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Category: Theatre


Embley School: Grease Thursday 20 June 2024
Venue:  Theatre Royal     map
Address:  Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
Telephone:  Box office: 01962 840440
Event:  Embley School: Grease - 7pm - After a hugely successful run of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Theatre Royal Winchester last year, Embley is thrilled to return to the theatre to present the most popular musical of all time, Grease. Join us for an evening of unbridled joy, as our talented young performers stage this iconic musical, with it's phenomenal score full of classic hits and the legendary characters loved by every generation. Grease is definitely the one that you want!
Theatre Royal website:  theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk
Theatre Royal on Facebook:   facebook.com/TRWinchester
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Categories   Musical theatre  •  Family

Embley School: Grease Friday 21 June 2024
Venue:  Theatre Royal     map
Address:  Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
Telephone:  Box office: 01962 840440
Event:  Embley School: Grease - 7pm - After a hugely successful run of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Theatre Royal Winchester last year, Embley is thrilled to return to the theatre to present the most popular musical of all time, Grease. Join us for an evening of unbridled joy, as our talented young performers stage this iconic musical, with it's phenomenal score full of classic hits and the legendary characters loved by every generation. Grease is definitely the one that you want!
Theatre Royal website:  theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk
Theatre Royal on Facebook:   facebook.com/TRWinchester
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Categories   Musical theatre  •  Family

Discarded Nut Youth Theatre presents Aladdin Jr. Saturday 22 June 2024
Venue:  The Nutshell     map
Address:  15 Kings Walk, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8AF
Telephone:  01962 808533
Event:  Discarded Nut Youth Theatre presents Aladdin Jr. - 10am, 1pm, 3.30pm - Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test him beyond his wildest imaginations. Music by ALAN MENKEN, Lyrics by HOWARD ASHMAN, TIM RICE and CHAD BEGUELIN and Book by CHAD BEGUELIN. Based on the Disney film written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and directed & produced by Ron Clements & John Musker. Based on Disney’s 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway and West End show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within.
The Nutshell website:  thenutshellwinchester.com
The Nutshell on Facebook:   facebook.com/thenutshellwinchester
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Categories   Musical theatre

Discarded Nut Youth Theatre presents Aladdin Jr. Sunday 23 June 2024
Venue:  The Nutshell     map
Address:  15 Kings Walk, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8AF
Telephone:  01962 808533
Event:  Discarded Nut Youth Theatre presents Aladdin Jr. - 10am, 1pm, 3.30pm - Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test him beyond his wildest imaginations. Music by ALAN MENKEN, Lyrics by HOWARD ASHMAN, TIM RICE and CHAD BEGUELIN and Book by CHAD BEGUELIN. Based on the Disney film written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and directed & produced by Ron Clements & John Musker. Based on Disney’s 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway and West End show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within.
The Nutshell website:  thenutshellwinchester.com
The Nutshell on Facebook:   facebook.com/thenutshellwinchester
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Categories   Musical theatre

Divas Odyssey 2024 Saturday 29 June 2024
Venue:  Theatre Royal     map
Address:  Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
Telephone:  Box office: 01962 840440
Event:  Divas Odyssey 2024 - 5.30pm - Get ready to be transported back to the future with Divas Odyssey. This spectacular show is perfect for anyone who loves music, dance, and drama, and promises to be a night to remember. With stunning performances from talented actors, singers, and dancers, this show is a celebration of the power of the arts to transport us to different times and places. From the futuristic beats of the dance numbers to the soaring voices of the vocal performances, Divas Odyssey is a true feast for the senses. Don't miss your chance to experience this incredible show.
Theatre Royal website:  theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk
Theatre Royal on Facebook:   facebook.com/TRWinchester
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Categories   Live music  •  Theatre  •  Dance

