New season for Fareham theatre celebrating thirtieth

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Having recently staged one of the biggest pantomimes in the city with Beauty And The Beast, starring Steps popstar H, Ferneham Hall, Fareham is celebrating a milestone this year as it turns 30.

The first show back after the theatre stayed dark for January is the Havant Chamber Orchestra on February 11, which is celebrating its 50th season. Featuring two international orchestral stars, international composer and trombonist Simon Wills will be leading his new piece, Truffaldino, a ballet specifically for Chamber orchestras.

Interalia Theatre’s production is a new adaptation of The Three Musketeers, scripted by Portsmouth writer Nick Scovell, and the first show to use the venues Octagon Studio Theatre between February 13-15.

STP musicals will present Anything Goes from February 15-18, while Straight No Chaser, an American capella group, will arrive on February 19 on the back of a sell-out tour supporting Barry Manilow at the O2. The Syd Lawrence Orchestra will also be appearing on February 28.

The Moscow Ballet will be performing Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake on March 7, while the Chinese State Circus will perform in Fareham for the first time ever between April 26-28, bringing with them a mix of acrobatics, juggling, music and dance.

Fareham Musical Society will also be appearing at the venue with their own take on the classic Singin’ In The Rain from March 13-17.

For more information on any of these shows contact Ferneham Hall, Fareham on (01329) 231942 or go to