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Wanted: talented pooches to play Toto in BATS' new production of The Wizard of Oz

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:39am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Two dogs and a reserve will share the role of Toto for ten performances at The Haymarket in November.

See The Gruffalo live on stage in Basingstoke next month

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:21pm Thursday 14th August 2014

The Tall Stories’ hit musical stage adaptation of the award-winning picture book The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler comes to Basingstoke direct from a West End season.

Jason Donovan to star in Annie Get Your Gun in Woking next week

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Jonathan Wilkes will play the role on Saturday, August 16.

Family show The Hunters Grimm arrives at the Watermill Theatre next week

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:05pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

Performed by Teatro Vivo, The Hunters Grimm puts the audience in the midst of the action as the show moves around the theatre’s grounds and buildings.

Anvil Arts summer box office opening hours

2:10pm Monday 4th August 2014

THE Anvil box office will be closed on Tuesday, August 5 for a system upgrade.

Champions of Magic tour to call in at The Anvil in September

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:58pm Monday 4th August 2014

With a combination of elegant classics and cutting edge alternative magic, audiences will witness a mastery of card manipulation, death defying stunts, mind boggling sleight of hand and spectacular illusions.

Sing-A-Long-A Disney's Frozen at Basingstoke's Anvil and at Newbury's Corn Exchange

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:17pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Tickets for the Newbury screening go on general sale on Friday, August 1 at 10am. Tickets for The Anvil screening are on sale now.

Heartbeat's Jason Durr to play Poirot in Black Coffee at Woking’s New Victoria Theatre this month

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:05pm Thursday 31st July 2014

HEARTBEAT’s Jason Durr takes on the coveted role of Poirot in Black Coffee, the only play to feature the world famous detective, at Woking’s New Victoria Theatre this month.

New play about the highs and lows of following Southampton Football Club opens this week

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:29am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Matt Le Tissier and Francis Benali will make their acting debuts in the production, featuring as themselves in cameo roles in pre-recorded film segments.

Ruby Wax to bring Sane New World tour to Basingstoke's Haymarket

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:49am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Sane New World, which is coming to The Haymarket on Saturday, September 13, will help us understand why we sabotage our own sanity and provides a manual on how to survive the 21st century.

Sing Along to Bugsy Malone at Proteus Creation Space

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Bugsy Malone is a family favourite, full of gangsters, gags and splurge guns.

REVIEW: Calamity Jane, The Watermill - until September 6

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:11am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE Watermill has definitely done it again with this sublime whip-cracking version of the popular musical.

REVIEW: The Lion King, The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:29am Thursday 17th July 2014

This phenomenal production is at the Hampshire venue until September 6.

Rock of Ages is on its way to Woking and Southampton

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:11pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A celebration of classic 80s culture, Rock of Ages stars Ben Richards as rock god Stacee Jaxx and Noel Sullivan as Drew Boley.

All-male company The Lord Chamberlain’s Men return to The Vyne next month to perform Romeo & Juliet

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:50pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Join the all-male company for a performance of the world’s greatest love story in this stunning Tudor setting on August 16.

Avenue Q arrives at Theatre Royal Winchester at the weekend

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Featuring the naughtiest puppets in town, brought hilariously to life by an ensemble cast of 11 performers, Avenue Q is a Tony Award-winning musical about growing up, dreaming big, and finding your purpose in life.

REPORT: The Good Person of Szechwan, Basingstoke Youth Theatre

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

THE lucky young performers from this group – which is affiliated to Proteus Theatre Company, Central Studio and Anvil Arts – benefit from staging their performances in the town’s historic Haymarket theatre.

Tickets now on sale for 2015 Jersey Boys run at Southampton's Mayflower

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:06am Monday 14th July 2014

The producers of the tour are also delighted to announce that West End star Tim Driesen will be heading the cast as Frankie Valli.

Almost time for Calamity Jane at The Watermill Theatre

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:40pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Jodie Prenger will play the lead role in this version of the popular musical.

Bestselling children’s author Julia Donaldson talks about the theatrical version of What the Ladybird Heard, which is coming to The Haymarket next weekend

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Julia's first picture book, A Squash and A Squeeze, was published over twenty years ago, and since then she has written over 160 books, including the modern classic The Gruffalo.

