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Bizet, Elgar, Mozart
‘The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.’ ― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
In a typically dynamic Camerata programme enjoy Bizet’s less familiar masterpiece, Symphony in C, paired with two of the greatest pieces of classical music. Mesmerising Principal Cello, Hannah Roberts, performs Elgar’s elegiac Cello Concerto – arguably the most popular concerto ever written for the instrument. Mozart’s penultimate symphony (no.40), brings the evening to a dramatic conclusion.
‘The levels of animation and musical energy are so high in the Camerata; we want people to have a vivid live experience every time.’ – Hannah Roberts, Principal Cello
PRE-CONCERT PERFORMANCE 6.30pm
Stafford performers share their brand new piece about the cultural and community heritage of the town and its communities.- See more at: http://www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/classical-music/Bizet-Elgar-Mozart#sthash.HS1S1GKp.dpuf
‘The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.' ― Wolfgang Amadeus MozartIn a typically dynamic Camerata programme enjoy Bizet's less familiar masterpiece, Symphony in C, paired with two of the greatest pieces of classical music. Mesmerising Principal Cello, Hannah Roberts, performs Elgar's elegiac Cello Concerto – arguably the most popular concerto ever written for the instrument. Mozart's penultimate symphony (no.40), brings the evening to a dramatic conclusion.‘The levels of animation and musical energy are so high in the Camerata; we want people to have a vivid live experience every time.' – Hannah Roberts, Principal Cello
Cinderella the Rock 'n' Roll Panto
Rock around the clock and get ready to party at Prince Charming’s ball with Baron Hardup, the loveable Buttons, Cinderella, and two very ugly sisters…Rock ‘n’ Roll panto retuns to Stafford with one of the most loved fairytales of all time. Cinderella is filled with classic hits from Otis Redding, The Temptations, The Jackson 5, The Blues Brothers and many, many more, all played live on stage by an incredible cast of actor musicians. As the only theatre in the Midlands offering a rock ‘n’ roll Christmas, Cinderella is not to be missed!
Reviews for previous Rock ‘n’ Roll pantomimes at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre:
“A flawless performance” – The Newsletter
“An abundance of talent on stage” – The Stage
“A fantastic family festive treat” – The Birmingham Mail
“The best panto you will ever see” –The Sentinel
“A magical festive experience with an incredibly talented cast” – Express and Star
Family Ticket £54 - NOT AVAILABLE ON LINE - FOUR SEATS 2 AD 2 CH OR 1 AD 3 CH
First weekend saver tickets are available on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th December 2014 at £12.50 for the 7pm performances.
Late night saver tickets are available for Thursday 8th January and Friday 9th January 2015, at £12.50 for the 9pm adults only performance. (Please note this performance is strictly over 18s only)
Group Rates (not available online)
Groups of 10+ save £1
Groups of 20+ save £2
Organiser goes free with every group of 20+ bookings
School Party £8.00 (one teacher to every 10 children will go free)
Wednesday 7th January 2015 will be a signed performance.
Late night adults only performances: Thursday 8th January and Friday 9th January 2015 at 9pm
Please note due to the later time and the nature of the anticipated grown up audience this one off performance is strictly for over 18s only. The Gatehouse Theatre can not be held responsible for any patrons who bring under 18s to the performance. Family and child tickets are not available for this one off performance.- See more at: http://www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/panto/Cinderella-The-Rock-n-Roll-Pantomime#sthash.uZSiF5GN.dpuf
Rock 'n' Roll Panto is back with a bang!
12/12/2014 To 10/01/2015
Comedy in the MET Dec 2014
Bringing you the very best in live comedy from around the country, The MET Studio has line ups to rival the biggest comedy clubs in the UK. Offering a combination of big names such as Greg Davies, Jon Richardson and up and coming stars such as Patrick Monahan and Paul Chowdhry, The MET Studio has become a regular stop off for those travelling to and from the Edinburgh fringe or preparing for their slot on Russell Howard's Good News Show.
Ghost Stories for Christmas
In the macabre tradition of the BBC's classic 1970s programme, Ghost Stories for Christmas is a theatre show featuring new adaptations of classic spine-chillers.
Age guidance 11 years plus
Over the past forty years, Gordon Giltrap has graced the music business with his dedication to his craft and his affection for his audience. As one of the UK's most respected guitarists, he has consistently proved the adage that respect cannot be bought. It must be earned. See this one man virtuoso return to one of his favourite theatres this December 18th here in the heart of Stafford.
Into The Shadows
Into the Shadows recreate the unique sounds of The Shadows.The Shadows had 5 number one hits and 16 top ten hits, and were in the UK Charts for 310 weeks. No other Instrumental Group has ever achieved such success.
Liang and the Magic Paint Brush
Liang dreams of beinga painter but is too poor to buy himself a paintbrush. Join him on a magical adventure to find out if dreams can come true
Sleeping Beauty sees Bourne return to the music of Tchaikovsky to complete the trio of masterworks that started with Nutcracker! and the international hit Swan Lake.
Much Ado About Nothing
Stafford Festival Shakespeare returns for its 25th year.
25/06/2015 To 11/07/2015
Not About Heroes
I am not concerned with Poetry. My subject is War, and the pity of War.The Poetry is in the pity.” Wilfred OwenNot About Heroes is the extraordinary story of two of the ‘Great War’ poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, their friendship, their inter-dependency, their poetry.
Piva: Old Christmas Return'd!
Old Christmas Return’d! –Seasonal music and song from Shakespeare’s Time
Following on from their sell-out performance in2013, we are delighted that Piva will be playing once again at the MET.
Stravinsky, Mozart, Haydn,
Experience some of the greatest music ever written for string orchestra from Tchaikovsky’s heart-wrenching Serenade in C to Stravinsky’s eerie and mysterious Concerto in D for Strings. Hear why Tchaikovsky considered Mozart to be ‘The Musical Christ’ in the fast-paced Divertimento in F, and experience the virtuosity of Camerata leader, Adi Brett, as she performs Haydn’s Violin Concerto in C.
Adi plays a 1752 Guadagnini violin, which has been kindly loaned to Camerata by arts philanthropist Jonathan Moulds.
‘The playing of the Camerata strings was so outstanding it felt as if they had been dipped in liquid gold…’ – Seen and Heard International
PRE-CONCERT PERFORMANCE 6.30pm
Listen to a brand new piece of music written by members of the community in collaboration with this year’s composer in residence.- See more at: http://www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/classical-music/Stravinsky-Mozart-Haydn-Tchaikovsky#sthash.MbSJBwPL.dpuf
Experience some of the greatest music ever written for string orchestra from Tchaikovsky's heart-wrenching Serenade in C to Stravinsky's eerie and mysterious Concerto in D for Strings. Hear why Tchaikovsky considered Mozart to be ‘The Musical Christ' in the fast-paced Divertimento in F, and experience the virtuosity of Camerata leader, Adi Brett, as she performs Haydn's Violin Concerto in C.Adi plays a 1752 Guadagnini violin, which has been kindly loaned to Camerata by arts philanthropist Jonathan Moulds.
The Old Vic's The Crucible
Richard Armitage stars in Arthur Miller’s classic American drama, based on Salem’s infamous witch trials, brought vividly to life in this visceral new production by internationally acclaimed director Yaël Farber.
16/12/2014 To 18/12/2014
The Ugly Duckling
Float downstream with the Story Man, in Sea Legs Puppet Theatre’s gentle, musical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale of belonging and identity.
22/12/2014 To 23/12/2014