October 2017 Theatre Listings

October 2017 Listings



Cinema The Midwife (12A)

Cramphorn


Monday 2 October 8.00pm

117mins/2017/France

Director: Martin Provost

Language: French with English subtitles

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet



Claire is a tightly wound midwife in a maternity hospital. She a devoted midwife and gives herself entirely to her patients. However her maternity unit is about to close its doors and Claire determined not to work in the new modern hospital she regards as a "baby factory". She is single and does not make friends easily. To make matters worse, her student son Simon is gradually leaving home, as he is developing a relationship with his new sweetheart Lucie. It is that moment when Béatrice, her dead father's former mistress, chooses to resurface. The eccentric, spendthrift, sensual, amoral woman (her polar opposite) is the last person she needs to mix with. But the two women come to rely on each other after Béatrice reveals she is suffering from brain cancer and she has nobody else to turn to. Torn between rejection and duty, what is Claire going to do?



Contains infrequent brief nudity, surgical detail



Tickets: £6.90

Concessions: £5.90

PREMIUM seats: £2.00 extra

Full time students (FE/HE) & registered unemployed: £4.00

A £1.50 transaction fee is applicable per booking, except for cash and debit card payments made in person or by telephone

Cinema

Event La Boheme

Cramphorn


Tuesday 3 October 7.15pm

Live from the Royal Opera House, London

Starring: Nicole Carr, Michael Fabiano, Mariusz Kwiecień, Nadine Sierra

Director: Richard Jones

Music: Giacomo Puccini



When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.



Acclaimed director Richard Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular, stylized 1850s setting.

Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas.



Tickets: £14.50

Concessions: £13.00

PREMIUM seats £2.00 extra

Group Booking: 1 in 10 Free

Full time students (FE/HE) & registered unemployed: £7.00

Leisure Plus Scheme tickets available

A £1.50 booking fee is applicable per transaction, except for cash and

debit card payments made in person or by telephone.



Comedy Rich Hall’s Hoedown

Civic


Tuesday 3 October 7.45pm



Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg of touring. There has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK. Hall’s precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between two countries is as freewheeling and deadly accurate as ever. His BBC Four documentaries, most recently Rich Hall’s Countrier Than You and Rich Hall’s Presidential Grudge Match and BBC Radio 4 series Rich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdown have built him a new legion of followers, as has appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI. But if you’ve only ever seen Hall on TV, you’ve short-changed yourself.



“As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show”

(Scotland on Sunday)



The Hoedown begins as a withering dissection of Trump’s America, but ends up being a celebration of Americana. There’s stand-up, improvised ballads, cracking good musicianship, and ultimately a hilarious, foot-stomping, shit-kicking good time to be had by all. Even if you don’t own a hoe.

“Blissfully Funny” (Guardian)



Tickets: £17.00

Group Booking: 1 in 10 Free

Full time students (FE/HE) & registered unemployed: £7.00

A £1.50 transaction fee is applicable per booking, except for cash and debit card payments made in person or by telephone.



Music Lunchtime Concert

Cramphorn


Wednesday 4 October 1.00pm



TBC



Lunchtime Concerts are FREE, although a small donation of £1 is

greatly appreciated



Music Buddy Holly and the Cricketers

Civic


Wednesday 4 October 7.45pm



For quarter of a century, this breathtaking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles. It stars some of the finest actor/musicians in the UK whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock. The hits featured include That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy! And much more. Whatever the season, whatever the excuse to party, make your

Heartbeat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans the world over saying: “I can’t believe it’s not Buddy!”



“The audience were dancing in the aisles and roaring for more” The Stage



Tickets: £19.00

Concessions: £17.50

Group Booking: 1 in 10 Free

Leisure Plus Scheme tickets available

Included in the Pick ‘n’ Mix Offer

Full time students (FE/HE) & registered unemployed: £7.00

A £1.50 transaction fee is applicable per booking, except for cash and debit card payments made in person or by telephone.



