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BON JOVI UK

BON JOVI UK

Friday, 14th October 2022 - 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults £18.00, Friends of the Regal £17.50, Students/Children/ES40s £15.00

Bon Jovi UK capture the look, the sound and the electric atmosphere of the original Bon Jovi in a live, authentic tribute show, delivering the hits, the energy, the party atmosphere but, most importantly, the warmth with the audiences.

This band keeps its set tight and only performs the major hits, no semi-known album tracks! Their ‘Jon’ is the voice of Jon Bon Jovi worldwide on many recordings including Sony’s PlayStation game ‘Buzz’.

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LA BOHÈME

LA BOHÈME

Thursday, 20th October 2022 - 7:15pm

The Royal Opera LIVE from The Royal Opera House

LA BOHÈME 

Tickets: £15.50, Regal Film Society Film Society members/Friends, Students/ES40s £13, under 14s £10.

Paris, 1900. Penniless writer Rodolfo believes that art is all he needs – until he meets Mimì, the lonely seamstress who lives upstairs.  So begins a timeless love story that blooms, fades, and rekindles with the passing seasons. But while the couple’s friends Marcello and Musetta passionately row and make up, a force greater than love threatens Rodolfo and Mimì.

Richard Jones’s production evokes the vivid contrasts of fin de siècle Paris, from Bohemian apartments to glittering arcades.

Conductor: Kevin John Edusei

Cast: Ailyn Pérez (Mimi), Juan Diego Flórez (Rodolfo), Andrey Zhilikhovsky (Marcello), Danielle de Niese (Musetta), Ross Ramgobin (Schaunard), Michael Mofidian (Coline)

Running time: 3 hours

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Friday, 21st October 2022 - 7:30pm

Tickets: £18, Friends of the Regal £17.50, students/unemployed £12.

Join Ballet Theatre UK with one of the most enchanting love stories of all time Beauty and the Beast.

Inspired by the original tale, this production tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster.

Little does Belle know that he is a prince cursed by a magical enchantress. The only way the beast may become human again is if he learns to love and be loved in return.  The curse set by the enchantress is bound by a magical rose. If the final petal falls all hope will be lost and he will remain a beast forever.

Their feelings grow ever deeper as the clock ticks and petals continue to fall – will they confess their love for one another before it is too late?  Set to a stunning classical score this production will showcase new choreography by artistic director Christopher Moore, and feature new sets and costumes created especially for this production.

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BURRELL - KIBBLE - GERRARD at the Methodist Church

BURRELL - KIBBLE - GERRARD at the Methodist Church

Thursday, 3rd November 2022 - 7:00pm

TICKETS: £18 for adults / Children aged 12 and under free with an accompanying paying adult. Students: £5

‘LES GOÛTS RÉUNIS’

MUSICAL COUSINS/CUISINES

 

STRADELLA   Trio Sonata in D minor

CORELLI   Sonata No 6 in A major, Op 5

TRESOR   Suite in E minor

COUPERIN   Unmeasured Prelude in E minor

MARAIS   Tombeau pour Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe

MOREL   Chaconne en trio

TELEMANN   Trio Sonata in D major, TWV 42:D9

COUPERIN   Les Goûts réunis

CORELLI   Violin Sonata No 12 in D minor, Op 5 ‘Follia’

 

British-Swiss violinist NAOMI BURRELL enjoys a diverse career with a specialism in historical performance. She plays with many of the UK’s leading early music ensembles including the English Baroque Soloists, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the Academy of Ancient Music. Since 2018, Naomi has been concertmaster of the Old Street Band, the period instrument orchestra for English Touring Opera. Beyond the UK, she also plays with ensembles in Europe. Her specialism in early music has led to performances in theatrical and dance projects at Sadler’s Wells, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, on the West End, and a residency in the Oslo Opera House with Barokksolistene.

Naomi is also a composer, and enjoys applying her creative drive to her education and facilitation work. She is a passionate workshop leader and has worked for the Royal Opera House, Spitalfields Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. With a background in Dalcroze Eurythmics (music and movement), she integrates this into her teaching as well exploring her own musical personality through movement.

Born in Southampton to a piano tuner and a bassoonist, GAVIN KIBBLE studied first at Oxford and then at the Royal Academy of Music. He now features as a cellist and viola da gamba player with many of the UK’s foremost orchestras and ensembles, including the English Concert, the Academy of Ancient Music, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. His musical interests span six centuries and repertoire ranging from renaissance divisions to contemporary commissions.

