Date Event Type By Info
3rd OctBlue JasmineFilmHIADSInfo
18th Oct to 25th OctThe 39 StepsComic ThrillerHIADSInfo
31st OctThe Railway ManFilmHIADSInfo
5th Nov to 8th NovRomeo & JulietTragedySSAInfo
14th NovA Sentimental JourneyMusicThe Three BellesInfo
12th DecThe Grand Budapest HotelFilmHIADSInfo
10th Jan to 17th JanJack and the BeanstalkPantoHIADSInfo
6th Feb to 7th FebRazzle Dazzle DanceMusic & DanceIDFInfo
14th Mar to 21st MarWife After DeathComedyHIADSInfo

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At the Station Theatre, Station Road, Hayling Island, Hampshire UK
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7:30pm (and 2:30pm Friday matinee), Seats at £4.50 (front 3 rows £3.00).
wheelchair seats, and reduced-price front seats, are available from the box office

HIADS Film Showing:

Blue Jasmine

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins. Directed by Woody Allen.

After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal (Alec Baldwin), elegant New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) moves into her sister Ginger's (Sally Hawkins) modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.

Jasmine arrives in San Francisco in a fragile mental state, her head reeling from the cocktail of anti-depressants she's on. While still able to project her aristocratic bearing, Jasmine is emotionally precarious and lacks any practical ability to support herself. She disapproves of Ginger's boyfriend Chili (Bobby Cannavale), who she considers another "loser" like Ginger's ex-husband Augie (Andrew Dice Clay). Ginger, recognizing but not fully understanding her sister's psychological instability, suggests that she pursue interior design, a career she correctly intuits that Jasmine won't feel is beneath her. In the meantime, Jasmine begrudgingly accepts work as the receptionist in a dentist's office, where she attracts the unwanted attentions of her boss, Dr. Flicker (Michael Stuhlbarg).

Feeling that her sister might be right about her poor taste in men, Ginger starts seeing Al (Louis C.K.), a sound engineer whom she considers as a step up from Chili. Jasmine sees a potential lifeline when she meets Dwight (Peter Sarsgaard), a diplomat who is quickly smitten with her beauty, sophistication and style.

Jasmine's flaw is that she derives her worth from the way she's perceived by others, while she herself is blind to what is going around her. Delicately portrayed by a regal Cate Blanchett, Jasmine earns our compassion because she is the unwitting instrument of her own downfall. Woody Allen's new drama Blue Jasmine is about the dire consequences that can result when people avert their eyes from reality and the truth they don't want to see.

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Cert 12, 98 mins. Click Here to see a trailer.

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7:45pm, £8

Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society present:

The 39 Steps

Patrick Barlow's Olivier Award winning stage adaptation, based on John Buchan's gripping whodunit - memorably filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935 - is now coming to the Station Theatre performed by HIADS.

A rip-roaring award winning comedy billed by the world's press as Hilarious and impossible not to enjoy. The 39 Steps is still playing in London's Criterion Theatre to spectacular reviews.

If you've seen Hitchcock's 1935 film with Richard Hannay, Mr Memory, the beautiful Annabella, Hannay's chase across Scotland while handcuffed to Pamela, then you know the plot.

If you've seen Hitchcock's 1935 film then you’ll know the plot… Richard Hannay meets the beautiful Annabella at a “Mr Memory” show. He is subsequently accused of Murder and finds himself chased across Scotland (whilst handcuffed to the lovely Pamela) looking for the leader of a spy ring.

Nothing has been left out from this hilarious version of Britain's most spell-binding thriller. With a cast of four playing all the characters we'll take you on the Flying Scotsman chase, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash and the death-defying (or nearly!) finale at the London Palladium!

Interested in acting? See open auditions for more info.

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The Railway Man Poster

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7:30pm (and 2:30pm Friday matinee), Seats at £4.50 (front 3 rows £3.00).
wheelchair seats, and reduced-price front seats, are available from the box office

tickets go onsale on 3rd Oct

HIADS Film Showing:

The Railway Man

Starring: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård, Jeremy Irvine, Hiroyuki Sanada.

Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Stellan Skarsgård star in this war drama adapted from Eric Lomax's memoirs about his experiences in a POW camp.