Drama A Princess Undone by Richard Stirling

Civic

Thursday 5 – Saturday 7 October 7.45pm

Sat mat: 2.30pm



Presented by Entico Theatrical Productions Ltd

Kensington Palace, 1993. She was the Diana of her day. That day has gone. But HRH The Princess Margaret has a final chance to be of service. Acquiring potentially sensational letters from Charles and Diana, she means to burn them all. But there are other papers, relating to Margaret herself. And when an ex-gangster admirer shows up, the Queen’s sister has the choice to make or break her family yet again. Inspired by actual events, A Princess Undone visits the Civic Theatre prior to a London run – starring Harriet Thorpe



“An amazing performance” British Theatre Guide

“A completely barnstorming performance” Cambridge News

“Richard Stirling’s literate, elegant script threaded with surprising humour as well as devastating pathos” Eastbourne Herald



Tickets: £24.00

Concessions: £22.00

Group Booking: 1 in 10 Free

Leisure Plus Scheme tickets available

Included in the Pick ‘n’ Mix Offer

Full time students (FE/HE) & registered unemployed: £7.00

A £1.50 transaction fee is applicable per booking, except for cash and debit card payments made in person or by telephone



Cinema The Red Turtle (PG)

Cramphorn


Thursday 5 October 8.00pm

81mins /2016/USA

Director: Michael Dudok de Wit

Language: English

Starring: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy



A nameless man is shipwrecked on a beautiful island devoid of humans and must make the most of what he has to survive. Watched on by a group of sand crabs, he attempts to escape but is thwarted by the weather and a red turtle with a vendetta. Then an unexpected visitor arrives who will alter the man’s fate for all time. ‘The Red Turtle’ is a wordless wonder that recounts the milestones in the life of a human being. The film was nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film for the 89th Academy Awards.



Contains mild threat



Tickets: £6.90

Concessions: £5.90

PREMIUM seats: £2.00 extra

Full time students (FE/HE) & registered unemployed: £4.00

AD available

A £1.50 transaction fee is applicable per booking, except for cash and debit card payments made in person or by telephone



Cinema Baby Cinema - The Midwife (12A)

Cramphorn


Monday 9 October 10.00am

117mins/2017/France

Director: Martin Provost

Language: French with English subtitles

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet



Baby friendly cinema



Claire is a tightly wound midwife in a maternity hospital. She a devoted midwife and gives herself entirely to her patients. However her maternity unit is about to close its doors and Claire determined not to work in the new modern hospital she regards as a "baby factory". She is single and does not make friends easily. To make matters worse, her student son Simon is gradually leaving home, as he is developing a relationship with his new sweetheart Lucie. It is that moment when Béatrice, her dead father's former mistress, chooses to resurface. The eccentric, spendthrift, sensual, amoral woman (her polar opposite) is the last person she needs to mix with. But the two women come to rely on each other after Béatrice reveals she is suffering from brain cancer and she has nobody else to turn to. Torn between rejection and duty, what is Claire going to do?



Contains infrequent brief nudity, surgical detail



Tickets: £6.90

Concessions: £5.90

PREMIUM seats: £2.00 extra

Full time students (FE/HE) & registered unemployed: £4.00

A £1.50 transaction fee is applicable per booking, except for cash and debit card payments made in person or by telephone



Music Lunchtime Concert

Cramphorn


Wednesday 11 October 1.00pm



TBC



Lunchtime Concerts are FREE, although a small donation of £1 is

greatly appreciated



Cinema

Event Coriolanus

Cramphorn


Wednesday 11 October 7.00pm

Live from the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon

Starring: Sope Dirisu

Director: Angus Jackson



A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.



Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.



Tickets: £14.50

Concessions: £13.00

PREMIUM seats £2.00 extra

Group Booking: 1 in 10 Free

Full time students (FE/HE) & registered unemployed: £7.00

Leisure Plus Scheme tickets available

A £1.50 booking fee is applicable per transaction, except for cash and

debit card payments made in person or by telephone.



