New season of shows at Crawley’s Hawth – how to get your tickets

Kerry Godliman by Steve Ullathorne

Spokeswoman Lorraine McGregor said: “The beautiful wooded amphitheater in Hawth will host a number of performances over the coming months, beginning with This is My Theater’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (May 15). The same company will put on more outdoor shows over the course of the season, including Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors (June 12), family favorite The Railway Children (August 21) and Austin’s classic Pride & Prejudice ( September 15).

“Illyria returns by popular demand with A Midsummer Night’s Dream (July 15) and Peter Pan (August 7), All Greek To Me makes its Hawth debut with The Minotaur (July 30) and Parkwood Productions presents another in-house production at the following the success of Robin Hood in the open air last year, this time with The Wind in the Willows (July 8-10).

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“Comedy always draws huge crowds to Crawley and the lineup this summer is already doing the same with Larry Dean, Sarah Millican and Kerry Godliman already sold out and Nathan Caton (May 7) and Ed Byrne (May 17). Audiences will also be delighted to spend the evening with Sandi Toksvig with her new show, Next Slide Please… (June 10) and dog owners with cheeky Chihuahuas and lazy Labs will flock for tips from Graeme Hall, The Dogfather Live (May 18).

“The hit musical, Rock of Ages (May 3-7) returns with X-Factor champion and recording artist Matt Terry as Stacee Jaxx. You can also rock with the global phenomenon School of Rock (June 13-18) Featuring 14 new songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber, all original songs from the movie, and an incredibly talented band of kids playing live at every show, this show will warm your heart and will amaze you in equal measure.

“Family audiences can experience two favorite books brought to life on stage. Billionaire Boy by David Walliams (May 11-14) is the story of the richest boy in the country on a mission to find what money can’t buy…friendship! Later in the season, Judith Kerr’s classic book The Tiger Who Came to Tea (July 5 and 6) comes to Crawley, now an Olivier Award-nominated hit show perfect for kids three and up, with tons of magic, chants – long songs and awkward mayhem!

“Toddlers and their families can also enjoy live dancing at Hawth Studio as Let’s All Dance presents Princess and the Pea (June 18), a gorgeous new production that blends crystal-clear storytelling with fantastical dance. For adult dance fans, Ballet Central (April 25) returns with its fantastic program of works showcasing the skills of its young dancers.

“Whatever your era, genre or favorite artist, there’s music for you at The Hawth with tributes to many great names in music including George Michael (May 22), Doris Day (May 9), The Dub-liners (May 24), The Everly Brothers (June 21), Santana (August 7), and Diana Ross (August 26), among others.

Book your tickets on 01293 553636 (Mon-Fri 12pm-4pm) or visit hawth.co.uk.

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