helpings.
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Presented by Underbelly Productions
by arrangement with ShowbizWorks
cHASE tHE DREAm....
Tues 15 – Thurs 17 February 7.30pm
Tickets £18, £20
A NigHt At
WitH tHE SOUNDpOWER ORcHEStRA
Fri 18 February 7.30pm
Tickets £16.50, £18.50
James Bond, Slumdog Millionaire,
Star Wars, Mamma Mia,
Schindler’s List... these are
just some of the memorable
big screen hits to which
The Soundpower Orchestra
pays harmonious tribute in a
magnificent evening of music
from the movies.
The Soundpower Orchestra
is a professional contemporary
Flawless have starred in the Number One UK Box Office orchestra featuring 35 of the
Smash StreetDance 3D, worked with some of the biggest names North East of England’s most
in the business including Madonna, Beyonce and Leona Lewis talented musicians and singers.
and won the nation’s hearts in Britain’s Got Talent. They will take you on an
Now’s your chance to see the UK’s hottest dance act as never emotional, magical, musical
before, as they fuse stunning street with jazz and ballet in a journey from the magic
show that is breathtaking, funny and moving. Then it’s your and mystery of Harry Potter
turn as you join Flawless on a journey through time and space to the huge musical punch
to chase the dream! of the theme from Rocky
and many more.
Dazzling... Don’t miss it You will be astonished and
News Of The World moved by the musical life-force
that is Soundpower.
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tHE mOScOW StAtE ciRcUS
Legenda – Once in a Life time
Mon 21 – Wed 23 February
Mon 8pm, Tues & Wed 5pm & 8pm
Tickets £14 – £26
Family ticket (4 patrons) £70
EXHALE ON mAiN StREEt
Sat 19 February 7.30pm
Tickets £18, £20
The Counterfeit Stones theatre
show is essentially a musical
mockumentary of the Rolling
Stones’ colourful history from
1962 and chronologically
includes the biggest hit songs,
fashion and vintage instruments
from nearly five decades. The Moscow State Circus returns to the UK with this once in
a lifetime opportunity to see this award winning show Legenda.
A series of humorous spoof film
Bringing with it a huge cast of Russia’s greatest and most
clips depicting the events that
talented circus performers.
turned a scruffy Blues band
into a legend, cover the costume The show includes The Didyk, a double Russian swing troupe,
and set changes. You’ll rock Gregory’s Girls with mid-air floating silks, Doctorovs
with laughter! unbelievable human statues and breathtaking balancing
action which defies gravity, and Bortnikova body twisting
Four out of five stars
contortionists. Also, award-winning clowns Valik & Valerik
and the unbelievable crossbow act of The Popazovs.
Better than the originals
The world’s most famous circus collides with the legendary
Russian folklore figure Rasputin to create a sensational show
The most famous Stones that combines contemporary and classical circus at its very best.
band in England
Genuinely eye popping
Sir Mick Jagger
The Evening Standard
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Derek Block proudly presents
LENNY HENRY iN SALLY mORgAN OF HORRORS
cRADLE tO RAVE pSYcHic SALLY ON tHE ROAD tHE FOUR cHAptERS FROm HELL
Thurs 24 February 7.30pm Fri 25 February 7.30pm Sat 26 February 7.30pm
Tickets £21.50, £23.50 Tickets £18.50, £20.50 Tickets £14 – £26
Lenny Henry returns to his New date added due to Following on from the huge
musical roots in his new one performance on 20 April success of The Asylum and The
man comedy show. selling out. Day of the Dead, The Circus of
Music has always been a huge Fresh from her new TV Series Horrors has had a major revamp
– Psychic Sally On The Road and is back rockin’ and shockin’
part of Lenny’s life. Lenny won
on Living TV, Britain’s best with a special brand new show
the New Faces talent show at
loved celebrity psychic, Sally created especially to celebrate
16 years old and has been a
Morgan visits Darlington for its 15th anniversary.
comedian ever since.
the first time. Sally has used her The show contains some of
An accomplished comedian,
gift over the years to help many the greatest, most bizarre and
actor, writer, TV presenter and
people, most notably famous for beautiful circus acts on earth.
fund-raiser, Lenny still cites
her work with the late Princess From dare-devil flying trapeze
his first love as music.
Diana. Her reputation has been to a vampiric crow woman
Cradle To Rave, which Lenny built from her close relationship suspended only by her hair,
co-wrote with Jon Carter, will with many high profile from whirlwind roller skaters
take audiences on a voyage celebrities. Sally now brings to sword swallowers. All this
through the decades, exploring her amazing abilities and her plus pickled and bendy people,
the exact role music has played tremendous personality to the voodoo warriors, knife throwers
in his life, and continues to play. stage with a unique theatrical and an almighty cast of 26 of
It is a touching journey but, in experience, which is both hugely the wildest, weirdest but most
true Lenny style, there are plenty entertaining and enlightening. of all greatest performers
of laughs and lots of funky tunes. on Earth.
Sally Morgan has taken the
UK by storm!! Contains some nudity
www.sallymorgan.tv and strong language
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Tues 1 – Sat 5 March
& Thurs 1.30pm,
Tickets £15 – £22
Wed & Thurs matinees
£15, school groups £10
with 1 free seat for
every 10 booked
including 20% off on first
night and Sat matinee
David Grindley’s superb In the days leading up to the last great German offensive of the
production – arouses emotions First World War, Raleigh, an 18 year old soldier joins a besieged
that go too deep for words company of soldiers in the British trenches at St Quentin.
There he finds his new comrades being led by his old school
As compelling and moving as
friend Stanhope, but discovers the man in army greens is much
anything today. Don’t miss it
changed from the boy he left behind in cricketing whites.
A donation for each Based on the author’s own experience of the Front and life in
ticket sold will be the trenches, it celebrates humour and courage in the face of
made to the poppy
appeal - supporting
certain tragedy, and remains an important reminder of the
The British Legion horrors of war and the real, unromanticised heroes who fought it.
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Stage Company presents
tHE AWFUL EgYptiANS
tHE RUtHLESS ROmANS
Tues 8 – Sat 12 March
Tues 7pm, Wed & Thurs 10.30am
& 1.30pm, Fri 10.30am & 7pm,
Sat 2.30pm & 7pm
Adults £12.50, children £9,
family ticket £37 (4 patrons,
min 1 adult), schools and
groups £7.50 with 1 free ticket
with every 10 booked
The auditorium seems fit to We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!
combust spontaneously in an So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage!
explosion of joy and excitement Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, these two
The Times astounding shows – The Awful Egyptians and The Ruthless Romans
Performance schedule: – are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures
The Awful Egyptians and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips.
Tues 7pm, Wed 10.30am, The Awful Egyptians
Thurs 1.30pm, Fri 10.30am, From the fascinating Pharaohs to the power of the pyramids,
Sat 7pm discover the foul facts of death and decay with the meanest mummies
The Ruthless Romans in Egypt. Are you ready to rumble with Ramesses the Great?
Wed 1.30pm, Thurs 10.30am, Dare you enter through the Gates of the Afterlife?
Fri 7pm, Sat 2.30pm The Ruthless Romans
See a trailer of the shows at From the evil Emperors to the gruesome gladiators, find out why
www.birminghamstage.com there’s no place like Rome! Experience the terrible tactics of the
Roman army, hold on tight for a jaw-dropping journey into
Recommended age 5+
Roman Britain and prepare to meet sword-slaying Spartacus!
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EJB Entertainment & Charles Aerts
Concerts Present... In Association
with Ampersand Productions Ltd
tHe ‘aLL-neW’ ORiginaL tRiBUte tO
tHE bLUES bROtHERS
2011 UK tOUR
Mon 14 – Sat 19 March
Mon – Thurs 7.30pm, Fri 5.30pm
& 8.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Tickets £17 – £25
Fri 5.30pm all seats £17
including 20% off
on first night and
A rip-roaring, foot stomping boogie The legendary Original Tribute to The Blues Brothers is back in the
Daily Mail UK at last! Yes folks, the show that started it all has been playing
sell-out tours all over Europe these past few years, but Jake and
Elwood Blues know that home is where the heart is – so they’re
back in town on a serious mission to entertain you!
Featuring cast members from the original hit West End run,
this all-new show brings you all those amazing, favourite and
classic moments and more; including a brand new set, new twists,
new moves, new songs – and freshly laundered suits!!
The boys are joined by one of Europe’s finest seven piece bands
and the sassy ‘Bluettes’; playing all your favourite songs, including
Everybody, Shake A Tail Feather, Sweet Home Chicago, Think, Respect,
Gimme Some Loving, and loads, loads more!
So dust off your pork pie hat, dig out your shades and prepare to party
like never before! Join the Blues Brothers for a night of the finest music,
moves, thrills and spills you’re likely to see this side of Chicago!
