The Hawth – January 2018
THE CIRCUS OF HORRORS
Wednesday 10th January 7.30pm, The Hawth Crawley
After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon that is,
The Circus of Horrors returns to The Hawth with its latest brand new incarnation, Voodoo.
The spectacular show features an amazing combination of the bizarre and the fantastic, as act after act perform and weave together a sensational horror story with the darkest of magic. Driven by a mainly original soundscape and performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek, The Circus of Horrors is a night at The Theatre you will never forget..
Annually the Circus of Horrors plays over one hundred UK theatres and now takes in festivals around the world, including The Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, The Wacken Festival in Germany plus shows in Chile, Uruguay, Holland, Belgium, Argentina, France, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Hong Kong and Moscow, where it became the first UK Circus ever to perform in Russia. The show also played an astounding ten nights at London’s O2 Arena.
This is not the first time that The Circus of Horrors has created history, as it is the only circus ever to reach the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and the first circus to perform in London’s West End for over 100 years.
The Circus Of Horrors’ appearances on various TV shows have turned what started as a cult show into a household name – taking the extreme to the mainstream. TV credits include The X Factor, The Slammer, Daybreak, Fairground Attractions, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Body Shockers, Fake Reaction, This Morning, The One Show and A Royal Command Performance.
Book your tickets now!
Suitable for age 16+
Tickets priced £25 (discounts: £22) are available from The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 and www.hawth.co.uk.
THE MAGIC FLUTE
Saturday 13th January 7.30pm, The Hawth Crawley
Join Tamino as he is invited behind the velvet rope at London’s most exclusive club. He doesn’t have time to stop for beggars, paparazzi, or even his girlfriend Pamina.
Going to bed after a blazing row later that night, this ordinary couple relive the events and encounters of the evening in dreams made extraordinary by the lateness of the hour, their befuddled senses, and yes, a touch of magic.
Olivier Award-winning Opera Up Close perform bold, hugely popular and critically acclaimed chamber re-imaginings of classic operas, this production will re-invent The Magic Flute in fabulous new robes for the era of Trump and recessions, casting rays of light and love into the darkness.
Since being founded in 2009 Opera Up Close have produced twenty five operas: six world premieres of contemporary operas and nineteen classic operas in newly commissioned chamber orchestrations and English librettos.
Opera Up Close produce innovatively staged, unintimidating, affordable and, crucially, high quality English chamber re-imaginings of well-known works and premieres of new operas. Don’t miss your chance to experience their retelling of The Magic Flute at The Hawth.
‘a huge artistic success’ New York Times
Tickets priced £25 are available from The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 and www.hawth.co.uk.
FAITH : The George Michael Legacy
Sunday 14th January 7.30pm, The Hawth Crawley
A stunning celebration of one the greatest singer songwriters of all time.
On Saturday 14th January international George Michael tribute Wayne Dilks and his 8-piece band take you on a musical journey of 35 years of hit records, from Wham to his solo career.
Based upon the George Michael 25 Live tour (also known as the 25th anniversary tour), this is a show not to be missed for all fans of this musical legend and anyone who loves good music.
The show uses video footage from the tour in a two hour spellbinding spectacle featuring Club Tropicana, I’m Your Man, Faith, Fast Love, Outside, Freedom, A Different Corner, Father Figure, Careless Whisper and many, many more.
To produce a show that pays tribute to such a true musical legend and possibly the finest solo star Britain has ever produced takes huge dedication and commitment. Wayne Dilks has been performing the songs of George Michael for over 16 years and is internationally recognised as the closest in vocal, stage presence and look. Book now!
‘uncanny, looks and sounds like the real superstar’ The Stage
Tickets priced £24.50 are available from The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 and www.hawth.co.uk.
A VISION OF ELVIS
Friday 19th January 7.30pm, The Hawth Crawley
Transporting you on a musical journey from Sun Studios, the Movie Years, ‘68 Comeback and a breathtaking Concert Years finale, A Vision of Elvis is an experience you will never forget.
Voted the Official No.1 Elvis Tribute Show, multi-award winning Rob Kingsley is renowned as one of the best, performing worldwide to sold out audiences. Ed Bonja, Elvis’s photographer/road manager said ‘his moves, the voice, the look, the charisma, he even walks like Elvis, I should know’.
Rob Kingsley has the total package – the look, the sound, the charisma, and his spectacular show leaves the audience in no doubt that they are witnessing a truly authentic Elvis show.