One week to go until The Lion King opens in the Mayflower

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Friday 4th July 2014

The phenomenally popular Disney show will run in the venue for nine weeks until September 6 as part of a record-breaking tour of the UK and Ireland.

Southampton's Nuffield appoints team of associate actors - Tom Hiddleston, Laura Carmichael, Celia Imrie and Samantha Bond - as part of 50th anniversary season

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

The new season features four new commissions, including the world premiere of the stage adaptation of the classic Coen Brothers’ film The Hudsucker Proxy.

Milkshake! Live tour to visit Camberley this month

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:04pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

This brand new show, which will take place in the venue at 11am and 2pm on Saturday, July 26, features lots of Milkshake! friends including two Milkshake! presenters.

Thirty Stagecoach Basingstoke students travel to Southsea for gala evening

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:21pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A total of 213 students from nine Stagecoach schools throughout the UK came to take part in a gala evening.

Central Studio and Proteus Youth Theatre perform classic musical Bugsy Malone this week

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Performances take place from Thursday, July 3 to Friday, July 4.

Basingstoke Youth Theatre returns to The Haymarket with an epic tale for Basingstoke Festival 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke Youth Theatre returns to The Haymarket with an epic tale for Basingstoke Festival 2014

7:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Using both music and physical theatre, this interpretation of The Good Person of Szechwan shows how society can change to solve the social and economic problems we face.

Scooby-Doo! The Mystery of the Pyramid comes to The Anvil from July 25 to 27

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:45pm Monday 30th June 2014

Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne arrive in Egypt where they must solve the mystery of Pharaoh Hatchepsout’s Pyramid.

Casting announced for Wicked at The Mayflower

Basingstoke Gazette: Emily Tierney

12:11pm Monday 30th June 2014

See it in the Southampton theatre from October 21 until November 15.

Classic tale The Sorcerer’s Apprentice comes to Central Studio on Saturday at 11am

Basingstoke Gazette: Classic tale The Sorcerer’s Apprentice comes to Central Studio on Saturday, at 11am

2:38pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Garlic Theatre conjures a bewitching tale, full of mystery and enchantment, with its blend of physical theatre, humour and technical wizardry.

Anvil Arts launches new season of theatrical events at The Haymarket

Basingstoke Gazette: Adventure in the deep dark wood - The Gruffalo, at St George’s Hall, Bradford

1:29pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Events coming up include Pride and Prejudice, The Gruffalo, Three Men in a Boat and One Man Lord of the Rings.

REVIEW: The Comedy of Errors, The Proteans

Basingstoke Gazette: REVIEW: The Comedy of Errors, The Proteans

11:49am Thursday 26th June 2014

Performances continue from Friday, June 27 - Sunday, June 29 in the Walled Garden at Down Grange.

Proteus' performance lab opens for business tonight

Basingstoke Gazette: Excitement building ahead of official opening of Proteus Creation Space by Maria Miller

3:01pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

This is a unique opportunity to meet artists and help them create their best work through post-show Q&A sessions.

Basingstoke Rock Choir to perform at The Anvil in aid of Kingsclere charity Living Paintings

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke Rock Choir performing in Festival Place

5:10pm Monday 16th June 2014

UPLIFTING songs will be performed by a Basingstoke choir at a fundraising concert in aid of a charity which supports blind people.

Interview with Katharine Holabird - author of Angelina Ballerina

Basingstoke Gazette: Interview with Katharine Holabird - author of Angelina Ballerina

2:32pm Thursday 12th June 2014

IT IS now more than 30 years and 20 books since Angelina Ballerina, wearing her trademark pink tutu and matching ballet slippers took her first dance steps on the road to international celebrity.

Young performers from Basingstoke Academy of Dancing to appear in Angelina Ballerina

Basingstoke Gazette: Angelina Ballerina to pirouette onto The Anvil's stage with her brand new musical

2:25pm Thursday 12th June 2014

ASPIRING young performers from the Basingstoke Academy of Dancing will take to the stage this Saturday at the Anvil, transforming into ‘mouselings’ in Angelina Ballerina The Mousical.

Celebrate food - through children's eyes - at Central Studio with Tell Tale Hearts

Basingstoke Gazette: Celebrate food - through children's eyes - at Central Studio with Tell Tale Hearts

7:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

Yummm! uses dance, live music, quirky design and some amusing eating utensils in a highly imaginative production where tables can dance, plates spin and the audience have a chance to join in with the dinner time rituals.

