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February


Sunday 23 February 2020, 7.00pm

BUZZ – New Musical Workshop Performance

Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD

Students on our BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance degree programme have the opportunity to workshop and be a part of the development process for new musicals, working directly with the writers and culminating with a presentation of the work in London at the end of the week. The initiative is led by Course Leader Andrew Wright, working with the support of partner companies Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network and in collaboration with Fat Rascal Theatre. The rehearsal process will take place on Bishop Otter Campus and then the production will move to London’s leading off West End venue, Southwark Playhouse, for a performance of the workshopped material on Sunday 23rd February at 7pm. Buzz, a musical history of the vibrator, was first developed at East 15 as writer Robyn Grant’s final year piece. It went on to win the Stella Wilkie Award and the East 15 New Companies Award, before going to Edinburgh Fringe for a full length run which garnered a sell-out laurel and an Eddies Award. The show then went onto a sold out 4-week London run which was then extended and continued to sell out. The following year, Buzz performed at the Brighton Fringe where extra performances were added, on tour and at Edinburgh again, winning the Otherplace/Balkan Award and the Fairy Powered Best New Writing Award. Seeing the show’s potential, Fat Rascal Theatre decided to put the show back into development to create a full 2-hour plus interval show with writer Robyn Grant, lyricist Daniel Foxx and composer Tim Gilvin. We are delighted to be enabling the research and development of this new British musical.

Tickets: £15. Book online at www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk


Tuesday 25 February 2020, 7.30pm

PhD Season Concert: Bruno Newman

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

Bruno Newman rounds off our season by discussing his approach to the creation of a multi-movement orchestral and choral programmatic work.
There will be a retiring collection to aid the Music PhD students in their research


Thursday 27 February 2020, 6.30pm

Piano Bash

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

Piano tutors and student pianists present a fun and exciting programme of piano duets and works for two pianos in this piano extravaganza, with something for everyone!
Admission Free, no need to book.


Thursday 27 February 2020, 7.30pm

Chichester Chamber Concerts presents: Spiritato!

Assembly Room, North Street, Chichester PO19 1LQ

Baroque ensemble, with Clara Hendrick mezzo soprano, Will Russell trumpet, and 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass and harpsichord.
Programme: The Taste of the Nation features music by Handel, Corelli, Pepusch, and Daniel Purcell Spiritato! is a period instrument ensemble who produce unique, research-based performance projects. In 2016 the ensemble enjoyed great success with their ambitious project Guts and Glory which was performed throughout the UK.

Tickets: £18 – Free tickets for under 25s – Season tickets available from Chichester Festival Theatre or tel. 01243 781312 & at the door. Free tickets must be booked in advance to ensure a place.


Friday 28th February, 7pm – 9pm

An evening of art and jazz with the Nick Reynolds Trio

Cloisters Chamber, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

Come along for a relaxing evening f​eaturing selected art from the Otter gallery collection and a performance of jazz standards with the Nick Reynolds trio. Wine and soft drinks will be available.
Admission Free, no need to book.


Saturday 29 February 2020, 7.30pm

The End of the Pier Show

Zee Bar, University of Chichester Students Union, Bishop Otter Campus,

University of Chichester The Sleepy Lagoon Orchestra and Cabaret Performance Company combine forces to present an evening of classic entertainment and variety. Conducted by Simon Growcott and presented by Will Allenby this evening will feature favourite music, dancers and singers with special guest spots from the world of magic and comedy. With the Zee Bar taking on a special Seaside theme, this is a not to be missed evening of variety entertainment. Come and join the fun.
Tickets: £10, £7 Concessions and NUS.
To book please phone the Ticket Source Box Office 0333 666 3366. Please note a standard postage rate of £1.50 will apply for telephone bookings.


