What’s in store for 2019 at The Spring

What’s in store for 2019 at The Spring

Themed festivals, Event Cinema and Phil Beer

A cracking year ahead at The Spring

The Spring celebrates its 10th birthday in 2019 and already the new year is shaping up to be a very special one.

Event Cinema gets into full swing in January with some spectacular performances beamed into our theatre from London’s best venues.

Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of King Richard the Second, starring Simon Russell Beale, is live from The Almeida Theatre on January 15. This is followed in February by Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades and Verdi’s La Traviata, both from The Royal Opera House.

All three are spell-binding and a great start to Event Cinema 2019, which brings you the best shows in the world, in Havant, for a fraction of the cost and time it would take to see in the capital.

Building on the successes of last year, we’ll be hosting a series of themed festivals in 2019.

The first takes a close look at mental health.

More than a Memory on February 13, includes a free sensory theatre performance that illustrates the type of sensory deprivation experienced by some people with dementia and a moving play that highlights the transformative power of music.

There’s an immersive experience lined up for people with dementia and their carers during the day on February 18. The Garden, a multi-sensory journey, creates a relaxing yet engaging atmosphere.

This is followed by our cosmic-inspired Family Festival Weekend: Space Explorers! on February 23-and 24. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, we’re inviting budding astronauts and would-be space explorers to take part in a series of celestial workshops and theatre performances, as well as a starlit show for babies. We’ll also be touring local community venues to offer free “astronaut training” for children.

Both kinds of music…

Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood will be performing with our new piano on January 25.

Other artists scheduled to use the piano in early 2019 are the Primrose Piano Quartet, Elgar and Beyond and Neil Brand, who will accompany black and white movies in a Beyond The Stage event.

Phil Beer and the Bully Wee Band are live on January 24. Phil is a world-class singer, arranger and composer and a founder of the internationally acclaimed Show of Hands

Funny and touching

Living Spit is back again with Giants of Science on February 16. It’s always raucous, rude and funny and this show, inspired by some of the great minds of science, is no exception.

And don’t miss A Hundred Words for Snow on February 22. This new, award-winning play is a funny and touching coming of age story about a girl’s journey to the North Pole with her father’s ashes.

These are just some of the highlights of a cracking year ahead at The Spring.

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