Gavin’s career has taken him around the world, performing in venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, the Melbourne Recital Centre, the Musikverein in Vienna and the Opera del Liceu in Barcelona. Closer to home, he is principal cellist of the Old Street Band, and he enjoys travelling the country with his cello on his back.

DAVID GERRARD performs on the harpsichord, clavichord, fortepiano and organ. Working extensively with Oxford’s Bate Collection and the Russell and Mirrey Collections in Edinburgh, he has given recitals on many significant historical keyboard instruments. In demand as a continuo harpsichordist and organist, David has performed at home and abroad with both modern and period instrument groups including Dunedin Consort, The English Concert, Irish Baroque Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Royal Northern Sinfonia, and The Sixteen. A skilled choir trainer and conductor, he has held appointments as Organ Scholar at Canterbury Cathedral and Magdalen College, Oxford.

David graduated with double first-class honours in Music from the University of Oxford, followed by a Master’s degree in Early Keyboard Performance from the University of Edinburgh where, at present, he is undertaking doctoral research alongside work as a Tutor in the University’s Reid School of Music. With experience working as a harpsichord technician and restorer, he has begun building early keyboard instruments.

 

https://naomiburrell.com/

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THE ROYAL BALLET: A DIAMOND CELEBRATION

THE ROYAL BALLET: A DIAMOND CELEBRATION

Wednesday, 16th November 2022 - 7:15pm

The Royal Ballet LIVE from The Royal Opera House

THE ROYAL BALLET: A DIAMOND CELEBRATION 

Tickets: £15.50, Regal Film Society Film Society members/Friends, Students/ES40s £13, under 14s £10.

The Royal Ballet’s dazzling Principals lead an evening not to be missed, their sparkling talents a perfect fit for a diamond anniversary. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of The Friends of Covent Garden, this programme recognises the amazing support of all ROH Friends past and present.

The showcase will demonstrate the breadth and diversity of The Royal Ballet’s repertory in classical, contemporary and heritage works. It will also include world premieres of short ballets by choreographers Pam Tanowitz, Joseph Toonga and Valentino Zucchetti as well as The Royal Ballet’s first performance of For Four by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon and a performance of George Balanchine’s Diamonds.

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon, Valentino Zucchetti, Pam Tanowitz, George Balanchine, Joseph Toonga

Running time: TBC

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THE NUTCRACKER

THE NUTCRACKER

Thursday, 8th December 2022 - 7:15pm

The Royal Ballet LIVE from The Royal Opera House

THE NUTCRACKER

Tickets: £15.50, Regal Film Society Film Society members/Friends, Students/ES40s £13, under 14s £10.

Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets. Peter Wright’s much-loved production for The Royal Ballet, with gorgeous period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, keeps true to the spirit of this festive ballet classic, combining the thrill of the fairy tale with spectacular classical dancing.

Choreography:  Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov 

Cast: TBC

Running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes (including one interval)

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SANTA SAVES CHRISTMAS

SANTA SAVES CHRISTMAS

Wednesday, 14th December 2022 - 4:00pm

Tickets: Adults £8.75, children £7.75, Family of four £29.00 – price includes meet and greet plus gift with each child’s ticket

 

Who can save the magic of Christmas?

Jack’s beanstalk won’t grow, Cinderella’s glass slipper is broken and what’s happened to the magic in the Fairy Godmother’s wand?

It looks as though Christmas might have to be cancelled…

Join Jack, Dasher the Reindeer and Pompom the Penguin for this festive, musical, interactive adventure, as they meet Father Christmas at his home in the North Pole and help Santa Save Christmas!

Family show most suitable for 2 to 7-year-olds, where every child will receive a specially wrapped present from Santa – after the most Christmassy Christmas show ever, HO-HO-HO!

Songs include festive favourites: The Twelve Days Of Christmas, Jingle Bells, Silent Night, When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney, We Wish You A Merry Christmas and many more!

