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KINKY BOOTS
Adelphi Theatre

WRITTEN BY HARVEY FIERSTEIN AND CYNDI LAUPER
DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY JERRY MITCHELL
PREVIEWS FROM 21st AUGUST 2015
PRESS NIGHT 15th SEPTEMBER 2015
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Official UK Website: www.kinkybootsthemusical.co.uk

The UK premiere of Kinky Boots, the feel-good multi award-winning musical, will open in the West End on 15 September at the Adelphi Theatre, with previews from 21 August 2015. With a book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical, and the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.


Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry will portray the central characters Charlie and Lola at the heart of the story, and joining them are Amy Lennox (Lauren), Jamie Baughan (Don), Amy Ross (Nicola) and Michael Hobbs (George).



Inspired by a true story and based on the Miramax film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price who has reluctantly inherited his father’s Northampton shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save the family business from bankruptcy, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discovers that when you change your mind, you can change the world.
(photo shows Original Broadway Cast).

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Tales Big Day Out
Chickenshed Theatre, Southgate, Chase Side, Southgate, N14 4PE.
Saturday 25th July 2015
10am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 5pm
Price: £8, free to babies under 1 year
Suitable for ages 0 – 6 years.

Tales Big Day Out is an enjoyable and entertaining outing for all the family, whether you’re familiar with the Tales world or you’re coming along for the first time.

Children will have the opportunity to take part in a great interactive workshop and watch a fun performance of Tales from the Shed, then everyone will come together for a huge Tales extravaganza outside in the amphitheatre. There will also be other free activities to discover and enjoy. Activities and performances will be inside if there is bad weather.
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Presented as part of Royal Greenwich Festivals

Greenwich+Docklands International Festival
GDIF 2015
Friday 26th June until Sunday 5th July 2015

Feel The Colour!

This year, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF), London’s largest and most ambitious festival of outdoor arts, taps into the ever increasing public appetite for immersive theatre experiences. Between 26th June and 5th July the Festival will see a 360 degree eruption of colour, performance and music with a 10 day programme of large scale spectaculars, processional theatre, dance in public spaces as well as intimate one on one shows.

GDIF celebrates the vibrancy, freedom and imagination of outdoor performance from around the world with the very latest outdoor productions from across the UK and overseas. Nine productions receive their UK premiere, with sixteen London premieres, four commissions, and the world premiere of an original GDIF large scale production. Events take place across the streets, parks and public open spaces of Royal Greenwich and East London, vividly reinventing the everyday and sweeping audiences up in the delight of outdoor arts.

This year, the Festival’s opening night spectacle, Kori Kori is processional, bringing a large scale chorus of vibrantly costumed actors to Greenwich Town Centre as the prelude to the two dayGreenwich Fair, a packed weekend programme of circus and street arts. At the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, The Four Fridas will be an epic evocation of the life and work of one of the world’s greatest artists, Frida Kahlo, whilst the atmospheric Oxleas Woods on Shooters Hill, will provide the setting for an adventurous experience for 5-11 year olds with The Secret Princess of Severndroog Castle.

North of the Thames in Tower Hamlets, 451 will be an incendiary and immersive exploration of the power of books, whilst at Canary Wharf, Dancing City will offer a packed week of captivating alfresco dance experiences. At the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park GDIF goes global with Tangle, a giant participatory artwork from Australia; The Colour of Time, a rainbow eruption of gulal powder and dance from France and India; and a journey through the ancient arts and traditions of the Mughal era with Navrattan.

See www.festival.org for details.

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Shaftesbury Theatre


Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm

Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, MEMPHIS follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and Felicia, a club singer who is ready for her big break.

Queen of British Soul Beverley Knight or the amazing Rachel John (Monday Evenings and Wednesday Afternoons) star as Felicia.

Box Office: 0207 379 5399
Website: http://memphisthemusical.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/memphismusical
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/memphisthemusical
 


The Singers’ Cabaret Workshop
Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th August 2015 and Tuesday 1st to Friday 4th September 2015
The Poor School; 242 Pentonville Road, King’s Cross London N1 9JY
10am to 5pm

The only course of its kind in the UK, The Singers' Cabaret Workshop is a unique opportunity to be mentored by top UK cabaret practitioners to craft your own totally individual cabaret set and persona. It is ideal for anyone with previous singing experience looking to gain new skills and hone their craft.

The course culminates in a showcase performance for invited industry professionals, offering the rare opportunity for participants to demonstrate their newly-developed skills in front of leading professionals in the cabaret field.

Cost: £650

http://singerscabaretworkshop.co.uk/course.htm 
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Meisner Technique International Summer Intensive
'The London Acting Experience'
2nd to 16th August 2015
Diorama Arts Studios in Central London

WaterAid charity benefits from one-of-a-kind actor training intensive featuring guest workshops
with Frantic Assembly and actors Nickolas Grace and Ross Mullan

In addition to the in-depth classes taught by Royce Sparks, a graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama's MA in Actor Training and Coaching, the course also offers specialised workshops with a number of important figures in the London arts community:
Frantic Assembly, whose work includes the West End hit The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, teaches a workshop on devising and physical theatre.

