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Haverhill Arts Centre new season

Tuesday, 15th December 2015.

Haverhill Arts Centre announces its new season.

Highlights include The 60s Britpop Girl Show – experience all the favourites from Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield and more on Friday 5 February as Helen Abbey pays tribute to the iconic female performers of the decade. More sizzling sixties music can be had with 60s Night with The Dreamers and Sounds Force Five (Wednesday 17 February) and the welcome return of The Barron Knights – still going strong after over 40 years - on Friday 4 March at 8.00pm.

After they stormed Haverhill Market Square in a free performance last summer, Uncle Funk and the Boogiewonderband are back. Their Ladies Night gig (Saturday 6 February) promises to be loads of fun with all the best disco dance grooves – and no fillers. There will be more re-living the super seventies with Wrong Stewart and The Farces on Friday 29 April and Bob Drury in the Viva Neil Diamond tribute on Friday 15 April.

Further melodic diversions can be found in the form of the Irish chanteur Dominic Kirwan performing in his Here for a Good Time show with his son Barry on Thursday 7 April and The TestosterTones, an all-male four piece acapella group, on Friday 19 February.

Comedy fans have a treat in store as the Arts Centre welcomes Omid Djalili with support from Boothby Graffoe on Saturday 16 April. There are also two Monkey Nuts Comedy Club Nights on Sunday 21 February and Sunday 24 April.

Children’s shows include My Pet Monster by Blunderbus Theatre (Wednesday 17 February) and Frogs and Snails and Teddy Bear Tales by Freehand Theatre (Wednesday 30 March). Both are full of songs, inventive puppetry and plenty of joining in. Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow and friends will be around to provide treat for all the family in the Easter holidays with a panto version of The Wizard of Oz on Saturday 9 April.

David Starkey was forced to postpone his last lecture at the Arts Centre but has
re-scheduled for Saturday 23 April. As before, he will discuss the Magna Carta and the long-reaching effect it has had on the British constitution and our culture.

Tony Stockwell, the psychic known for his TV appearances on Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy will be back demonstrating his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones on Wednesday 20 April.

The Arts Centre has two guitar nights in April, the first is Jacques Stotzem the renowned Flemish fingerstylist on Saturday 2 April and on Friday 22 April Vicki Genfan and Stuart Marsters come together to showcase the breadth of the acoustic guitar with songs and tunes with a global influence.

Events cinema (a mix of live and recorded broadcasts from national / international companies) gets going with the very Christmassy tale of The Nutcracker on Sunday 3 January as performed by The Bolshoi Ballet. There is more from the Bolshoi with The Taming of The Shrew, Spartacus and Don Quixote, on Sunday 31 January, Sunday 20 March and Sunday 10 April respectively. Matthew Bourne provides a contemporary take on Bizet’s Carmen with The Car Man, where the action is transported to a 1950s greasy, garage-diner, on Tuesday 1 March.

Drama broadcasts include Donmar Warehouse’s Liaisons Dangereuses (Thursday 11 February) starring Dominic West and As You Like It from the National Theatre (Thursday 25 February). The English National Opera present The Mikado and The Magic Flute on Wednesday 27 January and Wednesday 9 March.

Nick Keeble Arts and Leisure Manger said
‘I am particularly thrilled that we managed to secure Omid Djalili on his national tour and the fact that Boothby Graffoe is his support act was the icing on the cake!

‘As ever we have a wide range of musical and community events and our cinema broadcasts continue to go from strength to strength. They’re great for us as they allow us to programme ballet and opera productions that otherwise wouldn’t be possible for us.’

‘Appealing to another audience perhaps, we have a male variety show Forbidden Nights in February, the event sold out very quickly after it was announced on Facebook. So, if you haven’t already, please like our page as we often put our news on social media first’.

For full listings go to www.haverhillartscentre or call 01440 714140 and ask to be sent the Arts Centre brochure.

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