The Hawth, Crawley


the Hawth, Crawley

Some autumn highlights

Mon 15th November sees folk legend Martin Carthy performing in the Studio at the Hawth. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene but also far beyond it. His settings of traditional songs with guitar have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. He was awarded an MBE in 1998 and was named Folk Singer of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2002, and again in 2005 when he also won the award for Best Traditional Track for Famous Flower of Serving-Men. In 2014 he was awarded the Lifetime achievement award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

English Youth Ballet perform The Nutcracker

19th and 20th November sees the English Youth Ballet perform The Nutcracker in the Theatre. This is a dazzling, colourful and appealing interpretation of the famous Nutcracker ballet, featuring an impressive cast of sixty-five young dancers. Through Clara’s love the Wooden Nutcracker Christmas present is transformed into the Nutcracker Prince. After the battle of Mice and Soldiers he takes her on a magical journey through the Land of Snow into the Kingdom of Sweets to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy.

On 1st December Dyad Productions present Christmas Gothic in the Studio (see picture at top of page). This dark celebration of Christmas is adapted and performed by Rebecca Vaughan.

Come in from the cold and enter into the Christmas spirit as a dark and spectral woman tells haunting tales of the festive season, lighting a candle to the frailties of human nature and illuminating the cold and chilling depths of the bleak, wintry dark… Dyad Productions resurrects a Victorian tradition by presenting three seasonal tales of terror to scintillate the gooseflesh for dark Christmas nights.

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