Join the former Childrens Laureate and best-selling author to hear how she started her writing career, how she created some of her best-loved characters as well as finding out about her brand-new book, Hetty Feathers Christmas.With over 100 published books to her name, Dame Jacqueline Wilson has inspired thousands of children to enjoy reading and writing. Best-known for characters like Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather, she has engaged readers with often challenging themes ranging from divorce to adoption but her stories are always leavened with humour and her trademark lightness of touch.Tickets: 7 adults, 5 children or 18 (includes entry and a copy of Hetty Feathers Christmas (RRP 12.99) are available from the theatre.There will also be a raffle tickets available at the Waterstones stall for your chance to meet Jacqueline Wilson in person. There will be 30 winners, children must be accompanied by 1 adult. Don't forget to buy your copy of Hetty Feather's Christmas at the stalland bring it with you!Disclaimer: Jacqueline will not besigningany books for this event, however there will be a printed signed bookplate in all Hetty Feather's Christmas copies and other books available for sale on the day.
Sun 22 Oct
£5 (£7. £18 including book)
Deservedly one of the most popular of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas but not one you will often see done. Giuseppe and Marco, two Venetian gondoliers, have just married Tessa and Gianetta, when they are told that one of them is the King of Barataria. Unfortunately, knowing which one is a problem because he was entrusted as a baby to the care of a drunken gondolier who mixed up the prince with his own son. They agree to share the responsibilities of governing Barataria until the true heir can be known. Matters are complicated when the Duke and Duchess of Plaza Toro reveal that their daughter, Casilda, was married to the then future king as an infant. In true Gilbertian style, true love never runs smoothly and we learn that Casilda is herself in love with another man.
Bournemouth G&S Society is a multi-award winning company, this year celebrating their 70th anniversary. Their much praised production of the Mikado here last November was also presented at the prestigious International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival at Harrogate in August 2016.
Thu 19 Oct
Fri 20 Oct
Sat 21 Oct
- 1h 42min
- Directed by: Shubhashish Bhutiani
- Cast: Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, Geetanjali Kulkarni
As his dying wish, a son accompanies his father to the holy city of Varanasi.
Thu 19 Oct
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