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If you love songs from the musicals then you’ll be in Musical Theatre heaven this week with the launch of ENCORE RADIO, a brand new 24-hour 7-day-a-week radio station playing hits from musicals and films.

ENCORE RADIO launched at 1.00pm on Monday 24 October 2016, presenting a mix of West End and Broadway favourites from shows loved by millions of theatregoers across the UK.

Encore Radio will be available 3 ways:
Through its free app for tablet, iphone and android smartphones; Online via;
On DAB digital radio across London and the South East.

But it’s not just wall to wall music, ENCORE RADIO will also provide all the showbiz news, weather and other features listeners expect from their favourite radio station, together with a host of well known presenters, including “Hollyoaks”, Blue and West End Star Duncan James, national radio name Jamie Crick, who had a 20-year career as one of Classic FM’s best-known
presenters, and TV and radio personality Liz Wickham.

Among the thousands of tracks on the station play list, which will be changed monthly, will be current West End shows such as the long running hits “Les Miserables” and “The Phantom of the Opera” alongside more recent smash hits “Aladdin”, “Matilda” and “Wicked” and the soon to arrive in the West End “Hamilton”. Plus firm favourites from the past such as “Singing in the Rain” and “West Side Story”.

Backed by major radio group UKRD, which owns and operates 14 local commercial radio stations with a further 8 services delivered via DAB, the station will have studios in London and Guildford. Its weekly schedule includes several stand alone programmes featuring in-depth interviews with West End stars, broadcasts from opening nights and backstage news and gossip and reviews of the reviews of the shows.

If you’re a Musical Theatre fan you can’t afford not to tune in each day. ENCORE RADIO will become the no1 destination for theatre lovers and people who enjoy music from the stage and films.

Saturday 29th October 2016

Tea Break Theatre present:

The Case of the Missing Monsters

Dorich House Museum, London,
SW15 3RN

The candles are lit, the lights are low and Dorich House's resident librarian is ready to tell a spooky Hallowe'en story. There is only one problem – the monsters have escaped from their books! Join Mildred McDougall in her hunt around the beautiful Dorich House to recapture these Hallowe’en spooks before the witching hour!

An immersive Hallowe'en experience for all the family as part of the Museum Lates Season.

Age range: 3+

Performance Times:
5.30pm and 7.30pm
Runs 1 hour approximately

Ticket Prices:
All seats: £8 (£6 concessions)

Box Office:

Tuesday 11th October to Saturday 29th October 2016

Fat Rascal Theatre in association with The Drayton Arms presents

BUZZ: A New Musical

The Drayton Arms Theatre, 153 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 0LJ

BUZZ is a hilarious, brutally honest musical story of a singleton’s quest to fall back in love with herself. Join us as we finally uncover the untold struggle for women’s independence throughout the ages. Bridget Jones meets the Book of Mormon.

BUZZ is a feminist production proudly celebrating women’s independence. This is not your average musical. With a cast of 9 recently graduated actor musicians, Fat Rascal transports the audience from the cave women of the Stone Age to Victorian London’s Hysteria Pandemic, from Cleopatra’s Egypt to the Land Girls of World War II. BUZZ is a fun approach to feminism, a comedy with a message aiming to liberate young women and open conversations about taboo subjects.

Fat Rascal Theatre is a fresh new company from this year’s East 15 Acting School graduates. They are bold, cheeky and brash, using music and comedy to educate and empower. After a sell-out Edinburgh Festival run, Robyn Grant (Book and Lyrics) and James Ringer-Beck (Music) are thrilled to be bringing Buzz to this wonderful theatre in South Kensington for an all inclusive three week run. Winning The Drayton Arms’ Eddies has given them the chance to develop the show further with Taylor Danson and Freya Espie (Directors) and Matthew Ives and Allie Munro (Choreographers), and a cast which includes Taylor Danson and Adam Napier (Peter Pan, Regents Park Open Air Theatre). It has given them an opportunity so desired by all young theatre companies: to create brave new work in a financially safe and supportive space.

