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IAN MCKELLEN’S

FREE THEATRELAND AUDIO TOUR

Society of London Theatre has partnered with VoiceMap, the immersive audio walking tour company, to produce the Official London Theatre Audio Tour with Ian McKellen – a free audio guide to the West End. London becomes the stage with the internationally renowned actor, a six-time Olivier Award winner, assuming the role of director and guiding visitors through iconic and lesser-known sites around Theatreland.

Throughout the tour, listeners will hear anecdotes and personal stories about McKellen’s time on stage and the history that has shaped London’s world-famous theatre district. This is an opportunity to experience the West End like never before.

The tour begins and ends at TKTS in Leicester Square where free WiFi is available to download the app.

Ian McKellen said: “I know myself when I’m in a strange city that wandering around with your nose in a guidebook isn’t the best way to appreciate what’s going on. The important thing when you’re walking around a city like London is to look up and down the alleyways and round the corner. With a guide in your ear all this is much easier.”

VoiceMap is an audio tour app that uses GPS to play stories about your surroundings at exactly the right time. As you walk it uses your location and offline maps to play audio automatically. Once downloaded, the tour is not reliant on data or WiFi.

How to download Official London Theatre Audio Tour with Ian McKellen:
1) Install VoiceMap for iPhone or Android.
2) Sign up with email or Facebook, then look for “Theatreland Tour with Ian McKellen” in the London menu.
3) Download all the files with WiFi, then put on a headset and start walking.
4) VoiceMap works offline and doesn’t require any data.

(photo credit: Matt Humphrey)
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FOREIGN BODY
By Imogen Butler-Cole

Monday 27th June and Wednesday 29th June 2016

RADA Festival, London
Gielgud Theatre, RADA, Malet Street, London, WC1E 6ED

At least 1 in 3 of our women have survived sexual violence.
We are all affected.
We are all responsible.

Foreign Body is the beautifully crafted debut solo show by Imogen Butler-Cole about hope, healing and forgiveness after sexual assault. Told from a unique and challenging perspective, using a charged combination of verbatim and physical theatre, Foreign Body is a brave, liberating and life affirming story.

Foreign Body is a collaboration between internationally renowned Creator/Performer Imogen Butler-Cole (RADA, Shakespeares Globe, BBC) and Movement Director Niamh McKernan (The SchauspielHaus Hannover, The Brillig Ensemble, Barbican Collaborate). The production is designed by Linbury Prize winner Ana Inés Jabares-Pita (National Theatre of Scotland, LeLa & Co – Royal Court, The Echo Chamber – Young Vic) with an original score by Tara Franks and Filipe Sousa of Quest Ensemble (Vortex, Union Chapel, Wilton’s, Southbank).

Foreign Body aims to destigmatise dialogue around sexual violence and will offer opportunities for audience members to explore the play’s themes through post show Q&As alongside representatives of The Forgiveness Project and Clear Lines Festival.

Performance Times:
Monday 27th June at 4pm (Q&A session after the performance - runs 25 minutes approximately)
Wednesday 29th June 2016 at 7pm
Runs 1 hour approximately.

Tickets:
£10 (£5 concessions)

Box Office:
Phone: 020 7908 4800
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Tales from the Shed on Tour

24th and 25th June 2016
Tales from the Shed are vibrant, interactive theatre shows that are perfect for young children. They are informal, lively and amazingly engaging as the performers and audience share the same space. Children are always encouraged to make a lot of noise and to make the story happen.

We guarantee that every show will be fun, really silly and that there will be plenty of colourful puppets and live songs.

Suitable for ages 0 to 6 years old.

Tour Dates:
Dugdale Centre, Thomas Hardy House, London Road, Enfield EN2 6DS
Friday 24th June at 11.30am
Saturday 25th June at 10am and 11.30am
Price: £6 | Free to babies under 6mths
Tel: 0208 807 6680
E-mail: boxoffice (put the @ symbol here)enfield.gov.uk
Website: www.enfield.gov.uk/millfield
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JERRY AND JEFF WAYNE’S MUSICAL
‘TWO CITIES’
TO DEBUT ON CD

Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the Original London Cast Recording of ‘Two Cities’, will be released on June 24th, 2016. The CD release continues Stage Door’s commitment to preserve ‘lost’ British theatre scores of the past 50 years.