And the next star of this year's Anvil Arts pantomime is...

Basingstoke Gazette: Katy Ashworth

9:57am Thursday 5th June 2014

Cinderella will run in The Anvil, in Basingstoke, from December 11 until January 4.

Peppa Pig to make a Big Splash at Theatre Royal Winchester

Basingstoke Gazette: Peppa Pig to make a Big Splash at Theatre Royal Winchester

7:30am Wednesday 4th June 2014

The show is has clever puppets, original music and sing-along songs to bring all the familiar characters are to colourful life in an enchanting show for little ones.

Oliver Mellor and Lee from Steps to star in All Creatures Great and Small at the Yvonne Arnaud

Basingstoke Gazette: Clare Buckfield and Oliver Mellor

9:43am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

2Point4 Children’s Clare Buckfield plays James' eventual wife Helen and Susan Penhaligon takes on the role of the wonderfully eccentric client Mrs Pumphrey.

World stage premiere of A Bunch of Amateurs opens tonight in The Watermill

Basingstoke Gazette: Emily Bowker and Mitchell Mullen. Credit Philip Tull

3:37pm Thursday 29th May 2014

Based on an original story by Jonathan Gershfield and John Ross, writers Ian Hislop and Nick Newman revisit their film screenplay to recreate it for the intimate stage of this theatre.

See unique artist sharing performance Raymondo in Proteus Creation Space next week

Basingstoke Gazette: Raymondo

10:19am Tuesday 27th May 2014

This production, commissioned by New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and supported by BAC and ACE, is directed by Justin Audibert and produced by Ruby Glaskin.

Sing-a-long-a Grease at the Corn Exchange in Newbury!

Basingstoke Gazette: Sing-along-a Grease at the Corn Exchange in Newbury!

3:37pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

The unique participatory show is coming to the venue on May 31.

Win tickets to see A Small Family Business at the National Theatre

Basingstoke Gazette: A Small Family Business

10:17am Tuesday 20th May 2014

ALAN Ayckbourn’s A Small Family Business has returned to the Olivier at the National Theatre, where it premiered in 1987.

QMC performing arts students present two contrasting plays in Central Studio this week

Basingstoke Gazette: Alice

5:00pm Monday 19th May 2014

See Alice on Tuesday and Sold on Thursday in Central Studio.

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman talk about their stage adaptation of A Bunch of Amateurs, which opens at The Watermill on Thursday

Basingstoke Gazette: Nick and Ian at The Watermill

2:34pm Monday 19th May 2014

The play’s writers describe their long-standing writing relationship and how they’ve transformed a show from the screen to the stage.

Olivier Award-winning Jeeves and Wooster play Perfect Nonsense to run in Southampton in November

Basingstoke Gazette: John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance as Jeeves and Wooster

10:10am Monday 19th May 2014

John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance will play iconic duo Jeeves and Wooster in the UK tour run of the acclaimed comedy.

Angelina Ballerina to pirouette onto The Anvil's stage with her brand new musical

Basingstoke Gazette: Angelina Ballerina to pirouette onto The Anvil's stage with her brand new musical

2:00pm Saturday 17th May 2014

Angelina and her friends think their dreams have come true when Camembert Academy wins the opportunity to appear in their favourite television programme Dancing With Mice.

New production of classic children's book Carrie's War arrives at The Haymarket next week

Basingstoke Gazette: The cast of Carrie's War

4:00pm Friday 16th May 2014

See it in the Wote Street theatre from May 22-24.

The Travelling Talesman is to visit Proteus Creation Space

Basingstoke Gazette: The Travelling Talesman is to visit Proteus Creation Space next week

12:12pm Friday 16th May 2014

Cliff Eastabrook will present some amazing stories as The Travelling Talesman in the Council Road venue on Tuesday, May 20 at 6pm.

Zoinks! Scooby Doo arrives at the Mayflower Theatre next week

Basingstoke Gazette: Zoinks! Scooby Doo arrives at the Mayflower Theatre next week

12:09pm Thursday 15th May 2014

Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne journey in Egypt in their brightly coloured mystery machine, on a mission to solve the Mystery of the Pyramid.

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