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Tues 22 – Sat 26 March
Matinee Sat 2.30pm
Tickets £19 – £23.50
including 20% off
on first night and
Starring Rikki Loney (X Factor), Nikitta Angus (X Factor), Andy
Scott Lee (Pop Idol), Emma Beard (Pop Stars – The Rivals), Shaun
Smith (Britain’s Got Talent), Stacey McClean (X Factor), Anthony
Kavanagh (Grease Is The Word), Kimberley Southwick (X Factor),
Aaron Bayley (Pop Idol) and Trevor Francis (Last Choir Standing).
Ten of the biggest stars of reality TV shows, including The X Factor and
Britain’s Got Talent, have been brought together to create the ultimate
pop group for a spectacular concert inspired by the smash hit TV
This high-octane, feel-good production showcases jaw-dropping
choreography and brilliant new arrangements of classic tracks
including Don’t Stop Believin’ and Gold Digger.
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The Children’s Touring
The Chichester Festival
Theatre production of
By Michelle Magorian
Adaptation by David Wood
Directed by Angus Jackson
Tues 29 March – Sat 2 April
Tues 7pm, Wed & Thurs
1.30pm & 7pm, Fri 7pm,
Sat 2.30pm & 7pm
Tickets £15 – £20
Wed & Thurs matinees £15,
schools £10 with 1 free
seat for every 10 booked
Discounts available including
20% off on first night and
Oliver Ford Davies Set during the dark and dangerous build up to the Second World
War, Goodnight Mister Tom follows sad William Beech, who is
evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and builds a remarkable
and moving friendship with the elderly recluse Tom Oakley.
All seems perfect until William is devastatingly summoned by
his mother back to London. A tale of two broken souls at very
different ends of the age scale, Goodnight Mister Tom celebrates
A marvellous story that knows the value of love and proves that friendship knows no barriers.
just how to grab the emotions
First published in the UK in 1981, this is an enduring classic for
both children and adults alike. Starring Olivier award winning
Oliver Ford Davies (Star Wars and Kavanagh QC) in the role
of Tom Oakley.
Recommended age 8+
This brand new production marking the 30th Anniversary of
Goodnight Mister Tom is a heart-warming and inspiring evening,
perfect for everyone who loves theatre.
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Darlington OS presents
Wed 6 – Sat 16 April
Tickets from £10
Broadway comes to Darlington with this all-time classic American
musical. Tony Award Winner for Best New Musical when it premiered,
42nd Street combines high octane choreography and one show-
stopping number after another with irresistible razzamatazz.
A celebration of the stuff that dreams are made of, 42nd Street is the
timeless, inspiring story of small-town girl Peggy Sawyer’s meteoric
rise from the anonymity of the chorus line to the spotlight of the
Deliciously uplifting and joyful, 42nd Street also has the edginess
of New York City itself – sexy, glamorous, seductive.
Toe-tap and foot-stomp to Lullaby Of Broadway, We’re In The Money
and the spectacular title number, 42nd Street.
Ticket hotline 01325 244659
Book online www.darlingtonoperaticsociety.org.uk
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Amande Concerts presents
tHAt’LL bE tHE DAY JOE bROWN
tHE big bALLEt
tHE SizE DOES mAttER tOUR bRAND NEW SHOW
Mon 18 April 7.30pm Tues 19 April 7.30pm Thurs 21 April 7.30pm
Tickets £20, £22 Tickets £18, £20 Tickets £20.50, £22.50
A ballet like no other ever seen The legendary That’ll Be The Day, This country’s premier Rock ‘n’
before in the UK, an ensemble the UK’s most successful Roll legend Joe Brown comes to
of 16 Corps de Ballet dancers, touring Rock ‘n’ Roll production us after another remarkable year
each weighing no less than returns with their 25th even by his own high standards.
16-stone and united in a Anniversary show. Over the last couple of years
common cause: not to lose Trevor, Gary and the gang return he has celebrated his 50th
a single pound. with the show’s greatest hits, anniversary with sell-out tours,
From Russia, The Big Ballet featuring the most popular achieved a Gold Record for
formed in 1994 and set out feel-good comedy routines and sales of his Very Best Of album
to deliberately and, above all, favourite hits from the 1950s, and in 2009 received both
self-confidently challenge 60s and 70s which have been MOJO magazine’s coveted
accepted social standards in performed in the show over Outstanding Contribution
a world where the pursuit the last 25 years. To Music Award and an MBE.
of slenderness and beauty We guarantee you’ll be on Join Joe and his band for an
seems obsessive. your feet and dancing before evening of timeless classics,
These ladies perform classical the night is over!! Gospel, Country, Folk and Rock
and modern ballet pieces ‘n’ Roll music, don’t miss your
25 years and still rocking!! –
in a hilarious comedy show chance to see one of the all
DON’T MISS THIS
full of fun and astonishing time great talents perform live.
choreography, proving that This is a sensational show,
you shouldn’t take life, Non-Stop Nostalgia!
one you should not miss.
or yourself, too seriously. The Express
Enjoy the show! It will both www.thatllbetheday.com
surprise and thrill you!
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bROtHERS JOHN HYLtON
bARRY pOttY & HiS FULL
bLOOD bROtHER pAUL iN REAL DiAmOND
KAtE RUSbY tHE gHOStLY SHADOWS tHE JAzz SiNgER tOUR
Sat 23 April 7.30pm Tues 26 April 2.30pm & 5.30pm Wed 27 April 7.30pm
Tickets £17, £19, U16s £12 Tickets £12.50 Tickets £14.50, £16.50
The defining voice of Barry Potty and his best friend, Neil Diamond is an icon. His fan
contemporary English Folk brother Paul accidentally arrive base in the UK is exceptionally
Music, Kate Rusby’s exquisite at Pigsnorts School of Magic. large and loyal, and John Hylton
interpretations of traditional songs They were on their way for an is the very best Diamond tribute
and finely wrought self-penned interview at a different school act in the world.
tunes have won her an audience as handy-men and actually In 1980, Neil Diamond starred
that reaches beyond the genre. took a wrong turn on the with Sir Laurence Olivier in the
In November 2010 Rusby motorway and now they film The Jazz Singer. Neil wrote
released her much anticipated are totally confused! all the songs for the film...
new album, Make The Light. It is the wrong school and which became his most
It features Rusby’s all-new band strange things start to happen successful album.
who have been drawn from with magical illusions and Tonight, join John, together
the cream of Britain’s Folk a story that could be an with his talented band, as we
instrumentalists. Accompanied episode of ChuckleVision. celebrate together the music of
by these players tonight’s
Watch out! There are ghosts, Neil Diamond's The Jazz Singer,
performance will feature songs
ghouls, fun, laughter and performing all the songs from
from Make The Light together
some mess on the way! the album, with a selection of
with much loved favourites.
And it could hit you!! Neil's other well-known hits!
Her wondrous singing ensures
a truly remarkable and uplifting Don’t miss this new show with
concert experience. full supporting cast. A Chuckle
Brother’s show to remember!
Folk music doesn’t get any cooler
than Kate Rusby
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cOmiNg SOON, bOOK NOW... SELEctED HigHLigHtS
tHE SHAOLiN WARRiORS
Thurs 28 April 7.30pm Tickets £19.50, £21.50
Family ticket £65 (4 patrons)
Direct from China! The internationally acclaimed
production returns with a brand new show before
embarking on a new European tour.
FOStER AND ALLEN cORRiE!
Fri 29 April 7.30pm Tickets £16.50, £18.50 Mon 2 - Sat 7 May
Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a wonderful Evenings 7.30pm
evening being serenaded and entertained by this Matinees Thurs 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
well-loved Irish duo. Tickets £17 – £25
Thurs matinee all seats £17
Discounts available including
20% off first night and Sat matinee
Celebrating 50 Golden years of Britain’s
longest-running and most loved soap, the
World Premiere of this brand new comedy
play is not to be missed. Relive those magic
tHE SOLiD SiLVER 60s SHOW
moments from ‘the Street’ – see the tram run
over Alan, Tracy kill Charlie, Todd kiss Nick
and Gail marry Brian, Martin, Richard and Joe!
Sat 30 April 3pm & 8pm Tickets £19.50 – £23.50 Corrie! It’s right up your street.
The show features the unforgettable talents A hilarious roller coaster. Go and see Corrie!
of Dave Berry, Chris Farlowe, Wayne Fontana, William Roache (Ken Barlow and original
Terry Sylvester (formerly of The Hollies) all cast member)
backed by Vanity Fare and The Merseybeats.
ciVic tHEatrE 19
cOmiNg SOON, bOOK NOW... SELEctED HigHLigHtS
tHE gLObAL pHENOmENON cOmES tO DARLiNgtON
Tues 10 – Sat 14 May Tues 7pm,
Wed & Thurs 10.30am & 1.30pm,
Fri 10.30am & 7pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7pm
Tickets Adults £12.50, children £9,
family ticket £37 (4 patrons min 1 adult),
schools and groups £7.50 with 1 free
with every 10 booked
Mon 16 – Sat 21 May
Matinees Thurs 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Calendar Girls has been the fastest selling tour
ever and has triumphed in the West End. Now,
it’s coming to Darlington for one week only.