Divas Odyssey 2024 Sunday 30 June 2024
Venue:  Theatre Royal     map
Address:  Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
Telephone:  Box office: 01962 840440
Event:  Divas Odyssey 2024 - 12.30pm - Get ready to be transported back to the future with Divas Odyssey. This spectacular show is perfect for anyone who loves music, dance, and drama, and promises to be a night to remember. With stunning performances from talented actors, singers, and dancers, this show is a celebration of the power of the arts to transport us to different times and places. From the futuristic beats of the dance numbers to the soaring voices of the vocal performances, Divas Odyssey is a true feast for the senses. Don't miss your chance to experience this incredible show.
Theatre Royal website:  theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk
Theatre Royal on Facebook:   facebook.com/TRWinchester
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Categories   Live music  •  Theatre  •  Dance  •  Dance

DISCARDED NUT YOUTH THEATRE PRESENT Footloose The Musical Thursday 18 July 2024
Venue:  The Nutshell     map
Address:  15 Kings Walk, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8AF
Telephone:  01962 808533
Event:  DISCARDED NUT YOUTH THEATRE PRESENT Footloose The Musical - 7pm - Music by Tom Snow Lyrics by Dean Pitchford Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman City boy Ren thinks life is bad enough when he's forced to move to a rural backwater in America. But his world screeches to a complete standstill when he arrives at Bomont to find his two passions, dancing and rock music, are banned. Taking matters into his own hands, Ren soon has all hell breaking loose as he turns the lives of the people of Bomont upside down helping the town rediscover its heart and get back on its feet. With cutting edge choreography and a bestselling Oscar-nominated score that includes classic 80s hits such as Holding Out for a Hero, Let's Hear It For The Boy and the unforgettable title track Footloose, this iconic musical celebrates the exhilaration of youth, the wisdom of listening to one another, and the power of forgiveness.
The Nutshell website:  thenutshellwinchester.com
The Nutshell on Facebook:   facebook.com/thenutshellwinchester
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Categories   Musical theatre

DISCARDED NUT YOUTH THEATRE PRESENT Footloose The Musical Friday 19 July 2024
Venue:  The Nutshell     map
Address:  15 Kings Walk, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8AF
Telephone:  01962 808533
Event:  DISCARDED NUT YOUTH THEATRE PRESENT Footloose The Musical - 7pm - Music by Tom Snow Lyrics by Dean Pitchford Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman City boy Ren thinks life is bad enough when he's forced to move to a rural backwater in America. But his world screeches to a complete standstill when he arrives at Bomont to find his two passions, dancing and rock music, are banned. Taking matters into his own hands, Ren soon has all hell breaking loose as he turns the lives of the people of Bomont upside down helping the town rediscover its heart and get back on its feet. With cutting edge choreography and a bestselling Oscar-nominated score that includes classic 80s hits such as Holding Out for a Hero, Let's Hear It For The Boy and the unforgettable title track Footloose, this iconic musical celebrates the exhilaration of youth, the wisdom of listening to one another, and the power of forgiveness.
The Nutshell website:  thenutshellwinchester.com
The Nutshell on Facebook:   facebook.com/thenutshellwinchester
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Categories   Musical theatre

DISCARDED NUT YOUTH THEATRE PRESENT Footloose The Musical Saturday 20 July 2024
Venue:  The Nutshell     map
Address:  15 Kings Walk, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8AF
Telephone:  01962 808533
Event:  DISCARDED NUT YOUTH THEATRE PRESENT Footloose The Musical - 2pm - Music by Tom Snow Lyrics by Dean Pitchford Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman City boy Ren thinks life is bad enough when he's forced to move to a rural backwater in America. But his world screeches to a complete standstill when he arrives at Bomont to find his two passions, dancing and rock music, are banned. Taking matters into his own hands, Ren soon has all hell breaking loose as he turns the lives of the people of Bomont upside down helping the town rediscover its heart and get back on its feet. With cutting edge choreography and a bestselling Oscar-nominated score that includes classic 80s hits such as Holding Out for a Hero, Let's Hear It For The Boy and the unforgettable title track Footloose, this iconic musical celebrates the exhilaration of youth, the wisdom of listening to one another, and the power of forgiveness.
The Nutshell website:  thenutshellwinchester.com
The Nutshell on Facebook:   facebook.com/thenutshellwinchester
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Categories   Musical theatre