Dance The Dreamboys

Civic


Wednesday 11 October 7.45pm



The Dreamboys, the UK’s ultimate Magic Mike style show, are back and hotter than ever with a brand new show and UK tour for 2017.

The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK's top male strip show, perfect for a girls night out with all your friends. Their showcase is unquestionably the most famous male stripper act the UK has ever produced. With special guest appearances on some of the UK's biggest TV shows such as The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, Celebrity Big Brother, Loose Women, This Morning, Geordie Shore and The Only Way Is Essex, plus massive sold out Worldwide tours, it's no wonder The Dreamboys have earned themselves the title of the only male strip group in history to have celebrity status.

If you're looking for the very best girls night out in the UK, look no further than these incredible stripping hunks. An action packed 2 hour show from start to finish, these boys will literally have you begging for more.

This is one action packed show full of Music, Muscle, Magic and Mayhem that will leave you breathless which you simply cannot afford to miss.



Book your tickets now before it’s too late.

Strictly over 18 years



Tickets – Stalls A - E: £27.50

Stalls F – T: £24.50

Balcony: £22.50

Group Booking: 1 in 10 Free

Leisure Plus Scheme tickets available

A £1.50 transaction fee is applicable per booking, except for cash and

debit card payments made in person or by telephone.



Music Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders

Cramphorn


Thursday 12 October 8.00pm



Featuring the Hi Riders Soul Revue


Andy Fairweather Low first came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. He then went on to have three internationally acclaimed Solo Albums with A & M including the massive hit single Wide Eyed & Legless. Since the early days, Andy has gone on to work with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Roger Waters and hundreds more. Andy brings the Big Band with him for this special night.



Tickets: £22.00

PREMIUM seats: £2.00 extra

A £1.50 transaction fee is applicable per booking, except for cash and debit card payments made in person or by telephone.



Cinema A Man Called Ove (15)

Cramphorn


Friday 13 October 8.00pm

113mins/2015/Sweden

Director: Hannes Holm

Language: Swedish with English subtitles

Starring: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg



59 year old Ove is your typical angry old man next door who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but still keeps watching over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools.



Contains suicide themes



Tickets: £6.90

Concessions: £5.90

PREMIUM seats: £2.00 extra

Full time students (FE/HE) & registered unemployed: £4.00

A £1.50 transaction fee is applicable per booking, except for cash and debit card payments made in person or by telephone



Comedy Phil Jupitus: Juplicity

Civic


Saturday 14 October 7.45pm



TBC



Tickets: TBC



A £1.50 transaction fee is applicable per booking, except for cash and debit card payments made in person or by telephone.



Music Tales of Offenbach

Civic


Tuesday 17 October 7.45pm



Two crazy operas in one unforgettable evening.

CROQUEFER

& L’ILE DE TULIPATAN



By Jacques Offenbach

Sung in English in a completely new version by Jeff Clarke

Opera della Luna return to Chelmsford with two hilarious one-act operas by the French master of comic opera.



CROQUEFER

The Last of the Paladins



Croquefer has abducted the daughter of his arch-rival: Rattlebone, with whom he has been at war for 23 years. Despite having lost most of his body parts, including his tongue, at the Crusades, Rattlebone is determined to fight one last battle to save his daughter. Their bloody final fight-to-the-death is only prevented by the deft interference of Croquefer’s aide Fireball, who cunningly poisons the wine, thereby inflicting on all the combatants a devastating and debilitating dose of the squits.



L’Ile de Tulipatan



On the island of Tulipatan, King Cacatois XXII is unaware that his only son and heir, Alexis, is in fact biologically, his daughter. Knowing how desperate he was for a son, the doctors concealed the child’s true sex from the king, who has now grown increasingly despairing of his son’s gentle disposition.

