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MONKEY FRONT PAGE LONDON THEATRE MESSAGE BOARD
Wilton's Music Hall
MUST END 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
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)
For performances from 29th September until 15th
2016 Theatremonkey readers can buy best available top price £32.50 tickets reduced to £25 each at all performances.
Enter code "Monkey25" to claim your discount.
Box Office: www.wiltons.org.uk
or call 020 7702 2789 (Mon to Friday, 10am to 6pm)
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED JOHN BARROWMAN RECORDINGS TO FEATURE ON NEW ALBUM
‘MADDIE’ 20th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION
LONDON CAST RECORDING RELEASED IN OCTOBER
Stage Door Records are pleased to announce a 2 CD Deluxe Edition issue
of the ‘Maddie’ Original London Cast Recording will be released on
October 14th, 2016. The album features 5 previously unreleased 1991
recordings by John Barrowman alongside a host of top West End
performers. The CD release celebrates the 20th Anniversary of ‘Maddie’
and continues Stage Door’s commitment to preserve ‘lost’ British theatre
scores of the past 50 years.
'Maddie' opened at London’s Lyric Theatre on September 29th 1997 - the
musical which had been in development for nearly 8 years was based on
the Jack Finney novel ‘Marion’s Wall’ (adapted as the 1986 film ‘Maxie’)
and featured music by Stephen Keeling, lyrics by Shaun McKenna and book
by McKenna and Steven Dexter.
The musical tells the story of Nick and Jan Cheyney who have recently
moved into a dilapidated attic apartment in downtown San Francisco.
Beneath the peeling wallpaper, they are amazed to uncover a message
scrawled in lipstick by 1920s dancer Madeline Marsh. Fascinated by the
discovery, they are unprepared for the return of its ghostly author
still desperate to become a movie star.
‘Maddie’ was developed during the prestigious Stephen Sondheim
Masterclass at Oxford University in 1990. After numerous workshops
producer Kenny Wax premiered ‘Maddie’ at the Salisbury Playhouse on
September 5th 1996. After achieving critical acclaim in Salisbury, the
production transferred to London’s Lyric Theatre the following year
starring Graham Bickley, Summer Rognlie, Kevin Colson and Lynda Baron.
To mark the 20th anniversary of ‘Maddie’ premiering at the Salibsury
Playhouse, Stage Door are pleased to present a 2 Disc Deluxe Edition
presentation of the Original London Cast Album. Featuring 3 new 2016
recordings (performed by Meredith Braun, Dominic Hodson, Moir Leslie and
Alister Cameron) plus a bonus disc with 25 previously unreleased studio
demos of cut songs and alternate versions performed by an illustrious
roster of West End stars including John Barrowman, Jacqui Scott, Jonny
Rees, Lorna Dallas, John Barr, Angela Richards, Hal Fowler and Teddy
Speaking of the new Deluxe Edition Cast Album, original 'Maddie'
producer Kenny Way commented:
“I'm thrilled that this new CD of songs from ‘Maddie’ has a chance to
breathe a new lease of life into the old girl. Like it's main
protagonist Madeline Marsh, I'm sure that one day she will be re-born
and come back to entertain a whole new generation.”
For more information visit:
Monday 14 November - Saturday 3
At secret locations in South London
Teatro Vivo, in association with the
A site-specific ghost story staged in homes across South
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
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.
NOT SUITABLE FOR THOSE AGED UNDER 12.
Monday to Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 3.30pm, 6.30pm and 8.30pm
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
They say it’s a legend. They think it’s a joke. A conspiracy.
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
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.
Tuesday 27th September until Saturday 22nd October 2016
Press Night: Thursday 29th September 2016
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+
Chase Side, Southgate, London N14 4PE
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
Previews (27th and 28th September) - All tickets £5 concs
Standard Matinee and Evening - £12 (£8 concessions) | 13-25 year olds £5 |
Peak Matinee & Evening - £15 (£10 concessions)
Pay What You Can (Tuesdays 4th and 11th October)
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
We guarantee that every show will be fun, really silly and that there
will be plenty of colourful puppets and live songs.
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
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!
(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
Tickets: £43 (£38 concessions) – all tickets include a
three-course meal (cake for dessert; special
Bookings & show info:
/ 0845 154 4145 / info (put the @ symbol here)
Wednesday 23rd November 2016 until Saturday 7th January
Press Night: Thursday 29th September 2016
Chickenshed present the World Premiere of a brand new
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!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
(Photo credit: top: Robert Workman, below: Sam Mackay as Usnavi
and cast, by Johan Persson)
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