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Menopause The Musical

starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Hilary O’Neil (ITV’s Copy Cats).

This hysterical show packed full of one-liners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of innuendo-laden versions of 60s, 70s and 80s pop hits.

The Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last twelve years.

Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised.

Ruby Wax, The Monk and The Neuroscientist

We can’t stop the future from arriving, no matter what drugs we’re on. But even if nearly every part of us becomes robotic, mechanical fingers crossed we'll still have our minds. Hopefully we'll use them for things like compassion, instead of just chasing what’s ‘better’ like a hamster on a wheel. If we can do that, we’re on the yellow brick road to happiness.
 

Shivers

A trio of delightfully thrilling new ghost stories, set to the haunting sounds of the violin. The Book of Darkness and Light contains within it some of the most chilling tales ever told. Supernatural mysteries stir from its pages.

You feel a prickle on your neck. Your blood stills. A monstrous thing creeps in the shadows. Is it all in your mind? A trick of the light? Or something far more sinister?

One thing is for certain: these stories will give you shivers.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Based on the smash-hit 1994 movie, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is the heart warming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback.

They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for dreams and friendship – but discover much more…

Basingstoke Variety Show 2018 - Mayor's Concert

The Basingstoke Variety Show returns to rock The Anvil once again after a record breaking 2017 show! 

BVS 2018 showcases some of the best talent from across the borough including soloists, schools and groups.

Featuring a live house band, the show will include music, dance, theatre and more - a programme that will appeal to all. With over 300 local performers in a 'one night only' show, this evening should not be missed!

Proceeds will go to the Mayor’s charity appeal.

The Goon Show

From the producers of the critically acclaimed 50th Anniversary Tour of Round the Horne comes another radio comedy live on stage.

In 1951 the landscape of British comedy changed dramatically when The Goon Show burst onto the airwaves of the BBC Home Service. Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and co. brought a brand of surreal chaotic humour unlike anything that had been heard before and revolutionised the way radio comedy was produced.

Exit 6 Film Festival

This event is now sold out. Please call the box office on 01256 844244 to be added to the waiting list.

Exit 6 Film Festival will take place at multiple venues around the town celebrating exciting and original films from around the world.

The top six short films will be screened in The Forge, where awards, including Best Film, will be presented.

Dr Michael Mosley

Dr Michael Mosley has changed tens of thousands of lives with his award-winning programmes and international bestselling books.

In this informative and entertaining live show, Michael, the man behind the 5:2 Diet, will explore common health myths and offer fascinating insights into the workings of the human body. He will take you on the unconventional journey that he himself has travelled, from swallowing tape worm to uncovering revolutionary new ways to lose weight, get fit and reduce stress. 

One Man Stranger Things - A Parody

Due to unforeseen circumstances the promoters have had to postpone this performance.
 

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