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March 2017

Sounds of Music: Featuring the songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein

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March 31 @ 7:45 pm

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SOUNDS OF MUSIC

Featuring the songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein

We all know and love the unforgettable music by the legendary partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.

Their phenomenal success writing a total of 11 musicals during the 1940a and 50s is unrivalled and resulted in the award of 34 Tonys, 2 Emmys, 15 Academy Awards and 2 Pulitzer Prizes.

We’ve hand picked some of our favourite songs, including ones from shows such as Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, King and I and not forgetting the memorable South of Music, the film of which is widely regarded as one of the most popular of all time.

To do the songs justice we have some very talented singers including Victoria Farley who has appeared in Wicked and Les Miserables, Andrew Bateup who appeared in Joseph on a national tour and Kara Swinney who has appeared in Rodgers and Hammerstein. There will be support from the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts and Shining Stars Dance Academy.

So join us for this not to be missed concert where you can hear again many of their most iconic songs bringing back magical memories.

Tickets priced £18 with £2 concessions.

April 2017

The Dublin Legends (Formerly The Dubliners) : All the Hits and More Tour

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April 1 @ 7:30 pm

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From Seven Drunken Nights to Whiskey in the Jar

Irish Folk Music at its Very Best

In 2012 The Dubliners celebrated 50 years on the road but following the sudden death of founding member Barney McKenna and John Sheahans’ decision to retire it was agreed that The Dubliners, as a touring band, would come to an end and THE DUBLIN LEGENDS were born.

THE DUBLIN LEGENDS, Sean Cannon, Eamonn Campbell, Paul Watchorn & Gerry O’Connor, have over 60 years of performing with The Dubliners between them and will continue to play all the classic songs and ballads known the world over; Whiskey in The Jar, Dirty Old Town, The Wild Rover, Seven Drunken Nights, The Rare Auld Times, Molly Malone, The Irish Rover, Black Velvet Band & many more.

The Faaaabulous Ceri Dupree Show

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April 8 @ 7:30 pm

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The FAAAAAAABULOUS Ceri Dupree is back on the road with his One Man, 21 woman show. Presenting a glamorous evening of hysterical comedy, amazing vocal impersonations and jaw dropping, eye popping costumes. You could meet Adele, Cher, Joan Collins, Lady Ga Ga, Bjork, Shirley Bassey, Camilla and even the Queen! Ceri brings them all lovingly to life with a touch of Las Vegas class rarely seen in the UK today. Once described as ‘Joe Longthorne meets Lily Savage…. only with better legs!’ Early booking for this is strongly advised!!

“Dupree storms the stage with style, wit, glamour, and a pace that leaves you amazed.” (TIME OUT.)

“Slick and saucy, rude and risqué, fun and fantastic.” (LEICESTER MERCURY.)

“I’ve seen hundreds of men dress up as women over the years, most of them disastrously so. A handful of them get this particular art form right, Ceri Dupree is one of that handful.” (THE TIMES)

Danny Baker: From Cradle to Stage

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April 9 @ 7:30 pm

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Broadcasting legend Danny Baker is just completing his first ever tour in his illustrious and varied career. ‘Cradle To The Stage’. Due to overwhelming demand the tour has given a small extension to include Eastbourne's Royal Hippodrome Theatre.

To hear more about his live stage debut, over to Danny himself:

“The stage has always been my first love. Let me put that another way. I have never done anything like this before in my life. However, to travel from town to town addressing a fabulous gathering of like-minded chums each night seems to me exactly what Shakespeare would have done, had not the hefty rent at The Globe kept him in London. As a consequence, William Shakespeare toured about as frequently as Kate Bush. Well not me. I own very few theatres anymore and so I am now totally free to charge about here and there wowing the folks with my anecdotal back catalogue, games involving sausages and impressive six octave range.
No two nights of this extravaganza will be the same. This is less of a boast than admission that a) I am hopeless at learning scripts and b) I still have no idea what I am going to include. Perhaps you can help? If you’ve read my books, watched the series based on them or, indeed, ever caught anything I have presented on television/radio then maybe you might contribute to the feast of reason and flow of the soul that I guarantee these evenings will contain. Questions like, “Did your friend really eat saveloys from a pith helmet” or “What was meeting John Lennon/Michael Jackson/David Bowie/Kenneth Williams like?” or, I suspect, most popular of all “How comes you’ve made so many rotten TV programs, Dan?”
“I will of course arrive in front of you going off like a Cacophonous Catherine Wheel of Chat, armed with hundreds of tall tales to tell many complete with proof from my family picture album to stop you thinking I am simply raving. I’ve been at this showman racket a full 40 years now my friends – there is truly much to discuss and plenty to be held to account for.
A night at the theatre can either be deep dish or high kicking. What I promise to haul before you is very much in the latter category. Content wise I will make Springsteen and Dodd look like short changing slackers. I can’t wait. This is the sort of radio I’ve always wanted to do, ie, radio without radio. Just me and you.
In fact, if you don’t show up I’m going to do it in your local theatre anyway. So you may as well come. Why should the ushers have all the fun? So, in short, roll up, pile in and hang onto your hats. I am back where I belong. On the stage! Shove over Tommy Steele – there’s a new sheriff in town! See you there.”
Danny Baker is a broadcaster and writer who has worked throughout print, television and radio for over 30 years. His recent bestselling autobiographies were adapted into the hit BBC series Cradle to Grave and he is currently working on the third instalment. He can be heard Saturdays mornings with his multi award winning BBC Radio 5 Live show which includes his usual mixture of music, sport, guests and, of course, Danny’s signature encyclopaedic wit.