Charles Dickens’ classic novel ‘A Tale Of Two Cities’ was developed as a musical in the mid sixties by theatre producer Jerry Wayne who commissioned his son Jeff to compose the score for the project. With a book by Constance Cox, music by Jeff Wayne and lyrics by Jerry Wayne; ‘Two Cities’ opened at London’s Palace Theatre on February 27th 1969. The musical starred Edward Woodward (as Sydney Carton), Kevin Colson (as Charles Darnay), Elizabeth Power (as Lucie Manette), Nicolette Roeg (as Madame Defarge) and Leone Greene (as Monsieur Defarge). Although reviews were mixed, ‘Two Cities’ was nominated for ‘Best Musical’ at the 1969 Variety Club and Evening Standard Theatre Awards with Edward Woodward winning both awards for ‘Best Male Performance in a Musical’.

Reflecting on ‘Two Cities’ composer Jeff Wayne commented:
ʻTwo Citiesʼ opened at the Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus in February 1969, but very little has survived about it. What has survived reveals it being received by the critics in the way we feel about Marmite!
Or perhaps as Mr. Dickensʼ opening line exclaims – ʻIt was the best of times, it was the worst of times...ʼ
I have distinct memories of standing ovations on opening night (ʻthe best of times...ʼ) followed by the Marmite reviews and largely empty houses for the first few weeks (ʻthe worst of times...ʼ).
But then 'word-of-mouth' spread that in fact 'Two Cities' was pretty good, including an award-winning performance by its leading man, Edward Woodward. While the remaining run played to virtually sold-out audiences, 'Notice' from the theatre owners had already condemned 'Two Cities' to the guillotine.

NOTE: 'Back in the day', cast albums were recorded on the first Sunday after opening night with the cast and musicians from the show. A few run-throughs and takes onto stereo tape were allocated, and that was your lot!
The CD features previously unreleased original 1966 demo recordings for the show, including several songs that would be later cut from the production.

For more information visit: www.stagedoorrecords.com
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WIRETAPPER
Central London Locations (zone 1)
Booking until 02nd July 2016

From two of shunt’s founders comes a clandestine audio experience that leads you through hidden London.

In an absurd narrative that raises questions about our comfort and discomfort with surveillance and the privatisation of public space, audiences will be led through the streets of London in secret performances hidden from the public around them. An audio app allows the audience to tap into instructions and conversations directing their movements and their viewing, asking them to see and consider things they might otherwise ignore in a unique peek beneath the surface of the city. But who are the performers, who are the audience, and who is an ordinary member of the public?

Tickets are booked through the app, and the app will inform ticket holders of the location on the day of the performance: there are several different locations which are always in Central London and less than 2 minutes from a tube station. The production questions our individual liberty as a citizen in a progressively paranoid society and what we are prepared to sacrifice for our safety. It is also about cowboys and films and a celebration of London’s iconic landmarks.

Wiretapper has been developed by director David Rosenberg, composers Ben and Max Ringham and shunt founder Andrew Rutland. They are known for their inventive audio performances such as Fiction and Ring, both which used binaural sound in pitch darkness, and multiple shunt shows. Last year they premiered Monument, an early version of Wiretapper using the same app.

@wiretappersound / www.wiretapper.co.uk

Running Time: 1 hour.
Suitable for ages 14+

Times: 7pm and 8.30pm (times vary, please see app for exact dates and times).
Tickets: £20

Box office: www.wiretapper.co.uk
All you need is a smart phone, headphones and a coat.
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The Wars of the Roses
Adapted from the Henry VI plays and Richard III by William Shakespeare

The original RSC plays will be available for the first time since broadcast on BBC1 in 1965, from 28th June 2016.
One of the greatest achievements of the RSC and British television in the 1960s and now digitally restored specially for DVD.

The Wars of the Roses is the BBC's compelling version of the RSC's landmark production of Shakespeare's Henry VI trilogy and Richard III. Adapted and directed for stage by Peter Hall and John Barton, it was acknowledged at its premiere in Stratford in 1963 as one of the defining Shakespeare productions of the post-war period.