March​


Tuesday 3 March 2020, 7pm

Ensemble of the Year competition

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

Of our many superb student ensembles in a vast mixture of styles, six finalists will compete for a special Chichester prize and the coveted title of ‘Ensemble of the Year’.
Admission Free, no need to book


Thursday 5 March 2020, 6.30pm

Music on Thursdays

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

The distinguished clarinettist Marina Finnamore and pianist Timothy Salter perform music from across Europe spanning a century and displaying the full expressive range and versatility of the clarinet by Brahms (Sonata op.120 no.1), Debussy (Première Rhapsodie), Messager

(Solo de Concours), folk-inspired pieces by the Hungarian composer Leó Weiner, and Salter (Mondrian Pictures). Marina Finnamore is a member of the Royal Opera House orchestra and performs extensively as a chamber player and soloist; Timothy Salter is familiar at Music on Thursdays concerts as both composer and pianist.

Tickets: £5, £3 (Concessions) University of Chichester students and staff are free.

Please present your student or staff card at the door.

To book, please phone the Ticket Source Box Office 0333 666 3366. Please note a standard postage rate of £1.50 will apply for telephone bookings.


Thurs 5th – Sat 7th Mar, 7.30pm, Sat 7th Mar, 2.30pm

Made in Dagenham

New Theatre Royal, 20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth PO1 2DD

After the success of Nunsense and Copacabana, the Musical Theatre and Arts Development students are proud to present Made in Dagenham, The Musical, inspired by a true story, and based on the hit film, this new, musical comedy is all about friendship, love and fighting for what is right. The show is all about the strike for equal pay which was staged by the women of the Dagenham Ford factory in 1968, led by Rita a busy mum, loving wife and hardworking Ford factory employee, which almost brought Ford to a standstill. It’s when Rita and her female colleagues find themselves working long hours sewing car seats, for far less money than the men, that the women set of on a trailblazing battle for equal pay, taking on the unions, Ford’s top brass and the Government. This thought-provoking, fast-paced show has bundles of humour and a lot of heartwarming moments that will melt your soul. Please Note that this production contains strong language.

Sponsored by the University of Chichester, all income will go to support The New Theatre Royal (Charity No. 271976 Company number 1266053)

Based on the Woolley/Karlsen/Number 9 Motion Picture. Book by Richard Bean, Music by David Arnold and Lyrics by Richard Thomas.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe.
Tickets: Band A: £16, Band B: £14, Band C: £12, Under 25’s and Friends of New Theatre Royal: £10, University of Chichester code £8.
Book Online by visiting the New Theatre Royal's website or call the Box Office on 023 9264 9000.


Saturday 7 March 2020, 7.30pm

Piano Recital

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

Angelina Kopyrina, PhD candidate, presents a recital of Romantic Piano music. Angelina has recently given very well received performances at the Cathedral and Turner Sims concert hall.
This evening’s programme will include Prokofiev’s 7th Piano Sonata.
Admission Free, no need to book.


Wednesday 11 March 2020, 7.30pm

The Parnassius Piano Duo

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

Sponsored by Funtington Music Group Simon Callaghan returns to Funtington Music Group with Hiroaki Takenouchi to play and discuss music for two pianos, including Rachmaninov’s glorious Suite No.2. Students of the late Yonty Solomon at the Royal College of Music, Simon Callaghan and Hiroaki Takenouchi met in 2003 and have since had a thriving duo partnership, giving concerts throughout the UK, Europe and Japan. During that time, they have developed a wide-ranging and extensive repertoire and their engagements have included gala performances with principals from the English National Opera and a number of significant recordings.

Tickets: £15 on the door or pre-booked on 01243 378900. No charge for University of Chichester Staff or Students


Thursday 12 March, 2020, 7pm

Nick Higgins and Dave Morgan’s Jazz-Fest

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

A concert featuring two of our jazz tutors, Nick Higgins on sax and Dave Morgan on trumpet with a top-class rhythm section playing some nonstandard jazz!
Admission Free, no need to book.
Donations in aid of the Sussex Snowdrop Trust. Registered Charity Number 1096622.


Tuesday, 17 March, 2020, 6pm

Languages Concert

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

A Concert of Songs in Italian, German and French featuring singers from the BMus Vocal Performance Degree. Arias, Lieder, Mélodie as well as songs featuring other European languages will be performed.
Admission Free, no need to book.


