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BROADBENT THEATRE PRESENTS THEIR ANNUAL PANTOMIME – THE WIZARD OF OZ


DIRECTED BY James Hewson

Friday 27th January 7.30pm, Saturday 28th January, 3.00pm and 7.30pm, Sunday 29th January 3.00pm
Friday 3rd February 7.30pm, Saturday 4th February, 3.00pm and 7.30pm, Sunday 5th February 3.00pm
Friday 10th February 7.30pm, Saturday 11th February, 3.00pm and 7.30pm.

Our very own in-house director Jimbob Hewson brings this well-known story to the Broadbent stage as pantomime. Follow the yellow brick road and lose yourself in adventure, beautiful scenery and special effects. Along the way, find out what it takes to defeat the witch, gain a heart and be brave. Inspired by steampunk, the fantastic costumes bring all these well-known characters to glorious technicolour! Packed with jokes curtesy of Tom Whalley productions and filled with songs and energy, this promises to be a fabulous night out for all the family.

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MUMMY – The Art of Saying Goodbye -Amy Gwilliam
17th February 2023 – 7.30pm – 8.30pm


A wonderfully intimate one-person show about death, grief and the art of letting go.
‘Mummy’ tells the story of Elizabeth, as she thinks she has got death nailed having lost her mother aged
16 and having spent years researching Ancient Egypt and its death rituals. But challenged with familiar
surroundings and some familiar faces, memories stir, and ghosts return.
Gradually it depicts the tricky and endearing relationship between a daughter and her late mother, and
all that was left unsaid. Exploring social masks and (typically) British funeral practices, it reveals how one
woman finds her way to unwind, and to confront all the feelings and dreams she has been suppressing.
Inspired by the death of her own mother, the tragedy finds a lightness in the wonderfully intimate and
interactive set-up of the show.


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COMMON GROUND THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT GASLIGHT BY PATRICK HAMILTON – 2nd, 3rd and 4th March 2023 at 7.30pm


Common Ground Theatre Company bring their production of Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 play Gaslight to the Broadbent Theatre. The play is a set in the Victorian era and is a dark tale of a marriage based on deceit and trickery, and a husband committed to driving his wife insane in order to steal from her.

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OLD FRIENDS – SOUNDS OF SIMON AND GARFUNKEL – 25th March 2023 – 7.30pm


The Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of Simon and Garfunkel.
The Old Friends Duo tour is how the songs are meant to be: just two voices and one
guitar. This is the music of Simon and Garfunkel up close and intimate.
Relive the classics, from Mrs Robinson, to Homeward Bound, as well as some rarely
heard songs like A Most Peculiar Man, and A Poem on the Underground Wall. Paul
Simon is a wonderful songwriter and this is your chance to hear these songs as they
were originally performed.
Paul and Art are played to perfection, bringing in elements of their famously fractious
relationship, as well as replicating the beautiful harmonies flawlessly. This is a
wonderful show filled with excellent music, nostalgia, and a genuine love for some
great musicians.

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LIVE & LOCAL From the Albert Hall to the Music Hall Presented by Dan Sealey – Saturday 15 April 2023 


After a notable career with bands such as Ocean Colour Scene and Cosmotheka, Dan is bringing his own show to the Broadbent Theatre, featuring music from all the bands he’s been involved with, the often hilarious stories he’s amassed along the way and new material from the album he is working on due for release early next year.
‘Contemporary folk songs that tell stories to future generations…’ The Daily Record


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LIVE & LOCAL Much Ado About Jazz Starring Chris Gumbley – 6th May 2023 – 7.30pm

Chris Gumbley on various wind instruments and accompanied by Al Gurr on the piano, “Much Ado” is a duo show that is a little bit different.
This show is aimed at people who do not necessarily like jazz (as well as those who do!). They revisit some much-loved (mostly) jazz classics and present unique and exciting arrangements of them in such a way that the audience not only feel more involved, but also gain an insight into how jazz musicians work on stage.


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 Ladies Down Under Common Ground Theatre Company – 11th, 12th and 13th May 2023 – 7.30pm

After hitting the jackpot in Ladies’ Day, the fish-filleting foursome celebrate with the trip of a lifetime. This sequel to Ladies’ Day, which Common Ground Theatre Company brought to the Broadbent with great success in 2022, sees Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda go from downtown Hull to the land of Oz.
While Shelley spends on luxury and glamour, the rest of the gang go native and camp out at Ulhuru. But Shelley soon discovers there’s more on offer than smart hotels and sun-kissed surfers, and Pearl has her own mountain to climb. What promises to be trip of a lifetime becomes a life-changing adventure for them all.


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LIVE & LOCAL – Simon Mayor & Hilary James – 27th May 2023 7.30pm

‘Tears of Laughter’ is a show full of Simon’s inimitable brand of off-the-wall humour as well as mandolin, guitar and fiddling wizardry, all beautifully combined with Hilary’s ‘honey-dripping’ vocals. Everything from beautiful folk ballads such as the lovely ‘When Summer Comes Again’, to lively mandolin tunes, and some of their hilarious children’s songs, reminiscent of Belloc’s ‘Cautionary Tales’. Oh! and a step dance (if Hilary has any breath left!).
The performance is all wrapped up in an entertaining stage show with humour as dry as Somerset cider.

‘A whole stream of mirthful anecdotes, blurry-fingered precision and sweetly sung blues, standards and folk songs’. The Glasgow Herald
‘A witty and captivating mix of folk, blues, swing and classical showstoppers, spiced with a unique brand of off-beat humour’. The Guardian


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Cilla and The Swinging 60s - Sandy Smith Friday
21 July 2023 7.30pm

A fantastic entertaining show, suitable for all. Sandy stylishly celebrates the life and music of the legendary Cilla Black, Lulu as well as a selection of her most well-known contemporaries such as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, the Beatles and more.

The show will take you on a rollercoaster journey through many of the greatest pop songs of the 60s including Cilla’s own chart toppers ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ and ‘You’re My World’, Lulu’s Shout, Boom Bang a Bang, Dusty’s You Don’t Have to Say you Love me, Son Of a Preacher Man and the rock n roll twists of the 60s.


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Curtain Up! by Peter Quilter  LRP Production- Directed by Gail Dennis
11th & 12th August, 18th & 19th Aguust 2023 7.30pm

This Lindsey Rural Players production of “Curtain Up!” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

Based on the author’s earlier Respecting Your Piers, Curtain Up! is the hilarious story of five women who inherit equal shares in a dilapidated theatre and plan to bring it back to life again. They try various fund-raising schemes but their most ambitious is to hold a concert featuring local talent and a world-famous star who agrees to appear for no fee! However, their plans go awry and it’s a race to keep their audience from guessing the truth of the matter. A fast-paced and very funny comedy.

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The Mistake Michael Mears – Saturday 16 September 2023 7.30pm

We are delighted to welcome back to the Broadbent, direct from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, an urgent new play by Michael Mears exploring the events surrounding the catastrophic ‘mistake’ that launched our nuclear age.
1942. On a squash court in Chicago a dazzling scientific experiment takes place, which three years later will destroy a city and change the world – forever. Through the lives of a brilliant Hungarian scientist, a daring American pilot and a devoted Japanese daughter, this fast-moving, compelling drama confronts the dangers that arise when humans dare to unlock the awesome power of nature.


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