Trailer: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tev1oqd2bxu5u1k/Santa%27s%20Best%20Ever%20Christmas%20trailer.avi?dl=0

 

‘It was perfect, full of fun, singing and laughter, what better way to start the festive season’ – ‘Mummy Monster’ blog 

‘The Santa Shows have become our Christmas tradition and we love them!  Perfect engagement with the children, lots of audience participation and the children were beside themselves when Father Christmas gave them a present after the show. Wonderful value for money and top rate entertainment!”           – Natalie D, mum of Rae 

‘Eyes lit up full of wonder and joy – as my children walked away from receiving their gift they whispered, “That was the real Santa!’ – Families North Hampshire 

A magical way to start our Christmas celebrations and a memory I shall treasure!’ – Basingstoke Gazette


LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE

LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE

Thursday, 19th January 2023 - 7:15pm

The Royal Ballet

LIVE broadcast from The Royal Opera House

LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE  (filmed in June 2022)

Tickets: £15.50, Regal Film Society Film Society members/Friends, Students/ES40s £13, under 14s £10.

A modern Mexican classic of magic realism provides the basis for The Royal Ballet’s new full-length work, reuniting Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon with the creative team who transformed Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Winter’s Tale into dance, composer Joby Talbot and designer Bob Crowley.

The ballet is inspired by Laura Esquivel’s novel – a captivating family saga where the central character’s emotions spill out through cooking to influence everyone around her in startling and dramatic ways. In this co-production with American Ballet Theatre, Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra also acts as musical consultant for Talbot’s newly commissioned score, and Wheeldon has worked closely with Esquivel to reshape her richly layered story into an entertaining and engrossing new ballet.

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon

Cast: TBC

Running time: 3 hours and 10 minutes (including one interval)

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THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

Wednesday, 15th February 2023 - 7:15pm

The Royal Opera LIVE from The Royal Opera House

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

 

Tickets: £15.50, Regal Film Society Film Society members/Friends, Students/ES40s £13, under 14s £10.

When Rosina falls in love with a mysterious young suitor who calls himself Lindoro, she must use all her cunning – and a little help from her local barber – to outwit her calculating guardian Dr Bartolo.

Expect heart-melting serenades, ridiculous disguises and a fairytale ending waiting just out of reach. From the barber’s famous opening number ‘Largo al factotum,’ with its cry of ‘Figaro! Figaro!,’ to Rosina’s feisty aria ‘Una voce poco fa,’ Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera is a riotously entertaining affair.  Rafael Payare makes his Royal Opera House debut conducting an outstanding international cast that includes Andrzej Filo?czyk, Aigul Akhmetshina, Lawrence Brownlee and Bryn Terfel.

Conductor:  Rafael Payare

Cast: Aigul Akhmetshina (Rosina), Andrzej Filonczyk (Figaro), Lawrence Brownlee (Count Almaviva), Bryn Terfel (Don Basilio), Fabio Capitanucci (Doctor Bartolo), Ailish Tynan (Berta), Josef Jeongmeen Ahn (Fiorello)

Running time: 3 hours and 45 minutes (including one interval)

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ALTER EAGLES

ALTER EAGLES

Friday, 3rd March 2023 - 7:30pm

Tickets – Adult: £18.50, Friends of the Regal £18, Student/Unemployed £16.00

 

The Alter Eagles are delighted to return to the Regal Theatre for the third time, bringing their two-hour celebration of one of the best-loved bands of all time – the Eagles.

Since their debut gig in January 2004, they’ve established themselves as one of the country’s top tribute acts, headlining at theatres all over the country.  Playing a mix of old and new Eagles’ songs – all the classics, including Hotel California, Take it Easy, One of These Nights, Take it to the Limit, Desperado, Lyin’ Eyes and Life in the Fast Lane – as well as Henley and Walsh solo numbers and some rare treats, the band have wowed audiences with their faithful tribute to one of the most popular bands of all time.

The band members are Steve McCormack (vocals, guitars), Alan Tomkins (keyboards, guitars, vocals), Rob Beattie (bass, acoustic guitar, vocals), Mike Bradley (guitars, vocals) and Ollie Green (drums and percussion).  Find out more by visiting the band’s website at www.altereagles.co.uk.

“World class.” – Lemonrock Gig Guide

“Pitch perfect harmonies.” – Brighton Evening Argus

“A joy to watch.” – East Anglian Daily Times

“One of the best tribute bands I can remember seeing.” – Windsor Observer

“The Alter Eagles brought more than a little American West Coast harmony to a warm English West Coast St Ives – they were perfect.” – St Ives Times and Echo


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