Featuring a stellar cast including Ian Holm, David Warner, Janet Suzman, Donald Sindon and Peggy Ashcroft, Hall and Barton conjured up a vivid medieval world to reveal how the manoeuvrings and mendacities of the fifteenth century are echoed by politicians in our own time.

in 1965, the BBC broadcast all three plays from the trilogy and The Wars of the Roses is presented in this 3-disc set in its original form but now digitally restored specially for DVD.

www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk
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Monday 18th July to Sunday 31 July 2016
The Theatre Room, 6 Fredericks Place, London EC2R 8AB

Claire Evans presents:


BE MY STRENGTH
A new play by Laura Stevens
Directed by Charlotte Peters
Performed by Larner Wallace-Taylor
Sound Design by Tom Sayers

"I don't go out in public in my uniform. People whisper and stare and point. You're the freak. The one who wanted to be a soldier."

Kat wanted to belong, so she joined the Army. After all, it’s the ultimate test of who you are and what you stand for ... Only in Afghanistan, it’s not always that simple. By My Strength is a gripping new work by Bruntwood finalist Laura Stevens, exploring the inner-most thoughts of a ‘normal girl” figuring out her identity as a woman, soldier, girlfriend and gun-lover before, during and after her time as a soldier in Afghanistan. Kat could be anyone you might know, someone you were at school with or someone you live next door to. She's like you, it's just that she took a different path in life ...

Directed by Charlotte Peters and accompanied by a soundscape and original composition by BAFTA award-winning Tom Sayers. By My Strength promises to offer a different perspective on what it means to be a woman fighting for your country in today’s world.

Writer Laura Stevens has been writing short and full length plays for the London fringe since her debut full length play, Thin Toes, at the Pleasance Theatre, Islington in 2008. Her second play, And the Little One Said… was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Playwriting Competition before production at the Cock Tavern Theatre.

The So and So Arts Club, based at 6 Fredericks Place in the City, is presenting a month long multi-discipline festival documenting, exploring and giving voice to the experiences of women from across the centuries and the world before during and after war. This Festival of work is under the umbrella Women and War this July - 16 shows over four weeks.

Dates and Times
Monday 18 July 1pm; Tuesday 19 July 9pm; Thursday 21 July 9pm; Friday 22 July 1pm and 9pm; Sunday 24 July 3pm and 9pm; Monday 25 July 1pm; Tuesday 26 July 9pm; Wednesday 27 July 7pm; Friday 29 July 7pm; Saturday 30 July 1pm and 7pm; Sunday 31 July 5pm.
Runs 1 hour 20 minutes approximately, with no interval.

Tickets:
£15 (£10 concessions)

Box Office:
www.womenandwar.co.uk
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Tuesday 5th July to Sunday 31 July 2016
The Theatre Room, 6 Fredericks Place, London EC2R 8AB

Imagination Workshop and Kate Cook present:


INVISIBLE WOMAN
written and performed by Kate Cook

 Having won 5* reviews at Edinburgh Fringe last year, Invisible Woman now comes to London's Women and War Festival – the only comedy in the festival programme. It’s performed by an accomplished actor who’s also a big hit on the comedy circuit, a regular Funny Women columnist, and creator of comedy duo sensation Doodle and Bug.

What’s it all about?

It’s a thrilling tale of derring-do in WW2! Repressed housewife, Mrs Bishop, is just the person to help the Resistance – but who is this mysterious lady and will we actually meet her? In Invisible Woman, Kate Cook plays multiple larger-than-life characters with ‘audacious originality’ (The Stage)... from 15 year old Cecily, the swing dancing dreamer, to sadistic Gestapo General Herr von Schnerkel, and many a craft dodger in between. A hugely talented actor and comedian, Kate switches gender, accents and ages with gusto, and performs the lot with just a chair, a lightbulb and a pipe.

Invisible Woman is a storytelling tour de force – a funny, touching portrayal of one woman’s journey into freedom and adventure. And while comedy may not be what you’d expect to find among a collection of thought-provoking war-time performances, Kate Cook’s Invisible Woman stands proudly as the only comedy piece in the entire festival. The Women and War Festival itself is a multi-discipline exploration of women’s experiences pre, during and post war, throughout history. It exists to give voice to so many women whose lives have been impacted by conflict yet are not recognised in many societies.

