The Lights, Andover
01264 368368. www.thelights.org.uk
The Lights, West Street, Andover SP10 1AH.
Esther and the Zargonites, 19th to 20th January
Come and travel the Galaxy! Meet Professor Mordecai, his beautiful cousin Esther, and their funny robot, Two-Bit who live on Planet Exodon. With their team of Young Inventors they have entered the space race and the Unity Enterprise is ready for blast off! Emperor Xerxes of Zargon is looking for a new Queen and Mordecai thinks Esther would be a perfect choice! But there is one slight difference… Exodons have green faces! Will the Zargonites accept them as they really are… or cast them out? The story of Esther is ages old- but entirely up to date, accepting diversity and promoting tolerance towards others. It is not how we appear on the outside, nor what belief we may hold, that defines us, but our ability to treat others as we would choose to be treated.
Sidney's Shed, 15th February, 11:00
Maisie is hiding and thinks she’s found the perfect place – Sidney’s Shed. But this is no ordinary shed, and Sidney Waffles is no ordinary gardener… Inventor, explorer and winner of this year’s ‘Best-Veg-in-Show’, the potty flower-potter has made some unusual improvements to his allotment. Sidney has created the world’s first time travelling shed! Join Sidney and the bravest little girl in Windy-on-the-Hill on their time-travelling journey to dig up the past and weed out the bullies!
The Wizard of Oz, 27th to 28th February, 19:00
Presented by Rookwood School.
The War of the Worlds, 15th March, 19:30
“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s…” And fewer would have believed in the first years of the twenty-first century that H. G. Wells’ science fiction classic would be performed live by just four actors with intelligences lesser than average… The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons invade the stage in this funny yet faithful new adaptation as they use musical instruments, puppetry and, um, enthusiasm to recreate deadly heat-rays, giant fighting-machines, squidgy tentacled Martians and interplanetary warfare on an epic scale. The chances of success? A million to one…
The Land of Oz, 19th to 20th March, 18:30
The students of the Long Overdue Theatre School, Andover present a production like none other! Watch the students take you on a dazzling adventure through the classic musicals such as The Wiz, The Wizard of Oz and Wicked. Taking the best bits and re-telling the tale of Dorothy and her red shoes. Finding out if the Wicked Witch ever comes good again and including plentry of fun from the Munchkins! An all singing, all dancing musical of the highest standard.
Teechers, 21st March, 19:30
Blackeyed Theatre revives its highly-acclaimed production of John Godber’s classic comedy about life at a struggling ‘sink school’ for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new drama teacher. Featuring breathtaking ensemble performances and a bang-up-to-date soundtrack, Teechers brings to life an array of terrifying teachers and hopeless pupils through the unique eyes of Salty, Gail and Hobby; three Year 11 students about to leave school for good. Will Mr Nixon abandon his students for a green and pleasant Grammar school? Who puts the bounce in Miss Prime, the PE teacher? Will Mrs Parry ever find her Koko? And why does everyone smell of spring onions? Crammed full of unforgettable characters, political left-hooks and razor-sharp comedy, Teechers is more relevant today than ever, a modern classic with something vital to say about education for the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’.