A group of ordinary women do something
The Birmingham Stage Company is proud
extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon
to present Rudyard Kipling’s classic story
when they persuade one another to pose for
about Mowgli, a young boy who is raised in
a charity calendar with a difference! Based
the jungle by a family of wolves. When Sher
on an inspiring true story, Calendar Girls
Khan the tiger swears to kill the child, Baloo
is quirky, poignant and hilarious.
and Bagheera agree to take the boy to the
man village for his safety. But the jungle Calendar Girls has sold out in every theatre
holds dangers and surprises for them all it’s visited before opening. Don’t miss out and
and Mowgli’s extraordinary adventure book today for the show the Mail on Sunday
has just begun! said is ‘marvellous theatre, guaranteed to make
you laugh, cry and come out singing Jerusalem!‘
If you’re looking for a magnificent
experience for all the family, then don’t Cast to be announced.
miss this acclaimed theatrical production A show I could see over and over again
of Kipling’s timeless story! – and I hope I will!
Recommended age 5+ Sir Cliff Richard
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The Arts Centre continues to offer an extensive
range of entertainment from live music and theatre
to visual arts, films, courses and activities for young
people. Group discounts are also available at selected
performances at the Arts Centre, ask for details.
With lots to see and do, why not call in and
enjoy what’s on offer? Browse the galleries, see a
performance or visit the Lounge, a relaxing place
to meet friends and enjoy fabulous food and drink.
arts cENtrE 21
StiLL timE tO cAtcH…
Brother Wolf presents
A cHRiStmAS cAROL
as tOLd By JacOB maRLey (deceased) zOë giLbY QUiNtEt
Tues 7 December 8pm Fri 17 December 8pm
Tickets £10.50 Tickets £12.50
Discounts available Discounts £10.50
A unique one man show adapted and performed Zoë Gilby is a tremendous young jazz vocalist
by award-winning actor/writer James Hyland. who has been making a real impression on the
current jazz scene with her superb interpretations
Told from the perspective of Scrooge’s deceased
of the great American songbook.
business partner, this critically acclaimed
theatrical adaptation promises thrills, chills Part of Jazz Nights Season, 25% discount
and excitement aplenty for all age groups. available, ask for details
pAUL JONES StARS iN
ROcKiN’ iN RHYtHm cHRiStmAS cROONERS
Wed 8 December 8pm Wed 22 December 8pm – sold out
Tickets £17 Extra performance added at 2pm Tickets £14
Blues/pop legend Paul Jones teams up with A fantastic cast of West End singers perform over
Digby Fairweather’s Half Dozen for a new 30 Christmas hits including Chestnuts Roasting on
show Rockin’ In Rhythm. an Open Fire, Little Drummer Boy, White Christmas,
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Silent Night and many
A must for all Blues, Rock, and Jazz fans.
more festive favourites.
Last few seats remaining.
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AN EVENiNg ANDREW O'NEiLL JOSEpHiNE DAViES
WitH KAtY LiED OccULt cOmEDiAN QUiNtEt
Sat 8 January 8pm Wed 19 January 8pm Fri 21 January 8pm
Tickets £10 Tickets £10 Tickets £12.50
An amazing evening of Andrew O’Neill is, quite simply, Tenor saxophonist and composer
music from emerging Roots- British comedy’s hottest property Josephine Davies, a Guildhall
Rockers Katy Lied, who have right now. In 2010 he toured the graduate and Perrier Award
completed their third studio world, with appearances at the Winner, leads this exciting and
album Winter Lightning. Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne, dynamic quintet through varied
Sydney, Brisbane and New and intricate originals, in which
The new album marks the close
Zealand Comedy Festivals, and can be heard influences of Dave
of a fiercely prolific two year spell
the Hollywood Fringe. Don't
since Katy Lied first entered the Holland and Walt Weiskopf.
miss this chance to see the most
public consciousness with the The band was formed in 2008
exciting young comedian around.
radio hit Late Arrival in 2008. and released their debut album
With the line up now settled Probably the best actual jokes Perspective in 2010. Featuring
and featuring guitarist/ I’ve heard on the Fringe this year... trumpet player Robbie Robson,
songwriter Duncan Hamilton, his skill with language is on a par pianist/organist Ross Stanley,
lead singer Katie Harnett, with the best of Peep Show or veteran Dave Whitford on
drummer Paul Burgess and The Day Today
bass and E17 Jazz Collectives’
bassist Jo Wadeson, Katy Lied The Guardian
drummer Nick Smalley.
have been gigging solidly for the O’Neill packs in more gags and info
last twelve months as their fan A winning combination of great
than anyone else on the circuit...
base broadens. Winter Lightning writing and a band good in
I doubt you’ll find a funnier (and
affirms this has been time well ensemble and solo work
more thought-provoking) show
spent, boasting, as it does a The Northern Echo
– a Must-See Show
tougher, often stripped down The Stage www.myspace.com/
and more unified sound.
With support from Dayve Dean. www.bestmed.co.uk Part of Jazz Nights Season, 25%
discount available, ask for details
arts cENtrE 23
Yellow Earth presents
cALL mR RObESON WHY tHE LOUiSE JAmESON iN
A LiFE WitH SONgS LiON DANcED pULLiNg FAcES
Tues 25 January 8pm Wed 26 & Thurs 27 January Wed 26 January 8pm
Tickets £10.50 Wed 1.30pm & 6pm Tickets £12.50
Discounts available Thurs 10am & 1.30pm
Written and performed by Tayo Aluko. Celebrate Chinese New Year with Louise Jameson (EastEnders)
Yellow Earth! plays 12 different characters,
Paul Robeson is a famous actor,
and tells us what has brought
singer and civil rights campaigner. Every thirteenth moon the
her to this critical point in her life.
When he gets too radical and dreaded monster Nian pays a
Should she go under the knife
outspoken for the establishment's visit to the village. The audience,
to enhance her looks, or...
liking, he is branded a traitor, cast in the role of villagers,
to hell with it, go on a date
harassed, and denied opportunities must protect themselves.
with her toy boy?
to perform or travel. This journey Which animal can save them?
through his life highlights how Louise plays Joanne Taylor –
The story behind The Lion Dance
his activism caused him to be a former TV Diva who is on
is brought to you with all the
disowned and disremembered. the verge of her 55th birthday,
excitement, colour and sounds
seriously single, 'hot-flushing'
It features some famous songs and of the Chinese New Year by
and about to make some drastic
speeches, including a rendition of Yellow Earth, the UK’s award-
changes in her life.
Ol’ Man River, and a spectacularly winning British East Asian
defiant testimony to the Senate Theatre Company. Pulling Faces is an acerbic, topical
House Un-American Activities comedy about society’s obsession
After the show, join the
Committee. Tayo Aluko, who has with youth, beauty and
performers in celebrating. Learn
sung as baritone soloist with the transformation.
some Lion Dance steps and
Hallé Orchestra, brings one of the help scare away the monster! Bridget Jones 30 years on!
20th Century’s most impressive Hackney Gazette
but overlooked figures back to Written by Carey English
life in this powerful, compelling Directed by Kumiko Mendl
performance. Recommended age 5+
Recommended age 12+
Post show Q&A
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Ensemble presents Lyngo Theatre Company presents
pORtRAitS iN SONg
EDitH piAF & bERtOLt bREcHt StAN tRAcEY tRiO WAtcH tHE biRDY
Thurs 3 February 8pm Fri 4 February 8pm Sat 5 February
Tickets £10.50 Tickets £12.50 11am & 2.30pm
Discounts available Discounts £10.50 Tickets £5
Performed by Elizabeth Mansfield Stan Tracey was honoured this It is almost winter but egg is still
Accompanied by Stephen Rose year with an OBE to add to egg: ‘What’s wrong with you?’
the CBE he was previously asks Mum, ‘Are you shy, are you
Elizabeth Mansfield’s gripping
awarded. Now one of our most worried or are you just lazy?’
portraits of Edith Piaf and Bertolt
eminent jazz musicians, Stan She can’t wait to find out – it’s
Brecht bring each vividly to life in a
has been a regular visitor to getting late and egg can’t stay
full, dramatic evening, interwoven
the Arts Centre for over 20 all by himself in the big forest.
with their unforgettable songs.
years, appearing with several There are bears and wolves
About as far apart as you can get,
different ensembles. and eagles! And Percy... no, you
Piaf and Brecht, two great figures
can trust Percy, he looks after
of European chanson and ballad, This year we’re delighted to
all the small things and lives
connect by contrast. Piaf engages present his long established trio
in the forest with his friends...
the heart, Brecht engages the with son Clark on drums and
Can they all help Birdy to hatch?
mind.Yet his songs, like Piaf’s, Andrew Cleyndert on double
And can they stop him from
are full of fantastic theatricality bass, and we’re also hoping
ending up as an eggy breakfast?
and drama... and through the to hear some solo piano music
single voice of the performer two and duets for piano and drums. Performed by Patrick Lynch
powerfully different world views (CBeebies Razzle Dazzle) this is
emerge. The songs will be a show full of magic, surprises
sung in English, many in new Part of Jazz Nights Season, and our special ‘theatre-toys’,
translations by award-winning 25% discount available, with songs and original music.
writer Steve Trafford. ask for details
Come and watch the Birdy!