Dates, times and prices:
Tuesday 5 July 2016: 19:15 - £10.00; Saturday 9 July: 12:00 - £15.00; Saturday 9 July: 20:00 - £15.00;  Monday 11 July: 13:00 - £12.00;  Friday 15 July: 13:00 - £15.00;  Friday 15 July: 21.15 - £15.00;  Saturday 16 July: 20:00 - £15.00; Wednesday 20 July: 19:15 - £12.00;  Friday 22 July: 13:00 - £15.00;
Sunday 24 July: 20:00 - £15.00;  Tuesday 26 July: 21:15 - £12.00;  Wednesday 27 July: 19:15 - £12.00; Saturday 30 July: 14:00 - £15.00;
Sunday 31 July: 12:00 - £15.00.

Bookings and Information:
WAW Festival site: www.womenandwar.co.uk 
Kate Cook: www.katecookcook.co.uk 
Imagination Workshop: www.imaginationworkshop.com.au  _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

NEW ALBUM CELEBRATES LONDON'S FORGOTTEN MUSICALS
'LOST WEST END 2'
TO BE RELEASED ON JULY 29th 2016

Following the critically acclaimed release of LOST WEST END in 2015, an album highlighted in The Sunday Times as an “Essential New Release”; Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with the release of LOST WEST END 2.

LOST WEST END 2 celebrates London’s forgotten musicals and brings together over 20 unique ‘lost’ West End productions on one album. The collection reflects nearly 40 years of musicals that have come and gone from the West End, showcasing these unique theatrical works. Ranging from 1970 to 2008, all the musicals featured had relatively short London residencies and although they weren’t always met with critical praise, they nevertheless contain interesting, memorable scores and performances that deserve to be heard.

The diverse selection of shows featured include the 1977 Cameron Mackintosh produced musical revue ‘After Shave’, ‘Fire Angel’ a rock opera adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’, ‘Hair’ composer Galt MacDermot’s ‘Isabel’s A Jezebel’ and musical biographies of Sir Francis Drake (‘Drake’s Dream), Napoleon Bonaparte (‘Napoleon’), Winston Churchill (‘Winnie’) and James Dean (‘Dean’)

The ‘Lost West End’ musicals included are: ‘Isabel’s A Jezebel’ (1970), ‘Bordello’ (1974), ‘Jack The Ripper’ (1974), ‘Maggie’ (1977), ‘Dean’ (1977), ‘Fire Angel’ (1977), ‘After Shave’ (1977), ‘Flowers For Algernon’ (1979), ‘Wild, Wild Women’ (1982), ‘Blondel’ (1984), ‘The Importance’ (1984), ‘Winnie’ (1988), ‘Moby Dick’ (1992), ‘Voyeurz’ (1996), ‘Boyband – The Musical’ (1999), ‘Casper’ (1999) ‘Napoleon’ (2000), ‘Money To Burn’ (2003), ‘Murderous Instincts’ (2004), ‘Zorro’ (2008), ‘Imagine This’ (2008)

The album features a glittering ensemble of West End vocalists including; Hannah Waddingham, Michael Crawford, Colm Wilkinson and Paul Jones.

Although the shows didn’t last, their music lives on and this collection affirms that the musicals featured are well worth rediscovering.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: www.stagedoorrecords.com

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GLEE'S JENNA USHKOWITZ ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE TO LAUNCH 2016 YOUR VOICE COMPETITION
The Glee star announced today she will be working with composers, Daniel and Laura Curtis to release the official single for the 2016 Your Voice Competition. The song, Standing On My Own is available for pre-order, ahead of the release on June 28th.

Speaking about the Your Voice Competition, Daniel Curtis said; “The competition is an international search for the Musical Theatre talent of tomorrow. It is open to any nationality, age and group size and all the proceeds from the entry fees will be donated to the Kindred: The Foundation for Adoption, which was co-founded by Jenna. It has been such a pleasure to work with Jenna on this project, it was wonderful to work with somebody with such a fantastic voice and such a big heart.”