DISCARDED NUT YOUTH THEATRE PRESENT Footloose The Musical Saturday 20 July 2024
Venue:  The Nutshell     map
Address:  15 Kings Walk, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8AF
Telephone:  01962 808533
Event:  DISCARDED NUT YOUTH THEATRE PRESENT Footloose The Musical - 7pm - Music by Tom Snow Lyrics by Dean Pitchford Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman City boy Ren thinks life is bad enough when he's forced to move to a rural backwater in America. But his world screeches to a complete standstill when he arrives at Bomont to find his two passions, dancing and rock music, are banned. Taking matters into his own hands, Ren soon has all hell breaking loose as he turns the lives of the people of Bomont upside down helping the town rediscover its heart and get back on its feet. With cutting edge choreography and a bestselling Oscar-nominated score that includes classic 80s hits such as Holding Out for a Hero, Let's Hear It For The Boy and the unforgettable title track Footloose, this iconic musical celebrates the exhilaration of youth, the wisdom of listening to one another, and the power of forgiveness.
The Nutshell website:  thenutshellwinchester.com
The Nutshell on Facebook:   facebook.com/thenutshellwinchester
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Categories   Musical theatre

The Merry Wives of Windsor from The Pantaloons Friday 20 September 2024
Venue:  The Lights     map
Address:  West Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1AH
Telephone:  Box office: 01264 368368
Event:  The Merry Wives of Windsor from The Pantaloons - 7.30pm - Sir John Falstaff, everyone's favourite Shakespearean sleazeball, has fallen on hard times. In order to fix his finances he plans to seduce the wives of two wealthy merchants. But, wise to his wily ways, the ladies take the opportunity to punish Falstaff by playing a series of hilarious tricks on the nincompoop knight. Expect silly slapstick, abundant anachronisms and memorable music nestled amongst Shakespeare’s poignant poetry as the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons put their own innovative and interactive spin on this classic comedy.
The Lights website:  thelights.org.uk
The Lights on Facebook:   facebook.com/thelightsandover
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Categories   Comedy  •  Theatre

Pleading Stupidity Tuesday 15 October 2024
Venue:  Theatre Royal     map
Address:  Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
Telephone:  Box office: 01962 840440
Event:  Pleading Stupidity - 7.30pm - Chad and Brad robbed a bank. They were on their gap year, and they were bored. We've all been there. Turns out, Chad and Brad suck at robbing banks. They were wearing their name tags from work, took selfies with the stolen cash, and their getaway plan was… flawed. Did we mention this is a true story? In court, their only defence was Pleading Stupidity. Now, they're out of prison, and we've brought them* to Winchester with the bank tellers they robbed that day**. They're here to bring you the true story*** of two ripper Australian legends and their crazy adventures in Colorado. They just have to agree on how to tell it… After a hugely successful run at The Pleasance at 2023's Edinburgh Fringe, Maybe You Like It are bringing Pleading Stupidity to Theatre Royal Winchester for one night only. Featuring high-energy, physical comedy, frenetic action, and verbatim speech. *not really them **not really the bank tellers they robbed that day ***It really is a true story.
Theatre Royal website:  theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk
Theatre Royal on Facebook:   facebook.com/TRWinchester
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Categories   Comedy  •  Theatre

Comedy//Music//Theatre: IS OPERA BORING? Thursday 17 October 2024
Venue:  The Arc     map
Address:  Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
Telephone:  01962 398046
Event:  Comedy//Music//Theatre: IS OPERA BORING? - 7.30pm - Ever wondered what being an opera singer is like? Probably not, but come along anyway! Join boogie-woogie pianist Mark Hoare and opera singer and comedy writer Lucy Mellors for their unique blend of magical opera and hilarious anecdotes about life in the arts... perhaps opera isn't quite as glamorous as it seems! Expect big-belly laughs, some opera hits and some touching moments as Lucy and Mark take you through the music that means the most to them.
The Arc website:  arcwinchester.org.uk
The Arc on Facebook:   facebook.com/arcwinch

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Categories   Live music  •  Comedy  •  Theatre