Mansfield delivers the famous Recommended age 3+
songs superbly In the Studio
Free post show talk
arts cENtrE 25
The Royal Geographical Society Appetite Dance Productions
(with IBG) presents presents
LiFE AFtER LiFE &
LONDON cOmmUNitY HUmAN pLANEt tHE HEARt OF Him
gOSpEL cHOiR WitH DALE tEmpLAR DANcE DOUbLE biLL
Sat 5 February 8pm Tues 8 February 8pm Thurs 10 February 8pm
Tickets £14.50, £16.50 Tickets £10.50, discounts £9.50 Tickets £10.50
RGS-IBG members £8.50 Discounts available
From humble beginnings in Dale Templar is the series North east based Appetite
1982 as Britain’s first concert producer of Human Planet. After Dance is led by Chinese born,
gospel choir to singing at finishing her post graduate north east England based dance
Wembley at the FA Cup Final, degree in journalism she joined creator Apple Yang.
The London Community BBC News and Current Affairs. Life After Life takes us on the
Gospel Choir have grown to She then worked in both BBC hero's journey from birth,
be a world-wide phenomenon. Science and Documentary through childhood and the
departments before joining the
Renowned for their funky gospel arrogance of youth, to the
Natural History Unit in Bristol.
flair, swing-beat, R‘n’B traditional struggles in adult life to balance
For the first time the BBC Natural
and soulful arrangements, the quest for individuality with
History Unit has produced a
invigorating choreography and the demands of tradition.
landmark series about humans.
vocal gymnastics, this dynamic
Human Planet took three years to In The Heart Of Him, Apple Yang
group have performed at Live 8
make and was filmed in over 70 depicts the hero through the
and Glastonbury. Now you
locations, including many of the eyes of his lover, the hero of
can catch them in Darlington
remotest places on earth. The one woman’s life-story, and
for one night only.
series is about man and nature, asks does she believe in him
Energetic, professional, inspiring and the surprising connections because she loves him, or
and spirit filled... whatever word between the two. Join her as does she love him because
you choose to describe the she reveals the stories that lie she believes in him?
sound and vision of the London behind the making of this Performance will also coincide
Community Gospel Choir, ‘there remarkable production. with the Chinese New Year.
ain’t no stopping them now’.
Book now - don’t miss this show.
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Chapterhouse Theatre Company present
pRiDE AND pREJUDicE
bY JANE AUStEN
Wed 16 February 8pm
StARRiNg tHE bEAt cLUb
Fri 11 February 8pm
Following last year’s sell-out
makes a welcome return to
the Arts Centre.
Within minutes of this show
starting, you’ll know exactly why
Merseymania swept across the
globe in the 1960s. This is how
the beat groups really sounded
Adapted by Laura Turner
at the most famous club in the
world – The Cavern in Liverpool. Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company
as we meet Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters. Whilst their
Fronted by scouser Steve
interfering mother engineers various courtships, sisters
Quillon, Merseymania spotlights
Elizabeth and Jane must pursue their own quest for true love.
the exciting times of 1965 and
1969. Featuring great songs by Amongst misunderstandings, mistakes and miscommunications,
The Beatles, The Searchers, The the two girls must fight for the men they love, until Elizabeth
Stones, The Drifters, The Who can finally surpass her prejudices to see past the proud
and many more, along with exterior of the enigmatic Mr Darcy. After all, it is a truth
a stageset to help recreate the universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession
Club’s atmosphere! of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Not to be missed. Free post show talk
arts cENtrE 27
The People’s Theatre Company
NEiL iNNES HOW tHE KOALA
A pEOpLE’S gUiDE tO LEARNt tO HUg
WORLD DOmiNAtiON JULiAN SmitH bY StEVEN LEE
Fri 18 February 8pm Wed 23 February 8pm Fri 25 February 2.30pm
Tickets £15 Tickets £15 Tickets £7
A wry, poignant, humorous and Star of Britain’s Got Talent. Adapted from the book How The
topical one man show, spiced Koala Learnt To Hug and Other
Julian Smith’s distinctive
with anecdotes of Neil’s life Australian Fairytales by Steven
soprano saxophone sound has
and times in the worlds of Lee and written especially for
been heard all over the world
media and show business. parents to enjoy with their
on Sony’s Classic Chillout
Neil is best known for his children, How The Koala Learnt
Series, under his previous stage
collaborative work with Monty To Hug is a charming, tale about
name Joolz Gianni. He became
Python, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah the magic of family and the
better known after achieving
Band and The Rutles while his importance of a nice warm hug!
runner up place in the 2009
TV shows for BBC 2, The Innes series of Britain’s Got Talent. So join us and a host of wild
Book of Records have become characters including Natascha
Since the show, he has been
cult classics. the Witch and Karen the Koala
invited to play for the Prime
Neil’s solo shows tickle the for some great stories, sing
Minister and Prince Charles and
emotions with a potent mix along songs, superb games and
has toured arenas with the other
of fine musicianship and first class hugging! All you need
BGT finalists. He also duetted
enlightened lyricism, packed are your ears – and your arms!
with Kenny G at The Albert
with sharp observations As an extra treat get your book,
Hall, and has released his
celebrating the absurdities of which will be available at a
album Chilled 2 The Sax.
modern existence. Neil says special price, signed by Steven
Don’t miss out on this after the show!
‘If I could describe what it is I
great evening of music.
do on stage in a sentence or two, Recommended age 4 to 104!
or even a cleverly constructed A Huge Talent In the Studio
paragraph, then there would Simon Cowell
be absolutely no need for me Stunning... Absolutely Stunning
to go on stage and do it’. Amanda Holden
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Fresh Glory Productions presents
A pLAY bY tHE LiONS pARt
Thurs 24 – Sat 26 February
**** A truly remarkable and sparkling piece of theatre which celebrates
The British at their absolute best an extraordinary episode in Britain’s history – the Women’s Land Army
The Daily Telegraph of World War II.
This delightful play charts the personal journeys of four women
who sign up to become Land Girls, determined to work endless,
backbreaking hours on farms across the country in a bid to do their
best for the War Effort.
Based on hundreds of letters and interviews with the original Land
Girls along with songs from the period, Lilies on the Land is a revealing,
funny, wonderfully moving and utterly captivating portrait of some
of Britain’s pluckiest, unsung heroes. Simply unmissable, this is theatre
at its most memorable.
Free post show talk
arts cENtrE 29
The Nuffield Theatre,
Out of Joint Theatre Southampton and Forest Forge
Company presents Theatre present Routes Music presents
A DiSH OF tEA tHE WOLVES OF
WitH DOctOR WiLLOUgHbY cHASE
JOHNSON bY JOAN AiKEN 4 pARtS gUitAR
Tues 1 March 8pm Wed 2 March 1.30pm & 7pm Thurs 3 March 8pm
Tickets £10.50 Tickets 1.30pm £5 Tickets £15
Discounts available 7pm £8 Discounts £5
By James Boswell, with A thrilling adventure set in an 4 Parts Guitar features Raymond
additional material by Russell alternative history of England, Burley, Clive Carroll, John
Barr and Ian Redford. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Etheridge and Gordon Giltrap.
is the story of two brave and Since the success of 3 Parts
Meet Samuel Johnson – poet,
determined girls who have to Guitar in 2009 Ray, John and
essayist and compiler of the
struggle against ferocious wolves, Gordon thought they would like
first English dictionary. This
snowy wastelands and a very to do it again. A concert with
evening of anecdotes and witty
evil guardian, Miss Slighcarp. The Clive led to the inclusion of
conversation brings to life one
story imagines that the opening of yet another guitarist and three
of the most colourful figures
the Channel Tunnel has led to became four! All have had
of the eighteenth century:
dangerous wolves roaming Britain. previous collaborations with
irritable, generous, depressive
This is not the only danger that artists such as John Williams,
yet hilarious. And meet
cousins Bonnie and Sylvia, and Rick Wakeman, Stephane
characters from his life, from
their friend Simon the Goose-boy, Grappelli and Cliff Richard.
biographer James Boswell and
must face as they encounter
painter Joshua Reynolds, to The concert will be a mix of
the society hostess who was solo, duo, trio and quartet pieces
and mysterious scheming.
