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EAS YA TB RID PO RT- DANC E AR TS. EXH CO M IBI MU TIO S N IC FIL S SPO M KEN WO R TAK EP D AR TBOO KIN G ISCO ME DYTHE ATR E LIV ES CR EEN INGwhat's on OCT 2019 – JAN 2020BOOKING INFORMATIONBooking is easy atwww.bridport-arts.comThe Box Office is open: 10am – 3pm Tue to Fri, 10am – 4pm Sat and one hour before an evening performance.ONLINEACCESSBooking online is an easy and secure way of getting the tickets that you want at a time convenient to you. Book online 24 hours a day at have a level access foyer, theatre and cafe. Please advise us when booking tickets of any special requirements. The Allsop Gallery is accessible via a platform lift.BY PHONE Call the Box Office on 01308 424204. We accept payment by most credit and debit cards. If your call is taken by the answerphone, please leave your telephone number and we will call back.REFUNDS Bridport Arts Centre does not refund money for tickets.RESERVATIONS We are happy to reserve tickets for one week, after this they will be deleted from the system. Please collect no later than 30 mins before the performance.CONCESSIONS Our concessionary rates apply to those in receipt of disability benefit, job seekers allowance or income support. Proof may be requested.VISITING INFORMATIONCAR PARKING The parking bay for disabled drivers is immediately outside the venue. Other visitors are advised to use the public car park on the left hand side further down South Street, leaving town.RESTORATION LEVY A £1 Restoration Levy is included in the price of certain live shows. This goes towards the upkeep and maintenance of the Grade II listed building.BOOKING FEE A £1.50 fee applies to all bookings, members are exempt from this charge.BRIDPORT ARTS CENTRE IS SUPPORTED BY: Charity Number: 1069780Address: Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3NR Phone: 01308 424204 Email: info@bridport-arts.comSPECIAL PRICES & OFFERSMEMBER’S DISCOUNT AVAILABLEWe are pleased to offer a 10% discount for members on all events where you see this symbol. See page 45 for information on becoming a member. Members are exempt from the booking fee.2Book online www.bridport-arts.comBAC STAGE PASSIf you are aged 14-25 you can become a member for FREE and get discounts to a variety of events and see films for only £3! See page 43 for more information. A limited number of £5 tickets are also available to live shows wherever you see this logo.OPERA & BALLET SCREENINGSYou can take 10% off when you book four or more tickets to our live screening programme, including all Met Opera and Royal Opera House previe ndExclusive even ts aMEMBERS Inspiring Creativity in Your Community You help to bring arts and culture to your local community when you become a member of Bridport Arts Centre. It’s only with the support of our members that we can deliver such a vibrant and diverse programme of events and activities throughout the year. So become a member of Bridport Arts Centre today, and ensure that you and everyone you love can continue to enjoy world-class performances and exhibitions.BECOME A MEMBER TO UNLOCK THESE AMAZING BENEFITS TODAY! FRONT ROW MEMBERS 10% off ticket prices for eligible events Refer a friend and receive a pair of free tickets when they join Season programme and members newsletter sent to you Invitations to season launch events£25 INDIVIDUAL £35 INDIVIDUAL PLUS FRIENDPrices for existing members will be frozen for 12 months.BACSTAGE PASSSPOTLIGHT 10% off ticket prices for eligible events Refer a friend and receive a pair of free tickets when they join Season programme and members newsletter sent to you Invitations to season launch events Invitations to previews in the Allsop Gallery Priority bookingDo you know anyone aged 14-25? The BACSTAGE pass is right for them £3 cinema tickets £5 tickets to selected live events Season programme and members newsletter sent to you Invitations to season launch eventsFREE£65 INDIVIDUAL £105 INDIVIDUAL PLUS FRIENDBook online www.bridport-arts.com3SIC MUBOYD AND LANE Friday 4 Oct, 11am Tickets: £10NATHANIEL BOYD CELLOSIMON LANE PIANO BEETHOVEN Sonata No 4 in C major, Op 102 No 1 CHOPIN Sonata in G minor, Op 65. We welcome back NATHANIEL BOYD. As an internationally recognised chamber musician and soloist, Nathaniel has appeared at the world’s leading concert halls. He has received numerous awards in particular for his work with the Navarra String Quartet. We heard him in our 2018 season with the Albion Quartet. We are also delighted to invite back SIMON LANE (last here in 2015), who has gained recognition for his compelling and sensitive performances, and has collaborated with many of the world’s most exciting musiciansincluding Danielle de Niese, and Iestyn Davies. His CD release with cellist Philip