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MONKEY FRONT PAGE LONDON THEATRE MESSAGE BOARD
Tuesday 25th September until Saturday 20th October 2018
Press Night: Thursday 27th October 2018 at 7.30pm
Sign Interpreted: Thursday 18th October 2018 at 7.30pm
Captioned: Thursday 11th October 2018 at 7.30pm
Chickenshed, Chase Side, Southgate, London N14
JEKYLL & HYDE
For ages: 15+
"All human beings, as we meet them, are
commingled out of good and evil."
Chickenshed is proud to present a fearless and innovative new production
of this utterly iconic story, boldly told with music, movement and a
youthful vigour that honours the breathless and remorseless pace of the
'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' by Robert Louis Stevenson
was first published in 1886, and depicts the constant struggle between
the baser instincts and finer aspirations of mankind, offering a
terrifying glimpse of what lurks beneath the surface when the persuasive
but superficial trappings of civilisation are stripped away.
Brilliantly exploring Stevenson's themes of etiquette, respectability
and hypocrisy, this production will explore the dark recesses of the
psyche, and reflect the tale's profound and subtle truths about what it
means to be human - and how fragile the veneers of society may be.
Chickenshed's 'Jekyll & Hyde' is a striking musical theatre production
that has been crafted from Robert Louis Stevenson's immensely popular
Evenings at 7.30pm
Matinees: Wednesday and Thursday at 1pm and Saturday at 3.30pm
Previews Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th
October 2018: all tickets £10 (including concessions)
Standard Matinee and Evening: £15 (£12 concessions)
Peak Matinee and Evening: £18 (£15 concessions)
FiverLive - Ages 13 to 25: £5 (subject to
Phone: 020 8292 9222
Email: bookings(at symbol)chickenshed.org.uk
Interactive Theatre International presents…BRIEFS: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS,
ONLY FOOLS THE (CUSHTY) DINING EXPERIENCE
5th October until 15th December 2018
Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel, 130 Tottenham
Court Road, London W1T 5AY
It’s the show they’ve all been asking for, and it’s by the people
behind the worldwide smash hit, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience.
This fully immersive, brand new show transports audiences to The Nags
Head to meet the pride of Peckham in a night of eating, wheeling and
dealing. It’s a t’riffic night out with some cushty pub grub – and you’d
be a plonker to miss it!
The fun starts from the moment audiences join the Trotters and their
friends for a knees-up. Meanwhile, of course, Del tries to drum up some
cash and make a cheeky saving on the side. But why is the pub closed on
the busiest night of the week? There’s money to be made and debts to be
Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience is a wholly original immersive
theatre show written by Interactive Theatre International in loving
tribute to the BBC’s Only Fools & Horses TV series.
Every Friday and Saturday Evening at 7.30pm
Tickets: £49, including a 3 course meal
Phone: 0845 154 4145
Flying Elephant Productions presents
25th September until 29th September 2018
Press Night: 25th September 2018
Gallery Different 14 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1DR
Written by Brian McAvera
Directed by Marcia Carr
Following a critically acclaimed, sell out run at Edinburgh Festival
Fringe, the reimaged production of Picasso’s Women transfers to London
this Autumn. Continuing the site specific theme, the play is set in a
contemporary art space, Gallery Different in London.
Picasso’s Women features a series of monologues and confessionals
performed by three of the most influential women in the early life of
seminal 20th Century artistic genius, Picasso.
The production features Fernande, played by Judith Paris, who tells the
audience about the lustful early years of her relationship with Picasso.
Fernande is known to have published her memoirs in her later years to
great success. The play then focuses on Olga, Picasso’s first wife who
is played by Colette Redgrave. She candidly recounts the ‘departments in
which Picasso lacked’ and the sadness she felt when she lost her husband
to the younger and nubile Marie-Therese performed by Kirsten Moore.
Tuesday to Saturday Evenings at 7.30pm
Runs 1 hour 30 minutes approximately.
Tickets: £25, including a drink, plus entrance to Muse, Model or Mistress
£20 for the performance only.
Phone: 020 7637 3775
For the first time, a new book examines the complete output of Pulitzer
Prize and Tony award-winning composer Jonathan Larson.
“Boho Days: The
Wider Works of Jonathan Larson,” written by J. Collis and authorized by
the Larson estate, will be released in digital and print formats on
October 16th, 2018.
Covering Larson’s work from student cabarets at Adelphi University
through RENT’s creative process, “Boho Days” tells the story of a young
composer on the edge of a rapidly changing New York theatre scene. Based
on extensive archival research and interviews with over 60 of Larson’s
associates and collaborators, Collis’ book features discussion and
analysis of major works such as Superbia, tick, tick… BOOM!, J.P. Morgan
Saves the Nation, and RENT. “Boho Days” also addresses a number of
lesser-known Larson works including his educational theatre
compositions, a collaboration with National Lampoon, and the children’s
video Away We Go!
