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English National Ballet
Don’t miss Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece, Manon. The young and naïve Manon is torn between two lives: privilege and opulence with the wealthy Monsieur GM, or innocent love with the penniless student Des Grieux. Famous for its expressive choreography and acting demands, Manon features some of the most challenging roles in ballet; performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.
Join The FB Pocket Orchestra for some Blues, Ragtime and Hot Jazz songs and dances. Working backwards from the 1930s, the orchestra explores a repertoire that formed the nucleus of what is now known as popular music. Don’t miss their popular contemporary slant on acoustic music from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, transporting you to a simpler time.
The Vyne is opening up more of its rooms than ever before during a series of exclusive evening tours once the house has closed to the public. Lead by a knowledgeable guide, venture behind the scenes of this great house – into 14th-century cellars and Tudor attics, and hear some fascinating stories about the lives of those who lived there. After the tour, enjoy a glass of Prosecco.
Following the sell-out success of their multi-award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre return with their latest offering, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. A priceless diamond has been entrusted to the city bank, an institution so corrupt that even the security guards are on the take. Can it be safely stored or will it all go horribly wrong?
Don’t miss Blackeyed Theatre’s stunning world premiere of Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four. When Mary Morstan arrives at 221B, Baker Street to request help with the mystery of her missing father, Holmes takes the case. Together with his companion Dr Watson he enters a murky world of deception and trickery. With original live music, stylish theatricality and magical story-telling combined, it is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience!
The South feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. After a successful year of touring the country doing the theatre and festival circuit, the rejuvenated South are keeping alive all those timeless songs that span an impressive 20 year career starting way back in 1989!
The cosmic American love-child of Howlin’ Wolf and Link Wray – Alvin Youngblood Hart is the deserved recipient of a WC Handy award and a Grammy. Travelling around America as a young man, Alvin soaked up a host of influences but kept blues at the heart of all he does. After two decades on the road, Alvin has gigged with the Allman brothers and Thin Lizzy, made studio recordings with Taj Mahal and performed at the Albert Hall. Head to Forest Arts this month and experience the unique sound of this multi-award winner who always delivers.
Join archaelogists to uncover more about the ongoing excavations in Wickham.
• When: November 24
• Where: Off School Road, Wickham (parking at Wickham Recreational Ground)
Award-winning co-creator of household TV classics Drop The Dead Donkey and Outnumbered, comedy King Andy Hamilton, is heading to Southampton’s Nuffield Theatre this month with his first ever up close and personal show.
Don’t miss the opportunity to work with local artist Helen Mortimer. Learn how to fold, cut and layer paper to create unique gift cards in the Papercraft workshop. In Découpage, work with napkins on to a dish to create a beautifully decorated glass item.
Newcastle’s Holy Moly & The Crackers have taken their love of the folk tradition and married it with a contemporary rock sound that draws influence from a wide range of artists. Catch them in Aldershot this month.
Running a successful regional theatre means thinking beyond the bricks and mortar to reach out to the community. We ask four of Hampshire’s leading impresarios, how do they ensure that the show goes on?
Is this the ultimate city break? Winchester has it all: from ancient history to space exploration, plus cafes, cocktails, culture and countryside… But with so much to do, choices are going to have to be made
From Jane Austen to Karl Marx, our towns and villages have fascinating links to some of the biggest historical celebrities. Viv Micklefield follows in their footsteps with the help of a blue plaque or two