Classic ballet treat opens 2009 season

PUBLISHED: 16:38 08 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:09 17 June 2010

Graham Whitlock, the friendly and highly respected manager of the popular Manor Pavilion theatre, Sidmouth, is pleased to announce that the theatre s What s On guide for January - March 2009 is now available, free of charge

Graham Whitlock, the friendly and highly respected manager of the popular Manor Pavilion theatre, Sidmouth, is pleased to announce that the theatre's "What's On" guide for January - March 2009 is now available, free of charge, with information on an exciting three months.

The highly-talented young dancers of Woodbury Dance Studio launch the new season with a classical ballet show entitled Napoli on Saturday January 17 at 7.30pm and Sunday January 18 at 2.30pm.

Mirth, melodrama and mayhem will be provided by the Old Bull and Bush Company at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday, January 24 to present an entirely new programme of the much-loved Let's All Go to the Music Hall!

The amazing Sidmouth Youth Theatre are certain to thrill with a heart-warming and sparkling family musical Scrooge from Tuesday February 2 - Saturday February 7 at 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on the 7th.

Slightly Fat Features are sure to sell out with a special Valentine's Day spectacular Variety by the Sea at 7.30pm.

On Friday, February 20, Devon Baroque presents The Sun King with a wonderful programme of French Baroque inspired by Louis XIV at 7.30pm.

A very different musical treat the following evening, Saturday, February 21, sees Sidmouth Town Band and River City Chorus join forces for one night only at 7.30pm courtesy of Sidmouth Lions Club.

From Tuesday, February 24 - Saturday February 28, Sidmouth Musical Comedy Society break new ground with a magical pantomime version of Peter Pan. Performances start at 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on 28.

On Friday, March 6, Neil Sands presents The Ultimate Juke Box Party at 7.30pm with favourite songs from Abba, Elvis, The Beatles, Queen, Buddy, Meatloaf and Dusty.

Local celebrity Bill Lankester MBE has compiled a new film show Sidmouth: Past and Present which will be hosted by Friends of Kennaway House on Thursday, March 12 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

The following night GB Promotions present AJ's Big Band Classics at 8pm.

From Tuesday March 17 - Saturday 21st, Sidmouth Amateur Dramatic Society presents prolific playwright Alan Aykbourn's Time of my life at 8.pm with a 2.30 matinee on 21st.

Then it is over to youth again for Stagecoach Theatre Arts School's musical romp through history with Nick Perrin's The Keymaster at 7.30pm on Friday, March 27 and 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday, March 28.

As a bonus, we are given advance notice of Sidmouth Arts Club Operatic Society's Thoroughly Modern Millie from Saturday, April 11 - Saturday, April 18.

Hopefully, this has whetted your appetite, so why not call in at the Manor Pavilion 10am-2pm Monday - Saturday or ring the Box Office on 01395 514413 and get your free "What's On" Guide.

Roger Simmonds


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