December 2017 to March 2018

Date: Theatre Company: Presents:
Tues 5 - Sat 9 Dec 2017 RAODS The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson
Wed 6 - Sun 10 Dec 2017 Hamble Players Aladdin by Stage Right Creative
Fri 8 - Sat 16 Dec Maskers Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
Thurs 11 - Sat 27 Jan 2018 RAODS Aladdin by Bob Heather
Fri 19 - Sat 27 Jan 2018 Chameleons Jack and the Beanstalk by Damian Trasler, David Lovesy and Steve Clark
Wed 24 - Sat 27 Jan 2018 Bishopstoke Players Little Red Riding Hood by Paul Reakes
Sat 20 - Sat 27 Jan 2018 Chesil Theatre Duet for One by Tom Kempinski
Tues 13 - Sat 17 Feb 2018 RAODS Chatroom by Enda Walsh
Sat 17 - Sat 24 Mar 2018 Chesil Theatre The Venetian Twins by Carlo Goldini, translated by Ranjit Bolt

Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th December 2017

RAODS presents
The Memory of Water
By Shelagh Stephenson

Love, laughter, anger, and tears in this bittersweet, life-affirming comedy
Three estranged sisters meet on the eve of their mother’s funeral to argue and misremember in Shelagh Stephenson’s examination of the structures of memory and family. As they attempt to organise her funeral, their memories of their childhood run together and the secrets of their separate lives are revealed. Theresa, owner of an alternative therapy business, is angry that she was left to care for their dying mother. Mary, a doctor, is still struggling with a deep loss from her past. Catherine seeks attention through a succession of short-term partners.
Strong language and adult themes.
Suitable for ages 12 and over.

Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th December 2017

Hamble Players presents
Script by Stage Right Creative

An original and funny script provides all the ingredients for a first-class and spectacular production of this famous Oriental rags to riches tale. Bursting with comedy and visual business, courtesy of Widow Twankey, Wishee Washee and two Chinese Policemen (Yu-Dun-Wong and Hu-Dun-Pong), there is ample opportunity for audience participation, slapstick and traditional pantomime fun. If you're ready to embark upon an unforgettable journey into the Land of the Magic Lamp, let this "in-genie-ous" pantomime make your wish come true!

Friday 8th to Saturday 16th December 2017

Maskers presents
Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow

A Miscellany of Christmas Mayhem!
A group of carol-singers have completed their usual tour of the village and decide to visit an outlying manor house when a blizzard starts. Arriving at the manor house, and with the return journey effectively impossible in the snow, they take refuge inside the apparently deserted manor house.
Once inside, they have to find ways to keep themselves warm and entertained until the snow stops.
It seems the inhabitants of the manor also used to keep themselves amused at Christmas with songs and recitations – and even short plays.
Nothing daunted, our intrepid singers, set out to re-create the entertainments of the past. Who knows what gems they will uncover?
As usual, our ever-popular Christmas Show comes with a free glass of mulled wine (or fruit juice) and mince pie.

Thursday 11th to Saturday 27th January 2018

RAODS presents
By Bob Heather

Our traditional, family pantomime
In order to marry Princess So Shy, Aladdin needs to become very rich - and in a hurry. Unfortunately his get rich quick scheme involves helping the wicked Abanazar. Aladdin ends up trapped in a cave - but with help from two genies, and the staff of Widow Twankey's laundry, Abanazar gets taken to the cleaners.
10% discount on groups of 10+
Family ticket £45
Suitable for ages 3 and over.

Friday 19th to Saturday 27th January 2018

Chameleons presents
Jack and the Beanstalk
by Damian Trasler, David Lovesy and Steve Clark

A witch and a giant are ravaging the kingdom. Poverty forces Dame Trott to sell Buttercup the cow - which her son Jack exchanges for a handful of beans. Meanwhile, Princess Rose has been kidnapped by the giant. A bit of magic from Fairy Beansprout, and Jack goes to the rescue, climbing the beanstalk.

Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27th January 2018

Bishopstoke Players presents
Little Red Riding Hood
by Paul Reakes

Pantovia is in turmoil! Prince Rupert, the next in line to the throne, has fled the land and the evil Count De Cash is ruler! However a dashing young man turns up with his butler to try and solve the crisis. But what can he do and why does his butler keep him close by? Will Pantovia once again become a bustling town or is it doomed forever?

This traditional pantomime is full of songs, dances and jokes, along with twists and turns at every corner and plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

Saturday 20th to Saturday 27th January 2018

Chesil Theatre presents
Duet for One
by Tom Kempinski

“Music, Dr Feldman, is the purest expression of humanity that there is. Because, you see, it’s magic.” A virtuoso violinist, Stephanie has lived for music since the age of four. Then her world is torn apart when she is struck down with multiple sclerosis. Can she adjust to a different life? A life without music? The story is told through successive interviews with a psychiatrist whose quiet probing unveils the truth.

Contains adult themes and some strong language.

Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th February 2018

RAODS presents
By Enda Walsh

Chatroom - where manipulation, cyberbullying and adolescent insecurity all play out.
The six teenage characters communicate only via the internet. Conversations range in subject from Britney Spears to Willy Wonka to — suicide: Jim is depressed and talks of ending his life and Eva and William decide to do their utmost to persuade him to carry out his threat...
Suitable for ages 15 and over.

Saturday 17th to Saturday 24th March 2018

Chesil Theatre presents
The Venetian Twins
By Carlo Goldini, translated by Ranjit Bolt

“One minute you seem stupid – the next a little too clever.” Identical twins, one naïve and dim, the other dashing and intelligent, arrive in Venice in search of love, but each with no idea the other is there. Chaos ensues amidst the confusion of frustrated lovers, bizarre fights, devious plots that go off the rails plus a little singing and dancing. A timeless comedy.

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