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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

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

Talented Canadian actor Charles Ross single-handedly recreates season one of the Netflix sensation; all the characters, dialogue, special effects, music and Eggos in one superb, upside-down show.

Charles Ross grew up in the 80s, addicted to adventure movies. They went on to co-create a number of parody shows, including One Man Lord of the Rings which got the official seal of approval from Sir Ian McKellen and One Man Star Wars, which has been performed over 1200 times in more than 180 cities across four continents.

Lucy Worsley

Queen Victoria: a little old lady, spherical in shape, dressed in black, perpetually grumpy.  Right?  Historian Lucy Worsley wants to make you think again.

Meet a complex, contradictory woman, who had a traumatic childhood, who loved dancing, who suffered calamity and bereavement, before coming out the other side as an eccentric, powerful and really rather magnificent old lady. Lucy's illustrated talk takes you into the life, the palaces, and the rich colourful age of this woman who ruled a quarter of the globe.

Joan Collins - Unscripted

Global superstar Joan Collins will be touring in her one-woman show; Joan Collins Unscripted.

Be enthralled as Dame Joan reveals some of the exciting stories and secrets from her long career and get the chance to ask questions. This show provides fans with a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend an intimate, entertaining and unforgettable evening with a true Hollywood star.

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