Friday 20 – Thursday 26 March

Guys and Dolls

• Fri 20th, 7.30pm: Regis Centre, Bognor Regis
• Sat 21st, 2.30pm & 7.30pm: Regis Centre, Bognor Regis
• Sun 22nd, 7.30pm: South Hill Park, Bracknell
• Tues 24th, 7.30pm: Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
• Thurs 26th, 7.30pm: Theatre Royal, Margate

Frank Loesser's Tony Award winning classic musical about high-stakes gamblers Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson bringing the righteous Save-a-Soul missionary Sergeant Sarah Brown into their glamorously, seedy world is staged with unparalleled panache by one of the country’s leading Conservatoires of young talent, supported by a professional production team and West-End live band. The sensational Triple Threat Tour Company are back following their runaway success with 9 to 5 last year with the same production team hence the vivid direction of Karen Howard, Damien Delaney’s exuberant choreography, Brady Mould's rich, expansive sound and Ryan Laight’s stunning design. The University’s Triple Threat Tour Company is sending record numbers of graduates into the industry and are delighting regional audiences with their virtuosity, unaffected energy and élan. This won’t just put spring in your step, it will put Spring in your stride! Last year’s company production sold out so book now and Luck be a Lady tonight!

Tickets: £14, £12 (Concessions), £8 (NUS), £5 (School, Youth and Care Home groups, 10 or more attending).
Book Online at:
• www.alexandratheatre.co.uk
• www.southhillpark.org.uk
• www.trinitytheatre.net
• www.margate-live.com


Tuesday 24 March 2020, 7.30pm

Open Piano Workshop

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

Angelina Kopyrina, PhD student from Moscow, presents an open workshop where students and members of the community are invited to play their repertoire to her and enjoy supportive critique. Applications to participate in this piano workshop are invited by February 15th. Please include your name and repertoire and email this to Angelina on akopyri1@stu.chi.ac.uk. This workshop is free for participants and for audience members.
Admission Free, no need to book


Tuesday 26 March 2020, 7.30pm

The Chichester Rotract Club Presents: An Evening of Opera

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

The Chichester Rotract club present a concert of operatic musical treats ranging from Mozart to Verdi. We hope you enjoy this Operatic showcase.
Admission Free, no need to book.
There will be a retiring collection in aid of Chichester Rotaract Club.


Thursday 26 March 2020, 7.30pm

Chichester Chamber Concerts present: Trinity Ensemble

Assembly Room, North Street, Chichester PO19 1LQ

Ofer Falk, Lana Trotovsek – violin
Roger Chase, Richard Crabtree – viola
David Cohen – cello

Programme:

  • Schubert String Trio movement in B flat D471
  • Mozart Quintet in G minor K516
  • Ysaye Trio Le Londres Brahms Quintet No 2 in G Op 111

Trinity Ensemble was formed in 2018 by four distinguished artists who are all highly acclaimed soloists and chamber musicians as well as professors at Trinity Laban College of Music and Dance. They have come together to explore a wide range of repertoire in formations from duos up to the largest chamber music groups. This performance marks the launch of the new project.
Tickets: £18 – Free tickets for under 25s - Season tickets available from Chichester Festival Theatre or tel. 01243 781312 & at the door. Free tickets must be booked in advance to ensure a place.


Saturday 28 March 2020, 7.30pm

Piano Duet

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

Maria Lampardakui and Fotini Livathinou present piano duets and solo pieces. This will include works by Beethoven, Brahms, Dvořák, Bach and Varvoglis.
Admission Free, no need to book


Sunday 29 March 2020, 15.30-16.00

‘The Roaring ’20s: Past, Present, Future’, Dr Miles Leeson

at St Peter and St Mary Fishbourne Church, PO19 3XT as part of the Fishbourne Literary Festival.

Full info and tickets: https://www.fishbournelovesbooks.com/


Tuesday 31 March 2020, 7.30pm

Keyboard Concert (aka Piano Group)

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

Piano Group has metamorphosed into Keyboard Group with the very welcome addition of organ and possibly harpsichord and accordion (and anything else we can find to qualify). We lean towards the classical end of the repertoire spectrum; pianists can’t help being drawn to the 19th and early 20th centuries – a kind of golden age of pianism, when almost all composers wereb pianists – but the other keyboards are likely to expand the repertoire in all directions!
Admission Free, no need to book.


