The Harlequin Theatre and Cinema in Redhill is back up to speed with a busy programme of entertainment for autumn 2021.
The venue had to close for much of the pandemic in light of Government restrictions, but owner Reigate & Banstead Borough Council was able to use the building to support the lockdown effort, including as a distribution and support centre for borough residents who were shielding.
Now continuing its return to its normal role, the Harlequin’s autumn schedule features drama, live music, dance, comedy and family shows, along with a sprinkling of magic and nostalgia.
Among the highlights, comedians Andy Hamilton and Milton Jones will be bringing some much-needed hilarity, while live music includes tributes to the Eagles, Beatles, Pink Floyd, Whitney Houston and Simon and Garfunkel.
East Surrey Performing Arts, which the council says always gets “rave reviews”, will put on a run of the classic musical 9 to 5, featuring Dolly Parton’s music.
Ballet will include the Little Mermaid by Chantry Dance, and festive treat the Snow Queen from Ballet Theatre UK.
A long-awaited dose of pantomime fun will return in December with the staging of Aladdin.
And the recently revamped Waller Studio is hosting a range of films and event screenings.
Fresh hot and cold food, and ‘barista’ coffee, is available in the café.
Cllr Kanika Sachdeva, executive member for leisure and culture, said: “There’s nothing quite like the magic of seeing a live show. It’s been heart-warming to see the theatre industry opening up again, and this coming season at the Harlequin promises not to disappoint.
“Why not come and support your local theatre with a pick of great shows, films and event screenings this autumn.”
More details can be found by visiting the Harlequin website, calling the Box Office on 01737 276500, or popping into the venue.
The Harlequin has put in place Covid-19 safety measures. The council says: “You can be confident in the continuing safety measures at the Harlequin, designed to give every customer a safe and enjoyable visit.”