Suitable for ages 16+ (contains strong language, partial nudity and scenes of a sexual nature)


Performance Times:
Tuesday to Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 3pm and 8pm

Ticket Prices:
All seats: £14 (£10 concessions)

Box Office:
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Monday 14th November to Saturday 3rd December 2016
At secret locations in South London

Teatro Vivo, in association with the Albany, present:


The Residents

A site-specific ghost story staged in homes across South London
directed by Sophie Austin


As the dark winter nights draw in, Teatro Vivo is inviting audiences to their most intimate show yet: a house viewing with a difference.

After staging Shakespeare in Sainsbury’s supermarkets, Mother Courage in an old weapons factory and The Odyssey on the streets of Deptford, where they performed everywhere from tattoo parlours to pubs, the acclaimed company who have a reputation for staging “theatre where you least expect it” will be inhabiting a different secret south London home each week.


In The Residents the audience, of up to 30 people a time, will become house hunters.  They will be told their appointment time and the nearest train station, but will not be given the exact location until the day of the show.


After meeting estate agent, Amelia Spoke, they will enter the property and hear previous inhabitant’s stories, discovering how disturbing echoes of a places past can be felt in the present.


From a murderess who disposes of her husband, to the bizarre tale of a man who woke up one morning transformed into a beetle, and a carer who is badly in need of care herself, the audience will experience the perturbing tales of those who have resided there before.


Each location will incorporate echoes of its history through the voices and sounds of the real-life neighbours.


With the help of an immersive soundscape, a tapestry of stories will emerge allowing the bricks and mortar currently standing on the space to tell their story.


Inspired by the latest discoveries in gravitational wave technology, that open up the possibilities of multiple universes, new ways at looking at time and how the past and future collide together, The Residents will encourage the audience to consider who came before and what they may leave after they have gone.


Monday to Friday at 7.30pm
 Saturday at 3.30pm, 6.30pm and 8.30pm

£14 (£10 concessions)

 Box Office:
phone: 020 8692 4446

24th November until 22nd December 2016
Gary's Warehouse, The Bottle Shop, 128 Druid Street, Bermondsey, London SE1 2HH


After a sell-out run last year, The Night Before Christmas is coming back to Bermondsey!

An (anti)Christmas Night Out With a Difference! Following an extremely successful run last year, Different Breed Theatre are bringing back their production of Anthony Neilson’s dark Christmas comedy, The Night Before Christmas, for a longer run and with some new developments.

Presented once again in Gary's Warehouse in Bermondsey and watch an elf (well...he says he's an elf) will once again have to talk his way out of a hostage situation.

The cast of West End actors includes Timothy O’Hara straight from 11 months as Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap; Michelle Luther who was nominated for Best Actress in the Off West End Awards for her recent performance in Dreamplay at The Vaults; Chris Harper who played Benedick in last year’s Globe production of Much Ado about Nothing; and Glenn Hanning who performed in Edward Bond’s Dea at the Secombe Centre this summer.

Last year Melanie Hill (Cathy Matthews from Coronation Street) said of the show, “It was so fecking good it laddered my Christmas stockings...!”

Our (slightly pervy) Santa will be in his Grotty Hole giving out some fairly questionable gifts to those brave enough to sit on his knee! There will be rude Christmas cards on sale. On the Saturday nights there will be stand-up comedy after the play. There will be beer from local breweries and delicious alternative Jamaican Christmas food from Arawak Catering.

Fun for grownups* (15+) this is perfect for: Christmas Parties, Lonely Evenings for One, A Chilled Night Out, or even A Festive Tinder/Grindr Date Night with a Difference.

*some reasonably placed swearing and sexual language where necessary.

Cast/Creatives: Chris Harper – Simon; Timothy O’Hara – Gary; Michelle Luther – Cherry; Glenn Hanning – Elf.
Director: Sarah Henley

Public nights: 26 November; 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22 December 2016
Corporate nights: 24, 25 November; 1, 2, 6, 8, 13, 15, 16 December 2016

Public nights: £20 (£15 concessions)
Corporate nights: from £85 - see website for details.

 Box Office:

From 18th to 31st October 2016
Sutton House, 2 Homerton High Street, Hackney, E9 6JQ

Tea Break Theatre proudly presents…

In association with The National Trust’s Sutton House

They say it’s a legend. They think it’s a joke. A conspiracy.
And yet.