Johnson’s final, unrequited, love. and the music is spontaneous,
Reminiscent of Dickens and exciting, and very lovely with
Ian Redford is as close to the Edward Gorey, thrilling, funny all four players bringing their
real Dr Johnson as one could and spectacular with lush music individual magic to the mix.
ever hope to see on stage and innovative staging.
Recommended age 5+
Free post show talk
Free post show talk
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Seabright Productions and
StEVE FiSHWicK bARbERSHOpERA
QUiNtEt VERVE 2011 ApOcALYpSE NO!
Friday 4 March 8pm Tues 8 March 8pm Wed 9 March 8pm
Tickets £12.50 Tickets £10.50 Tickets £10.50
Discounts £10.50 Discounts available Discounts available
Steve has performed here Verve, the award winning Barbershop’s funniest quartet
before but this will be the first postgraduate performance is back, in a double award-
appearance by his co-leader company of the Northern School winning new show that
Osian Roberts and their quintet of Contemporary Dance, features follows international tours
with Dave Chamberlain on bass, dancers fresh from intensive and a BBC Radio 4 broadcast.
Matt Fishwick on drums and technical training, who will go on God summons four dastardly
Mike Gorman on piano. to work with some of the UK’s horsemen to unleash total
most highly regarded dance destruction, but unfortunately
The quintet has built a strong
companies. Energetic, thought Beth turns up instead of Death.
reputation as one of the most
provoking, contemporary dance Cue mistaken identity, four-part
consistent and exciting live
performed by some of Europe’s harmony and at least one
acts on the UK Jazz scene.
most talented young dancers. hobby horse.
They play mainly original music
A mixed bill of new dance works
with some standards, the Barbershopera played to rave
created by leading international
emphasis being on swinging reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe
choreographers. The variety of
improvisation with a 1950s/60s and in London’s West End.
choreographic styles and ideas
‘hard bop’ sensibility.
will appeal to all. Sharply funny one-liners and
www.stevefishwickjazz.com flawless a cappella singing ****
www.nscd.ac.uk/verve The Scotsman
Part of Jazz Nights Season,
25% discount available, As much fun as it’s possible
ask for details. to have in a theatre ****
Edinburgh Evening News
arts cENtrE 31
Theatre Hullabaloo presents
FiVE miLES JUpp tHE mAN WHO
A LAbORAtORY FOR tHE SENSES FibbER iN tHE HEAt WAS HAmLEt
Sat 12 March 11am & 2.30pm Tues 15 March 8pm Tues 22 March 8pm
Tickets £5 Tickets £12 Tickets £10.50
Discounts £10 Discounts available
What is this? What does it look After pulling a few strings and Written and performed by
like? How does it feel? Does it telling some little lies, an George Dillon who for twenty
make a noise? Join two dancers unprepared and unqualified years has been wowing
and a live musician as they use Jupp heads to India with the audiences and winning awards.
their eyes and ears, noses and English press to embark on a The Man Who Was Hamlet
mouths, fingers and feet to month long, sun-soaked is another superbly crafted solo
discover a world of play that disaster (and some minor show. Which tells the comical,
makes the ordinary extraordinary. triumphs). A sorry tale of how tragical and utterly scandalous
The show introduces our five he attempted to become a history of the man some
human senses in a fun and cricket journalist by the unlikely, believe was the true William
interactive way and transforms ill – thought out and dishonest Shakespeare – Edward de Vere,
the theatre into a laboratory for method of pretending to be one. 17th Earl of Oxford.
the senses, where the dancers Miles Jupp is an award winning If you are interested in theatre,
move among the audience and stand up and actor who has literature, history or just great
music fills the air. Performances recently appeared in the feature story-telling, don’t miss
available for Darlington schools film Made In Dagenham and the The Man Who Was Hamlet!
1 – 18 March. Please call Theatre BBC’s The Thick Of It, Mock The
Hullabaloo on 01325 352 004 Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Truly masterly... amazing...
for details. Roadshow as well as appearing electrifying... wicked!
as a regular character in Rev. www.fringereview.co.uk
**** MUST SEE! A clever script...
Recommended age 3+ His script is exquisite, full of a masterful performance!
and their grown-ups elegant metaphor, and his oration The Stage
In the Studio of it is compelling... a classy hour
of storytelling Free post show talk
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Phil McIntyre Entertainment
Tavaziva Dance presents presents
JONi mitcHELL mARK tHOmAS
pROJEct DOUbLE tAKE EXtREmE RAmbLiNg
(WaLking tHe WaLL)
Wed 23 March 8pm Thurs 24 March 8pm Wed 30 March 8pm
Tickets £12 Tickets £10.50 Tickets £15
Discounts available Discounts £10
Sally Barker (The Poozies) There are two sides to every story... Following his sell-out nationwide
presents a captivating evening show The Manifesto, award-
of Joni Mitchell’s poignant winning comedian and activist
there comes triumph
early songs in a show dedicated Mark Thomas returns with his
to one of the truly great Through pain... there comes love brand new show: The Wall.
singer songwriters. After a storm... comes a calm Never one to take the easy
option, Mark decided to go
Sally is joined by Glen Hughes Double Take is an intensely rambling in the Middle East
on piano and dulcimer and courageous double bill and walked the entire length
Debbie Cassel on banjo and surveying the impact of of the Israeli Separation Barrier
backing vocals. These musicians black dance and Bawren crossing between the Israeli and
take you on a dynamic journey Tavaziva’s contribution to the Palestinian side. This is the
through the heart and mind. the contemporary dance story of 300,000 settlers; a 750 km
This celebration of Joni Mitchell's landscape in Britain. wall; six arrests, one stoning; too
genius is much more than just a Heavyweight choreographer much hummus and a simple
tribute act. Sally Barker takes some and musician Bawren Tavaziva question...‘Can you ever get away
of the most iconic and challenging unravels an inspirational from it all with a good walk?’
songs in Joni's catalogue... soundtrack accompanied by the ***** Moving and inspiring...
the result is an evening of music sweet sounds of African vocalist as gripping as any live performance
that respects the original Tsungai Tsikirai and his you will see
arrangements... Joni Mitchell fantastically exuberant dancers, The Guardian
would be proud of what she in this celebration of culture,
has inspired hardship, agony and joy. ... A brilliant investigative
Peter Doggett, MOJO journalist disguised as a
comedian... very funny indeed
arts cENtrE 33
Mind the Gap presents Hull Truck Theatre presents
RObERt FOWLER AN AWARD WiNNiNg ADAptAtiON
OF JOHN StEiNbEcK’S LADY cHAttERLEY’S
QUARtEt OF micE AND mEN LOVER
Fri 1 April 8pm Tues 5 April 8pm Wed 6 April 8pm
Tickets £12.50 Tickets £10.50 Tickets £10.50
Discounts £10.50 Discounts available Discounts available
Although Robert had appeared An extraordinary tale of By D.H. Lawrence, adapted
here before with Alan Barnes friendship, loyalty and the and directed by Nick Lane
and Karen Sharp, it was his power of dreams. Lady Constance Chatterley is
performance a year ago, when he trapped in a loveless marriage.
George and Lennie are drifters
deputised at very short notice for Injured in battle, her husband
who have only each other and
Scott Hamilton, which won him Clifford is unable to satisfy her
their shared search for the
most new fans. He’s performed sexual desires and so she finds
American Dream. George is
with a variety of bands including herself in the arms of another.
the sharp little guy who looks
Humphrey Lyttelton and he Her paramour is her husband’s
out for Lennie, his big-hearted
played clarinet on Harry Potter gamekeeper! As their passionate
companion who, unaware of his
and the Half Blood Prince. love affair reaches its climax, the
own strength, seems unable to
Featured on both tenor constraints of Constance’s
keep out of trouble. A tragic trail
saxophone and clarinet, Robert class-led society are broken
of events threatens to destroy
will be appearing this time with down as the two lovers find
the very dream that unites them.
his regular quartet with Robin fulfilment with each other.
Aspland on piano, Matt Skelton Mind the Gap is an award- Written in 1925, D.H. Lawrence’s
drums and Jeremy Brown bass. winning theatre company that controversial work was banned
works with learning disabled from sale until 1960 for its frank
The first thing anyone notices
and non-disabled artists as and explicit depiction of sex and
about his tenor saxophone playing
equals. This original and its portrayal of a passionate and
is the tone. It's broad, warm and
inspiring re-telling was the first adulterous love affair. Years
juicy, a perfect fit for his calm,
to feature a full cast of actors ahead of its time, this work deals
with a learning disability. with sexual taboos that are still
Recommended age 11+ present in society even today.
