The new summer season at The Lights in Andover is guaranteed to help the sun shine this summer, with a range of shows to satisfy everyone.
Brimming with comedy, music, dance, theatre and children’s shows and workshops, The Lights is bursting at the seams with talent over the summer months. It is also the season that the venue plays host to productions from local creative companies and schools, proving that the road to stardom starts at home!
For those looking for a show to make them laugh out loud there are a host of top name comedians to choose from: Reginald D Hunter making his debut appearance at the venue with a preview of Facing the Beast; another new face when Ivo Graham brings his Motion Sickness Tour; venue favourite, Shappi Khorsandi; Mark Watson and the evergreen Jethro.
For something more theatrical why not experience fast paced farce with The Hound of the Baskervilles in May or Crimes on the Coast in September, inspired by Agatha Christie, Hitchcock and film noir.
Music is always a must too at the venue, with lots of original music from Larry Garner and the Norman Beaker Band, Gentlemen of Few and Thunderbridge Bluegrass Boys – folk, blue grass and blues live and local. Not forgetting the tribute shows and big sounds from some of the greats including Hazel O’Connor, Desperado, Halfway to Paradise, and for the first time, He Writes the Songs – The Barry Manilow Songbook, Totally Toto and The Nat King Cole Songbook.
Not forgetting fantastic family theatre with Bird’s Nest Billy for all the family at Easter, as well as a generous sprinkle of children’s holiday workshops for May half term and the summer holidays, then the programme is complete!
There really is something for everyone to enjoy and experience at The Lights, whether you are a regular supporter or being tempted for the first time. Don’t forget that the venue is also supported by The Arena Café and Bar to enjoy a pre-show or interval drink, or just to pop in for a coffee and cake during the day with friends.
The Lights is more than just a theatre, it is a community hub for arts and entertainment in Test Valley. Why not come and see for yourself?