The new year is here and with it comes the unveiling of a brand new season at The Hawth. This spring the Crawley theatre presents the very best in music, dance, comedy, theatre and family shows.
Strictly Come Dancing may have ended but the glitter and sparkle will continue well into 2020 with many of the Saturday night show’s favourites heading to The Hawth to show off their moves and brighten up our nights in the new year. Havana Nights (Mar 6) stars Graziano Di Prima and Giovanni Pernice (Mar 31) pays homage to the dancers who have inspired him in This is Me. Kevin Clifton and Joanne Clifton light up the dancefloor in Burn the Floor (Apr 22-24) and past pros Vincent Simone and Ian Waite will be back in Act Two (May 20), to show just why they were such hits on the TV series.
Not only do we have the big names in dance, but comedy greats will also be gracing the stage this season. We don’t like to name drop (but we will), Russell Kane (Feb 27)is back (and almost sold out) with The Fast and the Curious, Rob Brydon (Mar 4) will be bringing something a little different with toe-tapping tunes and side-splitting laughter in Songs and Stories, the Chase’s Paul Sinha shows a different side to himself with his stand up show Hazy Little Thing Called Love (Mar 25)and you won’t want to miss Milton Impossible with Milton Jones (Apr 15). If all that isn’t enough we also have Ross Noble’s Homournoid (May 5) and Tim Vine’s Plastic Elvis (May 23).
Music is always an important part of The Hawth’s line up, and there are so many genres on offer you’re sure to find one to suit your tastes. There’s The Classic Rock Show (Feb 1), another visit for the legendary Joe Brown (Feb 11), and Rumours of Fleetwood Mac (Mar 12) are back by popular demand. Fans of Frankie Valli can look forward to Bye Bye Baby (Mar 19), the story of the Dubliners comes to life on stage in Seven Drunken Nights (Apr 7) and Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi shares an intimate evening of chat and music in, I Talk Too Much (May 7). For those with more classical tastes, Russian State Opera present Aida (Apr 8) and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Mar 14) return with a selection of music to delight and entertain.
Of course, there’s family fun to be had, as always. Children’s favourites Peppa Pig (Feb 5 & 6) and In the Night Garden (May 13 & 14) will be Live, while children’s classic picture book, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (Apr 5)will be jumping from page to stage, as will Raymond Briggs’ The Bear (Apr 11).The Hawth’s first ever in-house production, Treasure Island (Mar 13 -15) will tell the tale of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic book in a brand new adaptation offering a night of unforgettable adventure.
Those looking for a great night of song and dance need look no further as Thriller Live (17-22 Feb)returns, direct from London’s West End and The Sound of Music (24-28 Mar) delights with its unforgettable songs.
To book your tickets please call The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 or visit www.hawth.co.uk.