Tickets go on sale from 3rd March

Wicked Productions: THE LITTLE MERMAID

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April 12 @ 5:30 pm

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Guaranteed to make a splash this Easter,  Wicked Productions returns with their musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s, ‘The Little Mermaid’.   A tidal wave of comedy, ‘The little Mermaid’ is sure to warm your cockles and win the hearts of your little sea urchins!

Join the fair Lenor, our Little Mermaid, as she sets out to find love and legs!

Daughter of King Triton the sea god and one of four sisters, Lenor longs to leave the depths of her sea bed and explore the world beyond the water.  In a desperate bid to win the heart of the handsome Prince Derek, Lenor makes a deadly pact with the infamous Sea Witch Morgana, whose intentions are more than a little fishy!  Joined by best friends Crab Stick and Crab Paste- will Lenor win the heart of her human love or will Morgana rule the waves?

Tom Swift returns as the hilarious Crab Stick with pantomime favourite Ant Payne as his side splitting sidekick Crab Paste. Also returning by popular demand are firm favourites Robert Pearce and jimmy Burton-Iles to add to the comedy and mayhem that you expect from a Wicked Production.

So why not join us under the sea for our perfect Easter family musical of The Little Mermaid? It’ll be SHRIMPly wonderful…

Book your tickets now- just for the Halibut!

Adult - £15.50 / Child - £13.50 / Family £45

Wicked Productions: THE LITTLE MERMAID

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April 13 @ 2:00 pm

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IT’S EASTER PANTO TIME

 Guaranteed to make a splash this Easter,  Wicked Productions returns with their musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s, ‘The Little Mermaid’.   A tidal wave of comedy, ‘The little Mermaid’ is sure to warm your cockles and win the hearts of your little sea urchins!

Join the fair Lenor, our Little Mermaid, as she sets out to find love and legs!

Daughter of King Triton the sea god and one of four sisters, Lenor longs to leave the depths of her sea bed and explore the world beyond the water.  In a desperate bid to win the heart of the handsome Prince Derek, Lenor makes a deadly pact with the infamous Sea Witch Morgana, whose intentions are more than a little fishy!  Joined by best friends Crab Stick and Crab Paste- will Lenor win the heart of her human love or will Morgana rule the waves?

Tom Swift returns as the hilarious Crab Stick with pantomime favourite Ant Payne as his side splitting sidekick Crab Paste. Also returning by popular demand are firm favourites Robert Pearce and jimmy Burton-Iles to add to the comedy and mayhem that you expect from a Wicked Production.

So why not join us under the sea for our perfect Easter family musical of The Little Mermaid? It’ll be SHRIMPly wonderful…

Book your tickets now- just for the Halibut!

Adult - £15.50 / Child - £13.50 / Family £45

Wicked Productions: THE LITTLE MERMAID

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April 13 @ 5:30 pm

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IT’S EASTER PANTO TIME

 Guaranteed to make a splash this Easter,  Wicked Productions returns with their musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s, ‘The Little Mermaid’.   A tidal wave of comedy, ‘The little Mermaid’ is sure to warm your cockles and win the hearts of your little sea urchins!

Join the fair Lenor, our Little Mermaid, as she sets out to find love and legs!

Daughter of King Triton the sea god and one of four sisters, Lenor longs to leave the depths of her sea bed and explore the world beyond the water.  In a desperate bid to win the heart of the handsome Prince Derek, Lenor makes a deadly pact with the infamous Sea Witch Morgana, whose intentions are more than a little fishy!  Joined by best friends Crab Stick and Crab Paste- will Lenor win the heart of her human love or will Morgana rule the waves?

Tom Swift returns as the hilarious Crab Stick with pantomime favourite Ant Payne as his side splitting sidekick Crab Paste. Also returning by popular demand are firm favourites Robert Pearce and jimmy Burton-Iles to add to the comedy and mayhem that you expect from a Wicked Production.

So why not join us under the sea for our perfect Easter family musical of The Little Mermaid? It’ll be SHRIMPly wonderful…

Book your tickets now- just for the Halibut!

Adult - £15.50 / Child - £13.50 / Family £45

A Hamster in a Bathrobe

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April 14 @ 8:00 pm

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Simon’s life is a bit of a mess, selling incontinence pants isn't fulfilling him right now and his girlfriend Rosie spends all their disposable income and all of their non-disposable income on alternative therapies that he just can't seem to get his head around.