Coincidentally, in order to avoid her child being conscripted into the army, the wife of the King’s Field Marshall has also lied to her husband about their daughter, who is in fact, a boy. How extraordinary it would be if these two bizarrely brought-up children were to meet and somehow fall in love........



☆☆☆☆☆ No company in the land can match this company’s collective know-how in bringing out to the max the humour of these pieces. Genuinely hilarious. George Hall THE STAGE



☆☆☆☆ Irresistable high jinks. The Blackadder level of humour is perfectly pitched. Rupert Christiansen DAILY TELEGRAPH



☆☆☆☆ Utterly ludicrous; utterly glorious. AUDIENCE MEMBER





Tickets: £22.00 & £20.00

Concessions: £20.50 & £18.50

Group Booking: 1 in 10 Free

Leisure Plus Scheme tickets available

Included in the Pick ‘n’ Mix Offer

Full time students (FE/HE) & registered unemployed: £7.00

A £1.50 transaction fee is applicable per booking, except for cash and debit card payments made in person or by telephone.



Cinema Another Mother’s Son (12A)

Cramphorn


Tuesday 17 October 8.00pm

101mins/2017/UK

Director: Christopher Menaul

Language: English

Starring: Jenny Seagrove, John Hannah, Julian Kostov



Based on the inspiring true story of Louisa Gould, the drama is set during World War II on the Nazi-occupied island of Jersey. Alongside her brother and sister and the village postmaster, Louisa bravely descides to harbour in an escaped Russian Prisoner of War, soon striking up a bond and treating him as her own. The tension mounts as it becomes clear that Churchill will not risk an assault to recapture the British soil, and the island-community spirit begins to fray under pressures of hunger, occupation and divided loyalty. Against this backdrop, Louisa fights to preserve her family's sense of humanity and to protect the Russian boy against all odds.



Contains moderate violence, gruesome images



Tickets: £6.90

Concessions: £5.90

PREMIUM seats: £2.00 extra

Full time students (FE/HE) & registered unemployed: £4.00

A £1.50 transaction fee is applicable per booking, except for cash and debit card payments made in person or by telephone



Music Lunchtime Concert

Cramphorn


Wednesday 18 October 1.00pm



TBC



Lunchtime Concerts are FREE, although a small donation of £1 is

greatly appreciated



Talks/

Lectures National Trust Talk

Cramphorn


Wednesday 18 October 7.45pm



‘The History of Chelmsford High Street’ By Alan Pamphilion



Admission is £3 per Group member or NT Volunteer and £5 per Non-Group member



For more information contact Colin Jay, tel. 01245 350955 or online at

http://www.chelmsfordntgroup.org.uk



Comedy Stewart Lee – Content Provider

Civic


Wednesday 18 October 7.45pm



After four years writing and performing his TV show Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Content Provider is Stewart’s first brand new full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World.



“The most consistently funny show of his brilliant career… I laughed till it hurt”***** The Times

“Characteristically twisty and frequently brilliant” **** The Guardian

“Venomously funny”**** Standard

“The delusional ravings of a man who has lost his way in the world”***** Mail on Sunday



Tickets: £24.00

A £1.50 transaction fee is applicable per booking, except for cash and debit card payments made in person or by telephone.



Talks/

Lectures TEDx Chelmsford

Civic


Thursday 19 October 9.30am



In its third year TEDxChelmsford will be in the Civic Theatre with a larger capacity and more talks from inspiring speakers with ideas worth spreading.

The full day event will feature presentations of 18mins or less in TED style, sharing ideas that spread. Ideas that could change your thinking, change your life or possibly, change the world. There will be ample opportunities to meet fellow audience members, discuss ideas you hear, mingle with speakers or network with partners and sponsors.



Tickets are available for purchase (full price and concessions) with community tickets available from selected channels.



Please go to www.tedxchelmsford.com/gettickets to find out more and book your place. Please be aware that tickets are not available to purchase over the phone.



