Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Culture

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guide – January

It’s a new year and there are plenty of new plays and performances on at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, here is our guide to what’s on.

For more information and bookings, just click the name of the performance.

Jongleurs Comedy
Jan 5, 8pm
All Tickets £7

Live stand-up comedy from one of the country’s leading clubs, Tim Fitzhigham, Dave Johns, Jess Fostekew and Marlon Davis make their way to the theatre for a night of laughter.

One Winter’s Night
Jan 8, 7pm
All Tickets £10

Come down to the theatre for an evening of eclectic, live acoustic music in aid of two wonderful charities. Listed to play at the event are musicians such as Jonas and Jane, Jim Cozens, Bemis, Harry Baker and special guests The Dirty Carols. All Profits go to St Luke’s Cancer Centre and Shooting Star Chase.

Champagne Classics
Jan 9, 7:30pm
Tickets from £22 – £25

Southern Pro Musica put on a performance to brighten your mood after the post-Christmas slump. The professional chamber musicians will be accompanied by soprano Bibi Heal, together there performances will bring some greatly loved opera classics to life.

Jan 13 – 23
Tickets from £26.50 – £32.50

First seen in 1974, Alan Ayckbourn’s revival of his well-loved play sees human frailty laid bare, as the fragile and shambolic lives of several characters unfold into a series of darkly hilarious yet poignant moments.

Hero’s Welcome
Jan 15 – 23
Tickets from £21 – £32.50

After returning to the hometown he fled seventeen years ago, Murray and his new bride’s plan to live there in peace doesn’t last long. People he once knew soon stir up trouble and resentment; including the bride he left waiting at the altar who’s now the town’s mayor. Mystery, drama and Ayckbourn’s spot-on comedy can be found here.

Kit & McConnel: Over the Yardarm
Jan 28, 7:45pm
Tickets from £20.50 – £21.50

Old friends and long time collaborators, Kit Hesketh-Harvey and James McConnel have a wealth of experience in making audiences laugh and this show is no different. The duo’s musical comedy pokes fun at modern culture and everyday events.

Roy Hudd’s Very Own Music Hall
Jan 29, 8pm
Tickets from £20.50 – £21.50

Actor, singer and comedian Roy Hudd brings his passion and love of music halls to life. Accompanied by pianist Ian Smith, Dan Shearman’s Quartet and singer Julia Sutton, Roy takes the audience on a funny and fascinating two-hour journey of songs and comic routines on the history of music halls.

Michael Portillo – Life: A Game of Two Halves
Jan 30, 8pm
Tickets from £20.50 – £21.50

For one night only, Michael Portillo gives unique insight into his fascinating life and answers questions from the audience. Since leaving his position as a favoured leader in politics almost a decade ago, Portillo has endeared himself to the public as a historian with respect for solid workmanship and creative energy.

What Would Spock Do?
Jan 28 – 29, 8pm at the Mill Studio
All tickets £15

An uplifting comedy about love, Star Trek and learning to accept who you are, no matter what anyone else thinks. The acclaimed show makes its debut UK tour after its sell out premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.