'The London Acting Experience' is open to applications both locally and internationally.
Cost: £625 (£495 if booked by 15th May 2015)

see www.roycesparks.com
for details.
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The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea presents
InTRANSIT Festival 2015
Friday 19th to Sunday 28th June 2015

A dazzling programme of theatre, dance, art and music will take over the streets and iconic buildings of West London this summer with the return of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s ninth annual InTRANSIT Festival. Curated and produced by O’Neill/Ross, the festival reflects the rise of site-responsive art in the UK emerging over the last nine years as an innovative platform for experimentation and new collaborations in art and performance.

This year’s highlights include...
MOBO and BAFTA award-winning hip-hop artist, ‘Akala’ performing the first ever site-specific adaptation of his graphic novel The Ruins of Empires in the intimate surroundings of The Dissenters Chapel, Kensal Green Cemetery.

Los Voladores de Papantla, the legendary birdmen of Mexico soaring through the air suspended on ropes from a 20-metre pole erected in Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance.

An Urban Beach under the Westway Flyover to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Trust Neptune Coastline Campaign
Pop-Up Art School in Powis Square, where visitors can collaborate with artists and architects.

After the success of the InTRANSIT Festival 2014, production and design team O’Neill/Ross return to curate this year's festival. They have handpicked all the artists involved and have worked with them to realise their productions that explore themes of Paradise on Earth and Utopias and Realities.

To find out more about the 2015 InTRANSIT Festival programme go to www.intransitfestival.co.uk
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Joe Stilgoe
‘New Songs For Old Souls’
OUT NOW
www.joestilgoe.com

Joe Stilgoe, is the renaissance man of modern jazz. He is a pianist, a jazz musician and a singer/songwriter. Joe has a new album for 2015, 'New Songs For Old Souls' - out on Linn Records.

The album consists of 12 songs with ten originals by Joe, including three thrilling big band numbers: ‘Nobody Cares Like Me’, ‘Pocket Song’ and a new version of ‘Gold On Silver’, previously heard on his last album 'Songs On Film Live'. Joe also duets with Liane Carroll on a wistful cover of Brian Wilson’s ‘I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times’, one of the album’s two non-original songs.

The album release coincides with his first major West End stage role, in Kevin Spacey’s ‘High Society’ at the Old Vic Theatre - running until August 22nd 2015. Directed by Olivier Award-winning Maria Friedman, Joe will be performing in a role that has been specially created for him.

"It's a dream job in many ways, I suppose, and I'll be playing to my perfect audience: people who like a bit of nostalgia, a little swing, and a lot of authenticity."

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Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the previously unreleased original studio cast recording of the 1985/86 Joan Of Arc musical ‘Jeanne’ is on sale now!

The CD release continues Stage Door’s commitment to preserve ‘lost’ British theatre scores of the past 50 years.

A legendary heroine brought vibrantly to life in an ambitious musical; Jeanne is the dramatic story of one of history's most charismatic and courageous women, Joan of Arc. The epic rock-opera premiered at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in September 1985 and subsequently transferred to London’s Sadler’s Wells for a limited season in March 1986 directed by Bill Kenwright, starring Rebecca Storm as Jeanne.

'Jeanne' traces the story of the legendary fifteenth-century Joan of Arc, a young peasant girl destined for greatness, who claims to have been chosen by God to liberate her country and to crown the Dauphin as King of France. The dramatic raising of the siege of Orleans finds Jeanne fulfilling her vision, standing beside the Dauphin as he is crowned. After failing to retake Paris, Jeanne is later captured and taken to Rouen to stand trial where her destiny is sealed as she is condemned as a heretic and sentenced to be burned alive.

The previously unreleased original studio cast album, recorded during the show's development, now makes its debut on CD featuring composer Shirlie Roden as Jeanne alongside Richard Barnes ('Jesus Christ Superstar' - Original London Cast), Peter Straker ('Hair' - Original London Cast) and Carl Wayne ('Blood Brothers').

FIRST LISTEN: SAMPLE COMPLETE TRACK 'SHINE ON' ON SOUNDCLOUD
VIDEO:
"JEANNE" at Sadler's Wells in March 1986
For more information on the CD release visit:
www.stagedoorrecords.com
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Dan and Laura Curtis have just completed an unofficial short musical concept of Disney's Ratatouille, and have published a storyboard style video to show how the songs would go with the scenes.

It has been recorded with a full orchestra and a large number of up and coming Musical Theatre artists, many of which have already had West End credits.

Daniel and Laura have always had a passion for the musical works of Disney and were keen to show what their creative vision would have been, had they been given the task of writing music for Disney. This is also an avenue they are really hoping to pursue in the future.

As I mentioned, the concept is strictly unofficial and has been done in accordance with the Fair Use exception of U.S Copyright law. It is also a little fun gift to their fans, who have been asking them to do something like this for quite a while now as many of them are Disney fans.

Daniel and Laura Curtis are award winning composers, producers and record label owners. Daniel and Laura’s most recent album ‘Love on 42nd Street’ topped the UK and US iTunes vocal and Amazon Broadway charts. The album included theatre legends, Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Mulan and Aladdin), Ramin Karimloo (Les Miserables, Phantom, Love Never Dies), Sierra Boggess (Phantom, Love Never Dies), John Owen-Jones (Phantom, Les Miserables), Simon Bowman (Miss Saigon) and Samantha Barks (Les Miserables) receiving international acclaim. Recent single releases with Laura Osnes (Cinderella) and Cheyenne Jackson (Glee, 30 Rock) both topped the iTunes vocal chart.

The video is here: www.youtube.com
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