April


Thursday 2 April 2020, 7.30pm

Showstoppers - Hits of the Musicals

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

The Conservatoire Theatre Ensemble Project presents an evening of your favourite songs, duets and ensembles from the world of Musical Theatre. With a large cast of singers accompanied by the Conservatoire Cabaret Showband this concert will be a treat for music theatre lovers.
Produced by Kiera Smitheram, with Musical Supervisor Oliver Franklin and direction by Jade Batson, devised by Theatre Ensemble leader, Will Allenby.

Tickets: £5, University of Chichester students and staff are free.
Please present your student or staff card at the door.
To book, please phone the Ticket Source Box Office 0333 666 3366. Please note a standard postage rate of £1.50 will apply for telephone bookings


Friday 17 April 2020, 6.30pm

Basically Beethoven

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

Sponsored by Hanover Band Patrons Orchestral students perform alongside the principal players of The Hanover Band in a showcase concert. Conducted by Stephen Threlfall, former Head of Music at Chethams, the concert marks the culmination of an intensive course exploring the works of Beethoven and the techniques of historical performance.
Tickets: £10, £7 (Concessions), University of Chichester students and staff are free.
Please present your student or staff card at the door.
To book please phone the Ticket Source Box Office 0333 666 3366. Please note a standard postage rate of £1.50 will apply for telephone bookings.


Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 April 2020, 10am - 5pm

Cello Weekend

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

Sponsored by D’Addario Strings University of Chichester Cello Weekend is a two-day course organised and coordinated by Professor Laura Ritchie.
All music is arranged to suit participants' individual levels, and everyone comes together to form a fantastic cello-orchestra that performs throughout the two days. The course is open to cellists of all ages and abilities. The schedule includes workshops, masterclass sessions, large-group rehearsals, and chamber music opportunities. The Cello Weekend is an opportunity for cellists keen to develop their performing, skills, technique, and musical appreciation to come together for a remarkable weekend of music making. There is a gala concert to finish the course on Sunday at 4:30 pm that features the participant cello-orchestra. This year’s music ranges from arrangements of popular hits to Bach to a contemporary ‘gamified’ piece of music by Rebecca Askew.

Course fee: £55/£35

To book, please phone the Ticket Source Box Office 0333 666 3366. Please note a standard postage rate of £1.50 will apply for telephone bookings.
Once you have booked please email l.ritchie@chi.ac.uk with your booking reference. University cellists who assist with organisation will have their fee waved.

Sunday Cello-Gala concert: 4:30pm

Admission free, donations accepted.
No need to book.


Monday 20 April 2020, 5.30pm

‘Authorship, Language and Textual Pathology: Linguistic Changes in Iris Murdoch’s Informal Writings’, Prof. Peter Garrard

Cloisters, Bishop Otter Campus. Free and open to all.

Full details at https://www.chi.ac.uk/humanities/public-humanities/literary-and-cultural-narrative/iris-murdoch-research-centre/events


Tuesday 21 April 2020, 7.30pm

Gala Vocal Concert

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester
The Advanced Performers Course and BMus Vocal Performance non-classical singers present a gala concert of your favourite music. With an eclectic mix of music from Broadway and London's West End, through to classical song, jazz standards and opera, there is bound to be something for everyone.
Tickets: £5, University of Chichester students and staff are free.
Please present your student or staff card at the door.
To book phone the Ticket Source Box Office 0333 666 3366. Please note a standard postage rate of £1.50 will apply for telephone bookings.


