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FLOYD COLLINS
Wilton's Music Hall
21st September until 15th October 2016

"the original and daring musical of our day." New York Magazine

It’s 1925 in Kentucky and fearless cave explorer Floyd Collins dreams of finding fame and fortune deep underground. When he becomes trapped, it’s a race against time for his family and friends as they fight to set him free. The media circus above ground turns their extraordinary rescue effort into a national sensation. Floyd’s determination will inspire the whole community…

Journey to Floyd’s breathtaking Sand Cave in this all-new immersive production of Adam Guettel and Tina Landau’s award-winning musical. Featuring a hauntingly beautiful score, brought to life in the atmospheric surroundings of Wilton’s Music Hall.

Based on a true story.

Directed by Jonathan Butterell.
 

Performance Times:
Monday to Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 3pm and 7:30pm

Ticket Prices:
All seats: £32.50 (£27 concessions) / restricted view £25 (£23 concessions)
Previews to 29th September: £25 (£23 concessions)

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Box Office:
www.wiltons.org.uk
or call 020 7702 2789 (Mon to Friday, 10am to 6pm)
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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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THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK -
THE TOURING YEARS

BEING SHOWN IN UK CINEMAS FROM 15th SEPTEMBER 2016

The Beatles played Shea Stadium on August 15th 1965 in what was to be the first rock concert ever staged in a stadium in front of more than 55,000 people.

The event was filmed using fourteen 35mm cameras by Ed Sullivan Productions and Brian Epstein and for the very first time, the fully restored, re-mastered, 30-minute performance will be available to screen as part of the worldwide theatrical release of Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized documentary feature film, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years.

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CINEMAS the 4K restoration with sound re-mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, includes performances of the classic songs such as “A Hard Days Night,” “I’m Down,” “Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby” and “Dizzy Miss Lizzy.”

View the trailer: youtube.com

Book tickets here: thebeatleseightdaysaweek.com
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Sunday 4th September 2016
JOANNA LUMLEY hosts a


SPECIAL GALA PERFORMANCE BY
THE NATIONAL YOUTH BALLET OF GREAT BRITAIN

The evening will celebrate the legacy of Founder and Artistic Director Jill Tookey (pictured, above left), with a gala in her memory, following her passing in March this year.

Joanna Lumley has been a patron of National Youth Ballet since 1989, when she met Jill at one of the company’s performances at Sadler’s Wells. Joanna has since become a huge supporter of the company, and has narrated two of their ballets. Joanna will host the gala performance, where she will be joined on stage by many returning alumni, who now dance for leading companies including Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures.

Over three decades, Jill Tookey quietly became one of the industry’s most influential dance leaders, inspiring generations of young dancers and choreographers, many of whom have embarked upon successful professional careers after their time with NYB. Jill was appointed a CBE for services to dance in the 2016 New Year Honours, and in June this will be presented at Buckingham Palace to her ten-year-old granddaughter, and 2016 NYB company member, Gabriella Rummery.

National Youth Ballet involves talented young dancers aged 8 to 18 in every aspect of creating a ballet, from the conception of an idea through to performance on stage at a professional level. The Company also encourages children from all walks of life to become involved with dance through schools and community workshops.

www.NationalYouthBallet.org / Twitter.com/NYBofGB / Facebook.com/NationalYouthBallet

Time:
7.30pm

Ticket Prices:
£50, £40, £50
Students (including under 18s): £10 seats in the Second Circle
Group Rate: 1 free ticket per group of 10

Bookings and Information:
Box Office: www.sadlerswells.com / 020 7863 8000
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A NEW ALBUM CELEBRATES LONDON'S FORGOTTEN MUSICALS
'LOST WEST END 2'

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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Tuesday 27th September until Saturday 22nd October 2016
Press Night: Thursday 29th September 2016

Chickenshed present:

Kindertransport
by Diane Samuels
directed by Lou Stein

Chickenshed is delighted to announce that Michelle Collins will be taking a leading role in their new moving and thought-provoking play.

Kindertransport is a play about mothers, daughters and the powerful need for reconciliation. This captivating story tells of survival and building a new life - which strikingly resonates with current events facing the world today.

On the brink of World War II, nine-year-old Eva is sent to Britain for refuge from Nazi Europe, with little more than a suitcase and an identity label, one of 10,000 children evacuated in a rescue mission called the Kindertransport. Eva is taken in and raised by a well-meaning English woman. Torn between her German heritage and her need to wipe the Kindertransport experience from her memory, Eva eventually learns to adapt to her new life and identity.

Kindertransport moves seamlessly between different time periods, as Eva confronts the painful past which was chosen for her and its consequences, and we discover whether she is ever to be reunited with the family she was forced to leave behind. Her story is based on autobiographical accounts from actual Kindertransport children.

For ages: 12+

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

Times:
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Extra performances at 1pm and 3.30pm on selected dates
Sign Interpreted performance: Thursday 13th October at 7.30pm
Captioned Performance: Wednesday 19th October at 7.30pm


Prices:
Previews (27th and 28th September) - All tickets £5 concs
Standard Matinee and Evening - £12 (£8 concessions) | 13-25 year olds £5 | Schools £5
Peak Matinee & Evening - £15 (£10 concessions)
Pay What You Can (Tuesdays 4th and 11th October)

 Box Office:
phone: 020 8292 9222,
email: bookings (at) chickenshed.org.uk
online: www.chickenshed.org.uk 
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Every Friday and Saturday from 9th September until 22nd October 2016


Tales from the Shed

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.

For ages 0 to 6 years old.

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

Times:
Friday 11.30am,
Saturday 10am and 11.30am
Including Half-term dates and times: Thusday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October 2016 at 10am and 11.30am


Prices:
£6.
Free to babies under 6mths

 Box Office:
phone: 020 8292 9222,
email: bookings (at) chickenshed.org.uk
online: www.chickenshed.org.uk
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Overture
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 www.danandlauracurtis.com

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