The Lights, Andover
01264 368368. www.thelights.org.uk
The Lights, West Street, Andover SP10 1AH.
Hairspray, 10th to 12th August
RARE Productions Youth Theatre Group present Hairspray, the Broadway musical! The 1950's are out and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs set in Baltimore, 1962. Come and support local young talent in this wonderful production!.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 23rd to 26th August, 19:30
Starlights, the new youth theatre group from Andover Musical Theatre Company presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph is the much loved family musical about the biblical story of Joseph and the coat of many colours.
AnimAlphabet, 23rd September, 10:30
AnimAlphabet the Musical is an exciting new theatre production for families with colourful characters, catchy songs, puppetry and a funny storyline to entertain the whole family with music by Al and Sam of The Hoosiers. Suitable for ages 2 - 11.
Sherlock Holmes and the Crimson Cobbles, 3rd October, 19:30
Join us for the world premiere of this Sherlock Holmes caper delivered at breakneck pace in a hilarious, deeply daft theatrical explosion for adults and family audiences alike. Holmes and Watson are called upon to investigate the Whitechapel murders that are sending shock waves through London. But when the evidence points to only one possible and inconceivable conclusion about the identity of Jack the Ripper, is our supersleuth prepared to believe the unbelievable? Suitable for ages 12+.
Wuthering Heights, 1st November, 19:30
When Cathy’s father brings home an orphaned Heathcliff, the effect will echo for generations. Emily Bronte’s only novel, set on the windswept Yorkshire moors, is a timeless Gothic classic of passionate love, revenge and despair.
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, 7th November, 19:30
Doctor Henry Jekyll is a good man. Successful within his field and respected by his peers, he’s close to a neurological discovery that will change the face of medical science forever. However, his methods are less than ethical, and when a close friend and colleague threatens to expose and destroy his work, Jekyll is forced to experiment on himself, whereupon something goes very wrong…or very right. And suddenly Jekyll has a new friend, the brutal Edward Hyde. A thrilling adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s dark psychological fantasy, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde immerses you in the myth and mystery of 19th century London’s fog-bound streets where love, betrayal and murder lurk at every chilling twist and turn. Gripping, stylish and thought-provoking, this is unmissable theatre. Go on...treat your dark side!
9 to 5, 14th to 18th November
Andover Musical Theatre Company present their new show with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Based on the 1980 movie of the same name, 9 to 5 The Musical is an hilarious story of three unlikely friends who take control of their office and learnt that there is nothing that they can't do - even in a man's world.
The Wizard of Oz, 10th to 11th January
Will the Scarecrow find a brain?
The Lion some courage?
The Tin Man a heart?
The Audience some ice cream?
The “irresistibly anarchic” Oddsocks Productions are bringing another classic adventure to life with a hearty dollop of their trademark comedy: new songs, familiar faces and laughs aplenty! In a brand-new adaptation of L Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, the Oddsocks troupe invite you to meet Dorothy as you’ve never seen her before. Join the Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man as they travel through the weird and wonderful land of Oz, encountering Wet Witches, Flying Monkeys, Poisonous Poppies and a multitude of Munchkins along the way! What could possibly go wrong?