Thursday 23 – Sat 25 April, 7.30pm, Saturday 25 Apr, 2.30pm

Fiddler on the Roof

Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis PO21 1BL

The Musical Theatre Performance Company is very proud to present this multi-award-winning show that has been described as ‘a defiant portrait of Jewish resilience’. Brought to you by the same team that produced The Addams Family and Jekyll & Hyde in their 2018/19 season. Winner of 9 Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, songwriters Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, and bookwriter Joseph Stein. Touching audiences worldwide with its humour, warmth and honesty, this universal show is a staple of the musical theatre canon. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colourful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instil them with traditional values in theface of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

Based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl. Book by JOSEPH STEIN. Music by JERRY BOCK. Lyrics by SHELDON HARNICK. Produced on the New York Stage by Harold Prince. Original New York Stage Production Directed and Choreographed by JEROME ROBBINS This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe.

Tickets: £14, £12 (Concessions), £8 (NUS/U16’s). To book tickets call 01243 861010 or book online at www.alexandratheatre.co.uk.


Thursday 30 April 2020, 7pm

International Jazz Day Concert

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

This concert will celebrate International Jazz Day (April the 30th) with an eclectic range of jazz from students and staff!
Personnel TBA. Admission Free, no need to book
Donations in aid of the Sussex Snowdrop Trust. Registered Charity Number 1096622 


Thursday 30 April - Sunday 3 May 2020, 8pm

Immersive Musical - Eight Edition

Secret Location

The title and location of this production will be revealed on the 29/1/20 on the Triple Threat twitter account @UOC_TT The Eighth edition of a remarkable series of site-specific Immersive Musical Theatre productions created by final year Triple Threat students working with a high-order professional creative team. The production is always set in adapted site-specific locations and the audience is immersed in the dramatic environment and narrative from the start and throughout the show without an interval. Shows can only accommodate limited numbers and previous critical success results in shows selling out within minutes of ticket release so please put the announcement date in your diary and set an alert. The event will contain adult themes and scenes which some audience members may find upsetting. Age Guidance 15+.

An original production owned by University of Chichester and the Musical Theatre Commission production company.
Tickets: £20, £14 Student/Unwaged. Includes return coach travel from Bognor Regis.*
To book, please phone the Ticket Source Box Office 0333 666 3366.
Please note a standard postage rate of £1.50 will apply for telephone bookings.
*There will be an option to go to a pick-up point nearer the production space. Postcode details on booking.


May


Saturday 2 May 2020, 7.30pm

Cabaret Showtime

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

Presented by the Cabaret Performance Company and the Conservatoire Cabaret Showband. Come and join the fun in this CABARET SHOWTIME! With song and dance, humour, and maybe a spot of magic to spice up the evening, this evening will transport you to the wonderful world of cruising. HMS Chichester sets sail at 7.30pm. No lifejackets are required for this performance. N.B. Swimsuits are not permitted in the Chapel.
Tickets: £5, University of Chichester students and staff are free.
Please present your student or staff card at the door.
To book, please phone the Ticket Source Box Office 0333 666 3366. Please note a standard postage rate of £1.50 will apply for telephone bookings.


Wednesday 6 May 2020, 7.30pm

Rachmaninoff Uncovered: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto is one of the most popular pieces in the whole of the western classical repertoire. Nearly 120 years after it was first performed, it remains a staple favourite amongst both audiences and performers. But what exactly is it about this piece that gives it such universal acclaim? In a personal exploration, pianist Ben Lathbury delivers a brand-new illustrated recital of this astounding work. He will delve into the history and inception of the piece and share his thoughts on both the music and the man behind it. Featuring an acute, in-depth analysis of the work, lightly spiced with Ben’s trademark wit, and culminating in a full performance of the concerto, this is an evening not to miss. This concert is a fundraising event for Funtington Music Group’s Robert Headley Bursary, a foundation which Ben was a recipient of following his performance in the 2008 competition at the University of Chichester and latterly in part-funding of his Master’s degree in Music Performance. Orchestral reduction kindly provided by Jon Grave.

Entry is free, with a retiring collection to benefit the Robert Headley Fund, provided by the Funtington Music Group to support postgraduate students studying music performance.
Funtington Music Group is affiliated to Making Music (The National Federation of Music Societies) Registered Charity No. 1106962


Thursday 7 May 2020, 7.30pm

MA Concert

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester
Come for a taste of the final year MA Music Performance students’ final recitals as they present an evening of music from across styles and genres. Hear instrumentalists and vocalists perform music from classical to contemporary styles in preparation for their final degree recitals. Instruments featured this evening include trumpet, French horn, percussion, voice, and piano.
Admission Free, no need to book.