Cinema Hampstead (12A)

Cramphorn


Friday 20 October 8.00pm

103mins/2017/UK

Director: Joel Hopkins

Language: English

Starring: James Norton, Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson



Emily is an American widow who meets Donald, who’s lived in a shack on ‘Hampstead’ Heath for 17 years.



Initially gruff and reclusive, Donald gradually opens up to her and a tentative romance begins to blossom. And when a property developer tries to evict him so they can build luxury apartments on his land, he and Emily team up to try and save his home.



You can find love anywhere – even on ‘Hampstead’ Heath – with this charming comedy drama starring screen legends Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson.



Contains moderate bad language



Tickets: £6.90

Concessions: £5.90

PREMIUM seats: £2.00 extra

Full time students (FE/HE) & registered unemployed: £4.00

AD available

A £1.50 transaction fee is applicable per booking, except for cash and debit card payments made in person or by telephone



Family Singalonga Beauty and the Beast

Civic


Saturday 21 October 2.00pm & 7.00pm

Singalonga Productions invite you to “Be our Guest” at Sing-a-Long-a Beauty and the Beast. Join us as we celebrate the brand new adaptation of Disney’s iconic fairy tale with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in!.



This is your chance to sing your heart out to the Disney songs of your childhood such as “Be our Guest”, “Belle”, “Gaston” and not forgetting the “Beauty and The Beast”. Sing along with Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson in this romantic fairy tale and see if you can stop those tears at the end.



Our Singalonga host will start with a pre-show where they will warm up your voices, teach you some hand actions, show you how to use the famous Singalonga props bag during the film and when to boo the arrogant Gaston and of course judge the fancy dress competition!



For those of you who have been abandoned somewhere on a desert Island and don’t know the story… Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast's hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.



So come along and celebrate this “tale as old as time”, dress as your favourite character and get ready to feel part of a real fairytale.



Tickets: £16.00

Under 16s: £11.00 Family: £48.00

Group Booking: 1 in 10 Free

Included in the Pick ‘n’ Mix Offer

A £1.50 transaction fee is applicable per booking, except for cash and debit card payments made in person or by telephone.



Cinema

Event Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland


Cramphorn

Monday 23 October 7.15pm

Live from the Royal Opera House, London

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon

Music: Joby Talbot



At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser… Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.



Tickets: £14.50

Concessions: £13.00

PREMIUM seats £2.00 extra

Group Booking: 1 in 10 Free

Full time students (FE/HE) & registered unemployed: £7.00

Leisure Plus Scheme tickets available

A £1.50 booking fee is applicable per transaction, except for cash and

debit card payments made in person or by telephone.



Family Milkshake Live

Civic


Tuesday 24 October 12noon & 3.30pm

Starring Milkshake! favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake’s very own Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters, this all singing, all dancing, musical masterpiece, will take audiences on a journey through the world’s favourite fairy tales.



Set amongst Milkshake’s magical bookcase, this brand new live show is sure to amaze and delight! The Milkshake! cast will be singing songs and sharing stories that audience members, young and old, will know and love.



Tickets: £15.00

Under 16s: £13.50 Family: £52.00

Group Booking: 1 in 10 Free

Included in the Pick ‘n’ Mix Offer

A £1.50 transaction fee is applicable per booking, except for cash and debit card payments made in person or by telephone.



Cinema Whitney: Can I Be Me? (15)

Cramphorn


Tuesday 24 October 8.00pm

105mins/2017/UK/USA

Director: Rudi Dolezal, Nick Broomfield

Language: English, French

Starring: Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Bobby Brown



From acclaimed director Nick Broomfield comes a new film about one of the greatest singers of all time. Whitney Houston was the epitome of superstar, an “American Princess,” the most awarded female artist ever. Even though Whitney had made millions of dollars, had more consecutive number ones than The Beatles, and became recognized as having one of the greatest voices of all time, she still wasn’t free to be herself and died at just 48 years old. Made with largely never-seen before footage and exclusive live recordings, WHITNEY ‘Can I Be Me’ tells Whitney Houston’s incredible and poignant life story with insights from those closest to her.



