Captivating summer shows to bring the sun to Andover

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THE new summer season of The Lights in Andover is guaranteed to make the sun shine this summer, with a palette of shows to satisfy everyone.

Brimming with comedy, music, theater and children’s shows, The Lights is brimming with talent during the summer months. This is also the season when the venue hosts productions from creative companies and local schools, proving that the path to stardom begins at home.

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For those looking for a show to make them laugh out loud, there’s a host of big-name comedians to choose from: Shaparak Khorsandi with IT was the 90s – the decade when there was nothing else to do than party; Richard Digance, comedian and songwriter and BAFTA-nominated artist; Larry Dean with his Fudnut Tour and the welcome return of Rich Hall with his Hoedown Deluxe – the musical and comedic locomotion continues.

For something more theatrical, why not enjoy a haunting and moving love story from Peter Pan creator, JM Barrie with the story of Mary Rose or the classic, Great Expectations from perennial favorites, Hotbuckle Theatre.

Music is always a must on site, with lots of original music from True Strays, with their mix of American rock and blues, or for something completely different, Tango Calor – an exciting trio that will take you on a journey from the night clubs from Buenos Aires to the salons of Paris with their contemporary tango music. Not to mention tribute shows and big sounds from some of the greats, including Talon, Cloudbusting and Dirty DC.

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The little ones haven’t been forgotten either, with children’s theater -Little Grimm Tales, Dustbin Doris and a panto that isn’t Christmas with Alice in Wonderland in June.

For the full program and more information on the shows taking place this year and next at The Lights, visit: www.thelights.org.uk.

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