Wednesday 13 May 2020, 7.30pm

Ashworth & Rattenbury Guitars – “A Shared Resonance”

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester (Sponsored by Funtington Music Group)

Guitarists Jon Rattenbury and Brian Ashworth present a historical journey through the development of the guitar duet, focusing on original works composed for two guitars. They will play duets from across three centuries, from the Baroque to modern times. Music by a wide range of composers including Sor, Castelnuovo- Tedesco, Duarte and 21st century guitar duets by Sussex composers.
Tickets: £15 on the door or pre-booked on 01243 378900. No charge for University of Chichester Staff or Students


Friday 15 - Thursday 21 May 2020

A Man of No Importance

• Fri 15th, 7.30pm: Regis Centre, Bognor Regis
• Sat 16th, 2.30pm & 7.30pm: Regis Centre, Bognor Regis
• Sun 17th, 7.30pm: Brighton Fringe Festival, Blatchington Mill Theatre, Hove
• Thurs 21st, 7.30pm: Newbury Spring Festival, Corn Exchange Theatre, Newbury

A compelling mixture of Ahrens and Flaherty’s musical genius delivered by one of the finest company of young performers on the circuit of an awardwinning story of family, friendship and acceptance in 1960s Dublin. Winner of the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, A Man of No Importance is the second successful collaboration by the team of Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, all of whom won Tony Awards for Ragtime.
Alfie Byrne is a bus driver in 1960s Dublin whose heart holds secrets that he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. When he attempts to put on an amateur production of Wilde's Salome in the local church hall, he confronts the forces of bigotry and shame over his natural love. What could possibly be left in his life that would bring his friends back to his side? A Man of No Importance is a rare gem in the canon of musical theatre, one that combines the depth and drama of a play with the lyricism and comedy of a musical. A tender and beautifully woven tale of love, friendship and coming to terms with who we are that has inspired audiences. It may be your most importance night out of the year!
University of Chichester Conservatoire’s Triple Threat Festival Company’s production at Newbury Spring Festival also has the accolade of being sponsored by Claude-Michel Schonberg.
Director Miranda Kingsley, Musical Director Stuart Hutchinson, Choreographer Wendy White and Design by Ryan Dawson-Laight bring the same panache as they did to their  previous sensational Ahrens and Flaherty production Lucky Stiff.

Tickets: £14, £12 (Concessions), £8 (NUS), £5 (School, Youth and Care Home groups, 10 or more attending).
Book Online at:
• www.alexandratheatre.co.uk
• www.brightonfringe.org
• www.newburyspringfestival.org.uk


Wednesday 20 – Friday 22 May, 7.30pm, Thursday 21 May, 2.30pm

Stepping Out

New Theatre Royal, 20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth PO1 2DD

The Musical Theatre Joint Route students are proud to present Stepping Out. Dust of those tap shoes and Join Mavis and an unlikely group of adult tappers as acclaimed British playwright Richard Harris takes us on an evening of Laughter, Love & Friendship. The Play revolves around Mavis a former chorus girl that attempts to teach a group of amateurs from all walks of life to tap dance, at the run-down church hall in North London. However, before the preparation for the upcoming recital can commence Mavis finds herself mediating the quarrels that ensue between this motely but lovable crew. Despite the students at first treating the classes as social occasions, and showing little coordination, they later develop a level of skill and go on to triumph! This amateur production of “Stepping Out” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company.
Tickets: Band A: £16, Band B: £14, Band C: £12, Under 25’s and Friends of New Theatre Royal: £10, University of Chichester code £8. Book Online at https://www.newtheatreroyal.com/whats-on/ or call the Box Office on 023 9264 9000.


Thursday 21 May 2020, 9.30am – 3.00pm

Special Education Conference

Creating a space to talk about equity and inclusion for pupils with SEND and their identities. An essential conference for school/college leaders, SENCOs and professionals working in education, health and social care who want to make a difference for those they work with.

