The Hawth Summer Season 2018

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The Hawth’s new season, is full of treats to celebrate the theatre’s 30th Anniversary. Its going to be a fun-packed celebration of a Summer with a huge range of music, comedy, family entertainment, dance, musicals, outdoor theatre and a fabulous new festival to look forward to.

A major season highlight is Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, which will be thrilling audiences in September. Telling the story of Eva Peron the sensational show has more than 20 awards to its name and features some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre including Don’t Cry for me Argentina, You Must Love Me and Another Suitcase in Another Hall. Tickets are already selling fast, so early booking is advised.

Also selling fast are the tickets for the jaw-dropping Flawless: Chase the Dream Reboot which will see the stars of Street Dance 3D and Britain’s Got Talent perform some spectacularly high energy, acrobatic, feel good dance. Later in the season and Ballet Central and Strictly Come Dancing’s Giovanni Pernice will also be showing off their moves.

Music fans will be delighted with the variety on offer with everything from brass to blues, opera to gospel and lots in between. The Chris Barber Big Band will be playing with their usual panache, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Here Come the Classics returns, operaupclose are back with their Oliver Award winning La Boheme, while the Russian State Opera present Bizet’s Carmen. The Big Sing Gospel Voices will take to the stage with Britain’s Got Soul sure to leave audiences feeling happy and uplifted. We are delighted to welcome X Factor favourites G4 who are set to amaze with the power and passion of their voices. Plus there are tributes to world-class favourites Elvis, Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, Eric Clapton Michael Jackson, ABBA and George Michael to name but a few.

As the weather warms up there’s lots to enjoy outside in the summer sunshine with a brand new music festival, Sounds from the Grounds offering free pop and rock performances from bands like Alchemy, Stolen ID, Dusted, Slow Time Mondays and Oye Santana plus workshops, film and more. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy great music, food and fun in the sun (hopefully) with family and friends.

The outdoor entertainment continues with the award-winning and ever popular Illyria returning with performances of Doctor Dolittle, The Merchant of Venice and Hound of the Baskervilles, while Changeling Theatre bring to life Coward’s Blithe Spirit, one of his most enduring comedies. The woodland setting of the enchanting amphitheatre make these outdoor, evening performances something very special, and audiences are encouraged to bring along blankets and refreshments to enjoy before and during the show.

There’s plenty of family fun to be had too with BAFTA award-winning Cbeebies show Sarah and Duck being brought to the stage in Big Top Birthday, Julia Donaldson’s children’s classic jumping off the page in The Gruffalo’s Child and the Teletubbies Live will be saying Eh Oh to their little fans. Families looking for something a little different are invited to set sail at the world famous pirate themed Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave that takes the big tunes, unity and escapism of the classic rave and brings them to a family audience.

Comedy is always a big part of any Hawth season and this time is no exception with Ivo Graham’s Educated Guess, Larry Dean’s critically acclaimed new show Fandan, and Andrew Lawrence performing The Happy Accident Tour in the Studio, while Danny Baker returns following his last sell out performance with a brand new show, Good Time Charlie’s Back.

As always there are fantastic films, live screening and exhibitions to look forward to in The Hawth Cinema. Keep up to date with the latest news, events at www.hawth.co.uk and on Facebook and Twitter – you’ll find the theatre at www.twitter.com/thehawthcrawley and www.facebook.com/thehawthcrawley.

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