Part of Jazz Nights Season, 25%
discount available, ask for details Free post show talk Contains strong language
Recommended age 14+
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Travelling Light and
Polka Children’s Theatre present London Classic Theatre present
LEt ‘Em ROLL, HitS, LOSt AND FOUND AFtER miSS JULiE
JAzz AND bLUES tOUR bY OLiVER JEFFERS bY pAtRicK mARbER
Thurs 7 April 8pm Fri 8 & Sat 9 April Tues 12 April 8pm
Tickets £18.50 Fri 10am & 1.30pm Tickets £10.50
Sat 11am & 2.30pm Discounts available
The Manfreds, with original Once there was a boy and Seduction. Passion. Obsession.
Manfred Mann ‘front man’ Paul one day he found a penguin July 1945. A country house near
Jones, will be performing many at his door... London. Celebrations for the
of their hits along with a mix of He didn’t know where it came Labour Party’s landslide election
Jazz and Blues songs from some from or who it belonged to. victory are in full swing. The lady
of their best-known albums. The penguin looked sad and of the house, Miss Julie, descends
Paul Jones, with his unique the boy thought it must be lost. into the servants’ kitchen to seek
harmonica sound, will be So he decided to help it find its out John, her father’s chauffeur.
joined by fellow Manfred Mann way home, even if that meant As the night draws in and
members, Mike Hugg on rowing all the way to the flirtation turns to passion,
keyboards and Tom McGuinness South Pole. the two lovers embark on a
on lead guitar, plus Rob consuming and deadly dance
Travelling Light teams up with
Townsend on drums, Marcus of desire. Sex, class and ambition
Polka Children’s Theatre to
Cliffe on bass guitar and Simon battle for centre stage as Patrick
create an enchanting new show.
Currie on saxophone and flute. Marber relocates Strindberg’s
Based on the award-winning
brutal, sensual love story to
All are excellent musicians book by the popular author/
who will provide a full illustrator Oliver Jeffers, Lost
evening’s entertainment and Found is a heart-warming An unforgettable night of
with a few ‘surprise’ renditions tale of adventure, bravery, white-hot theatrical intensity
of their music. and true love. Daily Telegraph
Recommended age 3-7 Contains some strong language
In the Studio Recommended age 16+
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FORtHcOmiNg HigHLigHtS... bOOKiNg NOW
tHE pUppEt LAb pRESENtS HA HA HOLmES!
LOSt SOcK pRiNcESS tHE bEASt OF tHE bLiStERViLLES
trestle unmasked presents
Wed 27 April 11am & 2.30pm Wed 4 May 8pm
Tickets £5 Tickets £14
tHE biRtHDAY Discounts £12
OF tHE iNFANtA Who wants to be different? a marvellous comedy thriller
Wear odd clothes? Have a pet in two acts. Book now for a
Thurs 14 April 8pm sock? Wear a red crown...? fantastic night out. Bring your
Tickets £10.50 Meet the lost sock Princess! friends and family for this is a
Discounts available recommended age 3+ sure fire hit!
in the studio
Adults and young people
alike are invited by the
Infanta, the Spanish princess,
to her twelfth birthday party.
This is the only day of the
year she is allowed to play
with other children, but
mixing with those not of her
own rank comes at a price.
Adapted from the bittersweet cERi DUpREE
story by Oscar Wilde and
performed in Trestle’s unique
DiVALiciOUS!!!! DAVE bARRY’S FOUR
physical style, The Birthday
of the Infanta captures a Thurs 5 May 8pm Fri 6 May 8pm
transitional moment of Tickets £15 Tickets £12
choice when the heart Discounts £13.50 Discounts £10
could melt or freeze.
the uK’s leading female ‘Four’ refers not only to the
Drawing on the passion and impersonator, the fabulous band which features dave
rhythms of Spain, Trestle and flamboyant, ceri dupree himself on drums, Mornington
Unmasked takes you on a is back on the road with his lockett on saxes, John
compelling journey, through New One Man, One dozen donaldson piano and arnie
the constraints of social diva’s show! somogyi on bass, but also to the
hierarchies to the price inspiration behind the music.
paid for love. Part of Jazz Nights season, 25%
Recommended age 9+ discount available, ask for details
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There is so much on offer for young people at
the Arts Centre. Challenge yourself and take
part in term time theatre and dance classes, Get messy and crafty... with ArtsSpark
or fill your holidays with performance projects BCreative. Try out drawing, painting, ceramics,
and art activities. 3D arts and crafts in our weekly Art-A-Tac and
You can also join our membership scheme and Clay Play classes.
access free theatre tickets for a great choice of
theatre shows. What are you waiting for? Check
out our website at www.darlingtonarts.co.uk
or contact Bonnie Davies, Education and
Outreach Officer on (01325) 348848. Looking for A Night Less Ordinary... become
an ArtsSpark member! Darlington Arts Centre and
Civic Theatre are giving away FREE Theatre tickets
to young people under the age of 26 until the end
of February 2011. Look out for the spark symbol
on brochure pages highlighting shows that have
FREE Theatre tickets available. Check out the
Learn, create and have fun... with ArtsSpark website for full details.
Youth Theatre. Sessions are available to all
young people aged 5-19, regardless of previous
North East Regional Youth Theatre
experience or ability. Festival - 29th Jan 2011
ArtsSpark at Darlington Arts Centre will be
hosting the first Regional Youth Theatre Festival
(RYTF) in partnership with NAYT on 29th January
2011. The Festival is a fantastic opportunity for
Discover, achieve and get active... with youth theatres from all corners of the region to
ArtsSpark Youth Dance, Hip Hop, Break, come together to participate in professional
or Contemporary Dance, whatever your creative workshops and share performances.
style. Or ‘Mix It Up’ at our youngest class. For more information contact Lyndsey Middleton,
Sessions available for ages 7-18. Arts Engagement Officer on (01325) 348874.
arts cENtrE 37
ViSUAL ARtS - Visual & Public Arts Officer 01325 348845
Gallery open 9am - 9pm, Mon - Sat, closed Sun
mYLES mEEHAN gALLERY
DREAmS mADE mANiFESt, HALimA cASSELL, UNtiL SAt 8 JANUARY
L'Hermitage (detail), Paul Collinson Carnival 1966, James Selby Mr Rude, Graeme Hopper
FAVOURitE bOROUgH ARt RUDE mAN AND
LANDScApE cOLLEctiON OtHER WORKS
pAUL cOLLiNSON YOUNg cURAtORS EXHibitiON gRAEmE HOppER
Fri 21 January – Sat 19 March Fri 25 March – Sat 21 May Fri 27 May – Sat 23 July
Preview and refreshments: Preview and refreshments: Preview and refreshments:
Thurs 20 January 6-8pm Thurs 24 March 6-8pm Thursday 26th May 6-8pm
FREE Gallery Talk: FREE Gallery Talk: FREE Gallery Talk:
Fri 21 January 12noon-1pm Fri 25 March 12noon-1pm Fri 27th May 12noon-1pm
England’s Favourite Landscape As part of ongoing initiatives An independent artist,
features paintings with a to widen access, young people blacksmith and sculptor for
strong element of the real and will be invited to work on a more than 20 years, Graeme
experienced landscape mixed project to curate an exhibition Hopper specialises in functional
with references to historic and of The Borough Collection; and sculptural ironwork. His
contemporary English landscape opportunities will include style is fresh and unique and he
ideologies, design and use. working with regional artists, has completed many pieces of
However the views presented gallery visits and creatively public art which successfully
are made-up model landscapes, responding to the Collection. unify contemporary design
low-tech miniature follies, The exhibition will span both with the natural environment.
captured by the camera for Myles Meehan Gallery and This exhibition will showcase
the process of painting. the Centre for Local Studies,
a breadth of unusual and
Darlington Library. extraordinary ironwork.
All welcome to previews and Gallery talks
For information on the Lounge Gallery, Glass Corridor Gallery and Craft Cabinet
exhibition programmes please visit www.darlingtonarts.co.uk
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FOLK SpRiNg tHiNg
The club meets every Thursday Thurs 3 February Wednesday 16 – Sun 20 March
at 8pm, alternating guest JUDitH HASWELL SpRiNg tHiNg 2011
nights and singarounds. At Now a regular solo guest at the A festival of entertainment with
singarounds entry is free and club, laid back guitar style with dance displays, singarounds,
everyone is welcome to sing, a gorgeous voice. ceilidhs, stalls, Camra Bar,
play along or just watch the Tickets £5 Morris/Sword/Clog dancers and
performance. Singarounds are children’s events. Look out for a
held in the Club Room. All leaflet in the new year with full
tickets available in advance. times, tickets and details.
Dec 16, 23 & 30, Jan 13 & 27,
Feb 10 & 24, Mar 3, 10 & 31,
Apr 7 & 21
Thurs 17 February
The world renowned song poet
returns with his songs old and
new and sublime guitar
Fri 17 Dec
Thurs 24 March
@ tHe aRts
The most popular folk
entertainer in the country, OtHER ROADS
his shows are a sheer delight. Top class three piece band led
Book early! by Pete Abbott.