“I initially wrote an article about Superbia,” said Collis, an alumni of
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. “It became clear pretty
quickly that there was so much more to write about, that nobody was
writing about it, and that the first step would be to demystify the
collection and let people know where to start.” The article, “Static on
a Screen”, was published in Studies in Musical Theatre from Intellect
Ltd., and a revised version featuring additional research is included in
J. Collis earned his Master of Arts in Theatre
Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama before working
as a part-time freelance theatre and media critic. Following a path into
production, he has since moved into film localization and streaming
media. He currently resides in Berlin, Germany.
“Boho Days” is now available globally for preorder in hardback (ISBN
978-3-00-059113-6) and digitally (978-3-00-059112-9) in the USA, Canada,
UK, and Germany.
Hard copies are available from all bookstores.
Digital distribution is serviced through StreetLib.
Libraries can order
via Ingram and Overdrive.
GROUNDBREAKING SOUTH AFRICAN MUSICAL TO DEBUT ON CD:
Original London Cast Recording to be released on September 28th 2018
Stage Door Records is pleased to announce the debut CD release of 'King
Kong', the groundbreaking South African Jazz Musical. The Original 1961
London Cast Album of ‘King Kong’ will be released on September 28th
'King Kong' was a pioneering South African musical inspired by the life
and death of the heavyweight-boxing champion Ezekiel Dlamini. Billed as
a 'Jazz-Opera', 'King Kong' featured music by Todd Matshikiza and lyrics
by Pat Williams. The production was first staged at Johannesburg's
Witwatersrand University Great Hall, opening on February 2nd 1959 and
went on to take South Africa by storm. Nelson Mandela attended the
opening night and is on record as highlighting the show as his favourite
musical. The original South African production starred Nathan Mdledle,
Ruth Nkonyane, Dan Poho and Miriam Makeba, helping launch Makeba's
international singing career.
West End theatre impresario Jack Hylton was determined to bring the
ground breaking South African musical to London, insisting that as many
of the original cast members as possible transfer with the production.
'King Kong' subsequently opened at London's Princes Theatre on February
23rd 1961 and ran for 201 performances. Critics praised 'King Kong' for
its inventive staging, stand out performances and vibrant score.
In more recent times, 'King Kong' has been recognised for the pioneering
role the production played in breaking down racial barriers, defying the
colour bar and uniting black and white South Africans at the height of
the apartheid era. In 2017 the musical was profiled by BBC Radio 3 and
later revived in South Africa by the Fugard Theatre Company.
Stage Door Records are pleased to debut the Original London 1961 Cast
recording of 'King Kong' on CD. The recording is complemented with
selections from the Original 1959 South African Cast recording,
including many songs that were subsequently cut from the London
production. The CD concludes with a handful of bonus tracks including
pop covers of 'Back Of The Moon' and 'The Earth Turns Over' by Elaine
Delmar and a jazz instrumental of the show's title song by Terry
Lightfoot's New Orleans Jazzmen.
For more information visit:
Underbelly & Briefs Factory Presents
+ Shows, Santa’s Grotto, Christmas market, food, bars all in one place
CHRISTMAS IN LEICESTER SQUARE
Leicester Square site open: Monday - Friday 12pm - 10pm, Saturday -
Sunday 10am - 10pm
For full programme information on all shows + Santa’s Grotto,
European-Style Christmas market, bars and foods:
or call: 0333 344 4167
The Live events at:
The Spiegeltent, Christmas In Leicester Square, Leicester Square
Gardens, Leicester Square, WC2H 7NA
BRIEFS: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
The world’s hottest all-male boylesque group will grab Christmas by
the baubles in their dazzling new show
Friday 9 November 2018 – Thursday 3 January 2019
8 weeks only!!
Times: 7.30pm Wednesday – Sunday (additional performance Tuesday 18th
Matinees 3pm Saturday (except 22nd December)
Running Time: 100 mins – including interval
Age: Recommended 16+
Previews: 9th November 7.30pm and 10th November 3pm – stalls £21.50/
Posh Seats £26.50/ Private Booth £151.50
Friday - Sunday – Stalls £35.50/ Posh Seats £41.50/ Private Booth
Wednesday – Thursday – Stalls £28.50/ Posh Seats £35.50/ Private Booth
Press Night: Wednesday 14th November 2018 at 7.30pm
BRAT KIDS CARNIVAL
A high-energy super fun variety show for all the family, from tots
to teenagers. Mischief makers Briefs Factory have created a noisy fun
show for kids who love spectacle, wild circus skills, flying acrobatics,
edgy dancing, pumping music, spectacular aerialists, eye popping party
tricks and cheeky clowning antics. A show where the audience gasp and
laugh out loud at the world class ridiculous acts of amazement.
Saturday 10 November 2018 – Sunday 30 December
Times: Saturday: 11am and 1pm
Sunday: 1pm and 3pm
Wednesday – Friday from 12 December: 3pm
Running Time: 45 mins – no interval
Age: Tots to teenagers – recommended 4+
Saturday and Sunday – Stalls £15.50/ Family Price £13.75 (per ticket.
Minimum 4 tickets required)
Wednesday – Friday – Stalls £11.50/ Family Price £10.25 (per ticket.
