Following a successful trial run of joint programming last October with Kill the Beast’s hilarious production of He Had Hairy Hands, Farnham Maltings and the West End Centre are once again joining forces this Autumn. The theatres will be showing 2 productions over two successive days to enable more people locally to experience some of the freshest and most innovative touring theatre.

We’re also happy to announce that a brand new group, Theatre Club has been set up to form a social group of local people in Farnham and Aldershot that are interested in seeing and talking about contemporary theatre in the region.

Albee VectorAlbee Vector: Sound Collector, by Green Light Theatre
Farnham Maltings – Tue 25 October, 2.30pm – West End Centre – Wed 26 October, 2.30pm

Half Term family fun for ages 4+

Who doesn’t love making funny noises? Come along and meet Albee, he collects sounds and he needs your help to make some new ones. Find out how Albee and his love Andromeda survived kings, curses and cruelty on their quest for beautiful sound in the world.

Sounds are running low so Albee will need a few more noises to tell this particular story… Can you help him? He’ll need you to make popping, fizzing, hissing, clopping, whizzing, whooshing, banging, crashing, and probably a fart a noise or two! Greenlight Theatre was founded in 2011 by Sam Woolf and Sadie Spencer. The company engages with how technology opens up communication channels and affects the way we think and behave. This tour is presented by house.

 

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads, by Adrian Berry
From Ibiza Farnham Maltings – Tue 29 November, 7.30pm – West End Centre – Wed 30 November, 8pm

Award winning show based on the music of Bowie for ages 16+

Martin is a boy with problems – an illness no-one understands and a head full of sound and vision. So when an unexpected gift arrives on his birthday, Martin embarks on a thrilling journey in the footsteps of his obsession, leading him to discover some long-hidden truths about himself. What follows will change his life forever…

Powerful and touching, music and magic realism collide in this darkly funny and moving tour-de-force solo show featuring Alex Walton and the voice of comedian Rob Newman. With a blistering Bowie soundtrack, the life of the pop fan is dissected in this tale of unnatural teenage wildlife. This brand new and updated production sold out runs in London, Edinburgh and Germany. Please note this show contains strong language.

Theatre Club Farnham

Theatre Club is a new group for anyone in the Farnham and Aldershot area who wants to see and talk about contemporary theatre. A bit like a book group, once a month or so they’ll pick a show at the Maltings, the West End Centre or further afield that’s exciting, interesting or thought provoking, and meet afterwards in the bar to swap opinions and thoughts.

Come if you loved the show or hated it, know what it meant, or if it made no sense at all. Come if you’re a regular theatre attender, think you ought to come more often, or just fancy doing something a bit different and meeting people to chat to about it. Everyone is welcome to just drop in and attendance is free. The Theatre Club is a chance to meet other theatregoers, share in great conversation, and find out about other theatrical and cultural events in the area.

Key ChangeTheatre Club dates autumn 2016

Wed 14 September – Every Brilliant Thing, West End Centre, Aldershot – The story of a six year old boy and his mother who suffers from depression. A beautiful piece of storytelling told from a joyful, heartfelt and completely human perspective.

Tue 11 October – Operation Crucible, Farnham Maltings – Set against the backdrop of the Sheffield Blitz, Operation Crucible is the extraordinary true story of four ordinary men trapped in a hotel basement .

Thu 17 November – Key Change, Farnham Maltings – an intense, raw and illuminating portrayal of women in prison. Devised with women from Her Majesty’s Prison Low Newton

Tue 29 November – From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads, Farnham Maltings (or Wed 30 November at West End Centre) – Adrian Berry’s acclaimed sell-out production returns in this tale of a young David Bowie obsessive.

To join the club all you need to do is book tickets to any of these theatre shows and then join the group that will meet in the bar for a drink and a conversation following the theatre piece. Anyone is welcome and the club will continue to grow and evolve based on the group’s preferences and what exciting new theatrical performances come to the local area.

If you would like to find out more information about Theatre Club, please visit our social media channels or email the club’s leader, Bridget on theatreclubfa@gmail.com.

www.facebook.com/TheatreClubFA

www.twitter.com/TheatreClubFA

 

You can also find out more details about Theatre Club at the theatre maltings autumn launch night on Thu 29 September where we will be looking at the full programme of theatre productions coming to the Maltings this Autumn. We will look at all the show trailers and have a selection of actors, producers and directors there to talk you through each of the exciting new productions. Book your free ticket now!

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