‘The King is Back’ Rolling Stone Magazine
Tickets priced £23.50 are available from The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 and www.hawth.co.uk.
THE CLASSIC ROCK SHOW
Saturday 20th January 7.30pm, The Hawth Crawley
As testimony to the ever increasing popularity of Classic Rock music, this critically acclaimed live show returns to the UK with an amazing new live production, celebrating the world’s greatest guitarists.
Paying tribute to many of the world’s all time guitar greats, The Classic Rock Show’s world class musicians power through celebrations of legendary performances by Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), Walter Becker (Steely Dan) , Eric Clapton, Angus Young (AC/DC), Brian May (Queen), Joe Walsh (The Eagles), Paul Kossoff (Free), Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) and Pete Townsend (The Who) plus many more.
Performed with note-for-note precision, the band will bring the original iconic and era defining recordings back to life on stage for one night only, with a sound and light show to match.
Anthem after anthem, riff after riff, solo after solo, The Classic Rock Show takes you on a musical journey through two and a half hours of foot-stomping fun, culminating in a show-stopping guitar duel that is definitely not to be missed.
A gem of a rock show – sore throat guaranteed!
Tickets priced £25.50 (Gold Circle Seats: £35.50) are available from The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 and www.hawth.co.uk.
St Petersburg Classic Ballet
GISELLE & THE NUTCRACKER
Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd January 7.30pm, The Hawth Crawley
Combining classical training and technique with the best-loved Russian ballets, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet’s performances have an air of magic, complemented by a full orchestra and outstanding soloists who will take your breath away!
The ‘Saint Petersburg Theatre Classic Ballet of Marina Medvetskaya’ (to give the company its full title) was formed in early 1996. Though a relatively young company, the artists and staff are a cross-section of the best of the Russian tradition in Classical Ballet, whilst actively seeking to inspire a new generation of Russian and international choreographers to contribute to its repertoire.
Giselle (Mon 22nd Jan) is one of the few 19th century romantic ballets to survive intact, this is the quintessential story of unrequited love. Giselle, an innocent young village girl, loves to dance in spite of the uncertainty of a weak heart, and enjoys a simple life in her village. This story follows her through tender romance, heartbreak, death and the afterlife, as she ultimately saves the life of a man who has betrayed her.
The Nutcracker (Tue 23rd Jan) is delightfully festive, as Clara is whisked away on a fairy tale adventure by her Nutcracker Prince. This spectacular new version of The Nutcracker, with stunning baroque designs, is a delightfully festive tale and the perfect treat for the whole family. The timeless story of Clara, who is whisked away on a fairy tale adventure by her Nutcracker Prince, is set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score.
Tickets priced £35 (both ballets: £56) are available from The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 and www.hawth.co.uk.
FROM THE JAM
Thursday 25th January 7.30pm, The Hawth Crawley
“Blown away by this band- you must see them if you can!” – Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2
From The Jam is comprised of legendary former ‘The Jam’ bassist Bruce Foxton, vocalist and guitarist Russell Hastings, drummer Mike Randon and Andy Fairclough on Hammond and piano.
Over the past 11 years From The Jam have toured relentlessly, having played almost 1000 headline shows in the UK since their inception in 2007. Throughout this time, they’ve gained a reputation for the kind of incendiary live performances that sealed the reputation of The Jam all those years ago, being described as “incredibly exciting” by the Daily Mirror and “sounding dynamic as ever” by the Daily Record.
‘The Public Gets What The Public Wants’ show is, as Russell Hastings explains, “basically the big festival set, hit after hit.”
“A sincere touch and lashings of fiery rock’n’roll”- Guitar and Bass
In 2007 Russell Hastings was fronting ‘The Gift’ (which featured Rick Buckler) when he was joined on stage by Bruce Foxton (who was touring with Casbah Club) for a ‘one off’ performance. This performance sparked the genesis of From The Jam, and an enduring partnership between Foxton and Hastings.
Off-stage Foxton and Hastings wrote the album, ‘Back In The Room’ released in 2012, which received critical acclaim and solidified Foxton and Hastings as an excellent and contemporary song writing duo. They then returned to the studio in 2016 to record and release ‘Smash The Clock’, which reached number 31 in the UK charts. The album also entered the independent album chart at number 4, whilst the vinyl edition entered the vinyl chart at number 7.
“From The Jam, best night out I have had in years all The Jam hits and more done to perfection what’s not to love!?” – Alan McGee, Creation Management
Tickets priced £25 standing, circle seating: £23.50 are available from The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 and www.hawth.co.uk.
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