Here’s a weekly round-up of the latest stage productions coming to the region in the next year.
It’s All About Me at Portsmouth Guildhall, November 4
Joanna Lumley will be embarking on her first ever live tour – It’s All About Me. Joanna will talk about her hilarious and interesting adventures from her incredible career spanning more than four decades, recounting some never heard before stories. She will also be joined on stage by friend and producer Clive Tulloh, who will put to Joanna questions from the audience that they’ve always wanted to ask.
Sleeping Beauty at Chichester Festival Theatre, December 15-30
Chichester Festival Youth Theatre’s Christmas show in which a princess under a fairy’s curse pricks her finger and sleeps for 100 years, waiting to be woken by a prince’s kiss. But hang on, there’s a distinctly different slant to this story. The princess is beautiful but there are two princes and a lot of threatening thorns.
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at Kings Theatre, Southsea, November 27
Following the sell-out success of their multi-award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre return with their latest production about a bank so corrupt even the security guards are on the take and a priceless diamond. Will it be safely stored or will it all go horribly wrong?
Private Peaceful at Theatre Royal Winchester, November 13-17
Commemorating the 100th year anniversary of the end of World War One and based on the classic Michael Morpurgo novel, Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn.
During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line.
Morpurgo’s inspiration came from a visit to Ypres, where he discovered more about the First World War.
Book now at: theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk/
Swan Lake at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, November 15
Swan Lake is one of Tchaikovsky’s best works, featuring some of ballet’s most memorable music and breath-taking dance.
The tale of two young women, Odette and Odilie, who resembles each other so strikingly one can easily be mistaken for the other.
But Odette is turned into a swan by an evil curse.
Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under?
Swan Lake is the story full of mystery and romance and can be booked now at fernehamhall.co.uk/
For more information visit russian-national-ballet.com/