What was on – June 2009


Congratulations to the hundreds of local performers who took part in the Stevenage Festival 2009 - We've left the old programme up for anyone who'd like to reminisce, and also replaced a few of the publicity photos with actual photo's of the events.

The heart of the Festival was a week of performances at the Gordon Craig Theatre (listed below) supported by the 2009 fringe of community arts events

Saturday 13th of June to Saturday the 27th of June 2009

 

Sat 13th June
7.45 pm

Stevenage Choral Society and Stevenage Symphony Orchestra
The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins

Gordon Craig Theatre

The Stevenage Choral Society and Stevenage Symphony Orchestra join forces to perform the hugely popular and moving work ‘The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace’. This piece by the Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, who is also known for his ‘Adiemus’ compositions, was commissioned by the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds for the Millennium celebrations. The concert also includes a performance of ‘Finlandia’ by Sibelius and Bizet’s Suite ‘L'Arlésienne’.

Tickets: £13.00
Concessions £2.00 off


 

Sunday 14th June
7.45 pm

Lytton Players
Old Tyme Music Hall

Gordon Craig Theatre

The Stevenage Lytton Players are delighted to bring their traditional Old Tyme Music Hall to the Gordon Craig Stage. Our talented and terpsichorean troupe of players will entertain you with songs, sketches and comedy, hosted by an avuncular Chairman. An evening to don your whiskers, hats and boas and let your hair down.

Tickets: £8.00
Concessions £2.00 off

 

Mon 15th June
7:00 pm

Stevenage Primary Schools
‘Sing Up’ In Concert

Gordon Craig Concert Hall

Young pupils from Primary Schools in Stevenage and surrounding areas take to the stage to share their musical talent, and join together to ‘Sing Up’

Tickets: £6.00
No concessions

 

Tue 16th June
7:45 pm

Stevenage Dance Schools
Dance Extravaganza!

Gordon Craig Theatre

Our ever-popular dazzling dance extravaganza making stars of performers of all ages from Stevenage and the surrounding area. From ballroom to ballet to boogie - an exciting evening for those who love all styles and forms of dance.

Tickets: £8.00
Concessions £2.00 off

 

Wed 17 June
7.45pm

Youth Theatre Night

Gordon Craig Theatre

Young actors from Stevenage demonstrate their ability to enthral and entertain with an evening of drama and sketches.

Variety Style! The Gordon Craig Youth Theatre presents a performance not to be missed! Showcasing the remarkable talents of our young members we will entertain and delight like you’ve never seen before! Including music, dance and drama our variety style performance is not to be missed!

Plus, the Lytton Youth Theatre presents the Grimm Tale of Sleeping Beauty in their own distinctive style

Tickets: £8.00
Concessions £2.00 off

 

Thurs 18th June
7:45 pm

Stevenage Secondary Schools
Look Who’s Got Talent!

Concert Hall

Talented young people from John Henry Newman School and Thomas Alleyne School take to the stage for an evening of music, dance and drama.

Tickets: £6.00
No concessions

 

Fri 19th June
7:45 pm

Parnassus Poetry

Gordon Craig -
The Ellen Terry Suite

Stevenage’s inimitable Parnassus Performance presents an evening of contemporary poetry and music. NB - may include strong language. Bar available.

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Fri 19th June
7:45 pm

Fusion Community Theatre Arts
West Side Story

Gordon Craig Theatre

Tickets: £9.00
Concessions £2.50 off

This timeless musical marks over 50 years of its success and is one of the most famous musical creations in the history of entertainment. This classic re-telling of the Romeo and Juliet story is as relevant today as it always has been and coupled with the energy and talent that only Fusion can provide, this show promises to be a landmark production.
Directed by Sarah Ellis

 

Sat 20th June
7:45 pm

Fusion Community Theatre Arts
West Side Story

Gordon Craig Theatre

Tickets: £9.00
Concessions £2.50 off

This timeless musical marks over 50 years of its success and is one of the most famous musical creations in the history of entertainment. This classic re-telling of the Romeo and Juliet story is as relevant today as it always has been and coupled with the energy and talent that only Fusion can provide, this show promises to be a landmark production.
Directed by Sarah Ellis

 

Sun 21st June
7.45pm

Michael Leach, Wildlife Photographer
It’s a Funny Way to Make a Living

Gordon Craig Theatre


Top wildlife photographer Michael Leach explains the basics of his art in this revealing and humorous introduction to the realities of professional wildlife photography. This is definitely NOT a technical talk, rather, Michael looks at the superlative highs and painful lows of the job. He explains how to coax animals into the right spot and convince them that no human is watching. He uncovers some of the cunning, underhand tricks-of-the-trade that produce some unlikely photographs. Be prepared to have some illusions shattered!

Tickets: £6.00
No concessions

 

Mon 22nd June
7.45pm

Stevenage Secondary Schools
Look Who’s Got Talent Too!

Gordon Craig Theatre

Talented young people from Nobel and Barnwell schools take to the stage for our second evening of music, dance and drama.

Tickets: £6.00
No concessions

 

Tues 23rd June
7.45 pm

Top Hat Stage & Screen School
A Night at the Musicals

Gordon Craig Theatre


A spectacular evening of Song and Dance from the Greatest West End Musical Classics, including Hairspray, Wicked, Mamma Mia, Avenue Q, Grease and many more. Come and see the dazzling costumes and amazing singers perform a variety of great songs on an amazing stage. A fun, family night out to enjoy. An amateur youth theatre production starring the students from Top Hat Stage School. For more information on Top Hat Courses, please visit: www.tophatstageschool.co.uk

Tickets: £8.00
Concessions £2.00 off

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Wed 24th June
7.45 pm

Wind Band & Jazz Concert
Summertime

Gordon Craig Theatre


Join the combined forces of North Herts and Stevenage Wind Bands in concert as they whisk you away for a laid-back summer evening of music.

 

Tickets: £6.00
No concessions

 

Thurs 25th June
7.45pm

Knebworth Players
A Murder is Announced

Gordon Craig Theatre

Villagers are agog when a murder is announced in the local paper, not the Comet, but the Chipping Cleghorne Gazette. Luckily Miss Marple is on hand to unmask the killer but only after numerous plot twists and turns to keep you guessing to the end. Knebworth Players present the timeless Agatha Christie mystery.

Tickets: £8.00
Concessions £2.00 off

 

Fri 26th June
7.45 pm

Knebworth Players
A Murder is Announced

Gordon Craig Theatre

Villagers are agog when a murder is announced in the local paper, not the Comet, but the Chipping Cleghorne Gazette. Luckily Miss Marple is on hand to unmask the killer but only after numerous plot twists and turns to keep you guessing to the end. Knebworth Players present the timeless Agatha Christie mystery.

Tickets: £8.00
Concessions £2.00 off

 

Sat 27th June
7.45 pm

Last Night of the Proms
North Herts Youth Orchestra and Choirs

Gordon Craig Theatre


Join Stevenage Youth Orchestra and singers from Stevenage Choral Society with soloists bringing the 2009 Festival to a resounding close. All the old favourites will be there in an evening of traditional light classical music including Edward Elgar's ‘Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1’ (Land of Hope and Glory) and Sir Henry Wood's ‘Fantasia on British Sea Songs’, which culminates in Thomas Arne’s stirring ‘Rule Britannia’. Wave your flag and join in!

Tickets: £8.00
Concessions £2.00 off

For information about other events that were taking place during Stevenage Festival please visit our page of Fringe Events.

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