In the depths of Tudor Sutton House something is stirring…
Tea Break Theatre invite you on a journey into Bram Stoker's Dracula, to discover a legacy
of blood that stretches through the ages. A night of exploration, intrigue and horror
delivered in Tea Break Theatre's signature style. Join us on an immersive, visceral
Hallowe’en experience that will transport you back in time and bring you face to face with
your darkest nightmares. The story you thought you knew, stripped bare.
The night will include access to a special Hallowe'en themed bar.


Web:; Twitter:@teabreaktheatre; Facebook:/teabreaktheatre.

18th to 31st October 2016 (not 20th, 24th, 29th), at 7:30pm

£15 (£13 concessions)

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Interactive Theatre International presents:


This immersive comedy by the producers of 'Faulty Towers The Dining Experience' returns to Covent Garden’s
Kingsway Hall Hotel from
1st October until 17th December 2016

They may share the names of the world’s most famous couple, but this Will & Kate are far from royal!
Their dream was for a small intimate wedding, but with everyone else planning exactly the opposite, the couple eloped. Now it’s the date of their original wedding day and they’re back for the big reception – the one that neither of them wanted in the first place. What could possibly go wrong??!! Join the party. It’s a roller-coaster journey full of fun, frolics and more than a few surprises.

Fully immersive and highly improvised, the show features four award-winning actors playing multiple roles, performing around and with the audience as they join The Wedding Reception. There’s a 3-course meal, too – and cake!

Rated PG (occasional strong language and sexual innuendo)

Kingsway Hall Hotel, 66 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5BX
Times: Fridays and Saturdays. Doors open 7pm. Show starts 7:30pm (two hours).
Tickets: £43 (£38 concessions) – all tickets include a three-course meal (cake for dessert; special diets catered).
Bookings & show info: / 0845 154 4145 / info (put the @ symbol here)

Film of the party!

Facebook: /theweddingreceptionshow
Twitter: @theweddingrecep
Venue website:

Wednesday 23rd November 2016 until Saturday 7th January 2017
Press Night: Thursday 29th September 2016

Chickenshed present the World Premiere of a brand new musical:

Adventure to Oz
by Lou Stein

This Christmas we will be presenting a world premiere of a fantastical new musical, based on the much-loved and wonderful Oz stories of L. Frank Baum - Adventure to Oz! The show will be a mammoth undertaking and a true theatrical spectacle, created by our new Artistic Director, Lou Stein – and we absolutely cannot wait to share it with audiences!

In this dazzling production, we will encounter familiar characters such as Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man, and we will be introduced to new loveable and memorable characters such as the incredible Patchwork Girl and Ojo the Unlucky Munchkin. We will travel along the famous Yellow Brick Road with a brave band of friends on a quest to release Ojo’s Uncle from an enchantment that has turned him to stone.

Our huge and diverse cast continually wows and entrances audiences and includes hundreds of children, young people and adults all working together to create a theatrical extravaganza.

The production will brilliantly demonstrate our continued desire to reflect and include our entire community.

This will be a show of incredible scale – if you’ve seen a Chickenshed Christmas show before, expect to be even more dazzled and amazed. And if you’ve never seen a Chickenshed Christmas show, then what are you waiting for? Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Chickenshed for an unforgettable theatrical experience this Christmas!

Chickenshed Theatre,
Chase Side, Southgate, London N14 4PE

Times and Dates:
Wed 23 Nov at 1pm, 7pm, Thurs 24 Nov at 1pm, 7pm, Fri 25 Nov at 1pm, 7pm, Sat 26 Nov at 3pm, 7pm, Mon 28 Nov at 1pm, Tues 29 Nov at 1pm, Wed 30 Nov at 1pm.
Thurs 1 Dec at 12pm, 7pm, Fri 2 Dec at 1pm, 7.30pm, Sat 3 Dec at 3pm, 7.30pm, Mon 5 Dec at 12pm, Tues 6 Dec at 1pm, Wed 7 Dec at 1pm, Thurs 8 Dec at 12pm, 7pm, Fri 9 Dec at 12pm, 7.30pm, Sat 10 Dec at 3pm, 7.30pm, Sun 11 Dec at 1.30pm, 5.30pm, Wed 14 Dec at 12pm, 7pm, Thurs 15 Dec at 1pm, 7pm, Fri 16 Dec at 12pm, 7.30pm, Sat 17 Dec at 3pm, 7.30pm, Sun 18 Dec at 1.30pm, 5.30pm, Mon 19 Dec at 7pm, Tues 20 Dec at 7pm, Wed 21 Dec at 7pm, Thurs 22 Dec at 3pm, 7pm, Fri 23 Dec at 1.30pm, 5.30pm, Tues 27 Dec at 3pm, 7pm, Wed 28 Dec at 3pm, 7pm, Thurs 29 Dec at 3pm, 7pm, Fri 30 Dec at 1.30pm, 5.30pm.
Tues 3 Jan at 7pm, Wed 4 Jan at 7pm, Thurs 5 Jan at 7pm, Fri 6 Jan at 7.30pm, Sat 7 at 3pm, 7.30pm.