Keynote: Professor Sally Tomlinson

Cost: £150 (£30 student concession). Includes lunch.

To book or for further information email Conference Administrator, Sharon Robinson: SSENCOT@chi.ac.uk


June


Wednesday 3 June 2020, 7.30pm

ECCO: Encore Chichester Community Orchestra

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester
ECCO is the Encore Chichester Community Orchestra led by Professor Laura Ritchie and comprised of enthusiastic players from across our local community. Join us for an evening of music including the 1812 Overture and Symphony 1 by Florence Price, the first black female composer to have her work played by a major symphony orchestra.
Tickets: £3, University of Chichester students and staff are free. Please present your student or staff card at the door.
To book please phone the Ticket Source Box Office 0333 666 3366. Please note a standard postage rate of £1.50 will apply for telephone bookings.


Saturday 6 June 2020, 7.30pm

The Sleepy Lagoon Orchestra Swing

St James Concert and Assembly Hall, College Street, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 2NZ

Breakaway on a Saturday night to Come Along and Listen to… us Strike Up the Band with Dance Tunes from the 20s to 50s that will get your Happy Feet tapping.
For ticket information please visit https://stjames.gg/event-directory/.


Sunday 7 June 2020, 11am

The Sleepy Lagoon Orchestra

Candie Gardens, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1DA
Sponsored by St Peter Port Town Centre Partnership
The Sleepy Lagoon Orchestra bring a taste of the 30’s and 40’s to the Candie Gardens in a concert of popular dance music.
Admission Free, no need to book


Sunday 7 June 2020, 3pm

The Sleepy Lagoon Orchestra

Candie Gardens, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1DA
Sponsored by St Peter Port Town Centre Partnership
The Sleepy Lagoon Orchestra bring a taste of the 30’s and 40’s to the Candie Gardens in a concert of popular dance music.
Admission Free, no need to book.


Wednesday 10 June 2020, 7.30pm

Summer Buffet Concert – Erin Alexander (soprano) and Nick Miller (piano)

The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester (Sponsored by Funtington Music Group)

This year’s Summer Buffet Concert will be a special event, with the return of Chichester University graduate and Awardwinning soprano Erin Alexander, and pianist Nick Miller, presenting On a High Note, the story of soprano Graziella Sciutti. The singer was a contemporary of Maria Callas, and helped pioneer the movement of opera singers becoming actors. Erin will sing the arias by Mozart, Verdi, and Rossini which made Sciutti’s career. Erin Alexander has recently finished studying on a full scholarship at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini. Whilst there she performed the roles of Despina (Cosi fan Tutte) and Rosina (Il Barbiere di Seviglia).
Tickets: £15 pre-booked only on 01243 378900. No charge for University of Chichester Staff and Students. A supplement of £15 is payable for the buffet.


Monday 15 – Thursday 18 June 2020

Iris Murdoch Summer School: Iris Murdoch and London

Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

Full details at https://www.chi.ac.uk/humanities/public-humanities/literary-and-cultural-narrative/iris-murdoch-research-centre/events.


Thursday 18 - Saturday 20 June, 7.30pm Saturday 20 June, 2.30pm

Marriage A La Mode: A New Musical

The Assembly Theatre, Bognor Regis Campus, University of Chichester

The Musical Theatre Performance Company is very proud to present the World Premiere of this brand-new British Musical as the fourth instalment of the New Musical – Summer Project. Brought to you by the same team that produced The Addams Family, Jekyll & Hyde and the World Premiere of The Stationmaster in their 2018/19 season. Should one marry for money or for love? Posh (but poor) Percy and rich (but common) Cecilia are forced to wed by their parents. And soon wind up dead. Gin soaked, syphilis riddled 18th century London meets ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ in Marriage A La Mode, a witty new musical inspired by Hogarth’s legendary paintings. Real-life history echoes today’s selfobsessed society in this comic – yet cautionary – tale, set to a soaring musical score.
Marriage A La Mode: A New Musical. Inspired by the paintings of William Hogarth. Book and Lyrics by Victoria Saxton. Music by Charles Miller This production is brought to you by Andrew Wright and the University of Chichester, by kind permission of Charles Miller and Victoria Saxton.
Tickets: £14, £12 (Concessions), £8 (NUS/U16s).
To book please phone the Ticket Source Box Office 0333 666 3366. Please note a standard postage rate of £1.50 will apply for telephone bookings.
 