While serving in the Second World War, British Army officer Eric Lomax (Jeremy Irvine) is captured and held prisoner by the Japanese. He is brutally tortured and forced, along with his fellow captives, to build the Thai-Burma Railway. Many years later an older Lomax (Firth) is still traumatised by the experience. Supported by his wife Patti (Kidman) and friend Finlay (Skarsgård), he decides to track down one of his torturers, Takashi Nagase (Hiroyuki Sanada), hoping to find the answers that will enable him to finally let go of the hatred he has held for so long.

Cert 15, 112 mins. Click Here to see a trailer.

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7:30pm, £9 (£7 Children and Students)

tickets go onsale on 5th Oct

Southsea Shakespeare Actors Present

Romeo & Juliet

In this World Cup year can you remember back to the hot sultry nights of Italia 90? The noise! The colour! The passion!

In fact the perfect backdrop for Shakespeare’s great Italian romance, Romeo and Juliet.

This Romeo and Juliet will be feature; the rivalry between Lazio and Roma, Pavarotti, hooliganism, drug deals, trophy wives, killings, raves, street fights, , arranged marriages, great music, some spaghetti, a couple of suicides.. and about the saddest love story ever told!

If you know Romeo and Juliet we think you will love this fresh lively production. If you’ve never seen it before then just come along for the ride... it’s going to be emotional!

Click here for more information on SSA.

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7:30pm, £10

tickets go onsale on 14th Oct

The Three Belles Present

A Sentimental Journey

We welcome back this “Andrews Sisters” style trio of talented Singers for another evening of top rate 40’s entertainment.

For lots of great info - visit The Three Belles

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7:30pm (and 2:30pm Friday matinee), Seats at £4.50 (front 3 rows £3.00).
wheelchair seats, and reduced-price front seats, are available from the box office

tickets go onsale on 31st Oct

HIADS Film Showing:

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Tony Revolori, Willem Dafoe. Directed by Wes Anderson

Once a luxurious hotel, by 1968 the Grand Budapest has fallen on hard times. The story recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The adventure, set in 1932, is based around the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune - all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

A whimsical, zany, irreverant comedy with a fantastical storyline and stunning visuals.

Cert 15, 100 mins. Click Here to see a trailer.

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7:30pm, (plus 2:30pm Sat Matinees) £8, Children £6

Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society present:

Jack and the Beanstalk

A Traditional Pantomime by renowned author Alan P Frayn

An hilarious take on the well known fairy story featuring a host of colourful characters to amuse all the family.

There's the gregarious Dame Dotty Dimple, her brave and bright son Jack, his daft brother Simple Simon and their cow Buttermilk. Plus a royal family comprised of dithering King Hubert, Queen Hyacinth, their lovely daughter Princess Primrose and their slow equerry Humphrey.

They all live in fear of the giant Buster Gut-bucket, who is assisted by the wicked witch Picalilli, his henchman Rancid the Ratman and a pair of bungling bailiffs Snatchet & Scarper.

Battling the forces of evil and helping the villages is the good fairy Sugardust, plus a chorus of singers and dancers. And then, of course, there's the magic beans which grow into a giant beanstalk leading up to the giants castle in the sky!

Interested in acting? See open auditions for more info.

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Razzle Dazzle Dance Poster

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7:30pm, £8

tickets go onsale on 6th Jan

Island Dance Fusion Presents

Razzle Dazzle Dance

We welcome back Hayling Island's very own Island Dance Fusion for another unforgettable night of music, song and dance.

Wife After Death Poster

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7:45pm, £8

tickets go onsale on 18th Oct

Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society present:

Wife After Death

A comedy written by Eric Chappell.

Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died, and on the day of his funeral, friends and colleagues gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects ...

There's Harvey, who wrote Dave's material; Vi, Harvey's wife; Kevin, Dave's agent, and Kevin's wife Jane Dave's glamorous widow Laura has arranged a funeral to remember, complete with a horse-drawn hearse and an attendant dog.

An unfamiliar woman in flamboyant mourning clothes turns out to be Kay, Dave's ex-wife from before he was famous, and a series of revelations end with Kevin throwing a drink into the coffin and all the guests asking themselves if they ever knew the "real" Dave.

Act II opens three weeks later for the disposal of Dave's ashes. The atmosphere is tense and Kevin is wearing a controversial tie, but as more truths are revealed, even from beyond the crematorium Dave seems to be having the last laugh

"... a terrific evening of love and laughter" ~ The British Theatre Guide

Interested in acting? See open auditions for more info.

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