Laura Curtis explains more; “Entry packs are available at www.yourvoicecompetition.com. In the pack there are a number of our songs to choose from in different keys with sheet music and backing tracks. Simply choose which one you'd like to cover then follow the instructions on the website to send us your entry”.

The entries will be judged by a panel of Broadway and West End performers. The winner will receive theatre tickets, an overnight stay in New York, and a recording session.

The previous Your Voice Competition was fronted by Ramin Karimloo and raised funds for BBC Children in Need. The winner, Kasia Howley went on to perform at West End Live in Trafalgar Square and featured on Daniel and Laura Curtis' last album, Love on 42nd Street.

The Your Voice Competition is sponsored by Première Classe Productions.

Standing On My Own is available for pre-order now on iTunes and will be available from June 28th 2016 on Amazon Mp3 and iTunes.

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IN THE HEIGHTS

Until Sunday 30th October 2016
KING’S CROSS THEATRE
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.

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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 third time, until Sunday 30th October 2016.

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

www.intheheightslondon.com

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 / www.intheheightslondon.com

(Photo credit: top: Robert Workman, below: Sam Mackay as Usnavi and cast, by Johan Persson)
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Shadow Road Productions present a brand new open-air, promenade production of:


ROBIN HOOD

Thursday 9th June until Friday 1st July 2016
 WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, London SW13 9WT.

Written specially for the Wetland Centre by Shadow Road's Artistic Director, Emma King-Farlow, this exciting evening out will take the audience on a thrilling adventure set against a beautiful outdoor backdrop. From a wedding to a jailbreak, from a woodland fireside to spectacular sword fights, robbery and murder - Robin Hood at the London Wetland Centre has got it all!

The first event of its kind ever staged at the Wetlands, the show will also raise funds for the Centre and its invaluable work as a major nature reserve and conservation charity.

Throughout June, on each Thursday and Friday evening from June 9th until July 1st, a cast of nineteen actors, playing around forty characters (many of whom are cross-cast), will recreate medieval Loxley in the heart of South West London and invite the public to join them there!

Performance Times and Dates: 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th and 30th June 2016 and 1st July 2016.
There are two performances every night, at 6.30pm and 8.15pm, each lasting around 1 hour and 15 minutes.
We recommend comfortable shoes and, the British weather being what it is, umbrellas or raincoats - just in case!
Tickets: £20. Admission to the Centre from 6pm onwards.
Box Office: Tickets are available from the Wetland Centre website: 
http://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/london/whats-on/2016/06/09/robin-hood/

Shadow Road Productions
www.shadowroad.com
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Walthamstow Acoustic Massive 5th anniversary
Summer Concert Season

WHEN & WHERE:
3 July - Leytonstone Festival
Local, community led music and arts festival staged since 1990, hosted in a range of venues in and around Leytonstone.
VENUE: St John's Church, Leytonstone High Road, Church Lane Leytonstone, E11 1H. FREE admission.
STAGE TIME: 3pm

16 July - Walthamstow Garden Party
Free weekend arts festival produced by The Barbican in partnership with Create and LB Waltham Forest; featuring an eclectic mix of international and local music, dance, circus, theatre and comedy.
VENUE: News from Nowhere Stage, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 5JW
STAGE TIME: 2.30pm

23 July - The Streets
A free one day jam-packed programme for all the family on Leyton High Road. Produced by Serious-in-partnership with LB Waltham Forest and featuring some of London's finest vocal groups with home grown talent.
VENUE: Coronation Gardens, 2 Oliver Road, Leyton, London, E10 5 NQ
STAGE TIME: 1.30pm

Walthamstow Acoustic Massive (WAM) was created by Alison Jones and Dick Smith, two local, world class musicians, who wanted to provide a way for adults living in Walthamstow and surrounding areas to re-discover their love for music by teaching violin, banjo and ukulele. Funded by Arts Council England for 4 consecutive years, allowing singers and select professionals to join the troops, WAM has become a diverse orchestra with over 60 members from 8 - 80 years old, brandishing the motto, “It's never too late!” Known for their unique combination of instruments, distinctive arrangements, style and partnerships, WAM inspires players to rekindle their passion for music, boosting confidence and self-esteem. To celebrate their 5th anniversary, WAM will perform an eclectic programme of music and song at festivals across Waltham Forest this summer, ncluding a dance performance from Tai Chi group Dao Lu and urban dance group X7eaven.