Friday 19 - Saturday 20 June, 7.30pm, Sunday 21 June, 2.30pm

Godspell

The Musical Theatre Joint Route students are very proud to present the hugely successful rock opera Godspell, the firstmusic offering from renowned composer Steven Schwartz (Wicked, Children of Aden, Pippin.) Godspell follows the story of an eccentric group of players that assist Jesus in teaching his lessons in a new age through parables, games, music and general tomfoolery. Featuring an eclectic blend of musical styles from pop to vaudeville. This thought-provoking, fast-paced show, beautifully encapsulates the messages of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew. Boasting a score of well know and charttopping songs Day By Day and Prepare ye the way of the Lord and book by visionary playwright John-Michael Teblak. Godspell is a sensational show that continues to reach out to audiences of all ages.
Conceived and Originally Directed by JOHN-MICHAEL TEBELAK. Music and New Lyrics by STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, Originally Produced on the New York Stage by EDGAR LANSBURY/STUART,  DUNCAN/JOSEPH BERUH.
This amateur production of “Godspell” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD, a Concord Theatricals Company.
Tickets: Band A: £16, Band B: £14, Band C: £12, Under 25’s and Friends of New Theatre Royal: £10, University of Chichester code £8. Book Online at https://www.newtheatreroyal.com/whats-on/ or call the Box Office on 023 9264 9000.


July


Friday 3 July 2020, 6pm

Debut: A Graduate Showcase

The Bridewell Theatre, 14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ

The Musical Theatre Performance Company is very proud to present their annual graduate showcase in London again this year. Having enjoy three successful productions at The Electric Theatre in Guildford, our students performed in London for the first time in 2019 and the response was overwhelmingly positive with a large number of our graduates gaining representation as a result of the showcase.
Debut 2020: A showcase presented by the graduating students from the BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance programme. We would be delighted if you were able to join us as our graduates introduce themselves to the industry in this unique, one-off performance at The Bridewell Theatre, London on Friday 3rd July at 6pm.
DEBUT is Produced by Course Leader Andrew Wright, Directed by Jamie Aspden with Musical Direction from Joshua Winstone and Choreography by Drew Varley.
Tickets: £15, £12 (Concessions), £8 (NUS/U16’s).
To book please phone the Ticket Source Box Office 0333 666 3366. Please note a standard postage rate of £1.50 will apply for telephone bookings.
 


Sunday 12 July 2020, 12noon - 4pm

The Great Gatsby Fair

The Metropole Lawns, Bexhill East Sussex TN40 1DP
Sponsored by Bentley Fairs
The Sleepy Lagoon Orchestra make a return visit to the Great Gatsby Fair performing music from the 1920s to 1930s written for dancing!
For ticket information please visit www.bentleyfairs.co.uk.

 


August


Thursday 13 August 2020, 12noon - 4pm

Big Band Sound Concert

Eastbourne Band Stand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD

The Sleepy Lagoon Orchestra perform a selection of music from 20’s to 60’s from the classic dance band era.
For ticket information please visit www.eastbournebandstand.co.uk.


Friday 21 August 2020, 7.30pm

Hove Lawns, Kingsway, Hove Brighton BN3 2FR
Sponsored by Bentley Fairs.
Dance the evening way to The Sleepy Lagoon Orchestra as they play songs and Dance from 1920’s and 1930’s from the Charleston to the Breakaway.
For ticket information please visit www.bentleyfairs.co.uk.


October


Undergraduate Graduation Ceremonies -  24 - 28 August 2020

Postgraduate Graduation Ceremonies  - 22 and 23 October 2020

Please visit our Graduation page for more details.