John Finnemore Dorking Halls – Sunday 10 June John Finnemore’s Flying Visit Dorking Halls – Sunday 10 June John Finnemore, writer and star of the multi-award winning BBC Radio shows “John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme”, “Cabin Pressure” and “John Finnemore’s Double Acts” brings his brand new live show to the stage! With the help of special […]
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National trinket, author, TV and radio star Julian Clary has a busy 2016 in store. Hitting the road from late March, new nationwide tour The Joy of Mincing is Julian’s celebration of 30 years as a camp comedian. Prior to that, the 3rd March 2016 sees the release of the second instalment of Julian’s debut series […]
Ukuleles, Bubbles and a Pig Called Peppa Dorking Halls’ New Season Dorking Halls’ new season features ukuleles, a pig called Peppa, a coterie of top comics and lots of bubbles. Much-loved breakfast show DJ Christian O’Connell arrives at the Halls on Friday 26 February. He’s collected multiple awards, but also multiple death threats, […]
Dorking Halls, Reigate | 21st September 2015, 7.30pm
Russian State Ballet & Opera House present:
with Live Orchestra
The title La Traviata means literally The Fallen Woman and is based on La Dame aux Camélias, a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils.
It recounts Dumas’ true-life affair with the beautiful demi-mondaine, Marie Duplessis.
A courtesan called Violetta is stuck in a round of endless parties until, Alfredo, a studious writer, convinces her to live in the country. Deeply in love, all is blissful contentment until some home truths convince her to leave Alfredo and head back into the arms of another…
Shadowing Violetta is the disease that so often afflicts morally questionable 19th-century women: consumption.
Verdi’s music encompasses an astonishing range of moods and emotions, from Alfredo’s fresh-faced charms to Violetta’s vivid effervescence, which is perfectly captured in ‘Sempre libera’, a vocal showpiece to rival any other.
A tragic and resonant tale of society and morality, La Traviata combines compelling characters with hugely powerful, moving and instantly recognisable melodies, making it still, 160 years after its 1853 debut, one of the most emotionally engaging and popular Operas of all time
Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SG
21st September 2015, 7.30pm
Special Offer: £2.00 reduction for Friends of Dorking Halls when booked through the Box Office
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Dance auditions for Dorking Halls’ panto, Cinderella, are being held on Sunday 27 September. Local dancers aged 8+ are needed to perform alongside the professional cast, which includes Bucks Fizz Legend Jay Aston as Fairy Godmother and CBBC’S Gabrielle Green as Cinderella. The audition for 8-11 year olds takes place at 10am (registration from […]
Dorking Halls | Friday 11 September, 7.30pm
Jasper Carrott’s Stand Up And Rock
With The Bev Bevan Band and Guests
Jasper Carrott is back to his hilarious best with long-time friend rock legend Bev Bevan in a new show at Dorking Halls on Friday 11 September.
After a 60 year friendship Jasper and Bev Bevan decided to tour together. What started out as a bit of fun turned out to be so popular that they decided to grow it into a fully-blown show.
Jasper is back to his very best, mic in hand regaling the audience with his inimitable stand up routines before introducing his musical rock compatriots.
Bev Bevan has enviable rock star credentials, his past groups including The Move, Black Sabbath and Electric Light Orchestra.
Also guesting in the show are Rockin’ Berries lead singer Geoff Turton and celtic rock band Quills lead singer ‘Joy’
Jasper’s five decade-long career has its roots in music. He started his own folk club in 1969 and performed folk songs and MC duties there, but soon found out he had a knack for comedy. In 1975, he had a hit with novelty record ‘Funky Moped’, but soon became known for his anecdotal sketches and stories emanating from his life in Birmingham.
Throughout his career he has been a mainstay or, as he became known, the Godfather of British Comedy. His numerous television shows and series kept him at the forefront of British television viewing and his concert tours have taken him across the globe.
Jasper’s awards and accolades include BBC TV Personality of the Year, and the British Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. In recognition of his outstanding work for charity, he was awarded an OBE in Her Majesty’s New Year’s Honours List in 2003.
In this unique show see Jasper back where he belongs, making us laugh, while also hearing legendary artists belt out a fantastic collection of songs.
Tickets cost £26.50.
To book, call the Box Office on 01306 881717 or visit www.dorkinghalls.co.uk
Dorking Halls’ New Season Dorking Halls’ autumn/winter brochure is now out! Whether you like ballet, drama, live music, top comics, historians or Basil Brush, you’ll find something to enjoy. Milton Jones is cranking up the joke jukebox once more this October, telling a side-splitting tale of his madcap journey following in the footsteps of […]
Dorking Halls | Thursday 28 May, 8pm
Stewart Francis | Pun Gent
Stewart Francis is going to have a big 2015 and not just because he is climbing Everest later in the year. He is bringing his new stand-up tour Pun Gent to Dorking Halls on May 28 at 8pm.
Star of Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Live At The Apollo Stewart is all about puns. And he’s a gent.
Having received international acclaim, in the US, UK and his native Canada, Stewart moved to the UK in 2010 following successful appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe, sell-out nationwide tours and numerous TV appearances. Since then he has continued to sell out venues, appear on TV and supported Ricky Gervais on tour. He is also an actor and writer, credits including Not Going Out (BBC1) and The Omid Djalili Show. Along with Craig Campbell and Glenn Wool he is also a member of comedy trio The Lumberjacks, who have performed at the Edinburgh Fringe throughout the UK.
Stewart has also written a sitcom that will star himself and chronicles observations he’s made about living in the UK. The working title is The Olivia Colman Show.
This September Stewart will be climbing Everest, along with five other comedians and fifty comedy fans. He’ll be part of the Stand Up On Everest trek, which will raise money for Save the Children and aim to set a new record by performing the world’s highest stand-up gig.
The Halls is hosting a trio of comedians in May. Alongside Stewart is Reginald D Hunter, bringing his show The Man Who Attempted To Do As Much As Such and Andrew Lawrence with his show Reasons to Kill Yourself.
Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking RH4 1SG
Thursday 28 May, 8pm
Tickets for Stewart Francis’ performance cost £18.50.
To book, call the Box Office on 01306 881717 or visit www.dorkinghalls.co.uk.
Dorking Halls | Friday 22 May, 8pm
Dorking Halls is looking forward to welcoming poet and comic John Hegley on Friday 22 May at 8pm with his show New and Selected Potatoes.
Hegley is a regular sell-out at The Edinburgh Festival. He has performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival, the USA Comedy Festival in Aspen, with Ulrika Jonsson and Anita Dobson in The Pyjama Game and on BBC R4’s Hearing With Hegley.
John is widely known as one of the country’s most innovative comic poets, with several best-selling volumes of poetry to his name. He skilfully mixes the serious and comic to great effect, using a humorous tone to explore weighty topics. His work is technically deft and his use of rhyme is original and surprising.
Clever, funny and hugely entertaining, Hegley is on a mission to take poetry to strange new places.
Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking RH4 1SG
Friday 22 May, 8pm
Tickets cost £13.
To book, call the Box Office on 01306 881717 or visit www.dorkinghalls.co.uk. Friends of Dorking Halls go for £11 when booking through the Box Office.