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 Tuesday 12th July until Saturday 6th August 2016

 Matthew Schmolle in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough
Theatre and Yellow Earth Theatre present the world premiere of a first play:

SHANGRI-LA
by Amy Ng
directed by Charlotte Westenra.

“You like your minorities like your pandas – picturesque, cuddly, endangered, helpless. But I refuse to be a panda. I
refuse to go extinct. I want to live, to live well, to live like them, and if I have to –
— Break a few taboos?
— What are taboos but lines drawn in the sand?”
Part of the Finborough Theatre’s summer season of new writing.
What happens when the only thing you have to sell is your culture? When the only way to free yourself is to betray your
roots?
In a brave and personal piece of new writing Amy Ng lays bare the tensions, contradictions and private pain inherent in
cultural tourism -- on the frontline of globalisation.
Shangri-La is not a myth. Shangri-La is a place. The Himalayan foothills of Yunnan Province was officially renamed
‘Shangri-La’ in a successful bid for the tourist dollar. Bunny, a young woman of the indigenous Naxi tribe, has witnessed
her family’s livelihood destroyed by mass tourism and the influx of capital. She dreams of escape — as a globe-trotting
photographer. Nelson, her liberal Chinese boss, reams of a new kind of tourism - sustainable, respectful, enabling genuine
cultural exchange. Their white clients yearn for escape, for the touch of something authentic. These desires collide
head on in Shangri-La.
Shangri-La is Amy Ng’s first full length play.

Tuesday to Saturday Evenings at 7.30pm. Sunday Matinees at 3.00pm.
Performance Length: Approximately 70 minutes with no interval.

Tickets: First two weeks. £16 (£14 concessions), except: Tuesday Evenings £14 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings
£16 all seats. Previews: £12 all seats.
£10 tickets for Under 30’s for performances from Tuesday to Sunday of the first week when booked online only.
£12 tickets for residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Saturday, 16 July 2016 when booked online
only.
Then: Tickets £18, £16 concessions, except Tuesday Evenings £16 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings
£18 all seats.

Box Office: 0844 847 1652
Book online at www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
 

THE GREAT KAT

"8 ICONIC WOMEN IN METAL" – STACK MAGAZINE’S TOP 8 LIST FEATURES THE GREAT KAT!
stack.net.au/music/features

Never Released Timothy Leary/Kat Thomas Song: “Right Brain Lover”:
THE 20th ANNIVERSARY of TIMOTHY LEARY’S DEATH on MAY 31, 1996.
Timothy Leary, Controversial Harvard Professor, met Kat Thomas (The Great Kat), Controversial Juilliard Graduate Violin Virtuoso, in New York City in 1984, the result was the creation of a never before released song: "RIGHT BRAIN LOVER”. Leary wrote the wild psychedelic lyrics and Kat composed the music. Leary and Kat recorded “Right Brain Lover” song, starring Kat's electric violin virtuosity and rock singing and Timothy Leary RAPPING the lyrics with his inimitable voice!! www.greatkat.com/timothyleary.

WARNER MUSIC GROUP RELEASES THE GREAT KAT’S
ICONIC “WORSHIP ME OR DIE!” & “BEETHOVEN ON SPEED” ALBUMS on ITUNES & MORE!
“Worship Me Or Die!”: itunes.apple.com/worship-me-or-die
“Beethoven On Speed”: itunes.apple.com//beethoven-on-speed

The Great Kat Ringtones - including the latest "Wailing Guitar," are available on your iPhone at: www.greatkat.com/ringtones.

BESTSELLING LONDON WEST END SHOWS ON THIS SITE

 at the Theatremonkey Ticketshop /
Lovetheatre.com Ticket Agency

1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
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2. Beautiful - Aldwych Theatre
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3. Guys and Dolls - Phoenix Theatre
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4. Wicked - Apollo Victoria Theatre
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5. Kinky Boots - Adelphi Theatre
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1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
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2. The Lion King - Lyceum Theatre
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3. Hobson's Choice - Vaudeville Theatre
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