Royal Friends Newsletter 25 June 2014

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ITR 2014 Reopening Season – NOW ON SALE!


As progress continues at a rapid pace on the interior of the ITR, this short burst newsletter to our Royal Friends is one I’ve been looking forward to sending out for over 3 years!! After the announcement of our reopening date earlier this month, we are delighted and excited to advise that the following shows are now on sale as part of our 2014 Reopening Season, if you didn’t know already! It is such a privilege and honour to present to our long patient patrons a varied selection of live performances, the sort of world class entertainment the ITR been always been famous for.

We hope that something here sees you back at the rebuilt, restored and regal Isaac Theatre Royal before the end of the year. Keep your eyes & ears open and ‘like’ Isaac Theatre Royal on Facebook to keep up to date with details of many more announcements of over the months ahead. It’s great to have you back!

Neil Cox – Chief Executive

17 & 18 November – Russian National Dance Show – Kostroma

KostromaPerformed by the world-renowned RUSSIAN NATIONAL DANCE company, ‘KOSTROMA’ is a spectacular and beautiful evocation in dance of ancient Russian culture, uniting centuries of dramatic musical and dance tradition. The premiere performances of ‘KOSTROMA’ were presented in Moscow, London, Paris and Rotterdam, and has been appearing in the Cosmos Concert Hall in Moscow since 2005.

A DAZZLING MASTERPIECE featuring 45 elite dancers, masterly techniques, 600 lavish costumes and over 15 breathtaking scenes, ‘KOSTROMA’, named after an ancient Russian town situated on the banks of the great Volga, takes the audience on a bewitching journey from the Arctic north to the southern Steppes, the peaks of the Caucasus to the depths of Siberia.

In a generous gesture from the promoters, 50% of the proceeds from the Monday 17th November performance will be donated to the ITR’s Earthquake recovery fund. A great reason to be at the very first performance of the 2014 Reopening Season at the ITR.

Buy Tickets to Kostroma

20 – 22 November – Royal NZ Ballet presents The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol

RNZB A Christmas CarolWe are thrilled and proud to have Royal NZ Ballet as a part of the reopening season with The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol accompanied by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. A dazzling retelling of Dickens’ classic yuletide tale, perfect for family celebrations and festive treats. Ebenezer Scrooge lives up to his name until one Christmas Eve he is visited by four ghosts. Following revelations of joy, warmth and life, Scrooge is also shown darkness, despair and sadness until finally his cold heart is restored to goodwill and happiness by the power of Christmas.

This acclaimed production, created for Northern Ballet – a company noted for its strength in storytelling and creating works as appealing to children as they are to adults, now seen for the first time outside the UK, is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic ‘A Christmas Carol’. The setting is picture-perfect Victorian and the staging is lively and vivid. Music for the production was specially created by celebrated film and television composer Carl Davis and includes familiar Christmas carols.

Buy Tickets to Royal NZ Ballet presents The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol

17 & 18 December – The Best of Jethro Tull with Ian Anderson

The Best of Jethro TullDue to overwhelming demand, a second concert has been confirmed for the THE BEST OF JETHRO TULL at the ITR on Wednesday 17 December after the first concert on Thursday 18 December sold out in less than 10 minutes… Tickets to this new show will go on sale tomorrow (Thursday 26 June at 9.00am) via Ticketek and if you missed out on the first one you are urged to act extremely quickly as we were inundated by requests from the band’s fans who missed out! The band agreed to re-route its travels to include this extra date to their first, and very likely last ever visit to Christchurch.

The concerts will be a ‘Best of Jethro Tull’, featuring the band’s greatest hits including Thick As A Brick, Living In The Past, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath, Bouree, the new album Homo Erraticus and many more. The concert is over 2 and a half hours and these shows cap a busy year of touring by the 60-million album selling Grammy award-winning rockers, described in the mid 70’s as the ‘biggest live band in the world’

The concerts will be the first international rock events to be staged at the restored ITR. Do not miss out on one of the greatest progressive rock bands of all time.

Buy Tickets to The Best of Jethro Tull with Ian Anderson

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