Higham was selected as Strad Magazine‘s ‘CD of the month’. www.simonlane.eu4Book online www.bridport-arts.comARTHUR SMITH Friday 4 Oct, 7.30pm Tickets: £20DY E M COJoin comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution ARTHUR SMITH and bask in an evening of laughter and off the wall humour with one of the ‘alternative comedians’ who shook up the world of light entertainment in the nineteen eighties and nineties. Expect an evening of sublime playfulness, crammed with jokes, anecdotes, short stories, poems, songs (at least 1 from Leonard Cohen) and readings from his recently published memoir ‘My Name Is Daphne Fairfax’ which has won praise from literary critics. He will also tell the story, as well as a portrait of his late father PC Sad Smith, survivor of Colditz POW camp and London copper. A BBC regular, well-known for his appearances on TV’s ‘Grumpy Old Men’, ‘Q.I.’, ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘The One Show’, Radio 4’s ‘Loose Ends’, ‘Balham Bash’, and host of Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club, and Radio 2’s ‘Smith Lectures’. He is a ‘Spirit of The Fringe’ award-winning Edinburgh Festival stalwart and Olivier nominated playwright for ‘An Evening With Gary Lineker’. Arthur is simply one of our funniest and most original comic performers and is guaranteed to bring you a night of hilarity, mirth and scandal…with a touch of rudeness thrown in for good measure.Book online www.bridport-arts.com5EXTREMELY DAN Saturday 5 Oct, 7.30pm Tickets: £25.50FOUNDERS JASON WARRICK AND MIKE CASEY LEAD THE EXTREMELY DAN SHOW INTO 2019 WITH AN EXCITING STEELY DAN EXPERIENCE… They have been putting the best parts of live and studio versions of the classic songs to create an unforgettable tribute show, recreating the sound and feel of Steely Dan. With a band of nine incredible musicians, this production showcases an impressive repertoire of songs, complementing the ever-present classics such as Peg, Josie, Aja and Reeling In The Years.SIC MU6Book online www.bridport-arts.comSteely Dan are one of the most iconic American bands. They have sold over 40 million albums since true musical pioneers Donald Fagan and Walter Becker first collaborated back in 1972. Blending jazz, traditional pop, R&B, and sophisticated studio production with cryptic and ironic lyrics, the band enjoyed huge critical and commercial success and the their music is as popular today is it has even been.SHORT STORY SLAM Thursday 10 Oct, 7.30pm Tickets: £5Hone your writing skills and take part by reading your very own short story (which must take no longer than 5 minutes to read out loud) or come along to enjoy an evening of listening to other writers telling tales. To take part in the Slam please contact Frances Colville at frances.colville@gmail.comSIC MU JAZZ IN THE THEATREPHILIP CLOUTSORD W KEN O P SFriday 11 Oct, 8pm Tickets: £10 Terri Quaye International veteran jazz singer and pianist Terri Quaye brings a programme of ‘New York style’ jazz classics and her own compositions. Terri has performed and recorded with some of the greats of American jazz, including Archie Shepp, Billy Higgins, Johnny Griffin and Betty Carter. Her Bridport programme includes the mellow swing of East of the Sun and Body and Soul, the lilting bossa nova of Wave,and Duke Ellington’s elegant ballad Sophisticated Lady. Terri is currently living in Bridport and recently performed in the Beaminster Arts Festival. She will be accompanied by Ron Phelan on 5-string double bass and Ronnie Jones on drums.ANO AND NOWADAYS PI COCKTAIL BARS ARE D TE CA TI IS SOPH BETWEEN. FEW AND FAR Y THE HUGELY OSER FORTUNATEL SINGER, COMP ZZ JA ED NT ON TALE IS E AY QU I TERR ERS AT AND PIANIST RTAIN CUSTOM THE HAND TO ENTE IN L TE HO EN RIDI E HAS LONDON’S ME ADILLY... QUAY HEART OF PICC ATIONALLY AND RN WORKED INTE IN ZZ FESTIVALS STARRED IN JA ALAND AND NEW ZE ND LA PO , ROME W YORK , NE IN TS ER NC AS WELL AS CO INGTON DC. SH PARIS AND WAThe StageBook online www.bridport-arts.com7FAIRPORT CONVENTION Saturday 12 Oct, 7.30pm Tickets: £25Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance. BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s ground-breaking album Liege & Lief ‘The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’; and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC Four television. This year’s Autumn Tour will feature a mix of longestablished Fairport favourites and new material. Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has won a covetedFairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, an evening with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and delight you.SIC MUUSICIANS IMPRESSIVE M BACK T A RE G WITH A E .. (THEY) TAK E. U G LO TA CA Y RL D CLEA CHANCES AN SELVES. EM TH Y JO ENThe Guardian8Book online www.bridport-arts.comND VIGOROUS A THE MUSIC .. T. EN D CONFI . D THE ROOM N LEAPT AROUThe MirrorMET OPERA ENCOREGIACOMO PUCCINI TURANDOTSunday 13 Oct, 4pm Tickets: £17.50/£14.50Two of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, which also features tenors Roberto Aronica and Marco Berti as Calàf, sopranos Eleonora Buratto and Hibla Gerzmava as Liù, and bass-baritone James Morris as Timur.LIVE ING EEN R C SORD W KEN SPOAN EVENING WITH THE BRIDPORT PRIZE JUDGES Friday 18 Oct, 7pmTickets: £6 Adults/£5 Members & Conc. / £3 School Groups – with a free teacher ticket for every ten students attending Founded in 1973, the Bridport Prize is the Arts Centre’s flagship project. Attracting many thousands of entries from across the world each year, it has grown to become one of the most widely respected creative writing competitions in the English language. Come and be inspired by the wonderful writers who are this year’s judges – Hollie McNish (Poetry), Kirsty Logan (Short Story & Flash Fiction) and Naomi Wood (Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a First Novel). An unforgettable evening for everyone who loves words! For more info on schools’ visits, please email online www.bridport-arts.com9PETER AND THE WOLF Friday 25 Oct, 11am & 2pm Tickets: ÂŁ15/ÂŁ10This family concert is a perennial favourite by Sergei Prokofiev, and is suitable for all ages. It engages with the audience throughout and helps children to enjoy the experience of going to a concert by making it fun and entertaining. It is a wonderful way to introduce classical music to younger children whilst also entertaining the adults.SIC MU10Book online www.bridport-arts.comWith live wind quintet consisting flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn, our talented instrumentalists have worked with the CBSO, London Concert Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra and have performed for West End shows and the BBC Proms.ROGER McGOUGH Friday 25 Oct, 7.30pm Tickets: £16.50ORD W KEN O P SRoger McGough is the author of over a hundred books of poetry for adults and children. Hi exuberant new collection joinedupwriting ranges from forgotten friendships and the idiosyncrasies of family life to the trauma of war and contemporary global politics. These poems explore the human experience in all its shades of light and dark but always with McGough’s signature wit, irreverence and vivacity. This is the nation’s favourite poet at his finest.BRILLIANTLY G , LED ENTERTAININ BY A LEGEND Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Music PresenterSAINT THE PATRON OF POETRYCarol Ann DuffyEDIC TABLE RUEFUL, UNPR N TO PLEASE OBSERVATIO T WITS ES THE SHARPThe IndependentOWN LIVERPOOL’S TE POET LAUREADaily PostBook online www.bridport-arts.com11MET OPERA ENCOREMANONSunday 27 Oct, 4pm Tickets: £17.50/£14.50Laurent Pelly’s enchanting production, starring exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role, explores the devastating consequences when excess and passion collide. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score with tenor Michael Fabiano as the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves to be the undoing of these unfortunate lovers.LIVE ING EEN R C SFILMFRANKENWEENIE Thursday 31 Oct, 11am Tickets: £3Join us for a spooky family screening of Frankenweenie, a non stop motion sci-fi family film directed by Tim Burton. It is a remake of Burton’s 1984 short film of the same name and is a parody of and an homage to the 1931 film Frankenstein based on Mary Shelley’s book of the same name. Like both those films, Frankenweenie is in black and white. It is also the fourth stop-motion film produced by Burton and the first of those four that isn’t a musical. In the film, a boy named Victor loses his dog, named Sparky, and uses the power of science to resurrect him.12Book online www.bridport-arts.comROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Thursday 31 Oct, 7.30pm Tickets: £10 Includes a cocktailIn this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”SIC MUIt’s packed full of terrific numbers including ‘The Timewarp’, ‘Sweet Transvestite’, ‘There’s a Light’, ‘I’m Going Home’, ‘Whatever Happened To Saturday Night?’ and ‘Science Fiction Double Feature’.FILMDO THE TIMEWARP AT BRIDPORT ARTS THIS HALLOWEEN!CLASSIC CONCERTSCONSONE QUARTET Friday 1 Nov, 11amTickets: £10/£7 Concessions MOZART Quartet No 16 in Eb major KV428 (Haydn Quartet) MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in Eb major (1823) In 2015 the CONSONE QUARTET delighted audiences in the West Country. Formed at the Royal College of Music the Quartet is dedicated to exploring Classical and Early Romantic repertoire on period instruments. Winner of the 2016 Royal Over-Seas League Ensemble Prize, Consone was also awarded prizes at the 2015 York Early Music International Young Artists Competition. The Consone Quartet is rapidly gaining international recognition, performing all over Europe and recently in Bolivia and Peru. The Quartet recently released their debut CD, featuring Haydn and Mendelssohn. www.consonequartet.comBook online www.bridport-arts.com13YE VAGABONDS Friday 1 Nov, 7.30pm Tickets: £18Nominated ‘Best Traditional Track’ – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn grew up playing music together around their hometown of Carlow, a small town in the southeast of Ireland. After moving to Dublin in 2012, they quickly became a staple of the live music and session scene in Ireland, playing their own original songs as well as folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America.SIC MUT ME OF MY FIRS THEY REMIND USINS’ IN CO DAYS AT ‘LES NDS ... YE VAGABO SOHO IN 1965 ON SI ES PR EX N ARE A MODER N THAT IS OF A TRADITIO AND S. TRULY ROBUST THESE ISLAND TO T AN IMPORT Roy Harper14Book online www.bridport-arts.comIn October 2017 they launched their debut, self-titled album to great acclaim. “Ye Vagabonds” comprises of harmony rich folk music, influenced by Irish traditional music, Appalachian singing, and the 1960’s folk revival. It includes ten mellow tracks weaved with thoughtful lyrics, thickly layered with strings and droning harmonium.WARDS TO GO GOING BACK S] E VAGABOND FORWARDS, [Y ODERN DAY M LOOK NOT TO INSPIRE INFLUENCE TO BUT PREFER , D THEIR SOUN ND REFLEC T TO ABSORB A INE LEANINGS U N THE MOST GE ION, PLAYING IT D A TR P OF DEE T RESONATES A TH FOLK MUSIC HONEST AS IT AS PURE AND IMMEMORIAL. E M HAS SINCE TI Myles O Reilly (Arbutus Yarns)THE MONSTER AND MARY SHELLEYTRE A E THSaturday 2 Nov, 7.30pm Tickets: £17AN OUTLANDISH TRIP THROUGH THE MIND OF ONE OF LITERATURE’S MOST INFLUENTIAL IMAGINATIONS. June 1816 – the ‘Year without a summer’: On yet another sun-less day at their holiday villa in Switzerland, Lord Byron challenges his guests Percy and Mary Shelley to ‘each write a ghost story’. Two days later Mary, 18 years old and having recently watched her premature baby die, has a ‘waking dream’ and begins to write a story that will haunt and define her for the rest of her life. ‘So this is why you created me? Not to scare your readers. Not to scare yourself. But to scare away the things that really frightened you? So that you can sleep at night?’ The Monster and Mary Shelley is an atmospheric, moving, and at times darkly comic exploration of ‘fear’. Incorporating elements of music hall, melodrama, horror and teenage rebellion with a pulsing, contemporary cinematic score, The Monster… explores the life of Mary Shelley – the Gothic Girl who electrified the world.REARY IT WAS ON AOD EMBER, V N IN NIGHT THE LD E THAT I BEHSHMENT LI P M ACCO OF MY TOILSVictor FrankensteinStewart Ennis’ captivating script sparkles, weaving the contemporary with the classical. Catherine Gillard delivers a tour de force performance as Mary. Highly recommended The Reviews HubFascinating and hilarious, a wonderfully engaging show The Wee ReviewElectrifying theatre, a simple yet illuminating and brilliant piece of theatre Skye – Theatre for AllBook online www.bridport-arts.com15LEONARDO’S FULL STORY Thursday 7 Nov, 7.30pm Tickets: £12Leonardo da Vinci is acclaimed as the world’s favourite artist. Many TV shows and feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element of all: his art. Leonardo’s peerless paintings and drawings will be the focus of Leonardo’s Full Story, as EXHIBITION ON SCREEN presents every single attributed painting, in Ultra HD quality, never seen before on the big screen. Key works include The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Lady with an Ermine, Ginevra de’ Benci, Madonna Litta, Virgin of the Rocks, and more than a dozen others. This film also looks afresh at Leonardo’s life – his inventiveness, his sculptural skills, his military foresight and his ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day – through the prism of his art.SIC MUABSOLUTELY ELTON: NOT THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD TOUR Friday 8 Nov, 7.30pm Tickets: £21.50LIVE ING EEN SCRElton John tribute Absolutely Elton was born of a love of one of the finest songwriters and performers of all time. The appeal of Elton John spans generations and his music is interwoven in to our lives. From the sheer pomp and energy of ‘Crocodile Rock’, ‘Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting’ & ‘I’m Still Standing’ to the beauty of ballads such as ‘Your Song’, ‘Candle In The Wind’, ‘Blue Eyes’ & ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’, the music of Elton John makes up
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