Minimum 4 tickets required)
Press Days: Saturday 17 November at 11am and 1pm + Sunday 18 November at
The seriously X-rated late night weekend trash glamour disco circus
Friday 9 November – Sunday 30 December 2018
Times: Fridays and Saturdays: 10.15pm
Running Time: 90 mins
Age: Strictly 18+
Tickets: From £23.50p.
Press Night: Wednesday 14 November 2018 at 7.30pm
CLUB BRIEFS: NYE EXTRAVAGANZA!
The place to be in London this NYE! Trash, glamour, disco, circus.
Suggested dress code: EXTRAVAGANCE.
Date: Monday 31 December 2018
Time: 10pm – 2.15am!!!
Running Time: 240 mins
Age: Strictly 18+
Ticket Prices: Stalls £41.50/ Posh Seats £61.50/ Private Booth £301.50
JAMIE WILSON AND GAVIN KALIN
Colin Ingram and Peter Kane for InTheatre, Marc David Levine and Curve
THE UK PREMIERE OF
ON YOUR FEET!
A LIMITED SEASON AT THE LONDON COLISEUM
Friday 14th June until Saturday 31st August 2019
Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin are delighted to announce the UK premiere
of ON YOUR FEET! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, which will play
a limited season at the London Coliseum from Friday 14th June until Saturday
31st August 2019. Tickets are
on sale now.
Prior to the London run there will be seven performances at Curve,
Leicester from 3rd until 8th June 2019. Visit
www.curveonline.co.uk for on sale
ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and
charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami
and finally to international superstardom and features some of the most
iconic pops songs of the era, including ‘Rhythm is Gonna Get You’,
‘Conga’, ‘Get On Your Feet’, ‘Don’t Want To Lose You Now’ and ‘1-2-3’.
Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records worldwide and is the
most successful Latin crossover performer in the history of pop music.
In addition to her 38 number 1 hits across the Billboard charts, Gloria
recorded the Oscar-nominated song ‘Music of My Heart’ and has received
numerous honours and awards over the course of her illustrious career.
Emilio Estefan is a founding member of the pioneering Miami Sound
Machine, who created a brand new Latin crossover sound – fusing
infectious Cuban rhythms with American pop and disco. Combined, they
have won a staggering 26 Grammy awards..
The Tony Award® nominated show ran on Broadway for two years, playing
for over 750 performances. It is currently on a two year US tour, whilst
the production in Holland continues until August.
ON YOUR FEET! is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell
(Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), with choreography by Olivier Award-winner
Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and book by Academy Award® winner
Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman).
Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm, Sundays at 3pm
Tuesday to Thursday: £147.25, £125.25, £81.25, £56.25, £47.25, £37.25,
Friday to Sunday
£147.25, £125.25, £97.25, £67.25, £57.25, £47.25, £41.75, £27.25,
Booking fees of between £1.50 and £2.25 per ticket apply.
Phone: 0207 845 9300
The Clockmaker’s DaughterStudio Cast Recording
Acclaimed new British musical The Clockmaker’s Daughter premiered in
London in 2015 and has, to date, been nominated for 11 awards.
Now an all-star cast of leading West End performers has been assembled
for The Clockmaker’s Daughter – Studio Recording, a thrilling new studio
recording of Michael Webborn and Daniel Finn’s musical faerytale.
Christine Allado (Constance) is currently starring as Peggy Schuyler in
Hamilton in the West End, Ramin Karimloo (Abraham) was The Phantom in
The Phantom of the Opera and Love Never Dies), Fra Fee (Will Riley) was
in The Ferryman, Royal Court and West End, Matthew Croke (Henry Glynn)
is currently starring in the title role in Disney’s Aladdin in the West
End, Lauren James Ray (Amelia) Glinda and Nessarose in the West End
production of Wicked, head up the cast, with more to be announced.
The Clockmaker’s Daughter, an original story with original music, is set
in the fictional Irish town of Spindlewood. Like most towns of age,
Spindlewood, has its traditions. But no practice, custom or old wives’
warning is so firmly adhered to as ‘The Turning of the Key’. Every year,
on the last night of winter, as the first day of spring unfolds, the
townsfolk gather to take part in a strange ritual... The Clockmaker’s
Daughter is a beautiful story built around themes of prejudice,
discrimination, animosity and a fear of the unknown - a folk musical
with a specific, yet timeless, feel.
Writers Michael Webborn and Daniel Finn met during a workshop at the
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2010. Their first full-length
musical, The Clockmaker’s Daughter, premiered at the Landor Theatre in
Clapham. The show went on to a sell out run and critical success. In
2016, it completed a further sell-out run at the Minack Theatre in
Cornwall and was also produced by Trinity Laban. To date, it has been
nominated for 11 awards
The Clockmaker’s Daughter - Studio Cast Recording is Executive Produced
by David Ball Productions. The record is Produced by Joe Davison for
Auburn Jam Music, and will be released by Auburn Jam Records later this
year with limited edition CDs, complete with cover design by Kyle
Lambert (Stranger Things) and original concept artwork by Daniel Finn.
Now available for pre-order from:
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