Plan your cultural events across the island during July, from theatre and film to music and comedy.
PwC Young Musician of the Year Winner’s Recital 2012
: this year’s winner, Krystian Lamb will be supported in this concert by the Jersey Youth Choir and the Jersey Youth Chamber Orchestra. Free admission!
(Jersey Arts Centre, 1st July, 7pm)
Two Pianos and a Few Extra Hands
: four young pianists come together as a quartet to bring an exciting and entertaining mix of performances, a one-of-a kind concert in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust – not to be missed!
(Jersey Arts Centre, 2nd July, 7:30pm)
: Welsh pianist, an excellent soloist, accompanist and chamber musician will perform Beethoven Piano Sonatas: Op.109, Op.110, Op.111
(Jersey Arts Centre, 3rd July, 8pm)
Westlife – The Farewell Concert
Harlem Street Singer
: film telling the story of Reverend Gary Davis, blind street musician and itinerant preacher who rose out of poverty to become celebrated as an American ragtime, blues and gospel guitarist. Part of the Robert Tilling Series.
(Jersey Arts Centre, 5th July, 8pm)
A Celebration of the Life of Robert Tilling with Roy Book Binder and Woody Man
: Roy Book Binder is a genuine example of a travelling blues man that began in the 1920s; he is now recognised worldwide with a style of his own. Woody Mann – a dedicated performer, recording artist and teacher was originally inspired by his early mentor Reverend Gary Davis. Part of the Robert Tilling series.
(Jersey Arts Centre, 6th to 7th July, 8pm)
NT Live: Frankenstein
(encore screening): a new play by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley. Thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.
(Jersey Opera House, 7th July, 7pm)
(by Plautus, adapted by Jason Kenyon): Roman comedy, originally produced over 2000 years ago. Calidorus is in love with the girl next door. Unfortunately, the girl of his dreams is a Courtesan and, to make matters worse, she’s just been sold to a Macedonian Captain who is coming to collect her in the next few hours. It’s up to loyal slave Pseudolus to come up with a plan to unite the lovers and deprive the depraved Macedonian of his prize. Suitable for 16 years +
(Jersey Arts Centre, 11th to 14th July, 8pm)
The ELO Experience
: The Electric Light Orchestra greatest hits tour performed by world-leading tribute The ELO Experience.
(Jersey Opera House, 14th July, 8pm)
Granny Big Pants
(Junior Drama): Xander and Heather are brother and sister and they love their Granny so, so much. But there’s a problem! Granny lives next door to their school and every morning, during the school break, she hangs out her washing. Xander and Heather don’t like this because Granny has big pants. Big pig pants! Embarrassingly big pig pants. But Xander and Heather have a plan…
(Jersey Arts Centre, 18th to 19th July, 7pm)
Sinatra Through The Years
: Stephen Triffitt is Sinatra… His voice, his moves, his style, his gestures and even his looks; Stephen has made Sinatra his own as he pays homage to the man often hailed as the greatest American singer of 20th-century popular music. ‘Sinatra Through The Years’ is a musical journey showcasing the timeless classics from Sinatra’s early years with Harry James in 1939 to his final live performance in 1995.
(Jersey Opera House, 19th to 21st July, 8pm)
Jersey Academy of Music Students’ Concert
: a wonderful varied evening of music performed by local young musicians studying at the Island’s music academy. The concert features music for piano, strings, wind, brass and percussion, bringing together an entertaining mixture of solo and ensemble performances.
(Jersey Arts Centre, 20th July, 7pm)
: Trying out new material for his forthcoming 2012 UK and Ireland tour….
Having made his debut on BBC 1′s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow in 2009, Kevin Bridges has gone onto host the BAFTA-nominated Live At The Apollo and Channel 4′s Stand-Up For The Week.
He has starred in his own critically acclaimed show Kevin Bridges What’s The Story on BBC 1 and his new DVD Kevin Bridges: The Story Continues… will be recorded in October 2012 at the Glasgow SECC Arena for release in November 2012.
(Jersey Opera House, 24th – 25th July, 8pm)
Motown’s Greatest Hits – How Sweet It Is
: this stunning 100% live show combines first class music together with the slickest choreography, and an amazing band to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best MOTOWN experience you will ever have!
(Jersey Opera House, 26th to 28th July, 8pm)
Winston on the Run
: It’s 1899 and escaped prisoner-of-war Winston Churchill is in a fiendish spot of bother – lost in the African savannah, circled by vultures and wanted ‘Dead or Alive’. This is the rollicking true story of how Britain’s greatest hero defeated the Boers, overcame his demons and grew his first moustache. Directed and co-written by Jersey’s John Walton, this will be the show’s final preview before the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
(Jersey Arts Centre, 28th July, 8pm)
: Times are hard in Much Muddle-On-The Marsh, especially when greedy baker, Pru Blossom, tells the King that her daughter, Daisy, can spin straw into gold. The treasure obsessed royal locks Daisy in the stables, demanding she turn all the straw around her into precious metal. Terrified Daisy has no idea how to complete the task; even Charlie, the handsome stable boy cannot console her…
The Panto Company spins this classic tale into a golden show for children of all ages, filled with clap-a-long songs and amazing audience participation.
(Jersey Opera House, 30th to 31st July)
Oddsocks: Julius Ceasar
: Rome’s creaking coalition is under strain as the nation’s sporting games is held to honour Emperor Caesar. Will the games be an expensive disaster? Will the liberal Senators succeed with their infamous assassination? Find out more when Oddsocks returns for its annual summer performance!
(30th July to 8th August, Open Air at Durell)
Please note: the above is only a broad outline of the cultural events in Jersey in July 2012. For more detailed information about shows or to book tickets, please visit Jersey Opera House .
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