Tickets £11 East Hall Tickets £6
Thurs 6 January Thurs 14 April
Penni mcLaRen-WaLkeR miRANDA SYKES Splinter continues its series of
concerts featuring jazz and
A warm welcome to award- AND REX pREStON
improvised music from the best
winning singer songwriter First visit from this duo
of the dynamic young groups
Penni, her first visit to the club. who have been taking the
who’ve emerged in the North
Tickets £5 folk world by storm.
East over the past five years.
Thurs 20 January Organised by regional jazz
tOm mccONViLLE Thurs 28 April development agency JazzAction,
AND DAViD NEWEY ANtHONY JOHN cLARK the programme will cover a
Tom is one of the busiest folk Singer songwriter John wide range of styles.
fiddle players around, tonight is a class act, his songs are Mondays at 8pm on the
he will be accompanied by recognised as some of the following dates: Jan 10 & 24,
David Newey on guitar. best new songs around. Feb 7 & 21, March 7 & 21.
Tickets £6 Tickets £6 Tickets £4 on the door
arts cENtrE 39
DARLiNgtON ARtS cENtRE R‘n’b cLUb
All at 8pm in the Garden Bar unless stated
Sat 18 December Friday 4 February Fri 29 April
NicKY mOORE’S bLUES JAmES O’HARA bAND LaRRy gaRneR (Usa) WitH
cORpORAtiON pLUS SUppORt For the past twenty years tHE NORmAN bEAKER bAND
gREEN mAc James has been at the forefront American Bluesman Larry
Still time to get tickets for our of British Blues, with his rousing Garner has found a true musical
Christmas gig in the East Hall, feel for the guitar and his awe soul mate in British Blues
so book now and enjoy a inspiring voice. veteran Norman Beaker.
master at work! Tickets £10.50 Put them on stage together,
Tickets £10 and they are definitely drawing
Fri 18 February from the same musical roots.
SmOKiN’ HOgS Tickets £12.50
Rocky and punchy Blues with
a distinctive sound which has its
roots in the late 60’s and early
70's British Rock & Blues era.
Fri 4 March
Fri 7 January pAUL LAmb &
tHE ALLigAtORS tHE KiNgSNAKES
This local band recently
A refreshing mixture of youth
reformed, with Dr. Feelgood Thurs 30 December 8pm
and experience, the experience
front man Robert Kane leading
of Paul Lamb who has spent the tHE migHtY SmOKiN’ SpitFiRES
the band. Come and enjoy,
last thirty-something years Tickets £8.50 East Hall
you know an entertaining
playing in clubs, and the youth
evening is guaranteed.
from his son Ryan who is now
the lead guitarist in the band.
Fri 21 January Tickets £12.50
tHE bLUE biSHOpS Fri 25 March
The Blue Bishops work at the
rocky end of the R’n’B and Blues
KYLA bROX bAND
A heady mix of moody, classic
spectrum. Yet, at the same time,
Blues, songs that showcase
they are acknowledged for the
sensitivity and dynamics of an awesome performance,
performances that can go from brimming with heart and
a whisper to a roar in just a soul and bursting with energy.
few moments. Tickets £10.50
Tickets £10.50 Fri 11 February 8pm
Fri 15 April
HOKiE JOiNt tHE pAUL RODgERS StORY
Plus Support Victims Of The Fury
A new band to the R’n’B Club,
Tickets £8.50 East Hall
Hokie Joint cover all corners
of the Blues, from perfectly Fri 8 April
executed slow Blues to bLAcKDOg
high-energy upbeat numbers. Tribute to Led Zeppelin.
Tickets £10.50 Tickets £7.50 Garden Bar
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DARLiNgtON DARLiNgtON DARLiNgtON
piANO mUSic NEW ORLEANS
SOciEtY SOciEtY JAzz cLUb
Sat 15 January 7.30pm Sat 22 January 7.30pm All events at 12.30pm
ALEXANDRA DARiEScU pLANE DUKES RAHmAN Sat 5 February
Beethoven, J S Bach,
Mozart, Enesco, Ireland,
tHE YOUNg RED ONiON
Chopin, Schumann, Liszt
Schumann and Bruch. JAzz bAND
and Wagner. Some fine young musicians
Sat 19 February 7.30pm from the north east, be
Sat 12 February 7.30pm
Pei-Jee ng (ceLLO) & prepared to be amazed
LibOR NOVAcEK cHiaO-ying cHang (PianO) by this quality group.
Haydn, Janacek and Beethoven Bartok, Bruch, Tickets £6 (Garden Bar)
Mussorgsky. and Prokofiev.
Sat 5 March
Sat 12 March 7.30pm Sat 26 March 7.30pm miLLENNiUm EAgLE JAzz bAND
SARAH bEtH bRiggS tHE StANFORD StRiNg QUARtEt A welcome return to this quality
Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart Beethoven, Sally Beamish band from the Midlands led by
and Liszt. and Elgar. ace reed player Matt Palmer.
Sat 2 April 7:30pm Tickets £8 (Garden Bar)
Sat 16 April 7.30pm
yURi PateRsOn–OLenicH tHE bOREAS tRiO Sat 9 April
Masterclass at 10.30am (viOLin OBOe & PianO) mARtiN LittON AND
Schubert, Granados, Bach, Beethoven, Grovlez, tOm [sPats] LangHam
Medtner and Liszt. Elgar & Salieri. Tom amazed everyone with his
All tickets £12, All tickets £10, OAPS £9, virtuosity at the club last year
U21s & JSA £6 under 26s free and for this visit teams up with
Martin one of the country’s
Season tickets available from Season tickets available from finest pianists. Martin is a
Pauline Duffy 01388 602809 Mr R Tooze 01325 467163 committed disciple of Jelly Roll
Single tickets available from Single tickets available Morton and can equally capture
the Box Office from the Box Office the magic of other greats such
as Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson
and Duke Ellington.
Tickets £8 (Theatre)
Sat 30 April
JEFF bARNHARt & JOHN HALLAm
An extra special event. Return
of the amazing American
pianist Jeff Barnhart with
outstanding reed man John
Hallam. A truly classic
combination who always thrill
with exquisite musical dexterity
and lively banter from Jeff.
Tickets £8 (Club Room)
arts cENtrE 41
ARtS cENtRE Wed 2 March 7.30pm ADULt ARtS cOURSES
VANE WOmEN From painting to pottery, textiles
Thurs 23 December 7.30pm
Two members of Vane Women,
WELcOmE YULE! Jackie Litherland and Marilyn
to tai chi, stained glass to glass
tHE DARLiNgtON Longstaff will be giving readings
painting, learn something new
cLARiNEt ENSEmbLE’S from their latest publications.
or develop existing skills. The
term starts 17 January and runs
cHRiStmAS cONcERt Entry is free and there will be
for 10 weeks. Booking opens on
The ensemble will be conducted an opportunity to buy books
7 December, book online, on the
by John MacKenzie to give a on the evening.
concert of music for the festive phone or in person.
Wed 20 – Sat 23 April
season. Proceeds will go to the For further information visit our
Wed, Thurs, Fri 7.30pm,
Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust. website or call the Box Office.
Tickets £8, discounts £6
Spennymoor Youth Theatre
Thurs 27 January 1pm
Each year Darlington Borough
Council holds an event to
Memorial Day. The event
seeks to remember those
who suffered as a result of the
Holocaust and recent genocides. RENt
For further information A chance to be part of one of
tel 01325 388 287 the most moving and exciting
musical theatre experiences
Wed 2 February 7.30pm
of all time! Jonathan Larson’s OpENARt StUDiO
exuberant East Village rock
Conducted by David Plews. version of Puccini’s opera La The Openart Studio is an
The orchestra present an Bohème. Larson’s stirring and initiative for anyone over
evening of soulful music with life-affirming score captures the the age of 18. A partnership
a northern European flavour, heart and spirit of a generation working with PCT Darlington
along with show stopping swing of struggling artists, addicts, and Health and DBC to promote
numbers from Irving Berlin. impoverished young people living community inclusiveness for
The perfect antidote to the in the shadow of AIDS, battling people with mental health
February blues. the coming wave of gentrification. issues and anyone who has
Tickets £6 discounts £4 A time capsule of a world where an interest in the arts.
hope crawls out of dark despair,
For further information visit our
these Bohemians find the
website or call the Box Office.
salvation of love within each
other and prove there can be a
better world where art thrives,
and everything good is free.
DARLiNgtON mEDiA gROUp
Tickets Wed and Sat £8 A community facility for public
Thurs and Fri £12 use, for further information
Discounts £10 tel 01325 488139.
