Live music competition which will see local bands go head to head.
Sat 29 Jun
Times to be confirmed / £5–£10 Tickets on Sale from April
- Directed by: Richard Lewis
- Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)
Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.
Tue 2 Jul
Wed 3 Jul
The legendary comedian, author and playwright heads out on a stand-up tour for the first time in 15 years.
Fri 15 Nov
Tribute to the late, great David Bowie. Featuring songs including 'Space Oddity', 'Starman', 'Fashion', 'Life on Mars', 'China Girl', 'Rebel Rebel', 'Golden Years' and 'Modern Love'.
Fri 2 Aug
Musical journey through the life and career of the great American songwriter Carole King.
Tue 8 Oct
Having been born in Canada, raised in South Africa and then moving to the UK, Chaponda is able to blend a world of cultural influences and observations in to his stand-up material, which saw him achieve third place on Britain's Got Talent in 2017.
Wed 15 Jan
CKP and InterTalent Group present
Best Newcomer Nominee Darren considers himself a good person. Now he's 30 and he's never been in love. It can't always be someone else's fault? Learning more about himself and realising maybe he's never actually been happy with who is, join Darren for his trademark passion and insightful wit as he tries to work himself out. From Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Don't Hate The Playaz, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Comedy Central's The Comedy Bus and Roast Battle. ★★★★ (Evening Standard). 'Passionate, articulate, witty' ★★★★ (Sunday Times).
Age category: 16+
Sun 27 Oct
The comic discusses whether he has any traits worthy of being inherited by his progeny.
Wed 27 Nov
Thu 5 Sep
Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.
Tue 14 Apr
Jonathan Pie provides more scathing take-downs of politicos and journalists alike.
Thu 17 Oct
These days Justins not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and thats before we begin to worry about whats happening in America..closer to home hes starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesnt need much walking, and the youngest kid hits thirteen and cancels the family subscription to The Beano.On top of this the golden age of the Northern straight white male comedian has gone the way of the dinosaurs. How will he adapt if he wants to survive? What next for this Northern Joker? What can he talk to his daughter about now she cares little for Dennis the Menace and the Bash St Kids? Hang on. Perhaps nothing has changed that much. When he was thirteen, the Russians were scary, the White House was a madhouse and hed never been to Europe anyhow. Thinking back this was when his reading habits changed too, more Dark Knight than Desperate Dan, more Catwoman than Minnie the Minx. Perhaps our heroes never went away.they just waited for us to pick them up again. Perhaps she just needs a different type of comic.He charms the pants off the crowd…Sunday TimesComedic tour-de-force.brought a tear to a critical glass eye…The HeraldSimultaneously down-to-earth and out of this world…The ListThe amount of first-rate comic craft that goes into his deceptively simple routines is worthy of admiration…GuardianAge guidance: 14+
Wed 23 Oct
Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra Winner of The Best Opera Award Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan. One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet. ★★★★★ ‘Stunning and emotionally charged’ Cardiff Morning Star 'This is a Butterfly to cherish' Manchester Evening News 'Kistenyova played the tragic Japanese heroine with unforgettable grace and poignancy.' Oxford Prospect, Spring 2015 'The set and costumes were intricate and magnificent to behold. All the beauty of Japan was made real on stage, which added to the overall exquisite tragedy of the performance.' Manchester Magazine, Autumn 2014 Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Tue 28 Jan
Prices to be confirmed
Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.
Thu 30 Jan
Jokes and rants in a show about empathy, from one of Britain's thinnest comedians.
Fri 19 Jul
English comedian as seen on Mock the Week and heard on BBC Radio 4.
Wed 15 Apr
Bizarre stand-up from the madcap comedian, who discusses the problems experienced by soft-shell crabs and the merits of iceberg lettuce.
Thu 10 Oct
A live show with Peppa Pig, George and their friends as they take on a new adventure.
Wed 5 Feb
Prices to be confirmed
Thu 6 Feb
Prices to be confirmed
Live orchestrated performance of James Bond musical scores featuring accompanying vocals and a variety of musicians from leading orchestras.
Fri 8 Nov
Drop dead gorgeous, sassy and smart, Ruby Wax brings her new one-woman show to the stage.
Based on her number one best seller, “A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled.” She’s been honoured with the title of poster girl for mental illness; once crazy now less so, she gives a tour of the mind – how to use it, not lose it.
Ruby Wax if you don’t know is a much loved, U.S. born comedy-actor-writer of incredibly successful books and TV shows including script editor of “Absolutely Fabulous” and is a mental health campaigner.
This event is your passport to saner living and is a follow up to her previous sell out show and book, “Sane New World.”
By the way, she graduated from Oxford with a Masters in Mindfulness–based Cognitive Therapy (at a late stage) three years ago so she should know her stuff.
Sat 12 Oct
A lovely winter tale, set in the middle of summer, told by Magnificent Bastard Productions. Yes, this is an entirely serious Shakespeare play, but yes, one cast member is entirely shit-faced.
Wed 9 Oct
Prices to be confirmed
Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.
Fri 18 Oct
Wedding fair with a wide variety of suppliers, from venues to entertainment, and a catwalk fashion show.
Sun 8 Sep
Wedding partners free; Guests of wedding partners £3
2008 European Elvis Tribute Artist Champion Rob Kingsley presents the total Elvis package, from custom-made costumes to that curl of the lip.
Sun 6 Oct
Since 1988, The Hawth has welcomed big name acts and well-known shows through its doors: big name acts from Ravi Shankar to Richard Wilson; comedians including Eddie Izzard and Jimmy Carr, as well as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal National Theatre and all manner of companies from across the globe.
The intimate 146-seater Studio has also welcomed up-and-comers throughout the years, who have gone on to stardom.
There is also a foyer exhibition space, seven meeting rooms, a café, two bars and an outdoor marquee and amphitheatre.
Tell us more about this venue.