Contains strong language, drug references



Tickets: £6.90

Concessions: £5.90

PREMIUM seats: £2.00 extra

Full time students (FE/HE) & registered unemployed: £4.00

A £1.50 transaction fee is applicable per booking, except for cash and debit card payments made in person or by telephone



Music Lunchtime Concert

Cramphorn

Wednesday 25 October 1.00pm



TBC



Lunchtime Concerts are FREE, although a small donation of £1 is

greatly appreciated


Music Sensational 60s Experience

Civic

Wednesday 25 October 7.30pm



Without doubt the most explosive 60’s show touring the UK, for one night only. Five legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten. Mike Pender (original voice of The Searchers), Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Fortunes, New Amen Corner. With the definite feel good factor this is must see 60’s show for 2017. Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best. Hits include Needles and Pins, Out Of Time, I’m Into Something Good, plus many more



Tickets: £27.00

Group Booking: 1 in 10 Free

Leisure Plus Scheme tickets available

Included in the Pick ‘n’ Mix Offer

Full time students (FE/HE) & registered unemployed: £7.00

A £1.50 transaction fee is applicable per booking, except for cash and debit card payments made in person or by telephone.



Music Maddy Prior

Cramphorn


Wednesday 25 October 8.00pm



Maddy Prior In Concert



A true legend of British music, Maddy Prior has built her career on exploring various musical avenues. Latest album 3 For Joy is no exception, a further exploration of the tradition that she loves. Together with new musical partners Giles Lewin (Carnival Band) and young accordion player Hannah James, Maddy returns to perform the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe – all delivered in her own unique style.



“Folky three join up for joyously beardless collaboration.”

(David Quantick - Q Magazine - 4 Stars.)



“3 For Joy is an exultant meeting of generations and traditions, but stamped with the strong musical personalities of each member.”

(Tim Cumming – Songline Magazine – 4 stars.)



Tickets: £18.50

PREMIUM seats: £2.00 extra

Group Booking: 1 in 10 Free

Included in the Pick ‘n’ Mix Offer

Full time students (FE/HE) & registered unemployed: £7.00

A £1.50 transaction fee is applicable per booking, except for cash and debit card payments made in person or by telephone.



Drama Private Lives

Civic


Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 October 7.45pm

Sat mat: 2.30pm



London Classic Theatre present a major new touring production of Noël Coward’s sparkling comedy. In Private Lives, strong passions and stronger personalities set the stage for a classic battle of the sexes. 1930. The South of France. Two newly-married couples occupy adjoining honeymoon suites in the same hotel. As a distant orchestra plays, Sibyl gazes adoringly at charismatic husband Elyot, while Victor admires his new wife, the vivacious and sophisticated Amanda. Champagne flows and the sea shimmers in the moonlight as the newlyweds prepare for the evening ahead. But when Amanda overhears a familiar voice singing a forgotten song, an old spark reignites, with spectacular consequences. Full of razor-sharp wit and quick-fire dialogue, Private Lives is Noël Coward’s most popular and enduring stage comedy. Extraordinarily written in only three days, Private Lives opened at

London’s Phoenix Theatre in August 1930 to packed houses. Since then, this charming comedy of manners has retained its remarkable appeal, captivating audiences all over the world.



Tickets: £16.50

Concessions: £15.00

Schools: £10.00

Group Booking: 1 in 10 Free

Leisure Plus Scheme tickets available

Included in the Pick ‘n’ Mix Offer

Full time students (FE/HE) & registered unemployed: £7.00

A £1.50 transaction fee is applicable per booking, except for cash and debit card payments made in person or by telephone



Cinema

Event Le Corsaire

Cramphorn


Sunday 29 October 4.00pm

Pre-recorded from the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow

Starring: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Music: Adolphe Adam

Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky



Amidst a bustling market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with the beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem’s bazaar.



Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s exotic 19th century classic, this miracle of the repertoire is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions. Complete with a magnificent awe-inspring shipwreck and dramatic scenery, this grand romance is made especially for those who seek miracles in theatre.



Tickets: £14.50

Concessions: £13.00

PREMIUM seats £2.00 extra

Group Booking: 1 in 10 Free

Full time students (FE/HE) & registered unemployed: £7.00

Leisure Plus Scheme tickets available

A £1.50 booking fee is applicable per transaction, except for cash and

debit card payments made in person or by telephone.



Cinema The Graduate (12A)

Cramphorn


Tuesday 31 October 8.00pm

101 mins/1967/USA

Director: Mike Nichols

Language: English

Starring: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross



50th Anniversary Restoration

Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) a disillusioned college student is rescued from his boredom when he is seduced into a clandestine affair with a middle-aged married friend of his parents, Mrs Robinson (Anne Bancroft). That liaison is soon complicated by Benjamin’s infatuation with her college-age daughter.



The Graduate is back in cinemas with a £4K restoration to mark its 50th anniversary, The film was a sensation on its original release in 1967 earning Mike Nichols the Oscar for Best Director. The film also introduced the music of Simon & Garfunkel to a wider audience and featured one of the most famous seductions scenes in cinematic history. The Graduate also introduced the world to Dustin Hoffman, perfectly cast as the jaw-droppingly naïve Benjamin.



Contains moderate sex references, infrequent brief nudity



Tickets: £6.90

Concessions: £5.90

PREMIUM seats: £2.00 extra

Full time students (FE/HE) & registered unemployed: £4.00

AD available

A £1.50 transaction fee is applicable per booking, except for cash and debit card payments made in person or by telephone



Music City of London Sinfonia: M&G Classical Concert Series

Civic


Sunday 29 October 4.00pm



M&G 30th Anniversary Classical Concert Series



Alexandra Wood (Violin/Director)

Dobrinka Tabakova – Organum Light

Purcell – Fantasia Upon One Note

Arvo Part – Fratres

Bach – Double Violin Concerto

Avro Part - Summa

Bach – Selection from The Musical Offering

John Woolrich – Ulysses Awakes

Mozart – Serenata Notturna



Pre-concert talks free to ticket holders

Buy all four M&G concerts and get 10% off the total ticket price.



Tickets: £25.00, £21.00, £17.00

Concessions: £22.50, £18.50, £14.50

Under 16s: £7.00

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Silk River Unfurls - Community Programme and Exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew as part of autumn arts festival
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity’s Christmas Gift and Food Fair is back on Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 November, and it’s bigger and better than before. Held in the fabulous grounds of Chelmsford City Racecourse, the fair will be showcasing over 80 independent retailers, who combined, will stock a variety of items including gifts, homeware, jewellery, art, books, toys, gourmet delights and much more.
If you are considering adopting a dog, we have been sent some advice to help the Essex community through the adoption process and making the right decisions
Chelmsford Museum is hosting a new sculpture exhibition by renowned Essex-based artist Billie Bond at the museum's ‘Mezzanine Gallery'. The exhibition titled ‘Perfect for Imperfection - The Art of Healing' features work from Billie's first solo London exhibition in April 2017.
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Writtle University College has installed six new Swift nest boxes on a building to encourage the threatened birds to breed.
Recently left university or about to start your final year? Interested in a career in the Public Sector?

Chelmsford City Council offers an award-winning graduate scheme. With a salary of £18,996 and real responsibility for projects, it's a great way to start your career.

You get great support, valuable experience and the chance to try your hand at different roles. Many of our grads choose to stay on
A city play area has been awarded special status as it has been adapted for disabled children and wheelchair users.
The Adventure Castle play area in Hylands Park is now officially accredited by PiPA, also known as Planning Inclusive Play Areas.