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HOW tO bOOK AccESS
We charge a £1.75 booking fee on bookings over ciVic tHEAtRE – There is level access into the
£5 when paying by cheque, credit or debit card. stalls and the Conservatory Bar. We regret that
the theatre has no lift. There is an adapted toilet on
ONLiNE – www.darlingtonarts.co.uk the ground floor suitable for wheelchair users and
bY pHONE – Call 01325 486555 Mon-Sat 9am- people with mobility difficulties. An induction loop
8pm. Calls are answered in strict rotation and for use with hearing aids and an infrared hearing
may be recorded for your protection and system which requires a headset (advance booking
required) are available.
ARtS cENtRE – There is level access to the theatre,
iN pERSON – Arts Centre Reception, East Hall, the Lounge, the Studio and other ground
Civic Theatre Box Office Mon-Sat 9am-8pm floor rooms. There is a lift up to the Garden Bar and
(On Sun 2 hours before the performance) other rooms are up one or more flights of stairs.
Dolphin Centre Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-3pm An audio loop is available in the theatre for use
Cornmill Box Office Mon-Sat 10am-4pm with hearing aids.
bY pOSt – Box Office, Darlington Civic Theatre, gENERAL – Brochures are available in Braille, large
Parkgate, Darlington, DL1 1RR. print and audio. Wheelchair spaces are available
Cheques payable to Darlington Borough Council. at both venues. Guide, hearing and other working
dogs welcome. Some performances are BSL
tHROUgH A ticKEt AgENt interpreted or audio-described. Please make sure
Libraries; Bishop Auckland, Crook, Durham City you advise Box Office of your requirements at the
(Clayport and Belmont), Horden, Peterlee, time of booking to ensure availability and that all
Sedgefield, Willington and Spennymoor. aspects of your booking can be met.
Tourist Information Centres; Guisborough,
FRiENDS OF DARLiNgtON ciVic tHEAtRE AND
Leyburn, Middlesbrough, Middleton in Teesdale,
ARtS cENtRE – Benefits of joining include
Northallerton, Peterlee, Redcar, Richmond, advance booking, discounts, opportunities to
Saltburn, Stockton and Thirsk. meet the cast, a regular newsletter and Friends
Other agents at events. For further information please contact
Appleby – Appleby Travel, 16 Boroughgate Peter Parlour on 01677 422 367.
Barnard Castle – Kyle Travel, Galgate
Bedale – Motel, Leeming cHANgE OF pROgRAmmE – Due to circumstances
Hartlepool – Art Gallery & Information Centre, beyond our control it is sometimes necessary
Church Square to alter cast and programmes. Whenever it is
Stanhope – Durham Dales Centre, Castle Gardens reasonably possible advance notice of any
changes will be given.
Stokesley – Derek Wills Travel, High Street
tHEAtRE tOKENS – The perfect present –
the gift of entertainment. A1M
LAtEcOmERS – Latecomers will not be admitted
until a suitable break in the performance.
ticKEt REFUNDS AND EXcHANgES – Once
DUKE ST CIVIC
purchased, theatre tickets cannot be exchanged
nor money refunded. EL
KEEp iN tOUcH – Email sign up for regular updates R
and special offers www.darlingtonarts.co.uk
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tHEAtRE tOURS A NigHt LESS ORDiNARY
Tours can be arranged for schools and groups.
Tours take in all areas of the theatre and include
a visit backstage, where you will hear about the
history of the 103 year old Edwardian Theatre.
Learn what is involved in getting a production
set up on arrival, how it works during its run
and taking it down at the end.
Tours can be tailored to suit individual groups.
For further information please contact Peter Tate
on 01325 387731.
FOOD AND DRiNK
ciVic tHEAtRE – Signor Pepi’s Bar and the
Conservatory Bar are open one hour before
performances for pre-show drinks. For your
convenience we offer a pre-order system for
interval drinks from both bars.
ARtS cENtRE – The Lounge is a great space
for Arts Centre visitors to meet, relax and enjoy
a great range of food and drink. The scheme runs until the end of February 2011
SpONSORSHip AND cORpORAtE pARtNERSHip ScHEmE
More than 170,000 patrons attend more than 70 Join Corporate Partner The Northern Echo –
Civic Theatre productions annually. The Arts Centre looking forward to a great season of theatre.
currently welcomes approximately 55,000 visitors
to more than 250 productions every year.
Through Sponsorship and Corporate Partnership For all your regional entertainment news and
of the Civic Theatre and Arts Centre we can raise previews from the Civic Theatre and across the region.
the profile of your business, reach your company’s Previous sponsors include BHP Law,
target market and offer a number of complimentary Latimer Hinks Solicitors, Capita, Northgate,
tickets to a diverse programme of theatre and Darlington Building Society.
throughout each season.
For full Sponsorship and Corporate Partnership
You may wish to join our Corporate Partnership Scheme options and details, please contact
Scheme, or choose to sponsor a production or the Sponsorship Team on 01325 348 885 or
single performance. email: email@example.com
LEt’S mAKE A DAtE
JANUARY PAGE DATES FEbRUARY PAGE DATES
Peter Pan 3 1 – 16 How the Koala Learnt to Hug 28 25
New Year Viennese Spectacular 2 4 The Circus of Horrors 10 26
An Evening With Katy Lied 23 8
Andrew O’Neill: Occult Comedian 23 19 mARcH PAGE DATES
Don Quixote 4 20 A Dish of Tea with Doctor Johnson 30 1
Romeo and Juliet 4 21 Journey’s End 11 1–5
Josephine Davies Quintet 23 21 The Wolves of Willoughby Chase 30 2
Swan Lake 4 22 & 23 4 Parts Guitar 30 3
Call Mr Robeson 24 25 Osian Roberts/Steve Fishwick 31 4
Beyond the Barricade 5 26 Verve – 2011 31 8
Why the Lion Danced 24 26 & 27 Horrible Histories 12 8 – 12
Pulling Faces 24 26 Barbershopera Apocalypse No! 31 9
Vampires Rock 5 27 & 28 Five 32 12
The Winner Takes It All 5 29 The Blues Brothers 13 14 – 19
Miles Jupp 32 15
FEbRUARY PAGE DATES The Man Who Was Hamlet 32 22
Back For Good 6 2 GleeMania 14 22 – 26
Afrika! Afrika! 6 3 Joni Mitchell Project 33 23
Portraits in Song 25 3 Double Take 33 24
Stan Tracey Trio 25 4 Goodnight Mister Tom 15 29 – 2/4
Science Museum Live on Tour! 6 4&5 Mark Thomas 33 30
Watch the Birdy 25 5
London Community Gospel Choir 26 5 ApRiL PAGE DATES
dinnerladies 7 7 – 12 Robert Fowler Quartet 34 1
Human Planet with Dale Templar 26 8 Of Mice and Men 34 5
Life After Life & The Heart of Him 26 10 Lady Chatterley’s Lover 34 6
Merseymania 27 11 42nd Street 16 6 – 16
Flawless 8 15 – 17 The Manfreds 35 7
Pride and Prejudice 27 16 Lost and Found 35 8&9
A Night at the Movies 8 18 After Miss Julie 35 12
Neil Innes 28 18 The Birthday of the Infanta 36 14
The Counterfeit Stones 9 19 The Big Ballet 17 18
The Moscow State Circus 9 21 – 23 That’ll Be the Day 17 19
Julian Smith 28 23 Joe Brown in Concert 17 21
Lenny Henry in Cradle to Rave 10 24 Kate Rusby 18 23
Lilies on the Land 29 24 – 26 The Chuckle Brothers 18 26
Sally Morgan 10 25 John Hylton Real Diamond 18 27
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JANUARY PAGE DATES ApRiL PAGE DATES
Penni McLaren-Walker 39 6 Yuri Paterson-Olenich 41 2
The Alligators 40 7 Blackdog 40 8
Alexandra Dariescu 41 15 Martin Litton & Tom Langham 41 9
Tom McConville & David Newey 39 20 Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston 39 14
The Blue Bishops 40 21 Hokie Joint 40 15
Plane Dukes Rahman Clarinet Trio 41 22 The Boreas Trio 41 16
Holocaust Memorial Day 42 27 Rent 42 20 – 23
Anthony John Clark 39 28
FEbRUARY PAGE DATES Larry Garner/Norman Beaker Band 40 29
Darlington Orchestra 42 2 Jeff Barnhart & John Hallam 41 30
Judith Haswell 39 3
James O’Hara Band 40 4
The Young Red Onion Jazz Band 41 5
The Paul Rodgers Story 40 11
Libor Novacek 41 12
Allan Taylor 39 17
Smokin’ Hogs 40 18
Pei-Jee NG & Chiao-Ying Chang 41 19
mARcH PAGE DATES
Vane Women 42 2
Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes 40 4
Millennium Eagle Jazz Band 41 5
Sarah Beth Briggs 41 12
Spring Thing 39 16 – 20
Other Roads 39 24
Kyla Brox Band 40 25
The Stanford String Quartet 41 26
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Darlington Civic Theatre
Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR
Darlington Arts Centre
Vane Terrace, Darlington DL3 7AX
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