|Oddsocks The WInd In The Willows|
- Oddsocks Productions return at Christmas this year with their pantomime take on the classic children’s novel The Wind in the Willows. Join Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad as they adventure along the riverbank…oh yes they do!
- A big offerring for little ones this season with the puppets of the Pied Piper, Gruffalo creators Tall Stories with Emily Brown & the Thing, Clydebuilt Puppets’ Rapunzel, Once in a Blue Moon from Wriggle Dance and QHA’s own production of In a Nutshell.
|Thirsty from Paper Birds|
- Great Drama Offer: Buy 2 shows get 1 free in a Great Drama Offer. Choose from MONEY the game show (featuring £10,000 in real pound coins!), We’re Not Going Back from Red Ladder, David Almond’s Heaven Eyes from Hexham’s own Théâtre Sans Frontières, John Godber’s Bouncers, Thirsty from Paper Birds and Not About Heroes explores WW1 poets Wilfred Owen & Siegfried Sasson.
- BITESIZE drama is a great way to enjoy great new short plays with great new food from the Little Angel Café. Watch out for Sounds and Guts from Tender Buttons and QHA’s own production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Haunting Julia. A £12.50 ticket covers the show, accompanying food and a drink.
- BBC Radio Newcastle presenter and one of the north east’s favourite comedienne’s Sue Sweeney presents a night of rib tickling laughter when she’s Live and Unleashed.
- Exhibitions at Queen's Hall Arts have a local flavour this season with exhibitions from Helen Pailing who has been Artist in residence at VARC in Tarset, and from photographer Iain Duncan who explores the ecosystem of lichen on Hadrian’s Wall. The venue will also host two new digital exhibitions; Sprite Symphony featuring musical fairies in jam jars and artist Lucy Pawlak who uses streaming technologies to create moving images and live performances.
|The Simon & Garfunkel Story|
- The Simon & Garfunkel Story, Classic Clapton, Counterfeit Sixties and Buddy Holly & the Cricketers are appearing throughout the season with their own tributes to these legends.
|Beauty & the Beast|
- In October sees the return of Young Opera Venture with their acclaimed production of Mozart’s great final masterpiece, the Magic Flute. In October Ballet Cymru arrive with their sparkling and refreshing ballet Beauty & the Beast.
- Hexham Film Club is showing Nebraska in September, Plein Soleil (the original Talented Mr Ripley film) and the modern day Irish musical film Once. The season rounds off with two classic films from the 60s and 50s, Dr Zhivago and White Christmas.
- There is a talk from local historian Stan Beckensall on the special places of Northumberland, a book launch from ex-SAS turned author Chris Ryan and a lecture by South African Rob Caskie on the Anglo- Zulu war (made famous by the Michael Caine film Zulu).
- Add in performances from Hexham Amateur Stagec Society, Queen’s Hall Theatre Club with Blackadder Goes Forth, Paul Edis Sextet at Jazz in the Café and performances in the Hexham & District Music Society from Wu String Quartet, Aurora Wind Quintet and Renaissance … and much more, and what you get is another full and action packed season of the best in theatre and arts.