Kate his best (and only) friend doesn't really encourage the "holistic" life-style that Rosie craves. Kate likes a drink or two, doesn't do relationships and isn't really helping him to settle down into the steady, if strained life that Simon's found himself in . She's also broke and not that bright...

“Kate, why you acting weird? You haven't eaten poo again have you?"

"I was hungry and I thought it was a revel"

"It was on the floor at the vets - chances are it wasn't a revel..."

After a jealous Simon accidentally witnesses Rosie in a particularly disturbing and expensive skin on skin therapy session with a decidedly dodgy practitioner, Kate decides to take Simon's slowly downward spiralling life into her own hands.

“Let's go into the therapy business - Why not? Anyone can do that?...right?”..... Well they can if they have the money to spend on a long and time consuming course....which neither of them do. Especially when Rosie's spent the last of the shopping budget on a “do it yourself - home enema kit” and Kate has a pet canary to support.

The alternative to attending an expensive therapy course is to invent one of their own....Obviously! All it takes is a catchy name, a self printed certificate, a website and an ad in the local paper. And there you have it, a new therapy is born!

What could possibly go wrong.........?

A Hamster in a Bathrobe follows Kate and Simon’s journey of creating and ultimately becoming successful at practising a therapy that (putting it politely) doesn't actually exist. Much to their surprise the world embraces their wild ideas with open arms and even better - with open wallets, but that brings Simon a whole new set of problems. So......

When is a therapy not a therapy?

Is gin really the answer to all of life questions?

And how can anyone prove the existence of something that isn't tangible?

But most importantly where on earth do you buy a bathrobe for a hamster?

Follow the hopeless duo's hilarious journey and find out If Simon and Rosie’s relationship can survive his fake success. Will Kate and Simon’s friendship get lost along the way? Will Kate ever understand that a placebo isn't a band? And where's that bloody hamster....?

WARNING:  Over 16s only : Contains partial nudity.

A Hamster in a Bathrobe

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April 15 @ 8:00 pm

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Simon’s life is a bit of a mess, selling incontinence pants isn't fulfilling him right now and his girlfriend Rosie spends all their disposable income and all of their non-disposable income on alternative therapies that he just can't seem to get his head around.

Kate his best (and only) friend doesn't really encourage the "holistic" life-style that Rosie craves. Kate likes a drink or two, doesn't do relationships and isn't really helping him to settle down into the steady, if strained life that Simon's found himself in . She's also broke and not that bright...

“Kate, why you acting weird? You haven't eaten poo again have you?"

"I was hungry and I thought it was a revel"

"It was on the floor at the vets - chances are it wasn't a revel..."

After a jealous Simon accidentally witnesses Rosie in a particularly disturbing and expensive skin on skin therapy session with a decidedly dodgy practitioner, Kate decides to take Simon's slowly downward spiralling life into her own hands.

“Let's go into the therapy business - Why not? Anyone can do that?...right?”..... Well they can if they have the money to spend on a long and time consuming course....which neither of them do. Especially when Rosie's spent the last of the shopping budget on a “do it yourself - home enema kit” and Kate has a pet canary to support.

The alternative to attending an expensive therapy course is to invent one of their own....Obviously! All it takes is a catchy name, a self printed certificate, a website and an ad in the local paper. And there you have it, a new therapy is born!

What could possibly go wrong.........?

A Hamster in a Bathrobe follows Kate and Simon’s journey of creating and ultimately becoming successful at practising a therapy that (putting it politely) doesn't actually exist. Much to their surprise the world embraces their wild ideas with open arms and even better - with open wallets, but that brings Simon a whole new set of problems. So......

When is a therapy not a therapy?

Is gin really the answer to all of life questions?

And how can anyone prove the existence of something that isn't tangible?

But most importantly where on earth do you buy a bathrobe for a hamster?

Follow the hopeless duo's hilarious journey and find out If Simon and Rosie’s relationship can survive his fake success. Will Kate and Simon’s friendship get lost along the way? Will Kate ever understand that a placebo isn't a band? And where's that bloody hamster....?

CAUTION: Over 16s only: Contains partial nudity

A Right Royal Variety Performance!

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April 25 @ 8:15 pm
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Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 25th April to 11th October 2017

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Trapdoor Productions, with Comedy Host, Grant Martins, return to The Royal Hippodrome Theatre for their 5th year.  'A Right Royal Variety Performance!' will take you on a trip down memory lane, revising the highlights of the Royal Variety Show past and present.

With musical delights, exciting dance numbers and laugh out loud comedy - as well as savvy sketches and some audience participation - this show has something for everyone.

Join our professional company of singers and dancers on their rousing romp through Royal Variety!

Every Tuesday and Wednesday - 8.15pm from 25th April until 11th October.  One of the Country's longest running Summer Season's shows!

Full Price - £16.50 / Concession - £15 / Child - £8 / Family - £40

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