Captioned: Mon 5 Dec at 12pm, Fri 9 Dec at 7pm, Sat 10 Dec at 3pm & 7.30pm, Fri 16 Dec at 7.30pm.
Audio Described: Fri 16 Dec at 12pm, Sun 18 Dec at 1.30pm, Tue 20 Dec at 7pm, Fri 23 Dec at 1.30pm, Fri 30 Dec at 1.30pm.
Sign Language is integrated into all performances.

Previews £10 / £5 concessions.
Standard £20 / £15 concessions / £14 Gallery
Peak £22.50 / £17.50 concessions / £15 Gallery
Schools performances Previews £10 / Standard £11.50

 Box Office:
phone: 020 8292 9222,
email: bookings (at)


Saturday 5th November 2016

A Winter's Tales

Cosy up at Chickenshed with an entertaining outing for all the family to enjoy Tales from the Shed performances and interactive workshops around the theatre, whether you’re familiar with the Tales world or coming along for the first time.

Music, dance, storytelling and games with Lion Down, The Thing That Goes Blurgh and many other much loved Tales characters will warm you up a treat!

For ages 0 to 6 years old.

Chickenshed Theatre,
290 Chase Side, Southgate, London, N14 4PE

10am to 12pm
2.30pm to 4.30pm

Free to babies under 6mths

 Box Office:
phone: 020 8292 9222,
email: bookings (at)

The Daniel and Laura Curtis double disc Broadway and West End album will be released on October 24th 2016

An array of Broadway and West End names will feature on the album. These include Melinda Doolittle (American Idol), Jason Forbach (Les Miserables), Kara Lily Hayworth (Zyrah Rose), Arielle Jacobs (Aladdin, Wicked), Rachel John (Memphis, The Bodyguard), Rebecca Luker (Fun Home, Cinderella) and Natalie Weiss (Les Misérables).

The double disc album is available for pre-order from today. To celebrate the launch Daniel and Laura will be offering signed copies to all those who pre-order through their website

The album will become available to pre-order from iTunes and Amazon Mp3 in September and will be released on October 24th 2016.



Until Sunday 8th January 2017
Good’s Way, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4UR

This Olivier and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical continues to play in London following a critically acclaimed sell-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2014.



Initially booked for a limited 4 week run, 3 Olivier Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights has extended its run at King’s Cross Theatre for a fourth time, until its final performance on Sunday 8th January 2017.

In The Heights is an uplifting and exhilarating journey into Washington Heights, one of Manhattan's most vibrant communities – a place where the coffee is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggle can be deciding which traditions to take with you, and which ones to leave behind. With a gripping story and unforgettable Latin and hip-hop infused score, In The Heights is a ground-breaking contemporary musical about what it takes to make a living, what it costs to have a dream, and what it means to be home.

King’s Cross Theatre is a brand new purpose built theatre at King’s Cross Station.

A late night bar is open to coincide with performances of In The Heights.
Opening an hour before every performance until late, with live music and DJs after certain performances.

Twitter: @InTheHeightsLDN

Performances: Monday Thursday Friday 8pm, Tuesday 3pm and 8pm, Saturday 8.30pm, Sunday 6pm.

Tickets: From £22.50 (with a guaranteed selection of £15 tickets per performance for Under 25s)

Box Office: 0844 815 7131 /

(Photo credit: top: Robert Workman, below: Sam Mackay as Usnavi and cast, by Johan Persson)


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