Winchester Musicals and Opera Society: Kiss Me, Kate Wednesday 06 November 2024
Venue:  Theatre Royal     map
Address:  Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
Telephone:  Box office: 01962 840440
Event:  Winchester Musicals and Opera Society: Kiss Me, Kate - Winchester Musicals and Opera Society's website: www.wmos.org.uk. Musical and operatic society Always friendly and welcoming Winchester Musicals & Opera Society has been entertaining Hampshire audiences since 1913. They enjoy performing a full range of musicals, operetta and light opera in the beautiful Edwardian setting of The Theatre Royal Winchester, enhanced by a Musical Director and live orchestra.
Theatre Royal website:  theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk
Theatre Royal on Facebook:   facebook.com/TRWinchester
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Categories   Musical theatre

Winchester Musicals and Opera Society: Kiss Me, Kate Thursday 07 November 2024
Venue:  Theatre Royal     map
Address:  Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
Telephone:  Box office: 01962 840440
Event:  Winchester Musicals and Opera Society: Kiss Me, Kate - Winchester Musicals and Opera Society's website: www.wmos.org.uk. Musical and operatic society Always friendly and welcoming Winchester Musicals & Opera Society has been entertaining Hampshire audiences since 1913. They enjoy performing a full range of musicals, operetta and light opera in the beautiful Edwardian setting of The Theatre Royal Winchester, enhanced by a Musical Director and live orchestra.
Theatre Royal website:  theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk
Theatre Royal on Facebook:   facebook.com/TRWinchester
Categories   Musical theatre

Winchester Musicals and Opera Society: Kiss Me, Kate Friday 08 November 2024
Venue:  Theatre Royal     map
Address:  Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
Telephone:  Box office: 01962 840440
Event:  Winchester Musicals and Opera Society: Kiss Me, Kate - Winchester Musicals and Opera Society's website: www.wmos.org.uk. Musical and operatic society Always friendly and welcoming Winchester Musicals & Opera Society has been entertaining Hampshire audiences since 1913. They enjoy performing a full range of musicals, operetta and light opera in the beautiful Edwardian setting of The Theatre Royal Winchester, enhanced by a Musical Director and live orchestra.
Theatre Royal website:  theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk
Theatre Royal on Facebook:   facebook.com/TRWinchester
Categories   Musical theatre

Winchester Musicals and Opera Society: Kiss Me, Kate Saturday 09 November 2024
Venue:  Theatre Royal     map
Address:  Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
Telephone:  Box office: 01962 840440
Event:  Winchester Musicals and Opera Society: Kiss Me, Kate - Winchester Musicals and Opera Society's website: www.wmos.org.uk. Musical and operatic society Always friendly and welcoming Winchester Musicals & Opera Society has been entertaining Hampshire audiences since 1913. They enjoy performing a full range of musicals, operetta and light opera in the beautiful Edwardian setting of The Theatre Royal Winchester, enhanced by a Musical Director and live orchestra.
Theatre Royal website:  theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk
Theatre Royal on Facebook:   facebook.com/TRWinchester
Categories   Musical theatre

HUNDRED WATT CLUB Saturday 30 November 2024
Venue:  The Arc     map
Address:  Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
Telephone:  01962 398046
Event:  HUNDRED WATT CLUB - 7.30pm - Jam packed full of festive, glittering showgirls, bawdy comedy, classic vaudeville and awe inspiring circus acts. Always seductive, always sublime and always that little bit ridiculous – enjoy an evening of vintage inspired, Christmas themed entertainment. Perfect for a staff night out with a difference, festive party with friends or for helping get that love interest under the mistletoe! THE LOWDOWN! Hundred Watt Club employ and embrace adult themes, strong language and partial nudity – not for the faint hearted or easily offended! There’s no dress code: Hundred Watt Club love it when their audiences dress in their vintage finery and red-carpet glamour, but if you’re more comfy in jeans and sneakers – wear them! Over 18s Only – no refunds if it’s ‘Not to your taste’!
The Arc website:  arcwinchester.org.uk
The Arc on Facebook:   facebook.com/arcwinch

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Categories   Comedy  •  Theatre  •  Burlesque  •  Cabaret

 


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Spotlight


FRIDAY 21 JUNE 2024

Matt Mitchell

Venue: O'Neill's
10pm

 

 

 

 

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