Spectacular shows lined up for Hawth’s winter season

Alexandra Burke. Picture by Paul Coltas
Alexandra Burke. Picture by Paul Coltas

The Hawth, Crawley, has unveiled a brand new winter season to delight and entertain all ages in the coming months.

Of course, there is the annual spectacular pantomime, plus two show-stopping West End musicals.

There is theatre, music and family shows for all ages, plus films and live screenings of performances from the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre and Royal Opera House.

Tickets for The Bodyguard (Nov 24 – Dec 5), starring Alexandra Burke have been selling fast. VIP tickets are available, offering extra special treatment during your visit, including a glass of champagne and a table reservation in the bar.

The Hawth staff are also delighted to have Blood Brothers back at the venue, (Oct 12-17). This time the show stars Marti Pellow as the Narrator and Maureen Nolan as Mrs Johnstone.

There is music galore in the new season with the sounds of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in Lets Hang On (Oct 2) and Bay City Rollers starring Les McKeown (Oct 19).

If the 1970s wasn’t your era then perhaps ’80s classics Go West and Nik Kershaw (Oct 23) are more to your taste or the swinging Big Band sound (Oct 21) of the Syd Lawrence Orchestra? People can also look forward to the return of The A-Z of Musicals (Sept 20) with a brand new show and Crawley Blues Festival’s (Oct 23 and 24) 10th anniversary.

Britain’s Got Talent’s first winner Paul Potts (Nov 3) will also be wowing audiences with his powerful voice.

Henning Wehn is back by popular demand (Oct 4) with Eins, Zwei, DIY and he’s taking to the main stage in the Theatre, having sold out the Studio on his previous visits. The comedy doesn’t stop there though; Milton Jones (Oct 9), Dave Gorman (Nov 11) and Ed Byrne (Jan 29) will also all be bringing the laughter.

Theatre fans should love seeing a classic Oscar Wilde novel brought to life in A Picture of Dorian Gray (Oct 13) and One Man Madame Butterfly (Oct 18) tells the story of Madame Butterfly’s son 30 years after the end of the iconic opera.

Acting veteran and TV star Jeffrey Holland tells the funny and often poignant tales of the Friendship between Stan and Oliver in …And This is My Friend Mr Laurel (Oct 22).

Those who love dance will be enthralled by Joss Arnott Dance’s (Nov 2) triple-bill in collaboration with Grammy Award-winning Dame Evelyn Glennie. Giselle (Jan 18) and The Nutcracker (Jan 19) from St Petersburg Ballet will delight fans of classical dance.

There’s plenty of fun for the family as Basil Brush takes to the stage (Oct 4). Anthony Horowitz’s hilarious film noir pastiche The Falcon’s Malteser (Oct 6) is a treat for young and old and Peppa Pig’s Surprise (Jan 27 and 28) is sure to delight pre-schools.

The festive season just wouldn’t be the same without a pantomime and this year’s is a giant of a show. Starring EastEnders’ Steve McFadden and Rebecca Keatley from CBeebies it’s Fe-Fi-Fo Fun and selling fast, so people are advised to book tickets for Jack and the Beanstalk (Dec 11 – Jan 3) now.

For younger children the pantomime producers have created Dear Santa in The Studio (Dec 18 and 19). This has all the ingredients of Rod Campbell’s simple and charming style, brought to life on stage with music, laughter and plenty of audience participation – plus a chance to meet Santa after the show.

Keep up-to-date with the latest news, events and films at www.hawth.co.uk, Twitter or Facebook. Call the box office on 01293 553636.

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