The Hawth is delighted to share with you our new season. From Comedy greats to Musical magic and breathtaking Ballet to hit Music from to the 1960s to the present day, the variety of shows on offer will delight and entertain audiences throughout the Winter months.
We are especially excited to announce our very first Live at The Hawth, a celebration of some of the best comedy talent on the circuit, with acts for the night, including Nina Conti, Abandonman, Adam Hess, Colin Hoult as Anna Mann and Angela Barnes. On top of that, we also have comedy to keep you giggling all through the season, from Jonathan Pie, Stewart Francis, Henning Wehn and Ed Byrne, plus Paul Foot, Darren Harriot and Daliso Chaponda in the Studio.
As well as top stand up, we have perfect plays to tickle the funny bone, with Hot Flush and Hormonal Housewives offering up an evening of sisterhood, solidarity and humour. And we’re also offering something a little different; how about Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream? The show is exactly what it sounds like. An entirely serious performance of the bard’s work, with one entirely drunk cast member… what could go wrong? Whatever it is, it’ll be hilarious.
The music for the season offers up everything from A History of Rock to a trip through Boogie Wonderland, as well as 80s favourites Shalamar and tributes to Abba, George Michael, Carole King, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones and Little Mix, sharing the music of bands past and present, live on stage for one night only. For those with more classical tastes The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Italian Romance celebrates Italy’s rich orchestral history while the beauty of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly will capture the hearts of anyone who sees it.
There is even more classical entertainment, this time in the form of dance, The Russian State Ballet perform The Nutcracker and Swan Lake in October and Swan Lake makes a welcome return alongside Sleeping Beauty in the new year, this time performed by St Petersburg Classic Ballet.
Musical fans can see if the Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow when Annie hits the stage, starring Lesley Joseph and Buddy, the world’s most successful Rock and Roll Musical comes to town. Audiences will also want to get their vocals warmed up as two film musicals come to The Hawth with the Sing-a-long-a treatment. The Greatest Showman and Bohemian Rhapsody will be shown with on screen lyrics so fans can sing along and even get into the spirit in fancy dress too.
As ever there are plenty of events for families to enjoy with a children’s operatic performance of picture book favourite, Peace at Last, a hilarious adventure with music and puppets in Hey Diddle Diddle and Star in the Jar warming everyone’s hearts in the lead up to Christmas. Of course, we also have the perfect festive treat in Dick Whittington. The biggest and best pantomime in Sussex this year stars EastEnders’ Charlie Brooks alongside Gemma Hunt (Cbeebies’ Swashbuckle) and David Ribi (Channel 5’s Milkshake!). Join us for a fabulous rag-to-riches tale with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and showstopping songs and dance numbers for all the family.
As always there are fantastic films, live screening and exhibitions to look forward to in The Hawth Cinema.