The Hawth Crawley, Autumn Season 2023

New Season at The Hawth

As we wave goodbye to the success of The Bodyguard and Heathers the Musical, it’s time to look forward to our new season at The Hawth, one that’s full of fantastic performances and events and as it’s Christmas that includes Crawley’s famous and ever-popular pantomime.


More West End hits are on the way in the coming months with Annie starring Craig Revel Horwood (Jodie Prenger on Saturday) as the vile Miss Hannigan this November and Jesus Christ Superstar making its debut at The Hawth in 2024. Those looking for a musical with a twist, or in fact one that is completely ‘upside down’ will love, Stranger Sings!, a musical parody of the hit Netflix series straight from off-Broadway.


If a night of comedy is what you’re looking for and you’re quick off the mark you might be able to snap up one of the few remaining tickets for Tom Davis’s new show Underdog, then Paul Foot will be returning to the Studio with his most personal, surprising and ground-breaking show ever, Dissolve. Dave Gorman brings his hit show, Powerpoint to the People, Stewart Lee is back at his best with Basic Lee and Ed Gamble takes to the stage with some classic ranting, raving and spluttering in Hot Diggity Dog and Frankie Boyle will stop by on his Lap of Shame tour.


There is always music at the heart of every season at The Hawth and this Winter is no exception. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story will thrill audiences with two hours of some of the best songs ever written, there’s a chance to relive more bygone music with ‘80s Live, Jazz fans can look forward to The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, alongside our regular Jazz Lunches and Hawth associate artists, Ensemble Reza return with more classical Studio recitals. Of course, there will also be tributes to many favourite artists, including Stevie Wonder, Bon Jovi, Abba, Michael Jackson, Elvis and Whitney Houston.


Dance fans will be delighted with the welcome return of Swan Lake with its timeless and exquisite quality and The Nutcracker offers the perfect opportunity to introduce the next generation of ballet-lovers to the genre. English Youth Ballet continues this theme with their telling of Coppélia, a fun-filled story showcasing the skills of professional dancers and talented youngsters.

Family Fun

Family fun continues with Let’s All Dance’s production of A Christmas Wish, there’s sweet storytelling in Can Bears Ski?, Peppa Pig returns with a Fun Day Out! and this year’s huge family treat is Sleeping Beauty. The pantomime attracts huge numbers every year and this year’s cast of West End superstar Carrie Hope Fletcher, CBeebies’ Andy Day and Crawley favourite, Michael J Batchelor might break all records so far.

Special Guests

We also have some amazing night out coming up. Audiences can share an evening with living legend, Dame Joan Collins, Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick presents an uplifting and motivating show about what he’s learnt from the animals he’s helped. Those looking to celebrate the festive season can enjoy a night of music and laughter hosted by the team who bring you Tropicana Party Nights. Get glammed up, let loose for a few hours and dance the night away with friends, family or colleagues at a Christmas Party Night.

For all the details of everything you can look forward to in the coming season visit

Tickets are available from and by calling The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 (Mon-Fri, 10am – 4pm).